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News Section--Page 8A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday June 18, 1950 We will start this column with a note to the golfers. The DeKalb Council is to be host to all Goun- ells in the Rockford Diocese on June 28 at the Kishwaukee Coun- try Club. The winner will take home to his Council a Silver Cup and will represent our Diocese against the five other diocese in the State Tournament at Rockford in July. All players will have a chance to win a prize besides the cup. They will have a Blind-Bogey and handicap set-up. Dinner will be served after golfing at the K. of C. Clubrooms. All qualified Brother Knights are eligible. Rain played a major portion of the ball games scheduled in Aurora and Sterling for last week. In Aurora, the skies let loose before an inning could be played. As we go to press, the Aurora Knights are holding down the fourth place slot in the City Softball league with a 5 won and 2 defeat record. Ove~ in Sterling, Coach Don Hennessy's Comets were out in front of Rock Fails, 1 to 0, at the end of the first inning, but came interference on the part of the weatherman and the game was called. It will be replayed at a later date. The University of Detroit honor- ed Norm Swanson with its annual "Athlete of the Year" award. Swanson was a continual point- getter for the Titan basketball and track teams. Your editor knows that Swanson is well qualified for the honors bestowed on him. We ran up against the University of Detroit basketball team and Swan- son on several different occasions, but since I have control of the variables, we won't go into the matter any further. Baseball is now in vogue and almost every diamond in every town is occupied. Maybe before the summer is over, the Cubs and White Sex will give us something to write about. If that isn't possi- ble, I can always find material on the Detroit Tigers. The American League pennant is going to look nice flying over Briggs Stadium. Not to be rushing ~hings, but I took one look at the Chicago Bears schedule and just had to pass on the material to you. They are play- ing a super home schedule in 1950. I also looked over a few rosters of the opposing teams and came up with this list: Sept. 10--Philadelphia Eagles. Defending world champions. Top stars--Steve Van Buren, Tommy "We Dress Your Floors and Windows" See Our Complete Line Broadloom Carpeting Unoleum Tile Kitchen Cabinets and Sinks Curtains and Drapes Window Shades P arming Services and Estimates Free Call Meln 3-9651 ........... Thompson, Smackover Scott, Pete Pihos, Chuck Bednarik, Bosh Prit- chard. Oct. 8--Cardinals. Charley Trip- pi, Elmer Angsman, Mal Kutner. Bill Fischer, Pat Harder, Jim Hardy. Oct. 15--Green Bay Packers Under leadership of Gene Ronzani. Clayton Tonnemaker joins Tony Canadeo, Ted Fritsch, Stan Heath. Nov. 12--New York Yanks. May be surprise team of 1950. Buddy Young, George Rattcrman, Martin Ruby, Jack Russell, Art Weiner. Nov. 19--San Francisco Forty Niners. Frankie Albert, Norm Standlee, Allyn Beals, Emil Sitka. Leo Nomellini, John Stryzkalski. Nov. 26--Los Angeles Rams-- CAR-PET-LINE STORE Inc, More powerful than ever. Glenn Davis, Bob Waterfield, Ralph Pas- quariello, Tom Fears, Norm Van Brocklin. Dec. l{)--Detroit Lions. Most 428 7th St Rockford III improved team in football Leon ' " Hart, Doak Walker, Bobby "Layne, Frank Tripucka, Joe Watson, Bob ~lMann, Pep Panelli, Don Doll, Art I lIT lg Acoustic t ondSound WOPt nmages I I IBv A" Ir To Rome ~I lWashingtn -" (NC)--Two air .... i p'Igrimages to Rome are planned .... [by the Confraternity of Christian |~ Doctrine this summer, following .......... ll[approval of special Holy Year Ag-Kl-|k~K |~flights by the Civil Aeronautics: Ill Board here. _ |~ Confraternity members will UAmt 'll",~ |~leave July 18 and August 15 on V ~ ~ I~7 |[ pilgrimages that -will take them llJto Ireland, France and Rome. They INT Western Interior finishes kherior Coetlngs Industrial and Mointen- once coatings "RoI~StolN" rot in wood of lmvo| SCIENTIFICALLY AND CAREFULLY FORMULATED BY Rockford Paint Manufacturing Co. ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS THAT GASOLINE GOOD SMITH OIL SERVICE Smith Oil & Refining e. end AuoclehJ Dealers I I im i Airlines four-engined planes. The CAB also al)proved 17 round-trip flights to Rome spon- sored by the Washington Convent of the Sacred Heart. Students, alumnae and teachers of Sacred Heart schools and members of their immediate families will make the flights. Nine flights to Paris also were authorized under atmpices of the Association of Our Lady of Salva- tion, of Worcester, Mass. U. S. and Canadian members of the associa- tion, which is conducted by the As- sumption Fathers, are planning the trips. Fifty U. S. college students will fl~, to attend the summer session of the University of Fribourg at Switzerland, as a result of an~ other CAB authorization. All the flights listed will be on Seaboard & Western Airlines planes. A petition for 16 flights to Rome by the Catholic War Veterans was rejected by the CAB, on the grounds that the CWV "is not a bona, fide religious, charitable or educational group within the mean. ing of the board's . . . statement of policy." The board maintained that the CWV was a group "pri- marily of a fraternal or social or- der." A new petition for eight flights is planned by the Catholic War Veterans, which will dispute the basis o~ the CAB's rejection. Here are four table-top checker boards made by St. Edward High school students for hospitalized war veterans. Participating in the Junior Red Cross program at the school were Donald Roath, William Reinert, Vincent Norton, Richard Kubiak, Larry Knott and Edward Joyce. Members of the wood shop class made a group of ash stands for disabled veterans shortly before Christmas. To Rome with Gabriala Knipschield All roads lead to Rome during the Holy