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THE MON.ROE MONITOR Consolidated With The Monroe Independent January 5, 1923 FORTIETH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON p FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1938 NUMBER 21 /r Community Fair Dates September 9-10 Are rlxet Candidates For Queen Sought; Parade Floats Must Be Arrang- ed For Early As Possible Plans for holding the second annual Monroe Community Fair September 9 and 10, are progressing nicely and following a meeting Tuesday evening, indications are that complete plans will be worked out by August 11, when a general invitation will be extended to committee apiointees, and grange members of the four granges particip- stating, to attend a pep meeting. Later the same month, on .the 25th, the final general meeting of the various com- mittees will be held. The first attention must be given the selection of a queen from one of the four localities, Dues/l, Tualco, Roosevelt and Monroe. A special meet- ing will be held Thursday, July 28, in the agricultural bflilding t the high school. The four candidates for queen are being selected by four local com- mittees and will be present Thursday to receive their tickets. Since the queen will be selected at a dance held on August 27, it is necessary that can- didates get busy at once. One of last year's features was the parade held preceding the first open- ing night. The floats were exception- ally good and showed much work and ingenuity. This year the Rainbow Girls are expected to enter their prize win- ning float that took first honors at the l state convention held in Wenatchee. In order that the  committee may have a fairly accurate line on what firms and individuals will enter floats, those interested are urged to contact: Ewalt Schrag, chairman of the com- mittee, as soon as possible. The location of the fair has not been decided upon as yet. Definite selection 0f the building will.be made within the next few weeks. STOVER CHEVROLET CO. BOUGHT BY SEATTLE MEN D. L. Moellring and Ray Goble, both af ,7ttle, annouac Wedn4y the acquirement of the Stover Chevrolet company from Verne Stover. Hence- forth the firm will be known as the Monroe Chevrolet company. Both Mr. Moellring  Mr. Goble are exper- ien.ced mechanics with several years in city shops as well as in some of the smaller repair units. They will be equipped to give complete repair serv- ice and will also be prepared to do body painting. Chevrolet service will be specialized in. Both have passed the General Motors mechanics' test and have approved ratings. "Both Mr. Moellring and Mr. Goble expressed confidence in the future of the community and said they were highly gratified to find such a splen- did opportunity thruout the valley. SKYKOMISH YOUTH WILL RUN FOR REPRESENTATIVE J. G. Henry, jr. of Skykomish an- nounced his candidacy for the state House of Representatives, 31st dis- trict, on the democratic ticket. Al- though living in he far eastern end of the district and away from the major- ity of the people, the previous attempt to send a legislator from that district to Olympia met with success. Payson Peterson, several times unsuccessful in his efforts to be elected to congress from this district, got elected while living in Alpine. Henry's district takes in Duvall, Fall City, North Bend and ! Renton. It is believed Henry has a good chance for nomination and elec- tion as he has been active in party: circles and is quit6 well known among: King county precinct workers. His el- ection would be a boost for Stevens Pass highway. Electric stove economies include the using of the oven to capacity when- ever it is used at all, rather than baking just one dish at a time. Also, all units should be switched off before the end of the cooking process, and kettles and pans with flat bottoms and sides which fit the surface units should be used. I omrnissien Washington is the home of the "gamest" lake trout. The Beardsley is exclusive to the cobalt-blue waters of Lake" Crescent on the Olympic Penin- sula. Sportsmen come from all over the country to fish for this fighting specie. 'NOTICE OF PEA MOTH QUARANTINE .NO. 23 Growers of peas, sweet peas and vetch in that part of Snoho- mish County lying north of the sottth line of Township 30 N. (vicinity of Marysville north) are located within the pea moth infested area. The State Quarantine requires all peas and vetch grown within the infested area shall be har- vested, ensilaged, or destroyed prior to the time when the pea moth larvae begins to emerge from the host pods. This also includes peas and vetch when planted with oats or some other crop that is not pro- cessed before the pea moth em- erges. Growers located in districts where the pea moth has not been found or reported should be on constant watch for it and infes- tations reported at once. It it important that the grow- ers and canners cooperate with the quarantine regulations as your future pea industry depends upon