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Catholics Aboard Ship, Rescuing Radiomen Trapped On Greenland Headquarters, Iceland Base Command--Many Catholics were aboard the Belle Isle, Army trans- port, which left for Skjoldungen Island on the east coast of Green- land to rescue 11 Army men iso- lated there since last January. They include the transport com- mander of the ship, Lieut. Thomas J. Snaddon of St. Pins Parish Lynn, Mass., Corp. Charles Leo- nard of Bayside, Long Island, per- forming the duties of Sergeant Major, the First Assistant Engi- neer, John F. Harty of West Somerville, Mass., and the Medical officer, Lt. Joseph Spurgas of :Norwich, Conn. At least one of the men awaiting rescue is a Ca- tholic, Sgt. Alphonse Minella of Newark. This will be the third attempt to evacuate the men by sea, af- ter snowslides demolished their living quarters, wrecked their powerhouse and buried their sup- plies under 20 feet of snow. Col. Eugene H. Rice, command- ing officer of the Greenland base "QUI VIVE?" (Continued from page 1) it was before the increase in wages was gran'.ed. Soon another in- crease is in order and the process repeats itself. In the meantin the white collar worker is the real sufferer. He has to pay higher prices for commodities and his taxes increase. Out of his meager salary comes some of the money that is paid to those who loaf on unemployment subsidies. The economic setup is badly in need of reconstruction. There is need of more individual responsibility and less of a tendency to turn to the government to supply a pana- cea for all economic flis. The working man should be paid a living wage, that is a wage suf- ficient to buy all the necessities most of the comforts and some of the luxuries of life. Besides this, there should be enough for the support of the family during sick- hess, incapacity and unemploy- ment. The Christian worker must realize his personal responsibility in all matters that pertain to right Hying. He must realize that no separate good nor all the goods of this world taken together can satisfy man's craving for happ/- hess. Even such happiness as this world can give is not to be meas- ured in dollars and cents and free /hue In which to spend these. Man should be happy at his work and he never can be unless It means more to him than a cer- tain amount of money to spend. The world's series in baseball is 0mlng up next week. It is dif- Ict tO analyze this annual American I)llar0xylR Men from everywhere, except tle  that dthey reprent, play on the Jr e. spective teams and for l_rge sal- -les ariel other considerations. btill the home fans go wild be- caius tlwir tqitm won a pennant and the Hght te play the pennant winner in the other league for the mythical championship of the world. It is hard to explain the tmthmflamm of the people in the clues that have won and the in- consolable grief of people in the cities that have failed to win. There is something in human na- ture that craves association with a winner. The generality of peo- ple feel thenmelves lifted up and superior because they have some- thing in common with a winner. It may be ever so slight a connec- tlon, as for instance, Just to live in a city that has a team that has won the pennant is sufficient to inflate the chests of thousands, who know little about the game or the merits of the players and who perhaps seldom visit the ball park. Even in the eltles that have lost all chance of having a winner this year, there is that slogan that causes hope to spring eternal: "Walt 'till next year." It is a strange contagion, but it is good clean fun. Baseball is a great game and it is good for most peo- ple to attend games. The tired business man can renew his youth with a hot dog, a bag of peanuts and the proverbial popcorn. Tle average fan gets a great kick out of pitting his strategy against that of highly paid managers ,He howls with displeasure when the plteher is ordered to purposely pass a man to first base. The manager Is bound to be wrong whatever course he pursues. Some, who are not so well acquainted with the inside base- ball take it out on the pitcher and openly impugn his courage, when he fails to pitch to some dangerous batter.' The umpire is on the spot all the time. He is either blind oP a natural born robber, when- ever his decision is contrary to the fans' team. He is never com- mended. All his decisions are bad or worse. Thus does the average American re/an