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By HERB WILLIAMS among other things, is the month husky spring chinook into our rivers here in the Northwest. .s, the average weight of these fish in a particular run will go and 20 pounds, with larger ones going 30 pounds and fish worth fishing for. the best "lures" in this fishing is patience, for sometimes it ~f time to finally get one of them on the end of your line. Some sort of law about fishing and hunting that the bigger the fewer you're going to catch or shoot per day of This follows naturally from the fact that the larger the fewer of them there are per square mile of land or Game Commission kept statistics on this spring in one section of the Columbia River system recently that it took an average of more than six man-days of fishing ok salmon landed or boated• the best of averages, but when you consider that old 0 per cent of the fishermen catch 90 per cent of the fish, it possible to go our there and catch one or two of these every time out. pays in this fishing to study how the experts do it and instead of trusting to luck. smoking fish and game for a number of years but when started using a commercially built smoker, I realized I had It the hard way all these years• | had built my own and fired it by hand, keeping alder the day and night. This turns out a good product and really good smoked salmon, cod, fresh water bass, duck, venison• It takes a lot of attention, though• called The Little Chief, has a hot plate which gets to make fuel smolder without bursting into flame. You the cord, put your fuel in and let it smoke away. As this I have about 50 fresh caught smelt, two slabs of e mackerel I caught last summer and froze, plus a couple of Smoker. n fisherman once told me that smoked dogfish report later on whether or not I agree with him. been a little afraid to try smoking fish, one of these are built in the Northwest by the Luhr Jensen akes it easy. special about smoking your own fish and game. l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OURSOME SIMPSON MEN'S (~arne. Jack Frost 227 Men's Hi Game: Roy Petty, Leroy ~eries" , • Moore 200. s FI : Jack I-rost 574. Men's Hi Series: Leroy Moore ~ll iGame: Bonnie 543. • Standings: Boom 24-]2; Hi Series. Char Tobin Loaders 22z/2-131/2; Chippers mers 27-9; Odd )oters 21-15; H2OK9S ors 17-19; Sun )ads ]6-20; Go-Getters 14-22; Gutter rl Ettlin 503; Leman 464; 522; Odd Balz 1 ; Prospectors 488; Sun 519; Pink Smith 432; 508; Geist 474; Brewer 491; "rmne Clary Jack Frost Tom Olson 213. Tom Olson 553. me: Joyce Olson Series: Verna Iton Valley 3; Matlock Southside Simpson OIson Mikkelsen 522; Impson 508; 1 Mikkelsen T¥ (~arne: buane Wilson buane Wilson nier Beer C&L Time ~s's Mobil ce 14-16; en Haven rail Blazers rs 0, Chuck Time 3, dnier Beer Hidden & Aub PSOn 2, 1, Stan Duane 3, Ken 22V2-13V2; Shop 16-20; Mill 4 16-20; IBP 15-21; Mill 3 15-21; Railroad.13-23. Loaders 0, Ray Phillips 522; Shop 4, Max Hanlon 534; Boom 1, Ed Dunbar 493; ImP 3, Mickelson -- Beese 445; Railroad 1, Ed Richards 488; Mill 4 3, Lewis Sergeant 505; Mill 3 1, Dick Hopkins 486; Chippers 3, Leroy Moore 543. MR. & MRS. HANDICAP Men's Hi Game: Jack Wheeler 204. Men's Hi Series: Dave Valley 558. Women's Hi Game: Virginia Valley & Becky Schreiber 188 Women's Hi Series: Margaret Bibbee 513. Standings: J&J Service 61-39; Lake Cushman Sales co. 60-40; Harrys Hoodsport Texaco 58V2-411/2; Dicks Diggers 58-42; Molleys Belfair Tavern 55-45; Allyn Shell 53-47; Tyee Well Drilling 46-54; Jewel Pacific Belfair 45-55; Mud Bay Realty 441/Z-551/2; Von's Floor Covering 441/2-551/2; Evergreen Florist 42-58; Sargents Oyster Co. 321/2-67V2. Lake Cushman Sales Co. 3, Harold Bibbee 538; Evergreen Florist 4, Leslie Collins 450; Dicks Diggers 2, LeRoy Dishon Jr. 496; Mud Bay Realty.0, Eldon Todd 459; Sargents Oyster Co. 1, Mel Matson 445; Allyn Shell 1, Harvey Griffey 475; J&J Service 3, Lee Chapman 506; Von's Floor Covering 0, Vernon Beeson 520; Harrys Hoodsport Texaco 2, John Schreiber 510; Tyee Well Drilling 1, Jewel Von Osten 483; Molleys Belfair Tavern 4, Dave Valley 558; Jewel Pacific Belfair 3, Everett LaBelle 507. WOMEN'S CITY Women's Hi Game: Donna Coleman 192. Women's Hi Series: Donna Coleman 507. Standings: Shelton Recreation 22-10; Lumbermen's 21-11; Morgans 14-18; Millos 7-25. Shelton Recreation 3, Lois Albrecht 456; Morgans 1, Mildred Daniels 473; Millos 1, Clara Erickson 444; Limbermen's 3, Donna Coleman 507. IOR Lonnie Austin Lonnie Austin (~r~e: Linda Dodge ~ries: ILinda Dodge Tree Joslin For the second and third time this winter, the world's winter-run steelhead record was broken recently by Washington fish. Albert English's record fish of 30 pounds, 2 ounces, caught January 1 in the Skagit, lasted 391; until February 21. Then, on a 445; float trip down the lower 428; Quinault, Ted Burton, of Denver, 443; 426; Colorado, smashed the record 421; with a 32-pound bright male. 496; But Burton's record was to be lelton re 4 short-lived. On March 2, Harold Halverson, of Sedro-Woolley, gave the record back to the Skagit by beaching