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6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore O'Dell, Active Scout Leader, Grisdale Gets Jaycee Moj00 Of lng man wire puts in OVer a year and gives up a his vacation each sum- help the Boy Scouts, plus hours devoted to Jight baseball league for is Sheiton's "'young the year" for 1962. man is 28-year-old Ken who earns the bread-and. his wife and three Small operating the log-unload.. at Simpson Timber corn- dump near the city the Shelton Junior ,r of Commerce "Distin- Service Award" at the an- bosses night dinner after a committee stack- beside those nominees for the coy- has couched a team in' baseball league for years wit.h one pennant and two runnersup, and as league secretary last well as being one of the and prune movers in league's own park alrport. it is in the field of that he truly shines. became scoutmaster of 0 With four active boys. are 25. three of whom Eagle Scouts and u'e ready for it. Re- received the Scout- one of the highest to scout leaders, and to the Order of the honor camping frater- s Scouts to Which few rs are ever elected. ve of Pennsylvania, O'Dell ' Shelton to live in 1956 .his discharge from tbe , Own three boys are too Participate in either the or baseball programs to devotes so much effort. for the DSA by were Arnold Jaycees and Rotary x'Ol'k on Ca llanan tennis clin- and recently festival member- Johnson. by Re- Work ill agrlcul- Ptist church aswell ROtary Club; Gary by Vern Mof Work With this corn- Leaders Series O[ tings With a les on Ways to a 4-H meeting. session was Jan. 31 teach judging. Feb. 3rking on helps for and Feh. 14 they'll a lesson on records )art of 4-H leader I by and and visual ng furnished grant to this Sears Roebuck be climaxed by to be held Feb. 21 in Shelton. are: Southside Bedell Mrs. Arthur Moll, Bracy, C. M. Bakke and )rf. Matlock has and Mrs. Allen Ed Valley Day- Hiekson and From Atlyn- come Mrs. Jean Rex Harding. by Mrs. Ralph Simp- son is from the Valley is rep- ;-" Eugene Evers; are Mr. and Skokomish Stanley Lyman ill/ares. LOGGER? US NAMES for laon logger ? s eall, which possibly the mor( Verc bert Lord and hoih of careers in erly teens. or near their wants to this" year and a Inane- as be given 'ePa! d School ...... Federal Funds district has Under the ich allots me- ets whoee en- by employ. announced )- Jtdia distrlct }}Ida nl abotlL a said. BR EAK-. iN- to the Hood School Tues- was to system in that which controls was Smash- to windows }900r A 00,urd MAN OF ACTION  Depicting one of the activities which earned him the "Young Man of the Year" award from the Shelton Junior Chamber of Commerce. Ken O'Dell (kneeling) is shown with two of his Boy Scouts of Troop 110 and two Rotarians helping with Shelton street decorations last Christmas. &Dell was acclaimed Shelton's "Young Man of the Year for 1962" for his many activi- ties duping the Jaycees' annual Bosses Night dinner Tuesday I nig , - .: , .i. ,. :: i , " ' ' ld cJudin hri:st,nas tree li htillg, mumtys Young Life Gloup m g C g other activities connected with,tap-a-tourist, Harlem Clowns, iof schools; and Merve Smith, by the l est festival premiere night, talent V.F.W. for his work with young] show, ring-toss at the county fair, people through the V.F.W. Post. 'Santa Claus phoning, plants for which he serves as commander, confined old folks, and the junior The nominees were introduced high school night basketball game. by Jaycee Jim Hartley and the DSA winner was revealed by Sec- retary of State Vic Meyers, prin- cipal speaker for the evening's program. Jaycee President Jim Fletcher reviewed his group's projects of the past year, topped by the high- ly successful seat-belt project of last spring. It was a long list in- He finished up by presenting juni- or high principal Bruce Schwarck a $200 check for the school athle- tic fund as the result of the iMght basketbail game. Ralph Smith of Mountlake Ter- race. national Jaycee director, was a guest of the evening and spoke briefly on Jaycee values and ac- complishments. prlatch Woman Puts Art/stir T, ,[eni' To Work in Portraits PORTRAIT DRAWING -- Mrs. Donna Simmons of Potlatch dis- plays one of the portraits she draws in her spare time. She WOrks from photographs and does her work in pastels. By Joyt Scott ject looks so real you can hardly HOODSPORT __ It was Am/el, believe it isn't. Donna Works h'o{ Swiss author, whfl said, "Doing photos. She much perfers babies easily what others