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THE MONROE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 1923 TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON--FRIDAY, OCTOBER:}I, 1924 NUMBER 33 LATEST AND LAST ELECTION DOPE Before the Great Day, Tues- das, November 4, at Which We Hope a Record Vote Will Be Polled. By Jimmie K. Browne The lethargic spell which has held the electorate of the .tate in an ironbound grip has been broken this week and the various political parties are staging one grand, final, strenu- ous drive for votes. Predictions from the Republican state headquarters claim a sweepim," -pub!ican victory from the top of the ticket down to the constable. The Democrats are only claimine&apos; one or two state offices and three Con g'ressional candidates, in the first, second and fifth districts. The Democrats long since dropped the national ticket into the discard insofar as tho state is concerned. The La Foitette pecple claim the state for La Pollette. A careful survey would indicate that there is going to be a compara- tively clone fight between Coolidge and La Follette with the former hold- ing a safe plurality. Davis will be third. Col. Roland R. Hartley will lead the Republican ticket. The entire state Republican =ticket will be elected This is assured despite claims to the contrary. Following a formal demand made upon the publisher of the Seattle Times for a retraction of a story printed recently in which Senator La Follette's St. Paul speech of 1917 was said to have been misquoted, came a covert intimation from Pro- gressive headquarters that Colonel Roland H. Hartley would also be taken to task for attacks upon La Follette and his war record. Foimal dissolution of the Demo- rcatic party machinery as represent- ed by George E. Ryan, of Seattle, former state chairman of the party, is forecasted in a recent political statement issued by Ryan in his cam- paign for a seat in the state legis- lature. Mr Ryan is one of the Demo- cratic chieftains who framed the pro- posed amalgamation with the La Follette people whereby the nhtional presidential campaign was allowed to "slide by the Board on a trade for La Follette support for legislative and congressional-Democratic candidates. As a result of this deal the Demo- cratic organization has been badly shattered. Mr. Ryan now demands a change in the direct primary laws which will wipe out party distinctions and party organizations in the state and out instead a rank growth of political toadstools in the political field of the state. Prospective legislation for the con- sideration of the State Legislature next winter is ah-eady beginning to shape up. The Washington Manu- facturers Association is already din- cussing a bill which will give the manufacturers of the state a five per cent differential in supplying supplies to public work and offices. The manufacturers believe that where the state manufactures any goods, supplies or equipment which the public noed in public work the home factories should be given the contracts even to the extent of five pr cent mere than it could be pur- chased outside of the state. The argument is that the state manufactured goods keep the money ;n the s tat.e and increares the state 'fa*ctorh:s p.'yrulL just that mu:-h In other winds, it is a demand that home industries be giv,;n the public patronag'e and taxpayers moneys be converted into payrolls in th.e star<, wherever po:sible. cratic, Republican, Farmer-Labor or other political parties which now exist. There is no doubt according to political observers that the Ryan fol- lowing from the Democratic party will be found associated with the new party after the election next week. The fight and demand of the old political leaders of the Democratic party has been to maintain that or- ganization as a political unit in the state and in this they have received the moral support of the Republican leaders who believe that the best interests of the state can be served with but two strong almost equally spported political parties, the Re- publican and the Democratic. i However, it begins to look as if: there is only going t be one strong political party left, the Republicm,, with several minority parties headed by politicians who prefer personal political preference to growth and development of their political parties. It is apparently one of the natural outgrowths of the present direct primary law which has broken down the political parties and brought Very few persons in the state. much less the politicians, are appre- ciating the fact that business and in- dustry is becoming more active yearly in public affairs. And in this business and indust'ry is adopt- mga rather unusual attitude, or business ex'ecufives are. For instance, the recent drive fer registration found the Federated Industries of the State in the fore- ground with financial and moral laid in making this drive a success. 