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June 10, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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June 10, 1971

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Jury In Acc" (Continued from Page !) toward a gate wluch openeO onto a walkway to his grandparent's home. As he was crossing the road, he was struck by a pick-up driven by Sarkowitz which was passing the stopped school bus. The accident happened along the Skokomish Valley Road. The boy, Correa said, suffered a skull fracture and other injuries. He was given emergency treatment at the scene by Dr. Boy N. Collier, then taken to Shelton General Hospital where additional emergency treatment was given and he was then transferred to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma. Sarkowitz testified that at the time of the accident, he was on his way home to his residence in the Skokomish Valley just beyond the York residence. He stated he started passing the bus only after he made certain the stop sign and stop lights were not in operation, and, that the boy darted from in front of the school bus into the path of his vehicle and that he did nctt have time to stop. Sarkowitz is represented by James Healy, Tacoma attorney, and Spaulding by Ralph Swanson, Olympia attorney. Spaulding testified he had been a school bus driver for nine years at the time of the accident, and, that he was certain the stop sign and stop ligtkts were operating when he stopped the bus when the Johnson boy and the York girls got off the bus. Members of the jury are Frances Stevens, Donald Beeber, Clyde Fagergren, Lola Stroud, Jane White, Arthur Christensen, Jeannine Weidman, Myrtle Johnson, Norma Larson, Geraldine Creamer, Marie Kneeland and Harley Stickley. Projects Held Up Of Fund Lack Five state park sites planned for development or acquisition during the 1971-73 biennium in Mason County were pushed to the back burner by the State Parks and Recreation Commission when the legislature refused to fund them. Development of a marine park at Stretch Island, acquired two years ago, is stymied for another two years. The commission's budget request was $54,000 for dredging and filling the beach, installing a water system, and providing 20 picnic tables and stoves. A bequest from the estate of Harvey L. Rendsland of eight acres of shoreline at Jiggs Lake on Tahuya Peninsula was accepted by the commission, but failed of funding. Development cost was estimated at $20,143. This would have provided picnic and play areas, car-top boat launching, parking areas, and pit toilets. The lake is suitable for swimming and bank fishing. Another funding failure put on ice is a program for acquiring property for three other recreation sites which the commission approved last October. These were: 1. The Nalley Farm of 900 acres with 5,400 feet of frontage on Hood Canal and 12,000 feet on the Skokomish River. The site would be used a.waterfowl sanctuary and nature preserve witta ~lM~er~,ckin~ camping, and boating facilities, " 2. McMicken Island on Case Inlet adjacent to Harstine Island, containing 11 acres, 3,000 feet of salt water frontage, proposed for a pleasure boat mooring site with picnic facilities and trails. 3. Fudge Point on the eastern side of Harstine Island, 141 acres with 3,000 feet of salt water frontage, proposed for picnicking, camping, beachcombing, and boating. Mason County state camp patrons got one break out of the late lamented legislative session, which appropriated $14,690 for replacement of a decrepit bridge over Little Mission Creek at Belfair State Park. This was one of only 15 urgent park projects funded in the entire state. Roger E. Holmes, Olympia, has been awarded a contract for the construction of a new bridge over Mill Creek on the Arcadia Road, the State Highway Department announced this week. His bid on the project was $111,046.50. The new bridge will be built about 50 or 60 feet north of the present bridge. The old bridge will remain open during the construction work. The project also includes about one half mile of approaches. Tribal Meeting The annual meeting of the Samish Indian Tribe will be held at 1 0 a.m. June 27 at the Swinomish Tribal Community Center at LaConner. Th~erc will be election of offioers and discussion of business important to the tribe. Kiwanis Meeting Dr. Romeo J. Conca will be the speaker at the Shelton Kiwanis Club luncheon June 15. He will present a program on "Phantastica". LT. CMDR. ALLAN L. EATON receives congratulations from Rear Admiral George P. Steele, Commander Antisubmarine Warfare Group FOUR, upon receiving the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Eaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Jacobson, Aberdeen, was cited for his outstanding naval service while serving as Assistant Naval Attache, London, England. Present for the ceremony was Eaton's wile, Joan. Eaton nted Award For Navy Activities Lt. Cmdr. Allan L. Eaton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Jacobson, Aberdeen, was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal in cer-monies held in the cabin of R ar Admiral George P. Steele, Commander Antisubmarine Warfare Group Four recently. Presentation of the medal was made to Lt. Cmdr. Eaton by R. Adm. Steele aboard the carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11), the Command's flagship. Lt. Cmdr. Eaton serves as Aide and Flag Secretary for the Admiral's staff. Lt. Cmdr. Eaton received the medal for "exceptionally meritorious service while assigned to the Defense Attache Office, London, England, from July 1967 to