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PAGE EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 31, 1943 Remarkably Cured At Lc,urdes Dies Later of Another Ailment London. (l--John Traynor whose cure at Lourdes ten years ago was described by the late Archbishop Keating, of Liverpool, as "in all if circumstances resembling the Gospel miracles" has died in Liverpool at the age of 50 from a complaint which had nothing to do with the disability of which he was cured. Hermia caused his death. His name is one which has crept into many books on Lourdes. In time it may be as famous as the name of Pierre de Rudder in the history of Lourdes cures. When the Lourdes Medical Bu- reau first examined him he was described as "a museum of dis- eases." John Trayhor was in the navy in the first world war. He was wounded several times, and as the result of a severe head wound, he, was discharged, in 1916. In time he Itecame a 1confirmed epileptic. His right rm was atrophied and quite useless and he had lost the use of both legs. When the first combined pil- grimage to Lourdes was organized from Lancashire, Jqn Traynor went with it. That was in 1923. He was carried on a stretcher But he returned with the pilgrims a few days later using his own feet and helping the other sick pilgrims. When he got back home he took up his old job--one which he had not been able to follow for many years--that of a haulage contractor. Close medical observation was kept upon him, and the following year he returned to Lourdes--this time as a stretcher bearer--and was again formally examined by the doctors at the medical bureau. They declared that his cure was "beyond human skill". John Traynor went back to his work, and it is said that so great was his strength that the heaviest jobs were left to him to handle. He had from time of his dis- charge from the navy been re- ceiving a disability pension for his war wounds. It started as an 80 per cent pension, but a year later--his case being recognized as very bad and his condition permanent--it was increased to 100 per cent. When he found he was better I John Traynor took the case up with the Ministry of Pensions to have the matter reviewed and rectified. But the Ministry of Pensions would not recognize the cur: after all their doctors had declared that he was incurable So he went on drawing his pen- sion and doing the hardest kind of manual work. But there was a drawback to the pension. Because he was 100 per cent disabled, according to the law, he was not allowed to have a license to drive a truck. Year after year, until this war started, John Traynor went back to Lourdes to thank Our Lady for his cure. He always went as a brancardier and became president of the Brancardiers' Association of the Liverpool archdiocese. The ttospitalite presented to him its coveted silver medal. John Traynor was mazried in 1900 and had 13 children. Three of them were born after his cure Rationing In Trans-Jordan Jerusalem. (E)--At long last has the war, in the form of rationing come to Palestine's sister-country, Trans-Jordan. Although that country east of the Jordan River ,is largely desert, yet it is rightly called "the granary of Palestine." Thus far it has not felt any of the usual war-time privations. Season's Greetings W. M. SWILLEY AND SONS Full Line Blrdseye Frozen Foods Fresh Fruits and Vegetables--The Finest K.C. Meats At All Times 422 N. Washington Phone 48-4 EL DORADO, ARKANSAS Season's Greetings UNITtD Ii0000DIT JEWEL00I00S Arkansas' Diamond and Watch Store Randolph Hotel Building Telephone 19 EL DORADO, ARKANSAS Bread IS GOOD ECONOMICAL FOOD TINY BUNDLES OF CHRISTMAS JOY Timely Elemals RL Rev. Msgr. Peter M. H. Wynhoven Editor-in-Chief Catholic Action of the South DOING WITHOUT GOD We had a visit from a representative of the FBI chief. Mr. Hoover is contemplating the organization of a youths' protective society in every large city of the country in order to be prepared for the postwar juvenile moral revolution. The thought back of the idea is the old, sensible axiom: an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Mr. Hoover's theory is that his office can make a more valuable and constructive contribution to the welfare of the United States by interesting itself in removing our youth from, and safeguarding them against, temptations rather than in appre- hending them for crimes already committed. He feels that the influence of religion should play a major part in the scheme. The proposed plan is a splendid one, worthy of all our citizens' most serious consideration and ready c0-operation. It is an encouraging and healthy sign that such an important fed- eral official is giving so much thought to this plan. The great misfortune as to our government is that so few of its leading repre- sentatives apparently are inclined to weigh the rock-bottom funda- mentals of stable and successful society. They seem to be obses- sed with temporary expediency, nothing more. Most of them give the impression that they are pri- marily interested in making a name for themselves by coming before the public with some arbi- trary, catchy idea, unbalanced be- cause of its lack of sound elemen- tary thought, and void of any moral objective. Man is a moral being. In man's immortal soul lies the great dis- tinction between him and other animals. Hence, it is an extreme- ly dangerous fallacy to study and attempt to guide people only biologically, without recognition of their duties and obligations to God, the Creator. The Bible is the book universal- ly accepted as the official ex- pression of God's mind and wish. No one but a fool could lightly thrust it aside. The Scriptures have been esteemed for centuries as the textbook that contains more wisdom with regard to human nature and destiny than all the tomes of the whole world's savants put together. Back of an appalling number of crimes lies, directly or indirectly, an uncontrolled sex impulse. And this is the kind of impulse that most needs a spiritual medica- ment. What are we drifting into, when the United States public health service has the effrontery to pub- lish and issue a Manual of High Schools and Sex Education which contains such paragraphs as the following: "Within a generation we have learned pretty generally that vari- ous methods and forms of sensual gratification are practically uni- versal for boys and girls from in- fancy on through adolescence. In considering the subject of mastur- ItOLiDII? 