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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1923 i:i I:l SUBIACO COLLEGE The performance of the Latin com- edy Saccus Malorum, given on the evening of March 20, far surpassed the expectations of all. Whilst it was certain that the play would have special interest for the faculty and the Latin students in the high school and college departments, it was feared that the boyv, of the preparatory and commercial departments would find it dull and meaningless. This, however, was not the case due to the intelli- gent acting and the reading of a short synopsis of the acts before each curtain. The players acquitted them- selves most creditably. Not once did anyone falter or fail in his lines. Every word was spoken with proper emphasis, which showed that the lads knew what they were talking about. The play was given in honor of Rev. Father Benedict, rector of the Col- lege, on the occasion of his patronai feast. After the introductory musical number, rendered by the College or- chestra, Mr, George Carns appeared before he audience and delivered a short congratulatory address in the quota to embellish the Academy halls[ shamrock s on the long, white-covered and discussed a new constitution and with pictures of "Great Americans." tables, napkins and elsewhere. I transacted other business, part of the St. Patrick's Day The proof of the menu's excellence afternoon being devoted to sewing for St. Anne's boarding students stvged was the hearty appetites aml jovial the new hospital. a St. Patrick's Day entertainmet it, a manner creditable to themselves and delightful to their guests, espe- cially to their honor guest, Very Rev. P. F. Horan, D. D. The "Dear little shamrock" was appropriately in evid.ence not ody in the stage decorations, but also in the frocks of the dainty colleens who tripped about the stage like fairies on an h'ish "rath." The program cat "or the follow- ing cast:. Boys and Girls chorus PantO?filnists, Dancers--Jim Johnston, Monturea Fleker,, Rose O'Grady, Eugenia Bautts, Grace Wall, l,illian O'Brien and Josephine Brun. Passion Play in April The great Super-Feature Photo- drama, "The Eternal Light---Passiou Play," will be presented in the Acad- emy Auditorium early in April. It was intended to have it during Passio week. but so many were the demands for the play that the Catholic Art As- 1 sociation was unable to meet them all mood of the large number of patrons, I both Catholic and non-Catholic. Dur- E ing the evening several cakes and oth- er articles were audtioned off to good' advantage. $13.50 was realized on a tricycle donated by Mrs. C, B. Hall.] A large, tastefully decorated grab , bag proved to be a profitable source of amusement for the young folks A complete report on receipts and ex- penditures has not, as yet been made, but it is believed the net returns will approximate 90.00. The ladies ]'eel greatly encouraged that the second installment of one hundred dollars is ready to be turned over and the year still young. Locals Miss Alice Fried spent the week- end visiting Ft. Smith friends. Fred Warren, who is superintend- ing the rock work on the new Mt. hla court house, reports the masonry work about completed. Mr. Warren did a large part of the stone work on the new St. Agnes church and his work speaks for itself. Parent Teachers Association The Parent Teachers' Association will hold a food sale the Saturday be- fore Easter. Proceeds to go toward the school. Deaths h'ene Rose Uzellia, eight months old, whose parents moved to Arkansas from Illinois last Tuesday, died of pneumonia Wednesday night and was buried in Macedonia cemetery Satur- day afternoon at 1:30 p. m. The com- munity extends sympathy to the be- reaved parents. Baptisms Martha Ann Williams, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wil- liams, was baptized at Saint Roman's church Sunday afternoon at three ! o'clock, Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Willett be- ing sponsors. ' Church Notes There were one hundred and sixty- five holy communions given at Saint Roman's church oil Palm Sunday, parishioners coming from the mis- sions and stations of Black Oak, Mon- name of the students, to which Rev. during the Lenten season. Father Benedict respomled thanking We consider ourselves fortunate o for the good wishes and for the un- have the assurance of seeing it soon. t usual efforts made by the students Those who have witnessed it say: "Ill for the occasion' to give him the is a masterpiece whose incomparable I ] pleasure of witnessing a play in the[art and splendor stan(,I unexcelled in I language of Cicero. Ihe following! the photoplay worhi. 