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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, APRIL 10, 1942 ? ( / r C , ST. MARY'S VICTORY BALL COMMITTEE .x.. |r L:: --Courtesy Arkansas Gazette. Mount St. Mary's Senior Ball last night patriotically carried out the "Victory" theme. Seniors who directed the ball me. pictured above, left to r:ght: Johanna Wright, tickets; Mimi Baldwin, publicity; Patricia Stuart. chairman; Frances Davis, decorations; Carolyn Keller, assessments. Gar- lands o vines and silver shields with blue lights following lhe "V" for "Victory" theme, engaged the use of the class colors. Knights of (ol umbus State Council News .# J. P. Reynolds The Arkansas State Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold its Annual Convention in Helena, Ark., April 26th and 27th. A hearty invitation has been extended by the host council not only to all the Knights of this jurisdiction, but in a special manner to the women as well, with a promise of interest and entertainment to suit the most fastidious taste. Just why a convention? Well the answer seems so obvious since we are by nature social beings, and have been almost since the beginning. We say "almost since, the beginning" because Adam might have been an unwilling individualist, since he had no one to be social with or confere with but his one wife, and the results were not so good. Solomon, on the other hand had hundreds of wives, and he was looked up as the wisest of men. He certainly didn't have so perhaps this whole article is somewhat unnecessary, and hasn't added anything to the universa: conviction that each of our frater- nal problems should be all of our problems, which we mutually solve so easily when we work to- gether for a common cause. ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Little Rock Council, No. 812 Grand Knight Leo J. Byrne will head the Little Rock delegation to the Knights of Columbus State Convention to be held at Helena, Ark., April 26-27. John Albert Healey was selected as an alter- nate for Mr. Byrne. District Dep- uty Robt. S. Peters was elected: as the regular delegate to repre- sent Little Rock Council at the convention. Ed J. Pope Sr. was elected as alternate for Mr. Peters. Arrangements have been made to take all Brothers to Helena Sun- day, April 26, for completion of the degrees of Knighthood. Sev- eral Brothers have expressed themselves as being desirous to at- md the convention and from pro- many wives because he was so wise. Any married man will con- cur in that deduction. So he must have been wise because he had so many wives. There is quite a dif- ference. The many may have been the cause, but certainly never the effect of his wisdom. That's plaus- ible enough when we visualize each wife returning home from a different women's club, with even half the gossip, we can re- alize what a clearance house of news, wise and otherwise, Solo- mon's home must have been. We Knights gather at these con- ventions from all parts of the state, with different ideas and attitudes, but with one purpose, if we are true Knights; that wisdom may result from our deliberations. We open our conventions witla Mass, i in the Name of the Father and  of the Son and of the Holy. Ghost, because we believe that when men are gathered together in God's name He will be in their midst. So from a religious standpoint, it is good that we come together at these conventions, and it's im- portant that we feel the import- ance of our work, and hope of Divine assistance. From a social standpoint: It's always good weather, when good fellows get together. What man doesn't get a kick out of making new friends of the right sort, and meeting old friends of the tried sort. A kid's definition of a friend: is "A guy you know for a long time and still like," and those are the kind of friends one meets at these .conventions. We some- times have to lower the high opinion we have of ourselves, and raise our estimate of others to reach a common level upon which mutual friendship develops more readily, but one finds ample rea- son for dotng both, by simply being true to one's self. There are so many reasons for i holding these conventions, that so tony raliT, o and believe in, that YOUR SECTOR sent indications Little Rock will be well represented. Brother Joe G. McNeil, 1311 Barber Ave., reported this week at Camp Robinson, Ark., for active service in defense of his country. Brother Joe S. Iacovell, 613 East Washington Ave., North Little Rock, now located at Greenville, Miss., with the U. S. Arm3 kir Corps, has received notificati}r of his promotion as a Corporal. Con- gratulations Joe. Keep up the good work. Private J. J. Powers, of Free- port, Ill., Council No. 653, was a visitor at the Club this week. Bro. Powers is now located at Camp Robinson, Ark. Brother Rhinehart Miller, Hoxie, Ark., was a visitor at the Club last week and advised that he has been called to the service of his country, and expected to report for active duty