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JOHN WATKINS of Shelton displays the eqmpment that he will take to the National Rifle and Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio. Watkins will shoot next week in high power rifle competition. Q John Wa/kms ol 421 I: Street in Shelhm will leave this week to attend the National Rifle and Pistol Championships in ('amp Perry, Ohio as a member of an eight-man team representing Washington's Rifle and Pistol Association. Watkins wilt leave Thursday and begin competing in high power rifle shooting matches on Monday. Camp Perry. tile site of the national championships to~ the past several years, is the Ohio National Guard's camp, about 50 miles from Toledo. The matches are sponsored by the National Rifle Association. which is celebrating its 100th year of existence. Watkins' and the Washington team's trip was made possible by the Washington Rifle and Pistol Association's national championship fund. All local clubs donate what they can to the fund that sends a team to the nationals each year. l'he fund is largely ~upported hy ind)vidual donahons. I! costs abou! $l,000 to send an eight-man team on the 1tip kind one of the principal contributors this year was the Simpson Timber ('ompany, which dcmaled $50 to the fund. Watkins said he was picked to go on the basis of a series of trial matches, the results of which he turned inlo tile state association. ]'lie state club picks eight of the besl shooters in the state who are available to go to the nationals. W:ttkins said, "Just because you are pwked lor the team does not illean yO|l :Ire One of the eight best in the s|al. There are several shooters better than me who could not make the trip for some rcasoll. '" lie has been shooting competitively fi)r three years and added that he is relatively inexperienced. Many have been to the nalional~ betorc and this is Watkins" first lime. lie admitted that it would be a great learning experience for him. Occupations of the eight men making the trip vary considerably, Watkins pointed out. The top shooter, he said, was probably Bob Butcher of Enumclaw, a retired logger. This year's team captain is Jim Pearson, a school teacher from Yakima. Joe Moran of Seattle is a commercial pilot for United Air Lines. Miles Lubinski is with the State tlighway Department in Vancouver. Watkins is with the U. S. Forest Service. Jim Ollumof Tacoma is a carpenter. Edmonds machinest George Gassman and University of Washington student Jim Steinruch complete the sq ua d. The local shooter will fire a 308 caliber bolt action match rifle which was built by Watkins and his father. Ilarold Watkins of Camp (;risdale. In the National i~ ~ i HELEN SAVAGE was honored at a dinner at Lake Limerick Inn on Thursday, July 29, by her fellow workers at the Washington Corrections Center. The gathering commemorated her retirement from State employment. Here Tom Rolls, Associate Superintendent, Reception-Diagnostic Center, is presenting her with a gift from the group. Mrs. Savage, wife of Representative Charles Savage, was employed at the Corrections Center for seven years. Sometime before then she had worked in the Parks and Recreation Commissmn. Her employment included working for the U. S. Bureau of Census in Washington, D.C., while her husband was serving in the U. S. Congress; for the Secretary of State's Office in Olympia; and for J. M. Morse and Associates, a Seattle firm which was one of the contractors for the construction of the Corrections Center. Service Matches, he will shoot the service rifle, an M-14. Shooting in the national high power matches will be done from 200, 300, 600 and 1000 yards. Iron sites are used at all ranges except the lalter. Watkins, the executive officer of the local Shelton Rifle and Pistol Association, estimates his equipment is worth about $700, with $300 to $350 of it tied up in his gun. He described the national match course. Twenty shots while standing will be fired at a 13-inch bullseye at 200 yards. Twenty more will be shot at the same size bullseye m rapid fire, standing to sitting. At 300 yards, contestants will fire 20 rounds of rapid fire while prone, at the same size bullseye. At 600 and 1000 yards, there will be 20 shots of prone slow fire. A 24-inch bullseye is the target at 600 yards, a 36-inch bullseye at 1000 yards. Born and raised in Shelton, Watkins graduated from Shelton High School in 1957 and has spent 12 years with the Forest Service. Several Shelton tennis players nearly made a clean sweep of the recent Olympia City Junior Tennis Tournament. In all, Sheltonnetters placed first in seven divisions. Kevin Ridout and Dean Skipworth, both of Shelton, made the finals of the boys' 12 and under division, with Ridout taking first by 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 scores. Shelton players had the top four spots in the boys' 14 and under division. Dale Campagna was the eventual winner over Jeff McGee, 6-1, 6-2, and the other two who made the semifinals were Paul Skipworth and Dave Hanson. Jeff Okano, number two player last season for the Shelton Highclimbers, won the boys' 16 and under competition with 6-2, 7-5 scores. All four semifinal spots in the girls' 14 and under division were taken by local girls. Kristi Somers defeated Patti Brewer in the final 6-0, 6-1 to take first