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J THE MONROE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 192 7 ) WaTX-EIGHTkt d GROWING INI[ESIIN: s.,,i.. =ub : Six Weeks of Plodding; COW-I[SIING WORKi Lunaw :, Ship of State Floating Average Production of Milk Per Cow in the Association Was 912 Pounds and Butter- fat 34.2 Pounds. The report of the Snohomish County Cow Testing association for the month of January has just been made by the tester, Blaie E. Nel- son. The records of the tester show there are 570 cows on the books of the association. This shows a slight increase over the previous month. The average production of milk per Cow in the association was 912 pounds and tke butterfat production was 34.2 pounds. This shows an in- crease of 132 pounds of milk per cow and 3:3 pounds of butterfat over the last month. There were 125 cows in the association that produced over 46 pounds of butterfat during the month. In the Class I herds, that is, those of over 15 cows, Carl Nelson of Marysville, and a new member of the association with a herd of 18 mixed cows, was high. Mr. Nelson&apos;s herd had an average of 1195 pounds of milk and 49.0 pounds of butterfat. The State Refrmatory's herd, Mon- roe, consisting of 17 purebred and grade Holsteins, was second in the class with a production of 1299 pounds of milk and 43.8 pounds of butterfat. In Class I1, that is, those herdh of 15 cows or under, Seymour Shoultes of Marysville, with a herd of 11 grade Holsteins, was high with 1299 pounds of milk and 45.9 pounds of butterfat. H. J. Weiser, east of Everett, with a herd of 11 purebred and grade Guernseys, stood second in this class when his herd produced 977 pounds of milk and 44.1 pounds of butterfat. In the individual purebred cow class, Rose of Valley Gem, a Guern- sey, belonging to the Valley Gem Farms at Arlington, was high cow in her class when she produced 1494 pounds of milk and 80.7 pounds of butterfat for the month. Skykom- ish Gertrude Vaildessa, a Holstein belonging to the State Reformatory at Monroe, was second in this division when she prodiuced 2300 pounds of milk and 77.8 pounds of butterfat. Krondyke, a Holstein belonging to Win. Cook at Edgecomb, was third in this division with 2104 pounds of milk and 7L0 pounds of butterfat. In the grade cow division, the Hol- stein cow Countess, belonging to the State Reformatory, and the Holstein cow No. 124, belonging in the same herd, produced 1996 pounds of milk and 89.8 pounds of butterfat and 1748 poundb of milk and 76.9 pounds of butterfat respectively. The Hol- stein cow No.. 5, belonKing to Carl Nelson, was third with a production of 1961 pounds of milk and 72..8 pounds of butterfat. Mr. Nelson reports a growing in- .terest in cow testing work and the increase in the number of cows in the association this month over last month, indicates that dairymen are interested in finding out what the individual cows of their herds are doing. Any dairyman interested in cow testing work should get in touch with Mr. Nelson at Marysville or .with the county agent at Everett. ARNOLD Z. SMITH. ! U. S. JURY FREES RANCHER HELD ON A LIQUOR CHARGE Edwin E. Glovr, rancher residing between Duvall and Monroe i Sno- homish county, was acquitted by a federal court jury at Seattle Friday afternoon on a charge of operating a still. Judge Jeremiah Netere" pre- side@. Glover, it was charged, oper- ated a J50 gallon still on his ranch. A quantity of moonshine, together with the still, was seized July 27, 1926, by federal agents in a raid en the rancher's house. Glover asserted that the still was not on his property and that he was not engaged in the liquor business. Almost $10,000,000 btsiness is done every year in handling Walla Walla county grain. MONROE, SNOIHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTONFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1927 SAVOY OAFE Frida Noon, February 25 All Business men requested to be present... Committee have drranged or a ou of town speaker. + + + + + + + + + + DEATH OF NEAL SEAVEY Neal Seavey, well known to many of Monroe's people died at Cushman hospital, Tacoma, on February 17, after an illness of several months. He was forty years of age and had livedJ in and around Monroe for the past ten years. Neal servedt in the Spruce division during the war. He was