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s &apos; SNOHO;:,;U:-! COUN V e()RU( ............. . ....... L_A2..2 ................................. L_ 2.....L .2... _.2 ....... i _2_i ...... -..-_ .2 .................................................... i , /'hyt*::lY<.Z'l,ll,,;.,;,' ,r,l.,ee,.tttcie:t,,,.,',,,I,e,,2;?;l;;JJ;JI,!Im]lM]:,EIi,it:tltl, %I:;rhiiMt'EiiLiLMII*hhiIt ,k)iL LARGELY DETERMINED rca;{m, they muse have the financial  BY KIND OF WEATHER :ut)p'):'t of Lilt business interests as .? Thursd:w, 5::a}'ch 17, 1932 ......  ............ :. . ' '_..a_' ............................... . ......... -'t latium is called on to de[eat a na-] ABOUT BORROWERS iona] menace. [ Have your neighbors ew, r dropped Snohomish County Forctm tConoJidated with Lakesme News aud ,outh End News) Independent Weekly Ogan of Snohomish County Farm and Town >ublished every Thursday at Granite Falls, Snohomish County, Washington. W. C. Peer .............................................................................. Publisher SUBSCRIPTION RATt.']S--One yctr, $1.50 in #dvanee; outside Snghomish County in U. S. A. $2.00. A I) V EIi,'f r. 'jII..: G i<,',. T I::E,- -.. ) N ,pplication. Canada or ......... w.:li a'; /Zo.d will I "The kind of soil we have m any Few newspaper publishers make !ocality is determined o a larLe ex- more 1,ban a comfortab:e living and  tent by the kind of weather it exper- scarcely one is reported wealthy from iences," states Dr. L. (5. WheeLing, .,,neS' m:,.;c in the newspaper busi- associate, in soi!s a the,, .%ate college, nes,;. They deserve u) be trusted and i'lcxperimcnt station. It has been to be undersood ,by the peopteit is ; :-mid that :.'otis produced under dif- the e(tiLor ana not the plant that.  . .. i ' "  ferent chmatc c,endltlons vary con-lrnakes ,a newspaper useful in a com- '! sidera,bly and their value and produc-!reunify, though a liberal patronage . o]vness a c.,tLel5 conncct:ed wth the'.t: ne:'css, ary ff the paper is to be a  ':.d )1' ",,rda''e ill which they. have :-r d{t r, be city.--West Springlield Entered as serond-dass mal;ter November 10, 1't2, at the Post Oice at Granite Falls. Washindton, under the Act of March 3, - I b'-79. ' Ili,gitll$1itll:;tllltlllllltttiltnl!t,:llili!iiIll t;EIlil,',t ttr, llt,; llltlli',',i;llll2]llltllli:ii}]lllttlililillliilr li m!lt!Illl[littlt}lll!!lililIc<!!il;!l ';lliltillflll?t;lillitll!tlt!llI$1111111}llll? ,, "Petitions in boots" have materially reduced local taxes in Minnesota counties, townships and school districts. President Hoover has been blamed for everything hat has happened since he.was inaugurated, so why not give him credit f0r'the mild weather we have em 1eyed in the Puget Sound area? Eighty-three percent of:the total taxes to be col- lected in Snohomish countz in 1932, or $2,623,271..68, will go to local tax-levying agencies--neither state nor government agencies having anything to do with levying this taxnob0dy but Snohomish county resi- dents being to blame lot' iL If there was a way to get the money appropriated by the federal government for the relief of the stag- nation of busin'ss intothe hands of the ultimate con- sumer without waiting for it to filter through from big financial institutions, business would revive at once. But is there such a way? i been made." Generally r?eakig' there are at least three m:,', divisions of he state of Washint;'lon, each possessing dis- i,nctly different weather, explains !3;', WheeL'.ng. The soils of western Washingzon in the moist area are enerally colored red, yalh)w, or ',r,',a because of the rustin.g of the ton compounds during the long ex- )osure. Ihere seem.: t,o be a tendency 5or iron to aecumulatd in the upper !ayers of these soils. The mm'e sou- uble salts arc r2mowd by lea:'hing iu:t about as fast as they are formed. h'on accumulation ties up certain ','ant foods in such an insoluble form that tb,'r are no[ readily awdlable to the plants. Avaihtble pho;Iqorus is often hckin in these soils, tlapid decom- nositit, n of organic matter has been .'