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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 23, 1943 St. Scholastica, National Honorl c.P.A. Ma,00a0000ne F00ct'on Con00es00 W00nn00, Society, Inducts New Member Fort Smith.raThe St. Scholastica chapter of the National Honor So- ciety inducted new members into the society at initiation ceremonies on Thursday, April 15. The chap- ter members from last year, Ger- aldine White, Florence Schnitzer, Donna Sue Sanders, and Mary K. Borengasser, took their places on the stage at the beginning of the ceremony. After a brief explanation of the aims of the society, the new mem- i i Catholic Union of Arkansas Rev. Anthony Lmchowsky, C.8. Sp. Conway, Spiritual Director Carl J. Meurer. LRtle Rock, President Bruno Lienhatt. Morrilton Secretary-Treasurer Jno. M. Wlllems0 Subfaco, First Vice president George 8ttemel, pocahontas, Second Vice President peter P. Hiezel, Conway, Third Vice President The Northwestern District Ca- tholic Union of Arkansas and the Catholic Women's Union of Ark- ansas held their quarterly meet- ing at Charleston, April 11, 1943, at the Sacred Heart Church par- ish, about 200 attending. At 1:00 p.m., Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament was giv- en at the Church, after which the delegates registered at the par- ish hall, and' the Joint meeting was opened by Dist. Pres. C.U. of A. Mr. John Vorstero Paris. Prayer by the Dist. Spiritual Director of C.U. of A., Roy. Eu- gene Knoff, O.S.B., Morrison Bluff, Song, "Our Lady of Good Counsel" by the audience and the welcome address, by Roy. Al- phonse Mueller, O.S.B., host pas- tor, was followed by talks from! C.W.U. of A. Resolutions which were given by the following O.S.B. Fathers, Roy. Eugene Knoff, Rev. Anthony Schroeder bers were introduced and invited to take their places on the stage, where they received membership cards. New seniors who were initiated are; La Verne Elsken and Louise Schneid'er; new junior members are; Jean Shffner and Eliza Mac Freeman. Four girls were admitted as probationers, namely: Patrica Flavey, Marie Celine Falleur, Virginia Kaem- merling, and Cecilia Forst. The speaker for the occasion Mrs. Margaret DeVorss, was then introduced. She spoke to the students of the great importance in their lives of those qualities of scholarship, service, character and leadership, by which the can- didate is judged for admission into the National Honor Society. Mrs. DeVorss is a recent resi- dent of Fort Smith, having moved here from Chicago, where she had worked as vocational guidance director in high schools. St. Scholastica Academy closed for the Easter vacation at noon Wednesday, April 21, and will re- open Tuesday morning, April 27. A splendid report was given on "Mission work at the State Sana- torium", by: Roy. George Strass- nor, Subiac0,'.who is the mission- ary for the Catholic patients at the Sanatorium. The District Speaking Contest for young men was conducted by Frank Willems, Paris, who is the District Chairman of the Catho- lic young men. First place was won by Walter Nolte, Subiaco, who had as his subject "Human Suffering and the War". An- thony Eckhart, also of Subiaco, won secohd place, having as his subject "Pope Plus XII". At the "Open Forum" Rev. George Strassner conducted h dis- cussion on the "Youth Movement", from literature of the National organization of youth, of which Rev. Edward A. Brummer, St. Louis, is he National Youth Chairman. " ' Roy. Grog ry Kehres, O.S.B,, Altus, extended a warm invita- tion for the: Catholic Unions to and lev. Edward Chrisman, have the July meeting at his par- Paris. l ish, Whichwas gratefully accept- A talk, "The Missions", was giv- Ied. ,: en by the,Dist. Pres. Subiaco, Mrs.  Song "America", and prayer, John Werner, Fort Smith, also I closed the joint meeting, after "Mission Friends", was given by which business meetings were State Pres. C.W.U of A. Mrs. John held by both Organizations. AI- Willems, Paris. tus, Fort Smith, Morrison Bluff, Prairie View, Paris, Subiaco and Charleston societies were repre- sented. Local t I11; m Army Chaplains Conduct Mission     when Lond,0n. (E)-- Two chaplains of a the United States Army came to the rescue of a midlands parish ,  week's mission for Irish ,  laborers engaged in building work was in danger of being cancelled , owing to the illness of one of the local priests. e %.J One of the American priests is a Passionist and the other a Re- .t ffJ demptorist. Between them they had been engaged in mission work  for 26 years. The mission was Z a great success. Put in some place where you will  see it often an image of the Sac- red Heart of Jesus; this image will remind you to raise your af- ..tions to God. EASTER GREETINGS