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PAGE TWO LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, APRIL 23, ! 943 Msgr. Gallagher Sends In Historic Chalice In Response To Call I From Our Most Rev. Bishop For Vessels For The Armed Forces ' added security that the Chalice iis:::!!r! :i: i? :. : :! :r ::i :  i :ii  i } i !: Ouardian Phoo I Gallagher said that this Chalice along the southwestern border of Little Rock. The remarkable story of a new historic Chalice came to light recently in re- sponse to an appeal sent out by the Most Reverend Bishop for Chalices to supply chaplains in the armed forces. Pictured here on this page is the solid silver Chalice and its gold lined cup that was already old in 1898 when Bishop Fitz- gerald gave it to the Right Rev- erend Monsignor Augustus P. Gal- lagher who was then, and still is, pastor of St. Agnes' Church in Mena, Arkansas. Monsignor Gallagher, on for- warding this prized article to the Chancery Office for use in the armed services said that the tin container, chamois lined, especial- ly showed age and long use 45 years ago. He used the Chalice for 17 years in his Mission work in Southwestern Arkansas. Because the chalice was com- pletely demountable, it was very convenient to pack ill his small bag. The cup and the base un- screw, and the stem can be placed in the bottom in such a way that the entire Chalice takes up no more room than a small cup. Everything fits into the metal con- taine snuggly. When asked to tell something of its use and history, Monsignor in the service of the Missions of the Diocese had ridden on freight cars, hand cars, broken down bug- gies, had been tied to saddles, gone muleback over rough roads, mountains, valleys, day and night. 4VIonsignor Gallagher, Dean of the Southwestern Mission District for many years, had the entire dssionary territory stretching from Fort Smith to Texarkana EASTER GREETINGS M. O. Branton GENERAL CONTRACTORS 346 Gazette Bldg. Phone 4-4828 Little Rock, Ark. DEPARTMENT STORES Washington & Main, N. L. R.. 515 Center, Little Rock Conway, Morrilton, Paris, Camden EASTER GREETINGS COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK Member F.D.I.C. EASTER GREETINGs Kern'Limerick, Inc. the state. In 1915 this territory began to be broken up as new priests were available for ap- pointment by the Bishop. What the history of the Chalice was before it came to him, Mon- signor Gallagher said he did not know, although it must have been most interesting. It certainly had a harder life with the earlier missionaries because travel con- ditions were still more awful and wearing. Monsignor speaks of the Chalice as a dear friend, for in those early :days it was kept close to his side. Thieves and rough characters were plentiful everywhere he went, and he had to be watchful of all his altar supplies, and especially so of the precious Chalice. The Chancery Office reports the receipt of many Chalices, large and small, that have been for- warded to the Chaplains' Aid which operates under the author- ity of the Most Reverend John F. O'Hara, C.S.C., D:D., Military Delegate of the Armed Forces of the United States. This one Chalice, because of its historical value to the Diocese, has been held back, and at pres- ent a special request, has been made to Bishop O'Hara. Bishop Fletcher has asked that, in the event that this cher- ished Chalice be turned' over to the Army's Aid, it be sent to the key. Francis X. Murphy, one of our own Diocesan priests, who is now serving in the armed forces in New Guinea. Not only would it be a wonderful keepsake for Chaplain Murphy, but it would be FLOWERS "For Sentiment and Wear" FUNERAL FLOWERS A SPECIALTY Day or Night Phone 3-4191 Mrs. C. L. Tipton, Mgr. Member T.D.S. COLONIAL FLOWER SHOP 2017 Kavanaugh Little Rock Known Throughout the Mid-South as ' DIAMOND SPECIALISTS CAVE'S JEWELERS 102 E. Capitol, Little Rock. Easter Greetings Brown's Little Rock, Arkansas would again be returned to the Diocese some day, as a reminder of the earlier days. ANNIViRSARY (Continued from page 1) 1920, his zeal and application to the arduous duties assigned him won him many honors. The title, Very Reverend Monsignor was bestowed on Bishop Fletcher by the late Holy Father in 1929, and five years later he was elevated to the rank of Domestic Prelate. As Vicar General he travelled extensively about the Diocese, often times to isolateff Missions to celebrate Mass and administer the i Sacraments. He has been largely responsible for the success 0f the women's re- treat movement in the Diocese. No greater glory could have come to