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gAGE 4 SttELTON--MASON COUNTY JOURNAL Published in "Christmastown, U.E.AY, She]ton. Washington Thursda Belfair Youth Groups Are Having Fund Raising Projects This Week by Carolyn Freelin P, ELFAIR ...... It's been one hec- tic week for ntewlbers of t'V() OI Belfair's yotmth organizations as[ lhey have worked preparing for I fund-raising functions to support l tl]eir activities. Today's the day for rummage sale fans as the Job's Daughters of Bethel No. 43 open their two- day rummage sale in the Shelton P.U.D. office. The sale will con- tinue through tomorrow, from u to 5 p.m. both days. The girls are offering a good selection of all kinds of articles, so shop early for a good choice. The hoteakes will be flipping fast and furiously Saturday when the Boy Scouts of Troop 513 and lhe Scout Mothers' Auxiliary hold their bi pancake feed. For all you can eat- pancakes, butter syrup, ham, milk and coffee-.head for the area between Popes' and the Serve-U in Bet(air between 9 ann 6 p.m. Tickets are 50 per per- son and $2.50 for a family ticket for five or more. In case of rain the feed will move indoors to the Belfair Fire Hall Sponsoring the project are Centennial Flour Mills. Nall eys'. S & Vff Coffee. Kitha p Dairy, and Fiesta Hams. ENGAGEMENTS and coming weddings hold a key place in lo- cal news this week. Among those recently announced is the engage- menu of Miss Gae Palmerton to Thd "Wing. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Sam Palmerton Pharmacy Phacts From Nell Evander Like all other I)rofessions and businesses, we pharmacists are constantly having to study new methods and digest new facts. Now, here's a fact that doesn't have to be mem- orized, but is stih rather wonderful to merely see anu hear. During the years 1930 throu- gh 1934. one om of every 1 5 7 mothers died while giving bit'- th. Today, be- cause of the modern scientific advances which have been so great in the last few years, we lose only one moth- er out of every 2.222 giving birth. There is just no way - is there - to even estimate the value of the lives that have been saved!' Likes the wild blue yonder. Open Daily 9:30 to 7:30 Saturdays  9:30 - 6:00 Neil's Pharmacy of Moses Lake and Mr. and Mrs. William Wing of the South Shore. The wedding will be September 7 in Moses Lake. Both Gae and Ted I attend Central Washington State College in Ellensburg. The approaching wedding ol Miss Diane Allen and Jim Cady has been mmouneed by her' par- ents. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Allen. lie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. VV. Cady, Jr.. Diane is a 1963 graduate of North Mason High School. Her fiance graduated from South Kitsap High in 1960 and is employed by the Mason County P.IT.D. Their wedding will be Aug- ust 24 in BelfaJr Mrs. Marie Kunzl of Belfair and Norbert Kunzl of Seattle an- nounce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Julia. to Frank H. ,Johnson. son of Mrs. Franl Johnson and the late Mr. Johnson of Port Orchard. Both are 1961 graduates of South Kitsap High School. She attended YVashington State University and Olympic Col- lege and he attended Olympic Col- lege. Both will enter Western Washington State College at Bel- lingham this fall as juniors. No date has been set for the wedding. A TRAVELER returned is John Stokes. son of Mr .and Mrs. Sid- ney Stokes. who arrived home last week after a five-week trip to Toronto. Ontario and the svmmcr session of the Advanced School oz Contemporary Music. John will leave next week for two week- long StaR Kenton Clinic camps at the University of Denver. Colo.. and the Uuivarsity of Nevada a.t RenD. Guests at the Stokes' South Shore home recently included Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Stokes and family from Southern California and Mr. and Mrs. Gale Stokes and family from Hoquiarn. Twelve members of the Rhodo- dendron Garden Club met at a picnic last Wednesday at the Jr- land Point home of Mrs. V. Mas- eher. The Masehers' lovely home, widely noted for its extensive gard- ens. Will be destroyed by the new highway planned from Bremerton to Chico, and so was opened by Mrs. Mascher to the group. Mrs. Gordon Squire. Miss Val- ley W'illey, and Mesdames Charles Kovaek. John Matson J. H. La- verty, Rudolph Udean. Robert Kelch. and Ken Riles are club members who have taken respon- sibility for arranging the flowers in the Belfair Community Church for the month of August. Mr. and Mrs. William Vetters oz Belfair are the proud parents of a baby ty born Aug. 1 at Iqarrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton. 4th_ & Railroad 426-3327 I Mr'Belfair.Vetters teaches 4th grade at Gus O/ahon00 Button Selling Champion, Dies GUS OLAFSON