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PAGE'_. 7llf) ENGLISHCARDINAL-DEDicATEssERvICE CLUB His Eminence Arthur Cardinal Hinsley, Archbishop of Westminister; Lady Wlnifrede Elwes, Colonel Letetia Fairfield and others attend the opening of the Belgrave Service Club for Women in the Brit- ish Forces. This club was established by the Catholic Women's League and the American Committee for British Catholic Relief. (N.C.W.C.) St. Anne's Sodality Has Official Organ Fort Smith.--St Anne's Acad- emy Sodality, in addition to its several other activities, has gone into a new venture, the publish- ing of a weekly bulletin which made its first appearance last Wednesday. The sheet is practic- ally a reduced newspaper smartly named "Sodality News-Views." It is well laid out, clearly mimeo- graphed, and carried interesting items. It will be distributed at the Sodality meetings; from its quiz section questions will be given in- dividual sodalists, failure to an- swer correctly will entail a nickle fine, this will be the only means of financing the project--so fail- ures will be accepted in lieu of a charge--here's wishing "Views- :News" SUCCESS. Memorial Mass For K. of C. 00nisl00ts of C00olur.l00us ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Little Rock Council, No. 812 Worthy Grand Knight Leo 5. Byrne celebrated his Fifteenth Wedding Anniversary, last week, Thursday, February 26. He and his family spent the day at Hot Springs, attending the races. The members of this Council extend to you, our Worthy Grand Knight, In New York and your wife and children our sincere congratulations Archbishop Stritch Council No. New York. (EL--The Most Rev. 616, Memphis, Tenn, has extend- Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop cd an invitation to this Council of New York, presided as 4,000  ..................... i to attend their initiatory services, ulu.uur unu mumuu u nu . Sunday, March 22. They state that Knights of Columbus New York tan invital:ion h hoen ,fo,d'oa in P ri ' " ....................... Chapter, gathered St. at cks to Sunreme .qeeretarv Josonh .Z Cathedral for the annual memorial ]t,, "xt,, _:', /,,, -+%"  Mass for deceased members : I re e " .'-^'-' " " s a cel brate- ; "h P snt and deliver the ..., lvla. s w s e Ct Dy t e  naar, i r ........ Most Rev J. Franc s A. McInty e, [ ............. .... " ..... ,, ,,__,_ . romer looert b narp, or, uu AUXiliary Isnop uz isew xur.l ....... " -- ,, #,,+ w,, T,,,,  cvw,- Iorm bpruce r., is now wire f' . P "R#{lis*., Ta]aas nvsoh-JU mpany B, 153rd Infantry, Ya- edhe"seon'" .......... - ..... kutat Landing Field, Yakutat Alaska. Robert reports the climate Before the Mass the Knights, is cold and the forests are dense. representing the 40 K. of C. coun- Brotuer Joe J. Rapczak, Santa cils of Manhattan. and the Bronx, Maria Council 734, Kewanee, Ill., marched down .ifth Avenue in a was a pleasant visitor to the club parade dedicated to "Victory and Sunday. He is now in the service a Just Peace." of his country and located at Camp Stating that belief in God was Robinson, Ark. act down in the Bill of Rights and The members of this Council are in the Declaration of Independ- proud to learn that one of our ence as "the cornerstone of our na- Brothers has received distinguish- tional life," Bishop O'Hara called ed prominence in the news by re- for careful safeguarding of this ceiving a commission as Ensign faith, in the United States Navy Air "If it should come to pass that Corps. The Brother Knight is Emil this nation were to put its faith Laux, Morrilton, Ark. At presdnt only in material things," he said, he is visiting his parents, Mr. and "then we would be no better than Mrs. Steve Laux, of Morrilton. He the invader of our liberties and is scheduled after this visit to the world conflict would become go to the "University of the Air," only the struggle to death of mad- Corpus Christi, Texas, as an in- dened beasts." structor. Congratulations Herbert. "To me as I visit Army camps The members of this Council and Naval stations, as I talk with soldiers, sailors and marines, with are sorry to learn of the passing the men who form the flesh and of Mrs. Daisy Hafner, 1705 West Third St, wife of Brother Albert blood and spirit of our armed M. Hafner, a member of this