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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 13, 1942 Leoion of Mary Chapter Oroanized at Mt. St. Mary's Little Rock.--The first Praesid- ium of the Legion of Mary in Ar- kansas has been organized, by a group of Mt. St. Mary's Academy Sodalists. The original Legion of Mary was started by John Duff in Dub- lin, Ireland, in 1921. The founder and the ten original members had no idea that in less than twenty- one years after the first meeting, Dakota Knights To Campaign For State U. Chapel Fargo. (EL--The Knights of Co- lumbus of North Dakota are ready for their campaign for a chapel, social center and chaplain's resi- dence off the campus of the Uni- versity of North Dakota. The drive will be launchecnext Sunday. Ed P. Cosgriff, of Fargo, is State Ct]airma of the drive. The Roy. James I. Dawson, of Grand Forks, is Chaplain of the New- man Foundation at the University. Frank Webb, of Grand Forks, is State Deputy of the K. of C. The Most Roy. Aloisius 3.. Muench, Bishop of Fargo, will of- ficially call the Knights of Colum- bus and their associates into ac- tion in a State-wide. radio ad- dress over Stations WDAK and KFYR Sunday at 12:30, p. m. His address is entitled, "Leaders For Christ's Peace." The drive is to be completed by Sunday, March 22. Bishop Muench has shown a keen and enthusiastic interest in the project ever since his coming to the Diocese. This drive is the culmination of plans that have been formulated over several years for the building up of this Cath- olic Center. K. of C. Council Members Blood-Typed at Meeting Chicago. 0).--Forty-one mem- bezs of St. Rita Council Knights of Columbus, were typed as blood donors at a meeting of the Coun- cil as a part of the Knights' war- blood plasma project. The medical examiner of the Council, Dr. S. G. Kehl, brought his laboratory teclmician and blood-typing equipment to the meeting hall on a regular night and with the assistance of Dr. James L. Foley typed the 41 mem- bers. The process will be repeat- ed. 500 Teams Enter K. of C. Bowling Tournament New York. (E).More than 500 five-man teams representing 100 cities of the Eastern States will compete in the Knights of Colum- bus National Bowling Tournament, eastern section, opening here April 18. Entries will close on Wednesday, March 18. "Good Fellowship" prizes, re- gardless of bowling skill, consti- tute more than 50 per cent of the awards. Young Christian Soldier Movement in England London. (E).--A Young Christian Soldiers movement, on the lines of the Young Christian Workers, has made its appearance. Two meetings a week are being held ip places in which the Y. C. S. has been started. The first part of each meeting is devoted to a paper by the chaplain, followed by dis- cussion. Afterwards the members interchange experiences and dis- cuss a practical program. the Legion of Mary would have spread to all parts of the globe, having Praesidiums in forty-three dioceses in the United States alone. The Legion of Mary is organized on the model of an army of an- cient Rome, and membership is usually restricted to a small select- ed group whose past records prove that they are properly equipp%d to carry on the work of the or- ganization, whose object is the sanctification of its members, by prayer and active cooperation, un- der ecclesiastical guidance, "in Mary's and the Church's work of crushing the head of the serpent md of advancing the reign of Christ. The principal work of the Leg- ion in it lay apostolate is assist- mce given to pastors through the aid, association and influence of Legionnaires with parishioners, young people, sick and infirm, l.he pm'ish poor, etc. Since more work can usually be done anony- ously, Legionnaires do not iden- l:ify themselves as social workers or even as Legion members. Mount St. Mary's Praesidium is composed of 12 members selected by Sister Mary Mark, Legion sponsor, and is under her spiritual leadership and guidance. Member- :hip requirement, other than those already stated, are (1) To recite the Magnificat daily, (2) to attend the weekly meetings of the Leg- ion, (3) to engage in some apos- tolic work. The name chosen for St. Mary's Praesidium is the name of the original Dublin chapter, the name of the first chapter in America, and now the name of the first in Arkansas--Our Lady of Mercy. Archbishop First Donor To Home's Building Fund St. Louis. (EL--The Most John J. Glennon, Archbishop of St. Louis, has made the initial contri- bution in a $20,000 building fund drive for St. Joseph's Hill Infir- tnary, Eureka. Founded 15 years ago by three Franciscan Missionary Brothers as a nursing home for chronic cases, the Infirmary now has 20 Broth- ers, is taxed to capacity with 76 patients and must turn away from eight to ten a week. Prayer Front for Victory Organized at College Milwaukee. (E).A prayer front for victory, defense and peace has been organized at Mount Mary College under the auspices of the College Sodality.. It is divided into two divisions, Holy Mass division and Blessed' ,NEWLY