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Percy M Pie 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore Near|rig Comp|et|on ON the four-inch latera| gas is expected to be completed Was taking place on Seventh Cain Contractors, Bellevue, last lateral gas should be Youk, Jr., for the Comporation, installation Fred B Post and new officers )rial Hall as the and Mar- Jecoad term are Lea Bill rnie Ca] Hi The four-inch lateral line, which is 2&apos; miles tong, runs from the "Y" where the Matlock Road takes off of the Shelton Valley Road in Shelton Valley Construction on the lateral line began June 21 un- der contract to Mid-Mountain Con. tractors, Bellevue. The end of the ]ine is to be the Cascade storage terminal on Dela- ware and'Mill Sis: CONSTRUCTION ON the eight- inch main gas transmission line from Shelton to Bremerton began Monday with boring at highway and railroad crossings. The con- struction site of the main line is on the Deegan Road and is to run parallel with the Bonneville Pow- er Line. The line is to be 371 miles long. Clearing of the right-of-way is expected to commence Monday, week when this Journal photo was taken. The line stretches 2y 2 miles from Shelton Valley to Dela- ware and Mill Sts., where the Cascade Natural Gas storage terminal is located. July 8, Youk explained. The clear- mg is under contract to ken Moss Construction Olympia. / The actual laying of the main gas line will begin approximately July 15. the general superintend- ent said. Youk went on to say that all of the pipe line laying will be under- taken from Sbelton north to Bre- merton. The only work on the Bre- merton end of the line is the fall- ing of some of the larger trees. Will Vice pre- .'rend vice secre- treasurer; Lillian Shirley [ her Rae Amer- Wel- ey C/in- Alex- Geneva name his AUgust UMon between Plant will Fri- $600:$700 Downing New Rotary Chief CARL DOWNING Chief Rotarian Twenty-six couples attended in- stallation ceremonies which seated Carl Downing as Shelton Rotary Club president at Lake Cushman Resort last Thursday evening. Retiring president George Val- ley acted as installing officer to seat his successor, who moved up from the vice-presidency. The hew vice president is Bob Holt. Bud Lyon was returned to his responsi- bilities as secretary, Jim Donahoe was inducted as treasurer, and Vince Himlie, Dick Angle and Warren Moe took seats on the board of directors. City Checking Feno On Street City Attorney John Ragan was asked by the city commission to cheek on the status of an unopened street in the Capitol Hill area across which a pt<)perty owner has erected a fence. The commission told Ragan to check if the street had ever been vacated, and, if it had not been, to notify the property owner that the fence would have to come down. ALTHOUGH the street has nev. er been opened, there is a foot path which is used by some coin- ing off Capitol Hilt. City Engineer Pat Byrne was asked to contact the State High- way Departmcnt about getting ad- ditional directional signs at the intersection of First Street and Alder Street, where the cuisse in Highway I01" was recently rcrouL- ed. Some persons from out of town have missed the intersection where the highway turns West. BIKNE TOLD the commission work had started on the radio building being constructed at the Anglesidc water tank. He also reported that the conn- ty had agreed to do some street oiling for the city for cost plus 10 percent. Byrne was fold to no- tify the property owners who had requested the oiling Of what the cost would be. County Opens BidsOnDevereau00 Road Project The Mason County Commission took under advisement for one week bids on clearing, grading; exeavaLion, graveling and insti- lation of a culvert on Devereaux Road after bids were opened Mon- day. The commission acted on the recommendation of County Engi- neer J. C. B:idg#r in taking, the bids' undet;' tiJi.emerLt: Three bids on the work , were received. They wcre Anderson ana Sons, $2,388.99: Griffey Brotbers. $3,832.08 and Grisdal Construe- Lion Co., $4,270. Representatives of Lent's Inc,. Lithonia Fixture ManufactUring and General Electric Supply Co., met with the commissmn to dis- cuss the type of fixtures to be in- stalled in the court house, tent's was recently awarded a contract for the installation of new lighting fixtures in the court house offices, I