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NEWSSTANDS 10c PER COPY THE mOHROE I!IOItlTQR SIXTY-FIRST YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON--THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, !960 NUMBER 38 One 0f These Misses Will Reign Over 'Cat Homecoming..,. Have You Joined The Valley Poll ? Enhanced by the freshman dass, no less Jaan four attractive Monroe high school students will vie for the 1960 Bearcat homecoming festival. ,They are, left to right, Carol Knox, fresh- man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Knox, Rt. 2, Monroe; Judy Brock, representing the sophomore class, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sherman, Sultan; Kathy Nasman, junior class representative, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nasman, Rt. 2 , Monroe; and Julie Engstrom, senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Engstrom, also of Rt. 2, Monroe. Formal crown- ing of the homecoming queen will be staged during ceremonies next Friday evening vhen coach Jerry Ramey's Bearcats meet the Twin City Cardinals. Game time is 8 p.m. Great Year For Hunters Indicated, State Support For Rooter Busses Western Wash. Kill May Be Largest Wdl Be Sought By School Board Monroe Board of Education will submit a petition to the State Hunting results to date indicate that 1960 may be a banner year for sportsmen. Burton Lauckhart of the State Dept. of Game reported today that, "Deer hunting success has exceeded expectations in most of the state and is below predictions in only a few areas. One of the most encouraging features, says Lauckhart, has been the excellent kill of bucks taken in western Washington in spite of the heavy cover that still persists in the deer ranges," With the advent of frost and fall storms, the leaves and ferns will come down and make for better hunt- ing conditions in the latter part of this season. This season's kill undoubtedly will be one of the largest deer kills DonH Clarke ever .taken in western Washington. Hunt.ing in Klickitat cotmty has also bebn outstanding and the kill am" e--ces nla"e u throughout the mule deer ranges on the east slope of the Cascades has Wed esdayn 00een ,.o in 00vora00 Here ye*s. Pheasant hunting h'as shown much improvement over Qast year Funeral services were held yes- terday afternoon for Don H. Clarke, prominent Monroe businessman, who pie;sad mvay suddenly ast Sturday while attending the Uni- versity of Washington-UCLA foo- ball game in Seattle. ert tallowed in he Bay View Ceme- tery, Be]lingham. Mr. Clarke, 48, was born April 29, 1912, in Lynden. He was raised in Bellingham where he graduated from 'that community's Whatcom high school.  attended Western Waslmtgton College of Education, then entered business in Belling- ham. In 1936 he became affiliated with the Shell Oil Company. Nine years ago he came to Mon- roe, ssuming the Shell Oil dis- tributorship under his name. Active in school ,affairs, Mr. Clarke ed the Monroe School Dis- and as anticipated, the Columbia Basin and Yakima valley are pro- riding the largest, kills. Waterfowl numbers were surpris- ingly good in the Columbia Basin but some of the other duck hunting areas were dorn in hunting suc- cezs. Fall storms will help ,to move mote ducks Srom the north and should improve hunting in Washing- ton. "The Game Commission has pro- vided very generous seasons to al- low for larger game harvests and more healthful hunting recreation," Lauckhart. reminds. Weekend field reports from .De- partment personnel show that game harvests continue to ,be good. Fine weather conditions exist over the entire state. Seattle District Extreme hunting pressure was found in the North Bend area of trier Advisory Board in that pc- King county where 3,347 hunters riod prior to. nd including 'the building program which brought a were checked. They had taken 44 new grade school and an ,addition to the intermediate school to the community. His church affiliation here was with the Congregational. He was a member of that church's board of trustees or the past two years, holding the chairmanship ,at the time of his death. He was a member of the Ki- wmis club of Monroe, the Everett YachL club and ,the Bellingham Elks. Mr. Clarke is survived by his widow, Laura, one daughter, Val- era, one son, Don Jr., .aR t the family ,home, Park Place; three brothers, Arthur M., Leslie and Ted Clarke, all of Bellingham; and (Continued on page 6) WSR Gives 300 /0 To UGN Drive deer, 19 .grouse and 1 bear. Sammamish county checks re- ported 9 deer for 198 hunters and 7 pheasants taken by 20 hunters. Across the sound 173 hUnters had 13 