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4—THE CATHOLIC TIMES
Friday. August 5.1955 THE CATHOLIC TIMES Published Every Week by The Catholic Times, Inc. Columbus. Ohio NOTICE: Send All Changes of Address to P. O. Box 636 Columbus, Ohio Executive and Editorial Offices: 246 E. Town Street, Columbus 15. Ohio Address.all communications for publication tn 0. Box 636 Columbus 16. Ohio Telephones: CA. 4-5195 CA. 4-5196 Price nf The Cetholic Tim« i» f*-r year. All rabaertptMtM nbnuM hr preemted to mir office through the pastor* of the perish**. Remittance* should he made payable to the Oath the Time*. Anonvtn'ut* rommunieat'on* w’U he ni,reg*rd—1 We do not hoM ntireehea responsible for any views v opinion* «xpres*e1 in th« communications of out enrraepondents. Entered a* Second Cl»»* Matter at Poet Office, Cohimbu* Ohio. ____ St. Francis de Sales. Patron of the Cathohe Frees. Pray for os I _____ __ ____________ This Paper Printed by Union Labor Turning I he Sunday Shopping Vide There ha* been considerable effort throughout the nation tn stop the flagrant violation of the nh senance nf Sunday as a day nf rest and prayer. The endeavor tn do something about it ha* been somewhat ineffectual, principally due tn lark of interest nn the part nf people generally. It seems tn be the old story of indifference Possibly it is just that indifference which should he attacked. The Blessed Virgin did it al L* Sallette in France 1846 She told the little cml dren tn whom she appeared that unless people stopped working on Sunday and stopped swearing jhe would be unable longer to hold back the wrath of God, Our I-ady warned of an impending famine if people did not obey God s laws But little heed was given Ijiter, between 1854 and 1856, ihoti a million people in Europe died of starvation Not only is unnecessary servile work forbidden *n Sunday, hut the growing tendency in some places tn cooperate in this must also he condemned. For those whn buy from merchants who keep their Store* open nn Sundays, are just as guilty as the owner and employees who manage the store The professor of moral theology at the senun. ry In Cleveland, Father William A. Bachmann, says, “there is a definite relation between the merchant who opens his store on Sunday and the atholic who shops there Over the long pull it is evident that if buyer* wouldn't buy, sellers couldn sell. “The virtue nf prudence," he says. dictates that ur use ordinary foresight to purchase the things necessary for our needs over the weekend the ideal situation is that Catholics should refrain (mm all unnecessary buying on Sunday." And fnr stores selling essential goods, the theologian ha* a suggestion also. It i* not necessary that all of them he open on Sunday, therefore he suggest* that such store rotate with other* in the area and per haps remain open one Sunday in four or five Regarding Sunday observance the words of Pope Pius XII uttered in 1947 should be recalled. Ad dressing 250.000 members of Italian Catholic Action, the Holy Father said “Sunday must become again the day nf the Ixird. the day of adoration, of glori fication and reflection, the day of happy reunion in the intimate circle of the family •'How will those Christian* not fear spiritual death whose rest on# those days is not devoted to religion and piety, but given over In the allure ments nf the world Indeed, the result of the struggle between faith and unbelief will depend tn great extent on the use that each of the opposing forces will make of Sunday Will it be stamped clearly and unmistakably with the holy Name nf the I-ord. or will that Name be profanely obscured and passed over?" Sunday is not to he returned to the old Puritan concept of observance In addition to works of neces Sity and of charity, recreation is certainly permit ted The day is one of recreation, and such parish Sundav program* a* athletic events or carnival* are not forbidden by the Third Commandment, since thev are obviously recreational or charitable. The example of a store in Columbus which closes on Saturday hut remains open on Sunday may he cited a* an objection. It is presumably the belief nf the owner that Saturday i* the day Io be observ ed a* a day of prayer and recreation The answer to this i* that only those who believe as he does should work in his store nn Sundays, and only those who believe a* hr does should buy there on Sun days And we might hope that they truly observe Saturday as a day of prayer and rest. They cannot object if all Christian* do not work in then store nn Sunday and if they dn not buy there on Sunday Obedience tn the Third Commandment of God ran turn the Sunday shopping tide. fruitful Prayer Since prayer i» in» of the mean* hy which we meet our obligation to God and obtain Hi* grace, the parable of Sunday’s Mas*, contrasting the pray er* offered by the Pharisee and the publican, pre gent* in important lesson for all of us. Both men “went up In the temple to pray," a praiseworthy undertaking, which should have brought merit to each nf them, bringing them closer Io God and enriching them spiritually. Rut the Pharisee made his supposed prayer worthless by his pride and hypocrisy, he credited himself unth virtue* and gond deed*, without ac knnw jedging God mercy and kindness toward him he