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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1961' Sisters of Charity Begin Building New Novittate DUBUQUE. Ia.--The Sisters of Charit} of the Blessed Vir- gin Mary have announced that the construction of a new no- vitiate in Los Gates, Calif will By Robert A Willems begin this fall as the result of We moved out and the heat community's fund-raising cam- hayed in. We moved back in paign which was formally closed and then the rains ca e:. T at June 30 was tne story at nr~ umomr~v- . " ER during the past two weeks however, Mother Mary Con- as some of the floods in the edi- solatrice, B.V.M. superior gen- torial department and business oral, stated: "Although we have office were sanded, sealed and surpassed our minimum goal waxed $21& million it "s necessary toI It was a little confusing on the continue our efforts if we ex- staff for a while, with half of our pert to meet community needs, lequipment upstairs and the aSh- which realistically are closer to!or half downstairs. In fact, even $10 million." " Moscow took a little beating in The BVM de-etopment pro-the process, with Communism gram began in the spring of becoming Cummunism on the 1961 to raise funds for the con- front page of the July 28th issue. struction of the California no- But we're back "home" again, vitiate, and an administration feeling almost as bright and building, motherhouse and in- cheery the floors look. as firmary additions at Mt. Carmel Good Spirits here. In fact, as the month of Au- Immediate construction of the gust. dedicated to the Immacu- novitiate will relieve already late Heart of Mary, enters in its crowded conditions at the pro-galoshes and sunsuit, we offer sent. Dubuque novitiate which, the followingq pui s as proof of has been central to the growingour good spirts~l community of 2 500 sisters who ~. +r n~. ~ ~ 1 L n~ 1 i' FIUIII t,l J ~: t,)CI t, UIUC1 y J. &~VI~ V'q ~eaen m ~u states, comes MURPHY'S LAW--If any- Religion School ERIE ~ Religious vacation school for children of St. Am- brose church will be held Mon- dayI August 7, through Friday, August 18, under the direction of the Rev. Thomas W. Neville, pastor. Father Neville will be assisted by women of the par- ish with Mrs. Harold Possley as general chairman. E. J. FARRE Plumbing and Heating 81 S. LA SALLE AURORA 'TEL TW 2-0625 thing can go wrong--it will! Now isn't that just like an Irishman. And then from an unknown source. The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially an- noying to those of us who do. These are cheerful? Maybe we can do better with the following story from the NCWC. It involves newly conse- crated Bishop Thomas P. Col- lins, M.M who was greeted like a number one matador on his re- turn to his jungle to see in Riber- alta, Bolivia recently. In Name Only "We were just finishing a large procession," said Father Paul O'Brien, M.M of Cincin- nati, Ohio, "when, as if it were planned, the American Bishop's plane appeared overhead." The huge crowd literally charged to the small airport to greet the new Vicar Apostolic of Panda. Cheers of "Viva Obispo Tomas" accompanied the smil- ing 45-year-old San Francisco prelate all the way to his ca- thedral where he gave the pea- ple his blessing. "Perhaps," said Father O'- Brian, "a remark by a Protes- tant missioner on the same plane, who struggled 15minutes to get through the cheering crowd, best sums up the occa- sion when he was overheard muttering: 'Who said Latin America is Catholic in name FREE PARKING DRIVE-IN SERVICE Downer & River Sts. 