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THE GUARDIAN, SEPTEMBER 12, 1969 PAGE 7 Home School A ssociation Officers above are newly elected officers for the 1969-70 school Augustine School, North Little Rock. They are from the Hollis Ready, vice president; Chester Martin, president; Cherry, treasurer; and Mrs. VivianHoward, sacra- Enrollment Levelling Off (NC)-- Officials Catholic Educa- (NCEA) said Sharp enrollment decline 're about be a mother, want to about Shoes lUally fitted to your at our store SHOE STORE Plaza Towers Markham at Unlv. AAO 3-1387 which the nation's Catholic grade and secondary schools experien- ced in recent years shows signs of leveling in off in the 1969-70 school year. A decrease of about 400 schools was also predicted. Preliminary figures releasedby NCEA research office show a Ca- tholic school enrollment decrease this year of 156,000 pupils from the 5,016,000, enrolled a year ago with most of the loss at the ele- mentary level. Even so, this pre- dicted drop -- amounting to about three per cent -- compares fav- orably with much sharper decreas- es which preceded it. The school year 1967-68 saw adrop of 236,000 pupils, or 4.3 per cent, from the previous year's total, and the drop in 1966-69 was still larger -- 259,000 pupils -- or five per cent below 1967-68. In the past two years, accord- ing to Mrs. Winifred R. Long, NCEA research director, "the Catholic school system, forced to a choice by steeply rising costs and crippling deficits, opted gen- erally to sacrifice numbers and continue a sharp upgrading of qual- ity. The result was a continued upgrading of teacher qualifications and of teachers' salaries, and a continued lowering of class sizes, at the price of the first whole- sale cuts in enrollment in the . . it's the season and the seasoning for a perfect vacation-- the majestic fall coloring of Hot Springs 'atlonal Park and your stay at The 3|aJestic Hotel. We'll help you flavor every moment. Guests may golf, swim, fish, boat, cycle or hike n.ile of trails amid nature's brilliant hues. We also offer Invigorating Whirlpool Thermal Baths In therapeutic waters of ]lot Springs. Enjoy it yourself n the season and the seasoning; the majesty of fall at The JaJestle. you cN Bu, 7 FULL DAYS to include a room end G thermal baths $49.96 pm person, 2 in a room pro- vides hi.bedded room at $425 per day per person: S thermal baths Im $17.45 and 12.30 tm misc.- $49.50 ( Single - $65. ) iS and suites Irom $6.S0 to $30 per dll. qlt*VIl'e or Phone 't We 4' Ire, Moselle,, 4|STIc HOTEL IhI,NA 3.5511 SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARKANSAS Individual 'Arbitrary Decisions' In Liturgy Reform Hit by Pope Castelgandolfo, Italy (NC) -- Praising the new and vital re- forms in the Church's liturgy, Pope Paul VI warned against "de- formity" of the Church's fixed norms for prayer. Speaking at his weekly general audience, the Pope said: "We thank the Lord that the liturgical move- ment has entered the conscious- ness of the clergy and faithful and has already brought an in- crease of faith and grace. We would like to encourage all those who are devotedly toiling tobreathe a new spirit of prayer into the Church." But, he said, revision of liturgi- cal forms and texts takes time and study. He called "for trust and cooperation on the part of those who must give up their habits and preferences in order to follow it." At the same time, he said, reform presents some dangers, including the making of individual "arbitrary decisions" in liturgi- cal matters. The Pope said: "It would be a great damage if the concern of Mother Church in grant- ing the use of the spoken lang- uages, certain adaptations to local desires, a certain abundance of text and rite variations and not a few other developments of di- vine worship, were to give rise to the opinion that there no longer exists a common norm, fixed and obligatory, for the prayer of the Church and that each may pre- sume to organize it and rearrange it as he pleases. "It would no longer be plural- system's