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I i .NEWSSTANDS lk PER COPY SIXTY-FIRST YKAR T,HI00 mOIIROE m0nl00TOR " S MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTONTHUR DAY, DECEMBER 15, 1960 NUMBER 46 { " i i i! B L : / !!} . m " J_ , At Valley Churches: "[C) MnreMasnicL seAnnunces@R@cor f00rt---I | ||$t|! Ugh, ill V Children&apos;s Christmas Par00/ Due Saturday T diti 'IS i "ff eIll All children of, the community are invited to attend the annual ra ona ervices ..,. ns.a_...on Thi Christmas party thn Saturday, December 1 7, sponsored by Monroe s [Aloncj the D['c].([ joint clubs--Kiwanis andLions Clubs, Junior Chamber of Commerce PI d F Ch open installation of officers for Monroe Masonic Lodge No. 160 and the Eagles 2327 F.O.E. anne or ristmas F. & A. M., instituted in 1907 is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday, Decem- Santa Claus will be a special party guest with treats for all Undoubtedly the most exciting stee]head yarn of .the week, and maybe the res of the season, re- volves ,about ,a youngster at is about so high, goes maybe 100 periods and goes by the name of Jim Dennis, age 13. Hearsay'.lets it be known that Jim snagged on- to a 15 pounder over thee weekend. A terrible, terrible battle took place. The mighty and .contrary hammerhead took the bit in the mouth and made off downstream at a tremendous Clip, Jim afollow- ing, struggling, fighting his way along the bank, over deadfalls and tmderbrua. A tong time ])ater nd nearly a half mile downstream Jim, who by this time was covered with cuts, bruises, and mud, brought the 'beast to gaff: Jim's hooking the ammerhead in the south end may well have contributed to'the remarkable dash. Lm'ry and LaVerne Nasn:mn en- joying smoked steeile thanks to 'Art Brnughton who knows his way along th Skykomish--Jim Hart in. for ,a moment which reminds that he nailed a whale of a buck while hunting with Jess Warren & Co., which includes Ray Fox, over Mon- tana way--weather was like spring, Warren relates--The Tom Sullivans, Mrv Boyes, Gus Mustonens and Paul Wagner beginning the trend toward home Christmas decora- tions. River went muddy this day (Mon- day) which was sufficient .to stop Tony DeRooy, but not Levio Ot- tini who went out and nailed a pair--Bob Schuler home from .hos- pital and hot for the river. Well, .congratulations .to Billy Dahll, 13, who hooked, fought and brought to gaff his very first steel- head Just Saturday--the catch was made on Billy's second steelhead- ing jaunt---the catch went a hefty ten pounds, very sizable f this season or any other. Just did ,a Lewis St. bridge check and found Heavy Kors]und just out for the exercise .and Charlie Righ- etti a man who knows s onions. Barrach Group Learns Charter Is In OHing The rtewly formed barracks, Vet- eans of World War I, .at Monroe, has just received word from 'nation- al headquarters, that charter is be- ing issued, ,and the number assign- ed the new barracks is 2377. At a meetir, g held last Sat.urday evening there as a good. turnout :of members as well as visitors from Marysville and Everett bar racks, according to commander Er- nest E. Gore. - A number of ladies from the Mon- roe vic.ity were present, signed the charter application and are anxious to get eir ,auxiliary under way. District president, Anna Anderson, who is assisting the new auxi, liary, was present, as well las Dept. senior vice pres., Nora Gore, and guests from Everett and Marysville aux- iliaries. The next scheduled meeting of Monroe barracks is January 14 at Eagles Hall. " Before Rod, Gun Club... ber 16 at Monroe' Masonic Temple Harold W Fankhauser will be in- stalled worshipful master. " Other officers lated for instal- lation are W. B. John Frommer, senior warden; Edwin Schvartz, junior warden; H. Jim Hart, treas- urer; Frank Kitlien, secretary; Or- rin L. Morse, chaplain; Norman Burslern, marshall. Donald R. Comstoek, senior dea- con; Donald R Smith, juhior den- con; Charles Hill, senior s.tewrd; Roy M. Wiley, junior steward; and Ed Hagedorn, .tyler. 