Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 16, 1959 · Page 7
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Redlands, California
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Monday, March 16, 1959
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St. Patrick 'Stolen' By Catholics Minister Claims By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International WASHINGTON (UPIi-A Pres byterian minister accused Catholics today of stealing St. Patrick from the Protestants. " 'Tis an outrageous falsification," replied a Catholic priest whose ancestors hailed from County Roscommon. i The larceny charge was made by the Rev. Frank A. Lawrence, pastor of Graystone United Presbyterian Church. Indiana, Pa. He's a courageous fellow who loves Irishmen. Catholics and good noisy rows. In an article for Presbyterian Film At Church Tuesday Night A film entitled "Red Tide" will be shown at the Second Christian Reformed church at 144 The Terrace tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The film will be shown by the World Home Bible League, an organization that has been engaged in the distribution of scriptures for the past 20 years, having worked through churches and missionaries in 25 foreign countries, the United States and Canada. A cordial invitation is extended to the public. SELL IT TOMORROW With an inexpensive Classified Ad Life magazine entitled "Patrick Stolen Saint," Lawrence asserted that the Irish saint, whose memory will be celebrated Tuesday by wearers of the green, "is firmly linked with the Protestant Church of Ireland, not with the Roman Catholic Church." Kissed Blimey Stone? This was too much for Father John E. Kelly, information director of the National Catholic Welfare Conference and a loyal grandson of the Ould Sod. "It is evident," said Father Kelly, "that Mr. Lawrence has made at least one trip to Ireland —to kiss the Blarney Stone.' Lawrence, whose ancestors came from Germany, explained in a telephone interview that he has been brooding over the "theft" of St. Patrick since he studied church history years ago at the seminary. His study, he said, convinced him that St. Patrick's spiritual kinship is with Protestantism, rather than Roman Catholicism. "In the Fifth Century- AD when Patrick preached in Ireland —Rome and the Pope did not hold the position they achieved in later eras," Lawrence said. "It was not until after the Norman Conquest in 105H that the church in Rome was able to make its influence felt in Ireland. Shook The Pillars "Patrick preached a simple message of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. Unlike those in the Roman Church, he believed in the Bible as the supreme authority in matters of faith." In the Irish] church of Patrick's day. there was Jio mass, no invocation of Mary or of the saints, and priests were allowed to marry. Never] once did Patrick mention the Pope or Rome in his writings. Lawrence said further evidence is the fact that St. Patrick's reputed grave is at the Cathedral of Down in Northern Ireland, a part' of the church of Ireland which, in turn, is a branch of the Anglican communion. Father Kelly suggested that St Patrick doubtless would turn in his grave at the very idea of| being called a Protestant. "St. Patrick lived nearly a thousand years before anyone ever heard the word Protestant." he said. "He was Catholic through and through." This is the second St. Patrick donnybrook touched off by Lawrence. Last year, he suggested to his predominantly Scottish Pres-I byterian congregation that they rename their church "St. Pat rick's." "That shook the pillars of the church," he recalled fondly. DICK POWELL IMPROVES SANTA MONICA. Calif. < UP1 —Actor-producer Dick Powell. 54 inspitalized last Wednesday with bronchitis, today was reported .-tcadily improving at St. John's Hospital. 'Let her through. Mac. it's Mrs. Higgs! She wants to tag the old man for a new fur coat!" Humphrey Looks Like Left] Wing Candidate In 1960 PLAN NAVAL EXERCISES Loura Scudder Dies YOKOSUKA. Japan <LPI> — U.S. 7th Fleet commander Vice .MONROVIA. Calif. (UPI)—Fu Adm. Frederick N. Kivette an- . • ^ ^ h , d T nounccd todav that U.S. and Re- neral semccs WUJ Mm lucs public of Korea forces would con- aa - v for M™- Laura Scudder. foun duct a routine combined amphibi- <! cr of the potato chip firm which ous training exercise near Pohang '>ears her name. M/s. Scudder, late next month. The exercise will about 70. died Friday night after be named "Sea Turtle." 'a lingering illness. 1 By LYLE C. WILSON ' United Press International ' WASHINGTON fUPI) - Forty- seven-year-old Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey looks like the Democrat whom the party left wingers will plug next year for president. Americans for Democratic Action seems to be especially sweet on Humphrey. Humphrey will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual ADA convention which meets here in May. The other principal orator on that occason will be Tom Mboya, a Negro na live of Kenya, who is among the important politicians in all Africa. Humphrey is a national vice chairman of ADA. The organization is the left-wing spiritual heir of FDR's New Deal. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is national honorary chairman. Robert R. Nathan, a labor economist who came to the top under FDR, is the top active official of ADA. Vice chairmen include former Sen. Herbert H Lehman iD-N.YJ, Sen. Wayne L. Morse (D-Ore.i, AFL-CIOs Walter P. Reuthcr and Arthur M. Schlesingcr, Jr. Foreign Relations Pitch Selection of ADA's keynote speaker is meaningful in a year preceding a presidential election, especially since the field of Dcm- oratic hopefuls is numerous. Humphrey is making his pitch very much on the issue of foreign relations. ADA is cooperating in that. Nathan is circulating a pamphlet containing Humphrey's views on disarmament. In Humphrey's corner is judged| to be Mrs. Roosevelt, a political second of skill and experience gained in her close participation in FDR's campaigns and political life. Last December Mrs. R. seemed to favor Humphrey above all others for the Democratic presidential nomination. She said the senator came closest to posscssina the spark of greatness needed in the White House. On that occasion Mrs. Roosevelt found an opportunity to continue her sustained attack on Sen. John F. Kennedy ID-Mass.>. He understands courage, Mrs. Roosevelt said of Kennedy, but does not have the independence to have it Mrs. R. has had at Kennedy many times before this. "Oodles" of Money She contends that Kennedy has avoided taking a stand on an issue which she defines as "McCarthy ism." She also has told it around that Kennedy's very'rich father. Joe, has been spending oodles of money country-wide in behalf of the senator's political fortunes. Oodles is Mrs. Roosevelt's word. Kennedy and his friends deny this but there is no denying that a very powerful Democratic politico, in the person of Mrs. R., is determined to prevent • Kennedy's nomination for president. Nomination for vice president would be different. Mrs. Roosevelt has indicated that she might go along with Kennedy on that. She ruled Adlai E. Stevenson out of the I960 contest the other day. Mrs. R. said Stevenson was best qualified but must be eliminated! Redlands Daily Facta Monday, Mar. 16, mi -7 (PREFERS POLITICIANS NEW YORK <UPI>-Robert Moses, veteran city and state commission executive, said Sunday that he always has found it easier to deal with politicians than with reformers. "Reformers are too self-righteous," he told a TV audience. "Tncy usually think they have a call from on high, but I think they probably have the wrong number." because he already was a two- time loser. But she okayed Stevenson for Secretary of State and, who knows, may suggest such to Humphrey, just in case. Mrs. Roosevelt docs not control the Democratic Party, of course. She is a powerful political personality with a big following. 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