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Men of Malvern, V. 18 No. 1 January 1956.
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Men of Malvern, V. 18 No. 1 January 1956.
Malvern Retreat House.
29 March 2015
Malvern Retreat House.
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i v i l i 2 AI, who is supervisor for the rhiladelp of the General Motors Corp., made his i overwhelmed with the reception. The group overwhelmed itselt with a record 322 retreatants in attendance. pore, p.,,., op) This renlarkable record is a tribute the ague’s p re ion or the Captains’ Associa- tion and turned in a magniiicent job. while last year w-as ' - pally spent rebuilding lire-razed st. I Josephs Hall and planning for a new 23-room dormitory wing, it is . hopml that 15156 will see the comple< tion of this work and the realization or the long-hoped-for 300 single rooms nt the Retreat House. The nrst retreat of this year, the Epi- phany croup, saw the partial open- tion of the building is going ahead rapidly and retreats will soon make use of st Joseph’s chapel. The new attendance record, too. is - n tributo to the smooth functioning 1 of the League's various Committees, ,1 working under the direction of the at Board of Directors-Planning and s alion, ness Manager Job Loburing untiringly month in and he may fully enjoy the spiritual ads vantages of a retrea I In order that our members ma have an idea of the work of these conlmittccsi we present informal re- ports of the various chairmen. CARRYING CHARGE CLUB James V. Esposilo, chairman he St. Joseph Carrying Charge P beloved hlalvern during the year just has As a result or the disastrous fire ol '“; fiJl.mLl.Jl burden, in order to make 0 :5 ,,,.,csii.ie our ultimate goal or 300 J indivi.lual rooms, by the erection of ‘V’ enhlcd (utilities. lcznlrrs nevertheless followed the in-' one princi- V ing of St. Joseph‘: Hall. Rehabilita-' 13,985 Rerreyaiants in 1955 Sgt New Attendance Mark ; Men of Malverri have again smashed all annual attendance records at st.-Josephs-in-the-Hills with a grand total of 13,955 making retreats in 1955 ' r we are coniident the building pro- gram will be completed this year; but our financial burden is (li'5l.l)1(‘<l to remain with us for some ti o to "come when you consider Lhe im- mense, necessary outlay. It is im- portant, thereiore, that we continue our weekly appeals. our sacrincial generosity will certainly not go unnoticed by the Giver of All good things. Mrnnwhilo, vie pray that you and yours may enjoy a very Happy und nlrsscil New Year. CAPTAINS' ASSOCIATION Thomas P. Callaghan, (‘hairmun In the record-breaking year of 1955 there were the usual number tern invariably lilleil their wack- en s. The Captains’ Association com- mittee was reorganized, and a spinn- did record was so by in now Sectional Chairmen Iicrhert I’. Hallowell, Roy J. Stillwell, Peter P. Conway, and Arthur A‘. callaghcr. For 1956 the committee has been augmented by Board Merribl-rs, Loo Buhrman, Joseph F. O'Donnell, and Francis J. sirch, thus giving seven sections seven Section Chainnan niinued on page laur) Window in Our Lady's Hall Reproduced in Magazine The beautiful stained glass win- dow in our Lady's Hall portraying the Nativity scene was printed in lull color in the December i the national magazine, --Town Jour- rial." Described as an excellent example of modern church art a reatu article, the window was the selec- tion of Gordon Elliott, an editor or the publication. Elliott is n rctrrllt- illt with the P. Erspfinkfifltl Group. The editors were so impressed with the picture that it was also chosen as their Christmas card. As such it was reprintoll as a unique ioldcr died out in the shape or the Plliludt-lnhia. It 3:30 o'clock. hrld. . ll Mn: ol' Mnlvem are pr Ire invlled to do so. ' rhiladrlphia, January l, 1956 OFFICIAL N0‘I’lCE The Annual lileeiing or the l..yinrn'. w.