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m i~i' ,. / / CHESTER STRECKENBACH, left, visits with some of those who came to honor him Saturday night, while his granddaughter adjusts the flower in his lapel. On the right, his wife, Zelda, visits with another of those who attended the dinner sponsored by the Mason County Democrat Club. A good crowd attended the event in the Memorial Building to honor Streckenbach for his many years of service to the community and to the Mason County Democrat party. ril 1, 1971 Published in Shelton, Wash. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, 3 Sections -- 22 Pages Wash. 98584, under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during 13 week of Thanksgiving, at 227 W. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy for a curtailed made necessary by the loss of ~rogram and an about $2,000 in federal funds md program for which the city had used in the Recreation OUtlined by Park Board Chairman the Shelton City meeting Tuesday said the changes were program the past several years and the fact that the bus which had been used to transport youngsters from the city to the swimming pool was no longer available. The bus had been declared unsafe for use in transporting the Qses lendar Were to have the Mason Jury this one of tPpear, sday guilty to the appeals on, Allyn, to a larijuana. of the and had When his case was called Monday morning, Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan told the court he had been contacted by Hogenson's attorney who had told him Hogenson would appear in court Tuesday morning to plead guilty. Judge Robert Doran continued the case until after Hogenson's appearance. Hogenson was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail with a review of his case after 60 days and a $250 fine, of which $200 was suspended. This is the same sentence which had been imposed OUnty on three Monday, number of bmitted )r Some der on oln 3 bids 12 on inClUded ~i ing, mile 2.22 and 1.68 )ad. on the iect was O bidders were Almer Construction Co., Seattle, $23,739 and Bellevue 'Bulldozing Co., Bellevue, $24,876.50. Lincoln's bid on the Agate Road project was $51,228.25. Other low bidders were Tucci and Sons, Tacoma, $67,765.25 and Bellevue Bulldozing, $68,162.75. Lincoln's bid on the McReavy Road project was $65,112.40, Other low bids on this project were Tucci and Sons, Tacoma, $71,359.50 and P.J. Anderson Construction, Seattle, $71,840.68. Other bidders on the three projects included stone Excavating and Crane Inc., Seattle; Richert and SonS, Shelton; Noble Construction Co., Seattle; Olympia Oil and Wood, youngsters and was sold by the city last winter. Fox said the plan which had been discussed by the Park and Recreation Commission was to have open swimming sessmns at the Pool Nuotare for about two hours Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with no swimming lessons in the program. Part of the cost of in in Justice CourL Robert Love, who was appealing a conviction for driving while intoxicated, did not appear for trial. He had been previously found guilty in Justice Court. McClanahan told the COUrt he had been contacted by Love's attorney who told him his client did not intend to appear for trial. McClanahan asked the court to dismiss the appeal action. The appeal was dismissed by Judge Doran and the sentence previously imposed in Justice Court was put into effect. Olympia; Ed's Bulldozing Inc., Seattle; Select Contractors Inc., Seattle; MBI Corp., Olympia; Bee Construction, Bellevue; Strong and McDonald, Tacoma; Frost and Hill Inc., Kent; J.D. Dutton, Olympia and Roy Gochnour, Chehalis. The County Engineer's Office asked the bids be taken under advisement for a 'week to allow them time to check all of the bids before making a recommendation. The county engineer's office said the low bids on all of the projects were below the engineer's estimate of the cost of the project. The work on all three of the projects is planned for this spring and summer. the pool fees would be paid by the recreation program, he said, with the youngsters paying the remainder of the fee themselves. There would be lifeguards on duty, but no swimming instructions, Fox said. The owners of the pool, he said, have stated they could have swimming lessons available for morning sessions, but, that the recreation program would not be involved and would pay none of the cost. Fox said this would allow some money for an expanded park and playground program under the summer recreation program. Fox received approval from the commission for the park department to pay half the cost of a tennis teaching machine to be used in the tennis lessons in the summer recreation program. The school district will pay the other half of the cost of the machine and will use it in its tennis program. Fox also told the commission he was trying to locate poles to be used in improving the lighting at the Callanan Park field. The commission, on the recommendation of Police Chief Frank Rains, approved the promotion of Police Patrolman James German to Sergeant. The promotion fills the vacancy on the force for sergeant, which has been open since the resignation of Richard Nelson several months ago. German placed first in a test for the promotion given by the city civil service commission recently. Patrolman AI Johnson placed second in the test. Fire Chief Allan Nevitt received permission from the commission to use the Fire Department station .wagon to transport five men whO had recently joined the volunteers m his department to a basic fire training course which is