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. ke, Joe, look like a piker .... " " it comes to g00tting decisions, t e .,l[ohn L. "y% ;; s that Joe used to fin- versa.r.ies. for-."r|gll ,al IWhat the he steps winner, the tllat difference dema.nd fight infar and Those, back, lSand drives nla.neuver, allinmay who is about, home their once f;w can re- Vo---me X|I Bish0 p ''[% ,A J. ' ,,| n OF.||L O.A. OF THI ,|OCl. OF. L| .O. nces  N E,   . PiS i "ien ni i  e i  ii that last March Lewis de- an increase of two dol- a day for a seven-hour day. the whole matter of the element and all the other facts are considered, it found that he has obtained he originally set out to get Perhaps a few extras. In time there have been and all sorts of threats and at reprisals against but actually there has been but no chastisement of boss. The average man good deal as if he had wit- the exemplification of a There was a lot of horse 'and for a while every one was real and then came and John L. Lewis is villain at all. It was all in i The people have been &tted into a new order. But 0tlere seem to be a catch in t0w do Lewis and his pals Way with their indifference !l success of the war program?  people cannot. Men are d into the service from all / of life and no one has  his duty or demanded a pay or other consldera, Money is being taken from rY checks of men and women [io one threatens to stop  Many people have put up automobiles because of gas I!! L rubber shortages. They [qon to buses and street [They get along without any r of articles of food and IK in order to help win the They buy bonds and con- :i to all sorts of helpful Yet in the midst of all operatlon John L, Lewis !in his tent. He refuses tel ! his underlings to work un- he demands .e gets all that .... t gets it. The administrauon l and puffed but couldn't Lewis. There is something With the authority of a gov- llt that allows one man to te the efforts of every one [.enator Byrd is right. Lewis i be prosecuted, if winning :i ar means anything to this n of her columns, Elsie quoted from a letter, t Was attributed to an old | great-grandmother, who ![ eighty years of age. In tter the old lady tried to What caused the difference [ the young people of her d those of the present day. r.% she hit upon the expres- LUblic opinion." According ][ aotion, the young People [er years had "public opin-  restrain them, when they e stepping over the boun- liue between right and [' She defined "public opin- '  "just a lot of people , the same way about cer- [igs" and "it just uncon- [,o  lut a wall around people, that nobody can cross, get- r out." This was a very gnosis of the situation, but |edy was suggested. The ,hat back in grandmother's Ublic opinion was a lot le 'thinking the same way," [.Was the right way. Today e public opinion exists, lt of people still think the [,a,V, but now, unfortunately, ,i  Wrong way. So human . re Yttll governed by the ! "IVat will people say"? [eValence of so many evil T, s at the present time is an I that "public opinion" Ving bad conduct. A little irvestigation will prove |re is no doubt of this. In [s of the great grandmother of above, divorce was an /[et thing. Most people .Udalized by the presence [Crced person in their com- [,,tUd rightly so. But now a,t!law has made it a matter e for Judges to sever the I,Ods, over which they [ real authority, but only |til one, that has come from Vote. Nevertheless, the atiment that di- The pos- breaking the marriage marriage in general And the fact that is approved by "pub- makes hasty mar- Divorce breaks children Authorities on that the vast n- delinquents and come from broken the cure for our pres- Wave is simple: "Pub- "-aaust be changed to we shall have lots the same way, way. This will a fundamental change of what Is_ respect- Ociety will nO longer current loose conduct. ke for a better and 7;g00o be a general J[o i modern educational tt if everyone were do- lti ne wants %0 be doing, '  be a happy world. In ::lVinced are many edu- '._thls is "a eonsumms- i E, on page 8 Auxili.ary Pontificates For Fr. Nix Jonesboro.