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PAGE TWO THE GUARDIAN, MAY 14, 1943 Good Counsel Parish Grows And Expands Under Msgr. Wernke Little Rock.-- Recent improve- ments at Our Lady of Good Coun- sel Parish afford an opportunity to tell anew some of the more re- markable accomplishments of the parish under the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman H. Wernke, V.F. The Golden Jubilee of the par- ish next year in 1944 will bring to fore such records as will be a credit to the pastor and well de- served praise to devoted parish- ioners. Ideals that may be summed as ed an accumulated building fund now amounting to $23,000. $15,- 200 of this has been invested in war bonds. The announcement of installa- tion of a Kilgen Petit Ensemble Pipe Organ with chimes and vex humana has been previously made, but it is an item that should be listed among recent improvements. Since last spring, when Mon- signor was advised to relinquish semen.of his parish dutes, the Rev. Edward R. Maloy has been an able assistant in many ways. The Rev. Thee. J. Prendergast, who must give the greater part of his atten- tion to The Guardian also stays at Good Counsel rectory, and as- sists in parish work in every need- ed capacity. Last fall a needed additional room was arranged by enclosing the porch on the rectory. The design and erection of this com- fortable and practical reception room was in charges of J. E. Gehrki &apos;of the parish. A picture of this room, which gives added convenience ih holding convert in- structon classes is shown in this issue. '  : : % Arkansas State Council r il ? Rt. Rev, Msgr. H. H. Wernke, V.F. contributing only to the honor and glory of God and blessings and benefits of parishioners are the guiding beams of Monsignor Wernke's faithful endeavor. Hence the cent redecoration of the interior of his church shall serve these ideals well. A con- gregation is inspired to devotion and prayer in the pteasing sur- roundings of a "House of Cod". Monsignor has been pastor of Our Lady of Goad Counsel since 1920. The retirement of a sizable school debt and the addition of an annex, which furnishes living quarters for the Sisters of Mercy ' who are in charge of the parish school, is all old news. But, in a few weeks now, the parish will complete its first $5,000 burse to St. John's Home Missions Seminary. With the an- nouncement of completion of this burse, the parish will continue on toward the completion of the second burse. Parishioners are grateful to St. John's and they rightfully feel indebted ince the three priests who serve them made their studies there. The annual parish report show- A. METRAILER & Co. Leaders in Better s SHOE REPAIRING Rev. Alphonse Mueller, O.$.B., spiritual director, Charleston T. J. Arnold, president park Hill, No. Little Rock G. ' 14. Kenkel. secretary. Brinkley Leo 14ammer, treasurer, Ft. Smith J. J. Duerr, let vice.president, Charleston Mrs Mary Burke, 2nd vice-president, Pocahontas Victor Kordemeler. 3rd vlce-presldetat, Morrlltoo gq44 Mr. Peter P. Hiegel, secretary Of Branch No. 994 Conway, re- ports the death of a charter mem- ber, Mr. Charles L. Simon, who died at the Conway Hospital had been a resident of Arkansas fo 64 years. He is survived by 3 sons, John, Nick and Charles and one daughter, Mrs. Richard Lewis, of Conway. Mr.-Hiegel also sent a resolution of sympathy by the Conway Branch. The Mother's Day Communion Breakfast was held at St. Edward's last Sunday, May'9. The break- fast was served to the ladies by the members of th'e St. Joseph's Society, and was a token of ap- preciation by the men to the mothers of tim Parish. The at- tendance was splendid. Enterior of Our Lady of Good Counsel Redecorated --Guardian Photo Little Rock.mShown here is the interior of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church recently redecorated by Steve Cole, Sr., and sons, members of the parish. The pleasing tone is in the color of light peach and complimentary shades with a pre-dominance of cream, is done in oil. The artistic stippled panels and borders have a relation to the Gothic and Byzantine. Knights of Columbus State Council News By J. p. Reynolds It has been suggested that the various councils composing this jurisdiction take up the study o current questions that might effect us directly and our Nation as a whole, not only to make the meetings more interesting and thereby increase attendance, but also to keep posted on the mportant topics of the day. As the Corstitution of the U. S. A., is the basis of our rights to meet, discuss and express our opinions, it would seem proper that we as Americans .nould have some knowledge of our funda- mental laws. The condition of the United States in 1787, when national free- dom had been won, the constitu- tion did not exist, and each state stood on its own rights, the future of a united country seemed' dark. When Congress