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Petty  Pin 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore 00ll00lt Thursday, January 3, 1963 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A." Shelton, Washington 10 Cents per Copy Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Washington, 16 Pages  2 Sections 77TH YEAR--NO. 1 under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cota. Business Was Good In 1962, Merchants Say With no reports of fall-of f s, business in Shelton&apos;s retail firms m generally was good in 1962, at cross-section survey among mer-I chants indicated as the year ended, m Financial institutions indicated] a continued growth in savings by individual depositors a phase of their businesses which ran ahead of loans, which also increased in most cases but at a lesser rate. One of the best reports came from Ray Prouty owner of the Coast-to-Coast store, who said his 1962 gross volume will be up about 40 percent over 1961. He at-: tributed this to two factors--his move into substantially larger quarters, and a concerted effort to meet price competition from out- of-town firms. Jack Manley, F owner of Manley's ountam Lunch, said it was "our best by a mile" and attributed it Partly to "none of the usual sea- sonal let-downs." AnOther typical report came om George Valley, omer of lls & Valley Appl'iance Center, Where a 10 percent increase in gross volmne marked his 1962 business. He attributed the in- crease to aggressive promotion.  Clyde Ziegler at Ziegler's Cam- ! era Slop said his volume ran about :itrle same as the previous year. 7: TYPICAL OF THE GROCERY business was the report of Bob ! at.son, owner of the 20th Centm'y m asazLway store on Hillcrest whici laz just moved into a new, much 'ger building. "We enjoyed fgoeater volume last year and look  r a much bigger increase in 197(.  due to our new building,' he sa' . i:hi  Needha, owner of Need- : m s Shoprite Food Center on Mt. -. View, reported a subs9t l in- :crease for his store over . Confidence that the trend would i! -cntinue through 1963 was ex- l pressed by most Shelton business- ' Series $e ! tend Community Concert Jan. 9 , The Cassenti Players, a Van- couver,. B. C., instrumental en- semble, will appear in the second icn the this season's Community  oncert Series at the Shelton J- nior High Auditorium next We - nesday, ez The ensemble consist:b:: per- /formers on the fist, , . on, Violin, viola and piano each rfgl'horn is a SOloist in his own men, too as attested by plans for expansion of the Lumbermen's Mercantile industrial and builders supply outlet at First and Pine, and Simpson Timber company's continued constrnction of new fa- cilities in the industrial area and its plans for operating the in- sulating board plant continuously through the year. L. A. CARLSON, manager of Seattle-First National Bank's Shel- ton branch, pointed out that how 1963 goes hinges directly on Simp- son's operations. He felt the pm- ture was hazy for the year due to the world lumber market situa- tion and the fact that the year would see the new Washington Correction Center still in its con- struetion phases, from which little local Senefit has been felt yet ex- cept in a limited and restricted number of lines. He thought 1964i had better potential than this year i on factors which can be observed at the present time. Hc pointed to tourism as one facet of business in this area which should continuc to develop strongly and have an increasing (Continued on page 7) Christmas Project Report Is Presented Expenses totalling $915.20 were itemized by chairman Jay Umphe- nour for the 1962 Christmas bas- ket project sponsored by 40 & 8 Voiture -135 and the Journal. Checks were written against thc Christmas fund to Needham's Shoprite Food Center for $113:21, Kitsap-Mason Dairy for $56.18, & S Food Store for $129.20, 20th Century Thriftway Food Store for $265.16, Tradewell Store for $294.89, Continental Baking Compan'y for $27.74, Cots Grill for $14.04 (for Christmas dinners for elderly bachelors on pensions) and to Simpson Timber Company for $14.78 (for gpecial'order ma- '6rials). . Although the cost of this year's project was considerably over the $668.55 contributed by voluntary public subscription, the deficit was made up from a suz3Mus fund which has been built up specifi- cally fGr this purpose over the 1'7 years the project has been con- ducted. 