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PAGE 6 THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 4, 1974 Pastoral Musings ' i The Poor Among Us By Msgr. John B. Scheper------ THE MAN stood in the doorway of his beautiful home looking down upon the begger who had come to him for help. "Look," he said. "I have a nice home, a good business and money in the bank. Do you know how I got this? Through hard work. All my life I have worked hard. Now if you will go to work and earn a living, you will not have to go from house to house begging. Sorry, I cannot help you -- I do not believe in helping people like you." This incident may not be a common occurrence, but for us it contains several lessons Poverty has been part of humanity since the beginning of the human race. Christ | asir eoe CHILl DISTRIBUTED BY: Henley Wholesale Meats Remount & Perrin, N.L.R. I reminded his disciples that he would not be in their midst very long, but that the poor would always be with them. Poverty has many causes. There are some people who seem to be happy living in poverty; no matter how much is done for them, or how many op- portunities are presented to them, they remain poor. Others do not have the talents, or they lack initiative; some do not know how to manage the means at their disposal, and are failures in the eyes of the world. UNFORTUNATE economic conditions, and the uncharitable attitude and indifference of the affluent may be the most serious reasons why so many people live in poverty. They are 'kept down', and are not given the opportunity to rise from the slums Grave obligations rest upon the shoulders of the federal government, the states, the cities and communities, and not in the least upon the churches of all denominations for failing to instill into the hearts of people the spirit of Christ, the spirit of love for God and man. We as individuals have the duty to follow in the footsteps of the Master, who "went about doinggood." At,times we might feel that some people do not deserve help because they seem to make no efforts to help themselves. This may be true, but it is really not left to our judgment -- we cannot look into the hearts of people. THERE ARE the so-called "knights of the road," the hobos, the tramps, or the bums (defined as worthless or drunken loafers). They are "professionals" in their sense, and may or may not be deserving of help. They will stop you on the street, or come to your door. What should you do? Help them, at least with food or clothing. It is not always wise to give them money. Most of them find their way to the rectory or convent. It is really a compliment that they consider these places as the most-likely sources of help. I would rather be guilty of helping an "undeserving" person, than to turn my back upon one who is truly in need through no fault of his own. All, like you, are children of God. Let us always ask: "What would Christ do if He were in my place?" Havea qlor.ious meal atWmcdcrkchrg Wein Keller Restaurant. The tours are nice too. Follow the highway signs up St. Mary's Mountain on Highway 186, easily accessible from U.S. 64 and In- terstate 40. Tours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Wein Keller Restaurant open 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Reservations please. 00iederhehr WINE CELLARS. INC. ALTUS, ARKANSAS As Sisters' Senate Met Sister Cabrini, O.S.B., treasurer of the Little Rock Diocesan Sisters' Senate, chats with other Sisters prior to the Dec. 15 meeting of the Senate in Conway. His Excellency Bishop Andrew J. McDonald was the principal speaker. Senate goals and means of attaining them were the topics of group (liscussions. Arkansas Obituaries MARY (YOCUM) LEMONS Morrilton -- Mrs. Donnie Burl Lemons of 817 North Oak, Morrilton, 21-year-old daughter of Arkansas State Deputy Odell Yocum of the Knights of Columbus and Mrs. Yocum, died Dec. 21 in a head-on automobile collision on In- terstate 40 at Pottsville. Police said the other car involved in the wreck had been travelling in the wrong direc- tion on the freeway. His Excellency Bishop An- drew J. McDonald of Little Rock was one of the con- celebrants of the Requiem Mass in Sacred Heart Church here Dec. 24. The principal celebrant was Father Edward G. Marley, C.S.Sp., pastor, who is State Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. Other concelebrants were The Very Rev. Raphael DeSalvo, O.S.B., of New Subiaco Abbey and Msgr. Francis J. McKee, V.F., of Marley, C.S.Sp., as principal celebrant. Mr. Mobley, husband of Catherine (Hoelzeman) Mobley and son of Max and Mary (Strait) Mobley, died Dec. 22 in St. Vincent Infirmary, Little Rock, following a heart attack. Besides his wife, his survivors include, a son, John Mobley of Van Buren; four daughters, Mrs. Ann McCular of London, England, Mrs. Susan Yeager of Morrilton, Miss Ellen Mobley of Conway and Miss Karen Mobley of Russellville, and one grand- son, Tobin James Yeager. Concelebrants of the funeral Mass were Father Charles F. Kordsmeier, Little Rock diocesan chancellor, and Msgr. Francis J. McKee, V.F., of Atkins. Father Marley preached the sermon. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery here. Pallbearers were Mike Hoelzeman, Joe Mobley, Ronnie Kaufman, Robert Carruthers, Bruno ii Do You Remember? , SO r.Jl AGO  Gu THIS WEEK Joly -,Ira tl The Guardinn lpOl'tlH,asi I -Jatha in a special St Jo e A Orphanage edition -- reek "An institution which Urie. never sought other tha: it wiV im good of httle ones... =in regard to religious affiliate th This work is carried on th#ons the self-sacrifice of Benedictine Sisters and ( generosity of the people oI State of Arkansas .... " aers tg th |e PI 25 Y1F_.AIRS AGO kina /erev THISWEE.K mc The Guardian repolrt: st, ay lc Father Charles McGi Lc7 football coach at Catholic law= School, awarded gold fo, r in pins to the following me ax t of the St Andrew's Cathe c School football squad: - l Clowers, Danny Bear ,. Charles Brucks, Johnny ,dieu ce, David Chamberlain, lram Diller, Louis Caldarera, 134 d ove Massery, Tommy Don u Erwn Graves, Jerry Drear;it -" 0d R Leonard Beaam, R Wernitznig, Kenneth Sammy Kirby and Dale merling. 1974 IN BRAILLE The 1974 Braille calendar is now available of charge from the Xavier ciety for the Blind in York. The only one of its kind, calendar in Braille the sightless person convenient means of each Sunday's feast, as as all other important occurring within the too( It further assists the blin locating and thus using l.-...- Braille Propers of the Sun0-' Atkins. Hoelzeman, Eddie Nabholz, Masses (also available if' Mrs. Lemons, a registered Max Mobley, Jr., and Bill Xavier Society). nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Strait. To obtain the free Br  Russellville, was born in calendar and to receive  Fayettevillein 1952. Her mother / ........ / ther information on other 11017 r LIfFOr t l " Hl:/O ut:cnl serwces prowded by the.' is the former Louise Mary /f' m.L., n.L[| ciety, the visually impa..... Paladino. Her father is a ]lm]t anuaeae/ should write to" Xavier S Morrilton alderman. n n, o,. : , lll[]l[l[ l ety for the Bhnd, 154  She is survived by her [(l)B:AUT]FML |] 23rd Street, New York, l,, husband, Donnie Burl Lemons, L "-=---- -'J her parents, and a sister, Edith Lemons. Burial was in Campground Cemetery, Morrilton. Pallbearers were George J. Cambiano, Bob Kordsmeier, 6tb -= Me Marlin Hawkins, Larry 't.0J('g gt g0Jld{" 'Pal Chambers, Gary Griffin and George Luget. CLINTON , Jo Bridal Registries FURNITURE co. , aot RAYMOND FURSTENBERG Our Specialty Paris -- The funeral of 219 North 14th st. 919 Rogers Ave., Fort Raymond Matt Furstenberg, 51, Mrs. Joe !Mar) Breen Phone 783-8281 of 1409 South Elm, who retired from the Navy after 21 years service, was conducted here Dec. 18, with Father Paul Hoedebeck, O.S.B., pastor,  @ YouCan officiating at the Requiem Mass .% in St. Joseph's Church. AD VER TIS0000. Mr. Furstenberg, who died suddenly from a heart attack Dec. 14, was born in Paris, son @ In This Spa(00- of Augusta and Toney Fur- , stenberg. He is survived by his FIP00T wife, Dorothy Helen "l (Klusmeyer) Furstenberg; four FEDEj I . sisters, Mrs. Mary Gorrell and Mrs. Dolores Etzkorn, both of | Subiaco, Mrs. Marge Kiefer of SAVIN{}S PLUMIINO paxk Paris, and Mrs. June Lyons of HEATING CONTRACTIP China Lake, Calif.; and five AND LOAN A$$OCIATION REPAIRING brothers, Frank Furstenberg of Paris, Joe Furstenberg of North FORT SMITH Residential -- Commer Charleston, s.C., Harold Main Office/6th & Garrison __o-- Furstenberg of Robersonville, r] N.C., Robert Furstenberg of Phoenix Village Mall Arsml Cetrel oj Brownsville, Texas, and Central Mall SptIIIiII Richard Furstenberg of China B ci Lake, Calif. VAN BUREN ender Brothel Father Paul conducted a 432 Albert Pike-Fort S#/ Rosary service in the Devers- 7th and Broadway Steele Chapel the evening Phone782-1430 before the funeral. Burial was  / in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vernon  / Schneider, Victor Schneider, ARKANSAS VALLEY Larry Klein, Raymond Blatz, Bill Neumeier and Kenneth INSURANCE COMPANY Bartsch. ,.su_c._ ,,..., _ .o.::o.., JOHN B. MOBLEY Clarence M. Sharum . Insuran Morrilton -- A Concelebrated Chas. L. Keck - Home Loans Requiem Mass for John Brice 0 Mobley, 53, of 710 North Oak Street, a retired cement salesman, was offered Dec. 26 615 GARRISON Avg. FORT SM in Sacred Heart Church with the Phone 78 - l 1 14 pastor, Father Edward G.