2here is no hea:'t! day, the feast of St. Benedict, the so stony but it will soften and answer founder o the Order, was a general to the call of Divine Love depicted in holiday for Abbey and College and "The Eternal Light." All who possi- was celebrated with prope solemnity, t bly can se it should not miss it. At 8 a. m. Rev. Father Benedict cele- I A Minstrel, a Bazaar and an all- brated High Mass, assisted by the day Cafeteria service are booked by Rev. Fathers Andrew and Thomas, L the Students for April. I which the students attended. At 10' "Dern" The X'ho I a. m. Rt. Rev. Father Abbot cele -[ Miss Alice Fried (Class of '21) of I brated solemn pontifical High Mass. Mena, spent the week-end at St. Anne's. Her visit brought pleasure to ECHOES many. Alice noted some changes which she admitted were along the FROM THE MOUIff lines of progress though they do strike sentiment somewhat jarringly. For instance, the big dormitory where Shakesperian Society Alice dreamed unforgettable dreams After the business meeting of the fis now the scene of studious and ser, - Literary Society on Wednesday ' ous research. Its walls are lined with morning, a delightful program was presented to the members in the Academy Auditorium. There were several well-written, interesting pa- l pets on current topics--a few vocal I and instrumental numbers, and a de- I I bate. The papers were on the fol- lowing subjects: "Our State Flag"--Miss Louise Dougherty, "The Irish Question"--Miss Marie Hart. "Biography of Lowell"--Miss Vio- let Field. A very prett. violin duet was play- ed by Misses Madris Dunn and Althea Franz, accompanied by Miss Louise Dougherty. Miss Opal Clark sang "The White Rose," and the members of the society sang "Hymn to St. Jo- seph" at the closing. The subject of the debate was: "Re- aloved, that the State University should be moved to Little Rock." Both sides of the question were very cred- itably argued, and many good points were brought forward. The affirma- tive was upheld by Misses Eva Helm- sooth and Marion Lensing; the nega- tive by Misses Elizabeth Rir,g ,nd Rosemary Touhey. The affirmative i aidewon. | FORT SMITH St. Anne's Academy Notes reference books, and where once stood Alice's snowy cot, now stands a li- brary table with an array of volumes formidable enough to banish the ideal of even a day dream. "How ruthless," sighed Alice. "And yet how modern!" And echo, so 'tis said, assented "Dern i" New Hospital Judging from external appearauces St. Edward's New Mercy Hospital may receive patients any day now. But the Sisters who have inside in- formation are not yet satisfied to give up the old for the new while the doc- tors and nurses continue to operate and cooperate with edifying patience in the dear old hffirmary as if they too, would leave it with regret. Daily Instructions The Junior High and High School students are keenly appreciative of a series of instructions given them dai- ly by Very Rev. P. F. Horan, D. D. They realize that they are favored beyond many, and this is a hopeful I sign that the seeds ira- being now planted in their youthful minds and ['.hearts will be fruitful for time and eteruity. MENA Pastor's Birthday On-Friday evening, March 15th, an entertainment was given at St. Jo- Pleasant Palm Sunday ette, Truman and Harrisburg. The weather man provided a beau- Holy Saturday tiful, sp'ing-like day for Pahn Sun- , Blessing of the fire, paschal candle. day, which enabled practically the en- : Easter water and baptismal water at tire cougregation--even,, those living 7 o'(dock. at a considerable distance from Mena Holy Sacrifice of the Mass -Lt 9. --to be present at the blessing and Easter distribution of palms and 7:30 mass. Masses at 7:30 anti 10. ( ' Father allagher, who is recuperat-i Knights of Columbus will receive ing nicely from his recent indisposi-Holy Communion iv a body at the tion, nmde his customary fourth Sun-'first Mass on Easter. (lay trip to Egger. [ Special music for the Faster ser- Taking advantage of the ideal vices. spring weather, Mr. and Mrs. C. B.I Nail and chihlren motored to De Queen, fifty miles south of Mena, after Mass, returning in the after-[ noon. l'hey report a most enjoyable trip. W. J. Gallagher, ohl time resident of Me'ha, and veteran traveling sales- man for the Ironclad Hosiery Co., left last week on his annual trip through Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. lIis son Harry will drive the Ford, and, weather conditions permitting, they expect to be away about two months. Will Muxen, a foi'mer Mena resi- dent, was greeting ohl friends last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Spehrer, of I)e Queen, came over in bheir car to spend Passion Sunday with their two small sons, Joe and Henry, who are stud- ents at St. Joseph's Academy. K. Y. Pontious is having the in- terior of the Badt buihting on Main street remodled, ln'eparatory to mov- ing his plumbing and hardware