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PAGE SIX 'Mercy Villa', Home For Retired Ladnes At Ft. Smith, Now Completed Fort Smith.--'Mercy Villa,' Fort Smith's Home for Retired Ladies, which opened last fall near the city limits adjoining the property of the Hardscrabble Country Club, is now completely furnished and renovated. What was at one time a beauti- ful residence, has been transformed into a suitable home. The com- fortable rooms, spacious and fit- ted throughout with attractive furniture, are equipped to fur- nish living quarters for ten guests. Private or double rooms are so arranged that none of the home is overcrowded. The residence can easily be further remodeled to care for additional guests. This work was made possible by the encouragement and blessing of His Excellency, Our Most Rev- erend Bishop. One of the main changes made was to remodel the dining room into an appropriate chapel. A liturgical altar for the little chapel was made in Fort Smith. With the kind permission of the Most Reverend Bishop, the Blessed Sacrament is kept there, and Holy Mass is offered frequently in the chapel by the priests of Ft. Smith. The full length reception room is located on the East side. Guests have every convenience of home; life in the first community of, its kind in the diocese. In all, the grounds comprise 10 acres of land, five of which are under cultivation. Already a 'vic- tory garden' and a chicken ranch have been put in this spring, The Sisters have secured the valuable services of Mr. and Mrs. John Simmons from Barling, who take care of the place. Recently three additional acres have been purchased across Sky Line Drive to protect the future scenic view of Sunny Side Drive. At present there is room for ad- ditional guests at the home, and information, regarding conditions and rates can be had by writing Sister Mary Ignatius, Mercy Villa, Fort Smith. A private automobile is avail- able at all times for the conven- ience of the home, in addition to public transportation facilities. The large house and spacious grounds have an attractive and restful appearance. Overlooking the center expanse of Massard Prairie 'Mercy Villa' is prominent on one of the highest and most pleasant spots of Sunnyside Cliff Drive that travels along the inter- esting edge of hills which are so plentiful in this section of Fort Smith. Later, after the duration the house will be expanded to Include rooms, for additional guests. Advertisements In Jerusalem Reflect U .S. Troops There (N.C.W.C. Easter Svpplement) Residents of Jerusalem say the advertising columns of the local English-language newspaper re- flect the trends of the times in the Holy City. Of late advertisements have quoted prices in American dollars, and other notices publicize guide-books which they say will prove very helpful to sightseeing American troops. Still other ad- vertisements invite the "Yanks" to patronize this or that restaurant for, some "real American" steaks, pies, etc. MARY C. KELLY REAL ESTATE---INSURANCE FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS q r , ' ' ' ' i CONGRATULATIONS WORTZ BISCUIT CO. FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS ay HOLSUM Arkansas We Kindly Solicit Your Business ESTIMATES FREE PETIT JEAN LUMBER & SUPPLY COMPANY 60 South Sixth St. FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS Shelby Crawford Joe Ahlert Laverne Shepherd Miss Martha Ahlert Mrs. Lucille Crawford THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 23, 1943 Missions Are Real Link Between U. S. And China, Says Maryknoll Superior in Address to C.Y.W.C. New York. (E) -- The Missions are the real link between China and the United States, the Most Rev. James E. Walsh, Superior General of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, de- clared yesterday at the annual Communion breakfast of the Ca- tholic Young Women's Club in the grand ballroom of the Wal- dorf Astoria Hotel. "The American soldiers and sailors who go to China will find friends in the most unexpected places, and it may sometimes hap- pen that they will need them," said Bishop Walsh, who was a missionary in China from 1919 to 1936. "if so, it will be bread return- ing on the waters for the generos- ity of America to the mission cause. The missions are the real link between the two countries. They have made us well and favorably known to China, and they have been the principal means of mak- ing China known to us. They made us friends before we were allies, and we are better allies be- cause we were already friends. They make better friends than open doors, dollar diplomacy, equal treages, and trade agreements, although those partial measures are indeed helpful and good in themselves. They make better friends because they make broth- ers." Best Approach To Peace The mission is the best approach to world progress and' world peace ;becausb it offers to the peoples of the world the only real founda- tion of peace and progress--moral principle and spiritual truth, Bishop Walsh said. "Send them missioners and' we shan't need to send them soldiers," he added. "If you wish to persuade the people of the world to live in har- mony and brotherhood, to regu- late their internal and external affairs with justice and modera- tion, to develop good government, to respect international obligations, to vindicate human rights, to grow wise in and through the promotion of human welfare, to grow great in and through the majesty of law and the inviolability of moral principle, and thus to promote and conserve their own peace and that of the world, we do not think you 'Mercy Villa', Fort Smith, Arkansas Swiss Secular Paper Praises : ........... ............. Pope's Appeal For Christian " ' Peace, States Church Must Agree i Vatican City. (E) Ttle fact that cal movement, have also bee /!ii] in all talks relating to post-war cupied with the problem and problems both the United Nations outlined proposals for me and the Axis, with rare exceptions, churches' participation in the treat only of the economic and so- program. cial aspects of the problem, ignor- Admitting that profound ing the spiritual aspect, is la- agreement still exists among mented in an article which has churches on theological, e{ { just appeared in the Gazette de and practmal grounds, the Lausanne, a Swiss Protestant pub- Protestant publication asserts lication, for the first time in The article praises