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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER I, 1943 Clarksville, Altus, 0zark Merchants Ask Patronase 0f Guardian Read Church Must Rebuild Morality In Post-War World, Prelates Say Santa re. (E)  Outlining "our program of spiritual reconstr.uc- lion which must go hand in hand with the rebuilding of the world by the civil authority," the Most Roy. Robert E. Lucey, Archbishop of San Antonio, declared here that Catholics have "the high privilege to teach the world that God the Creator lives and reigns with supreme dominion over us," the "solemn duty to preach the existence of moral authority in Church and State," and "the gold- en opportunity to speak to men plans for post-war reconstruc- tion. Our Church, the interpreter of the natural law, gives her bles- sing to those who would perform the corporal works of mercy on an international scale. Certainly, in the devastated regions of Eu- rope citizens must be fed and clothed and housed. Cities that lie in ruins must be '" restored. Trade and commerce must be re- sumed. The millions now crushed by tyranny must be set free. That false plosophy known as Fasc- ism must,go because it exalts the of ehariW and justice and broth- erhood." Archbishop Lucey was speaking in the Cathedral of San Francisco, here, at the solemn installation of the Most Rev. Edwin V. Byrne, as the Archbishop of Santa re. Archbishop Lucey officiated at Archbishop Byrne's installation. Archbishop Lucey told Arch- bishop Byrne that he had come to "a region rich in memories of the past and promise of the fu- ture." He told the priests "and people of Santa Fe that Pope Plus XII, in his fatherly solicitude, "has sent to this city of Holy Faith an Archbishop worthy of the religious tradition of this an- cient land, worthy of the saintly prelates who have preceded him, sympathetic to the genius of our people here. , "In every nation of the West today," Archbishop Lucey said, "men of good will are laying R. A. MORGAN & SON / Quality Merchandise Clarksville, Ark. state" beyond its proper compet- ence, because it demeans the Church below the level of her di- vine authority and because it de- prives the citizens of certain na- tural rights. Fascism as a species of tyranny is opposed to the na- tural law and for this it is Con- demned by the Christian Church wherever it is found. If there is tyranny in Spain, in South Amer- ica or anywhere in the world we condemn it as a denial of human rights. The Catholic Church has always defended, and must for- ever defend, the dignity of the human spirit. Church Is Ready "When the Stars and Stripes float over Rome, Berlin and Tokio our country together with other nations, will give food to the hun- gry and clothing to the naked in those devastated lands. We shall help our adversaries to begin once more a decent way of life. We shall set them free. The Catholic Church in America is prepared to do her part in these works of mercy." Archbishop Lucey said it should not be supposed that the primary role of the Church in post-war reconstruction has anything to do with fopd and c!othing, medicine and housing. The world-wide mission of the Church," he assert- ed, "goes far beyond these ma- terial considerations, it touches the spirit of man." "It is all very well," Archbishop Lucey added,,"for governments to declare that Fascism and every form of despotism must go. It is all very well to plan a brave new world in which liberty and ddmo- cracy shall live. But in that very democratic world for which blue- 'prints are now being drawn the common people shall rule them- selves. But how shall this be done unless the lives of the people are characterized by virtue? Cer- tainly; if men cannot control themselves neither can they rule themselves. Good government without morality is a contradic- WHITE DRUG STORE COURTESY--QUALITY--SERVICE TRY WItITE'S FIRST CLARKSVILLE ARKANSAS C. J. DOERPINGHAUS GENERAL GROCER & MEATS ESSO Products CLARKSYILLE, ARKANSAS ELDON REVIS Distributor of ESSO,Products Atlas Tires, Batteries and Accessories Phone 240 CLARKSVILLE ARKANSAS IJllll i SHER,FF ...... I CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS _ . I H. R. PIERCE Lumber Company I Ill Phone 122 CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS F J, C. WISH L. WERT WISH Johnson County's Only Home Owned Jobbing House Our Lady, Help Of Christians Church ......... %.