Choral)ion Button Seller Unheralded and unrecognized, Mason County's champion Forest Festival membership button sales- man passed quietly to his reward last week. Few. if any of the many forest festival workers who knew Gus Olafson recognized the obituary of Gus Rosberg, published in last week's Journal. as that of the man who sold more forest festival membership buttons than any other single individual. Neither did we on the Journal staff. JUST HOW GUS Rosberg got to be Gus Olafson is sorething perhaps someone of Scandinavian origin can explain, but during the many years he was a resilient of this community he had become known as Gus Olafson. first by the millworkers with whom he as- sociated for many years and for whom he helped found Local 138 of the International Woodworkers of America. serving as its secre- tary; then by his customers while he operated a shoe repair shop on Third street, where C. C. Cole & Sons now have offices; and last- ly by his fellow workers in the forest festival. Gus Olafson did much for the forest festival, and the forest fes- ival did much for Gus. As the years piled up and his energies declined, his main interest in life became his connection with the forest festival. It became a tradi- tion that the first membership button each year went on Gus' famous red hat. bedecked with each of the 18 buttons issued by the festival association AND EACII YEAR from the moment the buttons arrived Gus kept a pocketful of them on hand. and he was ever prepared to sell them. He was rightfully proud of his record, for he sold hundreds of buttons year after year, even in failing health the past two or three years which greatly reduced his ability to move about Shortly after this year's forest festival, at 80 years of age, Gus no longer was able to care for himself in the quarters he had oc- cupied at the Shelton Hotel for many years. He was placed in the Manor Nursing Home where others could attend his needs. There he died July 25, unheralded and un- recognized under his true name of Rosberg. The forest festival has lost one of its sincerest friends and most 00TER CAN'T ME valued workers, its champion mer- bership button salesman. weather The .True Value High Low Precip. July 31 ............ 70 55 .10 in. of August" 1 ........ 72 54 August 2 ........ 81 48 August 3 ........ 81 49 ELECTRICITY August 4 ........ 73 55 -- August 5 ............ 68 56 August 6 ............ 75 56 Two Shelter Kiwanians To Attend Convention In Anchorage, Alaska Two Shelton Kiwanians will rep- resent their club at the conven- tion of the Pacific Northwest Dis- trict of Kiwanis International in Anchorage, Alaska. Aug. 18-20. District Lt. Gov. Roeky Hem- broff and Shelton club president Olivet. Ashford. along with their wives will attend the meeting. Gun Club Is Seeking Some New Members Anyone interested in having a safe place to shoot and learn more about guns Is invited to a meeting of the Shelton Rifle ann Pistol Club in the PUD Audi- torium at 8 p.m. Aug. 13. The club is making an effort to increase its membership. Those interested in shooting, gun hand- ling and firearms safety are sought as prospective members. Membership in the club provides an opportunity to purchase gov- ernment surplus guns and ammu- nition at reduced prices. Letters to the Editor OPEN LETTER TO MRS. VIRGINIA ALLISON Mrs. Allison: In your report from the Lilli- waup area. you stated. "We along Hood Canal have learned to dis- like skin divers". I feel this state- ment should be deleted to read "Some of us along Hood CanaL" The skin divers in the Hood Canal area are well aware of the discen- lion caused by a minority group of divers. However. upon further investigation, it has been proven that the odium attached to all skin divers in general, has eminat- ed from a group of "rogue" divers 1tom the ,Portland Vancouver area. and the feeling of animosity Los been furthered by a small, but busy group of Hood Canal proper- ty owners. These divers as individuals are everything you claim, and even more. but as skin divers, they are a very small group in a huge body of people. As an example of the injustice of accusing a body as a whole for the ill will generated by a few, please consider divers as indivi- duals. The local diving clubs in Shelton have memberships consis- ting of people who own water- front property on almost every body of water in Mason County. (Including Hood Canal. These people are Doctors, Nurses. Marine Biologists, Chemists, Laboratory, PUD. and Telephone workers. Tea- chers, Business owners, etc. I list these occupations to show that generally speaking, these "people" are deserving of the same amount of respect as anyone else. and yet, with the act of donning a diver's wet suit. theyare automatically