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"LI " LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, APRIL 23, 1943 PAGE THREE i ment is adopted, existing safe- Tc,0000.strina Choir, St. 00cnolastica, Gives Red s Benefit Concert Donna Sue Sanders--Louise Sch- neider Billie Blake Pile--Eliza Mac Free- man Phyllis Forsthove--Betty Gaston Cecelia Allen--Helen Whalen Victoria Worden--Virginia Kaem- merling Geraldine White--Pauline Spanke Some of the former members will participate: Evelyn Meyers--Marian Heinricks Theresa Rockenhaus -- Johanna Rockenhus Patricia Edelmann--Geneva Wolfe --Kathryn Edelmann Emma James Moore, Linquist, a graduate of St. Scholastica, will give an oration. Sister Julia--Director Samaritan Clan Dwindles As Elder Dies. Only 181 Now (N.C.W.C. Easter Suoplement) One of the elders of the fast dwindling Samaritan clan of Mt. Gerizim near Nablus, died in No- vember, thereby reducing to only 181 the Samaritan population of the country. The deceased, known as Shalom Marjan, aged 70, was reputed the only surviving author- ity on ancient Samaritan music, and an expert in the law of his disappearing race. The Society For The Propagation Of The Faith Palestrina Ciloir of St. Fort Smith, will be in a concert, on May the benefit of the Red The Glee Club will partici- the final numbers. in the concert will be ompositions ranging from times up to the pres- ay. The narrator will in- the effectiveness of the pro- by bringing to the audience Plete, vivid picture of each ltation. Palestrina Choir of St. Academy was organ- .a November, 1938. It gave ltia] program in December ae J irst public concert took Fel,ruary 19, 1939. Le Choir created a sensation t. Unique and' excellent per- a and earned for itself rent cities of concertizing in er States. of the State and is as follows: (Partners from left to Evans -- Annamae Weit- 1 Moore---5osephine Friga orengasser--Helen Greb Sharum--Florence Schnit- r nette Edelman -- Patty Bar- .rd'-Mary Borengasser nne Lehnen---Gene Wolz ! Ozark Paint & Wall Paper Company Distributors of: Enterprise Paints, Domestic and Imported Wall Paper PhOne 7320 1218 Garrison Avenue that went before and that follow- led, cried, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." Possibly some in that same CONGRATULATIONS Williams Hardware Co. ARCADE DEPT. STORE FURNITURE STORE MEN'S STORE PALM SUNDAY'S LESSON If one would desire a tangible proof of the fickleness of human nature let him turn to the XXI Chapter of the Gospel of St. Mat- I lthew and read the account of our I Redeemer's triumphal ent/-y into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sun- |lday. And a very great multi- [Itude spread their garments in the |lway; and others cut down boughs |[from the trees, and'strewed them |lin the way; and the multitudes In Benefit Concert for Red Cross throng were present outside Pi- late's palace the following Friday crying aloud "Crucify him", "We have no king but Caesar." Only four days elapsed between the two scenes but that was long enough to allow the mind of a fickle mob to make a complete reversal. It was for this reason that Christ's greatest throne was the Cross, where insincerity would find no foothold. NEWS OF ICELAND The presence of American troops in Iceland naturally focuses at- tention upon that remote island about which formerly little was known in this country. Now it may be interesting to know that the Bishop-elect of Iceland, Rev. Johannes Gunnarsson, S.M.M., is in the United States and will be consecrated here before he returns to his field of labors. Bishop-elect Gunnarsson is a native of Iceland, and, besides be- mg very zealous for the conversion of his own people, is also a tal- ented linguist, speaking English, German, Dutch, Danish and French. He belongs to the Dutch Province of the Company of Mary (Montfort Fathers) to which com- munity all the other priests work- ing with him also belong. POVERTY PERSONIFIED A letter just received from His Excellency, Bishop Collignon of Haiti, gives a pen picture of con- ditions in his Diocese. "I shall complete this week my first pastoral visit throughout Les Cayes," he writes. "In size it is about the area of Delaware and twice that of my own Rhode Is- land. According to my Vicar Gen- eral there are 630,000 Catholics here, yet I have but thirty priests to care for this immense and sym- pathetic population. Most of my curates must visit five and six chapels on horseback at least once a month. I visited a few of these chapelssome are without roof, benches, vestments. In a good number I saw but one white vest- ment serving for all our liturgical colors. "At present it is hardly pos- sible to complete these chapels," Bishop Collignon continues, "for the price of cement is too high and even planks are scarce. Trans- portation from the United States seems out of the question during the war. Still I am amazed at the work performed by the clergy. In each chapel you find a school, a Catholic teacher, night prayers regularly held' by laymen, etc. With new recruits, with the com- ing of religious from the United States and Canada, I hope to in- tensify our Catholicity among these beloved people of Haiti." PRECIOUS AUX/LIARIES In Central Africa the native sisterhoods constitute precious au- xiliaries, not only to the foreign nuns, but to the priests as well. This is particularly true of the Daughters of Mary, a congrega- tion trained by the White Sisters DALY MONUMENTAL WORKS00 ,00alor in the Su00hw00t 1005-07 Rogers Ave. '  Fort Smith, Arkansas t Fort Smith, Arkansas DAWSON 8, DAWSON Wholesale Distributors of STAG BEER "WE ENTERTAIN THE OZARKS" JEFFRIES AMUSEMENT CO. Operators and Distributors of COIN OPERATED MACHINES Phones: Office--7154 Nite--5512 If No Answer Call 5691 17 North Sixth Street Fort Smith, Arkansas Extra Dry Lager FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS lrt Sraith's Leading