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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, MAY 7, 1943 Conway Merchants And Subscribers Show Loyalty To The 6uardi Mother of Priests, Nun, And 3 In Armed Service, Honored Washington. 00-- The selection of Mrs. Leo A. Dehner, of Burling- ton, Is., as the "Catholic Mother of 1943" by the National Catholic Conference on Family Life was announced. Mrs. Dehner is the mother of eight children. Of her six sons, two are priests --the Rev. Eugene Dehner and the Rev. Lambert Dehner. Three sons are in the armed service; Thomas, 25, now in the Near East with the Army Engineers; Leo, 23, aviation radio man with the Navy in the South Pacific, and Bernard, 22, aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps now awaiting call to active duty. Her young- est child, Raymond, 11, attends St. John's School in Burlington. One daughter is Sister Ada of the Eucharist, at Carmel of the Trin- ity, San Diego. The other daugh-: ter, Mary Katharine, now Mrs. John L. McNassar, resides in Burlington and is the mother of four children. Announcement of the seiection of Mrs. Dehner was made here by Miss Mary Callahan, President of the National Catholic Conference on Family Life. The choice is an- nounced each year on May 4, the Feast of St. Monica, patroness of Christian mothers. A medal from the Shrine of Christian Mother- hood at St. Augustine, Fla., will be presented to Mrs. Dehner. Mrs. Dehner was born Clestine Miller in the parish in which she and her husband reared their fam- ily. She was baptized, received her First Holy Communion, was confirmed and married in St, John's Church. This is true also of her husband. They will soon celebrate their thirtieth wedding anniversary. "It would be folly," said the wo- man chosen as ,the "Catholic Mother of 1943/' to say that all has been sunshine during the 30 years. There was the general run of up and downs which one encounters during the process of raising a family, but, when we reach the place in life where we can see the fruits of our labors and sacrifices, the difficulties and hardships are overshadowed by the joys and happiness derived from it all. "Our home was always teem- ng with activity. There was never a dull moment for any of us. Our home now seems quite empty, but we are not alone---we still have little Raymond. "God has always been so den- erous with us and has blessed us so abundently. In His kind provi- dence He blessed us with Ray- mond ten years after our seventh child was born. No greater bles- ing could have befallen our home. We are proud of the family God gave us and we thank Him for the success with which He has. bless- ed our efforts." The medal last year was award- ed to Mrs. Peter W. Bartholome, mother of the Most Rev. Peter W. Bartholom, Coadjutor Bishop of St. Cloud; the Rev. John Bartho- lome, of Wabasha, Minn., and nine other children. Nurse Wed Where Requiem Mass Held For Her New York. (E)---Helen Jurewitz, Red Cross nurse, was married to Sergeant John J. Curran, U.S.A., in St: Patrick's Cathedral before the same altar at which a Re- quiem Mass was celebrated for her less than a year ago. By a coincidence, the Rev. Thomas Ldst Graham of the Cathedral Staffilwho celebrated the Requiem, performed ,the marriage ceremony. Last july Miss Jurewitz was reported missing at sea after her ship was torpedoed. The Red Cross arranged to have a Re- quteni Mass celebrated for her in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral and more than 300 persons at- tended: While the' Requiem was being sung, Miss Jurewitz, Miss Mar- garet Somerville, another Red Cross nurse who was her brides- maid, and seven sailors, two Brit- ish 'and five Norwegian, were adrift at sea on :6 raft. When they werepicked up by a British de- stroyer after drifting for 19 days, it ws discovered that the two nurses though suffering from e,p,osure, hunger, frostbite and exbaqst!on had tended the sea- men, even tearing up their cloth- ing ,td bind the men's frostbitten feet. ..... The bride, who has been living at the Central Nurses Residence on Welfare Island, is a native of South Amboy, N.J., Her husband, who is stationed at Groton Field, Conn., was borrl in Jersey City, where his parents, Mr, and, Mrs. Frank Curran, still reside. L MOIX COMPANY "GENERAL MERCHANDISE" 1002 East Oak Street Conway, Arkansas r Business Grows Because of Low Prices And Courteous Attention OOVER'S 5c to $1.00 STORE CONWAY, ARKANSAS f St. Joseph's Church, Conway Beautiful St. Joseph's Church, Conway, fashioned of attractive buff brick occupies one section of the parish grounds. The building is prominent on highway 64, and attracts the eye of the passerby. Intrinsically Holy Says Dr. Schmiedeler, Assails Deportation Of Nuptial Union New York. (E)--In conjunction succesful and happy homes," he with the opening of the National Family Week observance, the Rev. Dr. Edgai" Schmiedeler, O.S.B, Director