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PAGE TWO Monroe Monitor, Monroe, Washington Oct. 24, 1963 PUBLISHED'- EVERY THURSDAY Entered as Second-Cla Matter at the Poet Office at Monroe Washington, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, per year $3.00 Outside Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualrnie Valleys, $3.50 Olasial Paper of Town of Monroe and Town of Skykomish Address all mail to PO Box 398, Monroe, Waddnon. Ward Bowden ........................................................ PubliaheT Howard Voland , Editor Observations On: Dr. Peterson, The Speaker The Audience, The Lack Of Herewith, a few observations on the Monroe Chamber of Com- merce's first public evening meeting: Last week we had our first opportunity to see and hear Dr. Del- bert G. Peterson in action as a public speaker. He was forceful. He knew and documented his subject exceedingly well, as we would have expected. By virtue of his newness here as superintendent of schools, his presentation was national in scope and context, yet ap- plicable in the Monroe district. It was well put forth, evidencing many hours of research and preparation. We shall be looking forward to the day when he will assess the merits and shortcomings of our school district. This he promised during a question and answer period when he said in essence: "This is a year of evaluation, a period of appraisal. I etm attempt- ing to develop, mith the assistance of the staff, minimal standards, then set about to measure mhat exists in the district. Once this is accomplished mhat me do here to achieve these standards in a large measure mill be "dependent upon the community." On another tack, we were more than chagrined at the turnout 17 souls -- especially in light of the preparations taken by Dr. Peter- son. This was no credit to the chamber, nor the general public. Should he have elected as his subject "The Immediate Sale of the Park Place School and Grounds" the PUD Hall could not have ac- commodated the turnout. Be that as it may -- but if the chamber is to continue these open- to-the-public excursions -- a very commendable undertaking -- then the membership per se at least should turn forth. Trick Or Treat: For 'Children' Like as not this move probably won't reach the State Legisla- ture or the Congress, but rumor has it that some parents, fed to the gills with "treating" near adult size "children," m a y shortly seek legislation making it unlawful for "children" over I I-years- of-age to participate in trick or treat activities Halloween, as well as out-of-neighborhood delegations. Thus, "children," if you look eye-to-eye, or down upon house- holders from your youthful heights, why not forego trick or treat- ing in favor of the real children you know, little kids. (This comment is brought to you at the request of outsiders and does not necessarily reflect the views of this writer who, alas, will miss our annual forage for goodies.) [/1 A\\;V00/ OLYMPIA ROUND-UP Frosh Orop Return Match ENTED  RVICE ....................... Olympia .... Although Gov. Durkan proposes to change that, Also the Supreme Court called With Lincoln iI$1SilITOIq  BAR ASSOClATIOq Albert D. Rosellini is in Japan in the- interests of greater free- for the courts to review and look SPORTS FANS Each year more than 100 mil- lion fans watch or take part in sports. They get hurt by foul balls, flying pucks and the like. Many of them get no damages from the show owner or promo- ter, for the fan may voluntarily assume the risk of injury. There are, however, some risks that the fan does not assume. These are occurrences not a ne- nessary part of the sporting event or risks from which the promoter should reasonably pro- tect the spectator. Thus, protec- tive walls for auto racing, screens behind home plate at baseball games, or rules for the conduct o=f participants. Of late, the injured participant of the sport has raised some new problems. In golf, for instance, bad shots occasionally do injury. The person hitting a golf ball has two duties: To make sure that no one is exposed to an un- reasonable risk by being within the area of play to whic.h the golfer is playing, and, if neces- sary, to give a loud warning to anyone who may be affected. The call of "fore" may he required either before or after the shot. If he abides by these rules, usually he has no liability for the ball or club that hits someone, even though the ball "hooked" or "sliced" in the wrong direction. As a general rule, participants and spectators, by entering into the area of the sports activities are accepting certain obvious risks. But they do not accept any acts of misconduct or misjudg- ment not inherent in the conduct of the sporting event. Thus, a foul ball which causes an injury dur- ing the course of a baseball game does not give rise to a right to recover damages, but a ball de- liberately hit into the stands dur- ing. m'actice probably would en- title the spectator to a recover.. The sports injury rules apply to strange events: In one rolling pin throwinu contest, a pin went awry and knocked out a nearby spectator. No recovery: It was an obvious risk that he under- took in standing within the range of the flying pins. In another case. contestants tried to see who could catch a hen. Some eager hen- catchers pushed a spectator and participant through a plate glass window. No financial re- covery. electricity: your washday friend Co 004 0 With an automatic e!ectric washer, you just put dirty clothes into the washer . . . add detergent . . . set the dials . . . and electricity does the wash. An electric water heater -- placed near your electric laundry equipment  keeps plenty of hot water on tap for washday. And you take clean clothes from the electric washer, put them in the electric clothes dryer, set the dial . . . and washday's over! Use these three wonderful