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PAGE FOUR THE ARLINGTON TIMES, ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 1953. Arliugl0n i imr Successor to THE HKLLER CITY TIMES Vol. LX\, I. Thursday, August 27, 1.);).,. No. 18 ~bserlption Price $2.50 Per Year; $3.00 per Year outside Snoho- mlsh County. Issued every Thursday. Published at Arlington, Washington, by THE ARLINGTON PRINTING CO. J. C. CARPENTER -- FRANK MARSH L C. CARPENTER Editor & Mgr Enlered as 2nd Class'matterl in'the'Post Office at'Arlington, Wash. Ington, under the act of March 3, 1879. EDITORIAL THE REFORMATORY RIOT It is easy for those of us inexperienced in dealing with criminals to offer off-hand some criticism of our penal institulions and tlleir conduct. Conduct which has resulled, in recent montlls, in prison riots, the latest of which was here in our own county, last Thursday at the Monroe Reformatory. We know little of the handling of prisoners at' the Monroe institution. We have, however, wondered at the title "Reformatory," when we are aware that hardened criminals are imprisoned there. While we would criticize the housing of first-time of- fenders in an institution that contains confirmed erimin- als, we shouhl direct our criticism, not at prison officials, who h)ng ago pointed out this error, but to ourselves and our legislators, who after all, are responsible for this con- dition. We note that there is deternlined effort, on the part of some to find out who it was that fired the shot that killed one of the rioters. It is our hope that this informa- lion never conies to light. If guards are not to use guns when criminals attack, lhey should not have guns. We do not advocate wholesale killing, but we do think when firemen were forced', to use a stream of water to protect themselves from the nlurder(ms attack of criminals, while attempting to put out the fire net by these crinfinals, they should have had the protection of men arlne(l with guns, and who were not at!raid to use them, The epidemic of prison riots spreading throughout the United States, we think, is due to the fact that the crafty criminals know the average American shrinks from shooting another human being. They know the story; they havefead tim news and heard it on the radio. Ti ev know th(!v arc protected bv a nmudlin l)ublic sympaihy. They have nothing to lose. As for Monroe. We wonder wily lhe inmates chose to destroy those buildings that onlv "serve to add to their Aldercrest Sanitorium SHOULD IT BE CONSOLIDATED WITH FIRLANDS? This is the last instalment of the meat regarding proposed consolidation "SEC. 3 The state director of health shall annually review the tuberculosis hospitalization pro- gram in the state to determine if, through the consolidation of tu- 0erculosis patients from smaller hospitals into larger tuberculosis hospitals which maintain good standards of medical care as de- termined by the state department bulletin from the State Health Depart- of Aldercrest Sanatorium and Flrlanas. port o.f tuberculosis sanatoria. 2. In order to conserve stale tax funds and to stay within the sums appropriated by the Leg- islature, it has been recom- mended that Aldercrest Sana- torium be discontinued no la- ter than December 31, 1953. The saving by so doing is es- timated to be about $100,000 of health, a financial saving will result to the state tuberculosis equalization fund. Before giving the notice of consolidation here- inafter provided the director of health shall conduct a public hearing at the county seat of the county wherein the smaller af- fected hospital is located; thirty days' notice of such hearing shall be given by the director of health in a manner so as to notify the affected hospital and the general public. If he so determines he shall notify the county or coun- ties, as the case may be, of the facts, requesting that such con- solidation be effectuated within a reasonable time but not to ex- ceed one year from the date of such notification. If the county or counties refuse to make such consolidation, the director of health shall then allow from the state tuberculosis equalization fund only the amount of money that he estimates would have been the cost against the tuber- culosis equalization fund if con- solidation had been effected. Funds needed by said county or counties to operate their tuber- culosis hospital over and above the six-tenths mill tax levy and above allotted state equalization fund amounts shall then be the financial