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THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 19, 1943 PAGE FIVE ' Bar Sacraments French Prisoners (IC)While a certain of religious freedom pre- in the German prisoners of camps for French officers. are some men confined in for rank and file French who have been unable to the Sacraments since the - of France, a recently releas- officer detailed in an of his camp experiences in La Vie Spirtuelle. officer related that the Nuncio "is not allowed to "Stalags," as the camps rank and file soldiers are In each of the camps for called Oflags, the ac- "there is a chaplain- who is "a voluntary pris- group of four blocks of wherein the prisoners constitutes a 'parish,' its own religious life, charge of a priest-prison- responsible to the chap- hut, measuring 10 meters permanently reserved for purposes; half of it, hold- 500 men, serves as a where the Blessed Sacra- reserved; while the other USed variously as a sacristy, Protestant services place for sodalities. says Mass daily and is well attended; and there is a Solemn ass at 9 o'clock at which % schola provides the Gregorian chant." But according to a report in La Croix, which quoted the Vati- can radio, one-third of the French prisoners are unable to fulfill their religious duties. Fire Fighters Honor Priest Who Served 22 Years Ottawa. ()--In appreciation of his work as chaplain of the Ot- tawa Fire Department for 22 years, the Rev. Telesphore Deschamps was honored by the fire-fighters with a farewell dinner and pre- sentation of a mantle clock. Acting Chief Gray Burnett, a non-Catholic, made the presenta- tion and declared' that Father Des- champs hadnot only given ser- vice as Catholic chaplain lut also had given guidance to the Pro- testant members of the depart- ment and was considered a friend of all the firemen. The dinner was served by the Ladies Aid of Arskine Presbyterian Church. Father Deschamps, who has been named parish priest at Gren- ville, Que., is well known as a professor at the University of Ot- tawa. He appeared at the fare- well dinner in his chaplain's uni- form. LEGION OF DECENCY Biftzkreig It at Gulch The Sire Slept Faith. The The Gets Gold The estimate of current entertainment feature motion pictures prepared direction of the New York Archdiocese Council of the Legion of Decency O-operation of the Motion Picture Department of the International Fed- Catholid Alumnae. REVIEWED THIS WEEK Day Power of the Press The Two Fisted Justice CLAss A---Section IUnebjectlanable for General Patronage PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED Junior Army Queen of Dutiny Life Keep 'Era Slugging (formerly entitlul "Sixty Kid Ride Again, The Glorious Yoan") Girls Laugh Your Blues Away Revllle with Beverly Robin Hood Life Begins in College R/din' Down the Canyon Little Flower of Jasus Saludoe Amfsoe London BlJkout Murders Secrets  the Under- Lone Rider Rides On, The Lone Star Trail The Ma0 He's Making Eyes at Me Mad Man of Europe Military Academy Mrs. M4niver Monastery Mysterious Doctor, The Night Plane from Chung- king Night to Rememer, A One Iangerous Night One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Overland Stage Coach Pardon My Gun Perpetual Saertflce The Phantom Plainsmen ground Seven Days Leave Sherlock Holmes In Washington Silver Skates Stage Coach Buckaroo Stranger in Town Sued for Libel Sundown Kid Tarsan Triumphs Tennessee Johnson Texas to Bataan Tombstone U.-Boat 29 Underground Agent War Against Mrs. Hadley. The Wild Horse Rustlers Western Cyclone When Johnny Comes Pride of the Blue Grass Marciing Homo (formerly ant[tied "Gantry World at War the Graver" ) Up ]ove Pride of the Yankees. The Yanks Are Coming, The CLASS ASection llUnabJectionabla for Adults .REVIEWED THIS WEEK The Margin for Error Silent Witness Great Divide Powers Girl They Got Me Covered PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED Paeifio Hitler's Children Prison Girls (also entitled with In Which We Serve '*Gallant Lady") Isle of Forgotten Sins Prisoner of Japan Blue Horizon (now "Prisoner of Ja- (formerly "Isle of For- The pan") gotten Sins") Vet Burma Isle of Missing Men Quetn of Broadway ourney for Margaret Quiet Please, Murder ungle Siren Ravaged Earth in the City Lady Fom Chungking Reunion Ladies Day Rio Lone Wo] Strikes, The Road to Morocco Men Lure of the Islands Secrets of a Co-ed Major and the Minor. The Secret Enemies Man of Courage Seven Miles From Alcatras" Manila Calling Shadow of & Doubt McGuerins From Brook- Slightly