find difficult is but has done some older children talent, doing what is impossible and a few adults. Having seen the for talent is genius." As I visited with Donna Simmons and obselwed the ease With which she worked, I was inclined to place her in the latter category. Her portraits of babies and small children liars been the "talk" of the Canal late- ly. I was interested to find that silo was unaware of this ability until recently and it was discovered quite by accident. Shortly before Christmas Donna decided to try nlaking a picture of her own little girl, Julic. Sketch paper and pas- tels were on hand so that. was the nlediunl she used. orking fronl a Photograph. She was surprised at the startling likeness of tile finish- cd picture. Soon she tried anotller add by then her husband, Ncit. and other relatives began to encourage her. I*IillAPS TIlE picture tiler drew tile lnOSL attention to hey work was ar portrait, of Debbie Pc- derson, granddaugllter of Mrs. Mauriee Kaare. Marie, proud grandmoi,her tl, la.t she is, display- c,d it in her P(fl,latch Beauty Shop. Soon Donna l'onnd herself in bltsi- person helps her to get truer co- lor and she is partial to blondes! Dom]a has lived at Cushman and Hoodsport since a Small child. Her mother, Nancy Brown Win- ters. now of Forks. was well known for her artistic ability. Don- na. was never interested: enough to take art in' hign scnooi, but says her mother taught her hutch as she dabbled in various mediums during her growing up years. The Sinmlons live in a trailer on the beach aL Pothttch. She Tel'ks in limited space 'aided' by ,,e .... old Jllhe" Donna. relat d:  tillS*{-" J in*'v*t teresting experience. She llad conl- pleted a full length Portrait of a child and for hick of sPace laid the fin/sited product on the bed. Later slit pllt Jnlie down for a nap on lhat bed and R'got to remove the picture. An hour later the picture was a soggy mess. Julie a sorry sighl, not to mention tile white bedspread ! DONNA SAYS ller Inlsollnd is her most helpful critic. Often when SIIc liar \\;vorked holirs Oil a pict.uve ai feels solnPtllillg is not just righl about it. he comes ill hess. qnd takes one look an(t immedia- For the nlodesi still} (11 $10. ZII'S. lely spots lhe probleni. Julia is Simmons makes a. truly life like her hspi}'ation so it's rea,lly a fa- portrait. She has improved ller mily affair. technique by rising btfffed sand After talking With tllis modest. paper, which takes the pastel bet- young mother and seeing her work ter than the paper she first used. I was most impressed. Perhaos Wllen framed ,under nonglarc glass, x'e have' ' a budding' - IZeynolds in our- which aim rcconunend= tim ub- midst. Angle Way Repair Contract The ShelLon City Commission voted to award a contract for the repair work on Angle Way to George M. Grisdale Construct/err Company, Shelton at a meeting Tuesday afternoon. Grisdale's bid of $6,725 was the low of three received and some- what below the $9.050 cost of the contract work estimated by City Engineer Pat Byrne. OlJaer bidders were K/rebel Con- struction, Shelton and Dawson Construction, Port Orchard. The commission also passed an emergency ordinance providing $10.300 for the repair work REPRESENTATIVES of- the county commission and Public Utility District No. 3 attended the meeting to discuss a building for emergency radio equipment to be built at the water tower on Angle- side. These three groups along with the U.S. Forest Service and Civil Defense will use the building to house emergency radio equipment. The city will construct the building and the other groups will pay a lease fee to the city to cover a share of the cost of construction and maintenance on the building. Engineers from the county, city and PUD will get together to complete plans and to work out a proposed lease agreement. Estimated cost of the buildnig is $1,600. THE COMMISSION signed a contract with Eugene Hulbert as the city's Human Officer. making his appointment official. They had reached an agreement with him on the contract at em unofficial meet- ing last week, The commission meeting next week will be Tuesday instead off \\;Vednesday as Tuesday is Lincoln's Birthday. Swedish Writer Seeks/Mormation On Name Origin Does anyone know for whom Nicklund Creek or Dalby Creek were named ? The Mason County Commission Monday received a letter from a Swedish writer seeking informa- tion about places in the county with names which indicate ttley are of Scandinavian