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VOLUME EIGHT GRANITE FALLS, 6NOHOMI8H COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY," SEPT. 9, 1954 NUMBER 46 Lake Schools ': Call For $140,000 Bond Issue A growing community such a.s Lake Stevens must have a grow- ing school system, Mrs. Alma Lall, clerk of the Lake Stevens School Board, said today. At the present time the enrollment in the Lake ,Stevens schools is growing but now the number of school rooms must grow too. The Lake Stevens School board Is planning on taking care of that growth with the proceeds of the $140,000 bond issue which it is asking the Lake Stevens voters to approve at the primary elec- tion of Sept. 14. Approval o this bond issue by the voters and the receipt of state matching funds - to use wlth it would provide enough money to add several roms to the Mt. Pilch,uck and Hlllcrest elementary schools and to the junior-senior high school. -According to Mrs. Lull, it is important that construction of additional rooms begin as soon as possible in order to provide re,)ms for new students to be en- rolled in the near uture and relieve present over-crowded con- ditions in most of the junior- senior high school classroons. Mrs. Lall stated that the ap- proval of this bond issue will be a necessary financial move for Lake Stevens in as .much as it is impossible to finance a building program wlthot state aid. Some state help is still available from the $20,000,000 bond issue passed by the 1953 State Legislature. The School Board hopes to be able to qualify for assistance [rom this state fund. According ,t the provisions of the law set- ting up the state fund, a local district must do its part in pro- viding money by bonding itseJf up to 85 per cent of its bonding power. Lake Stevens ts now bonded up to octly about 25 per cent of its bonding pwer so it must vote a bond issue in order to receive any state aid. It is hoped that all taxpayers will reaUze this change in the state law and understand that a bond issue is the only legal means at the present time for the Lake Stevens schools "'to obtain state matching funds. The local bond issue would cost the taxltyers relatively Town Chorus To Be Organized In Granite Falls Much interest has been shown in tlle organization of a town chorus group in Granite Falls, in the near future An organizational meeting will be held Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, in tlle kindergarten room of the grade school at 7:30 in the evening. All those interested will please attend that meeting or contact Maria Rurrill. A lot of ability is not ncessary, the pr!- mary requisite Is your interest. Nature Books Are Available Thru Local Library Illustrated handbook gides to trees, flowers and birds have been available to borrowers of  the Snohmish County Library. I Now a new one has been added to the list: "The Mammal Guide"; mammals of North America, north of Mexico, by Ralph Palmer. Someone has called it ,the "mot complete and fully illustrated guide to mammals of North America ever published." For each mammal is given the habitat, range, reproductive char- acteristics, behavior pattern, con- servation and economic status. Many colored plates are als in- cluded. These nature helps may be re- quested from the Granite Fails library or from the bookmobile when it stops every second Mon- day, beginning Sept. 13, at the Granite:Voters To Ballot For Library Funds Next Tuesday, Sept. 14, the date of the primary election, the citi- zens of Granite Falls will vote at a special election on a twormIll levy, as in past years, to maintain the local library as a branch of the Snohomish County Rural I,l- brary. This same levy of two mills o,n all property in the county outside of the incorporated towns is included in the county budget as prepared by the county com- missioners. Local people make goad use of the Granite Falls library, and as it Is conducted as a branch of the county library, a wide range of ,reading material is available tv local patrons. So a large route In favor of th library is ,expected. Riverside News Reporter Shirley Taklo The stork paid a ru,sh call on the Russian road Tuesday morn- ling, areving sooner th, an expected at the Krause home. The baby girl, Rebecca Laureen, arrived at 6:30 a.m. Mrs. James Johnson was called on for assistance and she readily obliged. Mother and daughter then were quickly taken to the Arlington hospital and are doing line. The Evergreen State Fatr at- tracted a few families from this vicinity over the weekend, the Hatleys, Taklos, Wrights and Bowyers. Joe Bowyer won 2nd and 3rd place rihbons on his old school in Robe from 4:00 tc heifer calf. 4:25, and on Thursday, Sept 23, Some went east of the moun- Herb Tulin's service station, at tains over the Labor Day week- Riverside, from 3:55 tt 4:15. end, the Ernie Pearsalls, BIII t Lundbergs, Marlene Bernethy anC. ....... [Vernle. They all stopped In at Mr and Mrs Bob Stocch and ' [the tester Pearsalis in Ellens- children were dinner guests Sun-[burg who are former residents day at the home of MrS Storch' I _'  -  " ,here. Tile roue tnere was en- mother, Mrs. Ethel Henderson, inljoyd by the Ferber family on I Everett. . [Lab(r Day. Wapato is where Mr. .  