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July 29, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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! know there are man,] the loss of our separate newspaper. There are some, 1 know, who would rather have gone back to a shopper-type paper, mostly ads, with a small news section, but written and mailed in Belfair and kept separate from any other publication. There are those too, and I suspect this is the largest group, who wish we had found a way to keep the Huckleberry Herald going as it was, but since there was no way, have accepted the "second best" arrangement of having our same old newspaper, almost unchanged, inserted in the Journal. They are not real enthused about the idea but have accepted it and are grateful that the Herald found a way to survive. And then there are those who think combining the two Mason County newspapers is a great idea. When Mr. Gay, owner of the Journal, first walked into the Herald office, after having been asked by the Herald owner if he would send the Journal to finish out Herald subscriptions, I didn't really expect him to be so obvious as to be rubbing his hands together and gloating out loud that now, once again, his was the only paper in Mason County. But I admit I wouldn't have been surprised to have found a trace of that attitude in his manner which, try as he might, he wouldn't be able to hide. After all, I've read a great many of his editorials in the past four years and my impression of the writer wasn't exactly one of sweetness and light. I was totally unprepared for what actually happened. Ace had already called to tell me that Mr. Gay had agreed to take over the Herald subscription list. But I knew some citizens of the area were working hard to find some way to keep the paper going so 1 asked Mr. Gay if he would mind waiting a few days to pick up the master card file containing the names of the 1100 Herald subscribers. He agreed. Good. Maybe he'd grant another favor? It wouldn't hurt to try... so I suggested that, if it was found to be impossible to keep the Herald going, that a reporter from the Journal visit the Belfair area on a regular basis to report North Mason news. He looked surprised. That was when I found out he had been assuming, if he did take over the Herald subscription list, that I would stay on, along with all the correspondents, and the paper would just be added to the Journal. Could this be the same man who writes the Journal editorials? Well, he won't be so co-operative when I ask the next question, 1 thought as I asked if he would print the Herald for us if we managed to find a way to keep it going as a separate newspaper. But he surprised me and agreed to that, too. Good Heavens, 1 must have been misreading those editorials all these years! On that day I was among those who were grateful for the "second best" solution, of keeping the paper alive even though we had to join a larger paper. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea and within a few days I was convinced that joining the Shelton Journal was a great idea. Since working in Belfair 1 have noticed that most people are Bremerton-oriented, which is only natural since so many people of the area work there. But we do belong in Mason County and ordinances passed by the County Commissioners in Shelton or taxes sent out by the County Auditor do affect this end of the County, too. With the larger staff of the Journal, and the fact it is located right at the County seat, it can cover news from the County offices much more effectively than the one-woman editorial staff of the Herald has ever been able to do. As Herald readers take advantage of the ' extra" news provided by the Journal and Journal readers browse through the Herald and learn what's going on at this end of the County, there is a good chance that the new joint enterprise will do a lot to bring the County together. I know there are others in North Mason who feel as I do because quite a few people have stopped in this past week to say they have enjoyed the Journal the past few weeks and are looking forward to getting both papers for the price of one. I hope more and more of you will think it's a great idea as time goes by. Just don't let those Journal editorials fool you. Mr. Gay is really a very nice man. CIGARETTES TAKEN The Allyn Grocery was burglarized the night of July 20 and about $150 worth of cigarettes were taken. The case is being investigated by the Sheriff's department. SHAGGY DOG STORY A black and white shaggy pup with a flea collar was found on the Grapeview Road July 20 according to a report from the local Sheriff's office. l~~~~~~~l~l~l~~l~~~~~~~~l~~~l~~~~~l~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ll~~~~l~~~~~~~~l~l~~~~l~~~~~~~~ll~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A