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THE "MONR'OE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 1923 " TWFaNTY-EIGHTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTONmFRIDAY. JANUARY 14, 1927 NUMBER 44 L V A BIG JOINT INSTALLATION Of Officers of Monroe Lodge No. 156  and Tolero Lodge No. 119, I. O. O. F. Held Sat- Do You Know That the Play "IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE" ill lm presented on January 14th by the Junior Class at H. S. Auditorium Monroe CURTAIN 8 P. M. urdy in Lodge Rooms. Admission ................ 25c, 35c, 50c -- WASHINGTON U A joint imstallation of officers was held last Saturday evening, Jan. 8, by Monroe Lodge No. 156 I. O. O. F., and Tolero Rebekah Lodge No. 119. ASSOCIATION The installing officials were J. L. McIntyre, deputy grand master, and Hilda Johnson, deputy president, as- sisted by acting Krand marshals Nels Anderson and Mattie Orr. We desire to compliment our two deputies and their installing staff on the manner in which they performed their work. The officers, are: Walter Tucker, N. G. J. R. Crankshaw, V. G, J. J. Mclntyre, R. S. R. A. Thomas, F. S. Lewis Dahlgren, Treas. B. Dickinson, R. S. to N. G. Dr. Cox, L. S. to N. G. F. Countryman, R. S. to V G. J. Robins, L. S. to V. G. C. H. McGlothlin, P. G. C. H. C. Hewitt, Warden. E. L. Purdy, Conductor. Joe Waggoner, Chaplain. J. T. Plyler, I. G. D. Funk, O. S. G. E: Wood, R. S. S. W. Draper, L. S. S. The officers for the Rebekahs are: Libbie McGlothlin, N. G. Regina Olson, V. G. Clara Thomas, R. S. Mabel Simmons, F. S. Jennie Nye, Treas. Verdie Waggoner, R. S. to N. GI Anna Orr, L. S. to N. G. Minnie Bellinger, R. S. to V. G. Alice Louden, L. S. to V. G. Effie Shipp, Warden. Edna Love, Conductor. Neva Purdy, Chaplain. Havnah Hewitt, I. G. Claude Hewitt, O. S. Mary Hysom, Music.Jan. Myrtle Vanasdleff, P. G., who was presented with a beautiful Past Grand Pin by the I. O. O. F. After the installation the enter- tainment ommietook .chaxe, and gave a very good program. The as- semblage then adjourned to the din- ing room where one of the most fa- mous suppers for which the Rebek- ahs have always justly prided them- selves, was seryed. The Monitor desires to thank Mrs McGlothlin for the above very com- plete report. DROPPED DEAD AT BELLINGHAM .===***.,.-.,,= Lee Barlow, a Business Man of That City and Brother of C. L. Barlow of Monroe, Died Suddenly Wednesday. Late last Wednesday afternoon the news reached Carroll L. Barlow of Monroe that hi.s brother, Lee Bar- low, a business man of Bellingham, had j'ust assed away very sudden-. ly. Apoplexy or heart trouble is supposed to have been .the cause of this very sudden death of a gentle- man well known in Monroe, where he visited at various times. Deceased did not survive the shock more than ten minutes, when i was all over, an the physician hastily summone_ did not reach him in tinle to find him alive. Deceased was engaged in the au- tomobi.le:business, was 44 years of age, married, and. with one daugh- ter, Marian Lee, who, with his wife father and several brothers, survive him. C. L. Barlow and wife and, little daughter went to Bellingham ear:y Thursday morning to render what as- sistance possible by them in the sud- den pssing of so near a relative. Elizabeth Mary Kindle Dead Following an illness of about a week, Elizabeth Mary Kindle, age 4 years, 11 months and 7 days, died at the home of her l?arents, Mr. an Mrs. Chas. Leroy Kindle, Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, about 5 o'clock, of pneumonia. The little lady had been quite ill for a day or two, but had been supposed to have crossed the crisis' Qf her i.llness and growing bet- ter when a relapse set in and ended in her death as above. Sympathy from many friends go to Mr. and Mrs. Kindle in this time of grief for them. Funeral services will be held Sat- urday afternoon, January 15, at the Methodist Episcopal Church, at two o'clock with the Rev. E. D. White and iev. J. M. Hison officiating. Pallbearers will be E. W. Covell, R. "v'. Greene, Harry Nelson and Arthur Bagiey. Mary Hysem, Phoebe Nickel Elsie Jacobsen, Margaret Bascom Dorothy Dickinson and Georgia Sny- der will act as honorary pallbearers. Washington sold close to $200,000 vorth of Christmas trees during the month of December. Students' Activities in the Basket Ball Field of Ath- leticsHuskies