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For Record Of Social Charity CHICAGO—(NC)—Betty Schnei der, national director of Friend ship House, was named the year’s outstanding worker in the human relations field by the Chicago Com missions of Human Relations. The award—the second annual one— was made at a luncheon December 11 in the Congress Hotel. Miss Schneider, graduate of St. Benedict’s College, St. Joseph, Minn., lived at Friendship House in New York while obtaining her master’s degree at Fordham Uni versity, and then joined the staff of Friendship House as full time worker. She was made director of the Chicago Friendship House in 1949, and national director in 1950. A Catholic interracial movement, Friendship House was begun by Baroness Catherine de Hueck, a refugee from Communist Russia. Besides the Chicago and New’ York Friendship Houses, houses have been established in Washington, D. C., and Portland, Ore. Each house is maintained by an interracial staff helped by volun teer labor, and is sustained entire ly by donations from people inter ested in the work. Staffworkers— who work full time at the houses —receive no salary other than the food and shelter provided by the House. While fighting racial injustice through an educational program of weekly-forums and lectures, class es, a monthly newspaper, pamph lets and children’s and teen age groups, Friendship House tries al so to work within the community in which it is located for better housing and job opportunities for Negroes and to offer what material help it can to the poor in the neighborhood. -----------------o----------------- Jewish Nurse Who Aided Sisters Returns To U. S. MUNICH, (NC) Col. Jeanette Blech, the Jewish nurse who made it possible for 60 German Vincen tian Sisters to go to Rome for the Holy Year and received a message of appreciation from His Holiness Pope Pius XII, has returned to the United States. 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Wo make reservations for Hotel Lincoln in New York— another Maria Kramer Hotel. s from WASHINGTON D. C. Plan IS e tv Works of Charity Next in popularity come three western programs Six Gun Thea ter, watched by 85 percent of the children Six Gun Playhouse, by 83 percent, and Hopalong Cassidy, by 70 percent. The Xavier study also showed that large numbers of youngsters watch late television shows. For example, 58 percent reported watching Home Theater from 11:05 to midnight at least once a week. Thirteen percent said they see these late night shows at least five times a week. i. I Pictured are the new chairmen of the Committee Cooperating with the Catholic Charities of the Central Deanery and her assist ants. Seated, from left to right, are: Mrs. Ray Kertzinger, St. Leo’s parish, assistant in charge of activities at the T. B. Sanitarium Miss Marie Plageman, St. Led’s parish, the new chairman of the Commit tee and Mrs. Donald Newhart, St. Michael’s parish, assistant in charge of sponsors for the babies at St. Ann’s Hospital standing: Mrs. C. P. Stehle, St. Mary’s parish, also assistant in charge of ac tivities at the T. B. Sanitarium Mrs. Anton Keller, Christ the King parish, assistant in charge of transportation. These ladies are in charge of activities which include visiting the sick, teaching retard ed children, giving music lessons, clothing the poor, doing house work in the homes of the sick, sewing, fund raising (they were high in the Women’s Division of the United Hospital Drive), clerical work and food distribution. Kids Watch TV More Hours Than They Spend in School A Xavier University study of nearly 1,000 grade school child ren’s television habits shows that the average youngster spends more time watching the TV screen than he spends in school, and that the majority of children watch what ever programs they choose. The survey, conducted by Wal ter J. Clarke, assistant professor of education at the Cincinnati in stitution was begun in September, 1950, after the Crosley Broadcast ing Corporation provided a $2,500 grant for research “in the general area of the effect of television on school achievement.” Prof. Clarke’s report, published last week showed that of the child ren studied most of them 12 and 13 year olds the average spent 3.7 hours each school day in front of a television screen. Over the week, including Sat urdays and Sundays, they spent 30 hours watching television, as com pared with the 25 hours they spend each week in school. Barle Ranks First The most popular show with these pre-adolescents is Milton Berle 86 out of every 100 watch him regularly. appalling percentage” of about tele that said any An concern i watch on showed children