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IL' THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 13, 1942 PAGE FIVE . #  . in " " n ,,00rapPtst Monks Heroic ,Igc00mlnanans Enter Third Year Wtl=.00 R00.d,o Po,,00oo, Po,, r_.L_,:.._'__ Evil kd(ilUll{. UlllUlt I ,. , ,.. ..., 00xposes 1 Instructors Mall Literature _f A_I. ..... 00ves B. E. F. Ambulances I London.(E).--Anexposureofthe UI r00rKansas poisonous character of the "penny )ndon. 00.  A 80-year-old dreadful" was made over Vati- 'P!s, monk, of Mount Saint karats Abbey, Charnwood For-  me hero of a desert dash reedom in the Middle East Ugh which several ambulances I : rescued from Nazi forces. !e Rev. Celsus Flynn, 0 C !,_!.eft the silence of his ion-" I ']!ve hie to become a chap-  lta the British army, and aptured in the desert by !t,eand by courage and . aness made a success- lt amid a hail of bullets. Irish extraction, Father Was ordained four years eF0r twelve years he was a ,,o, mer of the Trappist commun "land for some time he pass d cqUiet days as infirmarian, tend- ,he sick members of the com- :ity of silent men.  :hthea the call came for priests ra e fighting forces, he volun- '"F,and his Abbot released #gnl^ :.'' Uther Flynn had spent a gfi " aptur-'i"fcYearsein the desert be- !a er Flynn has told his story 7gv:.er to his community: :,?tl would hardly know me if ':4, aw me now. I have not had' 'a for a month, and I pos- ]tin.very ugly red beard about 'b'" mug. The real reason for f E, 's that I lost my kit some [gSaago when I found myself a L  "" U prisoner. ae evening at dusk a German .,eomran overran our field ance. Before we knew what eaPPened we were captives. ! at a horrible night huddled er for warmth in the open -"''d.a'n I managed to draw a a lstance from the crowd', rteing that I was unobserved |t0y Ueard, a wild idea came ch. d to dash for my truck 'i li as lying by. t to the field d so and g; Bullets from f started her " urts of dust -arfls sen u s $d rue. ThaPkPGod I knew II, for I safely reach- ed headquarters and reported what had happened. "The next day our gunners went in and smashed up the Germans and released the ambulances. "The day before the battle be- gan I got the post of chaplain to the General Hospital in Palestine, but I had it postponed. However, if by the grace of God I come safely through this I think I shall take a rest for a while from front line work and have a spell in the Holy Land." British Prelate Asks Aid For Evacuated London. (Ek--The Most Rev. Richard Downey, Archbishop of Liverpool, in a letter to the Min- ister of Health, has expressed concern about future liabilites in providing for the care of children evacuated to areas where priests and Catholic churches are few. The Archdiocese has spent to date $20,000 on attempts to solve problems created by the scattering of the children. Most of the chil- dren iave been sent to areas where previously there were few Catho- lics. Seven priests have been sent with the children by Archbishop Downey to give full-time atten- tion to their needs. His Excellency claims in his let- :er that the presence of the priests has produced a happier and more contented spirit among the chil- dren and teachers. He asks for financial help, and appeals "with greater confidence in so far as our difficulties are due, to a great extent, to the fact that the most Catholic Diocese has been evacuated to the least Cath- olic reception area." How sweet it will be to die if we have had a constant and ardent devotion to the Sacred Heart of Him Who is to judge us. " ' " T s0000rmnar RPnrs00s ttU00se-A Sum of $5,000.00, Which, Invest- .ed, Will Help Defray The Cost of Train- A Young Man For The Priesthood. el0w, Are Listed The Burses, So Far Receiv- ed, at St. John's Home Missions Seminary, n0th Complete and Incomplete.  COMPLETE BURSES te in Honor of Bishop Byrne ............................ $5,000.00 i aud Mrs. Joseph Enderlin etlr, se (Conway) .................................................................. 5,000.00 ! 7,' JOachim F. Galloni Burse ^ ^^ i,kakeVill, 5,00u.uu lrrl . '/ .......................................................................... I- Orlal Burse No 1 .......................................................... 5,000.00 ,,._;:'.rial Burse No: 2 ...... : .................................................. 5,000.001 'lga.ts of Columbus Burse .............  .......................... 5,000.00 l,._algnor James P. Moran Burse ........................ 5,000.00 ESe in Honor of Bishop Morris ............................. 5,000.00 ! 'ni Burse (In Honor of St. John it e Baptist) .......................................................................... 5,000.00 ::_mary's Parish Burse, Hot Springs .............. 5,000.00 e in Honor of St. Anthony of Padua- ............ 