21he program will include a vocal solo by Donald B. Fankhauser ac- companied by Mrs. Harold Funk-" ,hauser. The charg to the lodge will be given by Richard R. Micheau, past master of Monroe lodge. Installing officers will be Clif- ford K. Fankhauser of Monroe Lodge, master; Karl E. Fanldmuser of Alpha Lodge No. 212, marshall; Robert E. Fanlebauser of /Epha Lodge, chaplain; Marvin H. Fank- luihser, Alpha Lodge, secretary; and 'Mrs' Harold Fankhauser, or- ganist. Christmas Lite Contest Judging Set For Dec. 23 Monroe area residents, and busi- nessmen, are reminded this week hat judging for tim annual Christ- mas ighting contest will be hold Friday, December 23. Those desir- ing to enter the contest are asked to mail a post card to the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Box 592, Monroe. Prizes will be awarded on 'the basis of decoration of doorways and windows only, although sponsors urge residents to carry their decor- ,ations out throughout their prolter- ty. Decorations should also be based on one .theme only, to be carried o in both doorway and window. The three prizes offered home- owners are $25, $15 and $10, respec- tively. In the business district, a perpe- tual plaque will be awarded for the mast attractive commercia decor- ations. The contest is sponsored by thd" joint clubs cemmittee, headed by president Rod Sewelll', .and has be- come an annual :affair ver the past several years. 9 Ghmmlll s Frosh PUD Approves $12 Million Budget For '61 A budget of $12,121,792 was ap- proved for e year 1961 by the Snohomish County Public UtilRy District Commissioners. In presanting the budget, A. S. J. Steele, Manager, emphasized the importance of maintaining, the dis- tribution facilities in good operating condition and keeping pace with future growth, The capital expendi- tures follow the District's long- range plan. Expenses and taxes fol, ow the normal upward trend, ac- cording .to Steele. Income from Sales of Electric Energy and othex miscellaneous in- come for 1961 are estimated to reach $11,595,925, an increase of $394,046 over the amount budgeted in 1960. Estimated expenditures tot- al $12,121,792, .an incoase of $182,- 836 over the preceding year. Income from Sales of Electric Energy ,and miscellaneous income, plus oash on hand from previous years earnings will adequately cov- er the 1961 budgeted expenditures. The total electric construction bud- get of $3,817,375 is slightly less than Past year ,and includes carry- over items amatming to $329,700 The major carry-over items are completion of the Lake Stevens to Monr tansmission line, $108,000, and a 10,000 Kva Mobile substation, $150;000 New items include Snohomish substation No. 2 conversion $150, 000; a new substation and cormect- ing lines to be loeated north and west of'Marysville, $318,0O0; ,a new substation to be located in the Sil- ver Lake area, $50,000. (Trans- formers are to be transferred from Snohomish substation No. 2). A new office planned for Edmonds, $95,000; Everet substation additions, $85,000. A ota of $2,075,000 was allOCated for meters and inst.allation, trans- formers .and installation, added load, new business and line extensions. Following the pattern of previous years the large singl,e item budget- ed is for purchased power,-amount- ing to $3,940,000, which is $150,000 over the previous year. The Dis- trict, purchases all its power re- quirements from Bonneville Power Administration. Next in lin among the expenditures is $1,801,933 for labor. To meet the requirements of the Bond Resdlution $1,133,852 is allowed for principral and interest youngsters attending the 1 p.m. event at the intermediate school audi- torium, W. Main St. Seattle Magic Ring will be on hand with magic for entertain- ment. Rod Sewell is in charge of party arrangements. II Interviews Unnerve Kidnap Victim More So Than Abortive Caper Appearing unshaken from her experience of being kidnapped and held for ransom Wednesday morning, Hazel Oelrich, 17 year old daughter of Sultan banker George Oelrich, seemed far'more un- nerved by her nearly five hours of intensive interrogation by police, sheriff's deputies, .the F;' B. l., and interviews by newspaper reporters, radio and television l:pleVwho came in a steady parade from shortly after her return'loae about l0 