omgin. Spar/f/rally. the writer. Otto Rob Landelius Grabo, Sweden ask- ed about four places. They were: Nickhmd Creek in the Olympia National Forest and a tributary of Vance Creek. Dalby Creek, also in the Olympic National Forest and a tributary of the South Fork of the Skoko- mish River. It possibly was named for a place in Sweden. Sund Creek w]ich runs into the Hood Canal just South of L/Ill* waup. Nordby Lake which is just north of the Skokomish Indian Re- servation. Landelius is compiling a geogra- phical-historical dictionary of pla- ce names in the U. S. of Swedish origin. Auditor C. Nolan Mason is go- ing to answer the letter and ask- ed that anyone having information about the above places contact him. Rotary Hears State Patrol o man driHver,s l s stirs e bae lgeVr :'ni s; g o tl would do much good, a State High- way Patrol officer told Shelton Rotarians last Thursday. Speaking at the weekly meet- ing of the club, Capt, Eldon Parks, Spokane. said he believed a provi- sional license for those between 16 and 18 might help, he was not in favor of the increase in the driv- ing age. He said that statistics show that drivers have the most acci- dents ill the first five years tley drive, despite the age at which they start to drive. Commenting bna 70-mile-an- hour speed limit on the freeway, Parks said, it is coming, and that he believed that on such roads, it was reasonably safe. The danger comes, he said, in the intermittent sections of the freeway completed. The ace/dents occur on the poorer sections of road between the free- way sections. It takes people some time after getting off the good road to realize they have to slow down because road conditions are not as good. Parks was former head of the State Patrol Aca.demy here and is now in charge of the State Pa- trol's Spokane Division. GOP Workers To Be Honored At, Dinner Reea)gnition of prec.inct conuit- teemen and othe; key Rcpulliean Workers will be included in the progi'aln of the annual Lincoln Day dinner Io lie held at Mt. View ache,.)] Feb. 20 'it 6:30 p.m., ac- COrding to S. \\;V. Vender \\;egen, Republiean C(mnty Cha.irnum. Richard G. Christensen will bc qe featured speaker. Ticket Chairman. Oscar Levln, announced that tickets to the din- nor are now available at Beck- With's Jewelry, at Neueam.ehwand- er's Jeweh-y, or from members of the Central Committee. The price at $2,50 1. 77TH YEAR NO. 6 Publisht in "Christmastown, U.S.A." Shelton, Washington 10 Cents per Cops Thursday, February 7, 1963 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton. Washington, ]. Pages 3 Sections under Act of March g. 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cots. New Patrol System, Office Hours Announced For The Sheriff's Office County To Tear Down Empty House The Mason County Comm,ssion voted Monday to open bids at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 on tearing down an old apartment holse on prop- erty it owns across the street south from the Court House. The old building, purchased from T. D. Deer last summer, at one time sat on the court house grounds and served as the county jail. The commission also set Feb. 25 as the day for opening bids on two new cars for the sheriff's of- fice. The commission awarded con- tracts for three cars. one for the county engineer's office and two fro" the county commissioners to Jim Pauley Inc. The Pauley bids, $1.422.94 in- cluding trade-in for the engineer's car and $3,708.09 including one trade-in for the commissioners cars were low of four submitted. Other bidders were Moll Chevro- let, Pauly Motors and Kimbel Motors. The bids were opened in the morning and turned over to the engineer for study. He recom- mended acceptance of the Jim Pauley bids in the afternoon and the commmsion voted to follow his recommendation. Big, Bold Bird Frightens Union Women Two Union driving wonlen, along the Navy Yard Highway last Wednesday morning, were startled when a. large brown ob- ject hurtlcd toward the car di- rectly toward the windshield. The drivel-, Mrs. Thomas Ball, a.pplied the brakes, and as she did so, got a glimpse of the sharp talons of a large brown bird hold- ing what appeared 'to be a fish. Her passenger, Mrs. Jerry Chap- man. thought at first glance wha the bird was holding was a snake. An accident was avoided by Mrs. Ball slowing down the car, but, they heard the bird's tallons scrap- ing on the roof of the ear. As they continued on their way, glancing back they saw a large fish flop- pink