= Pastor of the beautiful Church of Our Lady, Help of Christians is the Roy. Gregory Kehres, O.S.B. The church is situated on an elevation overlooking the town of Altus, and is much admired for the architecture and paintings. The three inspiring altars are of native wood. tion Jn terms. Despising mgrality the individual citizen will not pre- fer the common good to his own pleasure and comfort. Without morality the virtues of patriotism, honesty and justice will disap- pear. Without morality family life breaks down and the nation disintegrates. In a democracy the people have the greatest possible freedom but unless they are sober and temperate they neither de- serve nor can endure that free- dom." Moral Program Necessary "Any government that will not, or cannot, appeal to religion to. establish its moral power can have recourse only to the power of force," Archbishop Lucey declar- ed. "To say that just govern- ments rule by the consent of the governed is to appeal to a moral principle." "This is our program of spirit- ual reconstruction that must go hand in hand with the rebuilding of the world by the civil author- ity," Archbishop Lucey said. "Ours is the high privilege to teach the world that God the Creator lives and reigns with su- )rome dominion over us. Ours is the solemn duty to preach the ex- istence of moral authority in Church and State. Ours is the golden opportunity to speak to men of charity and justice and brotherhood." Principle For Peace The Archbishop also noted that "the best thought of statesmen" today is being devoted to the ques- tion of a just and enduring peace. "The Church which applies moral and spiritual principles to na- tional problems offers us also constructive principles of interna- tional collaboration. USO, Red Cross Benefit From Book Of Poems Sale Washington. (E)The USO and the American Red Cross are scheduled to receive all profits from the sale of "Reveille", a cur- rent volume of war poems by members of our armed forces. John Kieran, Grantland Rice and Daniel IIenderson selected the poems, which represent the phil- osophy and humor of our fighting 'Arkansas Night' Observed By Subiaco Subiaco.  Subiaco Abbey and Academy observed "Arkansas Night" with a varied program Thursday, in connection with a recent directive letter of the Most Reverend Bishop, urging all his flock to center attention on Arkansas' resources and the sup- port of plans for her development. Students Present Papers Academy students gave inter- esting papers on the mineral, oil, recreational, agricultural, and oth- er l esources of Arkansas. They were William Clune, Tulare, California, Herman Kresse, Little Rock, Charles Lehigh, E1 Dorado, Edward Turnage, Lake Village, and Dick Fredeman, Little Rock. The boys made quite exhaustive studies under guidance of the Roy. Clement Schmidt, director of studies and rector. Much good is thought to have resulted to the school at large from these pro- gram studies. Fredeman on agri- culture and Kresse on state trans- portation were especially able. Seminary students at the abbey gave a symposium on the religious history and development of Ark- ansas, covering the subject from the time of DeSoto's visit in the sixteenth century. Development under Bishop Morris, from 1907 to the present day, a period of some 36 years, came in for fuller treatment, as the greatest growth occurred in this period. Speaking on the religious aspects were the Revs. Raphael DeSalvo, Robert Lazzari, Victor Beuckman, John Walbe, and Aloys Walbe. The symposium was prepared under direction of the Rev. Michael Len- sing, editor of "The Abbey Mes- sage." Appearing in a playlet, "Little Red School House in Arkansas," were John Rawley, Rison, Frank Hennigan, Muenster, Texas, Leo Wiederkehr, Altus, Arthur Harris, Little Rock, Jack and Dick Brow- nell, Fort Smith, Don Maggard, E1 Dorado, Tommy Selig, Stutt- forces from all branches of the gart, Keith Smith, Philadelphia, service in all parts of the world. Pa., Tom Knoten, Memphis, Tenn., "Reveille" is a publication of the anc] Alvin Hoffman, Tulsa, Okla. A. S. Barnes Co., New York.  -The boys, mixing serious fact BEN FRANKLIN STORE CLARKSVILLE; ARKANSAS Igd , CLARKSVILLE LAUNDRY&CLEANERS [$' "Chief In Quality and Service' Always Phone 2 14  Wholesale Grocers I] Igl "Fine Foods From Fosters" Il [1 Distributors of GINGHAM GIRL ]l [1 The World's Finest Flour [l , CLARKSVILLE, ARKANSAS Jonesboro Celebrates 'Ark. Week' Jonesboro. On Sunday after- noon, September the nineteenth, the men of the parish met in the parish hall to discuss the letter of His Excellency our Most Rev- erend Bishop, asking for an alert and active laity, in matters of the State of Arkansas. The letter was explained by the pastor and promises were exacted from the men to prepare themselves and take a leading part in civic mat- I' O