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August 5, 1971

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ROCK PAINTING was one of the many activities of the Squaxin Indian SUmmer Program which was held for six weeks at Kamilche School. In One of the trips was to the water around the island. The Harstine Island, where the group Indians are "farming." fish by ride to visited Indian landmarks. Another putting them in huge containers Camping trip was to a Little Skookum which protect them from their and and beach where Dave McMillan, a enemies and by feeding them by ~xciting annual marine biologist from the hand. aer ProgramOlympia Oyster Company, talked Entertaining the group was to the group. Mr. Donovan, who has studied the Which was A1 Rasmussen from the GameIndian culture. He demonstrated of Indian Department spoke at an old burn Indian dances, drums, and played College, on Cole Road. A clambake at the "old stick game," a gambling and the Dewey Sigo residence in game of the Indians. He also at the end Kamilche was featured in another talked about the Indian culture. field trip. One day the program Two of the last sites visited rovide called for a visit to the Point were Simpson's Mason Lake children Defiance aquarium in Tacoma and recreation center and Wynoochee dr school a train ride from Tacoma to Dam near Camp Grisdale. Bob in the Olympia on the way back. Lehman of the U. S. Forest group went Later in July the group Service was the speaker at the traveled to the Olympia Capital latter outing. Kamilche Museum to see Indian craft Booth said that he did not drew displays. That day they lunched know that there would be a a day. at Tumwater Falls Restaurant.program until a month before it The Bill Hunter dairy farm in the started, making it hard to set up a George Skokomish Valley was the scene program. It was started to give the was of another day's adventures, children an opportunity to do "More On one of the last field trips, things having to do with Indian are the group looked at Indian culture. are just artifacts at the Skokomish Indian Of the program's success, Center. Bruce Miller, the Center's Booth felt, "I think it was terrific. Affairs, director, guided the tour. That It has gone over real well and was day the children enjoyed a picnic very well accepted." He said that to the at Potlatch State Park. they have tried to weave Indian What Booth described as the culture into everything they've COver highlight of the program was an done. ere and of overnight camping trip to Squaxin Every morning the program Island where the group stayed on started with a flag salute and then the Indian reservation. Everyone a variety of things could be done, Mrs. got a ride in a huge canoe with an including singing and rock Ivans outboard. The short trip started painting. Weather permitting, four at the old Harstene ferry landing field trips were taken every day. )rhood and ended at Squaxin Island. When the group was not Once on the island, the group someplace far off, it was hiking ,r~se and had an Indian style clam and on one of two nature-hike trails Were oyster bake. The children were near the Kamilche School. and also given a tour of the Booth expressed hopes that experiemental fisheries program the program would continue next which the Indians are running in year. !OR RECREATION for the children participating in the Squaxin mer Program consisted of such things as soccer and field trips. A Molalla, Ore., couple, Daniel W. Brennan, 72, and his wife, Laura, 63, were both killed instantly in a traffic accident at the intersection of Lynch Road and Highway 101 shortly after noon Saturday, the Washington State Patrol reported. The couple lived at Rt. 2, Box 341, Molalla, Ore., the Patrol said. Both bodies were taken to Batstone Funeral Home. The 1961 station wagon, driven by Brennan, in which his wife was a passenger, was involved in a collision with a 1967 coach driven by Donald J. Miller, 35, 10456 First St., SW, Seattle. lett foot and right arm. A The patrol said the Miller passenger in his vehicle, Steven vehicle was northbound on Christensen, 14, 10456 First Ave. Highway 1 01 and that the SW, Seattle, suffered a contusion Brennan vehicle was entering the on his forehead and complained freeway eastbound from the of a pain in his hip. Lynch Road. Both vehicles were total Miller suffered injuries to his - losses, the patrol said. Thursday, August 5, 1971 Published in Shelton, We. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wa. 98584, 3 Sections-- 24 Pages under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 85th Year -- Number 3 1 227 w. cote. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy One contest in each the Shelton School Board and Shelton City Commission developed as filings closed last week. Robert Kramer will be opposed in his bid for election to the school board seat he now holds by Dr. George Radich. Kramer was appointed to the board earlier this year to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Herbert Hergert, who resigned when he was transfered to New York by ITT Rayonier. Kramer is an ITT Rayonier employee. Radich is an optometrist. Unopposed for re-election to the school board are Ernest Hamlin and Tom Weston. Roderick Erwin, who had filed for Weston's position, was disqualified when it was discovered he did not live in the district from which he filed. The position in the district in which he lives is not tip for election this year. A contest for Public Works Commission in the city developed with last-minute filings Friday by John W. Bennett and Michael J. Byrne. Glen Watson, who holds the position now, did not file for re-election. Mayor Frank Travis and Finance Commissioner David Kneeland are unopposed for election. Bennett is an engineer for ITT Rayonier and Byrne is the owner and operator of Eacrett Lumber Co. Both contests will be decided in the general election in InmQ An inmate of the State Penitentiary at Walla Walla, who contends he was kidnapped and held illegally by law enforcement and State Division of Institutions personnel, has filed a $1 million damage suit against the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney and Mason County. The inmate, Marcus Renhard, says in information filed with the suit, that he wrote Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan Feb. 17, 1971 stating he was being held by kidnappers and that the prosecutor took no action. He stated he wrote again March 30 and again the prosecutor took no action. Renhard was charged Oct. 7, 1965 in Clallam County with violation of the State Securities Act for not having obtained a permit to sell stocks. His case was heard by Judge Charles T. Wright, now a State Supreme Court Justice, who was at the time Thurston-Mason County Superior Court Judge. Judge Wright heard the case as a visiting judge in Clallam County, and, after Renhard was found guilty, sentenced him to the custody of the State Department of Institutions, but, released him on personal recognizance while his case was being appealed. Renhard was arrested March 5, 1970 in the Vancouver area after the State Supreme Court had dismissed his appeal. He contends after his arrest he was taken to ClaUam County by a deputy sheriff from that countY, and, was committed to the custody of the Department of Institutions. Renhard contends in his suit that the order of commitment was signed, not by the Superior Court Judge there, but by the Prosecuting Attorney which was illegal. He states he was taken to the November. There will be no primary election, since not more than two candidates filed for any one position. Shelton School District voters will, however, face a decision on By DOLORES DRAKE Two fires which consumed about 92 acres of forest in the Hoodsport Ranger District of the Olympic National Forest were brought under control over the week-end. The Trap Pass fire which started in logging slash shortly before noon last Thursday burned 52 acres before being brought under control at 4 a.m. Saturday. Trap Pass Fire Boss, Robert Lehman of Shelton had about 265 men battling the blaze located on the head waters of Murhut Creek in the Duckabush River drainage. Weary crews working around the clock fought desperately to contain the fire which swept through the 27 acres of slash then jumped into the surrounding old growth timber. One and a half miles of hand line was constructed around this fire located 15 miles north .of Hoodsport. The Skyline Fire broke out Friday shortly after noon on a logging unit in old growth timber. es illion un Corrections Center here and then transfered to the State Penitentiary at Walla Walla. In March, 1971, he stated in the suit, he escaped from his kidnappers while at the Larch Mountain Honor Camp in Clallam County, but was recaptured and again taken to the Corrections Center and then to the State Penitentiary. In the suit, he states any money he gets from the court action will be used to set up a foundation to assist others who are illegally imprisoned. Emmett Oliver Emmett Oliver, Office of Minority Affairs at the University the Sept. 21 primary date on the five-mill special levy for maintenance and operation which the district has placed on the ballot for that date. County Auditor Ruth Boysen The Skyline Fire was 11 miles north of Hoodsport near Elk Lake in very steep, rugged timberland rising up between Jefferson Creek and Washington Creek. Fire fighters with packs, shovels and polaskis worked their way