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Aid Car. Once a year, during the month of August, members of the Belfair volunteer fire department ask for donations from local residents to assure continued operation of their emergency vehicle. There are two Aid Cars in service in the North Mason area, one stationed in Belfair, the other in Allyn. Neither is left idle for very long before a call for help comes in and a crew of volunteer workers, all having advanced first aid training, is on its way. Since the Belfair Fire Department does not charge residents of this fire district who receive help from their emergency service, this annual fund raising drive is the only way they have of keeping the operation going. Only persons from out of the area who have run into trouble while visiting or passing through Belfair and have had to call the Aid Car are sent bills. Since most calls throughout the year are from Belfairites, this limited source of income cannot begin to buy the gas and oil, pay maintenance costs and replace wornout first aid equipment needed to keep the local Aid Car available. It's mighty comforting to know that in the event of any emergency, whether it be an auto accident on the way home, or a midnight heart attack suffered by an elderly neighbor, that one doesn't have to wait for an ambulance to travel from Bremerton or Shelton. And one can count on the driver of the emergency vehicle having a much easier task of finding the victim in this area of hit and miss addresses, with a local volunteer behind the wheel. As more people keep moving into the area, the Aid Car makes more and more runs into Bremerton and back, which takes a lot of gas, which takes a lot of money. The volunteers who have spent many hours perfecting first aid techniques, who are always willing to drop whatever they are doing on a moment's notice to answer a call for help, have done their share in furnishing this vitally needed service. Not it's up to the rest of us to furnish the money needed to keep the Aid Car in operation. Will you help? Lunch prices set for next school year Prices for hot lunches to be served at North Mason district schools for the coming school year were set by the School Board at their meeting last week. The hot lunch program is set for reinstatement after one year of absence due to a levy failure in 1970. The regular school lunch will cost 35 cents in grades 1-3, 40 cents in grades 5-8 and 45 cents in grades 9-12 if a monthly or weekly meal ticket is purchased. On a daily basis, a meal will cost a nickel more in all grades. Something new this year will be the "hamburger lunch" which is the regular lunch with a hamburger main course. That will be available only in grades 6-12 and will cost 10 cents additional each meal. At the meeting the Board awarded a contract for equipping the district with two portable server trays, 17 dozen individual trays, a large mixer and other items needed to run the hot lunch program. Awarded the contract, with a bid of $4,178.77, was Greene-Todd, Inc. of Seattle. Potluck picnic to be enjoyed by C of C A potluck picnic will be held by Belfair Chamber of Commerce members and friends at the Belfair home of Mrs. Erma Roessel at 7 p.m. August 11. An informal discussion of an idea to be presented by diane Robinson of the Two Rare Birds shop in Belfair will bc held. Last minute arrangements for the Chamber booth at the upcoming Flea Market, August 7 and 8 are being made. (Continued from Page 1) at meetings I couldn't attend (or even write the story, if I was lucky) or have borrowed my camera to take pictures of events I couldn't cover. I don't suppose this is standard newspaper procedure, I doubt if Wm. Randolph Hearst ever asked his readers to help gather the news, but that's the way it's been done at the Herald since I took over as editor of our paper. And until the money starts rolling in to warrant hiring an assistant, that's the way it will be; lots of volunteer local labor helping get out "our" paper. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A section of the Shelton-Mason County Journal serving as the voice of Belfair, Allyn, 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 R~presentative Published by Shelton Publishing, Inc., Post Office Box 430, Shelton, Washington 98584 ; telephone 426-4412. Subscription: $5.00 per year in Mason County; $6.00 per year elsewhere. ~~M~mg~~~~~u~~~~~~~|~J~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~H~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~H~~~~~~~~~~H~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ que AND THE WALLS came tumbling down. By Wednesday of last week only a pile of rubble and part of the stone wall at the north end of the old Chalet school building remained of what long had been a landmark in the area. or no m.p.h, limit on all lakes under 100 acres. "What prompted the action," explained Haydon, "was the fact that there have been just too many 'close calls' caused by high speed and big boats." He said that a big boat, pulling skiers at a high rate of speed, has come within three feet of a raft in front of the Haydon home on which his wife was sitting. On another occasion, a large, high-powered boat passed directly in front of his wife as she stood on the end of their dock ready to dive into the water. He ion To ski or not to ski seems to be the question up at Women Lake on the Tahuya Peninsula as petitions, pro and con, are being circulated among the residents. Property owners at the Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Haydon, are spear-heading a movement to eliminate water-skiing on the approximately 69-acre lake by having the speed limit on the water reduced to 8 miles per hour. They appeared before the County Commissioners on July 19 to suggest that the County ordinance be changed to an 8 " ents in area e Page 2 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - August 