.ping on in western Washington for "ears so that plants now may become :tarred for tbe nitrogen because :finch that was availahle has eitler bc,n used by plants or leached out The Columbit basi.n area, immed- ;ately eas of the Cascades, receives inch a small amount ot' ram each year the!, there is genera!Iv not e- no ugh water to grow cultivated crops without irrigation. Under these con- ditions the soils are not leached and ,early all of t:he produeks of wea- thering accumulate. The salts most "'oramo, nly found in these soils are baking soda, washing soda, table salt, lbi,e matesia, and sometimes Epsom salts. When these so-called alkali milts reach a certain concentration Lhey are harmful to plant growth. If sufficient water can be obtained, a few seekings of the upper layers of soil will often wash out the excess salt and then, with a suitable supply of organic matter, the soi!s are ex- tremely fertile, continued Dr, Wheet- ing. Little iron is acc'umulated and the soils are consequently a grey or light chestnut corer. Organic matter does not accumulate strongly because there is not a Image supply of it going into the soil and umtess it is kept up during the cropping which goes on un- der irrigation, the land may become non-productive. The eastern edge of the state has en,ough rainfall to produce luxurious grass growth which puts enough or- ganic matter into the soil to color it a dark brown or black. This rainfall keeps the salts from accumulations near the surface and alkali accum.u'- lations are few unIess seepage occurs. With average rainfall these black colored soils arc fertile, and product- ive. The n',os serious problem seems to be the magn:tenance of a fresh sup- ply of organic matter to yield avail- able nitrogen to the plants. There are many vm'iations within these districts due to local differen- ces im original rock, elevation drin- are and vegetation, st, ates Dr. Wheet- ing. All of these thing influence the inherent nature of the soil. The peat-soil which occurs in low depressions wherever there is pond water ]s another different kind of soil Different kinds of plants grow in different localities, and the peru: which accumulates as these plants fall t,o the bottom of the ponds is variable in nature. Some deposits are strong- ['y acid and not suited for gen,eral crop production. Other deposits are alkaline and are fav.or:ble for in- tense cultivation. A COMMUNITY AFFAIR A mistaken idea with some people is that the newspaper is an individ- ual proposition. If they don't like the editor, they feel they must knock the paper and stand in its way of sucress whenever possi'ble. They do apt real- ize that he local paper is just as much a part of a communiw as the schools, churches, or anything else. The news- paper is different from any other bus- iness. It is a community affair. It is for serv,iee to the people and not for any ,individual. You may not like the editor and the editor may not love you any too well--but the paper he is responsible for does just as much for you as the service rendered others. There is nothing personal with it; it is here for a purpose and tha purpose is to do what good it can in every way it can and the greater the support of those it undertakes to serve the better ser- vice it can render. It takes the peo. ple to make a good newspaper .and without the help of the people no one can run a successful paper. It re, quires money to operate any kind of business--even "he churches, and the are no exception, and for this The motto, "Our Libel'ties We Prize and Our Rights We Shall Maintain," once adorned the ban- ners of American, but the "liberties" we once prized have been relegated to commissions, bureaus, boards and smelling committees, and "our rights" that we wore to maintain seem to have been passed over to European nitions. The present generation of Americans must won- tier how their sturdy old forefathers managed to ex- ist, keep the home fires burning, and maintain a safe and sane democratic form of government when there were no bureaus, commissions or committees o regulate them from the cradle to the grave. But they managed to do it. From "The Silent Partner" So many people willingly confess that they are not MppyToday, but expect to be happy--Tomorrow! These self-same people have been happy and hope to be happy again, but Today they are quite unhappy. How prone people are to look to Tomorrow for real happinessTomorrow, the day that cannot come, that will never come! When we reach Tomor- row, it Will be "Today." Tomorrow is a dream of anticipation. No person on earth holds a title deed to the first