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NOTES 00R+0000iTn Christmas Suggestions needed to explain the of Christmas and to in- true Christmas spirit it was considerable number of in the entertainment them by St. Anne's girls on of Dec. 23rd. From the number, "Holy Night," in by a large number of lit- the closing tableaux illus-] scene connected with the] ;r, as in Bethelhem, every] 7q tly suggestive of sacred r :nder associations. lal admission fee helped to nicely the net proceeds of sale which was successful eXPectations. Literary. Treat exercise of 1922 treat given by the High the Faculty and stu- Grammar School. The so arranged as to ex- sketch of the by the English classes The selections were and showed not only of the import of the but also a keen ap- of their vigor and beauty Bound of Heaven" prefaced the con- Senior class as fol- isters and Friends: The are about to recite for you as the soul-history Thompson; but like all POssesses that quality Which renders it ap- Souls of all men in all we rnay read into it many from our own lives, and raay With Thompson feet love is ever about us, His :1 caressingly never more so than in Season when we commem- to earth to dwell for us, to die for us. s.entiled "The Hound of Is as follows: masterpiece was then eniors in solo recita- Refrain, which was d effect in chorus. -mmtm :Ue av d Sopho- simple prologues ex- ot , their respect- i an atmos- e to their sympathetic the youngest audi- enjoy excerpts from and Scott with a the pleasure aChers derived from the of two hours' du- lappy Feast communicant in parish of Sunday to prepare celebration of the the Nativity of our afternoon and late confessionals of and his zeal- Fathers Lunder- Were beseieged by whose victory by the nu- distributed and. morning rtyp. m. SPacious church was admission. and Sisters' chapel as Possible, and yet every available with charac- and American about this time of the aisles manufactur- Y magic; but it was ry Which enabled if not up- of "The Old it once more and new whose de- have not forgot- lessons of boy.. of nfidnight, and his attend- the sanctuary a knelt to unite g up the holy occupied the md third Masses s sermons warns- with love ff Bethlehem and of the story Rome. While emarked that a theme better than of his listen- if any one and Mystery shown in the THE GUARDIAN, SATUR DAY, altar decorations, which consisted of a most artistic arrangement of ferns, chrysanthemums and carnations against a background of English ivy, starred with p)insetta blooms. The music also lent dignity and beauty to the solemnity. Especially devotional were the hynms "Holy Night,","Christus Natus Est" and "Venite Adoremus." The crib was placed in the baptistry. Seems more appealing than usual this year in its realistic rustic setting. Benediction of the Most Blessed, Sacrament was attended on New Year's eve by a numerous congrega- tion who afterwards joined in staging the Te Deum, which terminated the church services for 1922. 1.923 Piously Installed The Masses at six and nine o'clock on New Year's Day were largely at- tended. Whe we reflect that these scenes were duplicated in numberless churches, it is heartening to know that so many untouched by the in- durating and blighting influences o the commercialism and infidelity o our (lay hfid the burdens of the Old Year at the gates of the Sanctuary and assumed those of the New Year with the light from the altar irradiat- ing their way and the grace of the Sacraments sustaining and strength- ening their spirit. Christmas Joy at St. John's Cimrch A visit to the church of St. John Baptist on New Year's Day gave us a better realization of the work be- ing accomplished by Rev. Father Lun- dergan in beJmlf of our colored peo- ple, The church is a model of com- fort and neatness, and very attractive in its Christmas decorations4Here, too, we found the crib in mire-- a pleasing object lesson for those non- Catholics as well as Catholics who at- tended the Christmas services. Academy Resumes The boarding students of 1922 have returned from their holiday visit with friends and some new names have been iscribed on the roll of 1923. MENA Christmas Joy On the evening of December 20th a very enjoyable Christmas entertain- ment was given by the pupils of St. Joseph's Academy. In addition to an amusing playlet and the beautiful pantomime Silent Night, Holy Night, there were readings, instrumental and vocal numbers, all of which were up to the high S. J. A. standard. The weather being ideal, it was not surprising that the beautiful new St. Agnes church should be filled to ca- pacity at the first Midnight Mass to be celebrated under its roof. Probably half of the large audience was made up of Protestants, who seemed deeply impressed by the solemn spirituality of our Catholic Christmas celebration. Good times and amusements of every description are plentiful on this uni- versal holiday, but it is doubtless true that the heart of every real Christian, of whatsoever denomination, craves something more--a longing to partic- ipateif only afar off--in the true Christmas celebration, ot which the central