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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - August 22, 1947, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia cities would perish in a Day the first Day of an attack in a new War might result in the crippling or destruction of a dozen of our largest cities states a report presented to president Truman recently. The report drawn up a by a special civilian advisory com Mittee foresees also the possible elimination of our most essential production facilities including those engaged in the manufacture of atomic explosives in the first 24 a t a press conference it was stated that it would be 1953 or 1954 be fore such a programme could be in full operation and by that time there was every reason to expect other nations to have the atomic bomb. The commission also depicted the possibilities of an atom age War against the . So Swift and ferociously destructive that events in the first sixty Days or less would determine whether America won or lost. The president s advisory com Mission on Universal training presenting arguments for training Citi Zens to repel such attacks and Deal with chaos in an atom shattered Metropolis marshalled testimony of the nation s leading military authorities including general Eisenhower chief of staff. The report said general Eisen Hower told the commission that a decision in a future conflict would be determined by our ability to act and react in the first 60 Days rather than in the 12th, 18th, or 24th month As in past wars. Other witnesses suggested that the time of decision might come even More quickly. Some idea of the Tempo of warfare envisaged by responsible analysts May be gleaned from the testimony of a leading scientific authority who predicted that the damage inflicted upon Germany in 3� years of saturation bombing might be accomplished overnight in a future War " when should such an attack be sex Pec Ted for a period estimated by responsible scientists at not less than four years and not More than 10 years we can expect immunity from such an attack because we alone posses the atom Long distance attack the report said after that the signal for the Start of War against us will it is expected be a Large scale Long distance onslaught with atomic explosives against our principal centres of population and the commission presented the Evi Dence of Lieut general j. Lawton col Lins Veteran world War ii Field commander saying that his testimony was More restrained than that of Many other general Collins said we could expect that War would Start very suddenly would come through the air and that the enemy would try to eliminate the . At the outset not making the same mistake As the last time of taking on somebody else and first allowing us to the attack would be primarily at the great cities which would cause great destruction both to the physical structures and the people. It might involve atom bombs radio Active materials biological warfare and crop destroying chemicals. The atom bomb would probably be used against our cities in preference to military though the committee does not say so their report underlines the need for prayer and penance to save the world. State health scheme dangers doctors from 17 nations meeting Here for the third International Congress of Catho Lic doctors heard from a London East end doctor of a possible danger in Britain s new state health scheme the Chance that a communist government might come into Power. Or. William Pemberton master of the Guild of is. Cosmas and Damian the Catholic doctors organisation in the Westminster diocese and chief British Delegate to the conference explained the Workings of the. New National health service Bill which becomes operative in april next year. With the general object of the Bill the medical profession in great Britain is in Complete agreement namely to provide a comprehensive health service and to promote improvements in the health of the Community but they Are opposed to doctors becoming full time salaried servants of the state he declared. Pointing to some of the things doctors had to do in nazi Germany or. Pemberton went on of course people say such things could not happen in our country. Well we do not for a moment Sug Gest that they would happen under the present government. But government do not last in definitely and the next government or the one after might possibly be a communist government in which Case the medical profession might find itself an instrument of communist policy to me at any rate a truly alarming another member of the British delegation or. Lyle Cameron noted London obstetrician read a paper on medical and surgical aspects of the crucifixion. Before the Congress closed the doctors pledged themselves to make open profession of their loyalty to the moral and ethical teachings of the Church. They re affirmed the necessity for the moral aspect of Medicine to keep Pace with rapid material Progress. They also agreed to set up a secretariat hich will maintain Liaison Between Catholic doctors organisations in different countries. Most of the study sessions were held in Lisbon but the Congress also included a pilgrimage to Fatima where All Catholic doctors of the world were dedicated to our lady. The new Tran Mere kindergarten room. Chalices stolen Dublin june 25. A Safe contain ing two chalices was stolen from St. Mary s Chapel Leix lip near May Nooth after an unsuccessful attempt to break open the Tabernacle. The Safe was recovered later with the two chalices twisted and broken on top of it. Over 3,250,000 catholics in China the total number of catholics in China is estimated at approximately three and one Quarter millions. This figure is based on the year Book Annaire de missions Catho Liques in Chine published by the French jesuits. It is the first compilation of Mission statistics since 1942. Because of disrupted communications the year Book gives figures Only from 61, less than one half of China s 138 ecclesiastical divisions. Some returns have been received from every part of every province and thus a wide Cross Section is presented. Despite losses caused by deaths and migrations As a result of the War the number of catholics in the areas reporting is Only 54,000 fewer than in 1942. The conversion work has continued everywhere although not on the pre War scale. The Shanghai diocese re ports More than 1,000 adult converts and 14,000 baptisms Given to persons in danger of death chiefly children. The number of treatments Given at Catholic Mission dispensaries in the area covered by the statistics shows an increase of one million Over 1942, when the number of treatments in the whole nation was 10 millions. Despite deaths repatriations and the non arrival of new missionaries the number of foreign priests in the areas of the Survey decreased by Only 120. Foreign priests still total about 3,000 in China and the number of chinese priests has increased by 10 per cent. The wounds inflicted on the Catho Lic missions by War and communism Are Many. One of the most serious is the reduction in the number of Young seminarians. The vitality of Catho Lic life in China however As reflected in the Over All Survey promises a full recovery and with the return of nor Mal conditions an unprecedented pro Gress. The growth of Catholic prestige and intellectual influence is shown in the increase of non Christian students at tending the three Catholic universities in China. From 3,800 in 1942 the total has jumped to 7,900. First Choice for a Century wines 1847184t.100 years better most italian reds Are catholics t repeated state ments by ecclesiastical authorities together with admissions by communist leaders that the philosophy of communism is totally opposed to catholicism thousands of italian catholics Are members of the communist party it is disclosed in reports reaching London it is not unusual in Italy for a worker to attend sunday mass and then later in the same Day take part in a communist meeting. According to census figures catholics form 99.6 per cent of the country s population. The remainder Are protestants jews and atheists. Yet the communist party claims a membership of 2,000,000. One communist Leader recently bequeathed a Large sum to the Church and one recent communist election slogan read catholics we shall re build your destroyed one reason for the apparent friendliness of communists for the religion of the Catholic workers is the desire to win votes from the powerful Christian Democrat party chief opponents of the Beds. Can i change my will most certainly you can. Your will no matter when it was made May be changed As frequently As you re quire. Your last will will then be come effective. Family affairs and economic conditions have undergone Many changes during and since the War years. For instance have you considered the sum you directed to be expended in purchasing a House for your wife s use after your de cease May be quite inadequate to Day or that the annuity you have provided for your wife May now be in sufficient to maintain her in reason Able Comfort. 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