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June 17, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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June 17, 1971

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Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy Superior counts of robbery and three to begin separate counts of second degree trial of assault in connection with the Port incidents which happened in the )fry and Allyn area in the early morning charges hours of April 12. or this They have been in jail since that time. esday The three are accused of robbing and assaulting Richard Opp and Valley, William Austin Jr. and Selection Robert Schletty. being Kropp is represented by Shelton Attorney Jerry the three Whitcomb, Jackman by Olympia Ind the Attorney Don Ingersoll and Wood most by Olympia Attorney Fred and Gentry. ,ns in theA motion for separate trials for each of the three was heard aUngmen Monday and denied by Judge Separate Hewitt Henry, who is presiding at the trial. A motion by Gentry to supress evidence found in a search of Jackman's residence was heard Tuesday afternoon after the jury was selected. Gentry contended the search warrant, which had been signed by a Pierce County District Court Judge, was based on insufficient evidence. Being argued Wednesday was a motion by Ingersoll concerning photographs which were used in identifying the suspects in the case. The photographs were shown to the three victims and a witness by Deputy Sheriff Marvin Snyder, who was in charge of the investigation of the case. Jackman and Wood were arrested April 15 at Jackman's residence at Rt. 2, Box 409, Port Orchard. Kropp was arrested by Kitsap County authorities a few days later, tie was turned over' to Mason County authorities April 19. Hearings were also heard Monday on the admisability of statements given by Jackman and Kropp. Old Grocery Building Burned The Hoodsport Fire Department Tuesday night burned the building which had housed the Rest While Park Store. The building was scheduled for demolition and was burned at the request of the owners. The Shelton School Board adopted salary schedules for teachers for the coming school year at a special meeting at noon Wedn,'sd:W. The boaru adopted two separate salary scheduled, one to be in effect if a proposed special levy on the ballot Sept. 21 passes and a second if it does not. The salary schedule which will be in effect if the levy is not passed includes an increase of $60 from $6,500 to $6,560 in the base step on the schedule and provided increases of between $50 and $100 for all steps on the schedule. The alternate schedule, which will be in effect if the levy is not passed includes an increase of $60 from $6,500 to $6,560 in the base step on the schedule and provided increases of between $50 and $100 for al! steps on the schedule. The alternate schedule, which will be in effect if the levy passes and it is legally permissable to use funds from the levy in the school budget year which will have started when it goes into effect, provides for a base salary for a beginning teacher of $6,825.- compared to $(~,500 on the present salary schedule. The alternate schedule provides a top step of $1/,807 compared to $11,245 on the pr~,ac,t ,~ai,tr} schedule. The salary schedules adopted by the 'school board were negotiated between Supt. Louis Grinnell and members of the Shelton Education Association negotiating team. The proposals were approved in a vote by the SEA membership. A statement adopted by the board along with the salary schedules said in part "the salary schedule, to be known as Schedule B, at a base salary of $6,825 with the present index will go into effect if a levy is passed and it is legally possible to pay salaries from this schedule during the 1971-72 school year If a levy passes and it is not legally possible to pay on Schedule B during the 1971-72 school year, Schedule B will be considered in effect when negotiations begin for the 1972-73 school year and any salary increases mandated by the Legislature during their 1972 session will be in addition to Schedule B." Other provisions of the agreement call for an increase in the district's contribution to l,.alkh i~aauiaacc toi tcadtcrs of $15 each. Also provided is that the district will employ a curriculum director, one elementary level vocal music teacher, one remedial reading teacher for elementary Two Mason County Sheriff's deputies will go to Grant County this weekend to assist Grant County officials in handling an anticipated rock festival there. Sheriff John Robinson said he was sending two men in response to an appeal for assistance from the (;rant County Sheriff. Robinson said he would send more assistance in answer to the request, but, that he was short of men. grades and a girls' counselor for the junior high if a special levy is passed before Oct. 1 of this year. The agreement also provides for four part days for curriculum development during the next school year. Students will be dismissed for these sessions. It also establishes a committee of teachers and administrators to ' study class loads and submit a recommendation before April 1, 1972. He stated one deputy had resigned and another was under suspension as the result of an incident last week. Another deputy is off duty recovering from a gun shot wound in his leg as the result of the same incident.' Two deputies are on vacation, Robinson said, and two others are tied up in a criminal trial which is being held in Mason County Superior Court this week. the United States Postoffice To prepare for the celebrationtop) 4 x 13 inches. 