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|uncloy, April 15, 1945 i In The Service O[ Our Country AURORA-- Valter S. Bahrey, S 2/C, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Bahroy, lcet his llfe Jan. 24 when his ship, the U.S.S. xtractor, was torpedoed by an American ubmarine as a result o! mistaken iden- tity. Serving aboard a Marine transport during his first two years at sea, he is believed to have participated in landing craft operations at Guadalcanal, Tolagi and Bougainville. The U.S.S. Extractor vas enroute to the Philippines when at- tacked Jan. 24, all but 66 members of the crew being lost. Seamen Bahrey a member of St. Peter's arish is survived by his parents, one rather and one sister. A Memorial Mass was celebrated Thurs- tay morning in St. Peter's church. The ]Rev. J. A. Rzeszotko, pMtor, officiated. ]Roosevelt-Aurora post No. 84 AmeriCan Legion participated in the memorial aer- vice. AURORA-- SergL Emil H. Wetten was killed in action at Iwo Jima, March 15. A Memorial Mass was celebrated Thursday naornlnff. April 12, in St. Joseph's church. BELVIDERE--- LieuL James Browne 24, son of Mrs. John Browne, and hus- band of the former Alice Keating, was ]killed in action near Bergheim, Germany, on March 2. He vohzntecred for army service May 6. 1942 and received his com- mission at officer candidate school at Fort Banning, Ga. Later he received special training in chemical warfare and left for overseas servlcle last September. On Jan. 18, Lieut. Browne had been awarded the bronze star medal for xneritorious ser- vice in connection with military operations against the enemy in Belgium from Dec. 16 to 18 during the start of the great German counter-offensive that resulted in the Nazis' winning of the "'Belgian bulge." Survivors in addition to his wife and 7nether are three brothers. Pot. Charhm :Is with the army in Eurole. A Memorial Mass took place In St. Jarm church Thursday, April 12. The Rev. Willis Bradley of Sandwich, former assistant pastor of St. James, officiated. Members of America.n Legion httended. Deaths ROCKFORD-- Mrs. Mary C. Schaad. 80, 1624 7th Ave,. St. James Pro-Cathedral )mrish, April 5. Mrs. Mary Shields, 73, 927 Wovdlawn Ave., St. Peter's parish, April 4. Mrs. Charles Spurr, 66, 209 Irving Ave.. Bt. Patrick's parish, April 0. AURORA-- Mrs. Anncbelle Luebbers. 25. ]xposltion View. St. Rita's parish, April 4. Charles F. 1Hitchel], 79, 703, Main St., St. Mary's parish, April 2. Katherine Weber. 74, 405 Mountain St., Et. Joseph's church, April S. DIXON-- James F. Lynch. 63, 8i9 E. 6econd St., St. Patrick's parish. March 29. I I -i Morrison Funeral Service REYNOLDS' FURNITURE STORE Fmmithll, Rm, LInleums Sewilqll Machines, Picture Framing UNDERTAKING Roy Hammer Day Phone 122 Embalmew Night Phone 227 Savanna Funeral Director R. G. FULLER Licensed for Illinois Grid lovqm Furniture Floo Coverings Day 555  Phones  HiGht 1325 L Henry Wenger, 68, St. Patrick's par- ish. April 5. ELGIN-- Matthew Conner, 139 College St., St. Mary's parish, April 6. Mrs. Margaret Farley Spillard, 83, 1fi4 N. DuBois Ave., St.' Laurence parish, April 8. ERIE-- Charol Martens, 66. St. Am- brose parish, April 5. ST. CHARLES-- Axel VanDeWoestyne St. Patrick's parish, April 5. STERLING-- John Bellotti, 89, 02 Wallace St., St. Mary's parish, April 3. Mrs. Rex D. Manning. 58, 607 7th St., Sacred Heart parish, April 2. "It is a holy and wholesome thought to ,ray for the dead." Gifts And Bequests The Diocese of Rockford ,will gratefully accept gifts and lega- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make an acknowl- edgment 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 edu- cation of worthy young men to the Priesthood, for works of charity in an ever-broadening field, and for the support of re- ligion in the needy areas of the Diocese. BequeSts to the Diocese should be made in the legal title: "John J. Boylan, Catholic Bishop of Rockford." Bequests to an individual parish should be made in the above title, but with a directive stating that the bequest bd administered for the benefit of the parish. Sterling News The Young Ladies Sodality of St. Mary parish will receive Holy i Cbmmunion, Sunday, April 15. All i members will remain for the pub- i lic Thanksgiving after Mass. Last Friday evening, members of the sodality sponsored a most suc- cessful Old Time Dancing party in the school auditorium. During the present week Holy Name memberships are being re- newed here. Every man