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Page Two,. Monitor, Monroe, WA., August 4, 1977 ill PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe, Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1898. MEMBER L Association - Founded 1885 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Skykomish, Snohomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, $7.50 per year. Outside the valleys, $8.50 per year. Legal and Official Newspaper of the City of Monroe, Town of Skykomish, Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 3, King County Fire Protection District No. 50, Public Hospital Dis- trier No. 1, Monroe School District No. 103, Highland Water District, and Skykomish School District No. 404. Address all mail to Post Office Box No. 399, Monroe, Washington 98272. Editor & Publisher ............ Howard Voland Office Manager ........... Althea Hendrickson News Editor .................. John K. Wiley Sultan Phones to Switch Early Sunday Morning A fire of undetermined origin gutted a storage shed at the Wolfkill Feed and Fertilizer Co. in the Monroe Shopping Center late Saturday night, that caused an as yet undetermined amount of damage, according to Monroe Fire Chief Jim Crawford. Cause of the fire is listed as "suspicious circumstances" and is under investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshall, according to Crawford. The metal and wood building was heavily involved when three Monroe Fire Department trucks and 23 men responded to the 11:15 p.m. blaze, Crawford said. The fire was extinguished after about 2 hours, he said. Crawford said the flames fed on records stored in a loft and on sacks of fertilizer being stored in the shed. Structural damage was sustained by wooden beams in the roof area, he said. No estimate of d~mages was available. One unit from the Snohomish Fire Department stood by on mutual assistance. In other fire department calls, the chief reported: July 29, 5:25 p.m.--Aid call to motorcycle accident on Chain Lake Rd. Patient was transported to Valley General Hospital in Monroe Aid vehicle. July 30, 11:15 p.m.--Wolfkill fire. July 31, 7:30 p.m.--Aid call to injury accident on Wagner Rd. Patient transported to Valley General Hospital by Valley I Ambulance. July 31, 10 a.m.--Spot fire at scene of earlier Wolfkill blaze extinguished. O' |O General Telephone's new Sultan Central office will be cut into service at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, August 7, after 10 years of planning, 14 months of construction and testing, and an expenditure of approximately $1.2 million, according to Bill Miller, Everett district manager for the company. General Telephone began planning for the new office in 1967 when growth in the area indicated that the expansion capabilities of the current office were being exhausted. Land for the new building was purchased six years ago in anticipation of the new office and construction began in late 1976. The new structure, located at 118 Stevens Street in Sultan contains 1200 lines and 1800 numbers with a capability of expanding to 4000 lines to meet future growth. The old office could accommodate only 900 lines and numbers. Although the new office is considerably larger and has room for future expansion, the major difference between the old and the new are service features, according to Miller. "We can now provide automatic number Identification (ANI) on long distance direct dialed calls for all one party customers," Miller said. "Automatic number identification will provide faster long distance capabilities and reduce the possibility of toll error," Miller said. Customers will also be able to change residences within the service area of the new Sultan central office and still keep the same telephone number. Touch calling will be provided as a service option. In addition, all customers with a 793 prefix will be able to dial "911" for emergency services. The office is equipped with a time-out feature which prevents the tying up of central office lifies due to excessive (Continued from page 1) qualified engineering estimate before sending the plat request to the council. The councilman said he felt the planning commission "felt they had no alternatives but to approve (the preliminary plat" and by so doing, "left a lot of questions unanswered." Planning Commission Chairman Dr. Robert Wilcox was unavailable for comment following Wednesday's meeting. Monroe Municipal Codes call for all preliminary plat reports to be reviewed by the city engineer, but since the city has no full-time engineer, a private engineer will be hired to make a recommendation to the council. Council action on the preliminary plat request was deferred to the Aug. 24 meeting. aft Impact Statement Issued for Gold Bar Site The Snohomish County Planning Department has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the second major phase of the Gold Bar Nature Trails private camping club located two miles east of the Town of Gold Bar. Before the county is a request to rezone the subject prop- erty from "Rural Use" to "Forestry and Recreation." If approved, a conditional use permit would be requested as necessary to legally establish the campground. The second major phase adds 600 units to the previously existing 660 units. The Draft EIS may be reviewed or purchased for $1.50, at the County Planning Department on the fourth floor