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12—THE catholic times Friday, Apr. 30, 1954
Geneva Meet Perils China Missionaries UNION CITY. N. J. —(NCi— Communist China is ready ing itself ‘to pull a squeeze play” by using Americans still in China as bargaining pawns” at the coming Geneva con ference, Bishop Cuthbert M. O'Gara, C. P., of Yaunling, China, has warned. This information was termed au thentic by the Bishop in a letter to the Passionists’ Eastern provincial headquarters here. The prelate, who was expelled from China by the Reds last year after 22 months in prison, had been in Romp loi the last three months where he conferred with His Holiness Pope Pius XII on the situation of Catho lic missionaries in China He re turned to the United States early this month. In his letter, Bishop O'Gara said he received word from one of his priests who is under “house ar rest” in the China interior The letter, written partly in semi-code, relayed a threat to all Americans in China by the Reds regarding the coming Geneva conference, "I think the mattar should bo brought to tho attention of the U.S. delegation,” tho Bishop wrote, The “semi-code’’ portion of the letter stated: "Now that the boys in the striped pants are going Ge nevawards—well that will put us in more proximate relation to wear, ing a striped suit in your old school upstreet as one of your old teach ers told us ‘any monkeyshines by your dull pupil we will make mon keys out of you three and ‘he other hundred ikites’—so they really in tend to get front seats at that place at the end of 42nd Street.” The Bishop wrote that trans lated, it means: "Now that the diplomats are going to Geneva, it will put us in greater danger of wearing prison garb in the jail where you were confined, as one of the prison heads told us 'any monkeyshines by Dulles and the other hundred American* still in Chine since they intend to use every method to gain a seat in the United Nations.” (Americans are referred to as "ikites” pre TV PULPIT DIALOGS by Two Paulist Fathers Watch Channel 4—WLW-C Sunday at 9 A. M. lumably after President Eisen hower's well known nickname.) Bishop O'Gara characterized this as a “direct threat.” He said that three American Passionist priests, under “severe” house arrest in Yuanling for more than three years, have been warned person ally. He wrote that two other Ameri can Passionists are in prison, one for more than 28 months, and their whereabouts is unknown. Another American Passionist reached the border of Hong Kong six months ago but was taken back into Red China and now is confined at Changsha, the capital of Hunan, “under circumstances which can not be ascertained.’ "Such a threat will have ser ious consequences for them," Bishop O'Gara wrote. He added: "This information comes directly from the place where I myself was imprisoned by the Chinese communists and from a prison of ficial who worked me over dur ing my two years of imprison ment. It certainly should be brought to the attention of those who will represent America and Americans held and threat ened by the Reds in China—at the Geneva meeting.” Bishop O'Gara twice faced death during his years in China. In World War II, he was taken pris oner by the Japanese at Hong Kong and, with other missionaries, was lined up before a firing squad, but word of the surrender of Fort Stanley in Hong Kong brought by a runner to the Japanese command er, stayed the execution at the last moment. In 1950. he was placed under “house arrest” by the communists who overran his diocese. Later in lhe presence of a jeering crowd he was stripped of his clothing and marched under military escort to jail. Alter 22 months in prison, his communist captors feared that he would die on their hands and re leased him. 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Matters Stand------------- Joe Breig Sas. The Movie Ad Code Burlesque theater advertising to day is in many cases less immod est than much movie advertising. That simple fact dramatizes the laxity into w i Holly. WOOfi ha* fallen ,n 'he matter A if observing and I enforcing its V ,wn Production W'C ode and Ad vertising Code. jL The Advert is mg ode says: iwil “Good taste shall be the guiding rule of motion picture advertising.” Pick up your newspaper, turn to the movie page, and treat yourself to a sardonic laugh. The Ad Code also pledges that all advertising will “conform to fact” and “scrupulously avoid all misrepresentation.” Have another laugh. In subscribing to the Ad Code, the producers promised “compli ance with these principles without reservation.” Look around you. Ixiok at the movie ads and publicity releases. Observe what methods are used to plug what stars. Consider the wild exaggerations, the •super-colossal” tub thumping, the emphasis on im modesty, the exploitation ot the alley-cat lives and attitudes of ac tors and actresses, the general at mosphere of degeneracy that is created. Vet the producers pledged them selves to use their art to promote spiritual, moral, social and intel letfual progie--. Thai what lhe* said. It's right there in the Code apparently lor laughs. Is is any wonder that many peo ple are staying away from the mov ies altogether? It's just too much trouble to go pawing through the morass in search of the worthwhile put ui es. In the Preamble of the Code, the producers asked for “sympathetic understanding” and “cooperation" allowing them "freedom and op portunity” to “bring the motion picture to a still higher level of wholesome entertainment.” What have they done with their freedom? Here are some of the principles laid down in lhe Code to govern movie production: Evil must not be made attrac tive, nor good unattractive Evil must be portrayed plainly as wrong, and good as right. Correct standards of life shall be presented. ’lhe baser emotions shall not he stimulated. Neither natural nor human law may be ridiculed. Crime shall not be presented in such fashion as to inspire imita tion. or ju*titv criminals, oi teach crime methods. I e of liquor should never be excessively presented nor treated as material for laughter, noi he allowed to arouse passion or morbid curiosity, nor be made to seem right and permissible ft must not be detailed in method and man ner There shall be no undue expos me of bodies. Those are the things the produc ers promised In view of their per Be Loyal To Our Advertisers formance. what can we think of the value of their word? Here's another pledge contain ed in Section II of the Production Code: “The sanctity of the institution of marriage and the home shall be upheld.” To what extent has Hollywood kept that promise? The motion picture public, the producers assured us, does not consist in audiences “more or less conditioned to the suggestive and the sensational.” Maybe not but the producers seem to have overlooked few op portunities to reduce the movie public precisely to those so condi tioned. Cpon what actors and actresses do the studios today lavish public ity and money? The decent, self respecting. intelligent ones? No apparently the way for a girl to get along in the movies nowadays is to get herself involv ed in an unsavory scandal, or at least to demonstrate publicly that she has neither manners nor mod esty. Once she has done that, the studios snap her up and proceed to make a star of her, whether or not she can act. and whether or not she has a brain in her head. “There is no real substitute,” says the Production Code, "for self government in industry.” That's the producers talking. If what they are doing is “suc cessful self-government,” then clearly the time has come for some other kind of government of Holly wood and the movies. FRITZ'S CARRY OUT REER AND WINE 297 E. Main St. Newark, O. Ph. 54391 INSURANCE Specializing In AUTO INSURANCE Hospital Life Surety Bonds Burglary Fire insurance Harry L. Sturman Insurance Phone 9050 35 Philmont Ave. Newark, Ohio I KNOW GLASSWARE "Gifts for Every Occasion" Factory Closeouts Wide Selection Half Price Or Less! 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