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February 8, 1962

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lidents of Issaquah )1 District will go to the Tuesday to vote on four Y - raising propositions hool purposes. measures are: A $500,000 bond issue e building fund. A 7%-m111 levy to $87,000 for the same $e. fi 6.9-mill levy to raise for maintenance and I1. n 8-mill levy to pro- 3,000 for equipment cURies at the High )1 building now under ruction. Otal of 1743 votes must st to validate the elec- .rod of this number at lo46 must be favorable to carry each of the proposals, under the 60 nt majority required "g measures 'LING PLACES, al l from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m., reclnct first and voting place second: Paterson, Fall City School; Preston, Snow Valley, Pres- ton Community Club; Beaver Lake, CYO Camp; Pine Lake and Monohan, Pine Lake Community Club; Sunset and Squak Mountain, Leo's Auto- motive Service; Gilman, Ti- ger Mountain and Issaquah 1, 2 and 3, Junior High School gym. Cedar Mountain, Road Dis- tract shop in Maple Valley: May Valley, Maple Hills, Coalfiled, Renhill, May Val- ley School; Hobart, Hobart Grange H a I l; Newcastle, Tyee Lodge Hall; Lorraine School; Issaquah 3 and 4, and Willow Ridge, Sunset City Hail; Boren, Hazelwood Fire Station, 112 Ave. S. E. and S. E. 68th Street; Cou- gar Mountain, Eastgate grade school; Sarnmamish, Highland Junior High, 15027 N. E. Bellevue - Redmond Road. IN SUPPORT of the build- ing fund measures the school board has pointed out that Issaquah is an emergency school building district and must pass both the bond is- sue and the 7-mill building levy in order to retain that classification. The emergency designa- tion entitles the district to special consideration as an area of rapid growth and means heavy state assistance in building  assistance like that given for the new high school and three other cur- rent building projects here. Failure to pass the two measures would cost heavily in state •upport at the very time when the board is faced with providing for about 400 more pupils each year as the coming of new resident• continues. THE SCHOOL BOARD has outlined a building program which includes a new 16- room elementary school in the Renton Suburban area to be completed by September of 1963. A new Junior High administration o f f i c e, li- brary, cafetorium, two new physical education teaching stations and new girls' P. E. dres•ing facilities, are to be completed as quickly as pos- sible. Enrollment in the Junior High School will be close to 750 in September of 1962. Continued growth in the next few years will increase to a maximum of 1,000 stu- dents. These will be taught in the present Junior High and Senior High buildings. The proposed Junior High administration building, li- brary, cafetorium and phy•i- cat education facilities would ease the problem of handling this large enrollment more effectively. The School Board also plans an eight room addition to Sunset Elementary from these funds. FUNDS from Proposition 3 would purchase three new school buses, provide funds to help operate the kinder- garten program and pur- chase books, supplies and materials necessary for the continued growth of the • chool population. Proposition 4 would pro- vide funds to purchase items for the new High School which are not matchable by the State. These would in- clude bleachers and back. boards for the new gymnas- ium, music equipment, •tage equipment, seating and stor- age carts for the cafetorium, topsoil and grass seed for the outdoor physical educa- tion fields, baseball, track and football fields and light- ing for these activities. All • chool districts must provide these facilities from local funds as the State Board will not match on the above items. School Board members point out that Issaquah is a r a p i d I y growing district. Present enrollment totals 3,100 and is rising yearly. Classrooms a n d teaching • pace must be ready for these youngsters when they are ready to enroll, the board said. MOUNTAIN PARK FOLK SUPPORT SCHOOL MEASURES Mountain Park Commun- ity Improvement Club, meet- ing 50-•trong Friday night at Gibson Hall, voted •upport of the four school proposition• in the election next Tuesday. The action was taken after a panel of school officials outlined the ballot measurem and explained their purpose•. Panelists were Clyde Mat- tars, assistant •uperinten- dent of schools, Harold Stonebrldge and Francis Cushman, both school direc. tors. John Mlddleton, club pres- ident, presided. THE ISSAQUAH PRESS Serving Issaquah, High Point, Preston, Upper Preston, Hobart, Coalfield, Pine Lake, Beaver lake, Lake $ammamlsh, Newcastle, Wilinwridge 62-. No. 6 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS, ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON 10c PER COPY Thursday, February 8, 1962 Going New Post Office 00re! Site Is Opfioned A site for a new Issaquah post office near the city hall has been taken by the re- glonai office of the post of- rice department and a call for bids