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Sunday, March 14, 1948 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR News Sectlon--t'age Public Aid In Masonic Organ Msgr. O'Dowd Writes Outline Of Parochial System For Magazine San Francisco, March 8--(NC) --The Monthly Masonic Trestle Board magazine, oldest Masonic publication west of the Rocky Mountains, published here, in its latest issue throws its pages open to an exposition of the Catholic side of the question of public aid to parochial schools. In its leading editorial the magazine states: "In these columns we have con- sistently championed the Public School system and indicated the dangers inherent in any weakening in the barrier between Church and State. At various times we have found occasion to criticize the Parochial School system and the unceasing efforts of the powers be- hind it to weaken the Public School and 'chisel in' upon Public School funds. o:Or;,uesthat tion. On page six . . . we present the 'other side.' This takes the form of an article by one of the leading Roman Catholic educators of the West. In it, he defends the Parochial Schools and makes a plea for tolerance. "To some it may appear strange that such a contribution should ap- pear in a publication which has vigorously denounced that which the article defends. But this is America, glorying in freedom of thought, freedom of speech, free- dom of discussion. And toleration is the solid foundation upon which this nation has been built. Toler- ance, too, is one of our Frater- nity's proudest attributes. So it is with pride, rather than apology, that we have opened our columns to a worthy exponent of the Paro- chial schools' case. We are con- vinced of the justice of our con- vietons but believe that nothing can be lost by free and open dis- CUSSiOn." The editorial invites replies to the article by Msgr. James T. 0 Dowd, superintendent of schools for the San Francisco Archdiocese, entitled "The Catholic Partner In American Education." Monsignor O'Dowd traces the history of the )oarochial school system from eo- nial days down to the present time and points out that Catholic schools exist in recognition of the right of parents to send their chil- dren to a school of their choice-- a right based on natural law and upheld in a number of cases ad- judicated by the U. S. Supreme Court. He reminds that American par- ants have exercised this right to insure that their children will be instructed in religious tenets as well as other necessary studies. He points out that the U. S. Con- stitution is based "upon the as- sumption that man has innate dig- nity because he is a tree creature with body and soul, an intellect and will, emotions and social needs. He contends that the "edu- Phone Genoa 97 cation of such a man cannot be cut up into separate, watertight compartments any more than can his very person." Honor Society At Muldoon Inducts Six New Members Rockford--Bishop Muldoon high school, National Honor society on Wednesday, March 3, inducted six new members into the chapter with the Reverend John J. Fit- maurice, O.S.A., a member of the Muldoon faculty, as the guest speaker. Miss Patricia Whelihan, presi- dent, acted as chairman and intro- duced each speaker--Miss Patricia Holm as Character; Miss Janaan Laury as Scholarship; Miss Mil- dred Ary as Leadership; Miss Lo-i raine McCartin as Service. Miss~ Antoinette Cwynar read the names of the new members. New members of the Muldoon chapter are the Misses Joan Fran- ces Blake, Patricia Margaret Dwyer, Shirley Mae Friske, Janet Marie Gallagher, Catherine Fran- ces Hansen and Antoinette Mae Lietz. Pledges are the Misses Josephine Frances Mandera, Mary Ann Cash, Janet Joan Blomgren, Rita Ann Elliott, Patricia Rose McEntee and Mary Catherine Fitzpatrick. Junior members are the Misses Patricia Helen Fox, Joanne Irene Holzworth, Natalie L a u r e e n Raethz, Janet Frances Bohrer, Charlotte Ann Eyetalis, Marilyn Lueille McMahon, Mary Sue Lapin- ski and Mary Jane Solon. Two Casts .at Aquin High School To Present Comedy Freeport-- "Who Wouldn't Be Crazy!" a farce-comedy in three acts, by Katherine Kavanaugh, has been selected by the senior ST. PATRICK AT Looking at the first printed -eference to the time-honored tradition that there are no snakes in Ireland, is this interested group at St. Bonaventure College Library, St. Bonaventure, N. Y. Fr. Irenaeus Herscher, O.F.M., librarian, points out the reference to Thomas J. Wrenn. of the Bronx, N. Y., and Patricia Kelley, Allegany, N. Y. It is found in a rare volume, "The Properties of Things," by an English Franciscan, named Bartholomew, who wrote the work in 1240, a sort of Biblical Encyclopedia and compendium of medieval science, t~atural history and geography. The library has a copy of the first printed edition of the work, published in 1492, at Nurem- berg, Germany, city famed for its war-criminal trials. (NC Photos) Stage SetFor class of Aquin High