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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 9, 1942 Scientist Honored, Dr, George Speri Sperti, scientist" md author, who has been award- .d the annual Catholic Action Medal, presented by St. Bonaven, ture College, St. Bonaventure, N. • "., for outstanding service. Dr. !Sperti has gained national promi- lnence in the field of science. He Is Director of the Institutum Divi 'homae, CLcinntt, (N. C. W. C.) opportunity to meet the distin- • - • A [guished visitor and to hear his =rt[rl All twcc,,-˘ ] views on inter-American collabor- i=.v.,i   • •, ,,wo,a, [ ation in relation to the world crisis. ..L • I . # a . ] Bishop Gannon's first words (" rt k't r˘l "t' • • • / t J were an expression of "deep thanks .,, ,,  ,,,,4 and ra 1o or a [" admi t' n f the Br zilian Camp Robinson Guardian Office  A visit from Che, plain J. F. Neidermaire of the StatiOn Hospital at Camp Robin: son revealed that the service men of this camp near Little Rock are receiving the benefits of the spec- ial dispensation granted by th e Holy Father for the celebration of Holy Mass during evening )hrs. Mass is celebrated in th e t0ilst Med. Training Battalion Chapel by Father Neidermaire on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 7:00 o'clock. His weekday Mass at Base Hospital, is,celebrated:now. at 6:15 a.m. Night Masses are also celebrated byChaDlain Dunne and Claaplain Herlihy, the other two priests in the camp. Besides the great number of Catholic service' men who are at the Base Hospital for treatment, Chaplain Neider- moire says he also has the spiritual care of about 25 Catholic Army Nurses, four of whom are from Little Rock. The greater portion of the Catholic nurses, Father Neidermaire says, are from the Middle West. Local Catholic girls on duty at the Station hospital are the two Misses Drillings, Miss Vroeman and Miss Mary Frances Rufener. Chaplain Neidermaire, who is a member of the Order of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, formerly taught at tim Northeast Catholic High school, Philadelphia. The motherhouse of his order in the U.S. is at Salesianum High school. Father Neidermaire stud- ied two years Theology in Switzer- land but was ordained in this country. British Trade Unions Attack School Aid London. (E)-- The view seems to be gaining ground here ;hat the Trades Union Congress will not pursue the attack on the denom- inational schools expressed in a resolution recently passed. The resolution called for the with- drawal of State aid from schools which fail to adopt an agreed syl- labus of religious education. Speaking at Preston the Bishop of Lancaster, the Most Rev. T. Flynn, asked: "What is behind this thing?" and he added that a Catholic school or any denomina- tional school should lose" such in- adequate aid as they are at pres- ent receiving from the State." Although the T.U.C. wields the bargaining force of 6,000,000 or so workers, it has. no mandate to speak from them on political mat- ters which have no direct bearing on industry• Some Catholic union- ists 'have written to their trade journals deploring tlae T.U.C.s ad- venture into the schools question. To Newest Mission Historic :5odality Gives Vestments New Orleans. (E)The women's unit of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin which was established at the Ursulines' convent in 1730 gave a complete set of white Mass vest- meats to Maryknoll Fathers who will sail from New Orleans or Suffering Brings Men Near To God, U.S. Bishop Tells Argenti Americas To Be United By Catholic Action, Press Rio de Janeiro. (E)"In the ugly perfect order and harmony. This catastrophe of war, which has is called Divine Providence.. • finally dragged the United States "No man intelligently under- and Brazil unwillingly into its stands life unless he first discovers maws, we must not forget that the the Will of God... The setting up Providence of God still presides of the democracies in the new over our destiny and we should world of the mercies in contradis- search deeply into the dark and tinction to the dynasties and ab- confused problem to find the Hand solutism of the rest of the world, of God, the Will of God, in Order was according to the natural plan to do our duty as Catholic Children of God. of God•" "Believing that the Holy Spil:it, This was the message which the the" Third Person of the Blessed Most Roy. John Mark