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Pave Fourteen The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS W LC - ageli,- Little King (Continued from page 13) Getting Michael into his costume called for finesse. "You will look just like Mon- signor, almost," coaxed Margaret, "only with a prettier hat. Won't it be nice to lo0k just hqke Monsignor?" Nope, ' said Michael flatly. "You be a good boy and do your part the way Sister wants you to, and Mother make you a beautiful poppy-seed :cake all your own," pleaded his mother. ]chael shook his head. Monsignor broke the deadlock by of. feting Michael a shiny new doUar if he would perform. But, in the end, it was Sister Theodore's firm touch that got him safely inside the makeshift costume with all its parts pinned securely on. The play ran smoothly enough until it was time for the little King to come down from his pedestal and go out in search of souls to save. Margaret was warned by the angle of his shoulders and the set of the curly head, but she was too far away to reach him in case Monsignor or no Monsignor, Michael had had enough. However, he walked sedately until out of range of the foot- lights, and then, sliding gracefully be- hind the second grade Sister, he wrig- gled his way into one of the dressing rooms. What he was going to do was not at all clear. Like a anal/ trapped animal, he looks4 about for a way to escape. The dressing-room window was open a bare eight inches. Michael had long ago discovered that if his head went through, the rest of him would; so, he scrambled madly out the narrow open- ing. The crown looked prett bad by that time, and if anyone but Sister Theo- dore had put it on him, it would have been off by now. There was a two-foot SEATTLE TREAT OF THE SEASON Galbraith & 0,. Building Maferials, Lumber, Hay, Groin, Feeds, Feilizer, Spray Materials, Poultry SuplAies 6,U# md FIBJ Sbq. 2428 ALASKAN WAY MAin 8700 drop to the slanting street. With one final heave Michael was free. He ran blindly and desperately across the street and into the park. He HAD to get those clothes off! But the fas- tening were unfamiliar and in places where he could not reach. Tearful and terrified, Michael cast about him for help. The ordy person in sight was a tall man on a bench. He seemed to be half asleep, for it took several determined tugm on Michael's part to get him to raise his head. The vacant look in the man'a eyes gave way to one of bewilderment sa he looked down at the strange little appari- tion, at the cardboard crown slightly askew on a curly head, and the streak of tears on the small face. "What do you want?" he asked. "Please!" begged Michael. Oh please!" Back in the auditorium, the music Sis- ter was casting desperate glances at the ixth grade angels, dutifully and rather drearily finishing 'he Birthday of a King" for the third time. Sister Prin- cipa, Sister Theodore, two eighth grade girls and one small worried angel named Margaret were poking behind scenery and making coaxing noises. The audi- ence had begun to wriggle and Monsignor was making polite attempts to catch someone's attention. It was Joe Cernak who filled in the embarrassing gap. He leaned his lanky six-feet-three backwards over the stage until he caught the eye of the music Sister. "I play awhile now," he said, The borrowed violin-under his chin, he poured out his joy in an old Polish Christ- mas carol. The frantic search for the Holy Little King had led Sister Theod. ore to open a door back stage, and out float- ed the melody of Joe's Christmas song. It was Margaret who first saw the truant coming back across the street, holding the hand of a tall, gaunt man in uniform. "Oh, my!" moaned Margaret_ "O1% my-e has gone and found him- self a soul to save--Oh" my!" Sister Theodore, for once, was com- pletely speechless. Like one in a trance, the man was walking in the door, past the gaping children, past the startled Sisters, straight onto the stage, follow- ing Joe's music. And Michael fascinated into good behavior, trotted meekly be- side him, never taking his eyes off the man's face. Joe Cernak turned as a rustle of amazement-went through the audience. And simultaneously he and Alinka ex- claimed: "Steven!" Steven Kosenski!" Then Alinka fainted. It wrecked the play, of course, but the audience clapped and cheered and wept until Monsignor himself had to get up on stage and quiet them. hen Mon- signor asked the tall soldier where he had been during the long three years since he had been reported missing. The soldier hesitated. I:Ie looked from one to another of those gathered around him on the stage. "I do not know," he said at last. "I do not know. I wake now from a dark dream--a dream when I did not even know who I was. I do not know from where I return, I only know I am home." He put his arm around Alinka and looked down at the rumpled little King. "She told me, my Altnka, that the little King would bring me/ home. So she prayed, and He did." "It's a big long word- AM--some- thing," Margaret explained