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PAGE TWO St. Vincent Parish To Stase Annual Bazaar November 11 St. Vincent--The annual bazaar for the benefit of St. Mary's par- ish will be held on the parish grounds on Wednesday, November llth, the Very ReD. Msgr. Otto Loeb, V.F., pastor, announced. Chicken dinner and supper will be served in the Parish Hall. Oth- er feature attractions will include gift of a $25.00 defense bond, and sale of beautiful bazaar goods. Bingo will be played during the afternoon hours. Dinner will be served from 12-2, and supper will be served from 6-8. Following the supper, a dance will begin at 8:30 in the parish ha!l. i 'We hope that this bazaar will I be as successfol as it has been in former yeaars", said Msgr. Loeb, ill I inviting the public to participate I in the Armistice Day festivities. Young and old are urged to spend I the day at St. Mary's parish, St. Vincent. , i Deanery' Study Clubs In Meeting Shoal Creek--Subiaco Deanery Study clubs from Charleston, Hartman, Clarksville, Morrisor Bluff, Prairie View, Paris, Su- biaCo and Shoal Creek, met here October 4th, and heard nany in- spiring talks by leaders of youth. Leonard Doerpinghaus, p a s t president of Clarksville club, pre- sided, calling the meetlng to order shortly after 2:00 p.m. Frank Willems of subiaco stressed the need of spiritual re- treats for men in the service, after their return home, in order to off- set their vivid memories of war with the teachings of Christ and Holy Mother Church. Catholics' duty toward the war effort, as outlined by Miss Lorene Bauer, includes cheery letters and financial assistance. Performance of small by vital defense tasks at home, was urged by Leonard Doerpinghaus, to assist our nation at. war. This includes, he said, the farm program, to provide suf- ficient food and clothing for both, serwcemen and civilians. As guest speaker, the :' ReD. George Strassner, O.S.B., clue:t- dated on the beauties of the Holy Rosary. Mary, our Mother, wil! help us all if we but only cling tO: her as faithful children in our hor of need. Victory will be ours, both materially and spiritually, if we are faithful to her, he said. Personal sanctification as a route to making converts was stressed by the ReD. Fabian Diersing, 03. B., who pointed out that the es- sential of Catholic Action is the "doing of deeds", according to the mind of our late Holy Father, Plus XI. Father Fabian recalled to mind how St. Paul thanks and prays for all who aided him in the spread of Christianity. how St. Peter speaks highly of "a chosen race, a royal priest'hood, a holy na- tion, a purchased people"--which counsel may be well considered as a purpose and' aim of every study club member. Newly elected deanery officers are: Lawrence Wewers, Morrison Bluff, president; Miss Theresa Rockenhaus, Morrison Bluff, vice- president; Ed Schlutterman, Su- biaco, secretary and Miss Regina he Catholic Home Should be prepared at all ttmei to extend a fitting reception to the priest when he calls to ad- minister the Sacraments, whe- ther it be a sudden summons or! just the occasion of a regular visit during a protracted illness. No. 28.%--Sick Call set, all metal articles finished in durable silver plate. 'All articles fit campactly in quartered Oak case, size 13 x 7% x 3% inches. Candles, linens, holy water bottle, instruc- tions on how to pre- pare for visit of priest on sick call. Complete at ....................... $5.50 286--Sme as above ex- cept wood case is stained Mahogany finish. Complete at- ................................... $4.50 (include 35c for postage'and packing) J . FOr Immediate delivery order direct from 309 W. 2nd, Little Roek Ark, Quill and Scroll Sponsors Defense Stamp Sales Little Rock-- The Quill and Scroll chapter of Mt. St. Mary's Academy is sponsoring a weekly defense stamp sale again this year. The stamps are for sale in ten- cent and twenty-five cent denomi- nations, on Tuesday of each week. In the second week, the sale in- creased to almost twice as many as were purchased at the first sale, and every student is making an effort to buy at least a stamp a week. Mildred Harrison, president of the Mercian chapter of Quill and