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) i. Sunday, March 14, 1948 Catholic Men's Club Speaker Rockford--The Rev. Robert P. chaplain of the Illinois Training School for Boys at St. Charles, Ill., will he the principal speaker at the regular March meeting of the Catholic Men's club of Rockford in the clubrooms, 310 Mulberry street, next Thursday evening, March 18, at 8 p.m. Topic of Father Donovan's talk will be "Bad Boys from Good Homes" and will be similar to the inspiring talk he delivered at Sterling to the combined parent- teacher's associations of three public schools there earlier in the month. President Ralph J. Baudhuin of the Catholic Men's club announces that the March meeting will be a father and son affair and that all members are urged to bring their boys with them. An invitation is also extended to all Catholic men and their sons in the city of Rock- ford and its vicinity to hear the noted speaker and to witness the other portion of the program plan- ned for next Thursday. At the second part of the father- son meeting the members of Sea Scout Ship 500, sponsored by the Catholic Men's club, will put on a special drill under the direction of their skipper, Dr. Eugene T. Leon- ard, Jr., and his assistant, Walter Muraski. There are more than a score of young men now registered in the Sea Scout ship 500 and they are earning all kind of plaudits for their accomplishments. This .unit was one of the first of its kind organized in the northern Illinois area. Elgin K. C. Festival Planned For Mar. 29 Elgin--Members of Elgin coun- ~cil, Knights of Columbus, are hop- "Wing to clear the mortgage on their club house with the proceeds from an Easter Monday festival, March 29, to be held in the clubrooms. Prizes of cash and many mer- chandise awards are to be made during the evening's entertain- ment, to which the general public is invited. / WAHL SILENT DRYER Operates on I10 Volts A. C. PRICE $9.75 WAHL CLIPPER CORPORATION STERLING, ILLINOIS THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Gilts and Bequests The Diocese of Rockford will gratefully accept gifts and legs- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make on acknowledg- ment of God's goodness to them. Gifts to the Diocese will be used for Saint Vincent's Home for Children and Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, for the education of worthy young men to the Priest- hood, for works of charity in an ever-broadening field, and for the support of religion in the needy areas of the Diocese. Bequests to the Diocese should be made in the legal title: "John J. Bovlon, Catholic Bishop of Rockford." Bequests to on indi- viduol parish should be made in the above title, but with o direc- tive stating that the bequest be administered for the benefit of the parish. Symposium At Fenwick Attended I By Four Cadets Aurora--St. Thomas Aquinas, the great theologian and patron of Christian Schools was honored Sister Veronika Notes Golden Anniversary Freeport--Sister M. Veronika, O.P., now stationed at St. Mary's convent, Freeport, celebrated the golden anniversary of her recep- tion into the Dominican order last Saturday and Sunday. A High Mass at 7:30 Sunday morning celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. C. F. Conley, pastor of St. Mary's, and sung by the children's choir of the parish, was the high- light of her 50th jubilee. St. Mary's guild has a reception at the convent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Clem Clarke and Mrs. James Richards in charge. Pour- ing at the tea table were Mrs. Frederick Oberhart, Mrs. A. L. Secker, Mrs. John McKinstra and Mrs. J. G. Herrington. A purse and other gifts were given the honoree by the guild. About 25 Dominican sisters, in- cluding some visitors from the Mother house, St. Clara's convent, Sinsinawa, Wis., where Sister Veronika received the habit on March 7, 1898, attended a special anniversary dinner served at St. Mary's convent Saturday evening. Monsignor. Conley and the Rev. John W. Ryan, assistant pastor at