a.m., driving the kidnap car. Pete Hamberg Wins $35.00 On Lucky Buck Pete Hamberg, Park Place, came out of Larry's Food Store and Irv- ing's Market last Saturday richer by $35.00 thanks to the current holler dollar series It follows then that this week's holler dollar is worth $49.00, and wil, remain so until Wednes@ay noon at which time it halves for the remainder of the week. Hamberg, a resident of this area since 1910, is an employee of Moun- tain Meadow Nursery. School Boards Set Legislative Program For '61 ,Sale  surplus' scimol district properties by bid :and the issuance of a contract for garbage disposal were orders of business of the Mon- roe Board of Education m eting here last. Thursday evening. In other business, directers .agreed to a date of January 16 for the annual community conference on education. George Stansfield, Sultan, was high bidder Sor a T-9 tractor and a generator unit. He agreed to lay the district $1.001 for the tractor .and $125 for the generator. Moore Sa/les, Monro% submitted Hazel said that she hind received a telephone call from a man who asked for her father, and she told him that 'he had left for work. The call was received ,about 8:15 as she was l"eparing to go to school which is located opposite he Oel- rich home in Sultan. About ten minutes later a man came to the front door and asked for aer father and she told' him ,that he had gone to work and he asked if ,he could eave a note. He followed her into the house and sat. and printed out a note regarding a rental house, placing a Sultan 1one number for Mr. Oelrich to call. She then accom1anied him to the door and he turned around pointing a hunting knife at her oreing her into a bedroom nearby. There he quietly explained to her what he intended to do and laid out the .kidnap and ransom plan, directing her to go out and get into his car carrying her school books so as not to raise suspicion. He ordered her to lay down and stay out of sight until they were on the highway. They headed to- ward Monroe and a phone booth in the Texaco station on the highway at Lewis street where he directed her to cal*l her father at. the bank in Sultan. She told 'her father that she had been kidnapped "and he was then told by her abductor tlat he would have to leave $25,000 in the phone beo within 20 minutes, and that he was being watched if he made a false move. They completed the conversation with Oelrich and got back into the car and drove to the opposite end of Monroe where he got out of the ,Oar and told her to drive to Ev- erett; that she would be followed, and that as soon as she had cross- ed the railroad viaduct that she could go then wherever she wanted, Monroe church groups will celebrate the Christmas season with a variety of traditional services and programs this year beginning Sunday, December 18, for many and ending with special worship services on Christmas day. The public is invited to attend these special services. Skykomish Protestant "The Gates of Christm/as" will be the theme for the Christmas pro- gram at the Skykomish Protestant Church on Sunday, December 18, at 7 p.m. The junior and senior high school young people will present the .play, "The Key To Life," as a part of the program. Directors for the pro- gram are the church Sunday school teachers. They are Mrs. Dorothy Walls, Mrs. Jim Nation, Miss Diane Tas- ley, Mrs. Gladys Sullivan, Wayne Hotchkiss, David Mai and the Rev. and Mrs. Willirarn' Mai. AssemblyO f God A phy, "The' Perfect Gift," will be given as a part of the Evangel Tabernacle, Assembly of God, an- nual Christmas program this Sun- day evening, December 18, at 7:30 p.m. The program will include pieces by the younger members, special music, and a young people's choir. The morning worship service at 11 a.m. will feature the lev. and Mrs. Joseph Pyatt, missionaries. Pyatt will be the morning speaker. His wife is a former Monroeite, Dorothy Holmes. Methodist The Rev. Forrest D Tibbitts will use as his sermon topic Sunday morning, December 18, "The Lord's Requirement." Morning worship is at 11 a.m. The church choir will present a Christmas cantata, "The epherd's Chrisnas," at. 7:30 p..m. Sunday