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Percy  rio 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore !s er ,eserve " Mere.bets Vote ToDIsband LE TESTING UNIT  Kenneth Edwards, speech and hear- therapist for the Shelton school system, operates the controls mobile hearing testing unit which the school put in opera- recently. The unit was made from a converted commercial and is taken from school to school where needed throughout county. The Ma.4on County Sheriff&apos;s re- serve members voted at a meet- ing Monday night to disband their organization formed under Sheriff W. A. Potter. ome members of the unit will go into a new unit being formed by Sheriff D. S. (Sam) Clark. In a statement this week Stuart B. Nutt, captain of the dissolved unit said: "At a Special meeting, we of the Mason County Sheriff's Re- serve have voted to disband. We were formed under Sheriff W. A. Potter and have operated in a democratic manner under by-laws which have allowed us the right to govern ourselves. Since this is contrary to the policy of the new sheriff, we find it impossible to exist as a unit. "Our car a 1957 Ford Sedan which the Reserve Unit purchased with its own funds, at a cost of $676 we are donating to the Ma- son County Sheriff's Dept. ,'All other property owned by the Reserve Unit will be donated to the City of Shelton for the Re- serve Unit that is to be formed bY the City Police Dept. !'The men voted to retain their badges as souvenir's and donate the deposit paid on them to the Rogers School Recreation Fund. "In the past five and a halt ,,ears, we of the Sheriff's Reserve have donated many thousands of hours of free police protection to the citizens of Mason County. Each man had to purchase and maintain his own uniform and equipment and provide his own in- surance. "We sincerely regret that in the future we can no longer provide free police protection for schools and charitable groups as we have done in thq past, but we are con- fident that Sheriff D. S. Clark, with a new reserve unit, will in tired be able to provide this sel-,'- ice." .ring testing in the Shelton system has taken to the a mobile hearing test- which went into opera- week. unit was made from a used rcial van and is used by Edwards, speech and therapist, as his follow-up on the hearing screening by school nurses to StUdents who do not pass ening test are referred to for further tests to de- if there is a hearing pro- to what extent. After there is a loss, Ed- reports his findings to the of the child, with a rec- for possible treat- a doctor testing unit con- an insulated room about six feet in which the test- is installed. UNIT VISITS all of the in the Shelton school sys, other schools in the eoun insulated room was built by Goodwin, school carpenter, plans obtained from Boeing. on Timber Company provid- of the material free ot said he had found it to conduct the hearing tests in rooms in the various school buildings because none were set up to keep the amount of noise down. The mobile unit allows the tests to be conducted in-a sound con- trolled room. Edwards said he believes this is the only unit of its kindin the Northwest. In hiaking the plans, he contacted other school systems, but, found none. The Closest one he was able to find was in Calif- ornia. , Some of the larger school sys- tems have stationary testing booths, he said, but none are mo- bile units. About 200 students in the schools in the county do not pass the screening, hearing test each year, Edwards said. He is busy now following up on these stu- dents. With the equipment he has, he is able to give. five'types of tests depending on what the warrants. When the follow-up on the hear- ing screening tests are completed, Edwards said, the unit will be on call to test any student who it appears may have a hearing pro- blem. The testing program, Edwards saidi is designed to catch .hearing difficulties in the: students before. they become serious. worth Man Dies Sggs Lake Wed. SOUthworth ferry cap- falling through the Jig'g s Lake along North ,ad near he Hood Canal despite efforts of three to save him, the Ma- Sheriff's office re- 57, was dead arrived at a hom ae had been taken. and three young men 19, Port Orchard; h Sunday annual All-City Choir Con- by the Shelton Mu- held at 3:30 p.m. ay in the junior high auditorium. is by ticket donation adults and 25 cents sehoolers. The money the student music scholarship. r one or two Students the Music Club for Week training program. Students.are selected by a , mgn school instruc- Ltives from the Doug Granun, 23, Southworth, and Ronald Johnson, 20,  Southworth, were on their way to Tahuya to pick bmmh when the pick-up they were driving overheated. They stopped at the lake to get some water to cool the motor down, but, found the lake frozen. One of the boys went out on the ice and broke a hole to get the water. TtlE OTHER THREE star bed out onto the lake and were about three-fourths of the way across the