of the Family Life Bu- reau of the National Catholic Wel- fare Conference, delivered here i the first of two radio addresses dealing with .the Christian family on, the "Catholic Hour" program. Carried on a coast-to-coast i network of the National Broad- casting Company, the "Catholic Hour" is produced by the Nation- al Council of Catholic Men. Titled "The Sacred Bond," Dr. Schmiedeler's address at the out- set stressed the profound sanctity of marriage and the solemnity and beauty with which the Church cloaks the wedding ceremony. Cooperators With God "In accordance with His divine plan God has made all human marriage innately sacred, in- added. Although the nation fortunate- ly is blessed with many such homes, Dr. Schmiedeler stated, "unfortunately, it is equally true too that there is another side to the picture. Degrading of Marriage "There are many in our midst, who have wanlered far indeed from the ideal of Christian mar- riage, far even from the natural law of marriage. These recognize in the marriage union no sanctity, no sacred bond. They take it to be a mere profane pact or agree- ment. They divorce it from all religious service and ceremony. They separate it from all religious significance and control. They sever entirely the life-root of mar- riage, its special orientation to- wards God. More than that, some reject the very:purpose that God trinsically holy," Dr. Schmiedeler i Himself has assigned to marriage. said. "As we know, even in its lThey substitute for the plan of the natural condition marriage over-IDivine Artifier of the family steps the boundaries and limits of I their own selfish whims and wish- this world and its powers. Mar- es. They trample in the dust this Iiage cannot accomplish its high- divinely - constituted and sacred You'll Like Sterling's Quality Goods and the members of that body as they Friendly Service! are the members of the Church." The speaker reminded that "in- conceivably wonderful as this Your Sterling Store is operated by folks you know ..... men and women who are working to make your town a better place in which it live. And they offer you quality merchandise at lowest possible prices, tool Visit them next time. REMEMBERYOU ALWAYS PAY CASH AND PAY LESS AT STERLINGS! eat purpose, the procreation of children, without the cooperation of the Almighty. That is, mar- riage needs God in a special sense to complete it. God himself must i supplement and complement the marriage union by the creation of the child's soul. Man and woman work with God. They are partak- ers, as are indeed in marriage co- operators were, of the Divine Omnipotence." Continuing, Dr. Schmiedeler stated: "The Christian family, founded on ths divinely ordained concept of marriage, is therefore the mystical body of Christ in minature. The father of the fam- ily is head of that body and holds the place of Christ. The mother is the body itself or the Church. The children of the family are STORESCOMPANY, Inc. work is, it is in a sense only a be- ginning." The fathers and moth- ers are charged with carrying: forward the work that God' Himself has begun. Dr. Schmiedeler said, and children, under the care and surveillance of the parents, are to be shaped and moulded "for citizenship in this world" and for "membership in the Kingdom of God." "It should be quite needless to add that, where one finds this plan of Almighty God regarding Christian marriage and family life faithfully carried out, one finds Hahn Cleaners 817 Railroad Av. Phone 414 Conway Arkansas institution. They drag it in the mire. Instead of patterning wed- lock after the ideal set by God, the sacred union of Christ and His Church, some actually model it after the beasts of the field." In conclusion, Dr. Schmiedeler asserted: "Today inaugurates the obser- vance of National Family Week during which the nation focuses its attention in a special way on its family life. Providental the thought that prompted such an obser- vance. It could hardly be more timely." Catholic High Carnival To Be Held May 20 Little Rock.The annual Ca- tholic High School Carnival will be held this year on the school grounds on May 20th both during the afternoon and evening. The Health Parade for the children of the Parochial schools of Little Rock and North Little Rock will begin at 1:30. The cups will be awarded the winners at the end of the parade. As usual there will be a track meet, participated in by the grade School children of the parochial schools. This meet will start at U. S. Medical Commission Lauds Missionaries Cochabamba, Bolivia. () -- The American Medical commission to Bolivia has' praised the support it has received from the Maryknoll Missioners here in their fight against disease prevalent in this country. In the recent epidemic of coqueluche, the Maryknoll ren- dercd valuable service. Coqueluche is the same as 'American whooping cough. The Bolivian children have little re- sistence to it and the disease