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Page Two, Monitor, Monroe, WA., January 6, 1977 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1898. MEMBER L Association. Founded 1885 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, per year $6.00. Outside Monroe, Skykomish and Snoq.ualmie Valleys $7.00. Official Newspaper of the City of Monroe and Town of Skykomish. Address all mail to Post Office Box No. 399, Monroe, Washington 98272. Editor & Publisher ............ Howard Voland Office Manager ........... Althea Hendrickson News Editor .................. John K. Wiley uest ommentary ~!ii~!iii!i!! ~/ ~ ~ i~ !~!~i~iii~i~ ..... ~ And easier to follow. The new Weight Watchers Food Plan is full of things like cam-on-the-cob, cheeseburgers, real cocoa milkshakes and more. All within limits, of course. And you can enjoy them no matter how much weight you've got to lose. But since Weight Watchers is more than a diet, we've also made our new Program more flexible. Simpler to learn. Easier to follow. It's all easy to find, too. At a Weight Watchers meeting near you. .A.. WAlt.HERS The Authorit' in Olympia All over the state editors are beginning to write their farewell salutes to Gov. Dan Evans. Some of the national writers have done it already, and they lavished such praise on Washington's 12 year chief executive that it must have embarrassed even him. What intellect, they exclaimed. What integrity. What courage, what honesty, and so on and they all wound up saying what a fine individual the state is losing and how much his kind is needed in public service. There was a noticeable lack of listing of accomplish- ments by this fine, intelligent, courageous governor, and probably all for the same reason. They couldn't think of any. Now, just pause a moment. What will Dan Evans be remembered for-- With his predecessor, AI Rosellini, it was the upgrading of a deplorable mess in institutions to one that rated national acclaim. But Dan Evans hasn't done anything for institutions. In fact, they're almost back where they were in pre- Rosellini days. It was under his administration that instututions, health and other department were massed into a mon- strosity called the Department of Social and Health Services under the guise of saving money. Human resources are budgeted for over $2 billion in Evans" final budgetmthe whole state budget wasn't that when he took office. The prison system is a time bomb with the prisoner almost reaching the stage of running the show under Evans' benevolent eye until a few slipped and killed some people and things tightened up a bit. It would not surprise me if he granted some last minute pardons just to prove his real feelings on rehabilitation. The fishing situation is likewise explosive, thanks to the fact that Evans sanctioned the give-away to the Indians by his fisheries director of resources that belonged to all the people. Highways ? They're deteriorating faster than the insti- tutions and Dan Evans could care less. He wants gasoline taxes diverted to the building of a rapid transit system for downtown Seattle. He helped virtually destroy the Republican party in this state by working unceasingly to drive out the non- liberal element. He has ballooned the budget and state employment, so, all in all, I gue,.s writing about Dan Evans" personal attributes is the only way to go. Because building his own image was the major accomplishment of his term. I agree that he is a fine individual and public service needs more like him. But not where he has any control over the spending of money, because he never gave a thought in 12 years to what the people he governed could afford or really wanted, only what he insisted they should have. TWO INJURED--Two Seattle men were injured Thursday at about 3:30 o, m p.m. when their late model compact skidded on the slick frost-covered wooden bridge that crosses Woods Creek on the Slippery idge Surface Causes Injury Accident Two Seattle men escaped serious injury when their late model compact skidded on a frost-covered bridge and rolled several times down an embankment at about 4 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Ed Fleming of the Washington State Patrol said a 1976 Toyota driven by Kevin M. Landis, 22, of Seattle, and a passenger, Joseph R. Tate, 47, also of Seattle was eastbound on the Florence Acres Rd. when it skidded on the slick wooden surface of the bridge crossing Woods Creek. The bridge is about four miles east of Monroe on the Florence Acres Rd. The vehicle spun out of control and rolled over several times before coming to rest at the bottom of a 10-foot embankment. Both men were transported to Valley General Hospital in the Monroe aid unit and released after examination. igns ominat (Continued from page 1) request