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May 12, 1977, Monitor, Monroe, WA., Page Three IN SERVICE--Monday was the first day of operation for a temporary ambulance service for eastern Snohomish County. The aid vehicle will be based at Mac's Towing in Snohomish, but will be stationed at Valley General Hospital in Monroe The man accused of shooting Eric T. Brankey, whose body was found in a debris pile near Chain Lake, north of here, April 15, pleaded innocent Monday to a charge of first-degree murder. Scott G. Sutherland, 29, Seattle, entered the plea in Snohomish County Superior Court after an information con- taining the charge was filed there earlier. The charge, filed by Deputy Prosecutor Randy Furman, alleges Brankey was shot twice in the head by Sutherland, possibly in the commission of a robbery. Sutherland was arrested April 22 in a Mountlake Terrace residence after an investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. Snohomish Bypass aft Available for Inspection An environmental impact statement prepared by the State Highway Department covering the proposed "Snohomish Bypass" route of Highway 2, is available to the public. The E.I.S., in draft rather than final form, is a 200-page document addressing environmental, social and economic effects foreseen if the 12.3 mile highway is constructed. Wes Bogart, district engineer for the department, said it will be available for public inspection at four libraries in Snohomish County: Monroe, Everett and Snohomish public libraries, and the She-Isle Regional Library at MarysviUe. Various government agencies and libraries in Seattle and Olympia also will have copies. Written comments from the public on the document will be accepted until July 11, Bogart said. These should be directed to the Highway Department's district office, 6431 Corson Ave. S.. Seattle, 98108. Copies of the draft E.I.S. also are available for public purchase at the district office at $9.15 each. The report covers the proposed highway on a new route north of the existing alignment between Fobes Hill, northwest of Snohomish, and Monroe. When construction could begin on the first phase of the bypass is highly uncertain, Bogart said, because of a cloudy funding future for all state highway projects. Required procedure is being followed for publication of the statement at this time to preclude further delays if and when it is determined a go2ahead on the project is possible. Services Held for Rosa A. Kiter Services were held Mondayunder the direction of Chal- in Sultan for Rosa A. Kiter, lacombe-Fickel and Precht. former Sultan resident, who died May 5. She was born Sept. 4, 1878 Empty Space in Michigan and has resided in the area for many years. Theater to Stage She was a member of the Musical Comedy Christian Church and Sultan Rebekah Lodge No. 149. She leaves three sons, Ed- ward of Everett, Roy of Cal- ifornia and Robert of Van- couver; sister, Mrs. Mabel Everett of Michigan; 17 grandchildren; 35 great- grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. Her husband William, and five sons, Arthur, William, Leland, Clare and Earnest preceeded her in death. Services were held in the Sultan Methodist Church with Rev. Clarence Lund of- ficiating. Interment followed in the Sultan Cemetery. Arrangements were made An economist is a man who's sure that he really knows much more about the use of money than folks who have it. Seattle's Empty Space Theater will stage one per- formance of the musical comedic melodrama "Klon- dike!" at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 14 in the Wagner Memorial Auditorium of Monroe Middle Shool. The troupe's performance is sponsored by the Wash- ington State Arts Commis- sion, the National Endow- ment for the Arts and the Valley Community Arts As- sociation. "Klondike!" is described as a musical melodrama about Alaskan "gold fever". Tickets are available at both Monroe Branch, Seattle- First National Bank and Monroe Office, Bank of Ev- erett. Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for stu- dents. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The emergency medical technfcians who will staff the vehicle are, left to right; Rick Tschirhart [in ambulance], William R. Barringer, Bob Doughty and Rocky Waller [dark jacket]. Services Held for Elizabeth Kerr Services were scheduled to be held Wednesday (May 11) for Elizabeth Columbia Kerr, 90, of Wesley Gardens, Des Moines, mother of Cecil Kerr, who died May 8 at her home. She was born June 30, 1887 jn Wisconsin and went to Wesley Gardens from Ever- ett 22 years ago. Mrs. Kerr is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Strong of Cayucos, Cal., Mrs. Elizabeth Hicks of Re- no, Nev., and Mrs. Phyllis Corrick of Eureka, Cal., two sons, Cecil Kerr of Monroe and James Kerr of Marys- ville; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were scheduled for Wesley Gardens in Des Moines with private inter- ment following in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Ever- ett. Memorials may be made to your favorite children's char- ity. Alcohol Workshop Begins May 19 A workshop on the prob- lems, effect and treatment of alcohol abuse, sponsored by the Everett Community Col- lege counseling division, will be held Thursday and Fri- day, May 19-20 in the col- lege's Bookstore Conference Room, 801 Wetmore Ave., Everett. When Bob Underwood was just a teenager, he helped plant thousands of Douglas firs on Weyerhaeuser's St. Helens Tree Farm. That was 38 years ago. He never expected to see the wood from those trees used in his lifetime. But the fact is, in a managed forest we can grow two tree crops in the same time it takes a single stand of unmanaged timber to reach maturity. Today Bob's trees are 80 feet high. And we're thinning out some of them now to give the rest more room to grow. These thinnings are just right for our small-log saw- mills. We are using them-- bark, stems, sawdust and all --to make everything from paper to plywood and lumber. Intensive forest manage- ment is the best way to keep Washington green and grow- ing forever, and still give peo- ple the v;ood they need. Including 2x4's for men like Bob Underwood, forest engi- neer. For more facts on our High Yield Forestry program, write Weyerhaeuser, P.O. Box 1228, Everett, WA 98206. 1 E (Continued from page 1) round out the committee. According to Charnley, the bill would assure that the Skykomish would not become overused, as some rivers in the Eastern United States have become, which would tend to "destroy the economy of the river." He said he could foresee the same thing happening on the Skykomish in the next 50 years. There are presently 12 states which have scenic river des- ignations in addition to the federal scenic river designation system. Shinoda claimed to be in attendence at the meeting to learn the feelings of his constituents, but said he could see many good points to the legislation. The senate version of the bill has passed and is awaiting house action, Charnley said. Shinoda urged his constituents to call or write immediately to himself or the bills sponsors to make their feelings known. Their phone numbers are: Sen. Alan Bieuehel, D-Kirkland Residence - 1-822-8514 Scan - 8-658-7023 Olympia- 1-753-7672 Sen. James McDermott, D-Seattle Residence - 1-325-1573 Business- 1-323-6655 Scan - 8-576-7013 Olympia- 1-753-7628 Rep. Don Charnley, D-Seattle Residence- 1-546-3868 Business - 1-546-4513 Scan - 8-274-4584 Olympia- 1-753-7974 Rep. Paul Shinoda, R-Snohomish Residence- 1-568-3505 Business- 1-568-2196 Olympia- 1-753-7954 U W. J. "BILL" KENNEDY JT asonrg onkactor 403 SO. SAMS ST. MONROE. WA. 98272 PHONE 794-5584 I Seniors' BI H; Ited By Insurance Rat Flap (Continued from page 1) rose from $500 to $1,500 and the county balked at the increase, she said. The buses were pulled off the roads last month. "The $,1500 was the lowest price quoted, it goes up from there," said Mrs. Newby, explaining the center's predica- ment. She said a statewide meeting of senior center adminis- trators in Tacoma Friday may come up with some solutions, but until then, center programs will be curtailed. The other vans serve the Stillaguamish Senior Center near Arlington, and two are operated at Paine Field and Edmonds by Senior Services of Snohomish County. Families Learn Japanese For Exchange Program (Continued from page 1) their visitor's backgrounds, she said. The Monroe Public Library has stocked books and records about Japan to aid the host families. The exchange program is sponsored by the Pacific Ameri- can Institute and a Japanese insurance firm. DWI Tire to a er store ibm ,nroe [former Senior Center Bldg.] Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Sat. - 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Tires, Batteries, Shocks, Wheels, & Diesel Complete Tire Service Register Now For Grand Opening 115 E. Main St., Monroe Phone 794-7517, Weyerhaeuser The Tree Growing Company