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2--THE PROGRESS Fr;day, March 9, 1962 -, r , SALUTES CATHOLICS FOR PLANNING PUB- LIC SHELTER m Midwest City, Okla., March 5 (NC)--Catholics of this community are saluted in a proclamation by Mayor Orin A. Kimball for their foresight Ln planning a fallout shelter which would be available to the general public. The mayor's proclamation designated March 3 as "St. Philip Neri Appreciation Day," calling at- tention to the "display of unity and community service" of St. Philip Neff church and school. The proclamation cited Catholics here for launching "a program to build a cafeteria.., to con- form with the standards of public fallout shelters" and making "this shelter available to the general public." - r CALVINISTS LEADER OFF FOR ROME---Prest- wick, Scotlard, March 5 (NC)--The chief officer of Scotland's Presbyterian Church left here for visits to the Holy Land and to Rome--where he is expected to have an audience with His Holiness Pope John XXIII. The Rt. Rev. Archibald C. Craig, moderator of Church of Scotland, flew from PreStwick Airport March 5. He is due in Rome from the Holy Land March 21 to preach at the centenary celebration of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church there. There is still diehard opposition to a visit with Pope John on the part of some Scottish Calvinists. r r r FARMER WHIPS PRIEST -- Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia, March 6 (NC)--A priest was whipped by a farmer near here while on a routine visit to African Catholics working on his farm. Father A. Pirog, S.J., visited the farm house to get permission from the farmer to see his employees. The farmer was out and his wife told Father Pirog to wait. When the farmer returned, the priest was with some of the farm workers. Father Pirog introduced himself. "I am a Cath- olic priest. I have come here to visit my people," he said. The farmer raised his whip and struck Father Pirog several times, saying: "I am beating you be- cause you are a Catholic priest. Now get out." ASKS STEPPED-UP MISSION EFFORTS -- Iba- dan, Nigeria, March 5 (NC)--The Premier of West- ern Nigeria, Chief S.L. Akintola, has called on mis- sionaries to intensify their campaign to spread Chriz- tianity in order to help rebuild the world. The Premier said that current events in Africa prove that while Africans can do without imperialism, they cannot do without God and His Grace. He added that freedom without God is chaos and that sovereignty devoid of brotherly live is anarchy. Chief Akintola, a Baptist, spoke at the opening of a new Baptist bookstore and chapel here in Ibadan, capLtal of the Western Nigeria Region. QUITS EDITORSHIP OF CATHOLIC HERALD-- London, March 5 (NC) -- Count Michael de la Bedoyere announced his resignation as editor of the nationally circulated Catholic Herald, a post he has held for 28 years. His successor is Desmond Fisher, chief London correspondent for the "Irish Press" group of news- papers. Bedoyere, an Oxford graduate and the grand- son of an Anglican bishop, will continue as a con- tributor to the Catholic Herald. Fisher, the new editor, is from Derry, Northern Ireland, and is a graduate of University College, Dublin. He has traveled extensively in the U.S. He covered the 1960 "presidential electbn campaign there, and more recently has covered the Congo. r r r BOYS FETE LEPERS--Kagoshima, Japan, March 6 (NC) Boys of the La Salle High School here enter- tained the patients of the Kanoya Leprosarium. First they presented a stage play. After an inter- mission, in which the Brothers, lay teachers and boys mingled among the lepers dispensing refreshments, the La Salle harmonica band gave a concert. r 9r POSTERS USED AGAINST SMUT--Manchester, N.H., March 6 (NC)--Posters are being prepared for Manchester newsstand operators who cooperate with the Mayor's Committee for Good Literature, it has been announced by Mayor John C. Mongan. He recently launched a drive to eliminate ob|ec- tionable reading material here. The Mayor said the posters would show that the magazine dealers who display them are ading in the crusade to remove all undesirable literature from newsstands in the community. Nun Elected FOR To Honor Group LENTEN ST 30SEPH, Minn.--Sister Helen Kohler, O.S.B., of St. TREATS Vlacid's Priory in Olympia, is one of seven seniors at the Col. * ........  