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January 21, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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Jn 'ROUND THE Walter O. Eckert Thursday, Jan. 21 Lotary Club luncheon, noon, Tree Cafe. rs Club, 6:45 a.m., Restaurant. Tops, 7 p.m., court annex Commission meeting, 8 court house. Canal Woman's Club, a.m., Potlatch clubhouse. Nimrod Club, 8 p.m., Dies At 93 Years [ason County Democrat 8 p.m., PUD auditorium. [ulti-service Center board 7:30 p.m., at the center. Town Rounders, hall. 'elcome Chapter past noon sack luncheon, Jan. 22 of Commerce board ring, 7:30 a.m., Timbers Rebekah Lodge, 8 p.m., Hall. County Senior Citizens potluck dinner, e Center. license examiner, 10 5 p.m., court house Jan. 23 arne Night, 8 p.m., Eagles rt hall. lilver Stars Trail ride, noon, Benson ranch, Mason Lake. Sashayers, 8:30 p.m., Jan. 24 3n churches invite you the church of your Jan. 25 No. 3 commission 1 p.m., PUD conference commission meeting, court house. ihelton Bridge Club, 7:15 ~, PUD auditorium. ;oodwill truck in town. 7 for pickups. t's About Time Tops, 7:30 County Health Office. ~ay, Jan. 26 'Jwanis Club luncheon, noon, ers Restaurant. Commission meeting, 8 city hall. Lodge, 8 p.m., airport of Honor, 8 p.m., Hall. 8 p.m., airport hall. County Credit Women, a.m., Timbers Restaurant. Jan. 27 aent. license examiner, 10 5 p.m., court house Town Tops, 7 p.m., Center. [ason County Hospital Jct Commission, 10 a.m., house. Walter Eckert Ninety-three-year-01d Walter O. Eckert, a resident of Grapeview since 1890, died Saturday in the Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center. From 1911 to 1947, Mr. Eckert was postmaster in Grapeview, where he was also a volunteer weather observer for 64 years. He was a member and a past president of the Shelton Kiwanis club, holding a perfect attendance record of 45 years. For more than 40 years he served as a board member of the Peninsula Light Co. of Gig Harbor which served the north-east portion of Mason County for many years. He was past president of the Western Washington Horticultural Association and a member of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Eckert was very active in the field of music, being one of the founders and a former board member of the Mason County Community Concert Association. Years ago he directed choirs in the Vaughn Community Church and in the Shelton Methodist Church. He later sang in the choir of St. David's Episcopal Church. He was born Sept. 4, 1877 in Auburn, N.Y. and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Augusta Eckert 6f Shelton; a daughter, Mrs. Anne Eacrett of Grapeview; two grandsons, Robert Eacrett of Oak Harbor, Wa. and Kenneth Eacrett of Corona, Cal.; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Howard, Tacoma. The Ray. Horace Mounts officiated at a service held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Batstone Funeral Home. Burial was in Shelton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family desires donations to the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Committee or to the Sarah Eckert Orthopedic Guild of Grapeview. Jan. 28 Club luncheon, noon, Cafe. Club, 6:45 a.m., Restaurant. Tops, 7 p.m., court annex. den Age Club, 6 p.m., Hall. Scholarship J. Ervin, daughter of Edna Ervin, Shelton, has awarded a $300 Ernest O. and scholarship at State University for 1970-71 school year. Miss a freshman at WSU, resides Hall. Senior Citizens Set Meeting The Mason County Senior Council will have as their guest a group of Senior Citizens from Tenino when they meet at noon for their regular fourth Friday Potluck lunch Jan. 22. aL the Multi-Service Center in Shelton. Classes have just started at Shelton Evening School and there is still time to sign up by those interested in attending. For information on what classes are available or financial helpcall Multi-Service Center 426-2568 or 426-2571. We have many tools now on hand for your rental convenience. Tools such as a . . . 3" Belt Sander -- Vibrator Sander -- Kerosene Heater with Blower -- 6" Skill Saw -- 10" Skill Saw -- Hand Saws -- Saber Saw -- Cement Tools -- Gas Cement Finisher -- V4" Drill -- 1/2,, Drill, CALL US TODAY! We Are Proud To Announce the addition of Fireplace Glass Doors and Screens.