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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 31, 1943 Catholic Paper Article Gives Priest's Story Of Arkansans Attending Webster College IResponsibility Aid To Wreck Victims St.: Augustine. (E)--The Rev. Rowan T. Rastatter and the Rev. Bernard T. Smith, who climbed for five hours amid the wreckage of the train crash near Lumbarton, N.C., December 16, administering spiritual aid to the dying and in- jured, wrote an account of their experiences for The Florida Ca- tholic, official newspaper of the Diocese of St. /ugustine. The priests were enroute to St. Petersburg, for Christmas assign- ments at their parish, St. Mary's Church, from the Catholic Uni- versity of America, in Washing- Catholic OF Daughters aMERIcA TODAY'S CIlALI.,ENGE ,TTou00 WOMANHOOD The Catholic Daughters of America, Court Victory 564, held their Annual Christmas party for the members and their guests at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, last Mon- day evening. Christmas decorations and a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree helped create a Yuletide atmosphere. Christmas Carols ,were sung, with piano accompanient by Mrs. Margaret Gallion and gifts were distributed by anta Claus. Games were played, after which a buffet luncheon was served. Dancing was enjoyed during the evening. Special guests included the Reverends Thee. F. Walshe and Jesse C. Cheery, Pastor and As- sistant of St. Joseph's Church. The Christmas Party Committee was composed of: Miss Marie Kraeszig, Chairman, assisted by Mrs. Gertrude Finkbeiner, Mrs. Lillian Gray, Mrs. Agnes Steele, Miss Aline Kraeszig and Miss Leona Kraeszig. Pine Bluff.--The Junior Catho- lic Daughters of the Pine Bluff Court entertained with a Christ- mas party for the members and guests December 17th at St. Jo- seph',; Parish Hall. Christmas decorations helped create an atmosphere of festivity. Dancing was enjoyed during the evening, after which refreshments were served. Special guests for the evening were the Rev. Thomas F. Walshe, and the Rev. Jesse C. Cheney, pas- tor and assistant of St. Joseph's Church, and the Rev. N. Charles McGinnis of Little Rock. Committee for the party was under the chairmanship of Miss to-Ann Steele and Miss Minnie Katherine Weaver, assisted by Dolores Michael, Sarah Barrance, Theresa Fratesi and Carolyn Suter. 1944 1 Catholic Art Calendar For Every Catholic Home The Catholic Art Calendar gives complete information on holy dhys, feast days, days of fast and abstin- ence, and a wealth of liturslcal in- formation. Give Calendars For Christmas Twelve beautiful new holy plctures One for each month--In gorgeous colors. This attractive 14 page calendar, size 9 I-S x ,7 inches is metal bound, with cord for hanging. Price each ......................... 350 Order your calendar early from The Guardian 309 West 2rid. Little Rock ton, D. C., where they are mak- ing post-graduate studies. They were passengers on the south- bound train, three coaches of which were derailed. The north- bound train plowed into the de- railed coaches. Fathers Rastatter and Smith said they learned from a porter of the derailment and had seen the north-bound train thunder )asS. They wrote: "With the thought of the pre- vious week's train accident in mind, we opened the platform doors and jumped down on the ,rain becl. Father Smith and I .tarted to run for the scene of the derailment; perhaps some one was injured and needed a priest. l'hree or four inches of snow powdered by the near-zero weath- 'r crunched beneath our feet and the icy stones o[ the road bed made our running progre's rather difficult. "Our train was about a mile, oerhaps a little tam'e, from the :cene of the wreckage. There we found the last three Pullman cars from our train and began to real- ize the seriousness of the situa- tion. These cars were still stand- ing upright even though they had been derailed and thrown into the path of the north-bound train. It was these cars that caused the north-bound Champion to pile up with the resultant heavy loss of life. "Steel rails were scattered about in twisted loops. The engine had dug into the embankment. The coaches were piled up, smashed one on top of the other, broken and twisted. The fires, the wreck- age, the moans and crying of the dying and trapped, some cursing, all made the scene one of horror. Scores were in need of immediate physical relief for their mangled broken and bleeding bodies. "The first thing we did was to give Conditional Absolution to all victims. We then made our way to those who had been pulled from the wreckage and were lying on blankets by the fire, "After doing what we could for !he injured around the fire, we headed for any opening we could !:ind in the wreckage, twisting and crawling to reach some of the in- iured. To some we could speak thers we could only touch by 1retching a hand. There were mine we could only hear. For hours we climbed in and out of the wreckage, giving spiritual as- ;istance and then aiding in carry- ing the injured to waiting am- bulances." The priests praised the work of Army Military Police and also lauded the efforts of the Misses Marie and Eleanor Griffin, sisters and students at Notre Dame Col- {ege, Baltimore, who