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PAGE 12 THE OBSERVER FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1961 Those who have felt the touch of your compassion, can be your witness when you are most in need, saying: I WAS HUNGRY - in BENGAL and you helped grains to me channel life- saving American I WAS THIRSTY - in devastated CHILE and you helped send water purifying tablets to my village I WAS NAKED - in an ice-cold hut in KOREA and you covered me with warm garments I WAS SHELTERLESS - in HONG KONG and you helped put a roof over my head I WAS SICK - in VIETNAM and your aid brought a nurse to my side I WAS A PRISONER - of a refugee camp in TRIESTE and you helped liberate me for productive life in AUSTRALIA G'AS A WHITE CANDLE IN A HOLY PLACE, $o is the beauty of an aged face"--these words from "The Old Woman" by the famed Irish Catholic poet, Joseph Campbell, remind thaL those whose lives have been long and often difficult such as the "hard core" refugees, have an equal right to human dignity. Many of the homeless and aged languish in refugee camps with little hope of ever again knowing a home. The )~merican Catholic Bishops' over- seas relief agency provides assistance to these people and. since the end of the war, has de-- voted its efforts to the resettlement of refugees. Contributions to the Bishops' Relief Fund Ap- peal, March 12, will provide the financial aid needed to carry on the refugee relief pr$- grams. Help restore a refugee to a new life, ,$ an individual American, you can join in a global food-sharing campaign in which United States Government and p, eople-to-people agencies are partners in meeting human need. o Your gift to Catholic Relief Services-N.C.W.C. is your way to join in the war against hunger crusade of tl e sixties. THE EYES OF THIS CHILD from the Far East look to you in the hope that you will say aye to her beseeching appeal to help her and millions of other children throughout the world who only ask that you share your bounty and blessings with friends in need Surplus foods are made available through the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Distribution is made through the American Catholic Bis- hops' overseas relief agency, Cathoric Relief Services--National Catholic Welfare Confer- ence. Your support is rasked to continue the feeding programs. Make a contribution to the Bishops' Relief Fund Appeal, March 12. ! Catholic Bisho S Rel" ef Fund A @ J