electric appliances  washer, water heater and clothes dryer  for the quickest, easiest washday ever. I PUBLIC UTiLiTY DISTRICT No. 1 ef Snohomish County BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: Tom Quast, President William B. Berry, Vice-President W.G. Hulbert Jr., Secretary I I as this is written, we do not look for state affairs to get out of hand. Lieut. Gov. John Cherberg is available if any emergency arises. And Rosellini will be back by the time that the Legislative Council opens its inquiry into af- fairs of the State Liquor Control Board, although we do not know just what the governor can do about the probe, obviously enter- ed into with one of its objectives be!ng embarrassment of the in- cumbent administration. Governor and 1V[rs. Rosellini are in Japan for two weeks as part of an exchange visit with Japan- ese governors. R0sellini is one of ten American governors asked by the United States state depart- ment to meet with Japanese of- ficials, business men, educators, scientists and cultural leaders. We are pleased to see that Mrs. Rosellini is making the trip. If anyone is interested in know- ing, none of her expenses are be- ing paid from public funds. She will scarcely have the accommo- dation and luxuries that Mrs. John F. Kennedy has enjoyed on her yacht tour of the Mediterra- nean, but the circumstances are different. The Rosellini parties in Japan may be a little stuffier, but they will be a change of pace. There will be no deprivations. Prediction Decision of the Legislative Council to look into administra- tion and policies of the L i q u o r Control Board apparently irked the state Democratic organization no end. Frank Keller, Democrat- ic state chairman, predicted last week that the 1965 Legislature will wipe out the Council. House Speaker William S. Day, Spokane Democrat who is chair- man of the Legislative Council, labeled Keller's prediction of doom as being without responsibility to the Legislature itself. We would agree with Day that trying to pre- dict at this time what the 1965 Legislature will do :is a highly speculative pastime. In any case the Liquor Board probe is tenta- tively scheduled to get under way about Oct. 25. New Highway Director We have a new highway direc- tor. The State Highway Commis- sion has appointed Charles G. Prah] to the post. Prahl, 50, has been in charge Of the State Fer- ry System since Sept. 24, 1962, a spot he took less tltia month aft- er his retiremen[ -d Captairi in the U.S. Navy. The general reaction to the ap- nointment is favorable, both with- in the highway department and outside. It is not a partisan politi- cal appointment. Prahl has had extensive experience in supervis- ing large construction projects in his Navy career. He is an engi- neer and belongs to all the right engineering societies and organi- zations. He took over the high- way job on Oct. 21. We do not look for any drastic shake-up in the highway depart- ment by Prahl. In the next few months and years he is going to lose some of the top men he has. but it will be a normal process of retirement rather than one spark- ed by dissatisfaction. It is a tough spot to be in, for Prah] cannot give everyone all that he wants in freeways and state highways and roads overnight, any m o r e than could anyone else. B u t we look for him to last, and grad- ually to impress his policies and personality on the big hiuhway organization. He will be subject, of course, to the policies of t h e State Highway Commission which employed him. It also ould be pointed out that he still will have supervision of the ferry system. The highway director is the su- perior of the ferry system man- ager. Will Introduce Bill State Sen. Martin J. Durkan, Se- attle Democrat, says he will in- troduce a bill at the next session of the Legislature, requiring the state insurance commissioner to give public notice before permit- ting insurance companies to boost their rates. His decision stems from a July 25 increase in auto- mobile insurance rates that will cost the motorists of this s t a t e $1,500,000 annually. The increased rates went into effect without pri- or notice to the public. Atty. Gen. John J. O'Connell gave Sen. Dur- kan an opinion that State Insur- ance Commissioner Lee Kueckel- has was within his legal riuhts in not giving notice to the public un- til the rates came effective. dom of information and the right of the public to know. Population Increase We are advised by the S t a t e Health Department that the popu- lation of the 'State of Washington is now 3,005,100, having increased 151,882 persons during the 1 a s t three years. The health depart- ment based its estimate on the excess births over deaths since the last federal census April 1, 1960, and in an estimate of the average annual migration into the state since that time. Research Council The WashingtonState Research Council has challenged the shuff- ling of welfare recipients to pro- duce an additional $6,000,000 in federal matching funds for t h e state in the present 1963-65 bien- nium. The Department of Public Assistance qualified for the extra funds by shifting old-age recip- ients in nursing homes to the dis abled and medical aid programs. The Council said the state thus receives federal aid for the same recipient under the two programs, or double federal matching. The Council accused the federal g0v- ernment of following a double standard of fiscal ethics in ap- proving the procedure while de- crying tax loopholes for individ- duals. Whatever the ethics, it en- abled the state to reduce welfare outlay and give most of the extra money, or more accurately, its equivalent, to schools. Welfare Program Another development in the pub- lic assistance picture is that near- ly 350 families were helped to leave the welfare rolls in the last fiscal year, and now are earning twice as much as they received in relief