Gannon, Trinity, governs the Church of Bishop of Erie and Episcopal God on earth, we look to the Holy Chairman of the Press Department, See for guidance in our present National Catholic Welfare Confer- horrible crisis. Here we most once, gave to an audience which likely will find the Will of God filled to capacity the auditorium and will learn the most intelligent of the Brazilian Press Association way to meet and live through the here. Catholics of these two court- i present social and political crisis. tries, he said, will never fail in  "When the hour of peace comes, duty or responsibility "so long as the aisles oŁ tim great Catholic we have zealous Catholic Action Cathedrals of Europe will be too and a militant Catholic Press." narrow t o accommodate t h e The North American prelate crowds of repentant people who spoke at a reception given in his will pour into them to be recon- honor by Brazilian Catholic Ac- oiled with God. It is a mystery, tion, the Association of Catholic but sorrow and suffering always Journalists, and the Brazilian bring a man closer to God. It is Press Association, and which was the Crucifixion enacted all over attended by priests, magistrates, again•" professors and persons from all ,-4 walks of life, but particularly the labor and middle classes. It was prompted bymembersofthepress Catholic Union who, having become thoroughly cquainted with Bishop Gannon, thought the people of Sap Paulo of Arkansas generally should have a special newspaper editors and reporters who interviewed me and published the interviews in your local pap- era." "I have been interviewed m different cities of many na- tions," the visiting Prelate said. "but in no ins'tahoe have the re- 'porters been so honorable, so fair, so unsensational, and so generous as the reporters of Rio de Janeiro." Among the distinguished per- sons present at the reception were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joaquim Na- buco, the Rev. Leonel Franca, S. J,, Rector of the Catholic Faculties, the Rev. Joao Baptista da Mottae Elbuqterque; United Ambassador to Brazil Jefferson Caffery and the Consul General at Sap Jaulo, Cecil Cross; Minister Laud o de Camarzo and Justice Waldemar alcao; Prof. Joaquim Moreira da bnscea, president of the National Academy of Medicine; Alceu Amaroso Lima, Catholic Action leader anad a member of the Na- tional Academy of Letters; Osorio Lopes, president of the Association of Catholic Journalists, and Herb- err Moses, president of the Brazil- inn Press Association. Monsignor Nabuco and Senhor Moses welcomed Bishop Gannon in English; addrdsses in Portu- guese were made by Senhores Lopes and Amaroso Lima, the lat- ter better known by his pen-name_ Tristan de Atayd'e. "We need to affirm," Senhor Amoroso Lima declared, "not merely that we want America for Americans, or America for the world. We want America for God... the America of Christ, the America baptized in the waters of the mystical Jordan, which makes for true Pan-American unity• Un- less Pan-Americanism is reborn in the waters of a Christian re- generation, it will be nothing more than a movement for economic and political Continentalism, as ephe- meral and as noxious as the totalitarian heresy... And as the Catholic Church is the one ir- reducible and uncompromising de- fender of a supernatural concep- tion of life--individual as well as national or continental--the logi- cal ded'uctiop is that the true Pan- Amercianism is the one that abounds in the application of the eternal principles of both the natural and the revealed law o{ our continental reality .... If America really wishes to fulfill her mission in behalf of a lasting and equitably just peace, she must begin by conquering herself • . . There are numerous disgrace- ful 'Jams' masquerading as demo- cracy-not the Christian Democ- racy of Leo XIII. They must be liquidated if the world of tomor- row is to be better than that of today. "To die is easy; to know.how to live is difficult," the speaker con- cluded. "For this reson I re- peat: America is not for Ameri- cans, nor for the world. America is for God, for Christ and for the Spirit. To the extent that she pursues this road, she will have gained or lost her destiny... In the realization 9f these desires, we lhank God for the opportune visit of Your Excellency and that, at this same time, some of our 'leaders are in your great country participat- ing in the Catholic