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:i!: THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 17, 194B PAGE THREE ' :2 .,l.,il ll,.4t.,llt.,ll l I I 11'..,l..l " 'American Creed' eligious In Canadian 00epatnate Contingent ontreal. (E)--Scenes of deep crowd when three nuns, Mother II0tion marked the welcome Gisele-Marie, Sister Jean de la Ie here of 217 Canadian re Visitation and Sister Stella Marie, l[' " " . - all of the Sisters of the Assumption llnazes, including about 60 of Nicolet, Que., were the first brotlers and nuns who returned on the Gripshohn Japan and Japanese-held Most Rev. Joseph Charbon- Archbishop of Montreal, the of the Quebec Foreign Mis- Society, the Scarboro For- Mission Society of Toronto, Dominican and Franciscan and the Mother Pro- of the Congregation de Dame, the Ursuline Sisters, of the Infant Jesus, the Nuns, Sisters of Ste. Sisters of the Assumption, of the Immaculate Concep- Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Antonian Sisters of Mary and Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres among the hundreds who Bonaventure Station to the repatriates, who includ-! members of all these religious: Nuns First To Alight cheer went up from the Smith's Leading Home Financing Institution First Federal SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 524 Garrison Ave. Phone 5415 Than 900 Loans on ;omes in Foet Smith and Van B uren of the repatriates to step down from the special train which had carried the Canadians from Jer- sey City. Relatives and other members of the religious communities surged about the arrivals while a score of reporters sought to obtain in- terviews. The Red Cross had ar- ranged refreshments and other eager hands were there to make the home-coming as happy as possible. Almost without exception the repatriates declared that they had been treated as well as could be expected under the circumstances. Many of the missionaries voiced the hope that it might be pos- sible for them to return to the fields of their missionary work at a not too distant future date. Sisters Ludivine Trudel and Blanche Turgeon of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters were returning to Canada after an absence of 38 years. With tears in their eyes they said they had never hoped to see their native land again. Sister St. /3eorges, of the Sis- ters of the Immaculate Concep- tion, had been in the missions of China since 1909 but had made a previous visit to her home in Canada 16 years ago. Scarboro Missioners Greeted Seven priests of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, near Toronto were given a hearty wel- come by the Rt. Rev. J. E. McRea, The AUTOMOTIVE ARKANSAS Clarksville Fayetteville Van Buren Mona Paris OKLAHOMA Muskogee Ada Omulgee McAlester Wewoka Seminol Pryor Henryetta TEXAS Paris Sherman 906-912 Rogers Ave. FoRT SMITH, ARK. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR G. C. Packard Lumber Co. llOO South "D" FORT SMITII, AItKANSAS JABER'S IMPORTED RUGS and CARPETS LINENS and LINGERIE GLASS and POTTERY "The Finest Persian Rugs" Telephone 4356 805 Garrison Ave. FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM t Dawson & Dawson Wholesale Distributors Of DRY  EXTRA No. Sweet DRY LAGER FORT SMITH ARKANSAS The Sisters of Mercy established the first convent and acad- emy of St. Anne's at Fort Smith in January, 1853, under the direction of His Excellency, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Byrne. The building was destroyed by fire in 1876, and replaced. New build- ings were erected in 1903, and again in 1907. This picture is one of the most recent of the Academy. Superior General, and other mem- bers of the community. The re- patriates of this community in- cluded the Revs. Charles Murphy, Sydney, N.S.; Gerald Doyle, To- ronto; Andrew Pinford, Toronto; L. Beal, La Salette, Ont.;.F. Die- inert, Mildmay, Ont.; David Mac- Sween, Sydney, N.S., and A. L. Clement. Among those present to greet I Father Gerald Doyle was hisl brother, the Rev. Bernard Doyle, parish priest at Orillia, Ont. Father Charles Murphy, who is 31, modestly disclaimed the title of "hero of Hong Kong," which had been given to him by fellow missionaries and other internees. The Rev, Marien Bonin, a Franciscan, who had been 13 years in' Japan, spent six months in a camp near Tokyo, from which he witnessed the raid "on Tokyo by American planes. He saw one Japanese and one American plane shot down. Later he was moved to a camp at Urawa, further north of the capital. Father Bonin said one priest, a Dominican, Father Fournier, had been hardest hit by confinement for this priest had been held in prison for two years on a charge of espionage. Other Franciscans returning on the Gripsholm were the Rev. Ernest Casgrain, 16 years in Jap- an, who was welcomed by his 71- year-old mother; the Rev. Emilien Tetreault of St. Hyacinthe, 15 years in Japan; and Brother Gab- riel Levesque, who had been in Korea 'for five years. The Very Rev. Damase La- berge, Provincial of the Fran- ciscans still in Japanese areas, 22 were known