were en- tente to their home in Savannah in giving relief to the injured. Catholic Union of Arkansas Ray. Anthony LaChows'ky, C.S. Sp. Conway, Spiritual Director Carl J. Meurer, Little Rock, Preatdaat Bruno Llenhe.tt, Morrllton Seeretary-Treasur *Jno. M. Wlilems, SubiAeo, First Vies President Oe.rge fltfemel. Pocahontas, Second Vice President Peter P. Hiegel, Conway, Third Vice President Resolution No. 14 adopted at the State Convention held at Morrilton is as follows: Resolution No. 14: We fully endorse the words and articles of our state Spiritual Di- rector, the Rev. Anthony Lachow- sky, C. S. Sp., of Conway, especial- ly his latest article in The Guard- ian which deplores the forced sale el cattle by farmers and the scarcity and high price of cattle and poultry feed. We endorse his advice to approach our represen- tatives in Congress, members of the Senate and the House, re- questing them to secure for the iarmcrs of our drouth stricken state relief such as is granted by the Federal Government in case of catastrophics. Sodalists Urged To Make Resolutions Only For Selves St. Louis, Me. (E)  Tabooing resolutions for the rest of man- 'kind, the January issue of The Queen's Work, official Sodality magazine published here, urges i Sodalists to make New Year's i resolves only for themselves. "Resolve to stop worrying about the Japanese and the Nazis," con- tinues the exhortation, "and start i/ :, ! i !%) i Left to Right: Mi:;s Beth Mistrot, (at the rear of the car) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leuis N. Mistrot, of E1 Dorado, Ark., Miss Kath- erine E. Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Miles of 621 Ash St., Miss Mary Atom Schm,[ (m bmk of Mis.,; Miles) daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Jordan W. Schaaf ef Paragouhi, Ark. Miss Betty Ann Kirchoff, (next to Miss Schaaf) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 1,1. J. Kirctmff ef Paragould. Ark. Miss Patricia Gib.;on, daughter of Mr. md Mrs. It. G. Gib!on of Memphis formerly of Little II.ock. Ark. Miss Mildred Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Harrison of 42 Beverly PI., Little P, ock, Ark., and Miss Rita Weny, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. N. F. Weny of 287 Goshen, North Little Rock. In the reac oi the picture standing, at the door of the car i: Miss Rosemary Schneiderhahan, Pi'efect of the Sodal- ity at Web.'.;ter College, who met lhe girls from Arkansas when they arrived at the college in September. The young ladies all students at Webster College, Webster Groves, Me., have returned to Arkansas for the Christmas vacation which this year extends front December 16 to January 13. t Arkansas State Council CK :T. J. Arnold, president Park Hill, No. Little Rock G. H. Kenkel, secretary, Brinkley : Leo Hammer, treasurer, Ft. Smith J. J. Duerr, 1.st vice-president. Charleston Mrs Mary Burke, 2nd vice-president, Pocahontas Victor Kordsmeier, 3rd vice-president, Morrllten Miss Patrica Weny, daughter of Doctor and Mrs. N. F. Weny, was married December 29th at the bride's home by Rt. Rev. Msgr. James t=. Gaffney. Miss Patricia is a sister of Miss Polly Weny a member of Little Rock Branch No. 79, and Doctor Weny has been medical examiner for the Branch for many years. Congn'atulations. Little Rock Branch No. 79 will have a New YeaTs Party for both the adults and juveniles next Sun- day, January 2nd at St. Edward's Basement Hall at 3:30 p.m. (after services). Entertainment and re- freshments are promised by the committee in charge, of which Mrs. Julian Nabholz is chairman. All members are urgently re- quested to be present. President ' Poland Sends Message To Exiled Children London. (E)Polish President Wladyslaw Racziewicz has issued a poignantly-worded Christmas l message of Poland's children in i exile, reminding them of the priceless value of liberty and ex- horting them to prepare them-i selves for leadership in liberated I Poland by hard study, according to a report, by KAP, Polish Ca- tholic Press Agency. The message of President Racz- kiewtcz stated: "Beloved Polish Children: "This year you will watch the traditional star of Bethlehem ap- pear under a strange sky. This evil war does not spare even chil- dren and today Polish children must endure the same hardships as grown-ups. "You, Children-in-Exile, have a priceless treasure: Liberty. Even when you are sad you should never forget that millions of Po- lish children in the Motherland are deprived of that liberty. Many of them will not even have the poorest Christmas, for they have neither warm clothing nor nourish- ing food, and they are not allowed to study in Polish schools. "You must take full advantage of your freedom. Remember that Parsel's ishness, contempt for women pa- I gan attitudes of thought and life i "Resolve to realize that there is no such thing as Mass Salva- tion. The world is saved when you and I become wonderfully good people. There is no such thing as humanity. There are only men and women. "Resolve to remember that wishing without work never makes anything come true. "Re'solve to be a fine person yourself. Don t make resolutions for the rest of mankind." Model Airplanes worrying about the things right and here in America that are imita- tions of their slant-eyed and slant- Supvlles souled principles  prejudices against individuals or races, self- -, '." -'.