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March 9, 1972

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Page Two, Monitor, Monroe, Wn:~ March 9, 1972' Comment... Guild Plans Renewal In Pediatrics Room Members of Valley General Hospital Guild have voted to refurbish the pediatrics room at the hospital according to Mrs. Richard El- more, guild president. The decision for utilizing funds earned by the ~.ild was reached at a meeting held on March New pediatrics beds will be purchased and new curtains made by guild members will be hung. Decor appealing to young children is also planned. A new rocking chair was recently presented to the pediatrics room by guild member, Mrs. Harold Johnson of Route 2, Monroe• The newly installed gift bar, The Guild's Gallery, in the hospital lobby has had a good financial beginning, reports Mrs. Bruce Ste- wart, chairman. The endeavor is sponsored by the guild, but is staffed both by members and volunteers from the community. More volunteers for late after- noon hours, evenings and week-ends are needed says Mrs. Stewart• She may be reached at 569-5588. Mrs. Charles Pendleton, volunteer service chairman, reports that service schedules are staffed well at the present time, with exception of the linen room. This type of volunteer ser- vice to hospital patients releases trained hospital personnel and allows them more time to devote their skill where most needed. Mrs. Pendleton may be reached at 794-8674. Two new members were welcomed: Mrs. Mary Brandenburg of Monroe, and Mrs. Ken- neth Koeppen of Maltby. Hearing Slated Last Friday afternoon the Monitor staff gathered to wish Kathy Kaptein, left, a Godspeed. Kathy, along with her husband and youngster, is leaving the staff shortly to the farmlands of Montana. In more ways than one Kathy has ~hlayed a leading role on the Monitor staff. She's e young gal that has made every effort to see that your advertising, headlines and darkroom work has satisfied you. The tea and crumpet affair included all Mon- itor staffers with the exception of the editors and publishers who were behind the camera doing the clicking on pre-sets dictated by Monitor reporter-photographer Dick Baldwin in the background• The young gal, Althea Hendrickson, who is the right hand of the editors and publishers is located second from right. Mugging the camera in the background is "Jean Claude KUley" Bruce Healy who punches the ad beat week after week so that you may know where to shop and what to buy. 'Th B tG 0 e ea oes n w by Dick Baldwin Staff Reporter - Photographer J "-" i~ ~I~s :interestin to 'sit ':in the.~news slot of a g :~-:Weekly newspaper such~ as the MONITOR and o I* o I= b P =. / watch the weeks paper develop. One edition of the newspaper no sooner htts the streets and the homes than work begins on another issue. And being fairly new to a community such as Monroe can cause a reporter many problems. Such as: board meetings -we're not used to staying at a marathon talking session for three to four hours or even longer. For a town of 2,700 it sure seems to us like that's an awfully long time to conduct the district's bus- iness. We must admit though, Monday's session was considerably shorter, only two and a half hours. Maybe if the cart wasn't placed before the horse so often all board meetings could be shortened. Then there's always the fellow who promises to bring you a story--right away. If we're lucky that promise comes true a couple weeks later. That's when the excuses start flying. "Uh, well, I didn't have time," or "our committee couldn't agree on the subject." Sometimes we wonder if it wouldn't be better 4 i : Laurene Pysson, the gal third from left, is responsible to see that your news stories come out legible. Beside her, is Sandy Creswell who is now a trainee to replace Kathy. All said and done, the people you see here are the marbles, the heart and the guts that make the Monitor one of the most outstanding rural American newspapers in the United States. Lewis Chnrlson Services Held" Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 8, for Mr. Lewis M. Charlson in Solie Funeral Home with Rev. Silas Erick- son of Central Luther- an Church officiating. Mr. Charlson, 83, of Monroe, died ~in a Washington State Vet- erans Hospital March 5, following an extend- ed illness. Mr. Charlson was born February 28, 1889,::tn Brandon, South Dakota, and had resid- ed in Snoh o m ish County since 1907• He was a retired farmer, and has