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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, MAY i 5, ! 942 Holy Redeemer Church, Clarksville Holy Redeemer Church is attended by the Benedictine Fathers of New Subiaco Abbey, with the Roy. Sylvester Schad, O.S.B., as present pastor. The church was built before 1900, but has been renovated several times since and a new tower added in 1922. Benedictine sisters conduct the parish school. Clarksville Pastor Rev. Sylvester Schati O.S.B. St. Meinrad's Site of 1942 Liturgical Meet St. Meinrad, Ind., (E)'War cir- cumstances very nearly led to abandonment of plans for the an- nual National Liturgical Week this year but arrangements have finally been made for it to be held. at St. Meinrad's Abbey here, October 12- 16, the Rt. Roy. Ignatius Esser, i II I O.S.B., Abbot of St. Meinrad's has announced. The meeting is usuahy held in a large center of population ac- cording to a plan through which all sections of the country would be covered over a period of years. The Benedictine Liturgical Con- ference, sponsor of the meeting, had accepted an invitation to meet in San Francisco in 1942 and plans were well under way when war was declared. Because negotiations to arrange another meeting place in a large city which would not be in a restricted strategic area were un- availing, the first wartime Lit- urgical Week is being held amid the austere surroundings of a Benedictine monastery. The Most Rev. Joseph E. Ritter, Bishop of Indianapolis, will be Ecclesiastical Patron of the meeting. Special plans are being made both for housing a large number of guests at the Abbey and neigh- boring institutions and for trans- porting them to and from the several railway and bus lines in the vicinity, the nearest railroad being ten miles from the Abbey. As a compensation for the incon- veniences of the site, Abbot Essex pointed out that participants will have the unusual opportunity to assist at the impressive daily lit- urgical services of the Abbey. The Blessed Virgin has a moth- er's interest in each one of her children, following them in all their divers difficulties. I I II I DR. GRAY Chiropractor Pathoclast Examinations CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS I II I Illl Subiaco Acts as Host To Junior Hi Field Meet Subiaco -- Subiaco Academy at press time was in readiness to act as host to the first annual Junior High School literary and field meet, scheduled here for the week- end. Delegations had been an- nounced from Little Rock, Fort Smith, Paris, Clarksville, Altus, Conway, Morrison Bluff, Scranton, Prairie View, Hartman, Shoal Creek, and other communities. Father Clement Schmidt, direct- or of the meet, said that while war conditions would necessarily curtail enrolment a bit tempor- arily, plenty of evidence of inter- est in the meet had been shown, even by many who cannot be pre- sent this year. Teachers par- ticularly have hailed it in letters as a boost to Catholic education in Arkansas. The academ- will furnish free GIFT (Continued from page 1) and hospitals--all have come to us at the hands of our beloved Bishop. To treat them adequately would require a volume. NO Native Voca, ttons; Travel Was Sl0w and Difficult He has brought us a greater blessing still--one which has given impetus to fvery phase of the Catholic life, works of charity, and growth of the Diocese. When he first came to Little Rock, all that Bishop Morris found here, to take care of the people spread through- out his Diocese of 53,000 square miles, was a little band of twenty- six priests. At that time there was not a single native vocation to the priesthood'. Travel was slow and difficult; its mode on horseback. A different picture exists today. Not only are there many priests from the State, but we have an Auxiliary Bishop, who was born in Arkansas. We have over ninety Diocesan priests. The comforts of their religion have been brought to other thousands. This is how it happened. It was in the Spring of 1911 that the Bishop confided to Mon- signor Aretz, while they were travelling together, his grand plan. The Bishop Knew His Man In Monsignor Aretz "I must have priests," said His Excellency. "The needs I see can- not be remedied without them. They ought to be trained some- 'where in the Mission