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Sunday, September 23, 1945  THE OBSERVER  News Section--Page 3 American Press Can Be Model For The World Msgr. H. J. Carroll Pays Tribute To Papers On Eve Of Celebration New York, Sept. 17 --(NC)-- The American press can "be a mod- el for the press in other countries," the Very Rev. Msgr. Howard J. Carroll, General Secretary of the :National Catholic Welfare Confer- ence, said in a statement issued here through the Religious News Service in connection with Nat- tonal Newspaper Week, October 1 to8. Other statemenbs paying tri- bute to the work of the American press in connection with the nat- ional observance were made by Bishop G. Bromley Oxman, Presi- dent of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, and by" Rabbi Herbert S. Goldsteiu, President of the Synagogue Coun- cil of America Monsignor Carroll warned that s'it is with ill grace that we in- sist on freedom of the press else- where unless we who enjoy it arc above suspicion on the score of the integrity of our own." The text of Monsignor Carroll's state- ment: follows : "The value of the press can per- haps be best appreciated if we im- agine ourselves without it during the past year. "It is safe to say that the thoroughness with which it gath- ered and supplied information to us during the past year was com- mensurate with the calibre of the happenings and the difficulty of recording them. "It is encouraging to note that as skill in gathering news reached such a high level, the responsibili- ty of using the medium for good was a matter of growing concern. ]n the measure in which that sense of resT)onsibility becomes general in that measure will the press en- hance the confidence and the es- teem which it should aim to enjoy. "Singularly free to achieve that success, our press canat the same Geneva Oils CLARK BROS. Tires--Batteries--Accessories Road Service Free Pick-up and Delivery PURE OIL PRODUCTS WashingPolishing--Lubrication Telephone Geneva 3275--2431 ii  Harvard Funeral Director PUTNAM'S FUNERAL HOME Phone 66 SOS North Division Street THE FAIR DEPARTMENT STORE Tel. 363-R Harvard Gas, Oil Gasoline OILS Kerosene SHIELDS SERVICE STATION TANK TRUCK SERVICE Tires Batteries Accessories Groceries STRAIN BIOS. GROCERY AND MARKET LIBBY'S Canned Fruit and Vegetables Free Delivery Service Tues., Thurs., Sat. at 1:30 p.m. Phone 280 - 281 AT A FRONT LINE MISSION 71 At a Maryknoll Mission in South China a group of visiting Ameri- can soldiers pose with some veteran missioners. The soldiers are unidentified but the missioners are (left to right): front, Msgr. John Romaniello of New Rochelle, N. Y., Superior of the Maryknoll Kwei- lin territory; Rev. Robert Greene of Jasper, Indiana; rear, Rev, Thomas Ryan, S J., editor of "The Rock"; Bishop Adolph Paschang of Martinsburg, Missouri, superior of the Maryknoll Kongmoon Mis. Bl0n. The mission is a favorite visiting place for American soldiers looking for a bit of home. (NC Photos) time be a model for the press in other countries where it is not only enslaved itself but contributes to the enslavement of those whom it should serve. But it is with ill grace that we insist on freedom of the press elsewherr unless we who enjoy it are above suspicion on the score of the integrity of our own. "As in all things human there :: generally a sizeable gap be- tween the ideal and the reality. Yet the ideal is nonetheless im- portant and there is reason to compliment those of the profes- sion in our own country who dur- ing the past year have continued with such effectiveness to strive for it. We owe them a debt of gratitude that is very great." Chief Of Canadian Navy Chaplains Retires; Plans Return To Parish Work Ottawa, Sept. 17--(NC)--Chap- lain of the Fleet B. C. Martin, O." B.E., who was head of the Catholic chaplains in the Royal Canadian Navy, has retired after nearly six years of service. He will return to his former parish at Ketch Harbor in the Archdiocese of Halifax. He is being succeeded by the Rev. Michael Maclsaac, C. SS. R., who has been a chaplain with the Can- adian Navy for four years and has served in England,. Canada and Newfoundland. Coming Events Aurora Sept. 25--Card Prty  St. Jo- seph's parish hall, sponsored by Arch-Confraternity of Mary. Oct. 7--Concert presented by University of Notre Dame--Our Lady of Good Counsel school hall --sponsored by Parent-Teacher as- sociation. Nov. 6--Annual Fall Card Paty --sponsored by Altar and Rosary society of Holy Angels parish. Oct. 10--Annual Benefit Card Party and Food & Fruit Shower-- St. Charles Hospital. Elgin Oct. 2-3--Rummage Sale--Ma- sonic Temple--sponsored by Court Elgin, Catholic Daughters of Amer- ica. Freeport Oct. 3--Social Activities--St. Mary's hall--8 p. m. sponsored by St. Mary's Guild. Huntley Sept 23--Annual Chicken Dinner and Homecoming--St. Mary's par- ish--11 a. m. Sandwich Sept. 22--Food Sale--Rud Meat Market---1 p. m.