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THE ANCHOR­ Immaculate Conception Church in Fall River Thurs., July 16, 1964 5 Mark Centennial Marks 82 Years Serving FlilJ:t Catholics

By Marion Unsworth WASHINGTON (NC) A century ago the five or six hundred English-speaking Catholics in the Flint section fhe House special sub com-, of Fall River attended Notre Dame Church. By the 1880's, Rev. Owen Kiernan was conduct­ lIlittee on education has sent ing English services at Notre Dame and boarding in a nearby home to be available to the to the full Education Com­ faithful in the area. In 1882, Father Kiernanpurchased a large section of the Hall farm mittee a bill to revise and ex­ and in the Spring the parish­ ~- -~. __ . " tend the National Defense Edu­ iont!rs began preparing the cation Act· for two years over foundation for the church, a its expiration !kite of 1965. Sponsored by Rep. Edith Gothic structure funt entire­

Green of Oregon, subcommittee , chairman, the bill would end in­ equities for private school and eollege personnel in some sec­ Cions of the original 1958 law. Chief among these is the pro­ rision that a college student who borrows Federal funds to finance his education can get 50 per cent of his debt forgiven if he teaches five years in a public grade or high school. Private school supporters and spokesman for the college com­ munity have argued that this forgiveness provision should ex­ tend also to those who choose 00 teach in colleges or in parochial or other private schools. Mrs. Green's bill would permit this. A second major amendment would permit every individual who attends special Federally sponsored institutes for teachers or guidance personnel to receive a stipend of $75 a week, plus $15 weekly for dependents. Loan Program At present, only public school personnel receive this stipend. Private school supporters have testified that 1lh:is limitation bas prevented thousands of teachers and guidance experts £rom at­ 6ending the institutes, usually held during the Summer months. The bill (H.R. 11904) increases from $135 million to $200 million Ute total of Federal funds bB be lent by colleges to needy stu­ dents. Public and private colleg­ iate, associate degree or diploma aclwols of nursing would be i.a­ duded in the loan program. In addition to extending part­ ial forgiveness of debt to private IliJChool personnel, it would do llhe same for borrowers who become social workers or who become teachers, nurses or counselors in projects related to President J'obnson's proposed "wac on poverty."

Family Planning Private Matter' TRENTON (NC)-New Jersey t:ov. Richard J. Hughes has de­ dined to act on a suggestion Chat the state take the initiative in providing birth control in­ formation to welfare recipients as part of a drive on poverty. The suggestion came from Dr. Aurdey· Reiger of Teaneck, ehairman of the Community Advisory Council of the Bergen County Planned Parenthood Center. ' In a letter to Dr. Reiger, the eovernor said: '"Family planning • essentially a private matter, • determination to be made en CIte basis of personal and reli­ gious convictions. It is not, in my opinion, the proper function ef the state either to encourage or discourage such decisions in tile private lives of our people." Private Ageneles Private agencies should be CIte principal sources of infor­ mation and guidance in this area, the governor said. He DOted that State Department of Health regulations "permit pub­ lk health personnel, if re­ quested, to refer an inquirer to a proper source of family plan­ ning information." He also noted that " prescribed contraceptives" are paid for by public assistazwe agencies.


ly of wood. By October Immac­ ulate Conception Church was completed and -the late Bishop Hendricken of Providence per­ formed the dedication ceremo­ niess. Two years later a rectory was erected near the church. Father Kiernan was s~cceeded by Rev. Cornelius McSweeney who served several years at Im­ maculate Conception, during which time the parish grew rap­ idly. From 1919 until 1925, Msgr. Edward J. Carr served as pastor, working steadily toward erec­ tion of of a new and more sub­ stantial church. His plans were realized under the pastorship of Rev. George Flanagan, who came to Immaculate Conception in 1925 and by 1929 saw the completion of the present brick structure and the dedication of it by Most Rev. James E. Cas­ sidy, then Vicar-General of the Diocese. In 1938 Rev. John McNamara was named pastor at Immaculate Conception, and during his three years there further enhanced the appearance of the church by the installation of stained glass windows. Father Smith Rev. Charles R. Smith was as­ signed as pastor on May 1, 1941, and remained at Immaculate Conception until his death in 1955. During his tenure he com­ pleted renovation of the interior of the church and paid off the parish debt. Rev. Felix 'Childs succeeded Father Smith. Father Childs added to the church property, which included church and rectory, a large park­ ing area, and adjacent land to

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TRENTON (NC) -The New Jel"Sey Supreme CoUl"t on tech­ nical grounds has upheld a zon­ ing ordinance which barred the Newark archdiocese from build­ ing a schOOl in Hohokus Bor­ ough. The 6-to-l decision was given in a major test case which the archdiocese had pursued to pro­ teet itself in conjunction witb. future building plans. The arch_ diocese some time ago aban­ doned its plan to build the school in 'Hohokus Borough and now is constructing it in Mont­ vale. The high court ruling upset a 1963 decision given by Superior Court Judge Charles W. Broad­ hurst in Hackensack, who held that the Hohokus Borough ordi­ nance did not apply to public sehools but prohibited building of private schools and was a yiolation of state law.

