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0 Anione Marty Jr. i;(3X 502 10-27-56 mm mm NEWSSIANDS 10c PER COPY THE monRoI: monl'TOR FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY. WASHINGTON--THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1958 NUMBER 48 Game Dept. Reports: Pollution; International Competition Raising Problems In-Fish Industry The fishing industry in Washington State is at present be- set with a number of critical problems, with many leaders of the industry concerned over a continuing decline in fish stocks, increases in pollution and international competition may rele- gate this once important and flourishing industry, to the status of a less important enterprise. Dun, Bradstreet Listings Down In Monroe Area Statistics released today by W. H. Berry. district manager ~f the Seattle office of Dun and Brad- street. Inc., reflect the growth of l~LtSh~ess firms in Snohomish County during the past 2 years Figures obtained from a physi- cal count of the Dun and Brad- street Reference Book for No- vember, 1957, totaled 1975 manu- facturers, wholesalers, and re- tagers in this area as-compared to 1899 listings in 1955--an in- crease of 4.0 per cent for the period. The Reference Book, incident- ally, only lists manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. It does not include some of the service and professional businesses such as barber and beauty shops, stock and real estate brokers. Thins the figure for businesses in this 'county would actually be higher than the' 1975 quote above. ~e Reference Book contains al~aS~ximately three million busi- ,,~ listings for over 50,000 com- mamities in the United States. It is imblished every sixty days to k4ep listings current. During the l~d sixty days nearly 63,000 mua~ were added and nearly M,0Ot names were removed. ratings were changed dur- this period on more than 100,- business concerns. Osing the Dun and Bradstreet ]geq~rence,. Book listings as' a ~ak~o, it is interesting to review wimt has happened ,in the "six ]nrl~dpal Sn~nomish County com- rmmiti~ during the past two NOV. Nov. Pct Inc 1957 1955 or Dec Arlington .... 113 119 -5.0 Darrington _ __ 28 25 12.0 Everett ....... 913 886 3.0 . M~xce . ...... g4 88 -4.5 Marysville .... 132 123 7.3 Sultan ........ 35 26 34.6 Snohomish Co. 1975 1899 4.0 These problems, plus many subsidiary ones, have been rec- ognized in all their danger by the Department of Fisheries, di- rector Mile Moore. said today. "we're now attempting to apply a more practical approach to meet these problems," Moore said, "concentrating our efforts en the rehabilitation of dwindling salmon runs along with deter- mined efforts to revitalize and enlarge the state's clam fisher- ies by application of advanced clam farming practices .and also properly protect, cultivate and crop other fish and shell fish to aid fishermen, sportsmen, pro- cessors and canners. "We f~el we cannot sit idly by in the face of other industrial expansion and let our fishery re- sources dwindle away," Moore said, "without applying all pos- sible means to offset losses to fisheries unavoidably experienced ~n the development of industrial enterprises. We must protect present salmon Stocks to insure runs in future' years and take the offensive on several fronts in an all-out effo~ to return the fishing industry to its former prominence. "Competitors for use of our water resx)urce~ have many vo- ciferous advocates. The hydro- electric industry, which wants to build more ' dams on more streams, many of which are im- portant s a 1 m o n producers, is powerful ard persistent. The pulp and paper industry does not lack for champions, either, so it is no more than our duty to speak up for ou~ fisheries. A dtity, I might point out, that is specifically given us under the laws of our state." In a report on Dephrtmental activities since ~ast August, Moore emphasized the following points: Salm~ ~seal~ment A declining 1957 cycle of salm- on runs was greatly assisted by a complete ban, after September 25, on commercial fishing for salmon ~n Puget Somad, Willapa and Grays harbors. All Washing- ton State rivers and the two har- bor areas were--and are---closed to sport ~ishing for chinook and $2,600 Sought Here Filing Opens Jan. 10: i January 2nd Is Opening Day Three Director For Polio Fund Raising Campaign Seats ....O-en 0n The March of Dimes will launch its 1'958 polio fund campaign here and throughout the country on January 2 9n the dramatic note that for