asled for money, many of the states refused to pay. Georgia for example, paid noth- ing between 1781 and 1788. Wil- liam Grayson wrote: "New Hamp- shire has paid not a shilling since the peace, and does not mean to pay on to all eternity. Some states threatened to leave the Union, and the touch of a feather would turn them away, said Gee. Washington. Wise men, and per- haps the providence of God guid- ing them, saw that if the union was to be saved it was necessary to form a permanent, centralized authoritative government that would uphold all in which all states believed and yet leave to the separate states, under the Union, the conscious dignity of self-government, and accordingly the Constitution of the United States was written, the purpose of which, as stated in the first paragraph of the Preamble, is "To form a more perfect union." Unity .prevailed and the discor- dant groups grew into a great united nation, of which we are Council 812 The Bond drive is over and it was another successful achieve- ment for Little Rock Council No. 812. The Supreme Council's goal was $25,000,000.00 in commemora- tion of Founder's Month, March 29 to April 28 inclusive. Accord- ing to Council prorata, based on Membership, this Council's quota was $15,810.00. Under the able Leadership, of the Very Rev. Msgr. James E.. ,Connell, General Chairman, of the Bond Drive, we overscribed our quota more than thirty-five times. The gross total $603,530.00, made up as follows: Purchases by members, $269,- 350.00. Sales made by Council through booths and rallies $270,- 190.00. Public sales $48,200.00. Sales through other sources $15,- 790. Through this magnificent showing, we have an excellent chance of having a Flying Fort- ress Bomber, named after ur Organization. ,The Pulaski County Board, advised us if we were able total of $313,430.00, or $13,430.00 more than the required quota. Next Tuesday, .May 18, will be regular meeting night for Coun- cil 812. All members are urged to be present, because there are several important things to be acted upon. The Rev. Edward R. Maloy, As- sistant Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, was the guest speaker for Little Rock Council on Tuesday night, May 4. The Rt. Rev. Paul M. Nahlen, O.S.B., Ab- bott, New Sub|ace Abbey was a visitor. The honorable Frank Franey, Pine Bluff, former State Deputy will make the address at the Com- munion Breakfast to be given by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 812, on Sunday, May 23. All Knights are urged and re- quested to meet at the K. of C. Hall Sunday morning at 6:40 a.m., and march in a body to the Cathe- dral for the 7 o'clock Mass. The Very Rev. Msgr. Jas. E. O'Connell, State Spiritual Director, will be celebrant of the Mass. After Mass the Knights will march to the Ca- thedral hall for a Communion Breakfast. Mt. St. Mary's Students Hold May Day Fete Little Rock.--Mt. St. Mary's pre-commencement activities be- gan with the May Day Fete held at the academy last Monday. The May Day celebration was opened with May procession and crowning of the statute of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of May. The entire student body took part in the out-door proces- sion which formed in the driveway and proceeded around the main building to the grotto on the back campus. Little Dorothea Rozan Hart of the First Communion class crown- ed the statue. Other little First Communicants assisting were privileged citizens. And T.J. (Tommy) Eheman, mere- For approximately fifteen hun- o secure $300,000.00 subscribed Melody Ann Nangle, who carried E. Series Bond only, they would the flower crown, Mary Los SHOE MAKING ber and organizer of Atkins dred years Christianity was prac- recommend a name for the Bomb- O'Connor, with the lily; and flow- Branch No. 1030, has just been tically one, and must logically re- at moderate prices elected president of the Atkins main so, since its guiding prin- er. Final check shows a gross er girls; Gracie Brehl, Geneva Lions Club and Louis Berkemeier ciples, to which ail must agree, ]' smcr ,m ..... U0 E. 4th St. Phone 4-0716 was elected second vice-president, were Divinely established, untU II ] Campbell, Mallory Best of luck to both in these new misguided individuals and' groups I|   offices, arrogated for themselves a self-[| '] & Colvert , sufficiency, and planted the seed l| of discord and dis-tlnity that con- [|  I INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS tinues to function as a factor of I| I Aetna Floor Wallace Bldg. disintergration among the dis- I| 225 .... senters. As American Knights, [| IiI Phone 4-0 Advertisements and principally as Catholics, let | us have unity, and a proper re-II Compliments . ., spect for our lawfully constituted I| I Fentress Mortuary / OF 00uthorities II Our Lord tries:those who are it Of' Ii :i,i:!Ti!:i:ii!iT!i:.iiiiii!iil/ generous. He is often disappoint- II ........ ::::::<::' ................ ;:.,, ....... Merchants and Firms ed in our trust that He eagerly I I I ] seeks for a soul whom He can try, /| / appearing on these pages and rejoices when He finds one.]l are in compliment of Religion attaches the emotions [| Steve Cole, Sr., .. and Booksellers and SatlonersPassions Of man to lofty ob- [| jects, and thus purifies, chastens | and consecrates them. I[ | The On y IEstabiishm.nt In Western| and sons , I Xrkaasas designed, built and dedi-| l cated exclusively for Funeral Serv-I Recent Improvements In Allsopp & Chapple , II !'"'" / Jl] | PHONE 6178 1 t ,,,,,, , 9 Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish 307-309 Main Street [1| * W " q . Call. III or Omce Su,,p,ePh. 2-U - -egarty CONGRATULATIONS TO Msgr. Wernke and Parishioners of Good Counsel Church Drug Company 4th and Main Sts. Phone 9111 Little Rock, Ark. HIMSTEDT C. FINKBE!NER .... NINTH AND HIGH .i Plumbing & Heating Company Inslation and Repairs of PLUMBING & HEATING 321 West Capitol Phone 6153 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Reliable--Satisfactory BILL SCHMIDT AUTO-PARTS & TIRE CO.: " PARTS FOR ALL CARS * Vulcanizing - Retreading i 308-10 Towson Ave. Dial 4147 Fort Smith, Ark I U I I , H Steve Cole Redecorates Interior Of Good Counsel Little Rock.--Decoration recent- ly of the interior of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church by Steve Cole and sons, members of the parish, has delighted the senti- ments and hearts of the congre- gation. This Little Rock parish is ap- proaching its Golden Jubilee, which will be observed during the Jubilee Year of the Diocese Centennial, 1943-44. It is in partial preparation of this event that the Rt. Rev. Mon- signor H. H. Wernke, V.F., pas- tor, decided to have his church redecorated. Mr. Cole and his sons are noted artists and it was their devoted interest to work in their own 'church. Their recent work in the Arkansas State Capitol, in dec- orating the Senate Chamber and the House Lobby, although a job of importance, did not, as Mr. Cole explains, absorb their interest nearly so much as their efforts on the interior of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Three sons, Steve, Jr., Larry, and John often work with their father, and the team would be hard to surpass. The boys look to the art and taste of their father with devotion and pride, and rightly so. For, Mr. Cole, who came to Little Rock with his par- ents in 1877 has been a life long Student of painting. His first studies were made in 1892 at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, where he worked under the late luban Bissel, and J. J. Frey, not- ed artists of their day. Mr. Cole has also studied in England and has visited the more famous art galleries in Europe. This talented painter speaks of the 'earlier days' with a gleam in his eye. He was in demand when the stage was popular. Recalling the interior decoration which he did in many theatres, he speaks of the stage props and scenelT that he used to paint everywhere. It is not the first time that Mr. Treseler, Norton Layman, Mary Cecile Ralphe. The little girls were assisted by the following seniors, dressed in long pastel formals, who formed the guard of honor to the May Queen: Rita Weny, Peggy Shields, Elaine Standridge, Rita Gerke, Rose Marie Bernardi, Mary Cenac, Ann Stuart, Mary Arline Powell, who carried the processional cross; and Elizabeth Cassinelli with the So- dality banner. Mildred Harrison, prefect of Mt. St. Mary's Sodal- ity, read the Act of Consecration. Standard bearers were Helen Reiter and Lee Anna Nagel. Following the crowning of the May Queen, the students pro- ceeded to the chapel for Benedic- tion and sermon by Very Rev. Msgr.. T. L. Keany, academy chaplain. After lunch, the students en- joyed class Bingo or bridge patt- ies. The regular May Fete dance was postponed until Friday night and the academy swimming pool was opened to the students on Tuesday afternoon. The pool operated by the P.T.A., will be open every afternoon from three to five o'clock. Season ticket are Steve Cole and --Guardlant Little Rock.Reading fr0 to right: Steve Cole, Jr,," and Steve Cole, Sr. The " tion of the interior of Oa of Good Counsel Churd recently completed by artists. Cole has worked on Our I Good Counsel Church. A years ago he painted' length canvas scene that inspiring background ab0 altar. He also decorate| Chapel for the Sisters at  ent's Infirmary. Plumbing A Heating _ REPAIR SP GEe. Me we t JkVJL THE HATTEB 1 L00=S ANY _ MEN'S anj 523 Main St. Ph. i ,mr d DR. ANNIE M. BRE I ChiroP Patho PreOJ Dia 14 year enoe a| ants Phone SIO Little J on sale at the academy. ' -' i?'ii Bone Dry t ) Roofing Sheet MEtal Work [ J.E. Horn,brook  209-U East Markham Street Phone [ "Hme fr ClergyWear" 1 Reasonable Prices J 00u0000,scott ! '! 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