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PAGE TWO THE ARLINGTON TIMES, ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1953. % They Celebrated Arlington Fifty Years Ago Fifty Years Ago PROGRAM July 4, 1903 -- Arlington, Wash. (From Flles of The Arlington Tlbes, July 4, 1903) 9:30 Band Concert (by Snohomish Concert Band of 18 pieces, which will discourse music throughout the day). 10:00 Ragamuffin Parade (open to persons mounted and on foot); prize for most comical character $5; for homliest $3. 11:00 Oration by Prof. Chas. M. Sherman, also appropriate music. -- Afternoon --- 1:00 Shingle packing contest for purse of $25; entrance fee $2.00. 1:30 Climbing greased pole, same to be 15 ft. high; . prize $500. 2:00 Footraces: 100 yd. dash, free for all; first prize $5; 2nd $2. 100 yd. dash for boys 16 or under, 1st prize $3; 2rid $2. 100 yd. dash for boys 12 or under, 1st prize $2; 2nd $1. 100 yd. dash for boys 8 and under, 1st prize $1, 2rid 50c. Girls' Races, 50 yds.; 1st prize $3, 2nd $2. 2:30 Trotting Race (on Railroad avenue) 2 best in 3; prize a $5.00 hat. 3:00 Sharp. Ball Game, Snohomish vs. Arlington, for purse of $100. 5:00 Horse Race. best 2 in 3, purse $20. Pony Race, best 2 in 3; first prize $7.50; second $5. Grand Ball in evening under auspices Arlington Brass Band. Since Arlington in celebrating ~the Fourth of July this year is combining the observance of the Nation's birthday together with ~he 100th birthday of the State of Washington and the 50th year of incorporation of the Town of Arlington, we scanned through the files of The Arlington Times ~o find out how Arlingtonians celebrated the first Fourth of July after the town was incor- :porated, and we reprint the story of that event as published in the issue of July 11, 1903. It is noted that W. G. Fowler was chairman of the celebration committee fifty years ago. It is a l to-incidence that Chas W .Fow-J . " . I leT, grandson of, W. G., zs chazr-] :man of this year s celebration: :FIFTY YEARS AGO " J ~'A Big Crowd Is Well Enter- rained. Excellent Program in~ Hcdl and Lively Sporting Events.---Winners in Athletic Contests.--Old Boreas Is GoocL "We trust the seventy patriots who turned out at daylight to 1ace the marauding enemy at lexington felt somewhat more genuine enthusias than did the patriots of Arlington on July 4th, 1903, when they stepped from their comfortable couches into the circumambient dampness of a typical Washington 4th of July morning, as they fully expected that 'all day the low-hung ~louds would drop their garnered fulness down.' However, people began mechanically to prepare for the celebration, and the small boy to burn powder. Old Boreas, seeing that his bluff had been ~called suspended business for the day. Then everybody cheered up. The Snohomish band gave a half hour's concert which dis- pelled the last dregs of gloom. But when the grand Ragamuf- fin parade appeared the gray dawn of cheerfulness was trans- formed into the full sunshine of the spirit of festivity. In this tru- ly callithumpian aggregation all classes were represented, and it ~eemed that chaos had given up a choice lot of her samples. The crew which had the hardihood to represent the A.O.U.W. Band teoeived the first prize of $5, and Orville Adams, the Knight of the Wheelbarrow, the second prize, S00. "After the parade the band marched to the Twin City hotel and accompanied the orator of the day, Prof. Chas. M. Sherman, l/Iayor Smith and Councilman Baker to Workmen hall, which had been nicely decorated. Here an audience which filled the eaz- flee to the doors listened to pa- triotic exercises as follows: Over- lure by band; Invocation, Rev. Dimmick; bass