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Men of Malvern, V. 7 No. 9 March 1946.
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Men of Malvern, V. 7 No. 9 March 1946.
Malvern Retreat House.
11 January 2014
Malvern Retreat House.
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Volume 7 Circulation Last Blond: 20,445 MARCH, l9-46 it Many Retreats ‘Celebrate Their - 25th Anniversary Only Two Pioneer , > V Captains Still Lead Original Groups While the Retreat House at Malvem will not have com- pleted 25 years of actual serv- ice until the close of the cal- endar year 1946, it, neverthe- less, Ls actually conducting a number 0! retreats lot the ” " ' ‘ 25th consecutive time this sea- son. These are the retreats which opened the Retreat House in 1922 and which have been in constant operation each year since. only two oi these, that un- der John J . Sullivan, Esq, who is the only President the League has ever had, and the retreat conducted by William ‘J. Leighton, have had the same C. A. Captain through- out their long and enviable tory. - This year, President Sulli- van's retreat is scheduled for 0 July 5, and that of Mr. Leigh- Jton for September 13. < K4,- A hmty perusal of the regis- tration lists shows the ioliow- retreats for Malvem. Many of them are or have been C. A. Captains while all the others are active as Associate Cap- tains William J. Bailey, George L. Beck, Hon. John P. Boland. William J. Brady, Esq” Wil- liam F. Brophy; " John J.'Cabrey, Raymond ‘C A. Cabrey, William J. Carroll, Nicholas Cascetti, George W. Casey, Richard B. Conlan, John M. Connor; Ipuls P. desGarennes, Al- bert J. Dooner, Frank A. Fitz- patrick, Matthew A. Fox, John B. Geraghty, William J. Gil- martin, John J. Harrington, Jr., Laurence F. Heine, Jacob C. Hoffman, John F. Horst- mann, Francis P. Hughes; Harry J. Johnson, Michael J . Judge, Charles E. Koob, Ed- , ward P. lioughran, Esq., Paul E. Ludes, Esq.. Joseph F. Mil- lar, James E. Moroney, Jr., Matthew H. Mccioskey, Sr., James F. McFiIlin, Michael J. McGonlgle, Richard T. Maser- le ' ,A V Y: 531-: " b, Dennis W. 0’Dea, Emile G. 0 rrot, John P. Redmond, - raid Ronon. Esq, William V, V. Rowan, S. A. Rudolph, R. Joseph sommer, Frank J. Sut- ton, Raymond A. Waidron and Henry C. Welsh, Jr. Frank is Back i Alter iour months‘ absence irom his drawing board fol- lowing a serious operation, ' I-‘rank Love is back at work. ‘We hope to resume the publi- cation oi his cartoons in the next issue. :'5>Planning Committee Outlines For zealous, Unseliish Devotion One of the highlights of the opening of the Red Cross Drive outside City Hall on the evening of Feb- ruary 28 was the presentation of the Bronze Star Medal in the name of President Truman to Board Di- rector Thomas G. Cairns. Tom served as a Red Cross field director with the 35th Infantry Division in Bel- gium, France, Holland, Britain and Germany. The citation said that Tom “gave zealous and unselfish devotion to duty and conscientious service to the members of the company to which he was assigned.” Major General Mariton S. Eddy, commanding officer of the Third Service Command, made the presenta- tion. Partially hidden in the background is Mayor Samuel. They Assisted Associate Captain Frank J. Horty, director of public rela- tions oi the Atlas Powder Company and a member of the Wilmington group, was re- cently elected one of two Cath- olic representatives of the Wil- mington Round Table, Na- tional Conference of Chris- tians and Jews, which spon- sored American Brotherhood Week. Captain Tom Mulrooney was the other Catholic named. Legal Representative Gerald Ronon, Esq., recently elected to our Board of Direc- tors. is the specially appoint- ed iegal representative for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the law firm of stradley, Ronon, Stevens and Young. Mr. Ron- on formerly was C. A. Captain of the Phiiopatrian Club Group. of which he is still an Associate Captain. Please Continue Your Prayers We quote a paragraph from a letter received by Dr. Gib- bons irom Retreatant James E. Degnan, who with Mrs. Deg- nan have suffered the tragic loss of their daughter. .“I sincerely wish you would pass on to the men at Malvern a kind thank you from Mrs. Degnan and myself for their prayers and thoughts We know how much we need them, and also know that because of them we must readjust our- selves and move on with the cross we have been asked to .. Married 80 Years Four generations were pres- ent on February 18, when Mr. and Mrs. Matthew H, McClos- key, Sr., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner for their eight chil- dren, 24 grandchildren and seven great - grandchildren. We extend our congratula- tions. Elected Secretary James Hopklnson, son of Ed- ward Hopkinson, Jr., chair- man of the City Planning Commission, w as recently elected secretary of the Music Festival Society of Philadel- phia. James is the nephew of President John J. Sullivan and a member of his group. It's a Boy Mr. and Mrs. Harry Parrat- to are receiving congratula- tions on the birth of a son on