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FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1961 TRAFFIC SAFETY SUNDAY--Sunday, May 21, all parishes in the McHenry deanery will ob- serve Traffic Safety Sunday with the blessing of cars after each Mass. Purpose of the cam- paign, under the direction of Mrs. Frank Piner, Algonquin. is to call attention to the grave obli- gation motorists have and to ask God's blessing on their driving. Shown blessing automobiles as a reminder of the safety campaign is the Rev. Eugene Baumhofer, pastor of St. Mary in McHenry. CBEA Elects New Officers AURORA--Sister Helen Marie P.B.V.M Immaculate Concep- tion school, Charles City, Iowa, was re-elected recently to a new three year term as president of the Midwest unit of the Catholic BriEfness Education association. Dr. John L. Rowe, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D was re-elected vice presi- dent. The new treasurer of the unit is Sister Mary Ethelberge, O.S.F St. Clement high school, Chicago. Also elected as board mem- bers for 1961-62 are: Sister M. Theresa, O.S.F Madonna high school, Aurora: the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Justin A. Driscoll, Ph. D Dubuque, Iowa, and Sister M. Laetice, R.S.M Glennoa high school, Kansas City, Me. Forty Hours St. Patrick, Amboy -- Pente- cost Sunday. St. John, Hanover -- Pente- cost Sunday. Say You Saw it in THE OBSERVER Workers In The Vineyard By Lisa Ferris Catholic Charities Staff Meeting in Aurora this past week for their monthly staff meeting were representatives from all of the Catholic Chari- ties Agencies. Attending from Rockford were the Rev. Michael J. Shanahan, director of Cath- olic Charities Agencies, Louis Shannon, supervisor, and Mrs.: les Community Chest Agency plAcations were approved by the stall Other Cases Other notes of interest this past week were cases stemming from family welfare problems to securing employment for an unemployed chef. The man had been working in Florida. He had been offered a job in a res- taurant here in northern Illi- nois. Upon reporting for duty, Verna Brown. Caseworkers in-lhe was told he was not wanted any longer Rockford was as eluded Miss Marie Treadwell,] ,' far as he had gotten before his Sterling; Miss Hilda Penner.[ money had run out. Could. we Aurora, a n dMiss Gertrude Miller, Elgin. The delicate job of placing a child in the r i g h t adopti~)ei home began. After much study! and discussion t h r e e babies found t h e i r new permanent homes, and seven adoptive ap- HI-WAY LOUNGE & STEAK HOUSE FINEST DINNERS & LUNCHEONS Help yoursel] from our Salad Bu//et Table PRIVATE PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE I For A Complete Line of Prayer Books Sunday & Daily Missals Assorted Colored Rosaries for Children and Men and Women Statues, Crucifixes, Medals & Chains, Catholic Books VISIT THE' help him find something in the line of a job? A little investiga- tion and telephone calls found the unemployed chef a job. Emergency Aid Another case: A young wom- an came into the agency stat- :ing she was hungry and her children had nothing to wear. Her husband was in jail ran a forgery charge and things were very difficult for her family. She had just applied for ADC (Aid To Dependent Children) but until her relief came she needed immediate help. Be- tween the Catholic Charities~ and .the Catholic Salvage this family was. given immediate help. Thus read the agenda for the week. RAUSCH COAL CO. QUALITY AND SERVICE Coal : Coke : Wood : Paints Stokers : Oil and Gas Burners St. Gregory Book Shop 57 Main St. Phone: TW 7-4152 52 N. Lincoln Phones Aurora TW 7-8200 or TW 7-5318 THE OBSERVER Dixon Pupils Study Soil, Plan Booklet DIXON -- Sixty-two 4th Grade pupils at St. Mary school h e r e observed "Soil Steward- ship Week" with two field trips, the viewing of a movie on soil, and the recording of findings in a nature booklet. These activ- ities were under the direction of Sister M. Thomasello, O. P and her aide, M r s. Charles Doyle. The special week, set aside by the Soil Conservation dis- tricts of the United States to encourage and promote wise use of the land, corresponds to the same week in which the Church observes the Rogation days. Field Trip, Movie Studies in the science class of how plants and animals grow was used to focus attention on conservation practices with spe- cial emphasis on correct ~ci] usage as observed in