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News SectionmPage 6A - THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, April 30, 1950 For The Propagation DIOCESAN DIRECTOR: REV. THOMAS S. GREEN 442 Highland Ave., Dundee, IlL Social Problems In India India is using every effort to obtain prosperity for all its inhabi- tants. This is a mighty undertak- ing since that vast nation num- bers no less than 300 million peo- ple within its boundaries. The greater part of these have scarce- ly the necessities of life. The population is denser than in Eur- ope, but industrial methods and the sense of social justice havei not been sufficiently developed so that all can live with a degree of ease and security. Among these 300 million inhabi- tants there are almost 60 million Untouchables. These are consider- ed from religious motives to be men outside of every caste and have practically no rights but many duties. More or less on the same plane as ~he Untouchables are the 10 million aborigines who occupied parts of Indian before the coming of the Aryans. Generally these two classes of Indian society live in great misery. This misery is easily intensified when the harvests are poor because of weather or other circumstances. This often happens in one or an- other region of the large subconti- nent. Moreover, farmers and others suffer a great need not only of grain but also of money. This is a very serious calamity when one considers that~ almost three- fourths of the whole population have to live from the fruits of ag- ricultural labor. Not rarely the owners of the lands and their ste- wards, blinded with pagan sel- fishness, without any consideration demand the moneys due them. It is therefore, not without reason that the very leaders of the new India recognize that the chief of the serious problems that must be solved is the wide and extended poverty among so many millions of men. The new central govern- ment is trying to do away with this misery with good and oppor- tune ~egislation, but there is a greater need of a sense of social justice than of just laws. This sense of social justice must be in all those who have to execute in a practical way the legislation that has been agreed upon. Hinduism, however, because of its caste systems and rejigious tenets upon which it is based, must make tremendous adaptations be- fore it can put into practice among the mass of the people the reforms commonly demanded in the world today. The influence how- ever of Christian ideas in modern India is much greater than the numerical proportion would allow one to expect. Only one to one and one half percent of the whole population is Catholic. Among other things, this influence appears in this, that the Hindus are begin- ning to understand well the in- BLUE BIRDS DIAMONDS $25 end Up CARL LINQUIST Jewelry, $ilves 1137 Broadway, Rockford .Religious Sterling Rosariel Gold Plate and Sterling Medals Bride and Bridegroom Prayer Books HUNTER G. CUTTING ROCKFORD TRUST BI,DG. ROCKFORD jury of social discrimination to- ward the Untouchables. The cen- tral government has tried to sup- press this discrimination at least by law. It is easy to see that the Com- munists gladly abuse this injus- tice and misery to promote their own ideas and to extend their world influence. It is therefore, of great impor- tance for all India as also for the future of the Church in India that the social questions of that coun- try be solved as soon as possible completely and everywhere ac- cording to those universally ac- cepted concepts of social justice which the Sovereign Pontiffs in their Encyclical Letters and other documents both clearly and pro- foundly have proposed.--Bishop Thomas J. McDonnell, D.D., Na- tional Director, The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Three Colleges In Louisville To Negroes Lopisville, Ky--The three Cath- olic colleges in Louisville have an- nounced that from no~ on they will accept Negroes as students in all departments. The action was made possible by the recent amendment~ enacted by the Kentucky Legislature to the State's Day law passed in 1904. The original law rigidly enforced segregation and provided that a person or school violating it would be subject to a maximum fine of $1,000 and also a fine of $100 could be imposed for each day the viola- tion continued. The amendment provides that in- stitutions of higher learning in the State may accept Negro stu- dents, providing the school's gov- erning authorities elect to do so and providing that an equal, com- plete and accredited course is not available for students at Kentucky State College for Negroes. The colleges offer as part of every pro- gram a number of haurs in religion and scholastic philosophy, which are not available completely at Kentucky State College. The action of the Catholic col- leges was announced in a joint statement issued by Sister Charles !Mary, S.C.N., dean of Nazareth College; Sister George Marie, O.S.