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PAGE EIGHT ']'HE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 12, 1943 "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) life. In order to do this, they must develop the whole individual. Education must be intellectual, physical, and moral. The present system has dropped the intellectual and the moral and left only the physical. To make matters even .orse, recently, word came forth from Washington that high schools should "divert some of the em- phasis formerly placed on ancient languages and history to subjects more directly useful to the war effort." The government officials must not be very conversant with the modern schools if they think that much time is ever spent upon ancient languages, history or even literature. Modern education has long ago given up the cultivation of the head and has specialized in the hands and feet. It would be interesting to find out what courses these officials would prescribe a being "useful to the war effort." It is to be hoped that their sug- gestions along this line will be more beneficial than the ones that they gave the butchers on how to cut up a beef. Or the more recent one that was given to farmers con- cerning the modern plan for shoe- ing horses. The reports that have been cir- culated by news writers concern- Ins Alexander Wooicott seem rtth- er contusing. They say that he was not only a newspaper man, a critic, t play writer, and an actor, but that he specialized in being human. They say that "he brought to many a Jaded cynic, the real values of life." On the other hand, it was reported that he pro- fessed no religion and that no religious commital service was held over his body. His friends gathered about the coffin and told few stories about him and a negro singer recited a psMm. It seems a little more than strange that a man who had no religious convictions could give any one a notion of "the real values of life." One solution is that the Com- mentators who used the expression are not acquainted with "the real values of life." The other Is that If Mr. Woolcott gave others a no- tion of the real values of life, he must have had some religious con- victions. No one gives what he does not have. Therefore his friends were very unkind to bury him llke a dumb animal. His re- mains should have been committed to the earth in a manner that would have shown some respect for his body, which was once vivified by an immortal soul. It is shame thatso many Americans are apparently ignorant of their eternal destiny. We have freedom of religious worship in thls coun- try and too often that fact is In- terpreted to mean freedom from any kind of religion. The ma- Jority of our American children go to public school where no re- llgion is taught. In many in- stances, none is taught at home. Parents excuse themselves from tills obligation by asserting that they are going to wait until the children a'e old enough to choose a religion for themselves. Most of them never choose one and thus miss the real meaning of life. MR. HART (Continued from page 1) cannot be given except in the answers that Faith gives. It was at this point that Father Hoyt drew his lessons and spoke of that sympathy which only Faith can give. The family is comforted' in knowing their father is happy in his eternal home, and that there is a future reunion in store for those who pattern their lives af- ter his. Mr. Hart is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary Schulte Hart; tour sons George III, and Joe Hart both of Little Rock, Lt. Frederick Hart of San Angelo, Tex., and Lt. Edward Hart of Salina, Kan.; three daugh- ters, Mrs. Joe M. Hampel, Mrs. W. H. Williams and Miss Francis Ha, all of Little Rock; by 10 grand- children; four brothers, Adolph, Louis and Eugene Hart, all of Lit- tle Rock, and Emil Hart of Wash- ington; and two sisters, Mrs. A. Runshang and' Mrs. S. J. McNeil, both of Little Rock. Present in the Sanctuary were, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. H. Wenake, the Very Rev. Msgr. Edward P. Garriety, the Very Rev. Msgr. James E. O'Connell, the Rev Richard McCauley, the Rev. Thos. J. Prendergast, the Roy. Joseph A. Murray, Rev. Rainer DeClerk, lev. Cyril Lange, O.S.B., Mr. Paul Bujarski, Mr. Frank Murphy and Bernard Cabanaski. Pallbearers were', Active Anton Runshang, St., Joe Mc- Iqeil, Sr., Joe Savary, Sr., Frank Porbeck, Sr., Mike O'Brien, Sr., and Anton Metrailer Sr. Hon- orary-Members of the Knights of Columbus and the members of the St. Joseph's Society, W. C. Fiddy- ment, L. F. Campbell and George Bostic. A short editorial in the Arkansas Gazette on Mr. Hart, Jr., deserves quotation here: "George Hart, Jr., was an hon- est, skilled craftsman, a good citi-: zen, a consistent churchman, the head of a family and' a useful man who for long years had done his full part in the community. "His pride in his work was re- flected in the worksmanship of everything that passed through his hands. He was an example of a man who makes