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Qui .Vive? By The Sentry Clean and wholesome amuse- suffered a severe loss in the of George M. Cohan. The Doodle Song and Dance a real asset to the Ameri- He was strictly a legi- stage man and his dislike movies was well known. when he was questioned his attitude toward the mo- pictures his characteristic was, "If I had my choice Atlanta and Hollywood, take Leavenworth." Cohan a good example of a person made the most of his knowl- In his long career, he wrote hundred songs, many of were sensational hits, yet his in formal music did not beyond four chords in F He knew how to strike a chord in the ears of e great American populace. His "Over There" was given gov- recognition as a morale Despite his many suc- George M. was a modest Of his Broadway debut, he "What a flop I wasW His l brought him .millions of but every "hoofer" knew Was the softest touch on Broad- "Okay Kid" meant five dol- if you need it." But Znost admirable characteristic his loyalty to his friends. He part of every summer with old friends and neighbors at Brookfieid, Mass. Connie of baseball fame, and he t from the same town. When- any of Cohan's productions showing in a neighboring one from the old home could get a pass. Unlike modern executives, Cohan time for offices and files. about them, "My office been under my hat." the rare opportunity of the last laugh on a pub- When he was a young man a song to a publisher and back rewritten. Twenty- later, he was asked by publisher to glance over OPeretta. He rewrote it and it out to be a big hit. He a man of the people and he kept "the common touch." Was an outstanding example of fact that a playwright and Writer can be clean and suc- even amid modern smut. is a far cry from the episode Lear and the "Yoo-hoo" to the present days. Most will remember how so editors and public officials, y nothing of the mammas, Up to chide the General, be- he undertook to discipline soldiers back in 1941, be- of their improper attitude some girl golf players. the test of time has proven the General knew his military Recently; the newspapers an account of a booklet has been issued to all the troops, who were going into A most serious warning in one of the chapters. to do with the conduct of Hers toward the Mos- Women. One paragraph reads "You must not talk to women, never under any The most innocent addressed to a Moslem is an insult and is bitter- by the Moslem men." evident from the serious im- of the instructions given that Department can really when it wants to do reason why such care is in this instance is be- there is danger of upsetting nd friendly relations. question is, why do not the authorities exercise the precaution in this country, other countries for a good, a different reason? There been numerous reports on delinquency among "teen- girls, brought about by the of service men In our The military authorities aake use of their power in! and put a stop to such if they have a mind to do is no reason why we not have orderly conduct regard in this country. It that the Moslems have religious tenets. Some peo- this nUon have religious also and the present conduct that is winked at by give them grave con- The home front needs pro- also, interesting to consider the of the American peo- their reaction toward "Praise the Lord Ammunition." When first came out, the words to a Navy chap- is a Catholic priest. The Life Magazine came a large picture of him on cover. Anyone who had sense of things would no priest would ever use COmbination of words. It later that the priest de- he ever used these words, had any part in the ac- was attributed to him. in accordance with people expected. is a noncombatant and Is not allowed to take Warfare or to carry arms. would be a breach of in- law, which would en- lives of all noncom- Since the priest's denial in the fracas, a Pro- has admitted that responsible for the song. rther belated claim and an attempt to get some He was severely criti- of his confreres, not any rule of war, but Profane language in con- the demolition of a more likely that some ' on lmge 8 / / 6". THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK Volume XXXI LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, NOVEMBER 20, 1942 ,,,, i No. 48 U.S. Bishops, In Session, Sound Ringing Cal'0000For, Victory Immaculate Conception Natl. Day Of Prayer unified War Emergency And Relief Collection Approved For Laetare Sunday, April 4, 1943 (By NC.W.C. News Service) Washington.