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13th Year GRANITE FALLS, SNOOMISH orly Doys iaGron/te Foils-0000 ILcAL 4.H CLUBS U &apos; IPERFORM AT H.D. aign was a hot one, with he[C O. NTY PICNIC dry forces favoring tlie move and I : he, wet ,Iorces, lea by a. number] lembers from the Granville (Written by Frank Nfles, pioneer edir of Granite dls,) (Reprinted from the Granite Falls Press, March, April, 1949.} The first set,tier in Granite Falls was William M. Tun'net, in 1884, followed ,t.he same year by F. P. Kistner. W. H. Davis came of saloonkeepers, opposing it-- 4-H and the Every,thing Goers 4-H chiefly on he premise that the Cluba Cook part in bhe program .town was peaceful a,nd needed of the county picnic of the Rome .no police protection beyond that Demnstra'tion Club, Jolly 30 lr upplied by W. W. Robe, a part- Forest Park Everett. In authen- time deputy sheriff. The firs,t lc Hawaiian costume, and to officials were : Mayor, B. E. Chappell; councihnen, J. H. Fox J. G. Lukey, L. E. Messner D. I. Carpenter wnd W. H. Earl; treauurer, Dr. Frank Chappell; clerk, C. T. Smith; marshal,L. A. Clinton. The wet-dry fight con,tinned for several year at eaoh, efec- .lion until the state went dry. Under local op,tion the town ame within 19 votes of going dry, tlle wet cause being saved I oy votes of transient loggers who: were brought in from adjacent] camps. (To be contlnued) COUNTY, WASH':LNGTON EW ROAD TO GIVE AREA A "NEW LOOK" A "new look" is taking place along the road ou,t of Hartford where the new cutoff road front Highway 1-A Joins he Hartford- Qrandte Palls road. Cutting of brush and small ,trees and con- iderable earth-moving, for cu,ts end fills, has changed the ap- pearance of the area very mush. In 1885, and Robert Wright in 1888. J By 1889 'the settlemen,t ,had be- come a headquarters for trapper and local loggers as well as a ' etopplng place for prospectors going into the Cascade mining counrtry. In that year a IOt office was established with John L. Snethen as postmaster. 'Dhe mail was carried over from Getchell occasionally, no regular schedule being estabiiJthed for some time. Mark Swinnerton of -Marys .established a store in 1890 in a building near the loca,tion of the old school ,house, erected by T. K. Robe. A townaRe of 18 blocks was plated in 1891, T. K. Robe and Stanley Hollan.d being the real promoters, although ,the plat bore he names of Henry W. and Ab- bie D. Dai. That same year Blackman Bros. bul:lt a ,mill :to'ut ties for ,t,he Everett & Monte Crlsto rail- road. The Roycroft hotel was then in opera, ion. The atlaxmd ,reached ,tthe tow on October 16, 1"692.  ! During* ')' this 'period GranRe 'all. be  butlta an:{ ,snore Or le w:ild and,::olly { cam@-- !qadquarters .fo;; loggers { and #ewvers f, rom,, sur-[ round Lug cmPs and ,mliiS i Whlch [ weeiitablished wt  the com-" ,T:go 0f:the :road :,and: fillnere ments In the town between 1892 and 1902, some of which lasted but a short ,time, were: A,ndersor & Davis, who succeeded Swinner-: ,ton. Anderson bull,t he town's pioneer shingle mill wnd organ- ized the Granite Falls Manufac -j turing Co. T. K. Robe ran a score for a tl:ne in 1893, and Ln 1895 Dr. Frank Chappell ac- quired the bu.llding for a drug store. Percy Parmln, ter buil.t a small store in 1898 ,n.d 4 years later it passed into the hands of B. E. Ohappell. J. H. Boyd suc- ceeded the Mercantile Company n 1898. He later sold o Morgan & Goodrich, nd tht aubequent-i ly became the GYanite Falls l Mercantile Co., under ownershtp l of E. R Morgan and J. L. Sh,um- way. Later It was sold to C. M. Hess. :R closed i,ts doors in 1918. Before the building of the Se- attle, Lake , S&ore :and, ]astern railway .through Getchell Marys-i ville was a chief point of spply, : god,s being brough.t by ,trail: nd later by wagon road. The Stllla- guamish .river. may, :also have been utilized as a trae route to some extent, although the In-: dians who freighted with canoes charged exorbitant .rates. ',vt Andvus .taug, ht the first chool in Robert Wright's old cabin a short distance nortlvwest: of town. AfCer .two terms it was moved 'to a cedar shack on Cas code avenue near Pioneer street. Later a frsane bllding was built at Pioneer nd Granite avenues, being replaced about 1916 by the brick