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January 31, 1963

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Percy M Pie 6017 S.E. 8Gth kve Portland, Ore YEAR--N0.5 Published in "Ghristmastown, U.S.A." Shelton, Washington 10 Cents per Copj&apos; January 31, 1963 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Washington, under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cots. 20 Pages  3 Sections Forest Festival Emblem Selected seeks Logger -ELI WILLEY s He Oldest Logger? Oldest living Mason Forest Fest- WOUld llke to him the honored 1963 festival week's meeting of the enmittec, When plans annual festival were was decided to pay oldest living log- suggested as one Candidates for honor, but it was Light be others gevity in this knows of an early- might be a can- title is asked ,t Parse to the Journal ;itF1 uress postponed until decision on the g over a theme after length, sPace,age idea at FEM|NINE SWEEP  Girls came up with all the honor in the annual high school art class competition for Forest Festival but- ton designs. The three top awards went to senior girls in art tea- cher William Stinebacher classes. First place was awarded to Irene Emsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Emsley of Route 3, Shelt0n, for the design shown here. That's Irene at the side. Second place went to Pat Hester, daughter of Mrs. Clem Hester of Lake Cushman and third place to Chris Hobart, daugh- ter of M.r. and Mrs. Tom Hobart of Route 2, Shelton. TI selec- tions were made by a special committee last week. Hirsch Takes Over Ownership Of ,. Lumbermen "s Mercantile Without changing the surround- ing scenery a bit, Lloyd Gruver made the transition yesterday from one employer to another and 'and--..;to- grea:te-responsibilities .with%he Lumbermen's Mercantile department store. As the firm changed ownership to the P. N. Hirsch Company of St. Louis, Gruver became assis- tant manager of the store, Man- ager Robert Keenan announced. He succeeds Gene Hanson, who is leaving the firm to manage a new apparel store scheduled to open in Shelton in March. Gruver has been with the L. M. since his graduation with Shel- ton'high school's class of 1941, exGepting three years in World War II (1943-45/ while he served in the U.S. Air Force, half of that time in India mid another six months on Okinawa. HE HAS RESIDED in Shelton since 1938, is a. past president of Rotary Club md was a charter member Of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gruver of Shel- ton. He and his wife, Jane, a Shel- ton school teacher, have four Harstine Island Fire District Gets Approval The Mason County Commission approved the formation of a fire district on Harstine Island Mon- day after no one appeared at a hearing to object.' Named as commissioner for the new fire district to serve until an election is held were Thomas Tier- ney, Larry Jerralls and Hugo V, Glaser. The board asked Probation Of- ficer Marvin Christcnsen and WeN fare Administrator Irvin McAr- thur to submit a list of names of persons to be named to a re- activated county Welfare Advisory Committee. The two had appeared before the board to discuss the reactiva- tion of the committee, which had been active in the past bdt had been discontinued. 3, W. Goodpaster wen reap- pointed to a five-year tern: on the South Puget Sound Regional Li- brary Board. The commissioners set il a.m. as the date for a hearing on a request from Marcel P. Fassio to vacate an mmsed part of Seattle St. in Union. daughters. A16ng with his new duties as assistant manager, Gruver will continue as manager of the store's men's deiarimeiit; "a-'OSt he has held since 1947. In the same announcement. OME FOR OLD STORE  Bob Watson's eper'market is holding its grand 88 x 120 foot new buildm i on a full bloc Hil " g s't- g Y manager Keenan said Mrs. Aga- tha Pierce would continue as buy- er for the ready-to-wear depart- ment, Mrs. Francis Cole for chin dren's, Mrs. Evelyn Lee for ac- cessories and lingerie, Mrs. Bey Dunbar for dry goods. 1rs. Ha- (Continued on page 3) New Sheriff Reserve Unit h Formed Sheriff D. S. (Sam i Clark has started the organization of a new Sheriff's Reserve he said this week. Heading the new unit as Cap- lain will be Bernard Bailey. At present theic are 15 members in the unil. There are a lnnllber of applicatinns for melnbership which are being checked Clark said. Clark is orgamzing the group into four units, patrol, water res- cue. 