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SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1963 ALTON EVENING fTo Tell Catholics: Remove Barriers for Negroes T6 Give jRoman Catholics of the Telegraph area will be told from the pulpit Sunday that they should act to, "remove obstacles that imped 6 the rights and opportunities of our Negro brethren. A pastoral letter addressed to the nation's 43 million Catholics will condemn all forms of discrimination and segregation based on prejudice. "It is our strict duty to respect the basic human rights in every person," the letter says. The statement was framed by the nation's Catholic bishops. It was released through the National Welfare Conference in Washington and will be read from church pulpits tomorrow. The letter urges individual Catholics and church groups to sponsor bi - racial discussions of mutual problems and concerns. Free Exchange "It is only by open and free exchange of ideas that we can understand the rights and obligations that prevail on both sides," (he bishops said. The statement bluntly says that the nation must remove inequities stemming from race, that public authorities must help correct the evils of discrimination, that no good Catholic can fail to recognize the rights of all citizens to vote and that the racial question confronts the conscience of every American. "The most crucial test of love of God is love of neighbor," the bishops said. The pastoral message will note that Catholic hierarchy has condemned racial discrimination in the past, in 1943 and 1958. Catholics should work for equal opportunity for employment, full participation in "our public and private educational facilities, proper housing and adequate welfare assistance". Quiet Determination "We can show our Christian charity by a quiet and courageous determination to make the .quest for racial harmony a matter of personal investment," the letter says. "We must go beyond 'slogans and generalizations about color and realize that all of us are human beings, men, women and children, all sharing the same human nature and dignity, witl the same desires, hopes ^nd feel ings. We should try to know and understand one another." The bishops' in detailing theii suggestion of a "free exchange o ideas" between races, said tha .people in the same line of work can discuss problems caused by racial barriers. "Physicians of one race can GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY BEGINS Congregation of the Latter Day Saints during opening song at (back to camera) presided at the ceremony. Roy Oscarson, prcsi- croiindbrcakinR ceremony Friday evening at new site on Humbert dent of the St. Louis stake spoke at the meeting. Gutlme, assisted Koacl north of Beverly Farm. Grading for the property has begun by Marion Sever and William Noble, counselors in the bishopry ot and the new chapel will begin immediately. Bishop Ronald Guthric the Alton Ward, broke ground for the new chapel. talk with those of another," the letter said. "So can businessmen teachers, lawyers, secretaries farmers, clerks and other workers." Catholic societies along witl political gatherings and civic as cation, sociations, can provide the "com mon meeting grounds" the pre lates said. Through The Laity "We can act through the vai ious lay organizations of the church as well as with civic groups of every type," the bishops said. "In many parts of the nation there are inter - racial Godfrey MYF Ends Meeting The Methodist Youth Fellow- hip will conclude Sunday a three- ay "Steps to the Christian Life or Youth" meeting at the Godrey First Methodist Church Sun- lay Participating in the meeting .re The Rev. Haromon M. Dyus, pastor of tbe Godfrey First Methodist Church, Rev. -Jack Travelstead of East Alton, Miss Mary Putt of Lebanon and Daman Nolan of Main Street Methodist Church of Alton and John Shultz, youth volunteer worker. The Godfrey Church has been one of six Methodist Churches in ;he East St. Louis area cooperat- ng with the Methodist Church's ;eneral board of education. Rev. Kemper Back From Vacation Pastor Robert C. Kemper, will return to the pulpit of the Congregational Church of the Redeemer Sunday after vacationing. Pastor Kemper will have as his topic "Putting Great and Wonderful Meaning in Your Life." George E. Bailey and Homer H. Henderson gave the sermon's while Pastor Kemper was on va- Baplist Girl Says: Religious Leaders Not Facing Up to Problems Religious leaders are willing to admit there are many problems in the world — racial, population boom and disease — but they are afraid to approach them realistically, a 19 - year - old Alton girl said about a recent conference she attended in Beirut, Lebanon. Miss Roberta Pointer, president of the Illinois Baptist Youth Fellowship, said the leaders at the conference didn't know where to find an answer to many of the problems facing the people of the world today. The 3,000 you n g people and adults attending the Baptist World Alliance meeting ave few thoughtful answers to :he questions. Miss Pointer served as an assistant discussion group leader at the meeting attended by people from 25 different countries. The young lady, a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church, left New York July 9 with 34 persons from throughout the United States. Following the conference the group toured Asia Minor and Europe under the direction of Dr. Cottage Hills Bible Baptist School Ends nanon mere are ,„,«• - -u, al :/he Bible Baptist Church of Cot- committees representing the ma-' a S* H|" s «'" highlight he closing of the Bible school with a commencement exercise at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the church. The school opened with 107 in attendance and was increased to R. Dean Goodwin, communications for director of American Rev. Vance Speaker at 12th Street Dr. E. J. Vance, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Alton, and now the associate minister of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Lxniis, will be guest speaker at the Twelfth Dr. Rumpf At Alton * Evangelical Professor Oscar 3. Rumpf of Eden Seminary will be guest pastor Sunday at the Alton Evangcll- cnl Church while the Rev. Charles Stevens Is on vacation. In other church news the choir will hold its first rehearsal next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Anyone Interested in singing In the choir Is invited to attend. The confirmation class for boys and girls who will be confirmed next Palm Sunday will be formed at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14. To be eligible a candidate must be 13 by Dec. 1. Dr. Harvey Veil will be the speaker at the Churchmen's Brotherhood at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Blind Jew At St. Paul's, Wood River Adolph Loeb will be the guest speaker at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Wood River, at both the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services, Sunday. He will also address Rev. Cochran Will Take New Position Street Presbyterian Sunday, 10 a.m. Church on First Christian At Bethalto to Hear Korean Soon Gook Choi, a ' native of Korea, will be guest minister at the First Christian Church of Bethalto at this Sunday and Sept. 1. HOME FROM 5-WEEK TRIP Roberta Pointer displays a jade necklace and of Baptist World Alliance. The group tried to see all the a cameo ring she purchased on a side tour after at- religious spots they could while tending a Baptist conference in Beirut, Lebanon. in Jerusalem. They saw Capernia \yhere Christ lived and saw Mt. Zion, Miss Pointer said. The group was most impressed with Rome where they attended the opera and had a semiprivate audience with the Pope. In Florence, Italy, they saw many paintings and sculptured articles done by famous artists, including original works by Michaelangelo. In Venice the group stayed in a hotel on the Grand Canal and vis- jor religious faiths as well as important aspects of civic life. We bless and endorse such efforts . . ." Civic action will be more fruitful, the bishops said, if all citi-j225 on Tuesday, zens openly and explicitly pro- i The group attended a picnic this claim the religious basis of rac-'morning. Theologian Says Marx, Freud Sources Of Value to Religion Choi has been studying for the past three years at the Lincoln, 111. Christian College and Seminary and has spent this summer at Vanderbilt University. He is preparing himself to preach and teach for the Christian churches of Korea. Choi has been visiting and speaking for many congregations while he lias been in this country. The minister of the church, Jack Allbee, and his family left this week on vacation. First Parochial Kindergarten At Bunker Hill Berean Baptist Church of Bunk ial justice and love. "Love one another, for this is the law of God," the letter says, "Revere in every man his human dignity, for this is a gift of God." BIBLE STOH1ES TO FLOAT TJuMBOLT, Kan. w» — No commercial entries are accepted for Humbolt's annual Biblesta parade which will be staged for the sixtli time Oct. 5. It is composed of floats entered by individuals, churches, clubs and schools. Each float depicts a Bible story. BIBLE STUDY All people regardless of race, creed, color or religion are welcome to our services. The Central and Madison Church of Christ in Wood River exists for the purpose of preaching the Gospel of Christ and serving people. If we can be of service to you and yours, please do not hesitate to call us at your convenience. If you would like our minister to call on you or If you would like to Visit with him with some problem, pall 254-2843 foe appointment. You will always find a warm, personal and friendly welcome when you attend the services of 'the Central and Madison Church of Christ. Why don't you plan to attend tomorrow? , Central ami Mijlign OHUROH OF CHRIST Wood River, Illinois T. JJ«ii* Skits will highlight the commencement activities with each age group furnishing talent. Bethany Baptist Speaker From Honduras Rev. Harold Hurst, a Southern Baptist missionary to Honduras vill speak Sunday at both serv- ces of Bethany Baptist Churcl 712 Alby St., in Alton. Pictures of work in Honduras vill be shown by Rev. Hurst at he evening services, The Rev. Hurst, his wife, and our children arrived in Alton this veek from Honduras and will ive here during a year's furlough [rom missionary work. The Southern Baptist churches n the Alton Area have furnished a home on Brown Street, for .he Hurst family, ited St. Mark's Square. During her trip, Miss Pointer didn't find it difficult, to converse with people of different countries. She said there is always someone around that can help you out. "I wa's disappointed to see .there were so few young people (attending the conference from other countries. Youngsters in other countries are not given the freedom we in the United States lave and they did not have the money to take the trip, whereas