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NEWSS'IANDS 10c PER COPY FIFTY-NINTH YEAR THE mOnROE moniToR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY. WASHING}ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1958 NUMBER 29 90 m.p.h. Chose Pollution Commission Fails Date District Highway Engineer Says:, , Teenagers In Hot Car Lead Police With Local Group; Swim P0ol Talked Bothell Cutoff Work Stopped, Wild ' West Rd Out East Rt Possible On Ride Thru Monroe, Valley Jomo, o'u, on Control Commission who was to appear heie last Monday, yesler- ~ , o Two Seattle teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, led police officers on 'a wild and woolly pre-dawn chase through Monroe and east on the Stevens Pass Highway early last Monday. Apprehended, the youths were turned over to Snohomish County juvenile authorities infamously endowed with no less than a half a dozen charges of law violation. The Seattle teenagers were " charged with car theft, being but after curfewl reckless driving, f .allure to stop for police officers, and the driver was charged with operating a vehicle without a license, and the passenger was charged, with aiding and abetting Dairy Production the operator. ', According to Monroe Chief of ., Police Charles Hill, this is what County Agent Talks Of Fair, By AI E step The ninth annual E,vergreen State Fair will be underway of- ficially Thursday, August 28. How- ever, many 4-H" members in the county will be entering their ex- hibits on Wednesdey, the 27th. The h appened: Hill and S~ohomish County sheriff's deputy Floyd Poage, out on another police matter, spotted the stolen vehicle in the' vicinity ~ of the Cedergreen receiving sta- tion on Railroad Ave. about 3:40 a.m. Monday. Approaching the day extended Jhls public apologies for not being in attendance at the gathering of the Monroe Planning Commission. Behlke ex- plained that his office had suffered a mix-up in dates and felt ~hat the meeting was to be held August 25. He told the Monitor that he n, ould be here for the commission's next gathering Sep- tember 15, and that he was indeed sorry to have inconvenienced members of that group.---Editor) , Failure of the State Pollution Commission to put in an appearance here last Monday evening put the kabosh on a scheduled Washington State Reformatory sewage disposal talk, but did not stop criticism of the WSR system by Monroe's Planning Cbmmission. Also up for discussion before the planning group was the pos- Hibbard To Fly To School For Guide Dog Study AI Hibbar~l, who several months sibility of constructing a swim- ' ming -pool. adjacent to Woods Creek, east of the Stevens Pass Highway, on property within cor- porate Monroe. Mayor Robert H. Follis had been assured a representative of the Pollution Commis~on. James B. Belflke, would attend the meet- ing to discuss sewage "treatment 4-H horses will not come until Friday becaus~ of space limits., but all other exhibits by .4-H mem- bers will be entered from nine in the morning until nine at night on the 27th. As you visit the Fair be sure and drop around to see the fine exhibits of the 4-H mem- bers. The .aim cf the Fair as stat- ed in the premium list says "our aim is to encourage the develop- merit of the agricultural and na- tural resources of West Central Washington, to 'promote the growth of industry and to foster individual enterprise." The Fair will run from August 28 until Sep- tember 1. , MITE TROUBLES If you are having troubles with your flowers .or vegetables, you might be bothered by the two spotted mite. Frank Johanson. in his tours around the county, says that he has found thousands where we had hundreds in years before. One of the reasons, for this is that the warm weather has caused the hatches to come much closer together and therefore and great build up in the mite pop- ulation. They can cause 'damage on many flowers and on beans, strawberries a n d raspberries, especially in the garden. If your plants have the run dowr~ look from spotted mites, give them a shot ot~ systox or some other long lasting miticide. This shouldn't be used on those plants you expect to fiarvest for food. TWO WEEKS ,EARLY If you are thinking about getting those cows out to pasture early next spring then you can probab- ly do so with winter rye. A good crop of winter rye should let you turn out to pasture at least two weeks before your other pasture is ready. This can be tied in with establishing temporary protective vegetative cover for erosion con-, tro] practice D-1 in your ACP handbook. The variety of rye you use can depend on what is avail- able ~o you in your area and what you have found to work beet on your farm'. DAIRY PRODUCTION In looking over the DHIA report for July it is interesting to see the big difference in production of different herds and cows. The average production per cow was 34.3 pounds of butterfat and 869 pounds of milk. This compares with the high