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THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe Washington Friday, June 13, 1924 Page Eight R. J. STRETCH COMPANY i i i Stretch's High Grade Coffee, 40c lb; 3 lbs. $1.15. All Coffee, no tin "We Roast Our'Own" STORE NEWS If you are going out on a picnic we can fill your wants: Paper cups, napkins, table cloths, dishes, baskets, and all the good things to eat that go to make up a perfect day. ! Stretch's High Grade Cocoa. All Cocoa, no tin, 25c lb Why buy a tin can to throw away | FLY-TOX "We have it in all sizes Flies die for it No. 5 Lard ...................................................... 68c No. 10 Lard .................................................... $1.32 Bulk Lard, 2 lbs ............................................ 25c We have a few barrels of Ginger Snaps,to sell 15c lb Fig Cookies 20c lb OUR SPECIALS FOR WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY, JUNE 16: Kellogg's Corn Flakes ...................................... 9c Kellogg's Bran Flakes .................................... 9c Kellogg's Krumbles .......................................... 9c" Post Toasties ...................................................... 9c Watch our Bakery case -- always riffled with the choicest of cakes, pies, cookies etc., fresh from Watson's Bakery--the modern bakery. Saturday, Jne 14th: Stretch's Saturday Sugar Special: 10 lb Sack .......................................................... 76c POLITICAL POINTERS Covering Various Phases of Campaign Now On in State. Signatures being Erased o From Initiative Measures. Judging from the reports which are coming from the city hall in Seattle where thousands on thous- ands of signatures to initiative peti- tions are being checked, a reaction is already setting in on this type of legislation. Scores of persons are bombarding the registration clerks, asking to have their names stricken from the petitions they have signed. Signatures to the Bone power bill are being taken off, but the vast ma- jority of those seeking to withdraw their names are tobe found on the so-called compulsory school bill. t_. : .... . Hundreds of people charge they were ,: - . ' mislead int6 .... signing this bill. .!: ' :" :' Thir61onents ofthe Bonebill are (-:: : : " : now ehairgihg : that:" the campaign :of ":.:: "edticat]on,:; [ hiise ' orre be- ing carried on in Seattle is causing many to withdraw their names from the petitions and an appeal has ,gone out to those who have signed to stand pat. As the campaign of education be- comes warmer on these initiative measures the obtaining of signatures is getting to be  harder. The pro- ponents of the measures are discover- ing this fact. It is a healthy sign when the peo- ple stop, look and listen before they attach their signatures to every bit of paper which is shoved under their noses. Irrespective of the merits or de- merits of any piece of proposed m- itiati,e legislation it should never be signed by a voter until that voter has had a chance to study the mat- ter pro and con. The trouble with legislative bodies has been that too many members vote without due con- sideration of what they are doing The " voters can rectify legislative mistakes with the referendum. Initiative mis- takes cannot be rectified for two years or more. Judge Harry T. Atwood, of Chi- cago, addressing the Seattle Elks, last Thursday evening discussed the United States Constitution and call- ed attention to the fact that possibly not one public officer in five who held up his hand when he took office and swore to support the constitu- tion of the state and of the United States ever took the trouble to read the constitution of either or knew what it contained. In an effort'to remedy this eondt- tion in 'future generations at least a bill is now being propesd which i will require the teaching of the con-: stitution in the high schools of the state and in the junior high schools. At least the students will be required to read over this instrument which was labeled by William Pitt, the great English statesman, as the "greatest document human minds ever conceived." During the elections of 1922, there were approximately 20,000,000 votes out of the 54,000,000 cast in the United States. This is less than 40 per cent. Statistics show that 19 lcrson.s out of ev6ry hundred 'in the It nation are eitler drawing compensa- ie-. tion from the public or ae depend- ; ents upon some one who ie on the publi payroll. This means that out ef the 54,000,000 in the nation 19 per coat have an actual dollar and cents interest in whe shall be elected Watch our Fruit and Vegetable stands and you will find the best that the market has to offer at the right price. Mrs. J. J. Reardon dre this week's set of dishes. WAREHOUSE 261 to public office because their sub- sistence depends upon it. Now with the soldiers' bonus and several millions more beneficiaries pf the state created, this per cent- age is going to be larger. These per- sons who live upon the publi payrolls are the ones who vote. Their inteL- est is not in how high the taxes are or how to