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6--THE PROGRESS Friday, Dec. 14, 1%2 Servicemen Public Observances Note Look To V!si00 From Cardinal 'Cht'st In Christmas' Francis Cardinal Spellman's S Y D N E Y, Australia, Dec. 12 (NC)--The move- ment to restore "Christ in Christmas" is making goodly strides in Austral- ia this year. A sign of this progress is the way that the story of the Crib is becoming commonplace in the commercial C h r i s t m a s cards. Also, stores in the cities are now featuring the Crib in their windows. While "Santa Claus" still seems to be; used to lure the children there is a noticeable trend by the shopkeepers towards re- minding people that Christmas is essentially a spiritual feast. Nativity Stamps, Indian-Style Are Issued VATICAN CITY (NC)--Vati- can City's postal department has issued a series of three Christmas stamps in Indian fashion, showing a sari-clad Virgin Mary with St. Joseph squatting in Ghandi-style beside her and the Child. The many-colored stamps re- produce a Nativity scene by Indian painter Markus Topno, whose work was exhibited in Rome in 1950 in connection with the Holy Year. The stamps are reminiscent of Vatican City's 1959 Christmas stamps, which portrayed the Holy Family in Chinese style. This year's stamps are in three denominations--10, 15 and 90-tire. Only one painting is used, but the borders of each denomination are in a different color. R a d i o, both national and commercial, features the Christmas theme in special ses- sions and television also has its special programs. On radio and television networks several Catholic sessions have been allotted, including broadcast of the Christmas high Mass from St. Mary's cathedral here. The Christmas card is bigger business than ever in this country--but it is becoming more and more a reminder of Christ's birthday. One of Sydney's largest em- poriums has arranged a diarama of the Christmas story, while another features its staff singing Christmas carols at specific times. The Post Office once again has issued a special Christ- mas postage stamp of the Madonna* and child and in this way even the mails carry the Christian meaning. The biggest Christmas suc- cess has been the acceptance as traditional of the Christian Christmas Crusade's plan for Christian tableaux in public places. For example this in- terdenomination b o d y -- o n which the Catholic Church is officially represented -- h a s again planned its tableau and Christmas story for Sydney's Central Hyde Park. Catholic children take part in the tab- leau and choirs from the var- ious churches sing. Wise Men Watch London Shopping LONDON (NC) -- The Three Wise Men are watching over the Christmas shopping spree in London's West End t h i s year. The Three Kings are the theme of a dazzling display of lights illuminating R e g e n t Street, the West End's shop- ping center. Fifteen sets of the Three Kings many times larger than life are strung at intervals across the street. The figures, made of translucent plastic in a multitude of brilliant colors in the style of stained glass windows, are lit from within by fluorescent lamps every eve- ning from dusk to midnight. They face both ways over the packed streams of shoppers and crawling traffic beneath. Here's How This Christmas Can Be Christ-like NEW YORK (NC) -- The Queens County Chapter of the Catholic War Veterans has sent out more than 10,000 cop- ies of a letter containing sug- gestions on how to "celebrate Christmas as Christ meant it to be." Among the suggestions are the following: --Send only Christmas cards with a religious theme. --O b s e r v e Christmas as Christ's birthday, and not just a day to give and receive merchandise. --Remember the poor. --Lead your family to Communion. Dutch Master's Scene of Magi To Be Christmas Time Exhibit NEW YORK, (NC)--A 17th century Dutch master's paint- ing of the adoration of the Magi will be on display for Fifth Avenue throngs during the Christmas season. Th$ painting, "The Adora- tion of the Three Kings" by Abraham Bloemaert, will be on exhibit December 13 to De- cember 27. It is being flown to the U.S. for the first time on loan from the Central Mu- seum in Utrecht, The Nether- lands. Abraham Bloemaert, w h o lived from 1564 (the year of William Shakespeare's birth) to 1651, painted the picture in 1624. It will be on display in the show window of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at the corn of Fifth Avenue and 49th Sti'eet. From the time it leaves the museum until, it is returned the painting will be insured for 750000 Dutch guilders ($208,- 333). 