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He revealed the criticism given him that "you are fine for about 15 minutes but at the half hour mark, one is more in- terested in physical survival than spiritual sustenance. From then on, one just lives in hope." Of course such a device may not always be the answer, es- pecially when you're dealing with a pigeon such as did the parishioners at Our Lady of Good Counsel church in Aurora recently. Curious Dove It seems the pigeon took an interest in Sunday services and refused to be budged from his perch atop a window ledge, that is until the service began. Then he became so interested that he settled atop the white hat of one of the ladies in the third row-- up front of course. After his hasty departure from that van- tage point he left the church. He returned, however, at a later Mass where he was finally evicted by one of the parishion- ers who made a midair catch, and on the first pass. According to the Aurora Beacon-News the "last that was seen of the inci- dent was a flurry of feathers surrounded by a tie-flying par- ishioner--both making a hasty exit through a side door." Double-Cross And then there was a woman in Rockford who answered the telephone with little quips such as "Smith's Mental institution for harassed mothers." She did this of course only when she was "sure" that her husband was calling, which he did at the same time every day. One day her mate, in a jest- ing mood, had a priest-friend call. The conversation went something like this: "Jones' Moving and Storage warehouse." "I beg your pardon!" Oh, I- ah- excuse me I thought it was my husband call- ing!" "Well, this is most confusing. I don't understand." "Why, you--ah--see, this is a little joke that I have with my husband. I--ah. Well, anyway . . What number are you call- hag?" At this point the callers were unable to restrain themselves and they burst out laughing. Na- turally when the fellow explain- ed his little joke, he really need- ed a priest. He survived, nevertheless, and the payoff came the next day when he called home at the usual time. His wife picked up the tele- phone and, having decided to play it safe this time, said: "Hello! This is Heaven. Head angel speaking." Feasts in August Feast day to remember dur- ing the month of August: the Transfiguration of Our Lord; St. John Vianney; St. Clare; the Assumption of the Blessed Vir- gin (holy day of obligation) ; the Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. Bartholomew, apostle; St. Au- gustine; and the beheading of St. John Baptist. Thought for the month, from a fellow named Dwight Morrow: The world is di-ided into peo- ple who do things and people who get the credit Try, if you can, to belong to the first class-- there's far less competition. Smorgasbord Complete Price Includes Dessert & Beverage no liquor rest fine toed Business Route 30 East Side of Aurora, Illinois MIKE S. 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He entered the Dominican Order in Paris in 1945, returning to St. Dominic's priory in asia in 1952, two years after his ordination. Father Norheim is the first Norwegian to become a Dominican priest since the Reformation. CO AII I(; EVE N'rS, ALGONQUIN August 26-27--Annual summer festival at St. Margaret Mary parish, on the parish grounds. AURORA August 6--Annual barbecue and ice cream social on the school grounds of St. Mary par- ish from 5 to 9 p.m.--Sponsored by the Altar and Rosary society. August 19--Bier Garten Tanz at Lakewood playground from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.--Sponsored by units 16 and 17 of St. Ann so- ciety of Holy Angels Church. August 26--Invitational Char- Mer Charity Ball at the Hilton Inn--Sponsored by the combined auxiliaries of St. Charles and St. Joseph Mercy hospitals. BATAVIA August 20--14th annual K. of C. corned beef and cabbage fes- tival at Columbian park--Spon- sored by the Columbian council No. 2191. DE KALB August 15--Annual lawn social and supper at St. Mary Church from 5 to 9 p.m.-Sponsored by the Altar and Rosary society and the Holy Name society. EAST DUBUQUE August 27--Parish festival and chicken dinner at St. Mary par- ish. Serving from noon till 6 p.m. ELGIN August 27--Summer round-up at St. Laurence parish from 3 to 10 p.m.----Sponsored by the parish. ELIZABETH August 13---Barbecue dinner at St. Mary parish from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.