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RECEIVING the Valley General Hospital Achievement Award in recognition of out- standing departmental performance is Charlotte White, for her office department, winners in the hospital's inter-department safety poster contest. Mrs. White's poster was judged best. Secon=l place went to Myrna Jensen, also of the business office, ! ! December 8 was set as the date for a levy study session and a variety of other subj ects were discussed by Monroe public school directors when they met in special session last Thursday and third place was won by Dolores Han- son of the dietary department. Present- ing the plaque at a ceremony for the whole hospital staff last week was Eugene Toner, safety engineer with the hospital's insurance company. At Toner's right is Sarah Herne, chairman o the safety com- mittee. --Staff Photo M advantage of county-wide levy publicity. In other business, the subjects ofthe school inves rl rln Expansion of the auto mechanics program at Monroe High School to meet the needs of those who really want to get into the field was pro- posed last week to the Monroe Board of Education by the District's Cur- riculum Advisory Committee for consideration in planning the next levy. Outlining the present voca- tional education and industrial arts program in the middle and high schools and future needs and goals was Don Wilson, CAC chairman and district representative for the lang- uage arts committee, one often corn-- q program include, for agriculture, doubling the size of the green house which is now underway as a student project and new tables and chairs for a classroom. The metals class needs three arc welders, a metal shear, cutter, hand tools, welding system, storage cab- inet, drill press and three metal lathes at a cost of $8,000. Needs for the power mechanics class are a classroom, test equip- ment, engines and a hoist. Cost not including the classroom would be $6,500. mittees making up the CAC. Industrial "We ask the board to get behind The industrial arts department in us on the idea of auto mechanics," the high school level includes crafts, Wilson said, in urging supportofthe woods, drawing and electronics. CAC proposal for an advanced pro- Offered now under crafts are be- gram in the present offerings and in ginning and advanced art and oil particular the auto mechanics of- paints. Asked are classestnsculp- ferings on the high school level, ture and textiles Needs include a As presented, the expanded pro- change to semester classes, a loom gram would need funding in the and other materials at a cost of amount of $35,474, plus one or two portables, an auto shop building, and the salary of another teacher at ap- proximately $9,200 annually. Vocational Wilson described the present high school vocational education program in the high school as including agri- culture on three grade levels, a gen- era" metals class and semester-long gas engines and auto shop in the J power mechanics classes. Needed, according to the study, are an ad- ditional agriculture class and voca- tional occupation class in agricul- - ture; advanced metals and auto es- , sentials. The needs to meet that expanded $4,889. The present woods classes offer beginning and advanced woods and furniture. Asked is a semester-long woods, beginning upholstery and an- other advanced woods. Needs in- clude machinery, a table saw, shaper, lathes jointer, textbooks and other equipment and materials at a cost of $8,280. Present drawing classes offer be- ginning drawing only. Advanced drawing is sought with more equip- ment and textbooks and a room an equipment and material cost of $2,800. Offered under electronics at pre- (Page 6, Column 1) drug problem, up-dating the policy mannual Monroe police and action on a motion to require board ap- investigating the theft night, proval of expenditures over $400 were placed of $520 worth of items Monroe Board of Education Chairman Dorrts on the December 13 agenda ..... from the homeofWar- Btderbost, who had called the special meeting On the agenda received by directors at the ren Simon on Buck Is- to discuss "ui-ouosed uolicv chan es, the uu- meeting was a discussion of the drug problem, land RoadNovemberl2 ........ O ' "~ ' r MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH.-THURS., NOV. 25 1971, NO. 45 " comin levy and related matters" asked for a However at the objection by Director.Howard, the theft of equip- ............... , ,levy study session to be held after the Monroe Bond that such discussion Would be out of order "i nent from a pickup ' Edq a iQ _A sociation levy An put meetin ,u bject wanot specifi0al y etlias':;. ?fruck belonging : ,to : '. :i TM board tneeting, di'rectors agreed:: Charles Benson of tng December 9. to wait until December 13. ' 148 Charles Street on The D =cember 8 meeting was set for 8 p.m. Relating to updating the policy manual, dtr-November 13. , ectors voted to form a two-man committee to According to a A young Monroe boy facing open must be supplied on December 17 at work on the present policy and proposed changes, police.department re- heart surgery needs your blood, if the King County Blood Bank. Mrs. Biderbost appointed Directors Vernon port, thieves forced you are O-Positive and can go to Coordinating offers from blood in the board room on West Columbia Street and is open to the public as are the other two levy sessions. Asked by Mrs. Biderbost if he could recom- mend a levy election date, Superintendent Roy- ston Cottam said he thought earlier that most districts were oing on February 8 but it now appeared that some were going in December, some February l:and some February 8. He suggested waiting until mid-December to see which date in February the majority of dis- tricts wereholding elections in order to take Thomas and Bond to the committee wtth Thomas as chairman. It was noted by Cottam that only two board members could be on the policy plan- ning commfttee or its meetings would be in vio- lation of the open meeting act unless the public were advised