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"2.-TH E PROGRESS ":'I JL Friday, Auusi" 2, 1963 i:i:::i:!:!i::!:: SU Middle East Tour Pauses Before Pyramids THE 30 MEMBERS of Seattle University's Middle East "was a visit to an Arab refugee camp near Beirut. Those Study Tour pose with their camel drivers before a sphinx and pyramid in Egypt. The Rev. Webster Patterson, S.J,, t6ur leader, reports the group has visited many high govern. :mnt and university officials ia Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, J6rdan and Israel. "Outstanding I think," Father wrote, people have literally nothing. The Holy See has spent Over twenty million dollars to help them, but I am convinced that the plight of these poor people is neither known nor under- stood by 95 per cent of American Catholics." The Pontifi- cal Mission for Palestine directs aid given the refugees. c iv.. ,ig,., New, Almost Turns Sour By Fred CordOva News drums beat again across the land to bandy CURSILLOS RUN 22 COURSES--Santo Do- mlngo, Dominican Republic, July 31 (NC)--The Cur- Sillos de Cristiandad movement has organized 22 short courses on Christian teachings here for 700 men and women, according to Santo Domingo's Catholic weekly Fides. Archbishop Octavio Beras: of Santo Domingo and Archbishop Emanuele Clarizio:Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, sponsored the start of the movement in the Dominican Republic in 1962. A secretariat for the cursi.llos was set up last Fbruary. NEW BUILDING FOR ECUMENICAL CENTER MYLLYJARVI, Finland, July 31 (NC) -- A church and rectory will be built at the ecumenical center here that was shifted from Rekola, where it was founded in 1950 by Rev. Robert de Caluwe of the Russian College in Rome. Working on the new center at Myllyjarvi, lo- cated about 15 miles from Helsinki, are Catholic Young Workers from Holland and theological stu- dents from Austria and Belgium. Father Caluwe saki the church will be decorated in Byzantine style. TO ADAPT TRIBAL LANGUAGE TO CHURCH USE -- DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanganyika, July 29 (NC) ?-- Catholic missionaries here preaching the Gospel , in the Swahili language may find the going a bit easier in the near future. : The Tanganyika Catholic Secretariat has an- anounced it will be aided by Dutch-born Jan Knap- pert, an authori,ty on Swahili, in trying to bring uni- : fortuity into the ue of ecclesiastical expressions in '- the tongue. ; When the missionaries started to preach the  Gospel in Swahili, new expressions had to be , coined for such words as pontifical high mass, : abbot and confessional, since the natives did not know what these were. ISLAND ABBEY GETS PHONE-- ISLE OF CALDY, England, July 31 (NC)  The Cistercian :' monks of this one-square-mile island off the south- ern coast of Wales are getting their first telephone. Up till now, calls for the Abbey of Our Lady and St. Samson went to the island's post office which relayed the messages. A number of business fh'ms , call the abbey to order perfume which the monks make and sell. ., * * * ! SIGN PACT ON CHURCH IN IRAN -- Vatican : City, July 30 (Radio, NC)--Italy's Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs and the Apostolic Nuncio to Italy have signed an agreement giving the Holy See the use of a church in Teheran, Iran. The church in Iran's capital is the property of the Italian government. Under Secretary Ferdinando Storchi and Arch- bishop ' Carlo Grano signed the agreement which lets the Holy See use the church for a parish and a pro- cathedral for Iran's Latin Rite Archdiocese of Ispahan, % Highest Rate of Bank Interest Your savings at Prudential Mutual earn 4% per annum the highest rate of bank interest in the state--compounded and paid quarterly. And remember . . . savings deposited at Prudential Mutual by the 12th of the month will earn interest from the 1st. Prudential Mutual Savings Bank *'At te /rtendly arn#r o/Third amt $#ring" Ptnt MA .JJ00 Free arkiag Free postage both ways on mail deposits Member .D.LC. the virtues of Seattle. Fortunately for all of us, the news is solely about Seafair--a 10-day maritime frolic when every one gets together for a whale of a time. There are city-wide celebra- tions and district ones, too, like the Japanese Ben 0dori, the Fiesta Fitipina, the Negro Mardi Gras and the Chinese Community Night. Internation- al flavor, Seafair tub-thumpers call it. We like it that way. And it seems that the route for the Seattle Human Rights CommiSsion has finally taken on a peaceful course. It wasn't almost that way last week when a near riot nearly broke out in the august City Council chambers in protests to two Negroes only being named commissioners. Fortunately for all of us, THAT did not get into the national news. And even more fortunate was the way local civil rights leaders regained leadership of demonstrators, who, if they had heeded the call of their emotions rather than intelligence, would have sent their battle for racial equal- ity into a bitter defeat. A more peaceful show of strength developed after the July 25 outburst in City Hall. The Congress of Racial Equal- ity Sunday sponsored "Opera- are offered for sale any- where. Thus ends Round On6 of "Operation