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B+ IN WAR 1 _.__ + BONDSI[ Metal Week has been pro- - &apos;1W'  r t I tt t by Governor Adkins. It ext Monday and will con- through the week. Ark- THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK ts a quota of 85,000 tons, ,ust be collected before the :lume XY: . "  S',, 9--- =  -------  -'-'----oo. 35 'etobcr. In this campaign __------------ -- :+ I -----------'---- : H0 Fr0m-=H00 -++++*+++++' DiOcese nors trded material, the people n " " " fOUnd willing and eager %iV 7. 9 0  L lelr part. Americans, as m[]la ,b.. ) +:2 ;lare patriotic and loyal 1| [1; , <. i eaders, despite the dis- __ .......... NOPIi;S- L iomonci J-ubilee Bishop Notified By ng reports that come, at 'on headquarters. It may r 1 . <."+ SOme enemy propagandist for these reports Denea/c,, le collected are im- handled and allocated. for aluminium and Were not managed as well have been, accord- The American asked to collect these and to donate them to Most of them did 0t long afterward the, published the names companies who received for handling that was donated. Such are disconcerting to the of people who are try- what is right. There of scrap metal around In one small tons of metal came in first hour of the drive. can meet her quota if a effort is put forth. Way to get results is to of every one The metal should up by the trucks at pots. Those, who have can donate the use of them essential work. The gen- will be much more if the people can be what they collect is be used for the war that this is not just to enrich certain in- The contradictory re- are given out daily con- oil and rubber sup- not good for the public Too many cooks spoil and too many authorita- that are at vari- ging. to the latest reports agricultural front, this s are to be bountiful. tease 1 the earth and the en and a rich harvest result. However, there and there has been for a farm labor shortage nation. This would hut there is more A short time ago of War Stimson, made that, this year, be no furloughs for assist on the farms. sounds a little severe it does at the same the information is given the Army football i famous football stars, ! also service men, are! New, Haven. These from all branches of are detailed to football I ranks Vary from buck officers, but they have in common, they can in an expert fashion. to say tha.t the Army good' football team, An excellent coaching also been provided from Personnel. It must be able to assemble such imple process to report for "grtdnaplng" will be Army team has a chedule and no doubt receipts will run into kll during the baseball stars of the dla- are now in the service, gathered from far and have played before in many cities. a coincidence, that Feller, Mlckey Har- Pytlak, were able at the same time. Americans object to In fact most people of allowing these base- stars to exhibit and, at the same some money for the men. However, unfair, in view of that expert farmers given some time off use their skill in crops that are like- lack of helpers. are all needed in Surely the Seers- will change his de- situation is placed its true light. Some ered. ago the newspapers Senators Bridges and Lee of a Joint upon President Ro, Proclaim suggested in Octobq elected as the day This resolu- which may not, obvious. People in to know more about do. There is so often quoted, the persons, who little. As a rule read the Bible fro- commit many pas- They regard it They would knew that this proven without infallible teaching Church. For most Bible Is the sole follows therefore, rely UPou the for whatever Foundress of Motherhouse 94 Years Old Jonesboro. -- Foundress of the Olivetan Benedictines in the United States and 75 years' in the service of God under the Benedictine motto "Pray and Work", such is the record of Mother M. Beatrice, 94 year old Foundress of Holy Angels convent, who Saturday cele- brated her Diamond Jubilee of profession. The trail for the work of the Benedictine nuns in Arkansas was blazed by this self-sacrific- ing nun, who in 1887 came to the State, and since that time has been the inspiration and ad- ministrative guide of the Olive- tans. A native of Switzerland, Mother Beatrice, has served the order as "Superior, teacher in St. Bernard's Hospital, and Iinally for 25 years as secretary and book- keeper of the Community", quot- ing the Jonesboro daily. Celebrating the extraordinary event of the Diamond Jubilee of Mother Beatrice Rengli, and the three Golden Jubilees of profes- sion of Sister 1VL Meinrada, St. John's Place, Hot Springs; Sister M. Angelina, Superior of Sacred Heart School, Muenster, Texas; and Sister M. Cecelia, Principal of Holy Angels Academy, Jonesboro; and the Silver Jubilee oT Sister M. Teresa Fetch of Rhineland, Texas, festivities at the Convent included Pontifical Mass in the convent chapel celebrated by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Albert L. Fletcher, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Little Rock. See JUBILEE on page 5 T.J. Arnold New (. K. of A. State Pres. Charleston.