1962 NEWS iN PICTURES  These pictures illustrated the top Moore's bid for reelection. On the lower left is a row of telephone news stories in Mason County during 1962. The background picture and power poles across Arcadia Road after the October 12 storm. is of the resumption of work on the new Washington Correction In the upper left is the drilling rig which made tests for the pro- Center after the settlement of the steelworkers' strike which had osed Harstine Island bridge last summer. On the upper right is tied up the project for several weeks. In the lower left, is Mayor D.S. (Sam) Clark who was elected sheriff after close primary and Frank Tracts Jr., who took over in June after defeating Earl general election contests. \\; City, General Elections, Oct. 12 Storm, Correction Center 1962 Top News Stories A city election which saw the trouble-plag3]ed administration of Mayor Earl Moore defeated, the start of construction of the new Washington Correction Center which will give Shelton's economy a big boost and a big wind which whistled through the area Oct. 12 leaving downed trees, damaged homes and tangled telephone and electric wires in its wake topped the news events in Mason County More than 80 Mason County fa- milies in needy circumstances re- ceived Christmas baskets thk, : Th- year, as compared to average during 1962 l Year:guP \\;vas organized eight years of 65 to 75 milies. " m,2- .... :,^.,; .................... = rman and has  ....... _ _ _ a chmax Match 2 when Frank as on uuarle Knoven e of Canada's ...... |rlttlllt T uhlP Travis Jr, Dave Kneeiand and EI-  ,mental Ilnest lnsEru- =wmvuuzvz= /qi Mrlt|llll """ " ---e .... l'. groups Zu' ....... roy l,mson wer ejected mayor ' 'uces the number -vrman mire- nt@team Vam|s TAs and city commissioners. They took ; The ins* .... '.. - m@tml&ll || I1|15 over from Moore, W. F. cCann j truments of -the gl)U present an u . P The Shelton Fire De artment and Steve Vi er in June.  vzrtUall nusual blend of sound, be an Wedn " p - g ^ , Y orchestral in -,,,;*.. ,, g .... esday pinking up dzs- In February, Work started on -,- me richness --= "" -"?"z= ' carded nrmtmas trees to prevent the Correction Center wit o f'- chested is offer mr variety oz or- them from becoming a fire hazard cial round breakin certeh, ofi tzme ed fez these m- Deer ask ," "  ........ o.,_ nts are amou t ---, ..... , ed that those xzth May 16. Shingly after that work : '' Theices of any orenestra" ?, ,ttu tnrlsl:nlas, trees co dispose, of put. on the _oro'ect3 was all but halted' . .. e name Cassentl , -...:-- t.hem either in the parkmg strip by a strike by steehvorkers. Con- rom two of 1Kozart's i'a*u.ve- (tm. zron ot their homes or in the struction remzmed in July and has ,., terms, Divertimenti ',"t" aJley enind so the firemen can been re ressing steadil ever sin- musieal gronp ....... mu oy the .The treesvill be taken to the i=IN THE EARLY evening and - " czty mzmp grotmds and burned. night of Oct. 12, poweeful winds, :" D"  " .... ""00cb00eld To Build New 5erwce" Station; P.u/ev Motor00, Feed Store To Relocate district. Richfield purchased tile building occupied by Pauley Mo- tors from Avenc Richert and the one occupied bY the feed and gard- en store from Glen Ferguson in recent real estate transactions. The company ah'eady owned the ground upon which the Richmq building stands, as well as the property on which the present smwice station is located. The sta. tion is leased by Phil Stoehr. Coustmtction of the new station will be handled by Richfield's of- fices in Seattle. according to Don Sperling, Mason County distribu- tion agent for Richfield. I Richfield Oil Cot orah build a .... , 'P "on will -, . , super service station  n'st and Railroad later this tally January 30. Robert Keenan remains with the store as itsgeneral manager, a post he has held under the present owne,'ship for several years, with Robert Magette o{ Salem, Oregon, west coast supervisor for the Hirsch company, as his Immediate ranking official, the tail end of Typhoon Frieda,! ripped through the area. Residents :-:pent much of the lext few days digging out from tinder tile {alien trees and damaged homes left in its wake. Telephone and PUD crews worked long hours untang- ling lines which had fallen victim to tile trees. The general election saw D. S. (Sam) Clark win the sheriff's of- fice after close primary race with Sheriff W. A. Potter and,general election contest with sticker can- didate "Wally Anderson. voters al- so returned Charles Savage to the state legislature after a number of years. He defeated incumbent Legion To Sell March o[ Dimes Crutches Jan. 51 Every rnan in the street through- out Shelton will have an opport- unity to give "A Dime in Time" to aid children stricken by cripp- ling birth defects, arthritis and polio. American Legion vohmteers in the 25th