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PAGE TWO Monroe Monitor. Thursday, August 2 i, 1958 THE monno ilrlonlTOR -o PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY EnTered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Oftice at Monroe. Washington, under th~ Act of March'3. 1.879. WARD BOWOE~ ....................................... ~ ....................... [...2 ....... Publisher HOWARD VOLANO ......................... :. ................................................ Editor Official Paper of Town of Monroe and Town of Skykomish Aug. 21, 1958 This or some earlier date appears on your address tag, you are thereby'notified that the time for your subscription was- paid, ha.s expired, and renewal is-solicited. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqua~mie Valleys, per year . ............. $3.00 Outside Monroe. Skykomish no: Snoqualmie Valleys, per year .... $3.50 RE-ELECT S0b BERNETHY • ...... State Representative ~iiii~iiSiiilz~i!!ii 39th "DISTRICT Who has served you• ~/ faithfully since 1938 I~/ ExperJ~_.nce Cotmts -- l~ Your Supp~ort WIll Be. d~srg~ne~t , Traffic Stopper Every so often I see little things that prove that" folks really are pretty wonderful! Take last Saturday. I was downtown when I saw a mid- rile-aged wohaan about to cross a busy Street. Just as she started, the light changed, and .she hurried back to the curb. But the big moving van that was first in?due long line of cars had not mooed. "You cross first," the driver of the van yelled. "But you're holding up traffic," the woman said. "Lady," replied thedriver wkn a goocl-natured wink, "let's just say you're so good looking you're stopping traffic!" From where I sit, something~ Hke that makes the "doer" and the "receiver" both feel mighty good.*It's like the friendly feel- ing you get when your hostess goes out Of her way to serve you boer--even though she doesn't drink it herself. That's pretty wonderful, too! -N-- ~ Copyr~I~ 19NI, Ua~ed Sm:,es-Br~s Fmmd~.o ? Y t f .- ,. • ,.. 7 o Wife- Saver Save her jangled nerves...jumping up and down.., running from room" to room. An extra phone in kitchen, bedroom 0r basemen can save hun- dreds of steps ,every day, Call ,our business office today and ask about an extension phone. Costs 0nly about a day. ADD A PENNY--ADDA COLOR.~ You can brighten your home with any of ten aCtrac-i tive pastel color telephone~for about Ic a day. t OLYMPIA The sad finiacial plight of the s.tate's eleven city transit systems will be given a thorough public airing in Olympia on Wednesday. September 24, whe~ a meeting of members of the transit subcom- mittee of the legislature's Joint Fact-Finding Committee on High- ways, of which Rep. Julia Butler I-Iansen of Cathlamet is chairman, will meet in Olympia with a large advisory group. Rep. Dan E.vana of Seattle is the subcommittee chairman. The bite as far as ~he legislativ,~ co~nmittee is'concerned.is the fact ,that the 1557 leg~latur~ exempted ,the systems from paymen£ of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax for two years. The exerhptior~ will expire next June unless reenacted.- Trouble is that while the ex- emption has been a palliative, it is not an adequate solution, The larger problem is that if any of the transit systems should fold due to bankruptcy, those cit- ies would be without mass trans- portation. The problem primarily is one for the cities concerned, but the state has gotten into it and wants to make it possible for the cities to pull" themselves dut of. the dilemma. The Inland Empire Automobile "Ass~ciatio~ :and the Spokane Chamber of Commerce both have gone on record against any ~ub- sidles from the motor vehicle fund, direct or indirect, and rec- ommend that legislative authori- ty should be granted the cities to help salve their own problems in as many different ways as pos- sible. This view is supported by several other cities and highway user groups. Another approach to the i~rob-% lem was recommended by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Municipal League of Seattle and King County, who have re- commended continuance for an- other two, years of the present fuel tax exemption, combined wi~h an immediate start on a trems- portaticn survey to be, conducted jointly by the City.of Seattle, King County and the Seattle Transit System, and the State of Wash- ington, to develop a comprehen- sive plan for the metropolitan area. They saythis could 'set a pattern for similar studies to be conducted in other •metropolitan areas of the state; A number of possible solutions have been. advanced. One of the most interesting is that transit as- sessment district could be formed by cities concerned, ~ery similar to a local improvement district. The boundarie~ of this district would coincide with transit serv- ice lines within the city, plus an area approximately four blocks • to either side, an annual assess- ment would be made or~ each property within this district, as a standby charge, to help either• in providing capital improvements - or covering deficit operation of the city. transit utility. In this field a general ~assessment could be made against property owners in the city to provide the capital improvements for a transit system enabling'~he- system ~o cover .op- erating expenses In any case, and whatever .is decided upon, the September meeting will attempt to come. down t.o cases on a recommenda- tien for a solution to the 1959 legis- lature. Liquor Board Changes The State Liquor Control Board last week announced some major and interesting ehange~: in its ad- ministrative set-up. The Board abolished the job of executive of- ficer, held by Art Gartont former Democratic State Chairman, and gave Gart