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IO--THE PROGRESS sou Clash Could REmEmBER BOUGfllnUILLE? HE island of Bougainville in the territory of Papua- New Guinea, holds a lot of memories for many people. I imagine even around our Archdiocese there are men who spent many a grim moment on that island and have many memories. As a matter of interest I was wondering if anyone remem- bered Father Albert Label, who has been a missionary in the South Pacific since 1930. He started quite a number of missions on Bougainville and at present he is stationed in its mountainous area, inland from Empress Augusta Bay and Cape Torokina where the U.S. Marines landed in 1943. In Monoitu, where he is based, there was Japanese military headquarters during the assult of the Marines. There still are many remains of the Japanese occupation. The War Father Label is something of a legend on Bougainville and some of his feats have been recorded in World War II histories. On one occasion, when the Japanese first occupied the island, a destroyer captain ordered him brought aboard his ship. As the destroyer ddenly started out to sea, Father Lebel demand- ed an audience with the skipper. In five minutes of fast talking, he convinced the Japanese captain to turn back and put him safely ashore. He is probably one of a select few who escaped confine- ment in an enemy prison camp by the powers of persuasion. In a recent book "The Coast Watchersi" first published in Australia and now available in the U.S., it states that eight months after the Japanese occupied Bougainville, Father Label was assigned by the famous Coastwatcher, Jack Read, to plan the evacuation of 17 women, including several Sisters, from the island. Shortly before New Year's Eve 1942, arrangements were made by secret radio signal for a U.S. submarine to pick up the women after dark December 31 at Teop Bay. With the aid of native scouts, Father Label personally rounded up the 17 women from Society for The Propagation of the Faith Rev. Stephen Szeman, Archdiocesan Director 907 Terry Avenue, Seattle 4--MA. 2-8880 DUBLIN BI, the ultimate in atmosphere and fine dining Entertbinment Nightly gnlo'n Near Fourth MA 3-7340 scattered parts of the 137-mile long island, careful not to let their concentration tip off the scheme to enemy observers. Jt before midnight, at a signal from the coastwatcher's radio, the submarine Nautilus--predecessor of our nuclear submarine-- surfaced offshore and the women were transported silently to the sub. It was almost dawn when the last of the refugees was safely aboard and the submarine was under way. On the beach, Father Label turned to Jack Read and said: "Happy New Year, Jack." Ten months later, Father Lebel went ashore at Empress Augusta Bay with Maj. Gen. Roy S. Geiger's First Marine Amphibious Corps and saw combat duty with the Marines until the beachhead was secured. The Missionary It may interest many of the people Who were in the service at that time to know that Father Label is still there on that island still working away, still fighting his war-a war against paganism, ignorance and poverty. He has managed to build a little church, a hospital and a few odds and ends buildings. He is still using his 1943 Marine jeep to get around and it is very difficult to navigate those roads in the rain sometimes. At the present lime his main project is to build a girls' dormitory so that he can have the girls stay there while they attend school since the distance and transportation makes things so difficult ..... Although Father Lebel is over 60 years old he is still going strong in the missions and he sits down When he gets an op- portunity and pages through his scrap book of days gone by and remembers all the people he met the '40s, In fact, many men still write to Father or drop into visit him on their vacations or on business trips when they are passing that way. Anyone who still has a nostalgic memory for that island or anything to be thankful about the shores of Beugainville eould maybe give Father Label a hand with that girls' dor, mitory and get it up for him in a hurry. You know, it doesn't take too much to build a building on Beugainville but he has really nothing yet. The hospital he built Seemed to drain any extra material and finances thai he might have had. In the meantime, he sends word to everyone that you are all welcome to drop in and visit him. Or, if you can't visit him, send a little note along to the office and I will pass it on to him. i ...... 5: : :: : : : .: : Distinctive Continental Broiler Entertainment Nightly 00e00:.(garpet 1628 Sth Ave. MA 3-5226 RE-READING the World War II history of the South pacific campaigns he knew so well4sRev. Albert Lebel who has been a missionary in Chat'area.since 1930. He is now on the island of BougainviUe where he was stationed during the Marine invasion of 1943 s . . Cut out this column, pin your sacrifice to it and mail it to Father Szeman, Archdiocesan Director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 907 Terry Ave., Seattle 98104. REGISTER YOUR WEDDING NOW 9th & Olive--MU 2-S898 4716 University Way N.E.--LA 4-4100 In Tacoma: 1302 Tacoma Ave. So.BR 2-8215 . r Have Been Avoided (Continued from Page 2) Communists first, then elemen- tary local facilities for educa- tion, water and so forth, and from petty exactions. The sophisticated city and town dwellers have an import- ance out of all proportion to their relative numbers in the population. Among them the government has lost heavily since the Buddhist agitation started. It is not that they are all fervent Buddhists. But the Buddhist campaign gave them an outlet for bottled-up resent- ment against housing short- ages, lack of freedom or ex- pression, arbitrary arrests, long detentions without trial and so forth. Most of them feel that the storming of the pagodas by security men August 21 was an excessive measure against the .bonzes who, despite their recent "passive resistance" activities, enjoy a traditional reputation for religious self restraint. President Diem still has great reserves of prestige not possessed by all other mem- bers of his family. Justly or unjustly, his brothers here and his sister-in-law are unpopular. H i s sister - in - law's tactless utterances have been some of the greatest obstacles to a timely settlement of the Budd- hist dispute. No