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'4.. Go In N. Y. 0C)--Thirteen Sisters in China who out of their missions )anese some 15 months back at their former th reports re- e time of the natives and missioners parts of the qountry, fortunate reaching areas by American forces. Sisters, converg- t the various points in :which they had escaped, re-united in Hong Kong: Paul McKenna, of Superior of all Mary- in South China; Ann of Pittsburgh, Cecilia of Hong Kong, Furey of Omaha, Quinn of Brooklyn, Clements of Detroit, Marie Cunningham of Mass. Territory of are Sisters An- Guerrieri, M.D., of Mass.; Mary Cor- ot Everett, Mass.; Mersinger of St. Louis, Marie Jung of San Kwangsi, are Sis- Chane Xavier of Hong Moira Riehl of N. Ber- in Hong Kong, Sis- reported as follows on in which they found "Our own convent- is still occupied by and wounded. This in- makes for great though the patients are by furniture of any was absolutely noth- COMPANY Station No. 8 Arkansas ../ '•. ,,.. ing left in the building, except floor space. Soeaking for the Laipo group, Sister Rose Victor reports: "Here we are back in Laipo, but not in the beautiful village we left over a year ago. *We have no kitchen, no beds, no chairs; boxes and boards are our furniture, tin cans our dishes. No wood can be bought for some time, they say, so our house-furnishings must wait. In the meantime, we're just hapny to be at home among the ruins." "The Christians themselves are so fervent, and there's so much to be done, you forget the circum- stances that exist," writes another Sister. Jonesboro Pays Farewell To Fr. Kordsmeier Jonesboro.--In appreciation and gratitude for the services he has rendered, the Holy Angels stu- dents preser#ted Father Kords- meier with a farewell gift of a war bond and a spiritual bouquet at a breakfast held in the auditor- ium Wednesday, November 21. Jackie Stewart called upon various 'girls who expressed their gratitude and farewell to Father, who departed to begin his pastor. ate at McGehee. The prefect introduced the fol- program: "Over the Rain- weglan Dance," Carolyn and Patricia Child; "The Lovely Hands of a Priest," Julia Stefano; and "Clarinet Polka," Carolyn Child. Father Kordsmeier gave a short farewell talk in which reminiscing the days when he first arrived in Jonesboro twenty years ago. TIdE GUARDIAN. NOVEMBER 30, 1945 Municipal Hospital,.Dermott, Arkansas FOOD DRIVE (Continued from page I) fatten caused by the war through- out the world." Home-Packed Foods In some areas, where parishion- ers may desire to contribute home- packed food in jars, these will be gratefully accepted, the national chairman has announced. In order that such foods in glass reach their destination without breakage, special packing attention will be given. The compaign is for canned goods of all kinds. For the millions of starving children, evaporated milk, condensed milk, powdered milk, milk formula for infants chocolate milk powders, cocoa, and strained or chopped fruits and vegetables are among the food- stuffs desired. For adults, all types of canned foods will be wel- comed. Diocesan Time-Table The time-table for the food- stuffs campaign in the Diocese of Little Rock as announced by Dio- cesan Director, Father Lynch is as follows: Week of November 25thuParish Campaign Committee Organized. Week of December 2ndwBish- op's letter announcing the cam- paign read in all parishes. All-out publicity program be- gins. Week of December 9th---Cam- paign opens. Publicity continued. Collecting, sorting, shipping " vocal solo, Dorothy Hockley; groups begin to function. Soineor/e," Jo Ann Gross; Week of December 17thwCam- .."ClairdeLne," Patricia Child; paign ends :"Dtk E,e , Anne Warth; "Nor- Shipment to Chicago Ware- house Collection report made to Dio- cesan Director. . Committee For The C.A. Linaker Company McGehee, Arkansas ! \\;• DAIRYLAND _ ICE CREAM CO. Frigidaire H.B. Fraser and Son. {Sales and Service • Owners Manufacturers of Angel Food Ice Cream Phones: Plant 145; Residence 146 McGehee, Arkansas Desha Grocery Conlpany Wholesale Grocers We Feature Light Crust and Peacock Flour lVlcGehee, Arkansas Mr. and Mrs. Dave Meyer Phone 54 l00lcGehee Arkansas Catholic High Bingo, Listed Little Rock.The.Committee for the Bingo to be given on Monday, December 3, at St. Andrew's Hall for the benefit of Catholic High Athletic Association has been an- nounced by the co-chairmen, Mrs. Steve Pruniski of North Little Rock and Mrs. Boyd Johnston of Little Rock. The Bingo will be- gin at 8:15 and will be in charge of the PTA of Catholic High. Following are the members of the committee: Mr. and Mrs. Blick Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Guinee, Mrs. Uriel Alford, Mrs. Edwin A. Doig, Mrs. Bernard Heinze, Mrs. Wm, F. Byrd, Joe Swartz, Bronnie Richie, Jimmie Woods, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Kemp, Mrs. Alvin Bujarski, Mrs. Frank DeClerk, Mr. and Mrs. Max Friend, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Finan, Mrs. Edith Flanigan, Mrs. Matt Durst, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snider, Mrs. Louis