His Excellency, Our Most Reverend Bishop, than the ap- pointment of a native Arkansan to assist in administering the af- fairs of the Diocese--One whom he had seen grow in spiritual grace from young manhood to his present lofty position; no finer tribute could be paid to Arkansas. German official-" Restrict Catholic Mission Activity Vatican City. (IA restriction of Catholic Activities in behalf of the Missions and on Catholic war .work has been imposed by the police of Germany, a Vatican radio broadcast has just reported. The Vatican radio said ec- clesiastical authorities in Ger- many have bQen told by the po- lice of that country that Catholic i mission work and Catholic war work must be considered in the same category as religious cere- monies and must be confined to those hours before 8 o'Clock in the morning and after 7 o'clock in the evening. Bake Shop "Call Us For Your Special Orders" 1608 W. 14th St. Ph. 5809 Little Rock Msgr. Gallagher --Guardian Photo Mena.--Pictured above is the Benediction By Bishoo Ireton At Dedication C on Memorial Washington. (E) Following is the test of the Benediction deliv- ered by the Most Rev. Peter L. Ireton, Coadjutor Bishop of Rich- mond, at the dedication of the national memoraI to Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declara- i tion of Independence. O merciful God, gra'nt that we eagerly desire, carefully search out, truthfully acknowledge and ever perfectly fulfill all things hich are pleasing to Thee, to the praise and glory of Thy Name Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. P. Gallagher," V.F., who has been pastor of St. Agnes' Church, Mesa, for near- ly 46 years. Monsignor Gal- lagher was in charge of the mis- sion territory between Fort Smith and Texarkana, with missions at Hartford, Hunting- ton, DeQueen, Horatio, White Cliffs, Lockesburg, Foreman, and Winthrop. He made sick calls throughout 10,O00 square miles of rough, mountainous country. In spite of the hardships of his missions, he has built one of the most beautiful little Church- es in the Diocese. Monsignor Gallagher will commemorate his 46th Anniver- sary as pastor of St. Agnes par- fish, Mena, next October 19: Significant is the comparison that he will have labored almost a half century when the Dio- cese celebrates its centenary next November of this year. Sodality Affiliations St. Louis, Mo.An even half hundred Sodalities were affiliated with the Prima Primarta in Rome in March, according to an announcement by The Queen's Work here, national Sodality sec- retariate, through the applica- tions were cleared. their dominions; men of power and endued with thei dew, showing forth in the i hets the dignity of prophet.' ruling over the present land by the strength of wisd0: structing the people in most :words. Men rich in virtuei qng beautifulness; living at in their houses. All these gained glory in their and were praised in thei They that were born of left a name behind them, Thou hast by Thy Holy Spirit, their praises might be through Thy revealed word, giv- Their bodies are buried' in en us the example and bidden us and their name liveth unt hold in reverence Thy chosen ones eration and generation" who prepared the way for the chap. 44). .,1 New Dispensation, the Coverant Confident of Thy good plY:| that was to come. O Lord, we unite in praise[ "Let us praise men of renown benediction to the memory l.[ and our fathers in their genera- great man, genius in intell tione PICA TONI_ _ _ _ _ on page  "1! EASTER GRF'ETINGs Little Rock Fish & Oyster Co, "Wholesale Only" 400 East Markham Street Little Rock, Arkansas ADOLF... ? ,/ you can't shnt ont that00,hHm It's the hum or machines at work on American production lines .... turning out war supplies to defeat you, and Hirohito, and Benito .... to free the world from dictators such as you! Sure, you got the jump on us. But now we're rolling .... and you can't win a mechanized war against the most highly mechan- ized nation on earth. Your system o state slavery cannot com- pete with our way of life that respects the rights of individuals. Our system rewards citizens for Initiative. It has given our people the highest living standard in the world. Under this system of free enterprise, the electric industry has been enabled to give folks about twice as much electricity for their money aS they got a dozen years ago. Our company planned ahead and was ready to meet tremendously increased demands for wartime electric power.., and we now are planning to help make Arkansas a better, more prosperous state alter the wart ............ ARKANSAS P.OW00R & LIGHT CO.