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SunJ*y, May 23, 1943 [;[:- THE OBSERVER Young Ladies Fete Mothers At May Breakfast Sterling.--One of the highlights of the May Breakfast at which the members of the Sterling St. Mary Young I,adies Sodality entertained their mothers on Sunday morning, May 16, was a tribute "To our Daughters" written by Mrs. N. J. Barrett of F#nton, Illinois. Mrs. Barrett is an aunt of Mary Agnes liermes, president of the Sodality and the following tribute which she .prepared for the breakfast pro- gram was read by Mrs. Joseph Keegan of the Sterling St. Mary parish : TO OUR DAUGHTEIS The poet, in a bautiful thought, has likened our girls to flowers, and what a true. comparison it is. The tiny buds are little children and as they grow, they develop beautiful virtues and character- |sties. The petals, each one a virtue, slowly open, and as the flower unfolds, it shows to the world a beautiful daughter. :Mothers are the florists and how carefully they must watch that their plants are welF cared for and nourished! Weed out the bad companions who would harm these delicate plants. Water them often with good advice and, more important, good example, and if dead leaves (or bad ac- tions) appear, break them off gently. Girls, be what God has planned t, Mt. Carroll MONUMENTS MT. CARROLL GRANITE AND MARBLE WORKS GEO. W. IVEY SONS, Props. Workmanship Guaranteed. All Work Done by Pneumatic Tools Gnd Sand Blast Prices Right. Phone Blue 256 Mr. Carroll, Ill. DIXON Coal-Stokers D. B. RAYMOND & 5OI4 AUTHORIZED DEALER Iron Fireman Automatic Coal Burner Phone !19 716 Brintan Ave. CHOICE PINES ] - 7 ft high for lawn and windbreak Planting Henry Lohse's Nursery 2 Miles West ot Dixon on Route S30 WALNUT BLACK & ABBOTT GENUINE PFISTEI HYBRIDS WALNUT * ILLINOIS Guldbeck & Eckstrom General Contractors Dealers In Building Materiel 1224 E. Lincoln Highway PHONE 744 DeKalb, III. you to be. ]f you are a violet, don't try to be a tulip or a pansy. "Imitation is so cheap," and yet it is a common fault among our girls . . . "Better to be your own dear self than any made-up daisy." Have an ideal--a high aim in life--and never let it out Of your sight, as the sunflower turns its face to the kun when it sets, the same look which it wore when it rose. Be joyous and happy and always try to wear a smile--a natural one. Flowers are meant to bring cheer. Try to excel. Don't be content with being as good as the rest of them. Try to, be the most beautiful flower in the garden, so that the florist, .your Mother, ]nay point to you with true pride, when showing you to her friends, and say to herself, "How sweet . . and beautiful . . . and GOOD!" Mrs. N. J. Barrett Miss Mary Scott, daughter el Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, present- ed a beautiful tribute "To Our Mothers." This was the first time in the history of the Sodality that a Mother-Daughter p r o g r a m has been arranged, and the pastor Monsignor A. J. Burns, commend- ed highly the officers of the Sodal- ity, who have been working hard the past few months to reorganize the society. Community High School Honors Sr. Marguerite Marie Sterling.--One of the most im- pressive anti unprecedented events took place in the Sterling St. Mary school auditorium on Thursday evening, May 13, when Jack Eber- sole, a member of the Senior Class and son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Ebersole of the St. Mary parish highlighted the program of the Junior-Senior Prom with a heart- felt and sincere tribute to Sister Marguerite Marie, a member of the faculty of the school, who is now in her twenty-fifth year at the local school. Since there are many of Sister Marguerite Marie's former pupils now living throughout the Rock- ford Diocese, it was felt they would enjoy reading the tribute in the Observer. "We have chosen tonight to pay tribute to a faculty member who is as much a part of Community as the very walls themselves. It is a singular honor when a Sister of Loretto is allowed to remain in one place for twenty-five years, and such has been the honor conferred on our own Sister Marguerite Marie. Her influence through those twenty-five years has been such that no Community graduate can think of his alma mater without thinking of Sister. Her record THE FIELDHOUSE In The Interest Of Diocesan Sports By A Staff Writer Honor will be paid and awards made to: athletes of Aquin High School at the annual supper spon- sored by the Aquin Athletic Asso- ciation. Even though foods are rationed, the Aquin Home School Association has made arrange- ments to serve a meal for the men who have developed themselves during the past year by active par- ticipation in sports. Though trans- portation is limited, Chief Petty C. P. O. Albert Lewis Officer Albert Lewis, instructor in Naval Physical Fitness at the Navy Yard Technical Training Center, Navy Pier, Chicago, will attend the dinner and address the athletes, their friends and relatives. Mr. Lewis was formerly in charge of athletics at St. James' Trade School near Springfield, Illi- nois. The Franciscan Brothers con- duct St. James', an institution Sim- ilar to the famous Boys' Town of Nebraska. Although Mr. Lewis had a limited field to draw from (the enrollment was only sixty boys), he produced winning teams in every branch of sport. When assigned to Navy Pier after enter- ing the Navy, he coached a win- ning basketball team marking up YESTER.YEAR ANTIQUES 436 E. Lincoln Ht-way Telex)hone 2240-R. TrHE FINISHER 'le Only Finish like o Petal of a Rose  Repairing  Refinishing  Upholstering Tel. 2240 436 E. Lincoln HI-way Ilil I I DeKALB