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PAGE TWO ' " WHY MY PARENTS CAME TO AMERICA Iu order the1 America might know what America means to the immi grants, and in order to promote sym- pathy for and family interest in the immigrant family, the Cleveland Americanization Committee has re- cently offered prizes to the sixth grade school children of that city for the best essays on the subjec3 "Why My Parents Came to America." The following is a characteristic essay written by a sixth grader of foreign parentage: "My parents were born in Poland under the rule of the Kaiser. The reason they left is, the Kaiser would not allow anyone to speak in his native language, only forced him to use the German language. There were no Polish schools, churches, and only a few Polish books. We were nor allowed to worship God as we pleased. "The teachers were very cruel, es- pecially the one that taught my mother. For any little misbehavior he would give you such a punishment which would last a long time and you would remember it all your life. "They knew that America is the ]and of sweet freedom. So, selling all t, hat they had. they came to this land of liberty, where we are still, and serve still for this country. I would let my head be cut off for the free- dora of this ]and and the freedom of Poland. Hurrah for the starry flag. Long may it wave." In addition to putting new life into the language work, the teachers of America generally would learn many interesting facts concerning our im- migrant population if they would have each of the children from for- eign families tell or write the story, "Why My Parents Came to America." -M,-- HOOK ED ! At a )audeville performance in Seattle the other night, an actor play- ing" the part of a union workman was asked "'hom he considered the great- est man in this country. "The see- 'ctary of our union," he replied. His answer was applauded by numbers of men in perfect seriousness. That they took an intended joke seriously and as a statement with some ele- ments of ruth shows just how blindly a certain type of men follow a fellow human who sets himself up as a leader. Leon Green, business agent of an electrical workers local of Seattle had the same blind follow- ing, although he was openly a Rus- sian bolshevist; he was handed over union dues without even exchanging the formality of a receipt. Back of this blindness and stupid- ty of some workingmen who are born THE MONROE MONITOR ESTABLISHED IN 1898 H. C. TOOKER, Editor F. J .FLOURNOY, Publisher. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT MONROE, WASH. Entered at the Post Office at Monroe, Washington, as Second Class Mail Matter. OFFICIAL PAPER OF TOWN OF MONROE NON-PARTISAN IN POLITICS Advertising rate card will be furnished on application. Local line readers, 71 cents per line per insertion. Subscription Price, in lwtnce, per year, $1.50 MILLIONS OF MEN MAKE USE OF THE Y. M., C. A. BUILDING AT CAMP LEWIS That 5,409,405 enlisted-men and officers were counted in the seven- teen centers operated by the Y. M. C. A. at Camp Lewis during the sixteen months of the camp's exist- ence, that 1,555 entertainments were given with an attendance of 711,355, that 1,521 motion picture shows were put on and 986,051 men attended, that 35,840,000 sheets of writing' paper and 5,000,000 envelops were given away without charge, arc some of the items which appear in the re- port just submitted by Robert Carey Y. M. C. A. Camp General secretary at Camp Lewisj Wash, Carry also reports fhat 32 "Y" men entered the service and 35 others ,J j went from Camp Lewis to France in "Y" wo:k. Close to 2,000,000 letters were written and mailed in the bail,t- ings, and 750,000 copies of T-enoh and Camp were distributed free to the soldiers. The department of education held 41.33 classes with an attendance of 68,794 and gave 1098 lectures with an attendance of 498,673. More th:m half a million men engaged m ath- letics with equipment furnished by the association. This equipment which had constant use included 106 indoor baseball and 350 indoor bats 342 soccer balls, 3 cage balls, 260 basket balls, 100 punching bags,/56 rugby footballs. 176 pairs boxing gloves, 12 gymnasium mats, 236 vol- ley balls, ca[her's and fielder's mils by the score, medicine balls, and one push ball. In the religious field 2576 mb!ic meetings with an attendance of 5,- 733 were held, bible meetings totaled 1654 with 35,596 attending. Per- sonat interviews of a Christian char- acter to the number 22,680 were had and 40,929 Scriptures distributed. Christians decisions were made by 3,881 men. As an accommodation money or- ders were sold to the amount" of $330768 while the stamps sales reached $106,439. The report also shows that Jan-a- ary had proved to be one of the most successful months in the history of the Y. M. C. A. in Camp Lewis as V2 price. We Buy, Sell & popular meetings and demobilizing] farewell programs have filled the I buildings with cheering soldiers, l Many men have exm'esed a desire] to