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PAGE 20 gEELTON---MA 0N COUNTY JOURNAL-- Published tn "Chri. t,Tn. to?v% U.g.A.", ghelton, Wa hingtort / r MARY SMI IH Compiling scrapbooks is onl.~ one of Mary Smith's many hobbies. I?,orn Jan. 1 in the same year Washington became a state, Mrs. Smith ha:~ appropriately kept a serapbool~ showing the~ tdstory of Wa shington's statehood. "I just love scrapbooks," says :Mrs. Smith, who is currently working on scrapbooks of John F. Now In Shelton KIRBY VAGUUM Sales & Service free demonstration in your home Service on all makes Phone Anylime Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. She also has amflss(,d a complete record of her family tree and its history, Mrs. Smith is an avid reek col- lector and has collected rock spec- imens from ahnost all of the Un- ited State,q, from Hawaii to In- diana, and Texas. She recaJls that whihl returning from back cast on a car trip with her husband some fellow travelers remarked on how smoothly their ear had taken the rougtl roads. When questioned about this, her husband merely opened the trunk and showed them all the rocks stm had collected. USING SOME of her smaller reeks Mrs. Smith decorates boxes all(] cover's wooden items, such as the birdhouse she is presently dec- orating. She also has a collection of shells and several different pot- ted plants. Mrs. Smith was born in Kamil- che and went to school at the Oy- ster Bay Grade School. Her par- eni:s were Joseph B. and Margaret tlurley Durand. Durand worked as an independ- ent, or "type" logger in the Shel- ton area. Mrs. Smith, along with her four brothers and two sisters, lived on their parent's farm about a mile and a half from Kamilche. In June, 1910, she was married in Olympia to William R. Smith. Smith was employed as brakeman for Port Blakely, Simpson Logging Company, and the Northern Pa- cific in Tacoma. Around 1927 the Smiths moved to Minnesota for 15 years where Mr. Smith was employed by the Duluth Massabe Northern Railroad. Returning lat- er to Shelton he again worked on the Simpson railroad. Mrs. Smith is a member of Eas- tern Star, Amaranth, and the La- dy Trainmen in Minnesota. She has nine nieces and nephews. SELL BULL Melvin and Ruth Newman, Shel- ton, recently sold a registered Ab- erdeen-Angus bull to Roy and Bertha Bundy, Centralla. Try Journal Want Ads ANNIE WHITENER Sewing, cooking, and being a homemaker have kept Annie Whitener busy dm'ing her 88 years in Mason County. At one time, Mrs. Whitener raised 13 children in her home. She presently has, at the last count, 19 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and "some" great- great grandchildren. "Ive always liked housework and sewing but today's women maybe have it a little easier. We used to have to carry water in and heat it before we could wash," says Mrs. Whitener. Born near Kamilche July 28, 1876, to William and.Jenny Krtse, Mrs. Whitener attended school in Kamilche. Her father was among the first pioneers in Mason Coun- ty. He crone to Mason County from Ohio in 1855 to take up log- ging and farming. He was an ac- quaintance of David Shelton, foun- der of Shelton. May 2, 1912, she married David Whitener. Whitener worked as a filer for Simpson Logging Co. Mrs. Whitener is a member of the Progress Grange in Kamilche and presently resides in Kamilche. She has three brothers, Mike and Ralph Krise, Kamilche; and John Krise, Nisqually. $ * * 6 Oycle Washer Self-Cleaning filter Matching S,oft-Heat Get :the pair for 9O SAVE $65.00 FRI. ONLY Cut $50.00 30 cu. ft. Coldspot Thinwall Freezer holds over 1000 pounds BRING IN YOUR OLD CLOTHES LINE--Save $10 on any DRYER! FRIDAY ONLY Sears Catalog Evergreen Square Office HELEN McREAVY ANDERSEN Living in a large 74-year-old house overlooking Hood Canal, is a true pioneer woman of ]Wason County, Helen McReavy Andersen. She is an expert on pioneer his- tory and is well-known for her book, "How, When and Where on Hood Canal". Her parents were John and Fan- nie Gove McReavy. Mr. ]VIcReavy, was in the lumber business and later owned and operated a gen- eral store at Union. Her mother came to the Northwest from Bos- ton, Massachusetts when she was three years old. Mrs. Andersen was born in 1882 at the Occidental Hotel in what is now Union and was then Union City. After completing grade school Now if you're saying to yourself "That's a swell looking car, but I couldn't afford it," we'd like a quiet word with you,,: -rrmt ai::iiii pi~gilae Ca-iaiina; iOWest priced Of the big Pontiacs. Catalina has everythlng that' makes a Pontiac a Pontiac--the superlative style, the extra-careful construction, the big-muscled Trophy V-8 performance, the road-wedded Wide-Track ride. Everything. And, the price is very, very right. It must be. After all, you don't get into third place in sales just by selling cars to rich people. ~i~lOW, how about having a quiet word with your nearest Portion dealer. Wide-Track Pontiac ')1 (Sea your authorized Pontiac dealer for a wide choice of Wich:.'