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,. New, SedSon -- Pap a  THE OBSERVER J[ Sunday April 15, 1945 e St. Vincent's Jottings The Newcomers Club chose a very sure way of winning a place in the hearts of our little tots last Tuesday afternoon. The la- dies made their acquaintance ill the Kindergarten class-room where the first and second grades were also the guests of the tots that afternoon. After a short program shared by both the Kindergarten and their guests, the Club played the part of Easter Bunny and pre- sented each child with all attrac- tive Easter basket filled with good- ies. Even the 25 little tots of the Baby Room were invited as there was a basket left over for each of them. How their eyes sparkled and what stories they began to tell the ladies about the Easter Bunnyl We feel sure these thoughtful ladies will always have a warm spot in the little ones' hearts, as was proven already that afternoon when one child reminded Sister as they were going to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, "Let's say a Hail Mary for the ladies who gave us the nice baskets." The eighth grade girls served Easter cookies and coffee to the ladies after the tour through the buildings. It was a delight to make new friends and to show them our Home. A pleasant memory was left stamped upon the minds of the I FLOOR FINISHING New Fleam Old Floors to Look Like New GORDON'S FLOOR SERVICE Tel. M. 411 Freeport, IlL GOWN S---SU ITS--DR ESSEb 106 West Main St., Freeport, III. 323 No. Church St. Rockford, III. Alert Service by SMITH OIL & REFINING CO. in Northern Ililnois & Southern Wisconsin i little ones when Irene, who helped in Baby Room, left to enter the convent. If asked where Irene is, the little ones will reply, "Irene in Jol-li-let." Some of the tots have even made up their minds to follow in her footsteps, as one hears little girls saying, "I'm going to be a Sister when I get big." Even little Larry has caught the spirit. He, too, is ready to tell anyone his intention of becoming a Sister. Peep, peep, peep! What's com- ing now? Closer it comes, yes, right into classrooms, peep, peep! "I got an Easter present from somebody," said Joe, "and I want you to see it. Aren't they cute! They are crying for a hen. I think I can find one." Out he went. What kind of a hen will it be? Of all things, he returned with a pigeon. Will a pigeon take care of a peep? "0, yes, it's a tame pigeon," said Joe, "and it doesn't bite either." Well, we'll see by tomorrow what happens. Sure enough, the next morniug Joe ran anxiously for his peeps. To his amazement there was only one chick left. The pigeon must have eaten the other. Isn't that too bad! Oh, no, look[ Here it is, sticking it's head out of the pigeon's wing. So the pigeon turned out to be a fine hen after all. All the classes are feverishly reviewing their knowledge acquir- ed during 1944-45, as they enter the last lap of the race which ends in June. It is encouraging to ob- serve how studiously they try to recall and add to their stock of learning single September. The sixteen Eighth Graders, especially, are anxiously pushing forward to the goal. St. Vincent's kitchet, presented an interesting scene one evening last week, when after the arrival of 100 bushels of apples, eager vol- unteers of Sisters and children rushed for paring knives, pots, pans, aprons, etc. Amidst songs, riddles and jokes, the work of peel- ing and canning the apples pro- gressed rapidly. When the final cadences were heard, everyone was glad to retire but not before cookies and milk were served. What party is com- plete without refreshments? o Reminder: The regular meeting of St. Vincent's Fraternity of the Third Order of St. Francis, Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. Three Members Of St. Mary's Parish Promoted In Rank Freeport--- Word has been re- ceived that three members of St. Mary's parish have recently been promoted. Charles J. Roach who Is serving with the Seventh Amy in Germany has been commissioned a second Lieutenant. Lieut. Roach is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Roach, Freeport, who have two other sons in service: They are: Pet. John Roach, stationed at Scott Field, Ill., and James Roach, MM 2/c who is now home on leave visiting his wife and family. Sgt. Robert P. Donahue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Donahue of Freeport, has been promoted to Staff sergeant. Staff Sgt. Dons- hue, who has been overseas 15 months, is serving with a marine division in the Philippines. William L. Leamy of Freeport, has received the rating of Tech nician, Fourth Grade. He is now serving in a fiehi artillery battal-I ion of the Seventh Army in Europe. Technician Leamy has been in ser- vice since April, 1941 and since going overseas has