= Open 8 - 5:30 Monday thru Saturday Mike Byrne, Owner 1332 Olympic Hwy. S. 426-4522 Church To Show Another Moody Science Film By DORA HEARING MATLOCK - Matlock Community Church will have a Moody Science Film to show to the public this Sunday night at 7 p.m. Name of film is "Facts of Faith". Mrs. Gretchen Matuska and Stanley Schafer of Satsop were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Helin Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lud Rossmaier were Sunday dinner guests at the Gene Rossmaier home at Olympia to celebrate their son Gene's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Max Cash and Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Hearing enjoyed Saturday evening dinner in Shelton at Ming Tree cafe. Mr. and Mrs. Lud Rossmaier were Friday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wells Mayer. Later in the evening Mr. and Mrs. Edward Valley and Leroy Valley were drop in guests. The Pinochle club will meet this Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Townsend host and hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Walker and sons David and Ricky weze Sunday dinner guests of their folks Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker. Skokomish By MARY VALLEY SKOKOMISH - The snow was so inviting Tuesday that the Savage, Conner On Committees State Rap. Paul H. Conner, D-Sequim has been named chairman of the sub committee on Toll Facilities, Water and Air Transportation of the House Transportation Committee. This committee will handle legislation dealing with the ferry system, feeder bridges and toll bridges, airplanes. Conner is also a member of the sub-committee on Fisheries of the Committee on Natural Resources and Ecology. Conner has also been appointed Democratic vice chairman of the House Committee on Social and Health Services. Rap. Charles R. Savage, D-Shelton has been appointed to the sub-committee on General Government and also Education of the House Appropriations Committee. This committee deals with the budgets of Higher Education, Nuclear Energy, Highways and Education. Savage also has been appointed Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Labor and Employment Security. Valley Vaquero's 4-H club decided not to let it go to waste. Everyone was called and 18 gathered at the Jim Hunter's that night. A bonfire was built, and then came the snowball fights and the rides on the sled pulled by the tractor through the fields. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a buffet supper inside around the fireplace. Wednesday night the Roy Yorks and the Jim Hunter families braved the weather to drive to the Dick Endicotts at Cushman for a sledding party. Everyone enjoyed sliding down the hill on innertubes and the fresh doughnuts and cocoa served afterwards. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hunter attended a dinner at the Evergreen Inn in Olympia Sunday. Mrs. Leona Vaughn entertained the Grange Ladies Club on' Tuesday evening. After a short business meeting a dessert was served. The attendance prize was won by Mary Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Valley accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hulbert to Olympia Sunday where they were dinner guests of Mrs. Ethel Ferris. Others there for the dinner were Bill Lozier and Mrs. Minnie Letho. Jan. 22 is the Skokomish Grange. The meeting will start promptly at 8 p.m. JANUARY l f "'J" and O Centralia Man Dies Saturday Pearl F. Gifford Succumbs Monday Leonard Sutherland, 86, died Saturday in a Centralia nursing home. He was born in Oklahoma July 6, 1884, and had been a resident of Centralia since 1929, prior to which time he had lived in the Hanaford Valley and McCormick. For 25 years, until his retirement in 1955, he owned and operated the Sutherland Fuel Co. in Centralia. He was a member of the Church of the Open Bible in Centralia; a member of the Pe Ell Masonic Lodge; and he was a past master of the Oakview Grange. He is survived by his wife, Marie, of the home; three sons, Harold L. of Shelton, Russ E. of Tacoma, and Jack L. of Freemont; a brother, Guy, of Mineral; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Etter, Seattle; eight grandchildren ; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Centralia Church of the Open Bible with the Rev. Verl Sterns officiating. Graveside services followed in the Mt. View Cemetery, Centralia, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge. Wool Deadline Is Announced Wool growers are reminded that Feb. 1 is the deadline for filing for incentive payment on wool, mohair and unshorn lambs marketed during 1970, according to Donald W. Ragan, Chairman of the Agricultural Conservation and Stabilization Service. The incentive price for shorn wool is 72 cents per pound and the support price for mohair is 80.2 cents per pound. A payment for unshorn lambs will