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June 10, 1971

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The board instructed Supt. Louis Grinnell to prepare a resolution for action at the July board meeting placing a levy on the ballot Sept. 21, the date of the primary election this fall. The levy would raise $237,000 for the maintenance and operation of the district. Grinnell told the board 57.96 per cent of the money, or $137,000 would be available for use by the district during the 1971-72 school year. This represents the amount which would be collected in first half tax collections, which are due the end of April. The remainder would not be collected until after the new budget year for the district started in July, 1972 and would be available for the 1972-73 school year. The funds would be used to increase teacher's salaries, and to hire additional personnel, including a cumculum director, an elementary music teacher and a girl's counselor for the junior high school. The proposal the board is considering is the same as one which was recommended by the Citizen's Advisory Committee at the May board meeting. At the May meeting, there had been some question as to whether it would be legal to use money from special levy passed in September for teacher salary increases during the 1971-72 school year. GrinneU told the board he believed it would be legal to use the money for that purpose, but, that he had no opinion in writing to the effect and could not say positively there would be no council Monday night Chairman Theodore Pulsifer reported that he had written to Secretary Morton asking that his department help the tribe to locate documents establishing the Indian claim to jurisdiction over the entire river. Also requested was a copy of the original Point-No-Point Treaty of 1855 whereby Indian lands were ceded by the Skokomish and other lower Puget Sound tribes in return for reservation lands, fishing and hunting rights, and other considerations including schools and health care. "We must find out wl}y the reservation has been cut down since the signing of the treaty," Pulsifer said. "We should see about a survey to locate the original reservation boundary markers at Union and Lilliwaup." The council has contacted George Dysart, assistant regional solicitor for the Portland office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, about the Rasmussen case. Mike Taylor of Legal Services in Seattle has also conterred with the tribal council. "We should have a talk with Start Pitkin, U. S. District Attorney in Seattle, and see if he will take the case for us and do what he can," Pulsifer said. The Rasmussen citation has not been filed in the U. S. District Court at Tacoma. Neither the clerk of that court nor the office of the Assistant U. S. District Attorney in Tacoma had any information about the case. The superintendent of the Western Washington Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Everett reported the case is still being reviewed by the solicitor of the B.I.A. in Portland. Text of the chairman's letter to Secretary Morton is as follows: "I am enclosing accounts of our recent dispute with the Washington Game Department concerning the boundary of the Skokomish Reservation and jurisdiction over the Skokomish River. This latest incident is one of a series of similar disputes that ees Iven a liaison and assistance to Jaycee Chapters and the, State Organization. Dick Wonner was awarded the first runner up for the Roger E. Werner Award for outstanding service in all areas as a first year Jaycee. He was also awarded SPOKE of the quarter for Outstanding participation. of The chapter received several awards in its population division, including second in international relations, secondin chapter management and leadership training, second in youth assistance, second in governmental affairs, second in ways and means and first in community involvement. The Shelton Chapter was named the outstanding chapter in its population division and was question. If the levy passed Sept. 21, it would make the money available before the adoption of the final budget the !ast of September. Two representatives of the High School Drill Team appeared at the meeting to request the board to provide funds for a drill team teacher and a tape recorder for the class. They stated a volunteer teacher had handled the program this year and that a borrowed tape recorder had been used. The board received resignations from Irene Burright and Margaret Baldwin, teachers at Garrett Heyns High School. Both are retiring at the end of this school year. Resignations were also received from Raymond O'Brien, custodian at Bordeaux School and Barbara Ward, a bus driver. The board agreed to grant a one-year leave of absence to Mrs. will ultimately have to be settled in a federal court. ''Unfortunately, the Skokomish tribe has not, in the past, kept records of many important transactions and correspondences so that we find ourselves without the documents pertinent to our case. It is, for example, believed that an earlier court case settled the matter of the river, but we have no written record of