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i m NEWSS3ANDS 10c PER COPY SIXTY-FIRST YEAR THE monRo!00 moniTOR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON--THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1960 NUMBER 13 Graduation Speakers Named THE BEST IN SIXTY Sharon Marsden, right, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Marsden, represents the topmost in scholastic accomplishm'ents for the Monroe high school class of 1960. As such, she will deliver the valedictorian address thi coming May 31 when the fiftieth Monroe high class holds commencement exercises. Ahhough final grades are not in for the year, Miss Marsden's record iadlcates she will close wth a 3.9 average--for all practical purposes, a straight "A" student. Sue Rainwater, left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rainwater, second highest in the class of 72 graduates with 'a 3.4 average, will make the salutatorian address. Other graduation speakers will be Ron Lind, faculty representative, and Ron Thompson, senior class representative. Orthopedic Hospital Penny Drive To Get Underway In Valley May I May Day marks the beginning of the 29th Annual Penny Drive of The Children's Orthopedic Hospital. Throughout the first two weeks of May the familiar brown manila Penny Drive envelope with the red heart will be seen in every business establishment, apartment and home all over the state of Washington, announce co-chalrmen Mrs. Clifford Gillies and Robert Warner. Research Shows 1,889 Graduate Here Monroe's public school system over the past fifty years has graduated 1,889 students from high 'school, some research by high school principal Cliff Gillies revealed yesterday. Gillies' probe into the system's past showed the smallest class to number four, that being m 1913, and the largest class, the class of '60, which will number seventy-two grads. The goal of $200,000 hs .been set for 1960 Penny Drive. In 1959 the hospital gave $1,283,210 in free and part pay care (the amount parents were unable to pay). This figure .means that 55 per cent of the total care given by the hospital last year was free care. The hospital is faced with .a def- icit of $98,000. Much of this deficit is due to the extensive needed free care given. The free care figure in 1959 was increased $31,000 over that of the previous year. Free care cost the Orthopedic Hospital $2.45 per minute in 1959. Orthopedic members will leave the Penny Drive envelopes to be filled frdm May 1 through May 14. These envelopes will be collected at the end of Penny Drive by Or- thopedic volunteers. Children come to The Children's aN a Orthopedic Hospital from every (. h t, ff ]e county in the state, from other states, and elsewhere. Last year ReCOQ 5,724 patients were hospitalized, all requ,i'ring the specialized care only the Dva] Game department apparently more than happy with results of opening day trout fishing, but have our doubts as to whether ,all was as good as they indicate, which is to our liking--i.e.--that will mean a longer season with bigger fish in the offing--clean sweeps, on the opening never has done much for the rest of the season. Here is the names of q, few we know connected for their share of the six to nine-inch species: John West, Norm Wolfe, Burt Main, Dan Jones, Bill Rand]e, Shine Peters and Cecil Kerr...Ward B. telling us at a good many of the boys headed for Jamieson, ,and did el- right. Nice palaver today with Eric Carlson--we were in need of peace (d quiet after watching brother 01iff of Columbus mount the alum- inum tube for Chicago and east... And how are you Gordon Tjerne nd Penny Finlayson, ,and , of yes, A1 Finlayson? That Olds behind us this a.m. could be piloted by only one gel we know--and sure enought it was: Carolyn Byron...See Carl Raben and aide-de-camp Dick Nelson a children's hospital can give. In addition, there were 24,411 patient clinic visits to the 44 specialty clin- ics of the hospital, which are held dally. Although much of the work done for and by the hospital is carried on by volunteers, last year it cost $2,343,000 to operate the hospital; $164,268 more than in 1958. More than 250 doctors volunteer their time and skill to serve the children. Volunteer women work in the hos- pital, serving wherever they are needed; thus saving a great-deal of money for the hospital. The women who call with your Penny Drive envelope are part of the Orthopedic organization, of more than 17,000 volunteers who dedicate themselves to the need of the children of your state and your community. This May Day, instead of the traditional flower baskets, l your Penny Drive envelope with pen- nies, dimes, and dollars. We cam not refuse a sick child the treat- ment he or she must have. The Orthopedic cares for all children in need of care, regardless of race; creed, color or the parents ability to pay, no child in need is ever turned away. This is why Penny Drive volunteers are determined to makb this year's campaign a successftl one. woring over a slab of concrete All money raised