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May 6, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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W. E. (Bill) WHITNEY will be honored by the Shelton Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at its annual show this year. Je rml received any comments or objections that Corps they may have to the proposed Pacific work. The decision as to whether elephone a permit will be issued will be :rnent of thebased on an evaluation of the ertain Work in impact of the proposed work on near Shelton.the public interest. Factors installation of ffecting the public interest Ible a across include, but are not limited to, the Agate navigation, fish and wildlife, P h o n e water quality, economics, conservation, aesthetics, attics, are recreation, water supply, flood m writing, damage prevention, ecosystems, and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people. Comments on these factors will be accepted and made part of the record and will be considered in determining whether it would be in the best public interest to grant a permit. Replies to this notice should be mailed to reach the Seattle Corps office not later than June 1 to insure consideration. roup onors W. E. (Bill) Whitney, well known Olympic peninsula rhododendron hybridizer will be honored this Mother's Day weekend at the annual rhododendron show of the Shelton Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. As in the past, the show will be held in the court of the Simpson Timber Company office building at Third and Franklin. nry Group Friends of the Library will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Timberland's Belfair Branch with an Open House, a Membership Drive, and a new fund raising project. The Open House, set for May 14 and 15, is also by way of inviting the public to view the newly tiled and somewhat enlarged quarters in the back of McKnight's TV shop. "We could now use an appropriate table," said Elizabeth Gatlin, Librarian. "Potential donors could call me at CR 5-6564 for specifications." The 1971 Membership Drive will begin this week. Sale of a 1972 Calendar featuring Belfair area artists is expected to begin in June, the month the library actually began checking out books five years ago. Money derived from memberships and other projects is used to rent space and to provide basic furniture for the branch; to conduct related projects, such as the monthly family film night at the New Elementary School; and to build a reserve for expansion. Six types of memberships are offered. Individuals may join for $1; families for $3; and businesses and organizations for $5. A Donor membership is $10; Sustaining, $15; and Patron, $25 or over. Memberships may be obtained at the Open House, the film nights, from Mrs. Gatlin during regular library hours, and by writing to Friends of the Library Box 16 l, Belfair, Wash. 98528. Hours for the Open House will be noon to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to I p.m. Saturday, the regular library hours. A large color portrait of Whitney by Dean Palmer will be on display, and will be presented later to Whitney. Flowers of all the named and unnamed Whitney hybrids now in the trade will be shown, as well as those of many unnamed varieties not yet introduced. In addition, plants and trusses of all kinds of rhododendrons will be on hand with displays of propagation by seed and cuttings. If you have an unknown plant, bring down a truss and members will try to identify it for you. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both May 8 and 9. The show is open to the public. Whitney is known in countries all over the world for his outstanding hybrid rhododendrons. He has become well known in the Puget Sound - Olympic Peninsula area for his beautiful place at Brinnon near the mouth of the Dosewallips River on Hood Canal where he lived from 1959 to 1970. Whitney w~Lborn Dec. 20, 1894 near Mt. Verno~.and lived in the Camas area from 1927 to 1959. His wife, Fay Whitney, likes to tell how he got started in rhododendrons by spending the $50 they had saved to paper the dining room on rhododendrons in 1930. Since that time he has raised many thousands of rhododendrons, and has made hundreds of crosses. Bill is known to his friends as a perfectionist who discards hundreds of crosses before selecting a plant worthy of naming and introducing to the trade. When the Whitneys moved from Camas to Brinnon in 1959, it took a whole year to transplant his collection of rhododendrons, many of them 30 year old plants. Several of these may now be seen in Shelton's Callanan Park, a gift from Whitney. Some of the better known Whitney crosses are Anna Rose Whitney, named for Mr. Whitney's mother, Virginia Richards, Honeymoon, Peekaboo, Ruby Hart, Snow Cap, and Fayetta (for Mrs Whitney and Mr. Whitney's sister Etta). Several more are soon to be released. Whitney is a charter member of the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and has been active in the Shelton Chapter for the past several years. In 1964 he was named Man of the Year in Horticulture by the Women's Federation of Garden Clubs in Washington. Last year the Whitneys sold their place at Brinnon to the George Sathers, and are building a new home on the Toandas Peninsula where Whitney will continue to hybridize and follow the progress of several hundred choice seedlings. The Whitneys have been married for 51 years, and Shelton rhododendron fans salute them and wish them many more years of successful hybridizing. TO ACT without clear understanding, to form habits without investigation, to follow a path all one's life without knowing where it really leads - such is the behavior of the multitude. Mencius Insurance Poor? Spending too much on your insurance? 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