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#'%U l" Vii f)e?. " SUBSCRIPTION$z.oo A Year New rate became effective Sanu- D!'ii L BYary Ist, 1942. All new subserip- The Scm tions and renewals should be fig- ured at $2.00 a year. : Present time that they do not Prclate all that is being done " B them. As  mttcr of fact the No. 5 [[tde. Few people ever value  '  aXt is done for them, if It is PIUS K ' 0000atuitously. Mankind, in mL,'_ , places  true estimste, Upou what costs them dear- I  tnoney, thne or effort. Henry has  motto hanging over his H/iH Be Reunited [ For Mercy :: Dlaoe, which reads, "Chop ly In 1942 With Fami 00e--o H il"0spta'  lopl of today are umap- (By N. C. W. C. News' Service) ,. thera =| I " tire is that their elders have= so.theTheredetermation  nothing Seer tdeCg]!;dbtrhh:s( Thien!sPslliigehne:wlohdmh'tbPterbe? *=_ l)arents to make up to their on property not far from their present nursery. Fort Smith.  An added a, the things of which they Last Christmas and New Year's the etire family was together, grant of $'30,000 for remodel- vv deprived. To do this is to but that was only a' taste of the real homeqife they will have, once ing and extension of St. Ed- ve the children the worst pos- :he new home is built, ward's Mercy Hospital here 'e!l)relratlon for life. The men uaneu of today who have a success of life are those ,'had to work hard and sae- T, tee in their younger days. Men :MSdom realize this and they m their children up under a I:L " regime, even though they :wv..ample me, ms to gratify their ry wish. The present emer- _Y is going to be helpful to Who are now growing up. i][eY Will have to learn to deny lves pleasures and eve n orts. The present shortage of [i.uer will work to the advantage IE ue YOlmgcr generation. They have to adapt themselves to habits of tr-.vel. They will P rCed to stay closer to home. r Will be obliged to provide Le Vmlves with new means of  ilo ' which they must de- th their own ingenuity. But ( Wtll grow up to be healthier .d women, with the habit =|Ying upon their own efforts. h  they will be better able to a  in competition for a liv- that wig he acute after the t war. is a problem which con- world at the present gives most people lit- but which deserves oosidertion. It is the high rate of wages that paid to unskilled work- in defense areas. should be made to the wage system. The man is the victim of a of economics. A short he was not able to find of any kind. NOw he paid in excess of what warrants, because con- are in many instances upon a qost plus ten per the mme they That is the reason for the Wages. No one would object working man's getting as Possible, if the authort- only take some meaa3s him from the reaction come after the present ceases. The people of Eng- found the present scale a major home front Young boys not over 12 age` are receiving wages three times as great as for the same work war. Welfare agencies that this has brought in Juvenile crime. people are squandering Gambling is pre- and crap shooting is rife,  It is one of the` easiest of gambling. The time when these boys and also will be thrown street without any sort and with the taste luxuries which they are to procure. This nation suffered enough from of various kinds. the time for our ntionl to plan for a future that to come. bresent s'hoge of rubber a national catastrophe our present system has been built upon the no mtter what might go the automobile would Those who are too remember any sort of conceive exist- the pleasure car. The however, cn ttmt life was pleasant so hectic in the days when slower and neighbors other better. Just a ago, the horse animal. He was in connection with a rae thing obsotet. Any had an old fashioned no- !lminted out as a person in the lorse and Now there is a pos- the horse may stage The sam is true of car. It seems now that that were slow in ban- trolley car were wise some places where the wires axe still avail- leys are being repair- soon pursue their once more. In the f this country It was ng for the young man girl for a ride on visit some park or It was much better the present sys- rounds of road days people had associate with their they scarcely see a distance as a speeding car. holds is beyond of human beings, on Page $ The Dionnes have always been known as a good Catholic family in which the parents brought up their children to love and honor their religion and their French ancestry. They are typically Canadian. for Canada is their homeland, and Nun, Pioneer Benedictine, Dies At 82 Fort Smith.