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PAGE SIX St. loceph 00Par=sh Church, Free Of Debt Supports To Schools the past few years. This accom- middle of he Arkansas Valley plishmefi took place primarily during the lean years of the de- Located ' in Paris in the coal regioi.,and nestling below the towerifig MagaZine Mountain, St. Joseph's Parish has, from its beginning engaged in coal min- ing and farming. The parish has experienced a continuous growth since its beginning 65 years ago. The beautiful new church, begun in 1926, was freed of debt during Pastor At Paris The Rev. Edward Chrisman, O.S.B., is pastor of St. Joseph's Parish, at Paris. He was form- erly stationed at Scranton, but was transferred to Paris in 1942 Polish Slave-Labor Forced To Work In Bombing Areas New York. (El--The Polish vic- tims of the Nazi slave-labor drag- nets are being forced to work in areas especially open to Allied bombing attacks in Germany, while in Poland the Germans are rounding up children of both sexes, some as young as 12, for forced labor in the Reich, accord- ing to reports in "Poland Fights," published here by the Polish La- bor Groups. The reports stated that the Po- lish workers now in Germany are being moved into such areas as the Rhineland, the Ruhr, Hanover and other localities, which have been under heavy Allied bombing attacks. Concerning the child slave-labor victims, the reports stated that many must register with the Ger- man Labor Office and are trained at the Cegielski works, large tool and engine factory now operated by the Germans in Poznan, and then sent into Germany. The re- ports added that on one occasion the Nazis conducted a round-up of children en masse, taking them from the streets and from their home, and sent them d!rectly to Germany. pression. At the present time the parish boasts of two parochial schools. St. Joseph's School, which has the distindtioJa of having had the Most Rev. Albert L. Fletcher, Aux- iliary ' Bistiop, as one of its former .pupils, has an enroll- ment of one hundred and forty-five boys and girls St. Ann's School; located at nearby Carbon City, is serving as a bul- wark of' the church in the rural community west of the city. The Parish has always encour- aged successful church organiza- tions. Perhaps the most succes- ful and noteworthy among these is the Mother's Society, with a membership of one hundred and fifty members The recently or- ganized St. Joseph's Society, for men, bids fair to surpass it in ac- tivity and numbers. The parish Youth Club is also very active, even though working under the handicap of decreased enrollment due to war enlistments. St. Joseph's is somewhat proud of its representation in the U.S. Armed forces, having a total num- ber of ninety-five men and wo- men serving. This depletion, to- gether with the removal of about thirty families to war industries, is making it a difficult task for those left at home to carry on with a program of activity and accomplishment, but everyone is struggling bravely to suffer no let-down until every one returns after the war. Among those serv- ing the nation, only one casualty has been reported thus far. Under the leadership of the present pastor, Rev. Edward Chrisman, D.S.B., the congrega- tion has recently purchased a beautiful Estay Pipe Organ, which has added appreciably to the church services. WITH CATHOLIC POETS The Chiseler .Rebelllous, he studied His:cross of pain, Decided at last It was much too plain. With hi:s will for a knife, He Whittled and cut, Concessions for ease, Concessions for smut. A little chip here That fitted too tight! A little bit there To compromise right. With a smirk on his face And a twist in his soul, He found he had made A totem-pole! Francis X. Maynard, O.F.M. From SPIRIT, a Magazine of Poetry, Copyright, 1943, by the Catholic Poetry Society of America, 386 Fourth Avenue, New York City. Western Auto Associate Store Home Owned By L. R. PATTERSON PARIS ARKANSAS I ELLIOTT GROCERY Wyly Elllott, Owner PARIS ARKANSAS l Compliments of 1 HIXSON & HIXSON | STAR BRAND SHOES 1 J -- .... P.r,s B.kery PARIS ARKANSAS .. fl3BNNBNNNNNS[00SNNNN00NNNNoNNN00B BB N SMITH FUNERAL HOME "A Home Built and Based on Service"  Affiliated With the ' N People's Benevolent Protective Asset'.ration Phone 333 Pans, Arkansas THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 26, 1943 I I Passes 65th Year :I-N H--00OR" LAD00' Patrick Sheehan, 77, of the Bronx, N. Y., is pictured at the head- quarters of the Chaplains' Aid.Association, in New York, where f.or the past two years, he has donated two full days every week to re- pairing broken rosaries. Through his efforts thousands have been placed on "active duty" with the boys overseas. The Association has distributed some 392,000 rosaries during the present war and appeals from chaplains for additional