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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Forty-Three f I the aging process of privation, opened the door. "God be praised! The American Army!" she exclaimed in rapid French. "Ben soir, mes heros, welcome--reals en- trez." Her manner was gracious but her appearance the picture of despair. Looking quickly around Mart discov- ered the source of the disturbance. Two spindly-legged little boys -- apparently about five and evidently twins -- were weeping disconsolately. An older lad-- seven or eight, straight lipped and solemn --glowered at the soldiers. Mart, think- ing of his own kid brother, couldn't re- sist walking over to the youngster to see what the trouble was. Meanwhile the mother was explaining to Barney, in even more rapid French, this latest addition to her woes. She had not seen her hus- iand in three years; perhaps he was a prisoner in Germany, perhaps he was dead. She had a difficult time to keep her family together. But her troubles were made more intense when the Nazis had taken over the schools.. On Christmas Eve she had always cuddled her babies to her before the fire and told them the ageless tales of Saint Nicholas, she recalled. And the children always left their little wooden shoes on the doorstep and went to bed in the happy expectation that, in the morning, they vuld find candy and toys left by the EVERETT Diamond Cleaners W. E. Springer CLEANERS and DYERS 2927 Wetmore Phone Black 65 Season's Greetings PACIFIC TOW BOAT CO. Greetings L. J. GORDON REFRIGERATION services & Supplies - Wholesale & Retail 1924 HEWITT MA. 652 For Better Yolues In Ready-to-Wear ' SHOP AT LE VINE'S (Formerly Sllvertone Bros.) 1512 Hewitt Ave. MOTOR REBUILD SUPPLY Automotive Jobbers Complete Shop Service 2938 Rucker Ave. MA. 164 MULLIGAN FARM IMP. CO. 2401 Hewitt Everett TRACTORS -- FARM IMPLEMENTS Garden Tractors- Wisconsin Engines " Doming Water Systems THOR ELECTRIC TOOLS THE LLOYD COMPANY Hardware, Mill, Logging and Marine Supplies Automatic OII Burners and Furnaces, Air' Conditioners, Water Bystems for Farms. RUCKER & HEWITT MA, 27 IDEAS PLAN HELPS FINANCING MATE.RIALS For Those Who Wish to Build STOWELL LUMBER CO. 2730 Broadway Phone Main 939 "Your Eye Comfort Is Our Aim--Which Insures Mutual Progress." BINYON OPTOMETRISTS N. A. MCKEOWN, D. D. Evrqtt Branch--2718 Colby Ave. J. R. Blnyon, lrealdent MARY IMMACULATE Giver of Gifts. This year it would be impossible to fill the tiny shoes, though she had managed to save a piece of bo- logna for each of the small ones. Her voice began to crack. "My oldest, poor Pierre--but you mustn't blame him--has been poisoned by their filthy propaganda, Those filthy Boche! They are making atheists out of innocent babies." The older boy, who had been listening attentively, now burst out, "Our teacher, Herr Kunkle, has often explained to us that our .beloved Fuehrer Herr Hitler is the greatest giver of gifts. He said this Noel all the children Would be brought to camp, and they would show us that 1 we left our shoes out for St. Nicholas, the next morning they would still be empty. But he promised us that on the Fuehrer's birthday every child would re- ceive candy and playthings from our kindly leader." "Why... that dirty Nazi!" Mart cried. Then, turning to the youngsters, he said very emphatically: "Don't you believe that stuff. Of course there's a Santa Claus--I mean St. Nicholas! You leave your shoes out tonight and you'll see!" But as Barney and Mart left the little house they had their own misgivings about whether this year there would be what could be called Christmas. They trudged on to their rendezvous point where they met other tired men who had just completed patrolling duties, and waited with them for the platoon which would relieve them. The relief men were not in a jovial mood. Gus Ripler reflected the general feelings when he said, "You lucky stiffs --you can at least get some sleep. Luck- ily I don't believe in this Christmas busi- ness or I might feel sorry for myself. But 1 sure had my heart set on celebrat- ing New Year's in Berlin." Steve Mason introduced a cheery note: "News,. fellas, those dopey supply boys finally brought up some mail. Barney, you and Mart both got packages. We put 'em on your bunks." Fatigued, but delighted at the thought