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SUNDAY WAS a big day for the Walter Sundstrom and the Ray Schaff families of St. Brendan Parish, Bothell. Dr. Sundstrom, the new mayor of Bothell, and Mr. Schaaf, a new city councilman, had three children being confirmed by the Most Reverend Thomas E. Gill, V. G., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle. Sara and Ken Schaaf, ages 12 and 11, and Ray Sundstrom, 12, were the children confirmed. Their brothers and sisters (eight more little Schaafs and eight other Sundstrom youngsters) were all in attendance. The Sundstroms, to the left of the sign, are, from left, front row: Joe, 11; Sue, 14; Ray, Judy, 17; Mrs. Sundstrom hold- ing Jan, 1, and Dr. Sundstrom. Behind them are, from left, Jamie, 3; Lisa, 4; Mary Beth, 7 and Laurie, 9. To the right of the sign, the Schaaf family includes, front row, from left, Mrs. Schaaf holding Beverly, one month; Mr. Schaaf: John, 15; Rod, 13; Ken; Steve, 10; Sara and Joe, 2. Behind them are, from left: Theresa, 7; Karen, 4, and Kathy, 5. (Progress Photo by W. C. Heib Jr.) Future Political Careers Assured By Frances Farrell Vitulli BOTHELL m With 19 future voters living right under the roof, the new mayor of Bothell, Dr. W a 1 t e r Sundstrom and city councilman Ray Schaaf may be assured a place in po- litical life for years to come. Members of St. Brendan Parish, the Sundstroms have nine children and the Sehaafs 10. And according to Rev. Anthony MeGirl, pastor of St. Brendan&apos;s, all are active par- ishioners. The doctor's family includes Judy, 17; Susan, 14; Ray, 12; Joe, 11; Laurie, 10; Mary Beth, 7; Lisa, 4; Jamie, 3, and year- old Jan. Judy attends Barbell High School; Susan and Ray go to Anderson Junior High and the other school-age youngsters attend Maywood Hills Elemen- tary School. All are enrolled in CCD classes. In the Schaaf household there are John, 15, and Rod, 13, both attending Anderson Junior High; Sara, 12; Ken, 11; Steve, I0, and Theresa, 7, also at Maywood Hills, while at home Mrs. Schaaf has her hands full with Kathy, 5; Karen, 4; Joe, 2, and Beverly born the day be- fore her dad's election in March. The young Schaafs also attend Confraternity classes. With construction beginning at once on a school at St. Bren- dan's, Father McGirl will prob- ably find a Schaaf or a Sund- strom in every grade. Lois Sundstrom and Beth Sehaaf, mothers of the future voters, are charming and at- tractive women with an ob- vious flare for winning a few votes on their own. Both women are active at St. Brendan's. Lois is a member of St. Ann's Guild and Beth, a member of St. Margaret's. Their busy husbands also do- nate what free time they have to parish activities. Ray Schaaf, a sales repre- sentative for Shell Oil, is best known in the north King Coun- ty area for his work with youngsters in the King Coun- ty Junior League football and. baseball program, a program he has been instrumental in keeping alive. In an effort to aid both the league and his parish, Ray set up a safe fireworks booth last Fourth of July. The Jun- ior League boys built the booth and the women of Beth's guild staffed it with proceeds being split 50-50. Dr. Sundstrom, a general practitioner at the Doctors' Clinic in Bothell, will be spending most of his free hours at the town's city hall for he hopes to have regular office hours two or three mornings a week, a practice unprecedented in Barbell's history. Those mornings the doctor has no hospital calls he will spend as Mr. Mayor. A native of Skykomish, Dr. Sundstrom met his wife at Lincoln High School in Seat- tle. He later graduated from the University of Washington undergraduate a n d medical schools. His wife attended Se- attle University "when it was Seattle College, and that surely dates me," Lois laughed. They have lived in Barbell nine years. Bothelrs first lady antici- pates no drastic changes as she assumes her new role. "My husband says 'Don't worry' but I can't help wondering how I'll do." Family life at the Sund- stroms' usually' means differ- ent activities for each child. "Togetherness really gets un- wieldy with 11 of us," Lois said. "We have a place on Whidbey Island which we en- joy and all the children swim, but that's about their only common interest. We try to let each foster his own inter- eats." The Sebeai family home is situated on an acre and a half of land ideal for playing chil- dren and within walking dis- tance of St. Brendan's and the various schools. Asked if she has time for any outside activities, Beth