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PAGE EIGHT Scouts Do Well In Two-Day Camp Outing Flymg Sp flight " 1" Monroe Monitor, Monroe, Wash.,May 19, 1960 New View Of' " o " ' 0 L Y M P I A R 0 U N e - U P (00fft R cot N d Sigh ....... Town Orders Reported, ting oted Elsewhere Iocree in grants to more than have to come through reclamation. 130,000 persons receiving public ,00lon00 the Dra Appraisal Of Russell Logue, 625 Roberts St., came forward Monday to lend assistance in all categories of the Attorney General Will File 80-Acre Tract Appraisal of ,an eighty-acre tract of land owned by the town of Mon- roe was ordered by councilmen here last week. The tract--the same offered to the state for a penal institution--houses two grav- el pit areas, the town dump, an auto race 4rack and forest-shrub lands, and is located north of town; Rectangular in shape, the tract, acclaimed o substantial retail value, should be held and protect- ed for future home sites, some councilmen felt. On the hand, some councilmen indicated it may be just as wish to utilize the pros- ent operations -- pits and dump areas--figuring that the land will always be in existance. An appraisal would, the majority agreed, help point the way for pro- per usage. / A rough estimate, from aerial photographs, advises that pit areas are growing, scarring the terrain, as is the town dump. Pits are lo- cated on the southeast and south -, west corners of the tract, the race track situated in and through the center. Members of the armed-forces his views on the "flying green stoplight." Logue, like Brede Knutsen, S. Kelsey, saw the "thing" late the evening, May 9, but thought no more of it until reading the Monroe Monitor. reached the water., In a few minutes they noticed a distinct odor of burnt metal. They were amazed and a little jittery over the sight and wondered what it could be. Next morning the news commentators are talking of not much else but the meteor that pass- ed over Seattle that night travel- ing from east to west. I am surely sorry we didn't happen to be look- ing out :at that time and am won- dering if anyone else saw it. Ann and Doris are still a little awed t the strange sight. Thorlakson Students. Plan Sunday Recital Mr. and Mrs. Sig Thorlakson of the Thorlakson School bf Music, Everett, will present their annual recital at 2 p.m. next Sunday, May 22 in the Washington school audi- .torium in Everett. The public is invited to attend this free recital which will include solos played on the accordion, trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. Selections will be played by the accordion symphonic band and the' stereophonic accordion soloists. Monroe's Boy Scout Troop No. 27, under the leadership of Scout- master James Crawford, did them- selves well in a competitive camp- ing expedition last weekend. Crawford reported the patrols of the troop garnered 3 second places and 1 third in a 250-scout district camporee at the old Monroe Log headquarters north of hero. These are the scouts that made the two-day odting: Doug Halstron, patrol leader, Ken Simon, Steve Clough, John Bascom, Charles Meldahl, John Pulliam; Mike Gable, pat'rol leader, Mike Dennis, Bill McKennon, Russell Boyes; Bill Carver, patrol leader, Rick Lalzure, Ken Newmm% Ron and Joe Fleming, Martin, Boreson. Jer- ry McIntyre, Butch Brown; Brian Main, patrol leader, Steve Carlson, Cliff and Russ Campbell, Rick Nelson. Members of the troop staff, who set up a camp "example" for the entire show and assisted in judging were: Mike Crawford and Mike Carlson, senior patrol leaders, Mike Berglund, scribe, and Mike Donovan, quartermaster. who died at sea are honored on Memorial Day at some U. S. ports, where tiny ships filled with flowers are set afloat, according to World Book Encyclopedia. As assistant manager of the Ev- ergreen State Fair, Logue was leaving a directors' meeting of the group at the Evergreen Inn, Stev- ens Pass Highway, when he got a glimpse of the sailing object. He described it .as blue-green in color. "I figured it was some kids set- ting off a skyrocket left over from Iast Fourth of July," Logue said. He believed the light was diving over the storage sheds alongside the Great Northern Railroad Co. tracks toward the town hall. Last week Knutsen described the flaming object as "blue to pale." He said it passed in an east-west trajectory, was diving and appeared to be eight to ten inches in diame- ter. He could not estimate the dis- tance from his home to the object. Using an aerial photograph it is immediately apparent that both men observed the same phenomen- on...unless it really was a sky- rocket. Meanwhile the Langley Recqrd carried this yarn last week: Whie walking the shore road be- tween their homes Monday night about 10:30 Ann McGarry and Doris Schroefel saw in the sky a strange sight A large oval shaped green object with a yellow tall, slowly drifting over Mutiny Bay, then disintegrated just before it MEET THE FRIENDLY HOME-TOWN FOLKS WHO INVITE YOU TO . . . HOLLER DOLLAR THIS WEEK WORTH IN to play 'HOLLER DOLLAR' the NOVEL NEW Fun Game HOLLER DOLLAR RULES 1. New Dollar bill will be spent each Mon day morning with one of the participating Monroe merchants. Serial number of that dollar will be posted Monday noon in stores of "sponsoring merchants" listed below. Find that dollar before Wednesday noon, present it to spansoring merchant, and receive all of tockpot total If found after Wednesday noon (the serial number af this week's Holler Dollar is published below) you receive half of jackpot total. Each week's dollar is void after 6 p.m. Saturday. 