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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS PaRe Seventy-Three @ @ k TRANSPORT (Continued from page 62) to salvation. It's not for us to say when a man will die, though his passing may wound us deeply. He's infinitely happy ow, happier than he ever could be on earth." Scotty mulled this for a while and an- swered thoughtfully, "Maybe so. I hope SUNNYSIDE Sunnyside Branch The 01d National Bank of SPOKANE, WASH. HERRETT & PULLEY CO. Sales Service DODGE -- PLYMOUTH DODGE J'OB RATED TRUCKS C-SPECK-MOTORS Sunnystde, *Washington THE SERVICE PLANT WHERE FRIEND MEETS FRIEND BEST WISI:IES WALTER C. BALL  & SON Funeral Directors SUNNYSIDE Milk Pr0ducts Company TELEPHONE 1171 Butter Ice C=:eam . Milk Powder Buttermilk Solids VIC DUFFIN Parts and Repairs, All Makes of Cars and Trucks Tires, Tire Service and Recapping - Auto Supplies , DAY PHONE 4001 NIGHT PHONE 3271 AMUNDSOH HARDWARE CO. Shelf and Heavy Hardware Paints, Oils and Glass Phone 3344 RAWLINGS Plumbing & Heating Sunnyside Potlatch Yards, Inc. Building Materials m Paints, Hardware 4 Square Weyerhaeuser Lumber VALLEY HAY & IMPLEMENT CO. John Deere Tractors and Farm Equipment BUNNYSIDI Joe's okay now." Then angrily, "But how about the rest of us ? We break our backs tossing ammo crates, we sweat in ship- holds and fry on the islands, and all the time we're ducking mortar-fire, going psycho, wondering if the next one's ours. Where's God when all this is going on? He's no good to me or Bill here." Offering a silent prayer, Father Os- borne replied, "War is evil, Scotty. It is work and beredom and death. You're right there. But. God doesn't cause these things. He only allows them. Now hold on a minute," he said, waving off Scotty's objection. "Do you believe in God and the law of the Ten Commandments?" Scotty nodded in assent. "Well," the chaplain continued, "if there's a law, that means there must be people that need a law. Further then, there are people who will break the law, people being what thy are from original sin. There are greedy ones, uncharitable ones, and so on. You know." "Sure," answered Scotty. "Well, fellow," said the priest, "God gave us free will. That means we can do right or wrong. It's our baby. We go to heaven or hell on our own hook." Scotty broke in. "What's that got to do with this war? Why does God let it gO on ?" Father Osborne laid his hand on Scot ty's shoulder. "In a nutshell, here's why. You understand that He gave us this free will, don't you? We decide our own ac- tions then. Now there are many evil men in this world, Scotty. They went bad. They Started this war. On them, not aft God, rests the blame for all this hell. God must allow it. If He stopped" this war, He'd violate our free will. But He created us free and must leave us free." The chaplain turned and faced the sea, speaking more to himself than aloud. "No, He loathes this--this carnage; man has made his own hell on earth." '24hat makes sense," Bill mused. "Hey, chum, you dreaming?" Scotty started. "No." He went on slow- ly, "No, I get it, Father. I never looked at it that way before. It does add up." The chaplain answered above the chill- ing sea-breezes of the night, now whip- ping and whining over the bridge and deck of the ship, "You've got a right to be bitter, Scotty. You were Just aiming at'the wrong target." Against the cold, searching fingers of TOPPENISH WILLIAMS HARDWARE AND FURNITURE CO. RATHBUN BROTHERS McCormick- Deering" Farm Equipment International Motor Trucks PHONE 3175 TOPPENISH i HOPKINS MORTUARY Emergency and Invalid Sedan Telephone 5455 M. &, M. BAKERY W. F. McDonald M.J. Massong GRAHAM'S DRY GOODS - SHOES Men's and Women's Ready.to.Wear POTLATCH YARDS, INC. Distributors of Shelter and Heat Building Materials Paints Hardware- Fuel t 4 SQUARE WEYERrHAEUSER LUMBER the sea-winds Bill closed his jacket collar, then slowly drawled, "This free will, Father? How do you figure we got free will? We get shoved in the Army, get some duds thrown at us, and pushed here, pushed there, from here to hell and back again." "Well, in a sense, you've lost your free will--what's your name? Oh, yes, Bill. For instance, if