matter what their abili- ties may be or how much the President has depended on his relatives, he would be stronger without them than with them. Was B u d d h i s t agitation purely religious? No. Certainly for more than a month prior to the raids on the pagodas, the mov.ment had the political aim of toppling the government. How did students get into the recent agitation? As far back as late May a Buddhist student organization in Hue was protesting. Police action against demonstrating students in Hue on June 3 in- flamed feelings there, but it was only when Father Luan w as summarily dismissed August 16 from his post as rector of the University of Hue that agitation became general. Hue and Saigon University pro- fessors and students joined in a movement of general protest. Catholics protested with Budd- hists and other non-Christians, and the government acted against all alike. Who was responsible for staging armed raids on the pagodas? It is generally accepted that the President's brother, Ngo dinh Nhu, who is also his chief counsellor, planned and direct- ed the operation. The President, however, took full responsi- bility. Most of the top army men were notified only shortly before the action was taken. What is the general con- clusion? Fourteen or 15 million people in south Vietnam, including the Catholics who fled from the north, face their most critical hour since 1954. Try To Correct play Attacking Pope Plus XII : LONDON, Sept. 3 (NC)-- A Catholic nun and a Jewish educator intervened together with leaders of a theater company in an effort to tone down the bitter animosity of a German play attacking Pope Plus XII, which is opening in London at the end of September. The two-Sister Louis Ga- briel, of the Daughters of Sion, and Michael Wallach, registrar of the Jews' Col- legejn London--wentas rep- resentatives of the Council of Christians and Jews. They conferred with the producer and theater mana- ger involved in the forth- coming production of "The Representative." The drama originally "Der Stellvertreter" or "The Vicar," was written by Roll Hochhuth, and was first pre- Sented in Berlin last spring. It condemns Plus XII for net condemning publicly the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Plus is accused of pride, fear and greed. The play aroused bit- ter argument in Germany and is expected to do so here when it opens at the Ald- :wych Theater in the West End. It is being presented by the Royal Shakespear e Company. Canadian Catholic Press Organized EDMONTON, Alberta (NC)-- A more permanent Catholic Press Committee for Canadian editors was formed at the an- nual meeting here of Catholic editors. Msgr. J. G. Henley of Kings- ton has been elected temporary chairman of the committee. Other temporary officials in- elude: Father AI Hubenig, O.M. I., of Battleford, vice chairman; Bob Kier of Sudbury, secretary; Bernard M. Daly of Ottawa and Grant Maxwell of Saskatoon, councilors. i ............ '77 LIKE ST. PAUL, the Glenmary Home Missioners join tent-making with preaching. Photo shows the new style tent designed by Father Patrick O'Donnell, editor of Glenmary's Challenge, to replace the old Gospel type tent used for the society's summertime preach- ing in the Appalachian Mountain regions. Technically a hyperbolic paraboloid form, the tent, measuring 60 by 48 feet, needs no inter supports and has weathered several wind- storms. Its frame is strong aluminum pipe and the covering is pink and white nylon plas- tic. It can be erected in two hours.  (NC Photos) St.Andrew BIBLE MISSAL'Daily ... Leadership in a [resh approach to full participation in the liturgy oJ the church combining the best o[ the past with all that is new. ITS TRANSLATION.TEXTS ARE ENLIVENED AND ENRICHED WITH SUPPLEMENTARY VERSES FROM THE SCRIPTURES THE CATHOLIC PRESS SAYS: "A Landmark in Missal history . . .' Might well be the fore-runner of ell missals, after the Ecumenical Council." priced from 5.95 to 18.50 Missioners Design New Type Gospel Tent the KAUFER CO. CRAWFORD'S SEAFOOD DINNERS For a Delicious Dinner or a Snack Catering to the family COCKTAILS In the Coral Room Banquet Facilities Ample Parking LUAU BARBECUE RESTAURANT Resolutions Stress Equality Social equality was stressed throughout the five resolutions passed at the recent West Coast Franciscan Third Order Con- vention held at the University of Portland. The first resolution empha- sized the spreading of the prin- ciples expressed in Pope John's encyclicals "Mater et Magis- tra" and "Pacem in Terris.' Other resolutions included: condemning every violation of human rights as a crime against the whole human race; recognizing the problems of our day as due to the loss of a true vision of Man; a support and participation in the restor- ation of liturgical life and the encouragement of individual tertiaries who are qualified to enter the field of teaching in both public and private schools. Church Court Volume Details 1953 Cases VATICAN CITY. (Radio, NC) --The Sacred Roman Rata, court of appeal for the Univer- sal Church, has resumed publi- cation of collections of its deci- sions of 10 years earlier. The new volume, available to the public, details 126 of the 178 judgments handed down by the Roman Rata in 1953. In is- suing it, the Rata resumed a practice after a lapse of three years. The dean, or chief judge, of the Rata is now an Amer- i c a n, Pennsylvania - b o r n Msgr. Francis J. Brennan. 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The source said that Pope Paul sent a message to Presi- dent Ngo dinh Diem expressing hope for the return of harmony in South Vietnam where Buddh- ists have been waging a cam- paign against what they call a lack of religious equality and expression of their rights. The Pope's message was re- layed through Archbishop Salve- tore Asta, Apostolic Delegate to Indochina. Several messages of thanks have come to the Pope from Buddhists for his peace-making efforts in South Vietnam. 4th at STEWART MA 2-4173 also.. Spokane Tacoma Portland first in catholic su ACRES OF CLAMS AND CLAM DIGGER ROOM UNPARALLELED FOR GOOD FOOD & ATMOSPHERE FOOT O' MADISON STREET LA. 2-5100 PIER 54 Desirez Vous un Dinner Great.'? TRY OUR PRIME RIB (Sut, eb:) or our STEAK BORDELAISE (Magnifique!) COCKTAILS IN THE CHEZ PAREE ROOM [rDNICE'g 1245-4th So. 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