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!iii  , | |" ! I ? |_ . Catholic High School Honor Students PEACE--- commencement of College and the 13th annual com- mencement of Little Rock Catholic High school will be held in St. Andrew's Hall, 9th & Louisiana Streets, May 28th, at 8:10 p.m. The attendance of His Excel- lency at the ordination of a cousin, the Rev. William Grannis at Nashville this week, will keep the Most Reverend Bishop from pre- siding at the graduation exercises, "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) hard pressed. They have to pay much higher prices for commod- ities and lutve recved little or no raise in salary. Mny melt in the armed forces are receiving much less py than they received in civfliat life. Yet few of them ever complain and all of thev are doing a man's job. When a na- tion's life is at stake, money means nothing. The first thought of every American should be first to do all in his power to preserve the state. Everything else is sec- ondary. If we do not win and preserve our freedom we shall all be slaves and that includes John L. Lewis and his miners. , One of tle freedoms that is scheduled to be ours after the war is won, is "freedom from fear." It is fair to ask, is freedom from fear a good thing? Fear of cer- tain results has been the making of many a great man. Fear of pqverty in their old age made most men industrious before a dole was provided for those who reached a certain specified age. There used to be a sort of reciprocity in families at one time. Parents took care of children during their helpless years. It is their duty to do so. Children took care of their parents in their old age when the need arose. It is their duty like- wise. People, who have any of the proper kind of pride, would not relish being dependent upon a paternal government. Social e- curry is a different matter. It is an insurance, but freeing every one from fear by providing for the indolent is not good for any nation. It is a fundamental law of God that man must earn his bread in the sweat of/ his face. This nation was built by the in- dustry and sacrifice of our fQre- fathers. The people of this na- tion have always cared for the un- fortunate, long before the current socialistic ideas became popular. Our national fibre has been weak- ened considerably by "freedom from fear. The fear of the Lord 2S the beginning of wisdom and the fear of the hazards of life is very salutary. If the youth of our land had been taught to fear and respect authority, there would be no problem of Juvenile delin- quency now. Parents and teach- ers were handicapped by laws against corporal punishment. Some children need it. They fear nothing else. So when fear was taken away, discipline went out also. - God has never chaged His laws. Fear of facing Him one day and giving an account of them- selves keeps most people straight. "Fear guides more to duty than gratitude---For one man, who is virtuous from love of virtue or from obligation he lies under to the Giver of all, there tre thou- sands who are good only from their ppreheAston of punish- ment."--Cldsmith. PRESS (Continued from page 1) missions, and that Lenten devo- tions would present a lower ratio. "You can't expect the average Catholic to get more excited about a Catholic paper than he gets about other Catholic proj- ects," he declared. Admitting that editors cannot be satisfied with a "good show- ing," Father Kennedy asserted: "Our job is to continue to strive for perfection in our field." He then approached the editor's problems as met on his own paper, and quoted statistics to show read- ers interest in feature and news treatments as reflectel by sur- veys. "When you get out a paper that will attract readers, you've got a fine chance of getting the Gos- pel accommodated to today!s needs accepted by readers and then you'll have Catholics who will think with the Church," he declared. Edmund S. Carpenter, said: "What laymen want from. their diocesan newspapers are infor- mation, guidance, leadership and entertainment, that they may be well-informed Catholics, ready with all or most of the answers on many current problems that beset them, problems having to do not only with the Church, but with our everyday activities and human relations." "More than any other thing," Mr. Carpenter added, "those who responded to my questionnaire asked that diocesan newspapers be interpreters." John J. O'Connor, Editor of . "Public Relations," Army Or- dnance, Washington, said the "greatest opportunity of modern times has come to the Catholic Press in the United States at the precise time when it is least pre- pared to take advantage of it." Mr. O'Connor said the oppor- ing of Catholic High. The Rev. Edward Maloy will deliver the address to the gradu- ates. Edward Dillon of Ca- tholic High SChool will give the valedictory v$1d Walter Binz also of Catholic High School will de- liver the address of welcome. Mr. Martin Busby of St. John's Seminary will speak rbpresenting the college graduates. The following will receive the Degree of Bachelor of Arts: Paul Mark Larocque Peter John Cadient Francis