Inter-American Seminar, engaged in elaborating a social program for the new Chris- tianity after this cruel and de- vastating war." Bishop Gannon expressed "deep joy" over the speedy recovery Irom illness of "your distinguished • nd Beloved President, Senhor Nohern Bolivia, the newest Getulio Vargas." m!.',n under the direction of ,I do not believe GOd made the Ar]can Religious. . , universe and placed hundreds of groun has made ahd " given millions of men on the earth by m vestrents to poor caarehes/ehaneeY 'Bishop Gannon centre- . " ' ' in !e United States and tff fbign I ued• I believe God is supremely countries but this is the .fjrst,sef Intelligent a n d arranges a 11 to I to South America.  ",i  ,:'˘ "1 things, in perfect order and in law. T:'e presentation was rnad at [Where God is interfered with by an *tnter-American cultural pro-[rtien; we have disorder and some- gram sponsored by the Brescia- [times evil; where the work of God Urseline Alumnae Association .... J is not disturbed by men, we have Rt. Rev. Msgr. H, H, Wernke. Little Rock. Spiritual Director Carl J. Meurer. Little Rock. President Bruno Lienhart. Murrilton Secretary-Treasurer Jno. M• Willerns. Subiaeo. First Vice President George Stlemel. Poeahontu. Second Vice President Peter P. Hiegel, Conway. Third Vice Prelident An early distribution of the proceeding of the recent State Convention at Scranton is now in prospect. It is hoped at this writ-, ing to have the manuscript oil them in readiness for the printer; not later than November 1. The: Women's Section has also promised to have their proceedings complet- ed by that date, since it was voted at the Convention to print the proceedings of both sections in one book, thus effecting a saving in the cost of printing, each organ- ization sharing in the expense of the book. All societies, individual mem- bers and members of the clergy are welcome to copies of the 1941 State Convention held at Subiaco. Copies of same can be obtained by writing either the president or the Secretary-Treasurer. We are advised by the Central Bureau that in addition to pub- lishing the resolutions adopted at the National Convention at St. Louis, in the September issue of the Social Justice Review. copies of these resolutions are to be mail- ed to the see'y, of each affiliated society. These resolutions should be read at the meetings of each affiliated society, discussed and digested. These resolutions are also excellent material for the use of our study and discussion clubs. Since cooler weather has arrived it is high time to plan and set into effect definite machinery for the carrying out of our program• After you have outlined a plan for the use of your society to effect the desired results to be obtained as a goal for your society, system- atic application will carry it through to fulfillment. This de- finite systematic and continued application is necessary and only by continued effort can the max- imum results be obtained. If all of our affiliated Societies take this program to heart and work on same in this way, the year just begun cannot fail to be the mot outstanding in the way of things accomplished in the history of our state organization. ' Do not delay definite action on your plans, but put them into action by beginning work on same immediately. Let us not for- get that we need the grace of Almighty to be able to carry phi our work and ask Him daily to be our Guide and Assistance• Czech Catholic Alliance Notes St. Wenceslaus' Feast Chicago. (E)-- Delegates to the tenth general convention of the National Alliance of Czech Cath- olics took part in two public cele- brations marking the feast of St. Wenceslaus here yesterday. Pontifical Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. William D. O'Brien, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, open- ed the convention• In the after- noon an open air pageant and pro- gram was held in Cicero stadium. In his address, the principal tilk given at the outdoor celebra- tion, the Rev. Edward V. bailey, Editor of The New World, arch- diocesan paper, made a plea for a just and genuine peace. "Our nation bends her every thought and action toward victory, not to- ward insane vengeance and unhar- nessed hate," he said. "The peace which is bound to result from our great effort hovers largely over our daily life. cuts deep into our hearts and souls, beckons the flow- er of our youth to the hour-of vic tory, That victory, must not be a pagan victory w'ith victims grovel- ing in the dust, slaves in chains dragged like Roman captives be- hind the chariots of conouerors. Victory must mean a genuine and ust peace." i A New Style of Rosary Mount Student Newspaper Announces New Staff Little Rock.  