evening, December 18. Mrs. Wal- lace Pearson is choir director and Mrs. Burton Countryman, organist. The cantata program will include Christmas carol singing and a flute solo by. Jane-Jeltison.. ,lloilRs for the cantata will ,be Mrs. H. It. Fre- waldt, O. L. "Morse, Harold Fank- hauser, "Miss Cleone Lorang, E. J. Schrag and' Miss Nancy Country- mall. Duet numbers will be presented by Mrs. Norman Hartzell and Mrs Thomas Marsden. Trio members will be Miss Jane Jellison, Miss Deanna Hegewald and Miss Joy Marsden. The church school program and party is sated for Friday evening, December 23, .and a Christmas eve payments. Taxes follow the in- the high bids for a Yale hoi and that she would be free. communion service is planned. a pump nit. They were $55.55 ,and She said that she did not observe Best Twin 35 21 creased trend in revenues and are - expected to reach $686,430. These $22.22 respectively, anyone following her and drove in Country Mennonite taxes are paid to school districts, A tota of seven individuals and an erratic manner so as to attract "The Song and the Star," a Christ- Coach Dick Gemrnill's Monroe fresh basketlall team continued their winning ways last week by dumping Twin City 35-21. Denny Schuler .and Mike C, arlson, with 12 .and 10 points respectively, paced ,the fresh quintet. Monroe got off 'to a fast start earning a 10-4 quarter-time adcan- <Continued on page 5) Election, State Council Report Due An election of officers and a re- port on the most recent meeting of the Washington State Sports Cun- cfl will be principal orders of busi- ness at ,a quarterly session of the Monroe Red & Gtm dub next Mon- day. Club president J. D. Warren Peace Lutheran At Peace Lutheran Church a Sun- day school program practice ses- sion is slated from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 17, in prepar-. ation for the Christmas eve serv- ice phnned by the grolP. Sunday School is scheduldd at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, December 18, with Holy Communion planned for the 11 a.m. morning worship. The sermon topic will be "There Is None Other Name." The church young people wilt go Christmas cardl,'ng at 7 p.m. with plans to visit church "shtit-ins." Mid-week advent vespers are scheduled at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21. Christian Reformed A Ctristmas party for church youth is scheduled at 3 p.m. Thurs- day, December 22, at the home of Miss Mary Jane Vos, Sultan. Other special Cristmas services at. the Monroe Christian leformed Church will include a Christmas program on Friday, December 23, a 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Christmas worship service on Christrcas day .and a choir cantata Christmas eve- ning. Mission Covenant A church decorating party is scheduled at the Mission Covenant church this 'Friday evening, Decem- ber 16, at 7 p.m under direction of the Covermnt Daughters. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Decem- her 17, a Christmas program prac- tice is slated in preparation for the 7:30 p.m. Ou'istmas program on December 18. Theme for the program will be "2he Gates of Christmas." Mrs. Bob Vira is di- rector and the choir will sing. Parts of the program will .be presented by the Sunday school classes. The annual Julotta service is planned for Christmas eve ,at the church. t Church of the Nazarene A Sunday school Christmas pro- gram directed by Mrs. Earl Sand- quist will be presented Wednesday, December 21, at the Church of the Nhzarene. The program is sched- uled at 8 p.m. First Congregational ,,The joy of Christmas" will be urges all members to be in attend- ,anee. The gathering will get under- way ,at 8 ,p.m. at the Eagles Hal, N. Lewis St. Election of officers will include the posts of president., vice-presi- dent and secretary. Marine Pfc. Dennis A. Pfeiffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn Pfeiffer of Monroe, is congratulated by his Battalion Commander, Lt. Cot. J.