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28, 1963 SHELTONJMASON COUNTY JOURNAL '\\; Published in "Chr{stmastown, U.g.A.', Shelton, Washington Pa: Woman Recalls Early Days As Teacher On Fox Island by ETHEL DARBy Marcel Fassio (Pete to his local Mr. and Mrs. H N daughter Francis mo- Island on Washing- where they atten'd- and celebration of pioneers, and school heads of that district, and Which dated back to the of Francis Newton Ross, later to the time in which at the school, some 30 a real trip down Mem- for her, back to the time walk several miles down road, to the old time school with the buc- water and lone dipper to thirty or more scholars- their thirst Back to le the especially priviledged of good report, were the in being premitted the empty bucket down to ng to refill, and return to for drinking purposes. generations of Mrs. Ross's the Sunds, have owned the home on Fox Island, Was the only member o12 to attend the old school there. Later she served Principle, and an event time Tacoma girl., who vall. and with a fond senti- rile WASHINGTON Birth- a complete historical cept and written by the was read. Francis called Upon to contribute own store of memory early and SOmetimes turbu- and also the pupils she With. old time pupils and tesc- have gone out in the professional world to SUccess. There were ' remained only as a me- ed by time in its passing. .ose stepping out to meet was Lela Acheson WaN teacher of that school, associate editor of which Wallace is and editor. district of Fox Is- merged with Gig Her- consolidation became Sula District, and enjoys modern comforts as Well as up to the is Still enjoy!ng her career, along th her and is a member of the Skokomish school. her small family, aughter Francie, at Uuion, where Mr. his own oyster beds Hansons returned spending the the home of Hanson at Bellevue enjoyed being in grandchildren, parents Were on race- Springs. Lewis of Shelton Canal) was a dinner r-night guest of Mrs. on Friday evening. the two women were on to Bellingham, where With Mr. and Mrs. ',2nd family, and alo = wontirmation of HeN L tWelve-year-old daugh- grand daughter of Mrs. )n - The Calvin Manns rn:ra{)f,Years published ews, and which also edited., with assistance. Club i aup (lard Party Nell Vauee Club card was well at- of pinochle score going to Frank McIntyre Lee and Or- pinochle to Muriel Lee. Muriel Miles displayed a in diamonds, creates a lot of ex- and Mrs. were hostesses for next card part 8, which and busin George Kennedy, of Lilliwaup, who Last two years at have returned and were over-joyed on the Canal again, eke their home. Tom McNally tUe, spent the McNally'S husbanl; Mr. and Mrs. is visiting his dly, Mr. and Mrs. Gore and chil- spent Sunday Mrs. Bill IV[c- Jack Johnston en- MarioWs will hold ess meeting March Comnnmity aCeting will be 11 a.m. by the Pierce. Pothlck at 12:30 by Mesdames Zo( terson, Ilene Republkan Hear Christensen A t Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 20 ,on Will be spent i :Lures of the Work the Hoods- Which will Wonlans Canal hostess to friends) recently purchased a Tay- lor-Craft two place plane, and which he keeps at Kitsap Airport. Long time enthusiast, and since the day he won his pilots license, he has put in some of his spare time crusing aloft along the air- ways above Hood Canal, .taking wife Delma along on various trips about the country side, and who enjoys flying as much as her hus- band. MR. DICK BUECHEL aud son Ricky took in the boat show at Seattle last Friday evening and enjoyed the displays a great deal. In the exhibit of Seattle artists at the boat show was a marine of Fritz Dalbys- and which drew fa- vorable comment from viewers ot the painting. Each exhibitor being limited to one painting of any me- dia- each having to meet require- ment as to size limitations. The Mason County Association of Past Masters of the Masonic Lodge were entertained with a chicken dinner at 6:30 p. m. Sat- urday at Union Masonic Temple. Some 40 of the Past Masters Association attending and enjoy: ed the event, which was pre- pared and served by Eastern Star group. Later following the initia- tion of three new members, th e group attended the regular lodge meeting  which followed. ]Yfr. and Mrs. C. T. Rowe are looking foreword to today and with happy anticipation, for 'at that time their son Tom will have returned