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May 6, 1971

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] THE CENTER OF ATTRACTION is little Dawn Stephens, delivered by her daddy on April 26. Pictured with her are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stephens, and her brothers, Lyle, left, and Dwayne. may d set by the March 8, his er on tile tthroom at it Asks 7:20 a.m. on April 26. Ruby Stephens awakened her husband at 6:30 in the morning and they discussed the light-although-frequent pains she was experiencing. Mrs. Stephens insisted that her cramps were not sufficiently severe for labor pains, and considered them due to a mild digestive disturbance. However, husband Gary wasn't convinced. While Ruby headed for the bathroom, he telephoned the doctor; but before his call was completed an urgent cry from his wife caused him to drop the phone and rush to her assistance. "I didn't even have to spank the baby," he marveled. "She took one look around and started crying beforeshe was completely born." Gary bundled mother and daughter in blankets and rushed them to the McCleary Hospital where they remained for two and home to have a suit for tement of tgainst Mr. by their Harry m the been was in rues With from Presently the be in the Year fred at to ncan Call genaents Kerr. In a suit filed in Mason County Superior Court last week, Mr. and Mrs. Kerr are asking for $1,000 in special and $10,000 in general damages and a court order enjoining the Nicklaus family from interfering with their rights to the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their home and surrounding premises. In the suit the Kerrs state they have owned their property since 1932 and that on or about the 26th day of December, 1967 Mr. and Mrs. Nicklaus have permitted their children and their friends to organize and operate a rock and roll band upon the premises of the defendants and to broadcast the resultant music and noise in such volume and frequency as to /prevent the plaintiffs from sleeping or resting because of the banging of drums and other noisy instruments in the defendant's house and yard. The Kerrs state that Harry Kerr has been called upon to consult with a physician regarding his nervousness and aggravation of a serious health problem and aggravation of a cardiovascular condition previously incurred and in the opinion of the physician, days. "They were just fine," Gary declared, "but I needed the two days to quit shaking and get back to normal." Gary Stephens, born and raised in Shetton, is employed in the Simpson Veneer Plant, and he, his wife, two sons and new six pound, 14 ounce baby daughter Dawn, live in a home on Deer Creek. Ron Kunkie, who by some strange coincidence is a friend of the family, has promised to relinquish to Gary his honorary physician's degree. Tickets For Banquet On le Tickets for the Forest Festival Queen's Banquet, which is sponsored by the Shelton Chamber of Commerce, are now on sale at a number of local businesses. The tickets are $3.25 each. They are on sale at Capital of plaintiff has lost his emotional Savings and Loan, Seattle First fall stability and is in serious danger National Bank, Thurston County SChool of complete nervous break down. Savings and Loan, Lumbermem's, The $1,000 specialdamagesls Simpson Timber Co, ITT before asked for doctor bills, cost at Rayonier, PUD 3, Rata" -" ,If fortravel and rental of temporary Shelton School Suvc,ntenaent,stfY ~lUO, Sept. quarters by Mr. and Mrs. Kerr an Office, Chamber of Commerce te first for loss of rents from a cabin they office, Floyd Powell at the ~e the spiral h~V:h ;:n their property from Washington Corrections Center becaus ters have moved out Simpson Employees Federai e of the noise. Credit Union, Mason County -'an be The $10,000 general damages Federal Credit U-~ ...... ~, -,,- ~nu ruget three is asked for the mental and Sound National Bank. physical anguish they have The Queen's Banquet will be suffered. May 18 in the Mr. View School The suit was filed by Trena multi-purpose room. Belsito Worthington, Olympia The name of the Forest attorney who represents Mr. and Festival Queen will be revealed Mr~ Kerr. during the program. A Grapeview couple, who were arrested by Shelton Police and Mason County Sheriff's Deputies a short time after about $8,000 was taken from Miller's Department Store, have been charged with grand larceny. Billy Lee Williams, 32, Box 94, Grapeview, appeared in Mason County Justice Court Wednesday afternoon on a motion for reduction of his bail from the $25,000 it is set at now. Williams told District Justice Court Judge Glenn Correa his true name was Billy Lee Williams, but, that he was also known as William This information was relayed to Police who immediately broadcast it to other law enforcement agencies. A few minutes later, Mason County Deputy Sheriff G. L. Gulbranson radioed he was right behind the vehicle described and in pursuit. The vehicle, officers said, turned onto a gravel road toward the Capitol Hill area just beyond Gott Oil Co. oil Highway 3. The couple was arrested in a wooded area near Capitol Hill and Shelton City Jail until Tuesday the money recovered, officers : when he was taken to the Mason said. County Jail. The arrest came shortly after Mrs. Williams was taken to 7 p.m. Friday. ~Thurston County Jail and held in Williams was held in the the women's quarters there. Lee Goldman and William L. Dunbar. Arrested with Williams was his wife, Frances Louise Williams, about 28. She did not appear for the bail reduction hearing since she is being held in jail in Thurston County. Judge Correa, on a motion by Shelton Attorney John C. Ragan, reduced the bail for Mrs. Williams from $25,000 to $5,000. Ragan represented the couple in the bail reduction hearing. The attorney told the court the couple have a four-month old daughter and a three-year old son who have been with friends since their parents arrest Friday evening. Ragan told the court Williams is out on bail bond on cb,arges of petit larceny in King Cot~nty and grand larceny in Pierce County. Mrs. Williams was released on personal recognizance in both of those counties, Ragan said. Mrs. Williams is also known as Frances Louise G~ldman and Frances Louis~ Jennings, according to Vrosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan. McClanahan told the justice court he was planning to bind both cases over to Superior Court and have the couple appear Friday for identification. Judge Correa stated that since the cases were going to be handled in Superior Court, he would not reduce the bail for Williams, but, would reduce Mrs. Williams' bail to $5,000. The chase which lead to the arrest of the couple started when Shelton Police received a call from Miller's stating a couple had just left the store after diverting a cashier's attention and taking about $8,000 from the cash register. Officers were told Ran Elledge, manager of the store, attempted to stop the couple as they left, but, was unable to do SO. He obtained a description of the vehicle in which they left the scene along with its license number. Thursday, May 6, 1971 85th Year -- Number 18 Published in Shetton, Wash. Enteredas second class matter at the post officeat Shelton, Wash. 98584, ulQder 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. 