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-% Page Forty-Four The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS On Travelling If you have never travelled by bus, you don't know America. If you have never travelled by bus on a holiday; you don't know Americans. B.q REV. L. G. MILLER , C.SS.R. T has happened occasionally within re- cent years that someone has gotten the idea of burying deep in the ground a aled cylinder containing documents and pictures which are supposed to be in the nature of a commentary on our times. Tie idea is that perhaps 1,000 years flora now an earth-resident will dip up this evidence and will be able to form a better opinion of our era than might be possible from a study of the frag- ments of steel on the surface which will constitute about the only relics of our civilization after the atomic cataclysm. Whether, after scanning this evidence and depicting our quaint signs and sym- bols, his opinion will be worse or better, no man can tell. But in the interests of completeness we have a suggestion for the next millionaire who decides to sink a shaft and bury a cylinder. Let him en- close in his cylinder a few plctm'es of tile interior of a big city bus station on an average Saturday afternoon. Only thus will be preserved for a future generation PORT TOWNSEND St. John Hospital, PORT TOWNSIND, WN. Conducted by the Sisters of Charity at Providence FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS CORSAGES - DESIGNS- FERNS Call 760 DON-ELK Flower Shop DR & MRS. F. J. JOHNSON the full flavor of an outstanding phenom- enon of our times. We refer to the fierce urge to travel which marks our civilization; the com- pelling drive which seizes upon the mod- ern American on week-ends and holidays to leave the place he is and go somewhere else. No age or race or class is exempt; the thing has become epidemic, and there are certain times in the year such as the Fourth of July and Labor Day when the urge breaks out into a wild frenzy during which seemingly the entire popu- lation of a city tries to get out of town and all the surrounding farmers and vil- lagers try to get in. These two human tidal waves generally meet and breal with tremendous stir and clamor upon the tiled floors of the transportation depots. There are good reasons for selecting a bus station as best mirroring this mod- ern urge to move. It may be true that the railroads carry more people than the buses, but the bus stations are usually smaller, and the buses necessary., limited In capacity. As a consequence, there is more physical density in the crowds in and around buses, and for the chronicler of our customs, the bus depot is undoubt- by Bus in Packwaukee Corners does little credit to the real beauties of the town. None of these beauties is by-passed by the bus; in fact, if the village in ques- tion is off the main highway, the driver usually sees to it that, however rough may be the way, the bus by means of various side roads is made to emerge eventually into Main Street. Then will follow a brief stop in front of the gen- eral store or perhaps an oil station, dur- ing which period the occupants of the bus can divert themselves by sizing up the local residents lounging along the sidewalk, and the local residents in turn can carefully inspect the bus and those who are in it. It is all very cozy and homelike. Nobody is in a tearing hurzT when he takes a bus. Your dyed-in-the-wool bus traveller wants no part of the polished streamliner, barreling through the coun- PORT ANGELES tryside at a hundred miles an hour. What ou earth can you see going that fast? Even the telephone poles become a blur at tlmt speed, and as for towns like Bar- ber Junction and Deep Creek, the stream- liner contemptuously spurns them; it doesn't even blow the whistle for them; it shoots through timm so fast they might as well not be on the map. That*s no way to travel, your bus enthusiast will tell you. Why not take it easy and see the PORT ANGELES Greetings From K&K Fine Foods 130 East Sixth St., PL. Angeles We feature Nationally Advertised Foods Fresh Fruits and Produce - Meats OPEN EVENINGS TILL 9 P. M'. Tom Kish &Chas. Kennedy Epperson & Sons Lumber and Millwork Roofing and Insulation E. R. NAYLOR 118 E. 8th Phone 1400 ANGELES GRAVEL & SUPPLY CO. A Complete Line of Building Materials PHONE 123 I edly the best place to study the modern I THE ELECTRIC COMPANY phenomenon of travel. As a matter of fact, there 18 no doubt that many people prefer to travel on the . 