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March 9, 1972

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Boundaries Tabled Till Next Meeting ...... 15605"171Z# ,~=~. SJE. " ' . . Mmroe '"-: , " 1 In one of the quickest regular board meetings held in recent memory, the Monroe School Board made a few decisions and tabled a few others. Following a lengthly discussion onthe service area for the new Maltby Elementary School it was agreed by the administration and the board to submit a completeproposal at its next meeting scheduled for March 20. Administrative assistant Eugene Elledge re- leased an outline to the board indicating what steps have been taken and what is still being studied concerning the service area. Mrs. Dorris Biderbost, president of the board, inquired of Superintendent Royston Cot- tam, if any type of feasibility study has been made on this area. She recalls since being on the board from last February that no study has been made. Director Elton George also asked Cottam if a study had been made. Cottam replied that since he's been here no study has been conducted. Audience reaction to the discussion indicated the public was concerned about the service area boundaries and one citizen pointed out that he would like to know what the boundaries would .be before it was too late to make any changes. Another individual in the audience stated, ;"The people simply want to be informed." The question of money brought about con- siderable debate. When an item on the agenda called for con- sideration to purchase a 16 mm projector at a cost of about $700, for the Central School some members of the board immediately quizzed Cot- tam on the necessity of the purchase at this time. (Page 8, Column 3) TUNING UP FOR their concert, members of the Monroe High School band, practice selections to be performedTuesday even- ing, March 14, at 8 p.m. in the gym. The annual event will be free according to di- rector George Oelrich. .... Staff Photo ONRO MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON-THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1972, NUMBER 8 Comment... Frontier Days State Senator William A. Gissberg Gets Approval of this district told us Monday that he would not seek re-election this There will be a Frontier Days in Monroe this fall. year. And there will also be a Junior Rodeo. His pronouncement was tanta- mount to a severe blow to the health and well being of the 39th district and ~he peoples of the State of Wash- ington. In many ways this is like the passing of a long, trusted, loyal and honorable friend. B~ll s~rved this district and the state with the greatest honor, dignity and sacrifice. He has performed fetes of legislation in the upper chamber for more years than most of you like or can remember. His calling, like that of a Soldier, a Sailor, or a Gyrene, was of the highest - over the years he has served each and every one of you above and beyond the call of duty. We can only close by saying that those of you who forced this decision upon the senator - and you know who you are - have perpetrated one of the most flagrant acts of an American citizen. One thing is for certain and for very sure, you are going to miss and wish many times that Senator William A. Gissberg .was still the man that could and did so much for so many for so long. Maltby Curriculum Something Free -Tuesday In Monroe Meeting Scheduled Do you have bills due, taxes to figureout? Well take a break--there's something free going on. Monroe High School's band is presenting a concert Tuesday evening, March 14 at 8 p.m. in th~,.~.f~'~"~" the fact that the event is free isn't enough, the 80 piece concert band will offer a premier of "Cascadians March" conducted by guest composer Ken Kraintz. Kratntz is super- visor of music for Everett Schools. The piece, to be published this fall, is the first public performance. Among other selections, the band will play is "Red's White and Blue," by Red Skelton, who ts not only a popular artist and commedtan but a fine composer as well says George Oelrtch, Monroe band director. Other songs will include an arrangement from the "Chicago'P album; "Pagaentry", a contem- porary overture; and Rolling Thunder , one of the'great marches. Three tunes will be performed by the stage band. Also appearing will be folk singers Lorraine Furlong and Wen~y Hegeman. Although there is no admission charge, dona- tions will be accepted with proceeds going toward the band uniform fund. Monitor dds Dash Of plce x What's cooking in the valley? In an effort to starve off the eatibility gap, the MONITOR is undertaking aproject that's sure to spice up the famtlymenu. Beginning with the March 23 issue the MONITOR will publish one recipe or cook- ing hint submitted by valley housewives and homemakers. Recipes should be typed or printed legibly and include your name, address and phone number, and addressed to Laurene Pysson, The Monroe Monitor, P.O. Box 398, Monroe, 98272. Those selected for publication will be Judged on neatness and general appeal. You may submit budget recipes, quick dinner ideas, desert and party recipes or general kitchen tips. Persons submitting an acceptable recipe which is published will" receive a year's freesubscription or a year's renewal to the MONITOR. The program will last until further notice. So, thumb back into those files and submit your favorite mouth watering delight. You may send as many rectpes as you like. Registration Ends Friday Two days remain for those citizens residing within the Monroe School District to register to vote. The special levy committee has made an ex- tensive effort during the past week to sign up voters for the April U levy. Registration books will close on Friday, March 10. Following is a list of places to register: Monroe City Hall, daily, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. All Monroe Public Schools; during school hours. (Each school secretary is a qualified registrar) County Courthouse, Everett; daily, 9 a.m.