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May 23, 1963     Shelton Mason County Journal
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19-(;,3 SHELTONMASON COUNTY JOURNAL Published in 'Christmastown. U.S.A.", Shelton. Washington -: Cr'. G{ - - Days like this are made for Olympia AN AHEAD nt is priceless: ."II the Water" ,g Company, Olympia. Washb to 1. *Ol.v * tl.ml . Belfair Area Garden Clubs Visit State Park There For Joint Meeting By Raehel Freelin BELFAIR Perfect weather ar- rived just in Lime for some 50 members of the three garden clubs in the North Mason Community who attended a "Strolling through the Park" picnic hosted by Ever- green club at the Belfair State Park last Thursday. Guests were naembers of the Beachcombers' and Ihododendron clubs, and the District president, Mrs. R. V. Paulson of IJremerLml. Gaily decorated hats or parasols in keeping with the theme were worn by all present, with prizes for the best hats going to Mrs, Clay Jones and Mrs. g. L. Rey- nolds of the Beachcombers' club. Luncheon was served from ta- t bles covered with bright flowered paper and centered with hats fil- led with spring flowers. Following hmch. Tom Gibson, park ranger, SERVICE WANTED! WHO DESIRE EXCELLENT ,CUISINE WHO WISH Specialty-- roiled Steaks .TAILS '" ia,rs' Den TO BE PAMPERED BY OUR . Dine over the water in the Panoramic Dining Room at . .. LAKE CUSHMAN RESORT Dining 6 'til 10 p.m. o PHONE 877-5388 Dancing Every Night for reservations * Group Luncheons and Dinners if desired conducted a tour of tile grounds and the nlany new improvements and facilities that have been ad- ded re the park. Mrs. C. Jack Jones was general chairman for the picnic, assisted by Mrs. Harold Johnson and Mrs. Charles Williams. decorations; Mrs. Edward Harris. tables; Mrs. Earl Anderson and Mrs. Jalnes Huff man prizes; Mrs. Ehner Sandstrom. serving; and all mem- bers of tile hostess chlb who as- sisted in preparing the luncheon. These joint meetings of the three clubs are held once each spring, with each group taking its turn at entertaining. CONTRIIIUTIONS to the Am- erican Cancer Society's Crusade in this area totaled $551.55 it was announced by Mrs. G G. Shackle- ford. Belfair chairman. She would like to thank all those who contributed so generously to the crusade, and the vohmteers who gave their time to bring the Society's work in education, re- search and service to the attention of the public. In addition to those already list- ed. three more volunteers assisted with the drive in the old highway area. They are Miss Gall Pond, Mrs. Jack Kimball mid Mrs. Ken- neth Leatherman. This brings the number of those working on this year's crusade to 27. covering the south shore and the area from Tahuya to the Kitsap county line. Of interest to many residents here was the wedding last week of Miss Darla Jean DeMiero and Ronald E. Marshall held in a home ceremony in Bremerton. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and 5[l,s. Paul De,{iero. formerly of Mis- sion Creek. KITSAP. MASON DAIRY (' PA _,E lI Hood Canal Woman's Club Has Last Meeting Of The Year By Ethel Dalby UNION Last Thursday was the oeeaston of the last meeting of tile club year for toe Hood Ca- nal Woman's Club. The meeting was called to order by President Helen Thwaites at 11 a.m.. a bus- mess session following. Tile Shel- ton members were hostesses to a delicious hmeheon at 12:30 p.m. The tables were beautifully dee- orated with bouquets of lilacs and other spring blossoms. Instllation of officers was an event of the afternoon, with Mrs. Arthur Krause officiating. The new officers are president. Helen Thwaites: vice president. Anne Rowe: secretary, Rose Fredson. and with treasurer Blanche Cala- has again elected and installed. Mrs. :Maude Crosby of Shelton was the new board member, replacing Eleanore Brewer. Anne Rowe gave n interest- ing report on tile convention of the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs the week be- fore at Yakima She was appoint- ed as a delegate of the Hood Ca- nal Club. There was a large tm'n out of the Shelton members, pre- sent were Mesdames Ann Run- acres, Purl Jamison. N[aude Cros- by, Alice Domain, Travis. Eleanor Brewer, and the Misses Rose and Dora Fredson. There was a good turnout of the members of Hood Canal. lllS. TOM SNIDER was re- turned to her home at Sportsmans' Haven last week. by her daughter Mrs. Joan Barnett of Kitsap Lake As Mr. and Mrs. Bill Snider and children left for Anchorage Alas- ka Tuesday of that week Mrs. Barnett with her small daughter will remain on at the resort, to be with her mother, and operate the place. It is said this fine prop- erty is now on the market. It con- Darla wore a long-sleeved gown tains frontage and also quite a of white peau de sole with a cha- large tract above the Navy Yard pel train and alencon lace trim Highway. The Sniders repaired and added improvements Lo the resort and fisherman place. Sportsmans Haven was built by the late Jess Michaels. over 35 yrs. 