Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 11, 1963 · Page 13
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 13

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, July 11, 1963
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Rebutting 100 Years St. Patrick's Parish Centennial Celebration Recalls Building of 4 Q' Railroad in Galesburg By LEO SULLIVAN The link between St, Patrick's Parish, which Sunday begins its Cent e tt n i a I Celebration, ; and the Burlington Railroad is closer than just the proximity of the railroad's mainline passenger tracks to the 100-year-old church, as » pictured in the centennial drawing by Hiland H. Clay of the Gales- b u r g Register - Mail staff. Early history of Illinois recorded that settlers first traveled waterways as they moved into this part of the country. Later,' the advent of railroads brought the start of development of the inland areas. With Galesburg as a point along one of the early rail routes, there was an influx of settlers here. Many of these were from Ireland, which had experienced a famine in the late 1840's. The building of the railroad brought large numbers of Catholics to the community and they were among those who had a part in the construction of this new transportation system and then were active in its mahitenance and operation. Employed By Carrier Within the boundaries of St. Patrick's Parish, down through the years, have resided a sizable segment of the personnel engaged in operation of the trains, both trainmen and enginemen, yard crews and workers, freight house employes, roundhouse, car shops, tie plant, clerical and other employes at the railroad station, and some of the Burlington's supervisory and official personnel. Located on South Academy Street, just north of Third Street, the church is only a short distance from the tracks over which east-west passenger trains travel and which also are used for switching operations in connection with the freight house, the stockyards and the industrial plants in the west and southwest part of the city. As he pictured the early type railroad locomotive, which now has given way to diesel power, Clay also pictured ano'ther form of transportation which long since has given way to progress. He has pictured a couple driving by the church in a horse-drawn wagon. Umbrellas, which now come into use mainly when there is rainfall, had a more general use in the earlier days as they also served as protection from the sun's rays during rides in uncovered vehicles as well as while walking. Recall Day Long Gone Days long gone by will be recalled for the older parishioners as well as members of the previous generation throughout the city by the sack of flour carried in the wagon. Baking bread was on the regular schedule, at least once a week, for housewives in past days and flour came in 48- pound cloth sacks instead of the more common 5 and 10-pound present day packaging. The sacks were not discarded as are present containers. They were "bleached" and utilized for practical purp.oses, either as dish towels or in the making of intimate apparel for the girl or girls in the family. The original church structure of brick still stands, but both its exterior and interior appearances have been changed. Several years ago, the exterior' was given a finish of concrete, designed in the form of blocks, while in 1955 the task of completely remodeling the interior of the church was undertaken. The Centennial Celebration opens Sunday at 11 a.m. with Solemn High Mass in the church, at which The Most Rev. John B. Franz. Bishop of Peoria, will preside and deliver the sermon. A dinner for the clergy will follow the Mass.. The weeklong observance includes activities on three evenings, each starting at 7 o'clock. Children's Night will be held Monday in the all-purpose room of St. Joseph's School, where on Wednesday evening a pageant and concert will be presented, Open house will be held at the church on Friday evening. Bringing the observance to a close Sunday, July 21, will be Solemn High Mass at II o'clock and a dinnerama at 5:30 p.m. at Harbor Lights Supper Club, A souvenir brochure depicting the parish history has been prepared for distribution as part of the centennial. Qalesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1963 SEC. 2 PAGE 13 Jack Kearns Laid to Rest MIAMI (UPI) — Jack (Doc) Kearns, the man who gave boxing the million-dollar gate, was buried here Wednesday. His longtime friend and greatest pupil, "Manassa Mauler" Jack Dempsey, helped carry the body to the grave.- During a long and colorful career, the 80-year-old Kearns made eight world champions, including Dempsey. He once estimated he had made and spent more than $26 million during his life. About 100 friends and associates gathered for the simple services. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Prep Gridder Wins Chicago District Golf CRYSTAL LAKE, 111. (AP) Wednesday at the 6,450-yard Crystal Lake Country Club. Robert Zender of Skokic, a Purdue junior, was runner up with a 72 for 219. Third went to Billy Lee of Dolton with 73-222. Larry „, ,, Furlong of Joliet took fourth with Sherman Finger III, 19-ycar-old 73.226 former Evanston High School football quarterback, rules as the j Chicago District Golf Association's junior champion. It's not a new title to the Southern California sophomore- just another gem in his crown that includes the CDGA 1959 Boys title and the 1961 CDGA Junior and Illinois Jaycee championships. Finger fired a closing one-under-par 71 for a 54-hole total of 218 to win his newest honor Knox County FAIR July 29. Aug. 3 FOR INFORMATION Call 289-9215 Why Ride a HONDA? It's your personalized 2-wheel transportation. It's economical to buy and economical to operate. It's easy to park and easy to get around traffic. It's a practical hobby and for every day use. It's fun for the whole family. Parts and Service are. available and reasonable. 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