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, [ THE GUARDIAN, SATUR DAY, JUNE 12, 1920. PAGBFIYl ,.meat o the act lation }rtal 11'o :'ed [, ,, for ,ilg a flars. cited. : ecial dvent !'8 (1.b'C1 of ;e statue: in the : MasseS) he state: L ay aSS kdre pture (1 ad ressiOl U. It H. ften :voti0n. : from sllS  men. bless' aid i ,' ( Persons of Note Timothy Foley, K. S. G., recently in St. Paul, at the age of 82, was an excellent as a generous Catholic. He in the great Northwest, others, he never allowed in this life to interfere with in the next. For his loy- the Faith and for his munifi- he was made a Knight by the Holy See. The notice of him is taken from Bulletin": Foley was a pioneer lumberman known throughout the world contractor', wholesale and capitalist. His charities in keeping with his great and material success. Born in 1838. !iFoley wa born August 15, 1838, County, Ontario. After the lumber business in that came to Minnesota in 1879 brother, Michael H. Foley, him. Together with two Thomas and John, they] into extensive operations in business and had great Milan., St. Cloud, For- and Milaca. In the early eight- office was opened in St. Paul. in the view of the late Arch- James J. Hill and other Mr. Foley foresaw the material development of the His various activities St. Paul in every direc embraced large parts of Can- Foley .with his brothers interested in the rail- business and they one of the largest firms in o fendeavor on this continent. of Foley Brothers had a in the building of prac- all the great railway lines in and Northwest, as well as times in his career Mr. high positions of trust in banking circles• At the • his death he was president of railroad contractors; wholesale grocers, and Baking Company. Maisie Ward up to the traditions of her has recently published a of Father Maturin, and the in "The.Tablet" is so ex- for the sake of Miss Ward Maturtn we reproduce it: Maturin's many friends this volume. Miss Ward done her task excellently was no easy one• She has "he being dead now and this is great praise. has throughout allowed to speak for himself. oint can anyone complain has used him as a peg to hang her own refections. these letters with their of view and intense sym- other peoples' strivings and it is easy to appreciate lament that went up from Father Maturin's tragic characteristic death was We say "truly character- it almost seems as though as his should have had no falls into two embraces much Unpublished notes for Re- Selected Letters. Father a preacher rather than .busy a man he has of surprising length. One really took pains to an- the difficulties of those who "To build up" rather legs over which he himself had had o reflect during the best years of his life; he could consequently sympathize as few others perhaps were able o do. Maturin's philosophy might be de- scribed as tim "philosoihy of the per- sonal element;" thus he quotes from his note-b0ok--though he cannot re- member where he read it---a passage wlfich he might very well have written himself: "It is true men can't find their be- lief suddenly by an effort of will, so as not :o believe what hey dislike and believe what they wish; but it is also true that a moral bias .wthin has the greatest influence on the decisions of he understanding. The two powers, though distinct, closely react upon one another. Men can choose and refuse to listen to the evidence in the cour of the soul; tey can play the part of advocate and browbeat witnesses whose evidence they dislike, and fol- low blindly all that favours the issue they desire to follow. Sceptical minds can make nmuntains out of molehills, and vault with ease over mountains of evidence that stand in their way." Maturin's comment on this is: "I think we all feel how tie this is in some people 'e know; it's hard often to see how true it is in ourselves." No one can accuse Maturin of lack of caution when dealing with people wo felt drawn to Rome: "It is not enough to feel drawn t'J Rome, and to feel a dislike vo much amongst ourselves. Nothing would justify one's leaving the English Church but a belief that it was no true par of the Church of Christ. If one feelg that, there is nothing but to go, if one doesn't think that, I can't see how--however one loves and longs for] much that Rome gives--one can go. I Of course, it is absurd to say it would] mit one's temperament, unless by that it iq neant that a person of a celtain temperament naturally ;w,ill be led by l God to believe R.ome alone is right.