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PACsE T/O Monroe Monitor, Monroe, Wash., Sept. 22, |960 [1  the+ kW&apos;J THE mOnROE mOnITOR PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomish and Snoquamle Valleys, per yo-r . ............... $3.00 OuIde Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmle Valleys. per year .... $3.50 Official Paper of Town of Monroe and Town of Skykomlsh Address all mail to PC) Box 398, Monroe, Washington. Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office at .Monroe, Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1879. WARD BOWDEN ....................................................................... Publisher HOWARD VOLAND ............................................................ Editor UGN Giving Proves Worth Next Monday morning, September 26, this county's annual United Good Neighbors fund raising campaign will have its" official kick-off. UGN giving through the years has proven its worth here and elsewhere. Through its channels valleyites have brought to a partial halt the multiple and over-lapping fund drives which plague one and all. Ahhough folks are still hit by too many outstretched hands, UGN giving has, in theory and in practice, proven the United way is the only fair and realistic way to give. Your donations, when solicited, are the one sure way of reaching the many, many services and charities that do so much for the needy of our valley and county. We've Found An Ally... Now We Can By-Pass Snohomish Hallelujah! Now that the City of Snohomish has openly recog- nized that she is a "bottleneck" to the motoring public, we have an ally to second our motion to the State Department of Highways re- questing that that community be by-passed by the Stevens Pass High- way immediately if not sooner. Last week Snohomish's weekly newspaper declared: "Before our good name becomes completely tarnished in the eyes of the exasperated motorists trying to get through Sno- hornish and get home, me had better get on the ball and ask the hlgh,,ay department to do something about this situation." Fine! Splendid! Obviously there is only one logical solution to the 25 mile-per-hour creep and crawl situation prevalent in Snohomish: By-pass the ,community to the northward and relieve the only "bottle- neck" on the beautiful Stevens Pass Highway from Snohomish to Wenatchee. Let's all join hands and protect the "good name" of Snohomish! Monroeites, as well as up-canyon folks, have for many years con- damned the archaic Snohomish squeeze-box. The 25 mile-per-hour speed limit--strictly enforced--likewise has been an exasperation. Just ask the professional man that went across .the street, or that logging truck driver going into the hardware, or those two ladies getting into their car headed for the count seat. Snohomish's weekly described the Labor Day traffic like this: "TraHic headed for Seattle can be lined up bumper to bumper from the intersection (Second and Avenue D) back to the Evergreen State Fair grounds and, still, each one musl make its left turn--one by one--mhile a handful o/ north and south- bound automobiles blithely go their merry ray. What used to be a satisfactory arrangement of handling traffic at this corner is now completely inadequate for the lob--particularly on Sundays and holidays." Dear Bill Bugge: Inasmuch as Snohomish now confesses to being a "bottleneck"-- a charge we have leveled for many years--we call upon you as a friend, protector and confederate of the traveling motorist to give the Stevens Pass Highway through that community a thorough physical, then view the merits of by-passing Snohomish to the northward, a plan which we understand has been on your drawing boards for many years. Thank you for considering the sentiments of tw% weekly news- papers. Best regards, The Monroe Monitor W&SHIGTONI STATF BAR A$SOC].&IIO.U A LEAKY ROOF Mr. Landlord owned the build- ing he leased to Mr. Tenant for a year. The lease provided, that the landlord yeas o maintain the building wal+ls and rbef; the tenant was to maintain the interior. The roof went bad .and began to leak badly. The tenant demanded that the landlord fix the roof. The landlord procrastinated and delay- ed and the situation continued. The leaking became bad enough that the building became practi- cally unusable, although the ten- ant did, with considerable difficul- ty, continue to use the building. The tenant did not pay his rent for the time the roof was leak- ing badly nor did he ix the roof. The landlord sued far the rent and t.he tenant contended that he did not owe the rent because the building was unusable. Do you think the tenant owes any rent? The court, held thht he owed the rent since he did not give up possession af the building. He would have been entitled to be