the im- mediate vicinity. A local greenhouse was visit- ed by the class to acquaint them with the needs of growing things and to help them under- stand the relationship of seed, soil, and climate Ways in which depleted soil could be restored were brought out in the movie "The Land Changes." supplied by the Unit- ed States Forest service A i highlight of this study was a visit by the Rev. William F. Be- 1 a n d, pastor of St. Patrick church and moderator of the DCCW on Rural Life, who talk- ed about St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers, the meaning of Rogation days and other as- pects of rural living. Making Booklet The third Rogation day found the class hiking through the nat- ural woodlands of Lowell parkl investigating trees, flowers, ground cover and signs of ero- sion. Each member of the class w a s pro,zided with a booklet from the Illinois Department of Conservation, "Forest Trees and How to Know Them," which was used in an attempt to identify some of nature's na- tural protectives of soil. Culminatin~ project of t h i s study, now in progress is the making of a nature booklet to record the results of these ac tivities. Included in the booklet is the identification of ten trees. a report on the uses of brancI-- es, leaves, bark. seeds and fruits of Illinois trees and other plant products. L Final activity of t h e series will be an interview with the local game warden, James Lis- ten, on the importance of w!ld- life in the balance of nature. Say You Saw It in THE OBSERVER photoengraving service geared to your needs AURORA ENGRAVING CO. P. O. ~o* ~0 FRANCH'S Quality Clothes for Men and Boys 56 MAIN ST. --- AURORA, ILL. o One Stop at Franch's Will Dress Your Boy--Reg.~Slims--Huskies "k We Specialize in Navy Blue School Pants -- / Lt, Blue Shirts, All Sizes Tapes--Recorders * Amplifiers * Microphones * FM Tuners Color TV Ampex Hi Fi Record Shop TW 64021 47 Fox St. Aurora, III. NORTH AURORA ELEVATOR CO. NORTH AURORA LUMBER CO. Dial Aurora TW 7-4091 SUGAR GROVE GRAIN AND LUMBER CO. SUGAR GROVE, ILL. Sugar Grove 6-6521 WHERE YOU SAVE DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE your earnings earn The largest dividends in our history . . 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TOLLGATE INN TW 7-1660 Village of North Aurora e WEDDING PARTY? 3 Private Dining Rooms Available e~ AURORA S FRIENDLY BANK" DepoBit Insurance Corporation Phone TW 7-8494 Broadway at Main SOIL STEWARDSHIP WEEK--Lowell Park was the classroom for'these pupils from St. Mary school, Dixon, recently as part of their study on conservation during Soil Stewardship Week. Kneeling to observe the flora ol the forest floor are (l. to r.) James Schrock, Mary Taylor, Mar- lena Didier, Mary Jo Riser, Kathleen Klein, John Miller, Janet Moore, Sister M. Thomascllo, O.P and Dean LaCoursiere. Standing arc Mark Miller, Richard Boward, John Curnutte, Pa- tricia Mossey, and Mrs. Charles Doyle, fourth grade aide. (Dixon Evening Telegraph photo) mertcan pared for the penetration and1 diffusionof Catholic social! teachingsinto labor. But the greatest opportunity afforded the Church to influence .workers came from the weak- ness of the early American la- bor movement. When Pope Leo XIII issued "Rerum Novarum," on May 15, 1891, the prograrns of labor un- ionists --- only a few hundred tl~ousand -- were either mis- understood or disapproved by the great mass of middle-class Americans. No Power As ]ate as the appearance of Pope P i u s XI's commemora- tive encyclical, "Quadragesimo Anna," 40 years later, American trade tmionists, although sever- grass and Poverty" on the In- dex of Forbidden Books Positive Use Thus, when "Rerum Never- urn" was issued, Catholic so- cial actionists were ready to make positive use of their new- ly confirmed freedom. M a n y American Catholics backed intervention of the state in industry, a stand adopted in their anxiety to check "foolish and costly" strikes State intervention was sought not merely for factory legisla- :tion and .protective labor laws, but also for the settlement of major industrial disputes by judicial or quasijudicial pro- cesses. Pope Leo's encyclical gave al times more numerous and support to such a position. He better appreciated, still lacked: specifically recommended for- , mation, presumably under pub- enecuve power hc authority, of administrative in struggling Ior more income .