The commission voted to put a speed limit of 25 miles an hour on the North Shore Road in front ot Swanson's Grocery, through San- dy's Resort and through Bald Point Resort. The commismon received a let- ter from the State Department ot General Administration a s k i ng about renewal of the lease for the Department of Public Assistance in the Court House Annex. The commission voted to renew the lease on the same terms as are in effect now. Shelton YOuth Injured In Accident Tuesday Meh, in Cuzick..19, Shelton, is in Sbelton General Hospital recup- erating from injuries received in a one-car accident on the ]Tatlock Road Tuesday afternoon, The Washington State Patrol said Cuzick suffered broken facial bones, bruises and a possible bro- ken arm and broken ribs Cuzick was eastbound on the Matlock Road about 3j miles west of Shelton and had started around a left-hand curve when he swerved to miss a cat and ran off the road on the left. The car rolled over twice and esme to rest cn its top. The 1953 vehicle was a total loss. 1School Seeks New Bids On Kitchen Job The Shelton School Board re- jected both of the bids it receivecl on the general contracting worl for the installation of a central kitchen for the school system in the Irene S Reed building. Three bids received on the equip merit for the kitchen are being 77th YEAR--NO. 27 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton. Washington, 14 Pages 2 Sections under Act of Marcl 8. 1879. Pub lished weekly at 227 West Cots. Thursday, July 4, 1963 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington 10 Cents per Copy Rosellini Says R00ecreation Provides PORTLAND (Special) --- West Coast sawmills may have one fur- ther obstacle removed in their fight to get equality at the world marketplace wth Canadian lum- ber shippers, according to G. C. Edgett, executive vice president of West Coast Lumbermen's Assoc- iation. The law requu'es steamship lines carrying hunber from U.S, ports Lo foreign comltries to file rates with the Federal Maritime Corn- mission, while Canadian shippers amy bargain day by day to take advantage of prcvaiting rates, he said. At the suggestion of the "West Coast Lumbermen's Association xport committee, Senator Warren Magnuson iatroduced Senate Bill 032, 'nd COngressm Thor To- lefson, Julia Butler Hansen and Walt Horan introduced similar leg- islation in the House which would classify lumber as a bulk commo- dity and eliminate the necessity for rate filing in advance by ship- ping firm. Last week the Senate pproved Senate Blll 1032 on June 27, hearings were held before the Hou merchant marine and fish- eries committee. An effective presentation was prepared for both the Senate and House hearings by E. O. Thomp. Son, Washington manager for West Coast Lumbermcn's Assoc- iation. Appearing besides WCLA on behalf of the bills were Nation- al Industrial Traffic League, Sou- thern Pine Association, the de- partment of commerce and agri- culture. Only the Federal Mari- time Commission opposed. It appears now, said Edgett, as though this first major effort to ,elieve west coast lumber shippers of cumbersome rules which re- strict international hnnber trade will be eliminated. This is one of five major recommendations, he said, which have been formulated by the WCLA trade mission which just retumed from Europe. Ed- gett paid tribute to Senator Mag- nuson and other members of the northwest congressional delegation who have Worked so diligently to rcmove this stifling shipping rule. Equalization Board To Meet Friday The Mason County Eoard of Equalization will meet in the County Assessor's office in the courthouse at 10 a.m. Friday. The board met Monday to re- organize. Martin Auseth was named chairman. Members of the county commission are the mem- bers of the BOard of Equalization. GOVERNOR ALBERT D. ROSELLINI and sev- eral other Washington State officials visited Ma- son County last week for the county's state ec- onomic conference held at Alderbrook. They are from left to right Representative Charles Savage, Who's Who Pot h Now $124 MARV MORGAN "WHO'S WHO" A whooping $124.00 jack-pot has accumulated in the Journal Who's Who contest as once again this week's winner had the right name, but didn't find all of the clues. Mrs. J. C. Bridger of Island Lake knew that it was Mary Mor- gan, but ntissed the clue "from a matched set". The complete list of clues: 1. Salty Mariner 2. Weather - tanned 3. Skipper 4. Salmon Seeker 5. Formerly with Morgan Trans- fer Company 6. Rhymes with Carve 7. Bounding Mainer 8. Name in a Lumber Company 9. Gets 'em Fresh at Westport 10. Sails for a living 11. Bachelor 12. Charter Boat Operator 13. Fondness for Boats 14. Believes in a Spook 15. Helmsman 16. Tiller Tuner 17. From a Matched Set WEATHER High Low Precip. June 26 .................. 