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tacouraging to hear that 01's l)rogram, to boost , has met with such a 1 -sides.-- it l"(s diocese would ,,lr loyal support to any rr'is "aig-llt m,shepherd-of the Ctholic people, le,Y hear his voice, are ld ready to obey his be- nspiring feature of the_ movement, rash- has ahvays been recog- an able leader beth in ltlld civic affairs. For a I s y years tim non-Catho- of this state have real- !  the Bishop is an en- a promoter of every t benefits Arkansas. bW also that his wisdom trUsted and so they are follow suggestions that Ilt his years of ripe ex- At the present time [iWork to be done right thc city of Little Rock. ,:rlcld is one of the best ,ntry, but the city of- not doing all that hey Cnhance its value. Re- iny complaints have ap- the daily papers that l s failed to provide the C0nvenlences at the air 0 effort has been made  een cold drinking wa- Lltrons of the air lines Ilk Who are on the late L the field. The conees- e close early and in gen- ][rvice is not adequate. [e kind of advertising ie in this vicinity wants. tive of a lack of care ',tllSed this city and state ii00?00erciai opportunities . At the present time lr line ,,i ii , ; A dime out of eve W ms our QUOTA c.  't'/ ,or VICTORY wl,h y - O. $. WAR BONDS o r 0 o ..j Burse ,- pr0ns'tcu0us Official Announcements Of St. Edward's Shown The announcements of the official schedule for His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop, are as follows: October 17: The Sixtieth Anniversary of the Jones. bore Parish. October 24: Consecretion '6f the Altar at St. Ed- ward's Church, Texarkana. November 9: Dedication of St. Mary's Church, McCrory. November 17: ,Silver Sacerdotal Jubilee of the Rev- erend Otto Butterbach, pastor of St. Anthony's Church, Weiner. November 21: Dedication of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Rogers. Official schedule of His Excellency, the Most Rev- erend Auxiliary Bishop Fletcher is as follows: October 17: Confirmation at St. John's Parish (colored), Fort Smith. October 24: Confirmation at Holy Redeemer companies are ig tentative routes that Ltittle Rock and other leities. The prospects of iIts air service seem very eg' boUtperthtSeaviilcu: efo t Chur'ovEmDb::adl: Administration of subdeaconate at '7' at, the field is going to St Iohn's Home Missions Seminary, Little Rock. e handicap. It is up to "  .... :,e to tom-lain loudl- so December 5: Admmmtratmn of Dmconate at St. aatters will be correct- Johns' Home Missions Seminary, Little Rock. owe this civic duty to ,,,,-----::---,,,,------=-:- d state. , he People's Column in I[ 'q- I | } II [ l r Ocal papers has been '1' 00nnn nnme an s 'iY a controversy aboutl h. ,W ,, -- .-- .,.l_sI0nS lovers have expatiated I #= I bern r 0 ene o, Se t. ,o ...... d l[:dO erlts, as most en- Y P P No one can dls-I Little Rock--St Johns Home gent Solemn High Mass was 1". that dogs have been [Missions Seminary was formerly sung" by the Right Reverend Rec- t6ealthful to men. They [opened, inaugurating another tor. i! by God to be so. school year, on Thursday, Septem- In his discourse Father Nugent and everything in it ber 23, when the Right Reverend cited a United States Army Cap- o serve man. The ar- Rector, Monsignor James P. Gaf, ridiculous when dog ii/It to compare dogs with thcy were both in the have no in ,'! their own. They are, k' llot responsible, for i rits or demerits they d's intelligence gov- uy il: what is called in- l  have internal senses i [ory and imagination. I :i e trained and they of- i ht to do many remark- I lt3-eful things. A dog l 6od companion for a thUSt live alone. Dogs l  Ilable on farms and as[ 7t houses and other 4h _ takes a sensible Own- fney, gave Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. On the following day the stu- dents were interviewed indivi- dually by the Right Reverend Rector and Vice-Rector, the Rt. Roy. Msgr. Joseph A. Gallagher. Sunday, September 26, was marked by a stirring sermon de- livered by the Rcv. James W. Nu- New Order Of Nuns At Hot Springs Hot Springs.--A new order of nuns, Sisters, Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, have come to this Diocese at the invitation of the Most Reverend Bishop to as- sist in the work of the church among the colored. The three sisters who arrived at Hot Springs from the Provincial House, Beavervillo, Illinois, calld their new home 'Cot Mariae Con- vent'. It is situation at 118 Jef- ferson Avenue, Hot Springs. The sisters are to take over the school conducted for more than a quarter of a century by the Sis- ters of Good Shepherd. In- creased enrollment both in the Good Shepherd Home;. and the school for the colored at St. Ga- briefs Parish, has made it neces- sary for the Sisters of Good Shepherd to ask for assistance. The Good Shepherd Sisters, or the Sisters of the Order of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge ar2 rived at Hot Springs in 1908, and started their institution shortly afterward. They purchased the Williamson property which they occupied from 1908 to 1932, when it was rebuilt. The Sisters have conducted St. Michael's