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l I l I .NEWSSTANDS 10c PER COPY SIXTY'FIRST YEAR TH[00 monlto[00 mon.ITOR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTONTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1960 NUMBER 34 X LOTS OF NEW MERCHANDISEmYOU BET!---Coast-to- Coast Stores, now celebrating its grand opening in its new home at the northwest comer of Main and Lewis Streets, didn't just move down the street with their old lay-out, but loaded their new home with cases of spankin' new merchandise, as the shot above attests. All in all, 800 cases of new merchandise will augment existing and new lines being introduced by the partnership firm of George Kopper and A! Finlayson. Coast- to.Coast Stores' Grand opening got underway today, and will continue through Saturday with many special "free" features due for presentation Saturday only. County Talks Millions C0ast-To- Coast Stores Opens For Building Program In New Location, GO Is Sat00 00rday The county taxpayers' cost of the proposed project would ,be $2,236.700. while All-Burton funds (teral taxpayers' money) would contri- bute the reaining $145,300. Plans, s announced by com.m- stoners, call for a six-story build- mg and a long-range construction program. The structure--to be lo- card on the present courthouse site in-the 300 block of Wetmore Avenue, Everett--would contain a new county jfil, space `for county departments and vrovide for of- street parking, thi '! the first phase of the program. * Once the building is completed 'Rhree other phases are being con- sidereal when and if the need for A two and one-quarter million dollar plus building program was revealed by Snohomish County Commissioners yesterday. Ho tax- payers are going to finance the $2,382,000 outlay was a question not aiweld. Commissioners Willard Wyatt, Monroe, and Sam Kraetz,.Arling- ton, said financing of the project lasn't been finalized yet, so re- verted the county seat daily. Hospital Bond Plan Readied For Electorate The principal item of business to come before the Tuesday evening meeting of the Skykomish Valley Hospital Commission was prepara- tion of material to submit to the citizens .of the valley regarding the need for r the proposed $385,000 bend issue to be-voted upon November 8. more space and acilities are deem- The fi''m of FGt,r & Marshall, ed essential. As a second step the plans call finan0"l consultants to the hospi- for the extension of the building to, .tal cdstrict are preparing material the east. adding about a third more fc,".presentation on the financial space. If still more oom is need- ctufg of the district as relat,.d to ed yet another multi-story building /(he needs of the area [or hospital will be constructed on the southern facilities: A meeting with the m'chitects at the hospital was set for October 4 and the next meeting o,  the com- mission will be on the same eve- ning at 7 p.m. The comnussioners voted to ad- vance their meeting twne from eight p.m. to seven p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays. The Octo- ber 4th meeting will be partly de- voted to a public hearing on their proposed budget for 1961. All members were present for the Tuesday meeting. Civic Music Assoc. Memberships Are Now Available In Monroe ,Season memberships for the Ev- eret Civic 'Music Association are now ,available in Monroe from Mrs. Gene Ernster, PYramid 4-4373, or Mrs. btanley E. Blink, PYramid Five ,attraefiem wi be present ed dur:ng the association's 29th Coast-To Coast Stores grand opening this weekend heralding its move into the new Main and Lewis Street location marks the store's third move in the past I0 years an!'a  increase of more than 9,000 square feet in floor ace. " .... Doors of the spacious new senti- Lions Offering House Numerial Service for Mail As a community service, Mon- roe Lions club this week is offer- ing residents of Monroe and Park Place the sale and inst.allation of house numerals. This, according to Lion member Norm Wolfe, is in order to facilitate house-to-house nd mounted carrier mail delivery service in Monroe and Park Place. Lions will charge a reasonable ee for both the numerals and-or instllation. At no charge th,.z will ascertain' the correct street and house number for .'both Monroe and Park Place residents desiring the service. (Continued on page 8) self-service store opened today, Thursday, but special "Grand Open- ing" features Saturday will include door prizes, batlons for the kiddies, gifts for the ladies and the men and 1free coffee, donuts or cookies. Owners George Kopper and A1 Finlayson have been partners since January, 195,1 Kopper h a v i n g bought into the business from Ed Cole in 1949. The store officially f- filiated with the Coast-To-Coast Stores in Dcember. 