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Lake Upsets Monroe Lake Upends Monroe 7-6 In Final Seconds SECOND STRAIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN SIGHT By Mike Anderton A heroic, almost mighty team effort carried Lake to its greatest football triumph in many years against highly-re- garded Monroe last Friday evening. A 7—6 Lake Stevens victory, earned within the final 30 seconds of play, before a Homecoming crowd that is said to be one of the largest as- semblages ever to see a Lake grid contest, and with an erst- while team manager kicking the game-winning extra point—— all these ingredients would seem to make up the perfect script for the perfect football melodrama (and certainly a sports journalist’s dream). The incredible irony here is that it really happened, and more. All the near-unbearable drama and tension that began its fulmination within the last two and one-half minutes of the fourth quarter, when Lake took possession 55 yards from the end zone it had to reach, or else lose, was made possible by the fact that nobody knew just what was going to happen. What did happen, the eventual grand and glorious outcome, seemed at that point almost too wonderful to hope for. And this uncomfortable, flickering doubt must have been tindered by the fact that Lake, throughout the course of the game had played valiantly, actually dominating the action offensively and de- fensively against the state’s third-ranked team, yet ap- peared from a Laker standpoint at least, to be cheated of vic- tory by a series of frustrating bad breaks. For instance: Roger Ohlsen, Monroe’s flashy speedster half- back, one of the most widely- known backs in all of Wash- ington, was stopped by an in- spired Lake Stevens defensive line in a manner he. had not been stopped all year—he gained a net of 14 yards in seven carries of the ball. The week before, against Stanwood, Ohlsen had also made seven carries—but for some 210 yards. (Lake’s leading rusher, Duane Posey, has netted exact- ly 2101/2 yards all year.) De- spite his nearly total contain- ment in the rushing department it was still Ohlsen, in a matter of a few seconds, who nearly killed us: After the two teams had ex- changed downs for the first half of the first quarter, Ohlsen received a punt on the Monroe 19 yard line. He danced around back and forth for a few sec- onds, looking for a hole and meanwhile straightarming a couple of would-be Lake tack- lers, when suddenly, explosive- ly, he was off, a bevy of Bear- cat blockers before him. Eigh- ty-one yards, unmolested, for a touchdown and a 6-0 Monroe lead that nearly stood up all the way. Quarterback Mike Carlson’s extra-point pass at- tempt was hurried and fell short—“Seven points will win it” became Lake’s halftime motto. Incidentally, there are undoubtedly but a handful of Lake Stevens fans who can re- member it, but Monroe man- aged to work itself into a third- and-one situation on the Lake Stevens 12 yard line with some three minutes remaining in the first half. A 15-yard penalty on the next play stymied that Bearcat threat, and when Mon- roe’s Jim Scharf punted for the coffin corner on fourth down the ball took a crazy bounce in- to the end zone, else it would have gone out of bounds on the Lake Stevens one-foot lin e. Lake’s punter, Steve Stratton, had a similar thing happen to him earlier. It should be noted hfimmuh.mu'uxw 0.000000000000000000QOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQO‘ ’06.0000000000‘OOOOOOOOOOOOO0.000099669009090 M FRONTIER VILLAGE estaurant now open 11:30 a.m. .. 9 p.m. (CLOSED MONDAYS) now you can take longer toenioy your dinner and the beautiful surroundings FRONTIER VILLAGE MUSEUM now open 'Il a.m. to 8 pm. daily (closed Monday) in the B&M Frontier Shopping Center (if it was not apparent to ev- eryone during the course of the contest) that this game brought together two first-class punters. Both Stratton and Scharf are consistently dependable and ac- curate under pressure. They are both underclassmen. Monroe took the second half kickoff and immediately picked up a first down rushing, but a Carlson pass was then inter- cepted by Wayne Berry on the next series of downs and Lake took over on its own 41. Lake then rushed for a first down but was forced to punt on its next series—the ball rolled dead on the Monroe nine; an ensuing penalty put it on the four. Monroe got