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PAGE 6 THE GUARDIAN, AUG. 23, 1974 Pastoral Musings Stood And the Tree By Msgr. John B. Scheper-- DAVID GRAYSON wrote an essay entitled "Under My Elm." He is describing the great hurricane of 1938, the first in the history of the valley in which he lived. The storm struck the town with un- believable ferocity. Many of the finest trees in the valley, half of the giant elms, were ruthlessly uprooted. Grayson wrote, "We watched the storm sweeping across the hills.., and saw the great boughs of our elm.., begin to sway and beat about... It did not seem possible that the tree could stand.., and yet it stood." WITH RELIEF and won- derment Grayson gazed at the giant, and he addressed himself to his beloved tree. "Old elm, I know why you stood! I know why the greatest hurricane ever known in all our country could not put you down. It was because you had grown in open spaces. You had been pruned and toughened and disciplined by the storms of a century. You had put your great gnarled roots down into the strong soil of New England... When the storm blew, and the flood came, you stood." Grayson's giant elm might well be a symbol of the Church founded by Christ upon Peter with the promise, that the forces of evil would never destroy it. In the 20 centuries there have been numerous storms, violent and destructive, attacks from without and from within -- but the Church stands, firm and strong, because it is rooted in God. THERE HAVE been injuries, and there have been losses. If our virtues of faith, hope, and love are not rooted in Christ, if OUr virtues are merely a collection of borrowed virtues, which have no roots in reality, they will tumble in a storm, they will slip from our palsied hands. There has never been a time when the Church has been completely at peace. Our Lord foretold this when he said to his followers that the world would hate them and persecute them, as it had hated and persecuted him. THE APOSTLES suffered death through martyrdom. Their faith and love were rooted in Christ and his teachings, and for their Master they willingly gave their lives. There is a rather strong wind blowing in our time. Many church members, not firmly rooted in Christ, have suc- cumbed to the wiles of the devil, and the deceptive teachings of the modern world. These members were not pruned, or toughened, or disciplined, and consequently were not able to withstand the storm. WE MUST be disciplined by our devotion, toughened by worthy aspirations, and steadied for storms by our complete commitment to Christ. When the roots of our lives go down to the nourishing grace of God, we are rel persons and when the storms blow, and the floods come, we will stand like "the giant elm." Youth $ ingers Schedule Tryouts Little Rock -- Tryouts for the Catholic Youth Singers will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 7 P.M. at St. John's Catholic Center here. Boys and girls of high school age are being invited to demonstrate their vocal or instrumental talents or both. All instruments will be welcomed, horns, strings or percussion. Tryouts will be on a personal basis with three CYS members as judges. Membership will be granted on the basis of com- mitment, talent and time the individual can devote to CYS work. Baton Rouge Gets New Bishop Washington (NC) - Pope Paul has named Auxiliary Bishop Joseph V. Sullivan, 54, of Kansas City - St. Joseph, Mo., bishop of Baton Rouge, La., to succeed retired Bishop Robert E. Tracy. The appointment was an- nounced here by Archbishop Jean Jadot, apostolic delegate in the United States. Bishop Sullivan was born in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 15, 1919, and is the city's first native to be named a bishop. He attended St. Vincent's elementary school, De La Salle Academy and St. John Diocesan Seminary there. He also studied at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary in St. Louis and the Sulpician Seminary at the Catholic University of America here. He was ordained in Kansas City in 1946 and returned to Catholic University to take a doctorate in theology. Heads 4th Degree in Fort Smith These are the new officers of Right Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. Horan General Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, in Fort Smith. Seated from left are Msgr. William E. Galvin, V.F., faithful friar; Faithful Navigator Frank Koenigseder and State Master Robert S. Peters, Jr. Standing from left are Joseph Ciulla, comptroller; Albert He also has a master's degree in education. While in major seminary he held summer jobs as a news commentator on radio station KCKN in Kansas City and was also master of ceremonies for numerous orchestral programs originating