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da LalBissoniere is fol- ther's footsteps, so-to-speak, in 'Czinal junior high school Forest of 1963. Back v 1945, Mrs. Los n Lois Gibler, was Queen of the Festival Mother and daughter .,Picture'of Queen Lois when a er snapped th s picture and Lin- Mother. you're more beau- Event tiful now than you were when you were queen." She'll get little argument on that observation. The first queen donned the royal robe and crown worn by today's reigning royality and found it substan- tially more luxurious than the accoutrements of her reign 19 years ago, Linda is the first dttughter of any former festival queen to become a princess. She is a ninth grade student at Hood Canal junior high, is 14 years old, and is a native daughter of Shelton, born here July 18, 1948. am Start Is Set xlellSive basis than become supervisor of the Exeep- d, the EXceptional Lional Foresters program, now 'eavra fr retaa'ded under the auspices of the Mason hrl^[ r launching county chapter of the Washington yng frustration Association for Retarded Children ( WARC }. dozen older HE WILL LIVE in a building I his care, on Lhc Shelton airport which has] been outfitted for the retarded children's program and direct day-[ eaL class instruction. His pupils will[ not live in the building as planned nected with under the original Exceptional[ ,Cried chil- Foresters program as outlined at I Shelton the founding of the organization I the Past two th:ee years ago, when an ambiti-I arts in- ous plan was visualized for train-J years ing older retaded children who I had received all the training avail-] able under the normal programs I and would revert back to becom- his teach- ing family burdens without op- s schoo] to Continued on page 5) Concert/s Friday il Smedvig and hs son, Rolf, will be High School Band and Choir Concert in at 8 p.m. Friday. Smedvig will be , 10, will present a trumpet solo. Smedvig -incoln High School in Seattle. The band =set of both otassloal and roodr= mu=l, Follow Accident Saturday Night Billy R. Turner. Sh'etton, faces charges of driving while intoxi- cated and negligent driving as the result of a head-on collision be- tween his car and another near the Mill Creek bridge on Highway 101 Saturday night, Turner was arrested by State Trooper Stan Shushak after the accident. He posted $150 bail at Mason County Jail. Turner's vehicle and one driven by Roy Veest, helton. collided when Turner made a left-hand turn in front of the other vehicle, the State Patrol said. Turner was treated for cuts and bruises at ShelLon General Hospz- tal and released. Passengers in the West car were Jack Barnes, Floyd Barnes, Shel- by West and Jeff Barnes. Floyd Barnes suffered an injury to his ankle and all of the. others except Jeff Barnes suffered cuts and bruises. Jeff was uninjured. The accident happened about 7:55 p,m. SatUrday. Work Party/s P/anned For New Fair Buildings The buildings for the new Ma- son County Fair Grounds are tak- ing shape, with the work party last weekend completing more of the first building and another scheduled for this coming Satur- day and Sunday. The poles ad the roof trusses have been completed for the first building and the sheet metal has been put up on two sides. The seccnd building has been started with the poles for it set. Work planned for the work par- ties this weekend is the installa- tion of move metal sheeting and roofing on the main building and on the frame for the second. The work parties arc from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and all willing hands are welcome. .m u [ _ Early Journal Deadline For The Next Two Weeks "The Journal will be distri- buted on wednesday instead of Thursday for the next two weeks, for Forest Festival and for the Memorial Day holiday. Copy and advertising dead- lines will be advanced one day for the early publications. 