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Men of Malvern, V. 17 No. 4 April 1955.
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Men of Malvern, V. 17 No. 4 April 1955.
Malvern Retreat House.
24 March 2015
Malvern Retreat House.
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Imzttuu '0 K52: lion SILENCE on IETREAY "alums 17. r A I i la rnv YH! ‘ . ' w . uolv ' rosuv Circulation Last Month 22.800 APRIL. 1955 Number 4 Fr. Kane Resting After Short Sickness stricken suddenly ill as he was dnv-no hack to litalvern utter at. tending the funeral or C. A. captain Frllnk Gale on March 28th, rather William .1. Kane was hospitalized itlr more than a week. subsequent tests showed that Mal. vern's rector was suit ' rnticue and physical uhich wiil require extensive rest and reliet from duty Fire a cause The trightening experience he went through last December when lire broke out in St. Joseph's llnll , its he was sleeping alone in the building plus a busy schedule since which includes teaching daily classes in Ethics at lmmaculata Colloge, were prohably the chief sources of is l ness. In desperate eliorts to quell the raced in and out or the chapel re. moving the Blessed sacrament and sacred vessels. Leaving West Chester Meinorial Hospital on April 6th, Father had strict orders to rest for at leiist three weeks. He left to convalesce at the home or his sister up-state in Ashley, Pa. Meanwhile, Rt. Rev. ltlsgr. Vin- cent L. Burns, long familiar with retreats at Malvern, stepped into the breach to lend magnificent help to the visiting retreat masters, sparing as much time as possible fronr his duties as pastor or-st, Joan of Ares parish. - Franciscans Scheduled ‘ Before his illness Father Kane, had arranged for the Paulist,1-‘nth. ers to continue conducting retreats in April. They will he succeeded by‘ priests of the Franciscan order for the months of Mny,'Jurle and July. other plans which Father Kane had completed included a schedule at four retreats for priests in April and May. lnaugurated last year tor priests of the archdiocese making annual retreats, lvlalvern proved so popular that the tour presently scheduled will be filled to the full quoln. Each will be conducted from lllonduy to Friday, so not to conliict with the regular week-end laymen n s. Rev. J. Matthew English, DMI, will be the retreat master. Another Milestone Passed .- ..,. -owner vat Foley Folo Paul H. Niedringhauafc. A. captain 'of the Holy Family Group, presents a handsome silver plaoue ., to Father Willilm J. Kune, Malvern's rector, I birthday gift on behalf of the group. Fnlht-r's hirlhdny - occurred on March nth, the day after the group made its annual retreat at hlalvern. used tor cnrholic Writers Cited by Reading TV Head . The tast.growing television tield holds tremendous promise tor catholic writers, ‘especially in local programiuin . - That's the opiaion'or energetic Thomas E. “Tom" Martin, executive vice president and station WEEU, whose 1600-foot above ‘sea level transmitting tower is located two miles north or Read- ing on Mount Penn. Station on UHF "rum Martin's station transmits over an Ultra ‘High Frequency wavelength on Channel 33. WEEU's program schedule can be heard by 95,000 homes in the Retailing area, and'Mnrtin would like to hot: more o his schedule devoted to welle written television dramas with an underlying theme ‘or basic catholic truths. " "We already carry Father Pey- Ie ‘sin “, hamna E. "Torn with the Reading Grou , , . Foley FOR TALENTED Catholic writers. directors Ind Itlnrl Io [rt inlo n. d " Martin I rm lll-rt-h Alli, Tom is Vite president Ind The Time ls"Now . . . it Foto ahou d llnmv. At Mllvern general manager or televitiinn atatiouwhzsu ln lzcading. general manager of lseadinga powertul television ton‘: ‘Family Theater’ program and a number or rather Kollor's ‘Chris- tepher’ films, but we'd like to see more activity with local program. thing. That is, shows written by and for the folks in our town- Reading!" Martin pointed out that most television progrnmminlz originates m two asic sources; New York and Hollywood. very row local ata- , tiona are willing to undertake the’ tience it requires to do television programs well on a local Network Atlilihle “Not that the mannllement of the stations aren't doing the right. thing. They are in husiness to make a profit. And if programs a station can pick up by pressing a button ' ‘ k shows make '1‘ 3 o '< -s o -r .. =- 3. E . 5 T n 3 o. < audiences love to ace the big-nnlne atnrs%vewbndy is happy." WEEU is A network nhilihtc of both N.E.C. and the American Broadcasting Company. This is however, Martin points out, an inviting career opportunity for lOC&l writers and little theater groups to get to know the television field at lirst hand. No television‘ station will turn aside an appealing and saleable chow, and if there is local talent. that con provide such programming, there would be no need for them to travel to New York to get. into television. “The industry could use-and has strong need for-fresh and new talent". Martin concluded. syracuse Alumnus The handsome, hurly television executive has been in the hroad- , casting tield-hoth radio and telcs vision-since 1935. A university or syracusc graduate, he, learned his trade at WSYR, syraeuse; WIBX. Utica, and WBY in seheneetady. Later. before coming to Reading to assume his present post, he w a . general mnnager of WWLY in WI- tei-town, . Y. a m is l!IIlTlL't'l, and he and his’ charming wife Grnce Ire the parents of three girls, Shnran Kay. lilaurern Anne and Lori Jenn. New Oratory Ready For Use Next Month The new Adoration chapel in Immaculate conception wing of our Lady's Hall, under construction since February, will be partially ‘ready so that it can be ‘put in use with the May retreats. ' This announcement was made by Planning and Building committee, at the April meeting or the League‘: Executive Committee. At the same time Cairns