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OF THIS big banner, spelling out in gigantic letters "Arch- diocesan Union of Seattle, Washington, will be among others in the eighth quadrennial convention of the Holy Name Men of North America August 21-25 in Buffalo, N. Y. Proud of the handiwork is Holy Name archdiocesan president Jerry Oaksmith (foreground) of Seattle. Holding ttp the banner are archdiocesan convention delegates (from left) Joe Fahey of Seattle, Roy. Alcuin Lawrence, O.S.B., of Port Angeles, Tim Sullivan, Ralph Coffey, Roy. Cornel- ius Snyder, O.F.M., Archdiocesan spiritual director, and Joseph J. Wilson, all of Seattle. Two other delegates are John Bowman of Kent and Leo Gilman of Tacoma. eFr. Aicuin Wins Na'! Holy Name Award The Rev. Alcuin Law- senting Annunciation District; Some 50,000 alone are ex- rence, O.S.B., pastor of Queen of Angels Parish in Port Angeles, will be the first recipient of the Holy Name Society's new national medal, the Medallion C i r c 1 e Award. Presentation will be made the former archdiocesan spiritual director at the eighth quadrennial convention of the Holy Name Men of North America, scheduled Wednes- day through Sunday, August 21-25, in Buffalo, N.Y. The award will be presented annually to former diocesan spiritual directors, who serving notably in that capacity have continued to further the Holy Name within their respective regions. The award marks the third national medal going to per- sons in the Archdiocese. Joseph J. Wilson in 1958 re- ceived the Vercelli Medal as the outstanding Holy Name man in the United States. The Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seat- tie, last September was given the national Shield of Blessed Gregory X--Crusader, present- ed to members of the hierarchy exceptionally promoting t h e Holy Name within their dio- ceses. More than I00,000 Holy Name men from the U.S. and Canada will be in attendance at the convention. Eight delegates will represent the Archdiocese with three of them scheduled as convention panel speakers. Heading the delegation will be Rev. Cornelius Snyder, O.F.M., pastor of St. George's Parish in Seattle and archdiocesan spiritual di- rector, and Father Aleuin. Headlines and Deadlines: Ignorance Is Bliss-- At First By George N. Kmmer, Ph.D. Ignorance is bliss, as the saying goes -- until the roof caves in. That might well be applied to the limited test ban treaty now being debated in the U. S. Senate. The subject has achieved top priority throughout the nation, yet few people seem to know much about it. Not many ques- tions have been answered satis- factorily, but they are being asked in great numbers. The really big question is why Khrushchev wanted the treaty at this particular time. There have been many guess- es, but even the U. S. negoti- ators who went to Moscow and Administrative spokesmen do not seem to know the real answer. The runner-up query is what commitments or prom- ises have actually been made by the U. S. in order to ob- tain Moscow's approval, and in the same breath is may be asked why the U.S. made no requests, conditions, or re- quirements of the Soviet Union in,return for our ac- ceptance of their demand that we promise to negotiate issues they want to discuss. The very least our negotia- tors might dave done is to tell the Soviets they must first ful- fill some of their past agree- ments relating, for example, to Cuba and Berlin. Despite the widespread wari- ness and even suspicion re- garding the treaty, and the general opinion that it will serve no useful purpose for (Continued on Page 5) JOHN LEO BOWMAN GILMAN Ralph Coffey of St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle, official arch- diocesan union delegate, will moderate a panel on "Service to Members of the Holy Name Society." Tim Sullivan of Seattle's Our Lady of the Lake Parish and Visitation District delegate, will moderate the panel on "Apos- tolic Action." Wilson from St. Mary's Par- ish, Seattle, will conduct a demonstration on the Archdio- cesan Union's Film Library. conceded to be the largest and most active program in the U.S. Other archdiocesan dele- gates include Leo Gilman, Sacred Heart Parish, Ta- coma, representing Ascension District; archdiocesan score. tary John Bowman, St. An. thony's Parish, Kent, repro- and Joe Fahey, St. Mar- garet's Parish, Seattle, arch- diocesan publicity director. Coffey, Sullivan and Wilson are all past archdiocesan presi- dents. Convention theme is "Holy Name