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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 5, 1944, Adrian, Michigan Adrian pastors discuss actions taken by annual conventions in reference to War peace programs three of the larger Church de Adrian daily 1944 Baptis and recently completed their annual conventions and adopted so called War resolutions or world interviewed this the Paul Wengel of the Adrian Baptist Church and the George d Prentice of the presbyterian Church were in Accord with the action taken at the National meetings of their John e Martin of the methodist Church considered the action taken by his Church As Progress toward an ultimate stand on John editor of the Michigan Christian published at Adrian wrote in the advocate that he considered the methodist general conference vote on War As unsatisfactory and explained president of Adrian a methodist declined to the methodist general Confer ence at Kansas City voted to sup port the War because god him self has a stake n the marvins stand writing of the conference de Bate and Marvin Bays one of the most significant of legislation in modern methodist history was passed when a vote was taken on the report on peace and by the vote protestantism largest denomination has virtually reversed its position of 1940 on the vote was taken after a whole morning and afternoon were spent in action began when the committee on the state of the Church made its report on the Church in time of the report had previously been passed in committee 44 to it included everything in the discipline of 1940 under the statement on peace and in addition was added a new paragraph which sent greetings 1o those methodists in the armed in civilian Public service Camps and any who May be in in order to understand the Issue it should be said that this statement officially separated the methodist Church from War but allowed for individuals to follow their own those who Felt called to fight and those who Felt called not to fight were regarded As sincere since it officially did not the statement held endorse that Church turned from the Northern Baptist convention in Atlantic City said that Adrian baptists were concerned Over newspaper articles reporting that the convention had reversed the denominations pre Vious pacifist no reversal of stand the conventions action regard ing the War was no reversal Wengel because there has never been a distinctly pacifist Resolution debate that resulted at the convention Over the Resolution introduced by Daniel Poling of Philadelphia was not provoked by the Resolution but by the manner in which it was presented on the convention floor without going through the resolutions committee As is i suspect Poling method was adopted As personal publicity As a matter of fact a representative resolutions committee of 34 delegates selected by state caucuses brought in a War Resolution that was As patriotic and much fairer than that of it was unanimously accepted by the the opposition vote of one to five on the Poling Resolution didst express a pacifist attitude but rather opposition to the manner in which the Resolution was presented to the Poling resolutions declared that god has a stake in this War and that while War in itself is Liberty and brotherhood and human personality Are most when War is invoked against these holy there is no alternative but to Dedi Cate in their defense our our treasure and that which to us is dearer than physical the lives of our Wengel explained that the Genius of the Baptist churches is Independence of the individual con science and the individual Church unit and thus no extreme resolutions could de he said that he desired to clarify the conventions action and explain the Small minority vote against the Poling Resolution so the local j Church and also the National de nomination would not be Dis the Preshy icarian program the George Prentice of he first presbyterian Church is n Hearty Accord with the world program adopted by the Genera commencement services at Siena Heights set tuesday afternoon the most reverend Edward archbishop of de will preside at the commencement exercises and Confer honors on fort seven students of Siena Heights College at 2 in Walsh climaxing a series of academic and social baccalaureate june began with a High mass Sung by the student body in holy Rosary Chapel at at 8 Oclock sunday evening the very reverend Henry Rector of sacred delivered the baccalaureate father Donnelly chose As his text psalm verse 66 teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge for i have believed thy sol emn Benediction closed the Chapel then took place the traditional Torch Light procession in Trinity miss Betty Theisen of gave the during the symbolic cer Emony the seniors bade Farewell to their Alma mater and challenged the juniors to carry on the Torch of musical program tuesday afternoon commence ment ceremonies will begin with a Short program presented by the music and drama the orchestra will play my Beautiful lady by Caryll and the Cecilian