Dangerous Unknown lyn, The Stand By for Action New As- Meanest Man in the World They Dare Not Love Men Without Souls Time to Kill Dogs Midnight To Be or Not to Be Meets the Moonlight Masquerade Today I Hant Nightnmre Undying Monster, The Now. Voyager Voice in the Hight, The Outsider, The X Marks the Spot Over My Dead Body Yank in Libya, A Guy Payoff, The Young Mr. Pitt The Pittsburgh You Were Never Lovelier CLASS B---Objectionable in Part REVIEWED THIS WEEK Three Hearts for Julia PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED I Married a Witch Our Wife Wife I'll Sell My Life Palm Beach Story, The In This Our Life Sin Town Keeper of the Flame Somewhere I'll Find You Sky Kisses for Breakfast Star Spangled Rhythm Secret Kliou Sunset Murder Case Man Who Seeks the Truth That Uncertain Feeling Freedom Moon and Sixpence, The This Thing Called Love Mujer de Dadie, La Three Girls About Town Wind  Mummy's Tomb, The Time in the Sun sky My Heart Belongs to Traitor Within. The Daddy Virgin Bride, The Once Upon a Honeymoon White Cargo MARRIAGE CLINIC SERVES No. 17 The Story Of s , And the Lord ppered to him in the vle bread, and strengthen ye your heart, milk, and the clf which he had boiled, of wmnen. And she laughed secretly, y- of lVIambre as he was sitting at the door afterwards you shall pass on: for there- and set before them: but he stood by them ing: After I am grown old and my lord of his tent, in the very heat of the day. fore are you come aside to your servant, under the tree. And when they had eaton, is an old man, shall I give myself to And when he had lifted up his eyes, there And they said: Do as thou hast spoken, they said to him: Where is Sax thy wife? pleasure? And the Lord said to Abraham: appeared to him three men standing near Abraham made haste into the tent to He answered: Lo, she is in the tent. And Why did Sra laugh, saying: Shall I who him: and as soon as he saw them he ran Sara, and said to her: lying haste, tern- he said to him: I will return and come to am an old woman be a child indeed? Is to meet them from the door of his tent, per together three measures of flour, and thee at this time, ,Hie aeemnpanying, and there any thing hard to God? according and adored down to the ground. And make cakes upon the hearth. And he him- Sra thy wife shall have a son. Which to appointment I will return to thee at this he said: Lord, if I have found fvor in self ran to the herd, ad took from thence when Sara heard, she laughed behind the same time, life accompanying, and Sara thy sight, pass not away from thy servant: But I will fetch a little w&ter, a calf very tender and very good, and door cf the tent. Now they Were both shall have a son. Sara denied, saying: I and wash ye your feet, and rest ye.under gave it to a young man: who made haste old, and far advanced in years, and it had did not laugh: for she was afraid. But the tree. And I will set a morsel of and boiled it. He took also butter and ceased to be with Sara ater the manner the Lord said, Ny: hut thou didst laugh. Islam And War In North :r/ca Reveals Influ,000000ce Of Mohammenda0000i:;m In Past a vast military area, and speculates about the fate of North Africa after the war. Neither can he forget the glory of this great land in days gone by. "Under the sand lay buried the wealth and art of three civilizations," he writes. "I had seen the great city of Leptis Magna, first Punic, then Roman, and finally Byzantine, which Italian spades.,have recently tin- covered." . Italian engineers under Mar- shal Balbo were able to work wonders, the writer goes on. Eucalyptus and wattle wre plant- ed and tended with great care to bind and hold the shifting sands. Artesian wells were drilled, in some cases a quarter of a mile deep, tarred roads were laid, cot- tages and other buildings erect- ed, and colonists established on the land. Mussolini undertook all this work, the writer points out, first from reasons of vanity and then of aggression. "Is there no one in these days," he asks plain- I tively, "who will undertake crea-I tive work from an innocent me-I five. To me it would seem to[ argue a lack of ambition in our I civilization, if we let these colonies I go back to sand." Brailsford wonders whether all of North Africa, from the Atlantic to Egypt, might not be consider- ed "as a single problem" after the war. For "here is a vast territory that was once Rome's granary . . . Today it is our militarism which eats up the resources that might reclaim it." The noted historian, Theodore