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January 7, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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ad come t~ . (Con't. from page i) ucn as 1 l~rolect. The city commission The Shelton lligh School l)rama • " Deparlmeni placed first ill the e ol value~eard an appeal from Conifer ('o. regional contest. 1 the realn f Tacoma on re-zoning the old April 30- The Shelton Post ~heltt°nTh(~;ener(~~ Hm°l~pite~~ Office was granted an additional aree degre4roper y. Y g " " rural route. Ronald Ring resigned it, with rn~'rested shortly after a burglary as head of the School Citizen's k behind~ Beckwith's Jewelry and were are withinlailed on u"- ' c' Advisory Committee. John "h uu~gJary "narges. Robinson" was sworn in as sheriff ]an turned[ aries ttogue, 46, Milwaukie to replace the late Wally to startall~re., died while skin diving in Anderson. ttUD approved the endeavor, food Canal• . Conifer project. • ~ Jan. 29-Manypersons atred May 7- The deaths of Mrs. rs of servlc Leir views at the hearing on the Betty Cokelet, 44, and Russell o which he Iderbrook Inn project• Plans for Lehman, 49, both of Bremerton, ending Ox e new Shelton School District's were ruled a murder-homicide by time he andicapped school were Coronor John C. Ragan. Rudie H eidelN ~proved by the school board. Oltman is named Senior Citizen :eturned to ire broke out in the old of the Year. The city and county eith an ayonier pulp mill on the cbmmissions approved imposition )lied in ~terfront. tile year before. Plans were nearing completion for the Mason ('ounty Fair. A piece of property OIl Fudge Point on ltarstine Island was being considered us a State Park site. Aug. 20-The Mason ('ounty Fair got underway. The County Committee oil School District Organization planned to discuss non-high school district participation in the proposed new Shelton lligh School. Leslie Turner observed his 1 00th birthday. Aug. 27- Long-time City Clerk Ahna Catto was taken by death and Mrs, ftelen Stodden was named to succeed her. The County Committee on School district Organization decided to exchange student for lhe coming year. Sept. 10- Voters m the county laced a full slate of candidates in the primary election. The Shelton School Board rejected all bids on the new handicapped school building. Several schools in the county saw a decrease in enrolhnent. Sept. 17- Sheriff John Robinson and State Rep. ('harles Savage won the Democratic nominations for their offices in primary election contests. Judge Charles Wright won a position on the state Supreme Court. Plans for the merger of the National Bank of Mason ('ounty and the Puget Sound National Bank of Taconla were annt)lanced. Dr. tlerbert Hergert resigned from the Shelton School Board after being transfered to New York by ITT Rayonier. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lovgren announced they would challenge the school regulations on tile length of hair on boys after their sons were sent home from school for violating the rule. Oct. 8-The District Court ot Appeals reversed the dismissal of a suit by former Shclton School Psychologist Robert Dal~ against the Shelton School District. Ihe division of financial responsibility for the new Shelton [ligh School was set by tile County ('omnfittec on School District Organization. A number of lot owners in the Lake Arrowhead development Oct. 22- A trail bike crash killed Steven Coleman, 14. Candidates for office were scheduled to appear on the Kiwanis Ballot Battalion program. Miss ,Io Ann Pizzello was nalned as Mason County ttome Agent. Oct. 29- County voters scheduled to go to the polls in the Nov. 3 general election. Bruce l)augherty. 70, was killed in a traffic accident. Arson is sl~spected in a fire which destroyed a barn al'td an unoccupied home ill the DeWatto area. Robert Kramer named to the school board to succeed Dr. tterbert tlergert. Nov. 5- Byron Mc('lanahan, former p~osecuting attornev led Prosecutor John ('. Ragan in the votes. The city preliminary budget showed an increase in spending for the commg year. The first implant of a heart pacemaker was trrade at Mason (;eneral llospital. Nov. 26- A new vote on a bond issue for the Bollair Fire District was urged. A report on the study of water quality of five lakes in the county was presented at a meeting at Lake Limerick Inn, Byron McClanahan retained his lead over John C. Ragan for prosecuting attorney. Santa ('kms was scheduled to make his first visit to Shelton. Dec. 3- A superior court suit was filed asking that the bond issue vote for the Betfair Fire District ill tile Nov. 3 general election be declared invalid. The new coronary care unit opened at Mason General Hospital. ('riminal cases were set for the 1971 superior court jury term. Dec. 10 A family feud climaxed when William Morris, 27, drove a flat bed truck into the corner of the tfoward Davis home on Highway 101 south of Shelton. The Shelton School District announced it was dropping its dress al/d appearance code with the exception of three items. Robert J. I)oran, chief of the half-per