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The Road To
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, January 22, 1954
Name School Planned
Sever Williams Co., Washington
C.H. The project will cost $184,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
Solon Urges Fine*
Sentence For Reds
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
-----------------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
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

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