MERCHANTS Transfer & Warehouse Co. Howard A. Tune, Pres. 117 East 2nd Street Little Rock, Ark. Agen for UNITED VAN LINES, Inc. Congratulations to Bishop Fletcher and Easter Greetings To All SADLER-ROSS MOTORS lOth md Spring Phone 6215 Little Rock IDUI H. BELDEN Th names of the winners in the National Magazine Fiction (2000 words and up) Catholic Press As- sociation Contest are announced by the Rev. Herbert O'H. Walker, S.J., Managing Editor of the Queen's Work and chairman of the Literary Awards Committee. The contest ran through February, Catholic Press Month, and was notable for the interest it develop- ed everywhere. The first prize of $200 to "Between Me and the Sun" sub- mitted by Florence Standish Clarke, Kzmsas City, Mo., author, through "The Messenger of the Sacred Heart", Stephen J. BLANCHE YVONNE MOSLER O'Beirne, S.J., Editor. The pic- ture of first prize winner was not available .... The second prize of $100 to "Churches ts Sanctuary" sub- mitted by Louis H. Belden, Santa Monica, Calif., author, through "Extension", Simon A. Baldus, Managing Editor. Third prize of $50. to "Rustle of the Corn" submitted by Blanche Yvonne Mosler, Okla- honm City, author, through "The Magnificat", Sr. M. Ignatia, Edi- tor. The fourth prize of $25 to "The Colonel and the Lady" FRAY ANGELICOCHAVEY O.F./W. submitted by Fray Angellco Cha- vey, OFM, priest, chaplain U.S. Army, through "St. Anthony Mes- senger, Roy. Hyacinth Blocker, OFM, Editor. The purpose of The Literary Awards Foundation is "to give encouragemont to Catholic au- thors and writers by distributing :all income, or so much thereof as the Board of Directors of the C.P.A., may deem advisable, as awards and prizes". Contests such as the presently judged have been part of the regular program of the C.P.A., for a number of years. Decision Of Mexican Jurist Restores All Rights To Autonomous University And Faculty Mexico City. (E)District Judge Miguel Ramos has settled the con- troversy over the Autonomous University of San Nicolas de Hi- dalgo at Morelia by a decision which, in answer to the emlmro filed by the deposed University officials, restores "the full exer- cise of all their r.ights to the Rec- Nuns Decorated For Heroism At Dunkerque Geneva. (E) -- The Croix de Guerre with silver star, it has been learned here, has been con- i ferred by General Dentz, presi- dent of the French commission charged with recognizing out- standing heroism in the war per- iod of 1939-1940, upon four Re- ligiou of the Blue Ssters of Castres who served as nurses with the Sixteenth Arm, Corps. Those cited are Mother Liguori (Marie Georges), Sister Isabelle (Marie Therese Grenot), Sister St. Fran- cis de Sales (Lucie Ganster), and Sister Paul Marie (Noelie Ber- nard), The award is in recognition of caring for the wounded in the Zuitdcoote hospital during the siege of Dunkerque "with a cour- age and an abnegation worthy of high praise and despite mass aerial bombardments." "Knowing only duty," the citation reads, "they remained besid'e the wound- ed on June 4, 1940, when Dun- kerque was taken. They were" made prisoners and set a magnifi- cent example of devotion, pro- fes-".0nal conscientiousness and forgetfulness of self." : Persecutions In Europe Likened To Three Hours Agony Fresno. (E) m Three years of brutal persecutions undergone by the Christian nations of Europe were likened to the three hours of agony suffered by Christ in the Easter Pastoral of the Most Roy. Philip G. Scher, Bishop of Monterey-Fresno. Bishop Scher reminded that "as the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ, so it too must have its Calvary if it is to witness the joy of Easter and the glory of the Resurrection." "It is bad enough," Bishop Scher said, "to suffer the hard- ships and privations of prolonged warfare, but in the mid'st of these to be literally crucified for one's faith is Calvary indeed. The whole Church in all its members is being smitten, from the red- i robed princes and purpled pre- lates to the lowly peasant; yes, even to the unborn child. As nev- er before the horror-stricken world has come to learn through the tears and blood of countless victims that the fatal ideology which makes the State and brute forces supreme inexorably leads from abyss to abyss and vies with the very demons in hell to reach the bottom of human vice and degration." tor, the University Council, the Council of Schools, the heads of Faculties and all the Faculties and Schools and teachinz staff en masse." These officials had been removed by decree of the State Legislature of Michoacan, alleged- ly at the instigation of Governor Felix Ireta, and their successors appointed by the Legislature, The University controversy at Morelia has caused indignation