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Sunday, October 26, 1941  THE OBSERVER 1 _ :i Alumnae Homecoming Brings Maurice Leahy To Madonna As Guest Speaker Auror..Maurice Leahy, Irish-Catholic lecturer and writer, will address the Alumnae at the homecoming gather- ing next Sunday, Oct. 26. His talk will center upon "Francis Thompson and His Hound of Heaven." Dorothy Ann Kramer, Alumnae homecoming chairman, has arranged the day's schedule: Registration and Get-To- gether, 2::10 p.m.; Entertainment, a one-act play, 3:30 p.m.; Lunch- 8:15 p.m. on the second Monday con, 4 p.m.; Benediction of the of each month. A Catholic lectur- :Most Blessed Sacrament, 4:40 p. ll., and Mr. Leahy's lecture, 5 p.m. Mr. Leahy recently opened the Cathedral Forum's 1941-42 season by delivering a talk on "Catholic Literature and Catholic Living." Ills lecture was followed by an open forum under his own con- duct!on. The Cathedral Open Forum has been established to help its mem- bers find the answer to the per- plexing problems confronting the average Catholic. Meetings are hehl in the Grand Ballroom of the :Knickerbocker hotel, Chicago, at 750 hltend Party At Mercy Hospital Aurora.  ()ver seven hundred and fifty patrons of St. Joseph :Mercy Hospital attended the an- nual card party and fruit shower sponsored by the hospital auxiliary last Wednesday evening in the in- stitution's auditorium. A large committee was assisted by the officers of the auxiliary, :Mrs. M. M. Watkins, president; :Mrs. Albert Kelley of Batavia vice president; Mrs. F. B. Tares- her, second vice president; Mrs. Bert E. Jones, secretary; Mrs. Francis Tighe, treasurer; Mrs. Walter J. Ruddy, social chairman; Mrs.'Edward J. Freeman, program chairman, aml Mrs. Elmer A. lIermes, chairman of publicity. The Sisters of Mercy desire to express their sincere appreciation to all who aided in making this year's party a success. SHABBONA II III Elevator W. H. HERRMANN Shobbona, Illinois GRAINS AND SEEDS OTTO E. SCHMIDT GENERAL MERCHANDISE Phone 64 Richelieu Fancy Groceries WALNUT I W. F. BLACK FARMS GENUINE PFISTER HYBRIDS WALNUT . ILLINOIS er. of prominence, and one who is a leader in Catholic thought, is selected to speak at each assembly and Mauriee Leahy was honored by opening this year's session. "This is by no means Mr. Leahy's initial appearance at Madorma. On December ]l, 1940 he spoke here on "Life and Letters in England and h'eland." The Madonna Alum- nae also sponsored this lecture. Card Party, Bake Sale Set For October 29 Aurora.--One of the big events to be hehl this fall is the card party and bake sale sponsored by members of St. Anne's Sodality of St. Nicholas church Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, in the parish hall. Mrs. J. Galvin is chairman for the card party. Her committee in- cludes Mrs. Wm. Assell, Mrs. John Hankes, Mrs. Cornelius Fiehtel, Mrs. Peter Linden, Mrs. Leon Schuler and the officers of the or- ganization, Mrs. Nicholas Lech, Private Charities Seen As Essential To U. S. Welfare Continued from Page 1, News Sec. post-war tasks three steps are necessary for labor unions, Father McEntegart said. "Individual members should drop their apathy and participate actively and in- telligently in all the affairs of their local unions. Capable lead- ers should be selected and trained in the new approach to settling disputes. And both locals and leaders shouhl plan their action in conformity with the welfare of all the people, realizing that where there is a right, there is a car- responding duty." Urging that plans be "laid now for a national back-to-the-land movement based on sound land ettlement principles" to avoid the "serious crisis" that otherwise will follow the war, Father McEnteg- president, Mrs. Fred We!s, secre- tary, aud Mrs. Harry Modaff, trea- surer. There will be a prize for each table and several door prizes. Mrs. F'ank Hess is chairman of the bake sale. She will be assisted by Mrs. Elbert Evens, Mrs. Frank Grommes, Mrs. Herman Jaccord Mrs. Frank Wooster, Mrs. Frank Kramer, Mrs. J. Amhre and Mrs. B. Kotheiser. In the Path at Christ In Far-Flung Lands Address correspondence to Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. J. Conron, 1245 N. Court street, Rockford, IlL, diocesan director of Propagation of Faith Society. / MISSION NEWS BRIEFS WUPING, CHINA: The Prefec- ture of Tingchow, in which Wu- ping is located, promises bright hopes for the future in spiritual matters but little in the way of material comfort, judging from the following statement just received from Msgr. Egbert Pelzer. "I have been forced to prohibit :he use of any but the barest necessities in every one of my mission stations since we have only enough to keep body and soul