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Rated On Pago Seven This Wook Vol. VI, No. 30 More Letters Needed Time and Sen. Mosher Vs. Film Control BY TIMOTHY A. MURNANE For Catholic Universe-Bulletin, Cleveland Editor's Noto: Mr. Murnane is a reporter and entertainment critic for the Catholic Universe-Bulletin of Cleveland and has fol lowed the progress of Senate Bill 115, now stymied in committee. The bill, commonly known as the Putka-Shaw Bill after its spon sors, Senators Andrew Putka (D. Cleveland) and Robert Shaw (R. Columbus), would license all general entertainment fHms coming into the state. Outside of Sen. Charles A. Mosher (R.-Oberlin), the biggest factor working against passage of the Putka-Shaw film licensing bill here, is time. The Republican leadership of the General Assembly has announced plans to end working sessions by May 17 or 24. Adjournment is to follow a week or so later. This means that there are only 15 or 20 working days for the bill to go through the complicated proced ure of legislation—hearings, cal endar assignments, reading and votes in both houses in addition to working out possible amend ments. During all this time it will ba in competition with hun dreds of other bills of a less controversial nature. And with the Republican leadership an xious to avoid hot issues, there will be a great temptation to by-pass this one. Substitute Bill Introduced By Sen. Latta In an obvious attempt to kill the Putka-Shaw film li- censing hill (Senate Bill 115) in committee. Sen. Delbert Latta (R.-Bowling Green) last Tuesday introduced Substitute Senate Bill 115 before the Ohio Senate Education Com mitee. Th* substitute bill was in troduced despite testimony from several civic and church group representatives favor ing the Putka-Shaw version and following the defeat 5-4 of a motion by Sen. William Beckett (R.-Hamilton) to in definitely postpone hearings on th* firm licensing bill. The Latta Bill would work Ifke' ‘this: —prior registration by film dis tributes but showing permitted immediately. —upon complaint, ruling with in five days by Attorney-Gen eral whether film violates present laws. —if believed to be in violation action filed by Attorney-Gener al in Common Pleas Court against film. —if jury finds film in viola tion of present laws, a penalty of not more than $5000 or not more than six month impris onment would be imposed on anyone exhibiting the film AFTER the court xuling. No PENALTY would be levied for showing the film prior to the court ruling. Hearings on the Substitute Latta Bill will be held next Wednesday, May 1. after the regular Senate session. The Putka-Shaw Film Licensing Bill is still before the commit tee. All of this presumes that the Senate Education committee even votes it out. At this writing, they are still conducting hearings. In other words, by delaying the hearings this long—(the bill was introduced in January) Sen. Mosher has almost defeated it al ready. A comparison with the last General Assembly when essent ially the same bill was up for passage makes this even more ev ident. First hearings—before the House Judiciary Committee were held March 23, 1955, nearly four weeks earlier than this time. And the last Assembly did not close down until late June. Mosher Walks Out That bill also had three weeks of hearings before the senate education committee before Sen. Mosher defeated it by staging a walk out. The present bill has not yet been to the House. At first hearings last week, Mosher made much of the point of evidence. He asked Sen. ^An drew Putka (D. Cleveland) ques tions like these: Are you a movie-goer? Have you been there lately? What films did you see. Do you know of any films shown recently in Ohio that would be banned under your proposed l?w? Did you actually see them yourself? What parts should have been cut oct? and so on. Putka Gives Examples Putka cited a dope film that played near Toledo at a luridly advertised "midnight only” show ing. He read a statement from the federal commissioner of nar cotics, H. J. Anslinger, which cited the film as a factor in in creased drug addiction. Putka cited burlesque films which had been shown in two Cleveland theaters and a “peep show” film at a Cleveland drive in. He showed the committee lur id posters and come-ons for some of thgse films including pictures of completely nude women. But Mosher persisted: "Did you actually see the films" Putka presented the case of a Lorain drive-in manager who was convicted for showing an ob scene burlesque film that had been screened in Cleveland with out incident. Mosher’s answer to that was to ask why Sen. Putka had* not per sonally gone to the police about the film when it was shown in Cleveland. Now certainly a dutiful chair man should be sure that when a law is proposed to correct a sit uation, the situation needing eor (Continued on Page 2) Fr. Estadt and Fr. Gilbert Father Estadt Soviet Paper Hits Priest’s 'Red Tactics’ ROME (Radio. NC) An at tack against Jesuit Father Ric card Lombardi’s Movement for a Better World has been made by the Soviet newspaper, Literatur naja Gazeta. which accused Fa ther Lombardi and his co-work ers of adopting communist tactics against communism. In a bitter attack, the paper said that “strange” pacific aims are taught to bishops, priests. Italian politicians and members of the aristocracy who, it said, “naturally drive to the Interna tional Pius XII