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Percy M Pio 6017 8.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore $ MUNICATIONS--Mrs. Thora Bassett, clerk in Sheriff's office, tries out the new teletype operation today, giving the office almost instant W!th law enforcement officers in other parts of I neighboring states. '.ned ,ruCtion of a Drive the Snleton air Sin o e.g f the Blue on were reveal- red Thibodeaux, OWner of the lo- theatre will 25-acre site the air- the Journal. le space for enterpris- front- will be area. he said. Office Joins New Network P[cIures Of Former County Commission Members Are Sought Attention Mason County Pion- eers- Dr. Harry W. Deegen is trying to locate pictures of allMason County Commissioners since 1889. The list includes M. C. Simmons, F. C. Purdy, William Ports, John I Flanigan, Joseph H. Deer, A. W. Hurst, William M. Nanee, J. B. Shelton, Harry Ashfietd, Frank Binns. Charles" H. W/yell. W. A. Hunter, 7-Ienry Latham. W. E. Daniels, J. A. Cole, S. W. Blan- ton; Willard Case, F. C. Willey, D. C. Nevitt, William N. Nance, T. W. McDonald. T. %V. Webb. W. A. Persons being sought by the law are going to find the going tough- er with the start of operation to- day of a state-wide teletype com- munications network. The Mason County Sheriff's of- rice has been connected to the net- work. Equipment for sending and receiving teletype messages has been installed in the sheriff's of- fice in the court house. THE SHERIFF'S office here is in direct connection with cities and towns in six surrounding coun- ties and with the state highway patrol, which are on the same net- work, and. through a central relay center in Olympia are in almost immediate touch with the rest of the state and through an inter- state network, the five western states. The teletype machines are in- stalled and maintained by the Pa- cific llorthwest Bell Telephone Co. The county pays a monthly ren- tal charge for the machine. The state wide communications network was made possible by an act of the last session of the State Legislature authorizing it. Harry Elmlund. Mason County Commissioner. is a member of the State Committee for the commun- ications network. He was appoint- ed earlier this year by Gov. Al- bert Rosellini. Former 5he/ton Youth Wins Priz=;:; On TV Show Gary Ritner, 26, son of Mr. and 1V[rs. Roy Ritner. Shelton, won $9,931 worth of merchandise Fri- day night on the television quiz proc'ram "The Price Is Right", or- igin-sting from New York. Ritner earned the right to re- turn to the show tomorrow (Fri- day) and a chance to add more to his winnings by outguessing three other contestants on the program. HIS WINNINGS included a breakfront, home gym, baby grand piano and 1963 model car. "Gary didn't tell us how he got on the 'program, but just to watch it," his mother Mrs. Roy Ritner told the Journal Monday. She said he and his ased the 25- rt clearing theatre A Bre- awarded the Leatre will aCCOrding to Phase of the in the Thibod- Will un- Tucker, W. A: McGoon, E. j. that her son won $350 in June on Ahern, Vincent E. Paul Robert another quiz show "Password". Trenchmann, Fred Ferrio, Jr., H. R. Dickinson. Lyle O'Dell. Roy Carr, Roy Mitchell. Kearney V. Collins, C. \\;V. Streckenbaeh. Har- old Cart, W. F. McCann, John E. Bariekman. Harry Efmlund and Martin Auseth. Dr. Deegan may be contacted at 426-6117. SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS Three persons were booked at the Mason County Sheriff's office last week. They were OIwille Ken- hey, negligent driving, no operat- Thursday, August 1, 1963 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton. Washington, 10 Cents per Copy under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 227 Wegt Cots. 77th YEAR--NO. 31 Published in "'Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingtm, 16 Pages -- 2 Sections Union Approves Contract With Rayonier; IWA Sta.rts Voting On Simpson Agreement Beverly Heights Residents Talk WaterWithCity Resi/ents of the Beverley Heights area, after meeting with the city commission Tuesday night, decided to hold another meeting among themselves to dis- cuss what might be done to get waterlines in the area replaced. The city had sent letters to all Iesidents outside the city limits getting city water service to come to the commission meeting Tues- day night to discuss the replace- ment of deteriorated