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PAGE TWO -o_ PUBLISHED&apos;- EVERY THURSDAY Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Monroe Monitor, Monroe, Wash.. Aug. 9, 1962 Home Freezing, 00lonro00 00onito00 Canning Adds To State Foods SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, per year $3.00 Outside Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valleys. $3.50 Official Paper of Town of Monroe and Town of Skykomish Address all mail to PO Box 398, Monroe, Washington. Ward Bowden ....................................................... Publisher Howard Voland ....................................................... Editor OLYMPIA ROUND-UP 'Legislators who are members of the interim committee, which must recommend to the 1963 Le- gislature what it should do about the problem, and recommend a long range solution, authorized their Chairman, Sen. Nat Wash- ington, of Ephrata to negotiate with a competent engineering firm of Porter, Urqtthart Mc- Creary & O'Brien, headed the study of the :feasibility of a cross- ound bridge 'between Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula prior to the 1959 Legislative session. He is cur- rently studying 'easibilfty of a Fletcher Bay bridge to connect the Kitsap Peninsula with Bain- bridge Island for the State Toll Bridge Authority. He has made a previous comprehensive study of the entire :ferry operations. Traffic Safety Moving ahead in the ,ield of legislation intended to bring about greater traffic safety, the Legis- lature's interim committee in its session at Hazel Dell accepted and approved three of a number of recommendations made recently by an advisory committee of citi- zens which has been studying the sety problem. The legislators will recommend to the 1963 Legislature that the state push a program for driver training in lgh schools and pro- vide means of financing it. They will recommend that Washington enter an interstate compact on driver licensing and exchange in formation on convictions of driv- ers while operating their vehicles in other states. They will enter a vehicle safety compact with other states, bringing about great- er uniformity Of the requirements for safety equipment on vehicles. A nunber of other recommen- dations are under study by the legislators, and some, if not all of them, will be incorporated in the interim committee's recom- mendations for safety legislation in the 1963 session. The interim committee's subcommittee on Tra.fic Safety is headed by ;sen. A1 Henry, of White Salmon. Traffic Deatha According to the last report we received, 50 persons died in July in traffic accidents raising Wash- ington's 1962 highway death toll to 328. During the comparable period in 1961 in July the state recorded 34 traffic deaths that raised last year's total to 266 fa- talities. Recognized is that there is a far greater volume of traffic on the highways of the state in 1962, due to the World's Fair and a record tourist year But the at- titude of legislators on the inter- im committee is to make no ex- cuses and gloss over nothing where deaths, injuries and ec- onomic losses are so high. The econoznic loss resulting from high- way accidents of all types 'in the state in 1961, before the World's Fair, was estimated in excess of $92,000,000. Tacoma Nrrows Tolls One of the brightest develop- ments in toll financing is the way the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is paying off its obligations. Gov. Rosellini announced the other day that another $740,000 worth of Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge rev- enue bonds will probably be re- tired Sept. 1. Rosellini said he had asked the Toll Bridge Au- thority to take the necessary steps for the bond redemption, which would reduce the out- standing bonds on the bridge to $3,900,000. The governor said it is estimated that an additional $650,000 worth of :bonds on the bridge will be redeemed about March 1, 1963. We have heard here and there envious talk .about how .nice it would be to just keep the tolls on the Narrows Bridge ater the bonds are paid off, 'and apply the revenue to cure the ills of the ,limping ferry system. We doubt that this could be done legally. Also we are certain that the explosion which would occur were this attempted would be so violent politically that it would not be accomplished. We were told when in Bremer, ton recently that while hal a mil- lion people cross monthly from the Kitsap Peninsula to the minland by various routes, in- cluding 'ferries, more than half a million Kitsap residents use the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Some prefer it to a ferry try, even when bound for Seattle. Olynia...It becomes more evident as each day passes that one of the toughest problems be- fore the interim Joint Fact-Find- ing Committee on Highways, Streets al Bridges of the Legis- lature, and the 1963 legislative session is what to do about cross- sound trarLsportation. .The acts are that revenues of the ferry system, combined with what is coming into the coffers from the tolls on the Hood Canal Bridge, are insufficient to meet debt service on the $38,000,000 in bonds being carried by the ferry system and also meet operating costs, Equipment has deterio rat- ed and the ferry management says it needs $3.7,500,000 with which to build five new modern :ferries to maintain efficient serv- ice on its routes. We attended meetings