it. "We have contacted the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but their records are incomplete and we are told that many of the records were forwarded to Washington, D.C. "We would greatly appreciate the assistance of your office in locating any documents and records that might be relevant to this case, including a copy of the original Point-No-Point treaty with amendments and a description or map of the original boundaries of the Skokornish Indian Reservation and any subsequent changes in their location. Thank you very much." awarded the Division II Giessen Gier award. Attending the state convention from the Shelton chapter were Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Andres, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Grimm, Kurt Criner, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Plews, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Strachila, Vern St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Swartos and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Wonner. Luanna Day, a first grade teacher at Evergreen School, with the stipulation she would be reemployed for the following year ~f a position was available. John Ireland, presently superintendent of the White River School District at Buckley was hired as principal ofGarrett Heyns High School at the Washington Corrections Center. He succeeds George Hermes, who is retiring at (Please turn to Page 5) The resignations of two Mason County Sherlff's have been requested as the result of an incident in which a third deputy was struck in the leg by a .22 caliber bullet, Sheriff John Robinson said Wednesday. Robinson said investigation by his department indicated Deputies John Hays and Fred ttadden had been guilty of failing to follow fire arms t',andling regulations in transfering a loaded gun from one person to another without inspecting it. The incident in which Deputy Brian Shoening was struck in the leg by a .22 caliber magnum bullet from a double barrel derringer owned by Hadden, occured in the jail area about 6 a.m. Tuesday. Sheening is in Mason General ttospital where he had surgery to remove the bullet from the fleshy part of his thigh. Robinson said investigation of the incident by his department indicated that Sheening and ttadden, who had been on patrol duty, had returned to the jail area about (~ a m. llays wa!~ handling the radio dispatcher duties while Hadden was out on patrol. Hadden and Shoening were putting their guns in a cabinet in compliance with regulations when in the jail area. One of the guns was the .22 caliber derringer Hadden was JERRY SWARTOS, right," president, and Bob Strachila, left internal vice-president of the Shelton Jaycees display their outstanding individual awards and the other chapter awards one at the State Jaycee Convention in Yakima recently. carrying. It had been unloaded and the three deputies were discussing the small gun, investigation revealed, and, had inspected it. ttadden reloaded the gun and laid it on a counter preparing to put it away, the investigation showed. In answer to a question from Hays as to where he carried the gun, lladden picked up the loaded gm~ and dropped it into ttays' shirt pocket, the investigation showed. Hays commented he did not believe that was a very good place to carry the gun, removed it and put it in his trouser pocket, where, not realizing it had been reloaded, he pulled the trigger to see if it could be fired in the pocket, the investigation showed. The bullet from the gun struck Sheening who was stafiding in front of Hays. The small gun does not have a safety catch, the investigation showed, its only safety feature being a hard trigger pull. Robinson met with Hays and Hadden Wednesday afternoon and asked both for their resignations. He stated if they did not resign, both would be suspended until a hearing before the County Civil Service Board could be held. Robinson suspended Hays from duty with the department's patrol division and assigned him to civilian duty in the jail immediately after the incident Tuesday, pending completion of the investigation. The investigation was completed Tuesday. In Case A Mason County Superior Court jury this week is hearing a personal injury suit in which $40,000 in addition to medical bills is being sought by the parents of a boy who was struck by a pick-up while crossing the road after getting off the school bus. The parents Mr. and Mrs. Arvid H. Johnson are seeking the damages for the injuries to their son, Shawn, from Bole Sarkowitz, driver of the pick-up, and F. E. Spaulding, driver of the school bus. In testimony in the case, Sarkowitz contends the stop sign and flashing red stop lights on the bus were not on when he went around it, Spaulding contends they were. Glenn Correa, attorney for Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, outlined what had happened in his opening statement in which he said Shawn, who was at the time of the accident Sept. 27, 1968, was six years old, got off the bus when it stopped at the driveway of the Roy York residence, and that he had crossed in front of the bus and started across the road (Please turn to Page 2)