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Friday, Oct. 23, 1953 THE CATHOLIC TIMES Published Every Week by The Catholic Times, Inc. Columbus, Ohio NOTICE: Send All Changes of Address to P. O. Box 636 Columbus. Ohio Executive and Editorial Offices: 246 E. Town Street, Columbus 15, Ohio Telephones: ADams 5195 ADams 5196 Address all communications for publication to P. 0. Box 636, Columbus 16, Ohio Pre» of Th« Catholic Time* |S per year. Al) subscription, should bo presented U our off Kt through the pastors of the parishes. Remittance# should be made payable to The Cath olic Timee. Anonymous communications will be disregarded. We do not hold ourselves responsible for any views or opinions expressed in the communications of our correspondents. Entered Second Class Matter at Post Office, Columbus, Ohio. St. »ancu de Sales, Patron of the Cathohe Press and of the Diocese of Columbus, Pray for Us! This Paper Printed by Union Labor Academic Freedom! Battlecrieu and slogans are wonderful things. They are infectious and invigorating. Whole periods of history, great movements of the past, are often recalled today solely hy a few telling words, a phrase that epitomize the characteristics of bygone causes. These pat phrases, though, often do far more than serve merely as names. They become, in their frequent and wide spread use, the first line of de fense of the proponents of the causes which gave birth to them. They are taken by these people to be explanatory talismen, magic phrases that explain away all defects and destroy all opposition. Such a battlecry is that woefully overworked Slogan of good old POAUers: “Separation of Church and State'.” Scratch one of these boys with any “needle and they automatically, phonograph like. Sing out: “Separation of Church and State!” They use this phrase so much that all evidence points to it being almost innate. Their children probably use it as an excuse for being late for school or for sassing the Old Man. And so it is that we welcome, only because it will break the monotony, a new phrase, a new’ patented, all embracing explanation that we predict will be come this year as ever present and obnoxious as ’’Separation of Church and State.'” In fact, this phrase may even outstrip the older refrain for low-spot on the hiss parade because it will be used by the boys with a bunch of letters behind then names anil who wear pince-nez glasses on the end of a long satin leash. The phrase is "Academic Freedom!” For the fullest effect, when using it. the voice should be pitched high and the nearest table dealt a resounding blow. This phrase is used indiscriminately by 1hoe whose fitness to teach the youth of the country has been called into question They use it both to explain and defend their action in the classroom Towards the end of last year s school terms, we were given the opportunity of seeing just how the new battle-cry would be used Even if a person was shown to be as Red as they come, the thousands of misguided would acream: “Academic Freedom!” and act as if this made everything just fine. It does no such thing Academic Freedom vaken at face value means the freedom of the umvcwitv or college. Extended it means the freedom of auch an institution to carry out its function nf imparting knowledge. truth It never did. even under the wild est lexicngraphei mean the freedom I* teach error disguised as the truth. No one, by virtue of the fact that he is a profes sor ha* the right undei academic freedom of foist ing his personal, erroneous beliefs on the unsus pecting student. Teaching Communism with an explanation of its basicalh erroneous and diabolical philosophv is one thing Teaching it under the guise of truth is quite another. No one cavils at the idea of teaching the truth about ommunism It should be and is being done in a number nf colleges and seminaries The future of this country may well depend on the present gen erat ion of young people knowing just exactly what Communism is and means This is true “Academic Freedom.” To permit Communistic ideas to “leak” into the teaching of any subject, though is the worst kind of sedition because it is so far-reaching. Academic freedom1 Sure Rut let s define our phrases Slow Down At Sundown! Motorists Autumns twilight houis bring added driving hazards due to poor visibility. That tricky half light on the highway between the dusk nf sun act and night time causes a sharp increase in auto mobile accidents. Pedestrians especially children, are hard to spot at twilight That's why the Safety Council of the of reminds you to slow down at sundown.” A Step Touard Home? Every once in a while, an indication is given between the lines of a newastory that can be noticed like the beginning of a faint but welcome breeze. True it may not be much mote than an almost im perceptible movement like air that barely rustles the leaves, but it could mean the coming of blessed relief to thousands. Such an indication might he taken from a news story that came out of Switzerland this week book published there, called “IJ Confession”, calls for the “Reintroduction” of the practice of auricular