water mains. Beverly Heights is the largest of three or four areas concerned. MAYOR FRANK Travis Jr. told the group that the city had in- tended, wben the invitations to the meeting were sent out, to sug- gest tl/e formation of a Locai I;n- provement District (LID) under a law passed by the last session of the state legislature. This law permits the formation of LIDs out- side the city for services by the city. Travis said that because of some confusion in the wording of the law, bonding agencies 'would not touch bonds from the area. because it did not connect to the city. City Engineer Pat. Byrne said that the estimated cost of replac- ing the present four-inch wooden line with six-inch cast iron would be about $20.000. t 'Asked why the city could not replace the line smce it had been He//copter Used in Construction HELICOPTER USEDThis Helicopter was in operation along Deegan Road Tuesday in the laying of the Cascade Natural Gas Co, pipeline. The "whirlybird" was being used* to transport 750- pound concrete blocks to a section of the pipeline through a swampy area where it would have been difficult for ground equipment to operate. The blocks were being placed over the pipe- line to keep it in place in the wet area. Here. the helicopter is just raising one of the blocks from the ground on the way to placing it over the pipeline. Ritner is employed by a stock- collecting revenues from the sys- broking firm in Seattle. He is in tern since its installation. Byrne Forer Jailer n n I"oso'-a" New York taking a training course aid that up until about seven on Arall Street. years ago, water rates were so low -- they did not allow for any re-Andy Harris Rate, Are BUILDING PERMITS placement work. Since that time, I Building permits approved by he said, 16 percent of the city wa- the Mason County Comnfission 0n tel" revenue had been earmarked ,'skeW,--'': Uy-- U th-ea-- --:- Monday were to Robert R. Pry0r, for replacement work. --'-Ie :SIDI!I ]wood dock, $300; Richard.Harpet t ,MYINIg SAID:float uiig.,th6 . :,- wood resideiace $800; Gerald DiN percent of the revenue from the lion wood cabin, $900; Dean M/k- I Beverly Heights system, about 50 General*overCall age boosts for lthun, rmodeihg, $2.000; Gerr to 60"feet of replacement could Shelton Hospital personnel which aldine La.urich, garage $400;)be done a yem-. The question is, James Vedan. shed. $325: Harold } he said. if the part of the system became effective July 1 have been balanced by increased room rates, Retynski, wood cabin. $1,000; Har- not replaced would last the length hospital supt. Cal Hopper announc- Which will mt 18 and ]n the work glass ent- and and other consider- to select the- further in- r at alat- I. COurt in Fri- time t a traf- month %VO- w'as driver Collision wcutt's Shelton, an attor- m Super- as- enter a Friday 10 a.ln. the Mis- t.t-Iighway lie Hood job is O}dders of lion of a new rails INI C table and flee pop and for the the iriTtafl ratic -or's license; Frank W. Carlson, lan Dutfield wood residence. $12,- non-stipport, and Kenuith Hosk- 000 and Luther Rogers, machine ins, rape. shed $200. 130-Pound Skate U00expected Catch SURPRISE CATCHDave Glassey, 18, Shelton, caught this ap- proximately 130 pound skate while fishing for mud sharks off the dock at the Dr. B. N. Collier residence on Arcadia Point last week. Dave was assisted by his cousin and fishing partner Jesus Juerrero, 21, of Florence, Colo. Two young men fishing for nmd 'sharks off the dock at the Dr. B. N. Collier residence on Ar- cadia Point got a big surprise last week, approximately 130 pounds Worth. Dave Glassey, 18. who resides with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Glassey on Route 3, Shelton, fell a big and unusual tng on his steel-leader equipped sahnon line. Dave said he "knew it couldn't be a nmd shark that. he had booked", so he sumnmned his fish- ing partner and Cousin Jesns Juer- rero, 21, visiting from Florence. Colo.. "to get a gaff hook quick." JESUS COULDN'T find a gaff hook so the boys wrestled the big "thing" to the shore. When the battle was over Dave and Jesus had beached an estimated of time necessary to complete re- placement. He sniff'if water users in that area would be willing to pay an extra $5 a month per connection the work could be speeded up and there would be flmds available o repair serious breaks if they pc- cured during the replacement