someone Jammed a gun in your back and asked for your wallet, you'd hardly have a free choice. This is one of those situations, all right. But don't forget, fellows, you're fighting in a pretty good cause. You're fighting a menace to freedom." Scotty shuffled his feet. "Yeah, I was a little hipped up about ighting for my country when I went in. I guess I still am, in a way." With a sudden movement, the priest placed his hands, one on each man's shoulder, and said, "Get this, boys. Here's how your free will comes in. No mtter wher you are or what you're doing, keep your record clean with God. Cut out the cursing and live cleap. Choose the straight way. Stay in the state of grace." He paused. Then, "We hav another blitz coming up. Plenty can happen. Just remember that God's your friend. When  you're going into the beach, it gives you a real lift to know your slate's clean You know that yourself, fellows." The three fell silent and stood trans- fixed, each pursuing in the darkness his own private hopes, thoughts and dreams. The ship rushed on into the purpling, howling night. The silence lengthened. Then, suddenly, "First call for chow" blasted through the loud-speaker. The voice of the announcer boomed and echoed through the holds, down the gang- ways, and into the bowels of the shi p . The spell of the moment, of the chap.- latn's voice, of the sighing winds was broken. Harsh reality was on them, the hard, metallic clanking of the boiler-room, the murmuring talk and laughter of the men passing by, galley bound. Hesitantly, the chaplain removed his hands and glanced from one to the other. "'Well, boys, I hope I've cleared up some of your troubles." Then slowly, "I'll see you around the ship again, I hope. Good evening." "See you around, Father," Bill answered. Scotty hung over the rail, silent. As the priest wheeled and turned to- ward the darkness of the passageway, Scotty Jerked up, cupped his hands and shouted, "Hey, Father." "Ye?" came back with the wind. "See you at Mass tomorrow." A pause. Then, "Swell. God bless you both." Both men turned again to the sea, silent, the silence of proven friends. Scot- ty began to hum a vagrant tune. Then, "Billy-boy, let's eat." "Yeah, I'm starved." The two walked toward the galley and food and lights and warmth, and the ship rolled on into the darkening sea, the moaning winds, toward danger. Ursuline Nuns Pioneers In Education of Women The Ursuline Order of nuns fouadd in Europe by St. Angela Merici or/Novem- ber 25, 1535, is credited with being the first religious community in the world consecrated by vow to the education of female youth. The work of teaching was from the first recognized as the distinct object of the Order which opened its first house in America at Quebec in 1639, and its .first house in the United States at New Orleans in 1727. The Company of St. Ursula has for its patroness the virgin martyr of Cologne, who has been the protectress of the faith and purity of youth. LEDWICH DRUG COMPANY "it Pays tO Come Here Often" PHONE 1101 WAPATO, WASHINGTON Batali's Harrah Feed Mill Feeds -:Seeds - Fertilizers HARRAH Phone Wapato 3308 WAPATO KILE'S KORNER Red & White Groceries Texaco Gas West Wapato Road and Lateral "A" Wapato, Wash. Phone 83112 WAPATO BRANCH THE NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE OF SEATTLE RED CROSS DRUG STORE Prescription Druggist THE REXALL STORE Magaztnes--Whttman's a Candies PHONE 2202 R. R. SHORT HARDWARE The Store o/Service LOGAN'S RESERVATION FEED MILL ALL KINDS OF FEED Garden and Field Seeds Custom Grinding and Cleaning WAPATO Phone 1414 I I SOURWINE-MERRITT I FUNERAL HOME AMBULANCE SERVICE I John S. Merritt Licensed Embalmer Lady Attendant Phone 3895 | MATSEN MOTOR CO. Sales and Service Dodge and Plymouth Cars and Trucks Phone 2141 Case Farm Machinery I AVENUE GROCERY = DON. ST. MARY, Prop. I Groaerles - Meats. Fruits- Vegetables Phone 2163 i EVERGREEN DRIVE INN Steaks- Dinners .Curb Service POTLATCH YARDS, INC. Distributors of Shelter and Heat Building Materials - Paints Hardware - Fuel 4 SQUARE WEYERHAEUSER " LUMBER La Lone's Furniture & Hardware Everyfbing /or the Home and Farm WAPATO DIETZEN'S BAKERY Just Good