65 47 .02 in. June 27 .................... 61 49 .13 in. June 28 .................... 67 50 .01 in, June 29 .................... 62 51 .02 in. June 30 .................... 66 50 .05 in. July 1 ........................ 77 45 -- July 2 ...................... 73 53 .02 in FERRY RECEIPTS Receipts from the Harstine Is- land Ferry were $343 for the week ending June 29, the Mason Coun- ty Engineer's office reported. New Simpson P/ant Going Up On Schedule MAKING PROGRESS  since ground was bro- photo shows the first 400 feet of the building. ken May 1, construction of Simpson Timber Comp. To date, all 1100 pilings have been driven, all con- any's new veneer plant on the Shelton wa.erfront crete footings for the buildings are in and a 10- has moved along rapidly, as eevidenced "by this ton overhead crane has been installed. The plant photo. Ken Good, chief plant engineer, reports con- Which will peel and dry veneer for Simpson ply- struction is on schedule, with the quarter-of-a-mile. Wood plants at Shlton, McCieary and Olympia long =truotur due for ornplction by OGt, 15, This is duc to begin epcrtion rlcxt year, Senator Gordon Sandison, Director of the Depart- ment of Commerce and Economic Development Robert E. Rose, Gov. Rosellini, Rep#esentative Dr. James McFaddEn and Director of the Department of State Parks, Clayton Anderson. Boating Safety A Necessity Says Sheriff This is National Safe Boating Week, and Mason County Sheriff, Sam Clark reminded boaters to- day that going boating without the proper equLpment isn't just foolish--it's also against the law. Clark points out that on Fed- eral waters, there should bca life-saving dcvicc for everyone aboard a pleasure craft Craft up to 16 feet must carry proper lights and a fire extinguisher, if of clos- ed constructJon. Craft from 16 to 20 feet long must carry a hand whistle or horn audible for at leat one-ha]f zhile. ''HILE N0 specifically men- tioned in the regulations, common sense dictates that the safe boater also carry: anchor, line. paddle, first aid kit, flashlight, fenders, tool kit, extra can of fuel, com- pass and distress flares. "Recreational boating has ach- ieved a' rernarkable safety record." Sheriff Clark said, "but there are still far too many unnecessary ac- cidents." He said "operator negli- gence" is the main cause of boat- ing mi.haps. This includes such items as overloading, standing up in the boat, unbalanced load reck- less operation, making too .'sharp a turn. and causing the swamping of other boats. "The right equipment, plus the use of just plain courtesy and com- mon sense is the way to nmke boating tmdy pleasurable and safe." Sheriff Clark said. Contract For Park Facelifting No Swim Classes On July 4 And 5 There will be no summer rec- reation swim classes Thursday or Friday, July 4 and 5, Swim direc- tor Jack Mallinger announced this week. Ciasses will resume as usual Monday, July 8. he said. Two new assistants to Mallinger have joined the summer recreation crew at the Pool Nuotare. They are Sue Norvold and Dave Frank. A new attendance record for this year was set last week when 413 students passed tlrough the Pool on one day of classes. Mal- linger cerumen ted. No other phases of the recrea- tion program will be active Friday either. TENNIS SCHEDULE The time schedule for sumlner recreation tennis lessons will e changing for the next two weeks starting Monday, instructor Wally Eigenman said this week. Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 15, lessons are slated from 5-7 p.m. at Knecland .Park and 7-9 p.m. at the high school courts. Starting' Monday, July 15, instruc- tion will be held at 10-12 noon and 12-2 p.m. at the same re- spective places. Eigenman has made the time changes because of job obligations elsewhere. They are not perma- nent. The program is no kruger off- ered at the airport courts. Eigenman said that hc has about 56 participants in his program to date. Public Library Closed Saturdays Of July, Aug. The Shelton Public Library wUl bc chined Saturdays (luring the months of July and Augnst, Mrs. Andrew Blik. librarian, annouaecd last week. Monday through Friday the library will be open from 12 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., its regtlr weck-dy hours o oper- UOU. Project Awarded A contract was awarded last week to Staeel Constrnction Co., Hoodsport, for a road improvement project at Staircase in Olympic National Park. Sen. Henry M, Jackson announced. "Recreation is Wa,shington's real inducement to economic develop- sent." Gov. Albert D. Rosellini told a'group of approximately 70 people during Mason County's state economic conference at A1- derbrook last week. The noon luncheon, accompanied by a tour of Mason County, was part of Rosellinis slate economic conferences being held in each of Washington's 39 counties. It was sponsored by the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce. THE PURPOSE of the meeting, according to the Governor, was "that we may get a better under- standing of your community to assist us in carrying out our re- sponsibilities." We need industrial and recrea- tional sites immediately before they are all gone, Rosellini said. The important issue is the acqui- sition of these lands while they can be reached, Rosellini said, in relation to inflation, etc. The Governor explained a ten million dollar recreation bond issue coming up for election in Novem- ber of 1964. The bond issue would mean the establishment of recrea- tional sites possible anywhere in the state. "It is better to go ahead with things like this rather, than to chance waiti}g for ten million dol- lars to aceuhulate," Rosellini said. indicating that the proposed site - could be taken up with other things by the time tlie state would be able" to raise the money. He indicated also that there would be no new taxes made for the bond issue, but monies would come from the same source as ,tae WOrld's Fair appropriations. GOV. ROSELLINI spoke favor- ably of Washington Welcome, Inc.. a private non-profit organization which is designed to promote tour- The contract for the $98,342.68 ism within and outside our state. project was awarded by the Na- This program should encourage the tionat Park Service. people of Washington to know The work will inchde paving of 1.2 miles of the gravel read from H0odsporL to the park and .8 mile of the Staircase Campground. Also included is improgmenLs at the campground incIuding a ditional tables, benches'.: and fire places, Bremerton YoUth 00ets 30Days in Jail On Driving Charge A Bremerton man. Dean Berg- hmd, 20, is. serving a 30-day sen- tence in Mason County jail after pleading guilty to charges of rec!.- less driving and a minor in pos- session of liquor. Berglund was arrested by Shel- ton ]Police and Mason County Sheriff's officers Friday night al- ter being persued by officers from downtown Shelton to the Harst4ne Cutoff Road on Highway ]4A, Officers said that the chase reach- ed speeds of 90 miles an hour at times. Berglund was sentenced to 30 days in jail after appearing before Judge Rolls Halbert in justice court. Passengers in the car at the time of the chase, Robert Frogge, 20, and Eleanor Reese, 19. each forfeited $25 bail on charges ot minor in possession of liquor. Berglund's wife, Patricia. 17, was al,o a passenger in the car aria was turned over to the Juvenile t Probation Office on charges of be- ing a minor in possession of liquor. + _ __ -- 'Businessmen To Be Contacted About Jaycee Circus Tickets The Ken Jensen Circus is com- ing to town. Sometime within the next week or 10 days, representatives of the circus, sponsored by the Stelton Jayeees, will be contacting Shelton businessmen by phone asking them to buy blocks of children's tickets to give to their customers. Boys and girls of grade school age can sec the big circus free by getting tickets from any of the business and professional firms vcho are coaperating in the project. According to Jaycee president Arnold Fox the circus will appear at Loop Field, Friday, July 19, with two performances, at 2 and 8 p.m, Funds raised by the Jay- cees will be ised for improvements in Calanan Park, which the club is developing as a comnmnity ser- vice project. The tickets the merchants will be asked to purchase will admit children