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Qui BFive? / "-'-; few people have any pati- . , wumw$ ithelergencytakingthe advantageUni°nto lnsisteXecutives°f the r.?V.o:.,O ,-',¢. .. THE OFF|C|AL ORGAN OFTHE DIOCESE OF LI'I-FLE ROCK 0 ff e n S e sN° " upon Volume XXXfCe " ,. '..,. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, MARCH 6, 1942 " '' nours of labor, collection dues, etc. This is not the '€.J't"6 - O O 0000tnpon aneighth°00 p0le S,retwenty.fourlab°r,calledwhenuponhoursmentoina day,Staythe '°S Face Death Penalty For Mi a,, , ,c nor o._o .or00 o P ICd Of k dues, when the 1'- P S =727:?Z2 Com etition Opens to Choose 'DIRECTS LARGE ARMY HOSPITAL Catchup with enemies, evere ena 0 e the present war. Labor are placing the union on the proverbial spot them to make de- now. Millions of Ameri- every walk of life are to serve their coun- pecuniary loss, not of the danger of their becomes those who are to work in industrial oc- stop the flow of Deed- nlaterials in order to press lelnands for more pay or The President in chat last week sounded note when he said that would insist upon work to furnish the war. It is too much to people will put up Vagaries of union lead- General MacArthur and band are fighting for and ours, through all of the day. It would be d sedition if these men in their activity to alary or service hours government. Union men Well for themselves and are in favor of the la- are glad that they war time their duty as that of any other national government is stern demands upon are told what we can What we can use. Each this ntiou must do all can to make victory pos- exception can be made workers. President and other na- have given an ap- od to the continuance during the baseball has upon the approved President wrote a letter to Judge Czar of professiorml lie not only gave him to continue night base- aSked that the number be increased. Some of executive= dld not re-, [ecently. In some of the where baseball pays a day-time sport there a policy to discourage and even to refuse games under the lights. cooperating with the He wants baseball to morale. He wants Workers and service men u opportunity to attend Baseball executives their prejudices games and coogerate. to do so they should the army where they to follow orders. The colleges have been continue their athletic for the sake of the phy- of those who remain does not mean for to carry on athletic Where only a few stu- trained to be specialists to attract a hwge gate money. It means that in general should be really means that games should be fos- a large scale, where at or eight out of ten participate and pre- to enter the serv- ountry in good phy-; whea they leave to this time in schools and col- been conducted mere- who are already These men have to take part in games of raising money and incidentally school attractive t5 who want to be a winner rather an education. All be changed now, be- he students need to be ! condition. ar'"a uge people. playing Jokes on find it hard to It is sur- so nny newspaper are so dumb. They incensed at the re- Hepburn, On- Premier. It must has made them they would to recognize Pre- talk as an excel- of a football pep talk, a "hard boiled" halves. He hit us the eyes with every that was intended out of our complacency us come up fighting eyes. Whether 'or not, has but at least w it worked. He told l ere practically help- foe that would in- nd sweep down He spoke in a manner about the the Marines. He got g, oat" and really on Page 8 Great Statue in Capital Of Christ, Light of The World New York. (E).Final arrange- ments have just been announced by the Liturgical Arts Society for wliat it terms one of the most im- portant artistic competitions in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States. The competition, in which 76 leading American sculptors have been invited to participate on the basis of photographs of their pre- vious work, is for a heroic-size statue of Christ, the Light of the World, which will form the most notable artistic feature of the new Army Camp Named For Joyce Kilmer Washington. (E). -- An army camp to be established in New Jersey has been given the name Camp Kilmer in memory of Joyce Kilmer, Catholic soldier- poet of the first world war, who was killed in France July 30, 1918. The camp will be situated at Stelton, near New Brunswick. Best known of Mr. Kilmer's works was his poem "Trees." Announce Date For Knights' Convention Helena.Announcement of the State Convention of the Knights of Columbus to be held at Hel- ena, Arkansas, on April 26 and 27 is made this week by Joseph A. Etoch, State Secretary. Sir Knight Etoch indicated elaborate plans are in preparation for one of the biggest conventions in many years. A whole program will be released in about two weeks. A state-wide initiation and an extensive entertainment program for the ladies and brottaer Knights is being developed. Committees and their chairmen will be an- nounced with the final draft Ior the program which will appear in The Guardian in the near future Joneshoro Knights Send Guardian Check For Picture Service Jonesboro.  