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PAGE FOUR ." ,T BOURKE COCKRAN MASS OF REQUIEM SUNG BY ARCHBISHOP HAYES (By N. C. W. C. News Service) New York, March 12--Ten thou- sand men and women from every walk of life gathered in and about 'the Church of St. Jean Baptiste, 76th an Lekington Avenue, for the solemn High Mass of Requiem for the late Representative W. Bourke Cockran. Archbishop Hayes celebrated the Mass. Natioral, state and municipal officers as well as those in. the hum- blest stations were among the three thousand who gained admittance to the church. Father Wynne, S J., Eulogist t The eulogy was delivered by the Rev. John J. Wynne, S. J, former ed- itor of. America; Father Wynne said that millions had heard Mr. Cockran's eloquent voice, which was never lifted in any cause but a righteous one. "He was never known to refuse to aid a good cause,",said Father Wynne. "'Freedom was something divine in his eyes, and he was always ready to render assistance, material or other- wise, to a down-trodden people." Cockran's Justice Father Wynne also paid tribute to his stand for justice between capital and labor and declared that he al- ways found time, in the midst of his political, professional and social du- ties to attend church and worship the Christ he championed. Mrs. Cockran sat az the right side of the coffin, which was banked with floral tributes ,including one from President and Mrs. Harding. To the left in the front pews were Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York, and Governor Gifford Pinchot of Pennsyl- :ania, who were honorary pallbear- ers. The other honorary pall bearers included Senator David I. Walsh of Massachusetts, Senator Joseph '. Robinson of Arkansas, former Sena- tor T. E. Burton of Ohio, Judge Mar- tin T. Manton, Martin Keogh, Jr., Nicholas Brady, HamiltOn Fish, Jr., and Daniel Riorda. Congress Represented Senators James W. Wadsworth and William M. Calder and Representa- tives Mort, Siegel, Sullivan, Chandler, ] Fish, Carew, Klein, London, Griffin, 1 Mead, Fairchild and Ten Eyck of New] York were members of the congres-I sional delegation present, which also I included Representatives Jones and I Connelly of Texas, Oliver of Alabama, I Dale of Vermont, Tucker of Virginia, [ and Sabath of Illinois. CATHOLIC VETERAI GIVEN CONGRESSIONAL t MEDAL OF HONOR (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, March 12.Sergt. Mi- chael A.. Donaldson of St. Peter's Par- ish, Haverstraw, N. Y., has been awarded the Congressional Medal of] Honor, the highest decoration granted to an American soldier. He was a nember of New York's famous' "'Fighting Sixty-ninth" and had al- ready received twenty-one war decqr- ations from the various governments THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1923 TUSANDS. AT. FUNERAL OF HON. W BOURKE " COCKRAN GIFTED B Single-handed he captured and held the hill nd found time to rescue a number of wounded comrades while doing so. Sergt. Donaldson enlisted Jhly 16, 1917, and is said to have been the first man to enlist from Haverstraw after the declaration of war. He served in the Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and other sectors. Included in his list of decor- ations are: the Croix de Guerre with palm and the Medaille Militaire from] "Franee; and the Distinguished Ser- f vice Cross from the United States. I t 2MISSOURI CATHOLICS [ , i,{ TO HOLD CONVENTION (By N. C. W. C. News Service) St. Louis, Me., March :6.--Under date of March 1 an official call and invitation has been issued for the Thlrty-first annual convention of the Catholic Union of Missouri, which will be held in the parish auditorium of. St. Francis Borgia's church at Wash- ington, Me., April 29 and 30, and May 1. At the same time the Gonzaga Union, or Young Men's section of the Catholic Union, and the Catholic Wo- men's Union will convene at the same place. The official announcemen of the convention urges the importance vf Catholic social welfare work and ]requests all members who can to at- tend. Each society may send two del- egates; for two hundred members or fraction thereof and for every 'addi- tional hundred members the societies are entitled to an additional delegate. The call for the convention is signed cornels- THE FUNERAL OF THE HON. W. BOURKE COCKRAN was preceded by Requiem Mass at the Church of St. Jean Baptlste, New York. It was celebrated by the Rev. Alfred Pauze, confessor and intimate Iied of the deceased Congressman. Photo shows the casket being borne to the hearse between the lines o! Ixsllbearers, whilst uniformed boys from St. Ann's Academy stand at the salute (Wida World A00ESTED AFTER LONG "BORROWING" ON A FAKE STORY (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Brooklyn, March 12.