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PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1919. ST. ANNE'S able hospital. As yet, however, the building of such a new fire-proof and altogether up to date hospital have bern made and approved, and the friends and well-wishers of St. Edward's earnestly hope and pray that the long promised 'good time coming' may soon arrive and turn fond hopes into glad fruition." "The patients treated in St. Ed- ward's since its opening in 1905 num- ber 5,778. Of these 531 were Cath- vllcs, the others belonging to various non-Catholic religious denominations. I Of the total number received into the infirmary 1,529 were charity patients "The charity service is maintained solely by the annual allowance of the l county and through the labors of] the ladies' guild. There should be l more general and liberal aid of thd institution considering its servie, without discrimination." The kind but unknown friend who ACADEMY i published the above paragraph in on of the local papers suggests "more general and liberal aid of the institu-! tion," even, while it was greatly help- I ed by the gen'erous appropriation of i the county, it is a matter of deep re- I gret that the county appropriation I has been discontinued. It ended with 1 the year 1916. The sick poor stilt t come to the infirmary where they are welcome and where they receive all possible cam and attention as long as they are in need of such. They aru' now supported "solely through the' labors of the ladies' guild" and of the' Sisters in charge. It is evident tha". those who work for the poor are ani- mated by a very high motive, and that they regard their efforts as a labor of love, else they would be greatly discouraged by the prevailin,l : high prices and by the withdrawal of  the county aid, for which they were so heartily grateful. We will hell make up for the loss of the county aid ? "At an early stage of the infirm- ary's existence it was found that th Sisters could not unaided support the great number of sick poor who sought i admittance. An apeal was made to the ladies of the city and they re. sponded with admirable promptitude and generosity. "On June 29, 1906, they organized a guild, taking for its patron St. Vin cent de Paul, that wonder-worker fo the poor of France. Before the guilu was a year old it had a membershiI of more than 200 and the numbm keeps steadily increasing. Owing. td as given in large institutions in the cities. Lectures are delivered by th5 infirmary staff of physicians, th head nurse or superintendent and on special subjects by visiting physicians and specialists. After a term of tw.. I full years nurses must pass a final examination previous to receiving di- plomas. Ths diploma must be sign- ed by the president of the infirmary the examining board and the superin- tendent of the Infirmary Training School. About five years ago the Sisters in charge made registration compulsory, they themselves, as well as the nurses in their charge, under- going the state examination and re- FORT SMITH'S ONLY FIREPROOF HOTEL 150 Rooms of Solid Comfort J. C. CALHOUN, Manager i i i jt I Illl I Commonwealth Public Service Fort Smith, Arkansas Electric, Gas and Ice Utilities SERVING: I I Ill Company Electric: Gas: Menu Hartman Alma Choteau DeQueen Spadra Sallisaw Pryor Ashdown Coal Hill Vian Wagoner Alma Clarksville Ice: Mulberry Vian Mena Vian Altus Ozark DeQueen Sallisaw Alix Dyer Ashdown llml i II ST. EDWARD'S INFIRMARY the fact that there was another St. Vincent's guild in the city, and that, i occasionally, the mails intended fro, else had, by mistake, been sent to thd other, it was decided in 1908 to call the infirmary guild after the patron of the institution. Hence the name, St. Edward's Guild." The help which St. Edward's Guild renders to the infirmary is simply wonderful and its manner of bestow- ing is so graceful as to leave one in doubt which is more happy, the give or the receiver. Simultaneously with the organiza. tion of the guild was felt the need ot a training school for nurses. Such a school was opened at the infirmary in 1906, under the auspices of thd Sisters. It is conducted in an up-to- pils. The course of tudies compris- es every branch that is taught in sim- ilar institutions, and the instructioL given is thorough, comph)te and sat- isfactory. One of the first locations in Arkan, sas chosen for educational purposes by the Church was Fort Smith, and while other schools have come and gone, the work of the Sisters of Mer- cy in St. Anne's Academy has bern. so thorough, so well done and so well in accord with the necessities of the times that the institution has ac- quired an enviable