actually boasted that he was better than other men, pre«uming to judge his own character. The publican, on the other hand, offered as his prayer only the humble petition: “O God, be merci ful to me, the sinner!” Here was a confession of his own weakness and unworthine**, and an avowal nf belief in Gods almighty power and kindness. And Christ placed the seal of His approval on the prayer of the publican “I say to you that this man went hack to his home justified rather than the other." The enure liturgy of the hurch, devoted a* it t» tn addressing God in the name of His people, partakes nf the humble dependence upon Him voic ed hy the publican, for only in this spirit can we hope tn please Him Such is the theme of the psalmist, whose words are used in every Mass, as in Sunday’s: "Cast thy care upon the Ixird, and He shall sustain thee," “Keep me, I xml, a* the apple of Thy aye, protect me under the shadow of Thy wings.” “In Thee, O my God, 1 put my trust ." Such i* the Church’s own prayer "0 God, Who dost chiefly manifest Thy power in forebearance and mercy, multiply upon u* Thy pity through mir Ixird Jesus Christ, Thy Son .’’ And such is the testimony of the Apostles a* in Sundays Epistle St Paul points nut that it i* find the Holy Ghost from Whom we receive, according to His will, wisdom, understanding and the other divine gifts Ur exist only becaup we have been created by Him, we possess nothing except through Hi* bounty how can ve boast, then, of what we are or of what we have’ We ourselves, and whatever talent* have been conferred upon us, belong to God, and Hi* service has first claim upon us His commandments must be our unfailing guide and control, but above all we must acknowledge nur absolute dependence upon Him and must conduct ourselves in th* hu mility that deme* from that dependence fn this humble dependence upon God there lies. all of course, strength beyond anything man could hop* tn attain of himself. For when we place ourselves in the hands of God. and have Him as our protector, whn nr what shall we fear? And when we. please Gnd we arc at peace with our neighbors and with nur consciences, and there is nothing that the mater ial world offers out of all its attractions and treas ure* that can compare with the peace of God. No Need of Time To those who protest that it imimpossible with in a brief time to root up what has struck ront for many years, 1 answer that wherever anything is to be donp aright that is commanded by God, there is no need of time or number of days nr space* nf years, but only fear and religion.—St. John Chrys ostom (344 467), “To the People of Antioch on Statues." For all you can hold in your cold dead hand is what ynu have given away. —Joaquin Miller (1841-14i3), "Peter Cooper" Just Among Ourselves Patting Comment Contidered or Incontiderete Perhaps one of the most harmless of the fads and fancies that successively intrigue the human race i* the current craze of weather-science. Rut. it is a craze, harmless oi not, and it is as rampant as Davy Crockett or Disneyism. Unless ynu know the jargon of thp modern weatherman, you are dis tinctly out of date. Do you know all about highs and lows and squall-lines and frontogenesis? Can you spot an occluded front with your eyes shut? Are you aware of the approach (and maybe not) of a great mass of polar-Canadian air? Can you. in the midst of a heat wave, put scientific lines all over the map to show that no relief is in sight? If you cannot answer these questions affirmatively, you are out of step with the time*. It is the day of the scientist, genuine and ersatz. No longer is there place fnr the rustic weather, man like Whittier’s uncle: In moons and tides and weather wise. He read the clouds as prophecies, And foul or fair could well divine Ry many an occult hint and sign, Gone also is thp day of the prognosticator whose educated corns and rheumatic joints gave his com munity notice of the quality of weather to come. Now the house is poor indeed which has no barom eter, and the town is impoverished which publishes no daily bulletin of cloud-formations, air currents, and fronts. When Mark Twain had learned hi* trade as a Mixsissippi pilot, hp had. as he say*, “made a val liable acquisition." Then he goes on. “Rut 1 had lost something too I had lost something that could never be restored In ,,ie while I lived All the grace, the beauty, the poetry, had gone out of the majes tic river!" When he was new to the river, Mark Twain beheld a glorious sunset. “A broad expanse of the river was turned to blood in the middip distance the red hue brightened into gold, through which a solitary log came floating, black and conspicuous in one place a long, slanting mark lay sparkling upon the water in another the surface wa* broken hy boiling, tumbling rings, that were as many tinted as an opal where the ruddy flush was faint est, was a smooth spot that was covered with grace ful circle* and radiating lines, ever so delicately traced the shore on our left was densely wooded, and the somber shadow that fell from this forest wa* broken in one place by a long, ruffled trail that shone like silver and high above the forest wall a clean stemmed dead tree waved a single leafy bough that glowed like a flame in the un obstructed splendor that