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Sunday, September 25, 1949 THE OBSERVER !'EDITION OF'OIJ R'SU DA Vi IT0 R- News Section--Page Protestant Teachers In Santa Fe Public Schools Enjoined By Court Requiring Religious Services Santa Fe, N. M.--(NC)--An injunction has been grant- against the principal and a teacher of the Lindrith school, Arriba County, ordering them not to require religious services in any way. Judge David W. Carmody discharged a writ of prohibi- tion which would have prevented the defendants from teach- ing in the school. He acted fol-~ lowing a two-day trial in District Court here of a suit seeking dis- charge of four Lindrith teachers. The suit alleged that the teachers fostered the teaching of denomi- national religious doctrines during =chool hours. Only Protestants were involved in the legal action Catholic Church authorities had no previous knowledge of the suit and did not take any part in its prosecution. Two members of the Lindrith School Board, Paul Brown and A. D. Miller, filed the suit. William O'Sullivan, attorney for the plain- tiffs sought to establish that re- ligious violation occurred in the school last term. Charges in the case, which Judge Carmody ruled were not proved, were: That commencement exercises of a religious nature were held in community churches, including a sermon by a Baptist missionary; That Baptist and Presbyterian printed religious materials were available in schools to pupils; That ~rayers were said during school ours; That school music practice was held in a Protestant church and that students were required to memorize Bible verses. Judge Carmody ruled that "hold- Coming Events Rockford Sept. 25--"Kiddy Kaper" party-- 8:30 p. m.--CAY club. Sept. 28---Wiener Roast--7:30 p. m.--CAY club. Sept. 29---Style Show, Bridge and Luncheon--St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. Aurora Sept. 28--Bake Sale & Card Party--Afternoon and evening-- K. of C. hall--auspices St. Mary's Mothers club. Sept. 28-29--Rummage Sale---23 S. River street--auspices Aurora Ladies of Columbus. Sept. 29--Fall Card Party and Bake Sale, St. Joseph Church hall, Luncheon 1:30 p.m. and evening party 8 p.m., auspices Archconfra- ternity of Mary. Oct. 5---Annual Dessert Lunch- Jubilarians Charles Hospital, ing of a graduation exercise in a Oct. 12---Annual Fall card party, church where no religion, strictly Simard Hall, auspices St. Ann's So- Speaking, is brought into the pro- dality of Sacred Heart parish. gram, is not a violation of law." Oct. 20-21--Rummage Sale, St. He also declared that "baccalaur- Mary's school basement, auspices eate services are services held prior St. Mary's Altar and Rosary so- to graduation which, more or less, ciety. customarily bring in a religious Oct. 21-22-23--"Spring on Tap" tenor" --Marmion auditorium. mr: ........ Oct 26--Annual Fall Card Party xne cour~ rules ma~ me pray- o ~ "... ~. _ _ .. , ~ ~ooa ~nower--~ Joseph ~ercy ors described in court, the Lord s ......... Prayer anda prayer dismissing a tlosplcal auul~or!um.. Thanksgivingprogram, were not llatawa in violation of the Constitution or Oct. ll--Card Party--K. of C. ~_ ~of any law. It held also that grace ball--Afternoon & Evening--aus- m~efore meals during the school's pices Batavia-St. Patrick's Mothers ~i~lunch program were not in viola-club. tion of the law. i Discharge of the following had Elg n been sought by the suit: Louis Sept. 29-30---Rummage Sale--St. Cooner- the nrinci~al" and Ethel Joseph School hall--auspices St. Cooper, his wife, ~hereon Anson Ann s society. and Lucille Weaver, teachers. The Oct 6 ~ Style Revue, Masonic suit also named Elias R..Steven- Tempie, auspice~s St. Joseph Junior son, the school s janitor, Tlto Val- Hosnital League dez, county school superintendent, ~ ~ " the county school board of educa- Oct. 10--Pancake Supper~St. tion and state school officials. One Joseph Hall--4 p.m.--auspices St. charge made was that the school Joseph Hospital auxiliary. janitor was permitted to preach Nov. 8-9--Annual Carnival--St. religious sermons to the pupils. Lawrence School Hall--auspices St. Charges were dismisses against all Lawrence Parents' Association. except Mr. Cooper and Arisen, who i. . freeport were enjoined from requiring re- li~ou.s services in. any way... Sept 25 -- Eleventh Annual St. In ISSuing ~ne Injunction duo e - ,, g Vincent s Alumni Homecoming, St. Carmody warned If you have : Vincent s Home done anything of a religious nature Se~t 25--Old fashioned S-uare in the past you had better not do ~. r "~ .... - ...... ~ it in the future. Matters of a uanCe,m ~" vincen~s auul~ormm, religious nature brought into the l P'~ ". .... ~ ..... , ~epz z~ ~aru tarry, ~ mary s jurisdiction of this court will be[ .... ~" -- ,, flail, u p.m. harshly dealt with. ...... Oct. 7--Card Party--Knights of Btu~Unn~?U_SarWnl~;esses~ ~nciualngIColumbus Hall---8 p.m.