--Sister M. Agnes Hofstatter of St. Scholastiea's Convent, Fort Smith, departed this life on the eighth day of January in the eighty-second year of her life and the fifty-sixth of her religious profession, after an illness of three days. Burial was in the Convent Cemetery, Janu- ary 10. The Rev. S. J. Peoples officiated at the Solemn Requiem. The Rev. Peter Post, O. S. B., was Deacon and delivered the eulogy. The Rev. P. J. McCarthy, C. S. Sp., was Sub-Deacon, the Rev. T. J. Kennedy was Master of Cere- monies. Present in the sanctuary were the Rt. Rev. Abbot Paul Nahlen of Subiaco Abbey and Fa- ther LaBonte of Oklahoma. Sister Mary Agnes was born In Fort Smith, and was the fifth member to join the small commun- ity that had' just begun the founda- tion of St. Scholastca's Convent at Shoal Creek, ,Arkansas. Sister labored faithfully through the hardships of the early days, and also assisted in the foundation of a. number of early missions. Sport after the convent was moved from Shoal Creek to Fort Smith she came there to spend her last years. Sister Agnes' nearest surviving relatives are two cousins, Mrs. B. A. Upmoor and Miss Annie M. Stiesberg, both of St. Boniface Parish, Fort Smith. this district the one they have loved best. It was in the very home where the Quints were born that their father was born in 1904. Competent Farmer Oliva Dionne was 19 when he married Elzire Legros, who was 16 years of age. That was in 1925. A competent farmer, Oliva is de- voted to the land, of which he received 300 acres from his father. His oldest Son, Ernest, in his 16th year, tmlps him at farming dur- ing the boy's holidays from the college he is attending in North Bay. Any little "rough edges" which Oliva had as a young farm- er have been worn off and he now presents the appearance of, and is, a very competent businessman, who will not be taken in by city "slickers." Madame Dionne is a true moth- er, in manner and appearance. Her thoughts are centered on her home and her children, and' it has been a heartbreak for her to have been separated from the Quints for so long. Her faith is deep and all consuming. With her children close about her, their religion will not be subject to the dangers of out- side influences. Madame Dionne is a hard worker, for, at the age of 10, she had to take over the housework in her own parents' home when her mother died. The other children in the fam- ily are looking forward to having their five sisters with them. They are Ernest; Rose and Therese, 15 and 14, respectively, who have been attending a convent in Ayl- mer, Que.; Daniel, 10; Pauline, a little less than a year younger than the Quints; Oliva, 5, and Vic- tor, 3. Sisters Developing Individually The Quints will be eight on May 28. They are developing quite individually. Emilie, gay, loves to imitate; Marie, very af- fectionate, ready to sacrifice her- These new pictures of Pope Plus XII show the Holy Father in various moods while in conversa?lra.' during a Papal laudiedce at the Vatican, in early December The pictures which have Jst arr:',at in this country hrere mailed from Rome before the outbreak of war between Ittly and ,he._Ued States. Associated Press photo. (N.C.W.C.) 40 Hours Devotion Begins Sunday At St. Joseph's No. Little Rock--Forty Hours Devotion will open at St. Jo- seph's Orphanage on Sunday, January 25, at the 7 o'clock Mass with a Solemn Mass of Exposition. The Rev. Jas. E. O'Connell will be Celebrant with the Rev. Richard Mc- Cauley as Deacon and the Rev. Edward R. Maloy as Sub- deacon. The Missa pro Pace on Mon- day morning, January 26, will be sung by Fathe Mcauley. The Solemn Close of the De- votion will take place on Tues- day night at 7:45 o'clock. Mem- bers of the clergy of Greater Little Rock are expected to be present. America Must R 00.Purchase Freedom, Says Msgr. Sheen (By N. C. W. C. News Service) New York.---America must fight not for the preservation of the present system with all its blessings and all its evils intact but for the establishment of a better system with old dross removed, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fuhon J. Sheen, of the Catholic University of America, said Sunday night in a "Catholic Hour" address on "Things Worth \\;Vhile." The "Catholic Hour," can be h'eard over Station KARK at 5 p. m. each Sunday evening:Monsignor Sheen's talk: Sun- day was the fifth in a series of 17 adresses on "Peace." "If we entered this war ot to maintain the stattm quo war," Monsignor Sheen said, "then this begun after the last Central :District Unions to Meet 00Here Sunday Little Rock.