---Sponsored by the par- ish Altar and Rosary society. FREEPORT August 15--Ice cream social at St. Joseph school hall following the 5:30 p.m. Mass--Sponsored by the Marian society of St. Jo- seph parish. HARVARD August 24-27--K. of C. carni- val at Central school grounds-- Sponsored by the H a r v a r d Knights of Columbus. JOHNSBURG August 4, 5, and 6- Annual parish carnival on the Commun- ity Club grounds. Fish fry on August 4, beginning at 5 p.m. Roast beef dinner on August 6, from noon till 5:30 p.m. LOVES PARK August I3--Lawn social and bazaar from noon till 6 p.m. on St. Bridget church grounds. En- tertainment. ROCK FALLS August 6---Barbecue supper and ice cream social at St. An- drew parish from 3 to 7 p.m. En- tertainment. WALTON August 6 -- Homecoming and dinner at St. Mary parish hall Dinner served from 5 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the parish. ~i~ ~. - i - X' FORMULA TOOA THE OBSERVER Your systematic saving plus our generous dividends add up to steady financial prog- ress toward your most important goals. Prove this formula to yourself ~ starting now! Your savings insured to $10,000 by an agency U. S. Government. |O1 N. I.IKI Still' t[ Td~ lW 7.4~m PAGE 3 CLINIC FAMILY T R A N G E g U T T R tl ~, 9 Little-KnownFact, for Catholics Lw Of Car s i s BY FATHER JOHN L. THOMAS, S.J. ~,~(d ~'"~ |t~ ~-!!~11 Assistant Professor of Sociology I '~:l~ ~,111~~11 at St. Louis University ~!~t .~y ~ I~1~ .~. ~[i~.~.~] My parents are quite sensible in most matters but have some ~q{ll~ I~ Nii~~H funny ideas about the use of a ear. Dad admits I can handle a car as well as he can, and they know that I don't try to show off the way some of the kids do, yet that doesn't seem to help. I'm going to be a senior in high school this fall. They don't want ~~'~ ~k ~ ~- ~-~- - -'~- -~-~ me to drive the ear to school, and I know from past experience I'll seldom get it for dates. This doesn't make sense. Some of the ~" ~ ~ ~ ] ~]77-f/~. 2~Un~21L IVORy DIPrYOH , kids in my class even have their own cars, Aren't my parents :]]:~~ I~ ~O ~[~ ~ ~D ~u~ u~ vx ~ unreasonable in being so strict? ~-~~ ~'k ca~Rw~, z;~a" ,4 ~e~rxR-Boo/~. ' /r yarns 7v mmvzz IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH of a stretch of imagination---or ~)~ I1~;;~: ~ memory--to understand how you feel about a car, Jim. A car ~~U ml:~" ~'----~-- is more than a means of transportation. Having the use of a:~ ~. car is a kind of mark of maturity, it offers a man the chance ~~~ ~ ~ e~ to show he has a sense of responsibility and can be trusted, EUGENE TIS~.;ERAN.T'. I /~~ "~:!i~i::! it gives him standing with his age-group, it's convenient, and it's 0t~ o~ ~4~ VA'~C&N~ I .r,A~it]'//" Z~~~2 mighty handy on a date. You wouldn't be normal, Jim, if you SAC~-D COLL~6E, W~$,~.o~~.// ~ !~$: didn't want a ear, or the frequent use of one, at your age. R.~CENT4Y ELECTED A I ~ ~i~/~" i~~ MEMBER OF THE $~C~ I ~ ~~'~'~, ~ "~--~:~'--~ BUT YOUR PARENTS DON'T SEEM to share this view. How- AC ADfMY. ~E15 TM FIRSt I ~ ~ A ~l~~ -mE DLE~;~TED ever, since you admit they are quite sensible in other matters, CaR~/~/~L ~v rU~YC~Nm~Y I ~::~ ~ fAG~AM~NV let's begin by seeing if we can discover what sound reasons ~o-~OR~D'~)' ~;/I E~ED ALL~Y they might have for maintaining their peculiar stand. Whether F~q~oy$ ~ODg ~/~ ~ [ ~~~i!~ m "r~ $~au,Na,~ we agree with them or not, we must assume that they have FOU, VDED BY I ]~~.~/;| CguRc~ tN made up their minds on the basis of some facts. What might ~.~D/~r/~/,/ Iv~ ~ ~:l g~s~a~,H0~.~ these be? "" - IN ' ] ~~': V orA MIRACLE WELCH ONE OF THE FACTS YOUR PARENTS probably have in lll=l~l~" ~D~N " TOOK n.~c~ m ~E WILL btAVE ITS FtRgT CLOIST REO CONVENT CrW IN THE |4.'~I mind is that teen-agers tend to have many more highway acci- m NEARLY4CEN3MRIES WHEN ~ELGIAN C'L~IT~I~Y. dents than mature drivers. According to one national report, C~RME'LITE$ ~AROUSE'n4ERE LATIrRTHI$~/EAR. forty per cent of the country's young drivers are involved in an accident in a given year. Automobile insurance rates reflect this fact clearly, since in most of our major cities they tend-[~ ~~ I to be around $200 more per year when an unmarried male under ,~e=,strahon Set 25 drives a ear. ]U~~11. --.~ ~ II THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS for this high incidence IuOI" 1.