Mary Arline Powell has been appointed editor of the Mount, Mt. St. Mary's school newspaper. Co-associate editors are Mildred Harrison and Mary ; ...........................  Jo Carter• Rita Gerke is news i:i:;:i:i:i:;:ii:i:i:i:i:i:;: editor; Betty Shepherd, club news i i!i editor; Rita Weny, feature editor; Elaine Standridge, society editor; Rose Marie Bernardi, exchange  iliil editor; Elizabeth Cassinelli, circu-. !lation manager; and Ruth Rauch, ............ i business manager. The Editorial Board, with Mar- cella Purvis as chairman, is com- posed of Margie Friend, Miriam Echols, Janet O'Brien, and Rita Krallman. The Press Club, from which the  newspaper staff is taken, is open to ali juniors and seniors who are A or B English students. When .:.:.:.:+: iiiiiiiiiiiiiii! iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiil :.:.:.:.:.:.:.;.:.;.:.;.;.:.; Very Roy. James McNamee, of Edmond, Okla•, and the "Kant- Tale" rosary which he has originated• In the form of a perfect clz..e with the corpus within the ring, it is claimed that this new style will not get tangled in knots; is more easy to identify the place you left off saying the rosary; is easier to ascertain the direc- tion and can be said in the dark without losing •one's place. (N.C.W.C. Mount St. Mary's Sodality Begins .Year's Activities Little Rock--Mildred Harrison dertaken by the Sodality. the newly appointed prefect of the Mt. St. Mary's had representa- Sodality of the Blessed Virgin at tires at the Summer Schools of Mt. St. Mary's Academy, presided Catholic Action held during June, at the first meeting of the new in St. Louis and in New Orleans. term, September 18, and announced The four Sodality officers, Mil- the appointment of the following dred Harrison, Mary Arline officers: Mary Arline Powell, Powell, Elizabeth Cassinelli, and vice- prefect; Elizabeth Cassinelli, Rose Marie Bernardi, with Sister secretary; and Rose Marie Ber- Mary Mark, R.S.M., Sodality m0d- nardi treasurer, crater, attended the Sodality sum- Committee. chairman for the mer school in St. Louis. year are Rita Gerke, Eucharistic Joyce Frazier, Marjorie J a n e Committee; Peggy Shields, Our Sharp, Arminta Nicholsl Rose Me- Lady's Committee; Elaine Stand- trailer, anad Helen Louise Mac- ridge. Apostolic Committee; Mary Culloch attended the S.S•C.A. held Cenac, Catholic Truth Committee; in New Orleans. and Ann Stuart, Social Life Corn- Mt. St. Mary's Sodalists are mittee. These chairmen have also maintaining perpetual adoration appointed committee members who during the month of October. bit- will assist them in carrying out ferent girls have volunteered to their work. give fifteen minutes a day of Last year's project, the financing their free time or study hall per- of a boarding scholarship t o a led to visit the chapel and recite Catholic girl who would otherwise the rosary. Two girls go at a time be unable to attend a Catholic and in this way there are always school, will be continued this year, 'some Children of Mary before the as the special chartiable work un- Blessed Sacrament. St. Scholastica To Hold Bazaar October 21st Fort Smith.--The bazaar com- tion difficulties, but competition mittee of St. Scholastica Academy will be carried on between the announced final plans for the an- classes the night of the bazaar, nual fall festival, which is to be with a free day as the premium held Wednesday night, October for the winning class. 21, in the Academy gymnasium. Climax of the evening's activi- One of the big features of the ties will be the announcement of evening is the chicken supper, the winners of the five $25.00 war served "home style" in the spa- bonds which are to be given away cious dining hall of the Academy. as the grand prize. In addition, Reservations may be made in ad- a valuable door prize will be vance for tables to accommodate awarded to the lucky registrant, gzoups of any size• and each of the Academy classes Throughout the evening there will dispose of its own particular will be refreshments of many prize. These are, a crocheted bed kinds in the gym, and various spread, a hand embroidered quilt, booths will