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I F :}'' Iora l Aspects lurch, State Icord In Speeches, By Elmer Murphy (E)--The visit of personal represen- C. Taylor, to the he was received in audiences by His Holiness lius XII and conferred with diplomatic colleagues, to- t With addresses by United s spokesman, have focused [ deal of attention upon the .iSsues involved in the war. fiking example of this new asis was had in a recent" by Lord Halifax, who said: that, stripped of the which have brought this nation into war, the real us is whether Christian- all that it means, is to rnay be that some would that an overstatement. We !apt always considered what aaity implies or remember- nearly everything of ,alue lives has a Christian an- I right of each man to wor- ,CC0rding to his conscience is I*'atistian expression of man's -.phip to God. The law rotects us from injustice,  its beginning the Christian tetation of human rights. litical claims, which secure tteedom, were developed a Christian framework. The of these days is the of the parable. to which we go when sick was in orign a work mercy. The school I we send our children, was of the Christian! education. family, in which we find happiness, is the very any sound society. And of these things is rooted Christian thought of the human soul, which the flatly denies. On all have lived, enjoying what down to us from a Chris- conclusions, expressed by Ambassador, are in With what has been said President of the United and what has been said by relates, and by the Holy time and again. at least in recent have qualified spokes- and State found [b n to say the same thing in e way so impressively. efore, since the early cen- of the Church, when bar- hordes threatened to over- ope, has there been any- o approaching a Christian ity. leations*th:t ;he American ff are beginning to realize that RlProaching winter is not go- ,,be a comfortable one are the L BILL SCHMIDT 00UTO-PARTS TIRE CO. 4RTS FOR ALL CARS * ?ulcanizing . Retreading Of THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 2, 1942 I IIIII ! War Emphasized By Leaders In Striking Observers Note the part of government leaders in Washington. They have talked a great deal about 'making sacri- fices". They have sounded repeat- ed warnings that the pinch of war is going to be felt more acutely as time goes on; that the people must forego many of the things to which they have become accustomed and which they have taken as a mat- ter of course. But the people seem not to have bothered much be- cause the effects of the war have not, with few exceptions, reached down to the consumer level. The winter will be different. In spite of bumper crops, shortages of "luxury" foods will appear. There will be plenty of nutritious food but needs of the allied countries must be met. Transportation will become increasingly difficult. Fa- cilities for preserving foods will be lacMng. Truckhauling will be limited. War supplies will have the railroad right of way. Luxury fabrics will be missing. Double steaks will be few. The army will take the lion's share of meats and canned fish. The housewife will find that she must take what she can, not get what she wants. She is already beginning to realize that. In the meantime the local mer- chant is going to meet more and more difficulties in finding goods to sell. The War Production Board is going to control inven- toristhe stocks of goodsto prevent undue accumulation of these stocks and see to it that limit- ed supplies will be fairly distri- buted. Houses are going to be chillier because there will not be enough fuel oil to go around and transportation will be lacking. Moreover, the household budget will have to be trimmed. Wages and incomes will shrink because a substantial part of them will be tpken in taxes of one form or an- other. There will be less of every- thing to go around and money will no go as far as it did. Millions of workers who never had to bother about making out income tax re- turns will have to pay a portion of their earnings to the govern- ment--by direct taxes or sales or withholding taxes. The President has indicated in his message to Congress that the time is at hand when stringent measures must be taken to pre- vent inflation, the most forbidding shadow lurking in the back- ground of war. The battle against inflation is one of the most im- portant and far-reaching of the whole conflict, and the people wilt be enlisted "for the duration". The front line will be the homes and firesides of America, for inflation is no respecter of persons. It would mean that money would have less value or none at all, as happened in some European coun- tries in the First World War. Debts, insurance policies and in- vestment could be paid in worth- less currency. The outlook for the coming win- ter is not cheerful but it must be met. It can be met, Washington officials say, if the people take up resolutely the fight against in- flation. It cannot be met if they do not make the sacrifices that war entails, They cannot carry on a 08-I0 Towson Ave. devastating war and at the same time expect to enjoy the luxuries : 4147 Fort Smith, Ark, and comforts possible only in time eign port with war material. There j of peace. The hard road is the must have