to Sister Theodore next day. "It means my Daddy got hurt and forgot Who he was. And for a long time he didn't know. And he ran away from the hospital, and sat in the park. And when he saw Michael, he thought it really was the Holy Child-- and then he heard his own violin, and he knew it was his, and he remembered. ]But I have to hurry home now," she fin- .i shed hastily. "Mother and I have to hurry up and make a lot of Christmas cakes, because we're going to really have Christmas this year. Only--" abe paused and frowned. "it seems to me Mlchae/ ought to get SOME veal in his stocking, anyway." "Oh, I don't know." said Sister Theo- dore. "He's a uweet little boy. Why, even tt form grade angels were crying last night whe we thought he was lost." "Sister, mu want to know why they were crying?" said M-gefet=. "BeCause he bit 'era on the way out!" This One Had A Happy Ending The sophomore at the state college had a 3-day deadline before turning in his 2000-word English term paper on the sub- ject "Insect Control." Hurriedly he picked an old theme out of his fraternity's file. He was carefully discreet so he chose one that had commanded a mere B. He had it retyped, turned it in and surprisingly the theme came back with an A on it. Attached was a note from his prof, say- ing, "Pen years ago I wrote this term t)aper, and I thought then that my prof should have given me an A. Therefore, it gives me a great pleasure to mark it an A. now." Man accepts supernatural religion in the same manner he accepts all of his knowledge--by Faith. -- Bishop John Francis NelL SEATTLE Christmas Greetings Kristoferson's Da00r 1300 Rainier PRospect 8000 THE SCIENTIFIC SUPPLIES CO. IS A NORTHWESTERN FIRM Established to Supply Northwestern School, Hospitals, Industrial Laboratories With Highest Quality Laboratory Supplies and Chemicals 122 JACKSON STREET PHONE ELL. 1134 HARLAN S. CALLAHAN SHEPI OF KING COUNTY LARRY'S RESTAURANT Meals at All Times 3205 E. Marginal Way TOBACCO, CIGARS AND BEVERAGES SEneca 9261 Wishing You a Good Old Fashioned Merry Christmas THE JUNIOR BOOT SHOP MEDICAL-DENTAL BLDG. 515 Olive Way EL. 8686 Children's Shoes Exclusively j CHIEF ." 508 Denny W/at 5 t J, ill/llll I00;,0000=lJlllli00'roneS MAin 4848 Se_on' s Greetings s. Manufactur,ng Coo RANGES and FURNACES 2754 1st Ave. So. EL. 0720 LARGE BUYERS USED PiPE  CABLE  MACHINE TOOLS Surplus Stocks and MI,cellanetms F-quipment largest Wholesale Dealers In the Northw Handlerl -- Iron and Metal, Rags and Wheatbaos ALASKA JUNK CO. SEATTLE & SPOKA.N WASHINGTON Pave Fourteen The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS W LC - ageli,- Little King (Continued from page 13) Getting Michael into his costume called for finesse. "You will look just like Mon- signor, almost," coaxed Margaret, "only with a prettier hat. Won't it be nice to lo0k just hqke Monsignor?" Nope, ' said Michael flatly. "You be a good boy and do your part the way Sister wants you to, and Mother make you a beautiful poppy-seed :cake all your own," pleaded his mother. ]chael shook his head. Monsignor broke the deadlock by of. feting Michael a shiny new doUar if he would perform. But, in the end, it was Sister Theodore's firm touch that got him safely inside the makeshift costume with all its parts pinned securely on. The play ran smoothly enough until it was time for the little King to come down from his pedestal and go out in search of souls to save. Margaret was warned by the angle of his shoulders and the set of the curly head, but she was too far away to reach him in case Monsignor or no Monsignor, Michael had had enough. However, he walked sedately until out of range of the foot- lights, and then, sliding gracefully be- hind the second grade Sister, he wrig- gled his way into one of the dressing rooms. What he was going to do was not at all clear. Like a anal/ trapped animal, he looks4 about for a way to escape. The dressing-room window was open a bare eight inches. Michael had long ago discovered that if his head went through, the rest of him would; so, he scrambled madly out the narrow open- ing. The crown looked prett bad by that time, and if anyone but Sister Theo- dore had put it on him, it would have been off by now. There was a two-foot SEATTLE TREAT OF THE SEASON Galbraith & 0,. Building Maferials, Lumber, Hay, Groin, Feeds, Feilizer, Spray Materials, Poultry SuplAies 6,U# md FIBJ Sbq. 2428 ALASKAN WAY MAin 8700 drop to the slanting street. With one final heave Michael was free. He ran blindly and desperately across the street and into the park. He HAD to get those clothes off! But the fas- tening were unfamiliar and in places where he could not reach. Tearful and terrified, Michael cast about him for help. The ordy person in sight was a tall man on a bench. He seemed to be half asleep, for it took several determined tugm on Michael's part to get him to raise his head. The vacant look in the man'a eyes gave way to one of bewilderment sa he looked down at the strange little appari- tion, at the cardboard crown slightly