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i/ ..... r" L PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1923 .! i , i r" /" g ':e PINE BLUFF For the past ten clays the par- ish has been like an industrial school, everybody so busy, the work on the new Church is progressing rapidly. The saw and the hammer, in the hands of skilled workmen, produc.e a rymth of sound almost akin to mu- sic. The roof is on, tile ceiling is ubout finished, and much of the scaf- folding has been removed from the interior. The Bell has been taken from the old church and placed into position, and we hope before many Moons to hear the Angelus once again. For several years the belfry of the old church seemed so insecure that the ringing of,the Angelus was abandon- ed. The frontier the church has been greatly improved by the inset of a large block of white marble, which fits harmoniously into the general scheme of the handsome structure. In the center of the marble is a Cross, with an Angel on either side bearing a garland of roses, at the feet of the figures is an open book. The cross, figures, book and garland are carved in relief. Friday, May 25, the Sisters of Charity presented their Music class, which is a very large one, in a recital in the Academy auditorium, which was comfortably filled b'y the rela- tives and friends. The opening se- lection, "American Valor Waltz, and For-get-me-Not Waltz," was played on two pianos, fourteen violins, two cornets, a saxophone, a trombone, bells and a bass violin. The entire program was so musical, pleasing and Together delightful that the Sisters were invited to broadcast it over the WOK radio station of the Pine BluIf company, which they did to the great pleasure of the manager of the sta- tion and the young musicians. This was the second time the Sis- ters w.ere invited to broadcast a program. On the first occasion they were highly complimented, the gen- tleman in charge, saying, "Sister, this is the smoothest, best directed pro- gram we have ever sent out." Mr. and Mrs. Ben H, Scull are mourning the death of their infant son, John Albert, who died last week and was buried from the church. Fa- ther Tynin officiated. The little fel- low was only two years of age and sick a short time. Mr. Scull is one of the Wardens of St. Joseph's church, and the heart of the congregation goes out in sincere sympathy to the I bereaved parents. I A morning wdding Wednesday I ws an early ceremony, with Nuptial I Mass at St. Joseph's, uniting in mar- riage Miss Gladys May Redlath, daughter of Mrs. V. L. Redpath, and Mr. Joseph Castner, with Father gc'hafer celebrant. The bride was at- tractive in a wedding gown of white crepe, with picture hat of white, and a bridal boquet of white roses and sweet peas. Miss Marie Tomlin was maid of honor. Miss Tomlin wore a. bride's maid gown of blue taffeta with a blue and whie picture hat. Her corsage was swet peas. A wed, ding breakfast was served at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Castner will be at home after the 15th - at El Dorado. The "Kluckers" were administered a well deserved REBUKE at the hands of the Catholics of this "parish when it was learned that St. Joseph's led all the other churches in the sale of poppies, Sunday, May 27th. The" Auxiliary of,the American Legion re- quested the ministers to announce that poppies would be sold at the door of lie churches, and as the money de- rived would be used for the decoration of overseas graves of veterans of the World War, and for disabletl service men in hospitals, Father Tynin urged the congregation to be generous, With the above results. This shrouded hand of Patriots claim, in fact, it's their stock in trade, that Catholics can mot be loyal Americans and loyal Catholics at one and the same time. They Inow better. They know only too well that from the very founda- tion of this government the Catholics ]Tave been its firm defenders Are Catholics Patriots ? That question has been answered on every battle- field, from Revolutionary days down to the World War. Their wisdom and eloquence have adorned its councils from the signing of the Declaration of American Independence to the' present day. Catholics were the first to plant the standard of Christian faith in the New World, and they are today the recognized Thinkers of the age. I rea.e excuse me, Mr. Editor, you asked us to give to the Guardian tl/e parih activities, and we are far afield of our task. Mrs. Millie Haizltp, one of the most useful and cherished members of St. Joseph's church,, has returned from a sit of seven months to South Amer- .ice. She visited her daughter, Mrs. Furman McCammon, Col. MeCammon is Military Athe in Santiago, Chile. