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News Section--Page 6A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, June 13, 1948 y For The The Faith ation Notes DIOCESAN DIRECTOR: REV. THOMAS S. GREEN 442 Highland Ave., Dundee, IlL Nuns Are Self Supporting As a consequence of the hard- ships imposed by the war, the Chinese Dominican Sisters in Foo- chow, China, were about to dis- band their community because of lack of funds, when they decided to partially earn their own living. According to Most Rev. Theodore Labrador, Archbishop of Foochow and Administrator Apostolic of Funing, the sisters began to make, first, shoes, then stockings, and later dress goods. "All this is, of course, foreign to religious life, and has, besides, re- tarded their education in what they are really called upon to do," writes the Archbishop. "But at least they have been able to live their conventual life of obedi- ence and sacrifice and have regu- lar hours for meditation, office and their prayers, which they would have lost if they had been forced to go home. Still, we have had to refuse postulant after postu- lant. "In our orphanage, we can- not accept new children, not even those abandoned at our door, be- cause we have no means of get- ting milk for them. The hospital we have in Funing is one of the humblest and poorest, yet even in that state it IS a great drain on our resources. "One of our most important works is the reopening of a school I had for the best people in San- tuao. A great portion of Chinese people live in their sampens and junks. There they are born, there they live, there they marry, there they die, and from there they are buried. From these people we draw some of our simplest and best Christians. They have begged me to build them a big school so that their children could remain with us to study when they go on long fishing trips. Here in Foo- chow, these people number not hundreds, but thousands "I am overwhelmed by the needs of this Archdiocese, and hope and trust that good friends will help me carry on and emerge from the destruct:on brought to China by the war, so that I may make of this a fruitful corner of the Lord's Vineyard." Discovering God On Africa's West Coast Knowing only vaguely that the Fathers of the new mission at Faranah in French Guinea, West Africa, are men of God, but know- ing nothing about Christianity, the people of this region go to them daily and ask them to take and instruct their children. "The important thing is to give these natives a good initial Catho- lic training, and the only way to begin is to interest the children, as the adults are not willing to change their customs," writes Father Jacques, Peterson. C. S. Sp., who, with another Father, has just started a mission here. "They all worship with great candor the spirits of the dead. They have a great idea of their own person- ality and a feeling of superiority. , ,,,,, RaTa-ROOTER SEWER CLEANING SERVICE 1SS2 7ek Ave. Rockford All Phone Calls Collect, TeL 4-6114 m , ' , I THAT ~ I SMITH OILSERVICE Their ancestors were fierce war- riors with long guns and spears who c~me down on horseback from the northwest, where the great Soudanese Empires were flourish- ing long before the 15th century. The old men still remember the great Chief Samory, and the place under the cotton trees where he used to cut the heads off his en- emies. "Today they are all peaceful farmers and "prosperous, but we will have to stop the Moslem in- fluence, which results in great confusion from doubt as to what is really true. There has never been a better time, or a riper field for our apostleship. It is a difficult task, however, to build and start a school, with almost no means at States." Cooking School In Brazil A strange train of circum- stances led to the foundation of a cooking school at Manaos, Ama- zonas, Brazil, by the Redemptor- ist Fathers, according to a release issued by the Perpetual Help Mis- sion Club. One afternoon Padre Roberto Hanlen of St. Louis, Mo., walked into the mission kitchen which, incidentally, is a bit more stylish than a barn. Now Padre Roberto is a man's man. Rarely is he caught off guard. Padre Roberto has his weak moments. What he saw was no mirage of maleria fever, nor a too uncom- mon sight in the jungle. On the rough barn floor of the kitchen (democratically shared by man and beast) the cook was wrest- ling with a leg of beef. Her brown gnarled toes firmly held the meet on the floor in a vise-like grip. Sweating through her faded house dress and nearly breathless, the well-meaning woman hacked vig- orously with a hatchet "What's that ,,fr?" shouted Padre Roberts. For you, an- swered the toothless women. If she had been fondling a coiled rattle- snake he wouldn't have been more surprised. Noticing this, she add- ed maternally: "It's all right, Father. I always run a little river water over the pieces when I'm finished." Panic reigned in the mission house that day. Meat was served to the dogs; fried bananas to the Fathers. The cook was served a dismissal. The next day the Fath- ers had beans, the dogs nothing, and a special council decided that someone had better start a cooking school. Scouts Receive Awards From Aurora--Four members of the Boy Scout troop of Holy Angels parish received life awards from the pastor, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. F. Connor, at