FR. BECK'S MILKY WAY WAS WATERY
Wearing waders, piloting an assault boat, Fr. Andrew Beck, Headmaster of the Becket School, delivered newspapers and milk to Nottingham families marooned by floods last week.
With four feet of water, after the floods had Nubsided, in the Church of the Holy Spirit, it is expected that for weeks the parishioners will have 'to cross the river for Mass. The Augustinians of the Assumption had to partially evacuate their school, and the Daughters of Divine Charity at Long Eaton were marooned in their convent for several days.
In 1946, 13 months ago, a wall of the Becket School had a huge gap torn in it by the 1946 floods. The City Council, the West Bridford U.D.C, and the Trent Catchment Board were still discussing the responsibility for this—when the 1947 rains came.
SIX LONDON GUILDS FEDERATE Representatives of six Guilds—Civil Servants, Printers, 'Transport, Nurses, Police, and Artists and Craftsmen— were present at a meeting of the new Federation of Vocational Guilds in London last week. • Messages were received from the Journalists' and Pharmaceutical Guilds.
Plans for mutual aid to existing Catholic Guilds and for exchange iof Information were discussed.
Mr. W. P. Flynn, 10, Eiger Avenue, London, S.W.16, is acting as secretary Archbishop Masterson has congratulaten the Birmingham C.Y.M.S., which undertook the stewarding at his reception in the Birmingham Town Hall after his consecration.
Mr. John Richard Oldfield, representative for Stepney, has been appointed Chairman of the Genera! Purposes Committee of the L.C.C., the co-relating committee which is the centre of the Council's work. Mr. Oldfield was educated at Eton and Cambridge, from 1929-31 was a Labour M.P., aid in 1929 was the Bishops' Tit-mince to the Catholic Educaticn Counc I. He has been in local Government. in Stepney for many years, PEN-FRIENDS FOR POLES Sections of the Young Christian Students and Catholic Action Cadets from three dioceses were al the Training Day held on Sunday at Somers Town, Miss Scott (assistant co-ordinating secretary) emphasised the aced for international friendship and the importance of realising that men and women of every colour and language are brothers and sisters in Christ. An appeal was made for pen-friends for Polish girls in resettlement camps in this country.
Scots M.P., Mr. John McGorern, speaking at a meeting, tinder the chairmanship of the Archbishop of Glasgow, last week, asserted that the imprisonment of the Archbishop of Zagreb was "not a Catholic issue, but an issue of rnaukind." Mr. McGovern revealed that one of his own constituents, Private John Parker, had been held in Yugoslavia siace last September wi bout any evidence that he Lad broken the law.
At Farnborough Mr. F, .1. P.nn uni Mr. J. Whelan, k.s.c., win contest seats in the Urban District Council elections on April 2. Both candidates' are receiving the support of a ioltu committee of Catholics.