96% o[ the dairy [armers i o Kitsap Counties, salutes the i Mason an,7 00ASON COUNTY FOREST FESTIVAL Producers of DARIGOLD and SHELTON-MAID dairy products KITSAP.MASON DAIRY Your Farmer-Neighbors THE ='AUL BUNYAN AMONG OUR FOREST PROTECTORS ire similarly in the dMry products field  it co ......... . rues to providing high quality, '"ah Milk and Ice Cream to Mason and Kitsap homes. Plugged up pots '" I =lit Lit q)ktkllll (1' SL # al, ago and operated by the family for many years. Mr. Michaels at the time being State Game war- den, and a great cougar hunter. This writer recalls having tak- en the census one year, and being seated in an arm chair talking with Mrs. Michaels, and writing down notes when Andy, one of the two half grown cougar kittens Mr Michaels had brought home after shooting the mother. and who was said to be a great pet, made a sudden Lake-off from the couch where he had been sit- ting beside Mrs. Miehaels, and lightedlalf way across my left shoulder, and partly on the arm of the chair. We recall having fro- zen in the position in which we had been sitting, and of course quite started at A.ndy's sudden leap across the space to light on us. However. we said nothing at all. Mrs. Michaels smiling assured us that Andy was just a great big pet, and urged us to pet him We glanced sidewise at Andy tnd did not attempt to pet the beast wil- for the ceremony held Jn front of a fireplace banked with white flowers and flanked with pale bluc tapers. She carried a bouquet of white roses and sLephanotis, cen- tered with white orchids Mrs. Gary Luridy, matron of honor, wore azure blue and canled yel- low roses and carnations in a eol- onial bouquet. CANI)LELIGIITERS were tile bride's sister. Miss Sylvia De- Micro, and Miss Penny Folger. They wore light blue dresses and ca/Tied tapers decorated with white flowers and deeper bhm rib- bon Following the ceremony, attend- ed by members of the families and close friends, a reception was held at the Hearthstone, Mrs. William DeMiero, assisted by members of the Auxiliary to tile Vohmteer Fire Department. had prepared refreshments for the reception, which was attended by nearly 200 guests. Assisting with serving from here were Mrs. Maxine Ori. and Mrs. Jack Latherou, (Judy Ori) now of Fort Lawton, Okla. 35% of Homes Here Under 10 Years Old NEW YORK How much of Masbn County's Emnual economic activity is due to housing constrac- tics? How does the local produc- tion of new homes compare with that in other parts of the country ? Answer to these questions are contained in reports issued by the U. S. Department of Commerce. They show for every city and county in the nation, the number of new dwellings erected over a perio:l of 10 years. Locally, the amount of such con- struction and the changes that have been wrought by it are im- pressive when viewed in perspec- tive. The reports show that no less than 2,771 dwelling units in Ma- son County, or 35.2 percent of the present total of 7,866. were/built Since 1950 AS a result of these changes, the occupancy rate per housing refit locally now averages 3.1 persons Throughout the country as a whole, the average is 3.4 per unit. Various factors are listed as responsible for the spurt in home building that took place in the 1950-60 decade. Primarily, it stents from the de- sire of most families to have pla- ces of their own. This desire they were able to gratify as their in- comes grew la.rger and as nort- gago fin;ncing becamei easier. It brought home mmership within their reach. This ,compgres favorably with the rat reported for ttie "Un'itSd States, 96 units per 1,000 In the Pacific States it was 155 per 1,000. !1 Iqan t  3rd & Grove Streets Phone 426-4473 ling to take her word for it. Sens- ing our lack of appreciation of playftll, gentle Andy, and as we thouoht and his too close proxull- ity to our throat, Mrs. Michaels came across tile room and remov- ed Andy. Fortunately the notes had been taken down in long hand and shortly we departed and were on ollr WarV."down the highway. An old-time resident may some- times smile recalling past hap- peniugs. TIlE WOMEN members of Hood Canal hnprovement Ch/b of Un- ion are putting on a bake sale June 1,, the first of a series of three scheduled. Information and particulars of which will be pub- lished later in this cohunn. It may be said that the bake sale will offer a big treat of delicious and also a variety of homesbaked goodies and bread. While employed at the Wuest home recently Evan James and a fellow student of Reed College, veas at the Union home of the family aL Madrona Private Homes last week, having a bit of vacation before the exams Lo follow. Ev- an was raised at Union. and seems to have inherited his par- ents' love of the Canal. He is the son of Mr. and lIrs. Dave James of Seattle. former Union and Shelton residents. While employed at the Wuest summer home recently Paul Jones found ,a handsome red headed wood peeker of the large type, laying on a rug before the door- way entrance to