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Friday, November 19. 1954 THE CATHOLIC TIMES Published Every Week by The Catholic Times Inc Columbus. Ohio NOTICE: Send All Changes of Address n O Box 636 Columbus Ohio Executive and Editorial Offices: 246 E Town Street. Columbus 15. Ohio Address all communications for publication to P. O Box 636. Columbus 16. Ohio Telephones: CA 4-5195 CA 4-5196 Price of The Catholic Timex in per year. All •uhscription* should be presented to our office through the pa (tor* of the narishee Rcwttar.eee should be made payable to The Cath olii Timee. Anotiymouw rommumralionx will he diaregarded We do not hold oureelve* responsible for any view* W opinion* expressed in the communications of our co—erpondents Entered a* Second Class Matter at Poet Office C-'umbus. Ohio. St. Francis de Sales. Patron of the Cathnhe Press. Fray for us! This Paper Printed by Union Labor The Need Is Now The announcement this week that ihc children and the Sister^ who care for them ai St. Vincents Orphanage were to get a new home brought joy to all those who had any part in providing the neces sary funds to accomplish this great work. The love of and solicitude for little children arc things close to the heart of our Divine I*ord as we have been shown time and again in he Gospels. It is not from sinful pride but rather from a realiza lion of our furtnerance of a work so close to the heart of Christ that our joys spring. For nearly eighty years St. Vincent’s has been haven of refuge for Christ’s little ones who, for one reason or another, were deprived of home and parents. Their plight and the great and good thing that was and is being done for them by the good Sisters at St. Vincent's are emphasized when we ihink of our own homes and parents We who have been so fortunate in having a good home and loving parents can never adequately understand how sin-.ularly we have been blessed. The loving care and solicitude of the Sisters at St. Vincent s for their little guests has been an in «pinng sight jn the midst of our community. Their lives are dedicated to this important and cherished part of Christ’s work among us. Their love and devotion has never failed. Knowing them, it never will. It is of the unfailing Spirit, the love of one member of Christ’s Mystical Body for another. Buildings, though, are different. They do wear nut and become out moded. Generation after gen oration nf happy little people have, along with the natural deterioration of brick and mortar, worn out these stately but tired old buildings. Under the interested direction of Bishop Ready, long range plans were instituted Io remedy this sit nation and were included in goal set for the Dioce an Development Fund Campaign with the two high schools for our youth. On the basis of the pledges given at that time the plans are now about ready to become a reality. If for any reason, any of us have become slack in our original intention, this week's announcement should bring us up short and effect in us a renewed determination to fulfill our pledge. The need is apparent. The time is now. A Prayerful Thanksgiving Next Ihur-day. turkeys chicken'- cranberry •auee. pumpkin pie and all the other mliday foods will he set upon the table, as we all join with the rest of the nation in the celebration of Thanksgiv mg. Jt will be indeed a feast, reminiscent rtf the first celebration in 1621 by the Pilgrims, who took ’ime out ’or three days to give thanks to God for the blessings of the year. But unlike earlier celebrations, this Thanks givrng day will he essentially a prayerful one. It will serve to remind all Americans to thank God that political unrest, hunger, and fear of invading atmies is not prevalent in the United States. In line with the profoundly religious significance of he holiday, the annual Thanksgiving Mass, estab shed in the diocese by Bishop Ready, will be cele hiated Thursday noon in St. Joseph Cathedral. A pecial prayer will he said at the Mass for en lightened leadership of mu religious and civil an Ihonties. Also emphasizing the religious aspect of thr holiday, Governor Lausche this week issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation tor our state, urg ing everyone to “manifest giatitude to the I-ord whose goodness and generosity to this great nation and state have been boundless. “May we all, through virtue in our live and through the respect and charity we show (or our fellow men. including our brothers in other lands, be worthy nf Gods continuing benevolence and goodness toward us.” Governor Lausche urges Ohioans to count then blessings and “turn tn our Creator with humble and aincere gratitude lxt us turn again to our in dividual places of worship so as to find our strength (instantly renewed by the inspiration and guidance o be found only in religion." While it is highly commendable to thank God n Ihis special day, Catholics arc aware that one day foes not suffice. Realizing that everything we nave -our homes, health, happiness, our religion comes from Almighty God, we will do well tn wake every day a personal Thanksgiving, Christmas Seal Sale Wet the ropes? Centuries ago in Rome a group of workmen •n front of the Vatican were trying tn lift a