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News SectionwPage 12A THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, June 20, 1948 St. Vincent's Jottings Our Sunday afternoon at special ceremonies, the graduates of St. Vincent's school received awards for scholarship and conduct. The class pins and ribbons hearing the school colors, red and gold. were presented. The sermon explained the work of the school and the hopes of St. Vincent's for the fu- ture of the graduates. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament ended this school year, 1948. The best wishes of all of St. Vincent's and St. Joseph's accompany these graduates wherever they may go. May the blessing of God always be with them! Music! Games! Refreshments! All were enjoyed by St. Vincent's Cub Scouts when they went to the Cub Scout carnival at the Freeport high school gym on Friday night. Our band was present to ,play a few livel- marches between acts and during the intermissions. Each Cub pack in Freeport set up sev- eral booths. There was a two- headed boy, a bearded lady. and all the other attractions you expect to find in a carnival side-show. Be- sides, there were games, and plenty of pop and ice cream for every- one. The boys topped off the night by presenting short skits. Last Wednesday night the Boy Scouts of St. Vincent's, Troop 2, went to K-ape's Park to participate in a Court of Honor and contests in scout lore. Our boys took first place in lacing, tent pitching, and relay, setting a new record of 59 seconds in the latter. Following these events the boys gathered around the campfire" to sing scout songs. Then the merit badges and rank awards were given. "May she rest in peace!" Thus we prayed the other morning as we assisted at the Funeral Mass for the repose of Mrs. Jessie Nolan, who passed away at St. Joseph's Home where she has spent the past 15 years of her life. "I passed." This was heard from Six K. Of C. Councils New Officers It's election time for councils of the Knights of Columbus in the Rockford diocese and during the past week, six councils have selected leaders for the year 1948- '49 at regular meetings. They are Bishop Peter J. Muldoon council, Rockford, and the councils at De- Kalb, Dixon, Freeport, Savanna and Sterling. Bishop Muldoon Council In Rockford, Attorney Raphael E. Yalden was elected grand knight; James C. Burke, deputy grand knight; Dr. T. E. Higgins, chancellor; Robert Phillips, re- cording secretary; Charles Alberts, warden; George Novak, advocate; Joseph Sughroue, treasurer; Frank Maggie, inside guard; Robert Burns, outside guard; retiring Grand Knight, W. Dooley Doyle was named trustee for three years and chosen delegate to the state convention in Rockford in 1949: Past Grand Knight Charles Kess- ler was named an alternate as was Past Grand Knight Max E. Lutz. Dr. Higgins, Alberts, Sughroue and Burns are incumbents, with Dr. Higgins being named to his thil cc ~sec~ltive term ts cha] cel- lar. He had previously served the third consecutive term as chancel- lor. te had pre~ ousl~ st rved the council in this same post. District Deputy Ferd Herzog conducted the elections. De Kalb Council Ben W. Mattek was named l grand knight of the DeKalb court-! cil at the June meeting with other~ officers being: Oliver Carpenter, deputy grand knight; Lawrence Quinlan, warden, T. Henry Hop- kiss, chancellor; Jerome Berkes, treasurer; William B. Dew, re- corder; Edward Lawler, advocate; Dr. Robert D. Pendergast, inside guard; John Marshall, outside] guard; and Andrew Mitchell, trus-i tee for three years. It was decided that there will be but one meeting a month during the summer months• Dixon Council John Cahill was elected grand knight of Dixon council; John Burke, deputy grand knight; Char- 1 es O Connor, chancellor; Joseph Co°roy, recorder; Lawrence Dail- ey, treasurer; Gerald Jones, advo- cate; Kenneth Joyce, warden; Bert Carr, inside guard; Charles Slain, outside guard. James J. Burke was named trustee for three years and elected delegate to the 1949 state con- vention. John Slain was chosen as his alternate, while James Corken was selected as alternate to the grand knight• Freeport Council the lips of many of our childrenMichael J Ci-anek ..... iv e • ~ was chosen as they joyously rece" ed their r - ~rand kni-ht of ~ ......... . . . . .