school for white children, St. Gabriel's school for colored, and a class of Our Lady for wayward girls placed in the Home for guidance. One of the Good Shepherd nuns, Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart, has worked in this one colored school in Hot Springs for more than 25 years. It Was through the interest of Sister St. Emily, Servant of the Holy' Heart of Mary, provincial at the Mother House at Beaverville, tain, who, surviving the bitter struggle of the North African campaign, thanked God for spar- ing his life, and then asked him- self the question, "What am I going to do with the life God has spared?" That same question was proposed by Father Nugent to the seminarians, because "now is the acceptable time," during seminary life, to utilize every opportunity afforded by supernatural grace and natural abilities in prepara- tion for the sublime office of the Priesthood. Monsignor Gaffney was assisted in the Mass by the Reverend James W. Nugent, deacon, and the Reverend Lawrence P. Graves, sub-deacon. Officers of the Mass were the Messrs. William R. Romani, Master of Ceremonies; Bernard McGrenehan and Joseph S. Quinn, censor and bbat; Thomas J. Culhane and Ralph L. Bauers, servers; John R. Quigley .and Bernard G. Malone acolytes. The general plan of the Semi'- nary program for this year is to undertake an active step to bring a better understanding to the faithful of what St. John's means to the Diocese. The spiritual life of the institution will be the fo- cal point of observances that must necessarily take the place of cele- brations that would be somewhat unbecoming in these serious times. Around the ordinary life of the Seminary throughout the year, friends and benefactors will be brought into closer touch with the beauty and blessings of the in- stitutions. Such a plan will the more vividly keep the needs of the Seminary before the faithful. For further news from St. John's attention of the reader is called to the Seminary column carried on page three. 'Poland Wi]] Not Die' Says Priest Before Death London. (The heroism of an 80-year-old Polish priest report- edly shot by the Germans in the Polish town of Gora is related here by KAP, Polish Catholic Press Agency. Sixty Poles were arrested following the murder of a German placed in possession of a local store. Two days later 20 of them, including the aged priest, the secretary o the village coun- cil and the local schoolmaster, were shot. Before his execution the condemned priest turned to Illinois, that the services of the the firing squad and said: obtained. new order were a dalen will be i "I died without regret, for my Sister Mary M g [ ifc has already reached its end, the local superior at Hot Springs. J but I do recret the .I". ........... ' Ch. She will be assisted in her work J youn m "d ..... ;*- .... . o en in _,., m. uz by Sister Joan of Arc, and Sster remember, .Germans despite Valer'ag. St. Gabriel's bcnool | everything_you will not _.,,i, ..... eh; penedon September 8. I war and Poland will not die.' i/ dog properly and to hc a dog and not like |/,g. A dog wants to s life. lie does not I| confined to a house.  a dog in a thickly i becomes a problem .,:!ll. llUisance to': people. A "ff '1 "llh'li Uch at home on a 11' e he can roam the :tUld plenty of shelter 71 The dog house is i) de for a dog. This !i t e a sinister meaning :]'lat for a dog, it is a i:tOgs are a nuisance to !:J[h: are not to blame. is to blame.  - : Dogs :eart__ to live in the ie. n or to share the beds and couches. :ot intended to ride !!h,.nor to usurp the iit Udren in the homes. 'b. left to themselves, quire any of these iv hey are good for Il'. e created for by !'I! in'de dogs what l"agYs/c2ft e]: Ira. re I, _ ii the history of ?,:" nave hospitals been aS_they are at the /]III' Most hospital au- ::il21Y that every thing :l alg done and that,  rn ' '., aterlal and oth- eatnot be obtained e War, there is no te Present situation. 5t of facts as they Re ! , v. Alphonse M. :2m a recent radio to indicate that "fflclency could be aSlderably. For ln- ..z t Fr, Seh- hospitals con- Yen Per cent of of hospitals in they are caring the hospitalized . Catholic hos- about seven per qacity of all hos- ake care of more cent of the hos- a Page 8 A Catholic Army Chaplain prepares t follow his troops on a haz- ardous parachute expedition at the front. The picture was taken at a U. S. paratroop camp in New Guinea, and shows Father John J: Powers Deft). of Oneonta, N Y, and Cbr'p Charles E. Reagan, of Cleveland..............._:..Chaplaln'.._.