forces, the really hopeful sign of future greatness, of just peace, of council for the past 35 years. The glorified victory, is in the eager- members wish to express their ness of these young men of the Isincere sympathy to Brother Hal- rank and file to know about God ner in his deep bereavement. and the things of God," he added. The Charter Members of this Council will celebrate the 60th AustraHu Observes anniversary of our order in a be- fitting manner during Founders' Centenary of Fmmdress Week, March 22-29. Therefore Brisbane, Australia (E). -- The there will be no regular meeting centenary of the death of Mother of the Council on the third Tues-i Catherine McAuley, foundress of day of this month, March 17. The: the Sisters of Mercy, Irish Order l entertainment committee will have of Nuns so closely linked with charge of the activities during the work of the Church in Aus- Founders' Week. tralia, has been observed through- out the country with special Pocahontas Council, No. 2443 Masses. Pocahontas Council No. 2443, of The Order was founded in 18.31, the Knights of Columbus, i11 be and i 1846 the first foundatmnhos t to all the members of the n Australia was established by, 1 order and their guests at a joint lvloner vlary ursula 'rayne m "o o ............ I corporate Commum n t be held "erm. mce men tnelr scnoois,[i n St Paul's Church at the 8 hospitals, and orphanages have, o'clo :" ........ cl mass on unaay, lwarcn u. been established in every State. I Breakfast ,ill be served im- The Mater Mmencordiae..Hos-lmediately following the Mass in ptais, conoucecl Dy me mzers, the basement of the school by the are found from Melbourne in Vm- ladies of the parish torta to Mackay in North Queens- The guest speaker at the break-' land. fast will be the State Deputy, Bro. The hospital of Brisbane has Albert C. Ernst, of Pine Bluff. recently been extended by the ad- It is expected that a large num- dffion of a new wing, which was ber of members, accomlanied by blessed and opened by the Most guests from both the Jonesboro Rev. James Duhig, Archbishop of and the Paragould Councils will Brisbane. attend the affair which is being There are in Australia 278 corn- held in celebration of the 60th an- munities of Sisters of Mercy, with niversary of the founding of their approximately 3,400 members, order. Parish Registers Liable Texarkan Council, No. 2650 To English Purchase Tax Bro. F A. Thomas, grand knight London. (E).  Church notice of St. Edward's Council No. 2650 books, parish registers and books for the term of 1931 and 32, has of certificates are liable to pur- four sons in the fighting forces of chase tax at the full rate, it has Uncle Sam, and another at home in been ruled by the tax authorities, reserve, should the war last ten The printing of any matter on any years or so. page, but not on the cover, makes This is quite a record and cer- a book xable. tainly an example that all of us may admire, but few may aspire to. Bro. Frank Pecorrella, the first of our members to enlist has al- ready finished his preliminary training and is wearing some kind of stripes on his uniform. Let's keep in touch with these boys, as far as we are able, and pray and hope for their safe re- turn to Texarkana. We miss them from our meet- ings, and will miss others as time goes on and the4j also answer their country's call. Fort Smith Council, No. 996 The regular meeting of Council 996 was held Thursday night, February 26, at the K. of C. home, North 13th and "'B" Sts. A class of four candidates was initiated following the business session. Three re- instatements were made at the same time. This initiation was exemplified by Past Grand Knight Vincent J. Narisi as Grand Knight Gus A. Krone was ill. There were several visiting Brothers from Camp Chafee, pre- seit at the initiation ceremonies. The visitors hailed from Omaha, Nebr. and St. Paul, Minn. Plans have been made for a program and a radio speech over KFPW during "Founder's Week." Also included in the council's plans will be a corporate Com- munion and breakfast following, to be held either at the Ward or the Goldman Hotel. Knights are urged to make a note of this cele- bration on March 22, to be certain of not missing it. Brother Reilly, who has been critically ill for some months, was at