nowhere rush- ing and attempted—wisely—~to punt on third down. The pass from center was fumbled on the nine Where Scharf was barely able to pounce on it. It was still Monroe’s ball, fourth down, and this time the punt was safely executed, though Lake came quite close to blocking it. As the ball sailed down around midfield Lake’s receiver, Roy Delgado, elected to play safe by letting it roll dead rather than risk a fumble. The ball bounced down in front of Del- gado, who skipped out of the way, and then it rolled to a stop on the Monroe 44, where a Monroe player promptly fell on it. A referee then gave the sig- nal for Monroe’s possession, claiming that the ball had brushed Delgado’s feet as he had jumped away—a matter of some controversy. At any rate this was a horrible break for Lake Stevens, or seemed so at the time. As things turned out it may well have been the twist that turned the tide for our side, for it may have helped us to try a little harder from then on, but I think it is true, what I heard someone say after the game when everyone was joy- fully whooping it up, that be- fore this game Lake had just been a collection of players, but now it was a team. How it happened and when it hap— pened, is difficult to pin down, but now there is no doubt about it—Lake has come of age as a team. But getting back to the action down on the field: After Monroe’s lucky break it drove the ball from its own 44 down to the Lake Stevens 261/2, but Lake’s Tom Landre intercepted a fourth-down Carl— lson pass, giving Lake Stevens possession on its own 26, just as the third quarter ended. Lake sent Wayne Berry up the Monroe middle for five yards on its first play of the final quarter, but on the next play quarterback Delgado elected to attempt a jump pass. It turned out to be an unwise decision at best, for the ball went straight into the arms of Bearcat Jim Pope, who returned it from the Lake 35 to the 23. Monroe then picked up eight yards on a fan- cy lateral play from quarter- back Carlson to fullback Roger Creswell (who picked up a good part of Monroe’s rushing yard- age for the night). This made it second and two on the Lake 15. Then Laker defense began once again to perform brilliant- ly. On three successive ‘plays Monroe was crashed in upon for losses of two, six and se- ven yards, the latter was Mon- roe’s only pass completion of the night—another tribute to the Lake Stevens defense, for Monroe was reputed to have a potent passing attack. So Lake took over on downs on its own 30. Lake had learned by half- time that Monroe’s defensive weakness was the center of its line, the belly as it is some- times called, so Laker backs were given orders to “sock 9 daily w" a»; OOOOOOOOOQOOO9690099000009990.600009009900900 them where it hurt most,” that is, in the solar plexus, so to speak. A series of well-aimed punches, by Duane P o s e y, Wayne Berry and Jerry Finley, forced the Bearcats to yield yardage all the way to their own 37, where Lake was finally pressured into punting. Strat- ton’s kick was perfectly placed on the Monroe two yard line where the ever-dangerous Ohl- sen picked it up just in time to be snowed under on the three. Once again the Lake defense held and Monroe, on fourth down, punted from the 11. Scharf’s kick was received by Wayne Berry on the Monroe 42. He returned it three yards to the 45. There were two and one-half minutes to play at that point; everyone was quite aware that if Lake could not score this time it'was not going to score at all. On the first scrimmage play Posey ran (yes, through the middle) for five yards, and then Lake was immediately award- ed 15 additional yards on a grabbing-the-face-guard penal- ty. Lake has never had a more welcomed stroke of luck. This gave us a first-and-ten on the Monroe 25, and believe me, al- though this was one of the cold- est nights of the year, and my teeth were chattering loudly, I found myself wiping sweat from my forehead after every play from then on. The next three plays saw Delgado rushing for three yards, Finley for 5%, and Finley for 31/2 more. This put the ball on the Monroe 13, first- and-ten. On the next rush Po- sey gained four yards to the nine. A Monroe player was hurt on the play and time was called with 1:10 remaining, yet the clock on the field kept circ- ling around. Several specta- tors, myself included, devel- oped heart murmers at this but it was finally