was flowing from the sun. There were graceful curves, reflected images, woody heights, soft distances and over the whole scene, far and near, thp dissolving lights drifted steadily, enriching it every passing moment with new marvels of coloring pi he had say* that if he were to see that sunset learned the river, he would have be held it without rapture. “This sun means we are going to have wind tomorrow that floating log mean* that the river is rising, small thanks to it. that slanting mark on the water refers to a bluff reef which is going to kill somebody's steamboat one of these nights, if it keeps on stretching out like that those tumbling ’boils’ show a dissolving bar and a channel changing there the lines and circles in the slick waler over yonder are a warn mg that that troublesome place is shoaling up dangerously that silver streak in the shadow of the forest i* the break’ from a new snag, and he ha* located himself in the very best place he could have found to fish for steamboats, that tall dead tree with a single living branch is not going to last long, and then how is a body ever going to get through this blind place at night without the friendly old landmark'.’” As the pilot loses the romance of the waters, su the instructed weather man must lose the romance o| sun and htce/.e ami cloi.it and azure sky. All the high elements of nature poetry will disappear like Twain* dissolving bar. Wordsworth lived before the aneroid barometer was part of the equipment of every household. When he saw the wind in the daffodil* tor, to be scientific, when he saw the effect of the wind there) he just enjoyed the view, and let himself he gay in such a jocund company. Afterwards he went home and did his poem. 'the modern Wordsworth would not find poetry in the dancing daffodils. He would carefully note, before leaving home, how the barometer stood, and perhaps he would set the cunning little red hand to have a check on it* conduct during his absence. When he saw the flower* fluttering in the breeze, he would think “A gusty wind like that, close to the ground, means, in conjunction with a falling barometer, that we are likely to have a sudden and violent storm I'd belter hurry hack home and make sure the window* nf the car are closed." And no poem Thu* it appears likely that, a* we become scien tific weather experts, we shall lose a* well as gain. Nothing in this life is won without payment of some sort. For exact knowledge of high*, lows, front* and the rest of it. you must give up the pleasing uncertainty which fosters hope that to rorrow will be a better day. For a pilot's knowledge, you must sacrifice the esthetic delight of a layman's view of the river. For school wit, you must pay a sadly large amount of mother wit. For a Ph D., you must abandon at least half of your ordinary com mnn sense Somehow, the oppressive heat of July and Au gust used to be more tolerable w'hen we look each day as it came, without knowing that our distress was caused by a mean mass of tropical-gulf air moving up the valleys, and lots more of it to come. And a cool day came with a special delight when we did not have it explained to us in term* of polar Pacific currents, likely to be turned off at any moment. Sometime* the vile thought occur* that it might be a more pleasant life if we were not an all-fired scientific. ASHINGTON LETTER WASHINGTON—Did the Rig Four meeting just held at Ge neva, Switzerland, mark the be ginning of a new era in inter national relations, or was it merely the introduction of a new' tactic by the Russians? That is a question being asked here, but it is pretty well under stood that only time will tel]. Not too much detail is known about the conversations of the “summit” leaders at Geneva. The meeting, as a whole, had almost the atmosphere of a Hollywood premiere, but the talks of the top figures were held in secret Rut. from whal wp There are those who believe that the Russians scored a vic tory by the mere fact that the meeting was held. They hold that Moscow was desperately in need nf a “gimmick" to bolster it* propaganda campaign, and looked to the Geneva conference to provide it. This, of course, does not square 100 per cent with the contention that Winston Churchill first proposed the “summit" meeting, and as a stim ulus tn insure a Tory victory in the recent British election*. Whatever the prime origin, the meeting wa* held, and it LOUIS F. RUIJENZ 'the Geneva conference ha* proved again that hitter experi ence has pointed out: The Unit ed States cannot negotiate with Soviet Rus i a except to our detriment We can best measure this e e ing “at e summit” by what e common ists told them selves they meant to achieve. It was all set down Geneva in the on the eve of July issue of Political Affairs, official then retical organ of the conspiracy in this country. The title of this important directive article is “A New Stage in the Fight for Peace," and its author is a veter an communist leader, Martha Stone, recently indicted for viola tion of the Smith Act. We learn, in the very first words, that "the convening of this meeting (at Geneva) is a most significant victory for the world peace forces who have been pressing for such talks and negotiations." A leading stimu lus to these forces has been "the striking peace initiative of the Soviet Union and the Chinese People’s Republic.” This is pre cisely the same thought present ed by William Z. Foster in his article on “the Geneva Confer ence” in the Daily Worker July 14 Redr Gain by Geneva Meet The very holding of such an assemblage was. therefore, great gain for Soviet plan*. It gave prestige to the phony Sovi et propaganda for/ peaceful co existence"—the first condition nf which was, let us remember, "Rig Power negotiations.” This idea will now be expand ed by Soviet propagandists and that section of our press which adheres to the communist line. The cue is given to them in the Slone article when it declares. “The meeting at the summit wa* imposed on the Eisenhower .ad ministration It Won't Go Away What Took Place at Geneva? do know, it is evident that the pf fects of the talks will be long continuing. provided for other talks to take place after it* close Seemingly, too, it laid the groundwork for an exenange of visit* between tnp Russian communists on the one hand and top American and British political figure* on the other. The more pessimistic here be lieve that, if the ensuing talk* keep up long enough, we will be out of Formosa, Chiang Kai Shek will be left to his fate, and Red China will be in the United Nations. The more optimistic feel that President Eisenhower brought off something big with his peace proposals. They say he not only took the propaganda initiative away from Moscow, hut also con vinced a lol of people in the Western countries, in Iron Cur tain countries, and even in Rus sia itself that the United States really wants peace. To the average American this may not seem like much of an achievement. He know* that this country wants peace and ha* always wanted it. And. he can not understand how any one in the world could ever have doubted it. Rut the fact remain*, some ob servers here are quick to point nut. there are and have been considerable area* in the world where the United State* i* held in suspicion. That ha* been due, They Got What They Wanted It direct* it* fire at the Pre* ident, a* one who “cannot he re lied upon to ease the problems that stand in the way nf world peace.” It presents him as pre pared to yield to “the McCarthy ite*." into “merely going through the motions of negotiations while sabotaging them in fact." Moscow's agents count upon their ability to whip up such anti-American sentiment in “the prolonged period of negotia tion*" which Miss Slone confi dently predicted would come out of Geneva and which has been one of the sole concrete results of that conference On July 24 The New York Tunes predicted that these pro longed negotiation* will lead to American abandonment of Que moy, Matsu and Formosa and recognition of Red China. Rota of Neutralism During that period of “pro longed negotiations” the com munists will advance "the role of neutralism,” to which we have given a great impetus on our own part by merely being at Geneva. The pro-peace, pro-democratic role played by India and other neutral countries is a new con fribution in the fight for peace,” the Stone article states. It does not hesitate to add that this de velopment has greatly facilitat ed “improved relations” by Sovi et Russia and Red China with these “neutral nations." The spread of "neutralism" is counted upon to affect all Asia and to bring about in the long run the disarmament of West Germany. By going to Geneva, we have certainly not strength ened the forces among the West German people who understand that Germany must be armed if that country and the West are to be saved. Encouraged by their success with Tito—and the Soviet-Yugo slav arrangement is highly com mended in the Stone article—the communists mean to take advan tage nf the "peace" atmosphere at Geneva to pres* on to West German disarmament. The word “Forbidden" is plac ed by the Stone article on any partly to Soviet Russian propa ganda victories in the past, and partly to our own mistakes. Now, thanks to the widespread publication of President Eisen hower’s words (even Moscow Radio broadcast the president tele i Jon speech, and Pravda commented upon his proposals, many more people in Europe, and even in Russia, know that we stand for peace. Some news agencies have reported state n\ents by Americans in Soviet Rfissia that they find themsel ves being greeted more cor dially. Could all this mean that Mos cow has at least abandoned its blustering, bullying method of dealing with people? Is that why the “summit" leaders from Mos cow were such jolly fellows at Geneva? Or, was the show of good fel lowship merely a new device? Was it to keep the Geneva meeting from collapsing alto gether—while promising noth ing and to provide for a sub sequent meeting to keep us talking? We are noted for los ing conferences Maybe the Rus sions feel that if they can keep us talking long enough, we’ll talk ourselves into precisely the po sition they want. Certainly, Geneva will go down in history as a most unusual conference. “interference" in the internal affair* of the People’* democra cies" and on any discussion of “international Communism.” That was whal the Kremlin also order ed in advance, and it was what actnally developed at Geneva. The enslaved peoples of the sat ellite regimes were