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Clinic ual, Emotional Divide Sexes BY FATHER JOHN L. THOMAS, S.J. Associate Professor of Sociology, L St. Louis University men and women really as intellectually, emotionally, and different from each other as nearly all men, in- some priests, tell us? Is every woman's place in the home her talents aren't domestic ones and she isn't duty. bound Alleged Priest Killer Charged Walden, Colo., (E)- Rex M. Hubbard, 20, of Colorado Springs, has been charged with first degree murder of Father John Degyarmathy, 72. The priest disappeared from his apartment in Colorado Springs on September 20. Eight days later his body was found in the trunk of his car, aban- doned near here. He had been strangled with his belt. Police said Hubbard admitted stealing the priest's auto. After studying people around me, I don't see how theories apply. I'm no fighting suffragette crusading for usually are, they will reveal dif- but some of the stuff you read about womanhood just ferent traits as adults. salt. Second, there is the implicit surprising that intel- Women experience a slow they read through some "stuff" you 'mention, Yet you'll have to admit Rot all cf it is written by have contributed fair share either by try- ignore real differences the mystery of feminine". No Person can deny that men Women differ in many ways. Our perennial m is to determine the 'of such differences, nature and degree, and , Practical implications in LVes. human problems have more discussion or veal more varied solutions, Udging from the past, "the of the sexes" is destined as long as tbere are and women living this side Of course, some peo- that the whole contro- zs really much ado about Obvious . differences and we may as well to live with them. Let manly and women worn- anly, and be done with it! This solution has one draw- back--it dosen't solve anything. What does St mean to be manly or womanly? Every society tends to develop its own defini- tions in the practical order, based primarily on the roles that men and women are ex- pected to fulfill in marriage and the family. Because the all- important task of bearing and rearing children necessarily in- volves so much of a married woman's energy, interest, and time, it is not surprising that we tend to think that "woman's place is in the home", yet this phrase has meant many differ- ent things and clearly tells us little about woman's native abil- ity as compared with a man. 4: * * PAST DISCUSSIONS of this problem reveal several common sources of error and confusion. First, there is failure to dis- tinguish between differences re- suiting from instruction and training and those rooted in nature. If boys and girls are raised differently, and they assumption that the male repre- sents the most adequate expres- sion of human nature. Hence, ,all differences are evaluated on the basis of this assumed ideal, so that whatever does not fit the difinition of ,what is mascu. line is regarded not only as dif- ferent but as interior or worse. Yet the Bible tells us that God made man 'male and female", and'to His "image and like- ness". Men and women are both images of God; their differ- ences stem from their mutual complementarity as a procrea. tive couple and are consequent- ly not strictly comparable. Third, there is failure to note that although sexual differences are distinct and permeate a person's entire being, individual men and women differ consid- erably in the degree of mascu- linity and femininity they act- ually possess, so that sex-relat- ed intellectual or emotional dif- ferences are very difficult to assess in practice. IN THE LIGHT of these ob- servations, Betty, it should be Fort Smith Shoppers Guide Regular Ft. Smith Parish Mass Schedules.___:_____:_." Conception of Garrison Avenue Masses: 6, 8, 10, t1:30. Days: 6, 8, L2:05, 5:30 7 and 8. Medal devotion after Mass. 3.:30-- 5:00; 7:30 before First Friday of Days 4:30-- St. John's Church 1822 North 8th Street Sunday Masses: 7:30 avd 10. Holyday Masses: 6 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. Week Day Masses: 7 and 8 Confessions: Saturday and be- fore all HoIydays: 7:30 -,- 8:30 P.M. and before all Holy Masses. St. Boniface Church 210 North t8th Street Sunday Masses: 6, 7:45, 9:B0 FERRARI INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines Phone SU 2-3493 125 NORTH 14th ST. FORT SMITH, ARK. Fentress Mortuary 1805 North A. Street PHONE SU 3-6178 Iort Smith Arkansas CLINTON FURNITURE CO. 919 ROGERS AVENUE FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS Phone SU 3.8281 "EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME" Food Center K Produce Exchange "For Those Who Care To Save'" 1120 Gm'ison Phone SU 2-S088 Port Smith Arkansas ARKANSAS VALLEY * INSURANCE COMPANY Clarence M. Sltarum - Insurance Mrs. Frances Moore - Real Estate Phone SU 3-1114 615 GARRISON AVE. FORT SMITH and 11 A.M. Holyday Masses 5:30, 6:15, 7:15, and 8:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. First Fridays: 6 and 8 A.M. and 7 P.M. First Sturdays: 6 and 8 A.M. Confessions:' Saturdays 4 to 6 P.M. and 7:15 to 9 P.M. (Same schedule preceding Holy Days). Christ The King 1920 South Greenwood Avenue Sunday Masses: 7, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 A.M., and 5:30 P.M. Holy Days: 7, 8, 9:30, 10:30 and 5:30 P.M. First Friday: 7, 8, and 1:25 A.M. Weekday (School days) 8, and 11:25 A.M. First Friday: Exposition and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament until after evening Mass, beginning at 8:10 Mass. Novena: Tuesday evening at 7:30, in honor of Our Lady. of the Miraculous Medal. Confessions: Saturdays, Vig- ils of Feasts and First Fridays, 4:30 to 5:00"P.M. and 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. and before all Masses. BARLING Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Sunday Masses: 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays at 7:00 A.M.; 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:30 A.M. Holydays at 7:00 P.M. VAN BUREN  St. Michael's Church: Sunday Mass: 90 A.M. Holyday Mass: 6:00 P.M. JENNY LIND  St. Mary's Church. Sunday Mass: 11.'00 A.M. Holyday Mass: 7:30 P.M. AMERICA'S FINEST CARPET MOHAWK - LEES Alford's The House of Carpet 1@20 