Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 9, 1971 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, January 9, 1971
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\o financial reports filed by area diocese By BILL LHOTKA Telegraph Staff Writer The sprawling Catholic diocese of Springfielfl, which Last of series Includes the Telegraph area within its jurisdiction, files no financial reports on its wealth, its assets or its liabilities. The Springfield diocese was one of several throughout the country that was criticized by the National Association of Layman (NAL) for failure to disclose its financial status. In a report released six weeks ago, NAL, a group of Catholic laymen who arc attempting to determine the wealth of the Catholic Church in the United Staes, said ha the Springfield diocese was diocese," NAL's report said. Joseph O'Donoghue, NAL'* New York director, said three letters were sent to the unresponsive to queries on its diocese but NAL received no financial condition. "No one is empowered to speak for the bishop of Springfield, .111., and he chooses not to speak on the financial status of his Snow roller in Minnesota Thomas Patrek, Minneapolis, observes a "snow roller" on the ice of Wirth Lake. Rollers sometimes develop when snow, moist enough to be cohesive, is picked up by the wind and rolled until it becomes too large or the terrain is too level for it to be propelled further. (AP Wirephoto) Kentucky mountain miner turns preacher on Sunday HYDEN, Ky, (AP) — Six days a week Robert Combs puts on his miner's hat and goes underground at the Finley Coal Co. On the seventh, he preaches at two churches. The routine was broken last week when an explosion ripped through the mine and killed 38 men. For the past five years, Combs had preached at the Short Creek Baptist church near Hyd'eti and at the Flat Creek Baptist church in neighboring Clay County. There is no salary at either church—with a normal attendance of 20 to 30 each—but Combs says one congregation . "takes up a collection to pay for my gas. Usually $3 to $5 a Sunday." Combs was off duty and on his way to a hospital to visit the sick when he heard of • the Finley mine disaster last week. He headed for the mine and joined the futile search for survivors. Crawling around on his dark, searching vith his lamp, he body of a "I can see 'em recalled. Combs stayed at gave up for Sunday, and at the funeral of one victim, one of the 28 victims he knew. "I just read the obituary," said Combs, who preaches the •"Bible word for word. He said he also tries to live by it. Combs, 37, went into the mines when he was 16 and accidents are nothing new to him. . On a salary of $195 a week, he supports his wife and six children. They live in a five- eyeg aj]d ^ „ h(J seryices room frame house with bath, telephone and color television. Food is plain but plentiful. He quit school while in the eighth grade and considers that his greatest mistake. Had he continued, he said, he would have . become an ordained minister and "wouldn't be mining coal six days a week." reply. "We called the diocese and were told that no one could talk except the bishop and he chose not to," O'Donoghue told the Telegraph. The Springfield diocese stretches as far west as Quincy and as far south as Alton. Bishop William O'Connor has been its head since 1948. There are 11 high schools and 66 grade schools in the diocese. Tuition at the schools was increased "slightly" this school year, according to diocesan spokesmen, but the increases were less than other dioceses throughout the state. The Increases were considerably less than the Archdiocese of Chicago where the average per semester tuition climbed from $100 to $150 for grade school students and from $375 to $450 for high school students. A family with two children in grade school and one -in high school, for example, is paying $1,500 per year for their children's Catholic education. The Chicago archdiocese is leading the fight for "parocaid" but was criticized during the last session of the General Assembly for failing to disclose its financial status. Last week, the archdiocese, which is the largest in the world, released a financial report showing assets of $85.5- million including a stock portfolio of $29-million. The report listed real estate holdings "exclusive of parish plants" at $6.5-million — mostly vacant property acquired for future parish sites totalling 922 acres. The archidocesan report was praised in many circles and condemned in others. The Americans United for Separation of Church and State, an organization opposed to "parochaid", said: "the statement is notable in two respects — in what it does not include and in its timing." The group charged that the report was an attempt to persuade Illinois legislators "to force the taxpayers to subsidize their church," and said the report ignored the assets of the 456 parishes in the archdiocese. The separatist organization also said that the report failed to include funds of various agencies within the diocese such as Catholic Charities, private high schools and hospitals. Nixon signs x^ pay hike Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, January 9,1971 A-9 '" measure REV. PETTENGER Missionary to speak Sunday The Rev. Vernon Pettenger, an Assemblies of God missionary to South Africa, will speak at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Northside Assembly of God Church, 4830 N. Alby St., Godfrey. During