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THE GUARDIAN, OCTOBER 16, 1942 PAGE FIVE it s Parish Benefits Jr. Rice Carnival 't. -- More spectators wit- the impressive ceremony to a close last week and most suuccessfut Rice Carnival ever held School grounds. daughter of Mr. Claude Gillette, was queen by Major Donald /djutant at the Army IERARCHY zs one v[ a series pre- American members o[ 179. Bishop #. H. Ryem Rev. James Hugh Ryan, Omaha. Born, Dec. 15, at Indianapolis. Ordained, 15, 1909, in Rome. Member St. Mary-of-the-Woods St. Mary-of-the-Woods, ; Catholic Unlver- America, 1922-28. Rector University, 1928-35. Ex- Secretary, National Cath- Conference, 1920-.8. Titular Bishop of Modra, 1933; consecrated, Oct. at Indianapolis. Trans- to See of dhaaila, Aug. 6, 1935. (N.C.W.C.) Air Base, here and presented with a handsome plaque and a $50.00 purse. H e r escort, William Charles Moll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moll, was crowned king. Seated with the king and queen on the beautifully-decorated stage in the main tent were the prin- cesses, Miss Pauline McGill, Miss Mary Jim Allen and Miss Bonnie Elms, their escorts, and the out- going queen, Miss Alice Jane Schaefer and her escort. Mayor Harley C. Stump, Master of ceremonies, introduced Major Jones in an appropriate talk. The Stuttgart High school band had charge of the musical program. Following the coronation, the queen presided at the drawing Cor the cedar chest. It was won by Paul Wallworth, president of the Holy Name society, which sponsored Miss Gillette as candi- date for queen. IIr. Wallworth also won the second prize, a lace tablecloth. The third prize, cut- work pillow cases, went to Miss Viola Schroeder. The queen's ball was held Thursday night at the American Legion Hall with music by an out-of-town or- chestra. A dinner in honor of the royal party was given at the Rice- land Hotel preceding the corona- tion by the Kappa Phi Kappa sprority of Holy Rosary Church, Which sponsored the annual event for the benefit for the church building fund. The Altar society, the John B. Morris Council Knights of Col- umbus, the Holy Name society and other church organizations co- operated with the soroity in mak- ing the carnivala an outstanding success. Festivities were held from Oc- tober 5th to 7th at Holy Rosary school grounds, where a varied as- sortment of games was arranged for the amusement of the patrons. Such diversions were: bingo, coun- try store, fish pond and others. Hundreds of lovely gifts were awarded during the three nights of fun and entertainment. A shoot- ing gallery, hamburger and hot dog stands, a pop-corn booth and a beautiful display of Camark pottery were added attractions. Perfect weather prevailed and ca- pacity crowds attended. The Rev. J. G. Evans, pastor, expressed his sincere appleciation for the wonderful spirit of co- operation displayed by the public, the army officials and the soon- Reigning.Queen of Rice after Coronation Courtesy Arkansas Gazette Arkansas Grand Prairie's new rice queen, Miss Nan Gillette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gillette of Stuttgart, is shown after her coronation at the close last week of the three-daay rice festival, annually staged by Holy Rosary parish organizations, Stuttgart. Miss Gillette is pictured with the outgoing queen and princesses. Reading from left to right: Miss Pauline McGill, Miss Mary Jim Allen, Miss Gillette, Miss Alice Jane Schaefer, the outgoing queen, and Miss Bonnie Elms. sors, including committees and in- dividuals. Chairman of the various com- mittees included: Mrs. A. R. Thorell, president of the Altar society and Miss Evelyn Knetzer, president of the Kappa Phi Kappas, General Chairman. Bingo--Mrs. W. R. Seibold and Mrs. Herman Woerner. Hamburger Stand -- Mrs. Paul Wallworth, and Charles Davis. Coffee Chairman- Mrs. Joe Mahfouz. Canes--Mrs. Pearl Watts and Miss Charlotte Ann Watts. Penny Pitch--Miss Anna Rose Scherm and Miss Elaine Tomastic. Nigger-dip--Jake Hartz, Jr. Cold Drinks m Mrs. Christine Foti. Fish Pond-- Miss Esther Selig, Potter, Miss Agnes Buckley. Pop-Corn Stand -- Mrs Wiendel. Cedar Chest--Mrs. Oscar Selig. Chance Books -- Mrs. Jimmy Rich. Finance Committee--Mrs. Harry Dormeyer, Mrs. Joe Siems. Coronation and Queen's Ball Mrs. C. D. Conrey. Decorations -- Mr. a nd' M r s. Frank Oenning. Cedar Chest BoothMrs Anna Knetzer, Mrs. R. E. Lee. Above Board Table--Mr. A. R. Thorell. Country StoreJohn Etzbach. Publicity--Anne Heagney. War Provides- Missioners For Latin America Miss Vivian Wallworth. New York. (IC) -- One hundred Camark Pottery Mrs. C. M. Maryknoll Missioners will be as- signed to Latin American missions J" J" during the coming year, it is re- Beat tiful Rosaries For Your Selection rosaries and many others are on display at The Guar- dian Office for your selection. Mail orders welcomed. Give Nice gift for boy in the armed Each ................ 