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THE MONROE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 19U I JL'WNT-EIGIJTI:t.. YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WAStilNGTONFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1927 NUMBER 49 N[ CONFESS YOUR SINS ANNIV[RSARY OF0u, i Anniversary of Boy Scouts of AmeriCa--- Seventeenth RaL ly Proves Most Successful Witnessed in Northwest. Those people of Monroe who found time to go to Everett last Friday evening to the Seventeenth Anniver- sary Rally of the Boy Scouts of America, witnessed one of the most successful rallies held: in the north- west. At the same time they had the opportunity and pleasure of seeing our boys fight like trojan: and emerge from the fray victorious as far as floor points were con- cerned. One of the most spectacular events of the rally was the grand entry of 550 Boy Scouts, mostly in uniform, marching in spiral formation around the spacious armory. The drum and bugle corps of the Earl Faulkner Post of American Legion led the march, followed by the troops of Snohomisll county, each bearing an American flag atd their individual troop flag. The single file column of Scouts, as they weaved in and out made such a vivid impression that the average spectator will long visu- alize the grand event. Previous to this, the Court of Hon- or presented numerous merit badges, (Monroe getting her share) second class certificates and* first class cer- tificates. There were three Eagle Scout badges presented. This badge represents the highest Scout honoJ'. A mass investiture of all tenderfeet Scouts taking their rank since No- vember 1. made a remarkable sight. About 125 boys received this cere- mony, two of them, Roger Hancock Bailey and Ellery Jollison, belong to Troop One of this city. The "Neat Patrol" entry of Troop One captured* third place. They pre- sented a smart appearance on the floor. The patrol is the Flying Eagle Patrol with Jack Streeter as patrol leader. Our first place came in the Knot- Protestants were urged today to emulate their Catholi.c brethren and rather than in the office of a psy- choanalyst, by Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor of the Park Avenue Baptist church, commonly known as the Rockefeller church. Speaking before more than 1000 ministers and laymen at the annual luncheon of the Greater New York Federation of Churches, Dr. Fosdick said that "Roman Catholics have built up an amazing experience about what goes on in the individual." He explained that a Catholic priest can gain from indiwlduals in the con- fessional information that will be valuable to him in influencing other individuals for good. "We Protestants," he continued "are losing more than we have any business to lose by not coming in closer contact with the idividbal." Where a Catholic wouhl take his mental troubles to his priest the Protestant would go to a physcho- analyst or like specialist and the church would gain nothing in exper- ience, he said. Dr. Fosdiek urge@ that Protes- tants follow the example of Cath- olics not only i returning to the IT'S GOT TO BE DONE OR CHAOS FOLLOWS "The church, Bible and experience are sufficient to bring any honest man to lhe personal Knowledge of an infalliable avior, Christ Jesus the Lord," said Rev. C. L. Trawin. pastor of the First Baptist church of Eugene, who adci-essed the Portland Ministerial association last week at the Y. M. C. A. "Science without religion may be- come a curse, and religi,on without science often degenerates into dog- rustic bigotry," continued the speak- er. "Both science and religion in equal degree are handicapped by men without vis,ion. There are little religi0nists shriveled with much handling of their creeds, an4 there the little scientists who have bur- rowed so long in their mole-runs that they mistake their conclusions for the philosophy of the almighty:" "Never was there a greater hun- gering for God, never a greater will- ingness to follow the voice that speaks with authori.ty. Science opens the, way to the best that is in us, religion opens the way to the best that is above us. Joyfully let us ac- cept all that science can establish, never forgetting that she knows nothing of ultimate things, or of ef- ficient causes," he continued. "The confessional, but !stressing of the beauty of religious service. BORN  Westmoreland l "Liberty Unsheathed tits PresbyterianCharles G. churchAlbertsn'in Brooklyn,paster Ofas.,a County, Virginia, Feb.  Sword -- N c-s e s s i t y 22, 1732.  StMned ]t and Victory serted that increasing knowledge of the physical universe i making it DIED  Mount Vernon, | Returned It To It's constantly more difficult for thought- Virginia, Dec. 14, 1799. ! Scabbar(l." ful people, especially the young, to Wllh the Law Makers creased pastoral and personal I evangelism to offset the growing . disbelif. e[ SPRAINS ANKLE W. S. Camp sprained his Wednesday afternoon. Mr an together with the Commerci, al club I I I  I I I A I m II1 lne I;apil01 I;ily was up Wood;s Creek in connection with a proposed new road when he turned his ankle while walking through the brush. Although the injury is not of a ser- "4- + + "NIGHT IN ARCADIA" also in. greater $ lairs of nature she has discovered are ious nature, Monroe's marcy i .n " fined to his home. -- .......... "T ......  ____ Ixaree weeks Left-- Twen- + START PLACER ANI]I tion.tieth Session Accomulishing +Little_Lack of Or-aniza-+ Tieing Relay. All former records --'-'--- were broken when the last man of A "Night i Arcadia" cab- the team stoppd at the finish line. aret dance will be given by the The team members were: "Chuck"ltijArt=r=T .  Arthur Kincaid Post of the W'est, Webster Bamford, Jeff Tucker,, ,| |U|, 0"|" "||||" I  American Legion. This will be Walter Phelps, Olof Olson, KeitnlllU/'U|L I]ULU I11Plll00lbl OLYMPIA, Feb. 18.--With but a rather elaborate function-- McDougall, Guy Fields and Donald l Momeny. I  three weeks more left in which to A record time was established in/ the Neckerchief Line. The Scout IGold Min, ,, a, 1, .... that was lying rone on the floor[ ..... was zipped over the floor at a ter-/ iKyKOmlSh Rwer--6 Miles only the ways in which efficient caus- es operate. Science knows nothing as yet of primal origin or ultimate destiny. Her work is io provide us with a workable knowledge of the phenomena of life." COOLIDGE RACE DOUBTED When the proper time comes, Presi- dent Coolidge will announce his un- willingness to have his name con- sddered for the republican presiden- tial nomination in 1928, in the opt.n- ion of Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university. Dr. Butler adhd that he had no knowledge that the president had ever referred to the matter in any way but that he was "taking it for: granted," as a working republica/t  "who is both a personal friend and political supporter of the presidient." + talent from Seattle and + Everett will furnish the enter- tainment for the evening. + Sohinx Lik e of Wash- + These professional singers and .inborn To Be Placed On d/ancers with the Legion's lo- + cal talent assure the public of Main Highways at Imuort- an evening chuck full of fun. ant Entrances' To State. The committee have tickets now on sale and expect a large rific speed. This team was cam- From Cristo, Road From posed of Olaf Olson, Harol William% Donald Momeny, John Swan, Donald] Knapp, Webster Bamford, Richard Trombley and Guy Fields. In the speed bandagiDg even Monroe, Troop I, placed first. The patient, "Chuck" West, was covered with bandages. The types of band- ages used were roller, spiral re- verse, triangular and a crevat on the jaw. The team members were Wal- ter Phelps," Clarence Bevensee, Rich- ard Trombley and) Webster Banfford!. The hardest fought event of the evening was the tug-of-war. This was by elimination process. After the smoke of battle had lifted Mon- roe's team stood at the finish line, victorious. The wonder team was eomposeda as follows: Richar@ Trom- bley, Jeff Tucker, Clarence Bevensee, Olaf O!son, Keith McDougall, Guy Fields, Webster Bamford and Don Knapp. Troop One had an entrant in every event at the rally. In the exhibition g/trees, the entrant in each did very well. The contest that was held from December 1 until February 1, gave 3fonroe a drawback, resulting in Troop Four of Everett winning first place, notwithstanding Monroe's won- derful floor record. Troop Four was presented with a large trophy cup presented by Weisfield & Gotdberg, jewelers, and the Gyro Club of Ever- ett. The second place trophy, an im- mense pennant inscribed "Troop One of Monroe" in large letters, was awarded. Besides the second place, Monroe won a silver cup, presented by Burnett Bros., jewelers, for ex- hibiting the best scouting spirit of any troop in Snohomih county. The value 9f the cup is almost an in- calculable asse tto any troop and Troop One is deserving of lots of praise for being so rewarded. Monroeists will have an oppor- tunity to see the county champion knot-tieing team, champion bandug- ig team, champion tug-of-war team and champion lifeline team and the winners cf third place in the nearest patrol competition in the near future. Scoutmaster Mabon is planning a troop exhibition which will be an- nounced at a later date. Monroe citizens should be proud of the accomplishments of this troop. They should support Boy Scout acti- vities to'the nth degree. The ser- mo in dedication of the 17th annb versary of Boy Scouts of America, reached by Rev. A. Earl Lee, at the ongregational church last Sunday evening was a very fitting close to a: week uf acknowledgement to this wonderful organization. Okanogan--Great Northern is re- placing old wooden river bridge with steel. Morton--Miller & Wood buy Pat- to Logging company at Tilton Spur and ;will build railroad and mill. Index Under Construction. The Enterprise Minin.g Company, E. V. Martin, president, has