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6, 1963 SHELTON--MASON COUNTY JOURNAL--Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington PAGE 3 Picture 1890 &hool Dedication HOOD CANAL SCHOOL HEWS i ii( i i! -&SSThis old picture shows the first school built in the Matlock School was near the site of the School and the new build- er construction. Left to right in arl Ford, Judd Simmons, Andrew of God's care. Which show mlng all drug de. are entitled? can be listed. free to our you an an- m today and It's free. aoneyl Square PP'S ill Store " Railroad 426-4642 With the start of a new school building for the Mary M. Knight School at Matlock. the school an- nual this year carries a section on the history of the school. Included is a picture of the first class in the first school built ix 1890. Carl W. Hoisington, a teacher at the school the past year. has w?itten an article on what prob- ably happened at the dedication of the first school. By Carl Wl Hoisington Foremost in the minds of pion- eers in this country after prepar- ing a suitable family shelter was the building of a school in order that their children might read the word of God and be properly educated to fulfill their obliga- tions as citizens m a wgorous and growing democracy. In that. re- spect, the first settlers of the Mat- lock area conformed to the gen- eral pattern by erecting a sub- stantial log schoolhouse in the year 1890. IT WAS NOT necessary to fin- ance the building by floating a bond issue the lush forests ha'd not yet been violated by the hand of man and there was no shortage of suitable materials. Abundant timber was growing on the build- ing site and perhaps none of the logs had to be transported more than a few hundred yards. With the usual pioneer spirit of com- munity cooperation and the use of a few common tools such as the axe, saw and adz, the construction of an adequate school for that ALITY EQUaPMENT EQUIPIgENT LY OPERATED Sharp, Louis Linton, James White, Charley Ford, Bill Bither, Susie Carstairs, Bessie Ford, Dave Carstairs, Nellie Endicott, Verne Endicott and Hannah Linton. Standing in the doorway is the teacher, Miss Cora Gilutccha. (Photo courtesy of Mary M. Knight School) period was not an insurmouhtable problem. There must have been rejoicing wh-en the school building was final- ly completed and ready for occu- pancy. Certainly there was some sort of dedication ceremony and it is only through pensive reflec- tion of the imagination that we may reconstruct what likely took place on that momentous occasmn. since the adults who participated have long ago passed to the Great beyond. Old trunks were opened up and suits packed in moth balls were removed, aired and tidied up a bit: the ladies pressed their pleated skirts, blouses and leg of mutton sleaves -doubtless many wore bus- tles as such attire was still in vogue. Transportation was on foot. or on horseback: perhaps the more affluent arrived by buggy or some other horse-drawn vehicle much to the envy of their less for- tunate neighbors. TttE PROGRAM surely opened with everyone standing to sing the Star--Spangled Banner. follow- ed by a prayer of dedication and thanksgiving. After a couple of hymns sung to the accompaniment of a parlor organ, there would have been talks by one or more comrmmity leaders, a local belle sang Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair. or some other Steven Fos- ter favorite and some friglened and self-conscious youn;sr, er re- cited Patrick Henry's famous speech or Lincoln's Gettysbm'g Ad- dress in a halting and stuttering voice. A closing hymn and prayer would have concluded the formal ceremonies. The pioneers had apatites and it was unthinkable that any such affair should terminate without a sumptuous banquet served by the ladies, each striving to outdo the others in the preparation of tasty pies, cakes, and other pastries. Of course there were huge platters of roast vemson, stuffed chick- ens or wildfowl, baked salmon and possibly some bear steaks. In ad- dition there would be all varieties of fresh and home-canned veget- ables, salads, jellies, sweet spiced and sour pickles, mountains of mashed potatoes, bowls of rich gravy and fresh loaves of aromatic bread. s Up To More Efficient IJ00e ,0f Your Power Dollar long carried out by your