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unday, May 24, 1942  THE OBSERVER  5 - m Last Of 800 Navy Apprentices Leave N. D. For Courses Leading To Commissions Notre Dame, Ind., May 15.--The last of 800 apprentice seamen left Notre Dame today for the advanced training courses at Abbott Hall in Chicago, and Prairie State and Co- lumbia in New York which will bring them ensign's commis- sions in the deck and engineering divisions of the United States Navy the V-7 classification. The indoctrination course, open-O opening of a full summer semester ed at the University of Notre Dame for the first time on April 15, included classes in mathema- tics, naval history, gunnery, and a few specialized fields such as the use of gas masks, and a large phy- sical training program featuring drill and sports. During the 30-day period the young men, graduates of most of America's leading colleges and universities, also received the various "shots" which make the U. S. armed forces one of the healthiest bodies in the world. Particularly satisfying was the unity displayed between the Uni- versity's 3,000 students, who doubled up many of the residence halls to make way for the Navy men, and who shifted their meal hours and class hours to permit the Navy program to intensify the use of the dining hall and class- room facilities. The Navy men came from all 48 States, as did the Notre Dame student body. But whereas the University's enrollment is more than 90 percent Catholic, the V-7 unit was some 90 percent non- Catholic. The spiritual side of the Navy program was left entirely to the individual initiative, with full facilities of the University open to the Catholic boys and the nearby church facilities of South Bend open to those of other faiths. Chapels in the three residence halls used to house the V-7 men were converted to secular use, one in particular presenting the startl- ing effect of men in gas masks against a background of arched and stained-glass windows. On May 18, the second unit of the indoctrination program takes up residence on the Notre Dame campus. This new group, instead of being' apprentice seamen, will be commissioned officers,---ensigns and lieutenants--who are enrolled as specialists in deck, engineering and ordnance. They are coming di- rect from civilian life, either pro- fessional, industrial or college, and vill go through the same indoc- trination program, intensified dur- ing a five and one-half week period so that they can go direct from Notre Dame to active duty in their respective fields. Some 1,100 men vill be included in the new.unit, with the possibility of the Navy, adding a fourth residence hall, Badin hall, to the three halls used for the original unit,--Lyons, Mor- rissey and Howard. Notre Dame's own academic pro- gram, accelerated to conform to the request of the government to all institutions of higher learning, will renew on May 28, with the of :15 weeks, ending on September 8. On September 10, the fall sem- ester opens, closing on December 23, on which date the class ordin- arily to be graduated in June, 1943, will receive diplomas. e With more than 1,000 defens workers of the neighboring indus- trial area using faculty and class- rooms for night courses, and the Navy occupying a substantial per-I centage of facilities, Notre Dame,! like other American schools, is contributing an all-out effort to this nation's war program. Notre Dame men are daily additions to the various branches of-the ser- vice. Faculty members are being taken for government research. War has come to the campus, and has found it prepared. Majority Of Argentine Deputies Take Oath On 'Holy Gospels' Buenos Aires, May ll.--The ma- jority of the members of the new- ly elected Chamber of Deputies took the traditional oath "by Coun- try, God $nd the Holy Gospels." Socialists,-Radicals, two anti-per- sonaltistas, and one Democrat swore "by Country and the Consti- tution." Dr. Jose Luis Cantilo, a leader in religious and social as well as political circles in Argen- tina, was elected President of the Chamber at its openin session. Bishop To Preside At Dedication Of New N.C.C.S. Club Savanna. -- His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edward F. Hoban, S.T.D., Bishop of Rockford, will preside at the formal dedication of the National Catholic Commu- nity Service club, Main and Madi- son Sts., next Friday evening, May 29, at 8 o'clock. Officers from the Savanna Ordnance Depot and clergy of the Diocese of Rockford will be present for the ceremonies. Last Saturday, May 16, the club was informally opened as another unit of the N.C.C.S., under the supervision of the Rockford club and directed by Mr. Charles Vaughn. Many soldiers from the ordnance depot made use of its facilities on the first day. A dele- gation of young ladies from Rock- ford were in the receiving line for the occasion. 1,125 Take Part In The K. Of C. Eastern ' Bowling Tournament New York, May 15.