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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 23, 1943 Cardinal Cites Cases Where Secrecy, Confessional Defended Quebec. (IC)-- Speaking in the Basilica here on the Sacrament of Penance, His Eminence Rod- ridge Cardinal Villeneuve, Arch- bishop of Quebec, recalled several examples of how priests preferred death and human disgrace rather than divulge the secrets learned in the confessional. In Paris, several years ago, a priest was called during the night to the bed of a dying man. He entered a carriage and there was confronted by two masked men, who put a bandage over the priest's eyes. By devious ways he was taken to a distant quarter. Then he was led into a large house and through a series of rooms before being taken to the room where the sick man was. After the priest had heard the man's confession he was taken to the cellar and there the two mask- ed men stuck a gun into his side demanding to know what the priest had heard in confession. "Give me two minutes to recom- mend my soul to God. I am ready to die but never will I tell one word of what I heard in con- fession;" the priest declared. "Good," the masked men re- plied. "We have assured our- selves now that you will not be- tray us. You can go for we know that not even the threat of death will drag your secret from you." The masked men conducted the priest back home the way he had come. Ii I Moral Builder Relax for an hour A day Listening To Your Favoriate Music On VICTROLA RECORDS. We have the Largest and Most Compresensive Stock of Records Ever Assembled in ARKANSAS--   4r Careful Attention Given To Mail Ordersm I'Pi i oort W R X Bttdios .and lgeoord Players 303 Main Little Rock, Ark. Cardinal Villeneuve recalled an- other famous case. In 1853 in the Ukraine, the parish priest of Oratow was de- posed from his charge by his Bishop and solemnly stripped of  his sacredotal dignity, having been convicted by public law of mur- der and having been condemned to forced labor in Siberia. Everyone had been astonished by the crime, for this priest was considered a pious and zealous pastor. But the intendant of era- tow had been murdered, and a re- cently discharged gun, which, be- longed to the priest, had been found hidden behind the main al- tar. The priest's only defense had been the declaration: "I assure you that I am not guilty." During the public ceremony of degredation, many of those tak- ing part, even the Bishop himself, were seen to weep. The priest's head was shaved, he was clothed in the garb Of the condemned, chained and led away with other prisoners. Twenty years later, the organist of the parish, on his death bed, solemnly declared in the presence of a magistrate and' a great num- ber of villagers that he was the one who had killed the intendant. His motive had,bee to marry the widow of the official. To throw suspicion on the priest he had hid- den the gun behind the altar and directed the olice in finding it. Then, overwhelmed with remorse he had visited the priest in prison and had made a confession to the priest without having the cour- age to admit his guilt before the public court. The priest had known through confession who was guilty but had preferred to pass as a criminal himself rather than break the se- crecy of the confessional. After the: organist's admission to the public officials, an order was sent to Sibera for the imme- diate release of the priest. But it was too late. .Worn out by his sufferings and hard labor the priest bad died several weeks be- fore, carrying his secret to the tomb with him. Mothers' Club Addressed By Msgr. Healy Little Roek.--The montldy meet- ing of St. Andrew's Mothers' Club was held at the school Thursday, April 15th at 2 p.m. Forty-three members and one guest, Mrs. Brady, President of Good Counsel P.T.A., were present to enjoy a most interesting and instructive ddress by thte lt. Roy. Msgr. J. J. Healy, Diocesan Superintendent of School, on Dio- cesan school plans and course of study. The following students took part in the musical program. Au- stin Haya, Raymond Bujarski, Lois Poussard, Mildred Chambers, Tommy Kemp, Gerry Massery, Phillip Johnston, Grace Booth, Dolores Hollenberg, Jimmie Pat Browning, and Bernard Heinze. The Rhythm Band also gave a number. During the short business ses- sion the new officers for 