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore The Festival Association wl] have its last general meeting for Thursday, May 16, 1963 ccmmfittee members and board 77th YEAR No. 20 nlembers aL 8 prin. today in the bui]ding.Cnference Roorh of the PUD Bids On New Queen Marilyn Hughes and her court along with a delegation of about 40 Kiwanians and wives Mary Kflight visited Olympia Monday on the annual boat trip to that city to promote the Festival. The trip was made on Roy Kimbel's yacht., "Flamingo. In-. cluded in the itinerary was a viMt to the Olympia Kiwanis Club and a visit by the Royal Court to the , governor's office in the State Capitol. TIlE BIG EVENT will start off with the Queen's Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mt. View School Auditorium. Queen's Banquet tickets will be available only at the door after Tuesday, chairman Orval Anderson said yesterday. All unsold ducats will be picked up from the sales point around toum Tuesday afternoon in order to give the banquet committee a chance to see where it stands in relation to the 300 places to which the banquet is limited. IF ALL 300 TICKETS are sold by Tuesday's pick-up time then none will be available at the door. Anderson said. The banquet is the first event on the 1963 Forest Festival pro- gram and will be held in the Mt. View school Thursday night next week at 6:30 p.m Dave James will be principal speaker for the program, which will feature the coronation of Queen Marilyn Hughes as sovereign ruler of the 19th annual Mason County Forest Festival. Friday night at 8 p.m. the Jay- cee-sponsored Fun Night will be held in the Junior High Auditor- ium with local and outside talent putting on the program. Admission to all events will be by Forest Festival Buttons which are now on sale at many local business establishments and from nembers of several organizations. Saturday starts off with the Kiddies Parade at 10 a.m follow- ed by the Paul Bunyan Parade at 10:30 a.m. Kiddies Parade appiications and reeose forms for parents to sign have been distributed to all schools in the county. JUDGING WILl_ BE in szx classifications, anima1, bicycles, tricycleu, c6tumes ned clowns, floats and miscellaneous. Special prizes will be offered for the best entry depicting the Keep Washington Green theme and the best costumed old-time logger. Entry forms must be mailed to Mrs. Frank Kokett, 1023 Turner .in the parade. ..... ' --; The old loggers, who are being honored this year. will be in the Paul Bunyan Parade. along with the usual assortment of attractive floats and other entries. Both parades start at Seventh Street, go down Railroad Avenue to First Street, one block south to Cots Street and back Lo Seventh where the parade breaks up. The final even of the three-day event will be the Logger's Sport Show at Loop Field at 2 p.m. Sat- urday. Oily Delays Action On Gas Ordinance The Shelton City Commission Tuesday voted to delay the second reading on a proposed ordinance regulating the installation of natu- ral gas so that additional suggest- ed ammendments can be included. Street Superintendent Bob Tem- ple reported the clean-up weel had been held last week. Striping of the streets is in progress. The city discussed wori to be done on Pine Street between Third and Fourth Streets and on the sidewalk along Kneeland Park. Knight School at Matlock will probably start in about two or three weeks, follow;ng the accep- tance Of the low bids on the con- struction by the school board Tuesday night. LOW BIDDER ON THE gener- al construction was Gurr and Son, Raymond, $112,263 on the plumbing, Pease and Son Tacoma, $4].,900 and E and L Electric, Centralia. electrical $22.600. All of these bids may be reduced somewhat when the board decides which of the alternates to accept from a list of several in each contract, Eugene French. school superintendent, said. French said contracts should be signed within about a week and it is hoped to get work started with- in about a week after signing ot the contracts. THERE WERE 10 bidders on the general contract seven on the plumbing and eight on the elec- trical, French said. The bids were lower than ex- pected and the board was very satisfied with the bids received, French said. School Board Opens Bids On New Bus The .Shelton Schhool Board Tuesday night opened bids on a new 61-passenger school bus for the district, and then voted to de- lay action on. the bids until a clearer picture of the district's fi- nances for the coming year can be obtained. Supt. R. W. Oltman explained that the bids had been called for before the district was aware it would get about $20,000 less m state funds for the 1963-64 school year urider appropriations from the recent state legislature  The 1):avd  plans ,to. havens .