through Penny ...Dihing out last weekend and Drive goes directly to the Ortho- lookin content were Mr. and Mrs. pedic Hospital for the care and Tom Sulliv,n, the Ed Simons and tetment of sick and crippled chil-, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, the latter dren. morn and dad to Don Nelson who lives in Park Place and has a beautiful home un for sale--call " Mardella Nelson if interested. " cl I uote" George Kingman displaying by C[-T] q hand sign the size of his limit-- looked like haole 'at first...Wonder how you came out Ed Schw, artz-- beaucoup f i sh? ... Cliff Gillies sounding like we feel, but that's the life of an adminitrator--any- ore for a good solid coaching post? Must this day, Wednesday, add Word for one Irv Faussett of Devers in Monroe who has a jim- dandy pillow sale going and is mqmbling something about hang- hag up uniforms and shoes, what- ever that might indicate. "The art of conversation is prob- ably ]anguishing because nobody -wrclavs has time to listen."--D. 0 V'vnn. "-erv nolitican should have two .,,,,i,] hats---one to toss into the rive,, the other to talk through." --Indianapoiis Times. "A super-martyr is a place where you can find anything you want encent the kids when you're ready to leave."--F. G. tKernn. Says Game Dept. i Bad Weather, But Fishing Proves Good Most fishermen termed the low- land lake opening Sunday a suc- cess in spite of the unfavorable weather experienced in many regions of the state, so reports the State Department of Game. Considering the pre-season pre- dictions there were few lakes that were disappointing and many that were hotter than anyone had foreseen. Wind o.nd rain slowed fish- ing success on some lakes that should have yielded better catches. Throughout opening-day activi- ties Game Department protectors sampled the crowds on the lakes to get some idea of fishing success. Some of the checks, along with comments of other Department personnel on the scene, follow: Coastal counties -- Heavy rain, wind, and water temperature lower than hoped for, but the fishing was good. Check of 396 fishermen on Lake Aberdeen showed 3,073 rainbow taken running around 13 inches; 106 of these anlers had limits. On Failer lake the take averaged 7.5 fish per man. nearly 8,000 rainbow being c.augh up to 13 inches in size. The ake was even better on Sylvia lake -- 10.5 fish per man -- where 791 anglers checked had 8,290 rainbow. In Mason county, Nahwatzel was good -- 117 fisher- men having 927 fish when checked, as was Trask -- 312 fishermen checked with 2,402 fish. Steres lake was good, .and. Cush- man provided many cutthroat, Spencer, Phil'lips and Devereaux were all hot. Sutherland, in Clal- lam county, also produced well. Seattle area -- Green lake pro- vided good catches, 142 boat fish- ermen checked had 985 fish. One sample check of 518 bank fi.sher- men showed 1,619 fish taken run- nin,g to 13 inches. On Alice Sake 274 anglers had 1,658 rainbow when checked. Cottage lake was good, as were Serene, Meridian, Armstrong and Echo. The check on Cottage of 1,696 anglers showed 8,783 fish taken. On Steel lake, 181 fishermen checked had 2,220 fish. Morton lake produced 1,692 fish for the 254 persons sampled., Ki lake produced 1,239 fish for 226 anglers. One-hundred eighty- two anglers checked at Island lake 'had 1,812 fish. Northwestern counties -- Clear .'lake, in Skagit county, showed 460 anglers with 3,350 fish w',en check- ed: Hart lake, 422 fishermen with 3,H3. Ten to cwelve fish from this body of water filled .a weight limit. At Pass lake, 185 persons had 1,730 fish; 627 MeMurray lake fish- ermen had 3,507 fish. Though most opening-day creels were filled with rainbow this dis- trict also produced cutthroat from Grandy lake, and eastern brook from Vogler. And at Big Lake 460 anglers checked took 1,460 perch, 40 crappie, in addition to the 105 rainbow caught. Diablo lake, ,though never a "hot" lake for he opening, pro- duced rainbow and dollies for those who turned out. In Island county, 187 anglers at Deer lake had 2,439 rainbow. At Hummel lake, in San Juan county, a chock of 55 anglers show- ed 487 rainbow taken -- running 10 inches average. Northcentral counties -- Most waters in this area met presea- son predictions of excellent fishing for the Sunday opening. Some of the better checks were on Patter- son, where 73 fishermen were checked with 837 fish; Pearygen, 298 anglers with 1,390 fish; Big Twin, 494 with 4,408; All, a, 1,382 fishermen with 13,502 fish; and Spectacle lake, 1,001 anglers with 7,553 rainbow. Weather was fair in the Okano- gun country, but snow slowed fish- ing in the Methow area waters. Jamieson lake, in Douglas coun- ty, showed 1,414 fish creeled by the 739 persons checked. Studies of finery biologists show that fish are abunan in this lake, but it has always been unpredictable for the opening. P-TA Sets Date For 2nd Annual Scholars' Affair Tuesday, May 17, has been set as the date for the second ,nnual Monroe Parent-Teachers Scholar- ship banquet, announces Mrs. Jake Reiner. The affair