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THE GUARDIAN, JUNE 20, 1969 PAGE 3 etired Guardian ypesetter D ies Little Rock -- One of The most faithful and de- employees died June 14. Mellissa Sullivan CENTRAL Flying Service Air Taxi Aircraft Rental Air Freight Flight Instruction ir Ambulance CALL FR 5-3245 Airport-Little Rock Miss Melissa Belle Sullivan, 76, joined the paper's print shop crew in October, 1942 as a linotype operator. She retired January 1, 1967 when The Guardian closed the print shop. This matriarch of The Guardian set stories at her machine for almost 25 years. At the time of her retirement she held the distinction of having worked at The Guardian longer than any of its other employees. Her funeral was held in Ruebel Funeral Home June 16 with The Rev. Horace G. Grigson, Jr., offi- ciating. Miss Sullivan was born.at Reyno in Randolph County, a daughter of the late James Felix and Emma Dean Sullivan. She was a former resident of Corning and had lived in Little Rock for over 25 years. She formerly worked for the Arkansas Gazette, the Arkansas Democrat and the Clay County Courier. At one time she edited a weekly newspaper at Conway. Miss Sullivan is survived by a sister, Mrs. Harold Hicks of Little Rock. Pallbearers were Herbert Mou- nts Since 1894 tt-Monahan George C. Wyatt [121 WRIGHT - LITTLE ROCK Requiem Offered For Bishop Wade Boston (NC) -- Requiem Mass for Bishop Thomas J. Wade, 75, one of the church's foremost20th- century missioners and American hero of World War II in the Paci- fic theater, was offered in Our Lady of Victory church here. Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston was the chief concelebrant of the June 17 Mass and preached the eulogy. The son of immigrant parents, an Irish father and a Welshmoth- er, Bishop Wade was born in Pro- vidence, R. I. When the Japanese invaded the Solomon Islands in World War 1I, they spread a wide path of death and destruction. The bishop met the invaders when they landed at Bougalnville with a demand that his missioners remain free and un- harmed to carry on their work. The Japanese reply was to take the bishop prisoner, but he managed to escape and hid out in the hills until rescued by American forces. dy, Homer Holmes, George L. McBridge, H. F. Brigham, Robert Pack and Eugene E. Pack. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. A t Midnight Audience Abdo Kardibor, a Lebanese oil worker, kisses the hand of Pope Paul VI during a rare midnight audience when the Pope received 15 men he had helped free from sentence of death in Biafra. The technicians had flown in that night from Africa, radioing ahead their request for a meeting with the Pope, who responded by spend- ing an hour with the men and their tearful families. (NC Photo) Baton Rouge Diocese May q21ose Schools tinued, "we wouldn't close schools in an irresponsible fashion. We wouldn't do anything calculated to hurt the public schools or our own children. Bishop Tracy said that while recognizing the seriousproblems of the parochial schools, "I am still strongly opposed to clos- ing" them. "It would mean losing some 300 religious teachers to oth- er dioceses in which parochial schools are still open. Moreover, our Diocesan Lay Congress, rep- resenting all our people, voted overwhelmingly lastyear toretain our parochial schools. Consequent- ly, I will do all in my power to keep our schools open," he pledged. (NC News Service) Bishop Robert E. Tracy of Ba- ton Rouge declared that the dio- cese is "definitely faced with the prospect of closure of its school," but added he will "do all in my power" to prevent this from hap- pening. Bishop Tracy's statement came in response to a resolution by the diocesan Priests' Senate which called for immediate steps to close all parochial and interparo- chial schools unless public assis- tance is provided for them. Five more parochial schools were closed in the Portland, Me. diocese, while Buffalo diocesan of- ficials announced the closing of two schools and the consolidation of six others and indicated more closings, consolidations andphas- ing out of grades can be expected. The provincial seminary for the four dioceses of Iowa closed its doors for the last time this month. Phone FR 2-2277 MAJESTIC .. Cleaning with "Sanitone" -- Will appreciate your business LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Laundry with "Ivory Soap" The resolution of the Baton Rouge diocesan Priests' Senate read in part: "Whereas the increasing cost of ope rating all Catholic parochial and interparochial schools is be- coming an impossible pastoral burden and whereas the legisla- ture of the State of Louisiana is presently considering a Citizens for Educational Freedom-sup- ported bill for financial assistance to nonpublic schools.., the priests' senate.., recommends to Bishop Tracy that unless financial assis- tance from public funds is avail- able, immediate steps be taken to close all parochial andinterparo- chial schools of the diocese." Bishop Tracy noted that the senate resolution and his own comments on it "were not all sim- ply pressure tactics. "As a matter of fact, the dio- cese is definitely faced with the prospect of closure of its schools," he stated. 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