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Page Two, Monroe Monitor, Monroe, WA., JulZ 29, 1976 (Continued from page 1) impact on Monroe's economy, according to Parmele. Farm means $50,~ for Monroe Farm Manager Harry Ingersoll of Monroe estimates the farm operation spends $50,000 annually in the Monroe area on feed, seed and farm equipment. But the farm also competes with other dairies for contracts, such as the Monroe school's bid. Asked if there is any resistance to the farm operation by other dairies, Ingersoll said there is none. "We're trying to get along with the local dairies. There has always been real good cooperation," he said. He pointed out that other dairies have lent the honor farm bulls and equipment. Ingersoll said he felt the honor farm did not get the Monroe School District milk and cheese bid because the bid specifications .were unclear and the farm would not be able to meet delivery and carton-type specifications. "We didn't have the 'baggle' type of milk carton they wanted because we also sell milk to state mental institutions and they could hurt themselves with the fixed straws," he said. Parmele says he wants to bring a more business-like atmosphere to the reformatory operations to cut down on waste and inefficiency. To do so, he will have to cope with the slow-moving state bureaucracy (some orders take six months to process where a private firm could have them in a few days) and the limitations of working in a correctional facility. "We have to learn to live within our limitations," he said. Although there is a possibility that Institutional industries will continue to expand, Parmele said he does not see the program as a threat to private industry. A small dent In private sector "We make such a small dent In what private industry can produce, It's really insignificant," he argues. "We're not taldng money out of anyone's pocket." Parmele is a proponent of the theory that most of the men locked within the reformatory's walls wouldn't be there if they had been able to get jobs on the outside. "If we can get jobs for these guys, maybe they will go out and get jobs and not be back in here again, which in itself costs the taxpayers a bundle to clothe, feed and shelter them," he said. Monroe Sailor Participates in Excercises AWARD PASSES "" Darrell Ricci, left, extends his hand to Dick Barr of Monroe as the former Snohomish County Dairy Family head presented the traveling trophy. In the background, Mrs. Ricci admires the award. The trophy remained in the Monroe area for the second consecutive year for the first time in more than 15 years. The presentation was made during an open house Saturday at the Ricci farm. More than 1,000 Help Initiate Ricci's Reign as Dairy Family More than 1,000 persons were on hand Saturday to pay (Continued from page 1) they haven't analyzed the neighbor's reactions," he said. "It's one thing to add on to an already exixtlng prison. It's another to go out and build one in a neighborhood where they aren't wanted," the senator argued. The 39-year-old senator said he would also like to work for a more equitable system of school financing, which would "cause more equality in funding between districts." In the area of educational reform, the senator said he wants to help establish a mechanism for more direct citizen input into educational programs. Woody said more ac- countability is necessary in the state, expecially in the area of juvenile offenses. As it stands, the courts have no control over the discipline or welfare of a child after he has been committed to super- vision by the state's social services. He said more account- ability for juvenile offenders could be established with more controls by juvenile courts. Woody and his wife, Diane, and two children, Elizabeth and Patrick, live in Woodinville. He is an at- torney there. Bridge Painting Could Cause Traffic Delays Cleaning and painting on Navy Operations Special- Truxtun. homage to the Darrell Ricci family, Snohomish County's the Lewis St. bridge on the Dairy Family of the Year, at an open house at the family Skykomish River (SR 203) is ist Seaman Apprentice Dale The exercise, conducted farm west of Monroe. expected to begin the first of C. Olson, son of Mr. and off the southern California PR Mrs. Carl P. Olson of Route coast, involved more than Last year s dairy family head, Dick Barr of Monroe August, according to Rod ODUCTION END "" Institutional Industries 2, Monroe, recently partici- 9,500 men and 14 ships. It handed the traveling trophy to Darrell Ricci in ceremonies Belcher, Washington State chiefRobertParmele, left, discusses the produc- pated in "Operation Readiex was designed to test and which included farm tours, pony rides, sky divers, a Highway Department public tion end of Washington State Reform-atorv's 4-76," as a crewmember improve the combat readi- Barbershop Quartet and a visit by University of Washington affairs officer. Honor Farm in the ~Tua" ,,',, ~ .... J aboard the nuclear powered ness of units of the U.S. basketball coach Marv Harshman. There may be some traf- tco v attey wun arm fl guided missile cruiser USS Third Fleet and included The event saw the largest turnout in the Snohomish fic delays as the bridge is manager Harry Ingersoll. anti-submarine warfare op- County Dairy Family open house history, according to closed to one lane of traffic, A m - _ ~:~.'~ ,:w,~~x-~.m~:~ --erations, missile firings and County Extension Agent Dick Matthews. Belcher said, but no work ~ ~ ~ : . .. ~). Judges evaluated the farm for state competition last that restricts traffic will be ~i~ll_~_ ~ ~_~_11~1~_1~ ~_~ f?~'i~' ~':. surface warfare tactics. ~.-~uv - ~vuv,,,, ~, ~ " : ~ ~ ~' 1 n' hi i h me ~! ~~:'.