Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 12, 1974 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 12, 1974
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i,-r^4 -~ Saturday, October 12, I9t4 HOPE (AttK.) STAR Si* Preaching or peddling? ***•»**•**§• WASHINGTON (AP) - The ftev. Sun Myung Moon and his fervent disciples are swooping across the country with a brand of Christianity embracing politics and peddling. To their dismay, they've swooped straight into the hands of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which thinks the Rev. Moon's Unification Church may be teaching its young foreign trainees more about peddling than preaching. The Immigration Service has threatened to deport 61 of the foreign trainees who failed to leave the country after their visitor's visas expired. About 500 more face similar treatment. "I am again and again embarrassed in front of them that our country in effect is saying, 'We don't want you,'" said Neil A. Salonen, president of the church American branch. While the government moves toward judgment, the church is proceeding with heavily advertised "day of hope" rallies scheduled in six cities before Christmas. In Washington, site of the Oct. 16 appearance, thousands of handbills bearing the Korean preacher's sedate visage are blooming from sidewalk trash cans, vacant store windows and the fences along construction projects. The blitz then moves to Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Published and broadcast advertising for such rallies consumes much of the -J.S. church's multimillion-dollar annual budget. Salonen said 90 per cent of the $7 million raised last year came from the fund-raising activities such as those questioned by the Immigration Service. The converts, most of them youthful, are dispatched to peddle peanuts, flowers, candles and other small items door-to-door or from small sidewalk stands. ( Trainees peddle ' 'only as part of a much larger program of evangelism, lecturing, Bible and other religious study, prayer, workshops and many other activities," Salonen said. But the immigration service saw it differently. "We had received complaints, some from local authorities who in turn had received complaints especially on the door-to-door peddling," said INS spokesman Verne Jervis. The 61 trainees whose visas had expired were told to leave voluntarily by Sept. 20 or face deportation proceedings. But they probably will be allowed to stay while the church challenges the order through administrative hearings and lawsuits. Meantime, the church is pressing ahead with a widespread campaign for believers in a dogma flavored as much with politics and Oriental philosophy as with traditional Christian tenets. Moon, 54, claims to have seen a vision of Jesus while praying on a Korean mountainside at the age of 16. Nine years later, he began the evangelistic mission but soon fell into the hands of Communist forces who held him in a prison camp nearly three years. He founded the Unification Church in the mid4950s and missionaries brought it to the United States a decade later. Salonen said U.S. membership has grown to about 25,000 but only about 6,000 are active workers. The church lists headquarters in every state, with the largest fallowings in New York, Washington and San Francisco. Court rule§ pen unconstitutional ST. LOUIS (AP) - The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that conditions still are unconstitutional in Cummins Prison Farm and Tucker Intermediate Reformatory in Arkansas. The opinion ordered the state declared unconstitutional Feb. 18, 1970, by Judge J. Smith Henley of U.S. District Court in little Rock after inmates filed suit challenging conditions as unconstitutional. Henley or* dered reforms. Then, in 1973, Henley gave up Do-it-yourself auto repair in good economy. This means the ^^^^^^^^^^ j^^^^^••••^•B^^^^^^—" " Editors pick giants By GEORGE CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Most of the oft-termed "theological giants" of this century are dead, including Karl Earth, Paul Til- lich, Emil Brunner, Martin Buber, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Rheinhold Niebuhr. Only one of that constellation still is living, Germany's Rudolph Bultmann, now 90. Are there any newcomers to fill the gap? Editors of six leading church magazines singled out 11 persons as "today's living giants of the Christian faith." Ranked as the most dominant theologian was European scholar Jurgen Moltmann of Germany. He a reformed churchman who sparked a "theology of hope" movement. It emphasizes faith as a drive toward future goodness, with God in front leading humanity ahead, and finds realizations of hope both through struggle for reform in this world and in consummation at the end of time. Others on the list: —Swiss theologian Hans Kung of Germany. He is a a reform-minded Roman Catholic, whose criticism of the doctrine of papal infallibility has made him a target of Vatican investigations. —United Church ethicist James Gustafson, of the University of Chicago Divinity School, an opponent of so-called "situation ethics," which claims love — not blanket rules — determine morality. —Philosopher Bernard Lonergan, a Canadian Jesuit, of Regis College, Toronto, a profound intellectual whose work in building bridges between theology and the social sciences has been compared to that of Thomas Aquinas. —Southern Baptist evangelist Billy Graham, who is not regarded a creative theologian and who often is accused of overemphasizing personal salvation and minimizing the Gospel's social implication, but who has preached to more people than anyone in history. He was cited for his "obvious appeal" and influence among millions. —Roman Catholic Archbishop Helder Camara of Brail who has defied Brazil's military government to denounce injustice and insist on fairness to the poor. —Methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa, a black churchman of Rhodesia, who has outspokenly