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00hools Must Strive To 00eserve Fundamental Values .... Even in war- lth all the adjustments that ihL. fundamental values that needs be made, there are al o? must labor to preserve," 1. r. Johnson, Secretary er I of the National Catholic ca LOhal Association, declared is nnual report at the thirty- h lanual convention of the J Lion here. -1 o D, r. JOhnson, who is  s "- or )f the Department of Edu- }ao$ the National Catholic h:  Conference, cited the im- redWar upon education, and .:live : that in spite of the ex- It| e:readjustments the war ef- :essarily forces upon edu- :s Well as all other insti- .li011s, tt:g ':the very things we are or are enshrined in our sidered and unnecessary interfer- ences." The Committee, he said, being extra-governmental, is "op- erating according to the true spir- it of American democracy." He :said it can deal effectively with i government agencies and stimulate colleges and schools "to develop their own initiative without wait- ing for "a blueprint from Wash- ington." Warns of Federal Control Citing the efforts of the War- time Commission of the United States Office of Education to make possible government loans or grants for the training of needed war personnel in all fields, Dr. Johnson warned against the con- inued efforts of some organiza- tions to bring about a permanent program of federal aid to educa- tion, such as the current bill in Congress before the Senate Com- mittee on Education and Labor. He declared the bill should be op- posed, because "it refuses to con- sider the rights of those children who for reasons that are constitu- tional do not attend tax-supported schools." "In the second place," he added, "this would not seem to be the time to embark upon a departure with regard to the sup- port of American schools that is, to say the least, highly contro- versial!" He asserted "this is no time to take a chance on putting into the hands of the central gov- ernment a power over American i education that might be very dan- gerous for it to possess in the i years immediately ahead." Local control of education has been one of the greatest safeguards to American liberty, and we cannot afford to risk tampering with it at a time like this," he said. Dr. Johnson stressed that there i are dangerous from without and within the country to Catholic schools and colleges. "The National Catholic Educational Association," he said, "is our medium for de- veloping a united front against external attack and at the same time of achieving a common mind concerning the internals of Cath- olic education."  and colleges and they dare b l?st." "To fight for their LUq ,uon does not ifivolve any a( t o "business as usual,'" ed. "Were they lost, the or v[ ou armed forces would a Ollow one and brave men tl have died in vain.'* ,. We Must Win War' " SYstem w ' "  -,., hch revolves com- ,:e control over the edu-  youth may never prevail ,s,..united States "our boys ';l*.*ghting on land, 'on the sea, '(l*,ht} e air," Dr Johnson add- i,.e: r are dyin" that the ad- d.des t g Waf-- hat have been ours un- '.e te,.gvernment may con- :|biliz" nee. Behind them are ,ec our intelligence, our la- ]a(1 our wealth:There is one |th:" 'nat transcends all others 1 esent moment. We must l&;: '' ar." 21at!g h schools and colleges Said, "thrive best in peace, they , n' w, gird themselves for ' for. 'when freedom is im- ,llefl, qFnee }- their very reason for ex- ist. j*angs in the balance.'" auhn.sn said that through a a nct Defense, education "is ttlti vast Committee on Edu- ag to organize itself as I/lh e c:.al% to place its resources usposal of the war effort at the same time to preserve ues against ill-con- 00t00Urse_A Sum of $5,000.00, Which, Invest- ed, Will Help Defray The Cost of Train- A Young Man For The Priesthood.. Are Listed The Burses, So Far Rece00v- [ct, at St. John's Home Missions Semmary, a0th Complete and Incomplete. :t,s COMPLETE BURSES it  in Honor of Bishop Byrne ............................ $5,000.00 d Mrs Joseph Enderlin ,,^,, :atlrae (Conway) ......... 5,uuu.00 JOachim F. Galig00]"B'ur's-e .............................. .................. iiiiiii t - Baptist 5,000 00 :: Pa00i00iT0000;00j00ot 5,000:00 '.' in Honor of St. Anthony of Paduv. ............ 5,000.00 allgnor Thomas V Tobin Burse ....................... 