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THE&apos;00 MONROE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 1923 TWENTY-NINTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON -- FIIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1927 Number 22 4" , PACIFIC FAIR MONROE GRANGEGUESTSOF NORTH THE GARDEN CITY GRANGE IN SNOHOMISH ON MONDAY Twenty-five members of the Mon- OPENING roe grange were guests of the Garden For City grange i.n Snohomish on Monday evening, taking with them the county travelling gavel. Monroe grange now has a membership of 203, the largest --'---'-" membership in the county. Hernan .... a 11 o^, ^- Si Event ISeffen' director of the fire relief as- rge t vb LL  t sociation for this district, reported Next Week. Running aldlthat there is over ten millions of dol- H .......... I lars now i.n force in the grange insur- ax21ess laces Nlll Jffrovl(le ance in the state and that all losses --" - f Ex itement are paid promptly, while the federal rleny o "c . reserve bank at Spokane rates the grange, insurance equal to any. " I Refreshments were served; after The stage is set for the North Paci- i which songs and games were indulged tic fair which will be held at the in until a late hour. Silver lake show grounds next week. A crew of twenty men has been busy for the last three weeks in the work of preparing the race track, building new stables for the harness horses, leveling off the ground for the automobile show, cleaning up the exhibit buildings, and a number of other things that are necessary prep- arations for the fair. Experimenting With Roads. In an effort to have a dustless fair this year a crew of men are experi- menting with a number of prepara- tions to minimize the dust on the road to the grounds• One of these "dust-elimhaators" will be put to use in the grounds a few days previous to opening day. Track in Good Shape. A four-inch coating" of black loam has been placed on the standard half- mile track. This treatment places it on a par with any track in the north- west, according to racing officials, who, also predict that many of last year records will be shattered be- cause of the better cc.ndi'tion of the course. The loam coating has been roiled into a hard surface by means of a large log-roller. Many of Snohomish and King county's manufacturers and whole- salers have started on the construc- tion of special exhibit booths, while a few are painting and decorating their display locations. Grange and community exhibit commi.ttees are beginning tbjeir preparations for the community exhibit special, for which the Everett Chamber of Commerce and the North Pacific fair have pro- vided $400 as cash premiums. With a total of 150 entries in the racing events for the Noxth Pacifm fair, which will be held at the Silver lake show grounds next week, Jack Healy, vice-president and in charge of the racing program is satisfied that the running and harness races will provide plenty of excitement for this year's fair visitors. The roses will come from seven states, Mon- tana, Oregon, California, Colorado North Dakota, Utah, Washington and one Canadian province, British Co- lumbia. The racing program will consist of two harness races and two runniag races each day, with three heats daily in each of the harness races. On the last two days of the fair there will be free-for-all trot races, and pace • ' n events. Charmt races, boys po y races, Roman riding, running and jumping will make up the balance of tle racing events. There are eighteen entries in the 2:24 pace, twelve in the 2:14 trot, seven in the 2:24 trot, eight in the Journal Futurity, for two-year olds of mixed gaits, eighteen in the 2:13 pace, sixteen in the 2:18 pace, eight in the free-for-all trot, eleven in the 2:18 tro,t, and fourteen in the free- for-all pace. Six Everett owned horses will compete in the harness races and two in the running races. Fi've thousand dollars in prize-money will be distributed during the meet. The large entry list in the harness races has made it necessary to alter one of the old buildings on the fair grounds to provide stables for abo,ut 75 additional horses. MOVE INTO NEW HOME Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hagedorn and Dr.  1Y[rs. Robert have moved into the new H'agedorn residence on Ferry street. This new home is of Hage- dorn construction. The exterior is finished with concrete blocks manu- factured in Monroe by lKr. Hagedorn. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans have rented the Hagedorn hotel and moved in last Saturday. FIRE AT WALLACE FALLS CAMP Fire broke out in the loggI-off aea near tke main camp o the Wal- lace Falls Logging company Sunday. All the crews' of the camp have been fighting fire day and night. No tim- bar was destroyed and Thursday  morning it was reported to be under control. The orgin of the fire is not known. Two years ago this company had a heavy fire loss in timber. MONROE LOGGING COMPANY WILL MOVE CAMP The Monroe Loggiag company will move their logging camp from its present location to Lake Chaplain. This new camp site will be, when the county builds the proposed road, easily accessible to Monroe and shcmld give the Monroe merchants a better chance to get this business. This