2. No phone calls to sponsoring mer- chants. You must visit store to copy serial number. Purchase not required. 3. $16.00 will be added each week to jack- pot. 4. Store personnel of participating and non-participating merchants not cigible for jackpot. 5. Cheek name of next week's "sponsor ing merchants" listed below and visit those stores early for jackpot. 6. SHOP IN MONROE. Check serial num- bers of your dollar bills and enjoy this rewarding game. Copyright :Lg,, Bar-V Adv.  Rights Reserved THIS WEEK'S HOLLER DOLLAR SERIAL NUMBER M 152176SSF + I To Receive Cash Prize Bring this dollar to one of these Sponsoring Merchants Holler Dollar Is Brought To You Each Week By . . . MORSE VARIETY Gifts - Stationery Notions MONTY' MARKET Fresh Fruit Produce Holler Dollar h Brought To You Each Week By... CAMPBELL'S Family Shoes "We Strive To Sath' Byron Hai;dware "Everything In Hardware" O.K, SUNDRIES Fountain - Gifts Cosmetics AL'S CAFE and At Finlayson COAST-TO-COAST Gordon Tjerne TRI-VA2Z.Y PHARMACY VALLEY FEED "Ev#rythlng In Farm and Garden Supplies" PRICE-RITE Grocery Coast-To-Coast (Western Supply) TRI-VALLEY PHARMACY Monroe Shopping Center Monroe Hardware Evergreen Inn DeMonbrun Service Wheel Alignment - Oils Mobil Gas - Steam Clean Newt's Chevron Service "Lubrication Our Specialty" Monroe Branch FIRST NATIONAL BANK of gVERETr Cummings Bros. Fred Wheele WHEELER APPLIANCE W. J. Brawn. J:r. MONROE BRANCH F rIP, ST NATIONAL BANK OF EVERETt & SporHng Goods Monroe Shopping Center WHEELER APPLIANCE Appliances - 'IV Radio Next Week's Sponsoring Merchants Will Be MONROE HARDWARE PRICE-RITE CUMMINGS BROS. NEWT'S CHEVRON & SPORTING GOODS . GROCERY DEPT. STORE SERVICE state's welfare program will go into effect July 1, 1960 it was dis- closed here last Wednesday. The increased outgo for one year will amunt to $1,132,305 said George Starlund, director of the state de- partment of public assistance. It results from an annual cost of liv- ing survey just completed which shows that costs have gone up by 1.2 per cent on the average in old age assistance and 1.6-per cent in other categories. Affected are in round numbers 48,000 on the Old Age Assistance . rolls and 82,000 in all other cate- gories. The raises will vary with the individual cases. The increases came in higher costs for food, shel- ter, board and restaurant meals, fuel, personal maintenance and other necessary incidentals, and home ownership upkeep. The money is available in the 24.million dollar budget made available by the 1959 'legislature for public assistance between July 1, 1959 and June 30, 1961, other- wise the increases would not have been possible. The over-all load of cases has gone down in Old Age .Assistance and General Assistance and aid to the unemployables. Also the mon- ey appropriated by the 'legislature was on an earlier estimate of a tougher outlook than has been borne out by subsequent develop- ments. Also there was provision in the budget for meeting a pro- jected cost of living increase at this time. The last cost of living increase was made in November of 1958. One intei:esting finding of the sur- +vey showed that costs of clothing have gone down sharply. Starlund attributed this to effects of out- side competition, in that clothing manufactured in other countries is coming into the market in which the public assistance clients make their purchases. As to the political implications, the announcement comes at a most fortunate time in this political year of 1960. Starlund declined to make his announcement until it had been approved by Governor RoseUini, and the original plan was to have the governor disclose the beefed up grants. On the other hand the survey is one required by statute, and the raises would have come on the basis of the survey made.-over a period of the last three months, whatever the year. _ Girding for Campaign Everything favorable is now be- ing announced by Governor Resel- lini, but that is to be expected under the circumstances, as he girds for the coming campaign for reelection. A few days ago he said that the state is going to be more liberal in providing eye glasses for persons on the welfare rolls. During the last several years wel- fare recipients had to show "emer- gent need" before the state would furnish eye glasses. Under a re- laxed program that will go into effect Jane 1, the person's "need," rather than "emergent need" will govern. It is estimated that costs for this will go up from approxi- mately $1,000 a month to $9,000 to $10,000 a month for glasses. Again the money will be available, the governor said, from the regular appropriation for public assistance made by the 1959 legislature which it now ,appears is turning out to be a generous rather than a tight one. Highway Program Financing On another front the busy gov- ernor has written to both Presi- dent Eisenhower and to U. S. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, urging that the president and Congress get to- gether to resolve their differences on how to finance the interstate highway program so that long- range plans for highway constrn tion may go ahead on schedule in this state. The program ran into a roadblock last year when federal revenues from gasoline taxes aud other levies on highway users proved insufficient to finance con- struction projects on schedule. Ro- sellini suggested that the deficit be made up from assessment of persons who benefit from high- ways, not just highway users, but did not spell out a formula. The federal government provides 90 per cent of the cost of interstate construction. Federal Aid to Education Governor Rosellini also came out for more, federal aid to edu- cation on all 'levels in a recent speech to-the .Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers. He ad- vocates more money for better salaries for teachers and for class- room construction. He said he does not fear federal domination s a result of more generous grants. More Reclamation Projects Also the governor announced that he-will attempt to rally the West- ern governors who will meet in Seattle this week to join in a cow carted push for further reclama- tion projects in the west. He de- clared that by 1975 a total of 208 million acres of cropland will be needed to feed the expected popu- lation of the United States, and that much of this new land will Attorney General John J. O'Con- nell ame out last week with an official hnnoucement that he will run for reelection to his present pest. He said he will not, and never has intended, to run for any other office. He had been men- tioned earlier as a possible candi- date for nomination for governor on the Democratic ticket, but that nomination is from a practical viewpoint sewed up by Governor Rosellini. All the ineumbent officials in state government are expected to run for reelection on the Demo- cratic ticket in the fall. Those who have not announeed will do so likely in the near future as filings will open July 5. Use of State Cars A directive we have been look- ing for has now come. Governor Resellini 'laid down the law to his directors in bis monthly staff meet- ing last week. He told them state cars must not be used to attend political conventions or meetings or for other non-business purposes. He said vny such use of state cars will be gounds for dismissal. This ultimatum has become standard at about this point in an election year. State is Good Example Sam Boddy, acting director of the State Department of Commerce and Economic Development said that Washington has been selected by the United Nations as a good example of community improve- ment. He said the U. N. is sending foreign economic teams t6 the state to study what Washington communities have done .to attract new business and indhstry and im- prove their economic status. A team from Japan toured the state two weeks ago. Others are expect- ed soon. Crop Outlook Good The over-all outlook for this state's crops is optimistic as of the present time, said Joe Dwyer, state director of agriculture. Some crops already are in production and others will follow soon. Har- vesting of asparagus is at 'peak in the Y, akima Valley, with excep- tional quality and good production. F i r s t Washington strawberries should be on the market from Clark County by the end of this week, and harvesting will start soon in the northwest area of the state. Dwyer says it is Concensus of observers that all fruit crops will be large this year, including apri- cots, cherries, peaches and pears. Apples particularly are expected to produce a crop well in excess of the 1959 crop of about 25,000 cars. Exclusive of orcl/ard lands, about 4,200,000 acres of Washing- ton farm lands will be in crops this year. Grain crops will con- tinue to dominate the cr.op land in the state in 1960. Wheat, bar- ley, oats, rye and corn will be grown on about 3 million acres, which is 71 per cent of the area on which crops are grown. Dwyer takes the view that the income outlook for farmers is not. as optimistic as the crop pros- pacts because of the continuing climb of their costs. Dwyer point- ed out that in this state the num- ber of fa+rm.s has declined from 73.6 thousand in 1950 to .65.0 thou- sand in !959, despite the 5,000 new farms deyeloped .in.,the Colmnbia Basin project. Develop Rainier Park Facilities The state has decided to investi- gate the feasibility of using state and private funds, along with fed- eral matching funds, to develop overnight facilities in Rainier Na- tional Park, it was announced by Governor Resellini. He said tNe study probably will be made by the State Department of Com- merce and Economic Development and State Parks and Recreation Commission, and that he may later appoint a citizens' group to