structure, ,now occupied by ,the Scott Paper Sore:Irony. The town was incorporated as a fouxth class ,town on November 8, 1903. The incorporation cam- RECREATION NOTES Monte Crlt District Mt. Baker National Porest August 3, 1959 The forests re still in great danger of fire and, until t.hey are vhoroughiy drenched, ill con- dnue to be  hazard. With clouds solid overhead, and wiCh lower tem,peratures, Tt is well to be ,emlnded of this fact. Fishing Conditions: Su,mmex,run steelhead hae oeen ,taken from .the Stiil aguam .h, u,ually in the early rdornlng sours. The Sank Is also hot' now. p.per Canyon Creel( area hd its hare of good report,. oa,- at i plaud ,lake$.havc i'r44; Coal Ike had best reports, wRh many fair sized rainbows in the catches there. All lu all, fisher- men are wearing .happy smiles on ,the iV[onte Crisis. Craft Conditions: All trails are seeing much use and are in good cond,ition. Take you,r choice. erry PiOking: Bot.h, red and blue huckleberries are ripe. They are large and plentiful. N,O SMOKING 1S PER- MITTISD IN ANY BERRY AREA. damping Conditions: ,Campers have flocked in this '#asc week to t'ke advan'tage of he good camping weather wiHch ,s threatened by clouds w,hlch may bring, rain ,to spoil the -amping picture. Please remem- oer that all campers are required .'o have on hand an ax, a shovel and a gllon water container ex- cept in esta,bli.hed campgrounds. Be sm'e all campfires are out and cold before .they are aban- doned. Forest Service men appre- ciate the good cooperation of campers in the mater of fire, prevention. They hope it will continue, so ,tha't we will be do- ing KEEPING WASHINGTON GPEEN. Road Conditions: T, he Mountain Loop Highway is in use all t,he time, although motorists may be held up by con- sir.action on ,the upper end, just this side ,of Barlow Pass. On, week days all roads have log truck traffic. Care is called for on all district roads. the accompanlmen,t of ancien: Just what the ,highway will looh chants, they portrayed a Royal .like when  completed at that Hawaiian "wedding ceremony. { point renalns to be seen some The ceremony showed |Jhe union [,time i,n .the f.uture. between the United tates repre-[ Where the new highway turns sented by Uncle Sam, and Ha-{f from High.way l-A, a mie and wail, represented b,y the Royal Princess, given in marriage by her father, .the KIRg. The wed- din,g procession was complete ,even to :tlhe' Kahlli bearers and the little flower girl carrying real or(hld lois. Pele, the Fire Goddess, danced the hula. During ,the giving "of the dowry, showing Hawaii's Fires tend ,to travel up hill. Be cautious with fires near a slope. Keep Washington Green. i Havoline Oil Heavy Duty SytheCue 3SC PerQuart TEXACO STATION GRANITE FALLS, WASH. Is on; b<D's, Jim EagebreG beach sen and Paul Egebretsen; and Pole, Karen Engebretsen. The pageant was writ.ten and directed by Mrs. Dnegbretsen. Orchid lels were flown In from Hawaii by Mrs. Engebretsen' sister, Mrs. Part Shaw. a; half north .of Lutkeu's corner, !tl heads directly toward Mt. Pllchaick, with a spectacular view of the surrounding area. It is unders'tood that the new road s to be called the Mt. Pilehuck Scenic Drive. PIONEERS TO SEEK RESTORATION OF pineapple, ,her sugar, coconuts, 0LD-TIME NAMES and her epor,t fishing (a hukllua} W,he.n the Stillaguamish Val. net and fishin,g spear), the Ha. lldY Pioneers gather for theh' wailan national anthem, '"HawaH[49th annual picnic and reunion, J Ponoi," was played. Then asset Pioneer Park, Arlington, o Uncle Sa,m placed ,the 50bh star ISunday, Aug. 16th, they will be In Hawaii's hand, all stood for{sked' to pass ca a resolution our own anthem, "The tar-Jcalling on the State Highway 1 Spangled Banner." As the  pro-[department and the .Snohomish, cession filed out, Pele we't about |county commtssioner to label the audience, placing orchid lois bridges on valley roads with the about the houlders of the visit- old original names, such as the ing dignitaries ad honored Hildebrand bridge at Cicero, (m, gests wl,th the traditional Aloha Itlhway l-E, the Haller bridge kiss, to the famllla strains of on Highway 1-A at Arlington, "Aloha So." and the Koch Slough bridge and Those 4-Hers taking part Kn.utson bridges over the Stilla. were: Kahili bearers, Larry