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A Happy New Year To All Main Of liilaivern
4200 To Hear General W. Bedell Smith At Annual Dinner
Real Pioneer 0
C. A. Cuptzlin H, Eugene Heine
is a real pioneer of thc Men of Mal-
Wltmt the lcague acnuired St, Jus-
eph-s Hull, cenc enrolled in the John
J. sullivnn Group and there he stayed
until the league expanded into its
present I'll)-week schedule.
At first, the wrelr-and retreats be-
gan in the spring and ended in the
w so '9
muncll it the r:piphany Group. Judge
llullort V. littlger was his co-cclptztill.
Together they recruited two dozen
rclrszltzlnts w “snowb' they
proudly called tlrernsclves-especial.
ly wh:-n lrlaking the traditional way
or the cross through the bleels
in the years since, under his lead-
ership, the group has grown into
what for a long time has been one oi
the largest uml iincst at hlalrern.
Yrrp Thrt-e-Year hlzlrl
A practicing lawyer, specializing
in 0Sl,al2l‘S.3H(l ruxts, he needs no
introduction anywhere in l>hiladel-
phia. His nigther and father were
; born (here more than a century ago
a were married in Holy Trinity
church, (5th and spruce streets. Gene
was reared in st. Elizabeth's parish.
As a student at st. Joe Prep, the
dean recognized his scholarship and
graduated him in three years. In st.
V “Joseph's college
hi 4 he was recoylized
-, as its outstanding
it idehater. in sports
corps. lie was captain oi cup.win.
nine company E.
is AJ1, secured, he enrolled in
the Tnmple university Law school
evening class. In the daytime he
taught languages and history at his
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“ADORA'l'll)N OF‘ THE ll AGI."
Ah '2 is a reproduction or the larnous masterpiece of the great artist, Botticelli (1411-1515) depicting the
It was the nrst Epiphany.
of the Magi lo the Stuble of Bethlehem, to which they were led by
following the lirilliunt Eastern Star.
". . . And when they saw the star they rejoiced exceedingly nnd entering the house they (nund the (‘hild
with Mary, His Mother.
gifts of Gold, Fralilwillrense Ind Myrrh . . ." (Matthew 2:19-12)
nnd rolling down they worshipped Him and opening their treasure. they olTered Him
1-hnto by H. ltrmdronn ltuhcrt.
Al Malvern in 1953
By JOSEPH T, WALSH
Attendance records at St. tloscillfa.
in.the-Hills reached another new high
in 1953, according to Joseph F.
O‘Donnell, .lr., acting chairman oi
the Captains’ Association,
During the past year 13,450 rte
treat-ants were served at the ltialvcrn
retreat. This is believed to be the
argcst number oiretrcatants cvor
servedl in a single season, anywhere
in the world.
This ‘record, however, is expected
to be broken in 1954 when it is ex.
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Serra Club To Get Charter
At Formal Dinner Jan. 30
By MATTHEW H. MCCLOSKEY, lll
Inspired by the famous 18th-century builder of California missions, Fran-
Junlpero serrs, a group of local catholic laymen, many ol-
Malvern, have organized a local branch or the
serru international. The charter will be prescnted tlarluary 30 hy Joseph
shcridan or crccnshurg, l=s., district governor, at a iormel dinner to he held
at the catholic rhilopstrisn Literary institute. Auxiliary llishop carroll .1.
)lcCorlniuk will give the invocation
The nims of the scrrs Club are to
lostcr vocations, to assist in the edu-
cation of young men tor the riest-
hood and to rurther catholicisrn
tllruulzll enduring friendships among
The movement is relatively recent.
The in-st Serru Club was started in
srnttlc in 1934. in a short time the
clubs had covered the west coast and
hogan moving eBSL‘At the present
time thcro are some as clubs through.
out the country with a membership
or more tllun 5,000. The Philadelphia
nlernht-rship has already passed the
00 nlurk and rrom the way the drive
is progressing, a working body of
250 has been set as a goal.
Ngw Omcml Announced
Luncheon meetings are held on the
hrst and third Tuesdays of eac
l‘tmninent. guest speakers
help the members understand the
present intellectual, cultural and
spiritual situation; how to yudge
in the light of catholic teaching and
the importance or assuming chris-
tian responsibilities in thcir reaper.
tive nelds of activity.
The club. which has rcccivcd the
support of ' Archbishop John 1-‘.
series of films on vocations
shown in local parochial schools und
also to conduct essay contests on vo-
cations among the students. A Serra
Day at St. Charles Seminury will lie
held, at which the memliors will lie
host: to boys to show them through
the facilities. c
Oiiicers for the coming: yellr are
raul v. Burns. prcsident; Joseph H,
Tyson, first vice president; rnul
sluttcry, 1 Vice prc.-ident;
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Father, Bonniwell, Historian,
Found New Kind of Heroine
During November and part of be
conducting retreat: at lllillvern was the l
P. ()'.‘lALLIH' ,
cenlher. one of the Dominican Fathers
'. William IL Btlnniwcll, 0.P.
Father Bonniwell is the brother of x'ormel- lluilge Eugene C. Bonniwell, who
retired recently irom the judiciary
the bench. . ' '
Burn land reared in St. James
rnrish, west Philadelphia, rather
Bonniwell was graduated irom st.
.loscph's Prep and the college. He
entered the Dominican order in 1908
and completed his studies at the Col-
legiti Angelica in was
ordained there in 1914.
At the outbreak of World Wnr l.
he volunteered and served as chap-
lain lll the Iield with the 60th Heavy
Field Artillery. He still maintains
his native membership in the Howard
C. McCall Post No. 20 American Le-
the war he resumed ,his
liturgical studies which he did not
relinquish until he published the only
complete study of the Dominican rite.
