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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Fifty-Nine "How beautiful!" gasped Tess. "That, cloud of dust is a Car," Ella said. It proved to be. A tall young man stepped over the side of the low car, ran up the steps, hugged Ella, who after a time said: "Miss Stevens, this is my boy, Tom Reardon." So this was Doctor Tom Reardon, out of the army, ready to start practice. Her tongue thickened and became fuzzy. Her heart was in her throat, and stars great glowing scimitars -- fell all around her. She listened to him tell Ella about his plmts. "With you as my office nurse, Ella." "I resigned . . ." "From public health work to be ready for me. I need you as I never needed TACOMA Season's Greeings ST. PAUL & TACOMA LUMBER CO. ' SOUTH END MARKET 3102 Portland Ave. BRoadway 4896 Full line Groceries, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables--Fresh Meats--Delivery UNION MARKET SOTAK BROS. Props. WARTENBE SERVICE STATION 8401 So. Park GA. 9852 PUGET SOUND FEED CO 302 E. 26th MAin 3535 Complete line of Live Stock and Poultry Feeds.  We deliver PANTEX CLEANERS We Operate Our Own Plant 5417 8. Tacoma Way GArland 0121 CLUB RATE DELUXE CLEANERS 122 8outh 9th HELEN L. BAKER Ownm, STAN SATHER SERVICE STATION Morton and McKinley MA. 9877 Stove and Diesel Delivery SeTTles EXPERT LUBRICATION BREWER & THOMAS Winthrop Hotel Cigar Stand MA. 9469 CITY LUMBER CO. "All Kinds Building Materials" East End llth St. Bridge MA. 4124 i MARBUT PAINT COs Painting & Decorating Wallpaper -- Johnson Paints 2806-6th Ave. BR. 4087 you before. We will start right here, in this house . . ." Tess liked the idea of Ella being his nurse. There would be no distractions for him. To be floundering, miserably, madly in love with a man the moment you met him was bewildering. "There is my dad's car, Ella," she heard herself say. "I'll meet Jim at the gate," Ella said, and left them. Jim stepped from his car and said: "Hello, Ella." "Hello, Jim." "I came to talk about Tess. You filled her with ideas. She wants to be a nurse." "What's wrong with that?" "Nothing is wrong with the profession. Tess's place is in a iiome. She should get married. I think you talked her up to the point where she thinks marriage is for the disappointed. Did a man walk out all you, Ella ? "No." "Tess wants to be a nurse . . ." "I wouldn't worry about that." - 'What's what worries me. I want you tO tell her nursing is filled with grief, sorrow, disease, hard work..." "Why should I say that?" "So she will marry a Canyon City boy and stay at home." "She has to fall in love first." "Love! Women always talk of love. What do you know about love, Ella?" "All there is to know. When I first came to the desert I loved a man, our wedding day was near. The consensus of opinion was that he was dry-gulched, as cattle wars were common then." "And you stayed single because of him?" "Any girl would stay single if Mike Halligan . . ." "Mike Halligan! I remember. It hap- pened a few weeks before Ma died. You came and stayed with us. You told me stories, you helped me see that Ma was going to Heaven. They never found out who did it?" "I found out..." *'How ?" "ShorUy after I left your place I went into another family that had diphtheria. A son of the house, thinking his end was near, told me he mistook Mike for a calf when he heard the bushes crackle. He couldn't die, he said, until he told some- O510." "Did he die?" "No. He is still alive, honored, re- spected, wealthy, charitable..." "Who is he, Ella--just for the record, to sort of close an old case?" She smiled and said: "Forget it, Jim." He saw how she was--charitable, lov- ing her fellowman, thinking and resting in God. laughing at