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r, lEWSSlAND8 10 PER COPY SIXTY-FI RS:T YEAR THE, m'.onRoE mo, nlTOR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON--THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1960 NUMBER 2 Hospital District Petitions Now Being '60 Fair Parde Circuhted m Monroe and Vulhy Towns Hinges On Fair Petitions, asling the board of county commissioners to call an election to approve the establishment of a public hospital district in the Skykomish and upper Snohomish valleys, were being circulated in Monroe and valley towns, following a meeting at the Monroe town hall Monday evening where attorney Rodney Boddington explained to persons interested in circulating the petitions, all phases of the matter to be placed before the commission and the voters at a special election, if sufficient signatures are obtained. Kerr Named Petition Chairman Hospital Meeting Set ,For Monday Following Bnddingten's remarks, and after answering all pevt!nent questions put by those present, the meeting was turned over to Cecil Kerr who was elected by those present as the petition coordinator for the Monroe and lower valley Board Decision Joint Clubs of Monroe will fi- nancially support the 1960 Mon- roe Fair Parade; however, stipu- late that the Evergreen State Fair board of directors must as- sume the responsibility of securing the services of a parade chairman. Dick Cedergreen, outgoing Joint Clubs president, reported that the group at their last meeting agreed to turn over $750 toward a parade if fair directors produced a chair- man. He said the sum had been Municipal, School Candidates, Issues To Come Before 'Open Forum' Meeting Municipal ,candidates and those seeking directorships in school district No. 402 are being invited to appear at an open town meet- ing here Tuesday, February 23. Also, at that time, the school dis- trict's special five-mill levy proposition and the proposed Skykomish Valley Hospital District formation will be explored. The fourteen candidates are being invited by Mayor Robert H. Follis to participate in an "open forum" type meeting, open to all townspeople, as ,well as residents of the school district. Follis said that numerous inquiries about candidates and issues had prompted him to call the meeting. Here are the municipal candidates being invited: George Butler, 128 S. Madison, William Rainwater, 501 S. Lewis, both incumbents, Herb Schwartz, 210 S. Madison, all town council candidates for four-year terms, Citizens Party; Harry Miller, 318 S. Blakely, Don Moellring, 219 E. Main, Irvin Faussett, 121 Hill, all council candidates, Peoples party; Property Tax Billings Due In Mail Monday,, Ten Mill Hike Coming WSR Boxers To Go To Golden When teal and personal property tax bills hit the mails in Sno- homish County next Monday, Monroe property owners will be handed assessments nearly ten mills---almost $10.00 per $1,000 of assessed valuation--higher than last year. Likewise, rural Monroe property owners will get a bill bigger by nearly ten mills. Meanwhile, .according to figures released by Snohomish County As- sessor C. L. Barlow last December, nearly every part of the eotmty will pay slightly less money in property taxes in 1960 than they did in 1959. It Area ,area. raised for parade purposes through Marcella Davis, 215 N. Blakely, town treasurer and unopposed GI T In R00seve Kerr told the group that he would Nites In Old Morwoe--a Joint ,Chubs for that post being a candidate of both parties, y a-cake every effot to get the peti- fund raising venture. The six council candidates seeking three vacancies will be eves ourne Residents of the Roosevelt, Three tions into circulation and return Other items f business at the elected at large, the three winning the largest number of votes, re- Lakes and Sexon areas have been invited to a meeting arranged by the French Creek Grange and the Roosevelt P-TA to be held at the French Creek grange hall Monday evening Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in order that they may hear about plans for the formation of a Hospital District to take over ownership and opera- tion of the Monroe General Hospi- tal. Redney A. Boddington, who is chairman of the committee which has planned the