Amiversary March of Dimes--will be stationed Jan. 5 at street corners, in department stores and elsewhere to request passersby to "Give for the Life of a Child," it was announced today by (Commander Jay Umphenour). In exchange for a. contribution, the vohmteers will present each don'or with a crutch indicating] they have helped to provide exem- i plary medical care for these cripp-i led children. I "We need every dizne and dollar you can give," "Umphenour said, Roy Ritner in the primary and was elected in the general elec- Lion along with incmnbmlts Paul Conner and Dr. James McFadden of Port Angeles. Another new face in the court house the coming four years will be Republican Mrs. Laura "Wagener, who defeated Ed Faubert in the primary and Mrs. Gwen Sutherland in the general election to succee, d retiring Harry Deyette. of various service clubs, at which manpower Support was promised, the decision was made to contlnue THE ARRIVAL at the Agate home of his parents at the end of August of Grant Wolfkill was news not only here, but, across the na- tion. He was one of five prison- ors released by the Pathet Lao Communists after 15 months m- prisonment. The possibility of a strike in the The lumber industry continued to have teoublcs, increased by im- ports of Canadian lumber into teaditional West Coast lumber markets. The industry sought, and got a start on, federal action to give them a chance to compete during 1962. THE COUNTY COMIISSION wrestled with the problem of a bridge to Havstine Iland and now plan to put a $720,000 bond issue! to finance the constlxtetion hefore I the voters early this year. During 1962, the commission came to a- greement with the Army Corps of engineers on the height of the bridge and. had feasibility studies made. The Iason County Forest Festi- val had its troubles during the year, but, hoped at the year's end they were solved as plans were un- derway for the 1963 event. The 1962 Festival was held, with the pattez of declining" income con- tinuing so the board of director., decided at the amnml meeting in October to take a look to see if the event should be continued. Af- ter meetings with representatives 00200:2nRv'g00erty now occupied by Otors, ._ ie!d Se,wice, luley aid tu the Shelton Feed & eed eoet e ' )( term erly Wagener Cnstructio y " is start 0"-'- . scheduled to -- ,st Spring as th of the t ...... e tenants --- u ouildings involv en ive .... ed have .ol0therite. ' v-uay notices to find BUd Pauley has ull !erty across ..... P _ zased prop- - um alley troth tile ples. llnt location of his" Paule 3od. . Y Motors 1: ge franclnse location and plans UNDER NEW }he .Sale of the O^WNERSHIP .-7 Completion of ' LUmbermenH,'" r ne!ton oepartment store, .Ompan.. - _ a mercantue, to the P N i bi- L  or t kou TM . . H rsch .,.u nusiness -t--=- ' ,asweeK was one of the "rarfer of OwTSL' l 1. gtz in this community. U=rniP oeoomes effeotive offlo- to conshet a new building there on a lot 120 feet on Front street and 82 feet on Railroad extending to the alley. SHELTON FEED & GARDEN Supply is still looking for a new location and at present is unde- cided on its futRre location, with a possibility that it, too, will con- stzct its own building if a. suit- able site can be obtained. The two structures which will be razed to make way for the new Richfield set'vice station are wood- en frame constmmtion. That occn- pied by the fed store is one of! the oldest in the Shelton business "to help the thousands of persons still paralyzed by polio and also to maintain and expand March of Dimes-supported treatment cen- ters which are providing" the early diagnosis and comprehensive treat- ment these babies and children faust have to prevent oz' correct crippling, and chcek permanent :lisability." 11e :aid there arc now more than 50 March of Dimes treatment cen- ters across the country affiliated with uear)y half t l{e medical schools hi tin, nation. l)r. ,lonas Salk who, with Marci of Dimes funds, developed the po- lio vaccine named for him. is di- rector - of the Institulo. He and other famous scientists will seek to discover new knowledge which may throw iiaht on many discuses r.uging from :aneer to the conllllO)l cold. "I hoj)e o;*r vohtnleers collect every loo:c dime and dolhu' in Shetiou Jan. 5,' Commandet' Um- pheiollr said. "'Ve're waiting to put them tQ work to ielp those thousnnds of ciildren handicapped by birth defects and arthritis." NO NEW YEAR'S BABY YET A of pres tinle YVednesday, t|lorP had bo(,n uo habi(,s l)orll ,ince the new year staxted, Shelton General Hospital and the Clllc IIoplSal reported, ( lumber industry held the area's at- tention last spring as I.W.A. and lumber company negotiators talk- ed in Portland. The I.