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cructher, and Mrs. L. P. Jenkins, left for Mo- in I early mass Sunday. Jack Crutcher, I son of Mr. and Mrs. Crutcher, and grandson of Mrs. Jenkins is at Spring Hill College, where he attend- ed school the present term. After the Commencement Exercises they will motor home accompanied by their son and grandson. Mrs. B. A. Holcombe, and son, J. B. " Holcombe, left last week in their new Dodge Sedan for a ten days' visit to Mrs. Holcombe's sister, Mrs. John Quill of Mobile, Ale. They were accompanied by Mrs. Fenno Hearin of LittIe Rock, and Miss May Reynolds oT this city. The party expects to 'take in all the Southern cities and towns, visiting New Orleans and Bi- luxi on their return. TF2hRL00A Church Solemnity of Corpus ChrLsti Celebrated With All the Splendor and Pomp of the Catholic Ritual. A large congregation assembled in t]/e new St. Edward's church to be present at the grand and solemn pro- cession of'the Blessed Sacrament, the I first ceremony of its kind ever wit- nessed in Texarkana, Ark. The spacious church was brilliant with the electric light from the mas- slve fixtures in the ceiling as well as from the clusters of electric fixtures around the walls. The handsome marble altar never looked more ef- fective than on this solemn occasion with its gold candelabra and rich mosaics. Then, with the fourth degree Knights of Columbus in full regalia, the altar boys and the cross bearer in 'ne sanctuary, and the convent girls in processional costume with baskets of rose petals in their hands, the cere. monies began. After the opening prayer a master- ly oration on "The Institution of the Holy Eucharist" was most eloquently preached by the pastor, Rev. Doctor Clarendon, and no doubt but the tuching words so lovingly uttered. puved the way for the shower of graces that were so soon to be lavish- ed on that kneeling crowd when Christ Himself, under the Eucharistic species was borne through the aisles under a magnificent new canopy of goht and white and in the midst of a superb processional. All through that solemn Bene'iic- tion the Knights kept guard, and at he last blessing the flag bearers walked to the center door of the mar- ble altar rail and lowered their flags. And all through the ceremonies the sp]endid choir filled the church with music and sacred song, ending with "Holy God We Praise Thy, Name." Povidence Academy Items The examinations were held the last week of May and the results were most satisfactory. With three excep- tions the pupils got theirfull number of units. The following pupiIs won a listinction in each of the six subjects 'tudied throughout the year: Eng- lish, ]teligion, Physics, French, Latin anl History: Misses Muriel Kline, Nfary Ahern, Margaret Galvin, Catha- eine Moore, Josephine Murray, Frances Quinn and Elizabeth Thomas; for the next class algebra must be in-. serted instead of physics, the other subjects remain the same: Ivy Guil- fury, John Bann, and with the excep- tion of history, Jean Culver. These pupils worked from the opening of school until its close, May 31st. The honors won by them in other lines are published elsewhere. The ont/ributions o: the rovidence Library during the month of May are: "The Historp of the leformation," Corbett, given by Mary Ahem; "Gold- en Leaves from American Authors," given by Margaret Galvin; "Outlines of Modern History" glven by Frances Quinn; "Mr. Vivian's Eyes" given by William Auck; then Kathleen and lit- Ee Tom Reynolds have donated a large and valuable book, "The