--sponsored by St. Paul's Ladies sodaliW. Gilts And Beqaests The Diocese of Rockford will gratefully accept gifts and lega- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make an acknowl- edgment of God's goodness to them. Gifts to the Diocese will be used for Saint Vincent's Home for Children and Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, for the edu- cation of worthy young men to the Priesthood, for works of charity in an ever-broadening field, and for the support of re- ligion in the needy areas of the Diocese. Bequests to the Diocese should be made in the legal title: "John J. Boylan, Catholic Bishop of Rockford." Bequests to an individual parish should be made in the above title, but with a directive stating that the bequest be administered for the benefit of the parish. Elgin C. D. A. Sale Set For Oct. 2 And 3; Sponsor Scholarship Elgin. -- On October 2 and 3, Court Elgin No. 1195, Catholic Daughters of America, will conduct a rummage sali in the Masonic temple for the benefit of the Court. Mrs. Fred C. Meyers and Miss M. Susie Ring, co-chairmen of the event, request that members having salable articles contact them before the opening date. This year as in previous years, Court Elgin will sponsor scholar- ships for St. Edward High school to be awarded to the highest rank- ing girl graduate in each of tim three parochial schools of Elgin. In addition to this, the court con- tributes to the Elgin Community Chest, American Red Cross, Kane County Tuberculosis association Infantile Paralysis fund, and in conjunction with the national and state offices, makes contributions to the USO and other patriotic and civic organizations. Group leaders for the coming year are Mrs. Clifford J. Thiel, Mrs. William O'Connor, Mrs. Lawrence O'Connor, Mrs. John D. Flood and Miss Helen Elbert. The Rev. Wil- liam F. Boland will continue as chaplain of the court. Mrs. T. M. Renan will act as publicity chair- man. Due to the changed schedule of store hours in Elgin, meetings of Court Elgin will be held for the next three months at least, on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be held Tuesday evening, October 23, at St. Edward high school. St. Ann's Sodality To Meet Oct. 10 Elgln--St. Ann's Society of St. Joseph's church at a recent meet- tag" in tile school hall planned the meeting of October 10 when a busi- ness session at 7:30 will be follow- ed by a movie at 8 p. m. The pic- ture will be shown by Robert Cox, executive secretary of the Kane county Tuherculosis Ass'n. All members of the parish, as well as tbe Parent Teachers Ass'n., are in- vited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Mrs. J. M. Westerman, president of the society, presided and during the business session $10 was w,ted to the Community Chest There was also a discussion of a rum- make sale to be held ill the parish hall October 3 and 4. Committee for the next meeting is composed of Mesdame. George Abraham, E. J. Klinger, Fred Van Arco, Joe Weidner, Ethel Dietz, William Paar, Carl Beckman, C. W. Gmur and Barbara Asay. Foresters Elect Peter F. Schmitz Elgin--At a recent meeting" of St. Joseph's Court, No. 245, Cath- olic Orde,' of Foresters, Peter F. Schmitz was elected chief ranger of the court. John P. Schreiner will serve as vice-chief ranger. Other officers chosen include: Peter Westerman, jr., past chief ranger; John P. Danielek, recording secretary; Harold Westerman treasurer; Albert Weidnef, Ilerman Muelterties, and Leo Iiess, trus- tees; Joe Heimann, speaker; Charles J. Goedert and Robert Wolff, conductors; Harry G. Kruse- meier and Carl J. Wehrle, sentinels; Rev. Joseph Rojemann, spiritual director; Dr. Howard T. Knight, medical examiner. New officers of the Court will be installed at the regular meeting of the Court on Oct. 9. Huntley Parish Homecoming Sept. 23 Huntley.--On Sunday, September 23, the annual chicken dinner and homecoming of St. Mary's parish will be hehl at Huntley. Home- cooked dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mrs. Fred Zellhofer and Mrs. Lawrence reties are in charge of tile affair. Cbarles Wehrle and Leo Dwyer are co-chairmen of the re- ception committee. The Rev. L. D. Day, pastor of St. Mary's church, and members of tile committees extend an invitation to parishioners and friends to at- tend the annual homecoming and dinner. Masses the morning of September 23 will be at 8, 10 and 12 o'clock. Vatican City.--Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gee. Mark W. Clark, U. S. Commander in Aus- tria, were received by His Holiness Pope Plus XII in a cordial private audience here on Sept. 13. GENOA Drugs BALDWI N'S PHONE 83 DRUG STORE EDGAR BALDWIN, PH. G. R. PH. I Virgil McCORNACK OIL CO. Distributors TEXACO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Stations Located At GENEVA BATAVIA ST. CHARLES SO0 West Main 215 East Main St. Charles Coal, Ice W. H. Parker'& Son ST. CHARLES COAL & ICE CO. Not Inc. Phone St. Charles 57 Yard Office: llth Avenue and Great Western Tracks COAL, ICE and WOOD Weight -- Quality  Service Plumbing R. L. WAGNER Silent Automatic Oil Burners IRON FIREMAN STOKERS Office 549  Phones -- Res. 152 112 E. Main Street i Shurtleff Coal & Lamber Co. 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