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

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RESTFUL is the name for this picnic scene under the fir trees at Potlatch State Park. Hood Canal is in front of this party. I_Alliwaup and Potlach on the western shore of Hood Canal once hummed with the-activity of logging, steam- boating, and land speculation. Today these communities owe their existence chiefly to vacationists who fill numerous resorts during the sum- mer and shoreside home owners, many of whom spend the entire year on the canal. Commercial enterprise is mostly limited to services for these short and long term residents and oyster farm- ing and processing. Lilliwaup is five miles north of Hoodsport at the mouth of Lilliwaup Creek. Its name derives from an Indian word meaning "big bay and little bay." These sheltered inlets add beauty to its setting. A picnic ground, boat launching area, and a state-owned beach and tideland at- tract vistors. In the 1890's Lilliwaup had a rush of settlers who started to build a city. A hotel dating back to this boom remained for many years. Local legend has it that this establishment was run by a tempestuous character who was the original of Nor- man ReiUy Raine's "Tugboat Annie", a magazine fiction and screen heroine of the 1920's. Potlatch is located at the southern extremity of the canal three miles north of the junction of Highway 101 and State Route 106. The community is located on the site of the Potlatch House of the Skokomish tribe. Its name comes from the Indian name for their custom of exchang- ing gifts at a communal feast. Potlatch was the commercial headquarters of the Sko- komish Indian Reservation in the early days. During the steam logging epoch the Phoenix Logging Company was based there. This was a Shelton outfit which had large land and timber holdings around what later became Lake Cushman. Civic and social activities are centered at the Hood Canal Women's Clubhouse, a handsome, modern building fronting on Highway 101 in Potlatch, which serves groups with membership from several other Hood Canal com- munities. Prime attractions for vacationists are waterfront resorts, a state park, and a new "hydro-park" opened last year for either boaters or landlubbers. Components used in production of nuclear reactors for the AEC are among contracted items currently being turned out by Certified Manufacturing Company's machining plant at Sanderson Airport, Shelton. These are electrical feed through tubes supplied to Argonne National Laboratories at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Other production is for ships and aircraft of leading Pacific Coast manufacturers and for the U. S. Department of Defense. The Shelton plant is now turing out components for Boeing transport planes including the 707, 720, 727, 737, and 747 and for the Minute Man missile. Parts are being produced for the McDonald-Douglas F-4 Phantom fighter and the General Dynamics F-111. For Minneapolis-Honeywell a component is being made for an underwater homing device to guide ships coming into port. In production are ammunition loading systems for the Air Force F-4 Phantom fighter bomber now being manufactured in St. Louis and bridge trestle components for the U.S. Army Mobility Command. Maintenance stands for Boeing's huge 747 commercial transport are going to air lines which are putting the 747 into service, including Continental, Pan-Am, American, and Northwest Orient. COMPONENTS for a nuclear reactor, these electrical feed through tubes are in current production by Certified Manufacturing's machining plant at Sanderson Field. Page S-78- Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 17, 1971 The stands are used for many other types of aircraft including the Lockheed 110 and the McDonald-Douglas DC 1 O, both of which are classed as "air buses". Certified has also supplied the stands to airlines in Israel and Spain and is bidding for similar business in Australia and South Africa. The Shelton plant also has sub-contracts from Boeing for many airframe components of the 747. Visitors may arrange for plant tours by calling the office for an appointment. A, ROY DUNN You can rely on experienced counsel in your real estate and insurance with the A. Roy Dunn agency, in the real estate and insurance business since 1927. We handle com- mercial, farms, acreage, residential, waterfront, recreation and investment properties and carry a wide selection of listings. As representative of the finest insurance com- panies we can accommodate your every insurance require- ment. A. Roy Dunn Jim Roush Don Brown Gene Nye Vivian Jonker REAL ESTATE • 110 Railroad Ave. Capital Center Building INSURANCE Shelton • 426-4447 9ECUF::IIT Y TITLE FOR ALL YOUR TITLE NEEDS SECURITY TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY OF WASHINGTON 317 Railroad Ave. Mason Co. Office Phone (206) 426-8288 Michael L. Holt, Vice Pres. and Manager Phone : ' .... 2 6 .,... • .,.. Everything To Build Anything e Wall Paper @ Plastering Contractor e Lumber @ Carpeting • Sheet Rock • Insulation • Hardware • Paneling • Bi-Fold Doors • Franklin Stoves • Pre-Hung Doors • Franklin Fireplaces • Electrical • Viking Windows • Plumbing • Floor Tile • Roofing • Moldings On Cole Road Weekdays 8-5:30 • Plywood • Patio Doors • Garage Doors • Plywood @ Etc. • Etc. Open Saturdays Turn left off Hwy. 101, 2 miles south of Shelton, Drive 1 mile on Cote Road. Follow The Sign To Extra Service. Free estimates and expert consultation on your building plans Interior and Exterior Walls And Ceiling Are Our Specialty Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 5-15