--T. J. Arnold, of North Little Rock, was elected State president of the Catholic Knights of America, and Morril- ton was named the 1945 convention city as the fraternal organization met here in trI-ennlal convention August 16-17. Mr. Arnold suc- ceeds George H. Steimel of Poca- hontas. Appropriations were made by the order or St. John's Seminary and Subiaco Seminary. Other officers named by the group were: 1st vice-president, J. J. Duerr, Cherleston; 2nd vice-president, Mrs. Mary Burke, Pocahontas; 3rd vice-president, Victor Kordsmeier, Morrilton; secretary, G. H. Kenkel, Brinktey; and treasurer, Leo Ham- mer, Fort Smith. The Roy. Al- phonse Mueller, O.S.B., Charleston, was named spiritual director. Del- egates to the supreme convention to be held in Houston, Texas, next May, were: The Rev. Edw. J. Yeager, and George H. Steimel, !both of Pocahontas. Alternates i were: Leo Hammer, Fort Smith and T. J. Arnold, North Little Rock. The convention claimed a wide See C. K. of A. on page 8 Youth Club Organized In Cathedral Parish Msgr. Allen, Rector of the Cath- edral, announced last week the formation of a Club for the boys and girls of high school age of the Cathedral Parish. The first meeting was held on Tuesday evening, August 1}th, at St. Andrew's Parish hall and seventy young folks were in at- tendance. Msgr. Allen announced that the purpose of the organiza- tion is to bring closer together the young folks of the Cathedral Parish, make them better ac- quainted with one another, and provide for them pastimes and amusements such as the youth of today desire. The club whose membership is limited to members of the Cathedral Parish, will meet twice monthly for a business ses- sion and evening of entertainment. At last Tuesday's meeting which was a meeting of organization the following officers were elected for the present ' President: ..y.ear:..Robert Richard Vice-President: ......... Dan Murphy Secretary: .................... Anne Stuart Treasurer: .......... Tillie Mac Lewis At the close of the business See YOUTH on page 8 Monsignor Smith Four New Prelates, Two Chamberlains Monsignor Allen Monsignor Gallaghcr Monsignor Healy Father 0 Father Loeb Elevated by the Holy were four papal Chamberlains in the Diocese to the rank of Domestic Prelate, and two priests o the office of Papal Chamberlains to His Holiness. Domestic Prelates with the title Rt. Rev. Monsignor are: Monsignori Thos. F. Smith, Francis A. Allen, Jos. A. Gallagher, and John J. Itealy. Appointed Papal Chamberlains with the title Very Rev. Monsignor are: Fathers Jas. E. O'Connell and Otto Loeb, V.F. 40 U.S. Soldiers Instructed En Route To Australia Melbourne, Australia. (E)--A group of 40 American soldiers :who had received religious in- : struction while making the jour- ,ney from the United States in ',army transports have just re- ;ceived the Sacrament of Con- firmation from the Most Rev. Matthew Beovich, Archbishop of Adelaide. Chaplains arriving here have told of being edified by the con- duct of American troops on the voyages from the United States to Australia. Ships with Cath- ;olic chaplains have daily Mass: with large attendance and an encouraging number of daily: Communions, they report. "You ',can roll any three missions to- gether and they have not pro- duced the revival of faith I found among the men on the boat," one American C,tholic chaplain said. Apostolic Delegation Four Elevated to Dignity of Domestic Prelate; Two Receive Honor as Pope's Chamberlains Little Rock.--Four priests of the Diocese of Little Rock have been elevated to the rank of Domestic Prelates, and two priests have been named Papal Chamberlains to Pope Pius XII, by the Holy Father, it is announced here this week. The news was conveyed to His Excellency, Bishop Morris, by the Most Reverend Apostolic Delegate. Monsignori John J. Healy, Francis A. Allen, Joseph A, Gallagher and Thus. F. Smith, all of Little Rock, have been raised to the dignity of Domestic Prelates, with the title of Right Reverend Monsignor; while Fathers James E. O'Connell, Little Rock, and Otto Loeb, V. F., St. Vincent, have been named Private Chamberlains to His Holiness, and receive , ,I the title of Very Reverend Sister Bridgid 00oo+o, Investiture date will be an- nounced later. New Superior ,o his letter to Bishop Mor- ris, the Most Reverend Apos- tolic Delegat e said: At St Vincent s "Now I am able to convey to ) ou the pleasant news, upon which I am delighted to congratulate Little" Rock. -- Sister Bridgid, present Director of Nurses of St. Joseph's Infirmary, Louisville, and formerly Director of Nurses at St. Vincent's Infirmary here, will succeed Sr. M. Raymond as Super+ intendent and Superior of the In- Hrmary, it is announced this week. Anticipating the shortage of