upplies arrive daily. (N.C.W.C.) ' H ii Catholic Union of Arkansas Rev. Anthony Laclmwsky, C.S. Sp. Conway, Spiritual Director Carl J. Mcurer, Little Rock, Presidcnt Bruno Lienh.rt, Morrilton Secretary-Treasurer Jno. M. Willems, SubLqco, First Vice Pesident Geurge St|creel. Pocahontas. Second Vice President Peter P. Hielrel0 Conwalr, Third Vice President A representative attendance was present at the District Meeting of the Northwestern District at St. Boniface Church, Fort Smith, Sunday, November 21, 1943. The )rogram was well planned and enthusiastically received by all in attendance. The address of Rev. Bede Mit- chell, O.S.B., on the "Holy Father" included the stressing of points on the Holy Father's Program for a Permanent Peace at the conclus- ion of Hostilities. Father James Foley, O.S.B., as- sistant pastor at St. Boniface Church in his address on "Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Mary", urged all present to fol- low the program of the Catholic Union both State and National and to lead saintly lives as in- dividuals in our own walk and sphere of life, offering all up to the Sacred Heart of Mary. Father Fabian Diersing, O. S.B., who spoke on "Dress Reform" quoted .the resolution adopted by the National Catholic Women's Union at Springfield, Illinois, and quoted Rr. Rev. Msgr. Weinhoven cn this subject. He pleaded that all Catholic women set an ex- ample in their dress and use their influence in their own spheres and communities to bring about the modest dress among women. His address was well prepared and favorably received by all in at- tendance. Reverend Father Mark Berger, O.S.B., pastor of St. Boniface Church, rendered the address of welcome to all attending stressing the need of united action by Ca- tholics. Rev. George F. X. Strassner, O.S.B., made a report on the progress of the State Sanitorium Mission which is in his charge. With the permission of Sanitorium her District asking for greater co- operation of all Societies in the work ef the District. State President, Carl Meurer, Little Rock and Bruno Lienhart, past Secretary-Treasurer, Morril- ton, were present at the meeting. After the joint meeting separate business meetings of the men's and women's sections were held. State President carl J. Meurer urged all individuals and societies to as- sist in the distribution of "A De- claraiion of Peace and Recon- struction" outlining a just and lasting peace among nations ac-' cording to the principles laid down: by Our Holy Father, this Declara- tion having been adopted by our National Convention at Spring- field last August. The declara- tion was written by Bishop Aloysius J. Munsch, of Fargo, and approved by Archbishop Samuel A. Stritch of Chicago, both of whom are on heNational Bishops Peace Committee. The election of officers in the men's meeting :resulted in the election of J. J. Duerr of Charles- ton as District President; John Vorster, Paris, 1st Vice-president; Frank Willems, Subiaco, 2nd Vice-president and J. H. Kraem- er, Fort Smith, Secretary. Reverend Michael Lensing, O.S.B., and Rev; Alphonse Muel- ler, O.S.B., were in attendance at this meeting. The following resolution was unanimously adopted at the joint assembly in cooperation with the celebration of the Diocesan Cen- tennial Celebration at the sug- gestion of Rt. Rev. Paul M. Nahlen, O.S.B., Abbot of New Su- biaco Abbey: Whereas the Diocese of Little Rock under the guidance of the Most Rev. John B. Morris, D. D., our beloved Bishop, begins the celebration of the One Hundred Years of the existence of the Dio- cese on the Centenary date, Sun- day, November 28, 1943; And whereas the Catholic Union of Arkansas has taken an active part in the furtherance of the work of the Church in the Diocese for more than fifty years having been organized in that part of the State now known as the Northwestern District of the Or- ganization; Therefore be it resolved, that the Northwestern District of the Catholic Union of Arkansas in regular joint meeting assembled assist in the celebration of the Diocesan Centennial in a spiritual NATIONAL CATH;LIC "Soviet Envoy's Remark I1  RURAL About Polish goundry L,. Gives Observers Pause CONFERENCE O u mWaSkhy? gst n ] e (tlA--mT rI:INkTsOIN TwE:C i tn i c e d CR'u :s s i a tends to keep the borders it established in Poland when it 3801 Grand Ave.. Des Moines. In. News From Philadelphia My dear Mr. Trainer: You have expended so much ef- fort in helping to improve our farms and obtain increased pro- duction that I thought you might be interested to know the very substantial results we have ach- ieved here at St. Elizabeth's and which we attribute entirely to the good offices of you and Mr. Sacco. The cannery of the Sisters of: the Good Shepherd has helped us to store away 635 gallons of To- matoes, 121 gallons of Lima Beans, and an amount of Dehydrated