throughout Mexico since the ac- tion of the Michoacan Legislature violated the autonomy of the Uni- versity of San Nicolas de Hidalgo, one of the oldest educational in- stitutions on the continent. The granting of the amparo, which unique feature of Mexican juris- prudence combines the essential elements of the extraordinary writs of habeas corpus certiorari and mandamus, checks attempts of Leftists to convert the Univer- sity into a political pawn, and also to strike back at its Rector, Victoriano Anguiano, for advo- cating amendment of Article 3 the obnoxious education article of the Federal Constitution at the Education Congress held recently in Mexico City. Judge Ramos, in addition to or- dering restoration of the rights of the Rector, Councils and Faculties, also ordered "the immediate re- stitution of all properties, mov- able and immovable, especially funds, and furthermore the restitution in complete manner of administrative faculties to the deposed authorities." Novedades, Mexico City daily, in reporting the decision, says it has made in Morelia "a magni- ficent impression of independence and decorum in the administration of Federal Justice." Church Authorities Approve Bolivian Normal School La Paz, Bolivia .()The Ca- trlollc Normal School for teachers who work among the Indians-- one of the fruits of the Second National Eucharistic Congress has resumed its school year with the assurance that it not only has the approval and support of ec- clesiastical authorities and Boli- vian Catholic Action, but that by official decree of July 31, 1942, those students who complete a three-year course shall receive an official certificate and have the same rights and status as other teachers of like category. The A.C.I.C., or Association for Catholic Indigenous Culture, was founded in 1939 under Catholic Action auspices. It has 10 schools in the Altiplano district and the Normal School which functions in two sections; male students at- tend San Calixto College, and the feminine contingent attends the Azurduy de Pad'illa School. Clas- ses are in the evening, and an im- portant study in the Aymara or Quechua language. The Association, besides pro- riding education facilities for In- dians, helps them to improve their methods of cultivation and living conditions, supplying both medi- cal and legal aid. In addition to bettering the life of the Indians generally, the propagation of for- eign doctrines which might prove harmful to the Indian and to the whole country is offset. U. S. Priest And Sister, A Nun, Hold Reunion In Samoa Somersworth, N.H. (E)--A dra- matic reunion of a brother and i sister, both members of Catholic holy Orders, in the far-away Sa- moan Islands, has been revealed here by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson H. Beauchemin. Separated by 2,000 miles of the Southern Pacific for several years, the Roy. Louis Beauchemin and Mother Mary Imelda, the former Miss Irene Beauchemin met in the Samoan Islands this month after the nun had completed a hazardous journey from Welling- ton, New Zealand, to Apia in the Samoan group. Father Beauchemin, who has been assigned to Lotofoya, Samoa, for the past 15 years, met his sis- ter at Apia, nine miles away. Mother Imelda had last seen her brother seven years ago, when en route to New Zealand, where she had been Mistress of Novices at the Mother House in Welling- ton. Father Beauchemin was or- dained in Differt, Belgium, in 1920. Nun Complies Statistics On Lepers Throughout World Vatican City. (E)Although for many reasons it would be diffi- cult to ascertain exact figures on the number of lepers in the world, Fles Service reports statistics cit- ed by Sister Marie Suzanne of the Missionaries of the Society of Mary before the Catholic Fac- ulty of Lyon recently. Sister Marie Suzanne said that of approximately 5,000 lepers in Europe, several hundred are in Russia, 2,000 in the Baltic States, from 1,000 to 2,000 in the Balkans, more than 600 in Portugal, 300 in Italy and 250 in France. The figures for Asia are much higher; India, 100,000; Japan, 16,000; Burma, Siam, Melay and Indo- China, about 50,000; China, from 1,000,000 to 2,000,000; the Philip- pines, 10,000 and Dutch East India, 66,000. In Tunisia, Algeria and Mo- rocco there are several hundreds of lepers, but for the rest of Afri- ca, Sister Marie Suzanne speaks of "hundreds of thousands," with about 170,000 in the French col- onies. Australia has between 200 and 300 but all the islands of Oceania are infested with lep- rosy; for example, New Caledonia has 1,500 lepers and 24 of the 456 inhabitants of Easter Island suf- fer from this disease. About 1,- 000 lepers live in the HaWaiian Islands. QUALITY FURNITURE AT Exactly The Prices You Want! 2MANU