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Page Forty-Two The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS "2" IP EVERETT Providence Hospital EVEL w,'l'l , WIN. Conducted by the Sisters of Charity ot Providence NURSES' SCHOOL IN CONNECTION SIMPSON HUTCHINGS MOTOR CO. FORD SALES and SERVICE Rucker and Pacific Phone MA. 637 Season's Greetings D AIRI GOLD MILK PIONEB UNITED DAIRIES 26th and Broadway Phone 271 Seasbn's Greetings : ASSOCIATLD SAND & GRAVEl. SIEVERS & DUECY, ENGINEERS 2508 COLBY MAIN 1111 GREETINGS SKUCY'S Fine Furs JOHN SKUCY. JR. 2911 Wetmore MA. 907 KIRSH SHEET METAL WORKS H. R. JOHNSON. Mgr. 2811 Wetmore Main 183-R Season's Greetings PACIFIC TIMBER CO. EVERETT Everett Abstract & Title Company 2908 Wetmore ...... Main 401 Complete Pl'itle Service IN Snohomlsh County, Agent for Puget Sound Title Insurance Company. S. J. PRIEBE 2916 Wetmore Main 178 STATIONERY, PRINTING Office Supplies & Equipment HAUSLER-RASMUSSEN LUMBER CO. ] IBUILOING MATERIALS 2411 HEWITTmMA. 298 THE VALETOR Cleaners Cleaning-Dyeing-Pressing- Repalrlna RUgS and Upholstery GRAND AND WALL MA. 717 Greetlngl UNION LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS CARL PETERSON 2.222 Everett Main 528 I EVERGREEN CEMETERY and EVERETT MARBLE & GRANITE WORKS ] I 4101 Broadway MA. 137 I L Greetings HOGLAND'$ A Truck for Every Purpose 321 Paine Ave. Phone Main 202 IT WILL PAY YOU TO INSURE THROUGH US. We reprment the General Insurance Com- pany of America, a fire insurance company wttn a paid up capital stock which pays dividends to policy holders. D. A. DURYEE & CO. Established 1902 Real Estate, Insurance and Rentals 2715 COLBY AVENUE MAIn 1010 1422 Hewltt TRAFTON SEA FOODS FISH MARKET  WHERE THEY ARE ALWAYS FRESH Phone Black 989 VERNON S. WRIGHT Public Accountant and Tax Consultant Central Building MAin 399 I Greetings WESTERN FUEL CO. l Complete Fuel Service 9th & Broadway Phone MA. 282 I il EVERETT,,BOOK :AND STATIONERY i ............. CHPd SI:MAS {AIID$ .and G IF:T8 ........ .......... 1 2944"OLBY AVENUE , " MAIN 133 I Combat Christmas By E. A. Monaghan ' THIS isn't the--" Barne Mc- Guigan couldn't seem t0"find an adequate word, although his sol- dier vocabulary ordinarily was not limited to the Kings' English in its purest form. "Brother, you Said It! ' Mart Nichols r e p I i e d -- unconsciously paradoxical. 'Christmas Eve in chis refrigerated fringe of - -" and he, too, left his sen- tence unfinished. After all the place ha almost mentioned wasn't noted for its chill. Mart swung his carbine over his heavy parka. "Well, Barney," he said as they trudget through the heavy snow, "we're lucky we ain't in front of Von Rundo etedt's punch instead of Just holding the edges." "Nuts, Mart, Id rather be fightin' than patrolin' these God-forsaken hills. What lousy duty!" "And on Christmas Eve!" Mart tepee't- ed. "Brother, how I wish I was back home fixin' the tree for young Danny!" In 1944 the winter in Western Europe foreboded evil. The worst weather in forty years lashed the continent. In De- cember the trees of the Ardennes bent under heavy snows and sharp winds. The ky was murky as if God wanted to shut out the sight of the agonized but organ- ized murder of thousands of men. The German counter-offensive in the Ardennes began December 16. Von Rund- stedt attacked with a combined force of 24 divisions and all the armored units 'he could muster. The weather favored the attacking forces and the leaden skies prevented even a semblance of aerial sup- port. The success of the push was ad- mitted. Before it could gain momentum and go on to the coast, General Elsen- hewer decided to pinch off this enormous force and strangle it with American steel and guts. Infantry units moved in from the north and the south. The shoulders were stubbornly held at Monschau and Echternach. Every piece of mechanized equipment was committed. Unseasoned troops, Just arrived from the States, were rushed from the coast to stem the tide. A report said, "The weather ceased to favor* the enemy between 23 and 26 De* cember." As far as Barney and Mart were con- cerned--they were 'helping to hold the southern end of the ptncer below Echter- nach--this report was somewhat short of the truth. The wind