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PAGE TWO St. Scholastica, Subia(o Hold Sodality Meet Fort Smith.--Over one hundred , sodalists of Subiaco and St. Scho- lastica Academy participated in a lively and interesting sodality meet at St. Scholastica Sunday afternoon and evening, January 25. The afternoon session was taken up with religious discussions of 'timely topics. After a brief wel- come by Sodality Prefect, Mary Kathryn Fox, and the singing of the sodality hymn, Bill Galligan of Subiaco gave an able discus- sion of the question, "What Are We Living and Fighting For?" This Unions Adopt Program To Aid in Defense" Little Rock.--The Central Dis- trict leagues of the Catholic Un- ion and Catholic Women's Union adopted a wide program of civil- ian aid to defense needs at a joint meeting at St. Edward's Church Sunday afetmoon. -" To assist the nation in the pre- sent conflict, the unions pledged themselves to: 1. Join Red Cross service groups. 2. Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps regularly. 3. Sponsor patriotic rallies anc meetings. 4. Practice "live at home" by producing every food possible and buying no more than necessary. 5. Assist in. programs of pro- duction of needed foods. 6. Support the Red Cross Roll Call drive. 7. Collect and sell for Defense funds, old papers, magazines, stamps, tinfoil, tin cans, iron, etc. Retention of the Farm Security program, which they termed "ne- cessary now and through the re- constrution period" following the war, was asked in a resolution adopted by the leagues. Mr. William Flaherty, Director of the NCCS-operated use Club here, gave an interesting account of the work of the use and in- vited the cooperation of the leagues in making this center a home away from home for the men in the service. Miss Helen Fritchie, of Prairie View, youth chairman of the Catholic Women's Union, urged the development of study clubs among the youth, stressing that youth leaders are the fruits of the clubs. Separate business meetings were held by the Catholic Union and the Women's Union. The following officers were elected to head' the Catholic Wo- men's Union: Mrs. W. R. Drilling, Morrilton, president; Mrs. George Hum, Little Rock, first vice presi- dent; Miss Antoinette Thessing, Conway, second vice president; Mrs. M. N. Hiegel, Conway, third vice president; Mrs. A. L. Baldus, Morrilton, recording secretary; and Mrs. S. T. Todd, North Little Rock financial secretary treasur- er. Hong Kong Missioners Safe, Rome Hears Vatican City. (.--The Most Roy. Enrico Valtorta, Vicar Apos- tolic of Hong Kong, and all mis- sionaries staying there, are free and safe, according to word re- ceived at headquarters in Rome Of the Pontifical Institute. for the Foreign Missions of Milan, of which Bishop Valtorta is a mem- ber. was followed by a series of short talks by four St. Scholastica girls, Betty Mac Kohler, Rosella Kukar, Marian Heinrichs, and Margio Ihle, treating various phases of the theme "Holy Mass, Our Greatest Opportunity and Hope." The formal talks were followed by an informal open forum, led by Herman Buergler of Subiaco. The students showed themselves alert to problems of the day by their eager discussions on the question, "Can Americans Use the Same Tactics Which the Japanese Use in the War." Also under dis- cussion was the influence of re- ligion in the everyday life and problems of high school students. The Rev. Michael Leasing, O. S. B., and the Roy. Bode Mitchell, O. S. B., who accompanied the Subiaco students, kept the forum going and gave advice and in- formation on matters that proved too difficult for the high school pupils to handle adequately. With the serious business of the rally over, the students gave them- selves to the pleasures of a social evening. A buffet supper was served in the Academy gymnasium for the entire group, followed by a short program of humorous reading and skits given by the St. Scholastica dramatics depart- ment, and a number of piano so- ]ections by Bill Galligan of Su- biaco. At eight o'clock the sodalists as- sembled in the Chapel for Bene- diction of the Blessed Sacrament, and renewal of 'the sodality pledge to the Blessed Virgin. After this, the evening was spent in informal dancing and "Old Fashioned" musical games which proved to be more fun than most modern dances. The social hour ended with night prayers before the departure of the visiting sodal- ists for home. Mid-Term Results To Be Mailed From Sublaco Subiaco. -- Midterm examina- tions for Subiaco