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NEWSSTAND I0 PER COPY THE MONROE MONITOR SIXTY-NINTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON-THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1968 NUMBER 1 Armecl orces News (Many Monroeites, and especially Mr. and Mrs. Burton Main of Route 2, were thrilled at seeing the recent- ly televised Bob Hope Christmas Special from Vietnam. Lo and behold, PFC Brian Main appeared briefly on the screen. He look- ed fit, well and happy.-- Editor) ATHENS, Greece -- Airman First Class Paul A. DeLong, son of Mrs. Thelma N. De- Long of 642 W. Eliza- beth Street, has been recognized for helping his unit earn the U. S. Air Force Outstanding POINTING OUT zoning classifications to Unit Award. Airman DeLong, an Willis George, newest member of the Men- accounting specialist in roe Planning Commission, is Talbot Wegg, the 7206th Support planning consultant, who Monday night pro- Group, Athenai Air- port, Greece, will wear posed a zoning map calling for 101 acres the distinctive service of light industrial zoning in the new 522- ribbon as a perman- acre annexation shown in the left hand ent military decoration. The unit was cited portion of the map. As proposed, the area zoned to industry would be about half that shown on a comprehensive land use plan adopted by the commission and less than a fourth that desired by owners of the property. (For details see accompany- ing story.)--Monitor Staff Photo Freight Yard Fear Indicated Fear that the Great Northern Railroad Company plans to locate a rail freight classification yard on properties recently annexed to the city was indicated in a letter written the Great Northern last week by Monroe Planning Commission Chairman Percy Dyer. The 400-acre rail classification yard, when announced as being lo- cating between Snohomish and Lo- well, was met with oppisition. The editor and publisher of the Snohomish Tribune, Bill Bates, ed- itorially questioned the advisability of taking out of service lush farm lands and observed that few econ- omic benefits would be derived from a rall yard. Also questioning the move and speaking in opposition have been members of the professional Sno- homish County Planning staff and the Snohomish County Commission. In his letter to the Great North- ern, Dyer posed the specific quest- ion: "Is the Great Northern Railway Company interested, at this time, in the Monroe area for purposes of the location of a rail freight classification yard or any related purposes ?" Dyer's letter was directed Jan- uary 17 to G.N. Industrial Develop- ment Agent D. C. Miller. Miller has been in attendance at several recent meetings of both the Mon- roe Planning Commission and City Council. Dyer pointed out that persistent rumors exist concerning the pos- sibility of locating the rail freight classification yard on the Frye- lands tract, the principal owner being Ward Lawler of Route 2, Snohomtsh. "Since we are aware of con- siderable opposition to the locat- ion of the rail freight classificat- ion yard in the announced location (between Snohomish and Lowell) and your recent attention to our local meetings to establish development and growth objectives for our city, we are wondering about the basis of your demonstrated interest in Monroe." Miller has for some time sup- ported the Lawler move to indus- trialize some 490 acres of the 522 acres just annexed to the city. Dyer is also a member of the Snohomish County Planning Com- mission. frexeeptinallymerit- MoriouSasststtngaChtevementSin the evac-in r s. Foltz Cats Face Stanwood Planners View Zoning" Map uaun f 1'736 ref- T R After Langley Loss ugees from Middle O un June,East countries1967 during thein A . f r::e pl!ngf:amnn:st:Vddahe is V:gCC;o?plihoedt intt yea:us areas tn the hostilities in that beattle on Bearcats dropped a 62-57 game to plan ro me speculcs oi a zomng map lvxonuay city retained thetr present zontng tn the new map Langley last Friday and are practising in areas when they viewed for the first time a map and property owners would not be adversely area. Personnel of the .......... z where they are weak with a home game slated proposed by the city's planning consultant, Talbot affected by adoption of the new zoning map. Mrs. VICE1 'O1 , S group also aided in the TT,+o, q+o+ .... oo aturday against Stanwood on the Snohomish Wegg. On a percentage basis in the proposed map v AL.,. V '-- curt temporary ".-hbustng, country and Canadian c ,, . The map, when adopted in either its present Monroe's 1,237 acres are zoned 52.5 per cent feeding and clothing , ..... ,. ... ..,.. e turned over too many lost balls and version or another, will determine the exact sIngle residence, 12.1 per cent multiple resi- .............. of the refu'deK ...... upon o;.a . --U*-  :^;..k. f heal to capitalize on our foul line shots, use to whtch Monroe residents may put their dence, 11.9 per cet public land, 4.6 per cent their arrival in Greece. -'" " : - "' ....... ". Coach Rod Waddell said of last week's game. 1,237 acres, busIness and 18.9 per cent mercantile (light nousewlle, is one OI Closely played, the Cats were ahead by 10 The 7206th, located seven members of the In general, the zoning map follows class- industrial). near Athens, shares Falcon Track Club in- poInts in the fourth period before their mistakes ificattons outlined in the comprehensive land Single residence land is shown in three class- caught up with them. Quarter scores, with use plan up for city council acceptance Wed- tfications: RS 6,000 for areas where sewer runways with the Ath- vited to participate in Monroe listed first, were 19-15, 36-36, 48-42 nesday of this week. and water service is now in effect represent- ens International Air- the third annual Seattle and 57-62. The only major area of difference is in the lng 63 acres for 5.1 per cent; RS 9,600 for port and is responsible indoor track meet Feb- Individual scorers were Larry Otttni, 19, amount of mercantile or light industrial zoning areas not now serviced with water and sewer for providing adrr/tnis- runty 3 in the Seattle Randy Olson, 6; Jim Armstrong, 8; Steve Ma- in the newly annexed 522 acres to the west (Page 2, Column 3) trattve and logistical Center Coliseum. Lean, 4; Jim Law, 2; Larry Parkman, 3 and and proposed by the owners as an industrial support to more than Mrs. Foltz will com- Dennis Kaptein, 15. High point man for Langley park. 60 U. S. military units pete in the 880-yardrun was RickHermannwith19. Drawn into the zoning map as Industrial is Jim Law Nomed and other U. S. gover- with other Falcon In percentage play the Cats showed their lack a rectangular piece of land stretched 4,600 merit agencies in Track Club members, of strength in field shots hitting 20 of 52 at- feet along U. S. Highway 2, extending 960 feet Greece and through the Mrs. Doris Brown and tempts for 39 per cent. In foul line throws deep and comprising 101 acres. On the com- eastern Mediterranean Linda Mayfield. She they scored50percent, making17 of 35 trtes, prehensive land useplanthesameareashows TO News Neet area. is named in the 1967 Langley outscored from the field with 25 of closer to 190 acres as light induStrial. Airman DeLong is a U. S. rankings as sec- 51 attempts for 50 per cent and from the foul Wegg said he recommended only 101 acres graduate of MonroeHtgh end tn both the 1500 line with 12 of 23 tries for 52 per cent. of the property be zoned industrial, a recom- School. meters and the mile. The greatest compet- I [ alec'eJ mendatton in line with a planning commission Jim Law, a Monroe Position ttion for Mrs. Foltzwtll Davisson E proposal made January 3. Hefurther recom- HtghSchool senior and be Mrs. Brown who set mended that a contract zoning plan be adopted son of Mayor and Mrs. an 880 record of 2:08.5 whereby the property, if undeveloped In two Jack Law of Route 2, Opens  the Seattle indoor TO H d Pla years, would revert to single family resident- will represent Snohom- meet last year. ea nners ,. 15,000, the zoning shown for a major portion ish County at the Seat- of the property, tle Times-sponsored The Monroe Post Of- Bill Davisson, Lawrence Street, and Margaret He further recommended contract zoning for high school journalism rice has an immediate I1IIi IIiulL'-'r Bakke, West Main Street, were elected chairman the tract known as the FInke-Collins property banquet February 7 at opening for a part time and vice-chairman respectively of the Monroe just west of the city limits on West Main Street. the Olympic Hotel, letter carrier, accord- Planning Commission when members met Men- Zoned mercantile, he suggested the property Seattle, announces trig to William Boyes, I1  --i. daynight, revert to single family zoning if development Mrs. Dorothy Bennett, Postmaster. itJ lr The election was prefaced with remarks of Intermediate District (Page 2, Column 3) apology by Chairman Percy Dyer to Mrs. Bakke LS lime nduct viii superintendent of As a result of last for not honoring her request for a re-vote at schools. Saturday's Jaycees jog, an earlier election December. That election Mrs. Bennett said one several townspeople was subsequently declared invalid by acting of the main features of have set up a regular chairman Davisson in the absence of Dyer who Heart Fund Drive the affair will be to Jogging program to was out of the city. provide further Infer- promote physical fit- In Monday's action Davisson was elected to a matton concerning the hess. four to one vote. Mrs. Bakke was declared With heart and blood vessel diseases account- $3,000 Times Foundat- Joggers will meet at vice-chartman after receiving two of five votes ing for more than 54 per cent of the nation's ion Scholarship. Jim Law 6:30 a.m. every Men- with single votes recorded for Dyer, David deaths and the community aroused by the deaths In announcing Jim's appointment, Mrs. Ben- SnohomJsh Co. day, Wednesday and Kelln and Willis George. The latter attending of many Valley residents to heart disease, the nett said: Friday at the Monroe his first planning commission meeting after Monroe Lions Club plans a Heart Fund campaign "It is with pleasure that Intermediate District TRAFFIC DEATHS Branch, Bank of Ever- his appointment by Mayor Law on January 10. throughout the month of February, announces VIII announces Jim Law will represent Snohom- TO DATE ett, Main St. and U.S. Davisson and Mrs. Bakke will serve one-year Mrs. Harold Johnson, publicity chairman, ish County. He has taken a very active part in LAST YEAR THIS YEAR 2. terms as chairman and vice-chairman. As their contribution, members of the Men- Journalistic activities throughout his high school ,I 2 1 I 4 1 'The course will be A vacancy in the planning commission was roe Den, local teen-age club, will sponsor a career." charted from the bank announced after the resignation of Dr. Percy dance on February 13 with proceeds earmarked The Monroe senior has written for the Hye- J ! J up lower Woods Creek P. Cooley, West Main Street, was accepted for the Heart Fund. Tye, his high school paper, and extensively Road to the cemetery with regret. Conducting the Monroe drive will be Lions in the field of sports for the Monroe Monitor. and across to the old Dr. Cooley had been a member of the plan- Club member Steve McCullough. All fraternal It was because of his ability in the latter and organizations and clubs are asked by the Lions his consistent interest in newspaper work that DRIVE LEGALLY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL Monroe-Sultan highway ntng commission since its Inception in December and down the hill back of 1958. In his letter of resignation Dr. Cooley to consider a donation to the Heart Fund as part the Monitor sent Jim to a week-long journalism to town. wrote he had "enjoyed many years on the corn- of their February activities. Mrs. Johnson workshop at the University of Washington in Anyone interested in mission and now felt someone else should have notes that checks may be made payable to the 1966. He has announced plans to pursue his the pleasure. Washington State Heart Association. interest and make a career of Journalism. (Page 2, Column 8) [ Be FIRST with 1 t Federal Saving! -The Leader in Total Mortgage 00ilings f?r the Entire County in 1967 was Your Local First Federal Sav,ngs of verett . 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