Lynnwood Enterprise, February 7, 1962

Lynnwood Enterprise

February 07, 1962

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Lynnwood Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 7, 1962, Lynnwood, Washington Here are candidates for Tuesday's primaries in Lynnwood, Terrace ELECTION SPECIAL Primary Election February 13, 1962 The League of Women Voters of South Snohomish County has prepared the following information as a voters' service. The league is a non-partisan organization which neither supports nor opposes any candidate for office. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Only Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace candidates are listed because only these two cities are holding primary elections.) Questionnaires were sent to all candidates for city office. Candidates were requested to limit their answer to each question to 50 words. Asterisks indicate that answers have been cut at 50 words for publication. Complete replies to all the questionnaires are on file at the home of Mrs. Robert Burton, PR 6-8607. Each candidate was asked to give biographical information A. Education B. Occupation C. What particular training and experience have you had that would qualify you for this office? Candidates were also asked I. Please indicate the problems that are, In your opinion, the most pressing and that come within the scope of the office for which you are a candidate. to: 2. Please state your position on these problems indicating measures that you would propose or support. City of lynnwood OFFICE OF CITY TREASURER JOHN J. GERBER, JR., 6205 200th SW. Age - 33 A. University of Washington 1947-1949, Washington State University 1949- 1952, Graduated in 1952 with a B.A. in Business Adminstration specializing in accounting B. Certified Public Accountant in Lynnwood C. Budget and Accounting officer in the U.S. Air Force 1952-1954, Public and private accounting experience since 1954, City Treasurer in Lynnwood since 1960. 1. Problems: The problems in the Treasurer's department are primarily technical in nature as they involve accounting concepts and presentation. However, the basic problem is the presentation of financial data In a clear and informative manner so that the City Council may make sound decisions utilizing tax dollars econ- omically and judiciously. 2. Position: To obtain the above goal, a constant search for improved methods of presentation must be made. We have already implemented methods of reporting which are in addition to state requirements. Doubtless further improvements will be made as several are being cur- (Continued on Page 6) Non-profit plan to go before Stevens hospital stockholders next week P.O. Box 988, Lynnwood, Wash. - Phone PR 6-1 I 16 Lynnwood Edmonds MountlakeTerrace Alderwood Manor MRS. THOMAS E. FLEMING, 3rd, National Heart Mother of the Year, is shown at her desk at Paine AF Base. Mrs. Fleming and family live in Mountlake Terrace. (USAF photo) Terrace woman named nation's Heart Mother By BONNIE MORIN When you're chosen as a national figure you naturally feel "very happy about the whole thing." That's the attitude of Mrs. Thomas E. Fleming III, of 4306 212th SW, Mountlake Terrace, who was chosen Heart Mother of the Year for the na-tio. Mrs. Fleming, or Susan, 27, was chosen by the American Heart Assoc. She underwent open-heart surgery while carrying her first child. Mrs. Fleming received her citation as Heart Mother last week at lighting ceremonies atop the Century 21 space needle. The ceremonies were held to start a national campaign to raise $29,500,000 to fight heart disease. Presenting the citation was state Heart Assoc. campaign chairman Charles P. Moriarty, Jr. The citation, signed by J. Scott Butterworth, M.D., president of the American Heart Assoc., praised Mrs. Fleming's courage in pursuing a normal life although afflicted by a congenital heart abnormality. Mrs. Fleming said she has had no heart difficulty since her surgery. In fact, she leads a life more active than many women who have no heart trouble. She has two sons, Robert 2, and Mark, 1, and (Continued on Page 4) LEIGH WRIGHT Edmonds youth wins high honor Considered one of the most promising science students ever to attend Edmonds High School, Leigh Wright, 17, a senior, has been named to the honors group in the annual Science Talent Search for the Westinghouse Science Scholar-continued on Page 4) A proposal to convert Stevens Memorial Hospital from a profit to non-profit institution will be laid before security holders during a special meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds High School cafetorium. In a letter signed by Del Barton, secretary of the hospital corporation, the hospital directors said a three-year campaign to sell enough stock and debentures to build the million-dollar institution has not been successful. At a stockholders meeting last month, the directors said they have been negotiating with a California firm to build a 100-bed, concrete-block hospital, at considerably less cost. Most feasible way of erecting the hospital, the letter stated, would be to undertake a program "in which at least 25 interested persons, principally doctors, will guarantee the cost of the building program." "Such a contract can be ob-(Continued on Page 4) Purchase of Scriber Lake 'near' Purchase of some 19 acres in Lynnwood, including Scriber Lake, for a Lynnwood health and recreation center was "a step nearer" this week, Tom Mottern, vice-president of Pacific