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March 11, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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Stamp Report ! For County Here The Food Stamp program, beginning its 5th year of operation in Mason County, has increased the food buying power of public assistance recipients and other low income individuals and families more than 134 per cent. Irvin McArthur, Mason County director of public assistance, has advised Frank Reagan, in charge of the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service office in Olympia, that in the year ended December 31, 1970, Mason County food stamp recipients paid $171,233 for which they received $400,979 in coupons. The difference represents the "bonus" of additional food purchasing power contributed by USDA. Participation in the program during December 1970 totaled 678 households, embracing 2,031 persons. McArthur points out the Food Stamp program gives low income people the opportunity to buy bonus-added coupons with the same amount of money they would normally be expected to spend for food. The coupons are accepted at 27 Mason County retail outlets. The Department of Public Assistance certifies the eligibility of participants and finances the cost of coupon issuance at three food stamp sales outlets in the county. McArthur said most public assistance recipients are eligible for the program, but other low income individuals and families not on public assistance also may qualify for participation depending upon income and resources. For example, a family of four with a monthly net income of $355 or less and liquid resources of $1,500 or less would be eligible. A family of six with $435 or less monthly net income and liquid resources of $1,500 or less, also qualifies. A significant number of foocl stamp beneficiaries not on welfare are older, retired people living on social security benefits, pensions or other small fixed incomes. Officials point out that participation in the Food Stamp program is completely voluntary. Grocer cooperation also is voluntary, and officials say this cooperation helps the program operate effectively. Information on the Food Stamp program is available from the State Department of Public Assistance, Mason County Office, 6th and Railroad, Shelton. Jn Farm Num rted There were 2,540 certified tree farms containing a total of 16,302,064 acres in the 12 Western States at theend of 1970, according to figures compiled by the Western Wood Products Association, certifying agency for the Intermountain and Rocky Mountain regions. The figures were up from the 2,525 tree farms on 16,234,968 acres counted at the end of 1969. Although the general trend is All artists in the state of Washington are invited to enter the Tacoma Daffodil Festival upward, the number of tree farms will fluctuate slightly in any given year, according to Wendell B. Barnes, WWPA Executive Vice President. He said the primary reasons are sale of land to owners who convert it to another use and the encroachments of civilization with residential subdivisions, roads and other structures which supplant the trees. As an example, WWPA tree farms showed a net loss of seven farms during the six months ending Dec. 31, 1970, but a net gain of 16,401 acres. For the entire year of 1970, WWPA tree farms increased by 10 units with a net gain in acreage of 42,666 acres. To certify his tree farm, an owner must make a commitment to manage his land to grow and harvest trees, seeding, thinning, State Miniature Exhibit sponsored pruning, harvesting ~md replanting ~ ~ at ~t~, A~ to~ m~di~ crops. Following :~29 at the Allied Arts Center,inspection by a professional 621 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma. forester, the certifying agency The theme for this years Festival is Nature - Our Greatest Heritage. Original work in all media will be accepted, including sculpture, stitchery, painting, ceramics and weaving. The only restrictions will be on size. All sculpture and ceramics shall not exceed six inches in height or width; paintings and drawings not to exceed eight inches including frame. Entries will be accepted during Allied Arts gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2, p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dates for entries will be March 30, through April 2. Cash awards will be made for all categories with a special Daffodil Award on the theme, Nature - Our Greatest Heritage. For more information and entry forms, interested artists may contact Mrs. G. Wayne Ward at Tacoma Allied Arts, 621 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402. Demo Club Sets Meeting The Mason County Democratic Club will meet March 18 at the P.U.D. auditorium at 7:30 p.m. to revise the club by-laws, hear a legislative report, and to view a film designed to stimulate discussion and thought on human relations. "We are going to devote the fLrst part of our meeting to club business this month," said Cecelia Cornell. "We need to discuss our by-laws, but we will close that no later than 9 p.m. People who wish to come only for the program the last half of the meeting are invited to do so." Charles Savage, representative 24th District, is scheduled to give a brief legislative report and to answer questions about pending legislative measures. officially places the farm on its rolls and foresters continue to advise the owner on the best means of nurturing and utilizing tree crops. In addition to WWPA, there are two other certifying agencies in the West. The Industrial Forestry Association has the responsibility for the West side of the Cascade Range in Washington and Oregon. The California Redwood Association certifies tree farms within its region. Of the 1970 total, WWPA had enrolled 1,550 tree farms on 8,238,571 acres, IFA had enrolled 861 tree farms on 7,234,305 acres, and CRA had enrolled 129 tree farms on 829,188 acres. In Washington there are 799 tree farms totaling 4,941,736 acres. Barnes pointed out that growing trees not only enhance recreational opportunities for the public until the forest is of harvestable age, but also contribute materially to enhancing our living environment through provision of handsome, durable building materials. One of the spin-off benefits from a growing forest is provision of oxygen in volumes impossible in a stagnant, old growth forest. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release 8,000 pounds of oxygen per acre while growing vigorously - enough to provide all the oxygen needs for 18 individuals for one year. LOWREY & PIANOS RENT or BUY on Easy Terms Jelmy's IIhslc hx Hear emb!y. To Missionary Rev. Frank Beardsley wary Has By MORLEY KRAMER March 17 is St. Patrick's Day. You can find out about Ireland's Saint in Mary Can,well's book St. Patrick's Day at the Shelton Public Library. Ireland has much written about it, both fact and fiction and for both adults and children. Children will surely enjoy Patrick O'Donnell and the Leprechaun in Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Ireland by Virginia Haviland. Ireland by Lillian Quigley is an understanding portrait of an appealing country with unique .problems. Ireland is underpopulated, predominantly rural and politically preoccupied with the six counties and ageless disputes with England. This book relates these problems to both the geography and history of Ireland. The Trouble With the Irish; or the trouble with the English depending on your point of view by Leonard Wibberley is a witty, affectionate and delightfully informal account of relations between the Irish and the English, from then to now. The Irish by Donald S. Cannery examines in fascinating detail the economic upheavals that are disrupting the familiar life of "the ould sod" and are bringing unprecedented prosperity along L with modern urban problems to Irel~lnd: .... In the Price of My Soul, Bernadette Devlin, the 22-year-old Member of Parliament from Northern Ireland tells her story. It makes you understand exactly why Northern Ireland is in convulsion and how it is that this young woman, raised in a small-town household just this side of poverty, has become a force to be reckoned with, able to rally and lead her countrymen. Today every aspect of Irish life is changing, with results often as paradoxical as the Irish character itself. Find out about all this at the Shelton Public Library. The library is open from noon to 5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Local Man Enters Army Billy Gene Howard, Shelton, recently reenlisted in the United States Army in ceremonies held in Seattle according to SSG Rod Sinclair, local Army Recruiter. SSG Howard is going back on active duty as a Drill Instructor as he feels that working with the young soldiers is both gratifying and rewarding work. He is now assigned to Ft. Bliss, Texas at the Basic Trainigg Center there. Howard is married to the former Kathleen Archer of Shelton who is going to accompany her husband to Texas. AT CAPITAl SAVINGS For Your Convenience NEW HOURS Monday thru Thursday 8:30 to 5:30 Friday 8:30 to 6:00 Your account transferred free from anywhere in the U.S. Rev. Frank Beardsley, an Assemblies of God missionary to the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific, will be the guest speaker March 14 at 11:00 a.m., at the Shelton Assembly of God Church 1521 Monroe St. Beardsley and his wife Karla, the only Assemblies of God missionaries to American and Western Samoa, were overseers of all the work in these islands during the past term of missionary service. The Christian gospel first came to Samoa in 1830 by English missionaries. It was received with enthusiasm, and by the end of the century the entire population was considered Christian. However, while accepting Christianity, many of the people also retained old customs and superstitions which have become a part of their worship. There is at least one church in every village, but today they are characterized by formalism and compromise. The Beardsleys consider this situation a real challenge for missions work. He says, "In the years of our ministry there we have seen a remarkable increase in the number of churches and adherents as well as in the spiritual development of the believers. Yet the prospects for the future are even greater." Upon their return to the South Pacific, the Beardsleys will be making their headquarters in Suva, Fiji, where they will be instructors at the South Pacific Bible College, in addition to their' continuing responsibilities in Samoa. Slides, curios, and national dress depicting life and culture of the Samoan people will be featured during this special missions rally. WSU Summer Camp Washington State University's 39th annual High School Summer Camp will open June 20, Director Randall Spicer announced this week. The camp, which is open to all high school students - including those who will be incoming freshmen next fall and graduating seniors - offers courses and activities in the areas 'of music, "fine arts~ journalism, drama, speech, debate, and radio and television. Students have an opportunity to participate in many formal and informal activities such as concerts, recitals, plays, speech tournaments, art exhibits, radio and television programs, and a recreational program. Spicer said tuition for the summer camp is $83, and board and room will be $I00. Students living at home and attending the camp will be charged tuition only. The session runs