Hoyt, Mrs. J. A. Binz. W. W.RIAL McGehee, Arkansas Orphanage Xmas Patty On Dec. 13 No. Little Rock.The Annual Christmas Party sponsored by the Knights of Columbus for the chil- dren of St. Joseph's Orphanage will be held on Thursday, Decem- ber 13, at the Orphanage. Arrangements have been made with Sister Anne, Superior at the InstRution, to have the party at 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Byrne, Chair- man for the party this year, has announced. At this annual affair, all mem- bers of the Knights of Columbus are invited. The Knights may also invite their friends. It is customary for the Knights who at- tend to bring gifts to make the children happy. Therefore the children at the Orphanage will look toward this year's party with a great deal of anticipation. The cordial hospitality of the Sisters at St. Joseph's makes the Annual Xmas Party an important date for the Knights, also.• Mt. St:. Mary's Academy Alum- nae win ponsor the Sunday Morning Cot'fee Hour and the Sunday Afternoon Hospitality Hour on Sunday, December 2. Misses Mary Raley and Lillian Summers will serve as co-chair- men. They will be assisted by Misses Catherine Boever, Dorothy Summers, Elizabeth Prieur, Bar- bara Shepherd,;. Mitzie Gulley, Frances Hart,,lsie Jansen, and Mrs. Frances Peters. Coffee and Rolls will be served in the morning and Cake and Cof- fee will be the feature of the af- ternoon. Six Groups Will Honor Our Lady's Shrine Jubilee . d Washington. 0£)--National lead- ers of six groups dedicated to spreading devotion to the Blessed Mother will participate in silver jubilee events of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Concep- tion at the Catholic University of America on December 7 and 8. The program, announced today by the Rev. John J. Reilly, direct- or of the Shrine, marks the 25th an- niversery of the laying of the cor- nerstone of the Shrine. Highlight of the two-day •celebration will be !a Solemn Pontifical Mass on De- cember 8, feast of the Immaculate Conception, at which Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Apos- tolic Delegate to the United States, will pontificate. A closed business session to dis- cuss a program for greater na- tional coordination of the separate apostolates will follow the Ponti- fical Mass on the closing day. Speakers at the December 7 sessions open to th public will be the Revs. Joseph Kelly, C. M., Philadelphia, National Director of the Central Association of the I Miraculous Medal; Dominic Dolan, O.P., New York, Director of the Rosary Apostolate in America and editor of The Rosary Magazine Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., Albany ! City Hardware and Furniture Co. Garland Hotel McGehee Arkansas I I I Lumber•Company Dealers In All Kinds of Bmlders Supplies, Farm Implements ' And Coal ItI0000e00eo, Arkansas Faith O! War Prisoners Revealed In Shrine Of Our Lady Near Monticello gone, but their faith lives on. The shrine is abandoned but still re- veals the deep faith of loving hands that fashioned it. i It is a shrine to Our Lady under :the title of "Madonna of the Pris- oners" built in what was once the compound of an Italian Prisoner of War Camp, near here. No marble, gold or precious wood had the prisoners to con- struct this lovely tribute to their Heavenly Mother. Skillfully and patiently, with the art of their fore- fathers, they fashioned scraps of lumber, packing boxes, old news- papers, milk cans, scrap wire and Arkansas clay to resemble the fin- est appointments of a Cathedral chapel. Although there have been sev- eral suggestions to move the shrine to Dermott or McGehee, the chapel still stands in the evacuated com- pound. Monticello has no Catholic Church. Writing in a local Monticello Monticello.The prisoners have paper, the Advance MonUeellon- Jan on Octobe II, 1945, Frances Whittington Klein says this about the chapel: "At first glance the outside front view of the chapel gives one an idea of a rustic retreat with its frame and columns of logsbark on--but one finds on closer ob- servation that the building is con- Ceremony Held In Notre Dame Honoring Dead By M. Massiani Paris. (A beautiful ceremony in memory of the young Christian workers who died on the battle- field, in concentration camps or with the Maquis was held at Notre Dame Cathedral. The faithful filed past a cenotaph placed in the Cathedral around which, every half hour, new guards of young workers relieved other guards, standing at attention. They wore white shirts decorated with a red Cross of Malta. In the afternoon, while the Cathedral bells tolled, the 'Jocists', carrying 250 stand- ards, marched into the edifice. Mass was .offered by a priest who once had been a worker and who had been deported to Ger- many during the war. Those present recited the responses to special prayers written in memory of the deceased. At the Offer- tory. a uniform of a soldier im- prisoned m a German camp, a uniform of a deportee .of Buchen- wald, and the civilian clothes of a fighter who had died with the Maquis, were