'communications and search and rescue. Heading the water rescue unit is Gene Stacy. Ben Soper heads the communications unit and Bill Gep- hart the search and rescue unit. Clark said the present Sheriff's Reserve vehicle, an automobile, will be traded in on an emerg- ency vehicle. This will be obtained through civil defense, he said. and will be a panel truck of some kind. The vehicle will be equipped to serwe as a "headquarters on wheels" for the various search and rescue operations the reserves may be called upon to assist in. January Has Been Dry, Cold If it hadn't been for a warm, wet New Year's Day, January, 1963 would have set a record for lack of rainfall here this year. Even so, this is the second dri- est January in the 32 years wea- ther records have been kept here. Total rainfall for the month, as of Wednesday morning, was 2.54 inches. Of this. 2.50 inches fell Jan. 1 and 2. Since that time, only two days have shown measurable precipitation, January 3 and 16, each with .02 inch readings. The driest January recorded in weather records kept since 1932 was in 1949 when only .96 inches of precipitation fell January 1963 will go on record as the second driest. * Thearea is 7.47 inches;sht,rt of. the normal rainfall for Yanuary, which has averaged 10.01 inches over the record keeping period. Temperatures too have been be- low average, with an average low temperature the first 29 days ot the month 27.6 degrees compared to an average of 31.8 and the average high temperature 40.2 de- grees compared to an average o 44,8. Local Clubs Donate Gifts To She/ton Genera/Hospital SHELTON GENERAL HQSPITAL "Auxiliary president, Mrs. R. W. Oltman, (left) and Mrs. Isaac Jeffery, secretary, view the two instruments recently donated by the auxiliary to the hospital. They are a Fibrillator and a Pacemaker, used for emergency care in heart failure. Tile Shelton General Hospital has been the recipient in the past few months of four gifts, all of which were much needed and ap- precis ted. Last autunm the Women's Aux- iliary to the hospital provided two instruments for emergency care in heart failure, a Defibrillator and a Pacemaker. The Defibrillator is an instru- ment used in the condition called fibrillation, in which the heart muscles lose their power to fune- Lion normally., and develop, e'a rapiD'" flutter, qmckly resulting in death if not ,to'pped." Tlie -Pacemaker , is and continuing through Saturday. For complete details of the grand opening see Pages 8-9-10-11 in this edition. a companion instrument used to help establish the normal heart beat. This is the only equipment of its sorL in the conmnmity and is a most valuable asset. The second gift was in the form of a. new wheelchair presented to the hospital by the Dirt Dobber Garden Club. It is the latest type of folding wleelehair complete with foot rests and chrome frame. It is being used to replace the old wooden one at the ambulance en- ira n re. The third gift, most recently received. hra s ill the form of a $500 bequest in the will of Mrs. Lula Jones, deceased sister of Mrs. Milton Clothier of Sheltnn. The nmney was specified for need- ed equipment. A flanlephotomcter for the laborafory will be pur- chased with the sum, with the ap- proval of Mrs. Clothmr, This much needed instrument will speed up reports on laboratory tests which, up to this lime, have been sent In Olympia or Tacoma. The fo|u'th gift received was in the form of a service to the hospital by Ihc Shelton Jayettes, who have arranged to provide an adequate supply of home-sewn pajamas for child patients in the hospital. Mrs. McCann. hospital superin- tendent, reports the staff is very happy with each of these gifts which will enable them to better serve their patients in the future. :Fires Destroy, Damage Homes As Firemen Answer Rash Of Cali00 FIRE DAMAGES HOME-- Firemen pour water on the blaze in the Lyle Auseth home, 601 Bell- evue. Tuesday morning in the first, and most serious of six fire calls they answered in a 24- hour period. In front of the home is furniture wiicn was gotten out. The fire gutted the top story of the house. It started near a chimney in the section of the roof which was ah'eady burned out when this picture was taken. Three School Districts Have Board Contests A second contest in the Shelton School District Board election March 12 developed on the final filing day Friday. Lester Spilseth flied for the dis- trict 5 seat. opposing David Me- Millin who had filed last week. It is for a four-year term. The district is presently repre- sented by Dr. Q. Thomas Ryan who has moved from the district. The other contest is for a two- year term from district 3 for which incumbent B. Franklin Heuston and Valentine Sienko filed last week. UNOPPOSED ARE DR. Doug- las Larson and Mrs. Virginia Mar- tig for four-year terms and Mrs. Betty McClanahan for a two-year troth. There are contests in three of the {our boltrd position,s,u.p,2or:, election this year in the North Ma2  son district. All four incumbent board members have filed with only