busi- ness from De Queen street to tim new location. Guardian Habit" is Good For several Suudays past the Guar- dian bas been tm sale at the c.hulch[ door after services. This method of I introducing the Guardian to Catho' i, readers is probably not a new one, but it is one that might be enmlated by every parish that is interested in its own progress, as well as that of the Diocese and the Church at large. To those who read the Guardian regular- ly, words of praise are unnecessary, and once the "Guardian habit" has been established, few will wish to forego the pleasure of reading their t diocesan paper. Father Gallagher gave a nice little talk on the subject, urging every Catholic to do his part in supporting the home paper. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 8:00. Elks "Furnish Room The Elks lodge, through their Ex- alted Ruler, Vanden Griffin, has to- (lay delivered to the St. Bernard's Hospital, a check for 250, which amount will be used in furnishing a room that will be known as the Jones- boro Elks room. This is a most wor- thy and hmdable act on the part of the local Elks. This generosity as dis- played by the Elks wouht be a nice example for other orders of the city to follow. Engagemenl Party The Swatiska Club and a number of outside guests were entertained by Mrs. Waymon Perkins at her home, in honor of Miss Willy Clark, whose engagement to Mr. Tony Falk was announced. They will be married April 3. Church History Class The Church History Class met at r St. Ronmn's parish hall 'ednesday evening and the following papers were given : The Deficiencies of Some Versions of the Bible--Mrs. English. I Bible Reading in tbe Dark Ages-- Louise Lyons. The Erroneous Versions of the Bi- ble discussed. How you can help with Catholic Ed- ucationCecelia Cornea. This closes our class for the Leaten season. All who wouhl like to con- tinue these classes after Lent please call Miss Anna Stichmothe and give her your name. DIXIE PARISH Many issues of the Guardian have been pressed since a line from these quarters has announced itself. i00CT00,T00S il 00ro00te'' A Fliiten 0000teto seue m boro Council is LITTLE ROCK COUNCIL NO. 812 OFFICIAL NOTES Communion Sunday One hundred and fifty members of ,this council received Holy Communion in a body Sunday last, March 25th, in ut S. Andrew s Cathedral at the seven o'clock Mass. This was the largest crowd since the inauguration of monthly communion in this council. The members are heartily in favor of monthly communion, and I look for the entire memhership to receive the fourth Sunday in April. Regular Meeting This council will hold its next reg- ular meeting Tuesday evening, April 3rd, at promptly 8 p. m., in the ](nights of Columbus home, 609 Scott street. Our meetings are full of pep and interest from start to finish, as will be attested by any member who has been present at previous meet- ings and, if you like actior and don't care to miss something, you had bet- ter get in the habit of attending. A word to the wise is sufficient. Membership Campaign The newly appointed Membership .Captains, Brother George Gilmore and Brother Will Finan are getting re- sults, as five applications has been turned in to the secretary since last meeting, which is only one week, and whenever you see Oh of the above mentioned brothers, he .has some ap- plicaion blanks in his hands. So it Ioolcs as if is picking up. K. of C. History While reading volume I of the book entitled, "Knights of Columbus in Peace and War," l read the following paragraph which will probably be of interest, so 1 will quote it: "By 1904 only five states of the Union remained uninvaded and cities in these quickly applied for charters, which were soon granted, Meridian, Miss., received Council 802, and Lit- tle Rock, Arkansas, Bisbee, Arizona, Pocatello, Idaho and Reno, Newlda, each produced large and representa- tive charter memberships. The lists of the first members of these new coun- cils, necessarily omitted from a rec- ord so brief, constitute a genuine tri- bute to the men pih)ting the Order through this period of rapid expan- sion. Leading professional and busi- ness men and substantial tradesmen appear in due proportion and the ages of the candidates reduce to an average which demonstrates that the Order was receiving large numbers of young men in their late twenties and early thirties, when organization in a progressive constructive fraternity enhanced their civic usefulness." The above has reference to the of ganizing and instituting of Knights of Columbus councils in the different states in the United States of Amer- ica, at the time this council was be- ling organized. A Thought for the Week. You have to crawl before you can walk. J.B. JONESBORO COUNCIL 1702 These captains met last when their campaign Vacancies The