the efforts churches are in a position to put forward by His Holiness Pope a common stand and to Pius XII, especially his four common testimony on tion of the true Christmas Messages, which it says are receiving world-wide acclaim, peace. It is noted that in his 1939 Christ- Comparison of the mas Message, the Holy Father de- of the world-wide council fined the five fundamental points the Holy Father's Christmas of a just and honorable peace; sage, the publication states, that he developed these principles firms the fact that the in his Christmas Messages of 1940 agreement of all Christians and 1941, and that he dedicated his defense of Christian 1942 Christmas Message to the es- and on the essential sential conditions of internal which constitute a peace in individual states, are not impossibilities. The Gazette de Lausanne says it The peace will be Christi1 Directives For is impossible to dissociate the it will be no peace, Gasd Spiritual First economic aspect of the post-war Lausanne declares. But, the problem from the spiritual, as both lication continues, a ChX Aid P bli h d are closely bound together. "In peace implies a common W U S e other words," it asserts, "Europe the part of all disciples of I will find equilibrium and peace to realize that the separati will find any instrument adequate Dubuque 0C)  In accordance only if it returns to the sole order the churches does not P o for the task except the message with a recent pastoral by the Most built on immovable foundations Europe, or the world, from  label of the missions." Rev. Francis J. L. Beckman, Arch- and capable of saving it from the ing a new life on a Christian l.est A letter from Madame Chiang bishop of Dubuque, regarding death that is ravaging it: the  rq Kai Shek to the Rev. Thomas Ma- Spiritual First Aid, a set of direc- Christian order." Engli h eol lone of this city, thanking him for tives has been compiled by the S ' O the care by Catholic Foreign Mis- Rev. Francis Phelan, chaplain of The publication says the church- quartersSiners to theMaryknoll,war orphanSy., in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, here, es have not ceased since the out- W th G Mp k l :'  China hangs in a place of honor and published in The Witness, of- break of the war to study the ru rou i on the walls of the Society's head- ficial archdiocesan newspaper, necessary conditions for a just and S N 2 at N. Bish- The directions provide: durable peace. It add's that' the eta ew ar ca :a Christmas Messages of Pope Pius op Walsh said. When the sick or injured person XII are well known, but what is London. )-- Through He paid tribute to the United is a Catholic: less known is the fact that Pro- Truth Society pamphlets China Relief for raising money to Upon hearing of serious illness testant churches in Europe and been increased in price fror  assist the millions of war sufferers or accident, before going to the America, adhering to the ecumeni- pence (4c) to three pence,,_,l; ] in China. scene, call the nearest priest and during the year 1942 reach  Missioners In Relief Work upon reaching the scene attempt to a Catholic: highest total in the 58-year I,,k "But it is likewise worth noting ascertain the injured person's re- If the injured desires to become tory of the Society. that the practical application of ligion--if the injured is a Catho- a Catholic, summon a priest, but The new high record is Lgb.Jt4' ' the aid has depended in good lic, make certain a priest is called, if he is in danger of death baptize an increase of nearly 70,0 bg measure upon the functioning of Help the injured person to pray him conditionally. The directive the previous year's total. A, the missioners already on the by trying to get him, if possible, to emphatically states the faith of a The price was raised about. ' ground and strongly armed with say an Act of Perfect Contrition; sincere non-Catholic should not be weeks after the year had' st of by saying the Act with him if disturbed at critical moments, but so that practically all the 'B a nong necessary; or if the injured can- the procedure of having him say, were at the increased figu not speak, say the Act in his ear saying for him and repeating the Books and more highly t day, and tell him to follow it in his shortened Act of Perfect Contri- pamphlets issued by the rmed mind, and if the injured is uncon- tton is recommended. In the case are not included in the tot alr .1 I laces scious or dying, say the Act in his of a seriously injured child, bap- There is a big demand for v.][ have times.ear slowly or repeat it several tism is recommended, pamphlets among the forcesA, re same The directives emphasize that i" W-------  t s the the shortened form of the Act il find should be used and the injured o A. every- should not be tired with too many I. and too lengthy prayers. BY-Jl Fu I standers should be encouraged to neral H ! ome /pray for him. 1 S____ I When the sick or injured is not FORT SMITH, ARKAN their wide acquaintanceship among the people," he continued. "In China at the present day, the representatives of our armed forces are penetrating into places where Catholic missioners spent their lives and I presume they will do so increasingly as the war progresses. They will find the missioners literally where and they will find them en- gaged in active programs of wel- fare for the people. The relief work alone that the missioners are carrying out for the war re- fugees, dislocated families and other needy and destitute people, is on a very large scale. Inci- dentally, the Catholic and Pro- testant missioners together with the Chinese Government itself have in most of these areas a vir- tual monopoly of this work be- cause they are the only large groups of men and women avail- able on the ground in numbers Practically all our Maryknoll priests and Sisters are engaged in this relief work to some extent and a considerable number of them are full-time operatives in charge of all the work in their areas, some of them representing both the Chinese Government and the United China Relief as super- visors." ' 'EASTER GREETINGS .... IW Secrest Prmtmg Company IIIIJ CONSTANT IN O'S I]lll DELICIOUS SANDWICHES BEST BEER IN TOWN . Real ltlan Spaghetti and Meat Balls EASTER GREETINGS Harry G. Barr Co. Building Specialists Fort Smith, Arkansas FORT SMITH CHAIR CO. R.M.B. Produce Co. 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