excused from the rent only if he gave up possession. He was entitled, however, to off- set *against the rent any damages he could prove, or for the cost of repairing ,the roof, had he done SO. If the tenant had repaired the roof vchen the l!andtord .refused to fix it, the tenant could have with- held paying any more rent until the unpaid rent equalled the cost df repairing the roof. But- the 'ten- ant could not keep possession of' the building and use it, and then contend no rent was due because the buj'lding was unusable. A TAXPAYER'S MISTAKE John bough a house in 1950. He recorded the deed to the property in the county :auditor's office im- mediately. + The next year the county treas- urer sent the real "estate tax state- ment to the former owner of the land, who threw : it away. John didn't pay any taxes that year. The same thing happened each year for the next five years. John got ,no tax statements and paid no taxes. In 1956 the-county sold John's property at a tax foreclosure sale. One day a man came to the door, introduced himself as Walter, and told John he would have to move out of the house as Walter owned it. John was furious, lie insisted, "You can't do this to me!" Do you think John is right? Does he own the house or does Walter? The answer is that John had bet- ter start looking for another pace to live. A land owner is presumed to know that if he does not pay the taxes on his land, he will lose the land for unpaid taxes. In this situation John knew he wasn't 1Saying the taxes n the land but he reasoned incorrectly that it wasn't his fault that the county treasurer didn' bill him for the taxes. John had the duty of seeing to it that the taxes were paid, and he cannot get his land back by blaming the county treas- urer. TOWN of MONROE NOTICE OF HEARING on proposed budget and estimate of revenues and expenditures for the year 1961. CURRENT EXPENSE FUND EXPEDITUI'ES Clerk Salary ........ $ 3,000.00 Clerk Ex. Operation _ 150.00 Clerk Cap. Outlay ... 150.00 Treasurer alary .... 1,200.00 Treasurer Op. Ex. 250.00 Treasurer Cap. Outlay 150.00 Attorney Salary ..... 1,200.00 Attorney Op. Ex ..... 300.00 Attorney Cap. Outlay ' 100.00 i Council Salary ...... 360.00 RECEIPTS Oash on Hand ....... $ 4,670.37 State Liquor Fund .. 11,000.00 Liquor Excise Tax .. 2,050.00 Liccases ............ 5,400.00 Police Court Fines .. 6,000.00 Franehi,ses .......... 4,000.00 Rentals ............. 1,000.00 'M. V. Excise Tax ... 4,500.00 Fire District ........ 2,523.47 10 Mill Levy ........ 14,198.16 2,837.05 ,' 4C+uncil Expense .... 500.00 ,'. v.ayor ............... 72.00 Mayor Expense ..... 250.00 Police Judge ........ 1,500.00 Police Judge Op. Ex. 100.00 Police Judge Cap. Out- lay .............. 200.00 Police Chief ......... 5,100.00 Police Chief 1st Asst. 4,800.00 Police Chi0f 2nd Asst. 4,500.00 + Office Expense ...... 50.00 Jail Expense ........ 150.00 Witness Fee ......... 100.00 Social Security ...... 400.00 Industrial has ........ 50.00 Bond ................ 50.00 , Equipmen ........... 50.00 Gasolifie ............. 1,000.00 'Misc. ear ,repairs ... 550.00 Telephone ........... 350.00 Uniforms ............ 250.00 F.B.I. School ........ 50.00 Radio Repairs ....... 50.00 Ammunition ......... 75.00 Special Extra Help .. 100.00 Police Assoc. dues .. 150.00 Fire Department Sal- ary, Chief ......... 360.00 embers 2,140.00 Gas and Oil ......... 175.00 Repairs ............ 500.00 Supplies .............. 500.00 Hose. ................. 500.00 Light and Power .... 175.00 Heat ............... 500.00 Phones .............. 180.00 Fire Ins ............. 170.00 Pension ............ 350.00 adlo ............... 100.00 Office Supplies ...... 100.00 Building Repairs .... 200.00 Truck Accumulative Fund ............ 2,500.00 Police Civil Service . 300.00 Health Officer ....... 360.00 Street Lighting ...... 4,000.00 Garbage Dump Salary 720.00 "Operation Damp .... 280.00 State Auditor ........ 550.00 Assoc. Wash. Cities . 125.00 Registration and Elec- tions ............. 100.00 Parks ............... 3,600.{D Publishing and Adver- tising ........... 400.00 Town ' Hall E:pense . 2,500.00 Fuel and Light ...... 1,500.00 Janitor Expense ..... 100.00 Civil Defense ........ 400.00 Pl.anning r Commission 300.00 Social Security ...... 1,200.00 State Medical ....... 200.00 Insurance ............ 600.00 Industrial Ins ........ 600.00 2 Mill levy Snohomish Co. Library Fund 2,837.05 Capital Outlay ...... 200.00 Engineer Salary ..... 1,200.00 Engineer 09. Ex .... 300.00 TOTAl, ....... $58,129.05 2 Mill Levy Library . TOTAL ..... $58,129.05 STREET DEPARTMENT FUND i A00rsnwhk--e+n* E++++ PLUMBIH6 received a tax statement for pro- Cash on Hand, Est...$ 2,124.43 Supt. Salary ......... $2,550.00 perty he owns has a duty to in- M.V. Gas Tax ...... 