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He|ena'++Counci'+l'-H0-st+++to-K-n'ights of Columbus at 34t l II , Mission Center In Southeast Arkansas . :+ = Entertainment For M+,o Center In Southeast Arkansas  Visitors Planned o,d Gentleman Anlnspiratiot"i;i Helena A full program to entertain delegates, Knights and visitors at the 34th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus of Arkansas will be in effect Sunday and Monday, said Grand Knight Jos. Etoch, in issuing an invitation. The convention will open Sunday morning with the proces- sion to St. Mary's Church, whe're Holy Mass will be celebrated by the Knights' chaplain, the Rev. Jas. E. O'Connell. Luncheon will be held at the Habib Cafe at i 2 o'clock. Exemplification of the three degrees of Columbianism will take place at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. The banquet, to high- light the convention, will be To Address Knights served by ladies of St. Mary's parish and senior altar society. The chicken dinner will be open to all visitors. Guest speakers will be Major Roy A. MeMillan, public relations officer at Camp Robin- son, Ark. With the interest of the Knights in the armed forces of our nation, Major McMillan, a sea- soned newspaperman, should be entertaining and enlightening. Convention proceedings on Mon- day morning will take place at i0 o'clock, following celebration of Mass at St. Mary's by Father O'Connell. Convention headquar- ters will be the Cleburne Hotel. State Deputy Albert C. Ernst, Pine Bluff, will preside. Visiting ladies will be entertained at a luncheon Monday noon, followed by a card party and picture show ,Oe Courage Need Of World, .... Says Speaker Guest speaker at the banquet highlighting the Knights of Columbus convention in Hel- ena Sunday night will be Maj. Roy A. McMillan, of the pub- lic relations office at Camp Robinson. A reporter and photographer in World War 1, Maj. McMillan has had exten- sive newspaper experience. 4:$_ Prelate Thanks night in the "Catholic Hour." U. S. For Relief Of Father Slavin said the "fun- damental threat to the freedom which men must have in order to Distressed English Washington (IC)--A radiogram sent by His Eminence Arthur Car- dinal Hinsley, Archbishop of West- minster, on behalf of the assem- bled Bishops of England and Wales, expressing gratitude to the Hier- archy of the United States for "generous relief of war distress" was received today by the Most Rev. Edward Mooney, Archbishop  of Detroit, and chairman of the administrative board of the Na- tional Catholic Welfare Confer- ence. On various occasions in recent months the Bishops of the United States have made substantial sums available for relief of war suf- ferers in Great Britain under Catholic auspices. The message from the annual assembly of the Bishops of Eng- land and Wales was received as the N. C. W C. Administrative Board of Archbishops and' Bishops was holding its annual spring meeting. The radiogram from Cardinal Hinsley to Archbishop Mooney said: "Please convey Bishops, clergy and people U.iS. A. deep grati- tude for generous relief of war distress of our flock. Now, as al- ways, we stand united with you for justice, Christian liberty and victory of our Faith. Your devoted brothers, Archbishops and Bish- ops of England and Wales in an- nual assembly." 'Week Against Blasphemy' Observed in Canada Rimouski, Que. (E)--The week of April 12 was organized as a "week against blasphemy" by Cathol!c travelling salesmen here and carets were distributed in public pIaces and stores calling attention to the campaign. The cards advised: "Cit- izens, never blaspheme. Blasphemy only brings down evil on you, your family and your country." _ Fentress Mortuary be human has staggered us." Na- tions have become marionettes obeying the slightest wish of the Axis powers," he declared. "Coun- tries have been cruelly sacked by the violence and repine not: only by Hitler hordes but also of the double-crossers within those countries; men made free by God have been reduced to slavery, and even that freedom of spirit which no man nor devil can take from them has surrendered to fear. "Then there is the threat pre- sented to the humanity of man by sin. When fear plunges men and' women into the dull round of the passions they throw away the i last vestige of humanity, for sin chains a man to things beneath him. Held by the bonds of sin, such a man is afraid to enter the house of his own soul, afraid to know the heights to which he can climb. Instead of stretching for the stars he is condemned to the awful terror of struggling in the quicksand. .