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THE GUARDIAN the great teams as they from the fall s all the wom- are out on the bank to welcome home the to share in the moose the sleds are groaning MASS GATHER ABOUT'- RI B--OF THE INFANT JESUS TO WORSHIP HIM M!. D.__&RCTIC SNOWS. W. C. News Service) new colica and gingham d~esses and among the Catholic Es- the handsome parkies of squirrel 'ibed in picturesque style skins? The exclusive Fifth Avenue ~seph F. McElmeel, S. J., shops are not more exclusive than the ,n missionary, in the fol- cabins of my Indians. From myster- furnished exclusively to ious places these treasures are C. News Service by the brought forth on gala days to dazzle Catholic Indian Missions. the eye of the beholder. The pretty horn, or Cheechaka, as the beaded flowers on the moccasins of , finds many things my servers caught my eye during the WOnder in this great land singing of the Creed. Snow. Yet I am sure that In the afternoon we have the en- kes him so much by sur- tertainment and the Christmas tree, he celebration of Christ- more lovely singing, a few recitations with local adaptations, a real Santa ters begin to return from Claus who dances for us, dolls for the ~aoUntains and the upper little girls and toys for the boys• Best he Koyukuk of all to the child mind is the big sack river during xore Christmas• The sharp of candy each and every one receives Children are the first to at the close of a perfect day. The few white people we have in the vil- lage attend the entertainment to see what Indian children can do. When they see tiny boys stand out and speak their pieces slowly, distinctly and completely, the white visitors sight to see the ten teams winding their ocks and across the village of Nulato. themselves, seem to the importance of the last the teams reach the at the sharp command of into place before cabins. Smoke is the roofs of the meat is on the fire, of axes is heard ring- the village. Christ- near t no need for me to say the Confessions the t In these es- -he Indian differs not s white brothers. Old ~d little and big come or Communion• Father busy in the church, Use of our cabin as a and Crib. is the one great marvel. I marvel also that anyone could attain such results as our good Sisters get from these little children of the snow. SHARP WORDS Readers of the news have been shocked by the tragedy of the nag- ging wife. In a good many house- holds, when only the family is pres ent, life is anything but ideal because some member has the habit of finding fault. When a small child begins to carry on that way, a parent of intelligence asks what there was for dinner which could have caused such a dis- turbance. Early in life, when the human animal is more stomach than anything else, both happiness and unhappiness are intimately connect- ed with the digestion. Or it may be that overstrain has caused the flares of temper, and rest will cure the con- dition. While children are coming down with the ordinary diseases, fret- fulness is often a forerunner of the that it is worth while trying to chickens, split wood, and went over understand it. Often it has a physi- to the neighbor's for the milk supply. cal basis, exactly like fretfulness in He did all these things because they a child. One of the saddest of re-[had to be done and there was no one fleetions is of having been angry else available. His son is left with- with a friend who was soon after- out occupation for many hours a day. ward carried off by death. The It is not the boy's fault, but the survivor sadly recalls a quarrel at father acts as though it is. one of the last meetings. At the Although nagging usually seems time he did not guess that there to come from one person, only, its was a struggle of life with death, source is, as a rule, more complex. and a losing struggle, going on The engine that makes more noise within which would have explained than it should is wrong somewhere. it all. Perhaps there is a lack of oil to re- Often the tendency to scold is duce friction. In a household oil pro'duced by psychical rather than is.furnished by consideration for by physical reasons• Harsh words others, by words of appreciation, and are to be expected from a thwarted by a readiness to help. life over which the possessor has There may be a maladjustment of been brooding. The spirit of a per- the parts of the engine. If that is so, son resists death and seeks life, just the correction shotfld be made by as the body does. When that is de- one competent to set the works in nied thespirit is embittered, and proper order. A wise physician is shows it. the obvious recourse when a human If housewives really do more