119 North Oak Street Phone 74 bus rather than by air or by train. It ' is considerably cheaper, for one thing,, I and for another, the buses stop at every I small village and crossroad, if a pal- ] longer wishes to be accommodated in this I way. This makes for something cozy and J homelike in bus travel. In what other J means of conveyance will the traveller be ] enabled to inspect the main streets of I Spread Eagle, Garden Prairie, Waters- ] meet and Lena X Road? What a pity if I he vrere given no opportunity to size up through the bus window the General Store in Weyauwaga, Waucosta, Butter- nut or Packwaukee Corners? It Is true, the train also passes through many such picturesque villages, but It either passes through so fast that one scarcely catches a glimpse of the place, or else, If It does stop, everybody knowe that the section around the railroad depot PORT TOWNSEND CALL US - - - for all kinds PLUMBING & HEATING James W. Caven 1377-W ;718 W. THIRD ST. KING & FOLK MUSIC COMPANY, PIANO TUNING - SHiET MUSIC Grand and Upright Pianos Muslaal Instruments of All Klnde Phone 7T 122 m. lit GEORGE'S SERVICE STATION, Inc. NASH CARS and MACK TRUCKS Sales and Service Wrecker  Day-Night 2NO & LINCOLN PHONE 940 "Furniture Worth Living With'* PHONE 141 PORT ANGELES I e Port Townsend Packing Co. GROCERIES, MEATS, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 215-219 Taylor Street Modern Locker Storage s Fresh Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Telephone 234 BUILDING " SUPPLY COMPANY Building Material Washington and Kearney St.--Ph. 182 TOWNSEND LAUNDRY and CLEANERS Phone 444 244 Monroe Street JIM'S CAB PORT TOWNSEND TAXI CABS call 820 Day & Night Service  Insured Carriers WATER ST. / CENTRAL CAFE Always the Best In Town PHONB 16e For Good Hunting, Fishing and Sporting Goods Calf A. G. RAMSDELL 229 Taylor St. phone 244 HANE HARDWARE Telephone 410 HOUSIHOLD FURNISHINGS SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT8 8porting Goods -- Marine Supplied Builders' Hardware  Fostorls Glassware ANGELES BRAND MILK . CREAM - BUTTER - ICE CREAM ANGELES OOPERATIV| C.P2AM|R Phone 765 Greetings HARIKS RINERAL IIOME FUNERAL DIRECTORS AMBULANCE 8ERVICIK Phone 22TW GIL HARPER Mount Angeles Cemetery MARKERS & MONUMENTS 1S5 l. Whldby Tel. 1042 MILLER'S The Prleadl v Doparfment Stoe Where Quality Ooets No More Greetings HANKINS MEN'S STORE 108 EAST F)[RST ST. I PORT ANGELES CONCRETE PRODUCTS CO. GONCRIKTIK PROOUDTS . CONCRIKTI[ BUILDING BLOCKS 710 Marine Drive Phons R9 Hoare & Headrirk 8UPER SERVICE Third & Ltncolu ...... i i , Greefln RAINBOW FISH CO. Our Aim is to Please You "" Every Purchase Guaranteed Phone 16N In Alley Back of Gonsr's COte ,O -% Page Forty-Four The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS On Travelling If you have never travelled by bus, you don't know America. If you have never travelled by bus on a holiday; you don't know Americans. B.q REV. L. G. MILLER , C.SS.R. T has happened occasionally within re- cent years that someone has gotten the idea of burying deep in the ground a aled cylinder containing documents and pictures which are supposed to be in the nature of a commentary on our times. Tie idea is that perhaps 1,000 years flora now an earth-resident will dip up this evidence and will be able to form a better opinion of our era than might be possible from a study of the frag- ments of steel on the surface which will constitute about the only relics of our civilization after the atomic cataclysm. Whether, after scanning this evidence and depicting our quaint signs and sym- bols, his opinion will be worse or better, no man can tell. But in the interests of completeness we have a suggestion for the next millionaire who decides to sink a shaft and bury a cylinder. Let him en- close in his cylinder a few plctm'es of tile interior of a big city bus station on an average Saturday afternoon. Only thus will be preserved for a future generation PORT TOWNSEND St. John Hospital, PORT TOWNSIND, WN. Conducted by the Sisters of Charity at Providence FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS CORSAGES - DESIGNS- FERNS Call 760 DON-ELK Flower Shop DR & MRS. F. J. JOHNSON the full flavor of an outstanding phenom- enon of our times. We refer to the fierce urge to travel which marks our civilization; the com- pelling drive which seizes upon the mod- ern American on week-ends and holidays to leave the place he is and go somewhere else. No age or race or class is exempt; the thing has become epidemic, and there are certain times in the year such as the Fourth of July and Labor Day when the urge breaks out into a wild frenzy during which seemingly the entire popu- lation of a city tries to get out of town and all the surrounding farmers and vil- lagers try to get in. These two human tidal waves generally meet and breal with tremendous stir and clamor upon the tiled floors of the transportation depots. There are good reasons for selecting a bus station as best mirroring this mod- ern urge to move. It may be true that the railroads carry more