started placer mining on the Sultan river about two and one-half miles north of Sultan near the fish hatchery. Mr. Martin has eight en assisting him in this work. They have launched a barge in the river and will use a kth'edgo mounted, on the barge. The machinery outlay for this work is near $20,000, and if this venture is successful it will be a boom to this section. The quartz mines now being opened up are located on Silver creek north of Index and within six miles of Monte Cristo. A roadl has been pro- posed, startingat Index and near this mining section. This road: is spon- sored by the town of Index, the min- ing companies and Snohomish count.y. It is planned to apply the years mining assessment work to this road. A BENEFIT PROGRAM Will be given in the Swedish Mis- sion church on Friday evening, Feb- ruary 18 at 7:30 p. m. A good pro- gram will be rendered. No admis. sion but a charge will be made for the refreshments, to be served after the program. The proceed,s of this entertainment will go to the benefit of the sick andl poor of this town. If the Lord has blessed you with abund- ance, come and help those who are in need. The Lord Io.ves a cheerful giver. MRS. E. A. OHMAN. KEEP FIT BY RADIO GYM Keep fit by radiv gym is, the slogan of women from at least 156 towns in Washington and British Columbia who are enjoying the healtl exercises bro.adcasted by the Seattle Y. M. C. ,A. over KOMO mornings at 10:15. The Seattle "Y" reports that hun- dreds of complimentary letters are received from various parts of Al- aska, British Columbia, Washington and Qregon. The rports show that scores tf neighborhood gym classes are organized in homes that on radio. Housewives leave theilr wash- mg for their daily radio dozen, and many declare that the program is an incenti,e to get the house work done early in time for the 10:15 a. m. l:e- riod. Family classes of three gen- erations, mother, daughter and grarddaughter are frequent occur- snces. A ten-year-old lal writes that he invites his playmates in for gym work Saturda 7 mornings One' of the most interesting and"gratify- ing res,Its, according t) Arthur Dome, Physical Director of Seattle Y. M. C. A., is the fact that many blind folks confined largely to their homes, are finding in these broad- casting programs an opporttmRy for a much needed system of dally exer- consider legislation, .the twentieth session is now settled down to bat- tling out such bills as can be engi- neered through the Senate n the House. Interest is centering around roads, appropriations and industrial insurance matters. Whi.le industry of the state, which in the final analysis foots the bills, ]s engaged in seeking to educate the lawmakers as to the evils which are almost certain: to result from the enactment of the so-called widow's pensi.on equalization bill, organized labor is bringing every po,ssible pres- sure to have it enactec]. Around this bill is centering one of the warmest struggles of the session between business, whiCh cannot afford to face any additional drain, and labor which is for sentimental reasons urging thu gratuity paid the widows be in- creased. The proposed widow's pen- sion bill is misnamed. It is not a pensio.n which the widows are being paid by the industry of the state but a simple gratuity, as labor, or the beneficiaries of the act, do not con- tribute to the fund from which they are paid, On the other hand indus- try makes the entire contribution, and any increases granted by the legislature is simply adddng $250,000 yearly upon the overhead costs of business in this state at a time whe' conditions do not warrant such ex- penditures. The public hearings upon the pr- posed legislation have indicated to the observing members of the ses- sion that there is certain in the fu- ture to be a reacti.on against the pres- ent law which will result in optional msurance or require that the work- ers of the state coming under its pro- visions eontributea part of their wages to the act. This is certain to come unless there is a change in the present sentiment among the ranks of organized* labor to force the cosl, s of the admini.stration to alarming figures. Students of the act are already reaching the conclusion that so long as labor has no financial in- terest and is not required to con- tribute to the fund, there will be no let up on the i.ncreasing demands be- ing msde against it. Hence the feel- ing is becoming more general session after session, that labor must ulti- mately pay a portion of the revenues which create these funds from injured workingmen and widbws and dependents are paid. Optional insurance finds many Of the leasing employers of labor in the state in a positibn of opposition. The widows' pension dbmands have be- :come a factor in changing this senti- ent at the present session. The feel- ing is apparently general among the the employers as shown at the pub- lie hearings that unless there is some