field, so that they would come to understand from youth the extent of our need." Then came the bolt from the blue: "With your help," Monsignor Aretz heard the Bishop say, "I could establish a Seminary. Will you help me?" The Bishop knew his man. Mon- signor Aretz, who was the first priest ordained by him, fulfilled his trust nobly as the Seminary's first Rector. On September 19, 1911, St. John's Seminary began. With a department of Theology only, it was established in conjunction with Little Rock College. Philo- sophy was added to the Seminary curriculum four years later. i Maintenanee of Seminary Meant Years of Struggle r In a missionary Diocese, with a limited Catholic population, the board and lodging to the contest- ants over the week-end, has pre- pared mimeographed copies of the examinations, furnished judges in all contests, and taken care of numerous other details. Tuition scholarships will be extended to winners of first place in each literary contest. Schools will re- ceive honor certificates for placing points at the meets will be de- clared the "sweepstakes" winner. The literary and field events will have separate sweepstakes, but the same school can win both. Subiaco Academy students arq not eligible to compete in this contest, owing to the fact that it will be largely judged by local men. The Saint Benedict's parish school here will, however, have representation. maintenance of a Seminary meant years of struggle. Students were hard to find. Financial worries 00ilwere tree* The Bishop decided to write to his friend Cardinal Dougherty of HARDWARE Philadelphia, explaining his pro- blem. The Cardinal invited him to send a Diocesan representative to present the needs of the Home CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS [Missions. This tour of the East, f in the summer of 1922, proved to prepare themselves for the re- sponsible office of teaching in the 'Seminary, priests of the Diocese have completed their training in Universities of higher education and have obtained special degrees in their respective fields. 18 Years of Magnificent Leadership Fr0m Monsignor After eighteen years of magni- ficent leadership, Monsignor Aretz died suddenly in 1939. He was succeeded by Father Peoples as Rector, with Father Gaffney as Vice-Rector. Expanded quarters enabled the Seminary to adapt its courses to fill more completely the needs of missionary Bishops. The fruits of specialized training were brought to many missionary Dioceses. In its efforts the Seminary has been helped to a great extent by the Catholic Church Extension Society and its President, Bishop O'Brien, who has been a constant friend. Tim contribution made by S. : John's to the cause of the Ameri- can Missions was to be recognized  by Pope Plus XI, who, in 1934, i honored it with the title, "St.i John's Home Missions Seminary." .Students Work in Mission Fields Duri!ag / Summer In the summer of 1931, Father Peoples was forced to resign his position as Rector because of ill health. Reorganization made the Rt. Roy. Msgr. James P. Gaffney the new head of the Seminary, and Very Roy. Msgr. Joseph A. Gel- lather, Vice-Rector. The summer of 1932 introduced a new phase of training at St. John's. Each summer until his ordination, the student in Theology is sent out to the Mission field, under the supervision of an older priest, to teach and lecture on Christian Doctrine. The people welcome the Seminarian's coming, as they yearn for the knowledge he brings; and from the school of experience the young instructor derives poise and presence and' ease m meeting people. More- over, he learns to know them bet- ter, to realize their needs. St. John's Seminary Crowning Work 9f Episeopute The Bishop regards the Semi- nary as the crowning work of his Episcopate, and rightly so. His foresight in founding the Seminary and his wisdom in directing it for- ward, with the Divine assistance singularly manifested, have been at the head of all that he has ac- complished as Bishop. It is the in- stitution to which he has often referred as "his pride and joy." He has watched ft grow from a student body of ten, in 1911, to one !hundred and fifteen, in 1941. On !April 25, 1940, an alumnus of St. John's, the Most Reverend Albert L. Fletcher, D. D., became his Auxiliary Bishop. "As I rehearse