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ORPHANAGE NUMBER nothing is more de" and ! large [ lat every one may | good reading which and strengthens s Christian virtues. PP.. XV, :. SECTION FOUR A Catholic Paper is a Perpetual Mission-- Pope Leo XIII "The Guardian" in every home---our Motto, The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkartsas, Saturday, July 31, 1920 . NumBer 7 ELEN.A HI A Progressive 0000rkansas City The Gate Thru Which Civilization Entered Arkansas CLEBURN E HOTEL. Phone 241 BUStl Ark. to Wear now show- are right to see me. BUILKE Tinning g a Specialty Street 984 Ark. Sheet Metal Works Furnaces and Tin Work 1245 ! Ohio Street Arkansas HELENA Thriving Parish Set on Banks of the Mississippi Rejoices in Fine Church, Rectory and Academy. Now, in truth, can the people of St. Mary's Parish view with pride their nmch checkered career since the date of their first foundations in 1865. Bishop Byrne's purchase of the Biseoe estate has proven to be but one of the many providential and masterly enterprises of his energetic and cap- able management. Seeking Pinacle. Too long has Helena been pitched and excused for her apparent lack of progress in circles religious; too calm- ly has she accepted this mete of con- dolence and pardon, not looking with- in herself for the. cause, but in cool complaisance she assumed that to the Civil War can be traced all her de- creptitude. For years and Years, the annalists of ecclesiastical achieve- ments in this vicinity have sighed at the mediocrity of advancement. But no longer will the state of the church of our flourishing little city evoke words of sympathy and tiresome ex- planations. For aroused to her pos- sibilities, Helena will not stop until the pinnacle is attained. What though the past has been slow and unmarked! Does not the poet assure us that: "The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept Were toiling upward in the night " Catholics Awake. Catholic Helenians are now awake to what can and ought to be done. In the light of the present, they see and appreciate what has not been done in the past. Much chagrined do they revert to the days'when beloved Pas- tors, such as Fathers Shanahan, Botezkes, O'Reilley, Enright and Higgins labored so ardently among them and yet were sadly disregalled. Now like the Celts of okt they seemed determined to swear that "Never, no never their standard shall yield." It is not strange then to find so much effected within the current time. Per- haps no Arkansas Parish boasts of better equilament than St. Mary's. Here the simple, neat brick Church, i built by Father Botezkes, has been well preserved and adorned. The Ladies of the Altar Society are ever at hand to put the touch of nicety and beauty, to appropriate decorations, I Parish is the handsome new '$12,000 rectory which firmly assures the peo- ple that now at last the Pastor is properly housed. Certainly this parish-home must be a source of real joy and pride to all who have aided in its erection. Its opening was cele- brated and made memorable by a visit from belovea Bishop Morris, of Little Rock. His Lordship is ever: loud in his commendations of Catho- lics in Helena. Zealous Pastor. Side by side or rather deeply un- derlying this material progress is the spirit of Catholicism springing up in the hearts of the people. This is due in a great measure to the zeal of its presen t pastor Rev. J. J. McGrath, who besides his own unstinted ef- forts in behalf of his flock has ar- ranged for two missions during his short pastorate. The exercises this year were conducted by Reverend ST. MARY'S CHURCH. while the choir is so fine that a far Polk, a Redemptorist Father, whose more pretentious congregation might discourses were both practical and glory in its possession. New Rectory. The crowning monument of the I RECTORY OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH. REV. J. J. McGRATH. bIAKES S;tci d Hea]:t Academy THE CADEMY CONDUCTED BY THE SISTERS OF NAZARET KENTUCKY, SINCE 1879 A school of the best--trains the hand, heart and head to a unison of service. Splendidly graded Day School embracing both Grammar and Academic Courses. Boarding Department conserving home training. Commercial Course including Book-Keeping, Business Arith. metic, Commercial Law, Commercial Correspondence, Penmanship and Spelling. School of Music--Piano, Organ, Violin and other instruments. Theory, Harmony and Composition. For terms and additional particulars address SISTER SUPERIOR ARKANSAS STREET HELENA, ARK. Mirrors Replated ALLEN SIGNS ANYTHING 603 Ohio Street Helena, Ark. SACRED HEART'S ACADEMY. eloquent. Boy Scouts. Troop 3, of the Boy Scouts, with Father McGrath as Master and Mr. Will A. Etoch as assistant are plan- ning a delightful camping party near Chicot Lake. These recreations are of the purest and best type, and the parencs are more than glad to trust their boys to Father McGrath's keep- ing, for while lambs remain close to the shepherd they are indeed safe. "It might be well to comment here that a nation wide movement is in progress to organize Catholic Troops of Boy Scouts. Several ecclesiastical officials acting for the Holy Father are strongly urging the promulgation of this association. Helena, in this, as in many other affairs has t/&cn a lead. May the success of this year echo through the future ages Of St. Mary's Parish, Helena. ST. MARY'S CHURCH. Helena, justly called, "The City Beautiful," by reason of its natural location on the bank of the great Mis- sissippi its wonderful background of tree-clad hills, and its many truly handsome homestemls, was chosen as one of the first places in Arkansas to receive the light of Catholocity. In 1865 Rt. Rev. Andrew Byrne, Arkan- sas' first Bishop, purchased the Biscoe (Continued on Page Thirty-Two) l|mn|n|nnllnmm|nm| m|mmnm|mmlmlmnm|l! You[ ACGOimt Will, Bc Wcli00omc 4 per cent on Savings Accounts Our Savings Department is just as near you as your nearest mail box. Write for particulars about Banking by Mail. St;t;urity Ban00ff Trust Company Helena, Arkansas Capital, Surplus and Profits Over $325,000 Habib Etoch M.A. Etoch ,Habib's Delicatessen BAKERYCONFECTIONERY Best Restaurant in Arkansas Manufacturers of HABIB'S BREAD, CAKES, PASTRIES/ICE CREAM AND ICES Agents for BEI:CH'S CANDIES, AMBROSIA CHOCOLATES, KING'S CHOCOLATES and APOLLO CHOCOLATES 51%519 Cherry Street Telephone, Main 136 HELENA, ARKANSAS :::: .:::: ::: : ,.t,.t-.},.t-...t...H.+.t.+..+.} Contributed in consideration of the Co-Operation and Loyalty of our Catholic Friends. THE Interstate National Bank OF HELENA Capital and Surplus $400,000.00 Total Assets Over $2:000,000.00