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PAGE TWO Helena THE GUARDIAN, SEPTEMBER 1 7, 1943 Businessmen Ask Patronage (f St. Mary's Parishion Italy's Fall Brings New Phase In Study Of Post War Program WASHINGTON LETTER By Elmer Murphy Washington. (E)--The collapse of Italy has been hailed in Wash- ington, logically enough, as a victory of major importance in. the world war but the rejoicing is tempered by the realization that it is an outer bastion of the European fortress which is yet to fall. It is not alone a military victory. It marks the collapse of Fascism-- the particular kind of Fascism which had its birth in Italy which was linked with German Nazism. Although there is much more to be done, it also proves the strength of democracy as a practical work- able system of political admin- istration, which can sustain it- self against the onslaughts of totalitarianism. The sum of democracy is rising but for the dictatorships it is setting. The third partner of the dictatorships has passed out of existence. In that respect, the Italian cam- paign is more than a military vic- tory. It has helped to clear the air of the miasma of Nazi and, Fascist ideology--the pernicious theories that force is its own justification and that the State is supreme over the individual. But it also is evidence of the fact that the aims of the Allied Powers will not be completely achieved by winning battles and beating the Axis powers to their knees. When that is done much more will have to be done to give effect to "the four freedoms." Democracy must be implemented and democratic administrative mechanism must be set up. It will not be enough for the victorious powers to foregather at a peace table and tell the vanquished what they may not do and what territories or spheres of influence they may have. A constructive peace will have to be devised ap- plicable not only to the peoples who have been ground under the Axis heel but the peoples of Axis countries who have been reduced to slavery by their own masters. These questions have undoubt- edly been much in the minds of the Allied leaders and have been the text of the deliberations that have been going on in Washing- ton. A temporary administrative mechanism has been planned and is ready to be set up in Italy-- the first step to be taken in the the enemies of democracy. Fasc- ism is now out. The ousting of Mussolini, marked its collapse. The real menace is now Nazism, the trained armies of Germany. The Allied Powers must now take over the job of setting up a temporary military administra- tion and, later, a permanent gov- ernment must be erected. There are intimations that the Italian situation will be consid- ered at a forthcoming meeting of iepresentatives of the three major Allied Powers--the United States, Great Britain and Russia,--pos- sibly Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. What Russia may have to say concerning the kind of tom- I porary government that is to be set up is still a question. Nor is it known what attitude the Com- munist government of Russia may take toward a democratic govern- ment in Italy. Whatever it may be in theory, Communism, in practice, is more like Fascism than Democracy. The passing of Fascism may mark the rise of the curtain upon world reconstruc- tion and reveal the roles the Al- lied Powers are to play. THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS NEWS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Council 812 Next Tuesday night will be St. Mary's Church, Helena I01 umbus State (0u ncJl  News By J. P. Reynolds The Grand Knights and District Deputies of the Arkansas jur- isdiction will meet in Little Rock Sunday, September 19th. This meeting will be called promptly at 1:30 p.m., in the Knights of Col- umbus Itall, 609 Scott St., and from indications, a full attendance is anticipated. It is hoped that through an exchange of ideas, and a discussion of ways and means, a state-wide program will be developed, through which every council in the jurisdiction will cooperate in putting over lot least one state activity as an brother and nephew of Mrs. Ay-I expression of state unity in Col- ors. umbianism, and at the same time Brother James Patrick Welch, i get ideas and suggestions that will was a pleasant visitor to the Club Imaterially help each grand knight !last week. Brother Pat was this 'and district deputy to better or- ganize his own jurisdictions for wake of the advancing armies. Committees are now drawing plans for the relief of the stricken peoples who need food and medi- cine and for helping them to help themselves by making use of their own resources. It Will be a prodi- " gous task and it cannot be done a/t once and probably it will not be completed until long after the last gun in the war has been sil- enced. Italy's situation is still precar- ious. Already it has become the regular meeting night for the Council's Recorder, for a short Council All members are re- time before ne entered the ser- quested" to be present and hear vice of his Country. Pat is look- ling free and is still statmned at what preparations are being made  ' . . "  " ' " for the big Initiation on October tamp rtoomson. 