--His Excellency, our Most Reverend Auxiliary deliver- ed the funeral sermon Thursday, November 11, at the funeral of the Ray. Henry W. Nix, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church at Engelberg, who died last week. Extrolling the dignity and high office of the priesthood as An- other Christ, Bishop Fletcher said that even after his death, Father Nix's influence will continue. Actually, His Excellency explain- ed, the death of Christ was only the beginning of His work. So it is fitting to believe that the New Church To Be Dedicated, Sunday The remodeled church at Rogers will be dedicated by ttis Excellency on November 21st. The Church was originally named the Church of the Assumption, but it will be dedicated now as the Church of St. Vincent de Paul. The pastor and parishioners wish to extend their sincere thanks to organizations and individuals whose kindness and generosity have made the improvement possible priestly work of Father Nix will] continue even after his remains .... are consigned to earth. ] II -,IL&| A -- =|,. Bishop Fletcher pontificated, as-I lllll(']. IKi]fK slated by the Very Rev. Msgr. Ed- ' =''='=' v.,* ward P. Garrity, as archpriest, the t s t Rev. W. J. Kordsmeier, deacon, and #1 |   the Rev. Joseph E. Milan, sub- /UUtll3 /t[;t;;t deacon. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John J. Healy was. master of cere- In China Little Rock. -- A meeting in monies, and the Mass was sung by the priest's choir. Other priests present were the Very Rev. Msgr. John B. Scheper, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James P. Gaffney, Very Rev. Msgr. James E. O'Con- nell, Rev. John M. Bann, Rev. O. P. Butterbach, the Rev. Gem A. Carns, the Rev. Rainer DeClerk, the Rev. Paul Desmond, the Rev. Joseph Doyle, the Rev. Amos Enderlin, the Rev, Joseph Feld- kamp, Very Rev. Edwin A. Hem- men, the Rev. Edward N. Hinck- ley, the Rev. Louis Janesko, the Rev. Gregory H. Keller, the Rev. I Thomas Kennedy, the Ray Jo- seph King, 'the Rev. Claiborne Laf- ferry, the Rev. Richard McCauley, the Very Rev. Chas. McCoy, the Rev. Francis McDevitt, the Rev. James McDonnell, the Rev. A1 Marchiano, the Ray. Joseph A. Murray, thee Bey. John J. Thomp- son, the. Ray. Joseph Walshe, the Rev. Edward J. Yeager, the Rev. John Boyce, the Ray. Joseph Burke, the Ray. George Strassner, O.S.B., the Rev. Paul McLaugh- lin, and Chaplain Kelly. The body lay in state in the chapel of Holy Angels Convcnt until its removal to Blessed Sacra- ment Church for the funeral Mass. The members of St. John the I Evangelist Parish were pallbear- ers, and members of Pocahontas and Jonesboro Councils, Knights of Columbus, were honorary pall- bearers. Father Nix is survived by a brother, Frank Nix of Noble, Il- linois, a sister, Sister Celeste Nix of St. Mary's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, a half brother, Coeles- tine Nix of Ingrehem, Illinois, and a half-sister, Mrs. Johanna Hin- terscher. Answers Critics Saying Church Opposes Science = .. Dublin. (l--Bcfore making the false but often-repeated charge of obscurantism against the Ca- tholic Church, critics should visit a Catholic college or university and see for themseh,es the num- ber of subjects and the vast fields of knowledge covered, His Emin- ence Joseph Cardinal MacRory, Archbishop of Armagh, asserted in an address at Maynooth Col- lege. Cardinal MacRory recalled that only recently an English writer, who was quoted widely, had at- tacked the Church and His Holi- ness Pope Plus XII for what he termed their opposition to knowl- edge, culture andprogress. The Church never has been op- posed to knowledge, which is real i knowledge and which is not in some way injurious, Cardinal MacRory declared. The Church, i he reminded, educates not only for this world, but for the world to come. Cardinal MacRory spoke be- fore members of the Hierarchy, the faculty, students and alumni of the college. He congratulated the institution on the progress made in the last year and said the fact that large numbers of men were prepared for the priest- hood by the college was a source of great consolation to the Mem- bers of the Hierarchy of Ireland. Requiem For Air Hero, Former Altar Boy Los Angeles. (g)Requiem High Mass for the late Major Lynn Mokler, veteran pilot of twenty- six air misons over Europe, was celebrated in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Clearwater, where as a youth he served Mass ar.d as a young man was a leader in Holy Name Society activities. A younger brother, Lloyd Mok- ler came from the army base at Phoenix, Ariz., forjhe services, China of two boys who lived in the same block and attended school together for twelve years was the happy experience of Sergeant John A. Vogler and Lt. Edward Oswald. The meeting of Sgt. Vogler, son of Mrs. Bertha Vogler, 1301 Barber Ave., and Lt. Oswald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Oswald, 1323 Barb- er Ave., was quite by chance. As related by Mrs. Oswald who re- ceived a letter from her son, Sgt. Vo&ler was out on the Air Field !to meet the P-40 that was due in. His amazement was overwhelm- ing when who should come from the cockpit but his boyhood ac- quaintance, Eddie Oswald. Both boys were too stunned for speech but after a firm handclasp words began to flow. Boyhood days were recounted