- A. Conway, upon receiving a Marine COrps "Dress Blue" uni- form, Nov. I0,* { Leatherneck Magazine awards the uniform, during recruit grad- uation at the Marine ,Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Calif., to out- standing Marines in recruit training. cities :and other tax-supported dis- triets .in Snohomish County and to the State of WasSington. Normal growth increases are shown in the .budgets for the Bev- erly Park, Lake Stevens and Sun- nyside Water Systems. Included in the Beverly Park budget, is $28,500 o rebuild and improve the system on Cady Road between Madison and Peck's Drive. According to P. M. Black, Presi- dent of the Board of Commission- ers, "Thds is the first budget since the $7{)0,000 vats reduction effec- tive June 1, 1960, and ,as was antici- pated it has not been necessary to curtail budgeted expenditures. The prospects for 1961 look very en- couraging for the light and power business. It is estimated 3,000 new customers will be connected to our lines. In order to build and man- tain electric facilities to meet ,all. power demands and give our cus- tomers the best possible electric service the continued expenditure of large sums of money is neees- salT." businesses sttbmitted bids. William Vos, who operates the Monroe Garbage Collection Agency, was contracted at $60 ner m"nh to dispose of he district's garbage. Game Dept. Tdls nf Steelie Catch The lack of rain which helned make this year's winter fishin attention or invite arrest. She told how, on her return trip e drove through Snohomish at a high rate of speed, hoping to be picked up, but that she didn't see a police car. She stopped at the railway crossing where e was approach- ed by Norman Walcker of Startup who told hey that he knew that she had been abducted and directed her to priced to Sultan. Mean- whi/le he called ,ahead to Mrs. Oel- rich at the Sultan bank to tell her that Hazel was free and on her way home. When her father at the Sultan mas cantata, will be presented at 7:30 ,p.m. this Sunday, December 18, at the Countr Mennonite Church. The Rev. Norman D. Ber- gen will direct.the cantata and Mrs. Tony Broers wil be pianist. A special Christmas eve service is planned with morning worship slated for 11 a.m. on Christmas day. ,First Mennonite Parts of Handel's Messiah will be given t 8 p.m. Sunday, Decem- ber 18, at the First Mennonite the 11 a.m. sermon topic the Rev. Earnest Lidell will use for e morning worship service at the First Congregational Church Sun- day, December 13. The junior choir will sing a French carol, "Carol of the Flowers." New members will .be received into the church December 18 and a coffee social will follow morn- ing worship. A special evening White Gift service is slated December 18 at 7:30 p.m. This service will be pre- sented by the junior-senier depart- ments of the church school, the junior choir, high school choir and the adult choir. The program will ,begin with a play, "The Lights of Christmas," Jaycee Quintet Beats Edmonds Mom'oe' Junior Chamber of Com- merce baskethal team collected their second win of the season by downing .the Edmonds JaFcoes by a whooping 58-32 score Tuesday evening. The local team, coached by Dave Ni,iner .and his assistant Norm B,rsm, were playing, their sec- ond len,ue gam e in the District 16 ],on le. High oint men' for he local boontrs were Norm Felix with 22 noints and Jim S%uckv with 12. P}v in the district iaue wil remme after the ho]idw, how- ev,r Uwnouts for the loeM 'team wl continue on Tuesday evenings in the intermediate school gym throughout the (laristmas season. ooener such a success aaused most rivers of western Waineon to dron and clear last week, making fishing diffict, Weekend rains came too late to help much, how- ever, steelhead fishermen had ,ood success on many streams, ports the State Dept. of Game. In northwestern Wlashinon the Nooksaek was low and clear. A check of 154 anlers showed 9 steel- head and 5 cutthroat taken. On the Sauk 73 persons checked had 5 steel,head and 8 Dolly Varden. The Skagit, qow and dear, was slow fishing below the forks of the lower river. A cheek durin the week of 305 anglers showed 70 steelhead caught. Seattle region steelheading was good.during the week on the north fork of the Stillaguamish river. A check of 186 fishermen showed 51 fish taken--13 of these marked fish released from Game Department natural rearing ponds at Blue Slough. On the Snoqualmie river during the weekend 122 anlers checked had taken 16 fish. The Skykomisth was also good--129 fishermen check- ed had taken 1.1 steelhead. On the Sammamish a check of 65 angers showed a of 6 fish. At Salmon Bay ,qturday, one steel- head was checked amou 69 fi4n: ermen--and 14 steelbead ,were . the.eked off. Golden Garden. "Wlmn you were young, bandits and brigands ran mobs and tribes. Now they rule nations."