small lake when the ice broke. One of the boys had already re- turned to shore. The other tw0 avoided falling through the ice by lying down on it, but, Woolfolk went through. The boy on shore tossed a pole to the other two, and, with this they managed to get the older man out of the water and to shore. The boys took tumm trying to revive him as they took him to the closest house they cculd find along North Shore Road. HE WAS PRONOUNCED dead on arrival by officials when they arrived at the scene. Two of the boys were treated for shock at the Belfair doctor's office. choirs, time Am- and the high school Participate individual. the mass choir, which mg three numbers. wishing to take part oir should attend 0 P.m. Sunday in rag. musicians Will 'rio, Mrs Dean be the Palmer, Oliver Ashford, CelnloO ' rs. Harvey Hillman, pia . Ynn SbcIvood will direct Lass choir With Mrs. Hillman The body of Woolfolk was taken man of arrangements for the Mer- to Batstone Funeral Home. lin shoWS. She/ton Woman Presented Lions Sponsor MagMan ln Appearance Here What wouldyoudo, doyousup-PUDI Lets pose, in a hypnotie trance? Contract For You'll get the chance to find out, if you're really curious about it, next Tuesday and rednesday liars Leave =pson Track Cars from a Simpson Tim- ,any train left the track West of Shelton lasf dumping time logs they I'o DO inJurie,,4 arid were damaged, none Unable to get to the next day while rails and 100 ties dam- aCCident were being nights. Merlin the Magician Will be ill Shelton for tV0 performances sponsored by the Shelton Lions Club for the benefit of its eye fund on those dates. Merlin will appear in the junior high auditorium for demonstra- itons of his mystic powers begin- ning at 8 p.m. Tickets are avail- able from any Lion or at the door. AMONG THE THINGS Merlin will do is call a number of vol- unteers from the audience who, while under hypnosis, will shiver with cold, see a motion picture and other uncmmY demonstrations which Merlin achieves through the power of suggestion. Another of his demonstrations is to make a volunteer stiff as a board, stretch him between two chairs and then Merlin stands on his stomach. Afterward the vol- unteer remembers the demonstra- tion as a dream. Merlin also will "fasten', a vol- unteer's foot to the floor and he will be unable to move until Mer- lin breaks the spell. HE IS ONE of the few magic- ians who has mastered ma hvn- nosis, considered the most diffi- cult of magcmns accora,,h h it h ---r ..... " ments Throug e ,Will .nnao to loei a young lady in a borbut in a matter of seconds, when the box is unlocked, Merlin Will jump out of it instead of the young lady. Another feature of the sho is Erna, the princess of magic, who has mastered the Hindu basket mystery. From their eye-care fund the Lions purchase glasses for needy children whose families are un- able to do so when their vision reqmres" correction. Tho uo"' av- erages two pairs of glasses a month unaer tins Project, Presi- dent Al Coleman points out. Duane Scott is general chair- Carnegie Hero Award Medal A Shelton woman, Mrs Dale zeszdent e axmds for (Joy) Grytness, 33 522 S. Eighth I leroism from the Carnegie Hero, St., is one of five W-.hington Fund Commission at its 59th an- nual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., Tuesda.y. Mrs. Grytuesg Will receive a $500 cash award and bronze medaI. She iS credited with saving the life of Will H. Simpson after his truck left the road and phmged into a swamp area last May 1. The incident occured on High'way 9 North of Shelton. Mrs. Grytness stopped at the scene of the accident and, after trying to get someone to go to the assistance of Simpson who was trapped in the cab of the sinking truck, went in herself. Slle swam the 35 feet to the sinking vehicle, got the door open and then as- sisted him to shore. After the accident Mrs. Gryt- hess said "I don't classify myself as a good swimmer, but, the man looked like he needed help and no JOY GRYTNESS one else seemed interested in do- Gets Heroism Award ing it," 77TH __ -- _ .-----:W-=-...  :I0 Cents per Copy YEAR NO 4 Pubhshed m "Chmstmatown, U S A " Shelton, VCashmgton Thursday, January 24. 1963 Entered as second oass matter at the post office at Shelton. Washington, under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cots. 16 Pages 2 Sections County Commission Sets March '12 As The Harstine Brid'ge Bond Vote Date THIS IS AN ARCHITECT'S CONCEPTION of what the proposed Harstine Island bridge would look like when completed. This view is looking to the southwest with the mainland ferry landing in the New Building Cascade Olympic Construction Co., Shelton, was awarded the con- tract for the construction of a new office building and a manager's residence for Public Utility Dist- rict No. 1 at Potlatch. The con- tract was awarded by the PUb Commission this week. Cascade Olympic's bid of $70,- 035 was low of the five opened by the commissioners Monday night. Other bidders were