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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, FEBRUARY 19, 1943 ' ArchbishopSpellman AtVaticanYesterday o00+ho00, 00ex+ Talks To Pontiff About Religious Matters New York Prelate Visited State And Church Officials of Spain; New York Chancery Office Issues Statement (By N.C.W.C. Special Wire . Service) ]q'ew York, Feb. 18.--Most Rev. Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop cff New York and Military Vicar, is arriving in Vatican City today. 1-e is to be received by His Holi- r, ess Pope Plus XII, in an au- dience about religious matters. This is revealed by the following statement issued by the Chancery Officer of the Archdiocese of New York: "Archbishop Spellman has left Spain and will arrive in Vatican 'i C ty Thursday (today). for an au- dience with the Holy Father about religious matters." Dispatches from Spain reporting jresence of Archbishop Francis J. Spellman on Iberian Peninsula .,;aid he celebrated Mass last Sun- day in church of San Isidro, which serves as pro-Cathedral of Dio- cese of Madrid; that United States Ambassador and Mrs. Carlton J. H. Hayes attended this Mass.: That Archbishop and Ambassador motored to Toledo, where Ameri- can prelate visited most Rev. Enrique Pla Y Den;el, Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain Sunday afternoon; that Ambas- sador Hayes also went with Arch- bishop Spellman to visit General Count Francisco Gomez de Jor- dana; Spanish Foreign Minister, in what Ambassador said was purely +courtesy call. Dispatches also states Archbish- op Spellman visited General Francisco France at latter's pri- vate xesidence, and that he was luncheon guest of Most Rev. Leo- poldo' Eijo Y Garay, Bishop of Madrid. n00Columbus State Council News" By 3. P; Reynolds Bro. Jas. P. Hopkins of Jonesboro, Ark., was unanimously elected State Secretary to complete the Unexpired term of Bro. Enos French of the same city, who ha' joined the Armed Forces of Our Country. Bro. Hopkins is one of the old-timers who never lost touch with Columbian;sin. He has held every office from outside guard to grand kuight in the Jonesboro Council, was elected state deputy in 1922 and re-elected in '1923. During his term as state deputy, Pocahontas ,THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS NEWS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS * Council No. 812 Knights o * * Columbus will attend Corn- * * munion Service in a body * * next Sunday morning at * * 8:30 Mass in St. Edward's * * Church, 9th & Sherrnan St. * * The Officers and Committee * * on Catholic activities ex- * * pert every member and also * * any visiting member to at- * * tend this Communion Set- * '* vice. It has been suggested * * that the members make tiffs * * a spiritual Bouquet in hotl- * * or of our deceased..merubers. * , * Coundl 996 Fort Smith.-- The Fort, Smith Council, No. 996 of the Knights ff' Columbus held an interesting meeting on Thursday evening, February 11. The Council was presented with a $500.00 Defense Bond I,:,y one of t'ne worthy brothers, Visitors were Brother Mullen, nt Los Angeles, Califo:m[a. and b'rother Bergman of Cincinnati, Ohio. Present also were 25 men :from Camp Chaffee. Following the short bffsiness session, refreshments were served and. Private John Hanus of Chi- c'go, Ill., and Brother Fred Lira- berg sang several songs I Catholic Union of Arkansas t Roy. Anthony Lachowsky, C.S. ep Conway, Spiritual Dlroctor Carl J. Meurer, Little Rock, .President Bruno Lienhatt, Morrilton Secretary-Treasurer Jno. M. Wiltems, Subiaeo. First Vice Pasldent George Stlemel, Pocahontas, Second Vice President Peter P. Hi*gel, Gonwy. Third Vie* President The Central District will hold' its District Meeting a:t Con- way, on Sunday, March 7, with St. Josephs Parish as host. This should prove an outstanding neeting, since it is planned to hold 19ublic speaking contests, fir both the young ladies and young men of this district. All par(shes are urged to send a representative to appear in these contests+ + ,Prizes will be offered to the winners and those taking first prize will also speak at the State Convention at Morrison Bluff, on :eptember 5 and 6, 1943. All affiliated societies &re urged to continue their work: on the program of the Union in order that the year 1943 will:be even more successful than 1942 and that the annual reports of;all show a greater amount of worl accom- plished. We hope to make another report on the Mission established 'at the State Sanatoriuin near Bonneville, which under the able direction of Roy. Father',George