Council 1 7 02 Knights of Columbus at Blessed Sacrament parish, Jonesboro, At- ;kansas, is the fifth council so far to send The Guardian a check for I I the Pmture Service. Father Wil- liam Kordsmeier, pastor, was pleased to forward it to our dio- cesan paper from his council. Each year for the past few years, delegates from all the coun- cils of the Knights of Columbus in State Convention vote on a; resolution recommending this gift to The Guardian to the various councils. The councils in turn forward their pro rata share of this gift which amounts to $156.00 and which pays for the fine N. C. W. C. Picture Service that is used each week in The Guardian. The list of councils in the order which their payment was rec'eived on this gift at the office is car- ried each week on the editorial page. They are so far as follows: Paragould Council, No. 1713; Stuttgart-Slovactown Council, No. 2870; Little Rock Council, No. 812; Fort Smith Council, No. 996; Jonesboro Council, No. 1702. Report of Parish Standings To Appear Monthly" Guardian Office.Members of The Guardian Board at a.meet- ing Monday night, March 2nd, were pleased with the general report of the Subscription Campaign inaug- urated during February, Catholic Press Month. Of particular interest to future announcements of The Guardian I will be the monthly publication of the standing of all parishes re- garding their subseription quota. The first publication of the report will not appear until April and it will show the comparative per- centages of each parish in relation to its quota. Thereafter the report will appear each month. The following make up the Board's membership: The Most Rev. Albert L. Fletcher, D. D., president; Mr. John Pruniski, vice president; the Very Rev. Msgr. Thomas L. Keany, editor; the Very Rev. Msgr. Francis A. Allen, treas- urer; the Rev. Thos. J. Prender- gast, business manager. headquarters of the National Cath- olic Welfare Conference in Wash- ington. Erection of the imposing monu- ment to Christ, the Light of the World, in the Capital was the out- come of a campaign inaugurated in October, 1936, by Our Sunday Visitor, of which the Most Rev. John F. Noll, Bishop of For i Wayne, is Editor. At that time contributions were solicited by Our Sunday Visitor for the pro- ject, but efforts to acquire an ap- propriate site ran into difficulty. Meanwhile, the need for a new headquarters for the N. C. W. C. had been recognized for some time, and plans were set on foot for the erection of a new build- ing on a prominent site in Wash- ington. The site finally chosen was the historic one on which the old headquqarters building of the N. C. W. C. was located. The N. C. W. C. staff moved into the new edifice shortly after the first of this year. Figure in Bronze The monument to Christ, the Light of the World, is to consist of the 90-foot white stone facade of the building, which is of monu- mental proportions and dignified classic design, together with the richly sculptured statue of Christ standing in a semi-circular niche, cut into the plain wall of the facade. The statue will be a 15- foot figure of the Saviour in See STATUE on page 8 FlagOn Service At Lake Village Lake Village.Sunday, March 1, Our Lady of the Lake Church .was the scene of a most impressive and inspiring ceremony. At 5 o'clock a solemn proces- sion of 17 acolytes with their pas- tor, the Rev. E. N. Hinckley enter- ed the church. The procession was led by the cross-bearer and two acolytes who carried a beautiful new American flag and a Service flag for the boys of the parish. As they slowly filed up the aisle everyone present joined in sing- ing the Star-Spangled Banner. Up on entering the sanctuary the flags were placed in position land blessed. The Service flag was i dedicated to Our Blessed Mother as Patroness of the United States. Quite a large gathering of peo- ;ple were present for the ceremony. A place of honor was given to the parents of the boys in the service. Father Hinckley gave, a most appropriate and touching sermon. He said that Christ must be our Model, that as He carried His cross to final victory so we, too, must take upon ourselves this heavy cross, the war, and bear it's pains and sorrows, until it too shall end in victory for us. He stressed the fact that a true Cath- olic will always be a loyal patriot: love of God and Country go hand in hand. He pictured the great md heroic past that Catholics have played in the history of our Coun- try since its discovery up to its present time. He went on to ex- plain the symbolism of the colors 'in our flag and what they mean to every true American. Father noted with pride that there are 23 See DEDICATION on page 5 Succeeds Father Daniel J. CaUahan, Jr., Washing- ton, D. C., banker who has ;been appointed Supreme Treasurer of the Knights of Columbus. He fills the post left vacant by the death of his father, who held the office $or the past 33 years. Harris &! • Ewlng. ILhoto._ (N_,C.W.C.) ' Meet Captain Catherine G. inott, United States Army nurse for 24 years, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal for overseas serv- ices in World War I, and now in charge of the 2,000-bed hospital at Camp Blauding, Fla. She is a graduate of St. Thomas .Hospital School for Nurses, in Nashville. {N.C.W.C.) • € 't Nat,onal Complacency Root Of Spiritual Indifference (By N. C. W. C. News Service) New York.The "national complacency" of America, about which "the government is complaining," is "the back- wash of spiritual complacency," the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, of the Catholic