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THE MONROE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 1923 TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON -- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1924 NUMBER 47 JAMES LOUDEN DIED SUNDAY Funeral Held Tuesday After- noon from the Purdy Parlors Was Very Largely A%tend- ed--Eagles Participate After an illness of many weeks, attended with much pain, James Louden, well known resident of Mon- roe, passed away at the family home in Park Place, Feb. 3rd. During the past two years Jimie, as he was familiarly called, had been in failing health, but struggled on manfully as long as his strength permitted. During his illness all that could be done for him was given most lavishly. The funeral was held Tuesday after- noon, Rev. P. H. Raymond officiating, and a very large assemblage of per- sonal and family fr4ends were in at- tendance, not more than one half could be accomodated in the chapel. M.vs. Ie P. Orr and Mrs. Selwood, assisted by Mrs. W. L. Lillemoen at the organ, rendered the musical num- bers of the service. A large number of Eagles, of which order he was a member, were present, and partici- pated officially in the final ceremon- ial at the cemetery. The flowers were in great profusion and beauti- ful in their selection. In his personal tribute to the deceased, Rev. Ray- mond said among other things: James Louden was born in Snoho- mish April 26, 1885. In the year of his birth the family came to Park Place, Monroe, so that it may be said that he spent his entire life in this vicinity. 'He iwas. ndustrious and his devotion to his mother was a characteristic which many admired. Oe was patiently cared for by his mother, brothers and sisters, besides many friend. He paslsed quietly away in the early hours of Sunday last, his spirit returning to the God who gave it, and his frail body we are about to deposit in the tomb. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Loudcn, sisters, Mrs. Bagley and Alice, his brothers, Stanley and Emerson, with whom, I am sure, we all feel the deepest sympathy. MONROE UNION HIGH Following is the grand honor roil, for the third six weeks, all grades A or above: Senior boys, Charles Ri- ghetti; senior gils, Miriam Bailey, Clara Gerber; junior boys, none; junior girls, Vestal Smith; sophmore boys, 'Harold Brady, Eugene Nelson; sophmore girls, Esther Bayly, Har- riet Henkle; freshman boys, Howard Asher; freshman girls, Edith Kobe. Honor roll, all grades of B or above: senior boys, Walter Anderson, Ray McCulloch; senior girls, Alice O'- Brien, Harrietta Shannahan, Lucile Waggoner; junior boys, Milton Henk- le, Alvin Torwick, Joyce Trotter, Nor- man Wolfe; junior girls, Frances Borsheim, Helen Gustin, Mildred Treadwell, Gertrude Tucker; soph- more boys, Wilford Reaper, James Wilcox; sophmore girls, Alice Barthl- omew, Ruby and Ruth Denny, Thelma Hewitt, Violet Johnson, Elva Mac Dougill, Leda Peltier, Dorothy Spoor; freshman boys, Stuart Cromwell, Paul King, Vernon Nystrom, Harry Sauer; freshman girls, Amy Austin, Edna Cox, Laura Kennon, Awanda Kindle, Martha Knapp, Kathryn Loftiss, AI- meda MacDougall, Thelma McKenzie. Summary grand honor roll over last six weeks: senior girls show in- crease of one; senior boys, loss of one; junior girls gained one; soph- more boys lost one; freshman boys have one boy on roll, the first one this year. On the honor roll the senior boys lost. three; the senior girls lost two; junior boys gained one; junior girls lost two; freshman boys lost five; the girls lost three. The standing of H. S. boys and girls in scholarship according to av- erage number of Torch Society points earned-- AA equals six points, A equals four points, B equals two points, C equals no points, D equals minus two points. Following is the standing: First, senior boys, 10.77; second, junior girls, 10.13; third, senior girls, 10.00; fourth, soph girls, 8.58; fifth soph boys, 8.46; sixth, junior boys, 8.20; seventh, freshman girls, 7.33; eighth, freshman boys, 6.54. Olympia--Contract let for clearing 164.1 acres Olympia highway between Hoh river and north line of Quinault Indian reservation at $146,869.50. COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETING Good Attendance and An In- teresting Time Had With Many Ma%ters Up for Dis- cussi0n--Next Meet Max. 3 4 The Monroe Commercial Club held the regular monthly session last Men- !day evening with President Cromwell in the chair and W. R. Easton, secre- tary, assisting. About 35 were pres- ent at 8:30 o'clock, when the meeting was called to order. Minutes were read and bills aggregating $5.31 al- lowed. A letter from the Seattle Chamber of Commerce was read, re- lating to the reforestation station ap- propriation to be allotted to Washing- ton and which has been cut off the budget allowance. It was the con- sensus of opinion that Congressman Hadley be advised of the situation and, the secretary of the club write him a letter, advising