Man and Apostolic Ac- tion." The five-day assembly will include a civic reception, keynoted by Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut; the plen- ary convocation with an ad- dress by Bishop A. B. Lever- man of St. John, New Bruns- wick; a Holy Hour and candle- light ceremony with sermon by Bishop Russell J. MeVinney. of Providence, R.I.; the Presi- dent's Ball; a symphony con- cert; professional football game; the big Sunday conven- tion parade, complete with drill units, bands and floats; general sessions and dialogue Masses. His Eminence, Francis Car- dinal Spellman of New York has been appointed Papal Le- gate to the convention by Pope Paul VI. Host prelate is Bishop James A. McNulty of Buffalo. Convention headquarters will be the Hotel Statler Hil- ton. The City of Buffalo will be teeming with Holy Name men. Pope John Set Up Peace Prize In His Own Name VATICAN CITY, Aug. 12 -- Pope John XXIII before his death established a peace prize bearing his own name, to be awarded every three years. He set up a foundation with the $160,000 in prize money which he received last May as part of the Balzan Peace Prize, and suggested that the new "J o h n X X I I I International Peace Prize Foundation" would be augmented by other grants. The interest from the Balzan Peace Prize alone would pre- sumably come to upwards of $20,000 every three years. Pope John's formal establish- ment of the foundation was made known August 12 in the current issue of the Acta Apos- tolicae Sedis, the official publi- cation of the Holy See. Pope J o h n issued instructions con- cerning the foundation in a let- ter he wrote in his own hand May 10, the day President An- tonio Segni of Italy came to the Vatican for the first part of the triple ceremony surrounding the presentation of the Balzan Peace Prize. The Pope told the President the following day he intended to use the $160,000 prize money Pontiff Chooses Simple Reference: 'Holy Father' VATICAN CITY--Pope Paul VI has given instructions that the traditional formula used in refurenee to himself in all official publications be re- placed by the simple term, "the Holy Father." In the past the formula "La Santita di Nostro Signore" (The Holiness of Our Lord) has been used in the official notices printed in the periodi. cal, Aeta Apostolieae Sedis (Official Acts of the Holy See) and L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican City daily. The formula was dropped for the first time in the Aug. 3 edition of L'Osservatore Re- mane, and the less formal term, "the Holy Father" used instead. to create "a perpetual fund in favor of peace." He had already outlined his plans in the letter which is now published. His goal, "initiatives in favor of true peace and brotherhood among men and nations." The John XXIII Peace Prize, the Pope said, would be both a token of his apprecia- tion for the Balzan Prize and a sign of his "ever fervent and trustful desire that peace be established a m o n g men and nations with coexistence in truth, justice, love and lib. erty." Pope John noted parentheti- cally that this last reference was taken from his celebrated peace Pacem in Terris, which was dated the previous April 11. The encyclical bore the de- scriptive title: "On establishing universal peace in truth, jus- tice, charity and liberty." Sit.In Charges Dismissed Charges against eight young people who participated in last month's sit-in demonstration outside the City Council Cham- bers were stricken August 14 by Municipal Judge Walter McGovern. Both sides in the case met in the judge's chamber. When court was reconvened shortly after Charles V. Johnson, presi- dent of the Seattle Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and one of the defense lawyers, asked that the charges 'be stricken and As- sistant Police Chief Charles A. Rouse, who had personally supervised the arrests, Con- curred. Rouse told the court: "Further conflict would dis- turb the good relations I believe e x i s t between all citizens of Seattle." Judge McGovern commend- ed all counsel," for maintain- ing a wonderful attitude to- ward the race problem" and said he was "proud that you are officers of this court." pected to crowd into the civic stadium for the candlelight ceremony where a colorful pro- cession will take place of pre- lates, clergy, uniformed mili- tary organizations and laity. Members of the Knights of Co- lumbus, Knights of St. John and Catholic War Veterans will form a living rosary as the