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January 15, 1950

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Sunday, January 15, 1950 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR News Section--Page 9A Report Chinese Reds Planning 'Catholic' State e State-Sponsored Move Against Church Started, Maryknollers Predict Maryknoll, N. Y.--(NC)--"Re- actionary" and "imperialistic" are labels being anplied to American missionaries in communist China, according to word received at Maryknoll headquarters here. Ob- se,'vers report a rapidly develop- ing Red "line" similar to that fol- lowed in Czechoslovakia and Hun- gary. Indirect assertions and warn- ings concerning "the new Holy Al- liance against communism" are seen daily ir the Red press at Sha,ghal, Yelping and Hang Kong. "Missionaries," one paper said, "especially those of the Cath- olic Church, are the forerunners of imperilaistic invasion." Hwa Hsiang, Red daily in Hang Kong, has announced a commun- ist plan to organize a state-spon- sored "Catholic" movement in op- ~Iosition to the Church in China, aryknollers report. Missionaries observe that the Czech experi- nent, which at first caused con- fusion among the lai' and even some of the clergy in that country will undoubtedly set a p~ttern for the "protection" that communism in China intends to give by its pr'nciple of religious freedom Meanwhile, on the pretext of preserving freedom of the press in "New China," the communist pro- paganda committee in Shanghai issued an eight-point set of regu- lations governing Chinese news agencies. Under the regulations publishers are required to submit l complete personal and business histories, inclu]ing past and pres- ent political affiliations, before receiving "temporary" permission to publish. Under the regulations no material contrary to commun- ism or the government may be printed. When issuing an order for the revision of school textbooks, Tai _~ Pai-tao, director of the Munici- ~pal Education Department of the ~Shanghai Culture! and Education- al Control Committee, declared: "Textbooks must speak for the masses of the people, and not in behalf of the great landlords or bureaucratic capitalists. They must be written from the stand- point of the Chinese people, and not be mere translations of for- eign works without change . . . They should encourage science and oppose superstition." In addition to regulatory meas- ares imposed by communist agen- cies, American misioners report, a6ts openly hampering church ac- tivities have been justified by Red troops and sympathizers as neces- s, ary for the "public welfare" or for production. An instance is related of a pas- tor being interrupted while dis- tributing Communion on the grounds that the rite was "anti- hygienic." Private confessions in the church were forbidden, al- though Christians were told: "If you wish to confess your sins aloud and publicly, that will be lawful." Four-Year Nursing Program Established At St. Louis U. St. Louis, Mo.--A new four-year program in basic nursing, combin- ing both the academic and profes- sional studies required for a bach- elor of science dcgree and a cer- tificate in nursing, will be offered by the Saint Louis University ' School of Nursing beginning with the fall semester of 1950, the Very ReD. Paul C. Reinert, S.J., presi- dent of the University, has an- nounced. The program leading to a Bach- elor's degree has been reduced from five years through a careful analysis of subject-matter content and integration of closely-related areas, Father Reinert stated. Ordi- nary hospital programs, he pointed lut, confer only a certificate of ~ursing upon the completion of three years of study, with an addi- tional two and a half to three years required for the degree. The integrated program will in- clude the biological and physical sciences, the humanities, religion, education, philosophy, psychology, sociology and basic nursir~g areas such as medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and psychiatric, as well as tuberculosis and public-health nursing and out-patient service. THE THE VATICAN' High above the Vatican gardens framing the graceful dome of St. Peter's, towers of the radio mast of Station HVJ, the "Voice of the Vatican." From this station will be broadcast many of the cereo monies of the Holy Year of 1950. Installed during the reign of Pope Plus XI, by GugUelmo Marconi, inventor of radio, the latest tech- nical developments have been added recently, so that the "Voice" in many languages, may reach the greatest possible number of people. The modern radio station is near the remains of the old wall built by Pope Leo IV in the ninth century. (NC Photos) Father Douglas Brown, Former Protestant Minister In U. S., Celebrates Mass In Ouebec Quebec--(NC)--Returning to Boy Scouts Head the chapel of the Religious of Voted CYO Award Jesus and Mary at Sillery, where he had made his profession as a New York -- (NC) -- Amory Catholic, the ReD. Douglas Houghton, president of the Boy Brown, a former Protestant gin- Scouts of