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'Crash program' endorsed to get flood control

A "crash program" to reach as many Seattle

area friends as possible, urging them to vote FOR

County Proposition No. 1 _ providing flood control relief _

was unanimously endorsed and underwritten by the Snoqualmie Valley Civic Association at a breakfast

meeting in Fall City last Monday.

Bruce Forbes, hydraulics engineer for King

County, answered all questions regarding the $5 million

bond issue, and told the group that it had the endorsement

of both candidates for governor, the Municipal League,

the League of Women Voters, the Seattle Chamber of

Commerce and Mayor Gordon Clinton. Every chamber

of commerce in the basin areas has also sponsored

Proposition No. 1.

This week 20,000 handbills are being mailed

with personal notes from Valleyites to their friends in the

Seattle area, urging them to support the flood control

proposition. Everyone is being enlisted in this campaign

to get at least a 60 percent FOR vote. Less than that

would defeat the proposition.

During the breakfast meeting it was brought out

that Proposition No. 1 would protect our homes and

livestock from future floods; that it will help bring new

industries to the county; that it will preserve and

improve river fishing. Forbes said the engineering plans for

cleaning out the snags and debris in the river channels

would open new recreational areas in the Valley for power

boat enthusiasts.

Cost of this bond issue is estimated at 77 cents

a year for a taxpayer owning a $10,000 home. At the

Fall City meeting were Harry E. Morgan, chairman of

the flood committee; Russ Pfeiffer, Joe Van Horn,

Hi Wallace, C. Beadon Hall, Jim Churchill, Ken

Sikes, Elmer Sorensen, Chester Funk and Ed Groshell.

In the afternoon Sorensen and Groshell attended

a county-wide flood control committee meeting in

Seattle where plans were made, funds raised and action

taken to stimulate voter interest in the flood control bond

issue.

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