University of America, declared Sunday night ov, er the "Cgtholic Hour." The "Catholic Hour" is broadcast over the Red Network of the National Broadcasting Company at 5 p. m., Central War Time, and can be heard in Little Rock over Station KARK by transcription at 8:30 p. m. Sunday. "A nation that has been teaching in its universities for years that there is nO distinction between good and evil will naturally have a difficult time Soldiers' Prize At NCCS Club Free Call Home New York. (E).A free long dis- tance telephone call is awarded as a door prize each Saturday night to one of the several hundred sol- diers, sailors and marines who attend the regular Saturd'ay night dance given here at the National Catholic Community Service club for men in uniform. The holder of the lucky ticket is permitted to call his folks, wherever they are in the nation. Last Saturday night, Seaman Bill Powell, U. S. N., spoke with his mother back in Brooklyn, Ind., while the Saturday previous, a soldier had a chat with his folks in Chicago. Another program innovation at the NCCS center that has met with wide approval among the service men is free legal service for men in uniform which is available under the auspices of a Legal Committee. It was inaugu- rated by Robert H. Devlin, Di- rector of the club. Now in its seventh month of full-time activity, the club has an average attendance of 2,500 men a week. Last week's figure of 2,794 men set a new high. Nearly 800 of the men were referred to socials and entertainments spon- sored by Catholic clubs and par- ishes. USO Hostesses Now Called "Dixie Darlings" Little Rock.Miss Ellena Gal- lowitz, 1100 Lewis Avenue, is the winner of the "Select A Name" contest, recently sponsored by USO Clubs of Greater Little Rock to choose an official name for those girls who participate in ac- tivities of the USO Clubs. "Dixie Darlings" was the nomer given Little Rock's fairer sex by Miss Gallowitz. Committee of judges was composed of Mrs. C. Dick, Mrs. A. Strauss and Mrs. H. E. Reiman. Pins bearing the USO emblem and "Dixie Darlings" will be dis- tributed to the girls assisting in USO work, and will be used as ;identification on all nights except dance nights, when individual in- vitations are necessary, and are issued by mail from the clubs. to convince us our enemies are evil," Monsignor Sheen said, adding that the Holy Hour he has been asking his listeners to make every day "is to awaken our na- tional conscience, to make us re- alize the whole world is in a mess because of sinand the sin of all of us, in varying degrees, the sin of forgetting God and His Di- vine Son." "Since sin is a common debt, let none of us ask to be exempt from that burden," Monsignor Sheen went on. "Each Holy Hour must be made not for our par- ticular intention but to pay off some debt of the world's sin and to restore the world once again to the reign of God's moral law and the Kingship of His Divine Son. "The ledger of the world reveals a tremendous moral debt. Each time we make an Hour we scratch off some of that debt, we draw the world farther away from hate and closer to the mercy of God. See SHEEN on page 8 Nazis In Effect (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington.---The death penalty is provided for a wide range of minor offenses under a new Nazi penal code for Poles and Jews in the invaded eastern territories incorporated into the Reich, it is revealed in the text of the first part of the code, which has been received by the Polish Embassy here. The decree establishing the new code was published in the official legal register of the Reich on December 16, 1941, and two days later was promulgated from Posen (Poznan) by the Secretary of State in the Reich Ministry of Justice, Dr. Freisler. The death penalty is expressly permitted by the code for', such offenses as making "anti-German statements" and "spite- ful and provocative behavior" demonstrating "a mentality , hostile to Germany." In addi- Bishop Fletcher Confirms At Forrest City Forrest City.--His Excellency, the Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop visited St. Francis' par- ish officially for the first time since his Consecration to the epis- copacy, when he made the official visitation and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation here Sunday. Bishop Fletcher corffirm- ed a class of 21. ! A High Mass was sung at 10 o'clock at Forrest City by the Roy. Edwin A. Hemmen, pastor, followed by the absolution for the deceased of the parish given by Bishop Fletcher. Benediction of he Most Blessed Sacrament was given and Confirmation adminis- tered. His Excellency preached at troth the absolution and the Con- firmation. Dinner for Bishop Fletcher, vis- iting clergy and the parish com- mittee was served in the Blue Room of Aycock's Care at 12:30 o'clock. Members of St. Francis parish l accompanied Bishop Fletcher to St. John's Church, Brinkley, at 2 o'clock, where His Excellency confirmed at 3 o'clock. Paragould Knights Present School With Flag Pole Paragould Council No. 1713 of Paragould recently voted to sport. sor the erection of a flag pole in front of the St. Mary's parochial grade school, as an indication of its solicitude or America. The school will be presented with the flag of our country by the Ameri- can Legion. The council further voted to invest $100.00 of its funds in defense bonds, and urges indi- vidual members to invest likewise. Members of the Paragould coun- cil are making plans to attend the corporate Communion and breakfast to be held at Pocahontas next Sunday. Each member is ask- ed to bring a guest. Rlchelie Tereentennary Medal. Vichy. ().The French Acad- emy has ordered a medaI struck to commemorate the third cen- tenary of the death of its founder, Cardinal Richelieu. 