Joseph Janesko Francis Alexander McCarthy Clayton Felix Breaus Martin Emmet Busby Joseph John Enderlin William Joseph Smyth Clarence Peter Reisdorff Andrew John Gonda The following will receive High School diplomas: " William Bell Samuel Berg Walter Binz Edward Boever Tommy Boone Edward Dillon John Durbin Wallace Durbin Shelby Evans Albert Frederick Bill Fredrick John Gann Robert Gilmore Joyce Heffran Fred Hindman Gerald Hudgens Pat Kelly Frank Letzig Henxy Longinotti James Longinotti Raymond Lukas =!' . Patti Mahoney Henry Miller Russell Morris Julian Oswald Charles Pabian Robert Richard William Ruck Ernest Sauter Marion Seamon : Marvin Smith Eugene Thomey Paul Weare The honor roll of students com- pleting four year's work at Ca- tholic High School and their averages are as follows: Edward Dillon 93.75 W. Binz 92.61 C. Pabian 91.0.5 P. Longinotti 91.35 A1 "Frederick 91.04 J. Longinotti 89.85 F. Hindman 89.21 Frank Letzig made an average of 94.41, and Marvin Smith an average of 93, for their two year's work done at Catholic High School. - :o TRUTH (Continued from page 5) million of them will be ,employed in munitions plants Or other war works. Is it to be wondered at that our Hierarchy says with what may be unierstatement 'we look with grave concern upon the in- creasing employment of women in industry?' The integrity of the home, the welfare of the family: the encouragement of domestic virtue, the danger--say rather the fact,of juvenile delinquency is our afar. To us, as to the prop- hets ofold, the Lord commands 'Cry out, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet.' Non pos- sumus non loqui: We dare not hold our peace, even though for speaking we be counted obstruc- tionists, not to say, traitors, to the cause." Quoting Mr. Hopkins' assertion that "rationing and priorities will be far more widespread than at present and will determine the kind of food we eat, the clothing we shall wear, the houses we shall live in, the business we shall engage in, and will direct every detail of our lives," Father Gillis said: "If the intrusion of the State into every minute detail of the life of a citizen be a strategic necessity in time of war, so be it. But if such ostensibly tem- porary interference is, as we may suspect, a forecast of the shape of things to come after war, it is our duty as directors of public opinion to cry alarm." tunity is "superb" because "peo- ple are more willing to listen to the Church than ever before." He said the Catholic Press is unpre- pared because of war conditions, because some Catholic editors are not aware the opportunity is at hand, some editors offer nothing constructive, some have "a per-  petual ax to grind, ' and some "are still defense-minded, ghetto- minded." He said h.e would like to see the Catholic papers pub- lish more about Catholic Action ["new apologetical technique" more effectively with the "issue of racism"; encourage, where pos- sible, collaboration with non-Ca- I tholics, Protestants, Jews and pagans, meet post-war problems by "Christianizing the intel- ligentsia" and giving "our Ca- tholic people the technical equip- ment necessary to deal with com- ing world problems"; influence public 'opinion outside the church First Line Of Defense "The Catholic Press, Mr. O'Con- nor declared, "is our first line of defense. If that wonderful in, strument fails to influence public opinion, Christianize public opin- ion, persecution and disaster are not far off. It can happen here," Edward Dillon The Society For The Propagation Of The Faith The Seminary Of Martyrs The meeting of Vice Admiral Sir Ralph Leatham and Sir Henry Maitland Wilson would seem to indicate a renewal of Allied at- tacks in the Near East, eventual- ly opening up the roads to the :Orient. Then perhaps will come the happy day when the mission- aries in China, Burma and Ind'o China will be able to resume their great work of conquest for Christ. Since the outbreak of hostilities little news has come out from Indo China, where the seed of faith has been watered so profusely by the blood of martyrs. From the in- troduction of Christianity into that land until the latter half of the nineteenth century persecu- tions were waged with unparal- leled bitterness. "Scores of French and Spanish missionaries gave their lives for the faith, and hundreds of brave native priests suffered death and the cruel tor- ture of the 'hundred wounds' and 'the kneeling bed of spikes.' The seminary of Penang, the oldest in the Far East, proudly counts one hundred martyrs nearly all of them raised to the honors of the altar. No other seminary in Christendom has produced so many martyr priests." Easy Does It In the matter of speed east is east and west is west most cer- tainly. However, as Father Huegsberg, S.V.D., reminds us time in China "has a tempo that is different from that in the busy states. The Chinese say: 'Do not fear tb go slowly but only to stand still.' This principle applies to all work. When by far the great- er part of all labor must be per- formed by human strength, it is futile to do more than the human body can accomplish; futile to rush things