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News Section--Page 6 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, March 30, 1947 Boy Scouts To Observe 'Bishop's Sunday', April 27 Rockford -- Approximately 400 Catholic Boy Scouts in the Rock- ford Diocese will observe Bishop's Sunday, April 27th, with Masses in local Churches, the Reverend Francis P. McNally, director of Catholic Charities announced yes- terday. Highlight of the obser- vance will be a service attended by Bishop John J. Boylan at Rock- Belvedere FUNERAL DIRECTORS WITTBECK WHEELEk SABIEN AMBULANCE SERVICE BELVIDERE, ILL. RECHT-FROELICH CHEVROLET CO. 330 South Church at Green St. Phone Main 5246 ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS Select Your Rockford's Largest Jewelry and Gift Shop "Jewels Bring Memories" ANtlERS JEWELRY & GIFT SHOP 118 W. State Rockford 310 Park Ave.  Rockford THAT GOOD @ GASOLINE SMITH OIL SERVICE Smith Oil & Refining Co. and Associate Dealers The Catholic Big Sisters of Roj:kford are recruiting boarding homes for underprivileged and home- less children. Hove you room in your home for at least one? If interested in coring for one or more little child- ren a day, a week or n month, please contact Rockford Catholic Charities, Main 2757. "ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW" STATE and CAPITAL TH EATRES CHARLES HOUSE EHTEPRISES, INC. ford's pro-cathedral. Scouts and scout masters from Rockford, Freeport, Geneva, Elgin, Aurora will attend. The day emphasizes the official recognition of scouting by the Catholic Church. During the past year scout troops have been estab- lished in all twelve counties of the Rockford Diocese. More than twenty-five troops are now enroll- ed. As a stimulus to scouting activ- ity, the Rockford diocese has an- nounced the awarding of the Ad Altare Dee medal which will be awarded to eligible scouts as part of Bishop's Sunday's activities Star scouts, who earn the required numbec of points by participating in church activities, are eligible for the award. In addition to passing an oral examination on Catholic doctrine and practice before special boards of review, the scout must serve 100 hours as an Acolyte, Server, Thurifer, Master of Ceremonies, Cross Bearer, Choir Boy, or Or- ganist. The table of "hour" points is as follows: Low Mass--1 hour; High Mass--l/ hours; Sol- emn High Mass--2 hours; Bene- diction-l/_, hour; Stations of the Cross--1/fi hour; Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament at tile time of the Forty Hours Devotion-- credit hours to equal actual time spent; Special public devotions held in Church (May Devotions, Lenten Devotions, Novena Devo- tions, etc.)--1/2 hour. Named to the special board of review as lay directors were Mi- chael Mihm, Amboy; Edward Ban- gasser, Freeport; Bert P. Snow, Freeport; Dr. Rudolph Mroz, Rock- ford; Leo Lelsler, Aurora and Adolph Meisch, Aurora; F. C. Wo- laver, Elgin; Russell Kelly, Ster- ling; A. J. Reinehr, Savanna; R. L. Wagner, St. Charles; R. F. Mc- Cormick, DeKalb; Albert O'Sulli- van, Belvedere; Ralph G. Lauer, Sub]ette; Charles F. Nix, Dixon, and W. J. Gleason, Harvard. Spiritual directors are the Rev. Fathers R. C. Troy, Amboy; S. J. Eye, Freeport; Philip L. Kennedy, Freeport; N. M. Richter, Rock- ford; John Tuchlinsky, Aurora; Michael Shanahan, Elgin; William Kriegsman, Aurora; William Bo- land, Elgin; R. N. Eipers, Wood- stock; Leo Ambre, Sterling; Fran- cis Miller, Warren; Paul E. Kun- kel, Savanna; R. J. Carse, St. Charles; C. A. Quinn, DeKalb; Ed- mund Petit, Belvedere; A. M. Kreckel, Oregon; E. J. Lehmann, Sublette; Walter Robert, Dixon; F. E. O'Rourke; Harvard; and Sister Marie Immaculee, Rock- ford. De00tk00 ond WllmelPl|s w Rockford--Mrs. Concetta Calacurcio, 65, 415 15th Ave., St, Anthony of Padua par- tsh, Mar. 20. Carl Ceprio]o, 49, 323 Kent St., St. Anthony of Padua parish Mar. 22. Edward Francis Carty, 77, 519 N. church St,, St. Mary's parish, Mar. 19. Marion Chiodinl, 46, 1010 W. Jefferson St., St. Mary's parish, Mar. 23. Mrs. Mary Healey, 54, 228 S. Church St., St:. Mary's parish, Mar. 22, Frank Saeck, 75, 1230 Blaisdell St., St. Patrick's parish, Mar. 22. Paul Veitkus, 59, 327 Ogilby road, SS. Peter & Paul parish, Mar. 18. Aurora--Jacob B. Backes, Lake St., North Aurora, St. Rita's parish, Mar. 23. Mary Ann Commes, 70, 1386 Indian Ave., St. Theresa parish, Mar. 21. John Franzen, S0, 908 Liberty St., St. Nicholas parish, Mar. 19. Alfred Leveque. 