over and over again. John has been overseas two and one half years, formerly sta- tioned in India, which Eddie re- ceived his wings last August at Selma, Alabama, from whence he was assigned to overseas duty. Both are members of St. Edward's Church and graduated from St. Edward's Paroclrial School and Catholic Hi School here. Last July while Sgt. Vogler was still in India he had the pleasant surprise of meeting another school-day chuYn, Capt. Frederick Hart. In letters to his mother, John says that he receives his ]Guardian regularly and enjoys the news from home immensely. :# Celine Falleur Wins Essay Contest Again It was announced to St. Schol- astica Academy that Marie Ce- line Falleur, a junior at the school: had won first place among tenth grade contestants in the essay con- test sponsored each year by the! United Daughters of the Con- federacy. The contest was held last spring before the close of school, but the winners were not announced until the UDC held its annual State Convention in October of this year. Miss Falleur is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Falleur, 814 North D St., Fort Smith. The title of the essay, which is as- signed for each class by the UDC, was, Generar Longstreet at Get- tysberg. This is the second con- secutive year that Miss Falleur has won a first place in this con- test; .in her freshman year she took state.honors for an essay on Beauvoir, Home of Jefferson Davis. Bishop Will 19edicate St. Vincent e Paul Church,. Sunday Rogers.His Excellency, Our Most Reverend Bishop will dedicate the remodeled mission:church of St. Vincent de Paul at Rogers on November 21. Following the dedication he will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Church of SL Vincent de Paul.v#as originally the Presbyter- bnn Church at Rers. It was purchased early in the century, and Consecrated t Most Ray. Francis J. Haas, wh( [ was consecrated and installed as  Bishop of Grand 'Rapids, on No- vember 18, by Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Apostolic Delegate to the United States. Co- consecrators were Archbishop Ed- ward Mooney of Detroit and Arch- bishop Moses Kiley of Milwaukee. Archbishop Samuel A. Stritch of Chicago delivered the sermon. The new Bishop was formerly Chair- man of the President's Committ- tee on Fair Employment Prac- tices. Harris & Ewing photo. Vigil Before BI. Sacrament Kept On Armistice Day Los Angeles. ()--A 24-hour vigil before the Blessed Sacra- ment was kept by members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Ca- tholic Wives and War Mothers of America on Armistic Day. Beginning at eleven o'clock on A:rmisiic Day morning groups as- sembled hourly at the Old Mis- sion Plaza Church, where the Blessed Sacrament is perpetually exposed, to pray for the spiritual and temporal welfare of their hus- bands, sons and daughters in the armed forces. moved to its present location where it has served the Catholics of the territory for years. When first dedicated, it was named the Church of the Assumption by His Excellency. During the years the Church of the Assumption deteriorated bad- ly. Through the generous dona- tion of Mrs. Vincent G. Gallagher of Chicago, the necessary funds for remodeling were -obtained. Increased number of Catholics at the mission, and.the he,.of many friends, made it possible to com- plete he renovation. A rew foundation was built, a new roof put on, a vestibule, choir loft, and confessional added to the front. Living quarters were at- tached to the rear. An altar given by the Rev. L. H. Schaefer of Tontitown has been rebuilt into a liturgical altar, with a canopy and a dossal at the back. The interior of the church has been refinished with celotex. The new altar rail in keeping with the general color scheme of the wainscoting and floor has been made. Pews were varnished and refinished, giving them a new ap- pearance. On either side of the sanctuary are statues of Our Blessed Moth- er and St. Joseph, donated by the Extension Society. The liturgical tabernacle, Benediction vestments, sanctuary ]amp, hanging crucifix, and Monstrance, were also gifts of the Extension Society. A new set of vestments was giv- ,en by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph I G. O'Donohue, pastor of St. Pat- rick's Church, Fort Worth, Texas. Other vestments and linens were given by the Sodality of Our Blessed Mother at Fort Smith, and a women's Sodality of St. Louis gave altar linens and altar cloths. I Living quarters for the priest have not yet been completed. About five hundred dollars is needed to finish this work. The mission at Rogers is grow- ing slowly but surely. During the past year there has been an in- crease of twenty new parishioners. The mission is now able to sup- port a resident pastor. The re- modeling of the church can be put down as a definite mark of prog- ress for the Church in the Ozarks. The remodeling was begun by the former pastor of Eureka Springs and Missions, Harrison and Rogers, Father Schaefer, and has been completed by the pres- ent pastor, Rev. Louis V. Stemac These priests and the parishioners wish to extend their most sincere thanks to those organizations and individuals whose generous gifts and works have made the under- takin possible. Observance To Be Mainly Spiritual Purpose To Thank God For Favors And Blessings, And To Intensify True Catholic Family Life Here Little Rock.