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Statistics compiled by the Employment Security Department estimates that 2 3 0,000 Washington State teen-agers will be seeking summer employment, said Maxine E. Daly, Commissioner of the department. "This figure, balanced against a possible 70,000 available summer jobs, does not look good." High School counselors work through local state Employment Security offices during the summer youth rush. Temporary use of these school counselors has made it possible to broaden Employment Security assistance to summer job seekers. "Federal summer jobs provide some supplement to the state, however, their resources, too, are limited," Mrs Daly said. Among these are the Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC), Federal Summer Employment for Youth Program and the Youth Conservation Corps. Washington's allocation of $2,159,000 forthe NYC program means 5,452 summer work opportunity slots for disadvantaged youth in the state. Trainees selected under NYC guidelines, specified by the federal government, receive $1.60 per hour for a maximum of 212 ilours. NYC provides paid work experience, and supportive services for disadvantaged youth so they may stay in school. Potential school dropouts are encouraged to return to school in the fall. NYC work opportunity assignments are developed individually by project sponsors and are varied in adaptation to local need. Most involve occupations in the public sector such as parks, playgrounds, and facilities of k~cal governments and non-profit agencies. For the seventh consecutive y~'ar, the federal government provides a limited number of summer job opportunities for disadvanta.ged youth in federal agencies. - The Youth Development and Conservation Corps (YDCC) conducted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commissioner, offers outdoor work experience for a very limited number of disadvantaged youth. The Youth Conservation Corps, coordinated through the public schools, is a new three year pilot program which provides useful work and environmental learning in national parks and forests, some in Washington. It is a co-educational program, open to young people of all economic backgrounds, not just the disadvantaged. Besides the federally funded programs, Washington state's youth are getting an assist from the National Alliance of Businessmen who are again conducting a special NAB/Youth/JOBS program. This special program is operated and supported by the nation's businessmen on a voluntary basis. The program is directed to disadvantaged in-school youth and veterans who intend to return to school in the fall. Dropouts and unemployed out-of-school youth are referred to the basic JOBS program. Some localities around the state have lent a hand by persuading coalitions of community organizations to establish central youth employment centers where a wide range of student skills will be catalogued. "More work opportunities are needed and you are urged to call your local Employment Security office, the National Alliance of Businessmen, or your local youth employment center if you can develop such an opportunity." said Mrs. Daly. AIRMAN MICHAEL R. Saffer, son of Mrs. Maxine E. Saffer, Seattle, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He has been assigned to Sheppard AFB, Tex., for training in accounting and finance. Airman Saffer, a 19.69 graduate of North Mason AIRMAN TED C. Barker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest E. Barker, Belfair, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He has been assigned to Sheppard AFB, Tex., for training as a medical services specialist. Airman Barker, a 1970 graduate of North Mason High School, Belfair, ; High School, attended Pacific attended Olympic College, Coast Baptist Bible College, Bremerton. His father, Walnut, Calif. His wife is the Richard O. Saffer, resides at former Diane Michelsen of Belfair. Montclair, Calif. Southside By MRS. RAY KRATCHA SOUTHSIDE - Southside Grange has postponed it's meeting for this Friday evening. They will meet July 9 and will he pot-luck starting at 6:30 p.m. Four Leaves 4-H club met at the home of leader Mrs. Helen Bakke Saturday and everyone was present. Members sewed on kits for 4-H camp and discussed camp decorations. The next meeting is July 10. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kratcha Saturday evening to celebrate the birthdays of John Kratcha and John Kratcha Jr., of Silverdale were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kratcha, Michael and Shelley, Mr. and Mrs. John Kratcha Jr., of Silverdale, John Kratcha and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha. Mr. and Mrs. John Cookson and Jackie and Mr. and Mrs. John Kratcha Jr., of Silverdale Saturday visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kratcha and John Kratcha visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha. THESE NINE MEMBERS of the Mason County Robinettes were among the 11 members of the group who attended the Baton Camp June 13-18 at Leavenworth. They are, left to right, seated, Stacey Martin, Terrie Moran, Dawn Rhodes and Karen Sushak; standing, Vicki White, DeAnn Joslin, Erin Gilman, Kim Joslin and Traci Hansen. Not pictured are Shelli Yjomason and Kristie Manke. The Robbinettes Parade Corps will appear in the Capital Lake fair July 10 and the McCleary Bear Festival July 17. Applications for membership for a special summer course through July are being accepted. The course is open to boys and girls ages 4 and up. Anyone interested can contact Mrs. Les Joslin at 426-6373. ~Qe is ,cal In 1890 Lt. Joseph O'Neil led a military exploration party that went up the Skokomish River