per- iod. It would take about 10 years to complete the replacement Job on this basis, he said. AFTER DISCUSSION of ques- tions on the alternatives in getting the line replaced, the citizens of the area present at the meeting agreed to get together among themselves and report back to the commission what they felt would be the best thing to do. In other action Tuesday night, the commission: --Accepted the tes for re- ceiving the federal grant of $24,- 000 for replacement of sewer lines in the downtown area. --Passed a resolution setting $4.50 a front foot for 32-foot resi- dential streets and $6.50 a front foot for commercial 4-foot streets as the maximum amount of city participation in street improve- merit LIDs. The resolution also provides that funds will be set aside each year for LID pmicipa. t/on and that they will be used on a first come first sez-e basis. Salvation Army Sends Local Children To .Camp Near Renton Eight children from Mason Coun- ty are going to camp for a week. courtesy of the local Salvation Army organization. They left Tuesday morning and will spend a Week at Camp Boren near Renton. They are all from families who would not have been financially able to provide them this type of recreation. Names of youngs- ters were provided to the Salvation Army by the local Department of Public Assistance office. The Salvation Army paid for the campships for the youngsters. Miss . , Alma Burke VOhmteered to fur= 130 pound skate. It took about nish transportaiion for one ear- 15-minutes to land the big flat- load of the children and local doctors provided the necessary fish, Dave said. Dave commented that a man physical examinations for the who lad watched the boys land youngsters Without charge for the fish explained that bc had those who were unable to pay, seen only one other skate as big as Dave and Jesus' landed in Gas Price Oulti00g the area. The man went on to say that the other skate had been Spreads To Shelton taken by skindivers. "THE MAN TOLD us not to try to pick the skate up by its tail because we could get stung," Dave said. The skate is a mem- ber of the ray fan)ily. "We were fishing for mud sharks to use as fertilizer in the garden," Dave said. And what do you think Dave is going to do with his behemoth bottomfish? It ought to make a lot of fertilizer, he said. Gas price cntting, which start- ed in the Seattle area some tinge ago and has been spreading to otber areas, hit Shelton this week. Motorists found gas prices at manv stations wo,.e 27.9 cents for regular and 30.9 for ethyl, several cents below prices before the cut. The cut here was made to stay in line with Olympia prices, which dropped several days before those in Shelton. ANDY HARRIS Former Mason County jailer Andy J. Harris, 61 died in Shel- ton General Hospital last Thnrs- day. He had been admitted to the hospital July 21 following an auto accident near the Webb Lookout. He had been reported recovering from the injuries. Authorities said death was ap- parently caused by a heart at- tack. with the accident as a con- tribnting factor. MR. ItAIIRIS was born Sept. 25, 1901 in California and had liv- ed in Mason County about 40 years. Prior to his death, Harris was working as a crew foreman for the Department of Natural Re- sources. He was a life member of the National R/f lemon's Associ- ation and a charter member of the Shelton Rifle and Pistol Club. Services were held at 11 a.m.. Monday, Jnly 29 at the Batstone Funeral Home with Rev. Horace Mounts officiating. Interment in the Shelton Memorial Park follow- ed. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nin Harris of She]ton; a daugh- ter. Nona Marie Aggas of A1 Can- ada, California; a son, Andy J. Harris. Jr. of New York; and 3 grandchildren, Laurie Aggas, Vic- kie Harris and Dens Harris. Shoplifter 6ets Suspended Sentence The Shclton Police Deparhnent last week arrested one person for shoplifting and is worMng on other cases. Mrs. Pamela Elllott. 