new camp site wSll be permanent, says Joe Irv- ing, ge,nerul manager of the company. BREAK INTO GARAGE Sometime Tuesday night gas AWAKENED INTEREST Since the daring flights by Ameri- can aviators in recent times, the world is awakening to the possibili- ties of air navigation and an added interest is noticeable• In this coun- try it is proposed that air ports be built in everylarge city and definite air routes established. Recent information states that the Argentine congress now has under discussion a bill appropriating the sum cf 3,7880,000 pesos (the Argen- tine pesos is worth about 4221 cents United States currency) to further aeronautical activities in that repub-. l'.c. The bill provides for training' schools, airdromes, training machines salaries, etc. The ministry of public works of the Czechoslovakian republic states that in the near future it will receive eight large passenger planes. The planes have been ordered and are designed for passenger traffic cn state lilacs. They are capable of eight passengers and are equipped with two 450-horse power motors of the Lorrain-Dietrich type. INSTALL NEW HEATING PLANT Claude Hallan is installing a new low pressure steam heating plant in the Hallan building• The building has been served with a combination steam and hot air plant. This new steam heating plant will make the Hallan build;rig the most up date business block in Monroe. LAST SUNDAY'S BALL GAME IS DESCRIBED INTEREST SHOWN IN GUESSING CONTEST More than three hundred people I tried their luck ia the guessing con- BY A FAN AS "SO ROTTEN IT WAS ....,,]test staged by Harmon's store. I.|]|lll I Sprau's ice plant froze a Tom-boy UUUl Ib;::i g :uate, i'n: h:. cenTtt e of: 250 s # " placed in the window of Harmcn's BIG FLYING MACHINES WILL BE AT SPOKANE Game Was "Wild and Woolly arid: Hard to Curry," With All the Trimmins' ; It Finally Ended Wfth Monroe on the Long En 20 to 5. Ry Eo H. SWANSON O WONDER the manager and the regular official score- keeper made themeslves scarce on this prticular day. They must have had some intutition as to the outcome. The box score says Mon- roe 20, Hartford five. It is only fair that they should be made to read it, so an attempt will be made to set it down play by play. Each Monroe player took a whirl at i several positions. This is an honest l attempt to, giwe each man what he: has coming in the several positions he played. "Do yu think you'll be able to get it down sr,aight?" ques- t'.oned one: sympathetic player. "Don't forget, I've got tw hits already and don't give me that error Ploutz just made, 'cause me and him changed positions last inning. third. Reardon clouted one down to second, but second wore glasses and he didn't have time to wipe them off. Reardon stole second and went to third on Fahey's single• Ploutz hit to sh,crt and reached first when they decided to pick off Reardon going home. The ball was jugled back and forth for quite a while, and when third coudn't quite make up his mind where to throw, Reardon, walked in. Matson and Malone both. singled. Fox flew out to shca-t. Bickford hit an easy one to the pitcher. It hit him fin the chest and after picking it up and dropping it six times, he looked up and the bases were loaded. He- ley landed on first when they tried to ha'J off Mats on from scoring. Pearsall sacrifi.ced, scoring Malone, and advancing Bickford to third. Reardon was up for the second time this inning and reached first when Hartford's first baseman did ever:f- thing to the ball but pick it up. Fahey singled, again advancing Reardon to third. Ploutz socked it on the nose for three bags, Fa- hey and Reardon. Ploutz scred on Matson's single. Malone followed with a duble but the inning ended when Fox popped out to short. Hartford came to bat with blood in their eyes but went out one two, store at 5 p. m. on Friday and was completely melted at 4:14 p. m. Mon- day. Signs in the window told of the time the ice was placed in the l window; the person who guessed the nearest to the time the ice would be melted would receive the bathing suit. Tickets were dropped into a large Many Aeronautic Celebrities To Wiiess Finish of Great Natic, n-.A Air Derby from New York to the Coast. box placed in front of the store. J. W. Giddings guessed 4:15 p. m., Monday and Ellery Jellison 4:10 p. m. The All of the nation's flying victors of first prize was the Tom-boy bathing[the Atlantic and Pacific oceans are -" econd prize a brick of Sorau'" counted among the aeronautic celebri- famous ice cream• The ice was Iur- ties, federal and state government nished through the T officials, scheduled to occupy the dis- courtesy °fltinguished guests' row of boxes at Sprau's. It took two days to freeze the cake of ice and three days and the Spokane air port as scores of 12 hours for it to melt. PEARSALL AUTO STOLEN Friday afternoon two imnates of the reformatory escaped through the front gate while a gravel truck was passing' through the gate. The guard commercial airplanes speck the sky- line of Spokane in the dashing finish on September 21 of the National Air Derby race from New York, and the Pacific Coast Air Derby race from San Francisco. Upon his recent return to Spokane, on the wall did net see the escaped Major John r. Fan:her, prisoners