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PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 17, 1943 II III I I I I • I Vincent De Paul Of The Blitz Two hundred Chinese women profitably engaged in weaving cloth and making shoes and stock- ings, a prSnting shop giving em- ployment to the maimed and crip- pled, inm4merable families, other- wise doomed to idteness, busy in cigarette, mat, and other small industries, a hospital founded, de- atroyed and resuscitated, this is the amazing achievement of a missionary at St. Columban in a blitzed town in besieged China. Flash-back to July 1939: For two years the war between China and Japan has been raging• Ref- ugees keep pouring into Naneheng, headquarters of St. Columban's Vicariate of Nancheng, Kiangsi. They are weary, lame, sick, pen- niless. Into the breach steps Fa- For Christmas Give BUNTE FINE CANDIES and PLANTERS COCKTAIL PEANIY Distruted By W. S. COMPTON CO. Mt. St. Mary's Academy ther Tom Ellis, missionary of St. Columban, six feet tall, thin, pale, blue-eyed, soft-hearted• There is no hospital but, for the pres- ent, a room will do for these suf- fers to' sleep and rest, St. Colum- ban Sisters to look after their sores, a cook to prepare two solid meals every day. Before many months there will be Nancheng's first hosPital, St. Luke's• In St. Luke's, patients were OOO00nooonoooc]o00000000 o00nnclooClOOOOOOOODO0000 ,00LID 0 Little Rock's Major Establishments of Learning ,, ,,,,, , ,, , 3OO00ODDDODDDOODDDDODDOG .: , ,, , ,,,: ..... ]DDOOOOOOODDODDDDDDOODO M. O. BRANTON cured but Father Tom was not satisfied. They were not strong enough for ordinary work. Father Tom set them making candles and rosaries. Personally, he taught them how to cast a mould and string a chain. He acquired a hand printing-press and showed them how to set type. Orders came for rosaries, for candles, for books. June 1942 brought catastrophe• A two-week Japanese .invasion left Nancheng a city of ashes and among the ashes the hospital and "The Works"--as St. Columban colleagues nicknamed Father Tom's project. A recent letter from China re- veals Father Tom triumphant amidst the ruins. A school has become the new hospital, the in- dustries are revived 'and he has new schemes for reaching out to surrounding villages and starting cooperatives to produce home- made goods for isolated Kiangsi. The printing-press hums again. Cloth comes from the busy looms to go into stockings, and cloth- and-paper shoes. Even cigarettes are manufactured and mats. A war-paralysed people is being re- energised.  _ NCCS Drop.-I{eter " In Virginia Dedicated Alexandria, Va. {DA new USO Drop-In Center, operating under auspices of the :National Catholic Community Service, was formal- St. John's Home Missions Seminary Palestine Celebrates 14 Christmases Not only in Palestine the Holy Land of all Christians, but it is holy in varying degrees to Mos- lems and Jews as well. Here each of these three great religions has its own Sabbath, the Moham- medans observing Friday, the Jews Saturday, and the Christians, of course, Sunday, as their days Holy Hour Gift Of Dubuque Youth To Servicemen Dubuque. (E)--Over 1,000 girls and boys spent the hour of pray- er sponsored by the Catholic Youth Organization in St. Raph- ael's Cathedral here labeled, "Spiritual delivery, one Holy Hour for Peace/' as their Christ- mas gift to the youth of Dubuque now in service. The idea of the Holy Hour was to make it a gift from the youth of Dubuque at home to the youth of Dubuque in the service. The prayers led by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. V. Cagey, pastor of the Cathedral, and the hymns directed by the Rev. E. G. Kelly, of Loras College, were ad- dressed to the Sacred Heart in Catholic High School ]- ,t Is Published On Teaching Religion Washington. (E)--"The best way to teach religion is through the medium of the Bible," observes the Rev: Joseph L. Lilly, C.M., as- sistant professor of Sacred Scrip- ture at the Catholic University and secretary of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, in a leaf- let just published here by Confraternity of Christian D0C- trine and entitled "The New ment in Religion Courses." leaflet contains an address ered by Father Lilly to directors of the Christian Doctrine at St. College, Notre Dame, on 24. players are obliged to excuse their ,  , )&. ' " wm . * ly opened and dedicated here to- employees from duty on varying CAr T E R I A day. dates, in accordance with their  ..... Ceremonies in connection with religious,, affiliations.,, This results " "'i ; ' W," -l. ., .:' l[" . in skeleton staffs trying to cope  - '-./  . ..,r, the opening included a flag reis- with the business of those who ing conducted by the local Ameri- are not "feasting"--as the expres- : "  r can Legion post, music by the sion goes. Some idea of the ex- U.S. Army Band from Ft. Bel-tent of this "feasting" can be voir, a reception for members of gained from the fact that there were no less than 25 bank holt- "Quality Food at the armed forces, military of- days in Palestine in 1943besides ) ficials and local citizenry, and a the "Sundays." Popular Prices" program of entertainment includ- Apart from these minor incon- ing a formal party and dance, veniences, there is a social side Speakers for the occasion in- to the numerous feasts and fasts -. ,^, t-, .....  .  t. m of the, country For example, k" k"  el .............................. - when'one " " • . , chances to meet a mander of Ft Belvoir, xviayor • • I frmnd, he must instantly recall William Thomas Wilkins of Alex-[ whether to wish him a Merry Like a Genie of Benevolence, the Christ- us during the past year. We list your andria; the Most Rev. Peter L. Christmas, a peaceful Jewish mas spirit overspreads the land, and friendship among our most precious 615 Main Street ..... tar Bisho- of Rich Hannukah, or a joyful Id el-Adah none can escape its magic spell• No assets, and will leave nothing undone to lremn, oaaju .. ' PExe utive I for the Moslem Feast of the Sacri- better time than this universal season merit still further your full and cam- mona; James o orrs, c fice--all occurrin " • and other ! g m 9ecember. Little Rock, Arkansas Director of the NCCS, [ Of course, if the friend happens of good will to tell you how greatly we plete confidence. members of the NCCS national[ to be an Orthodox Greek or appreciate the good will you have shown staff. J. Paul Tribles, chairman Syrian, he must not be greeted for of the Alexandria USO-NCCS ex- Christmas before January 7th, Ring out wild bells, 'tis Christmas! Merry Christmas to all and a Happy ecutive committee, was master of New Year's greetings being re- ceremonies• served until January 14th. On the New Year, and, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us all----everyone! other hand, if speaking to an Armenian Orthodox, one is care- ful not to wish him a Merry THE Christmas at all, for actually his I  church does not keep Christmas TWI00 {:]ITY as a separate east. Instead, he commemorates Our Lord's :Na- tivity, together with the Epiphany, /-- =  on his January 7, which happens to be our January 19. :    INSURANCE  BANKING  REAL ESTATE 201 Main Street Telephone 6171 -:':-  North Little Rock It is our sincere wish that each member of your family will enjoy the most bountiful and happiest Christmas ever! 346 Gazette Building General Contractors Little Rock, Arkansas Day Phone 4-2257 Night Phone 4-7728 " " 4-2258 " " 2-2077 W.00T. STOVHB "Pleasing You Keeps Us in Business" Arkansas Owned and Operated Representing KELEKET X-RAY EQUIPMENT AND 716 Main Street SUPPLIES Little Rock, Arkansas of rest and worship. Besides acts of reparation and consecra- their weekly Sabbatical days, tion. each religious group has its own The Rev. R. P. Duggan, director major and minor festivals, with of the CYO, was celebrant of the ibolidO [sti[l[ the result, for instance, that this solemn Benediction which closed year of 1943 witnessed no less the service. than nine New Year's Days ob- ' -:- SNODGRASS served in the Holy Land. Even Catholic News Workers this number is exceeded by the Wed At Dialogue Mass number of Christmas Days, since that Festival is celebrated fourteen London. (E)--A dialogue :NUp- & BRACY tial Mass marked the marriage of times a year bythe various Chris- Andrew Boyle, former Catholic tian rites in Palestine. Herald reporter, now in the forces, 110 Main Street In addition to their 52 Sabbaths, and Christina Galvin, from Tip- t kept by each of the respective re- perary, secretary to the editor of ligions, an abundance of Chris- the Catholic Herald.  Phone 4-3763 tian and non-Christian festivals The editor, Count Michael de la imposes burdens other than reli- Bedoyere, was the lector for the gious upon both adherents and dialogue; the news editor, r. Ful- . 19÷3 non-adherents of the different ford, served the Mass which was groups. For instance, banks must offered by the Rev. Dr. John close on both Eastern and West- Heenan. ern major festivals, and on those of Moslems and Jews. Govern- ment departments and other em- And may we add a word of thanks for your much appreciated patron- age during the year. PEERLESS ENGRAVING COMPANY ARTISTS DESIGNERS 203% W. FOURTH PHONE 8266 MERRY CHRISTMAS is our sincere wish to you and we thank you very earnestly for your con- tinued patronage throughout this year of 1943. May God keep each of you and yours safe and fill your New Year with abundant blessings. TERMINAL VAN & STORAGE CO. Little Rock Modern Fireproof Warehouse Agents, Allied Van Lines, Inc Arkansas # ::ii