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Sunday, October 24, 1943  k [ m Broaden Base To Include Minorities, Bishop Haas Urges A. F. Of L. Session Boston, Oct. 18.--(NC)--An appeal for full union status for Colored persons and for members of other minority groups was made by the Most Rev. Francis J. Haas, Bishop- elect of Grand Rapids and retiring chairman of the Presi- dent&apos;s Fair Employment Practices Committee, in an address lere at the sixty-third convention of the American Federa- tion of Labor. Bishop-elect Haas recalled the impetus given to organization of labor through the Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII in 1891 and traced the major difficulties which the A. F. of L. has surmounted in its 63- Fear history. Then. he asked: "Where shall the American Fed- eration of Labor finds itself on its seventieth birthday? What al- legiance will it hold from Ameri -! can working men and women? Will it be a select organization, chosen bY some limited measurement or vorthiness to join it? Or will it have a broad base upon which can stand in dignity and strength American workmen of any race, of any creed or any color? Strikes in World War I In comparison of experiences of the trade union movement during World War I and the present War, Bishop-elect Haas recalled that ;when President Wilson called upon A. F. of L. President Samuel Gom- pers for the cooperation of organ- ized labor there were less than 3,000,000 workers. Housing prob- lems were as grave as today, trans- portation problems were worse, he said, and as a result of conditions and labor's inexperience in negoti- ating, there were more strikes dur- ing the two World War I years than in any two years of peace. The let-down in industrial op- pbrtunities and national morale industrial disputes and widespread race riots which came during 1918- 19, in the wake of the return of the World War I soldiers, were recalled by Bishop-elect Haas. He said that the near-destruction of trade unions in 1919 led to the im- posing o non-union wages which shrunk national buying power and limited production. "I believe that.we have learned :from the experience of the last World War. And the roots of that belief lie in the fact that this time ve entered the war with a trade union movement of 12 million workers, loyal to their cause, ex- perienced in negotiation, so power- ful indeed that they could give the edge to the President of the nited States that no interruption would be permitted for the dura- tion. That pledge, with a few wild,cat exceptions, American lab- or has kept," Bishop-elect Haas said. He pointed out that at the con- clusion of this war, one million Colored men in the armed forces of the nation will return and their integration into the economic life of the United States must be ac- complished. In addition these also ;will be tens of thousands of Span- ish-American, Jewish and other soldiers, whose religious convic- tions-are not those of the major- ity. Mt. Carroll MONUMENTS MT. CARROLL GRANITE AND MARBLE WORKS GEO. W. IVEY SONS, Prop=. Workmanship Gtmranteed. All Work Done by Pneumatic Tools and Sand Blast. Prices Right Phone Blue 256 Mr. Carroll, III. e Dixon CHOICE PINES II. 7 ft. high for lawn and windbreak planting Henry Lohse's Nursery Z Miles West of Dixon on Route 330+ Coal-Stokers D. a. RAYMOND s son ORDER COAL HOWl Keep Warm Next Winter Phone 119 716 Briton Ave. "Just as once there existed un- healthy agreements between anti- labor employers and anti-labor workers," he said, "so there exists a danger that some labor organiza- tions and some employers may combine to restrict the rights of the minority group members. Put yourself in the place of such a member of a minority group. Be he Negro or Mexican, Jew or Creedist, he wants his full stature as an American working man, and if he finds organized management and organized labor leagued against him he will in some form revolt. Would you have it other- wise? Would you have the spirit which founded the American Fed- eration of Labor stamped out among great masses of your fel- low-Americans ? Must one-tenth