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PAGE SiX .... ' . . THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 26, 1943 "It W rk " Sacred Heart School, Morrl o Does ar Wo Pr'00st Tell00 70 Oay - At Sea In bfeboat W00thi00 Junior Red Cross, , n Other Submarine Victi00t-i00 Projects, Collections Keep Students Busy of articles completed gives proof that the pledges were taken ser- iously by the 117 grade schocJl and 47 high school pupils: Morrilton.m Although work at and classes. The following list Sacred Heart School had to be accelerated after the late start on October 5, the program of studies was kept at its usual high level 1 Knitted afghan 1 Woven afghan 1 patch-crocheted afghan 65 Thanksgixqng favors 50 bookmarks 50 Washington's Birthday fav- ors. 50 Tallies 25 memo pads 11 scrap books 4 ash trays 29 lap boards 1O0 Christmas folders 5 utility bags 6 writing boards with higher algebra and physics for juniors and seniors. To as- sist the boys who will be enter- ing the country's service, special emphasis has been placed on the study of force, electricity, and radio. A slight shift in the sche- dule makes it possible for Ber- nard Pinter and J. P. Koch to use part time in working on the fa/'m and for Rosemary Basler to help out at the First State Bank. Since Sacred Heart was one of the first schools to surrender two of its much needed typewriters at the request of the government, the remaining typewriters are kelt busy practically, every period of l the day. A class in First Aid has been added to the curriculum for the second semester. Early in the school year the pup- ils of Sacred Heart School, ele- mentary and high school, joined the Junior Red Cross. A contri- bution of $18.00 in cash was given to Mrs. Jord Sadlier, Chairman of the Junior Red Cross in Con- ,ay County. Other small con- tributions were made in the form of mpterials for the various proj- ects undertaken by the members. For several months many hands were kept busy during every. available spare minute to complete the projects pledged by individuals Jim Poteet Virgil Poteet Your Business Will Be i: Appreciated At- ! *,; Poteet Service Station 18 card table covers Other projects are on the way to completion and still others will be undertaken as soon a material is i available. The summer combing for scrap iron left very little to be gathered by the school. However, obser- vant children succeeded in col- lecting a small amount of iron as well as used flower pots and dis- carded flower baskets, all of whtch were sold to raise money for war bonds. The request of the War Salvage Committee was answered by the ready collection of silk and rayon hose as well as tin cans. The boys organized to cut, crush, and carry tin cans are kept busy periodically. This year Sacred Heart School has purchased three twenty-five dollar war bonds. The money ob- tained from the sale of pencils and ;from a school bazaar sponsored by the seniors and juniors was used to purchase the bonds and to buy splendid books for the library. SaCred Heart has kept in mind the spiritual needs of her coun- trymen as well as immediate tam- )oral needs. Therefore each hour prayer: "Most Sacred of Jesus, we cry to Thee for rnercy. Wonderfully canst Thou help us. Strong God, Holy God Immortal God, have mercy on us. O Mary, obtain victory the Christians and peace for mankind" is sent heavenward by all the school. At weekly assemblies the neces- sity to prepare for the peace ac- ceptable to Christ and in accord with the spirit of the Church is re- peatedly emphasized. Mission clubs have been organ- ized in the various classrooms. The usual activities such as the sale of beautiful religious Christ- mas and Easter cards, collection of stamps, etc., have been carried Sinclair Products Phone 292 Night and Da] Morrilton, Arkansas I Freddie Moll, Owner SILVER STAR CAFE "Home Cooked Meals" "Reasonable Prices" MORRILTON, ARK. MORRILTON FURNITURE & CARPET CO. "Across From Post-Office" EVERYTHING-FOR-THE-HOME F The picture above gives a very interesting view of of Sacred Heart Parish at Morrilton. On the right is the Rectory, which was built a few years ago by the pastor, the Rev. Charles Wolffer, C.S. Sp. Immediately behind the rectory is the high school, which building was remodeled and completely refitted with the modern equipment for an up-to-date high school. To the left of the church is the grade school, which occupies a prominent place, and from a slight elevation, overlooks the parish grounds. on. As a result the school has ransomed two pagan babies and many Catholic books have been added to both the grade school and the high school libraries. 