St. Mary's, were also special by hundreds of Catholic high school guests at the dinner, for which students in a symposium held at Mrs. Secker had arranged the din- Fenwick high school, Oak Park, ner table and prepared the attrac- Ill., last Friday. from tive golden jubilee decorations Attending the symposium using yellow roses and white Marmion Military Academy were candles. four seniors--R. J. Ferrari, T. J. Mulvihill, S. A. Perry and C. E. Mark First Feast Zidek and a junior, H. J. Powers, Day Of Native Saint accompanied by the Rev. Wulstan, speech instructor. Extemporaneous Lisbon, March 8--(NC)--His addresses by those present on the Eminence Emanuel Cardinal Gon- philosophy, pedagogy, works, life calves Cerejeira, Patriarch of Lis- and achievements of St. Thomas ban, celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Aquinas were on the program Mass in the cathedral here to mark which followed the Solemn High the first day of St. John of Britto, Mass in honor of St. Thomas. Portuguese Jesuit, since his can- onization last year. Plan Catholic Chapel At Purdue University Lafayette, Ind., March 8.--(NC) --A site has been purchased on the Purdue University campus here for a proposed chapel for the 2,200 Catholic students of the school, it has been announced by Bishop John G. Bennett of Lafayette, In- diana. General architectural de- sign of the new structure will con- form to that of other Purdue buildings, and plans include facili- ties for Newman Club offices and a library in the basement, according to the announcement. Stamp To Honor Author Of Uncle Remus Stories Washington, March 8.--(NC)-- Postmaster General Jesse M. Don- aldson has authorized issuance of a special 3 cent stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Joel Chandler Harris, creator of the Uncle Remus stories of Negro folklore, who became a Catholic shortly before his death. The stamp will go on sale on Decem- ber 9. FRANK EWING MOTOR SALES Youw FORD m MERCURY---LINCOLN Dealer FISK TIRE DISTRIBUTOR Fo~ Prompt Courteous Service 204 Third Ave. Sterling, Illinois Rockford -- Mrs. Agatha Keksel. 70, 1710 S. Main St.. SS. Peter & Paul par- ish, Mar. 1. Mrs. Nellie Bennett, 86, 1222 School St., St. Patrick's parish, Mar. $. Andrew Doran, 63, St. Jamm Pro- Cath- edral p~'ish, Mar. 1. John Jakulewicz, 215 Catherine St., St. Stanislaus Kostka pari~h, Mar. 1. John Thomas Lee, 1806 Ridge Ave.. St. Peter's parish, Mar. 5." Frank McClafferty. 77, 2319 Oxford St., :St. Peter's parish, Mar. 1. Mrs. Catherine Reesberg. 69, 1256 N. Main St., St. Peter's parish, Mar. 7. Donald Zirabelman, 17, 2618 10th St., St. Edward's parish, Feb. 26. : Apple River -- James A. Foley, St. ,,To- seph's parish, Mar. 5. Aurora -- Walter J. Hansen, 87, 920 S. Fourth St., Our Lady of Good Counsel par- ish, Mar. 7. Elgin -- Jame~ W. Lynch, 71, $I0 Di- vision St., St. Joseph's parish. Mar. 7. Freeport -- Mrs. Albert Balz, 71, 1331 S. Carroll Ave., St. Mary's parish, Mar. 8, Dr. William Leonard Karcher. 73, 1011 ;'TRADITIONALLY FINE FLOWERS" LUNDSTROM GREENHOUSES SOS 18TE AV.E. ROBERT A. LUNDSTROM STERLING, ILL. W. Stephenson St., St. Thomas Aquinas '* I v A N T 1" I parish, Mar. 3. . v n ,. ,-- -- -- Genoa -- Thomas Edward Burke, 65. I HOME SUPPLY & AUTO PARTS CO. St;. Catherine's .parhEh. Mar; 2. ""nt 18 mcrlenry -- mrs. r, caner mae rtl . , ON NORTH LOCUS1 ST. St. Mary's parish. Mar. 4. IN e, TI:I~LIN~ ILIINOI, Rochelle -- Harry Spath, 65. St. Pat- ....... ~ .... tick's parish, Mar. 6. Phone 386 A.J. Vmmtd st. Charles --- Stephen Roy Swanson. "~ I 3, 815 E. Main St., St. Patrick's parish, Mar. 4. i ~ Sycamore -- Mrs. Catherine Murphy St. MERVYN H. REED Mary'. Mar 3. " ~' . "It is a holy and wholesome thought ~ BENDIX AUTOMATIC HOME LAdNDkY to pray for the dead." ~ WASHERS --- DRIERS -- IRONERS REQUIESCA---'~- IN PACE ..... ,,. -- 'l~e Rev. Arthur R. Schmid died Mar. i'll W 11t|1~ ~ ~rglrllRIS, IIIIOOII 18, 1934 at Virgil, IlL, and is buried in Virgil. Ill. , I The Rev. Benno A. Hildebrand died I ,, . El Mar. 18, 1936 and is buried in P~Im city, ' I O'BRIEN II 'a The Rev. Thomas Oswald JoeL.ph Ma- %)i,. II] gulre died Mar. 18, 1946 and is buried in REALTOR ItSt. Mary's cemetery, Tampieo, Ill. ~-' :, II Grant, we beseech Thee, 0 Lord. that iPIIIIII lS.l,ll lit ndl~dl~IJLi 11 wl~m in this life, TlmU ernst near wnta itlilu.lfqm~ S~.ibe~e.