Coast Enterprises, Inc., of Lynnwood, reported Monday night. Negotiations for purchase were reported last fall when it was announced that an option had been taken on the land as a first step in the multi-million development which would include a 150-bed non-profit accredited hospital, a doctors' clinic, a nursing home, and 80-unit apartment house and a 180-unit retirement home. The development also would include a public park on the lake front. Mottern told the Enterprise that negotiations covering purchase of the land have been completed and that sale "is in the process of being closed on a real estate contract." Primaries for Lynwood, Terrace slated Tuesday PER JOHANNESSEN (LEFT), 14, AND CLEVE SCHWENKE, 15, both of Edmonds, will receive their Eagle Scout badges at a court of honor Monday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., in Edmonds Junior High School. (See news story on Page 2) -Enterprise photo Lynwood... Council protest planned Terrace... bond issue action taken BRUCE NIXON, 14, of Boy Scout Troop 103, Meadowdale, will receive his Eagle Scout badge at the troop's 11th anniversary dinner in Beverly School, Friday night. (See news story on Page 2) - Portrait by Helen Reynolds Portrait Studio Tri-city consolidation study now underway following public meeting A serious study of possible consolidation of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace into one first-class city is now firmly underway, following a public meeting at Edmonds High School last Thursday night. The meeting, attended by some 25 persons, was called by the Tri-City Study Group. The small turnout was laid to short notice of the session. Another meeting is slated at the high school next Thursday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. Ev Sherburne, temporary chairman, emphasized that "we are notproposingconsolidation, nor are we against it." "There has been a lot of discussion of the advantages of consolidating the three cities, in possible tax savings and better services, but none of us will really know what we are talking about until a thorough study has been completed," he said. DistriDuted to those at the meeting were copies of a seven-page suggested study outline drawn up by the Bureau of Governmental Research and Services at the University of Washington. Bureau representatives have been working with members of the local study group and will be invited to attend the Feb. 15 meeting. Sherburne said the wide scope of the study "makes it mandatory for us to enlarge our eight- CONSOLIDATION STUDY CHAIRMAN: Ev Sherburne, acting chairman of the Tri-City Study Group formed to investigate feasibility of consolidating Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, addresses public session called by the group last Thursday at Edmonds High School. (Enterprise photo) member study group and ask for the assistance of other interested people." Data obtained by local individuals will be evaluated by the Bureau of Governmental Research. Sherburne said the Bureau has offered to do this at no cost. Comments from those at the meeting indicated the idea of consolidation has seriously concerned a number of people for a long time. Pat McMahan, Mountlake Terrace fire chief, pointed to the now-confusing situation of four different telephone numbers for fire calls and said he had been trying for 10 years without success to get central fire dispatching and one central telephone number. Clarence Sievert, Alderwood Manor Realtor, said he believes "there are a lot of people living in the county who might like to become annexed to one big city but don't want to annex to a small one." He said the reason is "the three cities seem to have so many interwoven, complex problems; they are overlapping each other; there are continual boundary squabbles, and many (Continued on Page 4) Mountlake Terrace City Council Monday night passed first reading of a dog leash law and decided to place a $200,000 bond issue before the voters March 13. Councilman Robert Fay was the only official to vote against the bond issue ordinance. He complained the city should spell out precisely how it would divide the money ($55,000) in the arterial streets proposition, especially in relation to city approaches to freeway overpasses. He said this would make it easier to sell to the voters. . Three other propositions are to be listed on the bond issue ballot and voters may approve or deny any of them separately. The other propositions are: Acquisition of park land and park development, $70,000; a new fire station for the rapidly-growing eastern portion of the city, $55,000, and for furnishings and other needs of the new Civic Center, $20,000. City Manager Dean Hunter told Councilman Fay that, legally, if the city listed specific amounts for particular arterial projects, it would be held to the amounts, even though costs went up or down. He said it would be better if councilmen used their own discretion to apply the money "where it is most needed." (Continued on Page 2) A large group of Alderwood P-TA members and Lynnwood residents, smarting over a turndown from the Lynnwood Planning Commission last Thursday, are planning a virtual march on .the city hall tomorrow night1 when the city council meets at 7 p.m. The P-TA'ers will be led by Mrs. Jared Karstetter, president. The Planning Commission Thursday recommended a re-zone request from light industrial to heavy industrial at52nd and 204th SW. The four-acre site is across 204th from the