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eminent... omment... Comment... MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH.- THURS., JUNE 21, 1973, NO. 23 Monroe City Councilmen voted not to re-instate the Monroe Police Reserve program at last Wednes- day evenings meeting, Mayor Allan Berlin said. Acttng on the recommendation of the public safety committee with a motion by chairman Lloyd Helm, the council unamiously backed thecon- clusion. The nine man reserve force was relieved of duty late last April by Police Chief D. C. Nauman following a wage dispute and members of the reserves requested reinstatement. Later in the meeting the council voted to hire a sixth man for the police force, utilizing E.E.A. funds. Charles Myers of Monroe was hired fulltime for the department and was scheduled to work as long as the federal funding was made available to the city. The council approved the hiring of Seattle engineering firm Kramer, Chin and Mayo to perform a city- wide comprehensive water study ex- pected to cost about $6,000. The study Is needed to meet state and federal requirements for future funding. The State had established a July 1 deadline for completion of the study however the engineering firm will request an extension. Kramer, Chin and Mayo is also performing the city's sewer study. The council redrew positions for the upcoming November general election. Six council vacancies will exist amendment to the garbage ordinance stating that only city residents with paid-up garbage bills could be allowed use of the city dump; Awarded a bid for the 1970 Ply- mouth police car to Art Dawktns of Seattle for $350; And called a public hearing for July 11 on a proposed annexation of property fronting Highway 2 between North Lewis and North Kelsey Streets. Monroe High School Principal Don Wile submitted his resignation to school board members last Monday evening, District Superintendent Royston Cottam said. Board members were quick to act in filling the gap and named Rob- ert Blomster to fill the $20,166 post. Blomster was a counselor at the high school. Wile told board members he had accepted a position with the Bellevue School District, the same district he came from before assuming duttes as principal at Monroe two years ago. Wile said he had ben appoint- ed vice-principal for Bellevue High School. as well as the mayor's seat. Blomster previously served as Councilwoman Grace Kerwin drew high school principal during the position one; Courtney, position two; 1970-71 school year prior to WUe's Schrag, position three; all four year appointment to the slot. terms and Harry Donovan, position The board voted to continue its four, a four year term with two years expired. Also a two year councilman-at- large seat held by Cal Prentice and the four year mayor's post pre- sently held by Berlin will be up for a vote this year. In other matters before the coun- cil, a request from the cablevtsion company to raise their local rates from $6 to $6.50 was tabled; Acceptance of the Poly Sintering water llne was turned down on the advise of City Attorney Storrs Clough because the recovery clause did not prove that the line was paid for; Discussed upgrading water spec- ifications; Instructed Clough to prepare an dellberatlon of preliminary plans for a proposed secondary school for the district. Architects Botesch and Nash of Everett presented preliminary drawings and other information to the board last Monday evening. The board scheduled another meeting for June 25 to further re- view the plans. Once they gain board approval they will be submitted to the State Super- intendent of Public Instruction to gain authorization to have the arch- itects prepare more detailed plans, Cottam said. The meeting wUl be held at 8 p.m. in the board room. The board approved the hiring of Robert Carpenter, a first grade teacher at Maltby Elementary School. Carpenter has served as a substitute in the district for the past year. He is from California. ~mnlm~ Dear Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer would probably be an appropriate way to begin a letter from the Ameri- can Revolution Bicentennial Com- mission, 736 Jackson Place N.W., Washington, D.C. 20276. This newspaper received this week a neatly wrapped and tapped bundle from the Bicentennial Com- mittee addressed Dear Editor: Following is what we think Hugh A. Hall, acting director of the com- mittee would write to each and everyone of you if he had the time and money: We are pleased to forward to you a peachy keen, hunky dorey, package of very expen- sive propaganda designed to cost just as much as bureau- cratically possible. We're sure you are by now well aware that this great country of ours is going to cele- brate its 200th anniversary, and by golly we want to do it up right. Therefore we have profes- stonally designed and produced this highly elaborate packet of information and tried to spend as much money as we possibly could since you kind people are footing the bill. You'll be happy to notice we had a real nice box specially made, using three colors of printing ink to add expense to the project. Then inside the box we placed this super neat folder, also printed in three colors of ink, which contains a couple of pamphlets and other parapher- nalia that will be useful in blow- ing your