home from his six month duty with the Coast Guard at San Diego, Calif . After a couple of weeks race:- Lion, he will be employed at ih( new store at Freemont Calif., and will later be enrolled at Stanford University. The Hood Canal Garden Club convenes March 7 at the Club House at Lilliwaup. President Lois Pierce will preside, and hostesses for the occasion will be Mesdames Altie Robinson, Zoe Sceva,-. and Ilene Ager. MR, AND MRS. LEONARD Aldrich returned Friday from Portland, Ore., where they had spent a pleasant.week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fish (their daughter Jane) The Fishes operate a 300 acre stock ranch near Portland, raising Guernsey stock, of which they have 60 head, and also about 100 head of two year olds, all registered blooded stock, i Reports from Seattle indicate that Waldo Chase who was injured in a traffic accident Saturday evening a week ago is recovering from his shake-up and shock at the home of friends in Seattle. Chase was in a car with Seattle friends who were traveling in the directi@n of Belfair, when the car behind them and which was travel- ing in the same direction at tempted to pass the first car on a curve, and struck the vehicle in which he was riding, the point of collision being where he sat. Fortunately there was a registered nurse and also a Seattle Physician in the car in which Chase sat, and so he was administered to on the spot. Dr. Cora Browder being in attendance. X-rays at Swedish hospital revealed no broken bones, however, it is said that a dislo- cated hip caused considerable pain and also necessitated his being in bed for a week or more. At the present time lie is getting around ,the house on a pair of clatches. He is said to be expected home next week. Signing up for .the second course in Mrs. Cole's tailoring class last Wednesday evening at Hood Canal Junior High were: Mesdames Buechel, Metzler, Cowan, Turner and Ball. Mrs. Steelman another member of the first class has not as yet returned home from Da- kota, where she was summoned 'by the illness of her brother, and who has since Passed on. Ke:nny Dalby taking advantage or the holiday---spent the week- end visiting his father Ed J. DaN by and grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Dalby. On his return to Seattle Sunday evening he carried along two f'{ne salt water cut throat trout he caught while trolling Sun- day afternoon. This year, for the first time, people can receive tax refunds in U. S. Savings Bonds. BOnds earn 3.75 per cent interest, compounded semi-annually, when held to matu- rity. The Constitution of the United States must be preserved and ob- selwed if we are to remain free, a gathering of between 250 and 300 attending the annual Mason County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner last Thursday were told by Richard G. Christensen, Republic- an candidate for the U.S. Senate in the 1962 election. The Constitution gives the con- trol over spending the people's money to Congress, through the procedures set up for appropria- tions. This power has been gradu- ally slipping into the hands of the executive branch of the goveln - ment at a rapid rate since 1933, Christensen said. THE PRESENT TREND in gov- ermnent is that just about any- thing can be done in the name of social justice. It is no respector of I but, penalizes success, Christensen said. "Any government which tries to give man all he wants must either go crazy or broke", he commented. Lincoln's popularity was due to his genius for explaining the Con- Reception In Skokomish Community Hall Honors 25th Anniversary By Mary Valley lbolores Drake and her son Kenny. SKOKOMSH.--About 75 friends' MR. AND MRS. Chester Valley and relatives attended the recep-lwere among tile Grange Insur- tion at the Skokomish Community ance Agents and their wives at- Hall, last Smlday afternoon in ltending the dinner at Skokomish I honor of Mr. and Mrs. LesterICommunity Hail as guests of the Crossan on their 25th wedding an- I Grange Insurance Association. The niversary. , dinner was prepared by the Glange ! I Ladies Auxiliary and was enjoyed by all. Sunday dinner guests at the Dugger home on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Pat Dugger. and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Drake and families. