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Going Here! Serving Issaquah, High Point, Preston, Upper Preston, Hobart, Coalflold, Pine Lake, Beaver Lake, Lake Sammamish, Newcastle, Willowrldge ~'ol. 6.~ ~ No. 19 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS, ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON 10c PF~ COPY Thursday. May 9, 1963 and comment by ~ubllsher - John L. FournMr in your list of all at 100 per cent on." That is the order last week to all assessors by the Commission. With naive disclaimer of to raise taxes dear old State of many taxpayers of this order are many of the as- and discounting or fancied inequi- may exist the state, it is that there is some )lan for boosting simple Lg the ' there will never agreement as of taxation or the The Issaquah business com- munity has been asked by the city how much it should pay in city business license fees. The request for its views was made by Mayor J. w. Flintoft as he ended a hear-, ing on a proposed schedule of fees at the Monday night City Council meeting. The request was made of Chamber of Commerce President Bill Lawrence. Lawrence said he would poll local business men and have their representatives meet with the Council in a committee session M o n d a y night. The proposed ordinance, subject of a year's study, was tabled pending a report from that meeting. Objection to the measure centered on the section which set annual license fees of $30, $50, and $80 and divided all local firms into one of the three license classes. Dissatisfied visitors were principally concerned at finding themselves in ahigher bracket than they felt they should be. Little doubt was voiced about the necessity for the of taxation on prop- 'related toourheavy TO Dedicate taxes which almost pays in one form - and in most several forms. But point emerges experience in the Washington. The of this state do not ~h - eavy property tax- have definitely their will through in upholding and the 40-mill tax )erty law. Commission or group believes can raise property again and again the simple expedi- ising the base, it elves real battle. Taxpay- not yet recovered their wounds from their April and they are to take further School May 19 Issaquah's new high school will be dedicated on Sunday, May 19. at 3 O'clock in the afternoon. Dedication cer- emonies are being arranged by the High School P-TA. Louis Bruno, State Superin- tendent of Public Instruction, will deliver the dedicatory speech. Other state, county and neighboring educators are expected to attend The new high school has been lauded by visiting ed- ucators as one of the finest school facilities they have ever Seen. The building, completed and occupied last fall, cost a total of $1,600,000. CALENDAR... NEWS DEADIANE 12:M P.M. TUESDAY THURSDAY a trio of federal have decided Washington State re-apportion- el, that the gover- the legislature will act if we are to avoid ballot situa- the next general The federal court would In at-large legisla- which would be- less than im- if you will, a the names of 'Candidate for the and senate, being In every county Information meeting f o r parents of sixth grade child- ren who will enter Junior High School next fail. 7"30 p.m., Junior High auditorium. Sunset School pre-school roundup, 9:30-I0:45 a.m., I:15- 2:30 p.m. FRIDAY Sunny H i I I s pre-school roundup, 9:30-10:45 a.m., 1:15- 2:30 p.m. Mothers Tea, 1:30 p.m., High School cafetorium. School Safety Patrol out- ing, Santa Fair. SATURDAY Talk on mathematics and mathematicians, Dr. Carl Allendorfer, Purdue Univer- sity, 3 p.m., Pacific Science Center. license measure. It is in- tended to do three things; yield about twice the $3500 the old $25 fiat fee system produced annually, provide for a gradation related to "abil- ity to pay" and get some license income from out-of- town firms and door-to-door operations d oin g business here. Harry Worrell, local barber, fired the first volley. HeI said he had been in touch with nearly all the city clerks in the county and none of them extorted anything like $30 from a one-chair barber shop. Fees ranged from nothing at Auburn to $16.50 at North Bend, he said. Lawrence objected to his real estate business being bracketed at $50 with enter- prises which, he said, have a much higher return. He urged that the city base its fees