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THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 19, 1938 PAGE SIX Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. H. Wernke, Little Rock, Ark., Spiritual Director T J. Arnold, Little Rock, Presiden Joseph Ender],Ln, Conway, 2nd V.-Pres. Leo Hammer, Ft. Smith, Ist V.-Pres. Jos A. Schnitzer, Ft. Smith.. See. Having had a tonsil operation, do not feel like writing much. Will make it short and snappy. Every affiliated society should appoint a Committee to see their local merchants and ask them to close their stores during the three hours that Christ, our Savior, hung on the Cross for our Redemption. We are having cards printed for these store keepers to place on their doors, reading: THIS STORE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 12:00 NOON AND 3:0@ O'CLOCK GOOD FRIDAY Hope that these committees will get busy at once because Good Fri- day will soon be here. T. J. ARNOLD. An interesting program is be: ing prepared for the Central Dis- trict League meeting of the Cath- olic Union and Catholic Women's Union which will be held at Con- way, Arkansas, on Sunday after- noon, February 27. A series of lectures known as "The Christian Family Life In- stitute" will be begun at this meet- ing, and Rev. L. Lachowsky, C. S. Sp., pastor of St. Joseph's church of Conway, Arkansas, will give the first lecture "The .Un- Christian Character of Modern Life." Other speakers will be on the program which will be published in detail in next week's Guardian. All affiliated societies are urged to send delegates, and it is hoped that many visitors will attend. "Our Faith" Pamphlets Attain Large Circulation Pilot Grove. Me., Feb. 4.--Less than a year old, Our Faith, a pam- phlet issued quarterly by the Rev. Richard Felix, O. S. B., Director of Defenders of the Faith, to an- swer questions put to him by non- Catholics as a result of his radio addresses, has attained a total cir- culation of 38,000 for a single issue. He has adopted the small size for Our Faith, Father Felix says, because he has found that those he wants to reach will read some- thing "short and to the point." He makes the pamphlet available at a moderate price, and hopes eventually to issue it monthly, he explainS. The Defenders of the Faith have for this purpose "to de/end the Church against all who malign her; to explain the Faith to all who misunderstand it, and to bring Ca- tholic truth to the non-Catholic mind everywhere." More than 150,000 pieces of Catholic litera- ture have been distributed, and over 400 radio programs have been broadcast over 27 stations in the United States and two in Australia. "This radio work," .a leaflet is- sued by the Defenders of the Faith says, "was directed chiefly against the false doctrines of Rutherford and his so-called Witnesses of Je- hovah." C. K. of A. Notes St. Edward's Branch No. 79 of the Catholic Knights of America, Little Rock, held their regular meeting Wednesday, February 9, in St. Edward's hall. At the next meeting which will be held March 9, the committee will conduct a Catechism Class with the Rev. Cyril Lange, O. S. B., as chair- man. On April 20 Branch 79 will celebrate the 61st anniversary of the order. Supreme President, Norman E. Patrick, has been in- vited to attend this celebration as well as state officers and members of other branches. Mrs. John Kir- spel is chairman of the April cele- bration. The drawing for attendance prize was held. Since John A. Vick, Sam W. Dramer and J. C. Daven, whose names were drawn, were absent the attendance prize will be increased by $1.00 for next month. Immediately following the meet- ing a Valentine party was held. Valentine cakes and ice cream were served. Hearts were played with the high score prizes going to Leo J. Byrne and Jos. H. De- Clerk, and the consolation prize to Miss Antonette Hart. The door prize was awarded to Edward Kleuser. All members are urged to at- tend the March meeting and to remember the 1938 slogan-- "Every member get a member." Sharp Drop In Birth Rate In Copenhagen Shown Copenhagen, Feb. 7. (R).--A sur- vey to determine the average size :of families in the Danish Capital :has revealed discouraging facts. A comparison of marriages and birth statistics for 1920 with those of 1936 shows a decided drop in the birth rate. A third of the marriages produced no offspring and another third only one child after five years of married life. A century ago, a fourth of all the marriages registered .resulted in the birth of at least three chil- dren in five years. This is true today only in rare instances. An investigation made to de- termine how much the economic status affects the birth rate dem- onstrated that it is only among the poorer classes that large families are to be found. 25 Boys Attend Vocational Club's First Meeting New York, Feb. 11 (E)--Twenty- five high school boys who hope to be priests attended the first meeting of a new vocational club held at the College of St. Francis Kavier here. The boys in attendance came from 18 different high schools, five from public high schools. The plan has met with the cordial co- operation of Brothers and Sisters who are principles of Catholic high schools. The members of the vocational club will meet on the first Sun- day of each month for spiritual exercises to strengthen them in their vocations. They will meet under the direction of the Rev. John Corbett, S. J. 210 MAIN ST. Men's Shoes ,yo GENUINE KANGAROO $3 .95 IRON CLAD SOCKS SPECIAL 22e Leo Kordsmeier, Manager Reid Finan YES! 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"The work of bringing religion to more of the Negro group is primarily the task of the Catholic laity," he said. "Racial prejudice against the Negro is evidenced in his exclusion from labor organi- zations, denial of a commensurate wage, and exclusion from some schools and colleges." London Catholic Paper Sets Net Sales Record London, Feb. 7. (.