their past term of missionary service, the Rev. Pettenger and his wife Martha were active in evangelism and establishing churches. During 19 years of service to South Africa, the Pettengers have been instrumental in building 11 national churches and helping with the erection of African Bible College located in Rustenburg. In the past 4%, years, the Rev. Pettenger has channeled most of his ministry into the area of evangelism. He helped supervise the erection of a large evangelistic center in the capital city of Pretoria, which has become the largest church of the denomination in South Africa. ,• The Rev. Pettenger is the son of missionary parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Edgar Pettenger, pioneer missionaries to South Africa. He was born in the Transvaal, received the majority of his education in South Africa, and for seven yea- ;-orked in the prod;. old mines there. , After i....i' marriage, he and his wife, the former Martha du Randt, came to the United States where they graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo. Prior to their missionary appointment under the Assemblies of God, the Pettengers ministered in Missouri and Illinois. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon has signed executive orders granting pay raises totaling $2.2 billion to four million military and civilian employes. The increases will average 7.9 per cent for 2.7 million military personnel, and S.96 for federal white-collar workers. Nixon, at the Western White House in California, also signed Friday a bi!! empowering him to adjust federal pay scales annually to put them in line with private industry wages. Earlier this month he vetoed a bill which would have given a 4 per cent pay hike to 800,000 federal blue- collar employees, e said It would have fed inflation with "costly and unwarranted pay features" and would have meant a cutback in Defense Department employment. Another bill Nixon signed increases pensions for former presidents from $25,000 to $60,000 annually and for ex- president's widows from $10,000 to $20,000. Harry S. Truman and Lyndon Johnson are the only living former chief executives. Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower is the only president's widow entitled to a pension since Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis surrendered her right to the benefit. Chicago teachers vote to strike CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public school teachers voted overwhelmingly Friday to go on strike Tuesday unless the Board of Education makes a 1971 contract offer acceptable to the union's house of representatives. The union has slated a special meeting Monday to examine any contract offers proposed during the negotiations which are expected to continue through the weekend. 5 Nixon visits Catalina President Nixon waves to a crowd in downtown Avar Ion, Santa Catalina Island, Calif, where he made a surprise visit Friday afternoon. Coptering to the Island with the President was his daughter, Trlcia, and Bcbe Rebozo. (AP Wirephoto) Nixon 58 today; celebrates at dinner with relatives SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — President Nixon Is 58 todayi Press Secretory Ronald L. Zicgler told reporters he expected the President, to celebrate the birthday at a quiet Saturday night dinner with Mrs. Nixon, 24-year-old daughter Tricia, and C.G. "Bebe" Rebozo, the family friend from Key Biscayne. Some other presidential relatives from Nixon's native Southern California might join the group, Ziegler said. The chief executive, Tricia and Rebozo went for their second afternoon outing in two days Friday, flying by helicopter some 45 miles to the island of Santa Catalina. On Thursday they had taken a drive around the Orange County countryside near the Nixon's seaside home. Meeting Nixon and his party on the island was Mayor Harvey Cowells, who gave them an 85-minute tour in a borrowed bus. The President stopped twice to chat with young people—once at Avalon High School—and ended his stay by inviting them to troop through Army One—his jet-powered helicopter. In the center of Avalon, Nixon mingled with townspeople of all ages, signing many autographs. Another crowd awaited him on a beach from which his helicopter whisked him back to San Clemente. Meeting with newsmen Friday, Ziegler relayed a caution from Nixon against press speculation about future withdrawals of American troops from South Vietnam and dates as to when the remaining forces might be withdrawn from combat. No decisions along that line have been made, Ziegler quoted Nixon as saying. He said the extent of withdrawals beyond those already announced, which would,bring the troop level down to 284,000 by spring, will be revealed by Nixon in mid-April Ironically, a chief speculator in these realms has been Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird, now In Saigon on a mission intended. to produce a current report, for Nixon on the situation in Indochina, On another matter, Ziegler pointed to 'Friday's official report of a 6 per cent unemployment rate in December — a nine-year high—as underlining and reenforcing a. Nixon decision to turn this year to deficit financing as a means of promoting an expanding economy. ROSEWOOD HEIOHTS ASSEMBLY OF QOD 149 MAYWOOD A Friendly Church Looking Forward to Future Growth and Expansion • Sunday School f i4t a.m. Morning Worship ............ 11:00 a.m. Youth Strvle* . ........ 4:30 p.m. ivmgtlltric Service .......... 