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True Peace Leadn Through Mary Vol. Ill, No. 16 Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference To Convene In Columbus Jan. 26 Four Ohio prelates will come to Columbus as the guests of Bishop Ready, Tuesday, Jan. 26 to participate in the two-day mid-winter meeting of the Ohio Catholic Welfare Conference in the Neil House. Bishop Ready and Bishop Hettinger, Auxiliary of Columbus, will be the hosts o the confernce. Besides the host Bishops, the meeting will be attended by Arch bishop Karl J. Alter of Cincinnati. Bishop Emmet M. Walsh of Youngstown, Bishop George J. Rehring of Toledo and Bishop John K. Mussio of Steubenville with some fifty priests and laymen representing Ohio's six dioceses. The Ohio Catholic Welfare Con ference is a voluntary association of representatives of the clergy and laity of the Catholic Church in the state, under the direction of Ohio's six Bishops, and seeks the advancement of the spiritual and moral welfare of the general pub lic. The OfWC primarily concerns itself with the Church’s program in the fields of education, hospitals, social welfare, social action and the press. The two-day program, announc ed this week by Father John Staun ton, executive secretary of the OCWC, will get underway at 10 a. Tuesday. Private sectional meet ings on Education. Hospitals. So cial Welfare. Social Action and the Press will continue throughout the day. The general meeting is schedul ed at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and a 1 p.m. luncheon will bring the con vention to a climax. Delegates at the conference, will discuss such topics as policies af fecting education, especially the manner of providing for tremend ous increases in high school enroll ment programs in hospitals sub sidies for nursing education pro grams for the aged in Ohio, the need for sponsors of orphans and other refugees under the new Ref ugee Act and the relationship of Catholic agencies to State and community welfare programs. Other subjects to be aired at the meeting include the rising unem ployment problem in Ohio, and the proposed overhaul of the Federal Social Security System. Expected to attend from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are the Very Rev. Monsignor Paul F. Lei bold, Chancellor the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Carl J. Ryan, Education the Rev. Edward Connaughton, Educa tion the Rt. Rev. Msgr. August J. Kramer, Social Welfare the Rev. Raymond Schroder, Social Wel fare the Rev. William Hackett, Requiem Mass Is Offered For Sr. M. James, O.P. A solemn Requiem Mass was of fered at St. Mary of the Springs Tuesday for Sister Mary James O'Connor. OP.. who died Sunday. Sister James, who was born in Ireland in 1887. came to this coun try in 1912. She entered the No vitiate at St. Mary of the Springs in 1919 and was professed in 1921. She had been stationed at Holy Trinity. Somerset: St. Thomas. Zanesville, St. Mary Academy and Albertus Magnus, New Haven, Conn. Maiy Immaculate School. Ossining. N.Y., and St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus. She is survived by one sister. Miss Mary O'Connor of Ireland. Burial was in the convent ceme tery by the Egan and Ryan funeral home. Hospitals the Rev. Francis Flana gan. Social Action .he Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward A. Freking, Press the Rev. Edward J. Graham, Press Mr. Edward Dempsey, Attorney. From Cleveland: the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward Seward, Chancellor the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Clarence Elwell, Education the Rev. Richard Mc Hale. Education the Rt Rev. Mon signor Frederick Mohan, social welfare the Rev. Aloysius M. Fitz patrick, Press Mr. Joseph Gel in. Press Mr. Thomas X. Dunigan. At torney. From Columbus: the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Roland T. Winel, Chancel lor the Rev. C. Bennett Applegate. Education the Rev. William E. Kappes, Hospital the Rev. Law rence Corcoran. Social Welfare the Rev. Augustine Winkler. So cial Action the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Her man Mattingly, Press the Rev. Da vid Dennis, Press Mr. John M. Car en, Attorney Mr. John D. Connor. Attorney Mr. Charles Connor, At torney. From Steubenville: the Very Rev. Msgr. Henry B. O’Donnell, (Continued on Page 2) Grade School Teaching Plan To Be Studied A Visitation program for the el ementary schools of the Diocese of Columbus will begin Friday, Jan. 22, when first, second and third grade teachers will attend a dem onstration and discussion of teach ing methods at Christ the King School. The objective of the meeting will be to bring about greater uniform ity through a better understanding of the diocesan standards. The discussion will be conducted under the direction of Father Bennett Applegate, diocesan superintendent of schools. An explanation of the revised course of study and the reason for the changes will be presented. Re visions have