change either labor must pay a prd portionate share of the revenues to /the department or optional insurance i's the only thing left to reduce the already heavy overhead. As the session draws near to the end of the "60,day sitting, the lack of organization in either the House or the Senate is becoming more apparent afly. The Senate has a majority organization which functions at + crowd. This dance will be one of the largest and best of its + + kind ever given in Snohomish county. Martret's orchestra will furnish the music for the evening. Don't Forget the DateSatur- day, February 26, Corn- munity Hall, Mmroe. + + + ++ + ++ ++ + + times. The House has a minority or- ganization which has been attempt- ing to act as a balance wheel but the unorganized majority has frequently taken the bit in i.ts teeth and run wild, urged largely by sentiment rather than cold hard business judg- me-nt. This is the first session in many years when there has been no controlling factors i either House which can be expected to prevent the passage of unwiue legislation. As a result of this lack of control, bloc and! factional log,rolling promises to be- come more prominent from this time on and much legislation is apt to go th.ugh not upon the merits of the particular bills but because there have been trades made. This is always the ease under sini- far conditions. In the Senate for the past week there have been undercurrent rumors that certain legislation in that body is going to be held, up pending the acti.on of the House upon pet meas- ures the Senate intends to send across the corridor. The House will natural- ly resent this and take similar steps and the barriers are down for all kinds of log-rolling and vote traxtng. Efforts to whip the House ito line upon any kind of legislation the Sen- ate organization will demand might, and this is not unlikely, result i the building up of a punitive I[nuse ma- jority which will take matters in i.ts own hands and throttle pet measures of the Senate majority. The biennial resolution calling for a constitutional convention, the ques- tion to be voted upon at the next general election has appeaed in the House sponsored by two King coun- ty members. This is the answer, and it shows up every two yearsto the demands f0.r amendments, to the basic law of, the state. This year the House d)ptod the tax amendtment and taxes have been one of the prob- lems which have kept the constitu- tional convention resolutior from ever getting through the legislature. The House, however, has gone on record favoring an amendment which will authorize the legislature to re- classify property i any way it sees fit and the single tax advocates are jubilant fhat after years of incessant  agitation they have at least managed' to get one of their pet schemes: (Continued on Page 4) " A welcome to the State of Wash- ington, unique among all the states of the nati)n of which the main fea- ture would be a gigantic head of ,the father of his country, will shortly greet the incoming hordbs of tourist visitors, according to plans originated by John S. :Hudson, Seattle architect, and sponsored: by the Automobile Club of Washington, which comprises in its membership more than 17,000 WaShington car owners. This highly unusual welcome is to be placed first close to the state line at the four most important hi'ghway entrances to the state--at Blaine, aL Vancouver, south of Walla Walia, and east of Spokane near Spokane Bridge--in location yet to be chosen, on which the great central feature will show to best advantage, The head of Washington is to be from thirty to forty feet in height constructed of reinforced concrete and rising from a grass mound, like a Sphinx, with the message "Wash- ington Welcome You" on that slope at the base, together with a repro- duction of the A. A. A. emblem of the Automobile Club of Washingtc, n, whose large weleoming signs now greet the motorist at all points with- in i'ts erritory at which highways enter the state. BURDEN OF TAXPAYERS It is reported that Congress has approved, as a part of the Rivers and. Harbors Bill, the purchase of the Cape Cod Canal, the sum of $11,500,- @00 being paid to the Rothchilds and Belmonts. This canal, which is cut across the base of the cape and which is said to take 65 miles and 4 hours sailing time from the Boston to New York sea route, has faile& to be a paying proposition by reason of E. wARNER DIES: EVERETT RESIDENT Eighty- One - Year- Old Civil War Veteran Succumbs While Serving As Custodian At Olympia. E. C. Warner, age 81 years, well known business man, and successful, passed away at Olympia Friday, February 11, followin.g a short ill: ness, Mr. Warner, who was a civil war veteran, was serving as custo- dian (luring the legislati,ve sessioc. He had been a resident of Everet* for twenty-five years, where two daughters of his reside, also one at Olympia and one in Montana, all mar- ried. Deceased was a mti\\;,e of