'Annuario' Shows Two.New Sees in American Prov,nces (Cable, N. C. W. C. News Service) Vatican City.The number of residential Sees of the Church increased from 1,218 to 1,223 during 1941, according to statistics in the Annuario Pontificio for 1942, which has been released. Two of the five new Sees are in American Ecclesias- tical Provinces Pueblo in the newly created Province of Den- ver, and Honolulu in the Province of San Francisco. A third is the Diocese of Tagbilaran, Philippine Islands, formerly a por- tion of the Archdiocese of Cebu. The deaths of Cardinals Caspar and Sehulte reduced the Sacred College to 52, or less than at the time of the death of Pope Plus XI, and leaves 18 vacancies. The 459 Apostolic Vicariates, Prefectures and Missions are served by an increased number of priests and Brothers, but less Sisters, probably due to the difficulties of transportation and limitation of facilities oc- casioned by the world war. The number of priests who staff the missions has increased from 20,- 496 to 20,578, and the Brothers from 8,414 to 8,514. The drop in Sisters is from 50,245 in 1940 to 44,895 in 1941. During the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Plus XII, 70 new ecclesiastical jurisdictions have been set up; 28 residential Sees and 42 Apostolic Vicariates, Pre- fectures and Missions. During 1941 there was no change in the number of Nunciatures (38), but the number of Apostolic Dele- gations had increased from 22 to 24. Diplomatic representation at the Vatican remains the same: 35 Nations, the Sovereign Order of Malta, and the personal repre- sentative of the President of the United States, Myron C. Taylor, with the ranks of ambassador, and Harold Tittman as charge d'af- faires. The death of His Eminence Tommaso Pio Cardinal Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church, which occurred on Feb- ruary 26, reduces the number of members of the Sacred College to 51. tion judges and prosecutors are given great latitude in im- posing capital punishment even when the law does not provide for it, in such circumstances as "when the criminal action com- mitted indicates especially base character." Death Penalty Provided Dr. Freisler was quoted' as say- ing, at the time the decree was pro- mulgated, that it "is effective ex- clusively for Poles and Jews, whose position in the Pan-German Reich is unique and without pre- cedent--a fact for which the Poles as well as the Jews have only themselves and their own be-, havior to blame." The text of the first three sec- tions of the code, dealing with duties, offenses and penalties, is as follows: The Council of the Ministers for the Defense of the Reich decrees, with force of law: I. Basic Penal Law 1. Poles and Jews in the annex- ed eastern territories are obliged to behave in accordance with Ger- man Law and with the orders given to them by the German au- thorities. They are obliged to avoid everything which might prejudice the sovereignty of the German Reich and the authority of the German nation. 2. Their punishment is death, if they commit any violence against a German citizen on account of his belonging to the German Na- tion. 3. Their punishment is death, or imprisonment in less grave cases, if by spiteful or provocative be- havior they demonstrate a men- tality hostile to Germanyand especially if they make anti-Ger- man statements or tear down or damage proclamations of German authorities or public institutions or if by their general attitude they disparage or prejudice the author- ity and the welfare of the German Reich or the German people. , 4. Their punishment is death, or imprisonment in less grave cases: a. If they commit any violence against a member of the German Army or its auxiliaries, of the German Police including its aux- iliary staff, or the Reich Labor Service, of German officialdom or public service or of any member group of the National Socialist Party. b. If they deliberately damage Se NAZIS on page 8 OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT His Excellency, the Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on the following dates: March 8 at Immaculate Con- ception Church, Blytheviile, for Blytheville and missions. March 22 at St. Michael'€ Clmrch, West MemPhis, for West Memphis and missions. April 1 at 10 a. m. at St. Mary's Church, Helena; and at 2:30 p. m. at St. Cyprian's Church, Helena. April 19 at Fort Smith. April 26 at 10 a. m. at St. Benedict's Abbey Church, Su- biaco; and at 2:30 p. m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Morrtson Bluff. May 3 at 10 . m. at St. Ig- natius Church, Scranton, for Scranton and Prairie View; and at St. Scholastics Church, Shoal Creek, at 2:$0 p. In. May 10 at Searcy for Searcy and Bad Knob. May 1 at St. Jmeph's Church, Pine Bluff, for Pine Bhtff and missions. May 24, Pentecost Sunday, at St. Andrew's Cathedral for Lit- tle Rock, North Little Rock, Carlisle and Hazen.