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PAGE 6 THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 3, 1969 Killing of Unborn Declared Murder Sacramento, Calif. (NC) -- It is murder to kill an unborn child capable of living if born prema- turely, a California appeals court has ruled. "We are satisfied that a fetus which has reached the stage of viability is a human being for the purposes of California homicide statutes," the 3rd District Court ruled 3-0. "Viability" was defined by the court as "given normal develop- ment through the first seven months of intrauterine life, a pre- mature infant is expected to live." The ruling was made in the case of Robert Harrison Keeler, accus- ed of beating and kicking his for- mer wife so badly that the child she had been carrying for seven months was killed. Keeler's attorney petitioned that the murder prosecution against him be stopped because the law does not consider an unborn fetus a human being, but the court de- nied the petition. Beck Family Reunion Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Beck held a family reunion recently, and all of their children and grandchildren attended. The Beck's have just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They are pictured seated in the center of the photograph. The grown folks are pictured with their children around them. From the left are Mr. and Mrs. William B. Beck of Victoria, Texas with their seven children; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Beck of Little Rock, with their five children; the jubilarians; Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. Beck Little Rock and their three children; Mr. and Mrs. Joe of Dallas and their two(Mrs. Plunkett is the former Mary et Beck);, and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Beck of Rochester, N. Y their four children. In all there are 21 grandchildren. (Greet H. Lile Ever Wonder... . . why the best music heard on radio and television is that which accompanies advertise- ments? BLUE HILL Grocery & Service Station Fine, Fresh Meat Groceries Feeds Mobil Gas & Oils CONWAY PIKE UL 1 Mr. and Mrs. Cad Zeiac, Owners I I llI 3V= MAIN STREET CK, ARKANSAS What's Happening Around the Diocese (This Guardian feature is designed to serve all the Catholic organiza- tions in the Diocese of Little Rock. The deadline for stories to be in- cluded is 8:30 A.M. of the Friday prior to the week of publication). NORTH LITTLE ROCK John Allison was installed as president of St. Patrick's Parent Teacher Association and The Rev. Msgr. John E. Murphy was in- troduced as the new pastor at the September meeting held in the school. Sister M. Lucille, R.S.M., was presented as principal. Officers serving with Mr. Al- lison will be Charles Chudy, vice president; Mrs. Leon Moore, sec- retary; and Mrs. Terrence Kerr, treasurer. C o m m i t t e e chairmen named were Mrs. Anthony Chudy, health; Mrs. Arthur Gehrld, publicity; Mrs. Lawrence Koerdt, paper drive; Mrs. John Dunaway, tele- phone; Mrs. D. W. Pitts, ham- burgers; Mrs. Malcolm Rambo, Red Cross; Mrs. Edwin Hanson, hospitality; Mrs. Griffin Fletcher, special events; Paul Halter, pro- gram; Mrs. Gus Buss, playground; Mrs. Terrence Kerr, library; and Termites? Pests? Call TER00IINIX! PROFESSIONAL PEST SANITATION Safe, clean, proven results There's no gamble with Terminix protection Certified Inspections Insured Guarantee Over 750,000 Customers Low Annual Rates Nationally Advertised BRUCE-TERMINIX CO. El Dorado .... UN 24909 Little Rock TU 8-2345 Fayettevillo . HI 2-2292 Memphis : 327-3531 Fort Smith .... 782-8804 Texarkana ..... 793.1118 Or CALL OUR REPRESENTATIVE IN YOUR TOWN PROTECTING your HEALTH & PROPERTY iaour pleasure Mrs. Julian Oswald, spiritual de- velopment. Teachers new to the school this year are Sister M. Rosamond, R.S.M., eighth grade; Sister M. Nancy, R.S.M., sixth grade; and Mrs. David Hammonds, seventh grade. St. Patrick's has an enrollment of 260 students this year. Some of the children are from St. Anne's parish The next meeting of the P.T.A. will be held Wednesday, October 8 with a member of the North Little Rock fire department as speaker. WYNNE The Rev. John F. O'Donnell, new pastor of St. Peter's Church here, met with the members of St. Peter's Altar Society September 16 in the church. He led a dis- cussion on having anursery during Mass and helping with the bussing of children to "Miss Polly's School." Mrs. Harold Hunt, president, presided over a business session. Mrs. Harry Hess gave a financial report. Mrs. Otto Hess was ap- pointed chairman of the Christian Development committee. Members voted to meet the first Wednesday in each month at 8 P.M. Hostesses were Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Harry Hess and Mrs. Billy Hess. Hostesses for the October meeting will be Mrs. Charles Clark and Mrs. Peter Bonady. NORTH LITTLE ROCK Members of St. Mary's Parish Council are sponsoring an out- door Mass and a picnic in Burns Park, Sunday, October 12. Every- one is invited to come and bring a picnic basket. Festivities will start at 4 P.M. with the Mass. LITTLE ROCK The Little Rock Deanery of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Wo- men will meet Sunday, October 12 at 2 P.M. in the cafeteria of Good Counsel School, 12th and Jackson. Sister Mary Susann, S.C.N., will speak on "A Summer in Maryland:. Japan's Cathol ic Population Up A Bit Tokyo (NC) -- The Catholic population of Japan increased by 4,079 last year, the lowest an- nual increase since 1947, ac- cording to figures released by the National Catholic Committee. As of June 30, 1969, there were 348,422 Catholics in a total popu- lation of 102 million. There was a sharp decline of 4,516 in the number of catechu- mens from 13,716 in 1968 to 9,200 in 1969. For the first time since 1947, infant Baptisms -- 6,792 -- ex- ceeded those of adults -- 6,445. A Spiritual Renewal." Plans for the Diocesan Council of Men's and Women's Conven- tion will be discussed and officers will be elected. Women from all Little Rock parishes have been urged to attend. LITTLE ROCK Members of The 21 Club will gather at the home of Cathy Led- ing, 3409 West Markham, Apt. H, this Saturday, October 4 to go to the Livestock Show. PINE BLUFF The Catholic Daughters of Am- erica met in Knights of Columbus Hall here September 22. Miss Agnes Moran, grand regent, dis- tributed leaflet inserts for CDA handbooks, giving the names of all appointed chairmen and their committees. Mrs. Charles F. Marlo, social involvement chairman, reported that 21 ditty bags have been made and filled for men overseas. She also announced plans for a city- wide Prayer Day to be held during October. The Court voted to contribute toward the expense of sending a delegate to the Catholic Youth Or- gation convention to be held in Denver. Miss Moran gave her report on a two-day workshop held in Little Rock at St. John's Catholic Center. NORTH LITTLE ROCK The annual bazaar of St. Mary's Parent Teacher Organization is slated for Saturday, October 18 on the school grounds. The hours are from 3 to 9 P.M. A variety of food told drinks will be served and many games are planned. The public has been invited. Proceeds from the ba- zaar will be used to v,rchase items for the classroom. Phone FR 2.2277 MAJESTIC, Cleaning with Will appreciate your LITTLE ROCK, Laundry with "Ivory nts Since 1 Wyatt-Me George C. Wyatt 2121 WRIGHT -- LITTLE Serving Pine Bluff and South.East for 40 years 3 Locations 4520 Dollarway Rd. Hwy. 65 South at Brentwood Dr. 26th & Cherry -.goull smm Look For 'this Stamp BEEF VEAL PORK PURE PORK" I SELECTED MEAT PRODUCTS Since 1893 Phone LOcust 5-1555 Little Rock, Ark.