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-pAGE 2 .: THE OBSERVER FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1961 rl Proper Dress Campaign at Mass F O R T SMITH, Ark. -- Atwasn't Wearing a tie." he said. : Knights of Columbus official isl"And there was a time when-a conducting a one-man cam- friend and I were in New York paign to induce men to dress and were refused admission to properly for Mass. a dining room until a waiter Leo J. Kl:ebs, State Master' brought us each a white coat of the Arkansas Fourth Degree K. of C said men Should dress for Mass at least as formally as they would for a dinner en- -gagement. He remembered one time when he was denied ad- mission to an elevator because he wasn't wearing a coat. "Another time I was refused admission to a bar because I to wear." Such incidents, Mr. Krebs said, made him realize "how much lack of courtesy is given to Our Lord in the Blessed Sac- ramcnt when we. as Catholics, attend services attired in loud sport shirts with no coat or tie. Some even come dressed to go hunting or fishing." Archbishop Takes, a.Walk! NEW ORLEANS -- "We al-[ arm in a fall. He walked into most fell over when he walked the concert hall without even in," commented Father Roberti the aid of a cane for his first StahI, who was getting readyI public appearance since the accident. to direct the spring concert of; When the $4:year-old Arch- the schola cantorum of Notre bishop announced his intention Dame Seminary here. to walk the two blocks from Father StabI put the accent his residence to the seminary on "walked" and referred to grounds, his aides suggested a the appearance of Archbishop[ride in an automobile. He re- Joseph F. Runnel of New Or- jected the idea and wouldn't ,leans at the concert. It was]hear of going in a wheelchair seven months almost to the day The Archbishop said he would that the prelate broke a leg and]walk -- and that was that. Null Walks 112,840 Miles Los Angeles--Someone added celebrated her 25th anniversary. up the statistics and came up with the answer ~ Sister M. Geraldine walked 112.840 miles in 31 years, never got anywhere but zccomplished a tremendous amount of good. : The German-born nun was feted here at a reception in Queen of Angels Hospital on , her 50th anniversary as a mem- ber of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Honored also was Sister Mary Clement, who In her 31 years as night su- pervisor at the hospital. Sister Geraldine has paced the corri- dors 10 miles a night in making her rounds, seven nights a week. Sister Geraidine came to this country from Germany in 1908 and live years later became a nursing nun. She has been at the hospital here since 1926 and has been the night supervisor since 1930. Relief Sent to Refugees . LISBON -- Food and medi- cine supplied by Catholic Re- lief Services -- National Cath- olic Welfare Conference were . part of a shipment flown to thousands of Portuguese refu- gees in the Congo. The supplies were flown to Leopoldvil]e in a plane lent by the Portuguese government to aid refugees forced to flee from neighboring Angola, Portu- guese West Africa, where hun- dreds of whites have been kill- ed by African nationalists. Other relief supplies, which are being distributed by Portu- gaps Catholic charities organi- zation, are being flown to Lu- anda, Angola's capital, to as- sist refugees w~o have gone there from t h e strife-torn northern part of the territory. Early Marriages Disturb. BishOp TOLEDO, Ohio -- B i s h o pIwhat it should to prepare chil- e George J. Rehring of Toledo dren for marriage. 1 " --rbed"l Romance can wait he added SalC1 ne ls terrlo y alsm ' ' luntit those wno plan to marry nv me growing numoer oI teen t can go about it in an intelligent age marriages that go on the way. rocks. ] 'the Bishop also criticized par- The Bishop. who addressed ties for pupils of grade school men of the Toledo deanery par, lage. "Let them grow up first," ishes, said the home is nat doing i said the bishop. Pope Sends Sympathy VATICAN CITY -- His Holi- ness Pope John XXIII has sent 'his condolences to the widow and daughter of screen actor Gary Cooper, who died" May 13 in Hollywood. The Pope's condolences were -conveyed through Vatican Sec- retary of State. Domenico Car- dinal Tardini in a telegram to Msgr. Daniel Sullivan. Msgr. Sullivan. pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Bever- -" ly Hills, gave Mr. Cooper the Last Rites and was present at his death. It was also made known' at