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16 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Au( eontinued from page 1 demise, Sister Carla Mitchell didn't go. "It's sad. I taught there from 1929 to 1934. Those were five good years, and I don't want to watch it torn down," she said shaking her head. Nearly all the older sisters did their practice teaching at the old school. Even those who promoted the demolition took no joy in the scene before them. The people of Ferdinand were busy reflect- ing on the change this two-day project will bring to their town. Sister Ruth Ellen Doane, pas- toral associate at St. Ferdinand parish, called attention to the way the bricks and mortar seemed to crumble as they fell to the ground, almost as if they had no real substance. "I hate this," she said. Asked how she thought people would recover from the wounds of the conflict, she said, "Some people will never get over it, I suppose, but it's amazing the amount of heal- ing that's already taking place." Rapid progress is made in the demolition of the Work crews continued to remove rubble this old school on East Tenth St. in Ferdinand. Pic- week. tured is the status of work at 11 a.m., August 5. -- Message photo by Mary Etta Kiefer, O.S.B. Gilbert and Irene Werne of Ferdinand arrive early lition site August 5. Mr. Werne went to school in the for only six months, and Mrs. Werne not at all, but all theit dren were educated there. Irene Werne muses, "$ wonder if it's not some kind of sin (tearing down such ........ mark). I just hope no one gets hurt." -- Message photo by Mary Etta