this week at Camp Robinson, Ark. Brother John Rumbach, 1422 McGowan St., who has been con- fined to his home on account of a severe attack of pneumonia, is im- proving slowly. We hope John will be with us again before long, and continue to take an active part in Council affairs. Pine Bluff Council NO. 1153 Pine Bluff Council 1153 ob- served "Founders' Week" in a very appropriate manner, having adopt- ed the Founders' Week Program as suggested by Supreme Knight, it its entirety. The Founders' Week Committee with Brother Albert C. Ernst, S. D., chairman, Bro. Jas. McErven, Bro. E. J. Sauter, Bros. Chas. F. Moore and Bro. W. J. Cranston, appointed by Grand Knight Harry King deserve the commendation of Pine Bluff Council for their successful planning of this pro- gram which was so well received by the members of Pine Bluff, and Bishop Morris Councils. All Knights and men of Saint Joseph's Parish were guests at a breakfast, which was served in the new parish hall, on Sunday, March 22, immediately after the 7:30 o'clock Mass, at which time the Knights and their guests received Holy Communion in a body. The breakfast was served by the wives of the Knights of Columbus, as- sisted by the ladies of St. Joseph's Parish, and a very large attend- ance of men were present. During the breakfast, the trans- cription "60 Crowded Years" was broadcast over Radio Station KOTN and was received by those present through a receiving set hooked up in the hall. Grand Knight Harry King pre- sided as Toastmaster and talks Were made by the Chaplain of Pine Bluff Council, the Rev. Thos. F. Walshe; State Deputy Albert C. Ernst; General Agent, George Clark of Stuttgart, and Past State Deputy Frank A. Steele. Miss Marie Aull rendered the piano selections, the National Anthem and God Bless America, before and at the conclusion of the program. On Wednesday evening, March 25, a delegation of Knights from Pine Bluff Council motored to Stuttgart, to participate in a joint open meeting of Bishop Morris and Pine Bluff Councils and' in- vited guests, where the transcrip- tion "60 Crowded Years" was again broadcast and talks were made by the key. George Evans, chaplain of the Bishop Morris Council; State Deputy Albert C. Ernst; District Deputy, George Schmid; Grand Knight of the Pine Bluff Council, Harry King, and Past State Deputy, Frank A. Steele. Grand Knight John Etz- bach presided over the meeting. On Sunday afternoon, March 29, a joint "First Degree Initiation" was held in Pine Bluff, where a class of candiates were given the First Degree. Candidates from Lit- tle Rock, Pine Bluff and Bishop Morris Councils were present for the exemplification. Bro. Robt S. Peters, District Deputy from the First Arkansas District, Brother George Schmid, District Deputy from the 2nd Arkansas District, Bro,ther Leo Byrne, Grand Knight of Little Rock Council; Bro. John M. Etzbach, Grand Knight of Bishop Morris Council and Gen- eral Agent, George Clark, were guests of the Pine Bluff Council. The first degree was ably exem- plified by the Pine Bluff First Degree Team, composed of Grand Knight Harry King; Deputy Grand Literary and Field Meet To Be Held at Subiaco Subiaeo.--Catholie students of grades 7, 8 and 9 have been in- vited to an "Arkansas Catholic Junior High School Literary and Field Meet" at Subiaco Academy on May 15-16, the Rev. Clement Schmidt, O. S. B., director of stu- dies, has announced. Catholic stu- dents of the state have been con- tacted through school heads of in- stitutions listed in the Catholic Directory to compete in 16 literary President Reads Newspapermen Letter of Faith Washington. ().  President Roosevelt read to the correspond- ents assembled for one of his press conferences this week ex- cerpts from a letter which de- clared that Calvary's cross is "the only sign" by which we can con- quer the "powers of black pagan- ism" now threatening "everything which we hold dear." The President did not reveal the identity of the letter's au- thor, but said that, since it was Holy Week, he thought it approp- riate to read the passage to the newspapermen. "No matter what may be the religious faith of individuals," the letter said, "most Americans see in Calvary's cross the eternal sym- bol that light will conquer dark- ness, truth prove stronger than er- ror, and life greater than death. "It is the only sign by which we can conquer the powers of black paganism that now threaten everything which we hold dear." .: U. S. Forces Give Food to Catholics In No. Ireland Belfast. (E).When one group of American troops recently arrived at a Northern Ireland port, one of the first acts o its Command was to present several hundred' loaves of bread and stocks of can- ned fruits, coffee, meat and poul- try to a Catholic charitable in- stitution, it has been reevaled by Father McGouran, Administrator of Sacred Heart Church here and cousin of the Most Rev. Daniel Mageean, Bishop of Down and Connor. : Father McGouran said the gen- erosity of the American forces to- wards the people in Ulster is "rapidly endearing them to the Irish." "This latest gesture is but one of many which they have made since the arrival of the initial batch some weeks ago," he i said. "Indeed, it is a common thing for them, when situatetl near a monastery or other religious com- munity, voluntarily to send food and their own chefs to prepare it and various other supplies invalu- able at the present time." Priest Dies as He Leaves Confessional Ocean Springs, Miss. (El.  