-- "The virtue which beats off all such threats is Courage. The cow- ard either lives in constant fear or supinely shakes off his human- ity by waving the white flag of submission." Asserting that for Americans "the path ahead will be rough, the ground hilly," Father Slavin said "prayer is the powerful instru- ment which will gird our loins with courage." "The future will be hard," he added, "but prayer will raise our eyes to pierce the gloom and see the figure of Christ stand- ing beside us. His love will pierce the inmost walls of our heart and light them with courage. His en- icouragement will bring new strength to our souls. He and ] , alone will lead us out of the ni of depression and fear to victory over ourselves." Former Texas College Head Dies at Canadian Seminary Toronto. (IC).--The Rev. Thomas Vincent Moylan, C. S. B., a for- mer superior of St. Basil's College, Waco, Texas., and later a vice- president of Assumption College at Windsor, Ont., died at St. Basil's Seminary here, where he had been stationed for the past 12 years ...... "The Only Establtshment In Western Arkans detdaned, built and dedi- =tsd exclusively for Funernl Slr- ICES, PHONE 6178 BILL SCHMIDT AUTO-PARTS & TIRE CO. " PARTS FOR ALL CARS "k Vulcanlzlng - Retreading $08-I0 Towson Ave. 4147 Fort Sm/th, Ark. L. L. JONES Furniture Co. Helping Build Better American Homes Dealers In New and Used Furniture : Phone No. 87 McGehee, Arkansas I I I II I Ill I I I IIH St. Winand's Church, McGchee, is the center of a wide mis:ioa territory in Southeast Arkansas. The school, directed by the Benedictine Sisters, and th', rectory are situated on the same ground plot. Assisting the Rev. Chas. Stanowski, pastor, in his missies activi[ies, is the Rev. Joseph King, sta- tioned at St. Mary's Hospital, Dermott. St. Scholastica to Observe National Music Week May 7 On Thursday, May 7th at 8 p. m. the St. Scholastica Music De- partment will present students in recital. The program will consists of piano, solos, piano duos and quartets. The voice department pre- sents vocal solos, duets, trios, quartets and sixtets. Special features Will be the presentation of the Palestrina Choir and Glee Clubs. The public is invited. Mount Auditorium Tonight Little Rock--The 1942 gradua- [be decorated in the patriotic colors tion class of Catholic High will!of red, white and blue. p sponsor their annual senior ball Dancing to the music of the 'this evening at Mount St. Mary's!Monticello A. and M. Collegmns, auditorium. Every senior and un- will begin at 9 o'clock and continue :der graduate looks upon this an-ire one. The Collegians boast of nual dance as the biggest event of;having 15 fine musicians in their the school year. Plans have been organization. The program for the made to make this the most elab- evening will include four "no orate ball ever put on by the sen- break" dances and an alumnae, iors at Catholic High. The hall will i senior, junior and St. Mary's spec- ial. Quisling Takes Over Churches Of, Norway London ;--Radio advices re- ceived here by short wave from Sweden and telegraphic dispatches from Berne, Switzerland, state that Vidkun Quisling has seized control of the Norwegian State Church but that German Nazi pressure has balked his proposed wholesale arrest of the Lutheran clergymen who resigned when the campaign of oppression was launched. Swedish sources said none of the 1,100 resigned clergymen re- sumed their duties on Sunday, the day when an ultimatum demand- ing their return became effective. Services were held in only about 20 of the 1,000 churches. In taking over control of the State Church, Quisling supplanted The senior's grand march is to be led by the class officers. , Raymond Kemp, ball chairman, is ably assisted by his committee composed of William Geiger, May- :nard Walton, Edward Mooney, Raymond Hanggi and Bernard O'Malley. Tickets for the dance can be bought from any member of tim senior class. 50 playlets Dramatizing Catechism Are Published Conception, Me. ()--The De- fenders of the Faith here are pub- lishing a series of 50 playlets for children, which are dramatiza- tions of the Catechism. The playlets are the script of the dramatizations prepared for the "Children's Hour," a series of transcriptions for radio use ar- ranged by the Defenders of the Faith. The playlets range from dramatic discussions of the Lord's Prayer through the Command- ments to the Sacraments. Air Raid Precautions Taken By McGehee McGehee--Father Charles Stan- owski, pastor of St. Winand's par- ish, McGehee, gives an account of his school's organization fox the emergency. Air raid flrills and' precautions with the children under the direc- tion of the Benedictine Sisters are well organized He himself has been appointed a director in the U. S. O. organization at McGehee, which will be officially establish- ed on May 11 when Major Thomp- son, public relations officer of Lit- tle Rock will come to McGehee to complete the installation of the club. Father Stanowski, assisted by the Rev. Joseph King of Dermott is in charge of extensive mission territory ranging from the Louis- iana line up as far as Gould and over to the Mississippi river. Prin- ciple missions include Warren Dermott, Hamburg and Monticello. Campaign