1943- 1944 were presented. They are: President, Mrs. Arthur Emmer- ling, First Vice President, Mrs. Carroll Keatts, Second Vice Presi- dent, Mrs. W. C. Bray, Jr., Secre- tary, Mrs, F. K. Jackson, Treasr urer, Mrs. John Cia. A tentative date was set for the school picnic May 18th. Next meeting will be held on May 13. Harvill-Byrd Electric Co.  72, MainStreet Phone 4-48,6 l George's Steak House CHARCOAL BROILED STEAKS Full Course Dinners MARKHAM & LOUISIANA In Algiers In Algiers, a White Sister, travel- ing by camel, sets out to visit the sick Mohammedan women in a distant village, a picture taken in more peaceful days. Six White Sisters were killed in the bomb- ing of Algiers where they sLaff a hospital. (N.C.W.C.) Soldiers Will IDemand Right To Work Says Msgr. Little Roclc.--'When the United States' 10,000,000 fighting men come home from the war, they will not be willing to accept a union ticket as the only condition under which they can work,' Very Rev. Msgr. James E. O'Connell, principal of Catholic High School told members of the Rotary Club here last week at the regular meeting at the Marion Hotel. Speaking on 'Capital, Labor, and Humanity,' Monsignor said the returning soldiers are going to demand a right to work and 'it is our debt to assist them in tha achievement .... 'If labor and capital both sacri- fice some of their demands, we might have an American economy which will continue up the esca- lator to better times. This coun- try is built on sacrifice, and we are going to have to sacrifice in- dividual rights for the common good if the democratic principles of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Lee are preserved.' Monsignor O'Connell also said that standing 100 percent behind capital will not solve the post- war problems of this country, but :the right of private property must be defended so the wage earner himself may be wise investment obtain private property. Those who seek to stir up the poor blindly against the wealthy do more harm than good. State control of property has stifled free enterprise. Monsignor O'Connell was intro- duced to the gathering by the Reverend Thos. J. Prendergast. Also attending the luncheon were the Rev. Edward R. Maloy, Good Counsel Parish, who gave the invocation, and the Rev. Louis Janesko, pastor of St. Michael's Church, West Memphis, another active Rotarian. Says 'Alcoholics Anonymous' Fine Example Of Humility st. Louis. Me. --The psycho- logy of "Alcoholics Anonymous" in helping addicts to overcome al- coholism may well be followed in fighting any vice, the Rev. Ed- ward bowling, S. J., writes in the May issue of The Queen's Work, national Sodality organ, publish- ed here. Father bowling expresses the belief that the success of the or- ganization "lies in the old CtWis- tian maxium that God resists and assists the humble. And the short cut to humility is humiliation. The A.A., is the rendezous of men and women who affliction has has brought on them excruciating and chronic humiliation." Mt. St. Mary's Arkansas State Eye Witness Tells Of Loot, Alumnae Sponsor Council Destruction of Poland's Churches Mary's Day l And Museums By Germans Little Rock.- Mrs. Dan M.  I LOndOn' (tC)-Duringthethree grOund mOvement Of whatOf- Boone, president of Mt. St. Mary's ' C[ years of German occupation, Po- poned at the Church of Our Alumnae Association, announces land has been shorn of all her in Cracow, after it had been the appointment of Mrs. Frank F. works of art, every Polish art ed during the first da s of I Fuller as chairman of Mary's Day, gallery and most churches have cupation by the Nazis. y which is sponsored by the Alum- been looted and all historical "The church had been nae each year. A works of art, both popular and but ten days," the account-' The Mass for this occasion will ecclesiastical, either have been "during which the Gestapo be celebrated at St. Andrew's Ca- stolen or destroyed, according to ed the sacred edifice at thedral at seven o'clock on Sat- information received by KAP, carrying away everything of urday, May 8, 1943, and the pub- Polish Catholic Press Agency here. ue and desecrating the altars. lie is invited to join the Alumnae in this festivity to honor the Mother of God. This movement was started by Mrs. Philip P. Brennan, during her term as president of the Inter- national Federation of Catholic Alumnae