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December 8, 1989 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana I| Sacred Heart first graders visit Siena Hall neighbors A first grade class from Sacred Heart School, Evansville, visited their next door neighbors at Siena Hall on the Friday before Thanksgiv- ing, bringing "gifts and a message of love," according to Tom Coe. Coe is coordinator of special projects for the Catholic Charities Bureau, Diocese of Evansville. Siena Hall, oper.ated by Catholic Charities, is a congregate living center for senior adults, with a current population of six. The living quarters are in a building which was formerly the parish con- vent at Sacred Heart Church. Lee Ann Cutrell, the first graders' teacher, lead the class of about 25 students in a song of Bishop Continued from page I "It's wonderful to raise $25 million," the amount collected in the appeal last year, Sister Hudon said. "But when the deficit is as high as it is, it's a drop in the bucket. "We could raise eight or nine times that and still not meet the needs" of retired Religious, she said. Lay people, Sister Hudon said, know it is "hard enough to work 20, 30 years and set aside for retirement. Just im- agine to have worked for 50 years and not to have any rnoney for your retirement." praise and love which was thoroughly enjoyed by Siena's elderly residents, according to Coe. The children also presented the residents with brightly col- ored drawings of turkeys, which were promptly placed on a'bulletin board in the dining room. Each child also gave a resident a card that had been in- dividually made and decorated. The children also brought food items to share with their neighbors and new friends, ac- cording to Coe. "It was a lovely moment and it was obvious the residents were touched by the children's thoughtfulness and expression of love," he said. Sister Hudon has set a goal of $27 million for the 1989 collection. About $50,000 was con- tributed from the Diocese of Evansville in the 1988 campaign. 3 Sister Hudon said she sees no Visiting with their neighbors at zena Hall, Evansville, are first graders from Sacred Heart School. drop-off in the collection even 00omo Russian farming religious communities re not in the headlines as in past y0a00, Broadcaster addresses agricultural seminar By FATHER JOHN BOEGLIN Catholic Rural Life Director Diocese of Evansville Contributing to this story was Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service. President Bush promises justice for El Salvador killings Nov. 25 letter that Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani hat] assured him that the perpetrators would be pro- secuted, regardless of who they were. "I have told him that we stand ready to assist the in- vestigation in any way we can," Bush said. "But we have made clear that we expect his government to follow through with a thorough investigation and appropriate judicial )roceedings." SCHNEL L VIL L E WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Bush has assured the president of the U.S. bishops' conference that the people who killed six Jesuit priests, their cook and her daughter Nov. 16 in E1 Salvador will be brought to justice. Bush, responding to a Nov. 16 letter from Arch- bishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, president of the Na- tional Conference of Catholic Bishops and U.S. Catholic Con- ference, told the prelate in a American National Bank Bickne!l - Sandborn Vincennes Drive-in Facilities. Member F.D.I.C. A Full Service Bank i FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. RT. 1 ST. ANTHONY RUXER ,#"' .SIR ] FORD- LINCOLN - MERCURY  [; Washington Nursing Center On Wednesday, Nov. 15, over 400 farmers and agribusiness personnel gathered for the Patoka Valley Agricultural Seminar at the Jasper Holiday Inn to hear well known Orion Samuelson, Farm Service Director for WGN Radio, Chicago. Samuelson's presentation was sponsored by Springs Valley Bank of Jasper for the local farming community. Samuelson, who annually travels extensively around the world to participate in world food conferences, shared his re- cent experiences in Russia, China and Brazil. Samuelson stressed that we Americans take so much for granted. We bellyache about our problems, especially food, he said. His most chilling story was his visit to Russia. Samuelson spent time in Moscow and the surrounding regions. His visits included the largest and best grocery store in Moscow and some collective farms. In the best store, people literally take two to three hours daily to buy the basic necessities of life like meat and cheese. In one line alone, he counted 160 people. For each item, one has to go through three lines'-- one to order, one to pay, and one to pick up the item. On the collective farms, there is the lack of incentive and pride because there is no per- sonal freedom. Forty per cent of the produce from the farms spoils before it gets to the ii ii i ONE STOP Does It All , Professionally Finished Dry ' Cleaning Coin Operated Dry Cleaning Coin Operated Jim Clayton Laundry Ph. 476-1359 FABRIC Clayton s CARE " CENTER 1404-10 Wh. Ave. Evansville Farm Broadcaster Orion Samuelson addresses farmers and agribusinessmen at a seminar. grocers. Ninety per cent of the folks believe in Gorbachev's reforms, but they truly believe that he cannot hold out. There is a strong fear in Russia that the military will rebel and take over again. Perhaps a repeat of what happened in China. So, people are afraid to make changes in agriculture. Samuelson said he inter- viewed a young Russian named Andre, who said that Russia was not a Third World Country but a Fourth World Country. Thousands of people will die in Russia due to starvation. Unbelievable for a world power! Andre also said that the recent miners' strike was not over wages, but over soap. Every miner is allowed one bar of soap every three months. An- dre said that it takes eght years to wait for an ordered automobile. Andre's final statements were the saddest, he said: "I have no hope that nothing will be better tomorrow.". In conclusion, Samuelson felt that we should not have pro,; grams to set aside acres not to be farmed. There.are four billion people in the world now. By the year 2000, there will be six billion; by 2020, eight billion. He said the world needs food, and we need the land for pro- duction so that people can eat. The problem is economics. Samuelson did impress upon us that we need to be thankful in America. Besides his daily radio pr0- gram which is heard over 300 stations nationwide, Samuelson hosts a weekly TV show, "U.S. Farm Report." Samuelson, a Lutheran, grew up on a dairy farm near LaCrosse, Wisc. 254-5117 LOOGOOTEE NURSING CENTER 295-2101 Catholic Services-Weekly Medicare -- Veterans -- Medicaid