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THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 3, 1982 PAGE 5 Schedules West' Play iaco -- Subiaco rny's International Society, Troupe will present Arthur s "Indians" as their fall I production Saturday, 11, at 7:30 P.M., and Dec. 12, at2 P.M. ormances will be Subiaco's Performing m. tlians," written by Kopit, combines the Show, vaudeville as the playwright the treatment of the by the Federal in the days of and the Massacre Knee. In Kopit's , "In the play,.there are phony horses; things all the time -- mock ers turn Lnto real there are con- Lions with the dead. It's mosaic; a dare panorama of Bill reliving his life to work out where action takes place in ring of Buffalo Wild West Show. The 'rrners, all Subiaco s, include Bob Napper Bill, Scott Stewart the Kid, Joe Post as , Joel Hoffman as , Buntline, well-known aper reporter from !ork, Matt Keegan as ill Hickok and assorted and their victims; played by Brett Chief Joseph, chief Nez Perces, played by Abell; Sitting Bull, by Philip Gray, and ndians. re-enact their parts :onquest of the West, end of the Western MERCIAL !WURTZ you get your next notice, let me You a quote. W.  rkham AR 72205 Res. 455-3977 Hero bravely taming a savage land is shown to be a fraudulent mythologizing of greed and stupidity -- just as the Wild West Show itself was. "Indians" was first per- formed by the Royal Shakespeare Company July 4, 1968, at the Aldwych Theatre in London. When it made its American debut at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., in 1969, The National Observer reviewed "...Arthur Kopit's 'Indians' is a great play. More than that: It may well be the Great American Play that everyone has been waiting for -- the one that captures in broad perspective some substantial part of our common experience." Other members of the 35- member cast are: Storm Gloor, Robert Beckmann, John Kajs, John Doggett, Carl Mclver, John Figari, Joe Kestel, Grant Schwartz, Tim Krone, Greg Chapman, Bourne Rigano, Craig Mar- tinkus, Tim DeSalvo, Will Sohocki, Paul Bradford, Buddy Vogler, Barry Guidry, Brent Hopkins, James Hebert, John Byrd, Andre Begneaud, Bill King, Kevin Leszcynski, Ed Spivey, Joe Conlon, Anthony Rathe. and Chris Strempek. The play is being directed by Mrs. Rose Ann Hicks of Fort Smith, drama teacher at Subiaco Academy; Father Felix Fredeman, art in- structor, and Father Gregory Pilcher, music instructor. It is being produced by special arrangement of Baker Plays, Boston, Mass. Christmas Special Slated Dec. 5, 19 "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 CIX00E TO HOME is something comforting and reassuring a quality nursing facility close to home. e operate nursing centers all over Arkansas the best professional care available Our homes are licensed and approved the Arkansas Social Services Division Office FLong 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 Koo 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 Ramsey, 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, director 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 Receives Blessing Washington (NC) -- In a embellish the interior walls. cer.mony at the Washington News of the Pope's donation Monument, Archbishop Philip had prompted protests stirred M. Hannan of New Orleans up by the anti-Catholic Know- blessed a replica of the block of marble donated by Pope Pius 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 Pius IX in 1854, some years after the Washington Monument Society, to speed construction, had invited all the states and territories, citizens and foreign countries to onntribute stone blocks to 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 the Civil War itself in- tervened. The delay in con- struction lasted 25 years and the "Pope's Stone" was never replaced until now. FOR THE FRIEND WHO HAS EVERYTHINO THE HOLY PATHERJe MIRIION AID TO THE ORIENTAL CHURCH SHOPPING USED TO BE APROBLEM? FOR CHRISTMAS NAME A CHURCH WANTED: ONE SANTA CLAUS OUR GIFT TO YOU Delft Monellptor Holan: What to gve at Christmas to the friend vho has everything s a problem no longer. Now. ,n htS name (or hers), you can wpe'out harclsn=p ... Young men need your help tO become good priests. Millions of bab,es are hungry all the time. Christmas will be happy f you help people like these, in your friends name. Wel sen hm (or her) a new artistic personalize0 G,ft Card n time for Christmas, saying what you have done. ... 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