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Page Two THE MONROE MONITOR--Monroe, Washington Friday, October 2, 1925. THE MONROE MONITOR Consolidated with MONROE INDEPENDENT By J. J. REARDON & SON PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Monroe, Washing- ton, under the act of March 3, 1879. No. 648 TUNNEL PROJECT GREAT NORTHERN'S The announcement that the Great Northern railway had instructed its engineers to survey the route for a new tunnel eight and one-half miles in length through the Cascades, is news of far-reaching importance. As an' engineering enterprise it would take rank with such famous Alpine bores as St. Gothard, Mont Cents and Simplon, but associated with the magnificent improvement is the development of the Chelan power project and the reclamation of a great area of agricultural land. The tunnel project has long been considered. The maintenance of the so-called "high line from Scenic to Tye, where it plunges through the mountains, has been difficult and costly. It has been necessary to con- struct miles of snowsheds to safe- guard the track from the heavy snows cf winter. Each recurring year has seen a vast outlay in permanent im- provements in that picturesque stretch of track. [4isregard common sense in our ac-1 [tions- Experience has taught us a/ [few things, often at a stiff price.] I The youngsters, however, must learn[ ]from our teaching and example. We' ]would hate to see them take some of I the fool chances we sometimes boast [ about. If they get the idea that safe- ty means avoiding all sports in which there is an element of danger, they will either lose their initiative or else regard all safety" teaching as bunk. Teach. them what you yourself have learned through accident prevention work at the plant--that there is a safe and an unsafe way of doing al- most everything• Show them the haz- ards of the street and playground and how they may be overcome success- fully• Teach them to avoid danger when the result is not worth the risk, and to face it squarely and calmly when necessary. There is no place for fear in the safety movement-- Public Utilities. FIRE PREVENTION WEEK The United States destroys more than five times as much property by fire as do European countries, to say nothing of the thousands of lives snuffed out annually• European coun- :tries have laws dating back to the i Code Napoleon making the tenant or owner of a building liable for fires caused by negligence. W. E. "Mallalieu, general manager of the National Board of Fire Under- writers, who has recently returned from an extensive study of fire in- surance problems in Europe, observes: "Perhaps in order to reduce losses on this continent to a less reprehen- sible fig-are, it may become necessary to supplement this extensive fire pre- vention work of fire insurance com- panies, cooperating with many civic bodies, by the widespread enactment and enforcement of personal liability acts, such as already exist in some of our cities. If the man who caused fire by his carelessness or negligence were looked upon, not as an unfortu- nate, but as one guilty of misde- meanor and subjected to a fine, as he is under the Napoleonic law, doubt- less we would all be more heedful." Fire prevention week will be ob- served nationally from October 7 to 10. It is safe to predict that there will be fewer fires during this week than normally. Instead of dropping back into our old habit of "fire care- The Great Northern engineers long I have known that eventually a great t tunnel would have to be built which I would eliminate difficult grades and] costly protective works. They have l dreamed of a great enterprise which would' permit their line to pass the barrier of the mountains at a much llessness," at the end of the week, lower altitude than at present. That why not continue fire prevention as dream is presently to come true. a national habit? As great as are the advantages to be derived in the operation and main- HEAP BIG CHECK tenance of the railroad, there is even I Another instance of the dimensions more-important development in the Io f the automobile business is nicely background. The completion of the Jset out in the news item that the Chelan power project with the open- ing of a vast storehouse of scenic, Standard Oil Co., paid into the cof- fers of the state o gas sales for agricultural and industrial res.ourceslthe month of July, 1925, the sum of is the beginning of a new pemoa mi$158,870.98 ' which means at two cents the state'ss development. ......... i the gallon that 7,943,549 gallons in lne neian project is necessary to l  n,,lvd nd' which would the electrification of the Great North-' .......  "--7];-moveme ......... , .   . .. . . , ! mean auLomoD 1 v nL uurlno ern, DU me poEem;lal power is iar on ..... i thai period in the state of Washingt in excess of me requirements of tne,^v a . . m|a nhnnt th dis- railroad. It will be available for as-f,,.,'Vnn''o:n t-hm'-Vhon r]cultural and mdustrml purposes. Its lwe multil" that b" the 48 states in use in bringing water to semi-arid 1, .... P h,, h  ....... o DU Ierule lan Will mean me acl(ll- . . •  r. ,o, ,, . .... tion of 80,000 acres to our productive lg:t omlld °ot4;e':21c?ennvetenUw; areas, consider the great centers of pepu- The building of better roads, the construction of new resorts on Lake Chelan and the opening of a tourist recreation ground will add enor- mously to Washington's attractions. The Great Northern should be con- gratulated on its enterprise and its farseeing policy. Its vast undertak- ing adds materially to Washington's brilliant prospects!