a place for him- self and wins respect and con- fidence by deserving well of his fellowman. Many people who had been greeted by him at his shop and had had the benefit of his craftsmanship will sincerely re- gret that he has been taken away from his earthlay: labors." If thou wouldst know God and how to serve Him, constantly love Him. Reading, meditation, prayer, all are vain to those who love not. --St. Augustine. Declinecl Freedom I Interned with other Americans. l Stanley Prison, Hong Kong; fotlt I teen Maryknoll mtssoiners haV$] reached Kweilln in Free Chirla.L Two others declined offers 1 freedom and safety. They are the Rev. Donald L. Hessler, M. /vf, l (above), of Lake Orion, Mictr,t and Rev. Bernard Meyer, M. lf,! (not pictured), who volunteered  to remain as chaplains for the prisoners held in the Japanese camp. (N.C.W.C.) The Society For The Propagation Of The Faith A RECORD OF SERVICE With a record of forty-two years of service His Excellency, Most Rev. Arsene Turquetil, O.M.I., Vicar Apostolic of Hudson Bay, Canada, has asked for the appoint- ment of a successor, who will car- ry on the arduous task of direct- ing mission endeavor "at the roof of the world". The terse descrip- tion of the location of his Vicariate makes one move a little closer to- ward the radiator or stove, for the Catholic Directory states it com- prises the "limits of Canada from the North Pole to the 56th degree of latitude. All correspondence nmst be sent to Churchill, Mani- toba, wherefrom letters will be sent to destination once or twice a year according to the locality." It wouldseem, however, that the very difficulty of the task intrig- ued the twenty-five year old Ob- late missionary when he began his work in the Hudson Bay dis- trict forty-two years ago. The frozen fastnesses of the Artic Cir- cle, the overwhelming distances to be traversed to contact the scat- tered and indifferent Eskimos merely acted as a challenge to his zeal. There was no written lan- guage for the Eskimo tongue! Then make one was the reply of Axsene Turquetil! A trip to the United States resulted in the adaptation of the Turquetil Eski- mo characters for the use on type- writers and the missionary was able to return to the north with the means to place written texts in the hands of his associates and their converts. "I am not strong enough to con- tinue my visitations which last from three to four months on dog- sled or by the water routes", stat- ed Bishop Turquetil during his visit to the office of the Propaga- tion of the Faith. "Hence I have i asked to retire and the pastor of 'the mission at Chesterile Inlet, Rev. Mark Lacroix, O.M.I., has been appointed by successor. He is a veteran of the north, having :spent eight years in the Artic Cir- cle. His consecration will take place on February 22 in the Ca- thedral of St. Hyacinth, St. Hya- cinth, P.Q., and I will preach the sermon on that occasion." Today, after forty-two years of service Bishop Turquetil, reports that one-seventh of all the Eskimos in the Vicariate of Hudson Bay are Roman Catholics and that 800 are under instruction in the fourteen mission stations, where 32 priests, 6 Brothers and' 66 Grey Nuns are working. MISSION PRAYER The Rev. Bruno Hagspiel, S.V.D., has published a compilation of Mission Prayers for every day of 1.he week. Thinking that some of our friends might wish to add these to tiaeir daily membership pray- ers"Our Father", "Hail Mary", "St. Francis Xavier pray for us" we are reprinting Father Hag- spiel's "Sunday Prayer". "O God, who wouldst have all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth, we be- seech Thee send forth laborers into Thy harvest; and grant them with all confidence to preach the Word: that Thy Gospel may everywhere be heard and glorified, and that all nations may know Thee, the one true God, and Him Whom Thou has sent, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Lord. Amen." Did Yon Know That under the seminary of the White Fathers in Carthage are the famous cisterns of that ancient city? That there are over 250 million Mohammedans in the world? That the first American army air general to be reported missing in action was Major General Clar- ence L. Tinker, a Catholic Osage Indian from Oklahoma, who help- ed defend Midway? SHANGHAI'S RUSSIAN APOSTOLATE With each reading of the news interest in th# Russian people in- creases in Arderica and there have 'Round The World With The Chaplains Mass Enroute to War Zone First Ever Celebrated On Ship Local Pastors Urged To Keep In Touch With Men Overseas Letter Describes Midnight Mass In Blackout By Moonlight Bales Of Hay Form Altar For Ma ss 'Somewhere in Africa' (By N.C.W.C. News Service) North Africa: The Rev. George E. Sherry, O.S.B., celebrated the first Mass ever said aboard the ship on which he crossed to the war zone with an outfit of ''Yanks.'' The Army Chaplain wrote: "The Masses and other devotions aboard ship were especially fruit- ful. I said the first Mass that ever had been said aboard our