usually brings death. The doctors of the Medical Commissions were worried because parents refused to haize their children inoculated. In Riberalta, 15 deaths were re- ported in one day and in Cocha- bamba the disease was beginning to spread. Dr. Payne, head of the commis- sion, enlisted the help of the Rev. John Lawler, Maryknoller from New Bedford, Mass., who pre- viously had rendered aid in build- mg up a blood bank and breaking down the people's fear of donating blood. Father Lawler took the matter to the authorities. Definite plans were made for vaccinations in Cohabamba. In Father Lawler's own district of Calacala, a house was lent as a center where injections might be given out. The medical author- ities made all arrangements. The main problem Was to get the people to respond. The news- paper of the district donated free space for an intensive drive. At all the Sunday Masses the priests spoke about the necessity of in- jections. Father Lawler gathered together the boys and girls of his parish sodalities and sent them about spreading the information by word of mouth. When the people say that their priests were encouraging them to get injections, they decided that vaccinations must be all right. When the clinics opened, they were crowded with mothers and children. Because of the response, the epidemic has been halted and the doctors estimate that many lives have been saved by the priest's co-operation. 2:00 o'clock. The ladies of the P.T.A., will be in charge of the supper which will be served from five o'clock until 8. Mrs. Doig, president of the P.T.A., will head the supper committee. The Grand Prize will be award- ed the night of the Carnival, and all the friends of Catholic High School are invited to spend the afternoon and evening with us on the 20th. ill THINES' 5cto$1 . II1,1 II A COMPLETE VARIETY STORE IIIIII II Candy--Cosmetics lUlll II School Supplies, Notions, Dry Goods, Kitchenware IIIIl] L---__ CONWAY, ARKANSAS I' It L. T. 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The chaplain wrote: "The attention of a number of chaplains has been drawn to the fact that many families of sold- mrs are writing depressing to soldiers about which the can do nothing. "Recommendation: T through the Chief of Office, the heads of the denominations be situation and be urged to tors under them to try this serious breach of ale among their Articles in either or otller reliigious might help, too." The challain wrote had indorsed the and urged immediate the proposal. The cluded "anything you regard to this matter distinct favor for in the Armed Forces." Soldiers Attend Holy Week Mission And Easter Mass Camp Livingston, La. (lO--Cli- maxing a well-attended Mission during Holy Week, thee Easter Sunday field Mass drew a con- gregation of more than 5,000 sold- iers at this military reservation and more than 2,000 of the men received Holy Communion. The field altar was decorated with lillies while the regimental guid- ons formed an arc around it. The service was broadcast on a coast- to-coast hook-up of the Columbia Broadcasting System. The Mission, started on Palm Sunday, was held in the camp sport arena and the attendance during the week ranged from 1,500 to 2,800 men each night. Each morning the soldiers attended Mass and received Communion in their regimental chapels. In- eluding the Communicants at the Field Mass and during the morn- ing Mission Masses, a total of 4,- 000 received. The Rev. Ulric LandoR, O.F.M., conducted the Mission. The camp chaplains heard Confessions each evening of the Mission. Chaplains were officers of the Field Mass as follows: the Rev. Vincent Bros- nan, a captain, from New York, celebrant; the Rev. Finian C. Duf- fy, a captain, New York, Deacon; the Rev. Anthony L. McLoughlin, captain, Detroit, and the Rev. Wil- liam Bolger, first lieutenant, Ro- chester, servers; the Rev. James J. MeMahon, Major, Terre Haute, Ind., narrator, and the Rev. Fred- erick Westendorf, captaint Gary, Ind., who preached the serfnon. An all-soldier choir, under the direction of Corpl. Lawrence L. Lylor, of Florence, Ky., sang "The Mass in Honor of St. Benedict," while Srgt. Peter Fline, of New York, was organist. Class Of 61 InternedJa Confirmed Fresno. O)--The Philip G. Scher, Bishop of terey-Fresno, conferredthe ment of Confirmation on of 61 Japanese. who are in the war relocation Government camp at The class consisted converts, 24 of whom tized since the first of The majority of the American-born, but group were 15 adults Japan. The eldest in the woman of 70. The cathechism and for instructions and were mimeographed by anese Catholics of the their own machine. Bishop Scher was the ceremony by the ReV. F. Smith, pastor of the Lone Pine, within limits the camp is the Rev. Leo knoll priest recently this country from prisoner exchange. Father Steinbach vices at the camp languages, both Japanese lish. 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