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PAGE TW'O Monroe Monitor. Moproe. Wash.. Dec. 22, 1960 THE mOnROE IIIOnlTOR PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Monroe, Skykomlsh and SnoquaJmle Valleys, per ye,r . ................ $$.00 Outsldp Monroe. Skykom|sh st,,' Snoqualmle Valleys, per Year .... $8.50 Official Paper of Town of Monroe and Town of Skykomlsh Address all mail to PO Box 398. Monroe, Washington. Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Offlce at Monroe, Washington. under the Act of March 3. I S79. WARD BOWDEN ........................................................................... Publleher HOWARD VOLAND ................................................................ Editor Thanks To Boat Fishermen... They're Having A Merry Christmas Christmas--just a few hours hence---wiU be a fuller, happier one for two Seattle families. They will share the company of loved ones--- maybe husbands, fathers, brothers or sons---certainly one. of them-- thanks in a measure to the Monroe Rod & Gun club and valley sportsmen. ) The Seattle men, steelheaders on the Skykomish last week, vir- tually got in "over their heads" while fishing The pair, in waders, managed to make a gravel bar for a crack at the ironheads. Some- time later they reached the conclusion that the river was rising They couldn't find their way back---they were-in plenty of trouble, and what's more, knew it. Their shouts brought a ba fisherman who in turn summoned a boat fisherman further downstream. The latter managed to rescue the spooked and grateful pair We're running this tale into the written record for the benefit o those doggoned Seattleites who every now and then do their gol- danged best to oust the boat fishermen from the Skykomish. Local sportsmen proved the case for the baot fisherman before...now we're blessed with this additional, and immensely potent ammo. ..... and since it's that time of the year, a very Merry Christ- mas to all steelheaders...and other folks, too. ,S Student Views Main Street Problem (The following was originally written as a theme for a Monroe high school junior English class by Fae Lancaster. Miss Lancaster, feeling lust more than chagrinned over the "'Prob- lem in Monroe", brought the copy to the attention el The Mon- roe Monitor. It is being published here in the guise of a "guest editoriar'.--Edltor ) Roads are a big troble.,a in Monroe. One road I am particularly concerned about is the Main Street. Main Street has so many cracks and ruts in the pavement that many people prefer not to travel on it. Even the rural route roads are in better condition than the Main Street. Many people have said, "Why doesn't someone do something about this streetfl" At times I often find myself asking this question. If they can afford to fix old roads in rural areas, why can't they fix Main Streetfl In the past three years I have seen two old roads repaved and all this time Main Street is getting worse It disturbs me to go through town and see the condition of Main Street and the streets connected to it. The side streets are too narrow for two cars to pass each other. A good w,ay to solve this problem is to put the townspeople to work to get some action from city officials. This can only be done if the people will work together. The repaving of the road from U.S. Highway 15 across from the Pilchuck Drive-In to the Reformatory Road out in Park Place dis- trict, since this route is used hundreds of times every day, would be  great improvement in the town of Monroe --Fae Lancaster. OLYMPIA 'ROUND-UP Olympia...Gov. Roselini called directors of all state departments into conference last Wednesday afternoon and in one of his rare instances of baring the mailed ist. told them bluntly that no one of them ,has a lease on  job. te declared that any director who ,lets theadministration down may ex- pect to .be fired. In a concise staccato statement which covered some 20 minutes, Rosellini outlined the policies which he said will .be fllowed during the next four years to which he has just been re-elected as chief exe- cutive. "We have just gone through a long, bitter and hard fought cam- palgn," said Gay. Rosellini. "I.t was one of the most bitter in my ex- perience, and made use of smears and innuendo. We won in part he- cause the directors have done a good job. "However, I think there is a shortcoming we .can correct," said the governor. "The public did not know what "really ,Ires been going on in state government until we hammered it. "home in  the final weeks of the campaign. Commnni- cation with e public is .an essen- tial thing. I want you to step up a consistent and continuing program of information to the people." Rosellini told his directors tiat any public criticism of the job be- ing done by another director must stop. He said if there is any criti- cism it must be made face to face with the director who is being criticized. Grounds for Firing "I may be to .blame in this re- Bard by having .been too soft," said Gov. Rosellinl. "But I can tell you that if I find any type of wrong doing or maladministration, some- one will hive to go. No one has a ,lease on his job. If any director lets this administration down, I will act. "Government service requires the highest honesty, integrity and morality," said Rosellini. "That is what we :are going to