- t,J~;Ks and good used cars, too. SHELTON MOTOR OOMPANY 233 SOUTH 1st ST. SHELTON II.C','I '~'O ~;', v,'ot'.~t~ C, 17gl~ Mrs. Leone Elliott remembers the days when Shelton had only one ehm'eh and mini,qter. She and Edward Elliott were married in Shelton's only church, the Baptist Church, on October 5, 1905. The couples' first home was at Friskin Y Camp ]lear Matloek. :Mr. Elliott was then a brakeman for the Simpson-Logging Company Rail- road. Mrs. Elliott was the only womm~ living at the logging camp for some time. She didn't enjoy this status and was glad to be joined later by a Norwegian girl, who couldn't speak a word of English. She recalls her expe~lenee of help- ing tim yom~g girl with her shop- ping, as she lind to point to every- ruing she wanted. John and Henrietta Price were tl~e parents of lilrs. Elliott. Mr. and Mrs. Price raised their family of seven girls and !bree boys on a small farm halfway between Shel- ton and Dayton. "It's a good thing our family of 12 lived on a farm," chuckles Mrs. Elliott. "There was LEONA PRICE ELLIOTT always plenty to eat." She at- tended the public school at Day- ton. AlWrER LIVING at the logging camp, :Mr. and Mrs. Elliott moved to a large white house on Frank- lin Street, where she is still re- siding today. For a long time the Elliott's house was the only build- ing on the street, which, incident- ly, had no sidewalks. The creek which flows through the front yard was then covered only by a board. She recalls the time her visiting father-in-law stepped out- side one night to take a look at Shelton and returned dripping wet ! Her husband later became sup- erintendent of the Simpson Rail- road. They had three children: Mrs. Karl (Alice) Faulhaber, who is now traveling in Viet Nam, and a girl and boy who are deceased. She also has one grandson, Mer- vin Wingard, Seattle, and three great grandch~dren. When questioned about her hob- bies, Mrs. Elliott exclaims, 'Tm always doing everything!" This is an accurate statement as she is active in Eastern Star and the Methodist Church, spends each winter in Palm Springs, and en- Joys gardening in the summer. This pioneer woman feels that the living is much easier today and she enjoys taking advantage of the many entertainment oppor- tunities that weren't available in the early days of Mason County. in Union, she atended Annie Wright's Seminary in Tacoma. She went to Whitworth College for three years and then returned to Union to teach music. Her interest in music is still evident as her house contains three pianos. Be- sides teaching music, Mrs. Ander- sen was postmaster at Union for 37 years. She has enjoyed climbing in the Olympics and playing basketball and tennis. Her active life now in- cludes memership in PEO, Pion- eers of Mason County, Eastern Star, Amaranth, Daughters of Nile, Hood Canal Woman's Club, Hood Canal Garden Club and La- dies' Union Civic Club. Her his- tory research and postal service have earned her life memberships in the Historical Society and the Postm~isters' Club. One of her pleasant memories of the past is when she won second prize in a popularity contest sport- sored by the Shelton-Mason Coun- ty Jdurnal in 1915. Her prize was a trip to the San Francisco World's Fair. She also recalls the boom days of Union City in 1892 when lots were changing hands for $1;000 a piece, several stores Were spring- ing up in tents, and there were no less than nine saloons. Although Union has change~d greatly and the Occidental Hotel where she was born is gone, the view of the tree-lined canal from Mrs. Andersen's home is much the same. She and her husband bud, a retired contractor, us~. only the first floor of the huge yellow house with its high-ceiling rooms and tall, narrow