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14. 5. Elma ﬂﬂSERVA’I‘IONS Do not understimate the “Al - The big majority of them, say around 90 percent, have been students (high school and college) and of these, many are graduates. About ten per cent of the present membership are ex servicemen. They are all good workers and most of them are experienced in this particular kind of work, many having been going to the canneries for sever al seasons. There is hardly a Filipino col lege graduate in the northwest who has not worked in Alaska fisheries during his college days (some dating back to high school days)) and supported his "schooling out of his Alaska earnin’gs. Five “Alaskeros” have already obtained their Doctor of Philisophy degrees, and of these, two are at present holding professorial chairs in Philippine colleges. Another one is acting instructor in an Ameri~ can university in the midwest. There are three others who are working for their Ph. D. degree at present. After the war a 'good number of the men released from Uncle Sam’s armed forces resorted to the Alaska canneries as a sure thing to “replenish” their miser ably depleted pocketbooks. There you see an “army” of good, sound and healthy men, and intelligent as well. The way they have brought up the Union of cannery workers and farm laborers to its actual corn manding status is at once proof positive that these men are not mere common laborers, they got something else besides. Most of them are planning for and look lng forward to a bright future. Seasonal work in Alaska is a means to an end. Some, in fact, have business establishments already; yet they continue 'going to that "Land of the Midnight Sun" because, so they say, it is good and healthy work out there, the climate is agreeable. and the working con ditions and accommodations now vie with top modern canneries anywhere. They like the work, although the wages ought to be upped, and like to watch the sun came out of the horizon once every twenty or so hours, at the matutinal hour of five, and go back into early retreat by midmorning. Old Sol gets only a "breathing: spell” from the snow elad, cordilleran surface, the Im maculate whiteness of which takes charge of ettulging the day and evening hours, and the men after work, even at late nights, tarry down the fields for wholesome re laxation —— play softball, volleyball. sink. or other outdoor games; or retire to their well - ventilated bunk: end read magazines. or write letters. These descriptions. all to the good, i gathered from the men who have worked there. They may sound overgiided. but I begrudge them nonetheless. and wish that l have had some similar experi ences. it’s all to the good, there’s no question about it. The men who go there ”work and play, for health and for pay.“ (Isn‘t that a swell slogan l coined?) Here in Sentte. civic and patri otic activities or the local com munity and vicinitiee are usually bundled by "Alukeroe". A cursory glance at the printed program of the community for its big Philip— pine Independence Day celebrntion lut month shove tint the com mittee cheimen were Lou] 7 men; and their immedinte Inb otdinetel the me. ha: sheet “universities of herd "he." Mute meld weren't-t. d: lend the M In it would I. ate in an int new mum) W m Inn me SEATTLE SCHOOL BELL RINGS SEPT. 4; DRAWS BIG NUMBER 2ND GENERATION FROM THE LOCAL FILIPINO COMMUNITY When the bell of Seattle schools rings on September 4, a great number of the second generation of the local Fill pino colony will be found responding to its sonorous sound. ANITA OSIAS VILLAR. 