America, has been named ister in the United States, cele- to receive the 1949 New York brated his first Mass there as a Catholic Youth Organization Club Catholic priest. Father Brown was 37 years of age when he decided in 1946 to become a Catholic, with the hope that one day he might also be ordained a priest. Having quiet- ly left the district where he had been serving as a Protestant minister, he entered the convent of the Order of Jesus and Mary at Highland Mills, N. Y., to wait for a passage to Rome. At that' time a ship strike held up his departure and his plans were halted. of Champions Award, it has been announced by William E. Hill, CYO president. The presentation will be made by His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, at the annual dinner of the CYO board of directors here on February 7. Mr. Houghton is the 16th reivient of the award. Coming Events Andrew Wintercorn Heads St. Peter's Holy Name Society Rockford--The Holy Name so- ciety of St. Peter's parish chose Andrew F Wintercorn as president at the annual Father-Son break- fast in the Nelson hotel, Rockford, following the reception of Holy Communion at the 8 o'clock Mass The largest attendance ever had at this affair. 213 fathers and sons we~ served breakfast at the Nelson hotel. Sister Josella of the Sisters of Loretto, who teach at St. Peter's school, spoke on her war experiences in Shanghai. Two short movies on sports were shown to conclude the meeting. Beverages in the parish church. Chosen vice oresident was Maurice Madden. ,~S~S1, 0, BUDWEISER Robert Billingham was named sec- retary, and Leonard Weeg, treas- SOLD EVERYWHERE urer. Elected as directors were S. TWIN CITY PRODUCE CO. L. Lafond, Claude Franz, George Bienemann and Donald Griffin. I Sterling Mattress & Upholstering Co. J The Best in Mattresses and Upholstered Furniture I 303 Third Ave. --- Tel. 1242 Sterling T. J. O'BRIEN REALTOR Office Phone 505 Lawrence Bldg. Residence Phone 1044 STERLING, ILLINOIS 2548-W FRANK EWING MOTOR SALES Your FORD ~ MERCURY -- LINCOLN Dealer FISK TIRE DISTRIBUTOR Far Prompt Courteous Service 208 Third Ave. Sterling, Illinois "TRADITIONALLY FINE FLOWERS" 205 18th AVL ROBERT A. LUNDSTROM STERLING, ILL. VANETTI'S HOME SUPPLY & AUTO PARTS CO. ON NORTH LOCUST ST. IN STERLING ILLINOIS Phone 386 A. J, Vonetd MERVYN H. REED J WASHERS -- DRIERS -- IRONERS | BENDIX AUTOMATIC HOME LAUNDRY l 3 W. Third Street Sterling, Illinois I l ROCK FALLS DAIRY HIGHEST I PASTEURIZEDsTERLINGDAIRY PRODUCTS QUALITY " P. H. Koup Phone Moin 913 H. N. Kaup A & S DAIRY, Pasteurized However, the Rev. L. Caston- Homogenized guay of Quebec chanced to visit 421 Ltl~-II;'lr 1" -rcoH~,n .lL .......... ' " ..... "" MIlK the convent at Highland Mihs Aurora ~ ~" and invited Mr. Brown to return Jan. 22--Dance -- Catho-Chori to Quebec and continue his club--Knights of Columbus hall ..... ~ .... d studies while staying at the Or- Jan. 23--Card Party--Mrs. Bert kJ /~mmi"~l ~m~dl~ der's convent in Sillery, where Esser Home--sponsored by Unit ~l ~1 lr ~ ~ .~ Father Castonguay was chaplain 9, St. Anne's societyof Holy ~ m~ .~ Mr. Brown continued his studies Angels parish, lii ~Hr,II ~hdl~Iml~-11 ~~ under Father Castonguay and Feb 2--Card Party--auspices of ..... -~" "~_~_~'ll l/JIB~ ReD. L. Dumas At Sillery Mr.St. Anne's Society of Sacred Heart! dU2 4th Ave, Sterling I Brown made his profession of narish , _. - 11 faith," was given condltmnal bap- Feb 8 9 Annual Car's v"ar'ty,~-- FIIOnet Imll|ll _JM~ flrr,,.. :.,:.,,',,ill tism and was confirmed. ." -, "U. ...... -" .......... auspices Lames ,~uxmary ot Ma- ~,ater ne s~ualed theOlogy un- dnnn~ TJ;=h .~hn.1 der the Jesuits at Loyola Col- SWARTLEY S GREENHOUSE 1o~o ;. M~.t~l h~;.~ -rdain~dApril 21-23--Rummage Sale-- "~" .................. ~' ~- ~ auspices Ladies Auxiliary of Ma GREENHOUSE FRESH FLOWERS to the priesthood by Archbishop . , - os r n a nt donna Hlgh School J eph Cha bo ne u, of Mo - ~, . " Tel. Main 2064, Sterling 1706 E. 5th Street real. Following his Ordination ,, ~gm ,, f two eal he Feb 4 Cradle Hop Baker and an absence o y "s -- . . ,--. leturned toSiller- to sa-" his Hotel--auspices S~. Joseph Junior I ~ -- -- .y J' . Hospital league first Mass. -- ".o . Implements IJ D d'llll lOCKIOrU r II ~ m-m m~ m m m m G ........ Feb. 9--Card Party--Muldoon' McCormick Deerin- al J Meeting rlanneo High School auditorium -- aus- i " " IJ1 arRaCK FALLS St Charles Societv oices Muldoon Educational auxil- Machines II I"eATING ( IIDDI I1: ~ iary ..... . ~ II 1 PLUMBING ~llU//LIIL , Trltz Implement t;o. II i St Charles--St. Theresa s so- m.lnMl~ o, II J PHONE 810 " ' r ' " ........ " cmty of St. Patmck s chu ch will , ~.~ I ......... t - holci its regular meeting at 8 p.m. ~ I~I~ ]~i Tuesday, January 17, in the school I ~ I~1, . hall. Several important topics will ~~~llbl~ II III R.G. FULLER be discussed and all members are I "~jle" II .%liE I IVAN'~ I/I WnhlSofidSmallCII er VVHHBTni V urged to plan to attend After the Lar.est sellin~t ele ?;'cl II ._--. , n... 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