gnomish river near Silvana on Sta'nton and Gone Engebretsen; Highway l-E; also the Larn the" King, Ronnie Chew; the bzidge on t&e county road to Hawaiian princess, Edeen Stehr; Happy Valley, ,near Sllvana, and Uncle Sam, Joel Engebretse,; the Chappell h:Idge over the flower girl, Carolyn Hendriek-0uth Fork of the Stlllaguamish er Granl, te 'Falls: ....... The names were applied hy the pioneers vho built and used the original bridges, as the structures were near the home. steads and farm homes of the early settlers whale names theY bear. The modern trend is to ellm- ORANGE EXIIBIS TO BE itnate names and. use nunbers, BIG FEATURE AT THE thus losing eon,nectton with EVERGREEN STATE FAIR ,hose who pioneered In the This year, as In the past, the valley. many colorful Grange exhibits will be one of the ,hlghllght's for WAGE SETTLEMENT IN the many visitors 'to see whe SHINGLE INDUSTRY they abten the Evergreen State Negotia,tions for . new labor Fair, Sept. 3 t.hrough 7. The agreement in the shInffle indus- many Granges plan,ning ex,htbits I try have been peacefully con- are as follows:. Happy Valley,[eluded for another year, accord- Horseshoe, Cherry Valley, Gar-I lag ,to an anno.unce'ment made by den .City, French Greek, Fern jR. I. Studebaker, ,manager of the Bluff and Tualco. ]Nort,hwest Industrial Relations These many commu,nities rep-[Couucll, an employer associa,tion 'resented by these various G.rangel with headquarters In Everett. organlzwtions shoudd be p*oud of the handiwork ha.t goes l'nto making ap ,these beautiful, color- ful ex,hlblts. It is a mut on the tour of the rpany exhibits to sea the food we eat in such, artistic settings. The many visitors ex- claim with pleasuxe ,the mouth- watoring goodness of the Granges. handiwork. ED SLAGHT PURCHASES LAKE STEVENS PROPERTY Ed Slaght of Rt. 1 Granite Falls, who Is .proprietor of t,he Balmer barber shop at Lake te- vens, has purohased a large sec- tion of the Dake Stevens business property. The holdings include he land and buildings extending f)m the Co-op store ,to Mitchell's,ey, 0he buildings being occupied by his barber shop, the Lake Stevens Beauty Shop, Bet- y's Cafe (recently purchased by Rosemary MeMahon) and Ar- nold's Jewelry, and a vaean' lot for meHy oCcupiedby Malk's ser- vice station. Pilchuck Post @ -, News Pllchuck Post No. 5671, Vet. e.rans of Foreign Wars and A u.x- 'lliary will hold their vegu,lar meetings Tuesday evening, Aug. 11, a.t 'the Riverside Community .aall. "We have just been officially notified by bhe Washington- Oregon Shingle Weavers Distric Council that the new contract been accepted by a vote of the approximatel.y 1500 members in the two st.ates. The negctia- tions began here In Everett in April anr a settlemen,t wag 'reached about a month ago sub. Ject to approval of the union members," said Studebaker. "It provides for a 10c hourly wage increase effective Ju,ly 1 of t,his 'ear and the contract is renewed to July 1, 1960. No other cost items were involved, but a dues check-off system was agreed on. along wl,th other ,revisions which 'm,aterlally improve ,the contract for bobh management and labor.'; Locally, the contract affects approximately 500 people em- .ployed by Colorshake Corporation and Douglas Fir Wholesalers of Marysvllle, Hulbet Mi!l Co., 'Jamison Mill Co. and Super MWl Co. of Everet, Miller Shingle Co. of Granite Fails, Three Rivers' i Pl(ywood & Timber Co. of Dar- e,in,ton, and Butters Shingle & Shake Co. of North Bend. ,On 'the empl,oyes' negotiating cdmrnittee with Studebaker were Apt Erlekson, Russ Farrlngton, Ben Hanich and Br.uce Miller. Union coml,tee members were Clarence Romane, Harold Mar- tel, Glen Mackay, Mon ty Ingraan and Dick Sullivan. Thursday, Augmst 6, 1959 Number 41 CUBS 1. Barry Miller 2. Danny Maw 3. Brian Tuppr 4. Kenny Taylor 5. Jer.ry  Gmble 6. Gary Maw 7. Mel Johnson 8. Dave Mdtlock 9. Mike Jacot 10. Bruce Campbell 11. Danny Mlak 12. Joh.nny Miak 13. Bruce Miller 14. Tommy Bexgan 16. Steve Bromley Bat Boy, Ricky Gwmble RED S0X 1. Johnny Carpenter 2. Steve LeDuc 3. Bmmmla--- 4. I)rain Strid 5. Bruce Bond 6. Steve Wilson 7. Jack Runkleman 8. Randy Flansburg 9. Don Biering ]0. Tom White 11. Darrell LuKe 12. Prank Clark 13. Steve Burnet t 14. Larry Utt 15. Steve Mulder Ba*t Boy, Joe Bond SUSTAINING SPONSORS (Little Leaue) 1. Granite Falls Lions Club ($150). 