classified as one of those "obnox- Ious" skin divers. Our local clubs have. for the half decade, been advocates of moderation when fishing. We spend our time t(nderwater search- ing for marine specimens, shells. sunken ships, scenery and photo- graphy subjects. Further we have been called on to recover cars. outboard motors, mormg anchers. bodies, fishing poles, shells, fish specimens, etc. by some of the people 'along Hood Canal." These things we do gladly, and stand ready to do again, if the need arises. I write this letter to point out that the "Old Breed" of skin diver is also a conscienciOus group, and I feel that the situation which has existed hereto for, is partly the fault of those who have lumped all skin divers into one category, d condemned the lot. If the blame ear be placed on the guilty par0ies in the future, perhaps there can be greater harmony "along Hood .Canal'" Sincerely E. R. (Dick) Fuller The electric meter, as ccurate and pre- cise as man can make, measures the amount of electricity you use each month. But even this accu- rate instrument can't measure the real val- ue of eleetricitythe family pleasure from TV, radio, record play- er . . . the work-say- mg electric watcher & dryer . . , the kitchen clean-up team ef elec- tric dishwasher and waste disposal . . . the convenience of the food freezer and re- frigerator . . . the marvels of electric air \\; conditioning and ele- \\; t r he at. Nothing ou buy " does more to bring "  t _J] \\; comfort, convenience 1 and better living than , ..AII/l ; y o u r electric service, ;e '/ a bargain you ll de- [(d"l"-- /ill/ pend on every day of la. TO PROFESSIONAL DRY- CLEANING CARE! Many of the new fabrics require really extra special care when it comes to cleaning. We know how to treat all synthetic fabrics so they will be spark- ling clean and still retain their special "miracle" qualities. Why take chances? Call us today! @ FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY @ P.U.D. NO. 3 MASON COUNTY JACK COLE, president; TOM WEBB, vicepresident; ED TAYLOR, secretary JERRY SAMPLES, manager LIVE BETTER ELECTRICALLY PANTORIUM CLEANERS SERVICE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 215 S. 2nd Ph. 426-3371 Local Families Take Part in WSU Extension Service Food Cost Study These Mason County Homemak- ers deserve credit for their dili- gence. They kept detailed rec- ords of their family food spending during the month of March. This was part of the study conducted by Washington State University through the Agricultural Exten- sion Service. There were 156 fam- ilies who kept records. Mason County had nine cooperators. Recently the state summary be- came available. Pictmed here are some of the local recorders going over results. They are seated, left: Mrs. W. R. Baker. and Mrs. Eldon Harper. Standing left is Mrs. Du- aRe Scott. and Mrs. Floyd Ridout. Others from this county were the families of Edward Bunnell, Glenn Gee. Stanley Lyman. Robert Tem- breull and Paul B. Wood. Findings from this area are be- ing used by credit agencies and financial advisors in making esti- mates of costs of family living. SOME OF THE MOST pertinent results showed that about $112.12 per month was going over the su- permarket counters from the av- erage families. Of this there was eighty percent spent for food. In additiofi families were spending about $6.81 for school lunches ana $12.33 for restaurant meals. This made the cash costs for food alone well over $100 per month The study included 38 families who lived on farms. 64 who were rural non-farm residents, and 54 who were living in town. There were 4.5 persons per family. They had nearly.20 people as food or snort( guests in their homes during the month. About one-third of their food money was going for meats. Fruits and vegetables were taking one- fifth Dairy foods were taking one- sixth. Breads and cereals were al- so taking one-sixth. Soft drinks took about $4 per average family during the month. Over three- fourths of the families were us- ing meats they had stored in their own freezers or lockers. Many oth- er' foods were being used from Seattle Woman is Suicide Victim At Belfair Mrs. Nary Gay Belcham. 