placed in front of the altar as symbols of the Suf- ferings, associated with Christ's sacrifice, endured by the youth. Two war orphans brought flowers and a woman placed her widow's i veil .upon the altar steps. "Our l dead are not ded, they are living among us,"' the priest deli{ering the sermon said. "Before the Communion the names of those who had died were called, and the eople replied in unison, "Pres- ent." Cardinal Emmanuel Suhard, Archbishop of Paris, after giving the absolution, went to express his sympathy to the bereaved fam- ilies. As the people left the Ca- thedral, torches were burning at each side of the cenotaph, and young men and women chanted the hymns of theYoung Christian Workers. Chapel Near Monticello Built By Italian Prisoners structed of packing boxes anti pieces of scrap lumber in odd sizes fitted together and painted. Over the entrance is a mural of the head of Christ and a prisoner of war behind the barbed wire. One story has it that the artist in- tended to say to the. world that as Christ bore His burdens so should the prisoner bear his .... A tiny bell is mounted in a small :steeple on the left side of the building. The cord is reached through a miniature door cut in the side of the building. "Two bed sheets dyed green form the curtains at the" entrance of the doorway. The floor of the interior is made of cement fash- ioned in blocks and painted to give the appearance of tile.. The walls on either side appear to be paneled but upon examination the: observer finds that packing boxes National Director of the Family Rosary Crusade; Terrence Seery, O.S.M., Chicago, Director of the Sorrowful Mother Novena and ,editor of Noven Notes; E Kilian Lynch, O. Carm., Tarrytown, Re- ligious Director of the Scapular Apostolate in America, and Daniel A. Lord, S.J., St. Louis, national Director of the Sodality of Our Lady in America. The sermon at the Pontifical Mass will be preached by the Rev. Joseph L. Lilly, C.M., of the Cath- olic University School of Sacred Theology. LEE JAIM have been covered with paper and painted to give the appearance one might find in any sanctuary ceiling. The windows have been covered in a decorated paper to give the appearance of stained glass. "The central figure in the struc- ture is a full size Madonna which appears to have been chiseled out of the finest marble but is actually molded from Arkansas clay and painted a pink-tinted ivory. Every feature is so perfectly.molded that the spectator gazes in awe as he views it. The halo is made of scrap of wire and the Rosary is a link chain both painted in match- ing ivory. The base on which the figure rests might well be marble but is cement molded and painted to give the chosen effect. It is here that one reads the words "Madonna Del Pregeoniers Prega Per Noi"Madonna of the prison- ers pray for us. "The Madonna is placed in a recessed arch made of lumber scraps and a red•drapery effect i provided at the back of the arch which had been covered in news. papers and painted by the prison- ers. The dome of'the arch is of similar material painted sky blue and dotted with gold stars. On either side of the altar are lan- terns which might have come from a European monastery hut were originally et milk cans which have been skillfully wrought, by the prisoners into these beautifully designed light fixtures. The lav- ander glass which fits into the metal frames are painted glass Jars. "A prayer bench used before the altar has disappeared as has a string of Christmas tree lights which outlined the recessed arch but the rest of the chapel has re- mained intact. The chapel required three months of steady work to com- plete and once completed the sur- rounding grounds were planted in flowers which the no longer in their prime are still in full bloom. Petunias and zinnias in every hue as well as marigolds predominate in the flower garden. "The ittle chapel is positive proof of what can be done if the will of man is strong enough and it is an inspiration to see to what lengths a man will exert himself if his faith is strong enough." Y: L. Tow Company . A Complete Line Of .. GROCERIES AND MEATS Phone 421 Dermott Arkansas • 1 AFETY k AmFAC'nON • P ERVCE Dermot[ State Bank Member F. D. !. C. Dermott Arkansas Downey Funeral Home Dermott, Arkansas "Heated Ambulance Service'.' Phone 99 92 Day Night H. McKENNA, Inc. l "Always in The Market For Good White Oak Logs" Also Tracts of Standing Timbe PHONE 114 Dermott Arkansas I I I Grocery and Market DERMOTr Sales B U ! C K Service DERMOTT MOTOR COMPANY "Whe Better Automobiles Are Built Buick Will Build Them" W. C. Renfroe Dermott Arkanu 1 A.:ABROMS O. H. HARDIN FURNITURE CO. Quality Higher Than Price ---Cash or Time Payments-- FURNITURE, STOVES, RUGS AND NORGE REFRIGERATORS 205 Iowa St. Phone 29 England -- Pine Bluff -- Fordyce  Dermott '%Vhere Most McGehee Lumber Co. "- Building Materials PHONE 10 Arkansas FL•EISIG'S New York Store McGehee Arkansas People Trade" Dermott Arkansas The Complete Drug Store DELTA DRUG STORE Quality. Servi. Reliability Phone 55 and 56 Dermott, Arkamas