Hart- ford, Connecticut; was a member of the Masonic bod, held mcmbershi.p in the Congregational church and on several occasions took part in public functions of that church held in Mon- roe from time to time. Mr. Warner was a very worthy man. MAY STILL USE REDWOOD HIGHWAY Motorists heading for California am| desiring to take the more scenic route of the Redwood Highway, from Grant's Pass, Oregon, through Cres- cent City and Eureka to San Fran- cisco, will find it possible to do so without difficulty as long as present conditions' on that route continue, ac- cording to a complete report on the conditi)n3 of that highway receive:l by the Automobile Club of Washing- ton from the California State Auto- mobile Association. "Motorists who choose this way into California should not get the idea that a report raying that the road is in goad condition for this time of year means that it is all good roav Winter rains have softened some sections that are ordinarily good; i'n other places, especially from Eureka north, sections of the high- 'WASHINGTON WILL are relatively unimproved], often narrow, with sharp curves and steep grades. No motorist who has not ha4 experience in mountain driving should 00reet THE TOURiSTS ...... attempt)ect, ThosetO fimdit;whonrit areaShUldbulevard'qualifiedany driverto driveeX" this route will find, it, in spite of the occasional stretches of poor road, one of the most beautiful drives to be found anywhere in California." MONROE GIRLS PICKED The annual basketball sport day was held Saturday at Edmonds for ' Snohomish, Sultan, Monroe, Gold Bar, Edmonds and Lake Stevens. The girls were divided into fifteen teams, and when each team had played, 'he judges selected two teams of the best players, who were to play: a f;'nal Fame, from which an all- county team would be picked. The referees and judges were from the state university. Three Monroe girls wre selected for this all-star team, as follows: Ellen Sheppard, forward; Mary Donovan, center, and Laura Kennon, side center. Sno- homish l:laced one girl anct Edmonds two. SELL 500 DOZEN DOUGHNUTS IN TWO DAYS R. J. Stretch Company, through a Seattle Doughnut Machine Company, gave a doughnut demonstration Fri- ,lay and Saturday of last week. Mr. ttoward Lane, of Seattle, who demon- . strated, the doughnut machine made 500 dozen dougtihuts in two days. These doughnuts were sold to the customers of the R. J. Stretch stores during these two days. Al Mac- Dougall gives the following igredi- ents: 50 pounds ,sugar, 13 pounds Crisco, 400 eggs, 450 quarts milk, 200 pounds soft wheat flour, 13 pounds baking powder, 3 pound salt, pure lemon extract, mace, card- amon, using 190 pounds of Crisco in frying the doughnuts. NEW DRUG STORE OPENS SATURDAY The Williams drug store will open for business, in the Hallan building on Saturday morning. Geo. A. Wil- liams, the proprietor, is a son of W. J. Williams, former countF assessor and who is now engageJ in the real estate and insurance business with .offices in the same building. George s a graduate of the Monroe Union the fact that it is too small for ves- high school and. the Washiogton sels__..  h.o h. ,.-... .--of large drat and has come tc State College school of pharmacy. be"t'"r""fl'fi""ff:'f'rs,Prir----- =, ,uam ua.,, to his coming to Monroe he ,. ......     s . . had charge of the prescription dc- woune t:fitlePrSeaorVenUe'el partment of the R. L. Hun't drug " "   "istore on the corner of Hewitt and the Cape Cod Construction CompanY:Colby ' Everett. This is one of the (teraegiganctl:cPene:n The comellarges t prescription departments in l 'co,, ,-.,,o.-s, th ............. - I e state. Announcement of the was no suxzcen to juszy ]s con-[formal o- nin- of this new coman-, tinued operation even in view of .  ,  .... o p., --- ......... l IS carried eisewnere in me vlonH, or. me xac naz one concern, tne asz .t ern Steamship Company of Boston, If , _  .- mONROE ONTRAr l paid $280,000 in.tolls. As a tempor- ary measure the Government[ AWARDED BY COUNTY took over the canal in 1918, losing] Contract for construction of a $900,000 during the twenty months l chicken house at the county farm at of federal operation: It is state!!iMonroe was granted to Oberg & Ncl- na propaganaa or government lson of Pinehurst by the county cam- purchase has been active since the! missioners Monday afternoon on a return of the canal to its private owners and has apparently resulted, in the purchase by the Government at the figure stated. Under government ownership all tolls are to be abolished, which clear- ly indicates that the taxpayers of 'the country will be requiredl to as- sume this additional burden. bM of $540. Hearing on the vro- posal to create a dike and: drainage district on" the Stanwood flats was set for March 7, at 2 p. m. The Puget Sound Telephone company was granted permission to erect poe along certain roads and a pool hall ,ermit was ranted John H. Kirk of Iderwood Manor. "