opposed the racial policies of the white minority regime. —Roman Catholic theologian Rosemary Reuther of Howard University. She holds that traditional Christianity has been used as a tool of oppression, especially in sexist views of women. She contends it should be a message of liberation. —American Indian writer Vine Deloria, a Sioux, author of "Ctister Died for Your Sins" and "God is Red." While not primarily a theologian, he was cited for offering a "stirring call for society's repentence and reform." —Roman Catholic priest-sociologist Andrew Greeley. director of Chicago's National Opinion Research center and a lucid, prolific writer, who combines the insights of sociology and theology. —Pentecostal leader David DuPlessis, termed the "chief statesman of the Pentecostal movement," now affecting major Protestant denominations as well as Roman Catholicism. Hie opinion oraereu me aimc uicn,i» *»•«> * „ -j to submit an overdall program jurisdiction in the case. He said for treatment and rehabilitation the prisons still had progress to - • make, but appeared to be making it. Inmates appealed, contending conditions remained unconstitutional. The appeals court decision sent the case back to Henley for further proceedings. The decision also said that the .slate did not provide basic rmerncncy medical and dental i-are. The court also said that when an inmate is placed in solitary confinement, vhe state should not bo permitted to deny Jie inmate "basic necessities, including light, heal, ven- tila. ion, .sanitation, clothing and proper diet." as similar as long as the car is The Born L of prisoners. "There still exists a continuing failure by the correctional authorities to provide a constitutional and, in some respect, oven humane environment wilhin their in- siuu.ions/' ihe court said. "The record indicates thai serious overcrowding has not been eliminated and that inmate assaults on other inmates still occur," it said. "When a state confines a person by reason of conviction of a crime, the state must assume an obligation for the safekeeping of that prisoner." The opinion said the record of the case reflected instances of physical and mental brutality, torture of prisoners, racial discrimination, abuse of solitary confinement, inadequate distribution of food and clothes, and a total lack of rehabilitation of inmates. "Unquestionably, the Department of Correction has adopted a policy condemning all forms of abuse of inmates," the court said. "Nevertheless, there is . evidence as of January 1973 that excessive force, verbal abuse, and various forms of torture and inhumane punishment continue." The court also said that in some disciplinary hearings afforded to inmates, the officer who administered the dis- cilinary measures sits on the committee that reviews the case. "This practice has been unaimously condemned by ' those courts which have considered it," the court's opinion said. The Arkansas prisons were ANGLICAN ROOF } LEAKS IN ROMANIA 4? LONDON (AP) -The last T^Anglican church^in-Communist .,pastern Europe "and Russia is *iri danger of being lost by neg- -•lect, says the Bishop of Fulham and Gibraltar, the Rt. Rev. John Satterthwaite. There used to be 12 churches and now there is only the Church of the Resurrection in Bucharest, Ro- "IU! I'm Art Simsom. I do The Born Loser comic strip for NBA:" "In it I to 1 to port ray the universal human experience of fulling flut <>'» one's fuce." I've observed that many people suffer one pratfall after another.' "1 watch everybody. 1 take notes. I've become a student of the human condition." "Still. 1 can't explain why some people seem destined to be losers." But thank heaven for the losers. They give me an endless source of inspiration for my strip." "I hope you're considering The Born Loser for your newspaper. Hundreds of newspapers use it and. I'm proud to report, my strip is Number One in inaiiy recent surveys." 'There's nothing like a winner. Or a Born Loser." costs This '"' >" e * pensive auto maintenance courses for the crisis elves you a SSffJSSS for ironing a single shirt. as 10 lOO-watt light bulbs, flot of lights to make up answer, because the your ,-nat.on U s,y consioe, erly treated, they can red mama. Obituaries EDNA C. GREENE Edna C. Greene, 77, of Lewisville died Saturday in U-wisville Hospital. Survivors are three brothers, Ham Greene, Lewisville, Herbert Greene of Colorado, and Lester Greene of Waldo; two sisters, Emma Hinton, Nashville, and Helen Golden of Glcenwood. Funeral services will be held a. 2 p.m. Sunday in Herndon Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery near Palmos. CAT WAS JUST AN EXCUSE CAKOVEC, Yugoslavia (AP) — Cats are not in short supply anywhere in this country but the case of a cat in this Croatian town sent dozens of witnesses to five court probes where an unspecified sum ot money was spent. Farmer Josip Gersic, 50, and housewife Barbara Medlobi, 40, both laid firm claims on a cat. Observers, however, said the animal was rather used as an excuse for the two to vent off their mutual and accumulated dislike for one another. The court tried to reconcile the two, to save them from expenses, but finally gave he right to Barbara to keep the P!lt Josip has submitted an appeal to the verdict, with no end of the trial in sight. you must iron, do it I°B^»"/ '"hdav. Turn your iron — — J all fif it fit OHCG) not 3 Oil* V*»**H \*f*j * rlrtn'f wfl^tG that stored energy, you will know it. To defrost or not to defrost periods. ^'£±££^^tf;^gl; tender steaks? The answer can be found in a smgie, simpi* l?=S«SMBMBSi!!S«£fS usual. as (Have you a clever way to save energy or fight inflation? Send your idea to The Inflation Fighter, care of this newspaper. The best ideas will be used in future columns. Sorry, but we wont be able to acknowledge receipt.) "When my son said nuclear expert', I thought he meant graduate school. He meant joining the Navy!" Mr. /. larabck. 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