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l" i 7/p Vernon G. ihomas c: 15605 171st Ave.S.Eo NEWSSTAND i0 PER COPY -- t 00THE MONROE MONITOR. SIXTY-NINTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMT.SH COUNTY, WASHINGTON- THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1968 NUMBER 18 H,RD WORKING Valley General Hospital Candy Stripers received their 12-hour ser- vice caps and 50-hour service pins in Mt. Index Hospital Guild ceremonies at the hospital last Thursday. High school aged Candy Stripers are, front row left to right, Betsy Gould, Monroe; Sally Schwar- zmiller and Laura Gilbert, Snohomish; Valerie Boddington, Sultan; Pauline Lind- bloom, R.N., director of Candy Striper program; and Diana Brink, Karen Feder- ice, Leanne Scharf, Cindy Schwartz and Sheryl Sorenson, Monroe. Back row, from left, are Sandy Ingalls, Delores Willis and Sue Finney, Snohomish; Rosalyn Bates, Monroe; Judy Luttrell, Wendy Bigelow, and Judy Creswell, Sky Valley Jr. Acad- emy; Theresa Snyder, Monroe, and Erma Kilen, Snohomish.--Photo by Tye Hagman. 35-Mill Levy S en For Building, M & 0 Special levies of 35 mills, 25 to meet the for 70 per cent plus in state matching funds 1968-'69 Monroe School District budget, and for building. 10 for new buildings, face taxpayers next Fall ',Ve are in what's termed an 'excess growth as a result of .ction by the Monroe Board of district', having grown 20 per cent in three years, Education Monday night, and as such we will receive 70 per cent in Adopted was a whopping $1,462,000 prelim- matching funds," he explained and added: inary budget, a $363,135 increase over the cur- "If we were not in an excess growth district rent budget we would have to put up 80 per cent for new Already planned on the November ballot is buildings and the state would match 20 percent." a 10-mill building levy for 20 acres of land and He said the current assessed valuation figure 2 units housing 20 classrooms, is $7 million. A new figure will be announced "If we don't pass the levies we'll be in real in September after which the budget will be bad shape," Superintendent Ernest Fox told studied again. directors. "We are already one year behind In a comparison of the current budget with the in levies and our assessed valuation is not preliminary budget for 1968-'69, administration keeping up with child growth, expenses climb from $45,600 to $60,050. In- "We're a bedroom district and without in- struction, including the salary of the newly ustry we can't operate without special levies, hired assistant administrator, increases from I would project enrollment at a much larger $721,200 to $917,744. figure next Fall than is expected now, unless Pupil transportation costs rise from $63,600 tight money keeps it down. And if housing to $95,206. Operation of the school plant in- etS any tighter we're going to have evenmore creases from $86,600 to $193,148 and plant ailers." maintenance decreases from $54,000 to $42,500. Of the building levy Fox said: In other comparisons, food services increase ''We are renting 10 units plus 2 church rooms from $29,800 to $37,652 and community services now. If we go for 10 more portables that's rise from $400 to $550. Payments for services $20,000 or 3 mills in rent. redered by other districts shows an increase We ve got to get these buildings built--we're from $13,000 to $20,000 and non-warrant ex- killing outselves with M & O costs." penditures remain the same at $3,000. Fox explained that of the 10 mills forbuildings, In addition, pupil services for the next year, 4 would be for acquisition of property and 6 for including guidance, psychological and health, equipping the buildings, are budgeted at a total of $92,150, showing an "The district will have to bond to capacity increase in the area of health service from or 10 per cent of assessed valuation in order $8,700 to $12,790. Joint Service Candy Stripers Get Pins, Caps .Slated stoners, at the request of Ross Last Thursday afternoon 18 high school girls in October, January and June. After classes Monroe Barracks of Godard, Valley General Hospital were awarded caps and pins in recognition of are completed the girls rotate through four Vetrans of World War administrator, reconsidered the the services they have freely given as Candy departments in the hospital including the diet I, Vetrans of Foreign idea of hiring a consultIng firm Stripers to Valley General Hospital. kitchen, laboratory, intensive care and extended Wars and the American to determine present and future Legion will hold joint hospital needs when they met last In a colorful ceremony, sponsored by