--Seattle Times. lation, more and more cars, more more mileage, more geperal expense in such operation. Railway mileage dwarfs by comparison with the trans- portation accomplishments of the automobile in the matter of miles. Tremendous is the automobile game, and better and bigger it is to become as the days go by. Increase of hard surfaced road mileage will aid this already been made available. If suf- ficient funds do not come to make the buy, contributions already received will be returned. The Kellogg Marsh Grange carried off the special prize of $75.00 at the Granite Falls Fair for the best agri- cultural exhibit in' Snohomish coun- ty, quite a nice pickup for that grange as well as the fine notoriety which it brings to them. The expose which the air muddle at Washington has brought about may not be such a bad thing after all for the nation. Speaking right out in meeting, an old custom and said to be a good one, is "hat many times brings innovations. The truth especially when told in times of peac.e about such matters, cannot hurt only those who deserve to be injured. It is because men and women so many times are not altruistically good that we have laws to govern society and' the more corrupt people become the more laws we write upon the statute books of legislature• There is no question that we have too many bad laws operating, offensive inroads on what may well be termed inalien- able rights. It is such offensive stat- utes that aid so much in engendering disrespect for laws that are good and absolutely necessary to the social or- der. We have had too many legisla- tive fads for the good' of society and the thing to look out for henceforth is to keep the faddist who breaks into legislatures so many times off the judiciary committees of these! bodies. Too much of the freakish is! at the bottom of most of the present! day of mischief in the social order• The saddest spectacle of the hour so related is the wholesale disrespect for law, and' the easy money game that has grasped too many of our people. This office is in receipt of a num- ber of recently issued correspondence relative to what was supposed  to be a gone and forgotten organization, the Delta Electric & Water Co. These communications contain various sub- ject matters and are sent out from the office of Chairman Morgan of Sedro Woolley, of the bondholding committee• There is hardly any nec- essity for the Monitor to either re- produce these letters or expiate at any length thereon, as no doubt ev- ery reader of this paper interested financially in Delta has received such a set as has come to this office from Mr. Morgan. i Camp Fire Girls The Monroe Camp Fire Guardians held a meeting Monday evening• i Plans for Camp-Fire activities for the year were discussed• It was agreed that a grand council (for all town groups) should be held on Friday eve- ning, October 16th. The members of each group are holed to list the honors earned during the summer and give the list to their guardian a week before grand council. The Tocmetone Camp Fire expects to hold a meeting of their group on Friday of this week. Miss Himes is the guardian. Monday afternoon, Mrs. Gibson gave a tea at her home for the girls of the Tawasi Camp Fire. At the business meeting held, a program committee was appointed ahd' the girls decided to have their annual Halloween party next month. The A NEGLECTED SPOT "When musing on companions gone we doubly feel ourselves alone." These lines of Scott came to om memory recently while passing the old cemetery, on the banks of the Pilchuck, at Snohomish, in which many of the early settlers were bur- ied, from as early as 1864 until Dec- ember 14, 1876 it was no man's land, a free for all who needed burial, but on that date Mrs. Mary L. Sinclair, for herself, and as guardian for her minor children, conveyed to the Sno- homish Cemetery Association the three acres of land constituting the cemetery. The officers of the asso- ciation were Hugh Ross, president, Isaac Cathcart, vice-president, and E. C. Ferguson, secretary and treas- urer. ,Lots were sold and the ground fenced in--but after a few years the place was neglected; the fences brok- en down, and it became a jungle of ferns and blackberry vines and a favorite place for the town cows to ruminate. Up to the year 1899 many bodies were committed' to the earth at this spot, ministers of every de- nomination officiated, and the mourn- ors were comforted with the assur- ance that the sleep of the dead was so profound that the giant tread of the earthquake even, could not dis- turb it. 'However, when the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery As- sociation incorporated on March 2, 1899, with D. F. Sexton, Fernando Turner and M. W. Packard as trus- tees, they purchased 3.67 acres of land from J. W. Heffner and wife in Sec. 12, twp. 28, R. 5 East. This was the initial step in the formation of the beautiful burial grounds west of! MEANING OF SAFETY tow many of us know the real meaning of safety? To some, the slogan, "Don't Get Hurt," is the be- ginning and end of the safety move- ment. "Safety First," which became popular in the early days of accident prevention, also has its Hmitations. Of course, if safety isn't first there may be no opportunity for anything else, but there are times when it is necessary to relegate safety to sec- ond place. When the lives of others are in danger, disregard of personal safety rises to heights of nobility; when safety is ignored to save a few sec- onds or to get a thrill from some un- necessary dangerous act, it is plain dumbness. We adults can usually judge when it is dvisable to play safe or take a chance, even though we sometimes and' all states are