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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TH1 HERALD Saturday, Mf Sex encyclical ftotally twisted? VATICAN CITY (AP) Sun- day is the fifth anniversary of Pope Paul's encyclical on birth REV. NAKAYAMA can Angli departs for mission COALDALE (HNS) Caaon G. 6. Nakayama plans to leave from Coaldale Sunday for fate second around-the-world missionary tour. He is sched- uled to return to Southern Al- berta Nov. 8. Canon Nafcayama, 72, is the parish priest in charge of the Anglican Church of the Ascen- sion in Coaldale. H5s tour itinerary Is filled with speaking engagements in Hawaii, New Zealand, Austral- ia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singa- pore, India, Thailand, the Phil- Bpines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Canon Nakayama visited 18 countries in North and South America, Africa, Europe and Japan last year on a similar tour. FLUENT Fluent in English and Jap anese, Canon Nakayama will preach in both languages, de- pending on the congregation he receives in Anglican and inter- denominational services. Canon Nakayama explained the purpose of his. tour "is to preach Christ so that some per- son, in some place, may be con- verted and that Christians may be strengthened spiritually." This tour will mark the sixth visit by Canon Nakayama to Japan. His wife will remain at borne in Coaldale. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES continuing mtmwlal Ph. 327-5322 w RACED IN HOTEIS, SCHOOIS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th St. S. J. I CHAPMAN, Minister Mr. 0. Maisey, Organirt "DIAL AN ANSWER" 327-4774 Family Service a.m. (Worship service for adults Classes for Children) Evening Service pjn. EVERYBODY WELCOME control and Vatican circles ac- knowledge that it is widely dis- regarded among the world's 600 million Roman Catholics. The encyclical Humanae Vitae, Of Human Life, main- tained the Church's ban on the use of any type of contraception except the rhythm method of periodic abstinence from sexual intercourse. The pope ruled that violation of the ban is a sin for Catholics, restating the Church's tradi- tional stand, and that ruling stirred a worldwide challenge to the Pope's authority and ran counter to tbe hopes of millions of Catholic couples that the Church would revise its stand. The pope ignored the recom- mendations of a majority of a 75-member birth control com- ission that he permit con- traception. Many priests, bish- ops and even cardinals said ei- ther privately or publicly that they disagreed with him and Catholic couples went on using birth control devices despite Humanae Vitae. One Jesuit theologian, Rev. Marcellino Zalba of Gregorian University in Rome, contends that the encyclical has been "totally twisted both in its in- terpretaion and apph'caion. NO SIN FOR MOST "You simply cannot say that Roman Catholicism has one mind on tbe he de- clares. "When tee split on a moral issue is so deep, you can hardly expect a papal ruling to be couples. I think you can say the vast majority of couples commit no sin when they turn to contraception." However, the Vatican has never given public indication of any such leniency toward viola- tors of the ban. Another theologian, Rev. Rai- mondo Spiazzi, says he has heard that a new study is being made of tbe issue with the ap- proval of tbe pope or his closest aides. Few here doubt that Pope Paul is well aware of what is going on in the Church. An Ital- ian theologian said he told the Pope in a private audience about lectures he gave in Ital- ian parishes saving couples could interpret the encyclical as giving them free choice in the use of contraceptives in a wide range of cases. "The Pope told me flatly thic was not what he had in mine when he wrote the the theologian said, "but he re- frained from barring me from giving my lectures." Oppel says Laos capture taught love TORONTO (CP) Lloyd Op- pel of Comoz, B.C., the 21-year- old Canadian missionary who spent five months prisoner of the Communist Pathet Lao in Cambodia, said this week be "learned of the real meaning of Christian during his im- prisonment. "That experience was worth going to Laos he told 300 persons at the evangelical Hffl- top CbapeL Mr. Oppel is raising money for bis return to Laos in Octo- ber. He spoke on the "practical aspects of Christianity" for the 87th time since early May. "You just have to face up to the fact that the same thing