him of the urgent necessity of the reforestation station in this state. That the Idaho station annot erve the purposes needed here because of climatic con- ditions, remoteness, etc. The anti-narcotic association of Los Angeles asked for the cooperation of the club and to this end Messrs Ter- pening and Bailey were named a com- mittee to so cooperate. A new flag is to be purchased by the club, other or- ganizations helping, to replace the one lost in the Monroe Garage Co. fire. Professor Rhode was before the council with a request for the club's cooperation with the school toward the building of a concrete tennis court and in which they acquiesced, Mr. Rhode making selection of his com- mittee. Axljournment to March 3rd, 8:00 p. m. BUDDY BERCOT BEATS SHAY Buddy Bercot, Everett's Northwest amateur flyweight champion, retain- ed his title Friday evening when he won over Vincent Shay, Seattle 113- pounder, in the fourth round by a technical knockout. Buddy tangled with the champion flyweight of Tacoma on February 7. The amateur show Friday evening was held at the Austin and Salt gymnasium before a capacity house. ATTENDED MUSICALE The following Monroe people at- tended the musicale rendered Satur- day at the home of Mrs. Smith, mus- ical instructor, Everett: Mrs. E. T. Bascom and daughter Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. McMickle and children Jane and Carleton, Misses Erma and Erns- tine Richardson, Grace and Eileen Camp and Chas. Lewis. SNOHOMISH LAD IN BIG BASEBALL Earl Averill, Star Snohomish Outfielder, Will Get Chance to Make Good With Seattle Club of Cot League Earl Averill, star Snohomish out- fielder was signed yesterday by the Seattle baseball club of the Coast League and will be given his chance to make good. AverUl, who's specialty is hitting home runs, accompanied by a delega- tion from the Snohomish Ad club to Seattle yesterday for an interview with Charles Lockard, president of the Seattle club. The Snohomish delegation guaran- teed that Averill could hit them a [mile, and in fact, was so sure of it-i self that it promised to pay every cent of his training expenses if he i didn't deliver. The Snohomish athlete is 20 years old, weighs 170 pounds and stands five feet nine inches in his sticking feet. CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our sincere thanks to neighbors and friends and in a special manner to Eagle /Lodge No. 195, Snohomish, for many kind- nesses during the illness and at the death of our beloved son and brother, for the beautiful flowers and the beautiful, funeral service.Mrs. M. Louden and family. COL. ROLAND H. HARTLEY - * Makes Formal Announcement of His Candidacy for the Repub- lican Nomination for Governor of the State of Washington As a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, it becomes my duty to make a statement to the people of the State of Washington up- on which I shall ask the approval of the voters. Taxation is not only the great national, state and municipal problem, but it is also the great individual problem of the age. The tax rate affects every individual for the reason that the consumer pays the tax bill in the final analysis. Taxes are added to everything we use and the high cost of government is reflected in the constantly increasing cost of living. The tax problem is not a political but a business problem. The solution of this question does not lie in the adoption of new and untried theories of government. Neither political quackery, demagogic utterancesnor Class legislation will reduce the tax burden. All such activities greatly increase taxes. The adoption, application and use of business meathods inthe con- duct of every department and division of government is the main essential to any real program of tax reduction. Tax reduction is a job for a business man--not for a politician. It requires business knowledge and business experience. Existing high taxes are destructive of business and industry. The state needs new industries, more pay rolls, and increased opportunities for the em- ployment of labor. I Inefficiency, waste, extravagance, and any and all foolish expenditures I of public funds must be stopped. We must get rid of the frills and follies of government and replace red tape with efficiency. The position of governor is that of business manager of the state's affairs, and I shall so regard it. If properly conducted, the office of governor is not a political job. The chief executive should not be a mere dispenser of political patronage. If the governor does his duty he will give to the state the best ability and all the energy at his command to see that the affairs of the commonwealth are placed upon a sound-business basis entirely divorced from politics. That is what I propose to do, and I propose to do it without regard to class, clique or individual. If the people elect me governor, I pledge myself to immediately make a business survey of every department and division of state government