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Typify Spirit Of Red Cross Overseas Searcy.--A picture of Miss Margarete Neel of Searcy, Arkansas has been chosen from thousands of pictures of American Red Cross workers overseas to typify the spirit of the American Red Cross over- seas service, and will appear on the jacket of the new book, AT HIS BIDE by George Korson. The book, published by Coward-McCann, is the personalized story of hundreds of Red Cross workers, who, like Miss Neel, have Miss Margarete Neel Former Canadian  Force Chaplain Returns To Teaching Ottawa. (K--Aftor four years of service as a chaplain with the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Rev. Daniel Barnabe, C.S.Sp., has been honorably discharged and has resumed his duties as a teach- er and preacher at St. Alexander's College. While overseas, Father Barnabe wrote 1,589 letters to parents and relatives of "his boys." It is' the boast of the Catholic Religion that it has the gift of making the young heart chaste; and why is this but that it gives us Jesus for our food and Mary for our nursing mother?---Cardi- nal Newman. volunteered to share front-line hardships and dangers with the fighting men. This announcement closely fol- lows news that Miss Neel has been transferred to the China- Burma,India theater of the war. Miss Neel, who has been a Red Cross hospital recreation worker since 1943, was at first stationed in New Caledonia. A Convert to the Catholic faith, her conquest of the admiration and respect of an entire hospital staff, patients, and natives was told about in a letter to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Neel, 608 East Center St. Searcy, written by an army chap- lain who came under her ministra- tions. This letter was published in the March, 1944 edition of The Guardian. Just before Christmas, Miss Neel began a craft program for the bed patients under her care, teaching them to make gifts for their wives sweethearts or children back home. Articles made from salvage ma- terial were the only ones available so sea-shells, jewelry from plexi- glass and aluminum salvaged from wrecked planes, ashtrays and souvenir desk stands from used gun shells and bamboo, scarves and handkerchiefs from parachute silk were completed. Christmas decorations in the hospital were made with the aid of the nurses and featured Christ- mas stockings for patients out of the stockinettes used under plaster casts. Christmas trees were fash- ioned of boards and yucca, deco- rated with paper. Before her appointment with the Red Cross, Miss Neel was as- sistant director of the National Catholic Community Service-- U.S.O. Club, Ft. Smith, and pre- viously taught at St. Scholastica High School, Chicago. She re- ceived B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Chicago Conservatory of Music after graduating from the Searcy High School. JOHN DEERE Quality Farm Equipment H. J. DAVIS & SON 5eater Arkansas J. D. PHILLIPS AND SON Wall Paper, Paint, Glass, Radios And Radio Supplies, G. E. Refrigerators Searcy, Arkansas i The SearcyBank Searcy, Arkansas VIRGIL LEWIS Men's Shop Searcy Arkansas J. F. MOYE & SON MERCANTILE COMPANY Dealers In Livestock, Groceries, Norge Appliances, Mol[ne Implements Phone 296 Searcy, Arkansas , , ..... ": l, . ;, . . ....... ', Nati0na] Catholic Scouter Visits LSttle Rock Mr. Kenneth E. Cook, National Catholic Representative of the Boy Scouts of America spoke to members of the clergy and laity at a luncheon meeting Thursday, April 5th. Shown above, left to right, front row: Harry Elliott, Baeder Busby, Kenneth Cook, His Excellency, th Most Reverend Albert L. Fletcher, Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. H. Wernke, Rev. Thos. J. Prendergast, and Rev. Henry J. Chinery. Back row, left to right: Harry Hastings, Hickey Himstedt, Rev. Joseph M. Burns, Joe Beck, Dan Murphy, Rev. John J. Mulligan, Joe H. Spinnenweber, J. V. Dabbs, Rev. Anthony La- chowsky, Rev. Louis V. Stemac. and Albert Hie,,AL Letter Reveals Heroism Of Priest After Three Years St. Columban's, Nebr.--As Bur- Early in the war Father Kelle- ma comes into the headlines again her, a priest of St. Columban's and war flares up anew in the Society, had come south with some battle-grounds of 1942, a three- year-old letter has just reached St. Columban's Foreign Mission Society headquarters here to re- veal what happened to Father Jeremiah Kelleher, long reported missing, then briefly listed as a pmsoner. The letter contains a message brought out of the jungle by Fusilier Michael Dennehy of Tralee, Ireland, one of the last to see Father Kelleher when Burma was being evacuated in May, 1942. of his native Catholics When he reached Prome, he found an Irish regiment, the Inniskillings, among the British forces, without a chap- lain. With the willing permission of the Colonel, who was himself a Catholic the Priest attached him- self as chaplain to the regiment and stayed with it during the two months of long, perilous retreat from Prome to Myitkyina, where he hoped to find some of his fel- low missionaries. 