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Rt. 2 Box 375A Monroe, Thomas Keck Neubrech Hopkins Meeds Boyden George Whiffield Schwartz Spencer, Schrag Helm Biderbost L empke Nelson Prentice It's to the polls Tuesday for voters making a Seattle police Sergeant; and Lawrence Whit- choices among those who wish to serve the Mort- field, 41, a real estate broker and insurance roe School District, Public Hospital District No. agent and a member of the board from 1959 to V ', ' Hospital District 1, the Monroe Park and Recreation District and1969. " the Monroe City Council. Two candidates including the incumbent seek , Eight candidates will be on the Monroe School District ballot seeking three directorships up election to one six-year commtss'ionershtpopen for election this year on the five-man board, on the three-man Public Hospital District No. 1 Voters within the school district boundaries board. MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH.-THURS., OCT. 28, 1971, NO. 41 will elect one candidate to fill each of the three The incumbent by appointment since last Allan Borlin of Sumac : positions. Spring is Grace Kirwan, 57, of SS8SouthBlakely Drive, an educator and School Posts Street. Born in Monroe, Mrs. Kirwan attended Future Farmers of Seeking the four-year Position No. 1 in the high school and college in Texas, receiving a - America advisor for school district are two candidates. They are degree in English and library science from 29 years, the last 27 Vernon "Bud" Thomas, 46, of 15605-171st Ave- Texas Woman's University. She majored in in monroe, was hue, a raspberry farm operator, and Gordon English at the University of Puget Sound and honored by the North- Keck, 53, of 15728'171st Avenue, a blueberry did graduate work in English literature at the west Vocational grower and the incumbent since 1960. Both University of Washington. Agriculture Teachers are natives of Monroe and graduates of Mort- A resident of' Monroe for the past 34 years, Association October No major discrepancies in stan- -- 79 less than the 700 days constd- roe High School. Mrs. Ktrwan worked for her parents in the 20 Sedro Woolley; _ dards were found in the operation of ered to be the break-even point. Four candidates, two of them women, seek women's clothing rbUSiness on West Main Street orim, WhO reurea Valley General Hospital during theThe total operating deficit to datethe No. 2 school director post,, a four-year for many years and became owner in 1962. as a teacher m me , . . . .. Joint Commission Fo: Hospital was reported as $2,152.. The total teTm. She was on active duty in the,WAVES during monroe system in me , ...... cred ttatton S annual s,,rvey, ad-income , loss for September was The women are Ruth Neubrech, 37, of Route World War Two and i-ettred from the Navy prmg oi las year, ministrator Ross Godard told $1 834 With the net income through a former teacher, resident of the Seattle-- Reserves a year ago with the rank of.Lteuten- was preSen ea a ' .... . ,. hospital commissioners last week. September reported as $31,0o6,, Monroe area for 10 years and of Monroe since ant ommander. " plaque Dy assocta ,, .. ..... Godard satda few:minor points Regardless of our poor net in-;1 69; and Gloria Hopkins, 37, of Route 2, a Mrs. Kirwan ts,amemberof the Monroe Ctty non m recogmuon oi , . were noted and will be corrected/in come :'resulting from a ,bad *july: n ive of Redmond in this state and a Monroe Council, the newly formed County Police Ser- ms Long years oI Bet - _ " the matter of red0 ds ..... arid September our c sh flow resident f0r:'four years. Both candldates have vices:Action Coaucil,r a past member of the Mon- v teh .... marking mauuals. An xtra safe- remains good,', Godard said. "At been active in school and community groups, roe Library Board, is a vestrymanforSt.John's ~ners a~ena rig a ~. h a . ., guard recording process in thelab-the end of S ptemb r we ad " Men seeking the No. 2 directorship are DavidEpiscopal Church and Monroe Mission Of Our irom v onroe were oratory will be added and one new $22,,962 cash position compared to Meeds of Route 2, 38, a shift chemist for theSavior, serves as vice-president of the Monroe Mr. and Mrs. Dennis procedure will be adopted, that of$164,340 a year ago." Weyerhaeuser Company; and William Boyden of Chamber ',of Commerce, is a member of the MilItken and Mr. and closing food carts during distribu- Godard said the hospital 'was Route 2, 37, a dairy farmer and the incumbent American Association of University Women Mrs. Jim Cockle. The tion of trays. - operating at about an 88 to 90 per since 1963. Both candidates are natives of Mon- " and is memorial chairman in Monroe for the men arer vocational In other hospital business, God- cent ratio of cost to charges, which roe and active in community groups. American Cancer Society. agriculture teachers ard reported an operating deficit reflects the salary increase made inOne of two candidates