1946 hon o r graduate of Broadway High School, is an entering freshman at the University of Washington. DOLORES MALLORI, of Philippine Indepe nde nc e Day fame, who starts her senior year at the Holy An gels Academy. DOLORES ESTIGOY, promising local violinist, re turns to Garfield High as a Junior. to school -- and many have fin ished their courses of stud‘y —— through their seasonal occupation in Aluka than any other source. American and Oriental W ~ mum ‘M’ cm ' Featuring Juicy steak Dinners—Hm Chm m 718 Pine about GM om "Service With a Bane” HR. AND HRS. WARD W. Prom-ton THE FILIPINQORUM The first generation Filipinos have had their day; now is the turn of the up and coming young er set Who will £ollow in the foot steps of their forbears. In High School Among those who will be sitting in high school (‘IHSSB‘R are Nancy Jiminez, who attends Garfield High as a second half freshman; Dolores Estigoy. who wiil start as ‘l junior at Garfiid: Dolors Mal lori. of July 4th Philippine Inde— pendence Queen fame: who starts her senior year at Holy Angels Academy; Dolores Domingo, 11 ibrave sophomore at the Immacu— ‘late High; and Christine Amado, iwho is a junior at Lincoln High School. ‘ On College Level . ‘ In higher institutions of learn ing, Miss Anita Villar is wearing her green froshmna cap at the University of Washington; Miss Ruth Diaz is back at Pacific Col lege where she was a freshman last term; and Miss Yvonne Nava. who returned to the University of Washington as a junior pro-law student. Candidates for PhJ). In the graduate school. Sergio Acena and Victoria Acosta Velas— co are givimg the finishing touches to their doctoral thesis at the University of Washington. Aoena is working for a PhD. in Chemistry, while, Velnsco seeks a doctorate in Education. CHRISTINE AMADO, the third “princess” of the Roy— al Court during the Philip— pine Independence Day cel ebration in Seattle, goes to Lincoln HighVSchool as a junior. EL. 5146 Vincent’s Barber Shop V. SABADO, Prop. 409 Maynard Ave. Qppoalge Atlas Theatre MAYAMAN’S DYE WORKS CLEANING - PBESSING Suits Pressed While You Wait Hats Cleaned dc Blocked 314 King St. Seattle, Wn. DOLORES D 0 MIN G 0, “princess” during the Philip pine Independence Day cele— bration here, is a sophomore at the Immaculate Hi g h School. NANCY JIMINEZ, anoth or member of the Royal Court of the Philippine Inde pendence Day celebration here. is another sophomore at Garfield High Séhool. Bataan Drugs Sundries Novelties, Cigars. Cigarettes Candles, Soft Drinks (The Only Filipino-Owned Drugstore in the Pacific Northwvst) 454 12th Ave. 'l‘el. EA. 9840 Seatlo, Wash. Mrs. Marie Llorito, Mgr. IRANON GROCERY FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES CORNER IZTH and YESLER ‘ Seattle, Wash. MAin 9473 Watch - Camera - Radio - Refrigerator - Typewriter CHIHARA JEWELRY COMPANY ' EXPERT WATCH REPAIRS Gm. I. CHIHARA - 612 JACKSON ST. Phone MA. 2275 Seattle, W MERRY MEAT & FISH COMPANY GROCERIES and VEGETABLES 25 years a friend and servant of the Filipino people. A complete line of Meats, Fish and Groceries for our . . . FILIPINO ALLIES m King Street Telephone mu Beanie, Walla. AUGUST, 194 Who? Where? When? By D. P. D. August 4 Mr. and Mrs. D. Suico their daughter, Mrs. Lee Biron gave a surprise party for Flora Ambon and her two cha ing daughters, Mardena and ham, at the. Finnish Hal]. Vincent Navea was the ma of ceremonies for the evening. large crowd attended. August 13 Seen at their favorite spot, University Bowling Alley, w Mrs. F. Ambon, Mr. and Mrs.‘ Davocal, Miss B. Dinala, Misg Maliori. T. Trinadad. P. Tor M. Fabro, L. Alcayde, and D. *nentil. Later this ‘group was s munching hamburgers at 'i‘ripple X. August 14 Seen dining at a downtown were Felix Zambora and the e charming E. R. More power you, F. Z. Keep up th good w I! II t August 30 A triple birthday party given at the home of Mr. Mrs. R. Birondo. Among t present were: Mr. and Mrs. Suico, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ca Mr. and Mrs. R. Birondo, Mr. Mrs. F. Davooal. Mr. and Mrs. Yadao. Mrs. Waite. Miss 1. Ab Miss D. Mallori. Miss B. Din V. Sabado. G. Cortez, P. (‘al Mr. Senio. Mrs. E. Aconica. E. Nonas. Mr. C. L. (‘anm and a host of others. August 31 Seen at the Legionarias Trabajo dance. dancing cheek cheek. was G. V. with a ver Pinoy. looking evermo roman I wonder what the old man ' say when he comes back from LLand 0’ the Midnight Sun. should be careful, my dear. to be so obvious in public. The inseparable chums are in town and are quite often strolling at the University cam and in downtown depart stores where they think rambling reporter cannot them. Sorry, but the rambling porter still roves around even less known places.