to- gether for two months. After that only God knows what will happen to us!" KUMBAKONAM, INDIA. There is a large leper hospital located in this busy city, and, according to the superioress, Mother Xavier Joseph, the number of in-patients increases daily. However these new arrivals create added prob- lems for the good religious. "The non-importation of rice from Burma and ]ndo China," writes Mother Xavier Joseph, "has crest-I ed a shortage which has sent prices sky-rocketing just as the added number of patients necessitates much larger purchases of this  great essential of the Indian diet." VRYHEID, SOUTH .AFRICA. i "Notwithstanding the war our mission work is slowly going on," writes Bishop Thomas Spreiter, O. S.B., Vicar Apostolic of Eshowe, Zululand. "Five of our priests have been interned but the remaining twenty-five continue to work for the salvation of souls and the gov- " RELIGIOUS GOODS - - - GIFTS DIXON FLORAL SHOP FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS STATUARY * SICK CALL SETS * CRUCIFIXES ernment recognizes us as loyal citizens." Did you forget to make your mission offering last Sunday, Oc- tober 19th? If so, it is not too late! Merely enclose your gift in an en- velope and forward it to the local director of the society for the prop- agation of the Faith. He will see that 40% of your gift is used for home mission work, 9% for the Apostolate in the Far East and 51% for missions in every other section of the world. WIFE BUYER There's a little gray-bearded man in the Bathurst Islands in Australia who has a very unusual hobby-- buying wives[ This has been go- ing on for twenty-three years and he now claims a total of 121. The man is Monsignor Francis Gaell Roman Catholic Administrator of Port Darwin. The following :ex- plains his apparently strange ,hob- by. One day in 1914 an old aborigi- nal came to the mission and 'le- manded his wife who was only ten years of age. A woman of the island 'is married before she is even born and this child-wife had asked for help from Monsignor Gaell. Being powerless to stop the transaction because of the na- tive law, the girl left with the old man only to return a few days later with a spear wound in her thigh and the angry husband and his tribe close at her heels. Something had to be done! The idea suddenly oceured to Monsignor Gaell that he lerhaps could buy her. Spread- intr out a heap of trade goods-- knives, flour and tobacco--he prop- ositioned the irate husband. The deal was made and soon smoke signals sent word around that he was a wife buyer. Applications DIXON, ILLINOIS PHONE 107 117 EAST FIRST ST. DIXON Coal-Stokers D. B. RAYMOND & SON AUTHORIZED DEALER Iron Fireman Automatic Coal Burner Phone 119 716 Brinton Ave. Nursery FOR QUALITY NURSERY STOCK AND COMPLETE LANDSCAPE SERVICE See HENRY LOHSE NURSERY Two Miles West of Dixon on Lords Hilt DIXON FRUIT CO. If It Grows, We Have It Dist. BUDWEISER King of Bottle Beer DIXON, ILLINOIS Observer Advertiser= Merit Your Patronage Because They Heip Make This Paper Po:sibe were plentiful! "I have been buying wives for twenty-three years," Monsignor Gaell writes, "and I believe I have more than anyone in t h- world. My total up to a few weeks ago was 141, twenty of whom have died, and each of which cost me two pounds in goods." A THANK YOU FROM CHINA Have you ever made an offering for the ransom of a Chinese baby and then sat back to wonder what happened to your money ? If such is the case the following extract from a letter written in Foochow by Sister Presentation may serve as an answer: "Many thanks for the offerin which you sent us. It came just in time, for this morning a baby was picked up at 4 a. m. at our gate. She is now clean, war, and well fed--a tiny baptized Chinese who will be supported by your gener- osity." lrt said the defense program has aggravated such problems of rural life as "vanishing ownership, com- mercial large-scale farming, lack of education for the land and the flight of youth to the cities" which ah'eady "constitutes a major na- tional danger." Discussing national needs in public health, he said: - "Competent observers h a v e pointed out the inadequacy of hos- pital and clinical facilities" iu many sections of the country. Their stu- dies have revealed the great num- bers of people suffering from mal- nutrition and chronic illnesses, and many preventable deaths that oc- cur, particularly among mothers, and the unhealthy influence of bad housing in both city and rural areas." "Nor may we close our e,es to the problems which confront our youth," he continued. "The lense of our country and its v..; future depeml on our young men !and young women. We must see :to it that they have adequate op- portunities for sotmd