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July 22, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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July 22, 1971

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e in Filings open Monday for three Shelton City Commission positions and three school board positions. Candidates for Mayor, Public Works Commissioner and Finance Commissioner for the city of Shelton will file at City Hall. All offices are for four-year terms. Candidates for the Shelton ion prln ing Two reports presented at the Tuesday, even numbered houses city commission meeting Tuesday would be allowed to sprinkle on indicated the past several days of even numbered days and odd hot, dry weather is having its numbered houses would be effect on the city water supply,allowed to sprinkle on odd numbered days. Street~ Superintendent Robert Fire Chief Allan Nevitt Temple told the commission the pumps were just barely keeping reported Simpson Timber Co. was even during the periodsof permitting the department to use its water supply and hose washing heaviest use. equipment in the fire hose testing He said it was necessaryto which the department is institute every other day conducting. sprinkling in order to relieve some Nevitt said because of the of the pressure on the water short supply of city water, supply. Simpson had given permission for Temple stated that as of use of its water supply. County Sets Hearing On J In an attempt to obtain a junk dealer's license for the R C Salvage Company, to be operated in the Isabella Lake area, Richard Dugglns appeared at the County Commissioners meeting Monday. After discussing the location of the wrecking yard, fencing and clearing, the board felt that there should be a public hearing held before tile license was issued. The commissioners suggested that Duggans move his yard further back into an open field where it would be out of sight of the road. A public hearing is set tot 2 p.m. Aug. 2, on the matter. Concerning claims against the county, three cases were discussed. Lawyers representing LaVerne Manufacturing Company sent a letter saying that Mason County had been dismissed from their case. A letter was received from M. C Willgress of Federal Way, with bills enclosed totaling $51.44 for damage caused to his car when crossing a mound of dirt made by a county grader Willgress had tried to negotiate the Dewatto board authorized the rental. Don Dickinson, a former Road Department employee inducted into the army three years ago, has now finished his tour of duty and is ready to resume his duties with the county, Bridget reported. Bridget indicated that he is looking forward to Dickinson's return. A moving permit for Donald Siehl to transport a trailer to his lot at Lake Collins was authorized by the commissioners. The 14 by 64 foot mobile home may be moved onto the property if Siehl pays for two Sheriff's deputies to serve as surveillance for the move. The County Engineer will set the hours for the move on the county roads involved. Mr. and Mrs. Haydon appeared at the meeting to discuss the County Boating Ordinance. They reported problems which they were experiencing from high speed and large boats on their Wooten Lake property. The couple suggested that the speed limit be cut to eight miles per hour on Wooten Lake, and, in School Board will file at the Auditor's Office in the court house. The positions now held by Ernest Hamlin, Tom Weston and Robert Kramer are up for election this year. All are for four-year terms. Filings in all cases close July 30, so candidates have five days in which to file. If three or more candidates file for any one of the positions which are up for election, there will be a primary election to select the top two candidates, whose names will then appear on the general election ballot. If no more than two candidates file for any one of the positions, there will not have to be any primary electioD: The primary, if one is held, will be Sept. 21. The Shelton School Board, at its last meeting, voted to put a five-mill special levy for maintenance and operation before its voters on that date. Candidates for other school districts, port and fire districts in the county will file in September and will appear on the general election ballot only. Strachila Honored By Jaycees Bob Strachila of the Shelton Jaycees, who was selected the Outstanding State Vice President by the Washington Jaycees, was recently honored as one of the United States Jaycees ten Outstanding State Vice Presidents. The award was presented to Bob at the recent Jaycee National Convention in Portland, Ore. and is a first for the Shelton and the Washington State Jaycees. Strachila was the only Jaycee from the State of Washington to be recognized with one of the highest United States Jaycees awards. Robert Raines, Superintendent of the Washington Corrections Center, talked to the Shelton Jaycees about the operation of WCC at Tuesday's Jaycee meeting. Raines explained the functions and procedures of Road, after being signaled to fact, all county lakes under 100 the Corrections Center and proceed by a county flagman, acres. i~i.:~Also enclosed