been made by the Elementary Directing Committee under the supervision of Mother Mary of the Angels, S.B.S., of St. Cyprian School. Demonstrations of the phonic approach to reading will be presented by Sister Marie James, O.P., and Sister Lucina. O. P., teachers at Christ the King School. Other topics to be discussed will include the Guidance Clinic pro gress, health records, the elemen tary music festival and Marian Year activities. The Visitation program will con tinue in February when fourth, fifth and sixth grade teachers meet at St. Ladislaus School for an Eng lish teaching method discussion and demonstration under the direction of Sr. Clarence. S.C.N fifth grade teacher at St. Ladislaus. Later in February, seventh and eighth grade teachers will meet at St. Mary’ Magdalene School where Sr. Norma, O.S.F., eighth grade teacher and principal at St. Mary Magdalene, will present a demon stration of the typical English lesson. Radio Series Devoted To Marian Theme New Holy Construction of a modern, eight classroom Holy Name School, pic tured above, at 154 E. Patterson Ave., Columbus, will begin early in the spring, it was announced this week. The one-floor building of sal mon-colored brick will be erected on the site of the present 49-year old church-school. The old struc ture will be razed in mid-April. General contract for the work was awarded this week to the Some 200 members of the Cath olic Laymen's Retreat League gath ered for their annua' dinner Sun day were urged to “live their Faith in action.” The speaker was Mr. Karl Martesteck. an executive of the Great Lakes Bridge and Dock Co. of Cleveland and an ar dent retreat ant. Bishop Ready was guest of hon or at the dinner which took place at the Virginia Hotel following a Pontifical Benediction for retreat League members at St. Joseph Ca thedral celebrated by the Bishop. Mr. Martesteck posed three ques tions to be considered by those washing to live the Faith: “What am 1? Where am I going? How am I going to get there?” “Without answering these ques tions,” the speaker stated, “it is impossible for any man to lead a reasonable life. All the ‘isms’ are just someone’s false answers to these questions.” Mr. Martesteck, who is lay ad visor and faculty member of St. John’s College. Cleveland, cited secularism as the root of the leth argy of many Catholics who are failing to live their faith. There are those who think of nothing but “bodily comfort.” he said. “Such a man has little thought for anything beside routine work, eat and sleep. I should be as con cerned about the diet for my mind as I am for my body, and a great deal more for the diet my soul re ceives.” Next, the speaker scored those who are always “too busy nev er relaxing.” “We have the responsibility of showing the world what it means to be a Catholic,” he charged. “We have to carry our faith out into the world, from Mass to Mass.” He urged the League members to carry the spirit of the retreat throughout the year and suggested a reading list to the members to find “what happiness there is in our Faith.” One of the favorite features available for Sunday morning ra* dio listeners is the locally origi nated 'Hour of Holiness' program. 'The Hour of Holiness' cast is devoting its attention entirely to the Blessed Mother during the Marian Year. The weekly radio program, heard each Sunday morning at 10:30 over radio sta tion WBNS, is this year called "The Radiant Crown". The title was inspired by the Holy Fa ther's Marian Year Encyclical "Fulgens Corona Gloriai." The series tells the story of Mary's impact upon the world, her tre mendous influence throughout the centuries upon religion, art, history, music, as well as upon the hearts and minds of billions of individual people. Sunday's program will deal with the story of Fatima. Future programs will concern themselves with the story of Lourdes, Feast Days of the Blessed Mother, devotions to Mary and Shrines in honor of Our Lady, including the Nation al Shrine in Washington, DC. Pictured above are some of the cast members with Father Thom as Duffy of St. Charles Seminary, the director-producer of the se ries. Pictured, left to right, are Eleanor Porchetti, Marg Daugh erty, Ned Dunne, Jim Lang, Frank Masters and Fr. Duffy. Music for the program is under the supervision of Gertrude Kuohefuhs. The catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, January 22, 1954 Name School Planned Sever Williams Co., Washington C.H. The project will cost $184, 869.35. Designed by Floyd F. Glass. Co lumbus architect, the new fireproof school will have indirect lighting and steam heat. It will provide fa cilities for 320 students in grades one through eight. The new building is scheduled for completion by late fall, accord ing to Msgr. John B. Donahie. pas tor of Holy Name Church. When ‘Live Faith In Action’, Retreat Group Urged Included in his suggested list were several works of Frank J. Sheed, including his Theology and Sanity. Lancaster Parish Leads The secretary’s report revealed