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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 7, 1969 'M iracle' Puts Religious Over New C.E.O. School Hot Springs -- Sister Mary Ursula, S.S.C.M., is principal of the Council of Economic Opportun- ity's adult learning center at St. Gabriel school, a pilot project. Operating only a few weeks, the school has an enrollment of 140, the largest in Arkansas. How this happened sounds like a miracle of everyday life. The Sis- ters, Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, hadoperatedSt. Gabriel's school for 25 years when they were forced to shut down at mid- term owing to a pupil shortage. Most of their pupils, the majority non-Catholics, had transferred to integrated public schools. Preparing to leave with heavy hearts, the Sisters learned that the Council of Economic Oppor- tunity was looking for a location in the black community. St. Ga- briel's modern brick building was right for their purpose. So was its principal, Sister Ursula. When the learning center open- ed, 102 people registered. This was a record, too. They ranged in age from 15 to 75. About 75 per cent were black, many unable to read or write. One woman in her seventies has a granddaughter who is a high school teacher. Younger pupils as a rule are working to complete their gram- mar school education and go on to the high school courses, also available at the learning center. Several mature foreign-born seek better knowledge of the language. CITY SEWING MACHINE COMPANY PFAFF SALES & SERVICE Repairing-Parts-Supplies H. L. Steen, Owner S18 Center St. Little Rock FR 2-2507 Phons FR 2-2277 MAJESTIC... Cleaning with "Sanitone" n Will appreciate your business LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Laundry with "Ivory Soap" OF COUNTY MAPS ARK. 1" to te mile $1.35. I/Z" to e mile 50t. Plus Z5€ lumdlfn& mailing charp. Fisherman's Maps *Dull bSlI  %lorro]k Luke * Lake Ouachlta *Lake Conway *Harris Brahe *Grrs Ferry -BUY ALL 6 MAPS FOR $l.10- Ind/vlclua/MIp ZS Plus 6 Postage FARRELL & SCHAER Blue Print Company 3RD. & SPRING RECTOR BLDG. FR 5-33 LITTLE ROCK! ARK. Sister Ursula A steady increase is noted at the classes which are held three nights each week with two-hour periods. Besides basic primary grades, courses include math, science and English. Twenty books are used and students are ungraded• Sister Ursula has a school staff of lay teachers• She holds a bachelor of science degree in ed- ucation and has worked 10 years on the local mission. She was for- merly principal of St. Patrick's Academy, Momence, Ill. I Czech Doctos Urge n on Abortions Bonn (NC) -- Fifty-one Cze- choslovakian doctors have urged the Czechoslovakian health minis- ter to repeal what they call a de- moralizing abortion law, it was reported here. In a letter to the health minis- tar which was published in the Catholic paper, Katolicke Noviny, the doctors said the abortion law reduced doctors to the level of murderers. They noted that the lawpermits termination of pregnancy for very slight reasons. This, they said, results in the destruction of sound human life at a time when extraordinary ef- forts are being made to keep alive individuals who will be capable of living only at a less than human level. The existing abortion legisla- tion in Czechoslovakia, the doc- tor said, is in contradiction with modern science which stresses the preservation of health and the prevention of disease. • Carlisle Headquarters FOR • HOOVER VACUUM CLEANERS FULCHER HARDWARE '1 I J ,RiNsehe, . . . mid otkee 1 ca. FR 4-0469 I Controls ,. 00-00write: BOX 2597 I e . - '- Little Rock-'700Z031 Priest Dies From Burns St. Paul, Minn. (NC)--Father Michael Lawler, 64, died in St. Paul-Ramsey Hosptial of burns suffered when fluid from a cig- arette lighter he was handling apparently caught fire and ignited his clothing. Father Lawler, a resident of St. Joseph's Hospital for many years, had suffered second and third- degree burns over more than 50 per cent of his body. S.C.C. Chapter Studies Updating; St. Josita Attends N. Little Rock -- Sister M. Jo- sita, S.C.C., principal of St. Augustine School here, was one of the 56 delegates who attended the Provincial Chapter of the Sisters of Christian Charity in Wilmette, Illinois. The Chapter, which convened February 8, emphasized the im- plementation of collegiality, subsi- diarity and shared responsibility. In response to the Council's re- quest that religious communities study and revitalize themselves, the spirit of the Congregation was re-evaluated in the light of the Gospel, and its apostolate was appraised according to the needs of the Church and the times. The Ray• John F. Powell, S.J., of Loyola University, set the tone for the Chapter in the opening talk February 8. Beginning with religious life in the context of the Church, the noted Jesuit em- phasized the need to speak Christ's message in the language of the times. Vatican II, he said, has made it eminently clear that yes- terday's answers will not solve today's problems. Experimenta- tion, whatever its risks, is a nec- essity for religious who want to become relevant, he said. Throughout the week, committee reports on every aspect of the Sisters' life were heard and de- bated. Daily summaries of Chap- ter proceedings were relayedto the province at large by phone and newsletter. At the request of delegates, area meetings, designed to implement the daily briefings, will be held throughout the pro- vince. The question of habit gave Chap- ter members some lighter mo- ments. Casualmodelingofmodern religious garb during the week cul- minated in broad choices. Final decision on the matter was ex- tended to the province at large. A special liturgy concluded the Chapter February 15. The dele- gates having gathered in the Chap- ter room for the liturgy of the Word, one of their number was dispatched with a light from the Chapter to the waiting community. When th entire assembly had been drawn into the good news of the Chapter's work, the delegatesen- tered the Chapel in solemn proces- sion to continue the Eucharis- tic Liturgy. Obituaries Rites Conducted THOMAS LIOTTA Fort Smith - A Requiem Mass was offered February 20 in Im- maculate Conception Church for Thomas Liotta, 90, who came to Fort Smith in 1905. The Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Gallagher, V.F., offered the Mass and gave the homily. A Rosary service with The Rev. James E. Mancini, assistant pas- tor, officiating was held the eve- ning preceding the Paneral. Mr. Liotta was a retired hard- ware merchant. He was born at Comporalle, Sicily and came to Fort Smith in 1905. He made his home at 1419 Towson Ave. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; five sons, John of Fort Smith, Sam of Midwest City, Okla., Tom of Sacramento, Calif., and Anthony and Joseph, both of Tulsa; four daughters, Miss Frances Liotta and Mrs. Nancy Thompson of Tulsa, Mrs. Evelyna Larson of Benton, and Mrs. Jeanette Taylor We Wonder... • . .why other states do not follow Hawaii's example and enact a law that requires adult children to support indigent parents to the extent of their financial ability. in Fort S of Richmond, Mo.; Z8 children and three great children. Burial was in the etery in Fort Smith. JOHN P. EBERLE Little Rock - vices were conducted in Cemetery in Fort ruary 20, for John le, who made his home Rodney Parham Road here, The Rev. James E. assistant pastor of Ira1 Conception Church, the committal service. service was held in eral Home Chapel, Little the afternoon preceding Mr. Eberle was born Smith August 24, 1893. His survivors include a Mrs. Willis W. 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