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The Savannah bulletin. (Monroe, Ga.) 1958-1958, January 04, 1958, Image 3

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JANUARY 4, 1958. THE BULLETIN OF THE CATHOLIC LAYMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA THREE Catholic 7/Mman *a. page EDITED BY MRS. ERNEST DINKINS DIOCESAN COUNCILS OF CATHOLIC WOMEN Augusta Deanery Luncheon Jan. 8 AUGUSTA — The midwinter luncheon meeting of the Augusta Deanery Council of Catholic Wo men-will be held on Wednesday, January 8, at 1:00 p. m., at the Elks- Home. Bishop Thomas J. McDonough, D.D., J.C.D., Auxil iary Bishop of the Diocbse of Sav annah will be the principal speaker. A Dialog Mass will be offered at St. Patrick’s Church at 12:15 p. m. Father A. A. Welt- zer will be the celebrant, and Father John Toomey will coordi nate the_ Mass prayers. All the women of the Council are requested to receive Com munion in a body at this Mass, and everyone in the Augusta area who can attend is most cor dially invited to do so. There will be no sermon at this Mass. Reservations for the luncheon are to be made with your parish president. The cost is $1.50 per person. “Sava With Safety” Kach Account Insured to f 10,000 by an Agency of the U. f. Government. Accounts Opened In Parson or By Mail [STANDARD , FEDERAL | Savins* and Loan Ass'n. 48 Bread St., N. W., Grant Bldg. J. L R. Boyd, Sie’y and A tty, ATLANTA, 0A. vjfcftswnk CQflKtft £> ”***^*11^ Simply Jm Wonderful Mf Sportswear yy 281 E. Paces Ferry Rd. (Buckhead) 133 Sycamore St. (Decatur) ROME ETERNAL * First films of St. Peter’s Tomb on THE CATHOLIC HOUR. * A documentary portrait of Rome and Vatican City, past, and present will be shown on NBC-TV Network: SAVANNAH, WSAV - TV, 1:30 p. m., E.S.T. ALBANY. WALB-TV, 1:30 p, m„ E.S.T. AUGUSTA, WJBF-TV, 2:00 p. m., E.S.T. Jan. 5 — “The City of Peter” Jan. 12 — “The City of Faith” Jan. 19 — “Renaissance Rome” Jan. 26 — “One Moment at a Time” Cathedral Altar Society Meets Jan. 6 ATLANTA — Comes the New Year, and the Altar Society of the Cathedral of Christ the King is busy making plans to fill a very interesting calendar for all the members. The January meeting of the Altar Society will be held Mon day afternoon, 1:30 p. m., Jan uary 6th in the auditorium of Christ the King’s Elementary School. During the business meet ing a slate of officers for the coming year will be submitted by the Nominating Committee. Following the meeting all members are cordially invited to attend a Tea honoring the new officers. The Tea will be held at the Rectory. The out-going presi dent, Mi's. H. A. Kane will pour. ptaHeets AT ALBANY ALBANY — The December meeting of St. Teresa’s PTA was held in the school auditorium, with the president, Mrs. John Wolfe, presiding. Father LeFrois opened the meeing with a prayer. Mrs. Wolfe extended a special welcome to the many fathers and other family members w’ho were present, this being the first of the night meetings. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved, and the financial secretary re ported a balance of $2,927.42. The room count was won by the 4th grade. The PTA voted unanimously to support Mrs. Ray Pinkston as a candidate for “Woman of the Year.” Mrs. Pinkston has been nominated by another organiza tion. It was also voted by the Association to give $2,500 to the building fund. The meeting was adjourned and a delightful Christmas pro gram was given by the children of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. Men talk about doing good deeds, and consider that as their share. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS — St. Joseph’s Auxiliary was welcomed into the Augusta Deanery of Catholic Women at a recent meeting at the rectory. Shown here left to right are Mrs. Ralph C. Thompson, president of the Auxiliary; Father Mahoney, pastor of St. Joseph’s; Mrs. Charles E. Par sons, secretary; Mrs. John F. Holleran, treasurer. (Fitz Photo, Bryant English) Need For Mothers To Work Devaluates Family, Priest Tells Economic Group Meeting (By Charles Shreiner) (N. C. W. C. News Service) PHILADELPHIA, — Mother hood and the family are danger ously devalued in America by the tragic necessity for wives and mothers to work outside the home, the Catholic Economic Association Convention was told here. Of the 6,500,000 working moth ers who have children under 17, some are contributing to “one of America’s most serious social and spiritual maladies,” Benedictine Father Jerome L. Toner, told delegates. He identified the national malady as “the degeneration of the