FACTURERS /* 00NITURE CO M P AN Y League of Nations Must Gov'd By Moral Principals New York. (E)---Lasting peace will be insured as long as order is based on Divine Justice in the hearts of men and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen, of Catholic University declared in his radio address on the "Catholic Hour." The address, titled "Moral Basis of Peace," marked the in a series of seventeen discourses on the general theme, Christendom," and was carried on the network of the casting Company. The "Catholic Hour" program is National Council of Catholic Men. Monsignor Sheen asserted that "when one gets down bottom" there are only two reasons for keeping treaties, of force and the other because of moral obligation. He said the theory "of force seems right when we can apply the force, but in it- self force never makes right." Re- garding moral obligation, Mon- signor Sheen said. "Are we blind? Can we not see that if law is divorced from mor- ality and religion, the treaties cease to be obligatory and begin to be mere arrangements,binding only as long as they are advan- tageous? Rob international jus- tice of its roots in Divine Justice and treaties are hypothetical, not catergorical; convenient tools, not honorable obligations, while law becomes an attorney's cloak wov- en from the flimsy fabric of legalistic phraseology artfully placed on the shoulders of arbi- trary power." Answering the question, "What should be done?" Monsignor Sheen continued: "First, the new League of Na- tions, or whatever it is called, should not be open to everyone, but should have membership in it conditioned upon the accept- ance of certain basic moral prin- ciples of Justice. It should be more like a club than a street car; that is, it should have certain stand,ards of admission. The sub- scription rate of the last league was too low. Because anyone could walk in, anyone could walk out. Hence a nation or a State that will not accept a common ethos or set of moral principles, as superior to the sovereignty of any nation and existing before any nation began, and binding even when its application goes against itself, should not be per- mitted to sit in that august body any more than a foreigner may sit in the councils of the United States. "Hence if a big nation makes a condition that it will not enter the League unless it can swallow up half a dozen small nations-- then let that power, whether it be Japan, Germany, Italy, Great Britian, Russia or the United States, be quarantined until it re- covers its ethical health. No court of justice can survive if the thief agrees to its decision only on condition that he can keep his loot." Monsignor Sheen said recent public pronouncements of both President Roosevelt, who called for prayer to God "for His bless- ing and for the establishment of a justice and permanent peace among all nations," and of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who declared England's "education must return to religion and mor- ality-or perish," revealed there is hope for the moral order based on In fighting the war, men of America, he learning Justice the and the making of a new and will love America they come back. "We will have an this war is over--not foreign enemy, but an of great men, cans," Monsignor Sheen ed, "and unless we get our knees and hearts by prayer as they sacrifice, we will not derstand the language speak. Their values ferent, their outlook on different. They will be America." Many Holy ,Week Programs For East New York. {)A ber of programs have uled by the National Company to lead up to dom's most glorious Easter. The Holy Week ticular interest to listeners include: The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Sheen, of the Catholic of America will deliver s on "The Passion" as s Good Friday program auspices of the of Catholic Men, 10:30 to 10:45 p.m. Easter Eve Corn consisting of the and organ music will from 6:45 to 7 p.m. ( April 24, from St. dictine Abbey, St. The organist will be hen Thuis, O.S.B., authority of liturgical The Rt. Roy. 'Msgr. Arnold, Brigadier Chief of U. S. Army will participate in an rise service from 8 to (EWT.) Easter Sunday Field, Denver, which a chorus of 20,000 Monsignor Sheen the concluding address discourses on "The Christendom" from 6 to (EWT.) on the program, produced b tional Council of Easter Sunday. From 6:30 to 7 p.m. ( Easter, Pietro Yon, St. Patrick's here, will be heard in a' program. Mayflower DAIRY F. G. BREITZKE, Pres. Ph. 7525 120 Maple North Little Rock, Arkansas The Blessings of a Joyous Easter To All Readers of The Guardian Is the Wish and Greetings of BRUEGGEMAN, SWLI,IM & ALLEN Gazette Building Little Rock, Ark. 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