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i mm i i NEWSSTANDS 10c PER COPY SIXTY-FIRST YEAR THf00 monRo[00 moniToR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTONTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1960 NUMBER 42 0 0 # Two Monr6e Area Lawmen Attend Fort Lewis Training Session Info Sought F00r,, In Years & Years: , A dBa d'tH" Clifford Foxton, Monroe deputy 0nWhereab0uts rme n 1 Its, marshall, and James A. Haw, Wash ington State Reformatory correc- tionalofficer, were among some 4 Of Monroeite S t Th's Ab t All officers who returned last week ,a00ten00,n00 soss,o00 U at OU the state-wide law enforcement The Monroe Police ,Department Cliff Foxton (third from left), Monroe deputy marshall and James A. Haw (second from left),WSR correctional officer, were among 40 peace officers who last week completed the 24th session of the state-wide law enforcement basic training school at Fort Lewis. The school is sponsored by the Washlngon Assn. of Chiefs of Police, the State Sheriff's Assn., both in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of investigation and U. S. Army authorities. Evergreen Fair Monitor To Publish Early Next Week Names Officers The Monroe Monitor next week will be published Mort'day, No- For 1961 Event Six Monroe area men were nam- ed to positions of leadership of the 1961 Evergreen State Fair when directors met Oast Monday. Mon- roe's lqobert H. Follis -- at the helm of the fair for years and years -- was re-named president- manager. Walter A. Bourdage was re-elect- ed treasurer, and the amendment of fair association by-laws added the n;ames of Charles Taylor and Ewalt "Hap" Schrag as second and third vice-presidents respectively. New directors named included Ralph Minor and Dan McDonald. Other officers elected were Walt Precht of .Everett, first vice-presi- dent; Paul Hollomon, also Everett, secretary; and Ted Britton Of Sno- homish, director. f Peace Lutheran Ch. Thanksgiving Drive Is For World's Needy vember 21; consequently, the deadline for both news and advertise- ments will be 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19. This new publication &/te---for one week only--is to nfake possible an earlier delivery of your Monitor prior to the Thanksgiving holidays. It will bring the latest grocer ads for "turkey bird" shoppers plus announcement of Thanksgiving church services and other special events planned for the long Thanksgiving holiday. Hospital Heads Talk Bond Sale, Prepare For January 1 Take Over Meeting with a representative of Foster and Marshall, Seattle invest- ment bankers Tuesday evening, the Commissioners of the Skykomish valley hospital district discussed the issuance and sale of the voter approved general obligation bonds, and decided the bonds shod be retired over a twenty-year period. The bond maturity chart worked out by Foster and Marshall for the district shows the first bonds to be called in 1963 with a bond retire- ment and interest schedule requir- ing payments of about $29,000 ,an- nually, based upon a 4% interest rate. None of the bonds will be callable before maturity since this feature would put a slight interest penalty on the 'bonds. Discussing bond r.ates in recent sales of this type of security, Wil- liam Rae of Foster and Marshall told the commission that interest rates on offerings during the past month or so have ranged between 3.08% and 3.64% for school district and municipal bonds. The commissioners 'have asked the Seattle firm to submit their of- fe for the bonds at the next meet- ing of the board which will be held Members of Peace Lutheran Church are gathering clothing and food for the world's needy qas a Thanksgiving drive for relief. The drive will end on Thanksgiving day. The Rev. Werner H. Kuntz, exec- utive secretary, Lutheran board of world relief has urged' all mem- bers and friends to gather cloth- ing and $426,500 in cash to buy food and provide transportation for the food and clothing to carry on this year's relief work. Locally Peace Lutheran Church is a collection station or these items, Rev. Martin C. Stuebe, church pastor said. Valleyites Richer By $16,000 Thanks To Bank Christmas Club ed in the mails today, Thursday, is $15,954.41. This represents 156 accounts or members, he said. The 1961 Christmas club gets un- derway immediately offering bank patrons means of saving or next Christmas. Depositors in the dub receive the current rate of interest, three per cent--the maximum al. owable for national banking insti. tutions, Brown pointed out. Valleyites are richer this week by nearly $16,000.00 thanks to their membership in the Monroe Branch of the First National Bank of Ev- erett's Christmas club. Hence val- leyites have become officially arm- ed with a whopping sum for Yule- tide giving. Monroe branch bank manager W. Joseph Brown Jr. said that the actual amount which will be plac- December 6. If the board feels at that time that the offer is not satis- factory, they will then proceed with 'a public-sale of the bonds. Meanwhile, the commissioners will prepare for a January 1 take- over of the hospital arranging the final details of the purchase of the property from the county in Decem- ber. The commissioners have set a target date of March 1 for the con- struction bid call