Food Phone 2514 Wapato ,oW The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS PaRe Seventy-Three @ @ k TRANSPORT (Continued from page 62) to salvation. It's not for us to say when a man will die, though his passing may wound us deeply. He's infinitely happy ow, happier than he ever could be on earth." Scotty mulled this for a while and an- swered thoughtfully, "Maybe so. I hope SUNNYSIDE Sunnyside Branch The 01d National Bank of SPOKANE, WASH. HERRETT & PULLEY CO. Sales Service DODGE -- PLYMOUTH DODGE J'OB RATED TRUCKS C-SPECK-MOTORS Sunnystde, *Washington THE SERVICE PLANT WHERE FRIEND MEETS FRIEND BEST WISI:IES WALTER C. BALL  & SON Funeral Directors SUNNYSIDE Milk Pr0ducts Company TELEPHONE 1171 Butter Ice C=:eam . Milk Powder Buttermilk Solids VIC DUFFIN Parts and Repairs, All Makes of Cars and Trucks Tires, Tire Service and Recapping - Auto Supplies , DAY PHONE 4001 NIGHT PHONE 3271 AMUNDSOH HARDWARE CO. Shelf and Heavy Hardware Paints, Oils and Glass Phone 3344 RAWLINGS Plumbing & Heating Sunnyside Potlatch Yards, Inc. Building Materials m Paints, Hardware 4 Square Weyerhaeuser Lumber VALLEY HAY & IMPLEMENT CO. John Deere Tractors and Farm Equipment BUNNYSIDI Joe's okay now." Then angrily, "But how about the rest of us ? We break our backs tossing ammo crates, we sweat in ship- holds and fry on the islands, and all the time we're ducking mortar-fire, going psycho, wondering if the next one's ours. Where's God when all this is going on? He's no good to me or Bill here." Offering a silent prayer, Father Os- borne replied, "War is evil, Scotty. It is work and beredom and death. You're right there. But. God doesn't cause these things. He only allows them. Now hold on a minute," he said, waving off Scotty's objection. "Do you believe in God and the law of the Ten Commandments?" Scotty nodded in assent. "Well," the chaplain continued, "if there's a law, that means there must be people that need a law. Further then, there are people who will break the law, people being what thy are from original sin. There are greedy ones, uncharitable ones, and so on. You know." "Sure," answered Scotty. "Well, fellow," said the priest, "God gave us free will. That means we can do right or wrong. It's our baby. We go to heaven or hell on our own hook." Scotty broke in. "What's that got to do with this war? Why does God let it gO on ?" Father Osborne laid his hand on Scot ty's shoulder. "In a nutshell, here's why. You understand that He gave us this free will, don't you? We decide our own ac- tions then. Now there are many evil men in this world, Scotty. They went bad. They Started this war. On them, not aft God, rests the blame for all this hell. God must allow it. If He stopped" this war, He'd violate our free will. But He created us free and must leave us free." The chaplain turned and faced the sea, speaking more to himself than aloud. "No, He loathes this--this carnage; man has made his own hell on earth." '24hat makes sense," Bill mused. "Hey, chum, you dreaming?" Scotty started. "No." He went on slow- ly, "No, I get it, Father. I never looked at it that way before. It does add up." The chaplain answered above the chill- ing sea-breezes of the night, now whip- ping and whining over the bridge and deck of the ship, "You've got a right to be bitter, Scotty. You were Just aiming at'the wrong target." Against the cold, searching fingers of TOPPENISH WILLIAMS HARDWARE AND FURNITURE CO. RATHBUN BROTHERS McCormick- Deering" Farm Equipment International Motor Trucks PHONE 3175 TOPPENISH i HOPKINS MORTUARY Emergency and Invalid Sedan Telephone 5455 M. &, M. BAKERY W. F. McDonald M.J. Massong GRAHAM'S DRY GOODS - SHOES Men's and Women's Ready.to.Wear POTLATCH YARDS, INC. Distributors of Shelter and Heat Building Materials Paints Hardware- Fuel t 4 SQUARE WEYERrHAEUSER LUMBER the sea-winds Bill closed his jacket collar, then slowly drawled, "This free will, Father? How do you figure we got free will? We get shoved in the Army, get some duds thrown at us, and pushed here, pushed there, from here to hell and back again." "Well, in a sense, you've lost your free will--what's your name? Oh, yes, Bill. For instance, if someone Jammed a