a very kind and loving son and brother. Those wRh whom he worked in the woods speak very highly of his kind and considerate attitude towards his fellow workers, at all times ready to help lighten the burden of life. Funeral services were held in the Purdy chapel Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. M. Hixon offici- sling. The F. O. E. of Sno- homish, of which he was a member, had charge of the burial. He is sur- vived by his father, A. E. Seavey, two sister, Mrs. M. J. Laylor and Mrs. J. F. Balzer, all of Snoqualmie. Kennewick--400 acres peppermint will be planted here this year, and several stills built. MONROE TO HAVE W,C.T.U. CONVENTION Will Hold State and Oountv Institute and Law Enforce- ment Convention in Local Methodist Euiscoual Church The state' and county institute and law enforcement convention of the W. C. T. U. will be held at the Metho- dist Episcopal, cliurdli, Monroe, Fri- day, March 4, for an all-day and eve- ning session, the meeting to open at 10 o'clock. Mrs. iLillian Vincent, state president of the union, will pre- si, c. The following program has been arranged: Singing--Led by the local music director. Devotions--Led by the local evangelistic director. Salute to the Flag--Led by the lo- cal director of Americanization. Reading, in concert, the W. C. T. U. Declaration of Principals and Pledge. Introduction of State and County officers and directors. Appointment of Committees on Courtesy, Membership, Union Signal and Crusadbr. Duties of officers--President, vice- president, corresponding secretary, recording secretary and treasurer. Eleven O'Clock--Question Box An- nounced. I The How. When and Why fill out report blanks. Discussion of Year Book. Noontide Prayer. Social hour for luncheon. 1:80 Song. Service--Led by the county musm director. Bible Lesson. l:50"Why I Joined the W. C. T. U."--By local members. Deprtment Work m this county. Duties "of county and local diTec- tore. White Ribbon Recruit Service for the Children. 7:30--Law Enforcement Conven- tion Program. Song Service and Devotions. v.toduction of Law Enforcement officers. auress--"Cooperation" By Law Enforcement officer. Special Music. Address"Responsibility of Citi- zenship,"By state officer. Benediction. KENTUCKY IN The following reproduction from an old Kentucky paper, dated Feb., 1849, and handed to us by P. SJestrom, is rather an unique bit of news to us who dwell north of the Mason and Dixon line: 4 SALE tone 82 gallon barrel of Johnson Mil- l ler whiskey 7 years old; 200 gallons apple brandy; one 40 gallon copper still of oak tanned leather; 1 dozeu reap hooks; 2 handle hooks i 3 scythes andcradles; 1 doz. wood] pitch forks one-half interest in tan yard, 3 calibre rifle made by Ben Mills; 50 gallons of soft soap; hams, bacon and lard; 40 gallons of sorghum molas- ses; 6 head of fox hounds, all soft mouthed except one. "At the same time ! will sell my 6 negro slaves, 2 men 3 and 50 years 91dt 2 boys, 12 and 18 years old, 2 mulatto wenches, 40 and 30 years old. WH1 sell all together to same party as will not separate them. "Terms of sale, cash in hanct or note to draw 4 per cent interest with Bob McConnell as surety. "My home is 2 miles south of Ver- uilles, Kentucky, on the McCouns fe_rry pike. Sale will begin at eight o'clock a, m. Plenty to drink and eat." J. L. MOSS. Passing the Buck'the Bhr In-l + + + + + + ++ door Svort at State House--I+ A RIA IIIIMTI * Sm0erior Court Judges Sat-]+ n mt= hermes= + ary Increased to $10,000. I+ Cornea Saturday, February, 26 [+ AMERICAN LEGION I . CABARET For sx weeks the twentieth ses-I ......... sion. of the legislature, has been in l. DLN0_I"t &1r2. _ sessmn. 'or five weeks the law- i makers managed to grind along 14- Community Hall, Monroe clearing away revision committee bills which repealed old obsolete and non-used acts of previous sessions, and carefully avoiding anything which could be construed as throw- ing a brick at the administration circles. It has been a peculiar ses- sion. A few of the organizers and legislative lead/ers, without the sup- port of a majority, and with but a small handful of voters, steered the session away from political break- ers and held it on a level keel de- spite efforts made to upset the ship of state. This has made the session .unusual- ly slow in passing legislation. In