7:30 p.m. Peetor Rev. Mike Adftme OAKWOOD CHURCH OP GOD IN CHRIST Sunday School ..... l»:Ma,m. Wonhlp Service 13 p.m. YPWW e:Mp.m. Service Tue. an* Frl. .. aietp.m. Rev. Louis Van Zandt, sr., Pattor THE THAT TRUTH HEALS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE RADIO SERIES • KSD—St. 8:30 a.m. Sunday • WJBM-Ienjoyville 12:45 p.m. Saturday St.FMl'1 Episcopal Church 101. THIRD 465-914f REGULAR SERVICES 9:15 A.M.—Family Eucharist Coffee Hour and Classes 8:00 A.M.—Trinity Chapel Holy Communion Father John Young ' GODFREY CHURCH of CHRIST M12 HUMBERT ROAD PHONE 4JM-4081 Bibfe Classes .......... 9:45 AM Morning Worship .....10:40 AM Evening Worship ...... 6:30 PM Wednesday Evening Bible Class .......... 7:30 PM Attended Nuraery Everyone Welcome 466-0880 — Dob Taylor, Minister Corner of Fourth and Alby Streets, Alton, Illinois • The Ministry Certley Hugh Burroughs, A. Ralph Lynn, M. Glelland Bone MORNING WORSHIP 9:00 A.M. AND 10:30 A.M. CHURCH SCHOOL— 10:30 A.M. Soviets lodge protest over embassy bombing North Side Assembly of God 4816 N. Alby. Godfrey. IU. Robert N. RutledfA, Pastor SUNDAY-. •i30 A.M. Sunday School l»i 45 A.M. Morning Service 7:e*P,M. Eveetoa Service WEDNESDAY i ~ * fM. Prayer and Bible Study Christ Ambassadors (Youth) DAY OK NIGHT D1AL-A-DEVOTION 468-fl«l7 BETHALTO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SM E, Sherman Gtary D. Jenkins Minister 0:80 — Church School 10:80 — Morning Wonhlp •lM — Evening Fellowships Nuraery Care Available COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH Montioillo Chaptl Godfrty, III. Sunday School ... 0:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10;30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study ..7:00 p.m JAMBS HOVER, MINISTER 4M-8755 CHERRY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH SIXTH AMD CHERRY — ALTON, ILLINOIS 9:00 a.m.—Church School 10:20 a.m.—Morning Worship "ChrUtian" 6:00 p.m.—Youth Fellowships 7:00 p.m.—Evening Worship "A General's Last Message" Hey. BowliM STREET METHOWIST CHURCH 14QO Mciin St., Alton Ini L. Thotford, 1'iistor PARTNERS FOR CHRIST CRUSADE Rev. Julius ,J. Webb, Director Hpeuklng; ut 8:80 ami 10:40 urn Services Sunday, 2 PM—Training Session for Canvassers Morning Worship — 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Church School — 9:30 a.m. NURSERY AVAILABLE MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Unipn has lodged a "resolute protest" with the U.S. State Department "demanding punishment" for the persons who bombed a Soviet Embassy building in Washington, Tass reported today. Describing the bombing Friday as "another malicious provocation," the official Soviet news agency repeated the Kremlin's claim that "the U.S. authorities are actually conniving at the provocative acts of Zionist elements "The WWe" I* the Wort elI Oe4» Inspired • inerraat• rtaUIMii •Worship Where Christ It Real' 1 WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN tU Eeit Elm Street. Altoe Bible S«boet *•* Mornlas Wortfelp *•:*• G9ipej service • against Soviet citizens and offices in the United States." The agency said the Soviet protest "demanded punishment for those responsible (or this act of terror, compensation for damage, and implementation of measures necessary to guarantee the normal functioning and security of Soviet offices in the United States." The bomb blast hurled an iron door to a rooftop and shattered windows but caused no casualties. The State Department imnwdiately apologized. Why did Jetui take on our nature? couldn't He have been an angel? No, not and have died I He took on our nature w that In his death, we might be delivered from the power of death (Heb.2:14,15). Why not receive Him who mad* atonement for you?' i The Congregation of SPRING STREET ASSEMBLY of GOD Sixth ft Spring Invites You To Hear The Pastor, Rev. Alton Carl Tillery • 9:30 a. in.-Sumlay School •10:30 a. m.-Moming Worship "Submission of Faith" (10th in the Series of Faith) *7:30 p. m.-Eveiling Worship "PentecosHOth Century Phenomenon." Boy Bennett, Assistant Ptu»tor Dale Lockard, Musical Director Locfcard, First Baptist Church College and Johnson BtreeU, Alton, Illinois ORRIN M. ANDERSON, Pastor 0:25 a.m. — Hundiiy Church Hohool 10:80 p.m. — Morning Wonhlp "Wlmt Do I Care?" 6:00 p.m. Family Night Fellowship 7:00 p.m. Evening VVornhlp WedneMluy Midweek Service— 7:00 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 400 Henry Str«tt, Alton ROBERT CHATFIELD KEMl'ER, PASTOR 9:30 am — Church School 10:45 am — Service of Worship Sermon: "Undeserved Fevori" 7:00 p.m.—Travelogue by Dr. end Mrs. Irvin Blumfield on Isreel. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Affiliated With tho Southern Bnpttet Convention) 1422 Washington Avenue, Alton YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED ED CLAYBROOK, Pastor Hnyford Itaby Minister of Muilo i Sunday School . Adulr Hllen, Minister ot Education and Youth 0:80 • Morning Worship 10:46 ».m. Surmoit by tho Pastor • ChrUtuin Training Program 6:00 p.ra. • Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Sermon by the 1'ustor • WeUnewlny—Family Night 5:30-0:80 I'ruyer Survluo—7:15 Calvary Offers These Advantage*: • A Full Program of Youth Training • A Fully Graded Christian Muulc Program • A Complete Staff of Trained Workers to Help You "CONSTRAINED ONLY BY CHRISTIAN LOVE" NURSERY PROVIDED FOR ALL SERVICES AMPLE PARKING 4-

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