presented Enal architect's plans tor the re- habilitation or lire-razed SL Joseph‘: Hall, which include erection of a two-story structure to connect with St. Mary‘: Hall. The Executive committee authorized Len e oth- cer: to draw up u contrnct with the ‘builder so that work may start at e. . i As previously reported the project the end of the yur. I Immaculate Conception Oratory will be unique in design among the others gt St. Joseph‘:-in-thd-Hills. Fashioned after I mausoleum in the Church of,SAn Croce, at Rnvennl. Italy, when completed it will create nninterior to ntlvct the spirit. rnther than the senses of men an privntre adoration. A . While the Mosul . Ind exquisite ornlimeilthtion will he executed in Italy some time in the future from full-scale druwinzx, it has been de- crowded schedules each week-end. ‘St, Rita Holy Name Men be completed heiore , Death Takes 2 C.A. Captains C. Lorine Succumbs After Lengthy Illness with the passing last month or c. A. captain Cnvl Lorine, the Ru. treat League has lost one or its most zulour worker: and the lvlen or ltlalvern a devoted co-worker who never meztsured the cost, either in money or lahor, when the ultimate goal was tor the good of St. Josephus ia.the.llills. imbued with that indennshle "Spirit or ltlalvern" at his hrrt re- treat in 1936, he soon hecame an Associate Cnptain who livrd for and worked for hlalvern through the entire year. r.vcn otter failing health canned a slowing down in au prod any lirtless or not.so.aetiv-e associate captain into a beehive ol action. > Nor were his elrorts connned to his own group. it was upon his urging that hin ltrotht-r-in-law, the late Louis .1. Ferdinand, established the group of mm from Illanletnn, PL, which now is known as the Fer- dinand Mtvmorinl Group handed by cocaptainn hllehncl Arlotto and Charles J. ltlatuella. cart had boon n ncwspapermall for 47 years. lie was editor of the old Philntlt-lphia Evening Stair and the sundny item tor at years. He also worked tor the old Philadelphia Record and for 3 years prior to his retirement in 1950 was a proof- rcader oi‘ the lnnuirer. 1 Captain Lorine, who was in hia 70th year, died at his home, 239 N. 63rd street, on saturday, ltlurch lath, and his funonl took place on Carl Lorine Wednesday, March 23rd, with solemn High Requiem Mass in the church of our Lady or the Rosary, which a large number of his friends al.tc-ndt-ti. He is survived by his wife, the former Maria Ferdinand; four sons, Dr. o n 17., Dr. Frank J.. C. An- thony and Juhrph; [our daughters, ltlargucrite, Mrs. Rose Rich, Mrs. Mary Pompa and lilra. Pauline Mar- turano, and a hrother, Frank. Please pray tor him. , Frank Gale Stricken Suddenly on Street “Death seeks a shining nrarlt" is a quotation that could he very well applied to the passing or c. A. cap. tain Frank 1. sale or the west catholic Alumni Group, which oc- curred suddenly on the morning or ilarch 24'.h. Just an hour earlier Frank had attended is rally spon. sored by the Alumni in the school auditorium to give a send.on= t the school championship basketball team, scheduled to compete in the National charnpionship of catholic High Si-htmlh in washington, D. c. them on their way to a hopedsfor victory. Frank's life had been an open booh or devotion to his Lord and master Whom he served wholeheart. edly, seltiossly and with an ardent real that was a constant inspiration to all with whom he came in cont.ut.. ror many ycnrs, he had been a daily attendant at Holy hlass, where he approached the Divine Bnnqnet Tome and partool: of the Broad at Life. Perhaps it was because or his’ grunt devotion to Out Blessed Lady that his summons came an the eve or one or her Feast Days, the Annunciation. ‘ Arter his home and iamily, rranlvs hrst interest wrs Malvera, and his devotion to the League cov. cred a period or more than is years. In tart. among the last things he was planning to do was to attend the spy wednesdny and Holy Thursday exercises at st. .loseph's.in.tho-Hills, as he had done tor more than ten urs. . It woultl take much more space than roulil be allotted to cover his activilivs with the USO. during World Wnr ll, his iudefntignbla work for his High School Alumni, and his home parish. l Frank lived H108 Friendship Rd., Dmxel llllL He was a mem er of the “Pioneer Class" of West Cath- (Continued on page four) Hear lennox.clt " ' ‘ ‘ st. Rita's Holy Name men held their Annual communion Breahtast in the Parish Hall on March 13, 1955. The attendance was the larg- est they have ever had with more so Name men. Frlink A. casclato was chairman tor the atrair, and An- thony La Porta, president or the society, was toastmastsr. Both are members at the St. r-ius x Group. lion. William M. Lorlnox. League vice, president, was the principal apealter and gave an address cover- ing catholic Action in the home. shop, once, and civic attains. 'For tho tenant of the grade pupils or the parish school, he described the other side or juvenile delin. quency and told or the good that our ijuvenilos are doing today. i Pat Stantoit Holds Own Niche I’ In Plliladelpllia Radio History‘ Among the retrvstants with the Neeson Memorial Group was an erect, youthfulrloaking radio stxtion executive whose well-cut sports jacket and easy laughter marked him Is I man at pence with his faith, his Work and the war d. l > And that's Patrick I. “Put” Stine tron’, who owns station WJMJ, , Stanton, a soft-voiced, genial nix- fooler whose easy hi-ogue carries the never at his County Cork birth- place, can lay claim to perhaps the most loyal segment of the Delaware Valley‘: 1,000,000 radio nudience. And with good reasnn. ' vnir has been familiar to the Philadel- E‘ phi; radio audience for nearly I quarter of I century. The call letters of Pat's station, ondnrily to be a prohtalzle commer- cial enterprise. ’ That. WJhi.Y succeeds in doing both hnmlsomely is I tribute to Pat‘: e. broadcasting skill, and the specihl ' (Continued on plge tour)