Scroll, is general chairman of the sale with Mary Jo Carter in charge of sales to the seniors; Rita Gerke, the juniors; Elaine Standridge, the sophomores; Ruth Rauch, the freshmeh; and Janet O'Brien, the grade school classes. Margie Friend, Mary Arline Powell, and Rita Weny were appointed to pur- chase the stamps from the Post Office. Students are also doing their part in the various scrap metal drives. Defense pep talks are giv- en to the classes by the Quill and Scroll members and aspirants, who chose as their special project of the year, the promotion of all pat- riotic and defense movements. Lensing, Shoal Creek, historian. Benediction with the Most Blessed Sacrament given by Fath- er Fabian closed the meeting. Other members of the clergy present were Father Eugene, Fath- er Jerome, Father Sylvester, Fath- er George and Father Francis all of the Benedictine Order. A social was the evening's fea- ture. HOMESrkAD (Continued from page 1) must be uprooted, misunderstand.. ings must be cleared away." "Where men and women of good will join hands in a common en- terprise success is assured," the Bishop said. "There justice and charity to each and all are trans- lated into living deeds. Ideals be- come realitigs. Toward this end we pray, and strive, and work. We plant and water, but God will give the increase." Partner of Civilization Developing the principle that the city is dependent upon the country for its very sustenance and continuance, the Most ReD. Joseph H. Schlarman, Bishop of Peoria and Host to the convention, in his address of welcome at the Ponti- fical Mass of the convention Sun- day in St. Mary's Cathedral stressed that "tie soil is not the servant of the city, but the master- partner of civilization" and "where that fact is forgotten the desert begins: the desert in soil, and the desert in population, and the desert of Christian faith and morals." Deploring the drift of population from country to city, a drift stimu- lated by war demands on industry, His Excellency declared "there is immediate danger that these up- rooted people become "tradition- less, indifferent, amoral, and ir- religious." "They surge into fac- tory and industrial centers where there is employment, food and amusement," he added. "But the food must be brought in from the land." Citing the National Catholic Rural Life Con'ferenee's concern for "the broadest and widest pos- sible diffusion of ownership and property," the Bishop said it "de- precates a proletariat, or property- less class, and wants property- owning people that everybody should own something." Both Perish Together "When there are too many in the city for the soil, the soil and the city perish together  in food and human population," Bishop Sch- larman said. "Our nation is be- ing destroyed at its very roots, for the towns must draw their vitality and their sap from the rural areas. What does it avail to speak of urban prosperity, ur- ban comforts, urban glamor, while the country round is steadily los- ing its population?" Bishop Schlarman spoke also at the first session of the meeting for women and on Saturday at the sectional meeting for youth. He urged Catholic women to be "strong with manly courage" so as "to defend and protect the Christian order and discipline" of their homes. "The uprooting of home life has only begun," he said. "The posting and conscripting of women for industries seems certain. Wo- men are not produc[pg babies let them go and prdduce guns, and whatever comes after guns. Chris- tianity and moral decencies will recede and the State omnipotent steps in. The mother's best war work is still bringing up a fam- ily. The home is the greatest uni- versity in the world." Moral problems are aggravated by war, the Bishop said, but in this country, he added, "the soil for these loosened moral condi- tions was prepared a long time THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 16, 1942 Flag:Raising at St. Scholastica" s Gathered on the campus of St. cholatlce's academy. Benedic- tine Heights, tht entire student body witnessed tle raising o the American flag, a gift from the 1942 graduating class recently. immediately after the ceremony, in which Betty Mae Kohlcr made the