5, 1971 Three accidents involving local residents occured in the North Mason area this past week. While attempting to pass a road sweeper on Highway 3 a mile and a half south of Belfair, Michael L. Lamb, 16, of Belfair, driving a '70 Rambler Hornet, struck a '68 Mercury driven by Jack R. McHenry, 52, of Bremerton, head-on. McHenry suffered broken ribs and his wife, Peggy, a passenger in the car, received a lacerated finger and a bump on the head. Both were taken to Harrison Hospital by the Allyn Aid Car. Lamb, who also received a bump on the head, was treated at the scene. The McHenry car was headed south, the Lamb car, north, at the time of the accident which IS was investigated by Trooper Giddings of WSP with aid from Game Department officer Forbes. Willard C. Underwood, 15, of Belfair, was treated by a private physician for injuries to his left knee and right ankle when the bicycle he was operating on Highway 3 just south of Betfair on July 28 was struck by a car driven by Patrick J. Macomber, 19, of Belfair. According to Trooper Hanson of WSP who investigated the accident, which occured around 7 p.m., both vehicles were southbound when Underwood attempted to change lanes from the right side of the roadway and was struck by the '70 2-door Mazada driven by Macomber. The car suffered $125 damage, the bicycle, $20. said it is unsafe to allow their grandchildren to swim or be on the. bulkhead in front of the house when a speeding large boat goes by because the wake it makes is so high it comes right over the bulkhead. The Haydons were advised by the County Commissioners to get a petition circulating around the lake to be signed by other residents who feel as they do. Before this could be done another couple, also property owners on Wooten Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Veitch, appeared at the following County Commissioner's meeting on July 26, with a petition signed by 16 persons, opposing Haydon's request to set the speed limit at 8 m.p.h. Their feeling was that th: would take many children out c healthful recreation and put the on the streets and highways. They suggested that hours might be set for various uses of the lake, thereby giving everyone a fair chance to enjoy the lake in their own way. It was pointed out that since Kitsap County closed all of its lakes but two (possibly three) to water skiing that problems have been added at Mason County lakes, but they believe the establishment of set hours for skiing could help this situation too. The Commissioners stated that the Mason County Boating ordinance needs revamping and assured the Veitches that their views would be considered, along with other thoughts and suggestions on the subject, when changes are made. DYNAMIC DYNAMICS' REHEARSALS were often, unknowingly, turned into impromptu radio broadcasts, as a radio station substituted one of their microphones for one belonging to the group without the students being aware that their music was going out over the airwaves. The students from Mountlake Terrace High School are seen above practicing before one of their many Panamanian appearances. Un e ormer air man Any qualms Francis (Frank) DeMiero, son of Mr. and Mrs. William DeMiero of Belfair, may have had about the kind of reception his high school students, a singing musical group called the Dynamic Dynamics, would receive as they toured Panama this summer quickly disappeared after the enthusiastic receptions of the first few concerts. Shaky relations between the U. S. and Panama over the Canal were forgotten by the Panamanians who attended one or more of the 25 performances of the musical group. Standing ovations, uncommon in Panama, occured over and over again. The performers, all students of Mountlake Terrace High School north of Seattle, where DeMiero is musical director, were mobbed for autographs and came home with thousands of names and addresses of those who wanted to become pen pals. DeMiero was accompanied on the trip by his wife, Yvonne, who planned and helped with the groups' wardrobe and had helped raise the $22,000 needed to pay trip expenses for the 31 performers, and by their son, Vincent. Eight adults, who paid their own way, accompanied the students as chaperones, advisers and assistants. Forty-three others, family members of the students, also went along for the tour, paying their own way. Besides the 25 concerts, most held in high schools, the students' music was carried many times over TV and radio. In fact, often during rehearsals, someone would discover that a radio station's microphone had been substituted for one of their own and they had been on the air. The groups' success in Panama was so outstanding that they were featured by newspapers across the country and have the clippings to prove it. DeMiero was in Belfair last week to show his parents the pictures, newspaper clippings and films of their long-to-be- remembered tour. It is estimated that 26,380 people turned out for the live performances of the Dynamic Dynamics in Panama. Accompanying the group through Panama and acting as interpreter, was Fred Becchiti of the U. S. Embassy, cultural affairs officer, who had been instrumental in arranging the tour. He had been sent a tape of one of the groups' appearances in Seattle on KOMO TV and had been ffivorably impressed. He believed the boys and girls in the group would be ideal goodwill ambassadors for the U.S. and encouraged them to raise the money to visit Panama. One factor which made the invitation possible is the fact that all boys in the Dynamic Dynamics wear their hair short. Long hair on boys in Panama is not accepted and offenders are picked up to have their hair cut if it gets down below the ears. The group did much to rid Panamanians of the "everyone in the U.S. is rich" belief which many foreigners have as it was explained to audiences that most students were