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So#or Dies In Near li]]f waup Was killed s injured tWO a 14-foot Fri- 28. aboard Mr. and Mrs. two children all of Se- of the BANKS and a still in Tuesday. Were report- and Ru Lt-,&apos; s Jimmy, 9. and granddaughters Linda, 12 and Donna. 10. Kessler. The three sailors were traps- ferred to the Naval Hospital at Bremerton after the accident. They were Danile J. Wills. 20. Fair- banks, Calif.; Barry L. Graber, 22, Harrisburg, Pc., and Charles W. Durbin, 29, Phoenix Ariz. THE STATE PATROL said the ear driven by Frank was south hound and the Banks car north- bound at the time of the accident. Frank apparently crossed over the centerline, the Patrol said, col- liding head-on with the Banks car which was pulling the house trail- er. Both vehicles and the trailer were damaged beyond repair. te, Gradua tion Seniors h Set for th, School be at 8 School Will be SChool the HOods- Will pre- Assem- Present the le ,mUsica] Will be ervices are County eOnunence. Will be band cere- cere- s, and of cer- ipen to the Pub- of To ment exercises will be Nancy Bloomfield, Judy Eby, Jerry Parks and Rosemary Crumb. All are members of the top ten graduating seniors. Diplomas will be presented by Dr. Douglas Larson, chairman o the school board. PRINCIPAL eorge Hermes will announce scholarship winners and will present the graduates. The high school band and hig school choir will each present om number and will join together fo} one number. Rev. Rohert Rings of the Shel- ton Methodist Church will present the invocation and benediction. Shdton Man Dies Of Gun Shot in Alaska Dale McClanahan. a former Shelton resident, died of a gun- shot wound, in the cabin of afmend in Alaska early Sunday morning. Marrs Craddiek, district attor- ney at Ketehikan, told The Jour- nal Tuesday the shooting occurea about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the ca-. bin of a friend. Sam Privett, Deatl was caused by a single bullet in tile head. Witnesses to the shooting, Pri- vett, and McClanahan's wife. Car- el, told authorities that the wounfl wa se! inflicted with a .2.2 cali- ber .pistol McClanahan had brought from home, Craddick said. THE WITNEgES said it ap- appeared to be an impulsive act and possibly was unintentional, Craddick said, The incident oecured at the Ed- na Bay Camp of the L.O.G. Logg- ing Company on Koseuisko Island about 120 te 130 miles northwest of Ketchikan. Mason County Prosecuting At- torney Byron McClanahan, bro- ther of the dead man, 'and Buck Armstrong, Shelton, went to Ket- chikan after being notified of the death. They flew to Edna Bay Camp Tuesday and planned to return here with the body of the dead man, Craddiek said. C R A O D I C K S A I D investigation of the incident was continuing nn- ti all the facts surrounding the shooting could be determined. Clay McClanahan, a brother oI Dale and Byron, was killed in the Arctic Bar in Ketchican Dee. 19, 1961 by a gtm shot also. Joseph Henderson was convicted of second degree murder as a re- sult of the shooting and is now serving a 25-year prison sentence, Craddick said. The Arctic Bar, in which that shooting occured was swept away in a flood, he commented. Oily Garbage Dump Sets Night Olosing Starting June 1, the Slelton City Garbage dump will be closed from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., it was an- nounced last week. The closure hours come because of the approach of the nre sea- Percy /I Pio 6OlV S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore Thursday, May 30. 1963 ; Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington 16 Pages --2 Sections 77th YEAR NO. 22 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton. Washington,  10 Cents per Copy under Act of March 8, 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cots. Good Crowds, Good Weather Make 1963 Forest,00 Festival A Successful Event son. The Journal last week had the closing hours listed as 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. due to a typographical er- ror. The dump is open during the day and closed at night. OLD LOGGER RIDESRiding on this beautiful Simpson Timber Company float which placed first QUEEN GETS FLOWERS--Forest Festival Presi- dent Clive Troy presents Queen Marilyn Hughes with a bouquet of flowers after her coronation SKILLFUL- Morris Rebman smilingly accepts the check for first place in the truck driving contest, returned to the Loggers Westher High Low Precip. May 21 ................ 91 53 --- May 22 ................ 68 54 --- May 23 .................. 46 -- May 24 ................ 68 44 -- May 25 ................ 