5,000.00 i ;tda leceived from a Special Estate (To Date) $20,329,12 INCOMPLETE BURSES ":ona by Persons Requesting That -'-es Be Withheld ...................... $ l 0,619.45 Alumni Burse (In Honor of the Blessed Trinity) Previously reported ............... $ 917.29 Catholic Daughters of America Burse Previously reported ............... $ l, 148.30 February 7th, 1942 ............... 1 I 1.00 Total $ 1,259.30 Burse in Honor of Bishop Fitzgerald Previously reported .............. $ 2,815.83 January 29, 1942, Bishop Morris .... 500.00 Total $ 3,315.83 BUrse in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Previously reported ............. . . $ 2,813.94 The Oloph Guild .............. 500.00 February 18, Memory Mrs. John W. Snyder .... 100.00 February 28, Rita Willett ....... 15.00 Est. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hart, Sr ..... 50.00 Total $ 3,478.94 St. Edward's Parish Burse, Texarkana Previously reported .............. $ 3,010.40 January 27 .................... ] 32.00 February 5, in Thanksgiving ...... 25.00 February 28, Mrs. Elmer C. Patkowski ........ 10.00 March 4, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Weikel 10.00 Total $ 3,187.40 h .. .... . the .new add00tmns are encouraging. Three of 00neorn 1 are now be end 3 00, P ere burses y $ ,- The rapid growth of the St. Edward's eo00,sh Burse, Texarkana, indicates an early ""mehon. Who will give the next burse? THE GUARDIAN, APRIL I0, 1942 PAGE FIVE HAITIAN PRESIDEi00THONORS NUN At the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for In- dians and Colored People, Corn- wells Heights, Pa., President Clio Lescot, of Haiti, presents a cita- tion and medal to Mother M, Katharine Drexel, Foundress. con- fering upon her the rank of Com- mander of the National Haitian Order of Honor and Merit. The award was for her work for the olored people. (N.C.W.C.) EXTENSION (Continued from Page 1) Indianapolis, and the Rev. William D. O'Brien, one of the young cur- ates of Chicago. It was during these early years that Bishop Kel- ley started the Extension Maga- zine as a little quarterly, from which it has grown today to a na- tional circulation of nearly half a million monthly. Monsignor Kelley labored in the work of Extension for 19 years before he was promoted to the Bishopric of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Bishop Kelley has been .la- boring in that Diocese for the past 18 years, where he has been put- ting into effect the missionary ideas of which he wrote and preached so eloquently during his years in the Extension Society. Father Ledvina, who_ was Gen- eral Secretary of the" Extension Society for 14 years, in 1921 was appointed Bishop of Corpus Chris- ti, where he has been laboring ar- duously in the missions of the Lone Star State ever since, re- cently crowning his work with the building of a splendid Cathe- dral. Named General Secretary In 1921, after serving in many capacities in the Extension So- ciety and on the Extension Maga- zine, Father O'Brien was elected to succeed Bishop Ledvina as Gen- eral Secretary of the Society. A few years before this time, another: priest was appointed' to assist in the work of the Catholic Church Extension Society and the choice fell upon the Rev. Eugene J. Mc- Guinness, then associated with the Office of the Propagation of the Faith in Philadelphia. In 1924, when Bishop Kelley was appoint- ed to Oklahoma, Msgr. O'Brien, who by that time was a Domestic Prelate, succeeded to the office of President of the Extension So- ciety, and Father McGuinness became the General Secretary. After 18 years of work in the Ex- tension Society, Monsignor Mc- Guinness, in December 19, 1937, was appointed Bishop of Raleigh, where, during the past four years, he has done much to make the Catholic people of this country conscious of the needs of our Southern missions. Bishop O'Brien is in the middle of his thirty-fifth year in the work of the Extension Society. During the past 17 years, in which the Bishop has presided over the destiny of the Extension Society, the annual returns of the organi- zation have averaged nearly a mil- lion dollars a year. Of course, nearly a half of this amount is paid out to annuitants every year. Extension's Annuity Plan has been so successful that it has competed with most of the Catholic or- ganizations in the country. Dur- ing the past 20 years the Ex- tension Society has averaged in contributions to the Home Mis- sions more than half a million dollars annually. All the Exten- sion's funds are distributed only through the medium