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6017 8.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore 21, 1963 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A." Shelton, Washington !6 Pages -- 2 Section,, l, 2 Entered as second class nmtter at the post office at Shelton. Washington ...... under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cots. lO ents per op5 .? Vote North Mason Te#chers To Visit s Mexico City On Spring Vacation counted Mon- County Elec- ted the results of School Board absentee ballots and when the made, H. V. Gla- Waite Jr. were two positions up the board this year. of the unofficial Closer and S. M. the leaders. after the votes showed Votes, Waite 32, rs. Tilelma Tiernv rid Saeger 14. " the end of the us- night showed 28. lVaite 26 and Mrs. Saeg- the only incum- Promotes tbrsonne/ ent Here !or Phil Morrison, lon Russell, Shel- Timber Com- tl relations staff. [ today by M. L. of industrial re- Will transfer to in manager for eti departmcut replace hie, to 1VIeCleat v with his wife He was born Ore., and attend., ge there. He ser- fr,)m 1953 to 1955 as timekeeper at ol L saWnills' in o personrel clerk Year.' He b .... representative m rked in all phases and per- in the Amer- 8 Engineers the Gover.- lference and Boy a native of Elma of Grays graduated from te University in 8impson as Me- )or in 1952 and rsonnel represent- of the Mark E, and Mr- L: OOards and is a !Job, Morrison will matters for all department, ! fi Sales force, cities through- He and his McCleary ! this summer. ML:X,CO, IvJE;ICL), MEXICO  Mexico has been the big topic of conversation among teach- ers in the North Mason School District the past few months as they prepared for a workshop trip to Mexico City during spring vacation. They "Mexico" has been the big" sub- ject among teachers at North Ma- son School the past few weeks as they have been practicing their Spanish, getting shots, tourist cards, passports and making other arrangements for a trip "South Of The Border". Twenty-four teachers, husbands and wives from North Mason School District at Belfair will take off from Seattle-Tacoma. Airport Friday night on what is believed to bc a first-if-its-kind teacher workshop tour. They will fly aboard a commer- cial airline to Mexico City where arrangements have been made for them to tour partsi';of the Mexican chool systet and the American School there andS' the University of Mexico. "" Tlley havbL_iceived permission !f0m school"officials to use three of the five annual workshop days required by the State Department of Education as part of the tour. Two days are being considered as the spring vacation and the other fol.lr days required are weekends. They will leave the airport at 5:30 p.m. Friday and will return March 30. ROBERT K. JOHNSEN, North Mason superintendent, has been working on the arrangements for the trip since January 1962, con- tacting the U. S. State Depart- meet, state school officials and school officials in Mexico to get all the details arranged. Johnson said the idea came up almost by accident on the way home from a workshop day during which the teachers toured the Shoreline School District in.Seat- tle. Commenting on the success ot the workshop, Johnsen said he half jokingly asked if they (the will leave Friday from Seattle-Tacoma airport. Looking over travel folders on Mexico are Er- ma RoselI, Avis Whitfield, Arthur Guidi and Supt. Robert Johnsen who has made the arrange- ments for the trip. lOJympic Log teachers) would like to go to Mexi- co City. The response to the suggestion was enthusiastic, he said, and he haStheMAKiNGt(ipbeeneverWOrkingTHEsince. OnarrangemenLsdetails for tCon[etenc e Set has taken a lot of tim,'., Johnsen / In Victoria B C said, and the time is now at hand to Lake off. In preparation for the trip, the " teachers' have been taking Span- "More From Each Tree in '63" ish lessons from Keith Lamb, for- eign language instructor at North Mason Higi School since October. The trip is being financed by the teachers themselves. For those teachers from the dis- trict who cannot make the trip, the three reqtfired workshop days will be spent in workshop projects at the school. Arrangements have b.een made to spend the three workshop days* touring parts of the Mexico City school system and the English language school which children of Americans living in Mexico City attend. A fourth day will be taken up by a tour of the University o Mexico. The touring group will have three days for additional sight see- ing before boarding the plane home. Teachers and others who will be making the tour include Mrs. Flo- rence Cady, Keith Lamb, Miss Ju- dith Bothers, Mr. and Mrs. Ru- dolph Sundstrom, Mr. and Mrs. William Wing, Arthur Guidi, Mrs. Margaret Paschlle, Mrs. Verna Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dagnie, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Matz. Mrs. Erma Roessel, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Au- seth, Mrs. Mary Sahnonson, Mrs. Jaync Howard, Mrs. Avis Whir- field, Mrs. Mary Ricdic and Rob- ert Johnson. st Festiv, i Membership Sales Record which represents $500. putting up.thesign were, left to right, Arnold Fox, M. M. [uo) Lyon and Einer Olsoe, members of the Rotary com- mittee in charge of the membership sales cam- paign. The club took on the membership and button sales campaign as ItS part in the Forest Festival this year. IF-FtSHIp SALES -- Shelton rs installed this thermometer rner of the old Seattle First last weekend as part of crest Festival Membership behind the goals out- turned in so far, not rury out of the bulb, is the theme chosen from the 18th annual Ol)nnpic Logging Confer- enceence to be held in Victoria, B. C. May 2-3. The Theme was chosen to re- flect the industrys serious con- sideration of an economic mante that will settle for nothing 'less than full utilization of raw ms, - terials, according to Jack James, Conference Chairman. "IVE ARE ESPECIALLY proud of the talented 'group of speakers and panelists assembled for pres- entation to this years Confer- once," James stated. "Speaking as- signments will be shared by Free- dons Foundation" Award winner, Dr. Orlo Braes and by R. V. Hans- berber, President of the Boise-Cas- cade Company. "An interesting format in panel presentations has been developed by moderators Ray Buchmann Quilcene, and Bryan Fills, Forks, wherein Buchmanns group will present comments on slides which they themselves have taken of cur- rent on the job problems connected with day-to-day logging on the Peninsula. Fills and his group will reply to this discussion with a presentation depicting the Logging of Wonlorrow." James stated that relresenta- tires of the State Department of Natural Resources, the U. S. For- est Service and the Washington Patrol would be on hand for dis- cussion, comments and questions during the two day session. THE OL]t'MPIC Logging Con- ference has its headquarters in Port Angeles. Formed eighteen years ago by a small group of in- dustry representatives, the Confer- !once now has members in virtn- ally every logging and lumbering commlinity in western Washing- ton. Gib Rucker of Shelton is a long time member and past chairman of the Olympic Logging Confer- once. Max Schmidt of Shelton is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Conference. Both are Simpson Timber Com- pany officials. Carroll Mercer of Shelton and the Buck Mountain Logging Company, is another past cnairman. County Awards Contract To Tear Down House The Mason County Colnmissiol voted NIonday to award a contract for the demolition of an old ap- artment house on property it o\\;vns across the street from the Conrt House to Cleave Robinson. Shelton, after receiving a second set of bids on the Work. lo:binson's bid ,$475 was the ._. eat of three received in a bid l(dl)ng Monday morning. Othcr ,,,ers were Martin Otto and O. -1 octgson. Robinson said he wouhi have tile u:ork COmpleted in 60 days after mgning the contract. The commission had asked bids earlier and had received bid, $750 from Robinson. only one e commission voted to ask after discussion re- by extending the time (lo the job to longer than the in the first bid call, a lower WOuld be possible because the nlOunt of salvage which could be Would be increased with re time to work at it. County To Seek Federal Funds To Aid " " g Th " and "dg IIn Bu,id,n e Harsttne Isl Brl e To Discuss Land I':--_ "'"_". ; "'='"'."" i;:i:g::; Ct=,;m ,....00llAg#mst Uridge Uonds -,-,,,, P.- :cinActheavYhn.:team:::iy ivnalPJae: 60 percent yes vote range were !?da:nc,Fdi':a;t:2 Alg''ulY fwr o:is Members of the Skokomish In- lian Tribe will discuss a proposed settlement of a claim they have had pending against the govern- .lent for a number of years at a eeting in the Skokomish Com- munity Hall at 7 p.m. March 29. Attorneys for the tribe have been negotiating with federal of- ficials for a number of years, Mrs. Bennett Cooper, tribal council chairman, said, and have reached in agreement which is accepta- ble to the federal government. Tribal members will discuss whether or not to accept the set- tlement at the March 29 meeting. The claim is for compensation for land ceded to the Federal Government in the treaty of 1855 which established the Skokomish Reservation. Land involved for which the tribe is seeking compensation in- eludes tidelands on the Hood ca- nal bordering the reservation from the Skokomish River to Potlatch. Fair Board Discusses New Grounds Mason County Fair Board went into action at its meeting Tues- day night by hearing a report on the construction plans for the site at the Shelton Airport and an- nouncing its work committees. Carl Izett has been appointed by the County Commissioners to supervise and oversee the new construction. Izett gave a review of the score system used by the State Fair Commission in evaluating fairs. This is based on an area commis- sion meeting that he'and Mrs. Iz= ett attended in Chehalis. Martin Ausetlt reported on the area meet- ing that he attended in Everett, frora whi.ch i he got detailed opm- idhs from the State Fair Com- mission on evaluation of county fairs. It was reported that the water system is about ready for opera- alton and that stakes have been set for the power line. Volunteers