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Qui Vive? By The Sentry Week will be Arkansas the Catholic people of The celebration of is due to the intense that Bishop Morris has Ever since he came diocese, the Bishop has the fact that Arkansas get its full share of re- especially in the in- line of activity. This / / A  [ Adimeutfeve" ! oUO00l I "-. u.s. soMpsi ., :gQ o,,. '  fe,.'" O.. tE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK Volume XXXI1 .... Y, " LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 NO. 36 Sunday, September 19, Marks (l)enin9 ()f 'Arkansas Week' been a great producer s been rich in material re- . Although raw material ;eApeen plentiful, invariably ;\\;tts are transported else- to be processed. Various Js have been given for this ,.Whenever an explanation ,rein For Return To True God l;t, supposed to look after J k ests of our state. The 0rst of transportation is one I Zurich, Switzerland. (C)There has arrived here a dispatch issued ; W that .is stressed, and the by KIPA, Swiss Catholic News Agency, which contains lengthy direct utilities is another, quotations from zhe text of the Pastoral Letter issued by the German Jt fasonable that these Bishops at their annual meeting at Fulda. could be overcome if In their pastoral, the prelates direct an appeal to the German ',ller steps are taken by people for a return of all to "the One, True and Living God" and de- ho are in a position to do alore the activity of who "wish to put in the place of love, hatred; Their failure to act means " in the place of right and justice ff People should speak. Re- German Bishops Deplore War's Enormities: Call took up the protests. it so uncomfortable officials that they compromise. They cut gas allowance in the Southwest, not because a shortage in these but because the other lersisted, through their in declaring that they of the United States and would not stand for The newspapers have been silent on occasions when industry us by. It is only a wile thinks that Will make a path to his makes a better mouse- any one else. The man, gets the business is Who shows his "mouse- the world. It pays to otherwise successful vould not spend so doing it. Even our it clear that we must want to receive. So of Arkansas must voices in petition and until they receive their of industry and corn- Funeral Of Mrs. Keller Held Wed. Little Rock.--A Solemn \\;Re- quiem Funeral Mass for the re- pose of the soul of Mrs. Caroline Keller, mother of the Roy. Greg- ory H. Keller, S.T.D., was held at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Wed- nesday morning at 9:00 o'clock. i Father Keller, pastor of St. Mary's Church, Helena, Ark., sang the Requiem Mass, in the )resence of the Most Reverend Bishop, assisted by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis A. Allen, rector of St. Andrew's, as Deacon, and the Roy. Claiborne Lafferty, Sub-dea- con. Masters of ceremonies were the Rev. Harry J. Chinery and the Rev. B.F. McDevitt. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. H. H. Wernke and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James P. Gaffney, served as Chaplains to the Most Reverend Bishop who delivered the eulogy and gave final Absolu- tion. A large number of clergy were present in the sanctuary. The priest's choir rendered the music for the Mass. The Most Reverend Bishop in his funeral sermon spoke beauti fully of the Keller family. Their  is a m6del' C}/tii01iC 3}{miiy," he said, and went on to point out the bountiful blessings of their home. These good parents made, he said, a fair division of their family, giving a son and a daugh- ter to the Church and another son and daughter to bring up Catholic families, which they have done very well. His Excellency drew an inspira- tional thought in connecting the significance of the first and fourth Commandment of God. To Love God and to honor ones father and mother are so much alike, he said. For parents are the shadow of God in the home; that He in his Wisdom gives his place to man and woman and turns Provi- dence over to them. Of Mrs. Kel- ler, he said, hers was a blessed life, and that her family has a right to a high place in his af- fections and the affections of the Diocese. But the Bishop explain- ed that he could hardly speak o'f Mrs. Keller without speaking of Professor Keller, who ]aas served the Cathedral so laithful for more than fifiy