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April 22, 1971

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Three young men, one an escapee from the State Reformatory at Monroe, and the other two residents of the Purdy area, are being held in the Mason County Jail on charges of robbery. Robert Van Jackman, 23, Rt. 2, Box 409, Port Orchard, and John Thor Wood, 22, Rt. 2, Box 484, Port Orchard, were arrested at the Jackman residence the evening of April 14 by Mason and Pierce County Sheriff's Deputies. They were booked into Mason County Jail on the charges under $10,000 bail. Stanley Wayne Kropp, 23, an escapee from the Reformatory at Monroe, was arrested in Kitsap County by Kitsap and Pierce County deputies shortly before midnight Monday. He is being held without bail in the Mason County Jail. The arrests are the result of three incidents in the Allyn area the night of April 12 and the early morning hours of April 13. Richard Valley, Allyn, told officers three men had robbed him of $114 and taken other small items. The incident occured at the Valley residence. A second incident had occured at the Bill Austin residence in which Austin was beaten and an axe and a knife taken. Austin told officers he had no money at the time. In the third incident, a Mr. Schletty was robbed of about $1. Officers said there was vandalism to both the Austin and Schletty residences. The three suspects were tentatively identified after the incidents, officers said. Thursday, April 22, 1971 85th Year- Number 16 Published in Shelton, Wash. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wash. 98584, uader act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 227 W. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 2 Sections - 22 Paqes 10 Cents Per Copy OO earln rol roposal ule THREE STUDENTS FROM Eastern Washington State College were moving this 40 foot sail boat to Ellensburg this week. The boat was built in Vern Morgus' boat shop in the Arcadia area. The students, Pete Merrill, Belfair, and Bob Fisher and Dick Rosage, Ellensburg, have been working on the craft on weekends since early in January. They are taking the boat back to EIlensburg where they plan to finish the deck work and interior cabinet work. The boat was ready to pull out Monday morning for its trip over the mountains. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ queen for be held in the Mason rogress. !r queen are ,w, With an candidates Leen will from Sellers. The poise, Y and for queen Years of age, single, must own own horse and be able to ride and must be able to attend events in surrounding communities with her horse in promotional efforts for the Mason County Rodeo. The rodeo, which is a new addition to the fair this year, will be held with afternoon performances Aug. 21 and 22 at the Fair Grounds. Stock and equipment for the rodeo will be furnished by Dan Greene, Mabton. The rodeo here is approved by the Northwest Rodeo Association. Events which will be included are calf roping, cow milking, Brahma bull riding, barrell racing, bareback riding and bronc riding. Bill Brown is chairman of the rodeo for the Fair Association. Girls interested in applying for rodeo queen should fill out the following entry form and mail it to Bill Brown, Rt. 10, Box 210, Shelton, Wash., 98584 before May 1. Name Address Age Telephone No. Top Juniors r Gosta Nolen Per Gosta Nolen, 17, from Bramma, Sweden, will be the foreign student sponsored here for the next school year by the local American Field Services" Chapter. He will live with the Robert Brigh~rn family in Shelton. The youth was born in Stockholm. He is six feet, one inch tall, weighs 193 pounds and has blond hair. His parents are Karl and Ester Nolen. His father is a carpenter and his mother a mental nurse. According to his application, he has studied English seven years in school. He states in the application his favorite subjects are mathematics and English and that he is interested in football, basketball, hockey and volleyball. The local AFS chapter sponsors a foreign student for a stay here during each school year. The student lives with a local family and attends Shelton High School. The student for this school year is Hiroko Yokayama from Japan. Advisory Group Meets Monday The Shelton School District Citizens Advisory Committee will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in the Evergreen School Library for its April meeting. Susan Edson and Mike Connolly were named as the outstanding juniors at Shelton High School at the annual Junior Achievement Awards Banquet sponsored Friday night by Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 11, F and AM. The banquet honors the top five boys and top five girls in the SHS junior class each year. The top boy and top girl are announced at the banquet. Other girls who were in the top five were Peggy Smith, Susan Hamilton, Kathy Pill and Nancy Maranville. Other boys in the top five were Tom Brigham, Rick James, Jeff Okano and Mike Hays. Speaker for the program was Alden Jones, Tacoma, who talked about his impressions of the Far East in his travels as Director of Timberland Development Opportunities in the Far East for Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. He commented that English, or an accented version of it is spoken everywhere, that the people are generally poor, there