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July 15, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL LTC I 1971 28 Published in Shelton, Wa. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wa. 98584, Under act of Mar. 8 1879. Published weekly except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 227 W. Cota. $5 per' year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 2 Sections -- 20 Pages 10 Cents Per Copy arines were authorities and assault of an ee Young Cers their Deegan d Arrested were George Holmes Jr., 22, P. O. Box 2, Little Rock, and Everett Ragan, 22, 2408 Second Ave., Seattle. They were arrested in Thurston County by a State Patrol Trooper after their car had crashed in the Mud Bay area on the Delphi Road. They were taken to Thurston Id Mrs. :ed the to record Mason Mason ~Sion in Plat of Mason Week the Ruth ames the county commission, after a hearing of its own, voted to approve the recommendation of the planning commission. The suit, for a writ of review, asks that the defendants be required to place a full transcript of the record and proceedings had in regard to the preliminary plat of Beard's Cove No. 8 and that the court review the record as to the claim of the plaintiffs that the action of the county commission and planning commission was unlawful, arbitrary and capricious and that all further action in regard to the plat be stayed pending the review by the court. The order holding up further proceedings in regard to the plat and setting a show cause hearing on the request for this morning had discussed. on a Supt. Louis Grinnell told the for school board the new for handicapped school building which is under construction near its Mt. View Elementary School might not be ready as planned for the opening of the new school I theyear. . Work is being held up, he said, the because of a strike by the .ase Painter's Union. The board agreed to sell an a additional $400,000 worth of bonds from the bond issue approved by the voters of the district for the new Shelton High School complex. Grinnell told the board it was had difficult to determine the exact a amount of state matching money. Twn factors will influence it, (Please turn to pare 11) County jail where they were picked up by Mason County authorities. Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan, after consulting with a Marine officer, agreed to turn the two over to military authorities for action. The incident which lead to their arrest occured shortly after was signed by Judge Frank Baker July 8. Mr. and Mrs. Livingston are represented by Phil Best, Bremerton attorney. In an affadavit filed along with the suit, Mrs. Livingston states opponents of the plat were not given an opportunity to speak at the planning commission hearing May 19. The court suit is the latest in the objections from a group of North Mason residents who oppose the substantial development which the developer, Alan Bowden, is platting in the Belfair area. The county commission, at its meeting Monday, voted to hold over for two weeks, action on preliminary approval of Beard's Cove No. 7. The planning commission had recommended approval 'of that plat also. Representatives of the Health District asked they be allowed time to submit an agreement between W. A. Development Co. and the Mason County Public Works Dept. to their legal department and to the State Health Department for review and then submit their recommendations to the State Department of Ecology. Best, appearing at the county commission hearing in opposition to approval of the plat, stated one boundary of the plat had been moved back to take it out of the Seacoast Management Act and he believes the other boundary should be moved back also. Bowden stated the area in which there was a fill to which Best objected, had been started more than a year ago with the approval of the Corps of Engineers, county commission and county planner. The commission agreed to hold the action up for two weeks until questions about final approval of the sewer system can be settled. 11 p.m. Monday on the Deegan Road. Sheriff's Officers said their' investigation revealed the two Marines had gone to a residence on the Deegan Road to visit some girls, and, after getting into an argument with the girls, had been asked to leave and did so. As they were heading out the Deegan Road, they spotted another car coming.toward them, and, thinking it might be someone else going to see the same girls, they stopped the vehicle. Three young Shelton men were in the car, Bruce Gallagher, Darrell Howlett and Lloyd Stidd. The three young men said they observed the other vehicle parked in the middle of the road, stopped their car and got out. They told officers one of the Marines had a gun and the other a knife which they were holding. The three Shelton youths told officers the Marines called Stidd to come forward first, and, he started to walk toward them and then took off running. After Stidd fled, the other two boys stated they were questioned by the Marines about the girls, and, after insisting they did not know them Marines left. The Sheriff's Office had been notified of the incident and had a description of the car and its license number. After the accident in Thurston County, the two Marines were held for Mason County authorities. Officers said no one was actually struck or injured in the incident. Man Jq For Tq " Robert Michael Jones, 36, P. O. Box 525, Neah Bay, was arrested by Shelton Police Saturday afternoon on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. Jones is charged with taking a 1970 pick-up belonging to William Morris, P. O. Box 416, Shelton. Officers said Morris reported the vehicle taken, and it was spotted a short time later on Alder St. Officers followed the vehicle to the Apex GrocerY where it stopped and the driver got out and went into the store. Jones was arrested in the store. : He was released from jail on $5,000 bail. Wes Johnson ~s ready for another try at getting approval for the construction of his proposed new 300-room Alderbrook Inn. He appeared before the county commission Monday to submit preliminary sketches of layout and to inform the commissioners of what he is proposing. Johnson stated that the objections which stalled his previous effort seemed to be primarily directed at the fact the proposed structure would have been located on a fill on tidelands