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Senior Class At St. Edward's Presents 'Father O/Bride' Elgin--Stanley Banks is just a normal individual who has always thought of a wedding as a simple .ittle get-together, which usually sults in two people becoming However, as the cast car- ries on through the play, one sees him change to a bewildered and befogged wreck as he watches the rise of "The Greatest Show on Earth" and the fall of his bank ac- count• The "Father of the Bride," a comedy in three acts, is based on Edward Streeter's novel• It is pre- sented in St. Edward's auditorium the evenings of Nov. 14 and 16 at 8:15 p. m. The "Father of the Bride" will be played by Tom Kay, his daught- er and the bride-to-be, is Louanne Sehmitz. Michael Mitchell is the groom, Carol Sprinker, Wayne Sehofield, Ida I~one, Betty Ost- dick, Pat Leonard, Connie Spol- urn, Rosie Cirrincione, Donna Fitz- gerald, Lowell Reinert, Russell Flares and Edward Plato complete the cast. Stage settings are being design- ed and built by Shop class mem- bers, Earl Conro, William Beck- man, Kenneth Aniballu, Paul Mi- chalski and Ronald Karsten. The make-up and costuming of the play will be under the direction of Ei- leen McNichol. 'Santa Workshop' To Be Held In Batavia Batavia--"Santa's Workshop" conducted by the ladies of Holy Cross parish opens at 11 a.m., Thurs- day, Nov. 20, in the Legion hall. One of the booths will exhibit for sale Christmas tree skirts, holiday Scramble Supper Nov. 25 bibs and aprons, sparkle-trimmed gifts and deorations. Viewing the display are (left to right): Mrs. James Hogan, chairman, Mrs. Walter Stephano, ST., Mrs. John Segrave, Mrs. Joseph Stumm, Mrs. John Dixon--On Tuesday, Nov. 25, Albright, Mrs. Lloyd Kautz, Mrs. Bernard Shoo, and Mrs. Bert L. Johnson• From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Catholic Woman's Club of luncheon is served• Sale opens at 2 p.m. Shoppers may refresh themselves at tea tables until 5 p.m. Dixon will hold the regular meet- At 8 p.m. the card party begins with prizes arranged under a Christmas tree. The climax of the evening ing in St. Anne's church hall. will be presentation of the dolls prepared by members of the Altar and Rosary society for "Santa's Hostesses for the scramble supper Workshop" in 1952-53. Puerto Rican Bishop Says... Funeral Services will be mothers of fifth and sixth grade pupils at St. Mary's school• Mrs. Quentin Prather will speak on education and home life in New Zealand, her former home. arva Catholics Who Voted For.. p opul r Party Closed To Sp,r,tual I Elgin C.D.A. To Help St. Edward High School Library Fund In 1953 Elgin--Court Elgin 1195, Cath. olic Daughters of America, at the last meeting unanimously decided that in 1952-53 the library fund of St. Edward's high school will pro- fit from their activities. During the coming year, particu- lar interest will be taken by the members in the Friendly Neighbor organization of Elgin. This organi- zation visits and welcomes new Catholic families to the city. They assist the families to become ac- quainted in the parish and notify the pastors of new arrivals in their parishes. Mary Whipple gave an interest. ing and humorous account at the last meeting of Elgin C.D. of A. of her trip abroad in the summer of 1951. Announcement was made that a White Elephant sale will feature the Nov. 25 meeting. Gilts And Bequests The Diocese at Rockford will gratefully accept gifts and lega- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make an acknowledg- ment of God's goodness to them. Gifts to the Diocese will be used for Saint Vincent's Home tar Children and Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, fo, the education of worthy young men to the Priest- hood, for works of charity in on ever-broadening field, and for the support of religion in the needy areas at the Diocese. Bequests of the Diocese should be mode in the legal title: "John J 8oylan, Catholic Bishop of Rock- ford." Bequests to an individual parish should be mode in the above title but with a directive stating that the bequest be administe,ed for the benefit of the parish. Held For Joseph C. Forst [ I% ' ,. Ill ~ | I" . Elgin--Funeral services forthe --,--I JERRV. ,,11 uamage it has ,ausea .oumry ....... ..... I