get. We are going to do tlat kind of job." He declared that directors and emplo:es must keep appointments they make, answer I telephone calls, and answer all letters. He. said failure to do these things would be considered grounds for firing a director as well 1as any subordinate. Financing Degwable Programs Gov. RoseUini called for economy and said he is 'having trouble find- ing money within the tax structure to finance all desirable programs. He said he is trying to mainlJain the present level of government without expanding it. He said that due to a current recession it ap- pears that tax revenues will not come up to earlier expectations. He called on directors to see that they Medical Aid Program It appears as of now tbJa, the 1961 legislature may give the green light to extension of the medical care program for those more than 65 years of age. Those on the wel- fare rolls are now covered, but it may be extended to others more than 65 whose only source of in- come is federal social security, railroad pensions, or other com- pany retirement plans. State Sen. Robert R. Greive, Democratic majority loor leader in the senate, said the .medical aid program recently enacted by Con- grass .puts the legislature under la moral commitment to provide the state matching funds needed to put it into effect in .is state. Rap. Jdhn L. O'Brien, Speaker of the state house of representatives, said the legislatur should provide medi- ca care to persons more than 65 who suffer wlat he described as "catastrophic" illnesses or acci- dents. He said these occurrences sometimes wipe out an older per- sons's savings and leave him in debt. O'Brion estimated the cost of such a program as around $7,000,- 000 in federal money matched by $7,000,000 of sate tmds would ex- tend the medical care program to more than 65,000 oldsters whose in- come is aess than $150 a month. Organization of the 1961 legisla- ture is under way. Following his nomination by a caucus of Demo- cratic house members for his fourth term ,as spOaker, Rep. John L. O'Bren has announced appoint- ments to the house committee on patronage, committee "bn commit- tees, and committee on seating. The committee on patronage, to sift through the requests of house mem- bers to place friends on the house payroll during the legis]a,tive ses- sion consists of: Roy Ritner, Shel- ton, chairman; Art Avey, Kettle lalls; Frank Brouillc4, Puyallup; Margaret Hurley, Spokane; and C. G. Witherbee, Seattle. The committee to consider re- quests of house members for com- mittee assignments ,includes O'- Brian, chairman; Paul Conner, Port Angeles; Marian Gleason, Ta- coma; John Gold,hark, Olanegan; Mildred Henry, White Salmon; Mark Litdhman, Jr., Seattle; August Mardesich, Everett; W. L. (Bill) McCormick, Spokane; Ray Olsen, Seattle; Leonard Sawyer, Puyal- lup; Jeanette Testu Seattle; and Max Wedekind, Seattle. The. committee on seating assign- ments for the session, in which sen- iority usually is a governing fat- tar, consists of Kathryn Eptoa, Spokane, chairman; Bruce Burns, Tacoma; Keith Campbell, Spokane; P an Holmes, Ellensburg; and Samuel Sn.th, Seattle. do not spend all the money now lap- Allocations of state funds, rang- propriated to them for the current ing from $15,350 down to $2,750 have biennium but save anything pos- sible. Cutting Expenses There will be no lobbying for ad- ditional funds by directors, he said. They are ordered to stay away from the legislature and are .per- mitted to speak on measure only where Life matter has been submit- ted first to the governor's office and approved. been made to 42 fairs and youth shows, it was announced here by Joe Dwyer, state director of lagri- culture. The money totaling $362,- 200 is from the stae's share e the pari-mutuel take at horse race tracks. The top. allocation went to .e Central Washington Fair at Yakima. Dwyer said an additional $18,100 of the pari-muttml pro- ceeds was earmarked for adminis- trative expense and special assist- ance. the subject. Attorney Gen. John J. O'Connell said he Ires had several requests for an opinion on the ques- tion, ;and will process owe as soon as possible. A provision in the civil service act says state employes can express opinions on political subjects and candidates, but can- not hold any politieag party office or participate in management of a partisan polgieal campaign. Those who disagree say employes can hold the positions under terms of another statute. State Employee Fired Some 40 state employee were fired before the new civil service law Went in effect. Appartly about half lost their jobs for poli- tical reasons. They had not been suffidiently cooperaUv in the re- cent political campaign. The purge was not extensive. It did not have to he, as most Republicans had been weeded out long ago by the Rosellinl administration. Racial Discrimination A sate ,law barring racial dis- crimination by ceies was thrown out by the State Supreme Court a few days ago on a chni- cality. In a 6-3 opinion, the high court ruled that a bill shal not contain more than one subject, and at shall be expressed in the title. In the majority opinion written by Judge Richard B. Ott, the court said that e origirtal, measure when enacted by the 1953 legisla- ture contained wo subjects: one pertaining to certain private ceme- tery operations, md the other to civil rights. State