history." "Based on the latest national per-pupil-cost figure for the pub- lic schools, which is $638, the in- ability of the Catholic schools to provide education for the half mil- lion pupils whom it turned over tp the public school rolls during the past two years means a mini- mum increase in school taxes of $315.6-million annually," Mrs. Long said. British Lift Rhodesia Sanctions for Jesuits London (NC) -- The British government has lifted its econo- mic sanctions against breakaway Rhodesia to allow the Jesuits to extend a college for Mrican boys at Chishawasha near Salisbury. Simon Mahon, Catholic Member of Parliament who drew the at- tention of Prime Minister Harold Wilson to the college's needs, said the government is allowing about $156,000 to be transferred. The prime minister "showed great interest in the work of St. Ignatius College," he added. Father Terence Corrigan, Eng- lish Jesuit provincial, said: "It is essential that we as Christian missionaries born in this country should continue to make it clear to the African people of Rhodesia that we will do all we can to honor the promises that have been given to them." Keep Current READ The Guardian ism in the area of what is per- mitted but deformity, at time not only ritual but substantial, (as in intercommunions with those whose priesthood is not valid)." The Pope said this disorder 'ris of grave prejudice to the Church," He said this is because of the obstacles "it raises against the disciplined reform which the Church has specified and author- ized," and also because of "the discordant note it introduces in the concert of ecclesial prayer." Another obstacle it raises, said the Pope, is "the subjective re- Ugious principle which it fosters among the clergy and the faith- ful" and lastly because it creates "confusion and weakness within religious instruction in communi- ties." Obituary E.J. Potter of Hot Springs Mourned EDWARD J. POTTER days after an emergency opera- Hot Springs -- Funeral services for Edward J. Potter, 72, whode- voted his retirement years to prayer and works of mercy, were held August 9 from St. Mary's Church with the pastor, The Ray. Msgr. James P. Gaffney, V.F. of- ficiating. "We shall miss him for his holy ways, for the consolation and joy he brought to the sick and suffering," Monsignor Gaf- f'hey said, touching also on his devotion to the rosary which he prayed many times a day. Mr. Potter died August 26 at St. Joseph's Hospital, a few tlon. Before his retirement 12 years ago, he was a paving engin- eer for Cook County, Ill. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife of Hot Springs; one brother and four sisters, all of Illinois. Rosary services were held August 8 at Gross Mortuary chap- el which was taxed to capacity by mourning friends. Members of Warren Townsend Post 13, American Legion, ser- ved as active pallbearers. St. Mary's Council of Catholic Men provided honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. IIIIINI(LEY- St. John's Church. Sunday Masses= HELENA- St. Mary'! Church. Sunday Masses= 7:00 and IO;OO a.m. Holyday Masses: 7:OO 7:30 and 10:00 o.m. and 7:00 p.m. Holyday a.m. and 6=00 p.m. Masses: 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. FORREST CITY -- St. Francis Church. Sunday Masses: 7:00 and 11:OO a.m. Holyday Mass: 5:30 p.m. PrucHptions Drugs Drug Sundries WEST MEMPH]B, 101 L IkreMway RE 5.16S3 JONESBORO--IIIoaaod Sacrament Church. Sunday Masses: 8:OO and 10:30 a,m. and 6:00 p.m. Holyday Masses: 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. and 0:00 p.m. PARAGOULD--St. Mary's Church. Sunday Massoss 7:4.5 and II:OO a,m. Holyday Masses: 6:OO a,m. and 6:00 p.m. WALNUT RIDGE -- ImmKvlate Heart ef Mary Church. Sunday Mass: Ist, 3rd and 5th bun- days-t0:30 a.m.; 2nd and 4th Sundays-8=00 a.m. Holyday Mass: As announced. WEST MEMPHIS--St. Michael's Church. Sunday Masses: 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Holyday Masses: 7;00 a.m., 12noon and 7:00 p.m. WYNNE- St. Peter's Ckurch. 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