tar of St. Agnes parish, Ashland, II ~d~,~A~, I 1--'1 SERVING---Cow'n, Hnl, a.. Po#a, I[ San Juan, Puerto Rico--(NC>--[in the Island• The total count was Wis., took place Thursday morn-El ~~i,;i;i,,."W-~;k I l Grove. Rlchmond,.Ge. noaand IjCatholic voters who helped to[427,821 votes for the Populars; / .nren,o ,. ,,,,.o,, I[bring about the victory of the [124,701 for the Independents; lag, Nov. 13, at St. Augustine's[I PHOt4*E DUNDEE ~lSR2 I / Wnlworth, Sharon, Clinton and I[ Popular Democratic Party in the 184,000 for the Statehood group; and church, Chicago. Father Forst [I GILBERTS. ILL I Genoa C,ty in Wis¢onson Puerto / -,- 2s - "~ ......RD I[ Rico general elections chose [21,845 for the Socialists. ............... to close their eyes to the "spiritual t A number of prominent Catholics was one of a family of six to era- I damage" which the party has cans-[said they voted for the Popular brace the religious life. Sister M.[--~ I |led the country• i Party and Governor Munoz despite .Engelberta of St. Joseph's hospit-I II • • i I your Self Serve Store|[ So declared Bishop James [the government's birth control and ceased. I ~ I | y I | I P| In =P~anl@ JIMcManus of Ponce, who had pre. lsterilization activities and its secu- al, Elgin, is a sister of the de-] i a, ~ g I (' " " I I rULllU[~ ~ []viously denounced the Populars [because ~the other part'es do n0,t' The Very Rev. Eligius Weir, O.-I I II for encoura~in~ nolicies contrary IPromise aoosffion of mese policies. F.M., provincial of the order, wasl. I Ben Franklin Store []to Catholie'~teael~ing and urged|They.added that they were voting celebrant of the Mass and deliver, II . . . e v im lemenrs I ........... , livoters to back only candidates who I.tar .me yopulars, .oecause melr ed the sermon. Th Re . Adrianll P ~, ~, uororny fultonl~arvo~, , n o I n I -- "ilwould defend the rights of religion ]nanulin.g of t e p litica,,.scams.a u Fischer, O.F.M., was arch priest.l! A. J ZI rQ '~ and urotect moralitv economic program was De~er man _ .I BiShop McManus'-statement was/larization of the public schools, The Rev. Philip Koehler, O.F.M.,II .......... , . . . • ,, deacon and the Rev. Oliver K -II CASE TRACTORS I CALVIN S ilm reply to one m which Governor/those of the other p arUes.. . mick O.F.M., subdeacon• Inter-llTel 3220 Virgil, Illinol. | IPI...--J---J ©----- "---- I/Luis Munoz Marin, Popular Party]. more .man "l~,uuu voters cast ment was made in Friar cemetery, II "~,,~, u.,-u,~nv I ,~[unuuru ~ervm~,u I/ candidate, who was re-elected for/Dauo~s In suppor~ of ~wo United Mayslake, IlL . ii .............. I STANLEY CALVIN I/a four-vear term had charaed him I States Congress amendments to the Aries Tires and Tira Repo|r$ " " " ' " ° recentl a roved Puerto Rlcan" l Washia- a.d eeasi--l] wlth ~mproperly trying to persuade l y pp Father Forst died Monday morn-l--~ Complet~e Auto Servi¢'~Catholics not to support his ~rouu I Constitution. I .utoA,,.,,.,... II Bisho" M~. .... ,-f~,t ~h~r~" ~'nl One of the amendments intended ing, Nov. 10, in St. Joseph hos-J a~_ --II ' pital here. He was ordained June [ ~k.L ~" it_ ~ =.l ~. Harvaed IllinoisTELEPHONE 770 *" .................. ~>~" , I • • I ' Ila leaflet that the Popular Partys;to protect.r.e.l.~glous schools.called 28, 1910, in St. Agnes church, I Jte t, lldIl~ " I policy had been so opposed to the zor .an ann|anal ueciarauon to Ashland, Wis. I I • i[ Catholic life of the people that ,,if S, ectlon 5.of Article 11, which read~ After ordination, Father Forstl, I t, ~ ~ ~ • •. ~ ar,e "a~ it were to be considered by itself lns[ruczlon In me elememary ann ¥ I l- 1-1~A I il"Ni ~P" , ., , I lethe Blshon w,mla h~v- a~k,~d Cath- secondary schools shall be free and was pastor of St. Agnes church[| Fish -- Sea Foods I Your Certified Sroce,y I I olics net"to vote for the* narty's shall be compulsory in the elemen- for six years and then served/ I W.J. NICHOLS I Formerly Strains |l candidates - tory schools to the extent permitted for two years at a Cleveland, O., [ I i TEL. 280-281 II The Bishop's leaflet actually was by the .facilities of the State." The church. From 1919 to 1928 he was[I WHOLESALE AND 1 48 AYER ST HARVARD ILL l]intended to be made public on the aeclarauon to oe aaueu was as at Holy Trinity church-in Dubuque, lI t~,e'r,v,..r,.