lege of St. Benedict here g/  elected for membership in the l :i "i! i"  Omega Chapter of Delta Epsil. !i!i-:!! society for Catholic colleges :: :,' and universities. Sis'ter Helen, a music major, Ask For is a graduate of Aquinas High School, Tacoma. She has a SUNNY four-year 2.42 average based on a 3.0 system. She is the daughter of Mrs. D. W. Kohler JiM of Tacoma. AT ALL BETTER GROCERY STORES GIFTS For All Occasions Catbohc ii i i AND CHURCH GOODS, Inc. -CeHkolic 8Dot Sellers- 607-609 UNION ST., SEATTLE MU. 2-19S9 Foster Parents Testimonial Dinner THE GRAND BALLROOM of the Olympic Hotel was A. Connolly. Parents who have participated in the program filled Tuesday night to honor foster parents at the 12th one, five and ten years were given awards. In the top pic- Annual Foster Parent Testimonial Dinner sponsored by the ture, the ten-year winners are pictured with the Archbishop. Catholic Children's Services and the Assembly Club under They are (left to right) Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Flor, Mrs. the patronage of the Most Reverend Archbishop Thomas Leon Eichstaedt and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Van Well. 43 Foster Parents Given Awards Forty-three couples received medallions from the Most Rev- erend Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly for their work as fos- ter parents at the 12th annual Foster Parents Dinner Tues- day night at the Olympic Hotel. Those receiving awards for ten years of service were: Mr. and Mrs. Leon Eichstaedt, Mrs. Anna Bibby, Mr. and Mrs. Vin- cent Flor and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Van Well. Five year awards went to Messrs. and Mesdames G 1 e n Berg, Juan Floresca , P e d r o Martin, John Murphy, William Nelson, Angel Quintero, J o h n Raffetry, Elmer Rockstad and Milton Woulf. Those receiving one year awards were Messrs. and Mes- dames Gerard Barta, Mervin Batlow, Ronald Benoit, William Bons, Thomas Bruneau, Cecil Caley, Ma rvi n Cleveland, Thomas Davy, William Duncan, James Edmundson, Glen Fair- field, Bartolome Felix, Donald Freilinger, R a I p h Hopfauf, Dean Kallas, Thomas Keane, Eugene Laughlin, Douglas Locker, Robert Madkin, Forest Myers, Thomas Oswold Jr., Ian Russ, Nick Santos, Harold Stratton, Joseph Tyo, Richard Vidoni, Ralph Watson, Clay- born Williams, Frank Williams and William Wilson. Anti-Red Crusades Are Called 'Rackets' (Continued from Page 1) ly nonexistent, he said. Charges by some extremist groups that 7,000 ministers--or about three per cent of the total--are Red or sympathizers is "gross distortion" of a list made up of ministers who signed petitions deemed by the accusers to be Red-sponsored, he said. He defended specifically the National Council of Churches, the nation's largest federation of Protestant and Orthodox bodies, calling it "a patriotic and responsible or- ganization." Asked about the claim of Robert Welch, head of the John Birch Society, that about 40 per cent of its membership is Catholic, Father Cronin said no figures are available to dis- pute this. "But," he added, "it does not square wilh the geographic strength of the society. "It is not as active as it would be in Catholic areas if this were true." Groups he specifically classi- fied as extremist, in addition to the Birch Society, were the Cardinal Mindszenty Founda- tion, the Circuit Riders of Cin- cinnati and the Christian Cru. sade of the Rev. Dr. Billy James Hargis of Tulsa, Okla. Of the Mindszenty group, named for the famed Hun- garian patriot who is in the American legation in Buda- pest, he commented that its stated aims are good, but "when it crops up in prac- tice it is a Catholic version of the John Birch Society." "It is not an official organ- ization in any diocese I know." be said. Of another group, the Christ- ian Anti-Communist Crusade operated by Fred Schwarz, Father Cronin said it is "more ambiguous" than the others because half of the speakers at its "schools" are reputable, while the other half are "doubtful." "The Birch Society moves in to capitalize on the ferment it stirs up," he said. Winning CYO Oratory Speeches: Car ,olic Press By Thomas Treben (This year's Archdiocesan CYO repre- sentative to the eighth annual National CYO Oratory Contest at Washington, D.C., April 2L24, is Thomas Trebon, 18, o/ St. Benedict's CYO Etalbo Teen Club. Winner o the Archdiocesan CYO Oratory Con- test's senior division, Thomas is the son o Mr, and Mrs. Bernard A. Trcbon, 1920 N. 49th St. A Seattle Prep senior, he is the CYO north district editor