a 32-pound, 8-ounce monster. Halverson's current world's record winter-run was taken just below the town of -Woolley on Whiskey Bar. By: ROBERT C. CUMMINGS The hundreds of bills which die with adjournment of the regular legislative session will live again next week. Most of them were technically dead when the cutoff date for considering general legislation passed last weekend. But, as has been the practice since 1 965, all will be reintroduced in the special session which immediately follows, by adoption of a single resolution• Bills which passed just one house must return to their house of origin and be passed a second time, but this is a matter of routine• They soon will be right back where they left off when the regular session adjourned. Too Many Pets There has been some talk of adopting a joint resolution restricting the legislation to be considered in the special session. This always was the procedure prior to 1965, but that was before somebody devised the scheme of reintroducing all of the "dead" bills in a single resolution. Now any talk of adopting a restrictive resolution can be nothing much more than conversation sweetened by wishful thinking. Too many law-makers have their own pet bills in that stack which would be permanently dead if such a resolution were adopted. Getting a majority vote on such a move in either house is virtually impossible. Some Breathe, Some Choke The past week since the cutoff date has provided a breather for those who feared many of the measures kicking around in committee - a chance to catch their breaths before starting the next, and toughest battle. Legislators get a breather, too, of sorts. After reconvening, they immediately will adjourn for the weekend and head for home. The Governor could do it differently by calling them back to start their special session on Monday, instead of on Friday. But that way the law-makers wouldn't draw their $40 per diem expense money during the interiml Legislative employees wouldn't get their pay. But for many law-makers, the weekend breather could be somewhat stifling. They are certain to hear a lot of things from their constituents which seemed to have slipped their minds in the course of the past 60 days. What they hear at home could have much to do with how they perform during the coming 60 days. Mail Makes Impression Some law-makers already are getting the message by mail - the same message they received in the last election, but which so many forgot so easily. The new message is spelled out, and is beginning to attract attention. For instance, in the House Committee on Revenue and Taxation, where a stack of tax relief bills have been sent, there has been considerable backstage maneuvering, with influential members managing to "sit" on many of them. But the mail of Rep. S. E. Flanagan, R., Quincy, the committee chairman, has been getting heavier every day. The other day he passed the word along to the rest of his committee. A tax relief measure will come out on the floor for a vote. Sidestepping The Chief Two proposed constitutional amendments have been passed onto the voters by the 42nd Legislature; neither of them in the form which the Governor would have liked. One, SJR l, would lower the property tax ceiling of 1 per cent of true value, the equivalent of 20 mills on 50 per cent value. Its approval by the voters is a foregone conclusion. The Governor would have preferred a 1½ per cent ceiling, and elimination of the "60-40" requirement for special levies and bond issues. The present 60-40 provision was retained. The proposal to repeal the anti-gambling provision also is much broader than what either Gov. Dan Evans or Atty. Gen. Slade Gorton would have preferred. It allows the Legislature to decide what kind of gambling shall be permitted. Gorton opposed it much more actively than Evans, and made an unsuccessful attempt to tighten up the measure with amendments which he had offered from the floor. special Another proposed constitutional amendment has passed the House, but probably will die in the Senate. It is the so-called "gateway" amendment, which would provide the machinery for doing almost anything that could be done through a constitutional convention. It would permit the Legislature to submit to the voters in a single resolution proposed amendments to any number of sections or articles "without regard to subject matter, article or section." Window Dressing It carries a prohibition against submitting a complete new constitution to the voters in a single resolution, but this is mere window dressing. What would be tantamount to an entirely new constitution could be placed on a ballot by simply retaining a single section. For instance, Section 2, Article !, which reads: "The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land." This proposed amendment has passed the House previously, in 1967 and again in 1969, but each time died in the Senate Committee on Constitution, Elections and Legislative processes. Diminishing Returns Distillery representatives predict that if Washington enacts the proposed tax increase