of each meeting. In the third matter held for action Decem- ber 13; Thomas asked that the board review (Page 5, ColumnS) entry through a base- Seattle on December 17. donors is Mrs. Stanley Morgan who merit window and stole Danny Hess, an eighth grader at will also take a carload of donors three rifles, a revol- Monroe Middle School, is the son from Monroe to Seattle to the blood ver, a portable tele- of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hess who live bank. Mrs: Morgan may be tele- vision, a clock radio, on the Milwaukee Hill Road. He phoned at 794-8540. a camera and a case will undergo surgery on December The King County Blood Bank has full ofpenniesfromthe 20 at Children's Orthopedic Hos- outlets at Terry and Madtson Street, Simon home. pital, telephone MA4-4676 andl30 Andover Danny needs ten pints of bloodfor Park East, telephone CH2-7582. (Page 10, Column 1) the intricate operation and theblood Industrial and commercial electric power must be available to support 800,000 new jobs in the Pacific Northwest over the next 20 years, a work force one third greater than the total currently employed in the region, according to the Public Power Council (PPC). The demand for electricity in the Northwest will nearly double in the next ten years and triple in the next 20, the PPC, a power plan- ning alliance of 103 public, municipal and co- operative electric utilities, told its members in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, in a background paper released this month. The growth in the worldorce is predicated on the number of young people who are already here in the Pacific Northwest, who will be taking their Youn men and women. IC The Army's getting a dramatic pay increase. At a minimum the new starting salaries will be doubled. And you still get free meals, free housing, free clothing, free medical and dental care, free Job-:training and education, and30 days' paid vacation a year. Today's Army wants to Join you. At a much higher salary. Snohomish 568-9233 / place as wage earners in greater numbers than those in the 45 to 64 age bracketwill be retiring. "We cannot afford the risk of arbitrarily underdeveloptng generating capacity when the stakes are so high," Alan Jones, PPCchatrman said. "Power use forecasts are made by Pacific Northwest utilities and the Bonneville Power Administration and are revised annually based upon the best available information and for the past 30 years have proved exceedingly accurate," Jones added. Residential loads in the region have increased five times during the past 20 years and within the next 20 years the number of residential consumers is expected to increase by 59 per cent. Residential customers account for ap- proximately one-third of thetotal electric power (Page 6, Column 1) An open house to Manager J o h n celebrate their fifth Heichel invites the anniversary will be community to drop in held by the Monroe for coffee and cookies office of Bank of from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everett Wednesday, at the bank located at December 1. 503 East Main Street. i / Meets Slated Monroe School Dis- munity input will trict residents inter- considered. An eval- ested in contributing uation will be made or gathering tnforma- from both meetings to tion in advance of an determine the amount anticipated special ' of a levy. Monroe Senator Henry Jackson, as you surely must know by now, has become a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. On Page 3 "Scoop" Jackson's past two decadeS in these valleys are covered in part pictorially. We join with everyone in wishing him "Godspeed". --The Publishers In Burglary charges have been fried by the Mon- roe Pollce Department against Start Johnson, 19, of Route 2, and Rawleigh Root, 18, of South Blakely Street, in connection with the theft of tires from Robinhood Fuel on Fremont Street last September 24. Police Chief D.C. Nauman said ten tires had been originally reported as stolen at a whole- sale value of $330 and two have been recovered. Nauman said Johnson has also been charged with two separate incidents of hit and run. The first is in connection with an incident on August 22 at the corner of Highway 2 and East Main Street when Johnson's vehicle allegedly struck and broke a fire hydrant. The second hit and run charge followed in- vestigation of a complaint filed by James Olson of Route 2 after the automobile he had parked . in the Safeway Shopping Center was struck broad- side the night of September 20. An insurance Smpany estimated damages to the Olson car at 00. levy next February are advised of public "in- put meetings" Decem- ber 2 and 9. On December 2 the emphasis will be on Monroe Education As- sociation suggestions. On December 9, corn- Board of Education chairman DorrisBid- To Offer Saturday erbost said both meet- Saturday window ser- Postmaster WUliam trigs are open to the public and will be held at 8 p.m. in the school directors' board room at 484 West Columbia Street. i vice will be offered at Boyes said window the Monroe Post Of- hours will be from fice as a Christmas, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. mailing courtesy on .on both Saturdays. December 11 and 18. Puppets Will 'Come To Life' At December 4 Library Show Children between the ages of five and nine who enjoy watching puppets "come to life" are invited to visit the Monroe Library from 10:30 to II a.m. on Saturday, December 4. " 'Dork, the Doleful Dragon' will be there to Intrcduce you to his friends," said Mrs. Vivlan FettY and Miss Pat Wilder, children's librarlans from Sno-lsle Regional Library. "And you'll meet 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Tiger, the Brahman and the Jackal' " SING ALONG WITH A CHRISTMAS With every Christmas Club Saving Account, First Mutual will give you a Christmas Carol Book and a pair of Bayberry Candles. .... COME SAVE WITH US J I " FIRST --.,. ~ LJ ~. ~.J ~.~ l~tt~U~ 454-4303 FIRST MUTUAL ~ ..... ~-~-~ eCeOf~ROAD$ 741.37~ _J ~L ~ .L~. I ~.,~ U,J[ liJLl Irqk MEICER ~LAND 232-4,~ t