fit themselves for leadership in Y.] M. C. A. work aud seventeen men l have declared they world enter the[ minis[my. Durirlg the month 21[ farewell programs were held and at-] tended by 6000 men. , ] Camp Lewis ranks as one of the  largest of the cantonments in this country and the . M. C. A. has had a force bf 250 secretaries at its sev- enteen centers to care for the welfare of the men. Exchange: Write us for your wants. .M SUNDWALL & CO., 1 The I. W. W. have been labeled tile 9:.92nd Ave. Seattle, Wn. Huns of industry. _ ' , followers are several contributing cau:es. One is that much of their i-te!!ectual cultivation consists of lgstening to radical speeches from their egotistic and unscrupulous lead- ers; another is the class of publica- tions they read. "Th e Union Record and the Non- partisan Leader are the only papers I allow in my house," boasted a union man. To look at him was to believe him. Poor gullible fish that he is, ;o be hooked by the nation's wreck- ers, bled by them, marketer, exploit- ed, sold, and eventually, as in Seattle, he finds himself in a pretty kettle of fish, being' boiled slowly in his own oil! But he thinks he's wise* * * * * * GOVERNMENT ECONOMY Since* the taxes arising from a world war will hit every man and woman in this country who is paid a living salary, we have the right to demand that the government econo- mine in its expenditures. We do not need to make navigable all the little creeks in [be south this year, nor erect expensive soldiers memorials in WELCOME! RETURNING SOLD1ER SSAILORS. Full information as ,to all employment opening in this District and elsewhere, will be given you FREE at the BUREAU FOR RETURN- ING SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 202 Post Office Building. Everett, Washington. All national and local efforts to assist you are there consentrated. U IED SIATES EM- PLOYMENT SERVICE. . U. S. Department of Labor. - . I i THE MONROE MONITOR EVERYBODY IS NOW FIGURiHG INCOME TAX In Order to Be Helpful to Public, Internal Revenue Bureau Has Every Available Officer in Field. SEVERE PENALTIES IF YOU DELAY BEYOND MARCH 15 With the due (late for Income Taxes only a.few weeks away, the collection of this far-reaching tax on 1918 in- comes has started off with a bang. Everybody ,Is figuring income tax. Payments and sworn statements of income must reach Interred Revenue offices on or before March 15, and there are severe penalties for delinquency. Residents of Alaska and the State of Washington are required to make theh" returns to David J. Williams, Collector of Internal Revenue Ta- coma, Washington, or to any of his Deputy Collectors who are now doing free advisory work on Income tax. "Pay your Income Tax by March 15," is the slogan of the Internal Rev- enue Bureau. which lms sent every available officer into the field to help the public to understand the require- ments and to prepare the returns. Who Must Make Return. It is estimated that ninny thousands of single and married persons in this section of the Unted States who lmve never before made annual returns are required to do so this year. Income tax reurlm must be made between now and March 15 by persons who come under the following classifi- cations : Any unmarried person whose 1918 net income was $1,000 m" over. Vid- ows and widowers, divorcees and mar- rled persons who are living apart from their husbands or wives, 'are for lhe purposes of the Income Tax classed as unmarried. Any married person living with wife or husband whose 1918 net income was $2,000 or over. The income of both husband and wife mnst be considered, together with the ea]rnings of minor children, if any. Revenue Bureau Offers Aid. Each person in the United States wbo Is in either of these classifications must get busy at once if penalties are to be avoided. He should secure a blank Form 1040 A for reporting net income up to $5,000, or Form 1040 if his net income exceeded that amount. Forms are being distributed by Collec- tors and their Deputies, also by banks. By following the instructions on the forms a correct return can be prepared at home. If a person needs advice or aid. the Deputy Collectors in tbe field will furnish this without charge. The new Revenue law places tile In- eome Tax duty on citizens and resi- dents. The Internal Revenue Bureau ts sending its men to work right with the public to get the tax and the re- turns In. With active co-operation every tax due March 15 will be paid and every return required by law will be in the Revenue offices on time, Exemptions Allowed. A single person Is qllowed a per- sonal exemption of $1.00(l. If he is sup- porting in his household relatives who are dependent upon him he may claim the status of the head of a family who bas the same exemption as if married. A married person who lives with wife or husband is allowed a personal exemption of $2,000. The head of a family is entitle(] to claim a similar personal exemption. An additional exemption of $200 Is allowed for each person under