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mlnmmlml m of Kings S, R. Ssvd, S.J. I'w Add|rim ISv,b. Fees e MI oloq pldwe- slmy monthly ml|Hinl, TIMELESS TOPIX: St Pill I, Minn. 1945. FASCINATIN@ OANC.E! X VVILL GIVE VER YOU HATED FOI I A=JK TI,.E z 's Academy, Ft. Smith, Homecoming Queen Anne's Ace- crowned Shirley Queen of the an.- at an elaborate ceremony, held last in the auditor- Conception was elected by ,tes, after having been by the senior class as in the race to elect ',oming queen for the St. for their last of the season. Ann class candidate, Helen Ann Lynch, Council, was master of ceremonies and announced the numbers. Rev. John C. O'Dwyer, athletics spon- sor for St. Anne's, introduced Mr John Thompson, senior high school coach, who was the speaker of the evening. Rev. J. N. Doyle, assistant pastor at Immaculate Conception church presented gifts from the Athletic Association to the queen and her court. Besides the crowning ceremony, the program included the singing of the school pep songs, and closed with the audience joining in the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Singing was directed was third; Mary Ann by Maurice Derdeyn, Glee Club placed fourth; Dieqtor. June Moore senior ,1 e queen and her maids rode th, mnt irdividual tin a decorated car to the stadium ............ ' h r ne fourth maid to the [ w e. e they occuozed, a reserved ' lsectzn of the grandstand and ' r maids "-'ueen reigned during the homecoming y. ne .- '  . r lgame between St Anne's and aown me cenm r ' ' G eenwood hzgh school auditorium and took .  : : . ", oa the stage. She wore with net shirt and bodice. Her long court figured white silk was With gold sequins and to a standing collar She wore an orchid d carried a huge arm white chrysanthemums. first lady in wait- queen, wore blue net white and yellow Helen Ann maid, wore pink and carried pink and Mary Ann Lovoi, also wore pink net and bouquet. Peg- ore, fourth maid, was ffon trimmed with os- and carried white, and Little, Gwen Ellen of the queen, was She was dressed in Carried a basket of pink flowers. The second dressed in pink, was Beland, niece of Ann Hendricks, the brother, was crown little Bob Jeff Moore train bearer for the Bhirley was escorted to and crowned by Bob St, Anne's Bur- was assisted by Carl Billy Berryman, St. Anne's Student Best Against Bomb )--Religion is our against the atomic which there is ao defense, Archbishop of Boston, told of the Knights of at a special Mass on bay in Holy Cross Ca- is ripe for a spiritual Archbishop said. we need more iritual men, men in spirit to and Calvary to learn lues. sleep, com- rk, the Prelate warn- the the Mount, the Crib, the Church must be seriously if we are to of truth are idle, of evil are rampant; million Catholics and of Christians of tions have been by a com- a mere aeir enemies are mul- mselves from cell to aralet to hamlet and city---confident that Here', that they ver do," the Arch- "religion--all re- the first victim. ,religion goes, the end Academy Honors Father O'Dwyer At Fort Smith Fort Smith.--Saint Anne's Aca- demy students honored Rev. John C. O'Dwyer with a farewell pro- gram, held last Friday in the as- sembly hall. Father O'Dwyer, who has been appointed to Searcy, has served as Sodality adviser, re- ligious teacher, and athletics spon- i sor at St. Anne's for the past two i and a half years. I The program opened with the i singing of '"A Monestary Garden" by the combined boys' and girls' Glee Clubs. Also on the.program was a tap dance and song by Jean Johnson and Patsy Nelson; "My Buddy" sung by Don Haaser, with chorus by the members of the foot- 'ball team a burlesque ballet number by Dan Bullington, Harry White, Jim Joe Moore, and Dick Dillard; "Bless This House" sung by the Glee Clubs, and presenta- tion address by Bob Brun, captain of the St. Anne's Buffaloes. Joan Janik, Sodality Prefect, announced the numbers. The program closed with the assembly singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner". Mary Ann Hammer was accompanist. After the program Father O'Dwyer spoke to the students, thanked them for the gift from the students and from the Sodality Mothers' club which he also spon- sored, and in telling them good- bye gave them the rest of the day .s holiday. Father will be great- ly missed by the students and faculty of St. Anne's because of his interest in the activities of the school and because of his untiring and generous cooperation in all that concerned the spiritual, phy- sical, and mental development of St. Anne's boys and girls. Steps For Preparing World Bill of Rights Urged In Statement New York. (Archbishop Rob- ert E. Lucey of San Antonio and the Rev. John LaFarge, S.J., edi- tor-in-chief of America, are listed among signers, of .a statement, is- sued here urging zmmedmte steps to draft an international bill of rights. The statement proposes the ap- pointment by the first meeting of the United Nations General As- sembly next January of a small and carefully selected Commissior on Human Rights, as provided for in the UNO Charter, to formulate a declaration of human rights and to stinulate world-wide dispus'- sion of an undestanding for the i problems involved. The statement was signed by 21 leaders in the field of religion, education and the law, who com- pose the committee on human rights of the Commission to Study the Organization of the Peace. Dr. James T. Shotwell is chad- of the commission. THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 23, 1945 "Repatriation' Of Poles Into Soviet Zone Should Stop Chicago. )--Suspension of the "repatriation" of displaced