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 >!i:. ii  %" / PAGE SIX NATIONAL CATHOLIC CENTRAL SOCIETY AT SAN ANTONIO Sixty-fourth Annual Convention Is Marked by Monster Parade of All Catholic Societies With Scn Nationalities Represented. (Special to N. C. W. C. News Service.) San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 16.--The sixty-fourth annual convention of the National Catholic Central Society, fpr- merly D. IL'K. Central Vcrcin, was held here beginning Sunday and clos- ing Tuesday night. Simultaneously were held meetings of the Texas Staatsverband, the National Catholic Women's Union, Texas Women% Fed- eration and the Gonzaga Union, all af- filated with the Central Society. There were some 400 delegates in attendance, including many prominent clergy and laity from all parts of the United States. Among these were Most Rev. Archbishop J. W. Shaw,! New Orleans; Right Rev. Bishop J. M. I Koudelka, Superior; Abbot Paul I Schaeuble, O. S. B., St. Benedict, La.; I Mona. G. W. Hcer, Dubuque; W. W. Hums, New Orleans; Very Rev. M. A. Schumacher, C. S. C., Austin, Texas; N. Gonner, Dubuque; Frederick B. Kenkel, K. S. G., and Emil Fret, St. i Louis; Baroness Elise yon Rest and her nephew, Rev. Johann Egger, of Vienna, Austria. Imposing Parade. The most beautiful and imposing parade ever witnessed in this section took plane Sunda:morning. Twenty- five societies, each with flags and re- galia, headed by the grand marshal, Colonel Daniel J. Carr, of the U. S. Army, and his aides, and accompanied by several bands of music ,escorted the prelates and delegates in proces- sion through the principal streets to San Fernando Cathedral. It was fit- tingly called a "reconciliation pa- rade." Seven na:ionalities were rep- resented in the line and the flags of Ireland, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Italy and Mexico fluttered in the breeze together with Old Glory. K. of C. in Line. Conspicuous in the line were the Knights of Columbus. The Third De- gree Knights in large numbers came from all over Texas. The Fourth De- gree Knights in dressy uniform at- tracted great attention. The colored Catholics were not to be outdone in tfe manifestation of the cooperative spirit in things Catholic and were in line with a hundred marcherszaccom- punted by their own brass band. It was assuredly the most imposing pa- rade ever witnessed on Texan streets. It was unique, quite pageant in its features. Pontifical Mass. At the Cathedral solemn pontifical Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Shaw. Bishop Drossaerts delivered an earnest and touching address of welcome, recalling the motto of the saintly Plus X, "to restore all, things in Christ." Bishop Drossaerts ex- hbrted the delegates to be guided in their deliberations by the spirit of that admonition, and to do what they could for.Christ, for Church and for . Country. At the close of the Mass Bishop Koudelka delivered a sermon in German which was,greatly appre- ciated by the delegas. A fine pro- gTam of sacred music, in keeping with the motu proprio of Pins X, was ren- derqd by the male choir of St. Jo- seph's Church. Children from St. Jo- seph's Orphanage sang "Laudate Dominum." At the close all present joined in the "Te Deum." Delegates Visit Missions. ,Sunday afternoon delegates and other visitors made a pilgrimage to the old Franciscan Missions in and / near San_Antonio. At the Mission Conception,/the best preserved of all, benediction of the Blessed Sacrament was given. The benediction hymns were sung with fervor by the entire throng. Once more the ancient walls reverberated to the sweet familiaz strains of the "0 Salutaris" and the "Tantum Ergo.' The services closed ,with a mighty chors of "Holy God, We Praise Try Name." A visit was also paid t6"the splen- did new diocesan seminary now near- lng completion. A public meeting  was held Sunday night at Beethoven Hall, the largest auditorium in the city, which was crowded. On the platform were Bishops Dossacrts anti Koudelka vdad Abbot Paul Schauble, officers of the society, and an imposing array of clergy. " William V. Dielmann, of an Antonio, presided and delivered an eloquent address of welcome. R.J. MeMillan, city attorney, representing THE GUARDIAN, SATUR DAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1920. u layor Bell, who was absent from the city, cordially welcomed the delegates in the name of the city administration and of the citizens in gendral. Father Hoffman's Address. The chief speaker of the evening was Rev. Victorin Hoffman, 0. F. M., of St .Louis, who received a warm greeting from the audience as he stepped forward garbed in the brown habit of a Frmmiscan monk. Father Hoifman delivered a scholarly address on the social question. After defining the meaning of the phrase as applied to the material needs of mmfldnd, he continued: ] "But man has many other ceds-- religion, education ,proection from injustice, honest recreation, all these things go to show that one man is de- pendent on the other for the blessings of civilization. Now the conditions and situations which naturally arise from this mutual dependence of man upon man are expressed by the word 'social.' If every member of this large society, if every part of this machin- ery works in the right way, every- thing will run smoothly; mankind will be satisfied, and enjoy such happiness as is possible in view of our fallen, sinful condition. An ideal condition of society, a gol- den age, will never be realized; there will always be some that will shirk their work, their obligation, and will try to live at the expense of others by depriving them, by unjust means, of course, of the fruits of their labor. Here begins what we dall the 'social question,' or problem. The greater the class of these parasites or unjust ,profiteers grows, the greater will be the burden faid upon the shoulders of the producers or workers; the greater will also be their dissatisfaction and misery, and the disturbances that will follow in humm society. In other ords, the more burning will grow the social question, viz. How to pro- cure justice for every member of the human society." Condemn Profiteering. "We, the citizens of the United States, nmst all join hands in fighting for the true principles of democracy, of a Christian democracy which claim justice for everyone and special privi- leges for none. This is the ideal the Catholic Church has always defended and will continue to defend. We recognizes and uphold against social- ism, the sacred' right of private prop- erty where it does not conflict with the public welfare. But we absolutely condemn restricted capitalism and shall combat the abuses flowing from it, especially the insufficient wage and the profltee,ring prices. We shall not rest until we have achieved this and have put into practice the true ideals of democracy." A brief address by Michael F. Gir- ten, president of the society, brought the meeting to a close. On Monday morning the delegates attended Pontifical Mass at St. Jo- seph's Church, celebrated by Bishop toudelka, who also preached, f Mssage to Pope. At the night session a message of filial devotion was ordered sent to the Holy lther. Brief, but inspiring, ad- dresses  were delivered by Bishop Drossaerts and Koudelka and Father P. J. Schnetzer, of San Antonio. The principal adress of the evening was made by Frederick B. Kenkel, K. S. G., of St. Louis.ditor of Amerika. Mr. Kenkel spok'eor the Central Bu- reau, recounted its achievements, ex- plained its methods and urged the con- vention to provide ways and means to improve its work. On Tuesday morning Pontifical Mass of Requiem for deceased mem-' bers was offered in St. Joseph's Church, Abbot Padl being the cele- brant. The church was again crowded to its capcity. Permanent Central Bureau. The morning business session was devoted chiefly to a discussio] i of the proposed drive for $250,000 for the establishment of a permanent Central ] Bureau, and to hearing of reports] from committees. The results were I embodied in the report of the resolu- t tions committee. The]text of the "\\;'\ S' resolutions as finally alopted, wa forwarded to the Central Bureau in St. Louis, where it will be translated into English before being given to the press. During the session Rev. 'Johann Egger' and the Baroness yon Rest, both of Vienna, Austria, made separate appeals for the relief of their starving countrymen. The dele- gates took up a collection and about $600 was raised for the cause in this manner. Election of Olficers. Michael F. Girten, of Chicago, was reelected president; H. A. Schmitz, Wisconsin, first vice president; Wil- liam V. Dielmann, San Antonio, see- end vice president; August Springob, i Wconsin, recording secretary; J. Q. Junnemann, Minnesota, tinancial sec- retary; Michael Deck, Missouri, treas- urer; executive conunittee, Rcv. Albert Mayer, Missouri; George Gcrlach, Minnesota) George Theiss, Texas, and M. Walsdorff, Illinois. The selection of the next meeting Knights of Columbus Society Activities Little Rock Council No. 812. OFIqCIAL NOTES. Bro. 1)wyer, Supervisor for the place will be made later by the ex- Southeastern District, nmde a talk at ecutive committee. :  our last meeting well worth hearing. tle outlined the work clone by our TOMB OF ROGER I1 IOrder through tim inauguration of CANIERI,URY ABBOT, I I, ree 1,venmg Classes for ex-servme IS DISCOVERED '- men, as well as the great advantage I for others outside tiffs class availing (By N. C. W. C. NdXvs Service.) themseh, es of the courses, which h Caerbury, England, Sept. 8.