be operating there, un- and a genuine deer-skin rug. a student has had 200 lines work printed in "The becomes a permanent the Press Club and is eligible staff position on the the "Mercian", senior class book. To become a member of !and Scroll Society, l organization for high nalists, of which St. Mary a ctaapter, a student must acquire 100 inches paper printed work. The "Mount" is monthly and was an "All Stale" award from Arkansas School Press tion, and an "International Place" awarded from the Scroll Society in the yearly vey of school news State Council Knights of Columbus New00 J. P. Reynolds Fcur hundred and fifty years have passed since our patr(m, Christopher Columbus, landed on the shores of a new after an epoch-making voyage that terminated successfully 12th, 1492; a voyage that marks the beginning of an never of immigrants from all the Nations of the old world, to form the .... blood, sinew and brains of a new land. Viewed in the light of the then prevailing belief, knowledge and means at his command, the voyage of marvelous achievement, yet it was not undertaken without study and preparation, and €,,,,,,.,,,,..,e=€..--_-..-..-.--=€.--.=,, conviction that success crown his efforts. THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS The date and place of NEWS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Council 1770 John L. McClellan, Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, will be principal speaker at the Colum- bus Day banquet at the Catholic Club in Helena on October 12. Plans for the Columbus Day cele- bration have been completed by the council• The Mayor of Helena will issue a proclamation asking that everyone display the Ameri- can Flag in commemoration of the Discovery of America• Prepara- tions are being made for about 200 persons at the banquet as it is Gpen to the public. The menu will be an old fashioned turkey dinner, with all trimmings,, and will be prepared by the ladies o the Senior Altar society. Last Sunday was the regular monthly Communion Sunday or the Knights of this council. Corp. Jack Young, a member of this council, and a member of the Pub- lic Relations Dept. at Robinson, was the speaker, and as usual, he proved very interesting. Forty- nine men received Holy Com- munion en masse, and following Mass were served breakfast by the wives of the Knights. Open house for the cadets of Areo-Tech at Helena was held at the Catholic Club for about 200 cadets and their dates. The young people enjoyed dancing and were served delicious home made cake and sandwiches. Two Catholic boys of Helena who have entered Grand Coteau at New Orleans to study to become :Jesuits, were honored by the Knights of Columbus at a recep- ,tion before their departure. Both are sons of former State Deputies. They are Walter E. Webb, Jr., and Thomas H. Clancy, Jr. Grand Knight Joe Etoch reports that the Helena Knights are 100% behind The Guardian Picture ser- vice pro-rata, and will send their contribution soon. Parish Hall bus' birth is somewhat but from the mass of tion, sufficient data has gleaned to indicate that ourJ navigator was born year of 1446 in Genoa, pious and humble parents, occupation was that of That Columbus prepared years of study is well Bourne in his book America" said, mastered the art of was also proficient in language, and read of the geographical works tongue." In a book Latin by Cardinal. Pierre between the years of 1480 1483, in WhiCh' this pl-elate philosopher asserts, that the ridd zone is uninhabitable of the excess heat, Colum] this note on the margin, inhabited because the sailed through it; in teaming with people." Eratosthenes of Greek geographer, who tween the years 2766 B.C. B.C. had some notion of sphericity, and Strabo, b( B.C., examining the Eratosthenes, writes, "It possible for us to sail parallel line from Spain About the year 1485, published at Antwerp Latin version of the Marco Polo. That familiar with these books ly indicated in his one caused Columbus to rnl famous trip is set forth in words to the Spanish "Your Highness, as tian and Prince, loving Christian faith and the of it, and enemies of Mohamet and of all heresies, tdecided to Christopher Columbus, t, region to learn of their and the measures that taken for their conversion Holy Faith." There is one little we might say, dent, in the voyage of that seems to prove his der the direction of the Academy The fall bazaar is the only at- B