58. Seattle, died in a trailer home at Belfair Saturday night of a self- inflicted gunshot wound. Her husband, Ralph, told Mason County Sheriff's officers he was walking their dog near their trailer home at Lynnwood Tracts at.Belfair when he heard the shot and rushed back in and found his wife dead. The couple lived at 16236 Am- baum Blvd., Seattle. and had pur- chased property at Belfair plan- ning to. build a retirement home there. home frozen stock. About 35 per- cent were baking their own bread. In spite of home production and attempts at ecenomy there was still a big chunk of monthly in- come going for food. Details of this study are availa- ble through the local Extension Office in the Basement of the Post Office phone 426-4732. Gary Ritner Again Winner On TV Show GARY RITN ER Wins Prizes Gary Ritner won $8.955 worth of merchandise on the television quiz program "The Price is Right" Friday night attd as top money winner will return tomorrow night to try again. His total winning for two ap- pearances on the show include $18,886. His prizes Friday were a color television with Stereo and radio console, $600 cash bonus and a Piper Cub airplane. Ritner. 26. son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ritner. Shelton, is employea by a stockbroking firm in Seattle. He is in New York taking a train- mg c,urse on Wall Street. W BUD PAULEY DODGE USED CARS 1959 PLYMOUTH BELEVEDERE $11095 Auto. Trans. V-8 Power Steering - Sharp 1957 PLYMOUTH STA. WGN ............. 795 V-8 - Std. Trans. 1955 CHEV. STA. WGN ........................ s445 2/Dr. - 6 Cyl. Stl, Trans. 1956 FORD 2-Dr .................... .: .................. *395 V-8- Overdrive 1955 PLYMOUTII 4-Dr ........................... *545 V-8 - Automatic - Sharp 1954 DODGE 4-Dr ................................... 295 V-8 - Automatic Clean Car 1953 DODGE 4 DOOR ............................ $245 Good running condition GET A GOOD DEAL ON A 63 DODGE WHILE WE STILL HAVE A NICE ASSORTMENT OF 63's PAULEY MOTORS Front St. & Railroad Ave. Phone 426-8183 1927 Divorce Action Completed Friday In Superior Court A final decree in a divorce ac- tion started in 1927 was signed by Judge Raymond Clifford in Mason County Superior Court. In the action. Marie Commack was granted a divorce from May- ion Commack effective July 24. 1927. John Ragm, attorney for the plaintiff, told the court that an interlocatory decree was signed in 1927. but. at that time. a rex-mon- th wait was required before a final decree was mgned. The final de- cree was never siga]ed, he said. and only recently did the plaintiff discover this. Two other divorce decrees. Dal- las E. Savage from Alva F. Sav- age and Charles O. Knudson from Joan Knudson. were granted by the court Friday. Flower Showing Clinic is Planned In preparation for Lhe flower show at the Mason County Fair, which they are sponsoring, the Dirt Dobbers Garden club is plan- ning a clinic cutting, grooming and transplanting flowers for show. The clinic is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 in the PUD aud- itorium. Coffee and punch will be served. The einb is sponsoring the clin- ic in order to make the flower show bigger and better and to answer questions which potential exhibitors may have. Adults and 4-H members are in- vited to attend. Driving Violation Brings Jail Sentence Gordon O. Steehler, Shelton, was sentenced to 10 days in jail on charges of driving while his license was suspended when .he appeared in Shelton Police Court before Judge Rolla Halbert Monday night Steehler gave oral notice, trough his attorney, Glenn Correa, that he was going to appeal the sen- tence. Also on the police court docket Monday night were TerlT Oster- berg, no arteriel stop, $12 forfeit: Jack Johnson drunk in public, $10 forfeit: Larry C. Tobin. speeding, 22 forfeit; Rqbert A. Dillenberg, faulty equipment, $12 fmqeit; No- fen H. Avery, improper turn. $12 fine; Neff O. Seljestad, reckless driving, disorderly conduct. $100 fine. Airport Here is Slop In Women's Air Race The Shelton Airport has been designated a stop in the "Lip- stick Derby", all-woman air race Saturday. The feminine piloks will land at the Shelton Airport where they will clock in an4 out on a time clock, which along with its crew will be set up there for the event. The race starts at Renton. with the contestants flying first to Kel- so. then to Shelton. on to Bell- ingham and back to Renton for the conclusion of the race. To GOOD prices. Shi)res Call OlymP 1 BEDROOM -;3.000. owner sell aF once view sl)li gpa('ious )lace, gn yOIIl' 4th. Sheltoa. FOR SALE 3 large 1.ts ('hzded and school. painting. 1) Priced at Call Mann RENT nish('d one living room; closed utilitY, Realty to(laY alay hotlrS, l)lay area, choi(:e 3or4 ern trai Let. 6692 evenings- FOR SALE land mare. 426-2174. iOR -- district. NOT] IN THE STATE MASON IN PROB IN THE OF NOTICE the and has tim Estate that all said serve the of record and file the said sue]l the date notice Date 1963. GLENN Attorney w, " -Bell Building .-*oil Shelton, washing? Can You Mo A Y ductiom to Thousandg hum ask about Start pho ,q \\; There's fashion excitement in the darin collar, a Lady Arrow dosed, .it has the smart lins asset to any wardrobe. The broadcloth (65% Dacron, ized-Plud' for upez'ior wash COLORS BLACK F0"L SIZES 10-15 Vcrn Miller, Owner 409 Railroad Ave, !:)i,!i!