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PAGE SIX I I I I Jonesboro Merchants THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 9, 1942 Serve Catholic Church, School and H Class Officers of Academy Elected For 1942-43 Term Jonesboro -:- Classes of Holy Angels Academy here have named officers for the 1942-43 term, fol- lowing school opening. Marjean Woodward was elected president of the senior class, and Price Stand Of Farmers Misunderstood Peoria, IlL (E)--False issues have been raised through a campaign o f misrepresentation regarding farm parity prices, the Most Rev. Aloisius J. Meunch, Bishop of Far- go, N.D., declared in his presi- dential address at the convention of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. "The parity principle is an'ele- mental principle of justice," the Bishop said. '"The principle it- self is sound. It is in full con- sonance wii!n Catholic ethics. The mechanism by which it has been set into operation is in some points imperfect and out of date. This mechanism needs overhauling to bring it into better accord with what is fair to both the farmer and the city consumer. But the prin- ciple is sound. It must be main- tained at all costs." To fail to maintain parity prices, Bishop Muench declared, would be to rob the farmer of living space, destroy farm ownership, in- crease tenancy, drive farm youth into the cities to compete with industrial labor, and in times of depression, put him on a soupline. Though he has been denounced as taking undue advantage of his fellow citizens in a grave hour, through misunderstanding of his standpoint, the American farmer asks for no more than justice, Bishop Muench said. "He allies with those who denounce war- time profiteering, exploitation of the needs of the city consumer and the playing of politics by selfish blocs who care little what happens to the common good," His Excellency added. Another rural problem which demands solution is the shift of population from the farm to the l city, Bishop Muench asserted. "Lured on by the large wages paid in the defense industries, tens of thousands of farm families are leaving the countryside for the city," he said. "The problems arising from this migration of families are grave for both city and country, for the former, because of the re- sulting congestion of population with its attendant problems of housing, health and transportation, as well as problems for church, the following other officers were named: Dolly Novak, vice-presi- dent and Peggy Brawley, secre- tary. Other classes elected as follows: Junior Class --Maura Lynch, president; Dolly Goble, vice-presi- dent and Marie Hendrick, secre- tary. 8ophomore-- Jane Cosby, presi- dent; Frances Schwartz, vice- president and Agnes Hess, secre- tary. Freshman Class  M a r g a r e t Mary Ludwig, president; Dolores Clune, vice-president and Jeanne Willett, secretary. U. S. Catholics Prayed For Merchant Marines Sunday (E)--Caflmlics throughout t h e United States Sunday, September ,27, joined in prayers for the men of the Merchant Marine on the occasion of the anniversary of the first "liberty ship's" launching in what has been designed America's "Victory Fleet." At the behest of Ordinaries in many dioceses, priests celebrated Masses and the faithful recited, publicly or privately, prayers for the Merchant Marine and its heroic personnel. Many Bishops issued special letters requesting the ob- servance of Victory Fleet Day. The observance of Victory Fleet Day was held by American Ca- tholics in response a communica- tion from Admiral Emery S. Land, Chairman of the United States Maritime Commission, transmitted to the Ordinaries of the country. school and social agencies; and i for the latter, because of the bleed- ling of rural villages, towns and i cities of their manpower, with grave consequences for institutions established there, especially for church and school." The Bishop suggested plans for post-war settlement which include ownership of family-sized farms, long-term repayments of loans at reasonable rates of interest, and such governmental aid as may be necessary to give capable and will- ing farm youth a good start on the land. In addition, the speaker ad- vised revision of antiquated and inequitable land tenure laws ,and mortgage limitations upon the holdings of farm homesteads. "Democracy thrives best if it has its roots deep in the soil." His Excellency said. "Democracy's institutions must be securely based on productive ownership. With- out such ownership the nation will be a nation, not of free men, but of slaves. Free men only can dirdct successfully and securely the in- stitutions of democracy. A healthy agrariansim is democracy's best safeguard'." Pastor Fr. Kordsmeier Press Club At Holy Angels Is Honored Jonesboro--Press Club members were hosts to the girls of Holy Angels at a pot-luck supper held Thursday evening from 5 until 8 o'clock at the parish ball. Candwiches, potato salad, potato chips, cookies and cakes were served. After supper dancing was enjoyed. Father J. Milan, Father J. Mc- Donnell and Father Kordsmeier were special guests. Font Where Pope Plus IX Was Baptized Is Restored Vatican City. {E) -- The bap- tismal font where Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti was bap- tized on May 13, 1792, has