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Page Four, Monitor, Monroe, Wn., July 27, 1972 R. W. "Bobby" Smith, presently Associate Steward at Longacres, has held almost every official position at a Thoroughbred track that it is possible to hold. He's probably forgotten more about racing than most of us learn in a lifetime. He is the first and only Racing Secretary who has worked at Yakima Meadows, having been there 11 years in that position. He has been a jockey, a groom, an announcer, a pre- siding steward and many others. You name it and he's held the job at one time or another. It all began in 1935 when Bobby worked as a "hot walker" at Longacres and he took it from there. He rode orgy four years before he lost the battle of the scales. He~ couldn't keep his weight down to his regular 100 pounds. He has ridden all over the United States, Including the East Coast, Florida and Calif- ornia. At one time he was a contract rider ;[or the late William E. Boeing, St. He later rode horses from the Wahoo Stable for Bill Boeing, Jr. Bobby was born and lived at Rainier Beach, just a few furlongs from Longacres. He grad- uated from Franklin High School. The racing circuit no longer holds any at- traction for Bobby. He works at Yakima and Longacres. The rest of the time he golfs and skis. After almost 40 years he has grounded himself and is content to stay put. He is held in high esteem by his fellow Work- ers. Melvin "Bones" LaBoyne, presently As- sociate Steward at Longacres and well experienced in Thoroughbred racing says, "Bobby can do anything at a track- he's done it all and he knows his business." We guess he's in the expert class. His expertise seems to help with the whole thing. SUNDAY, July 30th. Twenty-second renewal of the Washington Stallion Stakes. Progeny of stallions standing in Washington in 1969. Stal- lions had to be nominated in 1969 and the two- year olds in 1972, for $10,000 added at five and a half furlongs. Two divisions in '71 with Joe Raze up on Imnofool and Lino Burgos on Pomp and Power the winners. Both at 118 pounds. It could and probably will be run in two divi- sions in 1972. _New' Arrivals Mr, and Mrs. Earl M~berry=of 127 North Bl, akely,, ~ Monroe, be- came the parents of a baby girl born July 18 at Valley General Hospital. The baby, named Lisa Dawn, weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. ; Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Javter of Sultan be- came the parents "df a baby boy, born July 10 at Valley General Hos- pital. The baby, named Paul David, weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. MONROE AUTO PARTS offers a 'Complete Line of Auto Parts 115 1/2 W. Main .. 79.4-650o SHARPENING Reel & Rotary Mowers Hand & Circle Saws ' Briggs & Stratton Lawson Parts SerVice : EASTMAN 494 W. Columbia 794.8296 Shopping Center Barber Shop Monroe. Shopping Center - Union Shop where lives depend on equipment or .Each of a National Park's back- emergency food supplies are dis- tressing to all who hike, fish, climb or paddle in w~derness areas. Two recent occurrences have come to my attention. Rescue In Olympic National Park Superintendent Roger W. Allin of Olympic National Park informed me that a recent rescue fortunately turned out successfully for a 16 year- old Seattle girl. The young lady was suffering from a severe infection and was unable to walk out of the Mary's Falls area on the Elwha River Trail. A park ranger and two fire control aides packed the victim in a litter to the Elkhorn Guard Station, aback country patrol cabin containing food and supplies for such emergencies. From the Guard Station, the Coast Guard airlifted the girl out to Olympic Memorial Hospital. At the time of rescue it was a touch and go operation as a heavy fog threat- ened to settle in the area which would have made a helicopter rescue impossible. If this had happened the girl would have had to either be packed l2 more miles out to the roadhead or have spent the night at Elkhorn Guard Sta- tion waiting for more favorable weather. When the rescue team and victim arrived at the remote Guard Station the door to the cabin was found broken Open and all emergency food stolen. If the group had needed to depend on the food normally stored in this ings Monroe Men's Softball League Stand These are the standings for the Monroe Men's Softball Association as of last week. \ W L Sea-First J aycees General Store Paradise : :: Keg-N-Cue Eagles Jerry's Iron Works 9 5 Trans-Sales 9 10 Sunset 6 10 Roeslers 5 12 Hansons5 11 Mennonites 2 14 McKees 1 16 15 2 13 .... 