move will speak to the group and will explain the peti- tion that is now being circulated. He will .answer v:ny questions whiCh may be asked by those attending. Arrangements for the meeting were made by Dale Annis of Roose- velt. them to the committee by Wednes- meeting was the election of Rod day, February 17, which is the tar- Sewell, 529 Terrace St., as presi- get date set by the sponsors, dent to succeed Cedergreen; V. K. Up Valley Petitions Circulated Saum named secretary-treasurer, Petitions in upper valley towns replacing Sewell. are in the hands of Louis Jelinek at Sultan; Mrs. N. H. Proctor and the Live Wire Club at Startup; Jack Erlandsen at Gold Bar; W. D. Cater at Index who will be as- sisted by public officials and com- munity groups in that area. Harry Bennett has the petitions in the Highland precinct area no,east of Monroe. Petition Explained While the petition is a three page document, most of the vertmge used in it pertains to the leg, a1 description of the boundaries of the proposed district, aaxl to the de- P-TA Pot Luck Draws Record 200 To Meeting More than 290 persons turned out for the Monre P-TA pot luck sup- ,per last Thursday evening in the school multi-e room. A program of entertainment and gardless of precinct or party, to take office. And, here are the school district candidates being invited: Cecil J. Weeks, Rt. 2 Snohomish, and Gordon Keck, Rt. 1 Mon- roe, who are seeking the district No. I directorship; Lawrence W. Whitfield, Rt. 2 Monroe, Harold W. "Tony" Meier, Donald A. Steffen, both Rt. i Monroe, all of whom are run- ning for the district No. 3 post; Puadrew A. Broz, Rt. I Monroe, nd incumbent by appointment, and R. L. "Bob" Schuler, 510 Powel[ St., Monroe, seeking the district No. 4 seat. Neither incumbent for the district No. 1 and3 posts are seeking re-election. Unlike the municipal election, directors 'will not be elected at large, however voters ballot at large. Jn other words, all the school district No. 402 electorate will ballot on all three directorship districts, voting for one for each seat. The town-school election will be held jointly March 8. ,seription of the legal boundaries of a shert business meeting highlight- I ti C mmittee Seeks Answers 00n0000onor me00,n00 L gi ,estabtied. attendance. Supt. Thomas E. Mars- e s a ve o Price-Rite, The first three paragraphs of the den intredueed members of the Man- obl At H i g t petition carry the meat of the pro- a'oe Board of Education and candi- To Flood- Control Pr ems ear n St 's Mark oo00- on Hart e missioners form the hospital dis- Board president, Ken Sehilaty, Bob Bernethy's State Legislative Coundl sub-committee on Na- trict embracing the ,area served, and member, Floyd Howell, ex- for the purpose of owning, operat- plained the 5-mill school tax levy tural Resources heard problems arising from floodivg of the Skykomish, The Washington State Reforma- tory boxing team is getting ready to go again. They are going to the 1960 classic Golden Gloves Tourna- ment to be held ,at the Seattle Civic Auditorium February 19-20. The competition year ,will be terrific, with a number of sterling battles shaping up for everyone of the ten divisions. Many of the 1959 title holders will be back this year to defend that honored title of champion. January saw three members of our boxing team, along with Dec Boreson, .go to the tourneys held in Tacoma. If what they did in Taco- ma is any indication of what they ' will do in Seattle, the team will bring back same of those SRles that are up for grab. There will be two new sluggers participating this year-- Lesley Riggins and Neville Sapp. Along with them will be the three veter- ,ans of the Tacoma Golden Gloves Tourney held last month. 