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ri&r Says Catholic 00nlerest Stimulants Are Few, Far Between (By N.C.W.C. News Service) Attempts to stimulate interest of the Catholic schools in the Ca- olic Press are too few and far between, according to an article by illiam Holubowicz in The Catholic School Journal, published in Mil- rUkee, ' The e, Wis., which advocates activities for a Catholic Press Year. m article, which is entitled "A Catholic Press Year," asserts: BE "This yearl in planning programs for Press Month, it might be mlYell=, to ,.nav, heed to a sloan for theentire year suggested ..Ocesan newspaper editor, 'Less ....... !ow a .... ' ........ zne mocesan paper ann me many i .ua more Know. .muugu weekly opinion periodicals. mewlJat severe in implied' criti- ::ts.m of the activity of the schools, iis slogan .... does dramatize certain rteomings, wlcn present school Vity entails. Too, it suggests .rnode of action to follow in plan- ing future and continued promo- n of interest in the Catholic lress.,, Some Basis For Criticism The article points out that each 0vember is devoted to Catholic Oks and each February to in- rests of the Catholic Press, but rlag the other months of the ii r there are little or no acti- .[es of general interest in the '.aOols, and adds: That there is need for a fo- mentation of ideas on this sub- l-ct is obvious. The poor circula- rS of the Catholic newspapers, _agazines and books, when com- Wd .to th potential audience . I' v million Catholics in the Unit- F !f States gives evidence to that 'if 0r.,, Repeating the complaint of one e.. r that "many schools ignore ,1 'Catholic Press for 51 weeks of .l e Year and then try to make up ".l r_ it by a public show once a ar,,, the article agrees that there !|hrne basis for this criticism ge Catholic elementary schools, .a Schools, colleges and univer- 0L, s graduate thousands of po- p@tal Catholic readers yearly, .uT, oo few who take along with #m ern from school a realization of A' eil o . . At P rtance and mission of the nfll'alle Press. T e article suggests that much t] !s failure on the part of school afar LrSeachersiS traceable to the fact : are ill equipped to rra the task and' "can't teach ; they don't know themselves." ?vercome this handicap, the Le that teachers not advocates :.aequaint themselves with the 0 mg of the Catholic Press, but [t SUch plans as devoting a i 1 each week for discussion of Natural Walnut Finish ese crosses are in natur 1 a e=,alnut, finish to bring out the r'tY of grain. The corpora ,. artistically designed and 'Ulsh . ,_ ed m Old Silver or Gold rJ ze. Specify finish when : / I[ Si1.0SS  Crucifix, 12 inch, Old ' r finish on corpus, at .... $I.00  ra SG  Crucifix, 12 inch. Gokl ,_ nZe finish on corpus at -- $1,00 Add ISc for postage and pcking) Walnut crucifix, 18 inch Gold Bronze eight inch at ...................... $2.00 2Be for postage and packing) from The Guardian West Little Rock Dr. J. L. O'Sullivan, Director of the Catholic School Press Associa- tion, the article relates, urges stu- dents and teachers of Catholic high schools to cooperate in pro- moting interest on a spiritual plane, by invocation through pray- er for the success of the Catholic Press. Study Of Field Urged Dr. O'Sullivan, who is Dean of Marquette University's School of Journalism, also advocates stu- dents to give plenty of time and study to the field, .while teachers encourage these rams by having students write essays for publi- cation or by participating in de- bates on the countless topics in- volved in the field of journalism. In the preparation of exhibit, programs and similar activities, the article asserts, schools and teachers will find an abundance of cooperation from the publishers, editors and staffs of the various Catholic books, magazines and newspapers. Robert K. Doran, editor of The Victorian, a monthly publication of Father Baker's Homes of Char- ity, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Victory, at Lackakanna, N.Y., for some time has been con- ducting a one-man campaign to stimulate student interest in the Catholic Press, the article relates. He sees in the school children and youth of today the readers of to- morrow and seeks to forstall through them a repetition of the ills of the present press. "The Catholic Press," Mr. Do- ran points out, "lacks boy and girl, oung man and young woman ap- peal, and more particularly, in most instances, youth participa- tion."  _ After Holy Communion each recipient of the Blessed Sacrament can say: "Behold how much my God loves me. At the present moment are renewed in me the happiness of Mary, the joy of "Joseph, the privileges of St. John the Evangelist, the favors of Mary Magdalen and the consolations of the Good Thief." Meditate on the justice of God who reward the good and pun- ishes the wicked. My Sunday Missal by Fr. Stedman 352 Pages The new simplified" method of following the Mass, the explanations before e a e h Mass and about the parts of each Mass, the calendar of the Masses showing the Mass page for every Sunday and Feast Day for years to come. Many beautiful illustrations. No. Z51  MY SUNDAY MISSAL Improved art board binding. Printed in fine opaque paper' with many beautiful illustrations l wellbound. At .................. 25 No. 252  MY SUNDAY MISSAL De Luxe duro-leather, fine new bining, Z ribbon markers. Red l edges. At ...................... 80' No. 253  MY SUNDAY MISSAL I Seal leather de=Inxe, flne opaque paper in two colors. Gold let- tering. I-4 inch in thickness, 352 pages. Gift boxed ...... $1,50 Order From The Guardian Rosewood, Brass-Inlaid Crucifixes With Knotted Edges Uniffue design inlaid with polished brass wire. The particular feature of these crucifixes is the knotted edge which makes them attractive to those who want a Crucifix that is different. Furnished either in Old Silver or Gold Bronze corpus. No. 452G  Crucifix, 16 inch, rosewood, Gold Bronze corpus, at ........................................ $3.20 No. 452S  Same as above only with Old Silver corpus, at.. $3.20 (Add 20c for postage and packing) , Order from The Gnardian THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 5, 1943 AT BOYS TOWN 'DOWN UNDER' Some 60 fine, young Australian boys make up the population of "Boys Town" at Engadine, New. South Wales, under the guidance of the De La Salle Brothers. Brother Alban is pictured instructingl the boys in mathematics, a subject of vital /nterest to all students today. (N.C.W.C.) Timely Eternals Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter M. H. Wynhoven Editor-in-Chief Catholic Action of the South DRUGSTORE COWBOYS The WPA artists had just finished giving a free perform- ance, principally for the pupils of a large high school. It had been staged in the open air, on the school grounds. About four hundred chairs had to be carried back into the hall. A couple of dozen senior students were asked to help the lone janitor and a few of the schoolchildren's athers, who had also enjoyed the show, to do this task Of a few minutes. How many of these sturdy young Americans rushed to grab ar armful of seats? Rushed? They did not even walk, and[ there was not a grand total of even one volunteer. They only stood around, looking at girls and passing :sly, snickering remarks. What is all this educational fol- derol, this intellectual Hungarian goulash, stewed up by modern ed- ucators, bringing us to? It is bad enough that our public-high-school scholars today can neither read nor write intelligently, and that they don't know half as much on fundamental subjects as our grade- school children mastered in pio- neer days; but, to further waste time on socialization, guidance and personality development is a na- tional outrage. As one teacher re- marked: "We teach more and more about less and less." The scho- lastic essentials used to be repre- sented by the three R's, but these have been crowded off the black- board and are substituted by the three P's--poise, polish and per- sonality. And what did the three P's en- gender as a result of these waste- ful lectures? We can judge only by the effects we see. So-called as- set, P. No. 1--poiseseems to have emboldcned our young men and women to stand up to their parents and "tell them whei'e to get off." P No. 2--polishhas impressed them .with the need to be more meticulous in keeping their shoes clean and trousers pressed so as ,to appear more dapper on dates and this at an age when, in a more rugged generation, youngsters were reminded to clean their ears after a day of healthy toil. P No. 3personality--has made it im- perative that hardworking Dad shall increase the weekly allow- ance considerably in order that Junior may make a hit with the girls. The subject of family relations is thoughtfully listed and pains- takingly taught in our modern educational system, with the con- sequence that there seems to exist no more home ties, and families come into existence ahead of schedule. Home planning also is given deep study and analysis, but ORNAMENTED Crucifix A beautiful ten-inch Walnut Crucifix, nicely designed and ornamented, finished in Gold Bronze only. * * $ No. IIG  Walnut Crucifix, ten inch, Gold Bronze corpus, at only *.60 (Add 10c for postage) Order from The Guardian Cath. Daughters To Have Valentine Party pupils who follow these lectures come out, of school so ignorant and unprepared that it is only by chance that they get jobs remuner- ative enough toallow them even to think of establishing a home in the future. They are made to master the art of