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PAGE F_JGHT THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 4, 1943 History Of Old Parish At St. Vincent, Brings Out Interesting Facts St. Vincent's, Ark.--One of the pioneer parishes of the Diocese of Little Rock is St. Mary's Parish, St. Vincent, Arkansas. When the Missouri Pacific railroad was built from Little Rock to Ft. Smith, the railroad agents sent out pamphlets to induce immigrants from other countries and the eastern part of the United States to settle here. The railroad company donated Very Rev. Msgr. Otto Loeb. V.F. "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page I) was imblded somehow or other, unconsciously perhaps, in an amount sufficient to keep alive the spark of decent living. Of late however, pagan principles have become too pronounced. They have been propag&ted by the cur- rent literature and by the radio and movies. The American peo- ple have become so inured to vice that they no longer realize its presence in their midst. Not many years ago, divorce was a seandal. The broken home was a condition that brought a blush of shame. Immodesty in dress was shocking. It not so now. There is no regard for the sanctity of marriage. Children from broken homes axe a national problem. Nudity is commqnplace. Best sel- lers and moving pictures brenly depict romances that involve mar- ried characters. Actors and act- resses, who are the heroes and heroines of our stage and screen, are shameless in their multiple marriages. These same pagan conditions exist in the nations that we propose to educate, ex- cept that they exist without the alloy of hypocrisy. We criticize the Japanese for "sving face." What about the legal concubinage that is permitted in this country and not only permitted but ac- cepted in religious circles? Where are all the Bible reading Chris- tians that we used to have? We can not even solve our problems of juvenile delinquency and we are going to educate other na- tions. "Doctor, heal thyself." n these days, when there is a shortage of so many commodities, the customer appreciates the salesman who treats him with consideration. There are some shopkeepers and salesmen; who seem to be actually happy at the discomfiture of the prospectir buyer, when he learns that a cer- tain product is not to be had. In normal times, it is an axiom of the trade that the customer is al- ways right. Not so now. The stuidity of persons who think that they can buy what they want and more is a source of amuse- ment to merchants and their sales force. One gets the impression that he is indeed naive to expect to be able to buy such an article any more. Why, he is told, they don't even manufacture those things any more. But the good business man now, ,as always, is the one who strives to please. He is sympathetic and considerate. Perhaps he is old enough to re- member what happened during the last wax. At that time some business men neglected their reg- ulax patrons and took up with: the transient trade that was so plentiful. When the wax ended, the old residents were still around, but war-time customers returned to their old homes. The permanent res4dents refused to forget the discourtesies of the "lush" days and many men went out of business and salesmen had reason to regret their rude treat- ment of the buying public. It is a good plan to treat every one well on our way up, because you are almost sure to meet these same folks on your way down. At present goods are scarce and the demand for them is great, because money is plentiful. In most in- stances the proprietors of busi- ne heuses can not give the ser- vice that they would like to give, because help is scarce, but they can always dispense courtesy. It costs so little, but it purchases so much, Small courtesies sweeten life. They indicate the great man as well as the man of vision. Thought for others pays big divi- dends in business as well as friendship. These gre trying day:s, but we can give each other a lift by being courteous. All honor to the merchant and the sales- mum, who stripped of their abil- ity to procure the usual merchan- di, can still hand out the usual cheer. 40 acres of land for the purpose of erecting the necessary parish buildings, and the Rev. Eugene Schmidt, C.S. Sp., took charge of the community. The Holy Ghost Fathers, 'under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Strub, were active in the territory which is now the Central Dean- ery. With the help of a Mr. Amond Firley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a church was built, a cemetery established, and the Rev. John Otten, C.S. Sp., be- came the first resident priest. One of the first improvements that Father Otten made was to build a. large building to serve as a school and rectory. He also en- couraged more families to come to the parish, many of whom im- migrated from Swit.erland. Father Otten was succeeded by other Holy Ghost Fathers, The Rev. Donatus Schlossr, the Rev. Charles Steurer, the Rev. Joe E. Schultz, the Rev. S. Rydlewski, and the Rev. F. Olfen. A Men's Society, bearing the title 'Mother of Perpetual Help' was organized, and a Sodality of Our Blessed Mother for the young men and ladies was established. A meeting hall was erected dur- ing the pastorship of Father Schultz, and entertainments were given monthly. Due to the difficulties of the Holy Ghost Fathers, among which the destruction of their community at Morrilton was a major blow, the Diocesan Clergy was forced to take over the work of St. Mary's Parish. The first of the diocesan priests appointed for St. Vincent was the Rev. Adelrichus Thum. Under his direction a new school house was built, and