of the parish is a member of the Holy Name society, and a large number subscribe for and read regularly the official publication, the monthly Holy Name Journal. On the sec- ond Sunday of each month all mem- bers receive Holy Communion and offer Mass for the welfare of nearly fiv hundred men of the parish now serving our Country. The final weekly card party of the 1944-45 social season will be held Wednesday evening, April 18, with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wahl as chairmen, and Mr. and Mrs. John Hill as co-chairmen. Starting last October 4, the parties were spon- sored by the Altar and Rosary So- ciety officers, who made a mag- nificent record of sociability and financial returns. The following students merited places on the third quarter honor roll of Sterling Catholic Commu- nity high school here: With an average of 90 or above in schol- arship and deportment, Seniors, Dixon I OLDSMOBILE SALES & SERVICE Valvoline Oil -- Anti-Freeze -- Batteries MURRAY AUTO COMPANY Phone 100 Dixon, Illinois I NEVER WORRY  DEPEND ON MURRAY I I Florist Cook's Flower Shop 108 E. FIRST STREET FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS PHONE 678 i Cafe THE DIXON COFFEE HOUSE 521 South C=leno Avenue Phyla X 614 "Good Food Is GoOd Health" THE OBSERVER Lorraine Vanetti, Marjorie McGinn, Marie Jiminez, Marie McKenna Susan Weavor, Raymond Wahl Alice Panscik, Mary Pat Janet McGinn and Neva Jo Mc Cue; Juniors, Marilaine Anning, Margaret Dawson, Clarise Hellem, Margaret Mary Whelan, Edward Keefe and John Smidebush; Soph- omores, Pat Loos, Teresa McGinn i and Dolores Pro; freshmen, Rena- to Adami, Norbrt Aldrich, May Cordell, Larry Cregan, William Hellman, Patrick Henry, James Kampmeier, Doris Kelly, Jean Mc- Cue, Elwin Rosengren, Margaret Ryan, Mary Simpson, Donald Te- han, Betty Vanetti, Bernadine Waldschmidt and Jacqueline Zeien. Students who have had perfect attendance and punctuality are: Neva Jo MeCue, Lorraine Vanetti Marilaine Anning, Kenneth Jacobs Celeste Kraft, Ruth Ramos, Patty Saunders, Dolore Pro, Marilyn Flynn, Pat Loos, Beverly Blanding, Teresa McGinn, Rosemary Keegan, Mary Ann Walther, John Murphy, Jean McCue, Robert Newell, Pa- tricia O'Connell, Elwin Rosengran, Margaret Ryan, Arthur Sword, Donald Tehan, John True, Anita Valenti, Betty Vanetti, Clifford Yell, Jacqueline Zeien, William Betty Gipson, Renato Adami, Pat- rick Henry, Mary Adams, Betty Laurr and Rosemary Ellsworth. "Please remember me to the good Sisters and to any of my old friends that are still in Sterling" is the closing paragraph of a V-Mail let- ter received this week from Cap- tain John Anderson, now well with- in the borders of Germany. Captain Anderson tells that several weeks earlier he enjoyed a 72 hour pass in Paris, France, with his brother Major Paul Anderson, who is sta- tioned in Paris. It wits the broth- ers' first visit in several years. Another brother, Captain Leo An- derson is now in the South Pacific. Alumni of Community high school will be reminded by Captain An- derson's letter of his oldest broth- er, Charles, who was a member of the Charter Class of graduates of the school and played basketball and baseball for the Blue and White. Back in World War I days the now Captain Leo Anderson was recruited from the primary depart- ment of St. Mary grade school to play the role of "The Prince" in the local high school's first annual school play "In the Palace of the Polish Prince." James Anderson, the second son, also attended Com- munity. The parents of the five boys, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Anderson. moved several years ago from Sterling to Aurora, Illinois, and now are at Chippewa Falls, Wiscon- sin, where congratulations go to them on the excellent military rec- ords of their sons. S/Sgt. Paul Phillips has returned from 22 months' service overseas and was able to spend a short leave with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phillips of St. Mary parish before reporting aft Santa Aria, California, for hospi{al treat- ment. An editorial appearing in the March 21 issue of "The Web," bi- weekly newspaper of Webster Col- lege, is of especial interest in Sterling and Rockford. Referring to the patronal feast of the Sisters of Loretto, it observes: "Friday in k [ News Section  Page S UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN Forty Hours of .j Devotion St. Catherine's, Dundee, Second Sunday after Easter. St. Stanislaus, Rockford, Second Sunday after