Polish citizens lrom the American and British zones of occupation into the Soviet zone, and a Congresional investigation of the situation are urged in a petition by the Polish the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The petition says these displaced Poles are forced to live under ",de- plorable" conditions and "that the treatment accorded Polish citizens now living within the American and British zones of occupation in Europe not only contradicts every accepted rule of humanitarianism but constitutes an outright denial of all the ideals for which the war was fought." These Poles, the petition de- clares, "are subjected to physical and moral hardships which are obviously aimed at forcing them to accept the dreaded 'repatriation'. This amounts to enslavement, de: portation, and in many instances even death." Displaced Poles, the total of whom in Europe and the Middle East is estimated at two millions, "are facing with horror the pos- sibility of being forced to return to Soviet-occupied Poland, as news of daily executions, arrests and deportations to Siberia confirm: their fears for their own fate," the petition says. The petition, signed by Chaes Rozmarek, president of the 'o- lish American Congless and other officers, asks the foilowing meas- ures: (1) Immediate correction of the "deplorable practices" governing the treatment of Polish citizens in the U.S. zone of occupation in Europe. (2) Appointment of a member of the Polish American Congress to get in an advisory capacity to U.S. military authorities regarding the problem of Polish displaced persons. (3) A Congressional investiga- tion to ascertain U.S. responsibil- Reds Seek To Force Eastern Catholics To Break With Rome Vatican City. (t0 -- Attacks against Catholicism continue in the regions of Czechosolvakia and Po- land that have Leen inco-'p,wated into the Ukraine So'-iet Republic, acording to reports received here. About five million Catholics ot the Byzantine Rite and Greek Umats reside in tlzse area These Eastern Catholicsl who are in spiritual union with the Holy See, recently received an appeal from Patriarch Alexius of the Moscow-sponsored Ortho- dox Church urging them to break their bonds with Rome. Some time ago, the Catholic Bishops of this region were deported. Tak- ing the absence of the pastors as a pretext, the Soviet authorities issued a decree placing the ad- ministration of these Greek Cath- olics in the hands of a "Committee for the Transfer of Greek Cath- olics to the Orthodox Church," which is composed of three apos- tate priests. Last July the Catholic clergy of the Diocese of Llow protested against this persecution, and pub- licly affirmed their will and that of their flock to remain faithful to the Church of Rome. They repudiated the new committee and asked liberation of the Catholic Bishops. In support of their de- mand for respect of religious lib- erty they cited Article 124 of the Soviet Constitution, but their rep- resentations have remained with- out effect, as far as is known here. Courage ()f Priests And Nuns Inspires Nurse's Conversion Bridgewater, Mass. (E) -- The courage and sacrifice of imprison- ed priests and nuns in the Philip- )ines led to the conversion to the Catholic Faith of Lt. Phyllis A. Iacobucci, Army nurse who was a prisoner with them. Lt. Iacobucci, a resident of Corning, N. Y., was baptized at St. Thomas Aquinas Church here by the Rev. Henry Carr, O.S.A., himself a former internee of the Japanese. Father Carr was at St. Augustine's College, Iloil0, when war struck. On the following day Father Carr officiated at the wedding of Lt. Iacobucci's close friend, Lt. Helen M. Cassiani, of Bridgewater, Catholic Army Nurse who spent three years with her in the intern- ment camp at Santo Tomes Uni- versity in Mamla. The two nurses were liberated last winter. On her return to the United States in March Lt. Iacobucci told of the deep impression the courage and sacrifice of the Catholic priers and nuns at Santo Tomes had made on her. Sixteen Nations To Participate In Inter- American Seminar Washington. (10  Representa- tives of 16 countries have accepted invitations to participate in the Inter-American Catholic Seminar i of Social Studies, which will be held at Belen College in Havana, January 2 to 4, under the auspices of Junta Nacional de Accion Cato- lice Cubana and the Social Ac- tion Department, National Cath- olic Welfare Conference. The nations which already have accepted invitations to send rep- resentatives include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rice, Panama and Trinidad. American Congress to members of Sties in the present situation in Poland and in the fate of Polish fighting forces and Polish dis- placed persons, "and to disclose fully the condition under which Poles within Poland as well as outside of Poland are forced to live." (4) Pending the conclusion of this investigation all repatriation into the Soviet zone should be suspended. (5) The following persons should be called as witnesses in the proposed Congressional in- vestigation: James F. Byrnes, Secretary of State; Edward R. Stettinius and Hen'y L. Stimson, former Secretaries of State: John J. McCloy, Assistant Secretary of War; Ben. Dwight D. Eisenhower; Ben. Mark Clark; Mr. Earl Har- rison; and all members of Con- gress who have visited camps of Polish armed forces and displaced persons. New Rulin8 On Surplus Aids Institutions Washington. (10  Catholic schools, colleges and hospitals will be among those to benefit under a new regulation of the Surplus Property Administration, here, al- lowing a discount of 40 per cent from "fair