presentation speech, the stu- dents pledged allegiance to the flag and sang thenational anthem. Sister Jane Frances, principal, re- ceived the flag for the school. (Sterling Studio)i ---Courtesy SouthWe, st-Times Record. Knights nc 1or Queen's Work Chaplain ( n Staff Member Elevation At Mount chaplain, the Very ReD. Msgr. Blessed Virgin Mary, spent soy- oral days last week at Mt. St. Mary's Academy. I Father Lyons spoke to the Sod- alists at their regular meeting, Friday, in'the interest of the work of Sodalists and stressed the im- portance of a Sodality which is alive and active. Father's en- thusiasm for his ubject, his live- ly humor, and hisiinformal friend- liness won enthusiastic response from the studentsl As the guest ! of several St. Mary's Sodalists, Father Lyons was able to see something of Lit- tie Rock during his two days in the city. He visited Camp Robin- son, St. John's Seminary, Cath- olic High School, St. Vincent's In- firmary, and several of the Churches. He also attended the Catholic-High-Atkins game and was present at the informal inter- school dance held in St. Mary's gym, after the game. Father Lyons eKpressed himself as most impressed by the many fine Catholic institutions in Little Rock and by theienthusiastic ac- tive CatholicHy ;uf the local girls and boys. Father left Saturday for Hot Springs for a few days rest at St. Joseph's Hospital. Munich Clergy Reunion Honors Card. Paulhaber Vatican City. (--His Eminence M ic ha el Cardinal Faulhaber, Archbishop of Munich, was signal- ly honored at a reunion of the clergy just held in his See city.. The intrepid German prelate, who ires been one of the outstanding defenders of the Church in the persecution to which it is being subjected in Nazi Germany, this year is celebrating the golden jubilee of his ordination and the sffver jubilee of his Episcopal con- secration. The delicious banquet w as served by the ladies of the Oc- James E. O'Connell, who was re- i cently elevated to the rank of papal chamberlain by His Holi- ness, Plus XII. Msgr. O'Connell, is chaplain of Council 812, Little Rock, who sponsored the banquet, and State Chaplain of the Knights i of Columbus. State officers and visiting knights, including the distinguish- ed William J. Guste, New Orleans, i Director of the Supreme Council, were guests who by their pres- ence demonstrated the esteem in which the Arkansas State Chaplain is helc. The Most Reverend Albert L. Fletcher, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Little Rock, who brought the felicitations of the Most Reverend Bishop, was present at the table for honor guests, along with the following other distinguished per- sons: I Toastmaster Bader F. Busby:,J Worthy Grand Knight John R. 1 Helbron of Council 812; who de- I livered an address of welcome; State Deputy Albert C. Ernst of / Pine Bluff; William 5: Gusto, of, the Supreme Council; Harry W. Elliott, who presented a sealed en- velop to Msgr. O'Connell in the name of the Knights, and the honoree. State officers present were: the State Deputy; State Secretary Enos A. French, Jonesboro; State I Advocate, James P. Reynolds, Texarkana; State District Deputy, First District, Robt.: S. Peters, State District Deputy, Fourth Dis- trict, John Sava; State General Insurance Agent George Clark. Officers of the various councils of the State present were: Worthy Grand Knight Harry King, Pine Bluff; Worthy Grand Knight Frank J. Metz, Jonesboro; Worthy Grand Knight Fred M. Whelan, Texarkana; Financial Secretary Edward J. Sauder, Pine Bluff; Worthy Past State Deputy and Past Worthy Grand Knight Frank Steele, Pine Bluff. tabor Circle of the Cathedral par- Most of the out of town guests ish, under the direction of Mrs. J. were accompanied by their wives, i. Madigan, chairman. Telegrams of regret were received The principal speaker, William from the Worthy Grand Knights Gusto, addressed the group on of Fort Smith and Helena, who Columbianism and Americanism, were unable to attend, declaring that members of the or- ganization have a tremendous re- ago." "The vile movies, sex mag- I sponsibility confronting them, both azines, promiscuous drinking and [ during and after the war. lack of proper Christian