Schaaf laughed, "I love to read . . . it's my escape!" Although both wives would disclaim any influence on their husbands' victories, it is evi- dent at a glance that the vote- getting power of Dr. Sund- strom and Mr. Schaaf is only enhanced by the warm friend- ly personalities of Lois Sund- strom and Beth Schaaf and the handsome good looks of their 19 children. Mrs. Mary Koch Honored MARYSVILLE -- Mrs. Mary Joseph Study Club and Chris- tian Culture Development Koch, a member of St. Mary's Parish, has been named the "1994 Woman of Achievement" by the Business and Profes- sional Women of Marysville. Presentation of the award was made at the group's din- ner meeting Wednesday, April 15, at the Cedarcrest Restau- rant. Mrs. Koch was nominated far the honor by the St. Mary's Altar Society in a let- ter which cited her lifetime of participation in local civic, school, church and youth af- fairs, notin "All of Mary's c o m m u mty achievements have been done in a humble unassuming way. She has never desired glory for her- self but only to help her com- munity and her church." Born in Marysville and hav- ing lived there nearly all her life, Mrs. Koch worked many years for the Puget Sound Telephone Co., later West Coast Telephone. i.<.:..' $.:.x.:.:,.'.  i!i!i ,...:,....,.,.,.....^..................v.....v.y. :::::::::. ':: MRS. MARY KOCH Mrs. Koch has been a mem- ber of the Altar Society since !934, has participated in all church bazaars, dinners and programs, and taught classes as well. She also has sung in the choir since she was ten years of age. As a girl, she was organist at St. Mary's and also played at St. Anne's Mission, Tulalip. Her other memberships in- clude the Catholic Daughters of America (sifice 1949); the Liturgical Study Club, St. Study. A member of the Archdio- cesan Council of Catholic Wom- en some 30 years, she served as historian one year, and is now traffic safety activity chairman for the Northern Deanery. She also is librarian for her group of Our Lady of Fatima of St. Mary's and is a member of the Seattle St. Martin's Mothers Club. Among her principle inter- ests are local history, music and photography. She is a member of the Washington State Historical Society, and founder-member of the Sno- homish County Museum, the Everett Historical Society and the Marysville Pioneers Association. Mrs. Koch's daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Neal and their seven children, reside in Port Angeles. Churchgoing in Poland Fr. Doran Killed in Concerns Atheists BERLIN (NC)  Two interesting reports on anti-religious activity in Poland---one from a small town and the other from a city--have been received  here. Argumenty, the weekly pub- lication of the Society of Athe- ists and Freethinkers in Po- land, mourns over a report from the small town of Andry- chow where everybody goes to church, even party members. "The doctor is an unbeliever, yet he attends church," la- mented the magazine. "The local notables, regardless of their official declarations, also mostly attend church serv- ices." Party members not only go to church, they send their children to religion classes. Practically all the children go to religion classes in Andrychow. Correspondent Agata Ursynowsky reported that last September "the priest-cateehist stated with satisfaction that only three children do not attend reli- gion classes." The author reports unhappily that Marxism and Communist philosophy are given brief treatment in the government school. In Warsaw, the Communist party organ Polityka confessed it had received many unfavor- able letters after it published a bleak account of the life of a Catholic seminarian. It even published one of the letters. A young woman wrote: "As a girl student I came across many ex-seminarians. And I know that if a candidate could not go through the seminary he had no grudge towards any- body. "No one holds anybody by force in the seminary,, she continued. "On the contrary, before ordination the candi- date is given the opportunity to withdraw. This is not mentioned in your article be. cause it would be to the ad- vantage of the seminary." The writer said the regimen- tation which the magazine con- siders so evil in seminaries would be considered good in the army or in school. Polityka published the letter with little comment. Car Accident The Rev. Joseph J. Doran, formerly of the Archdiocese of Seattle and assistant pastor of St. Catherine's Parish, Farm- ingdale. N.J., was killed Wed- nesday in a traffic accident near