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Development Fund Hits $1,250,000 .._ CHARACTERS Or T,E PASSION _ 10,000 Volunteers 'NAGDALENE' _ Will Begin Sunday """ On General Phase High Court to Hear Arguments in New Censorship Test WASHINGTON, M a r c h 13 (NC) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has tentatively scheduled for the week of March 25 oral arguments in a major new test of anti-obscenity legislation and movie censorship. The high court has set aside one hour for hearing arguments in the appeal of Nico Jacobellis, who as manager of the Heights Arts Theater in Cleveland was fined $2,500 for possessing and exhibiting the French film "The Lovers." Jacobellis is seeking reversal of his conviction on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of communication. Jacobellis was found guilty of violating the Ohio anti-obscenity statute by the Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas June 8, 1960, and was sen- tenced to pay a $500 fine for possessing an obscene film and a $2,000 fine for exhibiting it. His conviction was upheld by the Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals June 21, 1961, and by the Ohio Supreme Court January 17, 1962. The U. S. Supreme Court agreed to con. Headlines and Deadllnes: To Know About Cuba Ask Reds! sider his case last October 8, Jacobellis' attorney is Eph- raim London, a New York lawyer who has been active in a number of previous land- mark cases involving film con- trol laws. Representing the state in the case is Cuyahoga County Pro- secutor John T. Corrigan. The Ohio and American Civil Liberties Unions have entered the case in an amieus curia (friend of the court) capacity and have submitted a brief attacking anti-obscen. ity laws and urging reversal of Jaeobellis' conviction. In its January, 1962, ruling the Ohio Supreme Court de- scribed the movie as "filth for money's sake." Corrigan relies on this assess- ment in his brief to demon- strate that the Ohio courts judged the film to be obscene by standards "in conformity with" those established by the Supreme Court as the legal test for obscenity. He says the movie is guilty of "patent offensiveness" as well as appeal to the "pru- rient interest" of viewers. London in his brief for Jacobellis a s s e r t s that tke movie is not legally obscene. He says the Ohio courts did not judge "The Lovers" as a whole but instead based their judgment on "an isolated se- "quence" occuring in the last reel. This argument refers to the Supreme Court's position that allegedly o b s c e n e material must be judged by its "dom- inant theme" and "taken as a whole." Corrlgan's brief contends, however, that the "domi- nant theme test is not a quality test." To argue other- wise, he says, is like saying "that if a book of 100 pages Vol. 66--No. I e THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST popular paintings of St. Patrick, patron of Ireland, whose feast day March 17 is observed not only in the Emerald Isle but in every corner of the world. The saint, who brought Christianity to the land where he was once a slave, died in 461 at Saul, Downpatrick, County Down. A huge statue honoring him was erected there in 1932. St. Patrick established Ireland's primatial See of Armagh (in what is now Northern Ireland) in 445. Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle .... , rJ,,to, SeaHle, Wash., Friday, March 15,",1963 4:1 T.0 s,lo., Patron of the Gae| A shadow of sadness will mark celebrations of his feast there this year because of the recent death of John Cardinal D'Alton, the 111th successor of St. Patrick :as head of the ancient See. The cardinal inaugurated a national Patrician Year in 1961 to commemorate the 1,500th anniversary of the death of the great patron of the Gaol, whom Pope John XXIII hailed on the occasionas "that giant of the aposto. late." (Religious News Service Photo) By George H. Kramer, Ph.D. It would appear again that we are dependent on news coming out of the Soviet Union to learn what is going on in Cuba. After a week of dead silence about Soviet 'troops leaving the island, late Tuesday papers began revealing that this oper- ation had begun as early as Friday, despite statements by government officials that no pecific information on Soviet troop withdrawals was then available. The news dispatches date- lined Washington appear to have been inspired by a Mos- cow story Tuesday stating that four Soviet ships carrying an undisclosed number of military advisers had departed from Cuba. The'fourth ship, it said, left Sunday. The Moscow newspaper Pravda bluntly told its read- ers that the men had been sent "to help the Cuban comrades fully to master powerful up-to-date Soviet military techniques" to de- fend themselves against "in. trigues of the imperialist ag- gressors." Furthermore, it said that the training period had been suc- cessfully completed and that the Cubans had now taken over. The specialists were The First Annual Archdiocesan Development Fund campaign has reached a pledge and gift total of approximately $1,250,000 it was announced this week by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle. The announcement was made as the campaign prepared to enter the final or general phase of pledge solicitation. This phase will get underway Sunday, March 17. Minimum goal