in fact left helpless and hopeless, without a genuine spokesman against the tyranny which oppresses them. The few words on "East-West relations" did not go to the heart of the matter, did not give hope to these oppressed peoples, but quite the contrary in that "trade” and "interchange of ideas” be came the subject of the discus sion. This approach has merely opened up the way for greater ease of Communist infiltration into every avenue of American life. Visiting Soviet Farmers Already. under the false "peace" atmosphere of Geneva, we have welcomed Soviet “farm ers" into the Middle West, when anyone with a scintilla of knowl edge about the Soviet dictator ship would know' that only trust ed agents in the guise of “farm ers” are permitted to leave the “Iron Curtain" countries. Our own farmers, going over there, will never be allowed to witness the slave labor camps or to see anything but whal Moscow wants them to see. The United States is being op ened up for Red infiltration as never before, except in the years of folly of World War 11. This i* confidently predicted by the Stone article, which states that the "international peace develop ments" out nf Geneva will have “far-reaching consequence.*’’ in our own country. They will "de liver a major blow to the Mc Carthy’s and other Fascist forces who plot the destruction of dem ocratic rights.” They will open up the way "for a people's vic tory." which, of course, is a Com munist victory. It is high time that the cam paign for breaking off relations w’ith Soviet Russia, already de veloping strength, be pushed to full momentum. Inquiry Corner Q. W hat are the signs hy which we can recognize the anti Christ? A. It is not at all certain that we will be able to recognize him. While most authorities agree that the anti-Christ will be a definite person there are not enough definite signs to identi fy him. The title has been ap plied to various leaders who op posed the Church or Christian ity in general, from Nero to Hit ler and Stalin. From all the referenrt it would seem that w-e can say only that he will be an enemy of Christ who will embody the powers of evil at the time of the second coming of Christ at the end of the world. Q. What is Catholic Action? When was it started? A. Catholic Action as defin ed by Pope Pius XI (called "|he Pope of Catholic Action") as “the participation of the laity in the apostolate of the Hier archy." The modern form which has been defined and described so well in the writings of Pope Pius XI might be said to have been originated by St. Pius who coined the motto* (adapted from St. Paul): “To Restore All Things in Christ.” From the be ginning of the Church, however, there has been an equivalent ac tivity on the part of the laity (Philippian* 4:2-3). Q. What is Indifferentism? Is »1 the same ax tolerance? A. Indifferentism is the error *f those who hold that, religion is as good as another. While true tolerance accepts the sincerity of those who have false ideas in religion or in any other field it does not mean indifference to error or evil. ,We do not allow a child to play with razor blades or fire, no matter how sincere or serene he may appear to he. The teaching of God. the commands of God are ignored by the promoters of In differentism, for they talk about “the Church of your choice" as though our choice need not heed the teaching or authority of God. /. Who is the patron saint of engineers? Of bankers? And meanwhile this Washingone tonian is going to use the weather as a temporary excuse for a new kind of column a series of dis connected hot-weather comments on several unrelated problems in place of a connected, cold-weath er essay on a single issue. Name for Labor Merger No. 1. Our first comment ap propriately comes under the heading of a Midsummer s Night. Dream. A top level AFL-CIO com mittee recently met in Washing ton of a hot humid evening to choose a suitable name for the unified labor movement which is expected to come into exist ence dn December. The AFL natu rally insisted on calling the baby AFL the CIO naturally wanted something new and different. As we have already said, it was a very hot night (one of the worst of the year, in case our charming friend from Sweden is still listen ing) and the conferees were anx ioius to get home and take their shoes off. So they dreamed up a compromise. They decided to call the baby AFL and CIO. A. The patron saint of engin eers is St. Ferdinand, whose feast is May 30th. He was ruler of Leon and Castile in Spain and in 1248 completed a mili tary campaign w’hich removed the power of Mohammedanism in Spain. St. Matthew, the Apostle, is named as patron ef bankers. Known as Levi he was 4 publican or tax-collector be Father Healey-............— Meanwhile it is rather encour aging to learn that the AFlz C1O merger is definitely sched uled for December. In our opin ion, the merger will be good for labor and good for the country.