school for its spring production with two casts Tourna[~rTent at work on rehearsals, and the first week after Easter has been chosen for the presentation of the Continued from Page IA two performances. Leading roles are being played ed in a creditable job with his team by Jack Daniels, Louis Mahoney, William McDonald, Jimmy Amp- winning 20, losing one and om deo, Nancy D'Inverno, Julianne game, that with Booker T. Wash- ington, ending in a tie. Ray Larra Curran, Marilyn McGinn, Diane is the team captain and James Wieneke, Don Newberry, Dave Burnett is the leading scorer. Vanden Brook, Lucille Hailer, and Dorothy Jean Bangasser. Weather interfered with last Also in the play are Bill Gal- weekend's regional tournaments, way, Bob McGrath, Mary Eliza- particularl: at Freeport, where beth Flynn, Bill Donnetly, Lucella three teams had to cancel Saturday Hagerman, Charlotte Rademaker, games because of their inability to Mary Pat Stein, Sally Clarke, Joan manipulate icy roads. Results of: Hess, Mary Ann Cassidy, Barbara other games at St. Vincent's show- Gastel, Bob Cramer,and Paulcd: ! Donahue. St. ,Ioaeph's. Freeport, 22. St. Anne'|. i i Members of the stage crew have Amboy. 2I (overtime} ! St. Vineent'e. Freeport, 40; St. Mary's !not yet been named, z,ut Dubuque, 12: St. Mary's Freeport, 85; St. Joseph's, ! Freeport, $I. Post-Lenten Card 2ost.. Vineent'*. 21: St- Mary's. Sterling, Pa/ty March 31 St. Thomas Aquinas, Freeport, 24; St. Mary's. 21. -- - --- St. Mary's. Sterling, 52 ; St. Mary's. Aurora--The post-Lenten card: Freport. 24. party scheduled by the Altar and l st`. Vincent's, 46; St. Thomas Aquinas. Rosary society of Holy Angels Tournament scores at Woodstock parish will be an evening affair produced the following scores: starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Stl James. Belvidere, 41; St. Mary'e, March 31, in the parish hall. MeHenry, 13. St. Laurence, Elgin. 21; St. Mary'J. De- Kalb, 19. St. Joseph%. Elgin. 27: St. Patrick's, St. Charles, 17. St. Jam~., 22: St. Laurence. 18. St. Mary's Woodstock. 18; St. Joseph'l. 17St.. Lauronce. 28: St. Joseph's. 18. St. Mary's, 24; St. James, 14. Officials of the Tournament of Champions have made arrange- ments through the Rev. Walter E. Lessman, spiritual director of the Catholic Youth of Rockford, to en- tertain the four teams, their coaches, priests and staffs at the CYR clubrooms 310 Mulberry street, between the afternoon and evening sessions Saturday. It is planned to have sandwiches and hot chocolate available for the players. Immediately folowing the chain- pionship game, the trophy offered by The Observer will be presented to the winning team. Regional tournament winners and runners-up have already received trophies awarded in their respective dis- triers. St. Mary's, Woodstock, put up the trophies awarded first, sec- ond and third place winners there and St. Vincent's did the same for the tourneli at Freeport, In Aurora and Rockford special awards were LJ LDING GUARANTEED BODY AND FENDER REPAIRING Factory Quality Paint Jobs FREE ESTIMATES were given to the first-place win- ners while medals are being made up for the second-placers in the Rockford eliminations. Large crowds watched the games in the regional tournaments and large turnouts are expected in Rockford Saturday afternoon and evening. Sterling Rosary Society To Meet Thursday, Mar. 18 Sterling--The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the life of St. Joseph will be the basis of the Lenten meditation of the members of St. Mary's Altar and Rosary society at their afternoon meeting, Thursday, March 18. Mrs. George McCue will be Program Chairman. Availabe for sewing will be ready-cut garments for children. Reports will be heard from the sick committee and from Mrs. O. L. McGinn on the proposed Spring luncheon. All the married women of St. Mary's parish are urged to come to the auditorium the after- noon of March 18 for this meet- in~. Spanish Gold Shipped To Moscow, Hew Book On Spain Reveals Zurich, Mar. 8 --(NC)-- More than 300 million dollars worth of gold bullion, representing the en- tire gold reserve of the national bank of Spain, was taken to Mos- cow by red leaders on October 25, 1936. according to documented in- formation now revealed for the first time in a book by Manuel Imenez Quilez, just published by Thomasverlag in Zurich, under the title "Spain and the UNO." Hampshire Parish Party March 17 Hampshire--The AItar and Ro- sary Society of St. Charles Bor- remeo parish will sponsor a pi- nochle and bunco party on Wednes- day evening, March 17, at 8:00 p. m. in the parochial school hall. Re- !reshments will be served. The annual Easter Dance will be leld on Monday evening, March 29, in the parochial school hall. HOLT'S Arch Service Station CONOCO OUALITY PRODUCTS YOUR MILEAGE MERCHANT Hector Caron HEATING HOME APPLIANCES Rochelle Illinois Carney & Longenecker [ Rochelle. 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