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ii I r Third Chaplains. DeadA ': 0 Chaplains/00: e ::a .. . . . '" " "; ..... .  fgnac, (Providence) James M .naplams wno nave oeen organs played oy wzs. lmed the Distinguished Ser- ed as Cha])lai 'ross for World War II auton totive ar  are Catholics. ment used by striking evidence of the ution of the Catholiic THE OF'I='ICIAL ORGAN OF" THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE IOCK Volume XXXII , LITTLE' ROCK, ARKANSAS, OCTOBER 15. 1943 NO. 40 ed as Chaplain aides, ant, automotive and mobile equi. the Chaplains, and numerous photos of chap- lain services in camps at home ' in the important role t by the Army Chaplain in World War II was lied in the honor rolls in all of Fame at the "Back kttack" Army Show re- :held here. Chaplain Corps exhibit, f the 18-day display of ,Y's equipment and ser- and abroad. Explanatory talks were given by Army chaplains on duty during the exhibit. Although the lists of Chap- lains in the Hall of Fame, as prepared by the Office of Chief of Chaplains do not mention religious afliliation, a later check against Catholic records revealed the facts recited Liston, (Chicago) ; Nell J. Doyle, (Hardford); James P. F[ynn, (Crookston); Patrick X. Flaherty, C.S.V., (Springfield, Ill.); William A. Irwin, (Phil- adelphia); Walter J. Felix S.J., (Mobile); Eugene Polhemus, O.S.B., (Newark); Michael F. Duggan, C.M., (Western Pro- vince); Terrence T. Brady, (Springfield, Ili.); Lawrence A. Gough, (New York'); Clem- ent M. Falter. C.P.P.S., (Ft. Wayne) and Julius J. Babst, (Belleville). QUI VIVE? By The Sentry ]ere is a mistaken notion abroad that becmase we have ffl modern machines we are therefore the most en- . pople of all times. As a matter of fact a glance at ble condition of modern society seems to indicate aehines have just about ruined us as a nation. It :ty. was a terrible indictment against the modern home in last week's paper what the high school pupils had :ahout it. The houses are filled with all sorts of gadgets !re been rodueed b the minds and skill of scientists P Y real home has almost completely disappeared. The ifdks were frank about the matter. When asked about bility of a curfew law, they were opposed to it and reasons. Of course, the fact that ,they were asked: nion shows how the might of parental authority has e high school youngsters said things that should e parents blush, such as "If parents would stay at the children would," and "If parents can't keep their at home, no law can." The students showed remark-! !,dom for the training that they have had. The also tve courage than their elders. They placed part of the .on the existence in our midst of a military camp, and stated that the milita/y authorities could help a ,Y would discipline their men better. They mentioned taple ihat the soldiers could be made to keep better  &llt&ll this is very true, but the older generation was afraid; the matter p. There has been a general tendency i am [.am young gMs, but no one has said anything about :rers. Perhaps they were afraid that it might be con- patriotic. The younger generation might have said .e of their elders are more uniform mad than they are. ess men in this locality were very anxious to have a C p located near this city in order to help their busl- they apparently care nothing about the moral risks that e. This is a great age as far as material progress is. ' but not much can be said for the stability of society i aOme life is at a low ebb. The young folks placed the it 00,ongs. be interesting to Mr. Ickes arrived at ii decision, namely the !]reby he reduced the |,the B and C gas CU- |r=qe says that the motor- L West and South have ]L' more ,than their al- tas of gasoline This ].tliffleult to prove unless te getting gas without - If this were true. it is i. . for reducing the al- i|[,ar those who were using '4Pons honestly The ( th e use of gasoline and i s been one continuous ][.m the outset At one !,ule were told t'hat there i,a-, of gas but rubber had vl; at another time there i ;|hs were" discontinued  the shortage of gas ';,, and then the individ- i ts were given gas and |' drive tile children to =',a..