Corn the weight of which I am not sure. The sight of these cans stimu- lated me to personal effort, and we ourselves donning aprons, preserved 63 gallons of Grape Marmalade, 18 gallons Piccalilli besides sundry jars of Tomato Preserve on which I have not yet the count. In addition to this rich there arrived this week 2,128 bundles of Beets and 1100, bundles of Carrots--the finest carrots I have ever seen. Monsignor Li- gutti would have rejoiced if he had seen the Sisters topping these bunches preparatory to being pit- ted to increase our winter store. The topping was done under the large elm tree, and the gathering looked for all the world like an old-fashioned Husking Bee. The farm men @ere particularly de- lighted to receive such substan- tial help from the Sisters, and we had the whole consignment topped in two day, working in our free This past summer the Sisters vhose energies were. stimulated by both you and Monsignor Li- gutti, cleared a good sized pas- ture of large thistles which had grown without molestation for over a period of years. Singing rnerrily, (they improvised a lit- tle ditty which I think they called an Ode, or Farewell, to Thistles and Weeds, or funeral dirge--I am not sure which) they made short work of the enemy and real- ly enjoyed it immensely. On an- other occasion, armed with such treacherous weapons as grubbing hoes and corn knives, they set out to rout the prolific garlic that spotted the lawn. With persistent efforts they succeeded in disturb- mg some clumps from their deep- ly embedded domicile. We c.:l hope with their strongholds thus laid waste and their roots up- rooted, this unwelcome species of plant life will not return next year, at least in the same spot, to ravage the lawn again. Mr. Sacco has been helping us buy some very good apples re- cently. Gratefully yours, Sister M. Philip Neri NCCS Club Provides Accommodations For Service Women Lost Angeles (E)--Provision for sleeping accommodations for twenty-five Waves, Wacs, Spars and women Marines are now af- forded by the down-town USO conducted by the National Cath- olic Community Service. The in- novation was introduced this week-end and signallized by a formal tea this afternoon. Week-end sleeping accommoda- lions for men in the service have been at a premium here for more than a year and many of them are now being housed at St. Jo- seph's Auditorium under the au- spices of Los Angeles Council, K. of C., and at a new hostelry spon- sored by Hollywood Council, K. of C. Nazi Germany partition that country in 1939, gave Washington sorae" thing of a start. To begin with, Mr. Oumansky was Soviet envoy here before went to Mexico, and in Washington he was known as a man who not speak out unless he had the full authority of his Government to do so. So, observers here be- lieve he spoke the mind of the Kremlin. And then, he picked a time to speak which followed closely upon the return home of Secretary of State Cordell Hull, our representatives at the Moscow conferences. It could have been, some observers feel, that he want- ed to beat our representatives "to the punch." One of the things that had a jarring effect upon observers in the National Capitol was the fact that while our own officials were laying stress on the spirit of unity, mutual understanding and con- fidence that marked, the Moscow conference, and while Secretary of State Cardell Hull told Congress that Soviet Russia, Great Britain, the United States and China "have laid the foundation for a cooper- ative effort in the post-war world toward enabling all peace-loving nations, large and small, to live in peace and security, to preserve their liberties and rights of civil- ized existence, and to enjoy ex- panded opportunities and facilities for economic, social and spiritual progress," Mr. Oumansky was saying flatly that Soviet Russia was going to seize a large part of one of these small nations. Of course, it was noted that this was not the first time that Russia has said this, but the fact that one of that country's outstanding of- ficials took precisely the time he did to drive the point home again isconsidered here to be signifi- cant. Significant, too, was the fact that, while Mr. Hull told Con- gress that "questions relating to boundaries" must by their very nature "be left in abeyance until the termination of hostilities," that this was understood at the Moscow conference and that this "is in ac- cordance with the position main- tained for some time by our Gov- ernment," Mr. Oumansky was taking pains to bring the ques- tion of boundaries prominently to the fore. Ambassador Oumansky noted that some persons had estimated that, at the time he spoke, the So- viet troops were only 90 miles from the Russiafi western border. "I wish that were true," Mr. Oumansky said, "but I must in- form you that we still must win