been restored. On June 16, 1486, the infant baptized at Senigallia 46 years before, became Pope Pins IX. The baptistry was re- stored in 1892 as a part of the centennial ceremonies, but the infiltration of water and the dampness of fhe ancient walls: had caused some damage to the golden font during the last half- century. BIES, Catholic Action of the Sou00 UNREASONABLE FEAR The severest bravery test to which a Negro can be put is to ask him to go to a graveyard on a dark night. Although he knows from practical experience that he is safer in the cemetery than on well-lighted Main street, he will beg and plead with you to let him do the errand in the morning. Why does he have this uncontrollable fear? It is due to the hair - raising ghost stories to which he listened as a child. Why do the whites not have the same'chilling awe of the place where people are most harmless? Because white folks do not go in for such extravagant tales about he dead. The basis of fear mostly is im- agination. Some behavior psy- chologists maintain that there are only two fundamental fears to which a child responds: that which accompanies loss of physical sup- port, and that which is occasioned by loud sound. These instinctive behavior impulses are supposed to be due to the uncertainties and the constant threats to life by which primitive man was beset. Other fears are caused by indi- vidual tendencies and environ- ment. Children of a nervous and im- i aginative nature will contract groundless and senseless inhibi- are phyegmatic. A bright child is !man was mad. After the services the wise parent came to the rec- tory with her laddie, and, before she said anything, she handed me a little note, which read: "Please be very kind to my boy. Will ex- plain later." I paid Sonnie quite a bit of attention, and, very soon, he felt entirely at ease. Today, when I happen to pass where he; is playing, he will take time out to hail me as a personal chum. If the mother had not acted this way quickly, I should have re-i mained in that child's mind as someone to bm feared and shunned. In the same way, fear of teachers, doctors and dentists can be cor- rected. A narration of a "horrible" session in the dental chair may  be enough to make a child afraid of a dentist for the rest of his days. Make it a point, at all times, when your child exhibits and un- reasonable apprehension about anything, to take him in hand and prove to him right then and there ece00 moe t an a f MILLll tally dull one. One thing is cer- tain, in either case: people in the house should not do or say things  to make children unreasonably | SEEDS FEED If afraid. Telling them spooky stories I FERTILIZER BABY CHICKS /I may be entertaining' but it can- not result in any good. Playing tricks on them in the dark may ] Phone 2231 /I cause hilarity for others, yet it |ltakes something important out of CORNER BURKE & UNION JONESBORO, ARK. the child's nervous system. The'   lemtin of fear is more likely to: = undermine self-respect and securi- ! r ..... --' ty than almost anything else. ...... "ll Keep your children from being I$,1 11[r & . ,,  afraid of persons with whom they western ,,uto /ssoclaze ;zores Ill haVe never been in personal con- } LDJJ {tact but who will mean something Irdl S.A. Cameron. Owner . l in the formation of their character. t. on, uwner o. . ameron, uwner 1 One Sunday, while preaching, I 237 South Ma  Jonesboro. Ark. [ had become a little too loudly ora- Il .............................. ' ....  torical. A mother, with her five- . 111 Main Street Trumann. Ark. IP, ill year-old boy, was present in the l ........................ ' ..... 1 congregation. The little fellow got ItS_ .---_ . _, _ _. -..- ...,'.. scared, huddled up to her, and ll__'.__."'__. [anxiously inquired whether the that he is foolish in acting as he does. When he hears a noise at night which upsets him, go along with him in the dsrk and explain to him the cause of the disturb- ance. He will begin to feel silly after a while. If you are not cer- tain what caused the unusual sound, then investigate first by yourself, and call him when the noise can be explained. In case the cause of his scare cannot be visibly proved, make plausible ex- planations. The dread of mice and roaches can give people ridiculous fits. You can honestly assure your chil- dren who are afraid of these pests that, during your life, you have seen hundreds of mice and thou- sands of roaches (if you live in the South), and not one ever violently attacked you or bit you. You may further emphasize the argument by truthfully stating that there are people who keep mice as pets. t 00citize;sB'!nl 00--o,-Jonesboro .... I Do not encourage too much friendliness with unknown dogs, no matter whose pets they are. Kindness to animals should be fostered, and it is well to train children not to fear them; but, don't let little ones get too familiar with strange beasts. They may get hurt some day, simply taking things too much for granted. If you are suffering with a particular fear which was not cor- rected when you were young, do not exhibit it at any time in the presence of your children. In Northern Europe, electrical storms, as a rule, are very severe. One may not blame a child for being frightened when thunder is raging and he has seen a tree struck into splinters with a terrifying crash 4" The Lone Star Co. Fred Dealers in MOBILGAS and OILS Jonesboro, Arkansas l I I i ii ii . li i i i i i l i Hogan Coal and Wood Phone 2251 Jonesboro, A.I  .. e4 Assistant Pastor Fr. McDonnell Recently appointed assistant Pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church, Jonesboro, is the Rev. James P. McDonnell, of the ordi- nation class of 1942. Father Mc- Donnell, a native of Philahelphia, Pa., was senior Seminarian at St. John's Seminary last year. He will assist Father Kordsmeier, who has been pastor at Jonesboro many years. Cathedral Circle Has First Party Of Month's Schedule Little Rock.