life because it was a Joyous adventure, so he turned back to his big worry: "My Tessie isn't cut out for nursing." "No, she isn't, Jim, for she is in love." "Love! There you go again. Women's minds rum to orange blossoms, church weddings, sunsets and..." "We do think of those things." "Will you please tell Tess all the bad things you know about nursing?" "No need to." "Why ?" "She is in love with Doctor Reardon." "And Who is he?" "Tom Reardon, my foster son." "You can't do this to me, Ella! How do I know who he is?" "1 hard his history, Just as you have Tessle's..." "What are you talking about?" "Tom Reardon's parents died in a sand- storm. I found him beside their bodies. Their papers were in good order--wed- ding certificate, baptismal records and a few bonds. I adopted Tommy." "Is that all, Ella?" "Four years later you and your wife went to Tonopah, Nevada, stayed a year, and came back with Tess. What do I know about her parentage?" "O.K., Ella, we adopted her, as you surmised." "And a fine girl she is, Jim. Go up to the house. They are on the porch." *'Thanks, Ella, thanks for everything." An Irishman in a windy region built a stone fence three feet high and four feet wide. When the neighbors asked for an explanation of this strange construc- tion, he replied: "Now when the wind blows it over, the fehce will be higher * than it wu before." TACOMA MARYMOUNT Military ACADEMY CAPTAIN J. R. GRESS, COMMANDANT Rt. 7, Box 570, Tacoma, Wash. Phone GRanite 7121 GEe. SCOFIELD & CO. 1543 DOCK ST, BROADWAY 4221 Complete Building and Maintenance MATERIALS Conc('ete - Steel . Plaster . Brick . Tile (Refractories), Roofing. Insulation 1207 GREETINGS The Tivoli AL OQUIST and TOM BRAU Pacific Phone MA. 9734 TACOMA FT. LEWIS AUTO FREIGHT LINE 808 Puyallup Avenue JOHN M. CARLSON i MA. 4671 Rankos Pharmacy Prescription Druggists. 101 N. Tacoma Ave. MAin 0524 Paramounf Elecfric Co' 422 Puyallup BR. 6182 Power Installation. Industrial Main- tenanoe SorTieS. Motor rewinding ald repairing. Win. (Bill) Hayes Wm. (Bill) Beltner "K" STREET DEPARTMENT STORE WHERE HARD-TO-GET ITEMS ARE BASY-TO-GET 1124 SOUTH "K" STREET BR. 2841 GREETINGS ENRIGIff.BREWITT SERVICE Your Richfield Dealer LubrlcatlonTIre Repairing end Car Washing 1312 North I St. Phone MA, 7491 FOX PLUMBING CO. 9402 S. Tacoma Way GArland 3728 PLUMBING and HEATING. REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS NEAL, DRUG 8404 S. Tacoma Way CA. 4579 Downtown Prices. Prescriptions Filled. Photo Finishing, Fountain Service, 'Magazines.  Parking Space. TACOMA'S FINEST STORAGE Safe Storage for a Trunk or a Houseful of Furtiture BEKINS MOVING & STORAGE CO. Since 1889 815 80, Tacoma Ave. BR. 1215 A. M. OSWALD. Mgr. McKINLEY RADIO & ELECTRIC CO. I Complete Electrical Service 8562 McKinley Ave. Phone Hillside 2661 REDERICK'S 10c STORE A WiDE SELECTION OF EVERYDAY NEEDS 5427-29 S. Tacoma Way GA. 8051 We Appreciate Your Patronage PEOPLES MARKET 1402 South K St. MA, 0533 Groceries - Mebts- Refrigerated Vegetables Free Delivery Wholesale and Retail ARTHUR E. MALACKY Complete Line of QUALITY COATS Rootyllng, Cleaning and Solontlflo Storage GArland 9612 8734 So. M. HAROLD'S RVI STATION 122 So. 12th MAin 4400 Mobil Gas Oils and Lubrioation and Accessories ESTABLISHED---1905 GREETINGS W. K. McKENZIE PACIFIC MONUMENTAL & ART TILE CO. 2912 So. "M" STREET MAin 6456 PACIFIC MUTUAL FUELS, Inc. Delsel and Stove Oils 8tore and Other Coals 401 East llth Street MA. 1137 B. R. CHRISTIAN, PRESIDENT COBLENTZ Fine Foods GA. 8478 8328 So. Park Ave. SEASON'S GREETINGS E. L. SLIPP GROCERIES "The Best of Everything in Season" PROMPT DELIVERY 702 No. 31st St. PR. 1822 GREETINGS AIRPORT CIGAR STORE 5406 South Tacoma Way F'RANCI6 'KORLESKI--JOHN VOLKIRCH GA. 