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APRIL 27, ]946 THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC LAYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF "GEORGIA SEVEN Louis Budenz, Former Communist Edilo00, Warns el Communistic World Dominatiorl in Statement to Congressional Commillee iN. C. W. C. News Service) WASIIINGTON -- q'hc com- lmnisl persecution of religion i. now iu the open for the entire world Io view and the "nee-Nero assault on Catholic Christians ill Poland and Ruthenia riwds in savagery the brown-shirted and black-shirted reigns of terror," Louis F. Budenz, former editor of the communist Daily Worker who returned to the Catholic Faith last year. declared in a statement here after he had testified at a closed hearing of the llousc of Represenlatives committee in- vesligaiing un-American activi- ties. Mr. Budenz. who is now on the faculty of the school of journal- ism a! tim .University of Notre Dame, declared every communisl is "a potential spy against the United States." He added thai he had no desire "to pillory any in- dividual eominunist" and said he had connseled the congressional committee that to "confu.e labor alld tile c.omtnnnists wonld be a grave misl ake." The Rev. Francis P. Cavanaugh. C. S. C., (lean of the College of Liberal Arls al the university. accompanied Mr. Budenz at lhe hearing. The former communist editor exphdned that he had ask- ed Father Cavanaugh lo come with him because "l Wahl Noh'e Dame University to be fully ad- vised (11' what lranspires and I appreciale deeply the nniversity's splendid cooperation wilh me and for Inc." The full text of Mr. Budenz' stalcment follows: "In re.ponding to the subpoena of tht comtfliltee, there is no dis- position on my part to pillory any individual communist. Quile to the contrary, I pray for each and every one of them every day, that they may abandon their atheistic and anti-American affiliation. It is to tile communist system that I am opposed, with its iron dic- tatorship over the liberties and souls of men. "What I did state to the com- mittee, as I had relucl, antly found frmn my experience, is that the Communist Party in the United States is a direct arm of the Sov- let foreign department. It served a foreign power and never swerves from such service by a hair's breadth. What I further had to state was that the policy agreed upon and exemplified by the orders conveyed last year in the Jacques Duclos (French . cmn- munist leader) letter was one of continuous hostility to the United States and injury to the Ameri- can nation. It was a Hitlerite policy of world domination; to be established step by step through fifth columns: Tile documents of the disettssion on that letter, back- ed up by the documents in regard to tile intent of the communists over the years, expressed that aim in black and white. "Whether that policy will be changed or nol remains to be seen. There has been no indication of any such change; everything points lo its continuance. That aim is the building up of Soviet power through the santo dmnina- tion of other countries thai Hit- let' brought about, directed at Ihc eventual destrnclion of the Ant- erican nation. "The communist persecution of rellgion, to which I referred al the time of my relurn to the Catholic Church and which has been emphasized in communist circles, is now" on( in lhe open for all the world to note. The nee-Nero assault on Catholic Christians in Poland and Ruthenia rivals in savagery lhe brown- shifted and black-shiried reigns of terror. "Any good relations with Soviet Russia will have io flow from bringing all these cold, hard realities to the attention of the Soviet State, in nay opinion, and m some way reaching the people of that nation, shut in now behind walls of police censorship. "Among communists in this country, there are many who have become sucil out of an original selLve of sbcial injustice but who are now most unlmppy in their association. They are beginning lo realize thai each one of lhem is a poleniial spy againsl ihe United States. I iold the committee of my hope that many of lhese peo-' pie will realize the sedition agaitisl lhe United States of which they are in grave daner of being guilly. "To confuse labor and the com- munists wtmld be a grave mis- take. I told lhe committee: but 1o neglect the edncalion of the American people to the anti- American intent of the eonununist organization'would be a profound- ly unpatriotic act?' Presidential Citation for Ex-Serviee Man Student at St. John's, Waynesville (Special to The Bulletin) WAYNESVILLE, N. C.