I5.v GEORGE W. CORNELL Associated Press Religion Writer Thanks be to God, the Christian scholar said, for the blessings bestowed on the faith by those tsvo atheists, Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. It may sound strange for the world's two most noted disbelievers to be cited as sources of value to religion. Yet among many theologians and philosophers, the thesis often is expressed. They maintain that Marx founder of communism, anc did," Miss Pointer the adults said. Miss Pointer will give a report on her trip to the Illinois Baptist Youth Fellowship, who sponsored her trip. She said she will also give some talks at school about her adventure, however, her first speaking engagement will be Sunday at Cherry Street Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., where she will ) show slides of her trip. Miss Pointer will be a sophomore student at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington this fall. There she is majoring in nurses training. She is a member of Sigma Kappa, social sorority; Alpha Lambda Delia, an honorary fraternity; and the Terrapin Club, a syncronized swimming team. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Pointer, 2444 Sanford Ave. Freud, founder of psychoanalysis have contributed stimuli and in sights to Judeo-Christianity tha were neglected. A long-standing church concep holds lhat God frequently ma> work through antireligious force and individuals to correct, lea and strengthen the church. It was at the Angelican Worl Congress in Toronto, Canada, thi month, that a British churchman Canon Max Warren, stressed th; divine guidance may come from outside the Christian fold—fron other religions, science, and eve atheists. Christian concern for socia two departments of the Sunday School. Loeb, who is blind, is a native of Chicago but is presently living in Hot Springs, Ark. While in Chicago and before becoming alind, he was a restaurateur at the Merchandise Mart. Later he became chief steward at the South Shore Country Club. It was upon losing his sight 10 years ago that he became a Christian and subsequently a member of the Lutheran Church. "People often ask me if I wouldn't like to have my sight back," Loeb says. By all means I would. But if a person were to ask me which I prefer, my physical sight or my spiritual sight — I would answer, 'My spiritual sight.' For I now have a peace and a joy in my heart, a faith and a confidence which I never knew before." Loeb is speaking in about 50 churches in the metropolitan St. Louis area during this summer. Holy Communion will also be celebrated at St. Paul's Lutheran at the 10:30 a.m. service Alton Native In Methodist Church Post The Rev. James H. Davis, a native ot Alton, has been named to a Church post in Philadelphia. The Rev. Davis brings to three the number of professional religious researchers in the division of National Missions of-the Methodist Board of Mission. Born in Alton, the Rev. Davis holds the bachelor of science degree from Northwestern Univer- The Rev. Robert Cochran, pastor of the Upper Alton Baptist Church, has accepted the pastoi- atc of the Geneva Road Baptist Church of Wheaton and will move from Alton next: month. During the minister's 9'/a - year slay at the Upper Alton Church a 5170,000 educational building and a $20,000 parsonage was built. Rev. Cochran baptized 190 people and received 317 into the membership of the church. The Rev. Cochran's new church is located near the campus of the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. A farewell reception will be held in Peck Memorial Hall for the minister from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Cochran is a graduate of the Toronto Bible College and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. He has served on the Board of Christian Education of the Illinois State Baptist Church and as chairman of the ordination committee of the Illinois Baptist Min- ghteousness "owes not a little, nder God, to the stimulus of Karl vlarx," he said. He said the church also owes hanks to God "for His grace at k in Sigmund Freud," in ringing the light of psychiatry to ear on the healing of men's pirits—their personalities. Both Marx and Freud spurned •eligion as wishful thinking. Marx saw it as a kind of mass tranquilizer to obscure the exploita- ion of common people. Frued considered it a kind of ob- sessional neurosis, brought on by desire for paradise beyond the difficulties and death of earthly existence. Nevertheless, the psychoanalytic procedures he developed are widely credited with deepening understanding of Christ's teachings, and aiding in their application. Theologian Paul Tillich says that Freud's approach of accepting, rather than condemning, the guilt-ridden was the very heart of Christ's gospel of forgiveness—the "acceptance of the unacceptable." As for Marx, the idea of ties between his influence and Christianity is a matter of frequent analysis in academic circles. er Hill will open a Christian kindergarten Sept. 23, the first in Bunker Hill. The approach will be non-denominational, but fundamental Bible doctrine will be taught, a church spokesman said. The school will be housed in the new education building of Berean Baptist Church. Approved materials will be used to bring each child through proper pre school preparation. Mrs, Dudley Bierbaum of Woodburn will be the teacher. Enrollment will be limited to 25 children. However, the school is to serve the entire community on first come, first served basis. Enrollment dates are Sept. 4-6, 9—11:30 a.m. at the church office. The first semester closes Jan. 17. The second sity in Evanston, the bachelor of isters Conference. He is presently serving as President of the Alton Ministerial Assn. The Rev. Cochran is married and has two daughters. 