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Page Two, Monitor, Monroe, Wn., Nov. 25, 1971 . Congressman II The Monroe High School basketball coaching staff extends an invitation to all parents, guardians and friends of the varsity basketball team to attend a picture taking session between 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday, November 27, tnthe gym- nasium. All players will be suited up in their game uniforms and will be available for photographing In ym, singly or in groups. Coach Bill Bacon said the occasion would be excellent for obtaining memorable action shots of the players. Bacon said another family event will be planned later in the season when parents of -varsity players will be invited to watch the game from a special section of the grandstand. It was the greatest conversion since Paul was on the road to Damascus. For years President Nixon had steadfastly condemned wage and price controls. Then, on August 15 he did a flip- flop and used the powers voted to him by Con- gress in 1970. Now we are entering the 'Phase II' of the new economic policy. To mmuy people Phase II is fuzzy. I want to bring the situation into focus. In this report I'll discuss prices. The new controls are being administered by a Pay Board, a Price Commission, aCommtttee as the average annual price increase, a lot of businessmen became confused, and justifiably so. The 2.5 per cent figure is a target, a go,l--- not a set requirement for each and every American business. More important ts the procedure for adjust- ing prices. I approve strongly of this guideline. The Commission ruled that no company could increase prices unless (1) increases reflect only additional costs, (2) increases are reduced to account for gains tn productivity, and (3) in- creases by retailers show only customary initial on Interest and Dividends, and a yet-to-be- mark-up charges. appointed rent control group. All are overseen What these rules mean is that a company can by the Cost of Living Council. increase profits only by doing more business. The Price Commission is composed of seven The margin or percentage of profit cannot be persons, all of whom are from outside the raised. government. Recently the Commission decided to separate business into three categories. While all business are subject to controls, direct supervision will be limited to the big companies. Firms with more than $100 million in annual sales must notify and receive approval from the Price Commission before they can raise prices. In this category are 1300 companies represent- ing 45 per cent of U.S. sales. Firms doing between $50 million and $100 A few points have to be clarified. Price in- creases will be allowed for wage pacts already signed; fees by doctors and other professionals will be covered by the same rules as for companies; rates charged by utilities and other regulated industries will be subject to change; firms by January 1 must post prominently a listing of freeze-period prices for the 40 larg- est selling items in each department and for items that comprise 50 per cent of sales. million of business annually must report every The Price Commission exempted from con- three months to the Price Commission. The trols a number of goods that make up about Commission will roll back any increases it one-fifth of the family budget. Some of the considers unwarranted. Compantestnthtsgroup reasons for these exemptions are sound, while total 1100 and represent 5 per cent of U.S. an- nual sales. Finally, all other firms selling less than $50 million a year are exempt from reporting. In this category are foundl0 milltonbusinesses and half the annual sales. The Internal Revenue Ser- vice will monitor and spot check for compliance. When the Commission announced 2.5 per cent some are debatable. The list includes all used items such as cars and TV sets. Also in- cluded are fresh fruits and vegetables, custom made articles such as clothing, certain corn- mercia/ rents, some real estate, art objects and jewelry. Residential rents remain es- sentially frozen. As in past years, we are listing the names grid addresses of servicemen from our files, for those who wish to remember them at Christ- mas time. Families of servicemen not listed are invited to submit their names and addresses for publication. RM3 Albert Girard B139840 OC Division USS Vogelgesang (DD-862) FPO New York, New York 09501 T. Sgt. Ivan Dannar 1332 B, Wilt-Wilt Circle APO San Francisco 96515 Capt. E. G. Donovan 113 New York Lynn Bloss Travis AFB, Calif. 94535 1551 W. North Bear Creek Road Merced, California 95340 Lee Donovan FTC 495-27-49 USS O'Callahan 1051) PFC Edwin Hockenbruck U.S. Navy, FPO San Francisep: 9, !. ........ ............ Co.."D" 1/52 198th Bde .... .. .... :... ;.: ...APO San Francisco Lt. J.G. Win. A. Faussett ......... ........ . MOQ 937B, NAS ; ...... Patuxent River, Md. 20670 Russell Boyes 800 Scenic Highway, Colony House Apt. 25 Pensacola, Fla. 32503 96374 .............. Pvt. Donald A. Wiens Co. C Bn. 2nd Bct. Bde. 531-50-0903 2rid Platoon USATCf Fort Lewis, Washington 98433 S/M Sgt. P. Darrow US. AF (M.D.C.I.) Pvt. William Nauman 539-46-8277 FP Det. USASATR Fort Devens, Mass. 01433 APO New York 09633 New Christmas Stamps Are On Sale Here Postmaster William Boyes reports two special U.S. postage stamps keyed to Christmas 1971 went on sale here November 11. The new Christmas stamps feature a nativity scene and a partridge in a pear tree. The ini- tial printing of the nativity stamp is 1,200,000,030. The partridge stamp's first C. Bloor, B. Gill Enlist In Army The chance to stay at home until April 7, 1972 prompted the en- listment of Craig A. Bloor son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Bloor of 415 West Columbia and Bruce A. Gill son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil- lip D. Gill of Route 3, according to Army re- cruiter Sgt. George R. Smith. "On the seventh of April the two will go to basic training, after completion of basic they will spend two weeks at home," Sgt. Smith said. "They will then attend the Army's 32 week course on Micro-Wave at Fort Monmouth New Jersey." For more informa- tion on the Army's six month delayed enlist- ment program Sgt. George R. Smith may be seen at 1201 1st Street in Snohomtsh or called at 568-9233 collect. press run totals 800 million. Both stamps are subject to additional print orders in response to public requirements. Postmaster Boyes said that total Christmas mail-volume of ten billion pieces is expected, of which nearly two billion pieces will be han- dled in the Western States. "We need everybody's help to deal with this avalanche and deliver Christmas mail on time," he stressed. He also emphasized the impor- tance of including ZIP codes on all cards, letters and packages. The Silver King Cafe A Free Fashion & Gifts Show Friday November 26, 1971 1:30 p.m. In the Main Dining Room Emphasis will be on "Gifts For the Man In Your Life" , Silver King Cafe First Street Snohomtsh momomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomomo|omomomomoNomomom! .O Im DRE-IDA NABISCO FAMOUS 3 I/4 oz 15 oz. Pkg. FOR YOUR HAPPY HOLIDAY 'Fresh Turkeys - Roasting Chickens Beltsville Turkeys - A Good Selection of Top Smoked Meats. Jilgs-Half or Whole Boneless'-Fully Cooked Lb.79 BULK SAUSAGE Pure Pork-Fresh ,b.59q Properly Seasoned Jtl .... PINK BEAUTY/CLEANED SALAD SHRIM 4 I/2 oz. Tin Cadet Norman E. Michel Box 1534 USAF Academy Colorado Springs, Colo. 80840 Cadet Howard Voland Co. F-l, USCC West Point, New York 10996 Letters Cadet Miles A. Millbach Box 1024 Chase Hall U.S. Coast Guard Co. New London, Conn. 06320 Sp/4 Jack N. Hagel 535-48-3356 516th LEM Co. APO San Francisco 96271 F.A. Robert M. Scharf, AO58 USS Manatee, Dtv. B. FPO San Francisco 96601 Jr. Craig L. Kirby, Comptroller USA Baden-Wuerttemberg Dist. APO New York, New York 09154 Major John R. Kirby 5911 PrInce George Dr. Sprhigfteld, Virginia 22152 D82-01-08 Editor: Although I do not disagree with their concern about drug use among the young people, the Mon- roe school directors' drug control proposals do not take into account where the young people are at. The young have not retreated into their own "far-out" reality without a reason, and they will not come out of it until there is an adult world in which they can grow-up, not absurd. Rock music and drugs have become their col- lective earplug and blinder, behind which they shut out and cut off the insane noises and hap- penings of a "real world" that makes no sense to them. Unfortunately, instead of tackling the hard task of making a worthwhile world in whtch the young people can join in if they want (for example, by getting rid of the high schools as Paul Goodman suggests), the adults in their honorable confusion make blundering, stopgap, Band-Aid proposals like the "Committee For The Control of Illegal Drug Use On Campus." I know this sounds bleak, but then it is. Ron Thompson 400 South Ferry Street Monroe PUBLISHED EVERY. THURSDAY Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Monroe. Washington. under the Act of March 3, 1898. Mattresses Bedroom Sets Dinette Sets SUBSCRIPTION RATES e Davenports Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmie Valleys, per Recliners . year $5.00. Outside Monroe, Skykomish and Snoqualmle Valleys $6.00. 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