The Rev. Denis O'Sullivan, of Saint Alphonsus' Church here for the past three weeks, died in the church Holy Thursday morning as he stepped into a pew from the confessional. Retired from active duty and residing at St. Stanis- laus College, Bay St. Louis, Miss., for the past three years, Father O'Sullivan had come here to sub- stitute during the absence of the pastor, the Rev. Joseph Holland. Born in Ireland 65 years ago, Father O'Sullivan studied at St. Joseph's College, Cork, and at the African Missions Seminary, Lyon, France. He was ordained Decem- ber 22, 1900, at Cairo, Egypt, and came to the Diocese of Natchez in 1915. Knight, James McEwen; Chan- cellor Leo Steele; Financial Secre- tary, Toney Franey, and Warden, Fred Maher. Following the First Degree, the Honorary Degree was conferred upon Brother Arthur Daroux by the officers of line Bluff Coun- cil. Brother Daroux, a charter member of Pine Bluff Council and acitve in the work of Pine Bluff Council, was honored upon having reached the age of 65 and having been a memler of the Or- der and Pine Bluff Council more than 25 years. Volunteers were accepted before the conclusion of the ceremonies for the All-Night Vigil or Guard of Honor to the Most Blessed . Sacrament on Holy Thursday, an ;annual Catholic Activity of Pine Bluff Council. During Holy Week, the Catholic Activity Committee, with the Wor- thy State Deputy as Chairman, had arranged for the six programs of "The Living God," or the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ which was broadcast over Station KOTN beginning March 31st and con- luding with an Easter Sermon by onsignor Sheen on Easter Sun- day. April 5. BILL scHMIDT AUTO-PARTS & TIRE CO. C PARTS FOR ALL CARS " Vulcanizing - Retreading 308-10 Towson Ave. Dial 4147 Fort Smith, Ark. and 20 field events. The meet is for boys only. Entrants will be kept at the Academy free of charge if they wish to stay there overnight, and meals will be served free. Others will be directed to nearby tour- ist camps and overnight stopping places in Paris. A group of judges will be se- lected from the Academy faculty and if necessary augmented by outside help. Subiaco Academy students are not eligible for this meet, which is designed for non- residents. The Catholic school whose stu- dents win the most.points will be declared the "sweepstakes" win- nor. There will be separate "sweepstakes" for literary and field events, but the same school may win both. Individual win- ners of first place in literary !events will receive a tuition schol- arship award. First, second, and third place winners will be an- nounced and entrants can win points for their school by finishing in any of the first three positions. !Field events will be run off by the Rev. Christopher Paladino, di- rector of athletics, and Coach R. P. Maus. Anyone interested may :get complete information by con- i tacting the Academy. ! Aim of the meet, the first state- wide event of its kind known of here, is to encourage interest in studies and in body building, Fa- ther Clement said. The school au- thorities plan to hold the meet yearly if it receives encourage- ment, he stated. The meet is limited to Catholic schools because the Academy could not accommodate entrants from the entire state school sys- tem and would not have a judg- ing crew large enough to attempt so wide a meet, the Subiaco edu- cator added. Any Catholic student attending a public school with ec- clesiastical permission is eligible to compete, however, the rules provide. Jesuit Missionary, Descen Of Civil War Hero, Visits Bi n, Little Rock. -- Father Marie A remarkable item of Oliver Semmes, S. J., oldest des- that is known by many cendant and grandson of the re- of an historical reference nowned Admiral Raphael Semmes a late biography of Fat of "the "Alabama" fame, was a of Molokai, is the fact Irecent visitor of Bishop Morris. Semmes family at A few minutes with Father instrumental in the Semmes in his 74th year revealed Brother button, who in varied and interesting experiences to Molokai to labor of many years in the priesthood Damien. A recent and tribute to Brother button as missioner, educator and par- under Woollcott in the issue of the Readers Digest about this remark with Semmes. In addition to his work foreign missions, Father has had plenty of teaching. He was alwa in foreign mission schools taught at the Immaculate tion College, New Orleans, Loyola University was He was also connected with Spring Hill College, and Saint Charles