to de- termine where and how the state tax burdn can be reduced. I shall make this survey myself without additional cost to the taxpayers, just the same as I would the operations of any business enterprise coming under my management. Wherever waste or inefficiency is found, I shall take immed- iate steps to correct it: The politician seeking office is willing to make any promises to gain votes and such promises are usually forgotten after election. During this campaign, I will not make any statements, pledges or promises based upon political expediency. The government of the state of Washington was designed and intended for all the people and if I am selected as chief executive, I shall consistently and continuously oppose all efforts to dispense special privilege. ROLAND H. HARTLEY PREPARE RITES FOR HENRY E. DIEBOLD Funeral services for Henry E. Die- bold were to be held Friday after- noon at 1:30 o'clock from the Home Undertaking company chapel. Din- bold, who died Tuesday at his home, 634 E. 65th St., is survived by lis wife, one son, George, and three daughters Miss Irene Diebold and Mrs. B. L. Brazell of Seattle, and Mrs. James Fitzgerald, of Monroe.! Seattle Press. THANKS, GENTLEMEN The Monitor is wondering whether the Puget Sound Telephone Co. is a duly accredited auxiliary ag, ent of! teh City Beautiful Club of Monroe. Whether they are or not, they have een very busy in'the city desecrat- ing the general appearance of the streets with the buttressing of the numerous rotten poles that infest our streets. Digging Ul jarking strips to set pole butts in, thus break- ing up the sod and getting rid of the job any old way to expedite the LADIES OF VASA work so it will cost as little as pos- The ladies of the Vasa lodge have] sible, is not a very elegant way to organized a sewing club, called the I express this monoply's heart-felt love "Siljan", and the first meeting of for the people of Monroe, who are which took place at the home of Mrs. Victor Berglund Wednesday, Feb. 6. The election of officer followed, in which the following ladies were elect- ed: Ms. V. Berglund, president; Mrs. M. Mouston, secretary, and Mrs. S. Edlund, cashier. After the meeting a very delicious luncheon was s.erved and a social time was enjoyed by all. The next meeting will take place at the hence of.Mrs. P. D. Glad in Park Place. l i paying  a very fine freight for the service they are receiving. Down So. Lewis street is a nice colonnade of these fine abuttments, and my, how they do add to the appearance of things. Thanks, Messrs Winter, thanks hawfully, your philanthrophy is amazingly superb, your philosophy beyond comprehension, so much so that you would have to have a tele- chronometer to measure its depth. Let's reiterate; thanks, gentlemen once more. ODD FELLOWS BIG BANQUET Saturday Evening, February 9th, in Their Lodge Quarters in Monroe; Large Class Will Be Given First Degree Saturday evening, Feb. 9th, will be a gala night in the annals of Odd Fellowship in Monroe. On this oc- I casion there will be a great gathering I of the society members from around t I about our little city and a full one hundred from Pilgrim Lodge, Everett, is coming to participate and put on the degree work of the evening. There is a large class, consisting of Monroe, Sultan, and from other places nearby to take the first de- I gree of the order. In addition to tne I secret work, a literary program has: been worked out and this will be a! most interesting feature of the event. A grand banquet will be a fine finish- er for the evening's doings. All Odd I Fellows cordially invited. MYSTERY DEATH OF DAN McGILL Mrs. Geo. P. Stuart left for Los Angeles, Calif., Monday night on a wire announcing the death of her bro- ther, Dan MvGiI1, under rather mysterious circumstances. For three or four days he had been missing from his mother's home with no word from him. The police found the body two days .later. The real facts of the case are not at hand, some say he was the victim of foul play, it has been said also, that he was in an auto wreck, of which there are so many nowadays. The inves- tigation being made will no doubt clear the matter as to what was the cause of his death. The McGills were former Seattle residents, removing to California two or three years ago. " r LIBRARY NOTES: :'i: "The Covered WagOn," by Emerson Hough, a thrill of pioneer "days, a: novel full of the clean air of the great west. "Captain Blood," by Rafael Sab- atini; is full of practical adventure that will hold and fascinate you. "The Dim Lantern;' by Temple Bailey, another of this author's good books. "Maria Chap de Laine," by Louis Hermon. ' "A Tale of the Lake Street,, by John Country, also "Elsie Marley" by Joslyn Gray. "Black Beauty" by Anna Sewell; "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, and "Christmas Stories" by Charles Dickens. Hours from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. --Mrs. Alice Beckman, Librarian. GUERNSEY MEN HOLD MEETING