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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Forty-Fly( I - @ @ @ BREMERTON BREMERS Bremerton'= Oustandlng Department Store Quality Merchandise the Year Round Christmas Gift Center + 234 Pacific Avenue Phone 1498 A Merri Xmas *LENT'S 279 4th St. Phone 10 A :MLERRY XMAS Complete Service PRESCRIPTIONS, DRUGS OLBERG DRUG CO, Corner 4th St. and Pacific Ave. Carstens Packing Co. Wholesale and Retail BUTCHERS AND PACKERS Fresh and Cured Meats Poultry. Fish and Oysters Y. C. Engstrom, Manager, 110 Pacific Ave. Phone 1 Bremerton, Wash. We Recommend HOMOGENIZED MILK From K ITSAP DAI RY Owned and Operated by the Kltsap Dairymen's Association 801 Park Phone 508 REYNOLDS & SONS Shurfine Grocers 1708 Sixth Phone 789 "Quality Foods at All Times" GEO. H. MOELLER & SON, JEWELERS DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY 2710 Farragut St. Phone 2159 Watch and Clock Repairing i , Jewelry Remodeled L FRANK A. CALVERT The Leading Jeweler Diamonds, Watches, 811verware The Christmas Gift Shop Reasonable Prices 254 SECOND ST. PHONE 415 Western Optical Co., Inc. PRESCRIPTION OPTICIANS TELEPHONE 888 Ed A. Ziegler 248 4th St. o THE G ROTTO BREAKF,AST - LUNCH - DINNFR BANQUET SERVICE 528 - 4th PROTECT YOUR HEALTHI BUy Your Medicines In a Registered Drug Store. Nationally Advertised Drugs M Lowest Prices. WALLACH THRIFTY DRUGS, SELF SERVICE  8AVE MORE 8th at Callow Phoee 880 BREMERTON LUMBER CO. HELPFUL SERVICE LIYMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS Try Our Monthly Payment Plan 111,2nd ......... Phone,, 1290, I sights; why not he able' to smile at pass- ing pedestrians while the bus is parked in front of the hardware store in Wal- nut Grove ? Another advantage of bus tavel is the friendly atmosphere which easily de- velops within the crowded confines of the vehicle. On a train nobody pays much attention to anybody else. On a bus, now, it's different. Where else Could you meet and talk to Mrs. Horlick and her three energetic children, coming home from a lay in the. city, laden with bulky packages and brimming over with infor- mation about the condition of the crops and the scandalous price of egg-beaters. On a train would you be so fortunate as to meet Mr. Backus, and inside of five minutes learn where he was going, and what he intended to do when he got there ? The answer of course, is no. Mrs. Horltck and Mr. Backus simply do not ride on the trains; if you want to meet them, you have to do so on the .bus, and if you do not meet them, you are getting out of touch with a good, solid and substantial section of our population. Another thing: on a train, you do not have the cozy relationship with the en- gineer that you have with the driver of a bus. The engineer of a streamliner is a remote and godlike being who would no more think of helping you with your bag than he would think of changing places with a street-car conductor. The driver of a bus, on the other hand, will not only help you with your bag, but he will tell you where the best hotel is in town and in what nearby lake you can catch the best fish. You have to be President Truman before you can ride in the cab of a train, but in a bus you can sit right behind the driver and see everything that goes on. Or else you can go to the extreme back seat, where it is permitted to smoke, and exchange politi- cal views with the old gentlemen who are generally to be found there, placidly smoking their pipes. What if the tobacco they use does sometimes smell like dried out timothy grass? That's a small price to pay for being privileged to share in their mellow conversation. There are, of course, certain disadvan- tages connected with travel by bus which ought to be mentioned if a fair estimate is to Ie formed. For iog trips in which speed is essential either for personal or business reasons, it is not so good. Pack waukee Corners might be an interesting place to see, but if one has an appoint- ment to keep, one would Just as soon by- pass it and leave its beauties for some future hour of leisure. You won't, by- pass it if you are riding on the bus; not if Mrs. Horlick and her three children want to get off there. Moreover, it must be stated that bus trips of long duration,, and particularly all night trips, are apt to be a serious strain upon the physical and nervous system. It is an established fact that riding all night on a bus produces cramps in the legs at the rate of one to every twenty miles, and in the morning when the weary traveller emerges from his con- finement he is apt t be so doubled up as to need the services of a masseur. But the worst disadvantage of riding on the bus comes from the