of finally hearing from home--Christ- mas packages, too--the men made their .way to their improvised barracks. "You know Barney, I got a bright idea." Mart hesitated. "Do you mind losing a little sack time?" "Listen, Mart, the only thing that would keep me out of the sack would be a bottle of cognac  br-o-ther, am I tired!" Gus and Steve were returning from their night stretch--cold, tired and hun- gry. The air was clear and crisp. It had long since stopped snowing, but the fresh blanket of white had given the country- side an aura of beauty marred only by the distant rumbling of big guns. Suddenly the calm was broken by loud excited shouts around the bend. Reluc- tantly, they hurried to investigate. Clear- ing the bend in full stride, the scene they beheld stopped them tn their tracks--a scene so strange and unbelievable. They moved closer to see if they were, per- haps, mistaken. Three youngsters were shouting and Jumpingup and down. A woman, prob- ably their mother, was holding a hand- kerchief to her face. They couldn't tell whether she was sobbing or giggling. The object of the boys' delight was a small fir tree--a tree .lightly covered with glistening snow. Coming closer the men saw that its bra'nches were draped with strips of tinfoil about the length o gum Wfappers 'Candy ba 'd chew- LEAF TRIBUTE Using a pin, a half- tone likeness of Mary Immaculate is etched on a leaf from the campus of Manhattan College, New York City, by Brother Adri- an Lewis, F.S.C., his tribute to Mary Im- maculate on her Feast Day, December 8. Brother Adrian's hob- by has been the etch- ing of religious art on natural leaves by pene- trating the texture of the leaf to different microscopic depths, thus achieving a half- tone effect. --(NC Photos). ing gum, and cans of meat, the wrap- i I pers removed, were tied on with colored cellophane. A hand- knitted sweater, gloves, a' well-worn mouth organ and a pocket knife lay beneath the tree. Nearer the house were six wooden shoes over- flowing with edibles. In their joy the children and their mother were completely oblivious to the soldiers until they started away. "Joy- eux Noel!" they shouted then, and the two Americans turned and waved. "Steve, how about dropping in on the Pcdre's shindig before we turn in," said Gus. You know I've been thinking . . . there's something to this Christmas busi- " hess after all." At the foot of a tree a white cloth had. been thrown over a stack of ammo boxes. On this improvised altar a priest was celebrating Christmas Mass. As Gus and Steve joined the throng of soldiers cir- c]ed about the altar they noticed Barney 'and Mart--unshaven and dirty, but some- how remLnding them of dim-remembered pictures of cherubic choir boys as they sang with the others, "... Venite adore- nus." MOUNT VERNON GREETINGS Visitors Welcome HOWSON'S SKAGIT C0-0PERATIVE 01L C0. FEEDS--SEEDS--FERTI LIZERS PETROLEU,M PRODUCTS Phone 1531 GREETINGS FROM HOFSTEE'S Fountain Lunch FIRST AND PINE MOUNT VERNON DESOTO, PL#MOUTH Greetings from PICTSWEET FOODS. INC. Packers of a Quality Line of Canned Pas and Corn and nearly 30 Varieties of Fresh Frozen Foods CANNING FACTORIES Bozeman. Montana: Elleeeburg. East Stanwood and Mount Vernon. Washington. FREEZING PLANT 8TANWOOD -- MONROE, WASH. SANTA CLARA, CALIF JENS LASSEN "Seed Grower Box 578 I Mt. Vernon ! Phone 5944 I DOTY'S GROCERY A. B. DOTY, Mgr. Fancy & Staple Groceries Phones West Coast 11 Rural 7022 i BAMES HOME BAKERY , Bread -- Rolls -- Cakes "Llke Mother Made" - PHONE 1121 MT. VERNON i OLSON & THIBERT HUDSON SALES & SERVICE Phone 4464 COMBAT MOTOR CO. Phone 701 OLDSMOBILE SALES & SERVICE REPAIRS ON ALL MAKES Body and Fender Work--Painting--Motor Tune-Up--Lubrication ASHLEY PONTIAC SALES and SERVICE Second and Gates Streets ]Phone 82 Home "EWING" Equipment Heating & Plumbing ELECTRIC APPLIANCES 902 South 6th. Phone 464 or 2405 SEASON'S GREETINGS : JACK COX MOTOR CO. ASSOCIATED SEED GROWERS, INC. BREEDERS AND GROWERS OF VEGETABLE SEEDS SINCE 1856 Highland Pacific Dairy PASTEURIZED MILK The Only SAFE Milk Homogenized Milk GREETINGS PRESIDENT HOTEL NEWTON J. GILLILAND Phone 100 : . '. .' " ' , , ,, I PHONE  J Greetings from SKAGIT COUNTY ABSTRACT COMPANY | GREETINGS HENRY D. DUNHAM Funeral Director " AMBULANCE SERVICE Phone 1341 Mt. Vernon Greeting= MILLER'S Department Store ..... 