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Page Two. Monitor. Monroe, WA., May 12, 1977 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1898. MEMBER Association - Founded 1885 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Skykomish, Snohomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, $7.50 per year. Outside the valleys, $8.50 per year. Legal and Official Newspaper of the City of Monroe, Town of Skykomish, Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 3, King County Fire Protection District No. 50, Public Hospital Dis- trict No. 1, Monroe School District No. 103, Highland Water District, and Skykomish School District No. 404. Address all mail to Post Office Box No. 399, Monroe, Washington 98272. NEO /YEW FILe I:0 OVE/ IVMNF RE ULI -/O/V$ Editor & Publisher ............ Howard Voland Office Manager ........... Althea Hendrickson News Editor .................. John K. Wiley Ramblings... Recenlty, we have enjoyed chats with the valley fiscal community, including Bob Pollack and Bill Turner, Monroe and Sultan Sea-First Bank branch managers, respectively, and newcomer Fred Iilton of the Bank of Everett. Turner is very excited about the new facility being erected for the Sultan Sea-First Branch; Pollack is enjoying politics no end, especially when he catches this editor talking like a Republican; and Tilton is extremely pleased with his new position here along with Bank of Everett president William Carpenter. Without excep- tion, they are optimistic about valley growth and pros- perity. Instead of mellowing with age, Mary Remlinger, who lives down by the river, is as fiesty as ever when it comes to the State Department of Game, in particular the big game season, which will be set next Monday when the Washington State Game Commission convenes. We understand that he and others from the valley plan to be in attendance at the East Wenatchee meeting. Son of a gun, but it was a true pleasure and an experi- ence to watch Ernie Fox, former Monroe Schools super- intendent, now retired, and Ernest Ludwig, former Sultan Schools superintendent and now retired, whale away at Camano Head clams. Ernie Fox used the "'dig to China "method while Ernest Ludwig used the World War I trench tecnique. Personally, we prefer the seated pos- ition and fox-hole type digging--it must have been our training on foreign soil. If you are interested in the Everett Civic Music Program, Elizabeth Campbell, a very lovely gal, can be reached at 1-252-4858 or 1-659-4996--she's the kind of person that is capable of helping you out in that county- wide cultural experience. We learned two things at Larry's Food Store the other day: Fran Gwilt breeds St. Bernards and can still chew the editor out; and Bob Schar[ handles the best salt pork this side of the Missouri. Have enjoyed recent conservations with Jim Price, Cong. Lloyd Meeds' assistant, and welcomed back AI Swift to the fold. AI is now Lloyd's administrative assis- tant. Perhaps some clams in the near future, Jim and AI? Golly, but we were bestowed an honor with beaucoup letters to the editor last week, and only one was off-base. In our opinion, the poorest taste was used by F. Don Walker in his attack on Sen. Frank Woody of this district. \ In response to his annual questionnaire, some 18,000 citizens of the 2nd Congressional District have told Congressman Lloyd Meeds exactly what's on their minds. In doing that, concern over government spending, corruption in government, and the growing cost of energy ranked as the three most important issues to 2nd District residents. "While government spending, corruption in government, and energy are serious problems," Meeds said, "we should also be encouraged that major efforts are in progress to correct these situations." Meeds said that he supports President Carter's approach to government spending by requiring that government programs be re-evaluated every year. "We should not assume, as we have many times in the past, that because a federal prpgram exists, it must be necessary. Under the President's plan, government programs must justify their existence on a regular basis, or they are dropped." The 2nd District Congressmansaid Carter's zero-base budget approach would make significant inroads in elimin- ating government waste. The Obey Commission, which re-wrote the rules govern- ing financial activities by House members, was a major force in reducing opportunities for corruption in the House. Meeds, who was a member of the Obey Commission, said he will continue his reform work as a member of the House Select Committee on Ethics. Meeds pointed to Carter's new energy program and the House Ad Hoc Committee on Energy, as two positive steps It wasuncalledfor. Childbirth Prep Classes Say, did you know kew Hutchison, distinguished gin Valley ,n onroo, oe+n', c .m+--he Be at General runs around Camano Head chasing every clam squirt, meanwhile sweating bullets for a limit. And while writing of distinguished counselors at law, we should mention that Storrs Clough, according to the State Patrol, is a jogger par excellence. Achtung Lew Bell: we