[ I think that that seems to be true•] This is clear to me, that those who[ have gone to Rome "And been blessed had n6t a doubt. It was quite clear to them tb, at Rome was alone the true I Church. Others, many, have lovecl I lome and wished to go, but have been I held back by the feeling that they did] not believe Ronm alone was true, how-I ever beautiful. . I ADV--i00 $6 (Continued from Page I•) that ultimately it will be done; but the more quickly it is done, the better, but it does seem to me that until we have some means of bringing them to- gether, and getting the facts by in- vestigation, public opinion will hae,, nothing to guide it." Bryan Not Qu',te Satisfied. The Chairman: "Why is it that you do not find many men who toil and slave in labor in the churches?" Mr. Bryan: "Well, I would not say that." The Chairman: "Possibly that is too strong a statement." Mr. Bryan: "No, I think you will find it depends a good deal on the lo- cality." The Chairman: "But the churches do not seem to be going after them." Mr. Bryan: "Not as much as I would like, but we have some in the industrial eomnmnities that are doing a grand work, and I think we ought to have more. I heard the other night the presentation of a home mission work by the representatives of the different branches, and I was very deeply impressed by it, and I did not mean any reflection upon the Senate and the House when I said aftemvard ,, • • down was his mamm, ] that there had been more truth spoken ever insisting on God's in regard to great public necessities than our own puny ef- at that meeting that night than had s are all--even the greatest been spoken in the Senate and House upart of His plan, 'in a long while, o far as I knew. It ready to re-eonstlxmt it if was an important public question, and offer Him the damaged the interest was tremendous." "In our life," Father "there is nothing to be but much to be guided, dis-. 'abated, controlled and kept is the false use of given me to use." deal with various sub- speaking from pges treat of different tempta'- there 5s one letter, which is really re- its, deep insight. An- No. 9, which is a of the Encyclical }}ere he wisely re- things become to U.s Personal, and I believe depends upon the 'temper Of Which they are taken: the l and humility--the Glad to. Unbosom Himself. The Chairman: "The interest may have been tremendous and the speeches may have been good and all that; that is one kind of interest, but when it comes to going out iD the highways and byways, they do not seem to be there." Mr. Bryan: "Yes, the curse of this world and the deceitfulness of riches crush the truth." The Chairman: "Mr. Bryan, we are very much obliged to you and let me say that your suggestions have been very, very helpful." Mr. Bryan: "I am greatly obliged to you, gentlemen, that you should al- low me to unbosom myself." SCATTERED GOODNESS. of onfidence and ....... _ • ' The good which a holy, self-denying bulk of the letters deal, man does n life is scattered here and ith questions of the faith there in l:ttle fragments of blessmg, )eI te who are falin an-]a kindness to a,child, a glance of pity, the Chtwe k of Engla and a, sympathetic rd, an answering ver the claims of Rome. [smile. The great things he is called Father Maturin is uBon to do make but little part of the Ite is. dealing itk prob- real value of his life. ] Normal Training School For Our Teaching Corps (Continued froni Page 1.) wll without doubt be unanimously accepted. We quote the teachers' pro- posals in full: REPORT OF COMMIttEE ON LEGISLATION. Books of Interest 1 -- -- .......... ,, , , lI As a rule people prefer to relax is an old maid, when we meet her, oo over their summer reading, and at delicate to work, but she is well I this season fiction is sought by those enough to be the "beast of burden" who are usually absorbed in the more in her married sister's home. er "The Committee on Legislation respectfully recommends that the Legis- serious class of reading through the lature of 1921 be asked to enact the following legislation: 1. "(a) That after September ,1923, no person be allowed to teach in fine schools of Arkansas who has not completed at least a four years high school course or its equivalent. (Provided, this shall not prevent progressive and mccessful teachers who, September 1, 1923, hold first or higher grade license, from teaching.) "(b) That after September 1, 1925, no person be allowed to teach in the schools of Arkansas who has not completed the course of a four-year I Normal Training High School, or its equivalent. (Provided, this shall not] prevent progressive and successful teachers who, September 1, 1925, hold] first or higher grade license, from teaching.) ] "(c) That after September 1, 1927, no person be allowed to teach in the schools of Arkansas who has not had at least two years Normal School course, or its equivalent. (Provided ,this shall not prevent progressive and successful teachers who, September 1, 1927, hold first or higher grade license, from teaching.) "(d) That after September 1, 1923, no person be allowed to teach 4n a High School in Arkansas who has not had at least two years Normal Train- ing above a four-year High School