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June 3, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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( !!~ ii!i, ~ iiI 1971 T % !;:.i~ ~: ;~ ...... ,,,..,,~ THIS VAN ENDED UP on its side at Front and Pine Sts. about 11:30 a.m. last Thursday. The Shelton Police Department had no report on the accident. The vehicle was apparently being towed through Shelton by the Swan Pacific Wrecking Co. of Port Orchard and overturned when the wheels came off. Shelton Auto Parts was called to use its wrecker to right the vehicle and put it back on the dolly to continue its trip wherever it was going. Published nShelton Wa. Entered as second class matter at the post office at She ton, Wa 98584, 3 Sections - 24 Pages under act of Mar. 8,'1879. Published week y, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 227 w. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy Commencement exercises and Baccalaureate Services for the 234 graduating seniors from Shelton High School are being planned. Baccalaureate services will be Two fires during the past week have done extensive damage to homes in Shelton, the city fire department reported. A fire which occured about 2 a.m. Tuesday did about $5,000 damage to a house at 1507 Center St. owned by Hazel Ventsent, Elma. The house was being rented by Jerry Ryckman, who was in the process of moving out at the time of the fire. The fire department also held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the High School Gymnasium under the sponsorship of the Mason County Ministerial Association. Speaker for the program will estimated about $2,000 done to contents of the home. Firemen said the blaze started on the first floor of the house and the damage was mostly to the inside. Fire which started about 1 a.m. last Wednesday did about $5,000 damage to the Charlie Smith residence, 1522 Ridge Rd. Firemen reported about " 0 contents of the $.,,00 damage to home also. be Larry Powell, a Shelton High School graduate who is now a student at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo. Powell graduated from Shelton High School in 1965. He was active in sports during his high school years and was student body president during his senior year. Following graduation from high school, he attended Pasedena Nazarene College, Pasadena, Calif. graduating from there in 1969. The high school band and choir will participate in the program with special music by the students. Commencement exercises will be at 7:30 p.m. June 9 in the High School Gym. Admission to the commencement program is by ticket only, high school officials said. Student speakers at the ceremonies will be Larry Olli. Gall HasBrouck, Dan Nye and Jerry Mann. ;~i~i: ~,l'+r i~ .......... !i (i erl ans ome ec The Mason County Sheriff's Office this week announced a new system of handling requests from property owners to keep an eye on their homes while they are on vacation. Officers said when a request is madt , there should be ~nf~, .nation :~s to the exact ' location ol the residence, a description of the residence, along with information on vehicles which will be left parked there and lights which will be left turned on and the dates the owners of the residences will be recorded in the Sheriff's officc, officers said. The property owner should call in to have the checks stopped as soon as he returns, officers said. The Sheriff's Office each year gets numerous calls from county residents who ask their property be checked while they are on vacation. The new system is intended to provide all the information needed and to assure the checks will be made by officers. gone The name of someone to School Board contact in case Of an emergency should also be provided, officers The Shelton School Board said. will have its June meeting at 8 The checks will be made days p.m. June 8 in the Evergreen and nights alternately and will be School Library. The Shelton City Commission is planning an ordinance for first reading next week or the following week to raise water and sewer rates to provide funds for revenue bonds to make needed improvements in the city water and sewer system. City Engineer Howard Godat said the proposal is to increase water rates from $2 to $2.50 for the basic residential rate with commercial rates to be increased proportionately. Sewer rates, he said, are proposed to be increased from $2.50 to $3.50 a month for a single family residence with proportionate increases for other users. Godat said the proposal also calls for revising the collection for motels and apartment houses to make the rates for them more equitable. The engineer told the commission the increased rates would allow the city to issue revenue bonds for about $400,000 worth of improvements in the water system and $000,000 worth of improvements in the sewer system. These funds, along with any federal fund grants which might be available and participation in some of the improvements by abutting property owners, would be used to make needed improvements and expansions of the city water and sewer system. Major projects in the water distribution system include an additional storage tank, additional water supplies and extension of distribution lines. The proposed projects in the sewer department include improvements in the sewage treatment plant, a new outfall line from the sewage plant into Oakland Bay and replacement of old sewer mains which are allowing an excessive amount of ground water to seep in. Excess flows of water during wet periods have caused problems for several years over loading the capacity of the sewage treatment plant. Some work has been done in improving old mains, but, more is needed to cut the flow of ground water into the sewer system down to keep the treatment plant within its capacity. The proposed