checks. The State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation said the families were reeiying $47,- 473 a month in welfare grants, and in private employment are drawing $94,575 monthly. The pro- gram to help the welfare recip- ients, started in 1955, provides vo- cational counseling, guidance and job perparation, mostly for moth- ers on the aid to dependent chil- dren rolls. It is carried out by the Division of Vocational Rehabilita- tion in cooperation with the De- partments of Public Assistance and Employment Security. Appeals Being Heard So far the state's Personnel De- partment has heard about half of the appeals filed by state em- ployes objecting to their new job clas'sifications and salaries. About 2,000 employes have appeal- ed their ratings under the new system that went into effect last May. The department says it hopes to get through the appeals by early next Spring, if possible. Theft Still Being Investigated Frustrated in attempts to get any good leads on who ran away with almost 83,000 signatures to referendum petitions which would have r)laced a vote on the 1963 ambling tolerance law on t h e 1964 general election ballot, in- vestigators have been giving lie detector tests to state emplnyes, including workers in the office of the secretary of state. Don Red- mond, under-sheriff in the Thurs- ton County sheriff's office, said it was decided to administer the tests after other phases of the in- vestigation failed to turn up any tangible clues about the two men who were seen leaving the Legis- lative Building on the evening of the. theft. The lie detector tests have also failed to turn up any- thing. A State Supreme Court test is now pending on whether the gambling tolerance law can go on the ballot next year in spite of the theft of the petitions. Unemployment C0mPensatibn The State Supreme Court held a few days ago that an individ- ual who quits his job for "a com- pelling personal reason" is just as eligible for unemployment com. pensati0n as a man who is laid off because of a force reduction. The Department of Employment Security reported that of 37,500 persons who drew unemploy- ment compensation last month, only 741 were persons who volun- tarily quit their jobs. The others were laid off by their employers for one reason or another. The department said another 495 per- sons who qpit their jobs were rul- ed ineligible for jobless benefits because they did not have "good cause" for giving up their work, or were not available for o t h e r work. Drivers' Licenses Suspensions Special, Services CHURCH oF THE NAZARENE Laymen Sunday, October 20 To ReformutJon Sunday, October 27 Soecial Speaker: Rev. Art Fish 7:4S p.m. each evening into the merits of drivers' licenses suspensions handed out by the di- rector Of the State Department of Licenses. The high court ordered the trial judge to consider wheth- er the director of licenses h a d personally acted on the case or merely allowed it to be handled by subordinates. The power to suspend a license was given ex- clusively to the licenses director, and should not be delegated to assistants or relegated to a sim- ple mechanical process, the high court said. The judges Said a driv- er's license is of sufficient value to a motorist to require a f u 1 1 hearing at some stage in the pro- ceedings of suspending it. The Supreme Court said the trial courts are not limited to deter- mining whether the director acted arbitrarily, capriciously, or con- trary to law, because the director performs a judicial function in suspending the license. State Board Against Discrimination Gov. Rosellini has provided $20,000 from his emergency fund 1o allow the State Board Against Discrimination to hire a f i e 1 d representative for Eastern Wash- ington. The board now has a staff of five, but no representative in Eastern Washington. The $20,000 will cover the salary of the new employe, a part-time secretary, travel and state pension benefits. Alan Clough Chosen For WSU Faculty- Freshman Retreat Alan Clough, son of Mr. and Mrs. 'Storrs Clough of South Lewis Street, was chosen to participate with 84 other freshmen and 21 faculty members in Washington S t a t e University's traditional freshman-faculty retreat, held last weekend in Camp Lutherha- van at Lake Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. The retreat was started in 1951 by P. J. Remple, coordinator for the WSU curriculum advisory program. Remple said its purpose is to give 'freshmen, chosen by their living groups as leaders of tomor- row, an opportunity to discuss with faculty members, what seems important to them and what is happening to them a month after classes have started. Monroe High School's f r o s h football team dropped a return night engagement with Lincoln Junior High up on a wind-rain swept Stanwood field last Thurs- day night. The Lincoln eleven bested the Bearkittens 13-0. Coach Joe Redfield described the game as a "good defensive" contest, Stanwood winning their first TD and conversion n e a r half time. During the final quarter M0n- roe moved the ball to Lincoln's 1-yard line but in four plays fail- ed to score. Lincoln garnered a second TD in the final seconds of play on a 50-yard pass play. Redfield had words of praise for Mike Keck and Steve Smith for their defensive play and the running ability of Russ Boyes. Monroe plays here this after- noon at 3:45 p.m. when they will meet the Lake Stevens frosh. x. TIPPER rIlTLK says "Handle every gun as i.f it were armed. It's your guarantee no one will be harmed." Be A Safe Shooter And Purchase Hunting Supplies from SULTAN FURNITURE & Hardware Co. "LOVE'S" Sultan I The sweetness of the Equals the Bitterness lowest prices Never of Poor Qualify! FREE DELIVERY CONVENIENT BUDGET TERMS Start... A Savings Account Today... You'll Be Glad You Did, Someday! 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