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The Road To
I rue Peace Lead*
Through Mary
Vol. Ill, No. 45
Classes Begin
At Watterson
September 13
Bishop Watterson High
School will open Monday, Sep
tember 13, according to an an
nouncement made this week
by Monsignor Edward F.
Spiers, Ph.D., principal of the
new diocesan school.
Four diocesan priests and
five Dominican Sisters from
St. Mary of the Springs Con
vent will comprise the faculty
for the first year. A total of
150 students have registered
for classes at Watterson High
School, which is located on
Cooke Road, one block east of
North High Street.
Tuition for the new inter-parochi
al high school, the first to be built
from funds obtained in the Frank
lin County- Development Fund
drive of last Summer, will be the
same as now prevails for the par
ish high schools.
Monsignor Spiers also announc
ed that no uniforms will be re
quired of students this year. How
ever, it is planned to design a uni
form for the use of girls, beginning
September, 1955.
A letter will be mailed later this
month to parents of students who
are registered giving more detail
ed instructions concerning the op
eration of the new school. It will
be necessary for the first few
months. Monsignor Spiers pointed
out, for all students to bring their
own lunch. This practice will be
continued until the cafeteria is
Only seven of the thirty class
rooms in the academic wing will
be open for use in September. The
other sections of the building
which house the chapel, cafeteria,
assembly hall and gymnasium will
not be completed until January.
Present plans call for no public
opening ceremonies until the build
ing is completely equipped near
the end of the school year. Follow
ing the formal dedication of the
building next spring, elaborate
ceremonies will be held to com
memorate the completion of the di
ocesan high school.
Over Third Of Students
At Tokyo U. Are Catholics
TOKYO —(NC)— The student
body at the Jesuit-conducted So
phia University here numbers
2,128, of whom 746 are Catholics,
according to latest statistics.
‘Congressional Grot States:
ence between the free world
and communism not only is
an impossibility it is a guar
antee of all-out war.
This conclusion was empha
sized by the House of Repre
sentatives’ select committee on
communist aggression at a
press conference in the Capitol
in connection with the release
of its second interim report
after conducting hearings in
Chicago, New York, London.
Munich and Berlin.
Six recommendations for win
ning the cold war were recom
mended to Congress by the com
mittee. They are:
(1.) That the President convene
an international conference of free
nations to work out an agreement
by which free non-communist na
tions, working together, will with
draw diplomatic recognition and
terminate all commercial treaties
and trade with Moscow controlled
communist governments.
(2.) That acting under the 1951
Mutual Security Act. the President
immediately establish national mil
itary units of escapees of military
age to be incorporated into NATO
forces and serve as a magnet for de
fection of unwilling military forces
behind the Iron Curtain.
(3.) That Congress enact HR
8000, known as the Political Asy
lum Act of 1954. to provide for
effective reestablishment of select
ed escapees in the free world.
(4.) That coexistence ba "clear
ly identified a* a communist
myth" and be rejected "on the
grounds that it is impossible for
a civilization based on a belief in
Almighty God, to coexist with
an aggressive criminal conspir
acy dedicated to the destruction
of civilization and the enslave
ment of all mankind."
(5.) That an international juridi
cal commission be established
within the framework of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) “so that communist crimes
perpetrated against humanity be
fully recorded and officially noted
for prosecution.”
(6.) That the committees report
and record of testimony be trans
mitted to the U.S. Ambassador to
the I nited Nations with the re
quest that they be made available
4o delegates of other nations “so
Only four short weeks from now,
approximately 23.760 school chil
dren in the diocese will be back at
their desks again trying to clear
away the vacation cobwebs and
tackling readin’, writin’ and Tith
metic. along v ith a good many oth.
er subjects.
Diocesan elementary schools
will open their doors Tuesday. Sept.
7, and the high schools will open
for business the following day.
Grade school enrollment is up to
about 18,712. including 3.944 first
graders. High school enrollment is
that the world may see the incrim
inating evidence against the inter
national conspirators who seek to
destroy nations and individuals,
religion and education, free labor,
free enterprise, free speech, free
press and freedom itself.”
Rep. Charles J. Kersten of
Wisconsin, committee chairman,
explained that the committee de
cided to release the report now
in view of the tense internation
al situation. He said the report
is the story, first hand, of what
happens to "the ordinary peo
ple" when a nation is swallowed
up by communism.