10th., and the grand celebration Brother Harry Andrew's is now on Columbus Day, ,Oct. 12th. stationed at the National Medical There will be other entertain-'Center, Bethesda, 14 Maryland. ments in the Council's Club This place is practically in Wash- Rooms, which will be announced ington, D.C., and Harry advises to the membership from time to that he goes to the big city at ttime. Brother John B. Marre, every opportunity. On his last Jr., has been doing an excellent trip he visited with J. J. Raley, job as Chairman of the Entertain- Jr., who is near by at Arlington, ment Committee and with the Vs. Harry is with the Medical battleground of heavy fighting, members cheerful cooperation in i Division of the U. S. Navy. But Italy's withdrawal raises the the future as in the past, the so- I Word has been received that immediate question of what is to cial activities of the Council will Brother Joe H Bujarski, SIC., be done for the Italian people and be some of the most prominent lU.S. Navy, Co D, Barracks 710 what is done may indicate the pat- tern to be followed by the United i and enjoyable features that the Kingsville, Texas, has been pro- " i .. members, their families and meted to Petty Officer, Third Powers in meet ng the pohtzeal ........ irlencts, can lOOK lorwara I;oo problems that will follow in the t . Class. Joe has not been in the wake of war. ] The membership expresses their The Italian people have never sincere sorrow to the Healey fam- been regarded in Washington in ily, in the passing of Mrs. Agnes a hostile light. They have been Ayers. Especial sympathy has looked upon rather as the victims been expressed to Brothers John of Fascism and Nazism than as iJ. Healey and John Albert Healey Western Auto Associate Store Helena Arkansas ii Compliments of an active year. The Five Point Program that has ploved so successful for the last seven years with every coun- cil in the order that gave it a trial, will probably be taken up for dis- cussion, r0n flexible enough to be applicable to any council's lo- cal activities, and yet specific enough to list definite subjects. iFor example each council is ex- pected to conduct .during the year, four major religious activities, land more thhn 40 Catholic affairs are proposed from which your Ca- I tholic Activity Committee may choose, and arrange a program for the whole year, with definite dates fixed far in advance, giving time and opportunity to organize thoroughly a proper program. The work of the other com- service one year, and this fast ad- mittees under this plan is out- vancement, speaks very encour- lined in a general way, leaving to agingly for his ground training each subordinate council the received from Catholic High adoption of activities that fit their School. local need. One objective that this confer- Council 996 once of grand knights and district The regular semi-monthly deputies hope to achieve, is to meeting of Council 996 Fort have every council in Arkansas Smith, was held last Thursday on the Honor Roll at the end of night, September 9th. This was this fiscal year. one of the best oe recent meet- Only a few weeks remain in ings. Plans for the fall activities which to make our arrangements were announced and all members for a proper observance of Col- are asked to be sure to attend the umbus Day, Let's make it unani- next Regular meeting September mous this year. 23rd. This meeting coming on the first day of Fall will be a ing the meeting there will be a USO Clubs To Council |I Asslst With ltXm0000 ._e-" _ Little Rock.---Directors of  /   Greater Little Rock U.S.O. Clubs 71/    today announced that organiza- [[]1..   tional facilities would be made '[l Ot  available to persons in this com- .lellKik:/l ----  munity who wish to send Christ- kJ/ A  mas packages to those in the 1  Armed Forces overseas. " .__.*""  The Directors said the service 1  was being offered to the citizens "  of Greater Little Rock as a re- sult of a request made to Ray Rev Alphonse Mueller 0 S B,  john o rr f n; .....  ....   ..... . * .... t o, U.k.U. 2.11 .=CbuJ. u& u J[ cA- spiritual drector, Charleston  . ............ ..... LIONS In ksontmenxial unltect I. J. rnota president I States, by the Army Postal Ser- Hill' No Park Little Rock G. H. Kenkel, secretary, Brlnkle  vice. Leo Hammer +reasurer Ft Smith  Christmas Mail Month will be J J Duerr 'leVi vice ;'reelcient, i from September 15th to October "Claarleston "  15th inclusive. The Army Postal Mrs Mary Burke, 2nd vice'president,  Service intends to deliver all Pocahontas  packages posted within the dates Victor Kordsmeler, 3rd vice-president,  bv Christmas Day Morrilton t "Army Postal Service requested  cooperation of the U.S.O., in the August Probst, Jr., former Christmas Mail Month campaign president oi Branch No. 79 Little Rock is attending the annual con- vention of the National Beauty and Barber Supply Institute held n Chicago. Mr. Plobst (Augie to his many friends) now 1st. Vice-President of this national or- ganization is in line for promotion to the presidency. Lt. Thomas M. Schriver, 22, recently commissioned a Marine Corps pilot, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Schriver, 1821 Moss Street, North Little Rock, before reporting to his new station at San Diego, Cal. A graduate of Catholic High School, he was employed by the Western Electric Company prior to his en- listment in June, 1942. Lt. Sch- river and his entire famiy are members of Branch No. 79. Carl E. Bopp, of Branch No. 79, formerly stationed at a camp at Salina, Kansas, has been trans- ferred to a camp in Tennessee. Sgt. Joe Metrailer, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Metrailer, 906 Me- Gowan St., was graduated from the Army Air Forces Flexible Gunnery School at Fort Myers, Florida, last week. Sergeant Me- trailer will be retained at the school as an instructor. Joe's fa- ther, Camille Metrailer has been a member of Branch