on the highway, but, the bird was nowhere in sight. WHEN THEY BETUINED home later ,there was no sign of either the bird or the fish. The same morning, Postmistress Wanda Nilson encountered the same bird. She was putting up the flag" in front of the Post Of- fice. She had just attached the flag to the rope and had started raise it when she saw a very large brownish bird apparently swooping toward her. She pulled the flag up, and the motion of the flag appmently frightened the bird as it swerved suddenly and Look flight back to the hillside. Vern (Bud) Wyatt encom]tered apparently the same bird some time ago and said he was certain it was a large brown eagle. lIE SAW THE Blind wlfile working in his nursery. He was weeding between rows of rhodo- dendrons when he noticed a shadow and looking up saw a large object which, to all appear- ances, was descending directly to- ward him. Wyatt saild he stood erect, and, this motion probably frightened the bird an4 it left. He did, however, get a good enough look at it to tell it was an eagle. It had no white on its head, so, was not a female or a yonng bird. He said he had observed eagles catching helpless wild ducks in the Hood Canal when the ducks had become frozen in on cold nights. They also catch fish as part of their dict. License Plate Rush h Over The Mason Comity Auditor's of- fice reports 7,676 auto, truck trai- ler and house trailer licenses were sold during Jemary. This is about 165 more than were sold during the saint period last year. The rush for license plates is about over with only a few strag- glers renting in now. The deadline for obtaining 1963 licenses was Jan. 31. 3an. 30 Friday h}w enforcement off/c- 3an. 31 ials were keeping an eye out fr Feb. 1 violators. The Shelton Police De- Feb. 2 partment issued 15 citations to Feb. 3 nmtorists Tor driving With expired  Feb. 4 lflaLca ,'rlay d aLm'tlahL ,1:b. 5 Festival Pub/Mty Girls Named APPOINTMENT OF JOHANNA Goldschmid, 17, and Sue Gil- l/land, 17, to the publicity committee of the Mason County. Forest Festival Association was announced this week by Jim Hart|ey, chairman, The two young women will assist HarLley in publiciz- ing the 19th annual Forest Festival throughout western Washing- ton. Their initial efforts will be devoted to covering Festival com- mittee meetings and reporting them for local news media. Johanna is a senior; Sue, a junior at Irene S. Reed High School. Both girls work on the school paper, the "Hi3hclimber", and both hope to pursue a journalistic career, Warm Roads k The The weather in Mason County did a complete about-face as the calendar changed hom January to February last week. Rain and warm temperatures replaced the cold, dry weather which had prevailed duing Janu- ary. The change m temperatures and the wet weather brought some snow and ice on the roads mak* ing driving hazardous toward the end of last week. ro T thawing of the froze g d weakened roads and brought the establishment of load limits by the county. ROAD CONDITIONS halted the Simpson Timber Company's sec- ond gowth logging and thinning operations and were a contribut- ing factor in shutting down oper- ations in old growth logging. Neither the county roads nor Simpson's logging roads were up to handling the weight of the log- King trucks, a company spokes- man said. The rad conditions also caused some trouble to school busses which did some rerouting to avoid the mfftest of the roads. The ice at the end of last week Repair crews had just gotten home from repairing this break when the third, just west of Day- ton occured shortly after 11 p.m. THE END of last week, ice forming on trees broke over sev- eral alder trees in the Lost Lake and CloqUallum areas causing sev- eral outages. Most of the damage occured in about a four-mile strip in which between 40 and 50 trees came down causing a number ot outages. January left as it came in, wet, with .85 inch of precipitation re- corded Jan. 31. It was the second driest Jan- uary in the weather records kept since 1932, with 3.53 inches of precipitation recorded during the month. The first two and last two days of the "month accounted for all except .04 inches of this am- ount. Temperatures averaged sev- eral degrees below average. February has started out just the reverse, with 3.55 inches of precipitation recorded in the first five days, almost half of the av- erage amount for the month. The bahny temperatures, with highs Sieriff D. S. ,Sam) Clark has hired two new