o/ "High Lites" and teen club planning chairman. His trip east is being arranged by the CYO and The Progress.) "gAlE are the Master Race!! If we vY tell a lie loud enough, large enough, and often enough, soon it shall become the truth!" With these portential words, Paul Joseph Goebels in 1939 announced the advent of a cruel, cunning, hateful form of government. Portray- ing the symbol of the twisted cross, brandishing the infamous sword of hatred, led by Adolf Hit- ler, the greatest madman the world has ever known, this mass mind-torturer tried to destroy civilization as we know it, tried to enslave the minds of all mankind. For Nazism--with its bloody crematoriums, its enslaved nations, its animal appetites-- brought before us the frightening realization, that this could happen to us--that we were no longer safe from such cruelty, from such perdition. Here was a society--the German nation, which could claim the finest cultural and scien- tific minds: Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms formed the most beautiful music on its instru- ments; from its laboratories came some of the most far reaching scientific advances. And yet, from this very civilization which lacked nothing that could make man happy came also the rivers of blood at Dachau, came the mutiliated bodies of six million Jews, came the worst horrors and atrocities man could conceive. But the troublesome question still remains --how? How could a state so bind and control the minds of its citizens? How could a government so blot out the truth of its actions, so that it could make injustice seem just, evil seem right. In those very words of Goebels, uttered in a moment of fanatic devotion to a godless cause, we can find the answer: Tell a lie loud enough, large enough, and often enough, soon it shall become the truth. For by using the weapon of the written word--by "retooling" its purpose, Nazism was able to distort the minds of pagan, Christian, and Catholic alike. Here in this picture of human degradation, we realize the tremendous power of the written word--the possible un-controllable wrath of the Public Press. Today, 1962, such a fantastic element of our civilization--this the Public Press--is undeniably essential for us as Americans, But even more important to us as Catho- lics, the ultimate power of the press--of our Catholic press--is even more vital to our way of life, to our purpose for existence. Before His Ascension into heaven, Christ gave us the command: "Go ye therefore and teach all nations.. " What better way of teaching all mankind, than the written word--the veritable truth of God--as found in our Catholic publications? Here within the limits of the Catholic Press do we find the enduring tool to cultivate God's mes- sage of love in the seed bed of men's minds. Yet, you say this challenge is a difficult one. Yes, but no more difficult than charity itself, For charity, the real essence of the Catho- lic Press is as constant now as when that Boy of 12 declared it in the temple two thousand years ago: love of God and love of neighbor: summing up every purpose of our Catholic Press. This, therefore, is, the beauty of the Catholic Press: its tremendous power to do so much good: 1. in the home where the Catholic Press is t constant reminder of our religion; 2. in the state, where the Catholic Press, with its living capacity as a teacher, reminds us of our duty to our neighbor; Right Path By Katherine Waltz (Winner o/ the CYO Oratory Con. test's junior division, Katherine Waltz, 15, is the daughter o Dr. and Mrs. Harold Waltz, 1332 Rucker Ave., Ever- ett. Member o/ Immaculate Conception CYO Teen Club, Katherine is a soph. omore at Everett High School.) ACH day of our life is a day of deci- sion. Each day we are faced with the decision of which path to take the right one or the wrong one. Which one we take will change the entire outlook of our future. But, before we decide we need a guide. This guide must be someone or something we honor, respect, and believe in. One guide to help us choose the right path is the Catholic Press. The Catholic Press is a great organization dedicated to instruct us in the Catholic Way of Life. It is a seeker of the truth and it passes these truths on to us. It not only discusses and interprets world events but it helps us to decide even small things--which movies to see, which books to read. The Catholic Press shows us how other men and women of the world are living