will bc needed for slashing the power line right of way. The first building to go up will be the general exhibit building. The next two will be the exhibit barns. Izett announced a tour for oil Fair Board members able to go, for this Saturday, March 23, to the Kitsap County fairgrounds to survey ,the construction details and make ready for the Mason County project. Work committees for the 1963 Mason County Fair were announ- ced at the meeting by Martin Au- seth, Chairman. These committees include: Publicity, Martin Auseth, ! Vera Izett, 'Clive Troy and Jane Windsor; Labor, Dorothy Mac- Roe, M. V. Grunkemeier and Clive Troy; Program, Gyneth Auseth, Charles Peck and Veto Holtorf; Concessions, M. V. Grunkemeier, Edwin Taylor and Clive Troy; Scrapbook, Corm Drake, Bernice Jansson and Jane Windsor; Con- struction, Carl Izett, Phil Hardie, Dick Kelley and Gyneth Auseth. Burglary, Bad Check Suspects lion, particularly along the Hood Canal defeated the Harstine Bridge bonds in last week's elec- tion. A check of the precinct by pre- cinct vote reveals that the issue did not get a 50 percent majority in a single precinct on the Hood Canal except Potlatch where it received 15 yes votes and 14 no's. Other precincts where the issue did not get 50 percent approval included Allyn, Eells, which takes in the upper Skokomish Valley, Miller, which includes the north shore of Hammersley Inlet, Kam- ilche Precinct 2, which is also a precinct with waterfront proper- ty, Mr. View, just west of Shelton on both sides of Highway 101, and Shelton precinct 5 which in- cludes Angleside. PRECINCTS IN which the is- sue got more than 50 percent of the vote, but, not the necessary 60 percent to carry, followed somewhat along the same pattern as those which gave the bond is- sue less than 50 percent. These included Airport precinct, which includes Island Lake; Ar- cadia; Mill Creek, which includes some waterfront property along Hammersley Inlet; Potlatch. Also in this range were six Shelton pro' cincts and Westside precinct, which includes the Shelton VaN ley. The Shelton precincts in 50- precinct 7, South Hill; 11 and 14 on Mr. View and 4, 9 and 13 on Hillcrest. The only two waterfront pre- cincts which gave the issue tile necessary 60 percent approval were Pickering and Grapeview, which are the two mainland areas closest to the island. Also giving the issue a yes vote were Capitol Hill and Northside precincts, both which have a small amount of waterfront area along Oa:=:and Bay, seven Shelton precincts on:: the rural precinct s in the south- west part of the county, includ- ing Cloquallum, Dayton, Matlock- Satsop, Isabella and Kamilche Precinct 1, which takes in a small amount of waterfront along with the Kamilche Valley. SHELTON PRECINCTS which gave the issue tile necessary 60 percent majority were Precincts 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 10 and 12. The bond issue passed in 17 precincts and failed in 25. The percentage of yes votes ranged from 89.9 percent on Har- aline Island and 84.9 in Shelton Precinct 10 to 22.7 percent in BeN fair precinct 1. The county election board was counting absentee ballots and can- vassing the vote Wednesday af- ternoon. A tabulation of the Precinct- by precinct vote is on page 12. Acceleration Act. The plan is to ask for about one half the cost of the proposed bridge under the federal program. MASON COUNTY became elig- ible for the federal assistance grants late last year after a re- view of its unemployment rates on which the eligibility for the program is based. The county had checked tile possibility of getting help on the I:riflge when the county first be- came eh},!ble, but, decided to try for a bond issue before trying to get the assistance. The other halt of the cost of the bridge could be financed by a bond issue, which could be approved by the county commission without a referendum. BridgeT said he already had much of the necessary information for the application and would be- gin immediately to assemble the rest: The application goes first to the HHFA Regional office in Se- attle. The HHFA is the same agency from which the county obtained an $18,000 loan last summer to complete engineering studies and plans for the bridge. The loan car- ries the stipulation that if the bridge is not built, the loan does not have to be repaid. f Boy 00couts Collect For Goodwill Industries FOR GOODWILL  Mason County Boy Scouts 1,130 bags, slightly more than last year. They collected two truckloads of material for the Ta- filled the two trucks to capacity, About 75 coma Goodwill Industries unit last Saturday in Scouts and adult leaders took part in the col- ,the Scouts' annual "Good Turn" project, Here, lection. The Scouts expressed sincere thanks to one of the trucks sent over by the Goodwill unit 11 Mason County residents who contributed to is loaded with bags of clothilfg and small house- ' the drive. hold appliances collectaKI. The boys collected "' Are Arrested . I Chamber Program Interesting Howard E. Nichols, Star 00ou00ol Eve n Though Speaker Absent 1, Box 61, is being held in Mason County jail on charges of grand larceny