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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1961 It! : %:! :!=%11ii]i:>i!::i l) PREPARE PROGRAM'The five fnll-time instructors who will participate in t[ fall program at the Thomas More Adult Education Centers in the diocese are shown here preparing for the classes which begin Sept. 11 in Batavia and Sept. 12 in Aurora. They are. left to right (seated), the Rt. Rev. Gerald Benkert, O.S.B and the Rev. Patrick Greene, O,S.B (ethics); (standing), the Rev. Thomas Greene, O.S.B (sociology), the Rev. Francis McDon- nell, (The Mass), and the Rev. Scrgius Wroblewski, O. F.M, (introduction to St. Paul). In ad- dition to these instructors, 21 other priests and laymen will address seminar courses on family living and the role of the layman in the modern world. Classes in Batavia will be taught at the Holy Cross School and in Aurora, at Marmion Military Academy. (Park Place Studio photo) THE OBSERVER FAIRNESS IN EDUCATION I estinghouse TF tor 1961 @ By Father John A. O'Brien (N.C.W.C. News Service) @ WHAT IS THE BEARING elf THE U. S. SUPREME COURT DECISION IN THE EVERSON CASE UPON THE PROPOSED FEDERAL AID BILL? The New Jersey law reimbursed parents for the cost of public transportation of their children to and from school, regardless of the school attended. Its constitutionality was challenged on the ground that religious institutions were thereby benefited Upholding the legislation, the U. S. Supreme court ruled that the purpose of the legislation was nonreligious, and that the religious effects did not invalidate it. PAGE 7 Requiescant AMBOY -- Mrs. Josephine McGee, 81, St. Patrick parish, Sept. 3. AURORA ~ Walter E. Lincohl, 63, St. Mary parish, Sept. 1. Harry J. Hilbrick, 63, Holy Angels parish, Aug. 27 Lawrence P. Jensen, 44, 'St. Theresa WHAT IS THE IMPORT OF THE DECISION IN THE COCH- RAN CASE? parish, Aug. 26. Miss Margaret Kelley, St. Mary parish, Aug. 27. Life said: "Certainly ~m,~= t,~n ~,~A~ ~]t h,~ ~,~in~ roncern~ it t George T. Caponash, 72, St Rita of ~ ,~ e,v- ~, -- -- .~ "[Casein parish, Aug. 26. can get; the greater variety the better and the more rehglous Mrs. Elizabeth Van Ham, 68, Annunci- ation parish, Aug. 29. CRYSTAL LAKE -- Charles A. WaLt, schools the better too . . Democracy depends on education; but does that mean it can depend primarily on nonreligious educa- tion, which is often in effect antireligious? Protestants, Catholics and Jews have a lot more thinking to do on this subject." WHAT DOES WILL HERBERG SAY ON THIS SUBJECT? A distinguished author and professor of Judaic studies at Drew university, Dr. Herberg says: "Justice, I think, is entirely on the side of those who call for public support to parochial and other religious schools performing a public function; so also is the practice of other democratic countries, where almost without exception, religious schools meeting the set require- ments are given public support as public institutions.' 64, St. Thomas the Apoafle parish, Sept. A Louisiana law provided that secular textbooks be furnished WHAT DOES PROF. HENRY STEELE COMMAGER PRO- to all the children whether they attended public or nonprofit POSE? private schools, including church-related institutions. Sustain- In the. New York. Times .magazineof,Februa:l~e26, J96~ the ing the legislation, the Supreme court ruled that the books were cusungum~CtsAum~l:a~ia?~St?