been "jinx" about. At straightest, least, subseauent events seemed to l0000'llll00 Vatican Saga of Merchant Marine Lieut. (J. G.) John A. Maclnnes, U. S, N. R., third officer on an American cargo ship which was torpedoed, talks things over in Washington with his dad, rchibald Maclnnes, Purchasing Agent for the National Catholic Community Service. Despite his trying experience, Mr. MacInnes is ,anxiously awaiting another sea-going assignment. (N.C.W.C.) Ofjio..r ,:)f Torpedoed U.S. Vessel Relates Gripping Story Of Sinleing, Rescue Washington, ()--The saga of the American heroes, in most cases individually unnamed and un- sung, who have been going to sea in the ships of the United States merchant marine since the wolf- packs of Axis submarines infested the oceans, has been In the process of writing these many months. Each day sees a new page com- pleted ,and turned. One of these page. concerns a young Catholic merchant marine officer, who has been in the Cap- ital on leave the past fortnight, awaiting a new assignment. To him, as he told his story, it was lhe repmt of a job done, not as he would have desired, but done nevertheless. Actually, it is part of the record of heroism, hardship and self-sacrifice, which already has found a place in history for the men of the merchant marine. The young officer is Lt. (J. G.) John A. MacInnes, U.S.N.R., third officer on an American cargo ship sunk in the South Atlantic. He is the son of Archibald MacInnes, Purchasing Agent of the National Catholic Community Service here. Another son of Mr. MacInnes, Ernest, is a naval aviation cadet, while still another, the Rev. i Michael MacInnes, O.F.M., of Phoenix, Ariz.,is due to be called into the Navy soon as a chaplain. 'Jinx'Seemed Present With four years of seagoing be- hind him, young Mr. MacInnes a few months ago was assigned to a cargo ship due to sail for a for- GOOD COUNSEL ANNUAL provide ample support for a sail- or's superstition. "You know about that un- lucky thirteen?" Mr. MacInnes said. "Well, I do. I boarded my ship on the 13th. On the 13th a month later while we were wait- ing for the fog to lift so we could sail, we were rammed by a ferry boat and put into dry dock for repairs. Finally, we sailed and made for a port in SouthAmeri- ca. Thirteen days after we sailed from there we were sunk by tor- pedoes. And we were 13 days re- turning to the United States from the port where we were taken ar- iel" our rescue." Fhen his ship'was struck Mr. MacInnes was awakened from a sleep into which he had fallen af- ter coming off watch at midnight. Rather, he was exploded from his slumber, almost to the ceiling. The starboard corner of his quarters was split wide open and the sea was rushing in. The percussion had warped the doorway and the door jammed. Finally he wrench- ed it open and the water swept him out into the salon. Going topside, he groped for his boat station on starboard, finally reaching it. But his life boat one of the four aboardand the one behind it had been destroyed in the explosion. The chief of-J ricer ordered him into a boat for-J ward and as it swung out on the l davits, the forward end fouled and i they hung precariously overside until Mr. MacInnes freed it. It was then they noticed eight or i nine men still on the bridge. I Submarine Surface I Mr. Maelnnes went back aboard j and proceeded to the bridge, where ] he found the "Old Man." { "I looked up," he added, "and i there off our starboard bow, three I hundreds yards away, was the sub, its conning tower awash. The I skipper said, 'Let's get a shot in t them.' We made our way aft a gun mere and swung it around on tim sub. But no shot was fired. The gun had been damaged and jammed. Then the sub dived and disappeared. The ship's stern be- gan to rise. By then we were the Visit only ones left aboard. We dived Near 7,000 In Attendance At 1942 S.S.C.A. St. Louis. ()--Despite the war emergency, a total of 6.503 persons attended the Summer Schools of Catholic Action, held in New Or- leans, St. Louis, St.Paul, Boston, New York and Chicago, according to figures announced at the Queen's Work her% national Sodality central office, the spon- soring organization. This was only 143 under last year's record ifigh. New records were established, however. The New York school i set a record with 243 priests and seminarians among registrants. The lay attendance, 4,055, was a new high and tim total enrollment at Chicago, 2,026, was another iligh mark tor a single school. Priests and seminarians at tim six .;chools totaled 723; Sisters, 1,725. PROPAGATION (Continued from page 4) various camps In our own country lmve proved that there is a de- finite "Home Apostolate" being accomplistmd by the missionaries in the U.S.A. Their journeyings o the Orient, to the south seas, and to Africa will give them first hand knowledge of the "Foreign Apostolate," which is already re- ceiving the accolade of greatness m communications from our troops in foreign lands. Keep both apostolates function- ing by contributing to the Society For The Propagation Of The Faith on Mission Sunday, October 18th. pulled in, when the submarine threw another torpedo at the ship. The missile caught the ammuni- tion magazine and in twinkling the vessel was an interne, settling