confession in the Reformed or Presbyterian churches. The author of this new book is Max Thurian, founder of the Protestant monastic community of Cluny at Taize. France who upholds confession as a Sacrament The book is published by the well known Protestant firm of Delachaux and Nieatle of Neuchatel and includes a preface by Pastor Marc Boegner, president of the Protestant Federation of France. Professor Jacques Courvoisier. dean of the Prot extant Theological Faculty of the niversity nf Ge neva, supports the book arguments and said that it was only the obligatory character of penance that the early Reformers denied adding that the Protest ant hurches subsequently threw out the baby with the bathwater." This discussion of the restoration of confession in Calvanistw circles Geneva being the headquai ters of the Presbyteran World Alliance recalls an earlier interest in the same subject among German Lutherans which has led in recent years to a small but growing use of the confessional in Lutheran quarter*. The fact that it is being started in this instance by a Protestant monastic group recalls also that this mirror* the first steps taken by othei such groups in their long walk back Home Having severed the unbroken chain of priesthood upon which the validity of this Sacrament depends, we know that a* a movement in itself this restora tion is doomed to failure. But that’* just where we noticed the beginnings of that breeze. It is an indication that these people are thinking and realizing that something is miss ing. And they are advocating moving in a direction that i* nearer tn the Church that was their Home instead of farther away from it. This could be, with our prayer*, a very eneeurag ing first step homeward. We reeafl Father Paul, founder of the Greymoor Fnara of the Atonement (originally a Protestant monastic order, and or iginators—while still outside the Church—of the Church now Chair of Unity Octave) telling of their gradual return to Rome. Auricular confession was one of these steps. In discussing this question of restoration. Prot estant Professor Courvoisier uses a pregnant phrase. He says that as a result of abandoning the practice of auricular confession, Protestant Churches are losing their members to Catholicism or to the psychiatrist. (The italics are ours.) Losing, Professor? God grant it is a loss like that mentioned by Christ when He said, “He that loses his life shall find it!” Just Among Ourselves Pasting Comment Considered or Inconsiderate When I get around to assembling the anthology of verse that will make a master-tome of at least 3000 folio pages, I shall omit, eschew, debar, exclude, rebuff, and excoriate that addlepated anonymity who wrote the pre-Chaucerian Cuckoo Song. “Sumer,” he remarks, "is icumen in, Lhude sing cuccu!” Old Man Anonymous never wrote anything sillier. Nor anything more permanent. For more than 700 years now, pupils in Middle English A have had to exclaim over that abandoned cuccu, and to admire the quaint ness of a spelling which is even less orthodox, if pos sible, than their own. What is the secret of this enduring power in a trifle? If the unknown author of these lines should someday appear and prove title, he could collect enough back royalties to make him a shining target for the Internal Revenue Boys, and have enough left over after taxes to start his own give-away program on TV. The Cuckoo Show.—a sure fire title! What makes me think bitterly of this Cuckoo Song is not merely the fact that it was a thing to be mem orized (God knows why) in youth, but that its ending line, variously adapted, keeps ’•ecurring, despite all efforts to keep it out, to meet the exigencies of modern living. Right now. I find myself muttering, as the mail comes in daily, that something else is icumen in, that is to say, Christmas. For, since mid August, the fruit-growers of Cali fornia and Oregon, the Quaint People up in New England, and the proprietors of Old Mills, and Old Country Stores, have been bending the back of the postman with cute little folders and booklets replete with proclamations and pictures of products calcu lated to make Christmas giving a rollicking, if some what expensive, adventure. Lhude sing cuccu! You don’t want to have to join the press and throng in crowded stores, do you? Of course not! Just sink hack in your easy chair, and make your selections Horn thee dainty booklets. Afterwards, when you have gone to the trouble of sitting down at a desk or table, you can write out an order, and send it, with check, and your Christmas shopping is all finished. Re an arm-chair giver! Get rid of your duties the easy way! Charm all your Christmas donees with unusual gifts, and make them understand that you are thoughtful enough of them to avoid all care and labor on their behalf, and send them something out of a mail-order book! Well, it is just as appropriate to send gifts in this fashion as to send a printed or engraved card with copyrighted sentiments on it. And the advertisements would not be so oppressive if they were straightfor ward statements of goods for sale. But this is by no means the case. The ads