NCCS a judge of human classes. Principal ones will be a ecomes well-stocked b in go stand, a fair of its kind held at St. Scholas- crew was composed of booth with hand made pillow-tica Academy during the year. Club For Duration Palos, Huolva and cases, a country store, and fish Friends of the Academy are in- towns, yet on the list of pond, with a variety of smaller vited to be present for this year's New Brunswick, N. J., (E)--In on Espanola, when attractions, event which promises to be bigger the presence of civic and religious turned to Spain, after • voyage, was the names Most of the pre-bazaar activities than any previous one, and the leaders of the community and de- Guillermo Ires of of former years will be eliminated general public is cordially in- legates from nearby military re- orally regarded as an this year, because of transporta- vited, servations, the parish hall of St. the name of William Peter's Church here was turned was probably left as a Public Schools Malta's George Cross, over to the National Catholic Com- munity Service of the USO by the the precussor of a long Lose; Parochial For Air Raid Bravery Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Hart, the proverbia .? Placed i n Cathedral pastor, at a formal acceptance and Catholic Women dedication ceremony• Schools Gain London (1)- Malta's George The principal address was de- MexicolnConventt, Cross, awarded to the island for livered by Dr. Franklin Dunham, 250 0 0 Revre sevt,i Los Angeles. (IC) -- Despite a the brave resistance to Nazi attacks Executive Director of the National , 0 -- ,, 1': sharp decline in' th number of with has earned it the name "The Catholic Community Service, who, Mexico City. (E)More [" pupils enrolled in Los Angeles Unsinkable," will find a final rest- as a personal friend' of the late delegations, representing ,,aadl public schools, the registration in ing place in St'. John's Pro-Ca- Joyce Kilmer. evoked vivid mem- er of a million members, "01: ! Catholic schools for the present thedral, says a message from pries of the Catholic poet-hero of the Eighth National Conven* ' term has increase] remarkably• Malta. the irst World War for whom Mexican Catholic Women%,tt# Preliminary reports of the Rev. The Cross, which Was handed to Camp Kilmer, in the environs of In the interest of "the o a # Dr. Patrick J. Dignan, Superin- Chief 5ustice gir GeorgeBorg by Ndw Bi'unswick, was named• Dr. our country," the Convey_  1 tendent O Archdiocesan Schools, Lord Gort, V.C., 'is at presentbe- DUnhal-n thanked members of St. vocated an extensive PolrSZ. indicate that the elementary regis- ing taken around the island so Peter's parish for their generosity "family life education ..$/";il tration of 27,028 marks an increase that the brave people may see the in deeding the building to the young women and even v˘01#, of 1,636 over 1941. In the high symbol of their courage. USO for the duration of the war. now find themselves .co_]" e, schools the enrollment of 6,435 in- Archbishop Maurice Caruana He also read several of Kilmer's with grave problems witm*" :ll creases that of last year by 361. was among the many priests who best-loved poems, own homes" _., 0 A new high:sechool, to be knoWl;i attended the 'Investiture" in Pal- Others on the program, which The delegates and :, t ace- quare, Valetta. as the Sacred Heart of Mary High Wad,;planDec by Club DirectOr women, attended a ol _ School. was opned by the Re' ""  "  "adaltP- ;e need never be useless; a ,Tams B. White, were the Rt. Rev. at the Basilica or uu -, ligious', of the .Fr 'Heart an pieqs word, a kind act, a modest Msgr: Richard T. ream, modern- mmorating the thirtieth.:eIJ registl-0'tions in/ 6thor Catholic demeanour, an affectionate stn]ld;" rot Of the Trenton NCCSoOerated sary of'the founding of _$It2, high scho01s/were ' heavy, are seeds which wecan let all USO club, who represented the Feminina Catholle Meanwhile Superintendent of at any moment, and which always Most Rew William A. Griffin, master of ceremonies; r, Schools Vierling Ktersey of LOS be.or aboundnnt fruit. Bishop of Trenton. t the core- Rutledge from CarhP.K lrl Angeles announced that there had mony; John Faust, Federal Secur- been a. decrease of 8.868 in these registrations about 3,500 'lower itv Agency representative: Mayor Col; J. R. Woodbury ro  : institutions, with the elementary than in 1941. Harry W. Dwyer, John J. Rafferty, Arsenal• . ; '! -L