- 5 p. .m. -Evening hours, Thursday, March 9, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the school board room on West Columbia. A special meeting for the parents of children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held in the Monroe High School lecture room on Thursday, March 16, at 8 p.m. Parents of all elementary schools; Central, Frank Wagner, and Maltby are urged to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the organization and curriculum of the new Maltby Elementary School. Guest speakers from Kent and Lake Washington school districts will share their experiences in developing new programs in similar newly constructed schools. The specific skills taught in each grade, the programs, materials, equipment, and methods used in all district elementary schools will be explained. Also Superintendent Royston Cottam and Roy Harding, principal of the new school will be available Ior questions. School officials urge citizen participation in this meeting. They say it should be a good chance to learn about the progress of the new school and the programs for it when it opens. Levy Committee Wheels Turning Bob Pollack, Gordon Keck and RonWashburne accepted the challenge of leading the Monroe levy committee in its second try at an organizational meeting last Monday night. . .~ The group aims at passingtllel~ mill, $517,318 levy through a more personal campaign leading up to election day, April 11. Sharing the work of the committee are: Gtnnie Baxter, secretary; Gloria Hopkins, trea- surer; Dick Langum, Nadtne Kelln, Rhoda Sheets, and Eldon Koznek, voter registration; Dorothy Moberg, Roy Harding, Ruth Neubrech, Gene Ernster and Doris Miller, publicity; Ron Wash- burne, Bob Wirt, Bob Blomster, Elmer Wenzel, and Randall Burns, publications. Heading the Speakers Bureau is Ron Wash- burne, assisted by Bud Thomas, Jim Morse, and Bill Btsby and Eldon Koznek of Maltby. Any group or citizen who would like to obtain a speaker for a meeting or coffee hour should contact members of this committee. In Charge of Readerboards is Dave Meeds; the Endorsement committee includes Carol Ardis0 Janet Osborn, Gene Elledge and Bill Prenevost. The committee meets again Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. in the School Board room on West Columbia Street. Chairman Bob Pollack urges all interested citizens to attend the meeting. NOTIC,E! AVE AT THIS SIGN OPEN SOON IN SNOHOMISH 1st & Ave. "D' 568-3171 These decisions were made by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce at its meeting last Thurs- day. The chamber set June 23, 24, and 25 as the dates for the affair. During last year's three day event, the chamber invested close to $15,000 and lost money. For a Junior Rodeo this year, total cost should be about $4,700. John Heichel a member of the chamber, point- ed out that in other communities a Junior Rodeo has usually been quite successful and he felt that should this one be, it could be made an annual event. Both measures to hold the Frontier Days and the Junior Rodeo passed by unamious votes. Harry McCloud gave a presentation con- cerning the formation of the Snohomtsh County Economic Development Council on a countywide program. Taste Of Freedom Gets Rained Out by Dick Baldwin Monitor Reporter - Photographer There has been a saying thatwheneveryou see someone breaking the law there's never a police officer around. Well, there are two individuals sitting in the Washington State Reformatory that would probably not agree with that statement. It's been shown on T.V. durtng thelatemovies many times how prisoners go to great lengths to plan an escape. The residents have everything figured out right down to a perfect "T". The pair, inmates at the honor farm, ap- parently figured they'd obtain their release be- fore the scheduled date. They left the farm, which is located five miles south of here near High Rock, and were reported missing at the 8:30 p.m. count Sunday evening. If you'll recall, this past weekend wasn't exactly perfect conditions to do any traveling by foot, as two to three inches of ran was dumped here abouts. Several hours later, soaking wet, the two ap- parently reconsidered the hospitality of the nice dry honor farm facilities. At about 2:40 a.m. north of the city, the pair began knocking on doors and awaking residents attempting to convince sleepy occupants that they were escapees from the honor farm and wanted to turn themselves in. After a couple of "Get the heck out of here's", the two approached a third house. While going through the now pat routine of explaining their delima, they were welcomed into the house and invited to watt while a phone call was made. Unbeknownst to the two weary travelers, they were awaiting the arrival of a squad car in the home of Monroe Police Chief D.C. Nauman. Oh, by the way, the two adventuring inmates were: Leonard Haugland, 23, formerly of Aria- cortes, and Daniel Roy Eley, 19, formerly of Seattle. J FREE HOME BUYERS SEMINAR. L~arn more about Real Estate Financing, purchasing and selling. You may or may not be interested in buying now, but register anyway. I0:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through FHday . . COME SAVE WITH US m,q ,,,, FIRST MUTUAL ' v "-" FIRST MUTUAL -- ~OAD$ 747.3700 k SAVINGS BANK ~ A'VI1%TI'L~ l~AKTlk' .,sr,~o~" m~0,. k~.----- . -.-J,,.P~i.V ,LlklUU JL,~A~.JkI,,IL'qko'MEIL'IEIIStANO232.,t4,t4| "