herd of Sather Bro- thers of Sflvana who had an av- erage of 51.7 pounds of butter- -. fat and 1409 potmds of milk. This difference is considerable, but (Continued on page 10) East-West Go Goes Saturday; JankeIs There Norm Janke, pride and joy of the Monroe Bearcat Yfleet, will see action this Saturday, August 23, when East meets West in 'the state high schools' 12th annual football classic. Janke, who holds the state individual scoring title for last season, h~ earned a half-back berth on the West team. Earlier this year he was also named to the 1957 National High School All-American football team and was nominated for a berth on the Nati0val All-Star East-W e s t football team. The son of Mrs. Elsie Janke of Main St., Janke was tutored throughout his Bearcat career by Coach Cliff Gillies and assistant coach Bob Warner of the Monroe high school staff. The game this' Saturday gets underway at 2 p.m. at the Uni- versity of Washington stadium, and comes as a climax to two weeks of strenuous training by both East and West squads. stolen vehicle in the Monroe po- lice car the officers ordered the ago completely lost his sight and car to halt with siren and red more recently was the subject of light, both of which were ignored, a valley-wide fund raising cam- The car then attempted to elude paign by the Monroe Lions club, the police, careening through will board a plane for San Monroe at high speed, narrowIy* Raphael, California, this week avoiding collision with another where he will attend "the school, car on Lewis St. Guide Dogs for the Blind. The teenagers then reversed their path of flight, traveling east on Main St. and up the Stevens Pass Highway at speeds exceed- hag 90 miles per hour. In the chase up the ~ass high- way, deputy Poage fired two warning shots Which also went unheeded. Because of the tre- mendous, speed of the chase and inasmuch 'as they were able to keep the stolen vehicle in sight, officers vetoed further firing. About five miles up the high- way the youths skidded across the road and crashed into a ditch. They were found by offi- cers a few minutes later hiding "in the brush. Neither was in- jured in the crash. Officers also found a 50 foot . length of garden hose, contain- ing gasoline, in the vehicle. Fair Parade / - Shaping Well, Chairman Says Floats from the Rhododendron Festival, Port Townsend, a n d from the Pacific National' Exhi- bition. Vancouver, B. C., will be among the many to be seen in the 1958 Evergreen State Fair ., parade at 11 a.m .Saturday, Au- gust 30, accordfng to Dick Ceder- green, chairman of the parade committee. In all, some 52 units, have signed up for the parade, and more are expected next week, Cedergreen said. Included in the line of march will be six bands, including two bagpipe bands and the Everett Drum and Bugle Corp. and their junior division. Several d r i 1 1 teams and numerous civic and commercial floats have a 1 s o been entered. The line of march will begin at thQ junior high school and travel east on Main St. Cancer Film To Be Seen at Fair A unique and outstadning fea- ture of th~ Evergreen State' Fair on August 28, 29, 30, 31 and Sep- tember 1 will be a film depicting cancer in all forms and stages This movie is being shown under, the auspices, of the S~ohomish Co~mty Cancer Association. The film will he shown to women only and admission will be by ticket only. Freetickets to view this film can be obtained from drug stores in Snohomish and King County or from the Medical Center 'booth at the .Fair. The film will be shown twic~ each day at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in a special tent in the fair grounds. Doctors and nurses will he in attendance at each showing .6f the film and will answer any and all questions connected with this dread disease. Followfi/g the showing of the film private examipation will be given to any woman desiring same who feels that she may have some of the symptoms that have been depicted in the film. Cancer can be cured if it is detected in time. Many people are now leading normal and hal~ py lives because they consulted their doctor when they first no- ticed" symptoms ~ they thought could be cancerous. It, is hoped th~ many women :Reserved tickets are selling for will avail themselves of this op- $2'g~ener'al admission. $1.50, and port~nity ~ view tKis film when students will be admitted for $1." they visit the Fair. At Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hibbard will be given a dog and trained in the use of the animal which will very soon become his. every day sight. Hibbard will be accompanied to the Seattle-Tacoma Airport by Allin Finlayson, chairman of the Lions club project. Valleyites will remember the Lions' fund raising project in which a live goat was used to keep membership "on the ball" in the .sale of tickets. Seven Car Crash Breaks A Main In Stock Races Stock c~tr racing fans saw the biggest pile-up of racing cars