12th annual Christmas visit to American servicemen will take the Archbishop of New York around the world. The Cardinal, who as Mili- tary Vicar is the spiritual shepherd of Catholics in the armed forces, will depart from New York December 14 and return January 7. He will visit Anchorage, Alaska; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, K o r e a; Okinawa; Formosa; Manila, the Philippines; Sai- gon, Vietnam; Bangkok, Thai- land; Karachi, Rawaloindi and Peshawar, Pakistan; Teheran, Iran; and Frankfurt and Ber- lin, Germany. Cardinal Spelhnan w i 1 ! spend Christmas in Vietnam. He will celebrate midnight Mass in Saigon and then offer two other Christmas Masses for U.S. personnel at Nha Trang and Danang. The Cardinal returned to New York December 5, four days before the closing of the first session of the Second Vatican Council, to "take care of the affairs in the archdio- cese" before leaving for his annual Christmas trip. Seek Maximum Spiritual Values In Cardinal's Visit SAIGON, Vietnam (R a d i o NC) -- "Maximum spiritual values" are to be sought in making arrangements for Fran- cis Cardinal Spellman's Christ- mas visit to servicemen, Adm. Harry D. Felt, cemmander-in- chief of the U.S. forces in the Pacific, declared in a message received here. The same message was sent to all commanders of Ameri. can forces from Japan to Thailand. The Archbishop of New York's "affection for, and in- terest in the spiritual welfare of U.S. service personnel throughout the world are well known to Americans every- where," said the Admiral. "Local itineraries should be arranged to ensure t h a t the maximum spiritual values ac- crue to U.S. armed forces as result of this visit," he said. Church to Have Car Park ILFORD, England, (NC)--A $140,000 church on stilts with parking space underneath has been planned for this town, 11 miles from London. The church will be dedicated to St. Ercon- weld, a 7th century Bishop of London. ":.. to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days :of my life. NEW! from... "CONTINENTAL COLLECTION" "BETTR THAN IdlSTLETOE ' e Exciting new fabrics and colors just in from France, Italy, Switzerland... an outstanding selection of finest neckwear. Check your stock and fill in for Holiday buying. Priced to r.etal! at $1.50 - $2.50 - $3.50 SCHOENFELD NECKWEAR CO. 2022 Boren Avenue * Seattle 9, Washington Sister says, "Use the Maryknoll Missal" Available at your book. I / gs from $3.50 ,: to $22.50. MODEL / ': 601 THEMARYKNOLL DAILY MISSAL / (; GARAGE,OOR OPERATOR u. 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The f a s t conquering Third Army had come through the Moselle and Sear Campaigns, but was stalled by seemingly ceaseless rains. Another week of rain and Patton's forces faced capture. The dramatics are detailed in an article, "Patron's Christ- mas Prayer" by John Jay Daly, Washington author and poet, in the December issue of U.S. Lady magazine, published here and dedicated to women in the nation's armed forces. The article recalls that Pat- ton s u m m o n e d Monsignor O'Neill to his headquarters near Nancy, France, and asked whether the chaplain had '% good prayer for weath- er." Monsignor O'Neill said he did not. The general, an Epis- copalian, ordered: "Then write a prayer." The general asked the chap- lain how much praying "goes on in the Third Army." The chaplain replied: "I don't be- lieve there's much praying at the moment. When there is fighting everyone prays, but now with this constant rain. , ." P a t t o n observed: "Sir, there are three ways tha men get what they want -- by planning, working and praying." He emphasized the power of prayer in the com- mand of troops. The general approved t h e chaplain's prayer, ordered 250, 000 copies printed, to be dis- tributed to every officer and man under his command. The prayer went like this: "Almighty and most mer- ciful Father, we humbly be- seech Thee, in Thy great goodness, to restrain these MAJOR-GENERAL PATTON