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PRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1961 C President Kennedy Proclaims‘l Farm-City Week Nov. I7-23 , By Dana C. Jennings Farm-city week this year will be Nov. 17 to 23 as proclaimed by President Kennedy. Farm-city week is designed to give farmers and ranchers a chance to get together with'their city cousins to exchange ideas and views and get a fuller appreciation of each others problems and pos- sibilities. It also helps to promote cooperation between town and country people. i Let City Folks Plan Usually farmers sit back and let the city folks do all the plan- ning. Pull a switch on them this year and plan at least one rural life-centered event at which Christian farm people can ac- quaint town and city folks with the aims and policies of the Na- tional Catholic Rural Life Con- ference. Your national office sug- gests that you have a few short speeches on partnership with God, cooperative bargaining, and per- haps ananalysis and commentary on the section on agriculture in the recent gencyclical of Pope John, Mater et Magistra. Help in Leaflet A leaflet to help you plan is available in small quantities. Write to National Farm Commit- tee, 101 E. Erie street, Chicago and request several copies of “What Every Farmer Should Tell Others.” Also schedule the new 25- minute color movie “Man Enough For The Job" from Farm News Agricultural Information Service, Box 646, Butler, Pa. A big factor in farmers’ plight is the adverse publicity received over these many years. Seize this opportunity to bring the straight facts, within a spiritual frame- work, to your friends and non- friends in town and city. Elect New Officers PROPHETSTOWN Officer elections were held by St. Cath- erine Men’s club the past week. Officers include Phillip Bauer, president; Don Dewey, vice presi- dent; Henry Oberle, secretary; and Dean Dorathy. treasurer. Monthly meetings will be the third Wednesday evening of each month 'in the parish hall, following the perpetual Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. BURGER PHARMACY ' Prescription 7-9 EAST MAIN STREET Phone .IU 4-2385 Specialists 51'. CHARLES 0 Plumbing 0 Heating 0 Air (onditioning (all. PLUMBING ' HEATING t ., AIR CONDITIONING -M00£RNIZAI70N IOO s. FIRST AVENUE ST.CEIARLES..9€e. PHONE JUNO 4-4980 or JUNO 4-498] damper/zit... s 4-H RECOGNITION DAY-The are shown rehearsing for the part of the program they will present Sunday, school at _1 pm. standing (1 to coll and Daniel Mueller; seated REHEARSE FOR 4-H PROGRAM—Members of St. Mary Merry Maids 4-H club will also take part THE OBSERVER Ountry— Christign Living THE REV. CLEMENT P. PETIT Diocese of Rockford Rural Life Director St. Charles Borromeo Parish Hampshire, III. \ Clover Leaves, one of the 4-H clubs at St. Mary school, Freeport, Oct. 29, at St. Mary 1') Thomas Gltchell, Melvin Conter, James Slattery, Thomas Dris- (I to r) David Krogull and Phillip Cali.——(Pittsley Photo) mi in the program Sunday honoring 60 members who have completed their projects during the past year. The University of Illinois Extension service recognizes completed Lunch will be served during intermission and all are invited to attend. Standing (1 to r) on display. Catherine Carlson, Eleanor Rohde, projects, all of which will be Lynn Froehlich, Estella Gerlach and Mary Gitchell; seated, Patricia Collins.—(Pittsley Photo) THE TWO FARMERS Speaking By the Rev. John Geo. Weber This is absolutely disgusting- downright dirty.” “What is, Nick? You sound ready to blast someone to king- dom come.” “I am, Ted. I could just crown that newspaper outfit with a crowbar.” “Not much of a crown, but be- fore you do that tell me what this is all about.” r “Did you read that the baker want to raise the price of bread now, even before the new wheat DELEHANTY EUNERAL HOME Thomas M. Delehunty Friendly — Personal Services. 