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THE MONR )E MONITOR Consolidated With The Monroe Independent January 5, 1923 TWENTY-NINTH YEAR MONROE SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1927 Number 33 HI STOCK JUDGING R. I. STRETCH CO. C. L. Lybecker and his champion ]high school stock judging team left Wednesday afternoon for the Pacific OPEN NEw St0RE] Internatinal Livestock show, which opens in Portland, Oregon, October 29. They made the trip via auto, stop- WILL MOVE CASH AND CARRY TO BUILDING PURCHASED FROM W. S. CAMP FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY JOHNSTON The R. J. Stretch company have opened a new grocery store in Mon- roe. This new place of business is located in the left entrance of the big store on Main street. The policy of this grocery store will be quality mer- chandise sold in dozen and case lots for cash. As Mr. Stretch says this will give their customers the added advantage of buying groceries and feeds a wholesale prices. This is the first grocery store in Snohomish coun- ty to inaugurate this method of sell- ing merchandise. The same prices will prevail in both Monroe cash stores. This progressive business or- ganization is publishing a catalogue which gives a complete price list of groceries handled in the new store. The R. J. Stretch cash and carry store, now housed in the Watson building has been moved into the building formerly occupied by the E. E. Johnston hardware and just recently purchased by Mr. Stretch from W. S. Camp. This move will afford more room which is badly needed. The pur- chase of this building now gives the R. J. Stretch stores their own store buildings in Monroe. On December 13, 1914, R. J. Stretch started in the grocery business in Monroe in the building now occupied by the Maytag shop. From his first location he moved into the building now occupied by his main store. His company now operates a chain oi grocery stores in the following towns in Snohomish and King county, three stores in Monroe, a store in Sultan, Startup and Skykomish, Duvall and Carnation. TORCH HONOR SOCIETY INITIATION The sixth annual Initiation of the Torch Honor society was held Thurs- day afternoon at the Monroe high school. The Torch society represents the more serious side of school life. Its objects are the establishment of good fellowship among the students inter- ested in the pursuits of knowledge, ping in Olympia where they visited the state capital and spent Thursday night in Longview. Early Friday morning they were on their way to Portland where they will visit the big woolen mills and packing plants. Saturday morning the team will be entered in the northwest high school stock judging contest of the Pacific International Livestock show in which will be entered over one hundred high chool teams from the Pacific north- west. The management of the show has reserved three hotels and the Y. M. C. A. for the accomodation of the high school students entered in this contest. Prof. Hector McDonald of the W. S. college a class mate of Mr. Lybecker will coach the Pullman team. In 1923 Prof. MacDonald and Mr. Lybecker were members of the W. S. C. team entered that year. All of Monroe is hoping that Lybecker and his boys will be in the money in Portland and should be upon the list if they are in their usual form. RIBBONS DISPLAYED IN MONITOR WINDOW The Monitor is displaying in the front office window the ribbons awarded J. M. Lempens of the Fair- view farm in the Wagner district. Forty-seven of these were awarded Mr. Lempen at the Snohomish county fair at Granite Falls and the others were won at the North Pacific Fair and Livestock show at Silver Lake. SKYKOMISH HOLDS STEVENS PASS MEET JUDGE GRIFFITH AND HARTMAN TALK ON STEVENS PASS AND TUNNEL The Skykomish Valley Commercial club sponsored a good roads meeting fin the high school gymnasium of Sky- komish on Saturday evening, October 22. Fully 200. people turned out for Our New Intertype Installed and Now in 0peratmn An important addition has been made to our composing room equipment, which will enable us to publish a better, newsier, paper, and aid us in increasing our job composition facilities. We have installed a new Intertype. This machine, manufactured by the Intertype Corporation, New York, represents the pinnacle of inventive genius in its field. The Intertype embodies some of the most important developments in the mechanics of the printing industry. An operator on this composing machine can set as much type as four or five men of equal ability can set by hand. The newspaper would be impossible without these machines. $200 in Gold. This prize is not a phantom but is real and will be awarded to the one winning second place in this contest. The Third Prize is a Six-Tube Ra- diola twenty-five Radio. It has all tubes and batteries and is complete in every way. It has been purchased the encouragement of scholarship by recognition of merit, the promotion of good school citizenship, leadership, service and character. The afternoon's program was: 1. Violin solo .............. Margaret Bascom accompaniest, Shells Lewis 2. The Stars Lullaby....Girls' Glee club 3. Explanation of Torch Society ........ .............................................. E. G. Rhode 4. Address .............................................. ...................................... Rev. E. J. Bates 5. Presentation of Candidates ............ Presidents of the Senior, Junior and Sophomore classes. 6. Pinning on of Emblems: On Seniors--Mrs. H. H. Morgan, president of the Research club. On Juniors--Mrs. R. J. Byron, pres- ident Advance club. On Sophomores--Mrs. R. L. Wat- son, president P. T. A. PRIZE CAMPAIGN 0 the. meeting. The chairman of the MONOAY meeting introduced nudge Griffith ofl START NEXT Seattle the principle speaker of the evening. Judge Grfffith spoke for an hour and a quarter, his subject was the Crittenden tunnel, giving the ways and means the tunnel can be financed, the approximate cost $30,- 000,000, the time that it will take to bore this tunnel, which he said will take from seyen to nine years. The judge gave facts to substanti- ate his demand for the immediate construction of this passageway. He l is f the opinion that the tunnel can be constructed by private capital and the state department of public works could regulate the tariff on freight and passenger travel through it. In his talk he points out the mountain barrier cuts the state of Washington in two Pad makes the state two dis- tinct parts economically, that the na- tural trend of traffic is down the Co- lumbia river to Portland. and will be on display at the Thedinga Hardware Co. TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A diamond ring valued at $100 will PRIZES AND COMMISSIONS be the fourth prize. It is a beautiful ring and one that anyone will be WILL BE AWARDED IN proud to own. The Fifth prize will MONITOR'S PROFIT be a $35 watch. Both these prizes were purchased from O. E. Williams, SHARING jeweler. Everybody Wins. Today's issue of The. Monitor an- In enumerating the above prizes the complete story is by no means told. nuance one of the most liberal cir ]One of the big features of this com- culation campaign offers ever inaug" I asPetitina commissioniS that thereof will20 perbe nOcentlOserS,will urated in this sectio of the state, be paid to all who fail to win one of The campaign will be known as the the listed prizes. This means that $1 Profit Sharing Service Campaign., out of every $5 will be yours if you "The Profit Sharing Service Cam fail to win one of the big prizes. Early Start--Early Finish. paign" is just what the name implies. There is nothing to be gained by IMPORTANT DATES Legion dance, Community hall, Monroe., Saturday, Oct. 29. The public is cordially invited to at- tend. Football game, Monroe Hi field, Friday, 3 p. m., Monroe vs. Stanwood. American Legion and Auxil- iary, meeting, Community hall Tuesday, 8 p. m. "Robinhood" at high school Friday, Oct. 28. The Eastern Star ladies will give a Halowe'n masquerade dance for Masons, Eastern Stars and their friends, at the Masonic temple, Monday, Oct. 31. P.-T. A. RECEPTION WELL ATTENDED Fall flowers, foliage and shaded lamps and deep rugs made the Congre- gation hall beautiful for the annual P.-T. A. reception of the teachers which was held Friday evening with a record attendance. In the receiving line were Mrs. S. J. Knapp, Mrs. How- ard Watkins and Mrs. R. L. Watson. Whit H. Clark, acting as chairman opened the program with a few, well chosen words of greeting. Short talks were given by Mrs. A. E. Larson, re- tiring president of the P.-T. A.; Mrs. R. L. Watson, active president; and A. F. Mahaffey, principal of the high school. Miss Clarice Loken, Miss Or- lena Young and Mrs. Arthur Brough- ton pleased with vocal solos. Various games were enjoyed and dainty re- freshments served. NEEDS FIVE MILLION MEMBERS For 1928 AN NUAL ROLL CALL BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 11; CAMPAIGN IS NATION-WIDE The American Red Cross needs five million members for 1928. Everyone in Snohomish county will be given an opportunity to join the nation's "Le- gion of Mercy" during the days of the annual roll call beginning on Novem- ber 11, Armistice Day and continuing to November 24. The Red Cross, while its vast program of community service and relief works calls for sub- stantial financial support, does not seek primarily the large donor but rather the $1 subscriber so that as many as possible may have a share in the responsibilities and achievements of this great national organization. The minimum membership quota $or Snohomish county is placed at 5000 and the necessary budget for the year about $12,000. Every Red Cross chapter in the west has been asked to pledge its co-opera- tion in the coming nationwide en- deavor to enroll five million members for next year ,a goal declared to be imperative