section of the Shelton-Mason County Journal serving as the voice of Belfair, Aliyn, Grapeview, Tahuya, Mason Lake, South Shore and North Shore. Post Office Box 587, Belfair, Washington 98528 Telephone CR 5-6680 LOU DONNELL ............................. Editor BARBARA NELSON .......... Advertising Representative Published by Shelton Publishing, Inc., Post Office Box 430, Shelton, Washington 98584 : telephone 426-44 ] 2. Subscription: $5.00 per year in Mason County; $6.00 per year elsewhere. ~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~lll~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~ll~~l~~~~~~l~~~~l~~~~~l~l~~~l~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ll paper O~ June 23 about the school's Citizen's Committee: Every parent that is unhappy with teacher can write a letter to the principal, then the principal puts it in teacher's file and the teacher is partially judged on their efficiency from this. So when teacher corrects Johnny, Johnny in return tells Mom, (and not always the truth, as Johnny's like to dramatize;) she writes the principal a letter and around we go. Do you think this is fair judging? What will happen to the discipline in the Belfair Schools and the youngsters? It should be utter chaos. Why should a teacher correct Johnny when his position is on the line? WOULD YOU? All I can say is thank heavens my youngsters don't go to the Belfair Schools. A summer resident, A. Smith Carl Anderson dies in nursing home Carl J. "Charlie" Anderson, 79, who was injured in an accident at Beard's Curve June 8 died July 21 at the Belmont Nursing Home in Bremerton. The Reverend Wendall Harder of Belfair Community Baptist Church officiated at the funeral service held last Saturday at the Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home in Port Orchard. Mr. Anderson was born Dec. 14, 1891, on Bainbridge Island to the late John F. and Emma Anderson. Mr. Anderson grew up and attended school on Bainbridge Island. He met his wife, the former Florence M. Hester, in Port Orchard and the couple were married there July 16, 1913. They had just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Mr. Anderson served his apprenticeship at PSNS in 1909. He also worked at various places in the Port Orchard area including Ilal's Hardware and Hal's Motor Company. When Mr. Anderson retired from PSNS as a machinist supervisor in I (956 he had completed 30 years of service with the government He was a member of the F & AM Lodge 98, Port Orchard, and the Curly Creek (;range. Lie is survived by his wife, Florence. of the family flame: four sons, Max E. Burrell. Seattle, Ronald C. Burrell, Abington, Pa., Jack F. Burrell, Kent (King CountyL and Richard Burrell, Belfair: one sister, Mrs. ltarry (Alida) Finnick. Seattle: and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Concluding services and interment were held at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Port Orchard. BOOKS WANTED North Mason Friends of the Library are accepting donations of books for their sale booth at the Flea Market, August 7th and 8th, at the Masonic tlall in Belfair. Paperbacks in good condition, as well as hardbacks, will be welcome. Call Mrs. Curtis Bell, CR 5-2320. or Mrs. Kenneth Bates. CR 5-6594, for pick-up. SOUTH SHORE THEFT Raymond Schumsky of Auburn reported on July 22 to the Belfair Sheriff's office that several items had been stolen from a garage at his summer home near Happy Hollow on South Shore. Missing were a fire extinguisher, spare tire and wheel for a boat trailer, boat horn and three 6-gallon Evenrude gas tanks. Page 2 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - July 29, 1971 meet at the Wtason'~c. "Temple in Belfair for a potluck dinner Sunday, August 1 at 12:30 p.m. Members of other VWWI Barracks who are visiting in the area are invited to attend. Also persons who are eligible to join the group but who have not done so, Mothers, wives, daughters or sisters of World War I veterans are eligible. Mrs. Alice Squires, CR5-2065, will be happy to answer questions from potential members. Following the potluck dinner will be a business meeting at which will be a discussion of the booth sponsored by the group at the August 6 and 7 Flea Market. On this committee are Mrs. Robert Deck of Union, 898-2293; Mrs. Herbert W. Davidson, TR 6-8556 and Mrs. Martin Tate, CR 5-6344. They would appreciate donations of white elephants for the sale. Members of the group are asked to reserve Wednesday, August 11, for a District I .