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News Section--Page 6 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR Sunday, June'23, 1946 .o Fr. Schwitalla Reelected Head Of Group Milwaukee, June 17.--The Rev. Alphonse M. SchwitaHa, S.J., dean of the school of medicine of St. Louis University, .was re-elected president of the Catholic Hospital Association of the United States and Canada at the closing session of its 31st annual convention here. The other officers, all re-elected! are: Msgr. Maurice F. Griffin, Ci'eveland, first vice president; the Rev. John W. Barrett, Chicago, second vice president; Msgr. John J. Bingham, New York, third vice president; Sister Helen Jarrell, Chicago, secretary; Mother M. Irene, St. Louis, treasurer; and Sisters M. Agnes, Oklahoma City, and Frances Clare, Hays, Kan., members of the board of directors. New members elected to the board of directors are: Sisters Martha Mary. Boston; Berthe Do- rias, Montreal, Quebec, and St. Elizabeth, London, Ontario. A resolution adopted by the asso- ciation registered complaint that Catholic hospitals have been vic- tims of discrimination through designation of services by nuns as donated services in the computa- tion of hospital care purchased on a per diem basis by some Federal and State agencies. The resolution "reaffirms the principle that in computing per diem costs of such hospitalization in Catholic hospitals maintained by religious Brothers and Sisters that equitable compen- sation must be included as an iden- tifiable item in the computation of per diem operating cost." Another resolution recommended that Catholic hospitals give prompt consideration to development of formal personnel policies and prac- tices, including seniority rights, wage classifications, regional stud- ies and living costs, vacation privi- leges, sick-l'eave benefits and pen- sion plans for both professional and non-professional personnel. Bishop To Confirm At Pecatonia Pecatonica--His Excellency, the Most Rev. John J. Boylan, D.D., Bishop of Rockford, will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to a class of children and adults in St. Mary's church, Pecatonica, on Sunday evening, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. William V. Reedy, pastor of the parish, has prepared the children for reception of the sacrament. i '&tWAYS A GOOD SHOW' STATE and CAPITOL THEATRES CHARLES HOUSE ENTERPRISES. INC ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL OF NURSING 1209 S. WALNUT AVE. FREEPORT, ILLINOIS &ccredited schools conducted by Franciscan Sisters Four years high school required Enrollments now accepted for clrJss of SEPTEMBER, 1946 For further information address Directress of Nurses Market BLAISDELL STREET MEAT MARKET KENNETH I KING. ProDrteto) Wholesale and Retell MeatI Phone Main 553 i351 81oi=wJell St e Belvldere FUNERAL DIRECTORS WITTBECK WHEELER SABIEN AMBULANCE SERVICE BELVIDERE, I ILL. Weddinqs Rockford-- Miss Beity Lorraine Knless and Henry Donald Zeppin, hoth of Rock- ford. by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. G. Mc- Mlllan of St. Peter's church, June 15. Amb(,y--- Miss Joan Lynch (,f Amboy and Henry W. Gehant (*f West. Brook yn, hy the Rev. R. C. Troy *)f St. Patrick's church, June 12. Aurora- Miss Mary Denney and Wil- liam T. Gleaaon, both of Aurora, by the Bey. Bcsll Marchis of St. Michael's church. May 30. Miss Phyllis St. John and Franci E. Rudlgler. both of Anroahy the Rev. M. A. Kissnne at Our LadY':St Good Counsel church. June 15 Miss Shlr cy Regina Schuster of Aurora and Leo John Kosher of Naperville. hy the Roy. J. P. Dolan of St. Mary's church. June 15. Chicago-- Miss Mildred I,. White of Elgin and Ralph P. Matte of Chicago, hy the Bey. F(,rdinand Skoko of St. Jerome's church. June 8. Dundee-- Miss Lois Koch of Dundee and Sgt. Earl F. McMillan ,)f Crystal I,ake. by the Rev. Thomas S. Green of St. Cath- erine's church, June 12. Elgin-- Miss Florence Elder of Elgin and George F. KInK of Faust. N Y.. hy the hey. E. A. O'Brien of St. aurence church, June 12. Miss Margaret Mary Gmur and William A. Burmeister, both ,,f Elgin. hy the Rev. J. W. Rojemann of St. Joseph's church) June 15. Fulton--- Mis Phyllis Cesarean and Rnbert Jones. hy the Rev. J. T. Egan of ][mmact ate Conception church, June 15. Gilberts- Miss Patricla Margaret Man- ning of Hampshire and Delm)nt Charles Conley of Huntley. by the Rev. T. S. Gre.n of St Mary's church, June 15. Lee-- Ensign Mary E. Cr. lg iN. C.) of Shabbona and Philip R. Horn ,,f Fort Wayne, Ind., by the Ray. W. J. Curran of St. James church, Jura, 15. MeHenry -- Miss Lueille Weingart of MeHenry and William Salxman of Wood- stock. I)y the Ray. E. C. naumhofer, of St. Mary's church, June 13. Oak Park- Miss Elizabeth Tyne and John F. Hennessy by the B,'v. F. Frawley of St. Glle church, June 12 Richmond - Miss Eloise Soueie and Har- old Anderson. both of Richmond. by the Rev. John F. Blake of St. Joseph's church. June 12. St. Charles-- Mrs. Petronella Bratainus of St. Charles and John Petr,,nis of El- burn, by the Rev. R. J, Curse of St. Pat- tick's church. June :5. Sterling-- Miss Sue Grennan of Rock Falls and Robert Brock of Elmwood Park, by tl]# Re. Ray. Msgr. A. J. Burns of St. May's parish June 15. Stockton - Miss Rita Looney of Stock- ton and Robert Branthaver of Fr(port, by the Rev. C. A. Dietsch of Holy Crosn church. June 8. Woodstock-- Miss Marguerlto Raeder of Woodstock and Donald .l. Thelen of Chic- ago, by the Rev. J. M. Egan of St. Mary's church, June 15. Mary Virginia Doyle Will Be Member Of Street-Preachers Rockford--Mary Virginia Doyl'e, daughter of Mrs. John P. Doyle, Rockfm'd, who was graduated from Rosary College in River Forest this month, will do street-preach- ing in North Carolina as a mere- her of the Catholic Evidence Guild !of the College. Street-preaching is an annual summer activity of the Guild and is now in its fifth con- sccutive year. This will be the second year for Miss Doyle who was also a member of the group in 1944. Accompanied by Marjorie Malay, a senior, of Gas City, Indiana; Georgeanne Dunne, a junior, of O'tk Park, and two Dominican sis- tots, Miss Doyle will go to Waynes- ville, North Carolina. There, the group will acquire a station wagon, a loud speaker and a few popu,'ar recordings to draw crowds and the blessing of the Reverend Ambrose Rohrbacher, pastor of St. John's aarish there and sponsor of the project. During the next four weeks, they will visit the towns of Sylva, Bryson City, Franklin and Andrews, N. C., spending a week in each. During this time, the young women will deliver brief talks and answer questions about the Cath- olic faith. It has been estimated that Catholics comprise less than 1-3 of one percent of the popu- lation in the region they will visit. The Society For The Propagation Of The Faith News Notes DIOCESAN DIRECTOR: REV. THOMAS 5. GREEN 442 Highland Ave., Dundee, IlL babies, witnessed the marriages, assembled the people regularly for prayers and kept complete records of births, marriages and deathsfi Saipan is 100% Catholic. Three Students Of Hindi "'Hindi! Hindi! bring on the Hin- di!'" shouted Messers, Cox, Rice and Saxton as they knocked at the gates of Khrist Raja Mission,: Patna, early January. These three Jesuit Scholastics make up the i student body of the Language I School just opened there, and they! are getting just what they asked l for, Hindi and more Hindi twenty- four hours a day. No prefecting, no teaching; but Hindi, yes. What spare time they have is spent in reading Indian History or Indian l philosophy. "If proximity to the source of learning means anything, Mr. Sax-: ton should be on the inside lane. Classes are held in his room, and it is reported that he frequently wakes up at night and studi(is the Hindi on the blackboard with the aid of a flash-light. Messrs. Cox and Rice have their own special reasons for wanting to learn the language in a hurry. They are anxious to re-make the trip from Bombay to Patna and settle a few points with sundry porters and taxi drivers who had correctly classified them as "just off the boat." By the end of this year all three should be speaking Eng- lish with a Hindi accent." A Matter Of Life Or Death "Father Ward De Meulder, lead- er of the land movement in this diocese, has been long telling all who listen that for our aboriginals the land question is one of life or death. A landless aboriginal is l doomed to perish, and if the tribe loses its fields it is fated to be wiped out." So states the Jesuit Bishop of Ranchi, India, the Most Rev. O. Sevrin, in a very informative re- port of war and post-war conditions m the diocese under his jurisdic- ,, $$ tion. In the beginning of 1943, His Excellency continues, Father De Meulder published an eloquent )yamphlet on this subject and short- after convoked a public meet- ing at Mandar, to which he invited Christians and non-Christians alike. To this gathering I addressed an open letter, in which I called on the natives to stand together in defense