Tom, Sandusky Register, 6/4/1962

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Tom, Sandusky Register, 6/4/1962 - "FAITH DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE," Rev. Tom...
"FAITH DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE," Rev. Tom Wedsworth tells Sandusky High graduates at baccalaureate services Sunday. Cathedral window was part of high school auditorium stage setting. (Register Photo — Wilfred Wilfred Randall) AD/ By MARY It UN Y AN Register Staff Writer Simulated stained glass windows, palms, and purple lighting set the stage Sunday night for Sandusky High School's 1962 baccalaureate service in the high school auditorium. Kern's "Temple March" set the processional tempo for 274 of the 294 graduates clad in caps and gowns for a Christian religious service, which, according to school authorities is not compulsory. AND THE REV. BRUCE HARRIS of the Salem EUB Church set the theme of the evening when lie read excerpts from the Apostle Paul's letter to (lie Colossians in which ho said: ''Set your affections on things above and not on earth." The same quotation was used repeatedly by the Rev. Tom Wedsworth of the First Presbyterian Church, in his sermon, "It Does Make a Difference," in which he tried to dramatize to the graduating students the necessity for faitli in a world of r::nk secularism "which gives rise to pressures in opposition to faith in God." AS AN EXAMPLE, he cited the remark of Russian astronaut Gherman'Titov that in orbit "I saw neither heaven nor God." "Everyone knows the profound religious faith of our own astronauts," Rev. Wedsworth said, "The obvious difference between between these two is the basis for our consideration this evening. "It does make a difference whether or not we have faith in the Eternal God," Rev. Wedsworth described the Colossians to whom St. Paul addressed his epistle as a small group of people in early Greece who had just experienced a profound reawakening of their religious religious faith. "AT THE SAME TIME, however, they lived amidst two great influences in opposition to their new faith. One was the mighty Roman Empire, the other was the Greek Hellenistic culture. "Battered on every hand by these paganistic influences, this small group of people received a letter from their accepted 8—Col. ;0 (Continued on Page Venezuelan Troops Crush Rebellion CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)—j loyal soldiers, sailors and airmen Loyal forces were reported in eon-'dominated the situation in the city. The situation was still tense in the country. Sabotage and terror- trol of Puerto Cabello today after a weekend of bloody fighting to crush a Communist-backed revolt against President Romulo Belancourt's Belancourt's government. Betancourt said more than 100 | persons and possibly 200 had been j killed in putting down a rebellious ! marine garrison in the port city Ii5 miles west of Caracas. ism were reported in Caracas and several other Venezuelan cities. Newspapers said a railroad bridge was blown up on the lino! to the industrial city of Valencia An oil refinery was reported sabotaged in Punto Fijo. Three small bombs exploded

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  2. 04 Jun 1962, Mon,
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