huge ■one upon a pedestal Every resource of man power “as exhausted The ropes were taut. Still the gran ite stood, bare inches from the ground. Suddenly an old sailor -houted "Wet the tope'’ They did, and the shi inking was tost enough to lift the huge object the remaining distance. When you buy Christmas seals you air vetting ’hr rope*. to make he prevention of tubercu losis a sure thing. Ftee chest Xiays imore than HO.tXM) last year, ’•eluding students at eight atholic high schools medical research programs to restore former TR patients to productive lives educational and rgulative programs to fight TR all these life saving services Christmas seals are providing day in, day out, in Franklin county, through your Tu berculosis Society. The once-a-year Christmas seal sale (November 22 to December 24) is the society’s only financial support. Tuberculosis is still the number one public health problem in the country. Last year, 692 new cases M*re reported in Franklin county alone So buy all ’he Christmas seals you can. Use them on every piece of mail. Share Your Thanksgiving One* again the Catholic*, of the I niter.’ Stair' til open their hearts «nd their closets to warm re enld bodir' of their suffering brethren through nut the world Thanksgiving week, for the Mxth time a Thanksgiving Clothing Collection fnr Rehi geej and Victims of War will be conducted in the Dioceses of our country- We arc given a heartrending eye w lines' account nf 'he suffering of hundreds of men "omen and .■ tdren hn have been able to escape through the “nn-Curtain We hear hn« the refugee*, frnm the 1 rhting in ’ndo-China and Korea have nothing hut 1 I the clothes on their backs. As winter sweeps down nn these unfortunate people, w’e are asked in the name of Christian Charityto help. The Catholic Times is certain that all of us in the Diocese of Columbus will do our share. This year a special appeal is made for clothing for priests. The poverty of the people prevents them from giving their generous support to the Church in the countries which have been overrun by thr armies. The congregation of refugees outside the Iron Curtain presents not only a serious problem to the Church in providing priests to minister to the people but likewise presents serious problems of support. Even behind the Iron Curtain it is possible to give a minimum of help to the priests who have remained with the people who are now being per secuted for their faith. These priests also need our help. Our Lord has told us that we cannot close our hearts to our brothers who need our help. We know that the priests and laity of the Diocese will do their generous share in the Thanksgiving Clothing Appeal as they have in all the campaigns in the past. usl Among Ourselves Passing Comment Considered or Inconsiderate A recent TV production gave to the enlightened citizenry of America a dose of dramatics straight out of the madhouse. An angel, female, laid aside her wingt to engage in flirtatious hanky-pank with a personable young lug, and finally tn marry him. The angel, it seems, was bored with her celestial duties, and preferred marital bliss on earth, complete with mink coat and two-tone convertible. Now, the constant effort of dramatists to find new situations for the invariable plot of lovers and their tribulations, is understandable. But the thing ought to be done within the bounds of decency, taste, and seemliness. And the dramatist ought to have some faint notion of what he is writing about. Perhaps we Catholics, who have knowledge of angels and of our privilege to honor God in them, do not speak clearly enough and often enough about these marvelous creatures. Certainly, the non-Catho lic world is vague enough about them. Or perhaps vague is not the word idiotically wrong is a phrase nearer the mark. Firs’ of all, angels have no bodies. Therefore angels have neither sex nor wings. "A female angel lays aside her wings” is a short sentence yet it contains three prodigious errors. It says that angels are bodily beings, with sex, and wings. Of course, angels are nothing of the sort. A book of quizzes asks this question. “Is an angel a biological possibility?” The answer given is, quite properly no, since biology is the laboratorian science of organisms, that is, living bodies, and a “biological possibility" would be a possible organism. The question really means, “Can a spirit be a body?” And manifestly the answer is no, Rut the quiz book knows nothing of spirits. It assumes an angel means an organism. Its answer to the question about ’be possibility of angels is a dandy. The book says that an angel is a biological impossibility because it would have to possess a breast bone protruding four feet to give balance and “purchase” to its wings. What a thing is science! The utter absurdity of the quiz book's answer does not prevent one’s wondering how the scientist arrived at his conclusion about the precisp length nf the angelic prow. It seems that to know this fact one would have to know the size of the angel and its weight. Maybe, as Mark Twain would say, it would be a good thing to know the angel’s na tionality too. The fact is that an angel is a pure spirit. And a spirit is not a kind of shadowy