MR. JACK FORD, one of the Catholic Social Guild's bestloved members, died on Sunday last week, aged 54.
Once a docker, he studied from 1930 to 1932 at the Catholic Workers' College, Oxford, on a scholarship provided by Mr. Charles Diamond, the then editor of the CATHOLIC HERALD who provided many similar scholarships for workers.
In 1935 he helped to found the "Catholic Worker ", and was its first editor. He was also a founder of the Salford College of Social Studies, and lectured there 1937-39 and during its post-war revival. When unofficial dock strikes were rife on the Mersey and Manchester immediately after the war, he played a leading part in bringing about settlements.