of the mis- sionary Bishops of ne country. Under Bishop O'Brien's rule, Extension has adhered rigidly to four methods of assisting Home Abbot Pleads For Return To Christian Love Subiaco.If we say we love God, but show by our actions that we hate our fellowman, we are liars and hypocrites, the Rt. Rev. Paul M. Nahlen, president of Su- biaco College and Academy, said in an Easter sermon Sunday at the principal Mass on the day. He pleaded for a return to genuine Christian love of fellowman as a remedy that would end "this hell on earth," by which he referred to World War No. 2 Abbot Nahlen quoted Saint Thomas Aquinas on five reasons why the Resurrection was a necessary sequel to the Pas- sion, and he said, that, converse- ly, explaining the riddle of human suffering, if there had been no Good Friday there could be no glorious Easter. Assisting at the Solemn Pontifi- cal Mass were the Rev. Anthony Sehroeder, Archpriest, the Rev. Louis Deuster and the Rev. Cletus Post, Deacons at the Throne, the Rev. Patrick Hannon and the Rev. Fintan Oldham, Deacons of the Mass, Frater Paul Hoedebeck, Mas- ter of Ceremonies, and Frater Robert Lazzari, Assistant Master. Tim plain chant was directed by the Rev. Ambrose Branz with Frater William C!ancy at the or- gan. Abbot Wirth Of St. Bede's Dies at 70 Peru, Ill. (EL--Funeral services were held here March 30 for the Rt. Rev. Abbot Justus Wirth, O. S. B., of St. Bede's Abbey, Col- lege and Seminary, with the Most Priest Battles Rev Joseph H. Sehlarman, Bishop of Peoria officiating. Abbot Wirth died unexpectedly r'-%.__ , [{zza'd 10 March 26 in his room at the col- lege, apparently stricken with a Sp k N heart attack while writing a let- ea to a) ter. He was 70 years old. Washington. (E).--Despite t h e Born in Allersberg, Bavaria, Spring blizzard that blanketed the April 4, 1871, educator in Sems, National Capital area under a Germany, and at St. Vincent Col- heavy snow last weekend, the Rev. legs, Latrobe, Pa., he was ordain- John S. Spence, Assistant Pastor ed to the priesthood on June 24, of St. Anthony's Church here, kept 1895. He was professor of Latin his speaking engagement at the an'd Greek at St. Bede's College until 1910, when he was appointed United States Naval Academy rector of St. John's Church, Chi- Sunday evening. To do so, however, required bat- cage, where he remained until tling drifts that blocked the.roads 1926, when he was chosen Coad- between Washington and' Anna- jutor Abbot of St. Bede's. He be- :polls for three hours. Equipped came Abbot of St. Bede's upon with shovels and a bag of sand, the death last May of Abbot Vin- Father Spence and the Rev. James cent Huber, O. S. B. P. Grace, also of St. Anthony's Church, began the 40-mile drive Pre-Flight Course at four o'clock in the afternoon At Card. Hayes Six times they were forced to stop and clear away drifts so they High School could proceed. They arrived at the Naval Academy a little after 7 .New York. (E).---Cardinal Hayes and were dinner guests there be- Memorial High School is one of 11 high schools in the Metropoli- fore Father Spence addressed' the:tan Area which is inaugurating Midshipmen. courses in pre-flight aviation in- Once en route, while they were struction. Philippine Air Hero Is N. Y. Catholic Jamaica, N. Y. (EL--An Army Air Corps officer who has re- ceived a citation and two decora- tions for valor since last Septem- I ber is a member of a prominent Catholic family of Jamaica. He is Lieutenant Colonel Em- mett O'Donnell, Jr., whose par- ents, wife and two sons are all members of Immaculate Concep- tion parish here. The elder son, Dale, 9, attends the parochial school. The younger son, Patrick, 5, has been heard praying at night that God will keep the Japanese from bombing "the hospitals and the poor soldiers." Colonel O'Donnell was award- ed the Distinguished Flying Cross some six months ago for leading a secret flight of four-engined bombers from Honolulu to the Philippine Islands by an unchart- ed route over the South Pacific. His second honor was a citation on December 24 for destroying four Japanese fighter planes and dam- aging two transports off Legaspi, P.I. Recently he has again been ! awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for damaging a heavy cruis- er and its escorting destroyer in a single-handed attack on a Japa- nese landing party at Vigan on the west coast of Luzon. "He was over the target 55 minutes and made five runs, all subjected