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THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 20, 1942 PAGE VEN III 00defeated Trojans Springdale, 47-7 eO.The Subiaco con- their unl Evictories 7 score Springdale, kansas ;It undefeated Tro- Academy their unbroken string of victories as they piled up score against the Bull- in the North- loop, last Friday was Springdale's home- and the Washington coun- were out to win for their miss Sarah Sue Henson. s made a gallant stand, i I 00tholic Union bf Arkansas I Rev. H. Wernke, Msgr. H. !tt|e Rock, Spiritual Director !Meurer, Little Rock. President runo LlenhF.rt, Morriltom j Secretary-Treasurer o. M. Wlllems, Sublaco, Q First Vice President 0rge Sttemel, Pocahontas, Second Vice President rter p. Hiegel, Conway. Third Vice President meetings are being con- la spite of many difficulties as tire rationing, crowded facilities, the im- g gasoline rationing and the all are being called on to added work in speeding successfully carrying out and war programs of The holding of is essential to out the program since there the is explained and en- instilled in the continued necessary to successfully Our program is such work must continue in difficulties and sacri- members must do so. Our War Program and of material as- to Our Government and Armed Forces, in the suc- Conduct of the War. In ad- to actual participation in Effort, our program is a of morale both of our as well as of those in the branches of our Army vy. Our Program of Ca- ction is more essential in e. of War than when Peace , although perhaps more to be carried out. .eXcellent and well attended of the Northwestern Dis- k as held at Subiaco on Sun- EVember 8, at Subiaco, in An- m.;l'Iall and the Parish School. Ction of the Most Blessed Raent was held at 1:30 P.M., Abbey Church, held by the Anthony Schroeder, O.S.B., E:  of St. Benedict parish. ldiately following Benedic- Joint meeting of the men's %men's organizations was to order by John Willems, eels acting as secretary. l hundred men and women la attendance. Rev. Michael Lensing, O.S. e Rev. Anthony Schroeder, , the Rev. Edward Chrisman; , and the Rev. George er, O.B.S., gave excellent Saniofa ir elUte ?o: doP d tl Society of America, our al affiliate, held at St. Louis, ! the past August. Rev. Abbott Paul M. Nahlen, , congratulated the district e Splendid attendance, urged Continue in the work of the 'tzation and called attention sacrifices all will be called ake in the future in the g out of the program of the lc Union as outlined. He rnplimented all in the work IL"allished in the district to the t time. ne Gocke formerly of Terre ],.Indiana, but now a resident l]e Rock, made a few en- d,  ng remarks to the assembly. holding the Trojans to 7 points in first quarter. But in the second period the hard-charging Subiaco line tore the Springdale forward to shreds as the Trojans back, Leu- ken, Phil Herlein, Barclay, Spinn- enweber and other made steadily increasing gains through tackle, guard and center. Subiaco piled up 27 points in this quarter, and scored twice in second half with second and third string reserves in action at least part of the time. Carl Lueken, Subiaco punter and ace halfback, led' off the scor- ing parade of seven touchdowns when he went I2 yards through the line for the first tally. The second counter came on a pass, Phil Herlein to Eddy Herlein, and the third ditto. Johnny Nolte, Su- biaco guard, blocked a punt and Eddy Herlein gathered the ball and streaked for a touchdown to account for the fourth score. Lue- ken scored again for the fifth tally on a series of running plays. Her- lain Brothers set up the sixth score with a long pass which Eddy car- ried to the 5, then Chuck Barclay reeled off the remaining yardage over tackle. The seventh and final touchdown came on running plays with Duke Herlein carrying the oval across. Subiaco converted five times out of seven tries at the i extra point. Three times Eddy i Herlein, flashy Subiaco end, kick- led extra point from placement once he converted on a pass from Phil Herlein, and Phil kicked the I fifth point from placement. The Springd'ale Bulldogs, who played a hard, clean game, but were definitely outclassed, got their lone touchdown in second period on a long pass over the head of a reserve back. Neff of Springdale pulled the oval out of the air and raced unhindered to goal. Springdale's conversion also came on a pass to Neff. The Bull- days never threatened seriously thereafter. Line Deserves Mdn Credit Subiaco's forward wall deserves a great deal of the credit for this ietory. The line went to work early and tore up the opposition's defense, so that the lanes were open for any back who could car- ry a ball at all. But the backs played an alert defensive game and, too, made the most of their scoring opportunities. They fea- tured running plays, using passes only to vary the attack. Jim Murphy, guard, played a great game in the line. Spinnenweber was among the star reserve backs. Subiaco's all-star starting cast was the following: Ed Herlein and Frank Gorrell, ends; Frank Perona (Capt.) and Butch Sacra tackles; Jim Murphy and John Nolte, guards; Joe Siebenm0rgen center; Chick Nolte, quarterback