thousands of polio-blighted victims "Su/'vival Is Not Enough." Most of the money sought in the drive is needed to help disabled polio patients stage "comebacks" from helplesmcss to use- ~u1F~2ss. Last week Monroe area chair- re, an Dr. P. C. Paisden announced that the quota for Monroe is $26~. This ~ a prorortionate share of the total of $45,785 which is the goal assigned Snohomish County by the" National Polio Foundation. A continuing series of events will take place during the month of January to call attention to the urgent need for funds to car- ry on the fight against polio. The annual Mothers! March Against Polio will wind up the campagin on January 30, 1958. This year's drive will be the 20th anniver- sary of the March of Dimes movement. During these years cf the March of Dimes, funds raised have been ,esponsible for re- search that led to the creation of the Salk Vaccine ancl has fi- nanced extensive care for 325,000 pc.lie patients. ,Much research in all types' of virus, the training of professional workers in the field of rehabilitation, and the promo- tion of public education to en- courage use of the Salk Vaccine are! all included in the national program .for stamping out p61io. Last year $21,700,000 in March of Dimes funds were needed to give care and rehabilitation to 57,800 polio victims. Only 4,800 of these were net, cases. The others h~d suffered polio in pre- vi~u~ years. Public support for the 1958 March of Dimes has been re- quested by the local chairman. An appeal for volunteer workers to assist in the local drive has been sounded. 'Cats Down Up-River Neighbors; Now Lay Claim To Seven In Row Romping over their up-river neighbors, the Monroe Bear- cats extended the win skein to seven in a row during the holi- day weekend at the expense of Skykomish and Sultan. Marked improvement of the Bearcats was shown Friday night as the local quint caught fire and rattled the rim for 26 field "goals, and 1:3 free throws to score 65 points against the Sky- rockets. Final tally showed a 65-33 count as compared to the 53-52 thriller earlier in the season Saturday night, the Bearcats seemingly found the hoop again. journeyed ~o Sultan for a re- A-rapid-fire ~rio of Blair; Janke, turn engagement end turned bacl~ and Crowell cause the Bearcats the Turks ior the second time by ,to 'have a~ much feared .pressing a 69-50 score. The free-scoring affair marked the highest total for the Beavcats this. season and exhibited the Turks best efforts during the 1957-58 season. Neithez" game was without trembles by the Bearcaes. After Terry Blair opened the contest with a driving layup for a 2:0 Monroe lead, Skykomish blasted off to a 10-2 lead and held bate an 11-7 first quarter margin. During the second period the winner l~it for ten field goals and 'a charity toss to ,gain a 29-18 in- ,termisslon ..advantage. The story was the same the third stanza, Sky was held to 4 points while the Orange and Black hit for 14 to ice the grime at 43-22 lead. The .first quarter hex stayed with Monroe Saturday night as the be~t they could manage defense. Monroe ,(65) leg Wagner ............ 9 Brommers ........ 0 Blair 1 McClelland ........ 3 S. Johnson ........ 0 Thampson ......... 1 Mngnuson 2 Janke ........... _l_ 2 Johnson ..... . ....... 2 ............ 5 Felix .............. 1 Kelley ....... ~ 0 Skykomish (33) FG F reestad .......... 3 Fay ............... 0 Henry ............. 1 Walls .............. 0 Omeg ............. 1 Javier ..... ........ 0 Sa.rginson .......... 0 JoseLyn ........... 3, Matthew ........ "_. 4 School Board Filing for three Monroe Board of Education and three Snoho- mish County Board of Educa- tion seats will open January 10 and dose January 24. Fil- ing for the former can be made either with Supt. of Schools Thomas E. Marsden or clerk Lloyd McCaffery, and for the latter, with county Supt. of Schools Mrs. Dorothy Bennett at the court house, Everett. The posts with terms expiring in school district No, 402 include director districts No. 2, 4 and 5 held by incumbents Lloyd Ho- well, McCaffery and Ray Dahl in that order. Terms expiring on the county board include the posts' currently held by Emmit Smith of Sno- homish, Walter Johnson of Ev- erett, and Dr. J P. Youngquist of Mukilteo. All are for four- year terms. The terms in the 4 and 5 dis- tricts are for four-years each, while the No 2 seat is to fill the unexpired term of V. E. Hewitt now held by appointee Howell. The other two board seats, districts No. 1 and 3, are held by Lyle Eariywine and Delmar Fleming respectively, and do not terminate until 1960. " School elections will be held jointly with the Town of Monroe on March 11. License Plates Go On Sale FT TPHere Jan. 2 2 20 0 - 0 ' Sale of 1958 auto license plates 2 4 begins today, January 2, at the 1 7 James Hamilton Insurance of. 2 2 rice, North Lewis St., according 2 4 to Snohomish County Auditor ' 3 7 George Dubuque. 