on net income. Councilman Roy Peterson said this would make extra work and would require a higher fee to pay for collec- tion costs. Business men probably would object to mak- ing reports on this part of their business, he added. Mayor FlintoR called atten- SUNDAY who are our Mothers Day. and sena- TUESDAY ~na this area? Are East Shore Unitarian ones that were Church women, 10 a.m., Ed- district orisMr, wards R. Fish, Jr. home. Building Fund Levy O'Brien our rep- ElecUon, report on bazaar. Baby-sitting provided. (I f n't you call your rainy day, meeting will be and sena- attbe church12700 S.E. 32nd Need is Outlined and askthem St., Factoria. ! were unable to WEDNESDAY tion to the circumstance that some groups of professional people may form a corporation and receive a salary from it, thus, apparently, being exempt from individual licensing. The Council informally ap- proved allowing "safe and sane" fireworks in the city and told the Lions Club, whichhad asked the relaxation, that it could plan on selling the sparklers and similar items as a m~ney-raising project just before the Fourth of July. The request was made by Elmer Haro. There were no objections. Fire Chief Bill Doherty said the permitted devices are all non-aerial and are not hazardous. An ordi- nance will be passed authoriz- ing their use in the city. To facilitate business dis- trict street sweeping an ordi- nance was passed banning parking during certain night hours. Between 3 and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday no vehicles are to be parked on 10th Avenue from Andrews to Highway 2 or on Sunset Way from 3rd to 12th Avenue. Parking for periods longer than two hours is also for- bidden between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 10th Avenue from Andrews to Highway 2 and on Sunset Way from 8th to 12th Ave. A recommendation from Richard Wolff, engineer, read to the council, was that broad- leaved trees on an acre around the city water source be killed by hormone treatment, re- moved, and the land planted to evergreens to keepdecayed leaves from getting into the water supply. A letter from- Planning Commission chairman Herb Herrington asked that the city planning ordinance be amend- ed to allow payment of the commission secretary. Herr- ington said that, although it had lacked a quorum the Com- mission approved vacating 150 feet of South 9th Street for junior High School building purposes. The council will hold a hearing on this request, reserving easements for water and sewer and asking the School District to pay legal and publication costs of the action. A bill for $1431.93 for in- surance premiums was re- ceived from the Powers Agency and councilmen noted School Issues to Be Talked at Co{fee Hour Issaquah School District's needs and problems will be discussed at an informal cof- fee hour from 4 - 5 p.m. on May 13 in the Clark school multipurpose room. The Issaquab EducationAs- sociation and the Clark P-TA are happy to be able to pro- vide this time for the public to informally meet with jim Gunderson of the lssaquab School Board and Les Black- well, president oftbelssaquah Education Association who will endeavor to answerques- tions regarding the issues in the May 21 election. that this was about $50 above the bid accepted recently for city liability and false arrest coverage. The addition was described as being for taxes and for the Memorial Field grandstand, not included in the original policy offer. Councilmen expressed dis- appointment and suggested that future calls for bids be more explicit in their speci- ficatons. It was pointed out in the agency's letter that the school district has been carrying the insurance on the stands which have been used for school athletic events. Warner Erickson tendered his resignation from the City Planning Commission. Letters of approval of the City Council's stand in abol- ishing gambling devices were read. Signers included Mrs. Ethel Reeves, Mrs. Grace Taggert, Mrs. Alfred Deran- Inn and Niels H. Thannum. Ray Schultz, Tom Francis and the Rev. Russell Hen- drickson were appointed to terms of 3, 2 and I year on the city park commission. 