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August 12, 1971

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'::' i%i ..... : ,4, 4 = -- . , Wearing a lovely wedding gown of heirloom lace designed and made by hand by her mother, Nancy Fitch became the b~de of James Watson in a double-ring ceremony on August 7th in Brinnon, Washington. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waring Fitch of Brinnon. She is a graduate of Western Washington State College and taught at the Grapeview School last year. The ceremony which united the couple was held in the garden of the Brinnon Community Church. The church pews were arranged in a half circle around a lovely garden of lillies and daisies. The panoramic view of Hood Canal and the Olympics made an impressive setting for the simple ceremony, with the vows spoken directly to each other. A friend, Jody Weed, sang and played on his guitar two selections that are favorites of the bride and groom. Linda Johnston, the bride's attendant, wore a dress of green and carried yellow flowers. The bride's mother wore a suit of pale green silk shantung. The three sons of the groom were important members of the wedding party for Bob Watson was best man, Richard was usher and Todd was ring-bearer. The bridal theme of yellow and green was carried out at the lavish buffet served in the garden after the ceremony. The tables were lovely with silver service and a crystal punch bowl filled with lime punch. The five-tiered wedding cake was beautiful with yellow roses. The couple will make their home in Olympia. Mrs. Watson will teach again this fall at the Grapeview school. I had seen the sign at the Baker Art studio in Allyn for several years that said "v/sitars welcome" so I stopped in the other afternoon and had a delightful visit with the Bakers. They showed me their studio and even had a lesson on how to mix the oil paints. Over the last few years, they told me, they have sold several thousand paintings. We were talking about how much we enjoyed the wild animals and they told me when they first moved here from Los Angeles to their remote home on a hill above Allyn they would put out bones for a cougar and every day at the same time it would come and wait for its dinner. Have good news for the 4-H girls. Pattie Pettitt started a farewell letter and before it ended she had decided to be a leader again for the next year. The girls are delighted and plans will be made soon for the next year's program. There will be a meeting Aug. 24 and it is suggested the girls bring swim suits. The record books must be turned in. Please bring a sack lunch. The meeting will start at 11 o'clock. Pattie has a list of questions that she wants the girls to answer that the parents can help on, and since parents are a vital part of the 4-H program the questions should be talked over with them. On which day would you like the meetings? Would you like a new project? How can we improve the club? Will you still be in 4-H next year? The same questions will be sent to the boys next week, so thanks to the Pettitts, there will be an active program for our Mrs. R. Wymouth andLouise youngsters in Grapeview. Ewart and family were wedding guests from Grapeview. August 7 was a very busy day for Grapeview for the Fair Harbor Grange summer picnic was held in the lovely garden of Marge and Clem Hall, and the Fireman's picnic was held the same evening. My son John and his partner in the Monarch clam business were on Howard Hall's TV program Thursday morning. They did a good job showing how to cook geoduck and telling how it is farmed from Puget Sound. I was impressed with John's ease of manner and I had to laugh when I thought of the last time he was on TV, in Boise Idaho. He was 1 1 and had won the regional yoyo contest and was playing against the other runner-up. He was doing all sorts of tricks when his string broke; he just stood there and watched the yoyo roll off and the look on his face sent his dad and I into hysterics that lasted all day. Nancy Ewart arrived home from her trip to Europe Tuesday night and we talked till dawn. She had a wonderful time and is glad to be home again in Grapeview. Mrs. P. E. Porter has moved into her new home on Orchard Beach. Mrs. Porter retired recently from the Boeing company in Seattle. Her home had been in Redmond for several years before moving to Grapeview. Fashion Wagon of Minnesota Woolen has part time openings to show beautiful fashions. No experience necessary, must be over 21. If you can work 3 evenings a week, have transportation, and would like a high income and free $400 wardrobe, Call Mary Ann .... CR 5-6751 I I I II I DANGEROUS DRIVING Richard Squires of Belfair was arrested and a juvenile companion taken into custody following a complaint received by the local Sheriff's office August 6 at 2:30 a.m. The caller complained of a blue Volkswagon racing up and down South Shore near Happy Hollow, with two occupants apparently under the influence of alcohol. By the time