Mommsen, is his author- ity for the statement that the Ro- mans kept the peace of North Africa with a single legion (12,- 000 men) and 15,000 native aux- iliaries. Thus with a tenth of the manpower maintained in North Africa by Spain, France and Ita.ly before the present war the Ro- mans defended at least ten times the wealth existing there today. "Is it beyond us," Brailsford asks in conclusion, "in a co-operative effort, with all our science, to re- store what Rome built?" By no neans. Only two things are neces- sary for the accomplishment of this objective: irrigation and markets for the grain produced. But why should the author neg- lect to mention the chief cause responsible for the buried civiliza- tion of which he speaks? After the fall of the Roman empire its provinces along the southern shore of the Mediterranean did not col- lapse. And neither the Vandals Arians as they were---during the century of their rule, nor the forces of Byzantium brought ON HOME FRONT When the dream of an Italian empire died with the surrender of Tripoli, the queue of mourners was not long. But there were some who. observed with a trace of sorrow that apart from the military significance of the event, it was lamentable that one of the greatest reclamation and colonization projects of our days must now end. Such a man is H. N. Brailsford, one of England's leading publi- cists. In the 'New Statesman,' of London, he describes the Italian accomplishments in what is today about the ruin of civilization in this area. But whSn Moham- mendanism rose and advanced into Africa, the doom of the northern part of the "dark" continent was sealed. For as Islam's conquer- ing hordes overran this section, even extending their  raids into Europe by way of Spain, culture was. thrown back. One by one the old Roman provinces succumb- ed, the witnesses of their civlliza-, tion being gradually covered ut) by the relentless sands of the de- sert. Another proof that Mo- hammendanism is incapable of sustaining, or promoting even established cultures. In the nine- teenth century Spain and France in particular attempted to regain the lost foothold in North Africa, but it has been a long and pain- fully slow process. The war is evidently now de- stroying much of what has been laboriously accomplished during these past hundred or so years. "In North Africa, once a province of Christendom," writes James Devane in the 'Irish Rosary,' "I look at Italians, Germans, French and English slaughtering each other, and over the narrow waters of the Middle Sea a confused mas- sacre of Russians, Italians, Ger- mans, English, Greeks, Poles, Czechs, Dutch, Belgians, French." Thinking on such things and that "it was but yesterday, as history is counted, that Islam ruled Greece and the Balkans, and that it was but a few hundred years back since the Muezzin called the faith- ful to worship from the spires of Budapest, and that Mustafa's horsemen were riding in outer streets of Vienna," Devane qu's- tions fearfully: "is it far wrong in saying that this is no ordinary war? It is the suicide of a civil- ization, of Christendom. And per- haps the return of Islam." And there precisely is the flaw in Brailsford's statement. Neg- lecting to account for the original does not take into account the collaspe of northern Africa, the threat of Mohammendanism. It is by no means impossible that af- ter the war, when so much of the world wll be weary and war born, the Islamic nations will step in to usurp some of the spoils. In any event the slender hold which Europe has upon North Africa is relaxing in the war. It may be surrendered completely to Mohammedanism later. Such at least is a possibility. CV Service. The Most Beautiful I Hospice Open I To U. S. Clergy [Visiting Mexico [ By Charles Bet[co Mexico City. 0--Catholic pre- lates and priests from the United States have a special invitation to make the John J. Cantwell Hos- pice their headquarters when visiting the Mexican Capital. This invitation comes from the .Very Rev. Msgr. Augstin de la Cueva, Director of the Hoslmderla Saere- dotal, John J. Cantwell Antiguo Rancho San Jose, Mixcoac, D.F. Visiting clergy will find at the Hospice everything that a tour- ist finds at a first-class hotel but at a considerably lower cost, and such special attractions as the privilege of celebrating dally Mass in the Hospice's own chapel. The Rector speaks English which would also be a convenience to ecclesiastical visitors who do not. know Spanish. 