that St. Mary parish, Lancaster, led all other parishes in the "Dioceses in 1953 in the number of active retreatants. It was partly in honor of this ac complishment that Dr. James Park er, who has fostered the retreat movement in the Lancaster parish for a number of years, was named new president of the League. He is the first president of the League to be chosen from outside the city of Columbus. Dr. Parker, along with other new officers, was formally installed in ceremonies following the dinner. Mr. Louis C. Wagner of St. Mary Magdalene parish is the newly ap pointed vice-president. Mr. James Lingo of St. Catharine was chosen again as treasurer, and Mr. Ralph Kramer of Holy Rosary parish con tinues as the League’s secretary. Reds Belie1 Inroads In WASHINGTON (NC) munist menace in Guatemala Slates Senate by one of its mos “Let us not forget that this Alexander Wiley ol Wisconsin. “This is not over in Korea. This is right at our own back door. The situation in Guatemala is truly challenging. For that reason, I felt that it was my duty, as chair man of the Foreign Relations Com mittee. to bring this matter to the attention of the Senate.” Senator Wiley said “the actions of the present leaders of the gov ernment of Guatemala have been cause for deepest concern to this country and to other nations of the hemisphere and the free world We should not be diverted by the smokescreen thrown up fey the Guatemalan leaders—the con tention that the United State* is only interested in unfair treat ment inflicted on American en terprises," the Senator said. "Tn-! source of our concern is that Guatemala has bercme a serious brarhhead for international com munism in this hemisphere." (In articles written last year fcr the N.C W.C. News Service. Jaime Fonesca. editor of Noticias Cato liras, said that Red penetration of all phases of Guatemalan life is so thorough that it constitutes a direct threat to the security of the rest of the Americas.) Senator Wiley emphasized that what exists in Guatemala “is inter national communism.” “Make no mistake.” he told his colleagues. “There is no communism but the communism which takes orders from the despots of the Kremlin in Moscow.” Saying he wanted "to prove by a series of clear facts the inter locking interrelationship between Guatemalan communism and Moscow communism," Senator Wiley gave 22 questions and an swers. In this way. he brought out that communists “occupy key positions in radio, press, agrarian adminis tration and the social security sys tem” of Guatemala that the lead ers of the Guatemala communist party “have visited Moscow, some the new- school is erected, the frame building will be converted into a cafeteria. The present school, dedicated May 3. 1905, was the first structure to be completed in the North Side parish. Holy Name Church was erected in 1928 during the pastor ate of Msgr. John H. O’Neil. The school is staffed by the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs. Laymen rheology Series To Resume Monday, Jan. 25 The Theology lor laymen series will resume Monday, Jan. 25. at 8:00 p. m. in the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts following a short va cation. The series, under the auspices of the Catholic Information Center, will continue each Monday eve ning through February’ 15. Outstanding theologians from St. Charles Seminary, the Dominican House of Philosophy. St. Joseph s Priory. Somerset and the Pontifical College Josephinum, are scheduled to speak. The topics and dates for the re maining lectures follow: The General Judgment, Jan. 25 The World and the Glorified Elect, Feb. 1: The Denizens of Hell. Feb. 8 and Limbo, the Abode of the L’nregenerated Children, and Pur gatory the Purification of the Im perfect, Feb. 15. The courses are open to the pub lic and to those who have not at tended any of the four previous series. Registrations may be made at the Catholic Inforn-'atin Cen ter and the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. ed Making Guatemala A warning against the com is been sounded in the United influential leaders. is not in Europe,” said Senator of them frequently that the com munist party in Guatemala “salut ed the communist party of the So viet Union as its inspiration and as a beacon for the workers of the world that the central Comin form organization “openly adopted the Guatemalan communist party under its new name Guatemalan I^abor Party that "the govern ment's official radio and newspaper have disseminated pro-communist. anti-Lnited States propaganda for years that "communist propagan da films accusing the United States of engaging in bacteriological war fare’ have been exhibited in gov ernment buildings” in Guatemala that high government officials in Guatemala took part in a program in a government school building “to celebrate the communist vic tory over American imperialism in Korea.” “I wish to reemphasize now.” Senator Wiley continued, “that it is not just the United States alone which views the developments