College and Academy were scheduled to end Wednesday, according tp the Roy. Clement Schmidt, O. S. B., di- rector of studies. Results will be mailed to parents and guard'ians early in February. New students are being received this week and through the first week in Febru- ary. There will be several new courses begun, including one each in zoology, speech, sociology, plane trigonometry, and history. Stu- dents have a choice of more than 50 courses, broken up into four curricula, the classical, the science, the commercial, and the general. Smaller classes and individualized instruction are features of the class work. Catholic School Infirmary To Become Defense Hospital Catonsville, Md. (E).--The Visi- tation Sisters of Mount de Sales Academy here have offered' the Academy's infirmary to defense officials for use as a hospital dur- ing the war emergency. Plans for the hospital are being formulated by Dr. Charles R. Edward's, Chairman of the Medical Council, Baltimore Committee on Civilian Defense, and the Academy's at- tending physician, Dr. 0". Carroll Monmonier. The higher you soar, the smal- ler you seem to those who cannot fly. THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 30, 1942 NOTABLES AT CAPITAL'S ANNUAL "RED MASS" 'The Vice-President of the United States, members of the Cabinet, Justices of the United States Su- preme Court, ,Senators and Representatives were among those attending the annual "Red Mass," in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Catholic University, The occasion marked the opening of Congress and the resumption of sessions of the Supreme Court and subordinate courts of the nation, IPictured left to right, upper photo. Rev. Dr. Robert J. White, Dean of the Law School; Bishop Jo- l qeph M. Corrigan, rector of the University; Vice-President Henry A. Wallace, and Senator James M Mead ot Iew York. Lower photo, Supreme Court Justices Douglas, Murphy, Black and Byrnes. (N.-.W.q.) February Mission Intention F Native Clergy Among Z/rican andAmerican Negroes Sometimes one forgets that Mary and Joseph, fleeing from the wrath of a white despot, brought the Child Jesus to Africa, the Black Man's continent. It was that land which then became a haven for the Son of God and His Heart has always yearned to embrace its sons and daughters within the saving Fold of Catholicity. It is understandable therefore that tile creation and expansion of a i Priesthood among the colored people of Africa and America consti- tutes a major concern of the Church. It entails also the prayerful in- i terest of every true Catholic, particularly sines that priesthood ex- isted in Africa centuries before the very name of Christ was known in our own land. ! The African priesthood of the first centuries of the Church was a glorious one, numbering as it did the saintly Cyprian--the brilliant Augustine, who stated that "the Church was black by nature, beau- iful through divine grace." Light and Shadow In studying the history of Af- :ica, to which America is closely allied because of its Negro popu- lation, one discerns that as far as CatHolicism is concerned there have been four distinct periods. The first was .the glorious era, which produced a Felicita and Perpetua, an era whose grandeur is but recently unearthed through :the discovery of catacombs con- taining thousands of Christian tombs. There, there was a living, vital Church, confined it is true to northern Africa, but capable o extending throughout the length and breadth of the continent. This expansion was not pos- sible before the followers of the Prophet invaded the country. En- trenching themselves in the very strongholds of Christianity the Mohammedans succeeded in ob- literating every trace of Catho- licism and then launched their campaign to win the entire land to the doctrine of salvation through the sword. Next followed the period of ex- ploration wherein Europe once more "discovered" the Black Man's continent. It was not long J  before Portuguese missionaries es- tablished themselves in the coastal  cities and eventually Catholic ' Sees were erected to take care of  spiritual welfare of the converts. b When Portuguese power was re- ' YOUR Cath ii Pap  placed by British and Dutch domi- O C er nation, the Church in Africa re- ceived another setback which was  intensified by the horrors of the slave traffic. Then it was that our The Guardian is your Catholic paper. It defends your own country became linked with keeps Church. It is always Africa, since most of the cargoes