theme is the adoration of the newborn Saviour. Altar Decoration The high altar was a mass of Christmas greens and redsstately palms, glossy holly and gorgeous poinsettias. The altars of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph were decorated in harnmny with this color scheme, and when the whole was flooded with brilliant incandescents and the more mellow light of myriad candles, the ef- fect was exceedingly lovely. Crib A rustic cave in a setting of vivid green pine boughs and holly was the abode of the Holy Infant, the blessed Mother and Joseph. The interior 0f the cave was illuminated with vari-colored tapers, SUBIACO which grew in number as one after Parish Notes another the midnight worshippers The St. Benedict's school children knelt in the straw to adore the Prom- presented an entertainmen in the Col- ised One of Israel. Perhaps it was i lege theater Wednesday night, Decem- ber 27th. Almost 'the Herald Angels singing in unison every child in the with the choir, for it was remarked on I school had a part. The Mistletoe drill all sides, that never had St. Agnes'l. , choirwhich is noted for good music / --rendered the Christmas Mass :o CAPITAL - - brilliantly. Again and again the long altar rail was filled with devout corn- SURPLUS " " $60 VUUA/i 00 municants and with such a wealth of P * inspiration, it was only to be expected We hays incroad our Capital that the very Reverend Pastor should Stock from $200,000 to $300,000 and deliver a most beautiful and illumin- by selling the new iemue at ;oek at ating sermon. On account of the prqs- 80 per cent above our par, our Arl?l ence of Father Fletcher, of Little has bean lneruaod from $40,000 to Rock College, who spent the holidays $60,000. This ennbl u to ta] with homefolks, the congregation had trotter care of our prtNmt &Nmtto the unusual privilege of six Masses. am well am the now Halpin-Johnson Nuptials ENGLAND NATIONAL BANK On the evening of December 23rd, Miss Irma Halpin and Homer Johnson were unitedinmarriagebyVeryRev. ILEAl ID BREAD Dean Gallagher. The young bride is a S. J. A. girl and a convert, and the groom holds a position with the Star Publishing Co. I WADI BY ., Personals "'---" J ]DA] JlqtlTV D| Miss Mary Smith and Waler Alvey J ItkV ll| | IqUIIU| were Joined in wedlock on Thursday, ]*q[II alOilT EA]IrAII]r IIIgJB Dec. 28th, at the parochial residence. [ JO]B JUNG, . Mr. Alvey is employed in Wichita Falls, Tex., where the young couple will reside. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thinnes, of Shawnee, Okla., sym- pathize sincerely with these popular young people in the loss of their in- fant son, who lived only long enough to become a child of God and gain eternal bliss. Miss Margaret Callahan spent the week-end holiday vacation with her father at Vandervoort. Miss Roselie Robert is visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. Mar- tiny, at Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Martiny suffered a stroke of paralysis several fveeks ago, but is much improved. Fred Montgomery of Sapulpa, spent the Christnms holidays with his father and sisters in Mena. Miss Jeannette Meyer, of Muskogee, Okla., and her brother Cecil Meyer, of Dallas, Texas, were holiday visi- tors at the family home on Eighth street. Mrs. George Mosler. of Evanston, Wyo., who came to Mona to be with her friend of many years, Mrs . J. Krauss, during her last illness, has returned to her western home. OBITUARY Mrs. Ruth Gifford Krauss Dies After a long and painful illness, en- dured with the most edifying patience, Mrs. J. Krauss gently and peacefully closed her eyes to earthly suffering on Dec. 30th, at 8 p. m,, with the Holy Name of Jesus on her lips. Since her husband's death a little over a year ago, Mrs. Krauss' health has failed[ steadily, until her final illness con-] fined her to her bed, when hope of I improvement was abandoned several weeks ago, her four children and also a brother and elder sister remained constantly at her bedside. Mrs. Ruth Gifford Krauss was born Dec. 14, 1855, at West Union, Iowa. She was married to J. I. Krauss on June 6th, 1871, at Omaha, Neb., and with him lived to celebrate their Gold- en Jubilee on June 6th, 1921. Mr. and Mrs. Krauss and c]fildren came to Mena soon after the town was founded and remained until the removal of the railroad division, since which time they had resided in Shreveport, La. Since her husband's death, Mrs. Krauss has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. Thinnes, in Mena, and she was laid to rest beside him in the Mena cemetery. She was the pio- neer member of St. Agnes' parish, and hers was the first funeral to be held in the new church. JANUARY 6, 1923. The family's large circle of friends offers heartfelt condolence in their bereavement. Truly it may be said of Mrs. Krauss--she was an exem- plary mother, a devout Catholic and a faithful friend. But morn than words of comfort, however sincere, must be the thought that nothing was left undone which could have contrib- uted to the spiritual or bodily welfare of their loved one. Smwiving Mrs. Krauss are four children, Mrs. J. Thinnes, of Mena, Ark., Mrs. E. R. Bizer, Heavener, Ok., Mrs. W. T. Tooley, Shreveport, La., and Mr. C. J. Krauss, Fairbury, Neb. Also one brother and two sisters, and sixteen grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Mother farewellbut oly for a while, We'll miss you, dearyour patient mother-smile. Your counsels true--your tender, lov- ing care. The loss is our.