could happen be said. He and fellow missionary Sam Mattix of Centralia, Wash., were captured last Oct. 28 and released March 28. Both said they "took each day as it came and refused to worry" about the future. Both said they are looking forward to their return to Laos. Mr. Oppel, a carpenter, was working on a school near Keng- kok when captured. Mr. Mattix is a trained para-medic. THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD RELIGION Were Christians hatching revolt's Korea cracks down on church leaders By ELIZABETH POND Christian Science Monitor In its latest crackdown on dissidents, the South Korean Government has arrested four Christian leaders and referred 11 others to summary court. The Seoul district prosecu- tor's office, in announcing the arrests, charged the four with an anti-government arrested include the Backyard baptism Curious neighbors watch as United Church minister, Rev. Berkley Reynolds and Janice Crichton take part in a backyard bap rism. The ritual was performed last weekend in the swimming pool of Toronto lawyer E ugene Burns. Janice was one of seven teen- agers and a married couple who re-enacted the Biblical rite in waist-deep water. Bingo program halt may shut church school planning revolt. Those respected pastor of the First Seoul Presbyterian Church, Park Hyorigkyu; an evangelist of the church, Kwon Ho-kyung; and a young former staff mem- ber of the opposition New Dem- ocratic Party, Nam Sam-u. The 11 who have been refer- red to summary court (which was set up to deal with minor offences) are mostly members of the Christian Students Fed- eration. Planned The tuning of the arrests ap- pears to have been planned carefully, as the charges con- cern an incident that took place more than two months ago and was widely known at the time. On April 22, at an Easter sunrise service in Seoul's South Mountain Park, some anti-gov- ernment leaflets 400, accord- ing to the announcement were distributed in the crowd of worshippers. According to all sources who talked to this reporter in Seoul shortly thereafter, there was no protest other than leaflet distribution. The prosecution charges, however, that the four Chris- tians were plotting a coup and attempted to lead demonstra- tors to occupy the capital build- ing, the KBS broadcasting sta- tion, and other government buildings. Relaxed At the time, the govern- ment's failure to arrest the leaflet distributors was taken as a sign that the government was a little more relaxed about criticism. The wave of arrests and beatings that accompanied declaration of martial law and removal of virtually all civil liberties last fall had died down. Koreans In Seoul thought the worst was over and, after a fearful silence of several months, again began to discuss the political situation guarded- ly with friends. The recent arrests may Indi- cate that the government re- laxation was only temporary, however possibly to creat a good impression during evan- gelist Billy Graham's recent visit to Seoul Information reaching Tokyo indicates that surveillance of Korean citizens' private con- versations has become more severe in the past few weeks. From the declaration of tial law until now, the South Korean government had more or less treated Christian lead- ers with kid gloves. But sentence was left hang- ing for months in the case of one Presbyterian minister ar- rested late last year in Chonju. And one prominent Roman Catholic bishop was released from house arrest earlier this year. London bells chime for Anne VANCOUVER (CP) There will be no more Tuesday night bingo games at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church School order of the attorney-gen- eral's department. And no more bingo could mean no more school. Bingo proceeds are a major source of revenue for the Catholic school and Rev. Brendan Boland doubts the independently-fund- ed school can make- it through tbe year without the games. "We would have to get them started at once practically to make it through tbe next school be said Tuesday night as he turned away hundreds of bingo players from the school basement. A letter tacked on the walls explained that the parish's lot- tery license had not been re- newed because the church was giving too much money away in prizes. REGULATIONS "Lottery regulations require that 25 per cent of the gross proceeds be kept for tbe church of charity. In tbe fiscal year ending April, 1973 the parish kept only 9.6 per cent. The letter, signed by F. E. Nelson of the attorney gen- eral's department, also stated that another application for a lottery license from the church will not be considered until next Jan. 1. "I don't know if we can keep it operating." Mr. Boland said. "I don't even know if we can pay tbe teachers." STAFF The school serves about 175 children from grades two to eight and employs seven full- COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH First Baptist Church 1614 5th Avenue South 1st! Srti Avenue South Rev. G. K. CHURCHRU M-D.v. MRS. H11DA COIEMN W. VANDERKOOY Draw near to God! SERVICE OF WORSHIP AT o.rn.