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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 20, 1945 Stylish Sold" wA r er T 00v?Wo M E N I N R i I LETTER (Continued from page 1) Administrative Board, National Must Remodel Easte I CatholicWelfareConference,"and J in this victory we shall not seek r vengeance but the establishment of an international order in which the spirit of Christ shall rule the B O n oW [th S e as o J,-., h ear.s of men and nations." n Mr. Roosevelt assured Arch- bishop Mooney that his letter, di- rected to the President on Decem- - . . . . " . . , is a witness to that national unity "-' ' " '- so necessary in our all-out effort to win the war." Archbishop Moonev's letter ex- r "  ' p essmg the view of the Ameri- can Bishops as spiritual leaders home front. So you see, not only is it tm- of more than 20 million Catholic I do not exactly have a new bonnet to wear today, but I have ust finished remodeling my old "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page I) fill the high post to which he has suceeded. It is the chief char- ateristlo of a good executive that he be willing and able to select men wlih the ability to advise him. The new Prelddent Is al- ready made a step indicative of real democracy by calling upon the Congress to help him to carry out the duties that are his as ]President. It Is said of Mr. Tru- man that he has courage and that he is modest to a becoming degree. The combination of these qualities with reliance upon the help of God will make Mr. Harry S. Tru- man a president equal to the grave responsibilities that have been laid upon his shoulders in this most critical time in the history of this nation. Those who are well qualified to judge, say that al- ready ]President Truman has shown that he has the proper- tlons that are necessary to carry on his arduous duties. In a demo- cracy statesmen are not trained for their tasks, but Americans have a way of rising to the heights of greatness when events place them in responsible posi- tions. Mr. Truman has sworn be- fore God to carry on the duties of portant to have a new bonnet for the Easter parade ther in Ark- ansas, but also it is proper to have your bonnet in style in a fox- hole here on the front lines. Be- sides the Intelligence Department of the army has passed the word down that the Krauts have massed some tanks and troops opposite our positions, and that they are likely to attempt to break through in order to raise the morale of their own troops, and show us that they are very definitely still in the war. The enemy seems to specialize in making attacks on each holi- day. My outfit as on the line on Christmas Day, at which time the Krauts tossed an attack at us. It is probably a part of their strat- egy to figure that the Americans will be celebrating on a holiday to such an extent that they will be caught off guard. Today, April 1st, 1945 is not only Easter 'Sunday here in the mountains--it is also April Fool's Day for the Krauts. !the news flash until the spell was broken by some one, who said, "My God." People were reported to have been standing around on the streets, in various cities, mute and glum. In foreign countries, there was a great display of emo- tion. The inference that one was supposed to draw from all this dis- Americans, assured the President that "with a patriotism that is guided and sustained by the Christian virtues of faith, hope and charity, we will marshall the spiritual forces at our command to render secure our God-given blessings of freedom. "We will lead our prlests and people," the letter said, "in con- stant prayer that God may bear you up under the heavy burdens that weigh upon you, that He may guide you and all who share with you responsibility for the nation's governance and security, that He may strengthen us all to win a victory that will be a blessing not for our nation alone but for the whole world." REQUIEM (Continued from page 1) work close to God, death is mere- ly the means of eternal union with the Divine Spouse. Addressing the students, Monsignor advised them to look on death and to realize its seriousness. There is no guar- antee of a long life, but death comes to all. He pointed out to the young girls present the neces-. sity of religious vocations to take the place of those growing old in the service of the Master. Em- phasizing the Catholic doctrine of the Communion of Saints and Nun Tells Of Experience Under Nazi Domination San Antonio, Tex. tl)--I ve been through adventures more thril- ling than those of a dime novel, writes Sister Alicia Bou, U.S. nun of tim Cenacle, recounting her ex- periences in Nazi-occuoied Eu- rope to her cousin, the Rev. Alfred Mendez, C.S.C, director of Mexi- can missions in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. In 1941, Sister Alicia writes, her Superiors tried to get her back to America, but the Nazi admin- istration in Holland refused all papers and disregarded all Ameri- can, and later Portuguese, con- sular intervention The day Ger- many declared war on the United States, she writes, she got herself registered as a "patient" in a friendly Dutch institution for all kinds of ills from tuberculosis to nervous disorders in order to escape the risk of a concentration camp. i Upon the invasion of the contin- ent by the Allies, life became a constant panic, Sister Alicia writes. The institution felt a con- tinual shower of shell-splinters, she says. In October, all the in- mates were crowded into a base- ment corridor and forbidden to leave while the Germans fortified the building, she relates. On los- mg ground they tried to blow up the whole institution, but Allied troops arrived just as mines were being drilled against the walls, sister Alicia writes. Upon liberation she says, she received the kindest of treatmenl from Allied troops and was pro- vided transportation to her con- vent in Paris. Stresses Charity As Important In Making Peace Vatican City. (E)--Commenting on the recent joint statement on conditions of peace by the British Hierarchy, Osservatore Romano ROOSEVELIUi Vive.00 [ (Continued from  ] I sympatiay. hi" The Sentry I "In the history of --] of the United States 0L__ | President Roosevelt a -'**'*'s place among the nation! Harry S Truma stanamg figures. He, up t, h. hz. n talented, courageous.  *;.,-- -' :':". . , *ut upon nlm DT and endowed xwth a Yankli- r, ..... heart In defense of  .... "-- '  ma$ me pe mty, today so often tr$ try and those in der foot in many p$ ....... i OUl/I nave I world, he stood out  he v .... _: ery ueptns ny pion, and atways came e l-" ..... ' = rresluen, to recall and vindicate I th h ^ ,o,. able mghts bestowed ars. But after the Creator Hm far-r{ "e .......... .. "  uerauty el Cll hwdes were a stron, t they ,,,, ..t, ,, increasing in the wor mt fo-"?: .... %" " , r gmaance r esteem for America ;'h ..... :" t ne took the deals and programs President, it bee progress, labor, and ; Harry S Truman of happiness." the emergency. I "May God, whom ay he took over Roosevelt so often he for himself and for Predecessor and the world, welcome hDI own intention of into rest eternal." the Congress, 'Pray For Me! President Asked Press American that lie  he give evid He asked land the prayer He said tc in "If you for me." was a real sta Promised to c that were President. T! of changes, Washington. 03"I if newspaper men if you do, please pray  This plea was voiced Harry S. Truman in formal meeting with the morning after he the nation's " Ch through the death in good time. ] Roosevelt. . l' =at looks the sit "I have the most t, I before he sponsible job any man mOUnced his choic, = Mr. Truman said to the!.'Ct;mmellv for the n One of the first offiffldential secretary, ments signed by Pres[melftr tribute. He s man was a proclamati[een With me all the nation to observe/LI, responsible for day of the funeral sere,leley you see are dead President, as  indicated that mourning and prayer s not confined to the United States. ." When he was as "I earnestly recomme,.LIr. Connelly's na ple to assemble on tb,"he Irish way." their respective places [ed /that meaat t worship, there to bo[ a E before the Y. submission to the will o that his high office with a due regard for the will of the American peo- ple, whom he serves. That is what an executive In a democracy is bound to do. He is the servant of the people, answerable to them. He does not stand alone. He has able men to help him, in Congress, the Supreme Court and the Cabi- net. He needs only the will to serve well and he seems to have that. This nation is greater than any one man and with trust in God we look to the future with confidence under our new Presi- dent and Commander-in-Chief, Harry S. Truman. Listening to the broadcast that followed the death of Mr. Roose- velt must have furnished a good deal of matter for those, who are inclined to think. The reaction of the people, both in this country and abroad, to this sad event, was worthy of consideration, Just to give us a better understanding of the world in which we live. The broadcasters went into consider- able detail about the various re- actions of the people. Same left their food untasted on the tables in restaurants, when they heard the announcement of the Presi- dent's death. In offioes and other places where there were several persons, a long silence followed play of spontaneous emotion was that all these people deeply loved the former President. Of course, it is true that Mr. Roosevelt had many ardent admirers, but the majority of these people who were observed by the reporters did not know him except as in his of- ficial capacity. More than likely most of these people were so mov- ed because they looked upon the late President as one, who had been their benefactor and they were afraid, perhaps, that in los- Ing him they had lost something In which they were selfishly inter- ested. The French people were more naive. They spoke in glow- ing terms of Mr. Roosevelt and his interest in them and his efforts to relieve all, who were oppressed. Then they inquired of the Ameri- can correspondent about the new President. What sort of man is he? Would he carry on as did Mr. Roosevelt, following the same policies toward the war and to-- ward the alleviation of a suffer- ing world? The sad note about the whole thing was that the re- action was pagan and material- istic. There was no mention of God or any sign of confidence in Him. There was no Christian charity in the whole affair. All these people were deeply moved by the report of Mr. Roosevelt's death, but no one was reported 1615 Phone MAIN ST. 4376 SIDNEY GOOD CASH GROCER FEED DEPARTMENT  1607 Main St. PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS PLAINVIEW STORE Housing AREA NUMBER  ARSENAL, ARKANSAS Ritchie Grocer Wholesale as having breathed a prayer for his soul. There was no thought of the much beloved President, standing before the judgment seat of God, laden with all the heavy responsibilities that went with his high office. Some one could at least have said, "May God have mercy upon him." It is a national shame that one reporter described as the most characteristically American remark made was tha of a soldier sitting in a cafe, who said, "damn it." It is rare to hear anyone speak of the war without reminding his listeners that we must win the Peace. They say that this is a small world now and that nations must learn to get along together. We used to be smug in our secur- because we were separated by vast expanses of water from the other continents. Now the dis- turbances ean be bridged in a few hours and In time of war, we are actually in danger of be- ing bombed. So we must learn to get along with our neighbors. In