ship, celebrated my anniversary of or- dination there, as well as the an- niversary of my first Solemn High Mass. I instituted a separate pub- lic recitation of the Rosary and Litany of the Blessed Virgin at sundown each day on the main deck, the excellent results--spirit- ually and physically! This prac- tice I have continued here daily, at a little Grotto of Our Lady which was found nearby our post. So the work of the Church con- tinues." Canal Zone: There was a "Pastors Please Note" tone in the report from the Rev. Joseph T. Hemighaus, C.SS.R., on chaplain duty in the Canal Zone. He wrote: "I would again suggest that the local pastors of our boys keep in touch with their former charges y putting out a mimeographed Diocesan Paper Commemorates Bishop's Jubilee Erie, Pa. (E) Commemorating the silver jubilee of the Consecra- tion of the Most Rev. John Mark Gannon, Bishop of Erie, as Titular Bishop of Nilopolis, a special an- niversary edition, in magazine form, of the Lake Shore Visitor- Register, the official diocesan newspaper, will be distributed free on Saturday to the thousands of subscribers of the paper. Bishop Gannon will mark his anniversary quietly on February 6 and will say a private Mass of Thanksgiving to God for the fruits and blessings which have crowned his career. The Silver Jubilee of been many and heated discussions as to the status of Catholicity among them. A number of Our people may not know, however, that many of those who fled the revolution of 1919 found a haven in China, and that some 18,000 set- tled in Shanghai. Now from that city comes a commumcatmn from the Sisters of St. Columban, who being engaged in work among these Russian ref- ugees, are in a position to report both obstacles and progress. "A dreadful thing has happened," they write. "Father Wilcock's Russian Church was broken into. It was clearly anti-God work, for nothing was stolen except a relic of the True Cross, which was torn from its shrine. The beautiful silver tabernacle was smashed in and the crosses twisted. Oii was thrown on the vestments and altar linens and three chalices were broken and thrown outside. It was a consolation for us when the whole congregation came to our chapel when their church could n,Jt be used. Thus we see that in spite of the wr the Russian apostolate in China flourishes. Beginning in 1938 with s6me fifteen pupils, the Siters of St. Columban have now more than 200 students in their .chools, which they call Sancta Sophia. In addition they conduct a business women's club and var- k,us sodalities. The priests and Sisters engaged in this activity hope that the Russian community in Shanghai may provide a nucleus of fervent apostles who will at some future date help to re- evangelize once "Holy Russia." Don't be afraid to do things; God will help. A grand idea requires grand means. Be generous in giving of your efforts. METRAILER AND HART Leaders in Better SHOE REPAIRING And SHOE MAKING' at moderate prices SINCE 1899 110 E. 4th St. Phone 4-0718 tl Drug CompanY/i . i l l i II Phone /I letter or something to keep them in touch with parochial activities. urging them to regular attendance at Mass and monthly Confession and Communion. This I am sure wilI encourage the boys and en- gender a personal love of their parish priests and' churches. It would be a good idea if the pas- tors of the boys would furnish each with a rosary, a missal and a medal." !North Africa: A bit belated because of the distance, but none the less soul- i stirring was the report on the Christmas celebration experienced by the Rev. Edward T. Connors, of the Diocese of Springfield, on chaplain duty in North Africa. "It was my happiness to have ]the privilege of saying Midnight Mass in a vast cathedral fashion- ed by the hand of God," Father Connors wrote. "My roof was the sky, my only light in the black- out was the moon, my shepherds were soldiers and it was on a hill- side that Christ came to us in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Each day I realize anew the tremendous compensations of the Faith and of the priesthood." From the Rev. Joseph M. Clark, S.J., also on chaplain duty in the North African war theatre, came a report on the Christmas celebra- tion he experienced. Father Clark reported: "I was thrilled to think that this Christmas I was going to be so much closer to the place where Christ was born, but I never dreamed that I would have the privilege of imitating the first Christmas scene almost to the let- ter .... We arrived at our new location, a strange city, on Christ- mas Eve... there was no shelter to be had anywhere, so we march- ed to the edge of town to a big field . . . Midnight Mass was out of the question because of the blackout, and it was black . . . I got a few hours sleep in my bed of hay but go up long before day- light .... I went around to groups to announce that there would be Mass in the field... When I looked around for something to make an altar out of, all I could find were bales of hay, so I made an altar out of