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Tokyo University Still Stands; Cath. Schools Are Open AT CLOSE OF GERMAN BISHOPS' MEETING New York. (E)--The main build- ings of the Catholic University of Tokyo still stand and all of the members of the Jesuit faculty are safe, according to a report from three U.S. Navy chaplains in Tokyo. Father Bruno Bitter, S.J., pro- curator of the university, told the chaplains that most Catholic schools in Japan had remained open throughout the war and that in the last two years there had been a notable increase in conver- sions. The chaplains are the Revs. Paul L. O'Connor, S.J., Chaplain of the USS Missouri; S. H. Ray, S.J:, of the USS Hamlin and Char- les Robinson, S.J., formerly chap- lain of the Missouri, but now on detached duty as an interpreter. Father Robinson was formerly a First Meeting For Austrian Hierarchy By Dr. Max Jordan Vienna. (E)--The first general meeting of the Austrian Hierarchy since the armistice was held in Salzburg this week and a joint Pastoral is expected to be issued in the near future. It was also the first time in a number of years that the Bishops of Austria met independently of the German Hierarchy; neither did they take part in the recent Fulda Confer- ence, because Austria no longer is part of the German Reich. The meeting at Salzburg was attended by His Eminence Theodor Cardinal Innitzer, Archbishop of Vienna, and the Ordinaries of Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck, Flagen- furt, Linz and St. Poelten. Cardinal Innitzer, who hal re- cently started on a journey to Rome, was held up by technical- ities at the Italian border and is now planning to resume l:is trio next month. He tol'a me ef: t,m many trials and tribulations..tlLs country ha experienced dm'ing the war and since the armistice. I "But,'" he concluded, "out ,great' Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna has symbolically survived . all storms. Its spires still reach up ta Heaven, although nazi savagery destroyed most of tile great art tz6asures under its roof. God willing, St. Stephen's will:ke-, re- stoxed to its former glory befor, e many years have passed." Arkansas State : i Council .... .,; , . professor at the University of Tokyo and it was his knowledge of Japanese and his familiarity with the city that made it pos- sible for the chaplains, in a jeep loaded with food and clothing, to make the trip from the Yokasuka naval base to the university. These chaplains were the first Americans to arrive at the uni- verity. They received a rousing ]welcbme from the Jesuit faculty, ]all of whom had undergone many I hardships of war and were plainly suffering from malnutrition. De- spite their evident hunger, the first thing they asked for was more men to help carry on the work. During War Years In the Vicariate of Hiroshima, I four churches and mission stations operated by the Jesuits were de- stroyed and three others damaged, including the novitiate situated just outside the city of Hiroshima. The Superior of the mission, Fa- ther Huga Lasselle, S.J., was re- siding there when the Atom bomb struck. He and three other Jesuits were slightly injured, but the novitiate building was not ser- iously damaged. The Jesuits described the effect of the Atom bomb as "first a blind- ing flash, as of magnesium fire then a terrific and awesome pres- sure from above that blew out all windows and scattered furniture as in a doll's house shaken by hand, then silence, absolute and complete for about 8 seconds, and finally the rumble and roar of houses collapsing in the city." Aided Wounded and Dying They declared that as far as tey can remember the bomb itself made no noise, but they admit that its sound may have been drowned out by the greater roar of falling buildings. The fathers rushed into the city and gave what help they could, carrying some of the casualties to the novitiate building, the chaplains report. Father Robinson, who acted as an interpreter for the Navy in lib- erating prisoners at the various camps, declared that the interned missionaries were not in any worse condition from undernour- ishment than those who had not been interned. In general, all of the missionaries of _the Allied countries wdre impris'bned during the war. THIRD DEGREE COUNCILS NEWS ACTIVITIES IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS Little Roc.k Councll 812 Rev. John E. Murphy, former Chaplain of this Council was giv- en a farewell party by the Knights, with a kind remembrance from the members, at our last meeting. We regret the loss of our beloved Chaplain and wish him good luck in his new assignment. 