prayers of the devotion are re- cited aloud from the stands. Then as the lights of the sta- dium dim, the thousands of candles in the hands of the audience will be lighted in what is truly an awe-inspiring spectacle. The Archdiocesan Union in a letter to president Gerald (Jerry) Oaksmith of Seattle was lauded for preparing to send a representative conven- tion group. Wrote Rev. Dennis B. McCarthy, O.P., national director: "Because of the distance and the expense involved, I did not expect that you would be able to have as many as you have in Buffalo. eWe are very glad that there will be priests and the men because we believe that the Seattle Union is one of the most ae. tire and one of the most effi- cient in the country. I am sure that many of the dele- gates from other places will want to talk to the members of the Seattle delegation and find out how they do things and the reasons for the suc- cess which they have achieved." Official Newspaper for the Archdiocese of Seattle Vol. 66--No. 33  41 Seaffle, Wash., Friday, Aug. 16, 1963 Archbishop Ask Religious Liberty Statement: Marks 24#h Episcopal U.S. Bishops Meet. Ann)vtereSv00ery To Discuss Counc,l Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly will enter the CHICAGO, A u g. 13 ly, Archbishop of Seattle, was 25th year of his opts- (NC)  The Bishops of present at the meeting. Bishops who are members copal consecration S at- the United States, meet- of the various commissions of urday, August 24, the ing here for briefings the ecumenical council present- 24th anniversary of his before the second sen- ed reports to the meeting on the streamlining of commission consecration as Auxiliary sion of the ecumenical council, schemata which have been re- Bishop of San Francisco generally felt that a council vised since the council's first August 24, 1939. statement on religious liberty session ended early in Decem- would be opportune, bar. The Silver Jubilee A spokesman said the Bish- of Archbishop C o n- ops among other items had dis- The briefings dealt with cussed the usefulness of a such subjects as the liturgy, nelly's episcopal con- statement by the council set- the missions, seminaries and secration will be cole- ring f o r t h the theological schools, and the office of the b r a t e d Wednesday, bases of religious liberty, episcopacy. August 26, 1964. There was agreement, the Attendance at the meeting The Archbishop was spokesman said. that the key was "completely voluntary and appointed A u x i 1 i a r y point in a theology of religious unofficial," Archbishop Patrick Bishop June 10 of 1939 liberty is the necessity that the A. O'Boyle of Washington. individual's acceptance of faith chairman of the Administrative and was c o n s e c r a t- be free and voluntary. Board, National Catholic Wel- ed Titular Bishop of Sila Attending the two-day meet- fare Conference, said in a state- and Auxiliary Bishop of ing August 6 and 7 at the Con- ment. S a n Francisco in St. rad Hilton Hotel were 149 Bish- "Our sole purpose was to in- M a r y ' s Cathedral. He ops from all over the country, form ourselves precisely on the succeeded Francis Car- They were meeting to hear re- doctrinal issues which will di,nal Spellman as Titu- ports and discuss schemata that come up for debate when we re- lar Bishop of Sila, to will be voted on during the sac- turn to Rome in the fall," he which See he had been end session of the Vatican coun- said. cil, which opens September 29 Archbishop O'Boyle added: appointed as Auxiliary in Rome. "We are convinced that this Bishop of Boston. His Excellency, the Most preparation will enable us to Archbishop Con- Reverend Thomas A. Cannel- understand clearly the difference nelly was the first na- tive son of San Fran- cisco to be raised to 26 Swim To Shore the episcopate of that Archdiocese or of Cali- fornia. CYO Craft Sinks a AS parish priest and as chancellor of the Arch- diocese of San F r a n- Editors Note: This may. cisco, Archbishop Con- ing account el the sinking nelly also s e r v e d as o/the CYO converted land. Vicar Delegate of the ing craft the "'Walrus" ap- Military Ordi, nariate for peered in the August 13 is. the Army and Navy on sue el the Tacoma News the Pacific Coast. Tribune. The P r o g r e s s During the years fol- thanks the News Tribune 1 o w i n g his consecra- [or permission to reprint the tion Archbishop C o n - story by lack Pyle. nelly was first named By JACK PYLE Coadjutor Bishop of So- There was a crack, as attic Feb. 28, 1948, suc- ceeding to the See as if a big wrench had tel- the Fifth Bishop of So- len to the deck. Then the attle on the death of armor plate snapped, and Bishop Shaughnessy May t h e converted landing 19, 1950, and becoming craft known as the "Walrus" the first Archbishop of slowly began to sink into Seattle when Seattle was Carr Inlet about 4:45 p.m. named an Archdiocese in Monday. 