value" on orders by or for educational and public health institutions not operated for profit. The new ruling is "designed to put into effect the policy" of Sec- tion 13 of the Surplus Property Act, the announcement said, and "to channel surplus goods on the basis of need to non-profit school systems, libraries, universities, re- search institutions, hospitals, medi- cal or sanitational institutons." Property that may be acquired on the new preferential basis in- cludes not only goods directly used for health and education but also those needed for operational purposes, such as plumbing and heating equipment, machines, and laboratory supplies. The discount will be a11owed whether the purchase is made by the institution itself or by a State of local government acting on its behalf. In addition to acquiring goods one preferdntial basis, any non-profit institution will be en- titled to compete for merchandise on the same terms and conditions as other purchasers, when surplus property is offered for sale on a competitive basis. An institution's eligibility for a discount will be determined by the Federal Security Agency, with the United States Office of Edu- cation and the U.S, Public Health SerVice operatipg within the F. S. A. to handle and review re- spectively cases involving educa- tional and medical institutions. To permit the institutions to ex- ercise thelr purchase privileges, disposal agencies will notify them of available properties, it was an- nounced. Lists of institutions and agelcies eligible for the benefits under the new regulation will be drawn up by F.S.A., and institu- tions will be placed on current mailing lists on request, it was announced. Rural Sodalities Are Asked to Promote the Christian Economics St. Louis, Me. Promotion of Christian philosophy and econo- mics is suggested to rural Sodal- ities by The Queen's Work here, i Sodality central office of the United States and Canada. "4-H Clubs can be promoted by I the Sodality, which is ideally suit- ed to inject a Catholic spirit when 'necessary," the suggestion con- tinues. "Advancement of coop- eratives and credit unions fall un- i der the economic interest of dero- ]cratic people. Some of your So- i dalists will appreciate an oopor- tunity to study the cooperative movement.; some of them will wish to inaugurate cooperatives." Four American Soldiers Received In Rome Vatican city. (E)Four more American soldiers stationed in Rome have been received into the :Church at St, Peter's Basilica by the Rev. Wilfred Hurley, C.S.P., rector of the Church of Santa Susanna, the American church here. The four soldiers are Buell Do- lan, Chicago; Edward Mackey, New York City; Richard Lystad, Bay City, Mich., a:)d Robert At- kins, Lewiston, Idaho. John M'Cormack's Home Will Become Hospital London. (EThe famous home Of the late John MacCormack, Irish tenor, at Moore Abbey, Monasterevan, in t County Kildare, is to become a Catholic hospital, it has been learned here. The house was bought four years ago by the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, who are to turn it into a womans hospital for the treat- ment of epilepsy. The war inter- rupted the work, but alterations it was reported, now are in progress. - PAGE FIV 7 G__0od Use..Made Of Plane 00hfreckage By Internees, / Freed Priest Recounts By Sgt. Paul G. Sturgess, U.S.M.C. Fukuoka, Japan. (E)--American ingenuity ,turned the wreckage of a B-29 into a hundred small items that made life more bearabJe for civilian internees of the cam:)'at Kobe according to. Father Henri Robillard, a Sulpician of Montreal, who spent 45 month in tour in- ternment camps on Kyuslm, witiz five other members of his rehgious community. Small electric stoves, used 14 hours per day for cooking and heating, were the most important items fashioned from pieces of metal taken at night from the wreckage, he said. American engineers end technicians captur- ed on Wake Island also used aluminum scrap for every type of kitchen and cooking utensil, from frying pans to forks. Father Robillard said the Yanks tapped Japanese power lines for an average of 10,000 amperes daily for their stoves, then tamp- cred with the meters to keep their "theft" a secret. Every oart of the stoves was made from pieces of the B-29 except the filanmnts, which were procured on the Kobe black market. Father Robillard said that when peace came the camp boasted 35 general utility stoves, as well as special models for baking bread and other pas- tries. The 46-year-old priest told Ma. rines that life in internment camps was "a paradise" compared to that m prisoner of war camps. The Kobe internment camp formerly was a school for sick children of wealthly families. Father Robil- lard said internees never were al- lowed to leave the camp except -ROGOSKI - DAVENPORT PLUMBING COMPANY on working parties, but that groups of from five to 15 would sneak out each night--some to retreive wreckage material, others to go into Kobe to trade for goods on the black market. Money was comparatively worthless, so cloth- ing, blankets and other personal articles were used for bartering. "Our police guards must have known of our trips at night and of our officially prohibited stov- es," he said. Actually, we never would have had to deal with the black market if the police had giv- en us all the food they purchased in our name." Father Robillard said the Kobe internees were well-informed on the' progress of the war. They received Kobe newspapers each morning and "never had any trouble reading between the lines of official Japanese communique." 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