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November 14, 1969

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THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 14, 1969 PAGE 3 Delivering Banquet Address EXcellency Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence P. Graves is pictured the Saturday night banquet that highlighted the first joint of the Diocesan Councils of Catholic Men and Catholic At right is H. G. Rountree of Rogers, DCCM president, the speaker. Drs. Bunten & Thessing CIIIROPRACTIC OFFICES 510 So. Pulaski Phone FR 4-5902 Since 1894 IIII Mayor Wants Help In Fighting Smut New Orleans (NC) -- Mayor Vic- tor H. Schiro of New Orleans has urged community leaders to unite in combatting the sale and distribution of obscene materials in this city. He said a new city ordinance was being drafted to halt the flow of objectionalbe materials but admitted that at present the police have "their hands tied by court-dictated procedures which favor the filth peddlers." I ratt-Monahan :'*'; FOREST FIRES I George C. Wyatt ,, THe S0UT, J IGHT -- LITTLE ROCK Simmons Trim Shop Inc. 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The statement urged citizens "to do everything in their power Bishops CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 to enable diocesan marriage tri- bunals to give "the kind of pas- toral consideration that is given to those now more favored." He said that requests made by the bishops to simplify marriage law proced- ures would help, but "will pri- marily be for the benefit of those living in the larger dioceses." People in smaller dioceses have problems, too, and circuit courts, staffed with the experts now available only in metropolitan areas, would enable the Church to help them better, he indicated. The entire next day was de- voted to the study of poverty and the Church's response. The Federation of Priests' Councils was not the only organ- ization seeking to work with the bishops. Committees of bishops met throughout the week with the Washington Black United Front, the National Association of Lay- men, the Interreligious Founda- tion for Community Organization and other groups. Coadjutor Archbishop JohnMc- to help make the events and ac- tivities of Nov. 13-15 peaceful. The statement was signed by the committee chairman, Bishop Hen- ry C. Bunton of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Pat- rick Cardinal O'Boyle of Wash- ington, Bishop John Wesley Lord and Bishop William F. Cretghton, past chairmen, and by five co- chairmen. --He noted that in May, 1969, the bishops established an Urban Task Force "to commit ourener- gies and our resources to aid the oppressed and disadvantaged in our cities." But, he said, "it has fallen short of our expecta- tions." The reason: "Our reluctance to accept a corporate commit- ment as a personal responsi- bility." Msgr. Hemmen CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 he became chaplain last August. He was born in Detroit June 16, 1899. He received his ele- mentary and secondary educa- tion at Sacred Heart School there. He attended St. Francis College, Cincinnati, O., before entering St. John's Home Mis- sions Seminary, Little Rock, to begin studying for the priesthood. He was ordained by the late Bishop John B. Morris in St. An- drew's Cathedral, Little Rock, May 21, 1925. His first assign- ment was as assistant priest at St. Roman's Mission House at Jonesboro. In 1926, he became superior of St. John's Mission House at Brinkley. In 1928, he was appointed superior of St. Fran- cis Mission, Forrest City. in 1930, Father Hemmen became pastor of St. Francis parish, For- rest City, a post he held for 15 years. During his tenure, he directed construction of a new church and establishment of a parish school. While in Forrest City, he was appointed Dean of the Eastern Deanery on January 1, 1943. The following year, he was hon- ored by Pope Pins Xll who designated him a papal cham- berlain with the title Very Rev- erend Monsignor. On November 26, 1945, Monsig- nor Hemmen was transferred to the pastorate of Blessed Sacra- ment parish, Jonesboro, and on July 26, 1948 he was appointed Dean of the Northeastern Deanery. in 1950, in observance of the 25Oh anniversary of his ordination, Monsignor Hemmen's Jonesboro parishioners sent him to Rome on a Holy Year pilgrimage. Parish groups sponsored severalevents to raise the funds to finance the trip. In October, 1952, due to illness, he was appointed temporary chap- lain of St. Michael's Hospital, Texarkana, and the next year he became chaplain of Warner Brown Hospital, El Dorado. On September 7, 1954, Monsig- nor Hemmen was appointed pastor of St. John's parish, Brtukley, a post he held for almost_ 13 years before being assigned to the chaplaincy of the Morris School in Searcy. His last assignment -- as chaplain of Warner Brown Hospital, E1 Dorado -- began last August. In addition to his brother, Fred, the Monsignor is survived by another brother, Aloys J. 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