until they were outside the directo['. f the National Air Derby enclosure. Frank Evans who was in lasociauon, announced the result of the officer's ouarters in the basement l his conference with several govern- of the office. -buildine' heal•in., the .... re 'l n'ent dficials . in Washington, and his ,,r + of the suard's un ave chas . t ab'olue. behef th, Commander m au"t uu with th IRich'rd " Byrd and vctory crew in He had al ost c a _  .... . • - escaped men when they jumped into Lhe fli'ht to Paris, wi.ll be here for the H.E. Peasall Essex sedan, the aviat!on classics. parked before the Park Place grocery "We will have the greatest gather- an: made their get-away. The reform- ing of 'big; men in aviation' that has I hope that this box score is fairly accurate, for I got an awful head- ache trying to ,do my stuff• Let each man check over his own foolishness. Hartford led ,cf by scoring in the fir;st. A bad hop at third followed by a two-bagger by Loth, netted them one run. Monroe's first trip to the bat was not so good. Fahey's grounder to second was fumbled. Center made a sensati.onal running catch of Pl, catz's drive and doubled by throwing Fahey out at second. Matson struck out anti it looked so far as if Monroe had a real bunch to contend with. "Too bad A1 Faussett isn't here to pep us up," muttered a spectator who, NATIONAL FORESTS was alreadytakingitseriously. How- ever, Hartford brought along their prize rooter and he was going strong for one inning. The thix4 inning took receipts SHOW GAIN lentthe heartfrcm thence°Ut of on.him and he was si- Total Forest Receipts from Natienal Forests for Last Fiscal Year Show Increase Over Last Year. The national forests of W'ashing- ton and Oregon showed the largest receipts of any of the eight federal districts, taking in $1,309,173.16 dur-- ing the fiscal year ended June 30, 1927. This was a gain of $195,017.72 over the receipts for that district in the preceding fiscal year, according to the District Forester, Portland, Oregon. The California district was second in total receipts, taking in $1,162,581.38. Sales of timber, permits for graz- ing', and other uses "of all the 160 national forests brought-a total of $5,166,609.39 into the treasury of the federal government during the past fiscal year. The total receipts from the national forests for the last fcal year were an increase of $19,948.37 over the amount received in the preceding fiscal year, and exceeded any previous ?ear, except 1923 and 1924, when the receipts were $5,335,818.13 and $5,- 251,903.11, respectively. The natioaaal forests receipts last year came from the following sources: timber sales, $3,206,832.82; timber settlements, $21,863.93; timber tres- pass, $5,673.02; turpentine sales, $18,- 872.73; grazing fees (cattle and horses) $874,613.82; grazing. (sheep and goats) $647,046.54; grazing tres- pass, $9,295.75; special uses, $277,- 611.53; occupancy trespass, $399,07; water power, $98,749.34; fire trespass, !$5,600.84; property trespass, $50. In sales of national forest timber the cutting is done under'the super- vision of forest officers in such a way that the future timber pro- duction of the area will not be im- paired. Grazing permits on the na- tional forests likewise are issued with a due regard to permanent main- tenance of the forage resources. Under the federal law, 25 per cent of all the gross receipts of the na- tional forests is turned to the states and counties in which these forests are located, to take the place of taxes which might be collected if the lands were in private ownership, government lands being exempt from taxation. These funds are used for schools and roads in the local com- munities. LEGION TO GIVE PAVEMENT DANCE AND AUCTION The Arthur Kincaid post of the American .Legion will give a pave- ment dance and auctin on Saturday, August 20. The dance will be staged on the strip of pavement on Ferry street between the Heintz block and the Purdy .building. Special music has been arranged for, and a prize l<mroe scored twice in the second. Fox connected for a single through second. Bickfordi followed by dropp- ing a fly alongside the score board. Good running would have stretched it into a two-bagger, but the right fielder ran into a dandy bunch of blackberries looking for the ball and by the time he had his fill, Bickford had made it a homer• Bickford pitched himself out of a hole in the thiv&. A single by John- son and a fumble by Ploutz landed men on second and third; Bickford re- tired the side by striking out the next to men witl/ seven pitched balls. lonrde's great killing came in the three, one man succeeding in hitting it to the pitcher. Monr=e's fifth inning was a repe- titi.on of the third. Singles by Her- Icy Fahey and Bickford and a homer by Pearsall, along with a pased bali, four stolen bases and four errors, yielded Monroe seven runs. After this inning Monroe took it easy and each player took a whirl at scme different position the re- mainin innings. Pearsall played five ditferent positions• The outfielders got restless from lack of exercise, and while Fahey and Matson were in deep consultation over something, Poser of Hartford. socked one into the field Fahey and Matson made a snappy get-away from a