horn about the celebra- tion. Actually, the folder would have more than likely been suf- ficient to forward the material to you, but instead we choose to place everything in yet another box and send it free third class government postage, costing about 60 cents each to mail. Sincerely, Hugh A. Hall Acting Director Mind you, this is just the kit for newspapers, and only the bureau- crats know how many of them there are scattered around the country. Similar kits were also prepared for radio, television, and the ethnic media including a special transla- tion into Spanish, In fact the Bicentennial "Bureau- cratic" Committee couldn't have said it better when spelling out the role of the print media. "You (the print media) can make every American fully aware that his contributions are important and are needed." Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, this is just another prime example of the bureaucrats cramming their hands into your pockets to grab as muchof your hard earned money as they pos- sibly can. ~H~H~~H~H~H~~`|~~;:~H~~H~H~~H~~u~~ Special Section In per At 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, First Federal Savings will officially be- come Pioneer First Federal Savings and simultaneously at all offices will unveil its new corporate symbol, Robert M. Humphrey, president and board chairman, said. In Snohomtsh, Mayor Bill Conner, Denny Perrlgue, vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce and Clarice Chambers, Miss Snohom- Ish County runner-up, will join Pioneer First Federal Director Clartce Cedergreen and Douglas Weir, assistant vice-president and Snohomlsh manager for the unveil- Ing of Pioueer's new green, black and white symbol. An informal Open House with gifts for all will follow the ceremony. On Friday, Pioneer First Federal will also open an office in Redmond, its eighth, and the second opened in King County within a year by the $90- milllon mutual savings Institu- tlon. "A decision by First Federal's Board to change the institution's name after 39 years was dictated by our growth and branching into new areas -- specifically into King and Pierce Counties and by our plan- ned expansion into still more west- ern Washington communities where other non-connected First Federal Savings are already located or are situated nearby," Humphrey said epies Jnt, Copies of petitions for Initiative 282 will be available at this office by tomorrow, Friday. The Initiative, spearheaded by Bruce Helm of Alderwood Manor, is designed to curb the drastlcpay increases State Legislators granted themselves and other public officials during the last session. The petition mustgatn 117,902 July togain valid signatures by 6 a spot on the November ballot. Lenny Wilkens To Be At Collins Chevrolet Former Seattle Supersonic basketball player-coach LennyWil- kens will be at Collins Chevrolet in Monroe June 23 froml to 3:30 p.m. Todd Collins said. WUkens, now with the Cleveland Cavillers, will greet friends, fans and customers during his two and one half hour visit, and autograph pictures. Also Everett Radio Station KRKO wUl conduct a remote broadcast from Collins during the afternoon. Free hot dogs and Pepsi will be served to all during the visit. Wilkens and his family reside in Bellevue. Included with today's issue is the fourth annual "Getting Acquainted With Our Valleys" supplement. Within this year's 28 page section you will find many friendly local merchants and services offered throughout the valleys as well as in- formative articles about the cities and towns and many recreational opportunities available in the area, A two color map containing many points of interest in the valleys is included on the two middle pages of the first section and may easily be removed for future reference, A limited number of additional copies of the special edition will be available at the newspaper office for 50 cents each. ~i~H~"~H~iR~g~H~g~~g~gg~g~g~H~H~g~g~H~~H~g~~mm~~~ OU evlse Pet owners in rural Snohomish County will receive a short reprieve from their annual purchases of dog licenses County Auditor Stan Du- buque said this week. The County Commissioners and the Prosecuting Attorney's office have been revising the county's Animal Control resolution to include cats as well as dogs under the ll- censing requirements Dubuque said. Grooming parlors, kennels and pet shops will also come under new regulations and inspection standards if the proposal is adopted, he said. Before the new resolution can be adopted and placed into effect the public must be notified and be in- vited to attend a public hearing on the proposal before new tags and license forms can be ordered. Dubuque said that the County Audi- tor is still designated as thelicense agent and suggests that pet owners not attempt to order their tags on July I, but wait until after the adoption of the resolution. Thits the reaeon our I1% Ineured certificate earnl 6.10% ann~mlly. InbN~ ~ d~ luN naturmlly ~ up to n~,,. yOU knew mr~ Mu~u~ ~hnyl lrkm to givo you Iho I~. And, v~ do~O # wHh Uao ~ e% a~io owtl~ow o# l~m ~ m live yeor wflh iI Sl~O0 minimum First Mutmd 8avinge Bank. Meee ~ ~e a cNmm~e. and that's a lot of bread mq-pm FIRST MUTUAL SAVINGS BANK MONROE 102 W, Main, Monroe Telephone -- (206) 794-0000 Open to 6PM Monday- Friday Member of Federal Oepoelt Insurance Corporation