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PAGE EIGH'I THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 22, 1930 Social and Personals A party of Memphians motored co Little Rock to spend the week-end with Mrs. A. E. Smith of that city. The party included Miss Annie Sheri- dan, Mrs. Lucy Irby and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Vaughan, with their lit- tle grandson. Monday night in the Sacred Heart Auditorium Troop No. 49, Chicka- saw Council, Boy Scouts of America, l~resented a minstrel show entitled 1 Clara Schaffler is chairman and will ing St. Joseph's Day, the Requiem be assisted by Misses Imelda Stanton, Mass will be said Thursday morning. Margaret Fell, Mmes. Charles Cor- bett and J. B. Coon. The annual election of officers will be held at the April meeting of the Circle. Rev. Fr. Harold Shea left Sunday night for Knoxville, where he was ,called home on account of the serious illness of his father. At present writing he is in a critical condition and his death is expected momentar- ily. We hope he may be spared to his "The Forty-Niners." Each number loved ones and all are our feeble was well received and showed the lprayera. careful training that had been given! the boys by Rev. Fr. Shea. The~ DEATHS Sacred Heart School Orchestra ren-I tiered several numbers, among themI Mrs. El,~zabeth Schilling, 80, for an Irish medley, which brought forth ;72 years a resident of Memphis, a burst~of applause. As a climax to ipassed away at the family residence, a well-rendered program, the or.ches-!622 Pearce street. She was taken tra played "The Star Spangled Ban-i ill about a week ago with ttmt dread net" and as the curtain rose the au-j malad}, pneumonia, which, with com- dience rose also, for in the middle ]plications of age, resulted in her of the stage was a large silken flag, tdeath. She had been very active up the Scouts standing at attention, and l until stricken with her last illness. as the last notes of the orchestra]Mrs. Schilling came to Memphis from faded away the boys gave the "Salute St. Paul, Minn. She was the widow to the Flag." The boys are to be congratulated, but they modestly give the credit of any success they may have achieved to Rev. Fr. Shea." Be that as it may, the audien, ce was indebted to some one for a delightful evening. Mr. I. N. Humphrey, Jr., cashier of the Memphis branch of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, spent the week-end in Louis- ville, Ky. Mr. Emmet W~lsh of Calhoun ave- nue, has returned after several days' visit in Chicago. Miss Edna Chambers has returned after a delightful week-end visit with Professor and Mrs. S. S. Coop, in Trenton, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. William D. Chambers and little son, Billy, 1906 Foster ave- nue, left the past week for a short visit with relatives in New Orleans, La. of the late Leopold Schilling, who for many years operated a bubcher shop on Main street between Market and Winchester. Surviving are four sons, William, Jacob and Lee Schilling of this city, and Frank Schilling of New York City; two daugh)~ers, Miss Claudia Schilling and Mrs. Minnie Crabtree, both of this city. The funeral was held from St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Rev. Rupert Hauser officiating. Aloysius A. Mulrooney, 27, died at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief ill- ness. having been taken there Wed- nesday. He was a native Memphian, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mul- rooney. He was educated at St. Jo- seph's School. Seven years ago he joined the force of the Marianna Sales Company and soon after was made secretary and treasurer. He was a member of St. Brigid's Church and a Knight of Columbus. Surviv- ing are his widow, Mrs. Alida Pera Mulrooney, 909 North Auburnda]e; his parents, eight brothers and sisters Michael, Eugene, Joseph, Marie, Aline, Margaret, Elizabeth and Celia Mulrooney. The funeral took place Monday morning from St. Brigid's Church, Rev. Fr. Whitfield officiat- ing. The pallbearers were Gus Chig- hizola, John Griffin, C. W. Fellowes, Thee McCourtney, Kevett Adler, Arthur Gemgnani, J. J. Pepin and M. Cerritox. Joe Salvatore Signalgo, who for 25 years conducted a grocery at Balti- more street and Southern avenue, died the past week, following an ill- The continued illness of Mrs. Agnes Stone of 825 Roanoke street is the source of deep regret-to her host of