social conversa- tion. This branch Of modern learn- mg seems to presCribe the lewdest literature as reference books. Many of the saci0us magazines today can be found on high-school grounds and :'/clge campuses. Some of the social conversation indulged in by our modern young- sters almost would make seasoned sailors of the seven seas jump overboard. Why isn't all this educational nonsense stopped? Why do our parents not rise en masse and protest against a school training that makes drugstore cowboys of our young men, and pampered, sawdust-bulging dolls of our girls? No one needs to ,tell a father or mother that there is something radically wrong with our modern way of teaching children, especial- ly in high schools. They sadly ob- serve every day the deficiencies extant, and the damage done. It is unfair, unjust and un- democratic, on the part of school authorities, to subject children to these modern experiments with- out obtaining the parents' consent. Since we have an abundance of teachers, due to the rapid decrease of the number of schoolchildren we should have two systems: one, old,fashioned and practical; the other, newfangled and useless. Parents would then be at liberty to choose. Those who would want their children to get a solid, sub- stantial and effective schooling could send them to the one, and those who do not care if their sons grow up to be lazy loafers, and their daughters to be elegant misfits, could enroll them among the modern, elite and sophisti- cated. Employers today are no more interested in whether their em- ployees are well versed in tap dancing and movie appreciation than they were fifty years ago. Public-school personality develop- ment, or so-called character build- ing always will be a failure, be- cause the fourth Rreligivn, ac- knowledgment of God--is "patri- otically" left out of consideration. Character, without the basis of re- ligious faith, can be nothing else but a veneer. Change of tempera- ture, dampness or heat, quickly affects the applied glue. Veneer has not permanent qualities. Fundamental stupidity is the most striking feature of our modern educational smartness. The effort to teach our children in a way that makes them impractical and cynical before their years is the most damaging intellectual blunder of our generation., Putting on the Lord Jesus means working to develop within our souls the favorite virtues of Christ. True virtue is not donned as a suit of clothes. We must exercise our- selves to acts of virtue so that we habitually think, speak and act as if virtue were a second nature to US. Why do Catholics turn a deaf ear the pressing appeals of the Sac-: red Heart for frequent Holy Com- munion? When will the faithful be- gin to understand the burning de- sire of the Heart of Jsus for union with their hearts in Holy Com- munion? ', i A Valentine party will be helc by the Catholic Daughters of America, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Court, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 612 Scott Street, at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, Feb- ruary 14th. The Rev. James W. Nugent of St. John's Seminary, will be guest speaker. At the last meeting the Court voted a subscription to a popular magazine to go to the NCCS-oper- ated USO Club at 112 East Seventh Street. Several members made donations to the club, in addition. All members are urged to be present at Sunday's meeting. The Valentine party will follow the business session. : , __ Priests' At Secular Schools Clarified Vatican City. (E)Regulattons announced last September, in virtue of which ecclesiastics are not permitted to enroll for ad- vanced studies in secular univer- sities without the permission of the Sacred Congregation of Semi- naries and Universities, apply only to Italy at the present time, it is revealed by the Congregation. It is explained that, owing to war conditions, the regulations of the Sacred Congregation have been sent only to Italy. The regula- tions have not been published in Acts Apostilica Sedis and, there- fore, are not promulgated as the universal law of the Church and their application is limited to Italy, School For Workingmen Opens Spring Term Newark, N.J. (E) The Spring term of the School for Working- men of the Archdiocese of New- ark, held in St. Columbia's School each Tuesday, opened tonight. With the approval of the Most Rev. Thomas J. Walsh, Archbishop o Newark, the school was started last October and has an enroll- ment of more than 200 men and women, who are tutored in public speaking, modern labor legislation, arliamentary law and the view- )oints of the Church and labor. Humility as a virtue is diffi- :ult to obtain. Man is usually so inclined to pride, vanity and com- placency, that he must be con- stantly going