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PAGE 2 THE GUARDIAN, AUG. 23, 1974 From t/#e Illl j ManaMng Editor's Desk.. With the United States rapidly approaching zero population • growth, there are some facts of economic life that our aging popula- tion should be taught. Most Am - ericans have figured Social Security retirement benefits to be part of their available assets for their declining years. But how many Americans know . . . • . . that Social Security taxes are not paid into a trust fund earmarked for an individual's future retirement benefits? • that today's Social Security taxes are used to provide benefits for today's retirees? •.. that, if Social Security tax collections stopped today, available funds would be suf- ficient to pay benefits for perhaps one more year? •.. that a family in which the husband and the wife both worked usually receives the same benefits as a family in which the wife did not work, despite the fact that the working wife also paid Social Security taxes? • . . that the Social Security taxes paid by employers are Training Dates For Teachers Of Religion Set Little Rock - Three evenings of special training for high school religion teachers of the Little Rock and North Little Rock deaneries will be con- ducted in Morris Hall at St. John's Catholic Center here next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 2%29. Sessions will start at 7 P.M. Sister Fides Cough, O.P., associate diocesan director of religious education, said the High School Committee, chaired by Bill Bowers, requested "this practical presentation to help teachers prepare for the coming year." Plans have been drafted for conducting one-day training sessions on either Saturdays or Sundays for teachers in other deaneries. Sister Fides said dates for these sessions will be announced soon. Teachers may cross deanery lines to attend, she said, if the dates chosen for their own deaneries are in- convenient. deductible from corporate income taxes as a business expense, but the individual employee may not deduct any part of his payments from in- come taxes? • . . that there is no legal guarantee that Social Security benefits will be paid to future generations? I * Bass - Portage  Acme Boots Hush Puppies Spa Banner Workshop Mrs. Faye Horner's two children seem as intent as she is as they watch the preparation of a religious banner during an Aug. 16 Banner Workshop, sponsored by St. John's parish, Hot Springs. Pope Fel icitates President Ford Castelgandolfo, Italy (NC) -- Pope Paul VI has sent President Gerald Ford "prayerful good wishes" and blessings for "all the beloved American people." The Pope's telegram was the first official Vatican reaction to the transfer of the U.S. presidency from Richard Nixon to Ford. In his telegram, sent from his summer residence here outside of Rome, Pope Paul told President Ford: "As you accede to the presidency of the United States of America, we assure you of our prayerful good wishes and we gladly invoke upon you and all the beloved American people an abundance of guiding and strengthening blessings." Benedictines Plan Aid Projects Fort Smith -- Two projects to help the poor -- one for the medically deprived and the other for the elderly indigent -- were given life during the recent annual Chapter of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Convent here. In an almost unanimous vote of the 167 members present, the Benedictine Sisters allowed Dermott-Chicot Memorial Hospital to use the vacant St. Mary's convent at Dermott as a facility for a comprehensive preventive medicine clinic for the poor of Southeast Arkansas. Warner Butters, ad- ministrator of the hospital, told the Sisters of the need for the convent and the old building of the former St. Mary's Hospital there. He pointed out that 52 per cent of the population in the area are at the poverty level or below and of that group 58 per cent are not covered by any health in- surance program. Benedi¢:tine Sisters at Der- mott-Chicot Hospital also plan to assist with the medical aid program for the area's poor. The second program, for the elderly poor in Fort Smith, was Benedictine Sisters, in a preference ballot of establishing a humanitarian project as a way of showing their gratitude to Cod and to the people for 100 years of growth, voted for either or both of two projects: I. To give a financial gift to the Dermott and Fort Smith projects for the poor as proposed to them during the Chapter. 