to have been intern- ed but the whereabouts of the other two was not known. Father Bonin said that the Rt. Rev. Ambroise LeBlanc, Cana- dian Franciscan who had been named Apostolic Prefect of Urawa, Japan, in 1939, had refused to be repatriated "until the last of us has gone." Four Dominicans Return There were four Dominicans among the repatriates: The Rev. Marc Cote, of Nicolet, Que., and Marce Fournier, of Levis, Que., and Brothers B. Couture and R. Cloutier, both of Quebec Pro- vince. Chas Hummel Work Of Nun ,The silhouette above is the work of a Dominican nun, who writes and illustrates under the pen-name of "Jean Bennett". She is now writing a book on the art of the silhouette, which will be released soon by the Bruce Publishing Company. Sister has illustrated THE TORCH for several years, and has often contributed illustra- tions to the YOUNG CATHO- LIC MESSENGER, and other Catholic magazines. She is at present doing a weekly feature for the N.C.W.C., and has il- lustrated several well-known recent juvenile weeklies. Former Head of Russia's Godless League Dies New York. ()--Emelyan Yaro- slavsky, a member of the Russian Communist Party central com- mittee and one-time president of 1he Bezbojniks, the League of the Militant Godless in Russia, died December 4 in Moscow, according to radio and press advices re- ceived here. Characterized as one of the oldest workers of the Bolshevik party, Yaroslavsky was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet. i The Godless' league, which he Season's Greetings Fort Smith's 3 story grade school was built in 1929-1930, and dedicated in September of 1930. It is one of the most modern buildings in the state, and is completely fireproof. Columbus Celebrated First American Christmas The first American Christmas was celebrated by Christopher Columbus in 142. It was not much of a celebration, though. On Christmas Eve of that year Columbus, quite exhausted by his labors, retired for some rest, and the steering wheel of the "Santa Maria" was turned over by the equally tired helmsman to an in- experienced boy, who ran the ship on a sand bar off the coast of Haiti. Christmas Day was thus mostly spent in salvaging all that could be saved from the wreck, l with the aid of the friendly na- tives; but later in the day Col- umbus led his little band of ad- venturers in prayers of thanks and the singing of hymns. With the "Santa Maria" shipwrecked and the "Pinta" gone no one knew where, Columbus decided to found a colony on the island, and so a iortress was built near the scene of the wreck, and it's name, La Navldad, the Nativity, commemorated the Spaniards' escape from disaster on that great feast. headed, for n.,any years was the Communist party's most bigoted and intolerant agency and Yaro- slavsky was termed the most militant of all its members up to ten years ago. He carried on campaigns and conducted propa- ganda against all religions from 1919. He was the author of many mti-religious books and articles ",,bich appeared in Soviet publica- tions. Season's Greetings Fort Smith's Largest and Finest Store For Men and Boys S.&Q. CLOTHIERS 622 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Ark. Canada Priest, 1 Of 4 In Family In Religion, Dies Pembroke, Ont. (E)The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Isaiah A. French, whose death occurred at Pembroke General Hospital at the age of 73, was one of four members of his Family to enter religious life. One sister was a member of the Order of the Precious Blood, one brother was a Christian Brother and another brother was ,the not- ed Canadian chaplain of the First World War, Lieut. Colonel the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. L. French. All are now dead. May This Christmas And the New Year Fulfill Yore. Every Wish. CLINTON Furniture Co. 919 Rogers Ave. i' FORT SMITH, ARK. 63-73 SotYrH SIXTH FORT SMITH Season's Greetings HARTMEIER BROTHERS Dependable Plumbing And Heating Phone 5133 18 North 9th St. Fort Smith, Arkansas DALY MONUMENTAL WORKS "Largest Dealer in the Southwest" W. 1I. GIFFORD, Owner MRS. TOM DALY, Mgr. 1005-87 Rogers Ave. FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS Sheet Metal Shop AIR CONDITIONING VENTILATING - FURNACES ROOFING - SKYLIGIFrS (All items listed are out for flic duration) (Repairs &,, Maintenance Only) 102 No. Tenth DiM 7582 Grapette Bottling Co. 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Believing in God, I am confident both of His merci- ful forgiveness of our national sins and His awareness of our na- tional virtues. Believing in God's Providence, I am confident of our high resolves that his fair land, the visible setting of the vast, immaterial soul of the American nation, shall never lose its initial consecration to the common Fa- therhood of God, so that we and our children's children shall live in peace and harmony among our- selves and with our neighbors. In this America I believe; for this America I live; for this America I and millions of others stand ready to die." Don't Say BREAD Say HOLSUM SHIPLEY BAKING COMPANY ,11 i i