the Vatican that Pope John sent his blessing to Mr. Cooper two weeks before his death. In the telegram of condo- lence, Cardinal Tardini asked Msgr. Sullivan to assure Mrs. Cooper that he had prayed for the repose of her husband's soul. The Pope also sent her his fatherly blessing. BERLIN-- Poland's commu- nist government has confiscat- :ed the automobiles of three bishops and sold them at auc- elan for back taxes, it was re- , ported here. The government slapped a ~5 per cent tax on the Catholic Church this year by declaring Polish Reds Auction Bishops' Cars naries "private institutions." The tax was made retroactive for 10 years. The prelates whose cars were confiscated are Archbishop.Eu- geniusz Baziak, Apostolic Ad- ministrator of Cracow, Bishop Zdzislaw Golinski of Czesto- chows, a n d Bishop Czeslaw ~dioeeses, parishes and semi-' Kaczmarek of Kielce. ' First Norwegian Missal OSLO---Norway's 5,000 Cath-Publication was made possible olics now have their first cam- by donors in the United States , plate Roman Missal in Latin and C .rmany. The Sacred Con- ~gregau~n ior me ~ropaganon an~l i~orweglan ]of the Faith also contributed. , Work on the -translation was A first printing of 4,000 copies begun almost 20 years ago. has been issued in asia. Memorial Day Prayers Important MADISON, Wis.--The presi- dent of the National Catholic Cemetery Conference has issued " a message citing the importance -of prayers on Memorial D a y (May 30). Msgr. Edward M. K i n n e Says in his message: "Memori- :~1 Day is for the living a time ~f special meditation . . . For ~Catholics surely, and for many others, the cemetery is a re- minder that we can benefit those beyond the grave by our prayers. "We need to highlight the im- portance of our cemeteries as integral units in the Christian life of our people. We love our country, for one thing, because it protects our Christian right to the burial of our dead in our o w n blessed or consecrated ground." Pope Commends U. S. Generosity Nzw YORK -- His Holiness Vatican Secretary of Star, to ~Pope John XXIII has expressed F r a n c i s Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York. "}~is t h a n k s for the "ever- The Cardinal had sent a let- increasing generosity of t h e tar to the Pope in which he re- atholic people of the U. S. to- ported on the annual meeting awards the Society for the Prop- of the Society for the Pro0aga- ~gation of the Faith.'; tion of the Faith in the U. S :,; The Pope's gratitude was ex- and enclosed listings of contri- ~l~ressed in a letter sent by buttons from various Sees in :~Domenico Cardinal Ta r d ini, this country. Fre neh Priest 3hssmg in Laos VIENTIANE, Laos -- A sec-] Father Louis Leroy, O.M.I 0nd. French missioner, Father[who was captured by the Pa- Michel Coquelet 0.M.I. has,T~^ "n a. ,~, ; ~een mlsslng slnce ,~prn t~ In].~ " me same region, Amng Knou an area controlled by the com-] munist Pathet Lao forces, it[and province, is ,ttill~.a prison- h~ been reported here. 'ler. " " ' '~ ;: Here's More About J, Ordlnahons (Conthlued from page I) mend P. Kupinski, assistanl 3astor, St. Laurence church Ch;cago. The dinner will be held ir the pari'~h hall immediately fol- lowing the First Mass. THE REVI LAWRENCE MI- CHAEL URBANIAK. son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Urba- niak of 347 Sabeiia St Pekin, Ill was born on Feb. 7. 1935 in Buffalo, New York. He at- tended St. Anne grade school, Amboy, Ill. His high school studies were made at'St. Mary Minor Seminary, Crystal Lake, Ill and Sacrect Heart Mission Seminary, Geneva, Ill. Philoso- phy and theology were taken at St:. Mary of the Lake seminary, Mundeline, Ill. offer Father Urbaniak will ~* his First Solemn Mass on Sun-I day, May 28 in St. Jo s e p h church. Pekin, at 12:00 noon. Archpriest for the First Mass will be the Rev. Michael A. Coffey, pastor of St. Joseph church, Pekin. Deacon of the Mass will be the Rev. Walter A. Breuning, assistant pastor and subdeacon will be the Rev. William Ellis, M.S.C rector of Sacred Heart "I SIGN THEE WITH THE SIGN OF THE CROSS"--With these words the Most Rev. Loras T, Lane anoints one of the 109 per- sons confirmed at St. Mary church in Freeport receotly in the first of a series of six ceremonies scheduled for the month of May in each deanery. An estimated 1,200 persons will receive Mission seminary. / Master of ceremonies will be] this sacrament in these six ceremonies. Assisting Bishop Lane John Dourneen: acolytes willl in Freeport were: the