Washington, N.J. Police said that Father Dor- an's automobile was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer. The trailer's rig, police re- ported, hit the priest's car while trying to pass the auto. Father Doran, 49, had served in Seattle as assistant pastor of St. Anne's Parish from 1941 to 1944. He was then assigned to St. James Cathedral before leaving in 194S to transfer to the east to be near his family. Among the survivors is his mother. Mrs. Joseph Doran of Minesville, Pa. Father Doran was on his way to visit her when the accident occurred. A native of Branchdale, Pa., he attended St. Charles Semi- nary in Overbrook, Pa., before coming to St. Edward's Semi- nar in Kenmore in 1940. He was ordained here in 1941. Churchless Americans 100 million Americans profess no religious faith, the Catholic Digest finds. Des Moines Dedication Sunday The M 0 s t Reverend T h 0 m a s A. Connolly, Archbishop of Seattle, will dedicate the new St. Phil- omaha Parish school and bless the convent at 2:30 p.m. Sun- day, April 19. The Ray. Joseph Orpen is pastor. The school, at 1813 S. 220th St. in Des Moines, was designed by Gotteland and Koczarski, architects and built by Mc- Intyre and Fitzpatrick of Taco- ma, contractors. It is staffed by Sisters of Notre Dame de Na- tour. Among honored guests will be Sister Claire Marie, pro- vincial general of the Notre Dame California Province. Sister Francis Julie is super- for at St. Philomena's. The two-story, 12.classroom school includes a one-story wing housing administrative of- fices. Renovation of the former p a r i s h rectory provided the new convent. During the dedication, two American flags will be blessed by the Archbishop and pre- sented to the school. One is being given by the American Legion and the other by Father Vincent Post, Catholic War Veterans. Named Bishop VATICAN CITY (NC)--Pope Paul VI named Rev. Lucian , Friday, April 17, 1964 THE PROGRESS3 ACCW Plans 40th Convention Speaker at the conven- tion banquet of the Arch- I: : ; ':: :: : diocesan Council of Cath- : , olic Women this weekend will be Very Rev. Denis D. Foudy, S.S., rector of St. Thomas Seminary, Kenmore. Father Foudy's topic will be "Vocations and Life in the Seminary." The convention, April 18.19, headquartering at the Benja- min Franklin Hotel in Seattle, will begin with 9 a.m. registra- tion Saturday. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ailbe MeGrath, moderator of the ACCW and pastor of Holy Family Parish, Seattle, will give the invocation and wel- come at the first general session at 1O:3O a.m. The Saturday evening event, at 7:30 p.m. at the hotel, will conclude a day of meetings, reports and "buzz" sessions for the delegates. A highlight of the banquet will be the presentation of a check for a seminarian aid bursa to the Most Reverend Thomas A. Connolly, Arch- bishop of Seattle, and special guest at the dinner. Mrs. J. E. Jenkins of Des Moines, ACCW seminary aid chair- man, will make the presenta- tion. Mrs. Edmund B. Gregory of Assumption P a r i s h, Seattle, will act as toastmistress for the evening. Also on the program are Mrs. William J. Paul, ACCW presi- dent, who will give the wel- come, and Mrs. Harold Schroe- der, regional director, who will introduce Mrs. Joseph McCar- thy, of San Francisco, presi- dent of the National Council of Catholic Women. Mrs. M c C a r t h y, NCCW president since 1962, has held a number of organizational offices, including president of the San Francisco ACCW, the County C o u n c i 1, Parent- Teacher groups of her arch- diocese, Mothers Club and Ladies' Sodality. MAKING FINAL preparations for the convention of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women April 18.19 are, from left, the Mesdames Harold J. Barry, on the Nation- al Committee for Libraries and Literature; William J. Pard of Marysville, president, and Robert Paler, executive secretary. FATHER MONSIGNOR MRS. FOUDY MeGRATH McCARTHY In addition, she has been a Safety and Governor Knight's member of former President Committee for Safety; a board Eisenhower's Committee f o r member and third vice presi- : :: i ::: /:: : dent of the San Francisco Women's City Club; treasurer of the Northern California Cath, : olic Library Association and a "member of the Citizen's Com- mittee, appointed by the may- i or. Banquet entertainment will be furnished by members of the Northwest Student Actors' Guild Chorus, under the direc- tion of Maurice Sheridan. Reservations must be made in advance with Mrs. D. J. O'Brien, 5626 