No. 79, for many years. Leo J. Setter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seiter of Conway, has been promoted to the grade of sergeant and awarded his gun- ner's wings after graduating from the Army Air Forces Gunnery School, Los Vegas, Nevada. Ser- geant Setter has been assigned to a Liberator bomber squadron at Boise, Idaho. Sergeant Setter en- tered the service in January 1942, received his basic training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and Buckley and Lowry Fields, Den- ver, Colorado. He was graduated from St. Joseph's High School at Conway, and attended business college here. Sergeant Setter is a member of Conway Branch C.K. of A. because of the vast organizations of Clubs and other Units which are in close touch with men and women in the Armed Forces and also because U.S.O. has the con- fidence of service men and wo- men and their families every- where. Information as to what is per- missible to send overseas, how to address and 'wrap your pack- age, its size and weight, may be obtained through the U.S.O. Clubs by calling at the following Clubs: 112 East 7th Street, 108 West 3rd Street, 223 Main Street, 1800 1-2 West 9th Street (Negro), all of Little Rock and 209 Main! Street of North Little Rock. Families of service men are urgently requested to use this ser- vice during the mornings and af- ternoons thereby keeping the evenings free for service men. Four American Generals Graduates Of St. Louis U. St. Louis. (E)Four generals in the United States Army are grad- uates of St. Louis University here. They are: Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Cummins, who was graduated in 1901. With a record of 40 years service, he also served with distinction in the first World War. Brig. Gen. Percy J. Carroll, Who was graduated in 1914. He won Gen. MacArthur's praise when he evacuated 375 wounded and a staff of doctors and nurses after the fall of Manila. Acting Gen. Arthur Thomas, who was graduated in 1917. He is Chief-of-Staff of the 12th Air Force in the Mediterranean war zone. Brig. Gen. Alonzo Patrick Fox, who was graduated in 1917, and who was promoted from the rank of Colonel shortly after Pearl Harbor. Arkansas is nearly equally divided, diagonally, into the Coastal Plain Area on the south and east, and the Interior High- invited to spend some .time visit- lands on the west and north. ing us. The high light of our last meet- "Kick Off" party. "[his meeting course of refreshments. will kick off the drive for new Bro. Joe Mone has completed Bmembers and reinstatements. An repainting the Hall and it is now interesting program has been ar- ranged and a minimum of routine a home of which we are all business will be handled. Follow- m'oud. All visiting Knights are S.H KRESS CO oonnoonononnnonoonoooooonoonnooonoonnooooooooooool s OODC]DOClCIOOnOoEIOOnoonocloI:IClnOOOODOOODOOODOODOOOODO0 5-10-25c STORE ooee00 n DD Dr oo Helena .... Arkansas HEI.ENA NATIONAL BANK oo Member of F.D.I.C. fan I PRESCRIPTIONS OUR SPECIALTY 1]i S A N S E R S .... Helena, Arkansas oo l   Auto-Supply PHONE MAIN 81 Compliments Best Wishes ing was the address of our able Chaplain Rev Father E. F. Wil- son. In his talk Father Wil- son stressed Charity and Unity and dwelt at length on the part the older members can play in keeping the tmme fires burning so that when those members in the Armed Forces rturn hem, they will find that we carried on in their absence and that they can begin where we left off, and not where they did. He also touched on the part the Knights of Columbus will play in the Post-War World. We look forward to further in- spiring talks from our beloved Chaplain. Remember the big "Kick Off" party September 23rd, as this will open the biggest program of Fall and Winter Activities this Coun- cil has had for years. After this meeting we know you will come to the meetings again and again. 521 WALNUT ST. E. T. WALKER PHONE M248 HELENA, ARKANSAS I Helena, Arkansas Tap Hornet's Esso Service Station "Superior Esso Products" Cherry & Perry Sts. ARKANSAS HELENA Helena Pastor Above is pictured the Gregory H. Keller, who pastor of Helena's Father Keller is Rev. Win. d. Burke ished St. John's February of this year. iFr. Clement With Supplies Record E Subiaco.--Father midt, rector and studies at Subiaco a hasty survey tour at ing of school last week spare school supplies schools, when wamped by the largest enrollment since 1926. successful at Clarksville sellville. Slowness of and the tying up of terials in war time task of some ma care of the increase, but school head did an of meeting the war Some problems are still of solution but the tioning smoothly on and seems to be year. The academy opened consecutive term on St. Andrew's Mothers Club Has First Little Rock.The of the 1943-44 school Andrew's Mothers Club Thursday afternoon 2 o'clock in the 503 East 6th St. New officers who were to take charge of the year are: Mrs. ArthUr ling, president; Keatts, vice-president; cis K. Jackson, John Cia, treasurer. ricers hope to have a year and urge all Club to attend the Jngs. McREE'S MODEL J. I. McREE Cor. Cherry & York Sts. (Established 1902) HELENA, "The Best Always" THOMPSON'S DRUG STORI00 PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS 304 Cherry Street Solomon Phone 564-565 HELENA, Courtesy -- Service __ Com fort otel Nichol Helena, Arkansas National Member A. H. A. National Information Bureau L. F. Andrews, Manager Capital Structure $ 400,000.00 Resources 3,500,000.00 PHILLIPS NATIONAL Helena, Arkansas Member Federal Deposit Insurance CorP,