--The Archbishops and Bishops of the Unit- ed State have designated Tuesday, December 8rathe Feast of the Immaculate Conception--a National Day of Prayer for Vic- tory asking divine guidance and protection of our soldiers and sailors. One hundred and two members of the Hierarchy were present at the Annual General Meeting at which this action was taken this week. The two-day sessions were held at the Gen/00rals'Decora'ted Recent awards of the United S t a t e s Distinguished Service Medal, to high-ranking Army of- ricers, included these two Catholic Generals. Major General Clarence L. Tinker (upper photo), of Paw- huska, Okla., native Osage Indian who was lost in action while head, ing the Army Air Forces ir Ha- waii. Brigadier General Hugh J. Casey, of Brooklyn and Washing. ton, who distinguished himself in the recen t Philippine campaign (N.C.W.C.) Requiem For Benedictine, ISwmss Native Solemn Requiem Mass for Sis- ter Mary Benedict Rust O.S.B., who died at St. Scholastica Con- vent Saturday morning, November 14, was celebrated in the chapel there Monday morning at nine o'clock, November 16. Celebrant of the Mass was the chaplain of St. Scholastica, the Rev. S. J. Peoples, with the Rev. Patrick McCarthy as Deacon and the Rev. Peter Post as sub-Deacon. Rt. Rev. Abbot Paul Nahlen of Subiaco paid tribute to the d.e- ceased in an inspiring message. Taking as his theme the words of Our Lord, "Vent, Sequere Me", he reminded his audience that Christ had accompanied His in- vitation with a promise of the crown of eternal happiness; co nam virginum", and tAaClPeir r;rlayers should hasten the moment when Sister Benedict could reeivce her crown. See REQUIEM on page 8 Catholic University of Amer- ica, here, with the Most Rev. Michael J. Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore and of Washing- tton, presiding. Administrative Board Changes The Archbishops and Bishops selected the following members of the Hierarchy to constitute the Administrative Board of the Na- tional Catholic Welfare Conference for the ensuing year: The Most Rev. Archbishops John T. McNicholas, O.P., of Cincin- nati, John J. Mitty of San Fran- cisco, Edward Mooney of Detroit, Joseph F. Rummel of New Orleans, Francis J. Spellman of New York ahd Samuel A. Stritch of Chi- cago. The Most Rev. Bishops Karl J. Alter of Toledo, John A. Duffy of Buffalo, John Mary Gan- non of Erie and John F. Noll of Fort Wayne. Archbishop Rummel and Arch- bishop Mitty return to the Admin- istrative Board, but Bishop Alter becomes a member for the first time. Archbishop Rummel pre- viously retired from the Board in 1941 and Archbishop Mitty in 1938. Bishop Alter has served for seine years as an Assistant Bishop of the Board assigned to the De- partment of Social Action. The Most Rev. John Gregory Murray, Archbishop of St. Paul tim Most Rev. Edwin V. O'Hara Bishop of'fl:tas(City, and the Most Rev. :Hugh C., BoYle, Bishop of Pittsburgh, retired from the Administrative Board this year af- ter serving the maximum number of consecutive one-year terms al- lowed by the rules for the Board's constitution. Another unified War Emer- gency and Relief Collection was authorized by the General Meeting to be taken up on Laetare Sunday, April 4, 1943. This collection is tken up under the auspices of tht. Bishop's Relief Committee, whose I members are the Archbishops and Bishops of the N.C.W.C. Admin- istrative Board. The Most Rev. Mariano S. Gar- riga, Coadjutor Bishop of Corpus Christi, was authorized by the General Meeting to represent the Hierarchy of the United States at the Eucharistic Congresses to be held in San Salvador and Yucatan See PRAYER on page 5 NOTICE Due to publication difficul'- ties, "The I-lome Missioner", the Seminary Students' Pub- :lication will be discontintted for the Duration, the "Home Missioner" Staff announces. The Seminary paper was pub- lished monthly for three suc- cessive years It grew rapidly from a mimeographed leaflet to a splendid four or eight page publication. Next to the efforts lot the students and the direct- ion of the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph A Gallagher, Moderator, : the paper owes its success to the printing facilities offered by Mr. John Pruniski of North Little Rock. AT ARMY "CATHEDRAL IN THE PINES" 'American and Australian soldiers attend Mass, "Somewhere Down Under," held in a small enclosure ' in the bush, with a crude altar and seats constructed by the troops.' They have called their chapel/ 'The Cathe4rl in the pines." The Chaplain pictured is Father Anthony G. Crroll, S.'J.. formerly ofi Boston College, Official Australian photos. _(N.C.W.C.)  lope Thanks Bishops Of U.S. For Constant Cooperation In Efforts To Aid War Victims Washington. (E)The "heartfelt gratitude" of His Holiness Pope Plus XII for the spiritual and ma- terial cooperation extended by the ttierarchy, clergy and faithful of America in his "ceaseless efforts to bring to Our suffering children throughout the world every pos- sible assistance in their hour of need," was expressed in a mes- sage, personally signed by the Holy Father, read at the Annual Meet- ing here of the Archbishops and. Bishops of the United States. The message of the Sovereign Pontiff also told the Archbishops and Bishops of the "profound sense of paternal satisfaction" which their "constant and