--Mrs. E. R. Kemp, assisted by Mrs. J.J. Powell, Mrs. C. B. Johnston and Mrs. S. C. Ragle, was hostess at an after- noon and evening card party on October 6th. This affair was the first given by the October Circle of St. Andrew's Parish. The at- tendance was most encouraging to those who are working to make this a successful month. On October 7th, the first Bingo party of the month also went over the top with Mr. John Porbeck, Sr., as chairman. There will be four of these bingo games dr)ring the month. The purchasers of ad- mittance to any of them has a chance on the $25.00 War Bond to be given away the night of the last game to someone present, so let's attend all the Bingo games and have four chances on the Bond. Next Bingo game October 14th. Come on, let's go! or a house set ablaze in the wink- ing of an eye. But, in this coun- try, lightning seldom strikes with much apparent damage. Why get the child all upset by your mani- .festation of fear? You want your brood to grow up self-possessed and sure of themselves. Train them not to be scary. Impress upon them the truth that, in the last analysis, the good Father in Heaven, Who watches the sparrow's fall, always takes care of little children. Pope's Mission Blessing New York. (E)--His t]oliness Pope Plus XII has sent, His Excellency the Most Rev. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Delegate to the United States, to the Most Rev. Francis J. Chairman of the Episcopal Committee for the Propagation Faith, the following radiogram concerning the "Mission Sunday" on Oclober 18. "With greatest esteem and a special love both for our missionmies who, in spite of the present upheaval, endeaVOr spread the Kingdom of Christ, and for the Faithful who, praiseworthy generosity and unflagging zeal, help the We beg God to bless them and their labors and to fill them peace and joy. With all Our heart We bless them." New York. (E)--Despite all ob- stacles, the work of the missions nmst go forward, the Most Rev. Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop of New York and Chairman of the Episcopal Committee of the Soc- iety for the Propagation of the Faith declared in a "Mission Sun- day" message issued here. "Mis- sion Sunday" will be observed throughout the world on October 18. Declaring that both in nmnbers and in means the workers in the mission field are unable to cope with the devastation and the prob- lems that follow in the wake of war, Archbishop Spellman said: "But the very desire, the deter- mination of the missionaries to remain with their people in these tragic times, is in itself a power- ful means to grace, bringing souls closer to God." Citing the stories of heroic Lab- ors on the part of missionaries that have been brought back by Ameri- Future Must Have Democarcy Truer To Its Nature St. Johns, Que. (E)--A democ- racy that will be more faithful to its true nature, a democracy where virtue and liberty will be in the hearts and minds as well as in the constitutions is the hope of the peoples of the United Nations, His Eminence Rodrigue Cardinal Vil- leneuve, Archbishop of Quebec, declared at the closing sessions of the Semalne Soetale hold here this week. An irreligious and immoral peo- ple cannot get along without a guardian to regulate their affaiirs; abusing at each instance their can nurses, soldiers and who have been in the war His Excellency said: nd sacrifices have always the dominating note of work and they seem to be coin with-which we are buy back from Satan the dom of God." 80 Percent Still at The Archbishop then tern that despite present chaotic tions in the Mission lands war "there is the that 80 per cent of the are still at their posts of Archbishop Spellman a radio address over the work of the National Company on Saturday October 17, the eve of Sunday, from 9:30 to 10 tral War Time, He sented by the Rt. Re,/. Thomas J. McDonnell, rector of the Society for aation of the Faith rights they reserve to lose His Eminence said. Democracy abuses, that which concerns tion of wealth, has people at least as a to one form or another ship, he said, adding that fence had shown, without religion modern have stooped to worse The Church, His does not frown on advises it, as all other government, on its duties tice, moral, religion. Those who devote the work of Catholic spreading the Christian society, and order among men--are great democracy, the Most ReV. tase Forget, Bishop of St. told the meeting. YOURS FOR PLEASURE MALCO THEATRES Strand-Palace-Liberty Jonesboro, Arkansas Barton Lumber Co. ALL KINDS BUILDING MATERIAL PHONES 674 and 675 Jonesboro, Arkansas Mercantile Bank Members F. D. I. C. Jonesboro, Arkansas