--Is-rid were as thorough as those given Some interesting hscovcrms have in any school and at a cost to the stu- been made during the last few days, during tl!e course of the excavations that are being carried out on the site of the historic Abbey of St. Augus- tine at Cantm'bui'y. Some of the dis- coveries go back ,to Saxon times, and ahmng the most important of these is the laying bare of the circular founda- tion of the monastic buildings erected by tm Saxon Abbot Wulfric. The tombs of Saints Laurence, MeN titus and Justus, the second, third and fourth Archbishops of Canterbury, dating from the foundation of the See by St. Augustine, have also been dis- covered. The bodies of these Arch- bishops were translated to new shrines in 1091. The discovery just made is tlat of the tomb of Roger II, Abbot of Can- terbury. The diggers in thh course of their excavations came across a sheet of lead, and when this, was raised tere was disclosed a grave, faced with cut stone and lined with great sheets of lead' on the bottom and round the side. In the grave was a skeleton, covered with the remains of a chasuble, with portions of the gold lace still clinging to the wrist. On the bones of a finger in the right hand was a gold abbatial ring and the crumbling remains of a wooden crozier. The breast of the skeleton was covered with a leaden plate on which was the following in}cription: "HIC: REQVIESIT: DMS: ROG- ERVS: SECVDS: QVONDAM: AB- BAS: HVIVS: LOCI: QVI: OBBIIT: ANNe: INCARNACIONIS: DOMI- NICE: M: M: CC: LXXII: IDVES: DECEMB:" The tomb has never before been opened since the prelate was laid to rest in it, and it contains the remains of Abbot Roger II, or Rogers of Chi- chester, who was eleted Lord Abbot of Canterbury in 1252, and who died on the Feast of St. Lucy, December 13, 1272, and was buried before the altar of St. Katherine in Canterbury. The skeleton was that of a very big man, over 6 feet 2 inches high, with a very strong lower jaw. The abbatial ring, which is very large, is of copper gilt with a fine colored carbuncle set in the bezel. CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHY. Modern philosophers who mount the watch towers tp survey the passing / currents of thought in the world de- scribe the preyailing evil of the day as superficiality of thought. They should remember, however, that the cause of such superficiality lies in the past. In throwing overboard Catholic philosophy the world of thought lost its life giving principle. It has been moving with the momen- tum acquired in Catholic times. This momentum is gradually dying out un- der the influence of nee-pagan philos- ophy. Hence we notice a chaotic condition, made up of whims and sen- timents without the stabilizing influ- ence- of any fundamental principles. The true idea of God, of man, and of the meaning of life can'be learned only , in Catholic philosophy. The Catholic college with its course of true philosophy can never e accused of producing superficial philosophers. Catholic parents should bear this in mind at this season of the year when they seek a suitable college for their sons or daughte{s. TAKEN SERIOUSLY. Th value of suffering was striking- ly illustrated in the case of the late Marquis of Queensbury. His brother says:. "He became a Catholic more than ten yeas ago. Until he was put through the mill of agony involved in his business experience, he had never taken his religion very seriousl Suf- fering, however, drove him at last right into the arms of the Great Con- solation, and for the last six/months of his life he was a devout and hum- ble son of tle Church, to which his family, one by one, is returning." OUR IOTTO :/''THE GUARDIAN IN EVERY HOME]" dent based on the actual expense of conducting tim course, which woild put it within the reach of all. Florancc Donohuc Returns. By the time this issue reaches you Bro. 1)onohue will be back with us again after a trip that for sight- seeing and participation in big events has been unequalled as far as we know. His kin& and frequent remembrance of his friends while on this rapid transit marathon is a wonder,to all. How he found time during these strenuous days to write so many will remain a mystery until we hear it: from his own lips at the Little Uni- versity Sunday afternoon, where we plan to have a reception in his honor. This will be the biggest'event yet staged by the Little University, and it is hoped that all the patrons from all over the State will be here o participate in the celebration. Kind Wishes. It was with much regret that we heard of the serious illness of Bro. H. D. Lewis t Hot SPrings, and sin- cerely hope that he will regain his strength before long. Our thought for the week: The Catholic school is the surest and sfest stepping-stone to an en- lightened and influential Catholic citi- zenship.