-WHAT IS THE GOSPEl? Mr. Alon Maston preaching PLEASE NOTE: ONtY ONE SERVICE YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Go out to live time teachers, two part time teachers and a principal. Jim McConnell, a member of the bingo committee, said "our mistake was in telling them ex- actly what we were doing." The church was giving larger prizes up to for the jackpot in order to attract more people. "We did this from the fiscal year of April to April 1973, but we are now maintaining 25 cent and more because of growth said Mr. Mc- Connell, who claimed that ex- isting regulations favor large bingo operations and discrim- inate by forcing small ones to put aside 25 per cent, thereby reducing the size of their prizes and attracting fewer people. LEGAL AID He said the parish is seeking legal advice and intends to ap- peal the decision. The letter from the attorney- general's department stipulates that if a license is approved in 1974 the parish will have to set aside 25 per cent and an addi- tional 10 per cent until it makes up what it did not set aside under the last license. The letter states that should have been set aside, in- stead of the which was kept and that the organization was therefore short No betting, long hair or beards at JW rally TORONTO (CP) the old and the disabled, stands at tbe Woodbine race-'Closed-circuit television had track were packed this week but no one was placing any bets. The track was the venue for the Divine Victory Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses this week. By the weekend, officials esti- mate a peak crowd of will attend. Jehovah's Witnesses have come from throughout Canada and the eastern United Slates for the meeting, one of 60 inter- national gatherings being held throughout the world this year to prepore for the cleansing of the earth and the coming of a gcJden age. Despite the throngs, there was no sign of chaos at tbe racetrack. Areas were reserved to help spot any snags which may occur during the five-day gathsring. Unlike many festive group- ings, there are no beards or long manes to be seen among the Jehovah's Witnesses and not a mini-skirt in sight. "We want to avoid being taken for hippies, radicals or swingers in any one member said. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY "Tbe TRlflli That HEALS" School Service "TRUTH" WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM p.m. Open Toes, Sat By RONALD BARKER London Observer When Princess Anne marries Mark Phillips bells will be ringing for them all over Brit- ain: none more merrily than famous bells of London's churches. Bell rimers are dedicated chaps: they say that any peg is good enough to hang a peal of bells on, and what better peg could they have than a royal wedding? A peal of bells in its techni- cal sense is changes or more. On Queen Elizabeth's sil- ver wedding day in 1972 West- minster Abbey bell ringers made it the odd 25 for her years of marriage. And it took them three hours and 27 minutes. But on 10 bells, you could ring more than 300 mil- lion variations. Up to a few years ago there were only eight regular ring- ing bells in Westminster Abbey. Then, two years ago, six were melted down and re- cast, and two more were add- ed. The metal in some of the six recast bells is centuries old. The tenor ben, for exam- ple, was first cast in 1430. In the Abbey tower are two bells cast in the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, and when Queen Elizabeth the Second was crowned in 1953 they span- ned the 350 yean by ringing them for five minutes. DEDICATED I said that ben ringers are dedicated chaps. Those at Westminster include a doctor, an insurance agent, a Post Of- fice worker, school teachers, a builder, and a railway engine driver. They do it all for love. What a pleasant thing it is to discover that in this mer- cenary