for construction is expected soon. The site is on land owned by James W. Gregory on the north side of Sunset Way west of Eighth Avenue. The successful bidder on the job would be required to take over the option, put up the building to post office speci- fication and lease it to the said the office has been at its present location since 1944. For nearly 20 years before that it was in the rear of the bank building. The postmaster said he was hopeful that the project will move along rapidly from now on. "We certainly need the space and the additional boxes," he said. Employees at the office include clerks Ethel Inger, Myrtle Stephenson and Edith don and comment by i I I i s..wo.o,. City Officials to Be Speaker Vote Salary Hike the 8 p. m. Wednesday night meeting of Issaquah Junior Chamber of Commerce, Pres- ident Rhico Allen said to- day. To allow the public to at- tend the meeting will be in Gibson Hall. Allen said there will be an opportunity to question the commissioner about matters of local inter- est. James Stephenson, IX)- litical activities chairman, arranged for the program. Hughes and the rural car- Registry Books department on a long-term riers, Walter Watkios on Close Saturday basis with renewal options. Route I and David Connel- POSTMASTER James R. ly on Route 2 ....... Last call tN) regi•ta" far City councilmen delayed opening their meeting Mon- day night while they inspect- ed the newly enlar1ed and refinished offlce of the city clerk and treasurer. After volcing approval of the paneling and furniture they convened in the library room, in more comfortable circumstances than at the last meeting when both rooms were torn up with re- modeling. AN ORDINANCE raising council pay to $10 per meet- ing and putting the city treasurer'• salary at 0 per month was adopted. The In- crease in council pay vtll not a hazard to •mall children. The council authorized an additional •treat light on ML Jupiter Drive, approved ap- pointment of Edgar Morrtson to the planning commission vacancy and iald a bundle of chores in the lap of Roy Paterson, chairman of the council ordinance committee. One of these was the prep- aration of a dog ordinance "with teeth in it"; as Mayor Flintoft expreased it. Bert Carlson, local kennel owner, said he would consider 0err- ing as poundmter ff the city would provide legal backing for the operaUon. John L. Fournier Achievement-- Week's front page the Issaquah ng names of five tudents in Iss- School and l Students named roll gives where it is The attain- good grades too seems to be a goal t the maze of actvt- ang most boys lese days. The "wellrounded" calls for dabbling ,ny areas of interest supplant- ned yen .r. than. average often re- OWever, that stu- making highest also manage to n their share ar events, in its on sheer top athletes known bof top scho- oth are am- our scheme of ve believe at the level  and too--even might wel- clubs and out- which certain- compete with time Otherwise might be n attaining good mend the stu- Were named their scho- Stephenson said he under- stood the proposed building would have about 6000 square feet compared to the approximately 1400 square feet in the present rented quarters. Stephenson said nearly 1900 firms, families or indi- viduals get mail through the Issaquah office. These In- clude holders of 572 post Qf- rice boxes, the 574 boxes on Route 1 and 562 on Route 2. About 160 get mail general delivery for lack of enough boxes. STEPHENSON, *who has been postmaster since 1937, HONORARY AT WSU ADMITS 2 FROM HERE Two Iaquah students, Mary Barbara Ardussi and James H. Stonebridge, sen- iors at Washington State University, have been ad- mitted to Phi Kappa Phi, na- tional scholarship honor so- ciety whose members come from the upper 12 and per cent of the senior class. Miss Ardussi is the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ardussi. Stonebridge's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stonebridge. On We're on the schoolsIssa. are con- an import- bond issue II extra levy will direct- physical fa- Issaquah Is t r i c t. While quipment make or good school sys- figure Naturalist - Writer. overall pic- in this fast- the problem ply by sta- P"etlnutd on Page E voting In the March IE €Ity general electionl City Cler Doris Mclnn mid registration beoks will close at noon Saturday. To accomodate late rlistrants Mrs. McGinn said she will open her offica in the city hall from 9 a. m. to 12 SOt- urday. Those who have not registmml by noon will not be able to vote. On the ballot of the March 13 election will ha names of candidates for four council and one €Ity treas- urer position and the refer- endum on fluoridation of I1. uquah water. benefit any of the o.mncll- men during their present terms but those elected in March will get the increase after new terms •tart in June. Two matters of litigation came up for mention. Mayor J. W. Fiintoft reported that a finding of facts in the dis- pute between the Issaquah Gun Club and the city over a tract of land southeast of town has been signed in •u- parlor court. The city