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Requiescant In P00ce Miss Catherine Wenke Miss Catherine Wer;nke, aged 34, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wernke of Cincinnati, and sister of Rt. Rear. Msgr. H. H. Wern- ke, Dean, and Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock, died at her home on Sunday, Decem. ber 16th. Funeral services were held at Saint Boniface's Church in Cincinnati on Tuesday moring, Decencber 19th. In addition to her parents, Miss Wernke is survided by five brothers, Joseph, I John, Henry, Aloysius, and Msgr. Wernke. Another brother was the Roy. Anthony Wernke, who died a few years ago. A few weeks ago, Msgr. Wernke was called to his home in Cincinnati by the serious illness of his sister. As time went on, she seemed to im- prove, and he returned to his duties at Good Counsel Parish last week. On Sunday evening, he received the message that his sister had passed away, and he left immediately to at- tend the funeral. Miss Wernke met with a serious accident about six year ago which incapacitated her to some extent. An improvement had been noted, however, during the past few months. A few weeks ago, she contracted pneumonia, and in her weakened condition she was uable to withstand the ravages of this dis- ease. In her last illness she was consoled by the ministrations of the Church, and she had the happiness of having" her brother, Msgr. Wernke, with her for some days before she passed away. Her death is mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives. Msgr. Wernke has the sympathy, not only of the members of Good Counsel Parish in Little Rock, but of his wide acpuafntance of friends, who sympathize with him in his loss. Erasma Scarlisi Funeral services for Erasma Scarl. isi, aged 47, 118 Vine street, North Little Rock, who died Sunday were held Tuesday at 9 a. m. at St. An. drew's Cathedral in charge of the CATHOLIC CIVIC Rev. Thomas A. Costello. He is sur- vived by his wife; one 00on, Josephan CLUB Saclisi of Italy. Pallbearers wer F. Battisto, Johnnie Cia, Benda Lor- ( Continued from Page 1) ence Sweeney, Steve Spinelli and Mike cupies among the institutions of the Trotta. Burial was in Calvary ceme.. tory in charge of Owens and Co. Albert Mendolia Funeral services for Albert Men- delia, aged 42, who died Saturday, December 16, were held Monday morning, December 18, from St. Louis Church, Camden, at 10 o'clock with the Rev. John McBarron, pastor in charge. Burial was in the Camden cemetery. Mr. Mendolia's death resulted from injuries sust'ained Wednesday when he slipped and fell in front of his father's place of business on Wash- ington street. His head struck the pavement, fracturing his skull. Mr. Mendolia's place of business adjoin- ed his father's store. He was a shoe. maker and ,a well known and respect- ed citizen of Camden. He was a mem- ber of the Elks Club and also of the Woodmen of the World. A native of Italy he came to Cam- den with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mendolia, in 1905. He is sur- vived by his widow, three sons, his father, two sisters, Mrs. S. P. Trinea of E1Dorado, and Miss Sylvia Men- delia of Camden; and a brother, John of Lake Providence, La. LIUISE De MARLLAC'S CANNONIZATION MARCH 11 EMMITSBURG, YD. -- The ,canon- ization of Blessed Louise de Maril- lac, Foundress with St. Vincent de Paul of the Daughters of Charity, will take place on March 11, 1934, accordi,ng to a cablegram received at St. Joheph's College here. Diocese, say a few words to the n:embers of the club. Sister Anna, who was very much affected, re- sponded, and thanked the members for the interest they were taking in the little orphans who had been plac- ed under her care. It was then unamimously voted by the club that the December meeting in future years be in the nature of a Christmas party for the orphans, and that it be held at St. Joseph's Or- phanage. Benediction was then pronounce by His Excellency, Bishop Morris. A feature of the meeting was the bers of the Catholic Civic Club. Many of the members brought toys, others brought food, and gifts of various kinds. All in all it was an u!nusually happy occasion not only for the Sist- ers, and children at the orphanage, but for the members of the Catholic Civic Club as well, who felt more than repaid for whatever efforts the/ had made in bringing the spirit, and the joy of Christmas to the orphaned children at St. Joseph's Orphanage. Following the dinner, the members adjourned to the Recreation room where several musical numbers were presented by the children. It was noticeable that on leaving all the members seemed to be thorou.ghly sat- isfied, and all agreed that this meet- The word announcing the date of ing will stand out above all the meet- Blessed Louise de Marillac's canon- ings which have yet been held by this ization was received here on the club, as one of the most notable and three hundredth anniversary of the enjoyable in its existence. feuding of the Community. Life Geo. P. Kordsmeier "The Insurance Man" Fire Casualty Office: Morrilton, Arkansas 1,074 Employes of the Arkansas Power and Light Company and the 3,794 members of their families join in