'le three are Leo Dobbs, Noland (Ti- ger) DeICamhre, and Eli Darein. Taxes due on Monroe and rural Monroe property are up as the re- sult of a special school levy pass- ed last May 27 when voters in school district No. 402 ratitied a twelve-mill or $45,000 special as- sessment. Precisely, Monroe property own- ers will pay $9.72 per $1,000 of as- sessed valuation more this year. The total levy, therefore, will he 57.74 mills as compared to 47.36 mills paid in 1959. In rural Monroe the millag is 56.75 mills, or .09 mills less than for corporate Monroe property owners. Another factor, contribut- ing insignificantly to the overall in- crease in ruxal Monroe, is a hike of ,.01 mills in fire protection district No. 3. Here is a breakdown of the total 57.74 Monroe millage: Town of Monroe, 15 mills; school district 402, 31.72 mills; state, county and PUD, 11.02 mills. Also, here is the breakdown of ,the total 56.75 rural Monroe nfill- age: school district No. 402, M.72 mills; road and library, 12 mills; state, county and PUD, 11.02 mills; fire protection district No, 3, 2.01 mills. By way of explanation, the state, Give 17 Prizes In addition to bargain prices many valley resideut s also receiv- ed various prizes at the gala sal held last weekend by price-Rite and Stuart's Marke. Winners include Mrs. Fred Quaale of Carnation, a Bar-S boil- day Itam and Mrs. Elizabeth Rod- crick of Gold Bar, a Rath canned ham. Monroe winners were lVls. Edith Connelly, . 50-pounds sugar; Jim Crawferd, six-ponnds snow drift; Mrs. Charles Woosley, 4-pounds MJB coffee; Mrs. Jack Simon, a Rath canned ham; Mrs. Ellen C. LChto, 50-pounds flour; Mrs. M. E. Bosh, aw, a turkey; Ray Sundbeck, a gallon Darigold ice cream; "Mrs. May Obom, a BarS holiday ham; Joe Williams, 50-pounds sugar; Mrs. C. F. Clag- gett, Rath canned ham; Roy Jones, king-size tide; Mrs. Joann Reirn- ers, 50-pounds flour; Henry Zandar- ski, a turkey; Mrs.' Alice McCallister, cedar sponge mop; and Mrs. Earl Paw- nail, 16-pounds tide. Two Area Youths Make Univ. Honor Roll Two area yoths, students t the University of Washington, Seattle, are among the 823 students listed on the undergraduate honor roll for autumn quarter, 1959, at the university. To be eligible for the list, stu- dents must carry 12 academic hours of studies and maintain 3.5 (B plus) grade-point average. Local students listed hre Donald A. Clarin, Engineering senior from .Monroe, and Cecile L. Fitchard, education sophomore from Skyko- mish. ing and maJaining an existing hospital located in the district (the present connty-owned Monroe Gen- eral Hospital); that the property located in the district would be benefited by such a hospital, and Eae health, convenience and wel- fare of those residing within the district would be beneficially ser- ed. Public Hearlng Will Be Called Following the filing of the peti- tions with the county, they will be checked to determine the validity of 'the signatures and if sufficient signataries are on the .petitions, the commissioners will then be called upon to order a public hearing at which time any cRizen of the af- fected area may appear for or against the forming of She hospital district. Special Election Pired After hearing the petitioners and others, if the county comnaissioners feel that the establishment of the district i advisable, they do so by resolUtion, at the same time call- ing a special election in the pro- posed district for the purpose of ratifying the proposition and elec- tion of three commissioners, who are nominated from each of the three commissioner districts and elected by .the hospital district at large. , , Financing Will there be a tax levy? That seeans to be one. of the first ques- tions that is asked, and it can be answered only in this way: "THERE WILL NOT BE A TAX LEVY, UNLESS THE VOTERS AP- PROVE IT .AT A SPECIAL ELEC- TION l" Financing, of course, is a mat- ter in whiCh every voter and prop- erty owner is interested, and can "be resolved only after a careful study of the methods open to the commissioners when they are elect- ed. (Continued on page 10) Warner's 'Cats Edoe Vikings 57.51 I t Now Hold Elcht League Victories By Mark Zaremba Coach Bob Warner's Monroe Bearcats "en their league record to eight wins against three setbacks by defeating the Lake Stevens Vikings 57-51 last Tuesday night on the local high school floor. The Bearcats forged ahead dur- ing the first quarter to take a 10-8 margin after the first eight rain- Bonga 3 O 3 6 utes. Gaining six points in the sec- Clark 0 0 0 0 ond period, they held a 26-13 ad- Nasman 0 0 0 0 vantage at halftime. Lind , 0 0 0 0 Even though out-scored in the see- Weiss " 1 0 1 2 ond half, 33-31, the first half mar- Johnson . .7 2 4 16 gin was sufficient for a Bearcat DeWigt 0 0 2 0 victory. The