Cedar Valley Elementary School now under construction. Many Lynnwood children now attending Alderwood Elementary School will be transferred to the new building next fall. The P-TA members are protesting that a heavy industry zone would result in heavy trucks and large machinery that might endanger the children. The rezone request came from E,"Red" Snow who operates a concrete pipe manufacturing plant on the site. He wants to sell or lease part of the land to Don Bakken for construction of an ornamental iron manufacturing plant. Bakken, a leader in South County civic affairs, showed plans for the building, which included a fence and greenbelt. "We are not so concerned about the Bakken plant," Mrs. Karstetter said, "as about the possibility the land may later be sold to a more objectionable industry." "There are no sidewalks for the children or even pathways and we're not sure the city would put up safety signs," she said. Heine Sorensen, principal of Alderwood school, told theplan-ners that in a few years most of the pupils will walk, rather PLANNERS: H. O. Hutt (right), Snohomish County Planning Commission chairman, goes over map of South County with new South County planner, Kenneth Millard, who arrived last week from Provo, Utah. (Enterprise photo) Planner arrives to start duties in South County (Continued on Page 2) Kenneth Millard, the 31-year-old professional planner who will help the four South County cities and the county solve urgentplanningproblems, now is ensconced in his office in the brand-new Mountlake Terrace Civic Center. Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mount-lake Terrace, Woodway and the county agreed last year to share the expense of a planner. Millard will help the cities and county on a day-to-day basis and also will work on a general, developmental plan for all of South County. His first impressions of South County, he told the Enterprise are the "tremendous potential" of the area and its attractiveness for residential purposes. "I don't know of any place in the country more attractive," he said, "and this seems to be where everyone wants to come to live." (Continued on Page 4) Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, Feb. 13. in municipal primaries. Edmonds will not have a primary election. General election is March 13. At this time, all voters in South County will also be asked to approve a 23-mill school levy. State law requires a primary when more than two candidates file for any single position. None did in Edmonds, but in Mountlake Terrace there are four regular candidates for Position 1, plus a write-in candi-. date,, and. in Lynnwood three are running for Position 2. Names of all the candidates for all positions will appear on the ballot. In cases where only two persons are contesting a position, the same two will also be on the general election ballot. Main advantages are said to be an indication of the rela-(Continued on Page 4) Where to vote Lynnwood voters in 11 precincts will all vote at one polling place in the city's primary election next Tuesday, Feb. 13. The sole polling place is Lynnwood Junior High School. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. MOUNTLAKE TERRACE voters will cast ballots at six polling places next Tuesday. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last fall, the city increased the number of precincts from 10 to 16. Those whose precinct numbers were changed were mailed notifying cards at that time. Following are the polling places and precincts: PRECINCTS POLLING PLACE I, 2, 3 Forest Crest School 4, 16 Civic Center 5, 6, 7 Terrace Junior High 8, 9, 10 Melody Hill School II, 12, 13 Terrace Elementary 14, 15 Terrace Senior High a CHECKING ACCOUNT is SO Convenient Schoo before I Board standing covers much ground room-only crowd A late start and a standing-room-only crowd Monday night gave District 15 School Board members one of their biggest nights this year, for both busi- ness and attendance. Covering everything from a brief report by the citizens' committee on school transportation, the report of architects Alderwood Manor notice Because of the large number of Enterprise subscriptions obtained by Youth Club members in the Alderwood area last weekend, it was not possible to make all the address plates by Enterprise-mail time to assure delivery to all subscribers. To make sure all subscribers in the Alderwood area receive the Enterprise this week, the newspaper is being mailed to all Alderwood postal patrons on our general list in the Alderwood area. Those who have not been called on by a Youth Club member may subscribe to the Enterprise by phoning one of the following numbers: PR 8-2380, PR 8-1297, PR 8-3223, or PR 6-1116. One-half the first year's subscription price of $3 is being donated by the Enterprise to the Alderwood Youth Club. on the new Cypress Elementary School, a report on the zoning fight in Lynnwood and the new salary schedule for teachers based on the proposed special levy, members went on to consider parents' complaints on the sewage problems of newly-opened Seaview Heights Elementary and passed a motion changing school board policy on expelling students. The citizens committee report was given by Tom Airie. The committee has come up with tentative solutions and Airie asked for a meeting with the professional committee working under the school administration. The work of the com-(Continued on Page 2) Dro Security BAnK JAMES VILLAGE  LYNNWOOD   ideposit Insurance PR6-3I7I 79 ;