Chuck Barclay, left halfback, Carl (Hoot) Lueken, right halfback Phil Herlein, fullback. Subs giv- ing a good' account of themselves were: Spinnenweber, Oliver, Pa- hdino, Savary, Wirtjes, Post, Eck- art, Schluterman, Burnside, Down- ing, Norbert Gorrel. PIy Bauxite There Friday Subiaco plays Bauxite there Friday night, and finishes against: the Van Buren Pointers on Thanksgiving Eve, at Van Buren. Nothing short of an upset should defeat them now, though Van Buren unquestionably will give them an argument, as these old rivals always play each other hard football. The Trojans met their hardest opposition early, including Stuttgart, Clarksville, Fayetteville, and Russellville. eral points of the program of the Catholic Union. The Rev. George Strassner, O. S.B., gave a short outline of the work being done at the State Sani- torium Mission, being supplied by him from Subiaco Abbey. Father George pointed out that he has an address over the house radio J system of the Nyberg Building, one of the largest of the institution !lOcke is a nast-resident of to all rooms having reception facil- a: lana Branch of the Catholic 1tins. He further stated that he EI Sn,, of Ameren soon hoped to increase his visits J]..o-L-ienhart out State' See'y- from the one regular monthly visit ', also addressed the joint he is now making, until the goal is J' F. MOYE & SON MERCANTILE COMPANY DEALERS IN LIVESTOCK, GROCERIES, NORGE APPLIANCES, MOLINE IMPLEMENTS Phone 296 SEARCY, ARK. Searcy Tractor & Truck Co. FARMALL TRACTORS, INTERNATIONAL BUSES Heads Morris Bro. John Meier St. Vincent Pupils Aid In War Effort St. Vincent  The "Schools at War" program got under way at St. Vincent's school last week with the selection of a committee of re- porters, consisting of members of the tenth grade, the highest class here. These reporters had a meeting in which they decided how the pu- pils of St. Vincent's school could best live up to the ',Save! Serve! Conserve!" principles of the pro- i gram. The plans were then put before the assembled student body and all fell into line enthusiastical- ly. Among other things, it was decided that a drive be made for the buying of war stamps, all the children join the Junior Red Cross, and each boy do all he can to help raise livestock and poultry. With the interest of participa- tion in a contest the pupils of the different classrooms decided to vie with one another, each trying to get the largest number of old keys, rubber heels and old jar rubbers. All the ninth and tenth grade students qualified for membership in the "High School Victory Corps." hence they planned to add to the school's-%Schools at War" report all they can do to show that they are loyal Americans. To supply the shortage of labor due to the absence of the men in Service, all the children of St. Vincent's school helped more than usual this season with the crops. Although they had had' enough of field work and were glad for les- sons, they willingly went to pick up potatoes Friday afternoon when they were dismissed for the pur- pose. With the enthusiasm of red blooded Americans they realized that anything they could do to help supply the country with food was helping their brothers win the War. Report Shows Progress Of Education in Quebec Montreal. (K3 The progress of education in Quebec Province during the past 74 years is indi- cated in a comparative report is-I sued by the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs. In 1877 there were 66,178 teach- ers as again 30,970 in 1941. In 1877 there were 626 lay male teachers, 593 male religious teach- ers, 3,931 female lay teachers, and 1,028 female religious teachers. In 1941 there were 4,410 lay male teachers, 5,127 male religious teachers, 12,696 female lay teach- ers, and 8,738 female religious teachers. In 1941 there were 8,654 Catho- lic schools with an attencance o'f 720,850 pupils, and 655 Protestant schools with an attendance of 83,863. Financial assistance in 1877 totalled $2,600,000, and in 1941 it amounted to more than $40,000,000. Mass once each Sunday at the State Sanitorium. Carl Meurer, State President, called attention to many phases of the program of the Catholic Union and' asked each individual member to bear his share of the burden of the work involved in successfully carrying out its pro- gram of Service and Catholic Ac- tion. After adjournment of the joint meeting, separate business meetings were held by the men's' and women's sections. The Northeastern District held a most successful meeting at Paragould, with Sr. Mary's Par- ish, acting as host, on Sunday, No- vember 15, details of which will be given in ext week's Guardian. Many Extra Curricular Activities At Boys' School Morris School.  