Beauti- ful Story of the Catholic Faith" with superb illustrations and a collection of the works of such men as Cardinal H ewman, Rev. Leonard Goffine, St. Alfonsus Liguori and, among the art- ists we find the names of Michael An- gelo and Raphael. The book contains also the Encyclical Letter of Pope Leo the XIII on "The Efficacy and Power of the Rosary." Altogether throughout the year aJout forty-five books have beenl pieced in the library. The first and I most valuable books, "Referencel Books for Students," were donated by l Mrs. John P. Kline and her daughter, Muriel; besides, later in the year they .placed another book, "Dictionary of Facts," at an expense of thirteen dol- lars, in the library also, and then again, another book, "What Catholics Have Done in the War." The other most valuable books were given by Mary Ahern, John Bann, Kathleen and Tom Reynolds. The Knights of Co- lumbus, Elizabeth Thomas and Ger- trude Slimer. Two valuable books along musical lines were given by Ivy Guillory nd Teresa and Raymond.Ur- ban. highly ated and the faculty of the Academy thanks each and every one who has helped by the least contribution. Then, too, the *Mothers' Club" is a valuable asset to the school, and may be called upon in any necessity or emergency; the hearty cooperation of this club has made the task of the 'eachers light and pleasant; the fac- ul-y extends thanks to each and every member of the club. And, lastly, the honored Superin- tendent of the academy, Reverend Doctor Clarendon, notwithstanding the fact that his time and attention were engaged in the erection of the beautiful new St. Edward's church, put forth every effort for efficiency in school work and had no small care for the comfort amd well-being of the teachers. Doctor Clarendon has al- ready given a contract for an addi- tional room to the Convent and has engaged an additional teacher for the school. He had planned also to add a chemical apparatus to the school equipment just as soon as the pupils will be ready for the study of chem- istry. To him, then, the teachers ex- tend their grateful thanks, and as they leave St. Edward's parish to take part in a Summer Normal and spiritual retreat, it is with the sweet. anticipation of eturning again to find the bright and smiling faces of the pupils when the school will reopen the first Tuesday of September. Providence Academy Graduates in Brilliant Exercises The Commencement exercises of the Providence Academy were held at' the Arkansas High Auditorium Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The spacious hall was thronged with friends an6 patrons of the school conducted by the Sisters of Divine Providence, un- der the able supervision of Reverend Doctor Clarendon, whose exertions have brought the school to its present high state of efficiency. The color scheme in the decorations was ohl rose and silver, the' signifi- cant colors of the senior class. Ex- quisite baskets, silvered and holding choice bouquets of lovely Russell roses, adorned the stage which was also gracel by the high school pupils looking their best, the grammar grade graduates in pure white and the cen- tral figure ofthe occasion, Miss Mu- riel Kline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Kline, and the charming lit- tle flower girl, Eleanor Ahern. The exercises were of a high order; the salutatory and valedictory dis- played cultured literary taste, and the lease and grace by which they were delivered by Miss Kline, who stood in silvery costume, just behind a lovely basket of Russell roses, won the ad- miration of all. Then at the supreme moment of her girlhood school life, the close of. the valedictory, Miss line' was fairly showered with roses. Georgeous bouquets, the gifts of her friends, banked the stage and remain: ed there during the Commencement address. Mr. Allan Ninham, the )rator of %he evening, greeted the class and eonplimented Miss Kline for the suc- cessful completion of the classical cours prescribed by the Academy. He seemed, moreover, to draw inspiration for his theme from the salutatory, "Servire," to serve, Muriel's well- chosen motto, from