75c number of rosary when placing order. inches. service. No. 67Jet-black beaded Rosary, on strong white 2l inch chain with oxi- dized cross and eopus (made in France) .................. $1.25 o. 72--Rosary, Loc-link Chain, cross and joiner of rolled gold plate with crystal beads, In gift box. At..$5.50 70--Rosary. Small cocoa beads, sterling silver chain, cross and oiaer. 14 inches long. In gift box : ............... ........... $3.00 No. 55Very nice color, shaded glass bead on oxidized chain and cross, in pink, white, blue, and lavendar, (made in Czechoslovakia) while they last at . : ...................... $1.25 No. 63Beautlful losary, with Mother of Pearl beads, cross and joiner, oxi- dized chain and corpus, 10 inches. Ideal for small girls. Specially order- ed from Palestine six months ago, only ....................... 25 c 74--High grade round Pearl Rosary, Ounted on Sterling Silver. Amethyst ecade beads. 20 inches long. In gift tox ...................... $4.00 71--Beautiful Rosary, heavy g Silver, with large cocoa beads, : ,t'wlsted wire around each bead. 23 laches long. In gift box at .... $8.00 bl, ;9--Oval cocoa beads. Metal tips and back on cross. Length 17 I-2 Place your order with THE GUARDIAN Cocoa beads are fast becom- extinct. After three month's search ng wholesalers, The Guardian was to get four dozen, black cocoa beads neat steel cross and chain Sug- gift for boys in armed service. No. they last at 35c. 3091/z West 2nd Street Little Rock, Arkansas vealed in a letter written by the Most Rev. James Walsh, Superior General of Maryknoll, addressed to the Archbishops and Bishops of the United States. "Pearl Harbor created a sitla- tion which American Catholic mis- sions in the Orient never had to face before," Bishop Walsh wrote. "Over night Maryknoll missioners became enemy aliens in the Jap- anese Empire. They were imme- diately detained and interned. Practically all contact with their Catholic flocks was severed. Their very existence in the confines of Japanese territory was an embar- rassment both to the Japanese army and Foreign Offices. Var- ious schemes were put forward to influence the intexned missioners to request or agree to repatriation. Each group returned substantially the same answer; 'We will re- main here as long as we can carry on our missionary work. Only the Holy See and our Superiors can order us to leave.' However, it was evident that their mission- ary work was at an end for the duration of the war. "Inasmuch as unauthorized re- ports have appeared in the secu- lar press, we wish to state clearly that the repatriated missioners had no choice but to return home. This action was specifically approved by the Holy Father himself in the case of Japan, according to of- ficial information we received from our Apostolic Delegate in Washington. The deportation of the missioners bythe Japanese in no way assumed the guise of re- ligious persecution; it was simply a matter of international politics. The mission stations of our Mary- knollers have been temporarily covered by native priests and mis- sioners of neighboring Vicariates who are citizens of either neutral or Axis countries. "After hearing first hand the reports of the returned missioners, we are convinced 'that their repat- riation was the only humane pro- cedure, elso most of them would have needlessly died in intern- ment from malnutrition or from some kind of tropical disease. It would have been a criminal waste of missionary personnel without any commensurate spiritual or re- ligious advantage. "It is true that most of these repatriated missioners will need some months in which to regain their health and nervous stability after the experiences to which they have been subjected. Their re- turn, however, does not mean that they will have nothing to do until after the war. Even