<p></p>Weather MONSIGNOR HIGGINS fore Christ called him Apostle. His feast day ic Sept ember 21st. Q. Is there any set antaimi that one should contribute te the Church? How can anyone know if he stns by failing contribute to the support of the parish? Shouldn't the Church make this law more specifte e g. tithes? A. There is no set amount re quired for fulfilling this precept of the Church. The Catechism states that each is “obliged bear his fair share of the finan cial burden of the Holy See. of the diocese and of the parish.” Canon hw (No. 1496) state* that the Church has a right to expert the "necessary means for con ducting divine worship, for the decent maintenance of the clergy and other ministers, and for her other proper purpose*. A man could sin by neglert in attending a parish oth« er than his own (without permission or consultation) and contributing to that one to th* neglect of his own. There arg certain obvious means of irwp porting the parish (and oHier above-mentioned causes) and a man who does not give accord ing to his means and the need should be able to know or should ask in confession. Tithes (usual ly one-tenth) are too rigid to be applied as part of any Church law, but of course they repre sent an ideal for the individual to keep in mind. Q. When a person is up far canonization and the Church questions his worthiness may the confessor of that person rerent any past confessions? I thought that the seal of confession can be broken after a person's death. A. The seal of confession can not be broken after a person’* death or at any time. Canon No. 2027 in speaking of witnesses to the heroic virtue (or lack of it) in the candidate for beatification lists those who CANNOT be wit nesses. The first category men tioned is that of confessor. Can on No. 1757 also states that "p.-iests in reference to all thing* of which they gained knowledge from saciamental confession" are disqualified from acting as wit nesses. It may be that a priest who acted as spiritual director to a holy person could certify to the holiness of that person, but he certainly may not discuss or reveal anything revealed in con fession. Send question* to Father Ed ward F. Healey, Inquiry Corner, The Catholic Time*. Rox 636, Co lumbus 16, Ohig. Hot Comment For one thing, it will make it easier for the labor movement to organize the unorganized workers in the services and in the trades. Anybody who thinks that this isn’tthat necessary ought to look into the labor prob lem in the hotel industry in Mi ami Beach, Florida Which brings us, rather logically, to our sec ond hot-weather comment. A visiting Swedish actress re marked in a recent interview (which was probably held in an air-conditioned room) Amer icans talk about the weather too am u and thereby lea v e the impression that they are less intelligent than they real ly ate. Well, i n elligent or not, those of us who live in Hotel Strike in Miami No. 2. Since April 13 a hotel strike has been underway in Mi ami Beach. Twenty-two hotel* are now engaged, with three thousand hotel worker* involv ed. The strike legitimate and W a s i ngton (which is sev er a 1 hundred miles south of e Swedish fiords) are going to go right on talking about the weather until somebody does something about it. long overdue, but the union i« running into all kinds nf ob stacles, including a lack of erw operation from the press, not on ly in Miami Reach but in other parts of the United State* at well. According to the union s Wash ington news bureau, a group of Miami Beach hotels wired news papers in 75 cities threatening libel suits if they published th« union’s advertisements implying that a strike was in progress. Ac cording to the same source, it is a fact that between June 8 and July 8 no newspaper in the Unit ed States would accept the un ion’s ads. A new piece of copy was finally prepared, and is known to have been accepted by two of the principal paper* in Cincinnati. It is reported, how ever, that some papers are still rejecting the unions’ copy. If this report is accurate, it raises some embarrassing ques tions about freedom of the pres*. Ditto for another report which says that many of the principal papers in New York City failed to report a recent speech hy Frank Hogan, District Attorney of New York County, accumng dishonest business interests of being responsible to a large ex tent for gangster control of the New York waterfront. Steel Wages and Prices No. 3. Speaking of newspapers also reminds u$ of the price of steel. Newspapers, right and left (geographically speaking) arg talking about the recent increasg in the price of steel, but they are disagreeing with one another right and left (ideologically speaking) as to the eausp of this increase. The papers on the so called right are saying that it was all the union’s fault. In other words, they are blamihg it on the wage increase which was granted recently to the members of the United Steel Workers of America. Contrariwise, the papers art pointing out, among other things, that the annual cost of the 15 cent wage increase will be ap proximately $200 million, where as the price increase of $7.40 a ton will yield approximately $600-$700 million a year addition al income to the steel industry. If these figures are reasonably accurate, the steel industry has a little explaining to do. Perhaps it is too hot to talk about arith metic just now, but, come the Ides of September, many Amer icans would, be interested in knowing why the steel industry raised prices 3 cents for every cent in wage increase and why so many newspaper* automatical ly put the blame nn the Steel workers union.