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TWrlN'I-H[rHT TME. ]MLLFFIM .Of TI411I CAg)LIC I.AY]EN.S ASSOCIATION OF GEOgG|A APRIL 29. 1950 , WELCOMING THE NEW BISHOP OF CllARLESTON -- Tile Catholics and non-Catholics of Charleston gathered with mem- bers of the Catholic laity from all parts of South Carolina to welcome the Most Rev. John J. Russell, D. D., on the evening of his installation as the seventh Bishop of the historic DioceSe of Charleston. W. W Ball, editor of The News and Courier, who voiced the greetings of the non-Catholics of Charleston to Bishop Russell, is shown standing. Seated on the stage of the Bishop England High School auditorium, left to right, are Lawrence Slattery, who welcomed the new Bishop on behalf of the Green- ville Deanery; Thomas N. Ficklen, of the Columbia Deanery; Dr. Daniel L. Maguire, of the Charleston Deanery, Bishop Russell. Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence J. Shehan of Baltimore; Monsignor James J. May, Vicar General of the Diocese of Charleston. and Father Joyce Russell, of Benedict, Maryland, brother of the Bishop.--(Photo by Reilly). Bishop Russell At Reception in Charleston (Special to The Bulletin) CHARLESTON, S. C. -- Nearly two thousand persons, Catholics and non-Catholics, greeted the Most Reverend John J. Russell, D. D., Bishop of Charleston, at a pub- lic reception held in the gymnas- ium of Bishop England High School on the evening of His Excel- lency's installation. Monsignor James J. May, Vicar General of the Diocese of Charles- ton, who was Administrator of the Diocese in the period between the departure of Bishop Emmet M. Walsh and the coming of his suc- cessor, presided during the for- mal program. He introduced Dr. Daniel L. Maguire who welcomed the new Bishop on 'behalf of the Catholic laity of Charleston; W. W. Ball, editor of The Charleston News and Courier, who extended a welcome from the non-Catholics of the city; Thomas N. Fickling, of Columbia, who voiced the welcome of the Columbia Deanery, and Lawrence Slattery, of Greenville, who rep- resented that Deanery. Monsignor May next presented Bishop Russell, outlining in his in- troduction the accomplishments of his uncle, the Most Reverend WiN lianl T. Russell, who was Bishop of Charleston from 1917 until his death in 1927. Monsignor May re- called that during the Episcopate of Bishop Russell the priests of the Diocese had increased in num- ber from seventeen to thirty-four; the first unit of Bishop England High School was constructed, and the first portion of St. Francis Xavier Infirmary was built. He al- so mentioned the national and in- ternational distinction which Bish- op Russell attained. "Judging by his nephew's rec- ord, I believe he will go still fur- ther," Monsignor May said in pre- aenting the new Bishop Russell. Bishop Russell said he had had some trepidation in coming to Charleston that the affection he had for the city might not he re- turned, but that the cordiality of his welcome by the people of Charleston, without regard to ereed, made him feel right at home. He said an entry in Cardinal Gibbons' diary had mentioned the warm welcome the people of Charleston gave his uncle upon his installation as Bishop of! Charleston thirty-five years ago by the Cardinal. He added that he had! seen a repetition of that generous l acceptance by the people of all denominations at his own installa- tion that day. Bishop Russell called attention to the presence on the platform with him of the Right Reverend Thomas N. Carruthers, Bishop of: erend Albert S. Thomas, retired bishop of the Episcopalian diocese of South Carolina; Mayor William MeG. Morrison of Charleston, and Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence J. Shehan of Baltimore. Toward the close of his talk, Bishop Russell said: "1 have come here because there is work to be done, the highest work to which we can put our minds and hearts. to save human souls." Pointing to his coat-of-arms, which was displayed on the stage, with its motto, "Per Matrem Dei," Bishop Russell referred to it as a most fortunate choice of a motto, as these things are to be accomp- lished "though the Mother of God." He asked for tile prayers of all that his efforts might be sue- cessfuL "My success will be your spirit- ual betterment; my failure will be your spiritual lose . . . No man can do it: only God, through grace and light. My people, God bless you," he concluded. Most of the welcoming addresses had reference to Bishop Russell's previous acquaintance with Charleston on visits during the time that his uncle was Bishop of the Diocese. Dr. Maguire Sketched the history of the Diocese and the accomplish- ments of Bishop Russell's six pre- decessors. He told how Bishop Russell's reputation as a spiritual leader had preeeded him to Charleston. Mr. Ball welcomed Bishop Rus- sell, "not as an official, only as a citizen in your Diocese, of South Carolina, and especially of Charles- ton in which your lot is east, not as a member of your body of Christians, but as an avowed fol- lower of the Master whom you serve, and speaking for the people who are now your people." Mr. Fiekling paid a tribute to Bishop .Walsh and of the sadness his transfer from the Diocese had occasioned, but expressed happi- ness that the new Bishop came to Charleston not unacquainted with the Diocese and its particular prob- lems. Mr. Slatery told of the growth of Catholicism in Greenville and the Piedmont section of South Caro- lina during his lifetime. Before presenting Bishop Waish, Monsignor May expressed gratitude to all who had participated in making the installation and wel- come of Bishop Russell a success. In the receiving line with Bishop Russell were Mrs. Frank B. Schachte, president of the Charles- ton Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, and William C. Ehrhardt, State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus. Musical numbers on the program Welcomed Archbishop O'Boyle, Bishop Walsh Speak at Luncheon Honoring Newly Installed Bishop of Charleston (Special to The Bulletin) CHARLESTON, S. C.