miss your conversation and your company. You know when we think of Lew Bell we think of days and fights gone by, on the other hand when we think of Newell Smith--both are distinguished Everett legal counsel- ors--we think of days and fights still ahead. [The devil must have made us say that.] It was fantastic good news a fortnight ago from Joseph W. Brown, Jr.:" little Irisha and her husband, Kent VanDyke, are the proud parents of a very wonderful baby girl. And to think, it was only yesterday that we taught little Trisha to swim in Fred and Rose Wheeler's swimming pool. Have scratched our heads on behalf of Bill Vos and Jerry Harris of the H.M.S. Sanitation Truck, but are still unable to come up with a picture idea unless, of course, it runs into the Chief of Police D.C. Nauman's car or some other notable citizen, or vise versa for that matter. The last report we had on Bess Terry, one of the most famous real estate sales people, is that she is doing fine and should be back to work shortly. Running into Anna Jane Scharf, like meeting Virginia Hutehison, or talking with Chris Barnett, or Mary Morse or Marge Morgan is always a pleasant and rewarding experience. Try it. And some final notes: Strike public employes, strike and strike again and you'll find out how we hardly even need you and your Preparation-for-childbirth classes will begin May 24, at Valley General Hospital in Monroe. The 8 week course will be held each Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 through July 11. Designed to help the expectant couple develop a clear understanding of childbirth, each class is divided into discussion and exercise time. Discussion topics include nutrition, fetal growth and development, labor and delivery, (including common variations), medications, post- partum, breastfeeding, and baby care. Exercises include simple conditioning exercise to help maintain muscle tone in pregnancy, relaxation for labor, and Lamaza breathing techniques. Films of a prepared-childbrith experience will also be shown during the series, and a tour of the hospital maternity ward will be conducted. Couples with due dates to the end of August may register by calling Valley General Hospital at 794-7497. Class fee is $20. gluttonous money-grabbing services in the Washington State hootch stores--you want a 20 per cent pay hike plus more fringies: pucker up and whistle "Dixie". The individual and business taxpayer would like the same but are barely making ends meet because of your insatiable greed. Famous quote: "'1 shall politic no more forever"- Howard W. Voland. To travel, one should be readily adaptable; only those who can accept changes phil- osophically can genuinely enjoy traveling. MONROE ELECTRIC Wagner Community Club's Annual SALAD LUNCHEON STYLE SHOW at ...... 12 noon Friday, May 13 , Mon,oo , . ,ec=,caICon,raeti.g , Wagner Community Hall I . Serving Monroe since I Guest Speaker Mustc & S'nging I 1945 I~ Donation$'.25 " I 794-8 733 568" 1568 1 g, ............................................................................................. .. , / Rabies Clinic Is May 20 The Snohomish County Vet- erinary Medical Association, in cooperation with the Washington State Depart- ment of Social and Health Services and the Snohomish Health District, will sponsor a rabies vaccination for dogs and cats three months or older from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. May 20 in the Mon- roe Fi're Station. 211 E. Main St. Rabies vaccinations will be provided for $3.50 each. Cats should be confined in a suit- able carrying case. toward managing the nation's energy problems. The questionnaire, which Meeds sends out annually in March, sought the opinions of 2nd Congressional District citizens in five major areas: the economy and business, energy and natural resources, education and human re- sources, military and better government. Of the approxi- mately 18,000 respondents, many chose to attach letters further explaining their views, suggestions, complaints and comments. The questionnaire results, listing 20 major issues in order of importance, followed by per cent of total, are: .1. government spending (11 10. environment (3 per cent) per cent) 11. education (3 per cent) 2. corruption in government 12. welfare (3 per cent) (9 per cent) 13. fisheries (2 per cent) 3. energy t9 per cent) 14. military spending (1 per 4#inflation (7 per cent) cent) 5. crime (7 per cent) 15. pollution (.7 per cent) 6. financing Social Security 16. foreign aid (.6 per cent) (4 per cent) 17. drug abuse (.5 per cent) 7. unemployment (4 per 18. log exports (.3 per cent) cent) 19. racial troubles in Africa 8. taxes (4 per cent) (.3 per cent) 9. medical costs (3 per cent) 20. Middle East (.3 per cent) Dear Mr. Voland: Our public servants are at it again with a renewed attack of the "gimmies", that occupational hazard peculiar to the genus politician. Scarcely 4 months in office, our new governor already protesting the inadequacy of her salary and a "long overdue" increase for all state officials. Sorry, Dixy, you knew what the position paid when you campaigned so hard for