2. Miller Shingle Com,pany ($10). DONORS (Little League) 1. Lochsloy Grocery 2. Byvn0% Stop and Shgp 4. Beulah Lease Restaurant 5. M;rs: Holman's Dress Shop 6. Pilchuck Marke 7. Crner Tavern 8. Rie,fleld Station 9. Jack Webb Service Station, 10. Anita Furlong 11. John Allen.der 12. Flelding's Grocery 13. G,ranRe Falls Cleaners 14. Konnevup's 15. Tlgex Den 16. Granite Falls Press 17. Glenn Gray 18. Granite Falls Beauty Shop 19. G,ranlte Falls Creamery 20. Green Hat Care 12. Jim Erlckson 22. Frank Ash.e 23. Oberg Lumber Company 24. American Legion Post 125 ,25. American Legion Aux. 26. Lady Lions Club 27. Tungate Logging Co. 28. Bergen Hardware 29. Dr. W. Norman Powers 30. Veterans af Foreign Wars 31. Sportsmen's Club 32. Lind Logging Company 33. Wilmac Logging Co. 84. W'RW Logging Co. )Little League Completes !Another Successful Season. During the past weeks the Little League has se,rved the youth of Gz'anite Falls well. Paren,ts, donors and sponsors and local fan may well be proud of the resul w,hich came from .supporting .a movement that not only provided some th.rlllln,g baseball bu,t developed a sl)irit of spo,rtsm,anship and team l)lay which benefited each boy who panticlpa, ted. The local coaohes certainly deserve 'their share of credit for the training and lead- ership Which they *have glver tile players. I,t ,eqfltes time, patience, and a knowledge of baseball 'to guide a group of youths throug% a season's sched- ule. The officers of the Little League have pu,t in long hauxs too, in directing the affah.s of th.e team. When it comes o selectin,g ourtstanding players, each game p.roduced its quota of thrilling plays by individuals; but it's team play which pro- duces t.he champions. Tha.t has been stressed fa'om ihe start to conclusion of the schedule. This year Granite Falls was represented by two major teams in the North Pilchuck Valley League: the Cub G coac.hed by Jack Bromley and Je.rry Abbott; t,he Red Sex, coached by Cliff Bond, Tom Moon and Ivan Lo- Due. 'i'here was also a Farm Team of 18 boys coached by Rrlan Bond and IIoot Omeg. The Red Sex, a new team this yar, won 5 and lost 13. The Cubs won 12 and lost 6. This team went on to place second tr the County Championship games wi,th a 2 wln and 1 loss record alvin, hey had" tuku the NoTtll: Piloh.uck Valley championship urith 12 ins and 6 "losses. "2he Farm Team won its league ti.tle a I SO. On the All Star combination, 7 Cubs and 1, Red Sex player were selected. By winning 2 games, it took ,the District No. 1 championship. In a thrilling 1-0 defeat on Monday afternoon, it lost by he nr)wet of ma,glns possible, winning the District No. 2 cha.mpionsh,ips. The Cubs on the All Stars were Johnny Maik, Tom Bergan, Dan Maw, Bruce Mille.r, Steve Bromley Bruce C a*mpbell and Mel Joh.nson. Tom Whi,te was the Red Sex repre- uentaive on .the team. In. all, five 'trophies ,have been collected by' the Lit,tle League teams of Granite Falls 0hls year. These are as follows: 1. Perma. neat Cup trophy for 3 years championship; 2. 1959 League charpionhip (Cubs); 3. 1959 'arm Team 'trophy; 4. 1959 Sec- ond Place Cou n,ty Tournamen.t (ubs); 5. 1959 District No. 1 Championshi,p, All Star Tourna. men.t (possession shwred with Lake Stevens). These beautiful awards will be on display in SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Granite Falls as soon ,as they are sui,tably engraved. A rgular meeting of .the Granite: .Falls School Board will T.he complete roster of players be held next Wednesday, night, for each Ceam follows: Aug. 12; t 8 o'clock in ,the Iligh _--:.-:::::::_=-:_: .-::::::_==__.::__ school building. x Mrs. J,o,hn (uste) VlVier of Robe is rejoicing over the birbh ATTENTION )f her 16,th great-grandchild, a All O.E.S. members who l)lat :b()y, whose parents ar e Mr. andl o attend the dinner Aug. llbl lw. Will Roy Nickoloff of Wap- I at Snohomish for the W:G.M., at,o. Tl!e new arrivKl has beenlplease contact LHilan Goodrich ,ntmed Mike James a.nd ,his birt,h,[ ,oz' Beulah Lease as soon as los- date was July 31. {sible " Ill . --- --- I I II I IIII I I GOODYEAR HAVE TIRES -- WILL TRAVEL Smooth -Quiet ,' C0ol RICHFIELD STATION WRECKER SERVICE Day Phone 0W 1-3151 Night Phone 0W I474 I