served in the U.S. Army in France during WW!. He leaves five sis- ters, Mrs. HUda Haven of Pinehurst, Mrs. Isabel Halverson of Everett, Mrs. R.G. Osborn of Route ' 1, Snohomish, M r s. Marie Painter of Ev- erett and Mrs. Alice McDonald of Port Or- chard, and several nieces and nephews. to print what wasn't done, as opposed to what little or no action actually progressed. / There is also the procrastinating publicity chairman, (although not all of them) that dashes .into the office at 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon just as the doer is being locked, wanting to see if an item about a certain club meeting that took place four weeks ago can make it in this weeks paper• Yes, it's really interesting to sit here and stare at a blank piece of paper filled with invisible stories. MONROE PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY ,Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post .Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act :of March 3, 1898. MEMBER NAE IB NAL BRI pjiqIPER Association - Founded 1885 ~ ~ .o. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 'Growth First Mutual Sav- ings Bank surpassed thirty million dollars in savings deposits• President, Kemper Freeman, Sr., an- nounced the Bank's Crossroads, Issaquah and Mercer Island Offices reached new savings goals. Freeman also said the First Mutual growth is attributed to the public's faith in the Bank and the healthy economic con- dition in the Lake Washington to Cascade Mountain area. First Mutual Savings Bank had over a thirty-nine percent savings growth in the year of 1971. The Bank ant.ictpates a good growth in 1972, en- hanced by t h e Wenatchee office opening. : Monroe, Skykomtsh and Snoqualmie Valleys, per : year $5.00. Outside Monroe, Skykomish and : Snoqualmie Valleys $6•00. Official Newspaper : of the City of Monroe and Town of Skykomish. : : Address all mail to Post Office Box No. 398, :~ Monroe, Washington 98272. i :Editor & Publisher Howard Voland . i Office Manager ......... Althea Hendrickson o A Washington State University entomol- , ogist is working on a computerized system that will identify an in- sect by its order, or general group, in 15 seconds or less. Convalescent Class Filled A nine week volunteer specialist course at the Monroe Convalescent Center announced in last weeks MONITOR has been filled. "We received over 200 phone calls and in- quiries about the class," Miss Donaee Doyle, occupational and social director of the center reported. "We want to wait and see the results of this class before making any future plans,' Miss Doyle continued. The class was limited to 40 vacancies and Miss Doyle allowed 15 additional persons to attend just the lectures. The course which begins March 25, covers many subjects on routine nursing procedures. Persons completing the course will receive a training certificate. Our man in charge of Public Relations. He's the installer-repairman. But there's a lot more to his job than installing your phone and keeping it working. Because he's probably all the phone companyyou'll ever meet, he also knows a thing or two about meeting the public. He's the kind ofguy you don't mind inviting into your home. (And the kind of guy who'll wipe his feet before he comes in.) A preliminary hearing will be held Wednesday, March 8 in Olympia by the joint state study team to determine if they can be of assistance to the Monroe School District in helping to re- solve its internal problems. Once that hurdle is cleared a date for the study will be set. Members of the joint study team include re- presentatives from the Washington State School Directors Association, Elmer Stanley; Wash- ington Education Association, Dale Troxell; State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Wes- ley Apker; and the Washington Association of School Administrators, Tom Turgeson. Appearing before the committee "from Mon- roe will be: Superintendent Royston Cottam; school board president, Mrs. Dorris Biderbost; board member William Boyden; a representa- tive from the Monroe Education Association; and two members of the A.B.C. committee. He's courteous and he's efficient :.. the kind of guy who can handle about 14 service calls a day without blowing a fuse. He's the heart of the telephone operation. Without him we wouldn't be in business. So you can be sure that doing business with him will be a pleasure. {~ GENERAL TELEPHONE The people you can talk to One-to-One. ] ~1t .