~uxLl~a~y ~Ytl co-host the pot~_ucY~ dinner. ]?his will be the [irst District meeting since the instaUation of Homer Stewart as District Commander and Marguerite Minty as District Auxiliary president. Application mode for fill on North Shore An application has been received by the Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to build a bulkhead and place approximately 800 cubic yards of fill behind it to furnish a place to park a travel trailer during the summer months at a summer residence on North Shore belonging to Jean Pritchard of Port Orchard. Interested parties are requested to submit, in writing, any comments or objections to the proposed work before August 22 to the Seattle office of the Army Corps. NEW CONSTRUCTION--REMODELING--ROOFING DECKS CONCRETE WORK FO RM I CA--CERAM I C T lEE Free Estimates Call CR 5-2196 Collect New 19 ft. Starfire with 16.5 HP Mercruiser and full top. Was $.5,81.5.00 ................. NOW $4995 New 17 ft. Thunderbird with 65 HP Mercury and EZ Loader Trailer. Was $4,005.00 ................. NOW $2995 :lq I I Bank Terms Belfair CR 5-2297 Puget National The hometown bank. Hello again! I'm back as your correspondent for a while. I enjoyed many newsy letters from the Huckleberry Herald Readers when I wrote this column before, and I hope to hear from you again. Let me know about your vacation, new additions to your family, or just for fun, drop me a line and let me know what is going on in your particular home town. A telephone call from the permanent residents of Mason and Benson Lake is always a welcome ring as Wednesday rolls around and I get that panicky "what am I going to write 1Ehis week feeling". For those of you who are reading the Huckleberry Herald and the Mason Lake Meanderings for the first time, we'd like you to know what a Gung Ha Community we have... Benson Lake news is also included in this column, as the people from there are an intricate part of our community. The people of these two Lakes have accomplished a fete unheard of in the large cities of today. By working together and playing together, we have built a really fine recreation hall, completely usable and comfortable in just one short year. Wonderful volunteer labor from both the permanent residents and summer people combined with donations totaling over $10,000 made it all possible. The donations also paid for a lot of fun as the dances, pot lucks, card parties and etc, were enjoyed as the building progressed. The Mason-Benson Woman's Fire Auxiliary is a working bunch of gals too. They keep our District Firemen in the finest and safest gear, have furnished our firemen with radio equipment as well as a Fireboat for Mason Lake. Besides that, like the MBC Club, (incidentally pronounced ''Embassy") it's a fun organization with the friendliest people anywhere. So much for blowing our horn... Some changes have taken place at Paradise Estates since I last wrote this column. New tennis court, large sturdy swings for the young set, two horse-shoe courts, new bright tables and green lawns for picnicking (that's due to all that lovely rain we had!!!!), a riding lawn mower helps too. have persisted in cutting it everytime it is rebuilt on the north side of the Lagoon. The fence will be run clear to the Lake in the near future, and hopefully this will solve the problem. There are a lot of expensive boats moored there! The car gate will be locked from 11 p.m. and opened at 8 a.m. thru the summer months to insure the safety of the boats. AI Rodewald is the full time maintenance man now and is taking excellent care of the area. We are also sporting a flag now and he raises and lowers it daily. Good job, AI. Gordon Hathaway has been working for Paradise for quite a few years but would like to be able to travel when the mood strikes, so resigned and will now follow the wind. Paradise Estates held it's annual meeting July 12tb in a downpour of cold rain with very few property owners in attendance. (l don't blame them, it was a nasty day). Doug Sayan was elected the President of the Association for a two year term, Pete Peterson, Secretary-Treasurer and Lee Rice, Vice President. R. B. A. Johnson was elected as a trustee as well as Tom Workman and Bob Nickols for a two year term. Two cabins in Paradise have been robbed this summer. The Taylor cabin on Paradise Blvd. and the Fisher cabin on kakeview Blvd. Just groceries and liquor were taken from Fishers with expensive tools left behind. Another happening in "Little Seattle" (as we permanent residents are beginning to call it in the summer) was Mr. Skoog's red truck going for a swim in the Lagoon when the brakes failed as he was launching his boat. Also a throttle ~uck on a large boat in the lagoon a few weeks ago and the boat hit a dock and the young driver was thrown out, but luckily was unhurt. A near tradgedy did occur however, as two very young girls jumped off the diving board before first learning how to swim, and were rescued by a couple of anonymous boy-s. This encouraged Paradise Assoc. to hire life guards for all the Holiday weekends. Congratulations to Donna