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June 27, 1963     Shelton Mason County Journal
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6017 8.E. 86th Ave portland, Ore WHEELS. Mason County Civil Ralph Horton demonstrates less ackaged equipment that came ek as the county's mobile emer- tal unit. The 36,000 pounds of IWA tess COmpany and v OOdworkers o{ :heir third rouno tartans in Port- f tnd indicated Ould be sub- esrnan said to- reade progress" hjeets discussed or loggers. 'AVEL pay for- de an extra 5c hour WOrked by t from a central vey Nelson, re- the IWA, said in Princi lie with *roposed the pay e an hour. Orntnittee agreed anguage on tra- l to the Union. ' statdd that, it l raw] of company tges in the horn'8 se, neaning tint I day Would re- ar days off, l'tYl[4 of the ill Workers Un- n hG2:00 ale 19, atte Observers toll likewise s until 2 Woods and ' "*on Working Operate Federai Media- on Service an- Leduled explor]$ Ween the "Bg 1 the IWA June I SUly., 1 S..&j ladog licenses r U, City' Clerk eed Tuesday. been 53 llcen- so far" Mrs lathed that 360 [ last Year and Jefore. Yable to Mrs. lacity hall It ' Spayed fe- " or a female ION goes to youngsters summer recreation swim end of the Pool Nuotare. Ilinger (far left) and his r right), Although many equipment valued at $50,000 when the final ship- ment of drugs comes in later this summer, is ready for use in case of disaster in Mason County. The mobile unit is capable of being set up anywhere in the county, Horton said. 200.Bed Nospita| Set For E00ergency Mason Count ,s just about lea son County C1x]l Defense Dlrecto dy for a disaster. That may be quite a morbid way of putting it, but with the new shipment of Civil Defense equipment which was delivered in Shelton last week. it is true The $50.000 emergency arm hos- pital unit project, which began over a year ago under former Ma- Sheriff issues BoNng Safely ReNnders Mason Count V Sheriff Sam Clark has called on boaters el this area to renew theh. efforts to make "COllrtesv and (Jam,lion Sense" the watch'-ords of boating fun and safety. Clark noted that President Ken- nedy--h:i.mself an enthus'.astic boater--has proclaimed the week of June 30 through July 6 as Na- tional Safety Boating Week, The Mason County official pledged the full cooperation of his staff to help make boating- in the area as safe and pleasurable as possible during 1963. "Boatin is more fun if you do it right", Clark said, "and tl]al m- altdes using the proper equipment along" With generous amounts of "Courtesy and Common Sense." BASIC EQUIPblENT for safe boating the Sheriff said. includes fenders, gas can. life saving de- vices; ,one for every occupant ill the boat), whistle, paddle, bilge ump, flashlight, anchor, first aid kit. compass, fire extinguisher, tool kit, and line, Clark listed these common sense rides for boating fun and safety: Make certain your boat isn't over- p.owered or under powered, res- pect the wind and the water, learn the nautical "rules-of the road" and practice them. Above all. re- member that the mark of a real skipper is his alertness. Don't op- erate your boat if your reactions have been slowed by alcohol. Be extra careful near other boats, swimmers, unfamiliar areas and in crowded waters. Always reduce speed near the shore. The courteous boater, the Sher- iff said, always thinks of the safety and comfort of the other fellow. He is always ready to stop and render aid and assistance when necessary. "Buzzing docks, swimmers and other .boats is a dead giveaway that you're a water cowboy", Clark said. "Don't do it"! ....... Harry Carlon, who retired recent- ly, was completed last Friday by his successor Ralph Horton. TRANSPORTING the 36.000 pounds of equipment from Quil- cone, where it has been stored for about a year, to Shelton was un- dertaken by a crew tram the Ma- son County Highway Deparunem The supplies wcre hauled in three large county trucks to be starer in Shelton at the nld Deer home. 4th and Pine Sis.. which is owne by the county The complete mobile, army hos- pital contains accommodations fm 200 patients and six operating rooms. Some of the supplies in. elude a motor generator (stored at the county g:::rage, x-ray fa cilities, sterilization and water purifier systems, oxygen, blooc plasma, cots. bedding for 200 beds and drug', used m surgery. The shipment of a 30 day drug sup. ply is to oe completed by the end of the summer "TILE }IOIIILE Unit is capabl e of being" set up anywhere in the !county," Horton said. "The hos- pital will tak about 250 man hours to set lip if the need arises." Once the hSpital is set up,. it will take abot{ 315 people, with at leasl sortie experience to op- erate for 200 paiients, L" the rtGw Civil ' DefenSe head '..C mmcnt;d This woutif:fhelude the"eip Of 10- c::l doctors, nurs(h="itnd  (hers con- nccted with tlle medical profes aJ ,,ir.at a/dl,,,ell a*!eooks; 'Seveftd eivll defense, speia will be i:S!ieln \\;vithin :tl{e: month to admiistm- propx?r train- ing to interestccl local