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4m " " TCh h p The Observer EditionNovember 952 Archbishop htttty Reports ore , ,orty o ov l,+o+,tl: 'T " " t' IT " "ities St. V ~n~ ~ noon, the high school boys went urnlnq oln o Respons bd tnc ..... out to open the hunting season. "- ~ " -- 1A l sr" Like a skirmish line they swept from E R E E ~onfinued from page lg'~TTIr#Iw~ the field from end to end but saw IRl#,~[tr U~' ~h ~ whi ......... men ,i v~.~..-s L~ nary a bird. Two rabbits jumped V~ ~|~k I~{ [~|| ~U tlcn may Keep ~,#uu,tmv out but everyone was so surprised . unuer arms ear many years; numer- that they went bouncing away with- Washington --(NC)-- The year ants in other organizations. Such ous problems in the field of edu- out harm. j 1952 marked a turning point in a movement has done much to pro- cation, including legislation affect- ---- the fmld of Cathohc youth work mote mternat onal goodwill. ~ ..... ~ ........ ,^~ +.^+.^..~ .... f~ Sunday, Nov. 16 is the regular]in the United States, Archbishop Ar~hbi~ho~ Mitt-" said .... .-s ..... - .... ~l,i,~,~, ~ ....... ?:.-" meeting of St. Vincent's Frater- John J. Mitty of San Francisco, ep- tional Ne'wmVan CluYb Fonort:t~"~a: Catholic agitations; released-tlme mty, Third Order of St. Francls. iscopal chalrman of the Youth De- "~ainin~ const~ntl~, in -resti,~e" rehgmus mstruetmn and Bib e At .ceremonies in the chapel, 3:30 partment of the N.C.W.C. de- H~ reverted that 538 Ne~manTtes reading, programs in the public p m, one new member will be re- clared in his annual report to the - ....... . . ............. attended the natmnal conventmn schools; ~mmlgratmn m Rs varmus cetveu ant1 some oI tne oloer mem msnops oi ~ne coumry " in Portsmouth, N.H., in September, aspects; questions raised in the ~L With the favorable weather, work on reconstruction of the barns at St. Vincent's farm is near- ing completion. Much of Mr. Mc- Gurk's time is being devoted to visitors who wish to see the pro- gress made on the buildings. They are designed for what is described in dairy circles as "loose housing." For many years, dairy cattle had been kept in stanchions through the winter months. Modern meth- ods of housing cattle now permit them freedom of movement. Mr. McGurk gave a great deal of time to study before accepting plans for the new buildings. The bed- cling area is now completed. The milking parlor which adjoins the bedding barn to the north is under roof and should be ready for use next week. The feed barn to the east is also completed. Between the bedding barn and the feed barn is a large concrete area that will permit the cattle to have out- door sunshine and air when weath- er permits. The machine shed across the road is complete with the exception of the bin for oats storage. Schroeder Steel Buildings of Mount Carroll had the general con- tract. Their courtesy and cooper- ation gave reality to the plans that had been made. Mr. Feller and Mr. Frankenfield of St. Vineent's staff aided Mr. McGurk with the plumbing. Mr. GitcheU did the electrical work. The painting was done by James Groshans and Roy Backer. Mr. Diepenbrock was the superintendent of construction. Early last summer, the Stephen- son County Sportsman's Club gave 25 pheasants to the older boys. They were released in the south ARMIN L. PRIEWE TEL. 455 Priewe's Flower Shop OMPLLrTE FLORAL SERVICE 127 Soutk Main St. STOCKTON, ILLINOIS PETERSON'S FURNITURE STORE A Complete Line of HOME FURNISHINGS 115 North Main Street Tel. 1"/ Stockton, Illinois Hotze Feed & Oil Co. Northwestern Illinois Largest Acme Feed Dealer Tel. 105 Stockton Stockton Motor Co. Your Chevrolet & Buick Dealer Tel. 238 Stockton, Illinois bers professed. Ioint Statement Continued from page 1A ~gainst any racial or religious groups. The climate of opinion was totally opposed to bigotry and demonstrated that our American citizenry cherishes the religious ideal of the brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of God. We are proud of these things, and of the fact that those who speak for religion have demonstrated their concern for the welfare of our entire citizenry. The statement said it was true that unwarranted accusations and counter-accusations cropped up in the heat of the campaign, but it declared that "it is extremely dif- ficult to avoid this temptation, sincd it is obviously necessary to condemn genuine instances of in- tolerant speech or conduct." "Unjustified charges of bigotry and misguided appeals to partic-I ular groups can be eliminated only l by considerable public education,"i the statement said, adding: . "Civic organizations andfair| election campaign committees in l many communities contributed to the rejection of bigotry. We l urge religious and civic insti- tutions to continue this pro- cess of public education, to the end that our nation, while contin- uing to enjoy frank political dis- cussion, may conduct election cam- paigns on a constantly higher lev- el of honesty, dignity and fairness We look forward to the time when all campaigns, inclu.ding state and local, will be conducted on the high plane that was set by the presidential candidates of 1952." B'sh Continued from page IA explained by a man who had worked with the Reds as "mass graves." The Reds had begun kill- ing prisoners wholesale on October 11. I found two men who had been prisoners and had escaped death. They had seen no foreigners since the previous year. Weeks later scraps of evidence turned up indicating that the Reds held some of the missionaries with other foreigners in two school houses outside, and in one inside, the city. These prisoners were ap- parently sent north by train in two or three groups in September and early October. Some, including priests, spent part of one night in the Pyongyang prison before de- parture for their northern desti- nation believed to be Manpojin near the Manchurian border. It Is impossible to say who was in these groups. Usual