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May 13, 1971

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ii ,!ii~iiii All smiles following presentation of top state awards to Shelton High School drama department were, left to right: Dr. Paul Wadleigh, judge; Dean Tarrach, director; Dr. Kent Gallagher, judge; Julee Archer, best actress; Guy Hodge, best supporting actor, and Dan Nye, best actor. I' .... in The Shelton High School Drama Department came back from the Washington Association of Theatre Artists State Festival of Drama on the Washington State University campus with four of the five awards given at the event. The play, the department's production of "Peanuts", was awarded the trophy for the Best Play of 1971 at the festival. Julee Archer won the award as best actress in her role of Lucy. Dan Nye won the best actor award for his role of Snoopy and Guy ltodge received the,award for best supporting actor for his role as Schroeder. All three are seniors. The drama department plans a special showing on May 20. 1971, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reed Building. This will he a free show - however, there will be an area for donations for future drama projects if anyone cares to contribute. There will, however, be no charge for this performance. If the auditorium becomes overly full, another performance will be immediately scheduled for one hour later. Roosevelt High School in Seattle was the only other winner with Best supporting Actress. The other schools that participated were Columbia, West Valley, Pilchuck, Wenatchee, Kennewick, Holy Names (Spokane), East Bremerton, John F. Kennedy (Burien), Bainbridge Island, Roosevelt (Seattle), and Shelton. Each one of these schools was selected as a representative of their district. The eleven districts then go on to state competition at W.S.U. This marks the fifth year in a row that Shelton has gone to state, and the second year that they have won awards from this festival. More pictures on Page 19 ~vy for the improvement of the District. was Therefore, we are recommending Board in athat you place a 5 mill levy on the District ballot as soon as possible to Committee.finance: at the board 1. An administrator of rnght. curriculum, and add this C o rn m i t t e e person should be very strong ons and the in the Vocational Education September field. for the 2. A counselor for Jr. ttigh girls. if that 3. A music coordinator for the he fur~ds to Elementary Schools. 1971-72 4. A remedial reading teacher for the Elementary Schools. ,'d they Would 5. A modest increase, for advisement teachers, of salaries and fringe benefits to be somewhere close to the average received by the rest of the working classes of the Shelton-Mason County area and in line with our neighboring educators. We wish to thank you for your patience in receiving this recommendation. We were hoping for some favorable indication from our legislators, but have finally lost all hope for some action by them, andrealize to maintain our education system, we will have to turn to ourselves. John Richard, architect for the new Shelton High School, met to Putting the ballot for Two Sentenced For e June board Committee Having Marijuana ~ns, said: Advisory Two young men, who had last regularbeen charged with possession of P71, took upmarijuana, were sentenced by Judge (;Icnn Correa m Ma.~,on agreement County District Justice Court last levy is a week. Solving our Mark S. Ewing, 20, Rt. 10, Box 112, was fined $100 and is time to sentenced to six months "in the speak, and county jail. The jail sentence was e !n District suspended. The State Parole Board which had filed a detainer on Ewing at ntain the Your are to our for been are ot have means of the time of his arrest, cancelled the detainer and he was released from jail. Also appearing on a charge of possession of marijuana was Billy, Lee Boad, 18, Rt. 1, Box 80, Shelton. He was fined $100 and given a suspended three-month jail sentence. The two youths had been arrested in separate instances by local law enforcement officials. .rnrnittee ~.rities as in total, not narnittee,s ns for The Mason County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol arrested over the weekend several young people between the ages of 18 and 21 on possession or consumption of liquor charges. Most of the arrests were made in the vicinity of the Skokomish Indian Reservation. The youths were cited into District Justice Court and have all posted bail and have been released pending the court appearances. with the board to go over some of the changes which had been made in preparing the preliminary plans for submission to the State. He stated proposed changes, which had been developed after meetings with faculty representatives in the high school would add about 2,000 square feet to the structures. One change, he said, was to move the art department from a location in the resources center, where it was cramped, to the second floor of the shop building. Another addition was the addition of one wrestling bay in the field house. He said another change proposed was the moving the tennis courts closer to the other athletic facilities. This eliminated one baseball practice field, but, still allowed room for three physical education practice fields. Another change from the original plans was to change the places of the science and the home ec~mics-math buildings. T~s, he said, would allow the green house and space for animals in connection with the science building to be on the south side of the building which is better than the north side where they were originally put. The board agreed to have the buildings designed with a roof pitch steep enough to allow the use of shakes if the price difference was not too great. Richards said the intention was to have the preliminary plans in to the state by June 8, so they could be considered at the July State Board Meeting. The board set 8 p.m. May 25 as the date for the preliminary budget hearing. JQrnes onore Ir men ~lbrook Keep in ~OWn in Per man its later .office. in the Keep Washington Green movement for more than 25 years and started the Holbrook award during 1966 and 1967 when he was KWG president. Others who received the award were Emmit Aston, Omak; Robert DeLong, Tacoma, and John M. McClelland Jr., Longview. Attending the dinner, along with a number of Mason County people, were 1970 Forest Festival Queen Teresa Trimble, 1971 Festival Queen candidates Peggy Davis and Kathy Kelley and Paul Wittenberg, who portrays Paul Bunyan for the Festival. Speaker for the program was Rep. Julia Butler Hansen. She commented that in hearings before her appropriations sub committee, the appropriation for fire fighting was $93 million. She stated the past year was one of the worst in history for fire damage. The influx of tourists and campers who know little about fire prevention or dangers makes the job more difficult, the congresswoman stated. She stated that one fire caused by a camping group had burned 34,000 acres of timber. One way of helping the problem, she said, was to make sure there was enough money appropriated to provide facilities and campsites for those who are using the woods in increasing numbers. ? x,. 