9907 We Cash Pay Checks The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Fifty-Nine "How beautiful!" gasped Tess. "That, cloud of dust is a Car," Ella said. It proved to be. A tall young man stepped over the side of the low car, ran up the steps, hugged Ella, who after a time said: "Miss Stevens, this is my boy, Tom Reardon." So this was Doctor Tom Reardon, out of the army, ready to start practice. Her tongue thickened and became fuzzy. Her heart was in her throat, and stars great glowing scimitars -- fell all around her. She listened to him tell Ella about his plmts. "With you as my office nurse, Ella." "I resigned . . ." "From public health work to be ready for me. I need you as I never needed TACOMA Season's Greeings ST. PAUL & TACOMA LUMBER CO. ' SOUTH END MARKET 3102 Portland Ave. BRoadway 4896 Full line Groceries, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables--Fresh Meats--Delivery UNION MARKET SOTAK BROS. Props. WARTENBE SERVICE STATION 8401 So. Park GA. 9852 PUGET SOUND FEED CO 302 E. 26th MAin 3535 Complete line of Live Stock and Poultry Feeds.  We deliver PANTEX CLEANERS We Operate Our Own Plant 5417 8. Tacoma Way GArland 0121 CLUB RATE DELUXE CLEANERS 122 8outh 9th HELEN L. BAKER Ownm, STAN SATHER SERVICE STATION Morton and McKinley MA. 9877 Stove and Diesel Delivery SeTTles EXPERT LUBRICATION BREWER & THOMAS Winthrop Hotel Cigar Stand MA. 9469 CITY LUMBER CO. "All Kinds Building Materials" East End llth St. Bridge MA. 4124 i MARBUT PAINT COs Painting & Decorating Wallpaper -- Johnson Paints 2806-6th Ave. BR. 4087 you before. We will start right here, in this house . . ." Tess liked the idea of Ella being his nurse. There would be no distractions for him. To be floundering, miserably, madly in love with a man the moment you met him was bewildering. "There is my dad's car, Ella," she heard herself say. "I'll meet Jim at the gate," Ella said, and left them. Jim stepped from his car and said: "Hello, Ella." "Hello, Jim." "I came to talk about Tess. You filled her with ideas. She wants to be a nurse." "What's wrong with that?" "Nothing is wrong with the profession. Tess's place is in a iiome. She should get married. I think you talked her up to the point where she thinks marriage is for the disappointed. Did a man walk out all you, Ella ? "No." "Tess wants to be a nurse . . ." "I wouldn't worry about that." - 'What's what worries me. I want you tO tell her nursing is filled with grief, sorrow, disease, hard work..." "Why should I say that?" "So she will marry a Canyon City boy and stay at home." "She has to fall in love first." "Love! Women always talk of love. What do you know about love, Ella?" "All there is to know. When I first came to the desert I loved a man, our wedding day was near. The consensus of opinion was that he was dry-gulched, as cattle wars were common then." "And you stayed single because of him?" "Any girl would stay single if Mike Halligan . . ." "Mike Halligan! I remember. It hap- pened a few weeks before Ma died. You came and stayed with us. You told me stories, you helped me see that Ma was going to Heaven. They never found out who did it?" "I found out..." *'How ?" "ShorUy after I left your place I went into another family that had diphtheria. A son of the house, thinking his end was near, told me he mistook Mike for a calf when he heard the bushes crackle. He couldn't die, he said, until he told some- O510." "Did he die?" "No. He is still alive, honored, re- spected, wealthy, charitable..." "Who is he, Ella--just for the record, to sort of close an old case?" She smiled and said: "Forget it, Jim." He saw how she was--charitable, lov- ing her fellowman, thinking and resting in God. laughing at life because it was a