understanding collaboration affords Us in these trying times." Cablegram of Response A cablegram of response, was sent by the American Hierarchy, signed by the Most Rev. Michael J. Curley, Archbishop of Balti- day "are torn between doing a ser- vice for their country or joining the WAAC or some other women's aid-to-defense organization," Mon- signor Flanagan asserts that "a mother's place is in the home." "No matter how badly she may i be needed elsewhere, her duty is i to her children," he ad'ds. "It is a law that no nation can amend. Woman's place is in the kitchen, not on the parade ground." "Parents should remain close to their children," he writes. "They should help them and guide them, so that in the days ahead our i youth of today won't have such a terrible problem on their hands." Monsignor Flanagan also urges that youth be kept in school dur-. ing these times as long as pos- sible so as to receive the maximum of education and training not only for possible service in the armed forces later but for the task that See MOTHE on page 8 Asserts Mother's Place Is Still In Home Despite Demands Of War Effort New York. (EAmerican par- ents, particularly mothers, are warned against neglecting the youth of the nation in their pre- occupation with the task of aid- ing the war effort, by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, in an arti- cle appearing in the December is= sue of Esquire. The article entitled, "To Fath- ers in Wartime," stresses that the nation's youth forms "the back- bone of our country" and that "we are going to need strong, well- trained intelligent young men and young women to take their place in the nation's post-war affairs." "We must school them for what- ever eventualities may be forth- coming," Monsignor Flanagan adds. "That education should be- gin right in the home. The par- ents are youth's best teachers." Saying that many mothers to- rnore and of Washington, who pre- sided at the Annual Meeting. This message, addressed to His Emi- nence Luigi Cardinal Maglione Fapal Secretary of State, said: "Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops of the United States in Annual Meeting at Catholic Uni- versity, Washington, send cordial expressions of filial homage to our Holy Father and beg his Apostolic Blessing Eagerly accept this oc- casion to express grateful appre- ciation for gracious message con- veyed through Apostolic Delegate and to pledge anew to the Holy Father our best efforts to aid in Hm fulfillment of his mission of apostolic charity to war victims." The personal message from the Holy Father said: "The Annual Meeting of the Hierarchy of the United States of America offers Us once again a fitting occasion to convey to you, beloved sons and venerable breth- er, the expression of that pro- found sense of paternal satisfac- tion and heartfelt gratitude, which your constant and understanding collaboration affords Us in these trying times. Spiritual, Material Cooperation "The devoted attachment to the Holy See on the part of the belov- ed faithful of the United States has, through your zealous leader. ship, manifested itself anew dur- ing the past year in spiritual and material cooperation, that has proved an inestimable source of solace to Us, in Our ceaseless ef- forts to bring to Our suffering children throughout the world every possible assistance in their hour of need. We would assure you especially of Our pleasure at learning of the generous purpose of the American Hierarchy to come to the aid of the Common Father of all the faithful again this year, that the pleas of the unfortunate victims may be answered, more adequately and more universally. "It is Our fervent prayer that Our Divine Lord may reserve for the generous and thoughtful col- laborators of His Vicar on earth an abundance of heavenly recom- pense. As an earnest of that Di- vine favor and in affectionate tes- timony of Our grateful benevol- See POPE on pate 5 Bible Text Used To Announce Church Bus Cannot Operate London. (/ Gasoline shortage had curtailed 'bus services in many parts of the country, and in some towns the Sunday morning sched- ules are "off." The local newspaper at Burton- on-Trent carried an advertise- ment wlich said: "Bus to Ca- tholic Church will not run tomor- row. (See Isaias XL, 31.)" The text indicated reads: "But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint" IKnights Plan Party For Orpha,00s Little Rock.The annual Christ- mas party for children at St. Joseph's Orphanage will be held at 7 o'clock, Thursday evening, December 17, at the orphanage, under the sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus Council 812 it was announced this week by the committee in charge. Ar- rangements for the annual affair are now being made by the com- mittee appointed by Grand Knight J. R. Helbron, and announcement of the program will be made within the next two weeks. The committee in