ex- tending to the 5,000 stockholders, thousands of customers and the other citizens of Arkansas sincere wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We employes assure all that on this occasion as on those that have gone before--in fair weather and foulwe will continue to maintain the services essential to safety, convenience, comfort and pleasure of the public. Our problems, like yours, have been multiplied by circumstances and conditions beyond our control. Our business has dropped, our costs have gone up. We have had to assume in- creases n taxes, material and other costs which in other businesses are passed on to the cus- tomer. This is unfortunate for us who suffer cuts in pay and ow find the prices of every- thing we use going up--that is, everything has gone up except the services we supply. Tlis maks it difficult for our company, and difficult for us. Still, there is some satisfaction in observing the results of our efforts and sacrifices. We know that our company's services are ab0ut the only necessities below 1913 prices. So, with courage, hope and faith, we go into the new year, confident that we are on the "up- grade of business trend," and that the public's spirit of fairness will see to it that we and our company receive a "square deal." Surely such service as our company has rendered to Ar- kansas will not go unrewardedat least by fair treatment. In this attitude of mind we employes of the Ar- kansas Power and Light Company again extend wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year the hoof, to carry her owner quickly q over the road to the market or to the place of recreation, but she is one of the most useful of all the animals on the farm. In fact she is useful if not to sy, so necessary, that with- I out her, and the other lowly animals, :that should be found on every farm, such as the mule and the horse and the hog and the hen, it is only a question of time, when the Ford, also, can no longer be found on the farm, if in- 'ldeed, the tract of land itself, still de- serves to be called a farm. In my opinion, the scarcity of live stock on the farm, where of all places it should be found and abound, is one of the causes of our economic ebb, Which as I see it, originated from the farm, qand will have to. be cured through the farm. In the first place a farm will not indefinitely remain Christmas tree which was placed in to be a farm if nothing is done to re- the center of the. dining room, at the ', store and retain its fertility. To this foot of which each member placed a ! end there is nothing that can sub- gift. Judging by the number of pack- !stitute for livestock. Commercial ages that were brought to the or- I fertilizer cannot do it and neither can phanage, it was plainly evident that the bedding of the car barn, nor the Christmas this year will be a mos cast-offs of the old family car build up notable one at that institution on ac- its exhausted fertility. There is but count of the generosity of the mem- I ne thing that can effectively restore nd retain arm fertility and that is barn yard manure. I A great deal of the land of our I state was none too rich to begin with, i and much more of it has been robbed !of what fertility it onced possessed by constantly taking from it and re- turning nothing to it. You cannot indefinitely continue to reap where you have not sown. No land can con- tinue to yield crops indefinitely with- out being replenished. But it is pre- cisely thisthing of .constantly har- vesting crops from the same land that farmers have attempted to do. This is particularly true since the advent of the car, because it has replaced thousands of horses and mules. will absorb a great deal of rain be- Fertile land is lose and porous and fore it will begdn to flow or wash away, but poor land is hard and im- pervious ,and acts like a roof or a concrete floor. The slightest show- er will cause water to flow in streams ,CLERGY AND LAITY and wash away what little good ALIKE MOURN DEATH ground is left. Moreover, since much INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP of the land in Arkansas is foun( -- amoung the foothills of the Ozarks ( Continued from Page 1) it is particularly subject to erosion reached out even: to the wayward boy, Unless it is kept fertile or covered for near the city of Terre Haute, with some king of cover crops, such under his Apostolic guidance, :a model as grass and meadows, such as is need- institution, known as the Gibault led for livestock Home for Boys, ha arisen for the I a " " "" .. I m no saying nat farmers special purpose of reclaiming ne .x.