deer. Northeentral Counties Light hunting pressure and warm dry weather was present in the OkanoganChelan areas during the past week. In the tipper Methow 75 hunters were checked with 12 deer. In other Okanogan areas 1387 hunters checked had taken 156 deer, 100 pheasants, 36 chukars, 70 quail, g hurls, 129 grouse, 4 sharp- tail grouSe, 3 geese, 28 ducks and 1 bear. Chehn county field checks re- ported 270 hunters with 30 deer, 4 grouse and 1 bear. Sixty-six bird hunters were checked with 27 phea- sants, 18 huns and 9 chukars. Northwest Cotmties Hunters in western Washington made good kills following an exeel- ent opening. Game Department (Continued on Page 7)' ,Ken Schilaty, east county divi- sion chak-man far the current United Good Neighbor campaign had reason to cougratulate one of his workers during the UGN report luncheon last-Friday. Howard Petorson reportedthree hundred per cent giving from em- ployees of the Monroe Reformatory which is the highest record to daSe for Reformatory employees. "This indeed ;is a fine record of giving from the employees but also a fine record of their interest in community service," Schilaty stressed. With the [awards dismer sl,-:l for Tueoday October 25, all workers bre urged o carry out ,all of their contacts ,as quickly ,as possible. "East County has ,a real respon- sibility in meeting their UGN quota as throughout this area many of the UGN agencies give heavy serv- ice to our people. Without these Services there would be much suf- fering and there wotfld be no plan. ned programs such as Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Grls or our youth," SChaty at ou. Boy Scout Scrap Drive Nets $290' More than $290 xtas made by Mon- roe. Boy Scout oops competing for a 50-star United States flag Which went. to Jim Crawford's troop 27 for turning the most scrap metal into rdoney. Crawford's boys made $120.96 for the scrap metal they collected rand won the flag. Joe Quaranto's troop 7 turned in the most scrap for the highest price but their last oad of scrap came in after the cdntest dead- line. This troop received a fish- ing rod. Third place award of beans went to Evert Carlson's troop 390. The scrap drive and award pre, sectarians were made by the Cas- cade Aerie of Eagles No: 2327, Mom'oe, as part of that organiza- tlon's itepped up youth program. School Directors meeting December 1-2 in Seattle asking that body's continued support of state legislatiDn legalizing use of school buses foe transporting student rooters. Local directors plan to attend the meeting. Directors meeting last Thursday granted authority o Supt. Thomas E. Marsden to obtain available federal aid funds for Monroe under the National Defense Act. The diS- trict is eligible for about $600 as- sistance on counseling, guidance ,and testing and for :approximately $1,500 for the science, math and foreign anguage program. Direc- tors approved plans for two foreign language practice booths to be in- stalled in the library if the budget will allow. Bids on purchase of a new saw for the industrial ,arts shop were received mad the low bid from Systi-Ma.ic Was racCeed. The board also voted to renew its contract with Sn0homish Coun- ty Health Dist.rict at $1.50 per stu- dent plus cost of inocula.tions for health care 'this school year. Kenneth Oezotell was named ,a school bus driver ,and Clyde Holmes was named high school custodian by directors. Holmes replaces ,Henry Bengston who died ecently. Membership in two organions was approved. The high school will retain membership in the Washing- ton Activity Association at no cost to the school district and in the Northwest Associ, ation of Secondary and Higher Shcools a a east to the school district of $12 per year. Demo headquarters to have candidates Saturday, 12 to 1 Voters of the Skykomish Valley will have an opportunity to meet and talk to Congression,al candi- dates Payson Paterson, State Sen.a- tar William Gissherg and State Represen,tative Robert Bernethy Saturday noon when they will be at the Monroe Democratic head- quarters from 12 until 1 p.m., am nounced Lee Kirby who is in clarge of the local headquarters. Coffee and cookies will be served during the afternoon and voters are invited to visit the headquar- ters for voter information mater- ial, and to meet the candidates who appear there from time to time, Kirby added. Sewer Ord. Ammendment Viewed Again Second reading to a proposed ordinance amending Ordinance No. 333 -- which sets forth regu- ,lations regarding Monroe's sew- age disposal system, including ees- was ,approved by Monroe Town Council last week. An earlier move to pass the amendment was blocked