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tanner and Mate Smart visited the Harry- VVashburns in Gig Harbor and also the Bill Crawfords at Belfair on Sunday. T/Sgt. and Mrs. Donald Pavel and family have moved into their home on the lower Skokomish. Gary Stevens celebrated his fifth birthday with a party at his home. Cake and kool-ade were served to Pare Hunter, Doug and Lisha Richert. Dcbbie Redman. Mike and Ronnie Hudspeth. Kathy and Bert Stevens. Also helping with the party were Mrs. Ethel Richert. Mrs. Ann Richert. Mrs. Dorothy Rebman and Mrs. Carol Hunter. I I I stitution and the American way of life to the people in language they understood, the speaker said. Tile Republican party holds the key to survival of the nation, Christensen said, by getting it back to where the Constitntion is being observed. Republican precinct committee- men were introduced by C. Nolan Mason, state committeeman. S. W. Vandcr Wegen, Repub- lican Central Conunittee Chair- man, presided at the program. John K. Bennett was recog- nized for his work as committee chairman last vear. He introduced Les Shelver, \\;vho along with Wins- ton Scott has served a number of years as finance co-chairlnen. Scott was unable to be present. Christensen was introduced by Clarence Anderson, banquet ehair- nlan. Mabel Burk provided dinner music on the organ. Entertain- ment on the program was pro- vided by a duet of Sandy Lewis and Pare McComb. Pioneer Area Girl Wins High Ratine In Music Contest At Tacoma School By Betty Ann Shero PIONEER. -- susan Grunert, of Leed's Loop Road, was awarded an Excellent (plus) (2 plus) rat- ing for her alto solo at the Music Contest in the Wilson High School in Tacoma, Feb. 16. The Com- I munity extends its congratulations to you, Suzie. Washington's Birth(my started out with a bang in this area-- crash .is actually the correct word. A station wagon driven by a wo- man veered off the road after striking a jeep, which was making a left hand turn, and knocked down a power pole in front of the Lawrence Gosser's. The accident left the district without electric- ity for more than three hours. There were no injuries to either driver or to the small youngster in the station wagon. Mrs. Edna Mark, who celebrated her eighty-first Birthday this month is in the Shelton General Hospital. Mrs. Mark is the grand- mother of Don Gates. Mrs. Jennie Gruert is now home from the Clinic Hospital, where she had been confined for several days. LAST WEEN 1 NEGLECTED to report on the Father-Son Banquet which was held Feb. 16 in the Pioneer School. The affair was quite a success with 75 fathers and sons attending. The "fellows" played games, saw a movie on Sun Valley, Idaho, and, of course, had refreshments. The P.T.O. Meeting will be held Tuesday night beginning at 8 p.m. in the Pioneer School. Mrs. Vern Davidson, Mason County Tubercu- losis Chairman, will show a new fihn on Respiratory Diseases The P.TO. Board meeting will be at the Phil Chapmalfs, Thurs- day evening beginning at 8 o'clock. Visitors in the Mary Christen- sen home over the weekend were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Christensen and his sister, Kay, all of Tacoma. Mrs. Mary Cook has a new granddaughter. The baby, named Ira Lee, was bm'n in Columbus, Ohio, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cook. Cool( is stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany and will not be able to see his new daugh- ter for a while. The new mother and baby will be staying with her parents, the John Thompson's of Columbus, until he returns. MRS. MAl{Y WALKER is visit- ing n the home of her son and family, the Raymond Walker's of Bayshore. Mrs. Walker is from Vancouver, B.C. Chris Danielson of Ritzvillo vimted with his mther, Mrs. Ruby Danielson Sunday on his way to a threezday training session at the Statd Patrol Academy in Shelton. Mrs. Helen Gates had a surprise birthday cake last Thursday. Nits. Claude Iivin baked the Cake. The guests, besides Mrs. Irwin, were Mrs. Albert Dickgieser, Mrs. El- mer Julian, Mrs. Gordon Brown, Mrs. Don Gates, all of the Pioneer area. and Mrs. R. L. Fitchette of Shelton. Sm'prisc company Saturday in the Jack Shero home were Mr and Mrs. Glenn Lentz and new daugh- ter, Sonia Ann, of Port Orchard. Andy Vender Wal, Della Vik. Virginia Dickinson and Stell Bun- nell are attending a cake deco- rating school in Shelton, Monday nights. County Young Demos Elect