2-sided banner. There was no wire ~g~e~,~,,. ~ ~ ~ .... tch Department will be taken over by which will inaugurate the new era, 6 vertical strips, 9~ x 12 handy and no place to hang it, $~" * * , *v~e ~a!~ l: " ~ ~ ~ ~' } is the U. S. Postal Service, the brand all postmasters have received a kit inches, anyway, so the banner was pasted -- '. ~ ,~ ~ "J~; J ~{ ~,'-~ ~ .'nt, new corporation which will apply of display materials and a sizeable 2 12-inch circular discs to the wall over the patrons ....v'~'lr~ ~.. ~ ~ *t ~ .... ~ .ority, modern business methods to thebooklet of directions and 2 Postal Service Day seals, 12 boxes, where one side got ~.~.~ .......... rsday, " as ---,~ x 13 inches, excellent exposure, over ~ g~,-~ ~t~,,.,.~,; e ~ d e p artment established by. suggestmns containing "ide veto "a~t! b~,~ ..... ~ ~ ~ ~ Benjamin Franklin, the firstcan use to create Postal Service U0on Which Postmaster General, in 1776. DaY excitement." kl~ The overall dimensions of the W he n it was all , / "~"~*.*~,* , Potlatch post office lobby are 17 Postmaster Larson graciously W !~r:~a! ieSyCnu~ lPl " atr {i ........ ..... ..... ~ you'r e~: feet 10 inches by 8 feet 6inches. served tea to her helpers, one of r o However, the front entrance is set whom just happened to be a ,, .~. front e obby into an into the front wall of the lobby so photographer. inviting information and that only about half of the lobby The only public expense hospitality ,center on Postal is a full 8 feet 6 inches in width. incurred, aside from the cost of Service day, postmasters are The other half, between the the posters was that incurred for -- ili advised.when Postmaster Dorothy window, is 5 feet 8 inches wide. scotch tape. ..... ~ entrance and the postmaster's apProximately 188 inches of ~ Belle Larsoh of Potlatch opened The ceilings are 9 feet high.Postmaster Larson reported i ........... . ............. 1 ~ her kit, she was mildly How and where would wholehearted cooperation from | ~ i iflabergasted at the discrepancy Postmaster Larson ever put all her neighbors in plans for the day. between the size of the kit and those posters in her tiny lobby? It Hood Canal Boy Scouts will raise ~,-~z~c,~,,~,~ ~ the dimensions of her postoffice looked like an impossible job, but and lower the postoffice flag on ~*: she decided to try. July 1 and help the postmaster ~*~'~ ~ }i ~i~ lobby. The materials supplied are:After all, there was the serve refreshments. ' 16 different 12 x 18 inch tradition of the U.S.P.O.D. that The Potlatch Woman's Club photographs with captions the mail must go through. If the will. also assist the hostess by showing men and women performing their new U. S. Postal Service tasks. 1 thematic banner, 10 x 75 inches, to help the public learn more about how Postal Service people do their jobs. 4 full-color Historic Stamp posters, 30 x 40 inches, including a commemorative stamp for Postal Service Day. 1 over-the-wire 2-sided banner, 17% x 75 inches. 2 vertical posters, 25 x 36 inches 3 horizontal posters, 13 x 25 inches. 4 wall streamers (or counter lie Larson of Potlatch takes a before tackling the job of r to herald Postal Service Day on swift couriers have never been providing cookies and serving. , Postmaster Frank McGuire of daunted by rain, hail, sleet, snoW or dark of night, why give up when faced by a blizzard of red, white, and blue posters'? With the help of a couple of public spirited citizen volunteers, Postmaster Larson started posting her bills. Two step ladders and a Shelton is planning an appropriate display in his postoffice, with considerably more wall area to WOrk with, on Postal Service Day. Postmasters of three other Mason County postoffices are attending the convention of the large dispenser of scotch tapeNational Association of were moved into position. Not much more than an hour U p o n t h e i r r e t u r n, later every scrap of paper hadPostmastersWanda Nielsen of been pasted to the walls, doors, Union, Betty Goodpaster of and some of the windows. Not artL..OOdsport, and Faith Evans of single item was left in the boX. flliwaup are also expected to The only piece not fully Plan their Postal Service Day displayed was the over-the-wire Celebrations. Postmasters in Spokane this week SUCCESS CROWNS Postmaster Larson's effort to "create excitement" with the contents of the Postal Service Day kit supplied by the new corporation which will bring modern merchandising methods to the nation's postoffices.