announced that the clock had gone out of com- mission and the official time was being kept by stop-watch. Time back in, Lake sent Wayne Berry for 5% yards to the Mon- roe 31/2, then called for a time out. On Lake’s next play, Jerry Finley swept wide around left. The play caught Monroe un- awares and Finley was downed just one-half yard from the goal. Lake again called time out. At that point there must have been around 40 seconds to go. Though Lake had not fumbled all night, the prayer at that moment of every Laker fan was “don’t fumble.” The obvious call was for a quarter- back sneak, and that is what Delgado called for. And he made it, over the goal line for the tying touchdown. Now came the all-important point-after attempt. Lake has two extra-point kickers, Wayne Berry and Allan Brooks. As ev- erybody knows, Brooks, until up to a couple of weeks ago was only on the team as a part of the managerial staff, then Coach Stultz saw him kicking practice extra points with great accuracy; so he awarded him a spot on the team. Of the four previous PAT kicks that Brooks had attempted, none of them really pressure kicks, on- ly one had been good. Berry, on the other hand, had kicked two- for-two, both of them perfect, against Concrete. But it was Brooks who was given the call, and under all the pressure in the world, he came through. The kick was high and to the left, and the officials todk a few seconds before giving the “good” signal. It was good enough to give Lake the inside track on its second straight un- beaten year in league competition. On the kickoff Berry expert- ly kicked the ball 17 yards and out of bounds. Monroe had time for two last-gasp plays, both of them “bomb” pass-attempts. Neither connected. For several seconds after the final gun ec- static bedlam erupted as Laker fans rushed out on the field to embrace their deleriously hap- py conquering heroes—a scene reminiscent of that glorious moment in Lake Stevens sports three years ago when Ted Werner had given his team a one-point win over highly-rated Stanwood with a last-second basket inside a packed gym in COMMITTEE CHOSEN The Pilchuck Garden Club met this month at the home of Mrs. Helen Carter. The following committees were appointed by the presi- dent: horticulturé, Mrs. Virgin- ia Slocum; garden therapy, Mrs. Hale Thompson; year book, Mrs. Dorothy Fransisco; cards, Mrs. Beatrice Fasco; telephone transportation, Mrs. Helen Byers; historian, Mrs. Lois Utt; community project, Mrs. Esther Quarnstrom; phone project, Mrs. Alma Ber- tero; publicity, Mrs. Rich- ard Reiman. A delicious lunch was served carrying out the Halloween theme. Lake Stevens. Such things make for good memories, though they seem even now somehow not quite real. I re- member a baseball game in Lake Stevens about five years ago, in which Mickey Wilton made the finest play on a ground ball by a shortstop that I have ever seen, at any level of competition. As I stood up to cheer (1 almost never cheer) I was stunned by the silence that greeted my own voice. Of the 15 or 20 spectators at the game, I was the only one who had even seemed to notice that the play had been something out of the ordinary. I remem- ber that I told myself then that I was going to congratulate Mickey personally after the game, but I never got' around to it. Lake lost that game anyway. Lak e, against Stanwood (there) tomorrow night should not lose, barring a letdown af- ter its great win against Mon- roe. The win, however, will likely not be an easy one, de- spite Stanwood’s poor showing so far. And if anyone has not yet seen the Lake Stevens Junior High team play, today and next week will be your last chance. They play Monroe here today at 3:30 and the same time at Arlington next Thursday. To date Lake has beaten Arlington 40-0, Stanwood 26-0, Lakewood 35-7 and Marysville 41-0. They employ, as one fan has aptly put it, “a steam-roller opera- tion,” and they employ it, I might add, with grace and finesse. Students Look At Communism The seventh grade students of Recia Zuckerman’s class at Mt. Pilchuck School are now working on a unit dealing with communism as part of their current events program. This project is being carried on in conjunction with the Junior Scholastic Magazine and a ser- ies of articles about Commun- ist China and other countries under communist rule. The purpose of this unit is to give the children a working