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Page 2 SItLTON--MA0N COUNTY JOURNAL- Published in "Chriitmatow.Jb U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington Thursday, Februar i LETTERS = m e l To The Editor " m m BRII)GE BOND COMMENT Edit, The Journal: ] DearMr. Editor. I was very im- pressed with your Editorial in the Jan. 31st issue of your paper on the Harstine Bridge. I am not commiting myself to a yes or no. yet on this bridge issue.. neither am I condemning Island people for wanting a bridge, or the County Commissioners for their stand, but I and a lot of Mason County people want to know before we bond ourselves for about at million dollars, the actual assessed worth of the Island now, See Emerson TV and Stereo al Johnny's Husic Box 205 Cota St. [ ANO . ,, and the potential assessed worth with s bridge. True. the Ferry System is expen- sive. but the building and main- tanning of a bridge of this size and type is more expensive. Also true is the buihting of a new Ferry expenmve, but where the building of a new bridge will involve out of cotmty contractors who will take about 90 per cent of the bond money out oI the county, the County Commissioners by pub- lished resolutions and supervision of the accredited County Engineer can build and maintain a ferry ystem and keep about 90 pet' rent of the bond money distributed through labor and materials to Mason County people who will have to pay off the bonds. I was anseal to read your stand on this million-dollar expenditure for the amount of people involved. when a short time ago you were so bitterly opposed to a $100,000 expenditure for the benefit of about five thousand people. How- ever, your reasons are your own and I glory in your right to have and express them. CLIFF COLLINS, Rt. No. 3, Shelton. Wash. Couple Injured In Auto Crash A Shelton couple. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Williams, are in Shelton General hospital recovering from injuries received in a head-on col- lision on Cole Road last Satur- dty. Williams suffered a broken pel- vic bone and his wife Coffins, facial injuries and broken teeth. Their two children, who were also in the car. suffered only minor in- juries. Driver of the other car, Billy R. Turner. Shelton, suffered a cut on his chin. InveStigating" officers said the accident happened about 8:t5 p.m. Saturday on Cot e Road about  mile from the Highway 101 in- tersection. Turner was passing another car at the time of the accident, officers said. Police Probe Pigeon Shooting Someone has been shooting at raring pigeons in the Hillerest area, police were told this week. Mrs. Irv Sheffler reported one of her son's, Steve, pigeons had been shot. Previously. Stan Kar- vanek reported a pigeon shot. Police have also received sev- eral other calls about someone shooting in the area, presumably wh, a ,2 rifle. 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This year 11 scholarships of $600 each will be given to stu- dents in the Shelton Working Cir- cle and in the Company's Oregon operanons. This is the 17th year of the Reed Scholarship prograrl, which hts seen 190 scholarships awarded to students. In the Shelton Working Circle an applicant must be a Simpson employee, at child of an employee or a graduate of one of the fol- lowing high schools: h'ene S. Reed, Shelton: Mary M. Knight, Mat- lock: Ela, Montesano or North Mason, Belfair. tNote: A Simpson employee must have one year of service April 1 for he or his chin dren to be eligible.)" Completed applications must be returned to the board at Shelton not later than April 1. Winners will be announced in early June. Again this year. local service chubs in Shelton Working Circle communities will assist the schol- grship board in evaluating the ap- )lications. LIBRARY STUDY REPORT PRESENTED (Continued from Page 1) withdrawing from the SPSRL and joining with the city of Shelton in a joint city-county library. He based much of his argument for withdrawal on his belief that the formation of the intercounty library was illegal because no vote of the peopple was taken at its formation. In support of his possition, he quoted in his report from a statement by Shelton Attorney B. Franklin Heuston, then prosecuting attorney, that there was a question of the con- stitutionality of the law which provides that county commission- ers can set up intercounty lib.. rary districts by resolution as was done in the case of Mason and Thurston counties in 1947. Nelson said also that he be- lieved the money spent for lib- raries in Shelton and Mason court- Forest Festival Meeting