eight- een or incapable of self support who was dependent upon and received his chief support from the taxpayer. A husband and wife living together are entitled to but one personal ex- emption of $2,000. If they make sepa- rate returns the exemption may be claimed by either or divided. Accuracy Required. Absolute accuracy is necessary In making up income figures. Any per- son who i working for wages should find out exaetly how much he received during the whole year 1918. Fees, bank interest, bond interest, dividends, rents received and all other items must be .reported correctly. Mere guesses are not accepted, for they are unjust alike to the taxpa'er and the Government and defeat the proper ad- ministration of the law. "k INCOME TAX 18 " " / TRULY POPULAR. r k -- "k "The payment of Income taxes r takes on a flew significance t r which sbould be understood by r r every citizen. The taxation sys- t tem of this country Is truly pop- r ular. of the people, by the peo- r ple and for the people. Every r r citizen is liable to tax, and the ramount of the tax is graduated r e according tb the success and for- r r tune attained by each Individual r in availing himself (if the oppor- tunities created and preserved by our free Institutions. The t r method and degree of the tax is deterlined by no favored class, r r but by the representatives of the people. The proceeds of the tax r t shouhl be regarded as a national lnvestment."--Daniel C. Roper, r e Commissioner f Internal Reve- .' hue M-- Success is not so much a matter of luck as it is of foresight M-- Whenever we get back to the basis of an honest day's work for an honest day's wage, we will have solved one of the problems of industrial unrest Are you a subscriber for The Mon- itor ? If not, why not ? The Monitor prints the news. /ar Council on Retirement An- nounces Cash and Supplies Contributed. WORKERS WILL "CARRY ON." Five Big Societies in World Wide Plan. H. P. Davison Heads International American Red Cross Commmsion. Dr. Livingston Farrand Permanent Leader of Peace Organization, Wasldngton.--(Speclal.)--tIenry P. Davlson as chaimnan issues the follow- Ing statement on behalf of the War Council of the American Red Cross : "To the Americat People: "The War Council o the American Red Cross apl)ointed by President Wil- son on May 10, 1917, to carry ell the work of the American Red Cross dur- ing the war, at their request and by vote of the Central Committee, ceased at midnight, February 28. "hmnediately the armistice was signed the War Conncil instituted studies to deternllne when the strict- ly war work of the organization would have bees suflicientiy matured to en- able tim direction of affairs to be re- sumed by the permanen staff. Henry P. Davison, being in Paris when tim armistice was sigl, ed, sumnloned a conference there o e the heads of all the Red Cross Conmlssions In Europe to canvass the situation. After con- sidering all the fa,'.tors it' as con- eluded to make the transition on March 1. The very fortunate choice of Dr. Livingston Farrand as the new chalrnlan of the Central Connnlttee, and thereby the permanent cldef ex- ecutive of the Red Cross, makes possi- ble the eensummalon of this plan un- der the most favorable conditions. Accounts Audited by War Department. "Detailed reports to Congress and a conqtlete audit of its accounls by tile War I)epartment will constitute the final record of Red Cross activity dm'- ing the war. Although it has been the rule to make public all expendi- tures when authorized and to give de- tailed informaton relative to all work nndertaken, the War Council in turn- ing over its respo{sibilities to Dr. Far- rand and his associates desire to give a brief resmue of Retl Cross war time activities to the American people, to whom tim Red Cross belong, and whose generous contributions have made pos- sible all Omt has been accomplished. "During the past nearly twenty-one months the American people have given In cash and supplies to the American Red Cross more than $400,- 000,000. No value can be placed upon the contributions of service which kave been given witbout stint and of- tentimes at great sacrifice by millions of oar people. "The effort of the American Red Cross In this war has consHtuted by far tbe largest voluntary gifts of money, of hand and heart, ever con- tributed purely for the relief of hu- nmn suffering. Tbrough tile Red Cross tbe heart and slirit of the whole American people have been mobilized to take care of our own, to relieve the misery Incident to the war, and also to reveal to the world the supreme Ideals of ore" national life. "Everyone who has had any part In this war effort of the Red Cross is en- titled to congratulate hhnself. No thanks from anyone could be equal In value to the self satisfaction every- one should feel for the Dart taken. Fully 8,000,000 American women bave exerted themselves in Red Cross serv- Ice. Has Over 17,000,000 Adult Member. "When we entered the war the American Red Cross had about 500.000 members. Today, as