locals led 41-32 at the end of three frames of play. 25 7 20 57 The same margin was kept be- tween two teams in the final period Wilton 2 0 2 4 as Mfnroe won 57-51. Wood 4 2 2 10 Steve Johnson, who did not start, Werner 4 4 4 12 led ,the local scoring with 16 tallies Graham 0 1 0 1 followed by Ran Thompson and Ar- Weber 1 3 0 5 rid Brorrmaers with 13 .a II Toth , 0 0 1 0 points respectively. Donaldson 3 4 1 I0 MONROE (57) FG FT PF TIP Lundberg .0 1 1 1 Brommers 4 3 2 11 Adkias 2 0 0 4 Munn 3 1 1 7 Whifford 1 ,2 2 ' 4 Oahe ' 1 0 4 2 Tn 6 I 3 13 17 17 13 51 Lake Stevens (51)FG FT PF TIP placed on the ballot for the election next month. Jack Palmquest chairman of the adsory board, moved the P-TA appoint a five-member committee to publicize the levy, a job former- ly done by .the advisory board. Members approved this motion and Mrs. Fern Holcomb was named chairman of the committee. Mrs. Walter Hayfield, president, was in charge of the business meet- ing. Order of the Arrow Boy Scouts from Everett performed a rendition of authentic Indian dances. An- other program feature was a med- ley of western songs sung by Bill LoVe and Dick Smith. Other program features included a tumbling act by the Monroe high v, chool tumbling team and an ac- cordian solo by Ann Dezotell. Shar- on Hagel afld Claire Thomas of- fered an accordian duet. .A specLal feature of the meeting was presentation of a life member- strip pin to Mrs. Joke Reiner. Cub Schout Jim Willi, amson held .the flag for the salute. Honor guards were Scouts Martin Boren- son, Bill Carver, Mike Crsvford, Dang Hallstrom and Eplerer ScoUt Bob Johnson. A id Classes To Start Tues. First aid classes, open at no charge to the male general public, will get underway here next Tues- day and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Monroe Fire Dept. Hall, announces Chief Henry Bus.. Being held under the auspices of the State Dept. of Labor & Indus- tries, the classes will be instruc*.ed by State Patrolman Bob Eppling. Persons interested are invited to ,be in attendance at the first gath- ering February 16. Orthopedic Hospital Had 49,962 Patients In Ten-Year Period Reports of work at Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle high- liglrted the meeting of Maude Gva,y Clark Orthopedic Auxiliary recent- ty. The group met at the home of Mrs. Cecil. Kerr 441 W. Main St., with Mrs. Clarence Peters as co- hostess. For the 10-year period January 1, 1950, to December 31, 1959, the. hospita had 49,962 ,patients and gave $7,635,252 of free care. Auxiliary members slated their annual penny drive May 1-5. Attending the meetin were Mrs. Joph Brown, Mrs. Allan Burke, Mrs. Donald Clarke, Mrs. Starts Clmlgh, Mrs. William Dennis. Mrs. Clifford Fankhauser, Mrs. Robert Fay, Mrs. Carl Garev, Mrs. Clif- ford Gillies, Mrs. George Ham- mond, Mrs. Ward Lawler, Mrs. Burr Main, "Mrs. Retort axwell, Mrs. Jack Minor. Mrs. Vincent Nelson, Mrs. Malcolm Stockwell, Mrs. Howard Vol.and ,and Mrs. Bob W. Snoqualmie and Snohomish river systems during public hearings held in three valley towns last Friday and Saturday, and while they were sympathetic to the idea of repairing damage done, they were equally eager for knowledge of flood damage prevention and listened to a parade of count, state and federal officials who testified before the committee. startup Problem Aired Of particular huterest at the Sul- Hospital Lauded tan meeting ws a report of dam- age done at Startup during the early December high water when water entered the small Skykomish valley town and did considerable damage to ham0s and farm Iands. Reporting for the Startup group was Charles Cromwell who told the committee that the high water there was caused whey. the Skyko- mish river which is some fourteen feet higher than the W, allace river which skirts Startup, broke through rto the Wallace causing the water to flow into the town. The break-through was the first in the memory of local residents and hreatens to become permanent if Work isn't done to corine the Skylamaish. Sartup citizens propose at a'. 