70 39 -- May 26 ................ 67 43 .... , May 27 ............... 74 41 -- On Student Carpentry Home work. This is the 14th house which has been built under the program. Jack Gray, ehairman of the VFW committee for the project, said this week no applications have been received for the project, for next year. The deadline is June 1 for putting in an application, he said, urging anyone who would be interested to contact him, House will be this home built this carpentry class The house is Io- Street in the design was picked in the class hve r on the carpentry in its division was Bill Grisdale, who was one of the old loggers honor.ed by the Festival this year. sports show this year for the first time in several years, from Jack Kimbel, sPOts show com- mitteeman. Keith Simpson Thursday night at the Queen's Banquet. Standing on. each side of the queen are some of the rural school princesses. County TB Association Meet/s Tuesday A panel of doctors will present a discussion of the respiratory hazards of. air pollution at the annual meeting of the Mason County Tuberculosis AssoCiation at Alderbrook Inn at 7 p.m. June 4. Speakers ,ill 'be Dr. Byron Francis. Dr. C. J. Martin and Dr. Leon Sealey, Seattle, and Dr. Har- ry Martin. Sau Francisco. Calif. A question and answer period will follow talks by the speakers. Officers of the association for the coming year will be elected. Tickets to the dinner meeting can be obtained from officers of the association or at the door the night of the meeting. FESTIVAL ON TV Those who wish to see part of the Paul Bunyan Parade or the Logging Show over again will have the opportunity Wednesday when KTNT-TV, Channel 11, will pre- sent highlights of the two events in a 30-minute show from 8:30-9 Is Who's Who o m Contest Winner The Journal "clue-maker" got beat the first Lime out in last week's Who's rho contest, when Keith Simpson C)rrcctly identified Crowds turned out Saturday morning with the weatherman co- operating with a sunny, but, not too warm day for the final big day of the Forest Festival to see the parade and logging show. These two events maintain their record of never being rained out during the 19 years of the Fest- ival's existance. A crowd estimated at between 30,000 and 35,06'3 lined Railroad and Cots Streets to watch the parade with :is more than 100 en- tries. GOOD CROWDS were evident at all of the festival events with larger crowds than have been pres- Fun Night A crowd which filled the Junior High School Auditorium to near capacity watched the Forest Fes- tival Fun Night Friday night. Greeted most enthusiastically by the crowd was the Satsop Grange Quartet which closed out the pro- gram. They were called back for several eflcores. Also well received was the ser- ies of acts from the Mary M. Knight School Circus. The program was led off with a showing of slides of the winning posters in the school poster con- test. Also appearing were the three winners of the school Talent Con- test held in April. Several other presentations by local talent went to make up the two-hour show. The Fun Night was sponsored by the Jaycees with Arnold Fox and Jerry Knudsen as chairman. Gay Taylm, was master of cere- monies. Window Disp lay Ttie latlock rang:e was swag tied the grand prize in the win- dow decoration contest for the Forest F%stival this year. The number of windows deco- rated was somewhat smaller than in past years, the Zonta Club, sponsors of the contest, said. Prize winners were: ,Granges: Matlock Grange, first. and grand prize award. Industril: Simpson Timber Co.. first place. Sehools: Evergreen fourth and sixth grades, first place; Ever- green fifth grade, second place, and Rogers School, third place. Church: Baptist Church Sunday school, first place. Junior Clubs: Cub Scout Pack 110, first place. Art: Marion Runnion, first; Ar- dis Jensen, second, and Shirley Parr, third. Hobbies: Shelt%n Rock and Min- eral Society, first, and Hood Ca- nal Seals Diving Club, second. State Trooper For Area Named R. C. Furseth has been named State Trooper for the Shelton ar- ea. succeeding Pete Arkin, who has joined the staff of the State Patrol Academy here, it was an- nounced this week. Furseth has been with the Pa- trol three years and has been sta- tioned in Yakima during that:time. He is a native of the Benton area and is the son of Maj. O. C. Furseth, assistant chief of the State Patrol in Olympia. He and his wife, Barbara and son Jeff, 3, will be moving to ,Shelton to make their home. ent the ast two or three _ears at the Queen s Banquet, Fun Nght and Logging Show. Button sales this year were well ahead of last year. with cash re- ceipts as of Tuesday morning $3,100, more than double the $1,00 sale last year. Bud Lyon, Rotary representative on the Festival board, said some The Parade COMMUNITIES: McCleary Sec- ond Growth and Bear Festival, MeCleary, first; Oakville Fourth of July celebration, Oakville, sec- ond, and Olympia Fotary Club Capital Lakefair, Olympia, thi24. GRANGES: Matlock. first; Ma- son County Pomona, second, and Agate, third. BATON "rVIRLERS: Hoquiam Majorettes, first; Scarlet Lancers, Seattle. second, and Seattle-Ettes Baton and Drill Corps, third. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT U. S. Forest Service, Shelton Ran- "er District. first; Shelton Fire Department. second, and Depart- ment of Natural Resources, thir HORSES: Saddle-ites, Olympia, first; Silver Star Riders, Shelton, second, and Mason County Bell Riders. third. LOGGING: Jim L. Kelly, Shel- ton, first; Dillenburg Brothers, Shelton, second, and Elmer Man- ke and Son. Shelton. third. COMIC: Astoria Clowns, Astor- is. Ore.. first; Rose Jackson. Rose- mary Petty and Edith Whittle. Shelton. second, and Teeney the Clown, third. iVASON COUNTY SCHOOLS: Pioneer, first; Hood Canal Jun- ior High and Allyn, tied for sec- ond and Southside PTO third. DRILL TEA1V: Fourth Dist- rict VFV Auxiliary, Bremerton, first; Buckerettes. St. Paul, Ore.. second, and Bill Mann Auxiliary, VFW. Elms. third. LOGGING EQUIPMENTf Sin]p- son Timbhr Company, first; Air- mac. Seattle. second, and N. C. Machinery, Seattle. third. MOTOPCYCLES: Burien Cos- sacks; Seattle. first, and Shelton Trail Blazers, second. UNCLASSIFIED: Irene S. Reed Latin Club, first: Jerry Byerly, Belfair. second, and Kneeland and Blomgren Shelton, third. DRUM & BUGLE CORPS: Long- (Continued on page 6) Queen's,Banquet Marilyn Hughes was crowned Queen of the Mason County Forest Festival and Miss Keep Washing- ton Green by Dave James, Simp- son Timber Company Public Af- fairs Director, in ceremonies which marked the opening of the 19th Annual Forest Festival last Thurs- day evening. James, speaker for the program, said the slogan on this year's Forest Festival Button Trees are Our Livelihood" carried the mean- ing of the festival. The young people wlm were hon- ored as the royalty of the event have never known the disaster of afar-reaching forest fire because of the efforts started by a lew people more than 20 years ago which has developed into the Ma- son County Forest Festival and to the "Keep Green" movement which has now spread across the 50 States. THE AREA is facing an addi- tional fire hazard the next few years, James said. until the blow- down from the Oct. 12 storm can be cleaned up in a massive log- ging operation which will take about four yetars. The purpo@,s of the Forest Fes- [ (Contibued on page 6) sales points had not yet turned in button receipts and urged those who had not done so to get them in as soon as possible so a final accounting of the sales can be made. And so a big effort by countless residents of Mason County came to a successful conclusion with an- other Forest Festival come and gone. Logging Show There were thrills mid laughs for the crowd which packed the grandstands at Loop Field Satur- day afternoon for the Forest Fes- tival Logging Show. Morris Rebman of the Skoko- mish Valley came out as the top truck driver with 82 points. The truck driving competition was re- turned to the show this year after 'an absence of several years. Coming in second in the contest was Richard Wood with 60 points nd third was Howard Swope with 42 points. Hap Johnson scooted np the 90- foot spar pole to reach the top just a few steps ahead of his bro- ther. Start. IN THE LOG CHOPPING and log bucking contests, the father son team of Max and Paul Searls split the honors, with son, Max, wielding his mighty axe fastest to cut through his log in 33 sec- onds. Coming in second was Don Rodda. Wenino, a newcomer to the competition and Paul Searls com- ing in third. In the bucking contest. Paul edged Max hy getting through his log in 1:01. In the log roiling competition, Russ Ellison bested Eddie Herron in a best two-out-of-three fall contest. In the tree falling contest, Paul and lV[ax Serls dropped their tree first, just inches from the stake to ,come in ahead of Swante Kvllon* en and Marti! V(intes. The trees were felled by the old fashioned method, using axes and hand saws. Hap Johnson and his crew shw- ed the way a tree is topped witt an axe and saw hanging onto the pole with a safety belt and spurs. SWANTE KYLLONEN, the old master of the springboard, dem- onstrated an agility which COUlCl be envied by many younger men in his demonstration