Strassner, O.S.B., of SubiCco Ab- bey, is making splendid Rrogress. We do not want to overiook the Council was instituted and Col- umbtanism grew in size and pres- tage. Congratulations Bro. Hop- kins, ydur long and sincere efforts in behalf of the Knights of Col- umbus of Arkansas, is an example of true knighthood that might be well emulated` by others whose in- terest dwindles instead of grow- ing with age. Founders Day, March 29th, is only about '.five weeks away, and all councils in the state are urged to arrange a suitable program to commemorate the noble work of The Roy. Michael Joseph MeG;v- hey, who inaugurated the Adea of a Catholic Fraternal Order, and worked so persistently and suc- cessfully in behalf of the Knights of Columbus, long after he com- pleted the preliminary steps or organization. Don't procrastinate with this suggestion, this celebration should be one of our major activities, and we should start now to make ar- rangements in our own councils to properly commemorate this great anniversary March 29th, might seem far away, but with reference to time, you never real- ize how close far away is, until it's past, and' unless we utilize every hour as it comes, we will always be one hour short when it has past. Let's call March 21-29 Founders Week and step'up the speed of our 5-Point Program during that time. Take in new members, reinstate old members, interest our present members, arrhnge for Corporate Communion, broadcast the noble work of our founder, and the Ord- er he founded, and keep alive and progressive the spirit of Colum- bianism in our own beloved state. Convent-Observes Feast Day At Fort Smith Fort Smith.--The Convent and ,Academy of St. Scholastica at Fort Smith observed the feast of its patron, St. Scholastica, on Feb- ruary 10, wth fitting solemnity. The solemn High Mass,' beginning at nine o'clock, was celebrated by the Rev. S.J. Peoples. Father Peter Post was deacon of the Mass and Father Lawrence Graves was sub-deacon. The chapel was beautifully decorated for the occasion with white chrysanthemums and white carnations. The Academy enjoy- ed a free day in honor of its holy patron. . The senior class of St. Scho- last;ca Academy sponsored a form- al dance in the Academy gym- nasum Friday night, February 12. The dance hall wa decorated in the traditional Valentine motif. 'Beneath Another Sun' Catholic Book Club Choice New York.--The Catholic Book Club has chosen "Beneath An- other Sun" by Ernest Lothar, as its February book selection, it was announced here. The book deals with the Mumelter family, who for ,more than three centuries liv- ed in the South Tyrol, earning their living by carving religious statues and how the family fared as the Tyrol came under the domi- ,nation of Nazis and Fascists. missions of Batesville and New- port which we are asked to SUpr port by our Most Reverend Bishop, John B. Morris, and which Mis- sions are especially dear to his heart. Slovactown Boy Killed In Action Slovactown. -- Memorial ser- vices were held at SS. Cyril and Method;us Church, Saturday for Pfc. John A. Hendrichovsky, age 26, who was reported killed in action,, somewhere in the South Pacific on January 13, 1943. Rev. S. F. Jacklin officiated. Mr. Hendrichovsky was born and reared at Slovae. He was liv- ing in St. Louis, Mo., at the time of his induction, February 21, 1942. He was married to Bridget Konecry of Slovac, in December, 1941. Surviving him are his wife, a scn, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ulatren, and Mrs. Sophie Push- korsky. Arkansas State Council CK of A Roy. Alphonse Muelter, O.S.B., spiritual director, Charleston T. J. Arnold, president Park Hilt, No. Llttlo Rock G. H. Kenke/, secretary, Brlnkley Leo Hammer, treasurer, Ft. Smith J. J. Duerr, Ist vlc.president, Charleston Mrs Mary Burke, 2nd vlce-presldent, Pocahontas Victor Kordsmeler, 3rd vlce-president, Morrllton St. Seholastica Branch' No. 1005 held initiation services last Sun- day and initiated the following new members: Bernard Koch, Gregory Friga, Edmund Friga, Bernard Fritehie, and Miss Marie Buss. After the initiation and meeting, refreshments were ser- ved. The entertainment commit- tee also did their full share to make the event a joyful one for all the members present. The parents of Brother Henry Kirchner, member of Branch No. 1005 of the St. Scholastica Parish, celebrated their Golden Jubilee on January ll, and belated con- gratulations are due the honored 3ubiliarians and the hope is ex- pressed that they may yet live to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee. The Roy. Father