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MAY 2, '1931 W. H. Bennett, Noted Lay Leader, Dies Was Organizer of Alham- bra and Conceived Ide of Fourth Degree of K. of C. (Special to The Bulletin.) BROOKLYN, N. Y.--William Harp- er Bennett. for may years a staunch lay apostle, died here April 17th. Mr. Bennett is survived by a broth- er, Walter H. Bennett president of the Emiarant Savings Bank. and a sisler. Miss Josephine Bennett. He was in the real estate business. Mr. Bennett was born June 14. 1869, in Brooklyn and educated at St. Fran- cis College, St. John's College and Geor2etownUniversity. After gradua- tion hz served as a reporter on the New York Herald for several years and theft entered ;he real estate busi- ness. His father, Colonel Michael Fr. Woods of N. Caro{ina Nazareth Orphanage Rehres After 25 Years of Labor for 0rpharrs, Growing Deaf- ness Prompts Withdrawal (From the News and Observer, Raleigh) After 25 years. Rev. George A. Woods has retired as head of the t Catholic Orphanage at Nazareth. The announcement brought sorrow to the residents of Nazareth where I cvcry brick in its modern walls, ev- i ery shrub on beautiful grounds, ev- ery memory of its hard days and good, is connected in some way with ' the untiring efforts of "Father I George." i ' Retirement from the superintendcn- , cy and from the active uriesthood Bennett. from 1875 to the time cf blslwas authorized by Bishop Hafey be- death, was president of St. Augus-i cause cf a gr(wing deafneac, with fine's Conference of the St. Vincent 'v.'hieh Father Woods has been suffer- de Path Social,,. ",rien Colonel Ben- ; ins for several years. Eetirement will nett died in 1991 his son sueccede21gi, "e .him opnortun!ty .to seek medi-. t.: ........ -.-. ^ c. , ....... fine- cax aid for the inhrmty For some I montns l.ev o nn t" vtanley had Conference an. office he t',e.d until , . ,- -  ,, . h'  "h ' i neon in enarge or me 6rpnanage our- Is aea . I"  " ' .......... , m the absence of Father Woods ivlr. tsennett organlzeo bolumous  County K. of C.. in May 1895, and j  . ,----- h "''t first GrandKni',ixt Hewas I crn in uunoee cotland in 1878 _ecame 1.s _. _ o . , , " . ...... *""  , ..... "" K of Father Woods came to the Umted ,no ilrs Lqsrlel, JJeOLv Oi Lne . " . . . r.. rl.n'h  ** , t States a mere lad his family making . on ,,s ......  .............. - h "r h "1 $t et cme at Troy N Y From St pamty orgamzed seventeen councl,.s. . .,  ... ' -" : _ - . .o ',,-,; .....  doepn s l*arocnlal chool and .a- In lb !vlr Joennet concelvecl ann I  ,, . --. . t . - , ." ; . H . ,. , .. ,aue ms'ttute ne proceeaect to t asstsleo in the estaonsnnlent o[ [ue i. t ,  ,, m .  . " . . . . .. i vncnaet s %ouege in .toronto, Unxarlo. State Council whmn as prooamy ., '. , ..' and thence to St Patrick's SeminarY the first such organization in mein Menlo Park, "California. He was order. He declined the honer of being h ordained to the priesthood by the the first state deputy, t Right Rev. Bishop Haid at Belmont The Fourth Degree, the patripticJAbbey, N. C., in 1910. degree of the Order, was conceived by As a young man Father Woods Mr. Bennett. Colonel Bennett cello-volunteered for the Spanish-Ameri- berating wth Bishop Conroy of can war with the rank of corporal. Ogdensburg and Charles Webber of Mustered out, he returned to the firm Brooklyn, the work cf this degree was } with whom he had been employed as completed in May, 1899. Subsequently, accountant and bookkeeper, Troy it was re-organized by the Supreme Laundry Machinery. Company; but Council [upon me seam oi ms morner ne re- i x - he solved to study for the church In 1903 Mr. Bennett, real'z'n, t I importance of uniformed ranks or- - " - ', He was present in San Francisco amzed the Uniform Car s of the , . , ....... g ..... P i" firstCturina the zamous "duaKe" ot vu lourn l.)egree anu became tS -- , -- .,, .  ' ....... ur has ben ado t  worked tnere wire tne Red t;ross so- ct;eee-aZl;S e;F:urth ,'ree aP - 'enY;., orgamzed the camp. V,gl- -  , t s (to care for the homeless and semblies, the lost children, fo prevent looting), The Alhambra. called the play- ground for Knights of Columbus, was organized by Mr. Bennett in 1904. While the attraction has newr re- ceived the official sanction of the Supreme Council, it has spread throughout the entire order. He was from the beginning a warm friend of the Catholic Laymen's Asso- ciation of Georgia N.C.C.W. OF CHARLESTON LEADS THE COUNTRY IN PROPORTIONATE ROSTER putting it on a strictly military basis and earning great praise for this work from his old commander in--the war, from Brig.-General Philip A. Ryan. in charge of the camp for the homeless, General "Fighting Fred" Funston, who took military charge of the city after the earthquake and fire; from the Red Cross officials; from Governor Pardee, as well as from the officials of the Catholic church. t Coming to Nazabeth in 1906, Father Woods---not yet a priest--began at once as literary and managerial aide to Father Thomas F. Price, who had started the work of the orphanage and was even then editing the mag- azine "Truth." So successful did the workers co-operate that "Truth,'" heretofore a yearly financial loss, be- came a source of profit financially and thus helped in the prime work-- the support of the orphans. When Father Price left the state in 1910 to join the work of the Foreign Missions, he insisted upon tfiking CHARLESTON, S. C.