nag- being is physically out of sorts. ging than those in other occupations, Perhaps the engine is being asked ito .do much work. Many a motor it is probably because their round is [runs smoothly until it is driven up more restricted, their druggery more [too steep a grade. If that is the stupid and unending. Often, too, the ]trouble with a person, a vacation, other members of the family take the ]followed by a reduction of burdens, breakfasts and suppers for granted, and show a tendency to leave the lwill work wonders. house as soon as the evening meal is Sometimes the nagging is merely over in search of diversion. The a survival of a condition that has housewife is left with dishes to wash, passed. This presents a problem of about as deadening a job as comes great difficulty. There is no pros- into ordinary experience• pact of an immediate cure, since time, There is likely to be in the house- mixed with patience and affection, wife a survival of the point of view with no stinting of either, must be acquired ~by the mother of little chil- relied upon to restore the real self. dren who must be watched over and mricans in this stimulating cli- corrected. When her family becomes mate which produces sharp voices grown, or half-grown---which they ~. _:_ regard as the same thing---she l~er- ~ " sists in her earlier attitude. She says "No" as they vanish out of the door. When they reappear she is nursing a grievance and gives them an ear- ful. This sequence, repeated for a sufficient time, produces a chronic case o;[~ nagging. The fault is on both sides. On one there is the failure to recognize growth on the other the failure to realize what a life restricted to chores must mean. Sometimes the nagger is a father, unreconciled to the changes that have taken place in the world since he was a boy. The father who quarrels with his son because the boy gets into mischief when he has every year• Father rash by which the physician makes nothing to do is constantly telling . of his famous ice his diagnosis• of the chores he was obliged to work Pla.nts eight or ten Nagging in adults is so serious at after school and early in the ,r the entrance to the and produces such horrible misery morning. He pumped water, fed ~anting is a simple op- tf snow doused with 1~_-4~ : --- - : :--- ~¢--:--- -:-: ---- ~M~÷~~ - tee firm for weeks. Y ft hands have the crib PALMER S BEAUTY SHOP iautiful with delicate LADLES' AND CHILDREN'S A touch of gold lace,,r R CUTTING . of altar linens makes[~ HA1 _ !qUal to the best I have [~ A SPECIALTY o i! I Soft Water Sham oo and Marcelhng L. Would you care to P music sung by a whole ] J~ TTh : come to :.Nulatol 303 Exchange Bank Bldg. Phone 6094 congregation oI , Main t [the ~arts of the Massl 317 S reeL, Phone 4-1279 ecl tc be sung, not only " RT With admirable atten 116 Mam St. NO H LITTLE ROCK Phone 4-7817 *f St. Ann who have of Nulato. The [~3]- _~,- -- _j,. - vllu~lJ~,~~l~ ..~. : .: . _ -_ . ans are remarkably Celebrates the High in choice Indian Its effect on the by the fact at 10 in the very High Mass. or the "very" is that of Some distinction be- ary High Mass and a Other priest assists my own Mass the "very,, could apply e, especially when I I know that my Sing so well must be singing, though I try With the voice that gave me. the big Indians, Indians, are in ~efore it is time for e Indian has clutch- moist brown palm collection. It is deed that does not ones the coveted Fathers at this an- children,s collection. and nickles are not Occasions. Hymns Christmas hymns people, yet by a ry they are How lustily they Fideles,', "Holy other Christmas by use in so many World [ Some attention is brae. The young ~ot quite so young, a new "store" suit ae of my altar boys When he proudly for Mass but most glorious- That shirt cost Need I say any- and ed gloves and the BANKERS TRUST COMPANY MAIN AT SECOND LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS We Are Agents for Practically All the Important Steamship Companies If you are cor templating a trip abroad for business reasons, or if you desire to undertake a pleasure trip, make use of the many excellent Winter Cruises, do not fail to call on us for in- formation, which will be cheerfully given, with- charge. •---We wish to remind you also of our Foreign Exchange Department, which is in position to effect money transfers to foreign countries by Cable, Draft, orBank Money Orders at prevail- ing market prices. "We both buy and sell For- eign Exchange, getting quotations hourly. BANKERS TRUST COMPANY Main at Second FOREIGN DEPARTMENT. 'and quick reactions have more ran-[Paris, the Most Rev. 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