- M. P. M. K. OF C. EVENING SCHOOL OPENS The Knights of Columbus Evening Schools opened for the Fall term on last Monday night with an enrollment of about 300 eager, enthusiastic pu- pils. Judging from the spirit and en- thusiasm displayed by instructors and pupils a most successful season is as- sured. The same arrangement and almost all the same corps of instructors as last year are in force. The Educa- tional Courses are held at the Draugh- on's Business College, where  the fol- lowing classes are held under the supervision of Mr. Chas. J. Hoffman: Accountancy, under Mr. H. H. Cau- dell; Bookkeeping, under'Mr. Chas. A. Hoffman; Stenogralhy and Typewrit- ing, Miss Clara Rumbach; Element- ary, Miss Bessie Evans; Salesman- ship, Mr. J. H. Maratta; Mechanical Drawing, Mr. R. R. Smith, and Mathe- matics, Mr. H. W. Means. Classes in" Spanish and Commercial Law are be- ing formed. A large class in Cotton Classing will be started as soon as the special elec- trical equipment, which is on its way, has been installed. Students can enroll in any of the above classes at any time, for th6 sys- tem used is such that no confusion will occur and accommodation is am- ple for an enrollment of 500 students. The "Auto Mechanic School opened at Liberty Hall. This school is under the direction of Mr. Fred W. Bott, assisted by Messrs. J. A. Adams, S. C. Franklin, L. B. Sohn, R. E. Denni- son, F. H. Sharp, A. W. Waldo and G. S. Isbrey. Mr. Bott at the opening outlined the work for the entire school I year and promised to teach them] everything about a car .from rear I wheel to radiator cap. Each instruc- i tor s in charge of a separate part, of which he is a specfalist. The average instruction for each part is about two weeks continuous attendance, upon the completion of which the student is ex- amined and then advanced to another part. When they begin grinding in earnest, classes will be gradtiated at intervals of every three weeks, after which most pupils are expected to en- roll in acetylehe welding, vulcanizing, auto painting or electrician, which courses are now under consideration. The idea being to:perfect one to take entire charge of an auto repair plant. A new feature of the schools this year is the admittance of others than ex-service men, to whom everything is free, but others can enroll in any of the courses at a small tuilod fe.. based upon the actual cost, and on convenient terms if desired, for the Knights have no incentive of profit in ....... " mind. I C0 m l] " Young ladies arc also enrolled this  luai I season. All nurses, Yoemanettes or 1 o;o,-,,,--.0--.,--,--,,---,. any who served their country in an enlisted capacity arc, like their brott- cr servers, admitted free, but nmn- bcrs of other young ladies are finding it to their interest to "take instruc- tion in stenography and typewriting, l actuated by the good salaries and large dcnmnd for such service; also those in any selling capacity find a course in salesnmnship a great ad- vantage towards advancement with their firms. Mr. Florance J. Donohue will take charge of the scho61s agaih this year upon his arrival from Eurepe, where he has been visiting the past, six weeks, being a member of the Knights of Columbus Pilgrimage which unveiled the statue of Lafay- ette at Metz and paid an offmial visit to Itis Holiness Pope Benedict XV at Rome. In the absenc'e of Mr. Donohue the opening was in chargd of Mr. Ed- ward R. Dwycr, department super- visor, of Savannah, Ga." Mr. Dwyer was greatly pleased with the opening attendance and the enthusiasm and spirit of co-operation between instruc- tori and students. He thinks that the prospects in Little Rock are bright for a very successful year. The enrolhnent bools are at the K. of C. Service Club at 815 Main street, in clmrge of Registrar Hary S. Kruse, where all ex-service men or women or any others interested can obtain any information regarding any I of the studies, charges \\;or any other I fact they may wish to learn. FOUNDATION MASS FOR SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR (By N. C. W. C. News Service.) London, Sept. 8.--The emblems of war and bf salvation form the con- spicuous symbols of a war memorial erected in the Catholic Church of St. Mary at Worksop, in memory of the fifteen Catholic men of the parish who lost their lives during the war. The war memorial was-unveiled by the Recto of the Church, Very Rev. Canon-Hayward, and consisted of the crucifix with crossed service rifles and a steel trench helmet, below which is a bronze tablet containing the names of the men who made the supreme sacrifice. -. Annual Masses. | On the occasion of the unveiling of the memorial a solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated. The catafalque be- fore the high altar was draped with the Union Jack, on top of which were placed a soldier's service cap and belt. At the end of the Mass Canon Hay- ward was presented with the trust deeds'for a Foundation" Mass, to be said annuMly until 1960, for the re- pose of the souls of the fallen.