of the people of our country be set aside as a special class, with spe- cial loyalties that are not the loyal- ties of the rest of us?" Bishop-elect Haas reminded that despite the manpower shortage in industry today "there exists an un- tapped pool of willing and skilled S THE i ii i TO BE HONORED BY UNIVERSITY OBSERVER   row, Secu +p+ s '43 Graduates Of Sterling School Scattered Widely When Notre Dame holds its 10Oth commencement on Friday, October 29, three prominent Catholic leaders will receive the honor- ary degree of Doctor of Laws. Two of them are Leo T. Crowley, left, foreign economic administrator of the United States Govern- ment, and Most Rev. William P. O'Connor, right, Bishop of uperior, who will also preach the Baccalaureate sermon. The third to be honored will be Governor Frank Kelly of Michigan.--Photo Features. ference to mothers of young chil- dren, school boys and old men. i THE FIELDHOUSE In The Interest Of Diocesan Sports By A Staff Writer Week's Scores Oct. 10--St. Mary's (Woodstock) 13; Des Plaines 12. Oct. 12--Sterling Community 0; Aquin 0. Oct. 16--Marmion 21; Naper-" ville 7. Oct. 16 -- Woodstock 6; St. Mary's 0. Oct. 17--Aquin 13; Galena 0. Oct. 17--St. Bede 19; St. Tho- mas 0. Oct. 17--Community 13--St. Ed- ward O. Woodstock 6; St. Mary's O An outweighed and out-manned, but neither outgained nor out- fought St. Mary's eleven bowed to their cross-town rivals by the mar- gin of a single touchdown Friday afternoon. An end run from the St. Mary's 20-yard line decided the issue with two minutes to go in the second quarter. Four stubborn goal-line stands by the Blue and White of St. Mary's testified to the spirit of the Irish in the second half. Pat Cooney's accurate pass- es almost evened the score in the final quarter on an advance from St. Mary's eight to the Woodstock 122-yard line. An intercepted pass l at this point ended the only Irish! threat of the game with two min- utes to go. St. Bode 19; St. Thomas 0 St. Bede of Peru continued their winning streak at the expense of the Tommies Sunday afternoon by charging over for three touchdowns in the first quarter. Hackett, the St. Beds fullback, dashed 20 yards off right tackle for the first score. Tieman took a 30-yard pass from Ptak to chalk up the second mark- er. Ptak was on the firing end of another successful touchdown pass to Gorgal for the final score. Jack Clark was the only Tommy ble to break the strong St. Bede line. He got away for 20 yards for the only substantial gain by the Rockfordites. Community 13; St. Edward's 0 A stubborn St. Edward's team bowed to Community of Sterling on the Community field Sunday af- ternoon by a two-touchdown mar- gin. The first score was set up by a ll-yard pass from H. McDonnell to Rogers and a first down on the Elgin five. Saunders took it across just before the first half ended. An intercepted pass by Rogers on the Elgin 47, who raced to the Elgin goal line, gave Community its final points just seconds before the final gun sounded. Aquin 13; Galena 0 , Before the largest crowd of the season, Aquin of Freeport, plunged off tackle and ran the ends over a lighter Galena High eleven to a 13-0 victory on the home field Sunday afternoon. Taking advan- tage of their superior weight, the Aquinites played straight :football ;to put across one touchdown and i forward passed their way to an- "q ,,< other in the first quarter.' Aquin marched to its first touch- down after receiving the opening kickoff. Starting at their own forty, Krogull, Trapp and O'Rourke collaborated in short dashes to :carry the ball to the Galena three, where O'Rourke circled right end for the maricer. O'Rourke's try for the extra point was wide. After Galena had gained a first down on their thirty-seven on the ensuing kick-off, the Bulldogs struck quick- ly again for their second score.: Curran intercepted a Galena pass: on the thirty-eight. An O'Rourke- to-C:emer pass put the ball on the Galena thirteen. Another to Kro- gull was good to the two and Kro- gull crashed through center into pay dirt on the next play. O'Rourke's placement ended the day's scoring. Galena's