also living apart- ments for the Sisters of St. Bene- dict who were in charge of the education of the children. Succeeding Father Thum was the Rev. Hermann Cattani, the Very Rev. Msgr. A. G. Haeringer, the Rev. Goebel C. S. Sp., the Rev. F. J. Van Oudenhoven, and the Very Rev. Msgr. Otto Loeb, the present pastor. Improvements were made in the parish, a beautiful high altar was installed in 1915. In October, 1930, during the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Parish, Msgr. Loeb and the congregation started construction on of new church. The Chu;ch I was blessed and dedicated on the! Feast of St. Joseph, April 15, 1931. Msgr. Loeb has the honor of being the first graduate of St. John's Seminary to be ordained hy the Most Reverend Bishop. On October 7, 1937, he celebrated his Silver Sacerdotal Jubilee. He was appointed Dean of the Third District ,on that day. In 1942 Father Loeb was ele- vated to the rank of papal cham- berlain by the Holy Father. He also celebrated his 30th anniver- sary of ordination last year. Besides the construction of a new church, Msgr. Loeb's pastor- ship has seen the reduction and retirement of a large debt against St. Mary's Church. It has been due to his unceasing efforts, and devotion that such progress has been made in the Central Deanery. MSGR. HAAS (Continued from page 1) the Labor Advisory Board of N.R.A., and a member of the Ori- ginal National Labor Relations Board, has served as a special conciliator for the U.S. Depart- ment of Labor since 1935; and has participated in the settlement of more than 1,500 strikes. While continuing to live at the Catholic University, Monsignor Haas will devote full time to his new office. The Committee on Fair Em- ployment Practice will consist of six members in addition to the Chairman. These members have not yet been named. Monsignor Haas said, following announcement of his appointment to this new office, that he was de- termined to clear up "that intol- erable situation" of discrimination. He declared that necessarily the Committee vill have to move with caution, but that 1% will always move in the direction of using its l powers to effect the purpose of l the Executive Order that brought it into existence, A native of Racine, Wis., Mon- signor Haas attended St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee; Johns Hop-' kins University, Baltimore, and the Catholic University of Amer- ica, from which he received the degree Doctor of Philosophy. He was ordained to the priesthood at Racine on June 11, 1913. After serving on the faculties of St. FranCis Seminary as Rector, and then came to the Catholic Uni- versity as Dean of its School of Social Science. He was made of Domestic Prelate with the tile of Right Reverend Monsignor in 1937. He has been prominent in the Ca- tholic Corference on Industrial Problems and the Catholic Assoc- iation for International Peace. St. Mary's Church, St. Vincent, Arkansas Here are shown the exterior and interior of St. Mary's Church, St. Vincent, Arkansas. The church was built in 1930 and 1931, and dedicated on April 15, 1931. Very Rev. Msgr. Otto Loeb, V.F,, is pastor. Catholic Family With 8 In Service Receives Tribute Ottawa. (E) -- Tribute to the Deutscher family of Odessa, Sask., Catholic immigrants from Central Europe who now have eight sons in the Royal Canadian Air Force, was paid in the House of Com- mons by C. G. Powers, Canadian Air Minister, and applauded by all parties. Major Power's tribute follows: "In 1900 there come from Cen- tral Europe a young girl; she was followed to Canada a year later by a young carpenter from the same district These two, who had come in search of the freedom of the new world, were married in Canada and settled in Odessa, Sask. "He prospered' as a carpenter and contractor, and Mr. and Mrs. Deutscher had 13 children. This is the measure of the value they place upon the freedom they found in Canada--eight of their sons are in the Royal Canadian Air Force, to fight in the defense of the liberty their parents dis- covered .in this Dominion. "The oldest son, Flying Of- ficer Ralph Deutscher, 34, is a link trainer instructor at a ser- vice flying training school in Saskatchewan. "Pilot Officer Henry Deutscher 30, is a navigator overseas. "Leading Aircraftman Mike Deutscher, 28, is a student navi- gator at an air observer school in Edmonton. "Sergeant Tony Deutscher, 27, is a link trainer instructor at Ser- vice Flying Training School in Weyburn, Sask. "Flight Sergeant Bert Deut- scher, 25, is a wireless-air gun- ner on operatlons overseas, and has seen action in both the Euro- pean and Libyan theaters. "Corporal Adam Deutscher, 23, is an nero-engine mechanic over- seas. "Pilot Officer Joe Deutscher, 21, is an air bomber overseas. "AC. 2 John Deutscher, 19, has just arrived at a manning depot in Toronto preliminary to com- mencing training as an nero-en- gine mechanic. I say new Canadians merely bdcause Mr. 