959 More Catholic Chaplains Needed By October Washington. (E)--A total of 959 additional Catholic chaplains must be provided for the United States Army by October if the needs of Catholic men in the service are to be met adequately, Brig. Gen. William R. Arnold, Chief of Chap- lains, announced today at his first formal press conference in the Pentagon Building of the War De- partment. Monsignor Arnold pointed oht that in the month of December, the latest month for which nearly complete reports have been re- ceived, army chaplains reported 739,479 occasions of contact touch- ing 13,144,350 persons, an increase of 1,259,542 personal contacts over the previous month. Many chap- lains in addition to those on duty must be furnished by the church- es, he said, if the religious needs of the men in service are to be met. Two Months Behind "In the earlier months of the war effort," Chaplain Arnold said, "the number of chaplain applica- tions kept pace with the expan- sion of the Army. About last Au- gust requisitions from the field began to exceed the number of clergymen applying. We are just about two months behind our pro- curement needs. If the number were available we could assign to duty 600 or more chaplains." "Approximately 4,000 chaplains must be appointed before the end of this calendar year to meet cur- rent and anticipated needs. This number required to fill the gap between those now in the Army and those required breaks down roughly as follows: Protestant group, 3,028; Roman Catholic, 959, Jewish, 69. Two hundred thirty-five of the above number should be Negro chaplains, of whom 200 could be assigned to duty. All appointments must be made three months previous to the close of the year in order to al- iow time for processing and for attendance at the Chaplain School." J. C. ADAMS JEWELER Diamonds, Rings, Watches, Pearls, Silverware, Clocks, China Variety, Leather Goods, Music Boxes and Gifts for Any Occasion. MORRILTON ARKANSAS Timely Etemals Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter M. II. Wynhoven Editor-in-Chief Catholic Action of the South WHAT'S WRONG WITH OBEDIENCE? A father, a veteran of World War I, a smiling mother and two little boys around the ages of four and five walked into the diner, were seated, and got set for a meal. Things had been somewhat montonous and dull in the dining car up to that time, but the two husky youngsters took the situation in hand at once by furnniahing all kinds of distraction. They talked loudly and boisterously, kicked tableware about, cried, laughed and whistled. Their mother's sweet pleadings did not mean any more to them than the sizzling of the steak on the broiler in the kitchen. They had, long ago, grown accustomed to Father's threats, with the result that only the two little boys in the car had a good time. The World-war- hero father was ashamed to look up. The mother gazed around, fac- ing the frowns Of the other 'diners with a silly, pitiful smile. There is nothing in this world of which normal parents want to feel more proud than of their chil- dren. Still paradoxically, there is nothing about which many par- ents do less .than in raising their children properly. Most fathers labor under the impression that they are doing splendidly by their wives, their children, their coun- try and their God, as long as they bring home the pay check faith- fully or .give an ample allowance for domestic expenses regularly. Entirely too many mothers are highly pleased with themselves when they see to it that their youngsters get their three square meals a day and are kept in clean clothes. Providing properly for their physical needs, and feeding them adequately, has something to do with the well-being of children, but this constitutes only a neces- sary adjunct to the principal busi- ness in hand. The main objec- tive in taking corrqct care. of youngsters is, first of all, in sea- son and out of season, to drill them in being obedient. We purposely use the term, drill, for discipline is often quite unpleasant--for child and parent alike. It is exactly this factor of un- pleasantness which makes so many parents fail in the great art of rearing children right. It is so much easier to give in to the child's every whim, so much more agree- able to see him smile when he gets his way than to hear him cry when his young, ill-tempered am- bitions or wishes are thwarted. There is more selfish entertain- ment in going out at night for a dinner, a social or a show than to stay at home and preserve decorum in the youngsters' lives. There are no substitutes for parents. It is much more comfortable to give adolescent Johnnie or Jane the front-door key and go to bed, than it is to sit up, waiting to see whether they obey your orders and come home on time. "Yes, but you should trust your children." Correct--after they are properly trained', and can and will prove they are trustworthy. No creature is naturally disposed to obey--man even less than the brute, because man can use his own judgment and will. Unless his judgment is rightly formed, his own individual inclinations will easily tend to make him follow the wrong path, and he will be- come the victim and slave of un-' healthy attitudes. There is no one who is thorough- ly inclined to good. We all have our