reputation over the states and today enjoys a large and growing patronage. Young ladies attending the school are assured the very best training in all branches that is possible to se- cure in any city, and this instruction s under the direction and control of thor, e saintly women, composing the order of the Sisters c,f Mercy. The elocutionary work of the insti- tution is recognized as being excel- lent. The training in music is above the aw.,rage, while the courses in the literary departments are arranged in such a manner as to give the pupils the best possible all-round education- al advantages. St, Anne's Academy is one of the Fort Smith show places. The people of the city, while pointing with great interest and respect to the many in- dustrial enterprises now bringing the city into special prominence before the world, talk with a special degred I of pride when St. Anne's Academy is calving the state registered nurse'. mentioned, for the educational oppor- diploma, tunities of this institution are recog- nized as being above par ,by the pro- gssive citizens. St. Anne's Academy Fort Smith today stands out strong as a leader in the educational work of the state, and this leadership is du in a large manner to the sterling work of the Sisters of Mercy, who l conduct the St. Anne's Academy. This chool is one of the pioneer institu., tions of the city, having been estab- lished in lg53 by that saintly and re- vered nun, Mother Teresa Fearelle under the ',mspices of Right Ray. Bishop Byrne, who did so much to promote the welfare of the Catholic Church in this state. The school is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the city at the head of Gar- rison avenue, and is provided with all date manner, the pupils who take tha the necessary paraphenalia for the course receiving the same trainln$ comfort and convenience of the pul ONE OF FORT SMITH'S BIG BUSINESS BUILDINGS Van Buren Van Buren is closely connected with Fort Smith and is located just acres5 the Arkansas River to the north in Crawford County, in which county are located the immense Kibler and Will- ams Gas Fields, with three pipe lines into Fort Smith. Van Buren and Fort Smith are prop- erly included in the same industrial center. In Van Buren are located large zinc smelter, glass plant and extensive railroad shops. Van Buren is surrounded by wide rich bottom lands of the Arkansas River and is noted as the largest and most important shipping point fox berries, fruits, melons, potatoes and other truck products in the entire southwest. The Twin Cities have the same street railway system, the same tele- phone system and are connected by a million dollar free bridge. Van Buren has 50 producing ga. wells. Th.e daly producUon of this f;eld is 130,000,000 cubic feet, with d 285 pound rock pressure, Van Buren and Fort Smith consume 12,000,000 cubic feet of gas daily. Forty-five factories located in this vi cinity are sups)lied wth gas from the Van Buren fieM. Nine thousand fam- ilies use this same gas. The Van Buren field comprises 30,- 000 acres in Crawford county, one third of which has been developed. Gas for commercial pu,'uoses i furnished at 8 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, and for private consumption at 25 cents per 1.000 cubic feet. The future of th{s great section will be wonderful. It can't be estimated. The OCKERS Funeral Directors and Embalmers Mrs. W. W. Ocker Licensed Embalmer Phone 523 Van Buren, Ark. Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Van Buren, Arkansas Directors David T. Bryan, President W. V. Boatright, Vice President Lewis Bryan Robt. W. Gelly John Kohne Giles Lucas [ohn L. Smith W.R. Willis Our Policy: When You Want It; Money When Yo Need It; Courteous Selwice Always The great Gas fields of Arkansas are around Van Buren. For information write us First National Bank The only National Bank in Crawford County. HAYES CAFE Sanitary Throughout All spotless white tables. We serve the best the market affords. Open Day and Night. Fort Smith, Ark. 605 Garrison Ave On April 24th, 1904, Ferd E. Kuhn of Nashville, state deputy of the Knights of Columbus of Tennessee, visited Little Rock and with his usuat push and energy instituted Little Rock Council No. 812. At that time there were only a few Knights iv Little Rock, and it was necessary that degree officers should come from Nashville and Memphis. To the de- gree team, and especially to State Deputy Kuhn, who has long sinc$ been called the "Father of the Order in Arkansas," and the old member lhere who helped in the work of or- gmnization, are due the thanks of the Knights of this state for their frater- nal existence. Once organized the new council be: gas to