as monarch of all he surveys out at the old ball game. It is the old American spirit in action. It is democracy on the loose. It is the American way of life. May the best team win, but may it always be my team. That is the philosophy of the real fan. The age of character has given away to the modern system of de- manding actual collateral. This is in contrast to the practice of the late J. Plerpont Morgan, who was a fair country banker and he made most of his successful loans on the basis of character. In the last analysis character is the best pos- sible collateral. During the e- pression many bankers were forc- ed to close their doors because their ollateral was Suat so much command, said here that the ice pack along the east coast of Green- land balked all previous attempts at evacuation by surface craft. Aerial reconnaissance disclosed hazards too serious to air crews and to the marooned men to at- tempt a rescue with ski-equipped planes. Latest reports on the ice pack indicate a break-up sufficient to make passage possible for the rescue ship. Important Weather Station The Skjoldungen station is lo- cated along the air route from Blue West One (designation of the Army air base at Narsarssauck) which crosses the ice cap and 700 miles of the North Atlantic to Meeks Field, Iceland. Weather at this location is of great import- ance to the movement of military air traffic along this North At- lantic route, over which thou- sands of aircraft have passed safe- ly between the United States and i England during and since the war. Carry On With Duties Arctic veterans who know through bitter personal experience the conditions that confronted the men after the snowslide, have highly praisedfthe group for the manner in which they have car- ried on. During a raging storm last Jan- uary 8 an avalanche of snow crashed down on the station in- stalled on a narrow shelf of rock between the water's edge and the base of a steep mountain. There has been no report of injury to any of the men but their barracks were rendered uninhabitable, their warehouse containing food sup- plies buried and their power house smashed under 20 feet of snow. It was 20 hours before the men were able to notify Greenland base headquarters of their plight. A hole large enough for one man was dug through the snow to the electric generator. He made temporary repairs and the unit delivered just enough power to transmit tim message. Two weeks passed before weather permitted a C-47, manned by the first Arctic search and rescue unit, to fly over and drop food and equipment, including a portable generator. With this the men continued to send out hourly weather reports until the power failed and they reported once every three hours. During the two .weeks before parachutes drop- ped food they lived on supplies stored in the kitchen. They slept in the little radio hut. The men at Skjoldungen had their last contact with the world @utlld6 on July 4, 1945, when mail was dropped by parachute. An unbroken str@tch of bad weather hal provettod tl, 7 other mail drops. College Gets Manmm'ipt ''" Written By Pope Pins IX 3ollet, Ill. 00The College of SL Francis here has just received a gift of a rare manuscript written by Pope Pius IX in 1862. The donor is the Rev. Augustin M. Mendez, professor of Spanish at the College. Written in the Pope's own finely-shaped script in Medie- val style, the letter is a reflection of his fatherly interest and cour- age in the face of a grave crisis. It was addressed to Thuriot de la Rosuere and was written during the Pope's exile at Villa Portici, near Naples. Pope Plus IXs near Naples. Pope Plus XI's reign up to 1870 was comparatively peaceful. The eight remaining years of his pontificate, which lasted until his death in 1878, were spent in dealing with the movement in Germany and Prussia against Catholicism. paper, This is a paper age. There are more records and files per square inch in most offices than ever existed before in the history of the world. The government of- fices, no doubt, reached a new high during the war period in sending out requests for informa- tion about individuals whom it was about to employ or had em- ployed temporarily. The great fallacy about paper work is that any one, who can write or peck at a typewriter can put anything he wishes down on a piece of paper. In the last analysis some one's character must be depended upon and why not trust the In- dividual applicant, at least to a