suc- cessfully defended its claim in the recent court hearing. City Attorney Walter Cur- nutt was authorized to em- ploy help for the city in court action it faces from Dr. Ernest Rhodefer in con- nection with his efforts to secure enforcement against an adjoining property owner under a city zoning ordi- nance. EMPLOYMENT of apprais- ers for property involved in an Alder Place street wld. ing proposal and of a sm'- veyor to establish lines of city park property near the fish hatchery also was auth- orized. Police Chief Forrest Goodrow was asked to check into reports that lumber piles near the property are THII RI mils- ure would provide licenee fees, at prent I;2 for male dogs and •payed females and $3 for other females, would establish how long stray dogs should be impounded unclaimed before they might be disposed of and would authorize such disposal. Pen- altles for violations would be set. Asked how many dogs had been licensed this year under the present ordinance, Mrs. McGinn told the council: "three." "And how many lt year?" "Five." Also needed, the mayor • aid, is a business license or- dinance more inclusive than the present one and more in line with those of neighbor- lag towns which Iseaquah firms must buy licenses if they wish to operate there. Preparation of an ordi- nance to define the powers and duties and set the meet- ings of the dt park board was referred to Paterson also. Brush-grown lots, an eye- sore in some parts of town, might well be the tarot of some stiffer city regulations, the mayor •tated. Irving Petite, Issaquah author, gets up welcome the other day. It included the mail for [is subst;tu'  carrier run a four-figures check from Readers on Route 2 out of the lssaquah post Digest for a story tentatively sched- office. Pefito's own mall was most uled for publication in April Question Mark In Issaquah Schools Junior High School pupils dramatize the big question ;n Issaquah School District, which s "Can we provide buildings fast enough to take care of the pupil increase?" Tuesday's school election measures am seen as an op- portunity for residents of the district to say "Yes" Serve-U Employs New Supervisor Robert Welch, former manager of a •tore at Rear- dan, took over management of the Grange Serve-U store this week sucoseding John Kramer who resigned effec- tive February I. Welch, his wife Ruth and their •mall daughter will live at the Elvin Barlow home until they can get a suitable house. The new manager, a veteran of war-time army service in the •ame company with Jerry Anderson, Issa- quah, has been at Reardan for •even Other full-time employees are Mrs. Joan Karvia, 18 years an employe, Mrs. Imo- gene Woodside, Mrs. Phyllis Chevalier, Dan Kramer, Jim Podkranic, Jerry Kramer and Larry Freed. There are oth- er part-time and rush sea- School Policy Is P-TA Topic Clark P-TA will hear a dis- cussion by School Board members on school policy at its 8 p.m. Tuesday night meeting in the •ehool: Jim Tampourlo• will be modera- tor. Questions from the floor will be answered. Other events of the meet- ing will be a Founder's Day ceremony and an inspection of the new library. Tiger Mountain Author Hits 'Big Time' Again Boehm'• Candy Kitchen, and one on birds made by chil- dren at Clark School. Petite gives others much credit for what he has done. "My parents and grand- parents," he said, "instilled in me a love of and appre- ciation for the world of na- ture. Their teaching was sound, for I have found, throughout my life, real meaning In Thoreau's state- ment: here can be no very deep melancholy to one who lives in th amidst of nature and has his sense• still'." THE YAKIMA Indian peo- ple, he •aid, also taught him much and he gets lnspira- tion from his brother Paul, • aster-in-law Jackie and he- phews and nieces Randy, Su- san, Lands and Paul Jr., who live near him on the same Tiger Mountain property. To Issaquah Postmaster James Stephenson, for whom Petite works as substitute rural mail carrier, goes his supreme tribute, however. If Stepbenson can be persuaded to make a certain secret "sign" over a manuscript be- ing mailed out of the Issa- quah post office  well, that • tory is Just bound to sell! son employes. Kramer was assedated with the •tore for Lne years. He plans to give his time to operation of the Coast to Coast Store which he owns Jointly with his son, Jack Kremer. The •tore was founded in 1915. Directors include C. J. Sween, chairman of the board, who Is been a direc- tor 45 years, Henry Bergs- ms, Clyde Darst, Roy Pick- ering, Theodore Erickson, Elvin Barlow, and A. V. Howe of Fall City. LIONS APPROVE SCHOOL REQUESTS Issaquah Lions Club en- dorsed unanimously all school election propositions at their last meeting The regular dinner meet- ing will be held tonight at 7 p. m. at Eagles Hall. After- wards all members will at- tend the wrestling matches at the high school gFm be- tween Issaquah and Lake Washingtm. RAMBLING AROUND... w LML If your children are run. nlng around naked, Brady'• can help you . . . Whatever happened to Clark bars???? When we speak