* :_. (glass, plastlc, wood, leather) PARSEL'S 316 W. Capitol Little Rock !THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS NEwS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Helena.  At the November meeting of the Knights of Colum- bus, it was voted to buy a gift for all members of the Council in service. The council bought beauti- ful pocket prayer books, contain- ing the Knights of Columbus em- blem, and sent 23 to members in the armed forces. It was planned also to have a New Years party for the Knights and their friends. This council needs only five more members to meet the re- quirements set by the Supreme Council. Design Quiz Lesson Te Teach Children In Public Schools , Conception, Me. ()--Designed to aid in bringing religious in- struction to the 2,000,000 Catholic children in the United States, who are not in_ Catholic schools, "Ca- techism Qmz,' " a" sere'as of 50. unit-lessons appropriate for use m the home or in Sunday Schools, is being published by the Defenders of the Faith, here. Edited by the Rev. Richard Felix, O.S.B., the weekly lesson consists of a playlet dramatizing a portion of the catechism, ques- tions covering the same portion, a brief explanation of the ques- tions with an illustrative story and 25 or 30 questions bringing out the principal points of the les- son. of all Polish children, you alone can go to a Polish school, you alone are free to learn your les- sons. You must learn them not for your own sakes alone, but for the sake of all Polish children who are not allowed to study. Grow up for the good of the Mother- land!" God, alone, knows the exact Of Community !Described Burlington, VS. ()--The respon- sibility of the community toward its youth was described in a radio address by the Rev. Thomas Con- nor of Rutland, Director of the Catholic Youth Organization of the Burlington Diocese. His ad- dress entitled "The Community and Delinquency" was the fourth !in a series of five addresses on the Vermont Catholic Hour program over station WCAX here. Pointing out that the com- munity has a positive duty to- wards youth in contributing to and supporting the work of the home, the church and the school as educators of youth, Father Conner said that legislation of civil society encourages, divorce and the consequent break down in home life, which is frequently a cause for delinquency. He fur- ther stated that salacious reading --e:pecially of "comic magazines" undoes the positive work of education, breaks down moral stamdards and inculcates wrong attitudes in the minds of impres- ::;ionable children. Ile indicated how in the city of Butfalo the con- trol of lhis problem is being af- fected by the cooperation of the church and civic groups and that by this form of community action the dangers of "filth in print" were removed from the hands of youth. Delayedi]y War Priests Arrive In Florida St. Augustine. (E)--Two young uriests, who were ordained in Ireland for the Diocese of St. Au- gustine, have arrived here after a delay of many months, occasion- ed by the war, to take up their duties. They began their careers here by celebrating Masses at the Shrine of American Motherhood. They are the Rev. James Keogh and the Rev. Dominic Barry. Fa- ther Koegh began his studies for the priesthood at the Gregorian University in Rome, but was forced by the war to finish his studies at St. Patrick's College Thurles, Ireland, where he was ordained June 15, 1941. Father Barry made his studies at All Hallows' College, Dublin, and at St. Patrick's College. He was or- dained June 20. The celebration of Mass by the two new priests at the famous Shrine continued a tradition of long standing in the diocese. The Shrine is on the site where the first Mass was offered in the first parish in this country. When you meet with some con- tradiction, take your resolutions to our Lord, and ask Him to pre- serve them and you with them; then wait until the tempest has past. Plumbing And Heating * REPAIR SPECIALIST * GEO. M. WOODS Call 2-3342 Little Rock ii , . MORRISON HATS MEN'S CLEANED ANIJ BLOCKED 523 Main St. Ph. 9976 III condition of each soul at any --- ,-- --f'am"heli, --- -- .Mailer" time. Pray for the dying. .-- ............... , .......... & Colvert S T A N D A R D] ,00su,,A00CE o, ALL Aetna Floor Wallace Bldg. ICE COMPANY of Arkansas Little Rock No. Little Reek Cabot Brinkley Beebe Pine Bhfff DeValls Bluff A. METRAILER & Co. 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(l)--With a view to pre- vent Fascists from carrying out threats of mass executions in re- prisals for attacks against Fascist )arty members, His Eminence Ildefonso Cardinal Schuster, Arch- bishop of Milan, has decided to in- tervene directly with the German occupation authorities, according to a report published in La Suisse. The report stated that the Fascists had threatened to carry funerals of assassinated partY] -" ! members. ] Every time we lose our temper&| or perform a mean or contemptible ] action, we undermine the eondi't tions for happiness, not only for our neighbor, but also for our* selves. 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