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Page TWO, Monitor, Monroe, Wn., May 11~1972 ONROE ::PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY :Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post :Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act' ; of March 3, 1898. NAE IBNAL PJ4PER Assoclati~. Fogndad 1885 IT SUBSCRIPTION RATES " Monroe, Skykomish 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. - Editor & Publisher ......... Howard Voland f Say Thanks... To A Cop The Monroe Police Department along with other police departments across the nation will observe National Police Week May 14-20. Monroe Mayor Jack Law signed a proclamation at Wednesday night's council meeting observing the week. In part the proclamation, " . . . calls upon all our citizens in this community to especially honor and show our sincere ap- preciation for the Police Officers of this city by deed, remark and attitude." Police Chief D. C. Nauman also presented a proclamation to the Mayor proclaiming Monday, May 15 as National Police Memorial Day. Office Manager ......... Althea Hendrickson The Flag on the median on West Main Street will be flown at half : staff. st C Members of the police force will wear black tape across their badge Gu8 omment.., a , o tre mor rom the radio antenna of the police cars to pay tribute to all deceased police of- ricers who have laid down theirlives "My name is ............ I started taking in the line of duty. The Chief suggests that law dope when I was 15. I swore I would abiding citizens could either drive never take enough so as to get a habit, with their headlights on during By the time I was 16 or 17 I was bur- daylight hours or ~ttach a black streamer to their radio glarizing, prostituting myself and doing also honor deceased Law Enforce- anything else to support my habit. My ment Officers. mother had me go into a state program. %, -- For ten months I never saw the sun. I * * * - was on probation for two years. I never Veterans Adminis- . tratton reports nearly got high once. I was. scared to death of three million veterans " going back to that place. I got married, and servicemen have .: had a home and a daughter. A week trained urider the cur- rent G. I. Bill since i after I got off probation I waq back on June 1966. : drugs. I lost my husband, my home and - ................................... ................. ' : almost my daughter. I didn't care if I - INSU :----- lived or died. I had to get off the streets - Specializing In: - : or I would die on them. I went to .... Loggers -~ Phoenix House and had been there now Logging Trucks =--= for 15 months. The state program never Logging Equipment~ cared for you as a person, but at Phoenix Long Haul i House people care and you come to love Transports j Call 794-7366 | them and to trust them. Everyone there Bill Wakefield has been a drug addict. I am 22. - ,Evening Appointments - "I am 20. I started sniffing glue when ~ ............................................................................. , I was 12. Two years later, I was in the hospital because my lungs had collapsed. "I am 19. I came to Phoenix House after I received a 7-15 year sentence for armed robbery. "I was in Vietnam. I was scared. I started smoking opium and then went to shooting heroin. I started tripping out on LSD. I was in the park one day and I looked behind me. 15 midgets were chasing me. I ran back to my apartment. They still followed. I ran up on the roof. I was going to jump off. A friend stopped me. | "My father left home when I was 3 and my mother never loved me... I had every- Sales & Service thing I could ever ask for . . . My habit RCA- ZENITH cost me over $80 a day... I never got any- FRIGIDAIRE thing out of the state institution. I just Wheeler Appliance came out a better dope fiend. Before I 794-8141 Monroe went in, I couldn't pick a lock, when I came out, there wasn't a lock I couldn't pick... Mugging and burglarizing is how M O N it O I supported my habit . . . I spent three E L E C T R I C years in prison. George Wrightl "Phoenix House gives you the things you never had as a child... Love, affection, at... discipline . .. It attacks the reasons why Monroe Hardware you went on drugs in the first place. You Electrical Contracting " " 20 Years ServL, tg have to learn about yourself... It takes Monroe Area