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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Eighty-Three N.C.W.C. RELIEF BRIGHTENS CHRISTMAS FOR THOUSANDS oF WAR VICTIMS LONGVIEW Season's Greetings ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL (Longview, Wash. ) NEW and MODERN EQUIPMENT Conducted by Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark ? I O e 0 Thousands of "war victims In the unhappy lands overseas will have a brighter Christmas because of the Thanksgiving Food Collection held In 115 dioceses of the United States. This food, collected November 23 to 30, was shipped to reach many desperately hungry people before Christmas. At a food kRchen in Italy, supplied by War Relief Services-National Catholic Welfare Conference, a nun dishes out hot soup to the hungry aged folks. O .The Trap (continued from page 86) Down the corridor, she rushed to Moth- er Meehtilde. "Will you give me permission to do whatever I can to try to save the con- vent ?" . Mother Mechtilde nodded, "Whatever happens, Mother, when Col- onel Borin comes do not ask me about the Eikon. You simply do not know where it is." She stopped at the parlor door to force calmness into her face. "This," she said, serving the Colonel from a tall slender bottle, "was distilled from our own cherries. It's usually kept for special occasions, but it seems it won't be needed here much longer. How soon do you think the convent will be closed? Or is that Colonel Borin's de- cision ?" "Colonel Borin has no more to say about it than I. Probably you will have to go tomorrow." She refilled his glass and glanced at the Madonna. "I wonder what will happen to the "picture when we are gone. They tell me the villagers have clever ways of hiding these old Elkons when religious houses are repressed." Very calm, casual. "It would be a pity to have the stupid villagers get their hands on 'this one. Look at those emeralds. They're fit for a king." "Yes, think of the price they would fetcli in New York! And of course we cannot take them with us. Under our vow of poverty, we leave our convent with nothing." She watched his eyes betray the thought taking shape in his mind. "That gives me an idea," he said, "I think, for safety, I will take it with me now." He stood quickly. While he tested the strength of the chair against the wall, she glanced at the clock. "Of all days, Lord, don't let Colonel Borin be late today," she prayed fer- vently. As he removed the Eikon from the wail, the bell at the portress' gate clanged. In another second, she thought, the town hall clock would strike eleven. That's how precise Colonel Borln is. She took the Madonna from Colonel Zimov'J hands while he climbed off the chair. "If you'll come into the next room," Bhe told him, hurrying, "It will be easier to wrap It up. There's a larger table there. You can't carry it through the street| like this." Colonel Borin's steps were quick, com- ing down the corridor as she closed the door into the adjoining room. His face would he livid, she reflected, when he had xeen the patch of glaring blue wall pa- per where the Eikon had hung. Colonel Zimov, recognizing the footsteps, stopped in the middle of the room, clutching the picture. "But where is it--what has become of the Madonna?" Anger loudened Colo- nel Borin's voice. "Who has dared to re- move it?" he demanded. Mother Mechtilde's answer was slow. "I didn't know it had gone." "But I want that Eikon and I intend to have it. One of these thieving Poles has got it. The thief will wish he'd never been boz when I'm through with him," he threatened. "No one has "the right to remove it without your permission, I presume?" "No. But 'thieves do not usually ask permission." "This is a serious matter. I will have every house in the village searched." "It will do you no good," Mother Meeh- tilde told him. "When an Eikon disap-. pears like this, it is because the peasants mean to preserve it, at any cost. You will not see it again. Other Eikons have been stolen in other places to protect them fromthose who are not Polish." "Come this way, Colonel Zimov. I'll show you how you can leave without being seen," Sister Stephanie whispered. Swiftly, she led the way down the stairs to the basement, and along the underground passage through the gar- den. "You are perfectly safe now," she told him. "You will never be suspected and your own things can never be searched. No one but you and my superior and I will ever know where the Eikon is If you will agree to allow the convent to re- main open. You and I depend on each other, Colonel. You want the Elkon and protection from Colonel Borin. I want the convent kept going. If you take this path through the woods its will bring you out near town." He nodded stiffly. "The convent will remain open," he told