6 Priests In Navy Chaplains.Grad. Class Of 32 Norfolk, Va. (FA  Six priests were in the class of 32 chaplains who have just completed their training course here at the Navy training base chaplains' school. One of the priests, the Rev. Ray- mond A. Egan, is a survivor of the S. S. More Castle marine dis- aster. A passenger aboard the ill-fated liner when it burned at sea, he administered to the dying aboard ship. Father Egan was a college baseball and basketball star and before enlisting as a chap- lain was director of the Catholic Youth Organization for the Bronx in New York and also was a Boy Scout director. The other priests who gradu- ated included: The Rev. Raphael A. W. Ferrell, O.P., who was reg- ent of studies for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph; the Rev. Edmund James Ford, who left parish work in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to become a Navy chaplain; the Rev. Francis J. Klass, formerly a pastor in Beau- mont and Galveston, Tex.; the Rev. Joseph J. Lamb, formerly stationed at St. John's Church Providence, R. I, who served on State Legislative Commissions and was director of welfare for the city's Civilian Defense Council; and the Rev. John F. McCarthy, formerly stationed at St. Rita's Church, Philadelphia. - =.:_ Convert, 78, 'V/ho Played In Queen Victoria's Band Dies London. (E)A member of the private bands of both Queen Vic- toria and King Edward VII, Jo- seph Paul Farron-Smith has died in Devonshire at the age of 78. He gave up his court appoint- ment to teach piano and singing, principally in schools. Mr. Far- ron-Smith was the convert son of an Anglican clergyman. The late Cardinal Manning confirmed Sick.Call Crucifix Made Plain Highly Polished Walnut Sick- Call Crucifix, with Burnished Metal Decorations. Armed Forces Take Priests At' Rate Of Two A Day New York. (E) -- During the month of February chaplains were placed on duty with the armed forces at the rate of slightly more than two a day, the Most Rev. Wil- l[an T. McCarty, C.SS,R., Military Delegate, announced at the Mill- tary Ordinariate. Of the 60 chaplains assigned to duty in the 28 days of the month, 32 entered service with the Army, 25 with the Navy and three with the Merchant Marine, Bishop Mc- Carty said. While military regula- tions forbid the release of figures showing the total number of priests on active duty as chaplains with the armed forces, Bishop McCarty said the Ordinariate was permitted to make public the nttraber assign- ed during a single month. More chaplains are urgently needed in all branches of the arm- ed forces, the Bishop said. Mthe of 13 Returning From Ma! Daily Attendant 30 Years Chicago. (E)  A hit--and-run- driver struck and killed Mrs. Mary Trimareo, mother of 13 children, as she was returning to her home from St. Catherine of Siena Church, where she had attended daily Mass for 30 years. Four of her sons are serving with the colors. Dutch Bishop's Pastoral Makes Deep Impression New York. (E}--The Joint Pas- toral Letter of the Hierarchy of the Netherlands recently read in all churches has created a deep impression among the people of that invaded country, according to advises received by the Nether- lands Information Bureau here. The Pastoral denounced the harsh treatment of both Christians and Jews. Particularly it singled out the draft ,of Dutch youth for forced labor in Germany and exhorted the Catholic laity to refuse to co- operate with German war meas- ures which were contrary t 9 the dictates of their conscience. A statement Issued by Anton Mussert, puppet Nazi leader, in dicated that the so-called National Socialists in Holland themselves were apprehensive over certain of the German measures. "We Dutchmen," he was quoted as saying, "dislike the raiding of universities and high schools and the arrests of students. If I had been consulted, naturally I would have tried to prevent it. There are many things in Holland which hinder us National Socialists as much as dissidents, but it is es- sential to bear our burdens cheer- fully because we must fight against B01shevism." THE REVISED NEW TESTAMENT ]'HE GUARDIAN is co-operating with Episcopal Com- mittee on the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine by o- ering its readers an opportunity tO secure this basically important book directly through THE GUARDIAN. Every Catholic home should have a copy o the New Testament which should be read by its members regularly. Secure your copy by returning the attached coupon to THE GUARDIAN. 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