-ck i-Ind Retreat Luxue of rhilodelphin will he held un Thurriduy even. in the hull of the Colholic Yaulll Organiinliun, 1819 Arch Siren, The term. or seven members of this Bunnl or Director. will expire rt this meeting nnd nominlliun and election tor these place. will be ivilcited to attend this meeting and JA.V‘ll‘IS A. D()L'GlllZRTY. nil. Jnnuury 26, 1956, secretary. J. Leighton Succeeds Perez as Co-Captain while lll:llvern's st. Joseph‘s-in- the-Hills had its beginning because o a vis o the Retreat House in New York, it was not until fourteen years after the opening retreat in 1913 that a visitor rrom the “Bi City” came to make a retreat here. He was Manuel L. Perez, who made his first retreat in 1927 and became enamored of the place, and the group with whom he became associ- ated, that he organized a New vorlr contingent whit-.h down through the years has grown to aizeable propor- tlons. hrough tall the intervening years, , '1‘ “Mannie," as the St. Joseph's Group came to know and love him, served ns an Associate captain until the then A. captain, william J. Leighton, named him as Co-Captain, a post he continued under the pres- ent c. A. captain, John G. hic- cartan. "Mannie" is s tobncconist oi na- tional repute who learned the busi- ness under his late father. and is now associated with the John Alden Tobacco Co., of New York The executive pressure in his busi- ness has grown so heavy recently that he lound it necessary to resign his post as co-captain, though con- tinuing as an Associate captain, and capiain Mecartan has assigned John Leighton. son of the original c. A. captain. to succeed him. John made his nrst retreat in was on the nrst boys’ retreat held at hlalvern, and has been serving as an Associate captain since his grad- uation ironi High school. The League Board of Directors has approved the selection and ex- pressed its gratitude to captain Perez who has striven so valiantly to‘ spread the retreat idea almost from coast to coast, as witnessed by retreatants he solicited from points as far west as oregon who annually St. Joseph's-in-the-Hills in rnid-September. Fire in CYO Building Threatens Headquarters Just a w h plans to take over st. Joseph’s and St. Mary's llalls from the builders at Malvern, our headquarters at 1819 Arch street was threatened by a lire in the upper hours or the build- ing. Quick response by the hrcmen. among whom Monsignor Rilley said he discovered many en or lalvern, kept the damage to a minimum. They toolr particular pains to cover, thoroughly, erery machine and all desks, etc.. to prevent water dam- age, and we are most grateful. r T Dies While on Parade Frederick A. Austin, of 6007 N55- sau Road, I! retreatant with C. A. captain Thomas J. Jteilly, Esq., met with an unfortunate end W en he dropped dead while participating in the recent New Year‘: parade A non-Catholic, Mr. Austin found a great deal of satisfaction at St. Joseph's-in-the-Hills, and was re- sponsible for encouraging many new members to oin the group after his first visit to Malvern. He serve with the City of Philadelphia Fire Department for more than twenty- fwe years and retired in 1953. He was a veteran or world war I, and an active member of the American Legion. 5:. Children of Retreaiant Killed in Tragic Blaze vAltlniugh row sum-rors in the d trous ti occurred on January lath, at Park- side, nour Chester, were retreatunt Henry Kulinnwsky and his wile, lilildred. ll.-nry is a member or the Mid-lilliy nroup under c. A. cap- tain John i:. Green. said to huve been the most tragic fire in the riorough history, it caused the AIL-ulliu of three children and the children's grout-uunt. Thos 'ho succumbed were: Donna Marie Kal- inowshy, 6; her brothers, Daniel, 4. and Raymond, 3, and their great- aunt, Miss liillvn ML‘LdJulzhlin. Anoth- er child, Mari.-innc, 2, was rescued by nnnllu-r aunt, bliss Katherine van. . The parents were attending a church uirair at Green nidge, an returned to nnd their home a blaz- ing inrerno. as in E2‘ oi’ Made Managing Director Frank J. llorty, one of the wil- mington, Delaware, stalwarts, and an Associate captain of that group for many years, has been appointed by J. Czllcb lzoglzs. Governor of Delaware, to.be the rnan'aging di- rector oi the new Delaware Memo- rial lzridgc. For,m-any years, captain Horty was assomatinl with the du Pont company as hand or its foreign de- partmt-nt, a post which he resigned toaccept the new appointment Annual Dinner Combined with Mardi Gras L i l l W I IEMEMIEI . .- . 