Plaintiff is the Rev. J. C. Rawl
ings, 79, who heads a Kentucky
group called “Friends of Public
Schools"—a unit of the nationwide
P.O.A.U. (Protestants And Other
Americans United For Separation
of Church and State).
The suit holds that because
nuns wear religious garb and. in
some cases, teach in public school
buildings rented from the Catho
lic Church, the schools “by reason
of those practices” are sectarian.
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Kentucky Suit Asks Ouster
Of Nuns In Public Schools
P.O.A.U. Says Ministers OK
Archbishop Keeps Hands Off
FRANKFORT. Ky. (NO Ouster of 85 nun-teachers
from Kentucky public schools has been asked in a suit by a
retired Methodist minister.
The suit asked Franklin County Circuit Court to prevent
the sending of State school funds to districts which employ
nuns as teachers or provide trans
portation for parochial school stu
When P.O.A.U. first went into
action in Kentucky, a group visit
ed Archbishop John A. Floersh
of Louisville and asked him to
remove all nuns from public
schools. The Archbishop said that,
as a Bishop, he had no right to
interfere in the administration
of the Kentucky public schools.
P.O.A.U. then asked Kentucky
Attorney General J. D. Buckman,
Jr., to file a suit against county
school boards that hire nuns. He
refused, stating he saw no evi
dence that the teaching nuns
were violating the law.
The Kentucky suit, filed for
Rev. Rawlings by Attorney Eugene
Siler -who also is legal advisor to
the P.O.A.U. unit listed six
county boards ot education in
which he claimed there are vio
lations of the principle of church
and state and violations
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garb, the wearing of religious sym
bols ano the manner ol life lol
lowed by them" and that the nuns
ha\e segregated Catholic pupils
from non-Catholies each day for
the purpose of religious instruc
It stated that the nuns are
vowed to obedience to the Catho
lic Church which “has its head
quarters at the Vatican in Rome,
Italy, and maintains an interna
tional hierarchy of governing
church officials, all under a su
preme ruler known as the Pope or
Roman Pontiff ."
Charges of abuses in the six
counties listed have not yet been
Protestants And Other Ameri
cans United, while seeking to block
tax money from public schools that
employ nuns or rent buildings
from the Catholic Church, were
informed by .Mark Godman. head of
the Kentucky State Bureau of In
struction, that tax support also
goes to public schools which ha\e
Protestant Church connections.
Challenged by The Record, Cath
olic newspaper of Louisville, to
take an interest in cases “other
than those where Catholic institu
tions can be made the defendants.”
The suit said that the
not read from the Bible
the public schools "as required
State law” that the nuns teach sec
tarian doctrine in the public schools
“by reason of their distinctive
It's alright for ministers to
serve as public school teachers
or officials since they on't "pro
mote sectarian interests." But
the Roman Catholic Church has
been found guilty of the "worst
infractions" in that regard.
Following a recent POAU nation
al board meeting. Glen L. Archer,
the group's executive director, an
nounced that the board had direct
ed him “to keep a straight course"
and add Protestant schools receiv
ing State aid as parties defendant
Mr. Archer said he Is now in
vestigating Kentucky schools, but
will not press charges against
Protestant-connected schools that
show they arc “in good faith” in
complying with the POAU yard
stick of just what is sectarian in
To Be Seen On
TV Catholic Hour
On Sunday, Nov. 1, “Lucifer” will
make an appearance on “The Cath
olic Hour,’’ produced by the Na
tional Council of Catholic Men. He
will be seen locally on WLW-C, at
9:00 a. m.
Of course, the devil will not ap
pear personally, but he has been in
no little way responsible for the
inspiration of the fourth in a ser
ies of TV plays adapted from the
works of contemporary Catholic au
thors which are currently being
presented on the “Catholic Hour”
This Sunday's play, entitled “Lu
cifer At Large” is a modern moral
ity, ingeniously conceived by the
author. Frank Ford, to depict the
dramatic struggle for salvation be
tween man and Satan. Mr. Ford is
a graduate of Fordham and the
Catholic University. The Drama
Department of Catholic University
has produced his full length play
of diabolical possession, entitled
“Kingdom of the Blind.”
St. Mary Hallo reen Party Set
Exclamations of surprise and expressions of pleasant antici
pation are mirrored in the faces of Christie Sauer, Tom Dunn and
Pat Fix as they sneak-preview the preparations in progress for the
Hallowe'en Festival scheduled for Saturday, .Oct. 31, at St. Mary
parish, S. Mohawk st., Columbus. The gala affair, in which both
grade and high school students of St. Mary school will take an active
part, is under the direction of assistant pastor, Father Francis X.
