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Arlington imes Subscription price $4,35 per year; $7.50 per year outside Snoho- mish County. Issued every Thursday. Published at Arlington, Wash- ington, by TNE ARLINGTON TIMES, INC. 426 N. Olympi~ Ave., Arlington, Wash. Telephone GE 5-2498 J. C. CARPENTER, Editor Emeritus EENA CRAWFORD .................................................................... Editor Entered as 2nd Class matter, in the Post Office at Arlington, Wash- ington, 98223 under the Act of March 3, 1879. Y:a!l please come! R was called to our attention last week that many people in this area are not aware that all regular school board and council meetings in Arlington are open to the public. Apparently, we've slipped up somewhere. It has been our policy - or at least, our intention - to publicize the fact that the public is not only welcome to these meetings but they are urged to attend. We seem also to have fated In getting the point across that all citizens are invited to speak from the audience at all school board and council meetings. Of course, to prevent a free-for-all with everyone trying to speak at one time, It is necessary for those wishing to voice opinions to be recognized by either the chairman of the board or the mayor, as the case may be. But we've yet to attend a meeting where a citizen was refused the right to speak. What we're trying to say - and perhaps we are not doing it well- is that EVERYONE has the right to become involved in community government of all kinds. And everyone may exercise this perogative. Perhaps the easiest way to get the point across is to say "You all come." No one will be turned away. If two heads are better than one, imagine what 200or 300 heads could dol Letters to The Ti rues: i Dear Sir: The story I am about to tell is true. The names are chang- ed and the time Is now. Once upon a time there were two men. They were both ma- chinists and both worked at the same plant for the same wages. One was named John and the other was named Bill. John lived in a fine house that he was buying while Bill lived in an old tumbled down house that needed paint, a new roof and a few wln~ows re- placed. John mowed his lawn regularly w h il e Blll never mowed his lawn. There were two old burned out cars that were stripped and turned up- side down in BILl's front lawn. John had four school age child- ren and so did Bill have four "school age children and all eight children rode the same bus to the same school The school board decided that the district needed a new school and a special tax levy was put to a vote of the people to raise money to build a new school. One day at work Bill said to John, ',Boy I'm glad to see that we are going to build a new school. I suppose you are going to vote yes on this new bond issue." John said, "I don't see how I can vote yes, Bill. I am pay- ing over four hundred dollars for real estate tax now while you pay just a little over one hundred dollars. If people like you paid your fair share we wouldn't need a tax increase. I'll vote yes on anything that is fair but not on a one-sided deal like this. "And did you think of people like Mrs. Johnson. The tax on that old farm of hers was over $900 this year without a special levy. It used to be a pretty good farm 20 years ago but since her husband died about eight years ago it hasn't paid her a cent. She told me that she couldn't pay her tax this year. She either has to sell it or lose it after living there over 60 years. Did you know that she Is 85 years old? No, Bill I can't vote yes on this new special levy. It Is too unfair.') + NO CHANGES CONTEMPLATED Reorganization of the ownership of Arlington Times InCa is an- nounced this week with the purchase by Mr. and Mrs. Sire R. Wilson Jr., major stock holders, of the minor interest held by B.H. "Scott" Clag- horn and the late Polly Claghorn. Claghorn has accepted a position of Public Relations Director with the Cascade Management Corp., oper- ators of Arlington Manor Convales- cent Center and will remain in Ar- lington. + The Claghorns came to Arlington in 196~ from Anacortes where they had been associated with the Wil- sons in the publication of a weekly newspaper. Polly Claghorn was named news editor to The TIES and Mre Claghorn was active as photographer and advertising manager. In their roles as representatives of The TIMES in Arlington the Clag- horns made for themselves a niche of responsibility and pleasant re- lationship in community affairs. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson continue as publishers without anticipating any staff changes. They have a back- ground of many years experience in the weekly newspaper field (since 1929) John is right. The school tax is unfair. Why shouldn't Bill pay as much for his children's education as John? Why shouldn't Mrs. JOhnson be exempt from tax altogeth= er. It seems to me that she has paid enough taxes. What good would a new school do her? The city of Arlington is in the news all over the state and schools all over the state have similar problems. What better time than when our next legis- lature meets to put forth a new law whereby everyone will be taxed the same to support our schools. RespectfuLly, Lyle Smith Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped on the Ed- ucation P a r a d e Committee. While both issues did not pass, the M&O did and Arlington is one of the few districts that has passed the funds to main- fain the program continuously over the years, truly remark- able in view of the over-heated controversy now going on. It is disappointing to not have the building monies to take care of the space needs, but according to HEW in a news release Thursday, the 28th of ,May; bonds for school con- struction dropped to a six year low having 56.4 percent put before voters fail as compared to 20.4 percent l0 years age. Districts have failed as many as 14 times, so we do have a ways to go. It's not too early to start thinking about the next trip around and perhaps the economy will turn brighter than the present doldrums. To Scott Claghorn GREAT SCOTT we certainly will miss you regardless of what side the fence you are on and good luck and fortune on your new ventures. In answer to the letter ad- dressed from the Roosevelt staff, I might say I have read the Sanction report, the State Study Team report, the Im- passe report, the Tjomsiand report and the Campanelia report. Now I say to you, read the Board minutes of the past four years, make a check list and see what's been done. The time has come for beth sides to cool Re and get on with the business of education from the tiny wee lad in the deal to believe in. 2 -- The Arlington Times Arlington, Wash. 98223 Thursday, June 4, 1970. kindergarten to the finished product stepping out into the world from the senior class. The reports of recent dates show that both sides are on equal status as far as getting their hands slapped, and it's time to take a positive ap- proach, don't you think?. The AEA should surprise the Board and produce a per- sonnel policy which has been delayed in their favor since April 29, 1968. The Board should surprise the staff and come with an innovative dis- trict improvement. I can think of about half dozen offhand. I trust the negotiations are happily proceeding along har- moniously. Again thanks staff, parents, superintendent, board, SPACE committee, The TIMES and all the wonderful helper~, we did it again. Scott, I don't knowabout you, I think you're lucky. To think I have 21 years to go for Social Security. Yours truly, John Hillis. Dear Editor: In order to avoid a Teal col- lapse in the educational climate in Arlington, I would suggest to Mrs. Reade, the Roosevelt teachers and any other teachers in Arlington who feel it is impossible for them to give our children the best possible education next year, that they immediately and without hesitation ask the school board to release them from their contracts. Our superintendent and board could then proceed to hire teachers for next year who do feel they can give our children the best in education. An interested taxpayer who voted YES on both school issues. Trail ride and breakfast set Horsemen of all ages are invited to a trail ride and cow- boy breakfast Sunday, June 14. This Is an annual event spon- sored by H a r o I d T. Olson, Route 2, Arlington, in order for riders and horses ',to get together" and enjoy anouting. Trail riders will travel to the top of Mt. Ebey where they will be served an appetizing breakfast. The ride will start at Olson's home which is lo- cated on the Jim Creek Road about 3/4 mile from Tr~fton. Anyone wishing to join the group this year is requested to notify Olson of the intention tO attend no later than Satur- eday, June 13. Answers about reorganization and the school Q: How many students willbe served in the kindergarten through sixth grade complex here, including special educa- tion classes? A: Approximately 1,100. Q: Will both a principal and vice principal head the K-6 and special education com- plex? A: No, the complex will be headed by only one principal. The exception is TraRon School, which will be under direction of a head teacher. DECA students conclude year, at breakfast Arlington Distributive Ed- ucation students held their final DECA breakfast for the 1969-70 school year Wednes- day, May 27, at a Sianwoed restaurant. Present for the event in addition to graduating