a life in grace and it gives us hints as to better our lives. It is a bulwark against Communism and it is quick to point out false statements and false ideas that work against the Catholic Way of Life. The Catholic Press helps to keep us on the correct path toward a good life. On February 20, 1962, Col. John H. Glenn orbited around the earth three times. This was a tremendous victory for the United States in this space age. Colonel Glenn was honored by the President of the United States, by the press, and by the people of the world. One of the requirements for Colonel Glenn's success was an adequate knowledge of certain fundamentals concerning space. Disregarding these fundamentals would lead to catastrophe. As he orbited around the earth Colond Glenn realized that he only knew a fraction of the total amount. Now he and others are busy studying this new information to further their goal. For us to live a good Christian life there are also requirements. We must know Christ and His principles. Most of us feel that we know a great deal but like Colonel Glenn when we begin to reach for our goal we realize that there is still an in- creasing amount to learn. We have gained more scientific knowledge in 10 years than in the past many centuries. It becomes of great importance that we balance this knowledge with the funda. mentals of a good Christian life. Never before was the Catholic Press more necessary. The Catholic Press deals with every phase of life. It is designed to teach every type of in- dividual more about Christ and His principles. It has a message for the young and the old, the healthy and the sick. The Catholic Press is one of our greatest aids. It helps us to get more grace. It helps us to live a better life. It shows us what a good Catholic should be. It portrays to us the evils of Communism. The Catholic Press influences us each day to pick the right path and it helps us to reach our goal-God and Heaven. IIIl$11111111ffllIfl lift Illllll?lltlllt]llllllIIlll JlrlllllllliIiiiiiitliilllntllllrllIiii jillllllliiit]lllll!lfl iIiiiliiilffllii Iffllltlllllllltll(lll{llllllllll| 3. and, finally, in the world, where the con- tinuing power of this written word acts as a model and guide for others to follow to the way, the truth, and the life. May GOd inspire in each and everyone of us that virulent, challenging, aggressive desire to grasp, to cherish, and to support our Catho. lie Press. That we may keep the lie from becoming loud enough, large enough, and heard often enough so that it finally becomes the truth, let us now stand staunchly behind this our only answer. With the Catholic Press as our final key-- our only solution--ponder this question which in the end will determine the destiny of all man- kind: God made man in his own image; shall now in his own image man create his own Godr 'Fallout' Booklet May Dispel Civil Defense Apathy BY J. J. GILBERT WASHINGTON, March 7--It is the hope of of- ficials here that the re- cently published booklet "Fallout Protection" will dispel some of the apathy the general public has shown re- garding the problem of Civil Defense. President Kennedy has in re- cent days issued more than one warning that the United States must protect freedom through. out the world for a long time to come. At the same time, infor- mation has been received here that Soviet Russian propaganda has begun to create still new trouble spots around the globe. Despite the publicized claims of Moscow that it wants p e a c e, there has been no turning away from the Communist objective of world domination. Its booklet on fallout, says the Office of Civil Defense, De- partment of Defense, seeks to "give the American people the facts" about the dangers in- herent in a thermonuclear at- tack, and to show that people can protect themselves against radioactive fallout if such an attack should come. The booklet asserts that "the need for preparation -- for civil defense--is likely to be with us for a long time." It adds that, should a nuclear attack come, "the experience Would be terrible beyond im- agination and description." The booklet says its subject matter presupposes "a catas- trophe which can be made un- likely by wise and positive poli- cies, pursued with imagination and faith." Still, it continues, "realistic preparation for what might happen is far more useful than blindness," and "there is much that can be done to as- sure that it would not mean the end of the life