only threat came in the 4th quarter when a successful pass gained them a first down on the Aquin nine. A plunge off right tackle made three, but a running pass attempt on the next play backfired as O'Rourke stepped in to intercept on the Aquin ten. A sustained drive, in short spurts, found the Aquinites on the way to another touchdown on the Ga- lena twenty-three as the final whistle blew. St. Mary's Imrish, Oct. 10. FREEPORT Miss Mabel Hanley, 62, Dayuville, St. Mary's palish, Oct. 12. STERLING Mrs. Nellie Dick, 65, St. Mary's parish, Oct. 15. j THOMSON Mrm Andrew E. Sheridan, 60, St. Peter's parish, Oct. 17. "It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead." (Mac. XII) War News Good Washiugton.--When Joseph H. Blue, 19, of the U. S. Coast Guard, and Aloysius Blue, 17, of the U. S. Navy, met on the beach of Salerno, they marked the occasion by at- tending Mass and receiving Holy Communion together. It was their second accidental eeting over- seas. The first occurred in North Africa. Coming Week's Games Oct. 22--St. Edward vsl Me- Henry. Oct. 22--Community vs Savanna. Oct. 23--Aquin vs. Mt. Carroll. Oct. 23--Marmion at Belvidere (night). Oct. 24--St. Thomas at Moose- heart. Oct. 24--St. Edward vs. St. Mary. i ROCKFORD Mrs. Vincensina Ingrassia, I$1, 1003 So. Winnebago St., St. Anthony of Yadua I parish, Oct. 13. John Klofvk, 85. 1315 Seminary St., St. Stanislaua parish, Oct. 16. Earl Naill, 60, 1521 No. Church St., St. Peter's parish, Oct. 13. Edward Pritchard, 54, 1032 So. Main St.+ St. Anthony Of Padua parish, Oct. 14. Mrs. Josephine Troy, 65, 8006 Lapey St., St. Edward's parish, Oct. 12. AURORA Mrs. Catherine Carroll 86, $48 West Park Ave., Holy Angels parish. Oct. 17. George F. Powers, 60, 74 So. Broadway, St. Mary's perish, Oct. 13. John Wittry, 83, 747 Liberty St., St. Nicholam parish, Oct. 15. CRYSTAL LAKE Mrs. Elisabeth Mergenthaler, 88, St. Thomas parish, Oct. 15. DAVIS JUNCTION William Dugan, 75, St. Peter's parish, Oct. 8. DIXON Matthew S. Owens. 68, 822 Depot Ave. St. Patrick's parish, Oct. 14. Ml Sarah Lowery, St. Patrlck'e parish, Oct. 16. DURAND Mrs. Ads May Doyle, $$, II$S West Stat St., St. Mary's ]rish, Oct. ML ELGIN Edward J. Dttpgler. 70, 479 Barrett Bt., Sterling--Only four months have elapsed since graduation but the war has scattered the class of '43 of Community high school to the four winds. Eight girls have answered the demand of the government and have entered nurse's training: Mary Ackert, St. Anne hospital, i Chicago; Jean and Joan Conlon, St. Elizabeth hospital, Chicago; ;Louise Reising, Municipal Sanatbr- ium, Rockford; Margaret Kane and Jane Devine, Mercy hospital, Clin- ton, Ia.; Betty O'Brien, Sterling public hospital; and Arlene Mc- Caffery, St. Anthony hospital, Rockford. Ten girls continuing their edu- cation: Esther Mae Stern, Frances O'Malley, Roberta Fitzgerald and Alice McKeel ScovilI schools; Elea- nor Keels and Margery Voek, Clark college, Dubuque, Ia:; Janet Lally, business college, Chicago; Mary Jane O'Connell, Webster college, Webster, Me.; Geraldine Keefe, Rosary college, River Forest; Mar- buerite Franz, Mary Crest col- lege, Davenport, Ia. There are six girls in the busi-' ness world: Virginia Foster, Na- tional Mfg. Co.; Patricia Clark and Margery Hellem, Franz Mfg. Co.; Helen O'Neil and Suzanne McFad- den, Larson Mfg. Co.; Margaret Conlon, clerical position, Chicago. Rita Murphy is staying at home. A number of the boys in the '43 class are serving in the armed forces. They are Anthony Flosi, William Geoffrey, Edward Kent, Ray Matera, Charles Murphy, Rob- err Washenhove, who are in train- ing in various camps. John Ebersole is taking pre- medicine at St. Ambrose college, Davenport, Ia. Richard Froeter is attending Notre Dame university and Edward Conroy is at Sacred Heart seminary, Geneva. Neal Boone is working for the Dieterle Plumbing Co. Three boys are working on the farm fronts: John Giblin, Harmon; Donald Barrel and Aloysius Dieter- le, Sterling. I ROCK FALLS DAIRY Palteutized Dairy Products STERLING P, H. Kaup Phone Main 913 H.N. 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