---One of the high- See QUINTS on page 8 BISHOP'S HOUSE 617 Louisiana Street Little Rock, Ark. Reverend and dear Father: By virtue of the faculty granted by our Holy Father, January 19, 1942, and communicated to me lights of the quarterly meeting of the Central District Leagues of the Catholic Union of Arkansas and the Catholic Women's Union of Arkansas which will be held Sunday afternoon, January 25, at St. Edward's Parish, will be an address by Mr. William Flaherty, Director of the local center of the National Catholic Community Service. Mr. Flaherty, who will be the principal speaker on the program, in a recent letter dated January 2, 1942, by His Excellency, the Apostolic Dele- gate, I hereby permit the faithful of this Diocese who are engaged in works of Na- tional Defense and must work after midnight to receive Holy Communion without observing the prescribed fast. This permission is given for the duration of the war and the following conditions must be observed: (I) These workers must abstain from solid food for at least four hours be- fore receiving Holy Communion, and from liquids for at least one hour; (2) The liquids taken from midnight until one hour before Holy Commun- ion must not be alcoholic; (3) This privilege fiaust be used in such manner as to avoid scandal and the danger of astonishment. Regarding the above requirements and conditions, the following is to be noted: (a) The above permission applies to all defense workers, regardless of the type of work they do, on those days only when they have been re- quired to work past the midnight hour. will discuss the purpose of the U n i t e d Service Organization, and the part that the National Catholic Community Service and the Catholic people are to play in making a home for the men in the service. Miss Helen FTitchie, Youth Chairman for the Catholic Wo- men's Union of Arkansas, will talk on "Study Glub Assemblies for Youth." The meeting will begin at 1:30 p. m. with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and a joint meeting will be held at 2 p. m. with Mr. Robert P. Hiegel, Conway, President of the Central District League, CUofA presiding. (b) Those workers included under (a) above, need observe fast from solid food for only four hours prior to the time they receive Holy Communion. (Thus, if they receive Holy Communion at 7:00 a. m., they need fast only from 3:00 a. m.) They are required to abstain from liquid food and drink (provided it is not alcoholic) only for one hour prior to the time they receive Holy Communion. Thus, if Holy Communion is to be received at 7:00 a. m., such workers may drink non-alcoholic liquids at any time prior to 6:00 a. m. (Although the time mentioned in this pars-graph is allowed to be used, workers should, except in cases of necessity, be careful to reduce the amount of food and drink they take as these time limits are approached. Such action will be prompted by the reverence and respect they owe our Lord in Holy Communion. It is to be noted that under no conditions are beverageb containing alcohol permitted after midnight.) (e) In taking advantage of the privileges granted by this lndult, defense workers are admonished to be particularly careful to avoid that scandal which might be caused those who do not know that a certain person, taking advantage of the Indult, is a defense worker who has been re- quired to work past midnight (see (3) above). Such scandal and bud example might easily be caused if those who are otherwise entitled to use the Indult fail to observe the necessary precautions. The above Induh is a tangible exprdssion and indication of the Holy Father's solicitude for our welfare during these trying times. The law concerning Eucha- ristic Fast is one of the strictest general laws of the Church. Its modification for defense workers under the circumstances mentioned above must be interpreted strictly and all required conditions must be faithfully and conscientiously ob- served. This general principle should be followed by all priests in settling doubts or answering questions of the faithful regarding the interpretation and use of this Induh. Yours sincerely in Christ, JOHN B. MORRIS, Bishop of Little Rock. Separate business meetings will follow, and election of officers held by the Central District League of the CWUofA. Mrs. Geo. Hum, president, Central