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PAGE EIGHT "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) Sea. There was cooperation, tim- ing and precision such as may be seen on the football field. While this is true, who knows but what the same Mr. Rookne, if he could offer his advice now, would coun- sel that school athletics should in- clude the whole student body. He had a very extensive program at Notre Dame, but the highly spec- ialized part of it demanded most of his attention. There is no rea- son why school athletic programs can not be enlarged so as to in- clude all the students. In this way they can have a very definite part in training the young men for whatever may transpire after school is over. The right kind of training in school fits a student for any role in life. Our schools lmve been too much engaged in turning out specialists. What we need is a more general develop- ment. The Office ofrice Adulnistra- tlon has been the victim of much adverse criticisn However, one thing can be said in its favor. The officials of this bureau axe not afraid to change their minds. The old saying had it that a wise man changes his mind, but a fool never does. So the O.P.A., officiMs must be full of wisdom, they change their minds so often. A little while ago the bakers were forbid- den to slice bread; now they are slicing once more. There was a Iron on pleasure driving in several states, but the people disliked to be stopped by snoopy policemen and other agents, who demanded to know where they were going and why. The restriction wa re- i moved and the honor system was  inaugurated. The tire regulations have been changed so often that even the O.P.A., clerks have dif- ficulty in keeping up with the lat- est amendment. At first essential motorists had trouble getting any sort of tire replacements. Now anyone can get whatever is neces- sary to keep him rolling and pre- serve his casings. It is At least a healthful situation, when a gov- ernment bureau will admit that mistakes have been made a4nd takes steps to rectify them. Many changes will, no doubt, be made in the food rationing points. Some have been made already. Ration- ing and shortage of supplies are something new for Americans. It requires experience to solve all these problems. As long as those who are in charge are willing to admit their errors and make prop- er adjustments, no one need worry about the ultimate sucoess of the plan. At tim present time there seems to be a need of Inquiring into the ceiling prices that have been set. Perhaps also on some i that have not been made. Many fruits and vegetables are selling at lrices beyond all reasonable standards. When ebbage sells at two pounds for a quarter, there tS something wrong with the ctbbage or the money. The O.P.A., must continue to correct mistakes. "SAILOR::: (Continued fr6m page 5) 135 are believed to have per- ished. "It wasn't so bad at first aboard the raft," he said. "The ocean was calm and we drifted out to sea. I guess we covered about 2,- 200 miles on the raft before we were picked up. "The food we had--nine cans of milk, a box of chocolates and sev-i eral dozen biscuits---lasted us 16  days. Our water supply lasted 25 days. Then we were really up against it. I was the only Catho- lic on the raft, but all of us knew there was only one hope of being saved and that was God so we prayed• I prayed harder than I ever prayed in my life and I just knew God was with me all the way." Seaman Izzi told how gulls would light on th raft at night and he and his companions would' catch as many as they could and eat them raw. The hard,pressed sur- vivors also lived on raw fish which they caught by hand and by using a pair of scissors on a stick as a spear, but "the scissors broke before long." They also caught and killed two sharks, at- tracting them to the raft by dang- ling their toes in the water. On their sixtieth day at sea, Seaman Beasley died. Seaman Izzi said: "We all knelt down and said prayers for him and then buried him at sea." Ensign Mad- dox died. on the seventy-seventh day and he also was buried at sea. "We would go for days without water," young Izzi related, "and all we could do was pray for rain. About a week before we were picked up, we went without any water for six days. It was terrible. Prayed Six