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Sunday, June 23, 1946 'Cardinal Spellman Hits Back At Pressure To Recall Myron Taylor THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR O New York, June 17.--(NC)--His Eminence Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, has hit back at those who by "intolerant pressure" seek to bring about the recall of Myron C. Taylor as personal representative of Harry S. Truman at the Vatican. Speaking at the 101st annual commencement exercises at Fordham University, the Card- However, bigots lay foundations of falsehood that have the appear- ance of truth, and thus they incite domestic strife, and sabotage the general welfare of our country. "Surely, these ministers of God know that even with the signine of peace treaties peace will be diffi- cult to attain, yet they wish with- drawn from his mission a man who by the statements of two Presi- dents, helped bring some measure of peace to this war-ridden world." "I do not know what reply Presi- dent Truman made to their impor- tunities," the Cardinal continued "but I wish to say that I know some of the actions these men haw taken to promote and to provoke pressure upon the President. I know that misrepresentative tele- grams and letters have been sent to him and to Senators and Con- gressmen. "I know these men attempted to bolster their intolerant attitude and acts by attempting, and in some cases succeeding, in inciting others to join them. But I know too, from the lips of real and great Protestant and Jewish leaders, of their indignant refusals and their honest abhorrence of such un-Am- i " erican tact cs. Reviewing the history of rela- tions between the American Gov- ernment and the Vatican, begin- ning with' the appointment of a consul in June, 1797, Cardinal Spellman said that "representation from this country to the Vatican is no more agaipst the American principle of the separation of Church and State than is the rep- resentation from this country to the Court of St. James, where the King is the head of both Church and State." The Cardinal pointed out that Mr. Taylor "is not an officially accredited representative of our government at the Vatican but solely a persomzl representative of the President to the Pope," and that the President can send such a personal representative "to any- one if he judges it needful in order to be kept informed of matters that pertain to the welfare of the coun- try." Separation of Church and State in America "does not and never :did mean opposition or hostility on the part of the tate toward the Church and its policies," he con- tinued, adding: "Neither in the letter of the law nor in the tra- dition of its administration is there any trace of opposition to the Cath- olic Church or of any attempt to ignore the Church or to subject it to the State." i i Fr. Ernest J. Prtmeau Named Director Of Rome College Chicago, June 17.--(NC)--A pro- fessor at Quigley Preparatory sem- inary here, the Rev. Ernest J. Primeau, has been appointed rector of the Collegia Sancta Maria del Lago in Rome, it has been an- nounced here. inal dismissed as "baseless" the arguments of Protestant groups who pretend to see a violation ,f the principle of separation of Church and State and charge that diplomatic relations between the American Government and the Vatican are unauthorized or un- constitutional. "Is it the anti-Catholicism of unhooded Klansmen sowing seeds of disunion within our treasured nation?" the Cardinal asked, ques- tioning the reasons of the Protes- tant leaders who recently visited the White House to present their request for Mr. Taylor's recall. "I believe in and practice toler- ance," the Cardinal said, "for my religion teaches me to oppose even hatred with charity. But when re- unions of large groups of religious leaders, with the pretext of rep- resenting 30 or 40 millions Ameri- cans, sow seeds of dissension and disunion, I feel it my duty as an American and a Catholic to help defend our nation against such mis- representations." Cooperation of all men of good will' is needed to stave off the threatened ruin of civilization and to bring about the reconstruction of the world on the basis of truth and justice, the Cardinal reminded. Both the late President Roosevelt and President Truman, "being men of good will themselves," have recognized the leadership of the pope toward that cooperation and "have sent Mr. Taylor to the Vati- can as an ambassador of good will," he said. "Only the absence of good will," the Cardina added, "can misrep- resent his presence there or charge our last two Presidents with violating the letter and the spirit of the American Constitution in keeping him there." President Roosevelt, in re-estab- lishing "for the eighth time in American history the practice of sending a representative to the Vatican," sought "by friendly asso- ciation between the seekers of light and seekers of peace, to overcome the man-made, war-made forces of evil," the Cardinal said. The late President chose "Myron Taylor, an Episcopalian of Quaker ancestry," for one part of this mission, the Cardinal said, "and millions at" Americans of all' relig- ious beliefs and their loved ones, members of the armed forces of our country, are everlastingly grateful for this mission." Referring to the admission of a spokesman for the ministerial group, that President Truman con- sidered Mr. Taylor's appointment a contribution to peace, while the same spokesman "hopefully anticS- )pates the termination of Mr. Tay- r's mission." Cardinal Spellman said: "I would like to believe that only ignorance is the reason for this illogical and harmful statement But a man of God, regardless of'his sect, has a sacred duty to have knowbedge of his subject before he speaks for others of his faith. Dixon OLDSMOBILE SERVICESALES HARMON AUTO CO. 212 HENNEPIN AVE.  