'Little Rock Council No. 812, :gave its regular annual porty last week to the Catholic High School i Football Squad. The party was i well attended by the members, ich was encouragmg to the earn. Past Grand Knight, Bader !'. Busby, gave tile boys a wel- come talk and then their Coach, Father McGinnis, introduced the players to the members and told them of their good qualities. Ath- letic Director, Rev. R. E. Maus, gave an enthusiastic talk on the support given to the Athletic De- partment from outside sources. Then Very Rev. Msgr. Francis M. Donovan, Principal of the SchoS1, accounted the improve- ments being made for the better- ment of the pupils in attendance. Msgr. Donovan said he believed that the higher teaching the boys enjoy, will redown to their great advantage in their future life. August and the following Com- mittee appointed: Leo J. Byrne, ('hairman: August Probst, Jr., Henry Miller, Sr., S. J.. (Jimmy) Lynch, W. A. Gerke, T. J. Arnold all of Little Rock and G. H. Ken- l, State Secretary of Brinkley. Besides suffering the loss by fire of their beautiful home, Mrs. George F. Porbeck is now at St. Vincent's Infirmary, convalescing from an illness contracted in Saint Louis. She was visiting her daughter, Margaret Ann at her school, where she is just starting a,ew term. Miss Irene Zink, Deputy County Clerk, Pari Arkansas is also State Secretary of the Saint Joseph's Benevolent Society of Arkansas, a death benefit society, and she announces the Annual meeting to be held at Shoal Creek on Sunday, October 21. The Rev. Fabian Diersilg, O.S.B., being the host pastor and the Rev. Edward Chris- tian. O.S.B., of Pari.q. State Spirit- ual Director. Miss Zink is a mem- ber of Paris C.K. of A. Branch No. 1126. T. 3. (Ted) Hiegel, Conway, Su- preme Trustee of C.K. of A. just returned on a furlough of 30 days to visit his family and host of relatives and friends. He has spent two years in France, Hol- land, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ger- many and Austria, but the last five months in various hospitals with a "trick" knee. He served C K Rev. Alphonse Mueller, O.$.B.,... spiritual director, Chorlestms T. J. Arnold, president Park Hill. No. Little RoeJg G. H. genksl, secretary, Brkley Leo Hammer, treasurer, Ft. Smith J. J. Duerr, let vice-pruldmst, Charleston Mrs Mar Burklh Rnd vlco-prosJdent, pocahontas Victor Kordsmeier, 3rd'vlceopre!ldt  Morrlltom Joseph G. Kordsmeier, Sr., of Morrilton, age 64 died at a hospital there Saturday and was buried Monday. Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart Church. His brother, George P. Kordsmeier, is Supreme Treasurer and fieid man, ager of the C.K. of A. Smpyathies are extended to the bereaved. Mr. M. H. Edelman, Secretary of Fort Smith Branch No. 652 C.K. of A. reports a very fine monthly meeting with reports of the dele- gates to the 26th Triennial Meet- ing of the C.K. of A. State Coun-, cil at Morrilton and also of th CathQlic Union of Arkansas Meet- ing a[ Altus. Delegates reporting on these meetings were J. H. Kremer, Nick Minden, Leo Ham- mer and Martin Buergler, Mr. Minden was elected 3rd Vice President and Mr. Hammer was re-elected State Treasurer of the C.K. of A. State Council. Both the pastor, Rev. Mark Burger,-O.SB., and assistant, Rex,. James Foley, O.S.B. were in attendance at the meeting md spoke. A social will be given in October to help the Rev. Bede Mitchell, O.S.B., in his work at the State Sanatorium, near Booneville, where he visits anff says Mass every Sunday for the unfortunate sufferers from tub, erculosis. Another new member was ad- mitted namely Miss Rose E. Meg- less. Congratulations. T. J. Arnold, State President is just in receipt of a letter from His Excellency, the Most Reverend Christian H. Winkelwan, S.T.D. and Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, vlso Supreme Spiritual Director of the C.K. of A. in which letter he Some 5.000 persons crowded the Ca'thedral of Fulda for the