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March 25, 1971

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IC ii!i~iiii~! i~! i ~!i!ii;~i ROUND THE WlLMA DITTMAN, left, and Ina Wivell, view Merle VanderWal's painting, which will be displayed in the Annual Art Scholarship Show to be sponsored by the Shelton Adult Art Club from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday in the PUD auditorium. Proceeds will provide an art scholarship for a Shelton High School art student. Paintings must be entered no later than 9 a.m. Wednesday, and will be accepted by the pictured co-chairmen on Tuesday. makers RATCHA -- Southside place of the March 1 7, Convention at Pic Was "consumer s very interesting. and buffet a tour of the Shop. were Shirley a Heinis, Ruth Kreifels and Jo club meeting atson's house called the the flag salute tten Convention and 4-H pledge. Lennie Christensen introduced Kim Dyson as a new member of our 4-H club. They talked about dem onstrations. Lennie Christensen told everyone, she would call them up and tell them when they had to be there to do their dem onstration. The club has already collected more than $60 on the money making project. They told when the next meeting was and then the meeting was adjourned, reported Christie Bacon. Friendship Club met March 17 at the home of Ester Horton. There were ten members present. The next meeting is April 7 at the home of Marie Carder. On March 9 the Live Wires 4-H club held a meeting at Southside School. Members present were Kathy Bailey, Julie Kamin, Sharon Johnson, Nancy Eveleth, Mrs. Bedell, Mrs. Wolf and Cheryl Bedell. They discussed going up to Flap Jacks or some where in the Mountains with Mr. Johnson and Mr. Kamin for guides. They also discussed demonstrations which were March 13. In new business they discusse~,.having ~a sl~l~ber party at Nanc~Eveleth's, reported Cheryl Bedell. Mrs. John Cookson and Jackie, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kimball and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kratcha and Shelley visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha on various days on the weekend. at the You'll find a tempting taste treat of the week. Open 7-8 Sun. Thurs. 7-6 Friday. Closed Sat. MERCHANTS LUNCH Winners Named North-S0uth winners for the Shelton Bridge Club's Monday night meeting were Clyde Ruddell and Bruce Kreager; Jane Bennett and Bob Quimby; May Graler and Eva Aamodt. Winning for East-West were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stock; Mr. and Mrs. Ken Zobel; Bill Batchelor and Shirley Byrne. Today, Thursday, March 25 Rotary Club luncheon, noon, Ming Tree Cafe. Toastmasters Club, 6:45 a.m., Timbers Restaurant. Slimette Tops, 7 p.m., court house annex. Golden Age Club potluck supper, 6 p.m. Meeting & social evening to follow. Memorial Hall. Bake sale & Easter gifts, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., PUD. Mason General Hospital Auxiliary. Rock Society, 7:30 p.m., PUD. Friday, March 26 Chamber of Commerce board meeting, 7:30 a.m., Timbers Restaurant. Drivers license examiner, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., court house basement. Ruby Rebekah Lodge, 8 p.m., IOOF Hall. Rummage sale, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., PUD. David Ray Orthopedic Group. Saturday, March 27 Salty Sashayers, 8:30 p.m., fairgrounds. Mason County Democratic Club dinner, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. Jayettes, 10 a.m., home of Mrs. Dick Andrews. Jobies' Easter Sale, downtown. Sunday, March 28 Shelton churches invite you to attend the church of your choice. Teen Moose family breakfast, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Moose Lodge. Monday, March 29 PUD No. 3 commission meeting, 1 p.m., PUD conference room. County commission meeting, 10 a.m., court house. Shelton Bridge Club, 7:15 p.m., PUD auditorium. Goodwill truck in town. Phone 426-4847 for pickups. It's About Time Tops, 7:30 p.m., County Health Office. Creative Stitchery Display opens at the Shelton Public Library. Tuesday, March 30 Kiwanis Club luncheon, noon, Timbers Restaurant. Wednesday, March 31 Drivers license examiner, I0 a.m. - 5 p.m., court house basement. Christmas Town Tops, 7 p.m., Multi-service Center. Annual Scholarship Art Show, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., PUD. Thursday, April 1 Rotary Club luncheon, noon, Ming Tree Cafe. Toastmasters Club, 6:45 a.m., Timbers Restaurant. Slimette Tops, 7 p.m., court house annex. Yacht Club dinner, 6 p.m.; business meeting, 8 p.m., clubhouse. Navy Mothers Club, 7:30 p.m., PUD conference room. Multi-service Center board meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the center. DPW noon, Timbers Restaurant'. VWWI Madrona Barracks No. 1462 & Auxiliary, noon potluck, 1 p.m. meeting, Memorial Hall. Fair Harbor Grange, 6 p.m. Potluck; 7:30 meeting, Grapeview Fire Hall. green salad. ONLY garlic bread ad. ONLY DINNER SPECIAL With dr- S h. USSlnn ..._ -hP: Saladi 'a r.anberry sauce, hot roll, "=ver -- olage. P tato, ONLy )50 EVery Served 71 CHEVROLET'S HIGHEST AWARD "Since 1927" 1st and Grove Quick Parts & Service, Mon. thru Sat. By Dolores Drake Early history came to life last Thursday when a panel of Skokomish Indians presented a program for the Hood Canal Federated Woman's Club and guests. Mrs. Dexter McCulloch assisted the panel by locating, on a large map she had prepared, Indian settlements along Lower Hood Canal, the North and South Forks of the Skokomish River and Vance Creek. Mrs. McColloch, the former Karen James, is a close friend of Grandma (Louise) Pulsifer, and has worked closely with the Indians to learn early customs and to study basket weaving. She currently attends the University of Washington. Indians from these many communities migrated throughout the area gathering their food. Their customary places for fishing were in all the streams that flowed into Hood Canal. The