1 5 The finst shipment of the '58 0 4 plates was received by the coon- .0 10 ty last week/ The green and 0 2 white plates, which will have .0 0 three:~tetters antithree numbers, FT TP will be sold in numerical order 2 8 and no requests for special num- 0 0 hers will be answered. 1 3 Car owners should receive by 0 0 mail the application form for the 0 2 1 1 new plates and this application 0 0 should be taken to the agent 1 7 when purchase ~s made. The 4 12 plates will be on sale until Feb- KIRBY'S CANDIDACY 'UNDECIDED' Public Cacuses Set As Intrest Mounts In Coming Election three council seats. Undoubtedly aware of the keen interest in the coming election, Mayor Kirby and councilmen last Monday established the dates cf two public caucuses. They called caucuses for the evenings of February 3 and 4 in the town hall. Caucus business---other caucu- ses may be called by individual electors--will include: Nomination of candidates for' the office of mayor for a four- year term; . Nomination of candidates for two council seats for four-year terms each; And, nomination of candidates for one councilman to fill the un- expired term of the late Merritt Doolittle, and currently held by appointment by Lawi'ence Whit- field. The latter council post is for a 27-month period. The two four-year term pasts are held by incumbents Henry Baker and Elias Storrno. O t h e r elected incumbents, whose terms do not expire until 1960, are Councilmen George Butler and William Rainwater, and Treasurer Miss Marcella Davis. While the mayor and council have set two caucu~ dates, other electors are at liberty to call ad- ditional nominating caucuses. According to x)rdinahce, addi- tional caucuses may be called by any elector with notice given not more than. sixty days, nor less than eleven days prior to the election March 11. Notice must be given at least ten days prior to the cauct~s, and such notices must list the of. rices to:l~ ~Llled: : ' Notice" must be given by pub- lication in the town's official newspaper, The Monroe Monitor, and posted in three public places .---all ten days prior to the cau- cus date'. Early indications that four men are inte~ ifi becoming mayorality candidates in the coming March elections, and the disclosure Monday that Mayor Lee Kirby is "as yet undecided", signifies a hefty political, scrimage in the offing here soon. Aside from a four-year mayor's post, town government is also offering Committees Set ' ,Town Council " Wh& Up Year Raising Money (The complete texts of Ordin- ance No. 355 and notice of pub- lic hearing on an East-West" Main St. Alley Local Improve- ment District will be found on page 2.~Editor.) Town council last Monday evening, on the third try, fin- ally got together for a wind-up session of town b u s i n e s s for 1957. The lawmakers were or- iginally scheduled to g a t h e r Christmas Day, but postponed the meeting to last F r i d a y when lack of quorum forced an- other postponement. Heading the business agenda was an emergency ordinance ap- propriating monies from the general fund. Councilmen bailed out the PoLice Dept. to the tune of $1,300 and the Street Dept. with $2,200. The forr~r depart- ment exceeded the '57 budget through purchase of a new pa- trol car and radio equipment. The latter went over the financial hump with the need for addition- al labor and materials needed to make unforeseen repairs caused by the '57 sewer installation. From the' standpoint of prac- tice, neither appropriation was unusual, and .has been routine in recent years for other depart- ' raents as- well ......... January 29, at 8 p.m.; the council will set as a "board of equalization" on the . recently completed LID alley improve- ment on Main St. Those assessed will have an opportunity at that time to make objection to their assessments if they so desire. , In other business, council or- ilver saImon. A five-day fall against the Turks :was a 14-13 H~ofotmn-typradi ....... _F~hht ruary 15, when state laws re- For58 Kiwanis S~ I i d season was .allowed in Puget lead. Changing defenses, the Mom-oe (69) FG TP quires that the '58 plates be in- ~ en n ore Sound for the purpose Of testing 'Bearcats moved to a 31-22 half- Wagner __: ......... 