years. The Bishop made no apologies for the great praise he tendered the Keller family. The facts speak for themselves, _lm said. The priests and people of the l:arish and all the clergy, he said join him in exiending the tender- est sympathy to the family. The obsequies were held at Cal- vary Cemetery by Msgr. Allen. Mrs. Keller, 77, of 1806 Broad- way, a resident of Little Rock for 54 years, died at the Hospital at 7:30 a.m., Monday morning. She is survived by her husband, Prof. J. J. Keller, organist for St. Andrew's Cathedral for over 60 years; two sons, Father Keller and J. Walter Keller, of Little Rock; two daughters, Sister Mary Beatrice, Mt. DcChantel, Wheel- ing, W..Va., and Mrs. Robert Mac- Cormack, Albany, Ga.; a sister, ,Miss Agnes Walter of Little Rock; 10 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Rosary services were held at the home Tuesday night by the Most Reverend Albert L. Fletcher, Auxiliary Bishop of Little Rock. Venezuela Flood Victims violence; in the place of morality,. utility." "Only ignorance or falsehood," the Pastoral asserts, "can pretend that the introduction of Christian- ity has been a misfortune for Ger- many .... Upon the foundations of Christian faith and life, the Ger- man people rose upward to the highest levels politically, econo- mically and spiritually attained by a people of the Occident." Struggle Continues "Unfortunately," the Pastoral says, "it is with profound sorrow that we must note that even now the struggle is being continued against the heritage of oul" Chris- tian faith, against the faith of Jesus Christ; that education and the school to a great extent are being used to de-Christianize the people, above all youth." It cites the separation of chil- dren from parents, the forbidding of religious instruction in schools and colleges, the hindering of at- tendance at Mass and reception of the Sacraments. Turning to the present condition of the world at war, the German Bishops say: "We cannot, dear brethren, but express our deep sorrow and affliction at the forms, truly inhuman, into which the war has been led astray .... It is not within our power to put an end to this terrible work of de- struction, but we raise our voices to warn, call attention and pray, just as we have always done, and wexaie our vice against all 'who: have intruded themselves in the right that God has over human life." Heritage Of Christianity "For the fourth time during this terrible war, the Bishops kneel in prayer at the tomb of St. Boni- face, who for 1,200 years has been honored by the German people as their Apostle," the Pastoral said "The faith he proclaimed and for which he died a Martyr of Christ, has been preserved down through the centuries, an inexhaustible source of divine light and divine power, of temporal welfare and eternal salvation. Community Prayer Urged "Today the bond that unites us with God must be conscientiously i nurtured and reinforced. Today I family prayer, community and public prayer must be considered a sacred duty held in high esteem. Prayer and devotion, therefore, must be considered in their im- portance. Sunday, the Lord's Day, prayer and service to God must be given precedence over every other task and exercise. Youth must be educated to hold the sanctification of feast days and service to God as a grave ob- ligation in conscience; youth must not receive the impression that prayer, service of God and fre- quenting the Sacraments arc w*ithout significance or super- fluous or antiquated" (The pastoral then mentions the Bishop's concern and sorrow for the Fatherland and their people and soldiers, praising the sacri- fices and sufferings for the coun- try by the soldiers and those at home. Special mention was made of the sufferings and the be- reaved by aerial bombardment and the Bishops urge giving as- sistance to the refugees and home- less as a Christian duty of char- ity. The pastoral points out the dangers to faith and morals in the present situation, urging riests and to parents combat these danger particularly where they endanger children separated from their homes. In writing to these children, parents are told, theh- first concern must be of their souls. Parents are urged to in- sist on the right of their children, even in camps, to assist at Mass and to receive religious instruc- tions.) "Fight for this right and do not rest until it has been granted," the pastoral