6,500.00 :social Security ...... ; 400.00 vestigate and find out why he is H__BAI_ '5 - not being billed for the taxes. Be- Justice Court Fines. 1,000.00 State WIedlcal Aid... 150.00 1( West  24- CE cause John failed to see to it that 3 Mill Levy ... ....... 4,255.57 Insurance (State) ... 300.00 l[ 4-11561 PYramid 4-293,,7 the taxes were paid on his land, he Labor ............... 4,500.00 ,, . lost the land for unpaid taxes. TOTAL ....... $13,880.00 Extra Labor .... i1 380.00 " -- ._ Equip., Expense RECEIPTS Cash on hand ....... $14,842.17. Collections ........... 38,000.00 Connections and et. 3,200.00 TO]PAL ...... $56,042.17 Repairs .......... 450.00 Capital Outlay (Truck) 3,000.00 Grader b]ades ....... 100.00 Sweeper brooms .... 450.00 Gas and Oil ......... 250.00 Rubber Circa .......... 500.00 "Street Signs ......... 250.1)0 Cement Pipe ........ 450.00 Asphalt .............. 150.00 TOTAL ....... $13,880.00 WATER DEPARTMENT FUND EXPENDITURES CoUector's Salary ...$1,500.00 Supt. Salary ........ 2,550.00 Asst. Supt ........... 4,500.00 Asst. Supt- ............ 4,500.00 Exva Help .......... 2,500.00 (lalorination ......... 1,300.0 Power and ping . 3,000.00 Supplies ............. 3,000.00 Equipment .......... 2,5OO.OO Gas and Oil ......... 600.00 Social See ........... 500.00 State Med. '. .......... 200.00 'Insurance ............. 500.00 Ofie Rent ......... 420.00 Aeeum. Reserve l- dptmn ........ 3,000.00 Principal ............ 4,00.00 ]hterest ............. 6,500.00 Billing Machine ..... 1,750.00 Improvement .and Ex- tension ............ 13,162.17 o00AL ...... : SEWERS AND SEWER DISPOSAL EXPENDITURES Sewer Collector ..... $1,260.00 Office Rent ......... 420.00 Postage and Supplies 800.00 Improvement and Ex- tension ........... 13,053.26 Bond Reserve ....... 2,400.00 State Med ........... 100.00 Social Sec ........... 200.00 Insurarce ........... 500.00 Principal ............ 5,000.00 Interest on bonds ... 5,350.00 Billing Machine ..... .1,750.00 Pl,ant OPerator ....... 3,900.00 CIorination ......... ,1,500.00 Plant Expense ...... 1,500.00 ? [ / ..:i$:s:i::.:':..::f.i:::2 ............ : . i i .......o ,:::]:: :::.::: :.'::,.' .: i::. ? i:i!:-: .:: .::ii:"  .>."i!:: ..i:. !: i :". i.!?..:i.:::: .:.:: ::i!::: :!i::!!iiiil : :,iiii::!i::i ::iiii::i::ii ::::::i!!::i i::i::i!i::+i? ]  Beach Bags Utility.Ba0000 w++o $2" NOW q" were $240000ow 66 Quick Draw McGraw nll-Puropse Bags u..o iliM I@ $ 88 $ 39 .,,e,e98C .o+69c +oro 3. 3 .. o,..=ON i O" VlrW MASTER V=l--trom$2.sO . onIy4LEFT : ' only HAd-PRICE wM ' NOW .,,"" THONGS gai, Jug $8.98 $6.49 I gal. Jug $5:98 $4;29 IIO. Chat $10.98 , $8;49 ' onlY b : Tr,-Valley Pharmacy,, Monroe Shopping Center ; PYram 4.M31 RECEIP'I Cash on Hand ....... $11,733.26 Coltleetions .......... 26,000.00 TOTAL ....... ,JS.. Letters To The Editor Seattle, Washington Sept. 19, ,1960 The Monroe Monitor, Monroe, Washington. Dear Sir: Please allow me to congratulate Ann Trout Blinks and The Monroe Monitor for your fine accounting of the Monroe Scho<rl Board meet- ing (Sept. 15 issue) in which my name appeared. t is refreshing and gratifying to review the facts as I recall them unstained by biased and prejudiced personal opinions but presented in true Journalism fashion. Neither the pros or the cons who debated the issue at hand were favored in the least by the "slant- GAME NIGHT T WACNER I COMMUNITY HALL I ls t - 3rd Saturdays 8.'30 p.m I hag" of the facts and all of your subscribers; all sincere voters; and all interested taxpayers are indeed fotmato .that an honest FREE press serves them well. Congratulations a g ,a i  a n d THANK YOU, Sincerely Yours, Robert D. Russell 1103 West 80th. St. Seattle 7, Washington Rubber Stamps Yes, we can supply 11 your needs. Honro, Honito, MONROE PYramid 4-25| 1 I 0 Stock Car Races Sunday, Sept. 25th NORTHWEST DIRT TRACK CHAHPIONSHIP Stock Cars & Hodified Stock Cars SKY VALLEY SPEEDWAY MONROE ADMISSION -- $1.00 Children Under 12 Accompanied by Parents -- FREE Students With Activity Cards -- 75c v i Elect.rio Heat I COSTS LESS Than You Think For a Room or Complete Home HEAT with SAFE --- QUICK --- EFFICIENT INSTALLED IN ONE DAY Financed $0. Iown --- Easy Terms For free est,mates call STARyour local elecmc contractor ( Immediate Service--rEfficient;)rson nel ) LO 8-2161 . + SNOHOMISH "Across From the PosfOff|ce" II I TOTAL ....... $37,733.26 NOTICE IS HERilBY GIVF_ that the Town Council of the Town of Monroe will hold hearings on the above proposed Budget in the Tow Hall Council Chamber at 8:00 o'clock p'.m. on the 3rd day of October, 1960. At that time all persons who so desire will be heard for or against, said proposed budget and estimate of revenue and expendi- tures for the year 1961 .and bhe Tax Levies proposed. C. C. CAMPBELL, Town Clerk Published September 22  29, 1960.