fact fewer bills have been passed .on new. legislation than at any previous ses- sion. But this does not mean that the session has not had its usual quota of measures, secti.onal and per- sonal and designed to benefit a few individuals intro<hced. It has been fortunate that the lack of organiza- tion has been a big factor in keeping this character of lawmaking ha the background. As the session draw:: to a close the situation becomes more tense. It would not take very much to upset the entire session, kick tile: roof off and let the Senate and House run hog wild. This is what the conservative members are fearful of. It is becoming more apparent &ally in Olympia that some kind of an agreement was made before the ses- sion convened whereby support to the measure designed to increase the so.called widow's pensions was to be given in the legislature in return for assistance in the attempt to recall Governor Hartley. The recall fli-ver- ed, or if it obtained votes enough to call for a filing of the petitions, something kept it from being filed. That the sponsors of the pension act so-called expected support and assistance .from the recallers has been apparent from the start but the failure of the recall upset all trades. Industrial laders in the state, those who mae the payrolls and keep the ball rolling, have been op- posed to the increased costs the pro- posed pension bill would place upoJ) them at a time they were not in a position to meet additional overhead. This failed to make any impression upon the sponsors of the bill, and every possible club was brought into use to hammer the bill first in com- mittee and then out of committee through the legislative grist mill. The very fact that' idustrial and manufacturing representatPces camp- e(t on the state house throughout tlxe session to date, and watched ad fought against legislation which would/ tend to keep invested capital away or interfere with increased pay- rolls, has been largely instrumental i protecting the future prosperity o, the state. Of course enemies have been made and old wounds reopened, but the state has been the beneficiary in the main. The bug for regulating everybody and everything in the state was in. ten)ely active at this session, usual- ly sponsored and kept alive by weil- meaning organizations and individt- als who jump at a theory without seeking information as to the pv,:- tical value of the proposed idea. For instance there have been bills intro- : duced in the Senate, which, if enacted, into law woul require every person in the state, farmer or urbanite to call in a state inspector before they could install plumbing or lighting fixtures, or before they could do any remodeling or rebuilding. The build- ing code proposed wouldJ have fixed the specifications of the homes and required that certain restrictions be followed 5ut. &ll of these bills created fund!s to be paid b those required to obtain building licenses, or go through sani- tation and electrical wiring inspec- 4- Professional Dncers from 4- Seattle. 4. Martret'a Six-Piece Orchestra. + Admission $1.00 + 4-+ + + + + + + l lion. The property owner would pay the bills, as is usual ha cases of this aharacter. The so-called building code, fire marshal law ad electrical coce of the state are for applying to the rural districts the same restric- tions and requiring the same inspec- tions as municipalities in closely congested districts call for. The old story of the state owning its own cement plant arri-ed in Olympia last week when Senator Kirkman introduce,& a bill to this e.f- feet, and followed it with another ++ + + + + + + + + + * ORDER OF VASA Dane and + Entertainment * 4 Grange Hall SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Accordion Artists. Hugo and Nina Johnson Admission 50e 4- + + + + DR. IRVING E. MILLER SPEAKS BEFORE MEN'S CLUB Dr. Irving E. Miller, head of the state department of education, will enak before the Men's Club in the gregational church hall on Mon- day evening, February 28. Dr. Mil- ler's subject will be pyology. Dr. Miller is a ver. orcefut speaker and his talk should be very intorcstmg. 