negotiating also announces that bus service will be available to and' from the orphanage at 5 minute intervals beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner Counsel For Just Peace , (By N.C.W.C. News Service) Washington.A ringing call for victory for the United States and its allies in the present world struggle, with the warn- ing that we are engaged against an enemy that would create "a slave world" and that com- promise is impossible, is sound- ed in a statement made publi here on behalf of the Catholic Hierarchy of the United States. Entitled "The Bishops' State- ment on Victory and Peace," the pronouncement was considered and' adopted at the Annual Gen- eral Meeting of the Archbishops and Bishops of the United States held at the Catholic University of America here with 102 members of the Hierarchy in attendance. It is signed "in the name of the Bishops of the United States" by the members of the Administra- tive Board of the National Catho- lic Welfare Conference. Emphasizing the fact that Ca- tholics are exerting every effort m support of the Government's war program, and will continue to do so, the Bishops turn to the peace that will follow the current strife and indicate the principles which must underlie it if it is to be just and lasting. "We urge," the Bishops say, "the serious study of the peace plans of Pope Pins XII which insist that justice be in- spired by lovefirst, love of God, and then love of every huran be- ing." "Even while we meet here," the Bishops point out, "the exigencies of war have driven our armed forces into unexpected areas of conflict in Africa. Our President, in letters addressed to the rulers of all the friendly nations con- cerned, has given solemn assur- ance that the United States has no designs of petTaanent conquest or sordid interest. Our aim, he pled- ged, is to guarantee to countries under temporary occupation as well as to our own the right to live in security and peace. We Bishops are confident that the pledge of our Chief Executive, not lightly made, faithfully mirrors the mind and conscience of the American people. That pledge is in full har- mony with the expression of high purpose which the President made to the Catholic Bishops of the United States when our own ccuntry was plunged into war: 'We shall win this war and in vic- tory we shall seek not vengeance but the establishment of an inter- national order in which the spirit of Christ shall rule the hearts of men and of nations.'" "Our country has been forced into the most devastating war of all times," the Bishops' assert. "This war, which is the absorbing interest of all the world', involves unquestionably the most import- ant moral issue of today. Some nations are united in waging war to bring about a slave worlda world that would deprive man of his divinely conferred dignity, re- ject human freedom and permit no religious liberty. We are as- sociated with other powers in a deadly conflict against these na- tions to maintain a free world. This conflict of principles makes compromise impossible." Recalling that "from the mom- ent that our country declared war we have called upon our people to make the sacrifices which, in Ca- tholic doctrine, the virtues of patriotism, justice and charity impose," and that "in every sec- tion of our country the voices of our Bishops have been heard," the statement continues: "In the discharge of our pas- toral responsibility, we are grave- ly concerned about the world peace of tomorrow. "Secularism cannot write a real and lasting peace. Its narrow vision does not encompass the whole man, it cannot evaluate the spirituality of the human soul and the supreme good of all mankind. "Exploitation cannot write a real and lasting peace. Where greedy will be served at 7 o'clock, might and selfish expediency are Members of the committee in made the substitutes of justice charge of arrangements are: J. there can be no securely ordered W. Mitchell, chairman; John Pru- world. niski, S. J. Lynch, L. H. Lipsmeyer "Totalitarianism, whether Nazi, J. E. Hornibrook, C. H. Richter: Communist or Fascist, cannot Dabbs Sullivan, J. A. Healey, , write a real and lasting peace. The L. Sullivan, R. S. Peters, Walter State that usurps total powers, by Koehler, Julian Nabholz, Ed J. that very fact, becomes a despot Pope, Sr., Harry Snider, G. F. Tim- to its own people and a menace rains, Leo J. Byrne, S. J. McNeil to the family nations. and Mr. Helbron. Catholic Girl oungest Air Field Solo Flier Lafayette, La. 00--Miss Dolores Gros, 16-year-old senior of Mount Carmel Academy, is the youngest woman flier ever to have soloed at Girard Field, Lafayette. The Spirit of Christianity can write a real and lasting peace in justice and charity to all nations, even to those not Christian." Asking "our people to be unit- ed and prepared to make every sacrifice which our Government deems ecssary for a just and See PEACE on uago 5