ltnd Mrs. Lee Gatherers and little little since it will be paid off[Susy went to spent a fetw days over a period el years. It is estl-i[at their folks, the Crabtrees. Kathy and Tommy mated that the annual tax needed] ,Murphy at- to retire the bonds and pay in-'tended the Labor Day rally of the .terest on them will be about 3 Alliance church at Island ,Lake. mills which would mean about $3! Their mother, Mrs. Robert E. in taxes on each $1,000 of as-Murphy, pent the weekend in sessed valuation. Seattle. Other dalngs drlng the .holidays at Murphy's were guests from Vancouve, B. C., Mr. and J Mrs. Tom Teat and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. Pennock of Edmonds and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gui o! Seattle. The Wesley Ware family of Seattle spent the holidays here with their relatives, the ArC Wares. At our place Labor Day, the Fred Dempsters of Snohomish, Elmer Crippen and Mrs. James I III ? [] No. Let us MARFAK your car . . . You be the judge. TEXACO STATION GRANITE FALLS, WASH. H I ,I I County C. of C. Meets Next Tuesl- At Lake Stevens The Snohomish County Cham- ber of Commerce will meet at the Lake Stevens High schooil, Tues- day, Sept. 14. The Lutherau Ladies will serve dinner at 6:45 p.m. in the cafeteria, with the Lake Stevens ,Lions Cl,ub as host As has been the policy since Judge Don Jennings has taken office as president, the Lake Ste- vens people will be given time in which to tell of their communi- ty's activities and problems. The program will have Dc,n Eastvold,. Ntorney general of the state of Washington, as its main speaker. The roads and bridges committee, with AI Solem, chair- man, and the board of directors had a Jo,int meeting on Sept. 9 in the county commissioners' of- fice, so a report from this com- mittee will be presented. There was no meeting in Au- gust, the coming meeting being the first of the fall season. The cunty's problems can now once note occupy attention ahead of vacation plans and trips. Every- one interested in Snohomlsh county and its future are Invited to attend and be a part of this Chamber. Johnson and Eugene visited. The Johnsons invited Morn and Mike to supper that evening, belngi ,that they were aloe; Dad and Jean were in Portland, Oregon, helping the Wolcotts move thelrl folks up here during the weekend The Virgil Lenzs were out from Everett fc the ,holidays with the ,Simpsons. Little Susy Mrphy stepped on a nall and has been seeing the octor about it. Hope it gets to /.feeling better, Susyl The Mur- phys attended the funerals 0 a cousln and grandfather during the week. Sunday, the Jacklins were in Seattle and spent the day at the L Legion Aux. Prepares For Fall And Winter Season The Granite Falls American Legion Auxiliary No. 125 met at the Legion hall on Tuesday eve- ing, Sept. 7. The Christmas cards were dis- cussed and it was decided to order some so they will be here vltation from the Arlington Hos- pital Guild to attend their fall fashion show on Sept. 18 at tile A.O,U.W. hall. The proceeds c,f which will be used for equipment IHelp Wanted To Improve Grade School Grounds Help is needed at tlle grade school this Saturday. The grounds need raking and leveling in order to ,sow tlle lawn seed that is al- ready on itand Bring your own rake, .hoe ox shovel and come pre- pared to do a good turn for our in plenty of time for Christmas. ]community. There is no need to It was decided to have an|put t out further taxpayers money Armistice Day dinner again this [for the work that can Just as year. It will be on November ll,|well be done by you. i the place to be announced later |. Work will start at 8:00 and The uxillary received an in, continue thru the day weather permitting, so come when you can and stay as long as you can. --R. O. Wilder, Chairman P.T.A sponsored. and decorating their new hospita I . The traveling basket will soon be on its way again, ,so if you get It please send it on as soo as possible. The jackpot was won by Mar- garet Otto, Next meeting Sept. 21 at 8:00 o'clock at the Legio hall. ,I will be a social night. Lunch will be served. African Missionaries At Special Meeting Here Rcv. and Mrs. Elmer Conrad of the Child Evangelism Fellow- s.hip will be presenting a special meeting at the Community Con- gregational church Sunday