~. b t~ z" tut~pOt't councu port cards zor tnelastt~me mm to succeed Philli ...... p lvlueller, Jr school term.Yes,they can re-Other officers are ~nmony .... ~'" joice over success. We wish them Charnon de-u,- --r~--~ '--" --" i e , v J s ,..u r.,lgnt; a very happy vacat on But soreGlenn Srhw~-- -,- .....- • • ...... ~, cumnceltor; James others will have to ~ontinue a~Gille ..... • - . . sple, recoruer; Tony J~areel- their book's. . for a wnile to maze up lena, warden; Ber~ ..... r. ~now, an- some missing work. These must vacAeo v .... ~ ~__~,_ . . , ...... ; ~uaepn ~oe~zer, ~reasurer; attend summer scnoo~ ~ut even Le "'" ........ • , o wleneze, inslae uara. this isn't too sad, for they Know liam a ..... " ~ ,. g . ; wn: .... o~urm, ou~slne guaro, r'rea that at the end tney will nave a Raih ...... " • ,, ann J 1~' Kloruan, trustees chance to try the next graue ~o ~ .... " ," ......... • - . ... • . ra~ ~ranu r~mgnt mue.er was they still answer the xammar souna selec._~ ........ • eu as a oeiegate to the state of the school bell. convention ....... Wire J. u. Harris,ton and J. C. McKinstra named as al- St. Vincent's Fraternity of the ternate delegates. Third Order of St Francis will Savanna C "° • • .- • ouncll have the regular meetmg ~unuay, Newly ~lp,-,~a ,,m ..... • - ........... ~-o ~. ~avan- June 20. All the members are na c^u--" -: ............ .... .i ~o t. ....... * at Q'30 -" m y ,,~. w.m De msm.ea a~ the Yt~. ~.~ ~ "i=°?"~ .,~" . "'.C_" regular meetmg~ on Thursday, July Iz Will De me las~ meeting xor ~ne I, by District Do..,,*.. ~.~--..-~ summer months B " ~--# ~uw~ru • urke of Galena. They are Dr. -- W. George Sterk, grandknight; • R ...... W B Haas, deputy gr~nd knight, japanese mecomN ..'-" .. . • u.t~. uyer, recoroing secretary; Nun After Years In J. Frank Sullivan, treasurer; Rus- , . sell Eaton, warden; Lawrence Mar- Buddh,st Monastery tlnelli, chancellor; Alphonse Thill, __ inner guard; Frank Geller, outside ........ r "" guard; L. I. Evans, advocate; and ToKyo---- (iN U) JPO ~u years Frank M. Withart. trustee. Miss Yoshikawa served faithfully J. Vincent Sullivan is the retir- / in the Buddhist nu ery s " ' t nn he had mg grand knight of he Savanna council ,: entered at the age of I~ For 80 "" ....... • ~terung uouncn " years she recited the prayers pre- New officers of the Sterling scribed ~or the Buddhist ascetic council will be installed Wednes- i ..,~ ..~..¢,....,oa it...4~,.o~ .., ~.o day, June 30, and include Jerome , -..,. v.~--~-.~,, :.h~ :.~-~- ~- ~.~ W. Sleeper, grand knight; John W ~, monastery, xe~ ~ • mnuenco oz a McGarth, de-ut.,v ~ ~."and kni-h*'~ ~; ~. good Catholic friend led her to Donald Gordon, chancellor; Rich- ~".' abandon Buddhism Today Miss ard O'Malley, recorder; Charles A. '~ • • ". Bueldey, secretary; John J Car : Yosh kawa m a nowee in a Cath ...... :. .- • .... anagn, treasurer; M,e r~nolo M. olie convent and has enosen me Fischer, lecturer; John C Pigna- manta Sister Martha because, as telli, advocate; John Lendman, she sees it b,, worki,,,, in the warden; Clarsneo Hellem, inside .......................... d, Joseph Novak, outside th. ---'-I Ryan and John Cramberg, trus- tees. Father Ambre and Mr. Buckley were re-elected to their respective offices. Retiring Grand Knight Gilbert Gleason conducted the meeting. Card. Spellman's Visit Marked Success Continued from page 1A General MacArthur and to the American people and also voiced his thanks to the missionaries of all faith and his admiration for their efforts among the Japanese. The Japanese press gave excel- lent coverage to the Cardinal's visit, running front page stories and photos. Texts of the principal addresses were supplied to the press by the Tosei News Service newly organized by the Rev. Wil- liam