Feb. 28 The Mason Counl_5 Forest s- :::::: :F:OxSU!dCs1Oh816tNoIblT ?yIfk, ng , P:::l::2 tival Association wiil h,ld a pub- lic meeting at 8 p.m. Fell 28 in Mmh 4412 the PlJD 3 Auditorium Presid(-mt Published at Shelton, Mason County, Washington, every "lhul'sday. Cliv Troy announced Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Postoffice, Shelton, Washington "]UBSCRIPTION RATES--S4.50 per year in Mason County, in advance; Outside Mason County, $5.00 Member of National Editorial Association Member of Washington Newspaper Publishers' Associatiou COPY DEADLINES RURAL CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTICES -- Monday 10 a.m. DISPLAY ADVERTISING -- Tuesday noon SOCIETY NEWS Tuesday noon PICTURES AND NEWS -- Tuesday 5 p.m. WANT ADS Wednesday 10 a.m. A EDITOR AND PUBLISHER William M. Dickie PLANT SUPERINTENDENT Jim Shrum OFFICE MANAGER Lodema Johnson NEWS EDITOR -- Alan Ford SOCIETY EDITOR -- Marj Waters OFFICE ASSISTANT -- Mary Kent ADVERTISING MANAGER Barbara Nelson PRINTERS -- Russ Stuck, Dave Thacher, Asa Pearson, Jerry Stiller, The meeting ix open to anyone interested Plans for the 1963 Pes- tiwd will be discussed. Two Shelton youths. Larry Leighton and John Konigsfeld, both 16. are being held m Ma- son County jail on clmrges of auto theft. They were arrested in Kalama Sunday in a ear which had beer reported stolen by Ken Smith. Rt. 3. Saturday mornmg. The boys were returned here Monday and are being held in jail, New Deputy 5heriHs David J. Deffinbaugh, 31, Island Lake, was named last week as Sam Clark. He was born and aised in M;son County and is married and the fater of four i children. ,Bill Poole. IS THERE SUOH PATIENCE AND WISDO-00 Juvenile Probation Office Had Alteration of this state's 1909 Sunday "blue laws" is pretty sure to be a major subject of controversy during this legislative session. Because thinking is so widely split, running in vir- tually every shade of gray between 'black and white, finding a solution acceptable to any segment is highly unlikely and is almost certain to result in some form of compromise measure. On the one hand, almost any law which revolves around this issue will impose legal restrictions which some will find too binding for ready acceptance, while on the other hand there are ttmse who would suppo any effort to strengthen even the presert unenforceable laws for strict Sunday ob- servance. Attaining a point of agreement will not fe an easy task, if possible at all. We can see no economic necessity for re- quiring all stores, or efen more stores than now, to be open on Sunday to meet public needs; and attempting to define Sunday salable items as the present law already does and the proposed revised law is attempting to extend, is completely insensible. Who can fairly define these limits? Even recreation or "amusement", provided for in the proposed law, is big business today when all its related ac- tivities and equipment is considered. More tolerance than may reasonably be expected of a public frustrated by a bewildering set of Sunday cans and ty could better be spent on a can'ts, and more wisdom even than Solomon possessed would Mason County project for Mason be necessary to find an acceptable formula to regulate Sun- County people. day observance. The only conclusion reasonable is that any law to legislate moral or economic principles will likely find rough going in this legislature. NELSON ALSO indicated he believed that by combining, the two governmental bodies, by spen- ding about the same amount of money they do now they could provide adequate library service. Commenting" on Nelson's ques- tion on the legality of the SPSRL the majority of the committee in its report pointed out that the constitutionality of the law un- der which it was formed had not been questionbd in the 15 years since its forrhation and the law had not been changed by legisla- ture so it was apparently d0ig what it was intended to. Several library districts in lffie state have been formed under the same pro- cedure since the Mason-Thurston action and none had been ques- tioned. The majority report also pointed out that if its recommendation to join in the five-county derr/onstra- tion was followed, the issue would come to a vote of the people in 1966 and any library district form- ed, if approved, wotfld supercede the present regional library set up, making the legality question a dead issue. The county and city commis- sion appointed the study commit- tee last summer after a meeting between Mayor Frank Travis Jr., and the dounty commission at which Mayor Travis asked if the county could assist the city with its library costs. It is estimated that about 35 percent of the city library patrons live outside the city limits. They are not charged for use of the library now. The study Committee was asked "to see if we cannot promote a more efficient and less expensive library service to the people of all of Mason County". The decisions in the reports were arrived at after several meetings. Representatives of the state library office and the SPSRL attended some of the meetings to provide information. Use Journal Want Ads I I I I II I II / I I I'N L(.)