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" ..::?;, ]ui00,Vive? :i " IN WAR [ TheSentry I0000iBONDSl interesting lrtieles. One  0/4 -o 2.22.  tie in Arkansas where Sis-  ".L@ " . z2.  Volume XXX1  t3,-  o. No. 4&apos;1 staff of st. Vineont's ,.-,, ' ' I' " f R .u.,,, 0 i( le eac s ,, ,,,o = Parents Magaz00,=e dana which in spite of made strange read- Catholic ears because of lack of understand- things fundamental in our Both of these articles by newspaper men of Robert Bellairc Mr. Bellaire tells experience in a camp. Sev- were among his fellow He informs us that they during the night from using glass jars for chal- water for wine. In times stress consecrated chalices dispensed with in favor containers but never can said without wine. Mr. Who was given a thrashing Nazis in Argentina, is try- those people to us entirely their dominant deep Catholicity which from ever wanting to people who persecute re- one thing that keeps coming wholeheartedly their distrust of Ame- lUch as Mr. Waldo shows who are ignorant of the Catholic For us in the United articles can only pro- about the news our correspondents are send- maintain that they sift scrupuously, in order to truth with its back- circumstances. If these have been so careless that they do not perspective in these can we rely upon their in other reports? The carries in the same Quentin Rey- Cardinal Hinsley, the of Westminster which the city of London. This it sticks to the man him speak for himself ring of reality the others last week al- hard to reconcile. delinquency was the top- t a meeting of It was the consen- OPinion that this is the problem facing us before has crime rampant among the very The criminals are no t lhn- tle so called youths and school age but in- in the elementary These men who deal with day say that it is due Irwin part to disrupted d then to the pernicious of gangster films and thrillers over the radio. : Same editions of the same local advertisements than six films with 0r their subject matter. columns announced the of their most listened who is a master at and thinly disguls- Jokes which do far more the young than a crime matter how horrible it The police chiefs blamed of mothers from the the first and most serious the same paper carry articles about a woman longer with her husband children in Texas, other women who erted their first loyalties WAACS. Radio, movies, in war work like else among God's crea- good when they are used the Creator wanted used. Many, many Pictures have been ex- have received the they deserved. The have brought us the of the New York Orchestra year in with the s of the Met- Opera Company. Msgr. the message of to millions of eager fireside talks of the have brought comfort to anxious minds. be cheered by come- we do not want to be them. propaganda scouts are could make grand near tragedy which oc- of our large stores advertised a sale of He could well headlines across his "Women Riot In et Stockings In Ameri- With some truth. He g the tale iraeUcally all the wo- going bare legged and at this one oppor- get stockings, now so had nearly mobbed the several casual- stockings were even Hitler like that but he will not. For the are a very and when they minds to do some- it done. Right now that Hitler and they are going does not. If he tbllity just let him what happens decides he should bridge, any son if wants the grass cut or that a cer- on page 8 For Birth Control Article Family Life Bureau Head Declares Magazine Becomes Instrument For Decay And Decline of America Washington. () --Publication in shift in editorial policy," also the September issue of The Pareuts brought the prompt resignation Magazine of an article on birth from the magazine's Advis o ry control is severely condemned in Council of the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John a letter which tlle Rev. Dr. Edgar M. Cooer, head of the Department Schmiedeler, O.S.B., Director of of Anthropology of the Catholic the Family Life Bureau, National University of America. Catholic Welfare Conference, has Expressing himself as having addressed to the editor, Mrs. Clara been exceedingly shocked by the Savage Littledale. Publication of publication of the article in The the article, constituting "a basic Parents Magazine, Dr. Sci]miedler said he felt certain it would "deep- ly grieve hundreds of thousands of On Catholic Hour the publication's readers who for years past welcomed it into their homes as a messenger of tim finer and the genuinely dignified things of family life." Declaring that he had not the slightest doubt that "the con- sciences