4,000 foot long channel be cut for the Skykomish to he diverted to. thus relieving the pressure toward the Va[lace and the tovn. Crom- well told the committee that rights of way bad been oained for the new channel and that the right to change the Channel had been estab- lished. In order that temporary work can be done to prevent further damage to the community the sub-commit- tee adopted a resolution calling upon the Governor for assistance from his emergency fund in the .amount of $20,000 for the project. all other avenues for immediate help h,aving failed to turn up a cent. Comprehensive Plan Discussed At the Monroe portion of the hea.rmg came a new concept in the approach to flood control. Keith Jones, County Engineer from Pierce County told the committee that there is need for the placing of responsibility and athority in the matter of controlling the streams, rivers and. waterways of the sate. By Easterner (without saying, the fonowing speaks for Rself. and is highly complimentary to the Monroe Gen- eral Hospital facility, the staff and administrative manager Walter A. Bourdage of Monroe. You will note that Mr. Balise, holder of a bache- lor of science degree and a regis- tered nurse, is a well versed and qualified observer.--Editor ) February 9, 1960 Washington Hospital Association 601 Broadway Seattle 4, Washington Attention: Mr. John Bigelow, Executive Secretary Dear Sir: In.asmtmh as I recerly ad an usnal opi0y to evaluate on a comparative basis one of your hospitals, the following report may be of interest to you., Two weeks ago I was on the job in my own hnital, Worcester, Massachusett  Hospital i- capacity as a Nurse Supervisor. It was necessary that I fly over night across conntry to the Monroe Gen- eral Hospital at Monroe, Washing- ton, as rdy brother Professor=eter Baiise of the University of Wash- ington had been seriously injured in an auomobile accident that caimed the life of his wife, and also hospitalized his two Children. This sudden transition rom "a tin-go municipal East Coast hos- pital to a small rural propriatory institution on the West Coast has proven to be a most gratifying ex- perience from the point of view of both observing the total care gven to my relatives, but also as a mat- ter of hospital administrative ex- (continued on page 6) In uolding his plan he likened the system of waterways to the St lh ad H state highway system wherein re- ee e ere, spensibility for control, construe- tion and maintenance has been placed under state, county and city control with establishment of Pri- mary and Secondary state high- ways eonrstructed and m`ainained by the state, eonrty roads under the control of county government and city and town streets under the control of the municipalities. While the streets, roads find high- ways of the state are financed largely through state gasoline taxes which are divided with the cities and counties, he proposed a state Sax levy for waterway control which would join the other manda- tory tax levies such as those of the schools, county and state. Keith's plan with its numerous ramifications was a revelation to the committee ho wilt give it further study, according to Chair- nmn Bernefhy, espeei,ally since (Contiuned ca page 7) But So Is Mud "Lots of fish bUt too much water and mud"-- Tiffs comment by Art Crews, Game Department su- pervisor for the coastal counties, is typical of reports on steelhead fishing last weekend. All rivers were reported out of shape Sunday but starting to drop and clear in the southwestern cor- ner of the state. Checks earlier in the week showed 46 fishermen on the Cowlitz with 15 fish, 113 with 4 on the Elokomin, 33 with 12 on the Grays. Reports from the Olympia and Seattle areas, as well as the nox, th- western counties indicate the pro- speets are .good for the shhead fishermen. Fish were pierAiful in all stroams before they went out of shape. Doc Boreson will be there to give each of the gladiators his best. Under the watchful eye of Doe Boreson and his two buddies, Wil- bur Templet and Leonard Clark, these fighters have achieved the high powered perfection that is re- quired of champions. If you happen to stop Dec Bore- son in gym, in the halls, or in his county and PUD total breaks down this way: state levy, 3.02 mills, county levy, 8 mills, PUD levy, 0.00 mills. Thus the PUD does not in reality fit in the picture. Furth- er, the road and library total of 12 mills breaks