the Mr. care sections. The hospital feels the services Memorial Day services week. Index Hospital Guild, they received caps for 12 Candy Stripers render are very helpful to the at 11 a.m. in the IOOF "When I presented in September hours of service and pins for 50 hours, nurses, but the experience is even more valu- Cemetery, announces of last year a study proposalforre- The Candy Striper program was started in able to the girls themselves. Aaron Green, chairman, placement of our present facility it 1964 at Valley General Hospital under the spon- The healt services industry has climbed from Principal speaker for was tabled primarily due to the sorshtp of the Mt. Index Hospital Guild. Pauline the nation's fifth largest employment field in the services will be the cost of such a study," Godard told Lindbloom, R.N., is the director of this pro- 1950 to 3rd place in 1960. By 1970 it will rank Reverend Reinhold Zin- commissioners. gram at Valley General. Twice a year, at a first. There are over 700 different occupations ter of Monroe Peace tea for the girls and their mothers during May in the health field today. and at a Christmas buffet, caps and pins are Their experience in hospitals will give the awarded to the Candy Stripers who have earned Candy Stripers an inside view of careers rich them. in opportunities and service to others. Orientation classes are given 3 times a year, Bearcat Nine Take Second The Monroe High School Bearcats wound up wood in the second game (six to four) but could their 1968 1 Lsevan season in second place in not deny victory to the Spartans. For pitchers the Cascade League peimant chase as a result Larry Ottini and Dale Arrlngton, it was their of winning four of their last six games, first defeat in conference action this year" "in a home doubleheader the BearaLs swept Pleased with the travel game to Concrete a pair of wins from the Langley Falcons by Gemndll enthused: scores of 6-3 and 10-0," reports Coack Dick "Concluding their season last Wednesday with Gemmill. a Journey to Concrete, the Bearcats returned to "Larry Ottini hurled the Bearcats to vic- their old habits of capturing twin-bill victories. tory in the first game and Norm Michel led Behind the effective hurling of Dave Bonga, Men- the hitters with a double. In the second game roe won the first game by a score of 5-2. Larry Parkman and Gary MUlbach, each with "Tim Court's double in the first inning high- two hits, made it easy for Dale Arriagton on lighted a four-run outburst in that frame and his way to a shutout win over the Falcons. the Bearcats then held the Lions scoreless Millback had a triple and double and Parkman except for their two counters in the fourth inning. a double and single to pace the Orange and (Page 5, Column 7} Black attack." Hosting Stanwood in a recent doubleheader, Nine Teachers Hired, the visiting Spartans captured both ends of a twin bill to deal a setback to the Bearcats' championship hopes, Gemmill said. Same Number Resign "Stanwood won the first game 9-0 and came from a three-run defecit to defeat Monroe 5-3 In business conducted by Monroe school di- in the second game. The Bearcats outhit Stan- rectors Monday nine teachers were hired and resignations were accepted from nine, leaving S it D nk d "about five" to be hired for Fall. e a tt e es u  Hired were Mrs. Donna Chappell, 25, a grad- uate of Arizona State College. She has taught in Seattle for two years and will teach second In Sky River Run grade here at a salary of $6,360; Bert Thompson, 37, a teacher of nine years Monroe volunteer firemen answered a rescue experience in Darrington who will teach a fifth call Sunday evening when. the rubber raft f six grade class. Married and the father of two Seattle area young people hit a snag and col- children, he was contracted for $8,040. He is lapsed in the Skykomish River at the Sky Meadows a native of Marysville and a graduate of Western Ranch. Washington State College; Fire Chief Jim Crawford said one of the six Mrs. Contance King, 23, a graduate of WWSC, swam to shore and called firemen who put in no previous teaching experience. She will teach a fishing boat belonging to Buck Morgan, one first grade at a salary of $6,000; of the volunteer firemen, and rescted the others Mrs. Kay Haralson, 24, graduate of Central who had taken temporary refuge' on a small Washington State College with one year's ex- island, perience in the Marysville district. She will None of the three young men and three young teach fourth grade at a salary of $6,120; women was injured. They were all taken to the Kenneth Haralson, 23, a graduate of CWSC fire station