Home. Financing Institution First Federal Savings and Loan Association $24 Garrison Ave. Phone 5415 l Thaa 800 Loans on Homes in Fort Smith and Van Buren who are educated to become teach- ers, assistants in the hospitals, and placed in charge in cateehetical centers. "They have the African mind," stated Mother Theodora, Super- ioress of the White Sisters in the United States. "They can create a success where a foreign would create suspicion. Many times our priests must call upon these na- tive auxiliaries, who render an ever increasing aid in the conver- sion of the African people. The native Sister Mild'red is the Chief- tain of the Girl Scouts in Ur- ganda." NEW CHINESE PRIESTS A letter written November 25, 1941 has just been received here in America. It was sent by the Rector of the Regional Seminary of Tatungfu, Inner Mongolia, and announces the coming ordination of 14 Chinese priests. Undoubted- ly these new levites have mounted the altar many times since this letter was written for the ordina- tion was scheduled for the sum- rper of 1942. However there is one fact that impresses the read- er, namely, the steady growth of the native clergy despite the long war which has been carried on in China. Bombs continue to rain upon the cities of the once Flow- ery Kingdom but the work in the seminaries continues. This is the greatest guarantee for the future of the Church in China. A well-trained priesthood composed of the youth born of the co'untry fears no invasion and forms a bulwark against inter- nal dissention. It is for this rea- son that American aid for the edu- cation and support of such a clergy is so necessary at the present time The Apostles appreciated this necessity during the earliest days o Christianity and if we are to continue in their footsteps we must apply their methods. To- day, as in their time, the training of a zealous priest native to a mis- sion land, surpasses in importance the conversion of thousands of pagans. = : Mme. Chiang Kai Shek Greeted By Abp. Cantwell Los Angeles. (E) -- Madame Chiang Kai Shek was personally greeted by the Most Rev. John J. Cantwell, Archbishop of Los An- geles, during her visit here. His Excellency met the distinguished Chinese visitor at a special recep- tion in the Ambassador Hotel ar- ranged by the local Chinese con- sul, T. K. Chang, and Mrs. Chang. He also delivered the invocation at a banquet held in the Fiesta room bf the Ambassador. Betty Quon, 15 year-old Chinese Catholic girl was selected by the Chinese residents of Los Angeles for the honor of presenting Ma- dame Chiang with a huge bouquet of flowers upon her arrival. Betty is a student at the Chinese 'Equal Rights' Imperils Safety Says NCCW Pres. Washington. (--If more women were aware of what they stand to lose by the adoption of the pend- ing "Equal Rights" Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, they would oppose it more vigorously, Mrs. Robert A. Angelo, President of the National Council of Catholic Women, said in a state- ment issued here today. "More and more women are go- ing into industry with each pass- ing day," Mrs. Angclo declared. !"It is the duty of industry to pro- tect and guard them against in- juries. "At the present time, however, although the 'Equal Rights' Amendment is only in Committee, land has not yet been referred to i either the House or the Senate for final consideration, much less to the States for ratification, some em- ployers are holding back in pro- viding safeguard's against injuries, in providing the ordinary com- forts which a woman should have in the industrial field. They know that if the 'Equal Rights' Amend- Catholic Center established here two years ago by the Rev. John F. Cowhig, St. Columban's So- ciety missionary and a native of Ireland who spent five years in China. More than 100 children of the center sang the Chinese national anthem at Mine. Chiang's appear- ance in the Hollywood Bowl, where she delivered an address. guards will be wiped out and they will not be bound legally to pro- vide them. ! "The adoption of the 'Equal Rights' Amendment would mean i that women, and society generally, i would have to adopt or devise oth- er means to safegtmrd the future ;mothers of America, just what re- medies who can say. Should Study Conditions "Women generally should be- come aware of conditions in their community, learn what safeguards ere being provided for their pro- tection, and then ask themselves, 'Do we want these safeguards wiped out?' If there are laws in :the States which are genuinely prejudicial to women, then they should start a vigorous campaign !to correct these discriminations. "Why should we adopt an Amendment to the Constitution to correct abuses within the States? Putting all responsibility upon the Federal Government will eventual- ly weaken the fibre of our citi- zens. They will pass on the re- sponsibility and lose interest in those issues which directly con- cern their lives. "And putting all responsibility upon the Federal Government, as this Amendment would wherever any law concerning men or wo- men was concerned, would break down our system of government, which is a federation of State sov- ereignties." In addition the adoption of the Amendment, Mrs. Angelo asserted, would result in "Confusion in the courts" to determine what stand- ards should apply in the granting of equal rights to men and women. EASTER GREETINGS Since 1901, Eads Brothers Furniture Company has sought to make the Homes of Arkansas more comfort- able and liveable. I00ADS BROTHERS FURNITURE COMPANY Retail and Wholesale Distributors FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS Leo Hammer Chas. C. Futral EASTER GREETINGS to Bishop John B. Morris and Bishop Albert L Fletcher Patrick Shoe Co. Good Shoes for Everybody 913 Garrison Avenue Phone 5221 FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company Manager, Arkansas Dsvmon Fort Smith, Arkansas