Faith-It close to you your of human beings were intended found in the home of the practical Catholic. for the recently settled districts of the New World. EVERY WEEK THE GUARDIAN BRII00GS YOU" It requires little delving into history to know that the state World coverage of Catholic news supplied through the N.C. of the Negro imported to th western hemisphere was an an- 4 b W.C. News Service, a well-organized and efficient news gathering happy one, and' this was partteu- I b organization with correspondents in all principal centers of the larly true in our own country. k country and. abroad, maintained at Washitngton, D. C., by the However, it might be well to re- member that Maryland was the b American Hierarchy. only one of the original thirteen colonies settled by Catholics and ; Complete coverage of Diocesan and local news. , that legislation was e n a c ted b Picture ServiceUp-to-the-minute photographs of Catholic : against the. Church during the early days of our history. Never- people and C/tholic events in the news of the day. theless let us keep in mind that 4  Reports of our institutions and of our Catholic organizations, it was Catholicism which cham- pioned the cause of the Negro, 4 b , giving the news of various groups of Catholic men and women in ;ince it recognized no distinction 4 b this Diocese.  )ecause of race or color. By con- :fast with former conditions here Editorial comment in the timely and instructive "Qui Vive)"  let us turn to the investigations ! t column by the Editor.  resultsfa non-Catholicin a landt discoVerwhere thethe Church was free to act. HELP YOUR PAPER BY RENEWING YOUR 4 Most tm ortant of all, writes q , " p 'P SUBSCRIPTION PROMPTLY 4 Dr. Mary winia00s, "and 00ost dif, ficult fully to evaluate because tle i;  influence was so subtle---member- ship in the Roman Church bound i, $  ! the slaves, vtth all the power re- presented by that organization to white Brazilians, in a brother- hood base upon the recognition of God as the common Father... Serving the Catholics of Arkansas for 3 ! years as the only 4 The most striking difference be- d P official paper of the Diocese. 4 tween the attitude in Brazil to- 4[" 3091/ WEST SECOND ST. LITTLE ROCK, ARK. 4 wardsin the Unitedthe NegrOstatesSlaveSwas andthe easethat i , AAA  !with which bondsmen could, in the former country secure manu- A ; mission. Whereas, in most of the slave-holding States of the North Aa*aAaaaAaa ...... American Union, emancipation !was either discouraged or absolu- tely prohibited by law. The Renaissance Conditions have changed in both Africa and the United' States. The 19th century saw the extinc- tion of slavery in this country and the reopening of the so-called "dark continent" to the white man. But this was a different sort of white man. The kind that follow- ed in the footsteps of Liberman and Lavigerie had only the most sublime affection for the African people, and he came to offer "the gift suprcme"--faith in the true God. Thus Africa is experiencing a renaissance, which bears the mark of the Redeemer Himself. Native sons are mounting the altar steps to consecrate the Bread of Angels for their own country- men; the Vicar of Christ on earth has elevated two Negroes to the episcopacy, placed a third in charge of a Prefecture Apostolic." In America also a new era has dawned. Seminaries are now es- tablished for the training of young colored men for the eternal priest- : hood. This progress in America is in keeping with the mind of His Holiness Pope Plus XII who in his first Encyclical sounded the keynote for the Church in this Country. "Those who enter the Church," wrote the Sovereign Pontiff, "whatever be their origin or their speech, must know that they have equal rights as chil- dren in the House of the Lord where the law of Christ and the peace of Christ prevail." Again His Holiness wrote in his Sertum Laetitiae "We confess that We feel a special paternal affection, which is certainly inspired of Heaven, for the Negro people dwelling among you; for in the field of re- ligion and education we know that they need special care and com- fort and are deserving of it. We therefore invoke an abundance of heavenly blessings and we pray fruitful success for those whose generous zeal is devoted to their welfare." Now the appeal goes out to every Catholic to pray "for na- tive clergy among Africa and American Negroes."  