show progress, and soon other councils were organized, and today even councils in the state proves tha earnestness of the organized body of men who inaugurated the good work. At the present time councils at Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Hot gprlngs, Jonesboro, Helena and Pars- gould. Texarkana council, though in the Texas Jurisdiction, has as man:, Arkansas Knights amongst its mem- bers as it has from the Texas side. These councils all show prosperity. Little Rock Council owns its own home, which is as well furnished as many councils in larger cities. Th present quarters of each of thes councils are large and Well arranged making a homelike vlaee for the mem- lber to gather. Through the influ- KNIGHTS enee of the Knights of Columbus, Co- lumbus Day has ben made a state holiday in Arkansas. James H. Hornibrook is Grand Knight of the Little Rock Council, and he is an enthusiastic worker fo the upbuilding of the organization. Mr. Hornibrook is an Arkansan b) birth and has been reared and edu- cated in Little Rock, and is now one of its foremost business men, being a! mmber of the firm of Haley and Hornibrook. The other officers of Little Rock Council No. 812 are Rev. Father H. H. Wernke, chaplain; S. J. McNeil, Deputy Grand Knight; B. F. Busby, Chancellor; John A. Vick, financial i secretary; Henry W. Elliott, Record- I'ng Secretary; Joe P. Mitchell, War- I den; G. P. Kordsmeier, Inside Guard; !lee A. Belinge, Jr. Outside Guard; R. M. Miles, Advocate; Leo D. Frlchs, George Hart, Jr., and Joe Miles, Trustees. E. J. Kerwin, State Deputy. Embracing the one religion, striv, ins for objects worthy and more last- ing than political advantage, social enjoyment or empty goodfellowsh'p, the Knights of Columbus have attain- ed a position second to none in the fraternal circles of the state. Certain t is that, no other organization of its size is as favorably known. Through- out the state'the various activities of Catholic laymen are inevitably asso- elated with the Knights of Columbut )L BUS until we may say the two have be- [come synonymous. The war record of the Knights of Columbus is proof of the loyalty and patriotism of the order. Among their many activities may be mentioned the building and maintaining of three Knights of Columbus buildings at Camp Pike. TWo dances a week are given at Camp Pike for the pleasure of the enlisted men, and one eacL week at the K. C, hall, Little Rock, by" the War Camp Community Service of Little Rock Council. They maintain an employment bu- reau, over 1,800 now operating throughout the country. The Supremd Council is planning that 600,000 bc given opportunity for night study. This will be one of the most faz reaching moves yet undertaken by any organization. During the past year the National Catholic War Council has come inte existence, and the recent united war drive was conducted in its name, and the moneys from this drive will be paid to it, and any further work done i by the Knights will be paid for out , of this imd. In the beginning the Knights of Co]umbu 'started to raise the first million dollars for its war work, and this amount was secured from its members. The needs of the sltuatior developed so fast that the original amount was gradually increased, and the public was appealed to, with th redult that the magnificent sum of nearly thirteen million dollars wa received from all sources and was spent for the boys in the service. The books of the society as to the receipts ad expenditures of these funds are open at any time to any proper per- son for inspection. ' It seems proper here to make gra- I cious acknowledgment of the magnan- imous spirit of the American people, regardless of their religious belief, in helping the Knights of Columbus do their work. Just as soon as they real- ized that the Knights of Columbus was in this work as one great organ- ization of 425,000 men, with the single purpose of helping every soldier and sailor, every man in uniform, the gave most generously, t "Khe The objects of the K. of C. are practice of charity in our relationS. with one another, promoting always the worthy undertaking and general welfare of our membership, the pres- ervation of unity in our ranks, not for the strength of the order alone, but as well for the power it gives us to be of mutual benefit in health ot sickness and in our social, moral and civic development, the exemplification of frate.,rnity by the force of tho,e ir need, in distress, or left "dependent by death. For the accomplishment of these objects the order is divided in- to two classes of membership, namely, Associate and insurance, a common requisite for membership in eithe (Continued on Page 32)