Days, Nights "We prayed all day and all night during those six days. I couldn't remember very many of my prayers, but I just kept say- ing the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Apostle's Creed over and over again and kept pleading with "God to help us. The two Dutch sailors who were with me pray- ed hard too. But I just knew our prayers were going to be ans- wered. One night we had prayed harder than ever and our prayers were answered the next day when it rained plenty mid the go- ing really got rough. But we got plenty of water." Normally the handsome swathy outh weighs 145 pounds  he's ack to average weight now. But on January 24 when a convoy rescued him and his two om- panions at sea, he weighed Just 80 pounds. A Navy boat brought Seaman Izzl and his two corn- anions to Brazil and from there e waa flown to the Medical Cen- ter in Bethesda. The two Dutch seamen were hospitalized in Brazil. The youth is the Ion of Mr. and THE GUARDIAN, MARCH 26, 1943 Mourned /Jis  EminenCe Arthur Cardinal Hinsley, Archbishop of Westmin- "ster, from a recent picture just received' in America. His Emi- nence, whose death occurred on March 17, was a speaker at a luncheon in London, a month previous, for Francis P. Mat- thews, of Omaha, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Catholic Community Service and Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. It was the last public function at- tended by the prelate• (N.C.W.C) NCCS' Caragher Blows Hot and Cold-Vice Versa Brooklyn• ()--One man who is convinced of the veracity of that popular adage, "We're going to have weather, whether or not" Support Of Red Cross Called Christian Responsibility By E. J. Heffron In Radio Talk Washington. (E)--Catholics "re- gard it both as a patriotic duty :and a Christian responsibility to !participate in the work of the Red Cross," Edward J. Heffron, Ex- ecutive Secretary of the National Council of Catholic Men, asserted in a broadcast in the interest of the American Red Cross War fund campaign, which originated here and was carried over the Colum- bia Broadcasting System. Speakers on the program were lay leaders of the Catholic, Pro- testant and Jewish Faiths. The other speakers included Francis B. Saye, U.S. High Commissioner in the PhiliDpines, representing the Protestant laity and Henry Monsky, president of B'nai B'rith. The text of Mr. Heffron's ad- dress follows: "Recently thirty Archbishops and Bishops wrote to Norman H. Davis, chairman of the American Red Cross, assuring him of Ca- tholic support and cooperation in the current Red Cross War Fund campaign. Their sentiments are shared by the Catholic clergy and by millions of communicants of the Catholic Church in the United States. "It is proper that we put our heart and soul behind the Ameri- can Red Cross, for its manifold services are meritorious in the eyes of our Governmeht and in the Eyes of God. We Catholics regard it both as a patriotic duty and a Christian responsibility to parti- cipate in the work of .the Red Cross• ' Like the robes of the Church's religious Orders, the uni- forms and arm bands of the Red is T h r ield staff Cross volunteers are symbols of ohn J. Carag e, f ...........  € + r,r÷.d r÷l; unselIlsn clevotlon o uuty, or ser- ..... vice to numanly, ann or mercy. uommunlty ervlee. "There are those who mock After serving 18 months in Ala- ska as director of the NCCS-Abp. :Spellman operated USO club in Fairbanks, Says Mass At Mr. Caragher has been appointed r, • •  director of the club in Cristobal, naplaln s rave canal zone• In a visit to his Washington. (The Rev. Cle- • ment M Falter, C PP S, at whose hometown here before leaving for .;" . . -" "  . _  ,,,,, ,,,t r. 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Dispatches from North Africa vir t;aragner saw servme over- " .......... state that Archbishop Spellman seas in worm war i ann was a s ok - " f ........ • • • p e orleiy ater lviass in me successful business man and mvm ......... lead^r ^'or^ '^:-:-~ "-- _,_o, ^:small 'rencn cemetery, ana na IO. t: JUilStll Lllt bi:Lt.L UJ. r .... he evealed that when he left the the NCCS. In addhon to drectmg ,. it ............ the club in Fairbanks, ne- also sur- un ea btaes ne nan.. nopea, ma ve ed servicemen's r r "i , he would be able to visit the graves y ec ea onto . . . ........ of Amerman war heroes m Afmca neeas mrougnou tasa. and offer up Mass for the repose g'gI|ll&l|g'%,? of their souls. He said he had' not JlFlhl¥1/'%llJl expected to speak, but that he (Continued from page 1) gregation marched into the church to kiss the ring. His Excellency has long been interested in St. Bartholomew's Church, for it is the first negro church founded in the state under his leadership. Interesting too in the history of this parish is the fact that the first Catholic soldier from Arkansas to be killed in this war, Billy Turner, was a member of St. Barthol- omew's. He has two brothers now attending school at St. Barthol- omew's and his half brother was in the confirmation class. PEACE (Continued from page 1) is international, to spread its doc- trines to other peoples. This ingonsistency has probably also been discussed in conferences behind closed doors. It might well be one of the reasons .both the United States and Great Britian have recognized that one of the first steps towards the establish- ment of a stable peace is to feed and sustain the people of the na- tions that have'been laid waste by the war and enable them to sus- tain themselves against the disin- tegrating influence of Commun- ism. In both the United States and Great Britian social security programs have been laid out, al- though they have not been discus- sed at any length. The need for economic cooperation will be as pressing after the war as military cooperation is now, and economic cooperation is not likely to get very far unless political coopera- tion goes with it. Smoothing out these inconsistencies will tax the z'esoureefulness of the United Na- tions to the utmost when they take up the problems of peace. For the moment there are two attitudes in Washington. The President, while approving the discussion of peace aims, believes that it should be confined to the more general aspects of the world situation and should not go into details until peace is definitely in sight. In Congress there is well I defined opinion, as reflected in the so-called Hatch resolution, that peace plans should be taken up now in order that a split between the Administration and the Sen- ate, 'such as occurred in the case of the Versailles treaty, may not happen again, This may have the effect of clarifying to some extent Russian policy, but as the situa- tion now stands, Stalin remains the most inscrutable of the figures that will shape the peace. (N.C.W.C. News Service) Mrs. Dominic Izzi of South Barre, Mass., where they are members of St. Thomas' Parish. He has two brothers and four sisters at home. could not resist telling the conso- lation he felt in being able to of- fer up the Holy Sacrifice "for all our fellow Americans who have given their lives for our country and for the principles for which our country stands." Speaking "in a catheffral under the sky," dispatches said, Arch- bishop Spellman was obviously moved with emotion, and the uni- formed men gathered in the ceme- tery for the Mass listened intent- ly to his impressive words. Follow- ing the ceremonies, the Archbishop shook hand's with those present. Chaplain Falter, a priest of the Society of the Precious Blood, was a professor at the College of St. Joseph, Collegeville, Ind., when he was commissioned a Chaplain in the Army in February, 1942. Chaplain Falter accompanied the first troops landing in North Africa, and was killed as he ap- proached the beach, but before he ever set foot on shore. He and his men bad left the U.S.S. Joseph Hewes, which was torpedoed not lon afterwards TO GET RID OF A BAD COLD IN A HURRY TRY S. & B. "SPRATOX" It is just the remedy to check it quickly and if used in time will often prevent it, aiad other troubles that follow a cold. We are mailing it out every day, why can't we mail you an outfit----75c complete and guaranteed to satisfy SNODGRASS & BRACY ' --Advertisement. S T A N D A ['CE COMP,0000Ylt I Little Rook No. Little Rk | I Cabot BrlulXey Beebe [ II __ _ III IIIII I HIMSTEDT Plumbing & Heating Company Serving Little Reek For More Than 20 Years Installation and Repairs of PLUMBLNG & HF.TING 21 Wem¢ Caitiff! Phone 8188 Reliabl--Satory •  -'L ILl II I ii! ill these things just as they ridicule the democracies for holding fast to the precepts of our Saviour. They scoff