~m: e%m::rSmt :ndai~en" ,~oc ert." primarily for the education of children, not for the benefit of mager, ma: e s s ly. ne :,y he o~h~ol "It ma- be significant " ~oint~ out Prof Sutherland reqmres eoucation because n nas a paramoum mteres~ m an eau- F,'." ~,~ ".:~"J ~ ~' -'.~ ~'~ : " ,^.~ ' rated citizenry The problem of reconciling the tradition matin ,nose cases tr~verson ann uocnran~ Lue allli UJ. LLI'3 lt~k.~- ~ . .' ;" -- . ~. / 1o ;,- ,~o ,~ ~li~i,u indoctrination but the safety and the o~ separation o~ unurcn ann ~tate wire pUDIlC am to aenomma- lay eduoational, advancement of. the. school child--the aim. which tmnal, colleges, and. umversmes is more complex and perplex:ng." I assume the Congress x~ould have If it were to provide for Perhaps it ~s sufficient here to note that our aoademic ,~s loan '--] e to nonnroht nmvate schools, church-related cousinS, the British and the Canadians, seem to have solved and'nondenominational ~- ~ the problems by giving state aid to both public and denomina- WHAT IMPORTANT DISTINCTION IS BROUGHT OUT IN tional schools without impairing either religious or intellectual freedom, and that the time may have come when we should Francis F. Foster, 58, St. Thomas the Apostle parish, Aug. 27. DIXON -- Mrs. Margaret A. Hess, 85, St. Patrick parish; Aug. 28. ELGIN -- Edward A. Clancy, 89, St. Mary parish, Aug. 29. ishLOUlS J DeLatte 87, St Laurence par Mrs. Lena Sarro, 72, St. Mary parish, Aug. 28. FREEPORT -- Victor V Krogul[, 66, St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Sept. 3. John B. Frederick, St. Joseph Home Chapel, Sept. 4. GALENA -- E. John Duman, Jr 4S, St. Michael parish, Aug. 29. HAMPSHIRE -- James Seyller, 75, St. Charles Borromeo oarish, Sept. 2. HARVARD -- Patrick J 8rickley, 91, St. Joseph parish, Sept. 3. ROCK FALLS -- Randy E. Chapman, infant, St. Andrew parish, Aug. 28. Martin J. McKenn,~, 54, St. Andrew par- ,ish, Sept 2. ROCKFORD -- /V~rs. Madeline Karney, ;38, St. Bernadette parish, Sept. 2. Mrs. Regina Konetski, 82, St. Stanislaus parish, Sept. 3. STERLING -- Mrs. Frank G. Michel, 73, St. Mary parish, Aug. 28. TAMPICO -- Mrs. Gertia E. Bingen- helmet, 61, St. Mary parish, Aug. 30. WEST BROOKLYN --- Mre. Josavh Gal lisa*h, 65, St. Mary parish, Aug. 3l BOTH THESE DECISIONS? ~ ~j2e The distinction between the nonreligious character of the rethink our own traditional and instinctive attitudes in this area. , legislation and the religious effects of the legislation There is "Taxes to support higher education are like taxes to support nothing in the Constitution prohibiting the .use of public funds ~ ~ ~t elementary education, strengthen defense, build roads, maintain WATCHES--DIAMONDS AURORA Sept. 21--Fall card party at St. for the education of children in secular subjects, for transport- hospitals, safeguard the young, operate libraries and museums ~ ~ Sept. 12 -- Adult Education Michael's parlors, N. Lincoln ing them to schools where those branches of learning are taught and maintain public order. The principle that underlies all of AuaoRA -- m~ Karen Jane Root and Complete Selection lecture "The Role of the Lay- and Pierce streets at 7:30 p.m. or for providing them with textbooks for the same. man" by the Rev. Dennis Gean- Bake sale -- Sponsored by St. these enterprises is that they are essential to the well-being of John Francis Larkin in Holy Ange~s church, Sept. ~." Of Religious Goads ey, O.S.A at the Lake street Mary's Sodality of St. Michael WHAT LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS ARE BASED UPO~ society." Miss