Still Going Strong in Cage Work. Waslington scored almost at will over the University of British Co- lumbia quintet Saturday evening in the campus gymnasium, wFnmng 76 to 20. This is the first time this year that the Huskies have displayed outstanding scoring possibilities. Monty Snider, Coach Fmundsen's sophomore flash at forward, kept up his bri.lliant streak of basket ball by ringing the hoop for eight field goals and two free throws for 18 points. Snider is almost a cinch for one of the forward berths, replacing Alfie James, a letter man from the 1925 team. James will fill the first for- ward role. Captain A1 Schuss was second high point man, with 13 points. The Hus- ky le.ader has been in a slump for the past several weeks, but is now round- ing into" the form that made him All-Coast forward in 1925. The race for the tip off bcrtli, which has been waged hot and heavy for over a month, fi.nally ended with Earl Jewell copping. Jewell was un- derstudy to George Anderson two gears ago. He started slow this year, but has been improving rapidly since the first Whitman game in Walla Walla. The placing of Jewell at cen- ter will relieve Hec Edmundsen of a lot of worry and provide a good sub, Berenson, for relief duty. Hall Johnson and Johnny Dalquest started at the guard posts. Both h6w'ed g0dd ste"bility and an aptitude for scoring. There is still a chance that Harold St. John, speedy running guard, will fit into the scheme of things. St. JoHn fell into a slight slump and was ousted, but with his showing Saturday, may be expected to make thi.ngs exciting for Johnson. Johnson is' playing a fine brand of ball, considering the fact that he is a sophomore and just breaking into fast company. The Husky five displayed good term thmout the game, and may be expected to be travelling at top speed when the first conference game comes on January 19. o-'f Coach Edmundsen has a squad 11 men at present, but will cut one man off for road trips, i is ex- pected. He has Captain Al Schuss and Monty Snider at forwards, with James and Van Stralen in reserve. Berensen is Jewell's understudy at center. Brobst, St. John and Gretsch make up the reserve guard material. There is a chance that one and per- haps two of the present subs may break into a regular berth before the conference schedule ,gets underway- The Huskies meet Whitma rain the local gym Wednesday night, and tangle wi'th the Gonzaga Bulldogs here on Saturday. MICKEY McGUIRE. G. N. TO OPERATE ELECTRICALLY The word is that the G. N. Ry. will be electrically driving its trains over the hump between SlLykomish and the eastern portal of the old tunnel some time next month, every- thing being about hooked up for such operation from over the top, such plan to continue until such time as the new bore will be ready for service. Following this innovation will come a similar situati)n from Skykemish to Gold Bar, which will be so serving this year, and then will come the lowest link on the west side chain of hot wire stuff, Gold Bar to Seattle. One or two of the big electric mo- tors to be placed i the hillside service are already parked and. made ready in the Skykomish terminal. They are the last word in such units of the kind. Rumor has it that the big white coal burner will be placed big white coal burners will be placed on exhibition at Everett and Seattle before being assigned to their her- culean tasks on the mountain sides, where they will urge, heave and haul for the service of mankind. Death of Melvin Bamford At his home on Columbia street, Monroe, occurred the death of Melvin Bamford, age 70 years, of cancer, Monday, Jan. 10, The funeral, a graveside one, was held at WashelIi Cemetery, Thursday. Deceased was a single man, had resided in Monroe for some time, and was quite well known to quite a few i Monroe. Washington loggers and sawmills have been raised 8 and 40 per cent respectively in cost of state indus, trial thsuranee. NEW AND OLD HAYS AT BANQUET TOWN COUNClLSl Robert Hayes, newly elected as- sistant .scout executive, was the guest of honor at a banquet held last Fri- day evening at the Cong.regational i| , , Hold Joint Session Tuesday, January 11 In Council Chambers--Fine Turnout Of Officials-- Reappointments. The Bascom administration of af- fairs of the Town of Monroe has i passl into history with the close of business at the session held Tues- day