choristers will sing cantata Dom Ino by Hassler and Queen of the the verse choir will present three at close of Day by a Rune of ancient gaelic and night sentry by Joseph the academic procession then will enter the auditorium As the orchestra plays the War March of the priests from Athalia by the entire student boy in Cap and gown will escort the graduates to the miss Sheila Oconnor of Pontiac will deliver the address of Wel after which the candidates will be presented by the very reverend Edward head of the department of religion and philosophy at the very reverend Robert of the Catholic University of will address the Grad candidates for degrees degrees will be granted to the following students Joan Burns and Margaret Detroit Frances Elizabeth Mary Ann Beverly and Janice Adrian Sheila Pontiac Olga Flint Dor Ris Jasper Martha Hudson Alice Springport Katherine Claire Cor East Lansing Elizabeth Ellen Joseph Mary Barbara Chicago Mary Catherine Ohio Melba Elizabeth Allen but Patricia Ann Des Iowa Margaret Glea Illinois Mary Jane Ohio Alice my Dorothy my Ohio Vivian my ister Thomas Ellen sister Mauritia and sister Marie Donald of the Adrian Sis secretarial diplomas will be re Vived by Rosemary Ohio Charlarae East Tawas Susannie Des Iowa Mary Lou Pontiac Marjorie Gable Ohio Olive River Rouge Rita Ann port aus tin Eleanore bad axe Marjorie Detroit Ahlene Metamora Jean Thom and Mary mar Garet to receive honors in recognition of their Scholas tic record and their excellence and leadership in extracurricular activities throughout the four miss Betty Theisen and miss mar Garet Gleason have been elected to Kappa Gamma a National Hon or society for Catholic women and miss Beverly Mapes to Delta Epsilon a National Long Jean Pierre and the following likewise will participate and receive degrees sister Mary Edmundine sister Benigna sister Mary Clementine Nadol and sister Mary Pas of the Felician Plymouth sister Mary sister John Aquin Sis Ter Thomas Assembly Church at of the presbyterian its recent meeting i the presbyterian Gener Al Assembly never has adopted a pacifist regulations of that nature having been Defeated year or two the presbyterian 1917 Assembly in endorsed a world peace organization and in 1923 urged the United states to join the league of the program championed by the Assembly in Chicago urged parti in expressed apposition to the poll tax and is sued an unequivocal against a Genera agencies should not be used in the preparation for but for the promulgation of this last statement was modified to allow for red Cross and other merciful enterprises to be sponsored by the a minority a minority report was presented also and signed by 13 laymen and three it put the methodist Church officially in the War by declaring in christs name we Are asking for the Blessing of god upon men in the armed forces and we Pray for and we Are Well within the Christian Posi Tion when we assert the necessity of the use of military forces to resist an aggression which would overthrow every right which is held sacred by civilized the debate was conducted on a very Leigh level without any applause in order that the matter would be considered As dispassionately As the vote was taken with the laymen and ministers balloting the results were for the 203 for the minority report and 131 against for the 170 for and 169 believing the vote too close for the Good of the Church a Delegate moved for reconsideration which was Defeated by an overwhelming majority and the minority report putting the Church in the War was the Michigan delegation by ballot voted 16 to tour against the writing in the May 18 Issue of the Michigan Christian Marvin said looked at either Side the recent vote of the general Confer ence on War is this is the opinion of Many who voted As Well As some who voted the minority report which won by the narrowest of margins a single it is also the opinion of this the victorious majority have Little to shout about and the losing minority Haven much to feel sorry but that int saying much for either Edisio keep the combat Man of would oppose War Resolution the ninth air Force in the air and International organization for peace to be formed As soon As pos sible was described As a necessity the time is at the Assem Bly when a Concrete begin Ning should be made to implement the Moscow declaration and the Connally both recognize the need for a world peace the Assembly also Reask for affirmed its approval of organized labor and collective bargaining As a More effective solution to la Bor Donald Roesch gets promotion to Corporal special in the Telegram a ninth air Force service command pro motion of Donald son of and Andrew Roesch of 235 North main from the Grade of private to has been announced by the service group of the ninth air Force serv ice command to which he is attached somewhere in the British a Corporal Roesch attended Adrian High school and was later employed by Roesch Brothers in Adrian As a a he entered service from fort Custer in july of last year and received training in