turses in the present crisis and complying with the request of dm Surgeon General, Thomas i >arran, of the United States Pub- ic Health Service, the School of J+lursing at St. Vincent Infirmary carolled its regular September ciass this year on June 15. This year the student r:ent, has been increased 25% tirough the efforts of Sister M. Raymond, retiring Superintendent :rod Superior, and Sister M. :Louis, u:e Director o Nurses. An addi- ..,ional Instructor has been engaged on the school faculty, and a new nurses home "The Immaculate" at 1600 W. Tenth Street has been you--that our Holy Father the Pope has conferred papal honors upon six of your priests." News of the elevations reached the Apos- tolic Delegation in Washington by radiogram. Briefs and biglietti will be some time in reaching American, it is thought, due to delayed communications. Monsignor Healy, ordained in 1927, is best known as Diocesan Master of Ceremonies, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools and Diocesan Director of Hospitals. Be- See ELEVATION on page 5 Fourth Degree Praised For Cib0r, u-m Gift Las Retreat For Men re! ins Frida,,, ,00ugust 28 Plans Being Made For Attendance of 100 Men At" This Final Gathering. Plans are being made at St. John's Home Missions Seminary for the reception of 100 men for the final retrea of the season which begins Friday evening, Au- gust 28 and concludes Sunday af- ternoon, August 30. Already sev- eral parishes have made reserva- tions for a group of men and others are urged to do so at the earliest possible time so that ample provisions can be made for every man who desires to make this last retreat. Only two retreats are being given for men this year. The first which was held during July at- tracted only a comparatively few men and it is known that there 'are yet 150 annual retreatants wbo should make this final retreat. Some of these have already sent word that they will be present and other are urged to do so as soon as possible. It is reasonably certain that the maximum number of men will be present, and in order that ac- commodations can be made for all who desire to attend, it is expedient that the number of men coming from each parish in the i state be sent in as soon as pos- sible so that there witl be no dis- appointments. Reservations may be made by sending word to the Rev. Patrick Lynch, spiritual director of the League, at St. John's Home Mis- sions Seminary, Little Rock, or re- servations can be made by send- ing word direct to the Seminary. [3'elegate Lat,ds Knign,; l:or Ideals purchased and remodeled to ac- commodate between twenty-five and thirty students, where they aive the first year of their train- ing. The School of Nursing is proud of its five hundred graduates now serving their country in many im- portant branches throughout the world. Applications are now open for See INFIRMARY on page 5 Last Retreat ' For Women Opens Tonight Little Rock.The second and last retreat for the women of the Diocese opens tonight at St. John's Home Missions Seminary at 7:45 p.m. His Excellency, Bishop Flet- cher, will conduct this retreat. Accommodations for around 50 retreatants are available in Morris Hall at St. John's and this number of retreatants have made reserva- tions well in advance. Due to unsettled conditions, only two retreats for women were held this year. In the past few years three retreats per season were held. Retreat will conclude Sunday afternton with Holy hour. Of Citizenship Little Rock.--The ciborium given to the Bishop for the Missions in Arkansas by the Bishop Andrew Byrne General Assembly, 4th De- gree, Knight of Columbus, in mem- ory of Sir Knight John Rumbach, has drew several testimonial let- ters. The Most Rev. Albert L. Flet- cher. Auxiliary Bishop of LRtle Rock writes Worthy Faithful Navi- gator Bernard T. Heinze as fol- lows: "Would you kindly express to the members of the Assembly our sincere appreciation and thanks for this beautiful and practical gift for one of the missions of the Dio- cese. I am sure there are a num- ber of places which need such a ciborium, but before giving it to any particular missior, I am going to try to find out the place where it is needed most. I am sure that this beautiful receptacle for the Blessed Sacra- . meat in one of our poor missions will not only be a means of bring- ing many blessings to the people of the m,ssion, but will also return a thousand fold on the kind donors who made it possible". The Honorable Joseph F. Lamb, Supreme Secretary says as follows: "This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 17th with inclosures and copy of the July 17 issue of "The Guardian ', contain- ing story on your assembly's pre- sentation of a criborium to His Excellency Most Reverend John B. Morris in memory of our late Brother, John Rumbach. Wnen Warns Against Attc ks On Sanctity Of Home Memphis, Tenn. (E)--Any at- tempt to weaken the sacred bonds of union of the home is "nothing else but a deadly attack on the security of the nation itself," His Excellency the Most Rev. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, said in addressing the Knights of Col- umbus at their sixtieth annual convention here Tuesday. His Excellency, who was the celebrant of the Solemn Pontt- ficial Mass with which the con- vention was formally opened, spoke at the States Dinner, at which other speakers were the Most Rev. William L. Adrian, Bishop of Nashville and host to the convention; Postmaster Gener- al Frank C. Walker mad Francis P. Matthews, Supreme Knight of the K. of C. Archbishop Cicognani, told the Knights of Cplumbus the services they have rendered to God and country have won for them uni- versal esteem. "You have carried high the flaming torches of the supreme loves of human life: love of God, love of home, love of Country," His Excellency said. "The Order of the Knights of Columbus which is, by its charter, primarily a fraternal insurance organization, would seem to have as its scope merely the protection f the individual," the Papal Dele- gate said. "In reality, its aim is eminently social: to make of its members loyal Catholics and up- right citizens. From the very first days of your foundation this pro  dominant idea has been in a con- stant process of realization and perfection." Regardless of its beginnings, this is no longer a war between nations but a war for human, rather than political, independence, Postmaster General F ask C. Wal- ker said in an address on "The War Aims are the Peace Terms". "Not all of us," he said, "yet ' understand the Total War for Human Rights in which we are mortally engaged. I doubt that anyone fully understands it. The magnitude of this eruption of hu- manity is too great to be now comprehended. Only the perspec- tive of future years will discern the complete character and trace the historic direction of its forces. Text of Sermon Of Archbishop Stritch In Next Issue The complete text of the ser- mon delivered by His Excel- lency, the Most Reverend Sam- uel A. Stritch, D.D., Archbishop :of Chicago, at the oiJening Mass of the Supreme Convention of :Knights of Columbus in Men- : phis, will appear in next week's issue of The Guardian. The Archbishop spoke to the asem- :blage of Knights in St. Peter's Church on Tuesday morning. Present for the Mass, with other members of the Hierarchy were :the Most Reverend Bishop of :Little Rock and Bishop Fletcher. If the scope Were less we could grasp it with a mere concentrated conviction; if the disturbance were limited to a spot, we could attack with the focused intensity of our: armed might. "But the War for Human Rights is everywhere; it is wherever hu- man hearts are found! It is the conflict between good and evil in the soul of humanity. It is the civil war of the human race whose battleground is the con- tinents of the globe, the seas that divide them and the skies that cover them. This much we do understand; this must we know most surely. Regardless of its beginnings, this is no longer a war between nations. It is a war for human, rather than political, independence. No individual or nation can be safely neutral any longer." Asserting that a good Catholic is necessarily a good citizen, His Excellency, the Delegate contin- ued: "The same holds goods for Catholic associations. The more faithful they are in cooperating with the sanctifying mission of the Church and in following her wise guidance, the more pro- found will be their impression on social life, and the deeper will be their patriotism in the service of their country. Associations of various kinds can be said to be truly living in the spirit of the Church when their religious acti- vities are coordinated with the you have opportunity to do so, I would appreciate it if you would extend to your assembly my warmest" congratulations upon the outstanding and beautiful manner in which it remembers it's de- ceased members". Sir Knight Timothy P. Galvin, Supreme Master, writes as follows "I am pleased indeed to have re- ceived these communications and I am indeed grateful for the evi- dences of activity which they re- flect". CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAMS,00' (All Prosrams on Central Wa Time) B/3r[hevflle KLCN, Sacred Heart Proffram, week days at 7:16 a. m. Prt Smith KFPW, St. Saholast[ea-St. Boniface Program alternatinl wekly ver} Thursday at 4:145 p. m. Helena KFFA, Sacred Heart Prozram. week- days at 5':80 a. m. Church and for the Church, which ]  LIttlu Rock is +presented, above all,thbey ,,IARK. Sacred Heart'Pro+ram. Mort. Bishops. Then it is that lTues.. Wed., Thurs., Frl, at 6:15 a. m. to progress is smoothed, that the KARK The Catholic Hour Program, means they use take on new el- Sundays at 5:00 p. m. KLRA Ave Maria Hour, Sundays at fieacy, their zeal acquires new 1o:00 p. m. See KNIGHTS on page