responsibility of the said county or counties." Therefore, in summary: 1. The counties have basic re- sponsibility for the hospitali- zation of tuberculous patients, but the state puts in five times as much money as do the counties for the financial sup- A Word From The Governor By Arthur B. Langlie EVERY MONTH the Drivers' Di ¢ision of the Department of Li- censes receives from 30,000 to 50,- 000 traffic cita- own welfare? The heating plant, the laun(try, the can- tion reports for processing and nery, etc. recording. They We wonder if there is enough information given out come from all about the Monroe "refonnatory." flow ninny people re- over the State, • . . and are used in alize the facflltms at the lnS|lilltlon (lesl ,ned to furnish the new Hearing 1)rograms. program under which the De- There is a fully equipped machine shop, carpenter partment is pur- sllop, laundry, cannery, library, where inmates have tools suing corrective ,measures and equipment not accessil)le to every young man, whoI _ . against the 15% wishes to learn a trade. The institution maintains mw ofI ov. Langlie of t h e State's registered drivers who are re- the outstanding dairy herds of the state, and many inqsponsible for most of theacci- mates are emi)lov(d',-: in tlfis enterprise. '~ Jldents on our highways. The inmates are well fed on clean, holesome, • food I violation" Every convictiOnis entered fOron thea traffiCdriv. er's record and each of a list of about 25 types of violations is charged with a variable number of points, depending on the se- verity of the violation. prepared and served in a modern kitchen. We have been entertai led by inmates who are given an opportunity to learn and enjoy their music. Surely it would seem some effort is being made to restore these people to society• We recall that for several years past the play lJut on by the inmates at Monroe has attracted crowds from all over the county. It was said that this was the only way in which funds could be raised to provide athletic equip- ment. Strangely, Jt , as, in addition to bricks and rocks, baseballs and baseball bats that were hurled at guards During the month of May of this year, 802 warning letters were sent to persons who had ac- cumulated eight points, and 236 hearings were held for repeaters who had accumulated 10 to 12 points. DRIVING A CAR on our public highways is not a RIGHT.-It is a PRIVILEGE that must be earned ~through qualifying examination, and firemen, and in turn, retained through sat- , . - , isfactory driving performance• Let s try to get at. the bottom at the matter. Lets Our State is one of the few find out if timre is a better x ay"- in which to reha'bilitatei i . . . " " " . . "." which are administering a v~smn . . " . . test ano a Denind,-me-wneel arty- those who have comm,tted crmms against socmty, and a ling examination for new appli- better way, ifthere is one, of caring for the confirnled cants, and, when deemed neces- sary, Lo drivers renewing their criminal who has surrendered his right to associate in a licen~6s. Examination of all new applicants also covers rules of the road and knowledge of road signs. Drivers with records of acci- i dents or violations are among the first to be given some type of renewal examination before re- issuance of the driver privilege. free society• But let's be careful that we do not glamorize the ci'iminal and make scapegoats of those public se rvants who do their duty. Seattle reached a half million[ Othello increased 61% in pop: population in 1953. I ulation in 1952. Washington's newest incorpor-[ ated municipality is Normandy • o Park. [ qELL IT--If you h~ve any artlcl~ Spokane at 174,000 is Washing-I of furniture, noz in use, try 6 ton's second city. - j Times classified ad [Our 3reat America 4' gzd/_ ] 6ooD AHO ~UfiC-,RW A/ItC~l~Atd'~ FOREST I¢lRIf ~:l~,lTl~ IT IS SURPRISING how many persons fail in their first driver tests. Figures show that of those taking the examination the first time, about 259~ failed and had to take them over. The State has 72 civilian and 5 commissioned full-time examiners to handle these applications. Any~ driver who has not kept his license cur- rent in the immediate preceding four years is required to take an examination in order to obtain a new permit. Out-of-state drivers applying for a Washington li- cense for the first time also must take an examination, and it is in- teresting to note that a higher percentage of this group fails in the first examination than of the young