to tmavy anti-aircraft fire," the cita- tion said. "O'Donnell's calmness i and determination set an example for leadership and heroism that afforded officers and men inspira- tion to carry on in the face of al- most insurmountable odds." Peru Acclaims Choice of Nuncio As Papal Envoy Lima. (E).It is a matter of great satisfaction to Peruvians that the Most Rev. Fernando Cento, Papal Nuncio to Peru, has been sent to Santiago as Ambassador Extra- ordinary of the Holy See at the inagnration of Chile's new Presi- dent. The representative of His Holi- ness Pope Plus XII was among the first to congratulate the Presi- dents of Ecuador and Peru upon the signing of the Rio protocol. The telegram which he sent to the President of Ecuador read: "I congraulate Your Excellency and the noble Ecuadorian Nation on the amicable agreement, so earn- estly desired by me, with your sister Republic; and I express the hope that the two nations through mutual understanding and coop- eration, generously forgetting the past, will go forward to ever more glorious destinies." Swedish Teachers Score Attempt To Germanize Schools Efforts of the Quisling Govern- ment in Norway to make an Axis tool of the Norwegian school sys- Catholic Union of Arkansas Rt. Rev, Msgr. H. H. Wernke, Little Rock, Sviritual Director Carl J. Meurer, Little Rock, President Bruno Lienhart, Morrilton Secretary .Treasurer Jno. M. Willems, Subiaeo, First Vice President George Stiemel, Pocahontas, *Second Vice President. Peter P. Hiegel, Conwg, Third Vice President All isoin readiness for the meet- ing of the Northeastern District on Sunday, April 12, at Wether. The Rev. Otto Butterbach, pas- tor, extends to all a hearty wel- come to attend, as do also all of his parishioners. Immediately pre- ceding the meeting, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in St. Anthony's Church. Call to order of the joint session will take place promptly at 2 o'clock. George Steimel, the well known president of this district, will oc- cupy the chair. After conclusion of the joint session separate busi- ness meetings will be held by the men's and women's sections. Re- freshments will be served by the ladies of the parish. A party from the Northwestern and also one from the Central Dis- trict are planning to attend this meeting of the Northeastern Dis- trict meeting at Weiner. An ex- change of ideas between the mem- bers of the separate districts should be of great interest and add much to the success of the meeting. The Northeastern District will meet at Charleston on Sunday, April 19, at Charleston. The Rev. Alphonse Mueller, O. S. B., anti- cipates a well attended meeting and looks forward with pleasure to be the hosts of this meeting together with his parishioners. Will Setter, President of the North- western District, extends the wel- come of his district to all to at- tend. The Central District meeting will take place at Morrilton on Sunday, April 26, the last Sunday in April. Preparations are being made for a speaking contest by the young men and young ladies from parishes affiliated with this district. Peter Hiegel, Central Dis- trier President, is sparing no pains in the arranging of his program and the successful conduct of the speaking contest. This meeting is assured of be- ing a great success not only be- cause of the efforts of our Cen- tral District President, but also on account of the c0-operation of the Rev. Chas. Wolffer, C. S. Sp., pas- tor of the Sacred Heart Church, and his parishioners. Midshipmen Hear Priest IOn Morale Annapolis, Md. (.The only morale that America needs to sur- pass that of the Axis powers and thus insure ultimate victory is the blocked and engaged in clearing The program is under the aus- away a drift, a naval officer drove pices of the Air Training Corps up behind them and stepping out of America and its objectives have of his car with a shovel in his been indorsed by Assistant Secre- hand remarked: "If the Church tary of War Robert A. Lovett and can do it, the Navy can, too, and Assistant Secretary of Commerce both together they ought to get Robert Hinckley, fdunder of the through." Citizens Pilot Training program. Se:: Colonel S. J. Donovan, of the New U. Lines United States Army Air Force, has been assigned to work with Head Was With the Air Training Corps of Amer- Pope on Tour ica on all of its problems. Also collaborating with the New York. (E).Basil Harris, corps is the Civil Aeronautic Ad- who has