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THE GUARDIAN, SEPTEMBER 20, 1974 PAGE 3 Leader er Breudan McGuire, B., above, of New AbbeY will be director of a 1975 Year Pilgrimage to Germany, Italy, and France 4. A S200 is required for Information the pilgrimage may be from John G. K.H.S., Catholic IVel Office, O.F.C. 1730 Rhode Island N.W., Washington, 20036. CATHOLICS SPARCE Sweden (NC) -- number of Catholics on and, according to the Information Service LS 1,309. That means an the last 10 also reports the state church means 93 per cent of the of 212,300. Logan County 'Farm Family of Year' Active In Parish at Booneville Booneville - Logan County's 1974 Farm Family of the Year, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lentsch, have won pastorat plaudits for their work with the Church of the Assumption here. Since moving to A/kansas about 10 years ago, the Lent- schs, and their two sons, Gerald and James, have made tremendous strides with their dairy herd and in support of their parish, Father George F. Strassner, O.S.B., their former pastor, said. The Lentsch family, which began dairy farming 22 years ago in South Dakota, bought their own 430 acre farm nor- theast of Magazine in 1969 and have been turning it into a major operation. They now have 200 head of dairy cows, which produce about 2.5-million pounds of milk annually. They also grow sorghum-sudan as a forage crop. The Lentschs, through the efforts of their sons, both of whom are graduates of State College of Arkansas at Conway, have instituted a very suc- cessful record-keeping system, through which they have been able to upgrade the herd by culling unproductive cows. Lentsch is a beard member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and a member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau. Mrs. Lentsch is a convert to the Faith, and was confirmed by Bishop Albert L. Fletcher. Since then she conducted first and second grade Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes at the Church of the Assumption for three years and the parish Adult Religion Study Club for three years. Father Strassner said, although the family lived 15 miles from church, they never missed Sunday Mass. Both Gerald, 22, a coach at Searcy High School, and James, 20, assistant manager of Bonanza Steak House at Con- way, were active Catholic Youth Organization members. Both were active in athletics at Booneville High School, and Gerald received the coveted "Citizens Award" upon graduation. Remarked Father Strassner, the Lentschs demonstrate the I CYA to Sponsor Campout Oct. 11 - 13 Hot Springs - Catholic Young Adults, will sponsor a com- munity campout Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at Lake Ouachita State Park. Chris Chidester of the arrangements committee said participants will be expected to bring their own tents, bedding, food, drink and other equip- ment. There will be no charge, he said. To reach, the camp site, Chidester said, one travels three miles west of Hot Springs on U.S. 270, then 15 miles north on State Highway 227. Check-in time will be 7 P.M. Oct. 11. ability of a closely knit family to work as a unit. "The simplicity of these four people is so unique in this day and age it is un- believable," the priest said. Mr. and Mrs. Lentsch will receive a commemorative plaque for being named Logan County Farm Family of the Year, will be recognized by local organizations, and will compete against other farm family winners in their Cooperative Extension Service district, the district winner competing for the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. Arkansas Obituaries Pope Given U.S. Indian Headdress NOAH A. SHARUM Fort Smith - The funeral of Noali A. Sharum, 82, of 1022 South 25th Street, a life-long resident of Fort Smith and retired supervisor of Sebastian Beverage Company, was conducted Sept 4 in Immaculate Conception Church here. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was offered by Father Peter Sharum, O.S.B., and Father Lucian Hogan, C.P. In the sanctuary were Msgr. William E. Galvin, V.F., pastor of Immaculate Conception parish; Father Jack Harris, associate pastor, and Father Maurus Gerke, O.S.B., pastor of St, Boniface parish. Monsignor Galvin conducted a Rosary service in the Putnam Funeral Home the evening before the funeral. Mr. Sharum, who died Sept. 2 in a local hospital, is survived by his wife, Clara Merkel Sharum; four sons, Harry C. Sharum of Fort Smith and David, John Francis and Phillip Sharum, all of Barling; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenneth Coleman, Mike Pocahontas Shoppers Guide Sale and Dependable Since 1903 BANK OF PONCAHONTAS Phone 892-5286 Ark. Member F.D.I.C. McDANIEL HARDWARE AND FURNITURE COMPANY G. E. APPLIANCES Phone 892-5231 On Pocahontas* Busiest Corner Frigidaire APPtUm00S BALTZ EQUIPMENT CO. Highwey 67 end 62 at "Y" IItqlt Equipment -- Motor Trucks -- Parts and Service Kremers, Henry Sharum, Arthur Sharum, Jr., Maurice