order to do this, we must learn to mind our own business. This is a cardinal prineiple with good neighbors. The bully who goes around with a chip on his should- er always meets someone who will knock it off and knock him down. Many of our editorial writers and commentators drool a little too much sometimes. They warn us of imaginary dangers and are sil- ent about real threats to our safe- ty. An example of this is the almost unlversal practice that American commentators have of making a stalkinghorse out of France to conceal the real venom that they have because Commun- ism was thwarted in Its purpose to uproot the Catholic religion in Spain. There is just one of two reasons for all this vituperative onslaught on Franco. Either these commentators are ignorant CO of tile real facts and then they should not be writing or editing the news for public consumption or they are knowingly dissemi- ! hating Communist propaganda. Everyone who isn't stupid and who wants to know the facts about the Spanish Civil War can learn them easily. Spain was never a Democracy. The agents of Rod Russia attempted to take the country over and failed. Hit- ler's part in tile affair was simply one of self-protection. Franco said he would remain neutral dur- ing the present war and he has done so. He could have done us a lot of damage before and dur- ing the African invasion had he so chosen. Prime Minister Church- ill has acknowledged this fact and has received a barrage of Com- [munisUc slander for his efforts. Franco has a right to be against Communism. Its agents were guilty of murdering many inno- cent people in Spain. If the American Press wants to warn us, of dangers that threaten the win- ning of the Peace, how about a few remarks on the Yalta Confer- ence in reference to the Polish question. If we as a nation ap- prove the Yalta Conference, we will have become a party to one of the greatest wrongs that has ever been done a freedom loving nation. Apostolic Nuncio To Germany Moves to Austria, Report Says Washington. 0DHis Excellency the Most Rev. Casare Orsenigo, Apostolic Nuncio to Germany, who had reported established his residence at Eichstaett in Bavaria, has now moved to a locality near Salzburg, according to a report received by the Office for War Information here. The report was contained in a domestic broadcast of the Swiss radio reported to the OWI by the Federal Communica- tions Commission. Eichstaett lies about 59 miles the practice of praying for the dead, Father asked for prayers fro; the deceased that she who ser- ved God in Life may be united with Him Who is the Resurrection and the Life. Sister M. Magdalene died at St. Vincent's Infirnmry, April 10, af- ter an illness of several weeks. A stresses two basic declarations made by the Bishops to the e(fect that the influence of the govern- men*. over private opinions should stop with the end of war and that nations should be allowed to choose whatever form of govern- ment they think best and suit- I able. President ?1 God, and to pay out of: ' One time assoch their homage of love  Tom Penderg, ast ence to the memory of '.'. Later the B, and good man whose  U days and when mourn," the proclamati  asked about him =:  Wet asked me tc Liturgical Arts Socie ueed. lie kne Meeting Elects Offic !ut he was my fri the rights of the human person election of officers. Tll and to the place of God in human fleers are Hildreth Mei affairs. It reminds that charity dent; Leopold Arnaul, v, equally with justice should pre- dent; Maurice Lavano vade the peace conference, which tary; the Rev. John La| must treat such questions as col- chaplain; Max H. Fol onies and international trade not urer, and John M. D0^0i merely on a military basis but in sistant secretary. The the light of the common welfare are the Rev. John P. . of all nations, and must recognize Dora Gregory Borgsted the solidarity of the human family Harry Lorin Biusee, and its dependence on the Maker. Spaeth and Barry Byrl Local-Long Distance  reason to kicl l The comment in Osservatore New York. C)--The OWn.,, There see concludes by affirming the neces- Arts Society concluded tifieation for the sity of giving full recognition to teenth annual meeting: -r, Truman was e native of Little Rock, she had been a member of the Sisters of Mercy since 1897. Trained as a nurse, Sister M. Magdalene was associated with St. Joseph's Hos- pital, Hot Springs, for many ears. For about the past ten years, she had acted as librarian at Mt. St. Mary's. Well-read and Storage- Packing a competent critic and judge of books, it is in her capacity of librarian that Sister will be keen- ly missed by the students Ac- tive at her duties until just about a month before her death, Sister M. Magdalene's life of nearly a half century in religion was a busy and versatile one. She gave unsparingly of herself and of her time as librarian and as nurse in emergencies. Her loss is keenly felt by the Sisters, by the stu- dents, and by the many friends to whom she had endeared her- self. Besides her sisters in religion, Sister M. Magdalene is survived by two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Brewer of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Mrs. Lillian So'rell of Alemeda, Cali- fornia. Two nieces, Mrs. H. L. Mitchell and Mrs. Agnes Harkrider, both of Shreveport, and cousins, Mrs. Steve Mullen and Mrs. Gertrude Scott, of Little Rock were present at the funeral. Phone 2288 219 West Pine Bluff, Arkansas north of Munich, while Salzburg is just across Gladly confer with you regarding your Austria, about t7he frontier inside miles southeast of Munich. Insurance Needs and Coverage REMEMBER! We stand ready to serve you at any time and will h the Ku Klux KI the Klan freque "'qaerican organi message to those rees he was sine tag. IIe said, " eavy. 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