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f . PAGE SIX THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18,1920. Knights of Columbus Society Activities EUROPEAN RELIEF COUNCIL. Pope Benedict XV. in a special let- ter to Herbert Hoover transmitted through Cardinal Gibbons, has given his cordial endorsement to the work of the newly formed European Relief Council. The Council comprises the American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the American Friends (Quakers) the Jewish Joint Distributing Committee, the Federal Council of the Churches, the Knights of Columbus, the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. Headed by Herbert Hoover, the Council will launch a national col- lection for $44,000,000 to succor the starving and diseased children of Aus- tria, Poland, Germany, etc. In His letter Pope Benedict stresses the need of this work and expresses the wish that the work headed by Mr. Hoover "will be crowned with the fullest success." SANTA CLAUS AND ORPHANS. / ever lies in their power to protect this right. Reformers are just as danger- ous as Bolshevists when their zeal is not reasonably directed." K. OF C. TOY SHOP OF SHELl, SHOCK. DIOCESAN NOTES PINE BLUFF. Academy Tea and Bazaar. One of the most beautiful and suc- Regain Health of Mind Working on' cessful entertainments in the history Playthings for Children.' of St. Joseph's parish was the Tea and Bazaar given by the Alumni of the (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) Annunciation Academy, in the library Washington, D. C., Dec 13.--The and parlors of the Academy on the most unique consignment of Christ-! 23d ult. The Alumni, since its organ- mas toys ever shipped from Wash-] ization, some years ago has given an ington will go out from this city this annual affair, usually a large card week to cheer thousands of orphan! party, which drew ladies of every children scattered throughout the faith and of no faith, for an afternoon country. They are the product of with the Sisters was always one of shell-shocked heroes of the world war pleasure. who have been laboring in the This year a Tea and Bazaar was Knights of Columbus' toy shop at St. decided upon and Miss Eulalie Wal- E:izabeth's Hospital for many ker was made chairman by the presi- months. I dent, Mrs. W. A. Taggart, and it was Shop Would Surprise Santa Claus. l largely due to Miss Walker's untir- Santa Claus never stepped into a ing energy that the affair was such a queerer shop than that one conducted, success. Tables were placed in the under the supelwision of Secretary parlors to display the many lovely Thousands of children in orphan asylums are going to be happy on Christmas morning when certain large and promising packages expressed from Knights of Columbus headquar- ters in New Haven, Conn., will be opened. The contents of these pack- ages will be toys made in the famous K-C toy factory at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, under the su- pervision of James Kelly, D. S. C., ex-Marine and redoubtable "Casey." For more than a year the shell- shocked men of the hospital--men who had survived some of the tough- est battles Americans engaged in dur- ing the great war, but not without marks of their participation--have been working under Kelly's supervis- ion in the K-C toy factory. The fac- tory was opened as a last resort to help cure the shell-shocked veterans for whom ordinary psychiatric prac- tice could do little. Jim Kelly, who had been shell- shocked, gassed, shot and everything else, came out of St. Elizabeth's him- self. He asked the K. of C. to give him a hand at curing his comrades, and with permission of the hospital authorities he commenced classes in toy-making in a comfortable airy, sin- gle story shop constructed by the K. of C. on the hospital grounds. With fret-saws and lathes and other neces- sary tools, all operated by electricity or foot-power, the work got under way. No fewer than three hundred men have been graduated from the toy factory, their ailment substantially cured. Now, an accumulation of animals such as not even Noah accommodated in his ark are ready for shipment to the little inmates of great city or- phanages-many of them left by hero fathers who fell during the war. Au- tomobiles, trucks, locomotives and all other kinds of toys are in the assem- blage. The K. of C. could have found some market for them, but the men who made the toys heartily agreed with the Knights that they should be given to the kids. Supreme Secretary William J. McGinley will act as Santa Claus from K-C headquarters in New Haven and many thousands of little ones will have something worth while on Christmas morn. BLUE LAWS ARE RED. The Knights of Columbus declare that blue laws are red. Now that the attempt to force blue-laws into the Constitution is being made the K. of C. have decided to oppose the move- ment because, in their anti-red open forums throughout the country they have found that sumptuary legislation is one of the basic causes of discon- tent, When the blue-law campaigners an- nounced their plan of proceeding through state legislatures and bring- ing about another amendment to com- Pel an eventless Sabbath observance t!r0ughout the country, James A. Flaherty of Philadelphia, supreme knight of the K. of C., immediately notified the corps of K. of C. lectur- ers who appear before four million persons during the winter months to oppose the movement. Under the auspices of the 2,000 K, of C. subordinate councils, lecturers conduct a united campaign against extreme radicalism. The Knights have placed the blue-law advocates in the same class with the Bolshevists as fermenters of discontent and dis- turbers of American social life. The blue as well as the redwill be opposed