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l THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 3, 1982 PAGE 5 biaco Schedules ld West' Play )lace -- Subiaco Hero bravely taming a savage amy's International land is shown to be a Society, Troupe fraudulent mythologizing of will present Arthur greed and stupidity -- just as ms" as their fall the Wild West Show itself was. tion Saturday, "Indians" was first per- at 7:30 P.M., and formed by the Royal Dec. 12, at 2 P.M. Shakespeare Company July 4, performances will be 1968, at the Aldwych Theatre Subiaco's Performing in London. When it made its American debut at the Arena written by Stage in Washington, D.C., in KepiS, combines the 1969, The National Observer West Show, vaudeville reviewed "...Arthur Kopit's as the playwright 'Indians' is a great play. More the treatment of the than that: It may well be the by the Federal Great American Play that in the days of everyone has been waiting for IoBill and the Massacre -- the one that captures in Knee. In Kopit's broad perspective some "In the play, there are substantial part of our phony horses; things common experience." all the time--mock Other members of the 35- turn into real member cast are: Storm there are con- Gloor, Robert Beckmann, with the dead. It's John Kajs, John Doggett, Carl mosaic; a McIver, John Figari, Joe panorama of Kestel, Grant Schwartz, Tim Bill reliving his life Krone, Greg Chapman, to work out where Bourne Rigano, Craig Mar- wrong." tinkus, Tim DeSalvo, Will action takes place in Sohocki, Paul Bradford, ring of Buffalo Buddy Vogler, Barry Guidry, Wild Show. The Brent Hopkins, James all Subiaco Hebert, John Byrd, Andre include Bob Napper Begneaud, Bill King, Kevin Bill, Scott Stewart Leszcynski, Ed Spivey, Joe the Kid, Joe Post as Conlon, Anthony Rathe and dames, Joel Hoffman as Chris Strempek. Buntline, well-known The play is being directed reporter from by Mrs. Rose Ann Hicks of Matt Keegan as Fort Smith, drama teacher at Hickok and assorted Subiaco Academy;. Father Clans and their victims; Felix Fredeman, art in- played by Brett structor, and Father Gregory Chief Joseph, chief Pilcher, music instructor. Nez Perces, played by It is being produced by Abell; Sitting Bull, special arrangement of Baker by Philip Gray, and Plays, Boston, Mass. Indians. they re-enact their parts conquest of the West, of the Western Christmas Special Slated Dec. 5, 19 COMMERCIAL WURTZ 00iijl you get your next notice, let me You a quote. Markham AR 722O5 Res. 455-3977 "The Juggler of Notre Dame," a one-hour television Christmas special, will be shown on two Arkansas TV stations -- KFSM, Channel 5, Fort Smith, at 4 P.M. Sunday, Dec. 5, and KAIT, Channel 8, Jonesboro, at 6 P.M. Sunday, Dec. 19. The program is a charming tale, based on the medieval French legend, and stars Merlin Olsen, Melinda Dillon, Carl Carlsson and Patrick Collins. It is a delightful mix of entertainment and evangelization. CHOOSE A FACILITY TO HOME is something comforting and reassuring a quality nursing facility dose to home. operate nursing centers all over Arkansas the best professional care available Our homes are licensed and approved the Arkansas Social Services Division Office Term Care, and best of all, cost no more other nursing homes. To learn more about facilities in your area please give us a call. (toll-free) number is 1-800-542-1041'. BUFFALO BILL (Bob Napper of Burleson, Texas) presents his Wild West Show in Arthur Kopit's "Indians." The play will be performed Dec. II at 7:30 P.M. and Dec. 12 at 2 P.M. at Subiaco Academy. 'Pro' Boxing Said Immoral Moral theologians, com- menting after the death of South Korean boxer Duk Keg Kim on the morality of professional boxing, agreed that the sport as it is today is immoral. "Professional boxing as it is today cannot pass moral scrutiny," said Jesuit Father Richard A. McCormick, Rose F. Kennedy professor of Christian ethics at Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Kim was declared dead Nov. 17, four days after being knocked out by Ray Mancini, the World Boxing Association lightweight champion, in the 14th round of a title fight in Las Vegas, Nev. "Changes could be made to maximize the art" of boxing which "might possibly change the verdict," Father Mc- Cormick said. But as professional boxing is currently practiced, he said, "the aim of the contestants is to render each other in- capable of continuing and to cause harm." Because of the way boxing is scored today and of the way a boxer's success is measured, a boxer seeks "to pummel the other guy into smithereens," Father Mc- Cormick said. "Just to win artistic bouts, you're not going anywhere. "If your head gets batted around in that way, you're going to have damage to the brain cells," he added. Father McCormick said he stood by the views he ex- pressed in an article in Sports Illustrated in November, 1962. In that article, he said that "theologians believe that when a man pounds another into helplessness, scars his face, smashes his nose, jars his brain and exposes it to lasting damage, or when he enters a contest where this could happen to him, he has surpassed the bounds of reasonable stewardship of the human person." In that article, he also objected to professional boxing on the grounds that it caters to the brutish instinct in people. Paul Ramsay, professor of Christian ethics at Princeton University, said, "It seems