solo, Prof. Sher. man; reading Declaration, G. T. Wallsteed; duet, Misses Mc- Laughlin and Boursaw; song, *'Star Spangled Banner," by au- dience; oration by Prof. Sherman, tallowed by the song, "America," heartily rendered by the audi- ence. An interesting feature not on the program, was the appear- ante of the aged standard-bear- er of the G. A. R., Abner Fry, who carried a large silken banner up the aisle, while the band played an appropriate air. Prof. Sherman's address was generally applauded as being eloquent, appropriate and highly interesting. , "Promptly on time the after: noon program was inauguratea by the greased pole contest, which was a fertile source of amusement. The $5.00 prize was -,van after herculean efforts of Claire Dimmick. "Next came the foot races. The 100 yard dash was won by Guy Ford against several competi- tors, Willie Fowler coming in sec- ond. Ford ~ilso won a private race with Fred Major, covering the 100 yards in ll'A seconds. The next race, for boys-16 and under, was won by Johnny Fisher, Ray Major taking 2nd prize; for boys 12 and under, won by Claire Dimmick, Harry Fowler 2rid The small boys' race was won by Garnet Moore, Reuben McLellan 2nd. In the girls' race which ow-! ing to poor starting was run overl three times, Vera Hall won firstl and Frances Maxwell 2nd prize.i Iva Forbes, who won the first two! races, was given $1.00 by thei spectators and the other girls~ OLYMI AVENUE, ABOUT 189(N--Picture taken from vicinity of Washington Farmers Co-op Store, looking across Olympic Ave.--Arlington Hotel the most prominent building in picture ,Ih GETCHELL Mrs. Willis Hilde, corr. Telephone 2117 Mrs. C. E. Haaland returne( I Mr. and Mrs. George Wiggins [ ] spent the week-end at Bain- [ bridge Island with Mr. and Mrs.I] SHO.ULTES G. E. Wiggins. ! Dick Haaland is home on a 6 Skippy Schueller a n d hi day furlough. He will report grandmother, Mrs. Lulu Knapp, aGree from Colville on Saturday evening, bringing her mother with her. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bosworth and Betty visited with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bosworth in Seattle on Sunday. Mrs. Bill Hart and 3 daughters left for their home at Spokane on Sunday. after spending a month with Mrs. HaWs parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dockendorf. back to North Fort Lewis on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kluin and family visited with the Albert ,Kluin and the . Andrew Klien I families on Sunday In the eve- ning they called on'Mr, and Mrs. Jim Hoage. Mrs. Willis Hilde entertained 15 junior boys and girls from Ev- erett and Marysville at a party at her home on Saturday eve- drove home with Captain and I Mrs. W. C. Bolmert to Bandon, Ore., for a week'~ vacation, and returned home by plane Friday. , Sunday callers at the.Seymour i Shoultes home were "Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Shoultes, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Allen of Mukilteo Blvd. and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Allen of i Everett. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson of Marysville called on Mrs. Eve- lyn Dudek, Sunday I | Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lindborg re- ning. The evening was spent in _ LAKEWOOD I turned home from their trip to playing games. Thursday, where he is recovering I South Dakota on Saturday eve. Mr. Glen Hunter was taken to:from a serious illness. He is not | Mrs. Hilde, corr. |lning. the Everett General hospital on allowed to have visitors. Mr. and Mrs. John Hart DOOOOOOOO~OO~OO~~~O~ Marilyn motored to Seattle day to visit at the R. D. Neville home. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Scott re-I~ turned home on Sunday, after alA 2 weeks visit in Lincoln, Nebr., with relatives, t~ Mrs. Inga Simonson of Seattle]~, was a caller at the H. Swallingllr home on Sunday. ]~ There will be regular churchl~ services at the First Lutheran IW Church next Sunday at 10:30. II Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Smelcer of Madison, Wis., have been recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dunn. They left on Sunday for Los Angeles While here they were very much impressed with their tour through the Weyer- haeuser mill, the Seattle water- front and the timber disylayed at the Darrington Timber Bowl. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tommer- Vik and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wells and family spent the week-end with the Sigurd Tom- merviks. Mr. and Mrs. Sonja Stuller and Sonja have been vacationing the past week at Ocean City. The Sewing Circle, Orpha, will meet with Mrs. Elmer Watson on July 14. Mrs. John Hart, Mrs. Jo John- start, Mrs. Louis Stuller and Mrs. Mark Dunn shopped in Everett on Tuesday. Mrs. Art McGrew and daugh- ter Kathleen were Saturday eve- ning guests at the Mark Dunn home. A bazaar and fancy work sale was held at the First Lutheran Church on Saturday evening. The program for the evening consisted of an instrumental duet by Elaine Olson and Bucky Hasko; piano solo, Wayne Jen- THIS WEEK'S ]ACKPO T WINNER : EMY. HINDS Route 2 Arlington, Wash PURE LARD . ' 2 Ibs. 29c viNii F ." ." ." .'. lb.4Sc FLAVORED JUST RIGHT PORK LINKS . lb. 49c ASSORTED LUNCH MEAT ENDS AND PIECES SLICED BACON. lb. 43c lb. 29c Centennial Silk Sifled--50-lb. sk. 4.09 t Ferg's Ferg's 2 Centennial Prepared Pancake Chicken and Noodles -Oz. 16c 29c C cken Broth 101/~-Oz. Cons 25c Spaghetti .o,, 16 co,. and Meat Balls 24c Manning's Reliable -Lb. Can Ebey..Lake Riley !Arlington Oso Fifty Years Terry Bunten, corr. Phone 307W2 Mr. and Mrs. W. Pray made :rip to Granite Falls and Everett one day this past week. Visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Pray were Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McCabe on Friday and Conrad Pray over the week- end. 4,9th Anniversary Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Carey of Lake Riley on their 49th wedding anniversary June 28th. Mr. and Mrs. W. Bun- ten called and enjoyed coffee and cake. Mr. Carey and grand- sons Jackie and Timmie Rogers, kept the home fires burning while Mrs. Carey spent three days this past week with her sister, Dr. Akan of Bellingham. On the Fourth of] years ago, according lington Times of July Arlington Favorites in a baseball game Here is the report fifty years ago: "'Favorites Defeat Oso "The Arlington home the evening highly elated and purse hung up by tucked away in belt. They had won victory over Oso, this score of 16 to 12. Alex Huddle and Ford did batting for the ies: hase, Huddle, A. Campers in one of the Carey Prather brothers, cabins at the lake the past ten Gaff. Oso will play a days are Mr. and Mrs. H. Benson here July 18, for a and their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Dean and baby. GOODWILL i of Seattle. In spite of the bad Requests for the weather they have been enjoy-idustries truck to pick I ing fishing in the lake and a few hold discards in .krl [side trips around the vicinity, be telephoned to -------- Hollis, local re Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schmid and daughters made a good catch ofi fish when they went on a fishing trip to ,Samish Island one day this past week. June 21st Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hageman came up from Edmonds to help Carl cele- brate his birthday and also Father's