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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 30, 1945 ! ] ] ]l I I i ii I ] | Minister End Strike GR,O-GR,ST co.c. Tom E. Stidham Of British Dockers J,, London. 0i--A :young .Catholic priest and a Protestant minister in Liverpool assisted in the end- ing of the national dock strike and the return to/work of 40,000 men in the various ports. Their working together strengthened their appeals to the men similarly to seek in cooperation the reforms they sought. The Rev. John Fitzsimons, dio- cesan chaplain of the Young Chris- tian Workers, and Canon Richard Reeves, Liverpool Protestant min- ister, went to the platform to- gether at a big football stadium in Liverpool--a city of much bitter inter-religious antipathy in the past---and in turn pleaded to the 12,000 strikers present. When they finished the men cheered them heartily, much more so than they did their own strike leaders and members of Parliament Who also spoke. The Liverpool strike committee contacted Father Fitzsimons early in the dispute to seek his advice as an industrial expert. He told them then to get back to work and allow resumption of negotiations, suspended because of the drastic action of the men. They had already shown their strength and their determination to act, the priest told them, but hs suggestion was then turned down. Later the priest and Canon Reeves met the strikers again and helped them draw up a document stating their case. This document was later accepted by strike lead- ers from other ports who visited Liverpool. The document proposed that the men should suspend the strike for 30 days, but, at the same time Moseley's Gro. & Market Where Courtesy, Quality , and Service Count PHONE 77, / McGeh Arkam warn that if no reasonable answers were received to their demands for wage increases they would re- sume the strike. If this happened they were to appeal to the British Government directly to set up an .inquiry into the whole condition of the dock industry. The strikers' committee accepted these terms on the clear under- standing that Father Fitzsimons and Canon Reeves should stand by them and continue to represent the moral aspect of the men's position. As a result the dockers all over the country returned to work. Father Fitzsimons had from the start of the trouble been in touch with tle workers' views through the local committee, local union officials and shop stewards and R. P. Walsh, editor of the "Cath- olic Worker", monthly newspaper. The young priest, in his speech on the football ground, told the men: "We want to see justice for everybody. That means that some people will get more, some will i get less and some will get a lot of things they will not like." The strength shown by the dockers in their strike would, he said act like an atomic bomb in the in- dustrial world of Britain. Like 'the atomic bomb, too, this s.trength .could be used for construion or destruction. Scientists were work- ing to harness the energy of the atom and dockers, with their great power, could do likewise. World Can't Fmd Peace By lt-Appeg Munich NOtre Dame, Ind. ('rhough the world is throwing away the photographs of a decent normal society, the Church is keeping the .negatives to which society may turn when it is ready for recon- struction, Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen of the Catholic University said at a special convocation here in com- memoration of the 25th anniver- sary of the associate board of lay trustees of the University of Notre Dame. "Our darkness today", he said, "is not because there are no stars; it is rather because men have lost the capacity to see them. The world boasts that it knows its own mind, but it does not know its own heart. It went to war to prevent appeasement, and not by out-appeasing Munich will it find peace, but by strong affirmation of those freedoms which our Declaration of Independence states =============================== are rooted in God." , :: -_ -_ ," -:- , Morris R. Dessent I11 D Goods, Cloez & Shoe. Ladies' & Gent,' .Furaihlnu, Popular Pneet Illl McGehee, Arkansas llJl . - --_ .._ -,'- -- . E Delta Hardware & Furniture Co. ]11] Retailers IIII Fine Furniture snd Quality Hardware IH[ Serving Desha County IHI McGdh, Arkansas [III i i -  -:. " ., , .:. ' -:- .... + Royal Crown Bottling Co. McGehee, Arkansas The Catholic Church in McGehee, dedicated td St. Winand, is a brick veneer structure and located on the same plot of land with the parochial school and rectory. The Benedictine Sisters of St. Sehlnstica's Convent. Fort