are more and more tending to the coy, the cute, the demure, the tricksy. For instance, the fruit-growers of our far west and northwest who do a massive trade by express, especially at Christmas time, are apparently so tick led with their fruits and their fortunes, that they cannot tell a person about their merchandise they have to gush about it in girlish glee. If they have big and juicy pears for sale, they describe them as “fat ’n luscious!” An interesting inability to use the word and has hit the fruit-men like a growing blight in their orchards they seldom say and they shorten it to “’n”, especially in paired adjectives, and no pun intended. Sometimes hey assume the folksy tone and say, “Jim 'n Jerry have been scurrying like rabbits all over this great fruit paradise to find something ex tra-special for you and your friends this Christmas. ’N what do you think! They have found half a doz en dandy items that you just won’t want Io miss. For example, way off there in Obejumbee. Wash ington. they found a new kind of marinated melon rind that you simply gotta taste—umnmtnm! We have packed up a nice lot of this gourmets special in hig, husky two-'n a half ounce jars. Three of these tn a wonder-box designed hy Schmalz, the noted architect, will come to you gaily bedecked with yards n yards of red 'n green ribbon n holly-berry, for $4 98! a a From the lower valleys of the date and palm cotnrs a rustic rumble as Bucolic Ben puts in his two-cents’ worth. “Wai. folks,” the ads read, “I just come in from a trip around my orchards, and if this ain't the jim-dandiest year fer fine eatin’ fruits, my name ain’t Old Ben Perkins! Say, you oughta see my ’cots! Golden yellow charmers that yer eye lights up to behold! And big! Gosh a’mighty. you’ll never believe it till you see ’em. And full o' juice! Land sakes, you can never eat these 'cots out o’ yer hand git a bowl, a big ’un, ‘n a spoon! Yes, I mean fer one 'cot. Rut wait till you git a glimpse o’ my prunes! Rig as ostrich eggs and twice as wrinkled!” a Now, there may be advertising pull in such stuff as this. There must be. lor the advertisers stay in business year after year. But for one lone sub scriber who now buys his fruits at the nearest mar ket, this sort of advertising evokes only the sad re frain of “IJiude sing cuccu!” I hate that doggone poem, but what else is there to say? Down Maine and Vermont way. the quaint old country stores send out notices of wonderful bar gains in quaint nld sap buckets, and quaint old braided rugs, and quaint old hurricane lamps, and quaint old wall mottoes, and quaint old antimacas sars for your non existent quaint old chairs. Bar gains. do we nay? Well, yes. if you don't care much about the meaning of your quaint old words. Ah, what nostalgic reminiscence stirs in the hearts of people who never saw a country store, as they look at the cover-picture of the Christmas Catalogue! There’s the old store, sure enough. Big round stove in the middle of the floor. Cracker bar’l right handy. Old show-case with old-fashioned candy tn it. and more in old-fashioned jars back on the shelves behind the counter. You can al most catch the mingled odors of dried fish, kero sene coffee berries, and corned beef. Ah. well-a-day! What, in view of this, is all our vaunted progress? What, after all. are airplanes, and automobiles, and A bombs? I sighed. “Quaintness is icumen in cuccu, cuccu!” Said Miss X. English major in a university 'she plans to teach Middle English to those in whom Middle English is a felt need) and wears flat heels, and enormous dark-plastic-shrlled glasses and has a droop-jaw. adenoidal expression: “Cook who?” Said I, “What do you mean?” Said she, “You said ’eook who?’ and I was trying to cooperate. I supposed it was on* nf those knock, knock’ things.” Lhude! r/r/v WASHWGTOX LETTER Sounding WASHINGTON It is a tru ism that the statesmen respon sible for the policies of free countries need the support of public opinion in order to give these policies validity and force. The main problem is to pro vide effective methods for the concrete expression of this pub lic opinion. Unless it is heard, public opinion is like a violin without strings or like a book whose pages have not been cut. A concrete example tn point is offered by such an immense ly important issue as that pre sented by the question whether Red China should be admitted to the United Nations. The I nited States Government has clearly expressed its opposi tion to such a step. Its spokes men have presented cogent rea sons against the admission of a country that boasts of being a communist totalitarian state, that has proved itself an aggres sor, and has violated the most elemental laws of war. Nevertheless, other countries allies of the United States— are apparently willing to close their eyes to what are indisput LOUIS F. BVDEM W hen W ill The “neutral” repatriation commission in Korea has proved to be so un-neutral that the Unit ed Nations command has been compel! ed to file a se ries of sharp protests. The rules set down by the “neu tral nations” will aid the Reds to bull doze and black mail North Ko roans who want to escape Com munist rule. The New York Daily News correctly gays that this is another “score for the Reds.” If this new setback were the only one suffered recently by the United States, it would be most serious in itself. The “neu tral” commission’s rulings dis play an utter contempt for this country and a subservience to Soviet Russia that will not be lost on the Asian peoples. To put it briefly, our pledges to these North Korean and Chinese prisoners of nor are in danger of not being fulfilled, and that will not win its friends or in fluence people in our favor on the continent of Asia. 