of the County Administration Building, in Everett; additional delays in dialing or because receivers are left off the hook. copies are available through the Sno-lsle Regional and "ff a delay occurs before dialing has began, a recording Everett Public Libraries. Written comments to be assessed will advise the culler that the call cannot be completed," when preparing the Final EIS must be submitted f'o the Miller said. "ff a delay occurs during dialing, a fast busy signal will be heard. In both instances the caller need only hang up and dial again." The new equipment will require some changes in customer dialing procedures, too. When dialin~ a local number, customers must dial all seven digits of the number. Customers calling a party line member must dial the entire number of the person they are calling. A recording will come on the line instructing the customer that they have dialed a party on your line. "The customer placing the cull should hang up, walt a moment and then pick up the receiver. The party-line Snohomish County Planning Department, c/o County ministration Building, Everett, Washington, 98201, by Sep- tember 2, 1977. FmHA Offers Drought Relief Rural areas that have suffered substantial losses and hard- ships due to a diminished water supply caused by abnormal drought conditions may be eligible for loans and grants from Farmers Home Administration (FmHA). It has been determined that Snohomish County is eligible for Federal Assistance. The loans and grants are part of a program of special customer will be on the line," Miller explained. Federal Assistance to drought-stricken areas announced SULTAN FIRE--A blaze at the Ford Mill lumber yard north of Sultan darkened the skies above the Skykomish Valley Tuesday afternoon with dense smoke. Cause of the fire, and amount of damage inflicted, had not been determined by press time. Sultan Fire Chief Bruce Lorentzen said the first alarm sounded at about 3 p.m. and the flames were under control in about two hours. Crews from Gold Bar, Monroe and the Department of Natural Resources gave assistance to the Sultan department. Mop up operations continued well into the afternoon. II are Washington and Oregon counties containing National Forests lands are expected to share more than $97 million in receipts from National Forest earnings in fiscal year 1977, according to estimates by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of ~ ,i~'clture. RegionaJ F.:..~.,J: R.E. Worthington said 31 Oregon counties and 2"/ Washington counties will receive their shares of receipts from the sale and use of products and services from National Forests about December 1. A predicted $1.2 million in revenues are expected by Snohomish County. The money is 25 per cent of the revenue the Forest Service estimates it will collect from the sale of timber and from grazing, recreation, minerals, and other land-use charges during the current fiscal year (October 1, 1976 to October 1, 1977). By law, 25 per cent of those receipts are returned to Meeds Draws Plan For Youth Employment An amendment to allow Washington state berry growers to employ children under the age of 12 will be introduced by Congressman Lloyd Meeds. The amendment empowers the Secretary of Labor to grant a waiver to the 1974 Fair Labor Standards law, which pro- hibits the hiring of children under 12 for any work except newspaper delivery. The amendment, according to Meeds, is narrowly drawn. It applies only to those areas traditionally employing large numbers of children to hand harvest berries, beans, and other crops. In those areas young people have always worked voluntarily aqd with parental permission, Meeds said. Under Meeds' amendment, the Secretary of Labor cannot grant a waiver to employ those, under 12 unless the work is states and, in turn, the counties where the lands are located to be used for public schools and roads. Payments will be based on actual receipts collected and, thus, may vary from the estimates. The National Forest Management Act of 1976 requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide the states advance estimates of revenues, for use in planning local budgets. Attendance average of 20,000 for the past three years proves that people love our... Grand Old Country Fair! Featuring a real, old-time threshing bee with a giant steam tractor and antique farm equipment. Pioneer Village with operating blacksmith shop. The 1977/78 telephone directory is being delivered during recently by President Carter, according to the County harmless to the health of workers, and unless there exists a OVER 3,500 EXHIBITS the first week in August. lt will become effective on August Suoervisor, FmHA, Lake Stevens. FmHA is a rural credit tradition of employing children under 12 for hand Competitionforribbonsandpremiumsinfour 7 with the cutover of the new office. , , service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. harvesting. For the waiver to be granted, machinery may livestock buildings and indoor exhibit halls An open house toy Sultan customers is tentatively oeing The special FmHA loans and grants may be made to not be used for harvesting, wages must be paid on a piece planned for early fall. eligible'applicants in Federally-des-ignited drought disaster rate basis, and work may be performed only during non- ,. "~" I0P tN?tRlralNMtNr areas when needed to provide an adequate water