5,000.00 "signor Thomas V. Tobin Burse ....................... 5,000.00 "asleceived from a Special Estate (To Date) $20,329.12 L INCOMPLETE BURSES !ioas by Persons Requesting That | raes Be Withheld ...................... $10,619.45 Alumni Burse (In Honor of the Blessed Trinity) Previously reported ............... $ 917.29 Catholic Daughters of America Burse Previously reported ............... $ 1,148.30 February 7th, 1942 ............... I 1 i.00 Total $ !,259.30 Burse in Honor of Bishop Fit-gerald Previously reported " .$ 2,815.83 January 29, 1942, Bishop horris .... 500.00 Total $ 3,315.83 Burse in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Previously reported ............... $ 2,813.94 The Oloph Guild .............. 500.00 February 18, Memory Mrs. John W. Snyder .... 100.00 February 28, Rita illett ....... 15.00 Est. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hart, Sr ..... 50,00 Total $ 3,478.94 St. Edward's Parish Burse, Taurkana Previously reported .............. $ 3,010.40 January 27 ...--. . ............. ! 32.00 February 5, in Thanksgiving .... ,. 25.00 February 28, Mrs. Elmer C. Patkowski ........ 10.00 March 4, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Weikel 10.00 Total $ 3,187.40 additions are encouraging. Three of flete burses are now beyond $3,- t}. rapid growth of the St. Edward's urse, Texarkana, indmates an early 00hon. Who will give the next burse? --Courtes'y Itomc Missioner Students of St. John's Home Missions Seminary conduct a cor- respondence course in Christian Doctrine for all who apply to the Seminary for religious instruction. The tremendous success of this type of instruction is noted in the article below. The corres- pondeqce committee, shown above are (left to right) William McCory, Joseph Quinn, John O'Dwyer and Francis Murphy. St. John Seminary's, Little Rock. Th e Correspondence Course, now beginning its third year, shows many gratifying results. In a recent report it was disclosed that 70 per cent of the total num- ber of students (that is, those students enrolled during the three years) were non Catholics. Of these twenty-eight baptisms were reported previously to last Sep- tember, and more are awaiting baptism after completing the course. This year there is an enroll- ment of eighty-four students. Nine are on the waiting list. Ten of the eighty-four students are in mili- tary camps. The Course had been prepared to handle more soldier students, but due to unexpected troop movements the period for completion of the Course became very short. Nevertheless, the emer- gncy has been met successfully those in camp have agreed to take two tests at once, so that in the interval during which the semi- narian is correcting one test, the student will be answering an- other. Consequently the student is never without a test, and the Course can be completed in less than three month's time. The priests on the missions are giving their full cooperation. One priest alone bus sent in twenty- three students for enrollment. can Radio in a broadcast which gave an analysis of the contents of a typical selection of current periodicals (country or origin not named) and reminded parents of the duty of keeping such publica- tions out of the reach of impres- sionable adolescents. A movement was once made to stem the tide, the announcer said, but now parents are swimming with tie "yellow stream," by al- lowing the children to read the offending papers because they "keep the children quiet in the home." Vatican Radio quoted a recent writer as saying that "the bombs of print" are as dangerous as the bombs of war the only difference being that one tears up the body while the ottmr tears up the mind. Then too, 'the catechists usually "You may feel that you know enroll several students as a result all about this children's literature: of their missionary endeavors dur- that you read it as a child and ing the summer. The weekly ad- it did you no harm," the speaker vertismnent in The Guardian, of- says. "But your conscience is not ficial paper of the Little Rock completely at ease. In these days Diocese, has also brought many the ideas of the authors have requests for enrollment, or for a broadened. better understanding of the course. "Governments have become in- Mr. Francis Murphy, St. John's terested in the yellow press." Home Missions Seminary Crusade Declaring that it has been prop- representative last year, in his re- ed beyond a doubt that the "penny port to the Catholic Students Mis- dreadful is a bad tutor for grow- sion Crusade Convention held in Rochester, N. Y., stressed the fol- lowing advantages of the Corres- pondence Course: 1. It is a help to priests in rural areas--because of the distances and lack of priests, the home mis- sionary is obliged to give inter- mittent instructions; the Course is regular, if it be the will of the student. 