Fabian Diersing, O.S.B., Pastor of St. Scholastica's Parish was present at both of the above occasions. Mr. George H. Steimel, State Organizer, writes that the 66th anniversary drive for new mem- bers is coring along fine and he feels that Arkansas will again 6ut- rank the other state organizations as it did in 1942. Mr. Steimel also soid that Arkansas has 5 of the Local Branches on the Juvenile Honor Roll, these being Subiaco, Little Rock, Conway, Charleston and Ft. Smith. It would be fine if every local Branch of the State would be on this honor roll. It should be the aim and ambition of every Officer and Member to see that their Juvenile department is as large as the Adult one, for if the Juveniles are entered into the Branch the Order will grow and these youths will become future Officers and Members of the Or- der and will take the place of older members. In the February Issue of the C.K. of A. Journal only 10 1deal Branches in Arkansas are rep- resented as reporting their mem- bers in the U.S. Service. The Of- fleers of the other Branches should make it their duty to report their members to the Supreme Office so that their names will be listed, and that they will receive their Prayer book ad Rosary Kit, free of charge from Headquarters. Mr. Steimel also reports that Reverend E. J'. Yeager, Spiritual Director of Pocahontas Local Branch No. 476 is getting along better and hopes to be able to at- tend Houston, Texas Triennial Convention in May, as the Arkan- sas Delegate. Mr. Peter Hetge!, Sect'y. of Branch No. 909, Conway, reports that he last meeting of the Branch was a very successful one. Presi- dent William B. Thines presided. Thirty members of this Branch are now in service with U.S. Army, Navy, Air forces, etc., and the secretary reports that Christmas ORDINATION (Continued from page 1) two priests for his own diocese and seventy for other dioceses, all from St. John's. The Rector re- called the determination of the Bishop under God to supply a priesthood for his Diocese. And this remarkable record for a Mis- sionary Seminary was his joy to- day in the centennial year of the Diocese. Mr. Murphy 'with due apologies asked Father Paul Wachtrle, sen- ;or of the newly ordained, how it feels to be a priest? Listeners were tense; it was a pertinent question. But, Father Wachtrle replied that it was a joy impos- sible to describe. "If there is any note besides joy," he said, "it ,is gratitude-gratitude to God for His great Gift and to man for all who helped us reach this sublime goal." The short program was con- eluded with a few thoughtful words from our Most Reverend Auxiliary. Bishop Fletcher said there were different kinds of joy, and that the joy of ordination day was not an ordinary joy. It is a joy that comes from sacrifice. A seminarian sacrifices many things, and on ordination day God accepts the sacrifice of their future lives. The joy of ordination day then is peculiar, because the sacrifice is strange and peculiar. Relatives of the newly ordained who we guests at the banquet at St. John's were: Mrs. George Wachtrle, mother and Miss Vir- ginia Wachtrle, sister, of Father Wachtrle, both from Ord, Neb.; Mr. John C. O'Dwyer, Sr., father l and Roger, brother, and Misses Anne, Dorothy and Emily O'Dwy- er, sisters of Father O'Dwyer. Raymond, a brother is a student[ at the Seminary.. Mr. O'Dwyer] and family formerly of St. Ed-] ward's parish, Texarkana, now[ reside at Shreveport, La.; Mr. and: Mrs. Roy Cheney of St. Patrick's parish, North Little Rock, Michael Boyce of Philadelphia, Pa., broth- r of Father Boyee; Mrs. James Burke of' Philadelphia, mother of Father Burke. cards had been sent to atl of them and favorable replies had been received. R e v. Anthony Lachowsky, C.S. Sp., Spiritual Director spoke on the good that the Society was doing for the Church and' Com- munity, and advised the members to secure more new members, both Adult and Juveniles. M is s Antoinnette Thessing, Chairman of Juvenile activities, reported that the Juvenile Christ- mas party was very successful and that other children were becoming interested in the order. Several new Juvenile members were re- ported and accepted; also one new adult member received. The C.K. of A. entertainment and cake-walk on January 14th, was ja successful event and pro- ceeds therefrom are to be used for cemetery beautification. Miss Bobble Eheman, member [of Branch No. 79 is taking a few days vacation from her Beauty Shop in order to visit her Sister, Mrs. J. J. Payne and family at Kansas City. This family now also includes Bobbie's Pet Niece, Sandra Louise. Mr. Bruno