59, 223 Downer PI., Sacred Heart parish, Mar. 21. Belvedere--Hugh Devlin. 81, 903 W. :Perry St., St. James parish, Mar. 18. Cary--Mrs. Frances Srsen, 79, SS. Peter & Paul parish, Mar. 20. Dixon--Peter J. Blackburn, 77, St. Pat- rick's parish, Mar. 23. James M. Stack, St. Patrick's parish, Mar. 20. Dundee---Domintek Maretti, 65. 39 N. Lincoln Ave., Carpentersville, St. Cath- erine's parish. Mar. 23. Elgin--Miss Catherine Hemming, 85, Sexauer Ave., St. Laurence parish, Mar. 20. Freeport--Mrs. Anna Glad, 719 E. Iro- quois St., St. Mary's perish, Mar. 21. Miss Mary Leas, '/5, 421 Prospect Ter- race, St. Mary's parish, Mar. 19. Galena--Arthur Shannon, 75, St. Micb- aers parish, Mar. 19. McHenry--Wesley Guffey, 61, St. Pat- rick's parish, Mar, 28. Rochelle-- Mrs. Nellie Collins, 78, St. Patrick's parish, Mar. 22. St. Charles--Stefanos Itafolas, St. Pat- rick's parish, Mar. 22. Sterling--James Dawson, 83, St. Mary's parish, Mar. 17. Charles Goeke, 81, St. Mary's parish, Mar. 15. Tamplco--Richurd M. Kelly, 79, S. Main St., St. Mary's parish, Mar. 17. Virgil---George Berens0 86, SS. Peter & Paul parish, Mar. 19. "It hi a holy and wholesome thought [to pray for the dead." in the Diocesan Sports Arena BY CHUCK CREMER The 1947 Tournament of Champ- runs, sponsored by The Observer, and conducted at Marmion Mili- tary Academy, Aurora, was won by St. Mary's of Sterling. St. Mary's of Rockford, St. Mary's of DeKalb, and St. Nicholas of Aurora finished behind the Champions, ip that order. George M. Irehtnd, Marmion coach, directed the play. Sterling, showing the same fiery assing attack that was good enough to down all opposition in :he St. Vincent's Invitational and Whiteside county, got right to work on the crimson clad St. Nicholas crew, counting six times from the field before the Aurora boys broke the ice. Midway through the per- iod, although St. Nicholas never gave up the fight, it was apparent that Sterling would meet in the Championship tilt. the Rockford entry, which toppled DeKalb in the opener. The Rockford-DeKalb game was a close affair, the count ending in favor of the Forest city team, 27-25. DeKalb and Aurora, first round losers, took the floor for consola- tion honors in the evening, and an overtime was necessary to decide the winner. DeKalb notched two buckets and as many scotch tosses in the extr'l frame to win 34-28, for third )lace. In the Championship game, Sterling again started fast, and rolled up a decisive 37-13 victory, over Rockfo]'d. Rockford, having the novel distinction of being coached l)y Miss Matson, one of the few women coaches in the business,' plugged hard for victory, but the power and passing attack of the Sterling boys was just too good to be beaten. Father Gilbert, O.S.B., president of Marmion presented the trophy to the Champions. St. Nicholas and Good Counsel, Two Instructors Have Joined Our Teaching Staff They ere specialists in Saxophone, Trumpet. Cornet and Clarinet. Also private lessons In Piano, Voice, Ac- cordion. Hawaiian and Spanish Gui- tar, Banjo, Mandolin, String Bass, (lnstrumenls loaned to our students.) SEE OUR LARGE SELECTION OF NEW AND USED ACCORDIONS AND ELECTRIC GUITARS. AR-KI-TECK Rockcote PAINT Interior finishes Exterior Coatings Industrial and mainten- ance coatings "Rot-Stop '' stops rot in wood or canvas SCIENTIFICALLY AND CAREFULLY FORMULATED BY , Rockford Paint Manufacturing Co. ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS I I two Aurora grade school teams, !advanced to the finals in the Boy Ranger state tourney. St. Leo- opld's of Chicago fell before the Aurora boys, and St. Mary's of Mc- Henry were the victims of Good Counsel. These two Aurora teams will meet for the championship at! St. Nicholas gym Sunday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. The county amateur basketball tourney at Woodstock was copped by Harvard, who nosed out the Woodstock Knights, 47-45. The Knights lost a late four point lead, and Harvard forced the contest in- to an overtime, going on to toss seven points through the hoop, compared to five for Woodstock. Aurora Knights defeated all the Chicago and diocesan K of C. teams in the regular season and without the full squad took third place in the Aurora city tourna- ment. Last Sunday in the Beacon- News and 129th Infantry Invita- tional totirnament they started for the championship by defeating the Elborn Legion 59-43. 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