~ . o and better working conditions,{ ~:;n~!eSe:;e~n? 2:am ~a~te::a~t; g YP M some American workers mayl . wages zor workers have thought that the economic ideal of the social encyclicals could not be realized, namely the restoration of widely diffus- ed private property through payment of living wages and copartnership arrangements. But workers warmly approv- ed the call in these documents for a living wage, a call based on the age-old principles of jus- tice and charity Not Expediency They applauded the explana- tion that formation of labor unions is a natural right, not mere expediency, and the urg- ing that laws to better the con- dition of the poor must not be condemned as class legislation, but accepte@ as steps to further the common good. For Catholics, the social en- cyclicals did not originate thought and action in the labor field. T h e y confirmed and strengthened it. For a least a decade before the 1891 appearance of "Rerum Novarum," Catholic working- men had been a~tive in unions and, to a lesser'degree, in the Henry George agitation for land socialization Some priests regarded these movements as morally repre- hensible, but Catholics Seeking reforms, backed by socially lib- eral bishops and priests, vindi- Used the Law Thus, during the depression of 1893-1897, Catholic publicists urged reformers to include le, gally enforced arbitration in their plans to allay industrial strife. However, compulsory arbi- ration failed in the face of op- position both from the National Assocaition of Manufacturers and the American Federation of Labor. But ,the principle was par- tially accepted in several state minimum wage laws for wom- en. Two priests. Father (later Archbisop) Edwin V. O'Hara and Father (later Msgr.) John Ryan played conspicuous parts in their adoption. During the 1920s, a time of sharp decline in the fortunes of unionism a~long with grow- ing unempolyment and the on- set of the Great Depression, the attention of the Catholic social movement once more turned to the specifiic merits of labor or- ganizations. Did Not Buy Some Catholic social action- ists believed that the economic breakdown was caused largely by the inability of the masses to buy up the enormous output of American industry. They said a revival of union- Johns.Manville Products i Roofing Company Roofing, Siding, Insulation and Water Proofing 219 Woadlown Avo Aurora Phono TW 6-647~1 Aurorette Shop Ladies Ready-to-Wear Meta Geisem Owner See Our Collection of Exelusiva Fall Fashion| in Dresses sad Sportswear TW 2-0980 7 S. WATER ST. AURORA, ILL. KANE COUNTY IMPORT CAR CO Ltd. RENAULT PEUGEOT TRIUMPH 229 Galena Blvd. TW 7-116B Aurora earners are frankly accorded! the right to organize and bar-i gain collectively for wages and working conditions." He and others said that in- telligently-led union organiza- tion was "the only effective method of securing an adequate ;hare of the national wealth for workers and their families." Not All Agreed Not all Catholics agreed that union membership would have to be increased substantially to IN KANE COUNTY, IT'S KANE FORD 230 GALENA BLVD. Car end Truck Leasing AURORA, ILLINOIS Dial TW 2-7636 PAGE 3 secure greater partnership in industry. Father (now CardinaD Alois- ius J. Muench led a small group which argued that labor's strug- gle to wrest concessions from capitalism had embittered rela- tions between the two to a de- gree not conducive to mutual sharing of profits, ownership and management. A foundation for a coopera. tive industrial order, he be- lieved, had been laid by the "few ideally constructed am- p 1 o y e e representive plans," company union plans which gave employees a measure of control and ownership not or- dinarily obtainable through col- lective bargaining. But, the tide after the mid- 1930s turned from company un- ions to rapid unionization of mass-production workers and the future Cardinal's suggestion could not be put to the test. Social Irresponsibility By the end of World War II, an attitude of social irrespon- sibility was found in both labor and management, which had joined in a concerted effort to increase wages and profits at consumer expense. ] Catholic social actionists have reacted against this by propos- ins the "industry council l~lan" --a ve~:sion of Pope Plus XI's vocational group system in which integrated occupations would be largely self-governing bodies, with authority to fix prices, determine wage scales AURORA 5Jay 25 -- "Friends of