age there are men ready to give up their time for the sake of making bell music for an tbe people! Presbyterians plan to police pollution TORONTO (CP) Tbe gen- eral assembly of the Presby- terian Church in Canada has set up a committee to study policies and practices of com- panies in the areas of pollution rcntrol. opportunities of minor- ities, reduction of arms produc- tion and provision of adequate bousing and health care. All companies in which the church has investments will be informed of the church's con- cern in these areas and invited to discuss them. The church's pension fund alone has 96.5 mil- lion in corporate shares. A recommendation by a church committee headed by Rev. A. Lome MacKay Ham- ilton proposed shareholder pres- sure at company meetings if aeoewy. Another ation en- dorsed by the general assembly called for seffing of stocks and encouraging church members not to purchase products made by companies which fail to ac- cept social responsibilities. Incidentally, if you haven't been in London for the past 18 months you will not have heard a bell that was silent for the previous seven years. It is Great Paul, which Is tbe biggest bell in tbe British Com- monwealth. It weighs just un- der 17 tons and its clapper weighs more than half a ton. It's, not a very old bell It was cast for St. Paul's Cathe- dral in 1881 in the time-honor- ed mixture of 13 parts copper (for mellowness) and four parts tin (for Great Paul rang at. one o'clock in the afternoon and originally to call London, ap- prentices to a daily service of prayer. It was stopped in 1940 after the retreat from Dunkirk. INVASION The Government decided to silence sfl the church bells in Britain unless there was a Ger- man invasion, and then they were all to be rung to tell the people that Hitler had decided to try his hick. Great Paul's gentle, flat boom was stopped again in 1964 by labor trouble. The ringers felt, for one thing, that they were missing their lunch hour break. At that time it took four men to swing the great bell. The trouble was on in 1971 when tbe ringing was made mechanical and geared to ring when Great Tom ed tbe hour in tbe clock tower. Great Tom, by tbe way, was first cast in tbe time of King Edward the First, who came to the throne in 1272 701 years ago. It weighs just over four and a half tons. Wilfred Cripps, now fire offi- cer at SL Paul's, wound the clock by band for 34 yean un- til 1969, when it became auto- matic. It used to take ban half an hour, and in all those 31 yean he never bad a Christ- mas Day holiday. That's dedi- cation for you. IMMORTAL But perhaps the most famous ben in the world is Big Ben, 13 tons, and cracked, striking tbe hours for radio; tbe most famous that is unless you count Bow Bells, immortalized in nursery rhyme. A Bow Bell tolled the curfew in ancient days and wherever it could be beard, that was London. Hence the legend that a true Cockney is a person born within sound of Bow Bells. REV. YASUO 1ZUMI Buddhists take study in Berkeley Two Alberta residents are at- tending the graduate level summer session of the Insti- tute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, Calif. Rev. Yasuo Izumi, rector of the Lethbridge Buddhist Church, is attending under sponsorship of the Buddhist Churches of Canada. Frederick L. Ulrich of Stettter, is study- ing on a scholarship from the Raymond Hompa Buddhist Church. The summer session is con- ducted along centuries old oriental lines, modified by modern educational practices. Classes, conferences, and sonal discussions involve tbe students from eight in tin morning to 10 at night. Chief lecturer is Dr. sM Nagatomi of Harvard Uni- versity. Associate lecturer is Karl Eidmann, Studies to tbe Rev. Pbilipp counsellor in Hongwsnji temple, Kyoto, Ja- pan. Mr. Eidmann spoke in Lethbridge and Raymond three years ago. Mr. Izund serves congrega- tions in Lethbridge, Coaldale, Taber, and Picture Butte. He is particularly impressed by the great numbers of Cauca- sians in the United States, who are deeply interested in Budd- hism." SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720-21 S. Oeno'd t. Gfora, Evongtlitt Swndoy: Bibla Study a.m. WonlTip: o.m. end p.m. p.m. For infonraitoi and Home Shidv none-. 328485S 1 k A EVERYONE WELCOME m 1102 3rd Avt. South A. DANIEL GOlOSMITH MINISTER lOrOO-FAMJIY SUNDAY SCHOOL USKTY" SERVICE IEWIS R. COUINS Hospital Chaplain, Medfbrd, Oregon Aug. 13-17 Vacation Bible School 7-9 p.m. ;