Easter. Riding on the railroads is a cus- tom Of long standing. SPONSORED BY THE IOWA CHILD WELFARE RESEARC.H STATION Parlor Tricks One day there came a letter with an unusual request. It read, "Please tell me how to make my little three-year-old sing in Sun- day School. She has a sweet little voice but she won't open her mouth he " away from me. This mother's anxiety opens up the question of parlor tricks for young chihiren. Sbould they be "made" to recite pieces, count to ten, and show off generally for our friends ? One boy of four could astound his mother's guests by correctly repeating the entire Greek alpha- bet. He had, of course, been taught by rote and had no notion of the meaning of the words. A child who was learning to talk was put through his tricks for the other passengers on a bus. His mother asked him many times over to tell the people his name, his daddy's name, where he lived, what daddy was going to buy him, and the rest of the usual line. At last he grew tired of the nonsense and began to reply, "pup- py" to each question. He stead- fastly refused to give any other answer. Could you blame him? ]t is true that children learn to talk by being talked to and by hearing others speak. But too much coaching and stimulation may develop a habit of showing off as in the case of the boy who could say the Greek alphabet. Or children may become bored as in the case of the boy who used "puppy" to defend himself against his mother's pressure. Or trying to make them sing their little songs may only increase their timidity. We should give children plenty of opportunity to express them- selves naturally. But do not force too many parlor tricks upon them. Funeral Director .alla / Jonu J. Wlllord Jormo Jones Funeral Home AMBULANCE SERVICE PHONE 228 204 OTTAWA AVt I Roofing - Siding Frazier Roofing and Siding Company We Specialize In Roofing, Ir4elbrM Siding and Built-up Roofs 1024 CeelNW S@. PHONE K811 ii Rochelle i SULLIVAN UNDERTAKING CO. ] COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE Tekphooe 558 Rochelle. III. @ Erie Director FURNITURE UNDERTAKING WALLPAPER AND PAINT Louis T. Slaymoker HOSIERY DRESS PRINTS Amboy HOLT'S Arch Service Station CONOCO QUALITY PRODUCTS Your Mileag Merchant Implements ED. BRANIGAN Coal Coke FUNERAL Mihm . o ME MICHAEL G. MIHM AMBULANCE SERVICE Phone 32 Amhoy, Ill. VANETTI'S Appliances, ;to Parts 1823 ,Locust St. STERLING, ILLINOIS Phone 386 -- A. J. VANETTI I ROCK FALLS DAIRY I.evHzed Ook ETERLIN@ P. H. Koup Phone Main 913 N. N Koup iB. A. GEHRING  Your Jeweler WATCHES--JEWELRY STERLING IL. 'TROUTH FUNERAL HOME "WHERE FINE SERVICE COSTS NO MORE" M. C. CAMPS MATT. CRENNAN 104 W. 4 St. Tel. 287 STERLING Beverages tNSfftr BUDWEISER ON SOLD VERYWHERE TWIN CITY PRODUCE CO. Those Who Advertise Will Serve You Well Favor Them WHh Your Patronage feast of the Society." From this scene on Calvary the Sisters got their name. Formerly they were called The Sisters of Loretto or Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross. Favorite devotions of the Sisters are: the Seven Dolor Beads, which are worn by all Lorettines, and the "Stabat Mater," which is a favorite hymn of theirs. The passion flower is their emblem in religious art and the Pieta their favorite piece of statuary. Their favorite ejaculation, "O Suffering Jesus! O Sorrowful Mary!" they say every hour as the clock strikes or the bell rings." In 1912 the Sisters of Loretto came to Sterling to take charge of the newly-opened St. Mary school. They have taught here continuous- ly and, at present, in the grade school, there are nine Sisters of Lorttto teaching Com- munity high classes. At Rockford, St. Peter's and St. Mary's grade schools also have teachers of this order. Memorials MOORE MONUMENT CO. MONUMENTS, MARKERS AND ALL CEMETERY WORK Office and Display Room M &venue end East Foudh Street I I Implements McCormick-Deering Machines galdwin-Tritz Co. PHONE 9J SAHARA COAL UNCLE SAM ASKS YOU TO FILL YOUR BIN NOWl GROVES Tel. 810 Rock Falls Banking " Complete Financial Service THE NATIONAL BANK OF STERLING Sterling,' Illinois Member F.D.I.C. by the Sisters of Loretto as their Feast Day. The Feast of the Sev- en Dolors, as the patronal feast of 421 LOCUST ST. PHONE 243 the Sisters of Loretto dates back  m, ,m -------------- to the founding of the society by FaJJ Rev. Charles Nerinckx in 1812, Sterling Rock s when he said, "The Feast of the .. Seven Dolors on the Friday of Passion Week, shall be the patronal