Against Profanity Spreads Among Australians Melbourne, Australia. (E) -- The journal Catholic Worker, which enjoys popularity among the Aus-i tralian troops, notes encouraging l signs of the success of the cam- paign to discourage the use of pro- fanity among the armed forces. Catholics in militia units, the" paper says, have joined in a move- ment to purge their speech of pro- fane words and' are receiving co- operation from Protestant groups and individuals. Dr. Purcell to Address History Teachers' Group Frederick, Md. (E)--The Rev. Dr. Richard ,I. Purcell, of the Cath- olic University of America, Wash- ington, D. C., will speak on "The American .Way of Life" at the 39th annual spring meeting here of the Mid'dle States Association of His- tory and Social Science Teachers, today. Dr. Purcell is President of the association. Bishop Eivand Berggrav as chair- man of the assembly Bishop Berg- gray has been arrested and it was reported he would be sent to a German concentration camp. Three other Bishops are reported to have been arrested. Make freque-acts of faith and pray for the conservation of that virtue in yourself. Corder-Reynolds Oil Company Filling Station Phone No. 8 McGehee, Arkansas + COMPLIMENTS oF 1 Mr. and Mrs. Dave Meyer | Phone 54 McGehee, Arkansas. SUN LIGHT GROCERY McGehee, Arkansas JOHNSON LUMBER COMPANY DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF Builders Supplies, Farm Implements And Coal McGEHEE, ARKANSAS McGe]btee Ban[ McGehee, Ark. McGEHEE LUMBER COMPANY BUILDING MATERIALS Phone 10 McGehee, Arkansas W. T. FARRELL STORES McGehee, Arkansas : ili -- McGehee--Out in a little log hetxc/ailmedso'GoYt:e:ti cabin on a 150-acre farm near Hamburg, Ark., is an unusual story about a remarkable old man in his 98th year. Erect and nimble of body and looking half his years, ,lohn Sweeney is the only mem- ber of his large Catholic family still at the homestead where he has lived since he was 12 years of age. Father Charles Stanowski of McGehee tells the story. On one of his recent trips with Father Jo- seph King through their exten- sive mission territory in South- east Arkansas, he came upon this grand old gentleman somewtat by mere chance. The two priests were given a lead and they found the log cabin No one was home at first and they opened the door to look around. There in this im- maculately kept cabin were pic- tures of our Blessed Mother and the Sacred Heart on each side of a large crucifix Immediately they knew they had found a truly Cath- olic home. It was not long before they noticed Mr. Sweeney making his way to the cabin to see who had come to visit him. When the old gentleman aw the two priests olic priests." :. r From here the story Mr. Sweeney recounted 't came to this country from k with his father at the age'4.l For 50 years hiSoWaSr the Catholic family a und. I-ItS. dren all staunch Cathoht=Jl'.'m married now live in thre ;1 ent states. Mr. Sweeney butes the blessings on _1 and family to his daily re,z:2 of the Most Holy Rosary. I-le._+l] all his children, their religa ..ll_  wife died four years Father Stanowski Father King are giving terest to their At Monticello it is in the not too far they will be able to establishment of a sion and plans for a Father King has his St. Mary's Hospital, The Life of Grace comes through the Sacraments. lar in going to Holy Communion at least month. Australians Flee After Air Raid at Mass Melbourne, Australia (E)--After an arduous journey, made on foot, in coal 'trucks and crowded trains, the Most Rev. Gsells, Bishop of Darwin, nuns of the Darwin area, and half-caste and native girls in their charge succeeded in reaching safety in the south from the air raids on the northern city. Tide party began its trek south after an air raid occurred during l as Mass celebrated by Bishop 'Gsells. After the Mass, general I absolution was given to the group and the southward journey begun. The first night was spent in the open-air and' the Bishop heard confessions, sitting in a hollow log. The group continued their journey in a coal trucks and trains, with the discomforts of the trip greatly eased by the spirit of uni- Versal kindness that prevailed. : Every visit we make to the Blessed Sacrament can furnish op- portunity for a check-up on our progress in meekness. Have we tried to resemble the Master dur- ing the day? In what did we fail and how often? Corn Of BECK DRUG STO00 HOWEL00I DRUD?uSTs PHONE 179 Pine St. McGeheer  Mosehy's Grocery & Where Courtesy, Quality and Service Count WE DELIVER , Phone 77 McGehee, DESHA GROCERY WHOLESALE GROCERS We Feature Light Crust and Peacock Flour McGEHEE, ARKANSAS WITH BEST WISHES N. A. MANSOUR GROCERIES - DRY GOODS GENERAL MERCHANDISE McGEHEE, ARKANSAS I / Compliments of | Smith Hardware & Furniture C0[ Phone 279 McGehee, ArkanssS Selman's Grocery GROCERIES- FRESH MEATS FEED PHONE 107--McGEHEE, ARKANSAS Federal Compress Warehouse Co. McGehee, Arkansas