in Mason County, then over O'Neil Pass, and down the Quinault ocle book on this expedition. He will give a preview of his book and show many original photographs at the July 1 meeting of the Mason County Historical nng should be the most complete and detailed historical narrative about an event on the Olympic Peninsula, Livingston believes. Wood has done a tremendous River through the famous Society of Belfair. The meeting amount of research and has Ertc~4~r~/~,~.. ~ ~ ~ 'e'. ~'. ~arts at 7:30 p.m. at theBelfair photographs and complete The derails of thiseXploratibn Baptist Commufiity Church. The information on every man in the into the then-unknown Olympic public is invited and all expedition. Mountain wilderness has been obscured by rumors and legend. But now Robert L. Wood, Olympic mountaineer and historian, is completinz a new mountaineers are especially urged to come, announces Leo Livingston, president of the society. When published, Wood's book y Department To Try A rain detector which warns of hazardous wet-weather driving conditions is in operation on Interstate Highway 5 in the Tacoma area. Highway Department safety engineers believe the detection system is paying off in fewer accidents along this section of highway. The system, located on the high-speed curve near 38th and Pacific Avenues, consists of a small electrode buried in the pavement with connections to a flashing sign on the roadside. When enough rain falls to create a hazardous slippery surface on the freeway, the moisture-detecting electrode signals a flashing red light on a sign and motorists are warned to slow down. The signal is visible from both directions. The sign is located adjacent to a speed limit sign, recently raised from 60 to 65 m.p.h. This is the first time such rain-detecting equipment has been installed on Washington State's highways. Similar ice-detection equipment has been installed on two bridges in the Puget Sound area with some success, and pavement grooving has been implemented in many well-travelled areas to help drain excessive rain-water from the roadway. While accident report statistics from this area have not yet been compiled, Highway Department Traffic Engineer James A. Gallagher believes these figures will be substantially reduced due to the implementation of the rain-detection device. Wood is now official court reporter, King County Superior Court, Seattle, He is a former resident of Kitsap county when he developed a life-long love affair with the Olympics. He has hiked virtually every foot of every trail in the Olympic National Park, plus countless miles of off-trail routes on ridges and glaciers. He is the author of "Across the Olympic Mountains: The Press Expedition, 1889-90." This book is a detailed account of the Ask us about our paycheck protection plan and Money Back Life I nsurance. INSURANCE AGENCY Program Spurs In A Concern about problem drinking is growing rapidly among residents of Thurston and Mason Counties. That is the report today from Lois Shields, director of the Alcohol Information & Referral Center in Olympia. "A nationwide television program last week apparently spurred interest in the problem of alcoholism for many people," Mrs. Shields said. She was referring to the hour-long ABC news special viewed on the West Coast last Wednesday night. The program featured recovered alcoholics of all ages and from all walks of life, candidly discussing their lives as practicing addicts in contrast to their new found sobriety. Among those who bore witness to the possibility of recovery from what is now considered the nation's number one health problem was Senator Harold Hughes, former governor of Iowa. Mrs. Shields said the phone at the Alcohol Information' & Referral Center had been jammed with calls requesting information since the program was aired. She said most callers were invited to attend one of the two Alcohol Information 'Schools held each month in Thurston and Mason Counties. Designed to provide an understanding of the many implications of the alcohol problem, and to offer insights into practical solutions, the schools are held the 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month at City ttall in Olympia, and the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Shelton City Hall. Included in the course are films and talks covering such Homelitd150 Automatic Chain Saw OPENING J historic Press Expedition, the first party to cross the Olympics. It was published in 1967. The following year his "Trail Country: Olympic National Park" was published. This book details all hiking trails. It incl/qdes a ...... comprehensive account of the geologic history, flora and fauna, and early history. UNDER NEW MA subjects as on the bodY, of the influence ! rates, helps review of the t treatment Each two the evening. welcome to schools. reservations Anyone personal matter drinking can calling any Olympia is the number II Mon.-Fri. 9-6 p.m. 117 East Cota St. Saturday 10:00-1:00 p.m. Wood was born in Springfield, Mo., in 1925. He spent his boyhood in the Ozark Mountains. After wartime service in the army he moved to Washington state. He was graduated from the University of Washington in 1950. The attention corrective when be read OPENING SPECIAL Men's Rubber Heels $1.50 ,f this k' $20 in th Shelton merch aar of V, lues le 1626 Monroe, Shelton Automatic oiling for bar and cutting chain - adjustable for light or heavy-duty cutting Automatic all-weather starter for quick 'n easy Starting. Automatic one-piece clutch - the industry's sim-~ plest, most /_ Only \ A winner will reliable Come in and ( IIr~ql~vV see the 150- ~ Mlmufacturer. 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