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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1961 THE OBSERVER ' D * IFAMILY CLINIC EIGHT COUNTRIES ASK HELP [ "------- ing enthusiastically received by the people of the Sterling] By FATHER JOHN L. THOMAS, S.J ]-t K deanery. E%hty-two~ adult students are attending a two-houri Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Louis University d-J .k ) class each week in order to prepare themselves to teach the] '"My first year in college and away from home finds me with fundamentals of our Faith to children and high school problem In the normal process of give and take it seems I'm r, Ac~,Tf--ve~t t~+~, + ~.+~; f .~ +,~;, "~lrr T~.k mL~ .1 "n t [ ~DIXXI'~LT UL'4 -- ~ua~J-z* UU UUUaJ-IS ,3[rt~JJ-l~uI,3 v~ a~n~t u~z~al ~w s. ounn ~,mas, u]e 1 lalways the giver, and now I feel that my classmates are taking American Ch,rch le~ders have 75 to 100 Derson~ structor of the course, is beinglMary parish in Sterling. line for granted. I'm a fine friend when they want something ~-~-~-,~-~,~ 9~n---tr ,g ~]~vn~Pn l:~rll]~t~ far vO unteer~ ~ ve assisted by three guest speak-I The areas from wh,ch the]but that's all. I've always been easy gomg--m.aybe becanse I've Serve in their countr]es'as"pta - thai-number- vil~-be-ans;b;ed ors compesens m mezr x~ems:ladult students come are as fol- always been overweight. I love people and doing what I can for pal Volunteers for Latin Amer- as soon as the personnel are them. Itow can I find a happy medium and stop being the giver ica available, Father Considine all the time?" the iRev. Dorrance Tranel, speaking on adolescent psy- chology; the tlev. Herman Par- tar; social problems and .moral lows: St. Mary, Sterling, 29; St. Andrew, Rock Falls~ ll; St. Mary, Morrison, 9; St: Patrick Amboy, 8; Immaculate Concep- tion, Fulton, 6; St. Ambrose, Erie, 5; St. Patrick, Rochelle, 5; St. Mary, Polo, 4; St. Anne, Dixon, 2; St. Catherine, Pro- phetstown, 2; and St. Patrick Albany, 1. principles; and Donald McGinn, the value and techniques of gut- dance. The fundamentals of Catho- lic doctrine are being taught by the tlev. Emil Falcone of St. Workers in The Vineyard By Lisa Ferris Within young m i n d s some- times lie many treasures. Lis- tening closely to a young 14 year old one day brought many start- ling discoveries to the worker. Here was a young person who was a good student, yet there existed within her personality the lack to "do something to help herself" in getting person- al things accomplished. It had been suggested by a school adviser that the young- ster be counseled and urged in- Community Chest Agency do anything you please; yol have the physical ability and you are a lot more able than older folks. Must Act But getting out and 'getting around is not all you must con- sider. If you expect to get any- where in the world, you must also look and act the part of what you want to be. In conclusion she wrote: "So, when you come right down to it, don't i'elax, is a pretty good motto. Do you agree?" Sometimes the philosophy that youngsters live by outweigh the proverbs of the old. LanguageLab Worth $30,000 ST. MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. --(NC)-- A $30,000 language laboratory has been completed at St. Mary-of-the-Woods college here. The laboratory has 30 student pditions, or booths, each equip-, pod with electronic recording and receiving instruments. The teacher's console has three tape recorders and a record player. Four different language "pro- grams" can be broadcast from it at the same time. Seven languages are being practiced in the new laboratory: French, German, Italian. Rus- sian, Spanish, Latin and Greek. St. Mary-of-the-Woods college, [ounded in 1840, is conducted by the Sisters of Providence. to using her many talents. After a number of talks, the worker asked the girl to write an opin- ion of what she had learned dur- ing the discussions. A simple theme was suggested. Brings Theme One afternoon the young girl returned to the agency with her r i t t e n thoughts. The tiff'e, Relax" appeared in bold print. Quick, surprised thoughts ran through the worker's mind. What an unusal title, in an era when "relax" has become a na- tional slogan. With interest the worker be- gan reading. This may be a sil- ly title, she wrote, ~but when you come right down to the base of things, it is perfectly sensi- ble. The whole idea of it is to push, push, push, as hard as you can. If you want something bad- ly enough, .you should have a certain urge inside to want to get out and get it. When you are young, the whole world is at your feet. You can get out and i ? MAY THEY REST IN PEACE ? i The following clergy of the Diocese of Rockford passed on to their eternal rewards on the dates listed. . Your prayers are re- quested for the repose of their souls March 8, 1936--The Rev. Benno A. Hildebrand, pastor of St. Peter, Spring Grove, is buried in Palm City, Cuba. March 9, 1943---The Rev. DanieI Lehane, pastor of Holy Cross, Batavia, is buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Aurora. - FREEP RT . . . SERVICE BODY CO. "No Job Too Large Nor Too Small" Phone AD 2-3S16 1 14 N. Walnut Freeport If I interpret your letter correctly, Millie, much of your difficulty consists in learning to survive in an adult, competitive society. Sooner or later, in one form or another, each of us encounters this problem as we move from childhood toward maturity. It is a real problem because it presents something of a dilemma. ON THE ONE HAND, in the true Christian family we are taught to trust others and cooperate. We give freely what we can, knowing that others will do the same. Real love is not cal- culating. Christian charity seems to require this approach and the trusting intimacy of the family circle normally fosters it without giving it a second thought. We enjoy doing things for others, "bearing one another's burdens," as the Scripture says, because we have no fear that the members of our family will take advantage of us. ON THE OTHER HAND, AS WE MOVE OUT of the intimacy of the home and start experiencing more hnpersonal relation- ships with a wide circle of others, we soon discover that people can be thoughtless, self-centered, even scheming and selfish. They seem to regard us ~s things rather than persons; that is, they love us for what we have or