by coun- cilman Carl Garey who claimed he did not understand the amend- ment .and urged councilmen to wait two weeks until such time as town attorney Joseph H. Smith cou,ld be in attendance. (Smith is recovering from surgery.) Councilman George Butler had instigated the move to adopt the amendment, with a second from councilman Harry Miller. It was at this point Garey objected. Still earlier, Butler had moved, then withdrawn, the establishment of a $3 sewage disposal fee for those properties attached to a re- cently completed grid Tstem in northeast Monroe. General Hospital Bondlssue Talk By Board Skykomish Valley Hospital Com- missioners met Tuesday evening and spent much of their time dis- cussing the $385,000 bond "issue which they have placed on the bal- lot for public .approval at the No- vember 8 General: Election. The board ac. ledged the as- sistance hab thedhave received in getting voter information to the electorate, and they have received donations of money from interest- ed groups and individuals which will enable them to print ,a qour page folder describing the need for the bonds .and how the money de- rived from the sale will be used. The brochure will contain in addi- tion t.o a general statement of th commission's fiscal policies, other voter information about aspects of the hospital ,and its operation that are little known ,by e public gen- erally. The bond issue is planned as a general oligatlon .type. of security which is salable at low interest rates since it .is secured by all the property in the district. The bonds will be retired from the finmaci, al resources of the dis- trict. This means that money will be :available for bond retirement and" interest from the operating profits of the hospital, from" a one mill tax ,levy which the district is .allowed under the forty .mill pro- visions of the law, and such other millage ,as may be needed from year to year to complete payments of principal and interest.. This lat- ter millage is uthorized by the voters when they approve the bond issue. The cam_mission is very reluc- ta .to estimate how much "extra" mirage will be necessary except to say that it will be held to a minimum eensistant with good i- nancial praices. Others estimating the millage re- quired, feel that since the one mill regular levy will finance .a twenty year bond issue of about $125,000, then an :amount equal to the yield of three mills should take care of the. proposed $385,000 issue. The full three n'fills .would 'then not be necessary beyond the first year since the hospital is expected to make a profit and end the year with  surplus which would 'be ap- plied to the district's debt. ' "It is known that over the past 10 years of the hospital's operation that the operators have paid the county beut $10,000 per year in rent .and this amount would be three thousand dollars more than 'the annual yield of a one mill levy. This :amount, it could be msumed, would reduce the three mills by 1 1/3 mills, to 1 2/3 mills, jtt 2/3 of a mill in excess levy. Additional operating surpluses could be expected- following the completion if the program of im- provements, the commissioners point out, since ,additional facifities will be made available ,to the pub- lic. As a matter of policy the beard has set out in their brochure that all operating surpluses will be used for debt retirement, except or the accumulation of a modest contin- gency reserve to take cam of emergencies which might arise. (Coatiuned oa page 7) If Not, You Can Still Do So Today have you cast your ballot in the K,e.nnedy - Nixon - Andrews- Rosellini Skykomish Valley poll? If not, you have until 5 p.m. next Monday evening, October 24, to have your say in ,the walley straw ballot for the coming November 8 presidential and gubernatorial races. The ballots -- one for Morn and one for Pop -- were carried in your October 13 edit.ion of the Morn'ca Monitor. All you have to do to take part is mark your bal- lot and submit stone either in per- son or by mail to the Monroe Mon- itor. Your ballot will be secret and confidential -- so signing your name isn't necessary. The results will be tallied for the October 27 Monitor...so be- come a part of the poll today and let's see if we can find out what wg are going to say November 8. Council Explores ,, 0000rther WSR Sewer Hookup Town of Monroe's overtures for a sewage disposal tie-in with the Washington State Reformato- ry came in for further exploration when town council met here last week. Upshot of a lengthy discus- sion was the assignment of a "fea- sibility study" to town engineer William Parker preparatory to de- fining the