New Officers The Mason County Young Demo- crats sent five delegates to the Washington State Young Demo- crats' Convention February 8-10 in Seattle. New Officers of the Mason County Young Democrats elected at a meeting recently are presi- dent, Bruce Miller; vice president, Bonnie Burnett; secretary, Patsy Caulifield; treasurer, Marie Knee- land, and sergeant-at-arms. John Tupper, The regular meeting of the Ma- son County Young Democrats in the Commissioners' Room of the court house wilt not be held to- night. However, all Club mem- bers are invited to attend an infor- mal coffee hour a half hour earlier than the usual meeting time at Olympic Junior College in the Fireside Lounge. State club officers elected were president, Basil Badly; Western - -- vice president, Jerry Marcey; East- ern vice pesident; Joe Sandell: secretary, Ann Collier; national , committeewoman, Arlene Boyer, and national committeeman, Joe McKinnen. Historical Society To Meet March 4 Reactivation of the Mason County Historical Society will be a subject of a meeting of the so- ciety in the conference room ot the PUD 3 building at 8 p.m. Mon- day. Speaker will be Robert Carpen- ter, director of the State Capital Museum in Olympia who will dis- cuss the museum. Also scheduled to be discussed is an interim slate of officers to serve until the election in October. Phil Murphy, vice president and acting secretary of the so- ciety, will report oil discussions he has had with Bruce LeRoy, di- rector of the Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma on what should be done to activate the society. Benefit Dance at To provide a better all-around service for your car we have a mechanic on duty to carry out '> - Minor (('--! AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICAL ....  . MOTOR TUNE-UPS "- . BRAKE REPAIRS -- . MUFFLER REPAIRS Available Daily, including Sundays, except Saturdays. ONE stop here will keep you safely on the GO! Mrs. Roberta Ragan served the cake which centered tile beauti- fully decorated reception table. Ruth Neff and Mrs. Mildred Put- wn poured, while Miss Carol Neff was in charge of tile punch bow1. Margie Sansilo and Jo Ann Brown attended the gift table and Betty Brown the guest book. Mrs. Mary Valley played several numbers on the piano. Out of town gxmsts were Mr. and Mrs. Lilmer Sund. Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. Norman LilLe. Mr. and Mrs. James Maddox and daughter, all of Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cross- an from Kent. and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crossan of Auburn. Mrs. Ida Johnson. accompanied by her mother. Mrs. Cliff Gender- eau of Tenino, drove to Tillamook, Ore. for a couple of days' visit with her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Voody Jone,% and to see the new baby daughter of the Jones. SPENI)ING THE %VEEKEND with their grandparents, Mr, and Mrs. Chester Valley, were Mr. and Mrs. James Valley and daughter Vicki of Bremerton. and Sue and Jan Valley of Island Lake. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Steve Valley and daughter Tammy of Seattle joined the group. Later they enjoyed a dinner and get-to-gether at the George Valley home at Island Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coble drove to Olympia for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Warnes on Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Donaldson visited Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Col- lins of East Olympia during the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dunham called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don- ald Doak Saturday evening. Other guests of the Doaks were Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Minor and family of Renton. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hughs of Cali- fornia, are house guests of the Roy [Cobles. and will be leaving soon i for Alaska. Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Baze at- Inded the funeral of his Aunt. Mrs. Merritt Johnson on Monday in Shelton. Mr. and Mrs. Claud Dugger made a trip to Centralia on Mon- day to visit his mother. Mrs. John Dugg'er and also called on some old friends. Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Fitsgerald. They were accom- panied by their daughter. 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