Lexington DIAL SU 3-7236 Fort Smith,00Ark. THE GUARDIAN OCT. 27, 196113 New Miracle Advances Cause of Blessed Martin Vatican City, ([)--The canon- ization process of Blessed Mar- tin de Porres has advanced an- other significant step, but no date can yet be given for the eventual declaration of saint- hood for the Peruvian mulatto who came to the aid of slaves brought from Africa. The new step forward in Blessed Martin's case is the de- cision by the medical commis- sion of the Sacred Congregation of Rites that a physical cure attributed to his intercession is clear that there is no sound basis for making disparaging comparisons between men and women in regard to their intel- lectual, emotional, or psycho- logical differences. Not only do individual men and women dif- fer considerably in their na- tural abilities, but We know too little about the conditioning ef- fects of early instruction and training to hazard any general- izations in this matter. Men and women were designed to be companions and helpmates in a procreative partnership, and it is the complementary qual- ities needed for success and happiness in this partnership that should be stressed, rather than odious comparisons. Moreover, the "theories" you mention are not only irritating but harmful. Some people speak of woman's intuition" and man's "rationality", of woman as "heart" and man as "head", almost as if they were describing qualitative differ- ences in two distinct species. Yet women must also develop their "heads", their capacities for rationality, if they are to be companions and helpmates to their husbands and fulfill their obligation to society. Unfortunately, although girls now have excellent opportun- ities for education, many appar- ently feel that they can get by  on native intuition." They go to school not primarily to develop their talents but ot "get a man". According to statistics most are successful in the "pursuit", yet what are they prepared to con- tribute to the marriage? * * * DON'T BE bothered by tte theorists, Betty. Develop and use all the gifts that God has given you. If this isn't consid- ered "womanly", then there is something wrong with the defi- nition, for God gave you your talents to be used. Fort Smith Men To Attend Day Of Recollection Fort Smith -- A Day of Recollection for all men of the Fort Smith area will be held Sunday, November 5, at Imma- culate Conception parish. T h e day will be sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 996 and both Catholics and non-Catholics will be welcome. The Rev. Patrick M. Lynch of St. John's Home Missions Seminary, Little Rock, will con- duct the devotion. Lunch will be served by the Catholic Womens' club of Fort Smith. The day will open with a 7 A.M. Mass in Immaculate Con- ception Church followed by a coffee break on the roof garden of the parish school. Confer- ences will be held at 9 and 11 A.M. at the school and a luncheon on the roof garden will be served at noon. Confer- ences will resume at 1:30 P.M. followed by a question and an- swer period at 2:30. The day will close with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 3:30 P.M. in the church. beyond any natural explana- tion. Another cure ascribed to the Dominican lay brother's in- tercession was approved by the medical commission last Jan- uary. The Rites congregation is en- trusted with the work of in- vestigating cases of persons recommended for beatification or canonization. The cardinals who comprise the congrega- tion's membership must declare the two cures miracles if the canonization process is to pro- ceed. But the medical commis- sion's findings indicate that-ap- proval is likely. The first cure examined and found to be outside the realm of natural explanation occurred in 1948, when Dorotea Cabal- lero of Paraguay was instan- taneously healed of an intesti- nal occlusion. The second cure approval by the medical com- mission October 18 -- was that of Antonio Calvtra Perez. He suffered a foot injury in 1959 at Tenerife, in the Canary Is- lands, when a wall collapsed. He developed gangrene of the foot, but was healed instan- taneously, allegedly because of the intercession of Blessed Mar- ton. The commission which ap- proved the second cure was composed of nine physicians, in- cluding two orthopedic spe- cialists. ! Fort Smith Couple Celebrates Fifty Years of Marriage Fort Smith -- The Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Nevill Edward Kelly was observed last Saturday with a Jubilee Mass in the church of the Immaculate Con- ception, where they were mar- ried 50 years ago. The Very Ray. Thomas F. Walshe, V.F., pastor, celebrated the Mass, commemorating the Nuptial Mass celebrated by the late Rev. Augustin Stacker, O.S.B. Attendants were Miss Florence Beckman a brides- maid, and Henry Kuper, an usher, who filled the place of the late Lawrence Keating who was best man in the wedding. Grandsons Michael Kelly, Danny McGuire and Stephen. Kelly were altar boys and ush- ers were Kelly MeGuire and Floyd Garcie, a son-in4aw. Nuptial music was by Mrs. Bill Lensing at the organ and soloists Lawrence Kelly of Kirkwood, Mo., the couple's son; Margaret Fenolio, and Professor Maurice Deredeyn. A reception was held at the couple's home at 819 North Al- bert Pike immediately after the Mass. Mrs. Edward McGuire and Mrs. Lawrence Kelly had charge of the dining room and Mrs. Floyd Garcie kept the guest book. Assisting were Mrs. Louis Barry, Mrs. Henry Almil- ler and the couples granddaugh- ters, Nancy and Becky Kelly and Michele and Cecile Mc- Guire. A buffet lunch for the fam- ily followed the reception and a dinner party was given at the Old South Restaurant by Miss Beckman. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McGuire of Baton Rouge, La., and Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Kenny of San An- tonio, Texas. Mr. Kelly is a native of Fort Smith and the last member vf a pioneer family which has long been prominent in the Church and in musical and civic affairs. Mrs. Kelly was born in Anthony, Kansas, but came to Fort Smith at an early age, receiving her education here. They were married Oc- tober 21, 1911. T. J. Rappold Builders Supply Let us figure your building needs PHONE FA 9-4271 713 Oak Conway, Arkansas