and during one of her many visits to His Holiness, the Pope, she secured his hearty ap- proval of this celebration. It seems fitting that we as Ca- tholics should honor the Mother of our Blessed Savior the day before we celebrate Mother's Day for our own mothers. It is hoped that every member of every parish in both Little Rock and North Little Rock will join the Alumnae at this time There are three recuirements in order to make this a success: First, that we receive Holy Com- munion in honor of our Blessed Mother; Second, that we contri- bute a "Mary's Mite" to some worthy charity or welfare work of the parish; Third, that we wear during the day the Miraculous Medal in honor of our Blessed Mother. Vatican Message States Leslie Sgt. Prisoner In Italy Little Rock. -- The Diocesan Chancery Office received a mes- sage through the Apostolic Dele- gation at Washington from Vati- can City to the effect that Staff Sergeant Rubin Summerhill, resi- dent of Leslie, Arkansas, is a prisoner of war in a transit camp in Italy. His wife, Mrs. R. H. Summer- hill, was notified to this effect last week. As soon as further word is received from the Vatican of the permanent location of the prison camp in Italy of Sgt. Sum- merhill, his wife will be able to communicate with him through this service that the Vatican has ex- tended Catholics and non-Catho- lics throughout the U.S. Chaplain Tells Of Absolution At Guadalcanal Chicago. ()--"For a few it was the first word of God they had ever heard, and for many (I can- not tell you how rnany) it was the last." This dramatic passage was con- laJned in a letter received from the Rev. Francis German, former assistant pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church. here, now an Army chaplain, in describing event at- tending the troop preparations for the final struggle to wrest con- trol of Guadalcanal from the Jap- ' anese. The letter was written to Father I Gorman's successor at the local I church, the Rev. William J. Meag- her, who now is a Navy chaplain. "Tire hour before the last strug- gle for the 'Canal' I will always remember as the greatest mom- ent of my life," Father Goznan wrote. "The commanding of- ricer called his men together and gave them his orders and instruc- tions and then turned them over to me. I gave them a few words of encouragement, then placing my stole over my dirty, sweaty uniform, we all knelt down, Jews, Protestants and Catholics, and re- cited aloud together the Act of. Contrition. I raised my hand in benediction above them and gave all final absolution. Afterwards, the commanding officer told me that for a few it was the first word of God they had ever heard, and for many (I cannot tell you how many) it was the last." MAIN FOOD MARKET MEATS AND GROCERIES \\; Fresh Meats That Are Fresh Phone 4-5717 701 Main Street North Little Rock, Arkansas Rev. Alphonse Mueller, O.S.B., spiritual dir.ector. Charleston T. J. Arnold. president Park Hill, No. Little Rock G. H. Kenkel, secretary, Brlnkley Leo Hammer, treasurer. Ft. Smith J. J. Duerr, fat vlce-pres|dent, Charleston Mr. Mary Burke, 2nd vice-president, Pocahonta. Victor gordameler, ard vice-president Morrllton Mr. G. H. Kenkel of Brinkley, State Secretary reports that he is preparing for the Triennial Su- preme Convention of the order to be held in Houston, Texas, next month. He also reports that he is very busy on his farm at this time, preparing for a bumper crop to aid in our Victory program. Mr. Kenkel is also secretary of Brink- ley Branch No. 1150. The Arkansas Fraternal Con- gress of which the C.K. of A., is a member, held its quarterly meet- ing Monday, April 19, at the Freiderica Hotel. Miss Bobble Eheman a member of Branch No. 79, Little Rock, was chailnan of the Reservation Committee. Mr. Leo J. Byrne also a member of Branch No. 79 was appointed Chairman of the Radio Commit- tee for National Fraternal Week to be celebrated May 3rd to 8th. Mr. George P. Kordsmeier, su- preme treasurer and organizer. stopped over in Little Rock Mon- day the 19th, on his way from his Headquarters in St. Louis to his old home in Morrilton, where he is visiting his relatives and also looking after his insurance busi- ness which he still operates there. George is getting all set for the supreme Convention in Houston next month, where he hopes to meet his many C.K. of A. friends