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March 25, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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March 25, 1971

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t THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING dawned bright and clear, affording this spectacular view of the snowy Olympics from a spot on Shelton's Angleside. ch 25, 1971 Published in Shelton, Wash. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, 2 SectJ ons - 20 Pages Wash. 98584, u~der act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during 12 week of Thanksgiving, at 227W. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy ton School AdviSory Ltinuing its work districts in apProval of bond :se districts for their money for the new igh School, it was at the advisory e meeting Monday lCk-off,, dinner for Sunday evening of the Y Concert new-member Will continue Daffodils, ly figures of asizing the and music, family, 503 selected Service wOming Year, ere notified have two high 'Tom, who ~t Year, and roup The non-high districts will vote April 6 on their bond issues. Advisory Committee Chai~'man Walt Parsons told the committee the drawings which are being used in presenting information are not preliminary plans, but, are drawings prepared by the architect. Preliminary plans, he said; cannot be completed until all of the non-high districts have approved their share of the money. The Advisory Committee has worked up information on the cost of the proposed bond issues. He stated if state matching funds at the rate of 28.9 per cent, which is what isanticipated, are, rive decorated dining tables in thewas Mrs. Lee Johnson, area Social hall of the Methodist representative for the national church, Community Concert Association. The meal was planned and She will be at the headquarters at prepared by board members Mrs. Dean's Studio all week to answer F.W. H errick, Mrs. Frank questions, andat the close of the MaranviHe and Mrs. Harold campaign will make arrangements Hansen and served by Anita to book the artists for .next Knight, Nancy Maranville and season s concerts. Denise Herrick. A special guest Since last Thursday's concert was the last for this season, new board members and officers were received, and the bonds go at an interest rate of somewhere around five per cent, the cost in the three districts which participate t 00 per cent would be about 3.2 mills a year at the most. The three districts which participate 100 per cent arc Southside, Pioneer and Kamilche. In the Hood Canal District, which participates on the basis of 75 per cent, the cost would be 2.38 mills a year and in Grapeview which participates on the basis of 60 per cent, it would be 1.91 mills. It was reported by the student members of the Advisory Committee that a decision had been reached with the high school administration which will allow the senior class members to select three speakers as they have in the past. The valedictorian and salutatorian will be honored also. For AFS Barbara, who will be a junior. The foreign student selected to come here under the AFS program for the next school year will live with the Brigham family. The family is selected from applicants submitted to the National AFS headquarters by the local AFS chapter. Janice Springer elected at intermission. Newly-elected board members, EB Day Set serving until 1974, are Mrs. M.W. Wednesday Hall, Mrs. William Duemling, Mrs. Kelvin Hamilton, Mrs. James Barrom, Rev. Kenneth Robinson, Dr. Berwyn Thomas, K.W. Frank and Donald Wiss. Officers for 1971-1972 are Clyde Knight, president; Harold Hanson, first vice president; Mrs. Richard Morton, second vice president; Mrs. M.W. Hall, secretary, and H.A. Linker, treasurer. Paul Wittenberg The annual Shelton Chamber of Commerce Education-Business Day is planned for next Wednesday morning at Mr. View School. Chamber of Commerce members this year are being invited to the schools this year for the program. They will meet at the Mt. View School office about 9:15 a.m. and will be given a tour of the new addition to Mr. View School which was completed last year and of the new handicapped school which is under construction. After the tours, they will hear school officials discuss the planning for the new high school and will be able to see schematic drawings of some of the plans so far. Lunch will be served at the school about 1 : 30 a.m. Chamber members who are planning to attend are asked to contact Dick Brewer, chairman of the Chamber Education-Business Day committee at 426-3381 or Rudy Oltman, secretary-manager of the Chamber of Commerce, at 426-2021. Burn Permits Needed Soon arestCommittee Wednesday noon me!announced this ........... -~ wmJointhe Fire permits for outdoor ason to select the Shelton High School three candidates from Sheltonburning will be required in t.ne toolssenior to portray Paul Bunyan for High School announced last week city of Shelton after April 1, Fire the Festival. lttenberg, oneaS membersof theff the Roval_ Con~t_ Chief Allan Nevitt said this week. tte is Selected was Paul W" . " " "'" Ted selected as queVen ~rls will be Department of Natural air. W~t n~fergMshel BnnqLtMed lat the Queen's e required outside the city limits ~night Other candida r Y 8. after that date. The Department , Bunyan were Mike Bac and The Shelton candidates arepermits normally go into effect Rocky Nutt. Kathy Kelley, Diana Williamson March 15, but, the date was SSoc ttion The two queen candidates and Wendy Erhart. moved back this year because o~ the wet weather. Guidelines to replace the Shelton School District dress code were announced Wednesday by Supt. Louis Grinnell.The guidelines state "all Shelton School students should be conscious of their personal appearance and wear appropriate clothing properly and in good taste. "The school principal may restrict appearance and attire with special consideration for safety, cleanliness or class requirements These standards may be set in special areas by the teachers and coaches involved in consultation with the principal. Only a small crowd, which had few questions, showed up for the hearing last Wednesday night at Evergreen School on the Shelton Planning area comprehensive plan. The hearing was held jointly by the Shelton City Planning Commission and the County Planning Commission since the comprehensive plan takes in the city of Shelton and the unincorporated area around it. James Connolly, regional planning director, reviewed the land and roads and streets use sections of the plan and Howard Godat, Olympia engineer, discussed the water, sewer and drainage plan which his firm did. Frank Maranville, chairman of the Shelton Library Board, and Mrs. Morley Kramer, librarian at the Shelton Library, appeared at the meeting to present objections to the recommendations for library service. Governor To Attend Festival Gov. Dan Evans and his family will attend the Mason County Forest Festival this year, Festival officials have been notified. The announcement the governor had accepted the invitation to attend the Festival was made at the meeting of the Festival Association last Thursday. The Queen's Banquet, at which the queen will be announced, was set for May 18, a