which she devel: FT. SMITH I St. Anne's Aodemy Notes--Banquet to Seniors. St. Anne's High School girls, chap- eroned by Misses Isabelle Welsh and Lena Ricca, tendered the Senior Class a banquet in the private dining room 'at Hotel Goldman on Wednesday evening at seven o'clock. Very Rev- erend P. F. Horan, D. D., and Mes- dames Brown, Herring, Ricca, and Brun and Miss Agnes Bautts were also their guests. Banquet Beauties The spacious dining hall was sim- ply but effectively decorated. A large American flag draped the main wall, lending a touch of color and a sug- gestion of patriotic spirit. The class Jlower and colors were expressed in the table decorations, American Beau- ty roses m baskets tied with blue and silver, and in the place cards, minia- ture hand-painted pennants, in rose 'design, with class motto, "Veritas Vincit," the Academy monogram,and the individual name done in blue and silver. Miss Rose O'Grady, class of '24, performed in a charming manner the duties of toastmistress. Toasts and responses were as fol- lows: Our Reverend and Honored Quests, Leone Ricca (Salutatorian). ]esponses--Very Reverend P. F. Horan, D. D., and Mrs. Brown. Alma Mater--Mary Brown (Vale- dictorian). ]esponse---Cheers for Ahna Mater and the Valedictorian of '23. Our Seniors--Anne Sharum, Class of '24. Response--Doris Ogletree, Class of '23. Our Teachers--Eugenia Bautts, Class of '23. Response Agnes Dressendorfer, Class of '25. Our Schoolmates--Mary Herring, Class of '23. Response--Helen Redmond, Class of '25. Ourselves--Estelle Tobin, Class of '25. Response--Catherine Wolf, Class of '24. Our Flag--Josephine Brun, Class of '25 Response--Star Spangled Banner, by Chorus. The Days tha Were--Nell Mumey, Class of '23. Response--Auld l,ang Syne, by Chorus. Pianist-Helen Redmond. The girls feel grateful to the Gold- man management for the courtesy and attention to detail which contributed so much o the success of their ban- quet. The concluding hours of the even- ing were spent in joyous song and dance at the Ac'ademy recreation hall. Class Day program of the Gram- mar school grades will take place in the Academy Auditorium Tuesday, I June fifth, at ten a.m. ' Graduatiorf exercises are set for i :Friday, June eighth. Program begins at eight p. m., Academy Auditorium. Junior Recital The Junior recital given May twen- ty-ninth, in the Academy Auditorium by music pupils of St. Anne's Acade- my, some of them mere children of eight years, was a remarkable demon- stration of efficient teaching and in- oped the splendid salutatory that he ltelli ent res-onse li " ' g P ' ad lust heard. Mr. Allan, hkewise, I The demeanor ofthe tln- -erform complimented John Bann as the suc-I . Y p - , . ' l ers, their grace and sureness of-exe- cessxm competitor in the contest es- - . . ... " ' I cutmn won the unstinted adm,ratmn say on -'merican History." _, ,.^  ........ u.t b,,v rM auolence. Honorable R. W. Rodgers made the oTlowing announcements: High school diplomas, awarded to Miss Muriel Kline for the successful com- pletion of the course prescribed. K. of C. go|d medal awarded to John Bann, writer of the prize-winning essay; di- plomas awarded for the- successful completion of the Grammar Grade to William Auck, Francis Thomas; Caro- line Carfare, Theresa Elliott, Adele Florman, Helen Fouke, Mildred Gal- vin, Olive Moore. Palmer Method di- plomas awarded to Mary Ahem, Mar- garet Galvin, Josephine Murray, Jo- sephine Pecorella, Frances Quinn, Carroline Carrara, Theresa Elliott, Adele Florman, Helen Fouke, Mildred Galvin, Olive Moore. Rev. Doctor Clarendon then conferred the honors on the class and decorated John Bann with the gold medal. After the graduation the boys of the school put forth their best efforts to entertain their friends and suc- ceeded admirably, And he girls dis: played" fine dramatic talent in stag- ing the interesting drama, "The Witch of Bramble Hollow." The principal characters were impersonated by Misses Mary Ahern, as .witct of Bramble Hollow; Margaret Galvin, as Sister Ildaphonse; Catherine Moore, as Queen of May; Gertrude Slimer, as little Gyp, and Mary Brannan as leader .of the Gypsies. Each scene won great applause and in that spa- l eious auditorium there was perfect silence each time the curtain rose. Altogether it was a splendid success and .the judgment pronounced was, tha "nothin like it has ever been at-. in May Pageant "The last lovely evening of May" was marked at St. Anne's, Academy by a pageant which angels as well as men may enjoy to see. 