her. Back in the convent, Colonel Borin was .insisting loudly that the entire commu- nity be questioned. Sister Stephanie told herself she could safely go to the chapel and stay there until he had gone. Then she would go to Mother Mechtilde. Mother would shake her head xlowly, holding tight her crucifix, then say how good God was to let them keep the con- vent going for the poor of the Village. Really, she'd probably murmur, it was sometimes had to decide between two evils. But one was always in the right when she did what she believed to be right. The Liberty Bell, built between 17.2 and 1741, cracked on July 8, 1835, while tolling a knell for Chief Justice John Marshall of the U. S. Supreme Court. SCHEURICH'S Groceries and Meats 30th and Ocean Beach Highway LV. 283 HIGHLAND DAIRY Homogenized ; Pasteurized Milk HIGHLAND ICE CREAM COTTAGE CHEESE Phone LV. 702 SEASON'S GREETINGS CAMPBELL FEED & FUEL CO. PHONE LV. 100 J. H. KELLY PLUMBING AND HEATING SINCE "23" 1157 Commerce Ave. Phone LV. 187 MARSHALL'S FURNITURE and APPLIANCES Longview, Wash. SEASON'S GREETINGS COWLITZ COUNTY DENTAL CLINIC BEST IN MODERN DENTISTRYPRICE8 WITHIN REACH OF ALL-- LIBERAL CREDIT TO ALL 111-112 BARNES BLDG. PHONE LV. 770 VENETIAN BLINDS 1 Custom-Built In Longviewl For Estimates, call Longvlew 657 Pacific Blind Company 1534 California Way KORTEN'S EVERYTHING .MUSICAL and ELECTRICAL 1207 Commerce LV. 8400 LONGVIEW CITY LAUNDRY and CITY CLEANERS Phone 3000 We Use Only Pure Gentle Ivory Soapl QUALITY BAKERY L. M. GROVES, Prop. Quality Bread, Pastries and Rolls 1149 Commerce Ave. Phone $61-J 1207 14th D 0 N A H U E'S NEW AND USED FURNITURE OII and Electrical Appliances Gibson Refrigerators Gibson Ranges OlYmlHs Ranges Phone LV, 67 116q-S.? Commerce Ave. LONGVIEW and KELSO EIPIRE DRUG CO. LEADING DRUGG I78 PHONES! Longvlaw 790; Kelso 26 BEST WISHES from ALEXANDER'S SHOES and FURNISHINGS 1259-1261 Conumerce Ave. Longvlew, Wash. SEASON'S GREETINGS DAN CALLAHAN LONqVlEW 1193 California Way , AMADON FORGE & MACHINE WORKS BLACKSMITHS . MACHINIgTS - WELDERS - STEEL FABRICATING Iron - Steel - Coat . Electric Welding - Ornamental Iro Work - Boiler Repairs . Tanke,Stm;kx Phone LV. M. M. WAKEFIELD Agent RICHFIELD PRODUCTS Yallcouve--Ph. $ Longview--Ph. GUNDERSON'S REXALL STORE "Tht PllltIIiWI IltorS', PHO, NI LV. 117 I LONGVIEW PLUMBING & HEATING ] ELECTRIC RANGES---OIL BURNERS K REFRIGERATION 614 COMMERCE AVENUE . , LV. 185 OR 29 W W The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Eighty-Three N.C.W.C. RELIEF BRIGHTENS CHRISTMAS FOR THOUSANDS oF WAR VICTIMS LONGVIEW Season's Greetings ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL (Longview, Wash. ) NEW and MODERN EQUIPMENT Conducted by Sisters of St. Joseph of Newark ? I O e 0 Thousands of "war victims In the unhappy lands overseas will have a brighter Christmas because of the Thanksgiving Food Collection held In 115 dioceses of the United States. This food, collected November 23 to 30, was shipped to reach many desperately hungry people before Christmas. At a food kRchen in Italy, supplied by War Relief Services-National Catholic Welfare Conference, a nun dishes out hot soup to the hungry aged folks. O .The Trap (continued from page 86) Down the corridor, she rushed to Moth- er Meehtilde. "Will you give me permission to do whatever I can to try to save the con- vent ?" . Mother Mechtilde nodded, "Whatever happens, Mother, when Col- onel Borin comes do not ask me about the Eikon. You simply do not know where it is." She stopped at the parlor door to force calmness into her face. "This," she said, serving the Colonel from a tall slender bottle, "was distilled from our own cherries. It's usually kept for special occasions, but it seems it won't be needed here much longer. How soon do you think the convent will be closed? Or is that Colonel Borin's de- cision ?" "Colonel Borin has no more to say about it than I. Probably you will have to go tomorrow." She refilled his glass and glanced at the Madonna. "I wonder what will happen to the "picture when we are gone. They tell me the villagers have clever ways of hiding these old Elkons when religious houses are repressed." Very calm, casual. "It would be a pity to have the stupid villagers get their hands on 'this one. Look at those emeralds. They're fit for a king." "Yes, think of the price they would fetcli in New York! And of course we cannot take them with us. Under our vow of poverty, we leave our convent with nothing." She watched his eyes betray the thought taking shape in his mind. "That gives me an idea," he said, "I think, for safety, I will take it with me now." He stood quickly. While he tested the strength of the chair against the wall, she glanced at the clock. "Of all days, Lord, don't let Colonel Borin be late today," she prayed