17, Sllelton, was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence on a petit larceny charge in Shelton Police Court Monday night. She was also ordered to make restitution for items taken froln a local store. Tle charge stemmcd from a shoplifting inci- dent. Police Chief Paul Hinton said his department as other leads to shoplifting locally and has men working on them. Two other persons forfeited bail in Police Com't Monday night. They were Alan D. Borden, speed- ing, $10 forfeit, and Lonnie L. Hagmann. no valid operator's lf- cene, $7 forfeit. ed yesterday. Ward rates moved from $20 to $21 a day, semi-private room rates from $21.50 to $23, and private rooms from $23 to $25. he said. EVEN SO, Shelton Hospital ] rates are still the lowest in the Southwest ,Washington Hospital Council Hopper pointed out, and among the lowest in the state. Other members of the council have also raised rates. "Our rates are based on costs of operation. As a non-profit op- eration we strive only to break even," Hopper explained. "The wage increases came first, the rate raises second to take care of the greater costs of operation, which include also higher costs of med- ical supplies." HOPPER POINTED out that hospital operations today require the employment of more nurses who are increasing their role in the medical effort, helping to re- turn patients to health sooner. While this boosts daily expenses to the hospital, costs to patients are cut by shorter hospital stays and the ability to return to work ooner. t@ Bailo ,ng To Close On Aug. 6 Union employees of the Simp- son Timber Company are balloting on the contract agreement reach- ed between Simpson and the In- ternational .Woodworkers of Am- erica and the Lumber and Saw- Local Union Members Favor Rejection Members . two unions repre- senting workers in 20 pulp and pa- per company operations in Wash- ington, Oregon and California vot- ed last week to accept a contract mill Workers Union in Portland offered by the companies at ne- July 12. gotiations in Portland earlier this Ballots for the election were re-t month. Union employees at the Rayon- ceived by Local 3-38, IWA, here [ier Inc., Olympic Research D/v/- earlier this week and balloting is[ s/on here are included in . the now m progress. ] agreement. BALLOTING will continue an- RALPH DAVISON, represents- tire of the union at Rayonier, said this week he had been informed by regional union headquarters in Portland that fhe proposed agree- ment was accepted 7,762 to 6,300 on a three-state basis. At the Rayonier plant here, he said, the vote was 77 percent in favor of ?ejecting the offer. It includes revision of the sen- iority clause in the uniform labor agreement to give greater job se- curity. ALSO INCLUDED are modifica- tions in the health and welfare proDram plan to permit additional alternate means of obtaining cov- erage, and of the $10,000 major medical expense insurance to al- low an automatic ............. of such expense up to $1,000 per year. Instituted for the first time is an association-wide pension pro- grant which gives every qualified retiring employee a pension whe- ther or not he participates in an til Aug. 6, when the ballots will be sent to the Regional IWA office m Portland where they will be counted. Union employees in other Simpson plants in Washington, Oregon and California will also voteon the contract agreement. The agreement provides for pay increases up to 33V2 cents over the next three years. It ia retro- active to June I of this year when the contract between the company and the IWA expired. THE SIMPSON agreement was the first reached by lumber eom- )anies and the two unions since negotiations started several weeks ago. Unions have gone on strike at several lumber company plants in the three states and are still on strike. $a/mon Barbecue individual company pension plan, Friday To End ,ndestabli,hcs proce(h]res for fu- ture pension intprovements. County 4-Y Camp w+,o,ro,+ ..,,, ,o retroac- tive as of June 1, 1963, The new offer would estabtisl hourly base rates of $2.37 for men . It is 4-H Salmon Barbecue time. land $2.10 for women. Journeyman At CaInp ,Panhandle,.- Friday,-I mechanical employees would re- Mrs. ' Georgia M:Iller, SkokQmish ceive a new hourly rate of $3.34. Valiey will barbecue fat silvers ] fresh from the Pacific. Starting at 6:o0 p.m., each person will be/ served a genmus portion of san mort together with vegetables, bey- erage, salad and dessert Mrs. Miller is famous for her 'barbecued salmon. Her specialty I has become traditional on the last evening of the Mason County 4-H Camp. The public is cordially welcome: $1.50 for adults, $I.00 for child- ren six to 12. Money earned will go to defray camp costs. Besides the barbecue, the pub- lic may stay after supper to in- spect the camp facilities, explore