under 14 to either per- tornlance. Ferry, To Operate On :Regular Sunday Schedule Today The Harstine Island Ferry will operate on its regular Sunday schedule Iudependence Day, July , to handle extra holiday traffiC. The ferry will make its regular runs from 8 a.m, to 9 p.m., the Mason County Engineer's office aid. more about their state in order that they may be able to sell their state to others. Earlier in the day the group, including Gov. Rosellini, Director of Commeroe aa,ct Ecnnomie Dev- elopment Robert E. Rose Director of Parks. Clayton Anderson. and several other staff members tdured the county with representative personnel from  Mason County. They visited the Harstine Island Bridge site. Shelton Industrial Park;0n John's Prairie, new coun- ty fairgrounds at the airpm%, and Potlatch State Park on Hood Ca- nal, Representative speakers from Mason County spoke at the noon luncheon on these places as well as other areas of the county. .MASON COUNTY has more state parks than any other coun- ty in the state," said Roy Rit- ner, former state representative for the 24th district, "but with the increase in interest and attendance we must have more". "We should have more publicity through local and state help, to make known to tourists the recre- ational facilities in the county, he said. Bill Judah. manager of Gray- stone of Shelton, commented on the Goldsborough and Mill Creek bridge problems. He said they are definite traffic hazards and noth- ing has been accomplished to date. "It is the Chamber's goal to re- model them during the next bien- ium," Judah said THE tIARSTINE Ferry is run- sing at a loss of $20,000 a year, J, C, Bridger, Mason County En- gineer, t01d the group. He went on to Say:that the make-shift fer- ry is a l{azard and an unnecessary time-consumer. In 1961 it was estimated that the construction of a bridge would cost in excess of $700,000. The bond issue for the propose, d Har- stine Island bridge was defeated by 200 votes, although 52 percent of the people voted for the issue, he said. He indicated that something must be done. The alternative to a bridge is a new ferry estimated at a cost of $200,000 or more, and woutd "still operate at a loss," Bridger con- cluded. Dave James, former, Sheltonite and presently Simpson s Director of Public Affairs in Seattle, and H O. "Bud" Pubn. Simpson's Di- eter of hmber and Land Dev- elopment, summarized Simpson Timber Company's uceessful role in Mason County. FORTY PER CENT of every state dollar comes from wood." James slated. He said the most important role of all levels of gov- ernment to do with the lumber industry is that they understand the lumbermen's problems in rela- tion to taxes, polhltion and ship- ping, citing the values of being able to export lumber to Puerto l(ico, "500.000 of the 600,000 acres of land in Mason County are grow- ing timber," Pu]n said "The reason that Mason Coun- ty ranks low in timber production and high in the industry is that many trees are brought' i from Grays Harbo County to be pro- ceased in Shclton, ' Puhn said. Jmnes.added that in this way Ma- son County is "keeping her trees in the bank for the future." PUHN ALSO emphasized the need for the continuance of the /Contitucd on Pa 2) Lumber Shipping Rule Change Bill Hearing HeM money the district has available or the project Some changes in the plans to educe costs have been made and bids will be opened again at 2 pro. July 18 on the job. The two bids received on the construction work were Lincoln Construction Co., Tacoma, $39,- 344 and .andy Johnson Construc- tion Co., Aberdeen, $39.678. The three equipment bids ranged from $11,757 to $15975. The total of the bids on the two parts of the projects would have put the cost several thousand dol- lars above the approximately $45,- 000 available for the work. THE PLANS HAVE been re- designed to eliminate a proposes service door and driveway on the east side of the building, reduce the size of the cooling and refrig- eration space to avoid having to cut into a wall and changing the extent of ventilation equipment. The central kitchen, when com- pleted, will be used to prepare food for all cafeterias in the school sys- tem. held until the eonstruction wor!( can be rebid, after which Lhe State Potential For Economic Growth equipment contract will be let. THE CONSTRUCTION BiDS were higher than the amount ot