DE stu- dents were those who will participate in the DECA pro- gram here next year. There was a total of 34 in attendance, including John Coxon, Arling- ton High School principal. Ken Watson, director of the AHS Distributive Education Program, presented awards to members who participated in the DECA state leadership conference in Yakima. He also introduced distributive edu- cation students for next year. Larry Nordine, this year's DECA president, reviewed ac- tivities during the year and presented a challenge to future DECA participants, stating that if they desire an active club each person will have to become involved. Concluding t h e breakfast were reports by Cheryl War- dell and Vicki Engeseth onthe fun and activities enjoyed dur- ing DECA's state leadership conference last March. Ray Circle to head Kiwanis Kiwanis Club of Arling- ton installed Ray Circle to lead the club through the coming year, at the May 26 installation and wives night banquet held at the Ever- ett Yacht Club. Serving with Circle are Bob Weller, vice. president, and George Boul- ton. secretary - treasurer ~second year). New mem- bers of the board of di- rectors are Dr. Arne Han- son, Niles Darrow, Ray Al- len and George Bohannon. Outgoing president Mary Hendrickson was presented with an inscribed gavel in appreciation for his ser- vices. Circle is assistant man- ager of Dant & Russell Wood Products, Everett, DON HOFSTRAND of Red Cross headquarters inEverett announces swimming and life saving classes for the area in June and July, with Stan- wood and Arlington swimmers meeting a t W e n b e r g State Park, Lake Goedwin, morn- ings from 10:30 to 12:30 from July 6 to 17. Bus schedules will be announced. 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Stella Clouda, who | r',, O teaches fourth grade at Roose- 0 ~1 O ' velt School, and Doris Marsh, who teaches second grade at Lincoln School. If it takes value to make you believe in a car, believe in the new Buick Skylark. Every Buick is crafted with integrity. Andfilledwith value. You get things like a cooling system that should never overheat, even with air conditioning. You get an automobile so well built that its drive train and chassis are liter- ally tuned to the bias-belted tires that are standard equipment. So that they'll last even longer and provide even greater traction. One other point. Value also has to do with the man who sells and services the car you buy. Good service can help you maintain the value of your new car. Check the good deals your Buick dealer is offering right now on the Buick of your choice. If you're looking for some- thing to believe in, you'll find it there. After all, wouldn't you really rather have a Buick? B oCkmethingvalue/Buick'Dealers" t0 evem. PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT No mUICK MOTOR I~P/JSlO~ M~tg OF I~ILL~NI Cascade District Court docket The following disposRions were made In cases tried in Cascade District Justice Court May 27: Dennis Thorne, Arlington, drunk in public, $24 ball for- lofted. Thomas DeVerna, Arling- ton, driving while intoxicated, $194 fine, 10 days sentence suspended 11 months on con- dltlon he is not charged with nor convicted of any moving violation d u r i n g that time; driver's license removed 30 days. Fred Barker, Tacoma, no valid operator's license on person, $169 fine. Bill B. Dellinger, Everett, driving while intoxicated, $319 fine, Im~ix)sltlon of sentence deferred II months on con= dition he is not charged with nor convicted of any moving violation during that time. Lf condition is met, charge will be reduced to "beinglnpk~si- cal control of a vehicle while intoxicated,s' Robert Spencer, Marysvtlle, driving while license suspend- ed, 30 days tn jail; driving while license suspended (sec- ond coun0, 60 days sentence suspended II months, must produce valid driver's License at end of 11 month period. Dick Wilbur, Granite Falls, defective exhaUSts to serF# one The ' Air.Conditioned Make "Going Out" Fun When we take our family out for dinner, see a show, go shopping, or nearly anything else, we want to be condortable and enjoy ourselves. Where air.cow ditioning is part of the business-place environment, we feel our needs will treated with an attitude of importance. It indicates a businessman who our comfortSis an important part of his success. This modern business leader also knows that his employees will treat us bettex when they are not fretting about excessive humidity and overly high tempera" tures. In short, the "Air.Conditioned Ones" make both business and enter" tainment more fun and less strain for customers and employees alike. Board of Commissioners: Walt Jones, Chairman; Tom Ouast, Vice-Chairman; Magnar Lervick