1957. Originally the store boasted 25 by 60 feet or 1.500 square feet of floor space. The new location af- fords 10,560 square feet of floor space or an ,area 96 by I10 feet to accomanodate a greatly increased inventory and dart.meat layout. For your shopping convenience the re-modeled and re-decorated store will be laid out in nine de pahnents--sporting ,goods, auto motive, hardware, housewes. paints, electrical, plumbing, appli- ances and toys. Alricjht, Youse Guys, Put Up! Mayor Unhappy Over Judging Ot Century 21 Beauty Contest Mayors of cities of the 1,500 to 5,000 population class winning Century 21 beautification contest awards today were faced with another challenge. Monroe's Mayor Robert H. Follis---doggone near irate over judging results---yesterday offered to bet the mayors of Buckhy, Poulsbo, Soap Lake and Fircrest $50.00 that Monroe has accomplish ed more towards beautification than their communities. Buckiey took top honors m the 1,500 to 5,000"class, with Poutbo "------ ......  coming in second, Soap Lake in third and Fircrest earning an hon- To Whom.., orable mention. Prelim Town Budget Dips For '61, CouncilmenCall_Hearing For Oct. 3 is apparently many of you.-the Flag urrently being displayed on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America in the Monroe Monitor window is proper, according to United States of America flag John "Red" potocaljust ask ernon, big chief of the Boy Scouts hereabouts. Petitions Urge Recreational Use Of PP School Petitions urging the Monroe Board of Education to reconsider its proposed sale of the defunct Park Place school *and grounds hit the streets here Tuesday. They wore placed in circulation by Liviv Ottini, Park Place, one of the proponents of saving the school for recreational facilities. Obtini said that the instruments could be signed in several Monroe business houses, including the Park Place Grocery, and that they would be presented to school officials some time prior to September 30. Sapternber 30 is the date when di- rectors will take under considera- tion bids on the defunct institution. This is the way the petitions read: "We, the undersigned residents of school district No. 402, respect- fully petition the Monroe Board of Education to reconsider the pro- posed sale of the Pm:k Place school and grounds, and ork toward a solution whereby the above facili- ties can be tWpt as a recreational area for the community." Sportsmen Note WSR Sewage Control Effort porn of the courthouse block. Final stage of construction would be the lengthening Of that building toward Rockefeller Avenue. Architects, employed ,by the coun- ty, figured the new outlay should suffice for the next ten years. The proposed structm would house the courty cornrrn,i.oners, public Imalth district, sheriffs de- partnmat, superintendent of schools, cotmt engineers, plan r,.n.con- mission, purchasing aepartmenc, jusiee courts, and a fo,rth ier court. The commissioners i ndcated the plans are only preliminary and still subject to sutial changes. (lost of the building itseI.f is esti- mated at $1,32,000. Ja installa- tion is set at $2.$4,300 with a jail kitchen to cost an additiormi $25, 500. Lahovatory equipment would add age, which woula nave a e p y Of 80 cars, is estimated to cost washington State Refom-atory's current efforts towards cleaning up its sewage disposal setup is to the liking of the Monroe Pod-&'Gun club..Local sportsmen made it a matter of record here Monday that they are in complete ccord with the state's' preliminary efforts to tie-in with the Town of Monroe's sewage disposal system. Sportsmen also noteck that along the Skykomish River tributary it retm'ins only for the Town of Sultan to adopt some recognized, legal method of sewage disposal. In other business, Rod & Gun club membCrs agreed to investi- gate possible public maintenance, through Snohomish County road dis- trict No. 3 ,of 4.3,miles of the Lake Fontal Road. The road as .it Stands today is owned by several large timber companies, the state, "and a private individual, but is open to travel to the .general public. The road leads to Lake Hannah and Fontal, both of which have public access areas ,for fishing and are stocked by the State Department of Game. Sportsmen expressed interest in ,possible maintenance of the one- lane thoroughfare inasmuch as it is in general use by fishermen and campers. The bulk Of the meeting was de- voted to a report from club presi- dent J. D. Warren on-the quarterly meeting of .the Washington State Sports Council held last weekend in Everett. $134500. Commissioners are con- aidoHng spending $30.000 for ira- (Continued oax page 5) (Yhc comrlc',e 1961 preliminary budgel for the Ton 'o/ Monroe n, ill be found on page trvo. Editor) Adoption of Monroe's 1961 preliminary budget of $165,784.48 was the first order of business of councilmen meeting last week in regu- lar session. In the same breath, councilmen also gave notice that a public hearing would be held October 3 on the proposed receipts and ex- penditures in '61. By comparis0n, the current budg- e is $171.236.54. This year's budget was entranced $7.500.00 by virtue of ottC'a'e r mtnre00:c's the state attorney general recover- ing in full 'from he Monroe Branch of the First National Banz o[ Ev- n tUun" U In KrtU'lO01- erett funds misappropriated by a formet town clerk. Thus the lower budget figure for .