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Hospital Question Rests With You Tuesday Whether the Skykomisk Valley and area will continue to have tm extremely vital services of a gen- eral hospital rests with you, the voters, next Tuesday. Likewise, if a Hospital is to rema within the v.alley's economy by your favorable vote, you will also name the three men who will head up the facility. The ballot--a sample will be found elsewhere on this page--is as painless as any to hit valleyites of late--it simply asks whether you want to create a public hospital dis- trict, "yes" or "no." And, asks you to help rmme the men who will represent your interests in the district. Numerically, 1,300 of you must 4 vote to validate or legalize the elec- tion. If less than that number par- ticipate at the polls, the injured and the ill very likely will soon be forced to seek modern hospital care miles from home in heavily populated metropolitan areas, for there is no assurance that Monroe General Hospital, as it is known today, will continue to function. A simple majority of those vet- ing, providing, of course, that legal requirements are met, must vote "yea" to form the hospital district. Polling will open at 8 a.m. Tues- day, May 24, and close at 8 p.m. Your ballots may be east at your regular municipal and rural pro- cincts :as ollows: PRECINCT and POLLING PLACE Gold Bar -- Town Hall, Gold Bar Highland--Monroe Golf Club House Index -- Town Hall, Index Lake -- Carlson's Lakeside Store McDougall -- New Wagner School Milton -- Wagner Mill Hall Monroe 1-2-3 -- Town Hall, Monroe Olney -- Town Hall, Gold Bar Park Place -- New Wagner School Pearson -- Tualco Grange Hall Roosevelt--French Creek Grange Hail Sexton--C. R. Maitland residence Shorts -- Ralph Cook residence Skykomish -- Town Hall, Index Sultan 1-2 -- Town Hall, Sultan (Library) Sultan River --. Town Hall, Sultan (Library) Three Lakes--Forest Glade School Tualco- Tualco Grange Hall Wallace--Startup School Gymnasi- um Winters Lake--Andrew Lentz resi- dence Regardless of place of residence, you may vote for one candidate from each of the tl$ree commis- sioner districts. On the ballot for the district No. 1 seat are Donald G. Broughton of Sultan and Norman Walcker of Startup. Brou,hton 36, a native of the valley, is a co-owner of Broughton Construction Co. He is  veteran of World War H, gaining an inti- mate knowledge of hospitals from the patient side as a severely wounded GI. Married and the father of two children, he has been extremely active in his communi- ty's affairs. Walcker, 39, a resident of the valley since 1942, is an employee of Lkluefied Gas Corp., Monroe. For the past six years he has served on the boards of education of the Startup Grade and Sultan Union high. Married and the father of three youngsters, Walcker has had two years of college education at North Dakota teacher's college. Of the five candidates, Walcker has proved an exception to the idea of purchasing Monroe General. He believes Monroe General to be a "white elephant," preferring to study the idea of constructing a new hospital. District No. 2 has as candidates Cecil W. Kerr, Monroe, and Walter Moberg, route 1 Monroe. A mortician operating Purdy and Kerr Funeral Home, Monroe, Kerr is married and the father of two daughters. He has had one year of college, is a long-time valley resident and native of Washington. He is 50-years old. THE mOnROE mOnITOR A Monroe jun,ior high school teacher for nearly ten yers, Me- berg, 48, is a University of Wash- ington graduate and has been in the teaching profession for a score of years. Married and the father of four children, he is a veteran of World War II. John W. Spada, 69, is unopposed for the district No. 3 seat. A World War I veteran, Spada is also a vet of public service. He was this area's first Public Utility district commi'ssioner and for 17 years has been Snohomish County Grange deputy. Married and the father of four grown children, he has had three years of college training. Spada is a farmer by occupation. NEW88"I AND8 10c PER COPY SIXTY-FIRST YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON--THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1960 NUMBER 16 'Holler Dollar' Remains At Large Bands, Choruses May Go To $48 Bucks Monday Monroe area citizens have scanned serial numbers of dollar bills since Monday in quest of a holler dollar valued at $32.00, compli ments of sixteen Monroe business firms through the Monroe Monitor --but thus far to no avail. Thus the holler dollar as of noon yesterday fell in value to half, or. $16.00, and will remain so until 6 Talk About Taxes... p.m. this coming Saturday. If not West Coast Gets Bit found by then, next week's holler To Give Annual Concert Friday Music talents from Monroe high and junior high school bands and choruses will bl combined this Fri- day evening for the annual music concert. Band director Paul Ben- nett and choral director Wendell Town Council Move: ! Initial Steps To Control Dump Taken, Night Closures In Otting What may be only an initial step toward control of Monroe's municipal garbage dump will be undertaken jointly with