Answer During the first weeks of the armistice talks in July 1951, I hand~ ed North Korean communist offi- cial a letter addressed to General Nam II, the senior Red delegate, asking information about these prisoners on humanitarian grounds. He answered with the usual cam- munist assertion that nobody is penalized for religion. He said he would make inquiries for me if he "had time." Six months later, in spite of re- peated reminders, nothing further had come from him. I also asked communist corres- pondents at Kaesong and Panmun- jam. At length, in December 1951, I got an admission.from them that "some missionaries with other civilians were in a camp," appar- ently near Pyongyang. They had been brought back from the north. I wondered how many had survived the hardships of the communist prison camp. On December 13, the armistice delegation of the U. N. Command gave the communists a list of foreign civilians known to have been taken prisoners and demand- ed information on them. On January 25 of this year, 19 "With the establishment of the National Council of Catholic Youth and its unanimous acceptance by the Hierarchy, clergy and laity throughout the United States," Archbishop Mitty said, "one might observe that Catholic Youth has reached its maturity." He added that in February the Council in- augurated a monthly magazine, Vision, which will "help in the formation of an intelligent, think- ing, informed and apostolic young Catholic laity." Archbishop Mitty reported that the National Federation of Cath- olic College Students now em- braces the entire United States, is affiliated with Pax Romana and during the past year "established much closer ties with the world famous C a t h o 1 i c intellectual group." "One of the principal services to the students in the Federation," Archbishop Mitty said, "is the Travel Program that is sponsored by its Overseas Service Program. Low-cost education-tours to Eur- ope have . . . given our students an opportunity to meet with stud- Mr. And Mrs. E. Springer Mark Silver Anniversary Freeport ~ In observance of their silver wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Springer, of St. Mary's parish, attended Mass in St. Mary s church, Friday morn- ing, Nov. 7. In the evening a sur- prise party was given for the couple in Knights of Columbus hall by their daughter Nancy. Some 300 relatives and friends were present to offer congratula- tions and best wishes to the jubi- larians. Elmer Springer and the former Eileen Boland were married Nov. 7, 1927, in St. Mary s church, Free- port. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Charles F. Conley officiated. The Spring- ers have two daughters, Nancy and Billie. Aquin Fall Festival To Be Held This Saturday Freeport--It's entertainment for the whole family at the Aquin Fall Festival to be held Saturday even- ing, Nov. 15. Festivities will get underway at 8 p.m. The committees have arranged something to appeal to every mem- ber of the family--fish pond and movies for the children, dancing for everyone, aud games and cards. Lunch will be served in the school cafeteria. There will be a fancy work booth and baked goods for sale. months after these non-combatants were seized in violation of all in- ternational law and humane prac- tice, the Reds published a list of those they admitted holding. Bishop Byrne's name was not in- cluded. Neither were the names of 22 other Catholic missionaries ta- ken by the Reds. Among the un- named were 12 Paris Foreign m~s- sioners, seven Columbans, includ- ing Monsignor Brennan, and three nuns. Father Booth was listed. It is already established that three of the Columbans were kiUed by the Reds, Fathers Anthony Collier, Patrick Reilly and James Maginn, a priest of Butte, Mont. At the last Panmunjom meeting, Alan Winnington, reporter for the British (communist) Daily Worker, said again he could tell me nothing about missionary captives. Both partial and negative answers have been given now to at which the theme was, "The In- formed Catholic." The cordial relations which have existed between the Catholic Boy and Girl Scouts and the Youth Department were "very much in evidence during the past year," Archbishop Mitty declared. He said that under the direction of their respective national chaplains, both fields of taxation, television and radio, censorship, indecent litera- ture and numerous other topics were among the matters which came within the concern of the N.C.W.C. in the last 12 months. Archbishop Keough made special reference to "the peculiar situa- tion" of Yugoslavia "in the present groups "have advanced splendidly poht~cal' " and military alignmentSr "" --particularly in the work of spir-and the policy of our gave nmenL itualizing the scouting program.' .... Persecution of the Church in that R^....,~,... ,~^ ~ .... ,~,,, ,,~ ,~ nation gets worse," the Archbishop ~"'""s -,= .................. said, "ye~" American ai~o increases Natmnal Cathohc Camping Asso- , ......... ............... i anu znere nas oeen neeu to mms~ clauon at ~ne r~auonai tsatnol c ....... ..... t ~'i inn "i in repea~eoly tnaz our government ~omerence nelu a u nc at 1 ............. i ....must not either overlook or con- 9DI, /~.rcnolsnop Mltty sa u zna~ ......... i "h done the flagrant wolatmns of ~ms newes~ assoclauon n ~ e~ ........ r " numan ngnts m mac cont y service of Catholic youth is the realization of the long-standing The Chairmen of the Adminis-. work and desires of Catholic lead- trative Board announced to his ers in the field of education and fellow Bishops that the Hierarchy camping." 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III wm serve you we:, I "- upen IJOlly sumed, is the direct responsibility I I III I of the communists---whether they [I 11| FAVOR THEM with va~ [ killed him outright or let him dieII o,... n ..a.. oc|, Ill "--+ I of hardship in captivity. And it isll ................ I11 .... I his gain. ' ~ I~ \ f