of great numbers of these rcaders will absolutely revolt against this surrender of its pages to the approval, and even advo- cacy, of an unnatural and immoral practice utterly out of harmony with their innate sense of decency and religious sensibilities," Dr. Schmiedeler wrotethe e d it or : "You have aligned yourself with forces that are rapidly making of us a decadent nation, a selfish and undisciplined people." Reminds of Heroic Mothers Particularly, Dr. Schmiedeler deplores publication of the article :at a time when "the hearts of American mothers who did their duty to their country by rearing a normal family of children are bleeding as their sons go forth to all the fronts of the world to sacri- fice, and to die if necessary, to )rotect our institutions and our Rev. John Carter Smyth, C. S.P., homes, to safeguard our traditional of Baltimore, member of the fac- See MAGAZINE on page 2 ulty of the Catholic University of Auxiliary To America, who will speak on the nation-wide Catholic Hour, Sun- days, during October. "Thoughts for aTroubledTime" is thegeno Speak At Rural eral topic of his addresses. The radio program is produced over the NBC network by the National Life Conference Father Smyth Little Rock--His Excellency, the Most Reverend Auxiliary Bishop will representBishAp Morris at the National Catholic Rural Life Con- Csth01i r ference which opens in Peoria Ill., tomorrow, October 3rd, and will be in session through Tues- Hour Speaker day. Bishop Fletcherwhowillbe a Convention Speaker, will be ac- companied by the Rev. Edw. J. Yeager, pastor, St. Paul's Church Washington. (N:)The Rev. John Pocahontas. Carter Smyth, C.S.P., lecturer in Seventeen members of the hier- Sacred Eloquence at the Catholic archy have signified their inten- University of America, will begin tion of being present for this, the a series of four addresses on the 20th annual meeting of tte con- 'Catholic Hour' Sunday, October ferenee, with the lVrost Rev. Joseph 4, on"Thoughts for a Troubled H. Schlarman, Bishop of Peoria, Time." as host. The "Catholic Hour" is broadcast Bishop Schlarman, together with : The lack of dried fruits and vegetables iS the crying need of these Carmelite nuns itranded in Iceland. The war hag cut off aid from Holland, their homeland, and troops have rented their partly fin- ished monastery.: The American Red Cross, upon request of the Na- tional Catholic Welfare Conference, has been able to help them some. i (N.C.W.CJ Attack Oni Waldo Frank Deplored; Argentine;s Regret His Lack Of Tact Special Correspondence, (t) News Service) Buenos Aires, (E) -- The brutal treatment to which a citizen of the United States was subjected here, last month, Was deplored by the Argentine Government, the press and all serious-minded citi- zens. Such an attack upon a visitor from a frndly nation is a serious matter t any time, but doubly so under lvailing circum- stances l Th fi, rgentm'overnment had acted Within its rights, and in the proper manner, when it declared Waldo Frank persona non grata in a communication to the State De- partment at Washington, it is felt. The incident might have ended there had not certain Argentines taken matters into their own hands. This was as unfortunate as it is deplorable it is freely stated. It is not conducive to improving the relations between two important Republics. Argentines realize this, observers say, they also realize that what Mr. Frank regarded as "en- couraging Argentina in her de- mocratic faith," was not at all con- ducive to improving inter-Ameri- every Sunday over the Red Net- the directors of the N.C.R.L.C., will work of the National Broadcasting entertain a large group of non- can relations with respect to more Company over Station KARK, Lit- Catholic agricultural leaders at a Latin countries than Argentina. fie Rock, and is produced by the  luncheon on October 5. Among National Council of Catholic Men. the guests will be representatives The topics of Father Smyth's of the Federal Council of Churches discourses are: and of a number of Protestant di- October 4, "The Christian Looks vinity schools. Bishop Muench at Trouble"; October 11, "Fruitless will preside. Forebodings", October 18, "Inner The convention will open Satur- Peace and Ou'ter Chaos," and day morning, October 3, with a October 25, "Casting Out Fear." Missa Recitata celebrated in St. Father Smyth is a.member of a Mary's Cathedral there by Bishop well-known Baltimore family. Schlarman. October 3 will be A brother is the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Teachers', Leaders, and Youth Thomas