has a dual Tmrpese: one to raise funds for P-TA schol- arship, awarded at that time, and to honor outstanding Monroe high school scholars. Hospital district will be very small taxer Volunteer Firemen To Dedicate comphtestudy of taxing laws reveals New Hall, Hold Open House Sun. Some concern has been expressed over the power of the proposed Public Hospital District to levy taxes, and this is a natural concern since everyone's pocketbook is affected by tax levies. Jaycees Elect, Learn Progress Of Flag Plan Rod Sewell was elected 1960 president of the Monroe Juni)r Chamber of Commerce at the or- ganization's last regular meeting. He replaces Dick Cedergreen. Other officers elected included: Phillip Casey, vice-president, Dave Whitfield, secretary - treasurer, Dave Neisinger, state director. In other business, Jaycees learn- ed that 28 Monroe business firms have subscribed to a junior cham- ber service whereby new (50-star) American Flags will be displayed on several national holidays, in- eluding Freedom Da,y U.S.A. which falls Sunday, May 1. 197 Attend 1st Annual F.F.A. Awards Banquet One:hundred ninety-seven per- sons attended the first annual par- ents and son banquet held last Tuesday evening by Monroe Chap- ter of the FutureFarmers of Amer- ica. Special features were initiation of honorary members and presen- tation of awards, Honorary initiates ,are Albert Weishaupt, M. V. Wolfkill, Cliff Gillies, W. Joseph Brown Jr., and Charles Wickizer. Jim .Chesmore gave the welcom- ing address and introduced super- intendent Thomas E. Marsden who was evening speaker. Miss Jereyne Berglund played dinner music and the invocation was led by the Rev. George Kopper :of the First Men- Th aw does give a hospital dis- trict ufider certain circumstances the right to levy up to three mills annually, but this right is limited to: 1. The forty mill limitation placed by the constitution on local tax levies. 2. A uniform levy throughout the district. Effect of 40 Mill Limitation Let us take item 1--the forty mill lintation. That proportion of forty mills which is made available to junior taxing districts is six mills, and it should be understood that this six mills is the remaining amount of the 40 ,after county, city, school, and state levies have been taken out, and must be divided among the group of municipal corporations called junior districts. Junior Taxing Districts Falling in this category are the county library district, fire dis- tricts and 'the hospital district. The law gives maximflm levies to the library district of two rnls, the fire district four mills, and the hospital district three mills. This adds up to a possible 8 mills to come out of a six mill allocation. The law further provides, that in case the junior .taxing districts, should their total levies exceed the six mills, then the levies shall be apportioned as follows: Library District 2 mills, Fire District 2 mills, other taxing districts 2 mills, and the Hospital District would come in the latter category. But the problem is not that sim- ple, and one should not conclude that the hospital wil0 automatically get two mills for their purposes. Levy Must Be Uniform This brings up factor No. 2, that of the uniform levy law, which pro- vides that a taxing district's levy must be uniform throughout its dis- trict, and a two mill levy is not possible for this reason, since the incorporated towns in the district must be considered. Towns Levy 15 Mills nonite Church. The Darigold ward was present- ed to Mike HeYnby Albert Steffen. Allan Berlin presented the B. L. Taylor Award to Dale Reiner. Other wards included the nation- ,el F.F.A. Foundation Awards pre- sented by Gillies to Joe Bredstrand, Herman Massine and Albert Weis- haupt. The Snohomish Valley Co-op Avards were presented by Vinton Allen to Joe Bredstrand, Herman Massine and Edward Sneezy. The Western Farmers Association Awards were given to Albert Weis- haupt, Dale Reiner and Jerry Ruele. Ken Ricci presented the Ricci Fit- ting and Showing Award to Richard Boyden. The Washington Bank Association certificate of appreciation was given to Joe Stucky and Richard Cabe received the Monroe Bankers Award from W. Joseph Blown Jr., while M. V. Welfkill presented the Wolfkill Crops Award to Jim Helm. Monroe Junior Chamber of Com- merce scholarship" awards were pre- sented by Dick Cedergreen to Tom Glarer, freshman;, Jim Helm, sophomore; Bill Court, junior; and Joe Stucky, senior. The Kiwanis award was given to Albert Weis- haupt by John Vernon. The banquet was prepared by the cafeteria staff of the elementary school on Dickinson Road. Mem- bers of Monroe chapter of Future Homemakers of America assisted with the decorations and served the banquet. Parents' Meet Called By High School Parents of students entering Mon- roe high school for the fst time will meet with high school admin- istrators next Tuesday and Wednes- day evenings to discuss and formu- late the educational proams lead- ing to their son or daughter's grad- uation. Tuesday evening the eighth grade students