body. A spirit is not a body at all. It has neither weight nor dimen sion. It occupies no space. An angel is said to be in a place when it exercises its powers there. Rut it is not a thing with quantity. The spirit that is called the human soul is def initely in the human body, and it constitutes the oody as an existing body of the human kind Man ■s a wondrous compound of matter and spirit, the only thing nf his kind in the universe But the soul is not in the body as a hand is in a glove. It is not merely inside the body as the internal organs are inside the hody. It is in the body in the sense that if is compounded with matter tn constitute the human substance. It is in the body somewhat as hydrogen is in water. Yet even Webster seems to suggest in his defin ition of soul that it is a kind nf inner fog-man with shadowy arms and legs inside the fleshy members nf a human hody Nothing could be more mislead ing nothing could be further from the truth, We live in a bodily world, and we get all our knowledge from bodily beginnings, that is, from the findings of the outer senses. We cannot come face to face, so to speak, with spiritual substance. Rut we can understand w hat spiritual substance means. For we have a mind or intellect hy which we rise from sense-findings to the knowledge of things non material. We cannot grasp by our senses what is meant by unity, goodness, truth, loyalty, patriotism, friendship yet we do know what these things arc And we can rise from our knowledge nf bodily being to knowledge of non-bodily being, from organic substance to non organic living suh stance, that is. from organism to spirit. The V show, and the quiz book, and maybe even Webster, seem to assume that we cannot reach an understanding of what spiritual substance means. Rut we can. And it is an insult to human intelli gence to assume that we cannot. It is an affront to hu man sanity to present the figure of an angel, a spiritual substance, as a hody with wings. The TV idiocy gave a new twist to the nonsense in making the wings detachable. The TV play also portrayed the absurdity of an angel bored with its heavenly assignments An angel looks upon God in heaven. It is constituted in full perfection and fulfillment of its intellectual being that is, it possesses perfect .eatitudc or happiness. This complete happiness is changeless, unhoring, not subject to weariness or routine. To this same happiness man aspires by the whole drive of his nature, but he requires (as indeed does an angel) supernatural aid to achieve it, and he cannot achieve it this side of heaven. And heaven is not a place for boredom or dissatisfaction. The sad mistake of these material representa tions of things non material, and of interpreting perfect fulfillment in terms of material experience is inevitable in authors and playwrights who will not take the trouble to learn what they are writing about. And sn the art of novelist and dramatist i« turned tn a powerful instrument fnr the dissemin ation nf calamitous error. The materialistic world supposes that anybody can joke about angels—even when nobody actually sees the joke. It is blandly assumed that in a world where the main business of life consists in having the right car and being sure with Schuysterhouse, nobody need be sure or right in knowing what angels are. or what they are for, or why we ought to know them, and love them, and seek their aid in getting on tn heaven Anri this bland as sumption is a deep injury to the human soul. e 1 Wil 1 7' WASHINGTON LETTER WASHINGTON—Fourteen for mer students at Georgetown Uni versity here will occupy seats in the 84th Congress when it or ganizes in January, 1955., This announcement oy the Uni versity’s press focuses attention upon a phenomenon t,hat is pecul iar to .he Capital, and one that is probably causing some an xiety in the present time. Each year, for as long as any one can remember, a great num ber of young men have come here from the States, to get jobs and to study while they work. Some of these young men work in the offices of Senators and Congressmen, others hold gen eral patronage jobs at the ..U.S. Capitol building (running eleva tors, sorting mail, etc.), others w'ork “downtown" ih Government departments, and still others find private employment. Then, assured a means of live lihood and money for tuition, they enroll in one of the several colleges and universities here, seeking degrees, notably in law. Georgetown, conducted hy the Jesuits and the oldest Catholic college in the United States, has traditionally attracted a consider LOHS F. RLDENZ A Big Job Scarcely were thr Congres sional elections over when the Communists began to move. On the Friday following the nation al contest (No vember 5) the Daily Worker ran a full col um editorial, containing in structions about the first step which must he push ed the new Congress. 