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MAY 23, 1942 THE BULLETIN OF TI CATHOLIC LAYMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA To Be 'Ordained for Diocese of Raleigh REV. JOHN J. HYLAND REV. HUGH P. KENNEDY North Carolina Priest Addresses Graduates of Whiteville High School (By N. C. W. C. News Service) WHITEVILLE, N. C. -- Two priests_had the leading parts in the baccalaureate program at the Whiteville High School, although not one of the 79 members of the graduating class was a Catholic. ,.:The Rev. Francis J. Howard, pastor of the Sacred Heart Chap- el here, presided at the exercises and the Rev. Edward T. Gilbert, pastor of St. Agnes' Church, Wazhington, N. C., gave the an- mral baccalaureate a d d r e ss. Whiteville is a town of about 5,- 000 inhabitants, of whom about a dozen are Catholics. Speaking on "Religion, the Bul- wark of Humanity," Father Gil- bert warned that divorce, birth control-and other social evils that have been eating away at Ameri- _ can life have been "softening us up" for destruction, which, he said. may come unless we return to the sturdy principles for which our forefathers gave their blood and the lives in founding this re- public. Calling upon the graduates to realize their responsibilities as they go forth, he said: "It be- comes your duty to serve your God, your fellow man and your country Remember the suffering and hardships which your fore- fathers went through to gain for us this kind of nation which we have now--this Utopian nation of freedom and liberty." Stating that "the sad condition of the world today is positive tes- timon of the effective operation of the powers of darkness," Fa- ther Gilbert said men are now be- ginning to realize that rehgion is the only thing which can save the world and that religious teach- ing and principles furnish the only-bulwark and safeguard for society. RT. REV. MSGR. AUGUSTINE DANGLMAYR, Vicar General of the Diocese of Dallas, has been named by His Holiness, Pope Plus, XlI to be Titular Bishop of Olba and Auxiliary Bishop of Dallas. Graduation Exercises at Christ the King Junior High, Atlanta (Special to The Bulletin) ATLANTA, Ga.--The Most Rev. Gerald P. O'Hara, D. D., J. U. D., Bishop of Savannah- Atlanta, will preside at the grad- uation exercises of Christ the King Junior High School, which will be held on June 2, and will pontificate at Mass and Benedic- tion. At the conclusion of the com- mencement program, Bishop O'Hara and the Right Rev. Mon- signor Joseph E. Moylan, rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King, will be guests of honor at a breakfast which will be given by stud, ents in the tenth grade. Members of the graduating class, who will be awarded di- plomas by Bishop O'Hara are: Vivian Butler, Patti Conlan, Marie Claire Gunning, Bose Kelan, Leona Kineaid, Joyce Lynch, Ann Newman, Jane Snyder, Mary Sue Thomas. Joan Trippe, Frances Whitman, Mary Wrigley, Peter Fletcher, James Hart. William Tietz and William Sullivan. CHRIST THE KING STUDENTS TO PRESENT BARRIE PLAY ATLANTA, Ga.--The Dramatic Club of Christ the King High School will make its debut on June 1 with the presentation of "Quality Street" by the noted playwright, Sir James M. Barrie. The cast will include Joan Smith, Regina Schofer, Josephine Kelan, Marie Claire Gunning, Jean Robb, Paula McKoin and Patti Conlon. BETTY MITCHAM, ATLANTA WINS SPELLING HONORS ATLANTA, Ga.--Betty Mitcham eighth grade student at Christ the King School, has been crown: ed Fulton County's champion speller for the second consecutive year and will enter The Atlanta Journal's state-wide Spelling Bee. Miss Mitcham, who is 13 years of age, won over 29 other finalists in a contest held at Fulton High School. i AT MARCUS' Buy Anything, no Matter How Large or Small, and Pay 1-3 in 30 Days, 1-3 in 60 Days, 1-3 in 90 Days Thereafter. 62 Peachtree. Thru to Broad. ATLANTA Toledo Scale Company U. S. SLICER MACHINES 341 PEACHTREE ST. WA4570 ATLANTA Atlanta Beverage Co. DISTRIBUTORS BURGER BEER AND ALE MILLER HIGH LIFE BEER , Phone JAckson 2824-25 315 Simpson St., N. W. ATLANTA, OA. REV. CHAS. J. O'CONNOR President of Notre Dame Discusses New Tax Proposals (By N. C. W. C. News Service) NOTRE DAME, Ind.  