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December 11, 1958

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THETW m-uR-O-E W-HIT-OiiMn eMonitor, Tht~rsday, Dec.' ':-"9 Cllur ,Ch ir To SingSChl Washington State Traffic Deaths Nine traffic deaths occurred dur- into a funeral wreath--a heart- 0 S I i)oys I ing last week, one less than re- breaking occurrence during a time PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY 'Them corded during the corresponding intended to be so festive. , period in 1957. This brings the 1958 ......... Entered as Second-Olass Matter at the Post Office at Monroe, ess traffic death toll up to 514, sixteen Here are last week s staustms: " Washiatgton, under the Act of March 3. 1879. ' ILslb-i LMon:e' " S9 | more than recorded during the ......... 1958 1957 Offloial Papee of Town of Mon~e and Town of Skykomish A special service for the Christ- BrumUnLewi same ri at ear Trmncaeamsuurmg ~ ~~ ~ pe odls y . . or some ~ date appears ~nn your address mas season will" be presented . week ending Dec. 7 ..... 9 10 The rural areas of the state, so Traffic deaths durin- tag, you are thet'eby notified that the time for your subseziption was S u n d a y evening, December 21, far this year, have recorded 374 g paid, has expired, and renewal is solicited when combined c h o i r s from the traffic deaths, 3 less than recorded December ............. . 9 10 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, per year ................... $3.00 Outside Monroe. Skykomish an~: Snoqualmle Valleys, per year __$3.50 HOWARD VOLAND ............................................................... Editor WARD BOWDEN ........................................................................... Publisher Florence Acres News Notes Frank Wall, Miss Ethel Wall and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Arnold and two sons, all of Seattle, were Sun- day guests at the Irvin Wall home. The Rev. and Mrs. Abraham Un- ruh and family spent the weekend in Abbotsford, B.C. where they at- tended the wedding ef Sylvia Funk, daughter of their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Funk, Janet, who had gone up Thursday, was a brides- maid at the very lovely wedding and telephone lines down, necessi- tating careful driving. The Florence Acres Home Dem- onstration Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Bill Herston Thurs- day, December 18, for nine o'clock breakfast and Christmas party with exchange of gifts. Weekend guests at the Bill Wag- ner and Charles Wagner h o m e s were Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Berge, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Brown and Mr. various Monroe churches and the junior and senior high schools present Handel's Oratorio, "T h e Messiah." The choir, under the leadership of Wendall Carter, music instructor for Monroe schools and the Monroe Methodist church, is being sponsored by. the Monroe Ministerial Assn. The service will be held in the Methodist church at 7:30 p.m. the evening of the 21st. Mrs. Burton Countryman will preside at the or- gan, and Miss Carolyn Moellring at the piano. Pastor of the church, Rev. For- rest D. Tibbitts, extended an invi- tation to the public to attend. The evening prayer will be given by Rev. George Kopper, pastor of the First Mennonite church and presi- dent of the-MinisteriaLgroup ..... Kill The Brute (From Jan. ~.0, 1905 Monroe Monitor) "About 7 o'clock Friday morn- ing a good sized bear wandered across the Monroe bridge into town, and took the sidewalk down Lewis street. A number of the reddents on the south end of the Street saw the' animal and turned out to drive him down town, but he turned into Powell street. "When in front of Mrs. Hull's house, Archie Fausset met the animal and ran back to Mrs. Faussett's "house, where T o m Faussett and W. S. Perkins were just finishing brealdast. There being no gun in the house, Tom got an ax and Perkins got a pitch- fork, and Archie got a club, and last year. In the cries, however, Traffic deaths so far dur- 140 traffic deaths have occurred, ing this year ............ 514 498 an increase of 19 over last year's .~~ii 121 deaths. Pedestrians accounted for a third Monroe 4-H Herd / NI of last week's traffic deaths. In l --,r, oy. each instance, the pedestrian was Joins Ayrshire Testing | Guoronteed. walking in violation to state laws, which contributed to their deaths. The ages of the pedestrians killed ranged from 77 to 95 years old. This period of the year is ex- tremely adverse, particularly for pedestrians, and" requires greater attention on the part of both the driver and the person on foot. Disregarding a traffic light or sign accounted for another third of last week's deaths. Other violations reported were following too closely, failure to yield the right of way to a vehicle and speed too fast for conditions. Richard Boyden of Monroe, own- er of the &H herd of registered Ayrshires, has recently had his ap- plication for enrollment upon the Ayrshire Herd Test program ac- cepted by the Ayrshire Breeders' Association, Brandon, Vt. Boyden's 4-H herd becomes one of the 452 Ayrshire herds enrolled on this twice-a-day milking breed improvement program which was pioneered by the National Ayrshire Association over 30 years ago and has since been adolSted by all of MONROE ELECTRIC Office at Byron Hardware Monroe PYramid 4-3421 Home Snoimmlsh LOgaa 3-5072 GEORGE WRIGHT Monroe, Wash.