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FRIDAY; SEPTEMBER 15, 1961 OUT OF THE MIDDLE AGES---Symbolizing religious fervor, a white-hooded penitent scourges himself while holding a crucifix. He was among the participants in the dramatic procession through the streets of Guardia Sanframondi. in Southe/'n Italy, a ritual rooted in medieval tradition, Once every seven years, the procession moves through the village streets as men pray for forgiveness and ask the help of God. i! t MAY THEY REST IN PEACE * i The following clergy of the Diocese of Rockford passed on to their eternal rewards on the dates listed. Your prayers are re- quested :[or the repose of their souls. September 16, 1929--The Rev. Michael Foley, pastor of St. Patrick. Dixon. September 20, 1951--The Rev. Michael Tuomey, chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, is buried in Mount Carmel cemetery, Hillsdale. September 21, 1946--The Rev. Michael A Welter, pastor of St. John the Baptist. Somonauk, is buried in St. Boniface cemetery, Chicago. Granf. we beseech Thee. O Lord, that the souls of thy servants Thy priests whom in this life Thou didst honor with the sacred office, may rejoice in the glory of heaven forevem-nore. Amen. a Complete Wardrobe For The Girl Going Back to School Skirts--Sweaters--Coordinates--Car Coats by Famous Makers 123 south main at elm fashion. rockford corner Ted Sharpenter Distributor Dial TW 2-6419 or TW 7-5744 AURORA, ILl Lorden Distributing 1 Dial WO 3-5409 ROCKFORD, ILL. I Evergreens-- Bulbs G'ress Seeds Fertilizers We ore experts in landscaping and Nursery Problems "Our Business is Growing" ALPINE NURSERIES 51 19 E.St~te St. Rockford WO 9-0941 AURORA Sept. 21--Fall card party at St. Michael's parlors, N. Lin- coln and Pierce streets at 7:30 p.m. Bake sale--Sponsored by St. Mary% Sodality of St. Mich- ael parish. Oct. ll-12--Card party " a n d style show afternoon and eve- ning of Oct. 11, and 7:45. Oct. 12 at Our Lady of Go~d Counsel school. Sponsored by Home and School association. ~LGtN Sept. 22--10~n annual i a 1 1 lashmn revue at be. Edward h~gn schooJ, auditorium at ~ p.m. --~po~sored by St. Joseph Jun- ior nosp~ai league. ~e,elit ol Matermty ctepar~ment and cmi- Orens court of bt. Joseph hos- pital. ~ept. 23--Rummage sale in St. ' nomas lwore scnool ha II tram 9 a.n. to a p.m.--Sponsor- ed by Cathoim Women's club. I,'lii~t~t'ORT Sept. H--t~reaKmst and bake sale following every Mass at St. Joseph church--Sponsored by the none an(] Scnooi asso- ciation at bL. Joseph parish. HARMON THE OBSERVER FAMILY CLINIC By FATHER JOHN L. THOMAS, S.J. Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Louis University We're going through the mental anguish of having a teenager who takes no interest in studies, and must repeat his freshman year because he failed in four subjects. He associates with a group of boys who spend much of their time tinkering with old cars. How can I make him do his homework and prepare for his classes? Also, does a parent simply forbid a son to associate with certain boys who have done no actual wrong but waste all IHoly Hill Sets Retreat Date MILWAUKEE -- nat Couples' Retreat will be held Holy Hill north of here Oct. 13 through Oct. 15: It is limited to 20 cou, ples and there is a $15 fee for each person. The fee includes five meals and lodging. The re- treat opens Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and closes Sunday, Oct. 15, by 3 p.m. The Rev. Gene Jakubek, S.J assistant director of the Jesuit Seminary Guild and editor Of "The Jesuit Blackrobe," the of- their time? I'm so confused I don't know how to handle this ificial Jesuit quarterly for the situation. AREN'T YOU A LITTLE LATE in your concern over junior's cholastic achievements, Myrtle? His first semester marks must indicated that he wasn't going to break any records, so i presume his teachers warned you that he wasn't getting his work. Now he has not only wasted a valuable year but has prob- ably acquired slothful work habits and a thorough dislike of school. The picture may not be all black, however, for you have been aroused to a more active concern, while he may have learned that he can't get by without studying. WHAT CAN YOU DO? Well, Myrtle, your first step is to talk' to his teachers and find out in detail how they view your son's' problems. What is his IQ, that is, is he capable of carrying high school work? Did he miss out on important training in grade school which he never made up, consequently he lacks adequate preparation for present studies? Does he have difficuhy in read- ing? Does he know how to study? Should you put him under a special tutor for a time? This latter suggest may seem to in- volve too much expense, but remember, if he lacks adequate preparation or doesn't know bow to proceed, merely repeating the year will help him little. SECOND, IS HIS FAMILY ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE to Sept. 21--Dessert-luncheon inI study? Does he have a relatively secluded, quiet place where St. r'lannen parish hail at 1:30 ne can study free from interference? Does he have a set time lot doing his homework, during which the use of telephone, radio and television are strictly forbidden? Does anyone check on his homework? You can learn tram his teachers what work is ex- pected of him. Do you supervise his use of study