G. Smyth, pastor of the Day. Speakers willinclude Bishop Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament Fletcher; the Rev. W. Howard here, and another is the Rt. Rev. Bishop, founder of the Home Mis- Msgr. James A. Smyth, pastor of stoners of America; the Rt. Rev. Sacred Heart, also in this city. Msgr. L. G. Ligutti, Executive For many years Father Smyth Secretary of the Conference; the See FR. SMYTH on page 5 See AUXILIARY on page 2 New Ointment For Wounds Described At Session Of Institutum Divi Thomae new hall and laboratory. Address- ing those present, the Archbishop said: "There is no quarrel between re- ligion and science. If we establish truth through science there can be no contradiction. God is the Sup- reme Being Who designed every- thing. The scientist merely un- folds some little corner, some little particle, of the divine plan." His Excellency called attention to the fact that the Institutum is in its eighth year and voiced the hope that it might continue to be the "servant of God" in the years to come. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cletus A. Miller, Dean of the Institutum presided at the dedication of the new hall, which has been named in honor of Archbishop McNicho- las. Biodyne, those attending the conference were told by Dr. Sperti and' his associates, is made under a secret formula including .yeast and liver oils. Describing the re- sults of its use at the Chicago clinic, Dr. Walsh said: "Markedly shortened disability occurs when btodyne is applied to See OINTMENT on page 8 "Bad salesmen can ruin a good business and inexpert propagan- dists can destroy a good cause," the Southern Cross, English-lan- guage newspaper founded by Irish- Argentines in 1875, said in an edi- torial on the Frank incident. In- adequate information in the North American press on the Argentine reaction to Mr. Frank's visit, would be equally dctrimental to the good neighbor policy, it said. For Pilots Ibather Alfred A. Williams, U. S. A., Chaplain at Paine Field, Ev- erett, Wash., Is credited with the design of this new St. Christopher medallion worn by pilots in his own air squadron. Because of the metal shortage, Father Williams reports he is unable to supply the demand for the medallions com- ing from pilots on all fighting fronts. IMP lhoto( Cincinnati, (1)  A discovery made in the laboratories of the Institutum Divi Thomae-biodyne ointment, the effectiveness o f which in the treatment of wounds has been reported to the War De- partment and the National Council, was described at the annual con- ference of the Institutum held here this week. Dr. George Speri Sperti, Director of the Institutum, told those at- tending the conference that pro- duction of the ointment, of which he is the discoverer, probably could be increased to 1,000 pounds a day should the need arise. Findings made through the use of the ointment on the basis of 100 cases in the burn clinic of Mercy Hospital, Chicago, conduct- ed. in cooperation with Loyola Un- iversity, were reported by Dr. Thomas F. P. Walsh, who said it can be as effective in the treat- meat f war wounds as in cases caused, by conflagrations in civil life. Hall Named For Archbishop The Most Rev. John T. McNich- olas, O. P., Archbishop of Cincin- nati and founder of the Institutum, officiated at the dedication of a One passage from Mr. Frank', rein'arks, translated from La Na. cion and reprinted in the Southe"n Cross, indicates, observers say, that he was neither tactful n. discreet. "The majority of the backward communities of Mexicio," he sin<, "receive with expressions of pro- found gratitude the doctors am nurses who come to save thei: children and prolong their lives. (I have visited there and I know what I say.) The grevAer part o$ i the resistance is not 'due to the witch-doctors but to the Catholic Church which has been wounded by the often arrogant empiricism of the Revolution. In States like Jalisco, where tlc Christeros (sic), fanatical ecclesiastics, are power- ful, there are frequent attacks on the nurse and the teacher." The Southern Cross expresses surprise at Mr. Frank's revival of the ancient war cry of Religion vrsus Science: "We thought that the battle of the Test tubes against the Bible was over and done with; also the battle of the Teachers against the Priests." The Irist- Argentine journal also corrected Mr. Frank's impression of the Cristeros "who are not ecclesias- tics, by the way," and who are ad- mied by many Argentines as a "body of gallant men whose fight was for religious freedom, one of President Roosevelt's four free- 0ores." "Mr. Frank