evening, when the keys of the little kingdom of Monroe were turn- ed over to Walter S. Camp, who s again to have his little day as mayor of our city. The meeting was called to order promptly at 8 o'clock with the fol- lowing officials present: Mayor de jure E. T. Bascom and Mayor-elect W. S. Camp. The following alder- manic list was present: E. J. Bil- lings, E. H. Streisguth, R. J. Sterteh, Willis George, J. I. Hopper, C. Faulds and W. W. Cook. The five first named aldermen are the officials for the coming term, slvme of them for two years. City Clerk Purdy was in his seat, as were Police Judge Gustin and Water Supt. L. Dahlgren. The session was opened by Mayor Bascom, who after the roll was call- ed, began his valedictory address and which took up some little time in the covering of the various items refer- red to, and in which matters of un- finished business were the subjects thereof, sin addition to what Mr. Bascom Said, a call was made upon each of the aldermen present, who, with the exception of W. W. Cook, spoke no further than to acknowledge the call. Mr. Cook went into a short review of the unfinished business of the Improvement Committee, of which he was the chairman, and in that way pointed out in a special manner to his successor matters most perti- nent i the matter of handling by said successor, who in this case hap-' pens to be R. J. Stretch. Mayor Bascom performed the cere- monial of swearing into office of the aldermen-elect and his honor the mayor-elect. The official roster is Mayor W. S. Camp, Councilmen E. H. Streiss- guth, R. L. Billings, R. J. Stretch J. I. Hopper and Willis Gearge. W. W. Cook and C. Faulds, the retiring members. Mayor Camp then announced the following list of appointees: Police Judge, C. E. Gustin; Supt. of Water, Louis Dahlgren; City Clerk, E. L. Purdy; Town Marshal, S. B. Moore; Health Officer, Dr. Minard'; Park Board, T. C. Cromwell; Day Mar- shal, F. L. Handley. Following are the committees ap- pointed by the mayor and the mem- bership thereof: , IMPROVEMENT -- R. J. Stretch, chairman, J. I. Hopper, E. H. Streissguth. FINANCE--R. L. Billings, chair- man, J. I. Hopper, R. J. Stretch. ORDINANCE--E. H. Streissguth, Willis George and E. L. Billings. LICENSE  Willis George, chair- man, R. L. Billings and J. L Hopper. The layman attendance at the ses- sion was small, and those who were present were'quite wll edified with the proceedings, finely harmonious and snappy enough so as not to be tiresome. The Monitor desires to convey its approval of the work done by the old body. They did well, we believe, and there is no doubt whatever but what the Camp administration of 1927-28 will be proportionately .great- er and better, since progression s the order of things, and that is the way Monroe has been stepping for some time. The Monitor stands be- hind the new legislative body and its admi'nistrative department believing that every man and woman in Mon- roe wiil get a faiv, square, deal na matter who they are, and that it will always be the good of the com- munity, the good of the city of Mon- roe and eyery inhabitant thereof. Adjournment to Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 8 o'clock, when the follo,in!, business' was transacted. ILLUMINATING THE HIGHWAYS With the Names of Those Who Live by the Way--Idea is a Splendid One and Should be Generally Adolted. s Seattle, Jan. 12.Patterned very largely after the official direction signs erected on the hi.ghways of the state by the Automobile Club of Washington, a standard sign for identifying farm homes has been de- signed by the club, and its sign de- partment is prepared to make them up for such farm owners as wish tel obtain them thru, the club at the prie of 50c each, postpaid. In order that those who wish to secure them from some other source than the club, may do so, the en- gineering department describes the sign as follows: Width of board, 5| inches;-length, 30 )r 36 inches depending on length of name; length includes points at each end, four inches long, with half inch black line border; letters three inches high, with stroles one-half inch wide. The signs are designed for placing at the farm entrance road or walk, facing the road. Signs made by the club will carry a small A. A. A. emblem on the back, but will have no marking on the face except the name. "While towns and cities are easi- ly