being held at Matlock. City Engineer Howard Godat reported applications for the street paving program which the city is putting together for this summer have been a little slow in coming in. He urged anyone interested to get a petition from city hall and start circulating it. The five non-high school districts whose high school students attend Shelton High School will vote Tuesday on bond issues to provide their share of the proposed new Shelton High School. The amount of money each district must contribute for the high school was determined on the basis of assessed valuation by the County Committee for School District Organization. Three districts will participate to the full amount of their assessed valuation. They include Pioneer, whose share is $1,006,702; Southside, whose share is $207,354. and Kamilche, whose share is $150,331. Hood Canal will participate on the basis of 75 per cent of its assessed valuation, since it does not send its ninth graders into Shelton as other districts do. The Hood Canal share is $708,631. Grapeview will participate on the basis of 60 per cent of its assessed valuation, since it participated on the basis of 40 per cent of its assessed valuation in the new North Mason High School previously. That district's share is $297,552. Each of the districts has submitted a bond issue for the total amount they are asked to contribute. State matching funds should be available for about 28.9 per cent of the amount from each district. If this state aid is available, the districts will not have to sell all of the amount of the bond issues they have asked. County Auditor Ruth Boyse.n said some precincts have been combined for the votes Tuesday. Polls will be opened from 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Voters from Arcadia, Kamilche 2 and Mill Creek precincts who are in the Southside School District will all vote at the school. In the Grapeview District, Grapeview precinct voters will vote at the Grapeview Fire Hall and Lake Precinct voters will vote at the Mason Lake Fire Hall. Voters in the Kamilche School District will all vote at the Progress Grange Hall. Pioneer School District voters in Miller, Northside, Pickering, Harstine and a portion of Lake precincts will all vote at the Pioneer School. Hood Canal School District voters in Hoodsport, Lilliwaup, Potlatch, Skokomish, Eells and Union precincts will all vote in their regular polling places. The Hood Canal District has also placed two special levies on the ballot to be voted on at the same time. The North Mason district has also re-submitted its special levies to its vo'ters again for next Tuesday. The special levies were turned down in a vote Feb. 5. For the North Mason election, voters in the four Belfair precincts will all vote at the school. Voters in the Allyn Precinct will vote at The Pioneer School District Citizen's Advisory Committee this week issued a statement supporting the bond issue which will be on the ballot April 6 for the district's voters to provide the district's share of the cost of tJae new Shelton High School. All precincts will vote at Pioneer School. The advisory committee statement said in part: "The Pioneer District's share is $1,006,702. This amount was set by the county committee and is based on assessed valuation. "Shelton has voted a new high school. Pioneer must vote its share, consolidate with Shelton or take our high school students out of Shelton High School. "-If consolidated, we will have to pay for any additional schools in Shelton as well as pay for special levies. "If we vote yes, we pay only for the operation of our own schools and will not share in Shelton's costs and special levies. "As the assessed valuation of this district increases, our millage rate will drop. "The district will save money "by voting for this bond issue now." Timber Sale One sale in Mason County was among the march Department of Natural Resources Timber sales. It Was the Jack Pot Thinning Sale, 690,000 board feet which were Sold to Manke and Sons, Tacoma, for $21,600. the Allyn Fire Hall and voters in the Tahuya Precinct will vote at the Tahuya Fire Hall. If any of the districts which are to participate in the new Shelton High School project turn down their bond issue at the election Tuesday, they have 60 days to hold another election. If the bond issue fails the second time, the county committee and State Board of Education determine what should be done. The most likely thing to happen would be the annexation of the district which rejected the bond issue to the Shelton District. Voters irl the Shelton District approved a bond issue for that district's share of the new high ene na By JAN DANFORD In the course of an eight-and-a-half hour operation performed on February 2 in the University Hospital in Seattle, a kidney was given by Eugene Strozyk.to his brother, Stephen. Eugene Strozyk Plans for the 1971 Forest Festival Window Display Contest were announced this week by Lucille McBride, chairman of the project for the Zonta Club. Classes in the contest will include industry, schools, senior art, junior art, senior clubs, junior clubs, antiques, special granges, senior hobbies, junior hobbies and pop art. The windows should be ready the evening of May 19 as they will be judged at 6:30 a.m. May 20. The deadline for entries in the contest is May 5, Mrs. McBride said. windows are being assigned on first come, first serve basis. Anyone interested in entering a display can contact Mrs. McBride at 426-4266. The theme of the Festival this year is Tall Timber Tales. A requirement of the contest is that