of ascending a tree with springboards. Adding a few laughes was Mal- corn Harper along with Hap John- son and hi crew in the tree topp- ing and climbing acts, The Burien Cossacks led off the program with a demonstration ot their abilities on motorcycles with the presentation of several stunt rides. Clive Troy, president of the For- est Festival Association welcomed the crowd to the show. Accident Brings 00arge00 Apind D olh Br,vers Drivers of both cars involved m an accident on Highway 101 south of Shelton Saturday after- noon llave been booked at the Ma- son 'County Sheriff's office on charges of driving while intoxi- cated. In addition, Laurence Mullins, Olympia driver of one of the cars, was charged with failure to yield the right of way. State Trooper Start Sushak said tle accident occured about 5:50 p.m. Saturday when cars driven by Mullins and Edwin Gos- ser. Shelton collided about a mile smith of here. Both cars received damage. Nei- ther driver was injured, Margaret Keary a,s the rnystery personality and accompanied his identification wth a perfect list of 20 chics. Keith is a Simpson Timber com- pany employee at McCleary, and will probably lave to split his $34 winnings with his wife, who pro- eided help with the clue list. , j Eight Winners Of 5impson &holarships Are Announced ,./ . !!: :: !il}i!!iii::i!i! !!ii; G }i!i:iii::::::iiii!: %:; ;ii:!:: ::!iii i: .... iiiii . %  :::iii ......... ;i::!!iiii!ii  ii::::!gi,'::7:ii::i!i:ii!i ....... !::ii:i:: :-, .:::: i:: .ii}ii;?)!ii{!ili::::/!:'.:;  .,.,i:2 ,:., .':&::"P<  :!:::N ::i!;" i::;!?.? k .... :{!::i:::;::i?ig:::  i::::' "* ,ii::;::}il :}il;i}i;::/ii  ....... i!i{i , ": i :ii}i:!})): *%! ;:? ! Judy Eby Gerald Parks Loren Gee Nancy Briggs Donna Goff David Osterberg Marian Svinth Robert Spooner Eight young people in the SheI- Solne of you out there aren't ton Workinff Circle have been reaning" the ,_ule closely. The clue awarded $600 M a r k E. Re e(l "drives blue-grey Chrysler" ap- Scholarships by Simpson Timber Feared in an al other than that of a sponsoring, merchant, thus could not be counted. The rule reads that "clues for his I or her identity witl be found ONLY in ads of sponsorin merchants" . . , If by coincideHe crees happen to appear in other places in the pa- per they will ]ot bc counted as clues. Also entries are to be accepteO only at the b%mcsses surround- ed by the heavy border each week in bhe WI40'S WHO rules acl (Coatiuue4 on page (i Company for the 1963 - 64 school year. The announcement was made by H. A. Ahlskog, Sbclton. chairman of the Scholarship bo:rd. The winners and their parents will be recognized at a dinner in their honor to be ield June 11 iu Shelton following a field trip of Simpson's woods and manufac- turing operations. This marks the 17th Year ot the Reed Scholarship program and brings to 147 the umber ol' echolrhips a w a r d ed Shelton Working Circle shzdents for use in any institution of higher learn- ing for any course of study. Award winners this year are: NANCY ELLEN BRIGGS, 19 Shelton, daughter of Dr and Mrs. Ben Briggs. A 1962 graduate m It, ene S. Reed High School. Shel- toh. she will study sophomore English or chemistry at the Um- versity of Washington. (Second Reed scholarship.) JUDITH ANN EBY, 18, Olym- pia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Myrl Eby. A 1963 graduate ot Irene S. Reed. she plans to study medicine at U of W. LOREN WILLIAM GEE. 18, ShclLon, sm o z', andMr, Glenn Gee. A 1963 graduate of h'ene S. Reed. he plans to study forestry a Washington State University. DONNA GOFF, 17, McCleary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Golf, a foreman at McCleary Ply- wood. A 1963 graduate of Elms High School, she plans to study science at Western Washington State College. DAVID OSTERBERG, 20, Mon- Lesano, son of Mr. and l,{rs. Da- vid Osterberg. A 1961 graduate oI lrontesano' High School, he plans t to study foreign trade at the Uni- versity of Stockhohn. GERALD B. PARKS, 17, Shel- ton, son of M:r. and Mrs. Bartlett Parks, rip and trim drop orter operator at Sawmill Two. A 1963 graduate of Irene S. Reed, he plans to study at the U of W. ROBERT SPOONER, 16, Grape* view. son ,of Mr .and Mrs. /ill; iam Spooner. A 1963 graduate o North Mason High Sclmol, he plans to attend Reel College, Port- land, and study engineering, MARIAN SVlNTH, 1:8, Monte- sand, daughter of M'. iind Mrs. Floyd Svinth. A 1962 graduate o Montesano High Sch(ol, she is studying nutrition at WSU. Former Shelton students who re- ceived awards tlrough the Seattle scholarship board are Kenneth R. ,Alexander, :{ichacl D. tkulson, I and David tL Oswald,