impressive ceremonies at the tomb of :St. Bonlface, which marked the closing of the annual meeting of the Germah Hierarchy, the first !since the close of the war. These pictures show the closing devotions (above) and a group of the" ish0ps in front of the altar, which included Archbishop Orsenlgo, the Apostolic Nuncio and Car- .... e_nM yon Faulhaber, Arclbishop o Mupich. (NC Photos) Some kind of a spark mus have moved the team to its brilliant vic- tory over Batesville, just three days after the party. We sincere- ly hope the spark will continue to cause them many more victories before the close of the season. Tim Red and Blue Attendance teams in the Council have created considerable rivalry among the members, due to the interest be- ing shown by some of the mem- bers of both teams. Brother Pierre A. Larmoyeux, went to con- siderable time and expense to in- 5tall a board of record, whereby a better accounting may be shown at each meeting, of the attendance. Brothers Robert S. Peters and Charles V. Hum, created consid- erable merriment among the members by the enthusiastic in- terest shown by them in the cor- rect accounting of the different members present on each team. The attendance was fine, over 100 being present. The Council now has a new Chaplain, Rt. Rev. Msgr. John B. Scheper, S. T.D. Monsignor Scheper, is also Chaplain of St. Vincent's Infirmary. This Coun- cil is very fortunate in tile Most Reverend Bishop being so kind to us, as to give us a priest of this high caliber, as our Chaplain. We are indeed very grateful, to His Excellency for this assignment. We desire to express our sincere sympathy to our Brother Knights in their bereavement as follows: Rev. Lawrence Hoyt, O.S.B., loss of a brother; Mike Calderera loss of his mother; Gee. P. Kordsmeier, loss of a brother; Robert E. O'Connor, loss of his mother. May they rest in peace. Jonesboro Council 1702 Jonesboro. -- The Jonesboro Knights of Columbus entertained September 4 with a big fish fry, inviting their wives and friends, at Arthur Jones' home on Cherry Street. Brother Arthur has an ideal layout for picnics and did a grand job of entertaining the Knights and their wives. Committee in charge was com- posed of: John Handcock, Ray- mond Dupwe, F. J. Metz, Willie Bauer, and Brother Jones. More than 40 members and their wives attended. Pocahontas Council 2443 Council 2443, Poeahortas, Ark., held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening, Sept. 17th. in '" council room of the parish hall. The drive for attendence, which was initiated last month, is prov- ing to be very successful. The Council unanimously en- dorsed the program for new mem- bers as suggested by our State Deputy, Leo J. Krebs. It is hoped that Pocahontas will be well rep- resented with candidates at the contemplated initiation to be held in Little Rock this fall. The mem- bership committee promised their tober. All proceeds from the club ston, Harry King, Nello Turchi will go toward our parish school and Albert C. Ernst. building fund. Ever ready to The committees have been help our Pastor whenever called working hard to make this a suc- upon, the council is using this icess, and we ask any Knights, who means to help if/ this most worthy [ray be in the vicinity of pine form of Catholic Action. Inci- Bluff on either of the Festival dentally Brothers, wait until you Idates ' to stop with us and patron- see our new council rooms in the ize out" suppers, which will be ser- new school, ved by the Catholic Daughters of - America. Genuine Italian Spag- Pine Bluff hetti and Meat Balls will be served Council 1153 .... on October 2nd and 4th, and on Pine Bluff;This correspond- the evening of October 3rd, Roast ent "feels the sting" of the State Chicken and Dressing will be Publicity Director's remarks in his !served. Servings will be from 5 recent article, wherein he justly accused the councils of laxity in their failure to send in news items concerning their activities, so that those around us will know just what COLUMBIANISM means to all of us and just how active we are, in the promotion of its ideals and principles in this jurisdiction. We are going to try and make up for this negligence, so here goes: At a recent meeting of Pine Bluff Council, the various com- mittees were a:pointcd by the