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,*b US that nothing is more l Catholic papers :ature should have i dS:y t hat every good read- and warns, aud promotes the Chris- .XIu , A Catholic Paper is a Perpetual Mission.-- Pope Leo XlII. "The Guardian" in every home---our motto. The Official Organ of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas THE GUARDIAN, OCT. 27, 1923 i OF QUAKE SEN00) DELEGATE f Tokyo Missions Out- of Destruction at CapS- at Yokohama. W. C. News Service) D. C., Oct. 20.--His the Apostolic Delegate, I the following letter from J or of the Mission of To- Particulars of the effects I earthquake in Tokyo and] death and injury to re-I and damage to (Sekiguchi,) Sept 6,1923. few details concerning which has fallen upon Mission, of which have learned through The earthquake and the the Capital, Yoko- any other towns on the Parishes of Tsukijt, are completely but ruins remain Fortunately, the able to escape with Some of them ,',nost mir- ChUrches of Sekigucht but that of Seki- damaged; however, to fear as far as its Kanda (Saint Pau everything; one of oseph (England) was chimney. of Saint Maur had their chapel. No the sisters. of the Sacred tteart their school and damaged. were aisle to .avc their' primary school .d 'by the fire. No Not 'a single house in intact. The houses aot burned were shatter- lost its two stations, (European par- Wakabacho (Japan- Lemoine and SaVed. Father Lemoine hOUrs under the ruins was rescued. Father of the European buried under the and was probably Father de Noailles, the ttakodate Mission, was buried un- his house. Fire con- and the bodies of brothers, Fathers Le- Noailles were found of Saint Maur lost un- of their chapel ten sis- and two Jauan- boarders ,and children. The saved were wound- had some wounded of the buildings of was complete- consumed the houses had shattered. of Kamakura, Oda- were destroyed. titular of these fortunately to be time of the quake saed. from the stations of and Numazu; Drouhart and Safe and sound; it is Was not too nmch of -Shizouka did not number of parish of Honjo ;t of dead. recommending Prayers and to your Mission which has Y tried. Yours in Our Lord, the MlSsmn ef T ency, Msgr. p. uma- Washington." t __ - " .............................................. "- .................................................... * ""'1-J. n,-'}.' St J0000dward,'s Mercy Hospital at Ft. Smith - [)e00ricated With Solemn Rites to the Relief,, Cure and Comfort of Suffering Humanity MORI00IS i' I BISHOP 0 Sisters of Mercy Give to Western A UND[LiVL00nBLt SCOHD-CLASS 00fill[R Returned to publisber under Act of May 12, 1910, for reason checked below. oved--New address given ou notice sent on date indicated below. Oj ne l I NO. 17 POPE PRAISES WORK OF ITALI00 BOAI00 OF UNITED ACTION His Holiness Pleased That Coopers, tion has Been Secured Witho ,t Diminishing Autonomy of Orga:d- zations. POSTMARK HERE ) the :,t of 9non, ,:es of .initely Spells the Last Word in mspital E. 00ipme7 -,ed-00'tooaddro- POSIAGF DU[ / iy See No such number.  Refused. e, ed to "" COMPIfI'[D AT TIIIID.CU$$ R/if[ : / --,,,^ 4ocesan ,'v],  [] Not foun,  , [] ltnrlst .ed. "'- ............. b[[ ' ati0ns. .,, " :' Gas- -, .,, BLISH[R O[ ' . o-- __J7   ",' , , " ( .m, ol ,b,,ti.,.s ,dent of ..------r--""---= ''  ..- ..-=4,  "* o k v.,,.,.  =. '; r.  PLEASE CORRECT YOUR MAILING LIST " Orm 3579 498 ........ :---,. ] - - ' . 4 ......... " ' ''...Z. ".," ..' ,,,;::::::,,.',', I*'/ 4-- _. i Wednesday, October the seven that the Catholic Church is conserva- The wide front entrance is of re-en- teenth, an ideal and beautiful Autumn tive, he stated, that while the Churctt forced concrete. Trimmings on the morning, was surely a befitting day is conservative it is equally progre. .. building, ledges of doors and windows for the Dedication of the new St. Ed- i :7:t;:nke:ft: e Pda:;, :hechlleS:h:t. i a!owfiPol:,t:a:i:  age stone ward's Mercy Hospital, the second ever is new in the various arts 0 g 'pe of the build- largest in the State, and whose pen-I healing, of which the Church avai,. [;ing, all the rooms are out,,ide rooms, ing marks an new era in Fort