in t h e history of the Sky-Valley .Speedway here last Sunday-when cars collided as a climax to the feature A Main race. Although several drivers were severely shaken up none were' reportd injured seriously. Winner of the A Main--based on the number of laps completed rather than the conclusien of the race as all remaining cars had crashed out of coml~etition--was Loren Armstrong of Monroe. Clar- ence Herring was awarded sec- ond place purse money. ,Twenty- one cars started in the ill-fated race. Gil Whyte of Sultan was win- ner of the B Main. Officials did not award second or third place money in the B Main. Here is the way the first heat went: Perry Thomas, first; Gib Strom, second; Peters, third. Second heat winner was Dear Kell, with Don Draper seconcb and Stu Trombley third. The winner, of the third heat Was Ray Jameson with~ Courtland Watkins taking second and Doug Johannson third. Armstrong won the fourth heat with Roy Jellison second and Clarence Herring third. Officials did not supply some of the first names, nor the home towns nor the racing times for. publication. The stock car racers w~l again me~t in competition this coming Sunday, Au~mst 24. needs in the area and the federal grant program for sewage treat- ment work construction. The assurance was given by W. W. Saxton, associate engineer with the commission. Although the commission was not represented members of the Monroe Rod & Gun club and the planning group again reiterated their Criticism of the WSR sew- age disposal facilities. The re- formatory, which has a popula- tion equivalent to the Town of S~Jltan, has a septic tyve treat- ment with ;the d~'ain field,dump- ing overflow wastes into the Sky- komish River system. Inasmuch as the Pollution Com- mission was not represented. Fol- lis directed a letter inviting the commission representative to aP- pear here September 15 when the committee again convenes.. poo~l th~ subject of a swimming the planning group appoint ed Larry Whitfield, Ralph Gib son and C. C. Devers who will work with Dr. P. P. Cooley and other parties, individuals and or- ganizations, to explore in further detail the costs and problems of constructing a pool. " Follis said that he personally would encourage t h e Monroe Town Council tO support the pool project morally_ _as well as finan- cially. W411iam'Morton, currently em- ployed as " Monroe's consulting engineer, offered his service in connection witla the project. Aside from the mayor and members of the planning com- mittee, others in attendance in- eluded J. D. Warren, uresident of the Monroe Rod & Gun club, and Dr. Roger G. Knipe, Snoho- mish County health officer. '58 game law , booklets available Seattle, August 5- Albert V. Ber- tueci, Chief of the Game Depart- ment's License Division, announ- ced that the official 1958 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits Pamph- lets are now available for general distribution. Copies of the game ,regulations can be secured at all license dealers and departmental offices. "and I quote" "Ignorance is. so hard to con- ceal because people always try to hide it in a public' place." --Raymond Duncan Fire Guts Vacant Business Houses, Raises 'Old Ned' With Phone Lines Fire of undetermined origin made a thorough mess of two frame store bu|Idin~s and a shed on East Main St. la:s.t Sunday ~ifternoon, ..,,=1 in the process raised "Old Ned" with telephone communications ;-- +he entire Monroe area, Both buildings were unoccupied. Owner of the stuctures is Gus Lund, former "Monroe business- man, who reported that neither building was covered by any fire insurance. ,Telephone communicaUons, some which were out front Sun- day until Tuesday, were disrup- ted when fire destroyed 'main cables that officials say was the key to the entire circuit in this area. According to second assistant chief Norm Wolfe of the M_onroe Volunteer ,Fire Dept., the loss probably is in ~he neighborhood of $2,000,not taking into consider- ation "the extensive damages to West Coast Telephone Company equipment. The structure located adjacent to Monroe Hai'dward lind Sport- ing Goods, and unoccupied for several years, was most heavily # Florence Acres Fire Destroys King Residence Fire Tuesday fivening complete- ly razed the Henry King residence in Florence Acres, about five miles (Because of the exceedingly detailed plans presented last night in Monroe by State Dept of Highway officials, what follows here is merely a cursory account of new developments in the Monroe- J3o~,~Al cu:cff picture, and in no way purports to convey into verbege highway department drawings. Therefore, we recommend th:z~ those readers interested in a concise, detailed understanding of h;~hway planning for this area await arrival of new sketches p:omised Percy D. Dyer, chairman of Monroe's Road commit- tee. At thai time Dyer will make the drawings available for'publ!c scrutiny.