leanings to the bad side. Some of us may have better dis- positions than others, and, in the case of children, it will be much easier, of course, to train the more amenable. But, the good and the bad need constant direction and supervision. Obedience is the best index and guarantee of character. Without it, peace at home and family wel- fare are impossible: Without it, society cannot survive. We face laws and restrictions everywhere, and all the time. Every person, no matter what his position in life, is subject to them. Without obedi- ence, no one can be an acceptable Christian or a desirable citizen. He is bound to upset the order that makes for peace and happi- ness. The principal reasor why penitentiaries are filled, homes are broken up, and mothers invariably become prematurely gray-haired, is disobedience. If disobedience is at the bottom of most of man's misery, why, then, should parents be so neg- lectful in training their children in this most essential foundation for their future happiness? Why should they start their little ones off in life with a background that spells misery in the future? The four-year-old who stamps his foot and gives his mother a positive "no," is headed for a future which will be, at best, questionable and, at worst tragic. New York. (E)--Victims of sub- marine sinking daily are writing new sagas of the sea, the Rev. Mar- tin J. Bane, S.M.A., writes in a letter to the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. McDonnell, National Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Father Bane speaks with authority for he spent ten days in a lifeboat crowded with 34 other victims. It was not a pleasure trip upon which Father Bane embarked when he set out from Agenebode, where he had made 5,000 converts among the Kukuruwu tribe in Nigeria. His health had been so badly impaired that his Superiors decided that a rest in his native America was the only means pos- sible to restore his strength. He booked passage on a small freight- er carrying a consignment of man- ganese and then began five weeks of the zig zagging which char- acterizes ocean travel today. There were a total of 58 pe'Esons on board including 9 passengers. On the night of the attack Fath- er Bane was in his cabin playing chess. The force of the impact catapulted the priest over the head of his fellow player. Groping in i the darkness the missionary locat- ed his lifebelt and made his way to the spot where the lifeboat to which he had been assigned was located. However there was no boat there. As a matter Of fact there was only one lifeboat left intact. The officers placed 34 passengers in the lifeboat, while the remainder were put in a raft, with three in a damaged boat. Amerlcn Crew Cool "Strange as it may seem," stat- ed Father Bane, "There was ab- solutely no confusion; the mem- bers of the American crew were cool, collected and courteous, and there was no panic at any time. As soon as the water hit the boilers they exploded and the ship, sank immediately." With the true navy tradition the Cap- tain was the last to leave the ship and then he swam to the lifeboat in which Father Bane had been placed bringing the total number of passengers up to thirty-five with provisions for only fifteen.. The submarine surfaced as soon as the ship sank and ordered the Captain to come aboard, for ques- tioning. After the commander was satisfied as to the identity of the ship, the nationality of it's crew and the type of its cargo, the cap- tain was allowed to return to the lifeboat. Then began the trip to land and rescue. "With only a sextant "to guide them, with torrential rain- storms and a high rolling sea, com- fort was a non-existant quantity," said Father Bane. "Add this to thirst and cold, not to mention hunger and you have a fair idea of conditions. Morning and for ten days we each received allotment of one inch of , and biscuit. But there was lotment of dry clothing so we eternally wet; when the sun down the wetness of our cl0O added to our discomfort." Kindness At Barbados However at the end of the day the little group of surVtl came within sight of Barl Flares were sent up and a c0r came out to bring them ash "Never have I experienced! thing like the kindness'of the l ple of the island," stated Fsl Bane. "Everything possible done to make us forget the h of those past ten days. The # of St. John's Ambulance Bri$ the doctors at the hospital, ew nurses, the Jesuits, the UrsUl t and. the townspeople were i ra,, ing in their efforts in our belt for After a period of treatrlg Father Bane was transfejIb, th Trinidad and then flown by A:W transport plane to Miami, la he entrained for Washo Again more treatments in Ge0te t town Hospital and finally a tr re !far to St. Anthony's Mission I-lrnrai 1or Iurther recuperation. Orange Crush Bottling Co. Morrilton, Ark. l L,ENHARTCREAMERY L Dealers In  Ward s Ice Cream  Budweiser and Falstaff Beer ! 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