March 17, 1941

K. of C. Hail
Largest Class

Supreme Master of
4th Degree Speaks

    The largest class ever to be inducted into the Omaha Council of the Knights of Columbus was initiated at special ceremonies in the clubrooms at Thirty-third and Harney Streets Sunday.
    Consisting of 61 persons, the class was honored at a banquet at the Fontenelle Sunday night at which Timothy P. Galvin, Hammond, Ind., supreme master of the fourth degree of the order was principal speaker.
    James J. Connelly, grand knight if the Omaha council, presided at the initiation and the banquet.  The largest class was in honor of Francis P. Matthews, supreme knight of the order and a member of the local council.
    "Omaha is honored in being able to give one of its men as national leader of this organization," Connolly said. "It is fitting that this class should be named in his honor."
    Galvin spoke of the purposes and achievements of the Knights of Columbus as a national and international fraternal organization.  He said the organization is cooperating with other groups in promoting a "religious defense program.'
    Other speakers at the dinner were Joseph Meyer, Carroll, Ia., deputy supreme master of the fourth degree; Father Felix, Conception Mo., director of the "Defender of the Faith" radio program which bears his name, and Doctor J.R. Hughs, St. Paul Neb., state deputy.

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