Rev. John A. Daleiden, left, and the Rev. be the Rev. Thomas Swadel Peter Watgen, behind the Bishop. (Pittsly photo) and James Tegtmeyer: thur-I -~-----'~-----~- pher will be Eugene SunivanlOPEN HOUSE SUNDAY and cross bearer will be the Rev. Thomas Venture. The sermon at the First Mass 'PASS will be delivered by the Rex Anthony J. Backer, Superinten- dent of Boylan Central Catholic high school, Rockford. The First Mass dinner will] he held at St. Jqseph Hal!, 303] ROCKFORD--Final plans are So~thwiSgVt~et.hfiSr~i' l~In~me&ately being completed for a Progress I Report, in the nature of an open Father Urbaniak has one sis. house, to be held at Boylan Cen- tar, Barbara. Red.Ruled China tral high school here Sunday, May 21, from 12 to 6 p.m. Arrangements for the progress report are being directed by members of the original fund raising committee, which is celebrating the first anniversary of the Victory Report meeting, held at the Rockford armory last spring, at which time it was announced that the Catholics of Faces Starvation HaNG KONG --(NC)-- Mer- chants and other travellers re- turning from the mainland Chi- nese city of Canton report that food shortages t h e r e have people who tore packages from!ley Valiulis and Mrs: Charles their hands and ran off withlThomas' area cochairmen, at them in the hope that they con-lthe school convent to complete tained food. ]arrangements for the women's The number of attempts tolparticipation in the open house. escape to Hang Kong and Ma-]These women will contact ap- cao has grown enormously. For[proximately 60 ethersso that a the first time many well to d~~ " - - :combined force of 100 women people are coming across the border. May Crowning ELBURN -- Twelve children m a d e their First Communion May 14 in St. Gall church. May Crowning was held at 3 p.m. and Melodee Wilson, crowned t h e statue of Our Blessed Mother. The court of honor consisted of Jacky Paterson, Colleen Her. m o n,Susan Crawford, Linda Tierney, Judy Rooney, Peggy. Strayer, JuneGaumer, and Paulette Vida. The procession of children of the catechetical classes was led b.~ the first Communion class. Recitation of the five Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary was led by Colleen Harmon, Jerky Pet- will act as hostesses to the vis- itors at the convent, as well as serve refreshments in the high school cafeteria. Friday, May 19, a second meeting of the men's group will be held at the high school fit 7:30 p.m. Approximately 400 men are expected to attend, at which time they will receive, final as- signments to act as hosts and guides at the open house. Boylan high school opened in September, 1960, to a freshman class of 320 students. An addi- tional 330 8th graders have reg- istered to enter in the fall term. Full Enrollment in '6Z It was recently announced by the Very Rev. Wahl, that Boylan high school would be open to a full four year student body be- e @ Are Delicious Party Platters re/ all occasions. Testy Fish Menus For Friday---Take Home Ready To Serve 'Org arson, Linda Tierney, Susan Crawford, and Peggy Strayer. I I ~l ' I I e ty g{ 3131 AUBURN ST. ROCKFORD -- A preview of led early in the fall. whose work September's agenda notes thelwill be to analyze texts now be- emphasis on further organiza-ling used, as well as to propose tion and uniformity in our dioce-la series for diocesan adoption. san grade schools. Plans for thai Our language is one of our chil- coming year. as stated by the di-]dren's most precious heritages rector of education, tl~e Very lso it is fitting that the best pos- Ray. Raymond J. Wahl. J.C.D sible means be used in helping are built upon the sp]end d spirit the pupils understand, appreci- II I . :. " 7! i :;11/ -i: :i:il'' i im m li I ligence. They are to be adminis- tered in March and October re- spectively. Beginning in second grade the children will be tested each year in the field of either achievement or of educational. ability The high school place- ment tests will complete the pat- tern in grade eight. of co-operation that now exixts I ate and develop, a skill in using School Calendar among the teachers. Togetheriit. The official school "a~--'a-- with a desireto be challenged:l "My Way to God," a religion for the 1961-61 "academ"ic~"~ear teacners, pupns ano parents wUllseries by Monsignor Schumach- has been ~ent to all the elm~en- be motivated toward a higherler has been studied and recom-'itary schools. In his letter to the oegree of academic excellence. Imended. It is well