distinguishable thruout the terri- tory in which the Automobile Club of Washington operates, and busness houses usually make certain of be- ing easily identified, the same is not true of the farm home," says S. E. Brokaw, head of the club's engineer- ing department. "To meet that si.t- uation, and to make it easy for the traveler on the highway to find the farm he is looking for, is the rea- son the club is furthering the use of a neat and attractive standard sign. LePage-Danford Bertha Evelyn LePage and Earl Danford Headrick were married at the Catholic parsonage, Monroe, last Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. The bride wore an ashes-of-roses colored gown. He" sister, Mary LePage, acted as bridesmaid. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. James Head- rihk, the groom's parents, Miss Alice. Headrick, Henry Headrick, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Headrick, Mr. and, Mrs. Joe LePage, the bride's parents, May LePage, Harold LePage, Leslie Le- Page and James Brockweil. They will spend several days in Tacoma and Seattle. After Saturday they will be at home at the Charles Kay residence, Sultan. WaiCsburg's new $65,000 h i g h school was dedicated and opened on New Year's Day. FRUITGROWERS MEET IN YAKIrlA Jan. 25 and 26 in the Econom. ic Conference on Horticul- turemMeetings to be Held in Chamber of Commerce. Snohomish county growers have a direct interest in the Economic Conference on Horticulture which will be held at the Chamber of Com- merce, headquarters at Yakima, Jan. 25 and 26. The 1925 census report shows that local growers had more than 13,000 non-bearing and nearly 60,000 bearing apple trees. Other tree fruits are also grown in this county. oth production and mar- keting problems as they relate to each other will be considered. The Western Washington district has a total of more than 159,000 cher- ry trees. This is by far the largest number bf cherry trees in any fruit 'district of Washington. The largest percentage of this crop is represent- ed by home orchard plantings. Pro- duction is largely absorbed by can- neries and fresh frui.t markets. Sour cherry production is increasing rap- idly in Western Washington. These are marketed both thru the can and the barrel. This is the fourth of a series of conferences on Washington agricul- ture which the State College of Washington is arranging. A com- prehensive report of facts influencing the industry has been prepared by the State College. The college is making no recommendations, but is asking those diTectly interested in the indus- try to supplement this data with their personal experience in drawing up recommendations for the future development of the industry. All in- terested in horticulture are urged to attend the conference. The meetings are open at 10 a. m. on both days. GRAVES MANION DIED WEDNESDAY Graves Manion, age 30 years, an inmate of the reformatory, died Wed- nesday, following a short illness, and the remains were buried early Thurs- day morning in Monroe Cemetery, and in charge of a relative of his who came here from Seattle to look after the bural. Parent-Teachers' Association The Parent-Teacher Association met at the grade school on Thursday afternoon last, at which time Miss Alice Theodorson was elected sec- retary for the coming year, with the seleeton of the president left in the hands' of the executive committee. The report on the county convention of the association was read by Mrs. Guy Sereeter, Mrs. A. E. Larson re- porting on the state convention. The association also voted, to buy a phono- ;raplr for the grade school. Hall. Before going to Everett Mr. Hayes was the scoutmaster of Troop One of this city. He has been suc- ceeded by Assistant Scoutmaster Lloyd E. Mabon. Mr. Mabon holds a national certificate for boy scout leadership as a result of a course takes at the Bellingham Normal. Mayor Camp, toastmaster, intro- duced the new scoutmaster, who in- troduced Mr. and Mrs. Hayes, par- ents of the new assistant executive. About 100 parents, scouts and friends were present. The program consisted of several speeches and musical numbers. The" scouts, led by the scoutmas- ter, saluted the flag which was hung over the fireplace, m a very appro- priate manner. Scoutmaster Mabon spoke on "Scouting and why I Am In It." Assistant Scoutmaster G. H. Bevensee gave a resume of the