following rices of the Council this meeting by F. Carville was elected Knight; Bro. Chas. and Bro. Bernard guard. The last choice a close race with Brady and William C.ommunion All the local Knights Itoly Communion in a first Mass on Easter members will assemble ranks in their meeting marcch in a body Library A library for the was started with a Chaplain, Father .volumes on the recent About thirty other been donated. there are Catholic magazines on the reading FOR CLEAN To further the tion and in an att empt new talent, Columbia, Columbus official announces, in its April story contest with prizes $500the largest ever offered by a The first prize is three other prizess of $50. In addition the right to publishing ning stories at its fiction. No story in be longer than than 2,000 words. A must be typewritten accompanied by velopes. The contest day, July 2nd, and the her will be announced published in the lumbia. In its April issue with a call for the vorcc hy Supreme Morehauser, famed man and other laire Belloc, Katherine J. McGraw, John ,ward F. McSweeneY known men, also contV articles. C. K. OF A. / The enthusiastic Branch 994, ConwaY, are a class of new Solemn Initiation at near future. Every range for an Exemplification of the gree work at their oW, arouse enthusiasm an will certainly gain mo bers. St. Boniface Captains Appointed Smith, held a specit There was a record breaking at- _^ ^. ,^ , re enuance at tne regmar meeting of , ...... .. at ' ,uenzel, Ullt.vt Jonesboro Council last Tuesday nig [ ' s . . . following busmes After the routine business ltad been Four applications were transacted, the matter of encouraging on. Reports made for associate members to become insur- ance members according to the policy March, and, sorry outlined at the special meeting the sion was ordered. previous Sunday by Supreme Advo- .retary was ordered to 'cate Brother Luke E. Hart, was con- So rapidly have things been mov- ing of late that we have failed to note the flight of time, and now some of our "Guardian notes" look hke An- cient History. Yet it would not be fair to our many friends who are inter- ested in our activities to withhold from them the proofs that we've been up and doing, so we shall submit a few items taken at random from our .diary, 1923. A large audience enjoyed the fifth and last entertainment of the Lyceum series. This, like its predecessors, was a delight to witness as it is a joy to remember. Sisters and students attended the masterly production, "The Book of[ Job," and secured another "memory l gem." Girls' Cafeteria ' I The one-day Cafeteria conducted by the High School girls had its philan- thropic as well as its financial aspect. ] It satisfied the insistent noon-day[ cravings of some scores of boys and girls of the grades and incidentall), I replenished the almost depleted Stu- seph's Academy in honor of Father Gallagher's birthday. Under the di- rection of the Sisters, a cemdy in three acts, entitled "Miss earless & Co.," was presented by the pupils of the school, which was a success in ev- ery way. Father Gallagher, the guest of honor, is feeling much improved in health, and with the large crowd pres- ent, enjoyed the play immensely. Misses Florina Molter, Alice Bittle- brun and Catherine Schneider played the principal parts admirably and were well supported by the following young ladies: Pauline Pontiot/s, Anna Stults, Maud rainer, Barbara Abney, Marie Iletcher, Naomi Briggs and Mabel Hall. Between acts specialties were pre- sented by Misses Gladys Fried and Elizabeth Meyer, and Anna Stults and Maxine Mouton. After the last act, the floor was cleared and the young folks enjoyed an informal dance. The nice sum realized was pre- sented to Father Gallagher as a birthday remembrance. Busy and Bright St. Patrick's dent Library Fund. I St. Patrick's day was a very busy The following books have recently(one for St, Agnes Auxiliary. During been placed in the reading room: liar- he day a food sale was held at a local Yard ClassiC, Shelf of Fiction, twen- store, by a committee composed oi ty volumes; The Junior Classic, ten Mesdames Fried, Christian and Konk- volumes; Journey Through Bookland, ten volumes; The Americans, thirty volumes; Supplement I The Catholic Encyclopedia; Standard Dictionary of Facts; Classical Dictionary; Great venta of the World History, twenty- four volumes; Great Events of the World" War, five volumes. Patriotic demon.stratlons were in rder in February. Each brought its 'rler, with most satisfactory results. In the evening a chicken-pie supper was given in the old church building, the committee in charge being Mesdames] K. Y Pontious, J. A. Connel]. E. W.] St. John, J. L. Alvey, Robt. Berry and] :Jseph Brogan. In honor of the da),-'l th decorations were St. Patrick's I green and white, this color