done and i principals, Father Wahl stressed Emphasis on Shelling, I[.should prove helpful to teachers, the im13ortance of followingt s'hi The spelling text to be adopt-.land pupils alike. All schools will calendar If a school misses a ed in all the schools this fall willI.be expected to adopt these books day because of faulty bus tran-s be New Goals in Spelling by]m at least one grade during the portation, inclement weather, Kottmever: and Ware, published:coming year. ] and similar reason~ the day b." the Webster company. It ~si Testing Program ]must be made up at the end of hoped that through the use oft Educators today a~ree on tbelthe school year. these books a pronounced spell-~. " ~ ~'. ~ ~,I]mportance at an Intelhgentt Each elementary school ~lll mg power ~nl oe oevelopeo I ' " ".testing program. This provides[be expected to have a five h0~ xms ~ui necessarn3 mcmoe ' ' "" * definite information about the and 15 minute minimum sch~ skills of a phonetic and struc ' ~, ' ;,]work beino done and it also ere-Idaj A shqrter school day is no~ turin nature. [ ates an awareness to those area~lpermitted without the written An old fashioned spelling bee ~l ]that should be more strongly] approval of tbe bureau of educe- lS being conslOelec[ lnese con I o S " ' ' -,emphasized. It is hoped that the tion. This minimum length of tests will first be held in the in I " ' " "tpropesed diocesan program will lthe school day is being stressed mvldual schools, then on a dean-lsoon be in effect in. all our!so as to give all the children m ery and finally on a dmce~anl . ' . . " ' t schools. I tbe diocesan school system an bas~s. To work toward partici.] The tests recommended are l opportunity to receive a com- pating in these activities and to the SRA Achievement and Intel-Iplete Catholic education. ~c"~ev *he ~ ~* * ~ ~ ~ " Award ing, it will be necessary to make each "spelling word" a part of at,~k g,-,~ meaningful language--not once, ~ but many times in the course ftTol ay the year. To Evaluate English Texts With interest capitalizing on the spelling program, avenues of study will also be opened to Approximately 88 lay teachers received their Confraternity of the available texts in the field Christian Doctrine diplomas from the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, of teaching English. A commit- during the week Graduation exercises followed the completion tee Of principals will be appoint-:of a 17 week course in Christian doctrine and teaching techniques. St. Patrick church in Rockford ginning wiih the fall term of 1962-63 academic year. was the scene for the gradua-ed Elementary school certifi- The school is presently staffed tion of 26 persons Tuesday, cares and 12 Secondary school 1962. Construction progress ann,by diocesan priests, School Sis- May 2. Fourteen of them re-certificates, at St. Mary audi- procurement Of an adequate fac- tars of St. Francis and lay teach- ~eived Elementary school car- torture in Sterling. ulty makes it possible for the era. Superintendent is the Rev fificates a n d 1"2 Secondary In his addresses to the grad- school to accept students for all lAnthony J. Becker, Ph.D.: prin- school certificates. Thursday, uates, Bishop Lane stressed the four years, beginning with the lcipal is Sister M. Lois, O.S.F. I May 18. 50 lay teachers receiv- importance of personal sanctity in the lite of the C.C.D. lay PRINCE OF CHURCH BLESSES ROSARY teacher. He stated that, "One , cannot be an effective teacher d Tells o1 Mee " g o, religion unless he is strong- ly motivated by the love of ' God, unless he is willing to show that love by making the Neighbor Now Cardinal many sacrifices necessary to teach week after week. Such sacrifices will be made only by the teacher w h o constantly tion. Friends and school-mates. ,I were to assist, and everyone : was invited, townspeople as well as fellow-parishioners. He usually came to .visit his uncle, Jake Ritter, whose tall tales as a fisherman kept us in deep wonderment about the na- tional pasttime. On numerous occasions my twin sisters, who were several years ahead of me, had walked home with him and his sister from the old school at St. Mary.' I knew his younger brother better, being closer in age: but Important Memories The church was filled for the 11 o'clock Mass but I got a seat near one of the side entrances. While w a i t i n g, there ran through my mind the important events in my own life that had happened her9 at St. Mary: Baptism, First Confession and Holy