'This organization has adopted as i its slogan "Vote as you please, but I vote." Its work has been non-partisan in nature, and with the election and registrative virtually over, the same organization is now devoting its attention towards the creation ef a better spirit of cooperation and unit of action between industry and the farm, on the broad grounds that the interests of the state find industry and business so closely linked with the problems of the farmers and growers that the success FORTY MILL TAX LIMIT Would Seriously Handicap Our Public School System Thru Insuficient Revenue. Don't Stint Schools. Grade Schools The estimated receipts for 1924-25 and the estimate that would be ex- pected under initiative No. 50 are as follows: 1924-25 Undefl 2,1o. 50 Nrem state Fund $15000 $ 3000 T"rem c:mnty fund 7000 4240 -:;-m disi;ict fu;:d ]!i00 l.J@I $3,2100 818740 The grale schools of Monroe are already sailing very (:lose to the wind. It is evident that with only $18740 it would be possible to run the first four grades. It would be possible however, to go before the electors and ask for an extra 10 mill district levy, bringing the total levy up to 20 mills, or the limit. In case this received a 6.0 per cent vote .,.11400 wouhl, be added to the re- ceipts, making a total of $30140, or $3260 less than we now have. The eight grades could still be carried on by eliminating two teachers anti giv- ing the remaining teachers about 50 pupils each, or else cut salaries about $200 each and hire inferior teachers. High School Estimated receipts for 1924-25 and receipts under No. 50: Under 1924-25 No. 50 From state fund $ 5900 $1180 From county fund 2600 1612 From district tax 22000 . ......... $30500 $2792 Initiative No .50 does not provide for a union high school. The 10 mills allowed a district under No. 50 would ga to the grade school, and of one means the development and I as already shown, in order to run prosperity of the 0ther I the first eight grades it would be necessary for the voters to author- COL ]N00LIS ize an extra 10 mills, which wuold make the district a total of 20 mills,  ' 9 the legal limit. In this event not i CAPT TURNERI any f the 2 mills fram the district - . would go to the high scohol. The only thing" that could be done would be to close the high school Make Political Addresses in and hire a watchman. Monroe Last Week to Good Raymond , Average attendance 938. Present Sized Audience. Nice Music- revenue not enough to supply schools al Interspersal. with equipment and sanitary sur- Under the auspices of the Friends of Educational Freedom, Colonel Inglis of Seattle and Capt. Turner of Everett held forth in Community hall last Thursday evening and en- create instead non-partisan primary tertain .... ....... I ea qmte a gooa sized auai- nominations ann eecgions. Apple- enc with ver fin ..... ................ [ e y e salgs on cons(l- elating the xac that me aesertmn ox tutional overnm " " " .... , I g en ana Kmareu the national organization tnis cam- thi s an- ai ...... -ai-n wil ............ I g, d p a qmte a gooa oeal Pa in thli mean ne a oom oi, ne ]of attention to initiative No 49, p y n s state, mr. yan ana nls .. ..... ". wmen aom aenouneea in no uncertain close political advisors are preparing terms. CoL Inglis was particularly to drop the ol'd party label entirely eloquet on this oceasion, a fluen,t and swing into a new political organ- and clear-cut talker and very enter- ization if such can be formed, taining. He was one of the Ameri- Another step along the same lines can Expeditionary Forces of the is to be found in a recently organ- earliest date and spent a long time ized La Follette-Wheeler club form-I overseas where he saw much active ecl in Seattle which has since an-lservice and where he served as nounced a change in name and has, l eolonel of varmus assignments, one perfected what it terms is the nu- of these being the 161st, of which cleus for the formation of a "Liber- Lieut. Robt. Raven of Monroe served al" party in the state free from all, under and who had the honor of in- entangling alliances with the Demo- troducing his old