gun in your back and asked for your wallet, you'd hardly have a free choice. This is one of those situations, all right. But don't forget, fellows, you're fighting in a pretty good cause. You're fighting a menace to freedom." Scotty shuffled his feet. "Yeah, I was a little hipped up about ighting for my country when I went in. I guess I still am, in a way." With a sudden movement, the priest placed his hands, one on each man's shoulder, and said, "Get this, boys. Here's how your free will comes in. No mtter wher you are or what you're doing, keep your record clean with God. Cut out the cursing and live cleap. Choose the straight way. Stay in the state of grace." He paused. Then, "We hav another blitz coming up. Plenty can happen. Just remember that God's your friend. When  you're going into the beach, it gives you a real lift to know your slate's clean You know that yourself, fellows." The three fell silent and stood trans- fixed, each pursuing in the darkness his own private hopes, thoughts and dreams. The ship rushed on into the purpling, howling night. The silence lengthened. Then, suddenly, "First call for chow" blasted through the loud-speaker. The voice of the announcer boomed and echoed through the holds, down the gang- ways, and into the bowels of the shi p . The spell of the moment, of the chap.- latn's voice, of the sighing winds was broken. Harsh reality was on them, the hard, metallic clanking of the boiler-room, the murmuring talk and laughter of the men passing by, galley bound. Hesitantly, the chaplain removed his hands and glanced from one to the other. "'Well, boys, I hope I've cleared up some of your troubles." Then slowly, "I'll see you around the ship again, I hope. Good evening." "See you around, Father," Bill answered. Scotty hung over the rail, silent. As the priest wheeled and turned to- ward the darkness of the passageway, Scotty Jerked up, cupped his hands and shouted, "Hey, Father." "Ye?" came back with the wind. "See you at Mass tomorrow." A pause. Then, "Swell. God bless you both." Both men turned again to the sea, silent, the silence of proven friends. Scot- ty began to hum a vagrant tune. Then, "Billy-boy, let's eat." "Yeah, I'm starved." The two walked toward the galley and food and lights and warmth, and the ship rolled on into the darkening sea, the moaning winds, toward danger. Ursuline Nuns Pioneers In Education of Women The Ursuline Order of nuns fouadd in Europe by St. Angela Merici or/Novem- ber 25, 1535, is credited with being the first religious community in the world consecrated by vow to the education of female youth. The work of teaching was from the first recognized as the distinct object of the Order which opened its first house in America at Quebec in 1639, and its .first house in the United States at New Orleans in 1727. The Company of St. Ursula has for its patroness the virgin martyr of Cologne, who has been the protectress of the faith and purity of youth. LEDWICH DRUG COMPANY "it Pays tO Come Here Often" PHONE 1101 WAPATO, WASHINGTON Batali's Harrah Feed Mill Feeds -:Seeds - Fertilizers HARRAH Phone Wapato 3308 WAPATO KILE'S KORNER Red & White Groceries Texaco Gas West Wapato Road and Lateral "A" Wapato, Wash. Phone 83112 WAPATO BRANCH THE NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE OF SEATTLE RED CROSS DRUG STORE Prescription Druggist THE REXALL STORE Magaztnes--Whttman's a Candies PHONE 2202 R. R. SHORT HARDWARE The Store o/Service LOGAN'S RESERVATION FEED MILL ALL KINDS OF FEED Garden and Field Seeds Custom Grinding and Cleaning WAPATO Phone 1414 I I SOURWINE-MERRITT I FUNERAL HOME AMBULANCE SERVICE I John S. Merritt Licensed Embalmer Lady Attendant Phone 3895 | MATSEN MOTOR CO. Sales and Service Dodge and Plymouth Cars and Trucks Phone 2141 Case Farm Machinery I AVENUE GROCERY = DON. ST. MARY, Prop. I Groaerles - Meats. Fruits- Vegetables Phone 2163 i EVERGREEN DRIVE INN Steaks- Dinners .Curb Service POTLATCH YARDS, INC. Distributors of Shelter and Heat Building Materials - Paints Hardware - Fuel 4 SQUARE WEYERHAEUSER " LUMBER La Lone's Furniture & Hardware Everyfbing /or the Home and Farm WAPATO DIETZEN'S BAKERY Just Good Food Phone 2514 Wapato ,oW