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THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 28, 1969 PAGE 9 rt Launched to Focus World "on on ]7-Million Refugees (NC) -- With words cultural, and religious life of ha- General Assembly of the United ,ragement from world lea- tions produces men andwomenand Nations, in an address before the Pope Paul V1 and Nixon, delegates to the Conference on World Re- oblems thrashed over the ns of the world's more than refugees and produced for action. Suggestions were made at at the Mayflower Hotel The participants proposed: official White Paper by government set- facts and figures re- refugees in an attempt greater public aware- situation. of young per- the problems, suggesting agencies cooper- teams of young people to major refugee areas to report their re- and recommendations to rican people. participation, not refugee service programs, In action to impress upon "the stark necessity d-up funds and programs of a new and effort to tell the re- to the public through media. Bishop Edward E. of New York, confer= sident, who also is ece- of Catholic Relief s, told the delegates that tremor in the political, children who become the hope- less evidence of man's inability to live in peace either with him- self or his neighbor." Pope Paul, in a message to the delegates, expressed his "lively interest" in their deliberations. "The warm collaboration mani- fested among groups of different faiths, of governmental, academic, civic, and other non-governmental organizations, gives ground for hope that, by common and com- bined efforts, the world refugee problem will ultimately be solved," the papal letter, sent through the Vatican Secretary of State, said. President Nixon, in a similar message to the conference, said that "for Americans, the chal- lenge of the homeless refugees remains embodied in our history, prominent in our foreign policy, and high in the priority of our collective conscience." He said "the challenge of re- fugees is a world problem and it is in that form that it must be faced." The Dalai Lama, himself a refugee, in a message said "we welcome this conference not as Tibetans with our own refugee problems but as fellow citizens of this world deeply concerned over the sufferings of other ref- ugees." Mrs. Shirley Temple Black, Un- ited States delegate to the 24th conference, recalled the displace- ment of American Indians, and declared: "A look in our own mirror will also illuminate the fact that no people, nor nation, has ahistorical corner on the noble instincts of humanity. We all have some sting- ing recollections, as well as some gratifying ones." Mrs. Black suggested that "the flood tide of refugees appears propelled by three things: by fight- ing, politics, and religion. As such it is rooted in the spiritual and intellectual weakness of man- kind." Problems facing refugees in various parts of the world were underscored in eight background papers presented to the confer- ence. The Cuban refugee problem was described by Charles Sternberg, executive director of the Internat- ional Rescue Committee, Inc He said there are about600,000 Cuban refugees, which is about 10 per cent of Cuba's population. Estimates indicate that about the same number are considering leaving Cuba, Sternberg said, add- ing, "No voluntary refugee move- ment of such proportions has even been recorded before." In a press conference, Bishop Swanstrom said "we need awider and better exposure of the refugee problem so the people will know the magnitude of the situation." Jonesboro CYO Officers These are the newly elected officers of Blessed Sacrament parish Catholic Youth Organization in Jonesboro. From the left is Randy Willett, president; Martha Roy, vice president; Mimi Fairhead, secretary and treasurer; and Donald Blackburn, sergeant- at-arms. Jonesboro C.Y.O. Off to Good Start Jonesboro -- The young people Committee chairmen for the of Blessed Sacrament parish have coming year includes Freddie Fie- organized a successful Catholic mon, general committee; Mike Youth Organization here. There Blanchard, spiritual committee; are 49 members with an average Terri Liles, social; Carol Eas- attendance of 40 at each meeting, ton, publicity; Betty Ferralasco, Mrs. Ed Easton is serving as telephone committee; Hubie Bro- CYO director and Mr. and Mrs. dell, cleanup committee; andGene J. C. Willett are advisors for the Bosche, band committee. group. Meetings are held on the second Randy Wlllett has been elected and fourth Sundays of eachmonth, president. Serving with him will with supper served at the fourth be Martha Roy, vice president; Sunday meeting. 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Diekmn Fayetteville Arkansas HALLMARK CARDS Phone H! 2-7345 East Square Convalescent Supplies For Sale or Rent THE Bread to Buy FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. present each patient at the nursing home a giR. On December 21 there will be a reception for par- ents, for prospective members and their parents, at the parish center. A bingo game was held October 11 in the parish center. An ador- ation was held on Christ the King Sunday, October 26. On October 31 all members participated in the UNICEF collection and on Novem- ber 9 a youth Mass was offered in Blessed Sacrament Church. Missioner Looking For Volunteers Techny, IIL (NC) -- Father Leo Joerger, S.V.D, who hails from Mendota, I11., is back in thiscoun- try on vacation -- his second in 17 years of, missionary work in New Guinea. But this trip is a "working va- cation," Father Joerger said at the Society of Divine Word head- quarters here He related that before he left the Goroka diocese in New Guinea, he was told by Bishop John Cohill, S.V.D., who comes from Elizabeth, N. J. : "Enjoy your vacation, but get us some volunteer teachers." And that's what Father Joerger has been trying to do, making side trips to variouspartsofthe country from here. He said the Goroka diocese is about the size of Vermont, with a population of 400,000, including 54,000 Catholics and 28,000 cate- chumens served by 5 priests and six Brothers of the Divine Word community, 19 Sisters of Mercy from Australia, and .6 lay mis- sionaries. Ever Wonder... . .if the communists fear the moral concepts of Spiro Agnew as much as they did the Catholic consciences of John and Robert Kennedy?