--Robert D. Rhea, Canton, a student at St. John's School here, has been awarded a Presidential Citation for "extraordinary heroism dur- ing action in support of beach re- connaissance by Underwaler De- molition Teams at enemy Japa- nese-held Iwo Jima Volcanic Is- land, on February 17, 1945" by Lieutenant Commander Joseph H. Floyd, U. S. Navy, by direction of the Chief of Naval Operations, This Presidential Unit Citation was presented to Mr. Rhea's ship LCI (G) 473. Mr. Rhea was also awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in the same action. :His service ribbons show three battle stars. In addition to Mr. Rhea, two other ex-service men are attend- ing St. John's School to finish high sehool course interrupted by the war. They are Roy Mor- ris, of Sylvan, who served for over three years wilh the Fourth Marine Divl.slon and who was en- gaged in combat during the inva- sion of'-the Marshall Islands, Sat- pan, Tinian and Iwo Jima, and Bill Willet who served with the i Army in Franee, Belginm. ltol- 'land and Germany. " ,/ Allen's Spring Is a Perfectly Beautiful Season Spring is our favorite season at Allen's .... come see all the at- tractive fashions we garnered for you! J,PAllon FATHER AMBROSE DIES IN VIRGINIA Funeral Services for Rev. Ambrose Gallagher, O.S.B., Joseph B. Reynolds Funeral in Atlanta ATLANTA, Ga. -- Funeral ser- vices !for Joseph B. B6ynolds, who (tied March 31, were held ft'om tim Sacred lleart Chnrch, the Rev ,Iohn Emmerth. S. hi., officiating. Held From Belmont Abbey! A native of Augusta, Mr. Rey- Waters lnOlds,, was a member of the old Cathedral--Bishop Marshall Reynolds Tobacco 'Com- I pauy in Allanta. Attends Pontifical Requigm Mr. Reynolds is snrvivcd by his Mass Offered by Abbot ;wife, Mrs Constantine Kloeclder Vincent Reynolds: a daughter, Mrs. John .I. I,'arrell, Alexandria, Vs.; three sisters, Mrs. James Duffy, Atlan- la. Mrs. Nellie Hogan and Miss Sadie Reynolds, Augusta; five grandchildren: Joseph Reynolds, Ili, New Orleans, John Farrell, Jr.. Joseph Farrell, James Far- tell and D,'rvid Farrell, Alexan- dria. MISS KATE TRUITT DIES IN ATLANTA ATLANTA: Ga. -- Funeral ser- vices for Miss Kate Elizabeth Truitt. who died April 6, were held from the Sacred Heart Church. the Very Rev. Edward McGrath, S,' M., officiating. Miss Truitt, a native of h'e- laud. had lived in Allanta for eighty years. No immediate rela- tives survive her. FATIIER AMBROSE BELMONT, N. C.--Father Am- brose Gallagher, O. S. B., for- merly principal of the Benedic- tine Military School in Savannah. Ga., for thirteen years pastor of St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, N. C., and for the last three years pastor of Holy Family Church, Powers, West Virginia, died on March 28 in Lynchburg, Va., while passing through that city on a train, reining from Roan- oke, where he had been visiting hismother. Funeral services were held at the Belmont Abbey Cathedral here, the Right Rev. Vincent G. Taylor, O. S. B., D. D., Abbot Ordinary of Belnmnt, offering the Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass, The Very Rev. JoSeph Tobin, O. S. B., Prior of Belnmnt Abbey, was the assistant priest; the Rev. Michael MeInerney, O. S. B., and the Rev. Wilfred Foley, O. S. B., were deacons of honor; the Very, Rev. Sebastian Doris, O. S. B., sub-prior of Belmont Abbey, was deaeon of the Mass, and the Rev. Brendan Dooley, O. S. B., .sub- deaeon. The Most Rev. Vincent S. Wat- ers, D. D., Bishop of Raleigh, was' present in the sanctuary. Assist. i ing elergy ineluded the Right Rev. Msgr. Arthur R. Freeman,: P. A., Vicar General of the Die-, eese of Raleigh, Charlotte; the Right Rev. Msgr. T..lames MoNa- mare, Savannah, Ga., the Right Rev. Msgr. Martin C. Mm'phy, Columbia, S. C., the Very Rev. Msgr. J. Lennox Federal, Ral- eigh, N, C., and a