3 Soph Plays Next Thursday Are you tired of watching the same dry, old court room dramas on television. Well if you are, or if you just like good entertainment you're In- vited to see the three one- act plays given by the sopho- more class in the High School little theatre, May 16, at 8 p.m. The sophomore class will present a jazzed-up ver- sion of Perry Mason called "Common Clay Court". Of course, a few changes from the normal TV drama have been added in the play. Ed- ward Siemens and Alicia Avery, the directors, have cast Jessie Fasano as the prosecuting attorney. The entire play is done in syn- SOFTBALL PLANNED copated rhythm. For a change of pace the class will present Organization of adult sum- the emotion-filled drama "The mer softball will begin at an Lottery" with Tom Drazic and 8 p.m. Tuesday meeting in the Joanne Gormley in leadroles, home of recreation director The third play will be a light Bob White, Sunset Way, west English mystery called "The of the Catholic Church, White Night at an Inn" with Rich said today. Tlekamp as the Chief Hood. FI, A, Gets Advi: CUPBOARD WAS BARE - - Harold Erickson and Miss Carolyn Neuklrchen of the Darigold plant office force, peer into the counter space whence muscular burglars wrenched a S00-pound con- crete safe early Monday morning. Police Chief Forest Goodrow said the safe reportedly con- rained $104.18 cash and $1442 in checks. From the adjoining Valley Distributors part of the warehouse 108 cases of beer, six gallons of wine and a beer pump were taken. The thieves also removed six cases from a Distributor truck park- ed by the warehouse and moved the truck to get their own vehicle into a more convenient place. Value of thls loot was estimated at $380. The crew apparently paused in its labors to quench its thirst, judging by empties found in the warehouse. Entry was gained by forcing a warehouse door. Issaquah Press Photo A five-man citizens advisory committee for the new West Lake Sammamish Flood Con- trol Zone District was named Monday by the Board of King County Commissioners. Named to the committee were Robert V. Murdock, 404 163rd Place S. E., Mason H. Wilkins, 454 W. Lake Sammamish Park- way N., S. Rodney Johnson, 1238 W. Lake Sammamish Blvd. S. E., William F. Lenihan, 16642 S. E. 14th, and John S. Cantrill, AROUND... with L.M.M. This is too late for Ea~er but keep it in mind---The lssaquab Feed Store has a brand of chicks (originally from South America) that lay light green or pink eggs... what a choice for breakfast... scrambled, soft boiled, fried or greenT?? Anyway they are cute little things ..... Do you remember the old tradition 40 185th S.E. Murdock and Cantrill were nominees of the Lake Hills Community Club, Wilkins and Johnson reside in the lake area affected by the water run-off, and Lenihan is a resident of Robinsglen. "This should give us a well rounded advisory committee," Chairman Ed Munro said. "It will be its function to advise the Board of County Commis- sioners on a comprehensive iplan of development for flood control and drainage facilities, to help determine which facili- ties are essential and necessary to the preservation of life and property as the area develops, and to give the Commissioners its advice on an appropriate financing program." The new district is bound by N. E. 36th on the north, S. E. 16th in the vicinity of Phantom Lake on the South, Lake Sam- mamish on the East, and gen- erally 164th Avenue on the West, although in one instance it extends as far as 159th Place S.E. a reasonable re- measure at session? # . . to your hats folks, labor contract been settled yet. know, some 24,000 of this area will Rainbow Mothers, 8 p.m., James Henry home, 16705 N.E. 5th Place, Bellevue THURSDAY Seattle Garden Club May ' flower festival, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., D. E. Frederick home, The Highlands. Tickets Mrs. Stanley Stretton, GL 4- 4413, or Mrs. Kemper Free- man, GL 4-1150. MAY 16-19 ay to accept or to' BPW convention, Olympic most recent pro- Hotel, Seattle. the company and Will not be known Monday or Tues- are count- -~ union in Washing- can say now, after Week-to-week sus- is that the Boeing workers to protect their area should ay at the Seattle stadium. Cer- important all concerned to a large enough On Page 2) SATURDAY County Dairy Princess Judging, coronatton and ban- quet, Kent Meridian High School. KWG banquet, Quay Res- taurant, Vancouver. Program theme: Blowdown. ~JNDAY Upper Preston Vasal..odge Swedish meatball dinner, 