--William Mc- I donough, alias Lt. W. It. Glennon, and numerous other names, was arrested here in the rectory of St. Ambrose church while trying to "borrow" money from one of the parish priests with which, he said, he wanted to pay his way back to Fort 0lethorpe, Ga., to give himself up to the authorities there He represente'd that he had I killed a soldier there in anger and [ wanted to go back and surrender. Same Old Story He was arrested at the instance of the Rev. Christopher Molloy of St. Ambrose's church, who identifiedhim as the same man who had told a sim- ilar story a yar ago in Far Rock- away. It is understood that several clergymen in the vicinity of New York have paid McDonough's "fare to Fort Oglethorpe" in response to sim- ihr pleas. The police have been look- ing for him for more than a year and Department of Justice  Operatives also admit an interest in his where- abouts and activities. McDonough was locked up on a charge of grand larceny which, the officials say, will be changed to as- sault and robbery when the prisoner is arraigned. This latter charge will be based on the allegation that Mc- Donough after telling his story to the Rev. George A. Dawson of S.: Paul's church, and being refused the money he wanted, drew a revolver and robbed the priest. The police say Mc- Donuogh was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, February 15, 1915, and convict- ed of impersonating a United States officer. He was sentenced to the At- lanta federal prison for two years. In 1917 he was arrested on a charge of petty larceny in New York and re- ullied with the United States during the war. i ceived a suspended sentence. In 1919 he was again arrested, this time in The specific action for which he re- connection with a grand larceny com- eeived his latest,and highest decora- mittee in Wasco, Minn. tion was the taking and holding of] Hill 288 at Landres, October 14, 1918. CATHOLIC COLLEGES NOW OFFER COURSES BY CORRESPONDENCE PLAIN TALK TO "MODERN" WOMEN BY WICKERSHAM (By N. C. W. C. News Service) New York, March 12.--"Women who retain their maiden names after marriage are misguided," according to a letter sent by George W. Wicker- ham, former Attorney General of the United States, to the Lucy Stone League, an organization composed of women who keep their own names. The letter was sent as a contrihu- tion to a symposium conducted by the Secretary of the League. Woman's Glory "] can hardly express with suffi- cient emphasis my opinion concerning the movement on the part of some women to retaiv their maiden names after marriage," wrote Mr. Wicker- sham. "Fortunately, 1 was born ]n a generation whose women thought it glory to take their husband's names when they married. "They thought this for two rea- sons: First, they looked up to the hus- band, and their respect and admira- tion for him made them happy to be identified with him; secondly, they looked forward to having children as the greatest glory of life, and 1,hey desired to give their children the fa- ther's name and identify themselve. with that name. Misguided Women "The various disintegrating forces of modern times have had strange re- sults. One of the strangest, it seems to me, is the movement on the part of some women, whom I deem misguid- ed, to endeavor to ignore the facts of life and to promote the disintegration of the marriage state. That' some of them are honest in the opinion that this is going to be a benefit to their sex may be conceded, but I am firmly persuaded that nothing more mistak- en was ever advocated. LENTEN LECTURES AT AMERICAN CHURCH IN ETERNAL CITY (.By N. C. W. C. News Service) Rome, March 12.--Two lenten courses in English are being given at the Church of' Santa Susanna, desig- nated by Pope Benedict XV for Am- erican visitors and residents in Rome and which is under the direction of the Paulist fathers. The courses are attracting large congregations. The Supernor General of the Order of the Servites, the Very Rev. Alexis Lepicier, is giving one of the courses and the other is being conducted by the Paulist Fathers from New York. American residents in Rome have now organized the "Association of the Church of Santa Susanna" with the object of promoting the usefulness of this new center for American Ctho- lics in this city. The officers include Miss Mary Ruxton, ])resident; Mrs. Agnes O'Gorman, secretary-treasurer; Miss L. E. Varren, assistant secre- tary. ! The l:{ev. Thomas Lantry O'Neill, C. S. P., procurator-general of the Paulist Fathers, is chaplain. (ByN. C. W. C. News Service) Washington, D. C., March 10.-- Three Catholic colleges have now fad- en in line with approximately eighty State universities, colleges, normal schools, and other institutions Of high. er learning in offering courses by correspondence for which credit to- ward degrees is given. These are the Catholic University of America, Loy- ola University, Chicago, and De Paul University, Chicago. The courses in all three institutions are given pri- marily for the teaching Sisters, al- though.they are open to all lersons on the same terms. The De Paul Uni- ;ersity courses are under the imme- diate charge of Miss Ann L. Boucher, who for over a year was a member of the staff of the Bureau of Education of the National Catholic Welfare Council. Three courses are an- nounced as now ready: Primary School Methods: Methods of Teaching in Elementary Scliools; Methods of Teaching in High Schools. USES ENCYCLICAL FOR LENTEN PASTORAL (By N. C.'W. C. News Service) London, March 1.