a deputy arrived, the car, belonging to Tim Bunting of Allyn, had been wrecked and it was uncertain which of the two had been driving. CANINE HONEYMOON? A report was received by the local Sheriff's office August 6 of a female Beagle and a black male Lab, belonging to two Tahuya neighbors, both missing for three days. Finders are asked to contact the Sheriff's Belfair office. During the Summer vacation from her teaching position at Coontz Junior High School, Mrs. Susan Peterson and son Jeffry left for a visit in Palmer, Alaska with her sister and brother-inqaw, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seems. Mrs. Seems is the former Janice Halbert. Mrs. Seems and Mrs. Peterson are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Halbert of Mission Lake. Mr. Seems is remembered from his teaching at North Kitsap before moving to Alaska. When Mrs. Wilma Just's grandson, Randy, says he is going fishing, she is well aware these days that he means it. The lack of bait eggs when Randy wanted to fish didn't matter. He cut small bits of cheese to bait his hook. A quick call to the house from the lake float confirmed that Randy had really tied into a big one. A towel was needed to wrap around the big one that was on Randy's line. Only this big one was a duck that had found the cheese bait tasty until the hook and line became evident. Just like all fish stories about the big catch, Randy, too, lost the big one. Combining business with pleasure made a pleasant vacation trip of the one week work assignment at San Diego for Mr. Ivan Davies. With Bonnie and the family's younger set of Barbara, Steve, and Doug packed in the camper, the budget costs were kept well in hand for extra things they wanted to do. One day was spent at Tijuana, Mexico bartering for presents and souveniers to bring home. The family was surprised at the living conditions and the people of the city area. One week was spent at Chula Vista renewing the friendship of friends who had visited the Davies here last year. On meeting some of the retired navy people, the topic of conversation about Puget Sound always included the word "rain". The 'Disneyland tour was enjoyed with special favorites visited twice that included the Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Haunted House. Mrs. Davies appreciated the many flowers and arrangements as well as the spotless condition of the whole park. The trip home was made by Highway 101 up the coast with stops to visit several wineries and the Redwoods. They saw many young people hitchhiking toward the Hippy colonies near Monterey. COUPON SPECIAL BELFAIR ONLY DeLuxe BEEFY BURGERS $100 of this Ad - OR - MILK SHAKES FOR Page 8 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - August 12, 1971 A stop for several days with Mrs. Davies' father was made at his home at Medford, Oregon for just swimming and relaxing in the cool of the hills. Their arrival home was welcome after the crowds of California. The Davies do like it best in the Belfair area. I was invited to spend Thursday in Seattle at the time trials for the Seafair unlimited hydro races. (My driving of our car had a bit to do with the invitation.) Our arrival was planned for 10 a.m. in order to not miss anything going on in the pits. My impression at In'st was that the whole idea was sort of a dollar days event. It took one dollar to park the car, one dollar for a Seafair pin, one dollar for the Seafair book, one dollar for the pit tour; I was afraid to buy a can of pop. I was amazed at the color and the size of the boats, and the beehive-activity for the changing o f the engines. When the Budweiser boat went out on the course to qualify for the race, the roar of the engine was deafening. On viewing a huge Rolls Engine later that is used in these boats, I understood the why and wherefore of the noise. I went the whole route, pit tour included. 1 even had the fun of being given a souvenier Budweiser pin by one of the crew. I di.d feel a bit self-conscious, especially when the TV cameras zeroed in on the spot where I was standing for a bit of observing. A small business-like area is taken over by young people with arrangements of pins from tl~ many boats in the races of the past and the present. Prices varied according to the salesman or the scarcity of the item. I was approached many times to buy a pin, even last year's Seafair pin for the small sum of $2.00. If you want to live an exciting day, visit the unlimited hydroplane time trials, and don't miss the pit tour Congratulations are in order for a former resident of the Old Belfair Highway, Mrs. David (Renee) Mosier of Quilcene who gave birth to a baby boy, David Lanning, Jr. on August 3. The 7 pound 10~A-oz. boy was born in a hospital in Port Townsend. He joins 23-month old sister Michelle. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tex Whitchurch of Lynch Cove on North Shore and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mosier of Sunnyslope. Renee is a North Mason graduate. Requests for 8 m.p.h. speed on Benson lake Two requests to limit speed to 8 m.p.h, on Benson Lake were received by County Commissioners last week. Walter McCrady appeared before the Board at their regular Monday meeting to present his request which he felt was necessary to make swimming safe in the small lake. Chairman Bill Hunter told McCrady that the commissioners feel that revamping of the present County Boat Ordinance will soon be undertaken and such a change will be considered. When Ordinance changes are ready for consideration notices will be inserted in the newspaper to allow interested citizens to attend a public hearing. At least one other owner agrees with McCrady, for a letter was read at the meeting, received from David R. Pearce; with the same request. He also asked that water samples from the lake be taken to determine the bacteria count in Benson Lake. NEW CONSTRUCTION--REMODELING--ROOFING DECKS--CONCRETE WORK FORMICA--CERAMIC TILE Free Estimates Call CR 5-2196 Col|ect Cooked Cole law :alloped Potatoes French Food Served 1-6 p.m. Dance 9-2 a.m. Live Music MBC Club, Mason Lake Follow the Signs Adults $1.50 Children $1.00 Mason County Journal Thursday, August 12, 1971 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ll~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~, ,, ',' ~ ~'~' ~, '~', ,'!~ i" i, ',ii'~i:~i ii~, '~i i~ ~i~ ~':, By LOU DONNELL ~~u~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~u~~~~~~u~~~~u~U~~~~~~~~ By now, I hope, all Herald subscribers who didn't quite believe our paper would continue as a separate supplement inside the Journal, who were afraid North Mason news would be spread all through the Journal wherever space permitted, have been reassured with delivery of the first two issues. 1 was glad I had asked for a three-week hiatus on publication of the Herald to assure a full two-week vacation for myself, because all the little details of the changeover took longer than expected. .... The Wednesday our last edition under the old regime came out 1 p er came to the Belfair office to get out the post office report and tie up loose ends. On Thursday I again came to Belfair to meet with Mr. Gay to decide what supplies I would need by the time I came back from vacation, like a camera, typewriter, furniture to replace that removed by the previous owner, etc. When we completed a rather long list he asked if there was anything I hadn't had before that 1 would like and quick as a wink I said "Yes, a restroom!" He couldn't believe it when I showed him the backroom facilities, one wash basin which drains into a bucket and faucets on one wall for showers which were used by loggers coming to town in the old days when this was a barbershop, i've never tried those faucets to see if they work but I've been tempted on some of the hot, hot days we've had lately when the office is hotter than the inside of my car which is parked in the sun. While Mr. Gay was here on Thursday I offered to go to Shelton the next day to help match the Herald subscription list against that of the Journal to remove the stencils of those already taking the Shelton paper before my stencils were filed with theirs. He accepted my offer, saying that his wife had planned to do that job but it might help if I assisted her. It sounded like maybe it would be five-hour job for one person, or, if I worked with her, maybe 2% hours. When I left for Shelton the next morning I told the kids 1 might be home early. There were a few little odds and ends to go over with the Journal office staff before Fern Gay and 1 got down to the subscription-matching job. By 12:30 when we stopped for lunch we were through with the A's; by 5:30 p.m. when we called it quits for the day, we were half way through the D's. The three-day July 4th weekend followed so it was Tuesday when we got back on the project, and with Mr. Gay planning a big announcement for Herald subscribers in that week's issue of the Journal, we knew we had to finish everything by Wednesday night when the Journal was to be mailed. Once we finished matching the subscription lists there was still the job of filing all the Herald-only stencils in among the Journal stencils according to destination, and writing the names and addresses by hand of all the new Journal recipients in a notebook from which the post office report could be made Thursday morning. At the rate we were going it didn't look like we could get everything done without help so I showed up Tuesday morning with daughter Cindy and her friend, Lore Durand, who had spent part of the weekend with us, to suggest that they be put to work writing the thousand or so names and addresses in the notebooks. They were put to work at a table in the ladies' lounge (the Journal not only has A restroom, they have TWO) and spent the whole day writing. Lore ended up with a blister on her finger but they got all the new names in the books. By not taking time to transfer names and addresses to Journal cards on Tuesday, we got all the subscriptions matched by quitting time and the Journal office staff came back after dinner and worked till after midnight to file the stencils. On Wednesday Fern and 1 made the new cards for the D through Z subscribers and the job was done! Just out of curiosity, i kept track of the number of subscribers who took both papers. There were 113, so the Journal ended up with a few over a thousand new readers. For those who already took the Journal, we figured out how many months of the Herald they still had coming and added that many months to the expiration date of their Journal subscription. 