the control of this insect. T. A. KNOBLAUCH, Horticultural Inspector, Court House, Everett, Wash. Organized Units Endorse Special " Deer Season To Open October 2; Closes On 23rd From close perusal of 1938 hunting seasons set by the State Game Com- mission, thousands of Washington nim- rods are determining vacation days that will coincide with open shooting dates on their favorite quarry. Features of the fall shooting sched- ule are numerous. The deer season curtain lifts Octob- er 2 and drops October 23. One buck with branch antlers is the bag limit again, except on Whidby Island, where all deer may be hunted. For the first time in several years Yakima county will be closed to both deer and bear hunting. Big game hunt- ing in Yakima will be confifled to elk shooting. The State Game Commission wishes to build up the deer populatitn in this county, and wants a sizeable number of elk taken in areas where the biggest of the state's big game have neared the stage of being too plentiful. Other counties closed to deer hunting due either to lack or scarcity of these animals are Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Lincoln and Whitman, and also Bainbridge Island in Kit-sap county. Twelve days, from October 26 tlaul ! November 6, are set aside for elk hunt ing in Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Wai- ls Walls, Kittitas and Yakima coun- ties, including the Rattlesnake game reserve, and in that part of Jefferson county lying west of the summit of the Bogachiel river watershed. Levy For School ooo bull with branch antlers is the regular bag limit, but exceptions per- "We, the undersigned, believe that it is to the best interests of this com- munity to secure a Junior High School while it can be done at a very small cost to ,'this community. At the present time it is possible to secure a gift of $105,000, none of which will ever have to be repaid except as. in general all grants will have to be paid by future :axes. However, it must be remember- ed that future generations will have to pay back all funds spet by the gov- ernment and that they would have just ca*:se to criticize u if we do not secure for them at this time a build: ing which will take care of their needs. "At an expenditure of only $18,000 oral millage this building will be com- pletely equipped. The present high chool and grade school are filled to capacity. "We believe in the future of Monroe and we believe that undoubtedly ad- ditional school rooms will have to be provided before many years. We be- lieve the Junior high school is the best possible solution for providing a mod- ern education for adolescent youth. "Remember that you will only be as- sessed approximately 10 mills on your valuation for one year. You will have no future interest or principal to pay. We believe you should vote and get your neighbor to vote for the Monroe Union Junior High School." COMMERCIAL CLUB, AMERICAN LEGION, GRANGE, P.-T. A., ADVANCE CLUB, KIWANIS CLUB, KIWANIS LADIES CLUB, RESEARCH CLUB, THREE R CLUB, AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY. JUDGE CARD FILES FOR SUPREME COURT Judge Ernest M. Card of Tacoma, for twenty-eight years on the Superior Court bench of Pierce County, has field for State Supreme Court Justice and soon will visit here, he said last night. He is a candidate for position No. 3, left vacant by the retirement of Justice O. R. Holcomb. Judge Card is well known through- out this state where he has held court in many counties. He has lived in Ta- coma since 1889; was graduated from Tacoma High school, Stanford Univer- sity and Cornell law school. In 1910 he was elected Pierde County Superior Court Judge, and since then has serv- ed continuously, being reelected sev- eral times without opposition. He is married and has a son and daughter, both graduated from the University of Washington. GAME OFFICIALS AT BIG 4 FOR ANNUAL MEETING Members of the State Game Com- mission, and all protectors gathered at Big Four Inn, on the South Fork of the Stillaguamish the early part of last week for a two-day school of in- struction. Problems were discussed, and experts in various departments of game management, demonstrated and expounded theories. A good ripe cantaloup will be a slight golden yellow in color under- neath the netting on the mellon. If it isn't ripe enough this color will be green or ounary yellow. If it's overripe, the color will be a faded yello. mit .the hunting of spike bulls in west- ern Jefferson and the Bogachiel water- shed in Cla]lam, and in Kittitas and Yakima counties, including the Rattle- snake game reserve. Specified areas in Yakima, Columbia and Garfield count- ies are open to hunting of all elk. In these excepted areas the bag limit is one elk. "Jump dates" are in order again for upland bird seasons, which are uni- form over the sate. Blue grouse may be bagged on September 18, 19 and 20 and October 2, 3 and 4. The daily bag limit is two birds, and the possessioo llmlt the s. " Chinese