deputy sheriffs and has eliminated the deputy area system of patroling set up by his predecessor \\;. A. Potter last sum- mer. Clark put into eftcct Monday a shift system which has two patrol cars cruising /he county at all time to answer calls which come into the office. Also ):.auguratea were extended hom' f,:v. the sheriff's office in the coder house. The office, is now open from 8 a.m, to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Under Potter. it had been open from 8 a.rn to 5 p,m. Monday through Friday . Named deputies by Clark this week were David Deffinbaugh and James Handley. THEY WERE SELECTED from a list of eligible applicants sub- mitted by the ounty Civil Serv- ice Commission. They succeeded V. F. (Tally Anderson. who resigned to op- pose Clark as a sticker candidate in th ,, general election and Roe]y 2vorrison who resigned last week A replacement for Anderson had never been named by Potter. Thse two additions give the sheriff'. office six deputies in ad- dition to Clark and Chief Deputy Clarence Fordmeir. The sheriff's substation office at Belfai will be close& after April 1. Clark announced and all calls handled through the office in tle court house here. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Harris re- signed as jailer and matron of the sJmrii'f's department last week and have llloved fronl their court hou s:-; quarters. Clark is plauning a remganiza- thn- of the operation of the jail, '"" has not completed the plans as yct. New Trial Given In Damage Suit A new trial in an arecident da- nlage su{t was granled ill Mason .County Superior Court by Judge Charles T, Wright Frida,-morn- ing. The suii was brought by Mr, and Mrs. Joe Hanseu against ir. aad Mrs. Jim Pauley for $316.000 as the result of an accident July 13. 1957. A jury in 1961 found for Pauley and ruled the Hansen's were not: entitled to damages. An appeal for n new tri'tt at that time was de- nied by Judge \\;right. THE I)ECISION for a :new trial was based on delays at the time of the trial, which was recessed for ,everal days because of the itlness of one of the jurors. Mr. and Mrs. Hanson were pas- sengers m a car driven by Pauley which collided with one driven by William Maxwell abont two miles east of Union the night of the ac- c/deut. At question in the first trial was the host guest statuic which sans that passengers in a car arc not entitled to damag-es unless there ]s gross negligence on the part of the driver. JI)DGE WRIGHT stressed he was either agreeing" or disagree ink with the 1961 jury verdict in granting a new trial, but, based {is decision on circumstances: in the first trial which might have. denied the Hansen's an impartial trial. No date was set for Lbe new trial. Warren Peters0n, Olympia, repro- and a stiff wind Monday night gave Public Utility District No. 3 some trouble with power outages. Three breaks in 12,000 -oit lines kept PUP repair crews busy well into the night Monday night as flying branches took their toll. The first break occured about 5:45 on the Cole Road line when a flying brauch put the 12.000 volt line out of commission. About the time this was repair- ed. a falling tree on Arcadia road burned out the line there. Government Offices To Be Closed Tuesday City, county, state and feder- al government offices will be closed Tuesday for Lincoln's Birthday, a legal holiday. Businesses will be open as us- ual, and do not, in general ob- serve the day as a holiday. New S=hool Addition Nears Gompletion A few finishing Louches and clean-up work is about atl that is left to complete in the Grmt C: Angle school addition. Supt. R. W, Oltman said tile sellool hopes to move into the new building the 16th and 17 of this month unless there is ,some delay in the final completion. Work is nearly completed on the installation of the tables in the sciellce roonls, -- WEATHER -- High Low Prccip. 33 28 .15 " snow 35 31 .$4 41 30 .02 57 30 2.10 57 50 .39 5S 48 .98 in the 50s and lows in the 40s are sooted Pauley in opposing a new about 10 degrees above the av-[trial and Alfred Schweppe. Seat- crags for the month, tle, represented the Hansens. COUGAR KILL  Three Mason County youths pose with the cougar they killed on Big Creek near Lake Cushman last Friday morning, The big cat, which they described as about "average" size, attracted quite a lot of attention when they came in to toNn with it tied on the hood of a ear. TIle hunter% IIt to rifiht vcre Bru Combs,,Dwayn Gallaghr and Denny Gallagher.