11 was, of course, the abolition of the House Com mittee on Un-American Activi ties and the Senate Sub-Commit tee on Internal Security. The “witch-hunting expeditions” of these two committees into inves tigation of subversion must cease, the Red organ decreed. This immediate movement by the fifth column against “the Red menace drivel” is in accord ance with the commands they received from Stalin long ago, that they must always set the pace and “never lose tempo." They hope to get the advantage thereby over patriotic Ameri cans. Their drive within Con gress to end the “witch hunt ing" committees has been the first measure upon which the Reds have been set, in the “line” which has been unfolding during the past several years. Those Americans who wish to preserve this country from fur ther Communist inroads can be come as active as the Soviet fifth columns.The very closeness of the political contest in so many states presents a unique oppor tunity for a strong non-partisan moral force to exercise influence. And that influence can be in the direction of continuing the present committees, urging that they be carried forward with even more vigor than in the past. "Hippodrome Stunt*" We can be stimulated to da much about this because of the statement^ which Representative Give Thanks By Giving I I Capital Colleges Produce Leaders able number of these young men to its law school. A lot of these men, especially those who get jobs at the Capitol or in Government departments, learn a great deal about govern ment while earning theif degrees. Many of them return home, enter politics and come back to Wash ington as. legislators or Govern ment officials. Michael V. Di Salle, who was to come back to this city as U.S. Director of .Trice Stabilization in 1950, took la law degree at Georgetown in |193l. He supported hin.self dur ing his student days by a private 'enterprise—a messenger and de livery service he founded and built up. Of course, not all of these men who attend Catholic schools here are Catholics. For example, of the 14 Georgetown alumni who will hold seats in the next Con gress, only four are known here to be Catholics. Senator Dennis Chavez, of New Mexico and Sen ator Joseph C. O’Mahoney of Wy. oming are Catholics. Senators Alan H. Rible of Nevada and Lyndon Johnson of Texas are not. Representatives Antoni N. Sad- In Congress Emanuel Geller, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, made immediately after the elec, tions. Mr. Teller indicated that a sub-committee of the Judiciary Committee would take over the work of the long-standing House Committee on Un-American Ac tivities. To that he added—and this is the point worth noting— that it would not resort to the “hippodrome stunts” of the Velde Committee. It is true, he also announced that the chairman of the new group would be Representative Francis Walter of Pennsylvania, who has hitherto shown a keen interest in coming to grips with the Communist infiltration. But we must remark that the alleged “hippodrome stunts” before the House Committee on Un Ameri can Activities were those reck less and insulting acts by Com munist witnesses before that committee for the purpose of dis crediting it. We hope, then, that Mr. Gell er's words do not convey any let. ting up in inquiries into subver sion. and that they do not define a policy which will yield to Red intimidation. "Reform" Screen The arguments to be advanced by the Kremlin’s followers and their friends are underscored in the Daily Worker of November 1. as well as in the issue of four days later. They contain the same sort of talk which has stood America on its head on s( many past occasions. In a word, they denounce all probing into the widespread pentration of Amer ican life as “forgeries,” “fakery” and “baloney.” These fabrica tions are alleged to be the pro duct of “fascist forces’ who raise the outcry against the “Red men ace” as a cover for “their attacks on labor, democracy, and the na tion’s best interests.” Now, if the Communists were to present these arguments di rectly to the American people, they would get nowhere with such fairy tales Ruf they are bound to receive succor from cer I •'ft fwB .i-izZ I KOREAN lak of Connecticut, and Paul J. Kilday of Texas are Catholics. Representatives James T. Patter son of Connecticut, John M. Rob ison, Jr., of Kentucky, Harrison A. Williams, New Jersey, Edmond A. Edmondson, Jr., of Oklahoma, Francis E. Walter and Richard M. Simpson of Pennsylvania, Mar tin Dies of Texas and Burr P. Harrison of Virginia are believ ed not to be. Changes in the control of Con gress, and also of the executive branch of the Government, have an influence upon this arrange ment. Control of the Senate and House means control of the pa tronage available in connection with Lheir operations. For ex ample. if the Democrats organ ize the Senate it seems likely that J. Mark Trice, a Republi can appointee, will step down as Secretary of the Senate, a very influential position. He is like ly to revert to the office of Sec retary to the Senate Minority. Mr. Trice did not come here from the States. He is a native of this city. He is, however, one of those who took a law degree at Georgetown University while working at the Capitol. He is a Methodist. tain commentators and editors in the secular press, who refuse to tell the American people what the Communist line involves, and who keep alive the fiction that the Communists are in the camp of “reform.” We hear this absurd argument so much—and we hi ll now hear it again to such a degree—that 1 must repeat what I have