askew on a curly head, and the streak of tears on the small face. "What do you want?" he asked. "Please!" begged Michael. Oh please!" Back in the auditorium, the music Sis- ter was casting desperate glances at the ixth grade angels, dutifully and rather drearily finishing 'he Birthday of a King" for the third time. Sister Prin- cipa, Sister Theodore, two eighth grade girls and one small worried angel named Margaret were poking behind scenery and making coaxing noises. The audi- ence had begun to wriggle and Monsignor was making polite attempts to catch someone's attention. It was Joe Cernak who filled in the embarrassing gap. He leaned his lanky six-feet-three backwards over the stage until he caught the eye of the music Sister. "I play awhile now," he said, The borrowed violin-under his chin, he poured out his joy in an old Polish Christ- mas carol. The frantic search for the Holy Little King had led Sister Theod. ore to open a door back stage, and out float- ed the melody of Joe's Christmas song. It was Margaret who first saw the truant coming back across the street, holding the hand of a tall, gaunt man in uniform. "Oh, my!" moaned Margaret_ "O1% my-e has gone and found him- self a soul to save--Oh" my!" Sister Theodore, for once, was com- pletely speechless. Like one in a trance, the man was walking in the door, past the gaping children, past the startled Sisters, straight onto the stage, follow- ing Joe's music. And Michael fascinated into good behavior, trotted meekly be- side him, never taking his eyes off the man's face. Joe Cernak turned as a rustle of amazement-went through the audience. And simultaneously he and Alinka ex- claimed: "Steven!" Steven Kosenski!" Then Alinka fainted. It wrecked the play, of course, but the audience clapped and cheered and wept until Monsignor himself had to get up on stage and quiet them. hen Mon- signor asked the tall soldier where he had been during the long three years since he had been reported missing. The soldier hesitated. I:Ie looked from one to another of those gathered around him on the stage. "I do not know," he said at last. "I do not know. I wake now from a dark dream--a dream when I did not even know who I was. I do not know from where I return, I only know I am home." He put his arm around Alinka and looked down at the rumpled little King. "She told me, my Altnka, that the little King would bring me/ home. So she prayed, and He did." "It's a big long word- AM--some- thing," Margaret explained to Sister Theodore next day. "It means my Daddy got hurt and forgot Who he was. And for a long time he didn't know. And he ran away from the hospital, and sat in the park. And when he saw Michael, he thought it really was the Holy Child-- and then he heard his own violin, and he knew it was his, and he remembered. ]But I have to hurry home now," she fin- .i shed hastily. "Mother and I have to hurry up and make a lot of Christmas cakes, because we're going to really have Christmas this year. Only--" abe paused and frowned. "it seems to me Mlchae/ ought to get SOME veal in his stocking, anyway." "Oh, I don't know." said Sister Theo- dore. "He's a uweet little boy. Why, even tt form grade angels were crying last night whe we thought he was lost." "Sister, mu want to know why they were crying?" said M-gefet=. "BeCause he bit 'era on the way out!" This One Had A Happy Ending The sophomore at the state college had a 3-day deadline before turning in his 2000-word English term paper on the sub- ject "Insect Control." Hurriedly he picked an old theme out of his fraternity's file. He was carefully discreet so he chose one that had commanded a mere B. He had it retyped, turned it in and surprisingly the theme came back with an A on it. Attached was a note from his prof, say- ing, "Pen years ago I wrote this term t)aper, and I thought then that my prof should have given me an A. Therefore, it gives me a great pleasure to mark it an A. now." Man accepts supernatural religion in the same manner he accepts all of his knowledge--by Faith. -- Bishop John Francis NelL SEATTLE Christmas Greetings Kristoferson's Da00r 1300 Rainier PRospect 8000 THE SCIENTIFIC SUPPLIES CO. IS A NORTHWESTERN FIRM Established to Supply Northwestern School, Hospitals, Industrial Laboratories With Highest Quality Laboratory Supplies and Chemicals 122 JACKSON STREET PHONE ELL. 1134 HARLAN S. CALLAHAN SHEPI OF KING COUNTY LARRY'S RESTAURANT Meals at All Times 3205 E. Marginal Way TOBACCO, CIGARS AND BEVERAGES SEneca 9261 Wishing You a Good Old Fashioned Merry Christmas THE JUNIOR BOOT SHOP MEDICAL-DENTAL BLDG. 515 Olive Way EL. 8686 Children's Shoes Exclusively j CHIEF ." 508 Denny W/at 5 t J, ill/llll I00;,0000=lJlllli00'roneS MAin 4848 Se_on' s Greetings s. Manufactur,ng Coo RANGES and FURNACES 2754 1st Ave. So. EL. 0720 LARGE BUYERS USED PiPE  CABLE  MACHINE TOOLS Surplus Stocks and MI,cellanetms F-quipment largest Wholesale Dealers In the Northw Handlerl -- Iron and Metal, Rags and Wheatbaos ALASKA JUNK CO. SEATTLE & SPOKA.N WASHINGTON