~! O so s s p s o . week, and several were on hand to judge the open house, done on Fridays and week- (Continued from page 1) ~ ~~~ ported at SanDiego.. o The award marks the second year the dairy family ends. honors have been awarded to an east county farm. It is II~ltt~.~m ~~ " tie ts a lv/~ graauate ot Work began July 21 on being struck by a northbound automobile that had jumped .-..,,~:~::..2- ~:*:.~~~: Monroe High School. customary to spread the dairy family awards to other parts the Barclay Creek bridge on the curb. . . of the county, although the back-to-back award for this area Highway 2 near the Snoho- An automobile driven by William C. Mutsehler, Jr. of PI~RIiKI41~n ~V~V TU~n~v nulldln Insoector is not a first, mish-King County line and is Duvall jumped the curb, struck the power pole and returned ,-, , ~..,uu~u.~u~.~. a..~v ua.tA_ .......... I[~ . tT t.~ TT'~ John Hansen of Monroe took dairy family honors in scheduled for completion in to ................. me street. Mutscmer s vemcie came to rest near a tree. t:ntereo as aecond Class Matter at the Post bets iNew rtours 1959, followed the next year by Bill Kosters of Monroe. early August. B e 1 cher Mutschler was cited for negligent dr!ving. Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act of New hours have been Ricci's farm automatigally advances to state competi- warned of possible traffic Police said the vehicle was totaled. March 3, 1898. , established for the Monroe tion, with-a chance at advancing to national farm family restrictions on that bridge, A trailer-vehicle accident at the intersection of N. Lewis and Highway 2 occured Sunday. A vehicle with trailer driven by William F. Potts, 75, of Kansas turned in front of a vehicle eastbound on Highway 2, driven by Lenaya June Johnson, 25713 Old Owen Rd., Monroe, The Johnson vehicle was unable to stop and struck the travel trailer being pulled by Potts. Damage to the trailer was estimated at $1,200 and the Johnson vehicle sustained an estimated $600 in damages. Ports was cited for failure to yield right-of-way. (Continued from page 1) proposed code, taking six of 28 pages. Committee members expressed general approval of the code proposal. MEMBER building inspector's office, honors. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday It is said that God is always through Thursday, to issue on the side of the heaviest building permits and other battalions. construction permits. The --Voltaire office will be closed Fridays. also. The project is being car- Honesty and integrity ain't ried out by Ronco Painting of BotheU. that can be bought~You pay The Lewis St. bridge will for them in this world. --Pogo be p a i n t e d a steel- gray shade. new hi, time, with on these... MF m, MF 235 MF 20 MF 50A Stop by soon for all the details on other,Summer Savings Specials! Mm Vr mmn 221 South Lewis St. Monroe Phone: 794-7263 Association. Founded 1885 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykotnish and Snoqualmie Valleys, per year $6.00. Outside Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valleys $7.00. Official Newspaper of the City of Monroe and Town of Skykomish. Address all mail to Post Office Box No. 399, Monroe, Washington 98272. Editor & Publisher ............ Howard Voland News Editor .................. John K. Wiley Office Manager ........... Althea Hendrickson Whisnant said he objected to several chapters in committee, but would probably vote to approve the penal code when it goes before the council. He said he was confident of the city attorney s ability in drafting the code. Walser echoed Whisnant's assessment 'of Knappe's efforts with the ordinance proposal. "I think it meets a lot of needs people have expressed concern with," she said. ,, Chairman McCloud said he felt the ordinance will make our law enforcement a lot more effective. Thomas A. Blair, Exp name r - _ 1"1 r r everyone gives to his mis- l.,ong-Hme 1--. U.L/.takes. Employe, Passes -- eorge Bernard Shaw Monroe First Baptist Church Bethel Church Rev. H.M. Gering, 794-7708 1405 Main Street Sunday/Church School, 9:45 Morn. Worship 11 a.m. Eve. 6 p.m. Wed., Family Night, 7 p.m. Monroe Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Gary Christianson Sabbath School, 9:15 a.m. Church, 11 a.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. 3ommunity Service Center, 10-3 Tues. Monroe Community Chapel Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Midweek Service 794-4440, Church 794-4302, Residence Monroe United Methodist Church ~aeV. Ken Countryman mily Worship 10 a.m. Followed by Church School 338 S. Lewis 794-8863 First Congregational Church Larry S. Baker, Interim Pastor Lewis & MaeDougal Streets Morning Worship and Church School, 10:30 a.m. 1-329-8647 Funeral services were held today for Thomas A. Blair, 69, of Monroe, who died Monday in an Ellens- burg hospital following a brief illness. He had been visiting a son, James J. Blair. He was born March 12, 1907 in Minnesota and had been a Monroe area resident since 1949. He married Martha Jane Marxen in Sno- homish in 1931 and had been an employee of the Snoho- mish County P.U.D. for 21 years. Mr. Blair was a member of IBEW local 77 of Seattle and Eagles No. 2327 of Monroe. He is survived by his widow of the family home; three sons, James J of Ellensburg, Wash., Royal T. of Monroe, and Pastor Ter- rence A. Blair of Oregon City, Oregon; eight grand- children and three great- grandchildren. Inurnment in Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima followed family ser- vices at the Evenson Chapel in Ellensburg. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Faith Center A ssem bly of God Rev. R. Anderson, 794-8598 Corner Lewis & MacDougal Sun., 9:45-11 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Wed. Mid Week Service - Youth 7p.m.