writ ten a number of times before. The whole assertion that moves against the Communists are in anyway moves against labor, “de mocracy” or the interests of the people is absurd and untenable. For the Communists hold fast to Stalin’s injunction in the “Foun. dations of Leninism” that reforms are used, by the Com munists merely as a screen or cover for their illegal activities to bring forward the establish ment of the Soviet dictatorship by violence. Hallucination Widespread I would advise that patriotic Americans, in their campaign to keep alive the Congressional committees, spread this state ment by Stalin far and wide. It is to be found on page 104 of the Little Lenin Library edition of his work, and on page 101 of the Marxist Library edition, both authorized by Moscow. Added emphasis is put on this subject because the hallucina tion that in some way or other the Communists are connected with “reforms” is still wide spread and is promoted by too many of our secular newspapers. In case anyone under Commun ist influence should raise the question that the “Foundations of leninism” was first publish ed in 1934 and therefore is an “old book,” it can be decisively stated that it is one of the Marx ist-Leninist classics which dom inate Communist discussions. At this very minute it is being sold on a large scale in at least threF Communist book stores of considerable size in New York city, and is bring widely distrib uted and studied in all Stalmitp circles. Inquiry Corner Father Healey Q. In a recent Inquiry Corner it was stated that *‘we cannot appear to recognize the adminis tration of the Sacraments by others" and yet the Church it self recognizes the marriage of non-Catholics. intimating that the Church does recognize that others can perform Sacraments. A. There is a great difference between recognizing the validity of the Sacraments administered by non-Catholics and joining in such administration. The Church has always taught that the Sac raments CAN be administered by anyone having the required pow er. Christ gave the Apostles the right and duty of administering the Sacraments and no one else has the RIGHT to administer them (i.e. no one but the bish ops and priests who have this power from the Apostles and are united to the One True Church). It is for this reason that a Catholic may not show approval of anyone not so au thorized administering the Sac raments. In his encyclical on Christian Marriage Pope Pius XI quoted Church law (Canon No. 1012) and said, “there can be no true marriage between baptized persons ‘without it being by that very fact a sacrament’.” Remem ber that the couple being mar ried are the ministers of the Sacrament, so baptized Protest ants are not only validly mar ried but are also receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony when they enter into marriage. They are probably unaware that the Church represents Christ and that the Catholic Church is the only authorized custodian of the Sacraments, but Catholics should know and act accordingly. Q. What are the indulgences for the Way of the Cross? A. There is a plenary indul gence to be gained every time a person makes the Stations of the Way of the Cross. There is ANOTHER plenary indulgence if the person receives Holy Com munion on the same day, or ev en within a month after having made the Stations ten times. “There is an indulgence of ten years for each station, if for some reasonable cause they are unable to complete the Way of the Cross,” as the Reccolta states. Those impeded from mak ing the Stations in Church (e g. the sick) can gain the same in dulgences by having in their hands a Crucifix specially bless ed for this purpose, reciting twenty times the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be, while meditating on the Passion. MONSIGNOR HIGGINS Q. Does the. Church have an answer to those who say that the. Immaculate Conception belittles the institution of marriage, ex aggerating the importance of virginity? A. First of all it is necessary to state that the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception refers to the Blessed Mother’s freedom from Original Sin from the first instant of her existence, not to her perfect and perpetual vir ginity. Since it was the model established by Catholic devotion which revolutionized family life it would be historically inaccu rate and grossly unfair to stale that our belief in Mary's virgini ty represents any belittling of marriage. The Blessed Mother has been the model for all Chris tian women, married ones who see in her motherhood and lov ing obedience to her husband a guide for their lives, and unmar ried ones who find her spotless purity their inspiration. While the Holy Family is different from the average family in many ways the differences have never hindered devotion to that Family as the model of families. The great respect Catholics have for dedicated virginity in no way denies the dignity of the Sacra ment of Matrimony. (See Pope Pius XII “On Holy Virginity”, an encyclical issued March 25, 1954) Q. If the message of Fatima ix so important why ivas it delayed so long? It seems to me that practically no one knew of it un til ten or fifteen years ago! A. The message of