-, Cihion on whether" :or n0 :It :can purchase a bus by the end of the month. Bids were received from Kim- bel Motors and Jim Pauley Inc., both o Shelton, The board set a fee of $10 for driver training under the new plan for the course adopted last mouth. An attempt will be made to find someone, nota classroom teacher, to teach the course so it can be offered to more students and can be expanded to comply with insurance company regula- tions to get reduced rates for young drivers. The board plans a special noon meeting June 3 to go over plan for the kitchen to be installed in the Irene S. Reed building thi summer so bids can be called for to get the work started as soon as possible. The contracts of five new teach- ers. Byron Deffinbaugh, Joan Mac- Williams. Genevieve Hughes, Ruth Koenig and Warren C. Johnson were approved by the board. A representative of the non-cer- tified school district employees presented the board with informa- tion on pay rates in other com- parable districts for the board to study. Readers To Find Clues, Win Prizes/n New Journal Contest If you enjoy working with clues a conclusion would be inaccurate and/or geLLing better acquainted in this case also. with your friends and neighbors, your favorite "dish" will be serv- ed up in the Journal begimling May 23. You won't need a gun or be willing to travel-this is strictly arm-chair detective work The mysteries to be solved will be right herc in Mason County and vicinity. So make a reservation for your favorite arm-chair on May 23, ad gcL set for a wits-matching contest between your detective skills and our best efforts to out- wit those skills. Together we can flex your mental na,u:cles over a game called "Who's Who in Mason County" which will start on the 23rd of May It will be explained fully in tha issue, but hcre's a little "sneak preview" of the family fun game that has won more "fans" than any other feature offered in week- ly publications. You will start by looking oez ' a. group ,)f small ads under the title "\\;ho's Who in Mason Coun- ty". As you glance through these ads, you will observe some words. letters, numbers or phrases that don't quite "fit" the rest of the ad. Your first reaction (without this previous warning) MIGHT be that we iad had something stronger than weak tea afhe time those ads were set in type. SUEh a conclusion would, of COUrse, be unfair and unjust. AoC e tually printers DON t drink n than other people (iT jusT Shows UP mORe in RInT) Azld such P Or you might think those things that don't "fit" in the ad copy are mistakes. But our readers all know that we don't mock mistrakes; so thatpossibility is out also-- Actually, those odd things that don't "fit" will be clues clues Lo the identity of some man or wo- man in Mason County who has been selected as the mystery per- sonality of the week (Mr. and Mrs. Who's Who to you). So they are chins so what? So this--if you can do a real Mike Hammer job of sleuthing out the clues, you MAY wind up with some highly desirable prizes. What kind of prizes? What kind?---the kind that- ]. Arc green in color 2. Make a cmnkly sound when wrinkled 3. Are lint everything (but way ahead of whatever is in second place). %Vc were planning to give you more inforntation, but deadline is approaching faster than we intended for it to - and about all we have Lime Lo add is that this program (according to word from other publishers) is immensely popular with their readers. Part- ly, \\;re umlerstand, because of the prizes. But mainly because it is so much downright fun for the whole family that everybody looks forwaxd to the next issue, and the one after that. So make a date to play "Who's Who in Mason County" beginning in the May 23 issue of the Sh61- ton-Mason County Journal. Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington Entered as se(n]d class matter at lh , post offim, at Shelh)n. %rashington under Act of March S. 1879. Pub iished weekly at 227 West Cots. 20 Pages -- 3 Sections i.0 Cents per Copy Simpson Plywood Plant Gets Feet Top Awards For 00;afety Safest in the nation, ference award for the lowes ac- pic employees. They were repre- That's the title worn proudly cident frequency in the pljzooa sented y the plant safety com, today by employees of Simpson industry. Timber Company's Olympic Ply- 3. Douglas Fir Plywood Assn. wood Plant in Shelton By work- ihdustry award. ing throughout 1962 without a 4. Simpson Safety Engineer's time loss injury the 125 Olympm [trophy, emblematic as the sa:est employees earned the followmg lSimpson operation in VVashington awards: , and Oregon. I. National Safety Council Trophies accompanying the award of honor as the safest ply- awards were presented ue.-day wood plant in the nation, i night at a dinner given by he 2. Forest Products Safety Con- Company in honor of the (::yrn- Two Meson County Men Die in Trattk Crashes Two one-car accidents which crossed back to the left side oI happened within about three hours I the road and ove:'tm-ned pinning of each other last Thursday night the victim inside for a time. clahned the lives of two Mason Both accidents were investiga- County men. ted by State Trooper Pete Arlin, Lee Johns. 26, died shortly after Sheriff Sam Clark and Chief Dep- an accident on Highway 101 just uty Wally Anderson. north of the intersection of High- Funeral services were held for way 21 about 11:25 p.m. Thurs- Mr. Johns in the Shaker Church day. He was a passenger in a car in the Skokomish Valley with driven by his wife, Betty, 19. Bishop HorLon Capoeman of the Rollyn Kjelhnan. 47, Matlock. Shaker Church officiating. Burial died in King County hospital in was in Enatai Cemetery. He was born Feb. 29, '193, in Spruce Or- Seattle Saturday after being i chard. transferred from Shelton General Hospital where he was taken af- SURVIVORS  N C L UDE his ter his car left the road about 3% wife, Betty and two sons at home; miles west of Shelton on the Mat- three brothers Steven Ray and lock Road about 2:15 a.m. Fri- Benjamin, Shelton two sisters. day. Virginia Hicks. Laeey, and Lillian Francis Peterson Shelton. a Cagey, Shelton, and one half-sis- passenger in the Johns car, is in ter Mable Jones, Sedro Wooley. Shelton General Hospital where he Funeral services for Mr. Kjell: is being treated for injuries, man will be held at 10 a.m. Fri- The Johns car was northbound lday in "White Center Funeral on Highway 101, ran off the road ] Home, Seattle. Burial will be in on the right side and hit a tree, [ Seattle. the State Patrol said. Survivors include two brothers, THE KJELLMAN CAR was 'Fred, Widbey lsland, and Carroll. west bound on the Matlock Road XYalla Wa]la, a sister, Mrs. Harold when it ran off the road on the Johnson, Wishaka. and one sister right side of 'a left-hand curve, and his mother'in Soap Lake. mittee corn posed of Ionara Speece, Paul Challender, Robert Kangas, Tom Skillman. Vern Chambers, Don Johnson William Kytta. John Rice, Darrell Sparks, Arnold Livingston and Bob Cam- erol, John Stentz, personnel manager- northwest, presented the engineer award to Jim Gilliland plant man- ager dt rig the first 10 months ot 1962, =:-] Fred Daugherty, present plaaat manager. Howard Curtis, general safety supervisor, presented the Forest Products Safety Council awaro and the National Safety Council award to Arnold Livingston, busi- ness agent for Local 3-317, the union at the plant. The Douglas Fir Plywood As- sociation award will be presented at the associatic annual meeting in Oregon in June. Also speaking at the dinner was Gordon-:lohnson, from the State Department of Labor and Indus- tries. The no time loss injury record actually stretches further than the 12 months of 1962. The last incident was Nov. 13, 1961, so; the plmt actually has a record of about 18 months without a time loss injury. Burglars Get- $70 In Break.In A!