'Having sold my farm an I am leaving for 'Orgon Territory' by ox team, will offer on March 1, 1849, all my personal property, to-wit: of oxen and yoke; 1 baby yoe; 2 o.x carts; 1 iron ft. of poplar weather beard; plow and wood model board; 800 to 1,000 three.foot clap beards; 1,600 ten-foot fence rails; one 60 gallon soap kettle; 85 sugar troughs made of white ash timber; 10 gallons. .of maple syrup; 2 spinning Wheels, 80 pounds of mutton tallow; 1 largo loom made by Jerr Wilson, 300 poles; 100 split hoops; 100 empty barrels; r GENUINE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD We are told that 3 per cent of all children brought into the world are defective mentally. Another 12 per cent are defective physically due presumably to pre-natal causes. Of course, in causes of defective off- spring there is no longer any doubt that the chief outstanding cause is wrong feeding of the parents, par- tieularly the Mother. There is scarcely a bodily or men- tal ailment, acquired after birth, with the exception of injuries due to ac- cident or other like cause which is not due directly, or increctly, to wrong diet. If your children were given a cor- rectly balanced ration every dy, how startling the results would  be. But the law forbids, or if it doesn't, you would doubtless he drawn and quartered by an ignorant populace if you really attempted to limit your patients to the food which would best suit each ndividual case. Probably the most important item of food today, save milk, alone, is a genuine whole-wheat bread. Enright's All O' The Wheat Bread is macl of selected hard spring wheat testing about 16 per cent protein, both products sufficiently laxative in effect to do away with the need of drugs and other laxatives. The Watson Bakery are now pro- ducing a genuine 100 per cent Whole Wheat Loaf, which is known as En- right's All O' The Wheat Bread. This loaf has received the endorsement of the greatest physicians and sanitor- rams in America. Among this num- ber are Dr. Cecil C. Lawton, Dr. Wal- ter R. Ramsey, Dr. W. H. Moore, measure which names the state engi- Dr. Royal S. Copeland and other i- known nutritionists. NUMBER 50 WASHINGION WEEK OBSERVED IN STATE Enthusiasm of the Week Has Not Yet Subsided--Dr. H. N. Whitelaw Is Winner of the Slon Contest. With the slogan: "Washington Nature's Paradise; Man's Opportun- ity," as its inspiration, the second Washington Week is being observed this week with the object of selling the state to its own inhabitants. If Washington citizens become awak- ened to a realization of the resources, possibilities and historical signifi- cance of Washington, then  spon- sors will feel the week has been suc- cessful. Citizenship, as practiced in the lifo of George Washington, for whom this great commonwealth is named, is be- ing stressed along with other more ractical things this week. Coupling the week of state observance with the week of George Washingten's birth- day, and" the anniversary of Wash- ington's statehood, has given a thre fold object for state celebration. Churches Opened Week Washington Week opened Sundlay, when churches throughmt,th state took the life of the father of our country as a text, applying his ex- ample to conditions of today. Schools neer the cement purchasing agentternationally Monday held Washington's Birthday for all cement used by the public, [ programs, which were couple with school district, port, park, countv, l the theme of citizenship. city and state. "ITHU TOWN [OUNCJ[ Washington's Birthday, Tuesday, The cement bill, the Finch railroad I/['1[ = was the high water mark in the port district bill, and the Metc#.f I/I|L week's observance. Communities, )ower bill are all designed to extend[ commercial organizations, service municipal ownership, or in ther lll|NOlULUb BRIEF SESSJ0N clubs and patriotic societies through- words, permit the use of public fumls out thd state had programs appro- in private enterprise by politically pri.ate to the day anc to the week. elected officials. In Oakesdale, Dr. H. N. Whitelaw was Each of these measures if enacted presented a silver loving cup for into law only meant the taking of writing the state slogan which was that much more property off the tax Town 0ounci] Hol(i Record selected in a statewidb contest. rolls and spreading the loss upon the Session for Soeed--Session More Programs Planned remaining taxpayers. There will be no new roads created Called 7:10 . m.