Windowshop." Meanwhile the 12 members of the Seattle Human Rights Commission have been meeting this week to draft the pro- posed Open Housing Ordin- ance. The task must be don within 30 days and it looks as if the commissioners will beat the deadline. After the ordinance draft come further investigations, re. medial action, public education. As to public education, cele. brated singer Harry Belafonte remarked during his Seattle ap- pearance here in a press inter- view: " "  "I really don't want your house and I don't want your daughter. But I must honest- ! use every means at my disposal to get the wax out, ef your ears." We hope the commission doesn't have to go that far. Clergy Fight 'Panic ' Selling tion Windowshop" in which Of Homes members of minority races had been encouraged to visit sale and rental properties in the Greater Seattle area and out. side of the central district. It was like a game of chess. Most real estate offices de- cided to close shop Sunday. They were on the losing end, business-wise. So were the two daily newspapers which pub- lished thinner classified adver- tising sections with but too few homes-for-sale ads if any. CORE plans to sponsor a two-day shopping trip this Saturday and Sunday. Count- ered Seattle Real Estate Board executive vice presi- dent Orville B. Robertson, Seattle area real estate offi- ces will, in general, remain open during any future "Operation Windowshop" pe- riods. The offices, said Robertson, will be open to white and Negro prospects although, he added, the seller shall have the final right as to showing of his property by a designated agent. There is no argument there. At first impression, "Oper- ation Windowshop" seemed as if civil rights proponents were twisting the dagger in the wound of a startled citizenry. The operation, according to Mrs. Edward Singler of CORE, served its purpose if non- whites had learned that they could look beyond their usual neighborhoods for future hous- ing. The core of CORE'S opera- tion is not to convince Negroes that realty agents should sell homes outside the eentral 'district to Negroes. Rather, the main object is to convince Negroes that they do have the right to "shop" for houses that KEN PERSING DUG DYCKMAN WASHINGTON, July 30 (NC) --Twenty-four clergymen ap- pealed here for homeowners to resist pressure tactics by real estate dealers who try to cause "panic" selling of homes be. cause of racial integration. In a joint statement to resi. dents of northwest Washington, the clergymen said, "as your neighbors we urge you to hold onto your property." Signers included Msgr. John J. Coady, pastor of the Church of the Nativity. Others were heads, of area Protestant and Orthodox churches and Jewish synagogues. The clergymen were critical of pressures they said were be- ing exerted by real estate com- panies on their neighborhood as Negroes moved in. They said real estate firms have sent a barrage of post cards and let- ters and followed these up with telephone calls and personal visit to whites offering quick cash purchases for houses. '!They imply," said the clergy- men; ',that the neighborhood is depreciating b e e a u s e some Negroes have purchased homes in it and that if you don't sell in a hurry, you'll lose your investment. "This is not true. The peo- ple who keep their homes are the ones who are less likely to lose money. When a num. her of homes are offered for sale in the neighborhood, the pricegoes down because the market is flooded. Also, a cash sale frequently nets less to the seller than a financed sale." The clergy's statement is sponsored by Neighbors, Inc., a biracial, nonsectarian citizens' group fighting to maintain a stable, integrated area in north- west Washington. ii iii i DOUG DYCKMAN, JR. JOHN TOYNBEE Northwestern Ineuraneo Sorvleo PROFESSIONAL BUILDING, 705 S. 9th ST., TACOMA $ MArket 7-7183 Fire, Auto, Personal and Public Liability, Plata Glass, Burglary, inland Marine, Ocean Marine, Surety Bonds Representing America's Finest Mutual end Stock Companies including Lloyds. At Subcommittee Meeting: Church's Interracial Work Cited WASHINGTON, July 25 (NC)The Catholic Church in the U.S. has achieved almost totai pattern of intergration, a priest told a house judiciary sub- committee. Rev. John F. Cronin, S.S., in response to a ques- tion from the subcommittee's chairman, Rap. Emanuel Cellar of New York, said: "Our pattern is almost total integration, except for scattered areas in Alabama, northern Louisiana and Mississippi." The assistant director of the Social Action Department, National Catholic Welfare Conference, was one of three clergy- men who presented a ioint statement to the subcommittee in behalf of three major agencies of the Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox, and Jewish faiths. The statement backed the administration's civil rights program and said that churches and synagogues are united in their determination to bring about equal opportunity for all people in this country regardless of race. It was read to the subcommittee July 24 by Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, chief executive officer of the United Presbyterian Church and vice chairman of the National Council of Churches' Commission on Religion