long house was their winter home, but their summer homes were temporary structures of mats, boughs and poles. War-like incidents were kept at a minimum by inter-marriage between the Indian communities in this area: and they spoke a common language. Indians from these communities were confined to the Skokomish Indian reservation during the 1850's. George Miller stated that according to the 1880 census, there were 245 Indians on the Skokomish Reservation. Of these, only 20 were full blooded Skokomish Indians. There were 84 women, 70 men, 47 girls and 41 boys. During the year there were eight births and three deaths. Twenty-nine of the Indians were enrolled in school, 35 could read the English language and 30 could write; 68 could speak the English language. There were 67 couples, but only 23 considered to be legally married; 37 of the Indians had no Indian names. The statistics also revealed that there were 80 horses, 88 cows and 44 domestic fowl. The Indians also harvested 80 tons of hay and 450 bushels of grain per year. In addition to the farmers, there were four carpenters, two blacksmiths, one interpreter, one policeman, six medicine men, seven washer-women and six mat and basket makers. Miller, an active member of the Skokomish Tribal Council, fans explained that the Skokomish Indians purchase commercial fishing permits from the Tribal Council and pay a percentage of their fishing income to the Tribal Council. Anyone may purchase a $5.00 sports fishing permit which permits him to fish on the reservation for one year from the date of purchase. Some of these monies are used by the Tribal Council to pay for the river patrolmen. The Tribal Council also has a revolving loan fund to assist students in completing college educations. This year they assisted a third-year Forestry student with books and tuition for the winter quarter. The Council also has many plans for the Lower Skokbmish School. It is hoped that it will house a community library and even an Indian crafts center. Bruce Miller gave a resume of the Indians' social structure. There were three class distinctions - the upper class, middle class, and slaves. It was very disgraceful to be captured by another community and to be made a slave. If a Slave escaped and returned to his settlement, it would be necessary for him to give a Potlatch to regain his esteem. If he could not afford to do this or was unable to return, he would remain a slave and his decendants would also belong to the slave class. Bruce also described the costume modeled by his niece, Mrs. Michael Twidwell, and he explained the baskets displayed. Mrs. Twidwell wore a wind dress designed like the bark, or soft-skin, dress of the coastal Indians. Beads and shells decorated the garment. Her boots were typical of the Shoshonean Indians. Baskets were made of cedar root, bear grass, sweet grass, and cedar bark. The Cedar root basket was used for carrying water, gathering berries and for cooking purposes. The open weave basket was made of the inner bark of cedar trees. This basket was used to gather clams and to hold them while they were left in the salt water to pump out the sand. The bright yellow dye used in the basket came from the Oregon Grape and the deep red dye was made from the wild cherry bark. The Skokomish symbol was the dog with the tail curled up. A herring bone design and a fox with the tail down was also worked into the Skokomish rogram baskets. Indian folk-lore tales were passed down from generation to generation, and Mrs. Jeanne Everendon related tales told to her by her Grandmother Adams. One story dealt with the origin of the four seasons, and night and day. It seems that the (Du-wi-bah) told the Bear, Rabbit and Ant that he would grant a wish to the one who could dance the longest. Mr. Bear, being his old sleepy self, started to dance; he wanted to wish for a long, long winter so that he could sleep most of the time. It was not long, though, before he was very tired and fell fast asleep. Now the frisky little rabbit thought he would win as he could just jump all around and dance and dance. Mr. Rabbit did jump and dance, but as time went by he became so worn-out that he just couldn't go on any longer. Now Mrs. Ant was very industrious, and she danced and danced. She was hungry, but she didn't stop dancing; she just kept tightening her belt a little more. Of course, she danced the longest. When the Du-wi-bah asked Mrs. Ant what she had wished for, she expressed her desire for the four seasons - spring to work her fields, summer to grow the crops, fall to do the harvesting, and winter to use up all that she had stored away. She also asked for day and night that she might rest during the working seasons. That is why we have four seasons, day, and night, and also why the ant has a small waist. Many of these legends were recorded by Edna Gunther in 1926, but copies are no longer available. It is hoped that the local Indians will compile these tales in book form, before they are forgotten. Mrs, Alex Gouley sang a modem Indian love song, 'Pale Moon.' Mrs. Gouley's father, Mr. Peterson, was one oL the early teachers on the Skokomish Reservation. Self-taught, he in turn taught his people, using both the English and Indian language in order that they could quickly understand. The first little school house was moved up from the boarding school where the Nalley ranch is now located, to the present site of the Lower Skokomish school. "Old Fashioned Goodness" of AVAILABLE IN: BUCKETS "BASKETS FAMILY PACKETS ! 729 Olympic Hwy. N. Mt. View GET THEM TODAYI SHAMROCK WHEELBARROW 3 cu. ft. Was $8.95 ........... SPECIAL YEOMAN WHEELBARROW 5 cu. ft. Was $28.95 ........ SPECIAL HAND SEED SOWER Vz-bushel capacity. Was $6.95 .... SPECIAL of 407 S. 1st FARMER! Closed Sun. & Mon. 426-4373 We Must Reduce Our Tire Inventory/ FREE BALANCE & MOUNTING ON PAIR SOLD FROM STORE STOCK! 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