Questioned by newsmen as to
what steps might be followed in
breaking off trade by free world
countries with communist-ruled na­
newspaper divirion
Summer Daze ill Soon Give Boy ..
... To School Davs
"You moan I have to go through all those to get a high school diploma?" Little Tim Feeney, who
will enter the first grade at Rosary Grade School in September, is just a little amazed to see the tow
ering stack of text-books that he will be required to plough through by the time he is eligible for a
high school diploma. When the official School Calendar was released this week by the Diocesan
School Office, Tim got a little curious concerning the work ahead for him. When he was made to realize
that he'll get his education in small doses, things didn't look so black. He's looking forward to join
ing the 3,944 first graders who'll take their first trip to school, Tuesday, Sept. 7. Tim is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Patrick Feeney, 569 Bulen Ave., Columbus.
about 5.040.
Other important dates noted in
this year’s Official School Calendar
released this week by Father Ben
net Applegate, diocesan superin
tendent of schools, include the
Principal and Teachers meeting
scheduled for Sept. 1 and 2 the
School Lunch Workshop, Oct. 12
the High School Choral Concert,
Nov. 21 the Elementary Music Fes
tival, Mar. 20.
A new entry on the calendar
is Holy Father's Day, Mar. 12, a
day on which all school children
Coexistence With Reds Is Path To War
tions, Representative Madden ex
plained that it was not up to the
committee to devise these ways
“but the free nations had better
get together and do something
quickly.” He acknowledged that
while a break-off of trade might
go hard on some free nations, it
would “put the Kremlin on the
spot” in trying to explain to the
enslaved people the shut-off of
goods and materials. Rep. Michael
Feighan added: “We have a pres
ent problem that.needs solving. It
is up to the President and the free
nations to solve it.”
Mr. Madden-told newsmen that
the work of the committee simply
was using the greatest weapon
against communism—truth. He said
millions of people have believed
Annual Teacher Meeting
Will Be Held Sept. 1-2
The 52nd annual Columbus Diocesan Teachers’ Institute
will be held this year at St. Mary of the Springs College, Sept.
1 and 2, Father Bennett Applegate, diocesan superintendent of
schools, announced this week
The Institute, which affords teachers in the diocese an op
portunity to discuss new trends in teaching methods and to
exchange ideas, is expected to draw approximately 600 reli
gious and lay teachers from schools throughout the diocese.
One of the highlights of the ses
sion will be teacher-editor’s discus
sion of problems connected with
the instruction of reading.
The speaker will be Dorothy I.
Andrews, editor of the three sep
arate School editions of Our Little
Messenger. Catholic classroom
weeklies for the primary grades,
and the monthly Teachers’ Study
Guides. A teachers’ teacher by ex
perience, Miss Andrews will dis
cuss the values to be derived from
effective use of periodicals in the
instruction of reading, showing
how weeklies can be an integrating
force for almost every study in
the grades.
Miss Andrews came to her pres
ent work with unusual teaching
background which includes being
an elementary grade teacher a su
pervisor. and a college teacher. She
has been especially interested tn
the primary level for many years.
Her teacher-training experience in
Catholic colleges includes teaching
courses in children s literature, the
methods in teaching of reading,
educational psychology, the psy
chology of the elementary school
subjects and principles of super­
Dorothy I. Andrew*
vision. She has also supervised stu
dent teaching in Catholic parochial
schools for several years.
Miss Andrews came to the
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The catholic Times
Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, August 13, 1954
of the Jiocese will offer special
prayers for the intentions of the
The next important date in the
calendar is May 7. the date of the
annual spelling bee.
Finally, the most important date
to the youngsters, June 2. the last
day of school for high school stu
dents June 3, the last day of school
for elementary school pupils.
The complete school calendar is
carried in this week’s Times on
page 2. We suggest that you clip
it for future reference.
that communism was some sort of
theory of government, but have
learned differently alter feeling
“the cruel lash of communism”
across their backs. He said that
the committee has been “exposing
communism for what it is.” Since
placing the blame on the Russians
for the massacre of thousands of
young Polish officers in the Katyn
Forest, as the result of hearings
three years ago, Mr. Madden said
the committee “has contributed
more to the battle of the free
world against communism” than
the United Nations or any other
committee, in this or any other
The report dealt with the wide
difference between communism in
theory and in practice.
