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April 15, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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April 15, 1971

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le Candy R. Jacobsen, 13, Shelton, was killed in a traffic accident near Elma Monday evening. She was a passenger in a car driven by Gaylen Bussard, 19, Elma, which left the road 3.4 miles east of Elma on Grays Harbor County Road 4 1. The Washington State Patrol, which investigated the accident, said the car left the road and hit a telephone pole. " Bussard was taken to St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, where he was reported by the Patrol in critical condition. Another passenger in the car, Aloah Johnson, was reported in fair condition in St. Peter Hospital. Miss Jacobsen was born July 13, 1957 at McCleary and had lived most of her life in Mason County. She had been making her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jacobsen, Rt. 1, Box 159, McCleary, the past four months. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Johnson, Shelton; her father, Ned Jacobsen, Shelton; three brothers, Ted of McCleary and Michael and Chad of Shelton; three sisters, Debbie, Susan and Heidi, all of Shelton; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jacobsen, McCleary, and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Baumann, Everett, several step brothers and step sisters. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Whiteside Funeral Chapel, Elma with burial in Shelton Memorial Park at 3:30 p.m. "At The Old Ball Game" PART OF THE CAST of the Shelton High School Drama Department's production of "Peanuts" rehearses the baseball game scene. Facing the camera are Nancy Maranville, left, and Diana Williamson, right. The production will be presented in elementary schools next week and at a free public performance in the Reed Building auditorium at 7:30 p.m. April 22. It will also be the department's entry in the district contest in tongview May 1. School's award department will Thursday, April 15, 1971 Wash. 98584, under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during 85th Year -- Number 15 Published in Shelton, Wash. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, week of Thanksgiving, at 227 W. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 3 Sections- 24 Pages 10 Cents Per Copy again With an Theater f !'PEANUTS". School will 19; Bordeaux April 2 1 and There will be a the general p.m. in Will also' be taken repetition in ly 1. If the at Longview, rill travel to COmpetition Drama gone to state the past four No other has equaled ear Shelton best actress .SUpporting two gWen. Production theatrical stripped COlored rock ames the many Play. t it of given in school a great the the Viewers tte in the .many m the appeal to One to The Shelton School Board Tuesday night voted to issue contracts to teachers for the coming school year. Supt. Louis Grinnell told the board the list he had prepared included all teachers who had not submitted resignations for the coming year. The board, earlier in the meeting, had received and accepted resignations from Karen Skaare, junior high math teacher; 6th Grade Tour Is Planned Sixth graders in Mason County will journey to Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp next Wednesday to learn about various phases of forestry during the annual sixth grade tour. Agencies and firms which will participate with displays and talks for the sixth graders include the Soil Conservation Service, Douglas Fir Christmas Tree Co., U.S. Forest Service, Simpson Timber Co., Department of Natural Resources, County Extension Office, ITT Rayonier and State Game Department. Various school districts are working with the group in providing transportation of the students to the site. George Hermes, principal of Garrett Heyns High School; Linda Wakefield, Evergreen Elementary teacher, and Peter Londahl, Garrett Heyns English teacher. The board also received the resignation of Ron Ellis as head baseball coach. The boarci, "on the recommendation of Lew Taylor, director of transportation, voted to accept the bid of Frank Buchanan Sales Co., Tacoma, for a 79-passenger diesel bus. The firm's bid was $28,544.25. The only other bid received was from Bryant Motors, Renton, for $22,980.30. Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan, in an amended information filed in Mason County Superior Court Friday, charged William L. Morris, 28, Shelton, with four counts of first degree assault. He had been charged earlier with one count of second degree assault, malicious destruction of property and trespass. Taylor, after reviewing the bids, told the board the Bryant bid did not meet the district's specifications in several areas and he would recommend accepting the Buchanan bid, which did meet the specifications. Bids were received on remedial reading equipment from four firms. The bids were turned over to the school administration with the' contracts for the equipment to be awarded to the low bidders on each part of it. The board received petitions submitted by Marion Robbins, asking the board to review the The amended information was filed as Morris appeared for arraignment on the earlier charges. The charges stem from an incident last December when Morris .is accused of driving a flatbed truck into the corner of the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis, south plans for new high school and reduce the cost of the project. The board commented the plans which had been printed before the recent non-high district bond issue votes were very preliminary and subject to change as the preliminary and final plans are completed. The board adopted a resolution thanking the citizen's advisory committee for its work in the non-high vote. The Northwest Accreditation report for the high school was received in which the school was fully approved. of Shelton. At the time of the incident, Morris and his wife, Gloria, were separated and she was living with her parents. In the amended information, Morris is charged with attempting