4 I 9 "H ‘HI ID KEEP - ’ rm” N011 SIIENCE i - M . oN IETIEAY - ’ ’ ROSA" Volume 18. Circulation Last Month 2-1,450 ' JANUARY, 1956 Number 1 ance Men of Malvern Will Honor Five Veteran Rerreatants At Gala Pre-Lenten Affair something new has been nl in to the Annual Dinner of the February nth. . a ft’SllV8 Martli Gras Dance . . . (K d . . non of ltialvorn at Convention Hall on Tuesday, The dinner. always a gala occasion in it if, will be followed by the dance in Convention Iialrs beautiful Crystal Ballroom. Executive vice President William ll. lA"l.rmx has announced that Charles Grnsh lmil rchcstra, a popular and versa- tile l=hiladelpliia dance band, will furnish the music. The brilliant dinner program has been accelerated so that duncilnz run slzlrt at 9:30 pm. and cnniinue until midnigllt. In the spirit or a pre- nten Mzlrdi crns col.-hrnlion, the ballroom will be colorfully decorzltt-tl for the occasion. Following the example set at the annual dinner in 15155 live lt-nth-rs in the Malvern movt-mt-lit will i.- singled out for special honor by thi-ir co-retreauints. To use one will go an award for dlSl.lYlKl1lslI(‘<.l service to the growth and development or an iilca and an ideal. Pioneers all, these fit? join an honor roll that includes 21 honorotl by the Men of lilalvel-n ut last year's dinner. As each one E(lVllYl(‘CS to .1 woll-deserved spotlight it will mark an historic note in the annals of the Men of llalrern. for each one has seen the hlslvern movement grow from a small unit in 1922 to a group that takes in more than 25,000 mem- bers of the Laymen’s Week-End Re- treat lgague. Those to be honored are: xi mond A. iValdroII, Chester Valley Group: Patrick J. Robinson, Robin- son-Aquilino Group; Major William F. casey, Atlantic city Group; John J. Burke. Wilmington Group, and Manuel Perez, St. Joseph's croup. Meanwhile the dinner program will be an all-lllalvcrn allair, stuils (Continued on page four) Will Share Spotlight On Night of Dinner A short history of the rule of each or the rive award recipients as a Man or Jlulvcrn gires ample testi- mony as to wh thcy receive this tribute train their co-retreatanrs IIAYMOXD A. WALDRON-A pioneer or hlalvern from its a g in 1922. Mr. wuldron har rerved the l.nymon's wcelr-End Retreat League in many capacities. He labored in the organization or the west Chester -u on = brought the retreat grounds to its present 150 acres, and-he has un- sc-llishly served as legal adviser to the League. i v4 " lwrlllcli J. lzonlxsoN.."‘one of the most ardent and hartl-work- ins: co-captains in the Captains’ sociation, Jlr. .obinson made his ..l. retreat in 1935, and from that time on he has made recruiting a year-round work. rat, as he is well hnown to his co-retrcatants, is said the burden or payments at retreat time. ‘ A MAJOR ivll.l.rAllr r. CASEY- An active Man of Malvem since 1927 with the Atlantic City Group, Mr. cusey helped originate vthis group with lhc late Hugh 1’. Genoe. rromi. nrnt in civic attains in Atlantic city (continued on page four) 1:.’ ‘J. . ‘ , sir members or the I-‘urey croup club more in winning the 1956 Mummers Parade. From Torn. George Fnr. willinrn stinger and John Mayer. ‘ Refreshed with faith and llushed with victory in 31 days hrieily sums up two rewarding experiences gained recently by six Men of Malvern. .Give or take a row hours, the month of days started with their annual return! at st. Joseph's-in-the- Hills and ended with a long-sought victory in the traditional Mummers hlaking lhe trek through medita- tion and mornmery were John ‘i. Mayer, John and Thomas Pooler, George Fox and William Stinger, all of South Philadelphia, and John strine, of Merchant-.-ille, N. J. As members of the Furey Group, under C. A. Capt.Iin'Roy Stilwell, from the Atlantic Rehning Co., they made the pilgrimage over the past December 2-4 weehen . And as members I the Quaker city string Band they strutted on with nrst prize in the musical pore Furey'Six’A1n0ng Wiltlliltg MlmlmerString Band .- Pt) . s..- oz lly the colorful coelumes Ihe F lcflz John Strine, John Pooler and his father role! Pom . tion of the famed New Year‘: Dag parade, which this year was held on Monday. Janus 2. ' For Johnny Mayer, who packs I lot of pep in his approximately live- foot frame, the "big weeken " and the “big day" were milestones. The retreat was his 25th in succession; the parade I credit to his job as the band's musical director. oug they caused no tor, (Continued on [use three) ‘