and moral ! Msgr. O'Connell expressed his ins}ruction, and lack of parental [gratitude to those who had as- supervision," he said, '"have help- I sisted him in his priestly career, ed to upset, confuse, uproot, wipe principally his parents, the Most out Christian traditions, and make Beverend Bishop, a n d Bishop reckless the minds of youth." Fletcher. The Nurse's Manual A handy littl prayerbook of im- mense benefit to all Catholic nurses. Prayers and in- structions to assist the Catholic nurse with patients. No. 228--Nurse's Manual, Pin Morocco leather, red un- der gold edges, in box ............... i, ..... $1.30 No. 229Nurse's Manual, Pin Morocco, DeLux, roll gold stamping and gold edge, in box .......... $2.50 No. 230--Nurse's Manual, Extra DeLux, roll gold stamp- ing, etc, with silk liningLin box ............. $3.60 Place your order wRh THE GUARDIAN 309% West 2nd, Little Rock, Ark. Element H 2 O's Absence Both Boon And Hardship To Nun-Nurses In India New York. (E)--One of the great- est problems of hospital nursing in Rawalpindi, India, is the ele- mental one of water, according to Sister Ahna Julia, of Medical Mis- sion Sisters. "If we had our own laundry in- stead' of sending the clothes down to the river, then we would have to furnish the water," Sister writes to the National Office here of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, adding, "and that will be the biggest problem of the new hos- pital." '"In the present Holy Family Hospital sometimes we have water and sometimes we don't" she said. "We have a pipe from the "City' for our water supply, and the wa- ter might run in an imur or so a day--and sometimes none runs in for days and even weeks. Then what to do? Well, the patients' relatives bring in a jug or two as ncessary for their own use, and he servants manage to carry in enough for our drinking purposes. We don't furnisi drinking water for the patients anyway. Some of them might wash in the water we would give them but they wouldn't dream of drinking it. "Then, too, when there is an acute water shortage you can't make the patients take a bath, and that suits them perfectly, especial- ]y in this weather when the morn- ings are so cold. It would be lovely if in the new Holy Family hospital we could put in an artesian well and pump our own water supply from the river--however that's done--and be independent. But as things are the patients never think of complaining that they i]ave to furnish their own water or go without a bath. And the nursing is simpler; the nurses do not have to keep a supply of drink- ing water on the phtient's bedside table. The relatives always see to Lhat--or should." [OBITUARY Arkacn::nScState Requiem For c K Prominent 00Layman Little Rock.-- Funeral services for Edward Kirspel, 34, prominent young business man of Little Rock and a leader in Catholic activities in the City, were held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church last Monday morning with the ReD. Edward Malay celebrant of the Requiem Mass and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. H H Wernke delivering the eulogy. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Kirspel a member of a prominent Little Rock family, re- ceived his education from St. Ed- ward's parochial school and Su- biaco College. He was a staunch member of the local branch of the Subiaco A 1 u m n i Associhtion. Former president of the Capitol Avenue Merchants Association, he was owner of the Capitol Hat Co. He was an active member of Coun- cil 812, Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his widow; six sisters, Mrs. George Porbeck, Mrs. Joe P. Gilmore, Mrs. D. D. Young, the Misses Marie, Edith and Hilde- gard Kirspel, all of Little Rock; three brothers, John Kirspel of Shreveport, La., Sgt. George K.irs- pel of Randolph Field, Tex., and Lt. William Kirspel of Greenville, Tex. Pallbearers were James H. Lore, E. J. Pope, B. J. Birnbach, John Helborn, Oscar Dopp and A. M. Wrape. Hon0rary--P. J. Keebey, John Hanson, Robert Peters, J. Ra!ey, Carl Bopp, Amis Guthridge, Dan Boone and Dr. Paul Coyne. Healey and Roth were in charge of funeral arrangements. Present in the sanctuary at the Requiem Mass were four Bene- dictine