Tuesday. This event traditionally kicks off Festival activities. A committee headed by Buck Price has been set up to select one of the three Shelton High School senior candidates to portray Paul Bunyan. Lucille McBride is in charge of the window decoration contest this year for the Zonta Club, She reported that merchants have been contacted and windows obtained. Groups or individuals interested in putting in window displays can contact her at 426-4266 or 426-1463. Mrs. Chloe Scoles, chairman of the county princesses for the Festival reported the princesses were being selected and would be announced later. Scare A bomb threat emptied the Shelton Armory during the dance being held last Friday night, the Mason County Sheriff's Office reported this week. The Sheriff's Office received a call at 9:53 p.m. stating there was a bomb in the building. The building was evacuated and members of the Sheriff's Department, City Police and City Fire Department searched the building and surrounding grounds, but, found nothing. The dance was called off, the Sheriff's Office said. Timber Sale One sale in Mason County was among the February Timber sales by the Department of Natural Resources. The sale was the Tiger Creek ~ale, which went to B. Kombol, avensdale, for $14,500 for 450,000 board feet. "The code will be reviewed by the administration of the Shelton School District in March of each school year to determine changes that may be needed for the subsequent year. Any changes will be made in light of the code's effect on the total educational process." Grinnell said the guidelines were established after consultation with members of the district adrninistration, ~chool board, faculty, student representatives and parents. It was arrived at, Grinnell said, only after full consideration to the rights and responsibilities II They stated the plan recommended the Shelton City Library joining the Timberland Regional Library as a branch. The local library board stated in a written statement they would be willing to ent, er into any agreement which would inprove library service, but, at the same time, allow the Shelton library to maintain its identity and independence. They also asked that figures I Shelton High School Students are planning to join students from Olympia, St. Martin's, St. Placid, Tumwater, North Thurston, Timberline, Yelm, Tenino and Bremerton High Schools in a walk to raise funds to aid the retarded. The students are contacting local businessmen and organizations asking for pledges for so much a mile for each mile the students walk. The 16-mile course has been set up in Olympia and the walk will start from Olympia High School at 9 a.m. There will be a lunch stop at South Sound with lunch prepared by the National Guard with Jaycee Wives and the Junior Women's Club from Olympia assisting with the serving. Coinciding with the walk, members of the Olympia and Shelton cross country teams are planning a 24-hour marathon on six alternate routes starting at noon at the State capitol. Among members of the ues Jerry Burr, a teacher and professional musician from the Yakima area, will be the guest artist at the third annual Shelton High School Band and State Band Guest Artist Concert. The concert, directed by Bruce Moorehead, will be presented ~t 8 p.m. March 30 in the High School Gymnasium. Tickets are $1 and will be available at the door. Burr received his formal music education at the University of Washington and Central Washington State College. Since graduation, he has been teaching high school music in the Yakima area and has also been performing as a professional musician throughout the Pacific Northwest. He will display his talents on several instruments during the concert here. He will first be featured on the piano playing the theme from "The Apartment" with the concert band accompanying him. Later in the program, he will perform on the alto flute and valve trombone accompanied by the stage band. This will be the final concert of the year for the high school band. To Hear Plans The Grapeview School Board will have a special meeting at 8 p.m. April 1 at the Grapeview Fire Hall to hear representatives of the State Department of Public Instruction and the Shelton School District discuss the new Shelton High School. The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested is welcome to attend. e e of individual students and the student body generally. The establishment of guidelines to replace the present dress code comes after more than three months of study and surveys of students, parents, members of the community and school administrators and school district employees. The school has been operating under a relaxed dress code since the first of December while the studies were being conducted. Under the code which has been in effect since December, all restrictions except three were removed. They were beards for tt on the number of employees at the city library be corrected. James Pauley, chairman of the Shelton Port Commission, stated his group objected to the proposal that the water system at Sanderson Field be connected with the city water system. Godat commented this was something in the future, and, that when city water service was extended to the point where a connection was practical, it could executive committee for the project is Wen~ly Erhart, a Shelton High School Senior. Les Hein of Shelton is one of the adult advisors. Starting about 8 a.m. Sunday, "The Lynx", a band led by Randy Linder of Shelton will begin striking up the beat in ,ary A doll raffle by the Mason General Hospital Auxiliary has been cancelled, Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan said Wednesday. McClanahan said he had contacted Mrs. Larry Nelson, president of the Hospital Auxiliary, after a story quoting contradictory statements from each of them, appeared in a daily newspaper this week. nce Jerry Burr, boys, blue jeans for girls and bib overalls for all. The relaxed code was adopted on the recommendation of a student-faculty committee which was working on revision of the code. The school board, at its meeting March 9, was urged by a student delegation to arrive at a decision on the dress code. Grinnell said the provision for standards in special areas would permit some restrictions in such areas as shop and physical education where safety might be a special factor. rl be reviewed again. The comprehensive plan now goes back to the two planning commissions for action. The city planning commission will refer it to the city commission, which have to hold another public hearing before it can be adopted. The county can adopt the plan without further public hearings. in preparation for the walk. Hein said the funds collected by the Shelton participants will go half to the State WARC and half to the local WARC chapter. Funds are used for research at Rainier School, scholarships and some to the Exceptional Foresters here. McClanahan said the whole thing was the result of a misunderstanding. He said he had numerous persons contact his office to ask about projects their organizations were considering. He stated he tells these persons anything which could be considered gambling is a technical violation of the law, but, there is a question if there would be prosecution.