and conferences with their architect will ,begin 'ran- mediately so that working drawings may be prepared Sor prospective bidders. In additfon to essential remodel- ing the present hospital at an esti- mated cost of $122,000, a new sur- gery-and obstetrical delivery room is planned as an addition to the ex- isting structure, releasing space in the present structure {or the addi- tion of hospital beds. Rodney Boddington, district legal adviser told the commission that the final results of the bend dec. tion are still unknown since all the votes have not yet been tallied by the county auditors office, but sam- pling the results from various pre- cincts in the district showed a favorable vote-substantially above the required 60%. All members of the commission were present at the meeting which was held in the town hall in Sultan. basic training school at Fort Lewis. Foxton and Haw went through the "resident-type" program, liv- ing in Army barracks at Fort. Lew- is and taking their m, eals at the officer's mess. The intensified pro- gram originated in 1949 ,and includes over 100 hours of classroom and field training. The basic school holds sessions twice each year, in the Spring and again in the Fall. Aside from Foxton and Haw the following area lawmen were also in attendance: 1st Lt. Robert L. Mac- kechney, provost marshall, Paine Field; William A. Tarbet of the Arlington Police Department; Wil- liam C. Trenko of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department; John G. Faulkner of .the Marysvile Po- lice Department; Dale Robert Pope of the Everett. Police Department; Sgt. Floyd F. Poage of the Sno- homish Co. Sheriff's office, C h i e f Floyd L. Clark of ,the Coupeille Police Department; I)ae B. Wood of the Mt. Vernon Police Depar> ment.; Lewis A. Willis of the Ana- cortes Police Department; 0. R Zamzow of the Skagit County Sher. iff's office and Gene Gillette of the Edmonds Police Department.. Bazaar A wards WillBeMade This Friday Grand prizes in St. lVary's Par- ish's annual bazaar, held last Sat- urday, will be presented f]lowing selection of winners at 7 p.m. this Friday at the parish hall, announc- es Father James J. Mc Greal. The fawards presentation is open to the general public. Postponement of the presenta- tions was brought about by the un- timely passing of Mrs. Mabel Putts who was stricken fatally while in attendance at the bazaar. Grand prizes include a Fairchild Cinephonic camera and projector, plus accessories, valued at over $500; a heavy duty power work- shop; and a luggage ensemble. Participants neel not be present to be eligfile for the presentations. Borlin Dinner By Kiwanis Slated Tonite Tickets for a Kiwanis club spon- sored banquet to honor Allan Ber- lin, Monroe high school tacher and Future Farmers of America advisor, are on sale here this week. The "recognition dinner" will be held this evening. The general public is invited ancl announcement has been made that tickets will ,be available at the door of the elementary school, Dickinson Road, where the dinner will be held. and other law enforcement agen- cies this week are seeking infor- mation as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Lloyd McCaffery, 46, North Kelsey St., who was reported miss- ing by her husband November 10. Mrs. McCaffery, who is well known by many of this communi- ty, was described by Monroe chief of police Charles Hill as being five- feet, three inches in height, 125 pounds, as having dark hair and brown eyes with a medium com- plexion. She was reportedly wear- ing grey slacks when last seen and treated the evening of October 31 by a Monroe physician and sur- geon. She h,as been in ill health for several weeks. Anyone having information as to the whereabouts of Mrs. McCaf- fery is asked to advise the Men- roe Police Department immediate- ly. Game Dept. Reminds Of Special Dates October 31 -- Most waters of the state closed to fishing. A few re- mained open until November 15, or until November 30, or even the year around. Check your fish- ing pamphlet to be certain be- fore you go fishing. November 2 --'General buck deer season closed in western Wash- ingtoa. November 6 -- General buck deer season everywhere dosed. Bulk of either-sex deer and controlll deer hunts also closed. Either-sex hunt in area 2-O and orchard damage control hunt in designat- ed area open. Quail, pheasant and grouse also closed to hunting on this date. November 16- All elk hunting closed except limited either-sex and cant.rolled hunts on designat- ed areas which remain open into January, November 19  Opening of second half of pheasant and quail hunt for eastern Washington. Opening of ate deer season for Pend Orei)le, Stevens and part of SPO- kan county. November 20 -- Opening of 1-4 day either-sex deer seasons in imit- ed areas. Opening of 2-day con- trolled elk hunt in areas 4B, 4D, 4F, and 4G. December 4- Winter steelhead season opens. Additional notes -- Chukars and Hungarian partridge remain open in eastern Washington, with extend- ed seasons in some ,counties con- tinuing until the end of December. All season dates are shown in the fishing and hunting pamphlet which sportsmen may obtain from local license vendors. Bor]in ecently xas awarded an honorary American Farmer degree C ity M --the highest