idea of what it means for people‘id function within such a society. This study will give the stu- dents an opportunity to com- pare the philosophies of both communist and democratic forms of government as the effects are felt in their own lives. It is hoped that such a unit on communism will provide the students with a shield against atheistic communism by giving them a firm trust in the prin- ciples and ideals of our own free democratic nation. The lessons will involve the techniques of the familiar role playing situations in which the children will actually organize a communist party and the government of the room will function within this for a two- week period. At the end of the study, the children will be asked to write an evaluation of the program and to partici- pate in a panel discussion on the unit. A display will be on exhibit in the classroom during the Open House scheduled for No- vember 18. Those who are in- terested may. visit the room at that time to see the informa- tion compiled by the class. VOLUME V SINGLE—COPY IOc THE HOMECOMING COURT for Lake Lake Stevens High School are as follows: Girls, (l.r.) Sally Smith, Yvette Chaussee, Marilyn Erickson, Janice Williamson. Boys, (l.r.) CARDS EXPLAINED Thesecond meeting of Hill- crest P-TA was rather poorly attended probably due to the stormy weather. Principal Gordon Birklid ex- plained the new report cards due in November. There will be a five point grading system -——high, above average, aver- age, below average and low. Each child will be graded in each subject according to achievement as compared to his classmates and also on in- dividual effort. Peter Zook, regional director of Science Research Associates gave a provocative discussion on intelligence testing. He stressed the fact that I.Q. can change because a person’s abil- ity to perform on a test varies with! his age and development of tl’flnking habits. He pointed out that a culturally deprived youngster will not do as well on a culturally oriented test as a child not so deprived, but with exposure to a better en- vironment, can raise his score. Mr. Zook maintains not all children should go to college— those students with ability and interests in other fields should develop them and perform with pride their chosen vocations. There were several animated discussion groups following the meeting, a sure sign of a good speaker. Following a brief discussion of our school needs and finan- cial problems, a show of hands, asked by President Benita Hel- seth, indicated the majority of those present preferred to do something now to solve ’our fi- nancial needs ourselves, rather than adopt a wait and see policy. Radar Lake Stevens Town Marshal Jim Hathaway told the News this week that from time to time there will be radar used within the city limits of Lake Stevens, mainly to help control traffic on the Cuthbertson road. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Brooks of Lake Stevens will be celebra- ting their 25th wedding anniversary this Sunday from 2-5 p.m. The reception, hosted by Mrs. George Brooks and Mrs. Paul Brooks will be held at the George Brooks home on the South Lake Cassidy road in Lake Stevens. The couple were married on October 28, 1938 in Everett. They lived for a short time in Oregon and Bellingham, then settled in Lake Stevens. They have one son, Rex, and one grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. Hjalmer Peterson, who attended the Brooks’ on their wedding day, will be special guests. ——(Jos. G. Kennedy, Photo) Fred J . Fintz- Rt. 1 130:: 7691 Everett, Wash. LAKE STEVENS NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, I963 NUMBER Bob Bryce, Bob Bauer, Dennis Ollgaard, Guy Palmer. The King and Queen will be announced during the dance follow- ing the homecoming game with Monroe on Friday Night. Joe Tote, Joe Brinster Nomecl To Family Counseling Service Joe Tate and Joe Brinster of Lake Stevens were among 11 f r o m throughout Snohomish County unanimously elected to the board of Snohomish County Family Counseling Service at ‘a meeting in Everett last week“ 0 t h e r newly elected board members for the two-year term are Mel Birrell and A. C. Or- beck of Stanwood; Dr. Ryle Radke, the Rev. Eugene Strin- den, Esther Kallstrom and Ty- ler Peabody of Everett; John Rutter of Edmonds; Helen Klu- ge, Mukilteo and David Baker of Monroe. What’s Up? October 24 American Legion Auxiliary, 1 pm. American Legion, Community Hall. Junior High Football, p.m., Monroe there. October 25 Senior High Football, 8 p.m., Stanwood-there. 