in Guatemala with deepest apprehen sion. It is the hemisphere as a whole and the free world as a whole.” -----------------o---------------- Solon Urges Fine* Sentence For Reds WASHINGTON- (NO—It would be made a crime to become or re main a member of the Communist Party, "or of any other organiza tion having for one of its purposes or aims the control, conduct, seiz ure. or overthrow of the Govern ment of the United States by the use of force or violence." under the terms of a bill introduced in Con gr?ss by Representative Kit Clardy of Michigan, a member of the House Ln American Activities Com mittee. The penalty would be a fine of $5,000 or imprisonment for 10 years, or both. In its action, the tribunal revers ed the judgments of the highest courts of both states. In the brief order reversing the judgments, the Supreme Court cited its 1952 ruling on the movie “The Mir acle”—which held that motion pic tures are entitled to the constitu tional guarantees of free speech and press In the “Miracle” case, however, the court said these guar antees do not give absolute free dom to show’ every sort of picture at all times and all places. In the current case, lawyers for the distributors of the foreign made “M” asked the court to de clare unconstitutional any state censorship of a film before its pub lic showing. Th* court ruling, however, in dicated there was no intention to void movie censorship as such, but rather that the tribunal viewed the standards by which the films were banned as too indefinite. This indication was pointed up by the fact that As sociate William O. Douglas join ed by Justice Hugo Black—filed a separate opinion, which while concurring in the court's action in the "M" and "La Ronde" cases said that all movie censor shin violates the 14th Amend ment. The court order overruling the two State courts was unsigned thus seven of the nine justices took no stand against movie cen sorship per se. But Associate Jus tice William O. Douglas—along with Justice Hugo Black—held in a separate opinion that the argu ment of Ohio and New York that local governments may establish censorship over films “is one that I cannot accept” because it “vio lates” the Fourtheenth Amend ment. Hold Private Viewing It wa* brought out during argu ments on the case on Jan. 6 and 7—after the justices had had a pri vate viewing of both films in ques tion—that four States in addition to New York and Ohio—Kansas. Maryland. Pennsylvania and Vir ginia—and some 50 cities have mov ie cen*orshin laws. Justice Doualas wrote in his opinion that "in this nation, ev ery writer, actor or producer, no matter what medium of expres sion he mav use, hould be freed from the censor." During oral argument on “M” and “La Ronde.” members of the supreme bench raised questions Groundbreaking ceremonies for a new St. Michael School to re place the quonset hut facilities used since September, 1948, took place Sunday afternoon. Present plans call for a new con crete block building, which will house ten classrooms, to be com pleted in time for the opening of school in September, 1964. Father John P. Byrne, pastor of St. Michael parish presided at the ceremonies. Also present were Father John Kleinz, of the Pon tifical College Josephinum, and Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Im maculate who teach at the school, as well as parishioners. The new school will be the first permanent structure to be erected on the parish property which marks the beginning of a complete parish plant building program. The new school building will cost $272 500. Of that amount has been pledged through parish Ohio Film Censorship Stands Despite Court’s Decision On Movie ‘M’ WASHINGTON (NC) The Supreme Court, without banning film censorship as such, ruled unanimously that censors in Ohio and New York had acted improperly in banning two controversial movies. The films involved were “M.” barred in Ohio on grounds it was harmful to the public, and “La Ronde,” labeled immoral by New Yo k State censors. concerning the “measuring rod” used by state censors in evaluat ing motion pictures, such as the interpretation of the word “im moral.” It was apparently on grounds that such terms as “im moral,” and “tending to promote crime” are too indefinite that the court based its action. Film Condemned Meanwhile the Legion of Decen cy evaluated the RKO-Radio pro duction. "French Line”, in Class —condemned and charged that the studio had broken a written New Schools Erected At Record Pace WASHINGTON (NC) Dur ing a record breaking year for all kinds of building activity, religious and private school construction during 1953 increased vastly over that of recent years, the VS. De partments ot Commerce and Labor reported. The report stated that all types of construction during 1953 total ed $34,800,000,000. the highest vol ume recorded during the 39 years in which the two agencies have been recording the data. Construction by religious insti tutions during the year amounted to $474,000,000. which compares with $399,000,000 in 1952 the re port said, a 19 per cent increase. Private educational building last year totafed $425,000,000. a 21 oer cent increase over the $351,000 000 expended during 1952. accord ing to the report The report noted that due to, priority on materials, religious building and private school con struction slumped to annual ex penditures ranging from $6,000, 000 to $31,000,000 during the World War II years. The 1953 religious and private building upsurge from a percent age standpoint exceeded a jump in the’ total construction of all types, which was seven per cent. Educational construction financ ed by public funds totaled SI.742. 