-Manleys Burglar% took about $70 in change from two pin bali ma- chines and a cigarette machie in Manley's Fountain Lnnch, it was reported to Sheltox Police. Police said entry was apparently gained through a ventilator on the ")f of the building. The brea.k-in was dLseovered Saturday morning by owner Jack Manley. Some cigarettes may have heel1 taken also, he said although it would be hard to determino. Studem ScbneFair "" ::: " ': i "- 'I Te A trend SEE ATOM SMASHERStudent finalists at the 1963 National Science Fair being held in Albu- querque view the target end of a Cockc roft- Walton accelerator (atom smasher) during one of four days of tours of the University of California's Los Alamos, N. M. Scientific Laboratory. These and scores of other students visited the Los Alamos Miss Reta Loundermilk, chem- were seen some of the particle ac- isLry teacher at Irene S. Reed high tolerators used as research tools school and Virginia Freeman. ISR by the scientists of the Laboratory sophomore, returned recently from as w.ell as some of the devices be- the National Science Fair at A1- ing used in an attempt te ring buquerque, N.M., where Miss Free- about nuclear fusion for the gen- man's exhibit was entered in the eration of thermonnclear power. Science Fair. [ Another outstanding tonr She had won the honor of en- through the Sandta Corporation ln- tering her exhibit it/ the national [ stallation for nuclear weapons re- event by wiming the girl's divis-  search and development. The anal- ion at the Puget Sound Science]ytica 1 chemistry laboratory there Fair in Tacoma last month.  is believed to be the most complet- Following are Miss Loudermilk's I ely equipped in Lhe world. In the observations on the trip: [ field, the nuclear r6actors could * * * {be seen as well am some of the 15 3, Ret Loudermilk I testing devices, centri.fuge aock Scientists in tee-shirts and pony ] devices, rocket sled. and others. tails tool( over the New Mexico t OTHER TOUR were through Statq Fair Coliseum May 6, as ex- Kirtland Air Force Base, which hibits in the 1963 National Sci-[conducts virtually all Air Force once Fair-International began go-lnuclea r research and development ing up. l including studies of space radia- Armed with paint brushes. Lion, nuclear eI:fects on things and thumb tacks, masking tape, and people at all altitudes, nnclear pro- yards of wiring, finalists from all pulsion and power systems, and over the United States and some delivery of nuclear weapons by air- foreign countries moved among I craft and by missiles. , and the crate and tables to set up 411  I)vclaee Fourtdation, which has exhibits. The atnmsplere was pioneered in the science of radio- tense as participants sought to active isotopes for the treatment meet the 6 p.m. May 7 deadline. I f diseases and works closely Thus began a reek of speeches, i with government, agencies in an scminars, and scientific activities I effort to promotc Lhe peaceful use which drew scientists, students, of the atom and its by-products. and teachers from every state in Dr. Glenn T Seab0rg, Ehahhnan the union and a number of foreign ] of the U.S. Atomic Energy Corn- countries. ' mission, delivered the key address, Among the mos popular tours l"The Creative Scientist--His Trai- was the tour througt the Los At- ning and his Role", the evening of amos Scientific Laboratory, Here lMay 7, Dr. Seaborg told the fin- Physics building, the Health tory, and the Sherwood facility carried on in controlled thermonuclear left: Norman Ahlquist, Seattle; Ter Arvid, Calif.; John Braislin, Lace) Freeman, Shelton. alists present that they shout& make final decision in the mid or late undergraduate years a t whether to iecome a scienlia, pointing oui that. there is pleat of roon for those who are not  u erior--that there is a large volume of work for well trained scientists of modest endowment, LaLer in the week Admiral H. G. Riekover spoke on "The Talented Mind--Opportunity and Obliga- tion." Dr. Werner Yon Braun, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight, (Continued on page 4) Pioneer School Loses Most Of IIs Teachers PIONEER  Special)-B:a.on Def- finbaugh, principal of the Pioneer SchooI District an dthree .of the other four teachers l]ave resign- ed. The district school hoard ac- cepted their resignations 2Mesday evening. Ermine Page, third and fourth grade teacher, is the only remain- ing member of the faculty to he returning, next yeai.:.ealers be- sides Deffinbaugh regning we Warren Johnson, Gay(e Calam and Selma Solheim. 21i ex( e Miss Selheim have aEcepted te c ing positions in other Man CUn- ty Schools. Miss Solheim has not announeed her plans for the com- ing year.