00Elt00OI1 May this New ear's bear a photegraphle "likeness to the one of your heart's de- sire, and may 1944 be an album of 366 very happy days. This, friends and cnmprise double- batten, it is necessary to detach ourselves from earlier moralistic assumptions and vague fears about sex . . . Assuring this point of view, any self-induced sensual pleasure, masturbation included, is not so much to be overcome as outgrown. The question of right or wrong in the moral sense does not enter at all." To begin with, it is a damnable misrepresentation even to hint that most of our boys and girls are unmoral, sex-obsessed weaklings. Any priest who regularly hears confessions can give the lie to this loose statement. Secondly, it is a dangerously destructive theory that the question of right or wrong in the moi'al sense does not enter a consideration of youth's behavior. The fear of God is the most potent check on man's pas- sions. Other influences may help to restrain and curb inordinate sexual inclinations, but they mean little unless the divine wrath, and the eternal punishment, for those who deliberately fail are stressed. These deterring thoughts are not merely superstitious or pious in- hibitions; they are actually divine threats found in the unequivocal language of God's Book. Nonsectarian public correctional institutions never will be able to achieve much lasting good in re- habilitating our youth without im- pressing them with the principles of religion. f God is left out of the curriculum of a school, es- pecially in the case of problem children, not much salvation or EL DORADO PHARMACY PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS 100 North Washington EL DORADO, ARKANSAS Phone 601 I Majority Brazil's Students Request Religion Courses Rio de Janeiro. )--The Most Rev. Jayme de Barros Camara, Archbishop of Rio de Janciro, in- augurated the first dmcesan ex- position of Christian Doctrine here with Theobaldo de Mirando, Municipal Secretary of Instruc- tion, as guest of honor, at which it was shown that a vast major- ity of public school students for a number of years have requested they be given religious instruc- tion in the schools. The Rev. Jose Moss Tapajoz, Diocesan Director of Christian Doctrine, pointed out that in 1936, a total of 9,392, or 81 per cent, of public school students had asked for the religious instruction, which is given only at the request of their parents. In 1937, he said, 91 per cent of the students re- quested the instructions and the following year 89 per cent. The difficulty in giving the 'instruc- tions, Father Tapajoz asserted, was in providing competent teach- ers for the many schools in rural areas. Many of the teachers are volunteer teachers in the schools and members of Catholic Action. correction of evil tendencies can be envisaged. Mr. Hoover is right--the Church must enter the picture. Without thought or fear of God, any de- pendable morality hardly can be expected. Without respect for moral laws, and the need of spirit- ual influence, crime cannot be curbed, especially among youth. Without an early check of our in- creasing juvenile-crime wave, our country is doomed to a terribly tragic future. And to think that we have so many influential and high-placed people in this country who plan to aid human nature by trying to do without God and so playing into the hands of the devil! That is more than said; it is our most menacing national calamity, Opening Of Amaz00 Mission Answer Prayer Of Rio de Janeiro. (l--The of a mission by a six-man demptorist band in Northern Brazil, to minister the Indian and white in the wilds of the Amazon country, was characterized answer to a prayer by the Rev. Joao da Mata Amaral, op of Amazonas. The missionaries, who left Province of Missouri in the ed States, to take over the assignment, are the Andrew Joerger, C. SS. R. perior; the Revs. Joseph James Martin, Joseph Buhler John McCormick and Cornelius. When the missioners were corned by Bishop Amaral, he s "Our Lord heard our when he sent you, dearly brethren, to'labor with Us in never-ending parishes of the land, some of which have vacant for the last 30 years cause of lack of priests and now are hppily provided througi your zeal and love souls." The missioners will olerate Manaos, capital of the"State Amazonas and the great center, in which there has b increased activities because the rubber shortage by the war. It is better to be obliged to count to God for too much ness than too much severity. not God all love? God the is the father of the wretched; the Son is called a lamb; God Holy Ghost manifests Himself der the form of a dove. If were anything better than nignity Jesus Christ would told us, and yet He gives two lessons to learn of meekness and humility. Friendships are the joy that grow ,unbidden in pathway of our lives. Season's Greetings Hall-Chadwell Funeral Home AMBULANCE SERVICE PHONE 23 EL DORADO, ARKANSAS 19- s- 44 EXCHANGE BANK AND TRUST CO Member F. D. I. C. EL DORADO, ARKANSAS We pause to extend our sincere holiday greetings to our cus- tomers and friends, It has been a pleasure to have served i you ie 1943. 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