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e e e e e e The CATHOLIG NORTHWEST PROGRESS Story of Priest's Vain Appeal To Russian For Sugar Has Sweet Ending By REV. PAUL BUSSARD VlENNA.--Father Brown (that isn't his name) is a 28-year-old Czech priest who serves as chaplain to several DP camps in the four different zones of 0c- cupation. Its has a quadraparttte pass, that is one. which allows him to go freely from one zone to another. His dealings with Russians have taught him long ago that force and bluff works much better than logic and reason. Once, for example, he parked his bike in front of a shop while he went in to buy a wrench. When he came out he discovered a Russian officer, armed, get- ting ready to ride off on his bike. He walked over, swung the wrench down on the fellow's fingers, and then scolded him at the top of his voice in Russian. The officer got off the bike and stood there, silently nursing his fingers while Father Brown rode off. That is the kind of per- son he is. Last Christmas he wanted to have a party for his DP's. He went to an Amer- ican officer he knew and asked if he could get sugar and other things to make candy and cookies for the party. The officer .said as a joke: "Father, I'll see that you get from us exactly twice a much as you get from the Russians." Father Brown said okay, and went to work. After several hours of bluffing and scolding he actually managed to get into the Office of the Russian general, who sat. with his spurs stuck in the desk, reading a paper. Then the following con- versation took place: Russian: "Who are.you? What are you doing here?" Brown: "I'm Father Brown. I want some sugar, some lard, and some flour for a Christmas party." Russian: "What's Christmas?" Brown: "Why, Christmas is a festival. We have it every year. We have cmldy and cookies and a Christmas tree." Russfan: "What's a Christmas tree?" Brown: "That's a tree with toys hang- ing on it and candles." Russian: "You're crazy. Candles don't grow on trees." Brown: "No! No! We put the candles on and light them." Russian: "Why do you do crazy things like that?" Brown: "To celebrate Christmas." Russian: "Why ?" Brown: "Well, because Christ was born" Russian: *'When?" Brown: ',Oh, a long time ago--in fact, 1,946 years ago. Russian: "If it was so long ago, why celebrate it now?" Brown: "Well, Christ's Birthday is dif- ferent. He is tile Son of God." Russian: "There isn't any God. So He couldn;t have a Son." Brown: "Yes, there is, and His only Son i Christ and Christmas is Hie birth- day. So I want some sugar." Russian: "You're crazy' How much su- BALLARD Ballard Blossom Shop Say it with flowers from the lilALLARD BI,0SSOM SHOP Speoializing in Fine Floral Arrangements 2021 MARKET ST. SU. 4213 GREETINGS OF THE SEASON Parker & Bangs SERVICE STA'ION For Your Convenience we carry Outboard Motors, Fishing Tackle, Camp Stoves, etc. 5244 Leery Way SU. 7771 Chri=fma, Greetings KASTNER'S MEAT MARKET Oallard'e Oldeslf Meat Merchant QUALITY MEATS Cor. W. 56th & 20th N.W. SU. 5400 ROY'S GROCERY ROY CHRISTOPHERSEN Full "Line of Staple & Fancy Groceries. Fresh Fruits and Vegetable| Dairy Products 6020 8th Ave, N.W. SUnset 5624 BAGDAD AUTO REBUILD 6111 5th Ave. N.W. HEmlock 6011 BODY and FENDER REPAIRING PAINTING OUR SPECIALTY Page Thirty-Seven BALLARD Holiday Greetings E. K. SCHUEHLE MANUFACTURING CO. 4(i09 34th N.W. SU. 3224 Christmas Grectbgs Limback Lumber Co. Building Materials, Dutch Boy Paints, MIIIwork, Sash and Doors, Sheet Rock, Insulation. 2600 Market St. SUnset 8.t87 A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year BALLARD SHADE & DRAPERY 3.773 Market Street  SUnset 6850 STERNER MARKET GROCERIES - FRESH and FROZEN FRUITS and VEGETABLES ICE CREAM and BEVERAGES Meat Market In Connection 6000 15th Ave. N.W. DExter 0558 MARANITA BEAUTY SALON 5414 - 17th Ave. N.W. SPECIALIZING IN PERMANENT WAVING and HAIR STYLING Mothers, Bring Your Children, We have provided a Play Pen. Opn Evenings by Appointment BALLARD AUTO WRECKING CO. 1515 LEARY WAY SUnset 8696 gar do you want?" Brown: ,Fifty kilos." At this point, the Russian took his spurs off the desk, rose in anger, smashed his fist down on his desk, and yelled at the top of his voice: "Ftft kilos of sugar, for one Christ? Get out! .. Father Brown got out. But for the record it must be reported that, when he went back to the American and told the story, the American was so astounded he gave him a hundred kilos of sugar and other things in proportion. And he had the party. This is a true story. I know it is true because I heard it from Msgr. Roman Newer, Chaplain with the U. S. Forces in Austria. He remembers it very well, because Father Brown chiseled him "out of $100 to buy beer for that same party. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION INTERWOVEN DEEPLY IN HISTORY OF LOUISIANA Honors to the hnmaculate Conception have figured prominently in the history of the State of Louisiana, where today there are nine churches which bear this title. It hasbeen recalled that the Mississippi River, which flows through the state, first was called the River of the Holy Ghost, but subsequently was called the River of the Immaculate Conception by Pete Marquette, the celebrated Jesuit missionary and explorer. When the first church was erected at Opelousas, 'La., in 1775 by Father Vale- tin, a French Capuchin missioner, it was called the Church of the Immaculate Con- ception, but its name later was changed to St. Leander. The settlement at New Galvez, in St. Bernard civil parish, found- ed by Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish governor, originally was called the Post of the Conception of the Virgin Mary. " The Immaculate Conception Church in New Orleans was established by the Jesuits in 1848 and was giveh its titl'e six years before the dogma of the Im- maculate Conception was defined. When the Spaniards ruled Louisiana, their oath of office called upon appointees to "swear before, god, on the Holy Cross and the Gospels, to maintain and defend the mystery of the Immaculate Concep- tion of Our Lady the Virgin Mary, and the royal jurisdiction to which I apper- tain the virtue of my office . . ." And one of the three communities of A, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR DON'S GROCERIES AND MEATS FULL LINE OF GROCERIES, FRESH MEATS - FROZEN FOODS ICE CREAM AND BEVERAGES 1405 W. 70th St. DExter 0216 PROFITT GROCERY 5222 First Ave. N.W. HE. 5910 Groceries, Frozen Foods, Lunch Meats Ice Cream, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Beverages BILLINGS APPLIANCE & FURNITURE CO. Norge, General Electric, Ironrite and Farnsworth Dealers 2032 Market St. DExter 1385 BALLARD FLORIST AND GREENHOUSES LUCY E. PEAKE - ]OSWELL B. PEAKE 6702 - 14th N.W. DEx. 2392 Home of "l:lower, /tom the Heorf" t Potted Plants Hospital Bouquets Funeral Designs Corsages Weddings HENNUM ELECTRIC SERVICE For a Better Class of Electrical Wiring and Repairs, Call the Hennum Electric Service 7012 - 15th N.W. DExter 5900 OTTO REDISKE LOYAL SHURFINE GROCERY AND MARKET 691928th Ave. N.W. Dex 0010 STAHL'S CUT-PRICE GROCERY 1545 MARKET ST. SU. 9837 JOHANSON STUDIO DISTINCTIVE PORTRAITURE EDWARD E, JOHANSON Ballard's Leading Photographer Babies - Groups - Weddings - Portraits 1752 Market St. DExter 0187 I AIDERSON FURNITURE CO. 5424 Ballard Avenue SUnset 5790 i CHRISTMAS COMEJS BUT ONCE A YEAR Make your yearly gft mean somethlng to ,your family and friends by buying gifts that are different at- The HANKS GIFT SHOP OPEN EVENINGS 5416 20th N.W. SU. 4321 We Wish All Our I:riends A HAPPY CHRISTMAS STYLE CLEANERS & TAILORS 5914 - 15th N.W. SUnset 9750 BEAVER FUEL CO. Coal, Dry and Green Wood, Pres-To- Logs 1125 Leery DE. 0621 Best Wlshe For A Merry Christmas JIM'S MEAT MARKET 4402 Third Ave. N.W. ME. 9828 MEAT, POULTRY and FISH MElrose 9828 MATT HANLEY REAL ESTATE GENERAL REAL ESTATE SERVICE Serving Bailard and Northwest Districts 1704-1708 Market St. DExter 2482 KITCHEN MAID BAKERY 1484 W. 70th St. SU. 5370 Ask You,- Dealer For KITCHEN MAID DINNER ROLLS SpecPalizlng tn Delicious Varieties of Dinner Rolls nuns founded In Louisiana is that of the ] ' [ Immaculate Conception, whoso first su- [ AL SCHNEIDER MEAT MARKET . J pertor was  Mother Mary of the Immacu- ] 5001 6th AVE. N.W. SUnset 9893 late Cdnceptidn. " ; ij .... n,", : ''. ::':r ,, Jl !i i e e e e e e The CATHOLIG NORTHWEST PROGRESS Story of Priest's Vain Appeal To Russian For Sugar Has Sweet Ending By REV. PAUL BUSSARD VlENNA.