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he GUardian Official CPublication of the Diocese of Cittle 00och IOL. LVIII, NO. 48 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS NOVEMBER 28, 1969 ing for New sh Hall -- "Altadonna Hail," the hall of St. James parish be blessed next Tuesday December 2, by His Ex- Auxiliary Bishop P. Graves. Bishop will administer the of Confirmation in St. Church at 7:30 P.M. and dedication of the hall will immediately there- Pastor, The Rev. Reuben J. who will assist Bishop in both ceremonies, said ew hall is named for An- S, Altadonna and J. James president and sec- respectively of g Company, St. Louis, whose substan- made construc- the hall possible. the parish church, the concrete block hall faces Road, but it is set back church. The hall con- two permanent classrooms, accordion-walled rooms be used as classrooms or tg rooms, and a kitchen. Groff said the strug- parish, which has only families, now must means of furnishing chairs tables for the new hall. Said the first official use of will be a Christmas Scheduled for Saturday, De- rG. Groff, who was assigned Pastorate at Searcy last said the two classrooms a boon to the parish. As s furnishings can be pro- for them, they will be rimarily by the Confrater- Christian Doctrine for re- Classes. observed that His Bishop Albert L. Flet- Considers the C.C.D. the organization in and he commended [cs who are cur- for providing additional for C.C.D. activities. Young Boy--Old Needs His spirit is youngbut hisplight seems so old, for he has never had enough to wear or enough to eat. Catholic Relief Services, the overseas aid and develop- ment agency of American Cath- olics, can help answer this dilemma. But everyone's help is urgently needed for this task. November marks the 21st an- num Thanksgiving Clothing Col- lection for the Needy Overseas. Used but serviceable clothing should be delivered to the near- est Catholic church. Gifts will be distributed to the impover- ished in more than 70 coun- tries regardless of race or re- ligion. r $trassle's Father Dies -- A concelebrated Re- Mass with His Excellency Albert L. Fletcher asprin- Celebrant was offered in St. Church here November Paul Strassle, 79, father Rev. Herman P. Strassle, St. Mary' sparish, Bates- were Father The Rev. John Hlavacek, at Little Italy and Bigelow, Christopher Paladino, Pastor of St. Joseph'spar- The Rev. Raymond of Catholic High School, Rock, sad The Rev. Thomas chaplain of Morris School Sermon waspreached by The Mans, pastor of )arish, Center Ridge. Charles Kordsmeier, chancellor, was Master St. Andrew's Ca- Choir from Little Rock Requiem Mass. were about 20 priests sad ministers among of mourners who as- the Mass. Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery, Bige- Iow. Mr. Strassle was born August 1, 1890 in DeSoto Parish, La. He died November 13. In addition to his priest-son, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary A. Stras- sle of Houston, Ark.; seven broth- ers, John and Charlie Strassle, both of Bigelow, Barney Strassle of North Little Rock, Jake Strassle of Little Rock, Robert Strassle of Peace Terms Must Not Violate Treaty Oblig:ations, Pope Avers Vatican City (NC) -- The United States has a solemn obligation not to violate its treatyobligations and abandon a weak nation to those who would destroy it. This, in essence, was what Pope Paul VI told a group of four Ameri- can state governors who visited Rome on returning from a study tour in Israel. The Pope stressed his "fervent desire" that the Viet- nam war end soon. Nevertheless he assured his vis- itors that he understands "the right way" of ending the conflict demands a "well thought out sad responsible procedure" in order to avoid betraying tile confidence of one's allies and denying the cause and ideal of "helping a people who are defend their right to self-determination" and "peaceful development." Pope Paul also told the group -- which included the governors of Ohio, Florida, Utah, Rhode Is- land and South Dakota -- that he hopes the American people "will resist the temptation to furnish developing nations with armaments which menace human life and se- curity." In his discourse in English the Pope drew a bead on the United States' armament policies, say- ing: "To supply needy people with armaments instead of food and medicine would indeed be to give them, instead of bread, a stone; instead of fish, a serpent." Following his comments on arm- aments, the Pope made his ob- servations on the Vietnam war. He said: "It is with great interest that we observe the events taking place in your country during these days (an obvious reference to the peace demonstrations in the U.S. of Nov. 13-15). We have pondered uponthe widespread manifestations which call for an end of the war in SEE POPE ON PAGE 2 Vocation Trend Shift Seen Detroit (NC) -- The sharp drop in vocations across the United States and Canada from 1964 to 1968 appears to be slowing, ac- cording to figures compiled by the National Conference of Dioce- san Vocation Directors. But the 1969 seminary enroll- ment figures cannot demonstrate if this is a temporary plateau or the bottom in the decline. In contrast to the 50 per cent drop in high school seminary en- rollment reported by the Center for Applied Research in the Apos- tolate (CARA), from 1964 to1968, this year's freshmen classes will be only four per cent smaller than last year's. The report of the vocation di- rectors' conference shows that 32 seminary high schools noted in- creases in freshmen enrollment; 29 noted decreases; and six have the same enrollment. Total en- rollment is 2,313 in the beginning class as compared to 2,425 for 1968. At the seminary-college level, 48 seminaries marked larger freshman classes; 53 had smal- ler ones; and eight repeated last year's enrollment. This means 1,729 collegians are studying in diocesan seminaries this year while 1,790 studied last year, a drop of only four per cent again. Freshman theology classes show better than a 10 per cent gainwith 1,067 major seminarians taking classes instead of 967. Fifty-one seminaries gained; 381ost; and 11 stayed pat. But it was the large seminar- ies in the most heavily popula- ted Sees that continued to lo students. Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Newark, Los Ange- les, Milwaukee, New York, Pro- vidence, St. Louis, and San Fran- cisco continued to lose. Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, Philadelphia, and San Diegowere the only large Sees to increase the overall enrollments. Most of the gains in the smaller Sees were of one to five students, while losses in the larger Sees were one, three to 10 spread. Bishop-Son Offers Benedictine's Requiem Subiaco -- Brother Thomas Ang- lim, O.S.B., whose nine children include a Bishop, a Religious Brother and a Religious Sister, and who has been Porter of New Subiaco Abbey here for the past 15 years, died unexpectedly Nov- ember 20. The 78-year-old Religious suc- cumbed in Crawford County Hos- pital, Van Buren, while apparently recovering from the effects of a fall sustained November 15. Brother Thomas was born in Chicago, March 22, 1891, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Anglim. He attended St. Ignatius High School in that city, and after taking some special courses in business man- agement and accounting, began employment with the Underwood Corporation whe re he was employ- ed for 35 years. He worked in Minneapolis for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. In 1913 he married Miss Rose Purcell. They had nine children, seven of whom survive. They are Frank Jr. of Dallas, William of Minnesota, James of Los Angeles, Joseph of Chicago, Sister Mary Eileen of the Sisters of Charity, Brother Maurice, Provincial of the Christian Brothers Central District in Chicago, and The Most Reverend Bishop Robert Anglim, SEE BROTHER ON PAGE 2 Give Guardian Subscriptions At Christmas A gift your friends and relatives will enjoy throughout the yearl Give them a year's subscription to the prize-winning ][ Little Rock diocesan weeklypublication. Upon receipt of the subscription price, The Guardian will mall a Christmas greet- ing card, announcing the gift sad identifying the person order- ing it. Subscription price in the U.S.A. is $5.00 for one year. Two or more Gift Subscriptions at $3.50 each. Memphis, Ben Strassle of Peru, various managerial positions in  Subscriptions mailed to Canada $1.50 additional; to Europe and other overseas addresses $2.50 additional. 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