in the K-C national campaign against extremism. "They are both working towards a similar end," Supreme Knight Fla- herty announced in his instructions to K-C workers, "the radical change of existing conditions, without offering anything constructive. Healthy diver- sion on Sunday is the plain right of every American citizen and the Knights of Columbus will do what- Jack Kelly and Instructor Frank: Wheeler at St. Elizabeth's. For it is not only a top-shop, but a department i of occupational therapy of the hospi, l tal, in which hundreds of men, work -I ing on "Tumbling Tims," or "Patri- ,, ] otic Jacks," or "Rocky Toddlers have regained health of mind and body with which to face life's battles anew. In that nursery atmosphere--for articles, the hand work of the ladies composing the Alumni, offered for sale. There was no lack of buyers and long before the afternoon was spent every article was sold. Tea table, pre- sided over by Mrs. Harry Williams, who poured Tea, and Mrs. Sam Bridges, who dispensed Coffee was as lovely as it was unique, with a decor- ation suggestive of a barn yard the whole a thing of beauty. The rooms were filled to capacity the en- tire afternoon by ladies confing and going. All expressed themselves as delighted at the success of the affair. About $266 was realized, which goeslto the good Sisters for needed improve- ments in the school rooms. Father Higgins made a quick trip to Helena I on Saturday, to assist in cloing the mission which was given by Father Beaver and incidentally to shake there is nothing that the toy-shop scene. A golden pumpkin holding three with its long rows of brightly-painted candles graced the center of the ta- animals and men so much resembles ble, at the base was grouped bunches as a nursery--is being conducted one of grapes, rosy apples, bright hued of the most serious and important oranges and a sprinkle of utumn experiments in all the government's leaves, surrounding the whole was a vast scheme of reconstruction. EverY lminiature rail fence, upon which was move made by these soldier and sailor perched several small turkeys, making toymakers is scrupulously watched, every line they draw, every bit of: wood they carve is carefully scrutin-i ized, and every flash of inventive gen- I ins they display is taken into account, i "It is the joy of finished production' that has the gleatest effect upon these, boys," declared Frank S. Wheeler, of Boston, the instructor, as he paused for a few minutes where he was sort- ing out a score or more of unfinished "Tumbling Tims," as the stubby- nosed little jockeys on their prancing hands with his many friends in his horses are called. "They are just as old home. greatly pleased at seeing each newly Father Fletcher, of the Little Rock painted toy marked "finished" as the i College spent several days in Pine children in a nursery are to see a new I Bluff last week, and said both Masses plaything brought in. I at St Joseph's church Sunday. "Our work is not confined altogeth- t  er to toy. These men are turning ou At a meeting last Sunday at the many useful and ornamental alicles, rectory, eleven delegates were elect Some of them give evidence of hav-'ed to represent the parish at the con- CATHOLIC MISSIONS CO-ORDI- TO WI.00 (I ,d tuoa: ponup, uoD) New York, and the Bishops of Oma- ]ha, and Pitsburgh. Cincinnati Meeting. The meeting in Cincinnati on De- cember 2 organized under the new plan the entire work of Catholic Mis- sions so far as the United States is concerned, and provided for their un- ion under a board of governors con- sisting of members of an episcopal committee, and a board of executives have been given the work of actually carrying out the plans of the Bish- ops in propaganda and management. The Bishops, as the governors, have the distributing power. The whole plan calls for distribution through budgets for each department. It pro- vides for preparatory colleges to the number required, theological semi- narics, publications, etc. But the great change is in the method of securing assistance. This method is no longer to be the some- what haphazard policy of appealing through societies of a semi-private character. Every diocese is to have a director of missions who will have un- der him sub-directors in every parish. So that every member of the Church will be reached through the ordinary channels. At the present time not more than one-twentieth of the Catho- lic people are invited to contribute to missions. The work of preparing the ground amongst the children is to be ,promoted and developed, and mission- ary publications are to be brought together as soon as possible in one I general publication office which is to be located in Chicago. The Indian De- partment remains in Washington. "Mission Sunday." Preparatory seminaries are to be located not only in the East but also in the West. Every missionary activi- i ty of the Church in America, in a word, is to come under the jurisdic- tion of this board, which will have the allotment of all sums collected tlough the parishes. Foreign mis- sionaries are to be brought to Ameri- ca to tell their story, but not to col- lect. One Sunday will be set apart as "Mission Sunday." The plans for an intensive cam- paign, probably begining about May for the organization of every parish in the United States. The slogan is "Every Catholic a Missionary." Whole World Will Work. But the new organization is not planned on selfish lines. It proposes to put its offerings for foreign mis- ing been very skilled workmen Oth- vention next Sunday at Little Rock. sions, aside from those that are to be es a arentl had no mechamcal , l '. PP" Y " " Fifty-three new members were re-l used for educational and training par- t onl one man who H 1 ability at all. Bu y . i