--Adiourn- As the end of the second Washing= ton Week nears, the enthusiasm of at this session. The Senate has so ment at 7:30 D. In. the week has not yet subsided. Lunch- served notice upon the House an(V this means that any effort to pry the -- eons, dinners and organization meet- lid off will meet defeat. Island  ings are still being held wth the county will not get its highway. The town council met in regular awakening of Washington as the There will be no scenic marine view session in the council chambers at theme. Sponsors of the week bade drive, and no new highways in East- the town hall on Wednesday evening, difficulty in filling all the requests era Washington. The lid is on. The council was called to order by for speakers, despite the fact that : The old} battle of whether or not Mayor Camp with Clerk Purdy, men m every section of the state there shall be an amendment to the Councilmen Stretch, Streissguth, Bil- volunteered to speak on the state's constitution to permi the legislatm:e lings, George and Hopper present, glory and opportunities. of future years to fix what these The minutes o the Feb. 9 session reclassifications shall be or make were read and approved. EXPERIENCE INSPIRED classifications in the constitution ii Permission was grante Mr. Buss STATE SLOGAN'WRITER now in the Senate. The danger which to build a septid tank on his property lurks behind the bill as adopted by at 350 Orr street Motion was Dr. H. N. Whitelaw, winner of the . ".. the House is more aoparent to the made and carrmd gwng the town state-wMe slogan contest conducte Senate than to the House members, treasurer authority to order from the by the Washington Press Association who were stampeded behind the bi.ll Monroe Calculating Machine Corn- says his slogan won because he b largely because E dJ Sims and Mark party a calculating machine costing lieves in Washington. "Washington--, Reed joined forces and attempted to $100, same to be paid for if machine Nature's Paradise; Man's Opportun- point out what it was leading to. The is in good condition, ity" is the slogan which was selected opportunity to wallop the two ouc- Motion was made that the matter from ne'arly 1200 submitted. standing leaders of the'lower house of paying Mr. Jones for the wood cut "I believe that every man who will was too great a chance to pass up from the property owned by the put forth a modest effort and take and new members followed blindly town and located between the G. N. advantage of the opportunities Wash- after the leaders who sprang up over and Milwaukee railroad tracks, be ington has to offer, cannot fail ta night, laid on the table and that Mr. Jones make a modest success, and to thosa with a broad vision, there is unlimited There is no question but Sims and appear before the council and pre- chance for great things, Dr. White- Reed battled the legislature through sent his claivn.  " " five weeks of troubled waters and Repairs on the town hall were dis- law said. kept the Senate majority and the cussed by the council and this matter Winner Gets Loving Cup House followers from making an open was turned over to the improvement For his slogan, Dr. Whitelaw was breach with the governor anc admin-committee. From the short discus- presented a silver loving cup, appro- istrative forces. But both have sion on this subject it seems that the priately engraved', during the Wash- been trimmed and steam-rolled see- town hall is in a run-down condition, igton Week program in his home ral times during the interval. The The roof, floor and the building ha town of Oakesdlale. The cup becomes presidential electlvn of 1928, when general are badly in need of repairs, his permanent property. a president is to be elected, a United The folloing bills were allowed and Dr. Whitelaw's own experience was States senator named, and an entire ordered paid: the inspiration for the winning slo state slate nominated, is going to Thedinga Hardware supplies gan. "I have enjoyed the natural find the actions of this session close- for water department ............ $ 2.12 beauties of Washington and found a Mrs. Beckman, salary librarian $40.00 pleasant opportunity for my work (continued on page 8) J. E Hamilton, insurance on and at the same time secured a books ........................................ $16.30 maintenance for my family and APPOINT DEPUTY , Gus'Gemmer labor, signs .......... $1200 somthing besides," the Oakesdale Federal Pipe & Tank Co., water physician said. Dr. Whitelaw's life ASSESSORS FOR MONROE supplies " ................................... $ 4.46. is also an example of the kind of Pete Lee county assessor, has made J. B. Cabe, labor, water dept.....$ 4.00 citizenship.which is being stressed public the appointment of the deputy E. E. Sykes, care head water....$10.00 this week--Washington Week. assessors for Monroe and vicinity. Thedinga Hardware, supplies Active in Public Service Einar Larson for Monroe and south, street department .................. $ 1.75 L. M. Main for Sultan and vicinity. Thedinga Hardware, supplies Since coming to 0akesdale in 19Q9, Pete Sjostrom and Leslie Main filled fire department ...................... $ 2.75 Dr. W#hitelaw has not only practiced tho deputy assessors' positions last J. K. Gill Co., books .... ... ........... $ 6.95 his profession there, but also has ear. , Adjournment backed organizations for improving ' ' the welfare of the farmer, being in- Everybody is going to the Legion SCOUT LEADERS ENJOY OUT- terested in agricultural work and himself a land owner. Every summer'. 3abaret dance, Monroe, Saturday, ING AT HIGH ROCK CABIN Dr. Whicelaw and his family spend Feb. 26. Martret's Orchestra. Spe- cial decorations. Admission $1.00. The cabin belonging to Troop 1, of their vacation in visiting some scenic Monroe, afforded ,shelter for about 20 beauty spot of the Northwest. Scout leaders last Saturday anct Sun- During the World War, the slogan The Bell" "' U"rcellona writer was chairman of the Oakes- | | || The over-night hike was the last dale Red Cross drive, and was given 00,oo session of a training course offeretl a certificate of special commendation by the Everett Council of Boy Scouts. for that service. He gave his entire The hike was in charge of Capt. R. time and services to Washinffton To Be Given in Odd Fellows Hall G. Mathews, Scout Executive, and State College at Pul4man during the March 10 at 1:30 p m. and Bob Hayes, Assistant Scout Execu- influenza epidemic in 191& March 11 at 8 p. m, tire. This was the last requirement Dr. Whitelaw attended the Univer. for a National Certificate for boy sity of Chicago and is a graduate of ' Jeadership. Rush Medical College and served as The High School Glee clubs, under On Sunday morning a short service an interne at the Chicago Presbyter- the direction of Artie Ellen Kelley, was held. Scoutmaster Mabon, of inn hospital. He is a member of th will put cn the operetta, "The Belle Troop 1, of Monroe, was in charge of county, state and national medica of Barcellona," March 10 and 11, and the service and discussion of several organizations and of the Northwes', are receiving much encouragement voints pertinent to the twelfth Se,ut Medical Association. from the public-spirited oitizens of law were considered. TF# conclusion Monroe and vicinity. On Friday last reached was that a hke, conducted as an orchestra was ' organized from was this hike, was not irreverent. ALEX WHEELER IMPROVED musicians of Monroe to accompany The twelfth Scout Law says: "A Alex Whee!er,,who lives on th0 the performance. This week Mr. Scout is Reverent.' Lake Roesiger road and who was in- Case, the photographer, has taken After several games and the miff- Jured Thursday of last week when hc some pictures of the cast for publi- day meal was over, the leaders de- fell from a logging flat car, is report- city. Merle Sprau is responeible for parted to their various homes, after ed somewhat improved. Mr. Wheeler the clever posters, advertising this expressing themselves as having had is at the Providence hospRal in Ever- undertaking, which will be out soon. a splendid time. ett. The accidlent occurred at the Roy. A. Earl Lee will be at the Monroe Logging Company works piano for the rest of the rehearsals The American Legion, Monroe, in- near Lake Roesiger. He is suffering and has promised all the help he can rite you to be their guest at the from brain concussion. gve in any possible way. Legion Cabaret dance, Monroe, Sat- With such encouragement, "The urday, Feb. 26. Come and ave a South Bend--Columbia Box & Belle of Barce]lona bound to be good time. Martret's Orchestra. Lumber company milt reopens after a huge success. Special decorations. Admission $1.00. heavy repairs and improvements.