A. Kaschmitter, M.M. The Cardinal's visit will rank as a major event in this country, of which he himself said: "Its peace is our peace." ing your culture of thousands of years for a few cheap ideas of the western world that will last r i n" r only a gene at o . . He u ged them "to lay hold of what is good in your culture and perfect it" through Christianity• As soon as a culture is abandoned a vacuum is created, he continued, and "into this vacuum may come commun- ism." "Communism in the economic order is nothing but rotted capi- talism; communism in the spirit- ual order is nothing but the ma- terialism of the 18th and 19th centuries run riot," he added. The Monsignor received prolonged ap- plause as he concluded with the prayer that "you will discover the real meaning of the Rising Sun by discovering Christ Who says: 'I am the Light of the world.'" The peak of the Cardinal's visit was reached with a Solemn Ponti- fical Mass celebrated by Arch- bishop Gerald T. Bergan of Omaha, with the Cardinal pre- siding, at Hibya Hall, Tokyo's largest downtown auditorium. Though it was a week day, the vast hall was packed with 4,000 worshippers -- Americans and Japanese• The Cardinal joined Archbishop Bergan in distributing Holy Communion. U. S. colonels, Japanese students, Tokyo school tinguished members of your party. We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the generous assis- tance rendered to our people by so many American Christians. May we also express through Your Eminence our great admiration Factual News for the inspired leadership of His i Holiness the Popein a greatly l . troubled world. I "We feel that the Catholicl Famed Journalist Church, with its centuries-old tra-I dition, its lofty doctrine andlmeqs ,atno.C...w-mn~ k W: Forum world-wide connections stands for[ Of Present Struggle the ideals of world brotherhood[ that we so sorely need." Mr.I Ashida expressed the--hope t'hat] New Orleans -- (NC) -- The Japan wil! soon.be represented]struggle of a great American w~m ~,ne ~v nauons wn~c.n, now! newspaper to get factual infor- nave ~new envoys at me va~can.' marion out of Soviet Russia and _ Msgr. Fulton J.. Sheen, of .the the Soviet satellite countries was Cathohc Umvers]ty of Amerma. warned the audience against "sell- depicted in a Loyola University Forum address here by Nell Mac- Neff, assistant managing editor of the New York Times, who also gave his listeners an estimate that the free press operates in less than half the world. C~tmg" ' the experience, of,, the Times, Mr. MacNeil sad: Since the Russian Revolution we have been only allowed to have one cor- respondent at a time in the U.S.S.R.'s vast spaces to report the activities of 190,000,000 people. That meant that the correspondent had to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. i "He was forced to live in an offi- cial hotel in Moscow where he could meet only fellow correspon- dents. He was not allowed to send any news that had not appeared" in the Soviet press, and then only after it had been further censored. He was not allowed to travel or to see anything. If he spoke to a native that native would soon find himself in Siberia. "Meanwhile he was forced to employ Russians to do his transla- tions and other work, and this gave the Soviet Union a chance to place N.K.V.D. spies on the Times pay- roll to spy on the work of the correspondent. Just recently the Times correspondent left RuSsia for a rest; he cannot get a visa to return. girls, American Army nurses, boy- ish GI's and agile Japanese moth- "Recently also a correspondent we had in Rumania was forced to ers knelt side by side to receive ~et out The,, brought all sorts of the Eucharist " " ~ . .. • .... false charges against him. His one xn ms sermon, carr]eu over me crime was "ardor for the truth Far n E~Sattednett~rk, hMonsignor Right now in communist countries ~nee s~. ....... ~.a..^~e_way ~o we have correspondents only in o,~,,,,o.,,.3 3,.,..,. aop,-a~.v.~ ~ ,,ub .n p.lo.,1 ~ ~nd V,~alo~r;o 0~,4 a man who becomes a god, but in Czechosloval