1, MT. ,VERNGN , The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Forty-Three f I the aging process of privation, opened the door. "God be praised! The American Army!" she exclaimed in rapid French. "Ben soir, mes heros, welcome--reals en- trez." Her manner was gracious but her appearance the picture of despair. Looking quickly around Mart discov- ered the source of the disturbance. Two spindly-legged little boys -- apparently about five and evidently twins -- were weeping disconsolately. An older lad-- seven or eight, straight lipped and solemn --glowered at the soldiers. Mart, think- ing of his own kid brother, couldn't re- sist walking over to the youngster to see what the trouble was. Meanwhile the mother was explaining to Barney, in even more rapid French, this latest addition to her woes. She had not seen her hus- iand in three years; perhaps he was a prisoner in Germany, perhaps he was dead. She had a difficult time to keep her family together. But her troubles were made more intense when the Nazis had taken over the schools.. On Christmas Eve she had always cuddled her babies to her before the fire and told them the ageless tales of Saint Nicholas, she recalled. And the children always left their little wooden shoes on the doorstep and went to bed in the happy expectation that, in the morning, they vuld find candy and toys left by the EVERETT Diamond Cleaners W. E. Springer CLEANERS and DYERS 2927 Wetmore Phone Black 65 Season's Greetings PACIFIC TOW BOAT CO. Greetings L. J. GORDON REFRIGERATION services & Supplies - Wholesale & Retail 1924 HEWITT MA. 652 For Better Yolues In Ready-to-Wear ' SHOP AT LE VINE'S (Formerly Sllvertone Bros.) 1512 Hewitt Ave. MOTOR REBUILD SUPPLY Automotive Jobbers Complete Shop Service 2938 Rucker Ave. MA. 164 MULLIGAN FARM IMP. CO. 2401 Hewitt Everett TRACTORS -- FARM IMPLEMENTS Garden Tractors- Wisconsin Engines " Doming Water Systems THOR ELECTRIC TOOLS THE LLOYD COMPANY Hardware, Mill, Logging and Marine Supplies Automatic OII Burners and Furnaces, Air' Conditioners, Water Bystems for Farms. RUCKER & HEWITT MA, 27 IDEAS PLAN HELPS FINANCING MATE.RIALS For Those Who Wish to Build STOWELL LUMBER CO. 2730 Broadway Phone Main 939 "Your Eye Comfort Is Our Aim--Which Insures Mutual Progress." BINYON OPTOMETRISTS N. A. MCKEOWN, D. D. Evrqtt Branch--2718 Colby Ave. J. R. Blnyon, lrealdent MARY IMMACULATE Giver of Gifts. This year it would be impossible to fill the tiny shoes, though she had managed to save a piece of bo- logna for each of the small ones. Her voice began to crack. "My oldest, poor Pierre--but you mustn't blame him--has been poisoned by their filthy propaganda, Those filthy Boche! They are making atheists out of innocent babies." The older boy, who had been listening attentively, now burst out, "Our teacher, Herr Kunkle, has often explained to us that our .beloved Fuehrer Herr Hitler is the greatest giver of gifts. He said this Noel all the children Would be brought to camp, and they would show us that 1 we left our shoes out for St. Nicholas, the next morning they would still be empty. But he promised us that on the Fuehrer's birthday every child would re- ceive candy and playthings from our kindly leader." "Why... that dirty Nazi!" Mart cried. Then, turning to the youngsters, he said very emphatically: "Don't you believe that stuff. Of course there's a Santa Claus--I mean St. Nicholas! You leave your shoes out tonight and you'll see!" But as Barney and Mart left the little house they had their own misgivings about whether this year there would be what could be called Christmas. They trudged on to their rendezvous point where they met other tired men who had just completed patrolling duties, and waited with them for the platoon which would relieve them. The relief men were not in a jovial mood. Gus Ripler reflected the general feelings when he said, "You lucky stiffs --you can at least get some sleep. Luck- ily I don't believe in this Christmas busi- ness or I might feel sorry for myself. But 1 sure had my heart set on celebrat- ing New Year's in Berlin." Steve Mason introduced a cheery note: "News,. fellas, those dopey supply boys finally brought up some mail. Barney, you and Mart both got packages. We put 'em on your bunks." Fatigued, but delighted at the thought of finally hearing from