The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 11, 1939 · Page 5
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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, February 11, 1939
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 193D. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNli]L,LSVlijLiH!, PA. PAGE FIVE. CARDINALS CONSSD / a _j Assemble for Triumph But Instead Must Talk Matter of New Pontiff TO POPE PIUS Body of Pope Pius Removed During Afternoon to Basilica of St. j Peter's. NINE-DAY FUNERAL CEREMONIES BEGIN By REYNOLDS PACKARD United Press Staft Correspondent. .VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11.--Cardinals who had assembled in Rome to celebrate the triumph of Pius XI in restoring t:-iporal power to the popes and to felicitate him on 17 years of a reign that had endeared him to the world, met instead today to discuss his death and the election of his successor. As the cardinals met, the body of the Pope, his face serene in death, lay on. a red velvet covered bier in the Sistine Chapel awaiting its removal this afternoon (11 A. M. EST) to the basilica of St. Peter's. Throughout the night a member of the Vatican n_blc guards had stood at each corner of the bier while the head confessors of St. Peter's basilica, keeping their vigil, recited prayers for the missionary Pope who died yesterday. This morning, Italian cardinals knelt in prayer for the Pope in the chap'! and then presented the condolences of King Victor Emmanuel and members of the royal family to Cardinal Pacelli, acting head of the church pending the election of a new pope. Then the more than 40 cardinals, of Italy and. other countries, who had come here to celebrate today the 10th anniversary of the Lateran tr;aty with Italy which restored the popes to sovereignty, and the more than 200-bishops of the Italian church . who had come with them, hold mass in honor of the Pope' in the Sistine and Pauline chapels. Next the cardinals assembled for the flrst of their daily meetings pending the world conclave of cardinals to elect a new pope, who will be the 262nd in. the 19 centuries, of the Holy Roman Catholic Church,. " . , Cardinal Gennaro Granito Pigna- '"telli'di Belmonte, 87 year old, dean ot the Sacred College of cardinals, presided. It was announced officially that the cardinals had decided the conclave would open as soon as "all cardinals who have given notification that they are coming to Rome" have arrived. . It was signified that the cardinals' would not wait until expiration of the maximum 18-day period after the Pope's death but would expedite matters if all the cardinals arrived before 18 days. ,, · - The principal event today of the nine-day funeral ceremonies for the late Pope was the removal of the body from the Sistine Chapel to the basilica of St. Peter's. There, starting tomorrow, the people who showed today such sin- ·cere mourning' for Pope Pius, will file past his body to pay homage. The Pope's body' was clad in a white wool robe, with a red hooded cape hanging loosely over the head and shoulders so that the face could be seen plainly. The white gloved hands were clasped over a silver crucifix. In the Sistine Chapel, black hangings bad hastily replaced the red ones under which Pope Pius was to have been honored with solemn ceremony tomorrow on the 17th anniversary of his coronation. . The mourning of Italians for the Pope seemed even deeper than that ·which normally marks the death of a head of their Catholic Church. There was a deep atmosphere of sorrow. Italian newspapers stopped their polemics on international questions. All celebratory public activities were suspended. The cafes were unusually quiet. Buildings from, medieval places to bright modernistic apartment houses few the Italian flag with a piece of black bunting surmounting it; Ordinary people, whose' patriotism was being roused by anti-French articles in neswpapers and magazines stopped all' discussion of international affairs. The Fascist gr-md council, supreme body of the Fascist hierarchy, held , but a short meeting last night, instead of the long one planned on national defense and the anti-French campaign, and said in a communique. "The grand council met at 10 P. M. The council approved the following order of the day. "The Fascist grand council forwards respectful homage to the memory of Pope Pius XI, who strongly desired reconciliation between the church and the Italian state. This most great event, which after 60 years of vain attempts solved Ihe Roman question with the Lateran treaty and established by means "of a concordat the collaboration between state and church, was intended to safeguard the Fascist and Catholic unity of the Italian people." As the cardinals held their first meeting, Vatican officials denied that any date had been considered for the world conclave on the election of the M2nd pope. Nevertheless, Italian newspapers asserted . that the, conclave would start