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# in Heart beats of acute coronary Godard said the telemetry sys- cases are now "on camera" at tem, which replaces the old method Valley General Hospital. of attaching wires to the patient, The hospttalts new $13,434 tele- is much more efficient and practi- metry system has been installed cal. At present the system has to monitor and report heart rhythm two channels operating and is equip- both visually and audibly. The equipment, developed by Space Lab- oratories Inc., makes Valley Gen- eral the only small hospital in the Pacific Northwest to have such equipment. Ross Godard, hospital adminis- trator, said the telemetry system works on the same principal as the one which is monitoring Apollo 15 astronauts to the moon this week. At Valley General the system sends heart impulses from a small fiat transmitter attached to the chest of a patient who has been designated by his doctor for the specialized care. "The signal is then received at the stationary monitor at the nurses' station byone of the .speclallytratn- ed nurses assigned to that patient," Godard explained. "She makes frequent visual checks on the 'tele- vised' signal and asa backup, the signal can be accompanied by an audible tone. A beep alarm is sounded when there is any varia- tion from the heart rhythm pat- ternpre-set for each patient." ed for two more. The bed for a heart patient re- ceiving the critical care is located in a special room close to the nurses' station. Godard said a portable re- ceiving set, called the "crash cart" and equipped with drugs and all kinds of emergency equipment, serves as an auxiliary unit. "The auxiliary monitor may be viewed by the nurse at the heart patient's bedside or moved to another room for a second patient," Godard said. "If two patients are on the system, both reports are screened across the monitor at the nurses' station." Godard added that furnishings in the telemetry room include a bed, bedside storage table, overbed table and drapes with a clock and mirror to come, all provided by ValleyGen- eral Hospital Guild at a cost of about $550. The furnishings were purchased from the guild's memorial fund es- tablished in 1962 for the purpose of buying equipment and furniture only. (Page 8, Column 1) MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH.- THURS., JULY 29, i971, NO. 28 WHEN SUMMER finally arrived, it didn't take long for the youngsters to get out their innertubes and shoot the rapids of Woods Creek. This collection of sunny day enthusiasts was found at Eagles Park. Hardier swimmers have begun braving the Skykomish River under the South Lewis Street bridge, which is still the tempera- ture of a snowpack, but so far no one has been spotted jumping from the middle of the bridge, last year's favorite sport.-- Staff Photo Paradise Tavern held fast to first place 1-15. in the Monroe Athletic Association slowpitch Other scores in last Thursday's games were softb l league after soundly beating the Mon- Keg 'N Cue over U & I, 7-0; Sunset over Gen- :roe agles 19-9 last Thursday and Monroe eral Store, 7-0; Seafirst over Mennonite 21-4, - ...... ..... . .. ....... : ......... : ....... : ...... .:.!:- , ................ ./ eafirst 25-14 Monday night. - and Jerry's Iron Works over Hanson's 22-6. As of noon Tuesday, no one had committee worl* either as chairmen Charges were to be The leader holds a 14-2 record followed by, In addition to the Paradise win over Seaflrst filed Tuesday fol- Jerry's Iron Works and Keg 'N Cue Tavern, Monday night, it was Sunset over Mennonite, filed for the four Monroe City or members, lowing the arrest by both with 12 wins and 4 losses. Also tied 11-5; Jerry's over Keg 'N Cue, 14-7; Hanscn's Council positions up for election this Other Elections Monroe police early are Seaftrst and Eagles with 11 wins and 5 over General Store, 7-0, and Eagles over Fall, although three incumbents earlier indicated their intention to Other upcoming elections will be Tuesday morning of losses. U & I, 7-0. for three of ftw Monroe Board of two Monroe youths in After Monday night's action the Sunset Tav- Games are played each Monday and Thurs- run again. Education directorships, a public connection with auto ern win-loss record was 9-7 followed by day at 7 p.m. In the high school and middle The counctlpositionswhichexpire Hospital Distrtct No. 1 dtrectorship theft and burglary of Hanson's, 4-12; General Store Tavern, 3-13; school athletic fields along West Columbia this year are held by Allen Courtney, Ewalt Schrag and Herb Schwartz, and all five Monroe Park and Rec- a residence on 180th U & I Tavern, 2-14, and Mennonite Church, Street. The public is welcome. four-year terms, and Dorrts Bider- reation District directorships. The Street about midnight filing .period for all three elections Monday. BI siNmmn bost,has tndtcatedtW-yearheterm'will OnlyCourtneYnot seek re- is September 3 to 17 in advance of According to the Careless essme Should Read Fine Print election, the November 2 general election. Monroe Police De- partment James Lewis Monroe police, recording 31 open doors or open window or unlocked door, the department Filing Period School Sattler, 18, of Route windows in MOnroe businesses last month, warned. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Frt- Incumbents in the school director 2, and a 16-year-old urge businessmen to read the fine print in The procedure by police in finding an unlocked day to file for one of the four council race are Gordon Keck, Position No. Monroe youth were ap- their insurance policies even if they have no con- establishment is to contact the owner and watt seats. Candidates are not bound by 1, who has said he will run again; Wil- prehended by sheriff's cern for the time spent by officers waiting for until he arrives and checks things over and locks geographical districts other than the llam Boyden, Position No. 2, who deputies in Snohomtsh Someone to come and lock up the premises, up, all of which involves a considerable amount satd he would "probably" run again, after a description of Insurance companies will not honor a burglary of the officer's time which could be better spent city limits themselves and may file for any of the council positions. If and Mrs. Carole Evans, Position the stolen car was ra- claim unless there is forced entry and no forced elsewhere, the PD feels. three or more persons file for No. 3, who said she would not run dioed from Monroe. entry can be claimed if there is either an . any one of the four posts a prtmary again. " The police depart- i:levenue Depar[men[ Reviews Exemp[mns election will be held on September Hospital mentsaid the quick 21. If two or less file, the elect,on Incumbent tn the Hospital Dts- ar/'est was made pos- sible by an alert neigh- will be held on November 2, the trtct No. 1 position is Mrs. Grace bor who called andre- state's general election date. Ktrwan of South B akely Street who ported seeing an auto-tile for 1972 property tax exemptions on their that to one per cent. Monroe councilmen receive $20 _ It is almost too late for senior citizens to cent of full market value. The exemption cuts for each of the two regular monthlywas appointed last April after the mobile being pushed meetings they attend, Much more resignation of Irv Faussett. The from theHowardJohn- homes. The deadline is July 31, or tomorrow, Last year 51,690 mobtle homes were lt- son residence at14901- Friday, for all practical purposes, censed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. of their time, however, is given to (Page 5, COlumn 2) (Page'7, Column 2) " . Owners of mobile homes are in a different Some county 'assessors have reported con- situatt0a, notes the State Department of Revenue. fusion between the new real property exemptton It's too early for them to file for next year, for senior citizens owning homes and the exist- and too late for this one. ing one on mobile homes. They have another kind of tax exemption and the law permits them to claim a 50 per cent deduction from property taxes on their mobile home in the year payable--in the case of 1972 taxes, that means from January 1 through March 31. 1972. PLACING a transmitter on her "patient", Mrs. Charles Pendleton, is Alvina Hereth R.N., Valley General Hospital's inservice director, who is demonstrating the hos- pital's new telemetry heart monitoring system for hospital guild members Mrs. The exemption is limited to owners of mobile S|I homes over 35 feet long or over 8 feet wide. The claimants must be 65 years of age and have in- Come of $3,000 or less, of which not more than $1,680 may be earned income. Persons totally disabled may apply regardless of income or age. The regular tax on mobile homes ts two per Bottle Pickup Davis Chaney, left, and Mrs. Joseph Feek, right. Furnishings for the new cardiac care room were purchased from the me-" morial fund established by the guild. For details, see elsewhere. --Staff Photo Those wishing to give Monroe Post Office bottles to the Boy ScoutI parking area on North Troop 70 and Explor- Blakely and Smitty's er's Post recycling Speedy Service project but do not have transportation to the two recycling bins, may call for pickup, reports Marv Sheets of the Explorers. Bottles will be pick- ed up on Mondays and Thursdays. The hum- ber to call for the ser- vice is 794-7565, the home of Mary Sheets. For those who can bring their bottles to town, the two bins are located at the Board Meet August 16 Monroe School Dist-: rtct 103 residents are reminded that there will be only one meet- tag of the Monroe Board of Education during August. Directors will meet at 8 p.m., August 16, in the board room on West Columbia Street. mmmmm HOW . . COME SAVE WITH US MUTUAL FIRST ,,,.,, Fmo~a" Mt tTt ttr I~A~AH 392-6401 ,~o, ~ ~"~" MERCER ISLAND 232 4444 _ SAVINGS BANK SAVINGS BANK