back 450 kilometers (280 miles) in the same direction in order to reach our frontier with Poland." The 280 miles thus spoken of would bring the Soviet troops to the frontier at Brest-Litovsk and Vilna. This is the frontier which the Russians reached in 1939 when they inwded Poland from the East, while Germany invaded Poland from the West. William Philip Simms, one of the best known of Washington political observers, wrote in his syndicated column: "Mounting hopes in United Na' tions circles here have something of a nosedive reports that Constantine sky, Soviet Ambassador to co, had publicly intimated Russia still itends to absorb of Poland regardless of the Of Moscow." Mr. SimmS, in the same article, reviews recent Russo-Polish fr01" = tier treaties as follows: : "On July 22, 1932, Russia ed a non-aggression treaty Poland on a basis of the quo as of that time. Renewed May, 1934, it was to run until De" cember 31, 1944. In September, 1939, however, Russia and Get" many partitioned Poland, many taking the western Russia the eastern half. upon Moscow and Berlin a 10-year non-aggression their own. "The next twist in the scope came after Germany ed Russia in June, 1941. 30, following, Russia signed other pact of friendship withi land renouncing her claim lish territory acquired in ship with Germany. "The pact was u Great Britain. To Poland Russia, Foreign Secretary handed an official note, in reading: 'His Majesty's ment does ]act recognize any ritorial changes which have effected in Poland since 1939." Only a short while before this developed, the British formation Service, "an the British Government," ed a booklet entitled "The Four Years." It is a succinct view of Great Britain's part the current World War. At very beginning, beside the typed word "WAR", we the following: "Sept. 1, 1939--Germany vades Poland. "Sept. 3, 1939--Germany ing failed to comply with demand to withdraw from territory, Britain and France, subsequently the British ions, declare war on GermanY,. fulfillment of the pledge givel March, 1939." Observers here feel that makes it look pretty much Great Britain went to war cause Germany would not get of the Polish territory it had run. Seizure of Polish was a pretty important often Great Britain in 1939, an government agency thus only a few days ago. No wonder, then, that Mr. mansky's words of a fews later gave Washingtonand haps London--pause. III MOTOR COMPANY ONE STOP SERVICE Phone 111 Walnut at First St. Paris, Ark. The Ben Franklin Store Authorities he has started a Sec- manner within the parishes com- tion of Catholic Books in the lib- prising this district according to rary of the institution and hopes the wishes of our Bishop by ob- to add to this trom time to time serving the parish celebrations and asks the assistance of in- dividual members toward the within these parishes and urging all parishioners to take part in building up of Catholic Books in same; the Sanitorium Library. His re- port on visits to various patients " Be it further resolved, that with and their response to his calls-and the consent of our Most Rev. Bish- catechetical instructions was very interesting and encouraging in the In addition to providing accom- modations, with a matron on duty, for women in service, the local NCCS is conducting a campaign to provide Christmas gifts for Coast Guardsmen in the Pacific area. Carl Heitman, Owner Paris, Arkansas op the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord, (New Year's Day) Of work of the Mission. January I, 1944, be set aside as __ tompumens The meeting was graced by the a.s.pecialday of prayer,.thanks- THE MAGNOLIA STORE attendance of Rt. Rev. Paul gzwng ann ooservance w]m eacn N 1 u ' co A v parish comprising the Northwest- M. _.ah en of New S_bm__ __bb .... he briefly addressed th aorn ern District of the Cathohc Unmn W  ........ - b_lv and ured all to cooe'at_n z e of Arkansas, and that a specml. . program of prayer, medltatmn m the observatmn of the Centen- . . . . el bra n and spmtual works and achwty nial C e tlo of the Diocese of Little Rock within thoir narish,* be prepared for observance of this as outlined 'by our Most Rveren dsYesbY the. pastors of these par- Paris, Arkansas Bishop. PARIS, ARKANSAS Mr. John Vorster, President of  : - the Northwestern District, was] Our Lord tries those who are Chairman of the joint meeting. [generous. He is so often disap-   Mrs. John Werner President pointed in our trust that He eager_ T TINAL Northwestern District Catholic lly seeks for a soul whom He can Women's Union made a report on try, and rejoices when He finds the activities of the societies of lone. NA Compliments Of Deposits in This Bank Are Insured With , RANEY DRUG STORE ,THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. To the Extent Provided by the "Banking Act of 1933" Paris Arkansas Paris, Arkansas