and their parents will meet in the high schoel study hall. Wed- nesday evening the future sopho- mores and their parents are invit- ed to survey their eduoational fu- 'ture in Monroe High. Both meetings will begin at 7:30. To be coverrd durin the evening are the approval of class schedul- ing for next year of each student and explanations of what each stu- dent should plan during his high school work. Monroe's present eighth and ninth grade students have pre-re- gistered with high School principal Cliff Gi$1ies. The program of study for next ya,r has been formulated for all ne th,t have pre-register- (Continued on page 12) The towns of Monroe, Sultan, Gold Bar and Index are included in the hospital district, and each of these towns levies a full fifteen mills which they ar.e each entitled to under the forty mill amendment and state laws. County, State andl School Levies The basic town levy of 15 mills is joined by the basic county levy of 8 mills, the state levy of 2 mills and the basic school levy of 14 mills, and this all adds up to 39 mills, leaving one mill for other purposes, and this one-mill is the key that opens the door under the law for the Hospital district com- missioners to, levy a uniform one mill in both the town areas, and the' rural part of the district. Effect of Hospital Levy Tax levies being uniform in all towns in the valley, this means that ft. and when the hospital commis- sioners levy the one mill permis- sible without a vote of the people, then the tax levy will increase by one mill within each of the four towns in the valley. Levies in the rural areas are largely governed by the amonnt that the fire districts levy and these range to no tax levy in the G01d Bar and Index rural areas where there is no fire district to 2.01 in the Monroe and Snohomish rural areas and 4 miltls in the Sul- tan rural area. The effect of a one mill hospital levy as we have said will increase the tax levies in all towns by one mill, and this same situation is true in most of the rural area where there is either no fire dis- trict at all or where the levy is about two mills. The exception to this general rule is in the rural area around Sultan in the fire dis- trict there which levies a four mill tax. The effect in the Sultan Fire Dis- trict will be not to increase the tax levy: bu rather to re-distribute the already existing levies and the hospital levy will have the effect of taking one mill from that now paid to the fire district. Both the Monroe and Snohomish fire districts are currently levying a 2.01 mill levy and will be un- affected by the hospital levy, in fact the fire districts could levy another .99 mills and sffil be with- in the forty mills. VALLEY TAX T,EVrq -- 1960 MONROE AREA Monroe -- To,,,n Rural Mills Mills School ..... 14.O0 14.00 Town ....... 15.00 State .... 02.o0 O2.00 County ... 08.00 08.00 Road Dit. 10.00 Librar Dist.. 02.00 Fire District . 02.01 TOTAL 39.00 38.01 (Ctmtiuned ca page 7) Formal dedication of Monroe's new, ' volunteer fire department hall to the late Carl H. Dmgge, followed by an open house, will be held this coming Sunday afternoon, May 1, announces fire chief Henry Buss. Tile ceremonies, at which time a bronze plaque will be unveiled dedicating the hall to the volunteers' late chief, Mr. Drugge, will get underway at 1 p.m. With Buss serving as master-of-ceremonies, the invocation will be delivered by Rev. Martin C. Stuebe with Mayor Robert H. Follis making the dedication speech. Mrs. Ada Drugge will hold the position of an honored guest. After the ceremony the general public is cordially invited to be guests of the department in their new quarters for both inspection tours and refreshments. Open house will last until 4 p.m. I County Democrats Eleven Teachers Hold Everett Meet Plan To Leave At Court House Sat. Monroe District Meeting in the county court house at Everett, Democratic precinct committeemen from all parts of the county gathered Saturday morn- ing to name delegates to the state Democratic convention to be held in Spokane May 28, elect a new state committeewoman and name candidates .as this county's prefer- ence to, attend the national Demo- cratic convention in July  Los Angeles. Eighty-four delegates were named to the state convention with prefer- ence for the spots going to precinct committeemen who had "indicated that they would attend. Alternates were named from other persons prominent in party Work. Olivia Worrell, Park Place, and George Faussett, Tualco, were named delegates from this area and Adolph Rode and Ward Bow- den, both of Sultan, will serve as alternates. Due to the resignaion of Helen Parnell who has served for many years on the state committee repre- senting Snohomish County, the con- vention named Clara Knott, long- time Everett resident and party worker as Mrs. Purnell's successor. Selected as this county's prefer- ence for delegates and alternates to the Los Angele meeting were State Senators William Gissberg, Lake Stevens, and Howard .ar- green, Everett: State Rep. August Mardesich, Everett; Mel Tucson, Edmonds, and John Salter, Everett and W,ashington, D. C. State Rep. Henry Dackstrom, Ar- lington, gave the keynote address, pinting with pride to the record of the Democratic party on the state .and national levels. The convention went on record as favoring the candidacy of Sena- tor Henry M. Jackson for the vice- presidency, and pledged their 84 votes on the state convention floor to this end. The meeting, which was conduct- ed by Jack Barney, Marysville, county chairman, voted flavorably upon a number of resolutions, fore- most of which was urging the early completion of the freeway, and various tax reforms. National convention delegates will be chosen at a Bellinglmm meeting on May 7. 