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LV Official 00ublication of the q)iocese of" ffiltle 00ock LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, FEBRUARY 4, 1966 NO. 5 , i i i | Arbitration Effort IDING CHAPLAIN -- Father (Lt. W. Hubble, USN, a Passionist Wark, N.J., offers Mass for Marines on the island of Ky Ih)a near Chu nam. Father tIubble, regimental chap- lain of the Fourth Marine Regilnent, conducts services for a congregation of more than 800 Marines spread over three islands in the South China Sea. (NC Photo) I1 ROck __ His Excellency bert L. Fletcher has all Catholic fatal- Diocese of Little to and read all. read at all Masses last Sunday, the inded the Faithful February 6, Sunday, the e for the renewal .OIls. Fleleher observed abseription price of Weekly has been "This is a eonsid- over past yWrote, "but I want ou that it is neces- te business-like oper- Guardian." ion-renewal re mailed to all scribers this week. e Used for depos. ion price in basket in or they may reet to The Guard- envelopes will be m the vestibules of hes for any subserib. or forget the Y receive at letter noted TEACHER DIES -- Sister Got- tharda, S.Sp.S., former teacher in schools conducted by tim Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters in Arkansas and Mississippi, was buried January 31 in St. Mary's Cemetery in Techny, Ill. The Requiem Mass was concelebrated by three Divine Word priests in the Chapel of the Convent of the ltoly Spirit, the provincial motherhouse of the order. Sister Gottharda, who died January 27, had been a religious for 53 years. She taught for nine years ill St. Bartholomew School, Little Rock, and St. Augustine School, North Little Ro-ck. She retired from teaching in 1959. She is survived by twe sisters and a brother in Germany. Extension Updating Chicago (E)  The Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States, which has aided the lmme missions for 60 years, is in the process of an overhaul to meet urgent needs of the Church in this country. A national training and re- search center to prepare lay- men, clergy and Religious for more effective apostolic serv- ice is being plalmed. The Society's magazine, Ex- tension, which now reaches 350,000 homes each month, is in for major changes. The Extension Society "aggi- ornamento" was announced by Msgr. Kenneth G. Stack, vice president, after a depth study by the society's officers. The training and research center will be organized and staffed to provide training in eateeheHcs, the social aposto- late and all phases of pastoral work. Extension Volunteers for the home lnissions will be trained there as well as other lay persons who wish to be- come professional parish work- ers or catechists. Clergy and Religious will receive specia- lized training in some fields. The center will also under. See EXTENSION on Page 8 risen for "prac- hing else that and it pointed new subscription down to "all av- ts a week  the drink. I believe Will be willing comparatively Ice to subscribe to tN on Page 2 Proposed by Popie To End Hostilities (N.C.W.C. News Service) New moves to end the bloody fighting in Vietnam were launched this week at the urging of His Holiness Pope Paul VI, as American war planes resumed bombing communist North Vietnam. The United Nations was brought into the peace offen- sive for the first time after the Suprelne Pontiff reeom- lnended arbitration as an un- tried means of terminating hos- tilities. The Pope asked that neutral nations be allowed to reconcile the opposing forces. Little hope was seen that open efforts of the U.N. would bring a quick settlement, but new behind-the-scenes possibili- ties were created by the U.S. appeal to the world body. Pope Paul indicated he, too, would continue private efforts to tel'- minate the war. In announcing resumption of air raids on North Vietnam Jan. 31, President Johnson said he would seek a U.N. solution, and Secretary of State Dean lusk voiced approval of the recommendation that neutral nations intervene. However, Rusk said he was not sure the Pope used the word in a "tech- nical" sense when be suggested arhitration. The Secretary of State ex- plained that the U.S. had hesi- tated to take the Vietnam ques- See VIETNAM on Page 2 Ecumenism Promoted Baltimore (E)  Top officials of the Catholic church and the National Council of Churches ended a one-day meeting here with the announcement t hat they would work together to promote "grass roots" ecumen- ism among all American Chris- tians. The meeting was the first ever held on an official level between members of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Commission for Ecumenical Affairs and leaders of the NCC, a council of American Protestant and Or- thodox churches. Although no further meet- ings were scheduled in the near future, it was announced that bott groups plan to establish joint committees, perhaps by the end Of February, to con- sider "all matters which affect See ECUMENISM on Page 6 Pine Bluff Parish Organizes Education Board of Laymen Pine Bluff -- Formation of a lay board of education for St. Joseph's parish here has been announced by the .pastor, The Right Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Gallagher, V.F. At an organizational meeting January 27, John T. Kemp was elected president; Carl Abbene, first vice president; Joseph A. Pascale, second vice president; Mrs. Earl Clemmons, Jr., secre- tary; and Albert C. Ernst, treasurer. Appointed by Mr. Kemp to be the board's consultant or liai- son representative was tI. Pat- rick Costello. Ex-officio board lO1-Year-OId Mena Woman Acti'00e By Caroline L. Brendel Mena- The oldest living melnber of St. Agnes parish -- and possibly of the Diocese of Little Rock -- has taken up residence at Leisure Lodge, a Ill., the eldest of 11 children of Patrick and Alice Cahill Cully, both Irish ilnmigrants. In 1876 the family moved to Flint, Ne- braska. After finishing her edu- cation, Mrs. Bittlebrun taught in the public schools in Flint until 1902. At the age of 36, tllis venture- some, tiny, Irish lass went to Ipswick, South Dakota, and filed a homestead claim on 160 acres of ranch land. She lived alone in an 8 by 10 foot board shack, except during the school term when she sheltered a lit- tle girl from the prairies, who aitended the public school in See CENTENARIAN on Page 7 e Sentry Says: convalescent and retirement home near St. Agnes Church here. Mrs. Mary Bittlebrun, who will be 102 years of age on St. Joseph's day, March 19, is men- tally and physically alert and active, and assists at Mass each Sunday. She is happy over her return to Mena, which was her llome from the time of her husband's retirement in 1919 till his death in 1955. Shortly after his death, she went to live with a niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Mitchel, at Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Bittlehrun was bm'n March 19, 1864, at Bloomington, and Read The Guardian. the Greundhog May or May Not Be [t Is Quite Possible. l)etails. Road Qui Vive? on Page 4 members are Monsignor Galla, gher and Sister Rose de Lima, S.C.N., superior of Annuncia- tion Academy here. In announcing formation of the board, Monsignor Gallagher See PINE BLUFF on Page 3 Ban Imposed On Fr. DePauw Baltimore (E) -- Belgian-born Father Gommar A. DePauw, leader of tile so-called Tradi- tionalist Movement, which ob- jects to the introduction of the vernacular into the Mass, has been prohibited by Lawrence Cardinal Shehan from "any and all exercise" of the priest- ly ministry. The cardinal-archbishop of Baltilnore at the same time again directed the priest to re- turn to Baltimore and present himself at the chancery office. Father DePauw reportedly refused to accept the cardinal's letter, and ignored the orders it contained by offering Mass the following day, Jan. 29. Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, apostolate delegate to the U.S., said Wednesday that Father DePauw is still a priest of the Baltimore archdiocese and sub- ject to Cardinal Shehan. The prelate denied the Holy See granted Father DePauw per- mission to associate with the Traditionalist movetnent. enew Subscriptions on Guardian Sunday, February 6