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:Hits Government Water Policies I" California

, WASHINGTON (NC'-A' nat­ ional Catholic rural life spOke&:. man has sha:rpely criticized 10­ teriw Department policies which he said fav<lr "huge industrial­ bled" farm operations over fam­ ily farms. . Father James L. Vizzard, S.J., director of the Washington of­ fke of the National Catho:ijc Rural Life Conference, singled out for attack a proposed con:­ traet between the gover~ent and the Westlands Water District .In California. He made his oharges befQre a Senate i~ tion and reclamation subcom:­ mittee. , The proposed contract would govern rlistribution of water in the San Luis irrigation and re­ elamation project in southern California's San .Joaquin Valley. Under existing law, water from a federally financed pro­ ject can legally be obtained })Y an individual owner for no more than 160 a~ 3~O acres in ~he case Qf a husband and wife. Owners of excess land, howe'V~, ~ get such, water 'for all t~r land for 10 years if they; si~, a oontract agreeing ~ dispose of the exce~ 'j'and under cOnditions a~ceptable'.'to the Secr~ of the Interior. Cite 'TWo Faeton , But some large landownerS in 1Ihe 'WestlatidS Water District h~ve annou'need 1ihat they" 'wi,ll refuse tociispose of their eXcess land, OppOnents'of the p!'oPoSec1 contract between the govern;:. mentand water distriCt' at- ' tack the pact on the grounds that -such non:"'complying land owners would nevertheless benefit from two factors: irrigamn water would seep through the ground into the underground water tabte and become available to ~; -.d, to the ~xtent ~ eomplying :land owners used irrigation 'W!ll'ter, the underground water wouM become tlvallable aimQ$ exclusiv:eiy to ~ non-ootDPIY­ ing owners. ' "lbe oppo'rien:ts of the' eontraet hav~ argued that the prOposed distribution system Should not be built'until the owners of ex­ eess lands agree to dispose .of fihetn under 1!he -usual oondl~~

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'Dutch ,PJan :ReYision Of Catec:hismTexts 'THE HAGUE {NC}-Dutch Catholics are dropping their 4OO-year-old catechism. in favor of an experimental outline that will be tried in September, in the country'S 2,857 .elementary achQOls. Meanwhile, an entirel" new catechism for adults is being written. ' The traditional Dutch cate­ ebism is basea. on Bwork com­ pleted in 1550 by St. PeterCa,n­ .i8ius, It was revised in 1948, but still came underermcism as being too 'difficult for schooi children, Catecheties itself has been under, fire in Holland for ~eing too abstract and failing te, give meaning to huInan life.

Split Lower Canada

Jesuit P,royince

MONTREAL (NC)-The Low­ er Canada Jesuit Province ,bas been divided into two provinces, one to be based at Montreal and the other at Quebec City. The Montreal Province will include the dioceses of Montreal, .Toliette, Valleyfield,' Sf. Jean; St. Jerome; .st. Hyacinthe, MORt Laurier and Hull. It will, have about 400 members. The Quebec Province will take in the rest of the former French_ language Lower CanadaProv­ I inee, .inclucting .the P.rairies' and Northern 'Ontario. This proy': inee will have, about 400 mem.. bel"a. ,,'

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Two Brunette Scholars Among 'Outstanding' Thurs., July 16, 1964 ,Seniors at Sacred Hearts, Fairhaven Report Includes 'THE ANCHOR -

Two brunette scholars will be among ou tstanding person,alities of the senior claSS at Sacred Hearts Academy, Fairhaven, come September. They're Dale Wingert, president of the National Honor Society and student council secretary; and Rosanna Ventura, honor society vice-president and student council treasurer. There are advantages to being honor students at the Fairhaven school, confide the girls. S1;udents with perfect atten­ dance and an 85 per cent average can skip exams; if your attendance isn't .perfect, but you maintain a 90 per cent average, J'{)u can also skip them. "It sure keeps us coming to school," laughs RGsanna. Dale"is a member of St. Fran­ ~is Xavier parish, Acushnet, where she's active in CYO and Children of Mary. She has one sister and her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wingert. Spapish and biology are her favorite subjects and Spanish ean get a surreptitious workout at the Academy which has a large enrollment of se.D1lritas from Latin America. "They're really supposed to speak En­ glish all the time though, 110 they'll learn it," says Dale. She oopes to go to Boston Col­ lege where she'll maiC?r in ,soci- . ology-if she doesn't change her mind and decide upon nursing school. Other interests include tennis and all sports, glee club membership at ~hool, and tam­ ily camping.· . , 'l'he Wingerts have been campingfo'r seven years and they've traveled to Canada, Maine, Wisconsin and Montaina. Another trip to Canada is on the agenda for this Summer;' "The m'osquitoes are juSt· as big 1:here, though," sighs Dal~. . She's a strong advocate of family trips as opposed to organ­ ized Summer' camps, however. "The regular camps are too scheduled," she m.aintains, say­ ing she prefers a ·relaxed vaea­ tion regime. All theWa,. Through Rosanna, possessor of a pixie .sense of humor, is an SHA girl -through andthl'Ough, having aIt­ ~ded the Fairhaven aeadeniy since' firSt grade day... ' She's an .onlyehild, daughter of :Mr. and :&Irs. Virgil M.· Ventura at· St. Mli..ry'll parish, Fairhaven. ' This Summershe'n be wor'k­ ing with her mother as a factory floorgirI. "She wants me to ap­ preciate the value l>f an educa­ tion," she explains. When asked what she liked best at school she immediately and diplomatically replied, '"The teachers," then added-that fav­ orite subjects are languages and eommercial offerings. Like Dale, she'$ interested in ll.ttending Boston College and also like Dale, ber Inind isn't quite made up as to her future. ";I might be a doctor, or a nuxse or an English teacher,!' ~e

mused. "She has strong leanings towards nursing, however, and thoroughly enjoys the foUf' or .five hours she spends each Friday as a Carmelette, a teen-age vol­ unteer at' Our Lady's Hav.en in F.airhaven. , "I love helping witholdpeo,. pIe," she said. "I don't like to see people suffer." . She's a member of the glee club and dramatic group at SHA and often singS lor the enjoy,:, ment of guests at Our Lady's Haven. ClJ: like to cook," she added. "I like anything-just so it's fOQd." Both girls unite in saying they ,enjoy SHA "because it's a small