2. To remodel the dormitory sections of St. Scholastica Education Center to ac- commodate individuals and groups who require time and space for leisure, relaxation and prayer. The preference ballot was prepared by Sister Pierre Vorster who is in charge of the Community's centennial project planning. By a 90 per cent vote, the Community adopted a policy of not buying or eating head let- tuce and California grapes and of not buying California wines -made from grapes picked by non-union workers until growers recognize the workers' rights to choose by secret ballot recommended that "we pledge our support in working with parishes, and at the deanery and diocesan levels to support such a transition." Recommendations made by the government, finance and personal development com- mittees called for a renewed effort in personal responsibility and accountability. Delegates elected to the Sisters Senate of the diocese by the Benedictine community were Sister Jane Frances Brockman, Sister Elizabeth Rossi, Sister Pierre Vorster and Sister Irene Verkamp. E nt"N u ¢mcJ.cla mattw" 11 1911, at the post offl¢ll  Uttlle RoClul m, undm- fle -'t af ¢1 w lm7. Scmd-cklu Iage ild d Lltlhe ROCK, AlrklmlJs SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: . Cana -so - Foreign 17 JI I) . Blear Ll. nod tins EDITOR Nid REV. MONSIGNOR ,*- TIt(AAS L. KEANY, Ph. O'ltll( Utile Rock, s4w 207 Porll eSid MANAGING EDITOR All D P.O. B FORREST PARK STATION •- Tell!hone 01 Bullne  l: $ 4:$0 P.M. day. CIoIII on NMIm Holidays and of Obflgaflon. P res i dent' s To Be in Virgini¢ Washington (NC) Gerald R. Ford will continue to attend worship service at his Alexandria, Va., church not expected to White House services by former President according to Ford's secretary• Ford is a parishioner of Episcopal Church-on-the I Alexandria. ' ' explained to the Sisters during their union representation. (See the Aug. 7-8 meeting by Sister last week's Guardian for a more iIIIBBIIIIIBBRnIIBIB i [ TUTORING [ vineentproposed ThomaS,establishingD.C. Shea detailed article.)   ,IMTI,,_ program in the St. John's Introducing their policy Community Center, the former resolution, the Sisters said: I St. John's Church on the north the ability to €ommunicate been"At no point in our history has ., 7 H? re""-'m00y effective! side of Fort Smith, where | Sisters from St. Scholastica !1: WjW |  i taught for many years" so sophisticated and extensive, • . - yet honest communication is a H E N -|  '°l'kll°g°ClnlNrphono 664-28,. | If the project receives federal lost art. At no time in our ..,YOU RE INSURED i •  funding -- the consideration is history have social scientists pending - Sister Vincent has known more about the art of •  | asked Sister Cheryl Nesbitt of living together, yet violent  7 "Since 1958" I • • St. Scholastica's to be her upheavalsmakelivingtogether j :  Fouldafio : assistant• in peace a dream yet to be realized. At no point in our His Excellency Bishop An- history has the stewardship of i yr --,,'ance II The Tutoring Center drew J. McDonald put the two man been more obvious, yet this 205 Donoghey Building" • Phone 376-4707 endeavors in perspective for stewardship presents itself in HOWARD HARDIN • LARRY WILSON • JACK GARDNER l I I  l II I I I IIm IIE I ml I El El ml the Chapter members as he thoughtless pillaging of natural North Little Roc: Funeral Home 20th and Main Streets PHONE 758-1170 For Catholic Services: * Experienced Trained Staff * Complete Equipment * Moderately Priced - Complete Family Funeral Insurance - contrasted society 30 to 40 years ago with today. He emphasized the value placed today on the individual human being, on family life and the parents' role in religious education, and on the growing awareness that the world belongs to all men - that human rights precede property rights. What the Church needs today, he said, is a blending of the two great Commandments of loving Cod with one's whole being and one's neighbor as one's self. What the world needs, he continued, is a reflection in one's personal life of the virtues of justice, peace, love, joy, prayer and dying to self. resources." On the subject of parochial schools, the Chapter said that through a study of the 20 parochial schools staffed by the Sisters and the decreasing number of Sisters available for teaching assignments, the Education Committee decided that, "given realities of our present situation, we recom- mend a positive attitude toward developing lay leadership where needed as a viable alternative to Sisters in the parochial school system." However, the Sisters af- firmed "the importance of parochial school education as education for Christian values." 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