~Ol'i:l~ C llege/'l of accidents among young drivers. According to one national / IJ poll, four out of five high school students agree that most teen- Music Institute /I agors show off when driving. A speeding car gives a youngs r ,UBUQUS, a.--Registration/I an exaggerated sense of power, of achieving something, of be- for the 24th session of the Loras~, I|i ing in command at a stage in his development that is fre- quently a little dull unexciting and unrewarding. Although College Institute of Liturgieal]]]~Ill~'~~ ~ ~~~DI~ your parents know that you can handle a car well, they are Music will be held Sunday, Aug-[] necessarily concerned about your ability to withstand the an- gust 6, in Rohlman hall. ]~ I~/ ]~ ~X[ A~,~J[ wise pressure and influence of companions. As you have prob- Basic purpose of the institute|] ably leiarned, it is much more difficult to maintain a sense of is to assist pastors by offering[] responsibility when one is with the gang than when alone or instruction to their choir direr-l[ with one's parents! tars, singers, and organists. [] THERE IS A MORE SIGNIFICANT FACT that doubtless Classes will r u n Monday[] bothers your parents. A whole series of recent surveys show that studies and ears don't mix in high school. F r example' a thr ugh Friday' August 7"11' and[Iwill be held in Rohlman hall and[I A IIHUR $ summary of the 4-year grade averages of a representative high in the chapel of Christ the King.[| r school senior class reveals that no straight "A" student had the use of a car, only 15 per cent of the "B" students drove a car The event is under the guid-|l to school, while 41 per cent of the "C" students, 71 per cent of ance of the Rev. Albert L. Car-]l man, chairman of the L o r a s!l 60-62 FOX ST. the "D" students, and 83 per cent of the "E" students brought Music department and director I AURORA PH. TW. 6-7761 cars to school. It was also discovered that the acquisition of a car resulted in a serious drop in grades among students who of the institute. | had previously done very well in school. As we would expect, extensive use of the car for social activities during the week is highly detrimental to scholarship. It is estimated that a student TWlNOAKS 7-9801 using the car frequently on evenings during the school week is 20 times more likely to get "F" grades than to be an "A" student. YOUR PARENTS MUST ALSO have another fact in mind. They cannot be unaware that the use of cars for dating becomes the source of serious moral problems ~or high school students. Cars render parental guidance or supervision practically im- possible, while the proper use of the almost unlimited freedom they provide demands more moral and emotional maturity than most high school students possess. I HAVE NOT GONE OUT OF MY WAY to make out a strong case for your parents' position, Jim, yet considering the rather obvious facts that I have mentioned above, what other stand could we expect them to take? If they have any concern for your future happiness and success, they will stick to their decision, no matter what driving privileges other parents may decide to grant. PERHAPS IT WILL HELP YQU maintain proper perspective in dealing with this problem if you keep the answer to one simple question clearly in mind: What is the most important work I have to accomplish at this particular stage in my de- velopment? You're no longer a child, Jim. You're engaged in the very serious business of preparing for life, and in our so- ciety, this means that most of your energy and time must bf focused on your studies. OF COURSE YOU MAY PRESENTLY get by with a minimum of effort, but where will this leave you five, ten, fifteen years from now? The kind of preparation you receive now Will de- termine your whole future, and it's primarily up to you. Why not give yourself a break by using your time and energy in a way that will really count? 41 SOUTH ISLAND AVE AURORA, ILLINOIS "SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY" SWISS OPTOMETRIST Eyes Examined -- Glasses Fitted Contact Lenses 7 Galena Blvd. Phone Aurora Hotel Bldg. TWinoaks 6-0269 CHAS. E. DAY AGENCY, INC. 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