people in carrying out this type o opera- tim Horton explained. It will be announced when definite training dates are set. The mobile hospital is not own- cd by the county, but is to be maintained as a loan from the federal government strictly for use by Mason County until the event that it may be needed elsewhere. Citl-Ou-mp Rules To Be E.forced People usin K the Shclton city garbage dump on West "C" St. (Mr. View) bad better abide by the rules ill the fnture or they may be in for a surprise. Tile dulnp is open for use froin a.m. to 6 p.m, daily, It has been reporled that people lmc linen dumping refuse outsidc tim des- ignated area during "off" Imurs. The lawmen's surprise for this unlafful practice for futurc vio- lators is a $100 fine. children are in and out of the Pool each day (400 last Thursday), the water is kept clean and fresh by a continuous 24-hour a-day filtering process. i: HIGH EXPLOSIVE WAS IN BASEMENT FOR 14 YEARS Don't toss a box around! That is. unless you know for sure it isn't explosive. Fortunately, the old wooden box which had been tossed .rom one place to another as the T. B. Orr family prepared o move from 4=04 Wyandotte street to a new home on Hood Canal Sunday, didn't get a very severe jolt before next-door neighbor Greg Shimek, his euriosty aroused, looked in it. Fifteen-year-old Grog, who knows tanks (the mili- tary, fighting kind) pretty thoroughly as one of his several hobbies, trembled at what he saw. Contained in the box was what he believed to be an nti-tank mine. Since the Orrs were going to throw it away anyway, he asked if he could have it, was given it, took it home, immediately telephoned a bomb disposal unit at Fort Lewis, described it, was instructed to "lay it on something oft" until a member of the bomb disposal unit could get there. Grog laid it on his bed, gently and somewhat ]ear- fully even though he knew it was sale as long as tte safety./ark was in place. A couple of hours later, after most of the neighborhood (o00tained Loaded lorpedo kids had taken long-range peeks from Greg's bedroom door, the bomb disposal expert arrived. Greg's guess had come pretty close. Although it wasn't an anti-tank mine, it was a torpedo head, loaded and explosive and just about the same power as an anti-tank mine, the man said. It would, had it exploded, leveled the Orr home and v- erely damaged next-door residences, the man added. And it could have exploded by being dropped or jarred hard enough, he went on. He took it to Fort Lewis to haw its "stinger pulled", then will return it to Grog as an addition to his tank collection, in a few days. The Orr family has lived with that torpedo head for 14 years without knowing it. It was there when they moved into the house No one had ever looked into the box in the basenent. And Greg, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. T. Shimek, will en- ter his sophomore year at Irene S. Reed high school next fall with a deeply ingrained guide-line: NEVER TOSS A BOX AROUND until you know it won't explode. Thursday, June 27, 1963 Entered as second class niatter 'at th e post office at Shelton. Washington, 16 Pages -- 2 Section under Act of March 8 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cots. 77th YEAR--NO. 26 Published in "Christmastn, U.S.A2", Shelton, Washington 10 Gents per Copy THE TED WITTKNBERGS, all 10 of 'urn were selected asthe recipients of the 1963-64 student carpentry home project recently by the Veteran's Housing Committee. the family includes, (front row L to R) Paul 9; Mark, 8; Kathy, 7; (back ZiP Mail Method To SpeedCounty Correspondence Shelton's five-digit ZIP Code is 98584, Postmaster Jack Gray an- nounced today. "Everyone in Shelton will use this ZIP Code on all their cor- respondence to speed mail deliv- eries and reduce the chance of sis-sent mail," Gray said. ZIP CODE, the Post Office De- partment's revolutionary new sys- tem of nnpowd ma "  il dispatch and clelivery, goes into effect national- ly on July 1. Gray stressed the importance of all citizens of Shelton learning this city's ZIP Code and using it in their return address on all cor- respondence. In answerng mail, he said, ZIP Codes taken from re- turn addresses on incoming mail 3hould be used. "The ZIP Code ia literally the last wot in mail addressing," Gray said. "It should follow the city and stale in addresses." HE CITED this example of the proper,use of ZIP Code: Jack Gray Postmaster, U.S.Post Office, Shelton Wash. 98584 The new ZIP Code plan, Gray said. for the first time will per- mit the Post Office Department to short-Cut repeated address rea- ding. "TILE ADDRESS on mail must often be read as many as eight or 10 times by postal employees, to get it to the proper destina- tion," Gray said. "Each handling slows the process of mail dispatch and adds to the opportunity for lmman error." "With ZIP Code. a clerk needs only to glance at the code to know immediately to what national area, state and post office the letter is destined; and t0 speed It on Its