of voting for school measures, it must be in the back of every voters mind, "What does this cost me?" Did you know that if all four •chool measures pass, it will cost the owner of a $16,000 home a total of $25 in increased taxes and that i• only for the year 19637 Sometimes It seem• that things •hould be put more on a dollar and cents basis ... It is not a question if they are good, as we pro- bably would all agree that they are, but can we afford them... What parent could not afford this for their chil- dren . • • Clertse Mays of' Maya Upholstery shows his poetic nature this week . . . HapPY Lincoln's birthday. HapPY National Beauty Sa- lon week . • • Bob Fraas of Valley Pharmacy has some educational tidbits on Vaien- tire'• Day for you . . . Hap- py Valentine'• Day . . . Di you hear that Chuck Powers made the big city papers??? Happy Founders Day... You know with all these holidays coming up next week . . . maybe we should all take a week off . . . MARK ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. Phil Erick- son he•ted a dinner party at the Eagle• Inn at Kenmore Sunday in honor of the 45th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson. Ire has done It again! marine trips to the Orient For the second time in 18 and South America. But Is- month•, Irving Petite, Iasa- •aquah and the Tiger Moun- quah'• naturalist-writer has taln claim have been his • placed a feature •tory with home base for 20 years. Reader's Digest. A four-ft- During the earlier part of gules check from the map- his life here he wrote, wrote, zine and a telephone call wrote for a Seattle newspa- from New York for blogra- per's Sunda ma__gaz/ne and phical infornmtion indicate rote section -- a period he that his story 'rhe Mink'• in refers to as his apprentice- the Sink" will appear in the ship. MinUng his observa- April issue of the interns- tions of animal• and people tionally circulated magazine, into saleable newspaper •tor- Like the earlier stories, fes taught him to handle the 'he Deer Who Came to language In the way that has Breakfast" and "Bear Tracks come to appeal to progres- in the Bathtub", Petite'• lat- steely tougher and tougher eat deals with the way in markets..With the Digest which the Tiger Mountain be has come close to the top bachelor'• animal neighbors in feature writing poasiblli- move in with hint ties. The readership of such DESPITE the increased so- varied publications as the phlstlcation of his market New York Time• travel sac- he has retained a homely tlon, the Chtcago Tribune and direct terseness of style travel •action, the F o r d which enables him to •ketch Time• and Nature and Au- a scene, situation or charac- dubon Magazines have got to ter in a few telling words read Petite'• Iuaquah-locale as when he described the yarns, bear as "all feet and claws ALTHOUGH Petite is con- and wide-open mouth with a vlnced that there is no place pink triangular underlip." like Issaquah that eonvtetlon Local features of his news- is not based on ignorance of paper days Included one on the rest of the world. Among Gibson Bayh, San Francisco Ms experiences are merchant d r • • • deslsner, one on CALENDAR... THURSDAY Lions, 7 p. m. Eagles Hall. May Valley P-TA meeting, 8 p. m., school. Lions Club, 7 p. m. Eagles Hall. May Valley P-TA, 8 p. m. May Valley School. FRIDAY Odd Fellows, 8 p. m. Odd Fellows Hall. MONDAY Lincoln's Birthday. Iasaquah Grange, 8 p. m. Grange Hall. Lady Lions, out of town. TUESDAY School Election, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Issaquah Chamber of Com- merce Board meeting, 1:30 p. m. Hi Ten Bowl. Clark P.TA, 8 p. m. Clark School. B. P. W., 7:30 p. m. Fire- men's Hall. Kiwanis, 6:30 p. m. Gab- son Hall. Knight'• of Pythias, 8 p. nt Odd Fellows Hall. WEDNESDAY Valentine's Day. Eagle•, 8 p. m. Eagle• Hall. Eastern S t a r, Masonic Hall. Camp Fire Leader meet, 9:30 a. m. Gibson lall. Jaycees, 8 p.m. Gibson Hall, public meeting, County Commissioner Scott Wallace, speaker. Pine Lake Garden Club, 11 a. m., Edward Erickson home. Junior Chamber public meeting, 8 p. nt Gibson Hall, County Commissioner Scott Wallace, speaker. FRIDAY, FEB. 16 JC Wives Card Party, 8 p. m. Gibson Hall. Fun Frolics Registration Ends March 1 Pun Frolics, the annual variety •how sponsored by the Greater Issaquah Com- munity Council, will be held in the High School auditor- ium on Friday and Satur- day, April 6 and 7. Community groups wishing to stage or sponsor an Ot are asked to register their entries by March I. Mrs. Catherine Morse or Mrs. Lois Middleton at EX 2-6434 will take registrations. Groups in need of ideas may get suggestions from them. Also available are • uggestions for group• which do not want to partieiptte in the show directly but will • ponsor an act. Bob Mahoney, Junior Chamber of Commerce rap. resentative, is business man- ager for Fun Frolics this year. Groups already signed up include Kiwanis, Business and Professional Women's Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Issaquah Garden, Club, Mountain Park Community Club and the Junior Chime bar.