--Instead of pub  lishing his usual Lenten Pastoral the 'Bishop of Middlesborough, Who is the dean of all the Catholic bishops in the 'British Empire, directed that the re- Cent Encyclical of Pope Pins XI should be divided into three portions, and in that manner read from all the by R, Henry Hussmann, sarius;"" John P. Rehme, president; and .ulpits in the diocese." o/i three suc- M. A. 'Wohlsclilaesrer, secretary. ,! cessive Sundays in Lent. ' ' ,, ,, , y ,,?, .,:, ,:z ,,. ')?', ,, :, 'i.. , ",' C'.>,":" . ... " ,,.):z, .,., DETROIT UNIVERSITY HAS 2050 STUDENTS Detroit, Mich., March 10.Morc than, two thousand students are en- rolled in the University of Detroit, ac- cording to the second semester statis- ticsi Of the 2,050 students enrolled, the city of Detroit has a representa- tion of 1,500, 240 students are drawn from the state of Michigan, 58 stu- dents from Ohio, 42 from New York and 25 from Pennsylvania. About 60 per cent of the total en- rellments are students in the evening course of Commerce and Finance. Fully 40 per cent of the students arei:no/:Cath)lics. LEGISLATURE GRANT TO ERIEHOSPITAL "UPHELD BY COURT (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Erie, Pa., March 5.--The right of St. Vincent's Hospital of this city to receive an appropriation of $57,000 voted by the State Lcgislatlrc, has been uphehl by a decision of the Statd Supreme Count. The hospital's eligibility to receive this money had teen contested on the ground that it was a sectarian institution. An unpaid balancc on a previous appropriation brought the total amount involved in the suit to $65,000. An attack on the appropriation had been made by Wil- lis Collins in the l)auphin County Court. His petition was dismissed there and an appeal was taken to the State Supreme Court, resulting in a confirmation of the decision of the lower court. The case affects the in- terests of a number of similar hospi- tals Purely Non-Sectarian In its decision the Supreme Court declares: "There is no proof that the St. Vincent's ttospita] in Erie, is eith- er sectarian in character or affiliated with a sectarian institution or cor- poration. It appears the association is conducting its institution as a purely non-sectarian hospital, and its staff of doctors, and nurses, officers, trustees and other employes are identified with sects other than the Roman Catholic Church, and that the board of trustees has at all times exercised exclusive and complete supervision and control over all its affairs." B.ishop Gannon of Erie was keenly, interested in the progress of the case and expressed his pleasure when he learned of the decision of the State Supreme Court. ATHEIST TEACHERS WOULD BE. BARRED BY TEXAS BILL (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Austin, Texas, Mar. 12.--The Texas Iegislature has before it for action a bill proposing the enactment of a law providing that no person shall act as teacher, instructor, professor, officer, superintendent or president in any public school in Texas who does not believe in the existence of a Supreme Being or who is an atheist. The bill provides that each of the above named school officials, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, "shall take and subscribe to an oath before some officer authorized to administer oaths in this state, swear- ing or affirming that ha believes in a Supreme Being and that he is not an atheist, and that he will not, while in the performance of such duty, give any instruction or teach any theories inconsistent with the idea that there is a God or a Supreme Being." The bill has been given a favorable report in the lower House by the com- mittee on educational affairs. RADIO CONCERT ItEARD IN 22 S FATES (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Fort Worth, Texas March 9.-- Twenty-two states and Mexico report- ed by telegraph hearing the concert given here by the Knights of Colum- bus Council No. 759,'tt station WBAP of the Star-Telegram recently. A total of 70 telegrams was re- ceived during and after the program the Star-Telegram's radio editor said. It was the first exclusive K. of C. program broadcasted in the West. It needs more courage to refuse than to be foolhardy. , Those who most confidently appeal to Reason are usually the very per- sons mos controlled by Imagination. MR. BOURKE COCKRAN was stricken on his 69th birthday. Ha was at the height of his power and ]tad Just delivered a notable address in Congress. He was practically a daily communicant. (Underwood and Underwood). DESTITUTION IN COLOGNE LEADS TO DISPENSATION ( By Rev. l)r. Wilhelm aBron yon Capitaine (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Cologne, March 12.