scheme being most attractively carried out in For us the Holy Season of Lent has JONESBOR0 truly been a time of trial and pen- ante. Only a small number of this e sidered. Brothers E. J. Weber, WiN Saint Roman's basket ball team parish thus far escaped the dangerous TE0h00:AK00 closed the season with a victory over l ''Flu'' that brought nmch affliction the Tribune basket ball quintette, the] to our congregation. [ members of this team are Lawrence, On January twenty-seventh Mrs. Texarkana is a dual cit} the state Brady anl Lenin Jelks, forwards, Eu- Jas. Straissle passed to her reward on ine placing one-half in Arkansas, the I gene Smith and James Carnes gaurds I her fifty-second birthday, other in Texas. Texarkana is a Otis Willett, center, AlOysius Bauer, March 1, Jes. Edward, the infant unique city with its bi-state lo'catiou Win. and Frank Mathias, subs. This/son and seventh child of Mr. and Mrs. commanding a large influence on the team was organized late in the season Jos. Gardner, dmd ' people and their activities of both and mucl credit is due them for the Two days later Mrs. Anton Wohl- states. Texarkana has a field area good showing made. I ford returned to her Lord and Maker, all its own nmking of,it a metropolis In a game between two teams of] being ill only five days. She had with a distinctive social and business ] the school, a three dollar prize was[ reached the age of 65. life radiating out from its civic centre offered the winners by Fr. Strassner, March 4th Mrs. Herman Willing- in distances of from 75 to 100 miles. I the Sunshine Special team composed hoff, the mother of Anna, a novice at Aund Texarkana there are 139 of Otis Willett, captain-center, Jas. ] Carnes, Wm. Matthias, guards, Frank Carries and Paul Hopkins, forwards, Henry James, sub., winning three games out of four. The opposing team, The Arkansaw Travelers, Law - rence Brady, captain, forward, Alo- ysius Bauer and Robt. Thorp, guards, Lenin Jelks, forward, Eugene Smith, center, Victor Parker, sub., made a very creditable showing. Catholic Boys' Brigade The Catholic Boys' Brigade have received their charter and will be known as the Saint Roman's Cadets, Branch number 2. Next Sunday afternoon solemn in- stallation will be held. The entire brigade hiked to the State Agricultur- al School Sunday afternoon, where Coach Dandelet is giving them mili- tary exercises. Saint Roman's Auxiliary Saint Roman's Auxiliary held a business meeting at the home of Mrs. J. F. Sitzman last afternoon St. Mary's Convent, Little Rock, died shortly after her daughter had been called to her deathbed. All have been victims of the "Flu." Lenten devotions and Benediction are held every Wednesday afld Friday evenings. St. Joseph's Feast was o ebrated with High Mass and Beneamt,on. The icy message from the North- west made last Sunday's trip to St. Elizabeth's at Opello a cold one. Fourche river had backed far out of bounds, making the trip impossible with the "Runabout," so the horse and buggy volunteered another route. The roads to Bigelow and Ledwidge also have been very rough this winter. However, spring is anxious to dry up the mud and make traveling more unpleasant. Death, after all, reevals what life cannot, for at death we take not only a review of our past, but a look into the thriving towns reached by rail direct and many inland villages. We gather the size and importance of this city by a short visit but to ap- preciate its social, financial, indus- trial, educational and agricultural value as a civic center, we have but to persue the 48 pages of "The Daily Texarkanaian," issued this week, com- memorating the forty-sixth anniver- sary of that excellent journal of events. It is a remarkably clean issue from the printer's view, and its paged feat- ureof story illustrations and adver- tisenents bespeak the enterprise of the publishers and give expression and impression of this booming and promising city. Texarkana always looks good to the visitor, "The Daily Texarkanaian," with its anniversary number, makes it stand forth in all its marks of beauty, sufficiency, effi- ciency and prosperity. The Guardian congratulates "The Daily Texarkana- lan. pended member and instated, which is done. Branch No. 1054 four new ship, and also class Initiation in range with one .to come to plification of the Catholic Kni pected to number bers, Two applications were written for - No. 102, Fort heek. Death of Joh John E. Devlin, No. 102, 23 N. 12th St., March 25th, at days illness. Mr. 17, 1866, at ty, New York. to Fort Smith in there continuously leaves his wife, ad one son, survived by his ]in, who is also a 102 C. K. of A, Chichasha Okla,; Devlih of V. Devlin of ters, Miss sha, Okla, and Oklahoma City, held Tuesday the Church of ception, Very Rev. crating. Burial WaS tery. May bis soul