town's objectives. Councilman Carl arey insisted that the council outline ,the town's objectives following Parker's "fea- siblty study," then hold a special session with state officials. His program was generally agreed up- on. Earlier, Parker outlined 'the town's sewage disposal picture to- day concluding that it %..appears the disposal plant can handle the reformatory discharge, particular- ly if we can get the storm drain water out of the system--at least some of it." The engineer's summary of the town's disposal facility, based on cursory information, indicated the pl, ant had a capacity of 347,000 gal- lons per day for proper treatment; that the WSR discharge would amount to 144,000 gallons per day, thus making .available 230,000 gal- lons for town sanitary sevage. Parker went on to report that dur- ing dry weather the plant is op- erating at 100,000 gallons per day; however, during eight days in September over 230,00O gallons passed through the system, jndica-. ring 'that heavy rains precipitated execssive discharges. After pointing out the need to get shed of some storm waters, Parker said a survey of the existing sys- tems was indicated to ascertain where the town can get the great- est storm discharge for the least. financial outlay. Meanwhile, it was ,learned in Olympia by town officials that the state hopes to budget some $220,- 000 to establish a recognized sew- age disposal system for the re- formatory. The state intends ei- ther a town tie-in or the construc- tion of its own facility, Mayor Robert H. FolIis reported. With reference to fle state mon- ies, Follis was of the opinion that. a' town-WSR tie-in would bring in sufficient funds to set up storm lines ,and-or increase the capacity of 'the plant. Additional land for such expansion is avaitble,, coun- cilman George Butler explained. The mayor further attested that both Governor Albert D. Roselli- ni and ,Dr. ,Garret Heyns, state director of institutions, are very much in favor of .a tie-in. But, he pointed out, the Pollution Control Commission, ,alleging .that t h e plant will not handle the WSR dis- charge because of storm waters in the Monroe system, leaned .to- ward the building of ,an indepen- dent plant at the institution. Saums Planning Open House At Shoe Haus Free gifts, door prizes and re- freshrnegs will be featured at Saum's Shoe Hans open house slated this Saturday, October 22. In addiUon, valley residents wiR have an opportunity to join the store's new Shoe Club. With tlle purchase of 12 pairs of "hoes an individual receives the 13th pair free. Mr. and Mrs. Y. K. Saum be- came owners of Campbell's Fam- ily Shoe Store, 126 E. Main St., last September 1 and have re- named the business. Westland Sets Appearance Here S e c o n d congressional district congressman Jack Westland will make an ,appearance in Monroe next Tuesday fternoon, local Re- publicans announced today. Westland and his wife will be on hand to greet the public at the Spudrmt shop, Main and Blakely (Continued on page 1) Civil Service Commission Acts: Hearing Set On Officer Discharge, Scharf Resigns, Saum Takes Post (Subsequent to the repor belon,, V. K. Saum, Monroe busi- nessman, n, as named to replace Irving Scharf as a member of the three-man Monroe Civil Service Commission, and ton, n attorney Jo- seph H. Smith, having recovered from major surgery, made him- self available as legal counsel to the commission. The commission held a re-organlzatlonal meeting last Tuesday afternoon at n, hich time it set 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 24 at fhe hour for a public hearing for the express purpose of hearing charges preferred by Marshall Charles Hill against Deputy Marshall ]ack SaIlee rvhereby the latter n, as discharged. Smith roughly outlined the procedure the commission n, ill follon, Monday. He said that Hill n, ill be given an opportunity to present the charges against Sallee publicly and give evldenec to bolster h;s decision to dismiss the officer. Sallee, or his representative, rill thdn be afforded the floor to ansn, er the charges, presenting sustaining evidence. Smith said further that the commission n, ould n, eigh the testimony of both parties and n, ould dt as a jury, so to speak. The ton, n attorney pointed out that the larv llmts this particu- lar hearing to the specific charges. Commissioners have made it knon, n that they n, ill adhere to the charges prompting the dismissal, and rebuttal, and n, ill not stray afield, nor allow others to do so. Chances are negligible fhat a decision trill be reached the night of the hearing, commissioners have indicated. The commission, once it