minute of To- morrow, the mysterious possibility, unknown, un- born. Tomorrow has never appeared. Yesterday had disappeared Today is here. Today is a short journey across the isthmus of Now. Tomorrow is the unknown land of Never. I think we older folks, and ev6n the younger generation, might get a good lesson from rehildren. Children are always, always enjoying the present. Children have the right idea. Their elders live in the bright hope of a Tomor- row, and love to dwell on the beautiful hours of Yes- rday. We are always looking forward or back- ward, always and forever missing many of the oppor- -,unities for happiness before us while we journey across the beautiful "Isthmus of Now." We actually sacrifice thepresent for the future. We are always waiting and Watching to reach the "Unknown land of Never." In our ambitions anticipations, we weave beauti- ful designs that we may never see. Would it not be an act of wisdom to take a pound of present enjoy- ment, and not pin so much dependence on the ton of future expectations that are beyond our possible My suggestion is to try to be happy Today, so when the next "Today, is here, hap.pmess will not e a stranger, Get the habit of happiness Today. . But the thought I would hke to stress is this: What i true of this zdea' of postponing our plans to be hap- IY until Tomorrow, is equally true of our disposition to dread Tomorrow for fear of its troubles, It'is said that one pleasurable expectation, when realized, actually measr/.s up to o antcii3ation. If this' is true, then it can be.said with, equal era-,, phasm: Nothing is so bad as t seems beforehand. "i When we expect trouble, when we anhc pate trou- .L we suffm both before and after the trouble ar- The time to find happiness is in the "Now," not m e ! Never.  r " Tomorrow has neve arrived. Yesterday had dis- take chances is here; so why --. on l" we call Tomorrow? (Mass.) News. COMMERCIAL RATE REDUCTION STORY Ne,w commercial lighting rates, an- nounced rc,:ently, are now n effect, according to the announ'cemea of IPrank McLau,ghlin, President of the Puget F,)und Power & Light Com- ,,,,'y, This new schedule completes I'b', r,'d ,`-' ,, pro,gram for remde'nce and farm s'wvice, commercial light- ,,g" :;c: .. .'. g;,nera.l power service, primery power s:rvice, wager hea,tin'g, trcet lihtinl,4 and mrnieipal water Dmnpm. Mr. Mclm':p.'hlh svated when this program was first a.,nounced that the' C'ompe:w's customers would be henefited by alS])roximately $400,00 a year, but ,since that time changes and ,'ndi';-ns have r.omflted in a,nnual ,benefits ,of $100,000 more than this, r approximately $500,000 a year to t the Company's customers in Western I rnt Ce,ntral Washington. The new commercial lighting sehe- dub is considerat)ly simpler than the old ones.The rate is a "'brock '' rate and re.laces the oht "demand" rate. Under the ,new rae, ,only the first 40 kilowatt hours are the maximum rate, h're,pective of the demand, and those first 40 kilowatt hours are ,at only 5 A c per kilowatt hour, The new re,re gives customers a steadily (1,acreas- inu unit cost after the first 40 kilo- watt hours. Mr. McLs,:hlin poi, nted ou that with the nw ",,)lock" commercial rate, and with this rate as well as the resi- dence and farm se,rviee rate, he gener- al power service rate and the water heating' rate r,""ted on the back of the bill, the Company's customers will have complete information with ref- erence to their m@nthly consumption and the cost of additional service. WHY IT IS CALLED WAR "I have been asked why our drive for jobs has ibeen termed 'a "war against depression," reports Frank McLaughlin, Legionaire head in this state of the American Legion's nat- ionwide employment eft:or,. "It is so-called .because the entire popu- "It's 'pull)ose is co re-establish public eoniidence and secure resump- tion of normal buying." "'The American Le,ion is by no means unsupported in its "war a- g'ainst depression,' with 1,000,000 jobs as its o, bjective," points out Irrank MeLaughlin, state leader of the Leitm.'s employment forces.  