if the Red Cross is to con- tinue to respond to the enormous de- mands made upon it for service, par- ticularly in the field of disaster re- lief, points out Frank B. Martin who has been appointed roll call chairman MONROE HIGH WINS FROM SNOHOMISH MONROE HI FOOTBALL TEAM OUTPLAYED SNOHOMISH FRI- DAY ON LOCAL FIELD. The Monroe high school football performers stamped themselves as comprising one of the best elevens in the Snohomish county conference Fri- day afternoon when they defeated the strong Snohomish high school aggre- gation 12 to 0. Straight football, with a wide end run and a timely pass, game Monroe its well-earned victory. It tRok Snohomish the entire first half to fathom the deceptive open play used by Monroe. By that time the Red and White team was "fagged" and unable to carry out a sustained offensive against the hard tackling "bearcats." Monroe's first touchdown came within five minutes after the game had opened. Carlson's open field run- ning placed the ball on the Snoho- mish twelve yard line from where Spillers took the oval around right end for the score. Spillers failed to convert. The second touchdown was gained in the opening minutes of play in the final period, Spillers and Carl- son taking the ball down the field on a series of end runs. Stopped on the i Snohomish twenty yard line, Carlson passed to Salvadalena who had no op- position in crossing goal. Spillers again failed to convert. Snohomish played good football, but its best was of no vail Friday after- noon. Supporters of the Red and White point to three men absent from the line and an injury to Yesland, Snohomish's crack half as major fac- tors in their defeat. There was a sustained cheer as Yesland, despite an injured ankle, went into play in the final period. He aided in halting a Monroe offensive and helped his team start a drive down the field that was stopped by the closing gun. Salvadalena kicked off to Quarter- back Vaughn for Snohomish to start the contest and Vaughn returned the oval to the Snohomish 38 yard line. Gamble and Norton failed to gain and Norton kicked 30 yards, the ball rol- ling outside. An end run by Carlson and a line plunge by Lord made it yardage for Monroe. Carlson wiggled around right end for 25 yards, being downed on Snohomish's twelve yard i line. It was from here that Spillers went over for the first score. Monroe kicked to Snohomish, Nor- ton returning it to his 30 yard line. Norton and Melnyk were stopped by Monroe's line which early gave evi- dences of being able more than to hold its own against the Snohomish first line defense. Norton kicked to Monroe, the ball being placed in play on Monroe's 31 yard line. Spillers re- ceived a poor pass from Jensen at center and his boot went out of bounds on the Monroe 35 yard line. The Snohomish backfield made yardage and theft suffered a serious reverse when the Monroe ends smear- ed a criss-cross with Norton packing the pigskin. Monroe took the ball on its own 22 yard line, took a five yard penalty for illegal passing and kicked. The ball went to Vaughn on the Mon- roe 38 yard line and the fast Snohom- ish snapper-back returned it to the 7. Charge to the Members--Mrs. J. Morgan Lewis. 8. Response .............. Geraldine Streeter 9. Orange and Black .................... School The following pupils were initiated into the society: Seniors--Geraldine Streeter, Sibyl Wilcox, Irma Klein, Ella Schrag, Grace Larson, Jane Mc- Mickle, Ethel Oslund. Juniors -- Mildred Stretch, MilD Stucky, Jack Streeter, Mai Salvada- lena, Louise Gasser, Catherine Clancy, Beatrice Borsheim, Margaret Gille- land, Eva Hollier, Claire Countryman, Lulu Lillemoen, Evelyn Elwell, Edna Grant. Sophomores--Mice Mathey, Audrey Olson, Harriet Rosenzweig, Doris Bayly, Harold Kaden, Ralph Jacobson Hazel O'Dell, Harold Sheppard, Irene Elwell and Lillian Sjolander. NEWS OF COUNTY ACTIVITIES The county commissioners in ses- sion on Monday postponed action on the requested franchise for the Start- up water system, awaiting the arrival of Judge Crosscup, representative of the Great Northern Power company, which recently purchased the pro- perty. Hearing on the emergency appro- priation for $2,457.02, for the office of the county engineer was set for Mon- day, October 31. The amount is prin- cipally to cover additional salaries for work not provided in the county en- gineer's budget the previous year, in- cluding the Index-Galena road survey, work in connection with the organiza- ! tion of the new drainage district No. 7 and French slough. The engineer's office also assisted in the installation of a new electrically driven pump in this district. Pursuant to a decision recently reached by the Snohomish county game commission, Game Warden George Miller last week began the planting Chinese pheasants raised at Cicero fish and game farm. The county has 2000 birds at the hatchery, and Warden Miller will hold further conference with the commissioners before