standina" start, t, fift,een miles in five seconds. Posey staid on first. (continued on page eight) NO COUNCIL MEETING II]UT OFF The Monroe town council did not hold their regular semi-monthlly ses- sion on Wednesday evening. Mayor Camp was in Seattle, Clerk Purdy, Councilmen Streissguth and Hopper were present; Councilman Stretch was out of town. No quoham present J. E. HAAROUND J. E. Hamilton who has been c¢n- l fined to bed in the Monroe General i hospital for the past five months is again able to be about. Mr. Hamili- ton looks fine and takes a sh!ort walk every day. His many friends will be pleased to hear this good news, Old-Timer Advises Youth to Acquire Land in and About City of Monroe ,,rlHE development of this section of the stare'since I my last visit in 1889-90 has been surprisingly won- dmul," said R. A. Caples, veteran newspaperman of Washington, D. C., who visited The Monitor Monday. "I came thro,ugh tlfis particular section with a horse- back party in the spring of 1890, guided by a locater whom we paid to select "for us richly-timbered quarter sections. There was little or no development then. Nine of us went back to Seattle and registered on that number of claims, the locater telling us the number of the township and sec- tions. We later found that our township, if it really existed, would be away out in the Sound, some place east of Port Townsend. "There have been many splendid business towns builded since those days and your Monroe is, to me, one of the most promising and alluring. "How I would dearly like to see Monroe and this sec- tion a quarter of a century from now. I can, with the now dormant resources this section has, vision a paradise of beauty and plenty sufficient to make happy and content a million of people. The young man of today should invest in-la4. A stump claim of today will soon become a pro- ductive field or orchard. ' Too long to wait,' says the mod- era youth. I so thought in the early days when I could have bought a block of present Seattle business property for a month's pay. That too long and lboking backward, appears as yesterday. The Seattle of 1881 had a popu- lation o 4000. "In my opinion, and I have made a more or less in- telligent study of the economical conditions of the country, all that has been done in this section up to nov/has been simply the pioneer gesture. The entire West is but now on the eve of a gigantic development such as the world has tory guards gave chase in another car but failed to catch the convicts. It was reported that the car had: been located near Centralia. H. E. Pear- sell says that he has ncc been notified and that the sheriff's office report no trace of the car as yet. PAINTING CARS IN MONROE R. J. Clhone and George Gebil, of Seattle, are making the J. Leap?r ga- rage headquarters for auto painting in Monroe. These gentlemen will spend some time in Monroe, and any- one desiring informati.on on the cost and quality of the paint job, call this garage, phone 01. COMPLETED The New Schedule Which Is Now Before Department of Public Works, Will Become Effective September First. The completion of the Everett- Marysvill,e cut-off as well as of the Everett-Seattle highway has made possible a reduction in running time of Pacific Northwest Traction com- pany stages between Bellingham and Seattle from four hours and five minutes as at present to three hours and thia-ty minutes, according to an announcement made by George New- ell, manager of the southern division this morning. The new schedule which is now be- ing filed with the Washington depart- ment of public works will become ef- fective September 1 at which time it is hoped the new joint stage and iaaterurban terminal at the corner of Eighth avenue and Stewart street in Seattle will havz been completed, thus adding very materially to the com- fort cf travelers. There will be no change whatever in the number of trips either by stage or interurban and no change in the running times of the later. However, stages leaving Seattle for Everett and Bellingham after September 1 will do so at fifteen minutes after the hour or one half hour later than called for under the present schedule. "The improved tiane is made pos- sible by wider and shorter roads both north and south of Everett. and by the elimination of the sharp curves btween Everett and Marysville,'" said Mr. Newell this morning. FLOOD CONTROL URGED Senator Robinson of Arkansas an- nounced that he would introduce a bill at the next session of congress with provisions for flood control. He also expressed the opinion that an ex- tra session of congress should be called to study this problem and pass the second deficiency bill, which failed ,of passage in the si.xty-ninth congress. In regard to flood control, the sen- ator believes that a federal corpora- tion analogxms to tlm war finance corporation should be created to fake over the general work of rehabilita- tion and to coordinate the activities of existing organizations and to es- tabli, sh permanent measures for flood prevention and control. HEALTHCH-AU---TQUA FOR MONROE Dr. Marcel of Pox£1and will conduct a health chautauqua in M,cnroe start- never before seen. The highways have brought tourists and rich and poor alike, but American manhood and womanhood of the best, having once seen and returned to their eastern homes desire, above all else, to so arrange ever ?;een held west cf the Mississippi river," said Major Fancher. "In- eluded in the group wi.ll be the build- exs of the largest, and most success- ful airplanes and motors as well as the factory engineers." 