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NEWSSTANDS 10c PER COPY SIXTY-THIRD YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY. WASHINGTON--THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1962 Have you registered to vote? gust 4 for operating the plant 'To accommodate persons un- throughout 1961 without a lost- lime accident, able to register at City Hall dur- ing the regular working week Plant employees received two Mrs. Ann Francis will keep the safely awards in honor of the oc- casion, office open Saturday morning, The Charles Boettcher Safety August 11 'from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Award, named for the founder of Persons wishin to vote in the Ideal Cement Company, was pre- fall primar.;.es must register by sentcd 'by S. A. Gretencort, Gen- August 12. oral Production Manager from Denver, to Frank Baldwin, re- Kimi Hasagawa cently retired Plant Mana,ger.. The Portland Cement AssoCia- tion's award was presented by IS F00pected Charles Knight, P.C.A. represen- tatiCe rom ,Seattle. In presenting the Boettcher Next Week trophy, Gretencort congratulated not only the men cur their achieve- ment, but their wives as well. Plans are underway ,by mem- ."Sending your husband to work hers of Monroe Lions Club and in the proper frame of mind goes the 'Elllott "Munroe amily to meet a long way toward making 'him a '.-Miss Khni ttasagawa of Fukuya- sa'fe-corking, safe-thinking era- ma City, Hiroshima, Japan, who :ployee," he said. is expected to arrive next week A.W. Hooton, Regional Pro- at Seattle-Tacoma Airport on her duction Manager from Palo A'lto, way to Monroe as an exchange California, congratulated the era- student. ptoyees on their achievement in Miss Hasagatcca ,ill enmH as 1961, and urged them to strive to- a senior at 'Monroe high school. ward another award for 1963. The plant suffered a lost-time accident SEAFAIR QUEEN REIGNS AT ROYAL RACE: Mayor Ir- vin Faussett chats wlth Gall Reid, Queen of the Seas, at the Gold Cup Race on Lake Washington August5. Washington mayors were honored guests at the event. New Phone Book Features Pacific Northwest Friday Is Deadline To Enter Evergreen Fair Baby Contest Friday, August 10, is the dead- line for entering the Snohomish County Evergreen Fair baby con- test. NUMBER 28 A salute to the great Pacific Ideal Cement Company Registration School Directors Name Botesch Employees Are Honored AtiliesSUndaYof Ideal cementPlcnCcompany,s 1"'] 'Fr Primarieso. Architect For Building Project Nearly 300 employees and t[am- ,.,]OSS Ulay Tentative plans for addition to This will include a classroom, Grotto, Washington plant were honored at a picnic Saturday, Au- the ,,oo,oo ,,,, 00c.oo, n ra"oa" t;"omments in May of this year, making them daughter, Margaret, a senior at ineligible to receive an award for 1962. The new Plant Manager Robert L. Barker, served as master of ceremonies at the celebration. He introduced local guests, retirees of the cement plant and out-of- town guests. Guest of honor was recently retired plant manager, Frank Bldwin. In addition to the Grotto plant, Ideal has a plant at Spokane, and terminals in ,Seattle and Van- couver, Washington, plus 'facilities Entries in the contest have in- in Oregon, Cali2ornia, Montana, Northwest and a special .section Creased' considerabl althotih Utah Colorado, New Mexico No- ' " Y - b ' of current and hl,stormal informa- there are still few babies under raska, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkan- tion on communities of the north six months'of ageentel-ed in-.e" sas, Louisiant:'Ala, bama, Termes2 Sndhomish and King County areas, contest, Mrs. ' Jack K. MinOr, see, Flor'gda and: North Carolina. wi'll t)e amorg the featured items Monroe, chairman, said. in West Coast Telephone's new A king and queen will be nam-. 'r W- Girls Arrive AV ed in the one to six months :group, just as there will in the six to Valley General Hosp. eighteen months group, Mrs. Minor said. All our winners will Two girls arrived at Valley Gen- receive a savings ,bond from the eral Hospital last week. Snohomish County Evergreen Barabar Ann was born August Fair with ri']bons awarded the . 