June Kendall and Ronald Dean campus of Marmion Military parish. THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL TREATMENT OF STUDENTS WHAT IMPORTANT TRUTHS EMERGE FROM THIS Bombard in St. Peter church, Sept. 2. Miss BOnita L. Fassig ehd William G. Heimann in St. Mary church, Sept. 2. BATAVIA UNDER THE LAW~ ,f academy at 8 p.m. -- Sponsored . Miss Judy Johnson and Harry Johnson ~ ~I ]~ b the Thomas More center Sept ll---Adult Education lee- The G.I Bill, the Federal Scholarship plan the College Hous- (n our Lady ot Good Counsel church, Y ! ~ept. 2. ~~ San* 1.~ -- Annual card nartv ture "Catholic Viewpoint on ing act of 1950, the War Orphans Educational Assistance act of Miss Julia cies and C. Alan Martner in ,P" " ~" "">'-~ -- ; . ",' c ion ct of 1958 Sa~red Heart church Sept 2 ~. ~.~ v~ at 1 30pro and 8 p.m. at Mar- Marmage and the Family by 1956 and parts of the National Defense Edu at a . DIXON -- Miss Barbar'a "Blaster and -- -- ~'~/'~X~" - mien Military academy's Butter- J the Rev. John W. Jones at Holy Under these laws, students receive federal assistanceto.defray nonprofit church-related or other private schools, c~or2~ Sc;w~2.mberger in St Patrick I I.LINOI~ field road campus--SponsoredlCross school at 8 p m---Sponsor- their tuition at colleges, public or cnurcn-rmatea. ~s me el- DUNDEE' /~iss Caroi ne Anne Storm DIXON, " . t " " ~ l^me.~ 2 The method of allocating such funds must be worked out and James ~. Verbeck in St Catherine I a o me nomas more uenter tension o~ zeoeraz ala to s~ucten~s on ~ae ~e =uziu~ry azzu ~ ~ ,- " " by the Altar and Rosary soczety e y . " " n r hei ar church, Aug S. carefullass~ mn them rather to the stude ts o t r p : r'n i 1 it would be Y, g g " ELGIN -- M,ss Mary Ahce Jones and J of Annuncmt,on pamsh. ELGIN tary level would revolve only the same p ~ c p e " " -~--~- u-l'- con-titutional en~s. ~ne proposal of me tAtizens for ~:aucational Freedom that Millard G. Dunton in St. Joseph church, ~~~ Sept. 22--15th annual fall man- uq ~ .y ~ tuition grants, equal in amount to the help made available to aug/ }~. Miss Vkki Lynn Nitz and |[| |]ion revue .at .St. Edward hign WHAT THEN ARE SOME WAYS IN WHICH FEDERAL AID public school children, be given in certificates to all other stu- S%e~.e~6.M" Finn in St. Ambrosa church, I GORAL BROTHERS J[I J O N IIsohool auditorium at 8 p.m. -- MAY LEGALLY BE EXTENDED TO STUDENTS IN PRIVATE dents, negotiable only at the school of their choice, fits in ad- . ~ H.~NRY 7- MISS. C~ro~a Chart, and S nsored b St Jose h Junior OLS . . t~vna,a =. ~,uoaugn ,n ~ va,r.cK cnurcn, I "=':.-- " """ I/I - " "." -.- It pp. y p NONPROFIT ELEMENTAR~ AND SECONDARY SCHO,mArably with all the dec,stuns of the Supreme court. Au~. ~, MR o ROCKFORD M ss Rosa md Sugar J Built.up Roofing F-,n r ,l Home IIH spital league. Benefit of " BOTH CHURCH-RELATED AND NONDENOMINATIONAL. 3 No public funds may allocated for the teaching of religion and John F ~oner~'an in St" Anthon" h" " ~ Je Floorin~ & Wall Tile J/J" "~'4"H=t" ~erv~c;"- JJ~e/:it; c::Pat~m~tnt joandh ~i~: 1. By providing such pupils with nonreligious.textbooks and This reflects the common mterpreta!mn of the Constltutmn at ch~, jA~,~arie aarr end "thomas A [- g~ supplies and by making available to them certain nonrengmus the present time. Whether mat is to oe me en~uring mew, omy Momana ~n St. Edward church, Sept. 2. pltal. ',' " " " ' "o" h 1 f Miss Vir inia Ann Ingrassia and Cpl I~L=J Ill ~mtm,ance ,edueat,onal