time? Some teenagers put in the required amount of time but waste it by day-dreaming or doing anything but applying themselves to study. THIRD, DO YOU MAINTAIN REASONABLE ORDER and dis- cipline around the home? Is there a fairly definite schedule for eating, and are all members of the family expected to be pres- ent at least at the principal meal, or do you follow a kind of eat- and-run, cafeteria approach in this regard? Do the children have a definite time for retirement? Young people require at least eight hours of sleep, and since the hour for rising is clearly de- fined during the school year, it shouldn't be difficult to figure out x+hen they must retire. HAVE YOU DEVELOPED A CLEAR-CUT family program concerning the use of radio and television, dating, going to shows, spending money, individual responsibilities around the home. and so on? An unplanned, disorderly family circle leaves its mark on the personalities of its growing members. Success in school implies self-discipline, as well as the ability to plan and organize one's daily schedule. The formation of such habits must be initiated in the home. FOURTH, YOU ARE CORRECT IN FEELING that your son's friends can exert a strong influence on him. If he associates with boys who have no interest in school or give little thought to preparing themselves for the future, he will certainly acquire similar attitudes. Hence you should by all means forbid or strict- ly limit his association with such irresponsible companions, and at the same time give him guidance and help in forming other friendships. FINALLY, I WAS SOMEWHAT PUZZLED, Myrtle, by the fact that you did not mention your husband in your letter. It may be assumed that you are not a widow or you probably would have noted it. Although mothers may be able to handle most of their children's problems during grade school years, teen-age boys in particular need the control and influence of their fathers. Many modern fathers tend to buck-pass their moral responsibilities h~ this regard, on the pretext that they themselves are too busy or don't have time to bother with schoolwork or consulting the p.m.--5ponsoreu oy St. Ann so- ciety. SOMONAUK Sept. 28--Annual smorgasbord dinner at Feehan hall. 5erring at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Uy advance sale--Sponsored by St. John parish. SPRING GROVE Sept. 19 Luncheon and card party in St. Peter parish hall at noon- Sponsored by Christian Mothers sodality. STERLING Sept. 20 Card party at St Mary auditorium--Sponsored by Altar and Rosary society oz St. Mary parish. SYCAMORE Sept 29 Household auction at St. Mary parish starting at 6:30 p.m. S ale items inclnde furniture, appliances, toys, tools, etc. Sponsored by Altar a n d Rosary and Holy Name socie- ties. VIRGIL Sept. 17--Ham dinner at SS Peter and Paul school hall from noon till 5 p.m.--Sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul Altar and Rosary society. WOODSTOCK Sept. 16 and 17--Fall festival at St. Mary parish. Roast beef dinner on Sunday, serving from 11:30 p.m.- Sponsored by St. Mary parish. Wisconsin Province, will conduct the retreat. Father Jakubek, a native of Milwaukee, attended Milwaukee schools, and St. Louis university and St. Mary college, St. Mary, Kan. He was ordained in 1954. He has taught at Campion Jesuit The Rev. Gene Jakubek, S.J. high school, Prairie du Chien, Was and at Creighton universi- ty high school Omaha Neb. Father Jakubek has a weekly ra- dio program over WPRE in Prairie du Chien and does a weekly recording for the Sacred Heart program. He is the Mil- waukee Cenacle Retreat House chaplain and a member of the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Cath- olic Family Life Program of Speakers and the Milwaukee Council on Alcoholism. Often a retreat-master. Father Jakubek has written "Time Out To Think." a pamphlet for retreat- ants. He is currently writing a book. Couples interested in attend- ing the retreat are asked to write to Father Jakubek at P.O. Box 1945, Milwaukee 1, Was Requiescant AMBOY -- Mrs. Katherine O'Neil, g~" St. Patrick parish, Sept. 7, PAGE 7 REQUEST 1N U.N. an UNITED NATIONS, N YI -- (NC) --For the third time in three years Argentina has op- posed a request that the United Nations f o s t e r contraceptive techniques throughout the world. A statement issued recently by the Argentine mission to the United Nations expressed Ar- gentina's "categorical opposi- tion" to any official adoption of birth control-measures by the United Nations. The Argentinian protest was prompted by a joint Danish- Swedish request that the Unitec Nations discuss population con. trol de, ring the September meet- ing of the U.N. General Assem- bly. Call ~rend Ominous Contraceptive practices, the hrgentinian d e c 1 a r e s, "are against the most essential foun- dations of its (Argentina's) spir- itual and ethical order and . . . they do not constitute, further- more, the adequate manner to give a solution to the economic and social problems created by underdevelopment." The Swedish-Norwegian mem- orandum construed p r e s e n t trends in population growth as ominous and an insurmountable obstacle to economic develop- ment. It recommended that the UN give technical assistance to governments who want to keep their population growth from running ahead of the economic development they are planning. The