----His xcellency, our Most Reverend Bishop announces plans for the commemoration of the Centenary of the erection of the Diocese of Little Rock, to open with the reading of a Centennial Pastoral Letter, on the Centenary date, Sunday, November 28th. Purpose of the program of celebration is two-fold: "To thank God for the favor and blessings received by the Church in the Diocese during the past hundred years, and to stimulate and intensify True Catholic Family Life which is the surest Bishop Sends 6reetings To USO Hostesses Little Rock.--His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop, sent Little Rock, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. 20, 1943, for the first category; John J. Healy, announces the January 20, 1944 for the second; opening of the Centennial Essay February 20, 1944, for the third, Contest for pupils in the Catholic and March 20, 1944 for the fourth, Schools. The contest is open to The title of the essay shall be: pupils in four categories: Third "The Centennial of the Diocese and fourth year high sbhool stu- of Little Rock." The essay must dents are eligible in the first; specifically deal with the sub- first and second year high school ject, "The Church in the Diocese students, in the second; seventh of Little Rock during the past and ,eighth grade pupils, in the hundred years." It should em- third, and fifth and sixth grade phasize the beginnings, growth, pupils in the fourth, and development of the Church, schools, and institutions. Its All essays must be submitted to length should not exceed five the Superintendent of Catholic hundred words. his felicitations and blessings to the Junior Hostesses for the won- derful volunteer work they are do- ing at the NCCS-USO on 112 East 7th Street, through the Club Moderator, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John J. Healy. Monsignor in ex- tending the message of the Most Reverend' Bishop said, "Our Be- loved Bishop is cognizant of the wonderful work that is being car- ried on here and sends to you his blessing." Msgr. Healy, guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Junior Hostesses of the Club Tuesday, Nov. 9, spoke on the part women have and will always play in the face of a crisis. As an illustra- tion he gave the Crucifixion of Our Lord, the greatest of all crises, when all the disciples, ex- cluding John the Beloved, leftarid three women Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Mary Cleophas, stood by to console Jesus in his last agony. "You have sometime to be proud of," Msgr. Healy continued, "in know- ing that you are to be the future mothers of this wonderful nation. You will bring children into this world for which our boys on every front are fighting. We are today living in another great crisis and we know that the women of today will stand by as they always have in the future." Miss Jane Ragan, Captain of the Junior Hostesses, conductec the business meeting which fol- lowed. The chairmen of the dif- ferent months gave a short report and plans were made for future activities. Vatican Receives No Foreign Mail Since September London. ()A Vatican Radio broadcast heard here apologized for failure to answer letters, stat- ing: "No foreign mail has arrived or left here since the middle of September." The Catholic newspapers of London leave no doubt in their readers' minds as to whether it was the Germans who bombed the Vatican. The Universe published a Vatican Radio report declaring that the attacking plane was seen flying low for "some time, and comments. "Why was the air- plane not attacked by the thou- sands of troops in the Rome area? One reason may be that they recognized the aircraft as their own." The Universe notes that the Rome Radio continued broadcast- ing during the raid, contrary to practice when Allied planes are around. The Catholic Times comments: "If it was not a German plane, why this freedom of the air?" The Tablet and the Catholic Herald suggest that exaggeration in the German exploitation of the raid rrve