'At seven-thirty p. m. hundreds of children, white-robed and flower- wreathed, issued from the Academy and marched to the Church of the Im- maculate Conception to place on the altar of the Virgin Mother their beau- tiful floral offerings. Altar boys in white cassocks and surplices led the way and banked the altar with the wealth of bloom brought by the chil- dren. While the procession made the circuit of the church the pure voices f childhood were raised in hymns of praise to Mary, Queen of the May. Benediction of the most Blessed Sac- rament concluded 'the exercise which was beautiful and devotional beyond description. Senior Class Day The Senior Class Day exercises were presented to an appreciative au- dience in the'Acactemy Auditorium on Friday June first, at ten-thirty a. m. The program consisted of the fol- loving numbers: Class' Welcome--Chorus. Class PsalmDoris Ogletree. Class HistoryMary Brown. Class Advice to JuniorsMary tterring. Class Presetation  Egen" ' a Bautts. Class Symphony-:-Mary Brown. Class Play--'rhe Spirit of Today," Class of '23. Class DitgnosisNell Mumey. Class Will--Leone Ricea. Class MENA Closing exercises were held at St. Joseph's Academy Wednesday eve- ning, May 30, at 8 o'clock. A most .attractive program was presented, each number being liberally applauded by an audience that filled the large hall to the dors. The first number was a chorus of welcome by all the pupils, which was followed by a pic- turesque tabourine song and dance'in fany dress by four gypsy cueens Marie Fletcher, Naomi Briggs, Mabel Hall and Anna Stultz. Responding to an encore, the young ladies sang a gYPSy song. "The Tea Party," an action song by 28 little girls, wasg quaintly charming and delighted the audience. "The Revel of Leaves," a violin quartette, was admirably rendered by Elizabeth Meyer, Gladys Fried, G. W. Winters and Helen Goleman,. with Miss Ruth Meyer at the piano..'"Columbia," a patriotic number which combined drill, tableau and song, was not only beau- tiful and inspiring, but was ,also par- ticularly appropriate for May 30, Dec- oration Day. Master Dickie St. John, in characteristic costume, took the part of Uncle Sam in a very grave and dignified manner put his large com- pany of Boy Scouts through the sword drill. Grouped around the pedestal, on which stood Liberty (Marie Fletcher) were five little boys, each representing a country. Naomi Briggs presided at the piano. St. Joseph's Academy commercial class presented "Peggy's Predica- ment," an amusing playlet, in which Elizabeth Meyer capably assumed the role of Peggy. "Sunset Reverie,'" was rendered most pleasingly by Master I Pascal Alexander, a youthful violinist of much "promise. "The Garland," a t cantata which represented a bevy of lovely maids from Brittany, in cos- tume, came next and proved to be a riot of melody and brilliant coloring, Miss Ruth Meyer, formerly of Okla- homa, gave evidence of unusual talent in a classical violin solo ntitled "Kin Lear and Cordelia." Diplomas and Medals. This charming number was followed by the distribution of diplomas and medals by Very Rev. Dean Gallagher to the eighteen graduates, the num, bet being equally divided between the ' commercial class and the eighth'grade as follows: Commercial class, Mac Goolsby, Bell( White, Geneva War- ren, Flossie Stipe, Hester Iinson, Laura Stuart, Nola Ferguson, Viola Beavers and Rupert Carter. Eighth grade, Barbara Abney, Pauline Pon- tious, Grace" Earl, Edward Connell, Glenn Fried, Joseph Hung, Harold Callahan, Ralph Greiner and Eugene Christian. In the senior and junior Christian Doctrine Class Catherine Schneider drew the medal, six mem- bers,of his class making 100 per cent. In the second hristian Doctrin Class the medal went