of the current campaign was orig- inally set at $1,500,000. The Archdiocesan Develop- ment Fund has been established to form the finan- "cial base for a long range Archdiocesan construc- tion program to include expansion of St. Edward's Seminary, construction of a series of new high schools and establishment of homes for the aged. This Sunday, March 17, the general phase of the campaign will be inaugurated in every partici- pating parish of the Archdiocese with solemn open- ing ceremonies in the churches including Benedic- tion of the Blessed Sacrament and the blessing of the work- ers by the pastors. After the church service, the workers will go to their school or church auditoriums where they will receive their solicita- tion assignments. Immediately thereafter they will start visit- ing the homes of all parishion- ers enlisting the financial sup- port of all wage earners in this capital effort. Sunday will be known as "Stay at Home Sunday," and all parishioners will be urged by their pastors at the day's Mass- es to be ready to welcome the men working on the campaign. The response to the appeal for workers has been most en- thusiastic it has been report- ed. Some 10,000 workers are expected to be active in the pledge solicitation for the duration of the campaign. Completion of the special gift phase of the campaign was tak- ing place this week. The re- sponse by the laity of the Arch- diocese to the appeal in this phase has been beyond expecta. tions. It was reported that three Catholics out of ten who have been approached have pledged a special gift. The level of giving in the spe- cial gift phase of the campaign ranges down to a pledge of $250 payable over a period of ten months but the average gift to date has been $339, considerably above that figure. More significantly, the one and a quarter of a million dol- lars pledged to date has been done so by approximately five per cent of the Catholics ,of the Archdiocese. During the next few weeks in the general phase every wage- earning Catholic will be given the opportunity to make his or her contribution. So that every- one can do his part, the levels of giving in the general phase have been set in various plans well within the reach of nearly all. g ive' Bish ps Ha Mai ity p found in the special supplement (Continued on Page 5) (Continued on Page 3) | or the catholic Northwest Prng- Bishops' Relief Fund ro ress o ve which is included in this issue of V t I Co I Ca di al F i cj Say tess. dy C n unc, r n r n s s Aids 67 Nee ounfies o e In an Official published By MANFRED WENZEL the liturgy, which won nearly the course of an interview with last December 8, Cardinal NEA Backs Omnibus Aid Measure CHICAGO, March 13 (NC)  The 18th annual National Conference on H i g h e r Education en- dorsed President Kenne- dy's entire school aid bill, re- jecting a Catholic educator's plea that it deal only with col- lege matters. T h e conference, sponsored by the Association for Higher Education, a division of the National Education Association, voted 135 to 118 to back the whole bill, March 6. The administration's proposal would treat four-year colleges and universities equally in ex- tending Federal aid, but it would confine assistance on the junior college and elementary and secondary levels to public schools. Roy. Edward Rooney, S.3., president of the Jesuit Educa- tional Association, New York, offered the unsuccessful pro- posal that the conference con- fine action to the bill's higher education phases. About 1,400 faculty mem- bers, administrators, trustees and other representatives of public and private colleges attended the fuar-day meet- ing. The conference's pa r ant body, the National Education Association, last year played a major role in the death of a bill to aid colleges. The NEA said the meas. ares' e q u a I treatment of public and private colleges imperilled Church-State sep- aration because charch.re. lated colleges could have ap- plied for outright grants to help finance construction of academic facilities. This year, the NEA has backed Federal assistance to colleges, as part of a general program which includes aid to public grade and high schools. on Page 3 of today's Progress the Most Rev- erend Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly asks the clergy and laity of the Archdiocese to be generous in their response to the armual Bishops' Relief Fund which will be conducted throughout the nation Laetare Sunday, March 24. Talked to Bishops Archbishop ConnoUy recalled how graphically the American Bishops learned what their work was accomplishing during the Ecumenical Council when they Could talk personally to Bishops whose countries (there were 67 countries last year) the Relief Fund has aided. The Archbishop cited the re- cent letter of Pope John XXIII to the'Bishops of the United Novena For Vocations Is Scheduled The annual Archdiocesan No- vena for Vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life will be held Sunday, March 17, through Monday, March 25, in all churches, chapels and schools of the Archdiocese. A novena prayer, published in the Official on Page Three of today's edition, will replace dur- ing the novena dates the cus- tomary Prayer for Vocations said daily during March. An indulgence of seven years can he gained in the recitation of the novena