3 Sections- 24 Pages 10 Cents Per Copy Larry Olli Jerry Mann Gail HasBrouck Dan Nye en Gro ion Larry Olli, Gail HasBrouck, Dan Nye and Jerry Mann have been named as speakers for the Shelton High School Graduation Exercises next month. Olli is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Olli, Shelton. His school activities include German Club, Science Club, ASB President, football, baseketball, track, Honor Society, band and stage band. Olli, who was chosen by the high school faculty, will attend the University of Puget Sound this fall. Miss HasBrouck is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George HasBrouck. Her school activities include Honor Society, Z Club president, and Pep Club vice-president. She is a student member of the Shetton School District Citizen's Advisory Committee. Nye is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Nye, Shelton. He was an exchange student Three young Kitsap County men, who are charged with three counts each of robbery and second degree assault, appeared in Mason County Superior Court Friday for identification. The three are Stanley Kropp, John T. Wood and Robert Jackman. The incidents on which the charges are based occured in the Allyn area, all in one evening last month. Fred Gentry, Olympia peakers to Norway under the American Field Service Americans Abroad program last year. He is a student representative on the Shelton School District Citizen's Advisory Committee. Nye states he is interested in working toward a Youth Center ame in Shelton and increasing lines of communications between opposing factions. He has also been active in drama in school. Mann is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Mann, Shelton. SSQU attorney, was appointed to represent the three youths. A rraignment of William Morris, 28, Shelton was set over one week. Morris is charged with four counts of first degree assault in connection with an incident in which a truck was driven into the corner of his wife's parents home last November. A motion from Gerald Whitcomb, attorney for Steven Selby and Peter Stroem, asking for additional information concerning the chargesagainst them was settled when Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan told the court he would provide the information requested to the extent to which he had it. A 16-year-old youth who appeared in juvenile court on a charge of burglary, was put on a six-month probation. The Shelton City Commission, at its meeting Tuesday, rejected a request from the Eagles Lodge for use of Callanan Park for overnight camping facilities during a youth convention it is sponsoring here May 15 and 16. The commission had received the request verbally two weeks ago from Ray Marrs, chairman of the project for the Eagles, and at that time had asked the request be presented in writing. Marrs sent a letter to the commission, which was read at the meeting Tuesday, asking for the use of the park. He stated all units which would use the park were self contained and would require no other facilities. The commission stated it had studied the request, and, had decided on a policy which would block on either side of Highway 101 in the Mt. View area from D St. to I St. on one side and C St. to I St. on the other which adjoin the present commercial areas which border the highway be established as high density residential to provide an eventual buffer zone between the commercial area and residential areas beyond them. They recommended the proposed area for a county-city building should not be in the Goldsborough Creek area as proposed in the comprehensive plan, but, that the existing city and county property be considered for a potential county-city complex. The planning commission commented the area south of Grove St., north of Goldsborough Creek, west of Cookston St. and permit no overnight camping ineast of 7th St. will vary, but, will the city parks, eventually become an R3 area. A major factor in the decision was the lack of facilities for overnight camping. The commission commented while the Eagles group would have self-contained camping units, others who might want to use the park in the future might not, and this would creat a problem. On the recommendation of Fire Chief Allan Nevitt, Ed Roller was appointed to the Fire Department on a permanent basis, having completed his six months probationary period. Street Supt. Robert Temple reported the city had received the new truck and Police Chief Frank The commission set May 18 at Rains reported his department 7d3oOtP: offOt:e hearing on the had received its new patrol car. Inn th comprehensive p e city has had prepared. The action came after a letter Tribe was received from the city oauaxln planning commission outlining its views on the plan. Gets Grant eco m% ,0 nn,n. of t.0 ma "'e u e the present zoning p 0 s d with recommended Bureau of Indian Affairs to the expansions of the various areas as Squaxin Indian Tribe for the seen fit. Construction of a community T h e y r e c o m m e n d t h e water distribution system on the expansion of the business district Squaxin Island Reservation has west on Railroad Ave. one block been approved, Rep. Julia Butler on each side, to I lth St. on the Hansen announced this week. north and lOth St. on the south.Contractor for the project is B They also recommend the half and G Construction, Auburn. SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL ECOLOGY CLUB members collecting cans for recycling are, left to right, Alan Skare, Lark Hamlin, Alan Harding, Dan Bolender, Jerry Smith, Mark Hatch, Len Morris and Nancy Ewart. Containers were donated by ITT Rayonier, Inc. and placed in space provided by the Family Market on their parking lot. The public is asked to deposit therein flattened cans, rinsed, with labels removed, which will be taken to Continental Can Co. in Olympia for recycling. Active in the project but not pictured is Wendy Webb ........