--Two hun- dred and twenty-five teams, com- prising 1,125 members, participat- ed in the Eastern Division of the Knights of Columbus National Bowling Tournament just conclud- ed here. Winner of the five-men team honors was Corrigan Council No. 1, New York City, with a score of 2,883. First place in the two-men team division was taken by A, Donnelly and J. Battel, of Brook- lyn, with 1,242. John Mastromar- ino, of New Rochelle, N. Y., won the singles with 672, and first place in the "All Events" division went to William Ward, of Phila- delphia, whose score was 1.804. THE FIELDHOUSE In The Interest Of Diocesan Sports By Bob Cromer i St. Edward High School, Elgin, held its first athletic banquet Sun- day night and awards were pre- sented to varsity members of foot- ball and basketball teams. Main speakers on the program included Coach Vince Dowd and Athletic Director Father Daniel Coyne, members of the Loras Col- lege coaching staff. Coach Dowd formerly coached the Leo (Chi- cago) athletic teams, and piloted the Lions to a national champion- ship in basketball. Father Coyne has been on the Dubuque school's coaching staff for a number of years and was formerly a four- sport letter winner at Creighton University. Letters and special awards were presented by the Rev. Win. Boland athletic director at I RELIGIOUS ,GOODS - - - GIFTS DIXON FLORAL SHOP FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS STATUARY * SICK CALL SETS CRUCIFIXES DIXON, ILLINOIS PHONE 107 117 EAST FIRST ST. DIXON Nursery FOR QUALITY NURSERY STOCK AND COMPLETE LANDSCAPE SERVICE Set HENRY LOHSE HURSERY Two Miles West ef Dixon on Lords HIll D. B. RAYMOND & SON AUTHORIZED DEALER Iron Fireman ' Automatic Coal Burner Phone 119 716 Brinten Ave. DIXON FRUIT CO. If It Grows, We Hove It Dist. BUDWEISER King of Bottle Beer DIXON, ILLINOIS Read The Advertisements And Know Who Will Appreciate Your Patronage ROCHELLE HECTOR CARON, Contractor Telephone 421 421 S. Third Street Rochelle, III. COOLING ENGINEERING J NTING I AIR CONDITIONING ! i St. Edward. Father Boland was assisted during the season by George Schmidt and Giles McVey. Captains were elected at the ban- quet for the coming season, R. Kroeger being chosen to lead the 1942 gridders and L. Cleland win- ning the cage vote. Summing up the athletic ad- vance made at the Elgin Catholic school in its first };ear, the St. Ed- ward athletes did well and as the rogram becomes more settled and the athletes gain experience, the new Elgin Catholic school may well become a leading contender in the diocesan sport world. Two neat victorie's were turned in by Marmion's baseballers as they prepared for their opening game of the district meet at Moose- heart. The Cadets defeated West Chicago by a 5-4 count, then bumped ancient rival Mooseheart by 10-6. At West Chicago, the ame was a pitcher's battle, with urry, Cadet hurler, fanning ten and giving up only four safe hits. Marmion scored five runs in the first three frames, and these markers proved to be the winning margin. Against Mooseheart the Cadets bumped into trouble after holding a five run lead, but the re- lief pitching of Curry ulled the game out of the fire. The Cadet hurler came in to relieve Jennings in the fourth inning and ten Moose fell by the strikeout route, with only one safe hit being the fare allowed the Moose by Curry for I the remainder of the game. St. Thomas golfers won two matches last week, defeating St. Mary's, Woodstock, 9-3, and Bel- i videre by a 16-2 count. George Taylor salvaged some consolation for the Marists as he blazed in with a medal 79 to score three points for his team. Against Belvidere, Van Keuran and Schrom carded low scores, tieing at 80 strokes Athletic activities on the Mar- mion calendar for this week in- clude a tennis match at Batavia Friday; baseball games against Sacred Heart at Geneva Sunday, and Mooseheart at Aurora Monday Tracksters travel to Elgin Acad- emy Saturday and the crew jaunts to the Ce6tral States Regatta at Chicago for a Sunday row. lmdmmnNL.. Fr. W. L. Bradley To Speak At St. Mary's Graduation West Brooklyn.The Rev. Willis L. Bradley, assistant pastor of St. James church, Belvidere, will be the speaker at the annual gradua- tion exercises of St. Mary's school Sunday afternoon, May 31. The exercises will open with reception of Holy Communion by the gradu- ates at the 9:30 o'clock Mass. Dur- ing the Mass the children will re- new their baptismal vows. In the afternoon at 2:30 o'clock all the children of St. Mary's school will participate in the an- nual May procession and the cere- mony of Crowning of the statue of Our Blessed Mother. At the con- clusion of the ceremonies honor- ing Mary, the Queen of May, dip- lamas will be presented and awards made to the graduates. The gra- duation exercises will be followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The weekly corn games held in St. Mary's hall will come to a close for the summer with the final Defense Corn Game Sunday even- ing, May 31. Games will be re- sumed next fall. The parish committee has select- ed Sunday, August 1, as the date of the annual parish dinner and summer festival. Mission To Close Sunday Evenino At sion is to offer a special opportu- nity for the faithful to know, to serve love God just a little better. The intention of the Mis- sion and its exercises is that God may recall the world to His ways, the ways of peace, that He may bless and protect our armed forces and grant them a speedy victory, a Christian peace and a safe re- turn to their homes. All Catholics and non-Catholics are cordially invited to attend the !services of the Mission. Confirmation Class Has 51 Converts Hattiesburg, Miss., May 15. Seventy-six soldiers and two army nurses were among the 158 persons who were confirmed by the Most Rev. Richard O. Gerow, Bishop of Natchez, in the Sacred Heart Church here. Fifty-one per- sons who received the Sacrament are converts. Lieutenant Colonel George Hill was sponsor for the soldiers. 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