--Father Brown (that isn't his name) is a 28-year-old Czech priest who serves as chaplain to several DP camps in the four different zones of 0c- cupation. Its has a quadraparttte pass, that is one. which allows him to go freely from one zone to another. His dealings with Russians have taught him long ago that force and bluff works much better than logic and reason. Once, for example, he parked his bike in front of a shop while he went in to buy a wrench. When he came out he discovered a Russian officer, armed, get- ting ready to ride off on his bike. He walked over, swung the wrench down on the fellow's fingers, and then scolded him at the top of his voice in Russian. The officer got off the bike and stood there, silently nursing his fingers while Father Brown rode off. That is the kind of per- son he is. Last Christmas he wanted to have a party for his DP's. He went to an Amer- ican officer he knew and asked if he could get sugar and other things to make candy and cookies for the party. The officer .said as a joke: "Father, I'll see that you get from us exactly twice a much as you get from the Russians." Father Brown said okay, and went to work. After several hours of bluffing and scolding he actually managed to get into the Office of the Russian general, who sat. with his spurs stuck in the desk, reading a paper. Then the following con- versation took place: Russian: "Who are.you? What are you doing here?" Brown: "I'm Father Brown. I want some sugar, some lard, and some flour for a Christmas party." Russian: "What's Christmas?" Brown: "Why, Christmas is a festival. We have it every year. We have cmldy and cookies and a Christmas tree." Russfan: "What's a Christmas tree?" Brown: "That's a tree with toys hang- ing on it and candles." Russian: "You're crazy. Candles don't grow on trees." Brown: "No! No! We put the candles on and light them." Russian: "Why do you do crazy things like that?" Brown: "To celebrate Christmas." Russian: "Why ?" Brown: "Well, because Christ was born" Russian: *'When?" Brown: ',Oh, a long time ago--in fact, 1,946 years ago. Russian: "If it was so long ago, why celebrate it now?" Brown: "Well, Christ's Birthday is dif- ferent. He is tile Son of God." Russian: "There isn't any God. So He couldn;t have a Son." Brown: "Yes, there is, and His only Son i Christ and Christmas is Hie birth- day. So I want some sugar." Russian: "You're crazy' How much su- BALLARD Ballard Blossom Shop Say it with flowers from the lilALLARD BI,0SSOM SHOP Speoializing in Fine Floral Arrangements 2021 MARKET ST. SU. 4213 GREETINGS OF THE SEASON Parker & Bangs SERVICE STA'ION For Your Convenience we carry Outboard Motors, Fishing Tackle, Camp Stoves, etc. 5244 Leery Way SU. 7771 Chri=fma, Greetings KASTNER'S MEAT MARKET Oallard'e Oldeslf Meat Merchant QUALITY MEATS Cor. W. 56th & 20th N.W. SU. 5400 ROY'S GROCERY ROY CHRISTOPHERSEN Full "Line of Staple & Fancy Groceries. Fresh Fruits and Vegetable| Dairy Products 6020 8th Ave, N.W. SUnset 5624 BAGDAD AUTO REBUILD 6111 5th Ave. N.W. HEmlock 6011 BODY and FENDER REPAIRING PAINTING OUR SPECIALTY Page Thirty-Seven BALLARD Holiday Greetings E. K. SCHUEHLE MANUFACTURING CO. 4(i09 34th N.W. SU. 3224 Christmas Grectbgs Limback Lumber Co. Building Materials, Dutch Boy Paints, MIIIwork, Sash and Doors, Sheet Rock, Insulation. 2600 Market St. SUnset 8.t87 A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year BALLARD SHADE & DRAPERY 3.773 Market Street  SUnset 6850 STERNER MARKET GROCERIES - FRESH and FROZEN FRUITS and VEGETABLES ICE CREAM and BEVERAGES Meat Market In Connection 6000 15th Ave. N.W. DExter 0558 MARANITA BEAUTY SALON 5414 - 17th Ave. N.W. SPECIALIZING IN PERMANENT WAVING and HAIR STYLING Mothers, Bring Your Children, We have provided a Play Pen. Opn Evenings by Appointment BALLARD AUTO WRECKING CO. 1515 LEARY WAY SUnset 8696 gar do you want?" Brown: ,Fifty kilos." At this point, the Russian took his spurs off the desk, rose in anger, smashed his fist down on his desk, and yelled at the top of his voice: "Ftft kilos of sugar, for one Christ? Get out! .. Father Brown got out. But for the record it must be reported that, when he went back to the American and told the story, the American was so astounded he gave him a hundred kilos of sugar and other things in proportion. And he had the party. This is a true story. I know it is true because I heard it from Msgr. Roman Newer, Chaplain with the U. S. Forces in Austria. He remembers it very well, because Father Brown chiseled him "out of $100 to buy beer for that same party. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION INTERWOVEN DEEPLY IN HISTORY OF LOUISIANA Honors to the hnmaculate Conception have figured prominently in the history of the State of Louisiana, where today there are nine churches which bear this title. It hasbeen recalled that the Mississippi River, which flows through the state, first was called the River of the Holy Ghost, but subsequently was called the River of the Immaculate Conception by Pete Marquette, the celebrated Jesuit missionary and explorer. When the first church was erected at Opelousas, 'La., in 1775 by Father Vale- tin, a French Capuchin missioner, it was called the Church of the Immaculate Con- ception, but its name later was changed to St. Leander. The settlement at New Galvez, in St. Bernard civil parish, found- ed by Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish governor, originally was called the Post of the Conception of the Virgin Mary. " The Immaculate Conception Church in New Orleans was established by the Jesuits in 1848 and was giveh its titl'e six years before the dogma of the Im- maculate Conception was defined. When the Spaniards ruled Louisiana, their oath of office called upon appointees to "swear before, god, on the Holy Cross and the Gospels, to maintain and defend the mystery of the Immaculate Concep- tion of Our Lady the Virgin Mary, and the royal jurisdiction to which I apper- tain the virtue of my office . . ." And one of the three communities of A, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR DON'S GROCERIES AND MEATS FULL LINE OF GROCERIES, FRESH MEATS - FROZEN FOODS ICE CREAM AND BEVERAGES 1405 W. 70th St. DExter 0216 PROFITT GROCERY 5222 First Ave. N.W. HE. 5910 Groceries, Frozen Foods, Lunch Meats Ice Cream, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Beverages BILLINGS APPLIANCE & FURNITURE CO. Norge, General Electric, Ironrite and Farnsworth Dealers 2032 Market St. DExter 1385 BALLARD FLORIST AND GREENHOUSES LUCY E. PEAKE - ]OSWELL B. PEAKE 6702 - 14th N.W. DEx. 2392 Home of "l:lower, /tom the Heorf" t Potted Plants Hospital Bouquets Funeral Designs Corsages Weddings HENNUM ELECTRIC SERVICE For a Better Class of Electrical Wiring and Repairs, Call the Hennum Electric Service 7012 - 15th N.W. DExter 5900 OTTO REDISKE LOYAL SHURFINE GROCERY AND MARKET 691928th Ave. N.W. Dex 0010 STAHL'S CUT-PRICE GROCERY 1545 MARKET ST. SU. 9837 JOHANSON STUDIO DISTINCTIVE PORTRAITURE EDWARD E, JOHANSON Ballard's Leading Photographer Babies - Groups - Weddings - Portraits 1752 Market St. DExter 0187 I AIDERSON FURNITURE CO. 5424 Ballard Avenue SUnset 5790 i CHRISTMAS COMEJS BUT ONCE A YEAR Make your yearly gft mean somethlng to ,your family and friends by buying gifts that are different at- The HANKS GIFT SHOP OPEN EVENINGS 5416 20th N.W. SU. 4321 We Wish All Our I:riends A HAPPY CHRISTMAS STYLE CLEANERS & TAILORS 5914 - 15th N.W. SUnset 9750 BEAVER FUEL CO. Coal, Dry and Green Wood, Pres-To- Logs 1125 Leery DE. 0621 Best Wlshe For A Merry Christmas JIM'S MEAT MARKET 4402 Third Ave. N.W. ME. 9828 MEAT, POULTRY and FISH MElrose 9828 MATT HANLEY REAL ESTATE GENERAL REAL ESTATE SERVICE Serving Bailard and Northwest Districts 1704-1708 Market St. DExter 2482 KITCHEN MAID BAKERY 1484 W. 70th St. SU. 5370 Ask You,- Dealer For KITCHEN MAID DINNER ROLLS SpecPalizlng tn Delicious Varieties of Dinner Rolls nuns founded In Louisiana is that of the ] ' [ Immaculate Conception, whoso first su- [ AL SCHNEIDER MEAT MARKET . J pertor was  Mother Mary of the Immacu- ] 5001 6th AVE. N.W. SUnset 9893 late Cdnceptidn. " ; ij .... n,", : ''. ::':r ,, Jl !i i