in my mind the history of the Diocese in my time," 4 Clarksvi00le Municipal Hospital Dedicated to St. Hildegard. Patroness of Hospitals Mary's Day Observance In Ft. Smith Fort Smith--Saturday, May 9, was Mary's Day; its observance in Fort Smith was kept on Friday morning so as to afford all the Catholic school children of the city the opportunity of assisting at the united service which was heId at the Immaculate Conception church. The Roy. Joseph G. Laughlin, pastor of Christ King church, was Celebrant of the Solemn High Mass; The Roy. T. J. Kennedy, assistant at Immaculate Concept- ion, was Deacon and the Rev. Mark Border, O,S.B., Assistant at[ St. Boniface's, was Sub-Deacon. I The music was rendered by St.I Anne's Academy mixed choir, i Alumnae members and students i from St. Anne's and St. Scholasti-i ca's academies, and pupils from Immaculate Conception and St. Boniface's parochial schools as- sisted at Mass in a body and re- ceived Holy Communion Bene- diction of the Most Blessed Sacra- ment was bestowed after Mass. Trojan Athletes Return To Alma Mater Subiaco---John Dunn, Bill O'- Connor, and' John Adams, Subiaco graduates attending the university of Notre Dame, visited at Subiaco last week. The trio have returned from school for the summer. Notre Dame is running on "war sched- ule,'* taking care of 1,090 naval officer candidates in addition to her normal enrollment. Boys not taking summer courses were let out early in May instead of early in June this year. They will be, called back in August. Next Chaplains' Corps Called 'Society For Return of Faith' New York, ()--"The Society for the Return of the Faith" is the designation given the chaplains' corps of the American armed forces by the Roy. August F. Gearhead, and Air Corps Chaplain at Hamil: ton Field, Calif. In a letter to the National Of- fice of the Society for the Pro- pagation of the Faith, Father Gear- head, who is a Colonel, writes that the armed forces present a promis- ing new field for missionary en- deavor. "I would call the Chaplain Corps," Father Gearhead writes, "The Society for the return of the Faith. If there is a mission field: ripe and ready for the harvest it is the Army. What makes the work so consoling is the ease with which men will return to the Sacraments if they are only asked. The prayers of our goood people are bringing the grace of God to these men, and I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the work." New Martin De Porres Chapel DeQuincy, La, (E)  A chapel under the patronage of Blessed Martin de Porres has been dedi- cated by the Most Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard, Bishop of LaFayette. I We take this opportunity to say... THANK YOU Postmaster Speaker For Georgetown Washington, (PC) General Frank C. dress the graduating Georgetown University hundred forty-third mcncement exercises 25. At the commenceme departments except the Law, the Very Rev. O'Leary, S.J., President, for degrees upon 400 sen spite the war, the usual in connection with comm will be held, but it is pro last formal recognition be given until the war ez The commencement held about two weeks eg usual due to the accelera emic program adopted to1 ation of the war. A m the seniors will graduate: college and professional into %he armed services. NCCS Service Kits Go To Midway Island Washington, (E)Sets to provide "A Kit for Service Men" to on Midway Island in Ocean are being sent National Catholic vice, here, to the Roy. Woloch, Catholic cha island. The sets are being sponse to a direct a Woloch. forJ Included in "A Kit Service Man" are a Scapular Medal, a copyF Rev. Joseph F. Stedman' Missal, "They're Ma pamphlet by the Rev. Lord, S.J.; "We're in the. Now" (A Booklet for yo.ut ual Defense), preparea Holy Cross Fathers; -The the Cross" by the Rev. B J. O'Brien of Chicago, a leaflets--"An Instructio Sixth Comandment" and to a Catholic Recruit"--- by the Military OrdinarB He whom nothing pleases no one. :I BEN FRANKLIN STORE AD FULBRIGHT DRY GOODS CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS year's seniors will graduate around , , , Christmas time. Dunn, who lives  in Ozark, will be a senior engineer, next term. O'Connor, of Tulsa, Okla., and Adams, of Charleston, are freshmen football prospects. Both got into the Old Timers' game