Frei- gang Construction Co., Tacoma; Langeland Construction Co.. Shel- ton; McKasson Bros. Tacoma, and O. M. Hcndrickson and Co.. So- quire. Construction is expected to start by February 11 and be com- pleted in 150 days. The new buildings will be built on the same property as the pres- ent PUb 1 office. The old build- ing will be torn down. The office building will be con- crete block construction and will have a drive-in window for the Convenience of its customers. lower right-hand corner, The drawing was made by Harold Sar- gent, consulting engineer foe" the bridge project. One Con test De velop s For City School-Board One contest developed for"the Also filing during" the past week was Dr. Douglas Larson for re- eIection to a four-year term from District 2. Filing previously, in addition to Hueston, were incumbents Mrs. Virginia Martig and Mrs. Betty McClanahan. Filings close at 5 p.m. Friday for the school board posts. Fil- ings are with the clerks of the school boards. Candidates cab fle Saturday if the board clerk is available to ac- cept the filing. The elections will be held in Ml districts March 12. Oredit Union sets gnnual Meeting Mason County Federal Credit Union will hold its annual meeting at 8 p.m. Friday in the Junior High School Auditorium. The re- port of growth and the election of officers for 1963 will be the main items of business. Door prizes totaling $300 will be given out, first prize to be $100. The Credit Union has had an excellent year showing growth of more than $200,000, bringing total assets to more than $963,000. A dividend of 4 per cent was paid on all savings plus an inter- est refund of five percent to bor- rowers. All members and any interested Shelton School Board election March 12 in filings the past week. Valentine Sieni<o, 1024 Thomas St, Shelton. filed for the district 3 seat now held by B. Franklin , Heuston. Heuston has filed for re- election. The contest is for a two- year term on the board. David McMillin filed for the board post now held by Dr. Q. Thomas Ryan. Dr. Ryan has moved from the district and is not eligible to represent that dis- triet. Yan00als R00.m0ving Slreel Barr,oades The Shelton Police Department is keeping an eye out for whoev- er has been removing the barri- cades and flares from the slide area on Angle Way and dumping them down the bank. Police Chief Paul Hinton said the barricades right at the slide area had been taken down almost every night since they were put up. The ones at the ends of the road. blocking it off have not been taken down, but, have been moved a few times. It takes three men each morn- ing to get the barricades back up on the bank and in place, Hinton said. "Anyonc caught taking these barricades down will be prosecu- persons are cordially invited to at- ted," he added. 'tend the meeting. NEARING COMPLETION -- Simpson Timber Company's new dry lumber stoi'age shed on the waterfront neared completion last week as the huge overhead bridge crane was hoisted into place. In this view the first section of the crane, weighing 30 tons, was lifted by two rane= and City Asks Bids On Angle Way Slide Repairs .... The Shelton City Commissmn Tuesday set 11 a.m. Feb. 7 as the date for opening bids on the re- pair of Angle Way where a slide took part of the street out. The commission last week auth- orized Engineer Pat Byrne to pro- ceed with permanent repairs ot the damaged section of the street. The old material under the street will be removed and compacted gravel used to build it back up and put a shoulder on the street tO prevent further slide trouble. The commission voted to install parallel parking in front of Ralph's Serv-U store on Highway 101. The action was taken at the request of the State Highway De- partment, which wants the angle parking now in use eliminated, contending it causes a traffic haz- zard. A request from the First Church of Christ. Scientist. to build a Sunday School building on their lot at Third and Alder was re- ferred to the planning commission. ISR CISS OF 1948 TO PLAN REUNION All members of the Iene S. Reed high school class of 1948 are invited to atend a class re- union planning meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the home of Mrs. Bill Johnson (nee Mrilyn Dirt- man), 421 Cascade street. Any member who cannog attend but would like to help is asked to call 426-4809. Mason County voters will deeiG, March 12 whether or not there will be a bridge to Harstine Island, replacing the present county-op- erated ferry, The County Commission Mon- day set that day as the date for a specia' election on a $720,000 bond ic::m to finance construction : ::: p:'oposed bridge. The elec- tion will be held in conjunction with regular school district elec- tions scheduled for the same day. If e bond issue is approved by the voters, plans are for construc- tion of the bridge to start this summer. In order to pass. 40 percent of the voters who voted in the last general election must turn out and 