of the Joint Fact-Finding Ommttee a ew days ago in Hazel Dell, just north of Vancouver, and in Bre- merton, where the problem was discussed at lengi There seems to be a general ,agreement that bridging Of the 'Sound wi]:l 'be the -ultimate solution, but it cannot :he ccomplished in a jiffy, even were finances no problem. There also is difference of viewpoint on where the bridges should be plac- ed. Motor Vehicle Fund for Ferries Proposed in a" resolution by the Bremerton Char of Commerce is that until complete cross-Sound bridging is effected, the commu- nity have [erry service equal to or ,better than competing routes in the area. The Bremerton Cham- ber of Commerce went on record favoring a legislative enactment declaring that state-owned ferries and toil ridges are parts of the higlvay system, and, ,as such, are entitled to a fair share Of' the state's VIotor Vehicle Fund revenues $or their financial sup- port. Mintenanco Oosts of Ferry Terminals and Docks The Bremerton Charrber re- quests the 1963 Legislature to pass ,an act providing for the payment of operation and main- tenance costs of the state ferry system's terminals and docks rom the proceeds of the Motor Vehicle Fund. It also requests passage of an act providing or the payment of maintenance and operation costs of state-operated toll bridges Srom the proceeds of the Moior Vehicle Fund. Another Bridge Recommended The KiLsap County Good Roads .ssxc.iation says the state must eventually build a bridge to the east side of Puget Sound con- necting Kilsap and King Counties :in a manner similar to connec- tion at present of Kitsap and Pmrce Counues by means of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Meanwhile anything done is a partial solution only, and the grotLp sa,vs it recognizes that more erries are not a good solu- tioga. Mear'hile, however, the group stxggests that the state find money with which to purchase nanx)w .beam and high speed boats for use as commuter boats on the Bremerton run, providing one half hour service to Seattle for walk-on passengers. The Kitsap County Good Roads Association opposes the  reimposi- tion Of tolls on the Agate Pass Bridge, as has been suggested by some, to provide unds to build a bridge at Brownsville cormecting Kitsap Peninsula with Bail#bridge Island. Ferry Records Kequested Representin a divergent view, and that of one area of Eastern Washington, Sen. W. C. Raugust asked why it would not be a good idea to provide new boats or a 'high speed service between Seat- tie and Winslow on Bairridge Iland, and transport Kitsap Pen- insula commuters to Bremerton and other points by bus. Elimina- ted would be direct erry service between Bremerton and Seattle. Sen Raugust asked for prepar- ation of figures showing [ares paid on the :ferries when the state took over the erry system from Puget Sound Navigation CO., and tolls as Of today, a similar com- partson of operating costs, and a statement of all subsidies provid- ed for the Ierries since they were purchased by the state. These igures will be presented to the Legislative interim committee when it meets in Behlingham on Aug, 29. This is the season of the year when the thousands of twban and rural home gardeners are har- vesting their [ruits and vege- tables Ifor resh consumption and for preservation by canning and :freezing. According to Joe Dwyer, State Director of Agriculture, this lmme-grown produce makes .a significant contribution to the Iood supply of Washington. With the many home reezers in use today, ew people realize that the refrigerated locker in- dustry plays an important part in the economical preservation and storage of food products. Dwyer pointed out that there are 505 re- frigerated locker establishments in Washington, and while this is a sizeable reduction ,from the 693 in operation 10 years ago, those now in business have 188,066 in- dividual units available or rental with a capacity Of over 1,500,000 ctbic feet of cold storage space. Locker establishments vary in size from 12 to 1700 individual units. wyer further pointed out that many of the locker operators offer such services ,as meat pro- cessing, cutting and wrapping. Many also have facilities ,avail- ,able for the patron to process his own foods. The majority of the lockers ,are operated in eonnec- tion with other businesses, usual- ly retail grocery stores .and meat markets. However, joint business- es include, among others, a bar- ber shop, a rest home, laundro- mats, a tavern and even a State liquor store. To insure adequate tempera- ture control for food storage, each locker plant is equipped with re- cording thermometers which maintain a contintlal record of .temperatures whithin the locker rooms. Inspectors of the Depart- ment's Dairy and Food Division routinely inspect all locker estab- lishments 'for compliance with legal temperature and sanitation standards. Personal Income A prediction by RObert E. Rose, director of Commerce and Econ- omic Development, is that per- sonal income in the State of Wash- ington will show an increase of nearly a billion dollars this year over 1960. He said this represents an increase Of slightly more than 7 percent annually for the last two years. Translated into pur- chasing power, he said this rise in personal income represents a tremendous pressure for increas- ed business activity generally. Initiative 211 While it is no surprise, Victor A. Meyers, secretary Of