exhorts. One Of Six Sisters Who became Nuns Dies London ()--One of six sisters who all became Sisters of Char- ily of St. Vincent de Paul has died at Peterborough where she had been a teacher.of 40 years. She was Sister Mary Markey. Two of her sisters have celebrated their golden jubilee in religion: another died five years ago. They came from Navan, County Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a fam- ily of 15 children. true, as Professor Gray lversity of Chicago says, than ,.htlF  f .t,Amer lle are sill' illiterate, it t that government of- hve not discovered it yet. )0us federal bureaus send ;.tiounaires that posit a of intelligence and order that they be cor- out. The latest in- estimate is no exception It is no wonder that Chairman of the Committee, is have these tax inform- simplified. There when comparatively had to file income of these folks could hire some one, skilled the verbiage of to fill them out. But thirty million persons with these gov- sheets which taken a leaf from of Daedalus, who original labyrinth. six per cent penalty makes an error of more per cent in his tax is hard enough for to have to burdensome taxes. be some simple to which he can information that is There is confusion the whole matter with- to it. These forms . eu made out by law- they seem to have for- t When any one Wants ti fellow pay for some- dea is to make it clear, can be victimized with ain as possible. The e s had this installment du,Wn to perfection. |k  me customer pay, but lt'v He didn't even know it as contributing a nice usurious interest to ']e'a that so gladly let him :?|ll'tain:a,-,-- article at five dol- lar%and so much a week llt ,d paid two or three :t t. But at least what iay was made clear. So i!l.aentn should scrap all red tape and get  take out simple forms ,'  answered ,without ,c. y folks who went to i| "0ols and had only to lt to to the test ques- Receive Aid From Pope Vatican City. {E)L'Osservatore Romno on Tuesday announced that His Holiness Pope Plus XII has sent to His Excellency the Most Rev. Giuseppe Misuraca, Papal Nuncio to Venezuela, a generous sum for the relief of vic- tims of the floods which recently devastated the Guayana district Of that country, and also his pa- ternal blessing and words of corn- tt seems quite young, fort for the families of those n considerable corn- whose lives were lost. this war nn=',ninw Gratitude for the Sovereign tge 0f-'tbe-'o-ffl'c'er-'s: Pontiff's aid to this striclen sec- ruts ft. History re-i tion has been expressed by the tr, leaders have Most Rev. Miguel Antonio Mejia, unl. -Alexander tBishop of Guayana, and the Ven- on page 8 ezuelan press. t this era think that i,t t  ethlng new under the !i.tttz are mistaken. They 9] t t ut of school too long :'hevgotten their history .. t e r Studied it. Also the :,,|'t, me Years changes, the , teVhn a person is In m t ho are thirty or i;a't o be the elders of the :lt Vehen he reaches that seems LI: His Excellency lSermons About Church's Teachin9 Of Patriotism Our Most Reverend:Bishop inaugm-ates 'Arkansas Week' which will be observed in:all the parishes of the Diocese during the week, September 19-25. 'Arkansas Week  Seen As Opportunity To Clear Up Prejudices And Misconceptions Little Roek.The active cam- paign that His Excellency, Our Most Reverend Bishop, has start- ed to arouse the people of Ark- ansas, should do much to remove the "linsey-woolsey ntle" that .hs been thown Arkansas. The cooperation of Arkansans themselves will be a greater im- petus still. It is strange that in the past the citizens of the "won- inent political figure wrote broad humor for a New York paper a hundred years before Bob Burns made his living from the cupidity of the nation. It is up to the present day citi- zen of theystate, a.ided.,b..:t] many workers who  have seen Arkansas for the first time to dis- pel the pall of "jakiness" and "hillybillyism" which makes the Purposes To Arouse Laity, To Foster We00ifare Of The State, To Inform Others of Progress Of Arkansas Little Rock.