from WDAF radio studios in Kansas City for the National Broadcasting Com- pany. He served in several Kansas City parishes and also as an instructor at Cardinal Glennon High School and St. Aloysius Academy there. For two years he served as assistant superintendent of schools in the diocese and as superintendent for four years before he was named chancellor in 1957. In 1967 he was appointed auxiliary bishop. He has also served as chaplain of the Kansas City police department. Morrilton HORACE CROFOOT PHOTOGRAPHY POt{TI{.HT- COMMERCIAl- WEDDING 11: N. Moose Phone ;54-$408 Shoppers Guide l " " i ... BUDV/EISEK. LAGER BEER 00Y/00p00,Otto Lienhart, Inc. " Distributors Morrilton, Ark. MAUS IMPLEMENT COMPANY. i John Deere Sales & Service Phone 354-3527 Morrilton, Ark. BUILDERS SUPPLY LUMBER PLUMBING ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Morrilton, Arkansas i ! DeSalvo Pharmacy Richard DeSalvo, R. Ph. 1(.-'11 Lowell Southerland, R. Ph. ,LI| i BROWNIE AN ALL ARKANSAS PRnDUCT Bottled by 7.Up Bottling Co. New Work - Remodeling - Repair _ Morrilton Plumbing & Heating Co. HIGHWAY 64 EAST . 354-2052 . MORRILTON HERB KORDSMEIER, PRESIDENT i The First State Bank  LITTLE BY LITTLE ADDS UP .TO A LOT! " Save systematically  in an account here. r' ; ; = Member F.D.LC. MORRILTON, ARK. MORRILTON - MALVERN - CONWAY - .I-IDERqN Geo, Crye - Gerald Lau - Herb Laux - James Loyd -'E.F. t6ner ALSO OPERATRqG i GREER'S Home of Fine Clothing for Men and Women Henry Rohlman, Jr. Phone 354-3186 Morrilton, Ark. J MOBLEY CONSTRUCTION CO. Inc. READY MIXED CONCRETE SAND AND GRAVEL MORRILTON, ARK. - PHONE 354-3617 - 354-4019 Daxdanelle, Ark. PLANTS AT Russellville, Ark. Newport, ,rk. Clarendon, Ark. SEE US FIRST WHEN PURCHASING A NEVV OR USED CAR ALLISON FORD COMPANY, INC Morrilton, Arkansas L. P Phone 375-1477 Local Phone 354-4541 STALLINGS BROS. FEED MILLS LOCAL PHONE 354-2444 P.O. Box 680 Joe Stallings-Alan Stallings Morrilton, Arkansas SELF SERVICE SHOE STORES MORRILTON - COIAY - RUSELLVILLE Bender Jr., purser; Lee WMtmer, admi James Boerner, trustee; Howard Rilt outside sentinel; Louis Pfeifer, captSl Herman Dahlen, pilot; Charles Boerl scribe; and Albert Fritz, trustee. Not pictUr are Jack Waddell, inside sentinel, and lit man Schwartz, trustee. Little Rock 4th Degree Officers John E. Bush, left, of Benton is the new Faithful Navi of Bishop Andrew Byrne General Assembly, 4th Knights of Columbus. With him is State Master Robert Peters, Jr., center, and last year's Faithful Navi Donald St. Martin of Jacksonville, now the Faithful mirai. Other officers of the Assembly installed recent concelebrated Mass in St. Edward's Church Clarence F. Boeekmann of North Little Rock, ca Clyde Chaney of Little Rock, pilot; Joseph Brewsz North Little Rock, comptroller; James Collier of scribe; Josef A. Villiger of North Little Rock, Gregory Fischer of Stuttgart, inside sentinel; Hoeizeman, Jr., of Morrilton, outside sentinel; and J Schweiger of North Little Rock, trustee. The Mass was celebrated by His Excellency Bishop McDonald, The Right Rev. Abbot Michael Lensing, O.S. of New Subiaco Abbey, and Father Alcuin Kubis, O.S. pastor of St. Edward's. The installation took place t banquet in the Sheraton Hotel, Pine Bluff K of C Installation Grand Knight Dan Petrus, of Pine Bluff Council No. 11 } Knights of Columbus, is pictured here with District DepP [ AI Aureli, left, and State Deputy Odell Yocum following # recent installation of the council's new officers. Also I stalled were Ed Karlovie, deputy grand knight; Ed B i chuso, financial secretary; Frank Stockdill, recordd Robert Simpson, Jr., warden; Marty Hall treasuer" I) McGill adovate" Ron Karcher inside 'guard" VVad Fakoum, outside guard; Dave Rmchuso, lecturer; FI Marconi, Dave Lupo and I.W. Eikins, trustees. BAPTISM DEFERRED Marlboro, Mass. (NC) -- A priest deferred the Baptism of a child here after he learned that the child's mother had publicly backed an advocate of freedom of choice on abortion. Msgr. Francis Meehan, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, said that he could not baptize the infant because he could not have the "moral certitude" -- which is required for infant Baptism - that the child would be reared in accord with the Church's teachings. $C' HELP PREVENT D FOREST FIRES IN THE SOUTH General Rules Out Chile ElectiOk San Felipe Chile (NC)/ Augusto Pinochet, wit recently made Chile's state, declared here tiP military government will! one of transition. A c elections would brin "dirty politics and cha@ we would have a revoluti short time" Gen. Pi added during a visit he liP' Gen Pinochet saidi Communists are orgsm themselves clandestinel Chile, and warned th ,q government will apply 1 most drastic measures"  subversive elements. I