served in Eng- land, France and Germany. A bro- ther, Staff Sgt. Howard J. Leamy, was wounded last August in France. THE W. F. BALLES FUEL COMPANY, Not Inc. COAL - COKE - WOOD 280 E. STEPHENSON ST., PHON MAIN 688, FREEPORT, ILL. I I FREEPORT HARDWARE CO. DU PONT PAINTS  APPLIANCES Main 286 Freeport 32 Years a Chaplbl r00lCathlic Sergeant Heads Msgr. William R. Arnold,.Majot" General and Chief of Chaplains, U. S. Army, for the past eight years, who has been designated as Assistant Inspector General tn the office of the Inspector General of the Army. He will soon be sent overseas on an inspection tour re- lating to the affairs of the Chap- lain Corps. General Arnold reaches the statutory age for re- tirement in June, at which time he will formally vacate the posl tion of Chief of Chaplains. He has spent 32 years as an Army chap, lain. (NCWC) P[c. R. J. Plowman Cited For Excellent Service In Combat Frceport.--Pfc. Robert J. Plow- man, USMC, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Plowman, Freeport, has been cited by Major Gen. Clifton B. Cates, commanding general of the Fourth Marine division in the Pacific. The citation presented to Pfc. Plowman by Lieut. Col. Guy G. Narter of Worcester, Mass., ex- ecutive officer of the signal section, Fleet Marine force, Pacific, reads: "For excellent service in the line of his profession as a field radio operator with an assault battalion during operation on Saipan and Tinian Islands, Marianas Islands, from June 28, 1944 to August 1, 1944. By his initiative, energy and devotion to duty, he contributed materially to the success of the operation." Pfc. Plowman graduated from St. Mary's parochial school and attended Aquin High school. Prior to enlisting in April, 1943, he was employed in Freeport. His basic training was received at San Diego, California. Weddings m AURORA-- Miss Lena Cesarani and Sgt. John A. Kopp, |ruth of Aurora by the Rev. J. A. Itzezotko of St. Peter's church, April 2. ELGIN-- Miss Doris Catherine Mermreek of Elgin and Bernard Smith of Woodstock, by the Very Roy. Msgr. A. A. Hetnzler of St. Joseph's church, April 7. Miss Veronica Kerber and Irving Kagel, by the Rev. John W. Vaughn of St. Mary's church, April 7. McHENRY-- Miss Irma Messman of Woodstock and Ralph Freund of McHenry, by the Very Rev. Msgr. C. S. Nix of St. Mary's church. April 7. PROPHETSTOWN-- Miss Betty Me- Kenna of Prophettown and Fred Laleman of Erie, by the Rev. A. M. Weitekamp of St. Catherine's church, April 7. SOUTH BELOIT-- Miss Florence Winnie of South Beloit and Sherwin Untz of Ros- coe, by the Rev. E. l. Melsaae of St. Peter's church, March 31 WALTON-- Miss Ruth Oester and Ed- ward Ackert, by the Rev. D, R. Dale}" of St. Mary's church. April 7. Capt. Peter Griffo Awarded Bronze Star Freeport-- Capt. Peter P. Griffo of St. Thomas Aquinas parish is serving with the 88th Infantry of the Fifth Army in Italy as a mem- ber of a medical detachment. He has been awarded the Bronze Star for assisting in extinguishing an ammunition dump blaze near Cas- telforte and has also received the Purple Heart for wounds from shell fragments in the hands and legs. Capt. Griffo's wife, Mrs. Virginia Griffo, lives in Freeport, Flying Fortress Crew That Really 'Keeps 'Em Flying' West Brooklyn, Ill., April 9-- (NC)--April Girl II, a Flying Fort: ress belonging to the 351st Born. bardment Group has completed her 100th consecutive mission over enemy territory without once turn- ing back because of mechanical trouble, according to word received here from an Eighth Air Force Bomber Base in England. Much credit for this feat, equal- by few Fortress crews in Eng- i land, is given Master Sgt. Ralph P. Montavon, crew chief, and his assistant, Staff Sgt. Walter L. Kar- niewski, who worked on the ship throughout her record tour, ad- vices state. Sergeant Montavon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Montavon here and a nephew of William F. Montavon, Director of the Legal Department, National Catholic Wel- fare Conference, Washington, D.C. Beatification Cause For Argentine Priest Introduced At Rome Buenos Aires, April 9--(NC)-- The cafise for Beatification of an Argentine priest, the Rev. Augus- to Etchecopar, C.S.J. has been in- troduced at Rome, according to in- formation reaching" the Argentine Motherhouse of the Betharram Fa- thers. The Holy See recently issued de- crees relative to the Canonization of the founder of the Betharram Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Blessed Michael Gari- colts. Father Etchecopar was the third Superior General o the Con- gregation. Cpl. A. J. Sieferman Gets Combat Badge Freeport-- Cpl. Alvin $. Siefero man of St. Joseph's parish and son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 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