Swedish-Norwegian view is that family planning is a means of improving family welfare and raising living standards. Difficult Situation The Argentine statement de- clares that "the introduction of the item before the United Na- tions gives the matter a serious- ness that does not escape the notice of the Argentine govern= ment. In effect, the international organization would be lending assistance and resources to the diffusion on a world scale of birth control practices. This. as- sistance and these resources, then would be given with the moral support and financial help of all the member states." The statement continues: "Un- der these circumstances it is obvious that the approval of any resolution aimed in this direc- tion would place in a difficult situation all those countries for whom birth control constitutes a fundamental violation of the moral principles that guide the conduct of their peoples. Will Oppose Resolution its~disagreement and regret for the introduction of this item to the United Nations and wishes to state that it will oppose the adoption of any initiative direct- ed to the legalization of birth control practices on the inter- national level. "Finally, it should be noted that in moments in which so many causes for division exist in the world, this initiative in- troduces one more motive of disagreement and will certain- ly not contribute to promote a better harmony between states." Fall Festival Set During Weekend In Woodstock WOODSTOCK -- The annual St. Mary Fall festival will be held here Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, complete with booths, a French ca,e, and a roast beef dinner. An estimated crowd of 1.500 is expected for the dinner which will be served in five settings in the school cafeteria under the direction of Mrs. Mary Han- sler. Serving times for the din- ner will be: 11:30 a.m 12:30, 1:30. 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets may be obtained by calling Mrs Don Peasley at FE 8-1533 or by contacting any of the festival captains. Tickets wilt also be .available at the door. General chairman for the fes- tival is the Rev. James Mur- phy, assistant pastor. Plain folks but plenty smar'd Gramps heads a house- hold of 3 generations- all with ideas of their own. Waiter Brennan stars. THURSDAY, 7:30 P.M. JULIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS Wm. H. Poorman. Owner 304 North Fifth St. Rockford PAINI & WALLPAPE 1020 ~ STATE. ROCKFO D Screens and Windows AURORA -- Thomas Jennings, St. Mpry "The Argentine government WREX-TV teachers, parish/Sept. ~. considers it its duty to express THIS IS A SERIOUS NEGLECT of duty. During adolescence, DE KALa -- Mrs. Mary Hen ugh n, ~, boys are groping their way toward independence and consequent- st. Mary parish, Sept. 3. Mrs. Lucy Ann Ellen Sutton, 79,St. lv tend to disregard the authority of their mothers. They need Mary parish, Sept. S. to feel that their fathers are interested in them, are concerned OiXON -- Mrs. Mvr,e Whelan 6~ St. about their achievements at school, and are willing to plan and Rafrick parish, Sept. ~. 'fretsbecauseof EAST DUBUQUE -- Bernard R. Tim. ation$, use cool. discuss their future with them.-This obviously implies that fa- merman, St. Mary parish,-Sept. 1. DeWitt's liquid thers have taken time to learn something about the traits and Leo Drees, 6B, St. Mary parish, SePt. 1, ive almost instant ELGIN -- Manuel Gudino, 34 St. Joseph relief. aptitudes of their growing children, parish, Sept. 4. - fl.IM;~.~.~ SORE GUM ALTHOUGH YOU ARE STARTING RATHER LATE, Myrtle, FREEPORT -~ Mrs. H. J. Golburn~ 70, St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Se~: 6 UI~IILLb LOTION bring your husband into the picture. Your son needs the guid- Michael F. Gorsk.b ~0 St.: Thomas --m mL-- of a firm paternal hand, as well as a father's attention and AquinaSMrs. EvaParish'M. SteeleSePt" 9111: St. Mary' ParisheS I ~ W~ " ance encouragement. Sept 10. 41 $ ~~~(Father Thomas Will be unable to answer personal ietters.)St.LOVES PARK --- '-~o~r~ Zube~as, 44, st.HARVARDj sephparish,--IgnatiUSSept. 9 V. -Bray, ~3~, L T * Bridget parish, Sept. :' ' QUALITY BUI HOMES McHENRY -- Henry iR. Noise, 26, St. vakia credited with a codifica- tion of rules for writing Slovak correctly. The meeting was called by Philip A. Hrobak, president of" the Slovak League of America and:editor of Jednota (.the Un- ion), official organ of the First Catholic Slovak Union. PANNONIA. Pa. (NC) --A group of Slovaks' meetings here has established a foundation to preserve and disseminate forms of Slovak culture, particularly literary works. The Bernolak Cultural founda- tion is named after the Rev Anton Bernolak. a priest of Slo- We invite our Catholic friends to call us about becoming a TUPPERWARE Dealer Full or Part Time LeMay Sales P.O, Box 2043 Loves Park, Ill. TR %4022 Distributors for Tupperware Home Parties Mary parish, Sept. 6. Thomas B. Wilson, 79, St. Patrick par: ish, Sept. 5: Walter A Schaefer, 80, St. Mary par- ish, Sept. 1. Eileen Noonen, 18, St. Mary perish; Sept. 6. MENOMINEE -- Edward aeao, Nativi- ty of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish, Aug. 31. ROCKFORD -- G. Leonard Swanson, 67, St. Edward parish, Sept. 5. Lawrence L. Ginestra, 41, St. James r~arish, Sept. 10, ~rs. 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