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April 8, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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April 8, 1971

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8, 1971 14 i FOREST FESTIVAL QUEEN candidates and Paul Bunyan were all sporting new Festival buttons after attending a luncheon at which the button sales campaign was kicked off Tuesday. Seated, left to right, are Princess Diana Williamson, Paul Wittenberg, who portrays Paul Bunyan; Princess Kathy Kelley; back row, Princess Janice Springer; Princess Wendy Erhart and Princess Peggy Davis. to C)n Published in Shelton, Wash. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wash. 98584, u~der act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 2.27 W. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 2 Sections -- 20 Pages 10 Cents Per Copy )rest Festival off Tuesday :heon at the button was who Z iegler's ition was Kelley. went :, Who will in the ttes for ~-nberg, and press City meeting the one car for received pia, for Frank bid be Ls revised Godat f-way hr The Mason County Commission, at its meeting Monday, approved contracts for three road projects in the county on which bids had been opened the previous week. County Engineer J. C. Bridger told the commission, the low bidder on all three projects, Lincoln Construction Co., had requested its bids be withdrawn because of an error and he would recommend the withdrawal be allowed. The contracts were awarded to the second low bidders on each for the work on San Joaquin Ave. on Capitol Hill had been obtained and asked authority to prepare a call for bids on the project. He was given approval to prepare a call for bids. Fire Chief Allan Nevitt asked what could be done about vacant houses to make them less of a fire hazard. City Attorney B. Franklin Heuston stated the only action available was a nuisance abatement procedure. of the projects. Tucci and Sons, Tacoma, were awarded contracts on the McReavy Road, for $71,359.50 and the Agate Road for $67,765.25. The contract on the Binns-Swiger Road was awarded to Almer Construction, Seattle, for $23,739. The commission, on the recommendation of the engineer, awarded contracts for liquid asphalt used by the Road Department. The contracts went to the low bidders on the /rarious kinds of products used by the Road Department. Union Oil Co. was awarded the contract for MC 800 and RC 300 and for kling anti-stripping addative. Chevron Asphalt was awarded the contract for MC300 rubberized. Refinery Sales was awarded the contract for light dust pallative. The commission was informed by District Justice Court Judge Glenn Correa that he was appointing Gerald Whitcomb and School Board The Shelton School Board will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Evergreen School Library for its regular April meeting. B. F. Heuston as justice of the peace pro-tern and Whitcomb as Justice Court Commissioner. Three persons entered pleas of not guilty to criminal charges when they appeared in Mason County Superior Court Friday morning. Their cases were all set for the February, 1972 jury term. Entering a plea of not guilty to a charge df first degree burglary was Robert L. Johnson, Olympia. He is accused of entering the Lilliwaup Grocery in February. Entering pleas of not guilty to charges of possession of dangerous drugs were Steven Needham, 23, Shelton, and Mrs. Joan LaBresh, 37, Shelton. They were arrested at the LaBresh home early in January. All three of the defendants are represented by Shelton Local The Mason County Ministerial Association is sponsoring an evening Good Friday service at the United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. The main part of the service will be a film, "I Beheld His Glory". The service is open to the public with several churches participating. it's his first Easter, this bright youngster has figured out a way to the Easter Bunny and his load of eggs. He's going to sneak up in the cabbage patch. , Shelton School District will have a one-day spring vacation Friday. The spring vacation was shortened to make up for days l The planned new Shelton High School took another big step forward Tuesday when voters in the five non-high school districts voted in favor of bond issues to raise their share of the money for the new facility. Supt. Louis Grinnell said the architect has been notified to proceed with preliminary plans which must be submitted to the State Department of Public Instruction for approval. Work on the preliminary plans could not continue until the non-high participation was settled, which was accomplished in the vote Tuesday. Grinnell said the preliminary plans should be ready to go to the State Board in August and final plans ready to go in November. The project could then be bid about January, 1972. The present target date for having the new facility completed is the start of the 1973-74 school year. Voters in all of the non-high districts gave the bond issues a substantial majority in favor. In the Pioneer District, which had the largest share, $1,006,702, voters gave the bond issue a favorable vote of 86 per cent, with 225 yes votes and 34 no votes. A vote of 218 was needed to validate the election, with a turnout of 260 voters in the election. In the Southside District, whose bond issue was for $207,354, the vote was 85.4 per cent in favor, with 187 yes votes and 32 no votes. A turnout of 146 voters was needed with 219 turning out. In the