was biting as they began a systematic search of houses on the outskirts of the town. The mixed lineage of the inhabitants was reflected in their manner--glum obedience or joy- ous hospitality. All of them, however, showed the long period of forced sacri- fice in their gaunt faces and patched clothes. Dusk was fast approaching darkness. They hurried their pace until there was only one more house to cover on their rounds. The wind 'had abated, and a light snow began to fall as they neared this little house at the bend in the road. The sound of sharp voices and tragic sobbing was unmistakable as they drew closer to the door. Barney automatically slid his carbine from his shoulder and cradled it tn his arm. Mart hit the door with his billy. A woman probably in her early thirties but whose haggard face clearly showed (Continued on page 43) \\; EVERETT Greetings . W. AL. GORDON Credit Bureau of Everett COLLECTION DEPT. 524 Central Bldg. MA. 739 EVERETT'S ONLY HOME- OWNED DEPARTMENT STORE BUCKER AVENUE PLUMBING & HEATING SHOP ALEX GYOROG, Prop. 2715 Rucker Ave. Red 1133 Marysvllle 2463' 2719 COLBY McGRATH STATIONERY CO. CRUCIFIXES - HALLJVIARK CARDS -'GIFTS MAI,N 146 Jm 'verett's Largest Woman's Store ROTARY BAKERY "It's the Oven" DICKSON & TROTTER TWO STORES Quality Rules Rotary Bakery produptl We Carry a Complete Line of DELICATESSEN GOODR 2809 COLBY 1827 BROADWAY BURNETT BROS., Inc. "Everett's Leading Jewelers"  Pay Us as You are Paid WETMORE AND HEWITT . M'AIN 409 .RUMBAUGH-McLAIN The Store of Christmas Cheer Furniture - Homefurnishings Dry Goods - Ready-to-Wear HOLMES Home Made Candies Chocolates --Party Candies 1514 Hewitt Ph. MA. 177-]R I 2930 COLBY AVE. BLACK & KING STATIONERY AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT EVERETT ] ' BARCOTT BROTHERS PAINTS, GLASS AND WALLPAPER Preservative a Dupont Paints PAINTERS AND DECORATORS 2818 Hoyt Ave. Main 360 % BROAOWAY j All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish and Poultry. Corner of Hewitt Ave. and Broadwa I THE H, (). SEIFFERT CO." i'l I I, :",: .... i ..... , :Ft'E,';,i'iLo,@ ': MATERIA',, -'L'U"ER ........  ..... " ' O. e e Page Forty-Two The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS "2" IP EVERETT Providence Hospital EVEL w,'l'l , WIN. Conducted by the Sisters of Charity ot Providence NURSES' SCHOOL IN CONNECTION SIMPSON HUTCHINGS MOTOR CO. FORD SALES and SERVICE Rucker and Pacific Phone MA. 637 Season's Greetings D AIRI GOLD MILK PIONEB UNITED DAIRIES 26th and Broadway Phone 271 Seasbn's Greetings : ASSOCIATLD SAND & GRAVEl. SIEVERS & DUECY, ENGINEERS 2508 COLBY MAIN 1111 GREETINGS SKUCY'S Fine Furs JOHN SKUCY. JR. 2911 Wetmore MA. 907 KIRSH SHEET METAL WORKS H. R. JOHNSON. Mgr. 2811 Wetmore Main 183-R Season's Greetings PACIFIC TIMBER CO. EVERETT Everett Abstract & Title Company 2908 Wetmore ...... Main 401 Complete Pl'itle Service IN Snohomlsh County, Agent for Puget Sound Title Insurance Company. S. J. PRIEBE 2916 Wetmore Main 178 STATIONERY, PRINTING Office Supplies & Equipment HAUSLER-RASMUSSEN LUMBER CO. ] IBUILOING MATERIALS 2411 HEWITTmMA. 298 THE VALETOR Cleaners Cleaning-Dyeing-Pressing- Repalrlna RUgS and Upholstery GRAND AND WALL MA. 717 Greetlngl UNION LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS CARL PETERSON 2.222 Everett Main 528 I EVERGREEN CEMETERY and EVERETT MARBLE & GRANITE WORKS ] I 4101 Broadway MA. 137 I L Greetings HOGLAND'$ A Truck for Every Purpose 321 Paine Ave. Phone Main 202 IT WILL PAY YOU TO INSURE THROUGH US. We reprment the General Insurance Com- pany of America, a fire insurance company wttn a paid up capital stock which pays dividends to policy holders. D. A. DURYEE & CO. Established 1902 Real Estate, Insurance and Rentals 2715 COLBY AVENUE MAIn 1010 1422 Hewltt TRAFTON SEA FOODS FISH MARKET  WHERE THEY ARE ALWAYS FRESH Phone Black 989 VERNON S. WRIGHT Public Accountant and Tax Consultant Central Building MAin 399 I Greetings WESTERN FUEL CO. l Complete Fuel Service 9th & Broadway Phone MA. 282 I il EVERETT,,BOOK :AND STATIONERY i ............. CHPd SI:MAS {AIID$ .and G IF:T8 ........ .......... 