to watch parents have no what their children vision The report 52 percent of the they are permitted program they choose. Dr. Raymond F. McCoy, Director of the Xavier Graduate Division, and chairman of the survey's ad visory committee, announced the findings in a brochure published last week by the university. He reported that the survey shows that “whether or not child ren learn in school is not affected one way or the other by whether or not they have a television set at home.” Prof. Clarke, however, warned that “it would be a gross misin terpretation of the data to hold that in the case of a given school child, his habits of watching tele vision could 'not affect his school achievement.” “Even cursory in spection of the data,” he contin ued, “reveals that poorer televis ion habits and lower IQ’s and low parental control and low achieve ment tend to be found*in the same child.” “Like most recreations,” Prof. Clarke added, “television can be used to excess. And excess in al most any activity may result in damage to physical well-being and mental alertness. It would be more accurate to say that, while the data do not offer indisputable evidence that poor televiewing habits are, in general, associated with poor scholarship, whatever evidence the data do provide in dicates th* probability of that con clusion.” He pointed out that since the first television station began oper ating in Cincinnati in 1948, “prob ably every child who took part Jn $ 1 4* Of 544 sixth-grade children in the public schools included in the study, 381 reported they had tele vision sets in their homes. Of 454 seventh-grade parochial school children answering questionnaires, 371 said they had television sets at home. o----------------- Carol Concert Will Be Heard Sunday Night The annual Christmas carol con cert at the College of St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, will be given Sunday, Jan. 6, at 8:15 p.m Originally scheduled for Dec. 18, it was postponed because of bad weather. The concert will include per formances by the 60 voice college glee club, a special 16-voice unit of the club, the 35-voice glee club of the Mt. Carmel Hospital School of Nursing, the college orchestra, and the audience. The generally silent audience will have its opportunity to sing traditional Christmas songs during the intermission in the program. Directing the choral groups to gether with the college orchestra will be Grace Thompson Edmister, who is in charge of the college glee club. A candlelight procession will precede the program, which will open with several groups of carols from various nations. These will include two Spanish-American songs whose musical score was re corded by Mrs. Edmister when she resided in the Southwestern U. S. Also on the program will be a performance of Eugene Field’s “Christmas Poem” sung to music composed by Mary Agnes Weil bacher, a junior at the college. The concert will be open to the public. -o——---------- Women’s College To Open SAN DIEGO. Calif., (NC) The San Diego College for Women, first unit of the University of San Diego, will open February 1], it has been announced here by Bishop Charles F. Buddy of San Diego, founder of the university. The college will be conducted by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. MARCH OF DIMES FIGHT INFANTILE PARALYSIS JANUARY 2-31 WEILBACHER'S 464 South Fourth Street Columbus, Ohio AD. 5761 Open Mondays 8:30 A. M. to 9 P. M. Tuesday thru Saturday 8:30 A. M. 5:30 P. M. FREE PARKING IN REAR Of Interest To Women The Guilds of St. Raphael Home for the Aged, 1550 Roxbury road, Columbus, will hold their banquet honoring Bishop Jan. 10 at 7 p. m. in the Hotel. The regular monthly meeting of the Corpus Christi Parish Council of Catholic Women will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 8 p. m. in the school hall. A social hour will follow the installation of officers. The first retreat in the new 1952 series sponsored by the DCCW will be held at the retreat house, St. Theresa's Shrine, Columbus, January 18 to 20. The retreat schedule for 1952 in eludes 19 retreats, two more than last year, it was announced by Miss Mary Boland, chairman of the relig ious activities committee of DCCW. The Mothers’ Club is an or ganization which sponsors va rious events throughout the year for the support of school activi ties and improvements. his the study had spent most of school career without television.’