\\;.A. nego- tiators, armed with approval from their membms for a strike, decid- ed not to use it to press their de- mands. The construction of the Grant C. Angle School addition started aftee a court hassle in which the court held the board's right to consider a bid error in awarding the contract. These were the events which made headlines during the year: Jan. 4--Sheri Lynn Warren first baby of 1962. City to have no pri- mary election. Jan. 11--Simpson chairman ap- peals to federal government to aid lumber industey in combating Ca- nadian imports. Jan. 18--County commissioners discuss Harstine Bridge height with Corps of Engineers. Resigna- tion of Frank Porter, county en- gineer, is accepted. Jan. 25--Army Engineers sug- gest 31-foot Harstine Bridge. (Continued ozt page 4) ]aFees Need Musde Saturday For Cailanan Park Clean-Up You there, with the muscles and willing spirit! You can do a good deed come Saturday morning. Your muscle and willing spirit are anxiously asked to be present at Callanan Park (it's up on Mr. View a couple of blocks from the cemetery) where the Jaycees have a clean-up work party scheduled. They need mostly just plain old muscle fueled by wil- ling spirits to load trucks and do a general clean-up job 6n the partly :finished project which the Jaycees have been working on the past couple of years. They could also use power saws with operators attach- ed, and a small farm tractor complete with driver. They already have a ractor with operator pledged from the Simpson Timber Company, plus a hydraulic lift and a dump truck complete with necessary human equipment pledged by the city of Sheiton. How about it Boy Scouts . . , Rotarians , . . Lions . , , Kiwanians... Eagles... Moose... Masons... Legionnaires .. Vets... or .just plain old John Citizens without attach- meats ? Will you be thereat Callanan Parkcome 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning? There'll be a meeting at the PUD 3 conference room Friday night at 7:00 o'clock to go over plans, too, if you can make it. But be there Saturday morning without fail, huh! Filings For School Board Ope. Jan. II All five seats on the Shelton School Board and more than half of the seats on the other nine district boards in the county will be up for election this year. Filings start Jan. 11 with the clerks of the respective school boards and will continue through Jan. 25. The elections will be March 13. Three of the five seats on the Shelton board are up for four-year terms and the other two for two- year terms. The four-year term posts are those now held by Dr. Douglas K. Larson, district 2; Dr. Q. Thomas Ryan, district 5 and Mrs. Virginia Martig, district 1; seats to which there will be election for two-year terms are those of Mrs. Betty Mc- Clanahan, district 4 and B. Frank- lin Heuston, district 3. SHELTON, IARY M. KNIGHT, North Mason and Hood Canal di.- tricts are second class districtL with boards having five members. The other six districts are third County Road Load Limits Are Imposed The Mason County Commission Monday voted to impose load lim- it restrictions on county roads ef- fective Wednesday. The restrictions will be in ef- fect 120 days, an increase of 20 days from previous years. Purpose of the restrictions is to prevent damage to county roads from overloaded vehicles. The restrictions apply to all vehicles With 7:50 or larger tires, which excludes passenger auto- mobiles. The regulations set the number of pounds per tire a vehicle may carry and range from a limit of 1,800 pounds for 7.50 tires to 3,000 ]:or 11 and over tires. The commission also received a letter from the County Fair As- sociation outlining progress in getting the fairgroUnds moved to a new location for the County Fair this year. Jailer Andy Harris appeared be- fore the commission to report that the jail had been lacking in heat the past few weekends and asked if something could be done about it. Funds To impreve Union Water System Gel Federal Approval A loan of $26,500 was approved to Mason County Public Utility District No. I this week by the Community Facilities Administra- tion. The money will be used to revamp the Union water system which is a Local Utility District managed by PUD 1. Bids will be called for a soon as official notification of the loan is received and .