401 River Lane TR 7-749] 24 Hr. Ambulance Service Oxygen Equipped — Prompt, Efficient Sérvice Loves Park P.O. Box 2043 NEED EXTRA CASH We invite our Catholic friends to call us about becoming a TUPPERWARE Dealer Full or Part Time LeMuy loves Park, Illinois Distributors for Tupperware Home Parties Sales TR 7-4022 Everything .7928 North Second Street JOHNsON MOTORS MFG-ThOmpson— Aluma Craft Bouts Skin Diving Equipment . and Below the Water HARDWARE for Hard Water ED THORNE'S HARDWARE AND MARINE CENTER Open Mon. and Fri. to 8 - Saturdays 8 to for Above Rockford program is in effect?” “Yes, I noticed that. But why get so upset?” “Don’t you see! They blame us for it. Look at the headline: Farmers receive $2.00 for wheat— Price of bread to go up 1c.” “I get your point, Nick.” “I wouldn’t give a snap of my finger about the blame, Ted, if we farmers would get that extra cent a loaf. But you know how much we would get out of i .” “No, I don’t, Nick.” “About 1/12 of the cent would the other 11/12 be for us, and would be for the bakers, etc." “You mean that is true?” “Absolutely. I have the figures to prove it?’ “But why he crowning the press people with a crowbar?” EIIIIA N. MATTRESS “SHOP "Dixon’s Fashion Center” 124 Galena Avenue Dixon, Illinois AT 4-8341 RUBY R. MATTRESS, Owner Cunningham Service General Auto Repairing Automatic Transmissions 1312 EAST MAIN Phone JU 44655 115 INDIANA STREET Phone .IU 4-358] ST. CHARLES of Social Justice “Because they could have the “We want to be sure and point Same information I got and Print out that we don’t deny the bakers It m their newspaper' Instead and processors a fair return on the make it und like to game... so we are their investment, but let’s have a “I agree with you, Nick Let’s true picture in the press of the 'go over tomorrow and talk to new” them.” “Sounds good. After all, we all “Right. If we farmers don’t are citizens of this good country speak up for ourselves, nobody of ours. We must all work to- else will.” gether for social justice.” l 01x0”... Area’s Largest Displays SIMMONS Bedding KROEHLER Furniture AMES FURNITURE CO. DIXON "Insurance Exclusively” DIXON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING KEN MALL AGENCY PHONES OFC. AT 2-81’74 RES. AT 4-7071 MANHATTAN CAFE "For Your Uptown Dining” CAHILL’S Electric Shop. Inc. 0 Westinghouse Appliances O Amano Refrigerator: 8: Freezers O Electrical Contracting 8: Repair . . . In Air-Conditioned Comfort Open 6:30 A. M.—I A. M. Daily (Except Monday) I 15 Galena AT 3-8041 PHONE: AT 4-0011 2I3 West First Street DIXON, ILLINOIS Dixon the Rural Life Page Msgr. Luigi Ligutti PAGE 7 Receives CAIP Peace Award for I96I WASHINGTON (NC) —- Msgr. the Christian principles of justice Luigi G. Ligutti, Church leader in and charity in international life, rural life affairs, has been will be presented to the rural at— selected to receive the 1961‘Peace fairs leader here Oct. 28. Award of the Catholic Association Msgr. Ligutti was selected for for International Peace. the honor in recognition of his The award, made annually to an work with the National Catholic American whose outstanding Rural Life Conference and his achievements have helped further successful communication with CROSSROADS COMMENTS Return TO' Giving By Rev. Edward W. O’Rourke During recent years there has been a vigorous (and, methinks, commendable) effort to put Christ back in Christmas. Is there not need also to put giving back in thanksgiving? True, gratitude can be ex- pressed in words. But, if the words are accompanied by action, a deeper appreciation is mani- fested. Noy. 23 is a national thanks- giving day. \President Kennedy asks all US citizens to join him in thanking Almighty God for a bountiful harvest and countless other blessings received during the past year. Express Gratitude This great nation has an op- portunity to express its gratitude in a very practical way. We have an abundance of food exceeding our foreseeable needs. Mean- while, millions of people in the developing nations are suffering from hunger and malnutrition. Our Food For Peace program offers channels through which we can send food to those who need it most. Public Law 480 which au- thorizes this program has been extended for another year. An amendment added to this law last year makes it possible for us to use our surplus foods as capital to strengthen the agricul- ture and industry of emerging na- tions. For example, workmen in Tunisia receive two-thirds of their daily pay in cash from their own government and the other third in food donated by the United States. In Latin America there are several land reforms in progress. Feed