CONSECRATED BISHOPS Sacrament division. Consecration ceremonies for two new members of the. United States Hierarchy have just been held. Most Rev Peter W Bartholome (left) was consecrated Titular Bishop of Lete and Cadjutor Bishop of St. Cloud, March 3. at Rochester, Minn. Most Rev. William P. O'Connor right) was consecrated as the fifth Bishop of Superior, March 7, at Milwaukee. (N.C.W.C.! Kniohts of Columbus # 3. P. Reynolds State Council Some Weeks ago, our Worthy State Deputy, Albert C. Ernst, sent broadcast throughout this state an appeal for suggestions that might lend a constructive aspect to a pro-convention program, which he proposed to send to each subordinate council in this jurisdiction, for their consideration and recommendation. This was a departure from the old custom of hastily writing resolutions just a few minutes before they are to be presented to the convention. In some cases propositions are 'sprung' on the delegates so suddenly that their true sig- nificance is not at once apparent, and there is not sufficient time to properly study all details. Bro. Ernst's suggestion would give an opportunity for a far spread consideration of at least the principal resolutions to be presented to the convention, as well as acquainting the delegates with the opinion of their respec- tive councils on the various things so submitted. One would think that the state deputy's desire to make his ad- ministration, an administration of the people, for the people and by the people, would result in an ava- lanche of suggestions; some new, some just reconditioned, that could be coordinated into a most con- structive programbut. Well, the people are you and I. Have we seriously considered co- operating along thesa lines? Are we intensely interested in the at- B ............. o fairs and promotions of the Knights on gj:Csmns are vmea m ........... org'- ' a ae,s,-'egiments, oattalions and  o: uommous to me exten., o pu- eomnanies tmg, ourselves to a httle trouble. " "  to attend meetings and do our D:o- ',  ,, , I best on committee assignments? Ht lamea neaa I Do we really utilize our mental F s ' Of all" Rent Gro,up [and physical faculties, that most Pittsburgh. (E).The Row. Char- of us possess in a more or less de- les Owen Rice, Director of Saint gree, in the interest of our Order? 'If the thousand Knights in Ar- i kansas would answer these ques- :tions for themselves, while fully i conscious of the good as well as the pleasure that comes from do- ing one's duty as a Knight, the !problem of creating an active and aggressive Columbianism in Ar- kansas would soon be solved satis- factorily. Will we, the people, speak or rather will we, the peo- ple, act? There's too much speak- ing already. You must oftentimes do that which is against your inclination, and let alone that which you are inclined to. Joseph House of Hospitality here, has been elected permanent chair- !man of the Pittsburgh Fair Rent Committee. Centuries ago God complained: This people honoreth Me with their lips but their hearts are far from Me. Time marches on! From the Tabernacle today the Sacred Heart looking down into our big congregations, especially those attending late Masses on Sunday, can say: "These people obey the precept of atending Mass but their hearts are not opened to receive Me in Holy Communion." IF 00EVERY YOUNG MAN ONLY KNEW00 WHAT SO MANY OLD MEN KNOW00 WHAT SO MANY WIDOWS KNOW--AND ORPHANS00 HE WOULD OWN MORE LIFE INSURANCE! (Some wives object to life insurance, but widows never do.) HENRY and HE NRY C. R. HENRY . . . MRS. C. R. HENRY Mrs. Mattie E. Bearden, Sec'y. Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY "Safety is ALWAYS the First Consideration . . . Nothing Else is So Important" 1146-Donaghey Bldg. Phones: Office 5196; Residence 5524 LITTLE ROCK, AKKANSAB (00glumhus ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Little Rock Council, No. 812 Grand Knight Leo J. Byrne, ap- pointed the F_mtertainment Corn- mitee, at the last meeting of the Council, to have clmrge of the activities during Founders' Week March 22-29, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of our great Na- tional Catholic Order, of the Knights of Columbus. The various Councils of their State are mak- ing plans to join in the National celebration dU rin g Founders' Week. Some of the activities out- lined by our Supreme Knight, Francis P. Matthews, are to have a special meeting of charter mem- bers; sponsor radio broadcasts have an initiation; corporate Communion and breakfast. The committee has signified its inten- tions to have the radio broadcast and an open meeting of charter members, with prospective mem- bers as special guests. The charter members are as follows: John J. Healey, 3.. Bernard Lensing, Her- man J'. Lensing, Michael P. Mar- tin, Leo John Menton, Ferdinand B. Murphy, S. Joe McNeil, John H. Tuohey, Edward Wortsmith insurance members; and C. K. Hegarty, W. H. Jarrett, Prof. J. J. Keller, John L. Kenney, asso- ciate members. It is hope all these members listed will be well and able to assemble