P.U.D. mportant things brings assures you of fewer a your power service. , 4-H NEWS Shelton" Valley Clovers The hclton Valley Clovers 4-H Club met May 16 at the home of Mrs. E. Evers, their leader. The camp theme this year is "Anything Can Happen". "A skit and chaperones were discussed. The meeting was adjourned and refreshments served. A good game of baseball was played and en- joyed. The next meeting will be held June 6 at the home of David and Patsy Miltenberger. Chuck Brown. reporter Little Egypt Sew & Sews The Little Egypt Sew and Sews 4'-H club meet May 22 at the home of Mrs. John MacRae. The meeting was called to order by vice president Karen Sterquist in the absence of the president. For the benfit of the members the secretary read the dates and atten'dance of ali the member's previous meetings. "vVe discussed several ways we might earn money for camp fees. The meeting was closed with the flag salute and 4-H pledge. In honor of our only graduate, who wasn't at the meeting, we had a piece of cake and a glass or' vunch. Graduation For Ninth Grade Students Is Held At Hoodsport School Wednesday Night GRADUATION Graduation exercises for the 9th grade students were held Wednes- day at Hoodsport School. Gradua- tion began at 8 p.m. Rev. Wallace Belt gave the in- vocation. Robert Smith handed out the diplomas. Linda LaBisoniere was Vale- dictorian of the class, and Dianna Timm was Salutatorian. J. W. Goodpaster, County Snp- erintendent of Schools, was speak- er. After the ceremonies a dance was held at Holiday Beach for the graduates. Their parents sponsored the dance. * * END OF SCHOOL This week will end a very suc- cessful school year, however, some things must be done to make it complete. It is necessary that all lunch bills be paid in full as well as any book fines for lost or damaged books. Report cards will be held from students who have not taken care of their financial obligations by June 7. The school library is misqing li- brary books and many National Geographic folders that were bound by the College Place Bind- ery. These books and folders are plainly marked as property of Hood Canal District No. 404 and we would very much like to have them returned. Due to the action of the State Legislature regarding the financ- ing of school districts it will be necessary for this district to change some practices. 1. By school board action it was deemed necessary that next year the school district will no longer provide students with paper. 2. Each pupil in the school dist- rict will be assessed $1.20 for in- structional supplies that will in- clude scratch paper, penmanship paper, work book. etc. By law school districts are to run their hmch programs on a non-profit basis. This year with the rise in cost of food and kitch- en supplies we find our lunch pro- gram in the red. As a result of this deficit in the lunch program all school lunches will be raised five cents (5c) next fall. The school district thus far has hired two new teachers, Miss Gale Callanan to replace Mrs. Lou- ise Jackson and Clifton L. Coulter to handle the district's music pro- gram, replacing Dick Endicott. who has gained employment with the World Book Co. Applicants are being" interview- ed to fill the primary position at Hoodsport and the eighth grade teacher-coach opening at the Hood Canal Junior High. $ $ OPEN HOUSE May 31 the sixt.h graders at Lower Skokomish had open nbuse  for their parents. As the parents arrived they were guided to the 6th grade room to look at their children's work. Then they went to Mrs. Ross' room for a talk and demonstration on the S.R.A. road- ing lab system. Susie feDowell and Susie Morris served coffee and cookies. SAFETY PATROL DAY Supt. John Pill spent Sat1Jrday at Santa Fair with the Hood Can- al Bus Patrol at the annual school Safety Patrol Day. On short no- tice. six of the nine patrolmen were able LO make the trip. They were Julie McKasson. Diane WaN let. Gary Bryant Pattie Bour- gault, Ricky Anderson and Don- ald Rollevson. All students were treated to rides, lunch and a cir- cus, SIIELTON JOURNAL STAFF Our school's Shclton Journal staff for this semester is thank- ful for having the opportunity to write for the paper. Donna Reed, Sandi Smith and Mary Walmsley write the general news, while the sports news was covered by Peter Cossette. SPORTS