- U., dean of Ursuline College, and the Rev. Alfred F. Horrigan, presi- dent of Bellarmine College, which will open next fall. The statement says "we wish to express our thorough satisfaction that the legal barriers against the full application of the principles of Christianity and democracy in the field of higher education in our State have now been removed." Form Federation Of Catholic Trade Unions In England London -- (NC) -- A national Catholic trade union group will be formed here in September and will be known as the Federation of Catholic Trade Unionists. The meeting of delegates at Derby ac- cepted a constitution already ap- proved by the diocesan executives. Under the constitution the dio- cesan associations will remain au- tonomous but now will be able to face major problems on a national basis. The federation has been formed to encourage Catholic workers to join their trade unions, study Cath- olic social teaching and apply it to trade union affairs, to attend their trade union meetings and to seek office. Its first objective will be to dis- pel the apathy among Catholic trade unionists which have often al- lowed communists to dominate trade union groups. Mount St. Mary Students Make Honor Roll At the end of the third quarter of the school year the following students earned a place on the honor rolh Seniors: Arlene Ambrose, Mary Jane Calvin, Carol Eckman, Mary Lou Hirsh, Patricia Kelly, Gloria Kingsbury, Mary Kress, Joanclaire Lemieux, Patricia Leonard, Patri- cia Lipka, Patricia O'Brien, Marge Prindiville, Mary A. Quigley, Jo- hanna Weisz, Marie White, and Mary F. Zoia. Juniors: Mary Lynn Bily, Pa- tricia Donnelly, Margie Eckman, Jeanne Fenzel, Mary A. Fitzsim- mona, Marilyn Jordan, Nancy Ka- kuska, Patricia Lenz, Judy Lloyd, i Edn~ Minard, Patricia O'Connell, Helen Riley, Joan Sheahan. llene Smith, Joelle Stefek, Mary A. Trauscht, and Kay Vlazny. Sophomores: Mary Ellen Des- courouez, Judy Dunham, Peggy Hanrahan, Teresa Laverty, Carol McLellan, Katherine Nau~hton, Dorothy Niehoff, Mary Quinn, Charlotte Simonek, and Alice Wei- bler. Freshmen: Janine Osada. Holly Leonard, Dolores Curin, Honore Zenk, Meta Schmitz, Yvonne Sprier, Rita Seaman, Ann Lesage, Mary Alice Ryan, Patricia Smego, Nancy Roess, and Rosemary Bog- giano. A trip to many historical points of interest in and around the na- tion's capitol is scheduled for thirty-two students of Mount St. Mary's. This tour will include visits to such historic places as the,tomb of the Unknown Soldier, therNational Cemetery at Arling- ton, the White ttouse, Congress, Supreme Court Building, Congres- : sional Library, Pan American Appointment Of Shuster Hailed In Bavaria where many problems, varticular ly in the field of education, re- quire an expert hand. In the con- sidered judgment of competent ob- servers here no better man could have been chosen for a task equall. ing in importance those the Ameri- can authorities now face in Bonn, the capital of Western Germany, and divided Berlin. Frankfurt -- (NC-Radio) -- News of the appointment of Dr. George N. Shuster, president of Honors Educator Hunter College of New York City as the new United States Cam- Pittsburgh, Pa.