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Mc- runners up. Babies must be present at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 31, in the Youth Building at the Snohomish County Evergreen Fair 'for the contest Parents will ,be ,gratified to know that the Youth Building is large and comfortable a'fford- ing them the chance to be relax- ed with their babies before they are seen by the judges, reports 1962-63 Everett-and-vicinity direc- tory, scheduled for distribution to telephone customers next week. Of primary interest to- local residents will be the directory's State and Civic 'Section, which will dotal.1 the merits of the state as well  those of local areas. The Pacific Northwest theme will be set by a four-color cover design depicting the Washington Rhodo- dendron, the Oregon Grape and California Poppy -- oKicial 'flow- ers of the three states in which the telephone company operates. The cover desi' is to become stan- dard, thi s year and early next, for all areas served 'by West Coast. "ihe 336page book, largest ever published for the area, also will include a section of civil defense emergency instructions. Slightly more than half of all people in the United States have something wrong with their eyes. A.lister, of Snohomish. She weigh- ed in at 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Elizabeth Ann arrived on Au- gust 4, and is the daughter of Mr. :and Mrs. Walter Moberg, Dickinson Road. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Domestic Arts Mrs. 'Minor. . Fair Premium The deadline for mailing on- tries to the chairman is August 10. Entry is ,by way of a picture, with the baby's name, address, phone, birthdate, and parent's name written on the back of the picture or included on a separate sheet, r PER ANNUM Monroe high school. The two girls have een corresponding for some time. The Lion's Club is sponsoring the exchange student project. Gordon Elliot instigated the project locally. At Finlayson, chairman of the Lion's reception committee, said in addition to the airport welcome for Miss Hasagawa she Will be welcomed tpon arrival to Monroe. P. Cooley, general superintend- ent, of the Domestic Arts Divi- sion announces the theme for this year as "Evergreen :Showcase." Assisting Mrs. Cooley are Mrs. Thomas Clement of Everett who will have charge of the Jowers; "Mrs. Jake Reiner of Ionroe, Needlework. Mrs. Paul Laizure, Mom-oe, ,baked and canned goods; Mrs. Dale Barnett; Monroe, ruits and vegetables; and Mrs. H, Al- lison Porter, Monroe, arts, crafts and hobbies. All chairmen are taking entries for the various departments, cash prizes will be awarded. Entries are open to anyone, and will be made according to classification. A sweepstakes ribbon will be awarded. The Everett Art League coop- crates with the arts & crafts di- vision to make this one of the outstancling exhibits. A special "best-of-show" yeast ,baking award of $5 will be given for the best in the yeast breads division. U. & I. Sugar Company will give a ,first and second award in the canning and preserving di- vision also first and second in th baked goods. A specs1 prize will be given by the WoLfkill Feed and Fertili- zer Corp. of Monroe in the fruit and vegetgble division. There will be an opportunity to enter the exhibits on ,august 29 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the fair grounds. Frank Wagner elementary school were shown Monday night to members of the Monroe Board of Education by lhe Harry E. ]3o- tesch architect firm of Everett. Directors voted to enter into a contract with Botesch according to the ":School Board-Architect Contract" form to include new construction of .ive teaching sta- tions at the high school and four rooms at the Frank Wagner ele- mentary school. In addition Directors discussed plans for the coming bond elec- tion 'September 11. They adopted the proposition or school district improvement bonds inthe amount Of $232,000 to solve classroom shortages. Superintendent T h o m a s E. Marsden was asked to contact school principals and teachers for their ideas and written recom- mendations for plans for the new construction under discussion. The proposed plans for the ad- dition to the high school call for 6,775 square 'feet of building, 168 square ,feet of covered ,porch and 107 square feet of covered walk. She will live in the home of Mr. III and Mrs. Elliott Munroe and Bearcot Football Schedule Is Told Five home grimes hve been scheduled for the fall football sea- son the Monroe High School an- nounced this week and four games will be played off the home field. The seaso opener will be with Anacortes on the Monroe grid on Friday, September 14th. The com- pleted schedule: September 14..Anaeortes, here Kimi's father is a physician in Steffen Open House Monday now being paid on your savings four times per year language lab, leclure room, biol- ogy room for 24 students and rest room facilities. The elementary school plans call for 4,770 