Year. Every day pilgrims come streaming into Rome from all parts of the earth to make a modern "Babylon" of an already old, venerated and noble city! One cannot ask "Where do you come from?" but representatives of all races are there---the woman from India in her traditional dress, i groups of Chinese and JapaneseI ancestry, religious orders in all l types of habits comprising all races, uniformed military person- nel, parents with their children-- seriously fulfilling the obligations of the Holy Year. It's an every- day occurrence! What procedure does an Amer- ican who is with the Occupation Forces in Europe use to make a pilgrimage to Rome? Regulations are somewhat different for mili- tary personnel in uniform than for those who are civilians, but essen- tially they are as follows: A Pilgrims' Packet for $1.50 is secured-from the Chaplain's Q~ce which contains a HolyYe ear prayerbook, a guidebook of Rome, a pin showing that the wearer is a pilgrim, and a coupon entitling him to reduced fares. This coupon is presented to an authorized travel agency for the purchase of round- trip tickets to Rome, with the in- structions that to actually obtain the reduction, this railroad ticket must be stamped with a special Holy Year stamp at Rome to show that this reduction has been merited. Otherwise a heated dis- cussion will ensue at the border about p a yi ng t h e additional amount. Many people join organized tours, while others travel by auto, or go on their own. Required are special orders, passports and per- mits to travel. At the German- authorized hotel. At a bank we are required to show passports, give the name of the hotel at which we are staying, and the name of the city in which the traveler cheques were purchased. What about a room? Members of the occupation forces are in- vited to use the facilities of the American USO Club operated by the National Catholic Community Service (near St. Peter's). Mr. McAloon and his staff recommend rooms suited to the individual's needs, procure guides for tours of Rome, provide information and travel services, and arrange for papal audiences. The club has a waiting room, reading room, show- ers, and is a center for Americans. Many Americans prefer to stay at a pension because they are mod- estly priced and afford a comfort- able place to stay. Ordinarily these pensions include meals, but many have eliminated this service be- cause pilgrims cannot arrange their schedule for the set hours. Upon registration at a hotel or pen- sion, it is necessary to present passport, state the town from which one has just come and the town to which one will be going upon leaving Rome. Now we are "all set" with Ital- ian lira and a room, so we can re- lax to become oriented. Miracles happen every minute with the reckless Italian method of traffic whether it is buses autos or bi- cycles. All seem to be equipped with horns which are used almost constantly, so it seems. The palm trees add a note of tropical atmos- phere. The sight of priests and brothers in their long cassocks and distinctive headdress become just as common as the sight of military uniforms. Food is" good, but an American is particularly hard to Austrian border an hour is wasted please when it comes to coffee. while a veritable army of customs:Only the so-called Continental officials boards the train for a rou-j breakf, asts include tea, coffee or tine inspection of passports, orders, milk m the price. and luggage; declaration of money, i ~ etc. At the Austrian-Italian bord-i OnerQ Sinner er in the wee hours, there is a "- ~' similar inspection i Dubuque, In. -- (NC) -- Lily We arrive in Rome in the rood- Windsor, 26, American singer who ern railroad terminal. We are won a contract with the Rome stymied by oul~ utter lack of Ital-I Opera company in 1947, will open inn. We have no Italian money-- the Clarke College Artists series we must change ours. We are re-I here next fall The soprano will luctant to change ten dollar's be making her second American worth of travelers cheques be- tour when she appears in Dubuque cause we have learned that we October 15 in the Clarke College might get a hett~r rate somewhere auditorium. else than at the depot. It is Easter Monday and the banks are closed. the American dollar brings the better exchange, and it is wiser to change our money at a bank or Price: One London--(NC)--A new type mission, beginning a campaign intended to follow up the gen- eral mission of last year, has been introduced in St. Augus- tine's parish, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Catholics are admitted to the mission services only if they bring along a non-Catholic A friend. Each night the missioners i deal with a different aspect of the Faith and reply to questions submitted. The mission is organized by the Catholic Missionary Society, which was responsible for the general mission. The m.ission for non-Catholics was preceded by a week's mission preached by the Revs. John Heenan and John Callaghan, both of the Catholic Missionary Society, to prepare the Tunbridge Wells parishioners for their apostolic task. Schoo Washington~(NC)--Rep. Gra- ham Barden of North Carolina has been elected chairman of the House Labor and Education Committee. He was named to succeed the late Rep. John Lesinski of Michigan. His election was not unexpected since he ranked second in senior- ity to Mr. Lesinski on the corn-, mittee. "ALWAY8 A GOOD BilOIP" STATE and CAPITAL THEATRES CHARLES HOUSE ENTERPRISES, INC. I,I FIREPROOF STORAGE 715 South Main Street .- ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS II RECHT-FROELICH CHEVROLET CO. 330 South Church at Green St. Phone 3-8421 . ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS VIOLA'S BEAUTY SHOF~ [J PALACE BEAUTY SHOP 107 Hall Street Jl |I71AR N. Main Stree# Phone 2-8634 |l Phone 3-4913 EveningAppointments Hoir Dyelhg pnd Permanent Waving Our SpeclaIW II I IIII J II II I I I I