__...ssasslstant- INc-Acmephoto (NCWC.._) Arkansas And The South Y Rev. Anthony Lachowsky, C.S.Sp. (Editor's note: The Bishop's program to arouse a united I Catholic clergy and [aity in the interest and welfare of , [ Arkansas finds aninspiring and enlightening respoltse :1:, here in a signed editorial by Father Lachowsky. Diocesan ] Chairman of the Rural Catholic Committee d the South, | Father Lachowsky is the author of a popular column car- | ried each week on the editorial page of Tim Guardian.) | As a native Arkansan, born in Faulkner County, Conway, Arkansas, I rise in protest against the man- handling of our state, and the aspersions being cast on our people. We were treated in this manner recently by a contracting firm in a hearing which took place in Wash- ington when an objection was raised to the W.L.B. order of maintaining membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers, an A.F. of L. Union. "Do you mean to say," asked Chairman William H. Davis of the W:L.B., "that with the Wagner Labor Act on the books all these years, after all these years of col- lective bargaining, that the people of Arkansas do not know whata labor union is?" "I do, sir." The company's Counsel replied. "You must remember that Arkansas is the second most ignorant State in the Unionno, please change that, make it second most illiterate State in the Union." It is well that the word ignorant was struck out. No one wishes to excuse illiteracy, but many who claim to be educated do not support their assertion very well. The South in reality is educating men, bearing the burden of education while the fruits are reaped elsewhere. In the 1920's the States south of the Potomac and Ohio Rivers, and east of the Mississippi lost about 1,700,000 persons through migration, about half of whom were be- tween 15 and 35 years of age. These persons moved at, the beginning of their productive life to regions which received this manlower almost free of cost, whereas the South, which had borne the expense of their care and edu- cation up to the time when they start producing, sffered an almost complete loss of its investment. The new- comers to the South did not, by any means, balance this lOSS. ! ,\\; The South, Arkansas included, must educate one- third of the Nttion's children with one-sixth of the Na- tion's school revenues. Alfhough southern teachers com- pare favorably with teachers elsewhere, the average an- nual salary of teachers in Arkansas for 1933-34 was $465 compared to $2,361 for New York State for the same year, and in no one of the southern States was the average salary equal to the average of the Nation. In few" places" in the Nation, on the other hand, is the number of pupils per teacher higher than it is in the South. Total endowments of the colleges and Universities of the South are less than the combined endowments of Yale and Harvard. The South collects in total taxes about half as much pe person as the Nation as a 'whole. All Southern States fall below the national average in tax in- come to schools. In 1936 the Southern States spent an. average of $25. ! I per child in school, or about half the average for the country as a whole, or a quarter of what was spent per See ARKANSAS on page 8 e] It :1 Offering Begun By Will Of Mr. Neil McGroarty in May, 1939 Completed September 1, 1943 Little Roek.Donations of par- ishioners at St. Edward's Church, Texarkana, have completed a $5,000.00 Burse for St. John's Home Missions Seminary here, ac- cording to an announcement re- leased this week. The new Burse was initiated in May, 1939, with a gift of $1,000.00 from the will of the late Mr. Neil McGroarty. Through the years, St. Edward's Parish_ hfls displayed a'conspic- Mother Of Archbishop Of Louisville Dies Louisville, Kentucky. Solemn Pontifical Obsequies for Mrs. Minnie Alexander Floersh, 86, mother of the Most Reverend John A. Floersh, Archbishop of Louisville, were held at the Ca- thedral of tle Assumption, at Louisville last Saturday morning at 10:30. Mrs. Floersh was the wife of the late John Floersh, of Nash- ville, Tennessee. The Most Reverend Bishop and his Auxiliary, Bishop Fletcher, accompanied by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. J. Healy and the Rev. Harry Chinery were present for the PontiIical Requiem Mass cele- brated by the Archbishop. The Archbishop also gave the final obsequies. The Floersh family is from Nashville, Tennessee, where the Most" Reverend Bishop came to know them intimately. The Arch- bishop served at the altar for Bishop Morris, when the latter was Rector at the Cathedral at Nashville. The friendship of the Floersh and Morris families is one of de- voted affection. At Louisville every courtesy and honor was ex- tended our Bishop. Even in the Sanctuary he was ushered to a place of honor to the right of the High Altar and even took pre- cedence over the Archbishops, who insisted that he accept the honor. It was twelve years ago that Bishop Morris spoke at the funeral of the Archbishop's fath-I er, the late John A Floersl, at the Cathedral at Nashville, Ten- nessee. Bishop Morris ]bresided at a private dinner at the Archbishop's Episcopal residence later in the day, and again he was honored with affection as he sat between the Archbishops of Louisville and Chicago, with the Archbishop of Milwaukee and the other pre- lates taking their place according to rank. Other prelates present were the Most Reverend Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago, the Most Reverend Moses E. Kilcy, Arch- bishop of Milwaukee, the Most Reverend Joseph E. Ritter, Bishop of Indianapolis, and the Most Reverend Frand'is R. Cotton, Bish- op of Owensboro. There was a large assembly of the clergy from the Archdiocese attending the funeral. Tle remains were accompanied by tie Archbfshop to Nashville Sunday, where Solemn Obsequies were held at the Cathedral on the following day before burial in the family lot at Mount Calvary cemetery. Assisting the Archbishop as Deacon of Honor was the Roy. M. F. Kearney of Memphis. Deacon was the Roy. John Grisbaum, Louisville; sub-deacon, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Richard Maloney; Master/of Ceremonies, the Rt. 