Aiding it actively are the Le,gion Auxiliary, the American Fed,eration .f Labor, and he Association of Nat- ional.Advertisers. "And all other organizations, and citizens, are urged to assist," Mc Laughlin -avers. N 11 N ORVILLE R. ALLEN, M.D. N_ Lake Steven=, Washington  M g se N Home Phone, East 684 N Office Phone, East 647 N N Office Hours 2 to 4 "P. M. N ifiNNINIgNIN NN N IN'I N IN ItlNNNN g I1 N ..... " -N z N sc DR. W. G. BAKER .. DR. D. H. ELWOOD N OPTOMETRI STS Makers of Correct Glasses IN Since 1899. We are specialists in the ex- ,1 anfination of the eye and the fitting of llasses. N N N N N N N We grind 'our own lenses. Prices Reaeonable---- Satisfaction Guar.anteed. Everett Optical C-o. 2810 Cblby Av. Est. 1899 Everett. Wash. If MEADOWMOOR ICE CREAM I _ se Everett 4, Its Quality Talks [ N g N N N N N into your home to borrow the weekly collection or circular !etters, hand bills, ec.. that the users hink are as good as advertising in your favorie country nt:,v,,sptq:,er?--J(n'dan (Minn) Independent. , oa v Stops H d h in Five Mmute00 A onderful Formula Ends Achee and Pains Almo=t Like Magl. S omethlnu Better and Safer Thousands o[ mea and wome are now stopping throbbing, sick, dizzy, splitting headaches, as "well as the excruciating pains of rheu- matism, neurttls," too.thache, ete., with a marvelous now formula that Is said to be far auperior to any- thing heretofore used. It contains no aspirin, acetanilid, etc.. and ia absolutely eafe and harmless. This remarkable for- mula, called A-VOL, is being pre- scribed by thousands of dectors, dentists and welfare nurses he- cause of the qick, efflcleat way it relieves all types of aches and pains without depressing the heart, or causing any other harmful ef- fects. A-Vol quickly stops the-most ever, e pain, leaving the patientre- :reshed nd feeling fine. Especially effective in women's period palus, To quickly proveeto yourself that :hts is truly a re,,'kable formula, Just step Into yur nearest drug store and get a package'of A-VOL for a few cents. Take a couple of tablets rlght there. If your pain is not,gone in five mtnutes, tim clerk wil: return your mommy.:  HUNI'ING rglcfia N 1"I U rlTI 1%10 & ll SI-IIIN(:t ls' 52-age monthly mtgs- sine ormad lull 0I hu;t- lng, flhias, qamplng and t rapplngstoHes antl pictureS, Yahtble aformatlon about tl II, r0volers, ehlng t;':eko , ffamo taw ahngee, hose Iplae to set e.h aria game. St0. Only $1.00 ! Io two whnle'yegrl 2, his esu. eubecrtbe now anG we wllleend you FREE ef ehsrle riffs IImlngton lnUe, with 4Yl In. blaue of flne steol andbtg hsndle ehsped to St hand  oget h efwlth leathar eheath. T,te knife le lust what you mo.ed lot hunt[ns, flehin- aria earn n trill, t ) CLip th|e aov. an enoloee| With $1.00 bill Mall yo?,' oraer to,lay to HUNTING &, FISHIN( l"ranllt Bldg. Boeit[:on, Mal OIIM[RCIAL LIGHTING cusvo00z00s' 00,mefit <}00CIAL LIGHTIng3 RATES WITH NEW LOW COMMERCIAL LIGHTING RATES. effective March l, the Puget Sound Power & Light Company's announced ra reduction program now covers all branches of electric service--residence and farm, power for small as well as for large users, street lighting, irrigation, water heating, etc. When this program was first announced it was estimated that users o[ electricity would benefit by approximately $400.000 per year, but with even greater reduction than originally planned, that figure will be increased by another $100.000--making benefits of fully half a million dollars annually for our customers. Simplicity characterizes the new rate structure and especially so With regard to commercial lighting, whicb is based on a distinct departure from the old rates. The "'demand" feature is replaced by the easily understood "block" rate. which "will provide customers with steadily decreasing unit costs, starting with 40 kilowatt hotrs. Here is the new schedule Ior ommercial lighting: PiR MONTH IIt/ pet X.W.H, for the first 40 K.WJL 44= per K.W.H,/or the next 60 K.W.H. 31S per K.W.H. for the next 5001LW.H.  per K.W.H. for-the next $00 K,W.IL 25/4 per K,W.H, for the next 1900 K.V.H. 21/z per K.W.H. for the next t000 K.W.tL 2t per K.W.H. for the ne;t 2000 K.W.H. S per K.W.FL tar the next 3000g.WL gO per X.W.H, for aU ov I0000 X.W. Minimum'charge of SL00 per month for the fir=t $ kilowatts of connected load. and $1.00 per month per kilowatt over 5. We believe this new rate sttucture will prove of benefitto owr customers, Droviding as it d0e,lower Ichedules than the low rates hitherto pvaiUng, ]PUGET. SOUND Power  Light Coxpny ..'., ........... ;..,, ./. -,. -_, :: .......... .. . ' "Tee': - .......