just been elected Presi- ministration, which is holding a dent of the United States Lines series of 18 regional conferences was a member of the party that with educators. The first, held in accompanied His Holiness Pope Newark, N. J., was attended by Plus XII, when, as Cardinal Eu- 400 educators. genie Pacelli, he made a 9,000- During the summer, it was an- mile airplane tour of the United nounced, other squadrons will be States in 1936. started in other schools and by the missionary Bishops of the country. Endowment Fund AS early as 1925, foreseeing the constant need of assistance for the Home Missions of this country, Bishop O'Brien conceived the idea of building up an Endowment Fund, to which most of the Arch- bishops and Bishops, many priests and hundreds of our Catholic peo- ,fie have contributed during the ,rest 17 years. The Fund of the Extension Society pastor is the Rev. John J. P. Good- Council Bluffs. Graduated din. Creighton University School of " Dentistry in 1939, Dr. Longeway consists of five different sections, enrolled in the Navy dental corps (1) that which assists in the edu- in 1940. At that time he was cem- enting of students for the pirest- mended for achieving the highest hood; (2) the subsidizing of poor rating in the entire group taking priests; (3) the helping of poor the entrance examination. mission schools; (4)the assisting ;i; S of missionary religious communi- Pope Rec e ties and (5) the building of mem- orial chapels. Blind Veterans Mission work, namely: building, Besides his work as President restoring and supplying mission- of Extension Society, Bishop In Audience ary churches; assisting missionary O'Brien is pastor of Old St. John's Vatican City. (E).--Blind war Bishops in the education of stu- Church, one of the pioneer par- veterans were received in audi- dents for their poor dioceses; sub- ishes of Chicago. Engaged in the ence by His Holiness Pope Pius sidizing a number of missionary active work of Auxiliary Bishop XII and heard the Holy Father ex- priests in most Home Missionary in a large Archdiocese, he has tel them for the sacrifice they had territories; acting as a depository I confirmed nearly 150,000 men', we-made in fulfilling their duty to- agent for surplus Mass intentions men and children in the last eight wards their country. which are distributed at once to years. He is assisted in the work The Sovereign Pontiff encour- of the Extension Society by the aged them always to be enlight- Rev. Dr. Joseph B. Lux, Vice ened by the light of their souls :President of the Society and Gen- through which they could more eral Manager of Extension Mugs- easily be united with God, illumi- zine; the Rev. Richard R. St. John, nated by the light of God Himself vice president and general secre-Whom one day they will be see- fury, and the Rev. Thomas J. Reed, ing in their heavenly country, and secretary to the President. Exten- the light of fraternity which sion Magazine's representatives tern have been condemned at a morale with morality, the Rev. meeting of Swedish school teach- John S. Spence, Assistant Pastor ers, according to a speaker on a of St. Anthony's Church, Wash- short-wave radio program sent out ington, declared in an address to of Sweden. Midshimen at the United States The Central Committee of the Swedish Association of Element- ary School Teachers, it was stated, adopted a resolution stating it had "learned with sorrow and dismay of the measures taken against Nor- wegian teachers" and extending sympathy in the "struggle against the attempt to convert the Nor- wegian school system into an in- strument for educating the people in an outlook of life foreign to Northern mentality." Late Officer Of Tobruk Receives Victoria Cross Naval Academy here Sunday night. In his address, Father Spence cited German and Japanese mor- ale in the current war, declaring that that the enemy has a morale, which, although defective, de- mands the perfect morale of mor- ality on the part of the Ameri- can people. He defined true mor- ale as "a dogged determination to fight to the last, born of a confidence that we shall win the war, because of our mobilization of all our forces including the im- ponderable realities of the spirit." "This definition," he added, "takes for granted the awareness of the number and gravity of perils, the In 1935, Pope Plus XI made Mr. September it is expected that 500,- Harris a Knight of the Order of 000 boys will be