Keep Washington Green signs must appear in each of the displays. The signs can be obtained from the County Extension Office in the basement of the Post Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who wish to make their own signs may do so. The onset of the illness of Stephen Strozyk occured when he was a child of six, and not until he reached the age of nine years was his ailment diagnosed as nephritis by doctors at the University of Oregon Medical Center, where he had remained for three months. Attacks made necessary annual hospitalization and treatment and during the past three years, Stephen Strozyk, now 21 years of age, experienced the attacks with an increasing frequency and underwent treatment every six months. Last November Stephen was afflicted with a severe cold and entered the hospital in Raymond, his home town. He was dismissed on Thanksgiving Day, but that very evening became violently ill, going into deep convulsions. He was rushed to the local hospital, but, unable to help him, they sent him to the University Hospital in Seattle. There he was declared to be in critical condition, and not until the second week of his stay could he be treated. It was then determined that his life depended upon either a kidney transplant or the use of a kidney machine. The Strozyk family was cailed together by the doctors in charge, and nine of tl/le members underwent a series of tests, the results of which indicated that Eugene was the most suitable donor. Eugene Strozyk was then tested for a period of two weeks to make certain that his body could withstand the operation and could continue to function with no complications. On February 1, approximately two weeks after the completion of the tests, Eugene Strozyk entered University hospital, and at 6:30 a.m. on the following day he and his brother were wheeled into an operating room divided by a screen. On one side of the partition, both malfunctioning kidneys were removed from Stephen Strozyk while simultaneously one kidney was taken from his brother. "The surgery is harder on the donor than on the recipient," Eugene Strozyk stated. "The incision extended fully half way around my body, and my lower right rib was removed." The life-saving new organ was transplanted into the abdomen of Stephen Strozyk, in the general area of the appendix. "In case of any future trouble," Eugene explained, "the kidney is more readily accessible than if placed in the normal location." BELINDA RAE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Rae, has been selected as Lions Club Forest Festival Princess from Shelton Junior High School. She is a ninth grade student and was selected from seven candidates by members of the ninth grade class. school in November, 1969. The district has hired an architect and some preliminary planning work has been done. When the non-high participation is completed, preliminary plans can be completed and submitted to the State Department of Public Instruction for approval. On the week-end following his surgery, Stephen Strozyk was doing so well that he was each day permitted a four hour pass from the hospital, and was dismissed on February 16. Eugene was allowed to return to his home on February 9, to begin a long and slow period of recuperation in the company of his wife, Diane, and his two year old daughter, Holly. Born and raised and graduated from high school in Raymond, Eugene came to Shelton almost four years ago, and has been employed as assistant manager of the Thriftway Store. Forbidden by his doctors to lift any weight for at least six weeks, Strozyk was unable to work; things were a little rough for the family until on February 27 a benefit dance was held for him by friends, neighbors and co-workers. "I was so surprised and so grateful that people did such a wonderful thing for us," Eugene Strozyk exclaimed.'" My wife and I certainly appreciate it." Eugene Strozyk returned to his job on Monday, March 22. By Fi Fires caused damage to two Shelton homes in the past ~wera! days, the Shelton Fire Department reported. A fire which occured about 5:45 p.m . Friday did about $500 damage to the C.B. Niemeyer home at 137 Deleware. Firemen said the damage was done to a hallway and to some of the contents of the house. A fire about 11:30 a.m. Monday did $800 damage to a utility room in the basement of the Bruce Moorhead residence, 805 S. 15th. The fire started in the utility room a;nd extended into an adjoining recreation room. There was about $600 damage to the building and $200 to the contents, the Fire Department reported. Firemen believe the fire was caused by faulty wiring, and, are continuing their investigation. March Rain Is Weather records prove what everyone has suspected as the month of March progressed. It has been extremely wet. The weather recording station at ITT Rayonier here reports that as of Wednesday morning, a record 13.13 inches of precipitation had fallen during the month. , The new record surpasses the previous record of 12.9 inches which occured in 1950. The 13.13 inches of precipitation is about double the average March rainfall. Logging resumed at Simpson's Camp Govey Monday morning with four yarding sides in operation said Bruce Coombs, logging manager. Camp Grisdal will remain closed due to high winds and will start up next Monday. Three yarding sides are operating in the Bingham Creek area and one in the Skokomish River system. Next week with two sides at Camp Grisdale and two in Canyon River in production, Simpson Timber Company trains will be hauling logs into Shelton from both Grays Harbor and Mason County.