before the outbreak of actual hostilities, our Society was discussing with the Holy See the possibility of under- taking some missionary work in South and Central America. The war consummated these plans. ? TO GET RID OF A BAD COLD IN A HURRY TRY S. & B. "SPRATOX" It is just the remedy to check it quickly and if used in time wtll often prevent it, and other troubles that follow a cold. We are mailing it out every day, why can't we mail you an outfit?Sc complete and guaranteed to satisfy SNODGRASS & BRACY Advertlsement. Paul McNutt Asks For Continuance Of Private Charity Washington. tiC)-- The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Patrick J. McCormick, Act- ing Rector of the Catholic Univer- sity of America, asked the blessing at a luncheon today which opened the Washington and vicinity Com- munity War Fund drive. This drive, from which the Unit- ed Service Organizations, "home front war service" and the United Nations War Relief funds will berefit as well as local welfare agencies, was characterized by Richard H. Wilmer, chairman of the Advance Gifts Unit, as a sym- bol of unity. "It represents," he said, "not an obligation but a privilege in a free country to give." Paul V. McNutt, Federal Secur- ity Administrator and Chairman of the Man Power Commission: said that social security provismns made by the Government do not satisfy the needs met by Welfare agencms. Federal aid is still not what it should be, Mr. McNutt said, adding that he hopes it will never reach the stage where '"citi- zens will be deprived of the privi- lege and satisfaction of sacrificial giving" which "tyl:ifies the spirit of America." Reverting to his position as Chairman of the Man Power Commission, the speaker said' that the united drive of the 120 organizations represented in this campaign is a real conserva- tion of man power and woman )owe/'. In addition to the National Ca- holic Community Service whict will benefit nationally and local- ly from the campaign proceeds, eleven specifically Catholic local! welfare agencies and institutions are regularly included in the Com- munity Chest. C.A.P. Presents Stuttgart School With Flag Stuttgart. (Special) ,-- Holy Rosary school is the recipient of a beautiful American flag, pre- sented by the Stuttgart squadron, Civil Air Patrol. The gift was made in appreciation of the use of the school as a meeting place temporarily. Meetings wil be held in future at the Stuttgart High School. The flag was presented by officer, and accepted for the school by the Rev. J. G. Evans, pastor. Father Evans expressed his pleasure over the flag which is for outdoor use. St. Anthony's Hospital MORRILTON, ARK. DR. ANNIE M. BREMYER Chiropractor Pathometrlo Precision Diagnosis 14 Years Mxper- lance aa n Grad- uate lqul'm e Phone |.SeS4 sis E. sth Little Rock. Ark. Heroism Of U. S. Bishop In 'Terror Of Hong Kong' Cited By Missionary Union City, N.J. (iC)--Starvation, disease, and imminent deathmthe lot of those in Hong Kong at the ume of its fall into Japanese hands were shared in full measure by many American Catholic mission- aries caught in the invading mael- strom. One of these was the Rev. Ar- thur Benson, C.P., who relates his experiences in an article, "Terror over Hong Kong," in the current issue of The Sign, weekly maga- zine published here by the Pas- sionist Fathers. Father Benson was one of the two priests who were with the Most Rev. Cuthbert O'Gara, C.P., Vicar Apostolic of Yaunling, dur- ing the stark days of the siege and fall of Hong Kong. The Bishop, Father Benson and the Rev. Ron- ald Norris, C.P., stayed with the Maryknoll Fathers when Bishop O'Gara went to Hong Kong for dental treatment. With 30 of the Mary*knoll Fathers, other mis- sionary priests, and British prison- ers, His Excellency and Fathers Benson and Norris went through the ordeal of capture, imprison- ment and the immediate threat of execution. They were seized on Christmas Eve, 1941, in the Maryknoll house as some of the Fathers began to celebrate their Christlnas Masses, Father Benson writes. When the Japanese arrived they tied up the Fathers and Canadian troops who had surrendered. The next day they were all taken out to a field with their hands bound behind them and lined up in preparation i for execution. Father Benson cites the heroism of Bishop O'Gara, who, he says, gave all the Fathers absolution and calmly