The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 20, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, "APRIL 20, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB Priest Silenced In Heresy Case Difference in Belief Gets Jesuit Ousted Church Officials Charges Dropped n Kidnap Hoax; Mother Confesses BEVERLY HTLLS, Cillif., April 20— W— Police Chief C. H. Anrtcr- By BOSTON, April 20. </Pi—A Jesull educator charged yesterday he line been "silenced" by Roman Catholic Archbishop Richard J. Gushing of Boston because "I believe there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church, and Archbishop Gush- Ing believes there Is." Tlie Rev. Leonard Feeney. S. J denounced as "Invalid" and "bru tal" the action of Archbisliop Gush fng In depriving htm of his prlestls functions for "grave offense against the general laws of th Catholic Church." Pr. Feeney has supported th position ot three Boston college la Instructors and a Boston Colleg High School teacher who charge Boston College authoritie-s wit "heresy." They accused college au thorlties of teaching that salvatio was possible outside the Catholl Church and without submission t the pope. The teachers announced an appeal to the pope, but from on said yc.stcrduy charges nre planned no criminal I" ft kidnap lir.'olviuK R five-year-old boy in<l some $30,000 o! racetrack losses. Anderson said the his mother's boy's pretty nothcr, Mrs, Joe Goodman, 32. ad- in'ttcd staging the kidnaping to hide [he betting lo.ssos from her husband Mrs. Goodman reported last week that her boy, Joey, had been ab ducted last Monday and was ransomed a few hours later for $33.000 Anderson said police felt all along It was a hoax, chiefly because whei the youngster was found he hat an envelope containing $1,000 in his hand. However, the chief said, II was believed at first llml the husband and father, Goodman, 40. former Norfolk. Vs., Boxer, staged the hoax to avoid paying off gambling debts. Goodman was booked on a grand theft charge dining the imestigat- lon. The charge has been dismissed. Two friends of Mrs. Goodman, George Miller, 43, and Mrs. Uuth Lcfkowitz, 30, were booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a eanut Hull Lodges In Child's Throat; Operation Necessary PIGGOTT, Ark., April 20 (<P)— Trouble began lor 21-month-old Michael Graddy when he mu-ked some peanuts and ate them about tsvo weeks ago. That same day, his mother, says, he beitan to choke "the way you sometimes do when you're eating cornbread." They look him (o a doctor, but by then Miclmel had stopped wheezing The .doctor gave him some croup ir.odlcliic. Tlu i:ext morning he was breathing with cieitl difficulty. Another doctor looked him over, suspected diplilheria, and gave him a shot. But the child's trouble continued Five days afler tlie |K-antu episode he was lakr-n 10 a Memphis haspl- , and went directly to the opeia- IIIR room. In Michael's bronchial tubes rioc- ors found pieces of the brown usk of a peanut. Mk'hi.el is Just now being allowed out of an oxygen tent. the Vatican came word that issue was being returned to Brand theft. Anderson admitted aidinc Mrs. Boston archbishop for Jnrisdiafon. The teachers say they nre seeking a pronouncement directly from Pope Pius XII. The archbishop revealed that he >|Qid withdrawn all priestly and ftachlng functions from Fr. Feeney because Fr. Feeney for seven months had defied the orders of his "legitimate superiors." Fired from Afar Fr. Feeaey. an author as well as a tencher, satd "The reason I am being silenced is because T believe that is no salvation outside the Catholic Church and without personal submission to our Holy Father, the Pope, and Archbishop Cashing believes. ..and Bishop John Wright (of Boston) believes there is." He said he had been told to leave the diocese seven months ago because of his beliefs and that Archbishop Gushing and Bishop Wright —then in Enrppe—managed through others "to dismiss me." The archbishop said In a formal decree that the priest "has lost the right to perform any priestly functions, Including preaching and teaching of religion." The action was taken, the archbishop said, "because of grave offenses against the general laws of the. Catholic church." The decree /yfd not specify the "grave olfen- W' s " ' Tlie move climaxed a 'veek of controversy which began when three Boston College Instructors were' dismissed after accusing the Jesuit school of teaching heresy. : The prelate supported their dismis- §nl. "With regard'-to the relations of these young men with Boston College," the archbishop said, ".... the college acted on Its own authority." "I do not see what else the college officials could have done in face of the disciplinary problem with which they were confronted." said they Goodman. They were release Monday. Meantime. Mrs. Goodman left for Reidsvillc, N.C., with her son. to visit her father, J. W. Stanley. West Memphis Begins Street-Widening Work WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., April 20 —M"i—Survey crews hrve begin running lines for the widening o: thoroughfares parallel with tin main running highways here. City and county officials have proposed such a move in an attcmp to obtain cancellation of plans fo an access highway to the new Miss isslppi River bridge at Memphis. Til proposed highway would bypas West Memphis. Representatives of business firm located on the highways met yes terday for street changes and im provcmenls. Read Courier News Want Ads : ire, Blast Damage Swank Seattle School SEATTLE, April 20 W — Fire, coupled with an explosion ot an oil [nniaec. destroyed the admints- .rative office and auditorium at (lie exclusive Helen Bush School ye.sU rduy. There were no injuries IT.e flames destroyed the main school building, consisting of classrooms, 3 gymnasium and assembly hall. Oricin ol the fire was not known. 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