education and for moral and spiritual growth. Beyond that, they need the opportunity to train for and to secure real jobs in which they can earu their own living." Iowa Priest Helps Stop Smallpox Epidemic In China New York, N. Y., Oct. 23. Skillful aid rendered by the Ray. Mark A. Churchill of Mason City, Iowa, forestalled a smallpox epi- demic which recently threatened the entire Loting Valley of South China. "Thanks to the Relief Commit- tee in Hongkong," writes Father Churchill, "we received in time a good supply of smallpox vaccine. Our Maryknoll dispensary is crowded every day, and as soon as word is passed around that we now have fresh vaccine, we will be swamped with requests for im- munization. "Besides the dispensary in Lok- ing, we have also set up a vaccin- ation station in 6ur little chapel- shop at Taiping, On market days, in each of these places, over a hun- dred applicants have applied for the serum. A number of Chinese 'doctors' have also been wccinating those in need, but unfortunately the serum they use is too old to be effective. "Although the danger of epl- demie has passed," continues Father Churchill, "there are still some victims of the disease, and we are doing everything possible to vaccinate the remainder of the opulation." Father Churchill has been in China since 1927 as a Maryknoll missioner. He is the son of Martin F. Churchill of 425 Ninth Street S.E. Two of his brothers are also )riests, the Rev. Urban F. (hurch- ill and the Ray. Francis Churchill, both of the Dubuque Diocese. K. Of C. To Have Hallowe'en Party Rocheile.--Roehelle council, No. 1035, Knights of Columbus, will sponsor a Halloween party for members only Thursday evening, Oct. 30, at the Rochelle Country club. Music will be furnished by the Salvador Dance Band from Rockford. Will Hold Halloweren Card Pafly t00t. 30 St. Charles.--The members of St. Patrick's Mothers' Club have completed plans for a public Hal- lowe'en card party to be held in the church basement Thursday evening October 30. Weddings ROCKFORD Mit;s. Ma,'y Domoskt and Prim CnsaTen, hath of Roekf,)rd, by the Ray. Father Alml- ilnarl. O.M.C., (,f St. StaltishLUs KoMka church, OcL 18. AURORA Miss ],.uisc lIerrmann of Aurorn snd lau) I)orwciler )f Wvst ]h.nd, la., hy the Ray. John Vaughn of Holy Angels chnrch, Oct. 15. Miss Katherine llltli and Walt,r Draudt, both of Aurora, by the Itev. Walter Less- man of St. Mary's church, Oct. 11. DEKALn Miss Mary E. }lrown of Chicago and George A. ]tempe, Jr., of DeEalb by the ItL Rev. Msgr. Franct Rcmpe of Hi. Clemcnt' church, Chicago. (Jet. 17. Miss Algene Cornish aud Donald A. nnase, both of DeKalb, by the Rev. J.mes Burke of St. Mary'. church, Oct. 18. : EI,GIN Miss Anna ,tis,,le and Alan Fitzsim- mon. both of Elgin, hy tbc Rev. L. C. Prendcrgast of St, Laurence church, Oct. 18. Miss Marie Westerman and Pau| Langan, both of Elgin, hy the Very Rev. Msgr. A. A. Heinzlcr of St. Jos(,ph'. church, Oct. 18. FREEPORT Miss I,uille nangasser and T.aVerne Schleich, both of Freevort. I,y the Rev. N. J. nerg of St. ,hmeph's church. Oct. IS. Miss Callsta McDermott of Epworth. In., and John Seeker of Freeport hy the Rev. Wm. Holuh of St. John's church, Epwortlb la.. Oct. 18. Miss Huzel McDermott ,)f Epwortb, Ta., and Jnn,s E. Wtmtls of Freeport by the Rev. Win. H,dnh of St. John's church, EI worth la., Oct. ]8. Mis Marie H(ihde of Freeport and 3ullan N. Zahany nf Barbcrton. O., by the Rev. N. J. Berg of St. Jusepb's c'hurch, Oct. 16. MARENGO Miss Marion Flemmlng and Cliffor Burke, lmth of Marengn. by the Rev. D. O'Connell of Sacred Heart church, Oct. 18. ST. CHARLES Miss Frances Barkowakl and Peter Mot- isc, both of SL Charles, hy the Rev. R. Jo Cnrse of St. Patrick's church. OCt. 15. STERLING Misq Helen Louise McGava of Sterlinf and David Held of Dixon by the Rev John T. Smith of St. Mary'a church, Oct. 18. BATAVIA i I Photographs of Dictinctlon . . Lund's Photo Service Tel. 2549 83 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Ill. Funeral Director GLENN S. CRANE Telephone 1487 Estob 1882 FURNITURE Floor Coverings Wollpapa" ST. CHARLES Service Russell C. Norris MORTICIAN "Personal Attention" Ambulance Phone St Lumber M. A. Joshel & Bros. Incorporated Coal, Feed and Grain Phones: St. Charles 444-445 Coal, Ice W. H. Parker & Son ST. CHARLES COAL & ICE CO. Not Inc. " Phone St. Charles 57 Yard Office: I lth Avenue and Great Westn Tracks COAL, ICE and WOOD Weight Quality Service Plumbing R. L. WAGNER Silent Automatic Oil IBumert IRON FIREMAN STOKERS Office 549 -- Phones -- Res. 152 II E. Main Street ROCHELLE II HECTOR CARON, Contractor coo.,.G. .G,NEEn,,.,G HEATING Telephone 421 421 S. Third Street Rochelle, Ill. 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