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December 30, 1951     The Observer
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Best Citizen Of The Year Dixon Honors Leo Malach As Outstanding Resident Who is Dixon's best citizen the year? Who by public spirited- ness, sung or unsung, has contri- buted most to Dixon's community life during 19517 In response to these questions, Dixon residents, named as the man of the year Leo Malach, 62 of St. Patrick's parish, Dixon. On Dec. 1, The Dixon Evening Telegraph began a "Best Citizens" poll. Readers were asked to give careful thought to the above ques- tions, make their nomination and give their reasons. As the ,entries came in, the list took on the cam- ~,lexion of a Who's Who in Dixon. eaders in business, industries and the professions were named. Sand- wiched among them was the name of Leo Malach--a driver on the city bus lines. His name was first entered by an elderly lady who said: "He is courteous, congenial, sympathetic and loyal. He is always under- standing, never says an unkind word." The block print letters of two eight-year old boys summed up the small fry's view. One said: "He is good to us kids;" the other, with an air of finality, felt he gave a good and sufficient reason when he merely noted: "I ride his bus." The concensus of adult opinion was that Leo Malach was a "real gent- leman." As the voting progressed, the Telegraph carefully guarded the results. They did not want any one to be influenced into voting for the leader. They wanted a true picture. When the final tabulations were made, Malach was far ahead of the others in the field of 30 nomi- nees. The recipient and his wife, Agnes, will be honored guests at a dinner tendered by the Dixon Tele- graph. An appropriate plaque will be presented to him at that time. In addition he will receive numer- ous gifts from Dixon merchants. Sharing the joy with their parents are four children: Aralee of Chi- cago, Joan and Robert of Cham- paign and John, who lives in Wis- consin. In the words of their pastor, the Rev. Thomas S. Green, "The Malachs are a thoroughly good Catholic family--quiet and steady. The kind who form the nucleus of every parish." 81-Year-Old Bishop Doing Forced Labor; 15 Priests Killed London --(NC)---Bishop Augus- tine Pacha of Timisoara, Rumania, who has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, is again doing forced labor on construction of the Dan- ube-Black Sea canal, accordin$ to a Vatican Radio broadcast heard here. Bishop Pacha is now 81 years of age. He had been imprisoned for a 'long time before his "trial" earlier this year. Reports receiv- ed here before the "trial" had star- ed that he was then doing forced labor on the canal project. The Vatican Radio broadcast added that there are 37 Catholic priests now forced to work on the canal. Fifteen priests have al- ready died as a result of forced labor there, it stated. H EATI NG HOME APPLIANCES Rochelle, Illinois Double .Cross Providence, R. I. ~-Twice 12 is usually 24, but not on the high seas. Father Edwin J. McCabe, local Moryknoll Missioner, was ex- pelled from Chino by the Com- munists this year. Coming back to the United States he crossed the International Dote Line on June 11, which was the 12th an- niversary of his ordination to the priesthood. However, the follow- ing day also was June 11. If twice 12 mode 24 in this case, he would be able to celebrate his Silver Jubilee next year. L. M. DINGES Meats Cold and Fresh PHONE 99 Sublette, Illinois 150 Catholic Students Make Pilgrimage To Scene Of Martyrdom In Tokyo Tokyo--(NC)--About 150 Cath- olic students of Tokyo universities took part in the first group pil- grimage to the spot in south Tokyo where two foreign priests, a Jap- anese lay Brother and more than 30 Japanese members of the Cath- olic laity were burned at the stake in 1623. It is hoped that this pil- grimage may become an annual event. With lighted candles adding solemnity to the scene in the gath- ering darkness, the students re- cited their prayers and listened to a four-voice hymn sung by the seminarians of Tokyo Inter-Di- ocesan Seminary. The Rev. Hubert Schweitzer, S.J., preached "a ser- mon. An historical account of the martyrdom was read by a student of the history