Lienhart,. Sect'y of Branch No. 993, Morrilton writes as follows: The Branch will hold its regular monthly meeting,. Wed- nesday night, February 24th. A good progrmn is promised with Miss Catherine Hoelzeman and Miss Loretto Rohlman on the Com- mittee. Several new members are to be obligated. Word has been received that Bernard Lienhart, Bruno's son, has been promoted to petty officer, first-class. Ber- nard joined the Navy August 15, 1941. He had been on Aircraft Carrier Hornet which was sunk Oct. 26, 1942. He has since been in the Solomens. Bernard has been a member of Branch 993 for :12 years. Mr. Lienhart also re- ported that Brother Henry B. Na- gel is a very sick man at St. An- thony's Host;pal, Morrilton. Hope is expressed that he may soon re- co, vet. M. P. Wilkiewizc President of Y-O-U CAN LEARN [ Do not imagine that eauty Culture is a vocation too difficult for you to learn. Visit this leading School-- and see how fascinating our learn-by-doing methods are l Write for detaih---now. NATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE 116 Main St. No. Little Rock, Ark. ----Guardian TPIe Bishop is the first to receive the blessing of the newly ordained priest. Shown here on the is the Rev. John C. O'Dwyer, Jr., as he bestows his First Blessing on His Excellency. In the ture also is shown the Very Rev. Msgr. John B. Scheper. On the left is the Rev. Jesse C. as his father and paternal grandmother wait in turn while he bestows his blessing on his Fr. Schmitt Drill At Subiaco Sub;ace. -- The Rev. Aemilian Schmitt, O.S.B., pastor of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church, Fort Worth, Tex., spent an hour last Friday reviewing the Sub;ace Academy Victory Corps troops, which recently began military drill. Father Schmitt organized' the old "Cadet Corps" at Sub;ace in the first world war, and kept it activitated till two years after the armistice. He is a reserve officer in the United States Army, dis- abled for active duty by a "strep" infection which nearly cost him his life some seven years ago, and left him with a stiff knee. He has a troop at Lanari High School, of which he is principal, and he per- sonally drills the Fort Worth troop. The Subiaco corps is in very good shape for the time it has been drilling, which is less than three weeks, Father Schmitt said. "You have some good material to work with, and earnest, conscientious workers," he stated. Coach R. P. Maus and the Rev. Christopher Paladino are in charge of the Victory Corps physical fit- ness program, of which the mili- tary drill is a part. C.K. or A. Branch No. 1133 of North Little Rock, was elected President of St. Patrick's Holy Name Society, at a meeting held there last Sunday, in connection with the 'monthly Communion Breakfast of that Society. Congratulations Rossi Bros. Care 306 LOUISIANA LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Pocahontas Starts Camera Club Pocahontas.--The students of St. Paul's High School, at Pocahontas, Ark.i have established a camera club, the' first and only one in Randolph county. The club was started for the seph Peters in December, 1942. the camera as possible, and with the hope that the club can be of some use to the war effort. The club was founded by Jo- seph Peters in the December, 1942. Mr. Peters has studied photo- graphy for the last five years as a hobby, and thought others might be as interested as he is in the work. An announcement at the school LET US SHOW YOU HOW MUCH MORE EXTENDED COVERAGE ADDS TO YOUR PRESENT PROTECTION[ Extended Coverage added to your present Fire Insurance-- safeguards your property against the seven principal hazards now causing heavy losses to property .owners. The protection includes Hail, Explosion, Tornado or Wind- storm, Riot and Civil Commo- tion, Motor Vehicle Damage, Falling Aircraft and Smoke Damage. W. B. WORTHEN C0., BANKERS "Since 1877" Main at Fourth Member F. D. 1. C. assembly brought a record rollment. Out 5f 35 stu the high school, the camera boasts a membership of 24. Officers elected are Peters, president and Bobby Dust vice-president, Ellen Jansan, secretary treasurer. The club has fixed a dark about 10 by 20 feet in the and the room has been through the advance dues tion. The club welcomes any members. *STIFFT'S JEWELER[ STIP[T'S[ 310 MAIN - JEWELEI  HOW ABOUT YOUR Catholic Paper? 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The Catholic Press is YOUR PRESS and yOU are needed in the APOSTOLATE Serving the Catholics of Arkansas for 32 years as the only official paper of the Diocese. 309/ WEST SECOND ST. LITTLE ROCK, ARK.