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Bob Cox reports: St. Edward Wins Over i J St. Mary's, Des Plaines The Green Wave continues to roll. Last Saturday night the True- men took undisputed lead in the N.E.C.C. They made it four straight by downing St. Mary's, 62-52. John Paul of St. Edward's scored 29 points thereby adding another record to the annals of the Elgin~ school. His 29 points set a four year scoring mark. To date he has 1002 points. The frosh-soph outlasted a strong and spirited Maryville team. The score on this one was 42-39. St. Ed's risks their undefeated record this Friday. Joliet Catholic is the host team. Aquin's Bulldogs dropped two Shark Conference games last week. Tuesday, Dec. 9, Marengo took their measure 60-48. The following Friday Harvard's Hornets dropped the Freeport team by a score oz 73-51. Aquin met another conference foe in the St. Thomas tourney at Rockford, Tuesday. Hononegah of Rockton provided the competition. Marmion's Cadets defeated Nap- orville last Saturday on the home court 59-48. The Cadet freshmen- sophomores won the opener 62-42. Both Marmion teams now hold identical records of five victories and two defeats. Jim Byrne paced the Cadet varsity with 24 points on nine field goals and six free tosses. This Saturday, Dec. 20, the Ca- dets play their final game before the Christmas holidays. They trav- el to Palestine for that one. St. Thomas high school took an early lead and held on to defeat St. Procopius of Lisle last Friday. I Nichols Grocery Open 7 Days A Week 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tel. 476 728 E. Stephense~-~Freeport HAVE SOFT WATER In Your Home NO Equipment To Buy No Work To Do $2.50 Per Month Average Cost CulJigon Soft Water Service Co. 407 S. Van Buren Ave., Main 411 Freeport, Illlnois / L I Sold filbd Choko of moths Expands to fit oil wrists. Floral and ,~wn~s.c de,lg,s, a~o~. S|SrS ttfully boxed .... Tax MeL J| tlabert B. Lueche J EWELRY alena UEHREN & FURLONG Furniture and Rugs Chapel Home Ambulance Service Phones, Store 122, NiLe Re8. 70 GALENA, ILLINOIS Warriors. John McDonnell return- ed to the lineup after a bout with the flu. The Warriors reserve strength was too deep and the Comets were downed 58-40. New- man's Grieb had 15 points to lead his teammates. The Shooting Stars suffered a The score read 60-42. Jim Creagan similar fate. They were the victims led the Tommics with 21 points, of Stjrling's Papooses. It was the On Wednesday, St. Thomas met first ~lefeat of the season for Herb North Boone of Capron in their McDonnell's charges. own Pre-Holiday tournament. Eight teams were entered in the tourna- ment' Final games are scheduled M T B aid for Friday, Dec. 19. Consolation aSS 0 e a gets under way at seven p.m. Champinship game is scheduled F P ihB for 8:15. or ar s oys St. Mary's, Woodstock, were the victims of a powerful Central high Jn Armed Forces squad from Burlington---Plato Cen- ter. The Irish dropped a 71-32 de-! Prophetstown---The high Mass cision. Gerry Gibbs was high point sung at St. Catherine's parish man for the Irish. His three field goals and seven free throws made church Sunday morning, Dec. 21, up for more than one-third of St. at 7:30 a.m., at the request of the Mary's score. Altar and Rosary society, will be i Coach Herb McDonnell, head offered for the young men of the football mentor at Newman High, parish serving with the Armed announced 19 grid letter winners Forces of our country. recently. All attended a Lion's club In the afternoon, members of banquet given for football teams of the society will entertain all chil- the Twin Cities. Those earning let- ters were: Bob Bradley, Ned Dew- dren of the parish at a Christmas ey, John Dieterle, Joe Dondero party. The Rev. John W. Vaughn Tom Downie, George Grieb, Bob and two Sisters of Loretto from St. Kay, Rocco Matera, Joe McCue, John McDonnell, John O'Malley, Jerry Shinville, and Paul Vock. All the foregoing are seniors. Juniors receiving letters were: Gall Mangan, Jim McDonald, Mike McGinn, Chuck Santos and Tom Villa. Joe Henry was the only soph- omore to earn his letter. Eddie Evans was awarded a manager's letter. John O'Malley was elected presi- dent of the "C" club. Rocco Matera was named vice-president and Bob Kay secretary-treasurer. Mary's, Sterling, who weekly teach Catechism to the children, will be guests of honor. Members of the December church committee are: Mrs. Her- man Seaholm, Mary O'Brien, Mrs. Ernest Verhulst, Mrs. Ray Newlon, Mrs. Ralph Koehn, Mrs. James Wirth and Mrs. John Wyckhuys. Instead of a Christmas gift ex- change at the last meeting of the society, members brought a gift to be sent for one of the children at St. Vincent's Home in Freeport. Notice The Tournament of Champions annually sponsored by The Ob- server is scheduled in 1953 for the second Sunday of March. An invi- tation for the tournament has been requested from the Newman center at Sterling. It is one of the largest, most modern and certainly the newest basketball floor in the Dio- cese of Rockford. The Altar and Rosary society of St. Ambrose parish, Erie, enter- tained the children of that parish Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14. Greetings Play in the Freeport Parochial League sponsored by Freeport council, Knights of Columbus, opened last Sunday in St. Vincent's gym. In the first games of the 1952-53 season, St. Vincent's de- feated Immanuel Lutheran and St. Joseph's defeated St. Thomas Aqui- nas. The schedule for the season is: Parochial Basketball League 1952-1953 Season December 14th, 1952 St. Vincents--Immanuel Luth- eran--2 p.m. St. Josephs--St. Thomas--3 p.m. December 28th, 1952 St. Josephs--Immanuel Luther- an--2 p.m. St. Marys--St. Thomas--3 p.m. January 4th, 1953 St. Josephs--St. Vincents--2 p.m. St. Marys--Immanuel Lutheran --3 p.m. January llth, 1953 Immanuel Lutheran--St. Thom- as-2 p.m. St. Marys---St. Vincents---3 p.m. January 18th, 1953 St. Vincents---St. Thomas- 2 ).m. St. Marys--St. Josephs--3 p.m. January 25th, 1953 and February Lst, 1953 Play-offs and champion- ship game. Joe Dondero Reports: Newman Bows To Fulton And Sterling Township The Comets dropped an Illowa League contest to the Fulton Steamers 44-35 last Friday. The Steamers outscored the Comets in all but the first quarter. In the fourth stanza the Comets turned cold and tallied four points to Ful- ton's 15. Paul Vock made 11 points before he left the game with fouls. Henry turned in '10 for run- ner up honors in the scoring. The frosh-soph evened the night's score by downing Fulton's Row- boats 60-50. Using the press all night the Shooting Stars checked Fulton scoring effectively. The Rowboats were threatening until the fourth quarter when the Stars turned on the steam. Mart McGinn scored a big 15 points along with a like number by Bill Murphy to lead the Newman squad. The following night the Comets were the guests of Sterling Twp. Maple Park III. Merry Christmas from St. Charles Greetings Richmond III. III. OU]~ $~AY YISrl'OR llA December 21, 1952 The Observer Edition Catho-Chori Club To Hold Dance On Dec. 21 Aurora--The Catho-Chori Club will hold the annual Christmas orchestra dance at the K. of C. club, Sunday, Dec. 21, from 9 to 12 p.m. Marilyn Oros is decoration chairman and Mary Faith Gudden- dorf and Mario Patrize, December activity chairmen. Members are asked to bring canned food for gifts to St. Vinccnt's Home in Free- )art. 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