against himself in order to become humble. Jesus, PACE SEVEN IIIII ( th li Baseball In a 0 ( InJ0n American League f A k On Good Friday which falls on April 23, will be Rev. Anthony Lachowsky, C.S. Sp. Conwey, Spiritual Director Carl J. lleurer. Little Rock, President Bruno Ltenh.rt, Morrllton Secretary -Treasurer Jno. M. Willems, Sublaco, First Vice President Geurge Stiemel, Pocahontas, Second Vice President Peter P. Hiegel, Conway, Third Vice President The first District meeting of the Catholic Union of Arkansas and the Catholic Women's Union an open date in the American League baseball schedule and on that day no games will be scheduled in the eight cities represented in the league, it was announced here by William Harridge, league president. It is rarely that Good Friday falls on a date late enough to figure in consideration of the schedules of the major baseball leagues. of Arkansas for Sunday afternoon, Paris, Ark. About 150 attended. After Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament in St. Joseph's Church at 1 p.m., the meeting at the parish hall opened with a prayer by Rev. Eugene Knoff, O.S.B., Morrison Bluff. Rev. Ed- ward Chrisman, U.S.S., Spiritual Director of the C.W.U of A., and Spiritual Director of the North- western District of C.W. U of A,, gave a warm welcome. Talks were given from the Rose-, lutions adopted at the National Convention of Catholic Women's Union: "Glory of Christian Par, enthood", Roy. Fabian Diersing, O.S.B., New Blaine, "Modesty En- nobles Always", Roy. George Strassner, O.S.B., Subiaco and "Catholic Youth", Rev. Edward Chrisman, O.S.B., Paris. Miss Helen Fritchie, Prairie': View, State Chairman of the Ca- tholic Youth of Arkansas, spoke on the "Catholic Youth Program.,' Mrs. John Werner, Fort Smith; District President of the Cath01ic Women's Union, talked on "Dis:. trict Activities". District Youth Chairman, Miss Frances Bartsch, Subiaco, conduct, ed a speaking contest for girls. Jane Kennedy, Fort Smith, Mary Joe Sharum, Fort Smith, Lucille Spillers, Scranton, Patricia Fox, Prairie View, Florence Schnitzer, Fort Smith, Geraldine White, Fort Smith and Betty Ann Bauer, Scranton gave well prepared, time, ly addresses. Miss Sehnitzer was judged first place, Miss White second, and Miss Spillers third. An open forum was conducted by Mrs. John Willems, Paris State President of the Catholic Women's Union of Arkansas, RoY. Sylvester Schad, O.S.B., Scran- ton, Rev. Eugene Knoll, O.S.B., Morrison Bluff, Rev. Peter Post, O.S.B., Fort Smith, Rev. Anthony Schroeder, O.S.B., Sublaco, Rev. Alphonse Mueller, O.S.B., Charles- ton. The joint meeting adjourned with prayer and both organiza- tions held business meetings. The towns represented at the meeting were Barling,' Charleston, , Fort Smtth,Morrison Bluff, New Blaine, Prairie View, Paris, Ratcliff, Scran- ton and Subiaco. The District was proud to welcome a new chapter, the Mother's Society of St. Joseph's, at Paris. Special Announcement Paris.The topic for State Speaking Contest for girls of the C.W.U. of A., will be, "The Youth Lay Apostolate," as announced by the State Youth chairman, Miss Helen Fritchie. 1943 was held Cath. Daughters Serve At , NCCS Club Little Rock. The Club Hos- pitality Committee of the USO, NCCS Club will be under the chairmanship of Miss Louise Ma- lacher, Grand Regent of the Ca- tholic Daughters Of America, Sun- day, February 7. Other Catholic Daughters as- sisting Miss Malacher on her com- mittee are the Misses Frances Wes- son, Mildred Imbeau, Mary Grif- fith and Marguerite Turner. Sweet rolls, doughnuts and cof- fee Will be served the men in the service during the morning 'Cof- fee Hour' and sandwiches and cof- fee during the afternoon.. All ser- vice men are welcome to drop in the USO, NCCS "home away xrom ome" Club, anytime during the day. An act of Reparation is the out- growth of a realization in under- standing of neglect, omission and offense against GOd. Reflection the following ques- Who is GOd? and Who am I? Why did GOd institute Holy Communion? How much does Jesus love us in each Holy Com- munion? What happens any time I miss Holy Communion? The answers will lead us to under- stand why we should offer amends to the Sacred Heart. special Sacrament grace of Communion is charity---char- ity towards God and charity to- wards our neighbors. Let us re- ceive Holy Communion with the thought more consciously upper- mostin mind: ',By this Holy Com- munion I humbly pray that Jesus will give me the grace to love God more ardently and to love my fel- 10W men more sincerely." Fancy Metal-lnlald Crucifixes Attractive Gift Gold plated wire inlay will not tarnish. Gives striking ap- pearance. Something entirely different and beautiful. 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