grain, donated by the US government, is made available to families beginning to farm so they can start a livestock program. Food Overseas A program of this sort brings that it will enter the black market or be used for political purposes. Food For Peace The Food For Peace program is potentially one of the greatest humanitarian efforts ever made. But it must be expanded and in- tensified if it is to attain its full stature. The best way to improve the Food For Peace program is by expanding the activities of the voluntary agencies. They could increase their programs 10 times if they were given the facilities which are possible under Public Law 480. You can do your part by con- tacting your senators and con- gressmen. Tell them that you fav- or the expansion of the Food For Peace program. Urge them to ex- plore, the possibilities of greater participation in that program by the voluntary agencies. Thanksgiving Day is an ap- propriate time to renew our ef- forts to eliminate hunger from the world. Then. we as individuals and as a nation can thank Al- mighty God with greater sincerity and fervor. Let us put the giving back in thanksgiving. food to our brothers overseas. It does more. It helps them help themselves. It hastens the day when they 'will produce adequate amounts of food and manufac- tured goods. Then they will no longer be dependent upon our contributions. They will enter in- to trade with us and other nations; they will take their rightful place within the family of nations. Voluntary agencies such as Catholic Relief Services have con- tributed greatly to the success of the Food For Peace program. Catholic Relief Services maintains field offices in 58 nations recein ing our food. When food is distri- buted through the voluntary agencies, there is little danger Collaborators Back in the 16th century, the great architect, Michelangelo, di— rected the remodeling of St. Peter cathedral in Rome. Thousands of workmen were engaged in this project. A visitor approached one such workman and asked, “What are you doing?” The workman replied, “I am hammering on a rock.” The visitor directed the same question to another workman and received a very different reply. “I,” said the second workman, “am helping Michelangelo build St; Peter cathedral.” Many a farmer labors and sweats and struggles without see- ing the true meaning of his ef- forts. He thinks much like the workman who considered his work a mere hammering on a rock. 0n the other hand, a truly Christian farmer looks upon his grain and livestock, his fruits and vegetables—not as just so many commodities, but as food 'for God‘s children. He is not just digging in dirt. He is collaborat- ing. with God and nature in a YCA Halloween Dance ROCKFORD A Halloween “Hard Times” dance and carni- val will be held in Verdi Hall by the Young Catholic Adults of the city Sunday, Oct. 29, from 8 pm. to midnight. Music for dancing will be provided by the Perry Long combo. LEO noble calling. BRENNAN CATTLE CO. Stacker and Feeder Cattle available at all times. We Specialize In Northwestern Cattle YARDS AT LANARK, ILLINOIS Bob Brennan, Mgr. HY 3-2300 — KIRKLAND, ILLINOIS Milt Brennan, Mgr. 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During the last 24 years he has served as president, executive secretary, executive director and director for international affairs of the NCRLC, the vision and activities of which were broadened by his efforts. Since 1949 he has been the permanent observer for the Holy Seexat the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture organization. He has conducted surveys and insti- tutes on rural life problems in Latin America, Europe and the Near East under auspices of the US. Government and Catholic ' Church agencies. Msgr. Ligutti served in 1948 as a member of the commission for Catholic Relief Services—NCWC, which visited Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Bel- gium, and England and mapped Income Tax Service 204 East Third Street YOUR FAMILY DEPARTMENT STORE See Our Selection of New Fall Clothing For Every Member of the Family STERLING AND DIXON Save Time . . . Save Steps . . . Save Money the successful program of aid to displaced persons. Est. 1932 J. 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