of our Nation." It is thought that some of the lethargy shown by people where Civil Defense measures are con- cerned has stemmed from a sort of fatalistic attitude that nothing could be done about it, if a thermonuclear a t t a c k should come. The booklet sets down things that can be done. It says in a major attack of that they contain fallout parti- cles; fallout particles can be kept off of food and out of water; exposed food that may have particles on it can be made safe by washing, brushinl or peeling; fallout particles carl be removed from water supplies by sedimentation or filtering;. people with fallout particles on their bodies or clothing prob- ably would not carry enough to endanger other people, but they should wash themselves for their own protection. It also stated that early fallout--the most dangerous-- would consist of radioactive particles about the size of table salt or fine sand, and probably could be seen. Most radioactive elements in fall- out decay rapidly, losing their power to harm. The air would be contam7 ated only to the extent that contained fallout particles. The most dangerous fallout particles --early fallout--would reach the earth during the first day fol- lowing an attack, and their mere passage through the air would not contaminate the air. People in underground shel- ters could keep fallout parti- cles out by having a simple hood over the air-intake pipe. St. Patrick's Academy, in the heart of downtown WashingtOn, has been announced as the first school of any kind in this area to make provision for a fallout shelter. Its basement is being equipped and stocked to provide a refuge for its teachers pupils. In an emergency siders would be admitted to th extent space permitted. Sr. Monica Invited To Science Meet I WINLOCK-- Sister Monica O.S.F., head of St. Mary Acad. emy science department, has been invited to participate in been invited to participate in the .10th An. nual National convention of the Nationa Science ers Association being held in this sort upon our country "mil- : ...................... San Francisco lions of people would be killed," : :: today through but an effective program of ::::::i:::i March 14. civil defense "could save the lives of millions who would not otherwise survive." The publication is concerned with protection against "fall- out," the nuclear radiation to which a person might be ex- posed even some dista/ace from the ground point above which a nuclear bomb had exploded. Among the reassuring things it says are these: Radiation sickness is neither contagious nor infectious; fall- out radiation cannot make any- thing radioactive; food and water that have been exposed to fallout radiation are con- taminated only to the extent SISTER Sister w i 1 I MONICA demonstrate and speak on "Teacher-Stu- dent Research Participation An Ideal Teaching Situation." Her exhibit will cover the work on the mosquito species "Aedes Aegypti" that she and her students have conducted for the past two years. The experiments include those in the field of radiation cur- rently being investigated at St. Mary's. The research projec was made possible by a grant to Sister Monica by the N.S.T.A. under the Future Scientists of America Grant Foundation in 1960. Presiden's Views Disputed: Wall Street Journal Hits School Aid Stand NEW YORK, Mar. 5 (NC)  The Wall Street Journal has challenged President Kennedy's stand that Federal aid to church schools is unconstitutional. In holding that the Constitution forbids such aid, the news- paper said in an editorial that the President is reading into the Constitution "a hidden meaning." The Journal said the only clear prohibition of the Consti- tution is against "the setting up of a State Church or the cen- tering upon one church of special favors denied to another," "In case after case, in both Federal and state courts, it has been held that there can be no discrimination against religious schools any more than any discrimination for them," the news- paper said. New York' Catholic Popul, ation Increased NEW YORK (NC)--Catholic population of the New Y o r k metropolitan area was fixed at 6,525,516, an increase of nearly 200,000 within a year, according to the 28th annual Metropolitan C a t h o 1 i c Tele- phone Guide. The publication, a directory and buyers' guide, is published by the Catholic News, New York archdiocesan newspaper. For the UNUSUAL IN GIFTS... 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