together at the club rooms, on the date to be an- nounced later for this grand oc- casion, during Founders' Week. We were honored last week by a visit of Brother Nic Schmitt, Los Angeles, Calif., who is on his way to Kansas City, Me., accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Agnes Bau- meister. Brother Schmitt will be best remembered by his old acquaintances, from his ownership and management of the old Joy. land Swimming Pool. He is still a member of this Council. Chairman Harry L. Snider, of ! the Broadcasting Committee, ad- vises that he has made arrange-I ments with Broadcasting Station KARK, to make a broadcast of our Order's 60th Anniversary, during Founders' Week. The date and hour will be Thursd'ay, March 26th at 6:30 p. m. This will be a regular 15-minute program, and all Knights, ladies and interested friends are urged to listen in, as some of radio's well-known art- ists are taking part in this national broadcast. Stuttgart, Bishop $ohn B. Morris Council No. 2780 The 60th anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Co- lumbus will be celebrated by the Bishop John B. Morris Council with several major events during March. The principal features of the local observance will include a corporate Communion and break- fast on Sunday, March 22, the opening day of the celebration. The breakfast will include musi- cal selections rendered by local talent. A special Founders' meeting at the American Legion Hall in Stuttgart will feature the public broadcast of the transcription, "60 Crowded Years," released' by the national office for the Found- ers' Day celebration. We are in Stuttgart Altar Society Reports Activities Stuttgart.--A meeting carrying out the St. Patrick's motif was held by the Holy Rosary Altar Society here last Thursda after- noon, March 5, with the nmerous reports from committee chairmen showing excellent work being done by the organization. The meeting, at the home of Mrs. A. R. Thorell, with Mrs. R. E. Lee, as co-hostess, was presided over by Mrs. Thorell, as president. Thirty-tlree members were pre- sent. The sick committee, Mrs. Harry Dormeyer and Mrs. W. R. Seibold, who reported' calls made and condition of the sick visited. Mrs. Herman Wocrner and Mrs. Joe Stems, committee for the needs of the Sisters and school, reported several items purchased for the school. Mrs. W. R. Seibold will be chair- man of Easter decorations and will be assisted by Mrs. Oscar Sclig. The Roy. J. G. Evans, pastor, answered questions in the Ques- tion Box and read a short sketch of the life of St. Patrick. Father Evans stressed' that the members cooperate with the Red Cross work in any way. Mrs. Joe Mahfouz won the usual award. The hostess served an ice course carrying out the St. Pat- rick's motif. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Jake Hartz, Sr., April 9. Stuttgart.A striking display of Faith was made here Sunday, March 8, by members of the Holy Name Society, who attended Mass in a body and received Holy Com- rnunion for the intention of strength and grace for the Presi- dent of the United States. This corporate act was in response to the appeal from the organization's national headquarters. Fifty mem- bers of the local society recited special prayers for the President. The Knights of Columbus and al- most the entire congregation join- ed in receiving Holy Communion on that day. Other parish activities include a meeting of the Kappa Phi Kappa sorority on Monday, two new members being initiated. This or- ganization is growing and much work is being accomplished by them. They are already planning their fall Junior Rice Carnival, which is ield annually. It is reported that the entire parish, through the cooperation of the pastor, Father Evans, is de- sirous of making Holy Rosary sub- scriptions to The Guardian, dio- cesan organ, one hundred per cent. Two New 'Liberty Ships' Blessed by Priests Los Angeles. ().--Two new "lib- erty ships" which slipped down the ways of the California Ship- building Corporation were bless- ed by Catholic priests in ceremon- ies unique at the yards. "Send Thy holy angel ever to keep from all harm this ship and all who shall travel on it," was the nvocation which the Rev. Raymond J. O'Flaherty, of the Catholic Welfare Bureau, uttered as the "Robert Morris," first of what will be 'a great American fleet of 10,000-ton vssels for mar- itime commerce,v/as launched. The Roy. Michael John Clare, C. SS. R., chaplain at Fort Me- Arthur, participated in similar ceremonies marking the launching of the vessel "Zabulon Pike." touch with our state publicity director, Brother 3.. P. Reynolds, of Texarkana, for a short talk, and have secured the promise of the Worthy State Deputy Albert C. Ernst to be with us on that occasion. On Sunday, March 29, a joint class in the first degree will be held in Pine Bluff and we are !hoping to make a good showing at this meeting. Attention Program Cha,irmen! All local program chairmen of councils please advise me by mail of activities of your council for Founders' Week, March 22-29. As[ you know, I