Rename Bethlehem Street for Pope BETHLEHEM (NC) - T b e main street of Bethlehem has been renamed for Pope Paul VI, who made a historic visit here last January. The unveiling of the memorial plaque bearing the Pope's name was done by the apostolic delegate, Archbishop Lino Zanini. Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro, archbishop of Bologna, noted the 50th anniversary of his ordina­ tion while on pilgrimage here with 20 of his priests and aQ other pilgrim.i from Italy.

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH provide for future expansion. In 1960; Rev. Edward F. Dowling, then assigned to Our Lady of the Isle Parish in Nan-

Planning Service For Catholics DETROIT (NC) - Plans are under way for a family planning service to be conducted under Catholics auspices here. Father Kenneth P. MacKinnon of Detroit, natiQnal moderator of the National Federation of Catholic Physicians' Guilds, said it will be centrally located, and will be a referral service for Catholic couples who, for eco­ nomic, physical or emotional reasons, wish to limit their fam­ ilies by the use of the rhythm method. "Doctors will readily admit their inability to take the time during an office- visit to instruct couples properly in the use of the rhythm method of family planning," Father MacKinnon said. "Also counseling is necessary not only on the physical aspects of the rhythm method, where a priest is not qualified, but on the spiritual and psychological aspects where he can be of most help. A cooperative base of edu­ cation is the advantage of such a family planning, referral ser'­ vice," he said.

No. Dighton Barbeque The chicken barbeque planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, will be followed by an open house in the rectory in order that the parishioners may view the ren­ ovations that have been made and at the same time· have the opportunity of meeting the new curate, Rev. Martin L. Buote.

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now includes some 1200 families. He is assisted in his task by Rev. Paul Connolly and Rev. Robert L. Stanton. A Women's Guild, Holy Name Society, st. Vincent de Paul Society and Catholic Youth Organization are in oper­ ation in the parish and use the church hall for their activities. Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes, directed by Sis­ ters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts and lay teachers, also meet in the parish hall. Al­ though there is no parish school, 240 pupils are transported on three busses to neighboring parochial schools.

Of Three Kings In Cologne. COLOGNE (NC) - The cathedral city of Cologne, which hasn't been ruled by a monarch in nearly 50 years, will pay homage to three of them this month when it marks the 800th anniversary of the arrival of the relics of the Three Kings in Germany. Hallowed legend states that St. Helena discovered the bodies of the Three Kings, the famous Magi of St. Matthew's Gospel, in Persia while she was returning from her expedition to find the True Cross in Jerusalem. Taken to Constantinople, the' relics were transferred to Milan in the fifth century. Then, in 1164, during a campaign of the German Emperor Frederick Barberosso into Italy, the holy relics were spirited away by the Archbishop of Cologne, Rainald von Dassel. Despite the protests of Pope Alexander III, the relics were transported over the Alps.. Everywhere the caravan halted inns were renamed in honor of the Three Kings. Some of them still exist by that name today. Symbol of Unity Once in Cologne, the relics of the kings became the symbol. of a unified German monarchy. Coins,( flags and official seals were decorated with three crows. During the Middle Ages thou­ sands of pilgrims flocked to the city to see the gold sarcophagus, studded with jewels donated by German emperors, and a second reliquary in the shaPe of • golden basilica. This month the citizens of Cologne will give vent to their "lebenskraft" by commemorating the arrival of the Three Kings. Besides a Solemn Pontifical Mass at famous Cologne cathe­ dral, there will be pilgrimages, exhibits and civil celebratioRs; for the people of this city be­ lieve the Three Kings followed a distant star to their cathedral, and they take this as·a proof that the Child Jesus is sleeping ia. their midst.

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WORTHINGTON (NC}-Msg;r. John P. Kleinz, professor at Pon­ tifical College Josephinum here in Ohio, has been elected nation­ al director of the Apostolic Un­ ion of the Clergy at a meeting of the organization's national council at the college. Msgr. Kleinz said it was "the fil."st truly national meeting" of the organ­ ization to foster 1he spiritual lives and a sense of command among diocesan priests.

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