ceived rote the Sodahty of The ]poses, at the disposal of the o y came into the school ever fafledto I Blessed Virgin on the feast of the lSee, which already had projected the turn out satisfactory products The I " "" hmnaculate Conception. lestablishment of an international work finally fascinates them. They soon take e  o  o v mistakes , 'ihe entertainment given by the]board on which America will be rep- ". ;l, the," hal "'levoush faiied to  oung Ladies Society at the Elks club resented, as well as Italy, Spain, Hol- w |HaL 2  J grasp. And then they turn to mill-:realized one hundred dollars for the land, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, new lbUilding fund. etc. As France has developed to a tarianarticlesthingSto beandmanufactured.begin to inventBy that i Father Higgins has set the mark greater degree along these lines than thelOf $30,000 in actual cash to be a real- any other country, she will propably time they are usually well on ] ization on Jan. 1st, 1921. All the continue to manage her own missions road to recovery." The instructor turned to a shelf forces of the parish are at work. A until later on. But ultimately the near by that contained a varied ar- beautiful Mtar has been donated by a wholeinternationalWOrld board.Will work through the ray of useful articles that included lady in Chicago for the new church of Our Lady of Loretta at Sulpher hat-racks, waste-paper baskets, can- dlestieks, shoe shining cabinets andlSprings" CHRISTMAS EPIGRAMS. ash-tray stands, all showing the Father Hi ggins visited Mr. Nick marks of careful workmanship. Sccrcz at Sheridan last week. He is surfeiting from a lingering illness and Some prize Toys. is not expected to recover. Perhaps the most interesting of the A new church is in contemplation toys are three miniature aeroplanes _ ^ . . . . tu uc erected seven miles from Sheri- any of whmh will take the mr m a dan. A small Polish colony resides manner that would rival a modern here. airship. Two of the planes are of the Cmis type and the third is a French Bleriot. All have wooden propellers, carved most delicately, and silken wings. They are products of men who saw service in the flying squadrons of Fr. Shaeffer will hear confessions on Xmas eve from 2 to 10 p. m. The pastor from 10 p. m. to midnight. Seek always to do the generous thing, not merely the strictly and se- France. Another prize toy is a model yacht verely bounden thing. Try not how little you can do for God and the fashioned by a lad who sailed the At- common weal, but how much you can !antic in search of submarines, do.--Father Rickaby, S. J. More than one hundred men have passed through the toy-shop training during the past year and thousands of toys have been fashioned by them. The patients come from all parts of the United States. For many of them ordinary psychiatric treatment could do little good. But the workmanlike atmosphere of the K. of C. shop has a soothing effect on strained and tired nerves, and when within its walls two or ,three weeks the men seldom fail to improve rapidly. Shop Inspiration of a Marine. The inspiration of the K. of C. shop is James Kelly, D. S. C., former ma- rine and patient at St. Elizabeth's. Kelly was shell-shocked, shot and gaused on the French front, and when he came out of St. Elizabeth's he felt anxious to help others who had not yet recovered. The K. of C. consented to help him in his plan to erect the toy shop at St. Elizabeth's, and Frank Wheeler, of Boston, an experienced :nstructor in mechanical arts and a man of warm human sympathies, was put in charge. Wheeler's assistant is Alfonso. Letourneaux, of Sanford, Me. it Classes are conducted five hours a day, but so interested do the men be- come in the little mechanical objects they turn out that they may often be I found toiling in the recreation time. i It is a wise Santa who keeps his whiskers away from the candles Better broken toys than broken hearts. Never look a gift in the price tag. Many a man puts on long white whiskers and thinks he looks like San- ta Claus when he looks more like a goat--and perhaps he is. Shopping done in time is the no- blest work of woman! A Christmas gift by any other name doesn't cost half as much. A gift in the hand is worth two in the postoffice. A pound of steak to a poor man is worth a ton of holiday greetings. "URSALA FINCH" Latest Novel by Foremost Catlolic Author ISABEL G. CLARKE STORY OF A REAL GIRL AND REAL LOVE FULL OF ACTION-FASCINATINGLY TOLD WILL MAKE A FINE XMAS GIFT Cloth Bound, $2.25 Net BOOK00RY- 309 WEST SECOND - BOOKERY LITTLE ROCK LATEST CALLED NEWS. :: I -]  (Continued from page 3) e Church retuled direct to London where intetwicwed Lloyd George. He is maining in London, where he is re- ceiving powerful support from mem- bels of both the British and Irish hierarchies. IRISH PRESS ON BRITISH ATTITUDE. (N. C. W. C. Special Cable.) Grand In the first part of, Sacred Heart Convent loss of its kitchen, electric light plant month the 'standing ling Mother Mother LePessant badly hurt, and Louis slightly injured. Dublin, Dec. 13. "Peace with tcr-[that the building rorism" is the manner in which the I fire had been w{ h'ish Catholic press, describes the so it was but a matter! British Government s attitude to- the walls would fall. wards the episcopal peace effort made - ' by Archbishop Clune, who was chap-I TEXAS lain to the Australian forces with the McAllen, rank of Brigadier General. The Australian prelate has pointed out to Lloyd George, in an interview. that England did not require the sur- render of arms before arranging ar- mistices with the Boers or with Ger- many. He also reminded Lloyd George The third bell in Sacred Heart Church cently by Rev. 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