number of priests from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Father Michael, of Belmont Ab- bey, a close friend of Father Am- brase, delivered tile sermon. A NORTI! CAROLINIAN A native of Charlotte. where he was born Augnsi 4, 1881, Fath- er Ambrose entered the seminary at Belmont Abbey and was or- dained here in 1906. From 1906 to 1923, he was stationed at the Benedictine Military School in Savannah, where he made a no- table record of service and achievement as an educator. In 1923, he was made pastor of St. Peter's Church, Charlotte, where he servel until 1936, when he was appoihted prior of the Bene- dictine conimunity in R|chmond, Va. and vice-preSident of tile Benedigtine High School there. In 1940, Father Ambrose returh- ed to Belmont Abbey for a year, teaching in the seminary. IIe d, as then for some montiL. in Maplewood, N. J., as assistant pastor of St. Joseph's Church, and in 1942 became pastor of the par- ish in Powers, West Virginia. EDITORIAl, TRIBUTE IN SAVANNAil NEWSPAPER In its issue of March 29, The Savannah Evening Press con- lained tile following editorial h'ibute to Father Ambrose: "A devoted servant of his church, a scholar and a man of eloquence has passed in the death of the Rev. Father Ambrose Gal- lagher, O. S. B., who (lied yester- day in Lynchburg, Va. "It has been twenty4wo years since Father Ambrose was sta- tioned iz Savannah but the rec- ollection of him is still green in the memory of Savannahians who PETEI{ R. CEFALU DIES 1" ATLANTA ATLANTA, Ga. -- Ftmeral ser- vices for Peter R. Cefalu, widely known blind gardener, who died April 6, were held from the hn- maculate Conception Church, the Rev. ,losepit R. Smith officiating. Mr. Cefalu is survived by three sisters, Miss Mary Cefalu, Mr:. J. l,eonte and Mrs. B. F. Warren, and lwo brothers, Sam A. Cefalu and Paul B. Cefalu, all of Atlanta. MRS. A. M. FORNARA DIES IN ATLANTA ATLANTA, Ga. -- Funeral ser- vices for Mrs. A. M. Fornar:t, who died Mareh 30, were held from the Sacred Heart Church. the Rev. John Era.met(h, S. M,, officiating. Mrs. Fornara is survived by her husband; three daughters, Miss ,lane F.ornara, Mrs, D. II. Fineher and Mrs. F. It. DiCristina. all of Atlanta. MRS. GERTRUDE LYNCH FUNERAL IN ATLANTA ATLANTA, Ga.--Funeral serv- ices for Mrs. Gertrude E. Lynch, wife of the late John T. Lynch, were held on April 6 from the Sacred Heart Church, the Very Rev. Edward P. McGrath, S. M., offieiating. Mrs. Lynch is sur- vived by a nephew, Henry C. Tay- lor. MRS. GEORGE KALIL DIES IN DOUGLAS DOUGLAS, Ga.  Funeral ser- vices for Mrs. George Kalil, who died April I5, were held from St. Paul's Church, Father Frederick Gilbert, O. M. I., officiating. Mrs. Kalit was born in Syria',- but had made her home in Doug !a's for a number of years. She ts survived by her husband, eorge Kalil; and three children, arie Kalil. Lillian Kali and Kelly Kalil; a sisterl Mrs. Rosa IIolland, and two brothers, E. Thrones and Peter Thomas, Doug- las. , knew him either as adults then oV :as yonng people who came within :lhe sphere of his teachings, espe- I cially the young men he taught (luring his nineteen years as a member of the faenlty of the Ben- edictine School. "Father Ambrose was stationed al the Sacred Ifeart Church from 1906 to 1924 and during the past three years of his tenure acted as principal of Benedictine. In th2 Scimol he taught among other snbjeets, English and public speaking, known in those days as "elocution," and his classes Will rememher iris brilliance and the tmderstanding manner in which im sought to impart to his yonng citarges some of the eloqnence and grace that were his on the spe:lking platform. In the church, l,'ather Ambrose's sermons wore marked by scholarship attd clar- ity with whicb he presented the Iruths of his faith, and on the lecture platform his subject, h)o. were masterpieee of prepa- ration and of lucid, interesting presentalion. An anonncemeut Ihat he wa to .speak always meant a frill house. "All of Father Ambrose's tal- ents slid attaimnenls were to him fundanlentatly for use in dis- charging in lhe highest degree tim respon.ibilities of his priest- ly office. Not even failing heailh halted his work for his chtwch, and when he was unable physi- (rally Io cope wilh the duties of a large parish, he carried on fn small lni,it'ms. Ili, to lhe very end as a life of service." USO-NCCS CLUB IN SAVANNAH CLOSED (Snecial to The Bnlletin) SAVANNAII, Ga.