Grapeview District, the vote was 84.6 per cent on the $420,000 bond issue, with 220 yes votes and 40 no votes. Two Shelton men, Peter H. Stroem Jr., 26, St. Rt. 2, Box 39, Shelton, and Steven Selby, 19, St. Rt. 2, Box 39, Shelton, are being held in Mason County Jail on possession of drug charges. They were arrested early Saturday morning by Shelton Police and Mason County Sheriff's Deputies who went with a search warrant to the home the two occupied at the St. Rt. 2, address. Bail wa~ set at $5,000 each and they are being held in jail in lieu of bail. Prosecuting Attorney Byron M cClanahan said the two are being charged in Justice Court with possession of dangerous drugs, and, that these charges will be superceded by charges of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell and possession of narcotic drugs with intention to sell which will be filed in Mason County Superior Court this week. In addition, McClanahan said, a charge of carnal knowledge will About 100 Mason County young people participated in the walk for the retarded in Olympia March 28. At the average of $22.84 per marcher, this would mean the Mason County participants took in about $2,284 for the project. The money will go half to the local chapter of the Washington Association for Retarded Children and half to the State WARC. Les Hein, who was the adult in charge of the local effort, said pledge cards are still coming in. Also lending an assist from the Shelton area was the Christmastown CBers and Attorney Gerald Whitcomb as their court-appointed attorney. Also appearing in court was William Morris, 28, Shelton, charged with second degree assault, malicious destruction of property and trespass. The charges stem from an incident in which it was claimed Morris was the driver of a car which was driven into the corner of his father-in-law's house late last year. His arraignment was postponed one week. In juvenile court, a 13-year-old boy, accused of taking a box of tools from a garage at one residence and a mini bike from aiaother was placed on probation for one year under the supervision of Gerald Seipp. e rvlces Church Several local churches are sponsoring a Youth and Children's Good Friday service at 3 P.m. Friday in St. David's Episcopal Church. The combined Wesley Hi and Carol Choirs of the Methodist Church will present the anthems. The informal service is open to all children and youth of the community. hfs Have lost because of snow earlier this year. Classes will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and will resume Monday. A turnout of 114 was needed to validate the election, with 261 persons going to the polls. In the Hood Canal District, the vote was 70.2 per cent in favor of the $708,631 bond issue, with 337 yes votes and 143 no votes. A turnout of 358 was needed to validate the election, with 480 voters casting ballots on the proposal. Kamilche District voters approved their $150,331 bond issue by 68 per cent with 34 yes votes and 16 no votes. A turnout of 47 was needed to validate the election which saw 51 persons come out to vote. While approving the bond issue for their participation in the new nigh school, Hood Canal voters rejected two special levies, one for one half mill to raise $8,000 to hire a full time girl's physical education teacher and one for four fifth mill to raise $13,000 to hire a full time principal for the district. The vote on the PE teacher was 255 yes and 215 no, a per centage in favor of 54.2 per cent, less than the 60 per cent needed. The vote on the principal was 205 yes and 258 no, a vote in favor of 44.2 per cent. Voters in the North Mason District approved two one-year special levies. The levies had been rejected in a Feb. 9 election. The vote on a special levy of about 15.94 mills to raise $354,103 for maintenance and operation in the district was approved by a 70.4 per cent in favor. The vote was 758 in favor and 318 against. The vote on a 2.03 mill levy to raise $45,000 for additional school busses was approved by 66.67 per cent. The vote was 710 in favor and 355 against. il be filled against Selby. The charge involves a 14-year-old girl who was found in the home at the time officers arrived. She was referred to juvenile authorities. Officers went to the home with a search warrant signed by District Justice Court Judge Glenn Correa. The two were arrested after officers found what they believed to be drugs in the home. Simpson Timber Co. Mrs. Harriet Richards, president of the local WARC chapter, expressed appreciation to all the people here who assisted with pledges, the young people who participated in the walk and others who assisted. About 700 young people participated in the walk, according to Perry Liljestrand, executive director of the State WARC. So far, he said, 309 cards have been turned in. He said the pledges on the cards which were turned in totaled about $7,000. The young people, he said, walked an estimated 9,900 miles and most of them completed the entire 16 mile course. Hunt Is Sunday' The annual Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the Shelton Moose Lodge for youngsters ages 1-through 12 is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. View School Grounds. There will be prize eggs and ice cream for youngsters participating. BRAD AITKEN, who portrays Huckleberry Finn, plays the harmonica in this scene from the Shelton Junior High Drama Department's production of "Huckleberry Finn. The play will be presented at 7 p.m. April 13 in the Junior High Auditorium.