awaited the end. How- ever, at the last minute, the orders were changed and the priests were taken to an empty garage, where the group was incarcerated in the garage four nights and three days without food or water, except the last day when some milk and bis- cuits were brought. The second day, Father Benson says, Bishop O'Gara delivered a sermon on the text, "The servant is not above the Master." "None of us will ever forget that sermon," the priests adds, "its spiritual significance, and the conditions un- der which His Excellency delivel:- ed it." The group finally was permitted to return to the Maryknollers' house, only to find it crowded with troops. On January 2, Bishop O'Gara and Fathers Benson and Norris were permitted to go into Hong Kong, a three-hour walk. But they unwittingly went "from the frying pan into the fire." For lhrce days they stayed with the Most Rev. Enrico Valtorta, Vicar Apostolic of Hong Kong, and were then rounded up by the Japanese with 2,500 other nationals and im prisoned in a rat-infested hotel for two weeks. On January 20, Father Benson goes on, they were placed in a concentration camp, where they suffered the pangs of hunger, filth and every other con- ceivable discomfort for six months Despite the unspeakable condi- tions, Father Benson says, with the help of the Maryknoll Sisters nd Sisters of the' Immaculate Conception of Montreal, a First Communion and Confirmation class was formed as well as a class of converts. Bishop O'Gara cele- brated Mass and preached on Sun- days and during May devotions to the Blessed Mother were held, in- cluding community singing and Benediction. Non-Catholics at- IL_ I I Campbell, Mallory & Throgmorton INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS Aetna Floor Wallace Bldg. Phone 4-0225 IIIII I IIIII II IIHI tended as well as Catholics. Bishop O'Gara was released on May 26 on word received directly from Tokyo. On June 29, the other Americans were released and the next day Fathers Benson and Norris sailed on the "Asama Maru" on the first leg of the journey home. PROPAGATION (Continued from page 4) pressive picture of two virtues un- knwon to the real paganworldeven by name--virginity and charity." Jesuit Missions Hippopatami a la King .... Our crazy, war-rent world is playing havoc with the missions in India, Africa, and Java. The missions sponsored by our flour-. ishing Belgian and Dutch pro- vinces are cut off from all help, while the heroes of India and the Upper Transvaal have already tightened the belt to the last hole save one. There is much suffering, shortage of food, and, in places, complete destruction of property. An Irish confrere writes that he will never set eyes on Killarney again if he has to keep on his tasty dessert o water buffalo milk bleumange. These mission- aries look to us for special help and prayers. And Mission Sunday, October 18, is the opportune oc- casion for that extra effort. The Orphan's Friend From Central Africa 28 Vicartates in Belgian Africa continuing .... constant Mission- ry progress .... 2,600,000 C$th- elics... 200,000 Baptisms annually Another 1,000,000 taking Instruc- tions .... 27 Seminaries .... 18,000 Schools 3,800 Missionaries laboring "witl great zeal .... Mission needs are very great. Dellepiane, Apostolic Delegate :_ Council of Catholic Men Formed at Key West Key West, Fla. (iC)---In this is- land city of waving coconut palms surrounded by sapphire seas, southernmost city in the United States, a parish unit of the Na- tional Council of Catholic Men was established in the only parish here, that of St. Mary, Star of the Sea. Vincent A. McDermott was an- nounced as president of the coun- cil. The other officers are: An- tonio V. Martinez, war activities coordinator; Steve Whalton, rep- resentative of ushers; Fred J. Dish, representative of Catholic Society; Joseph Richardson, rep- resentative of the Holy Name radio. Mr. Dion is postmaster of Key West and Lieut. Haskins is executive officer of the U,S. Coast Guard base. "I welcome this opportunity," said Rev. Thomas Atherton, S.J., pastor of St. Mary's, "to assist our Bishop in the establishment of of- ficial Catholic Action for men in this far corner of the United States. We are proud to become part of the National Council of Catholic Men and to do our share in national undertaldngs. 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