1 only ran into one small problem in getting out the first issue; a big hole on page one where I had planned to run a picture of the three Belfair Scouts on their way to Japan. Their pictures were the first two taken on the first film I loaded in my new camera. I don't know what happened but when we looked at the film, their pictures simply weren't on it. Three phone calls to Belfair followed as I tried to get the boys together for another picture that night which could be hurriedly developed and inserted at the last minute, but one of the boys couldn't be located. So I promised them l'd take their picture when they return, with their souveniers. Which could be more interesting, anyway, if one should come back with a Geisha girl. rl el Anyone who had hopes of tying their boat up to a brand new Port district dock on North Shore this summer had better forget it. Maybe next year? Permission to repair the old dilapidated pier has to be obtained from the Army Corps of Engineers and since the Corps received a petition signed by 41 North Shore residents objecting to the Port Commissioner's plan of doing the project in two stages, instead of all at once, this permission has been withheld. In an effort to find out why the residents were objecting so that objections could be overcome, the Port Commissioners sent individual invitations to all 4 1 petition-signers to attend last week's Port Commission meeting. About 17 persons showed up at the meeting and before it was over, according to Commissioner Bill DeMiero, they all had agreed to cancel their objections to the Corps if the project would be completed in one stage, as pictured in the May 26 Huckleberry Herald "We believe the job should be done well or not at all," said Leo Livingston, one of the North Shore petition-signers. He said his group felt that repairing just part of the pier and leaving eight old pilings sticking up out of the MINI-CUSTOMER LOOKS over some Mini-Art which caught her eye at last Saturday's Flea Market. Little Jean Staudt was intrigued with the art-work of Vernabelle Rice of Shelton. I ore up l loners water would be dangerous for boats coming in to use pier facilities. He said they also wanted to be sure sanitary facilities ~ould be provided, litter barrels placed on the premises, and that rules and regulations would be posted to insure some control of problems which might arise when the pier goes into use. DeMiero said that the .Commission had already made plans for placing two sanitary "outhouses" and litter containers and arranging for garbage pickup service at a previous meeting. Citizens who attended last week's Wednesday night meeting were invited to offer suggestions for rules and regulations to be observed. Suggestions from other interested persons also will be gladly received by the three commissioners, DeMiero, Roy Mitchell and Harold Hillman. Cotton Corporation of Port Townsend, which had been awarded the contract for repairing the first stage of the pier, has agreed to finish the job at the same per footage rate of $4 a foot, which will add about $2,500 to the firm's bid of $12,459. It is expected that all 41 objectors will withdraw their objections, which will have to be done in writing, addressed to the Army Corps of Engineers. The Commissioners plan to contact each objector who was not at last week's meeting personally to ask them to write the letters so repair of the dock can proceed. DeMiero said that the Commission had planned to complete the whole job eventually, but had planned to do it in stages to see just how many people used the facilities before spending the money to do the whole job. In other Port business, Larry Osborne of Ruskin-Fisher, designers of the North Shore pier repair, was asked to inspect the Allyn dock owned by the district to offer recommendations for its improvement. At the June Port district meeting it had been mentioned that the adequacy of the septic tank system of the North Shore house owned by the district, which is being rented, was under questmn. At that time it was voted to write to the Thurston-Mason County Health department to request a dye test of the facilities to see if it was operating properly. The letter was written, but to date, no action by the Health department has been taken. It was decided at last week's meeting to write another letter requesting the test, which the Commissioners hope will get results.