eve- ning at 8:0 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs Conrade and family are ap- pointees under the C.E.F. fed" work ill Africa. They will show colored slides of their work in Africa. All are invited to attend this special service. Local Young People At Labor Day Rally A group of young people from Granite Falls attended a Labor Day rally at IlanI ,Lake Bible Camp near Bremerton. They re- Woodland Park zoo. They came back through Everett, had dinnerPrt, ed having a woaderful time, and took In a show. Monday they navmg a full day of activity ln- I cluding both special services and called on LeaQuees. Irecreatlon. Some concern was Mr. and Mrs. Curnett went to afel t on the way home as they chlvari at Bryant ,Saturday night fox Mr. and Mrs. Carl C,hrlstla- sen. Visiting at Big Lake were tile Ed Johnsons, Faye Willard and baby Darla at the James Bruces. The Johnsons are busy on their front yard, fixing it up to look nice. Edna and Eugene Johnson were : dinner guests Tuesday night as Mr. J. is working at Port Townsend. encountered a line of traffic over half mile long waiting for the ferry. They were accompanied by Rev. and Mrs. C W. Lien. Pilchuck News Post S Pilchuck Auxiliary No. 5671, Veterans of Foreign War, s, wlfl hold their next regular meetin at the home of Essie Chapman and children Vickie and Dennis of Everett spent the weekend at the G, uy Terhune home. [ llll Mr. and Mrs. Norman kenning next Tuesday evening, Sept. 14. The Post will meet at the home of Jess Van Natter the same evening. ARCHIE BAKER VISITS GRANITE FALLS Archie Baker, candidate for prosecuting attorney, v i s I t e d ! Granite Falls again this week. Baker, a former deputy prose- cutor, stresses the need to organ- ize and set up an efficient, im- partial and courteous, of.flee. ",Since we are now a 'first class' county," Baker said, "we must have a prosecuting attorney who will give 'first class' service to !the people." Baker maintains his own law office in Everett and formerly served for two years as executive assistant to Senator Henry Jack- son. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES HOLD WEEKLY MEETINGS HERE For the 'convenience f the people of Granite Fails and vicin-. lty, Jehovah's WitneSses will hold[ weekly Bible studies at t ,he] Farmers Union hall etch T,hurs- I day evening at 7:30 p.m. All are 1 invited to attend the meetings. I No collections are taken. 1 Cross Over the Bridge If you have had a rough deal I will save you money for real. Brother  Cross Over 'the Bridge. REPUBLICAN for ASSESSOR CAST Your Vote For FREEMAN LanCASTer I _ Ill I11 II I II IT. - m 111 I I IIIll Record Price Paid For Silver Fir Stumpage The Miller Shingle Company of Granite Falls was the successful bidder o tile Pilchuck bluwdowu sale at Verlot on Sept. 7. Fifty thousand board feet of western red cedar sold or $15.90 per thousand and 3,200,00 board feet of western hemlock and ,Pacific silver fir sold fro' $2'3.85 per tllousand. Tills price for western hemlock and Pacific silver fir represents the highest stumpage ever paid for these pulp species. Lions To Resume Club Meetings First meeting f the 'club yea following the customary vacation perlpd will be held by the Granite Falls Lions Club next ,Monday evening, Sept. 13, at Canyon Creek Lodge, M.C. James is the president of the club for the ell- suing year. WANT ADS FOR SALE: Large house, modern, electric hot water tank, wired fox range. Two lots. One of the best locations in town. Owner is willing to take a beating for quick sale. Total price $2400.00; $400.00 down and balance ,m contract. House needs some repairs but is in livable condl. tian, any handy man can make the repairs needed. L. J. Retz, Real Estate. Phone 2541. WOOD -- SAWDUST FOR SALE: Mlllrun fir and mill- run alder wood, two-unit truck- load, $ll. Also fir and alder sawdust. Phone Tuxed( 3118 or Granite Falls 2441. 48p4 WANTEL TO BUY: Small double- drm donkey. Phone 2940. FOR SALE: Circulating oll heater. Also lKaytag washing machine. Phone 2940, LEWIS COLE  RADIO and television service and repair In Granite Falls every Thursday, at Furlong's store; or call Arl- ington 2601. 29if TREE FARM with 1,200 trees now ready for harvest and 1,000 more growing rapidly. No bank pays interest equal to gain from growing timber. Twenty-three acres, 4-room house, 50-foot well with l-hp. electric pump, 920foot paved highway frontage  mile from Granite Falls, site of world's longest fish ladder now under construction: Prlce: $3,500 plus stumpage value of timber now ready to cut. See AI McGee or L. J. Retz Realty. John Deere Farm Equipment New & Used Tractors, Plows and Disc Harrows. Western Tractor & EQUIPMENT CO. 2121 Everett Ave. CEdar 21U Wedding Invitations and an- nouncement= at the Pret| offio.