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Page Two, Monitor, Monroe, WA, May 1, 1975 r PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1898. Letters T h Editor EDITOR: MEMBER L R AsqglaUon - Founded 1885 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe. Skykomtsh and Snoqualmie Valleys, per year $6.00. Outside Monroe, Skykomish and Snoclualm e Valleys $7.00. Official Newspaper of the City of Monroe and Town of Skykomish. Address all mail to Post Office Box No. 399, Monroe', Washington 98272. Editor & Publisher .......... Howard Voland Office Manager .......... Althea Hendrickson Advertising ............... Mike Purcell News Editor .............. Dick Baldwin omments... Thank goodness, the hassle with the bureaucratic infested state government is about over with insofar as a Certifi- cate of Need for Valley General Hospi- tal is concerned. A lot of community effort went into the saving of our health care facility and those who took the time to assist should be ap- plauded. One man, however, played a re- markable role and through untiring per- severence got what most all of us wanted. He is of course, Valley General's admin- istrator Ross Godard. To put it conserv- atively Godard worked and fought like a tiger to secure that certificate. We join the community in thanking him for his tire- less labors. Although loud-mouthed, sometimes un- couth, King County School forces would have you believe Senator August Mardesich is a very unpopular person, it is far from the truth. Quite the contrary, mostpeople are blessing Auggie for his stand to hold the line on any new taxes to bail out schools, especially the spendthrifts in Seattle, until sufficient time is taken to The person or persons to whom this letter is written will probably never see it, for we ser- iously doubt they have enough mentality to read. However, there is a slight possibilitythat some- one may recognize a family member and do something about it. That is also somewhat doubtful, because anyone who would do such a thing probably doesn't have a family who gives a darn. You broke our little boys' bedroom window Thursday morning at 1:00. Fortunately for them, your beer bottle did not hit the side of the win- dow they were sleeping under. The noise did frighten them, if that gives you any thrill. Per- haps knowing you scared a 5 year-old and a 3 year-old does something for your warped ego or humor or whatever part of your sickpersonality you were trying to satisfy. You scared us too. Yes, it's expensive. We'll have to replace the glass. It did make a horrible mess in the boys' room. Their toys were all covered with shattered glass. At least the boys weren't hit with flying glass that may have scarred or blind- ed them for life. In the future, if you must break our windows or throw thing at our house, please do it in the front. That way you won't hurt our children. The windows can be replaced, the children can't. Surely you have some decency. When you grow up someday--however slim the chances for that are--we hope kids won't harass you and your family as you, and others like you, have done to US. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beane 337 South Madison Monroe, Wash. Editor, We hope that you will see fit to print the above letter in the next edition of the Moni- tor. If for no other reason except to let us get a little release for our anger and frustra- tion. We have a good idea as to who did this to us, but unfortunately there is no solid proof. At least there isn't as of now. Maybe our let- ter will force him to admit it or possibly make another try at us when we are prepared for it. Thank you. EDITOR: "We want work--not welfare" was one of the reasons the loggers, contractors and property owners met in Olympia on April 21. The pres- ent Forest Practices Act requires permits from the Departments of Natural Resources, Ecology, .Fish, Game, AND County to do any environ- study and resolve the entire problem mental work ..... If violated, property owners and Taxpayers statewide are not the least contractors are liable for $1,000 a day finesl We feel this act, and the Shorelines Manage- interested in a slam-bang tax program for the $1,700 per student per year Seattle budget when most districts cannot come anywhere near that figure. Here in the valley we are lucky if we can put $800 per student per year togeth- er And this is where the real problem lies: poor districts are financially un- able to keep up with the financial demands of our educational programs. Stay with it, Senator August Mardesich, and let's resolve the difficulties of the poor districts first. Wife Charged With Assault First degree assault charges were filed Monday against Hazel Gwilt, 57, in connec- tion with the shooting of her husband, Jack, 88, both of 638 South Lewis Street, Monroe, according to Police Chief D.C. Nauman. The charges were fil- ed by the Snohomish County Prosecuter's office and stem from the shooting incident that occurred last Fri- day afternoon at the Gwilt home, Nauman said. Nauman said she is now out on bail or personal recognisance (he had not been in- formed which). Mrs. Gwilt reported to Nauman at police headquarters follow- ing the incident. The chief said that the couple has been in- volved in a quarrel and when Gwilt pulled on the barrel of a .22 cal- iber short rifle that tal in Everett where he was placed in in- tensive care. Nauman ment Act are causing unemployment and at- tacking property rights and is too severe. Common sense conservation is essential, but expecting "Utopian" conditions IMMEDIATELy is too much! Human