Center (where the movement has its headquarters) in luxurious custom built cars so that they can take part in the crusade against communism.” The movement not only has the full support of His Holiness Pope Pius XII, said the newspa per, but also of the “ruling pow ers” of the United States. The newspaper further said that the Pope “has even come out of his Vatican prison to find out for himself how things are going at the center.” Dutch Refugee Talks To Men’s Luncheon Club A comparison of the East In dies and the United States will be developed by the speaker at the May meeting of the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club, at noon May 3rd, in the Cavalier Room of the Virginia Hotel. Mr. Martin Geelhoed. a mem ber of St. Peter's parish, a Dutch refugee from former Dutch East Indies, with a background of service in NATO will be the speaker. Mr. Geelhoed’s speech will be another in a series of programs being ctfered by the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club which meets each first Friday noon at the Virginia Hotel. All Catholic men are invited to attend. No reservations are necessary. ohioP^.£! Vincentians Set Meeting, Workshops Members of St. Vincent fa Paul conferences from the "en tire diocese will meet Sunday. May 5, for their annual work- shop and discussion groups. Vincentians will attend Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Cathed ral. Breakfast will follow at the Virginia Hotel. In the afternoon from 1:15 to 3 p.m. the men will discuss var ious problems which confront the conferences. These workshops or discussion groups will be under the direc tion of Arthur Miller who will be assisted by the following men who discuss a particular area of Conference work. James Schmidt, St. Thomas parish and Joseph Essman, St. Augustine parish, "Duties of a Conference secretary.’’ Frank McDonald and Joseph Graham, "Spiritual Works of Mercy.” Dr. Thomas Mancuso, William Maloney and Albert Endres, “In stitutional Visiting.” Harold Thrush and Michael Yandrich, "Family Visiting.” Richard Evans and Albert Vellani, “Rules and Regula tions.” John Myer. Lawrence Hoff man and Joseph Lang, “Refu gees.” William Bond, Dr. Thomas Wangler and Richard Haag, “What Vincentians Can Do to Help Alcoholics.” Two Diocesan Priests To Mark (Ordination Deacon for the Mass will be Fr. Robert Schmidt, pastor of St. Agnes parish and Fr. Ken neth Hans, pastor of St. Joseph parish, Galion will be sub deacon. Father Estadt, who has been stationed at St. Thomas parish for 21 years, is a native of Cald well. He graduated from St. Joseph College, Indiana in 1926 and en tered St. Gregory Seminary, Cin cinnati. He graduated from the minor seminary in 1928 and enrolled in St. Mary Seminary, Norwood. After his ordination in 1932 he was assigned to St. Vincent orphanage where he remained until 1934. He served at Holy Rosary parish until 1936 when he was assigned to St. Thomas parish. Father Hugh Gilbert, will celebrate his jubilee Mass this Sunday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Denison for the parishoners. Father Adelbert Cook, Canton wili be deacon and Father Rob ert Rielly, assistant pastor, Den ison will be subdeacon. A re ception vyill follow benediction. On Monday, April 29 a Solemn Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. for the clergy by Father Gil bert. Fr. Joseph T. Collins, Cynthiana, Kentucky, will be deacon and Fr. James L. Krus ling, Dayton, will be subdeacon. Father Gilbert is a native of Newark where he attended St. Francis elementary school. He graduated from Campion High School, Prairie du Chien, Wis consin. He attended Xavier Uni versity,’ Cincinnati, St. Gregory and Mt. St. Mary Seminaries, Cincinnati. After bis ordination he wan assigned to St. Mary parish, Lan caster where he remained until 1934. He was stationed briefly at St. Sylvester’s, Zaleski before being assigned to St. Peter and Paul parish, Wellston. Father Gilbert was sent to St. Mary’s parish, Shawnee, in 1943 where he remained until June of 1950 when he was named pas tor of Immaculate Conception parish, Dennison. Requiem Mass Offered For Former State Judge CHICAGO—(NC)—A Requiem Mass was offered in Queen of All Saints’ Church for Peter H. Schwaba, 69, Catholic layman who was orphaned when a year old and became of judge of the Il linois Superior Court from 1927 to 1953. orvrsron __ The catholic Times Columbus 16, Ohio, Friday, April 26, 1957 What Is The DCCM? Federation Explained By Representative By Harry A. Grant Representative, National Council of Catholic Mon Editor's Noto This i» tho first In a series of articles writton for tho "Catholic Timos" by Harry A. Grant, representative of the National Council of Catholic Men, who io in the diocese at tho request of Bishop Ready to meet with the clergy and laymen to explain the purpose of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Men. Questions about the proposed council can bo directed to him at the deanery meeting in your area. On May 19, every men’s organization in the Diocese of Columbus will unite in a single federation, the Colum bus Diocesan Council of Catholic Men. What is this new federation? It is a kind of “United States’’ of men’s organizations. Each parish or inter-parish organization, like the 48 states, is untouched in its election of of ficers and local activities. Also like the 48 states, each parish or interparish organization is feder ated into a Diocesan Council of Catholic Meh. This federation takes two steps. First, each parish and inter-par ish organization of the five geo graphical divisions of the diocese (Central. Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Deaneries) sets up its own federation, a Deanery Council of Catholic Men. Second, the five deanery feder ations (Councils) unite into a di ocesan federation, the Diocesan Council of Catholic tyen. On May 19, then, for the first time in the history of the Diocese, every men’s organization will be Jubilee This Sunday Two Diocesan priests will celebrate the silver anniver sary of their ordination this Sunday. Fathers Harry Estadt. pas tor of St. Thomas parish and Hugh Gilbert, pastor of Immacu late Conception parish, Dennison wej ordained by Bishop James J. Hartley 25 years ago this month. Father Estadt will offer a Solemn Mass at 10 a m. this Sun day at St. Thomas Church. Bishop Ready will preside at the Mass and preach the serm on. Father Gilbert State Asked To Return Jewish Couple BOSTON (NC) Gov. Fos ter Furcolo has requested the State of Florida to return the Jewish couple who are the fos ter parents of six-year-old Hildy McCoy, the daughter of a Catho lic mother. Hildy’s mother, now Mrs. Mar jorie McCoy Doherty, has sought for five years to regain her daughter from the Ellises, who are now living in Miami Beach. The Ellises, formerly o Brookline. Mass., left when the State Supreme Court ruled they could not keep Hildy, because of a provision in the Massachus etts adoption law which provides whenever practical, i Idren must be adopted by foster par ents of the same religious faith. The extradition papers signed by Gov. Furcolo request the re turn of the Ellises to Massachus etts to face charges that they illegally left the state with Hildy. The natural mother of Hildy has petitioned for the return of the child to be let out for adop tion to some Catholic couple. One of the points that has been emphasized in Massachusetts in connection with the case is that Marjorie McCoy did not know the Ellises were Jewish and di vorced when she consented to the petition for the adoption of Hildy. No Processions In Red Hungary The Church in Hungary de cided against the traditional street processions commemor ating the Passion, Death and Resurrection this year, it was reported here. The climate of fear and ten sions was pointed up by other reports indicating that “Smash Mindszenty!”—the original cry of the communist leadership nine years ago, just before the trial and sentencing of His Eminence o z s e Cardinal Mindszenty—has been revived by Hungarian communist youth leaders. united under their Bishop in a single federation of Catholic men’s organizations. To coordinate local activities, each of the five deanery federa tions will have its own Board of Directors. It will be composed of two representatives from evejy parish organization in the dean ery and two representatives from every inter-parish organization in the deanery. These boards will elect their own federation offi cers. President. Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. To coordinate the activities of the five deaneries will be the task of the Diocesan Board of Directors. It will be composed of the President and Vice-President of each deanery council, and of representatives from the large di ocesan-wide interparish organiza tions and of the President, Vice President of each deanery coun cil, and of representatives from the large diocesan-wide inter parish organizations and of the President, Vice-President, Secre tary, and Treasurer it will elect. What will this mean for you, the individual member of the par ish or inter-parish organization? It will NOT mean additional meetings, additional dues. It will mean that your leaders will be in direct contact with the Bishop of the Diocese and with Whet can you, the individual I Catholic man, do before May 19, Federation Day? Join every Catholic man of your deanery in answering your Bishop's invitation to be present: Southern Deanery Meeting Wednesday, May 1 8:00 P.M. Notre Dam* High School Auditorium, Portsmouth Western Deanery Meeting Monday, May 6 (place to be announced) Eastern Deanery Meeting Thursday, May 9 (place to be announced) the leaders of every men’s organi zation in the Diocese. It will mean that the leader ship, ideas, and programs of ev ery men’s organization will be at the disposal of your organization. It will mean, therefore, that the organization you belong to will plan more efficiently, use its members’ time more economical ly, and succeed more solidly in its apostolic activities. (Continued on Page 2) Last Critics Forum Talk Next Tuesday Robert Christin, Jr. Robert Christin, Jr., assistant professor and director of fresh man English at the University of Notre Dame will present the fin al lecture of the 1957 Critic’s For um Series, at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 30th, in the Little Theatre of the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. Christin has chosen to discuss “The Great World and Timothy Colt” by Louis Auchincloss. Christin was graduated from Holy Rosary High School in 1939, and received both his bachelors and Masters Degrees in English at Ohio State University. He has just been awarded a Ph. D. at the University of Notre Dame, "4? r, '$$$& Waving welcome to visitors, His Holi ness Pope Pius XII walks