2 Carrollton Churches Have Guest Speakers CARROLLTON — Two Carrollton pastors are on vacation and their places in the pulpit will be filled by guest speakers Sunday. The Rev. Julius Bush will be in charge of the 7:30 and 11 a.m. services at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church while Rev. Kieth Gerberding is on vacation. The Rev. James McClymonds pastor of the Northminister Pres byterian Church, Jacksonville will deliver the sermon at the 10:45 a.m. services at the Firs Presbyterian Church while the Rev. Dr. Frank Marston is on va cation. The First. Christian Church vvil have only Sunday School services Sunday. divinity degree from Garrett Theological seminary in Evanston and the master of arts degree from Northwestern. He has completed the residence requirements for a doctor of philosophy degree in sociology at Northwest- The Rev. Dan Vititoe will speak at the 9 a.m. services at the Berdan Baptist Church and also at the 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m services at the Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Father O'Reilley To Celebrate Jerseyville Mass JERSEYVILLE — The Rev. Faher Francis O'Reilly, vice president of St. Louis University, will elebrate mass on Sundays at the -loly Ghost Church during the ab- ence of the pastor, the Rev. P. Heinen, who is taking a trip o California with relatives. Father O'Reilly will hear con- essions at 7 p.m. Saturdays but not during the afternoon. In the event there are any Baptisms to •>e conferred, notice should be given at tlite Rectory or the Sister's lome in order that Father 6'Reil- y can make arrangements to remain after the last Mass on Sundays. In the case of sick calls or emergencies Father William Maul of St. Francis Church should be called. There will be no Masses on week days at Holy Ghost church during Father Heinen's absence except on the first Friday in September. The Rev. Tony Schmitt of Grafton will be in charge of services on the First Friday and will follow the usual program beginning at 6 a.m. with Holy Communion and mass at 7:30 a.m. There will be no evening mass here this First Friday as Father Schmitt will have mass at that time in Grafton. Masses on Sunday will be at 7, 8 and ,10 a.m. as usual. semester will begin Jan. 20, and close on May 1. A child must be 5 years old by Dec. 1 to enter in the first semester. A tuition charge of $45 ($3 per week)—must be paid at the time of registration. Rev. Smith Speaks Sunday At Wood River The Rev. John Smith will be guest speaker at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship in the Evangelical 'United Brethren Church of Wood River, the Rev. Glenn Huffman, pastor, reports. The Rev. Smith is pastor of the Pierce Evangelical United Brethren Church, Maple Park, and is completing his education in the Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville. First Baptist Church College and Johnson Streets Alton, Illinois ORRIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 9:25 a.m Sunday Church School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Message: "Where Do You Live?" SOLO—"Build Thee More Stately Mansions" by Andrews Guest Soloist: George Miller Alr-Comlltloned Nursery maintained during service. Ample Parking for Everyone. CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH Sixth and Cherry Street! W. FREEMAN PRfVJSTT, Minister 9:00 A.M. CHURCH SCHOOL 10:10 A.M. WORSHIP Message "THE SPEEDING GOSPEL" 6:30 P.M. YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS 7;30 P.M. WORSHIP- Message by Miss Roberta Pointer, Pres. Illinois Baptist Youth Fellowship This Friendly Church invites You FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Corner of Fourth and Alby Streets, Alton, Illinois CORTLEY HUGH BURROUGHS A. RALPH LYNN MINISTERS MORNING WORSHIP—«:30 and WtiS AM, THE SERMON: "God's Kind of Security" Dr. Cortley Burroughs THE PUJST (8:30) "0 Plvine Redeemer" Alberta Kennedy und Jackie Wukeford THE SOLO (10:48) "Lord, Let Me Live Today" Fred Humel THE CHURCH SCHOOL—0:30 and 10:45 A.M. A cordial Invitation It extended to all our service*, Parents are invited to use tbe nursery tn the Education Building. 9:30 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. BIBLE SCHOOL , Classes for all the family. . WORSHIP SERVICE Dr. G. Arthur Woolsey, President ol Baptist Bible (Seminary and former Pastor of Brown Street Baptist Church, will be our guest speaker for the day. TRAINING UNION EVENING SERVICE Speaking: Dr. G. Arthur Woolsey. Air - Conditioned BROWN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH . 8126 WWVH Street, AHfUn Gaylord S. Hamilton, Pastor Nuriery WELCOME Ampb THE ALTON GOSPEL TABERNACLE 512 Spring Street — SUNDAY SERVICES — Visit our growing Sunday School today/ ^ Ra^io Service—WOKZ 8s30 •^ Sunday School—Prepare for Festival..,,,., 9:30 ^ Worship—Pastor Gruver speaking ,,. 10:45 •^ Evangelistic—-Special Singing and Prayer for the Sick ,, 7:30 Theme: Exploding Truth "Come once and you will come again" For transportation, CaJI HO 2.356-2 , Rev, C. L Gruver, Factor

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