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December 18, 1975

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~i~:~? ~; NEW MONROE Chamber of Commerce officers were seated during an installation banquet last Tuesday evening at the London Inn. Discussing plans for next year's programs are from left, Storrs Clough, board member; Martha Anderson, secretary-treasurer; Irv Allen, president; Walt Steele, vice-president; Mary Dolphin, board member; Adrian Taylor, board member and John Heichel, board member. Letter: h Editor Floods Hurt Future Fish Recent flooding of some rivers in Western Washington could have caused as much damage to the salmon fish- eries as the total dollar loss To: Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller experienced by private prop- eft)) owners State Fisheries Your invitation to participate in a public forum on do- Director Don Moos said. mestic matters came at an opportune time. While the greatest damage In addition to other domestic matters, I need to address was inflicted on pink salmon, you on the issue of community needs in the face of a natural sockeye and chum salmon disaster, and I solicit your help. runs were also severely hurt. During the week of December 1, 1975, Western "Egg loss of sockeye sal- mon in the Cedar River could Washington lowlands were literally destroyed by the most easily be as high as 80per cent extreem flood in recorded history. The Statistics which I can give to you relate only to Sno- or more," Moos said. He ad- homish County, which, although hit worse, is only one of ded, however, that good esti- mates cannot be made until several counties in Western Washington damaged greatly spring 1977 when migrants by the flood. In Snohomish County, over 1300 head of dairy cows move through Lake Washing- were lost, and the count is still being reported. Dikes were ton on their way to saltwater. broken and washed away leaving the area even more Determining the pink sal- susceptible to even a minor rise in rivers, mon loss will be much more One of our two major cross-state highways was severely difficult. These estimates will damaged, and in places interstate traffic will be detoured a- be based on saltwater beach cross local roads for an indefinite period of time. counts and will be for general Homes, buildings and machinery were destroyed, regions of Puget Sound. This Almost all loss was uninsured, process, however, will not de- The livelihoods of scores of families was destroyed, termine the loss to specific The flood waters are now receding, revealing "hvestock ~LI!~ms. carcasses, farm houses and buildings littered everywhere. Roads are washed away, and rivers do not have a definite course. With this letter, I am enclosing rather graphic pictures of the devastation. The people in the area need federal help. I realize that the federal budget is austere. However, priorities exist and I believe the federal government should place aid to its own people damaged by a natural disaster ahead of less urgent requests. Your office could be of great assistance in obtain- ing disaster funds and assistance. We ask for your help. Very truly yours, Frank J. Woody Washington State Senator Local Man To Represent West Point The Admissions Of- fice of the United States Military Acad- emy at West Point, New York announced the appointment of Lt. Colonel Charles Wick- tzer, USAR, of Monroe as the Field Represen- tative for Snohomish, Whatcom and Skagtt countles. His duties are to as- sist all interested can- didates for potential admission as cadets to the Military Academy, to' work with high school guidance coun- selors and other school personnel in identifying potential cadets and coordinat- ing with the Admis- sions Office in the pro- cessing activities. In preparation for these duties, Lt. Col- onel Wicktzer attended an orientation session at West Point last June. At the orienta- tion various steps in admission processing were outlined, Any inquiries re- "'Compounding the pink salmon problem is the fact that 1975 was the worst year in recorded history for escape- ment of this salmon species," Moos said. He added that the U.S. pink salmon stocks could be in very serious trouble. "The impact on the salmon fisheries will be felt for the next several years as we attempt to re-build runs that have been seriously depleted by the floods," Moos said. Ford leads all pickups in V-8 gas mileage based on EPA ratings for 76 models. In fact, in highway driving, the Ford F-1O0 with optional 302 V-8 and standard transmission rated 33% better than its nearest competitor. Here's the record set in 1976 EPA estimates by Ford's F-100:24 MPG highway, 16 MPG city. Your actual mileage will vary with your pickup's condition, optional equipment, and where and how you drive. BEST GAS MILEAGE OF ANY V-8 PICKUP! and on SALE now Dec. 31 l-F100 1A Ton 3-F250 Ton 3-F1S0 Heavy Duty t Ton 3-F250 Ton 4x4 1-F100 4x4 1-F350 1 Ton Stake Bed 1-Ranchero 1-Econoline Van COME IN AND LOOK THEM OVER | ASK ONE OF OUR SALESMEN FOR SPECIAL SALE PRICE rio & Johnston f Main & 794 5200 743 6244 rding admission to est Point, for both young men and women, are invited by Lt. Col- onel Wtcktzer. His ad- dress is Rt. 2 Box 17, Monroe, WA 98272 and his home phone is 794- 8055. Youth Club Takes Over Paper Boxes The Monroe Youth Club recently assumed the respons- ibility for collecting newspa- pers from several recycling boxes throughout the city, Bill Kypreos, program director, said. The fund raising project was turned over to the Youth Club by the Monroe Kiwanis Club, which has headed the program for several years. Kypreos said the Youth Club is currently constructing a third collection box to be placed in the Monroe Shop- ping Center and a fourth box ts being planned. The boxes, located at the shopping center and on North Lewis Street, are scheduled to be emptied twice a month, he said. In addition, newspapers should be tied in bundles, bagged or boxed, to assist in loading operations. Kypreos added that at the present time there is no recy- cling market for magazines or other printed materials, so only newspapers should be' left at the collection boxes. Persons having questions about the program should contact the Youth Club at 794-5151. Dec. 18, 1975, Monitor, Monroe WA, Page Three Hwy 2 We have a beautiful selection of Pointsettias, fresh and artificial Christmas Arrangements to select from Open daily a.m. Sundays 12:00 until Christmas serve Serving Monroe, Snohomish, Sultan, Startup, Gold Bar, Index, Skykomish & Duvall Christmas inspirations! See the great selection ...... WEEBLES AIRPORT $10 88 Reg. $20.00 Fisher-Prlce SAFARI SE $|333 Reg. $24.00 DIAMOND Reg. $3.50 Hamilton Beach Electric Stand MIXER Reg. $26.95 Mini Pocket | | $29.95 Value 99 Reg. $5.59 Hasbro 6UMBALL 48 Refills ~ese Checker Now egular Checker Set Combined VICTRON SR-20 | 99Re . $7.25 Sylvania |l lh CAI.I UIb G o ,uxlm PLANT GR=] IEI J 100 XF Jean Nate with mirror Reg. $17.95 Waring Push Button BLENDER 7 speed 17 MAGIC Reg)29.95 Reg., $6.25 Reg. $7.00 Reg. $3.50 WINDOW ~ MO~'ACt,AY pqlOqdTA~IU(: 4 Pak Reg. $1.50 MONROE SHOPPING CENTER i HOLIDAY STORE HOUR[; MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 a .m. - V p .m. SUNDAY 10 a.m. - 6 pm. CHRISTMAS EVE ' til 6 p.m. 794-7351