fer- vently. As he removed the Eikon from the wail, the bell at the portress' gate clanged. In another second, she thought, the town hall clock would strike eleven. That's how precise Colonel Borln is. She took the Madonna from Colonel Zimov'J hands while he climbed off the chair. "If you'll come into the next room," Bhe told him, hurrying, "It will be easier to wrap It up. There's a larger table there. You can't carry it through the street| like this." Colonel Borin's steps were quick, com- ing down the corridor as she closed the door into the adjoining room. His face would he livid, she reflected, when he had xeen the patch of glaring blue wall pa- per where the Eikon had hung. Colonel Zimov, recognizing the footsteps, stopped in the middle of the room, clutching the picture. "But where is it--what has become of the Madonna?" Anger loudened Colo- nel Borin's voice. "Who has dared to re- move it?" he demanded. Mother Mechtilde's answer was slow. "I didn't know it had gone." "But I want that Eikon and I intend to have it. One of these thieving Poles has got it. The thief will wish he'd never been boz when I'm through with him," he threatened. "No one has "the right to remove it without your permission, I presume?" "No. But 'thieves do not usually ask permission." "This is a serious matter. I will have every house in the village searched." "It will do you no good," Mother Meeh- tilde told him. "When an Eikon disap-. pears like this, it is because the peasants mean to preserve it, at any cost. You will not see it again. Other Eikons have been stolen in other places to protect them fromthose who are not Polish." "Come this way, Colonel Zimov. I'll show you how you can leave without being seen," Sister Stephanie whispered. Swiftly, she led the way down the stairs to the basement, and along the underground passage through the gar- den. "You are perfectly safe now," she told him. "You will never be suspected and your own things can never be searched. No one but you and my superior and I will ever know where the Eikon is If you will agree to allow the convent to re- main open. You and I depend on each other, Colonel. You want the Elkon and protection from Colonel Borin. I want the convent kept going. If you take this path through the woods its will bring you out near town." He nodded stiffly. "The convent will remain open," he told her. Back in the convent, Colonel Borin was .insisting loudly that the entire commu- nity be questioned. Sister Stephanie told herself she could safely go to the chapel and stay there until he had gone. Then she would go to Mother Mechtilde. Mother would shake her head xlowly, holding tight her crucifix, then say how good God was to let them keep the con- vent going for the poor of the Village. Really, she'd probably murmur, it was sometimes had to decide between two evils. But one was always in the right when she did what she believed to be right. The Liberty Bell, built between 17.2 and 1741, cracked on July 8, 1835, while tolling a knell for Chief Justice John Marshall of the U. S. Supreme Court. SCHEURICH'S Groceries and Meats 30th and Ocean Beach Highway LV. 283 HIGHLAND DAIRY Homogenized ; Pasteurized Milk HIGHLAND ICE CREAM COTTAGE CHEESE Phone LV. 702 SEASON'S GREETINGS CAMPBELL FEED & FUEL CO. PHONE LV. 100 J. H. KELLY PLUMBING AND HEATING SINCE "23" 1157 Commerce Ave. Phone LV. 187 MARSHALL'S FURNITURE and APPLIANCES Longview, Wash. SEASON'S GREETINGS COWLITZ COUNTY DENTAL CLINIC BEST IN MODERN DENTISTRYPRICE8 WITHIN REACH OF ALL-- LIBERAL CREDIT TO ALL 111-112 BARNES BLDG. PHONE LV. 770 VENETIAN BLINDS 1 Custom-Built In Longviewl For Estimates, call Longvlew 657 Pacific Blind Company 1534 California Way KORTEN'S EVERYTHING .MUSICAL and ELECTRICAL 1207 Commerce LV. 8400 LONGVIEW CITY LAUNDRY and CITY CLEANERS Phone 3000 We Use Only Pure Gentle Ivory Soapl QUALITY BAKERY L. M. GROVES, Prop. Quality Bread, Pastries and Rolls 1149 Commerce Ave. Phone $61-J 1207 14th D 0 N A H U E'S NEW AND USED FURNITURE OII and Electrical Appliances Gibson Refrigerators Gibson Ranges OlYmlHs Ranges Phone LV, 67 116q-S.? Commerce Ave. LONGVIEW and KELSO EIPIRE DRUG CO. LEADING DRUGG I78 PHONES! Longvlaw 790; Kelso 26 BEST WISHES from ALEXANDER'S SHOES and FURNISHINGS 1259-1261 Conumerce Ave. Longvlew, Wash. SEASON'S GREETINGS DAN CALLAHAN LONqVlEW 1193 California Way , AMADON FORGE & MACHINE WORKS BLACKSMITHS . MACHINIgTS - WELDERS - STEEL FABRICATING Iron - Steel - Coat . Electric Welding - Ornamental Iro Work - Boiler Repairs . Tanke,Stm;kx Phone LV. M. M. WAKEFIELD Agent RICHFIELD PRODUCTS Yallcouve--Ph. $ Longview--Ph. GUNDERSON'S REXALL STORE "Tht PllltIIiWI IltorS', PHO, NI LV. 117 I LONGVIEW PLUMBING & HEATING ] ELECTRIC RANGES---OIL BURNERS K REFRIGERATION 614 COMMERCE AVENUE . , LV. 185 OR 29 W W