supply to school hours from June 1 to September 15. ~ i " dilL' Disneyland b • those communities faced with severe problems as a result of In a letter seeking support for the amendment from other ~ "~:~ ~ Puppet-maker llg~l I The Monroe Monitor or Sultan Valley News, the drought conditions. . . members of Congress, Meeds indicated, his strong support ~ i,:i~, ) ~ J dim lm~/ I and Sultan Valley News Eastgate, Sultan Wash Assistance may be provided for the construction, enlarge- for laws restricting child labor, saying none of us wish to ~ .rt GAMetE ] welcome letters from 98294 For nubllcation' ment, extension, or improvement of water facilities to return to the abuses of the 1930's". readers for their "Let letters must" 1 ' improve drought caused problems This assistance may Fear of returning to those abuses, especially by organized ~ ~ AlE will delight ~iall - be s gned . " " " " " " I~, 'nmlb~I young & old ~/ I ters to the Edito - an bear the writer s r" col d , include, but would not be hmxted to deepening existing labor and the industrial Northeast, is acknowledged by ~. ~ all 3daysI~lr/ I ~. Letters should be address and telephone wells, drilling new wells, developing a new water source or Meeds as a major obstacle in gathering support for the [ brief (no more than 250 number for verification extending water supply lines to other water sources, measure. He was encouraged, however, by strong support ST/IN I wordsV trued and dou- nuruoses Letters should The deadline for applications and certification of eligibility from areas where a tradition of hand harvesting exists. ~ BOll[SON | [ hie Sl~ae~, ff possible, be ~ubmi'tted the Friday is September 30, 1977. Projects must be completed by ~ p~,~l TV star I Mall them to Monroe before the week of tnten. November 30, 1977. ~ ~ ' "~ - Sunday .....m...m....~ [ Monitor, 113 W. Main, ded publication. To apply for the special water system loans and grants, * HORSE SHOWS 3 I)AYS | Monroe, Wash., 98272 , and for information about this and other FmHA programs, All that we are is the result of our everyday thoughts; they !. ,, contact the County Supervisor at Frontier Village, Lake are the building blocks with which we construct our lives. ~. Horses and ponies show and perform Stevens, 334-5001. ~ Friday b Saturday; "Western Games" Sunday ""'""'"'"'"'"'"' I l' * '""°""'" : =l Don Borer Through downtown Stanwood at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 6 . ~,,0,,,,,~ :,.~. ._o-- _.- / . .~uup./,w,-ere--~~s---, . QUEEN CORONATION • .... ... .itnevrole[ oz ronua’ • CONVALESCENT AcU ties oJ continue8 their J ,~ Saturday night, followed by big variety show "The Entertainers" music and comedy troupe : y Calendar.[ CLEARANCE SALE I . CEN ER . / Annual Rate Annual Yield - -6AMESFORKIDS • 1355 W. Mum Monroe on __._ ._ ,, ln .1/0/- Passbook Accounts / 3 days of old-time "Grease Pole Climbs", bubble , , ol 771ffontiac/ .t .-77521319 | [ hlAy(~ Earnday-intoday-out. 1~/_~/ YN [ ~ blowing,"NickeI-DimeScrambles"&pieeafing I" Daily I Monday I Tuesday on 2 dr.. stick shift, radio, __ i | ..... .o minimum ba,anoe " .... / ~ * COLORFUL ART WALK Speech_ClassJ ..... J .. el heater, bucket seats *3637" I I 320/_ 90-Day Passbook Accounts ~ ~[~0/_ / ~' Featuring over S0 ot the Northwest's tinest artists -- Current EventsI t~esiaemt.ouncil I uingo .11 . i ~ ~ 74/0 No minimum balanee, l[Jt°~]70 [ t and crafters showing & selling their wares • Exercise Class ] " | BeautyShop I ~ ~T WW , t/ t-.t.~^~e--ne • .,~ Reality Orientation J J Ceramics •l l ova vta[emmc= l Ul o1~ I ( ~-1/~0/_ 1 to 2 Year CertificatesO1 0/_ [ ,~ I J oJ Bright yellow, P.B., P.S., I ~ CARNIVAL OPENS " I 07270 ,l,000minimurn. ~*O1 70 ] ~ BiIIWoIfson's ; "Wednesda Thursda •1 radio; small V-8, • I 0 2,h to 3 Year Certificates / . • I ~- I ~'=, -i • rally wheels, auto *4598" I 6 ~ $1,000 minimum. 708 ~ ~ TNU~S0~ N|GNI',~ J ~. "Thursday is "$2 NIGHT" ~~ Crafts I Bible Reading I Cooking Hour~| • I / /"'/1/Iql/ 4 Year Certificates ~~/ / it Ride all you want for only $2 ~j~~ • Beauty Shop I Senior Center | Happy Hour --1 ~ ~l~-~v-~*~A , ~ ~IIAORA 1 --Bowlin- n Sewin- n BeautyShop "| -" 'uaa~v~u'~ T, ~ v.... ' [ "~/2v,/0$1'000 minimum' '.~.~ '0 v [; ~1~ S rides tor only $1 --~ Moviess' I " I on Bucket seats, AM rodno, _ _ I (Offer limited) ~ • Friday is "KID'S DAY" ~~ ~' '_ ' .I wheel rings, body side '3~80m I : Illlrnadllaadlnlh. ] Saturday Sunday • • J •l moldongs, flrethorn paont | / Savings insured to S40,000. ] 7th Day Adventist J Worship •l ~ At - ~ ...Z£. ..... ,--.------.-__......, Ik,~ Worshnp m o| l I /tmtl~ wagon ', " ~ --.~ozoo44 | / Federal regulations require that certificate funds | ][ I Stanwood-Camano Fair! I , ! [ withdrawn before maturity earn the passbook [ .z I FROM I-5, I --Special Events-- oI AM radio, roar seat ! [ rate less 90 days' interest. [ ~[ I take Stanwood-Camano Is. Exit 212. ! August 6, Sea/air Parade ~1~ speaker, wheel rings I I Go west just 3'/~ miles I • A.~.s, 20,~.*~.~e."~ •1 ''=" "- n | EVERETT FEDERAL / ~'Irll Turn south, on~halft°64thAvenueN'W'mile to fairgrounds, II / s~v~Gs ~NO -O~. ~SSOC,~T,O. / August Evergreen'O . s.,.... . .I . o ,,,-o~ J l ~::~.m .m~.~u.~ ~i l Come to the countr, Aunst 6.?! l Come to the ,ountry ilupst 6.?! Fair / EVERETT. Downtown.Madison.Silver Lake / :~ ---.;=--.- -j ~-~~_I._~__LL_e• • • • • • • • • • • • • ]1218 W. Prancer Wa~ Oak Harbor I 1