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Thursday, July 31, 20i4 - Mason County Journal - Page A-27 MARY'S MEMOIRS This was a pretty exciting week for Mary and Sam in 1936/Went on a fishing trip and while they were gone the store's safe was stolen. The authorities think it was done by professionals. They had a few personal items in the safe, too. Mary seems a lot more upset she lost her watch rather than her marriage li- cense. Enjoy/ Thursday, July 30, 1936 Sam went to Seattle and it was a fairly quiet day. A1 went too so there was a short crew today. Friday, July 31, 1936 Got the shelves done up in good shape. Very hot out. Mrs. Baldwin sent a let- ter to Mrs. Photo courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection Sam Theler is shown with a salmon he caught in this frame pulled from the Theler family's home movies. Burton in neth Nason. He started as We got two nice salmon and Blaine and janitor and is now assistantrather Bill Hager pulled the it was re- manager of the Roxy The- one in that bit on my line By CLYDENE turned and ater. Pretty good. Ethel runs and he caught one himself. HOSTETLER Mr. Burton the candy booth next door.To the camp and ate a late got it and They are doing very well. We supper and back to Everett read it so now Mrs. Baldwin reached Bill Yeager's place where we saw Kenneth and is very mad. She wrote a lot at Tulalip Indian Reserva- Ethelle. Saw the new theater of gossip about Burton to his tion at 8:30 and they were and had a nice visit. Then to wife. surprised to see us so early. Seattle and to John and An- To bed at 11:30 as we were nie's to stay overnight. Very Saturday, Aug. 1, 1936 to go out fishing pretty early, tired. A very hot day and very Everyone was tired. busy. The old highway is Monday, Aug. 3, 1936 the only means of travel Sunday, Aug. 2, 1936 Sam was just getting now so that cuts off some of We sat in the boat and dressed when the phone rang our Saturday rush. We left fished all day so by night we and someone asked for John. at 4:30 to catch 5:15 ferry were pretty stiff. Also~ny Annie went to the phone and and just made it by the skin arms were red from the sun. found out it was Sam that of our teeth. Then to John Sam caught a big skate. We was wanted. Emmet was on and Annie's and ate a sand- ran after it with the boat for the line and his first words wich. Jack went home too. nearly 40 minutes and to were "the safe is gone." We stopped at Everett on our great sorrow saw it was Someone had gone in one of our way up and saw Ken- nothing but an old skate, the front windows and blew the safe then not being able for a swim. My, the water to open it broke out the back was warm. Pressed a few door and took it away with clothes. Washed out some them. So we were so upset hose and a blouse. My mar- we couldn't eat much. Went riage license, two watches, to get some beef and feed my black onyx ring and a five and caught the 10:30 ferry dollar gold piece were in the to Harper. Home to Belfair safe so now I have no watch. we found the place alive with Picked some flowers. They Highway Patrol men, sheriffs smell very sweet. etc. Fingerprints were taken and everything that could Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1936 be done was done. Gave the A very hot day. I went two salmon to Charlie and swimming in the morning he roasted them for supper, and at night. Ted Zedder- I never tasted such good quist and his wife came out fish. Sam went to Seattle and he played the accordion but missed the boat so came for a long time. They came so back again. Rudy came down late they found me in bed but to see us and I kidded him I got up and dressed. about coming down to see me and Sam coming home. Sat Loved the part about Ted around and talked until very Zedderquist visiting and late. playing the accordion. A couple of nights ago, I went Tuesday, Aug. 4,.1936 up to my neighbors and sat A sweltering hot day. Not by the fire. I had discovered terribly busy. Sam went to the husband plays the banjo. Seattle early. Jack went I have been teaching myself down the Canal. Charlie put how to play the banjo for the a new lock on the back door past year. I took up my banjo and cleaned up all the gar- and Marc had his. I was ex- bage. Inspector O'Neil was cited to hear someone play. out yesterday and counted that knew how. It was great: post office funds and told us Marc is really a good banjo he thought it was profession- player, too. He gave me a als who took the safe. Emmet few pointers and you can bet followed a light truck all over I am trying to perfect those last night. He thought they new techniques I learned. looked suspicious. Received Thank you for reading this two more books in the mail week's diary. and ordered some new books. Somerset Maugham complete works were $14.50, $2.50 to be paid first and $2 dollars each month for six months. Had a nice letter from Leon- ard and one from Irene Lar- son. Sam came home with a new iron, a Universal. It is a beauty. Jack and I went to the beach early and I went Clydene Hostetler is a longtime Belfair resident, local historian, media archivist and documentary filmmaker of "Hidden in Plain Sight." She has been researching Mary Theler's life for the past 11 years. She can be emailed at clydeneh@ wavecable.com. ! ! . ' , Home with the removal of old frame Tells of lumber situation building adjoining and rebuilding a "We are operating, but making little money," Said John G. Lewis, former state treasurer and now prominently identified with the logging and lumber industries of Grays Harbor county, speaking of the general situation in this industry and of that in the Harbor county especially. "There is a wide spread tendency on the part of lumbermen throughout the country to anticipate better times, and this fact is showing some effect itself in the creation of an optimistic spirit. It is generally expected that the market will improve in the new future 50 years a~o ,July 30, 1964 75 ',,em's ag. * ,/UI,Y 27, ,9:L9 Construction in shelton in rapid gait now New apartments; dairy building; large projects; several new homes under way-old homes being renovated. Construction of new buildings and homes and renovation of old residences is hitting a fairly fast pace in Shelton at the present time, a survey of the city this week disclosed. W.A Witsier announces new construction at the Witsier Funeral 40 x 44 one-story garage building to complete the permanent building. Robert Allen has the contract for this as well as laying the concrete strip in front of the Post office building on the new Mark E. Reed Street. Hornets do tree farmer in A freak accident involving a tree farmer, a swarm of angry black hornets, and a 14-inch knife, landed the tree farmer in clinic hospital for two hour forty five minute session in surgery and four days hospitalization with both hands immobilized. The hapless victim was Pat L.Dugger 23, Route 3, Shelton. The incident occurred last Thursday when Dugger was knife- shearing Christmas trees on the Hofert Plantation in Olympia. While Dugger worked, a swarm of hornets landed on his right hand which was holding the knife, stinging him five times. In fighting off the hornets with his left hand, Dugger aceidently struck the knife blade, inflicting a deep wound across the palm. the" Serving All of Mason County Since 1886 -5-----'-"-' = ~;~.P- f," =:~t,~Im|IN~.~ Body in duct tape dumped by woman The body of David G. Agar, 25, Seattle, a former Washington Corrections Center inmate, was dumped on a gravel road north of Shelton by 34-year-old Seattle woman and her 13-year-old daughter, The Mason County Sherriffs office said. Officers, who have not release the names of the woman or her daughter, did an investigation to determine how the body came to be in the cul-de-sac across Highway 101 from Olympic Highway North on July 23. Officers said preliminary indications are that Agar died of a drug overdose, but final determination is awaiting toxicology laboratory results. This advertisement for Zerolene Motor Oil appeared on page 2 of the Mason County Journal July 16, 1920. T='b.,~.