will be elected to fill Opposing Mrs. Kirwan on the ballot for hos" at Monroe High for September Of $4,143 resulting January of 1971 without a corres- the remaining two years in the unexpired four-pttal, commissioner is Dr. Joseph Feek, 53, of School. from 621 patient days for the month (Page 6, Column 1) year No. 3 directorship. They are Elton George, Route 2, a native of Seattle who has lived in Mon- 42, of Route 2, Snohomish, a native of Monroe and (Page 5, Column 1) Monroe Youth Arrested On Trail System Workshop Is Tonight g Valleyttes are reminded of the phase development. Major trail workshop at 7:30 p.m. tonight, systems will be completed in Phase City of Monroegovernmentreceived$U,321.79 Thursday, in the Monroe High II and long distance trail connections in half-cent sales tax receipts for the months of A Monroe youth, 16 School lecture room, to review the are scheduled in Phase III. July and August foratotalof$26,142.36since the was arrested by Mon- roe police Friday for possession o f marijuana; the second time in four months he has been arrested here on a narcotics trail system planned by the Sno- homish County Park and Recrea- tion Department. The High Rock Trail, 21 miles of foot and horseback trails pro- viding access to the Cascade Crest and Forest Service trails, is one of three systems scheduled for first The workshop here tonight is one of 12 such workshsps being held throughout the .county on the whole trail system. A public hearing at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday in the county commissioners' hearing room in the courthouse will cul- minate the workshops. tax program was inititated here last April. Monroe receipts for the July-August period are $1,227 more than realized in the May-June period. By Monroe City Council statute 75 per cent of the receipts are earmarked for a new city hall. Other nearby communities and their receipts released by the Department of Revenue include Sultan, $2,486 for J y-August and $7,915 todate; Gold Bar, $497 for July-August and $1,275 to date; Index $138 for the two-month period and $278 to date; Skykomtsh, $2,206 for July-Aug- ust and $4,053 to date, and Snohomish, $20,145 for July-August and $68,025 to date. The tax revenue program will continue only until the end of 1973 unless legislators repeal the expiration date. (Page 2, Column 6) Employment of seven persons in positions within the Monroe School District-with funding through the Emergency Employment Act was approved by school directors last week. Superintendent Royston Cottam said the dis- trict qualified for $42,900 in funds for salaries and benefits. He said there would be no cash outlay by the district, that the district's share of funding would be figured in administration time and service. Salaries and benefits will be com- mensurate with like positions. Expected to be hired by November 1 for a, 142-day period are a nurse, librarian, two aides, a maintenance man and two teachers. Cottam said an attempt would be made to place the teachers again next year. He added that it had been hoped an additional counselor could be hired but none was available. Parents are warned by the Monroe Police .different car and urged parents to caution their Department that a "man about 21 years old children against accepting rides from any with blond crewcut" has been reported attempt- stranger .regardless of the reason he gives the tng to pick up elementary school age trls morn- children for wanting to pick them up. ings and afternoons around Frank Vagner and Central grade schools. Index To Elect Four Councilmen You can earn at FIRST police Chief D.C, Nauman said the man was "i S affly, too. With your account insured to $20,000. Our reported driving a 1963 gold colored Chevrolet. ; 6% on $1,000 certificates (two years or more) is com- Nau an cautioned that the man may bedrtving a Voters at Index will be naming four councU- m men in Tuesday's general election. pounded daffy. You actually earn 6.18% a year. Passbook e : Jo .r e |J o Johnson and George A. Meyers and running savings earn 5% day-in to day-out, compounded daffy., Ch led F r D struct Facing off for t]he No. 3 seat are Howard A. against each other for the No. 4 seat are Verlin FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS Timothy L e e tcious destrUction L. Srotch Robert G. Holcomb. S ohom h Latzure, 18, of Southearly Saturday' morn-Runntn unopposed are Adolph Burgstahler for Blakely Street, was ing after the car he Council ositton No. 1 and Jackie E. McCraw Branch,: 8outh'Everett. AJdington, Edmonda, SnohomiabV _ / charged with real- (Page 2, Column 4) for Position No. 2. ,. RETURN YOUR DOLLARS HERE... . .COME SAVE WITH US " El ~ 1[ tJJk va~..~ Jk ~k.J~t .ILJI./elRU~ 4S4.Al103 I~ II FIRSrMUTUAL I.-. ........ .. .... I |ls^v,~s~,~xl~AVll~J|.,;% 14A IMK*~e*" m"~l [ MonrOe Board of Educati Position #1 PaidPolitical Ad the Committee to Elect Vernon"Bud" Thomas, D'.K. tV :Donald, Chairman /