Nazi uilt. Announce Openin9 C,mtennial Essay Contest Little Rock.The Superinten- Schools, 2501 State Street, Little All essays shall be numbered at detected, such essays will be dis- dent of Schools of the Diocese of Rock, not later than, December the school. The names of the en- carded. The schools participating shall judge essays submitted in each school and forward two winning essays from each of the above categories to the Superintendeni of Catholic Schools, LittIe Rock Ark. From these the winning es- says from all schools in eact category will be judged and rat- ed by a special committee of judges. The first prize, in each category will be a $25.00 War Bond. Sec- ond Prize, in each category, $I0.00 in War Stamps. trants shall not appear on the essays. A separate sheet with the entrant's name, address, category and number must be filed with the Superintendent ot Catholic Schools, 2501 State Street, Little Rock, Ark., thus making the judg- ing a strictly impersonal matter. Participants may consult ref- erence books, teachers, parents, or friends, but actual composition and writing must be performed personally by contestants using their own phraseology and ar- rangements. If any plagiarism is guarantee of God's abundant blessings and providential care in the years to come." In order to achieve these aims, celebrations of a spirit- ual character have been de- vised. The Most R.everend Bishop hopes that this gen- eral program, applicable to all the Diocese, will give unity of expression to our efforts to com- memorate the Centenary of the Diocese in a worthy, edifying, and spiritually profitable manner. The general celebration will open on Tuesday, November 30th, the Feast of St. Andrew, the Pa- tron of the Diocese, with the Most Reverend Bishop celebrating a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Cathedral at 10:00. Clergy from all oyer the Diocese are expected to be present, and pastors will bring with , them representatives from their respective parishes. Reservations will be provided in the Cathedral for a representa- tion o Sisters and Brothers of Communities laboring in the Dio- cese. On the first Sunday of each month during the Centennial Year a prescribed sermon will be preached t all Masses through- out the Diocese. The matter to be covered by these sermons will be: The Universal Church, its Constitution, Organization, Au- thority, etc.; the History (Dio- cesan and Local) of the Church in Arkansas. Grade and High School students will participate irt our Centennial Essay Contest, announcement of which is made today. His Excellency urges that every attempt be made to make the en- tire Centennial Year a special time of prayer and spiritual activ- ity. The tragic condition of the world today and the need of draw- ing closer to God should be pow- erful motives for such a real Spiritual Crusade, particularly the restoring of hearts to Christ. Through personal holiness, will the family, the home, the Church, and the state be restored to the Sacred Heart. In regard to the celebration concerning each parish, mission or institution, it is the intention of the Most Reverend Bishop that parish celebrations take place during definite weeks assigned in the Centennial Year, from No- vember 28, 1943, to November 28, 1944. In this manner, a celebra- tion will be in progress contin- uously somewhere throughout the Year. Celebrations should begin on Sunday with services as solemn and impressive as possible, and !an appropriate sermon. Each day of the Centennial Week, there shofild be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, at a time when the greatest number of people can attend. Where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved, the closing Sunday should be a day of adoration, he Blessed Sacra- ment being exposed after Mass, and reposed after Benediction, in the afternoon or evening. During the Week, the faithful should assist at Mass, receive the Sacraments, and be present at Benediction daily if possible. Special intentions for each day of the week will stimulate the wholehearted cooperation and, participation of the faithful. School students should parti- cipate in the celebration by spec- ial historical pageants, plays or other exercises. His Excellency suggests that the local press be used as a means of calling attention to the cele- bration of Centennial Week, and to the Catholic history of the Diocese, Parish, or Institution. Local radio stations might be contacted, and interesting and in- structive programs broadcast. Each Centennial Week will be featured in The Guardian of that date so it is suggested that this , issue of the official paper be made more interesting by appropriate material.