middle class and could not have afforded the trip without their many fund-raising enterprises. A cookbook compiled of recipes collected by the students accounted for quite a bit of the needed money. It wasn't all travel and music while in Panama; sightseeing, getting to know Panamanians in . their homes, and having a chance to meet many dignitaries, both "All I know is that you were successful in achieving your goal in a manner which even the Utah Symphony was unable to match two days after you had left for Mexico City. "The effects of your presentations in the various schools of this Republic will never be shaken off, especially in the Interior. "You demonstrated for thousands of students the value of work and discipline in the achieving of a goal. "You dragged thousands of students and hundreds of teachers into the 1970's and showed them that there's a bright swingin' world out there and that they can be a part of that world. "Traditions came tumbling down wherever you appeared: ~You moved onstage and choreographed your music. Your youth showed through in everything you did. You mixed humor with music. You dealt in rhythms of the day. You combined voice and electronics. Boys touched girls onstage. You leaped from the stage and moved up the aisles and down the rows and touched your audience and laughed with them and danced with them and kissed them and they were you and you became they and nothing like what you did has ever happened on this Isthmus. "I didn't dare tell you that you were breaking all the rules or you might have turned off the magic just out of self-conscious- ness. humor so that hardly anybody noticed the break with the Past and everybody enjoyed the shower of flowers your singing and your presence caused. The falling of traditions was cushioned by the petals of Love and Happiness you brought to the Panamanians. "As for me, I have been working for twenty years in the field of cultural exchange, so you can be certain that I enjoyed every moment of my experience with you as you met the Panamanians and they met you. Everyone of you was magnificent, and my beloved Panamanians responded as I knew they would.., offering you their hearts and wanting to keep you with them. "Your visit to Panama will never be even a footnote in the history of the U. S. Panama relations, but I am of the opinion that your visit and my visit to Panama will have much more significance in the march of humanity toward a world of Love than all the events which blacken headlines of this country. "I was very proud of you... all the way down the line. You represented your community, your state and our country well, but you represented the god of humanity much better. "Thanks for letting me tag along!" DeMiero attended Belfair Elementary School and was graduated from South Kitsap High School. ' Before becoming a "I would have turned you off musical director in Mountlake if 1 had felt that you neededTerrace, DeMiero organized a turning off, but you had brought local singing group composed of with you the right formula. You 25 girls and 25 boys, named toppled many traditions, and you "September Experience" which did it with good taste and good performed in this area. occured at 1:30 p.m. July 27.,~9---.=.~,..=,...,==..~..a.,,D..,=,~.,.,.~o.~=,.9~.~...,D..,D.1 Damage to both vehicles was | Panamanian and American, were estimated at $900 eachby i We II I THERE WERE LOTS of sights to see in Panama between enjoyed, too. Trooper Peregrin of W SP, who, musical performances put on by Francis DeMieros high A three-day stopover in , ~ / / with assistance frm the Sheriff s I I school students. Above he is seen (in center wearing glasses)andMexic City on the way homeanother at Houston, Texas ~'A| J~J department, investigated the AI D| with his son, Vincent, and wife Yvonne. Just behind the where NASA and the Astrodome accident. DeMiero family is Fred Becchiti, an officer of the U. S.were visited, were alsoenjoyed by HOURS: Meeting a Sheriff's Recaps for cars & trucks I Foreign Service stationed in Panama who acted as translator thegroup. , 5-2090 INFO.MAT,UN 7:ao-s:ao , department car in pursuit of a ~ R'~.... / .... ~..~ _.'_'":"'---- ~. WEEKDAYS stolen vehicle while rounding a for the group of Washingtonians during their stay. Just why were DeMiero s curve to the right while northbound on Highway 3 a mile I IAIIY' students such a hit in Panama? I | Perhapshisletter, written to "=--:------------=---- and a half north of Allyn at5 Easy Lift Trailer J J~ ~ riLl ~J i DeMieroby Becchiti after the ............ S--P--t--ciAL--S----:---- ...... - ..... ----~- .... - p.m. July 27, caused Jeane Speer, tour, can best explain it. 46, of Grapeview, to slam on his Hitch Installed u, Iv n IlI mlPl Throughout a professional New 1 9 ft. Starfire struck in the rear by another Engine Overhaul ~ rml~illl language, but the more I work full top. Was$5,815.O0 ................. NOW~4YY~) northbound vehicle, a '61 Falcon Transmission repair, all kinds with language the more I realize , Front End Alignment I I .I" , New 17 b. Thunderbird how inadequate, it is in the sedan driven by Deborah G. i Radiator Repair Ii IIM i expression o,fmansfeelings. Mandeville, 1 7, of Bremerton. with 65 HP Mercury and EZ Loader a. .... A passenger in the Speer car,Lubrication "If you ve tried to describe Trailer. Was $4,005.00 ................. NOW ~lj~ his wife, Treva, complained of I Tune :u.ps ...... '/z Mile West I Panama and your tour through #.HI BOttS & NOTI |llS pains inherneck, ortaotetaas& t-tectricwelding B'~lfair State Park Panama to your parents and Damage to the Mandeville car neighbors, you surely know what was estimated at $150, to the 24 Hour Towing--Call CR S-2192--Day or Nite I mean about the inadequacy of Bank Terms Belfair CR 5-2297 Speer car at $125. The accident L ~ .==...~ language. August 5, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 7