or to do too much." It is this attitude which per- haps offers the explanation for the 'unique ability of these people to survive catastrophes of nature and the destruction of wars." Word From Internees From H. Charbonneau, O.M.I., one of the victims of the Zam Zam sinking writes from a German prison camp: to'sH0eetl tthe cmP:ihv MassClse regularly. I gave Holy Com- munion to about 45 of them, af- ter giving a general absolution, in virtue of a special privilege en- joyed by prisoners of war. We must pray a great deal, and get others to pray; this is a very bit- ter experience. When you think of all these prisoners, thousands of them, placed in such great temptations, we realize that we must pray God to give peace to all men." Father Pellerin, O.M.I., another victim of the Zam Zam sinking brites from another German camp: "The chapel, is fortunately and by a quasi-privilege, offered me for my devotions. There I pass several hours of the day plead- ing with the Divine Missionary, to Whom I offered' my needs and my limitations, my liberty and my life, for His glory and the realiza- tion of His Kingdom here below." Father Goudreau, O.M.I., a third member of that sarhe group slates: "In my room I live like a monk and offer the little annoyances for the Negroes and he overwork- ed missionaries." The Need of the Hour "Of all the cultural activities !undertaken in the mission field, that which has to do with the spiritual and intellectual forma- tion of the native clergy is the most precious, the most sacred, the most necessary and urgent. '!To day the conversion of chos- en souls, accomplished by the combination of thought and grace consequent upon the Gospel preaching, has a greater value than those easier and more num- erous conversions which are won in the country districts by other means. "China must be influenced to view the true Faith without,preju- dice and bigotry. By teaching and example, mlIIIons of souls can be saved. The Church in China must g'adually grow to a self-support- ing, self-propagating basis. Only a Catholic University can furnish the needed impetus." These statements were addres- sed to the Catholic University of Peking by His Excellency, Most Rev. Celso Costantird, Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda and President of The Society for the Propagation of the Walter Binz Peter Longinotti Charles Pabian Faith in Rome. They show the deep concern of the Holy See in the matter of higher education and the formation of native clergy de- spite the long and disastrous war which has been suffered by the Chinese people. There must be no let-down in mission endeavor and regardless of the difficulties the quality of training offered the priests indigenous to mission lands must be the best possible. Did You Know That the proclamations to the "rebel colonists," dated from De- troit as early as 1777 probably were printed on the press brought to that city by Father Gabriel Richard, the remarkable priest and statesman. It is an intention of incalculable service to join our prayers and works to the Adorable Sacrifice of the Mass, always being offered in some part or other of the world. the worship of our Creator governments of the world knowledge a Creator. F from want will make mon  servantif the governme the world are not themsel servants of money. Freedo fear will make peaceful otl and our nights--if the w0r self is organized in a sp! divine charity and' not in a of force." German Bishops Expected In Rome i Vatican City. (E)--Sever man Bishops are expected in Rome in the near fUr their ad limina visits to th See. Fidelity in the daily rotl life, as well as on great cc is the secret of attaining to ity. @ WHEN LIFE HANGS BY A WIRE00 In this age of electric miracles, perhaps no setting is more dramatic than the operating room of the modern hospital Just picture the scene .... blue-white shadowless light blazes down on the tense little group .... a suction ma- chine hums quietly .... skillful fingers poise an electric knife .... a human lIe depends on the even How of electric power. Electric equipment of many kinds is used every day by busy doctors and nurses for diagnosis and treatment, without their giving a thought to the constant supply of electricity that operates this equipment. But electric power isn't automatic. The hardworking men and women of America's electric companies are the folks who have made it 'dependable. ,d-I Here in Arkansas our company has established a wartime electric power record of which we well may be proud. The 1,200 men and women in the Arkansas Power & Light Company family have done and are doing a mar- velous job. We planned shead and were ready to meet tremendously in- creased demands for electric power... and it was this advance planning that helped Arkansas get the large war plants that have meant so much to our state's prosperity. Our interconnected system has not only made electricity plentHul but also has made it cheap .... so cheap that our residential customers now enjoy about twice as much electricity for their money as they got a dozen years ago. ARKANSA! POWdeR & LIGHT CO. MELPI G BU KANSAS