(.)KING 100,000 FOR 108 Cases During First Year The Mason County Probation of-' nine referrals was the most com- fier handled 108 cases from the mort reason. time of its establishment Aug. THE SHERIFF'S office made 15. 1962. to the end of the year, Juvenile Probation Officer Mar- vin Christensen said in his an- nual report. Much of the time the first two months was spent in getting the office set up and equipped, he said. The first office was in a small office next to the judge's chambers in the court house, but. it was later moved to the old Deer residence which the county purchased during the summer. Of the 108 cases, he said, 66 were boys and 28 girls. Burglary, with 15 referrals. liquor violations with 10 referrals and theft with eight were the most frequent reasons boys came in contact with his office, Ctristen- sen's reports shows. Among the girls, lack of adequate care with Junior High PTA Discusses Smoking Smoking among junior high school students was the subject of a meeting last Thursday evening between parents and teachers of the school. After an outline of the growing problem of student smoking wax the largest number of referrals, 38. with 21 by the Police Depart- merit and 18 by the Department of Public Assistance. Sixteen-year-olds lead all other ages with 33. with 21 17-year-olds referred and i4 15-year olds. His office handled 14 juveniles who had been involved in traffic violations, Christensen's report said. Of these. 10 were dismissed with warnings, two were placed under driving restrictions and one had his license taker{ away. One was referred to another com't. Christensen said the present policy of keeping North Mason youths in the Kitsap Detention Home and youths f'om the rest of the county in Thurston Deten- tion was time consuming and tin- handy for the probation officer.- Clifford Wivell Re-Elected Head of Cemetery Association The annual meeting of the Sbel- ton Cemetery Association was held Feb. 4 at the PUD building'. Hor- ace Crary was elected to fill the office of president vacated by the SAFE DRIVERS Jim Handly, named by Sheriff as a deputy sheriff He formerly worked uty sheNff and as a patrolman. He has live son County since married, His first assi{ the Belfair area. Suspended Given For Beer For Robert C. Rutter. 27 was sentenced tO serve jail on weekends on a furnishing liquor to Roll'4 Halbert in Court Monday night. tensed to 30 days days of the sentence ed with the remainin be served ou truce includes o can attend Church his time on weekends. Rutter and three a girl. 12 were arrested last weekend in an behind Dorn's Shell lion with a supply of mitted purchasing. Also on the police were Alex L. Gouley public. $25 forfeit; Chamberlin. negligent forfeit. Step up to tell them aboui LOWER AUTO INSURANCE COSTS CALL YOUR MAN FItOM NORTHWESTERN DIG[( ANGLE ..... HERB Angle Agency ONE WAY TO LESSEN NEW TAXES NEED No new taxes/ All taxpayers will thunder a salvo of applause for Gov. Rosellini and the legislators whose avowed intentions have been expressed publicly to see that state expenditures are kept within the present tax structure. To attain this most welcome end will be no easy mat- ter in view of expanding demands for services. School needs are particularly pressing from this stand- point, and if Superintendent Bruno is right in his conten- tion that the governor's proposed budget falls some $25 mil- lion short of even maintaining the present level of education it becomes even more evident that holding the tax line will be difficult. There are points in the schools "present level" which could stand searching scrutiny, where the schools are encroaching upon parental and family responsibility such as the "psychologists" many now employ, and numerous other fields of activity. However, we think the approach of Rep. Dan Evans bears merit, insofar as it is possible to carry it out. He pro- poses to shift some of the appropriations from "less import- ant and wasteful" areas to compensate for what may.be the deficit in