at freedom of worship, one of the four freedoms for which we are fighting• But we who have been brought up on the teachings of the Church know that they are the foundation stones of civiliza- tion. Remove these things from our daily lives and you sink to the level of barbarism. Exalt them and you. exhibit the char- acteristics of the Children of God. "It is a blessin that we have in America a national organiza- tion so democratic in its opera- ,ion so universal in its appeal, that it brings together Americans regardless of faith, color, or na- tional origin. In a world of chaos, destruction and hate, when sub- versive forces seek to disunite us, to set neighbor against neighbor, to kindle ancient prejudices, it is a blessing, I say, to have the American Red Cross hold out its arms to us." Ninth District NC(W quarters the Ninth District went on record as opposed to the "Equal Rights Amendment", now before the Judiciary Committee in Wash- ington. Responding to requests for ad- vice, by the president, were Fath- er Louis Janesko of West Mem- Quarterly Meet phis, whotalked of the great re- sponsibility of women in Church work. Brinkley.The National Coun- cil of Catholic Women held the quarterly meeting of the Nineth District on Sunday afternoon, March 21st at Marianna. In the very attractive St. Andrew's Church. Rosary was lad by the Very Rev. Edwin A. Hemmen, V. F., after which the Council was welcomed in the home of Mrs. W. B. Bowers for business session. President, Mrs. Jerry Kenkel, opened the meeting with our "Lady of Good Counsel Prayer•" Interesting reports from repre- sentatives of each parish of the district were given, each lady re- perting the number of active mem- ber of her Society• Diocesan Director, the Very Rev. Msgr. James O'Connell, who was Dr. Keller of Helena, advised prayer for our soldiers. Father E.A. Hemmen of Forrest City, stressed womans place in War work. Father George Carns ef Brink- icy, talked of social contact to bring about a Spiritual Revival• Father Joseph Doyle of Wynne, told of the benefit we might de- rive from more reports of our ac- tivities, to our Guardian paper. President extended thanks to our gracious hostess and co-work- ers. Next meeting to be in Helena. Closing with prayer. A lovely salad plate was then served by the Marianna Society. May we have more of these in- structive meetings. Six Sons of Catholic to have been our speaker sent a[ Family In Armed Forces letter of regret. Correspondence[ Los Angeles• (IC)--Six sons of from Auxiliary Bishop Fletcher I Mr. and Mrs• Edward G. Blaire, of gave to the ladies a twelve point[this city, are serving in the armed plan of work, which inspired each forces of the nation. Ranging in to a finer endeavor. In response to age from 19 to 28, the boys all a letter from N.C.C.W., head- were educated at St. Mary's Brothers Meet Unexpectedly At Dinner In Africa Warren, Pa. (E)--How two b [ers, attached to different units overseas and long met unexpectedly at dinner home of a French family Africa is described in ceived by their parents, Mrs. Joseph Scalise, of St. Parish, this city. The brothers, Private lise and Private First Class J. Scalise, eacl accepted tions to the dinner, neither ing that the other was an the viciriity. Surprisingly, met at the dinner table. School, Lancaster, O., and Agnes High School here. ' They are: Sgt. Thomas of the Army Air Force; John Blaire, in Alaska infantry; Robert Blaire, an lion cadet; Pvt. Richard with the Coast Artillery Walter Blaire, of the Earl Blaire, graduate of an! gunnery school serving at son, Wis. The Blaires seventh son working in plane plant and a dau is in the Sisters of th'e teaching at Boise Idaho• ##gSgSSo/ssss/#/SSS$#/# P....O o ) } .,, // . z/h , ; "/I//;,//2 •  . '" , '. 0000resNat::00000 l)l Do .... w. , / • . ,. / ,/ / z //, Z /z ,.. ,, ;6 d , . ,/ ,z  ,, ,/,z- ,. ' /z, ", "/r" In the past, most households have been accustomed to Zv/-"--, :' calling for service whenever any trouble developed in elec- t# " :ii - trical equipmenteven when it was only a blown-out fuss " and have received service promptly. But now, with so many electricians gone into the armed forces and essential war plants, and with tires and gaso- llne rationed, you cannot expect such service. 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