Fathers from Subiaco Ab- bey, the ReD. Louis Deuster, O.S. B., the ReD. Raymond Wewers, O.S.B., the ReD. Michael Lensing, O.S.B., the ReD. Francis Zimmer- man, O.S.B. Present also were the ReD. Thos. J. Prendergast and the ReD. Cyril .Lange, O.S.B. T, J. Arnold, president , Park Hill, No. Little Rock G. H. Kenkel, secretary, Brlnkley Leo Hammer, treasurer, Ft. Smith J. J. Duerr, 1st vice-pi'esldent, Charleston Mrs Mary Burke, 2nd vice-president, 6 Pocahontas Victor Kordsmeier, 3rd vice-president, Morrilton Rev. Alphonse Mueller, O.S.B., spiritual director, Charleston Miss Louise Kriener, Paris. rec- ording Secretary Branch No. 1125 reports that their Branch voted to buy a $75.00 War Bond and voted $10.00 towards the completion of the C.K. of A. Subiaco Seminary Burse. The new officers of this Branch are Spiritual Director, the ReD. Edward Chrisman, O.S.B.; Presi- dent, Miss Mary Zimmer; Vice- President, Miss Gertrude H. Ne- hus;Recording Secretary, M is s Louise Kriener; Financial Secre- tary, Miss Louise Wahl; Treasurer Miss Regina Leding; Escort, Miss Lena Schmalz; Guard, Miss A1- bertine Eiskin; Sentry, Miss Clara Klein; Chancellor, Mis Clara Weiteter; Trustees, Miss Mary C. Leding, Miss Mary Vorster and Miss Theresa Leding. At the Annual Meeting at Charleston, Little Rock Branch No. 79 received first prize for ob- taining the most new members during the fiscal year. This prize as per By Laws was given to St. Edwards Church as being the home of Branch No. 79. The Annual Meeting again of- fers three prizes for the coming fiscal year, namely $15.00, $7.50 and $5.00 for first, second and third prizes to those Branches ob- taining the most new members. The C.K. of A. Journal again re- quests that every Branch report to them the names, rank, class of ser- vice and address"of every Catholic Knight serving our country at home or abroad. Headquarters ,New Bishop Very Rev. J. Louis M. I., rector of St. Eu, lasticate, -South Natick, who has been appointed t Los Cayes, Haiti. Born glum in 1904, he came to at the age of two. His reside in Pawtucket, R. new bishop entered the Mary Immaculate in wa_s or____._ained in 1931. THIRD DEGREE C(  NEWS ACTIVITIES IN STATE OF Council 812 Initiation is next October 20th. This is oil's regular meeting will also have to a ing Secretary at this e, cause another one of our taries has entered the his Country. The Lecturer, fence Lipsmeyer, has that he will have a "D prepared for all who Corporal Joe G. McNeil is ing with his parents, Mr. S. J. McNeil, 1311 this week. Brother Joe is at Camp Kilmer, New Br N.J. He is attached to nance of the 128th Regiment. He is returning Camp onight. The Members of Council were deeply learn of the passing of C. Kiz'spel, last noon. He was a good was always interested in fare of the Council. He hind a movement to Council's Club, but "due conditiors, the Committee to postpone major -To Mrs. Ed. C. Kirspel a tiDes of Brother Council's Membership sincere sympathy in their mont. Corporal William M. Camp Robinson, was a visitor at the Club thi Brother The members are always see William, as he much success as Council's Entertainment tee. will send each one of these er Book and Rosary Kit charge. The Catholic Knights ica were represented tional Fraternal C on g America which See KNIGIITS on page  The external evidences of Catholicity ouglt to be in every Catholic home. Gen- uinely Catholic homes have them. That evidence ought to pertain in many homes, as it does in some, to many things -from the books in the library to the decorations on the walls, and to the con- tents of the handbag or pocket. Unfortunately, because of the small profit in them, there is not a retail store in Arkansas that devotes its business principally to the sale of Catholic reli- gious articles. In order to give a definite encourage- ment to the spread of articles of devo- tion, The Guardian has secured hun- dreds of dollars worth of prayer-books, rosaries, medals and chains, statues, crucifixes, and many other articles in which our Catholic people are interested. Only a small portion of items on hand at The Guardian office .are shown in the illustrated advertisements appearing in this issue. , i i i!  ,, ,,