'New Acidemic Year' This betrayal of our interests and our pledges, in favor of the Kremlin, has occurred so often that we are entitled to inquire as to how it happen* to come about. If we read the comtnlorm organ tor September 11, we get a pretty broad hint. That issue of the Kremlin'# directive sheet, as so many issues before it. or ders a new burst of activity throughout the Communist world “for the creative assimilation of Marxist-l^emnist theory.” Every Soviet fifth column and every in dividual Stalinite is commanded to advance “party education and The Invinicible Man 4^ vrszvw Board Needed able facts. For reasons of ex pediency, they seem prepared to permit an open violation of the United Nations charter and. in effect, let Red China shoot her way to membership. There can be no doubt that the basic instincts of the American people revolt against any such perversion of the principles the United Nations stands for. They support the Government in its opposition to Red China's ad mission. But this instinctive sup port needs to be expressed in such a way that it becomes aud ible ev eryw here -particularly in those countries where it is still believed possible to maneuver 1he United Slates into a relaxa tion of its opposition. Fortunately, such an opportun ity for expressing the convic tions of the American people has now been provided. Under the leadership of distinguished citizens, i*cluding former Presi dent Herbert Hoover. Represen tatives Walter H. Judd and John W. McCormack. Senators John J. Sparkman and H. Alexander Smith, a nationwide movement is under way to obtain signa tures tn a petition to President W e Learn? propaganda.” Moscow declares that in every country the Communists must diligently prepare “for the new academic year in the Party edu cation network.” That this educa tion is to assure the complete obedience of Communists throughout the world to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union is frankly stated. The difficulty was, and still is, that there is no indespread counter-education to inform com munity leaders and the Ameri can nation as a whole of what the Communist line actually is. Had there been such education, and had certain American lead ers protited by it. the "neutral commission” would never have been constituted as it is. This column has warned that Red Czechoslovakia and Red Poland as “neutrals” meant a Soviet ruled commission. Both Sweden and India, the two countries rec ognizing Red China, have prov ed to be followers of appease ment. That the head of the In dian State, Jawaharlal Nehru, has always been a devoted ad mirer of Lenin and the Bolshe vik revolution can be learned from his work "Glimpses of World History.” No Mor* Gesture No one fully acquainted with Soviet Communism, its determi nation to succeed and its perfidy would have agreed to any such pro-Soviet commission. Educa tion on the nature and tech niques of Communism would have prevented such a fatal mis take and its subsequent danger of turning over many anti-Com munist North Koreans and Chi nese to Soviet control. The urgent request of the Sen ate Sub-Committee on internal Security that American educa tion set up classes in the criti cism and analysis of Commun ism, “under qualified expert* in 1 In recent years, world com munism, through its spurious “Stockholm peace appeal,” has succeeded in winning an import ant propaganda victory. Now the American people, and with them the whole free world, have an opportunity to win a resound ing victory for their cause by demonstrating the force of gen uine and free public opinion. the field of combating Commun ism," is no mere gesture. It is a matter of life and death for the American Republic. The longer such education is delayed, the greater the possibility of new pitfalls for the United States. New Soviet Slogan In the very issue of the Com inform organ to which I have ret erred, the new development of the Communist line is empha sized: "For peaceful settlement of international questions.” That is the new Soviet slogan. And in the New Tinies of September 19, direct from Moscow’, we learn that American political leaders are assailed for not en gaging in sweeping “negotia tions” with Soviet Russia. When we observe how quickly this Kremlin-initiated idea of wide “negotiations” is snapped up in certain leading political circles in this country, we are tempted to exclaim, “W’hen will we ever learn?” Conferences of this character can lead only to one of two re sults: A new surrender by the United States to