- Very Rev. Canon Doyle, of the Church of St. Marie in Sheffiekl, who served as chaplain to the forces in .France and Gallipoli, gave a patriotic address, basing his remarks on the words of Shakespeare: "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." ONLY ONE ALLIANCE. We read or hear little about the necessity of French-American, Italian- American, Belgian-American, or any other international friendship. We seldom hear of schemes, .ideas, speak- ers, ,officers or papers pleading for alliances and brotherly relations be- tween America and other countries. But no matter where you are, wlere you go, or where you turn, you hear and see the organized, subsidized and oily British agencies--trying to get in their poisonous wk)rk. Why? Well, to put it baldly, the imperialistic gang who were driven out of this country in 1776 desire  it by the to reconquer fbrce of propaganda and once more make it an annex for His Majesty and for the Jewish financier& who they work hand-in-hand with. ETURN OF ART WORK TO BELGIUM The Germans have returned to Brussels the six wings of the Van Eyck triptych, "The Adoration of the Lamb," which were removed during the German occupation and placed in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Ber- lin. The return of these art works was in accordance with Article 247 of the Treaty of Versailles. There have also been returned the six/wings of the triptych of: "The Last Supper," by Dierick Bouts, and which were formerly in the Church of St. Peter in Louvain. 00rdS ,0ung Friends: lWays glad tc o our "Corns: heir (lear litt happy faces :lad to count Eleanor Gant', am sorry I :.(lures enough r publishing Our pictures s. appreciate '"] ecially for !.Winter. Promised to Falls and Le i.must begin t 0sg delightful Njoy in the '1 Minnetonka, a esort. The 1 ! bhnnetonka," bet," and it is t'width is a: greatest lengt hut so very i that it measu is glive wit ats, launches le its shores homes, hen( (Continued from Pag Gallant Kihner, Pri Unfortunately our itinel bring us to the graves of mcr and Quentin Roos were in another cemet Chateau-Thierry. So0m o who kncw the location 1 resting place of these twl Americans hired private i and visited tlm graves. ': is set apart, where he fe mer rests in the unador the common soldier. 2't child of fate who sur prospect lmld so gencrou a kind future to identify the ordinary bearer of a oppression found his last simple grave of his felR But wc doubt not that I when no observing eye i' sympathetic poppy wand neighboring field to pour its ruby tears over the re author of the Rouge t finest poem inspired by th! Soisson and Fis If Chateau-Thierry v Soisson and Fismes, whk met on our homeward tures of utter desolation. wc paid a hasty call upi drously beautiful cathed at one time it nmst h'{ though now not even Rl to have suffered so enori 'u spacious clu church was practically d |'g" though part Of it has l:,.::lally[? a tour of in answer to the need fo:l_ follo worshin, the main struc [le shore, ] frighully shattered shsl  ]lands and su: hs through see first time the writer upon him the' truth of ;= al deli'ghtful made against the Germ, the largel posely they made the ,,thas a vm:y at target of heir desradaresid( Here in Soisson the toi:,"' hutch is ] by slender support poitilh every de -'o:Unda mo ful finger towards nea,.  y punishment, against tho)tholics wi rd it Minnetonl such abhorent disrega d . dedicated to the Almigh: of this Cl . _, a: as about 20 In Fismes there we,, war 3,500 inhabitants; fO Creek is the story runs, were left .aka and l shell-fire. It was here  :baouadary o. -/;iveral lar e 1 marines and soldiers c- g a.n.- Over a l with the German inv I man force had infeste d a-Jll:lY recedin Those in French co, e Minn wish the Americas to ?: lt Ugfellow injuring the towh. But!E The Falls  ettin and passive resistance the .."k " g erals took matters:f142ac re b:eestin f' hands and with ba "/ii: the horde of the ene  -sized b place and eventually a,aad Hiaw trier. ; ,*einded tl  rivers, i] Bug of LoqU ,den." T In speaking of Genes, e. School el might be set down here!.-i e scbo might be drawn over Placed Those generals who te01e res-'-' in h$. uence tive part in the war 'Js ..... u ..it. ago, ( been bitten oy raae o ,{ii .. Every man jack of LJtPar.- ' h ._ , sus is obliged to narrate ',J:. " .... i,'tn abou' of the war. It would v*';te.. . ce[: , aami to listen to the talk o  !ili flict!k" OVer tt had in the con 00tudy th grow a bit tiresome '" een in t has been oft repeated, 1 OUr - -. an inevitable translatlO o1 t standing together, sor:ial lear beendays of " ajoyed tb that point has ,t t ones duing these tainty. All the speak$: ' ;home am mined to dealare that t"tl[' - United States and the dti with reference to nation. In., MoneY 're Someone was mark in our .hearing twelve billion francs will never pay of Russian something to do with support now country which, General V]rangel, strnment for the debt. If the united or fndirectly can, bY induced to rly France Which might be of the cordial large body of