June 1970. Lt. Cmdr. Eaton joined the Navy in 1948 and is married to the former Miss Joan Moran of Shelton. They have four children, Kimerlie, Holly, Allan 1I and Michael. The Eatons make their home at 65 Oakdale Road, North Kingstown, R.I. In The Interim Legislative Transportation Committee of the State Legislature and the State Highway Commission are considering three additions to the State ttighway system in Mason County under legislation Wrong Name Was Given The name of the family for whom the Shelton High School carpentry class will build a house during the coming year was given incorrectly in The Journal last week. The .D~avid "Kil~t family were selected as the successful applicants. The name given last week was Dick Krite. sponsored by State Rep. gaul Conner. The committee will conduct studies and surveys necessary to evaluate whether the three sections of what are now county roads should be part of the state system. County highway officials said all three of the sections of road, which includes the Victor Cut-Off Road, the Purdy Cut-Off Road, and the road from Highway 101 to the Washington Corrections Center, now carry far more state than local traffic. The Victor Cut-Off road connects Highway 3 and Highway 302. ....... The Purdy Cut-Off Road connects Highway 101 and Highway 106. to my husband, Jim Lowery upon receiving his degree in Computer.Programming. Superior Court Judge Frank Baker granted a temporary injunction, with reservations, in the case of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kerr against Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nicklaus. The Kerrs had sought the injunction to stop the Nicklauses from allowing their sons and the City Street Job Bid Opening The Shelton City Commission set 11 a.m. June 28 for opening bids on the improvement of San Joaquin Ave., which is being done under the Urban Arterial program, with most of the money being provided by the state. The project will provide an improved route up Capitol Hill. The bid opening was set on the recommendation of City Engineer Howard Godat, who told the commission the plans and specifications for the project were completed and it was ready for bid. Godat said there were about 20 blocks for the LID street paving program in the city this summer. He stated the absolute cut off date for property owners ' to get their streets included in the program would be June 22. Fire Chief Allan Nevitt reported his department was planning to burn an abandoned house at the end of Third St. Wednesday night. He also reported fire works permits had been approved for the Jaycees and the Nimrod Club. Information for an ordinance increasing water and sewer rates in the city was given to City Attorney B. Franklin Heuston who was asked to prepare the ordinance for a first reading at the commission meeting next Tuesday. Plans for the rate increase were announced last week. The proposed increase on the basic rate would be from $2 to $2.50 for water and from $2.50 to $3.50 for sewers. other members of a rock music group to which they belong from practicing at the Nicklaus residence in the Grapeview area. Judge Baker granted the injunction, but, provided in it the boys can practice for not more than two hours at a time no more often than twice a week. The order also provides there will be no practice after 10 p.m. and that the Kerrs must be given at least three hours notice when a practice session is to be held. The judge also stated amplification of the music must be kept at a minimum consistant with getting desired effect and quality. In making his ruling, Judge Baker commented he was holding that the musical practice sessions were a nuisance, but, that he was not going to enjoin the boys from a legal activity. The court was told the practice sessions were held in the guest house at the Nicklaus home. The family lives on a 10-acre tract in the Grapeview area with the Kerrs as their neighbors. Affadavits filed in the case by both sides were diametrically opposed, Judge Baker commented, with one side saying the noise was so loud a radio could not be heard two feet away, and, the other stating the noise did not bother at all. The noise level is probably somewhere in between, the judge commented. In his comments along with the ruling, Judge Baker said facts indicate the boys have a band and that they do practice at the Nicklaus residence, but, it is not clear how often practice sessions are held. He also commented that modern music as played by young people is noisy and is loud and is ' perhaps offensive to some of the older people. Amplification of the music is necessary to get the desired sound and balance the court also commented. The temporary injunction, with the exceptions allowing for practice times, will be in effect until the case is heard and a decision made on the permanent injunction asked by Mr. and Mrs. Kerr. T 1-11 4x8x5/8" ROUGH SAWED SPECIAL SHEET See it today at e 1332 Olympic Hwy. S. 426-4522 IB lib SAVE for them . or for sudden sur # get help at Simpson Employee Federal Credit THE FAMILY STORE AND CATALOG ORDER CENTER I During Our 7ttl Anniversary Sale ED HENRY 1027 Fairmont, Shelton -- Recliner ROBERT G. SMITH Rt. 1 Box 698, Shelton, Boys Bicycle MARTIN CRABTREE Rt. 1, Box 109, Elma Girls Bicycle ~ilil ............. MASON COUNTY P.U.D. No. 3 i=dwin Taylor, President Harold W. Parker, Vice President jack Cole, Secretary jerry Samples, Manager IilMI 5th and Phone'426 Membership Open Retired Simpson Employees a Ken Fredson, Each member by Administrator, National Credit 321 Railroad Ave 426-3515 2 Shelton-Mason County Journal Thursday, June 10 1971