of 26 cents per fifth on liqubr, sales will drop off about 100,000 cases during the first year. In Oregon, which sells about half as much liquor as this state, sales dropped 37,500 cases during the first I0 months after the tax was boosted though revenue increased $663,249 as a result of the tax hike. But all this is the equivalent of whistling in the dark. Liquor and cigarettes always are fair game when revenue is needed. Eighth Grade Cagers Compile 9-3 Record Shelton Junior High's eighth grade basketball team won their last six games to finish the season with a 9-3 record. The Blazers lost their opener to Hoquiam 45-34. Then they beat Centralia 40-30, Hopkins 38-27 and Chehalis 54-19 before falling to Hoquiam again 44-27. Shelton lost another, to Centralia 43-34, but won the last six in a row. Hopkins fell 48-35, Chehalis was downed 50-14, Elma was beaten 53-37, Miller lost 52-37, and 38-36 in two straight games and Elma was beaten in the last game of the season, 50-36. Larry Wood led the team with 78 points and a 7.09 average. Mark Tuson scored 82, but had a 6.83 average. Bob Christensen totalled 63 points, Paul James had 54, Marty Settle 52 and Mike Marshall had 48. Bob Davis and Gary Nelson scored 44 eacl/. The team made 218 field goals to their opponents' 135 and outscored their opponents 519-403. The Blazers average per game was 43 to the opponents' 34. Shelton made only 83 of 248 free throws. The eighth graders were coached by Harlen Buitenveld. Puget Sound salmon fishing was especially rewarding for 105 anglers who caught marked coho during January, the Washington Department of Fisheries reported today. The collected a total of $1,000 for turning in I 19 heads of coho salmon marked by a missing adipose fin. Each head, containing a tiny coded wire tag, was worth $8.40, and several fishermen turned in two or more. The resident coho are identified by a whitish lower gum line where teeth protrude from the jaw, and a missing adipose fin (the small one in front of the tail). Anglers catching these fish should label and deposit the heads in a receptacle at one of the 67 boat houses and tackle shops serving as collection centers. Each head will be worth one share in the $1,000 monthly reward pool and entitle the angler to a handsome certificate. is vital to a Better Environment SHELTON COOPERATIVE UNIT Pictured above is the heart of the Shelton Cooperative Sustained Yield Unit, located in Shelton Wash., as it enters its 25th year during 1971. The employment picture is in a continuous upward turn, rising from 1,750 in 1947 to 2,073 in 1970 with an annual payroll of $20,587,820. All of this adds up to 25 years of growth that have seen the productive forests yield not only jobs and homes but outdoor recreation. Another example how Simpson Timber Co. believes that new forests which maintain growth equal to harvesting on a sustained yield plan can benefit both worker and naturalist. Growing Timber Serves All Tree Farming Since 1943 In Shelton Since 1890 :earchers To Study Reasons Hunters Hunt Why do hunters hunt? What satisfactions do they seek besides game? These are questions that researchers will be asking in a questionnaire being mailed to 8,000 Washington hunters this month. This cooperative study by the Washington Department of Game and USDA Forest Service. researchers is designed to provide game and land managers more accurate information on the motives, satisfactions, benefits, and disappointments of hunters. Forest Service recreation researcher Dale Potter, of the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in Seattle, and a team of social scientists spent several months designing the study. Their questionnaire will be sent to a 2 per cent sample of the hunters licensed in the State of Washington in 1970. Potter explained that hunting originally provided primitive people with food and clothing, but now is primarily a sport. Land managers are seeking a better understanding of what satisfactions and values are sought, in addition to game animals, by modern day hunters. With this information, managers can more effectively provide for these wants within the framework of overall use of public and private lands. The 8,000 individual hunters receiving the questionnaire will each figuratively represent about 50 other hunters. Full cooperation in completing and returning the questionnaire is necessary for a successful study. Study findings will be available to the public after they are compiled and analyzed. "1 want to have a few words with those folks at the Journal. I was the fastest draw in the West until they came to town with their classified ads. People came to me with their money problems. Now they turn to Journal classifieds for extra cash. A small, inexpensive classified ad turns those 'don't wants' into $10.. $20..$30 extra spending money. They're quick on the draw and always on target--reaching thousands of readers in Mason County each week. Best of all, they work for just a BUCK AND A HALE. I can't compete with that.., nobody can! Besides, maybe they can help me sell my six-shooter."