Institution State phns to construct a new institution for delinquent girls and reconstruct an existing boys' school were disclosed here by Garrett Heyns, director of institutions. Heyns said the 1961 legislature will be asked to provide for a proposed girl' institution which would replace the present Martha Washington School in Seattle. He said tb oca, Lion of the Martha Washington School is unsuitable hecanse of its location in a residential district and he ,also declared i.t is inade- quate. The school is presently las- ed from the Seattle Schoa1 Board and hous girls in the 12 to 16 year age group. Heyns said the department plans to call for the sta to buy and re- tain the Luther Burbank School for boYS on Mercer Island, lalso leased from the Seattle School District. While he gave no figures for cost of reconstruction, he said the job would be more economical than er- ecting a completely new institution elsewhere. Lathe Work Truck Body Building Farm Machinery Repairs Heavy Equipment Repairs Welding and Portable Welding CARLSON'S MACHINE SHO.P PYramid 4-4793 NORTH LEWIS STREET m iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii I il: iiii!!i'iiiiii; 3.'Aft tile Songs from Elvis' new movie, l'onisht Is ;So iSh ]or Love; ooden Heart; etc. Reg L.P.- .9; Stero-$4.9 . The nation's newest comic sensation in a fabu. Ious "live" night club per- [ormance. Beg. L.P.-- 83.98; Stereo-S4.98. :  7. The Original Soundtrack from the film "Exodus" by Ernast Gold; Powerful, un- esuai music. Reg. L.P.- $4.98; Ster eo-5.. See our wide selection oT albums by all ariss and labels on regular long-playing or sfereo records. 4-Speed Record Players '19" See our large selecfion of Transistor Radios *27" to '275" also Many brands model *rains including LIONEL and REVELLE, and rain accessories. WHEELER APPLIANCE 119 E. Main PY 4-3852 Rosellini called for a closer scru- tiny of the expense accounts, and Civil Service Law , |11|   . || p said any padding will be cause for .  m= , lr W 141 / !: 0 MORE VALUE . , Can state employes hold pohheal . proseeutmn and f rag. " a . party of frees under the new s te He told directors they have not .... t i , I o0d exarl'l'e on C,Vll serwce la which wen nto BULOVA for Your Mone- Deem sett'ng a g P:  9 r i a r on efect Dec 8 Lawye s d s gee y regular work schedules and office ..... _" ..... __ ___  ELGINS ou.m.n pay more, ,but you 1 ance tele -- -- can r ouy a ,ner ammona hours. He wants long fist - _.= :.-._. k'Y.P aas-, "--"  W I LI:K:) ring than a Keepsake. phone calls paved down and out of '..=.--:---:- . state trips held .to a minimum. [g:i# GRUENS Anyone using a state automobile r 1,-" t". ,,.'-.':.  b ff 1 busmess ACCUTRONS for anything r ut 0 icia " I--"-='-- . will he fired immediately ,and sum-  t.,: ., o ..;.;a;.:..,. := marily. There will be ,no driving  .-    ) ' _^" S. '  from home to the office in a state t... -:4eq..  . .- '/ _ . Gov. Thank Directors  .. f 1 ---- I have said what I wanted to l" /.fl\\;Bl a :,,, s,m --. say and we shall now adjourn, ' rk,d.,.,,.'  "'l_l  /I " [-- said Gov. Rose]lini. " Lm'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.- w" .." "-;' ]    "k(,' Then ,as .an apparent afterthought it he said he wanted to express thanks | | .d.   /(/kk- to directors for the work they did I and I   /" /'\\;Lam]'d'l , for him in the recent gubernatorial ! I  ] Z/2ff / %! ; campaign. They had spent long | lr --*lYe |. "l   .  hours campmgnmg, he sad. " ' l00est Wl$11e$ , o0000mcK $007s.oo "Of course I know you did this I |   ;P HIS Weddin- Rin- e,,^ ,,, ! at sacrifice of your own time," said | "r_ "I'L_ | _ HER EXCELLENCY 8B EXCELLENCY XX _ . u U ,p,uo.vo j i I took our week- /O /11 " ]Kin enlar ed to show dettl Gov. Resell nL t Y . .. | |  21 j,wo, $49.50 21 ,.we,, $49.50 . {. .u.., T-- nd; nodurs.acatin time an" t* I This last "remark so seemed to I CITIZENS OF I t Others ............... : .... From 24.95 , e.e,  , be an afterthought, just in case he | M O N R O E I    had emphasized tod much the long I a * . hours of campaigning, lest anyone I . i Self-winding Watches .,., .. should mistakenly think any drec- I for a very [ - Re-. =o , "u ,,!qq " " l .z Boys, Girls Watches .... ' . there will be no shenanigans in the filer-" ..... ' ................................. " 6.9S up "DAy' overcoats on the swindle sheets. , N - so tri to resorts in t autoo | euDlel'..le Cuckoo ---- ............ 2,95 Live equipment. No journeys out I L,l'llklOlffl/O I ii 7  Delta Pearls '":;2.. i " - ;$.UU U excet m eases of utmost '  CL ^u | . ........... - the stao P " I v,,IAO ................ UP rBI " " ..... P ur enc t will he a taoistic  n I rthstone Rin s .9g .. gime, if all th]s akes place. But _ _ ! t" " e made Ladies Train Cases ............ 2:95 "the boss lad ]t out. And h no request for comment, although .,,,, |  Parker, Scheaffer ! Wallets ..............  o " n - ............... a 4r  Earl Con, director of conservatl ,  alli' I Pa ermae Cross Tie B stat.ement and ed appian yl , I . 7 5 "' a vigorously e]apping h's I .... Most of the other directors aP- " ' I SULLIVAN JEWEl pl:aded. Some did' not look as happy I Mayor 1 Mrs. DV as we have seen them on oer ec KoDert PI. POIIIS !  . 1  I  " I l ti 106 E. Main St. (Use Your Credit  Pay Next Year) p casions, but they came up with the l u.. , Yramsd 4-3477 happy hand ..  .q . ..... .