way, ct:,9: up to 24 hours off the time. "en deposit and deity- el'y, GRAY SAID that when ZIP Code is in /till SWag, the United States wi] have "the most mod- ern system of nlail distribution and delivery in existence,, Other county post office ZiP ;;.;aooGDPeview, 98546; Allyn, -' P rt 98548. Potlatch, 98574; /v[atlock, 9856i)'; Belfalr, 'a_U ren, 98592; Lillivcaup, uu z'anuya, 98588. row) Dad Wittenberg with Mike, 2; Janice, 12; Tom, 3; Mary 6, :and Mrs. Wittenberg holding Ann Marie, 2a weeks. The planned home is one of the largest home manual arts construction pro- jects in its history. Randall Updyke Is DAV Man-of-Year A Union man who is f0underFrance, while sel_ing as an offN andhas been manager of the Hood cer in the Armys i06th infantry Canal Marina corporation at Un- division. A land mine explosion ion for the past two years from a wheel chair was named the state's "Disabled American Vet- eran of the Year" at a DAV ban- quet in Bremerton last weeK. The honor was bestowed on Randall Updyke, 48, as the state's disabled American veteran show- ing the greatest achievement in self-rehabilitation. Updyke lost the use of both legs May 8, 1945 in St. Lazzaire, Harstine Ferry To Operale On Sunday Schedule July 4 The Harstine Island Ferry will operate on its regular Sunday schedule on Independence Day, July 4 to handle the holiday load, Mason County Engineer J. C. Brid- ger said Monday. National Guard ,Needs Recruits Says Rose Our country and state's colors are flying high above the Shelton Armory via the installation of the armory's first flag pole, National Guard M/Sgt. Kenneth Rose an- nounced recently. The pole was installed last week M/Sat. and unit administrator Rose said the National Guard is still seeking interested high school zraduates. He commented that m- forested persons sllould contact him at the Armory, although he is going on leave today and won't return until Jtdy 15. Rose left today to escort 38 new recruits to Fort Oral, Calf., where the recruits will start their six months basic training period. Among them is Bruce D. Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porter, Shelton. No Dogs Allowed At Kneeland Park There are no dogs allowed in Shelton's Kneeland Park! The city will put up signs in the park soon verifying this. El- mar Dringman, park custodian, said the park has become a reg- ular run-way for dogs. near him caused a serious spinal injury which resulted in his para- plegic condition. While recovering from the.in- jury ins California hospital, Up- dyke founded and organized & DAY post and has been active with the organization ever since. Since Updyke and his wife Lil, lian moved to Union in May, 195% the couple has been very active in civic affairs. He has served for the past three years as president of the Hood Canal Sportsman's Club and both are active members of the Hood Canal Improvement Club. They are both ardent sports- men and fishermen. State Commander E. W. Rob- erts, Tacoma, presented the award to Updyke at Updyke's own unit AV chapter 5 of Bremerton last week where more than 125 DAV delegates gathered. Included am- ong those in attendance were Di- rector of the State Veteran's Re habilitation Council William Weaver and supreme court acting Chief Justice Russell Hunter. Bre- morton Mayor H. O. Domstad was the master of ceremonies. Updyke will be honored again in July at the state DAV conven- tion at Bellingham. Post Office Was 'Bugged' Roseliini, Rose Pay Visit Here On Wednesday Hood Canal's Alderbrook Inn marked the noon nid-point in Gay. Albert D. Rosellini's visit in Wed- nesday's Washington State Econo- mic Conference of Mason and Kit- sap counties. The two-county tour is a contin- uation of the Governor's State Economic Conferences being held in each of the 39 counties. It was sponsored by the Shelton-Mas0n County Chamber of Commerce. FOLLOWING the morning in Mason County. the Governor par- took in a luncheon meeting at the historic Alderbrook resort, on the southern hook of Hood Canal near Union. The meeting was open to the public. Topics covered by presentation by six local area people included the Harstine Island Bridge, the Mason County Fairgrmmds, the highway approach  to:Shetton.l' widening of the :Mill Creek and Goldsborough Bridges,. and recrea- tional facilities for Mason COunty. KITSAP COUNTY was visited following the two-hour session. Accompanying Gay. Rosellini was Robert E. Rose, Director of the Department of Commerce and Eco- nomic Development, and Clayton Anderson, Director of Parks. The continuing economic con- ferences are an effort by the Gov- ernor and State officers to get first hand information on econ- cmic goals of areas throughout the state and to determine how the state can help local communities to promote and achieve economic objectives. Each of the conferences is con- ducted under-the sponsorship of a local organization. WCC Carpenter Dies After Fail Autopsy findings will determine whether, the death Tuesday of John Andrew Niemela, 63, Port Angeles carpenter