-=--Editor) Whether the Monroe-Bothell cutoff, Currently revised, cuts ~a swath through Park Plac~ and 'Monroe or shoots off to the eastward may northeast of here, reports first as- . well be a" decision resting with citizens of this community. This, in a sistant chief Henry Buss of the sense, was the way P. J. McKay, district engineer with the State Monroe Volunteer Fire Depart- ment. Buss said that the Kings were in the prdcess of moving from the frame house, which was owned by Dr. P . P. Cooley of Monroe, at the time of the fire, thus the structure wa~ unoccu- pied at the time. He said that the origin of the blaze was undetermined at this time, and Monroe volunteers, aid- 'ed by a crew frbm the Sultan branch of the State Natural Re- sources Dept., devoted consider- able time to dousing a brush fire started by the house fire. The Natural Resources crew stood by until late in the evening Dept. of Highways, laid his cards on the table here last night before th- Monroe Roads commiRce. MdKay told the committee, and a score of interested residents, that "...there will be no con- siderati0n given to move the cut- off to the west--only to the east --there are no engineering grounds ~or a more westerly. route." "If we took a more westerly route it would only be t6 satisfy property owners as there is no engineering justification for such a route," he declared. He told the committee on more than one occasion that work on the cutoff is stopped until town officials approve plans. "We will not move another guarding the scene against fur- ther fire outbreaks inasmuch as, foot . until..." these revised plans are approved, he stated. Pressed ~or details on a route to the east of Mom'oe, the dis- trict engineer refused further comment. He told the committee that they did not. expect an immediate decision, and invited the group to Study the plans at length be- fore acting.. He expressed opti- mism with regard to approval of the revised plans. The revisions, very briefly,, call for on overpass over the pro- posed roadway from N. Currie Rd. to Valley View Rd. about 800 feet .southeast of the present N. Currie-Valley View junction;. call for ramp i~resses and egresses to the Monroe General hospital,-Of the latter, engineers said ~that access to the hospital wou~d he even better than that currently in use. Both, of course, are in the final stage of cutoff construction. MeanWhile, the roadway in its initial construction stage, will allow virtually unlimited ingress and egress. the home was located in a small clearing in a wooded area. The alarm was "turned in about 6:30 p.m. by Mrs-. Everett Han- son of Florence Acres, and as the assistant chief explained, t h e structure had already caved in and was completely engulfed, in flames when the department ar- rived at the scene. ,This was the second time in the past few years that the King family had been burned out 5y fire, Buss commented. Man Sought For Larceny Taken in East Dennis W. Stanley, 25, former hired hand at the Delmar Flem- ing farm east of here, was ap- prehended early this week by au- thorities in Michigan, and is being held for extradition on a grand larceny charge by the Snohomish County Sheriff's office, ,according to Monroe Chief of Police Charles Hill." A recent parolee of the Washing- ton State Reformatory, Stanley is charged with passing-a bad check for $75. The warrant for his arrest was secured last August 8 by Captain Morris Stevens, head of the Sher- iff's department check detail. When apprehended, Stanley had, in his possession a station wagon ~,which he had purchased from a local automotive dealer. Author- ities impounded the car and ar- rangements have been made for its return. 4-HClub Returns -" Loaded With Ribbons By Helen Weishaupt The Hy-Lo" 4-H dub was well represented at the Marysville, County 4-H fair. Those who attended a.nd the ribbons they won were: Chris Ray, 1 blue, 1 red, and "2 white in sewing and cook's; Teresa Biderbost, I blue and 1 red in dairy; Kurt Biderbos, 2 reds indairy; Christine Han~en, 9 blues, 2 reds, 6 whites, in gar= dening, sewing, cooking a n d dairy; Carol Hansen, 6 blues, 8 reds, 4" whites in gardening, sew- ing and cooking. "Russel Dean, 2 reds, 3 whites in gardening; Georgia Wilon, 7 blues, 8 reds and 4 white i~. sewing and co6king; Janet Mar- tin, I blue, 3 reds. and 1 white in sewing and cooking; 'Sherrie dam age~d. The building which for- . So fie, 2 reds in dairy; Tommy merly housed Sue 'and Mac's Cafe Glover, 3 blues, 2 reds, and 3 sustained lesser damage. A shed ,whites. i~ dairy and home beSu- (-Continued on Page I0) at the .rear of the first structure, believed to be the source of the fire, was completely destroyed. Commenting on th~ viciousness of the blaze, fire department of- fici~ commended the volunteers, inc1~ding passersby who pitched. in, for retaining the fire to the immediate area. Bourdages Enjoy San Juan Cruise ,Mr. and Mrs.