New- man" dinner at 7 p.m. at Mar- mien Butterfield campus--Spon- sored by Aurera KC and Aurora deanery of DCCW. CARY May 22 -- '*Summer Silhou- ettes" fashion show at 8 p.m. in Villa D'Este -- Sponsored by Cary-Grove Ss. Peter ahd Paul Altar and Rosary society. DE KALB ,June 9, lO and ll ~ Antique show and "Country Store" at Catholic Student center, North- ern Illinois university -- Spon- sored by Court Immaculate Con- ception, Catholic Daughters of America. DIXON May "19, 20--Rummage sale at 110 E, First St.from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 19. and starting at 8 a.m. May 20---Sponsored by St. Anne guild. DURAND June 4--Spring festival from 2 9 p.m. in St. Mary church hall----Sponsored by St. Mary parishioners. ELGIN May 2T--Rummage sale in St. Thomas More school hall-----Spon- sored by St. Thomas More Cath- olic Women's club. May 27--Bake sale at 216 E. Chicago St. -- Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of America, Court Elgin 1195. FREEPORT May 19--Card party at 8 p.m. in St. Mary hall--Sponsored by Women's Catholic Order of For- esters, June ll--Festival from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on church grounds-- Sponsored by St. T h o m a s Aquinas parishioners. McHENRY May 21--Repeat performance of "Melodic Journey," ,at St. Mary auditorium at 7 p.m. for the benefit of Newman Student center at Northern Illinois uni- versity. June 9, 10 and ll--Home Show at Just-for-Fun roller rink, spon- sored by McHenry Knights of Columbus. RICHMOND May 13 -- Rummage s a I e from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in St. Joseph church hall ~ Sponsored by Home and School associa- tion. ROCKFORD May 18 -- Card party in St. Bernadette school gym at 8 p.m. -- Sponsored by Ladies of St. Bernadette May 21 ~ Benefit party with refreshments starting at 4 p.m. in St. Anthony church hall Sponsored by St. Elizabeth Wo- man's club Requiescant % AURORA -- Clarence H. Fisher, 77, St. Joseph perish, May 12. Mrs, Mayme Hermes, 90, St, Mary perish, /~y 14. Mrs. Elisebeth Schiltz, Our Lady of Good Counsel perish, May 15. Albert J. Seidelman, 60, St. Joseph parish, May 6. Paul Miku, 70, St. George parish, May 12. GeorgeCiko, 6~, St. Michael parish, May 12. paul Peter Fichtel, 72, St. Mary parish, Mby 10. BELVIDERE -- Dave Leonard, 84, Sl. James parish, May 9. ,Mrs. Theresa Schaeffer, 88, Sl. James perish, Mey 11. CARPENTERSVILLE -- John M. Yose- nick, 30, St. Monica parish. May 13. CRYSTAL LAKE -- Harry E. RyauJst, 96, St. Thomas parish, May 12. DeKALB -- Oavad Kafan, 65, St, Mary parish, May $. Mrs. Michael Malone, 81, St. Mary par- ish, May 12. DIXON -- John C. Fielding, 69, St. Mary parish, May 13. FREEPORT -- Mrs. Martha Gorke, 80, St. Joseph parish, May 15. Mrs. Gertrude F Latz, 60, St. Mary parish, May 12. William Gavigin, 72, St. Thomas Aauin. as parish, May 14. HARVARD -- Mrs. Marie E, Lodge, 70, St. Joseph parish, May 1~. LOVES PARK -- Mrs. Sussn Minihgn~ )'7, St. Bridget psrish, May 13. MARENGO -- Terressa McKeown, 77, Secred Heart parish, May 8, Miss Edlth T. Sassmen, S7, Sacred and in general to control indus- Heart parish, May 14. McHENRY -- John Sutton, 71, St. Pat- !trial conditions under a mini- rick parish, May 15. ROCKFORD -- Mrs. Margaret A. Con- mum of government supervision, nell, 57, St. James parish, May 7. ,Valerie Tartaglie, infant, St. Anthony Reds Infiiltrate I~rish, May g. J Mrs. Palmlra T. garee, 49, St. Anthony Also of immediate concern perish, May 12 - "'7 . . . I WARREN -- William Fitzgerald 78 after the ~% ar was Oomlnatlon]st. Catherine parish, May 11. ' ' Wllh&m E Terry 85 St Anne Dar,sh, of several unions bv Communistsl a" ~,- or racketeers. Th'rough scoresl~w~o6osrocK - Mrs. e,en Se,ie H~n- garter g5 St Mary perish May 13 of labor schools, some directedj ' ' " ' ' " by the militant Association oft~)~}i~i~;i~i~@~i~s~5~i~i~?i~e~i~i~ ~s,~g~ Catholic Trade Unionists, Cath-I olics tried to prepare workers[ Patr0n,ze for responsible participation inl union affairs to overcome theI flur AdvArtk r apathy that had permitted the[ ~, 'takeover of unions. ~i~i~!~`~!~i~!~!~!~:i~!.~i~i.`.*.~i~it~i~.~i~i~i~~i!~i~i~i~ Your diploma is your passport to the career of your choice . . . o good start on the rood to Success. A savings account goes well with o diploma! Start one now. We current- ly pay in- terest of the rote of Your savings insured to $10,000 by an agency el U. S. Government.