bequest that the FFA ommun eet Sr. Class Play bestows to non-members. g F Special guests invited to attend On Education are Mr. and Mrs. William Kosters, Comin riday South Snohomish County dairy fam- ily of the year, and the Coy Broth-In The Mill Final preparations for Friday night's presentation of the senior class play, "You Can't Take It With You," were underway this week by members of that class at Monroe high school. The play, a comedy farce, will be performed for the pullic at 8 p.m., November 18, in the intermediate school audi- torium. The play concerns the story of ,a family trying not to keep up with the Jonses, believing in the phi- losophy that there is more to life than just getting and spending. Directing the play is Kurt. Kling- man, .assisted by Nadine Ingraham, student dircter, and her assistant, Patty Bond. Main characters in the cast in. elude Mary Donovan as Penny Sy- camore, Larry Barker as Paul Sy- camore, Harriett Ohlson s Effie Carmichael, Phillip McOaffery as Ed Cmznichel, Jim ager as Mar- '(Continued on page 5) ers families, North King County dairy family of the year. The air is taking the place of the ,annual farm-city week, and is under that goup's agricultural com- mittee chairmanned by Carl Garey. E.J;C. Insrucor Will Be 3-R Club' Gues Day Speaker Monday Guest day is slated next Monday, November 21, by members of the 3-R Club. Club members and their guests will meet at the home of Mrs. Earnest Lidell, 309 Lewis St., at 8 p.m. Mrs. Esther Mceeley, an Eng- lish instructor at Everett Jtmior College, will ,be guest speaker. The former exchange teacher to Nor- way will talk of her experiences and show lides. 'Rev. Ellen Bradley Day' Announced Members and friends will gather at the First Congregational ,church Sunday morning, November 20, in honor of ',Rev. Ellen P. Bradiey Day," a tribute to Mrs. Bradley. BACK HOME AGAIN--Harry Ingalls this week is hack at for her many years of service, pas- 109 W. Main St. where he orginally pened Ingalls Realty tor of the church, Rev. Earnest several years ago. Ingalls was literally forced to flee the old Lidell announced this week. A committee assisted by Walter Smith Bldg. which was razed by fire last July 12. Now--aRer Camp, moderator, is planning the a stint in temporary quarters in the Hallan Bldg.--Ingalls is service for the day, of which Ken- back home again and ready to serve you and yours in the neth Sehilaty  be master of realm of "farms-acreage-residentlal, commercial and industrial ceremonies. In charge of the re- properles-.--trmanclng, ception to be held in the .church h,all following the service is Mrs. Louise Webb. Mrs. Bradley came to the Mon- roe church in 1937, after serving churches in Montana. She was the minister of the church for twenty years, giving freely of her time to the work of the church and to the commnnity. Mrs. Bradley's children, M i s s Gwen Bradley of Olympia and her son, Dr. James Bradley of Fresno, California, are expected to be pl'es- eat for the celebration. In a routine session last Thurs. day evening Monroe Board of Ed- ucation directors made plans for conferences for teachers and the community, each on "the theme, "Looking Forward," and announced sale of surplus equipment and oth- er materials. In addition, directors heard spec- ial reports on social sciences by teachers from the high school and made plans to attend the share directors' meeting in Seattle De- cember 1 and 2. To strengthen the local science program directors slated a science fair for Monroe in March or April and then ocal participation in the county science fair held annuflly in Everett. The two conferences scheduled will be similar to the ones held last year with authorities from the field of education invited to lead the sessions held in cooperation with the P-TA and other groups. The Teachers' Conference is sched- uled from 2 to 5 p.m. on December 7 and the Community Conference is planned for sometime in Janu- ary. "and I quote" "The phrase 'temporary ax' has replaced Methuselah as a symbol of ,longev]ty."--Robevt N. Taylor. "What the man who hs every- thing needs is help wi:h the pay- ratts."--Maurice Seitr. Armed landitry gets short rift in Monroe, Washington. A lone bandit, who hit Safeay Stores, Inc. here last night, was in custody this morning, according to chief of police Charles Hill. Up in a county jail identification line-up today, but named as the holdup man by Mrs. V. E. Hewitt, Safeway cashier, last night following apprehension was Julius Donner, 49. When taken into custody Donner was in possession of what was believed to be Safeway monies plus a carton of Camel cigarettes marked with a Monroe Safeway stamp. The bndit struck shortly before 7 p.m., Hill said. He threatened Mrs. Hewitt with a "pocketed gun" (a weapon was never shown)taking money and a carton of cigarettes from her'cashier station. He then fled afoot. Deputy Pat Griffin, Monroe Police Department, and Safe- why employees making a hasty check of Monroe Shopping Center where Safeway is located, learned that a man answer- ing their description was the driver of a '52 Buick. Hill and Griffin and sheriff's deputies took it from there scouting the countryside. Donner was eventually apprehended leaving a service station on U. S. Highway 99, south of