school needs. There are such areas, no one can deny. One glaring area of waste lies in the field of welfare, where the lack of a recovery clause is costing this crate heavily and unnecessarily. Every effort should be made by the legislature to pro- vide necessary public school support by tightening the pub- [ic assistance laws without hurting deserving recipients. A recovery clause which would allow the state to collect money from the estates of deceased welfare recipients could save millions of dollars. Sending welfare checks out of the state could be investigated. Revisions that would catch up with given by school principal Bruce Sehwarck the parents met in smal- ler groups to armve at possible eom'ses of action to control smok- mg. The groups recommended stric- ter enforcement of the Washing- ton state law which prohibits sel- ling, giving, or allowing to be gi- ven cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 years. The statutes aiso make possession of tobacco pro- duels by anyone under 21 years of age illegal. The parents pledged full support of the schools disciplinary pro- gram for offenders and agreed that the educational program on the health dangers to smokers be expanded. A committee chairmanned by Mrs. Bill Herriek was formed to study the problem and possible solutions. It will hold a meeting later in the spring. Work Planned In Olympic Park Through the Department of the Interior. Olympic National Park has been allotted an additional $70,000 for an accelerated public works program. Park Superintend- ent John E. Doerr announced to- day. The Accelerated Public Works Program will provide local em- ployment and accomplish much needed improvement and mainten- ance work in that part of the Park in Mason County. Work projects under this pro- gram will consist of reconsttn]ct- ing and paving 1.2 miles of the Staircase road from the Park boundary to the ranger station and 0.8 mile of campground road. In the campground it is planned to install 30 camp stoves, 30 tables and 10 garbage receptacle units. Work on these pro2ects is to get started immediately and continue throughout the winter and spring months, Doerr said. retirement of H. Parry Jones. Clifford Wivell was re-elected as vice pres.; William Batstone was electcd secretary to take the place of William Valley, retired: Chris Hansen was reappointed as treas- urer: and Lantz Wiss was re- elected trustee. H. Parry Jones will remain on the board in ad- visory capacity. The treasurer read a report re- vealing the financial condition of the association in excellent con- dition. Lawton ladder Joe V. TO HEAR AGAIN... What a wonderful Valentine! Has someone you love been cut off from the rest the world by the lonely tragedy of hearing loss? so, you may be able to give the priceless gift of ter hearing this Valentine's Day. Come to see representative at,... Eells & Valley Appliance Center Friday, Feb. 15, between 10 a.m. and Or, if you can't make it then, telephone and he will be glad to call at your home. No tion. DANIEL E. BRUNER BELTONE HEARING AIDS 106 E. 4th, Olympia Phone Serving Mason County Since 1950 more fathers whose families are on aid to dependent child- ren would help plug serious leaks in the welfare bucket. As it stands now, the person who takes care of his aged Crazy Daze are here parents in this state is a sucker. Our people merit praise for the impulse that lies behind our welfare legislation--we're with rea4y 'to provide funds for aid to dependant children, the Cht'or/icallyill, the aged and infirm, the helpless and hungry large 17 creamy shakes --but in our method of doing so we encourage a breakdown this weekend at / CRAZY ERIC'S DRIVE IN home of the fabulous deluxe beefy burger that sells for only... 10 - - .. ":.--"ij 4th & RAILROAD I ANGLE PHONE 426-8272 of a responsibility that is far more vital, the responsibility of the family. Parents have the responsibility of rearing their children, and the children when they're grown in turn assume the responsibility of seeing that their parents are taken care of within the limits of their abilities. Lacking a "relative responsibility" law, our state puts a handicap on the citizen who does carry out this responsi- bility. He not only takes on the burden of caring for his par- ents, he then pays extra taxes to support other elderly per- sons whose families have a less responsible attitude. The principal involved is important, and at the same time could go a considerable way toward helping the legis- lature carry out the governor's request for "'no new taxes". JOURNAL CLASSIFIED ADS GET RESULTS n