--sponsored , a ~eacners, . ~' . /by Catholic Woman s League. were nearu, luany failed to re-I Sublette member details of the events aboutl Oct 2 Evening, Card Party St which they testified [.. ," ~--,~ .. ~. -- " .. ~. ~. ." . . . . luary S bcnool nail. ~egarmng rro~esmn~ church I~ublications found in theschool kA^--D----:,L:.._ 4~.-L..J-- durin thesummer Jud-e '~r ,,,vru ro~Hnvo rtHnzu~ reedy explained that testimony fail- Of Chrlstlons Toward ed to show the printed materials ye~.hl1,,l .... H,IM kl,,~l,,l were actually used as a part of~. ,.-v~y ~.u .~.~ the teaching in the school How- ~. .. o' ~ ..... ever, he said "I think it is poor uuesseiaorz, ~ermany--tr~)-- judgment that materials of that A more positive attitude of Chris- nature are where the students can tianity toward technology, "the get them in school." 'strongest modern influence in the Lewis College Now Coeducational Chicago---(NC)--The Lewis Col- lege of Science and Technology, which was recently hailed by the Junior College Association as one of the country's most progressive Junior colleges, has become coedu- ~tional for the first time in its istory. With a new administration headed by Bishop Bernard J. Shell, Auxiliary of Chicago, Ad- miral Grannie as Chancellor, and Dr. James M. Eagan, Dean of studies, the school has embarked upon a program of day and eve- mug classes. The two-year Educa- tion course will qualify both men and women for a limited State ele- mentary school certificate to alle- viate the shortage of rural elemen- tary school teachers. world today," was urged in an ad- dress before the annual meeting of the Society of German Engi- neers. The speaker, Proessor Soeren- sen of Augsburg, held it incom- prehensible that godless regimes succeeded in making technology part of their view of life, while those states where Christianity is still able to function often appear to forget that technology, too, is part of the Divine creation and a gift of God to man. Proper appreciation of technol- ogy, he said, is often impeded by the view popular among many Christians that technology menaces the Christian foundations of our time. The danger to Christianity from technology is attributable to human presumptuousness in seek- ing to make man the master of creation, he added, but this danger can only be curbed by a more post-! twe attitude of Chrmtmns toward technology. Continued Cooperation Bishops' Relief Work Is Archbishop, With Hope Of Washington--(NC)--High officials of Church and State in Ireland are hopeful that that country can continue its gen- erous cooperation with the Bishops of the United States in their efforts to feed the needy people of Europe in the com- ing winter. Archbishop John C. McQuaid of Dublin has written to Archbishop John T. McNicholas ef~ Cincinnati, .... Chairman of the Ad-IWestern Europe of more tha, mlnistrahve Board of the Natmnalleleven million disuossessed human Catholic Welfare Conference, that I bein~,s ~h~ h~,~ ~, ~,~,o, "I believe I can assure Your Ex-lacros"s'nat"i'onal"frontiers~'sinc~e'~e ceuency mat we shall be able to lend of World War II These dis- he " " " " Ip John A uostello, Premmr . 7 . . . ...... I possessed peoples, many of whom oz tretano, nan written co Arch- live on th ed ............... / e ges of destroyed eisnop lv~cl~icnoias tna~ "'~. am ttowns throughout Germany and hopeful that some.zur~ner zunustAustria' have a very special need may oe mane avauame zor ~ne pur- lot our continued help and char- chase of food towards the allevia-litv We know that Your Excel- tion of distress amongst" the suf- lenc and u =~ ......... t . y yo r t~overnment are zerlng people o~ ~,{urope in me]mindful of these expellees, who coming win~er men:us. ]are not being cared for by any in- As Chairman of the board of iternational agency. These people trustees of War Relief Services--~are alive today, only because of National Catholic Welfare Confer- tsuch magnanimous contributions ence, the official agency of Amer-[of food as that of the generous ican Catholics for relief abroad,[people of Ireland." Archbishop McNicholas had writ-|Arch~ t#~, ~;~ .