into rugged areas, hacking out fire breaks where bull dozers could not tread. Large helicopters dropped water on the fire area and transported men into the helisport constructed on the peak, while aircraft made fire retardant drops. The 330 fire fighters -- tired to the bone, hot and dirty - got the upper hand on the fire at 6 a.m. Sunday. Bill Taylor of Hoodsport was Fire Boss of this fire which burned forty acres. A large number of men were needed to fight this blaze because of dry forest conditions and the lack of roads. Crews were transported in for the fires from all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Former Hoodsport residents seen on the fires were Bert Toler of Skykomish, Larry Lysen of Quilcene and Jack Grubb and Bob Nesbitt of Olympia. Fire fighters were assisted by five helicopters and two aircraft. The fire retardant for aerial drops was mixed and loaded out at Pangborne Field in Wenatchee. The Chuck Wagon in Lacey catered food for the Skyline Fire Camp. Investigation into the cause of the fires continued as hundreds of men were released from firefighting duty Sunday. The Forest Service has expressed appreciation for all the help and assistance given them by local logging operators and businesses during this past week's fire emergency. Logging restrictions were lifted by the State Sunday, but District Ranger John Perkins was relieved when local operators of Washington, has been named by State Supt. Louis Bruno to serve as supervisor of Indian education programs for his agency. Oliver served 10 years as a teacher, coach and counselor in the Shelton School District. The appointment, effective Aug. 23, follows a series of five meetings held around the state in June with various representatives of Indian tribes, seeking their recommendations for the new staff person. Mrs. Lorraine Misiaszek, Colville Indian who had held the position, had resigned to return to college in Spokane. The Indians attending the meetings (held in MarysviUe, Neah Bay, Toppenish, Nespelem and Federal Way) also were asked for their suggestions and recommendations about the kinds of services that should be provided by the state office and about the function of advisory committees. "There is a very strong need -for school districts to expand the said candidates in other school districts in the county and in port, fire and other districts will file with her office between Sept. 3 and 17 and will be on the November general election ballot. informed him they would hold off on logging until the fire conditions improve. Last measurable precipitation on the Hoodsport District was recorded July 11. :tel Arrested For Drugs Several persons in the Shelton area were arrested last Friday evening on drug charges. The Mason County Sheriff's Office, Shelton Police Department State Game Department, Washington State Patrol and Washington State Drug Control Unit personnel participated in serving several search warrants which led to the arrests. Among those booked into the Mason County Jail in the early 'morning hours Saturday were Timothy Hoyt, 20, 1778 Holman St., Shelton, on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Floyd Dahman, 18, 1025 Turner, and Carl R. Dodge, 23, Rt. 3, Box 9, Shelton, dispersing a controlled substance. Robert J. Beatty, Rt. 1, Box 16, Shelton, possession of a controlled substance and carnal knowledge. Dean M. Look, Rt. 1 Box 16, Shelton, possession of a controlled substance. Timothy Lovgren, 23, 1510 Summit Dr., Shelton and Linda Lovgren, 20, 1510 Summit Dr., Shelton, possession of a controled substance. Linda B. Custer, 21, Barnsbey PI., Lake Limerick, Shelton, possession of a controlled substance. programs they are providing for Indian children," Supt. Bruno said. "We hope Mr. Oliver can offer the special kind of help which will accomplish this." Oliver, who has been on the University of Washington staff the past year, was responsible for their Indian student programs, served as liaison with the Indian community and arranged for Indian Adult education programs and workshops. His earlier experience includes similar work for the University of California at Los Angeles, counselor for a California school district and 10 years of service with the Shelton School District as a teacher, counselor and coach. His educational background includes an associate in arts degree from Bacone Indian College in Muskogee, Okla., a bachelor's degree in biological science and educational psychology from the University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif., and a master's degree in education and anthropology from the University of Washington. ! Frank A. Travis John W. Bennett Michael J. Byrne Thomas Weston Dr. George Radich Roderick Erwi~ (Almost a candidate)