Day for him and Mr. Hageman, Mrs. Schmid's father. Mrs. Walter Bunten and Terry Clothing does not clean, since Goodwill own laundry and dry in their canoes. Terry Bunten met hi~ uncle,'Mr, and Mrs. W. of Mt. Vernon, Sundl in Arlington and wen to take in the spent Thursday in Marysville double-header. After with Mrs. Ralph Stuck and chil- they took him home dren. to spend a week. H~ The Buntens took in the Tim- visit another aunt ber Bowl at Darrington Satur-Mr. and Mrs. Hugh day. We especially enjoyed the and cousin Donald big loads of logs and the In-Vernon. O00(JO00000(I Jewel Brand Nalley's Crisp Potato Oz. Pkg. Darigold 2 Tall Cans Standby No. 2 Sliced Can KraIt American 8-Oz. Pkg. Nalley's Lumber .Lb. Bag JUNE ROSE DELICIOUS 6 cons Chili o, Con Cavai 29c Candy at its best. isen; clarinet solo, Elaine Olson; !and piano solo by Parker John- Pkg. son of Seattle. The proceeds of. HOTCU~R~E'THPS the fancy work sale went to the D%MO~T~ GHERKINS :oz. Ladies' Aid, and a cookie sale for 12,or 35c 15c !the benefit of the Sunday school. * * * * * Pkg. S W" SON'S Mrs. Gina Anderson gave a DEL MONTE SWEET PLASTIC--FOR THE 4TH luncheon for t h e following -Oz. 24 ,o, 39c BONED guests on Thursday: Mrs. EmmaDILL PICKLES . KNIVES-SP00NS-FORKS. 10c oso r oOoa :Dianne, Mrs. Bjarne Olson and VAN ~=.~.. ~RKE Elaine, Mrs. Arnold Bjorn and I ORK and BEANS consul" 47c HI-HO CRACKERS . . . 29c Alan and Mrs. Thina Bjorn. GROGAN'S GIANT SNOW MIST BODY AND LEG MEAT !who ran, smaller sums. -O~- A delicious food~ 9can CRABMEAT . . . . . 6 con 45c "After these sports the band, RIPE OLIVES . . 29c .o,.- o: ball teams and practically the whole crowd marched to the new DIAMOND HEAVY WAXED ~" ,Highland Park, where Arlington STUFFED OLIVES 2j " 19c and Snohomish put up an inter- WAX PAPER . . . . . 125 Rol, O esting and closely contested A-1 game in which, however Snoho MUSTARD . 10e =,vo mish won a decisive victory 16 MARSHM LL_K r t.Alt, iiI O C' KOOL-AID...,..6, o I9cnE NOLO'S to, attor e Ar .oo a [well Thurston. Snohomish -~' -Oz. SPENCER'S 16 29c No., [Moran, Whitfield, Alman. Urn-I 0WS BLACKBERRIES... iJ * Can ~-~L~.~ pire, Behrens. The purse of $100 zm~. BRAND " was divided equally, and the~ JUNE,ROSESIJ.~,D PAPER 2 Count 23 DRESSING . . . . . .. u 43c gate receipts ($130) on the basis NAPKINS . of 40 and 60 per cent. ] '~The horse race was won byI ~.~..,~r~o ft~ ountf~.- JUNE ROSE---LB. 98c L. A' Frazier's stud in twoi PAPE BLACK TEA . , . 9Q~ So many uses. straight heats. Mr, Bishop's horse * * came in 2nd and Burleigh Pres-i ~ - - ton's mount, 3rd. 10 ~~d.~ ~ ~ SWIFT'S, IN OP.~VY "James Dorsey (Indian) en-- 12 con 49e tered the winner in the ponylO , SLICED ROAST BEEF . .oz. Ro" race, Mr. Cook taking second] MAINE--IN OIL money. 1 ~, ~_ ~, "Private fireworks and danc.,m SARDINES . . . . . .o o con, 25c ing continued the celebrationl~, | II TOmETSO --SB T ^aSS BLEACH far into the night: l" /qAQILII I DI Hi K t. "For the successful carrying . 3 Rog.BO 23c out of the program, special GOLDEN MEATED credit is due Mr. W. G. Fowler. TOILET SOAP---3 BATH 32c who assisted by Mr. Plymale, had PALMOLIVE .... ~og" 3 ,ors 23c ]=or whiter washes. general charge of the program; l/z GALLON to Messrs. Pautzke and McGrath, of the committee on sports, and to Mesdames MacKenzie, Oliver, Brown, Ferris and Pangborne, who arranged the services in the hall. The Arlington Times PHONE 493 KLONDYKE THOMPSON SEEDLESS SUPER SUDS SOAP POWDER . .. . 29c SOAIg'I OWD'I R. . . . . .e31c LONG GREEN NO. 1 WHITE SHA~rERS ' Prices effective at Arlington on July 2 and 3, 19S3~--Every item unconditionally sales to dealers, We reserve the right to limit. 00000000000000000~0000000000000000000000