Snohomish County within days, it was learned last week at the town council's regu- lar session. Councilmen, to a man, voted to endorse a committee recom- mendation whereby the dump shall be locked during hours of dark, and the disposal of certain refuge prohibited. The committee report also indi- A recent afternoon was made complete for Snohomish County Treasurer Verne Sievers, when L!oyd Wallgren, Washington dis- tnct manager for West Coast Telephone, dropped 'in at the treasurer's office with a $100,- 379.35 check to cover 'the tele- dollar will be worth a bountiful, $48.00, that is until Wednesday noon, May 25, when it again falls in value to half, $24, and so on for weeks and weeks to come. This week's valued buck was planted Monday morning in one of the following participating firms: Monroe Hardware & Sporting phone company's first:half real Goods, Price-Rite Grocery, Valley and personal property taxes. Feed Co. Inc., Monty's Evergreen Market, Cummings Bros, Dept. Store, Morse yariety, Newt's Chev- ron Service, DeMonbrun Mobile Service, Ars Care, O. K. Sundries, Byron Hardware Inc. and Camp- bell's Family Shoe. Meanwhile, last Monday at noon, four firms posted the serial num- ber of the holler dollar. They were Coast-To-Coast Stores, Tri-Vailey Pharmacy, Wheeler Appliance and the Monroe branch of the First National Bank of Everett. The same routine will, be followed next week: however, the .bill will be planted in another participating firm and the sponsors (where the number is posted) will change to Monroe Hardware ? Sporting Goods, Price-Rite Grocery, Cum- mings Bros. Dept. Store and Newt's Chevron Service. Obviously, shoppers interested in the big payoff will increase their chances by shoppino, with partici- pating firms, and early in the week. Soooo, if you come across the lucky buck in the days ahead, run to one of the current week's spon- sor and holler "DOLLAR". He'll see that you come into the chips. All readers of the Monitor--you'll find this week's serial number in an advertisement elsewhere in this edition--are eligible to play, with the exception of local store person- nel, including personnel of non- participating firms. Pull out that wallet, check that purse--there's a HOLLER DOLLAR on the loose in Monroe, Wash. i Monore Pop. Up To 1,883 Persons Monroe's official population as of April 1 of this year was set at 1,883 persons by Robert E. McMan- us, census district supervisor. He made the figure known at the re- quest of Monroe's mayor Robert H. Follis after refusing the infor- mation to the Monroe Monitor. He told the Monitor that he could not make available population counts in municipalities under 10,- 000, as per Bureau of Census, U. S. Department of Commerce regula- tions. Thus ,the Monitor was un- able to obtain census counts for other valley communities or rural routes. He said this information would be forthcoming at a later date from the commerce depart- ment. Earlier Jn the week. the Snoho- mish County tally was released, the figure being 171,085. No comparative figure--the 1950 census of Monroe--was immediate- ly available. Hunt Seasons To Be Set Men. The meeting of the State Game Commission, to set hunting sea- sons, is to be held Monday and Tuesday in Seattle, it was an- notmced today. The sessions will begin at 9 a.m., May 23, at the Washington Ath- :letic Club. The first morning of the meetings will be devoted to public hearings on recommendations for the 1960 seasons. (Continued on page 10) Carter .have scheduled the event to Ron Wolfkill, son of Mr. get under way. at 8 p.m. in the ' junior high auditorium, and Mrs. M. V. Wolfldll of There will be no admission charged for the major public ap- pearance of the Monroe student's music talents. School officials and music direc- tors Bennett and Carter are look- ing forward to a large crowd. Monroe, last night won the 1960 Inspirational Award, varsity crew, University of Washington. It Was a "natu- ral" for the one-legged, for- mer Bearcat turned coxswain. II SAMPLE BALLOT SPECIAL ELECTION IN Proposed Public Hospital District No, 1 Of Snohomish County ,i May 24, 1960 , INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTER: In voting on the creation of the Public Hospital District, place a cross (X) in the square (El) either for the Public Hospital District, YES, or against the Public Hospital District, NO. In voting for Commissioners, place a cross (X) in the square (I-I) opposite the names of the candidate for whom you wish to vote. PROPOSITION CREATION OF PUBLIC HOSPITAL DJSTRICT Proposed by petitions of Electors and submitted by the County Commissioners of Snohom- ish County, Washington. "Shall there be created a Public Hospital District in accordance with R.C.W. 70.44, to be known as Public Hospital District No. I of Snohomisff County " ? (The proposed district encompasses all the towns of Gold Bar, Index, Monroe and Sultan, and the following rural precincts: Highland, Lake, McDougall, Milton, Olney, Park Place, Pearson, Roosevelt, Sexton, Shorts, Skykomish, Sultan River, Three Lakes, Tualco, Wallac'::, and Winter Lake, all situated in the County of Snohomish, State of Wash- ington.) r-1 PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT No. 1 of Snohomish County  YES ........ PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT No. I, Snohomish County  NO ........ PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER DISTRICT No. I Six Year Term VOTE FOR ONE DONALD G. BROUGHTON .................................................................... P--"! NORMAN WALCKER ................................................................................. L--.] I--1 .................................................. 7 ...................................................................  PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER DISTRICT No. 2 Four Year Term VOTE FOR ONE r---l CECIL W. KERR ........................................................................................ L._J i----1 WALTER MOBERG L.._.-] # PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER DISTRICT No. 3 Two Year Term VOTE FOR ONE i 1 JOHN W. SPADA ..................................................................................................................... F cated a desire for a town-county caretaker. This, however, was not acted upon. Submitted by councilwoman Mrs. P. P. Cooley, the committee re- port asked, and got approval for: installation of an iron gate at the dump entrance; the erection of a sign announcing that the disposal of such refuge as car bodies and animal and foul carcusses is pro- hibited; and publication of formal notices spelling out dumping hours and regulations. Just what the dumping hours will be was not clearly defined, suffice to say that the dump will prob- ably be opened early in the morn- ing and closed along about dark. This inasmuch as councilmen have been of the opinion that dump abuse--i.e., dead cattle and field refuge dumping--takes place after dark. Although no mention was made with reference to dump openings on weekends, councilman Carl Garey, a member of the commit- tee, said in an aside remark that it would "probably be open week- ends as well." It was emphasized that dumping outside the gate when locked wou!d pose a danger to offenders. The gate will be so sited so as dis- posal on the outside will be on private property. Whether the gate will be of sufficient height to pre- vent throwing refuge over obvious- ly poses yet another problem. The committee further recom- mended that dumping currently be confined to the south end of the site, this area to be covered and seeded when and if the new Mon- roe:Bothell cutoff, ever comes, theu at that time commence using dumping areas to the north. Costs of the new controls will be shared jointly by the town and county. Currently, ownershi'p of the dump rests with the munici- pality while the county maintains the premises with heavy equip- ment. The town pays for rodent control. Abuse of the dump plus the high cost of maintaining a public re[- uge grounds prompted the council action. School To Honor Late Pat Frank, Former Principal Monroe high school student body members have given the name of their late principal Patrick C. Frank to a perpetual plaque that will hang in the halls of MHS in his honor. The plaque, made pos- sible through the high school Stu- dent Council, will be titled the "Patrick C. Frank Scholastic and Leadership Awards" and will con- tain the names of four graduating seniors. Scholastically, the valedictorian and salutatorian of each graduat- in class from 196 on will have their names engraved upon the plaque. Leadership awards will be determined over a four year pe- riod and based upon successful completion of such offices as class officers, student body officers, hon- or society membership, president and offices in the various student organizations within the school. The announcement of the awards wore made today during the school awards assembly. Awards went to: Sharon Marsdt, valedictorian; Sue Rainwater, salutatorian; Mary Lou Watson, girl leadership; and Ron Thompson, ,boy leadership. Routine Meet Claims School Board For Hours & Hours ,.. Until 2 A.M. Monroe Board of Education directors went through a markedly routine agenda Tuesday night and into the small hours Wednesday finally getting around to adjournment at 2 a.m. yesterday. Business went into during the session included: --Changing of the regular month- Sue Rainwater Wins 2nd P-TA $100 Scholarship Nineteen graduating seniors basked in the intellectual lime- light last Tuesday evening during the second annual P-TA Scholar- ship Banquet. Other thata honored guests, attendance was near one- hundred persons feting the top twelve scholastic achievers and other graduating members of the honor society. Sue Rainwater, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rainwater, was named the winner of the scholar- ship, a $100 grant to be used at a college of her choice. Lloyd Meeds, deputy prosecuting attorney for Snohomish County, gave the principal talk. Meeds is a ly meeting night from the third Tuesday to the second Thursday inasmuch as director Floyd Howell found the Tuesday meet date in- convienient; --Opened bids, awarding some and taking under advisement oth- ers, for summer work