A Atandard history of Dominican
liturgy. This covered it period of 20
years-1-1 of which he actually spent
in research and writing. I
‘lie has written many other works,
also shorter articles and nmnogmphs.
A thorough student, he has collected
more than 1,001) rare and priceless
books in Europe and America for
documentary purposes. some cl! his
other Mukwall published by P. .1.
Kenelly and Stlnsea "The Spirit
uitcr serving more than’ 40 years on
of the Lenten Liturgy," “A Domini.
can Cerrlnrlnial," for Mass and Bane.
diction; “Interpreting the Sunday
Missal,” at highly useful and thought
provoltiniz initiation (or laymen into
the use of the miusul. nnd “Margaret
of llletola," off the press last full.
He has written "The Oflice of Corpus
This book is due oil’ the press soon.
For clnssic simplicity, suspcnseiul
narration nn 'mprt-ssive scholar.
shipelightly wortl7the lire of
lzlcsscd lllurgsret of llietola is win-
ning rather Btlrlniwcll wide acclaim.
.lewel.toned in the violent setting at
renaissance ital .
The drawings are by sister Mary
or the compassion, 0.9., the iormer
Mary constance Rowe, who was an
established artist in England betore
astery or the Perpetual liogary (Blue
chapel) in Union city, N. 1,, she is
recognized as one of the ioremost
liturgical artists in America,
in rcccnt ycurs Father Bonniwell's
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Tile Annual Meeting
. Youth Association, lsls
Malvern nrc privileged to
invited to do so.
4R:-treat League of Philadclphin will be held on Thursday
evening, January 28. 195i, in the hall of the Catholic ,
Arch St., at 8:310 o'clock.
Philadelphia, Dccenlher l. 1952.
of the Llylm-n‘s “Eek-End
All Men of
ltterld this meeting rind Ire
DOUGH ERTY, Secreury.
Many Other Notables Due
To Attend Feb. 9 Banquet '
By J-Ull-IS .l. TIGHE
Hurry! iiurryzz iiurry
need that tlnlinnutluluila
or the merry bull, '1'
the last call to di
rhe annunl Men or ilalv-crn dinner to be held in Convention Hall, Tuesday
evening, ‘ebruary 9, 11051,
Reservations tor the dinner nlrccdy nrc rar in atlvant-e of those of ls.-t
year and it is likely that reservations will have to he closed within the nest
two weeks, due to the lilnitilltinn ill l';lcililil's that makes it intpossil.-le to
serve more than 4200 pcrrolixs.
“Everyone planning to utwntl the
atiair should get his tickets with.
out further dcllly," according to John
choice seats still are uvuilnblu, it‘s
1 B matter of days vlllcn the
ticket. supply will he cxhltustcd.
All inrlicutions point to the 1954
dinner being the most successful ever
sponsored by the Lay-rncn's lvrr-to
Malvern in the News!
The rollowing item anmnred in
Ed-Sullilan‘s nationally syndi-
calrd column, carried lorslly hy
the Philadelphia lnnuirer in the
January eth issue:
NEW YORK, Jan. 5.
Dear Ed: I want to start
this year liy writing :I lcttcr
l long have owed you Let me
try to say why 1 owe it. For
some years i have been aware
of a voice in the daily press,
saying to me rrorn lime to
time: “Courairel Don't give
up." l was your voice.
i heard it iirst in the very
gray spring of 1950 when you
reported Judge Tholnas 1‘.
your tribute to that last ounce
or something that kt-ops a
man going against odds. 1
liked it particularly because
or my private bclier that only
business. so this letter is lust
to thank you for your under-
standing and good will.
HERE GENERAL DWIGHT D.
medal Chief of Stall General “'nlter Bedell Smith is we:
end itclreat League. yet, the price
‘rt-lnuins the sxme($5.0 a plate.
lllnny Imporianl Guests
“Unusual interest in this year's
nll'ilil'," (iH'(‘Vl suit], “is dul: primarily
to the root that the principal speaker
will be one of the truly great land-
crs or our country, General Walter
lirdt-ll smith, 1'. s. Undersecretary
of st- "
In utltliunn to General Smith, there
will be . rlumbrr of outstanding
p(‘!‘rUFl11llilt'S in the fields of religion,
p adelp s.
Joseph 5. Clark. D .hop Mcshea will
he the personal reprL=SentuXll'e or the
lllnhi Ritrerrnd Archbishop, John F.
oliaru, c.s.c. The Archbishop, be.
causc of a rigorous schedule, will
he unahlc to be prcscnt
The appearance of General Smith
at the dinncr, wil mark one of the
rare occasions when he takes time
away rrorn his Washington desk and
his talk will prove to be 8 real treat,
vigorous l-‘orthright llau
Primarily A soldier, General Smith
has proved himselr a capable ad-
ministrator, admired and respected
not only by the President of the
United States but nlso by the heads
of governments all over the world.
In his present post, while second
in command in the State Department,
hr: has most of the time served as the
acting head, due to the long and
frequent absences from the country
of his chief, Secretary John Foster
when Dulles goes out or the coun.
try, principally on NATO business.
the man left behind to guide the
ship or state is that one-time Army
sergeant whom President Eisenhower
but who is
known to Winston Churchill .1: “Bull.
Smith, a vigorous, forthright man,
was Eisenhower's chiet of stair in
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3 : peek lit the
in; after the two
were decorated by the Belgiut government in Brussels It Ihe end of World
War II. General Eisenhower is vruring the Gnnd (‘tlrdon of the Order of
Leopold while General Smilh has the Grind CIAKI of the Order of Couranne.