--The Char- lestcn Diocesan Council of the. Na- tional Council of Catholic Women, one of the most recently organized, has a larger proportionate represen- tation in organization memberships than any other council in the coun- try, it has just been revealed. The goal of each diocesan council of the National Council of Catholic Women is to affiliate at least one or- FATHER GEORGE WOODS. "Truth" with him: he had sold it to the present Catholic Truth Society of Brooklyn, N. Y., by whom the little magazine founded by Father Price, developed and made financially suc- cessful with the help of Father Woods. is still being published though in a large form. The loss of income from "Truth" was simultaneous with Bishop Haid's  ulacing Father Wood) in full charge of Nazareth and the various activities there. In those days. Nazareth was little but debts and difficulties, but, aided later by his brother, Father "Matt" Woods and Sister Agnes, Father Woods called upon his already growing circle of friends"and help- ers to aid him in the work of feeding and cIothing the orphans of Naza- reth. His skill "and humor with the pen brought wide recognition," and after a bit, he was on the safe side of the'ledger, a position that the in- stitution has ever retained. In the early days, however, with no money to pay help, and with little sympa- thy, Father Woods_ turned his hand to any and every job on the farm. in the laundry, in the office, in 'the class room. "' But the matter of financing the or- phanage was the real problem, and so."Our Lady's Orohan Boy." a new quarterly, was published to make known fine needs of the children. From the tiny seed of the starting age this little magazine has gwown to a circulation of nearly 90,000 sub- scribers, going to every state of the Union, and until recently, to some foreign countries as well. So suecesMul was Father Woods in selling to his readers and friends the idea of "doing something for the kiddies" that in 1927 the present modern, fire-proof orphanage build- ings--"sufficiently ample to care for the probable needs of fifty years hence'--as the architect expresses it, WINDOW "IN CHURCH TO, 22nd Annual Reunion HONOR CIVIL WAR NUNS I o [ Key West Convent Three "Nuns of Battieield in War Between States Still Living I Officers' Re-elected byMary PITTSBURGH, Pa.--The nuns of I hnma, eulate Alumnae the battlefields Will be memorialied ! in one of the medallions of the new I KEY WEST, Fla. -- The twenty- stained glass window over the facade I second ammal reunion of the grad- of Sacred Heart Church, here. The memorial wit! commemorate iuates of the Convent of Mary Ira- the needs of the famous nuns, rep- I maculate was held at the Cony t resenting 12 religious Orders, who, ! recently, the members of the lasslof during the trying das, s of the :Civi!i1930 being admitted, as member,. "Of- War, nursed sick and dying soldiers in the hospitals and even in the front lines. Three members of the heroic roll. gious band are still alive and the de- signer of the stained glass window w!l use their photographs as models forthe fces to be portrayed in the window. The Sisters still alive ai'e Siste/" Mary David, of the Sisters of Charity, of Emmi!sburg, Md.. 70 year.old; Sis- ter Lauretta, of the Sisters ef Charity of Nazareth, K);., 86. and a nun for 67 years; and Sister Mary Ignatius, Sisters ef St. Joseph, of Wheeling, W. Va., who is also 86 years old. CATHOLIC TEMPERANCE LEADER IS DEAD AT 83 (By N. C. W. C. News Service) PfU'SBURGH, Pa. -- The Very Rev. Michael A. Lambing, V- F.. for the past 2 years Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church, Scottdale, and a leader in the Catholic Total Absti- nence Union. has just died hera at the age of 83. Father Lambing was for many years, the president and guiding spir- it of the Pittsburgh Total Abstinence Societies as well as National and Di- ocesan President of the Priests' To- tal Abstinence Society. He was prom- inent in the activities of the move- ment among such figures as A.rch- bishops Ireland and Keane. Bishop Canevin and Fathers Walter Elliott and Alexander P. Doyle. costing all told the tidy sum of $358,- 000, were built and paid for, cash, by one campaign for funds conducted by Father Woods in person from his desk in the office. The Bishop's Christmas Present for 1927, consisted of the-artist's picture of the new buildings in color, framed, and vasted on the back of a "receipt iri full to date" from the contractdr. The Naz- areth of today is not at all suggested by the memory of the Nazareth of 1926. The strenuosity of twenty-five very active years has, however, laid its impost upon Father Woods. His hearing has become so dulled that in connection with his loss of voice, Bishop Hafey has graciously permit- ted him to retire from active duty in the priesthood. He also resigns his duty as Postmaster at Nazareth, and f will now make consistent efforts to secure medical help. Asked what