from all over the U.S.A. Mrs. Carl E. Bopp is reported as being convalescent after hav- ing undergone a severe attack of Pleurisy. Her husband Carl Bopp is serving in the Quartermaster Corps at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming. Both are long time members of Branch No. 79. Mr. M. H. Edelman, secretary of Branch No. 652, Fort Smith, reports a very successful meeting for April at which four new mem- bers were accepted. This Branch mourns the loss of Brother David Botto, who had been a member of this Branch for many years, be- ing a devout Catholic and having a great number of friends. Branch No. 652 in a resolution is extend- ipg its sympathy and condolence fp his sisters, Emma, and Rosa Botto, in their bereavement. May Almighty God in His mercy grant him eternal peace and happiness. Word has been received from F. F. Stauder former president of the Catholic Union of Arkansas and friend of the C.K. or A., and its membership. He sends best greetings for Eastertime to his many friends in Arkansas. He is now located in St. Louis, Missouri The State Officers herewith wish each and every C.K. of A. member in the State a happy East- or, and may the risen Christ be- stow on them all His choicest blessings to all. Louis MMacher Hospitality Comm. Chairman Little Rock. -- The Catholic Daughters of America under the leadership of Miss Louise Malacher, Grand Regent, will serve on the Club Hospitality Committee of the USO-NCCS Club at 112 East 7th St., on Sunday, April 25th. Hot coffee and rolls will be served to the service men Easter Sunday morning and sandwiches and coffee will be tim feature of the afternoon refrshment hour beginning at 4 o'clock. The agency received an eye wit- ness account from a person who was active in the Polish under- St. Andrew's VC Sponsors Model Contest Little Rock.--Last week the Victory Corps of Room IV of St. Andrews sponsored a model air- plane contest for the pupils of the school. Any pupil could submit as many models as he wished. All planes were in by nine o'clock Thursday morning. Penny votes were cast by any- one caring to vote on planes for first and second prizes. Mothers attending the St. Andrews Moth- ers Club meeting last Thursday took an active part and interest in the children's work by casting their votes. Voting began at 10:15 Thursday moruing and ended at one o'clock Friday afternoon. Twenty-seven model airplanes were submitted. The first prize winner was Jackie Ebbing with a score of 213 votes. He was awarded in Wor Stamps two-thirds of the money taken in through votes. Second prize winner, who was awarded in War Stamps the re- maining third, was Dick Watkins with 203 votes. Reference To God Predominate In Jefferson Memorial Washington. (IC)  References to God and Divine Guidance pre- dominate in the quotation from Thomas Jefferson, which adorn the ceiling and walls of the ornate Jefferson Memorial, which was floor was broken through: seven places, the altars torn Along with the priceless of Wita.Stowosz, many other cles of value were sent to many, including altar rugs, uable statues, gold and liturgical vessels and well as smaller articles of or historic value. What theY not thfnk worth while to they destroyed, shattered plastic figures and marble ues." According to the witness, the Nazi decree ordering tion of all works of art 1850, special detachments Gestapo accompanied by experts visited all private and carried away in trucks que furniture, portraits, other art treasures selected German experts. Today, the ness said, every national, clesiastical and private in Poland has been looted Pole has the right to valuable work of art. caught concealing art sent to concentration dedicated here this week. walls of the memorial are panels in bronze quotations from of which have reference to his profession of religious dora, the preamble of the tion of Independence antagonism of slavery. The panel deals with his ship of education. circular frieze of the near the dome and above of Jeffersor's statue, cut in are his words: "I have sworn upon the of God hostility against form of tyranny over the i of man." EASTER GREETINGS ROUTH FURNITURE CO. 400 E. Washington Ph. 8786 NORTH E 1LOCI NEW AND USED FURNITURE We Pay Cash for User Stoves and Furniture Portraits.. Commercial Photographs.. 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