2. It is beneficial to Catholics who have inadequate knowledge of their Faith--such Catholics are better able to defend their relig- ion after completing the Course. 3. It is an outlet for those ques- tions which a non-Catholic ordi- narily would not ask when in con- versation with a CathoIic. Judg- ing from past results, and con- fident of results in a blessed work, the Correspondence Committee looks fro'ward to its third year. Courtesy "Home Missiofier." ing children," the speaker gave the result of a writer,s analysis of one week's publications for children, with this result. There were: 18 kidnappings and armed hold-ups; 13 people wounded; ten rapes; eight assaults on life ambushes; six gas attacks; two bomb explosions; two wounded po- licemen; eight armed skirmishes with brigands. Newman Library lO$z West Capitol Rev. James Ryan Hughes, M. M., of Philadelphia, who has been as- signed by Bishop Sweeney of Honolulu, to the unique and peril- ous post as pastor of Midway Island, where his parishioners will comprise, for the most part, men in government service. Unsuc- cessfully attacked by the Japan- ese, the Island is occupied by the United States Navy. (N.C.W.C.) 'Holy Souls Box' Filled By Yank Pilots With R.A.F. London. (KJ.--American pilots flying with the R. A. F. in a certain squadron here keep a "Holy Souls Box" in the mess. When a pilot goes out on an operational flight he puts all his coppers in the box, and when he returns safely he adds a thanks-offering. The other day one of the pilots walked into a nearby Catholic church, dumped a heavy bag and told the surprised priest: "That's Holy Souls money, gather." "The Man Wio Got Even With Latest Theater God" is a very entertaining ac- count of the transformation of a Of War, Australia, mean Texas cowboy to a saintly Trappist monk. Some interesting and little known facts about the, Difficult Mission Trappist life are told. It is by M. New York. ().--With headlines Raymond of the Ord'er and is featuring news of the Japanese proving one of the most popular attack upon Darwin, Australia, the books of its kind published re- National Office of the Society for cently, the Propagation of the Faith re- A .book on St. Patrick should be calls the Catholic history of that in demand tiffs month, in which most northern section of Australia. we celebrate iris feast day. Mrs. The first Bishop was the Span- Concannon has given us a good ish Benedictine, Joseph Serra, who, biography of him, written more while consecrated in Rome in for the general reader than for 1848, never actually took posses- the expert student of history. She /sion of his See. Then in 1849 an , I. r',-. _.  . .   I ql?  # .... writes in a concise, graphic style ;Italian Benedictine, Rosendo Sal-  |llddL ! I|l, FL 1 giving us a vivid picture of the vado, was appointed Bishop. How- -- .... t ,., ,. a.. ,., .. _, Saint, the man, his work and the ever, that same year the entire Edflor-m-Ch,er, .amo.c ct,on ot me outn times in which he livea. European population of the dio- "The Tremaynes and the Master- cese, despairing of making a per- / school life in its beginnings will larger society, ordered and go v-]FREEDOM orthwest of Paimerston. Then in greatly depend his future fate, his y200. o s I (Continued from page 1) 1906 the work was entrusted to ....... s ...... a ................. - " " the Australian rov happiness and success. I+;+. .  . a .... , .^,+., [ why do we ask for a Dmtator m p ince of the n,.;. ate  is more serious _a of I V ........ .'" " -.''X'Y ........ ."P. / heaven? Shall we ode moment Missionaries of the Sacred Heart I good way of getting rid of him for to fail a ...... tha- *- .... " " - ~ - - Y " ........ "" u''" The question, "Why does God Known as isers of our Lady of a five- or six-hour period, as sometimes the parental attitude ents will. enjoy a failure. A revels- not stop the war?" should be the Sacred Heart. The Vicar Gen- tion of a child's background, con- turned around, Monsignor Sheen eral of the dlocese, the Rev. Wil- stitutional peculiarities or handi- said. "Why do we not stop war- liam Henschke, M. S. C., ts in caps, often causes a teacher to ring against God" is the way to charge of work in Darwin proper change her approach to the par- it, he said. "This war is not ticular child, of God's arbitrary making," he Unless a child loves his first added. "It ts the effect of our teacher, the battle is half lost. abuse of God's gift of freedom. Therefwe, the parents should do We must therefore not expect God all in 'their power to make the to suspenct the operation of His youngster look up to her as a laws to protect us from their con- semigoddess, an angel from heap-'sequences." en. If the child is somewhat back- and there are six Sisters teaching in the Catholic school there. Bishop, 13 Priests From Guam Reported Interned at Kobe Washington. 