--Detroiter. Tnk received the call from Hazel and the kidnapper, he said he didn't have $25,000 and the kidnap- per made it plain that he didn't want Oelrich's money but that of the bank. Oelrich countered saying that there was not that much money in the bank and made an offer of $500. Oelrich was told at this was inJ adequate and after bugling in an effort to stall for time, he .finally am'eed to pick up what he could, and leave it in the uhone booth with'in the 20 minutes time allotted. Oelrich then called, the Snoho-' mish County Sheriff's office for as- sistance and they dispatched Un- dersheriff Deacy to stake out lle lone booth. Oelrlch then got in touch with the. P.U.D. office *in Monroe and gested to Norman Wolf that he send one of his linemen to watch the 'booth for the pick-tin man since he felt that he would beat the sheriff to Monroe. Wolf sent lineman Bob Bear of St/ltan to the scene and he pretended to splice wire and watch. Oelrich said that he and Bear arrived at the scene about the sme with no sign of reco- n0on. Oelr]ch then vlsced ahnt $2.oo0 in the bone booth and left, goin toMonroe banl to it. The .abd,ctor did not evne back to the booth' and the sheriff's man Picked up" tle money later.' ' When Hazel arrived back at Su- tan she vfent directly to the bank (Continued on pe 5) Church. Dr. Dan Miller is choir director and Mrs. Sharon Unruh will be accompanist. A special Christmas eve service of poem, dialogue and song is al- so planned by the church. Wagner Sunday School Thursday, December 22, t h e Christmas program of the Wagner Union Sunday schoo will be pre- sented in cooperation with the Wag- ner Community Olub ,and .the Wag- ner Grange. The program is sched- uled at 81xm. tat the Wagner Com- munity Hall. Theme for the program will be "Christmas Choral Reading." Fair Receives "61 A llocation The" Evergreen State Fair Assn. will receive $13,350 in state monies for the 1961 event. The top of $15,350 went. to *Ya- lima's Central Washington Fair .w,hie the Washington State Jun- ior Dairy Show, Puyallup, is to re- ceive $14,025, the second largest amount. The money is derived from the state's share of the pari-mutual ceipts at state race tracks which totMed $362,200 this year. Forty.two airs ,and youth shows slmred in the allocations. .. directed by Mrs. Robert Wilcox. The young people of the depart- ment. will present the Nativity with narration after the play. The congregation will participate in the service by bringing "white" gifts for the Deaconess Children's Home in Everett. According .to the home director athletic equipment is needed. Oth- er gifts may include tooth paste, hair lotion, shampoos, combs, brush- es, soaps, food staples sfich" as sug- ar, jello, margarine, fruit juice, canned ruit. and vegetables. The junior choir directed by Mrs. Wlliam Leyde will sing "Praise to the (2n'ist Child" by Anna Hope, The high school choir will sing "Gesu Bambino" also directed by Mrs. Leyde. Mrs. Walter Moberg will direct the adult choir in pre- senting "Carol of the Shepherds," a Bohemian carol; "HiseUp Ear- ly." a Slorak carol; and "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light," by J. S. Bach. Monday evening, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. the primary depart- ment of the Congregational church school wll hold a Christmas party in the church hall. Parents and children will sing Christmas carols. Mrs. Kenneth Schllaty and son will present a Christmas story. Lidel plans ,to present the tradi- tions of Christmas in story as part of the program which will also in- elude a visit, from Santa Claus. P,freshments will be served ac- cording to Mrs. Warren Simon, de- pameat mtperten&at.