friends. She has been great- /ly missed and we express the wish of many when we say, "hurry up and get well." Mrs. Fred L. Schwantz, 275 Buena Vista, and her daughter, Mrs. Jack Bondurant, Jr., have as their guest Mrs. Milton Braxmeier and her little daughter, Mary Louise, of Quincy, V. D. CHAMBERS NAMED AGENT FOR SEABOARD William D. Chambers has just been appointed traveling freight agent for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. He is only 25 years of age. He started his business career in 1919 as a rues- ~enger boy for the Illinois Central System and has risen step by step to Zhe enviable position he has now at- rained. This appointment becomes effective March 22. William attended St. Patrick's School and entered the business world at the completion of his grammar course. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Chambers; 788 Tare street. We take this op- portunity of congratulating not only him, his charming wife and baby son, but likewise his devoted mother, and father. Mr. Chambers' territory in- cludes Arkansas, Tennessee and Mis- sissippi. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kempker, 1940 Central avenue, are receiving the congratulations of their many friends on the arrival of a young son, who made his official bow at a local hos- pital the past week. Rev. Fr. Austin Malone spent the week-end in Memphis, the guest of Rev. Fr. Hayes at St. Patrick's. He is on his way to Hickman, Ky., for a few days, after which he will go to Paducah, Ky., to conduct a mission in that city. Father Malone has many friends in our city who wereI him proving that aI delighted to see always awaits him warm wel'come around St. Patrick's. The Altar Society of the Blessed Sacrament Church heId their regular meeting Thursday, ~withRev. Fr. O'Hanlan in the rectory. ST. AGNES NOTES At a meeting of the "Crusade Unit" of St. Agnes Academy held the past week, the subject for their next debate was chosen: "Resolved, That we, the students, should help the Home Missions rather than foreign ones." A broad subject indeed, and one that is sure to be interesting. The debate will be between the se- niors and juniors, with the follow- ing girls "at the bat": Misses Claire Michie, Bernardine Sheehan, Helen Sweeney, Lillian Gautier, Mary Cath- erine Cazassa and M~ry Catherine Woods. The Senior Class at St. Agnes &cademy has chosen "In-laws and Out-laws" as the play to be presented by them at a date some tim--e in May. By special permis~on of the Rt. Rev. Alphonse J. Smith, D. D., Bishop of Nashville, the Guardian has been authorized to publish the Bishop's Pastoral letteI" to the Cdtholics of Tennessee. Th~s timely, in- structive and scholarly exposition of the Christian ideal of Marrige so simply and accurately expressed merits the attention of every Catholic. The Bishop's Pastoral will be continued from week to week until it is concluded. (Editor's note). (Continued from last week). Marriage as a Contract Marriage is, first of all, a contract. It was so in the beginning and will continue so to the end. It is a con- tract in the .natural law, and remains a contract, while becoming a Sacra- ment under the law of Christ. As a contract, marriage goes back to the Garden of Eden, and has its origin with God. It was there, on the day of creation, when God made them, male and female, that the first mar- rmge ,contract was solemnly conclud- ed. God Himself was the minister who witnessed that contract. For when God made woman, "He brought her to Adam, and Adam said: This is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall be two in one flesh."* God's Holy Purpose Since marriage thus had its origin with God, came from Him, and was destined by Him for His holy pur- pose, it is absurd to go elsewhere save to God for the correct notion .of what constitutes marriage. How ridiculous, how blasphemous it is to think, with some "modern" minds, that marriage is something which is to change with the changing ideas and customs of the world. Does School. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gee. Silk of 1864 Walker ave- nue. Congratulations are indeed in order. We note the name of Charles W. Ferritia, 1407 Soff~h Landerdale street, a?nong the patients at St. Joseph's Hospital. Here's hoping it is only for a short visit. I man's nature change? No! Does the eternal God ,change? No- And it was God who made man as he is, male and female, and who united them in that marriage contract. This contract, therefore, can never be looked upon as the parallel of some business deal or contract, which takes place on the market or the Stock Exchange. On the contrary, it is a contract into which God must enter; hence its s~credness. What Makes a I~ontract A contract in general is effected by the consent of the parties to it; from which consent flow mutual rights and obligations. Since this contract originates with God, and be- comes by agreement between a man and a woman an undivided and in- dissoluble partnership, it follows from natural law that the man and woman, primarily free to enter upon the contract or not, are not free to lay down ~onditions or stipulations must be, paramount. must bear a part in the the child; in providing educational and moral that are necessary ~o the training of young life. father nor mother can do th It can be accomplished loving and loyal both. Therefore, because of marriage contract is by ture a stable union, tract. God intended that be so, and from its very must be so. The Doctrines of So far we are ~onsidering age only as a natural contract, a sacrament. But this its origin with God, and the plea laid down follow its nature. Hence it lows that those perfidious, and diabolical theories marriage which ar~ are wrong, positively wrong; only wrong to Catholics Chupch forbids them. The bidden by the Catholic cause they are forbidden bY tural law, which binds They are contrary to the of marriage. They very purpose, intended by self. They vitiate the very: which is the essential ture. In the first place, He intended by this union to secure mutual help and support between the contracting parties, man and woman. This is evi- dent from His own words: "It is not good for man to be alone; let Us make him a help, like unto him- self."** **Genesis 2:18. Neither man nor woman, taking the human race as such, is ,complete and self-sufficient alone. The wom- an, being the weaker, needs someone on whom to lean. The man needs someone to care for him. The man is characterized by greater strength and energy; he seeks a sphere of ac- tivity in the world. Woman's nature is cast in a softer mold; her sphere of work is beside the domestic hearth. Thus their natures comple- ment each other, and in union each acts beneficially upon the other. In this consists the mutual help and control, eugenics. We say with St. Paul, Christians of his time, things be even named becometh saints."* *Ephesians 5:3. The Doctrine of Catholic ethics con age and its kindred subject~J pendent of its consideratio~ sacrament, flow necessaril natural law. This is the ception of the philosoph age in the Catholic Church. therefore, be the same for! who have not thrown to the whole natural moral perverted modern tea~ lurid philosophies res age, have done just this. place they have substituted sentimentalism and silly tion of what they please to but which in reality is what lust. As a consequence, drag mankind down to a b0 perdition. Conditions Have IlL, who arrived Monday. Mrs. Brax- meier was formerly Miss Marie Schwantz. Mrs. Della Hedges, 209 North Third street, has returned after at- tending the funeral of her cousin, Mrs. W. L. Perce, at Cairo, Ill. The Young Ladies' Institute will hold its regular bimonthly meeting Tuesday evening at 8 :'15, in the Cath- olic Club parlors. Miss Grace Wet- net will be hostess for the evening, .~isted by Misses Marguerite Fields, ,Nellie Halpin, Irene Frentel, Cath- erine Franklin, Mattie Thornell, Eliz- abeth Barren, Mmes. R. E. Craven, J. B. McNulty arid A. Braun. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. C. Pidgeon, 1906 Overton Park, ~have announced the maxriage of their daughter, Helen Katherine, to Mr. Jos. D. Robinson. The ceremony took place March 1, in Birmingham. Mr. Robinson's home is in New Orleans. Miss Pidgeon was a student at the Unversity of Ala- barns. She is a member of Alpha, Gamma, Delta Sorority and a popular young girl in our city who, while ex- tending their seed wishes to the hap- py young people, regret her depar- tare from their circle. A most interesting meeting of the Memphis chapter of the International l~ederation of Catholic Alumnae was ileld Saturday afternoon, with Mrs. L D Scott presiding. Miss Margaret ~'alsh was appointed general chair- man for the annual observance of Mary's Day. Miss Margaret Fell is claalrman of arrangements. A rose planting" with