1 was assured in Washington that Lieutenants ,Lester J. Maitland and Albert Hegenberger, victors of the Pacific ocean, will be detailed to fly in the national air races. Commander Byrd stated he would be here if his polar flight did not interfere, and that .€light is no.t scheduled until about October 15. Clarence D. Chain- berlin, pilot of the New York to Ger- many ship, told me in New York that he would be in Spokane." The Byrd party includes Pilot Bert Acosta. noted Italian flyer, and Bernt Batchen, who is said to be the best all-around aviator in the country. Mr. Batchen is a pilot, navigator, engi- neer and radio specialist. "The interest that Lieutenant" Ne- ville, also a member of the Byrd crew, has in the Spokane events is shown that he requested to be nmde one of the officials to handle the national ai  races," said Major Fancher. Colonel Charles Lindbergh, first to fly the Atlantic, and now on a tour of the UnFced States, is also sched- uled to visit Spokane. "Four of the biggest men on the advisory board of the National Aero- nautic association of the United States have told me that they expect to be here for the races," Major Fancher continued. These include Rear Admiral Wil- liam A. Moffett, chief, bureau of aeronautics; Major General Mason M. Patrick, chief of army aiT corps; Ed- ward P. Warner, assistant secretary of the navy for aeronautics; F. Tru- bee Daviscn, assistant secretary of war for aeronautics; and William P. MacCracken, Jr., assistant secretary of commerce for aeronautics. "But one of the most important people of all, and a flyer at that, will be Thea Rasche, wealthy and noted German woman flyer, who tol:[ me in New York that she ill fly in the National Air Derby race," said Major Fancher with considerable en- thusiasm. "She is a real pilot, a smart woman, and is the first woman to fly in a race across any continent." President Walter Evans of the Na- tional Air Derby association stated that invitat}ons are being etxended to all governors to attend the races. GRANT HAMILTON AT REFORMATORY Grant Mamilton of Seattle, is back on the job at the reformatory. Mr. I-ramilton was one of Charles Fey's construction assistances when the fiTst wing Of the cell block was built. Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton and. daughter Ethel are well known to many Mon- roe people- With Fey, Haav_ilx and O'Connor on the construction staff of the new cell block, the state is as- sured of a first class job. STRETCH ON THE JOB R. J. Stretch, chairman of the sign committee of the Service club, says that he has ordered the material and hired the brick mason to construct the first of the signs to be erected at the entrance to Monroe- These neer pillars will be constructed of brick and give an attractive aPPearance to our town. ADD STOCK OF DRYGOODS W. R. Easton cf Snohomish will soon add a complete line of dry goods to his shoe stock. Bill's many friends in Monroe will be glad to hear of hi success in the business of Sne- homish. He left Monroe three years ago and purched a shoe store in Snohomish which business he has con- ing Friday, August 12 and continue ducted since that time. for ten day. This chautaqua is con- ducte,ct in a tent, and features a troupe !ATTEND MERCHANTS of minstrel and vaudeville entertain- CONVENTION ors. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Barlow and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Streissuth attended SERVICE CLUB TURNOUT SMALI, the merchants convention in Seattle thieves broke the lock on the Monroe will be given away every hour. The Laundry garage and stole gasoline]pavement will be treated to hosing and some small articles. The job look- I and waxed for the dance. Tne pro- ed li, ke the work of young boys. Thin. " ]ceeds from this. dance,, will go into the. kind of petty theivery has been going [ "On to Parm Fund and. the pubhc on for some time and if these boys I generally should buy tCKes. A large keep on with their petty stealing[crowd is expected from Everett, Sno- they will land in the state reform-] homish, Sultan, Gold Bar and other tory. t towns as to settle in the West where opportunity is so vast and great and the climate so alluring. "Young man, buy land in and about Monroe and you will have no cause to worry for he future. Within a de- cade, a short time to look back upon, you will be financially independent ' '. The weekly luncheon of the Service club held Friday noon at the Savoy eafe was small. N o business hess of importance was discussed. The business men should try to keep up the attendance during the balance of the summer. Remember the next meetiag will be Friday noon, August 12, at the Savoy care. Tuesday. Pete Sjostrom went down Tuesday mornhag returning that eve- ning. This convention is conducted by the wholesale houses cf Seattle and for the st few years has been an' annual affair. Snoqualmie-- Meadowbrcok cannery opens season on heavy bean crop.