Everett. Sheriff's deputies were unable to find a gun but had reason to believe the weapon had been ditched and the bandit's clothing claanged, possibly at his mother's home in Everett. Donner, by his own admission, has served 19 years in prison on "'bum raps" of rape and robbery. Thus the first armed robbery staged here in at least 15 years came to a screeching halt, the apparently experienced bandit barely making first base. Before Town Councilmen. ;. I j Merchants Seek Relief In Burn Warrant Case Several Monroe businessmenapparently agreeing to a fifty-fifty loss in the case of fraudulent Town 0f Monroe warrantsappeared before the council last week seeking indemnity for half of the loss they expect to sustain. Although mayor Robert H. Follis and councilmen expressed sympathy with the businessmen's overture it appeared that the town could not legally move in that direction. Landholders Lauded By Game Director "Gmne is abundant throughout the state this hunting season and the sportsmen's take should be high. As in past seasons, a great deal of the 1960 harvest will be due to the opening of private lands, providing the hunter access to game," said John A. Biggs, Direc- tor of the State .Game Department, today. "Most of the state's upland game birds are produced on private lands," Biggs said, ""and if such lands are closed to hunting, the harvest of birds such ,as the phea- sant is seriously reduced. "Landholders of Washington rec- ognize this situation, and the re- creational value of hunting, and un- der the Farmer-Sportsmen pro- gram of the ame Department have generously opened their land to hunters this year." Pheasant hunting has been ,good thus far this season according to Game Department reports and the second half of the split season on pheasants and quail in eastern Washington counties, which opens on November 19, should provide equally good results. Hunter conduct while in the field has also been excellent had it is hoped that hunters will be equally courteous in the second half of the bird season. "While the trend toward more open land is evident this' year, it is also clear that the .trend can only be Upported by the activities of the hunters," according to Biggs. "It is up to the individu, al sports- man to maintain the trend by show- ing landholders that hunrs will respect private property, and con- duct th'mselves as guests should while hunting on another man's land," Biggs said. In the end result town attorney Joseph H. Smith, who emphasized that Monroe could not legally share in the loss, was directed to spell out the dilemma to sta.e attorney general John J. O'Cennell and so- licit O'Connell's opinion as to what, if any, course lies open for town officials. The graudulent warrants were is- sued by a former town clerk in the amount of some $7,500. When the crime was finearthed, the state at, torney general, acting on behalf of the town, collected in full from the last endorser, that being the First National Bank of Everett. At hat time, O'Connell let R be known that .the bank's recourse rested with prior endorsers, whereupon the bank offered, to share, fgty- fifty, the loss with prior endorsers (primarily looal businessmen.). Undoubtedly the strongest sup- port businessmen obtained from lo- cal governmen,t was that from the mayor. Fol,lis was of the opinion that his predecessor and council- men in office at that time were in some measure negligent in not ob- serving the issuance of the fraudu- lent documents. He claimed that the government officialS prior to his .administration .were .negligent in not reading the council's official minutes or paying attention to oth- er public documents, either of which "would have disdosed the ex- istence of the faudulent warrants. Neither Smith nor George Buffer, the latter of whom was a member of the council referred to by Fol- iis, shared in' the mayor's indict- merit. In defense of Buffer's denial of negligence, Mrs. P. P. Cooley pointed out that town minutebooks were not available during the form- er clerk's tenure. - t Smi.th said Eatly that ormev town officials had no been neg- lectful, bolering his statement by pointing out that proper municipal corporation procedure w being followed at. that time. Roughly this is the way Smith answered Allin Finlayson, spokes- man for the businessmen. He ex- plained that merants, for the (Continued On Pge 8:) Christmas Decorations, Contest For Home Lighting Now Underway Christmas decorations for the Town of Monroe will be placed Sunday, November 27, Rod Sewell, joint clubs committee president announced this week. Sewell said that decorations are now being completed and final plans made fo the annual Christmas home lighting contests as wdl. Judging for the lighting contest will be Friday, December 23. Those wishing to take part in the lighting contest and compete for the three prizes of $25, $15 and $I0 are asked to drop a card to the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Box 592, Monroe. Ifi addition to the home contest, a commerdal decorations judg- ing will be made, with the perpetual plaque going to the winner in the business district. Workers erecting decorations on the 27th will be served breakfast, served by the Eagles Auxiliary, at the Eagles Hall, N. Lewis St., 6:30 to 8 a.m.