time Drugs are the escape from MONROE: 794-8733 " SNOHOMISH: LO. 8-4568 reality that you can't face... At Phoenix you learn to live and face that reality... INDEX SKYKOMISH DUNBAR LUMBER has FREE DELIVERY Every Friday Phone: 194 6446 Other programs don't make you look into yourself, that is why they fail... But you have to volunteer ... You have to be ready for Phoenix House... You have to be tired, be sick of what you have become . . then Phoenix is your last hope of redeeming yourself. "We have 1500 people in the whole Phoenix House program. Over 1400 started out on reefers... Iusedto be able to trip out on pot, but later my system got used The Leased to it. I went on to something else... It is not addicting, but it is an indication of something deeper wrong . . . Too much alcohol is the same way . . . They both indicate a failure to face realty... I don't believe marijuana should be legalized. This is a composite of a discussionwith six former addicts presently in one of the Phoenix Houses. VOLKSWAGEN --By Howard M. Voland Mrs. McDonald Service Held Funeral services Worthy Matron of were held Wednesday Areme Chapter No. for Mrs. Mabel (Stan- 201 O.E.S. tn Skykom- ton) McDonald, along- ish. time Skykomtsh rest- Mrs. McDonald is dent, at the Chapel survived by her hus- of Purdy and Waiters band, Walter J., a of Everett with Rev- daughter Mrs. Robert erand Edwin Johnson Hollister of L a k e officiating. Oswego, three grand- Mrs. McDonald, 76, children, one great died May 8 in an Ev- grandchild, two broth- erett Hospital. ers Bryan Thompson She was bornonJan- of Skykomish and uary 12, 1896 inMinot, Clyde Thompson of North Dakota, and had Pasadena, California, lived in Skykomish for and a half sister Mrs. the past 70 years. Edna Thomas of She was the first Tacoma. city council woman of Interment was at Skykomish and a Evergreen Cemetery member and past in Everett. J I i, I III I I l i f I I I I I I I I I I I I * I I I I I I I I I O I 110111111 III I I I O I I I I I Ill I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Oil II01111 III I I I Ill I I I I I I I Oil I I I I I I I I O I I I I I I I t Ill I I I I II I I I I O I I ! O I I I I Ill I O | I, I I I I O I I I I~ s .e i pagh i Fe d Frank Wagner Multi-Purpose Room " Monday, May 15 4"30 To 7:30 P.M. $1.25 Adults 75 Students Family Rates s4.50 for 5 to 7 85.00 for 8 or more Sponsored By :_= Monroe High School A.S.B. II II II I II iii ii i I II II Ill I II IIIII I II Ill II Illll I1,1 I,111111 IIII I II IIII III II II I I II II II II I I|1 II II I|111 IIIIII Ill Illl II ii.}1 I1,1 II I I1 I|ll,l II U lII II I I I1|1,11 Ill II II Ill|l II1~. Funeral Home 441 Main Monroe, Wash. 98272 "Serving others as we would wish to be served..." C.W. Kerr, Gen. Mgr. Monroe 794-7049 - Carnation 333-4179 Find yourself short on space? It happens It was a great house when you moved in. Just the two of you. But now look. You have kids, clothes, toys, more furniture, and more this 'n that. And don't forget Fido. In short, you've simply run out of room! What to do? See us at Everett Federal. Loan is our second name. We can help you with a variety of loans for homes. FHA, VA, and conventional. Then you can look for a big home--the kind you can stretch out in. With extra room for you. And Fido, too. EVERETT FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION Main office: Hoyt and Wall Phone: 259-4101 Silver Lake Bothell Highway & 1101h St. $E, Phone: 337-4101 Equal Housing Lender ACCOUntS insured to S20.000 by Federel ege~,m Impress yourself while you express yourself. Why not treat yourself right. When you've got something pleasant to say, sayiton'aphonethat's a pleasure to use. The Styleline extension telephone. It's our newest model and it shows it. It's up to date,feels right and looks great. To make it easier to use, we've put the dial in the handset so it's always at your fingertip. And, there's even a recall button beneath the dial soyou don't have to hang up to hang up. It's so handy calling's a breeze. And who knows, using the mod Styleline telephone may impress you enough to help you impress others more. E;EIIERAL TELEPHONE Styleline Extensions SPECIAL OFFER. Before May 31 we'll install a residence extension phone without the normal installation charge. This does not apply to the modest, one-time premium charge on some special instruments.