Soviet Russia, such as look place at Yalta and Potsdam and in the Korean truce, or a breaking up of the conference by the Kremlin. In the latter case. Moscow will be prepared in advance to accuse the United States of having made a failure of the conference. The record of our relations with the Kremlin has been one of contin ual broken promises by the dic tatorship. starting with the agree ment not to engage in subversion in the United States upon recog nition in 1933. No good can come from any general "negotiations” with Sov iet Russia. Even a primitive knowledge of the philosophy and operations of Communism would tell us that worn™ S” I Eisenhower, voicing opposition to “the admission of the so-called Chinese People’s Republic to the United Nations.” The petition to President Eis enhower, listing eight reasons, closes as follow’s: “The under signed Americans respectfully request the President of the United States to defend the free dom and decency of the Free World by continuing to firmly oppose the admission of the present so-called Chinese Peo ple’s Republic to the United Na tions. “They express the wish that their petition be communicated to the United Nations and the hope that their appeal for peace and freedom will be heard and supported by all freedom-loving peoples over the world.” Do Catholics Believe The Devil Q. Do Catholics still have to believe in the deml? A. Catholics still believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that its teachings are true and do not change with fashions in belief. The Catholic Church, established by Christ, teaches in His Name with his guarantee. The Bible and the Catholic Church agree in teaching that the devil STILL exists and so Catholics must believe that he does. In the Old Testament there are numerous references to the devil (e g. at the time of Adam's fall, in the book of Job. and in the life of Saul.) In the New Tes tament there are many more (Matthew 4:1 Luke 10:18 John 16:11, for example). In St. Luke's Gospel (22:31) we have Christ s warning that he will continue to attack men. Q. How can a human being be the mother of God? Do not Catholics place Mary above Jesus? A. All Christians accept the evident fact that Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ. We know that a son may rise to emi nence (e.g. royalty) above his humble mother, but she is still his mother. Christ was one per son. That one person, and no ex ample can be parallel, had two natures. HE was God and man. Mary was HIS mother. She was not just the mother of His body, of half of Him. It does not imply at all that she is superior, but that she stands in the intimate place of a mother to Christ, Who is God. Q. Where is Molokai, Damien the Lepers island? A. It is an island of the north ern Pacific group formerly call ed Sandwich Islands, now the Territory of Hawaii, Its area is 261 square miles, and it is fifth in size and population of the eight large islands. (Catholic En cyclopedia) The leper colony was on the Peninsula, a projection of land on the northern part of the island, and the expanded fa cilities are still there. Q. Are there religious orders where middle -aged women (single or widowed) may enter? A. There are definite restric tions in regard to age in most religious communities, and not a few do not accept women previ ously married. The Visitation Nuns, founded in France in 1610, does sometimes admit older can didates. For information anyone interested might write to their house in Toledo diocese (1745 Parkside Blvd., Toledo). The Grail Press, St. Meinrad, Indi ana. could perhaps supply infor mation as to other religious com munities which accept older can didates and widows. One's con fessor should be consulted in any question of vocation, and he or the pastor could likely supply information. Q. Who urns the Lily of the Mohawk? A. Catherine Tekakwitha (1656-1680), whose cause is up for canonization, is called by this name. She was an Indian girl of the .Mohawk tribe, born at Aunesville, New York, who took instructions from Jesuit mission aries in 1667. After she was bap tized she went to the Christian FATHER HIGGINS American la bor movement —by virtually refusing mem bership lo the Christian unions. The Christian unions were de clared to be ineligible for mem bership unless they would agree, in effect, to abolish their own international organization within a period of two years. This they very properly refused to do. Since that time the predomi nantly socialist staff of the ICFTU, delighted beyond meas ure that the Christian unions are still on the outside looking in. has pursued a policy of ignor ing their existence insofar as possible. Picture Non* Too Clear This policy was recently car ried to ridiculous lengths in an official ICFTU monograph on the trade union movement in France, the first in a series of ICFTU publications on the vari ous national trade union move ments. The announced purpose of this series is “to give «s clear a picture as possible of the birth, development, and struc ture of the national trade union movement, and to indicate the problems facing the trade un ions there at the present time.” The first volume in the series ("The French Trade Union Move men Past and Present” by Georg es Vidalenc) is a very interest ing book in many respects. But it certainly doesn’t provide as clear a picture as possible” of the labor movement in contem porary France. On the contrary, it provides a completely distort ed picture at the expense of th* Christian, union*. Exists? reservation at Caughnawaga, where she lived a life of extra ordinary holiness until her death. Q. What are the Rogation Days? A. They are days of special petition for favorable weather for the crops and for the remis sion of our sins. They occur on the Monday, Tuesday and Wed nesday before Ascension Thurs day (May 11. 