and /sinking rapidly. Even after it had gone under, there was another ex- plosion, setting up a geyser of wa- ter over the ship's grave. "We were all half naked," Mr. MacInnes continued. "I found myself the senior officer in the boat and went to work. We broke out ,sail and made a jury sail. We didn't see the other boat--only wreckage strewn all over. The sub had disappeared. Day Hot, Nights Cold "We took bearings having a compass aboard , and set sail under a good wind. The first day, at noon, I rationed the provisions to three crackers and three ounces of water per man a day. The sun--we were near the equator--was merciless. We cut up blankets for covering, The night-- and those after it was cold, wet and squally, but the sea was good and so was the wind end we clippel along at a fair rate." The second day the rudder broke and while they drifted aimlessly they made a new one out of a floor board. Five days went by, with nmrale and health at par. Mr. MacInnes went on: "The morning of the fifth day we sighted a speck in the sky. Soon we knew it was a plane. I fired a ricket. The plane zoomed over us, looked us over and dis- appeared to the northeast..In 45 minutes it was back, but went off again. Eight hours later a sub- chaser hove in view and picked us up. "There several surprises were in store for us. The chaser had picked up the other life boat and all aboard were safe. We found that of our complement of 53 men, only one, an oiler, wa lost. "I went up to the bridge and talked with the chaser's captain. I discovered after going over the charts and ascertaining,- our posi- tion that in the five days we had sailed 562 miles. The rescued seamen were given medical treatment at a naval base and lay there four and a half days, when an american naval transport arrived. On her they re- turned to the United States. PAGE FIVE INTERRACIAL JUSTICE REWARDED Two Catholic laymen will receive annual awards under the newly established "James J. Hoey Award" for the most outstanding con- tribution during the year to the cause of interracial Justice. The awards are made to a Negro and a white person. Pictured are the design of the medal and the 1942 recipients, left, Edward La Salle, President of the Catholic Interracial Council of Kansas City, Kan., and Frank A. Hall, of Washington, Director of the N. C. W. C. News Service. FR. SMYTH (Continued from page 1) was professor of Dogmatic The- ology at St. Paul's College and was then ransferred to the Paulists' motherhouse in New York, where he served two terms, as General Consulter and one as Vicar Gen- eral of the community. He also was Director of the Paulist Fath- ers' radio station, WLWL, prior to his appointment to the faculty of the Catholic University. i Father Smyth has preached J m a n y missions a n d retreats throughout the eastern section of the country and has been a guest preacher at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, for the Lenten season, and at St. Patrick's Church, Wash- ington, for the Pan-American Mass. RELIEF (Continued from page 1) been purchased in India an d Afghanistan. Relief supplies for lhe Polish refugees in Russia, the article said, are being carried free of charge by rail to the frontier of India, where they are trans- ported in a fleet of trucks pur- chased by the Polish Government into Soviet territory. 2,000,000 Poles In Russia Approximately three-quarters of a million dollars has been made 'TACK (Continued from page i) needs all its friends. There are many of them in Argentina and we wish there were more. But Mr. Frank will not increase their num- ber, or give any comfort to those who are already friendly, when he thus writes about the religion of Argentina, which is the same as the religion of Mexico and of 30,000,000 citizens of the United States. As to the enemies, they will rejoice because a new weapon has been furnished to their hands. We deplore Mr. Waldo Frank." The Rt. Roy. Msgr. Gustavo J. Franceshi, director of Criterio, one of the most widely read' reviews in Latin America, severly con- demns as unjust and stupid the "anarchical attitude, destructive of the social order," on the part of the men who attacked Mr. Frank. available by Bishops' War Emer- gency and Relief Committee of METRAILERI00 the United States for Polish re- AND HART St. Anthony's Hospital MORRILTON, ARK. lief. At a meeting :of the Com- mittee held in Washington last April, when an additional alloca- tion of $100,000 for this turpose was announced, it was stated that the latest fund had been voted in response to a direct appeal. A let- ter from the Most Rev. Stephen S. Woznicki, Auxiliary Bishop of De- troit, advised the Committee that there were then 2,000,000 Polish exiles in Russia. Leaders in Better SHOE REPAIRING And SHOE MAKING at moderate prices SINCE 1899 Shop No. 1 Phone 9'I25 110 E. 4th St. Shop No. 2 Phone 4-0716 12th & Main DR. ANNIE M. BREMYER ' i Chiropractor D] Pathometric Precision Diagnosis ::Jt::e.',:'z:: S T A N D A R uato Burn Phone I-IWas y] s,c ICE COMPAN Little Rock, Ark '""' "" ' L L-(2ampbell, Ma 1o y . of Ar ansas & Throgmorton I INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS Little Rock No. Little Rock | Aetna Floor Wallace Bldg. 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