will be expected to make & report of the state's ac- tivities at the state council meet- ing April 26th and 27th. J. M. Etzbach, State Council Program Chair- man, Stuttgart, Ark. 1 Let us think of the sorrow caused to the infinitely loving God when we for weeks at a time de- liberately, indifferently abstain from receiving Holy Communion, dismissing with a snap of the fin- gers the suggestion that we please God by worshipping Him at Mass and through Holy Communion. We should ask our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament to accept our sentiments of reparation to atone for those sad days of our lives when we cared but little for His love in Holy Communion. Ask Him to forgive us for the coldness of our Communion-less days. DO IT EVERY PAY DAY! Liverpool Catholics Prepare to 'Adopt' Parishes in Wales London. (E).--A "parish adop- tion" plan has been started in Liverpool. Parishes in England are to be asked to adopt parishes in Wales, where, outside a few large towns, Catholics are few and scattered. Catholics here will pray for the success of the work in their adopted parishes and will make small money gifts. This idea is a direct result of the scattering of city children who have found shelter in the coun- try. Liverpool Catholics have re- alized for the first time the hard- ship endured by the priests who are struggling to build up parishes in Wales. Archbishop To Preside At Irish Convention Mass San Francisco. ().--The Most Roy. John J. Mitty, Archbishop of San Francisco, will preside at a Solemn Mass in St. Mary's Cathedral, March 28, in connection with the St. Patrick's Convention of the United Irish Societies. The convention will open on St. Patrick's Day and will con- elude on March 22, it was annouc- ed by James C. Purcell, president. Bishop Officiates At Rites For New Jersey Pastor, 72 Long Beach, N. 3.. (E).  The Most Rev. William A. Griffin, Bishop of Trenton, officiated this morning at funeral services for the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John 3.. Swee- ney, pastor.of St. Michael's church here, who died Saturday at 72. Monsignor Sweeney attended St. Charles' College, now in Can- tonsville, Md.; Seton Hall College, South Orange, N. J., and the Montreal Grand Seminary. He was ordained by the late Cardi- nal Gibbons on May 1, 1895. i Brothers' Hospital'Mark----s Nursing School's Jubilee i Chicago. @).Alexian Brothers l !Hospital here has just observed I i the fiftieth anniversary of the original formation of the School of Nursing. The late Brother Cyp- rian, graduate of Mills School for Men Nurses at BelleVue Hospital, New York, was the first nursing instructor and the first Superin- tendent of Nurses. In 1939, Alexian Brothers admitted its first clas of lay students and today has an en- rollment of 70 men. Began Attending Mass Daffy at 71, Dies at 91 London. (E). -- Timothy John O'Keeffe was 71 years of age when he started attending. Mass at Westminster Cathedral, near his home. His wife went with him. For 20 'years they attended daily Mass. Now Timothy O'Keef- fe, veteran of the Zulu and Boer wars, has died at the age of 91. Catholic Paper Inaugurates Weekly News Broadcasts Erie, Pa. ().Catholic news of the week will be summarized in a 15-minute newscast each Thurs- day evening over Station WLEU here. The programs are arranged by the Rev. W. Lawrence Frank- lin, Editor of the Lake Shore Visitor-Register. Tribulation is serviceable to rub away the rust of sin. Home Nursing Course Begins At St. Mary s Little Rock.--A home no course is being offered at St. Mary's Academy to S boarding students. The course includes: ness in the home, commo ments, care of babies, indiO of illness, individual of the sick, and various ments that can be given without doctors' orders. are held between five p. m. Mondays and Thursdt Instructor of the class iS: Rosemary Busby, R. N., wb0 graduated from St. Mary! viledictorian, in 1936. She ed her training and gradua a registere@ nurse from St. Hospital, St. Louis. Miss Bus ceived her B. S. degree in I health from St. Louis UniV in February. A Red' Cross first aid e will also be offered to St. students. Classes will begin a as plans are completed a instructor can be secured. tion of these courses to the curriculum is in keeping wit ernment defense plans. Defense stamps are sold Wednesday. During the first of sales, academy students chased a total of $220.75. Tb! iors have purchased the gt number. Sales are ave around fifty dollars a weeg. Catholic Aain Heads Canada Geographical Ottawa. (E).--George barats, member of St. parish here, has again ored by the Canadian cal Society by election as its 1. dent. Mr. Desbarats retired ['1 years ago as Deputy MiniSl National Defense..l" Many Nuns Take Air RO Warden Instruction ,l New Orleans. (E)---At leaSt,, Sisters from each" school i' city are taking a course in a.lli of air raid wardens. The C,,a is given at Loyola Univel the South and is directed v Rev. James Whelan, S. 3.. I  Bible Concordance Annottl St. Louis. 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