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News Section--Page 10A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, June 18, 1950 % Father Corpus Christi Procession In Rome Vatican City--On the Feast of Corpus Christi, during this tloly Year, the Eternal City yesterday witnessed a manifestation of Faith which in intensity, magnitude and- splendor nndoubtedly has few. if any, parallels ill the modern his- tory of the ChtlFt.h. St. Peter's Square itself became an open air basilica which dwarfed in size even the enormous temple which forms its background. Half a million of the faithful from all corners nfi the earth gathered in the square and its environs to join with His ttoliness Pope Plus XI] in an act of homage to Christ in tile Eucharist. ('enturies-ohl traditions came gloriously to life in this public profession of a triumphant time- less faith. When the Sovereign Pontiff, from the altar erected in front of St. Peler's central portal, gave Eucharistic Benediction to the half-million kneeling men, women, chihtren, stretching as far back as the Tiber brid~.'e and Castel St. angola, the Holy Year, now almost six months ohl, seemed to have reached its climax. Readers Urged To Spur Morality In Press By Their Use Of Patronage New York --(NC)-- Americans by their patronage should encour- age the press to maintain a high standard of morality, the Very Rev. Francis J. Connell, C.SS.R., de- clared on the Catholic Hour broad-_ cast. "Those who read the papers as well as those who publish them have tile duty to support the eth- ical standards of the press," Fath- er Connell said. "The publishers ~,'ould soon withdraw objection- able features from their columns if the people refused to buy theii papers. "And so, [ say to all Of you who read the daily papers: Don't pat- ronize those journals that seek aensationalism rather than truth in their presentation of news, or those papers that unjustly defame' men and women in private or pub- lie life, or those papers that spec- ialize in sordid and. indecent stories and pictures." The Catholic Hour speaker point- ed out that freedom of speech does not include the right to vilify and to calumniate. "It does not include the right to foster among the citizens of our country a spirit of disloyalty and disobedience toward those who govern tin," he continued. "Rea- sonable and just criticism of those in public office is something help- ful toward securing good men as our civil officials; but unreason- able and unjust denunciation of our public servants tends to destroy the sense of patriotism among ou~ people." Rep. Borden Named Head Of House Group Which Handles School Aid Bills Washington --(NC)-- Rep. Gra- ham Barden of North Carolina has been elected chairman of the House Labor and Education Com- mittee. He was named to succeed the late Rel). John Lesinski of Michigan. His election was not unexpected since lie ranked second in seniority to Mr. Leainski on the committee. Representative Barden was the author of the controversial Barden Bill in the Federal aid to education field, which was condemned by Catholic leaders of the country as discriminatory and un-American. The Barden Bill shut the door on any aid to non-public school pupils. It failed to obtain committee ap- proval. Representative Lesinski was a champion of Federal aid to all school children. orr on Home Furnishing DE GRAFF BROS. Ruls ~nd Linolenms a By HUGH DEVINE \\ Increasing tension and political naneuvering has marked the con- tinuing East-West conflict in re- cent days. The United States cool- ly brushed off the plan of Secre- tary-General Trygve I,ie of theI United Nations to end the coldI war. One of the keystones of Mr. Lie's peace plan is to adm t Com- munist China into the United Nations. U.S. Senator Herbert R. O'Connor of Maryland bluntly de- clared that Trygve Lie is "defin- it(~ly following the Communist \ . party line.., His recommendations are all in the interest pf the Krem- in." SHE'LL FEEL HER WORK IS DONE I::UNOS 1"O Pur AN I try in recent years was proposed in the Bishops' Program of Social Here and There Reconstruction issued in 1919 according to Secretary of Labor Maurice J. Tobin. 12 W Stepkensen ~ Freeport In Belgium a Catholic cabinet of the Christian Social Party took office and prepared to call a joint paHiamentary session in July to I: restore King Leopold Ill to the ]l throne, lJ J. Edgar Hoover, director of the ~l Federal Bureau of lnvestigation,]I demanded more agents to ferret/I out, it was said, a potential "fifth II column" of 54,000 known commun- ists in the U.S. and 500,000 sym- pathizers. Dr. Chi-Yuan Wang, Chinese educator, journalist and China National Assembly member, was buried in New York after a Requiem Mass following his death- bed conversion to Catholicism. Dr. Wang, 56, an intellectual listed by the Chinese communists as a "war criminal," had been in this country only six months when he was stricken with a tropical disease. A non-Catholic business man in Rochester, N.Y. is demonstrating old-fashioned American good-will, at considerable cost to himself, by transporting children of two faiths to religious instruction classes. He owns and operates at his own ex- pense a bus and two automobiles which take Catholic and Presby- terian children to their respective churches for religion classes. The draft of a law whereby priests could be forced to reveal to public authorities knowledge gain- ed in the confessional is about to be introduced in the national assembl$ of Yugoslavia, according to a dispatch of KIPA, Swiss Catholic news agency. ~[ VirtuallF every social and eeon- i omic reform enacted in this noun- NEWBERRY'S Wallpaper nnd Paint Headquarters Modern Styles in Wallpapers and Point 22 W. Main Freepod" EGELHOF FUNERAL HOME Tel. 26 I. Dubuque Illinois UEHREN O FURLONG Furniture end Rugs Chapel Home Ambulance Service Phones, Stere 122, Nite Ros. 70 GALENA, ILLINOIS JACKIE S/IEA RE EMBERS WHAT HIS WAR HERO DAD WROTE- AND WINS TWO SC/IOLARSHIPS Boston-- (N(')--Remember the classic letter to Jackie of World War lI ? Well, Jackie--or to be more formal, John Joseph Shea, Jr., --is a bi~" boy now. He's 13. And he's been heedino' the advice given in the famous letter which was written when hc was a yolmffster of five. It was the first and only letter lie ever received from his dad and it was written shortly before Comdr. John J. Shea lost his life in the sinking' of the aircraft carrier Wast) in the South Pacific in 1942. "Be a good boy and grow up to be a good young man. Study hard when you ~'o to school. (let all the education you can," his dad wrote. Jackie Shea has just been graduated from St. Agnes' Schoo! in Arlington. fie was an honor student during all eight years, lte tool( an examination for a .scholarship at Matignon High School in Cambridge and topped 400 other contestants for the prize. IIe also took an ex- amination for a scholarshil) at Boston College High School and finished ahead of 700 other sttt- dents, shining especially in Eng- lish and arithmetic with an aver- age of 96.5 per cent. Commamler Shea was an alum- nus of Boston College, gradu- ating at the aa'e of 19 with the class of 1918. In the famous letter, the Cam- AlL mander also advised Jackie to l,e a g'ood (:atholic and he could not hell) but become a good American. Archbishop's Letter Read In State Senate Helps To Beat Rent Decontrol Bill Baton Ro.ge. l,a.,--(NC) --A leth.r by Archhishol) Joseph F. Rumnwl of New Orleans, which was read in the State Senate chamber hel'e, iscredited witt) h*,lping defeat the rent decontrol bill in I.ouisiana. ],andlords packed the gallery at the session, at which the Senate voled 20 to 17 against decontrol. A rchbishop Rummel's letter was addressed to Mrs. Benjamin Bail- kin, a member of the rent advis- ory hoard for the New Orleans area. In it he said: "It is my firm opinion that decontrol at the ore- sent moment would cause incalcu- able hardship to the hundreds of thousands of families in our State, especially in our larger cities, who are dependent on the rental of homes." 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