Smith are in charge of the school. Need Of Working Holy See Doubts For Truth Cited ITito's Religious On Hour Of Faith /Peace Intentions New.York. (E--Everybody n eds ) Vatican City. (t0--The appoint- to be more than merely truthful, /meat of Bishop Joseph P. Hurley the Rev. James G. Keller, as- sociate editor of Maryknoll's "Field Afar" magazine, counseled today on the Hour of Faith, pro- duced bY the National Council of Catholic Men and broadcast by the American Broadcasting Com- pany. He told of meeting two delegates to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco who had gone to great personal risks for the cause of truth in their respective coun- tries. "We all can name hundreds of honest, truthful persons," Fa- ther Keller said. But these two men had assumed a personal re- sponsibility to spread truth. Here were at least two men who had left off analyzing and criticizing and complaining about what's wrong with the world; they had assumed an attitude, taken a stand; in other words, they had gone from the passive side of truth to the active. "Whenever we are inclined to become" discouraged, to think the world has slipped into a state of disorder we can never straighten out, we may be able to get some hope and encouragement by look- ing back into history," Father Kel- ler reminded. "Just about 2,000 years ago a seemingly insignificant little group of men were confronted with far :renter problems than those we RITZ CAPE McGehee,.Arkansas BECK .... : .:_ _:_ :_ # DRUG STO00E " II{I "First Because It's Finest" Clower Chevrolet Company J[l]l[ McGebee, Telephone 2el Ar [l[I McGehee, Arkansas .... :_ .:. .:. .:.  ============================== W: T. ELL "STOR Dry Goods and Groceries McGehee Arkansas II[I SUN LIGHT Phone 157 IIII GROCERY .:_ __-_ . -:- -. _ Ill Thanks For Your Patronage I[[ III Smith Hardware & Furniture Co. McGehee, Arkansas III1[[[I McGehee, Arkansas of St. Augustine, Florida, to the post of Regent Ad Interim at the Apostolic Nunciature in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, is a clear and tangible indication of the Holy See's desire to reach a clarification of relations with the Yugoslav State, it is said here in Vatican circles. This interion endures on the part of the Holy See, these, circles added, but in view of recent press statements by Marshall Tito re- garding the religious situation in his country, they see some reasons for doubt about the intentions of the other party in the case. These statements of the Yugo- slav ruler are internreted here as an indication of deliberate hos- tility toward the Church. While the Marshall asserts that only priests "who are guilty of political crimes" are being punished, it is pointed out here that the obstacles in the way of religious instruction in schools, despite the wishes of parents, the new criteria in mar- riage legislation, and the tendency toward monopolizing the education of youth, reflect an attitude that strikes at the very religious con- science of the Yugoslav people face today. Life was cheap; might was right; the State was all domi- nating. The most degrading vices were glorified. Cruelties of the most abominable type were visit- ed on the unfortunate and helpless. I The poor were oppressed. Only a chosen few enjoyed comforts of any kind, and eventually even those few fell victims of the dread succumbed to the strong tempta- tion to stay in the catacombs safe from harm. "If a handful of men and women, with every lOssible human handicap and obstacle in their way," he asked, "could start from scratch, from hidden caverns, and eventually bring about changes for the better in a civiliza- tion more brutal than ours, then is there any excuse today for those of ts who reverence truth and want to see it promoted to feel discouraged? If we work at the job half as hard as they did, we should be able to restore truth to an unbalanced world and through truth freedom." WOLFF BROS. South Arkansas and North Louisiana * * * Marquette With Editorial Sidelights In Black Print By Guardian Editor :.::=::::::::.. Irish Head List Of Top Ten Catholic Squads The so-called Ivy League has more behind it than tradition. There is good common horse sense in the plan of those schools with the ivy-mantled towers. The men who run them want to give the game of football back to the bona fide college students who want to get an education and to have some fun during their free time. The heads of these institutions of learning have agreed that they will have no athletic scholarships and that athletes who play on their teams must be real students