Smith{herself .......... : . :;?3eriaitting the gre. test amount of Hospital history ' .... ' ,' ' " $ "' L ...... " '*  .... '  .... " ' % : r:t % ....... , ,:, ' I I he msszon of the Churcli is to! anlight aad reffli mr:. Oh he'florth" Ceremonies prior to the Dedication / humanity," he said, "especially to suf-  gld0 screened porches, 15 by 70 feet began at nine-thirty o'clock, when tho. fering humanity. The Church is al- opening from each floor provide space Right Reverend Bishop, vested in ways progressive, never conservative for convalescent patients to enjoy the Cappa Magus and walking under a outdoor air. when there .is suffering. The mark by which the Cb.urch has been known in all ages is the mark of Charity. Sisters Commended sisted by Rev. Father Basil, O. S. B., as deacon, and Rev'. Father Placidus, O. S. B., as subdeacon. The Very Roy. Dr. ttoran and Rev. Dr. Clarendon to the Bishop, and handsome Canopy, accompanied by the clergy, was escorted by the Knights of Columbus and the pupils of the St. Anne's Boys School, to the Commending the Sisters of Mercy Church of the Immaculate Conception li n the warmest words of praise for where a Solemn High Mass was cole- their untiring efforts among the sick, brated iy the Rev. J. J. Lundrigan, as- the Bishop paid them high tribute. I-Ie referred to them as "The blessed band of women whose prayers in-addition to your generous gifts, have made this Th building, it,.;elf occupies a :pace 70 by 130 feet with a capacity for one hundred twenty-five beds. The first floor is given over to tho reception room, office, chapel, resident chap- lain's quarters, lecture room for nurses in the training school, severn} private rooms arranged in suites with connecting bath; nurse's station; rec- ord room; quarters for the Sisters of Mercy, the Sister's dining room, diet kitchen, and dining room for resident chaplain. Each floor is provided with utility, linen, chart rooms and diet kitchens Diet kitchens are connected with the main kitchen by automatic electric dumb waiters. The chapel is 35 by 34 feet. It is most complete. Walls are in a soft buff with hand decorations done by an artist in mural decoration. The furnishings are very handsome and were given as a memorial to Samu61 McLoud by his grandchildren, Carmel- ita and Alfred McLoud Sicard. Ad- joining the chapel is a small sacristy. The main corridor on the first floor, as on adjoining floors, is eight feet wide. Lateral corridors are six feet in width. Floors in corridors on the first floor, all bath rooms and lava- tories, the three operating rooms, and diet kitchens are all of white tile with 'a border of blue in a geometrical de- sign. Corridors on upper floors and the kitchen in the basement have floors of Terrazza--a composition of marble and cement much resembling tile. hospital possible The Sisters repre- were chaplains sent the noblest type of women, the Rev. F. J. Taulty was Master of Cere- real Christian character. Their charS- monies. Present also in the sanctuary ty is that which springs from the were the Right Rev. Msgr. T. V. To- heart illumined by Jess Christ. They bin, D. D., the Rev. J. P. Fisher, sec- are the only band who serve without retary to the Bishop, and the Rev. L. F. Saunders of Fayetteville. The altars, specially adorned for] the occasion, were unusually magnifi- I cent by a profusion of foliage, gor- I geous dahlias and glowing lights. Bordese' Mass in G mino was sung in splendid style by a group of voice pupils of St. Anne's Academy, these included the Misses Margaret Fenolio, Josephine Brun, Lucille Brun, Marie Flcher, Evelyn Conroy, Lorens Golf, Agnes Dressendorfer, Agne Tancred, Helen Redmond and Agnes Rices; they were assisted by Sister M. Ga- briel, Sister M. Acquin and Sister M. Helen. Miss Gladys Krone played first violin, and Miss Bernedine Jeter second violin. Mrs. Urban presided at the pipe organ, and Mrs. Fred Mock directed. At the conclusion of the Mass the Bishop, clergy, the pupils and im- pay." Inspection of Hospital Following the dedication the hos- pital was thrown open for inspection, the people gladly availing themselves of the opportunity