Gasoline, Oil DEKALB INDEPENDENT OIL CO. Dealel in HIGH GRADE BURNING OILS LUBRICATING OILS  GREASES Phone 99 4th E. Uncoln Highway thirty victories in thirty-four attempts. Another team under his direction at Navy Pier won nine victories without a defeat. At the athletic supper in St. Joseph's Hall, Sunday, May 23rd 6:00 p.m., the following will re- ceive awards: Football Lettermen 1942 Season Charles Clarke, Jack Dale, Don- ald Deethardt, William Earl Dougherty, William Hess Harold Heimerdinger, Donald Kro gull, Richard Mason, :lack O'Rourke, Robert Pontius, Martin Rios, James Weigel, Richard Witt, Paul Line, Donald Cassidy, James O'Connor. Student Manager's Letters to Joseph Kraut and Richard Curran. Basketball Lettermen 1942-1943 Season Donald Krogull, Richard Tappe, Charles Clarke, Harold Trapp, Richard Witt, James O'Conor, Jos- eph McIntyre, James Pifer, Char- les Cromer, Leonard Seppla, James Schuck. M PHARMACY M DE KALB ILL. PHONE---71-, WM. M. MERCER R. PH. G. H. McGINTY R. PH. I St. Thomas' football and basket- ball players were guests of the Men's Club at the Annual Athletic Banquet held last Tuesday evening, May 18th. Members of the faculty and coaching staff were invited with the players to attend the fes- tivities. Marmion's athletic schedule con- tinues in full swing. In tennis, Marmion cadets turned back a strong team from Joliet, three matches to two. Marmion won both doubles and one single. Bob Sibenaller was the only cadet to come through with a victory in the man to man matches. Reports came back from the crew trip to Chicago that the Cade! crew rowers were highly success- ful with a three-length victory. They now boast two straight wins. and must beat strong Lane Tech at Chicago Sunday to complete a 1000 season. Freeport's parochial track conducted by Aquin High School produced a battle between St. Mary's and St. Vincent's for the city title. A margin of one first place determined the winner. St. . Mary's took five of the ten events while St. Vincent's placed first in four. St. Mary's 55% points pro- duced by a strong well-balanced team took the trophy from St. Thomas, St. Joseph's and St. Vin- cent's. In the City Softball League, the weather still holds the lead. To date, one game has been played and that produced a winner in St. Thomas. Getting off to a bad start, St. Joseph's let the West Siders run up a heavy score. In the latter part of the game, St. Joseph's batters focused on the ball butthey were still trailing when St. Thomas out the last man Out. News Section ..--. Page 5 reads something like a successful lot persecution in their own coun- general's after a brilliant cam-[.try, and pointed out their value as paign." I citizens of the community and Sister Marguerite came here in imembers of the parish. "Tiaey may 1918 and was in charge of one of]not understand what you say, but the first high school classes, at[ they understand what you do, and that time held in the present gl-ade I you young ladies ant! your moth- school buihling. In 1924 she start- ers who have he inside equipment ed teaching English in the new to meet these people warmly and high school building. The next year she launched the school paper "The Marian," anti she has been in charge of it until the last year. We are all familiar with the number of times the "Marian" has taken honors in national Catholic con- tests. It has been her experience dur- ing her period of teaching to send forth from Community six priests, seminarians, and twenty-four nuns. Sister has taught many who have risen far up the ladder of success. nor Burns Encourages Work Among Mexicans Sterling.--"A big work, a work of discouragement, and only a ,work of faith," was the desdrip- lion made by the Rt. Rev. Mon- signor A. J. Burns, V.G., S.T.L., of the work being done among the Mexican families of this commun- ity by the Young Ladies Sodality members. Monsignor Burns spoke with great sincerity and feeling urging the President, Miss Mary Agnes Hermes, and the other officers and committees of the Sodality to in- tensify their efforts with these Mexican "families of the parish. Referring to them as "our good neighbors," he traced their history graciously, do so, speak to them on the street, visit with them in ;heir. homes and make them realize they are welcome members of your organizations and an important part of the parish." For the first time in the history of the parish, the Mexican young ladies were special guests. Miss Mary Agnes Hermes, president of the Sodality, presented each girl individually and they were greet- ed warmly by the nearly two hun- dred persons persent at the May breakfast, Sunday morning, May 15, in the St. Mary Auditorium. Society To Make Up Robes, Serve Supper Erie.--At a recent meeting o the Altar and Rosary society of St. Ambrose parish, the members decided to make lap. robes for government hospitals and also to serve the supper at the use cen- ter at Savanna on Sundayp June 6. LAZIER SEED HOUSE GENUINE PFISTER HYBRIDS ROCHELLE * ILLINOIS ROCHELLE SWEN'S F'URNITURE SHOPPE I I WE SPECIALIZE IN RESTORING ANTIQUE FURNITURE Repairing  Refinishing  Upholstery 206 MAIN STREET ROCHELLE, ILL. A. & S. DAIRY, INCORPORATED Milk, Cream, Butter, Cheese, Ice Cream, Orongeede "We Pasteurize for Your Protection" 421 LOCUST ST. MAIN 243 KLOCKE'S SINNISSIPPI Dinners at Popular Prices . . Steaks o Specialty . . . t. Lincoln Highway  Sterling, IIIinole "BEI EN'S PHONE: MAIN 57 COMPLETE FOOD STERLING, ILLINOIS MARKET" 313 FIRST AVENUE ROCK FALLS DAIRY Pasteurized Dairy Products STERLING P. H. gaup Phone Maln 913 H.N. 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