and must rennin in good standing in their classes. Football sche- dules must be arranged so that long trips will not interfere with scholastic work. There are to be no post season games to settle ln- tersectional or other chapionships. This is a long step in the right di- rection. College heads that de- pend upon football to finance and publicize their schools should pause and think the matter over. Comes now the time, all too soon, for our annual rating of the 10 strongest Catholic college foot- ball teams. We have been editing this col- umn for many years, and this is the first time since 1942 that we have been able to select the Su- per-10 and still have a few left over. As we have mentioned previously, there were 14 Catholic teams in action this fall and by next season we hope that number will soar to 30. In following an old custom, we will not include our own Mar- quette eleven in the selections this fall. Without further ado, here are the top 10 Cathplic teams: I. Notre Dame 2. St. Mary's (Calif.) 3. Holy Cross 4. Villanov& 5. Detroit 6. St. Louis 7. Boston College 8. Scranton 9. Loras 10. St. Thomas (Minn.) The high schools need to reform /heir athletic programs also. They are giving young men the wrong and cannot be justified by any al- leged political activity on the part of the clergy. On the other hand, R is observed here, the recent Pastoral of the Yugoslav Bishops amply vindicates the record and the unassailable position of the clergyparticularly that of the Hierarchy. en Bcter FORDS Are Built We'll Have Them Our Rcpdr Jobs STAND UP Prewitt Motor Co. Phone 485 McGehee, Arkansas McGehee- Eudora Arkansas Gill-Haisty Supply Co. Wholesale and Retail Field and Garden Seed Case Modern Farm Machinery Telephone 343 McC.whee, Arkansas DREYFUS COMPANY Wholesale Distributors of Beer, Wine and Fruit Juices PHONE 198 McGdee, Arkansas notion of sports. In their desire to win at any cost, the eligibility of players is falsified, boys are kept on the squad, regardless of their scholastic standing and in general the notion is cultivated that schools are operated primar- ily for athletic games  and secon- darily, If at all, for class room work. The young boys are driven so hard at practice that they are too tired to study and frequent trips at night deprive them of much needed sleep. Such condi- tions are an abuse and the fact that parents approve and develop a hysterical interest In such pro- ceedings does not justify them. Another abuse is the tendency in high schools and colleges to play badily injured players. Profes. sionals do not stoop to such a practice. The idea of playing a boy with st mask to protect t cut that required eighteen stitches and a boy who has lost a whole mouth- ful of teeth is nt in accordance with the best medical advice and health programs. A fight manager wouldn't do it, why should school athletic directors allow it. It is not good sp6rtsmanship. It ls win-at-any-cost procedure. CHAFF The Holy Cross Crusaders took their long time rivals the Bee Cee Eagles rather handily last Sunday. The Bee Cees being the underdogs this year had visions of upsetting the powerful Crusaders to duph- cats the !942 rout of the bowl- bound Eagles by the Purple, but it was not in the cards. OBITUARY Mrs. Leon J. Sorter Fort Smith.  A Funeral Re- quiem High Mass was held Fri- day, November 23, lr. the Im- maculate Conception church for Mrs. Leon Sortet, 58, who died Monday. Mrs. Sortet was state treasurer for the Catholic Daughters and was trustee for the Fort Smith Court of Joan of Arc. She had been a resident of Fort Smith for twenty-two years. She was born in A 309-year record was shl by Harvard University, in pointment of Lenore (above) of Pittsburgh and wich, Conn., as the first instructor in the hstory institution. Graduate of Mercy Academy, Pittsbur O'Boyle, who is studying I doctor of philosophy de Harvard, was appointed frt instructor of history t (NC Photos) Calif.; two daughters, Mt nice Murray, of this city, Norms Zimmerman, M Okla.; one step-daughte] Margaret Sortet, of the hc mother, Mrs. Elizabeth ha, and a sister, Mrs. ] Dean, both of this, city; a grandchildren. N.Y. Sisters in out of th, *anese some back at i t1h e atives and parts of fortunate re by American $iste the various they t re-united in Mary Paul Pa., Superio ers in Sout tell of Pittsbt rvalho of ristella Fure raent Quinn raula Clement Marie Cu ton, Mass. [ Maryknoll wangsi, are ria Guerrie ge, Mass.; llins of Eve :for Mersinger aret Marie lgnam, Kwan Y Charts Xa Id Moira Rie J. 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