phenomenon which was described at the opening of this article--the crowds of travellers on week-ends and holidays. In every city of any size and in every section of the country, things seem to bd the same. Go down to the bus station on any Satur- day afternoon and you will find half the population of the city there, and Labor - Day will unfailingly bring out the other half. We know, because, Charlle, we were there. It was the Saturday before Labor Day, and our bus was" scheduled to leave at two o'clock in the afternoon. Promptly at one we approached the depot to see about - getUng a ticket. We opened the door of the station, and suddenly we stopped detd in our tracks. The place was one surging mass of humanity, young and old, men and women, feeble and strong. Every bench was crowded, and those who had captured a place to sit were as if rooted to the spot, grimly looking out into space with the air of being prepared to stay there for hours if need be rather than project themselves into the swlrlin g throng about them. Hundreds of people were walking about aimlessly, putting their golf clubs an ftshing tace, and vallses down and pick-,L ing them up, and occasionally making a rush for the gates as a bus would be an- nounced, only to return crestfallen as it proved to be not the one they wanted. Children gambolled about between the legs of adults, and the shrill calls of harassed mothers could be heard as they tried to keep tap on their effervescent offspring. Our first object, of course, was to get a ticket, and in order to do this we had to take our place in llne which stretched clear across the depot. After much shuffling along and long delays, we finally accomplished this purpose. We then sought out the information desk to inquire about the particular bus we de- sired to take. There were fifty people s w a r m i n g around this focal point, and the official had a frightened and wary look in his eye as if he were measuring his chances of escape in case the mob decided to lynch him. To our inquiry as to whether our bus would leave on time, he answered by throwing up his hands and lifting his eyes to heaven in mute supplication. "We aren't following any schedule to- day," he said. "We're Just getting buses in here as fast as we can, filling them up with people, and sending them out. All you can do is wait until the an- (Continued on page 46) NATIONAL BANK OF WASHINGTON Every Building Facility fl) a vfodern Bon/ AHords 334 N. Callow Phone 2800 BREMERTON Jor00en Nelson Co., l,c. Platinum and Goldsmith Diamonds, Watches Expert Watch and Jewelry Repairing We stock Bulova, Hamilton, Elgin, Gruen, Tavannes  and many other flne watches 131 Pacific Avenue Tel. 818 BREMERTON, WASHINGTON Greetings GORDON'S MEN'S SHOP 606 Fourth M I DWAY DA I RY QualityService Sth ST. AND OLYMPIC AVE. Phone 92 Homogenized--Pasteurized ]VLILKCREAM FITZ'S (Established in 1900) Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes Dobb's Hats Florshelm Shoes and Arrow Shirts Telephone 433 209 Pacific Avenue Season's Greetings NATIONAL DOLLAR STORE .. BREMERTON McGAVIN'S BAKERY SPECIALIZINGWEDDING, BIRTHDAY CAKES, PASTRIES Ask Your Grocer for McGavlns Breadl 6t7 No. Callow  Phone 2314 Port Orchard Bay. Street Phone 3541 Season's Greetings From Barr's Apparel and FINE FURS 218 Pacific Avenue FIRST IN, FURNITURE U. S. FURNITURE CO. 525 Pacific Avenue Phone 303 Bremerton, Wash. [ "Give Her a Christmas Hat" ORIGINAL CREATIONS OF BAGS AND TRIM,MINGS I i Mademoiselle Hat Shop , Admiral Theatre Bldg. Phone 4551 Christmas Greetings Palace Billiard Parlors RAY P. BERRY, Mgr, 212 Pacific Avenue Phone 1539 I MANETTE LUMBER CO. | I LUMBER - HARDWARE - PAINT *'SERVICE & 8ATI&FACTION" 203 Shore Drive Phone 463 DAN'S Better Meats .... "There's a Difference" 307 Pacific PHONE 892 CHRISTMA S GREETINGS Phone 727 Phone 346 Phone 728 CITY CENTER BUILDING NAVY YARD PRODUCE & GROCERY CO. Wholesale and Retail FRESH FRUITS. VEGETABLES and GROCERIES--Government Contracts SEARS ROEBUCK CO. ul 4th .For ONE STOP SHOPPING PHONE 50 SEASON'S GREETINGS #t Lewis Funeral Chapel 515 Fifth Street Phone 19 m THE LEADER (Sam D. Bursteln) MEN'S STORE "HIs Xmaa Gift is Here" KUPPENH.IMER CLOTHES STETSON HATS Nationally Known Cravats, Shirts BREMERTON OIL COo SEASON'S GREETINGS BROWN'S DRUG STORES BREMERTON DRUG CO. and BROWN'S PHARMACY C. Earl Brown, Prop. Everything in drugs that a good drug store Should Carry--including a Real Good Foun- tain Lunch at Each Store Navy Yard Shoe Repair Guaranteed Work MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED 30SEPH LA FAZIA, Prop. 253 Second Street Phone 781 I 4 A Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year Meq;|!LL$ ........ * 10'WAklrlqTd'N S3"REET % The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Forty-Fly( I - @ @ @ BREMERTON BREMERS Bremerton'= Oustandlng Department Store Quality Merchandise the Year Round Christmas Gift Center + 234 Pacific Avenue Phone 1498 A Merri Xmas *LENT'S 279 4th St. Phone 10 A :MLERRY XMAS Complete Service PRESCRIPTIONS, DRUGS OLBERG DRUG CO, Corner 4th St. and Pacific Ave. Carstens Packing Co. Wholesale and Retail BUTCHERS AND PACKERS Fresh and Cured Meats Poultry. Fish and Oysters Y. C. Engstrom, Manager, 110 Pacific Ave. Phone 1 Bremerton, Wash. We Recommend HOMOGENIZED MILK From K ITSAP DAI RY Owned and Operated by the Kltsap Dairymen's Association 801 Park Phone 508 REYNOLDS & SONS Shurfine Grocers 1708 Sixth Phone 789 "Quality Foods at All Times" GEO. H. MOELLER & SON, JEWELERS DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY 2710 Farragut St. Phone 2159 Watch and Clock Repairing i , Jewelry Remodeled L FRANK A. CALVERT The Leading Jeweler Diamonds, Watches, 811verware The Christmas Gift Shop Reasonable Prices 254 SECOND ST. PHONE 415 Western Optical Co., Inc. PRESCRIPTION OPTICIANS TELEPHONE 888 Ed A. Ziegler 248 4th St. o THE G ROTTO BREAKF,AST - LUNCH - DINNFR BANQUET SERVICE 528 - 4th PROTECT YOUR HEALTHI BUy Your Medicines In a Registered Drug Store. Nationally Advertised Drugs M Lowest Prices. WALLACH THRIFTY DRUGS, SELF SERVICE  8AVE MORE 8th at Callow Phoee 880 BREMERTON LUMBER CO. HELPFUL SERVICE LIYMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS Try Our Monthly Payment Plan 111,2nd ......... Phone,, 1290, I sights; why not he able' to smile at pass- ing pedestrians while the bus is parked in front of the hardware store in Wal- nut Grove ? Another advantage of bus tavel is the friendly atmosphere which easily de- velops within the crowded confines of the vehicle. On a train nobody pays much attention to anybody else. On a bus, now, it's different. Where else Could you meet and talk to Mrs. Horlick and her three energetic children, coming home from a lay in the. city, laden with bulky packages and brimming over with infor- mation about the condition of the crops and the scandalous price of egg-beaters. On a train would you be so fortunate as to meet Mr. Backus, and inside of five minutes learn where he was going, and what he intended to do when he got there ? The answer of course, is no. Mrs. Horltck and Mr. Backus simply do not ride on the trains; if you want to meet them, you have to do so on the .bus, and if you do not meet them, you are getting out of touch with a good, solid and substantial section of our population. Another thing: on a train, you do not have the cozy relationship with the en- gineer that you have with the driver of a bus. The engineer of a streamliner is a remote and godlike being who would no more think of helping you with your bag than he would think of changing places with a street-car conductor. The driver of a bus, on the other hand, will not only help you with your bag, but he will tell you where the best hotel is in town and in what nearby lake you can catch the best fish. You have to be President Truman before you can ride in the cab of a train, but in a bus you can sit right behind the driver and see everything that goes on. Or else you can go to the extreme back seat, where it is permitted to smoke, and exchange politi- cal views with the old gentlemen who are generally to be found there, placidly smoking their pipes. What if the tobacco they use does sometimes smell like dried out timothy grass? That's a small price to pay for being privileged to share in their mellow conversation. There are, of course, certain disadvan- tages connected with travel by bus which ought to be mentioned if a fair estimate is to Ie formed. For iog trips in which speed is essential either for personal or business reasons, it is not so good. Pack waukee Corners might be an interesting place to see, but if one has an appoint- ment to keep, one would Just as soon by- pass it and leave its beauties for some future hour of leisure. You won't, by- pass it if you are riding on the bus; not if Mrs. Horlick and her three children want to get off there. Moreover, it must be stated that bus trips of long duration,, and particularly all night trips, are apt to be a serious strain upon the physical and nervous system. It is an established fact that riding all night on a bus produces cramps in the legs at the rate of one to every twenty miles, and in the morning when the weary traveller emerges from his con- finement he is apt t be so doubled up as to need the services of a masseur. But the worst disadvantage of riding on the bus comes from the phenomenon which was