and Race. The following day, July 25, the statement was read to the Senate Committee on Commerce by Father Cronin, and to the Senate subcommittee on employment and manpower by Rabbi Irwin M. Blake, chairman of the Social Action Commission, Synagogue Council of America. Rep. Celler asked shortly after Dr. Blake began reading his statement if discrimination exists in Baptist, Presbyterian, Meth- odist and Episcopalian congregations n the South. Dr. Blake replied: "All of us share in the discrimination . . About 15 per cent (of the congregations) are desegragated on Sunday morning." He also said: "We came here not lecturing Congress, but confessing that none have done the job we ought to do." Says Efforts Now Active Dr. Blake said that in the past six months the effort for racial justice has moved "from passive resolutions to action," and that whites, instead of Negros only, are taking action to combat discrimination. He stressed that the racial problem is not sectional but national in scope, and a key way to resolve it is to establish "mediation between the white and Negro community." Rabbi Blank told the subcommittee that the number of "Negro Jews is very small," and that he has never known of a congregation that refused to admit a Negro Jew. William Foley, a counsel for the judiciary subcommittee, said a section of the administration's civil rights bill might bring in the Church-State issue. He referred to the section which would give the U.S. Attor- new General authority to institute suits on behalf of race discrimination victims in the public school and public accommo- dations areas. Questions Religious Aspect Foley said to Father Cronin: Suppose you have a Catholic school problem and it becomes a community problem. If nego- tiations fail and the Attorney General takes action, "could it not be said the government is giving support to religion?" Father Cronin replied that the situation could be compared to a strike by cemetery workers. "We are not concerned here with religious belief as such," he said, "but with a civil disturbance arising from a religious situation." "Generally speaking," he added, "the law protects the gen- eral rights of citizens and of church bodies." After Father Cronin read the joint statement to the Senate They are for Justice 'Now' THE SOCIAL ACTION and racial action departments of three major Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox, and Jewish agencies presented a joint statement to the House Judiciary subcommittee on civil rights law. They are, left to right: Rabbi Irwin M. Blank, New York, the Synagogue Council of America; Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U. S., and Ray. John F. Cronin, S. S., assistant director of the social action depart. ment, N. C. W. C. Commerce Committee, Sen. Norris Cotton of New Hampshire said: "The presentation from the moral and spiritual viewpoint is' absolutely unanswerable. I can't imagine how any member Of this committee could possibly fail to agree with you completely that it is a reproach and disgrace to the republic that there should be discrimination because of race, color or national origin." Earlier, Sen. J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, also a member of the committee, said he had no questions to ask in regard to the clergymen's statement. Public or Private Sen. Cotton asked Father Cronin how he would distinguish whether a facility is public or private. "I do feel that when a person offers facilities for public use, this becomes a matter of public life," Father Cronin said. He also said that "once a facility is open to the public the government has the right to insist that it be open to all of the public without discrimination." Sen. Philip A. Hart of Michigan said: "Father Cronin, I will send to Governor Wallace (of Alabama) a printed copy of your testimony with my compliments." After Rabbi Blank read the joint statement to the Senate subcommittee, Sen. Joseph S. Clark of Pennsylvania, the chair- man, said: "This united front is bound to have an important impact on the thinking of the subcommittee and, I hope, on Congress." He also said that "the moral issue of the (racial) problem needs to be stressed." For Missions RUFINO CARDINAL S A N T O S, above, Arch- bishop of Manila, believes that the ecumenical council will bring untold benefits to the vast mission territories of Asia and the Pacific. In an interview with a corre- spondent of the N.C.W.C. News Service he declared that "the council is devoting considerable attention to the exp.ansion, promotion and maintenance of the mis- sions." There is a possibili- ty of ordaining specially trained laymen as deacons to help in the mission fields, he said. New York Court Bans 'Fanny Hill' NEW YORK, July 30 (NC)-- The New York Supreme Court has ruled that the book "Mem- oirs of a Woman of Pleasure," better known as "Fanny Hill," is obscene and may not be sold or distributed in New York State. Justice Charles Marks ruled July 24 that the book, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, is "patently offensive and utterly without any social value." The court granted an in- iunetion barring its sale or distribution in the state. The injunction had been sought by New York City