'Cat Principal Tells 'Why" On Game For?eits ' Monroe high school principal Cliff, Gillies yesterday explained why the Beareat baseball team last week forfeRed its first four league victories. The wins--all the team's league competition thus far --were in twin bills against Con- crete .and Twin Cities, and at which time Monroe carried an ineligible player. Gillies said that the player "@as irligible by reason of inadequate insurance coverage as set forth by Washington Interscholastic Activi- ties Assn. regulations. The principal, who himself re- ported the violation, spelled it out this way: "WIAA rules require that" 'no 'student shall be eligible to repre- sent his school in inter-school athle- tic competition...unless he ds par- tially covered by athletic accident insurance.' The playing of an in-, elibible student in this case re- quires that the 'game shall be for- feited'. Thus upon discovery that the student, was not insured, I for- warded the information to the schools involved offering forfeiture and informed the state association of the action taken by Monroe High. "It is very doubtful that any- thing would have ever come of thi since no-one but ourselves knew of the situation, but in all fairness and sportsmanship that we ask of our players, it was never questioned by Continued on Page 7) Teacher resignation in Monroe school distria No. 402 now num- ber eleven, reports superinten- dent Thomas E. Marsden. He also reported that, with the twelve new teachers hired recent- ly, only two more will be needed to fill the district compliment for the 1960-61 school year. Marsden explained that employ- ment of additional teachers over and above that number resigning comes about because an additional -staffer will be needed for the first grade; cul'riculum will be expand- ed in the high school; and points out that two are employed on a half-time basis. He felt that there was but a re- mote possibility that" ny more resignations will be forthcoming this year. Those resigning included: R. F. Beall, who is retiring after 3O years here as a high school in- dustrial arts instructor; Fred Jam- iSon, math teacher for two years, Cecila Peters, home economies; all from the high school staff; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph ttallberg of the junior high faculty for three and two years respectively, both of whom are accepting posts .at Ed- monds; Three from the Central elemen- tary-Marie Cole, fifth grade teach- er for five years; Violet Page, sixth grade teacher leaving for a post in North Iakota; and Paul Zoroto- rich, a replacement teacher here for the past several months; Three from the elementary school--Mrs. Joseph Redfield, here for two years and leaving for rea- sons of family; Alice Muier, here for two years and now headed for an Edmonds post; and Phiebe Kost- lecky, taking an overseas assign- ment after two years in Monroe. .School Banquet Date Set, Ball Is To Follow Saturday, May 7 will mark the' date for Monroe high school's an- "nual junier-sonior banquet and sen- ior ball. The banquet sponsored by the junior class in honor of gradu- ating seniors will be held in the elementary school multi-purpose room. The senior ball will begin follow- ing the banquet at 9 p.m. The pub- lic is invited to the ball; the junior- senior banquet is open only to the facult T, invited guests and junior and senior classes. Dr. Su-Yen Lee, psychologist at the Washington State Reformatory, will be the princiual speaker at the ' banquet. Other highlRes of the eve- ning will be the reading of the senior will and prophecy, as pre- pared by the juniors. Monroe high students, parents, and eests will dance to the music of the Ivy Five from 9 p.m. until 12:00 to mark the end of social events for the graduating seniors. Decorations for the senior ball will remain for use at the Girls Club annual Mothers-Daughters' Tea on Monday, May 9. Two Mo.roe Girls Elected To Snohomish Count,/F.H.A. Posts A number of activities have kept roembers .of Monroe chanter of the Future Homemakers of America busy in recent weeks. Included in the events was election of two Mon- roe girls to county FHA posts. Nancy Berlin was named uresi- dent of the county ornization and Janet Federico, secretary. Attend- ing the March 31 FHA county council meeting in Arlington were (Continued on ]age 12)