cent sales tax, The cago wheI Feb. 5- The Shelton City city commission is opposing the wait until the new assessed Sept, 24- City Police and undergradommission overruled the ban on burning at the dump valuations were completed before Firemen appeared before tile city I the stud!anning Commission in granting grounds by the Olympic Air setting participation by non-high corn m i ssion to seek wage nt, speciali)proval of a zoning variance for Pollution Control Authority. districts• The Mason County Fair increases. The county commission and s0anifer Co. on the old Shclton drew a crowd of 15.000. tliroko working to balance its Dr. Joreneral ltospital property. May 14- A coronor's jury was Universitwners of the old Rayonier pulp ruled that the deaths ofMrs. Yakoyama from Japan arrived aspreliminary budget. Mrs. (,:eorgia of studie!ill were told to obey fire rules in A d alineChristian and her the AFS exchange student for the Milbr was honored at a dinner i~l demolition work. The design husband Forrestwere murder coming school year• sponsored by tire Mason ('ountv ;la~i;dsh : Sept. 3- Schools in Mason Democrat ('lab. " • ~ the 1970 Forest Festival and suicide. Plans for selection of tgd ~ef~l~llnttton has been selected. Nerve the Mason County Forest Festival County were set to start the new Oct. 1- FluorMation of the Queen were scheduled, l)r. school year. ('andidates for tit\wawr supply was scheduled : ~ shipments from Okinawa were llerbert tlergertresignedas various offices aired their views at for the Novelnbe (;e ral cation at~layed r It e Massacht~. Feb. 12- Lea, Pearson and chairmanof the Shelton School a meeting sponsored by tile election ballot. New assessments ew m°del~chards of Tacoma were selected Board with Ernest ltamlin elected Jaycees. llumiko Nakavasu fromchange the financial responsibility 'i beliefs] the arch " ' " to succeed him. Japan arrivedas the Rotary for the new Shelton ltigh School. 1~ " ltects for the new May 21-Teresa Tfimble of :he resut~elton High School buildingi ,~mpling of water in five loca Mary M. Knight lligh School is s comple~tes was started in a project here• Forest Festival Queen as festival e st a t ~'~sef Thaler, 25, of Austria was activities got underway• has prese]lled while logging here. Meayg8£1t o d agton, D.~ Feb. 19-Police and sheriff's her ?hiachn h:de bh:t~ m the T!~hcers arrested nine young scheduled to pass through Mason Jchichhel~ople for possession of County in shipment, was now adopted.]arijuana in a series of raids over scheduled to go to Alaska. Hubert attract fete weekend. King County Chambers 41 Shelton was ~t~1~' e Anisa ~ccutive John Spelhnan lauded charged with 'two counts of '.iZ.'~.~.l~.'.'., d to carI~esident Richard Nixonin a assault aftel a hammer swinging • ~ncoln Day Dinner talk here. incident A successful Forest -h in the I~LI'orts were started to raise Festival was completed. Seabeck~Joney to purchase a new wheel June 4-Fire damaged the a recentl~airforDaiseyRiggs. Simpscn Timber Co. plywood afMr. andLbeb. 26- City and county mill at McCleary. Graduation ton. " ~llcials were notified of strict slated for 260 Shelton High __......_..~w regulations on burning at School seniors. June 11 -Gary Schmidt, 12, drown at the public access area at Lake Limerick. The city announced that the swimming instructions for the summer recreation program were being cancelled because of the closure of the Pool Nuotare. Shelton High School graduates were given their Sposal sites• City and county h 'ficials were studying the i 'ssibility of imposition of the If per cent sales tax here. Four ~-year old YOUths were remitted to Mason County Jail tcr pleading guilty to charges of ~ssession of marijuana. March 5- Plans for a 25-acre ingWorsl~Creation complex were diplomas. Three members of the Idcast ov~!nounced by the Mason County staff of the Sheriff'sDepartment ']kAAs 5~ecreation Association. George were promoted to sergeant. '~lr~.r~o~nders,_ ,,',-,,, , . 21 She ton, was, found June 18- Deputy Sheriff ~t guilty Of the burglary of James Gorman is discharged for ~ckwith's Jewelery. John C. politica activity may appeal. was killed in a traffic ('laud Petereit 64 'killed in traffic ~ident ill the Hoodsport area• - accident• Moose Lodge protests f' ~AINi March 12- Candidates for bypass plan would landlock their ason County Forest Festival property. Two Japanese girls 5~een were announced. Geor e announced as foreign exchange !!g!:k:~ is: h:i ohlUib2i~rl :~!eg! students here for next year. Sen. ::! : ~ w t dd ttenry M. Jackson to speak here• ' • ' o ' ' pts Robert Raines takes over duties at "II'-'~licy on drugs• The Shelton High WCC. ~hool Drama Department June 25- Assessor explains k~duction of The Bad Seed wasassessment changes. Purchase of '~.~ ~eduled for presentation, swimming pool by new owner ' [March 19- William Howard revives summer recreation n,-u~ p~rris, 5, died m a fire whichswimming lessons. Sales tax ...... ~;~i:d the family l~ome, collections to start for city and p "' ions for the Alderbrook county July 1. {Oject were sent to Washin t July 2- Four jailed here for I(' * ' g on • ~, smt was filed to halt the O l y m p i a a r e a t h e f t s . mstruction of the Conifer Groundbreaking for new Squaxin filed a suit to ,,el their money back. Oct. 15-Elbern F. Savell. 