* “The findings of this investiga tion, therefore, do not lend strong support to any thesis concerning either a beneficial or a detrimental effect upon school achievement as far as television is concerned.” Special tribute will be paid to Mrs. Joseph C. McNally, first president of the club. Mrs. John P. Dorsey, the pres ident for 1951, has issued a spe cial invitation to all class and al umni mothers to attend the party. The past presidents who will be honored at the party are: Mrs.. Joseph C. McNally 1932-33 Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Harry B. Crawford 1945 Mrs. T. Ray Phillips Mrs. Frank A. Boland Mrs. M. R. Woodyard .. Mrs. N. D. Gallagher .. Mrs. J. P. Riley Louis Deibel 1934 Marie Woodland 1935-36 John R. Siemer ....... 1937 Raymond Foeller .........1938 Jerry Anglim .........1939 Ramey C. Curtis .........1940 Maurice A. Ryan .......1941 Clem Stein 1942 Forrest J. Curtin 1943 Vincent P. Hannigan 1944 Ms. John J. Ryan was named chairman of the membership drive to be held in the near future. An nouncement was also made of the retreat for women of the Western Deanery to be held in June at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Co lumbus. It was reported that 2.540 pounds of clothing filling 111 cartons had been collected in the drive for clothing to be sent to Korea. A re port on the Christmas charity work also was given. MILLERSBURG—A Christmas party was held for the children of St. Peter’s parish in the Church hall. Fifty children watched a movie and other enter tainment and received gifts. The St. Vincent de Paul so ciety of the parish distributed Christmas baskets to needy fam ilies. Several baskets of canned fruit and a purse were collected for the Dominican Sisters of Sacred Heart Church, Coshocton, in ap preciation of their work with the children of St. Peter’s parish. MT. VERNON—Officers of the PCCW met with Mrs. C. L. Spen cer, president, to discuss plans for a January meeting at which a sale will be the feature attraction. It was announced that $93,000 in cash and pledges had been turn ed in at the recent kick-off meet ing for the building fund. THE CATHOLIC TIMES, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4. 1952 annual Ready Seneca coming The new officers for the year will be introduced by Mrs Charles D. Learned, president of the Guilds for the year. All mem bers of the Guilds and their friends are invited. .....1946 ...... 1947 ..... 1948 .....1949 ..... 1950 The Rev. J. G. moderator of the the meeting. The lor, O.P., president of Aquinas High School, and other members of the faculty will also address the members of the club. Crombie, O.P, club, will open Rev. J. B. Tay- Pianist Gertrude Kuehefuhs Began Career At Age of 4 Gertrude Kuehefuhs* One way to head in the direction of a music career is to begin play ing the family piano “by ear” at the age of four. At any rate, that’s how Gertrude Kuehefuhs got her start, and now she is soloist with the Columbus Little Symphony, a member of the Ohio State University chamber mu sic trio, an assistant professor of music theory and Gregorian chant at Ohio State (the catalog calls the latter course “Medieval Modes”), and director of the Newman Club Choir, which she organized six years ago. the for the Reservations may be made the first retreat by calling Shrine, DO. 1611. Members of the Aquinas Moth ers’ club which was organized 20 years ago, will honor their past presidents with a party in the school cafeteria, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 8:15 p. m. Miss Kuehefuhs is not only one of the city’s leading musicians, but also one of the chief promoters of the reform of Catholic Church mu sic which Pope Pius set in mo tion nearly 50 years ago. Admitting that a great many peo ple have little appreciation of the music the Church has designated as correct for use in the worship of God, Miss Kuehefuhs sees some hopeful signs. “There is a breaking down of sentimentality,” she says, “and some progress in overcoming cer tain foolish notions about Gregor ian chant.” Where does liturgical music fit into her musical career? “First, of course.” she declares. "Our choir at the Newman Club sings liturg ical music because that’s what the Church wants us to sing.” Moreover, she intends to intro duce congregational singing at the Catholic Students Center at Ohio State University in the next month. Pope Pius XII strongly encouraged congregational singing in his re cent encyclical, “Mediator Dei”, and Bishop Ready also urged it in a talk to Catholic music teachers in Columbus last month. Miss Kuehefuhs has a well devel oped taste for modern music (“I like Hindemith”) as well as for the classics (“anything by Brahms or Bach, of course.”). She feels that too many people Chinese Saved Seiter were MARION Mrs. Frank and Miss Alice Burgess hostesses for the recent meeting of the St. Mary Parish Council of the DCCW' in the Community House. 