irrto 10 mills for roads and 2 mills for library. Up-valley, Sultan property own- ers will be billed on the basis of office, his reference to the boxing 51.02 mills, Gold Bar property, own- squad is "You heard wht they did" ers at 40.02 mills, Index owne,s at dn Tacoma, well they will do the 47.02 mills. same, except they all will bring ,back titles this time." Each of the men who went to Tacoma; went on to the finales and Leo Dobbs won a una "nimous decision over Lindy Lindmoser to win the title. Dec Bore, son says the two added figlaters to the Golden Gloves team "are young, bUt with great pro- raise." Neither boxer has had many fights, bUt he added,"They have the desire and the heart to win." Eli Darein and Tiger DelCambre beth say they are ready and eager to win the crown in their respec- tive weights. Both of these gladia- tors are excellent boxers. They did prove this in Tacoma and will prove it again in Seattle. These two fighters were both in the finals at the meet in Tacoma. ard hitting Leo DObbs, winner in his division at the Tacoma Gold- .en Gloves won that fightby a un- animous decision. Leo says 'hat this time "No decision. I'll knock him out!" and Leo can do. As each of you fighters step into the ring in Seattle, we want you to know that Dec Boreson isn't the only one in your corner: (For the inmates of this institution and the Staff of the Evergreen as well as ,the directors staff and entire in- (Continued on page 6) Property owners in the Sultan grade school district No. 31.t,* will pay taxes based upon 48.02.. mills while owners in the Sultan Union High district, No. 42 (Startup) and No. 314 (Sult`an), have the follow- ing levies: tl.02 mills, No. 42; 48.02 mills, No. 314. Next week Barlow will release graphs depicting the Monroe and up-valley Vax picture for '60. Douglass Opens, Shopping Center Barber Shop Monroe has a new barber shop. R is the Douglass Barber Shop lo- cated in Monroe Shopping Center. Owner and operator of the new business is Clairmont Douglass of Renton. He has previously owned and operated various barber shops. Most recently he worked in the Bellevue Square Barber Shop. Douglass is married and has one son, Lee, in the Navy. He and his wife, Leona, a former hair stylist for Frederick and Nelson, plan to move to Monroe: At Fair Board Meeting: New Buildings Headed For Fair" Youth Athletic Club Being Formed Arrangements for the installation of two large metal barns and renovation plans for the rodeo grounds at the Evergreen State Fair grounds made the agenda of the fair board meeting here last Man- day. Fair directors also named two new directors; authorized Harold C. "Doe,' Boreson, Washinon State Reformatory coach, building usage; and enlarged Ralph Mtnor's grounds committee. Fair president-manager Robert H. Follis reported that director Edward Stocker Jr. of Snohomisn, who is in charge of the 4-H divi- sion, had donated two 40 by 200 foot barns to the association. He said that the fair, over a long t,,rm payment agreement, would absorb the $6,000 cost of moving the build- ings from Snohomish and installing concrete foundations. . To be used for the horse division, the new structures will be located near the race track. The barns are valued at $25,000 and are capable of housing 10O horses. Commending Stacker for his gen- erosity, Fol.lis heralded the dona- tions as a "major improvenm to the horse faeilitiesY The president manager reported that the rodeo grounds ,and grand stands would come in for major overhaul prior to the '60 fair. or's committee was delegated au-. thority to place the new building and come up with a comprehensive building location and usage plan, ,as well as the formulation of future building needs. New directors named were El- mer Broughton, incumbent mayor of'the town of Sultan, replacing the late Russell J. Byron, and Dave Campbell of Everet, Who has long been active in police and youth work. Formation of a valley athletic club for youth, as set forth by Boreson, prompted directors to al- low usage of fair building facilities. Follis Said the club would be most welcome here and that it would be open to all as a non-profit asso- ciation. Bergson and the gretmds committee were to work out de- tails .in the very near future.