PHONE 100 HARDWARE B. J. Slothower & Son Win. V. Slothower, Prop. FURNACES AND SHEET METAL WORK 113 Hennipio Dixon Florist Cook's Flower Shop 108 F- FIRS7 STR[fl FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS P14ONE 678 Roofing - Siding Frazier Roofing and Siding Company We Specialize in Roofing Inselbrte Siding and Built-ul Roofs 1024 Cooper St. INIONEX811 Funeral Director Celia A. Jones J. Willard Jones Jones Iuneral Home AMBUNC SERVICE PHONE 228 204 OTTAWA AvE. Conlon Twins Graduate As Nursest Sterling--Misses Jean and Joan Conlon, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Conlon of St. Mary's parish, recently received diplomas of graduation from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School of Nursing, Chi- cago, Ill., at ceremonies held in the gymnasium of Loyola univer- sity. His Eminence, Cardinal Sam- uel A. Stritch, archbishop of Chi- cago, delivered the commencement address. The Rev. James T. Hus- sey, president of Loyola university, awarded the certificates and con- ferred the degrees. The Conlon twins were members of a class of 56 nurses graduated from St. Eliza- beth's, which is affiliated with Loy- ola university. Mr. and Mrs. Conlon and daugh- ters Rosemary and Joy attended the reception for the nurses, rela- tives and friends in the morning, and the commencement exercises in the evening., The Misses Conlon began their cadet training in the fall of 1943, following graduation from Com- munity High school in Sterling. Their three-year course will be, completed in September. Mr. And Mrs. Nick Schaefer Observe Silver Jubilee Cary.--At SS. Peter and Paul's church hall, Cary, friends and rel- atives gathered recently to cele- brate the silver wedding anniver- sary of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schae- fer. Toastmaster at the dinner in honor of his mother and father was Nick Schaefer, jr. Two vocal selections were sung by Mrs. F. Kvidera, accompanied by Mrs. H. Kopp. The jubilarians were pre- sented with an appropriate gift. Among the guests at the celebra- tion were the Rev. Francis A. Kil- derry, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul parish, and the Rev. J. Smith of Mundelein, Illinois. Summer School At Richmond Closes Richmond.--The summer school at St. Joseph's church closed on Sunday, June 16, with the reception of First Holy Communion by a class of 11 children. Sessions at the school were conducted by Sister M. Sebastian and Sister M. Josita Trinitarian Sisters from St. Eliza- beth's Social Center in Rockford. Attendance was very good for the entire two weeks.  The following children received First Holy Communion: Mary Beall, James Carr, Judith Corey, Donna Francoeur, Harold Huff Marvin Huff, Marie Maas, Loren Miller, Patricia Miller, Roger O'Neill and William Stilling. Elmira Catholic Hospital, Churches Damaged In Flood Elmira, N. Y., June 17--(NC)-- Flood waters of the swollen Che- mung River sweeping through this city left damage totaling nearly $350,000 to Elmira Catholic institu- tions. Most severely hit were St. Joseph's Hospital and the hundred- year-old SS. Peter and Paul's Church. Summer School Closes In Maytown Deaths Maytown--Summer school, which had been conducted for two weeks for. the children of St. Patrick's and St. Mary's church, closed Sun. day, June 9, with a class of eight children receiving First Holy Corn- !reunion. They were Carol' Leffel- man, Sandra Friel, Darlene Becker, David Clinton, John Sheridan, Wil- liam Todd, David Oberschelp and Kenneth Backer. Thirteen Hours Devotion will open at St. Mary church, Sunday, June 23. il Roekford-- Mrs. Bridget Hogan. 69. 1049 Mulberry St.. St. MarT's parish0 June 12. John Sandona. 73. 821 South St., St. Anthony of Padua arlsh, June 16 Amboy-- Miles Lester Treadwel), 47, St. Patrick's parish. June 10. Aurora-- Lena BereheSd, 80. Lebanon St., Our Lady of Good Counsel parish, June 11. Anna Niersbach, 58. 739 Benton St., 8t, Nicholas parish, June 11. Anion F. Ritzenthaler, 87. Our Lady of Good Counsel pariah. June 10. Mrs. Mary Whtton. 78. lSS N. Fourth St., St- Mary's parish. June 11. Dixon-- George W. Drew. 71, St. Pat- lick's parish. June IS. Mrs. Elizabeth EnJchea, '/09 Palmyra Ave.. St. Anne's pariah. Juae I0. El[in-- Walter J. Rran, $8, 115 S. Gtfford St., St. Mary's parkh. Juno 15. Freeport-- Charle W. Malone, f. 916 So. Chicago Ave. SL Mary's arish, June 10. Mrs. Anna Ryn, S2, St. Joseph'e Home. 8t. Mary's parish. June IS. Fulton-- Timothy J. Lahey, 69, Im- maculate Conception parish, June 16. Galena-- Mrs Catherine Flattery. L. Mlclmel'a parfmh. June I0. Harvard'-- Mrs. Mar,/ Valentine Jak- altls. G7. Be,sen St.. St. Joseph's parkh, June 7. Johnslmng-- George KinlL S2, St. Jokn's Ilish, June 9. Rochelle-- Mrs. Katherine Cawley, 78, 1044-Bah St., St. Patrick's parish, June 16. Storllng-- August Gabriel. e4, SOO-12th, Ave., Reek Falls. St. Mary's parish, June IL Sterling-- Mrs. Melluda Eperonl, SB, Rock Falls. St. Mary's parish. June 18. lrvin R. Stoinlmgen, $1, 507 W. 9th St., Sacred Heart parish. June 13. Sycamore-- Richard Lane, 'rS, East State 8b. 8L Mary's lmrkh. June 14, News Section--page 5 Ladies' Sodality Installs Officers Freeport--Newly-elected pacers were instal'led at a recent meeting of the Ladies' sodality of St. Jo- seph's church in the parish hall. Mrs. Clem Wiemers was named to the office of president; Mrs. Louis Schramm, vice president; Miss Mary Bailey, secretary, and Mrs. Florian Rodemeyer, treasurer. Members of the social committee who served refreshments after the business session were: Mrs. Frank Kraut. chairman, Mrs. George Carroll, Mrs. Frank Rohde and Mrs. William Nook. Sterling-Rock Falls ROCK FALLS DAIRY Pestevrized Oei Pteducto STERLING P. H. Koup Phone Main 913 H N. Koup i A & S DAIRY, Inc. 421 LOCUST ST. i PHONE 243 J Trouth Funeral Home "WHERE FINE SERVICE COST NO MORE" Mc. 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