says that the Cris- teros objected to nurses and tea- chers, but he does not state the eason why," the editorial con- tinues. "It was not because they nursed and taught, but because some of them were disseminating birth-control literature, and others were tcaching socialism and sexua- lity to little children in the schools. These facts are on record... This is a time when the United States See ATTACK on page5 Polish Exiles In Russia Washington. (:)--Rblief in the form of clothing, medical supplies and foodstuffs, for the supplying of which American Catholics have contributed many ti3ousands of dollars, is reaching Polish refugees in Soviet Russia, the Most Rev. Ed- ward Mooney, Archbishop o De- troit and Chairman of the Bishops' War Emergency and Relief Com- nfittee, l]as been advised in a let- ter just received from Bombay, India. The letter was sent to Arch- bishop Mooney by the Rev. Ragin- sky, Vicar General of the Diocese Faithful In ' fiermany Comforted New York, (E)A Joint Pastoral Letter of the Hierarchy of Ger- many extending comfort to the Faithful of the Reich in this time :of great trial was quoted in a broadcast in German from the Vatican Radio Station heard here by short wave. (Annually the German Bishops meet at this time in the ancient city of Fulda, where is situated the tomb of St. Boniface. For many years it has been the custom of the prelates to issue a Joint Pastoral Letter. These Pastoral Letters have been issued even in wartime and some of them have been of tremendous importance in giving the position of the Church in Germany. Seemingly, this ex- ceptionally brief message was iss- ued at this time in accordance with this tradition, even though it refrains from examining the situation of the Church in Germany and contains just a greeting from he Bishops to the Faithful and an ,,ssurance that the prelates are hinking of and praying for them.) An English translation of the 'ext of the Joint Pastoral Letter, ,,ated August 19, as quoted on the adio, follows: "For the third, time during this war your Bishops have aasembled ;or their yearly conference at the Tomb of the Apostle of the Ger- mans. "In these days, your Bishops are thinking of German soldiers who, See PASTORAL on page 8 Historic Fence Of Cathedral Goes As Scrap Iron Cleveland. (E)--A notable con- tribution to Cleveland's scrap drive is the historic, 50-year-old iron- wrougit fence about St. John's Catherdal. The 400-foot fence which has enclosed the entire south side of the Cathedral and the Cathedral rectory, was contributed to the drive by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Smith, Rector, with the com- ment: "If we lose this war, we will lose much more than our fences." The contribution was made with the approval of the Most Rev. Archbishop Joseph Schrembs, Bishop of Cleveland. In his letter of approval, the Archbishop said he felt that "in the present crisis it behooves the church to set an example of sacrifice for the suc- cess of our arms." "Your request has my wholehearted approval," His Excellency added. "We must be willing to make every possible sacrifice to win the war and to safeguard our sacred traditions of civil and religious liberty." Priests Invade Flaming Wreckage; Give Absolution To Train Wreck Victims Washington, (E)Two priests  three-quarters of a mile away and one of them a Carmelite traveling he and a doctor ran down the from Chicago to Washington, the track to give aid. other a pastor in a nearby town-- "When our train was stopped, of Katowice, Poland, and the Rev. Wrtold Paulus, formerly rector of Polish Catholic Mission in France. The two Polish priests, who went to Bombay after a visit to the United States, where they confer- red with members of the Hicr- archy, told of the departure rom the city in India of a motor cara- van bearing supplies. This was one of a series of such truck ex- peditions which have gone out from Bombay to the Indian fron- tier since May. Bring Children to India On their return journey the trucks bring olish refugee child- ' ten. "Four hundred of these children," the letter said, '"have already been placed in a camp on the seashore especially built for them by an Indian Maharajah and under the direction of a Polish chaplain. The Indian Government and the people as a while are in sympathy with the martyred Pol- ish nation, and the present troubles in India will not interfere with the movement. Two Maharajahs have promised housing facilities for 10,000 children either at the seashore or in the hills, and oth- ers will follow their example. The Most Rev. Thomas