---September 19, by virtue of His Excellency' designation, will see the beginning of Arkansas Week in the churches, schools, and institutions throughout the Diocese. Af- ter sermons on the Church's teaching in regard to patriotism, the faithful will pledge themselves to foster the spiritual and temporal welfare.of the State. Our Most Reverend Bishop states: '"'nsider it my Vatican City Tranquil Radio Holds Contact (N.C.W.C. News Service) Vatican City. 0C)The situation in Vatican City is tranquil. St. Peter's Basilica, which had been closed for three days, was re- opened today (Sunday) with many of the faithful attending the Masses celebrated there. (The above radiogram from Vatican City was dispatched from: the Holy See at 4 p.m. (Rome Time) Sunday and was received in Washington at 11:53 a.m., East- ern War Time.) Catholic concern turned natur- ally to Vatican City with the spreading of the news tl)at the Germans had occupied Rome. There were only two definite facts at first apparent, regarding Vatican City. The first was' the German High Command announcement that it had "assumed protection of Vati- can City" when taking over con- trol of Rome. There was, at l first : slht hope that,'.nsid  ering the source of this news which stemmed back to D N.B.. the official German propaganda news service, matters might right der state" themselves created and rest of the country ask if Arkan- themselves soon. However, when circulated the myths which citi- sans wear shoes. The develop- hours went by with no dental of zens of other states have been un- ment of the existing industries, Rome's fate the hone seemed to !sophisticated, and uninstructed the creation of new industries, the go Rlimmering  " enough to believe. An Arkansan introduction of the Diesel tractor -V-H_,, n..a,,,t f,,,h,,, concocted the fiddle tune and and the az plane m the fzelds ........ ,+ , .... ,, .... , -- ' .......... I ne secono zac was m,, ,, olalogue Known as rue 2kl'K- /mus De polnteo out: 1.alKe(1 aoou Xrat;o-, ,-, +;,, , +. I-r,a- ansaw Traveler, while another I and the re t of the world wz 11 as ............ . .  c,  a me regular hours. While painted a celebrated pcture fl- oon learn that Arkansas s not a I,+ ....... +,n +,, +h o+,+^  lustrating this music A prom-/foreign country ent,  'was " teein `" se'='aXo'f ' " y p g s 'Our Lady's Catholic WAC . Battalion' Formed Receives Promotion By Marine Chaplain To Rank Of Major a x he So Pa  Fort Des Memos, Ia (E) Cap Somewl e'e in t uth c'- I ' '"  " fic. (Delayed) 0C)An account of ]rain Mary Louise Milligan, WAC how a young Navy chaplain as-IDirecto r of the First WAC Train- signed to a Marine Corps regi- . nag Center here, has been pro- ment added a battahon to hm out-] , meted to the ank of Major, ac fit and named it Our Lady s Bat- "" ", - talion is given in a story written I cording to an announcement from by Srgt. Crozet J. Duplantier, of WAC Headquarters in Washing- New_Orleans, U.S. Marine Corps [ton. A Catholic, she is the daugh- omoa orresponoent. t ......... , _ . .ter of Mrs. George V. Milligan, rg. muptanter s ol'y nas o ..... ,' _ 0 I"I'CSDUl gn do with Chaplain William R. " s . O'Neill, of New York City. The Major Milligan was a member "battalion" is a religious organ- ization within the regiment com- posed of Catholic men in the three regular, battalions for the purpose of increasing attendance at Mass and to honor lhe name of the Mother of God. Each member is issued an identification signed by the chaplain. To continue in good standing he is expected to receive Holy Communion once a month. of the first class of WAAC of- ficers, which was graduated Au- gust 29, 1942. Immediately aftdr her graduation she was named WAAC Classification Assignment Officer at the classification office here. She left that position when selected to attend the Army Ad- jutant General School at Fort Washington, Md. Army Chaplains Die Overseas from the political and military sit- uation, it was regarded as signi- ficant that contacts were still be- ing made with the outside. Reports were that shelling of Rome by the German forces be- gan at 6 a.m., Friday, although at first the source of the attack was not entirely known. The Stefani radio station went off the air at 1:55 (Eastern War Time) after saying that the tak- ing over of Rome by the Germans had been arranged. This was more than twelve hours after the original shelling had begun. Nevertheless, the Vatican radio made its contact at the regular time after Stefani had gone off the air. Some time after 2 o'clock Fri- day afternoon, the N.C.W.C. News Service--which for months has ibeen the only American news agency in direct contact with Vatican City--received a news dispatch which had been trans- mitted over the Vatican radio at approximately 