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FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1961 or T The Class Another work week closes, and another set of observations on settlement-house work in the big city comes forth to you, the readers of FTO. So what's new? The reading class is under way. We have a trip to the zoo plan- ned for next week. THE LITTLE SLOE-EYED Pureto Rican girls, fresh from a third or fourth-grade class- room in one of the local schools, have come to our red-brick set- tlement house building. They have come downstairs to our These are the happy moments that pay off. BUT BESIDES ALL these lit- tle moments, or even besides those quiet, contented days in which matters go pretty smooth- ly, if not perfectly, besides the ordinary honest satisfaction that you get from doing something that is worth doing for people who need and appreciate it, there is a deep realization that even if none of them appreciat- ed it, even if there were no days or even moments of quiet satis- faction, even then, you would be instructing the ignorant, con- soling the sorrowful, clothing basement classroom which is naked minds with some know- brightly lit with overhead flu- ledge that leads to knowledge of orescents; have seated them- Him who is Eternal Wisdom selves demurely on the folding ~" i "Lorowhen O10 we see mee chairs we have placed five to a lhungr~ 'and give thee to eat? long table- have taken the pre- ~ .' :, l When did we see thee naked and ~n~a~e~e~:C.atant~U~aUv: s~t~tclothe thee, in prison and visit . ",~ " " thee. When Lord?" will ask the en the heart or melr Instructor s " " "~ " " ' " aveo sores a~ me nnai juog- Jlte compmtely, merit,in wonder at Christ's have their quick-moving brothers and their Negro coun- terparts, some of them somber, some big-eyed and gay So have the fair, blonde ones with Polish names and the freckled Irisher from Texas who lives over a store on a busy, big street; and praise of them. "When you did it to one of my least brethren," will Christ answer, "you did it to me." This is enough for the worker to know. This is rock- foundation for" every other joy~ and satisfaction that comes to THE OBSERVER EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION--Robert Walt (left) shows a diocesan summer school class at St. Nicholas school, Aurora, that when water is cooled it contracts and when it is heated, it expands. P~rticipating in the demonstration is Philip Gurbal who. having hcated a test tube of air proves that air molecules expand also under the same conditions. (Park Place Studio photos) PAGE 9 Explain Faith Classified Advertising New Series "What Is Faith?" will be the PIANOS AND ORGANS FUNERAL DIRECTORS topic for discussion on the Sa- v ] WILBUR CHRISTEN""" cred He,re Program July 23, Pian sOa~ (~r~la~eWt an~h ~Se Fr m ]925 3rd AveFUNERAl HOME~U'~ ~,~'r~,~ ~ T - ~^ ~ 330 NMain St Rockford WO 3-823~/ . WO 5-7312 over wr~L.~-lv a~ u: o a.m. JACKSON PIANO STORE" -- " "" I PR~D C. OLSON The Rev. James J. Mc~/uade~, FUNERAL HOME c, T ' . . ' WANT~:u BUSY MrJIHE:I