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No. 35 Arlington, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 24, 195:]. I NEWS STAND AND I I ' ~ PER COPY I A Consolidated with Arlington Chronicle April 3, 191 Dec. 31 Church and friends of Our Lutheran Church can to a fully satisfy- Year's Eve at the last evening of 1953 at 9:00 p.m. with the carols and hymns. A will lead in de- feature part of the Will be the first showing colored slides activities of the during 1953. The include worship ser- special meet- Camp, Sunday School, of the Cir- the District one in two Evangelists who ings during the past delegates scenes at others. There will in games and following the pro- 11:15 p.m. everyonel upstairs in the Watchnight Ser- unique order of It will be] service which was John Wesley and n 1775. is cordially invited old year at our Say- Church, and also New Year on January o'clock worship ser- sermon theme on New ill be, "Have Mercy, Us"; on New it will be, "How To Stewards of a New Party Women andles, cones, greens tree formed a at the Dan for the Business and Women's Club party evening. Plum coffee were served to at seven.thirty by and her assistant, further car- mas theme. meeting was held were given ivered at Hospital for the and on the baskets to be town. A letter from was read in "The Lodge" three hundred per- tere she works as sket, made by a given to the club Mucky of Ever- ated to the club. It after the holidays. Edna Verd read and led in two~ Mrs. Hunter Lazarus were the] Claus in the per- host then made and distributed Under the tree. At bro tght the de-I to a close. S-h-0 ppe addition to Olym-{ tsiness establish-I fw Flower Shop] e Royal Hotel,[ c ,~ business Mon-i has a modern platel as to giveI both from I approaching theJ south. _ [ the attractiveness proprietor of the new shrubbery n the planters stated that he open the shop ing, but, he add- lays in getting so the an't get finished wOUldn't set, the dry, and then of neon sign got said, "at last we :ed up and turned Without any fan-' e of trumpets, no free TV's or auto- even coffee and -- Joe and the lights a lot of ohs, ahs,, Congrats -- thanks," !~}~]~i:!:~:!::::!:{.:,: ...:.~ More than two thousand years ago, three Wise Men followed the Star of Bethlehem to a manger.., the humble birthplace of Him who was to bring a new spirit into the World... the spirit of "Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men." f S "And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him; and when they had opened their treasures they presented unto him gifts, gold and frankincense, and myrrh. ' ' Today, as in all the years between, that spirit lives on in the hearts and hopes of all mankind.., it is expressed in worship in the churches on His birth anniversary, and in giving of gifts, and the exchange of the happy reeting Woman Struck At Street Crossing Mrs. J. J. Mellick of the Olym- pic Auto Court, was struck by a Chevrolet semi truck at intersec- y I(ion o-f Second and Olympic on naaw. t Tuesda'y morning about 10:30. v~ai I Acording to Gordon Quilitz, act- ing marshal, who investigates, the truck was d;iven by Geo. Ba- . !con. . u~ace, Stzlla- ....... range Hall p~ni Tne Ilre siren was sounuefl [o .......... call r a " ~- a c ew to man the ambu- 1 mile S. of , on old high- iance. . tIowever, before they ar- .~1 ~ ,~,m rived, Mrs. Mellick was taken to ........... the hospital in a private car. She ,n Dec. was badly bruised and may have Daugh- a broken rib. She was taken Pro. home later in the day. Starts 8 p.m. (> O. B. REESE Pleasure every 1N HOSPrFAL ay night at Mr: :"0, B, Reese, well known ~, Silvana. resident of R. 1, East Stanwood, Day Dance was brought to the Arlington hos- pital by the ambulance on Sa~ur. Jcmabor~ at day, Dec. 19. He was transferred Hall. Good mu. to the Everett General Hospital Tuesday of. this week. i !Stella Thompson Dies In Seattle Miss Stella Thompson, 80, for, mer resident of Arlington, and well known here as the proprie- tor of the Red Top Inn, passed away in Columbus hospital, Se- attle on Monday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Moll Funeral Home, and burial was in family plot in the Arlington cemetery. The Red Top Inn was a popular restaurant in the pre-depression days and it was there that the Arlington Lions Club was organ- ized, and held their meetings for several years, Miss Thompson be- ing honored by the club on sev- eral of the club's anniversaries as one of the "Charter members." She is survived by a nephew, Gifford Thompson, who resides in Seattle. SCHOOL'S OUT Closing exercises at the Arling. ton schools~were.