0D.  The Most Rev. Leon Angel Olano y Urtega, O. F. M., Cap., Vicar Apostolic of Guam, and 13 priests are among 134 civilians from Guam. now in- terned in Kobe, Japan, according to information received by the American Red Cross here. The Vicariate of Guam ts entrusted to the American Capuchins. The Japanese Government has advised the Red Cross that gen- erous provision of food is made for interned civilians, it was stat- ed. The information was received through Geneva from Dr. Fritz Paravicini International Red Cross Delegate in Tokyo. The Very Rev. Theodosius Foley, O. F. M., Cap., of Detroit Pro- vincial of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, St. Joseph Pro- War Duties Treble Tasks Of Sisters of Service Halifax, N. S. 0.That the war work of the Sisters of Service has trebled the tasks of the commun- ity has been disclosed by the Rev. George Duly, C. SS. R., founder and director. There are now 120 Sisters and 18 hostels for women and girls in Canada. The newest hostel is in Halifax. The community was established in 1922. Father Duly points out that the war has made a change in the hostel service. The aim now is to furnish a real home atmos- phere, "a home away from home," for the Dominion's girl munitions vlnce, in December voiced con- eern over the fate of ten Ameri- can Capuchin priests and one Brother stationed in Guam. Not a day passes in which our Lady does not interest herself for us. A thousand times and more has she mentioned our names to God in sudh a sweet, persuasive way that the Heart of Jesus sought not to resist it, though the things she asks are very great for such as we al. happens to be. Going to school for the first time is something enormously mo- mentous for a child. It is his first great experience in life. During the early years of his existence, he learned certain ways of react- ing to people and things; now he has to readjust himself; he must reconcile himself to the change from the intimate life of the fam- ily to the institutional life of the school. As he leaves the shelter of the home, where he received all attention, he comes into an ex- istence of a more complex nature, where he has to share direct, per- sonal ipterest with thirty or forty other hildren whom he does not know. His entire behavior has to be changed. His freedom is cur- tailed. As Dr. Elklnd puts it, "It is a difficult Jump from relative protection of the famil and a few playmates to the rough and tumble of the early grades." The child is bewildered. The change of close relationship with a person other than the parent but who shows similar authority, con- trol and interest, somewhat per- plexes him. He loves his teacher. He tries to classify her with his mother. But still there is some- thing wanting. He does not un- derstand; he cannot figure out why she is different from his mother. She is not all to him. He does not realize that he has to share this mother person with other children of the same classroom group. It is his first social adventure the reactions to which must be closely watched and gulffed. ward, and does not easily mix with other children, special care should be taken to make certain that he meets a few of his class- mates and gets chummy with them. In this matter, particular1 efforts should be made, occasions actually should be created, to bring about the desired end. And: with this program a success, the child will, as a consequence, as- quire the confidence and self- reliance necessary to happiness in his school associations. It is wrong of parents to ex- pect little ones in their first year at school to bring home a report that is excellent in every respect. Such an expectation will tend to push the child beyond his capac- ity of absorption; it is likely to create in him a strong fear of failure, with which, in his first year of bewilderment and adjust- ment, he is unable to cope. Never mind hls academic at- tainment's. The pflnctpal objective of his first-year hool experience is that he should like school. Ir- respective of the otherwise tan- gible results achieved, this is the most important step forward. From and supply workers. there on, with the p'oper encour- ement of his parents and' the dly interest of his teacher, he will soon catch up on any little time that may have been lost. A child's first-year teacher does not have to set the world afire with intellectual brilliancy. Her chief stock In trade should be good common sense, discernment, and a motherly approach to the child. Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. H. Wernke. Little Rock, Spiritual Director Carl J. Meurer. Little Rock, President Bruno Lienhart, Morr ilton Secretary-Treasurer Jno. M. Willems, Subiaeo, First Vice President George Stiemel, Pocahontas, Second Vice President Peter P. Hiegel, Co,way, Third Vice President Being president ofa statewide )rganization as outstanding as the Catholic Union is not an easy task as doubtless a majority of the membership realizes, requiring a great deal of sacrifice and work and attention to detail. To see tie work of the organization progress in a satisfactory manner and blos- som into fruit is a partial recom- pense for the efforts expended. The numerous reports being re- ceived from all sections of the State show that the progress be- ing made in the carrying out of the program of the organization is very satisfactory. None of the officers of the Catholic Union re- ceive a salary not even actual ex- penditures being allowed, making the accomplishments all the more outstanding--all realizing that no objective is undertaken for the material gain or glory of any one individual, but simply for the sake of Catholic Action, and the good being accomplished. All districts are now making arrangements for the holding of their regular meetings during April, the dates will be published just as soon as same are announc- ed. Both the men's and women's sections are making preparations for the holding of elimination pub- lic speaking contests, the winners of which will participate in the public speaking contest at the State Convention in September. The date of the National Con- vention has been set for August 22 to 26 in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, the seat of the Central Bureau, the center and work-shop of our National Organization. No- one attending the National Con- vention should overlook going through the Home and Heart of our National Organization, with its library and many other out- standing points of interest too numerous to mention. The d'istrict president have been appointed as committee chairmen in their dis- triers to stimulate attendance at the National Convention and to see to it that the maximum number of delegates attend from their dis- tricts. The means employed to ac- complish this end is left to each district president. A request was recently received by the president from Father L. F. Obrist, Chaplain of the 110th Medical Regiment, 35th Division, for 2,500 copies Of ",Guide Right," a pamphlet published by the Cen- tral Bureau especially for our sol- d'ier boys, and distributed with- out cost. Father Obrist's request has been fmvarded to Mr. F. P. Kenkel, director of the Central Bureau, who has promised to fill same promptly. To date a total of 73,000 copies of this booklet have been distributed and we are in- formed that practically every mail contains at least one or two re- quests for these booklets. The us- ual experience with this pamph- let is that each copy is circulated from one soldier to the next, in each army center, so that a much larger circulation of the booklets is obtained than would otherwise be possible. Practically as many non-Catholics read the booklet as Catholics and many non-Catholic chaplains have expressed their de- sire to obtain the pamphlets. Fa- ther Obrist was formerly stationed at Camp Robinson, and many of our members from Little Rock will remember him. It will be of interest that the resolutions passed at recent dis- trict meetings on the retention of the Farm Security Administration and sent to members of the na- tional Congress from Arkansas, have received attention and are doing their part. Msgr. L. G. Lig- gutti, secretary of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, writes of these resolutions, "That was a fine piece of work . . . I have heard repercussions already." The attendance of everyone Dos- sible at our district meetings is urged, since our program cannot effectively be carried out unless the entire membership take an ac ..... tire part. The officers giving their time and work are also greatly encouraged and repaid by this at- tendance and cooperation. t/SO (Continued from page 1) Song--"My Hero" (from the ChoColate Soldier) by Mary Dor- then Fahrion, Junior Hostess. Ping Pong ExhibitionPvt. Sial Barron, Detroit, Mich., and lt. Don Burgland, Brooklyn, N. Y. Song--"White Cliffs of Dover" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smil- ing," by Pvt. James Sehnyder, former president of Civic and Commercial Assn., Montlvedo, Minn. Musical Saw"Belis of St. Mary's," Pvt. Sylvester MeGrath, Detroit, Mich. Recording Demonstrationwrit- ing letter to folks, Wesley Russel of Los Angeles, Calif. Vibraphone Selection  Medly, Corp. Charles Hostetler, Shreve- port, Concert artist. SongPvt. 'Edward Rutkofsky, formerly with San Carlo Opera Co. and on concert stage; arrang- er for Billy Rose show, Texas Centennial, of Cheyenne, Wyo. Address by Monsignor John $. Healy, moderator. Community singing led by Miss Ann Margrave. Benediction by Chaplain Jos. F. Iyer.