appropriate ceremo- nies will be an interesting feature of the occasion. Miss Christine Herbers, Mrs. W. D. Cosgrove, and Mrs. Ed Mette are the committee for the rose planting. St. Agnes' Alumnae will be hostess at breakfast for the mem- Imrs of the Circle, following the early Mass. Plans were also made for the~ hess of several weeks. He was born The cast has not yet been an-Wing" (Golson); "The Little Hills help and support constitutes one of in Genoa, Italy, and came to Mem- noun'ced, but will probably be select- Are Calling" (Marris) ; "TheElf the ends or purposes which God in- phis at the age of 21 years. Although ed this week.We will give due no- Man" (Wells)--Miss Prickett. tended in instituting the marriage an invalid for over ten years, he con- tice. Concerto in D (Allegro, Adagio union or contract. tinued to operate his business and and Allegretto) (Seitz~ Miss Hall. The Union of Hearts endeared himself to many by his cheery smile and friendly kindness. S.urviving are his widow, Mrs. Cor- inne Baker Signaigo; a son, Joe, Jr., and two daughters, Elena and Clara N. Signaigo; two sisters, Mrs. Ade- note and Mrs. J. A. Cella, of this city, and a brother, Augustine, of Genoa, Italy. The funeral services were from the Blessed Sacrament Church. Mrs. Mary Carrigan Fisher passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 50, following an illness of more than three months. She was born in Clara, Kings county, Ireland, coming so ~he United States when nine months old. She lived in Ab- beyville, La., till she came to Mem- phis 23 years ago. She is survived by one son, J. W. Fisher; two daugh- ters, Misses Louise and Nellie; her father, Patrick Corrigan; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Biggs and Mrs. Annie Clancy, and two brothers, Joe and John Corrigan, all of Memphis. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jas. T. Lorigan in St. Thomas Church. Mrs. Delia Connolly Wenzler, wife of Joseph J. Wenzler, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Casey, 1445 North Parkway. Mrs. Wenzler had been in poor health for about two years. She had been con- fined to her bed for about four weeks. Mrs. Wenzler was born in Ireland, coming to tile United States with her parents at the age of six. She has beeh a resident of Memphis for sixty years. Surviving are her husband, Joseph J. Wenzler; two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Casey and Mrs. H. L. Herbers; five sons, W. F., Ray C., Jos. J. Jr., Ernest and Mar- tin Wenzler; a sister, Mrs. George Crow, and a brother, Peter Wimmer, all of Memphis. Funeral services mmual Spring Luncheon to be given will be held Wednesda.y afternoon at ~at the Hotel Peabody on May 3. MissSt. Peter's Church. Owing to its be- St. Agnes College has enl:ered a"Blessed Are the Meek" (Ward- This contract, or union, is strong girls' basketball team in the recreation tournament. This team is composed of the following: Misses Louise Wimsett, Claire Prickett, Dor- othy Gough, Angela Monteverde, Se- line Pilegrin, Ora Irby, Josephine Johnson, Selma. Pedman, Sue Bur- ton and Helen Fay. Speaking of basketball teams, we must not miss the opportunity of say- inga word about the team of St. Agnes Academy, who won the cham- pionship in the local prep school se- Stephens); "Let All My Life Be Music (Spross) Miss Prickett. Minuet (Baccherini) ; "Oid Re- frain" (Kreisler); "Serenade" (Drd- la) Miss Hall. Miss Hall proved her ability in handling a violin and showed by her teachnique she had earned by -Fac- rice the teacher's certificate which was presented to her that evening. She was ably assisted by Miss Prickett, a soprano, and Mrs. Dermot Casey, as accompanist. strengthened by another union, that of the hearts of nmn and woman in enduring love and affection. This finds its natural sequel in the physi- cal union which finks up two inade- quate principles of life to make one adequate and indissoluble principle. The purpose of this high function is to continue the work of creation be- gun by God, the procreation of hu- man beings to replenish the earth, and to reach up to Him through the salvation of their immortal souls, to glorify Him forever. The Child's Physical Welfare merit added three more vi, ctories. The line-up follows: Coach, Marie Mar- quette; side center, Laddie Heinz; forward, Pauline Marquette; jtimp center, Captain Bertha Garrison; guard, Mildred Duncan; student man- ager, Bernadine