windows. The living room contains many paintings by local artists and a f~scinating col- lection of Indian relics including baskets made by the Skokomish Indians. What does Mrs. Andersen think of women today? "They are sffll nice," she comments. "However, I don't feel we are ready for a woman president yet. Women are too sensitive to take the good and bad of politics." Marriage Licenses Applying.for marriage licenses at the Mason County auditor's of- fice this past week were: Richard B. Fisher, 19, Shelton, and Stevalynne D. Hughes, 18, Shelton. Edward A. MagrudeL Shelt0n 22, and Cherry L. Bair, 19, Shel- ton. Arthur L. McDonald, 54, Se- quire, and Jessie Sprague, 58, Se- quire. Henry A. Rose, 20, Shelton, and Janet R. Johnson, 18, Shelton. EMMA MeDONAIA) Emma McDonald has lived in Mason County all her life and tra- ces her pioneer ancestry back to her grandfather, Franklin Purdy, for whom Purdy Canyon was named. "I love Mason County," she says. "All my friends are here." She was born May 20, 1884 to W. S. and Eliza Taylor. Her father was from Maine and her mother was born in Mason County. Mrs. McDonald was born in Clifton (now Belfair) and lived in Lilliwaup for a time, but she spent most of her childhood on a farm in Kamilche with her seven younger brothers and sisters. She attended the Ka- milche grade school. Mrs. McDonald still lives on the original ranch she and her hus- band, T. W. McDonald, began to operate shortly after their mar- riage in 1900. Mr. McDonald, a native of Ka- milche, was active in Shelton's government. The couple lived in Shelton during the years that Mr. McDonald served as county com- missioner, auditor and treasurer. They had one son. When questioned about her oth- er relatives, Mrs. McDonald re- pies, "I have too many nieces and nephews to even mention!" Blue-eyed 83-year-old Dollie Simpson can remember when row- boats brought doctors and mail fronl Olympia to ~helton. "I have watched not only Shel- ton but Tacoma and Olympia grow up ()vet' the years," claims Mrs. Simpson, who used to hike all over the Mason County area. Mrs. Simpson was born near Oyster Bay March 3, 1881, to Don- ald and Margaret MeDonal(t of Montreal, Canada. McDonald was a logger in Mason County and his wife worked in the McDonald rind O'Neil General Mereantile store in Shelton. Margaret Mc- Donald became known as Mason County's first businesswoman. An- gus L. McDonald, Mrs. Simpson's only brother, was employed by Simpson Loggipg Company as a thnekeeper. During her childhood, Mrs. Simpson attended school in Shel- ton, the Sisters of I-Ioly Names Convent in Seattle, and the Sisters ounty ecor Belfair Justice Court Frank Sanderlin, Belfair, third degree assault. $15 fine, 10 dalVs jail, suspended. Jerry L. Judson, Belfair, negli- gent driving, speeding 60 m.p.h. in 35 m.p.h, zone, forfeited $44 bail. Stoddard M. Walton, Shelton, speeding 50 m.p.h, in 35 m.p.h. zone. Forfeited $22. Robert P. Kirschbaum, Bremer- ton, speeding 60 m.p.h, in 35 m.p.h. zone, forfeited $44. :Tames D. Golden, Port Orchard, negligent driving, involved in one- car accident. Forfeited $32.75. Kenneth C. Kovack, Belfair, ex- ceeding posted speed, squirreling, forfeited $17. Dennis O. Wagner and Louis W. i Jolliff, Shelton, fishing for game fish in closed waters, both $10 fine. Jerry Don Liles, Shelton, two goeducks over limit, forfeited $15. , DOLLIE SIMPSON of Charity Convent in Olympia. She recalls that a disobedient pup- il migi~t be required to write words or scrub floors. July 22, 1902, Mrs. Simpson married Roy Simpson who was employed as superintendent for Phoenix Logging Company. :Mrs. ! Simpson has one daughteL Mayme Durand; three grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Simpson has been e~broi- dering since childhood and still enjoys it. FRI. - ONE ~ WINNER OF 7ACADEMY ~| AWARB$ I N I:)R NEW CONSTRUCTION --- PURCHASE 6% On Reducing Balances--No Charges Mason Oounly -Savings & Loan TITLE INSURANCE BUILDING, SH ELTON 5" Magnifying REG 29 6 x 8 Framed Speelded Regular 29 39 Value BEAN BAG ASH TRAY ICE CUBE Oven Telephone & Address REG. 39 50-oz. Plastic I 60 st. Ladies PLASTIC SANDWIOH BAGS Novelty Feathered Polyetheline Values to 39 29 V lue Magnifying or REG. 29 REG. Insulated: Sponge 39 Value DISH or Plastic REG. Assortment ,/.,.. , P~STIC 29 Value Finger Tip 39 Value REG. 29 MEN'S Ball 39 Value MANY OTHER ITEM'S mn e