events of interest pertaining to Troop One under the subject of "Troop History." "How Dad Feels Toward Troop One" was the subject handled by Mr. F. K. Swan, a troop committeeman. The farewell address was given by Mr. C. L. Barlow. He expressed a deep appreciation on the part of Monroe of the work acc amp|ished by Mr. Hayes in Monroe, and w.ished him much success i his new field of scouting. Troop One presented Mr. Hayes with a remembrance in. appreciation of his leadership. Scoutmaster Ma- ben made the presentation on behalf of the troop. Mr. Hayes made a very effective repsonsc and assured the scouts and the parents that Everett was only 17 mile away and he would still be in scouting work in a bigger, better way than ever before. Toastmaster Camp introduced the troop staff as fellows: Troop Com- mittee, Mr. S. J. Knapp, Chairmar,, C. L. Barlow and F. K. Swan; Scout- master, Lloyd Mabon; Assistant Scoutmaster, G. H. Bevensee; Junior Assistant Scoutmasters, Walter Phelps, Clarence Bevensee and Rich- ard Trbmbley. The troop sang a song under the l leadership of Assistant Scoutmaster Bevensee. Mr. BevenSee also favor- ed the gatheri'ng with several mouth organ solos. , Troop One wishes to take this op: pcrtunity to thm-k the followimz merchants for their donations that made this sptendid banquet possible: R. J. Stretch, groceries; the Mer- cantile, groceries; the Grange Ware- house, groceries; Watson's Bakery, Sprau Ice Cream Co., Harmon's, C. L. Barlow, Camp-Riley Drug Co., O. K. Meat Market, Elwell Meat Mar- ket, McAli'ster Meat Market, The troop is also very grateful to! the ladies who helped in the prepara- tion of the banquet, and to the moth- ers who donated things, and to the Ladies' Aid for tle use of their dishes. STF.,VENS PASS HIGHWAY To be the Main Highway Over Cascades  Safest, Easiest, and Most Direct Route From Puget Sound. If the Stevens Pass road is im- proved and mai'ntained by the St-ate Highway Department Monroe will be located on one of the main ar- teries of automob$1e travel between the Great Lakes and, Puget Sound. Two years ago cities and towns along the Stevens Pass petitioned the Na- tional Parks Highway Association to redesignate its routes over the Cas- cades and to include the Stevens Pass instead of Blewett and Sno- qualmie passes. The Highway As- sociation granted i't and, the change was made, it being understood that the road would be improved at once. There is a possibility of this being done. During the past two years the Highway Association has been direct- ing its efforts toward road improve- ment to obtain the first concrete or graveled road between Chicago and Seattle. With the passage of the road measure in Montana and, the completion of unimproved roads in North Dakota, this will be as.sured by 1928, when it is expected many additional tourist cars will use this northern route instead, of the south- ern highways as in the past. A natiopal campaign of publicity is to be carried out this year to ad- vertise the recreation possibilities found in the northwest. Already many articles have been published national magazines and the Satur- day Evening Post, American and Col- lier's will carry stories of this west- ern country. Outing magaz|fies are the fishing and hunting possibilities. Motion picttlres of the Cascades have been taken and have been shown thruout the east, and more will be taken this coming year. In advertising this route, the Na- tional Parks Highway Association has had the cooperation 'and assist. ance of the Northern Pacific, Great Northern and, Milwaukee railroads, Who have given material and valuabl assistance in thepublicity campaign. Forty-three magazines are carrying stories of the highway, and 76 cities (Continued on Page 4) FIRST SESSION NEW COUNCIL H e 1 d Wednesday Evening, Jan. 12, With All Members Present, Except City Clerk PurdyCitizens Present. The new council swung into ac- tivity Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, in their first re-el session and judg- ing with which the promptness of ba- the meeting was made and the ra.nidity with which the business was handled the long drawn out sessions, sometimes delayed by late beginning, will be avoided. Mayor Camp rapped the counc1 into official formation promptly on the 8:05 mark, and with the follow- ing answering present: Councilmen Streissguth, Billings, Stretch, Hop- per