can give, not for what we are. : We sense they want to use us. Even when they're friendly, we feel they have ulterior purpose though' they may not be fully conscious of it. As you put it, "I'm a fine friend when they want something but that's all." HOW DOES ONE PRACTICE CHRISTIAN charity and yet avoid exploitation? That is the dilemma. You are facing the l~roblem so squarely now because your past seems to have been somewhat sheltered. This is to say, you probably grew up with a more or less self-sufficient, mutually trusting group of friends who were relatively non-competitive because your limited adolescent aims and activities could be easily satisfied within and throu~gh the group. AT COLLEGE YOU MOVED INTO A MORE ADULT world. The aims and activities of your classmates now extend well beyond the restricted scope of high school or all-girl groups. As the world of your classmates expands, they tend to di- vide their various fields of interest into separate segments~ classwork, school activities, dating and social life. Hence, they may be friendly to the "greasy grind" in class because they need her help; to the talented girl in school activities because this might give theman "in" with the right people; to the popu- lar girl because she can promote their social standing and help them get dates. THIS PROCEDURE MAY BE QUITE CONFUSING if you're still thinking of friendship in terms of an immature high school group. Almost without reflecting, many older girls tend to use whoever may be available--in class, at work, in social life. If you are easy going, they will take advantage of you, probablY arguing that you should know better. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Well, Mill,e, I think you should begin with a little self-exarpination. To be easy going, generous, and cooperative may be good traits if they are also associated with strong character and a realistic view of life. But they also may be signs of a tendency to take the path of least resistance, of a failure to develop adequate autonomy and individuality based on clearly defined, personal aspirations and goals. Indeed, they may even indicate an attempt to avoid the rugged challenge of adulthood,by clinging to the more protected, rglatively aim- less view of adoleseene. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT YOU ARE unconsciously refusing to grow up, to acquire adult goals and aspirations? I have a reason for asking this question. You stated "I've always been overweight." Although there may be many reasons why an adolescent is overweight,~I think most girls tackle this problem with considerable seriousness once they discover it interferes with their social interests. HENCE I CONCLUDE THAT IF YOU DIDN'T regard over- weight as a seri6us problem in high school, it probably means that you did little dating and found sufficient companionship with a group of girls among whom your overweight was taken for granted. Whether this situation resulted from lack of op- portunity for wider social contacts or from. unconscious desire to escape the challenge they offered, it left you poorly i~repared for the present. FRIENDSHIP IMPLIES BASIC EQUALITY and mutual re- spect. If your classmates use you without sharing friendship, it's probably because you have few wider interests and aims in common. Hence either enter their "world" or develop a more self-sufficient philosophy of life enabling you to "go it" alone. Then your giving will stem from personal strength rather than unconscious need for others. (Father Thomas is unable to answer personal letters.} FREE PARKING DRIVE-IN SERVICE Downer & River Sis. AURORA, ILL. FRIENDLY & COMPLETE SERVICE SINCE 1871 Member of F.D.I.C. I0rtuaries TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN AURORA High and Liberty Streets So. Lincoln Ave. end Clark Street ALL PHONES TW 6.7734 AMBULANCE SERVICE ~~~i~~l~~~|; Though only two countries were canvased extensively, bishops and religious commun- ,ties in eight. Latin American nations requested Papal Volun- teers. They asked for 78 teams of volunteers, including 195 un- married men, 29 unmarried wo- men and 23 married couples, to do such jobs as these: --- Four single men, special- ists in catechetical instruction, to establish and direct a die- cesan school among Indians in Huancavelica, Peru. A doctor, a laboratory technician and a radiologist to [work in a mission hospital in Guama, Brazil. --- Two married couples to organize Christian family life movements and teach reading and writing to Indians in Aya- viri, Peru. --- Three craftsmen to e s- tablish a manual training school in Barquisimento, Venezuela. -- Three communications ex- perts to set up an educational radio station in Riobamba, Ec- uador. -- Three single women social workers for clinics in the wor- kers' section of San Jose de Mayo, Uruguay. The list of requests was made ~ublic here by Father J. ~0n- sidine, M.M director of the La- tin America Bureau, National Catholic Welfare Conference. The bureau is the o f f i c i a 1 agency for receiving invitations for U. S, volunteers. The na- tional secretariat of the pro- gram is at 720 North N u sh Street, Chicago 11, Ill. The timetable for the pro- gram calls for the first U. S. volunteers to be in the field next fall. Objective for 19,61 is i said. Peru and Bolivia Major attention so far has centered on only two Latin Ameri6an countries -- Peru, from which 46 of the 78 re- quests Ior teams came, and Bolivia, lrom which 11 re- quests came. Father Cons,dine expressed gratitude for the co- operation of the Apostolic Nun- cios in those two countries Archbishop Romnlo Carbon, in Peru and Msgr. Carmine Rocco in Bolivia. The six other countries from which i'equests have come are: Brazil, three teams; Chile, six teams; Ecuador, five teams Mexico, three teams; Uruguay one ,earn; and Venezuela three teams. Carlos Sir, assistant direc- tor of the N.C.W.C. Latin Am- erica Bureau, speculated that if all 20 Latin American nations had been canvased, "we woUld have had requests I o r more than 1,000 teams." He said the initial requests do not represent the total need in Latin America, but only skim the surface. T h e Papal Volunteers pro- gram was launched last Aug- us, by the Holy See to help meet the needs of the Churdh in Latin America. 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