60 percent of those voting must be in favor. PLANS FOR the proposed bridge are being drawn by Harold Sargent, Olympia consulting en- gineer. The county commission at its meeting Jan. 14, voted to hire a Seattle firm as bond attorneys for the election and bond issue if passed. The firm. Roberts. Shefelman, Lawrence Gay and Moak. rcom- mended to the commission a 20- year general obligation bond is- sue. The commission followed i.he recommendation in the proposed bond issue being submitted to the voters The voting will be at the same polling places as the school board elections. All school districts in the cbunty liave at least one seat on the board up for election this year and consequently must have an election. COUNTY AUDITOR C. Notan County Asked ,To Relocate ,leeds Loop Road The Mason County Commission received a petition from a grout of residents on Leeds Loop Roa( to abondon the present road an build a new road further up from the beach. A group of residents, who at- tended the commission meeting, said that almost all persons liv- ing along the road were in favor of the relocation. The present road is in bad shape, and would be ex- pensive to fix, they said. They were told by County En- gineer J. C. Bridger that surveys of the present roui.e and of the proposed relocated route were be- inl made and it would be difficult to say what could be done until these are completed. AT THE REQUEST of the res- idents of the area present, the comnfission voted o establish a 25 mile an hour speed limit on the road. The commission received a copy of a letter from Nat Waidip, representing the oyster growers, to Dr. Garret% Heynes. director ol the State Dcpartmcnt of Institu- tions, recomnlendipg the use of aim Imhoff tank and drain field for sewage disposal at the new Correction Center rather than us- ing Goldsborough Creek for waste disposal as a precaution against contanmination of water. ALSO RECEIVED by the eoln- rnissiou was a letter from Dr. Heynes to the State Vqater Con- servation office saying that a sub- Slll'face drainagc systeln was planned, and, that the creek would I not be used.. I The commission set Feb. 4 at l the date for opening bids for] three cars for th'e County Engin- I coring Department. Mason is contacting school dist- rict clerks to make arrangements for the joint election. The proposed bridge would re- place the county ferry now oper- ated between the island and the mainland. The ferry is going in the red about $20.000 a year and ,still 'have to be replaced in the next year or tvo if the bond is- sue for the bridge is not approv- ed. T1]e estimated cost of replace- ment for the ferry is about $200,- 000, and. with a new ferry, the annual loss on operation would go still higher because of increased crew size to meet Coast Guard requirements. Simpson Credit Union Plans Annual Meeting Shareholders in the Simpson Employees Federal Credit Union will elect officers and hear pro- gress reports from committees at their annual meeting Friday night in the PUb 3 auditorium. There are 187 new members this year, reports manager Ken Fred- son, in a total of 2856 on record at the end of December. They will hear good news, be added, for the credit union in- creased its total assets by more than $300,000 during 1962 to a to- tal of $2,556,185. Of this amount, shares epresent $2,368,000, an in- crease of $281,000. Loans outstian- ding at the year end totalled $2,- 044,000, an increase of $147,00{k During the year 3193 loans were initiated totalling $1,452,276, the manager reported. The credit un- ion paid dividends during the year of $97.458, which included a 4% percent dividend at mid-year plus an extra %, percent at the end of the year, along with $21,000 in interest rebate. Fredson also announced that AI Munro has been appointed as- sistant manager, replacing Hart Dittman, who has taken an inSUr- ance selling position in Olympia. Fruil Tree00 Pruning Dem0udrafi0n Plann0d Here is a chance for yoU to' b- come an expert fruit tree pruner. Turn out to a fruit tree prom- ing demonstration Jan. 29 at t:l}c Hal McCla'y residence on Arcadia Point,: Mason County. At 1:30 p.m. John Dodge, Extension Horticul- ture Specialist. Washington State university, will show how to dress up apple, pear, cherry and prune trees. Dodge said that it is impossible to learn to prune by just looking on. "Practice makes perfect", be said. He suggests that all pruning pupils wear old clothes and be pre- pared to lop uunecessary branches. The field workshop is open to anyone interested in better care of fruit, trees. Jan. 16 set onto the rails which run the length of the Jan, 17 building. Ken Good. chief plant engineer, esti- Jan 18 mated the crane will be in operation by mid- Jan. 19 February. The 100-foot by 400-foot shed itself /Jan. 20 is completed except for interior painting and I Jan. 21 installation of fire sprinklcr, Jan. 22 Weather High Low F'eeip 45 36 .02 47 30 -- 45 24 -- 39 19 --- 42 22 -- 40 22 --- 47 27