In Seattle--Next Meeting to be Held in Everett, February 23rd--Plan Federation of County and State Clube, By H. R. Taylor, Secretary On January 22nd Guernsey breed- ers from all parts of the state of Washington met in Seattle to discuss several business matters pertaining to the club and" to make future plans for the work of the association. Never in the history of t)le organ- ization was there such a lively dis- cussion. From the time President Grewe called the meeting to order at eleven o'clock in the morning until almost midnight the various phases effecting the industry were discussed. At noon the meeting adjourned for lunch and those in attendance went in a body to the Grill Room of the Frye Hotel where a special lunch had been prepared for them. During the business session the l constitution and by-laws for the clu] I was entirely revised and adopted.] Plans were worked out so the county] and state clubs will be federated in- to one organization so that :each branch will function. It was the unanimous opinion of every one pres- REGISTERED SIRECAMPAIGN Move for High Class Dairy Stock Geting Into Swing In Snohomish County--A Capital Idea "The good registered sire is one of the important means of making Sno- homish county one of the greatest of dairy counties," said Dr. S. B. Nel- son, Director of the Extension Service of the State College, who spoke be- fore the Farmer's Institute at Ar- lington last Tuesday. "The time has come when farmers must resort to every known method in reducing their expense of operation, and the inferior bull has no place in this scheme of affairs. "I have noticed some very strik- ing posters in the windows of banks in the county, picturing graphically the increased yield from daughters of purebred bulls with a large number of cows under test for 15 years, the poster showed, that daughters cf scrub dams bred to purebred sires, produced 35 cans more milk than their dams, while the grand-daughters from purebred bulls produced 78 more cans of milk in one year." 370 names have been placed on the prospective purchasers list of pure- bred sires and the campaign commit- te is making an intense effort to in- terest these dairymen in this county- wide movement to improve the prof- itableness of dairying on these farms. Listings of sires of all breeds are coming in to the campaign head- quarters and it is evident from the prices quoted that real breeding can be had at very reasonable figures. A large number of splendid listings of purebred bulls for sale, were se- cured last Tuesday by. R: M. Turner, Campaign Manaerj .who" atnd'the state meeting of the Holstein-File-,. sian association. He was able at that time to interest breeders from all over the state in the campaign. "The heifers from my old purebred bull were so typey that I could ha-:e gone out in the barn with my e3es closed and have. picked any one o them that would win in the ['g shows," says Martin Freosti of Sr.:- homish, in discussing the sire mz:- paign. "The old bull surely put his mar:-" of type and production on his heifer= I have had a good registered sire fcr over 12 years and have gradually worked into better breeding with my cows as well as the sire." RESOLUTION Whereas, there are approximately 250 scrub bulls in Snohomish County, and whereas, this condition exemplf- ties a false economic situation and a hardship for the farmer in the dairy business and whereas the agricultu:- al Extension Service of the State College has seen fit to select SnQ.- homish county as a location for con- ducting a county wide purebred sire campaign to rid this county of the most expensive bull to the dairyman. the scrub bull, and, Whereas, all dairymen are inter- ested in building up and improving the breeding of cattle as a sound dairy policy, now be it therefore re- solved by the Snohomish Holstein club in annual session on this date that a vote "of thanks be sent the Agricultural College for their inter- est and help in this work and that a copy of this resolution be sent the Agricultural College and further be it resolved that we, the Snohomish county Holstein Club, promise our full united and individual support to this campaign until Snohomish county be rid of every scrub bull. A FEW FIGURES There are about 110,663,502 persons in the United tates--:say 25,500,000. families. The latest estimate of our gross wealth is about $350,000,000,- 000, and our income is placed at about $66,800,900,000. OTer ten an a half million homes are owned in the United States. 0 these 6,522,119 are wned free of in- _umbrance. There are 6,448,3( .0 . farms owned in ent that when this is completed it ur country of which 3,925,095 are will be one of the most effective:un by the owners; the balanceexcept breed organizations in the west. -,8,525, being managed by tenants. The me%ring adjourned, to mee These farms have a value of $77,924,- again at Everett, Washington, on 100,338, and are mrtgaged for onllt February 23. - ooo c. 1,.'o - =,- ,r...._