^.. .......... t,,,,,u no enjoy me use o the car, wayward of the flock" ' [but I do say that the cow and the The Rev. Priori also wrote of [mule must also be found on the farm, Bishop Chartrand's .deep slicitudelif for no other reason, then at least on account of the by-products ob- for the sick. "Scarcely a week passes," he wrote "that he does not visit the Catholic hospitals of the city, where he may be found going from one patient o another, speaking words of cheer and encouragement, lifting up and filling with hope those with whom he leaves his apostolic blessing." Note Spread Far :The writer also revealed that the fame of Bihop Chartrand had spread far beyond the bounds :of his im- mediate diocese and state. "Beloved by the clergy and people, Bishop Chartrand's zeal as a succes- sor of the apostles is not only known to the church in the United States." the Roy. Priori wrote, "but has spread even to the Eternal City where his many acquaintances admire not only the man, but the leader of a great unit of Peter's flock." LETTERS FROM OUR READERS The following letter appeared in the Arla:nsas Gazette under date of December 20. Father Hoyt Deplores Decrease Of Live Stock on Farms. To the Editor of the Gazette: Henry Ford was quoted, a few years ago, as saying that the cow is the most useless and expensive article on the farm. You can't blame the auto magnate for feelin;g that way because the cow is not in his line. But one would at least expect the cow to stand in better grace with the farmers. But even they seem to have turned their backs upon the lowly cow and have gone "ear-minded," judging from the scarcity of cows and other domestie animals throughout the Southland. The Cow is not n ormental ani. real, nor is she particufarly fleet: on P00LE00. = gLbi00is:r Flowers for all Occasions NEW LOCATION l17W gth Phone 4-0463   Nits 4.2446 Wa Pas Cash For Used Furniture Massery Furniture Co. 91 W 7th -- -- PHONE 4-1$ tained from such livestock. This is more impdrtant now, during this re- covery period than ever before. For it is hoped that some day in the near future farm products will bring a living price aga, in, and then the farm- ers will look for good land to pro- duce good crops cheaply. Lawrence Hoyt. Little Rock. C0NWAY Grades Stae Christmas Program The :annual Christmas program was staged by the grades of St. Jo- seph school in the auditorium, Dec. 17. The small children started the entertainment with a "Christmas Greeting," :and a "Mother Goose Party." Here we met our old tiw.e friends, Mother Goose, Jack .and Jill, Mary Quite Contrary, and a host of other acquaintances. Grado three followed with "Can You Guess?" This was an original play- let in which the pupils tried to solve the knotty problems, of how many apples Adam and Eve ate. The fourth grade presented "Cinderella" Cinderella went to the ball and lost her slipper as she did in our fairy books. The Prince and the haughty sisters re, ado their appearance in due time. "Parade of the Dolls," by the .fifth and sixth grade girls, remind- ed every child that Christmas was near. "Scarecrows Arousing," by the fifth and sixth .grade boys, was a drill which furnished the humor for the evening. The seventh and eighth grades top- ped the Performance by u four act play entitled, "Out of the Shadows." In this play, M,ryra Styles rebels :against her harsh guardian who rc fuses to disclose her identity. She meets Violet Jameson. After much excitement the two girls find them. selves to be sisters and go back to their father in Greece. The e!nthusiastic audience eagerly awaited the announcement of each number by a broadcast over station, XMAS. The entire program was a marked success and all are loud in their praises of the interesting even- in g sent, and to the excellence of each number. Honor Roll The pupils of St. Joseph School who have scored the highest in the second exams are: Grade lLucille Hegeman, Helen Mrie aeger, and Agnes Gehrki. Grade 2B'-Ruth Worm., Raymoad Thessing, and Robert Simon. Grade 2A Edward Halter, Rich- ard Moix, and William Hambuchen. i Qrade 3Cathene Sebenmer- Grade 3  Catherine Siebenmor- go.n, Hildegrad Bruich, Angola Lach- owsky, and Michael Hiegel. Grade 4--Louis Struck, Loretta Daugherty, and Leo Hiegel. Grade 5 Anton Bruieh, Antoin- ette Worm, and Charles Hoyt. Grade 6  Cecilia Siebenmorgen, Geneivieve Worm., and Henry Lien- hart. Grale 7 --Leona Hiegel, Caroline F avre, and Elizabeth Moix. Grade 8 -- Marie Enderlin, George Daugherty, Mary Moix, and Mar. garet Grummer. High School: First Year: Marie Christine Hiegel, Eliabeth Nabholz, and Louise Moll. Second Year: Leo Halter, John Ed- ward Lachowsky, and Frances Meyer. Third Year: Robert Moll, Gerude Dum, and Rose Marie Worm. Fourth Year: Ernest Moix, Ger- trude Lachowsky, and Louis Hiegel. Louis Hiege!. THREE $25,000 GIFTS LISTED IN HURLEY WILL CHICAGO  (NC)  A number of bequests to Catholic institutions in addition to the $25,000 gift to No- tre Dame University, were made known last week when the will of the late Edward N. Hurley, indus- trialist and war-time aide of PresL dent Wilson, was probated. St. Vincent's Infant Asylum and Lewis Memorial Maternity Hospital were each bequeathed $25,000, a sum equal to that given to Notre Dame. ST. EDWARD'S CHURCH ST. EDWARD'S CHURCH Our Church has just corn.plaCed very successful mission, which hope will do much to produce a uine spirit of religious Carver a operation and spiritual revival. A now to crown the success of the mi sion we are engaged i n the cele tion of forty hours adoration. The services on Sunday, Dec. 2 will be at 7, 9 and 11 a. m. and 7: p.m. The Christmas services will with a high Mass at Midnight. Masses will be at 6, 7, 9 and 11. 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