military commend- er to a Monroe audience that even- ing. Supplementing the addresses was a very fine musical program, the very kind contribution of Evere friend. MISSIONARY SOCIETY MEETING The Methodist Women's Foreign Missionary society met at the home of Mrs. Jack Titus on Wednesday last. The forenoon was given over to the business of the meeting, var- ious committees being appointed by the president, Mrs. B. F. Dickinson, who also gave a report of the dist- rict meeting of the W. F. M. at Bell- ingham, to which she was a delegate. the afternoon was spent in sewing for the foreign mission hospitals. A lvvely luncheon was served at one oelock. The following ladies were present: Mesdames B. F. Dickinson, E. D. White, L. M. Bashor, Laura B. Russell, F. E. Countryman, Elmer Broughton, Harriet Mosford, J. A. Countryman, C. J. Knott, R/B. Mess- enger, Harold Hollier, Douglas, C. H. Beckman, Hannah White and Titus. roundings recluired by standard He is absolutely right on all of schools. Would be impossible to these measures and the voter Who maintain schools under cut proposed lact s accordingly will make no mis- by initiative No. 50. Roy W. Glass, [take. superintendent. I He spoke against LaFollette un- Puyallup [hesitatignly, giving various reasons Average attendance 1618. Present for his position, among them radical receipts of $127,800 will be cut to departure from the fundamental $75,600 if initiative No. 50 passes, principles in our government, also First eight grades will' be contin- his age--now 68. Dr. Hindley ued but high school will be closed, pleased well. W. H. Grayum, superintendent In Community Hall Tuesday Evening Under Auspices of Republican Club. A Good Crowd Applaud Speaker. Dr. W. J. Hindley "of Edmonds, l field secretary of the Retailers As- ,sociation of the state, formerly i mayor of the city of Spokane, a re- tired minister of the gospel, deliv- ered a mpst interesting and eloquent address .cn citizenship ir Community hall last Tuesd@ evening and to a p:'etty .'ood sized crowd. The doctor spoke umi('r the auspices of the Re- publin club, was introduced by May- or Barlow, and set out for an hour in interesting his hearers with a speech. Indeed it was much more than that--it was a lecture on good citizenship that was well worth lis%en- ing to, and no doubt it brought home to many who heard him what the duties of real American citizenship means and the responsibilities it of necessity imposes upon the citizen- ship of the nation if they would nearly measure up to the much quoted 100 per cent American. He dealt with the constitution molly, which he said must be preserved in- violate to th end that the full rights and privileges of the citizen be preserved--in a word, that per- sonal rights be protected. He stress- ed considerably upon the supreme court of the United States which should be maintained an the final ap- peal of the citiz.en, composed of men selected independent of the clamor of politics to decide important ques- tions and let's say right here that all this clamor as to perfidy of courts is the veriest rot, supremely so as related to the United States supreme court, and if there is anything vicious seemingly in court rulings it's the fault of legislation--not of the rulings of judges, and so Dr. Handley stands for hands off the supreme court of the land. He denounced initiative No. 49. He is against the initiative No. 50; hands off the public schools in the way of providing ample finances !or them. He is initiative No. 52, the free power bill. He is against referendum No. 3. He stands with the Washington farmer and asks solid support of Referndum No. 16 in behalf of pure dairy foods. Blaine ELKS' NIGHT Average attendance 530...The high school or two years of grade school discontinued or possibly both. R.W. IN IONROE Erving, superintendent. MAY GET LECTURE SERIES Garden lovers in and about Monroe are rejoicing in the prospect of se- curing a course of ten lectures some- 'time soon, probably early in Decem- ber to be given by Syndey Baker of Seattle. Mr. Baker is an expert HINDLEY GAVE PUPILS MAY SOLVE FINE ADDRESS The record bear killing, size of the TRAFFIC PROBLEM brute dispatched, by local nimrods was broken Sunday last when George , Main and Bert Brix, of tonroe, ac- Awards Offered eompanied by Dr. Carl Hjort, of Stanwood, landed a big black bear,, i shot to death by Bert Brix with his j Everett Elks 400 Strong Com- ing to Monroe Friday Eve. to Render Program in the Community Hall. Dance. English horticulturist from Kew