Corporation Counsel Leo A. Larkin and the district attorneys of the five New York counties. The book was written by John Cleland and issued in London in 1749. Justice Marks referred to the fact that G. P. Putnam's Sons had submitted testimonials for Report Claiming Church Anti-Buddhist Cha llenged (Continued from Page 1) brought to the Catholic Church." The Rev. Harrington is secretary of the Ministers' Vietnam Committee, a U. S. group which in June purchas- ed full-page newspaper ads protesting the Diem govern- ment's attitude toward Budd- hists as well as U. S. govern- ment support of Diem. The ad, signed by several Protestant and Jewish leaders, featured a photograph of the flaming death of the Buddhist monk, Quang Duc. It protested, among other things, "the loss of American lives and billions of dollars to bolster a regime universally regarded as unjust, undemocratic, and unstable," as well as "the fiction that this is 'fighting for freedom.' " The advertisement asked for contributions to be sent to the Rev. Harrington as secretary of the Ministers' Vietnam Com- mittee. Statements Challenged In his letter to the Times, written from Saigon, Father O'Connor challenged a number of statements contained in the news story on the Ray. Har- rington's sermon. These in- clude: -The statement that most government officials and army officers in South Viemam are Catholics. Father O'Connor said he knows of no overall relig- ious census of government of- ficials and army officers. However, among the upper echelons, he said, five of 17 cabinet ministers are Cath- olics, along with three of 19 generals and four of 14 officers commanding special branches. --The statement that the only two universities in South Viet- nam are Catholic-controlled. Father O'Connor said Vietnam has three universities,, two of which are state institutions con- trolled by the Minister of Ed- In addition, he said that ac- cording to the Ministry of De- fense no Buddhist monk ever offered to serve as a military chaplain until a demand for chaplaincies was made recent- ly by the Buddhist Association. He said this demand is "re- garded as a maneuver in the current dispute." Father O'Connor said a Budd- hist spokesman has stated that Buddhists do not want their chaplains to serve in the same way as Catholic and Protestant chaplains. Instead, the Budd- hists would wear a different uniform and would not ac- company troops to the front lines. "It is not surprising that t h e government hesitates about accepting chaplains on these terms," he commented. --The statement t h at the Vatican flag has been flown on Catholic holidays while the Buddhist flag has been ban- same time and in the same way" as to the Buddhist flag. "Bishops issued instructions that the ban was to be observ- ed," he said. Father O'Connor said it would be " a shallow and hurtful fallacy" to attribute the South Vietnamese govern- ment's attitude toward Budd- hists to the fact that Presi- dent Diem and his family are Catholics. Father O'Connor also called attention to a June 16 pastoral letter by Archbishop Paul Nguyen van Binh of Saigon in which the Archbishop said the church is not responsible for actions of the government. Quoted St. John The pastoral quoted Pope John and declared that "every human being has the right to honor God according to the dictates of an upright con- science and to profess his re- ligion privately and publicly." ned. Father O'Connor said the ..u ban on flag-flyirg was applied to the Vatican flag "at the ST. JOSEPH ORATORY 9 DAY PILGRIMAGE & TOUR from Chicago (Escorted) to OUR LADY OF THE CAPE ST. ANNE DE BEAUPRE ST. JOSEPH ORATORY Province of Quebec, Canada From Chicago via Air Conditioned Bus Also included in the above tour of: Ottawa. Montreifl, Qoebee City, and Detroit. Boston. New York & Wash. lngton. D.C. Dalai of Departure: June thr OCt. '63 .... ?:: ";%6:':, EVERY MONTH IS SANDWICH MONTH WHEN THEY'RE MADE ucation, who is a non-Christian. - ......................... Father O'Connor said the AVE MARIATOURS rector of the state university well balanced pilgrimages to Fatima-- in Saigon is a non -Christian Lourdes -- Rome -- Padre Pio -- the Holy Land and Mexico. and the rector of the State Ask for free folder on the sneela] university in Hue is "a dis- Budget tour and Mediterranean Crulae five weeks, all lnel,, only $489.00. tinguished priest-Scholar." He ........................... Weekend pilgrimage tours to Our said the sole Catholic univer- Lady of the Snows, aellevllle, Illinois. sity is the University of Dalat, Eo.on,y pilgrirnage tours to 0ur LV el Guadalupe, Mexlce g Caflf0rn| "a small private institution, .......................... Wrlie for brochure for complete de- the book from various literary founded by Catholics with Cath- ta,s to: figures. But. he said, in decid- olic money." ST. JUDE & ST. ANTHONY ing the question of obscenity --The statement that CaSh- PILGRIMAGES & TOURS "the opinions of authors and olic army chaplains were pro- 1825 W. Belmont Ave.. Chlcego 15, Ill. critics no matter bow distin- vided for the South Vietnamese guished they may be cannot be armed forces while Buddhist w,ma substituted for those of the ones were not. 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