the meeting Thursday night. His Brother Knights expressed pleasure at seeing him back. He reported that the sick committee had been on the job while he was convalescing at St. Edward's Mercy Hospital. Helena Council, No. 1770 Plans for the state convention of the .Knights of Columbus to be held in Helena April 26-27 near completion, according to the report of our chairman. We plan to have one of the largest state conventions in the history of Ar- kansas Columbianism. The entire program will be publicized in about two weeks. Helena Council Communion breakfast last Sunday was attend- ed by about 40 men, who heard es speaker Brother Charles Ly- ford, who is a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and a member of our council. He joined the Canadian Air Force about five or six months ago. Highlights of Brother Lyford's talk included discussion of the Canadian fliers, and appreciation of the excellent work of the Knights of Colum- bus in supporting the morale of the men in the service. Soldiers appreciate the K. of C., he said, because the door of the hut is al- ways open to all in the armed forces, whether they are brother; Knights or not. The barbecue supper held Feb- ruary 15 was quite a success, in- eluding in its list of guests State Deputy Albert C. Ernst, District Deputy George Schmidt and Spec- ial Agent George Clark. About 50 men heard George Clark explain the insurance and' fraternal fea- tures of the Knights of Columbus, and Brother Sehmidt tell of his trip to New Orleans, where he: met the Supreme Knight, Francis P. Matthews. At this point the District Deputy read a letter from the Supreme Knight, in which he expressed his regret at not being able to attend the coming state: convention. The Helena Council enjoyed the vis-ors very much  and are anxious for their return. Founders' Week will be ob- served by this council with cor- porate reception of Holy Commun- ion and broadcast of "Sixty C r o w d e d Years," transcription program on Columbianism. Saints have fired their zeal by the great battle-cry, "God is not known." "God is not loved." When one contemplates the multitudes that could have given glory to !God and edification to the faith- ful by daily and frequent Holy Communion and did not, one un- derstands why Jesus Christ asked St. Margaret Mary for Holy Com- munions of reparation. THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 6, 1942 Catholic Fraternity Receives Four New Members Fayetteville, Ark.Phi Kappa Theta fraternity, social fraternity for Catholic students at the Uni- versity of Arkansas, initiated four new members on Sunday evening, February 23. In a special congratulatory tcle- gram to the new initiates, Mr. Ed Kirchner, National Secretary of Phi Kappa Theta, said': "Na- Holy Angels' Typists Take Defense Tests Jonesboro.  The commercial students of Holy Angels Academy are preparing themselves for an official test, for jobs in defense plants in various sections of the state. Typing certificates have been awarded to the following: Fifty words, Eunice Songer; forty words, Peggy Bawley, Mildred Ann Ste- wart and Jeanne Massery. Shorthand certificates for 80 words have been awarded to Eu- tional fraternity of Phi Kappa Theta extends congratulations best wishes to newest members of our Arkansas Colony Chapter. Your induction into a Catholic Frater- nity whose principles are bagcd on religious education social and Christian fraternal ideals is indeed significant today in a world of i]ate injustice and irreligion. Just as your privilege is great so is your responsibility. Be loyal to your God your country and our fraternity." The four men during the period of pledgeship made the highest scholastic average for pledges for any fraternity group on the cam- pus. during the fall semester just completed. Indecent Reading Matter Bills Die in Congress Washington. (E).Bills in Con- gress looking to the extension of federal legislation against the transportation of indecent read- nice Songer, Helen Cosby, Bertha ing matter died in committee this Mac Willett, Betty Ann Hopkins, week. Frances Jo Rose ,Morjorie Hockle, e " ' .... [ The m asures in question had arlon Sterna c, andGrace marie[bee n protested' shortly after intro- vlomany All certineates are io e e- a-- : duct n by th Rt. R . s. - .......... I chael J. Ready, General Secretary awardcd from the Gregg School o normanu in nlcago. I of the' National Catholic Welfare Eunice Songer, Grace Marie I Conference, on the ground that Momany, Betty Ann Hopkins and while providing for the addition Marian Stemac have passed the of further bans on transportation fundamental theory test in short- hand. Four seniors, Morjorie Hockle, Helen Cosby, Eunice Songer, and Bertha Mac Willett will attend the Journalism Meet at Little Rock High School, March 20. Articles from Holy Angels Echoes will be entered in the various contests. Says Religion Foundation Of Liberty Birmingham, Ala. (E).Religion is the foundation of American lib- erty and is its answer, complete and immutable, to all despots and despotism, the Most Rev. Thomas J. Toolen, Bishop of Mobile, and Clarence Manion, Dean of Notre [Dame University's School of Law, told local and radio audiences February 22 as they participated in a Washington's Birthday cele- bration of the Knights of Colum- bus. Bishop Toolen, whose sermon was carried over a nation-wide chain of the Mutual Broadcasting Company, pontificated and spoke at a Solemn Mass in St. Paul's Church Dean Manion's talk was carried by the Columbia Broad- casting System's chain and was repeated at the closing banquet of the exemplication of the Fourth Degree. Investiture of Knight At the Mass Dr. Andrew L. Stabler, Master of the Fourth De- gree of Alabama, was invested by Bishop Toolen as a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great. More than 200 Fourth Degree Knights and hundreds of relatives and friends attended the ceremon- ies. Among them was Dr. Stabler's 91-year-old' father, a non-Catho- lic, who had never before been inside a Catholic church. Citing Washington's recognition of the need of firm faith in God, Bishop Toolen declared that in the course of decades we have "lost that clear-sighted faith." "The Church has a greater work to do during this hour of crisis I than is thought by most men, even those who are busy about many things in preparation for war," he said. "The sanctity of our Church, the strength of our gov- ernment depends upon a strong faith in Almighty God and this faith must be re-enkindled in the of obscene and lascivious reading matter, they did not include the carrying of contraceptive litera- ture .under. the amplified prohibi- tions. All the bills were introduced by legislators from Delaware. In the House of Representatives, Con- gressman Philip A. Traynor pre- sented H. R. 2523, which sought to prohibit private carriers from conveying for the purpose of sale or distribution from one State Territory or District indecent and lewd literature. Section 245 of the I Criminal Code, as amended, at present forbids such transporta- tion only by public carriers. The bill, however, did not apply to contraceptive literature, which can not be transported by common carrier under the Criminal Code Two bills similarly providing for additional prohibitions were introduced in the Senate--S. 393 and S. 413.--by Senators James M. Tunnell and James H. Hughes, respectively. The former sought to amend Section 245 of the Criminal Code, so as to include the ban on private carriers of indecent lit- erature, but did not apply to con- traceptive literature and devices. The latter Senate bill provided ad- ditional legislation against inde- cent literature, but omitted refer- ence to birth control matter. H, R. 2523 passed the House of Representatives October 6, 1941 and went before the Senate udi- ciary Committee. The Committee last Monday postponed action in- definitely on this bill and on its own S 393 and S. 413. "The National Catholic Welfare Conference is deeply sympathetic with the attempt to prohibit the transportation and distribution of obscene literature in any manner, whether by common carrier or by private carrier," Monsignor Ready wrote, "but we cannot give our support to a proposal which would achieve this laudable pur- pose but at the same time would have the practical effect of placing contraceptive devices and' infor- mation ioa privileged position as compared with other obscene ma- terial. "We feel that the objectives of these proposals could be accom- plished by a simple amendment to Section 2245 of the Criminal Code of the United States which would prohibit the interstate and for- eign transportation by private car- rier of the articles presently stated to be obscene in said Section 245." hearts of our American people if Colore d Church Quartet we are to win victory." IV .... o ...... 