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Thrill ill (Continued from pg. I) mountain (probably Haystack) across the Sky- komish River from Sultan. It has a crater-like indentation just like a dead volcano. The north- ern face gives no indication of such a hole. With pointing finger, Irv named the outstand- ing peaks; Baker, Pilchuck, Glacier on the left and Rainier, St. Helens and Adams on the right. The latter three, because of distance, were blue- white in their majestic beauty. At a little over 6,000 feet we leveled off and passed within 1,500 feet of Mr. Index which was draped, like her sisters, in a mantle of snowy whipped cream. We were just a few hundred feet above her summit. On my left, Index Wall, which has always im- pressed me with its sheer side, was insignifi- cant compared to the grandeur of the Cascade Range which went to the horizon in either direc- tion. At this time, I turned to look back at Monroe and the green floor of the valley and discovered we were enclosed in mountains. It had happen- ed so imperceptibly that I had not noticed. Intent on the panorama below, I had released my death grip on the hand-hold and was com- pletely relaxed in the warm cockpit. I noticed that the thermometer which indicated the out- side temperature registered 20 degrees. In re- ply to one of my many questions, Irv told me that there would be no icing of wings since there was no moisture in the air and not at our alti- tude o We circled the summit of Stevens Pass, watch- ing the skiers, like ants, inching down the slopes. The speed at which we were traveling seemed to minimize the speed of things traveling on the ground. Irv tried to point out the beginning of the rail- road tunnel as we started back, but expecting to see a great, gaping hole, it took me awhile to see the black dot, no bigger than the eraser on a pencil, which marked the entrance. As we headed back home, I was told to put my feet on the pedals and my fingers on the wheel. I was surprised to find how little pressure it took to turn otto descend. It required much less effort than driving a car. At the beginning of the flight, Irv had told me that women actually make better flight students than men because of their light touch and read- iness to follow instructions. I now believed him because of this actual experience of feeling the response of the plane to each small touch. Irv throttled back and we descended at the Held For Mr. Wood Graveside services were held Monday in the Granite Falls Cemetery for William Oscar Wood, 70, of Granite Falls. Mr. Wood was born July 7, 1904, in Granite Falls. He had been a resident of that area most of his life. He was s retired logger. i / . or smell carbon mon- oxide gas. TWO SEATTI,E teenagers sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle on which they were riding crashed out of con- trol through a fence on the Ben Howard Road south of here last Thursday afternoon. Suffering head injuries was Kirk Fo Beck, 17, 16243 14th NrS, Seattle He was the driver. Suf- fering a fractured leg was George I_. Butterfeld, 18, 6039 208th SW, Apt. 2, I_ynnwood. Both lads were taken to Valley General Hospital for care --Staff Photo Funeral lime 441 Main Monroe, Wash. 98272 "Serving others as we would Registration Books rate of about 500 feet a minute with absolutely no sensation of going lower except the popping of To Close March 9 ears and the increased size of objects on the Voter registration ground, books for Monroe and Knowing my husband would thoroughly enjoy the various county pre- what I was experiencing, I asked how much it cincts or parts thereof would cost for him to go on such a flight. Irv in Monroe School Dis- told me it would be about $14 in the two-seated trict No. 103 will be Cessna we were in and even less in a larger closed against original plane that could carry more passengers, registrations and trans- We dropped to about a thousand feet and took fers on and after March a scrutinizIng look at Monroe, then headed for 9, 1975. the field. After the "cross-wind leg" and the Said registration books "down-wind leg", we came in over the Pan- will remain closed until Alaska Fisheries complex where my husband after the special school presides as chief engineer to support his ]ourn- election to be held April alistic wife. 8 he Although I am not a competent Judge of land- last day voters Ings, I think our landing was perfect. We slid may register for the to the runway with hardly ajolt and certainly above election will be with much less of a bang than the big Jets. March 7, except where My pilot has two projects he is tying to "get the places for register- off the ground", one is