000.000 in 1953. Less hampered by material controls during the last few years, public educational build ing jumped only eight per cent, in contrast to backlogged private edu cation s 21 per cent imp. 10 Classroom Building Bejitin At St. Michael Father John P. Byrne, pastor of St. Michael parish, is shown turning the first shovel-full of dirt •t ground-breaking ceremonies Sunday for a new ten classroom parish school building. The new struc ture will replace the Quonset hut facilities that have been used since September, 1948. Shown with Fathr Byrne is Father John P. Kleinr, of the Pontifical College Josephinum, Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate who teach at the school and parish members. subscriptions The additional funds are being raised through parish ac tivities. St. Michael parish was establish ed in February, 1946, and in April of that year a seven-acre tract of ground was purchased, including the historic Stinchcomb home.which was the center of all parish activi ties until the Quonset church and school building was erected in 1948. On the land surrounding the Stinchcomb home, were the build ings of the original Kenyon Col lege. which was transferred to Gambier shortly after its founding at Worthington. When the school and church w ere moved into the Quonset build ing. the home was turned over to the Sisters as a convent. The growth of the parish was rapid. In 1946. there were 44 pupils in six classes At present there are $92,000 246 pupils in eight grades. Plans for the new two-etory Remember The Chair Of Unity Octave, Jan. 18-2.5 Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year promise to withdraw the picture from public circulation pending inferences about revisions in the picture. Producer Howard Hughes released the picture without the seal of approval of the movie in dustry's Production Code authority. The Legion seid that "French Line" was to have been with drawn from public showing in St. Louis, where it had its pre miere, by Jan. 18 for the revi sion conferences, but that the film continued its run on that date. The film will continue its run “for the moment.” an RKO spokes man said. He said he couldn’t say at this time that a revision of the movie would be made RKO Undecided The RKO spokesman said he “couldn't say" if the movie would show in other theaters in the country. RKO has not broken off conferences with the production code administrators, he contended. Asked if he would confirm the report that Jane Russell, star of the movie, said there were sequen ces in the movie of which she did not approve, he said: “That is true Miss Russell said there were scenes that she thought would be cut, and was surprised when they were not cut.” -----------------O--------------- to Masses Jan. 29 To Honor Patron Saint Of Diocese Special Masses will be offered in all parishes of the Diocese next Friday, the Feast of St Francis de Sales the patron of the Columbus Diocese Announcement of the Masses was made this week by Bishop Ready, who declared: “The day should be made an oc casion for united prayer on the part of priests and people not only for the sanctificaton of our indi vidual lives, but for the growth of the hurch in thi* See through the conversion of those who are now outside the fold.” Bishop Ready, in a letter to all pastors pointed out that participa tion in the Mass “will render ade quate heartfelt thanks to Almighty God for the manifold blessings re ceived under the patronage of St. Francis, and will be the most effi cacious petition to insure our fu ture needs” school building call for four large classrooms, six smaller c»a srooms, an all purpose m. health room, school cafeteiia. kitch.cn. full basement for social activities and several storage rooms. The build ing will me s” 162.6 feet long by 58.6 feet wide. Ramsey. Croce and Abbot drew up the plans for the new schooL The General Maintenance and En gineering Co. is the contractor. Ed ward A. Werner, joint owner and superintendent of Genera! Mainten ance and Engineering, is a mem ber of St. Michael parish. When the project is completed the present parish social hall in the Quonset building will be used for additional church seating capacity. Fr. Byrne said that removal of the wall between the social hall and the church will double the seating capacity to more than 400 persons.