improvements are some which were included in the comprehensive plan which was adopted by the commission with changes recommended by the City Planning Commission. Hearings on the plan have been held May 18 and 25 with final adoption at the meeting Tuesday. The commission approved hiring James Read as a city police patrolman. The action was on the recommendation of Police Chief Frank Rains. Read placed first in a recent city civil service examination. Second on the list is Mark Olivero and third is Robert Pacheco Jr. Rains reported the Police Department had received its new r, atrol car and that it was in operation. Fire Chief Allan Nevitt asked permission to purchase two additional radio receivers for his department. Four Men Arrested By Officers Four young men, three from Seattle and one from Port Angeles, were arrested by officers here last week as suspects in a rape case in Jefferson County. They were turned over to Jefferson County authorities after being held in Mason County Jail after their arrests. Arrested were Gary Dator, 19, 1265 Main St, Rm 23, Seattle; Steven Simpson, 21, 1121 B St., Port Angeles; Pedro Vega, 24, 1265 S. Main St, Rm 23, Seattle, and Harry Olsen, 18, 6350 Highpoint Dr., SW, Seattle. Mason County authorities were notified about 4:30 a.m. that four subjects in an orange and white van, who were suspects in a rape case in Jefferson County, were believed headed through Mason County. The vehicle was spotted on ttighway 101 south of Shelton at about 4:45 a.m., Mason and Thurston County deputies stopped the vehicle in the vicinity of Mud Bay The four men were arrested on a Jefferson County warrant and brought to the Mason County jail where they were held for Jefferson County authorities who arrived later in the day to pick them tip. Name Was Given Driver The name of the driver of the car which bumped a six-year-old boy at the Mt. View School grounds during a little league baseball game last week was given incorrectly in The Journal last week. The driver of the car was Mrs. Mel Matson, not Mrs. Mel Morgan as appeared. !!i the tremendous project. After inuch thought, he be said discussed tentative plans with psychologists and sociologists at the Corrections Center and found 1 support. Thus, four months ago, n!ighty first stirred the embryo brain-child now in its infancy. broughtViibsn' e Mike Gibson spoke to moremre P ople; meetings were held; of the ~ndeavand more meetings took place, or and more and more persons 3Uth of place became involved; ideas bloomed and blossomed. The snowball was rolling, flattening all problems in its path. "People," declares Mike Gibson, "have been just wonderful. Enthusiasm is terrific Sincere and cooperation overwhelming." would Not the least of the from encountered difficulties was the lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll IIIIIIlullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll high and high school age to help which will serve as a gathering Youth. Compensation - satisfaction pleasant place in which to meet Hours - from 4 p.m. until the and Friday, and all day -- agile body and elbow grease. The Inn Quest, Highway 101 South IIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii IIIIII acquisition of a suitable building. Room for dancing was a basic requirement. Although many possibilities were investigated none were quite right until the old Latter Day Saints Church at the corner of Highway 101 and Ellinor street was secured on May 15. "It is perfect for the purpose," states Gibson, "and our ideas have expanded to fit the building." Through contacts made by Dr. Sally Wing, psychiatrist at Washington Corrections Center, helpful advice was forthcoming from personnel of the Bremerton Youth Service, who have successfully sponsored the Midway Times. Bremerton's Youth Center. Local groups have traveled to visit and observe other youth centers now in operation. House rules, subject to changes when necessary, have been drawn up by a group amply represented by the young. An over-21 staff member will, with one or two assistants, be in attendance at all times. Comprising the staff will be those persons who have been working heretofore with the group and volunteers who have been accepted by the board and who have undergone an orientation. A Letter of Incorporation has been prepared. Registrants for Shelton Associa 3n for Youth [nc are Michael D. Gibson Robert Erhart. Dr. Sally Wing and Henry Gay. Administrative by-laws are now in the process of development. Throughout the summer. Inn Quest will be open on Fridays and on Saturdays, probably from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. Live music in the evening hours will vary from folk songs to rock to jazz. with possible jam sessions. A piano is but one of the many much-appreciated donations. Coffee and tea; soft drinks and snacks; recreational facilities; music and dancing and discussion, all offered in an atmosphere of relaxed and casual informality this is the aim of those who have brought Inn Quest to the brink of actuality. Michael Gibson was born in Vancouver, Washington and for two years attended Clark College. After graduation from Central Washington State College he returned to his home town, teaching there for two years before he came to Shelton. Inn Quest will soon open its doors in welcome, but not as a polished and perfected gem. Inn Quest is, rather, a diamond in the rough from which the young people of Mason County are free to fashion a jewel to their liking -- of themselves, by themselves and for themselves -.- with the aid, and the ~trusive and support of the cot PLANNING THE REMODELLING of one of the bare rooms at The Inn Quest that will soon be filled with the voices of Mason County young people left to ri ht: Linda Hovey, Robin Blanchard, Jane~n De Dave Dickinson Mike and Linda Gustafson.