'Wins Radio Contest osz important r all, l=hsnop .......... ) ..... oole " " e " asnwne 'zenn . Tne rmly T n sald, s th guidance of ...... ". - .... h,;+ b., -- '-^--e "'"- . l,'amny quarter ol holy amny ,, (5oloreo) tnurcn here nas oeen ever keep before us, he declared ...... ,,*h + +..+ ,^ +  . l announcea as Iirst prize wlnner n ,.,, o +h, tnmilv +h-+ +. Im the January "Co]oma Quartet ani]y-'is te t;ni{-t'lat"maes u' I Contest, heard over Radio Stations the State P WLAC here and WLBJ, Bowling .... " ..... I Green, Ky. / I is a nnK, an mportant link, I A photograrh of the quartet in the chain upon which depends ,, - - " ........ ........  inn accoun Or lS WOrK ann the stablhty of Stae anc coun- that of Holy Family Church was try; and when you weaken or des- included in advertisements in the troy this unit by law or propa- ganda, as is going on today, you weaken and finally destroy the State. The Quislings of America are those who would weaken or destroy the family." Mother of 8 in Religion Dies. Montreal. 0C).Mrs. Jules Poit- ras, dead at Ste. Scolastiqque, is survived by eleven children of i whom eight are in religious life. She was 82. Of six sons, four in religion are the Very Rev. Jules Poitras, Pro- vinial Superior of the Congrega- ;ion of Holy Cross; Brother Char- les-Jules, Provincial Superior of the Christian Brothers in Uganda, Africa, and Brothers Adrian and Felix-Marie, both of the Chris- tian Brothers. Four of her five daughters are nuns, all members of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Let us make our visits to the Blessed Sacrament less stiff and formal. Let us live the faith we profess by treating Jesus in the tabernacle as if we were liying with Him in Nazareth; in other words, on the occasion of a visit to the tabernacle, let us talk sim- ply and directly to our Lord. Nashville Banner and the Nash- ville Tennessean, in which contest winners were announced by the sponsor of the program. Directed by th Rev. Charles P. Brown, S. S.'J.,, pastor of Holy Family Church, the Holy Family Quartet was the only Cath- olic group, white or Colored, en- tered in the contest. The prize of $150 is to be used for further= ing missionary work among the Colored here, Father Brown said. Of the 3,500 Colored church mem- bers in Nashville less than 300 are Catholics, he said. I /I Fentress Mortuary ,.:. ,. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :. The Only E*tabllehment in Weeter, Arka,neas deslsned, built and dedi- cated exclueively for Funeral Serv. ices. PHONE 6178 , # Mercian Editor Geraldine Carmichael Academy Alumnus Saw Action At Pearl Harbor Fort Smith.  When Richard (Dick) Haaser visited his Alma Mater last week he was given quite an ovation from the stu- dents, the faculty being equally enthusiastic in their reception of a returned and unscathed (but yet unsung) hero who had participated in all the calamitous happenings at Pearl Harbor December 7. If Dick could have told the story of his personal experiences on that fatal day in U. S. history, he would have held his listeners spellbound for hours, but no, his lips were sealed, sealed by the code of military secrecy, which forbade him divulging details of the dastardly Japanese surprise at- tack and its vigorous repulse by our valiant U. S., defenders. Numerous questions from the pupils were fired at Dick, but he was sturdily silent: sturdiness is characteristic of Dick and is a valuable asset for him now as a private First Class in the Marine Corps. During his high school course at St. Anne's Academy Private Haaser was outstanding as a stu- dent and graduated with the class of '40; he was also a leader in athletics and for two seasons was quarterback for St. Anne's Acad- emy ootball team. In the spring of '41 Dick en- listed for naval service, he was assigned for duty on the crusier Helena. He has returned to San Diego to rejoin his ship after spending his first furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Haaser, Courtland Place Hillcrest, Fort