25 Nuns From Red Sentence QUEBEC, (NC)—An aged Ca nadian nun, sentenced to “starva tion” by the Chinese Reds, relat ed here how she and 24 compan ions owe their lives to the cour age and generosity of the Chinese faithful. Sister St. Blaise returned here after a period of almost 50 years in the China missions. She was the first nun of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in Canada to help establish a mission in Cfiina in 1902. The 25 members of the com munity were assembled in a hall adjoining the cloister when the Reds arrived. The leader inform ed them that his superiors had decided to take over the chapel. The nuns were given two hours to “free” the chapel of objects of piety. All were replaced by photo graphs of Red officials. The Crucifix of the main altar was replaced by a large picture of Stalin, the Sister said. Each of their former employees had been ordered to accuse the nuns publicly of the most revolt ing of crimes, such as having strangled children to death and having murdered pregnant women. For five hours the nuns had to stand being their then He declared that because there wasn’t any powder to waste on the accused they would- be left to starve. before the crowd without allowed to say anything in own behalf. The “judge’’ pronounced them “guilty.” CHEWEt than washins at I -Mid done BEHER. Your LAUNDRY BUNDLE Of up to POUNDS Picked Up*— A WASHED—DRIED U||V Dons all by itself—a TROY EXCLUSIVE! Bandies over 1 lbs, same service, 16c a pound! AD. 7231 •Or leave It at one oar IM Aaenciea TROY and Delivered Wr WP Thus equipped she had no trou I ble obtaining a “desk” in the ilalla-l han High School orchestra, which I was tutored by members of Ecc I pold Stokowski’s Philadelphia Svm-I phony. I From there she went to Templei University, where she received al master's degree in 1939. I After a few years of teaching ini the Philadelphia public schools.I Miss Kuehefuhs went west (as Co-1 lumbus appears to Easterners) andl settled down to the task of train-1 ing future musicians at Ohio State Like all genuine artists, she has never been completely satisfied either with her knowledge or her' technique. Summers find her studying at Pius School of Lit urgical Music in New York, or polishing her keyboard dexterity under Cleveland pianist Leonard Shure. or taking part in one of the many music workshops throughout the U. S. One of her particular peeves is the fact that music has not be come as much a part of American life “as we like to think it has.” Tn spite of modern and inexpen sive methods of bringing good mu sic to the multitude, “actual par ticipation in music is not what it ought to be.” Why? “Too much of it Is done for us. We don’t make our own music.” This is a* charge that can scarce ly be thrown back at Miss Kuehe-i fuhs, who has been making her own music since she was able to talk, and who can express herself by piano, harp, organ, or violin. Her middle name was aptly chos en. Cecelia, the patroness of music. A Christian artist of the 20th cen tury, Miss Kuehefuhs helps to pre serve and transmit to her contem poraries the treasures of an an cient culture, and at the same time helps to lay the foundation of the new Christian age which, God will ing, will follow the age we live in. Miami’s Churches Guarded by Police .Bomb Plot Fails dismiss modern music withoutl really considering it. “They often I MIAMI, Fla., (NC) Police don’t like it” she says, "because I guards were stationed at Miami’s they don’t understand it. That’s the! Catholic churches every night af same reason many give for not lik-l ,er an attempted dynamiting of ing Gregorian chant I Peter and Paul Church here. A native of Philadelphia, home of Two days before hristmas Jo the nation's finest symphony, Missl sePh Fedrowitz. sexton of SS. Peter Kuehefuhs grew up in a family that I loved and sang old German ballads.I Most of her contemporaries set-I tied for new dresses when they I graduated from grade school Ger-| trude got a harp. I and Paul, opend the church for early Sunday mass and found a home-made dynamite bomb three feet from the main door. He threw the bomb into a nearby ath letic field. Police said the fuse had smouldered a few seconds but the bomb could not have exploded because the fuse was not attached properly to the dynamite stick. The Rev. Robert P, Brennan, pastor, reported that Christmas services were more heavily attend ed than ever before despite the bombing attempt. He said the church was especially crowded for A graceful, economical space-saver for small din ing areas provides spacious dining area when open. 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