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February 25, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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February 25, 1971

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Shelton City Officials, attended a meeting at the Fire District 1 1 Fire Hall to answer questions on possible annexation of the area to the city, were met by a crowd which was largely hostile to the idea. The city officials had been invited to the meeting by the Fire District 1 1 commission to answer questions about annexation• The annexation idea had originated with the fire commission. Annexation petitions are being circulated in a part of the area adjoining the city and annexation of the new Shelton High School site is planned at the request of the school district• A number of questions and answers went to answer the point that the city was not actively seeking to annex the area and the city officials were present at the request of some people in the area to discuss the idea. Several of those in the audience expressed the feeling the about an additional $40,000 a year in taxes it the area were annexed, but, would be faced with paying additional costs for providing services in the area. He also explained there were two methods by which annexation could be accomplished, through petition or through election. One member of the volunteer fire department stated the volunteer firemen were not consulted by the fire district commission before they proposed the annexation idea and that the firemen were not as far as he knew in favor of it. One resident stated if the area was annexed, it would loose the bookmobile service now provided by the Timberland Regional Library. Several commented that contamination of Island Lake, one of major areas in the district, was not and had never been a problem. One resident stated when he moved to Mason County 5½ years ago, he had decided he wanted to live in the county and had moved near Island Lake and that he still wants tO be in the county, not in the city. Thursday, February 25, 1971 Published in Shelton, Wash• Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, 3 Sections - 26 Pages Wash. 98584, under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published w~kly, except two Issues during 85th Year -- Nu mbet 8 w~k of Thanksglvlng, at 227 W. Cota. $5 per year In Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy Fi city would annex the area and • then force a city water and sewer MRS. CHARILYN CARDWELL (right) and Tim Bjorn are teaching a unique system on the residents whether .- class at Shelton Hi0h School The class, consisting of eight students, provides they wanted it or not in order to for a summary study of psychosis, neurosis, and defense mechanisms and for increase the city revenue. City Engineer Howard Godat,Mason County's official count, which was 2,853,214.18 through 64; and 2,497 who an in depth study of Shakespearean drama, in answer to questions of this population in the 1970 census The 1970 census counted were 65 and older. The nature, stated the city did have was 20,918up 28.7percent from 20,220 white persons in Mason population 14 years and over water, sewer and garbage service, the 1960 figure of 16,251. The County, 96.7 per cent of the included 10,858 married people, but, that if the area was annexed Bureau of the Census, U.S.total; 95 negroes, and 603 persons 1,059 who were widowed, 619 ,Blen i English, Ps Miology the services would not be forced Department of Commerce, of other races. In 1960,97.55of divorced, and 3,225 never on the residents if they didn't reports, the population was white, married. wantthem. The official population of the The census showed 1,577 Mason County's 1970 He stated pressure for a sewer state was 3,409,169, up 19.5 per children under 5 years; 5,321 in population was classified as 31.1 • School District forevaluate their own interpretation invited to accompany the group system to replace the septic tanks cent from the1960 population ages 5 through 17; I 1,523 people per cent urban, and 68.9 per cent hme has been granted of the emotional problems of on this trip. 1" a course for the ftedgi characters.. . Fifty-two students ranging presently in use would come from rural. n Enghsh. The courSeof oppThev wdltf'~her hemvenortunity o-ut'i~ze-a~ lib arythe recommen edfr°mtenthdt° twelfthgradeswereby their teachers the Health Department when I There were 6,768 households, .for a su.mmary studyn r pollution got to be a problem. ~l g 111 with 20,018 persons, including se resources of the community for for consideration. The next This would come, Godat said, if eetin 01 [scuss 1,144 one-person households. In ~'?sneUr°SlS'and for andan indefedepth c oncerninggatherlng' documentedthe evidence" consideration was an. 1Q score, and the Health Department believed lie: r~er Right additionin grouPThe quarters.9001970Pers°nScensusWerecountedliving Shakespearean drama emotional Iowa Test of Basic Skills test there was aproblem whether the Tideland O~ s and The Merchant of instabilities of Shakespeareanscore, area was in the city or not. ,ere the plays chosen characters Although a poll was taken toHe stated the cost per front 10,591 housing units in Mason r the drama h Plans made to determine a meeting time which as been read have been .... foot of sewer and water line wasA meeting for Hood Canal Attorney Byron McClanahan, and county, 5,230 of them occupied adent will a attend sored by would accommodate the greatest • ttempt to Richard II spon ' hard to establish since it varied Tideland owners has been representatives of the State by owners, 1,538 occupied by the aberrant behavior of the Washington State Culturalnumber of students, the most that depending on the area in whichscheduled for 8 p.m. March 13 to Fisheries Department, State tenants, and 3,823 vacant. ThesI !racters and through a Enrichment Program on March could meet at any one time was the installation was made. hear answers from local and state Attorney General's Office and• . r the pertod fl 11 ntten 15 As a result the class has been • 'nd out the , pen d ing narental w' - officials on the rights of property State Park Department. useanCl.udedThe vacantrlnlSprop f:::;ia:;nb~ ~es that caused these permission ~ scheduled for Wednesday Godat stated figures on owners of the tidelands as to the Those who wish can mail ownersin 1970 was 49.4 per cent, al aonormalities On Ma~, 1 an overnight trip afternoon between 4:00- 6"00 taxation indicated the residents of control of these lands and the questions in advance to Harrycompared with 52.0 per cent in !s • " . ; ' ~- " ". Hays Jr., P.O. Box 8, Lilliwaup, 1960. l~udents will be given an to the Shakespearean Festival atUnder the counsel of Klm the area would pay .13 mill less in clams and oysters on them. taxes if they were in the city than Those who will be present to Wash., 98555. The questions Among year-round dwellin~ ~n~ert°etSee professional Ashland, Oregon, has also been Kay, school .ps.ychologist, a third they paypresently, answer questions include Sheriff should be applicable to the units there were 8,587 single .....P Shakespearean planned pending parental wr'Itten test was administered to those 15 wm help the studentspermission. Parents are cordially (Please turn to Page Two) The city, he said, would get John Robinson, Prosecuting subject, family houses, 586 housing units , : , ," :- - .:: .L " ;. I I I I~, ,', "'r~ . , . ,,,o ,, , i: ..... ' . .......... ".. '. 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