projects, in- cluding jobs recently approved at a special levy election; --Took under study nine applica- tions for custodian of the Central school seeking a replacement for Rudy Beringer who has resigned; --Discussed--but reachld no de- cision-overtime pay for custodians, bus drivers and cafeteria helr; --Made arrangements with Ralph Minor Motors for a driver-training car for the 1960-61 school year, the vehicle,'of course, to be a Ford , passenger car; --Cancelled the Red Cross Sum- mer swim program for Monroe students on the grounds that Silver Lake, Everett--Lake Stevens will not be used this year--is too dis- tant and directors felt the last two weeks in August too late for a swimming program. In approving plans for summer former graduate and received his work law degree from Gonzaga Univer- sity. Thomas P. Gable acted as master-of-ceremonies. Mrs. Doris Reiner served as chairman of the banquet. Honored guests were: Sharon Marsden, Sue Rainwater, Janet Gilman, Linda McLeod, Steve Johnson, Ran Lind, Patsy Tjpeke- ma, Linda Stormo, Joe Stucky, Carolyn Moellring, Sandra Zing- mark, and Barbara Gatterman. Members of the honor society at- tending as guests of the P-TA were: Mary Jensen, Mary Lou Watson, Sherry DeRooy, Sandra Gibson, Linda Wflcoxen, Ron Thompson, and Albert Weisllaupt. Meeds, speaking to the entire group, offered his congratulations for the emphasis and honors ex- tended scholastically talented grad- uates. Armed Forces Day Due Sat. A t'Paine Field Armed Forces Day visitors to Paine Field will get a chance to see for themselves why this Air Force base receives such a high degree of esteem from both mili- tary and civilian dignitaries. This installation has the top-rated fire department in the Air Force; one of the finest dining hlls, an excellent reenlistment rate, and an awesome participation in the air- men education program. These fac- tors will be on display as well as the hardware used by the airmen. Aircraft headlining this years ob- servance are: Convair's supersonic projects directors ordered some $30,000 spent from srmcial levy funds, and the regular budget. An estimated $7,000 will be paid from the special levy for asphalt tile on floors of the senior high and Central schools. Bids were opened from six firms but action was tabled until the board meets in special session next Saturday to open school bus bids. In the mean- time superintendent Thomas E. Marsden was asked to tabulate the offers received from Slingorland Furniture Co., Everett; L & R Floor Covering; Seattle Floor Cov- ering; Devers Furniture:. Gulick Linoleum, Carpet and Tile Co., Everett; and Kings Home Service 6- Supplies of Snohomish. The long bid of Star Electric of Snohomish for $5,865.60 for the wir- ing in Central school was accepted. Previously Henry Bengstod, Mon- roe, was given the plumbing cor- rection job at the senioi" high school at an estimated $5,1}00. Walls and ceilings at the senior high and Central schools will be improved at an estimated $,000. From the regular funds the board voted 'to replace flues in the junior high boiler at an estimatel cost of $900 and to repair roofs at an estimated $780. After discussion of three possibil- ities for additional' laundry facili- ties, directors voted to make an addition to the bus garage at an estimated cost of $770 provided this change will not jeopardize insur- ance coverage, Alternatives were tobuild a new building at about $760 or convert the gardener's shop for $540. Additional summer plans call for remodeling and new equipment for the senior high cafeteria at a cost of about $1,210; a new senior high school home economics unit at a cost of $360; desks for the sen- F-102 Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta ior high band room, $750; improve- Dart; North American's F-100 Super ment of the basebaU field for $125; Sabre; McDonnelrs F-101 Voodoo; student tables and chairs for the Douglas's A3D Skywarrior; Boe- ing's KC-135 Stratotanker; Fair- child's C 119 Flying Boxcar and C- 123 Roadmaster; Douglas C-124 Globemaster; Lockheed T-33 T- Bird; Consolidated T-29 Flying Classroom; Lockheed P2V Neptune; and H-21, H-19, and H-23 helicop- ters. Also being displayed will be land and sea rescue equipment, pilots gear, ejection seat, weather record- ing equipment, two jet engines, Fal- con missiles, an F-102 drag 'chute, and a 100-foot parachute. F-102s will "scramble two times during the day but will not do any aerial demonstrations. This is due to the fact that this is the mink breeding season and the Air Force- mink rancher cooperative program. The University of Washington Air (Continued on page 10 elementary school for $500. Directors tabled action on new student desks for the intermediate school at a cost of $750, for the senior high library for $2,000, and for senior high coat lockers for (Contiuned on ,page 7) "and I quote" "Most of us don't understand that we will get just as bad gov- ernment as we are willing to stand for and just as good government as we are willing to fight for." Luther Young@ahl. "Making a sacrifice nowadays often means doing without things our parents never had."--Tit.Bits, London.