Sharum and William L. Sharum. CLEMENT LEO REDDEN Heber Springs - A Mass of Christian Burial for Clement Leo Redden, 79, of Birdsong Street, was offered Sept. 10 in St. Albert's Church here by the pastor, Father Reuben J. Groff. Mr. Redden, a retired manufacturer, a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, died Sept. 8 in Cleburne County Memorial Hospital after one day's illness. He is survived by his wife, Marjory Masher Redden; a son, J.C. Redden of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Elinor Cline and Mrs. Lois Drake, both of California; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial was in Cleburne Rome (NC) -"They say that God has something " special prepared for humble people. Well, we Indians are humble people and this was certainly one of those special things." That was Mrs. Alvina An- derson's reaction after she and three other Ottawa Indians posed for pictures with a beaming Pope Paul, who had exchanged his white skullcap for an Indian chief's headdress. The impromptu encounter with the Pope followed his general audience at his summer home in Castelgandolfo. "The Pope said he would ask for special blessings for Indians throughout the U.S.," Mrs. Anderson added. i County Memorial Gardens, Heber Springs. Pallbearers were E. L. Wilbur, Clam Kasper, Leon Reed, John Bergin, Ed Pearson and Doyle Butler. First Lady Reaffirms- Support of Feticide Birmingham, Ala. (NC) -- Betty Ford, wife of President Gerald Ford, explained her pro- abortion stand at an impromptu press conference while at- tending a fund-raising event for a Catholic hospital here. St. Vincent's Hospital honored Mrs. Ford and 10 other women as "legendary women of America" during the fund- raising Gala II, the highlights of which were a $500 per couple dinner at the Museum of Arts and a $150 per couple awards banquet at the civic center. "I am glad to see abortion brought out of the backwoods and put in the hospitals where I think that type operation should be performed," she said, "and I think there are cases where abortion is necessary for the health of the individual." Mrs. Ford added that she favors changes in the welfare system that would not en- courage women to have more children in order to receive more money. "It is hard when I see the woman on welfare in Washington with eight or nine children," the first lady pointed out, "and she can't support them and the only way she can get more welfare is to have more children." She also stated her belief that some women are not "equipped to have children." Sister Xavier Ballanee, ad- ministrator of the hospital, told NC News that the invitation to Mrs. Ford had been extended while her husband was still vice president. In addition, Sister Xavier said that she had been uncertain as to whether Mrs. Ford is actually pro-abortion because she had read different newspapers quoting Mrs. Ford as saying different things on the subject. Several women who were suggested for the honor, Sister noted, had been dropped from consideration after the Gala II committee discovered that they held pro-abortion views. Mrs. Ford, Sister X a vie r added, did not hold her first news conference in Washington, D.C. -- when she was first quoted as favoring abortion -- until the day before she arrived in Birmingham. (After Mrs. Ford's Washington news conference her press secretary, Helen McCain Smith, said that Mrs. Ford opposes abortion on demand. The First Lady, she said, believes in therapeutic abortion in cases of rape and incest. ) To Advertise In This Space -- Write Tom Chapman P.O. Box 7417 L. R., Ark. 72207 Reunion of Infirmary's Graduate Nurses Slated Little Rock -- St. Vincent Infirmary School of Nursing classes from 1906 through the last graduating class of 1969 will hold a reunion October 5-6 at the Infirmary. Activities will in- clude registration at 1 P.M. Saturday, October 5, with a program, tea and reception following in the new Terrace dining room. Tours also are scheduled for Saturday af- ternoon. Sunday's activities will be Mass, with His Excellency Albert L. Fletcher, former Bishop of Little Rock, as con- celebrant, a brunch and reception. All former students, faculty members and housemothers are being invited to attend. Reservations must be made by September 25. The registration fee will be $5 to be mailed to Sister Cecilia Ann Moix, assistant administrator, St. Vincent Infirmary, Markham and University, Little Rock, Ark. 72201. Reservations have already been received from nurses in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Kentucky. At least 250 people are expected. Watch For... DIAMOND LIQUORS Rixie Exit- Highway 67 North FRIGIDAIRE SAIUES & SERVICE Washer. Dryer. Refriserator, Freezer. Dishwasher. Ranse, Nr Conditioner Bob and Hildo Nard Phone 666-2826 4208 WEST MARKHAM LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72205 i i il i ._.... ml L WORTHEN Bank & Trust Company, N.A. A NetJonJ Bank #)e Pmmm0000P" Member FDIC and Federal Reserve System