the result of the recent Christnms membership Roll all. there are upwnrds of 17.000,000 full palcFmembers outside of the mem- bers of the Junior Red Cross, number- Ing perhaps 9,000,000 school children additional. "The chief effort of the Red Cross during the war has been to care for our men tn. service and to aid our army and navy wherever the Red Cross may be called on to assist. As to this phase of the work Surgeon Gen- eral Ireland of the U. S. Army recent- I y said: The Red Cross has been an enterprise as vast as the war itself. From the beginning it has done those things which the Army Medical Corps wanted done, but could not do itself.' "The Red Cross endeavor In France has nflturally been upon av exception. ally large scale where service bas ben rendered to the American Army and to the French Army and the French people as well, the latter par- ticularly during the trying period when the Allied World was waiting for the American Army to arise In force and power. Hospital emergency service for our army In France has greatly diminished, bat the Red Cross Is still being called upon for service upon a large scale In rite great base hosldtals, where thousands of Ameri- can sick and wounded are still receiv- Ing attention. At these hospllals the Red Cross supplies hnts and facilities for the alnnsenlent and recreation of tile men as they become convalescen! Our Army of Occupation in Germany was followed with Medical ,units pre- pared to render tbe same emergency aid and supply service which was the primary business of the Red Cross during hostilities. The Army Canteen service along tile lines of travel has LIBRARY REPORT FOR MONTH OF FEBRUARY The circulation for the month was as followu. Highest daily 77, lowest, 20, non-fiction 146. Collection for fines $4.04. We are glad to note the increase in the number of non-fiction readers. The followng new hooks have been added to the shelves. "Heroes of Aviation Blue Aloes , Valley of the Giants", "The making of George Croton." ! RIDA, IARCH 7, 1919. actually increased since the armistice. "As for work among the French peo- ple, now that hostl:itles have ceased. the French thetnseives naturally pre- fer as far as possible to provide for their own. It ires accordingly i)een de- termined that the guhllng principle of Red Cross policy in France henceforth shall be to have punctilious regard to its every responsibility, but to direct its efforts primarily to assisting French relief societies. The liberated and devastated regions 6f France lmve been divided by the government into sumll districts, each ollicially assigned to a designated French relief organi- zation. "The American Red Cross work in France was Initiated by a commission of eighteen men who landed on Fren('h shores June 13, 1917. Since then some 9,000 persons have been upon tile rolls In France, of whom 7.000 were aclively engaged when the armistice was signed. An Indication of the pres- ent scale of the work will be ol)]alned h'mn the fact that the services of 6,000 persons are still requh'ed. "Our American Expeditionary Force having largely evacuated England, the activities of the Red Cross Conunis- sion there are naturally upon a dimin- ishing scale period. Active operations are still in progress In Archangel and Siberia. "The work in Italy has been almost entirely on behalf of the civilian pop- ulation of tlmt country. In tbe critical hours of Italy's struggle the American people, through their Red Cross, sent a practical message of sympathy and relief, for which the government and people of Italy have never ceased to express their gratitJde. Supplies and Personnel to Near East. "The occasion for such concentra- tlon of effort in Italy, England, Bel- glum and even in France having natur- ally and normally dlminished, It has been possible to dlvert supplies and personnel In large measure to the ald of those people in the Near East who have hllherto been inaccesslble to out- slde assistance, but whose sufferings have been npon an appalling scale. The needs of these peoples are so vast. tlmt government alone can meet them, but the American Red Cross is making an effort to relieve immedlately the more acute distress. "An extensive group of American workers has been dispatched to carry vitally needed supplies, and to work this winter in the various Balkan coun- tries. In order to co-ordinate their ac- tivities, a Balkan commission has been established, with headquarters at Rome, Italy, from whicb potnt alone all the Balkan ceners can be reached promptly. "A commission has Just reached Po- land with doctors and nurses, medical supplies, and food for sick cblhiren and invalids. An American Red Cross Commission has also been appointed to aid ill relieving the sufferln of Rus- slan prisoners still confined in German prison camps. "An hnportant commission Is still working in Palestine. Through the war special eo-opcation has been given to the Armenian and Syrian [te- ller Commission, which was the only agency ahle LO qar'.:y