certain extent. The schools have their paper work to an extraor- dinary degree. No longer may a pupil go from one school to an- i other carrying anything in his head. It must be on paper in the nature of what is called a tran- script of credits. This is a very easy system to beat, unless de- I pendence can be placed upon the ]character of the transcriber. But ]such paper is taken as an infal- I lible proof that a certain individual has taken and has passed in cer. rain subjects. It is no longer of any account to have knowledge, unless you have a degree and a transcript of Credits to go with it. And yet these papers may be as worthless as the paper that many banks were holding as collateral during the depression era. After all a man, who has character is the best collateral. He will pay whenever he is able whereas col- lateral may be worthless. In like , manner the person who has knowledge and ability has it even though be has no paper to show for it. It is a sad reflection upon the lack of character in our age, when we have to have paper to substitute for it. We can save I paper ff we can only restore old decency with its moral code. CARDINAU OPENS CENTENNIAL.' His Eminence, Dennis Cardinal Dougherty, Arghbishop of Phlladeb phla, opens he 1OOth anniversary observance of the founding of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at Immacu. lata College, Immaculata, Pa., where he celebrated a Solemn Pon- $2flcal Mass in the presence of 500 priests and nuns of the Arch- qiocese. (Acme-NC Photos} Two Occupation Armies Over Korea Missions St. Columbans, Neb. 00--Soviet troops occupy half of St. Colum- ban's mission-field of Shunsen in :Central Korea. it was stated at headqu.arters of the St. Columban Fathers here. The thirty-eighth de- gree of latitude, dividing line be- tween the American and Russian occupation zones, cuts the Pre- fecture of Shunsen in two. The at. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Quinlan, Su- perior of the missionaries in Ko- rea, finds that his headquarters town of Shunsen is south of the line. inside the American zone. Iod0s,r, al I Conferences T? Be I On Hour of Faith, Prelate Me Held Over Natron Nephew.._ lt00V"f .... Washington. ()_ Meetings of A Small the Catholic Conference on Indus- trial Problems have been sched- Saipan. )--(Dela[[ uled for Spokane on October 8 Most Rev. Francis J:;D/ ' and 9 and for Portland, Ore., on Archbishop of New Y.]][ November 6 and 7, it has been traveled over most odr41J announced here. Chairman of the discovered just how Spokane conference will be Jos- world is on his visional  eph Hurley, president of the land. Spokane Diocesan Council of Ca- tholic Men. The Very Rev Thomas J. Tobin, Vicar General, will be chairman of the Portland sessions. The conference recently con- cluded a successful meeting in Cleveland. Topics scheduled for discussion at* the coming sessions will be related to post-war recon- struction problems. It has also* been announced that arrangements have been made to conduct a con- ference in Boston early in 1946. These meetings of the conference will be the first to be held in Spokane, Portland and Boston. Nun Celebrates 75th Anniversary In God's Service St. Joseph, Minn. 0C)--Sister M. Anatolia Langford of the Sisters of St. Benedict observed the seventy-fifth anniversary of her religious profession here. The Most Rev. W. Bartholome, Coad- jutor Bishop of St. Cloud, preach- ed the sermon and received the renewal of vows made by Sister Anatolia and eleven other Sisters who observed their sixtieth and fiftieth anniversaries. The Sisters marking their six- tieth anniversary included Sisters Ethelburga Farrell, Ursula Hoff- man, Humbeline Lauermann and Crescentia Eich. Sisters Alberta Griebler, Marina Casanova, Ko- stka Puchalla, Sabina Genelin, Amada Mugli, Eustella Schneider and Marciana Horn observed their fiftieth anniversary. His holiness Pope Pius XII be- stowed his Apostolic blessing on the jubilarians in a special,mes- . 