1-6 p.m. Reasons for the need of a favorable vote May 21 on the school building fund levy of 7-1/2 mills were outlined in a statement released today by school officials. Issaquah School District is classified as an "Emergency School Building District." This classification means that the State Board of Education recognizes that Issaquab is a rapidly growing s c h o o I district with continuing build- ing problems and not enough local money to handle them. The State Board agreed to furnish 87~ of the cost of the new High School, Sunny Hills Elementary and the additions to ClarkElementary and May Valley Elementary. The Issaquah district paid only 13~ of the costs of all of the above construction. The present Briarwood Elementary Is b i n g con- structed on .the basis of the State furnishing 85~ of the cost with the Issatluabdistrict lssaquah High School ded- paving 15~ of the total cost. tcation, 3 p.m. At the time lssaquah was granted this emergency class- TUESDAY lficatlon, the School Board lssaquah School District agreed to the two conditions special leyy election, necessary to meet the local requirements. These two conditions are: Keep the dis- trict bonded to its legal limit (lO percent of Its valuation) and to vote 7-1/2 mills an- nually towards its building fund. Issaquab has done this each year and bas thus re- tained its eligibility on con- struction programs to date. The building fund levy of 7-1/2 mills was defeated at the March 12th election by a margin of less than one-half of one percent. It mast now be approved by the voters in the May 21 election. If it were to fail, a 15 mill levy would have to he ap- proved n e x t year. It is necessary to approve this building I e v y in order to maintain the district's elig- ibility for the high state matching ratio that the dis- trict now enjoys. 4-11 CLUB TO FORM of wearing a single carnation in honor of your mother on Mother's Day?7? You wore a red one if she were living or a white carnation if she were deceased....It would he a nice tradition to reinstate . .Blue Streak Electric is having a yellow tag sale... if you are in the market or h~tve Just been wishing for new lighting fixtures here is your chance to buy them at 50~ off...might make a nice Mother*s Day gift...Funny how similar March and May are weatherwise....All this talk about Mother's Day...Have you seen "Daddy's First Book" at Valley Pharmacy7 Issaquah Girls Elected to Offices At the East of the Lake Horizon District Cahtrmt potluck dinner held last Wed- nesday on Mercer Island two A 4-H horse club will be girls from lssaquah clubs organized at 7:30 p.m. Friday were elected to office. Miss at the Kenneth Brown home,Rosemary Gregg from the Route 2, Box 6622, on 164th TA WE KIMA club was Place S.E. on Cougar Mountain. elected chairman for the dis- Mrs. Brown will lead the new trict and Miss Idnda Sewell group, which will be the only of the BLUTA WAPO club Is one between Eastgate and representative to the Seattle Issaquah. Council. ,eqlawlsmm CABINET- - Conrad Bagne, center, was elected student body president for 1963-64 last week and will be assisted by Jerry Pearson, left, vice president and Sandy McLean, secretary. A LOOK AHEAD - - Eighth grader Fred Borman and seventh grader Carol Greenfield are reminded by junior high school Principal Ernest Neuman that another school year will follow this one by three short months and that it isn't too early to give it some thought Six- th graders' parents are invited to find out what's ahead for their children next term, Neuman said. An inforhmfion meeting for hem will be at 7:30 p. m. this Thursday in the Junior High Scool. t It II III NUTRITION STUDY - - Fifth graders Diana Dahm, Debbie Keogh, David Pearson and Mike Holmes, Clark School, learn about the effects of food and vitamins by studying and keeping records of the growth of white rats kept in their schoolroom. Issaquah Press Photo PROBLEM DRAMATIZED - - Typical erosion problems caused by the :rapid runoff of surface waters on the West Lake Sammamish slopes. The West Lake Sammamish Flood Control Zone District has been established to seek a solution to these difficulties which will increase wlth new resident constructon there. Commissioners said the step does not obligate the 3000 householders of the area to any immedi- ate improvement plan.