Hood Canal sports participation this year held an all-time high. In the seventh and eighth grade basketball season ]2 boys turned out for the full season. In the seventh and eighth grade football 25 boys Participated. In the sev- enth and eighth grade baseball 20 boys turned out. For track season nine boys helped us set a school record. In the ninth grade basket- ball 12 boys turned ouL..This made a total of 78 boys who turned out for sports, although 30 boys went in two m' more sports, which left a total of 48 different boys partic- ipating in sports. -We have 65 boys in our Junior High giving us a. 74 percent participation. GIRLS LEAGUE ELECTIONS May 31 the Hood-Canal Girls' League held its spring elections. The new officers for next year are: President, Mary %Valmsey; Vice President. Susan Johnson Secretary, Donna Reed; Treasurer Bonnie Allen Each of the nomi- nated girls made a speech on why ira they wanted the offices. A candfe n eigltt ceremony followed installa- M tion of the-new officers. A gift was presented to Mrs. McDowell for her help as our ad- visor for the year. Mrs. Jackson was also presented with a going away gift. a What's Doing Among Our SERVICEMEN .======mNmum=nt= ==lmm. I ==mu=l Frank G. Lentz, seaman ap- prentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Lentz, Shelton, is in the Caribbean aboard the at- tack transport USS Rankin. The Rankin is part of Amphibious Squadron 10, which includes sev- eral amphibious ships engaged in training and exercises. Army PYL. Dennis S. Gray com- pleted a five-week aircraft main- tenance course at The Aviation Center, Fort Rucker. Ala.,J in early May. His father. Odell L. Gray, lives in Shelton. Larry D. Chapman. aviation or- dinance third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Chapman, Shel- ton, serving" aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea on a goodwill cruise to Australia recently participated in the 21st annual celebration held in Sunday to commemorate the Battle of the Coral Sea. The Allied victory in the famed Coral Sea battle is credited with stopping the Japan- ese advance in the Pacific in World War II and s an annual celebration in Australia. S/SgL. John W. Hoffman Clayton, N. M., has arrived at Williams Air- Force Base. Ariz. for assignment with an Air Training Command unit. The sergeant is the son of Mrs. Wilma DeLong, Shelton. Larry D. Chapman, aviation or- dnanceman third class USN. son of Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Chapman, Shelton, is serving aboard the at- tack aircraft carmer USS Coral Sea on a goodwill cruise to Aus- tralia recently participated in the 21st annual celebration held in Sydney to commemorate the Bat- tie of the Coral Sea. The Allied victory in the famed Coral Sea battle is credited with stopping the Japanese advance in the Pacific in World War II and is an annual celebration in Aus- tralia. O LUMBER HARDWARE PAINTS REMEMBERED--We'eaths were placed at the base of Shelton Memorial Cemetery flagpole during Memorial Day ceremonies last Thursday in remem- brance of the sacrifices made by American war veterans. Here Agnetha Whiting salutes the flag after placing a memorial wreath in behalf of the Gold Star Mothers. Standing at the right are Jack G='ay, master of ceremonies for the program, and Boyd Rozen of Montesano. Memorial Day speaker, who reminded those attending they should remem- ber the freedom of expression enjoyed Americans to disagree with their elected officials, to attend Grange Hews Progress Grange met recently with the Shetton Valley Grange visitors putting on the memorial servme as the program. The group will hold one meet- ]ng a month for the duration o: the summer with the next meet- ing June 14 Chet and N o rm a Richardson have been selected by Progress as delegates to the state meeting in Port Angeles. Journal Want Ads Pay A .PERFE(T GIFT FOR the church of their choice, and the many other American freedoms were bought at high prices by those who gave their lives fighting for them, The Rev. Mark Weichmann gave the invocation, music for the program was played by a Shelton school band, a volley of 3 rifle shots was fired by a Shelton National Guard firing squad, and taps was played by Phil Cramer, Shelton high senior. 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