place. The other two girls were Lori Huber and Jan Turner from Arcata, California but playing out of Shelton. Kristi Somers beat Jan Turner 6-3, 6-4, in the girls' 16 and under division for her second first place of the tournament. Val Sparks, the number one player for the Shelton Highclimber girls' team last season, beat her opponent 6-1, 6-3 in the finals of the girls' 18 and under division to grab first ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Head Football Coach Jack Stark announced this week that the first practice for his Shelton Highclimbers will be held Wednesday, August 25. Stark said there will be a team meeting on Tuesday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Angle multi-purpose room, followed by the issuing of equipment, lie stressed that all boys who want to are encouraged to turn out, whether or not they signed up last spring. The coach also said that the Shelton Gym is open to anyone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for conditioning. Stark has been running the conditioning and weightlifting program this summer. Football players are reminded that they must have a physical exam before they can play. An Associated Student Body card and insurance are also required. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I I By CHARLES GAY There are not many times that a sports editor gets to write about something that he did. I hit a hole-in-one at Bayshore's third hole last Thursday. Amazing, but true. Bayshore's l 15-yard par three third hole can be a tough one if you duff it bad, because of the creek, trees and sand trap, but most fair golfers can hit the green. It is the site of numerous birdies and in the past has been the easiest hole in the area to ace. When I walked up to the mat tee last Thursday evening, I saw that the .pin was placed behind the tree on the right. I commented to my playing partner, Todd Looney, that it didn't look like I could get anywhere near the pin. I decided to play it to the middle of the green. Being the weak hitter 1 am, I took my seven iron out and hit the ball. I groaned as the ball went sky-high. The groan turned to amazement as the ball went over the branches of the tree, kicked off the slight hill in back of the trap and rolled into the pin. Only the hole and a few feet of the pin were visible beneath the branches. Unlike other hole-in-one Boyshore Has Two Boll Bayshore Golf Club will hold a two-ball event on August 19. Teeoff time is from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. and a social hour and potluck will follow. hitters who say, "It was a perfect shot right at the pin, it felt great all the way," I can only admit that 1 aimed for the middle of the green, opened the club face accidentally, skied the ball something terrible and the ball went in. O'Brien Aces Fifth Hole Cushman In a recent Tuesday evening round of golf at Lake Cushman Golf Course, vacationing former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Representative of the 33rd District in Seattle, John O'Brien, shot a hole-in-one on the fourth hole. O'Brien aced the 168-yard par three with a five iron, reported Cushman's pro, Ed Erickson. A member of Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle, O'Brien was accompanied by his wife Mary and Mrs. C. J. Kritchmer. It was the first hole-in-one for O'Brien and the first for the Lake Cushman Golf Course. THAT WHILE there are many contributing causes of unrest, that there is one cause which is fundamental. That is the necessary conflict - the contrast between our political liberty and our individual absolutism. Louis D. Brandeis Results of the Shelton City Junior Tennis Tournament were released this week by Al Hopp, supervisor of the city's summer tenms program. Dean Skipworth beat Tom Kamin in the elementary boys' class for a first place. Elementary girls" division was taken by Debbie Smith who defeated Janice White for the title. Jack Frost. Jr. was the winner of the junior and senior high boys' division. He dumped Dale Campagna in the finals match. Val Sparks was the junior and senior high girls' victor. She defeated Ann Quimby for first place. John Bennett To Get Degree John W. Bennett is among .... .... 503 Eastern Washington State College students who are candidates for degrees to be ..... awarded Friday evening at commencement exercises. Bennett is a candidate for a .JACK FROST, JR. is shown on his way to the boys' junior master of education degree with a and senior high championship in the Shelton City Junior major in administration. Tennis Tournament. Page 6 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday. August 12, 1971 place. Sparks teamed with Suzi Gruver to take second in the girls' 18 and under doubles, losing 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the finals. AI Hopp was second in the men's singles and he won men's doubles by Smith of UPS. Steve Shelton High at WSU, made men's 21 and lost, taking :~LI iii~: VAL SPARKS won two city tournament c! as many weeks. She captured the girls' of the Olympia city tournament and al senior high girls' division of the Tournament. ANN QUIMBY finished second in the girl high division of Shelton's Junior Te week. "DALE CAMPAGNA won the boys' Olympia's City Tennis Tournament second in the boys' junior and senior Shelton City Tournament this week.