District Leauge CWUofA will preside at the busi- ness meeting. In the morning, Executive Board meetings of the two organizations will take place at the Hostess House of Garrett Brothers, Flor- ists, followed by a luncheon. Several hundred delegates and visitors are expected from Atkins Conway, Hattievfile, Morrilton, North Little Rock and vicinity. Articles On New Marriage Laws Begin With This Issue Little Rock.The first of a eries of articles explaining the new Decree on Marriage re- cently promulgated by the Sac- red Congregation on the Sac- raments at Rome, appears on page 4 of this issue of The Guardian. This new Decree is effective throughout the world, and this timely series of articles will enlighten our readers on its proper observance in the Dio- cese of Little Rock. The article will appear each week on the editorial page un- til the series is complete. war would be in vain. We do apt want the same America to emerge; we want a better one." i citing the statements of Pope Plus XII and of President Roose- velt on the new order based on justice, Monsignor Sheen said: "In these days of disintegrating cul- tures there is much in our West- ern Civilization that does not de- serve to survive; we would be better if it perished. Some things are not worth fighting for." "Let the dead branches on the tree of our national way of life See FREEDOM on page 8 has received the approval of President Roosevelt, Congress- man Fadjo Cravens announc- ed last week. This brings to $90,000 the total federal grant to be sup- plied the Mercy Hospital. A corresponding amount is to be contributed by the Sisters of Mercy, directors and owners of the hospital, Sister Mary Ur- sula, R. S. M., superior, said. The original request for $60,000 in federal funds was approved by the President last November. An additional grant of $30,000 was approved by tbe ad- justment board of the defense" division on December 5. The con- struction is listed as a project to provide community facilities in defense areas. The building cost of $180,000, as indicated from the terms of the federal grant, is less than half the amount which proposed plans will demand. Joseph V. Ferrari, See GRANT on page 8 NCWC Staff Movesto New ,Building Washington. (E).  The head- quarters staff of the National Catholic Welfare Ccmference has moved into the building which will be its future home at 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W., here. The building is virtually finished and work toward its com- pletion is being rushed. The headquarters staff of the National atholic Community Service also occupies quarters in the new structure. For a year the N. C. W. C. had temporary quarters in the old Apostolic Mission House at 620 Michigan Avenue, N. E., on the campus of the Catholic University of America. The windowless, white-stone facade of the new building will form a striking background for a 20-foot bronze statue of Our Lord, the ensemble comprising an im- pressive monument in the Na- See NCWC on page 8 Parish Buys Defense Bonds $10,000 worth of Defense Bonds were bought las't week with money saved for a building fund by parishioners of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Maryland avenue and Marshall street, where the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman H. Wernke, V. F., is pastor. At a recent meeting of the Board of Wardens with Monsignor Wernke it was decided to postpone the building program for a new church until after the war, and for the time being to lenc the money to the government for National Defense. Other bonds will be purchased from the balance of the funds set aside for the erection of the new church. It has been discussed in the parish, whereby a concertive program be launched to encourage mem- bers of the congregation to invest in National Savings Defense Bonds for benefit of the church building fund. Monsignor Wernke mentions in this respect, "the grand gesture 'for God and Country' can find its fullest expression in mone loaned to the Govern- ment for National Defense, and destined at the end of the war to share in the erection of a Monument of Thanksgiving to God for peace and protection in the form of a new Church." His Excellency , the Most Reverend Bishop, happily gave his permission to Monsignor Wernke to invest the church funds in government bonds. The picture shows C. H. Richte of the firm of Taylor & Richter, Inc., delivering the receipt to Monsignor Wernke. The ds were en route from St. Louis.