course, or its equivalent. "(el That after September 1, 1925, no person be allowed to teach in a High School in Arkansas who has not the equivalent of a bachelor's degree winter. But I have known a woman who does all her heavy reading in the summer, and she saves the de- tective stories for the winter, when her own work is at its heaviest. And I've known a man who went on a "literary debauch" about the last week of each year, the strain and pressure of the holiday rush attendant upon his duties as a spiritual curator ne- cessitated such a relaxation. When the thermometer hover around the breaking point the aver- age reading public seeks the books that cm be read with little thought, so for the fiction lovers Zona Gale's "Miss Lulu Bert" must be given a mention. It vould receive recogni- tion for its merit. There is a little something about the story that re- minds one of "Nocturne," though i is not as masterly done, and the sim- mother, Mrs. Bett, is given to "tanX trims," which she indulges by not appearing at meals. Mr. Deacon's brother comes for a visit, he seeks entrance to the home by the kitchen route and meets Miss Lulu, the scul- lery maid. When pleasures are planned, Miss Lulu for the first time in her life, is invited to be a member of the party. At one of them she and Mr. Deacon say the words which bind them, by common law, as man and wife. The happiness was short lived, the supposedly dead wife re-appears, in the all too solid flesh aid Mis Lulu becomes Miss Lulu Botts until here comes  happy termination through another source. The ending reads as if it were written for the public eye, and to satisfy the people who wan "And they lived happily ever after" as the last word, but the story has merit in the telling and its from a standard college. "(f) In order that teachers now in service may be enabled to improve their qualifications, the Arkansas State Teachers' Association hereby re- quests all local and district boards to make provision for aiding in some definite financial way their teachers who desire to remain in the service, is a creation--unforgettable one. She and by further study to raise their professional qualifications. 2. Mena's Greatest Event "(a) That every district in the State be required to maintain at least Fr. Fletcher's First Mass seven months of free school each year. - I (Continued from page 3) "(b) In order that the professional qualifications of teachers may nelmos t blasphem.ous--no wonder they raised as fast as is consistent with expediency and sound public practice, have placed this dignity above Mary the Arkansas State Teachers' Association hereby heartily recommends that the Mother of God, and ahove the an- the Lgislature of 1921 be asked to enact the above educational measures•" gels in heaven. The Seraphic Saint "N. B.--When the term 'two years of Normal world is used, it signifies Francis sm(l, "Were I to meet an An- two years of college work and in addition teacher's training." :'el and a Priest walking together, I DIOCESAN BOARD RECOMMENDS. wouhl first salute the Priest." No ]writer has ever done justice to the To meet this situation it seems 1o the School Board that the only logical di-nit of the Pi ,'"  .... -hin to do is ....... - ..... I g Y  "e:'noot, no vne wm g to conuuc ±ormm courses or the Sisters in tsonege ormat ee exnl i " i ....... • .... , , , . / '" r an 1 n 1T.s lull Slglll[icance worK, t'na¢ mey may ne Drought to the standard required by the State, in the land ~nndeur allotted time The feasibility of the Normal courses and State approval ;' ,. ". • * • Right lo Rejoice. were discussed at the Board meeting and a committee was appointed to take the matter up with the State authorities. The educational authorities of the State, through Professor Bond, Superintendent of Education, has in- formed the School Board of the Diocese of Little Rock that the State would be willing to issue a charter to such a Normal School, and upon completion of courses, given under the au,piccs of the Catholic Church, to issue State licenses. We quote Professor Bond's letter: "Little Rock, May 10, 1920. "Rev. H. A. Heagney, President Catholic Normal School, Little Rock, Arkansas. "My Dear Sir--The committee of tle State Board of Education on Char- tei6ng of Educational Institutions, at a recent meeting, had under considera- tion the inquest, made by yourself a short time ago, for granting an exten- sion under your present charter for conducting a special Normal Training School, this school to be not only for the special benefit of teachers now teaching in your parochial schools and colleges, but also to be open to any one desiring to take the work. • "The committee authorized me to say that you are authmzed to conduct such no-mal training school, and you are hereby advised to that effect. "Yours truly, "J. L. BOND, "Chairman Stale Board of