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GREENSBURG (NC)-Faculty members at Seton Hill College here, a women's college run by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, voted 31-2 not to be represented in collective bargaining by the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Only 37 of the more than 80 faculty members at the college were eligible to vote. The National Labor Relations Board hact ruled that Sisters of Charity teaching at the college should not be included in the faculty bargaining unit because of their different "economic interests." Sister Mary Schmidt, college president, said she was "extremely pleased" by the results of the voting. A union "certainly would be detrimental" to the interests of the college, she said, because a union "invariably begins to negotiate matters beyond salary." Since the Sisters at the college were not included in the bargaining unit, they would not have a voice in making decisions that affected them, she said. Unionization, Sister Mary added, "poses a great threat in my view to Catholic higher education across the country." Describing unionization as "bizarre" in a small liberal arts college, she said it intrudes into the academic setting people who are not famHiar with it. . •Autocratic Administration' Charges by spokesmen 'for the Pennsylvania State, Education Association (PESA) that the college 'administration "seemingly hired outside PR people who put on an 'anti-bargaining campaign" are "absolutely not true," Sister Mary said. William Pettibon, a spokesman for the PSEA, said that the association originally had 45' per cent of the eligible faculty members signed up, but du~ing two years of hearings first before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and then before the National Labor Relations Board, "those people who felt aggrieved had been replaced." Sister Mary denied that aggrieved faculty members had been replaced. She said" that one had resigned to take another position, one had retired, one had died, and three posiNons were cut in a retrenchment program. College enrollment has dropped from a high of 770 to its present 660. The original causes of discontent among facultY members, Pettibon said, were "'autocratic administration" and "no movement in terms of salary."

Oppose X-Rated Movies on TV LOUISVILLE (NC)-The showing of X-rated motion pictures on prime time television Was denounced by the national board of the Catholic Daughters of America at its semi-annual meeting here. ' "We are going to make our position known to advertisers," said CDA national regent Mary C. Kanane of the Union County, N.J. ' The board reaffirmed its position deploring· the U. S. Supreme Court abortion decision.

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GIFT FOR THE POPE: West German President Gustav Heinemann gives Pope Paul a modern statue as a memento of their recent discussions at the Vatican. The Pontiff told Heinemann: "We place great confidence in West Germany in establishing true peace, long-lasting and worthy of mankind, and we nourish the hope that West Germany will be able to make an important and precious contribution for the maintenance of peace in Europe and in the world." NC Photo.

-' Says Public Will Decide Abortion Issue 'DUBUQUE (NC)-Public opinion decides whether a country permits the wholesale slaughter of unborn babies or outlaws abortion on demand, according to a British edlitor and author. "Ultimately it is public opinion that will decide," John Eppstein said in an interview here. "If the public is indifferent, you'll never get any change. That means there's an enormous amount of work to. be done at the grassroots level and there's no shortcuts." Eppstein, editor of two London-based journals on international politics, observed the effects of liberalized abortion laws in the United .states during his latest visit. He was in :Qubuque to address a local chapter of Catholics United for the Faith.

Cites Radio Public Service Message NEW YORK (NC)-The CBS radio network has cited a Campaign for Human Development (CHD) radio public service message, as one of the best of 1972. The radio spot, entitled "That Remarkable Store," was produced by the Franciscan Communications Center, Los Angeles, for the CHD radio campaign. , CHD is the U.S. bishops' antipoverty effort. Its radio and television campaign is supervised by the division for creative services of the United States Catholic Conferences communications department. The 30-second spot was an intervjew with a woman who runs a second-hand clothing store in Appalachia. The theme was that the poorest of' people do not want handouts when they have the chance to pay for what they need. The CHD spot was 'among 12 cited out of 73 public service radio campaigns which CBS aired in 1972.

were similarities between Britain's legalized abortion and the U. S. Supreme Court's outlawing of states' restrictive abortion statutes. Federation Urges "It's a mystery to us as observers how sudde'nly this deciPeace Education DETROIT (NC)-T,he National sion (by the U. S. Supreme Federation of Priests' Councils, Court in January) W{l.S made," representing 131 organizations of Eppstein told The Witness. But Catholic priests, took steps here he thinks the change in legal aimed at maintaining world peace tradition in the United States, through education of Catholics as in Britain, "wouldn't have and moral pressure on a major been possible without an intensive campaign somewhere in the multinational industry. In an all-day session of its background." He said there was not much House of Delegates, it initiated and voted seed money for a- public protest when Parliament World-Without War program for debated and passed the British sustained peace education of Abortion Act, but public opinion has been turning against it. ~merican Catholics with a plan"People have realized the efning, resource and training cenfect the act has," Eppstein said. ter. The second measure was aimed It has made London the aborat "initiating dialogue" for the tion capital of Europe-where an economic conversion of the Gen- estimated 160,000 were pereral Electric Co. from war-mak- formed in 1972-and "the racking means of production to a ets which it caused are as bad more peace-making operation. as the Mafia," he said. In an interview with the Witness, the Dubuque archdiocesan newspaper, Eppstein said there

SAN FRANCISCO (NC) Father George Matthew Trunk, a priest for 77 of his 102 years, died at the rectory of Nativity' Church here March 11. Father Trunk's long life was dedicated to serving the, religious needs of thousands of people, but he also found time to paint and write a weekly newspaper column. He was horn Sept. 1, 1870 in Bace-Fask, Austria, and studied for the priesthood at the diocesan seminary in Klagenfurt. On July 17, 1895 he was ordained and served as assistant priest and pastor at various churches in that diocese. He came to America in 1921 and his first post was that of administrator of a German national church in Berwick, N. D. In 1924, ,Father Trunk was appointed pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Leadville; Colo., and he served there until 1946. While in Leadville, he painted a series of new testament scenes on the walls and ceiling of the church. It has since been declared a National Siovenian Monument. Father Trunk came to San Francisco in September of 1946. following his retirement from the Leadville parish. His more than quarter century of residence at Church of the Nativity was spent serving the needs of Croatian and Slovene Catholics.

CHD Funds Help Bronx Residents N~W YORK (NC) - A group given $40,000 by the U. S. bishops' Campaign for Human Development (CHD) is managing tenant associations in the South Bronx as a way of helping residents' alter their slum-ridden conditions. The group is called Longwood Management. It:s director is 25year-old Robert Morrero, who was born and raised in the Bronx. "People think a border should be built up around us so no one can get out or in," said the Puerto Rican. "But we know that's not the answer." 'The answer is to overcome such circumstances as landlords collecting rents and not making repairs, disappearing when their buildings are about to crumble and leaving the tenants to pay rents without getting any benefits.

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