--General dis- pensation from the usual Lenten ob- ligations of fasting and abstinence throughout the Archdiocese of Co-[ logne has been granted by Cardinal I Schulte in a pastoral letter. Good Fri- I day alone is excepted. The action of 1 the Cardinal was taken in view of the general conditions of want and desti- tution. His letter reads in part: "For the duration of the present conditions of need and misfortune, general dispensation from the obser- wtion of fasting and abstinence is herewith granted. From that dispen- sation Good Friday is excepted. When conditions improve, a new episcopal regulation will revive the obligation of fasting." The dispensation is in harmony with the measures that are being tak- en throughout Germany to minimize the effects of starvation and to try, if possible, to check recent alarming increases in the death rate. Since the outbreak of the World War, abnormal conditions in Germany trove caused many of the bishops to take action similar to that of Cardinal Schulte. It has been found impractical to insist upon strict observance of the usual Lenten regulations, even with the modifications contained in the new Code, under war time and post-war conditions. EIGHT PROFESSED FOR WORK AMONG COLORED AND INDIAN PEOPLE (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Philadelphia, March 12.--His Emi- nence Cardinal Dougherty, Archbish- op of Philadelphia, presided at the ceremony of profession at Cornwell Heights, where eight new members o the Sisters of the Blessed Eacrament for Colored and Indian People made their vows. Msgr. John E. Burke, di- rector of the board or work among the colored people, delivered the ser- mon. Those who made their vows are: Sister Mary Cornelia of Cincinnati; Sister Mary Boniface of Tremont, Pa.; Sister Mary Norberts of Atkin- son, Ill.; Sister Mary Kosta of Bal- timore; Sister Frances Marie of Brooklyn; Sister Mary Hermann Jo- seph of Brompton, Pa.; Sister Mary Henrietta and Sister Mary Malachy of Philadelphia. The Cardinal also presided in the afternoon when the following received the habit of the order: Miss Mary Francis Connolly of New York; Sister Mary Ignacio; Miss Lorena Schacter of Louisville, Sister Mary Margarite; Miss Anne Ferguson of Pocantico Hills, N. Y., Sister Mary Austin; Miss Anna Carroll of Philadelphia, Sister Mary Eleanor; Miss Elizabetl Schmitt of Germany, Sister Mary Cc- cily; Miss Sarah Henry of Philadel- phia, Sister Marie. ) VETERAN OF I AI AL ARMY DEAD IN DUBLIN (By N. C. W. C. News Service) Dublin, March 12.--One of the last survivors of the Irish contingent that fought for the Pope in 1859 has pass- ed away in the death of Thomas Mac- key. In Dublin alone about two thou- sand recruits enlisted for the enter- prise and left for Italy. The survivors are now said to number one or two. For more than half a century Mr. Mackey was one of the leading build- ing contractors of the cit y, and throughout his life was a zealous sup- porter of every Catholic cause. DELEGATE BY OF Informed by Communion usual--Explains Kinds  _..__...-- (By N. C. W. C. New York, cle of several Catholic Club of the Holy Eucharist in a of the most witnessed by His Rev. Pietro Fu Apostolic Delegate States, in the few prmr to departing The Apostolic his amazement at the displayed by the America. "Your Excellency," Hayes of New brated Mass in the Patrick's Cathedral cants, "of such is in the United States. here does not rest on1 faith of the little was bestowed upon their guardian pend upon the Catholic Church in ported by the firm That is what makes Men's Loya|ty Archbishop Hayes communicants at the followed Mass, to America as well and warning them evils. "I am thrilled," he many members of-the  demonstrating thus steadfast fervent the Divinity of recently there has bee tion of scelSticism Christ was God. the pulpit and in the been widely society. "You men have Christ. Men Have Not "You know that Person of the Blessed down from heaven His last seLf to man. He gave blood to His to pass it on And you men years, have not his holy table and body and blood which after instituting rLficed for man. In tify to your faith "No people are State than we thinking men know proud of American erty as any of our we see certain liberty as it" law. It is a crime on to take a man's cept his wife. If you you are sent to jail the community, but wife and lose neither your reputation. the .incongruities doe." RUHR SITUATION By Rev. Dr. Capitsine (By N. C. W. Cologne, Feb. Cardinal Gasparrl, State, has been Schulte in which it Holy Father dep] situation in the districts and is ing to promote peace suffering and sorroW- a reply to the dinal Schulte occupation of the sion of Germ families. Out of the fund Schulte by the the poor in the dinal has sent associated .el SOVIET MAKES DAY OF (ByN. c.W. Washington, cial cable the WashingtOn ports from that the Soviet have announced Out of and religious government observance of place the ish Saturday observance.