Communion. Confirmation, serving Mass and sihging the Lenten services, my mother's funeral, weddings of one sister and one brother. I was thus prepare~t to support the main point in the Cardinal's sermon: that ~:he two important institutions influencing a per-, Ritter was away at St. Main-]Church". rad, starting his studies that led r At the afternoon reception him to his position as a Prince~ nany accepted the invitation to meet the first Hoosier-born Cardinal and the onlj, one ever to visit New Albany. The news- pavers ranked him along with U,S. SuprRme Court Justice Sherman Minton as New Al- bany's greatest sons. Reception Crowded The site was the new St. Mary school~ gymnasium which I was happy to see for the first time. The old schools where I had attended were replaced several years ago after more than a half-century of service. ~n of the Church. / Home To See Dad On April 30. 1961~ now Joseph Cardinal Ritter came back to New A1]aany, back to St. Mary l church for an 11 o'clock Mass. from the Throne, and back to a new St. Mary school, to visit with his relatives, his school- mates, and his friends The story goes that he visited the old bakery shop but I cannot honestly say' that he visited in our alley. It was good fortune that I was ushered in for personal greet- ings. They came down a red- carpeted aisle along which ~ere stationed Fourth Degree Knights i strives to develop and enrich his spiritual life " Instructions in Catholic doc- trine were given by the Rev. William F. McMahon of St. Patrick, Rockford, a n d the Rev. Emil L. Falcone of St. Mary, Sterling. Instructions in various teaching techniques on the elementary and secondary school level were given by the Rev. Dorrance T. Tranel al the Rev. Herman A. Porter, Newman high school in Stt- ling, Sister M a r i e Carmel, O.P and Sister M. Bianca, O. P St. Patrick, Rockford, and Donald McGinn and Mrs. John Thomas of St. Mary, Sterling The g8 teachers will help in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine prolram throughout the diocese Arrangements are wesently being made to assign them to teach classes for the fall term. I MEMORIALS of Columbus in full regalia Someone said, "there's Shay Minton". Sherman Minton is known as "Shay" in his home town. He has now retired and, as he walked he showed signs! of the illness which caused him l to leave the Court. New Al- bany's two most illustrious sons greeted casually--and our line started moving again. Rosary Blessed As I approached the Cardinal I took my rosary out of my poc- ket and even before I could speak, he blesed it. I said "I am an old customer at your father's bakery, and a former neighbor -- my rosary was giv- en to me by my Bishop and it was blesed by " As I held it closer, he read the engraving I had placed there "by Plus XII". "Thank you" I said. and mov- ed away to greet other guests who were taking advantage of the reception to renew old friendships. Some priests in the Diocese who trained at St. Meinrad might be interested in knowing that I also visited with a cousin of mine that I had not seen in many years,' Father Bernard Beck, who is now Vice Rector at the Seminary. He had been the Assistant Priest at the Mass from the Throne. My visit to my father had brought some unexpected pleas- ures. Since 1906 qhome" for this occasion. My reason for returning was to visit my father. The last time I saw Dad was at the hospital recover- ing from an operation. This was a few days before he had reach- ed his 90th birthday. Now he was at my sister's home and I honor guard of Knights of Co- lumbus kept the long lines or- derly as we slowly progressed up the steps to the second floor. Ahead we could see the Cardi- nal in his flowing garments, shaking hands cordially with all even the smallest toddlers CHEESE HUT ROCKFORD W 3,094~ thought I ought to go see him ltaking more time with those he again. I knew personally, and smiling ' Arriving on Thursday night, J graciously amid the flashing '" ' "~--,my relatives said "you are just J picture bulbs. in time to see the Cardinal" andI As our line approached the they brought out newspapers Cardinal, special, guests and telling of the planned celebra- townspeople occasionally were FREE T THE MONEY YOU PLUMBING & HEATING 512 S. Cherry Freeport, III. Dial ADams 2-5316 TER HARK'S STUDIO STORE Your Headquarters Far Salet Service Instructions Fine Pi;nos Organs Accordion~ Guitert mad Band Imtrument~ New Location 207 W. 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