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle (LA 2-1808). Nuns in Home Visit Program SISTERS of Mercy oin others in Providence, R.I., in the (left), and Sister Mary Patricia, R.S.M., visit with Mr. and state's first home Visit Day, sponsored by the Providence Catholic Interracial Council in conjunction with the National Home Visit Day, set for April 19. Six nuns participated in the program which saw more than 100 white residents call at the homes of Negroes. Here Sister Rose Marie, R.S.M. Mrs. John McClintock, members of the CIC. At far left are Mr. and Mrs, James P. O'Shea of the Christian Family Movement. The program was designed to promote friend- ship and understanding between Negroes and whites and to permit informal discussion of racial problems. --(Religious News Service Photo) HN Men .Negro Priest Faces Bound For Busy Speaking Slate Sacramento A delegation of 39, headed by John D. Spell- man, will leave Seattle by bus next Thursday to attend the Diocese of Sacramento's first Holy Name Society convention April 24-25 in California's state capital. Spellman, archdiocesan pres- ident, will head the Archdioce- san Union of Holy Name So- cieties' delegation, which in- cludes five past archdiocesan presidents and their wives. Also attending the Sacramen- to diocesan assembly will be Ray. Cornelius Snyder, O.F.M., archdiocesan spiritual director and pastor of St. George's Par- ish, Seattle. Giving the convention's prin- cipal address will be Very Rev. Metzinger, SS.CC., Ordinary of the independent prelature of Dennis McCarthy, O.P., national Ayaviri, Peru, to be a bishop. Holy Name director. N, D. Scientist The French-born Bishop-elect Six more seats in the bus are served in Canada from 1948 available, according to Joseph Savs Leukemia to 1954 to found houses of his J. Wilson, delegation chairman. congregation, the Congrega- Travel fee is $25 round-trip per IS Inherited tlon of the Sacred Hearts. couple. CHICAGO (NC) -- Evidence y Retreat Schedule that lymphatic wasleukemia in La mice is inherited reported here April 5 by Morris Pollard, director of ,the University of The Palisades Visitation Retreat Notre Dames Lobund Labora. The Rev. John N. La- Bauve, Society of the Di- vine W o r d missionary from Indianapolis, Ind., will be much in demand during his three-day visit, starting this Saturday, in the Archdiocese. The well-known Negro priest- lecturer and retreat master comes to Seattle at the invita- tion of the Archdiocesan Coun- cil of Catholic Women to speak at its convention breakfast Sun- day, April 19, in the Benjamin Franklin Hotel. Father LaBanve will speak at the Carroll Club luncheon meeting at 12 noon Monday in the Roosevelt Hotel. On Monday evening he will speak to members of the Catholic Interracial Council of Seattle and Knights of Co- lumbus at an open meeting in (Men's Retreat House) (Women's Retreat House) April 24- 26 St. Bernadette, Seattle St. Paul, Seattle St. Margaret, Seattle St. Philomena, Des Moince Visitation, Tacoma May 1-3 St. Brenden, Bothell St. Edward, Seattle Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bremerton St. Michael, Snohomish tory. Pollard, addressing the Ameri- can Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists, told how irradiation had caused leuke- mia, a variety of cancer that affects the blood, in mice kept in a germ-free state. He concluded that "the oc- cult leukemogenic agent" was inherited and said this was "the first instance of virus detection in germ.free mice." the KofC Hall. The program, starting at 8 p.m. will be co- sponsored by the CIC and the KofC's Seattle Council and the James Shields Fourth De- gree General Assembly. Father LaBauve's topic Mon- day will be "Justice and Char- ity." Tuesday F a t h e r LaBauve goes to Yakima to address the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women in that See City. Priest Becomes Fisherman VALENCIA, Span (NC)-- A fisherman said Mass here for 59 of his fellow workers. He is Ray. Marciai Martinez, O.P.. who said he put to sea in disguise in order to under- stand the lives and work of the fisherman. Center For Social Studies Opened BOBO - DIOULASSO, Upper Volta (NC) -- Government and Church officials attended the formal opening of a Center for Social Studies for West Africa operated here by the White Fathers. Already 60 African students are at the school learning about social work, based largely on the teachings of the popes. I$ LISTEN! A homeless child knocks! 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