owned by Alderbrook in front of the present complex. In an effort to overcome these objections, Johnson said, the revised plans call for the new structure to be built in the same general area as the present Alderbrook Inn complex. Some of the present complex would be removed in the process of construction, he commented. Johnson told the commission he will request clearance from the Department of Ecology under the Shorelands Management Act which went into effect June 1, but, if clearence is not given, he will, on ue "A place to go" became a reality for several hundred local teenagers last Friday and Saturday with the opening of the Inn Quest. Created by volunteers using donated materials and funds, the new youth center, at Highway 101 South and Ellinor Street, Shelton, was visited by 140 young people Friday night and 120 on Saturday. Live music was the drawing card, but most of those attending were happy just to have a place to meet with their peers in a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. Parents and other adults in the community have been invited to attend an open house Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to inspect the new facility. The center will again be open for young people on Friday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live music is scheduled both days. Mike Gibson, administrator of the center, has issued a call for adult volunteers to staff the center when it is open. "The opening proved that we are meeting a need with the Inn Quest," he said. "Now we must find a way to keep it open. The help of the community is vital for the success of the center, both from a manpower standpoint and funding help." Gibson invited interested adults to attend the regular meeting of the center staff Monday night at 7:30 at the center. At last Monday's meeting, the executive board was organized, with the following elected to office: Are Given A provisional reservation of $3 2,811.17 from state school construction funds for the preparation of final plans and specification~ for the proposed new Shelton High School was approved by the State Board of Education at its meeting in Port Angeles July 8 and 9. The state action means the architect can now proceed with final plans and specifications for the new high school complex. When the plans are completed, they will be submitted to the State Board of Education for approval and allocation of state funds for construction of the facilities. The estimated cost of the plans and specifications is $114,215.81 of which the participating school districts will pay $81,314.64 and the state will pay $32,811.17. The Shelton School District has submitted an application to the State for matching funds for the proposed new high school facility. The estimated total cost of the project is $4,371,199.91 of which the state is expected to match 28.75 per cent with the rest to be paid by the participating school districts. The state would provide $858,666.19 and the local districts $3,512,533.72. legal advise, contend the project was started before the Shorelands Management Act went into effect and that he does not need a permit under the act. Johnson said he already has'a county building permit which he had obtained for the previous project and contends it is still current. The estimated cost of the project at the time of the previous plan was about $4 million. Johnson told the commissiohers the new plans call for about the same size facility, 300 rooms, with restaurant, bar and convention meeting rooms. He said the number of stories which would be required by the new structures is not yet determined as plans are not yet completed so that the exact layout is not determined. He stated the previous proposal had called for a modern sewage disposal plant, which had at the time been approved by the Health Department, and, that he was certain approval could be obtained again although some changes in the design might be needed. Johnson said he has a different architect for the new plans. The previous project, which died after more than a year effort by Johnson, when the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington D.C. rejected his request for a Corps permit for the bulkhead and fill which would have been necessary to provide the proposed construction site. The controversy which ranged from the county to the state level with the final decision being made at the federal level started Oct. 31, 1968 when Johnson applied to the Corps of Engineers for a bulkhead and fill permit. He obtained approval from the local Health Department for the proposed sewer treatment facility and other health aspects of the project and obtained a building permit from the county. Opposition was led by a group of property owners on Hood Canal who employed Marvin Durning, Seattle attorney known for his efforts on behalf of environmental causes. Approval from most State agenoes who had been asked to comment by the Corps of Eng~meers, was first given and then retracted. In a letter to the Corps of Engineers Seattle office Gov. Daniel J. Evans wrote the project was not in technical violation of any existing state statutes, but, that the state did not express its approval and raised the question of the wisdom of the project as then planned. The following month, after a State Supreme Court decision, the governor again wrote the Corps stating in light of the decision in the so called "Lake Chelan" case, the state did have a legal basis for opposition to the project and did object. The Corps of Engineers held a lengthy hearing on the Alderbrook request in January of 1970 and the transcript of the hearing along with other information was forwarded first to the Corps regional office in Portland and then to Washington D.C. where the word came down in the spring of 1970 the permit request was being denied. Gee pen n Chairman, Janeen Deyette; Vice Chairman, Linda Gustafson; Secretary, Sandy Swope; Treasurer, Linda Hovey; Program Director, Jerry Smith; Administrator, Mike Gibson. There is an opening on the executive board for a medical director. Gibson said he would appreciate a call from any local doctor who would like to fill the position -. ~' ,: i:~ LIVE MUSIC was a big attraction at the opening of the Inn Quest, Shelton's new youth center, last weekend. Several hundred local teenagers visited the center during its initial operation. (More pictures on page 13.)