until July 10. Action Jacket when you buy a new Here's an amazing offer: buy a Homelite E-Z chain saw--the tightest Homelite ever built--or any other new Homelite chain saw and we'll give you a top- quality, 100% Nylon jacket absolutely free! Y0u'll wear this good-looking jacket for all outdoor activities--especially when you use your new Homelite chain saw these chilly days. So hurry on in. Offer is good only while the supply lasts. MOTOR SHOP 1306 Olympic Hwy. S. 426-4602 Page 14 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, March 11, 1971 Community Concert An evening of piano music played by David Smith is in store for Mason County Community Concert association members next Thursday, March 1 8. The concert is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. in the Junior High School auditorium. David Smith is an Oregonian whose playing has been highly praised by critics and pianists ever since he appeared with the Portland Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve. At fifteen, he was the winner of the national Edgar Stillman Kelley Scholarship awarded by the National Federation of Music Clubs. In 1944, a few days after his twentieth birthday, he made his New York debut in a Town Hall concert which was widely acclaimed. Now a teacher of music and French at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Smith is also working toward his doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Colorado. In addition to a concert tour of the Pacific Northwest, of which the Shelton concert is a part, he is preparing for a concert in London in June. Concert Association Membership Drive Two concerts scheduled for the autumn 1971-Spring 1972 season have been announced by Clyde Knight, president of the Mason County Community Concert association. First to appear will be the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Conner, Savage In Petition Effort Representatives Paul Conner and Charles Savage have joined in a unique cooperative effort to attain signatures of Washington legislators urging withdrawal from Southeast Asian battle areas, securing release of prisoners of war, and increased emphasis on domestic needs. The petition from the state legislators asks for "a prompt and total disengagement of all United States troop and military support from Southeast Asia." It also requests a redirection of funds to cities and the environment, education and health care. Conner and Savage report enthusiastic support for the nation-wide legislative petition among Washington legislators. who delighted a standing-room- -only crowd here several years ago. The second concert will feature Joe Longstreth and John Escosa, duo-harpists. A third artist will be selected at the close of the group's annual membership campaign, which is planned for March 15-29. Admission to the concerts is by membership only, as no tickets are sold for individual concerts. Members are also entitled to attend, without charge, Community Concerts in seven communities. Mrs. Richard Morton and Robert Miller, campaign chairmen, explained that during the week of March 15-21, all present Community Concert members would be contacted and given the opportunity to renew their memberships. During the week of March 22-29, workers will contact prospective new members, and someone will be at the headquarters at Dean's Studio each day to answer inquiries. Membership is open to everyone in Mason County, including students. THE PHILOSOPHER has to be the bad conscience of his age. Friedrich Nietzsche e Our Island house condominiums and all the rest are on Hartstene Pointe on Hartstene Island. And they're "Outa'-sight" because they're hidden in the trees. They're magnificent. Each structure has been specially tailored to blend with and compli- ment the environment.., but then, that's how we do things on Hartstene. We went to the trouble to build a sewage treat- ment plant so we could preserve the purity of the land and its waters. We buried our utilities so power poles wouldn't spoil the skyline. And we cleared much of the land by hand. The foliage grows right up to the sides of the roads which wind through the prop- erty. If you want a building lot, we've got 'em for you... and they're round. That's right . . circular lots! Each is surrounded by its own common area so you don't see your neighbor unless you want to. In fact, we have as much land in common area as David Smith DRUNK DRIVING Liability & Property (over age 2S) $27 Fir~ Insurance We can help on all insurance and home INSURANCE 843 Pacific, CHEHALIS, Representing Dairyland Insuranc0 we do in lots, including 3 miles of community beach for all Hartstene site owners to enjoy. Hartstene Pointe is truly magnificent. Come see it this weekend Your Island is Calling. Presented by: QUADRANT CORPORATION, A Weyerhaeuser Company, 112 N.E, and N.E. 8th . Bellevue, Washington 98009 Phone: GL 5-2900. Site phone: 428-4410 (call collect). Representative on site seven days a week. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Seattle drive south on Interstate 5 to Olympia. From Portland drive north on Interstate 5 to Olympia. Take the Aber- deen Ocean Beaches exit. Next, take the Shelton exit and continue through downtown Shelton and follow the signs. From Bremerton, drive south on Highway 3. Take the Hartstene Island exit and follow the signs. Cross the modern 2 lane highway bridge from the mainland to Hartstene Island and beautiful Hartstene Pointe. Weyerhaeuser HARTSTENE POINTE I'd like to see Hartstene Pointe on Hartstene Island. Would you please [] meet me there [] contact me about arranging transportation. I'm interested in Island House living []. A circular lot building site []. Name. Address City _State~_~_ Zip Phone I