~ I~,,.~-w |1 the Imez~l ofllee, my rejol~ In the gloz'~ i II I I I I ~;~ ~ ~ h~ven for evermo~. Amm~ News Section--Page 9A Two Special Easter Programs On 'Greatest Story Ever Told' New York--Easter observance will be marked this year by two special programs on the radio ser- ies, "The Greatest Story Ever Told." The wonderful reception given last year's Easter trilogy, on the same program, as well as on the Christmas cycle of plays which also received high praise from lis- teners, religious and educational leaders, encouraged the sponsor and the producers to make this: year's Easter programs even bet- ter than before. The first of the two Easter pro- grams, "The Betrayal and The Crucifixion," will be broadcast on Sunday, March 21, at the usual time of the broadcast, 5:30 p.m. CST, over the ABC network--in Rockford over WROK. The second program will be given on .Easter Sunday, March 28, and will be "The Resurrection." The first program dramatizes the Last Supper and the vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane, follow- ed by the jadgment of Christ, Pet- er's denial, and the crucifixion. The Easter Sunday program drama- tizes "The Resurrection," aandpos- Christ's appearance to the tles and Thomas, the doubter. Missioner Administers Six Sacraments Before Breakfast New York, March 8.--(NC)-- An American Jesuit missioner in the Philippines administered every Sacrament a priest possibly cat one morning before sitting down to breakfast, according to a letter from him to Jesuits Missions, pub- lished here. Relating that he had adminis- tered six Sacraments one morning before 8 o'clock, the Rev. Joseph Reith, S.J., wrote: "Besides say- ing Mass, I heard many confes- sions, distributed even more Com- munions, married four couples, baptized a sick baby and adminis- tered Confirmation to him. To top it off, I had a sick call and gave Extreme Unction before I sat down to breakfast." Rochelle Scene Of Two Rochelle--On Sunday, March 14, at 8 p.m., the children of St. Pat- rick's school will present two play- lets in the school auditorium, one entitled "The Lucky Cat," the other called "Mulligan's Magic." Music, songs, dances, drama will be woven into the plots of both playlets while the entire student body will bring down the curtain with a song entitled "You Don't Have To Come From Ireland To Be Irish." Appearing in speaking parts in the two scenes of "The Lucky Cat" are Richard Lower, Louise Caron, Richard Herrmann, Caroline Ellis, Lucette Caron, Michael Rowland, Jeannete Fenelon, Helen O'Brien, Bernard Farnham, Helena Kami- nski and Mary Lou Lange, with dance numbers to be presented by children of the first and second grades and by students of the seventh and eighth grades. A large cast is also scheduled to appear in "Mulligan's Magic." It includes Stephen Morrissey, Jack Connolly, Leanne O'Brien, Mary Louise Pobstman, Dorothy Helley, Jerry Rowland, Philip Tigan, John Walsh, Richard Schafer, William Lange, Edward Huff, Margaret Mary Clayton, Nell O'Malley, Ellen Larson, Diane Schafer, Thomas Reedy, Patricia Larson and Janet Ripp. An action song, ' The Four-Leaf Clover," will be performed by the boys and girls of the first and second grades while the third and fourth grade children will stage a "Peggy O'Neil" song and dance number. Boys from the fourth and fifth grades will take the part of fishermen. I Heurt [ of Dewe|ion i St. Anthony s Hospital-Rock- ford--Passion Sunday. mng- [S ROCK FALLS DAIRY Pasteurized Dairy ProdGucts S T E It L I P H Koup Phone Main 913 H N Koup A & S DAIRY, Inc. 421 LOCUST St.. STERLING Pasteurized Homogenized --Milk-- Trouth Funeral Home "'~VHERE FINE SERVICE COSl NO MORE" M. C. 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