enrolled. Mere- London. (E).The Victoria Cross physical and mental fitness re- Malta. He has been active in sup- bership in the crops will be purely I has been awarded posthumously quired for the fight, and it reaches porting Catholic charities, and has voluntary and consent of parents ] to Lieut. James Jackman, who out to demand requirements of an shown a particular interest in pro- will be required. No actual flY-]commanded a machine gun corn- intangible nature." meting boys' clubs. The company ing will be included. [puny at Tobruk. d dutch Mr. Harris now heads is playing : : : I Lieutenant Jackman becomes Note 'tl*| .Phnl [the twenty-third recipient of the an important role in the operation v.. ....  .... ' Victoria Cross in the present war of ships in vital trade routes to supply American and United Graduate Receives and the sixth Catholic to receive Editor Dies Nations forces. Heroism Citation the honor. Born in Dun Laog- hairs, Ireland, the late Lieutenant In German Camp England's Smallest County Council Bluffs, In. (g).--"Hero- Jackman was educated at Stony- ism, devotion to duty, and gallant hurst College, England, conduct- London. (E).Dr. H. J. G. Hoe- Has One Resident Priest courage" during the Japanesd at- ed by the Jesuit Fathers. He is the ben, distinguished Dutch Catholic London. (E).England's smallest tacks on Pearl Harbor and Wake second alumnus of the college to journalist and Director of the In- receive the Victoria Cross in the ternational Catholic Press Bureau county, Rutland, used to have two Island brought a graduate of St. resident priests. Now it has only Francis' High School here and second World War and the seventh at Breda, Holland, died in a Get- one, with the temporary merging Creighton University, Omaha, a in all wars. man concentration camp in Febru- of the parishes of Oakham and citation by the Navy Department. :: ary, according to information re- Exton. Catholics in the county of He is Dr. Kenneth Longeway, Opening of Aesthetics ceived here. Rutland number 316, and their son of Mrs. Mary Longeway, of Congress Is Advanced Dr. Hoeben, who was 42 years old, was an outstanding contri- from Washington. (E).- The Second butor to De Maasbode, noted Hol- American Congress of Aesthetics, land Catholic daily, writing ar- to be held at the Catholic Univer- ticles and editorials on foreign supports them. are found in all the large centers Concluding, His Holiness thank- of the United States and number :d the blind veterans for their dear more than 500. Its office staff con- presence and blessed them and all sists of a force of nearly 75 young the war blind throughout the men and young women, whole world. sity of America here, wili open policy. In spite of many offers of the evening of Thursday, April editorships with secular publics- 23, instead of the morning of Fri- tions, he remained with the Cath- day, April 24, as previously an- olic Press Bureau. He was a close nounced, according to the Rev. cooperator with Monsignor Pools, Dr. Charles A. Hart, of the Cath- of the Catholic Trade Unions. He olic University, Secretary of the also was a leading figure at the Congress._ : : , World Catholic Press Congress Fire Destroys Oblate held in Vatican City in 1936. Mission in Far North Information here states Holland were not permitted to Ottawa. (E}.Word was received an obituary concerning Dr. here .of the destruction by fire of although his family in- the Oblate mission at Attawapiskat serted a death notice in a Curb- in the James Bay district of north- olic paper. ern Ontario. It is about 200 miles ers-- from Moosenee, the railroad ter- Dutch Soldi -15resent minal. Two Oblate priests and five Vestments to English Church lay Brothers were left homeless London. (E). Dutch soldiers by the fire, but no one was in- who spent several months in Cong- jured. : :v leton, Cheshire, have presented a Filipino Soldiers Attend set of Mass vestments to the Church there in memory of their Holy Name Convention stay. For nearly a year they had Los Angeles. (.Two Filipino their own Mass in the church, and soldiers, members of the Second at Christmas and at Easter they Regiment, California State Guard, broadcast to Holland' during High attended the annual Holy Name Mass. Union convention here. Their band Congleton Catholics are report- of 30 pieces gave a concert before ed to have been much edified by the meeting and played again the active Catholicity of the troops afterward, of the Royal Dutch army.