services, time can tell. We agree, however, with Llfe s edit rlalt at ale Robert T ~orst in St. Peter church, Sept: IJ!!s/tt P~!ehei~cd~Sa h~ hmzt d rant or benefit to the parents us, Protestants Cathohcs and Jews, have a mii:~ 2. By some form of e g,- "WALTON -- Miss Donna Kessel and Combmatton Windows MR NES Sept 17 Breakfast and bake , and Doors " sale following" "7- every M~ =t ~ " of all school children, including the parents of those attending ing to do on this subject before we settle permanently for an willMm Todd in St. Mary church, Aug. c FanS redtzbon~ ~ r o : e ' c z s i" ,2~ . I AT 2-9231 I|l " ^ ~ ,~, JI " " exem.~tion or credit and fair use of taxpayers money in the education of he youth :rick church Aug ~6. ' " " J 121 G~lene Ave. DixonIll rnur~ ~-,to J[ co ,YE?; T?NIyA;u ~ ,~^ 3. By a program of matching grants or long-term, low-interest of America is an open mind and a willingness to consider with H2r~iAe~tARa~kinFA~LLS~o?~pY~ ~"d~r~ ~o~y- ~t~l ~:-:~;?2:~F::%%~"~ loans for nonreligious ~acilities and equipment, in which both sympathy and understanding the views on both s~des of this [~, ~ck,ord, in ~acrad Haart church, ' ' tl~.~,~':':~'~h~'~:~,*,~'~"t~ "~ !public and private nonprofit schools including church-related important question. I TI'SKI'kWA -:. ~iss Helen coffer and " Jerome ~rice, Aurora, in St. M~ry cnurcn, J i1~ :o~, 7.~ e, " ;-,~+;*,1 ~,~-~ would narticinate Where there ]s such an open mind good will a sp~mt of broth- A-~ ~6 I K ANn IN~ I/lumvusc unei' r~o. 4941. " " " ' I- '~l I rio Ur~l~lk& Ill I/ s -NSTRUCTION IN CHURCH erhood and a sense of fa,rness will find a reasonable solution It I~. ROCK FALLS DUE~ IeURMAL KI~LIUIUU 1 LI:Ill nrtlIPl,qll ~, 10 Card art in St RELATED SCHOOLS OCCUPY MUCH OF THE TEACHING is the purpose of this friendly discussion to contribute to that P. -- P Y " ~ I solution andthus to deepen our national unity and so]idaritE Andrew amsh all purpose room TIME ~ n e color and cree P " - ~ in spite of all our differe cos in rac d J PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS [latS p m --Sponsored by the pan- No, only a small fraction--about 2/2 out of 25 hours a week. I ' " IJ r--o- {~ ,~J 1037 THIRD ST DIXON ILL 1 r R ar so mt Most of all the effort time, and funds are devoted to the teach I 1037 THIRD ST. DIXON, . [lishAta and us y c y :l,i. Ammmm'm tl Trust Service I ~ ~1 ROCKFORD ing of secular subjects taught in the public school. In many ozI l"rtest Ututzes IE,I II I Sept 10--Bake sale in St Pat- the facilities of the church-related schools such as the gym- Im ~,11~ m/I ~* . I . I I i ~ ~|||,~ ~|[~ I[m "Insurance Exclusively" |]rick church basement following nasiums, cafeterias, laboratories and medical and'dental offices, Band Concert I| J lit. II/J I'lrSt I lat onal j ever Mass--S nsored b the no religious instruction is involved jm m/J E I y po y DanK I)ULLIYAfl ) II o.~o: parish Altar aDd Rosary society, ARE CATHOLICS THE ONLY ONES SEEKING TO HAVE In Korean Town II RFAt MegOY. lll DanK J ,~~rU~ ~z,z~ Ill Sept. 10--Annual ice cream so- THEIR CHILDREN SHARE IN THE PROPOSED FEDERAL -- ,m Itl I ,'~~ u~ L Ilm mlcial and entertainment at SS. AID TO EDUCATION~ KANGHWA, Korea--AnAmer- P~in folks but plenty smartl I1~! I ," N~@rfln0,illll~ |tm e ~lPeter and Paul church fr m s t No. Members of other faiths are equa].lyconcerned, Speaking ican missioner here believes in Woodstock I I Linoleum II| m ,= a 1t7 p.m.