--(NC)--Estab- missi~er of Bavaria has been re- lishment of a pharmacy research ceived enthusiastically both among Americans and Germans here. Dr. foundation at Duquesne university Shuster is widely known as one of by the pharmacy alumni association the outstanding American experts in honor of Dr: Hugh C. Muldoon, on German affairs. ' who established the school of , Lo.ng p.rior to the advent of thelpharmacy in 1925 and has served ~sazl reglme ne wrote a DOOZ on sinc it " an was n n ed t Germany which is still considered aI _~ as s ae., , a~Lou c a. classic It was followed by two a runner attenaeu Dy 1,vuu ammm volumes taking a strong stand and pharmacists in the William against Adolf Hitler, and numer- Penn hotel here. The dinner cli- ous other publications revealing nmxed a two-day celebration of the the author's familiarity with Get- silver anniversaries of Dean Mul- man problems, doon and the school of pharmacy. As a Catholic, Dr. Shuster has for many years been closely ac- quainted with Catholic leaders in Germany. He has also cultivated equally close contact with distingu- ished Protestant, intellectual and political leaders in all walks of German life. EDWIN HOGAN Sewer Contractor. Free estimates cheerfully given on all storm and sanitary sewers and water mains. Office and Yards 750 N. Madison In Munich, Dr. Shuster will take over responsibility at a juncture SCHOENING Painting and Decorating Contractors PAINTS and PAINTING SUPPLIES COLOR TINTING SERYICE 1606 W. State St. Phone 2-511 Rockford, Illinois Union, and United States Naval 5 E. Main St. Phone Moln 855 Freeport Academy at Annapolis .... A'boat trip down the Chesapeake ____ Bay to Norfolk, Virginia is one of the highlights of the week. Here the students will visit Jamestown Island, Williamsburg, and York- town, three of the colorful early American landmarks. The students will be accompa- nied by three~, faculty members. They will leave Chicago Sunday afternoon and return Friday morn- Rockford ing. Burma Softball: When In Doubt, Kick The Ball St. Columbans, Neb.--(NC)-- Softball has come to Burma and it looks like it is there to stay. It came via the GI's, who left behind them a good supply of balls and bats. The Rev. Larry McMahon, Columban Father from Chicago, has the Ghamo school children in- terested in the game, although their first love is soccer. In a letter, the missioner tells how they confuse the two games. It seems there was a man on first when the batter hit a slow grounder towards the pitcher. It trickled through his legs. He wheeled and still had time for a force play at second. However, instead of picking the ball up, he kicked it with his foot on a direct line towards second base. "I was amazed at the accuracy of the kick," writes Father Mc- Mahon. "Apparently the second baseman was too, for he let the ball go right through him into center field and all hands were safe." MASON, INC. Hart Scheffner & Marx Clothes 124 No. Main E. J. GALLAGHER PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTOR 1604 Huffman Blvd. ---- Rockford I Rockford Standard Furniture Co. FINE FURNITURE AT LOW PRICES 1100 1 lth St. Tel. 2-5577 Rockford and Lumber Co. Tel. 3-5419 1228 Cedar St., Rockford, IlL MILLWORK~IRON FOREMAN STOKERS I ROCKFORD LUMBER AND FUEL CO. A complete line of BUILDING MATERIALS---FUEL and FUEL OILS ELECTRIC HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES Phone 3-0441 201 E. STATE G. De Best & Son Monuments - Markers Office Supplies McFARLAND OFFICE s-o427 227 South EQUIPMENT CO. Church St. EVERYTHING FOR THE OFFICE McALLISTER-JULIAN POORMAN FUNERAL Government Youth Program Criticized As Delinquency Increases i9.21 west ,,ferson DIRECTORS Montevideo, Uruguay -- (NC) -- Dial 3-5634 ............. 1 1 In ~U4 P40 rlfth ,~t Rofalrolrn W'th the increase of juven'le del' - ' --" . quency in this country, both the Catholic and non-Catholic press l ....... I~ point out the shortcomings of the IP I G G L Y W I G G L Y | I _ | government to stem crime by youth J| II tip I R M A RII I T If| Cleaners I and to rehabilitate youthful offend-II ComPete FOOD Cunter III I ers. The Liberan non-Catholic news-II F~ofGoLOrTcSustorner. III I_ paper, El Diario, here said that the [I $ls N. Church 6th & Charles |1| ~ml~ll~lJr r-l~k i~ plan for crime prevention entrust- I lO4S w. Seuta S44S N. 2nd St. II II ed to the Children's council and[ ............. [~ other government agencies, has not READ THE ADVERTISEMENTS and know who viii npp~ciate YOUR BUSINESS BOLENDER'S RINGS -- WATCHES JEWELRY ~113 W. State-- Rockford I I produced the desired results, and declared that the government edu- ~cational system and the lowering of !moral standards are responsible. i The Catholis daily paper, El Bien Publico, here comments that the youth of the country are being de- stroyed by materialism, which pre- vents them from seeing the real purpose of life.