concluding spring training May 2. O'Connor will play guard i: next year, and Adams tackle, t[[I[H THE REXALL STORE kill Arkansas By Archbishop Stritch IIUll ar__sv__ e, Chicago, ():--A class of 38 young men was ordained to the priest- ' ' .... ,,, ' , , , ,, = hood by the Most Rev. Samuel A. , ,,, , , -- Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary here. The grounds of the semi- nary were thronged with relatives Cla rksvie and friend's of the young priests who gathered later for the first blessings of the newly ordained. Of six other members of this year's class, one received Holy Orders on Bottling CO Easter Sunday and five are to be ordained later. All 38 priests will be assigned to duties in the U Archdiocese of Chicago. We can never believe how easily Bottlers of Quality Beverages the Heart of God is touched, if said Bishop Morris recently, "the achievements of the Seminhry are only we use the right means. eminently successful. So varied intimately interwoven with what- lwere the school grades of the Prayer.has more power over His ,larbsv;lle ' Arkansas ap- # vanceme  ]icants that it was deem -  == ,,, ,,= ,, , , ,,:,o near man sln, ior prayer nas VA ill &t& |lvisable to establish a Preparatory been realized for the Church here." something in it that is divine, sin l tdepartment. "  Pope Plus XII Felic,mes is only of the earth, though it ounaer Or emmawy | rv][v' | I T][)i[) II'IAI[) A ]I |[Seminary Priests Prepare ;, ,-; ; r ...... n ,,, d. ares to outrage the divine.  I i.1 l'., LaUI1DIU.IN %.,.JI11U 2"11 I /[For R peetl e F elds ..... le His frie - "'1 ........ i "' | .................... II  -;-or.. .^.+;.,,A + lovea Dy me peop , . nas wn re]ome Wl[l him on n s iii- ll ..... .'.*":'"  .k .... =' . are not l]mited to a single creed I tieth Anniversary, June eleventh grow in Auumnt lu, when c]r- r been for oo " :I " i ' | -, , ., |I .... ; ...... or ................ The powe he has g d n honor of thls occason, the I e:all /li': ,2'%uv,'l: has evoked the testimony of ap-clergy and laity of the Diocese  II ..... ":*?"".Y .... '".'=. ......... " preciation from many. Former have planned a tribute which, they-, v"asse H00rdw00re I .......... |lmovea o s resen :argo an Mayor Satterfield has publicly feel, will mean more to him than I Buildin00 lViaterial l i-yy "  ..... , -"% - ...... praised his "outstanding work," anything else They will conduct rlelgns Tnrougnou me years, J " | ........  .......... |[j; : ..... 1, ..... ;^,^.= ,.. and former Governor Barley prod a campmgn to assure the Sem- I Quality-Service Seom00n":zo0000e much for this State's peo002e, Cath- ........... . v, ,, y ,,s r ...... v,u olic and non-Catholic. Arch- superiors and p ofessors In order . 1 , .D-.,,,,,z- .z,v..,a. II b,shop McGmgan of Toronto smd | %..-*xa-.o v ,-.r.., 'txt,om , |/*N' last year that Little Rock's Semi- Hardware and Home Furnishings | I I   nary had inspired the establish- / ;[ment of his own. In 1941 also, I , ,[  ItR___ I' .......  ,Pope Plus XII felicitated Bishop I  l1t r erree  Morris as the founder of St. John's J  ..... ,. _-=el  " [ [Seminary, by writing him:  I mlllrllNil Clarksville, Arkansas " OH our smceres mmlm IIi Iffl IJlll I " , ll/ L ....  I We extend to y " t .............. Iff]]| ] .DllqJlii[  [ and heartfelt congratulations and }l] I [ III nnnl"Ui "rll  [ [ " " [ we daily pray that Our Lord' Jesus  lJ[ II 0 I"1 DRU II IIEIIL" [[][[  [ Christ will reward you with abund- _ I [ lll ....... " [UJJ[  , lance of graces and divine bless- 1[ *l I Ill s U e  VVBI; II'dl I !1 hnlneala InhhawU / -a"  [ings, and that your t d nts may a  IlulUOall; I,IlUUUI;I " IPJ]/] Jibe true ministers of the Gospel of I Jesus Christ " 1 Johnson County's Only Home /t C]arksvil]e, .u'kmums [[ Bishop Morris is third in sen- I I X ' ..... . ^LL--_ t..* ..... IPII|   l iority among the Bishops of the  ..... jv,,.,g ,vu.=. LJ[] |United States. He has ordained -- 0lal'kSVi[[e l nearly 160 priests. Clergy and laity : Ladies Ready-to-V]ear " Light & Water Co I *' ,... - //I Ladies Ready-to-Wear i Merchandise [ ULAKK00 VILL5 // CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS nw , l/ .o. ooo. o o LAUNDRY & CLEANERS wned by the City ! " "e'" Ill sfo00F I Clarksville, "Chief In uality and Servic " o , Arkansas Clarksvllle Arkan00