to me to be obvious, by not only traditional Christian, nowadays identified as Roman Catholic, moral analysis, but also by distinc- tions grounded in common sense, to say the aim of boxing is an immoral aim." The professional boxer, he said, seeks to knock out "what is distinctive" about human beings, their use of reason. Ramsey said boxing could be made morally acceptable by following Olympic rules in which" touch is what counts," not the severity of the blow struck or inflicting injury. "I think that the way it is practiced now, prize-fighting is immoral," said Dominican Father Kevin D. O'Rourke, director of the Center for Health Care Ethics at St. Louis University Medical Center. He said he took that position "because the specific purpose of prize-fighting is to render another person un- concious." "The severe trauma to the person's brain function should not be experienced by people," Father O'Rourke said. "It's a risk beyond the responsibility we can assign to this kind of activity." Among the changes he suggested were shortening the length of bouts, increasing the length of the period bet- ween rounds, using heavier gloves and using helmets or some other protective headgear. "I think most theologians are appalled" by professional boxing, said Father Donald McCarthy, directar of - education at Pope John XXIII Medical-Moral Research and Education center in St. Louis. "The successful prize fighter is the one with the most knockouts," he said, adding that to seek to knock someone out is a "directly injurious intention." "We're seeing more and more evidence of damage," Father McCarthy said. "The instances where lethal injury is immediately obvious are only part of the picture because the whole problem of brain injury is a much bigger problem than those prominent instances.'" Father Francis Meehan, associate professor of moral theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, said that "in- juries to the human body in boxing as it is today are in- trinsic to the sport and not accidental." Monument Stone Recezves Blessing cerWeamShoinygta7 tlNas-hingto a erbellsh ttheptoe;,o:dwa]Itio n Monument, Archbishop Philip had prompted protests stirred M. Hannan of New Orleans up by the anti-Catholic Know- Nothing Party. On the night of March 6, 1854, several men stole the "Pope's Stone" and probably threw it into the Potomac River, a Washington newspaper reported two days later. Despite the offer of a $500 reward for information about those involved in the theft, no one was ever arrested. It was commonly understood, however, that members of the Know- Nothing Party were involved. The theft of the stone angered many Catholic citizens and others and after the incident, there was a loss of interest in the construction and a drop in financial sup- port. Concern about a possible war between the states and blessed a replica of the block of marble donated by Pope Plus IX for the monument and stolen 128 years ago. "I didn't think the day would ever come," said Father James Grant, ad- ministrative assistant to the chancellor of the Diocese of Spokane, Wash., who began four years ago a one-man campaign to replace the stone. At the ceremony, attended by about 50 people, officials of the National Park Service accepted the stone, which is to be installed within two weeks in the interior wall at the 340- foot level of the 555-foot-high monument. The Original stone was sent by Pope Plus IX in 1854, some years after the Washington Monument Society, to speed the Civil War itself in- construction, had invited all tervened. The delay in con, the states and territories, struction lasted 25 years and citizens and foreign countries the "Pope's Stone" was never to rnntribute stone blocks to replaceduntilnow. 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You can do it for much less than you think. The Holy Father says a church Is urgently needed in Bhavnagar, India ($6,000), for instance; in IrinJalakuda, India ($10,000), In Mannarkayam, India ($6,000), and In scores of other poverty.ridden places. What an appropriate, lasting gift at Christmas in your loved ones' memory! ... Write to us. All gifts ere tax-deductible, of course, tn the U.S.A. # In Bethlehem, orphan girls will find their Christmas stocking empty. Like to be Santa Claus to one of them? You can 'adopt' a little girl for only $14 a month ($168 a year). We'll send you her photo, ask her to write you. O The Midnight Mass in Bethlehem will be offered for the members end benefactors of this Association. This is our Christmas Gift ... Day by day, ell year long, members share also in the OUR Masses, prayers, and sacrifices of our mission GIFT priests and Sisters. in time for Christmas, enroll TO yourself, your family and friends? The offering YOU (used for the poor in 18 developing countries) is vary low. You can enroll your family in perpetual membership ($100) or annual membership ($10). To enroll an Individual the offering is $25 (per. patual) or $5 (annual) ... Ask ua to sand Gift Cards before Christmas, If you wish. Deer Mondlmor Nolen: |NCLOSEO PLEASE FINO $ FOR Please NAME return coupon with your STn[cr offsrlnll cA CITY aTATI[ ZIP CODE__ THII CATHOLIC NRAR IIACT WIILPARI[ ACCOCIATION NEAR EAB'F MIBBIONB TERENCE CARDINAL COOKE, President MSGR. JOHN G. NOLAN, National Secretary Write: CATHOLIC NEAle EAST WELFAm Assoc. 1011 First Avenue New York, N.Y. 10022 Telephone: 212/826-1480