It detailed that during the hear
ings, the committee heard 122 wit
nesses and accepted more than 200
Sttmn statements from individuals
dealing with how communism takes
over a country and the tyranny it
exercises in maintaining control.
One of the witnesses was King
Michael ot Rumania, who told of
cruelties practiced on his people,
principally the aged and children,
by the communists.
"Communism is in irreconcil
able enemy of religion, whether
it be Protestant, Catholic, Jewish,
Orthodox or Moslem," the re
port said. "The committee is in
possession of documentary ma
terial relating to the persecution
of all forms of religion. Eyewit
ness testimony concerning Card
inal Mindszenty's ordeal and
show trial in Budapest was re
ceived by the committee. The
Cardinal appeared with his face
gaunt and emaciated, covered
with pink makeup to create an
impression of health he used
communist jargon as if it was
his usual way of speaking saliva
was trickling down his chin he
(Continued on Page 2)
Bishop Read) Preside* At
Funeral Of Priest's Mother
Bishop Ready presided at the
funeral of Mrs. Clara Kintz Dunn,
85. who was buried from St. Rose
Church. New Lexington, recently.
The Bishop also performed the ab
solution after the Mass which was
celebrated by Father Eugene Dunn,
son of the tate Mrs. Dunn, and pas.
tor of St. Vincent de Paul parish,
Mt. Vernon.
Besides Father Dunn. Mrs. Dunn
was sunned by four daughters
and five sons.
Tomorrow,. Saturday, August
14, is the Vigil of tha Faast of
Our Lady's Assumption into
Haavan. It is a day of complete
fast and abstinence. All parsons
savan years of aga and over are
bound to abstain. All those-be
tween the ages of 21 and 59 in
elusive are bound to fast. Be
cause this is a day of complete
abstinence no meat may be eat
en at any meal.
Guild Adopts
Resolution To
Bar (tommies
resolution declaring commun
ists ineligible for membership
was unanimously adopted at
the American Newspaper
Guild’s national convention
In another resolution the
convention’ recommended to
local chapters of the Guild that
they resist “by every means
possible any discharge or dis
cipline of Guild members on
grounds that fhey refused to sign a
loyalty oath, or that they exercised
their right of freedom expres
sion, or that they invoked the pro
tection of the Bill of Rights.
“Invocation of the Fifth Amend
ment must not be allowed to
constitute cause for discharge, nor
presumption of guilt. Guilt must
be proved.” it was stated.
A report of its Committee on
Human Rights, unanimously adopt
ed by the convention, asserted that
it was a purpose of the Guild “to
guarantee as far as it is able, con
stant honesty in the news, and to
raise the status of journalism and
the ethics of the industry.”
"If we are to be true to these
ideals," it added "constantly ex
ert pressure t- eliminate unneces
sary racial designations, to avoid
editorializing in the news, to
eliminate commercial abuses, and
to guarantee fair use of (legally)
privileged material."
The report also vrged Guild
members to be ‘active in working
against such abuses as compulsory
'loyalty oaths', black hsts. McCar
ran-Waiter Immigration Act, Smith
Act, the excesses of Congressional
committees, restrictions on peace
ful picketing and the like.” (The
Smith Act makes it a crime to con
spire to teach and advocate the
overthrow of government by force
and violence.)
Secular Paper
Praises Parochial
School System
menting on a property gift made
by a local family to the Archdio
cese of Cincinnati for a central
high school, the Springfield Sun.
secular daily here, called the pa
rochial school system “a fountain
head of Christian citizenship.”
“The parochial schools of this
city have contributed many gener
ations of valuable citizens to our
nation.” said Sun editorial. “At
the same time they have eased the
tax-supported public school burden
to an extent almost impossible to
calculate. A good parochial school
plant is not simply desirable: it is
an absolute necessity .”
The P. J. Shouvlin family gave
the larffi of their 50-year-old home,
stead lo the archdiocese.
Call For Valiant Women:
Aged Rumania
Bishop reed
Commie St vie
lease from prison of an aged
Rumanian Bishop carries with
it no indication that he will be
permitted to exercise his of
fice. At the same time it
spotlights the fact that not a
single Catholic Bishop in Ru
mania is now permitted to
carry’ out his pastoral func
The release of 83-year-old Bish
op Augustine Pacha of Timisoara
was announced here by the lega
tion of com.nunist Rumania. No
direct confirmation has so far been
received from Catholic sources in
side that country.