4 8 p.m., 3:30 October 26 Fun Night 8 p.m., Grange Hall, S. Lake Stevens. October 28 Town Council, 8 p.m., High School. Fire Department, Fire Hall. Faculty Club, 2:30 p.m., High School. October 31 Junior High Football, p.m., Arlington there. Hallowe’en. 7 p.m., 7:30 Seminars To Begin October 24 The Cascade League high schools are providing a series of seminars for four outstand- ing seniors from each of the seven high schols. This is the second year of this program. A number of agencies are giving assistance to this pro« gram. The State Superinten- dent of Public Instruction is providing some financial assis- tance. The participating schools of Concrete, Lake Stevens, Langley, Monroe, Stanwood, Sultan and Tolt are sharing the rest of the cost. Everett Junior College is making a room avail- able for each of the seminar sessions. The professors con- ducting the seminars were ar- ranged for by the Bureau of School Service and Research at the University of Washington. ' The purpose of this program is to give these outstanding senior students an opportunity to explore topics which are not normally covered in their high school curriculum. The students have reading to do in prepara- tion for each seminar. The first session this year will be held on October 24. Professor Melvin Rader will conduct a seminar on “An In- troduction1 to Philosophy.” Oth- er topics to be presented this year are “An Introduction to Logic,” “Art in Everyday Liv- ing,” “Economic Problems in Today’s Society,” “The Impact of Technology and Automation on Society.” The coordinator of this sem- inar program is Loren D. Lan- phere, principal of Lake Stev- ens High School. Hold-over board members with a year’s term to serve are Pat Peterson, Mrs. New- e11 Smith, Mildred Simpson, Frances Phinney and Owen Forbes, all Everett; Calvin Ul- berg, Mountlake Terrace; Mrs Ross DeMonbrun, Monro e; Mrs. Cecil Ferrill and Mrs. 01- av Sola, Edmonds and Harold Rothgeb, Snohomish. Introduced to the meeting was Miss Rosemarie Beck, newly employed part—time ron- sultant, who will work two eve- nings a week in counseling to ease the heavy work-load on Director Maurice Cote. In the period from September 1, 1962 to August 31, 1963, a total of 896 interviews were held, com- pared to 485 in the same period the previous year. Cote said cases have been handled from every part of the county except Darrington. Dr. Harold Silvernail, Ed- monds school district superin- tendent, spoke on his impres- sions of Russia. “Fun Night” The South Lake S t e v e n s Grange will host the Saturday night Fun Night this week, al- ternating with the community hall. Action starts promptly at 8 pm. with the ladies of the grange serving delicious sand- wiches, doughnuts and all the coffee you can drink for a nick- el a cup. See you at the grange Satur- day night for an evening of fun. Christmas $1.00 Boxes —(News Photo) SCHOOL MENU October 28-November 1 Monday Spaghetti and meat balls with tomato sauce, buttered diced carrots and peas, pear half, whole wheat rolls and but- ter, milk. Tuesday Beef and vegetable stew, molded salad, coconut cream pudding, buttered rolls, milk. Wednesday Baked beans, tossed green salad, applesauce, buttered corn bread, milk. Thursday Wiener on buttered bun and mustard, hash brown potatoes, green beans, fruit jello, hallo- ween cake, buttered rolls, milk. Friday Tuna Chow Mein, peanut but- ter and honey sandwich, ice cream, milk. LEARN TO GIFT WRAP At the October 17 meeting of the Lake Siders Home Demon- stration Club Tillie Luellen and Peggy Posey gave a report on “Foundation Garments and Un- der Clothes.” Many helpful hints were obtained on the se- lection and care 0 fthese items. The November 7 meeting will be held at the Luellen home on the Williams Road at 12:30. There will be a demonstra- tion on gift wrapping by Bobbie Posey and Jean Anderson. Each member is to bring scis- sors, scotch tape, two or three boxes to work with, gift paper and ribbon. Our HALLOWEEN Buys Are F rightfully Good Card Sale ...79" THE VIKINGS ARE ON THEIR WAY! WELL DONE IN THE HOMECOMING GAME BLAST STANWOOD FRIDAY "MITCHELL’S MERITS YOUR TRUST" MITCHELL’S Ben, Jim B & M Frontier Village Lake Stevens PHARMACY and Fred ED 4-3522 Serving Our Community Since 1910