ters. The meeting was en.] yed by all and plans were made to have such gatherings regularly. Friday night, September the twenty-fourth, the Blessed Sacra- ment parochial school children and Holy Angels Acadny girls collaborated in putting on a play. The theme of their play centered on Arkansas and on what Arkan- sas should mean to its inhabitants. The program was arranged to cli- max the celebration of Arkansas Week as expressed in the wish of the Bishop. Father Kordsmeier, Pastor of the Blessed Sacrament Church, after the school children's pro- gram gave a very inspiring talk on lhe leadership and zealous fire which burns in our Beloved Bish- op for "everything Arkansas". He urged the parish to emulate the example of their Spiritual hepherd and Bishop. Yes, to be concerned with the temporal things of the State from a Catholic point of view is the wish of lhe Bishop. In conjunc- tion wth the school program there ws held a bond rally which net- ted over $12,000 in the purchas- ing of War Bonds and Stamps. This amount is a fitting tribute to the efforts of the Pastor who was chairman of the rally and to the people, in making Arkansas Week at Jonesboro an enjoyable one and profitable to the War ef- fort. The parish anxiously awaits more details of the program of our Bishop and wishes to follow and carry out his plans and ideas "To improve Arkansas on Ark- ansas' own resources." The Roy. James P. McDonnell, assistant to Father Kordsmeier, has taken a prominent part in all these "Arkansas Week" activities. with snappy dialogue and humor, drove home outstanding events in Arkansas history. Senior aca- demy English class students pro- duced the script, which Buddy Hilpert, Liittle Rock, and Carol Springle, Jonesboro, enlivened with proper settings and makeup. The Roy. Lambert Eckelhoff pre- pared the auditorium and pro: seated his band in several march numbers. The Roy. Clement Schmidt, chief executive of the school, who originated "Arkansas Week" and "Arkansas Night" at the academy, said that the program was far from exhausting he subject, and indicated that th school would have further programs later. Arkansas' new alumina and aluminum plants are being built for peace time operation after the war, at a cost of more than $100,- 000,000. - - _ - - _ e MAY FERREE SHOPPE "You TRIED the Rest St. Hildegard's Hospital The Clarksville' Municipal Hospital is dedicated to St. and directed by the Benedictine Sisters for the city of It is a modernly equipped building, and serves a large area. tmspital is a member of the Catholic Hospital Association, American Hospital Association,. and the Arkansas Hospital sociation. 'Arkansas' Theme Of Lake Village Program Lake Village. -- In accordance with the wish of our Most Rev- erend Bishop, Arkansas week was observed at St. Mary's School, Lake Village. The pupils of the school gave an interesting and enjoyable pro- gram. It was opened with the song "ARIkNSAS" sung by all the pupils. The first and second grades made an ARKANSAS flag. They displayed it at the program and also gave an interpretation of the flag. The fifth and sixth grades told something of the history of ARK- ANSAS. Topics discussed were the 'Early People of Arkansas', 'Historical Men', 'Pioneer Days', 'Growth of the Church and Schools'. Some of the characters such as Father Marquette were very interestingly impersonated. A poem on 'Arkansas' was also read by these grades. The third and fourth grades took the audience to the numerous playgrounds and health resorts of our state. The seventh and eighth grades gave an original play entitled "HURRAH FOR ARKANSAS". They were all so' enthusiastic about the resources and future possibilities of their native state that they interrupted their party proceedings to comment on them. I It was all very informal and the audience seemed to enjoy it very much. All joined in singing the "STAR SPANGLED BANNER". In conclusion Mr. Rugsell, Su- perintendent of Lake Side l High School spoke. He was astounded at all the knowledge the pupils had gained in their study of our i state and how their loyalty seem- ed so sincere and inspiring. He said if all our schools would carry on similar work the future state would be secure. He./i spoke of having heard an man say that it is religious cation and training that we in our schools today if to build a nation filled sound patriotism and ideals. Father, Hinckley closed the gram with the words of ciation, both for the performance of the pupilS, Mr. Russell's inspiring talk, ;that our love for our measured proportionately love of our native state. 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