pheasants, Hungarian part- ridges and quail may be hunted Octob- er 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 and November 5, 6, 12 and 13. The daily bag limit on "chinks" is three birds but not to ex- Filings Open For Candidates Show More Democrats With Friday get-away day for hun- dreds of national, state, county and local offices a number of filings of in- terest for county jobs have already been made with County Auditor Verne Seivers. Locally two candidacies have been declared. That of Harry T. Bennett for the republican nomination, and A1 Murray, democratic, both for county commissionership in this, .the third dis- trit. Two other candidates are Maurice C. Reardon, seeking reelection for as- sessor on the democratic ticket, and William Mere, rounding out his second term as commissioner, who also asks nomination on the same ticket. Frank Ashe will again seek nomina- tion in district No. 1. Charles Glover, incumbent, is a holdover. Sheriff W. E. Faulkner is eliminated by reason of having served the maximum term. To dte only William O. Dolsen, Sno- homish, has indicated he will seek one of the two legislative posts in this the 39th district. Senator Keiron W. Rear- don is a holdover. All present county office holders will be candidates. They include Auditor Seivers, Clerk George Dubuque, Treas- urer S. Stumfall, School Superintend- ent C. C. Carpenter, Attorney A. W. Swanson. Living up ,to predicted forecasts the democratic ticket is getting by far the larger list of filings. Republicans gen- erally were able to winnow out a list of possible candidates and thus insure less costly and bitter primary cam- paigns. With the exception of one or two county jobs where nominations must be secured from the whole coun- ty as opposed to the situation which prevails in commissioner district, there is expected to be at least two candidat- es for each office on the republican tickoL The office of clerk, now held by George Dubuque, is likely to go un- contested for, since he is given an in- side track regardless of the opposition. N. H. Thedinga Is Dead At 91 Years Nicholas H. Thedinga, 91, father of reed one hen and the possession limit Fred W. Thedinga of Monroe, and one ........ u not to exceed two hens i of the state's oldest hardware merch- IS SIX lru u Five birds is both the daily bag and ants, died peacefully early Wednesday possession limit on "hurts" and quail at his home in Seattle. Although he The daily mixed bag limit is eight lhad lived in Seattle for the past see- birds, and the mixed possession limit eral years, Monroe was his home as i ls twelve birds ] early as 1906, when with his son, Fred, Daily shooting hours on upland birds they opened the present firm here. The are from 7 a. m. to 4 p.m. greater portion of the intervening Eastern Washington counties open to bear hunting have an October 2-23 sea- son. In Klickitat county west of White Salmon river and in nineteen other west side counties bruins will be legal targets from October 2 through Dee- ember 31. Bag limit: one bear. There's a small section of Okanogan county, the Eight Mile game reserve, set aside for hunting branch antlered deer With bows and arrows only. Long- bow hunters requested it and the Game Commission acquiesced. It's novel here, but not in some other states. MT. Sl LADIES PROVE COOLEST UNDER HEAT One of the ladies said "it was too hot and stick to play golf anyway." And if the weather at North Bend Wednes- day was as "refreshing" as it was here we agree that it was no day to play golf and certainly a day on which no one should feel discouraged at the re- sult of any match. The truth is the ladies of the Monroe golfing team suf- fered a bad day as guests of the ladies of the Mt. Si. course at North Bend. To make matters worse several of the local golfers were slated to start play in the county championship matches on Thursday. Their worries were re- alized, for Thursady was also another scorcher. But one bit of satisfaction came out of the North Bend visit. Mrs. Catherine Hays won a golf bail on the nine hidden holes. But here is the out- come. Neth .................. 1 Schrag .............. 1 Douglas ............ 0 Young ................ 0 Hayes ................ 21 Campbell .......... 0 Skillen .............. 0 Crow ................. 1 Zebell, T ........... 0 Hess .................. 0 Zaremba ............ 0 Currie ................ z/ Zebell, A ........... 0 ............ Bellinger 2 .............. Snyder 2 ............ Tennant 3 .......... Steneson 3 .................. Lord 1/ .............. Bratlie 3 ........ Wisenbach 3 ............ Johnson 2 ............ Jackson 3 .................. Wahl 3 ......... Vinnedge  ................ Haney .................... Rud 3 33 years were spent here in active busi- ness. He was probably as well known the tate over in the retail hardware field as any other individual. He came to eattle in 1889 and started in business. He was already well established when the great Alaska gold rush came in 1898. His active career in the hard- ware business dated back to 1867 to Dubuque, Iowa, his native state. He was the oldest of twelve child- ren, six of whom survive, one brother and five sisters. He had been a widow- er for the past three years. In addition to his son here, he issurvived by a daughter, Miss Bda Thedinga, Seattle, with whom he made his home of re- cent years; Mrs. Floyd Allen of Port- land, Oregon; Henry H. Thedinga, Se- attle. Four grandchildren in Portland also survive. Funeral services will be I held at the Bonney-Watson funeral home, Seattle, at 3 p. m. Friday. Deceased was a member of Woodman of the World since 1894 and was bank- er of that lodge for the past 25 years. Because of advanced years his health had failed of recent months. But up until a short time before his death he was observant of all tha went on around him and was as in- terested in current happenings as if he was just beginning rather than near- ing the end of almost a century of active living. For nearly fifty years he had been a figure in the business world in the northwest, earning a fine reputation for industry and fair dealing. Possessed of an unusually active and penetrating mind, his span of years had covered the complete trans- itition of America from an agricultural to an industrial nation. His only re- gret, as he expressed it to his son, Fred, was that he could not witness the marvelous changes that he felt sure were to be as startling as those BE CAREFUL With forest and grass as dry as tinder and the consequent danger of fire on every hand, young and old alike are asked to observe ordinary common sense precaution in every operation that might cause fire. A number of fires have been caused by careless berry pick- ers who insist upon smoking while in the hills. Other fires have been started by motorists who persist in throwing lighted cigarettes into dry grass along the road. Jus ordinary precaution will prevent such fires and avert loss. Conditions for starting fires are the worst in many years and the number of fires indicates almost complete disregard for simple rules that must be observed if the loss is to be "cut down. HELP WANTED NEEDED -- 1,000 hop-pickers. Work will begin about August 25th. Preferences will be given to fanfi]y groups. Transportation from central points and quarters furnished. W'ages 2c pgund. The work will last approximately one month. Persons inter'hsted in- quire at the Washington State Employment Service in the Cas- cadian Apartment Hotel Build- ing, corner of Lombard & Hew- itt Avenues, Everett, Washing- ton. A. S. Peake, District Mgr., Washington State Employment Service, Everett, Washington. P.W.A. Funds For Three Other New County Schools Snohomish County believes in ade- quate schools, if $292,090 in 1938 Pub- lic Works Administration grants for school projects is any indication. Speeding the new public works pro- gram on its way to reduce unemploy- 00;l)ecial Election b.I "1 ()aiuraay Decides Fate 0| Junior Hi Citizens Urged To Vote Whether Favorable Or Otherwise; Last Chance To Get Outside AM If Monroe and the outlying commun- iies are to have a new schoolhouse that will be a C.O.D. building when oc- cupied on opening date they will have to go to the polls to the number of not less than 639 and give a three- fifths endorsement to a special one- year levy of approximately $18,200.00. Voting will be in Tualco, Wagner, Roosevelt an$ Monroe schools from 1 o'clock to 8 o'clock p. m. Vo,ting ma- chines will not be used. Two proposi- tions will come before the voers. One is the authority to purchase property on West Main street and the other o authorize construction and equipmert of a junior high school. Special committees have been we:k- ing the past ten days apprising vot- ers of the forthcoming election and urging them to support the special levy. If carried the district's contribution would amount to just a little less than $29,000.00. To this sum would be add- ment and to increase purchasing power, led a personal gif of $30,000.00; stale the Public Works Administration has grant of $15,000.00 and a federal grant g $ llf $60 34000 from WPA sources. In ranted 292,090 to four non-Federa ..... projects costing $649,091 and one Fed-[al! the bu!lding :-ould cost,, toglthtl: 1 l h w ih locatmn anu eqmpment a erai project all schoo s, in Snohom's " County, it was announced today by the more than $134,000.00. National Emergency Council at Seat-I, It would be used to house chfldrey. tie " from the sevenm, eighth ann ninth The Federal project calls for the ex- penditure of $25,000 to construct day- school facilities at the Tulalip indian Reservation, while non-Federal pro- iects with the amount of the P.W.A. grant and total cost are as follows: Project Gra,nt Cost Everett Schools .......... $175,000....$390,000 Sultan School ............ 29,000 .... 65,000 East Stanwood School Addition ........ 27,000 .... 60,000 Monroe School .......... 60,340 .... 