to get more women in- trig remain open on Sat- terested in taking flying lessons and the other is urday, they may then to establish a flying taxi service between here register on March 8. and Sea-Tac Airport. Both are laudable under- takings and as for the first, if this cowardly kid can do it, any gal can. Log Export Ban (Continued from pg. 1) of logs. Curtailed production has been due to tight money, increased interest rates, and a de- pressed housing market. "During thehigh level of log exports in 1973, Washington's plywood and sawmill production was at a record high. There were enough logs for both. In 1974, the export volume dropped 21 per- cent, harvest from existing state timber sales dropped off, and housing starts declined to 1.3 million units nationally, down 1.1 from 1972, while the uncut timber under sale contract increased." Cole pointed out that timber sold from state- owned lands provides income for schools and other trusts designated at the time of statehood or by later legislatton. State-owned timber is old on a competitive bid basis. High stumpage prices exist on the 1 1/2 billion board feet of state timber cur- rently under contract of sale. No purchaser is going to harvest that timber if he must sell logs at a loss. The present proposal to ban log exports from state-owned lands would make harvesttngnearly impossible for many purchasers holding timber contracts on those lands. This would reduce the supply of wood products to saynothingof the reduction of Jobs and payrolls. Cole criticized the attempt to regulate and re- strict state exports as an unconstitutional tres- pass on the rights of the federal government which alone has the right to pass laws regard- interstate and international commerce. 'The solution to this problem is not a mat- ter of restriction," Cole said. "The federal government must make more mortgage money available at lower interest rates to stimulate the building industry. That's what I've recom- mended all along, and what I will continue to ,ors recommend." vices has been filed tn the legislature by Rep. Art Clemente, ]3- Bothell. The proposal, HB 602, has been referred 4-H'ers Will (Continued from pg. 1) first week of March when members will be available for baby-sit- ting, yard work, and various other odd jobs. For further informa- tion call 794-8295 or 794-7056. to the House Com- merce Committee. If passed, the meas- ure would prohibit em- ployment agencies from charging appli- cants for their place- ment services and would shift that re- sponsibility to em- ployers. wish to be served..." C.W. Kerr, Gen. Mgr. Monroe 794-7049 - Carnation333-4179 All adults realize that a regular exercise program is a necessary and vital ingredient for a long and healthy life. Many of us have start- ed on some type of exercise pro- gram but because of monotony, bore- dom, bad weather or lack of in- terest, we eventually stopped and consequently found ourselves again without regular exercise, with less energy and more fat. Karate train- ing is exciting, and a great way to get and stay In top shape and the same time our professional In- structors will teach you a highly effective means of self defense. KARAT E ! Visitors always welcome Free Trial Lesson Karate Ass'n. 1st & Union, Snohomish 568-7174 or 252-6040 ::iii "School of Champions" You've worked hard all your life. You should have something to show for it. At First Mutual Savings Bank we think you should put your money into something you can have confidence in - yourself. For example, pay yourself $100 a month and after five years in our 51% Passbook account, you'll have $6,876. Your money is safe. It grows from your deposits and the interest we pay you. And, you can take it out anytime you like. Most of all, it's yours. Pay yourself. We think you're worth'it. First Mutual Savings Bank - for your peace of mind. Feb. 27, 1975, Monitor, Monroe, WA, Page Three 102 West Main Monroe 798686 ' OPEN 10 to 6 WEEKDAYS Mr. and Mrs. William G. Joplin returned last week after officiating at the fourth annum La- batts World Snowkite Championships held Feb- ruary 14, 15 and 16 in Kimberely, British Col- umbia. Mrs. Joplin (Janine) served as secretary of the tournament, recording all activities. Her husband, Bill, a hang-glider flyer with a host of experience and talent, served as one of two Bill Aimed At A measure which would require employ- ers to pay employment agency fees for per- sons referred by pri- vate placement ser- Savings Insured to $40,000 by F.D.I.C. He leaves one nephew invited judges along with Bill Bennett of Van Franklin C. Wood, New Nuys, California. Orleans. 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