described at the opening of this article--the crowds of travellers on week-ends and holidays. In every city of any size and in every section of the country, things seem to bd the same. Go down to the bus station on any Satur- day afternoon and you will find half the population of the city there, and Labor - Day will unfailingly bring out the other half. We know, because, Charlle, we were there. It was the Saturday before Labor Day, and our bus was" scheduled to leave at two o'clock in the afternoon. Promptly at one we approached the depot to see about - getUng a ticket. We opened the door of the station, and suddenly we stopped detd in our tracks. The place was one surging mass of humanity, young and old, men and women, feeble and strong. Every bench was crowded, and those who had captured a place to sit were as if rooted to the spot, grimly looking out into space with the air of being prepared to stay there for hours if need be rather than project themselves into the swlrlin g throng about them. Hundreds of people were walking about aimlessly, putting their golf clubs an ftshing tace, and vallses down and pick-,L ing them up, and occasionally making a rush for the gates as a bus would be an- nounced, only to return crestfallen as it proved to be not the one they wanted. Children gambolled about between the legs of adults, and the shrill calls of harassed mothers could be heard as they tried to keep tap on their effervescent offspring. Our first object, of course, was to get a ticket, and in order to do this we had to take our place in llne which stretched clear across the depot. After much shuffling along and long delays, we finally accomplished this purpose. We then sought out the information desk to inquire about the particular bus we de- sired to take. There were fifty people s w a r m i n g around this focal point, and the official had a frightened and wary look in his eye as if he were measuring his chances of escape in case the mob decided to lynch him. To our inquiry as to whether our bus would leave on time, he answered by throwing up his hands and lifting his eyes to heaven in mute supplication. "We aren't following any schedule to- day," he said. "We're Just getting buses in here as fast as we can, filling them up with people, and sending them out. All you can do is wait until the an- (Continued on page 46) NATIONAL BANK OF WASHINGTON Every Building Facility fl) a vfodern Bon/ AHords 334 N. Callow Phone 2800 BREMERTON Jor00en Nelson Co., l,c. Platinum and Goldsmith Diamonds, Watches Expert Watch and Jewelry Repairing We stock Bulova, Hamilton, Elgin, Gruen, Tavannes  and many other flne watches 131 Pacific Avenue Tel. 818 BREMERTON, WASHINGTON Greetings GORDON'S MEN'S SHOP 606 Fourth M I DWAY DA I RY QualityService Sth ST. AND OLYMPIC AVE. Phone 92 Homogenized--Pasteurized ]VLILKCREAM FITZ'S (Established in 1900) Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes Dobb's Hats Florshelm Shoes and Arrow Shirts Telephone 433 209 Pacific Avenue Season's Greetings NATIONAL DOLLAR STORE .. BREMERTON McGAVIN'S BAKERY SPECIALIZINGWEDDING, BIRTHDAY CAKES, PASTRIES Ask Your Grocer for McGavlns Breadl 6t7 No. Callow  Phone 2314 Port Orchard Bay. Street Phone 3541 Season's Greetings From Barr's Apparel and FINE FURS 218 Pacific Avenue FIRST IN, FURNITURE U. S. FURNITURE CO. 525 Pacific Avenue Phone 303 Bremerton, Wash. [ "Give Her a Christmas Hat" ORIGINAL CREATIONS OF BAGS AND TRIM,MINGS I i Mademoiselle Hat Shop , Admiral Theatre Bldg. Phone 4551 Christmas Greetings Palace Billiard Parlors RAY P. BERRY, Mgr, 212 Pacific Avenue Phone 1539 I MANETTE LUMBER CO. | I LUMBER - HARDWARE - PAINT *'SERVICE & 8ATI&FACTION" 203 Shore Drive Phone 463 DAN'S Better Meats .... "There's a Difference" 307 Pacific PHONE 892 CHRISTMA S GREETINGS Phone 727 Phone 346 Phone 728 CITY CENTER BUILDING NAVY YARD PRODUCE & GROCERY CO. Wholesale and Retail FRESH FRUITS. VEGETABLES and GROCERIES--Government Contracts SEARS ROEBUCK CO. ul 4th .For ONE STOP SHOPPING PHONE 50 SEASON'S GREETINGS #t Lewis Funeral Chapel 515 Fifth Street Phone 19 m THE LEADER (Sam D. Bursteln) MEN'S STORE "HIs Xmaa Gift is Here" KUPPENH.IMER CLOTHES STETSON HATS Nationally Known Cravats, Shirts BREMERTON OIL COo SEASON'S GREETINGS BROWN'S DRUG STORES BREMERTON DRUG CO. and BROWN'S PHARMACY C. Earl Brown, Prop. Everything in drugs that a good drug store Should Carry--including a Real Good Foun- tain Lunch at Each Store Navy Yard Shoe Repair Guaranteed Work MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED 30SEPH LA FAZIA, Prop. 253 Second Street Phone 781 A Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year Meq;|!LL$ ........ * 10'WAklrlqTd'N S3"REET %