of their ancestral fields. The meeting also framed a series of demands to be presented to the Government and appointed a depu- American Administrator For Sail)an To average Americans the names of Truk, Palao and Saipan are ven- erated because upon their shores the young blood of America's youth was poured out upon the "worst fought battle-ground of the war." Now, to those islands, already con- secrated to this nation, has been appointed a new Apostolic Admin- istrator, Rev. Vincent Kennally, an American born Jesuit, who began his mission apostolate some 14 years ago in the Philippines. At the time of the invasion Father Kennally was rector and master of the Novices in Novatiches. Like most of his confreres he suffered during the long internment, but im- mediately upon the liberation of the Philippines, was sent to Sat- pan. He will make this island his headquarters as administrator of the vast territory included in the Marlannas, Caroline and Marshall Vicariate. During his visit to the office of The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Father Kennally re- ported that everything in the way of churches, schools and mission buildings has been destroyed. In addition, just prior to the American landing, .seven Spanish Jesuit mis- sionaries, who had been laboring in the islands for years, were killed. "These priests had had a.difficult time during the war because they were forcedto leave their mission osts and live in hiding in the ills," Father Kennally stated. "However, those who survived are now back at their posts and are well cared for by the Navy." During the first month of his new assignment Father Kennally travelled nearly 8,000 miles, pri- marily by plane, visiting the dif- ferent islands. "Unless you have been out in the Pacific it is diffi- cult to appreciate the vast dis- tances from one island to another," he informed us. "For instance the distance from Palao to the Mar- shalls is the same as that from Pittsburgh to San Francisco. While the Navy is here, planes can be used, but later we shall have to resort to the ways of the natives travelling by boat from one atoll to another." The Carolines and Marshalls have not been long Christianized but the faith of the natives is strong, according to Father Ken. nally. Some of the first converts are still alive, When the mission- aries were forced to hide in the hills the native chiefs baptized the tation to wait on the bfltcial head of the district "As a result, the Government al- lotted 3,000 acres to about 200 fam- ilies, most of whom are Catholics. A Christian community now flour- ishes in the midst of a pagan pop- ulation." Coinciding Testimonies Conclusive testimony to Soviet interference in India's fight for in- dependence is furnished this week by both religious and political leaders of India. In a United Press Communique from Madras, an in- fluential tIindu, Chakravarthi Ra- jagopalacharia, is quoted as saying that Russia is attempting to create disunity and hatred among the In- dian people for the reason that a free and united India wotfld add greatly to the power and prestige of Great Britain. Russia's attitude is dictated by fear of Britain and America, he says, and not by any concern for India or attachment to the ideals of a planned collective life. "One can see, therefore, that Russia wants Indian agitation kept at white heat until her own plans for security and greater power are completed," the former Premier of Madras Province and former lead- er of the Congress Party stated. Similarly, the zealous Bishop of Nellore, Most Rev. W. Booter, vet- eran of 25 years' work in India, summarizes the grave situation in a letter to The Society for the Propagation of the Faith in Amer- ica in these words: "India is not exactly peaceful at present; there have been serious disturbances in several large towns besides the navy mutiny in Bombay. Apparent- ly the Communists are at the back of all this trouble and encouraging it. Communists are making propa- ganda all over the country even in small villages, and there is no doubt that Communism will be the greatest danger for India in the future. The Congress party, the most powerful political group in the country, opposes the Commu- nists and this may prove a great blessing." "Going Steady" With Texaco ---'] BoB Lv.c. [llrJ I SOUTH FIRST & WALNUT TEL. M-2667 Rockford FOREST CITY HEATING CO. HEATING--AIR CONDITIONING--REPAIRING OIL BURNERSSTOKERS---GAS FURNACES J.F. 1el. 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