Gar- dens, London, and a Fellow of the Friday evening, . October 31st, will Royal Horticultural Society, and so be Elk night in Monroe. On this is well qualified to speakon all mat- date abo.ut 400 members of the ters relating to gardening. He is, as Everett lodge, will come to Monroe well, an enthusiast in regard to gar- and will stage a fine entertainment den possibilities in our section of beginning at 8 o'clock. the country. , Following- this will be a grand The proposed course includes a dance, and later in the evening re- .... freshments will be served dmcussmn of preparatmn of softs,] Thi v is s e ent open to Elks and drainage, fertilizing, pruning, mulch- . ........ .... " ..... 'ner xmenos, ana mose who attend rag, pmnung an zranspmnung, nursery work with seedlings; also may feel assured of an interesting arrangement and landscaping, herb- evening's bill aceous bo.rders and color schemes. Mr. Baker's services will also be available at your home for sugges- tions as to your own individual prob- lems in arranging your lawns and gardens: It is hoped that all interested will communicate at once with Mrs. I. E. Taylor or Mrs. James E. Hamil- ton for further details of the course. Ethel--Stover's hardwood mill has shipped 25 carloads of hardwood chair material to Portland factory in past three months. magazine gun loaded with buckshot. The boy, with their dogs, got wind l Elementary School Pubils of Nation For Best Essays on High- way Safety. of this monster of the mountains in[ In connection with the fourth the vicinity of the Wallace river natiomd safety educational earn- fish hatchery near Gold Bar, and paign announced today by the High- after following the scent for an hour or two, came upon him. George Main got the first shot at him but 'Mr. Bruin carried away the bullet as if it w'ere a mere pleasant pur- gative pellet. One of George's dog's p:ot within t:m clc, _,'an?'e ,,)f tl],. hv:'r and received a bad tear on the shoulder, the result of a s!ap of his gig fore leg. Later on in the chase Bert Brix came vithin sight of the old boy and tore loose with his automatic shot gun and one more of the bruin family came to an end. !Too heavy to pack out of the jungle, for three men failed to be able to handle the carcass, all that was !eft was the skinning and then the cuttin up of the carcass. The boys brought home the hide and a few choice sections of the meat such as the hams, the loins, but plenty of good bear meat was left where the skinning was done. The estimate of the hunters as to the weight of the animal was about four hundred pounds, perhaps more. He was an oht boy, judging from the size of the pelt, the immense head and jaws and his footpads as big as the palm of the hand of a brawny laborer. INSTALLS NEW DRY TUMBLER George Smith has installed a new dry tumbler costing in the neighbor- hood of $500. This will give George one of the most up-to-dute cleaning establishments in the county. The Monitor can see no reason why George should not get one hundred per cent of the cleaning done in and around Monroe. BEET SUGAR REFINERY Quite Probable for Monroe ff Necessary Amount of Beets is Raised Locally. Soil and Climate Suitable. WOOD'S BIG SALE Beginning Tuesday, November 4th, the J. E. Wood Company will hold a big sale on merchandise. This cncern is rather reluctant in putting on sales, but when they do the pub- lic can be assured that the cut in merchandise is real. Now is a good ing sugar beets--that to bring a time for the family to get that heavy Million Doll/tr refinery here is highly winter wear at a big reduction, desirable and beneficial to the entire seection of the state. Tacoma  Rainier Park travel Samples of beets grown near breaks all previous records, with Monroe on exhibit in the bank win- 38,351 private cars and 161,473 visit- dows. These beets run approximate- ors during 19241 l ly sixteen per cent sugar. At an enthusiastic meeting under the auspices of the Everett Chamber of Commerce, held at the Maize cafe lass( Saturday evening, the beet sugar growers of Skagit, Whatcom Snohomish counties voted unanimous- ly in favor of accepting the generous offer of assistance on the part of the Chamber, to get at least five thousand acres, signed up now, to be planted in sugar beets for the next season--therebyassuring the erection of a Million Dollar refinery, ready for operation next fall,, in this dis- trict. Particular points of interest emphasized were: Sugar beet production is benefi- cial to the soil-the beet being 95 percent