and Bill Freeto, new Mommy and Daddy of a baby boy, The proud We've had our troubles in grandparents are Nancy and Don Paradise as well, some summer Welch of Mason Lake. people don't like the fence and The annual 4th of July dance Quality Landscaping By Bob & Gift ;ho )e [ North Shore Road Belfair CR 5-2558 held at the MBC Club was a howling success.. Really great hamburgers ( a meal in a bun) with homemade potato salad was served to the families before the dancing and during... The L. Z. DeSpains band (which is becoming a tradition as well) played their unbeatable music for the dancers. The weatherman cooperated beautifldly with a warm summer evening. All the hard working people that chaired and worked on the committees to make the dance possible (and it is a tremendous job) are to be congratulated. The heads of the committees were Doug Sayan, in charge of tables, Mrs. Wiltze, food and the kitchen, Maxine Gunnarson, Ice and mixer, Bill Lewis took care of all those lovely tickets that brought in all that money to improve the Club House some more. A teenage dance was held Sunday night the 4th of July with over a hundred enthusiastic teenagers girating to the music of the "Reuben Edgar Og'" (Reuben Edgar Og'????) The last half hour or so was dedicated to music they most like to play, "'The Blues". The same group played for the opening of the Inn Quest in Shelton a couple of weeks ago (new teenage center). These are mostly Mason Lake boys, Dan Sayan, Steve Peterson, Keith Bystrom, and Kim Nicklaus of Grapeview, with the assist of a couple of Seattle and Shelton youths sitting in. Tom Brokaw, our Fire Captain of Mason Lake says everything is going great with the Fire Department if they could just find the culprit who is sneaking two gallons of gasoline each week (can't go far on that!). Pete and I made a flying dash to Seattle last Thursday the 15th to have breakfast aboard the Coast Guard Cutter "Klamath" before our son, Mark, sailed for a three-month cruise. They will spend some time in ttonolulu, two weeks in Japan and be on Midway Island for a few days. Also they will spend two 21-day weather patrol and search and rescue stints in the Pacific. Sven and Maxine Gunnarson entertained Mr. and Mrs. ltcrmanns of Edmonds and their house guest, a young girl from Cologne, Germany, the weekend of the 17th. Such lovely weather too! Lou Grothe is out of the hospital and with her daughter, Mrs. Chapman, at 17317 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle now. l'm sure she would appreciate a call when you are in town or a card. Lou would like to thank all her friends who sent cards while she was in the hospital. Get well Lee Lopriore--BUILDER WE HAVE BUILDING LOTS WE HAVE FINANCING, VARIABLE INTEREST NEW CONSTRUCTION -- REMODELING LICENSED -- INSURED -- BONDED CR 5-2021 mouth-to-mouth resuscitatiola. Persons interested in taking advantage of the mini-course, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until shortly after 4 p.m., (permanent residents are welcome, too)may sign up at either of thetwo marinas at Mason Lake. Any questions about the course may be answered by calling Sven Gunnarson, 426-8813. the ~eek at 1u1 12 to 1"7. "Inae Mason County SherifFs of(tee is investigating. CYCLIST INJURED Mike Fleury of Victor was taken to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton by the Belfair Aid car July 22 after being caught in the throat by a cable across a back road above the North Mason High School while riding a motor cycle. TREE SERVICE TOPPED, TRIMMED OR REMOVED FULLY INSURED WES GRIFFEY CR 5-2117 Tun ups Minor Repair Work 24 Hr. Wrecker Semite CR 5-2077 MOBIL soon, Lou. Her telephone number is L! 2-8385. Jerry and Ruth Hill and their children took a trip to Southern California and Mexico just after school let out for the summer, but now the brush is turning green again, work will begin for another season. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hill have been vacationing frequently in their trailer and pulling their big boat along for fishing. John and Jean Moore waved good-by to their son, Tom as he sailed away on a fishing schooner out of Shelton a couple of weeks ago. He will be fishing in the Alaskan waters for the next two months. Jan and Louis tludgens picked up a new Volvo last week in Tacoma. Pretty sporty cam muting buggy. to have you with us The staff at is pleased S OF SHELTON to have the HUCKLEBERRY HERALD distributed along with the Shelton Mason I County Journal. I We invite the readers of the to stop in the store when you're in Shelton. We'll be glad to help you with your building and gardening needs. Watch for our ads in each issue of the paper. Z,1=r~I~IIl~'II OF SHELTON "Buildin Mason County" July 29, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-:)ason County 5ourn= - Page 7