Washingtonians who have reached the age of eligibility for obtaining a license and take their first tests. During the past year, more than 85,000 new licenses were granted, and 475,000 were re-issued. EFFECTIVENESS of the Hear- ing Program relative to in- creased safety on our highways is shown by the following facts: 1. About 90% of all drivers who have been given a hearing after accumulating 10 to 12 points on their driver record complete the probationary p e r i o d without fu,ther violations. z. Approximately one-half of the drivers who received warning letters after accumulating eight points, drive without further vlo. latlons for a year or more. WFTt4 D'~RRICK AND IO OF ~fAE 60 WO@.LD'~ annually• 3. Full exploration be done in the next six months as to the use of Aldercrest Sanatorium for some other purpose, such as chronic disease care, etc. 4. Because of the new, highly technical methods of medical care for tuberculosis patients, one can reasonably expect an improvement, not a worsening, of the quality of care for the patients by such consolidation. 5. When all advantages of con- solidation are added up, they far outweigh the few disadvan- tages-the main objection be- ing the slight inconvenience for relatives who live in the east end of the county in vis- iting patients. But it must be pointed out that the counties and state pay 85(9 bf the total cost of hospital care. The pa- tient and relatives can make this as their responsibility. 6. We wish to call attention to the fact that the final decision concerning congolidation of Al- dercrest is~up to the Snohomish Board of County Commission- ers. Their position is made dif- ficult because of the fact that if consolidation is not done by 1954, then Snohomish County will need to provide out of lo- cal funds the additional $100,- 000 -- $125,000 annually to make up the difference be- tween the cost of care at Alder- crest over what the estimates show for care at Firland. O GEMS OF THOUGHT WISDOM If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth l0 all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.- James 1:5. • , • Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.--Wordswort h. • Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so for~ver no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.--Seneca. Wisdotn is only in truth.- Goethe. • • • Wisdom in human action be- gins with what is nearest right under the circumstances, and thence achieves the absolute.-- Mary Baker, Eddy. • The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.--August W. Hare. PHONE 2601 COAST-TO- COAST Arlington & Installation For SHOVEL DRAGLINE or Hoe Work Call S. V. LEDBETTER Phone 3545 Arlington Dr. W. Glen Biihr OPTOMETRIST 310 Olympic Arlington, Wash. - nouns - Phone 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 3131 CLOSED TUESDAYS IN-A.WALL FURNACE WINKES HARDWARE ARLINGTON More Calves Go to Market In last week's Times we pub- lished an article abgut the dwind- iing receipts from a calf sale, in ~vhich the seller wound up with $1.54 on a 100 lb. animal, after all the "deducks" were taken out. Another farmer reports his ex- perience this week, showing us a ~latement as follows: 1 calf, weight 150 lbs. al $1~ $27; 1 calf, 155 lbs. at $18.25, $28.29; Total, $55.29; Deductions Hauling $3.00, Insurance ,01, in- spection, .40, commission $1.50 yardage 1.20, total, deductions $6.11; net to owner, $49.18. Oil Stove Need Call TROUBLE SHOOTER WINKES HARDWARE PHONE 643 Many of the U. S. Forest Ser-I v'~ .~ -,Do SIIIOK~'JUlIltaffI'S prolec[ Nor! hwest woods. [ I Lincoln county has seve~ ] banks. I In Arlington - KILLOUGH for OPTOMETRIST BAyview 9015 2612 Colby Avenue Everett, I I I :;5: • .. undoubtedly the most ilnportant l)eol)le in tiffs or any COnl- nmnity . . . they "n'e today's yonth. They will be tomorrow's business nlen an(l wonlen, teachers, doctors, lawyers, iner- chants, farmers, and civic leaders. Next week they go back to school. The Citizens State Bank salutes the youth of this com- munily.., and lhe teachers who have the/real resi)onsil)iliiy (,1' training (mr youth to be great American eilizens. Let's give our seh()ol system and our teachers every possible belt) during the c(mling school 3'ear... let's take a part in school activities and co-el)crate 100 per cent. Let's show that fellow and his sister, from the little ones to the big ones, that we are inter- coted in them and their progress. 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