| irivate cars. If gas is :|I':' Where do the boot :,lh, g as get it to sell? It is to inquire why Mr. collaborators put all in the same cate- has been no con- to those who to cooperate with requests. These motorists have driv- lrescrlbed speed of an hour on the to be passed up parked, by mill- and by private cars Soldiers who were from one post to an- speak of the vast who never at keeping the few were ever and when they a mere gesture. chance to punish reward the con- truth of the mat- big Eastern news- pressure on Mr. associates. In the papers brought rationing in the They also are the latest cut in They kept insist- all one nation and ict the same treat- is a. ar00m00at, :'. rationing stop at l[t= - vt. ountains. We, in h re Part of the nation :; te we penalized any 15' I, Pacific coast as illktlh,eOncerned and why ';: ,' rates here no cu ]] "mac in the East? i t*- the Episcopalians lt to loosen their aappuy, it did i: ;|' " on Page 8 Gone to Rest !Cor6nel Julius J. Babst, of Denver, Army Chaplain for the past 26 years, who died suddenly at his post in Fort Douglas, Utah. where ;he was Chief of the Chaplains' .Branch, Ninth Service Command, U. S. Army. Father Babst was awarded the U. S. Distingulslied , Service Cross with Oak-leaf Clus- i tcr for his acts of heroism over-  in World War I. He also re- ,ceived the Silver Star, the Purple i Heart, Croix de Guerre and sev- eral other decorations, for his bravery. In, point of service he was one of the oldest Chaplains in the Army. (N.C.W.C.)' China Minister Of Education Awarded Degree By Fordham U. New York. (E)--The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws has been awarded by Fordham University to Chen Li-fu, China's Minister of Education, whose "ideal of learning" anct "qualities of mind and heart" were praised. The de- gree was accepted for Dr. Chen, who is in China, by Wei Toa- ming, Chinese Ambassador to the United States. The Ambassador said the Chinese education pro- gram is designed to eliminate il- literacy by the end of 1949. %00i;UD00,vor; ;e';"] Rate Increased | Since War Divorces in this country have risen to 12,000 a year, though be- fore the war they were between 2,000 and 3,000 annually, Richard O'Sullivan, emphasized in a talk given at Bournemouth. Mr. O'Sullivan is chairman of the Catholic Social Guild and of the Sword of the Spirit. In most cases, he said, divorce is by mutual consent. Marriage has become a "lease at will", and the degradation of marriage has resulted in the degradation of the status of the parents. Little Rock. Two remarkable pictures showing the Most Roy. Archbishop Francis J. Spellman, Military Vicar of the U.S. Armed Forces in North Africa, also in- clude pictures of Doctor George R. Steinkamp of Little Rock. The pictures were sent to the Catholic Telegraph-Register, Cin- cinnati, by Chaplain Aquinas Brinker, O.S.B., and are shown here through the courtesy of the Cincinnati paper. Friends of Captain Steinkamp here have received a number of beautiful letters from the Doctor, who entered the service of his Country a year ago last summer and who is a member of St. An- drew's Cathedral. The Doctor served his internship at St. Vin- cent's Infirmary. It was when he was stationed ir the Near East not far from the Holy Land that he wrote some of his most impressive thoughts and Post-War Planners Study i(:atholic. Social'Thought And Papa Teaching New York. (E)--Thpt the entire world is looking to Catholic social thought in planning post-war re- construction and thal the Catho- lic social thinkers oL Great Brit- ain and America have the respon- sibility of "carrying on the torch" passed to them by the great Ca- tholic leaders of pro-war Europe was the opinion expressed by the Roy. Lewis O'Hea, S:J., principal ]of the Catholic Workers' College I at Oxford University and director of the Catholic Social Guild of Great Britain, in an interview here. Father O'Hea came from Eng- land to give a series of talks to workers' groups on the Eastern Seaboard, in the South and in the Midwest. He plans to remain about five months. "In regard to principles, doc- trines and inspiration, we have long been sitting at the feet of the great Continental Catholic thinkers," he said. "Pope Plus XII has called them 'the school of Catholic social thought.' We have been learning from their fine or- Vati(an ,(ity Reports'Are Still Calm (By N.C.W.C. News Service) Unconfirmed reports concerning the fate of Rome, the safety of Vatican City and the security of His Holiness Pope Plus XII him- self have reached a flood tide in recent days, but radioed dis- patches from Vatican City con- tinuc to report only normal hap- penings. Immediately following the Ger- man seizure of !me, the N.C.W.C.. News Service Corres- pondent in Vatican City reported that the Nazis had set up guards on Italian territory just over the Vatican City line, but that the integrity of Vatican City territory had not been violated. This Cor- respondent has reported specifi- cally from time to time that there has been no change in the situa- tion. His continuance to send regular reports dealing with nor- mal happenings indicates that life at least within Vatican City, goes on rather as usual. Reports emanating from Lon- don have said that the Nazis were looting Rome in a manner un- known to history, and that arl treasures of many descriptions were being taken to' Germany by See VATICAN on page 8 ganizations in Belgium, Holland, France and the pro-Hitler Rhine- land. All that is no more. The i torch must be carried on now by :usby Great Britain and Amer- 'ica, working closely together. There is a