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Rated On Pago
Seven This Wook
Vol. VI, No. 30
More Letters Needed
Time and Sen. Mosher
Vs. Film Control
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
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
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
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
—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
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
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
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
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
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.
Set Meeting,
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
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
John Myer. Lawrence Hoff
man and Joseph Lang, “Refu
William Bond, Dr. Thomas
Wangler and Richard Haag,
“What Vincentians Can Do to
Help Alcoholics.”
Two Diocesan Priests To Mark
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
Father Estadt, who has been
stationed at St. Thomas parish
for 21 years, is a native of Cald
He graduated from St. Joseph
College, Indiana in 1926 and en
tered St. Gregory Seminary, Cin
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
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,
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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-
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
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
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
"You understand the grave re­
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
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
"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
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
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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
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
“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
“One may well shudder at the
flood of error and false ^moral
standards let loose by the com
munication arts today,” the Pope
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.

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