Grand Knight, Brother Fred Ma- her, to handle and arrange for the Tenth Annual Fall Festival, which is the main or major Catholic Ac- tivity of the council, each year. The Festival is given for the bene- fit of the Annunciation Academy, and the proceeds derived from it, have been the means of making the necessary repairs, re-condi- tioning and remodeling the school building. The school is under the supervision of the Sisters of Char- ity of Nazareth, Ky., and the pres- ent Superior is Sister Mary Char- les Benedict. The Knights are assisted in this work each year, by the Catholic Daughters of America of Court Victory 564 and the Parent-Teach- ers' Association of the Annuncia- tion Academy. The Committees appointed, by the Grand Knight, to handle this activity, which will be held this year on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, follows: Executive and Finance: Frank A. Steele, Albert C. Ernst, (PSD) and Harry E. King, (PGK) Bingo: Leo Steele, Chairman. Wm. J. Cranston, Chas. Hemen- way, Toney Benetz, Nello J. Tur- chi, Milton J. Lange and Jas. Mal- ham. Country Store: Ed J. Sauter, Chairman. Paul Finkbeiner, Henry Reyer, Paul Cratin, Jos. Glasscock. Card Games: Vince Abbene, Chairman. Aldo Turchi, Ed. Kane, Thos. P. Scanlan, J. Frank Franey, Toney Franey. I Cold Drinks: Frank A. Steele, Jr., Chairman. Chas. Barranco, Johnnie Turchi and Frank Turchi. Cotton Committee: Harry E. King, Chairman. Primo Rugerri, Louis Aureli, Nello Turchi, Wm. J. Cranston. Chicken Committee: Vince Ab- bene, Chairman. Rev. Wm. J. Burke and Frank A. Steele. Bale of Cotton Ticket Distribu- tion: Jas. A. lcEwen, Chairman, Albert C. Ernst and Milton J. Lange. [to 8:30 p.m., each evening. On Sunday, September 30th, the members of Pine Bluff Council ]1153 will receive Holy Communion in a body at the 7 o'clock Mass, at St. Joseph's Church. Immediately after Mass, a Breakfast will be served at the Parish Hall, to all members of Pine Bluff Council and any visiting Knights who may be in this vicinity, and right here, Pine Bluff Council again wishes it to be known, that ALL VISIT- NG KNIGHTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY OF OUR AC- TIVITIES. This is a standing in- vitation, Brother Knights, and re- member that it is our pleasure to have you as our guests. The Fifth Sunday , Holy Com- munion and Breakfast is another Pine Bluff Council's regular Ca- tholic Activity, but on the oc- Annual Get-Together .For 11 Scouts To Be Hee!d "-'" i . "-- . . " ! ' upon. A short session called for decision on the annual get-to- gether meeting of the entire troop with their p:.rents, former scouts, and all friends of scouting. Fri- day evening, September 28th at 8 o'clock at the parish hall was set aside for the annual event. An interesting program was worked out to show "Scouting in Action". A motion picture on scouting, prepared by the National Office, Boy Scouts of America will be the highpoint of.the entertain- ment. This picture is intended not only for scouts, but to create interest in parents towards the benefits of scouting as well. All young boys looking forward to the day when they can qualify to join a scout troop and all. parents who have young boys whom they wani an interesting showing of the short ture. Troop 11 and the mittee hereby to all in Greater are interested in the scouting. The second business ing considered plans to take part in the cil Camp-o-ree at Steuber, November 2 Camp Stueber is out on Highway 10. Following the the troop attended ball game between School and Batesville I cat Stadium, North guests of the Rev. Chinery, troop Kni00 Columbus State C0t News By J. P. Reynolds What manner of man is our patron, Christopher 453rd anniversary of whose epoch making achievements, the 12th. of October. Lost in obscurity are the details life; the time and the place of his birth is even somewh yet,with what few fragments of authenticated facts we gl life s history, we can piece together a man in whose achi world might well feel proud and sponsoring nation, th t deliver Jerusalem alq Lands from the il Mohammad. All of he accomplished, thla edge, persistency, fail age. Tllese same cl knowledge, persisten courage, should pre those of us who ha name "Knights of C0 carry on the layW Church To do this tully, we must unite purpose, which