--I nactivaiion of Ihmter Field. Challmm Field and Camp Siewarl and the ces:sa- lion of war industry here bronght ahout the closing of the US() Club which has been operated here by the National Catholic Community Service. The Right Rev. Monsignor T. James McNamara, who has been moderator of the club since it was opengd five years ago, said that the club in folh)wing through with the aims of the United Set'- vice Organizations songht to .erve both the spiritual and ma- terial needs of tile members of the armed forces and work pro- duction workers and 1heir fami- lies as well. Members of the USO-NCCS Clnb staff who were serving with Monsignor McNamara were Fa- ther George Daly. assistant mod- erator: Miss Alicia Barau. direc- lot': Miss tlelen Marie Kenney, assistant director: Mrs. Mac 1{. Dndley. executive secretary. ht rendering service to those ot all creeds, said Monsignor Mc- Namarm the USO-NCCS club in Savannah "demonstrated 1he proud boast of use 'unily enrich- ed by differences,' titus reflecting essential Americanism. [n line with its religious program this club sponsored commnnion break- fasts, retreats and sludy club, and dislribnted lhousands of reli. gious -articles ineluding praver Imoks, missals, rosaries, medals and pamphlets. In all. as with the other use Clubs. there was the demonstration of private agency op,ration with its attendant in- dividual iniliative and vohmieer participation and supporl." Monsignor McNamara express- ed his fhanks lo the people o Savannah and to the many of ganizations and churches of the city for their assistance and vol- unteer work at the club, whicli brought commendation from the men and women served. Ile also expressed gratitude to the com- munity generally for the eour- tesy and friendliness it extended to the thousands of service peo- ple who were assigned to the )nilo itary bases here and to the then- sands of. out-of-towners who mi- grated here for war work. THANKS VOLUNTEERS In speaking of the volunteers who had served the club so ad- mirably and so unselfishly Mon- ,dgnor McNamara said that a to- tal of approxhnately 112,820 honrs in service had been given by tbe volunteers during the five years the club has been in operation. A program of thanks has been arranged for the senior vohm- leers of the club and for the unior volunteers. ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM DURING CLOSING WEEK Maintaining full activity uniil the final day of its operation, the USO-NCCS lub at Liberty and Bull streets, offered a full pro- gram of entertainment during its closing week. Among the features "scheduled was tim Southern IIospitality Program on the evening of March 30, witl Mrs. Ilarry T. Wil- son, Miss Frances lVloran, Mrs. Lawrence Dunn, Miss Agne Rockwell, Miss Grace Moran, Miss Eleanor tfutton, Miss Wini- red Qninan, Miss Elsie Hollister, Miss Jeannette Galina and Mis Elizabeth Prendergast as hos- tesses. Mnsie for dancing wa furnished by Applewhite's orches- tra and Mrs. Jennie Bouhan and Mrs. Richard Welsh served as chaperons. Refreshments were served by Mrs. T.J. Dowling, Mrs. T. C. Lyon, Mrs. Madge Zof ler and Mrs. W. J. Dawson. Ou March 31. there was a cof- fee honr in the morning, and a refreshment hour in Ihe evening, followed by a eabaret parly in the hall room. Miss Elizabeth l,eaey conducted a quiz program, with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jiran as- sisting. tIRSULINi,I NUNS CONDUCT CLASSES ! RELI(ION AT WARI) AND EDGEI,'IELD" WARD. S. C.--Nuns from lhe Ursnline Convent of the frontal.u- late Conception. in Colnmbia, are now teaching (.la:es i:t reli",ion each Sunday for the children of St, William's parish in Ward and 1he hnmaculate Conception paristt in Edgefield. The Hey. P. A. Ryan. S. J.. who is now in charge of the Mine Creek mission i:emitory, hopes that the Ursnline Nuns will be able to devote a portion of their summer vaealion: to instrucling the elass which will receive Con- firmation later this summer. ;I