Charles Amacher unopposed for a two-year term. The other board posts are for four-yeax terms. John Sisson from the Victor area is opposed by Richard Rass, mussen; Mrs. Betty Criss from the South Shore area is opposed by Larry Deleface and Kenneth Rose from the Old Belfair Highway area is opposed by Kenneth I.ther- nlau, In the Harstine  Island dftrict five persons have filed for the two board seats up for election. Incumbents Hugo V. Glaser and Mrs. Astrid Saeger have filed for re-election along with Mrs. Then ma Tierney, George W'aite Jr. and S. M. Baunsgard. There is no opposition in any of the other districts in the county. Filings include: MARY M. KNIGHT--Mrs. Helen Stodden and Herb Brehmeyer Jr. who was recently appointed to fill a vacancv eausedby a resignation. Hood Canal--Charles H. Dillon, Richard B. Robbins and stanley Lyman have filed. Dillon and Robbins are incumbents and Ly- man has filed for the board post now held by Eric Sjohohn. ]aycees Plan Bosses Night On Tuesday Shelton Jaycees next Tuesday, Feb. 5, will hold its annual "Bosses Night" and Distinguished Service Award Banquet at the Jaycee Hall. the event to begin at 6 p.m. "This is our annual banquet to express our gratitude to our bos- ses and others who assist us throughout the year", said Jim Fletcher, Jaycee president. Secretary of State. Victor A. Meyers. xqll be the featured speaker of tile evemng. In addition to honoring their bosses, the Jaycees will present the Distinguished Service Award to an outstmlding young man be- tween the ages of 21 and 35, for outstanding community sermce. The names of the applicants for this honor are submitted from various organizations in the area, and the winner is clmsen by apm- el of judges who are not members of the Jaycee organization. DSA chairman, Jim Hartlcy, will in- troduce the nominees and make the presentation of the award. Representatives of several civic groups also will be honored guests. General chairman of the affair is Cas Visminis. and Dave Thacher will act as master of ceremonies. The Sheltml Jayeltes will prepare and serve the din- her. FERRY RECEIPTS Receipts from the Harstine Is- land ferry the week ending Jan. 20 were $187,50. tile Mason County Engineer's office reported. Southside--Charles M. Jackson and Moody Bacon Jr. have filed. Jackson is an incumbent and Ba- con has filed for the post now held by Laurence Bedell. GrapeviewIncum bents, Charles W. Walker and Donald Pogreba have filed. Kamilche Valley---Lester Adams and Harry Fletcher, both incum- bents, have filed. Pioneer .... Incumbents Barrie Stroud and "W. J. McCleary have filed. Both are seeking their first elected terms as they are now serving under appointments to fill vacancies. TAHUYA --- Incumbents Mrs. Anne Y King and August Peder- son have filed. There will be one chazge on the county board of education with Dr .Wayne are flhng for t}e>pom- t/on held by Dr B. B. Forma, who ia not seeking re-election. Incumbent county board mem- bers filing are Mrs. Anne King and Eugene Taylm'. City Plans Dog Catcher Agreement The Shelton City Con]mission has a tentatiw agreement for a dog catcher. Oicial action is ex- pected at the next meeUng of the commission Tuesday. A rash of fires this week burned one t: use to the ground, badly dam:,g :d a second and have kcp Shelte_l firemen on the go. Binned re the ground was the Bryce Campbell home on Fredson Ro:d onth of Shelion a retill d noon Snday. The Sheltou fire deoartment an- s:vered the first of six calls in 2,1= hours at :: blaze in the Lyte At.ls- eth home, 601 Bellvne Ave.. about t ! ::;0 a .:n. Tuesday . The fire completely gutted the top mory of t.he two--story honle aud resulted m eonsidera,ble wa- ter damage to the lower story, The damage was estimated at $5.000 Fire Chief T. E. Deer said the fire apparently started from sparks from the chmmey and burned through the roof. Fire- men and neighbors got stone of the family's furniture out from the lower floor. TWO TRUCKS from the Shcl- ton tii't department and Fire Dis- trict 4's Arc'<dia fire truck were used in battling the blaze. The frezing temperatures caused trou- ble with a fire hydrant and froze the water in the vicinity of the burning building- making the fire- men's task more difficult. This was followed by four chim- ney fires which caused little or no damage. They were at the George Hunter residence, 1711 Ad- ams, at 2:80 p.m. Tuesday; The Shelton Hotel at 5:47 p.m. Tues- day; the Douglas Riehards resi- dence, 413 S. llth St. at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday and the Dave Getty res- idence. 