Rt. Roy. Msgr. Thomas J. McDonnell, Na- tional Director, The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. BILL SCHMIDT AUTO.PARTS & TIRE CO. 4r PARTS FOR ALL CARS * Vulcanizing - Retreading 308-310 Towson Ave. Dial 414"/ Fort Smith. Ark. ,St. Anne's Activities Include Football D, dill E |1 IhV Fort Smith.--The dance which l annually is the big social affair ' in connection with homecoming events of St. Anne's football team, and which was postponed this sea- son, was given last Thursday night in the roof garden of the paro- chial school. The horrecoming queen, Miss Margaret Ferrari, and the team's captain, Joe Smerker, led the grand march and opened the dance,, The music was furnish- ed by Jimmy Grace's orchestra. The dancers were all students from St. Anne's and' their invited guests, about 300 enjoyed the eve- ning. A group of parents were the chaperones. Recently a faculty member of St. Anne's Academy received a letter from a former student, James Douglas Campbell, Chey- enne, Wyo., in which he fervidly tells of his reception into the Seniors Head I Mt. St. Mary's Honor Roll Little Rock.--Seniors head Mt. St. Mary's honor roll by having a total of 14 members listed for the third six weeks of the first semester. Three seniors who made straight "A" reports are Frances Ciganek, Dorothy Guides and Joan Osborn. Other senior names on the Honor Roll are: Miriam Baldwin, Fran- ces Cody, Gloria Cook, Frances Davis, Marilyn Des Lauriers, Hel- en Louise George, Catherine Fred- rick, Ruth Hazelwood, Cecilia Keih, Elizabeth Plafcan and Frances Walter. Two juniors, Millie Harrison, and Madeleine Pierpaoli made straight "A" reports. Other Jun- iors are: Elizabeth Cassinelli, Rita Gerke, Tillie Mac Lewis, Ruth Rauch, Mary Arline Powell, Hel- en Reiter and Emily Seibold. Four sophomores, Mary Biltz, Dorothy Breyel, Arminta Nichols and Ann Webbers made all "A's." Other Sophomores on the honor roll are: Dorothy Gaines, Theresa Lynch, and Helen Louise Mac- Cullough. Only one freshman, Irene Gerke, made a straight "A" report. Other freshmen on the honor roll are: Marilyn Ebbing, Hilda Ann Far- roll, Wanda Jean Kissinger, Mary Muller, Mary Dolores Probst,, Mary Evelyn Troiilct, Mary Alice Scroggins and Vivian Ward. Eighth Grade: Patricia Jones, Brigid Ann Brown, Mary Helen Thomas, and Patricia Mulholland Seventh Grade: Sally O'Connor. Sixth Grade: Hallene Lange and Bobble Roberts. Fifth Grade: Ann Ruth Rankin, :Barbara Woodson, and Anne Stedem. Mary Ann Buckett post-gradu- ate, also made the honor roll this six-weeks. Church, the fulfillment of his hood's greatest desire. In ber he was baptized by an Chaplain and at Christmas his first Holy Communion, vats Campbell, better his friends as "J. D.," is son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. bell, Belle Avenue, Fort He attended St. Anne's School from his earliest graduated from St. Anne's High in 1935. His college work was St. Louis University and he pleted a course in business istration. Other students of St. Academy coming into the during the year were Billy cannon, Doris Kincannon lie Weeks. On Friday evening in the torium a group of voice and pupils from St. Anne's music department were in recital. Performers were ion Moody, Patty Kershaw Cantwell, Mary Joe Sharum,. roy Duffield, Johnnie Lea ton, Marilyn Kuhl, Betty shaw, June Wright, Milton ley, Sophia Soteropoulos, lotto Bishop, Joe Bob Josephine Fioroni, Pauline Betty Ann Kinley, Mildred urn, Irene Fioroni and ter. Stella Miller as reader ed with two humorous tions. On Tuesday of last week Anne's Academy sponored mg concert given by Arts Trio" from Chicago. the singers are. members Chicago Civic Opera Corn pianist and accompanist, Suden, is a member of th cage Junior Symphony. The formers were under the meat of Eleanor Randall Operatic, classical, standard popular solos and duets, were given by the soprano, riot Henning and the tenor Witcraft. Mr. Suden :group of four numbers. the first appearance of the Arts Trio" in Arkansas faced a tour of the States. Miss Fern Sims, daughter and Mrs. Moat Sims, Sr. Avenue, left last Friday ington, D. C., where she ha appointed to a position. graduate of St. Anne's and commercial departmen is the sixth graduate of St. now holding government j( Washington; the others othy Turner, Frances [(atherine Sharum, ford, and Lawrence What displeases, woundSi angers God is anything could harm you. It is a which might stain your soul, sire which might trouble heart, an act injurious to health which might weakeg faculties or destroy your Never wish, therefore, does not wish. 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