reIlef In the In- terior of Turkish dominions. Red Cross Will Continue. "Re(] Cross effort is ttnts far flung. It will continue to be so, But the movement represented by this work has likewise assumed an hltimate place in the daily life of our people at home. Tile army of workers which has been recruited and trained the war must not be demobilized. All our ex- perience In tbe war shows clearly that there is an unlimited field for service of the kind which can be performed with peculiar effectiveness by the Red Cross. What Its future tasks may be it ls yet imposslble to forecast. We know that so long as there Is an Amer- Ican army In the field the Red Cross will have a special fuetlon to perform. "Nothing could be of greater Impor lance to the Amerlean Red Cross than the plans Just set In motion by the five great Red Cross societies of the world to develop a program of extended ac- tivities In the Interest of humanity. The conception Involves not alone ef- forts to relieve human suffering, but to prevent It; not alone a movement by the peoDle of an Indlvldual natton, but an arouse all people to a sense of tbetr esponslblllty for the welfare of tbeir fellow beings through- out the world. It Is a program both Ideal and practical. Ideal In that Its supreme alm Is nothing less than ver- itable "Peace on earth good wlll to men," and practical tn that It seeks to take means and measures whlch are actually available and make there ef- fective in meeting without dehty the crisis which is daily recto'rent in the lives of all peoples. "For accomplishing its msslon in the years of peace which must lie ahead of us the Red Cross will require the ablest possible leadership, and must enjo the continned suDport, sym- patby, and participation in Its work of tbe whole American people. It Is particularly fnrtunate that sUch a man as Dr. Livingston Farrand should have been selected as the permanent head of the organization. The unstinted fashion in whlch all our people gave of themselves throughout the war l the best assurnnce that our Red Cross will continue to receive that co-opera. lion which will make tts work a source of pride and Inspiration to every Amr. tcan." Mr. Davlson, as chairman of tha In- ternational Commlsslon of the Amerl- can Red Cross, has undertaken to rep. resent the American Red Cross In the preparation of the program for extend- ed Red Cross activities, and will spend thenext several mouths In Europe In consultation with other Red Cross soci- eties for that purpose. THE WAR COUN(II. OF THE AMER- ICAN RED CROSS. Henry P. Davison, Cbalrman. 'M AUTOCRATIC ? The International Tihbreworkers charges that the Loyal Legion of Lop:gers and Lumbermen is "boss" controlled, autocratic, that it admits to membership "both employers and employees" and that it is a serious menace to industrial freedom, the moral of which is to join the Timber- workers and strike for something or other. --M-- The Monitor leads, others follow, How's This ? We offer One Hundred D,qlara Rsward for any case of Catarrh timt cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Medicine Hall's Catarrh Medicine has bccn taken by catarrh sufferers tot" the Dast thirty- five years, and has become known as the most reliable remedy for Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Medicine acts thru the Blood on the Mucous surfaces expelling the Poi- son from the Blood and healing the dis- eased portions. After you have taken Hall's Catarrh Medicine for a short time you will see great improvement in your general health. Start taking Hall's Catarrh Medi- cine at once and get rid of catarrh. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. Ohio. Sold by all Druggists. 7e THE THRICE A-WEEK EDITION OF THE NEW YORK WORLD IN 1919 Practically a daily at the Price of a Weekly. No other Newspaper in the world gives so much at so low a price. The value and need of a newspaper in the household was never greater than at the present time. We have beel forced to enter the world war, and a mighty army of ours is already in France fighting great battles and winning magnificent victories. You will want to have all the news from our troops on European battlefields, and 1919 promises to be the most mo- mentous year in the history of our nuiverse. No other newspaper at so small a price will furnish such prompt and accurate news of these world-shaldng events. It is not necessary to say more. THE THRICE-AWEEK WORLD'S regular subscription price is only $1 per year, and this pays .for 156 papers, We offer this uneaqualled newspaper and THE MONROE MONITOR to- gether for one year for $1.90 The regular subscription price of the two papers is $2.50 . The regular price of the Monitor is $1.50 M-- The Monitor prints the news. BIG "E" STAGE LINE EVERETT - MONROE - SNO - HOMISH STAGE LEAVE MONROE.--A. M.--8.00, 9.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00. P.M.--1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, 5.00, 7.00. 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