2 o'clock Eastern War time. There is the further significance that Vatican radio remained in touch with this country until 2:40 Eastern War Time, its regular time to go off the air, and throughout Saturday made con- tact with the United States at its three regular periods. In each case the contact was made slight- ly late, but this was not regarded as significant, since it had hap- pened before, and since there were praticularly bad atmos- pheric conditions. The Roman radio itself said that in the morning the San Lorenzo area of Rome was hit. It was in this district that the venerable Basilica of San Lorenzo was bad- ly damaged in the first Allied bombardment of Rome. It was pointedly noted, how- ever, that the Italian regime had served notice that Rome was an open city since the two Allied bombings. After this notice was ser,ed, the Allies withheld their phmes. Thus, seemingly the Ger- mans alone have shelled and bombed Rome after its designation as an open city. Religious Get Many Degrees Montreal. ( The University of Montreal, following i'ecent ex- aminations, has awarded to mem- bers of teaching religious orders 5"/ Bachelor of Arts degrees, 35 degrees of Bachelor of Pedagogy, and 25 diplomas in modern teach- ing and pedagogy. Chaplain William A. Irwin (left), priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, whose death in London has been reported by the Army. Chaplain Thomas Terence Brady (right), priest of the Diocese of Springfield, Ill._ who was killed in the Battle of the Solomons. (N.C.W.C.) duty to call your special at- tention to the teaching of the Church concerning patriotism as applied to our own State. 1 am determined to do what I can, with your active and loyal assist- ance plus the aroused cooperation of a united Catholic laity, for the generally neglected welfare of our state... "This State is blessed by God with great natural resources. What have we done with them? i What have we allowed others to do with them? We raise cotton, but, like all our natural products, it is shipped away to be processed. We have some Aluminum Plants, as a result of the war and the shortage of shipping facilities from South America, but our lethargy is an invitation to mon- eyed interests elsewhere to take them away from us. Under pres- ent conditions, it is said, with truth in many cases, that the fin- ished product from our racy. ma- terial cannot be manufactured as profitably in Arkansas as else- where. Why is this? Discrimina- tory freight rates? Utility costs? Absence of proper legal protection to industry? If any of these are responsible for our backwardness in development, why cannot the people of Arkansas "do something about it"? Notoriously, our daily newspapers are strangely silent., q.ds 'is "ro; .:identl; .1 !i.::  a reason. Our complacence and :apathy allow such a reason to ex- ist. "During the past years, while I was physically able to do so, I attempted to promote the inter- ests of Arkansas. In my exper- ience these interests have been almost invariably diverted into selfish channels, and the State and her people have suffered. The State has been afflicted with ag- gressive spoiliation from without as well as frequent betrayal from within by many of its leaders, po- litical and financial. But worst of all, a supine indifference of its people has hamstrung the State in its normal course of develop- mont." : Appointed Chaplain \\; By His Excellency Msgr. Gallagher The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Gallagher, Vice-Rector of St. John's Seminary has been ap- pointed chaplain for the Catholic Daughters, by His Excellency. Miss Louise Malarcher, of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Court, Little Rock, recently elect- ed State Regent for Arkansas of ' the Catholic Daughters of Amer- ica, has announced her appoint- ment for the coming year. The Committee Chairmen are: Mrs. Winifred McGrath, State Chair- man of Convert League and Mrs. Delphine Sutton, State Publicity Chairman. The District Deputies are: Mrs. Agnes Steele, Pine Bluff and Mrs. Maymie Kayser, Ft. Smith. State Officers elected to serve with Miss Malarcher are: Mrs. Agnes Steele, Pine Bluff, State Vice-Regent; Miss Elizabeth Kel- ly, Little Rock, State Secretary; Mrs. Christine Ernst, Pine Bluff, State Monitor, and Mrs. Margaret Sortet, Ft. Smith, State Treasurer. His Excellency, the Most Rev- See DAUGHTERS on page 8