briskly along central aisle of Saint Peter's Basilica for Holv Bather’s Easter Message --------x------------------- -------------------------------XL- VATICAN CITY -(NCI Scientific. technological, and electronic ad v a nces c^n bring peace and hope to the world only if they are joined with an acceptance of the Risen Christ and His message. His Holiness Pope Pius XII said in his Easter message. The world is still living in a night of anguish, the Pope said, but it is a night of preparation for the dawn. Already a faint glimmer of dawn appears in the East, announcing the' coming of the earth’s resurrection to a day of glory and peace. But. he said, “it is essential to remove the stone from the tomb in which men desired to bury truth and goodness. A new resur rection of Jesus is necessary, a true resurrection which admits VATICAN CITY’ His Holiness Pope Pius XII urged a group of American newsmen to use the weight of their example to choke off the harmful influence of the scandal press. The Holy Father received the 21 American newsmen, who were in Rome as part of a world tour aimed at helping them to give Americans a true picture of travel conditions abroad. The Pope greeted them as “men of the press and of the skies” and praised them for their “spirit of Columbus" which seeks to find new paths to link the Old World with the New World. "You understand the grave re VATICAN CITS’ —(Radio, NC) His Holiness Pope Pius XII received Masatoshi Matsushita, the special en voy of Japanese Premier Nobusuke Kishi, in a pri vate audience and indicated to him that he would con tinue exerting his influence to combat evil uses of nuclear power. The Pope gave Mr. Matsushita a written statement on nuclear World Must Build Hope In Risen Christ no more the lordship of death.” “In individuals, Christ must de stroy, the night of mortal sin with the dawn of grace regained. "In families, the night of in difference and coolness must give way to the sun of love. "In workshop, in cities, in na tions. in lands of misunderstand ing and hatred, the night must grow bright as the day and strife will cease and there will be peace.” "Easter is here,” said the Pon tiff as he greeted the thousands come to hear him. “It is the day the Lord has made for our exalta tion and our joy.” In words of poetic eloquence which, hr said, were “some thoughts aroused in Our hearts as we meditated.” the Pope painted a picture of the first East er morning, the Passion which Holy Father Asks Newsmen To Squelch Scandal Press sponsibility resting on you,” he said. "Be conscious of it when you write You will agree that there is an evil press abroad which scorns those norms. Bring the weight of your example to thwart the harm it can do. Calumny and scandal, how quickfooted they are! A whisper, harmless per haps though unwarranted, is blown up to a one-inch head line, and what havoc it can wreak in family life, in the lives of individuals and nations!” "A scoop is not worth th* deep sens* of shame that should com* to one guilty of such conduct." The Pope acknowledged that the newsmans task is not an Pontiff Tells Envoy He Will Continue To Fight Evil Uses Of Nuclear Energy weapons, but the contents of the message were not released, being reserved for later publication in Japan. Mr. Matsushita, who plans to visit various chiefs of state in an effort to gain support for a move ment aimed at abolishing atomic and nuclear weapons, had earlier visited London. WTiile in the British capital, he appealed to the British government to cancel its scheduled H-bomb tests in the Pa cific. Rod Sympathiiers Still In Government Jobs Page Four Price Ton Cents $3.00 A Year audience with 30,000 farmers who had come to Rome for their annual congress. (NC Photos). preceded it, and the meaning of the Resurrection that was its climax. Making the keynote of his talk the Paschal hymn. “Haes dies quam fecit Dominus (This is the day the Lord hath made)”, the Pontiff demonstrated that what he was about to say was the message the Church had carried in her liturgy for centuries. "After the invitation to rejoice, addressed to the heavenly choirs of angels, to earth, to our Moth er the Church, and to all nations, the attention of the liturgical hymn is fixed on the night which preceded Our Lord's Resurrec tion. “True night a night of suf fering. anguish and darkness and yet a night of blessing.” The Sovereign Pontiff describ. (Continued on Page 2) easy one and that this fact is so because, he said, the service they can offer to society is in valuable. “One may well shudder at the flood of error and false ^moral standards let loose by the com munication arts today,” the Pope said. He ended the brief discourse with a prayer that God may strengthen the journalists’ reso lution to live up to their lofty vocation, “so that, always alert to your obligation to the thous ands and millions of people who may be affected by what you write, you may give them at all times nothing but the truth, as far as your serious research can ascertain it.” During the 10-m inute audi ence with the Pope, Mr. Matsu shita, rector of Japan's St. Paul University, a non Catholic in stitution, expressed his appr*. ciation of the Pope's past state ments on th* control and uses of nuclear power. The Holy Father, in turn, thanked the envoy for his inter est in the matter and presented him with copies of some of hia past discourses on nuclear power.