'and Mrs. Deutscher were not born in this country. They are Canadians in the fullest and truest sense of that descrip- tion." "He knows what total war means," Gordon Graydon, House leader of the Progressive-Conser- vative Party, declared, referring to the father. Moosejaw, Sask. (E)--Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Deutscher, who have eight sons in the R.C.A.F., were guests of honor at a civic and R.C.A.F. ceremony arid public re- ception held here ifl connection with the opening of the "R.C.A.F Week." Mrs. Deutscher, mother of 13 children, disclosed that two more are eager to join their eight broth- ers wearing the R.C.A.F. blue. One son too young to join yet, teases his parents that he will join the Navy, and a daughter is look- ing forward to joining the Wo- men's Division of the R.C.A.F. At the reception, messages of congratulation were read from Air Minister Power and Air Mar- shall L. S. Breadner of the R.C.A.F. Incarnate Word. College Offers Courses In July San Antonio, (Special).Incar- nale Word College, San Antonio, Texas, announces the offering of twG special courses for religios, to be given for two weeks during the month of July. One, "Institute on Canon Law for leligious" to be conducted by Rev. J. D. Hannah, from the School of Canon Laws, Catholic University of America, Washing- ton, D. C., is designed for su- periors and mistresses of novices in religious communities. The second course, "Institute on Mental Prayer in the Formation of Young Religious," to be con- ducted by Rev. Louis O'Hara, C.S. Sp., of Los Angeles, Cali- fornia, should prove of paramount interest in view of the great dif- ficulties ordinarily encountered by young religious in the prac- tice of mental prayer. Courses will run from July 5th to July 16th, and schedules will be so arranged that participants may take advantage of both seines. The institute on mental prayer U. S. Must Lead Post-War Nations Declares Senator Mead; Praises Peace Efforts of Pope Washington, (E)--Declaring that the United States must lead in the development of a commonwealth of nations in the post-war world, if another war--a "war of ann- ihilation'  isto" be prevented. iSenator James M. Mead' of New York delivered the principal ad- dress at the fifty-fourth annual commencement exercises at the Catholic University of America here on Wednesday. Senator Mead stressed the peace will be held in the morning ses- messages of the Popes, notably sions of the first week, and that those of Leo XIII, Benedict XV, on canon law in the afternoon ses- and the reigning Pontiff, Plus XII, sions. The following week the in advocating a world order based schedules will be reversed, l upon the Christian principles of Institutes such as these have been offered in various parts of the country and have been very well received. It is to be hoped that the religious of the Southwest will appreciate anti utilize the op- portunity afforded them of at- tending these courses in such a conveniently located center as San Antonio, Texas. justice and charity as a guarantee of peace and prosperity for man- kind. A total of 589 degrees were awarded during ceremonies in the gymnasium of the university--76 other students received their de- grees at exercises last January Presiding at the exercises was the Most Rev. Peter L. Ireton. Co- adjutor Bishop of Richmond and Secretary of the university's Board of Trustees. He delivered the invocation and benediction. 'All Mankind Is One' Avowing that "we cannot escape the responsibility that all mankind is one," Senator Mead said "we must in justice resolve that when this war is ended we shall not shut ourselves within the four corners of the confines of the United States. We are a pow- erful Nation--we can and must wield that power in the post-war world in shaping the peace." "This is the challenge of your generation," he continued. "Op- portunity is ours to establish the foundation for an enduring peace, but unless we embrace that op- portunity we lay the ground work for a war of annihilation. We must approach the problems of preventing wars and of guar- anteeing for all peoples a just and lasting peace, determined to find the solution within the framework COMINTERN (Continued from page the Comintern had barrassing to Stalin, and unsuspected reason--it only promoting world abroad, but it was with the domestic policies viet Russia. That, it was was too much. The whole situation one aspect, to be the "chickens coming home tc No matter what the motive, there is no cow wants the world to sincere in this gesture. would seem. is the one that could come to its action. And, just credence of the world is so sary, Soviet Russia's for, shall we say evasion, to plague it. Nobody to believe. of the eternal truths of vine Law which have been ciated by the Vicars of Earth." Pointing out that one greatest obstacles to the merit of this goal is the separations of peoples tional groups based religion, language and events, Senator Mead the extreme nationalisn ed among our own the last war and warned its recurrence. Praise For The entire resources of t versity, Senator Mead been dedicated to the prosecution of the war that will go forward greater heights of under the and alumnus of the the Rt. Rev. Patrick J. mick. The Senator university for its tributions through the ing that it has can civilization by the truths of Divin ADOLF may not be made to pay for his mass murders by actually sitting in the "hot seat," . . . but facts prove that electricity is already making thins hot tor him and hastening the day of his doom! Electricity is turning the wheels that  turn out war needs in hundreds of plants, working 24 hours a day, every day in the week and every week in the year.., electric power in heretofore unheard-of quantities is the basic part of every bayonet, bomber and battleship ... of all America's roaring war l; Arkansas Power & Light Company ahead and was ready to meet all wartime : power needs, just as we previously have all power needs in this state. Despite tls tremendous wartime job being done by o uf 1,200 loyal men and women, we continue to provide the usual satisfactory, uninterrupted service to our thousands of regular customerS" 'And don't forget that through careful buSi" ness management, we have been enabled ta give our customers about twice as much tricity for their money a s a dozen years ,/ i ARI00ANSA00oPOW00R LIGHT CO. H E L P I ' B U K A N S A S : / X I