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Q continuing )ort by I St., $2,600 in a men and Walkup related in the lot last by a Negro to the or Girls. he told the eard of the give the man rtment to of the they were lot, a white car and the if he WOuld ask the white man if he knew the location of the boarding school. Walkup said he asked the man and was told "no", but, the man stated he had a friend who worked at the old Lincoln School Gym who might know the location of the place. Walkup said the white man got into the car with them and he drove to the Lincoln Gym where the man got out and went around to the back or side of the building and returned with a Negro man who was supposed to be the janitor there. Walkup said the Negro appeared to be dumb and could not read or write. The Negro got into the car and showed the others $16,000 in $100 bills which he said he had gotten from a lawyer because his brother had been killed. Walkup said the white man then called him (Walkup) aside and told him the Negro with the money was really dumb and they could take some money away from him by matching bill for bill. The Negro with the money stated, Walkup said, he did not believe Walkup could match any part of his money. Walkup and the white man then went to the bank where Walkup obtained the $2,600. When they returned to the vicinity of the Lincoln Gym, Walkup said, the white man took $2,600 from each of them and tied in a blue handkerchief and laid it beside the tree. Walkup said the white man then suggested he take the two Negros for a beer while he (the white man) watched the money. Walkup said he took the two Negros to a bar and left them there while he returned to the Lincoln Gym area where the white man was supposed to be watching the money. Walkup stated when he got back there, the man and the money were gone, and, that when he returned to the bar, the two Negros were gone. After looking for them for a time, and being unable to find them, he decided to contact the Police. Police said investigation of the incident is continuing. 1, 1971 Iber 26 Publishe"~ ' ............. " as second class matter at the post office at Shelton Wa 98584 u ,. ~nelton wa tcn[ur=u xce t two i " ' : ' Under act ~ ~a.. ~ '. ~-t;~ n.kllehed weeklY, e p ssues during week of Thanksgiving, at 227 ~^t ,,'-^Z" ,:,~r. o, zot-~. %~,,~- .~^.ntv $6 elsewhere. -- .~uta. sa per year in Mason L.uu ., 4 Sections - 24 Pages 10 Cents Per Copy Reed Jr. 27, 1330 arrested Second Canal by to the a.m. alarm a to and Were William G. Reed, 63, this week announced his resignation as chairman and chief executive officer of the Simpson Timber Company at a meeting of the company directors. His son, W. G. (Gary) Reed, Jr., 31, was elected to succeed him. The new chairman is the great-grandson of Sol G. Simpson, who founded the family-owned forest products firm in 1890. From Seattle, Simpson conducts operations in Washington, Oregon, California, and the Province of Saskatchewan. The elder Reed, whose resignation as Simpson's chief executive coincides with his 40th year in the company, will continue as executive committee chairman until his retirement in Iq73. He also will continue as Gary Reed became executive vice president of Simpson in 1969 and was named vice chairman a year ago. Following graduation from Duke University, Reed earned a Master of Business Administration Degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He has worked in various Simpson production and marketin~ positions since 1958. William Reed began his Simpson career as corporate secretary in 1931, during the administration of his father Mark E. Reed, who was Simpson president from 1916 until his death in 1933. William Reed succeeded his brother, the late Frank Reed, as president in 1942 and has served as chairman since 1945. William G. Reed St. managing partner of Simpson Population Of Reed & Co., and chairman of Simlog Corporation, a Coonty 21,100 Seattle-based firm. Mason County and City of Shelton officials were notified this week by the State Office of Planning and Fiscal Management of the population for the two areas to be used for the coming year in the allocation of state funds. The total population of the county is set at 21,100 with the citY at 6,600 and the unincorporated area at 14,500. Clam Bake Set The Squaxin Island Clam Bake will be July 3 and July 5 on Squaxin. The event will be at noon with admission $2 for adults and $1 for children. There will be a concession stand open with Indian made craftson sale. The Shelton City and Mason County Commissions are studying a report from Nortec Inc. on solid waste management which was presented by the firm recently. The two commissions have taken some exceptions to the recommendations in the study, particularity to the time table which was included in the plan at the insistance of the State Department of Ecology. The commissioners also expressed some disagreement with the changing of guidelines during the study by the Department of Ecology. The recommendations in the plan from Nortec include primarily the establishment of a j oint city-county land fill operation, with mandatory garbage collection established by the county. Under the proposal, all county residents would be required to pay for garbage collection service whether they used it or not. This, the planner says, is necessary in order to finance the landfill operation. The city commission, has also expressed opposition to final adoption of the land fill type of operation until all other possible avenues are studied to the fullest extent. The city is facing a suit from the Olympic Air Pollution Control Authority over its failure to obtain a permit to continue burning at the present city dump. One of the basis being