A glance through the latest school catalogue of Morris School reveals the enak- ings of a fine school. Besides a thoroughly Catholic educational system, the Francis Brothers sup- plement the training of the mind and heart with a fine athletic pro- gram. Scouts of Morris Troop 76, make a fine picture in this catalogue. But this is only one of many. Ac- tion shots one the basket ball court, a diver caught as he plunges into the water of a fine tiled indoor swimming pool, "On Guard" in the boxing ring, tennis, hiking, camping, all go to make up a well balanced school in the Heart of Arkansas. This year's athletic record is the finest ever. The junior softball team won the White County Tournament, which championship was celebrat- ed with a banquet last week at the Roberson's Rendevous in Searcy last week, at which time they were presented a beautiful 12 inch trophy. Have class tourna- ments in soft ball, volley ball, kick ball, and Ping Pong. Games are played every evening and geat interest is shown. Basket- ball practice started Monday, Nov. 16. Out-look is very bright, with the return of several of last years members. The Midgets hope to take the Cotmty Championship again this year, as they did last year. Present Scout troop of 24 mem- bers has this fall taken an over- night hike to Letona Bluff; all- day hikes to Red Clay Cliff and Harrison's Creek. They are tak- ing a very active part in the War School Program by collecting nmtal, rubber and paper. The boys are now working on their advancements for the coming Court of Honor in December. The Society For The Propagation Of The Faith Philippine Vocation This inspiring story of a Philippine Jesuit novice was told recently by Colonel Carlos Rom- ulo, personal aide-de-camp to General Douglas MacArthur and last man to leave Bataan before the surrender, to the Rev. Thomas B. Cannon, Director of the Jesuit Philippine Bureau of New York. The young man in the story was Teodoro Arvisu, an only child of ambitious parents. Teodoro wanted very much to enter the Society of Jesus as soon as he finished his secondary education at the Ateneo of Manila, but his parents forbade it, both then and four years later when the Ateneo conferred upon him his A.B. de- dree. As he was not then 21, he had no choice but to conform with their wishes and take up the study of law; but when in June, 1941, Teodoro reached his majority he immediately applied for admis- sion to the Society. After his acceptance, a series of embarrassing episodes began at the Novitiate, brought about by protracted visits from the no- vice's parents, which finally cul- minated in a law suit against their son. In view of the situa- tion, the Rev. John F. Hurley, ' Superior of the Jesuit Mission of the Philippines, decided to bring the matter to the attention of the entire country, announcing that if necessary he would take the case before the United States Supreme Court. The self-conducted defense of the former law student, who was a brilliant speaker, a/nounted to a public defense of the entire sub- ject of religious vocations. After hearing his beautifully phrased explanation that while he loved his parents and his home, the love of God must in times of conflict supplant filial love, the Judge de- clared that there was no case and publicly rebuked not only the par- ents of Teodoro but also all par- ants who stood in the way of their children's vocations. After this there Was peace for a while, but for a short while only; for when the draft came Teodoro's parents managed to have his name placed near the head of the list. So that it would not appear that Teodoro or any other novice had entered the Society to avoid in- duction, he was permitted to join the Army. The most dramatic incident involving the young no- vice, as reported by Colonel Rom- ulo, was his single-handed de- fense of a lone post on the front line of Bataan. Driving off Jap- anese snipers, he held his post until reinforcements came up, al- though every man with him was killed. As Colonel Romulo de- scribed it, "With a telephone in one hand and a rifle in the other, Arvisu held off the Japanese un-! til he at last succeeded in bringing up the reinforcements necessary to repel the Japanese at that partic- ular point." ---------- Deo Gratlas For more than three hundred years now, grateul Americans have been setting aside one day a year for formal thanksgiving. Both materially and in the spirit of our people we have been lav- ishly blessed. This year is no ex- ception, and the plight of our prostrate fellow-nations should cause us to redouble our thanks that we have been spared what they are suffering. We Catholics have even more to be grateful for because we have our Faith, that infinite Gift which becomes stronger add more vital in times of adversity. Hope too s ours, personified by the Church through the centuries. Although the outlook seems black now for her missions, past events have proved that the darkest moments often turn out to be the brightest. ! People all over the world, who before the year either knew noth- ing about the Church or who were misinformed concerning her, tot day have the opportunity to watch her priests and nuns, as well as her laymen in action. The reports which persistently trickle in of battle front conversions are osly a straw in the wind; it will be years before the whole story will be told. The best way in which to ex- press our thanks for all that has been showered upon us is in char- ity to those less fortunate than we. The Society for 'the Propaga- tion of the Faith is still getting money through to bombed-out missions and impoverished mis- sioners. Your diocesan director 'will see that your "thank offer- ing" is