planting all .the birds at this time. The county spawning station at Lake Stevens also went nto opera- tion last week, with the game officials spawning 167 pounds of fish, getting 50,000 silver trout eggs. The fish spawned are usually sold to a Seattle firm, the proceeds of which sale are put into the county game fund and the eggs are taken to the icero hatchery. John P. Hartman, lawyer, good roads advocate and worker, was the next speaker introduced. Mr. Hart- man urged the immediate completion of the Stevens Pass highway, telling of its many advantages and that this route would be used until the tunnel was completed. This meeting was a huge success and the Skykomish Commercial club is to be complimented for the calling of this meeting. E. T. Bascom, Earl Heifort, H. W. Bascom and J. M. Reardon attended the meeting. "ROBIN HOOD" AT HIGH , CHOOL AUDITORIUM Friday evening, October 28 at 7 p. m., under the auspices of the senior class, will be shown Romance, Chiv- alry and Adventure as you have al- ways pictured them in your dreams. Robin Hood, the crowning achieve- ment of Douglas Fairbanks' screen career, is rich with romance, thick with thrills, over-flowing with adven- ture and complete with comedy. It is an entertainment far above the ordi- nary for adults and children so Mort- foe should not miss this opportunity to see a real picture. The following program, composed of Seattle, Everett and Monroe talent, pupils of Ivan Novikloff and Mrs. Margaret Turner, has been arranged for presentation between reels: Little Bo Peep--....Carol Tagleberg Jazz Toe Dance .................... Glenna Case Doll Dance .................... Louise Hickman Novelty Dance ........................................ ...... Wanda Rogers, Raymond Knapp Fantasy ............................ Charlotte Jones Under the Trees, Barndomsminnet.. ........ Christine Peterson, Lillie Peter Admission, 20c, 30c, and 40c. WILL DEMONSTRATE LAND CLEARING, STUMP PULLING The many ways of clearing the land of stumps will be demonstrated at a meeting arranged at the J. P. Fir- man farm, about one-half mile north of Startup on the Basin road. This place is known as the Joe Means place. The demonstration will be held on next Wednesday, November 2, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. R. N. Miller of the State college, will demonstrate stumping burning, handling powder, splitting logs and many other things connected with land clearing. Everyone interested in land clear- ing should make an attempt to attend !this demonstration. Arnold Z. Smith, county agent. Through this plan The Monitor will make a profit, which it will share putting off getting started. "The early by the finance committee of the Ev- Monroe twenty yard line. With a - :"- *'-^ -ntestants in the cam')ai'n bird catches the worm," as will be erett chapter. Snohomish touchdown in sight, Gam- wHI,, h, ,mblic is nuite uenerallv ble staged a juggling act and the fum- WILII b&l u [ Without investin- one cent' now or noted on the schedule of votes. The ............... f Mon . . ble was received by Walker or - . .  .. -- .. I voting of sulJscriptions is on a de- famihar with the magnitude of the , - later--The vonitor oilers men aria ....... orvieg nerformed bv the national or- roe on the aonroe 22 yard line. Lord women, boys and girls of Snohomish I cncngi;ta'i'rorna.'0 onyea ganization in relief work, few realize k,rted left end for ten yards and Sp! county and vicinity an opportunity to ...... ' .... e ^-'^-" of the dail-- ro-ram car mrs made t seven more arounu tn t* +h, abilities in salesnl'mshi" line beginning oI me race, While at th vuuu  u  - . . .......... . -'--'.-V:l the last it will bring only 6000 votes, ried on by the Rd Cross in this other side of the hue. ........ ^unt- Oome idea Of the lace filled trvant went in at iunoacK tor ivlei- Experience is not necessary. All[  +ho rrnnfe of an early start is ,, s. o - " 4s reqmred is a httle well dlrecte " " Make our mind by the local *chapter in meeting vital n-,. k. Carlson ""as too fast for his m- I piaimy seen. up y energy, w=,,== a,= H,,h ] NOW. Enter NOW. Everybody wins. -,'eds here at home can be uleaned terference and was downed for a ,m )ho rnorf of th hnmo ervice seven yard loss. It was a pretty bit "'= ......... ="" YOU WIN ........................ One salesman or saleswoz, an will/ - " ...... office issued by Mrs. Benjamin Irvine, of defensive work on the part of Sno: be paid nearly $150 a week fort:he / Thni:n.:rmta:are:t$:SaacTme'paign secretary for the year ending Sep-nomisn. monroe nrew..a v.e yarn next few weeKs--an ior spare / dnyan n tember 30 penalty mr otisiue. plners KlCKefl to and effort. The easiest thing to s'll I d;Praritmetrth eeXwlr nee _ Total services rendered during the Snohomish, Vaughn receiving on his, in Snohomish county will be the Moni- - ---hatever sellin abilit ou have formation and assistance desired and year numbered 16,394. Four hundred own 48 yard hue as the quarzer tor. W g ... Y Y . _ . / will always be at the service of the and seventy-one new cases were added ctoseu. . . can be testedl now wm_aosomtel,, ............ to the files. There were 1332 articles nohomsh found t hard to pent: nothing to lose, but with remendous [ CopnetneSa " 8'rnoSl::2amna;me:: of clothing furnished. No less than trate the Monroe une na a[[emPate  profits to be galned. I ning s 4913 letters and 3092 telephone calls a pass wmcn munu ug Grand Capital Prize. and t The nomination coupon appearing in went through the office during the Hillis, the Monroe ends, on the alert. The Grand Capital Prize is  br I the big announcement elsewhere in last twelve months. In money, $2764 Norton kicked and the ball went into new Pontiac Six, value $926. This is / this issue is the first step towards was paid out for food, fuel and cloth- play on the Monroe 25 yard hue. Mon- one of the new models and is a Gen-] success. Clip it out, bring or send it ing for needy families and $813.95 for roe was penau.zeu nneen, yarns mr eral Motors product. ]in now. Get in the game today and hospital care. Milk furnished to famt- hOming .ann pmers got ms eeam ou $200 in Gold. [ride in your Pontiac Six on Decem- lies cost the chapter $244.12 and milk ot a nora Dy uasnmg mxteen yarus The Second Grand Prize will be| ber 19. furnished to the schools, $298.96. The around right end. He kicked and sum of $503.65 went to the dental ;nohomish took the ball on the Mon- First Week Coupon 200,000 Extra Votes This coupon, when accompanied by six yearly subscriptions (or their equivalent) to the Monroe Monitor, entitles the candidate to 200,000 extra votes. They may be new or re- newal subscriptions and may include the candidate's own sub- scription. These votes will be allowed only if the candidate turns same in during the First Week of their entry. Name of Subscriber .................................................................. Name of Subscriber ................................... . .............................. Name of Subscriber .................................................................. Name of Subscriber .................................................................. Name of Subscriber .................................................................. Name of Subscriber .................................................................. Candidate's Name .......................................................... : ......... One "Veek Coupon can be voted by each candidate, and dur- ing their first week of.entry only. clinic and $538.98 for relief for sol- diers and their families. Insurance converted by the office totalled $339,- 500 and insurance reinstated, $333,500. Money received in the county through the efforts of the Red Cross from the United States government for veterans and their dependents of Snohomish and Island counties amounted to $52,- 371.61. Organization of roll call committees is nearing completion. Among the chairmen announced by Mrs. Roy Thomas, chapter president are Miss Mary Morgan, Marshland; Mrs. Julia Ullman, Cathcart; Mrs. MacNee, Malt- by; Miss Inez Lindstrom, Grace. The complete list of county chairmen to be announced later will include 50 names. Intensive campaigning in the county is planned not only in securing the 5000 membership quota but surf,- cient funds to support the Red Cross nurse who devotes her evtire time o county u-ork. MRS. BUSS MOVES GOODS Mrs. H. Buss removed her stock of dry goods on Wednesday of this week to the location .formerly occupied -oy the Maytag shop on the corner of Main and Ferry streets. This move affords additional room for display purposes and also greater facilities for handling the splendid line of goods 2 carried by Mrs. Buss. roe 48 yard line. Norton made fifteen yards around right end and the ball was slowly carried into Monroe terri- tory when Augustine intercepted a pass on Monroe's fourteen yard line and another Snohomish threat was nipped. The danger, however, was not passed for Reaper fumbled on the next play and Yorkston recovered for the Red and White on Monroe's twelve yard line. The next minute saw the Bearcats offer some of the best defensive work seen on a county conference gridiron this season. Its line held Gamble to two yards off tackle. Gamble attempt- ed a criss-cross and was thrown for a three yard loss. Monroe finally took the ball on downs on its own ten yard line. Spillers made a pretty kick to the Snohomish 48 yard Iine and on the next play Reaper redeemed himself for his misplay by snaring Gamble's fumble. Crippen went to center, Peter tO end and Redmond to the bench as the Snohomish board of strategy sought to bolster up its team. The changes brought results for on the next play Carlson, dashing around left end, was thrown for a ten yard loss. Spillers kicked as the half closed. Snohomish kicked to Walker who returned the ball to Monroe's 38 yard (Continued on pe 6)