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May 27, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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May 27, 1971

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1971 Published in Shelton, Wa. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wa. 98584, 3 Sections- 28 Pages ~)1 ,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 ~lsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy Wi ri, Board receipts for the 1971-72 school what year of $2,488,650. as Grinnell told the school board budget the budget would allow the and district to continue its broad and diversified education program, but, that it did not allow much salary increase for staff members. The budget was completed before the final effect on state \ money because of the recently completed legislative session is fully known. Among the anticipated receipts are $284,521 from local taxes, $287,000 from county administered funds, $1,525,229 from state funds and $167,700 from federal funds along with other sources. Expenditures include $57,000 for administration, $1,931,000 for instruction, $32,900 for pupil services, $72,500 for food services, $159,400 for pupil transportation, $186,450 for operation of plant, $46,400 for maintenance of plant, $500 for community services and $2,500 for payment to other districts. The 1971-72 budget compares to a budget of $2,439,181 for the current year. The budget is based on a projected enrollment of 3,045 compared to 3,012 of actual enrollment for this year. Commenting on an increase from $9,000 to $19,000 in the allocation for insurance on the district's buildings in the budget for the coming year, Grinnell commented it was difficult and more expensive to get insurance on public buildings because of incidents of destruction and vandalism in recent years. He said insurance companies are no longer interested in insuring public buildings. Comprehensive Plan Gets OK State Game Protector Allen W. Rasmussen, Shelton, was arrested Sunday by Andrew Dennis, Fishing Patrolman for the Sk,~kon:i~h Indi"n Tribe, on a charge of fishing in the Skokomish River in an area which is under the jurisdiction of the Skokomish Tribe without a tribal permit. Rasmussen contends he did not need a permit since the place on the river where the incident took place was accessible without going on the reservation. Dennis said the incident occured Monday when he was warning two white men who were fishing that they needed a Tribal permit. Rasmussen was nearby in uniform and on duty. Dennis said Rasmussen contended the men did not need a permit, and, he then took a fishing pole from one of the men and started fishing himself. Dennis said Rasmussen told him "I'm fishing, are you going to arrest me". Dennis said he gave Rasmussen a citation for the violation and the two went to the Another successful Mason County Forest Festival came to a close Saturday with the parade and logging show drawing good crowds. Local law enforcement officials reported no unusual problems during the Saturday activities. A contingent of State Patrolmen were on hand Friday night and Saturday to bolster the local law enforcement men in handling the crowd and traffic Mason County Court House in Rasmussen's state car. When they arrived at the Sheriff's Office, because of some confusion by the dispatcher on duty; Rasmussen was not required to post bail before he left. The case will be brought before the federal district court in Tacoma. The county has an agreement with the Federal Government that George Hermes will conclude a career of 41 years in education when he retires at the end of this month as principal of Garrett Heyns High School at the Washington Corrections Center. Hermes has been with the Shelton School District 27 years, 21 as principal of Shelton High School and the past six years at Garrett Heyns High School. He was honored at a luncheon last week by fellow administrators from the Shelton District. Hermes grew up in Wahpeton, N.D. and graduated from North Dakota State College at Fargo N.D. After graduating from college, he came to Washington and started his teaching career with the East Stanwood School District. He later taught at Elma, then returned to East Stanwood and returned again to Elma. From Elma he went to Hoquiam, where he taught for two years before coming to Shelton. His first two years at Shelton, he coached as well as handled the duties as principal. He was principal at Shelton High School, which was then known at Irene S. Reed High School, for 21 years. When the Washington Corrections Center established its problems. high school program after it T h e S h e 1 t o n C i t Y The parade was shorter than opened and the Shelton School Commission, at its meeting usual, with the number of bands District agreed to handle the comprehensiveTUesday night,planaCCeptedprepared the dwn nticeablY'bY Parade school there as apart of its il before the parade that a number Boy Bumped Csnsulting Services Co. and Chairman Darrell Cleveland stated w ward Godat and AssociateS,of bands which had usually come ith modifications recommended had notified him they would not By Vehicle by the planning commission, be here this year because of the i !The planning cOmmissiOn failure tO special levies in their Jeffery Martin' 6' son Of Mr" recommendations included some districts last year. off and Mrs. Darrell Martin, Shelton, changes in the commercial zoning Festival activities started suffered minor injuries Tuesday areas and incorporated a last Tuesday with the coronation night when he ran in front of a recommendation from the of Dee Williamson as 1971 Forest Shelton Library Board for a Festival Queen. ,,-^ car driven by Mrs. Mel Morgan. The car was traveling at a slow change in the wording in theThursday night saw tnv rate of speed behind the backstop section dealing with librarYShelton High School Drama service. Department's production of during a Little League baseball iii~i .... iii( God at p res ented an Peanuts, which played two game on the Mt. View School addendum to the section of the rda w plan his firm prepared. The Performances in order to givegrounds. ~i every one who wanted to a The boy was taken to Mason addendum calls for an entire new chance to see the production.General Hospital where he was | sewer outfall line at an estimated The McCleary Bear Festival treated for minor lacerations to cost of $62,000 instead oz Was awarded the Paul Bunyan his face. improvement and extension of Mrs. Morgan was also taken to the existing line as had been trophy for the best float in the the hospital for treatment for proposed in the original plan. Please turn to page 3 shock. persons arrested for fishing and hunting violations on the reservation can be housed in the county jail if necessary. The county and state have jurisdiction on the reservation in criminal and cival matters, but, not in fishing and hunting regulations. These are under federal jurisdiction. Dennis is hired by the Skokomish Indian Tribal Council to enforce the tribal fishing regulations on the Skokomish River. One of these regulations states thai non-tribal members must have a permit to fish in the river. The case, when it goes to court, will be a test of whether the Indian tribe has jurisdiction over all of the river where there is access to the river without going on the reservation. program, Hermes was chosen to be the principal. Hermes will take part in his last high school graduation ceremony Friday night when the graduating class from Garrett Heyns holds its commencement exercises. He says he plans to do some gardening and lawn work, play some golf and do some traveling after his retirement. GEORGE HERMES, long-time Shelton educator who is retiring as Principal of Garrett Heyns High School at the end of this month, had a few words of wisdom for his fellow school administrators when they honored him at a luncheon at Taylor Towne last week.