reaches a decision, is not the final authority, Smith explained, thus indicating future action could be brought in Snohomish County Superior Court.Edltor Monroe's civil service commission apparently has been unable to function for want of legal advice in the matter of the recent discharge of deputy marshal Jack Salhe by marshal Charles Hill. Irving Scharf, Monroe businessman, last week resigned his post as a civil service com- missioner charging that the commission had not received the cooperation of town officials. In another development, also coming to light at the council's regular semi-monthly meeting, mayor Robert H. Follis announced that town attorney J0eph H. Smith felt that he (Smitl]) should disqual- ify himself as a party,to a civil service hearing on the matter in- asmuch as both parties  concerned had sought his counsel. Smith, who recently underwent major surgery and is now recovering, was not present at the gathering. After considerable rhubarbing councilmen ,agreed to: --Emower the commission to employ, at town expense, an at- torney to advise and represent them at the proposed hearing; --Agreed to a special session to affirm, if necessary, the appoint- ment of a new commissioner once Follis, who has 'the appointiVe power, seeks the advice of 'the 'two remaining commissioners, George Kopper and James F. Cummings, both Monroe businessmen, with a mind to rsming a new third com- missioner. The empowering of the commis- sion to hire its own attorney was questioned by councilman, Carl Garey, who, for the record, ab- stained from voting additional 'town monies for legal advice. That all has not been well tween commissioners ,and town of- ficals--namely, the mayor and town attorney--was evident from the charges ,leveled at the mayor by Scharf. Scharf, obviously in a consider- able heat, accused Follis of "pass- ing 'the buck" at every turn and Sailing to lend the cooperation nec- essary for the function of the com- mission. He stified that the com- mission had sought the counsel and aid of Smith and found it inade- quate. S o m e councilmen, including George Butler and Harry Miller, urged Scharf to reconsider his decision to resign. The commis- sioner refused, but offered to as- sist. his successor. 'Tll be more than happy to as. sist a new commssioner--I can acquaint him with all I know of (Continued on page 12) Eight Teachers Go All Out For Blood Bank Monroe public school district's f, aculty went all out for the Valley Blood Bank this week when no ess ttmn eight teachers contri- buted blood for emergency situa- tions ,arising at Monroe General hospital. Those contributing, according to blood bank chairman Irving Faus- sett, were Gordon Elliott, Joe Red- field, Jim Morse, Walden Ander. son, Richard Fulks, Richard Net. tar, Bob Warner, and Richard GemmiU. Camels Making News Like Man Biting Dog In "J" school students of journa- lism are $aght it's news when a man bites a dog. Wha profs failed 'to mention as yet another criteria for news is when the R. J." Rey- nolds Tobacco Company places two 500 line ,advertisements extolling the virtures of Camel cig,ettes in a weekly newspaper. That's right, the Monroe Monitor ad,ertising and editorial staff did a double take this week when inser- tion orders arrived for Camel cig- v.rettes advertisements--the first in 35 yeews, or maybe since the Monitor was born in 1898. It can safely be assumed that Mr. Howard Gray, advertising man- ager of the R. J. Reynolds CO., has now ascertained that the week- ly newspaper field is the bestest selling media in 'the United Staos today, mad the ad nauseatum, fancy pants television-radio program is just that. Looks like the canyon will .ttrn Camel smokers within the week. Amaranth to host state officers 27th Sky Valley Court of the order of Amaranth will entertain the grand royal matron, .Mrs. Ray Seegers of Puyallup ond grand royal patron for the State of Washington, Mr. Harold Cody of Seattle on their of- ficial visit October 27 at the Sul- tan Masonic Tample. They will also honor Mrs. Grace Quiebt who is grand representative to Wisconsin. AI members are urged to attend. Hollar Dollar At $70, May Reach $84 Mon. Worth $ 70 this week and head- ed for $84 ,is Mbnroe's holler dollar, as yet unearthed...so check those dollars for serial No. S 58371812 A right now. The lucky buck was .planted in one of the partidpatmg firms last Monday morning and re- mains $70 in value until Wednes- day noon, at which time it breaks in half remaining so until Satur- day evening at 6 p.m. Mean- while, if not found, another lucky buck will be planted Monday morning, October 24, with a value of $84.