building roads, miles upon miles of it every year. From these few figures it can readily be seen also what a wonderful bus- iness in volume and no doubt in pro- fit the gas and oil sales for auto- mobile purposes is. Then the Union, the Shell and' General and' smaller concerns sell gas. The total figures would be staggering to ordinary in- tellects. Plans are afoot to make a part of the Washington,Natural Parks Ass'n. a grove of cedars near North Bend that are about the biggest things of the kind alive in the country. In this grove is one tree which measures fifty-eight feet in circumference and' m, according to expert naturalists, more than 2,000 years old. The tract is offered to the association for $2,000, about a fourth of which has girls who attended were: Eva Hol- lier, Margaret Bascom, Lulu Lille- moen, Mildred Stretch, Grace Larson, Gladys Hysom, Alberta Fuller, Mar- guerite Lillemoen, Margaret Palmer, Marian Roberts, Audrey MacDougall, Eileen Camp and Rachel Ross. The Tatapochon Camp Fire met at the home of Annie Isaacson on Tues- day- afternoon. Names for new mem- bers were suggested and a song prac- tice of Campfire songs was held. Mrs. Cooley is guardian of this new group. Wenatchee--Building permits for August totaled $91,390, $477,875 for eight months, three times record of 1924. Walla Walla--$200,000 hospital will be guaranteed by 22 physicians and others. An Added Attraction I A Radio Set is an added attraction to home life that is worth many times what it costs. Let us demonstrate some of our newer models. You will want one installed at once. The Best in Radio Service. Thedinga Hardware Co. I "Everything m H. ardware'' ]l Snohomish. Many of the bodies wore caused to be exhumed by surviving kinsmen and re-buried in the new cemetery, but still many graves are to be seen in the old graveyard, mon- uments overthrown, fences rotted down and in a general unkempt con- dition, that should appeal to the hearts of those who still survive and have relatives buried there. --A Pioneer. INDUSTRIAL NEWS NOTES Kelso--Vein of excellent lttery clay uncovered on courthouse grounds. Spokane--Thirty electric trains daily will go from Spokane & East- ern terminals. Goldendale--Union Oil Cd. building large distribution plant here. Tacoma--Plans being drawn for $750,000 family hotel on Stadium Way. Ridgefield--Seven modern business houses built here this year. lllonro¢ theatre "The Little House With Big Pictures" i illlOIIIlllilllll Dllllllllllllmllllllll U i Z lllllll gill hill ill ill lit i ill I I i ill lilt (lilt ill ill lit i l lliMliilnlllillllllli [] U l I ill i it ilill II Rllliil II Saturday, October 3 Joseph C. Lincoln's "Rugged Water" With *LOIS WILSON* and *WALLACE BEERY* Comedy--"Family Life" (COUNTRY  STORE SUNDAY) Sunday, October 4th-- *FLORENCE VIDOR* and *CLIVE BROOK* in "Christine of the Itungry Heart" Fox News Comedy--"Westward Ho!" (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 5-6-7-- "The iron Horse" Featuring *GEORGE O'BRIEN*--*GLADYS HULETTE* Admission--Adults 50c--Children 25c (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) Thursday and Friday, October 8-9- *BETTY BRONSON**RICARDO CORTEZ* in "Not So Long Ago" Comedy--"A Scientific Husband" Items from Monitor Files of Oct. 6, 1905 Rev. Dr. W. E. Richardson, Pearl, Idaho, has received an unanimous call to the church of Mon- roe, and has accepted. The Monroe baseball team returned last Sunday from Wenatchee, with three games won and none lost. +++++•••••+••••••÷lservedin a like capacity at Stephens- : t,00lle. TWENTY YEARS AGO **l Mr. and Mrs. John iHallan have +++++++++++++++++ " - been spending the week at the Lewis and Clark fair. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. White took in the fair at Wenatchee last week. Ben Sykes brought in two young bears. Tuesday, which had been killed up on Woods Creek. The Skykomish river bridge here is in danger, since Tuesday, of being taken out by high water. Miss Laura Lemon entertained a I School enrollment 259, total days few friends Friday evening. [attendance, 3999, per cent of attend- Miss Evelyn Sprau entertained, ance 96 for the month of September. Monday eve]ing, in honor of Miss Rainier Park had 167,634 guests Beatrice Lloyd's birthday. [ shipped'Wenatchee--75from hereCarsdaily.applesTotalbeingcen- this year. Park will be open all win- Mrs A Leduc entertained the Cath- tral Washington product about 18,000 ter. olic Lad'ies' Aid Society, Tuesday l carloads. , afternoon, and a goodly number -okane--Gas coman-s 110 m- ] Eastern Washington farmers will exle4 \\;to sl 1500 shares l were in attendance. Ipay practically all debts from this company stock in 10-d'ay campaign, i A oarty of young people of Monroe I year's crop return'. ^' ............... /droveup to Wallace Falls Sunday. i W--uiam uimb & Wilson con- lympia--rtgn senooi DUllI for OOUl ' , **-- --Q Y . students, now has 800 and will bel Rahort Mnin was superintendent of tract for building $40,000 furniture enlrarge& by $50,000 addttmn. [ the Cherry Valley S S and B. Syke. store. Unless You're Lucky Don't Wait There's only one easier way than this to own a Diamond ringthat's tc find one. Your "say" that you'll pay is enough for us--ou friendly credit plan makes it convenient and easy for you to own one of these Specially Selected DIAMONDS Prices were never more attractive-- and every gem in our big stock is the selection of an expert both for qual- ity and for value. Four special groups of brilliant, flawless Dia- monds and you can choose from a complete selection of newest mountings, White Gold and Platinum! 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