a presentation cere- i mony Sunday morning at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. They are James Dari- mont, Ralph Fauth, John Shepard and Robert Shepard. At the same time, Monsignor Connor made star awards to three other Scouts, Albert Hermes, Francis Miller and Leslie Reid. Frank Nemechek received the Scout neckerchief as a member of the troop. On the preceding Thursday eve- ning, 44 young boys of the parish school were inducted into the new- ly organized parish Cub pack of Width William C. O'Brie~ is chair- man and Robert Kloche, Cub mas- ter. The Rev. William A. Kriegs- mann, assistant pastor, who serves as chaplain of the Scout troop, will also be chaplain of the new Cub pack. Den mothers for the new Pack are Mrs. William C. O'Brien, Mrs. Ward Gosselin, Mrs. Donald Lay- cock, Mrs. Lee Draper, Mrs. Frank Greiter and Mrs. Florian Walter. Rockford Couple To Note Golden Anniversary Rockford--Life-long residents of Rockford, who were among the original members of St. Mary's ~arish when it was founded in May, 1885, and who were later married in the parish church, will cele- brate the 50th anriiversary of their wedding during the coming week- end. They are Mr. and Mrs. John J. Welch, who were married in St. Mary's church on June 14, 1898, and the attendants who stood be- fore the altar with them that day are still alive to help them mark their golden jubilee. The attendants are Mr. Welch's twin brother; Patrick F. Welch, and Mrs. Welch s sister, Miss Mary Quinn, both of whom live in Rock- ford. There will be a family dinner at the home of a son, Frank M. Welch, i on Saturday evening, June 12, while an open house will be held at the family home on Sunday afternoon, June 13, from 3 until 7 p. m. Rel- atives and friends are invited through the press. In addition to Frank, there is an- other son, Fire Department Cap- tain Walter J. Welch, and a daugh- ter, Miss Catherine M., as well as two grandchildren among the de- scendants of the jubilarians. All of them live in Rockford. Notre Dame, Ind.--There were eight residents of the Rockford diocese in the record class of near- ly 900 gr~lduates who received de- grees at the University of Notre Damd at the 103rd commencement exercises held here last Sunday afternoon, June 6. Paul G. Hoffman, director of European Recovery Program, de- livered two commencement ad- dresses as the exercises were di- vided into two distinct programs i in order to accommodate the record class. His Excellency, the Most Rev. Richard J. Cushing, D.D., LL.D., Archbishop of Boston, Mass., de- livered the baccalaureate address Sunday morning, while His Excel- lency, the Most Rev. John F. Noll, ~= D.D., Bishop of Fort Wayne, Ind., | foundingeditor of Our Sunday Via- | itor, who this year is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordi- nation, celebrated the baccalaureate Mass. Listed as from the Rockford dio- cese are William H. Grady, Belvi- dere, bachelor of science in com- merce; John E. Costello, Crystal Lake, bachelor of arts; John C. Killian, DeKalb, bachelor of science in commerce; John C. Craddock, :Elgin, bachelor of science in com- merce; Robert B. Reynolds, Rock- ford, bachelor of science; Paul J. Long and Paul H. Weyrauch, both of Sterling, both receiving bachelor of science in commerce degrees; Karl J. Gartner, St. Charles, bath- elor of arts. Mexican Program To Be Staged At Elgin June 13th Elgin--A cast of 40 will present a gay Mexican program when the Club Fiesta stages a benefit per- formance at St. Mary's hall Sun- day evening, June 13, at 8 p.m., with proceeds going to the build- ing fund for a gymnasium at St. Joseph's parish. The program of song and dance will include such festive numbers as the Mexican hat dance. "Jar- abe Tapatio"; the rhythmical num- ber "Chiopanecas," known to most folks as the "Clap dance"; the "Raspa," which appeared in the motion picture "Fiesta"; and many others. Tickets are available' from mem- bers of the club or will be avail- recipients of this annual recog- nition; at St. Mary's, they went to Thomas Sheridan and Liana Berrettini; while at St. Joseph's, James Bushelle and Barbara You- mans were selected for the annual awards. Two Elgin Students Merit DePaul Degrees breaking class of 772 who received degrees at commencement exer- icses of DePaul university Wed- nesday afternoon, June 9, at Or- chestra hall. They are Fern L. Wallace and Gerald Sullivan, the former re- ceiving a bachelor's degree from~L the college of liberal arts afldW Chicago--Two students from science, the latter a degree from Elgin were among the record- the college of drama. r ,:::k! :!.v' i wn i:u c!sCk :: '! d RADIO SALES & SERVICE 1052 Charles St. Model Airplane Gor Motors & Kits Tel. 5-7741 Coal and Lumber Co. Tel. 3-5419 1228 Cedar St. Rockford, III. MILLWORK--IRON FOREMAN STOKERS STUCKEYS Style Store for Men and Boys 121 N MAIN ROCKFORD SHOE SERVICE REPAIRING --- DYEING 114 5. Wyman Tel. 4-0721 "Dry Cleaning at Its Finest" ARBOGAST BROS., INC. 1520 N. Main St. CLEANERS Rockford, IlL Store Phone 4-0112 Plant, 2116 Latham St.--4-9111 LUMBFJI--MILLWORK--FUEL~PAINT "WE INVITE YOUR PATlaONAGr E. W. SCHMELLING & SONS, Inc. 1031 SCHOOL STREET Phone S-645S Thousands are wearing this "GREATER AID" to nature. "FEATHER TOUCH PRINCIPLE." W. J. BROWN 220 Empire Bldg. 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