prayer. HUNGER was his daily lot . . you helped ease the burden. States in which the Holy Fa- ther said "We feel sure that your appeal this year to your faithful flocks will be made in a renewed personal conviction that the sacrifices of the past were made in a cause that is worthy and deserving and still vital." Largest Voluntary U.S. Agency This conviction, Archbishop Connolly stated "has made the Catholic Bishops' Relief Service one of the largest American voluntary overseas agencies registered with the United States government." The Relief Fund is the princi- pal source of financing Catholic Relief Services--National Catho- lic Welfare Conference, which conducts a world-wide program of relief for the hungry and homeless distributed solely on the basis of need COLOGNE, March 11 (NC) -- The "moderate progressive" bishops of the world are such a majority that they will probably have the two-thirds vote necessary to put reform legislation through the Second Vatican Council, Joseph Card- inal Frings said here. The Archbishop of Cologne, himself one of the key leaders of the general council, said the close unity the bishops have in outlook became clear with the council's conclusive vote on the preface and first chapter of the statement on I In Today'Sa Pro.ress . . . FIRST SECTION First U.S. Citizen to be Beatified ................... 2 Fear of "Absolutist" Approach in Council Proved Needless ........... 3 'Must Be Experienced' (Editorial) ................. 4 Those Dreadful Valois Kings.. 5 YLI Breakfast This Sunday... 6 First Seattle Jesuit Marks Diamond Jubilee ........... 7 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Slate Banquet ............. 10 SECOND SECTION First Annual Archdiocesan De- velopment Fund . . . Special 24-page Tabloid Supplement. New Chapel for Tomorrow's Priests t New High Schools for To- morrow's Lay Leaders @ New Homes for Those Who "Made Tomorrow Possible unanimous approval. But the real importance of the council's first session does not lie in its decisions, said Cardinal Frings. It is the fact, rather, that the c o II ege of bishops from all over the world found such unity among them- selves and in community with the Pope. He said the council has given the bishops a new awareness of the responsibil- ity they bear the whole Church as successors of the Apostles. Cardinal Frings, chairman of the German Bishops' Confer- once, revealed some of his impressions of the council in N.C.W.C. News Service. The 76-year-old churchman did not speak of his work as one of the 10 presiding officers of the council. Nor did he refer to the key role he played in helping a s s u r e freedom of choice to the council Fathers in electing members of the 10 consiliar commissions. It was he who seconded the motion of Aehille Card- inal Lieaart, Bishop of Lille, France, calling for a delay in the voting to allow for full consideration of the possible choices. As a result, the coun- cil recessed for three days. Following the adjournment of the council's first session Frings went to Vienna for an operation on his right eye in an effort to stem his increasing blindness. The operation had "moderate success," and the Cardinal is expected to under- go surgery on his left eye this spring. Council Was Experience For All In the interview in the epis. copal residence here, the square-jawed prelate with a ready smile said the experience of the council was on extra- ordinary one for all who wit- nessed its proceedings. "This was because of "the (Continued on Page 3) Capital Churchmen Score Public Welfare Failings WASHINGTON, March 12 (NC) -- Inadequacies in the District of Colum- bia's public welfare pro- gram were termed a "tragic blot" on the nation's capital in a joint statement by eight Catholic, Protestant and Jewish churchmen. The churchmen's statement deplored the fact "that our community has not seen fit to provide adequately for the ful- fillment of the responsibility of government to the public wel- fare." "To be miserly or sub- minimal in providing funds for the welfare program of our city is to serve poorly the cause of freedom und progress in our society," they said. The joint statement was signed by Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle of Washington; Episcopal Bishop William F. Creighton; Methodist Bishop John Wesley Lord; Rabbi Lewis A. Weintraub, president of the Washington Board of Rabbis; Rabbi Norman Ger- stenfeld of the Washington Hebrew Congregation; Rev. George M. Docherty, pastor of the New York Avenue Pres- byterian church; Rev. Earl L. Harrison, pastor of Shiloh Bap- tist church; and Rev. David Colwell, pastor of the First Congregational church. .The churchmen condemned an attitude toward the poor which insists on "denouncing them and applauding every effort to punish and humili. ate." They said such an attitude is contrary to belief in man's dignity as a creature of God and stressed that welfare pro- grams, public or private, "must endeavor to impart to those whom it serves a sense of dig- nity and self-reSpect." Declaring that"public wel- fare is everybody's concern," the churchmen described as "essential" a "sound and ade- quately supported" public wel. fare program for the nation's capital. Progress' Second Section Tells Needs And Objectives of First Annual Archdiocesan Development Fund Campaign