4~ MEMBERS OF THE Mason County Forest Festival court attended the Keep Washington Green Banquet in Olympia Friday night. Left to right are Teresa Trimble, 1970 Festival Queen; Paul Wittenberg who portrays Paul Bunyan; North Mason Queen Candidate Peggy Davis, Shelton High School Queen Candidate Kathy Kelley and Mrs. Edee Larson, chaperone for the court. Queen Candidates Wendy Erhart and Dee Williamson from Shelton High and Janice Springer from Mary M. Knight were unable to attend. Thursday, May 13, 1971 85th Year- Number 19 Published in Shelton, Wa. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wa. 98584, 3 Sections - 28 Pages under 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. 10 Cents Per Copy The Mason County Forest Festival activities kick off next week with the Queen's Banquet Tuesday night in Mt. View School Multi-Purpose Room at 7 p.m. One of the five candidates for queen will be announced and crowned as Forest Festival Queen Arguments on reduction of bail for four persons being held on criminal charges by Mason County authorities were heard in Superior Court Friday morning. Seeking reduction of the $10,000 bail for Robert Jackman, 23, and John Wood, 22, both of Port Orchard, was their court-appointed attorney Fred Gentry, Olympia. The two youths, along with Stanley Cropp, 23, are charged with three counts each of robbery and second degree assault in connection with three incidents in the Allyn area one evening last month. Gentry said he would not seek a bail reduction for Cropp, since Cropp is an escapee from the State Reformatory at Monroe. Gentry said Wood lives with his parents and was employed as a brush picker. He has no prior criminal record, Gentry said. Jackman had a previous conviction for grand larceny, Gentry said. and served a deferred sentence on the charge. He also lives in the Port Orchard area. Judge Frank Baker denied the during the program that night. The candidates are Dee Williamson, Kathy Kelley and Wendy Erhart, Shelton ttigh School; Peggy Davis, North Mason High School, and Janice Springer, Mary M. Knight High School. Forest Festival Poster Contest bail reduction motions for both defendants and both are being held in Mason County Jail. Appearing for identification and for arguments for reduction of bail were Billy Lee Williams, 32, and his wife, Francis Louise Williams, 22, of Grapeview. The couple was arrested earlier this month on a charge of robbery in which about $8,000 was taken from Miller's Department Store in Shelton. Williams told the court he had also used the names of William Lee Goldman and William L. Dunbar. He said his wife had been known as Francis Louise Goldman. Bail for both had originally been set at $25,000 each in Mason County District Justice Court. Judge Glenn Correa, at a hearing in Justice Court earlier in the week, reduced the bail on Mrs. Williams to $5,000 but refused to reduce the bail on Williams. The couple was represented at both bail reduction hearings by Shelton Attorney John C. Ragan. awards will be presented at the program. The presentation will be made by Robert Barstad, District Ranger for the Shelton Ranger District of the U. S. Forest Service, who was chairman of the poster contest this year. Entertainment will be Ragan said he was representing them on the bail reduction motion only. Ragan told the court the couple were building a new home in the Grapeview area and that the couple had two small children, a son, 3, and a daughter, three months. The children, he said, had been staying with friends in Seattle while their parents were in jail. The attorney stated Williams was out on bail in King County and Pierce County and that his wife had been released on personal recognizance from both of those counties. Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan opposed the bail reduction for Williams, commenting the information which had been requested on Williams criminal record had not yet been received. Judge Baker reduced Mrs. Williams' bail to $1,000 but, kept the bail for her husband at $25,0O0. Both posted bail later and were released. provided by the Shelton tligh School Music Department directed by Robert Miller and Bruce Moorehead. An added attraction for the Festival will be a free public performance by the Shelton High School l)rama Department of its prize-winning production of Peanuts. The performance will be given at 7:30 p.m. May 20 in the Reed Building Auditorium. If the crowd is too large to be handled ~tt one showing, a sectmd will be given that same night, according to Dean Tarrach, drama instructor. The Festival Association met last Thursday night to review plans for the event this year. It was reported the street decorations were up, that almost all available windows had been taken up for the window display contest and that other events were ready to go. Parade Chairman Darryl Cleveland reported the number of bands were down this year because several schools were unable to come because of levy failures in their districts last year. Button sales will be starting this weekend with the Z Club from Shelton ltigh School selling buttons on downtown streets Friday evening and Saturday. A group of band members from the Junior High School will assist by providing music to attract attention to the ticket selling effort. Tickets to the Queen's Banquet are available from a number of businesses in the city or from the Chamber of Commerce office in the PUD building. WILLIAM H. LARSON, left, president of the Keep Washington Green Association, presents a Stewart Holbrook award to Dave James, vice-president, public affairs, for Simpson Timber Co. during the KWG banquet Friday night. Seated is Rep. Julia Butler Hansen, who was speaker for the program.