-Walter Bourdage spent a week cruising in the San ,I.uans, going noah into Canadian Neither the Monroe Hmxi~re waters, part of 'the time m cor$- nor Wheeler Appliance, neighbor party of other boats manned by Audit Of Town Books Complete, Examiners Say State examiners investigating irregularities in t h e financial phase of Monroe town govern- ment concluded their audit late yesterday. Examiners will now turn their findings over to their main of- fice, that of State Auditor Cliff Yelie, who in turn will undoubted- ly present findings to the offices of the State Attorney General for appropriate action. The examiners said that the report would be ~shed through Olympia offices ~ returned to local officials in about a week and one-half to two weeks time. The unscheduled audit of towr~ books was prompted by the ar- rest of Harry E. Donovan, 41, former town clerk, who is cur- rently out on bail charg~ with- grand larceny, a~d first degree forger~y. Donevan is accused of forging a Town of Monroe water department_warrant in the amount of $46.68.' Mayor Urging Voting, Oilers Aid Sept. 9 Statements encouraging voter participation, applications for ab- sentee ballots' and\ offers of as- sistance to voters was forthcom- ~g this week from Mayor Robert Follis. In calling upon the citizens of Monroe to exercise their right to vote in the state primaries, here September 9, the mayor said that absentee ballots could be ob- tained h'om Monroe Town Clerk SDA Church Dedication Set For August 30 Pastor N. R.' Dowers, president of the Western Washington Assn. of Seve.nth- Day Adventist churches will deliver the princi- pal address when the SDA con- gregation dedicates their n e w church on Valley View Rd. here August 30. A cordial invitation to the general public to attend the dedication ceremonies is extend- ed by officials and members, ac- cording to publicity chairman Mrs. Robert Gohl. Another feature of the dedica- tion services will be the appear- ance of the Spruce St. Seattle SDA church choir, an all Negro group. Currently, the finishing touches are being placed on the interior of the church, and much to the pride of the members, the August Butt Manning, either personally. 30 dedication will be a debt free or in writing, affair. Commenting on the use of vot'- ing machines, Follis. promised that "the machines would be work- trig "in tip-top shape and ~ that ,'clerks and judges of the polls. would be ready and able to as- sist those l~ving questions with regard to the use of the ma- chines, He especially urged sen- ior citizens to seek advice ff there was some doubt in their minds as to the proper operation of the machines. Mrs. Gohl explained that it was the custom of SDA churches to officially enter their new houses of worship free of construction debts. Cards, Rams To Vie Sept. 6 Pro football, star of Sunday television and the hottest item skin the nation's sports scene, Junior Chamber A s makes its only appearance of the ProspeCtive Members To Affend. Meeting Dick Cedergreen of the Monroe Juni~" Chamber of Commerce extended on invitation this week to young men of the community to join the o~anization. Cedergreen said, "We cordially invite any and all young men be- t~veen the ages of 21 and 35 who want to become associated with young men of ~tion for the Imr- pose of civic improvement and leadership training to attend our next regular meeting.". The meeting will be held Mon- day evening, August 25, at 8 p.m. in the ~-~ergreen Inn ban~et room. year in Seattle when the Angeles Rams and the Chicago Cardinals collide in the Univer- sity of Washington stadium on September 6. Wide open air and running games are a characteristic of the reck'era sock'em pro grid- ders and this year's game should be no exception. The Rams, cxmchecl by Ski Gillman, have the leading total yardage team in the National Football I.~ague, while Frank "Pop" Ivy's Cardi- nals boast one of the garae's greatest running backs in Ollie Matson, all-American from the University of San Francisco. Washingtonians will ta~ part~ cular interest in "this year's test. fourth in a series of pro grid class~.s sponsored by Great- er Seattle, Inc., as it will mark the return of three of {he State's best known footlmll products. Tacoma's Jim Jones. all every- thing, back from the Hzmkie$ teara oflast-year, will be 0~ hand and L~ ~ to see oon. (CoaUnaed on P~o 10) to the west, sustained any fire or smoke or water damage. The Snohomlsh Fire Departmen~ was called by the department's two-way radio system and report- ed to .- the scene on a stand-by basis in as much as all Monroe fire fighting equipment was in u~e. t friends. They visited Ganges Harbor, Lady EacJles To Have Cowichen~Bay and General Bay. A visit to the famous ~ es- Rummag Sales Party tate was an interesting feature of the trip. Beautiful weather prewfled, and boating in the San JUans made an ideal-variation. A "Back to School" party will furnish the. theme of the next meeting "of the Monroe Eagle's (Cr~Unued on Page 10)