Bishop Pacha was sentenced to
18 years imprisonment in Septem
ber. 1951, on charges of “espion
age” and “treason.” Three years
earlier he had been “deposed”
from his diocese, which was “sup
pressed” by the Red regime.
Both before and after his
"trial" in Bucharest the Bishop
was reportedly forced to join a
slave labor gang working on the
proposed canal linking the Dan
ube River and the Black Sea.
It was reported in 1952 that the
Bishop had been injured in an
accident during the canal con
struction work. The Rumanian
legation announced that the
Bishop was released because of
ill health.
Other reports from communist
Rumania stated that the aged
Bishop had been severely mistreat,
ed during his imprisonment be
cause he persistently refused to as
sume leadership of 3 schismatic
"national Catholic Church.”
To Continue
JACKSON, Miss.—(NC)—Missis
sippi’s Goverfior Hugh White has
announced he will call a special
session of the State Legislature
Sept. 7 to consider a Constitution
al amendment to empower the
abolition of the State public school
system in order to prevent racial
integration in the schools.
The Governor made the announ
cement after a meeting with the
25-member Legal Educational Ad
visory Committee and a group of
85 Negroes from all parts of the
After the meeting, House
Speaker Walter Sillers said:
"Instead of 95 per cent for segre
gation, we have 99 per cent
against it." It was Mr. Siller* who
originally proposed the plan of a
Constitutional amendment to
abolish the public school system.
Governor White said he would
not advocate launching a building
program of Negro schools as ad
vocated by Negro leaders at the
conference “without some protec
tive measures, because ’t will not
Cornerstone Blessed For Holy Name School
Bishop Ready celebrated Pontifical Low Mass and presided at cornerstone laying ceremonies for the
new eight classroom Holy Nam* School, Sunday. Pictured above during the ceremonies are, left to right.
Monsignor John B. Donahie, pastor of Holy Name parish Monsignor John Fagan, pastor of Immaculate
Conception parish Father George Kennedy, pastor of St. Agatha parish Bishop Ready, and Father
Peter Essman recently returned from graduate studies in Rome, Italy. Construction on the one story
$184,869 project is expected to be completed let* this fall. Th* school was designed by Floyd F. Gless,
Columbus architect and is being constructed by the Sever Williams Co. of Washington C. H. Th* new
Bishop Cites Role Of omen
In Modern Day At 1). of 1. Meet
In picturing the valiant woman
of today. Bishop Ready recalled
the virtues of the "valiant woman
the woman that feareth the
Lord” of the Old Testament and
pointed out that it was her intel
lectual and moral maturity that
brought her the praise of the Lord.
“The valiant woman of Scripture
is presented as most admirable in
her personal character and in the
capable management of her own
household.” the Bishop said, but
went on to note that ‘‘in our day
she would be called upon to ren
der service, not alone in the do
mestic sphere, but in the commun
ity at large.’’
It was to the magnificent re
sults of their early realization of
the new horizons offered them
by membership in the National
Council of Catholic Women that
the Daughters of Isabella were
highly complimented by Bishop
Summarizing their record of the
past years, Bishop Ready said that
“in the Mercy of God the Daugh
ters of Isabella, by fidelity to their
own special purposes as well as by
an unselfish Catholic spirit have
huiit great and notable monuments
for the welfare of the Church and
the Nation:
"The sacrifice* of devout
Daughter* of Isabella have en
riched the Catholic University
endowments and have brought
generous aid to the Sovereign
Pontiff in his unflagging deter
mination to be indeed a Holy Fa
ther to the world's distressed suf
fering children. The Isabellan
spirit of love for Christ living
in His Church ha* multiplied
school is being erected on the site of th* 49-year-oid church-school, th* first structure to be completed In the event of ram, the services
in the North Side par$h.
‘twill be held in St. Mary Church.
There I* No
Vacation From
Your Religion
Prico Tan Cants $3.00 A Year
A call to be valiant women sources for good in the
service of the Church both in the home and in the community
was sounded by Bishop Ready in his sermon during the
Mass which opened the International Convention of the Daugh
ters of Isabella in New York Tuesday.