and George. Because of illness of the regular clerk, E. L. Purdy, Councilman Strei.ssguth was called to the position of city clerk pro tern. Other visitors is the hall of the of- ficial family were Messrs. Gusti.n, Dahlgren and Town Marshal Moore. A few laymen held forth to see the session thru. Minutes of meetings of Dec. 22 and Jan. 11 were read and same approved without correction. Oaths of office as taken by the al- dermen and mayor-elect were an- nounced and same approved. Bonds of Mrs. Newell, treasurer, in sum ce $3,000.00 with the Fidelity Co. of Maryland vouching therefor, and that of E. L. Purdy, city clerk, in the sum of $3,000.00, with the American Sure- ty Co. vouching therefor, and date& January 10 and 11, respectively, were read and same approved. The request for the purchase of an adding machine, costing $225.00, for use in the treasurer's office, was passed on to council for their deci- ;ion in the matter and same to be consitered at a later session, A communication from the Re- Club of the city was present- ed to council, which reads: "It has been brought to our attention by the Parent-Teachers' Association that an effort is being made to enlist the co- operatipn of the citizens of Monroe in greater protection for young peo- ple. While we do not feel that this is the time, at the beg' nfiin' of the administration, to make specific rec- ommendations, yet we would like your honorable body to know that we, th members of the Research Club, stand behind any effort to make our ci'ty the cleanest in our country. Signed Mary A. Lewis, president." In connection with the foregoing are other petitions of the kind, one from the Swedish Church, signed by Rev. E. A. Ohman and six of hi members, A prayer from Rev. P, A. Kliewer, pastor of the Mennon- i'te Church; one from the France: WillardWoman's Christian Union of Monroe; one from the M. E. Church body as represented by L. M. Bashoro the president of the official,board o the church, M. W. Carpenter, its treasurer and J. A. Countryman, its secretary; and the Church of the Nazarent, with Mrs. Stephens' signa- ture attached. The Monitor will say that the town might possibly be better, in fact, can be so made, the it might be a very great deal worse than it is. Te proper thing to do i's to per- mit the officials in charge of the business to try out their hands in the handling of this situation, and after such, maybe things will be better, and at least then wi.ll be a more ap- propriate time for such interfer- ence, and which is all right in its way. Abong the charges raised are intoxication, adults and minors, vlo- lati)n of the anti-cigarette law, and immoralities of various kinds, includ- ing that of gambling. Report of Police Gustin was read, and which shows fines, etc., in the sum of $183.25, number of cases seven, and his compensation for same, $14.00. Report accepted ar.d warrant ordered issued. The following bills were allowed: Fire Department members ...... $122.[i0 A. R. Clark, account City Library .................................... 31.28 G. N. tby. Co., rental ................ 1.00 S. Pownall, labor on Water Department ............................ 2.00 Monroe Fuel & Transfer Co., freight bills .............................. 4.00 H. R. Huntington, bdoks Li- brary ........................................ 9.58. Mrs. Alice Beckman, various Library labors, etc ............... 30.75 L. Dahlgsen, expenses paid for city .......................................... 1.25 Monroe Monitor, printing for Treasurer ................................ 8.00 J. E. Hamilton, premium on Treasurer's bond .................... 15.00 Rennseler Valve Co., sleeve .... 1.70 Monroe Transfer & Fuel Co., coal .......................................... 11.40 Report of Town Treasurer was read, and which took considerable time to wade thru, it involving :t it does, many figures, and in many separate divisions of record. Same was approved and ordered placed cn file. Th chair appointed a special com- mittee in connection with the look- ing after the at one impending litigation in behalf of the water sys- tem, the personnel thereof being: Billings, streissguth an.d Hopper. AppliCation of the R. J. Strtch Co. for permission to obstruct traffi.c on the sidewalk in front of their big store during alterations that are to be made on the store front, was granted. Adjournment. ' '