employed on construction of the Vrashington CorreCtion Center here, was due to a heart attack or from injuries suffered in a fall from a scaffold Friday. Nlemela was carrying a concrete form panel on a scaffold 15 feet above the ground when a gust of wind blew him off. He was taken to Shelton Hospital where his in- juries were diagnosed as not ser- ious. He was apparently recov- ering satisfactorily when he died suddenly shortly before noon Tues- day. The State Department of Labor & Industries ordered the autopsy to determine the cause of death. Niemela is survived by his wi- dow, Ors. and some groom chil- dren, He had been employedon the Correction Center project by the Mutual-Valle Construction Camp* any since March 30, 1962, as a carpenter. LADY BUGS COME BY NAIL Ken Frank will never know if he delivered, and Frank Heuston will never know if he received, the full one thousand lady bugs in- volved in a unique transaction be- tween the two this week---with the post office as an intermedi- ary. It all came about when the aphids in the Houston flower gard- ens apparently developed an im- munity to .very-,, insecticide Fnk and his wife Ruth inflicted upon them. Heuston searched d e s p e rately for help. Ken Frank tlmught he had the answer--in lady bugs, He ordered one thousand of them from a California firm which deals in lady bugs, among other unusual items. The lady bugs arrived in the Shelton post office Monday morn- ing, and pro{nptly began escaping thzxmgh a hole i t2ml box. Post- master Jack Gray put in an emer- gency call to Ken, who hustled down to get his bugs and just as promptly delivered them to the Heuston flower beds. Neither Ken nor Frank had any inclination to count the lady bugs to 'see if Houston was getting short-changed, not only because la- dy bugs don't stand still for such nonsense but there's some question whether Frank or Ken had ever counted that high before. Besides that, the aphids were in full retreat within a few hours and Hueston couldn't care less whether success was due to one thousand or 990 lady bugs. Although tlqe Shelton post of- rice has eceived many freak pie- ces of mall over the years ,includ- ing baby chicks, bees, snakes, etc., this is believed to be the first ship- ment of lzd, bugs ever to come through here. Oscar Levin Honored On Retirement Oscar Levin, one of the best- known tree farmers in the Pacific Northwest, will retire June 30 from SimpsonTimber Company after a distinguished four decde career in forestry. During 20 years with Simpson, Levin led the development of the intensively managed -Simpson Olympic Tree Farm and promoted conservation among thousands of persons. IN LEVINS HONOR, Simpson Tuesday conducted a tree farm ,tour or 40 Pacific Northwest for- estry leaders. At a loggers lunch spread under young trees at Pan- handle Lake 4-H Tree FaKm, V. D. Hagenstein, executive vice pre- sident of the Industrial Forestry Association, chronicled the groth ring of Levin's career. He was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, the son of a Weyer- aeuser logger and mill worker. and began his career in the in- dUSiry when he was 12. pfltng umber 12 hours a day for a nickel an 'hour. At the age of 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Vigvlnes. and fought in Europe where he was injured, COLLEGE --EAR summers were spent working for the Minnesota forest service earning money 'to study forestry at the University of Montana. Following college, he took up full time" work with this Servme, coming UP through the ranks from forest ranger t@ di- rector of public relatim{s. In 1940 Levin came to.Washir- ton to work for Weyertmeuser at what is now its St. Helena Tree Farm, putting him in the front ranks of pioneer industrial tree farmers. "When South Olyrapic Tree Farm was organized in 1943 by Supson, %Veyerhaeusev , aad MiIwaukee Land Company, Oscar was employ- ed as managing forester. HIS RECORD of forestry achievement here is nothing short of phenomenal. In the last 20 years the fire losses within the Olympic Tree Farm area have been less than 200 acres. More than 10 million trees have been planted on 20,000 acres. Levin stimulated the tree farm (Continued on page ) Missed Clues Up Pot To $94 in ALMA BURKE o for $30 he gotten for a perfect list is added to the jack-pot, mak- ing this week's contest worth $94 for the coirect name plus a com- plete and correct list of clues. This;jack-pot could finance quite a shopping trip for the winner, so get busy. The rules and sponsoring merchants are on page 12 of this week's paper, The AIaa Burke clues were: 1. h-ish origin 2. Last name ends in E 3. Stickler on punctuation 4 Retirement didn't end activ- ity 5. Loves being a chaperone 6. Forest Festival worker 7. A good traveIer 8, Suzny disposition 9. "King's English" master 10. "Advised" many classes 11. Went to school most of life 12. Travels with oyalty 13. Royal Chapezone 14. 222 West Birch 15. 426-2036 16. Blue-eyed 17. Snow-capped peak 18. Lanoiord 19. Active church worker