~-~ ,,, :. ten to the Archbishop and the ..... .;,v .... ~=,? ..... ~ ~= ........ /a pleasure for the Irish people to Prime Mlnls~er co express ~nanKslt_ _~, ......... . . ._ [ue ame ~o help the less ~or~una~e, for the large asssitance lretana nan ~and he ex-ressed the inion -" " iv " . . . . .p.. . .op ." .tna~ uted through established Catholic [other countries we are well a~or~ agencies of charity to those of our ~of the continued need for further European brothers of Christ who [relief esveciallv amonw the unfnr ~re s~anideos~e~:e n:edie T:~l~r~::~ tunate refugees in many-parts of P P , Europe. 'they gave their abundance to sup- ply the want of ethers so that there might be an equality.' "I wish I could report that the need for relief is nearly passed and that further sacrifices are not necessary. Sad to say, however, the plight of certain groups in Europe---and especially expelled peoples--is still most grave.'" Archbishop McNicnolas told Pre- mier Costello: "It is a source of satisfaction to me that our two peoples are working together so closely in the holy mission of assisting the. brethren of Christ who are in grave need. War Re- lief Services -- N.C.W.C., which operates through the established Christian agencies of charity can assure Your Excellency that the food contributed by the Irish peo- ple was given to the most needy of the millions of Europeans who are in want." "There are particular and press- ins problems," Archbishop Mc- Nicholas also told Mr. Costello, "that prevent us from terminating our relief operations. Chief among these problems is the presence in N. D. Pro[essor Names Reasons For Student Failures Notre Dame, Ind. --- Dr. Law- rence H. Boldinger, Dean of the College of Science at the Univer- sity of Notre Dome, has come up with o threefold explanation of why students fail in college Three of the principal reasons for failure in college work, according to Dr Baldinger, ore: l) poor study habits 2) lock of application, and 3) inadequate preparation for col- lege. The Notre Dame scientist be- lieves that other factors include lack of self-discipline, inability to budget time and inability to work under pressure Dr. Boldinger also charges the old- er generation with the responsibility of giving more assistance and en- couragement to students of high school and college. Massachusetts Senate Honors Chaplain, Msgr. F. A. Burke Boston--(NC)--A scroll, sig.ned by State Senators of various faiths, was presented to Msgr. Francis A Burke, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, Jamai- ca Plain, and chaplain of the Sen- ate, by Senator Cornelius F. Haley of Rowley and a facsimile inserted in the records. Monsignor Burke was honored at the close of the 1949 session of the Senate for "his scholarly back- ground, a down-to-earth common sense, a human interest and a strong faith, an abiding concern for moral values, and a deep appre- ciation of all that is good for the traditions of the Commonwealth." Notice Freeport--The New Dublin cem- etery association will meet at 3 p. m. Sunday, October 2, in St. Mary's hall.. All members are urged to attend. Mt. Carroll MONUMENTS MT. CARROLL GRANITE AND MARBLE WORKS GEO. W. IVEY SONS, Props. Workmanship Guaranteed All Work Done by Pneumatic Tools and Sand Blast. Prices Right. Phone Blue 256 Mr. Carroll, IlL OC Je Hector Caron HEATING HOME APPLIANCES Rochelle Illinois Groceries G. R. HARRISON & SONS Fancy Groceries and Fresh Vegetables - Phone---Rochelle 308 and 392 Electric Shop Phone 212 302 Lincoln Highway MUTTON'S HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES CONTRACTING AND SUPPLIES ELECTRIC SHOP Sister Mary Christine, left, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart from Joliet for the past 60 years, observes her diamond jubilee. Sister Marianna, right, observing silver jubilee of her entrance to the Convent, was honored with Sister Christine by members of the staff at St. Charles hospital. eon and Card Party--l:30 and 8 Both Sisters began their work in Aurora December ]930. Until retirement from active duty three years p. m. St. Charles Hospital auditor- ago, Sister Mary Christine was in charge of the hospital office. Sister Marianna is an anaesthetist. ium--auspices St. Charles hospi- (Photo courtesy Aurora Beacon-News.) tal auxiliary.