112 E. 7th St. Little Rock.--Miss Mary Pierce Keith will serve as chairman of the Refreshment Committee at the USO-NCCS Club on Sunday, April 15 She will be assisted in serving by Miss Rose Lafferty. Chairman of.. the Junior Hostess serving committee on Sunday will be Miss Jane Ragan. She will be assisted by the Misses Juanita Heath, Rosa Spinelli, Mary Kath- erine Old, Anne Dowd, Lucille I( nethCook00Add ss st>00 en , ::re e ch Pr t La!ty at Meeting of, Sc ::jCponBs?'12ctoS" fanAmne'eCasinaj } sA;S;istfetld, SI?.?t a_City. *--,Raim meeting of the clergy and laity ecutive at Quincy,.aa.d_damage to (: years. He is a gr', t has been anr 12th National Traintfliry revealed th IScout Executives-  lScouts of America, ' .s,,. !ten years experien uu|| with Bishop Fletcher at a lunch- eon on Thursday, April 5, at the Marion Hotel. Mr. Cook, well-known among scouters of Little Rock, addressed the group and led a round-table discussion on various phases of the problems of scouting. Arrangements for the meeting were made by Rev. Thos. J. Pren- dergast, Diocesan Scout Chaplain. Baeder F. Busby, diocesan lay chairman, who was introduced at the beginning of the session gave an effective talk on "What Scout- ing Has Meant in My Home." Mr Busby has two sons who have earned the Eagle Scouting award-- John V. Busby, senior in Catholic High School and Martin Busby, theologian at St. John's Home Missions Seminary, here. The gathering seemed very much impressed with the meet- ing. His Excellency, Our Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop show- ed interest in the Program and at the close of the meeting suggested a follow-up plan that would car- ry on the good created by the meeting. A committee was form- ed to meet with Bishop Fletcher to outline an effective program which would extend the benefits of scouting to every available place. Mr. Cook in an Interesting ad- dress explained that the scouting program can be made the effective tool of the pastor and a helpful aid to parents in supervising the play time of boys when they are not in school, and away from the actual home environment. The rightful responsibility of parents does not end at school, nor at home, and it is their leadership that must be depended on. Mr. Cook has prepared a three page outline entitled, "How to Organize a Parish Scout Troop" that has found approval all over I director. He is a i ds' Knights of Columb is erl in the work of the Vincent de Paul. ttUlation Phil H. Storch Russia Held Llentown, Pa., Corps Combat Mlrrespondent in -]-t|n"  the Westerr ,t.,gaLaa .(Delayed).__A s ,' tt "---laarines filed in an IO 00ecurl[ylp0000,00 hut at thi, New York 00-- of the Fourth M - wather Jim had fidence between paro ner, particularly  in a full lieuten military-scientific ,gmnecs he development, is esseX" nana with success of any future.' security organizatiol'*  is Lieut. Jam Russia presents the ''', a Navy chal mark in this whole l.rae of these Ma v(t0int, some at the George Fielding Iri ly-known writer on [' ne Corps Ar ters, in the current l all know him ant elgn Affairs. / 0rt0n, a graduate c :diatar;olD .am e3 whelming power wo! ) the service as a ( greater if the scien*t lries he was ar  Ociology at St. v rsity, Austin, Te m this base is pro1 The chances that nation might cornel denly with a new we country were world tight compartments, ] in his article, entit and Foreign Policy other hand, he points labors of all scientists loving states are chance of a sudden  0' new 'terror weapon'  I ly reduced." "The degree of  i which man's instru t destruction have alre# ' ried," Mr. Eliot war )z necessary that the t 31 the possession of such any individual a a daily Mas follows that ten he takes ca tence, which is makes regular isiting Marines, ors of all belieL  *ends one day a village, doing k among the tcle Sam. He ls to other Pacifi Troop U Committeemen of Troop 11 met with the troop last Friday night Those present were: Messrs Dan Murphy, Hickey Himstedt, Harry Hastings, Frank Johnston and James Brady. It was decided to hold a Board of Review at the next meeting, Friday, April 13th. A meeting of Troop Green Bar will be held at the home of the scoutmaster Joe H. Spinnenweber, 323 Rock Street this week. Scout Philip Johnston conducted the in- teresting meeting last Friday at which a Fire Drill was also held. All the Scouts are preparing for Field Day to be held at a date in May. The Council School on Scouting began April 9th at Par- nel Hall All laymen interested in taking the course in Scouting can begin next Monday. One Of Six Religious In Family Dies Nicolet, Que. 0C)--Sister Maria Guevin, member of the Grey Nuns for 27 years has died here at the age of 46. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid Guevin and teh brothers and sis- ters, five of whom are in relig- ious life. "Fusilier Dennehy speaks in the highest terms of his priest's brav- ery," says the letter. "When not attending to the wounded, Father Kelleher was generally to be found in the front line, minister- ing to the men who were fighting the rearguard action. He was priest, stretcher-bearer, nurse and doctor. He comforted the living and buried the dead, until they reached Myitkyina. There, dress- ed in rags and shaking with fever, he was pronounced by the doctor unfit to travel farther. "The men of the battalion of- fered to take turns in carrying him until they could find a pony or reach Assam but he refused to burden them, saying that he would be all right and his place was with the wounded and rendering help to the stragglers and evacuees. "He asked them if they reached India to inform any priest of his whereabouts." While attending to the wounded in Myitkyina and assisting the fif- teen Irish nuns in charge of the hospital there, Father Kelleher was taken prisoner. It is hoped that he was among the St. Colum- ban priests recently freed in Man- dalay. Father Kelleher, a native of Rathmore near Killarney, Ireland, is attached to St. Columban's mis- sions in Bhamo, Upper Burma, where he has been laboring since 1937. Politics is the art of obtaining money from the rich and votes from the poor. := Few things are more miserable than a man exchanging his wife's Christmas or Easter shoppings. Courage is fear that has said its prayers. TAYLOR TIRE COMPANY RECAPPING - VULCANIZING Wholesale-Retail 12 to 24 Hours Servie By Appointment Phone 501 Searcy, Arkansas MACK'S TRUCK LINE Searcy, Ark., to Memphis, Tenn. and all Intermediate Points Phone 104 Searcy, Arkansas D. T. WILLIAMS AND SON Plumbing and Electric Searcy Arkansas Oklahoma Tire & Supply Co. Associate Store 211 W. Arch Street Phone 210 Searcy, Arkamms Michalek, Peggy Shields, and Mrs. Claudia Sanders. Coffee and rolls will highlight the morning serving, and cake and coffee will be served in the af- the country. It is only one of many helps and guides in this boy program. Copies of this outline and other helpful material are on hand with the Diocesan Scout ternoon during the intermission of Chaplain. the tea dance, and the community Mr. Cook is well qualified for sing. his work in Scouting. He has a -- Master's Degree in education from Two special parties highlight Notre Dame University and a the future program of the USO special course in Boy Guidance. Club at 112 East Seventh Street, Starting his Scouting career as it was announced this week, by Scoutmaster at Oak Park, Ill., in Armand O. Reynaud, director. The club is operated by the Na- tional Catholic Community Ser- vice. Friday, the 13th, will be ob- served with a "Super-'Stitious Party", with the traditional black cats, ladders, and "scary" stunts and decorations. An orchestra will play for dancing beginning at 8:15, and refreshments will be served during the intermission. Junior Hostesses in charge of the party are Miss Faith Kennedy, chairman, and the Misses Kathleen Sterling, Shirley Lowman, Ann Hess, and Mrs. Claudia Sanders. In commemoration of the first spring that Paris has been lib- erated, an "April-in-Paris" party will be held at the club on Wed- nesday evening, April 18th, at 8:15 p.m. The USO Club will be decorated to represent Parisian scenes---complete to the Eiffel Towers and Champs Elysees, and refreshments will be served at "sidewalk" cafes. An orchestra will play for dancing, and special[ program features will celebrate this memorable April in Paris Mitzi Gulley, Barbara Shep- ard, Dorothy Summers, and Eliza- beth Prieur are the Junior Hostes- ses in charge of arrangements for the party. In addition to the re,ular pro- gram activities at the club, after- noon tea dances are now being held every Sunday from 3:00 until 5 p.m., for the Junior Hostesses and servicemen, with refreshments served at the 4:30 intermission hour. Mother Gives 16 Blood Donations Brooklyn. 0C)--Mrs. Thomas Loughlin, of Visitation parish here, mother of 18, has seven sons serving in the U.S. armed forces and has given 16 blood donations at the Red Cross blood center here. Mrs. Loughlin was honored as "an outstanding mother and a good wife" in ceremonies here presided over by the chairman of the Brooklyn Red Cross. A letter of commendation from President Roosevelt was read at the ceremonies. Whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27. be restricted by laW" to ships, offerin! common agreement. _ inexorable force wh: ing the peoples of seek safety in union. C He that eateth a,. .... drinketh my blood, I[.{ . ling life.  ..... 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