February 19 at Mlsericordla Hospital. Harry, :1 member of Joe DeLone’s Group, was dis- charged irom the Army on February 5. P. C. Pellow, Hi We are sorry to report the untimely death oi Philip C. Pellow, III, age 16, the result of being struck by an automo- bile on January 11. Philip and his twin brother, Robert, sons of Retreatant Philip C., Jr., made their ilrst retreat with the Christus Rex Group last year. Solemn Mass of Requiem was celebrated in the Church of the Holy Cross on Janu- ary i6. Burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. May he rest in peacel - Number 9 Building Program League’s Board Approves Report Presented by Judge Flood For New Convent-Dining Hall At the February meeting at the Board of Directors of the Retreat League, the Planning Committee, of which Judge Gerald F. Flood is Chairman, was given the “go" sign in its greater Malvern schedule. As was announced when the campaign opened, the iirst unit in the building scheme is a new convent ior the nuns, which is to include a. dining room capable of seating 300. The drst thought of the com- mittee was for a separate Con- vent, but the Sisters preferred it otherwise, and their wishes are to be iollowed. In his report, which he illus- trated with biackboard draw- ings and figures, Judge Flood ‘ Protest lfroposed Flying Field I At a recent meeting of the residents of Wiilistown Town- ship, calied to protest against the erection of a flying field at the southwest corner oi Old West Chester Pike (route 202) and W a r r e n Avenue, our League was represented by the Secretary, who had been in- structed by the Executive Committee to attend and join in the protest. It is the opinion of the Com- mittee members that such a field, which is to be used as a school for fliers, would greatly interfere with the conduct of the retreats, not only because of the noise but through the distraction caused by the low- swooping planes over the Re- treat Grounds. The plea was iormaliy en- tered at the Courthouse in West Chester, and a date set for a formal hearing in the near future, when both sides will be heard. New Finance Chcxirrncrn J. Taney Wllicox, Esq., al- though weighed down with the multitudlnous duties of the secretaryship of the Pennsyl- vania Railroad, and who is said to have held membership on more boards oi directors than any other man in the city, was chosen at the last organization meeting of the Board of Directors to be Chair- man of Malvern’s Finance Committee, to succeed Leo Buhrman, who had held the post for several years. Dr. Gibbons Guest Of A. life Group Dr. Gibbons gave the invo- cation at the sixth annual banquet of Alcoholics Anony- mous, Inc., at McCailister's, 'on February 21. There were 500 present. A number of these members are affiliated with the Eight-Three Group, of which Board Director Ed Frlel is C. A. Captain. .Went into iniinite detail to ex- plain the long-range planning of the committee, which envi- sions in the years to come at least two separate units lunc- tioning at Malvern over each week-end, with an approxi- mate capacity of 12,500 men a year, with neither group hav- ing more than 125 men on retreat. The Judge was careful to preface his talk with the ad- monition that the hrst con- sideration was the need to raise a considerable sum oi money; and the second will be the securing oi the materials for building. After weighing all the pros and cons, the Board members were ’ in voting that the work should proceed. and paid high compliment to the committee for the able and et- iiclent manner it had worked out the immense amount of detail covering a period of al- most two years’ study. According to the announced plan of the committee, an architect will be engaged im- mediately who will proceed at once with the preparatory sketches so that the actual work may be begun at the earliest possible moment. The Judge's iinal admoni- tion was that the absolute need for more room made it incumbent upon us to build. even though present condi- tions and the scarcity of ma- teriais has sent costs perhaps 30 percent above what had been contemplated when his committee was formed. The iirst unit, he ngured. would cost at least $150,000, but his absolute conhdence that, Mal- vern‘s sons would respond with that amount, Or more. was supreme and eminently inspiring to all present V Father Keough Aids Memorial Bond Drive Fuliilling the pledge he made at the Captains’ Comer- ence, our new Vice-Rector, the Rev. Matthew F. Keough, re- cently honorably discharged as e. Lieutenant Commander of the U. S. Marine Corps, lor- warded his check for $250.00 to Headquarters. Father Keough stipulated that the donation was to be used as a memorial to two of his brother Chaplains, the Rev. Fathers Dominic Gilles- pie and Anthony Conway, who paid the supreme sacri- iice in the recent war. When apprised of the ac- tion or our Assistant Retreat Master, Commander Shana- hau, who is regaining his lost health in Florida, said: “The Padres action is typical of the finest tmditions of the Navy. He's a real Marine, God bless him!"