't, @ Reverend James A. Magner, noted author and speaker, and Procu. rator of the Catholic University of America, who will deliver a series of four talks on "Building Christian Personality" on the Hour of Faith on Sundays of Oc- tober, from 11:30-12 noon, EWT, over the nation-wide stations of the American Broadcasting Com. pany, in cooperation with the Na. tlonel Council of atholic Men. (NC Photos  Directs Choir at Mexican Guadalupe Observance Toledo. (E)--Dr. Clifford A. Ben- nett. national director of the Gre- gorian Institute of America and editor of the Institute's Catholic Choirmaster Course, has been se- lected as guest conductor for the closing festivities of the fiftieth an- recognized his neph Lieut. Leo T. White, : man, Mass., according nard J. Murphy, a M Combat Correspondent Lieutenant White, sot S. White, of Whitrna seen his uncle for se He came overseas a J ,ago and is now attacl Second Division_ : = , After offering Mas bers on the Second MI , .,.  , , ion, the Archbishop a_s I Z is olumDt to come up and say lns, and especla Several hundred M passed through the ling rear seatarer of them put out his haore r in the vin "Hello Uncle.'* | Then Archbishop ; conversion o W religious and Seminarians F Poland Want Stay In Belgiu Lille, France. (E)--I-I students for the p/qest of them of Polish natio have been liberated fro concentration camps, a siding in Belgium, relu, turn to their native Many of them have be by their superiors to co theological studies abr( students never write to rives at home in orde them difficulties and d : tion of the Image of O Guadalupe at the basilR co City, October 6 and 7 nett will conduct the' national choir, which nate with the peopl niversa, ....  ,t, ..... :*;.., -- ' basilica. happy privilege the law of abs m of the faculti with the wish us dispensed t J4 V, ive? ly 5entry \\; ago there was s a Francisco. The f many nations the avowed pur. tg war and estab- lent world peace. atioual meeting loins to be seen peacewill avail tot live in peace ng ourselves. At this nation is by an epi- It is rather pro- authorities of of reforming and and Japan cannot or have straighten out As a nation, we  teacher who took for delinquent have Ills own in by a police- nation must be house in or- the respon- order in other is a legitimate may use in contracts, into There is and do not want are forced to 'V" l that are neither This is the opln- labor led Flynn, writing in ! of the Team- Union expres- he Unions It the striking the nation's dry. Americans when These union to take supplies, ) in any industry, ;zst their cause the indus- if the farmers and let city peo- n very import- : It is har- must have , their machinery. SUFOSE gsoline can Interrupt the It can hasp- the spread preVent the 0000EffRIIT -" t These 'vlld cat" of the '" them down Mr. Flynn says ,. destroy public _.. when they every time some a belly ache." for any union nation. It i authority has to :!'.,. ....... :i'" . TO0i" a VA CA TION "  Ill llrityliShavehaPpensmaYlost staypri.tln ..o 00omoTo* Lsychologlst asks rShould one learn }g as well as the He answers il What would happen? Darkness would lay Its inky finger You'd have no job. since almost all industry--tom tlle cnh Ve and adds, "II on your home food would spoil a flick of the switch register to the welder's arc--draws its vitality from the little rn the supreme "" .... living.,, This arl wouldn't toast your bread, or cool your living room or iron blue spark of electricity, to loaf Is becam. your clothes. You'd have to sweep by broom and wash by ant day by day a., hand. BUT--electricity never takes a vacation. 60 seconds to the e free time. It L, in which a per. minute, 60 minutes to the hour, day and night, summer and ree time that hi: Your house would be a little Isolated world of Its own, winter, electric service starids awaiting the flick of a switch, aporal and spirit. is of the utmos because there would be no telephone, no radio, no newspapers And this dependability is no accident. It is the result of children hav tity to recreate to link you with humanity Time would stop with the frozen herd work and careful planning by folks who know their Laecessarlly mea hands of your electric clock. Transportation woud be business--your friends and neighbors of Arkansas Power & 'ds, spacious gym. ds of equipment paralyzed.. ........ .._._ Light Company.  ......... ., , J :.good to rob th( t  amount of pla |,ation. It is per. .** o,,,a. :,*:!a'. . :',.,.': . .... ",-A',:',!iL'F..:.'.:2V/: ""'""  [k  many instance '" -, '"'>'-"' "" ':' ........ " .... " [slfled for th, eh so that it be hardship. Tha |,to many of th .Igh schools am e Y ' ARKARSAS POWER & U6HT CONIPAN.00 " H, E t P I N G B U I L D A R g A N S 1._,, , Is driven ou "', . ,,_ ve been know] .  %. " : " J' |:Otball because i  # , ' ..!eh and they ha .;'" "   "'  * '----4',q It. Coaches us  d Players to ad I  . to fame an, laey play upo] -, an,