participate. The federal parks service has opposed construction of new overnight facilities in Rai- nier National Park, preferring in- stead development of facilities im- mediately outside the park boun- daries. New Political ()rganization It appears that a new Demo- cratic political organization is in the making. A. E. Hankins, mem- ber of the State Tax Commission has. sent letters to county Demo- cratic officials, asking them to join a "Statewide Elective Offi- cials Club." Hankins said one idea behind the move is to promote harmony among elective officials "so they won't fight among them- selves." Hankins was appointed re- cently to the State Tax Commis- sion. Before that he was chief ex- aminer for the state auditor in the Division of Municipal Corporations, the agency that audits the books of counties, cities and other sub- divisions of government. New Economic Study The state has initiated a new economic study of counties border- ing on Puget Sound. The study will include an inventory of na- tural and physical resources, an The following is by no means an original, but has been changed and embellished somewhat to fit the time and plaee--anywho here's the way an editor might answer the questions that comes his way-- ours included for the past deeadc: Q--Why don't you print in color, say red, once in a while? A--We have, but for the most part our supply of red ink is used in the bookkeeping department. Q--Why don't you have funny papers? A--We think we have the fun- niest paper in ashingtea state right now. Q--why don't you have an advice to the lovelorn column, like Abby Lane? A--None of our readers have :any such problems. Q--Why do you have all those misprints? A--They'ro the most interesting port of the whole paper. Q--why do you always say "we" when referring to yourself in the paper? A--We want you readers to think you're outntnbered. Q--Why don't you publish, that .poem I sent you? A--It is our policy to publish virtually all poems submitted, how- ever yours happened to be lousy. Q--Why don't you put out a big- ger paper like the Seattle Times or PI? A--We're going to do just that when the population of Monroe (1,883) equals that of Seattle. Q--Why don't you print weekly sermons? A--Why doesn't the preacher run the newspaper. Q--what would you give me a week for writing a column of moral homspun philosophy? A--A poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Q--Why don't you write an edi- torial and tell those guys on the town council and school board what they can do to improve the town and schools? A--Why don't you go down to the next meeting and tell 'em yourself. Q--Why don't you print nmre letters to the editor? A--Why don't you write us one? And sign it with your name--please --don't be chicken. Q--Why do you devote space to such trivialities as "Joe Brown is feeling poorly this week?" A--Because good old Joe has many pals who are concerned over his health, even if you are not. Who knows, somebody might read the item and send Joe a bottle of sympathy. And so it goes whether you're in the grocery business, hardware or what have you--we've all got our troubles. Mention of groceries reminds  that Larry's Food and Irving's Market went through the blood bank mill this past weekend, re- ports Irv Faussett: Bob Scharf a donor Friday, Bill Dennis Saturday and Art Murdock Monday. Call from Jim Crawford takes right off "off record" and onto scouting yarn ..... Three Monroeites Go To Regional Forestry Meet In Port Angles Three Monroeites were among the approximately 200 professional foresters and their wives from central and western Washington who met in Port Angeles May 13- 14 for the annual meeting of the Puget Sound Section, Seeiety of American Foresters. Attending from Monroe were Carl Garoy, manager, and Stanley E. Blinks, of the Skykomish Tree and Mrs. Blinks. Theme of the conference was "Forestry--The Coming Decade." During the meetings, the attend- ing foresters looked ahead to what the 'Sixties will mean in terms of forest economics, research, and education. Speakers on the Friday afternoon program were George Schroeder, chief forester, Crown Zellerbach Corporation, Portland; Dr. John Duffield, Forest Tree Nur- sery, Nisqually; Jay Gruenfeld, Weyerhaeuser Company, Tacoma; and S. P. Gessel, University of Washington, College of Forestry *faculty member. Land Commissioner Bert Cole gave the featured address at the Friday evening banquet. A Saturday morning panel dis- cussion covered problems expect- ed to confront the professional fr- ester in the next decade. Another group of speakers proposed pos- sible solutions to these problems. A FOOT DIFFERENCE: Lincoln was our tallest President, 6'4"; Madison, the shortest, with 5'4" to his credit. Cope Mendocin, California, and Cape Flattery, Washington, each stand 700 feet above the Pacific, and are our two highest sea cliffs. evaluation of present commerce, and recommendations of types of new industry best suited to the area. The study, to cost a maxi- mum of $3,500 will be directed by William Bunge, assistant in the University of Washington's geog- raphy department.