sent on its way rejoicing. Heroic Passienlst Although communications, par- ticularly from foreign ports, have been delayed and in many in- stances sadly disrupted, news still manages to "get through." At this time our readers may be surprised to receive word through Ceylon of conditions in China. The com- munique, which was released on April 5 from Ceylon, reports the heroic action of the American Passionist, Bishop O'Gare of Yuanling. "It is the Bishop, in flapping cassock and decrepit Panama hat, who leads rescuers to the bombed buildings after an attack. He goes first into the ruins, searching for the injured and directing first-aid parties. Now and again he becomes a stretcher-bearer. i "Once, when he had sent a stretcher party away from a bombed building, he heard a cry. Going into the ruins, he found an injured coolie. How could he get the sufferer to the hospital? Bish- op O'Gare solved the problem by hoisting the man on his back and carrying him a mile to the doc- tor." Rockets Romp Over Devildoss, 33-6 Little Rock.--- Led by Danny Sarna, small Rocket quarterback, who ran through the Morrilton secondary almost at will, and Pete Longinotti, halfback, who threw passes with amazing accuracy, the Catholic High Rockets tromped over the Morrilton Devildogs 33-6 in the North Little Rock High School stadium last Friday night. Sisters Honored By Subiaco Mothers Society Subiaco  The Benedictine Sis- ters, who teach the 8 Grades at the St. Benedict's parochial school here, were delightfully surprised Thursday afternoon when they lwere honored with a miscellaneous shower given by the members of the Christian Mother's Society of the parish. Honoree's were Sisters Mary Adelaide O.S.B., Mary Martina O.S.B., and Mary Maureen O.S.B., all of St. Scholastica's Convent Fort Smith, the Mother-house. Mrs. William Gorrell is presi- dent of the Mother's Society. The Sisters greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness of these Mothers. At their monthly Social last week Wednesday afternoon the Christian Mother's Societ.y elected new officers for the coming year. They are: Mrs. Gerhart Elsken who will serve as president of the active Society; Mrs. Emil Etzkorn, Vice President; Mrs. John Eckart, Secretary; and Mrs. Sylvan Sch- neider, Treasurer. The Rev. Bede Mitchell O.S.B., of the New Subiaco Abbey was a guest at the Social. Lunch was served by the presiding Committee Mrs. Martin Geels, Mrs. Charles Wagner, Mrs. Leo Lux and Mrs. Herman Frederick. Father of Two Priests Dies; Long Cathedral Usher Manchester, N. H. (E)Willian F. Davitt, father of the Rev. Ed'- win F. Davitt, O.S.B., of St. An- selm Abbey, and the late Ray. Lawrence Davitt, O.S.B., is dead here after a long illness. A native of Ashland, Pa., he had resided in Manchester for more than 60 years and served as usher at the Cathedral for 30 years. He was a member of the Fourth Sun- day Brigade, Holy Name Society and Sheridan Guards Veterans' Association. The game was hampered con- tinually by penalties, six being charged against the Rockets and four against the Devildogs. Never- theless, each side continued throw- ing passes at random with the Morrilton eleven completing nine out of twenty-seven and the Ca- tholic High team connecting ten times out of 16. The rushing ground attack was a lop-sided af- fair with the Rockets gaining 57 net yards and the Morrilton team minus one. The Rockets, who showed great form and a strong offense both on the: ground and in the air, were unable to score in the first quart- er, but on the first play of the second period, Oswald, bard- working halfback, squirmed through from the one yard stripe to score, Oberle scored on a plunge, to make the score 7-0. A pass from Pete Longinotti to Sarna moved the ball to the Devil- dog eight, from where Bill Oberle, small, hard-charging Rocket full- back, scored in two tries. The extra pqint was missed. The Devildogs attempted to pass right aer the kickoff, and Oberle promptly intercepted Poteete's pass and romped over for another touchdown. A try for placement was wide. Morrilton counted its only touchdown on a fumble, shortly after. A hard tackle caused Os- wald to fumble on his own 25. An aerial from McReynolds, Devil- dog :w0rk-horse, to Poteete, and a run by Koon brought the ball to the 5. McReynolds then scored on two tries at the line. A pass for the extra point was blocked. A blocked punt by Russel Mor- ris, hefty Rocket lineman, was recovered by the Catholic team on the Morrilton 25. P. Longinotti unlimbered his throwing arm then to toss an aerial to Noble, who lateraled to Sarna, who ran i through the Devildog secondary to score. Sarna also converted. Sarna then tried his own passing arm and connected twice with Browning, lanky end, and once with Oberle to move the ball down to the 1Worrilton 14. P. Longinotti then tbssed a pass to Sarna, who again eluded the whole Devildog secondary to scamper across. , The Rockets took possession on the Morrilton 25 and quickly scor- ed their last touchdown. After a leenalty moved the ball back to the 30, Oberle passed to Sarna, who again played tag with the Devildog Backs and finally ran across. 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