In downtown Seattle, south of "The Slot" (Yesler Way), is "The Skidroad." The Skidroad is the teeming hangout of dope peddlers, Negroes, Chinese, Filipinos, out-of-work loggers, miners, mill hands, sailors, slummers.
A denizen of the Skidroad for 32 years has been skinny, soft-voiced Peter Fitzgerald, ex-sourdough, sexton of Our Lady of Good Help Church. To down-&-outers in filthy flophouses Pete Fitzgerald guided priests to administer the last sacrament.
To the basement clinic at Our Lady of Good Help he brought many another derelict.
Last week the Skidroad was fit to bust with pride over Sexton Fitzgerald. For his 32 years of shy and selfless...