12, 13 this year). They were introduced by Bishop Mamertus at Vienne in 469 when a great plague was destroying his people. Q. Who are mendicant friars? Where did they get the name? A. Mendicant comes from the Isatin word mendicare, meaning to beg. Friar comes from the Latin word for brother, so the mendicant friars are begging brothers. The great period for this movement was in the early thirteenth century with the founding of the Franciscans by St. Francis of Assisi and the Dominicans by St. Dominic. The Catholic Encyclopedia lists the Carmelites and the Hermits of St. Augustine as mendicant or ders too. JJ. A friend of mine says that priests should not dress differ ently than other men. Is there any Scripture text for it? A. Does this friend apply his principle to policemen, soldiers and others who dress differently than other men? While the par ticular mode of dress for the clergy is not essential and may vary with the times and the country it is important for the priest to be as a light before men. The Church to which Christ gave authority to teach has the right to decide what particular regulations should govern the life of her priests in their min istry. “For every high priest tak en from among men is appoint ed for men in the things per taining to God .” (Hebrews 5:1) and men should be remind ed of his mission by his cloth ing. There were many such reg ulations in the Old Testament priesthood and some have exist ed throughout Christian history as Christ s Church judged fitting and useful. Q. What is the difference be tween a ctbonum and a chaltce? A. The cibonum is a vessel which contains the small Hosts used for the Communion of the faithful. The chalice is generally smaller and does not have a cov er. It is used for the consecration of the Precious Blood and the priest alone receives Communion from it. Is person bound tn con science to pay when he loses a bet? A. If the object of the bet is honest, thoroughly understood and the two parties are free to dispose of the stakes such a pay ment is a real debt. There have been great evils arising from ir responsible betting throughout history, but the principle re mains that it can be a contract obliging the loser to pay. Send questions to Rev. Ed ward F. Healey, The Inquiry Cor ner, The Catholic Times, Box 636, Columbus (16) Ohio. A Propaganda Mill? The International Confedera tion of Free Trade Unions is go ing from bad to worse in its at titude toward the Christian un ions of West ern Europe. It got off to a bad start in 1949 against the better u ment of some represen tatives of the There are two non-communist labor federations in France at the present time, one Socialist (Force Ouvriere) and the other Christian (CFTC). The latter is just as large and just as influen tial as the former—even more so. in the expert opinion of many American labor representatives. Catholics and non-Catholics alike. One w’ould therefore expect an official ICFTU publication on the French labor movement to give approximately the same amount of space to each organization. In stead of that, we find that the CFTC, the Christian Federation, is politely taken care of in a couple of pages, whereas the rest of the book is a very en thusiastic build-up for Force Ouvriere, the Socialist federa tion. Show-Down Called For The author of this first volume in the proposed series of ICFTU monographs, Georges Vidalenc, is entitled to his own opinion about the relative importance of Force Ouvriere on the one hand and CFTC on the other. As an individual partisan of Force Ouvriere. he is free to write as he pleases. The ICFTU, however, was never intended to be a prop aganda mill for Socialist unions, much less a sounding board for Socialist prejudices the field of religion. If Mr. Vidalenc wants to say, for example, that ecclesiastical authorities “are always inclined to be conserva tive in outlook let him say so till the cows come home—but not under the official sponsor ship of ICFTU. The AFL and CTO, two of ICFTU** strongest affiliates, would be well advised, in our opinion, to call for a definite show-down with the ICFTU staff on this important matter. Soon er or later it must be brought home to Mr. Oldenbroek and his Socialist friends at the Brussels headquarters that the ICFTU is not the personal property of the Socialist Party. The sooner, the better—for the good of ICFTU iteelf and for the cause of inter national labor cooperation.