St Marys Wochner donation of bell 10 Oct 1948

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The last remaining church bells in all Bloomington to peal the Angelus at 6 a. m., at noon, and 6 p. m. the great old bells in St. Mary's Catholic church are not headed for silence and the melting pot as have hundreds of other Bloomington church bells that once rocked the air. Instead, a project is in the making now by the brown-robed brown-robed brown-robed Franciscan priests of this small, stone German-Catholic German-Catholic German-Catholic German-Catholic church built in 18S7, to make sure St. Marv's bells will ring lor years yet. The Rev. Fr. Aloys Schweitzer, th" present priest-pastor, priest-pastor, priest-pastor, has announced announced that St. Mary's bells are to be wired for electric control. At a cost of about $1,800, a bell firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, will come to Bloomington in about 30 days to change the bells from a hand mechanism, pulled by great ropes dropping from the 170 foot belfry, to a push-button push-button push-button affair like a light switch. 'It would be a pity to take them drrwn now," said the big 6 feet priest of St. Mary's this week. WHETHER OK NOT it s good news for the west side folks, who we have been waking up to the 6 a. m. bell since birth, the project project has been a good thing for the church. In the old days, it was a BONG. BONG. Bong." because they lost little "Francis." the baby bell. The great rope that drops from the "Francis" bell apparent ly broke. And with the shift of priests over the years "Francis was forgotten. It was just discovered recently recently when the priests climbed uu the narrow, winding little stairs that lead to the seldom-visited seldom-visited seldom-visited belfry to test the bells for mod ernizing. "Here's a little one we didn't know we had,' It's only on important occasions like Christmas that they set Mary's clapper going. It takes two men on the rope. Ana it wakes up the whole neignborhood." Fr. Aloys said. When wired, the bells will operate operate a series of switches. They can be run separately, or all four at once. And the Angelus will ring auto matically, without the janitor rousing out of bed at 6 a. m every morning to swing on the ropes. An electric clock will be set for 6 a. m. for 12 noon and 6 p. m. -iney -iney can start setting their watcnes by the Angelus bell out here again," the priest said. Hospital Notes Brokaw. Patients admitted: Judson Lush er, 008 West Willow street. Normal, Normal, orthopedic Lester Schultze, 404 North Roosevelt avenue; Mrs. Elmer Keith, 416 North Madison street: Ronald Moore. Chenoa; Miss Lelia Owens, Urbana; Mrs! Jacob Hess. 15 Broadway place, medical. Mrs. Lawrence Meyer. 511 East Front street, surgical! Patients dismissed: Allen Brock, 1318 South Koch street; Erwin Trover. 612U F.nst WacKin-n,, WacKin-n,, WacKin-n,, said Fr. Alovs.! street- street- Mrs Jomoc 'Do'-,- 'Do'-,- 'Do'-,- 'Do'-,- i.7 pointing to where the 250 pound? worth; Miss Janet Rae ' Murrav" A 1 s : t j;i(iGliT. Serkled by birds and weathered 1 -Mary", -Mary", the 1S00 pound bell. KeT. Fr. Aloys Schweitzer reads letterings. . . v.;. - "; CS ( ( if .. i s w.1 " ! ! r " -'Aw -'Aw 11 -ys''l -ys''l i ' ' . y -if -if -J. -J. - . j , ... : .. 4 , f w ( THE IT TrarKis" the xmallr-t xmallr-t xmallr-t hr!L It a forrnttMi for j ear after rope broke In belfry. It rich ZuO pound. OUir.sT I the 10A4 fmnnd Ull. rat la !!. a4 ie4 fr Si- Si- Man' rbarrh. br the jri-w-nt jri-w-nt jri-w-nt jri-w-nt jri-w-nt I!t Iftt. bell, the smallest of them all swayed in a corner of the belfrv. .Robes and all. Fr. Aloys made the unsteady climb up the stairs. squeezing through the small ItV Janitor to the windy perch where the bells hang. And while he found "Francis" on the first trip up, this time Fr. Aloys made another valuable discovery. He found the names inscribed on the be? is. COMING I P through the belfry belfry floor, the first bell seen is a gigantic 1S0O pound bell, the! biggest of them all. 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Al read the inscription inscription on "Mary." "Bells are one of the very sacred sacred and important parts "cf a church," he said. "Dedicating the bUs is about like baptism for a; child. The bells are blessed by! the bishop and each is given a name." Also, on the big bell, is the name "Francis Xavier Wochner Sr." donor of the bells, FE. ALOYS said the expert who investigated the bells for wiring reported that the giant old tollers could not be replaced today. They contain an ingredient of tin no longer available for bells. They're toned for harmony, regardless regardless cf how they're rung. tor years now, the janitor has medical. Mrs. Harold Rhodes, Downs: Walter Stilie, Ellsworth, surgical Patients dismissed: Mrs. Brittle Moran. 204 North Allm street: Mrs. Thomas Holmes. 811 North Roosevelt avenue: Mrs. Ben Gay, Midland. Tex.: Mrs. Frank Jabba. 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Clipped from The Pantagraph10 Oct 1948, SunPage 28

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)10 Oct 1948, SunPage 28
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