used by the city in its defense is the danger of ground water pollution from sanitary land fill operations. i I, .Was crowned Mason County Rodeo Queen for m connection with the Mason County Fair this s Jennifer Cheny and on the right Princess Teri H IROKO, YOKOYAMA, Japanese exchange student here for the past school year, reads a copy of the Visitor's Guide to Mason County before leaving for her homeland last week. apanese Hiroko Yokoyama, the Japanese student who has been living in Shelton since last August under the sponsorship of the local chapter of the American Field Services, left Friday on her way home. Traveling by bus, she along Sheriff John Robinson this week received approval from the County Commission to apply for a federal fund grant of $53,854 to hire four Indian deputy sheriffs for one year and to obtain two patrol cars and a patrol boat for the proposed program. The application will be submitted to the State Planning with AFS students trom other areas, will make several stops including in Idaho, Utah and Colorado before arriving in Kansas City, Me., for an AFS convention. After the convention, she will board a plane for San Francisco where she, along with other Sievert. The girls have already attended rodeos in other communities to promote the Mason County event. Miss Stickley was crowned by Bill Brown, chairman of the Fair Association's Rodeo Committee. and Community Affairs Agency for a Law and Justice Planning Grant. Robinson said he had worked with representatives of the Skokomish and Squaxin Indian Tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in preparing the application. He stated the grant would be for one year, and would provide for hiring four Indian deputies who would be assigned to work primarily in the Reservation areas, but, would be available in other areas if needed. In a summary of the project Check Charge Brings Man Before Court Robert Allen Wilson appeared in Mason County Superior Court on a charge of grand larceny by check. Jerry Buzzard, Olympia attorney, was named by Judge Hewitt Henry to represent him. Wilson was arrested in Oregon City, Ore., and was returned here by Shelton Police last week. He is charged with obtaining $882 from the Seattle First National Bank last January. Also appearing in court before Judge Henry was Jerry Jones, Shelton, who was committed to Western State Hospital as a sexual psycopath several months age after being arrested on a charge of indecent exposure. Named to represent him was John V. Lyman, Olympia attorney. Jones was recently returned to Mason County Jail from Western State Hospital for disposition of the criminal charge against him before continuing under a treatment program in which he is in. / Japanese AFS students, will fly to Japan. She will leave San Francisco July 16 and expects to arrive at her home in Tokyo July 17, about 1 1 months after she left. She will resume her high school studies when she arrives in her homeland, completing her senior year which was interrupted by her trip to the United States in the AFS program. The school year in Japan ends in March at which time Hiroko will graduate. ire on the application Robinson said in part it is intended to provide Indian Deputies to relate with their own community and in addition cope with the modern day problems such as tourism, civil disorders, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, community patrol activities, encouragement of neighborhood participation in crime prevention and public safety efforts. The requested fund grant would include money for salaries for the four deputies, lwo patrol vehicles, a patrol boat, portable radios, training for the deputies, uniforms and special equipment and money for maintenance of the cars and patrol boat. Robinson said the Indian deputies would have to meet the same basic requirements as other deputies, but, that he might if necessary waive the minimum education requirement. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In enious By LOU DONNELL Somewhere in the Allyn-Grapeview area there are some kids who evidently are tired of reading ghost stories and decided to create one of their own. On Monday of last week Mrs. Wilma Nelson of Seattle visited her summer home on the Grapeview Road south of Allyn for the first time in almost two years. While making a tour through the house she entered the bedroom to discover, to her horror, a body in the bed. She didn't stay around long enough to check its identity or to ascertain if it were dead or alive; she raced next door to the L. C. Morse home and called the Belfair sheriff's office. Two officers were sent out immediately to investigate. One of them later said he had expected it to be some intruder who had broken in to find a place to sleep. But he was wrong. On the bed they found a bloody corpse.., or, at least, a reasonable facsimile of one. With boxes placed under the covers to give the outline of a body, a mop to give the appearance of sleep-tousled hair, the poor corpse also had a knife sticking in it at a point where the chest should be, and, to make it more effective, cranberry juice had been poured around the "wound." (How would you like to come home some night and find something like that in YOUR bed?) Upon further inspection of the house, the officers found a string tied to the kitchen door, which, when the door was opened, turned on a chandelier. Another string tied to another doorknob was connected to a victrola, which was supposed to turn on music when the door. was Jpened, but this one didn't function correctly. Other than the "haunted house" touches added to the decor, nothing else in the house seemed to have been disturbed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ !ili! i ii!, i i!i,~