FAIRHAVEN SENIORS: Gait Hedon (left) chats with classmates Dale Wingert and Rosanna'Ventura (seated) at Sacred Hearts Academy, Fairhav-en. schooI.'" Both l\.ttend··tt onitehoi,. arsh.ips from iisal~e assi):' ctation. . ,." .school IDstory Quiet and secluded, SHA is in_ deed a small school, and ~ne with a difference. Students seem far :removed from the busy world outside and can COlleen,;, trate fully on studies. ,The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of ,Jesus and Mary who staff the academy bear in mind the simple credo of their foUnd­ er, Countess Henriette, "1 want the children to be happy and to £eelat home with us." . Eight Sisters arrived in Fair­ haven in August, 1908 to found the' Academy. They were the first religious in Fairhaven aIid are still in charge of two pariSh $chools in Fairhaven in addition to their own academy. The Sisters began 'fheir work on the graromarschool level and by 1911 had organized a high achooi. 'In the early years the academy was largely a boarding school but today day nudents predominate. In 1918 a iann adjoining the sohQOI was purchased, extending the campus an entire block. One of the community's par­ ticular devotions is that of the Enthronement of" the Sacred Hearts and this was carried out at the academy in 1918. The Sodality of Our Lady, however, was of even earlier origin, hav­ ingbeen active at 'the school since 1912. Long ·Rours . In the early years, W'hen music; painting a~d need1ewor~ included in the cuiTicu­ 1WIi, school hcitirs e~tended ~ 8:30' .to 4, :followed by stuay periods. Today the hours are ftom "8:15' to 2:30, but students at.e expected' to spend at least three' addltiortal houts on home';;

IsPr.aying, for Peace were

"VATICAN' CITY (NC).:...-Pope Paul :VI;appearing at'his 'win';.. dow 'on Sunday noon to bless the crowd waiting in St. Peter"s squa'I'e, spoke· of the ''painful parts oaf thewOTld scene where peace ,could- be endangered" and said he was prayiDI fOl"peace.

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Church-Related Schools in Bill WASHINGTON (NC) The Senate Labor Committee

has reported the administra­ tion's "war on poverty" bill to the Senate floor after amend­ ing it to permit participa'tion ,by private, non-profit agencies in two of its key programs. Under the amendment, pri­ vate non-pr.ofit agencies, includ­ ing church-related schools, would be authorized to partici­ pate in the measure's work­ training and work-study pio­ grams, envisioned as a plan to give work and expei"ience to young people aged 16 to 21 to increase their employability and to provide· part-time employ';.. ment to enable them to stay ia. a:hool. Like Bouse VerslOIl The measure calls for some 200,000 young people to take part in 1:he work-training pro­ gram. Participation by church:" related schools and other private agencies would be allowed 'so long, as it did not involve youths , in projects for the con~cti~n, operation .or maill'tenance of as mUch of a :&..cility as .is used fOr ~ian purposes. Thearilended Senate bill thus is close to the House version'-of the legislation, which is no", before the Rules Committee. The House bill provides for parti:" cipation of Church-related 'schools and other agencies'in the work-training qnd' work­ stu~y prograID$ provided their projects do not involve the youths in projects on facilities to be used "solely" for sectarjan pur,PG&e&

Permanent Shrine,

for Saint1s Relic

book, Aymerian, reflects the AYLESFORD (NC) 'ltie family name of thecommuility's·· foundress, Countess Henriette skull e>f st. Simon Stock, En.; 'gland's first Carmelite who died Aymer de la Chevalerie. The at the age of nearly 100 in 1265 daughter of a noble ~nch fam­ in Bordeaux, France, will be ity she and her mother were im­ pennamentlyenshrined by Bish_ prisoned during the French rev­ op Cyril Cowderoy of Southwark olution .for having hidden a , in a .new C'hapel of the recently priest. They were ready for exe­ restored 13th century Carmelite eutwn when "by a quirk of fate" aonastery here. they were released. nishop Cowderoy will take This experience determined the relic frama niche in the 1he 70ung countess to ii,ve ber­ self 10 God and she met the Rev. wall of a small chapel in the Father Coudrin who became her cloister 'Where it has been pre­ -spiritual director and with served since 1951 when Arch':' whom she was a co-:founder of bishop - no.w Cardinal - Paul Richaud of BordeauJr brought it the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, which embraces priests back to Aylesford. St. Simon, born near, here in and brothers as well as Sisters. . By 1800 the community came 1165, was a hermit in the Ho,~ Land on Mount Cannel and be,. into formal existence and "today the· scenic town of Fairhaven is (lame the first prie>r' general Of the beneficiary of a ytlung the Carmelites in 1247. eountess who lived through rigors of the French revolution a.od· passed on her spirit of love and dedication to the teaching nuns at Sacred Hearts academy."

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