'Rev. Msgr. D. A. Driscoll; As- sistant Master of Ceremonies, the Roy. Anthony G. Gers.t; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. E. E. Willett was the assistant priest. Mrs. Floersh had lived in the episcopal residence for the last few years with two of her daugh- ters, Mary and Lula. She is sur- vived also by two sons, Lawrence and Joe and a daughter, a nun of the Carmelite Order, Sister Phil- omena (Agnes Floersh). Peruvian Hierarchy Fete 2,000 Poor At Celebration Lima. (E)In celebration of the elevation of the Archdiocese of Lima to Primatial rank, the Per- uvian Episcopate entertained 2,- 000 of the poor of this city at lunch. The Most Rev. Pedro Pas- cual Farfan, the Primate, and other members of the Hierarchy, as well as many priests served the luncheon in the Victoria People's Restaurant. uous interest in the work of the Seminary. This interest dates back to the beginning of the late Very Rev. Msgr. Oliver B. Claren- den's appointment as pastor. Msgr. Clarendon, a real scbool- man, taught Theology at St. John's for a number of years prior to his entrance into pastoral work. Under his beautiful priestly life and leadership in Texarkana, a love 'or the Seminary and for the central activities of the Diocese was nurtured and increased. The present pastor, the Roy. Thomas H. Lillis, has continued and brought to fruition the policies of his zealous predecessor. No fewer than five priests and six seminm-ians is the present contribution of St. Edwagd's to God's work in this Diocese. The priests who were formerly par- ishioners of the Texarkana Church are Fathers Joseph A. Murray, William E. Galvin, John M. Bann, Lawrence P. Graves, and John C. O'Dwyer. Now studying at St. John's Home Missions Seminary are Messrs. J. R. Mur- phy, R. L. O'Dwyer, J. P. Rey- nolds, V. T. Cigainero, B. Blanch- ard, and R. J. Groff. Of God's manifold blessings to the parish, Father Lillis cherishes above all the vocations which have been granted to his flock. The people may justly take pride in their beautiful Church, erected to God's honor. There is a vig- orous parish life. Active lay groups, a thriving K. of C. Coun- cil, a fine parochial school and an excellent academy are indica- tive of the parish spirit. The Rev. William E. Galvtn, former resident of St. # Edward's Parish, and now a Chaplain iD the armed forces of the nation, is stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark- ansas. Fathers Francis J. Mc- Mee and Francis X. Murphy, former assistants at St. Edward's, are also Chaplains in our coun- try's service. Father McKee is stationed at Hammer Field, Calif- ornia. Father Murphy is some- where in the Pacific. Father Lillis and his Parish are to be heartily congratulated for the completion of this Seminary Burse. No work is dearer to the heart of His Excellency, Bishop Morris, than the continuance and happy growth of St. John's In making possible this foundation for the education of a future priest, St. Edward's Parish has done a real service to the Church and to the souls that will be saved through a priest's ministry. Helena Knights ,, Send Guardian Check For $,17.00' Guardian Offiee.Council 1770, Knights of Columbus, Helena, sends their check in the arfiount of $17.00 this week to The Guard- fan as their pro rata share in the gift of the weekly picture service of our Diocesan paper by the Knights of Arkansas Each year the ten councils of Knights of Columbus sponsor the total cost of $154.00 for this time- ly picture service by dividing the expense in raring amounts among the councils. Council listings are carried on the e4itorial page. Grand Knight, Joe Etoch is generous in his praise of the work of our official newspaper. He wishes The Guardian well, and states that Helena Knights are behind our paper, and assures the office that he knows the rest of the councils in the State feel the same as they do. Parochial Students To Share Free Meal Program Boston. (lOParochial and pri- vate school students, as well as public school pupils, may receive free meals in Massachusetts un- der the Federal Food Distribution Administration program f o r schools, according to. a ruling by Attorney General Robert T. Bush- nell. Mr. Bushnell decided providing meals to parochial and private school students was not contrary to the anti-aid amendment of the State constitution, which pro- hibits the use of State funds for institutions not publicly owned and under exclusive state control. The Federal food agency has agreed to reimburse parochial and private schools for the cost of meals served to thbir students, transmitting the funds through the State Departments of Educa- tion and Public Welfare. i \