1 2944"OLBY AVENUE , " MAIN 133 I Combat Christmas By E. A. Monaghan ' THIS isn't the--" Barne Mc- Guigan couldn't seem t0"find an adequate word, although his sol- dier vocabulary ordinarily was not limited to the Kings' English in its purest form. "Brother, you Said It! ' Mart Nichols r e p I i e d -- unconsciously paradoxical. 'Christmas Eve in chis refrigerated fringe of - -" and he, too, left his sen- tence unfinished. After all the place ha almost mentioned wasn't noted for its chill. Mart swung his carbine over his heavy parka. "Well, Barney," he said as they trudget through the heavy snow, "we're lucky we ain't in front of Von Rundo etedt's punch instead of Just holding the edges." "Nuts, Mart, Id rather be fightin' than patrolin' these God-forsaken hills. What lousy duty!" "And on Christmas Eve!" Mart tepee't- ed. "Brother, how I wish I was back home fixin' the tree for young Danny!" In 1944 the winter in Western Europe foreboded evil. The worst weather in forty years lashed the continent. In De- cember the trees of the Ardennes bent under heavy snows and sharp winds. The ky was murky as if God wanted to shut out the sight of the agonized but organ- ized murder of thousands of men. The German counter-offensive in the Ardennes began December 16. Von Rund- stedt attacked with a combined force of 24 divisions and all the armored units 'he could muster. The weather favored the attacking forces and the leaden skies prevented even a semblance of aerial sup- port. The success of the push was ad- mitted. Before it could gain momentum and go on to the coast, General Elsen- hewer decided to pinch off this enormous force and strangle it with American steel and guts. Infantry units moved in from the north and the south. The shoulders were stubbornly held at Monschau and Echternach. Every piece of mechanized equipment was committed. Unseasoned troops, Just arrived from the States, were rushed from the coast to stem the tide. A report said, "The weather ceased to favor* the enemy between 23 and 26 De* cember." As far as Barney and Mart were con- cerned--they were 'helping to hold the southern end of the ptncer below Echter- nach--this report was somewhat short of the truth. The wind was biting as they began a systematic search of houses on the outskirts of the town. The mixed lineage of the inhabitants was reflected in their manner--glum obedience or joy- ous hospitality. All of them, however, showed the long period of forced sacri- fice in their gaunt faces and patched clothes. Dusk was fast approaching darkness. They hurried their pace until there was only one more house to cover on their rounds. The wind 'had abated, and a light snow began to fall as they neared this little house at the bend in the road. The sound of sharp voices and tragic sobbing was unmistakable as they drew closer to the door. Barney automatically slid his carbine from his shoulder and cradled it tn his arm. Mart hit the door with his billy. A woman probably in her early thirties but whose haggard face clearly showed (Continued on page 43) \\; EVERETT Greetings . W. AL. GORDON Credit Bureau of Everett COLLECTION DEPT. 524 Central Bldg. MA. 739 EVERETT'S ONLY HOME- OWNED DEPARTMENT STORE BUCKER AVENUE PLUMBING & HEATING SHOP ALEX GYOROG, Prop. 2715 Rucker Ave. Red 1133 Marysvllle 2463' 2719 COLBY McGRATH STATIONERY CO. CRUCIFIXES - HALLJVIARK CARDS -'GIFTS MAI,N 146 Jm 'verett's Largest Woman's Store ROTARY BAKERY "It's the Oven" DICKSON & TROTTER TWO STORES Quality Rules Rotary Bakery produptl We Carry a Complete Line of DELICATESSEN GOODR 2809 COLBY 1827 BROADWAY BURNETT BROS., Inc. "Everett's Leading Jewelers"  Pay Us as You are Paid WETMORE AND HEWITT . M'AIN 409 .RUMBAUGH-McLAIN The Store of Christmas Cheer Furniture - Homefurnishings Dry Goods - Ready-to-Wear HOLMES Home Made Candies Chocolates --Party Candies 1514 Hewitt Ph. MA. 177-]R I 2930 COLBY AVE. BLACK & KING STATIONERY AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT EVERETT ] ' BARCOTT BROTHERS PAINTS, GLASS AND WALLPAPER Preservative a Dupont Paints PAINTERS AND DECORATORS 2818 Hoyt Ave. Main 360 % BROAOWAY j All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats, Fish and Poultry. Corner of Hewitt Ave. and Broadwa I THE H, (). SEIFFERT CO." i'l I I, :",: .... i ..... , :Ft'E,';,i'iLo,@ ': MATERIA',, -'L'U"ER ........  ..... " ' O. e e