reduce taxes but how to get more money from the public. One of the interesting things poli- tically in the city of Seattle which claims to represent one-fourth of the voters of the state is the fact that the government in the city is abso- lutely controlled by the so-called civil service league or an organization of persons who are living upon the pub- lic payroll. When it is considered that all of the street car men are now in this class, some idea of the reason why any movement which is going to create more public jobs through placing under public control utilities or business wins" such support. It is simply a proposal of getting more voters on the payroll so that more money can be asked as wages or salaries and. those, in public office cannot afford to refuse the increases if they care to stay. in publiC:, - The more .persons :.who: ..ican:-,be placed on the public payroll, the-.larg er the civil service vote and the i stronger this organization becomes politically. POLITICAL GOSSIP Gubernatorial politics are coming out of the doldrums, into which it was cast following the Wenatchee' convention. Warren H. Lewis, chairman of the King county Republican centrol com- mittee, has resigned to handle the governorship of Edward Clifford, state director of labor and industry. Clifford will retire from office July 1st. His campaign headquarters has been opened in Seattle. Director Edward L. French has placed his resignation in the hands of the governor to be accepted at his convenience. French stated in his resignation he desired to run for governor. He has been tied up on the foot and mouth disease epidemic now raging in California. Geo. B. Lamping of Seattle has re- tired as president of the Seattle port commission to run for gevornor. He retains his job as commissioner at $3,000 a year, however. Mayor Edwin J. Brown of Seattle denies that he said in Spokane he would not be a candidr.te for govern- or. Instead he asserts he will make an announcement when he returns from New York where he will attend the Democratic national convention. Brown wants to see who the Demo- crats pick as standard bearer before he declares future actions. Col. Roland H. Hartley is optimist- ically picking his way through the state, confident that when enough candidates get in the field he will have a toe hold which will land him in first place. And Thomas P. Revelle is rapidly organizing ci*abs throughout the state to aid his own candidacy, for the G. O. P. nomination for governor.' During the last week Peter Iver- son of Paulsbo twice, once at Olym- pia a.nd again at Vancouver found it necessary to publicly say he was still a candidate for governor on the Re- publican ticket and intended to make a fight for the nomination. i One tate senator, Harve H. Phipps, dropped a bomb in several gubernatorial camps when it seeped out of. Spokane last week that he would file for the Republican nomina- tion for governor. Lamping, Clifford and Revelle will all be hard hit if he throws his hat into the ring. Phipps will run strong on the. eastside. The present members of congress from this state are all facing nasty fights for renomination. Congress throughout the nation is pretty badly discredited, and the reports from this state are no different from those from other sections of the nation. Itis safe prediction at this time that t fully fifty per cent of the present members of congress will retire from public life March 4, 1925, and this applies equally to Republicans, Demo- crats, near Republicans and near Democratas. Proponents of initiative measures are speeding up the work of obtain- ing the required 40,000 signatures for each proposed bill. Geo. Christensen, Democratic na- tional committeeman and banker at Stevenson, charges that because the l Democrats are attacking the admin- istration code he is 'being punished by having the state funds on deposit in his bank withdrawn. t Will E. Humphrey of Seattle, re- Lurning from Washington, D. C., pre- dicts that Frank O. Lowden of Chi- cago will be selected as a running mate for Calvin Coolidge. The Farmer Labor delegate to the party convention in St. Paul, June 17, will work for the nomination of Robert M. LaFollette for president and Senator Burton K. Wheeler of MonLana for vice president on their ticket. Wheeler is a Democrat and the members of that party from this state are also looking towards him as their choice for the vice presi- dency. Preston M. Troy of Olympia has not yet decided whether he will be a candidate for governor on the Democratic ticket or not. Judge Stephen J. Chadwick is in the same boat. Jimmie K. Browne. i i! i!:i ':! : !: :! / Such popularity must be deserved ADIO--sweeping the coun* try.-dai [y gains new devotees by thousa s. Chest erfield--matchingRadlo;s swift rise--ls gaining thousands of new smokers every day. Such popularity is nev an accident, It can't just happen--lt must be deserved. Chesterfield has come up fast because men know, by Chester* field's better taste, that here is real superiority--of tobaccos and blendl Chesterfield t Copyright 19, l.ett & MVen Tob=eo Co. CIGARETTES