Joyous adventure, so he turned back to his big worry: "My Tessie isn't cut out for nursing." "No, she isn't, Jim, for she is in love." "Love! There you go again. Women's minds rum to orange blossoms, church weddings, sunsets and..." "We do think of those things." "Will you please tell Tess all the bad things you know about nursing?" "No need to." "Why ?" "She is in love with Doctor Reardon." "And Who is he?" "Tom Reardon, my foster son." "You can't do this to me, Ella! How do I know who he is?" "1 hard his history, Just as you have Tessle's..." "What are you talking about?" "Tom Reardon's parents died in a sand- storm. I found him beside their bodies. Their papers were in good order--wed- ding certificate, baptismal records and a few bonds. I adopted Tommy." "Is that all, Ella?" "Four years later you and your wife went to Tonopah, Nevada, stayed a year, and came back with Tess. What do I know about her parentage?" "O.K., Ella, we adopted her, as you surmised." "And a fine girl she is, Jim. Go up to the house. They are on the porch." *'Thanks, Ella, thanks for everything." An Irishman in a windy region built a stone fence three feet high and four feet wide. When the neighbors asked for an explanation of this strange construc- tion, he replied: "Now when the wind blows it over, the fehce will be higher * than it wu before." TACOMA MARYMOUNT Military ACADEMY CAPTAIN J. R. GRESS, COMMANDANT Rt. 7, Box 570, Tacoma, Wash. Phone GRanite 7121 GEe. SCOFIELD & CO. 1543 DOCK ST, BROADWAY 4221 Complete Building and Maintenance MATERIALS Conc('ete - Steel . Plaster . Brick . Tile (Refractories), Roofing. Insulation 1207 GREETINGS The Tivoli AL OQUIST and TOM BRAU Pacific Phone MA. 9734 TACOMA FT. LEWIS AUTO FREIGHT LINE 808 Puyallup Avenue JOHN M. CARLSON i MA. 4671 Rankos Pharmacy Prescription Druggists. 101 N. Tacoma Ave. MAin 0524 Paramounf Elecfric Co' 422 Puyallup BR. 6182 Power Installation. Industrial Main- tenanoe SorTieS. Motor rewinding ald repairing. Win. (Bill) Hayes Wm. (Bill) Beltner "K" STREET DEPARTMENT STORE WHERE HARD-TO-GET ITEMS ARE BASY-TO-GET 1124 SOUTH "K" STREET BR. 2841 GREETINGS ENRIGIff.BREWITT SERVICE Your Richfield Dealer LubrlcatlonTIre Repairing end Car Washing 1312 North I St. Phone MA, 7491 FOX PLUMBING CO. 9402 S. Tacoma Way GArland 3728 PLUMBING and HEATING. REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS NEAL, DRUG 8404 S. Tacoma Way CA. 4579 Downtown Prices. Prescriptions Filled. Photo Finishing, Fountain Service, 'Magazines.  Parking Space. TACOMA'S FINEST STORAGE Safe Storage for a Trunk or a Houseful of Furtiture BEKINS MOVING & STORAGE CO. Since 1889 815 80, Tacoma Ave. BR. 1215 A. M. OSWALD. Mgr. McKINLEY RADIO & ELECTRIC CO. I Complete Electrical Service 8562 McKinley Ave. Phone Hillside 2661 REDERICK'S 10c STORE A WiDE SELECTION OF EVERYDAY NEEDS 5427-29 S. Tacoma Way GA. 8051 We Appreciate Your Patronage PEOPLES MARKET 1402 South K St. MA, 0533 Groceries - Mebts- Refrigerated Vegetables Free Delivery Wholesale and Retail ARTHUR E. MALACKY Complete Line of QUALITY COATS Rootyllng, Cleaning and Solontlflo Storage GArland 9612 8734 So. M. HAROLD'S RVI STATION 122 So. 12th MAin 4400 Mobil Gas Oils and Lubrioation and Accessories ESTABLISHED---1905 GREETINGS W. K. McKENZIE PACIFIC MONUMENTAL & ART TILE CO. 2912 So. "M" STREET MAin 6456 PACIFIC MUTUAL FUELS, Inc. Delsel and Stove Oils 8tore and Other Coals 401 East llth Street MA. 1137 B. R. CHRISTIAN, PRESIDENT COBLENTZ Fine Foods GA. 8478 8328 So. Park Ave. SEASON'S GREETINGS E. L. SLIPP GROCERIES "The Best of Everything in Season" PROMPT DELIVERY 702 No. 31st St. PR. 1822 GREETINGS AIRPORT CIGAR STORE 5406 South Tacoma Way F'RANCI6 'KORLESKI--JOHN VOLKIRCH GA. 9907 We Cash Pay Checks