can complished by subor personal ambition to of the cause. The state Deputy: rallying call for a Bi Initiation to be hel Rock, Nov. llth., to councils in the state and urged to send the: Preparations for a 1! being made, and t program indicates tb! tail is being studied of making this sorest and long to be reme depends on the cooP subordinate councils' and the spirit of uni. to the success of activity, could not demonstrated than hearted support of eV this jurisdiction. ATTENTION: grateful, and to whose genius and nobleness of purpose, we in a special manner should all pay homage. He proposed to reach the east by sailing westward; to chart the island and seas he might en- counter; to bring Christianity to a pagan people, and wealth to his casion of this coming Communion- Breakfast, Sunday, September 30th. we will have the honor of having as our guest-speaker, Our Worthy State Chaplain, the Right Reverend Monsignor James E. O'Connell, of Little Rock. A rec- ord attendance of Knights is ex- pected at this activity, since the Wortly Grand Knight announced the acceptance of his invitation [extended to Monsignor O'Conneil. At the meeting last Monday night, the council voted to co- operate with the Worthy State Deputy in his efforts to put on a State Class in Little Rock, some- time in October. This council will eel6b:ate Col- umbus Day with a peialla'dio Broadcast, about which we will attempt to give you in our next article. We will sign off, Bro. Knights, with special greetings,.tgltle" State Publicity Director, )h0in' We 'feel should be pleased, after reading this article. We will try to do this more regularly in the future. THE CHRISTIAN BRflTHERS ALTIIR (Mont La Salle Altar Wines) Made with painstaking care uniter the devoted supervision o[ who know the requirements of 'the Church in regard to wine Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Validity of MONT LA SAI WINES is assured and accepted by Metropolitans of the Char Bishops. Every container of MONT LA SALLE ALTAR WINES distrl is FILLED and SEALED hy The Christian Brothers thems I Novitiate in Napa, California. MONT LA SALLE ALTAR . NEVER SOLD IN LIQU01 Distributed only by Harold F. Schutte Distributing Co: By Grade ties At gouls ary room in H 01 spent a very enj aking various artic tethers. The Kind ributed to the annl * making decoratic the school boo ss was made in re irst Grade who co tirst primer and nc ed to starting th, k credited with selli hances on the bla liel puppy, raffled l. Jerry Glen receiv selling the great .hances. The main ag art period was t . ifivitations, whibh i a0thers to the P.T. enthusiastic start w graphy by the 4 are working on g the earth as On silhouettes of t The 5th and T their work on pare Ctraying the develo IIsportation. Scien were made by M lie, Alfred Lynch, a .ki. Catechism p aade culminating Works of Mer Posters were ma froe, Patsy Jo Re % Patricia Forest a enjoyed Friday's' culminated by a two reel film  new Pictoral P: sed. Art and Er ..ststudents of the lie coliple would li room apartme t/olic family. C, Rox L. The Guar Sup invitation to writes accepting the  _ ,,, ,,  ...... ,,, r-_ .....  untiring efforts to this end. Construction of Booths: James attend, the Trienn!at .upreme,ue runk Pa*:on and saw  actuai combat Plans for the 'Century Club'. A.. MeEwen,. Chairman.. Paul Butc- vention to9  nrrnngements for duty He says civilian life will have .been .com01eted and .the first ioVf/a:nt? T:rCh'BEdetSat in vtay,  . , " " " fif arawmg Will ve nela a me par- s , , Conventmn were . ut hm fine for the next ty , Wm. J. Cran- I . 'J allngat theSMorrilton meeting in years. [ish social th e later part of Oc-[Brenke, John Rose MOVIES - REFRESHMENT - ENTERTAINMI0000 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th Annual Troop Get Together, Parenl:s and Friend00 314 N. Askew Avenue Kansas City il (Write for complete Price List and please mention The  _ -" Welo 00ood Cot Ba to b, WEDNESDA' IST OF TH! FRIENDS OF SCOUTING: 00inner wi "rnival attractiom You are cordially invited to attend a Program of Fa flit, the three unit '. Siste la honor of the [ 66 99 SCOUTING IN ACTION [%Sday, Septembe ' October 3rd at t] ,  Pres:nted by Troop lli'oSt. Andrew's Cathedrpl ' ....... .4 Paris Hall, Ninth and L uisiana Street, 8:00 P. EQUI