Strong Three Ordinaffons to the Priesthood for DioCese of Raleigh in June Rev. John J. Hyland, Rev. Hugh Patrick Kennedy and Rev. Charles Joseph O'Connor to Be Ordained at Mount St. Mary's Sminary by Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore (Special to The Bulletin) EMMITSBURG. -- One June 1, His Excellency the Most Rev. John M. McNamara, D. D., Titular Bishop of Eumenia, and Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, will ordain the Rev. Charles Joseph O'Con- nor, the Rev. Hugh Patrick Ken- nedy and the Rev. John J. Hy- land to the priesthood for the Dio- cese of Raleigh. The ordinations to take place in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Mount St. Mary's Seminary here. Rev. Charles Joseph O'Connor, whose home is in Philadelphia, at- tended Our Lady of Lourdes pa- rochial school and West Phila- delphia Catholic High School, and received his A. B. degree in 1938 at St. Charles Seminary, Over- brook, completing his studies for the priesthood at Mount St. condemnation of certain tax pro- Mary's He will celebrate his first posalsnow before the Government, Solemn High Mass, June 7, at affecting charitable and education-I Our Lady of Lourdes Church, al institutions, was sounded by the I Philadelphia. . - Very Rev. J. Hugh O'Donnell, C: I Rev. Hugh Patrick Kennedy, S. C., President of the University l who is also from Philadelphia, at- of Notre Dame, in an address to] tended, Our Lady of Mercy Pa- 450 alumni and guests here. The proposals, he declared, are based on a "philosophy of Statism" seeking to "destroy the .rights of the individual," and actually "might be considered as the start of a campaign" to bring private institutions under Government control. Father O'Donnell spoke at the annual Alumni Commencement Banquet in the university dining halls, bringing to a close a full day of alumni activity in connec- tion with the university's ninety- jghts annual commencement. "Today, imbued with the philos- ophy of Statism," he said, "a cer- tain group would have the Govern- ment cut off the support of the privately controlled university by setting limits on estate tax deduc- tions now allowed for charitable and educational purposes. "I mention this proposal because there is more in it than meets the eye. It seems to be just another ta., measure suggested at a time when the Federal Government needs ad- ditional revenue. Actually, it might be considered as the start of a campaign to bring private colleges and unzversities under Government control. "This 5s but another instance of theunremitting attack being made upon"bmerican institutions by a little band of astute secularists who, in the name of expediency, would destroy the rights of the in- dividual." "'In a changing world, the Am- erican heritage is in danger," Father O'Donnell declared. "But a fight will be waged to protect it. Notre Dame, along with other pri- vately-controlled universities, will wage the fight, because it is in the interest of basic truth. Notre Dame will not compromise with move- ments of regimentation, whose pur- pose is to enslave f.he individual by making him the creature of the State." "Our real Quislings," he assert- ed, "operate under the cloak of respectibility, or, since they are true Quislings, even under the guise of patriotism They find it easy to do their work because God has been cast out of education.-" Among them are the proponents of divorce, birth control, planned parenthood, a n d euthanasia groups that attack not only the family, but the individual's right to life under the pretense of social betterment.'" MT. ST. MARY'S COLLEGE HOLDS COMMENCEMENT EMMITSBURG, Md. -- The one- hundred and thirty-fourth annual commencement exercises of Mount St. Mary's College were held May 3. A class of 66, the second largest in the history of the college, re- ceived degrees. Thomas W. Pang- horn, of Hagerstown, delivered the address to the graduates and the Most Rev. George L, Leech, D. D, Bishop of'Harrbtlrg, presided. rochial school, and graduated from the Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia in 1934. He attended St. Charles Semi- nary, Overbrook, for seven years, completing the final year of his theological study at Mount St. Mary's. His first Solemn High Mass will be celebrated on June 7 at Our Lady of Herey Church in Philadelphia. Rev. John J. Hyland, also from Philadelphia, attended the Ro- man Catholic High School in that city, St. Charles Seminary, Over- brook, and Mount St. Mary's Sem- inary. He will celebrate his first Solemn High Mass at St. Co- lumbia's Church, Philadelphia, on June 7. On the same day, Bishop Mc- Namara will also confer the sub- diaconate on the Rev. Stephen Aylward, the Rev. Thomas Mur- phy and the Rev. Joseph Sands, and minor orders on the Rev. Paul Mattern, all of whom are pre- paring for ordination as priests of the Diocese of Raleigh at Mount St. Mary's Seminary. Danger to Catholic Schools Seen in New Tax Proposals (By N. C. W. C. NewS Service) NEW YORK.  