College, Coteau, La. Catholic Nurses' League New 'Service Pittsburgh. (). -- A flag," with 50 stars the 50 members of the Nurses' League of the Pittsburgh now in --Guardian Photo the armed forces, was Rev. Marie Oliver Semmes, S.J. at a lecture held in the ticularly as a member of the re- Foster Memorial at the markable Semmes family, of Pittsburgh, with 600 of the National Council Born in Helena in 1868 his boy- olic Nurses present. hood in Arkansas was spent with The Reverend A1 his family in Osceola, Ark., where Schwitalla, S. J., Dea Father Semmes is at present visit- School of Medicine at ing with his sister, Mrs. C. Per- University and President rin. His parents moved to Osceola Catholic Hospital when Father Semmes was very young. From Helena they moved the United States and gave the principal m to Mobile, Ala., where he was Rev. James P. Logue, baptized in the Visitation Con- Director of the Natio 1 vent. It was from here that the of Catholic Nurses, family moved back to Arkansas three nurses who and settled at Osceloa. His father was a prominent attorney there, flag will soon leave for An interesting connection is that duty with the armed his law partner for many years flag is the first of the was Captain Hiram McVeigh, Council of Catholic D f f Alt grandfather of Monsignor Thomas dedicated. :v -- e ense o ars, F. Smith, professor at St. John's Jesuit College Official Homes, Duty Of Seminary. Mr. Semmes helped build the little church at Osceola. To Be Navy Chaplain , Boston. {EL--The Roy. All S C din 1 Father Semmes has spent the Foley, S. J., Dean oft , ays ar a greater part of his life's work on Boston College for the the foreign missions. He is at years, will leave within Boston. (E)."Defense of our present connected with the mis- weeks for active altars and our homes is an ob- sion of Jamaica and the islands lain in the United ligation which rests upon every of the British West Indies where A graduate of He citizen," His Eminence William he has labored for the past twenty Oxfordshire, England, Cardinal O'Connell, Archbishop of years. Father Semmes in speak- Foley was ordained in 1 Boston, declared in his annual ing of his work on the missions Easter message. says he has been "quite insular." "In all humility" His Eminince Naming a few of his islands he said, "we beg God's assistance in speaks of the Philippines, Luzon Fentress M0rtual i our nation's struggle for her rights and Mindanao, Formosa, and the and possessions. And--we say it West Indies. It was early in the in deepest humility--on this glor- 20th Century during the formative ious feast of the Risen Christ, the years of the Philippine gov- triumph of His cross will sustain ernment that he was stationed both the heart of America in facing on Luzon and Mindanao. Of this the sacrifices which are necessary period he speaks of personal for ultimate success, acquaintance with General Tusker "We beseech Our Risen Lord and' Bliss, governor of Mindanao and Saviour to bless our beloved coun- his predecessor General Wood. try, to strengthen its arm, its General Luke E. Wright of Mem- The Only Estabilshmvnt 1'1 heart and its soul, so that, looking phis, Tenn., and of Civil War Arkansas dealgned, built beyond our temporary trails, we fame, served for two years as eated excluslvoly for :may behold, with a blessed hope, governor-general of the Philip- ices. the complete deliverance from our pines was a close friend of Fa- PHONE 6178 enemies who are also the enemies thor Semmes. of all international law and jus- tice. "Only God can know the suf- fering and the mental torment which war inevitably bring.s in its dismal train. Our country s pass- "Home for ClergyWear ing through such a trying period. It is no exaggeration to say that our beloved land has been blessed in a thousand ways but, most of Reasonable Prices all and' above all, by the inestim- able treasure which is in the pos- session of every true American, the treasure beyond price, of the SC() liberty of the sons of God. RUBE a "That blessing came to us from God through the dauntless hero- ism of those who lived and fought and died for the sacred cause of INCORPORATED true freedom, the right tp live our 41-419 Main Street Little Rock, Arkana lives under law and the right to worship God Who is the Giver, Creator and Defender of all just law. "What America offers and gives and maintains for her citizens s a treasure so precious that it is sac- red. The preservation of that her- itage is to every American a sac- Newman red trust and with the possession of that trust goes the sacred obli- gation to preserve, defend and per. petuate it." Little Rock's Catholic Rental Library Cardinal O'Connell presided at Solemn Mass in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Rosaries Priced from 10c to $4.50 S T A N D A R D Sterling silver--sterling sil- ver with cocoa beads-- ICE COMPANY er,00t00-oo]o00,d, green ame- of Arkansas thyst, rose, amber, and sap- phire. 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