after being arrested by An absent-minded professor who forgot his speaking engagement opened the door to one of the most interesting programs the Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed in many a month last Thursday night. When the president of Olympic Junior College did not appear as scheduled, program chairman Os- car Levin asked for comment from the membership, keyed particular- ly to anything new their finns have been doing. That opened the flood-gates. SIMPSON TIMBER official Bud Puhn led off by pointing to the establishment of company's newly CITY SCHOOL superintendent R.udy Oltmaa described somo Of the unusual programs Shelto.n school district is conducting such as the Rogers school for retarded Children, one of the first .of its kind in the state and a pogram. conducted with state fuad= handled by District 309; a speech program aiding some 150 childen with speech problems, again with state funds administered by Dis- trict 309; a similar program for children with hearing deficiencies, not the actual treatment of audio trouble but the discovery of them; and finally a special program for Shelton police at his home Friday night. The charge stems from $1,100 worth of worthless cheeks Nichols has written over the past few weeks to Shelton merchants, the Shelton police department said. Additional checks have turned up in Olympia and Montesano, po- lice said. Nichols is being held in jail ill lieu of $2,500 bail. A SHELTON COUPLE, Leon- ard N. Hodgson, and Vilma Gets- chnnnan, are being held in jail on charges of second degree burg- lary. Conservation Tour For Sixth Graders Is 5et April 19 April ]9 is set for the Annual Conservation Day Field Tour for Mason County sixth grade children. April 22 and 26 are the alternate dates in case of stormy weather April 19. Francis Wright. Shelt)n, Dis- trict Administrator, Department of Natural Resources, anounced these dates: He is chairman of the Mason County Annual Sixth Grade Conservation Day Field Tour Committee. Each year. more than 300 Ms- They are accused of burglariz- ing a summer home belonging to Margaret Lane, Auburn, the Ma- son County Sheriff's office said. The pair were arrested by Sher- iff's officers about 2"15 p 'n Sat- urday. The Lane home was burg- larized Friday. Neither has posted bail and are being held in the county jail. ALSO ARRESTED by the Ma- son County Sheriff's office this week were Talmadge T. Osborne! and Ronald E. Gunderson, charged with digging clams in a reserved area on Oakland Bay. Both are free after posting $250 bail each. Also booked at the Mason County jail this week was William Lee Morris on charges of failure to pay a fine. Charles D. Elson was arrested by Sheriff's officers on a warrant from the Snohomish County Su- perior Court, created international division with headquarters in Shelton which opened up at least nine new jobs, and the completion of the com- pany's fourth dry kiln plus a large dry-storage shed which now per- nits Simpson to ship as dry lum- ber some 60 to 70 million board feet heretofore dispatched, as green lumber. Another Simpson official, Ma:x Schmidt, said the company is pro- grossing nicely with an ambitious cutting program this year, es- pecially during the first six months, with the export log mar- ket along with an unusually firm demmld for alder which is bringing extra money to many Mason County land owners. The first shipment of Simpson lumber i.n a foreign ship to Puerto Rico was mentioned as a welcome break-through in the depressed lumber industry. tudents unable to keep np with the average classroom pace who are 'iven special instrncti,m de- signed to meet their abilities but allowing them to take regular elasswork in subjects in  which they-do have average oz' better abilities such as nmsic, art, etc., thus keeping in sclmol many who probably otherwise wouM drop out. BIrD KNUTZEN, manager of th Kitsap-Mason Dairy's Shelton plant, announced the coming ad- dition of a "drumstick machine" lOT making ice cream specialties which would add two workers to the plant's staff of employes about April 1. Sel VanderVegen, comptroller for the Lmnbermens Mercantile Compass', told the group work has started on the new dry hunber yard at he firm's industrial and builders supply silo at First and (conthmed on page 2) son County sixth graders are transported by school h'as to Pan- handle Tree Farm whicb is owned by the Mason.Grays Harbor 4-14 people. Starting at 9 a.m., they will converge on the tour site wilere they will be guided along' consev'tion nlethod routes by forest, soils, water and wihilife co'dservation experts. The following assi.ted V'right in i planning the conscrvation day field  LOUT: to(nard Flower, U. S. For- est Je:'vice; Duane Scott, Soil Con- servation Service; Torger Lee, Principal, Evergreen School; J. IV. Oocdpastez,, County Superintend, : ent of ehools; Cai'l Johnson, De- partmet tff Natural Resources; I Bill Looney. Sn-Oson Timber Com- i pony; Fred Peste. Douglas Fir i Christmas Tree Comp:,nv" Charles Peck. Extension Service, all of Shelton, and Watt Smith, Farm Forester, Department of Natural Resomccs, Port Orchui,