8' 6 22 stalled on cars. ~2melead; a 54--40 .third period Over Weekend Seven persons were injured in two automobile accidents on the Stevens Pass Highway over the ~eekend. Injured were An~ne ttamptone, 67; Jesse~ Hamptone, and Violet Van Selus, all of Wenatchee; Elizabeth L. Held, 11; Patricia A. Held, 18; Carla Van Camp, 21 and Judy R. Ja- cobsen, 17, all of Seattle. The Hamptones and Mrs. Van Selus were injured Saturday when Hamptone attempted to pass a truck driven by.Daniel A. Jones,' 29, Monroe, on the Wallace River Bridge east of Startup. The ' B arnptone auto skidded in ~he heavy snow flurry-and crashed into the bridge. Jones was un- able to stop and hit the Hamp- tome car. He was not injured. The four young Seattle women were injured at 10 a.m. Sunday morning when the car driven by ~'lizabeth Heid passed a truck at high ~peed, then skidded on the snow covered highway and rolled aver the enbankment one mile west of Grdtto. % Most seriously in~ured~ accord- htg to Monroe General hospital authorities, .was Miss Van Camp, Who is in serious c~ndition "with a fractured back vertebre. Menus Far School Lunches Disclosed For January 6 through Janu- ary 19, 1958. ' Monday--Spanish rice, buttered green beans, and chocolate pud- ding. Tuesday~Bar B Que beef on bun, tossed salad, and fruit jello- whipped cream. Wednesday ~ Chili - crackers, carrot sticks, and pineapl)le bars. Thursday- Meat- vegetable pie, cole slaw, and applesauce cake. l;Yiday~Macaroni and cheese, buttered peas, and peach cobbler- whiptSed cream. Buttered bread slices and milk are served with each of the~ able school lunch~:~nenus. ~hat we want more than a /g~xl, five-cent cigar Ssa good, flveeent ni~. the chum salmon runs, along with a restricted season in the harbor; areas; to assure adequate escapement. It is estimated this emergency closure permitted an additional 7,800 chinook, 80,000 silvers and 190,000 Chum salmon to find their way to the spawning grounds. In a normal good year over 500,000 chums and around 350,000 silvers would have been taken in the commercial fishery during this period. Ratchery Reports Reports from state hatcheries reveal the Green River hatchery on Sees Creek has taken 15 mil- lion fag chinook, salmon eggs; this is a take which has only been exceeded twice since 1939. Ndw high chinook egg-take rec- ords were set at Samish, Nook- sack, Issaqdah, Toutle and Klick- Rat hatcheries. It is too early in the season as yet to check the full extent of the silver salmon, escapement, but from indications it appears that such escapements will be adequate for a fair seeding yet considerably below 'what. might be expected as a result of the restrictions placed upon fishing operations. Streams where hatch- eries are located particularly re- ceived increased returns. Early indications are that silver escape- merits~ will exceed those of par'- ent runs in such sWeams as May Creek (Skykomish River), Min- ter Creek (South Sound), Toutle River (Columbia) and Nemah River (Willapa Harbor). Fish Farm Program Surveys are being made of estuaries; bays, lakes a n d streams in order to establish high yield, low cost .fish farm o!0= erations to increase salmon pop- ulations. To date , approximately 420 acres of impounded lake waters (fresh water)'have been poisoned to get rid of predator fish and l~lanted with silver" s~m~t and another 245 acre~ will be poi- soned and planted early in 1958. Initial, findings indicate that at least two salt water lagoons in the Puget Sound area and. one ih the Wfllapa Harbor area will be available and will be put into op- eration in this type of fish rear- (Continued on Page 4) advantage; and ended ~p wgh the 69-50 count. .Both wins were largely due to ,the rebounding strength of Jerry McClel]~d, Ben Ma~uson, and Jay Wagner. Each Bearcat scor- ed in the Skykomi~ affair; Wag- net leading the scorin~ parade in both contests. Br~ce Crower ,has Four Boys A re Cummings Train Winners Brornmers ........ 1 Blair ............... 1 McClelland _ ...... 3 Magnuson _ ........ 1 Janke .............. 2 Johnson ........... 0 Crowell ........... 8 Felix .............. 0 Kelley ............. 0 {Continued on Pap eight) 2 4 Dubuque said that some 55,000 2 4 passenger car licenses and 12,000 4 10 truck licenses are expected to be 4 6 sold in the county. 2 6 All agents selling the licenses 1 I attended a special "school" at 0 16 the county courthouse- Monday. 