during the last days, of this month.. Speculation. regarding a successor to the Pope centered'on'the names of Cardinals Lavitrano, Archbishop of Palermo; Delia Costa, Archbishop of Vanderbilf Church To Organize Tri-Town Boys Club Tomorrow Boys, of Vanderbilt, Liberty and Dawson, between the ages o£ 13 and 17, will meet j# theh East Liberty Presbyterian Church at Vanderbilt Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, to organize a Tri-Town Boys' Club. Olivci* Oglevee, Stanley Griffin. Betty MeCormJck, Ruth Keeney and S. Kenneth Johnson are sponsoring the club movement. The above committee of Christian Endeavor members plan to provide a diversified program of special interest to Boy Scouts, and will work in co-operation with the scoutmasters of the Vanderbilt U-oop, The two purposes of the club will be to promote church loyally and community participation. Bible study, athletics, nature study, woodcraft and music constitute the proposed program of activities. Membership in this club is" open to all boys 'between the ages ot 13 and 17, who attend the regular meeting Sunday evenings. K. of C. to District Meeting Sunday Afternoon A district meeting of the Knights of Columbus will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at-the club rooms of the Connellsville lodge in the Citizens National Bank building. Bernard Twiney, field organizer, will be sent by the supreme officer to address the lodges. He will explain the entire plan of conducting a selective membership campaign under the title of "Enlist for Christian Justice," and will also be prepared to answer questions regarding the subject, or in the pamphlets sent to every commit- t-eman. The meeting will be presided over by District . Deputy Wardlow and Grand Knight V. J. Cunco expresses a desire that every knight be present. The district comprises Connells- .ville, Uniontown and Scottdale coun- Wade K. Newell Will Address Baptist Bible Classes Tomorrow Attorney Wade K. Newell of Uniontown will teach the Men's and Baraca Bible classes of the First Batist Church. Sunday morning, as a feature of the membership contest of the two classes in January. The The E. B. Martin, Berean, Philathia and Martha Work classes will be guests. ·The contest of the two classes shows an increase of over 100 per cent in membership, with a large visiting attendance. Tuesday evening a joint banquet-will be held by the two classes in the church dining room, starting at 6:30 o'clock. A program is being arranged by the committee in charge of banquet. that a foreign pope might be named this time was discussed in church circles. Here the names of Cardinals Capello, Archbishop of Buenos Aires; Hlond, Archbishop of Gnesia and Posnania in Poland, and Cerejeria; Archbishop of Lisbon. Cardinal Verdier, Archbishop of Paris was mentioned. But he, like Cardinal Schuster, Archbishop o£ Milan, among the Italian cardinals was held to be too friendly to the democracies to be a.likely choice. Of United States cardinals,' Cardinal Mundelein of Chicago-was most frequently mentioned. Cardinal Villenuove, Archbishop of Quebec, now here, was mentioned. .But after all the speculation, the feeling seemed to be that an Italian was likely to be elected in the end. May S»ucceed Pope Florence, and Piazza, Venice. Patriarch of i More than is usual, ths possibility? Ildefonso Cardinal Schuster His eminence, Tldefonso Cardinal Schuster, archbishop of Milan, has been mentioned as a likely successor to the head of the Catholic Church. Cardinal Scbnstcr. 6!) years old, ·was- created cardinal in 1929. Thousands Pay Homage to Pope, Pictured Here in Death Kailiopholo of Pone Pius' Deathbed. Millions of Catholics throughout the world- mourn the- death- of i February, 1922. He would have observed his 17th anniversary Pope Pius XI, shown in death in this radiophoto from Rome. Pius ! February 12. was elevated to the highest office in the Roman Catholic church in i Photo. by Central Press. Race Relations Day To Be Marked Locally By Pastor Exchange .Sunday being the anniversary of (he birth of Abraham Lincoln and designated as "race relations day" by the Fedora! Council of Churches of Christ in America, two of the local churches have arranged an observance of the day by exchange o£ pastors and choirs. Rev. L. H. Colvin, pastor of the Union Baptist Church, First street, and his choir will conduct the service Sunday night at the First United Brethren Church, Lincoln Avenue, at 7:30 o'clock. Rev. Elmer A. Schultz, pastor o£ the First United Brethren Church, with Hie church choir, will conduct the service at the Union Baptist Church. 