--Sponsored by the parish at the House hearing on this bill, Rabbi Morris Sharer, execu- always taking advantage of a n.o.lo o.~.~.genera~mns .--ill,I ,AI.m;n.m ~.m~h;~t;^~ I[~ KbN MAI I ~tHome and School association tive vice-president of Agudath Israel of America, said: "Our or- . : m~u n.e'rl]] |||-'met| I I ~, e ,~ I1~ L ~v~,v~ ganization of Orthodox Jews has cnapters m every part o~ me ~t'l .- ,-~- I r For instance, wnen me u ~ I[J eral R~s~drve Mem.erru:= j Sept 28--Annual smorgasbo d 1 housands of rabMs and communal Member .F.g. Umted States and mc udes t " . " " . . THURSDAY, 7:30 P.M. and ] II AGENCY II . leaders, amongst them the forem st J " sc " . " WREX-TV Fed m droner at Feehan hall Serving o awash holars and reh Marine Corps Band from Ha - at ~, ~ ann z p m J~y aGvance r e wan waned ~ms .~oum ~orean ,I " ar gious autho iti s. . "' " q] " I "' '~.o~, ;, 8,:, |l;ale-Sponsored h, St JohDp "We strongly favor federal aid to parochml schools The town on a recent concert tour. ~ =~ ~sh hi child to a arochlal school should the entire populatmn turned out I 414 roll ~ .B.~-. AT ~-7U71 STERLING Jewish parent who sends "s " p ' " " T~ 1 " ~V'r 1 1 II ]not be unduly penalized for exercising the right of free choice, to listen--directly, across the wooowara ,~epL ,~ --- ~ara party m ~. implicit in the American way of life, to educate his children street from MaryKnou tamer Mary auditorium. Sponsored by Thomas McKee's rectory. The DOUG'S 3 DEUCES Package Store Cocktail Lounge DOUG CURRAN Proprietor 222 W. First St Dixon, Illinoia in accordance with his religious conscience "The memorandum distributed yesteday to Congress by the administration's attorney against federal aid to parochial schools, conversely tends to prove that there is no clear-cut 'black and white' thinking on this issue of constitutionality. The brief is so full of loopholes, and draws so many hazy distinctions be- tween legal and illegal aid, that it actually serves to add weight to our contention that die-hard opposition to federal aid to the secular programs of parochial schools is filled with inconsis- tencies." WHAT IS THE STAND OF CITIZENS FOR EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM? This is a national organization of citizens of all faiths. At a congressional hearing, its president, David L. LaDriere, report- ed that his organization favors tuition grants for children in Tulsa, Oklahoma, padre decided the concert gave him a chance to acquaint the overwhelmingly non-Christian audience with Ca- tholicism. No sooner had the Marines packed up their instru- ments, than the young mission- er; an ex-Navy man, was up on the bandstand inviting all the music lovers to tour his new church. Most did. both public and church-related schools. "Fair treatment of chil- dren in nonprofit schools," he said, "involves complete equality' with those in public schools, so far as Federal aid is concerned." WHAT DOES DR. ARTHUR S. FLEMING, FORMER SECRE- TARY OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE, ADVO- CATE? A prominent Methodist and former president of Ohio Wes- leyan university, Dr. Fleming urges Congress to approve a pro- gram of loans for nonprofit private and church-related elemen- tary and secondary schools. He suggests that Congress put aside the controversial feature of the present bill giving government aid ~or public teachers' salaries and concentrate on a program of school construction. WHAT DOES LIFE MAGAZIN~ RECOMMEND? 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