the home. As the bird was badly injured Paul wrap- pad it up and took it on home with him meamvhile making a vain at- tempt to comfort and care for the bird. It was too badly injured how- ever. and died later on. Parents should keep a watchful eye on their off-spring with regard to slingshots and most of all, guns and 22 shots. Some of the young- sters of the community spend a lot of their time shooting birds and squirrels as a pastime. Also taking shots at maller birds along the beaches, and some- times on privately-oxmed proper- ties. sueh as little killdeer which nest along the shores. The Red headed woodpecker in particular is now rarely seen. Parents should restrict target practice to places on their own property, and also with in a safety zone for passers- by. Windows in this district have also been punctured by small shot by boys with grins, passing ahmg the beach and shooting reckless- ly or aimlessly. IT ItAS BEEN reported of late by observers that the once almost extinct crab along Hood Canal beaches seems to be coming back again to these shores, Fifty years ago Tahuya flats and "Big Bend", or "Kla-kla-puhm", as the old time residents, and Indians called this bay, abomlded in them. When Llley seemed to dissappear along the upper reaches of the Canal. Later years, old-time residents thought some disease or perhaps the huge schools of dog fish which now in- fest Canal water had wiped out the crabs, The old dock at Union used t) 'be a great place for the shellfish. A crab net hung out with bait in it along a piling would be full of fairly la/'ge size crabs when pulled up. Commercial crab fishermen also took their toll. rnen who were engaged ill setting crab traps ahmg the beach, an(t fish- ing 20 or so traps daily to ship lo distant markets. Mr. nd Mrs. Eugene Gilliland who left for California last week by car. are visiting" at the home of their daughter. Mrs. Florence Shieve. and wilt also be goma on %, to Arizona. where they will get in a visit with his mother, before making the return drive home. Postnmster \\;Vanda Nitson at- tended a seminar on Mallagement Employee relationship Wednesday of last week. As \\;Vanda put il she left early and before breakfast and motored to Tacoma. where she put in the day at the Tacoma Post Office. As she is a key postmaster it was necessary she .attend tile affair, to observe and pass along information gained, and including the new laws pertaining to postal matters, on relationships and mail earners on rural routes. Some 25 postmasters were present at the dayqong Seminar. The regional di- rector in charge of the affair had made reservations at the Olympus Hotel for a no-host luncheon. All along the shore and Navy Yard Highway there zs nmeh ac- tivity as town and country resi- dents are putting their homes in order and also yards for summer living. One of the loveliest floral dis- plays and which included rhodies and azeleas, at the Shelton Show of a week ago, was that exhibit put on t)3" Vern {Bud} \\;Nryalt r Union. What at first was a t{ol, by has since beconle a \\;VOll(lel fill uud fascinating occupation for him..l-ti colorful g;n'dens brin many vls- tiers. \\;vho COlne tO a(iulire aitd al- so purchase the plants. ,:Ve are reminded that this next week is cleanu 1) time for l'llr:lI mail boxes, cud also perhaps IHlle to replant the flot'al boxes an- route. This wauld be a pleasanl and welcome back to Mrs. Marie Snlilh ollr l*llra] and kindly Blail carl'icr of the past many years. She has been ill at her llolYie it% Bl'el'tteP- ton with pneuluomn following an attack of tile flu. We all llave missed ]Vfarie during the tilue ghe bas beell ,u\\;-ay from he- post. No- body coutd be nlore }/ccotqlodatiB' or ]in(tly than she duping lilt" nla- ny years of which she has had this rural roule. Gel- well quick! II DAflCE SHELTON, VALLEY GRANGE IIALL Sat.,, May MUSIC BY THE TUNE TOPPERS Ladies SHEATH DRESSES Close - Out Ladies Capris 99* ,127 SPROUSE-REITZ S. Hastings,, mgr. -- Evergreen Square PJYROLL $ GOVERNMLNI It's Festival Time The town is spruced up, the preparations are nearly made. The 19th annual Mason County Forest Festival is about to begin. Times, the community and its people have changed since the first Festival was staged in 1945, but the FOrest Festival continues to make solid contributions. The need Ior preventing forest fires is as great as ever, and the Forest Festi.val focuses attention on these efforts. Mason County has an outstanding record for keeping fire out ot the woods and the Forest Festival has been a bulwark in building this record. The Forest Festival has brought widespread good will to the community and at the same time brought many thousands of visitors here. This weekend, as you have Forest Festival Fun, take pride in it and your community. sIMPSON TIMBER COMPANY Founded In Shezon In 1895 RELY ON SIMPSON TIMBER OOMPANY Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock Lutnber, Acou,*tteal. Insulating and ttardboard products. Plywood and Doors.