Abilene Morning Reporter News, May 8, 1927, Page 22

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Abilene Morning Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1927, Abilene, Texas CHE ABILENE MORNING REPORTER-NEWS Sunday Morning, May 8, 1927. Father Palladia, S. J. Last of Early Jesuit Missionaries, Is Nearing End At Missoula, Mont. By Universal Service. ' MISSOULA, Mont., s quiet little room in t Hospital, overlooking May 7.—In St. Patrick1* mw^mt ____________ wide plains that once teemed with Indians and buffalo, lie* a wasted, th In-faced roan, calmly awaiting th® final summons of a Master he has served for more than SO years. Now PU IU! IIIUI V muu VV ^---  I    .    , and then his eyes shift from a view!fill so many interesting pages of the plains to a little crucifix hanging on the wall, and his lips mave in prayer. He is Father Lawrence Bruno Palladino, S. J., the last of that picturesque little group of pioneer Jesuit missionaries whose struggles in pushing through the frontiers with the torchlight of civilization of The battery in your car, no matter what the make, will last longer and give better service if it receives the right attention. Neglect means trouble and expense. We maintain a thoroughly equipped station, and can help you get the very best life and service out of your battery. A trial will convince you. Setter flutmobik Battery GEO. PARROTT DISTRIBUTOR 350 Cypress Street Phone 2809 American, history As he gazes over the broad virfta now dotted with prosperous borneo and streaked with cement highways and steel rails, he seems to dream of the days when he walked there among the Indians, teaching them the simple truths of Christianity. •Called” OO Years Ago. Father Palladino came to Montana OO years ago at the personal solicitation of two tribal chieftains of the Flathead (Relish) Indians, who traveled by foot all the way from Montana through the expanse of primitive wilderness to St. Louis, to extend “the call.” Four Indiana started the perilous trip, but two of them died enroute. The young Priest—he had Just turned thirty—could not ignore the call. He returned with the two courageous Rodmen. Since that time Father Palladino ha* been the beloved Padre of several ge-nations of Montan Indians. Last year the venerable priest celebrated the 75th anniversary of his ordination. He came to America when just a boy from a little village hidden in the Appenine mountains. He completed his education in a Jesuit monastery in St. Louis and was later received into the order. Father Palladino knows the Indian as perhaps no other living white man. He has written a number of books, many of which are worthy chronicles of the early history of the Northwest. His best known work is a volume called “Indian and White” written in 1894. Since 1917 he has been bedfast and he occupied himself by writing. Father Palladino resents the appellation of “Flatheads" given th 3 Selish Indians—his Indians. He says this Is wrong, since these re! men are shapely and do not practice the custom of "head-flattening” as do other tribes further west. The Selish or Flatheads were deeply religious, he says, and were responsible for the introduction of f white missionaries among the red + men. The Blackfeet, according to the aged hiatorlan, were deadly enemies of the Flatheads. They lived in what is now Northern Montana. The Blackfeet considered the Flathead buffalo hunter# as trespassers Flatheads believed In a Good Spirit and a bad one. They also believed In future states of reward and punishment. With them, the good Indian went to a country of perpetual cummer, where he would meet his wife and children, and where the rivers were alive with fish and the plains swarming with buffalo and horses. Thar bad indian, on the contrary, was doomed to a place perpetually bound with ice and snow. "Their code of morals was short, yet comprehensive, honesty, bravery, love of truth, love for wife and children were the virtues that entitled them to future happiness; while the opposite vices would lead them to everlasting misery." After hearing about/the "Black Rohes,” (the Jesuits) and believing thesis "pale face” teachers cou'd show the red Wn the way to heaven, the Flatheads sent their invitation to St. Louis for a missionary. Habits of Dress. In speaking of the habits of dress of the Flathead tribe, Father Palladino says; "Both men and women were decently clad. Their garments were made of the skins and furs of the animats that supplied them with food, the buffalo, elk, moose, deer, beaver and the like. "Little urchins, however, often had no other garb but what nature provided. Even in winter some of these little red cherubs could still be seen in our day, plodding through slush and snow In their angel garments, any other raiment proving to them as cumbersome as did Saul's armor to young Drfvld." The aged priest receives a few old friends in his sick room from time to time, but he prefers to remain alone to dream of other days. r t •ROUND THE WORLD The Nude in Parliament. BUDAPEST. May 7.—The war of words over Mr. Scitovsky'a now "morality" orders continues apace, and such incidents as the request >w m of a plain-clothes detective in a on their hunting grounds, which | tramcar that two women passengers were west of the Rockies, and ainee j should remain standing, because the Blackfeet had the advantage of when seated their skirts failed to fire arms obtained from white cover their knees, are reported trading posta. they were able to dally. Fresh alarms and excur-malntain their point, even though sions occurred with the interpola-the Flatheads were considered the tion made in Parliament by Mr. best of warriors.    Pakots, a Socialist member,    who Father Palladino says    of    the    Flat    handed round an album containing heads;    reproductions of the Venus of    Milo “When still pagans    the    ‘Selish    or    j and nude paintings in the Art    Gal- NOW THE Lowest Priced SII with 4-wheel Brakes Superior Quality New Low Prices Coach *795    *625 Touring    765    625 Roadster 825    695 Coupe    795    625 875    725 f ^»*Ain    925    755 Most Active Six in its Price Class Modern—powerful — safe—beautiful — and active1 Thats the Whippet Six. The lowest priced Six with 4-wheel brakes. Ai I ■"■■aff tO% to *3% Caster from 5 co 25 miles per hn.v rhan its nearest competitor. Mitt* active Biz at its price—requires less gear shifting. Pall pressure fobrtcating system— » on the most expensive cars. 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