four bales and' at Mass when Our Infant Saviour was born He was laid again on the hay of His altar Manager. There was plenty of atmosphere to accompany the scene, a dozen or more Arabs squatted near the altar taking in the ceremonies, while others rode by on camels and tiny donkeys." his Episcopacy and the 40th an- niversary of his ordination to the priesthood were marked in a com- bined celebration on October 29, 1942, when the cornerstone was laid for the new Cathedral Prep- aratory School building. The souvenir edition numbers 112 pages and is bound in a cover of silver (for 25 years of Epis- copacy) and ruby (for 40 years of priesthood). American-Minded Persons Are Urged To Volunteer For Block Plan New York. (lC)--For "American- minded and American-talented" persons to volunteer to serve as leaders in the Block Plan of the Office of Civilian Defense is "a most effective present way to start to defeat the anti-American efforts of the Communists,' it is asserted in the current issue of The Catholic News, published in the interest of the Archdiocese of New York. "We are asked," the paper says, "if the Communists are active in the recently adopted Block Plan of the Office of Civilian Defense, which has been given a pledge of cooperation by the Archdiocesan Union of the Holy Name Societies and the Forty Councils of the Knights of Columbus vhich con- stitute the New York Chapter of the Order. "We answer that it is Communist policy to be active in every effort into which they can worm their way, and the Red press has placed special emphasis on members of the party participating in war ef- fort activities, as it has on educa- tional and labor union movements. It is fundamental tactics for the Communists to use everything pos- sible, good, bad or indifferent, to further their ends. "The way to defeat the anti- American efforts of the Commun- ists is not by retreating from the schools, the labor unions, Civilian Defense, or other efforts and leav- ing the field to the radicals, but to be no less active, no less vigilant in those fields than they. The As- sociation of Catholic Trade Union- ists, the Catholic Labor Schools and the Catholic organizations among educators are distinguished examples of deeply constructive work to counteract such attempts to 'bore from within'. "A most effective present way to start to defeat the anti-American efforts of the Communists is for American-minded and American- talented to volunteer to serve as leaders in the Block Plan of the Office of Civilian Defense. These leaders will act as information centers and recruiting agents their neighbors; they will be sponsible for carrying into homes in the areas explanatiol the need of salvaging, ratio blood donations, first aid and war measures." Brooklyn .(E)Its appeal for operation in volunteering for vice in the Civilian Defense unteer Office's Block Service ganizatior "in order to preven latter from being controlled anti-American elements, pa ularly the Communists," has with "a generous and wholehe ed response," it is stated in current issue of The Tablet, ra, tained by the Diocese of Broo] Asserting that " a large null of parishes have held meetings the purpose of arousing intere civilian d'efense," the paper! that "in some sections Catll Protestant and Jewish reliC leaders are uniting to see thai local Block Organization remai American hands." We'll keep things humming down here while you're fighting up there. We'll see to it that there's plenty of elec- tricity at every switch at the air field--at every pot at the aluminum plant--and plenty of power for the production lines that are pouring out airplanes, tanks, guns, supplies Governor Gives Son Diploma At Loyola eitd ships. All that takes a lot of electric power--but we've got what it takes! We have far more power than all the Axis nations.., five times as mulcts as we had in the last war! Baltimore. ffC)Government leet of liberal educations will "dangerous impairment" in "civilized life" of lhe post, world, Raymond' Gram SVt news analyst and comment$ declared in an address to the gl uates at the ninety-first a commencement of Loyola Cd here  the first commencer under the accelerated wartime cational program.  Among the 71 graduates Uerbert Romulus O'Conor, Jr., received his diploma from father, Governor O'Cono Maryland. The other dipl were presented by the Rev. ward B. Bunn, S.J., college p: dent. George W. McManus, gave the valedictory. O'Conor also presented his with the Lee oratorical reeds American business management is produc- ing seven-eighths of that tremendous flow of power. The same practical business man- agement under public regulation that has increased electric service and decreased elec- tric prices so much that the average Ameri- can family today enjoys about twice as much electricity for the same amount of too-,-- "' did only 10 to 15 years ago. More power to you, partners! When tins war is won, we'll be ready again with plenty of power to help build a better world l ,HELPI K AS i iii I H i