His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellman presided at the
Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph F. Flannelly, Auxiliary
Bishop of New York in St. Patrick's Cathedral which 1500
delegates of the organization from throughout the country
A large contingent of delegates
from the Diocese of Columbus was
present New York for the soci
ety’s four-day convention. They ac
companied Mrs. Helen T. Howard,
a member of Our l^dy of Victory
Parish here, who is tjie National
Regent of the Daughters of Isa
bella Mrs James Gilmore of Holy
Rosary Parish and Regent oi the
Columbus Circle of of I.. headed
the delegation.
magnificent gifts to the Missions
and brought hope as well as
means to the Shepherds, pastors
and Sisters laboring in the hard
difficult pastures of the Mastor
on this vast continent.
“Your personal service as well
as financial aid to essential works
of religion, education, and mercy
give evidence of your loyalty to
noble ideals in serving the least of
Christ’s flock.” the Bishop contin
ued, noting that “the Daughters of
Isabella have been the first of our
organizations to recognize on a na
tional scale the great needs of the
aging population
Devotion to the Church as a
whole and not only to some single
activity was pointed up as the
proof of the valiant spirit Of the
Daughters of Isabella by the
Bishop. You are, he told them,
"united primarily to serve the
Church and by your truly Catho
lic lives to show its beauty and
unity to this American society.”
Commenting on the present ef
forts now being expended by the
various non-Catholic church groups
in the cause of unity the Bishop
noted that Catholic organizations
have essential unity to start with.
“We are of the one Church,” he
said. “One Lord, one Christ, one
Baptism, one God and Father of
All: one sheepfold, one shepherd
one doctrine, one essential wor
ship: one altar, one Sacrifice: one
faith, one hope one undying
Christlike charity.”
Thus is denied the need to meet
to form :?.le code or to draw up
const it u’ions to establish Christian
unity, the Bishop showed noting
that any other process of unifica
tion is the “work of men ... a
unity superimposed on fact and
often out of agreement with fact.”
"Many influences, particularly
the diffusa development of the
democretic idee end ideal during
the last two centuries," Bishop
Ready explained, "have imposed
upon us all the duly of collective
end cooperative social effort. To
be effective we must now stand
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6 South Side Parishes
To Honor Virgin Mary
In Ceremonies Sunday
An estimated 5.000 Catholics from six Columbus parishes
are expected to take part in a unique Marian Year celebration
Sunday, *the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
The procession to St. Mary s Church—oldest church in
Columbus dedicated to the Blessed Mother will form at
Schiller Park Shelter House at 4 p. m. It will bl climaxed by
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament to be celebrated by Bi
shop Ready on a special altar erected in front of the S. third
St. church. The Bishop will also address the gathering.
The chief focal point in the six
block long processior will be on
a five-foot statue of the Blessed
Mother, carriea on a float by two
laymen. The’ atatue has been bor
row ed for the occasion from the
convent of the Franciscan Sisters
of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
who are stationed at St. Mary’s.
In front of th* statu* in th*
march will be a color guard from
the Catho'ic War Veterans' Co-
lumbus p«t. To the rear will ba
the laity, sisters from the six
parishes, eltar boys and th*
En route to the church, the
Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
will be recited, and two verses .of
“Ave Maria” will be sung by all.
The city has consenteo to block
off S. Third bt. between Living
ston Ave. and Schiller Park from
3:30 to 5:30 p. m.
At the special altar in front of
St. Mary's Church, pastors will
lead the assembly in the recitation
of the Litany of the Blessed Vir
gin and the Marian Year Prayer,
and in the singing of “Come Holy
Deacons of honor to the Bishop
will be Father Francis Riehl, pas
tor of St. l^adislaus Church, and
Father Albert Kessler, pastor of
Corpus Christi Church
Msgr. Edmund Burkley, pastor
of St. Mary’s will be host to the
five other South Side Parishes—
Holy Cross, St. John the Evange
list, St. Leo, St Ladislaus and Cor
pus Christi.
Although the pilgrimage in
honor of Mary is primarily plan
ned for the six parishes. Msgr.
Burkley has stressed that all
members of the clergy and laity
in the Columbus Diocese are wel
come to participate. A plenary in
dulgence can be gained during the
Marian Year by taking part in such
a pilgrimage to any shrine or
church dedicated to Mary.
Entire families are especially
urged to march in the procession.

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