square feet of build- in,g, 320 square feet of covered walk This includes three typical school rooms and a room for handicapped program with an outdoor play area. Gordon Soma, agent of record for the district, was on hand to report on the district's insurance program. Director LanT Whiffield moved the district purchase $1,000 medi- cal insurance on all vehicles, $30,000 miscellaneous property damage and $500 premise medi- cal coverage. Marsden recommended t'h e board not accept this motion as the medical insurance and ,pre- mise medical coverage are ille- gal according to the attorney gen- eral's ruling. The motion failed and Soma was asked to get a ruling from the attorney general on this subject Next Whitfie]d moved the dis- trict buy $30,000 miscellaneous property damage insurance which motion carried. A motion to have the insurance agent have the Park Place school property' re-appraised and new valuation set was passed after directors were told the building hadn't oeen re-appraised for in- surance purposes in some time. Soma also told the board seven companies refused to insure the property because the building is vacant ,but he was able to renew the fire and extended coverage on the Park Place school proper- September 22 .... Nooksak, there ty some $232 per year. In addi- FEDERAL obstetrics. Her brother is one of' September 28 ..... Lynden, there tion there is a charge on the just runs out of steam. This may the five pereela% of the Japanese October.5 ........ Ooupevllle, h ea district's liability policy, not be the su .......... population y have :an opportu- October 12 Twin Oity he,re =he '1_.ard tir rmtenaems own nity for hig,r education. He is Oetolml. 19::_' Stevens'. he fi .alge its fault but due to action of the -a student at the University:of November  .... Concrete, here Labor Day to eptember 11 at 8 told the Board he had been told .,E , ....... ,,a, y, mea-o her whteh would have fallen :on : In further discussion Marsde'n Kyoto. ... November 11 ........ Sultan, there *,19 .,, ,.AHenJ fiee.P'm" in the superintendent's Of- tionthis feelingof the waSBoardnOt butdefinitecertainae" Da BuildersA i f MidWest; members ''gunning'' for him" He m rr ve rom - oske00 Set Up Shop In Sultan Location "More than 125 persons attend- e d open house last Monday hon- oring the Albert and Don 'steffen families of Rt. 1 who are among tho 13 finalists competing for the title of the Daily Family of the year 1962 in Washington. Hosts for the event were mem- bers Of the Snohomish County Dairy Federation and the Snoho- mish County Dairy Wives. The state judging committee was on hand during the open house wlch included various con- Books Are Out tests such as guessing weight of a cow with prizes Of dairy pro- ducts and refreshments. The Premium books for the George Stocker of Snohomish Snohomish County Evergreen was master Of ceremonies. Dar- Fair have been sent to the many rel Rieci is president of the Coun- potential exhibitors, Mrs. Percy ty Dairy Federation. Controlled Deer Hunt Application Must Be Made By September 7 On Administrative School Problems Monroe school superintendent Thomas E. Marsden appears to be in trot/ble with his Board. This came out in the open at the meeting of the Board Of Educa- tion held in the school offices Monday. evening when Director Larry Whitfield stated, in effect, that in an unoffieia,1 meeting the Board decided perhaps the super- intendent should seek another job. The action came when the Board gathered unofficially to name Jack Minor spokesman to the 'Snohomish County Reorgani- zation Committee special meeting and to discuss administration problems. Whitfield added BOard members did not appreciate the 'fact the superintendent had sought out in- dividual mere, bets to discuss this action. Marsden told the Board he was not aware this was action of the Board and went to individual members 'because this was the way such matters had been handled previously. He added he was always open to suggestion about his work. Minor said one thing discussed was the need for 'improvement of school public relations. He added this is difficult to pinpoint but none-the-less school public rela- tions need improvement. Whifield pointed out tint in a small district a superintendent Now is the time for hunters to apply for the 1962 controlled deer hunts, the State Game Depart- ment reminded recently. Various game management un- its throughout the state will have controlled hunt seasons, with a total of 19,900 permits to be issued for the entire" state. These hunts allow one deer of either sex to be