~eAd W t~ln@s~ day and classes were dismissed at 2 o'clock, the Christmas vaca- tion to end Jan. 4. Frances Williams Wins TV Set The winner of the TV set, which was given.away bythe Safeway Stores, in a drawing held "last Saturday night was won by Frances Williams of R. 4. Others who held winning tick- ets entitling them to turkeys Were: Mrs. Tilly" Mathis, R. 31 Mrs. Bill Monigar, Arlington; Alice Schloman, R. 5; Eda Hodges, R. 3, and W. C. Mayo R. 2. It s the Hohd ays' The Times went to press early this week so that all the greetings might he time- Iy. and also that all the members of The Times staff can be free for the final pre. Christmas preparations, and since next week the New Year falls on Friday The '-Times will again go to press ' ~ News I t e m s and cone- spondence should be in our hands on Tuesday. Christmas Services At Catholic Church Solemn Celebration midnight, Christmas Eve., High Mass preceded by Can- dlelight procession of children to the Crib. Choir will sing "Mass of Shepherd" b~' Pietro Yon. Mrs. Marvin Hendrickson is the director and Mrs. Ralph Alexan- der is organist. , A second mass Christmas morning at 9:30. There will be[ confessions on T~ursday 3 to 5:30I afternoon and 7~30 to 9:00 in theI evening. ' Busy Institution The Arlington Post Office is a hive of industry, as the postal clerks and rural~and city carriers sort and StaSh Christmas pack-I ages, cards and other mail to[ their addressees. Too busy to] make a complete report these last days before Christmas, Postmast-[ er Bill Quake states that the hal-I iday business will run as heavy or perhaps heavier than the 1952 total. t C unt "o y Eng'neer Earl Barn- cording to Mr. Barnwell, will run well last week ordered a restric-linto several thousand dnna,~ tio .................. n on [ne bqulre Greek bridge, Mr B r ....... on the Darrington road, same .. : ~a nwell states ma[ sllgn~ limiting loads to ten tons, thislwn,mn nao ..~een pus[ca at all because of the weakened condi- ormges on [ne t)arrmg[on roaa. tion of the structure due to dam-]which call attention to restricted age resulting from striking of clearance, have been destroyed or girders and overhead trusses by i removed by vandals. logs on overloaded trucks. I It is pointed out that should An emergency has been de-ithe Squire Creek bridge be close~ c]ared, and the commissionersibeeause of the damage it is re- have entered an agreement withIceiving it would seriously handi- the Bayside Iron Works to make cap industrial activity in the up- the necessary repairs which ac- per valley. Special Picture At Methodist Church Sunday, Dec. 27 On Sunday, Dec. 27, at 7:30 There will be a special program at the Methodist church, when Dr. Floyd C. Carrier presents a picture dealing with the subject of Temperance. Mr. Carrier, a Fellow of the Yale University School of Alco- holic Studies, is the Executive Di- rector of the Washington Temper. ance Association, t h e inter- church temperance movement. Mr. Carrier is nationally known as a lecturer, having spoken in il 38 states on the alcohol problem. During World War I Mr. Car- rier served in the United States Army in France, Belgium, and Germany. Remaining in Europe after the war, he continued his education and traveled exten- sively. In addition to attenuing Yale, Mr. Carrier has taken specialized courses in alcohol education at the University of Southern Cali- fornia, University of Washington, College of Medical Evangelists, and the National Training School of Temperance League of Amer- ica . Mr. Carrier has had 17 years experience as a pastor and evan- Pete Roal Home Wins Contest On Outdoor Decorations Judging of the home decora- tions, in the Garden Club contest, was completed Sunday evening, and the first prize was awarded to the Pete Roal home on Marion street, where four reindeer pulb ing a sled in which Santa rode was the main attraction, a large Christmas tree also being in the scene, all being lighted with floodlights. Second prize went to the home of Ernest Oman, where three large picture windows each con- tained appropriate scenes, the third prize going to the Henry Backstrom home, where large shrubs on either side the entrance ,steps were lighted with colored :lights. There were many .honorable mentions by the committee. Following the tour,.the judges gathered at the home of Mrs. Marian Shea, president of the Garden Club, where they discus- sed the decorations and cast their ballots. Following the announcement of the awards, a buffet luncheon was served by Mrs. Shea; The judges were Jack Hammer, Charles Bernier and Mrs. Earl Weber. gelist---occupying pulpits in Chi- o cago, Indianapolis and Sanv., o.nacLs'r0m%tesman Diego iThi' public is invited to theI p'ctu e and the talk. InterestedGOes to Hawaii persons may remain to ask ques- Surfboarding and bathing in tions. " the blue waters of Waikiki will & Glider Flymg At Arlington .Airport Monday morntng'g Seattle P.-I. be the lot of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hall, who leave next week for a week's stay at the Hawaiian par:. adise. Mr. Hall, a salesman at the Backstrom Motor Co., was one of the prize winners in a contest carried a special feature article embracing northern Oregon, the on the glider activities at the Ar- panhandle of Idaho and Wash- lington airport, where several 5cattle owners hangar their craft ington, including 168 dealerships. The contest, sponsored by the and~enjoy the sport of soaring on Northwest Ford Dealers advertis- lo ing committee started off in .' ...... s : tember. Mr. Hall came here from ca[ nero tor aoout two years, an~ Oak Harbor and assisted by Ed although thermal conditions are ttunter Dean Snyder and D~ pr:l a~vfaa~Trgbote heL%? mlCens Backstrom, launched a campaign . ' s that paid dividends, both to the nave remaineu aIoft on the local a~encv and to Mr Hall i field for over an hour ~' " , " "- ....... ". . . The dealers advertmmg eom- }i~e ~evi~l nas neen ueslgnatecl'~ mittee, of which Mr. Backs'trom is Y ..~ I Aeronau[lcs uommls- a director, set aside $351000 as stun gnoerpor[, prizes in the contest, among According to Williat-~ Schulze, which were trips to Waikiki for P.-I. aviation writer the leading salesman and his "Joseph M. Robertson, vice. wife, in each of nine districts. president and secretary of the The first lap of the, contest was Cascade Soaring Society, holds won by Don Backstrom, who re- the local distance record out of ceived a cash prize of $200. Later Arlington with a flight of' 49 Don went to Detroit to attend miles to Bellingham, and the al- titude record of 1/4,700 feet, estab- lished with a flight from Wenat- chee. "Other Seattle. owned sail- planes have stayed aloft for as long as six hours and a half with- out power. and the safety record has been almost perfect. Only slight dam- age has been done to gliders, on two occasions, and no one in- a merchandising school, being absent for a month. However, the team, weakened by the loss at one member, competed success- fully and won the coveted award. Mr. Backstrom, in commenting on the s~ccess of the local team, said "The responsiveness of the Arlingtoa community was splen- did, and it gives the Backstmm Motor Co. delight to have achieved this mark of distinc- tion." CHEST X-RAY DATE volved in the glider operations FEBRUARY 17.27 has suffered an injury. Tentative dates Feb. 17 through "The three 5,000.foot runways 27 have been set for the Chest x- at Arlington provide one of the, ray survey to be made in Arling- best sites in the Northwest forI ton under the auspices of the glider training, with take-offs in-ISnohomish-Island Count3, T. 13. to the wind available regardless]Association, with the Arlington of its direction." [ Hospital Guild in charge. Radio Station Personnel Appreciate Community Co-operation The following letter was received by Mayor Robert Murphy: U. S. NAVAL RADIO STATION (T) SNOHOMISH COUNTY ARLINGTON, WASH. Honorable Robert Murphy 22 Dec. 1953 Mayor, Town of Arlington Arlington, Washington My Dear Sir: On the occasion of the ttoliday Season I wish to expre~-, to the people of the Arlington Community through your of- rice, the sincere appreciation of all the officers, enlisted personnel and civilian emp],oyees of the radio Station, for the community's cooperation and consideration during, the year 1953: ~ The spirit of friendship and CooDerat}on has been most outstanding. It has truly left nothing to'be desir~d:' It is with the greatest of pleasure that we of:the Radio Station took forward to another year of such splendid rela- tions. Very truly yours, G. W. WARREN, Commander, U. S. Navy Officer in Charge