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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, I961 THE OBSERVER Name Rally PAGE 7 PRE-RALLY CHAT--Before the opening of the Diocesan Holy Name rally last Sunday afternoon, the Most Rev. Loras T. Lane, the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen, and the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman A. Meilinger, dean of Rockford clergy, visit in the corridors of the National Guard armory in Rock- ford. (Pittsley photo) RALLY SPEAKER--The Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen gave an hour-long address on the RALLY HOST--The Most Rev. Loras T. Lane who sponsored the rally, gave the welcome ad- rally theme--The Christian Answer to Com- munism. The Rally drew the largest crowd dress and the closing benediction, is shown presiding during the ceremonies. With him as chap- ever assembled in the Rockford armory, lains are the Rev. Henry Schryer, Elgin, and the Rev. John F. Tuchlinsky, East Dubuque. (Her (Herzog photo) zog photo) ili ii i:i i' ii ii !iiii!i ii: i!!;ii:i:,:iii iiiii i@!iii!!i,! LISTENING--This candid shot of priests in the audience shows the rapt attention given to the ad- dress by Bishop Sheen. Shown (1 to r) are: The Rev. Ronald French, Geneva; the Rev. Joseph Driscoll, Elburn; the Rev. Robert C. Troy, Amboy; the Rev. Father Philip, O.S.B. and the Roy. Father Augustine, O.S.B both of Marmion Abbey, Aurora. (Herzog photo) RALLY PLEDGE--The Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schumacher, dean of Aurora clergy and past director of diocesan Holy Name Societies, led the Holy Name Pledge. This pledge used In all meetings of Holy Name Societies stresses respect for God and country and was highlighted in the Rally as an important part of the Christian answer to Communism, (Herzog photo) LAY CHAIRMEN--Posed with Bishop Sheen after the rally are James H. Dunn, Jr. and Louis C. Bachrodt, both of Rockford, who with the Rev. A. J. O'Neill, diocesan director of Holy Name Societies, formed the planning committee of the Diocesan Holy Name Rally. (H rzog photo) TO OPPRESSED PEOPLES -- The symbolical posting in the sanctuary of the flags of 14 nations now captives of Communism was a pledge of prayer and concern for the 800 million victims of Communism. This dramatic highlight of the rally was car- ried out by the drummers of the Purple Knights Drum & Bugle Corp and flagbearers from the Explorer Post 37, St. Peter's Rockford. Shown with flags of China and Cuba are Eagle Scouts Dennis Hoover and Thomas Vinci. (Herzog photo) photo