and served hot coffee, will teach fifth grade at Maltby at a salary of Chief Crawford said the raft was put in at $6,20. A native of Oak Harbor, he taught one Gold Bar. He added that all six were wearing year in Marysville; life Jackets. (Page 2, Column 4) Hospital. Commissioners Reconsider Area Survey Hospital District No. 1 commie- trolled by the ComprehensiveHealth Planning Agency of the state under Senate Bill 189-749. "The award of federal funds to hospitals for construction and mod- ernization will be predicated on the existence of a long range plan for development of hospital service pro- grams. "It has been recommended by a representative of the Regional Health Planning Council, who is familiar with the problem of special interest groups striving to guide "I believe the picture has changed hospital planning to serve their Lutheran Church. sufficiently for the board to review individual interests, to obtain an ex- Music will be furnished the need for a comprehemsive plan pertenced hospital consultant who by the Monroe High developed by a specialist in the then acts as a third person repre- School band. field of hospital planning." senttng the hospital branch and the In making the an- Continuing his reasons for the need people in the service area. nouncement Green ex- Godard said: "It is also recommended that in tended an invitation for "There seems to be little doubt our particular local situation the the general public to that the construction of new and the chamber of commerces or other attend, replacement of obsolete health care local service clubs in each of the facilities will be directed and con- (Page 2, Column 1) MHS Class Of '58 Sky Valley Dome Club Sets June 1 Reunion To Hear Dore Tuesday Monroe High School graduates of ten years ago will reminisce about days before and after State Senator Fred H. Dore, Democratic can- June of 1958 when they meet for a class reunion didate for state attorney general, will be the June 1 at the Everett Elks Club. prIncipal speaker when the Sky Valley Democrat Class president and chairman of the reunion, Club meet next Tuesday evening. Bruce Crowell of Route 2, Snohomtsh, notes Dore, a 42-year-old lawyer from Seattle, has that a social hour will be held from 6:30 to 8 had 15 years of legislative experience, seven p.m. with dinner following until 10 and dancing in the lower house and eight in the senate until 2 a.m. chambers. Families will have a chance to get to know The post he seeks is currently held by John one another when the reunion continues with a J" O'Connell who is seeking the Democratic picnic beginning Sunday afternoon at 2 in Eagles gubernatorial nomination . along with Senator Park on U. S. Highway 2. Martin Durkan of Issaquah. A third possible Those planning to attend the dinner-dance candidate, former governor Albert D. Rosellini, are asked to contact the chairmm immediately Seattle, has not yet disclosed whether he will by writing him at Route 2, Box 402, Snohomlsh seek the governorship again. or by calling him at 794-7151. Reservations The meeting, which is open to the general are $15 a couple or $7.50 for singles, public, wUl be held at the Route 2 Monroe Working with Crowell are Carol Wall Porter, home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hill. The club Barbara Laizure Gatterman, Sandy Maltzberger convenes at 8 p.m. Larson, Sharon and Gary Drivstuen, Joy Haufle Dennis, Yvonne Burch Rossiter, Dee Gibson Schab, Geraldine Bunge Becker, Gordon Gosser, Nancy Nasman Ramey and Pat Stevens Donovan. Crowell said special awards are planned for many of the 60 in Monroe's 1958 class and urges everyone to attend. Hill-Burton Funds May Be Decreased Next Year The amount of mo.ey State Department Jaycees, Wives, Plan Joint Installation Friday Monroe Jaycees and J.C. Fair Mates will culminate one year and begin a new with Joint installation ceremonies for newly elected of- ricers at a banquet and dance this Friday on the Evergreen Fair grounds. Dean Harnlss will be installed as president of the men's club and Mrs. Roy Keenan will o take her place as president of the women's available for Hill-Bur- Health. group. ton federal funds for Dr. Lane said the war son, state director; Bob Hines, internal vice- hospital construction in Vietnam may neces- president; Bob Mensik, external vice-president; may be less than last sttate the decrease. Bob Nelson, secretary; Roy Keenan, treasurer; year, according to Dr. He added that August LaVere Jochtmsen, director and Ken Faulk- Wallace Lane, actingdi- 1 is the final date for her, director. rector of the Washington (Page 3, Column 3) (Page 5, Column 7)