Education." NORMAl, INSTITUTE CHARTERED. To bring the matter more clearly to Your Lords!hip's attention and to make you assured of the recognition willing to be accorded by the State, the School Board has procured a charter under the title of "Catlmlic Nor- mal Institute•" Before, however, this could be done, the State authorities have demanded that, if this wm'k shouh] be taken up, the Catholic Normal Ins!itute would comply with all regulations of the lately funned Association of Colleges, projected at a recent meeting of the colleges of the State. It ilarity may be in the fact that both splendid portraitures of an interesting stories deal with the members of a family, who have their counter parts fm.nily, and-the characterizations in in countless homes would repay one, each are excellent• Miss Lulu Bett even if there were no other gain from the story. C. So you have a right, my clear people of Mena, to rejoice, to celebrate and to feel honored a_ y'ou have never clone before. God has loved one of you, adorne(I him and made him a Priest, gave him the greatest gift.that IIe God could give a man. Why should yop not rej.oice? Why should not his good parents rejoice? Why should they not permit us, Bishop, Priests md people, to kneel in rever- ence 'at their feet? There is where we are in spirit at the feet of those good parents wh.o have given tht: Church of God a Priest of the New Law. Priesthood Ineom prehensihle. In one of the books off the Old Tes- tament we read the pathetic story of Anna, the mother ..f Samuel, who iwas spoken, no w,ord was heard, ex- cept what the angels sang at the com- mand of God--when the cmain be- tween heaven and earth was lifted. So far as I know, there is no tradition that any word was uttered--and i wasn't it appropriate? but somehow or other, the human soul wants to be stirred, and nothing perhaps can stir it so much as the voice of a Priest of God. ! Addresses Fr. Fletcher. Father Fletcher-- may you be ble.:sed, may you not disappoint the Bishop who placed his hands upon lyour bead, trmeblingly, for whenever I place my hands upon the head of a young Levite, those who know me wonder if I can go through this cere- mony, overcoming my feeli.ngs--and this is the only occasion when I feel powerless. I feel humble, humble, humble--the p.ower that God has giv- en me to confer tle Priesthood on others, fills me with wonder. My dear Rcv. I%. Fletcher, love God, and do not disappoint me; may you be a i joy t() your blessed mother and your igood father; may your Priesthood be i a joy to you and may it at least be • made brighter if possible for all eter- nity in the presence of Jesus, whose love is great enough to embrace us all and last forever." At the conclusion of the Mass, Fr. follows from this that the Normal School must be conducted on the basis of a college, meeting the following requirements, which have to do witfi the regulations of our Diocesan schools in connection with State supervision. We sum up these requirements here•with: REQUIREMENTS. In schools recognized as doing standard and senior college work by the State of Arkansas there shall be no less than eight (8) departments: and that each department head or professor shall have no less than an A. M. degree from a standard university other than those in the association and in some standard American association of,olleges. This requires that all high school courses, given preparatory to such college work must com- prise complete courses m English, Mathematics, Science, Ancient and Modern Languages, and HistotT, requiring at least eight (8) more professors capable of conducting classes satisfactory for college entrance. Such a normal hool as l)ne board proposes will then be required by the State to have no less than sixteen (16) professors, eight (8) of -hom must have at least an A. M. Degree from some standard college other than those in proposed" Arkansas Association of Schools, and a corps of eight (8) more professors, a majority of whom must have at least an A. B. Degree from some standard college. RECOMMENDS. It is reconunended by the board that, for the year 1920, notTnal courses be given to our Catholic teachers in work covering four years of high school and freshman and possibly sophomore years of college; that in the i •"uture, as rapidly as possible, work to be given covering the entire college 9urse. FINANCE BOARD ORGANIZED. To bring about the establishment of the Normal Training School and to give consideration to its maintenance, with provisions for the initial and future expenditures, a Board of Finance was organized, with the following members: PETER ZELL, C. S. Sp., chairman. GEORGE BINKERT, O. S. B., Secretary. P. H. BOYLE, Trea.rer. P. F. HORAN, D. D., V. F., Director. JOS. FROITZHEIM, Director. COST OF WORK. In the estimation of the board the cost of such work can not be less than