big duty on both sides. Our brethren in chains are watch- ing us and expect a lot from us." Interfaith Statement Father O'Hea considers the seven point interfaith peace plan issued "one of the most remark- able statements I have ever heard with a great deal of deep thought in the making." "The fct that it oes forth from three religious bodies is indicative the doctrine of the of the readiness of all good people to share what we have got," he continued. "Even pagans are ready to listen to us." In efforts to contribute their part to building a better woP]d Catlolics must be "aware of their own limitations,", the ,.'lglish Jesuit warned, v "Everybody needs us," he said "As long as we Catholics know our own limitations, we can do much. But we must realize that we, as" individuals, don't know everything; that because we arc crt, it do,.u't follrw we know Church on questions of the day. That is something that requires deep study. Time and patience are needed." Representing a contribution to world planning which no other denominational group has to offer, the Papal Encyclicals on labor and social justice are widely read in Britain by persons of all denomi- nations in all walks of life, Father O'Hea said. Leaders and members of Ca- tholic workers' study groups in Great Britain learn from each other, he said, emphasizing the .'h He)NOR FOR CATHOLIC ACTIONIST Archbishop Francis J. Spellman, of New York, felicitates Francis P, Matthews, of Omaha, on.the occasion of the tenth amual award of the Catholic Action Medal at St. Bonaventure College, St. Bonaven- ture. N. Y. Mr. Matthews is Supreme Knight of the Knights of Co- lumbus, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Cath- olic Community Service and is a vice-president of the United Servico Organizations, :Inc. (N.C.W.C.) St. Francis Xavier U. Registration Sets Record Antigonish, N.S. (IC)-- Registra- tion at St. Francis Xaxier Uni- versity internationally known for its Extension Department which has sponsored adult education and the cooperative movement in Eastern Canada, this year is the largest in the college's history. A total of 403 young men and women are registered. Of this number 365 are boarders, an in- :o,.ese of 80 over last year. Holy Name President At Pearl Harbor Dies Honolulu. (E)---William J. For- bes, first president of the Pearl Harbor Holy Name Society, has died here at Civilian Housing Area No. 3. He formerly was a resident of New York City and is survived by his widow and two daughters. Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Area No. 3 Chapel, followed by internment in the Naval Hospital at Halawa Oahu. importance of this two-way flow of information and opinions. "From the workers, we learn what the masses of people are thinking, what their current 'scare' and problems are," he said. "This is most important in all workers' study groups." Despite the fact that the people of Great Britain are working long hours, combining their ordinary business activities with daily con- tributions to the war effort and to home defense, interest in Ca- tholic study circles is "soaring," Father O'Hea stated. College Founded In 191 "Demands and inquiries are so great we can't cope with them," he continued. "We cannot even get enough typists to handle our correspondence." With the aid of a government. grant, the Catholic Workers Col- lege was founded at Oxford it/ 1921 as "a residential college for picked men from study groups in all parts of the British Isles." Fa- ther O'Hea was appointed prin- cipal. Of necessity the college has been "blacked out" until demobil- ization, he said. "Oxford, however, remains the center of thinking out reconstruc- tion problems," he said. "So far, it has been untouched by enemy air attacks. A great deal of semi- official research on plans to guide the Government in opost-war so' ciai planning is going on there." Father O'Hea expressed regret that he could not have brought with him from England a team of live Catholic workers who might pass on to Catholic study groups here their experiences and opin- ions. "I feel they would be better representatives than I am," he said. Bishop Spellman Not Responsible For Peace London. ()--The Vatican Radio, heard here last night quoted Os- servatore Ronumo as follows: Little Rock Doctor Poses With Archbishop Spellman In North Africa told some of his more interesting experiences. His best story is about 'Tufty' from 'Pittsboig' who, the Doctor says, can out talk the devil him- self. He said he was reprimand- ing Charlie some weeks ago and and had just started when the rascal looked up at him "with a wide-eyed gaze of a new born babe", and apologized profusedly and promised he would be on good behavior. "Then grinning like a cat eating the pet canary, he aid, 'But Ih,a still your boy, ain't I Captain.' " Doctor Steinkamp asks, "What could I do?" From then on he says the boy was known by everyone as the Cap- tain's boy, or Doc's boy Charlie. In telling these stories maybe Captain Steinkamp didn't intend to indicate his popularity with the boys, but Doc's boy Charlie has a way of working on the sterling Little Rock.