Smith. Australia Studies Marital Loan Plan Canberra, Australia. (E).Much interest has been displayed in poli- tical and social circles by a pro- posal to help young couples by marriage loans embodied in a mo- tion in the Victorian Legislative Assembly by the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, H. M. Crer mean, a Catholic and a sound ex= portent of Catholic social prin- ciples. Premier Dunstan, of Vic- toria, has assured Mr. Cremean that the Government would in- quire into the question and re- port back to the House. Mr. Cremean's plan provides for loans up to $500, with repayments over 30 years at 6 per cent. No repayments would be required in the first year after marriage.. De- ductions of loan repayments for children would be as follows: first, $35; second, $50; third, $70; fourth, $80; fifth, $120; sixth, $145, en- abling the whole loan to be writ- ten off for couples with six chil- dren. Mr. Cremean stated that mar- riages were delayed, and often prevented, by economic circum- stances; that it was almost im- possible for young people in ordi- nary employment to set up and furnish a home without a heavy debt burden. In support of his argument, he pointed out that of Victoria's 22,299 marriages in 1940, a total of 10,141 brides were 25 or over, and 12,158 under 25, and more than two-thirds of the bride- grooms were 25 or over. Texas Catholic Basketball Tourney San Antonio (E)Twelve teams, including Cathedral High of E1 Paso, defending champion, will participate in the Texas Catholic Basketball Tournament here Mar. 6-8, it was announced February 27 by Brother Edward C. Collig- non, S. M., of St. Mary's Univer- sity, sponsor of the tournament. Whatever plans we shall devise for our own peace, our lives can- not be without war and affliction. Guardian Reporter Meroan Ed Little Rock.--Oe,'aldine chael, former Guardian :ews reporter for Mount Mary's Academy, has been appointed the Mcrcian, the senior nual The new Mercian editor Press Club membership reporting for the Mount, newspaper, and serving as editor of the April issue, annually by the Juniors. besides acting as exchange tor of the Mount, writing reporting for the French writing the gossip aldine has satisfied all quiremcnts for election to St. Mary's Chapter of Scroll, international ciety for high school Miriam Baldwin, manager for the Mount lected as the the Mercian. Frances sociate editor of the be Mercian feature editor; garet Mancini, news Hoban, club news editor; Catherine Fredrick, business.! ager. Peggy Jeanne Lester, ed as circulation manager Mount, was appointed manager of the Mercian. Cecilia Keith, editor Mount, and Joan Osborn, editor of the Mount, were ed as advertising the annual. Juanita Cathcrina and Daparialla will serve as for the yearbook. The 1942 Mercian will be lar to last year's annual. will be patriotic and contain around sixty voted to news and' class organizations, c.]ubs, etc. The new staff is be on the Mercian this week book will be ready for tion early in May. FORT SMITH First Mass t Camp The Rev. Paul F. tor of the Immaculate Church, is the first priest! ficiate at Camp Smith's big cantonment ing completion. Father celebrated the first Mass day, March I. The ices were held in one creational huts, as the building is still under tion. Quite a representativel ber of army men assisted Mass. C. Y. A. Hold Open The local Catholic ciation was host to the men from Camp Chaffee day afternoon when was held in their honor. cial affair at the roof the Immaculate attracted many of the Officials of the N. Y. A, reception committee were Hammer, Patricia Ann Carroll, Tom Brown D. Narisi. A group of chaperoned and' served ments. Benefit Social. The mothers of the junior of the parochial school met: school library to discuss and decide rangements for the spring party which will be the event of St. Patrick's DaY ning). The special sacramental of Holy Communion is charity towards God and towards our neighbor. Let ceive Holy Communion thought more consciously most in our mind: "By th Communion I humbly Jesus will give me the love God more love my fellow men cerely." BILL SCHMIDT & TIRE , PARTS FOR ALL Vulcanizing - 308-10 Towson Dial 4147 Fort Smith, "Home{ 'Clergywear" Reasonable Prices INCORPORATED 417-419 Main Street Little Rock, Arkansas