first came into the news when he commanded the forces which landed on the West African coast in the autumn of 1942. The following spring he was appointed to the command of the Armed Forces in North Africa and led his men through the Sicilian campaign. Later, he achieved a miracle of mobility and endurance as his troops, sweeping east from Le Mans, took Chartres, Orleans, and Dreux, and then advanced on Paris itself. General Patton, a tank expert, organized the First American Tank Corps. This story of the "Christmas Prayer" is characteristic of the great general. immoderate rains with which we have to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy pow- er, we may advance from victory to victory and crush the opposition and wicked- ness of our enemies, and es- tablish Thy justice a m o n g men and nations. Amen." "Patton's Christmas Pray- er" apparently was heard, for Duly c o n c I u d e d the article this way: "After all hands got into the swing of it, a minor miracle took place. On Decem- ber 16 the Germans crept out of the Schnee-Eifel forest, ex- posed by sunlight. The Third Army had both a victory and clear skies for its Christmas." Duly is a veteran newspaper- man, author of the widely known "A Toast to the Flag" poem and the book, '% Song in His Heart" about the Negro composer, James A. Bland. Angelus Tolls Again From Episcopal Church AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (NC)  The Angelus Contin- ues to ring out three times daily for the parishLoners of St. Martin of Hours Catholics here- but now the summons comes from neigh- boring St. Mary,s Protestant Episcopal church. :For decades, the Angelus rang out from St. Martin's church tower, and was a part of the life of Amityville, a village on Long Island. The day came, however, when the parish became too big and a new building was needed. A few weeks ago Fath- er Francis 3". Fuchs, the pastor, offered the last Mass in old St. Martin's. That night the Angelus rang from the steeple for the last time. The pew@ and other parts MERZ SHEET METAL WORKS We do new and repair obs for all purposes where sheet metal Is re- quired. MAIn 3-0242 :ll Jeckson Street SEATTLII 4 of the church w e r e moved across the street to the parish school, where Masses* are now Offered. ' The faded  clapboard structui-e "was: leveled and the site was Cleared. But when the familiar sound of the Angelus be!l was missed by the people of Amityville, the Rev. Bayard H. Goodwin, rector of St. Mary's, visited Father Fuchs. He offered the bell at St. Mary's for the toll- ing of the Angelus. The Episcopal minister said that St. Mary's had no sex- ton to ring the bell, but that Charlie Dyroff, Sexton at St. Martin's, was more than web come to enter the church and ring the bell. Now the bell rings out from St. Mary's. Dyroff rings it most of the time. but Father Goodwin sometimes fills in. ag ,of l:]hartreuse Chartreuse Liqueur is one of the most appreciated gifts you can select for any friend with a taste for good living. Chartreuse has a colorful history dating back to 1605 when the Marshal d'Estrdes gave the recipe to the Carthusian Friars. Today, this distinctive liqueur is still produced by the Monks near the Monastery of La Grande Chartreuse in France. Chartreuse is available in both bottles and half bottles in gift cartons. Children of Light TWO OF THREE BLIND CHILDREN that will be fea- tured on "Child of Light," a photo essay on "Directions '63; A Catholic Perspective" are shown at play. The pro- gram, presented over the ABC network December 16, will draw a parallel between relations among blind children and the Nativity story. It was photographed at the Lighthouse, center of the New York Association for the Blind. Becomes Church 3rd Theater MANCHESTER, E n g 1 a n d Parishioners are at work (NC)--The Odeon Cinema at under the direction of an archi- Audenshaw near here is short- tact changing it in their spare ly to become the third movie time into St. Paul's Church. theater in the Salford diocese It will hold a congregation of to be converted into a church. 1,100, %::,:;':::;':2;E:,,?;,',7'gL ' 30 Cooper Squar, N. Y. )ept. R 16o :: , CHRISTMAS TREES tic you. c,.v uo.r I; ,oo PAINTED TREES I I CALIFORNIA AVE. & OREGON ST. . I .. ". UHT opec[. I o/ HolyRosary Parish ,