election. And, have you forgotten that the legislature doubled its salary just last year and Governor Dan received a hike in pay shortly before he departed the marble halls of Olympia? You and the rest of our elected representatives would better serve the taxpayers by forgoing any raises and thereby lending credence to all those campaign promises to curtail state spending. If some salaries seem disproportionately exces- sive, compared with those on the administrative level, then roll those salaries back to realistic limits commensurate with the responsibilities entailed and endear yourselves even more in the hearts of the citizens. The story about the first teacher in the colony being paid with an annual load of manure, as quoted in the Everett Herald, proves that our founding fathers were probably more discriminating in their appraisal of services rendered. Judging by the per- formance of many of our elected officials, the annual load of manure would be appropriate recompense and, in some cases, a decided overpayment. Josephine M. Curtis Route 1, Box 547 Class Sets Reunion Monroe, Wash., 98272 It Olympia OLYMPIA--Senate majority leader Gordon Walgren's days may be numbered in that job. He may wish he'd left his name in consideration for that federal judgeship. Walgren is one of the most popular members of the Senate. He's bright, articulate, informed and easygoing, all of which have contributed to the fairyly smooth-running operation in that body this session. But he has one major flaw tht could prove his undoing, and is losing for him the respect of his fellow senators. If there's one thing that's needed and required in anyone who is in a position of legislative leadership, it's the will- ingness to take the hard vote when the time comes. To become a legislative leader implies that you represent more than just your district. You represent the majority (or minority) party position, even if it differs from your personal feelings, and you are expected to stand up and be counted when the hard votes come'. Hard votes for the most part, Walgren leaves to the other senators. For example, when the Senate raised and revised the House college tuition increase bill, Walgren was one of only 11 Democrats who voted against it. He has a community college in his district and, ever the political animal, he looked down the road to all those student voters, as well as other students around the state. Yet Sen. Hubert Donohue voted for it, with Washington State University in his district, and Gary Odegaard voted for it, with Centralia Community College in his district, because they accepted the responsibility of leadership. They are chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of Ways and Means, and it was the Senate's position that the increased tuition was needed to balance the budget. So how did that look to the House when the bill got back over there? There were 30 votes for the Senate position, but the majority leader was not one of them. It's nothing new. Walgren has always voted according to what benefits him and his district. He voted against the majority when the Washington Education Association's pet bill of the session went through, weakening the teachers continuing contract law. Walgren has a number of WEA chapters as his law clients---he looks out for the WEA. Public empioye pension reform is another sore point be- tween him and many of his cohorts. He votes according to what the police and firemen want. Again, he can count. A lot more of those hard votes are coming up in the closing weeks of the session, and there is more and more grumbling among Democratic senators over why they must get out front on controversial issues while their elected "leader" refused to lead. If he continues to insist on primarily representing his district, instead of the majority position, he may wind up doing just that. Noel Forsythe at Tim's Body Shop Body & Fender work, Painting & Welding V/SA* iiiiiiii!i!ii~iiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!iiii!iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiii~iii!iiiiii~i (Continued from page 1) derson, Claire Baxter, Lois Miller, Dick Roughton, Cora Neiffer, Clyde Speakes, Ed Stucky, Marie Petviell, Bern- elle Lehman. and Beverly and Yvonne Tollefson. 4 X 10 - $3 8 X 20 - S6 Monroe Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 38, Monroe, 98272 or call Valley Church Directory Faith Center Assembly of God Rev. Al Stivala, 334-5959 Church, 794-8598 Monroe United Methodist Church Rev. Ken Countryman Family Worship 10 a.m. Followed by Church School 338 S. Lewis 794-8863 Corner, Lewis & MacDougal Sun. 9.'45 a.m., 6:30 p. m. Wed. Family Night 7 p. m. Monroe Community Chapel Pastor AI Starling, 794-4302 Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Eve. Bible Siudy, 7p.m. Wed. Family Night at the Church, 7p.m. 23515 Old Owen Rd. 79-4-4440 Non-Denomination Skykomish Valley Baptist Church Independent Fundumental IOOF HalI--S. Lewis St., Monroe Sunday School 10 A.M. ' Morning Worship I I A. M. Evenhtg Worship 5 P. M. Tuesday Night Prayer 7 P. M. [All seea'ices interpret