*1.. F ' Here is a brief run-down of the- or : sons prelifffinary budget sub-ttais as compared with those of'60: The current expense `fund pro- (Hunting prospects for the gen- posed is [or the expenditure of era] season which opens October $58,129.05 as compared to $54,299.43 9 have been compiled by the State this year; .the street deparmmnb Department o Game. Space limi- fund is somewh, at less with a $13,- rations prohibit printing the en- 880.00 planned expenditure in "6 tire document; however, it can as compared to the $1,4tt ]5 cur- be seen at Monroe Hardware & rent outlay; the fire department Sporting Goods. Following is a accumulaiTe fund, in the current, report on those areas of greatest budget at $2,000.00, has bee-a delet- interest to valley hunters.--Edi- ed from the '61 p'oposal" tim wa- for) ter department fund is down `from DISTRICT 2 the current figure of $58,000.00 to (Grant. Adams, Frnklip, part of $56,042 17; and the sewers and Douglas and Benton counties) sewer disposal tuad is doa to This region contains the Colum- $37,733.26 in the preliminary budg- bia Basin Irrigation Project which et as compared to $42,625.96 `for the has a ot to do with the fact that current year. upland birds provide a big share It is of interest, to note a,.',:ord- of the hunting here. The wintex ing to Assocmioe of Washington carry-over of birds was good and Cities' bae.m No. 215. that state tbe hatch was well up over last aid monies in ali inst.nces to this. year's. Deer prospects are good, municipaliby and others is np sub- and rabbits are np over last year. stantially. The MV (motor vchicle) D]E'l--this district had a good gas tax per cap,::t figure is up to kill in 1959 and prospects are for $4.01 as compared to $3.82 current- just as good a season this year. ly; the state liquor fund per capita Areas where most deer will be `figure has e:imoed from $4.64 to taken are in northern Grant county $4.80; the iquor excise tax raise ad Douglas. Expeations `for is `from $1.58 to $'.72; and he MV southern sections in 'iFanklin and excise tax per capitu hike--the Adams counties are about like last large Of the four--is up from $1.78 year. tO $2.63. PHF_ASANTS -- excellent winter Thus, on the basis of those carry-ever of adult birds promised figures, total stat.e aid monies per a bumper crop of birds, but a 10- capita will climb in 1961 to $13.18 as day spell of cold, wet weather in compared to $11.82 for the current late May hurt production. Good year', weather which ollowed resulted in The hearing on the proposed an increased crop of birds, patti- . budget will convene at 8 p.m. Men- cularly in the irrigated areas Es- day, October 3, in the town coun- cpe coer is abundant...field'c6rn cil chambers. At that time a! m- acreage ineresed over 1959. Hunt- terested persons may_ apl:ifoters are most suceesseul when corn or agmnst ,any proposed rev' or is harvested early in the season-- expense, including tax levies pro, and this is one reason that the posed, second opening, on November 19, may provide better hunting. If standing corn is abundant, however, T hip Sudy a low percentage of birds may be uor " available to the hunters, as was the, H OH d situation last year. In this district.. our ere Grant county provides most bu'ds, High St d having the second highest county U ents kill in the state last year. Part of Adams and Franklin counties also Through the voluntary services of. have many birds and offer less faculty members the Monroe high crowded hunting conditions. school student body is being ,afford- CHUKe situation is ton- ed a weekly tutorship-study period, siderably improved over 1959. Some Each Monday rom 7 to 9 p.m. the . of the better hunt areas include the hish school library is being opened breaks of the Snake river in Frank- and staffed by' the regular faculty. fin county, breaks of the Coluinbia Principal Cliff Iillies heralds in Franklin and Gran counties, and the weekly session  an opportuni- the Saddle mountains, Beezley ty for students ,to work in `favor- hills and lower Grand Coulee in ,able surroundings blessed with the Grant county. ready services of educators. He DISTRICT 4 commended faculty members `for (Kittitas, Yakima and eastern making themselves available for Benton counties) the ,added chore. ' ]ospects `for deer, elk and bear The program, insofar as he are'excellent this year. Rabbits knows, is unique in the Northwest, are abundant and upland birds and will 'be conducted upon an ex. generally increased over last year. (Continued on Page 4 (Continued mr-page :5) Third Holler Dollar Series To Start Next Monday |' May ConceM! . "I'll bet the mayor of any one U.G N D iv of those communities $50.00 that r e To whom it may concern---hat Ionroo would come out tops if we used three impartial hndseape on- glneers for,judges," the mayor de cl,arod. "I'm not at all happy with the Century 21 beautification contest results. To the best of my knowl- edge the judges never even visited ,this community after they set upon Monroe's United Good Neighbor drive will open on