is little concern for women, particularily in the rural areas and that wages are low and are often paid partly ill money and partly in food, clothing and other items. Musical entertainment was provided by Rev. Marvin Moe and Joe Lawson. The top ten juniors and the top two winners were announced by Alex E. Smith, worshipful master of the lodge. The dinner was prepared by Ken Frank and served by Rainbow girls and Jobies. The Seattle District, Army Corps of Engineers, has scheduled a public workshop for 7:30 p.m. May 6 in the Memorial Hall as a part of its study of flood control on the Shelton Creek Basin through the city of Shelton. The meeting is open to the public and is intended to give local residents an opportunity to express their ideas on the proposed work. The meeting will deal primarily with two alternatives proposedby the Corps in its studies so far. The first is to do nothing. The second, contemplates Federal cooperation for the purpose of flood control in the city's plan for street and drainage improvem ents. The proposal includes a debris catch basin in the vicinity of Laurel and Seventh Sts., an intake structure with flood control weir and one or two parallel underground conduits about 2,400 feet in length and an outlet structure into Goldsborough Creek. Some construction improvements in the present Shelton Creek Channel would be required between Laurel and Seventh and Oakland Bay. The flood control weir at Laurel and Seventh would intercept Shelton Creek Flood waters which exceed the present bank capacity of the creek. The flow would continue in Shelton Creek with only that water which it could not Group A team from the National Education Association committee which is making a statewide study of public schools in Washington State made a brief stop in the Shelton School District Tuesday. The group arrived here about 11:30 a.m. and talked to four or five teachers before leaving about noon. The study was requested by the Washington Education Association in the face of school levy failures in many areas and a decreasing proportion of state school financial support. accommodate being channeled away. The Corps, in its initial studies, considered several other ideas, but, all were rejected for one reason or another. This workshop will be the first by the Corps of Engineers in the Shelton area under its newly-instituted concept of maximum public involvement in the civil works planning process. A p u b lic brochure listing alternative means of meeting the city's objective of providing flood protection from Shelton Creek, including the alternative of doing nothing, will be discussed. The primary goal of the meeting is to obtain a representative cross-section of public comment on the alternatives. From views expressed by the public and interested agencies at the workshop, the Corps will prepare and again distribute a revised public brochure listing the alternative proposals with their pros and cons. The brochure will continue to be used throughout the study, with revisions prepared to include all comments before the final public meeting which will be held in Shelton at a later date. Augusta O. Portman Augusta :tJ Augusta O. Portman, 96, who came to the Mattock area in i 905 with her husband to homestead, died Saturday in Mason General Hospital. Mrs. Portman was born June 30, 1874 in Sweden and after coming to the U. S. lived in the East until 1905 when she and her husband, Giles and sons Carl and Dumont, came to Washington from Pennsylvania to homestead logged over stump land at Beeville near Matlock. She has lived on the land they homesteaded until the time of her death. Mrs. Portman was a member of the Matlock Grange for many years and was active in other community activities. Survivors include two sons, Carl, Matlock, and Dumont, Tacoma, one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Churchill, Shelton, seven grandchildren and 13 great_grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Batstone Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Robinson officiating. Burial was in Shelton Memorial Park. y Girl Kil In Car HONORED AS THE TOP juniors at Shelton High School at the dinner sponsored by the Masonic Lodge Friday night were Mike Connolly, left, and Susan Edson, right. Rebecca Ann Mikesell, seven months old, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mikesell, Quinault, was killed in a traffic accident near Aberdeen Monday. The little girl was the grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Deyette, Shelton. The grandparents said the little girl was a passenger in a car driven by her mother, the former Judy Deyette, when it hit a bridge on a dangerous curve near Aberdeen. The Deyettes said their daughter was hospitalized in Community Hospital in Aberdeen suffering a broken collar bone and severe cuts and bruises. Rebecca Ann was born Aug. 8, 1970 in Aberdeen. Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Mikesell, Quinault; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Deyette, Sbelton and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mikesell, Kelso and her great grandmother, Mrs. Edna Hunter, Sbelton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Edwards Catholic Church with Fr. Gabriel Donahoe officiating. Burial will be in Shelton Memorial Park under the direction of Batstone Funeral Home.