1951. There was fear, but no So-Good-bye, Good Friend, 'Our WGIrus I .... (At 4:45p.m. last Monday, 20 campers, [our counselors and two crewmen from CYO Camp Blanchet were on the Walrus, a converted military landing craft en route from Pen- rose Point on the west side o] Carr Inlet to Raft Island close to the east side o/ the inlet where Camp Blanchet is Located. For no known reason, an armor plate on the port side o[ the hull gave way and the Walrus slowly began to sink into Cart Inlet. The allowing is 1. Gordon (Gordie) Hamilton, CYO camp director's story o[ the sinking o[ the Walrus and the calm heroism o/ all on board in swimming to sa[ety without any serious injury or loss o/ Ilia.) one except staff over the side as the ship settled into the water. A 60-fyt anchor line secured to a ring buoy enabled the staff to unify the camp- ers as they were swimming in the water. The ship went down about a half-mile south of Dead Man's Island, and after she was gone you could hear singing along the total length of the line as the campers and staff made their way swimming to Dead Man's Island where they finally made the beach. And as they themselves say, the "Hail Mary" rang out 30 times before they remem- bered t say an "Our Father." Need I say more? I am sure everybody who was ever aboard the Walrus or anybody who panic among the 20 girls, all 14 years of age, who were coming back to Camp Blan- chet from an overnight trip to Penrose Point State Park. The girls are members of the Catholic Y o u t h Organization which operates the camp. There was calm among the four young girls, mature be- yond their years, who served as camp counselors. C a t h y Cummins of Seattle, at 20, was the oldest. Norma Ander- sen of 7722 W. 30th St. Ta- :coma, was the youngest at 16. Betsy Timmons of Kirkland and Linda Hemingway Of Seat- tle were 18. They passed out the life jackets, saving none for them- selves. The "crew" of the sinking ship, Gary Foubert, 23, of Raft Island who was the pilot, and Mike Polyblank, 19, of Seattle, who was the engineer tried to keep the ship from going down, but they knew they couldn't do it. Go Swimming One by one the 20 girls, fully clothed, went swimming, grasping firmly to a rope given them by the two boys so none By J. GORDON HAMILTON CYO Camp Director Goodbye good friend! The good ship Walrus left Blanchet Monday afternoon at one o'clock to pick up the Tuyah Lodge that was camped for their overnight trip at Penrose Point State Park in Carr Inlet. After a short run across Carr Inlet, the landing gate lowered and 29 campers and four girls' staff boarded the Walrus for their trip home to Camp Blanchet. Pilot Gary Foubert, assisted by ...... .... Mike Polyblank, raised the gate and headed back to camp. The campers were in a wonderful mood after a successful over- night and everything was pro- ceeding very normally when one of the armor plates on the port side of the ship broke loose, and due to the force of the water because the ship was underway, the remaining J. GORDON portion of the armor plate on HAMILTON the pert side gave way, taking with it the under planking structure of the ship. The Walrus disappeared under the surface of Carr Inlet in 60 seconds--what about those 60 seconds? During those very important 60 seconds, the staff, consisting of hike leaders, Cathy Cum- mins, Betsy Timmons, Linda Hemingway and Norma Anderson, in cooperation with Gary and Mike, issued life jackets to all campers and staff and had them on and secure and every- in attitudes which will undoubt- edly be expressed by council Fathers who will address us. "Each of us will then be in a position Io cast a vote in accordance with the personal convictions we have arrived at from our own deep study of the issues and our reaction to the opinions of those who will speak to us." Meetings similar to the one here have been or will be held by bishops in many other coun- tries. The Bishops of Spain are scheduled to meet in Septem- ber to prepare for the council. The bishops of 18 dioceses in the Piedmont region of Italy met recently to study reports