'Divine Healing" to Be Rev. Elliott's Theme "Divine Healing" will be the subject of the second loyalty campaign sermon at the First Methodist Episcopal Church at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. Special music by the senior choir and soprano solo by Helen Grey. Mrs. L. G. Hoover is organist. "Without a question, any wide awake person must acknowledge that the public is interested in the question of physical healing. It is also true that witchcraft and superstition did not die in America with the flogging of a few victims in early New England. Neither has science and education cleared the horizon of all beliefs and practices in pagan ceremonies to cure physical ailments. : 'Divine Healing' is one of the sures; and most genuine things taught in rill the teachings of Jesus, but was never meant to be used as a doctrine of healing but a doctrine of faith. to be used by those who fully accepted God's power over all life. This faith credits God and human effort cooperating to effect the vital cures of body, mind and soul as one person," Rev. L. S. Elliott said. Evening service will be a workers meeting at 7:30 o'clock. All workers are urged to report and receive new assignments at this meeting. Lutheran Meeting At Latrobe Monday Brotherhoods of the Grecnsburg Conference of the Lutheran Church will hold a winter convention in Trinity Lutheran Church at Latrobe at 7:45- o'clock Monday evening. Following the devotions, a panel discussion will be conducted on the general theme, "What May Our Congregation Rightfully Expect of Us Men?" Those taking part in the discussions will include Ralph Richey of Connellsville on "Personal Evangelists." Mrs. Ina Moss Buried. The funeral service for Mrs. Ina E. Moss was held Wednesday afternoon at the First Christian Church with Hev. Merrill L. Cadwell, pastor, officiating. Two hymns, "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Sometime We'll Understand,'' were sung by Mrs. Leland S. WhijSkey and David Charlesworth with Mrs. Merrill L. Cadwell nL the organ. Interment was in Cumberland Cemetery at Masontown. Pallbearers were C. W. Lininger, David Charlesworth, George Johnson, Joseph Angle, Jr., Clarence E. Cartwright and Ross J. Medcalf. j Two Hungarians Hanged. | BUDAPEST, Feb. 11.--Two Hiai- 1 Marians convicted of "spying for a ', neighboring stale" were hanged in : the courtyard of the Budapest 'rnili- | tary court. "May His Soul Rest In Peace" In a humble Belgian church in New York devout kneel in prayer, a scene duplicated throughout the world as 331,000,000 Catholics mourn death of Pope Pius XI. Rev. Lloyd I. Erb Will Preach Sunday At Baptist Church Rev. Lloyd S. Erbe, pastor of the First Baptist.Church of Ganpns.burg will preach as a candidate for/the pulpit..of the . local. church at the morning service: at 11.o'clock. Wade K. Nexvell will speak to the men's classes during the Bible school hour at 9:45 in,the;auditorium. The following women's classes, are invited to atend: E. B. Martins,'Philatheas, Bererms, Altrurians and- Mrs. "Work's Class. - - - . . . . R. M. Boyd will speak to the young people at the B. Y. P. U. service at 6:30 P. M. The banner will also be awarded to the winning ·commission of the membership contest which lasted for two months -and ended January 22, 1039. A good attendance is desired at all meetings. NAZI FLAGS PUT AT HALF MAST BERLIN, Feb. 11.--Flags on all public buildings were run up and then lowered to half-mast Friday as the first step in..the Nazi government's formal period of mourning for Pope Pius'XI. Official quarters said the nation would observe all customary formalities but that it had not yet been decided. whether a special delegate would : ~be serif to "attend" the Pope's funeral. The -German ambassador to -the Vatican will be chief "representative for the Reich at the funeral. Ashc Opposes New Pen.. HARRISBURG, Feb. 11.--Stanley P. Ashe, warden of Western - Penitentiary at Pittsburgh, has informed Governor James that, in.his opinion, construction of a new maximum security prison for Pennsylvania'is not necessary. He said.that.§6,000.a ceil is not justified in prison construction and that-.plans for'the new building call for unnecessary-. architectural frills. . Heads "Open Seat" PATTERN 9983 BY MARIAN AIARTI.V Here's an outfit to turn your escorts into devoted beaux!.. The silhouette is so very new and chic with its flared "skater'! skirt.and unusual sweetheart neck, while the smart basque jacket .is-just as adorable! Pattern 9983 by Marian Martin may be .ordered only in ~ junior and misses' sizes 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.'.' Si;:e. 14,. ctess, re-... quires 3 5-8 yards 39 inch fabric and 5 yards laco edging; dress, 3-A yards 35 inch fabric and jacket, 1'i yards contrast. Send FIFTEEN CENTS in coins for this Marian Mnrtin Pattern to The Daily Courier Pattern Department, 282 West. 13th. St., New York,.?*. Y. For s.n extra TEN CENTS you will also receive ihc Spring Paitcrn Book by Marian Martin. Eusrenio Cardinal PacclH Eugcnio Cardinal Pauclli is head.of the "open seat'' which exercises the powers of Church sovereignly he- ,f~ween (he rfealh rf the Pope and tho coronation of his successor. POPE SOUGHT WORLD PEACE TO THE END One of Last Acts Was Appeal for Program to Halt Spread of Sub- versive.Teachings. BOOKS, CLIMBING- WERE HOBBIES By FRANK GERVASI International News Service Staff - Correspondent. VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11.