--A new net sales record was put up by The Universe, London Catholic weekly, for the second half of lat year. The paper prints an A. B. C. cer- tificate showing the weekly aver- age as 119,855. For the corres- ponding period of the previous year the average weekly sale was 117,269. In printing the figures The Uni- verse says that since the 100,000 mark was reached the circula- tion has not dropped back in any single year. MONUMENT TO CHRIST THE KING PLANNED IN PORTUGUESE CAPITAL Lisbon, Feb. 7. 0C).--A national subscription has opened and will continue for a year or possibly two years, to raise funds for a national monument to Christ the King in the. Portuguese Capital. Priest Believed Dying in 1877; Now He Is 86 London, Feb. 7. (E).--The edu- cation of the Rev. John Bennett, C. SS. R., was rushed and his ordi- nation speeded up in order that he might have the consolation of of- fering his first Mass before he died. That was in 1877. Now Father Bennett, aged 86, is believed to be the oldest Re- demptorist in the world. Born in Newfoundland, he was Provincial of the congregation in the period 1890-94. He was re- elected for the 1897-1900 term, and again in 1900. He is the only living Redemptorist who served three terms as provincial. In 1896, Father Bennett visited the Redemptorist houses in the United States and Canada, fol- lowing a visit to Australia three years earlier. Seattle See To Push Oliver Plunket Cause Seattle, Wash., Feb. 14. (E).--The Most Rev. Gerald Shaughnessy, S. M., Bishop of Seattle, in a let- ter to the clergy, Religious and laity of the diocese invites "all those of whatever race or nation- ality who are interested" in the canonization cause of Blessed Oli- ver Plunket, to forward petitions for the canonization to the Chan- cery and they will "in due time" be presented to the Holy See. The letter says that "inasmuch as there flows in the veins of many of us the blood of Blessed Oliver Plunket's compatriots and their descendants, it is fitting that we bear in mind that the cause of this blessed star of Irish spiritual and patriotic life is constantly be- ing pressed and that the Holy See is being petitioned on all sides that he be declared and canonized a saint of Holy Mother Church." The letter includes a prayer for this intention. Prelate Tells Of Wide Extent Of Charities Freiburg, Germany, Feb. 7. (E). --A total of 120,000 pe.rsons are regularly employed by Catholic charity institutions in Germany, according to a statement issued by the Most Rev. Konrad Groeber, Archbishop of Freiburg, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the national German Catholic charities organi- zation. In addition 600,000 persons co- operate without compensation. There are 4,000 sanitariums, homes and asylums with a total of 250,000 beds, 7,000 kindergartens with an attendance of 300,000 children, and 19,000 homes and charitable institutions of various kinds under Catholic management. In 1936, Archbishop Groeber adds, no less than 350,000 families and 276,000 single persons were given aid by these institutions. A total of 104,000 children were sup- plied with clothing for their first Holy Communion. The St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth societies alone spent three million Marks for individual charities. Infants sent to vacation camps and recrea- tional homes at Catholic charity expense during the year totaled 38,500. Nursing assistance in private homes went to the benefit of 30,- 000 families. Catholic educational institutions are at present looking after 65,000 girls and boys. All these figures are of par- ticular importance at this time when Nazi authorities are wag- ing a war of extermination against the independent Catholic chari- ties, which they are trying to re- place with their own interdenomi- national institutions. Try to preserve a sweet tran- quility of mind; say to your soul: "Courage! we have made a false step, but let us keep steadily on and keep watch over ourselves." Hospital Group Tells Plans For Nursing Schools St. Louis, Feb. 14. ().--Its plans for the examination, evaluation and accreditation of Catholic schools of nursing have been an- nounced by the Catholic Hospital Association of the United States. A joint meeting of Sister Ex- aminers, of the Council on Nursing Education for the United States, and of the Professional Advisory Committee is to be held here Wednesday. A Conference on Examination, Evaluation and Ac- creditation, to be attended by Sis- ter Examiners and the Council of Nursing Education, will be held !here from Thursday, February 17, !to March 8. The program of examining Ca- tholic schools of nursing will be initiated immediately following this conference__ Belgium Bestows High Honor on Dutch Priest Amsterdam, Feb. 7. (E}.--Word has been received here that Mon- signor Peels, the noted chaplain of the Social Institutions in Dutch Limburg and members of the In- ternational Social Study Commit- tee of Mechlin, has bee awarded the Commandership of the Order of the Crown by King Leopold III. King Leopold has bestowed this distinction upon the Dutch pre- late at the special request of Belgian Minister of Foreign Af- fairs Spaak. It is given in recog- nition of Monsignor Poel's pioneer social work in his own country and abroad. London Street Named For St. John Fisher London, Feb. 7. 0E).--St. John Fisher is to have a London street renamed in his honor. The Mayor of Stepney, east-end district, an- nounces that Glasshouse street will be John Fisher street from July next. Many of the English martyrs were imprisoned in the Tower nearby. it- SWAFFORD Service Station Lion Products 3RD & SCOTT PIIONE 2-9471 LITTLE ROCK LION OIL SERVICE STATIONS CENTRAL Tire & Service Station Lion Products 4TH AT BROADWAY PHONES 7208-7209 Little Rock, Arkansas Swafford Service Station 3rd and Scott Montgomery Service Station 800 West 3rd North Little Rock Central Tire & Service Station 4th at Broadway Martin Tire & Service Co. 300 Center MARTIN Tire & Service Company 300 CENTER ST. 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