retirement means to him, Father Woods with a charac- teristic twinkle of the eye, replied: "A chance to read a little write a I little, pray a whole lot--and maybe, I make a garden. I've had a heap o' ] fun--and some trouble--in the last 25 'years. Now, for peace." fleers were re-elected as followz: Mrs. Lopez Johnson, president; "Miss Emma Curry, vice-president; ' MrS. Stephen F. Lowe, treasurer; Mi's. E. J. Bayly, secretary; Mrs. Paul Roselle, reporter. A splendid program was predated, after which the guests adjourned to the senior class room for the annual banquet. A business session pre- ceded the banquet. FORiIIER I(. OF C. HUT EECOMES PUBLIC LIBRARY Throua the courtesy of Rev. P. I. Marnane, S. J., Pastor of St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church here, the for- mer K. of C. Hut, erected for the I soldiers and sailors during the war, and since that time occupied by the Catholic Women's Club, has been turned over to the Key West Wom- en's Club, to be used as a public li- brary. The building is being reno- vated and the grounds will also be improved. The senior class of the Convent of 'Mary Immaculate presented "Joan of Arc" at the Garden Theatre here re- cently, and scored a triumph. Those participating included the Misses Marie Giannone, Cecilia Ellsworth, Mary Beaver, Marie Knowles. nlma Johnson. Juanita Farto, Phyllis Thompson, Laurentina Torano. Eve- lyn Whalen, Barbara Rice, Eleanore Davis, Elizabeth Russell, Marjorie Parks, I.eonor Gratia, Dorothy Lord, Leona Rauch, Dorothy Taylor, .Ado- line Lounders, Josenhine Lopez, Carolyn AIbury, Anita Weatherford, Annabelle Lewin, Isabel Norcisa, Eloise Bowers, Amelia Baldwin, Alicia DuBreuil and Elizabeth Garcia. The Catholic Daughters of Amer- ica recently staged a successful en- tertainment at their hall and grounds. Harper Again Notre Dame Athletic Head (By N. C. W. C. News Service) NOTRE DAME, Ind.--Jesse Harper returned to the University of Notre Dame on May 1 to become director of athletics, the Very Roy. Charles L. O'Donnell, C.S.C., president of the university, has ann0unced. " Harper became athletic director and coach of all major sports at Notre Dame in 1913, when the late Knute Rockne was a player on the eleven he coached. Rockne became Harper's assistant in 1914, and succeeded him as head coach in 1918 when Harper resigned to take up ranching in Kan- sas. When he resigned his duties at Notre Dame in 1918, Harper recom- mened to the University officials that Rockne be named his assistant Har- per has continued his ranching bus- iness since that time. ganization for every parish in the di- ocese having a resident pastor. The Toledo Diocesan Council. which for- meriy led in this respect, has 123 or- . ganizaticn memberships in a diocese where there are 123 parishes with res- ident pastors. The Charleston Dioce- san Council has 25 organization mem- berships in a diocese where there are but 23 parishes. At the first annual convention of the Charleston Diocesan Council, held here recently, the Rt. Rev. Emmet Michael Walsh, Bishop of Charleston, asked that the organization take up the work of religious vacation schools and to make it the council's particu- lax work. Believing that there has been a great loss cf faith to the South because of the lack of opportu- nity for religious teaching, Bishop Walsh told the Council that he plans to provide not only religious day schools, but also bcarding schools and camps. The several schools conduct- ed last summer enjoyed encouraging success, and he hopes this year to see the number multiplied, the Bish- op said. Because of the limited number of religious communities in he State, Bishop Walsh added, there is a par- ticular opportunity fcr Catholic lay- women in this field of endeavor. DUBLIN CONGRESS ALTAR TO TOWER OVER 70 FEET BY J. J. MOONEY (Dublin Correspondent, N. C. W. C. ' :...: ..... News Service) .......... DUBLIN,-- A specially-built out- door altar, of novel construction and impressive design, will be used by the Papal Legate when he celebrates Pontifical High Mass in Phoenix, Park during the International Eu- charistic Congress next year. Plans for this notable structure have just been seen by this correspondent. The framework of the structure is to be of strong steel, and there will be a magnificent baldachin, the cross of which will be 71 feet .bove the ground. Extending out from each side of the altar in graceful sweeps will be colonnades 189 feet in length and taking in the loftiest part of the park plain.  Shelter Problems Solved The sides of the altar will be en- closed with glass, .which, while not spoiling its |)pen appearance, will give protection in the event of high winds. Savannah Business Directory A Georgia Product Made for Our Southern Climate. CLETUS W. BERGEN,' A. I. A. Architect Office: 1013 Liberty Bank Building SAVANNAH, GA. McNamara & Co. Marine and Sanitary SuppHes lVa EAST BAY ST. SAVANNAH, GA. I I I HOURS OF MASSES Cathedral of St. John the Ballst, Roy. Sos ?. Crake, Roe/or. Sun- day: $:, 8, 9:M and 11. Daily, :30, 8. St. Patrlek's: Ver Rev. Jos. D. Mitchell, V. G., Pastor, SundaF, 7 and 9:. 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