to Joseph Hoag, who won also the medal,for mathematics. In the third Christian Doctrine Class Margaret Hoag was awarded he medal. Who, Where," When. Father Gallagher made a business trip to Texarkana during the week. Mr. J. P. Weber, who spent, several weeks in Mena visiting Mrs. Peter Weber, has gone to San Antonio, Tex., to see his son before starting on the long journey to the Pacific Coast. Mr. Joseph Robe has gone to Brownsville, Tenn., to look after busi- less interests. He expects to visit latives at 9ther points also and will ba absent about two weeks. Mrs. Mary C. Donohue of Ft. Smith is visiting old friends in Mena. Dr. T. M. Fletcher went to Little Rock recently to visit his son, Father A. L. Fletcher, and to be present at th Little Rock College commence- ment exercises. Miss Kathleen Robert, accompanied by her sister, Miss Roselie, left n- day afternoon for Rochester, Minn., where Miss Kathleen will consult a specialist at the Mayo Brothes' Hos- , / p,tal in, regard t0 ear trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Spohrer of DeQueen motored to Mena to attend the clos- ing exercises at St. Joseph's Acad- emy, where their two small sons, Henry and oJe, have been pupils for several terms. They made the return trip the following day accompanied by the boys, who will spend the vaca- tion months at home. Miss Eula Christian, who has been visiting the home folks and recuper- ating from an attack of fever, left Sunday afternoon, for Fort Worth, Tex., where she will .resume her work as trained nurse. Mrs. A. L. Alvey received the sad news last Saturday of the sudden death of Mrs. C. B. Alvey, the wife of a son uwho resides at Bowie, Tex. On account of ill health Mrs. A1Vey was unable to attend the funeral, which took place at Wichita Falls, Texas. MiSs Mare Klenc, who has been thesehool term, has returned to h Tontitown, Ark. The ladies of St, met at the home of Mrs. Friday evening after was decided after change the date of the July 4 to June 30 on merous counter for the Fourth of July. On Saturday evening, June. cream social ad danCe will at the suburban home of Mr, Henry Boehmer, which charge of Mesdames Berry. JONESBORO :" Last Sunday being CorP. Solemnity, there were _ u,,, t " es, at 7:30 and 10 o'cloel. *" was beautifully decorated for casien and at 7 p. rn, procession which church, with Benedicti0 n outside the altars thsr church. The school rying their respective girls in white with wreaths on their heads and ors in the path of the ment which Was Strassner under a canoPY by four of the larger ed on either side by Knights of Columbus in and with drawn swords. outside altars was young ladies of the C. the other by members Girls' Club. The music pupils of Convent gav a recital hall on Friday that 'was both Sisters and children. about 40 who took part, The C. S. C. Club the largest dances parish hall last six-piece orchestra sic. At their meeting night they initiated members: Carol .French' cock, Frank Bolee, Lucille French and new initiation team is John Mason, ezne Stoudt, Ruth ( Underhill. A pointed to arrange the tory for a " tennis Brady, Bernard Bauer and Mary .. : committee. The Pocahontas ball over last Tuesday team on the Agg e vf 17 to 11 in big crowd of rooters, Mrs. J. Hoffman, boys, who were thor Trotzheim.. Father Hoflinger of a visitor here last The Good for their annuel taken at the churCh ported a very The booth at charge of St. Roman iary was a decided that we were spoke well for our it enaJled us to funds to give picn at the ladies in charge helped at the that donated. A little help means much i: from every standl carnival was Miss Frances with a 6 o'clock Noble last evening Jones-Falk bridal were Miss Mason, Lillian Folk, tricia Folk, JOhn Talk and Charlie Mrs. Fred puryear tables at her home on honor her niece, f ridse-elect. Miss Margderite with a beautifglly luncheon Saturday South Miss Mrs. Miss are vi., entertain bridge party of Mrs. Jones' H. A. Lsneister; oil ton Avenue, in honor Flk, bride-eleCt' The new School gave The following Laura' and Dc Tare, Margaret: Audna Little, Morrison, Dryer, Frances Willey, D!