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Page Six, Monitor, Monroe, WA, Feb. 27, 1975 Survey Shows: By Nellie Robertson Staff Reporter A tight economic situation and taxes which are already high were the reasons given for the recent school levy defeat by Monroe area resi- dents during a random telephone survey we con- ducted last week. school board works very hard to help people perfectly happy withher understand but there needs to be more aware- education, but when she ness and more information." got to high school, there Gayle had a couple of suggestions that might were too many subjects help in the next levy campaign: the first is to she had to take and the compare how the money is used in this district experience was less ful- with how it is used in other districts, and the filling than her pre- second; to make more information available by vtous schooling. Mrs. Carol Beebe, Route 3, said: "People wider distribution of the publtcation prepared by"Property costs are are tired of levies and the per centage system the school board and articles in the local paper,high and people don't needed for passage is bad and creates apathy." Gayle further remarked, "There's atendency have any money," Ruth She felt the people want state support instead to forget that people who have no children in concluded. of the levy method for financing schools. "Spe- school are still interested inwhat'shappentng." Teresa Wtxson, eight- ctal levies should be for special things," The Parry's have children in school and one on een, who is a 1974grad- she said. Carol is middle aged and her husband the way. is employed. A young housewife living on Route 2, Janet Eastman, personally didn't know much about the levy. She wanted more information in order to cast a more intelligent ballot. Mrs. Frances Hagler who lives a 722 Lawrence said: "There's too much unnecessary overhead and people don't want to pay it." Frances is in the retired age group. There's a general feeling that there's not enough money to go where it has to go, accord- tng to Mrs. Doris Miller, a woman in her early forties living on Route 3. "The state has to assume its responsibilities and so does the lo- cal school district along with better accounta- bility. The reasons for the new high school are not good when there are no matching funds available." Doris further observed that all taxes come from the taxpayers no matter at what level they are collected. Wilma Gardner, Route 2, thinks that people Just don't have the money to pay higher taxes "In my opinion there are too many taxes and people feel that they've had it," stated Mrs. Ellen Champers, Route 2. Ellen is middle-aged and her husband in employed. Mrs. Jaci Smith is not sure why the levy failed although she thought because of the eco- nomic situation people were afraid to commit themselves. Jaci has worked on levies in the past. "It's too bad when the kids' education is at stake," she declared. Jact works for a family logging business here in town. "People are too cheap to pay for thekids' ed- ucation," says Mrs. Emily Springer, Route 2. "They can spend money on booze and wild parties ( which can be deducted from their income taxes) by they don't want to spend anything for the kids." The Springers have two children in school and Fred works for Northwest Bell Telephone CO. Mrs. Molly Sunde, Route 2, thinks that people uate of Sultan High School and lives on Route 2, Monroe, says she feels the levy fail- ure is due to the fact that the money doesn't where it is intended. rom her own observa- so they vote "no". "There are many renters want to stop paying more taxes but they are in the area who have children in school but the taking it out on the wrong segment of the popu- owners are the ones who have to pay the taxes lation, namely, youngsters. There should be even if they have no one in school." Wilma is more for schools, she contended. Molly has a grandmother and her husband works in the a young one at home and her husband teaches woods when weather permits, in the Lake Washington School District. Too many taxes is why the recent school levy A great-grandmother, Ruth DaighThomas who failed in the opinion of Wayne Neal, 684 Park lives on Route 2, feels the levy failed because Lane. Wayne is a widower andthtnks, "Every- people are poor. "Schools should gobackto the one is overloaded tax-wise and past the break- 3 R's and then if parents andthetrchtldren want ing point." to go further, they can. Extra-curricular things Mrs. Gayle Parry, Route 2, whose husband are costing too much." Ruth feels that the teaches in Everett, feels that the poor economy high school demands too much of children while is no help, that taxes keep going up and further, they are still growing, tight money and high and it's one time you can vote "no" on what's Looking back from the 1970's she remembers taxes scuttled the last happening in government. She said, "The elementary school as very satisfying and she was school levy but what about the next one and what about the kids ? ttons and those of her friends, the campaign promises have been empty. Extraprograms and opportunities were promised if levies pass- ed but the kids experi- enced cut-backs in- stead. When Teresa votes, she'll vote "no" on special school levies, she says. Even though the kids do need the money, taxes are too high as it is, according to Mrs. Daisy Woodbury, 315 W. Main. There are alot of people complaining about taxes. Daisy has put seven children through Mon- roe schools and is now in the retired age group. 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During these pro- rams, children will e introduced to folk tales such as "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" and new stories such as Brian Wildsmith's "The Lazy Bear." Finger plays and action games will add to the fun. Emily Harris Named To Crocker Award Emily A. Harris has been named Mon- roe High School's 1975 Betty Crocker Family Leader of Tomorrow. Miss Harris won the honor by scoring high in a written knowledge and attitude examina- tion administered to high school seniors here and throughout the country Dec. 3. She will receive a spe- cially designed award from General Mills, sponsor of the annual Better Crocker Search for Leadership in Family Living and be- comes eligible for state and national hon- ors. Washington State's employment declined 38,600 In January with the end of Christmas season and freezing weather at mtdmonth. 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