state, said that a check of more than 13,000 signatures in support of Initiative 211, the measure to re- district the Legislature, shows that the initiative is virtually cer- tain to be on the November gen- eral election ballot. He said only 6% percent of the signatures has been rejected. He said sponsors in turning in 146,386 signatures could suffer a 33 percent loss and still have the 97,260 bona ide, un- duplicated signatures of register- ed voters to qualify the initiative for the ballot. Extended School Year Louis Bruno, state superintend- ent of public instruction, says 11 school districts have urged that the 1963 Legislature approve state support or an extended school year. Bruno said the group indi- cated that a longer school year would make possible fuller use of teachers and school buildings. They have proposed authorizing state support for additional days of instruction on a voluntary ba- sis. State support now is provid- ed for only the 180 days of the regular school year, ,but 41 dis- triets have lengthened their year by Offering extra classes in sum- mer school programs on a tui- tion basis. Bruno said he hopes the Legislature will s u p p o r t some plan for extending the year, with the cost possibly shared by parents, the school district and the state. The state superintend- ent said that school districts sup- porting a longer year are Seattle, Spokane, Shoreline, Highline, Puy- allup, Bellevue, University Place, Peninsula, Dupont-Fort Lewis, Clover Park and Richland. FOR OUTDOORSMEN A ew kind of lghtweight food, product of a new process caed reezexying, is avi,able o black-packers and other ood-tot- ing sportsmen this season. These foods reta aout one4 the origha'al weight, keep without re- frigeration,  when ehydvated and cooked, the flavors re cos- er to fresh than those of earned goods. All m'e sinvple :to prepare, says a report  the August "m- set" .magazine, ,but they are stiff pretty exensive [or everyday fare on short trips. Pork chops or steak can mean unaccustomed luxury ,to a camper or angler on the ,lt nght out, so the "un- set" report Will be f interest o al outdoorsmen. Hy Ted Kesting In the United 'States there is not a man, woman, or child above the age of 3 who has ,not heard of cooking with aluminum foil, says John Jabson, Camping Edi- tor of Sports Afield lIagazine. It is exceedingly popular! It is an easy way to cook, the food is de- lightful and a bit different, and, when using ,foist, you can nearly eliminate dishwashing. It lends itself to practically any variety of 'grub -- red meat, fish, :fowl and vegetables. When the meal is cooked, a person can, if he likes, unfold the aluminum into a dish and, when he is finished eat- ing, the foil is easily disposable. Afield, perhaps the ,best source of heat is a good big ire burned down to ,glowing coals. It is then customary to scoop a hole in the embers and, with a green stick or some such tool, bury the items to be cooked. Prepare your vegetables exact- ly as you wish them served and eaten. Example : diced carrots and peas. The peas should be shelled, the carrots scraped and diced or sliced, and the whole Washed just before wrapping. If you like, it doesn't hurt a thing to add a small amount of water for steam, a dab of butter and seasoning. Corn on the cob, whole, baked potatoes and yams require little fpreparation, other than washing. The list is interminable, but the thing is ... raw food should be prepared, generally, just as you'd do at home for baking or roasting, grilling or steaming, Allow a generous square of foil 'for each delicacy, so that when it is folded once over the od, there is sufficient material on the three open sides for you to make three or [our tightly pressed crimps. A .lot of astute cooks then wrap the package a,gin, revers- ing the open sides, again with plenty of folding and crimping. This double layer makes the pack- age a veritable pressure cooker, sealing in the heat, the steam, the flavor and the aroma. About the amount of cooking time required, fixes vary in heat, as do coals and the depth to which each individual ,buries the :food. The weight and mass of food will make a 'difference- let along the type. For a rule-of- thumb guide, though, average- sized .baked potatacs usually take 20 to 30 minutes.. We then can reasonably assume that cooking with :foil is a bit 'faster then or- dinary methods. Quickly learning the knack is not difficult at all, provided one has a working know- ledge of cookery in general. qour drm00m kilcl00n is 00L.1.ggfflE @ This summer, join the switch to cool cooking with" a modern ELECTRIC range  the range that helps to keep your kitchen cooler Electric surface units apy heat directly to the cooking: utensil .. and your electric oven is tightly insulated fo keep heat in. "rat's why electric cooking helps keep you and your kitchen cooler on hot summer days. See your local electric dealer today about a modern electric range  another way to llve better, electrically. PUBLIC UTILITY DIST. No. 1 of Snohomish County Board of Commissioners PERfY M. BLACK, Pres. -- WILLIAM B. BERRY, Vice Pres. -- TOM QUAST, Secy'/ I Ill =__..::" ........................... YOUR DEALER'S GOT AUGUST BUYS . i .............. ON NEW CHEVROLETS    :: ....... ..:::.:.:i:i::2.:../.., : " "" " <"'":':" ....... <"' l , i ;:Jiiiii}i;i;'! :  ::;!  .... !- ..... :: m .......  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