1601 Franklin at 4:09 a.m; \\;rednesday. There was slight dam- age to the wails in the Getty hon:e. A fire of undetermined origin did about $1.000 damage to a gar- age attached to the Howard Daf- fy home. 2222 King at 10:10 a.m. Wednesdffy . FIREMEN WERE able to keep the fire from spreading to the house, with most of the damage confined there. There was slight The commission discussed a smoke damage to the house. proposed agreement with Eugene Hulbert Tuesday night and reach- ed agreement on the proposal. Under the agreement, Halbert would be responsible for picldng up dogs which are in violation of the city dog ordinance. He would keep the anin]als at his home one mile south of Shelton on Highway 101. He would keep dogs picked up four days after which he would dispose of them by gift, sale or extermination. For any animal sold, he could set the price to cove'-ehrg'es fSr' picking up the animal, its board and quarters and other expenses. He would receive $150 a month under a contract with the city. The commission would designate him "Shelton Humane Officer". Answering the call to the fire at the Campbell home Sunday were the Fire D/sir/st 4 trucks fi'om Arcadia and Cole Road and q truck from the Department of Na rural Resources. The fire started near the chim- ney in the second floor of the home. Some of the furniture was sav- ed, but, clothing and furniture on the second floor were lost. BUILDING PERMITS Building permits were approved by t, he Mason County commission this week to Paul Bigley, add tO garage, $1.000; E. M.-Ercegovic, wood cabin. $1.500: J. A. Tobler, wood residence, $20.000 and Ken- ' netn Howard, wood zesidencc, $5.000. S00e/ton Junior High Student Attends Classes At Home & Telephone &eaker RELAXING IN CLASS  Rand Stevens. 14, an discussions, The phone company completed in- eighth grade student at Shelton Junior High, stallation of the speaker in the Stevens home and does his English lesson at home while Gene a similar one in the school last Friday. Rand Stacey of the Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone is confined to his home recuperating from Rheu- Company here adjusts the speaker over which matic Fever. Rand can hear and participate in classroom Although a bout with rheumatic fever has him at home taking it easy, Rand Stevens, an eighth grade strident at Shelton Junior High School is keeping up with his school work through the means of modern communications. Last wcck the Pacific North- west Bell Telephone Company cmnplcted installation of a speak- er system which allows him to hear and participate in classroom discussion in four o Ills five clas- ses. Tile system consists of a speak- or in the Stevens home and a portable one in the school. The two speakers are connected through the telephone system. The telephone company had to run a special line from its line to the Stevens home to asmu'e an open line at all times. The speaker in tile school is porlable ad is moved to three different classrooms in which his mathematics, Englisl and science etasses arc taugtlt, He is keeping up with the work in his history class, but does not have the com- munications system for this ehtss because tile room in which it is taught is not properly wired for the setup. He also gets his shop maul class over the commnnica- tions system because it iv taught in the same room as the science ment on hand for the installation, clas.. ' It took about three days from Rand is the son of Mr. and 1Virs. the time it was ordered before it Ray Stevens and lives at Bay- arrived here. shorc. He became ill just before Christ- mas and will probably have to re- niain at llome for tile rest of the school year. This is the first system of this kind installed in Mason County and the first in the area served by the Olympia office of the Pa- Pacific Northwest Betl, telephone company officials said, There have been a number of similar installations throughout the state and nation, and. in fact. the telephone company has equip- The speakers in the class rooms hang in the back of the room and pick up the sounds from the class room, If the teacher wants to call on Rand during classroom discussion, he can hear her ques- tions, and answers by plssing a button on top of his set. When he is :lot speaking, the set in his home does not pick np the sound there. The equipment belongs to the telephone company and was in- stalled by local phone company CreWS. -NOTICE- POWER OUTAGE - FEBRUARY There will be a Power outage in the Mountain View area (weather permitting) Sunday night at midnight until 2:00 A.M. Monday morning. The area affected will be from E Strect North anti on East and West sides of Highway 101. This outage m necessary for the replacement of two very important 12,000 volt corner poles which cannot be replaced under present conditions while the line is en- ergized, JERRY SAMPLES, Manager --  . I = I t ,,L _ _ , < - ' * 4