to make a thor- ough tour of the building Receiving committees of Sisters, nurses, doctors, St. Edward's Guild and Knights of Columbus were stationed in halls and corridors, but the principal figure was that of His Lordship, the Bishop, who, remaining in the vestibule, received in his own most gracious manner all those who passed through, and it was 1 really touching to see the numbers of non-Catholics, following the example of their Catholic friends, kneel and i kiss his ring. A lavish display of flowers, potted ferns and palms were used in decora- tion for the day, which added much to the daintiness and beauty of private docu- rn of ,keon. mense congzegatmn moved m proces , " "lrooms, wards and corridors, and elic- Walls throughout the building ex- smnal order to the new hospital, erm sur  e and adm]ra ' ' [ited wond " g, pr's "- cept in the operating room 'are fin- where were already gathered a large]tio n from the thousands who visited ished in a soft gray with ivory ceil- concourse of people eager to wtness s tal walls . . ." Ithe hoop" . lugs. In the operating room"  are the opening of the building, which the [ " " " 1" ] Tim St. Edward s Guild featured a finished in ivory enamel with wood- enhre mty, regardless of creed or po   , I . f . . "I linen shower and plate collection dur-I .... rk in white. All dosrs are of oak, tics, looks upon wxth 3ust prade and ' " i a I ing the afternoon and evening, and perfectly' plain, with no paneling, to admrat on. . both brought splendid results from eliminate crevices in which dust might t Messrs. A. h. Hendricks and Ed: the generous Fort Smithians who had i lodge. iward Fitzgerald Creekmore had the already contributed so liberally to- Electricity and gas supply the light honor of throwing open the doors to [wards the construction of the new ls3stem The he,tin' " tan' is the E ....... ,.'s . : g p . the Bishop, who accompanied only by IMercy ttospital. 0. system of Vacuum wpor steam. the clergy entered for the blessing* ard r hos tal occu ' la d ' ' " ; "" , Y pies an imposing site just beyond the the highest grade of porcelain, the returned to the entrance, where, fom Kead of Garrison avenue. It is a fire- i tubs of the recessed built-in type, the ! the balcony steps, His Lordship, the proof, U-stmped of four stories and a I closets of special design. Ihop, deliveretl a most eloquent ad- high basement, constructed of mat I Nurses' call system is of the silent 1 faced buck The foundation s of dress, which went straight to the i . . ' '" i. I type with the anmciator built into the hearts of the thousands listening in dark red brick, laid in hlack mortar, I d'e,. k of the head nurse ou e',ch floer L wth the superstructure of mingled [attentive appreciative silence. "  " " " [ond the main ammnciator ii the su- Referring to the general opinion shades o red laid in white mortar per:ntendent's office. The second floor is devoted exclu- sively o private rooms some in suites. The entire east wing of the third floor is allotted to surgery and com- prises two large operating rooms, two scrub-up rooms, a deliv.ery room, ster- ilizing rooms, doctors dressing room h two shower baths, but-m in- strument cases and supply cabinets. Each operating room is 17 by 19 feet with steriling room 12 by 18 feet in size connecting the two. Each has its individual scrub-up room, six by sixteen feet, equipped with best type surgeons lavatories with pedal valve:s. The delivery room for maternity cases is 12 by 12 feet with a surgeon's lav- atory installed as part of the equip- lnent. In this same wing are large, warm- ing closets for blankets and bedding for use of patients undergoing oper-" ations. Sterilizing capacity is great enough to include full-sized ma- tresses. Built-in instrument cases, have eighteen locked compartments for surgeons' instruments. Doctors' dress ing rooms "are also provided lockers. The sterilizing room is equipped with the "White Line" high pressure sterilizer, utensil sterilizer, instru- ment sterilizer, hot and cold water tanks. The remainder of this floor is given over to surgical, medical maternity and children's wards, six in