department of Tokyo Catholic University. Included among the martyrs put to death were Father Jerome de Angelis, a Jesuit; Father Francis Galvez, a Franciscan, and Brother Simon Empo, also a Jesuit. An- other was a Mr. Hara (Hara Mon- de), who was chief of the water works department of the city, and, as a govelmment official, was pun- ished specially by'having his hands cut off before being put to death. Radio Award Sister Mary St. Clara, B.V.M., (above) chairman of the Home Economics Department of Clarke College, Dubuque, and Station WKBB, is the winner of the Me- Call's Magazine 1951 Award for the radio (or television) execu-. tire performing the greatest pub- lic service to women. (NC Photos) Montreal Prelate Named Grand Cross Knight Of Order Of Holy Sepulcher Montreal --(NC)-- Archbishop Paul Emile Leger of Montreal has been named a Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher. The same honor has been conferred on J. Hubert Biermans of Montreal. Promoted to Commanders of the same order were Gaston Gal architect of Montreal; Josel Trudeau, industrialist of C mont; and Aquila E. Dehauffe, Out- remont businessman. Named Knights were Joseph Ale- pin, merchant of Verdun; Joseph Amedee Bonneau, industrialist of Outremont; Laurcnt Dubois, Indus- trialist of Montreal; Joseph Ame- dee Gagnon, Verdun merchant; Roger Lacoste, lawyer, of Outre- mont; C. E. Lavigne, Montneal in- surance agent; Alexandre Therien, master printer of Montreal. ! The appointments were announc- I | i " *AND NOW-- A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS..." OUR SUNDAY VISITOR 5A December 30, 1951 The Observer Edition Ministers Warn Against Infiltration Manila, P.I.--(NC)--Commun- ist infiltration among pastors and congregations throughout the world has made so much headway that the Christian Church is threatened "tremendously." Two international Protestant leaders agreed on this at a regional conference of the International Council of Christian Churches held here. Dr. Carl McIntire, president of the Council, said the situation in the United States has become so serious that Congress listed some Protestant church leaders with known communist leanings as "subversive." Dr. Fred C. Schwarz of Austra- lia, a member of the international affairs committee of the I.C.C.C., said the battle against communism should be more of Christianity's rather than democracy's. The threat to Christianity is greater, he said, because the communists deny the existence of God and Jesus Christ. The state churches that the communists had establish- ed in countries they control were intended not to give the people the freedom to worship, but to enslave them and eventually destroy them, he said. ed here by L. Emile Grothe, Lieu- tenant of the Order, and followed word from His Eminence Nicola Cardinal Canali, of the Vatican Curia, Grand Master of the Order. Gifts And Bequests The Diocese of Rockford will gratefully accept gifts and lega- cies from benevolent persons who desire to make on acknowledg- ment of God's goodness to them. Gifts to the Diocese will be used for Saint Vincent's Home for Children and Saint Joseph's Home for the Aged, for the education of worthy young men to the Priest- hood, for works of charity in an ever-broadening field, and for the support of religion in tho needy areas at the Diocese. Bequests of the Diocese should be made in the legal title: "John J. Boylan, Catholic Bishop of Rock- ford." Bequests to on individual parish should be made in the above title but with a directive stating that the bequest be administered for the benefit of the parish. Dean McCarthy Named Washington--(NC)--As the first step in an extensive television pro- gram envisioned by the National Council of Catholic Men, Dean McCarthy has been named assistant television program manager of the NCCM, it has been announced by Martin H. Work, NCCM executive secretary. The NCCM now is engaged in the program of "Frontiers of Faith," the National Broadcasting Company's religious television feature, and contemplates an ex- panded program of TV operations. O GORAL BROS. ROOFING CO. I ALL TYPES OF ROOFING m BUILT UP ROOFS A SPECIALTY ASPHALT TILE FLOORS 117 W. Third St. Office Tel. 1283 Res. Tel. 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