-- Follow- Ing the impressive rites at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, on March 28, when the Most Reverend John J. Russell, D. D., was formally installed as Bishop of Charleston, a luncheon in honor of the new Bishop was given at the Fort Sumtcr Hotel. At the conclusion of the lunch- eon, Bishop Russell presented his predecessor as Bishop of Charles- ton, the Most Reverend Emmet M. Walsh, D. D., now Coadjutor Bishop of Youngstown. Bishop Walsh, in his talk, said that an unusual privilege had been granted him in that he had been permited to live to see and to greet as his successor one who had a rec- ord of distinction in the priest- hood, as pastor and ha the field of Catholic charity. He expressed his delight that Bishop Russell, whom he had known as a worthy priest, had been designated not only as his own successor, but as the successor also in the See of Charleston of his illustrious uncle, the late Bishop William T. Russell. To Bishop Russell, Bishop Waish said that he wished for him a bril- liant career in the Episcopacy and as much happiness as he had en- joyed in the twenty-two years that he had spent as Bishop of Charles- ton. He told Bishop Russell that he knew that the priests serving the Diocese would spend themselves in the service of Holy Mother Church under his leadership and that he would find Catholic people who would give him their hearts, genu- ine children of the Church, ready to work with their Bishop for the glory of God and the upbullding of Catholicity in South Carolina. The only other speaker at the lhncheon was Archbishop Patrick A. O'Doyle of Washington, who told Bishop Russell that the laity of the Diocese of Charleston made up ,n quality for their lack in numbers, and that he had known how the priests of the Diocese re- spected Bishop Walsh, and he could tell Bishop Russell that he was coming where the priests would give him loyal support. Relatives of Bishop Russell who attended the installation ceremony included his brother, Father W. Joyce Russell, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, Benedict, Md., his sister, Mrs. Charles Kimmel, Mr. Klmmel, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kimmel, Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Russell, Mrs. Irma Jeers and Miss Elizabeth Farrell. Among the friends of Bishop Russell who came to Charleston for his installation were members of where he had been pastor. Mrs. Nell Jones, Mrs. Thomas Lyons, Mrs. James Markham, Miss Aleinda Gugdin, Mrs. Regina Kane, Miss Anne Fitzhugh, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Al- phonse La Porte, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour O'Brien, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Murphy, A. Centra, Bernard McGinn and Alfred McGarraghy. CONTACT, student publication at Belmont Abbey College, has been awarded a first place rating by the Scholastic Press Associa- tion of Columbia University. the Protestant Episcopal Diocese were by the .Bishop England High the parish of the Church of the : [ South Carolina; the Right Rev-School band.  Natlvi ha Washington, D, Cn Funeral Rites at Belmont Abbey for 'Father Gallagher 9ELMONT, N. C.--Funeral ser- vices were held in the Belmont Abbey Cathedral on March 29 for Father James F. Gallagher, vener- able priest of the Diocese of Raleigh, who died at St. Joseph of the Pines HosPital, Southern Pines. Bishop Vincent S. Waters of Raleigh offered the Pontifical Re- quiem Mass, with Monsignor John P. Manlcy, V. F., of Charlotte, as assistant priest; Father Joseph Tobin, O. S. B., Prior of Belmont Abbey, and Father Sebastian Doris, O. S. B., Sub-prior, deacons of honor; Father Michael J. Begley, superintendent of the orphanage at Nazareth, deacon of the Mass; Father John S. Regan, assistant supc,'intendcnt of the orphanage, subdeacon, and Father Francis K. O'Brien, Chancellor of the Diocese of Raleigh, and Father Thomas Stumpf, masters of ceremony, The sermon was delivered by Father Bcgley, and Bishop Waters spoke also in eulogy of Father Gallagher. Fhe Office of the Dead was chanted by the priests' choir of Belmont Abbey, and interment was in the Abbey Cemetery. A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Father Gallagher was offered on the day following his death at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Southern Pines, by Father John A. Brown, pastor of the Sacred Heart Church, Pinehurst. Father Gallagher was born Sep- tember 6, 1868. He was ordained at BelmQnt Abbey in 1911 by the late Bishop Leo Haid, O. S. B. Vicar Apostolic of North Carolina and Abbot-Ordinary of Belmont. He served on the missions of Wilming- ton; at St. Patrick's Church, Fay- etteviHe; Sacred Heart Church, Dunn; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rocky Mount, as chaplain of St. Genevieve-of-the-Pines, Asheville, and spent a number of years at the Catholic Orphanage, Nazareth. Since his retirement, in 1941, on account of his failing health, Fath- er Gallagher had been in residence at Nazareth. MRS. JACOB UTNICK DIES ON SULLIVAN'S ISLAND CHARLESTON, S. C. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Margaret Gruscnbaum Utnick, wife of Jacob Utnick, were held April 6 at Stella Marls Church, Sullivan's Island. A native of Germany, Mrs. Utnick is survived by her husband, and a son, Joseph Utnlck, of Sul-- livan's Island. MAS$EY-OLARK COMPANY Dealers in Hardware and Building Supplies Mount Holly, N. C. Best Wishe, M. V. Whle. A. G. Bell, Jr. WHITESIDES AND COMPANY INSURANCE SURETY BONDS CoaH,rcml Budlng, Geao4sku, N. C.