~M*~ ¢,,...,c. I " ' i/Sunday following the elections, but zo~,}ows: ...... In., and was then transferred toll ....................... I ;/the proof sheets were stolen from t=ompulsory atcenuanee at ele- St. Francis Retreat House at Mays-]l P.O. Box 189- St. Charles • ,/the printing shop by someone who mentary public, schools to the lake (Hinsdale) from 1932 to 1937.]1 I I] brought them to leading news- emem permitzea ny me zaciiides ox He returned briefly to Dubuque in}. I SHIELDS OIL CO. l/papers, which published the the State as.herein providedsha!l 1937 and then was back in Mays-tl Pin|bin- B~sho m nt r ma r 1 nor De conszrueu as appncame ~o • p s state e p e tu e y, " 1 enta time he returned to Ashland, wis./i R. L WAGNER i Skelly Products IJwithout his authorization those who receivede em ry lake until July of 1951. At that/I = I .......... I/ When his statement appeared in education in schools established Other members of his family in|| Silent Automatic Oil Burners I _ ..., I/print, Bishop McManus explained under non-governmental auspices." religious orders, all Franciscans,/[ IRON FIREMAN STOKERS I Rt. 14 HARVARD Phone =~ lithe circumstances and denounced me secona amenamem was m-:are Sister Huberta, an instructor]l Office S49---Fhones~Res. 1S2 I I/what-hetermed an attempt to make tended .to clarify the proviso that of nursing at St. Joseph hospital,]l.112 East Main St. ~! chean nolitie~ any zurmer meal amenament to me Joliet, mother house of the order;/ -- ~[ At-~a'Holv-'Name rally a few Constitution should not contradict Sister Adelgundis, stationed at Sac-l, "~ | ..... Ir .... li~ Richort M~Manus had the agreement which allowed red Heart hospital, Garrett, Ind.,[l McCORNACK OIL CO illllno~lAA la's~e'hO~a~i~ol'~cs'not~o"voteforun. Puerto Rico to draft its own as a medical technologist; Sisterii Distributors " I~UllUt=11~ lworthy candidates. His reference charter. AaUgU~ta. superior atSt. JosephJl TEXACO PETROLEUM PROOU¢,S i was to those favoring anti-Catholic ~ p oc al scnooz, earl wayne, mudl Station, Located at .................. [ideas or activities. In his leaflet, Oregon CDA Receive Sister Clara of the Poor Clare or-ll GENEVA .... eX VlA I T(]M KI LLY M()TI[]R% I/ he made it clear that his statements .orporare' " .ommunlon*" • der is a missionary stationed in/I ST CHARLES I ....... " ........ 11 had nothing to do with politics as Brazil. A nephew, the Rev. Philip lI We. Main =Is East Main --=- ln~..a.. A .~ ..... ~. e..~.. A.a l[ such, but were inspired by the need Oregon --- The Catholic Daugh- Koehler, O.F.M., is pastor of St.| l Ill _..~.~.... ~.,~.n,,. I/of protecting Catholic doctrine and ters of Court Oregon No. 1337 re- John's church in Joliet. i ,~FI _ fferv,¢e _ uoag_e I rucKs/.. I] morality, ceived corporate Holy Communion i l East Main 5trent, Dundee, III. I] The majority of the candidates in St. Marys here last Sunday. Other survivors are two sisters, l[ . ST. CHARLES | Telephone 19 I]in the elections were Masons, Pro- They attended 8:30 Mass which Mrs. Theresa Koehler of Chicago/iDRY GOODS STORE ~|testants or Catholics of a purely was offered for deceased mem-and Mrs. Adele Herbert, Fort]l 16 E. Main St. St. Charles, Ill. ~/nominal type• Besides the Popular bers. Wayne, Ind.; and five brothers, I PETITTI FOOD MART IJParty, they belonged to the Inde- Under the guidance of the Rev. [John Forst, Detroit, Mich.; Joseph, l[ PHONE 2137 I ......... I/pendent, Statehood, and Socialist A. M. Kreckel, pastor, the Oregon]Henry and Albert, all of Chicago, Dry Goods, I~dies' Apparel and,ce Mean rangy ~rocerles i -- I]Parties. Court has shown a steady gr'owthland Frank, St. Petersburg, Fla. Men's Furnishings o,~d Shoes | And Vegetables |i The Popular Party scored a in numbers and scope of its activ-I May he rest in peace. I "Everything for the toble" []sweeping victory, in which all of ity. They take a special interest] ........ I 103 W Main St Dundee lilts 23 Senatorial and House candi- in diocesan charities while enter-I ......... ~vovemoer ~o, 2~oz I Ph'o,es" 400"~01 [] dates were elected. The party also ing wholeheartedly in parochial[ -The Observer Edition | " ilcarried all 76 municipal councilsand civic affairs, l OUR SUNDAY VISITOR 3A