between $5,000 and $6,000 a year. This cost is approximated by the present standard of college professors' salaries and the annual expenses for work of such nature in our Catholic colleges based upon their reports made to Was%ingtn when the colleges were under government control during the war. It is recommended by the board to your Lordship that a productive fund be raised to meet this yearly expense. It is further recommended that this matter be brought to the attention of the priests Of the Diocese, and that a board of finance be appointed to meet with the school board and discuss the situation before the retreat. ¢Continued ou" PaLe &) knelt down and poured out her heart Fletcher imparted his blessing to each before the tabernacle, and asked Him. individual of the Congregation. supplicatingly, eravingly, "God, God Slflendld Decorations. of hosts, give me a son. give me a son. The decorations of the Church were emd I will give him back to Thee. All in accordance with the beauties of the the days of his life he will serve Thy ceremonies. The High Altars were tabernacle;, l would not wan him for b'mked with magnificent palms, form- myself, I w.ould not wan him for the ling a fitting background for the lilies. world, but O, God of hosts, I want Ir°ses and other cut flowers, lighted hm for Thee., and I prmnise Thee that candles and incandescents lending a I will give ifim to Thee, and he will serve Thee all the clays of his life." Avd the God of nature and the God of creation who had hitherto not given Anna a s.on, gave her a son, because she had promised to dedicate him to the set:ice of the temple. Tiffs was only a figure of the eternal Priesthood which the mother, the blessed mother the happy gunther of your congTega- ti'on has seen and realized today in this son of hers who for the first time as- cended the steps of the altar, sa;d his first Mass. No wonder he does not fully understand the picture, It is too great, the reality is too grand to he eomurehended in a single hour, in a single day, in a single month, in a single year, in a single lifetime and in a whole eternity. Will I ever compre- hend the eternal Priesthood which the Blessed .God has given him? No, never--There never will be an open- ing of the vision until the day of love arrives when before the throne o God we will celebrate the last Pente- cost. Docese Rejoices, Today the diocese can in spirit visit Mena. Today every Catholic heart knows of this occasion and surely is in spirit kneeling here, first before the tabernacle--the tabernacle of Je- sus and secondly at the feet of the good mother who brought f.oh this good son. Ohl I can not help to re- peat, because I feel there is no one :hat I envy so much as the woman nacle coor and there they received the the mother era Priest of God. I have never envied the glories of any other mother who has given presidents, gen- erals, kings or prihces, but I find my- self envying the mother who has given the Chareh of God a Priest. O, blessed m.thermay I say that what you have done is a mark vf God's appro- bat!on; for if I may say that, and I think I may, little can be saidthe occasion is so great. I believe that it is a tradition that when the shep- herds came to Bethelehem no word luminous glow over all. The music rndered by the St. Agnes' choir wa 'well sung--the soloist of the offertory selection, "Quid Retributam," being Miss Marie Fletcher, the .oung sister f Father Fletcher• At the home of Dr. and Mrs. T. M. Fletcher, parents of the young Priest, dinner was sem, ed to the Bishop, the visiting Clergy and Mr. Camille Mor- saul, who was a former classmate of Fr. Fletcher, when he attended school at Tontitown. In the evening a reception was giv- en in the St. Joseph's Academy hall, which was well attended by Catholic and non-Catholic friends of the young Priest. A fine musical program was splendidly rendered by a group of former pupils of the academy. A: purse of substantial size was presented from the congregation, which was gracefully and gratefully acknowl- edged by the recipient. The l¢ur's social intercourse was closed with a few pleasing remarks from Father Gallagher. PARIS CABLE. 4" I (N. C. W. C. Special Cable.) Paris, June 7,--A special commit- tee of the Chamber of Deputies has adopted the motion of Maurice Barres to honor Joan of Arc by the annual observance of a national holiday. General Maistre, who commanded in 1917 the group of armies fighting be- tween Chateau Thierry and the Ar- gonne, attended yesterday the gen- eral meeting of the committee organ- ized to erect a chapel on the bank of the Marne, to express the nation's ,r.-titvde for victory in the world war. In a speech, General Maistre declared that it was his convietio that Providence gave France victory on hs Marne in 1914 and again in 1918, PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS. t