dignity, function and nature of woman.” Father Toner is on the faculty of St. Martin’s College, Olympia, Wash. He analyzed problems of married working women in a talk delivered to 80 delegates of the professional CEA whose mem bers are-chiefly academic per sonnel in the field of economics. The group met here in con junction with the American Eco nomic Association and allied or ganizations. Stating that “economic neces sity is the chief cause that forces the vast majority of married women to work outside of the home,” Father Toner said the necessity is almost absolute in the case of widows, separated, divorced and deserted mothers. “Facilities and funds for the care of children of these working mothers are economically and spiritually necessary, “the Bene dictine professor stressed. Assis tance must be forthcoming from some source, he warned, “if the family—foundation of civilization —is to be properly preserved.” He pointed out that no Federal funds have been allocated for child care purpose since 1926 “in spite of the fact that the woman- labor force in the United States has incresaed about 3,100,000..” According to Father Toner, in! 1956 only three states were ope-j rating any kind of child care I programs. “Mothers who work outside of j the home without necessity, and j career mothers, should place the. good of the children, family and society above and before their personal freedom, satisfaction, and glory,” he emphasized. The priest-economist said “there are some married women working who seem to be motivat ed by neurotic competition—they feel that they should have luxur ies that other women posses. Their families could live in modest comfort upon the hus band’s earnings but the wife’s desire to improve her standing in society will, in spite of the heavy family demands upon her time and energy, move her to take a job outside of the home.” He said there are other mothers who labor outside the home under the pretense of love for their families but who actually “are depriving their children of their right and greatest parental gift— love.” The five talks of the convention were based on the theme, “Some Problem Areas in American Eco nomic Life.” Speaking on “The Migrant Worker Today,” Louis F. Buck- ley of the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Employment Security, Boston, said there is a fallacy in limiting “discussion of I migrant workers to problems of \ Mexican nationals or braceros j who constitute only a small per cent of the total seasonal farm labor force.” Although it is true that Mexi can nationals have an important influence on seasonal wages, “their problems are not as serious in many respects as those of j domestic workers,” Mr. Buckley | assured the delegates. He said that in October, 1957, of an estimated 1,362,400 seasonal hired workers about 20 percent came from Mexico and less than 1 percent from Puerto Rico. “Studies indicate that workers often become migrants because they need the work and nothing else is available,” Mr. Buckley continued. “The most frequent positive reason given is that farm work offers a chance to utilize the labor of family members by working as a family group. Such factors explain why there is a supply of migratory workers available despite the low wages offered.” He said it is not likely that fundamental changes will be made in the near future in the following areas of migratory work: unionization on the part of workers; programs on the part of organized employers to provide steady employment and to find a substitute for the ultimate de pendence on alien labor; protec tive wage and other regulatory legislation on the part of govern ment. Such a forecast is a dismal one, he admitted, “because many econ omists maintain that only by de vices of this nature will the con dition of migratory labor be. im proved in the long run.” Father Edmund A. Kurth, of Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, spoke on “Consumer Debt and Inflation,” and Joseph P. Mc Kenna, of St. Louis (Mo.) Uni versity presented a paper on “The Current Merger Movement.” At a convention banquet in the Sheraton Hotel, Charles J. Walsh was installed as president of the CEA which was founded in 1941 and has an international member ship of 670. Father Toner was in stalled as first vice president and Paul A. Montavon, of the Univer sity of Notre Dame as second vice president. Jesuit Father Robert J. McEwen of Boston College, took over the secretary-treasurer duties. The retiring president of the organization is Holy Cross Father Mark J. Fitzgerald, of the Univer sity of Notre Dame.