The danger which is presented for Catholic schools in new tax proposals made by the Treasury Department to the Ways an Means Committee of the House of Representatives is reviewed in an articl.e by Rev. Harold C. Gardiner, S. J., which appeared in America. The article is concernea with Treasury proposals which seek to limit deductions against estates taxes now allowed for religious, charitable and educational be- quests. Opposing these tax recommen- dations in an appeal to the House Committee, t h e Administrative Board of the National Catholic Welfare Conference recently call- ed for recognition and protection of "personal initiative in the ad- vancement of religious, cnaritable and educational purposes." Reviewing the tax proposals, Fr. Gardiner says in his article: "This means that a bequest to a Catho- lic college, let us say, wilI not be enlirely free of an inheritance tax. This may not affect our col- leges to any very great extent, as few of them get anly large be- quests, but affect them it will, even in small amounts. Beyond this field, of course, hospitals, asylums and other charitable institutions will inevitably feel the pinch". "This plan, proposed on a na- tional scale, will be a further .'.g- gravation of the growing turden educational institutions are hav- ing to bear in many places because of the. trend to limit sharply-the extent of their exemption from property taxes," the article adds. "It was ruled recently in one place, for example, that a Religious house of tudies, because the teaching in it is confined to members of the Religious community (though they were being prepared to teach ex- terns in their many collegesL was not properly an educational insti- tution, and hence, not exempt from tax. If teacher..training is not an educational activity, what is? "The few editorials we have seen on the subject have invariably op- posed the Treasury plan on the grounds that it will cripple educa- tional and charitable work, and that is unfortunate and true. But the real danger, though not so in- mediately painful is more reenac- ting  the danger of the octopus of bureaucracy winding itself more and more around the whole inde- pendent school structure, our mag- nificent Catholic system, for which we have spared no sacrifice, in- cluded. 'The danger has always existed, though remotely; now it looms very large and, definite. What Can we do about it? This, to quote from an editorial in the SanFranciseo Chronicle for March 30: 'Congress must be made aware of opposition by every thoughtful citizen look- ing to the long-range welfare of the Nation.' "Opposition to the bill on-the part of educators-tnay be shrugged off at Washington as veng just what is to be expected from the profession, jealous against having its vested interests diminished. But knowledge of the scheme and oppo- sition to it from interested laymen may result'in the sceme being def- initely abandoned. "And laymen, Catholic laymen, ought to be interested, for it will effect their children's education, and greatly hamper the work of the Church. Unity in wartime is, of course, greatly to be desired; cooperation with the Government is imperative, but not blind coop- eration in a plan that will even- tually engender here the very situ- ation we deplore abroad-- State absolutism in education." Winthrop College Newman Club Installs Officers (Special to The Bulletin) ROCK HILL, S. C. --New of- ficers were installed and freshmen initiated at the annual banquet of the Winthrop College Newman Club held on April 25 at the Ora- tory of St. Philip Neri in this city. m connection with "the most suc- cessful college program held for the Catholic young people of this section." Arrangements for the week-end program were made by the Very Rev. Vincent G. Scharff, Cong. Orat., Superior of the OratOry, who was assisted by the Rev. Al- bert Faase , Cong. Orat., chaplain of the Newman Club at Winthrop College, and the- Rev. John A. Haak, Cong. 0rat., treasurer of the Oratory. Plans for the week-end includ- ed a formal initiation Saturday af- ternoon, a banquet S a t urday night, a special Mass at which the Newmanites approached H o I y Communion, followed by a break- fast on Sunday. Approximately twenty Clemsun cadets addended, and were charge of the initiation ceremony. Speakers for the occasion were Father Albert, of Rick Hill, who is Newman Club chaplain for the Southeast Province, and the Rev, Jorn M. Riach, C. S. P., of Clem- SOIl. Officers of the Winthrop Col- lege Newman Club who were i stalled were Miss Agnes Shahi4 president; Miss Martha Azer, president; Mi_ss Estereita C't .%, 7. ! .7'