Buescher worked at the orphanage as a summertime employee throughout his graduate studies at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. A second party to the settlement is the Rev.Patrick R. Click and the Diocese of Lafayette, Ind. Click and Buescher were classmates; and Click still works as a priest for the Lafayette diocese.
Msgr. Gregory Higley's letter below, describes in interesting detail the interaction of students with faculty members at St. Thomas Aquinas Preparatory Seminary, Hannibal, Mo. The circumstances of the cancellation of Higley's midnight meeting with Buescher and the St. Louis weekend that Buescher and the Rev. Manus P. Daly arranged with an elementary school boy are indicative of questionable behavior. For better insight into the information that follows, please read Childproof 18: Manus Daly and Absolute Trust:
13 February 1972 — My Eighteenth Birthday
Msgr. Gregory L. Higley
the most dear to me in all four years up
here. Not the only but one of the most. It s
tarted Saturday morning. You remember
[Dusty Anholt] – the guy that came down to
the lake while we were down there during
the summer. Well anyway, he went to
St. Louis with Fr. Dave [and] Daly Friday
nite to see [Jesus Christ,] Super Star.
Rev. Manus P. Daly