Roberts, Archbishop of Bombay, has given his patronage to the relief work, the Polish priests advised Arch- bishop Mooney, adding: '!We are going next week to visit His Ex- cellency the Most Rev. Leo,Kierk- els, Apostolic Delegate to India, to ask his blessing and to implore the patronage of the Holy Father.", "On behalf of the relief work that is being done here," the letter said, "we humbly beg Your Ex- cellency, as Chairman of the Ad- ministrative Board pf the National Catholic Welfare Conference, to be pleased to grant generous finan- cial help toward this deserving movement." Accompanying the letter were clippings from the Evening News of Bombay, describing the depart- ure of the first relief truck cara- van. One of the pictures showed Archbishop Roberts blessing one of the trucks. This expedition, the article in the Evening News said, carries 60 tons of clothing, medicines and foodstuffs, the bulk of which had  See RELIEF on page 5 ....... " ';' ....... " Navy Discloses Deeds of Sons Of Mother Seton braved serious injury yesterday amid flaming wreckage to give ab- solution to victims of one of the most serious train disasters in de- cades in the vicinity of the Na- tion's Capital. The priests are the Rev. Kilian Healy, O. Cram., of Whitefriars Hall at the Catholic University of America, and the Rev. James I. Bifield, of Barnesville, Md. The wreck, involving two passenger "trains and a freight train, occurred at Dick,erson,Md., 35 miles west of here. Father Kilian Healy was aboard the Capitol Limited, Baltimore and Ohio train from Chicago, which was flagged to prevent its crash- ing into the wreckage. Father Bifield drove to the scene from nearby Barnesville when he learn- ed of the wreck. Eighteen per- sons are known to have been killed and other bodies are still believed to be buried in the burning wreck- age. Father Healy reached the scene within 20 mnutes. His train had been stopped about Emmitsburg, Md., (IC)  With thousands Of American mothers making their contribution of sons to the nation's armed forces, the Mother Seton Guild Bulletin re- calls a similar offering made by another great American mother of lhe past century, Mother Eliza, beth Seton, Foundress of the Sis- ters of Charity in America. The Bulletin says records of the United States Navy Department re- veal that Wiliam Seton, son of Mother Seton, spent over 15 years as a member of the Navy, a large part of that period as a lieutenant, and that the younger son of Mother Seton, Richard, was Captain's clerk on the U. S. S. "Cayne." The Cause of Canonization of Mother Seton is now being consid- ered by the Sacred Congregation of Rites. "--'iieutenant Seton was appointed a midshipman July 4, 1817, and commissioned a lieutenant in 1926. Various assignments took him over a large part of the globe until 1827, when he was granted a leave of absence to care for his invalid sister, Catherine. Mother Seton died while Lieutenant Seton was on a voyage in the Pacific. After travelling in Europe for several years with his sister he returned to duty, resigning his commission in 1834. The records show that Richard Seton died at sea of fever while on duty in connection with efforts of the American Colonizing So- ciety, supported by the United States Government, to found a free Negro colony in Liberia. An ac- count of his death given to his sister, Catherine, by the Rev. Je- about 8:10 a.m., a man came hud'i Ashmun, an Episcopalian through the coach calling for a clergyman, discloses that Richard priest and a doctor. I was fully contracted the fever while nursing dressed. As we ran down the the minister back to health. tracks we could see the flames. At the scene I pulled off my coat and collar, for I had to climb over burning wreckage to get under the locomotive to the first victim. He was still alive and told' me he was a Catholic. I anointed him and three other victims. Two of them later died. One was a Brazilian. The flames were spreading. Father Bifield had arrived. He dashed into the wreckage and anointed two other victims. "We became separated. It was no longer possible to reach the victims pinned beneath the wreck- age. I stood beside the flaming coaches and gave general absolu- tion to the victims." A native of Worchester, Mass., Father Healy has been a member of the Carmelite Order for 15 ,ears. He was ordained five years ago in Rome, where he attended the Gregorian University. CATHOLIC RADIO |, PROGRAMS | (All Program on Central War Tlme) Blythevllla KLCN, Sacred Heart Program, week day8 at 7:5 a. m. 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