the tech Nical training command in the United Corporal Roesch like the hundreds of others similarly align ii important in maintaining health and vigor that of Michigan have always considered any Compromise with Quality a violation of Public Michigan bread and will be Quality baked from the choicest Ingre constantly checked in our own Complete bakery Only bakery Laboratory in you May be assured that our High Laboratory fixed standards will be you can depend absolutely on the High food value of Michigan breads when Ever you buy this is our pledge to by name made Only by Michigan Security you owe it to your family personally we would have voted As the majority of the Michigan delegation the minor Ity but we deem it nothing less than a Miracle that after these years of the worlds worst War and on the eve of the european in the vote want More in favor of the minority report it the psychology of the time is on the Side of winning the War at All costs and not being too particular about the Fine Points of Christian the swing of the Church on the Side of War was much farther 27 years ago than j there has been real Progress made in discrimination Between what the function of the Church is in a Given situation and what it i is for that we Are Over the new Homes in Martin said i consider the stand taken at the general Assembly great pro Gress toward the ultimate stand of the Church on the ministerial vote showed a majority of but one for adoption of the Reso Lution while the Lay vote resulted in a majority of but it developed sentiment toward recognition in the program of the you Gen Foch said the business of the Church is to establish 1 do not suppose is a general who Hast said that War 5s the of the conference represents the Church at Large and individuals within the Church Are still left their own personal of Wengel who recently re Northwestern Heights Modem streamline solid Brick construction reach or occupancy Sale Price s6 000 each unit 5 rooms i0f Monty arranged interested Call no obligation to you Homes open until s Contact paint this Low Cost Way Presto Dull rooms Are made Gay All in one mix Teolie with muss or dry in an hour and there you colourful Beauty with no objectionable paint Al ready 16 entertain exclusive dealer Adrian construction corporation 302 National Bank phone s02 or your local real estate broker Stevenson lumber company washable Wafe thinned paint Honor society for Catholic colleges and likewise special Scholastic honors have been conferred on these students miss Theisen and miss Gleason will graduate Magna cum laude and miss cum news churches first presbyterian tuesday at troop 2 boy scouts of wednesday at a cooperative luncheon in the Church dining room for members of the missionary a pro Gram will follow the at 7 choir rehearsal at the thursday in the Church Parlours a meeting of the methodist Church Myress will meet thursday at 2 in the Home of Jacob Knierim of 1023 Hunt Holloway Circle will meet thursday afternoon in the surplus Money quickly Burns a Hole in your pocket or and vanishes into thin if you find yourself with extra pin them right Down by putting then in a Bank account then be ready for future use when you really need j Lena wee county savings Bank member Federal Deposit insurance Strong old Adrun Michigan Home of Frederick Kellogg on South main Frank Boydens Circle will meet thursday at the Church for a 1oclock potluck Lawton Church Circle will meet thursday night at in the Home of Charles mat thews of University the get acquainted class will meet Friday night for a hot dog roast at Riverside Park at Are asked to bring their own hot Rolls and a dish to first Church of Christ group one of the workers Council will meet wednesday at in the Home of Mae Hill of 445 Merrick Street for a cooperative seven bomber Crew member found by Santa Cruz de june 4 delayed a Lone american who said the bomber in which he was a Crew Man had been forced Down at sea 10 Days ago by engine was rescued from a life Craft off the Canary islands by Spanish Fisher men Spanish naval vessels were Dis patched to search for other Mem Bers of the planes the first Federal Bird Refuge was established by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 when he set aside Indian Island in Florida As a Federal reservation for s f but Here is 134 East Maumee cleaners phone 235 Gas appliances of tomorrow will fit perfectly in your Post Var Home hasten the Day when you can enjoy your postwar Home with every War Bond you can the Gas appliances of tomorrow that Are being created in Trie great laboratories of the Gas Industry will More than meet your Indest Gas ranges More Beautiful and with Many new time and labor saving refrigerators that operate like giving you More storage added Conven inc shot water Heaters that will give you oceans of hot water at the turn of a faucet Gas Allear around air conditioning units that will heat your Home in the Winter and Cool it in the summer by merely setting the these 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