l.le 420 acre Panhandle Tree Farm look over the new lodge built by Mason County and Grays Harbor County 4-H people, and attend the evening camp awards and fun program. The Camp Steering Committee of the 1963 Mason County 4-H Camp is made up of Mason Coun- ty 4-H Leaders' Council members, Mrs. Corn Drake, Mill Creek; Mrs. Agnes Kelley, Kamilche; Mrs. Do- ris Whitmarsh Skokomish Valley; Mrs. Max/he Mell, Southside, and Mrs. tachel Valley, Matlock. FERl{Y RECEIPTS Receipts from the Harstine Is- land Ferry for the week ending July 27 were $284.70. the Mason County Engineers office reported. County Awards Two Bridge Contracts A DELEGATION of residents from the Mill Creek area again appeared at the commission mee- ing to protest,the construction of a used auto parts establishment and wrecking yard at the intersec- tion of Mill Creek Road and High- way 101. Attorney Glenn Correa. epresenting the group, asked the commas'ion to again delay approv- al of a building permit for con- struction until the situation could be investigated. The commission agreed to delay action for two weeks. Correa said he was going to con- tact the prosecuting attorney to see if the work could not be halted on the building as it was being started without the pernfit. A petition signed by 180 resi- dents of the area was presented to the eomn]ission. MIS. I{,UIIY DA IS. owner of the property on which the building is proposed, supported approval of the building permit, stating that what was planned would be o worse in appearance than et lot of other things in the area. The Mason County Commission awarded a contract for the con- struction of two bridges on Cmmty Roads to the Lee' T. Dulen Con- struction Co.. Chehatis, when they met Monday. Dulen's bid of $38,786 was the low seven received for the work. The bridges are the Lower Vance Creek Bridge in the Sko- komish Valley and the Rossmaicr Bridge in the Matlock area. Other bidders were Duff Simp- son Constmmtion Co., Port Ange- les; V, B. Davis Construction Co., Olympia; Sea and Shore Pile Driv- ing Co.. Bellevue; Owens Brothers, Port Angeles; Dale M. Madden Construction Co., Seattle and O. T. Hall. TIIE COMMISSION opened the bids at 11 a.m. and turned them over to the county engineer for study and recommendation. He recon-uncnded the acceptance of the Dulen bid which was low. Jim Panley Inc., was awarded the contract Tot two cars for the sheriff's office. This was the only bid received. Total Tid was $3.- 918.61. including a trade in al- lowance of $900 for three of the present sheriff's orifice cars. Bob Wolden. representing Paul- ey told the commission that auto manufacturers had stopped taking new special orders in the plants they would soon be shut down for change-over to tle 1964 models shortly. The two cars on which the bids were submitted were in @ Starts Chmb; $64 This Week w. A. NTris Shelton, is appii-,) , Re*i00 cant for th,, permit. , .res.=en. ns IJdward B. Andrews, Olnnpia I The Sheltou Cemetery -'' Associa- realtor, presentcd the cmnnissionttio n accepted the resignation of with a report on his appraisal of]its president Horace Curry at a property the county must acquire special meeting this week. in a proposed improvement of the Curry's resignation, ffective North Shore l=Load along Hood Aug+ 1 was because of poor health. Canal The commission had hired The association named vice pre- Andrews last week to make an s/dent Cliff "W/yell acting presi- dent to serve Until the next an- nual moO.rag m 1 ebruar;, 19(i. appraisal of the property Lo be tained,Oregn' he said, but, could be b" ' Laken,l Cemetery Association FRANK TICA%iS J, I40'S rHO And so the Who's Who Contest jackpot starts its climb again. Veta Holtorf, Route 3. Shelton. upped the ante to $64 for next week's contest after she correct- ly identified Mayor Frank Travi, Jr. for $4, but missed one clue which cost her the jackpot of $30. SHE OMITTED THE CI,UE "37 years in Shelton". Swinging into the llth week of the contest the pot contains $64. Last weeks complete list of clues was: another junior %Vashington Evergreen resides on Laurel St. Chef de GaTe Candaee and Mary Jane Constance wife licensed airplane pilot golfer father "former mayor 37 years in Sheltn Coast Guard veteran in public eye oily hall headquarters of city fathers grows orchids among omginal CAP members bmtM picking inLeresis assumed new responsibilities June 1962.