Monday, Octo- ber 3, under co-chairmansbAp of C.. C. Devers and John Vernon. season with Rise Stevens, concert, (Continued on page 5) -- -: Here you go again "Holler Dollar" fans. That's right, a second holler dollar series worth a total of' $266.00 will get underway here next Monday morning, thanks to the following participating" firms: Schrag & Meeds Shell service, Wheeler Radio & Appliance, Cum- mings Brothers Department Store, -to-Coast Stores (mriy Western Supply), Monroe Hard- Kicks Off Oct, 3 Variety Store, arry's Food Store and Irvings Market, Saum's Shoe Halls, us many morths ago to get the ball rolling here in the county," Follis went on. The mayor then went on to com- mend the garden clubs and the women of this cocnunEy for their energetic work toward community beautification. He .likewise lauded the. town council for allocating funds `for such undertakings. Winners in the statewide beau- tification contest were aunounced last Friday ,at whida time Josepl E. Gandy, exposition president, an- nounced that "Beauty is its own reward--there are no losers in this!" Obviously, Monroe's mayor wasn't about to buy his summary of the contest. Elsevehere in the state here's the decision of judges: In the group for cities of more than 50,000 popafion, Tacaum cap- tured an uncorLtested `first place. (Continued a page. 5) With co-operation of the public the drive will be completed in two weks. Team captains nmd for the UGN drive hare are Harold 2eank -. planted in one of the particilting hanser, O. L. Morse, Burr Main and firms next Monday morni--will merabors of the Kiwaniannes. ,be worth $28.00. If the bill/is, not unearthed by Wednesday ,noon it wilt drop in value by onedmlf: remaining so until 6 p.m. next Saturday evening, October 1. ,If not `form. d by that time, the ec- end bill:to be planted Octobo' 3-- will jump in value by $14.0ff,' and so on `for' subsequent wee. This new holler dollar seres will run for the next 18 weeks. For .the most part there is little change in the conte rules, ex- cepting that the non, hers of the hmky bills will be posted begin- ning at noon of the Monday ef ech week in seven of the pa.i. cipting `firms. , -Othorwise, obet rules will re- Sportsmen Ask Industry Cleanup Full-s0ale eanup of astes be- (or equal), such `facilities to be in ed, "the catch limit, for trout on all dmltpel state vvCtem by the 'p-d" IIIL industry .became a and  te. Wasbingzon b-me  Coundl meeting in Ew aret:'tst weekend. Delegates to the council's quarterly session call- ed upon the State Pollution Control Oonmission to: --Require all pulp and paper mills to provide recovery of setta- ble waste solids within three years, and, Require sulfite pulp mills, and similar operators, to immediately file ra positive p)an ". :. for the ingtallatiou of recovery facilities lakes be set at 15 fish per day or seven and one-h,a pounds and one `fish. state sportsmen also adopted a resolution calling `for an end to in- terstat.e and-or interstate shipment of steelhead trout other than ex- ceptions approved by the game de- partment. The council also condemned the State Department of Conservation and Development [or intervening in support of a license to build the .proposed Nez Perce Dam. operation within three years... " The council resolution was in- spired in part by a commission re- .lease of August 22, reported J. D. Warren, president of .the Monroe Rod & Gun dub who cted as this area's official delegate .to the con- clave. In other business, Warren report- ed, the council elected to ask the State Game Commission to change the catch lin.t on lowland lakes to ten fish or seven and one-half pounds and one fish on lowland lakes until the opening date or high lakes. At that time, they ask- main virtually the same, nd are as follows: 1. New dollar bill will be spent each Monday morning with one of the participating Monroe mer- cers. Serial mnnber of that dol- lar will be posted Monday noon in stos of "sponsoring merchmR'. Find that debar before noon Wed, nesday, present it to the sponsor- ing and non-participating mer. jact total.  found after Wednes- The Mmroe Branch of the First day noon you receive half of jack- National Bank o Everett, Milady's pot Each week's dolhr is void Frock Shop, Wolfkill Feed & Fer- ,after 6 p.m. Saturday. tilizer Cempany, V. &W Variety 2"No phone calls to sponsoring Store, Smith Cleaners and Tri merchants, You must visit store to Valley Pharmacy. cy Serial nundr. Purchase "not The iniffal holier dollar--.t be/require. S, $!4.@ will-be added each week to Jackpot: 4. Store personnel of participat- ing and mmpartipating mer dmnt not eligible for jackpot. 5. Check names of next week's "sponsoring recreants" listed be- low and visit these stores early `for. }aekp0t. 6. SHOP IN MONROE. Check ser- ial numbers of your dollar bills ,and enjoy this rewarding game. Next week's sponsors will be Schrag & Meeds Shell Service. Monroe Hardware & Sportin Goods, Wheeler Radio & Appli- ance, Coast-to-Coast Stores, Larry's Food Store and Irving's larket, Milady's Frock Shop and Morse Variety Store.