to do harm to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, his wife and his young son who was also in the home 'at the time. involve a carnal a girl H. Stroern Selby, 19. Drive Is Set held tOdist and those In the Were They appeared in Mason County Superior Court Friday for identification. Gerald Whitcomb, Shelton attorney, was appointed to represent them. The charges filed against the two by McClanahan were: -Unlawful possession or control of a narcotic drug (cocaine) with intent to sell. -Unlawful possession or control of a dangerous drug (marijuana) with intent to sell. -Unlawful sale or transaction of a dangerous drug involving a 14-year-old minor. -Carnal knowledge of a female child under 15 years of le age. They were arrested April 3 by Shelton Police and Mason County Sheriff's Deputies at a home at St. Rt. 2, Box 39. Bail on each was set at $5,000 by Judge Hewitt Henry. They are being held in Mason CountY Jail m lieu of bail. The S'helton City Commission, at its meeting Tuesday, authorized City Engineer Howard G0dat to do preliminary engineering Work on a water line extension OUtside the city on Railroad Ave. The water line which is presently there will be cut by the construction of the new freeway bypass. The State Highway Department will pay part of the cost of extending the line to connect up with the old line in a new location. The State Highway Department had asked the city engineer be authorized to do the preliminary engineering work. City Engineer Howard Godat told the commission the delivery date for a new truck for the city street department had passed. A contract was awarded for the truck to Jack Kimbel, representative of International Harvester, last December. The commission decided to take the question of what to do under advisement for a week before deciding whether or not to Line Jo cancel the contract. A claim for damages for damage to her home when a sewer backed up Feb. 21 was received from Rita Cormier. The claim, for $669.56, was denied by the city and turned over to the city's insurance agent. Godat reported the sewer cleaning project which was underway would cost more than anticipated because the amount of material which was being removed was more than anticipated. nners A proposal for a mobile home park off Spring Road is expected to be submitted to the Mason County Planning CommissiOn at its meeting April 21. The proposed mobile home park would be on five acres of property owned by Darrell Mikklethun. It is located between Parkwood and Woodland Manor, housing developments in the area. It is about half a mile from the " site of the new Shelton High School. Mikklethun's attorney John C. Ragan said it is intended to submit the proposal at the next Planning Commission meeting, which will be April 21 in the COUrt house. James Connolly, Mason County Regional Planning Director, said the county has an ordinance regulating the establishment of mobile home parks. The proposal has not yet been formally submitted to the Planning Commission, Connolly said. Three persons who were charged with assault as the result of scuffles with law enforcement officers appeared in Mason County Justice Court in the past week. Appearing in Justice Court Friday were brothers David Outland, Portland, and Claude Outland, Vancouver. They were involved in an incident with State Trooper Vern Giddings last week. They pleaded guilty to the charges. Giddings told the court he had been in his private car out of uniform when a car which turned out to be driven by David Outland pulled through a stop sign in front of him. He followed the vehicle, and, when it stopped a short time later at another stop sign, he got out of his car and went up to the vehicle identifying himself as a state trooper. The car driven by Claude Outland had pulled in behind his car, he stated, and a scuffle occured at the scene and both of the other vehicles were driven away. Officers later stopped both of the vehicles at different locations in Shelton. David Outland was fined $210, with $50 suspended on charges of having no valid operators license, using another person's operator's license, third degree assault, interferring with a public officer by giving false information and illegal possession and consumption of intoxicants. Claude Outland was fined $100 on a charge of third degree assault. Appearing in the nmnicipal division of Justice Court Monday was Paul A. Custer, Shelton, on charges of being drunk in public, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace and assaulting an officer. Police Patrollnan James Cross told the court he had answered a call about a fight at the Custer home, and, that while he was standing in the street talking to Custer's wife, Custer had came up to him and a scuffle occured. With the help of another officer, Cross said, Custer was placed in a patrol car and taken to the Police Station. Cross said when he and other officers attempted to get Custer out of the patrol car, Custer kicked him in the face breaking his glasses and making his nose bleed. Custer told the court he didn't remember much of what had happened. He was fined $210 and given 30 days in jail, suspended on condition he make restitution for getting Cross's glasses fixed and having two officers' uniforms cleaned. Bert L. Cole, Commissioner of Public Lands, announced Wednesday the requirements for burning permits have been suspended until May 1. Normally permits are required March 15 in western Washington and April 15 in eastern Washington. Due to the abnormally wet weather, burning permit requirements will be delayed until May 1. Fire fighting equipment requirements for industrial operations on forest land normally begin April 15, but are delayed until May 1 also. Although the weather outlook is favorable at this time, Cole warned that a sudden change may increase tile fire danger, making it necessary to put the requirements into effect prior to May 1. THIS YOUNG LADY reaches for her colored eggs after having them marked and receiving a dime for each at the Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt at Mt. View School grounds Sunday afternoon.