submitted by various commis sions on topic relating to the council. In July, a group of experts in theology, canon law, Scrip- ture and social action met at Ottawa University to prepare reports for the Canadian Bish- ops on major council topics. Archbishop John J. Krol of Philadelphia was chairman of (Continued on Page 2) mar home on the mainland near the island heard the noise and went in a dingy to investi- gate. He found the shipwrecked youngsters, then were h o m e and notified the Coast Guard. Then he went to the homes of neighbors Frank Walters of Rt. 1, Box 1596, Gig Harbor, and Dick Bronson of Rt. 1, Box 1595, Gig Harbor, and in Wai- ter's larger boat they began ferrying the youngsters back to the mainland from the" island. By that time King had tele- phoned directors of Cam p Blanchet who had remained at the island headquarters and a caravan of cars immediately set out for the mainland by the connecting bridge to pick up the campers. Wet clothes were strung out all over Camp Blanchet on Raft Island, on rails all the wayto the beach. The young- sters warmed up with hot cot- (Continued on Page 10) Five Leave of the group would get lost from the rest. For K of C Then the older youngsters Convention Five delegates from the Se- attle Archdiocese will be in Milwaukee this weekend for the opening of the 81st Inter. national Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus. The delegates are: Ed Lo. gan, Seattle; Forest Whit- taker, Bellingham; Lyman Fellows, Mercer Island; Pros- per Ostrowski, Aberdeen, and George MeCusker, Olympia. Preceding the first business session, August 20, solemn pon- tifical Mass will be celebrated at the Milwaukee Auditorium by Most Reverend Charles P. Grace, Bishop of Alexandria and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus. Most Reverend William E. Cousins, Archbishop of Milwau- kee, will be in attendance. The sermon will be preached by Most Reverend Albert R. Zuro- waste, Bishop of Belleville. Annual reports of Supreme got in the water, too. They grasped bottles, floating sleep- ing bags, and even pieces of wood as they led the swim for Cutt's Island, which everyone :knew was really "Dead Man's Island," nearly a h all mile away from where the Walrus went down. There was a little undertow as the Walrus settled to the bottom and in true fashion Fou- bert, the captatn, was the last to leave the ship. Then, something remarkable happened. The group of unex- pected swimmers started to sing. They sang the camp songs, including the one about the ,'Walrus" (which sinks in the third verse of the song, though nobody ever really ex- ected it to happen.) neel and Pray Without serious injury, all 26 young people made s h o r e. Then they all knelt down and prayed. Ater that, it' was time to shout, and they did. John King, who has a sum. sang the song "They Built the Good Ship Wal. * I 1Jill Illllll IIIll[lllllllitllll[ I[ IIIlilfl ill ltlll?lll II I I I. rus knows what I mean when I say thank i ..........................................................  Knight Luke E Hart and the God that no child was even slightly injured or ===  other Supreme officers will be no life was lost Truly God is merciful  := presented at the opening ses SoGoodbye Good Friend  i sion The society has a record i BukT Sh !  membership f 1'151'67 in " { " 0" 00 962 Councils in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico,  Mexico and the Philippines and - _ has insurance in force amount. _= ing to almost one and one- * quarter billion dollars. Speakers at the convention |  dinner, August 20, will be Su- preme Knight Hart and Arch- bishop Cousins. There will be ' Pages 6 7 8 ='" election, August 21, for r #  seven places on the 21,man i board of directors. The dele- i gates will act on resolutions at the closing session. An over- i i all attendance, delegates and visitors, of about 5,000 is ex- T!!!![i' pected. "Our Walrus" Our thanks go to John King, Frank Walters, Leo Gallagher, Ralph and Bernie Foubert, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, and all--everybody who helped-- for their kindness, love and consideration during this time when the C.Y.O. girl campers and staff showed all of us the answer to the ques. tion: Are you ready? Truly this is a real tribute to C.Y.O. cam- ping. A loss, yes, of a ship--but more important a gain, a blessing, a gift of God's goodness. Yes, we will camp again, we are ready, as the campers put it: "Miss Elaine--I'll be back next year." / / v