Fatima add ed no new note to the teaching of the Church. It is important in all apparitions that the Church first make sure that it is authentic. Any private revela tion or devotion which is truly from God will grow and the de votion to Our I^ady of Fatima passed that test too. From 1917 until 1936 it grew and transform ed the country of Portugal, to the extent of a pub*ic pledge of thanksgiving and dedication to Our Iady in the latter year. The spread of the devotion and the message of Fatima has been re markable since that time, and has answered the obvious need of the world in these critical years. Send questions to Father Ed ward F. Healey, Inquiry Corner, the Catholic Times, Box 636, Co lumbus 16, Ohio. A Program For Conservatives' Last week’s column called at tention to the confusion sur rounding the word “capitalism.” It was pointed out that the word means so many contradict o y things, to so many different people, as to be almost more of a hindrance than a help to :he understand ing of contem porary econom ic problems. The same thing is true of several oth er w'ords commonly used in the discussion of contem y o a y problems. The W'ords “conserva tive” and “liberal” come to mind immediately. Both of these words have fallen upon evil days and. as often as not, are regard ed as derogatory rather than complimentary adjectives. “Con servative” has almost come to be synonymous with “reaction ary,” and “liberal” synonymous with “socialist” or worse. A serious attempt is being made, however, to salvage the word conservative as a badge of political honor Within the past four or five years several import, ant books have been published by competent scholars who are not only proud to be identified personally as conservatives, but are firmly, indeed passionately, convinced that conservatism is the only sound political philos ophy. All In One Basket The best of these books. “The Conservative Mind” by Russell Kirk of Michigan State College, was reviewed in this column a year ago last July. W thL recent weeks Professor Kirk has pub lished a sequel, “A Program for Conservatives,” the objective of which is to propose a number of applications of the conservative theory in the practical order. After reading this second vol ume by the leading defender of the conservative tradition, we are still of the opinion that its author has not yet arrived at a satisfactory political philosophy and has not yet fully redeemed the good name of conservatism. He is a brilliant writer and a welcome ally in the important struggle for the preservation and application of religious values in American society. On most of the important issues of the day he would seem to be on the side of the fcngels. His criticism of The wrong kind of liberalism— that is, the kind that denies the existence of original sin and dis regards ’he lessons of history and tradition—is second to none. Nevertheless, he is too readily inclined to put all of the so-called liberals and radicals in one has ket and to condemn them indis criminately. Furthermore, wnile he is any thing but a blind defender of the economic status quo, he is too readily inclined, in our opinion, to belittle if not condemn even the good things that have been accomplished in the field of so cial reform through the initiative and under the sponsorship of so called liberals and radicals. He is also overly pessimistic about the possibility of applying Christian social teaching to the problems of a mass production economic system. A Personal Dislike It would be fair to say, in sum mary, that Professor Kirk's so cial philosophy lacks precision. It seems to be made up in part of personal opinions or prejud ices elevated to the level of prin ciples. This is notably the case in his treatment of labor unions in the United States. He seems to say, for example, that so-call ed horizontal or industrial un ions i.e., unions like the CIO Auto Workers which include in their membership all of the em ployees of a given industry—are essentially bad and essentially irreconcilable with the philos ophy of conservatism. “The growth of ’horizontal unionism’ in the past 25 years,” he says, “has done infinite mischief 'horizontal unionism’ partakes far more of collectivism than community.” To which he adds, for good measure, that the per formance of American unions in general “is infinitely disappoint ing” Professor Kirk’s unqualified condemnation of industrial un ionism would seem to be a clear case of elevating a personal dis like for the fact and the conse quences of mass production in dustry into a principle of social philosophy. Nor is it an isolated case. Mr. Kirk makes the same mistake with regard to social se curity legislation. The extension of social security to the self employed and to professional people, he says, is “indefen sible on moral grounds.” If this is what conservatism means—opposition to industrial unions and opposition to the ex tension of social security to mil lions of people who need its protection Professor Kirk, it seems to us, is wasting his time trying to sell conservatism to the American people as the hope nf the future. The American people are not going to buy it in its present fnrm. and 1 can’t say that I blame them.