people than the buses, but the bus stations are usually smaller, and the buses necessary., limited In capacity. As a consequence, there is more physical density in the crowds in and around buses, and for the chronicler of our customs, the bus depot is undoubt- by Bus in Packwaukee Corners does little credit to the real beauties of the town. None of these beauties is by-passed by the bus; in fact, if the village in ques- tion is off the main highway, the driver usually sees to it that, however rough may be the way, the bus by means of various side roads is made to emerge eventually into Main Street. Then will follow a brief stop in front of the gen- eral store or perhaps an oil station, dur- ing which period the occupants of the bus can divert themselves by sizing up the local residents lounging along the sidewalk, and the local residents in turn can carefully inspect the bus and those who are in it. It is all very cozy and homelike. Nobody is in a tearing hurzT when he takes a bus. Your dyed-in-the-wool bus traveller wants no part of the polished streamliner, barreling through the coun- PORT ANGELES tryside at a hundred miles an hour. What ou earth can you see going that fast? Even the telephone poles become a blur at tlmt speed, and as for towns like Bar- ber Junction and Deep Creek, the stream- liner contemptuously spurns them; it doesn't even blow the whistle for them; it shoots through timm so fast they might as well not be on the map. That*s no way to travel, your bus enthusiast will tell you. Why not take it easy and see the PORT ANGELES Greetings From K&K Fine Foods 130 East Sixth St., PL. Angeles We feature Nationally Advertised Foods Fresh Fruits and Produce - Meats OPEN EVENINGS TILL 9 P. M'. Tom Kish & Chas. Kennedy Epperson & Sons Lumber and Millwork Roofing and Insulation E. R. NAYLOR 118 E. 8th Phone 1400 ANGELES GRAVEL & SUPPLY CO. A Complete Line of Building Materials PHONE 123 I edly the best place to study the modern I THE ELECTRIC COMPANY phenomenon of travel. As a matter of fact, there 18 no doubt that many people prefer to travel on the . 119 North Oak Street Phone 74 bus rather than by air or by train. It ' is considerably cheaper, for one thing,, I and for another, the buses stop at every I small village and crossroad, if a pal- ] longer wishes to be accommodated in this I way. This makes for something cozy and J homelike in bus travel. In what other J means of conveyance will the traveller be ] enabled to inspect the main streets of I Spread Eagle, Garden Prairie, Waters- ] meet and Lena X Road? What a pity if I he vrere given no opportunity to size up through the bus window the General Store in Weyauwaga, Waucosta, Butter- nut or Packwaukee Corners? It Is true, the train also passes through many such picturesque villages, but It either passes through so fast that one scarcely catches a glimpse of the place, or else, If It does stop, everybody knowe that the section around the railroad depot PORT TOWNSEND CALL US - - - for all kinds PLUMBING & HEATING James W. Caven 1377-W ;718 W. THIRD ST. KING & FOLK MUSIC COMPANY, PIANO TUNING - SHiET MUSIC Grand and Upright Pianos Muslaal Instruments of All Klnde Phone 7T 122 m. lit GEORGE'S SERVICE STATION, Inc. NASH CARS and MACK TRUCKS Sales and Service Wrecker  Day-Night 2NO & LINCOLN PHONE 940 "Furniture Worth Living With'* PHONE 141 PORT ANGELES I e Port Townsend Packing Co. GROCERIES, MEATS, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 215-219 Taylor Street Modern Locker Storage s Fresh Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Telephone 234 BUILDING " SUPPLY COMPANY Building Material Washington and Kearney St.--Ph. 182 TOWNSEND LAUNDRY and CLEANERS Phone 444 244 Monroe Street JIM'S CAB PORT TOWNSEND TAXI CABS call 820 Day & Night Service  Insured Carriers WATER ST. / CENTRAL CAFE Always the Best In Town PHONB 16e For Good Hunting, Fishing and Sporting Goods Calf A. G. RAMSDELL 229 Taylor St. phone 244 HANE HARDWARE Telephone 410 HOUSIHOLD FURNISHINGS SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT8 8porting Goods -- Marine Supplied Builders' Hardware  Fostorls Glassware ANGELES BRAND MILK . CREAM - BUTTER - ICE CREAM ANGELES OOPERATIV| C.P2AM|R Phone 765 Greetings HARIKS RINERAL IIOME FUNERAL DIRECTORS AMBULANCE 8ERVICIK Phone 22TW GIL HARPER Mount Angeles Cemetery MARKERS & MONUMENTS 1S5 l. Whldby Tel. 1042 MILLER'S The Prleadl v Doparfment Stoe Where Quality Ooets No More Greetings HANKINS MEN'S STORE 108 EAST F)[RST ST. I PORT ANGELES CONCRETE PRODUCTS CO. GONCRIKTIK PROOUDTS . CONCRIKTI[ BUILDING BLOCKS 710 Marine Drive Phons R9 Hoare & Headrirk 8UPER SERVICE Third & Ltncolu ...... i i , Greefln RAINBOW FISH CO. Our Aim is to Please You "" Every Purchase Guaranteed Phone 16N In Alley Back of Gonsr's COte ,O