<the proper legal procedures can be followed, M.D. Parrett, PUD 1 manager, said. Engineering on the project as done a year ago, he said, and was held up pending approval of the funds for the work. The improved water system will provide better fire protection and better water service to the about 60 customers served by the sys- tem. Parker to Close Clothing 5tore STAN PARKER Stan Parker this week an- nounced his plans to close the ready-to-wear shop that he md his wife, Jean, have operated in Shelton for the past 11 years. Parker stated that he is clos- ing Parker's Mr. and Mrs. Shop to take advantage of ml oppor- tunity elsewhere in the state. The Railroad Avenue shop has been famiIiar to Sheltonians for many years. It was first located in the Shelon Hotel Building and operated by Vern Miller. Parker bought the business from Miller in July of 1951. Five years ago he changed the location and ex- panded the store. Parker has been active in the business and civic affairs of the comnmnity, particularly in the Jaycees, Toashnasters, Citizen's Advisory Council and the Civil Sere, ice Commission. The store will be closed today, Thursday, and at 10 a.m. Friday everything "including the bui- class and have three member boards. Four of the five seats on the North ason board will be up for election. The posts now held by John Sisson, district 5; Mrs. Betty Criss, district 3 and Kenneth W. Rose, district 2 are the four-year term seat. The district 4 seat held by Charles Amacher is up for a two-year term. Thzee seats, those of Charles H. Dillon, Richard B. Robbins and Eric Sjoholm are up for four year terms in the Hood Canal district. Two board seats on the Mary. M. Knight district board will be up for election for four-year terms, lhe posts now held by Mrs. Helen Stodden and a post left vacant by the resignation of Lawrence Case In the Tahuya district, the board positions of Mrsi Anne King and Augmt Pederson are up -for four :}ear terms. In t'lo Southside district, the tc=:-, of Laurence Bedell and Charles Jackson are up for four- year terms. IN THE GRAPEVIEW district, all three seats on the board are up for election, those of Donald J. Pogreba and EdwalM J. Okenek for four-year terms and that of Charles V. Walker for a tw0-year term. The seats of Hugo Glaser and Mrs. Astrid Saeger are up for four-year terms on the Harstine Island district board. In the Kamilche Valley district, the seats of Lester Adams and Harry A. Fletcher are up for four- year terms. In the Pioneer distriCti the posts of Barrie Stroud and Wilhert McCleary are up for four-year terms. On the county board of educa- tion, the terms of three of the five board members expire. Up for four-year terms are the board posts of Mrs. Anne Y. King, dis- trict 2; Eugene E. Taylor, dis- trier 3 ani Dr B' B. Forman, dis: trier 1 are up for four-year terms. Candidates for the county, board posts file for election at the office =of the county superintendent of schools. State Legion Head To 'rot    Here Jan. 15 CHESTER CHASTEK Legion ComandeP Coming One of the nation's outstanding personalities in military service affairs, Chester J. Chastek, De- partment Commander of the Am- erican Legion for Washington State, will visit Fred B. Wivll American Legion post on Jan. 15 for a program which will be opera to public attendance. He will speak mainly on a trip he_ made to Europe last April due' ing which he visited NATO and SHAPE headquarters and military installations and U.S. embassie in France, West Germany and It- aly, as a member of an Ameri- can Legion security commission- foreign relations committee in co- operation with the U.S. Depart- ment of Defense and U.S, Depart- ment of State. COMMANDER CHASTEK is veteran of World War I, World War II and the Korean conflict and has held a long list of Ameri- can Legion offices and committee responsibilities on post, district, department, and national levels. In addition to his service to the military activities, he. has also been amazingly active in civio functions in Seattle and Tacoma as well as the alhmnt .associatio of the University of Minnesota. The January 15 program will be held in Memorial Building as part of a regular meeting of Fred B. Wivell post starting at 8 p.m.: The public is invited to attend Auto Licenses Are Now on .Tale New auto license plates went on sale at the Mason County Audi- tor's office and at three agent's offices Veednesday morning. Motorists are being issued new plates this year, for the first time in three years. They m'e a wh|te background with green numerals. The car owner must have either a pre-run from the State or the certificate of registeation to get a license. Agents are Jay's Belfair Hard- ware, Belfair; H)od Canal Real Estate, Hoodsport, and the Far- mers Insurance office, Shelton. The agents charge a 50-cent fee for their work in handling the lcelltte,