was a letter ' Tile ;board su~ed that,' answered questions. ~V~ ~I.,~ I~ouis~ was selected ~r~m an insurance company, Haydon obigiff a l~fitiM;~"It Stiehon Jaycee ~of the Month for denying Willgress' claim. He asked signed by property owners of the the month of June for his the county to help pay for the damages. Chairman William Hunter turned a copy of the file over to the tlembroff Insurance Agency and asked it to review the matter County Engineer J. C. Bridget presented a letter from C. Ricker James, which stated that he would accept the $500 settlement offered to him in regard to damage resulting from a slide onto his property last year from the county road. Bridget also requested permission to rent a Terex 7231 Loader for up to 90 days, at $1,500 per month. He stated that the county is in the middle of bituminous surfacing, and later plans to retire and sell the L-20 Euclid Loader now in use. The Multi-Service The Shelton Referral Center, 208 Grove St. (formerly Multi-Service Center) is continuing to attempt to satisfy the needs of the poor through referrals to other agencies and social assistance groups in the community. The big emphasis is working with the low-income people in developing specific groups aimed at solving their manpower, housing, employment and transportation problems. However, they need more participation from the community at large to carry out this work. Those who can take time to help solve problems in the community which concern everyone or have the time to volunteer as workers in the office please come into the center or phone 426-2568 or 426-2571. lake, and present it for the board's consideration. Haydon also asked when the roads around the lake would be oiled, and the board told him the work is scheduled for a later date. Notice was still received from the U. S. Army Engineers regarding application from John Howard of Seattle to construct a bulkhead and fill to prevent further erosion of Howard's property on Hood Canal. Commissioner Hunter will check the application on the ground. Clerk Ruth Boysen was directed to notify the Army Engineers that the board has no objection to the granting of six applications of Whitacre Engineers to repair piling, walkway and float in Hood Canal near Belfair. A letter was received from Hood Canal Water Company requesting that a portion of Smith Street that is platted in union not be vacated because the company has a water line in that area of the street. A petition presented by Mr. Senko and Mr. Skelsey requested that the land, which is in a plat but not used as a street, be vacated. A continued hearing on the matter is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 26. exceptional efforts on several Jaycee projects including the Kon Tiki Raft Race, Fireworks Sales and the Jaycee Slo Pitch Team. Bible School Mt. View Alliance Church, located at Washington and J Streets, will be conducting Daily Vacation Bible School Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day. Valley Injured In Water Ski Mishap George Valley, of Island Lake Drive, is in Mason General Hospital for treatment for a pulled leg muscle he received in a water skiing accident at his home at Island Lake last Friday. Valley said the accident occured as he was going off the float while water skiing last Friday evening. He said he expects to be released from the hospital in a couple of days and will then probably have to spend some time at home before returning to work. Public Notice R. A. WELWOOD announces he is no longer associated with the Western Auto Associate Store located in Shelton, and that CHARLES ADAMS is now sole owner and operator of said store. in urnal Page 2 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, July 22, 1971 A BOX IN WHICH local residents can place clothing for donation to the Department of Public Assistance clothing bank has been installed in back of the Family Market building. Here, Mrs. James C. Nelson, left, and Liana Ford stand beside the box which they had finished painting earlier. Mrs. Nelson is in charge of the clothing bank, which is operated on a volunteer basis, and Liana assisted with the painting and lettering. A Tacoma couple escaped uninjured when their boat burst into flames and burned to the water line in Hood Canal near Union Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Peterson, 126176 Gravelly Lake Dr., Tacoma, dived overboard when the motor in their boat exploded and burst into flames shortly before 2 p.m. Friday. They were picked up from the water by Gaye Scheele and Scott Campbell, who had taken off from Hood Canal Yacht Basin in a boat after observing the fire start. After picking the Tacoma couple up, they took them to the Hood Canal Marina where their No Meeting Agate Grange will not meet as scheduled this Friday night. The next meeting will be Aug. 1 5. car had been left. Peterson told Mason County Sheriff's Deputies he had filled the boat with gas at Hood Canal Marina and had been away from the dock about four minutes when the engine exploded and the boat started to burn. The remains of the boat were towed to the Hood Canal Marina. 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