The Belgian underground newspaper, La Libre Belgique, publishes the followhip details on the subject of the arrest of Mgr Van Waeyenbergh, Rector Magnificus of Loueain University:
" It was already known to us that the students of the University of Louvain had refused in a body to report, to the labour offices for compulsory-T:1hour: that the Germans. faced with this ettitude, had demanded lists of the names and addreeees Of students. and the Rector had replied to that demand with a categoric refusal. In order to main their ends the enemy occupiers
ne.eotiated '—they made threats. All their efforts were in vain. Finally the military authorities decided to resort to extreme measures. On June 6. 1941. tfie ' Kreisehef ' (district leader) of Louvain, accomnanied by Gestapo aeents. presented himself at the Rector's stedy and ordered him to hand over the lists. The Rector replied. with dignity, that he maintained his nrevious attitude. that he alone knew where the lists. were to be found. and that he would never hand them over. Therenoon. the Kreischef withdrew. and the Gestapo agents arrested the Rector."
Le Libre Beleiatte adds the following comment: " We do homage to the couraee and dignity of Mgr. Van Waevenbereh ; he has not resorted to specious excuses to make terms with the enemy. He has adonted a clear and decided attitlide and, in order to sustain that attitude. he has not hesitated to nay with his own person. We are sure that his example will not be lost upon others,"