--a loss beyond re- pair. Mother farewellpours the eternal gain, Forever freed from life's distress and pain. By loved ones greeted on the immor- tal shore God' smile your recompense, forever- more. by the secohd and third grade girls was enjoyed by every one. The songs were accompanied by the College and Parish band. Thursday morning at eight o'clock there was a Mass held, sermon and children's blessing given by Rev. Fr. Eugene. The sermon was very inter- esting to everyone, even the smallest children, try their best to listen and Understand every word. His subject was "Holy Innocent of the Little Chil- dren." After Mass the blessing was given and then all the children assembled in one of the schoolrooms to see what "Santa Claus" left for them. Besides a beautiful large tree he left every one a present, which every child ap- preciated. Then all turned their way homeward, wishing Christmas woultt come oftener than once a year. We hope to see the chihtren traveling their old school paths by January 2nd, with as happy hearts as they left. The larger boys and girls are wait- ing with patience to get back on their basket ball court. We hope to see them win some games before the sea- son is over. We wish everyone who reads this A Happy and Prosperous New Year. TEXARKANA Providence Academy and St. Edward's School The spirit of the school was one o close application to study all through the month of December, even to the Friday evening preceding the great feast of Christmas when the monthly test came to a close, and the pupils enjoyed, then, all the more, the fine treat that was in store for them at the new Rectory. Now they are anxiously looking forward to the Itonor Roll to see the names that grace the list. Owing, however, to the fact that some pupils were necessarily ab- sent for a day or a few days, their names mus be absent from the roll also. But this fact holds true only for such as were necessarily absent. Excellent Students The pupils who won the distinction of "Excellent" in the High School are: twelfth grade, Miss Muriel Kline; tenth grade, Mary Ahern, Margaret Galvin, Catherine Moore, Josephine Murray, Elizabeth Thomas and Fran- cis Quinn; ninth grade, John Bann and Jean Culver, these boys won all the SAFETY, CONVE0000CL PR0fff In 1 Your Smvlnlp Wilds the SOUTHERN TRUST COgP00 lnds ud 4 per om fmtmmjt twi a Tear, lint yn arm t your memo, is adt/y mm wkevm, you may rutru It nsdar that a mnall ammmt --lY at /tm i.lma, m batter ru Mmmm ammm "--"" l  ............. _ , ,,:, ...... PAGE SEVEN honors of their class. Seventh and eighth grades: Caro- line Carrara, Theresa Elliott, Anna I Ahern, Mildred Galvin, Willella Mack- I ley, Olive Moore, Helen Fouke, Rob-l err Nasli, William Auck, Francis Thomas. Fourth, fifth and sixth grades: Te- resa Urban, John Ahem, Mary Bran- nan, Mary Lansdale, Mary Culver, Margaret Bann, James C. Moore Catherine Ahem, Mary Agnes Graves Loretta Murray, Adeline Pecorella, and Alice Murray. First, second and third grades: Tom Reynolds, Anthony Toberny, Lawrence Graves, Margaret Bryce, Florence Chandler, Kathleen Roy" nolds, Montie Blotkamp, Gertrude Sli- mer, Frank Pecorella, Mary Moore, Virginia Galvin, Genevieve Blotkamp, Ernest Vathis, and IIarve Thomas. Greetings Knights of Columbus, "The Tlflr- teenth, The Greatest of Centuries," Walsh; "The Popes and Science," Walsh; John Bann, "The Church and Modern Society," Archbishop Ireland, Volumes I and II; Jean Cuh/er, two books by Dickens; William Auck, "Misjudged," W. Heimburg and "A Tour Around the World" by Verne; Joseph Murray, "The Lady Margaret," Elizabeth Thomas; "The Greatest of Centuries," Walsh; Mr. Milazzo, "Christian Religion," by Rev. William Willmers, S. J. A Happy New Year, then, to all the patrons, friends and benefactors of the St. Edward's School, and par- ticularly to the greatest of the bene- factors, who gives his precious time daily, to the great cause of Christian education, Reverend O. B. Clarendon, Ph.D. May the same spirit of earnestness in study be kcpt up all through the PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS. New Year; and may the other pupils who are striving hard to reach the standard meet with the same success as the honored pupils of the Old Year. A Happy New Year to all the pu- pils. The best New Year's Greeting that we can give to the members of the Mothers' Club is, to pray to God that each Mother may be blessed in her own children and tlmt the mother may be spared to witness a bright and happy future in store for eacl loved child. We wish a Happy New Year and God's blessing to all who have do- nated a book or books to the Provi- dence Library, beginning even from the first benefactor, Mrs. J. P. 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