reflect the average weight of wool per hundred-weight of lambs at the time of sale. Sales documents bearing the original signature of the buyer or purchasing agency must be submitted at the time of filing for the incentive payment. The place for filing is the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASCS) Office, 221 Courthouse Annex, Olympia. For information phone 943-7200, Ext. 465. In Mason County contact the ASCS Office in Kneeland Center on Thursdays at 426-6672. Pearl F. Gifford, 74, died Monday in the Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center. She was born Oct. 24, 1896 in Great Falls, Mont. She had been a resident of Shelton for 35 years, and was a member of the Shelton Christian Science Church, the auxiliary of the Madrona Barracks VFW, and Shelton Friendship Club. She was a retired bookkeeper. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis McGrath of Seattle and Mrs. Les Speckler of Juneau, Alaska ; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. H. F. Schaub of Ketchikan, Alaska. Following cremation, a memorial service was conducted by Mrs. Mar)7 Ninnis at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Batstone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations to the cancer fund were requested. Alma B. Fredson Dies In Olympia Alma B. Fredson died in Olympia on January 13. She was 60 years old. She was born Feb. 19, 1910 in Olympia and had lived in Shelton all of her life until moving to Olympia four years ago. She was employed as accountant by the State of Washington. She was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church. Survivors include two brothers, Paul Clyde of Portland and Christopher Clyde of California; and an aunt, Ruby Crane, of Shelton. Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Edward's Catholic Church and Mass was said at 10 a.m. Monday with Father Gabriel officiating and burial in Shelton Memorial Park. Through Basic Navy Airman Apprentice Jerry D. Hinchcliff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale W. Hinchcliff, Shelton., was graduated from recruit training at the Recruit Training Center, San Diego. Hinchcliff is a 1970 graduate of Shelton High School. All Pacific Gallery Chairs will be discounted 10% through the end of January. This includes chairs in stock and those ordered before February 1st, 1971! N.-.. Shelton -- 426-3264 Bud Bilderback Dies In Home Frank A. White Sr. Dies In Hospital Ivan Burl (Bud) Bilderback died Friday in his home at the age of 61 years. He was a four year resident of Shelton and was a service station operator. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was born April 19, 1909 in Iowa, and is survived by his wife Frances, Shelton; a son, Byron Bilderback, Creston, Iowa; a stepson, Staff Sgt. Gary Pitman, U.S. Army, Viet Nam; a daughter, Mrs. Ramona Turner, Shelton; a brother, Marvin Bilderback of Oakland, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Lois Gregory, Auburn, Wa.; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Gary Ellis officiated at a service held at 1 1 a.m. Wednesday in Batstone Funeral Home. Burial was in Shelton Memorial Park. Mrs. L. G. Frank Dies In California Mrs. L. G. Frank, a frequent Shelton visitor until recently, died in a California nursing home on January 17 at the age of 93 years. She is survived by a son, K.W. Frank of Shelton; two daughters, Mrs. M. D. Reynolds, San Fernando, Calif. and Mrs. Bill Golden, Northridge, Calif., formerly of Shelton ; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children; and a sister living in Griswold, Iowa. Funeral services were held in Griswold on Wednesday. Frank A. White Sr. died in Harrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton on January 13. He was born Sept. 6, 1898 in Fillmore, Cal. and had lived in Allyn for the past 14 years. He was a former nursing home operator and a member of the Christian Church. He is survived by two sons, Frank A. White Jr. of Allyn and Donald White of Covina, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Clara Berndhart, Covina; nine grandchildren; two step-sons, Tom Neff of Lacey and Lucian Neff, Tacoma; and a step-daughter, Susan Besser, Tacoma. A service was held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Batstone Funeral Home with the Rev. Wendell Harder officiating and burial in the Shelton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers it was suggested that donations be made to the North Bay Volunteer Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 44, Allyn. 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