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From Ecuador Cardinal Denies Justice Douglas' Murder Charge Hartford, Conn., (E) -- Ecua- dor's Cardinal has denied a charge by a U.S. Supreme Court Justice that a Catholic priest in that country incited the murder of two United Na- tions officials. Carlos Cardinal de ]a Torte of Quit() said in a letter pub- lished here that there is "no basis" for the charge made in a Hartford speech last Decem- ber by Justice William O. Douglas. Douglas told a meeting spon- sored by Temple Sinai here and broadcast over radio sta- tion WTIC that "a Catholic priest turned natives loose on two United Nation's doctors because they were vaccinating for smallpox and therefore were communists. They took refuge in the church and were there murdered." Dr. Josephine Mary Brown of West Hartford, who holds a law degree, later wrote to Douglas asking for further de- tails. He responded that the inci- dent took place in an Ecuador. tan village in October, 1962, adding: "I have been in com- munication with the American Ambassador in Quite about it." Dr. Brown related in a letter to the Catholic Transcript, Connecticut's Catholic news- paper, that she wrote for de- tails to the Quite Ambassador, but received no answer. She then wrote to Cardinal de la Torte. She said he re- plied that the Justice's charge is "absolutely false." The Cardinal said Indians in a remote village did kill two 8--THE GUARDIAN MARCH 1, 1963 ERITREA: THE ROOF CAVES IN 6OMETIMES A LETTER COMES TO US with an appeal so simply, so eloquently stated that we feel no further words from _ ,,_ us are needed. Take, for example, ig f,' this short plea from the PASTOR OF "VI%P ItACELA, in ERITREA . . . "1 have AO" two rooms, one of which completely  O eollspsed during the rainy season and g'   hence is no longer fit to live in. And   since the other one is about to eave "l" i W . in, to avoid having it fall on my head y I was forced to move my bed "to the sacristy." . . . That's the heart of the ..... :::::i:i:: matter, and we hope the hearts of T& Ho lalher' Mhion Aid our generous friends will respond. fort& OritntalChurch No pastor should have to live under such conditions, dedicated though he be to his flock! . . . $3,500 will build this Driest a proper helter. Won't you help? LENT: JOURNEY INTO LIGHT WIIEN GALILEO, studying the night sky in 1610, discovered Jupiter's moons, a new and wonderful journey Into light began. Men timed the eclipses; light was measured. Navigation by the stars made possible exploration of unknown lands . . . The mysteries of light led scientific minds to electricity, photog- raphy, radio, radar, television, atomic energy. LENT is also a journey into light, the light of grace. We study our own actions, make little sacrifices for the poor "in helping whom we touch, as it were, through His supreme mercy, the very person of Jesus Cin'ist." (Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on "The Mystical Body of Christ.") WAYS TO SPREAD LIGHT AND WARMTH l. tlELP A YOUNG GIRL become a sister. $3 a week for two years will cover costs of her two-year train- ing period. 2. TRAIN A OUNG MAN for the priesthood in mis- sion ,lands. $2 a week or $100 a year for six years will see him through. 3. SEND US YOUR MASS OFFERINGS. They will win grace for relatives and friends, and for yourself. If you wish we will send a special Easter card. Also our card with FLOWERS FROM THE IlOLY LAND. 4. LIGHTEN the burdens of a PALESTINE REFUGEE FAMILY. $10 will provide a Food Package, lasting a month. $2 will buy a BLANKET for a BEDOUIN. 5. JOIN THE CATItOLIC NEAR EAST WELFARE ASSOCIATION. k'ou will participate in the Masses of 15,000 missionaries in 18 countries under our care. $1 a year per person; $5 for a family. Let your light continue to shine after death. Remember our missionaries in your will. Our official name. CATHOLIC NEAR EAST WELFARE ASSOCIATION. DEAR MONSIGNOR: Enclosed Is my donation of ........ for .......... lame e** Io i I seat.o lee o le oeo= e e Street .................................. . . . . . City ............... Zone .... State ......... iS CARDINAL SPELLMAN, President Msgr. Josopk T. Rlan. NaPI Sec'y Send oil communications to: CATHOLIC NEAR EAST WELFARE ASSOCIATION 480 Lexington Ave, at 46th St. New York 17, N. Y. i men, both Ecuadorians, in the belief they were comnmnists. He denied that a priest was involved, saying that "the mur- der was committed two kilo- meters away from his home." The Cardinal identified the two men as Dr. Jorge Merchan, a physician, and Hcrnan Vin- neza, a social worker. The Transcript, in comment- ing on the Cardinal's state- ment to Dr. Brown, described Douglas' charge as a "grave accusation . . . magnified by the speaker's prestige as a member of the nation's highest tribunal." AROUND (Continued from Page 7) Alice. He has served as a city commissioner and was build- ing supervisor of the Rath Packing Co. before retiring in 1945. He devotes much of his time to the Newton House Center and is active in the Holy Name Society a n d Knights of Columbus. An ex- pert gardener, he plans to start his annual spring plant- ing soon. Jonesboro---A Day of Recollec- tion for youth will be held at the Blessed Sacrament church here next Sunday, March 3. The day will be sponsored by the Catholic Youth Organiza. tion. The Rev. William E Kane, assistant pastor of St. Paul's parish, Pocahontas, will conduct devotions and confer- ences, devoted to the spiritual development of young people. Hot Springs  Ladies of St. John's Altar Society will spon- sor a monthly Communio]l Breakfast next Sunday, March 3, at 9 A.M. in the parish hall. Mrs. Harvey L. Deardorff, Sr., will preside as breakfast chair- man. The society will meet next Like Seafood? ... TRY A FISH-WICH A Fish-wich is a delicious fish sandwich made with deep fried ocean fresh 4-oz. boneless Had- dock Fillet in a big bun with relish sauce, lettuce and chop- ped fresh Bermuda orion. ORDERS PACKED TO GO uvu00 407 Broadway--FR 5-0392 1608 S. University.MO 4-3609 715 Ark-Mo Hwy SK 3-5798 FETED ON 20TH SACERDOTAL JUBILEE--The J. Boyce, pastor of St. Peter's parish, Wynne, and St. parish, McCrory, for the past 15 years, was honored urday evening at a dinner marking the 20th annive his ordination. He is pictured above as he acee from John Hess, spokesman for the Wynne parish. net, in the Progressive Club, was sponsored by mex the Wynne and McCrory parishes and was attended than 200 persons, including five priests. The pri, Rev. Everett Ballmann, of St. John's Home Missions Little Rock, who was guest speaker; The Rev. Wi Burke, pastor of St. Anthony's parish, Weiner, a clasS Father Boyce; The Rev. Aloysius G. Dunlcavy, Francis parish, Forrest City; The Rev. James P. assistant pastor of St. Mary's parish, tIclena, and Anthony Zarrilli, pastor of St. Cecilia's parish, Sam McGuire served as Master of Ceremonies. Sixty from St. Peter's School provided entertainment. Tuesday, March 5, at 1:30 P.M. in the parish hall, with the president, Mrs. Magdalen An- trim. presiding. Wynne  The home of Mrs. James ltess was the scene of a meeting of the Altar Society of St. Peter's parish February 13. Twenty . three ladies, who attended the meeting made plans to honor their pastor, The Rev. John J. Boycc, on the 20th anniversary of his or- dination. The group also rolled bandages for the missions. Mrs. Henry Hess and Mrs. Donald Hess, co-hostesses, as- sisted the hostess in serving refreshments. The home of Mrs. Paul It. liess will be the scene of the next meeting Wednesday, Marci 13. Jonesboro--Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ray, Jr. of Blessed Sacrament parish here, have announced the bethrothal of their son, First Lt. Revedy C. Ray, llI, U.S.M.C., who is stationed at Pensacola, Fla. Miss Ann Elizabeth Whibbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vin- FOR YOUR PHARMACY NEEDS .... / i00un00rl00 glub Visit the gift department . . . costume jewelry . . . leather goods.., writing materials . . . ready to be gift packaged in ou new, automatic wrapper. PLEASANT SERVICE FREE DELIVERY Richard H. Saxton, Mgr. Phone MO 3-4118 5102 Kavanaugh Little Rock, Ark. Scores Of Women Frankfurt, GermanY, Lutheran Bishop of opposed moves to nation of women as and cited both Christia tion and Catholic reasons. Bishop D. Witte commentary in the Allgemeine Zeitung Christian Church had women ministers in of history. He said als0 "If the Protestants the Catholic Church from enunciating which might widen between the churcheS, the other hand they wise to take care not to set up pal drances on the such as the admi: women to holy cent J. Whibbs of became engaged to Ray at a Solemn Service February John Lacari gave ment blessing to the the chapel of School in the presence Whibbs' family. The bride - elect tar majoring in journalism at Sacre College in Cullman, Lieutenant Ra a Little Rock's School, holds a B.S. Industrial Texas A. and M. See AROUND on Pag e 9 Memorial A lasting your departed TWO TYPES with or without of deceased Write us for prices, and directions for Guardian O Box 3628 Little