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Priest", Astronomer Asserts ManIs Exploration Into Universe Heightens Awareness of Creator (2 ~ G ') ~, The ANCHOR i~ :...I ~ 1'-. AUSPK'I NAIlIIA V An Anchor ol the Soul, Sure and Firm - ST. PAUL Fall River, Mass., Thursday, July 24, 1969 PRICE 10¢ V 01 • 13, N 0 • 30 © 1969 The Anchor $4.00 per Year Requests Education Board Expand Shared-Time Plan CHICAGO (NC)-Public school superintendent James F. Redmond urged the Chicago Board of Education to expand a controversial shared-time program it created four years ago. The program, involving Kennedy and St. Paul high schools, serves 535 students and is believed to be H. Robert Clark, superintendent. The report cited by Redmond the largest continuing oper- said the program was "adminisation of its kind in the tratively feasible and not detri- United States. mental to the program of educaRedmond based his recommen- tion in the public schools." dation on an evaluation report It said the program appears to which was submitted to the . "have provided opportunities for school board. . the students who were involved The Chicago archdiocesan which they might not have had school board is also undertaking had they attended either the puban evaluation of the shared-time lic or the non-public school on a program but the results are not fulltime basis; any disadvantages yet available, according to Father Turn to Page Six ' Like everyone else in the fall River Diocese, Rev. Kenneth J. Delano held his breath last weekend as the astronauts landed on the moon and again as the first man set foot on its surface. But unlike most of us, he was, as a member of the Lunar International Observers Network, an active contributor to the success of the historic mission. This chain of moonwatchers throughout the world scanned the lunar surface throughout the Apollo mission for flares or glows indicating volcanic actiyity. These were reported to Houston mission con- trol for possible confirmation by the astronauts. "An observer in West Germany saw a glow in the vicinity of the crater Aristarchus last Saturday afternoon," said Father Delano. "It was confirmed by the astronauts, the first time we've had on the spot confirmation of an earth observation." The Fall River priest was deeply disappointed that cloudy skies permitted him a total of only 25 minutes moonwatching during the Apollo flight. But his astronaut-connected assignment is by no means over. Like other members of the international lunar network, he's been re- quested to scrutinize the moon with special care until Sunday, Aug. 3. He will report any sightings of "transient lunar phenomema" to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, which will check such reports with readings from the seismograph left by Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon surface. With scientists throughout the world, Father Delano agrees that the moon landing signalled the "beginning of a whole new era for the human race." Although Turn to Page Nineteen Values, Nixon Plan But Supports Life WASHINGTON (NC)-An official of the United States Catholic Conference has called President Nixon's message to Congress on family planning and population growth "a positive and constructive approach to the problem." Father James T. McHugh, director of the Family Life Di- lrition Growth and the American to consider the implicavision, USCC, said the Presi- Future tions of demographic trends in dent had taken a useful initi- the U. S. and to make recom- ative in placing population questions in a broader perspective than birth control alone. At the same time, Father McHugh said, "basic to our decisions on population questions must be a strong concern for the dignity of man and the value of human life." .In his message to Congress the President called for a substantial increase in government support of family planning programs in this country and abroad. He also proposed establishment of a CQmmission on Popu- mendations. Father McHugh said creation of such a commission "can lead to a new analysis of population Growth and the American Future to consider the implications of demographic trends in the U. S. and to make recommendations. Father McHugh said creation of such a commission "can lead to a new analysis of population problems in a broadened and more positive perspective." He also said that the emphasis in the presidential message on research "correlates with the recent decision of the American bishops to estabiish a special Foundation on Human Life to encourage research in the rhythm method of fertility control." He noted the President's proposal for the Commission on Population .Growthand the American Future which would deal with a wide range of demographic issues~housing, education, environmental resources and so on-and said this represented a constructive change from previous emphasis on birth Turn to Page Six Apollo Justifie§ Worcester Ma~ S~GNIFICANT BEGINNING: The third center in the Diocese for Exceptional Children is beginning on the grounds of Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro. Shown at groundbreaking, Sister Mary Elizobeth While of Sisters of Mercy who will staff the school, Bishop Connolly, contractor Thomas K. Collins, architect Harold K. Washburn, contractor James H. Collins. WORCESTER (NC)-The bishop of the city where it all began asked all men of good will to pray that the mission of Apollo 11 will bring "glory ·of the name of God Who gives man such power." Just one day short of 40 years from. the day that a fire marshal chased Dr. Robert H. Goddard from an open field behind Holy Cross College here, three American astronauts were launched toward their rendezvous with the moon. But what a difference 40 years makes. On that earlier day-July 17, 1929-terrified neighbors called Turn ttl Page Six NEIL A. ARMSTRONG


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