--They called him the "Pope of PeaceV but Pius XI fought with every fiber of his holy person for that peace among men and cations of the earth which, would reflect their belief in an Almighty God and strengthen their allegiance to His standard. Paganism, Communism, race purity theories, persecution, lust for power, and war all met with his vigorous denunciation. Time and time again he Taised his brave voice in defense of Hebrew as well as Christian, in scorn of those who would make man their-god-and dictatorial-power their medium. In sickness: and in ill. health he /ought .the good fight for peace with every medium at his command. One of his last acts was an appeal to the clergy of the United States to "evolve a constructive program of social action fitted to local needs" that the spread of subersive teaching might-be halted, and the democratic ideals of the land be preserved. Born Damian AehilJe Ratti on May 31, 1857, in the village of.Desio near Milan, the future Pope received his early education from the parish priest whose vplage church was just across the street -from his birthplace; His father, manager or. a silk factory, was willing that he should enter religion and his young feet were turned toward the path that' leads to Rome at an early age. Entering Milan Seminary, he began his studies in religion and at 22 was already a deacon of the church. Ad- vanced'study 'in "Rome followed and, ordained there into the priesthood, he returned to Milan Seminary as an instructor. Next to mountain climbing, Ihe young priest's love was books. He sought and received appointment to the famous Ambrosian Library that he might study and catalog and handle the famous literature of the ages and his cup of joy was complete when he was invited "to St. Peter's itself and the great library of the Vatican. Just after the Armistice, he was taken from his beloved books to serve first as apostolic visitor, later . as Papal nuncio to Poland. In 1919 Cardinal Ferarri died and he was recalled from Poland to receive the red hat. Three years later, kindly old Benedict XV died. For three days behind the closed doors of the Sistine Chapel,- S3 cardinals took ballot after ballot in the election of a new Pope. Their final choice was' Achille Ratti and for his name as Pope he chose Pius. "Pius is the name of peace," he said. "I desire to consecrate my labors to the peace of me world. I choose the name ol Pius XI." For long years the popes of Rome had been, "prisoners of the Vatican," citiezns of a religious state which had no separate civil status. But in Italy at approximately the · same "time, a new leadership, a new government arose under- Benito Mussolini and soon there' were conferences, representations, tentative agreements. . Out of these new -conditions came a 1 concordat and Vatican City emerged as a.tiny free state with full civil status, with a government and a post- office free, after so many years, of the chains which bound it to the nation which surrounded it. For the first time since 1870, the "prisoner of the Vatican" could command attention as a civa as well as religious leader. But the lateran treaty was not to end the worries of the Pope, to insure him a peaceful reign. because other things.came to plague him. Bolshevism came to Russia and God went out. The Catholic.government of Spain was unseated and civil war raged. Germany under a new leadership, a new theory of government, cried down-the old beliefs and raised its new state church. Sluggish rivers ran re'd in China and everywhere Communism raised its head. And always came the voice from the Vatican, pleading, urging, praying "peace." .. Loose tiines,..loose talk, swaggering ·actors on the world stage took their toll in the Pontiff's health; ,On December.24, 1836 it appeared that the end was inevitable. Yet the weal-;, "old man,, lying .on his bed of pain, spoke' for 'hall, an "hour to the'world.- In-voice'so weak-as to be inaudible .at times he'p'leaded-agairt as he had so many times for peace-- not.the spineless, artificial peace of cowardice but'a fighting,'living'peac« through war on' "atheistic Communism." - ' ' He was suffering ' in-' those '· days. The pains were severe. ' Life:waa an ordeal but the spiritual leader' of 300,000,000 persons bowed his head ' humbly and- said · "I arn happy to suffer when so many others are suffering." . "Pray!" he told pilgrims to the Vatican. "Pray and pray again! Truly'it Is" only the intervention of God that we may hope to see better days, and days' free : of threat against everything, we hold most, sacred." . And in prayer he sought his own solace and comfort. Weary, aging, ho turned his face to God and begged' the indulgence of a happy death. "If it be Thy will let this cup of-sot-row pass from me but Thy will $»

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