39, Bremertoa, was being held in Mason County Jail on a charge of first degree murder in tile death of Mrs. Diane Tyree, 33, Pensacola, Fla. A 14-year-old youth was being held in jail on a charge of kidnaping. Views oil hair length for boys were aired at a school board meeting. Rev. Edwin Zschoche announced plans to retire after 40 years in the lllinist ry. unofficial returns from the election. State Rep. Charles Savage and Assessor Willis Barnett won their contests. File Olympic Air Pollution Control Authority filed a suit to halt garbage burning at the city dump by the city of Shelton. Elbern Savelle entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of first degree murder. Nov. 19-Prosecuting Attorney John C. Ragan asked for a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 general election which showed him trailing Byron Mc('lanahan by 42 Exceptional Foresters tuned an open house in their quarters at Sanderson Field. March 26- The arrest of two Harbor men cleared up a tuber of burglaries in Mason Grays Harbor Counties. The commission awarded a TV ble franchise to keRoy's TV. urges owners of taxable property to report it. April 2- The county remission was preparing an ti-rock festival ordinance. The Ycees urged the city to adopt the half-per at sales tax. Gerald Johnson, was found guilty of grand in a Superior Court jury al. County road funds were Shed by the state. April 9- The Department of Education and Welfare the nerve gas shipments. e County approved an regulating music tivals. Harvey Farrimond was as the Forest Festival al Bunyan. Gov. Dan Evans aeduled a visit to Mason unty. April 16 Officials continued Voice protests to the nerve gas iPments. The School Board eCted a recommendation for ianges in the dress and ~earanee code. Mark Ewing and Dean were given six month atenees in the county jail on charges. James Connolly was CYO area boy of the year. raise l-|errick and Larry Olli ~re named the top juniors in lelton High School in the Ogram sponsored by the lodge. April 23- Sheriff Wally lderson died in a Seattle where he was undergoing ;ts for a heart problem. The derbrook project permit was Coted by the Corps of Robert R. Rains was reed superintendent of the Corrections Center. Island facility scheduled. Eli Willey, 99, a native of Mason County dies• Senate votes to have nerve gas destroyed. July 9-Census Says city population 6,360. Jury members for August session selected. Karrie Ann Lewis, 2, Renton, drowns in Hood Canal. J ely I 6- The State Park Conmfission announced il was considering tile former Nalley Farm as a site for a state park. Floyd Towne, 46, Tacoma, drown while water skiing irt Lake Cushlnan and Sheriff's Office units were making attempts to find his body. Tile county commission approved formation of a County Park and Recreation Board• Jnly 23-1)ry weather has made fire danger extremely Iligh in the woods. Charles Savage and Virginia Clocksin announce they are candidates for the State Legislature. 517 yOUng people had signed up for tile summer recreation swinHning Program. July 30- (;ail Gardner. a 27-year-old Omaha, Neb., school teacher was found Safe after a three day search after she had become separated from companions on a hiking trip. The county civil service commission ordered Deputy Sheriff James Gorman re-instated. Eight persons filed for elective offices in tile county• Aug. 6- A bandit escaped with about $100 in cash from the Pantorium Cleaners. Sixty-seven protests were filed OVer assessor's appraisal values on the 1971 tax rolls. A superior Court decision ruled in favor of rezoning the former Shelton General tlospital property for Conifer Co. Aug. 13, Mrs. Lois Reed, a former Shelton resident, was killed, and, her husband, Robert, seriously injured in a traffic accident in Brenlerton. The assessed valuation in Mason County was up 15 Per cent from the J assistant attorney general in Olympia. was named Superior Court Judge for Mason and Thurston counties to succeed Judge Charles T. Wright• Dec. 17 The Shelton School District Citizen's Advisory Committee, in reply to a request from the school board, recommended that consideration of a special levy for maintenance and operation be delayed. Judge I-'rank Baker ruled the Betfair Fire District bond issue vote was invalid. Thc big Santa Claus replica was re-erected south of the city. Dec. 24 The proposed division of financial responsibility for the new Shelton High School was subnHtted to the state by the County Committee on School District Organization. Bench warrants were issued for two men who had failed to appear to serve jail sentences imposed by the court. Dec. 31 Officials here were studying what to do about pin ball machines after a court decision iu Pierce County. The Journal 40 and 8 Christmas fund topped its goal. Two new deputies were scheduled to join tire Mason County Sheriff's Office the first of the year. •. :< •.......