--Shown at the extreme right in the picture at the left is Captain George R. Steinkamp, M.D., of Little Rock, member of St. Andrew's Cathedral. Be- tween Captain Steinkamp and Archbishop Spellman is Major A. Brinker, O.S.B., priest of the Diocese of Cincinnati. Captain Steinkamp served his internship at St. Vincent's Infirmary. He is the son of Mrs. Sophia and the late Wm. Steinkamp of 1120 W. 7th St. In the right hand picture, Dr. Steinkamp is across the table from Archbishop, and second from the right. qualities of our Captain from Lit- tle Rock. Doctor Steinkamp made two visits to the Holy Land and has so many great thoughts from. his experiences there. But on his re- Writing of his visits to the Holy Land he says there are many aspects that cannot b described in words, rather felt 0nly in the heart. The thrill, he writes, of walking over the Way of the turn from one of these pilgrimages Cross, of praying where Christ some boys at the base knew that prayed, and kneeling at the shrine the Doctor would have to make a where Our Blessed Mother was transfer on the public transpor-" assumed into Heaven, are things tation service, and would have to that he is unable to describe. But crowd into another bus before reaching the field. So, these boys went to the Commanding Officer and caught the Colonel so non- plused with a request to use his car to go meet the Doctor that the permission was granted. An argu- ment started among the boys when they reached the Doctor, each wanting the honor of driv- ing him back to the Field. Doctor said he settled the dispute by picking 'My boy CharUe' to see how much he had recovered from his injuries. to the Seminary Professor, to whom he wrote these things, he said, "I know you will under- stand." And he continued: "You know well that all of you were constantly in my prayers and thoughts with every step I took." "One thing I can tell you," he wrote to Father James Nugent at St. John's, "the only thing I know for certain, my Faith is the most precious gift I have ever' re- ceived." All the boys, including Doc's boy Charlie, are all wonderful, fine boys, he writes. Since moving to North Africa, he writes another priest about the great joy it was to meet Arch- bishop Spellman, whom he had the honor of entertaining for one whole day. It was probably at this meeting with the Archbishop that the pictures shown here were taken. In North Africa he said they have Mass every evening at 7 o'clock. The Chaplain gives Gen- eral Absolution before each Mass, in addition to which they are able to go to Confession once every week. Duties he says permit him to assist at Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion only four times a week, but assures Monsignor John B. Scheper here, that all the boys respond wonderfully to the privilege granted them. "In reporting certain statements alleged to have been made by the Archbishop of New York, Men- signor Spellman, some papers have stated that in their own opinion the Archbishop has re- cently been the guest of the POpe and that, in the opinion of well- informed circles, his endeavors led to the Italian armistice. "We are authorized to declare this assertion lacking in all foun- dation." Earlier in the week, the Vatican Radio doubled the time of its usual broadcasts to give the new instructions by the Sacred Con- gregation of the Sacraments con- cerning the safeguarding of the Blessed Sacrament in the event of hind, sea or air attacks. The .instructions, printed in the latest issue of Acts Apostolicae Sedis, which has just been published, are said to include permission for the laity to carry the Sacred Hosts to safety in extreme circumstances. NCCS Club Brings 'Rosary Arabia' To Soldier's Wife Belleville, Ill. ()"Roses from Arabia" were delivered recently to Mrs. Lynn A. Wolf here, as a first wedding gift from her hus- band, Tech. Srgt. Wolf, stationed somewhere in Arabia. T. Srgt. Wolf wrote to Louis DesPres, di- rector of USO Club 500 here, an NCCS-operated servicemen's cen- ter, asking him to use the en- closed postal money order to pur- chase a dozen of the best white roses and a recording of the song "You Are Always in My Heart" to be delivered to 'Mrs. Wolf on their first anniversary. , Mr. Despres, and his assistant, Miss Catherine Blecha, were able to buy the roses, a recording of the song requested, which had on the reverse side the song entitled "One Dozen Roses," and for good measure added a box of choco- lates. The gift was delivered to Mrs. Wolf on the day of days as ordered. As a supplement to the event, Mr. DesPres, photographed Mrs. Wolf as she received the package from Miss Blecha and is sending a print to Srgt, Wolf.