of $662,000 was approved by district voters by a slim-61 per cent majority. Contracts were issued to 30 teachers and personnel who had earlier been reduced from the district payroll. Senior citizens received the chance to fix up their homes through a $58,000 Housing and Urban Development pilot program, for maintenance and safety programs. Pony Express riders passed through Monroe on their way to Philadelphia for Bicentennial celebrations. Monroe Mayor Grace Kirwan posted a letter from the city to be postmarked July 4 in Valley Forge, Pa. and returned. JULY Everyone got a little nostalgic as the nation celebrated its 200th birthday. Monroe celebrated with a rain-soaked parade and a host of events sponsored by the Monroe Bicentennial Commission and the Historical Society. Sen. Henry M. Jackson and Second District Congressman Lloyd Meeds of Monroe dedicated a Youth Conservation (Continued on page 4) Florence Acres Rd., about 4 miles east of Monroe. Driver Kevin M. Landis and passenger Joseph R. Tate were transported to Valley Gen- eral Hospital for treatment and released. en (Continued from page 1) ment. A holstered automatic pistol was found in an empty gar- bage can at the rear of a nearby residence, Hovde said. The three were taken to the Snohomish County jail and booked. The juvenile suspect was later transferred to Denney Youth Center in Everett after a birth certificate determined him to be a minor, according to Hovde. Budgetary matters took up the bulk of dis- cussions Tuesday night during the regular mee- ting of the Monroe Board of Education. The directors re- county Dairy Family of the Year honors, entitling the family viewed the d istrict's to a shot at state honors. 'status in funding a two A Monroe School District maintenance and operation levy month "transition" per[- od this summer between the school district fiscal ,year and a new Septem- ber-to- September fiscal year recently mandated by the state. Bob Thorne, district business manager, ex- plained the various state laws and administrative codes which govern the district's budgeting pro- (Continued on page 4) CUSTOM COUNTER TOPS BREAD BOARDS FACTORY PRICES 1 mile east of Sultan on Highway 2 F.A. KOENIG & SONS 793-1711 evenings 793-6825 52/4te Liquor Profits Go To Valley Towns Monroe Community Chapel Pastor AI Starling 794-4302 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Eve Bible study 7 p.m. Wed. home prayer groups 7:30 23515 Old Owen Rd. 794-4440 Non-Denomination Faith Center Assembly of God Rev. AI Stivala, 334-5959 Church. 794-8598 Valley Church Directory Wed. Family Night 7 p.m. @ UnitedMMetf~istChurch ~, Famjly Worship 10 a.m. J i ~o,,o ~o~s~, ~E:A/~ 338 S. luewis 794-8863 ~lJ ~ ~ ~ (Continued from page 1) counties will receive $1 mil- lion, as provided by state law. Snohomish County, with a population of 128,000, will get $86,450 as its share of the liquor profits. Valley municipalities and the amounts they are slated to receive include: Monroe, $5,365; Sultan, $2,292; Skykomish, $558.11; Gold Bar. $996.63; Index, $338.86; and Duvall, $1,102. EMMAUS BIBLE CHURCH Madison & Short. Columbia Remembrance Table 9:45 a. m. Bible Hour - 1 l a. m. Prayer Meeting, Wed., 7.'30p. m. Phone 794-5608 Riley Rinks Monroe Seventh Day Adventist Church Pastor Gary Christianson Sabbath School, 9:15 a.m. Church, 11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Community Service Center, 10-3 Tuesdays First Congregational Church Larry S. Baker, Interim Pastor Lewis & MacDougal Streets Morning Worship and Church School, 10:30 a.m. 1-329-8647 Bethel Church Rev. H.M. Gering, 794-7708 1405 Main Street Sunday/Church School, 9:45 Mar. Worship 11 a.m. Eve. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wed., Family Night, 7 p.m. Monroe first Baptist Church Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. TOU'NE 1HIS GgSE TO 1.0SlNG WBGHT: Monroe 1.0.O.F. Hall S. Lewis & Sumac Drive Tuesday 7 p.m. Snohomish American Legion Hall 1201 FirstStreet Wednesday 7 p.m. For information call 1-800-561-6962 [toll free] Sorry, we no longer accept checks, ii Washington Mutual Savings Bank pays 5 % interest on passbook savings. Pacific First Federal Savings and Loan pays 5 % interest on passbook savings. pays an incredible per annum on passbook (compounded daily of course ) FIRST MUTUAL SAVINGS BANK Bellevue - 120 Bellevue Square , Bellevue 98004 - 455-7330 Crossroads . 15635 Northeast 8th Street. Bellevue 98008 . 455-7340 issaquah 705 Northwest Gillman Blvd.. Issaquah 90827 . 455-7335 Mercer Island 2476 76th Southeast. Mercer Island 98040 . 455 7345 Monroe 102 West Main . Monroe 98272 . 794-8686 Wenatchee. 900 North M~ssion Street. Wenatchee 98801 . 663-2601 MEMB F,R EI),I.C. OPEN 10 TO 6 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ! j J