Sheehan; forward, Lillian Gautier, and guard, Daisy Dix. JOHN SILK, CATHOLIC HIGH PUPIL WINS BEETHOVEN CONTEST Well, when all is said and done, they have to hand it to us Catholi,cs for thoroughness in the teaching of our schools. The Beethoven Club, one of Memphis' best known musical organizations, offered a prize for She ST. MARY'S DRAMATIC CLUB PREPARES TO PRESENT PLAY The St. Mary's Dramatic Club has commenced rehearsals on the play that is to be produced the early part of April. "Two Days to Marry," is the title and it promises to be a rip- pling, rollicking performance. It is a farce comedy woven around mis- taken identities and we feel safe in best essay written on the operas predicting there won't be a dull me- which were recently presented in ment in the entire production. Memphis under the sponsorship of Those who will compose the cast this club. Any pupil in any school, [are: Misses Agnes Baker, Dorothy but not college, was eligible. The IReed, and Dorothy Bubler; Messrs. judges selected the essay written bY lKevett Adler, Frank Hagmaier, John John Silk, a pupil at Catholic High~M. O'Brien and Archie O'Brien. mai~ help at 2 p. m. Everything possible is He must remain with her to protect done by the good Sisters to encour- and support both herself and the age the ladies to take advantage of child. This is an old law of nature the Retreat. As in past years, which has remained true through all breakfast and luncheon will be the changing phases of human' de- served to all who Retreat. Marriage has not always under the same conditions. ned and was cast forth disc. His intellect was will weakened, by trans ed to transgression. by, and little by little of marriage as planned bY and Infinite Wisdom became e4 and in a great part lost. It was so when Jesus Saviour of the World, earth. Among the ~hildren awn chosen people, the was still some semblance of inal design; but even there were certain things which were not so in the according to the words of Himself. These had been by Moses "because of the of their hearts. Outside of .nation, the world had lost the primitive idea of sad indeed is the picture which we behold at that Christ's Mission Christ came to elevate to redeem the world. He teach the world again.I-Ie once more control and moral forces. To do this, lay His Divine. hands uPc springs of human ~vctivity. are making the velopment, and in all stages of so- go down to the ciety. Nothing can change this law, pies that lie at the very root for it is elemental. The struggle fori man society. That He existence has always been a grim! took hold of that very necessity, and still persists, even in stone of human'society, the modern world which boasts of its civilization and progress. Therefore, marriage is by its very nature a stable union. To think otherwise is to ignore every dictate of reason and nature. Man cannot reasonably be allowed the privilege of paternity without also assuming its responsibilities; nor can woman find either reasonable or natural justification in thrusting from her breast the child of her womb. The Child's Spiritual Welfare But more important even than these considerations is the spiritual welfare of the child. This is, and contract. He immediatel to its beauty and strength, co God's original desi minded mankind how it the beginning; and declared must be so again---a man and one woman, joined by God. "And what God together, let no man put (Contiriued next week)' Finally, the world asks whSi you? Not what had you? Each is strong only as the faith of friends. Americanism: Making jack; spending it on Jill. MISS HALL PRESENTED Miss Margaret Hall was presented last Tuesday night by the Memphis Conservatory of Music in a violin recital at the Conservatory. The program began at 8 p. m. and was as follows : Sonata in A (Andante, Allegro, Adagio and Allegretto)(Handle) support God had in mind when He Miss Hall. made our first mother, Eve, to be a "The Bird With the Broken help to Adam. This same mutual several purposes, all of which have their foundation in man's very ha- which would change the contract as marriage. It is shameful decided by its Author, God Himself. name in this sacred place, Mutual Help and Support Presence of the dear In establishing this union of man altar, some of these trines, such as corn and woman in the marriage contract, riage, free and easy divorce, God intended the accomplishment of cuous love, freedom of