composed of "wind and water"-takes little from the soil and the root (three to four feet long) penetrates and aireates the soil. The beet tops averaging about as much tonage per acre as the beet (viz: 18 tons) are valued highly as dairy feed--some growers reporting twenty per cent increase in milk when beet tops are fed. After the sugar has been extracted from the beets and refined there remains the beet pulp and a low grade molasses, both of which are splendid dairy feeds. Unlike most any other crop that can be grown, sugar beets "are sold in advance-the growers i/ Mt. Vernon district last year making a net profit, after all expense was de- ducted, of $40.06 per acre. Exhaustive study of the sugar beet beet industry by a committee xf Everett's keenest business men _ab- solutely convinced them that this district is admirably suited for grow- way Education Board, American school children are to be given an opportunity to answer th.e vexing question that now engages t.he at- tention of the best engineering minds of the country. The, anpouncemc, nt offers lnoro than $6,500 in cash prizes and med- als to elementary .chool pupils and elementary school teachers who sub- mit the best essay. and the best lesons in the 1924 naticnal essay and national lesson contests. Officials of the Board are not optimistic enough to believe, it is said, that any final solution will come from the essays by the children, but it is believet that a nation-wide ccnsider- ation of th.e traffic problem will have a beneficial effect in reducing the number of accidents and fatal- ities on tbe streets and highways. The basic principle of the contest is to train children in careful con- duct and to impress upon them a sense of personal responsibility. This contest is the fourth consecu- tive competition conducted under the auspices of the Board, approximately one million, two hundred thousand pupils, an average of at least 400,- 000 annually, having participated in the three preceding contests. All the pupils of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades are eli- gible to compete, whether atterding public, private or parochial schools. Four hundred and eighty-eight checks and as many medals will be given for the best state essays, while three national prizes will be awarded for the three essays chosen as the best of all those to be written throughout the nation. The firsst national prize is a gold watch and a trip to Washington, with all expenses paid. The second and third state prizes are gold watches of re- lative values All' the state and national prizes in the pupils contest are given by the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, which has incorograted in its safety program a plank calling: for safety education in the schools. In addition to the prizes and medal, for pupils, this organization offerm: to the teacher writing the best practical safety lesson a check .for- $500 and a trip to Washington. As second and third prizes checks for $300 and $200 will be given to the . successful teaclers. Pupils are requested to write es-- says on the subject "My Conduct on Streets and Highways," while , teacher are invited to prepare. practical lessons for use in the class- room. Essays are not to exceed' 500 words in length, while lessons: by teachers may'vary between 1,00@ and 3,000 words, according to the inclination of the teacher. Each state is entitled to one first prize, a gold medal and a check for fifteen dollars, and to one so.con& prize, a silver medal and a check for- ten dollars. The number of tIdrd prizes, bronze medals and checks for five dollars, varies in proportion to- the elementary school enrollment. The board announces that the co- operation of educatorl, the women's: clubs, chambers of Commerce , civic organizations., automobile clubs and" others, that has marked these eontest in the past, is pledged for this year-. May communities it is reported add strictly local prizes to the state and national awards offered. Posters and folders containing de- tailed information concerning the contests are being sent to all schools throughout the country, as well a to Alaska, Hawaii, Prto Rico, the Pbil- ippines, and the Canal zone. In- dividual requests will be promptly answered if addressed to the High- way Education Board, Willard Build ing, Washington, D. C. Seattle--Postal receipts for Sep, tember broke all records, with $233,: 500, or 12 per cent over September, 1923. Arlington  Steel and concrete work finished on Lincoln nd Hailer. bridge spans. .