2 "ll 'country ranger stations and their supplies of emergency foods and equipment can mean the difference between life and death for a park visitor. Perhaps you, dear reader, or someone you know. Be sure to spread the word: stealing in the back country is not funny. Theft At Ingalls Pass The second occurrence reported to me is as distressing as the first, but perhaps more so. It occurred at Ingalls Pass, apop- ular campspot for rugged back- packers or for climbers planning to tackle Mount Stuart. No horsemen, no fishers, no snow- mobilers, or motorized vehicles ever reach this spot. In other words the theft must have been made'by one of "us" - by a self-powered traveler into the back- country - by someone who ostensibly seeks quiet, peace, beauty away from the evils of civilization, just like others who read this column. The report comes to me from my backpacking buddies Judy and Jim Barlup. They wrote: "We have been observers of an un- fortunate - and what could have been disastrous event. On July 1st, we were camped on the snow at Ingall's Pass. At about 9 p.m, two back- packers camped nearby entered their tent and found that their sleep- ing bags had been stolen! "It was too late to hike out so other members of the party cameto their aid. The two backpackers squeezed into one sleeping bag. The person who lent it to them crowded in with two who had sleeping bags which could be zipped together to make a double bag. Uncomfortable for all but necessary at the freezing temperatures of 6000-foot Ingalls Pass. The Barlups' report concluded: "The material loss and the tneon- venience were relatively unim- portant, What IS Significant is that if there had been no one there to share sleeping bags and if the weather conditions had been severe, .... the: loss; 'could have i~en tragm. . Let us hope that such manifesta- tions of society's decay as these thefts are not a permanent part of the wild outdoors. All backcountry visitors must recognize that stealing has no place in the outdoor fraternity. New Priest Ordained Ordained to the priesthood last Tues- day was Rev. Homer H. Smith, director of t h e Episcopal Church's Huston Cen- ter, currently under construction n e a r Gold Bar. Officiating at the ordination at St. John' s Church in Snohomish, was Rt. Rev. Iv, ol I. Curtis, Bishop of Olympia. Father Smith, during the past year as a deacon, has been as- sisting at the Snohom- ish parish and at the Church of Our Savior in Monroe, in addition Valley Business Directory Dan's Auto Center New, Used Cars Hwy 2 &Lewis g4,8778 Bill's. Custom Painting INSIDE & 0 U'I'SIDE Phone 7932053 O.K. Electrk Wiring, Heating Atr Conditioning. " 112 N. Lewis 794-6133 PETRISOR'S " TIRE SERVICE Complete Tire Serv.: New, used & recaps E. Main 794--7105 MONROE REALTY IrAJRMII PIOMII - ACIqlr.AGIE: 103 West Main G&t. BODY SHOP GLASS WORK AUTO BODY, PA~T ]1' 1/2 S. Lewib 794-8158 Bowling Center, Sign Up Now ' For Spring Leagues Highway 2 794-7473 SHOP SEARS to his duties at the new conference and camping center. Making the ordina, tion a family affair was the new priest's son, Douglas Smith of Bellevue, who acted as chaplain to Bishop Curtis. Now Open The Trading Barr 2nd Hand Store . Buy-Sel I-Trade-Consign Welcome Lay-a-ways New & Used Goods 908 I/2 First Street Snohomish Hours: :10-6 Monday-Saturday :GORDON SOMA i INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance .o..~?w%.w.,N'%~C'N...."' ~ PHONE= 7114-117Eli SEWING MACHNES " New Viking - World's Only Non Oiling Ma~:hine Sa les-Repa i rs- Renta Is Vikinq Sewing Center ~2709 Wetm0re, Eyerett 259-2930 McKee's Stationery 1104-1st Street Snohomlsh, WA. 98290 568-4493 Hours: 9:30 - 5:30 : HARRY'S. SEPTIC TANK SERVICE~ Call CoLlect wz s-4092 P.O. Box $ Sultan: Monroe Cleaners Home Owned , Home Operated 112 W. Main St. 794-8441 Collins Cares Folks! You can really cool it this summer in your car with ice and wet towels - or have Collins Chevrolet intall factory type air-conditioning. FOR ONLY $29999 Prices Effective Thru August 1, 1972 Collins Chevrolet 806 W. Main Monroe 794-7600 RED BARN Homo. Gallon 86 2% Gal Ion 830 Skim Milk . Qt.. 21~ Buttermilk . Qt.. 21 Half & Half . Pt..27 Whip Cream... 1/2 Pint ..... 25~ Cottage Cheese . . . Pint ........ 30? EG6S X-Large 47 oo=. Sunkist' , .... .... Orange: :Juice'i;brink In Bags 2 to Bag 49 Orange Drink Aide 3~ We Have 'BARN' Good Milk *$$ Washington's official song, "Washington My Home," was written by Helen Davis of South Bend. Hours: " Man-sat. 9: 30- 6:30 Hill & Ferry Monroe 794-7829 At LET US HELP YOU "PACK" Some Extra Money For Your Vacations. Monroe's Branch of Seattle First National Bank We Specialize In Loans For: Mobile Homes Recreational Vehicles Boats Trailers Camping Equipment So, Before You Go Off To Look At America, Come In And SEA US FIRST. @ MONROE BRANCH SEATTLE'FIRST Ilia TIONA L BA NP; MEMBER F.D.I.C.. Main & Blakely 794-7148 we Also Have Travelers Checks. (