taken in the designated area 'by those with permits. Permits are awarded through ptblic drawings, and the aPllica- tions for these permits must be sent in to the Game Department offices not later than 4:30 p.m. ',September 7. The application form for the controlled hunts is attached to the 1962 deer tag, available tfrom all local hunting and fishing license dealers. Dealers .also have the hunting pamphlet which outlines areas and the numbers of permits to be awarded in each unit. Former Resident Is Buried ! n Lynden A former Monroe and Sultan area resident, Herman Boersema of Lynden, died Monday, July 30. Funeral service were held in the kqecond Christian Reformed Church of Lynden Saturday with burial in Lynden Cemetery. Manager A. S. J. Steele of Public Utility District No. I of Snohomish County announces the arrival of the AI Johmon Con- struction Company dt the job site for the construction of Dam No. 1, Contract No. 3 of the Sultan River Project. The Johnson field office is presently located at 516Main Street in Sultan, Washing- ton. P. O. Box 158, telephone SYcamore 3-3032. The construction to ,be perform- based on their total earnings ne- ed by A1 Johnson Construction cording lo a survey ,by Engineer- Company 'includes  dam with ing News Record. diversion and spillway tunnels This firm is represented in Sut- which when completed will pro- vide additional water storage for tan by a team of seasoned con- the City of Everett ,and Snohomish struction men beaded by Harry County. Principal features in- D. ,Evans, project manager. Ev- elude 486,000 cubic yards era- ans is an engineering graduate of .bankment material to form a dam about 190 feet high, concrete lined spillway tunnel 34 .eet in diameter and 656 eet in length, a diversion tunnel 20 'feet in dia- meter ,and 450 long, an access shaft 9 ,feet in diameter and 169 feet high, a onerete lined valve chamber, a morning glory spill- way 80 feet in diameter, a valve control building, and the nstdlla- tion of owner-furnished water re- lease facilities. Contract price for the work is $4,897,695. The A1 Johnson Construction Company is well experienced in this "field of work having con- structed major ater develop- ment projects throughout the country. Included in their com- pIeted projects are Fort Gibson Dam on the Grand River near Muskogee, Olr3ahoma. a $15,300,- 000 project for the U. S. Army Engineers completed in 1950; the intake structure for the Fort Ran- dall Dam on the Missouri River at Piekstown, South Dakota, an- other job the Corps of Engineers contracted at $12,623,675, and completed in. 1953; Cherry Creek Dam hydro works twelve miles southeast of Denver, Colorado, contract of $1,875,000, completed in 1949, also ,for the Corps Of Engineers; Toropto Dam on the Verdigras River near Toronto, Kansas, a $4,835,000 project com- pleted in 1960 for the Army En- gineers; hilhowee hydroelectric project on the Little Tennessee River at Blout, Tennessee for Tapaco, Inc. f Pittsburgh, a con- tract amount of $4,229,400. The Johnson Company v,as among the top sixty-five contrac- tors in the United States for 1961, Tulane University and a register- ed professional engineer. His ex- perience includes such work as ,general superintendent and pro- ject manager :for the Berini Cor- poration on the Robert Moses power plant at Mesena, New York, charges against him and was t01d there were none. Marsden is presently employed as Superintendent of the district on a two-year contract granted him last spring. The contract will expire in July, 1964. one of the world's largest. He also supervised construction of the Jim Woodruff Dam ,and pow- erhouse in Florida. :Evans will be ably assisted by Richard W. Anderson, pI)ject en- gineer, and Wayne F. Erooks, of- fice manager, lah o these men have extensive experience rec- ords. Anderson v.'a office engi- neer on Capt. AnC=v:y Mcldahl Dam, a $20,000,000 project of the Corps of En.inee:. rok..s re- cenl experience was as office manager on a large breakwater ,:,evelopment for Inland Steel Company at Gary, Indiana. This Dam is part of State 1 of llc Sultan River Project and is scheduled for compleiion the pring of 1965. HE BUILDS .... Harry Evans is the projecf manager for the A1 Johnson Construction Company which won the contract to build the $5,000,000 first phase of the Sultan Basin hydro-electric-water stor- age project. Assisting Evans in their Sultan office is Richard Ander- son, project engineer and Wayne Brooks, office manager for the big Minneapolis construction firm. SHOP It It It Monroe -- I Shoppin00 Center