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inn ByJoyce Dillingham " qlen he began his apprenticeship in rare books about 25 years ago, Thomas Loome was cautioned by a dealer who said, "Ninety percent ofall books should. have stayed trees." Loome's appearance and attire belie ' his profession. A dealer in out-of-print works of theology, philosophy, ecclesias- tical music, history and art, liturgical texts, religious biographyand lives of the saints, Loome does not often dress in a fallingwithin their specialties. Their stock ranges between 75,000 and 100,000 vol- umes. They live with their live children (ages 7 on down) in a residence behind the shop. St.John's library, begun in 1918 in the basement of Morris Hall, was an impor- tant part of St. John's Seminary, which closed in 1967. ) Loome will take onlya small percent of the books with him. Many of the books are outdated or have been i-evised since Vatican II. Some have been damaged by three-pi..ce tweed suit. heat or mildew. All books pertaining to Sorting rite 55,000-volume library at rite Church in Arkansas will be kept in St.John's Catholic Center, Little Rock, the diocesan archives. ,, which he recently purchased, he wears I.oome described, himself as an ,,old- blue jeans, work shirt and wallabies, fashi med Catholic. Ile added, If I Loome and his wife are booksellersdidn t love the past,,I, wouldn, t rescue fromStillwater, MN. l loused in a former ohler Catholic books. Ilesaid, 'Nobody Swedish Covenantchurch, theyhave thein his right mind would do what I m largest stock in North America of books doing unless they loved the Catholic " 1 Churchanditspastand thu btitshuldbe preserved." ' MONUMENTS Headvisedar,yonegoingi,,tothebusi- UP TO 50% " hess to have a strong back and to be Senior Citizens Sawngsl Physically fit"-- I Iis work will forestall any more dan) | Easy Terms, Ho | age to the valuable books tie believes, / Carrying Chargesl / however, that most Catholic, books / Call Collect... 623-4901 ] shouldn t be preserved. "There s not a chance that most of the,m, will be | CEMETERY SERVICES | wanted ten years from now, he said. OUR CHILDREN ARE IMPORTANT. FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR YOUR [ ] yHI_LDREN & GRANDCHILDREN: [ ' [ [ I minims of_$5,0OO, added thereafter | I ~fe insurance ( regardless of l - I I At age 2,~~;sab~Tity available I I double ir~l~~h, guarantee purchase | I OptiOn~urance & premium......any age ............. ! I $10,O00..~ar ~$ 5,000..._.J~3500,Year l I$~'0*-'' $55"Hear I I o. I l Arkansas area, call or write: l I dOI IN BROCKWAY. District Mal'iag~r I I i I ~No. Arkansas or write: I I JOE RIDDLE. Dlstrlct Manager, P.O.Box 10146 I I "" I I St. Louis, MO 63139 .~'~ ; l / PAGE 8 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC DECEMBER 16, ~f!:i!! ....... In; li Thomas Loome at work in Morris Hall library Mount slates- c pla ement test ,- " cSC Little Rock- Testing and application quirements. Maintaining th d packets for students interested in enter- dards, the school will accept a ti ltlae 11 -- ing Mt. St. Mary Academy in August, enrollment of 600 young wome ": 1989, are now available. " 9th through 12th grades." The placement testwill be iven Satur- Mt. St. MaryAcademy, owned ni lot, day,Jan. 7, from 8 AM to 12:3"0 PM at the 'erated by the Religious Sisters ofl tT; school has been rovidin Catholic Ghl " P g c Girls currently in the eighth grade are education to young women sine . # required to take the placement test be- For more information or to ob i;06 fore their application can be accepted, packet, call the school office at M '"" Mt. St. Mary exceeds new state stan- between 7: 0 AM and 4 P " dards in all academic and classroom re- through Friday. I OOTHILLq, Managed by ~ ~-':[; Ii APARTMENTS ~ Carefree Living in Lakewood ," Spacious I & 2 Bedroom Garden Apartment U Convenient Location "-s: O Bay Windows," Private" Patios O Washer/Dryer ConneC . (3 Boautiful Community Center U "Exerdse Room,Swin ' 758 - 5580 a Tennis , Call or Come by Today. 2401 Lakewood North Little Rock ( Near McCain Mail ) STEAK HOUSE AARON ROSS ' ! and , .I . Owner " i RED COATTAVERNJ ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED "Serviru3 tile prime-rib r, ' ~1 for over 15 yea s ... 3 bfoc.fts West of NLR Ho ay Inn. OPENS:30- 10:00PM MON.-THIlRS. ' " 5:30- 10:30P.M. FRI. &: Sat.