all. The hospital is equipped with an automatic electric elevator, operated by ,a series of push buttons, numbered to correspond with the different floors. In the basement are the main kitch- en, dining rooms, cold storage rooms, v been (Sate.) .:,::va,tore ! Rum o," s as lollows. Pope Approves Methods "Secretaria of State of His Holiness, r' "Number 22415. "From the Vatican, Oct. 2, 1923. "Illustrious Sir: "I gladly hastened to submit to the i': benevolent consideration of the IIoly Father the text of the Statutes of Italian Catholic Action, intended to co-oedinate our great Catholic organi- zations and give them that unity of purpose which will facilitate the at-y tainment of the noble ai of cooper- ating in the Christian restoration of society.  i m :'H:; mHp:lrit::s 'd t=i h :t; tdien ;he : tlic MJnt, ,wa leased to ore that the Central Board, in the proper- ., ation of the statutes, has known how to obtain the object proposed without diminishing individual autonomy. In the brief time which has elapsed sinee its constitution it has given frequent proofs of its activity, of its exact com- prehension of actual problems .and needs and of its zeal in providing the most adequate means of meeting them His Holiness is therefore pleased to i bestow upon you and ,all the members of the Board well-deserved praise. !:. "Italian Catholic Action now enters :;/, upon a period of vigorous develop- meat; the solemn Pontifical Docu- ments have clearly affirmed how dear it is to the August Pontiff and what  fruits He expects of it for the propa- gation of the faith and the restora- tion of society in Jesus Christ There- fore, as every Catholic must feel the ' need and the duty to dedicate himself  , or at least to contribute to this apos- tolic work, so must he feel the need and the duty of coordinating, as far as possible the recognized agencies of ac- tion if he does not wish to expose himself to the danger of rendering his work sterile if not actually disturbing and harmful. "And as the activity of the organ- ized Catholics, inasmuch as it is the. participation of the laity in the proper mission of the Church is not a politi- cal but religious action, not a directive action in the theoretical order, but aa laundry, boiler rooms and incinerator, executive action in the practical or- also splint rooms, laboratory rooms, der, it is necessary that the various X-Ray rooms and dietetic class room. forms of this activity should find The ambulance entrance is also in the their coordinating center in the Ec- basement with ,an inclined runway clesiastical Hierarchy. Hence, the leading from the driveway at the rear functioning of the parochial Councils, to the elevator. Shoots from each 1 of the Diocesan Boards and the Cen- floor permit the sending of the soiled!tral Board in direct dependence upon linen tirectly to a special room in tlm the Ecclesiastical Authority. Natur- basement; from which it is taken and i ally these agencies must, in regard to sent to be laundried. Similar shoots the various associations, have lofty on ech floor are provided for dust and authoritative functions; because and debris which is also collected in a' only in this way will all Catholic en- dust-proof rom in tho basement to be  ergy have a single purpose and a rig- removed and burned, orous impulse. Furmshmgs" ' of the hospital are of  ,, Charity Must Combat Error  the most approved type of metal fur- Furthermore, as the motto of niture in dark oak coloring and soft l Catholic Action cannot be other than gray, which are now finding greater I that o:f the Pope; Pax Christi in Reg- favor among hospital authorities no Christi, so, in the explanation of throughout the country than the white their activity Catholics must ever bear enamel in vogue, for a number of in mind that if errors are to be corn- years. Beds have adjustable' le. batted, men must,always, be the ob- rests, included in the arrangement ofjects of brotherl love so that at the springs. Mattresses are of he' least by the path of charity they may be.t inaterial purehaall be ted to see the beauty of' our ])aith;. (Continued on Page 4) (Continued on Page 4) " i . 4,!