134,091 The report alo shows that 58 non- Federal and 10 Federal projects in the State of Washington have been approv- ed for an aggregate of $24,489,479 in Public Works Administration grants. Of this amount non-Federal projects have received $7,930,079. The Grand Coulee Dam, a Federal project, received $13,005,000, the larg- est single grant in the state. IAVAL FLYERS CRASH AFTER FLIGHT TO VALLEY Occupants of one of two U. S. Navy )lanes that flew over Monroe about o'clock Monday morning died a few minutes later when the pontoon equip- ped plane crashed into a power line four miles below Snohomish and )lunged beneath the waters of the Sno- homish river. Aviation Cadet Joseph C. Booth was piloting the plane. He was accompan- ied by J. C. Monti, pharmacist's mate attached to the same ship, U. S. cruiser Louisville, anchored in Elliott Bey, near Seattle. The accident happened a exactly 9:41 o'clock, many local residents re- porting clocks stopping and lights flickering. Booth's body was recovered a few minutes after the crash. Monti's body was brought to the surface when the plane was lifted several hours later by a government dredge. The two flyers had made several circles of the countryside here and were flying extremely low. The great roar of the motors attracted the usual  gaze of the interested. Several who watched the flyers remarked that one of the planes seemed to have a missing engine. At one time it is reported one of the engines almost went "dead." It is believed the pilot was going to land in the Snohomish river to make repairs and that as he came down to level out did not see the heavy copper wire stretched across the river about 100 feet above the sur- face. The plane was torn apart and both flyers were injured. Whether they were electrocuted was not determined but residents in the immediate vic- inity reported a blinding flash of blue [lame as the high-voltage line shorted. Several hundred spectators from Ev- 9rett and Snohomish were on hand a few minutes later, but it was no until afternoon that the submerged plane ! was lifted. It rested in less than 15  feet of water. Ed. Cobb, 19, of Lowell; Jim Barr, 23, South Lowell, and Nick Mulder, i route four, Snohomish, who were near- by swimming, recovered Booth's body. When freshly gathered and just ma- ture enough, sweet corn, peas, lima and snap beans contain a good deal of sugar as well as vitamins. If these veg- etables are left in a warm place after they are picked, the sugar rapidly changes to starch. he had seen develop. Former business associates of Mon- roe as well as many friends join in ex- tending sympathy to members of the family of the deceased. grades from Monroe, Tualco, Wagner and Roosevelt grade schools. Since under the provision of the 40- mill tax limit law only one election to vote millage can be held yearly, the final outcome hinges on Saturday's balloting. P.W.A. funds would likely no be available a year hence and tb.e state has already indicated it will wiih- draw its proffered grant of $15,000.00 unless the issue is decided favorably at this time. The cost to individual taxpayers varies in each case depending upon the amount of one's property assess- merit. But any taxpayer may rbughly determine th( aetdStional cost by add- mg approximately 25 per cent to the present tax statement. For example, if the total taxes new paid amounted to $100.00 the addition, al cost would be approximately $25.00. ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR COMM. 3RD DIST. Harry T. Bennett, 37 years a resi- dent of Monroe and the Tualeo ,.'alley, announces his candidacy for the of- fice of commissioner in the 3rd dis- :rict in the Republican primary elec- tion next September 13th. Prominent in county sportsmen's ac- tivities and in veteran circles, Bennett is expected to draw large nun_bers of supporters to his candidacy fro:n bvth major parties. He is a Monroe b :sness man and is now serving on IL:e city council, after several zears absence from the identical position wl,ieh he now holds. "The county's business is today both complieated, exensive and of neces- sity filled with a nmltitude of very, personal duties. I believe we are com- ing to realize that road building, how- ever importan that may be, is but a small part of he wried duties impos- ed upon a commissioner under the law. "I shall endeaver at all times to give proper emphasis to all of the county's business. It will be my purpose to im- partially and fairly distribute ie pur- chase of all county supplies regardless of their nature. I realize thaz event taxpayer offering either goods or ser- vices is entitled to equal opportunity with every other citizen. Anyone hav- ing business with the county can do pend" upon absolute fairness and im- partiality in any decision I am called upon to make. "Realizing that hundreds of citizens, the well to do as those far less lorlun- ate, call upon the commissioners for consideration of their problems, 1 will keep in mind that while such problem$ (Continued on Page 5)