Schweitzer. A variety of booths and fun concessions is planned to
insure plenty of excitement. Proceeds will go toward improvements
in the grade and high school buildings and athletic equipment.
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Downev Heads Newly Formed K of Unit
The first Knights of Columbus Council to be organized on the North Side has received its char
ter and elected officers. Those who played a prominent role in the first meeting were (left to right)
Cliff Scheuer, financial secretary Leo Kletzly, chairman Larry Kendall, degree committee Thomas
M. Dowd of Kenior, state advocate Don Brown, entertainment committee Larry N. Rogers, Warren,
State deputy William Downey, n*wly elected Grand Knight, and Victor Paul in charge of the second
and third degree.
William P. Downey of 275 Blen
heim Rd., Columbus, has been,
elected to head the 154-member
Knights of Columbus Council No.
3727. The new council, the third in
the city, also received its charter
at the meeting.
A member of Immaculate Con
ception Parish, Downey formerly
belonged to Councils 3828 and 400.
He was installed as grand knight
of the North Side organization by
Paul Lynch, district deputy.
The new council will meet
twice monthly at Our Lady of
Peace Parish Hall. Date of the
next session has not been set.
Other new officers are Leo J.
Kletzly deputy grand knight: Law
John P. Dorsey, jr., recording sec
retary Clifford H. Scheuer. treas
urer Dr. Harold A McCabe, inside
guard Joseph A. Rodgers, jr.. out
side guard: and Arthur J. Prcdner
gast, jr. advocate.
T. Kendall, chancellor
J. Hoppenyan. warden:
Dorsey, jr., record ini
Trustees are Frank E. Bennett,
Donald D. Brown, and Msgr. Gil
bert F. Schmenk ol the Pontifical
North Side men who wish to
join the council should contact
one of the officers or write the
organization at P.O. Box 3526.
Beechwold Station, Columbus, 14
Mav They Rest
BLOCKSON, Grace M., 81. Corn
ing. October 20, St. Bernard's
Church. Survivors: Four sons, four
daughters, two brothers, twenty
nine grandchildren and thirty
COYLE. Mary C.. 50. Portsmouth.
October 17, Holy Redeemer Church.
HAYES. Cornelius. 62. 821 N.
Fourth St.. Columbus, October 20.
Sacred Heart Church.
WHITMER. Nellie. 74. 60 E. Nor
wich Ave., Columbus. October 21.
Holy Name Church,
ton. October 20.
A.. 65, Wells
Church, Columbus. Survivors Two
sisters and four brothers.
TOTARO. Joseph. 70. Marion. Oc
tober 22. St. Mary s Church. Sur
vivors: his wife. Grace, two sons,
two brothers, two sisters and a
NOLAN, Albert P.. 71, 207
Guernsey Ave., Columbus. October
22. St. Mary ^lagdalene Church.
Survivors: Hjs wife. Fredrica. nne
son. one daughter, a brother and
HOYT. John. 67. Toledo. October
22. Holy Family Church, Columbus.
Survivor: one sister.
FRECH. George. 76, 719 E. Whit
tier St.. Columbus, October 24.
Holy Cross Church. Survivor: his
JILES, Mary E., 75, 137 E. Mor
rill Ave., Columbus, October 24.
St. Leo’s Church. Survivors: two
daughters, two sons, one brother,
six grandchildren and two great
Spain to Honor St. James
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Of Interest to Catholics
Saturday, Oct. 31
WHKC, Columbus, 6:45 p.m.—
Sunday, Nov. 1
WRFD, Worthington, 10:45 a.m.
—The Hour of St. Francis
WOSU. Columbus, 1.30—People
and Places—I. Keith Tyler,
professor of radio education
at Ohio State University, in
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WHKC, Columbus, 7.00 p.m.—
Ave Maria Hour
WNXT. Portsmouth. 8:15 p.m.—
WNXT. Portsmouth, 10:15 p.m.
—Hour ot St. Francis
Sunday, Nov. 1
WLW-C. Columbus. 9:00 a m.—
Catholic Hour—Final presen
tation in a series of dramati
zations ot the works of con
temporary Catholic writers.
WBNS-TV, Columbus. 10:00 a m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
WTVN, Columbus. 8:00 p.m
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