0 0 This was held to explain to them 0 0 the recent changes in licensing procedures. Four of the happiest boys in the SkTkomlsh Valley Christ- mas Day were the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Richard petrick of N. Cuttle Road.~ Ronnle, 3, above, Robbie, 7, Rick, 8, and Kenny, IS, were grand prize winners' of Cmnmlngs Bros. an. nual ,Christmas glve-away. The feature prize was a $125.00 Lionel d~e train. Other winners, oven ready turkeys in this instance, were Mrs. Edward Hanby, ~lorlan "Strawberry" Hanfle, Ron Moellring, all of the Monroe area. ----Monroe Monitor Photo. Ward Bowden, riewly elected president of the Monroe Kiwanis Club, this week released the names of committee membens and chairmen for 1958. Committees are: Achievement -- Gene Ernseer, chairman, Paul Baisden and Dan Connelly; Agriculture and Con- servation-.Ch~l Garey, chair- man, Paul Berglund, John Ver- non, Paul Baisden, Ralph ~Emor, Walter Camp o#nd Fenno Swan; Attendance a n d Membenshil>-- Job.r/ Vernon, chairman, Percy .Dyer, Storrs Clbugh and Walter Camp. Boys and Girls---Merle Sprau,. chaiz:~n, Ralph Ramaley, Gene Ernster,, Carl Garey, Clarence Peters, Allan Burke and BOb Brown; Finance and Budget-- Ewalt Schrag, chairman, Dan Connelly, Joe B r o w n, Lewis Morse, .a~, John Vernon; House and Reception --Harry B a y 1 ~" chairman, Thomas Marsden, Ro- bert Stretch, Alex Zaremba and Larry Whitfield. Inter-Club---Percy Dyer, chair-. man, Paul Berglund, L e w i s Morse, ,Forrest Tibbitts a n d Clarence' Devers; Kiwanis Edu- cation--Paul Baisden, chairman, Don Clarke, Allan Burke and Ralph Ramaley; Music--Harold Fankhauser," chairman,, Gene Ernster, Ewalt Schrag and Fen- no Swan; Program--Don Clarke, chairman, Allan Burke, Clarence Devers, Percy Dyer, H a r o 1 d Fankhauser, John Vernon and Harry Ingalls. Public Affairs and Roads-- Clarence Devers, chairman, Rus- sell Byron, Walter Camp, Carl Garey, Den Johnson, Lee Lewis, Earnest Lidell, Kenneth Schilaty, Larry Whitfield and W i 11 a r d Wyatt; Public Relations--Walter Camp, chairman, Thomas Mars- den, Allan Jay, Don Moellring and Ralph Minor; Sick Call and Relief--Frank Trullinger, chair- rfian, Earl Moores, Forrest Tib- bitts, Ralph Ramaley,' Harry Bayly, Robef-t Stretch and Clar- ence Peters. Support of Churches -- Cecil Kerr, chairman; Ralph Ramaley, Alex Zaremba, Ewalt Schrag,- Earnest Lidell, Kenneth Schil- laty and Lewis Morse; Under- (Co~ammd ~',~ 4) dered the drafting of an LID ordinance' for the Cedergreen Addition, and engineering on the proposed street improvement project. Chief of Police Charles Hill re- quested that councilmen give consideration to a new, or a- mended, curfew ordinance. The ordinance in tree today, Hill re- ported, was adopted in 190~, and established an 8:30 p.m. curfew. Council promised to give a 10 p.m. enforceable curfew law con- siderat~on. The$~_~ciated a 3 year, $1 per year, contract with Don Smith of Rt. 2, Monroe, for the removal of sludge bed refuse from the town's sewage disposal plant. Monroe Families Gal e Christmas Day Four generatio~ met at the Harry Bayly home, Mr, and Mrs. Bayly, great-grandparents, their son'-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cummings of Sno- homish, Mrs. Dick Ryan, daugh- ,ter of Mr. arid :Mrs. Cummings, her husband' and children, Ricky and Kathy Other guests were the Misses Susan and Patricia Cmnmings, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Countryman and children Lauren, Nancy, Gayle and Jean. Guests of ~_rs. Carrie Greene were Mr. and Mrs. James Thaa-" num, Tom and Nancy of Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. Don Campbell and David of Pinehurst, Bill Camp- hell and Qufnton Campbell of Sno- homish. During the day she had a telephone greeting from her niece, Mrs. Jack Minnick who with" her ht~sband and son recent- ly established a new home in S. Louis, Missouri. Mr. add Mrs. Start Bates' and family of Pullmnn were' guests of her father, R. J. Stretch.' Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jensen and children had the Wallace Hed- land fatally as guests Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day were guests at a family gathering at the Carl Jorgensen home in Seat. tiC. Mrs. Ruth Schtla~y had all her family for turkey dinner and the of gifts Christmas Eve: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sohilaty and family, the Kenneth Schi- laty hnd LeWis Gashor~ families. The Kenneth Schilaties w e r e (~ ea Pa&~ 4)