home--Christ- mas packages, too--the men made their .way to their improvised barracks. "You know Barney, I got a bright idea." Mart hesitated. "Do you mind losing a little sack time?" "Listen, Mart, the only thing that would keep me out of the sack would be a bottle of cognac  br-o-ther, am I tired!" Gus and Steve were returning from their night stretch--cold, tired and hun- gry. The air was clear and crisp. It had long since stopped snowing, but the fresh blanket of white had given the country- side an aura of beauty marred only by the distant rumbling of big guns. Suddenly the calm was broken by loud excited shouts around the bend. Reluc- tantly, they hurried to investigate. Clear- ing the bend in full stride, the scene they beheld stopped them tn their tracks--a scene so strange and unbelievable. They moved closer to see if they were, per- haps, mistaken. Three youngsters were shouting and Jumpingup and down. A woman, prob- ably their mother, was holding a hand- kerchief to her face. They couldn't tell whether she was sobbing or giggling. The object of the boys' delight was a small fir tree--a tree .lightly covered with glistening snow. Coming closer the men saw that its bra'nches were draped with strips of tinfoil about the length o gum Wfappers 'Candy ba 'd chew- LEAF TRIBUTE Using a pin, a half- tone likeness of Mary Immaculate is etched on a leaf from the campus of Manhattan College, New York City, by Brother Adri- an Lewis, F.S.C., his tribute to Mary Im- maculate on her Feast Day, December 8. Brother Adrian's hob- by has been the etch- ing of religious art on natural leaves by pene- trating the texture of the leaf to different microscopic depths, thus achieving a half- tone effect. --(NC Photos). ing gum, and cans of meat, the wrap- i I pers removed, were tied on with colored cellophane. A hand- knitted sweater, gloves, a' well-worn mouth organ and a pocket knife lay beneath the tree. Nearer the house were six wooden shoes over- flowing with edibles. In their joy the children and their mother were completely oblivious to the soldiers until they started away. "Joy- eux Noel!" they shouted then, and the two Americans turned and waved. "Steve, how about dropping in on the Pcdre's shindig before we turn in," said Gus. You know I've been thinking . . . there's something to this Christmas busi- " hess after all." At the foot of a tree a white cloth had. been thrown over a stack of ammo boxes. On this improvised altar a priest was celebrating Christmas Mass. As Gus and Steve joined the throng of soldiers cir- c]ed about the altar they noticed Barney 'and Mart--unshaven and dirty, but some- how remLnding them of dim-remembered pictures of cherubic choir boys as they sang with the others, "... Venite adore- nus." MOUNT VERNON GREETINGS Visitors Welcome HOWSON'S SKAGIT C0-0PERATIVE 01L C0. FEEDS--SEEDS--FERTI LIZERS PETROLEU,M PRODUCTS Phone 1531 GREETINGS FROM HOFSTEE'S Fountain Lunch FIRST AND PINE MOUNT VERNON DESOTO, PL#MOUTH Greetings from PICTSWEET FOODS. INC. Packers of a Quality Line of Canned Pas and Corn and nearly 30 Varieties of Fresh Frozen Foods CANNING FACTORIES Bozeman. Montana: Elleeeburg. East Stanwood and Mount Vernon. Washington. FREEZING PLANT 8TANWOOD -- MONROE, WASH. SANTA CLARA, CALIF JENS LASSEN "Seed Grower Box 578 I Mt. Vernon ! Phone 5944 I DOTY'S GROCERY A. B. DOTY, Mgr. Fancy & Staple Groceries Phones West Coast 11 Rural 7022 i BAMES HOME BAKERY , Bread -- Rolls -- Cakes "Llke Mother Made" - PHONE 1121 MT. VERNON i OLSON & THIBERT HUDSON SALES & SERVICE Phone 4464 COMBAT MOTOR CO. Phone 701 OLDSMOBILE SALES & SERVICE REPAIRS ON ALL MAKES Body and Fender Work--Painting--Motor Tune-Up--Lubrication ASHLEY PONTIAC SALES and SERVICE Second and Gates Streets ]Phone 82 Home "EWING" Equipment Heating & Plumbing ELECTRIC APPLIANCES 902 South 6th. Phone 464 or 2405 SEASON'S GREETINGS : JACK COX MOTOR CO. ASSOCIATED SEED GROWERS, INC. BREEDERS AND GROWERS OF VEGETABLE SEEDS SINCE 1856 Highland Pacific Dairy PASTEURIZED MILK The Only SAFE Milk Homogenized Milk GREETINGS PRESIDENT HOTEL NEWTON J. GILLILAND Phone 100 : . '. .' " ' , , ,, I PHONE  J Greetings from SKAGIT COUNTY ABSTRACT COMPANY | GREETINGS HENRY D. DUNHAM Funeral Director " AMBULANCE SERVICE Phone 1341 Mt. Vernon Greeting= MILLER'S Department Store ..... 1, MT. ,VERNGN ,