resources are as import- ant as natural resources. People need money to survive and to support government. Uncheck- ed, unemployment, like cancer, grows, placing more burdens on others. School levies fail, if voted upon by people facing unemployment, because they simply can't afford them. "$2.5 million in new budget this session should be going'to schools, but the pro- posed use of the Forest Excise Tax is for en- forcement of the Forest Practices Actl And the use of private property, after timber har- vesting, is under the control of the state." I have sponsored Initiative 310 to repeal the Forest Practices Act and re-enact former for- est practice requirements, administered by the Dept. of Natural Resources. I'll state I am not a politician! I am the wife of an independ- ent contractor and we are property owners on Camano Island. We are not advocating des- truction of our environment--we love Wash- said Gwilt suffered a ington and are outdoor enthusiasts. We be- a ceShOt wound in the lieve America is still the greatest nation on under his left earth, based on wonderful principles, but we don't want dictation! By remembering those men who have died to protect our freedoms, eye. By Tuesday Gwilt's condition was reported as stable, Nauman said. The chief added that a trial date is pending. A community Blood Drawing has been scheduled for May 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Frank Wagner Ele- mentary School, ac- cording to Mrs. Dee Brown of the Valley General Hospital Guild. The Blood Draw is being sponsored by the hospital guild in co- operation with the Sno- homish County Blood Bank. Those who wishto do- nate blood can have Mrs. Gwilt was hold- their donation put in a ing, it discharged,separate pool for their Nauman said Mrs. organization, Mrs. Gwilt explained she Brown said. thought the rifle was not loaded. He was transported to Valley General Hospi- tal by the Monroe Fire INSTALLED-- Department aid car (For Auto and Home) and later transferred to Providence Hospt- we have the duty to restore those rights for their successors and for our successors. But let's face facts--theirs and our rights are be- ing jeopardized, unless we put controls back at local level. Initiative 310 committee is comprised of prop- erty owners, loggers, and contractor, and we will be working with Jim Toevs of Centralia who has sponsored Initiative 309 to repeal the Shoreline Management Act. Our goal is to get 140,000 legal voter signatures on each initia- tive by June 28 (filing deadline July 3} in order to get on the November ballot. Petitions are available by writing REPEAL FOREST PRAC- TICES ACT, Initiative 310, P.O. Box 531, Stan- wood, Wash. 98292. Thanks for caring-- Mrs. Junior Wells (Betty J.} 2484 S. W. Camano Drive Camano Island, Wa. 98292 Funerol 441 Main Monroe, Wash. 98272 "Serving others as we w0uld wish to be served..." C.W. Kerr, Gen. Mgr. Monroe 794-7049 - Carnation 333-4179 earns "And now the news with Jan Slager." That is heard several times each week in northwestern Iowa over KDCR, an independent radio station on Dordt College's campus. The daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Slager of Monroe, Jan "works the board" at KDCR -- she plays and announces music and speaking programs and compiles and announces news reports. "I really don't know why I chose to work here," Jan said. "I took three broadcasting classes at Dordt and that got me started." She said she enjoyed producing programs off the air, but then started working the board. "And I love itl" she exclaimed. " ome people say I sound pretty good on the air. That makes you feel really good." A communications major, Jan said she plans to use the experience on some radio station. "KDCR is fulfilling a need for the community," she commented. The station's motto is "Pro- claiming a God-Centered Culture." "I'm really glad I came to Dordt. Iwouldn't have had the experience otherwise, especially from a Christian radio station." Jan graduated from Portland Christian High School in 1970. She sang in the choir there and participated in drama. kmstutz Service Held Funeral services past 19 years. were held Monday for He leaves his wife, John N. Amstutz at the Edna at home; two Purdy and Kerr Chap- sons, Charles of Wap- el with Reverend ato and John of George Kopper offict- Seattle; a daughter, ating. Delores Herrtngton of Mr. Amstutz,77, of San Diego, California; 224 Sam Street, Mon- six grandchildren and roe, died April 24 at numerous nieces and his home. nephews. He was born in Interment was in the Switzerland, October Monroe I.O.O.F. Cem- 11, 1897. He was a res- etery. ident of Monroe for the .... 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This increase, on top of the continuous increases of inflation on labor and materials the District has experienced in recent years, has forced us to make plans for our first general rate increase ever After 25 years with four retail rate decreases we can no longer hold the line. Our plans call for a 15% overall increase effective June 1, 1975. We invite you to share in the details. We have scheduled a series of public information meetings so that you, our customer-owners, can learn about our rate proposals. Your PUD welcomes your attendance at any of these scheduled public infor- mation meetings" May 5 3:00 p.m. Arlington - City Hall, Third & Olympia 7:30 p.m. Stanwood - PUD Auditorium May 6 4:00 p.m. Snohomish - PUD Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Monroe - PUD Auditorium May 7 7:30 p.m. Everett - PUD Auditorium May 8 7:30 p.m. South County - PUD Auditorium, i