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August 12, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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August 12, 1971

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By JEANNINE PETERSON -- 426-3815 Hello again! How do you. like two newspapers for the price of. one? Not many of these bargains around nowadays, huh? There were a couple of emergencies around the Lake the last weekend in July. First the development on Trask Lake had a problem with their water supply and were looking for water to supply their campers over the weekend. Tom Brokaw asked Paradise Estates to furnish the water and he would transport it via the Fire truck.They drew 500 gallons, but found it too difficult to get to the water standard and up and down the hills, so they drew another 2,000 from Tom's well over the weekend. You're a good neighbor, Tom! I, along With numerous other people, were curious about the Fire Engine, with siren blaring, making a fast run along the west side of Mason Lake Saturday. Many boats took after it, down Lake, but the truck disappeared from sight. The fire was a smoldering type, only about 8' in diameter at the "Old Homestead" (as referred to by the kids) above Mason Lake in the woods. This is a "party" spot for young people from Shelton as well as Mason Lake. They build a bonfire and do their "thing". (Don't ask me what that is). This fire possibly was caused by a cigarette butt. Careful there! I would sure hate to sit on my deck and look at charred tree stumps! A1 Rodewald has taken on a new part time job, besides his Paradise Chores. He will check cabins in Paradise twice a day during the off season for a nominal fee. I am going to have a new neighbor by the end of the month: My mother Kim Kimmel has sold her mobile home and lot to Walter and Carrie Gipe and she has purchased their lot right behind our place on South Drive. We spent several days shopping for a new mobile home in home in Tacoma, Olympia and Bremerton and she finally purchased a new expando mobile home in Olympia. Congratulations ! My husband Pete came out of retirement, (four months in all) and is working at Lumbermen's in Shelton. Quite a difference from commuting to Seattlle. This not leaving for work until 8 a.m. is too much! A summer commuter to Seattle's Boeing plant is Mr. Cook. His family is enjoying their summer here at Paradise. Babe Hathaway and her two small boys are spending part of the summer here. (Their home is Victoria, B.C.) Her oldest son, Ron Wheeler, has been spending his leave from the Navy with her. She also has her grandchildren with her and her husband, Bob, comes down on weekends. (That's a long ways to commute). The Simpson Timber Recreation Park at the south end of Mason Lake has been a popular place for Simpson employees to camp and picnic this summer. Simpson is in the process of enlarging the camp by 34 campsites. They will be ready for use by the middle of August. The campsites will be mainly back among the trees, leaving about a 50' strip along the water for general use. A full time caretaker, Donel Karte, is employed during the summer season. Robert Trail relieves him two days a week. The campers are limited to a 14-day stay unless space is available for longer periods without someone else being turned away. The park is a busy place on weekends because it is generously donated to community organizations such as the PUD, Game Dept., Girl Scouts, schools and VFW to name a few that have used it this summer for picnics. A few problems have arisen with young people this summer, some damage to vehicles and the like. They are making new signs to inform people of their responsibilities within the Park. The Don Cox family is busy this summer. Don Jr. is working for Simpson in Shelton, Dave for Mendenhalls, and daughter, Debbie, at the drive-in at Potlatch. The Coxes have a boarder this summer. A friend of Dons, Jack Spencer. His father was transferred to Seattle, so he is spending the summer here and working at Simpsons with Don. A1 and Lela Rodewald took a trial run in their new car (1971 Toyota, air conditioning too) and their 12' Little Loafer Trailer. They took four days and went to Canada for Lela's sister's Golden Wedding anniversary, near Westminster. They had a fine trip. The Lon Pettitt family spent two weeks vacationing, they headed east to find the sun the 1st two weeks of July. They spent a couple of days on the Naches and then on to Sun Lakes. The weather was lovely and it was a real fun trip. I would enjoy hearing from YOU. Drop me a line at 706 Mason Lake Dr., Grapeview, or give me a call. Your news is what makes this column possible. 'BARGAIN FAIR' SET The annual 3-day 'Bargain Fair' sponsored by Young Ladies' Institute will be held August 12-14 at 305 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Doors will open at 9 a.m. each day, closure at 6 p.m. Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Used goods of all kinds will be on sale. Wes Griffey CR 5-2117 Lou Dobbs TR 6-4783 August 8th thru 'nd & MOTORS Bank Terms Belfair CR 5-2297 Tho Puget Sound Naval SIu'pyard hosted a boat excursion and salmon bake at beautiful Kiana Lodge, Saturday, July 31st. There were some Belfairites among the passengers when the boat left Bremerton dockside early in the evening. Upon arriving at Kiana Lodge an hour later, the guests were allowed their leisure in roaming the grounds which were enhanced by hundreds of beautiful hanging baskets of fuchsia and peonies. Before dinner, guests were offered steamed clams and nectar from huge pots hanging over an open fire. The salmon was cooked by two teenage boys over a pit of hot coals and the dinner was beautifully served. After dinner music by three By JULi PRESTON "CR 5-6288 Belfair boys, Dave Duffield, Dave Bleam and Rick Gazley lead to several hours of foot stompin' dancing! The cruise back to Bremerton was by way of Seattle for a look at the city lights. The tired troupe landed back in Bremerton at 1:30 a.m. with everyone thinking it had been a very good evening. John Criss, Bruce, Glen and George Landram and Alan Baselt spent the week of July 25th to the 31st at Ft. Casey on Whidbey Island at Basketball Camp. Drew Landram is a counselor at the camp this year. Lennie Wilkins, a Seattle Sonics player, spent a good part of the week helping as many of the boys as he could individually. The guys thought he was a fantastic teacher and a personable. guy. Mrs. Jean Hall from Vancouver, Washington, spent last week at the Wayne Alien home while they were on vacation. She now owns, with her sister, Mrs. Kaye Walker, the old Union home of the late Lud and Nell Andersen. Mrs. Hall spent the week resting from the city life and organizing further remodeling of the old home. Her vacation was special too because of a visit by her son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Skip Pike from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Mrs. Dellrue Thompson is home after a stay in the Harrison Memorial Hospital. She's feeling fine now and we wish her well. open the door to super, meals... at bargain pnces You can shop in seconds.., prepare meals in minutes when you own an electric food freezer. It's like having a supermarket in your kitchen! With a freezer, you can take advantage of special prices, sales and volume discounts• You can buy meat, fruit and vegetables at low, in- season prices . . . freeze them and enjoy them anytime at bargain prices. Special meals, super meals may be tucked away in your freezer to be whisked out at a moment's notice for unexpected guests or company. See your appliance dealer today for the food freezer that's right for you. Then, you can open the door to super meals. MASON COUNTY P.U.D. No. 3 Edwin Taylor, President Harold W. Parker, Vice President Jack Cole, Secretary Jerry Samoles, Manager who will be a sophomore at North Mason. High School this fail, should be given an assignment in her Language Arts class to write a theme entitled "How I Spent my Summer Vacation," she won't have any trouble trying to decide what to write about. For four days she experienced what most girls only dream about; she became part of the visiting royalty court in Seattle Seafair activities and, in her own words, "really felt like a queen." Her chance to share in the glamor and excitement of Seafair came when she was chosen Queen of the Filipino-American Council of the Pacific Northwest last November. Girls from the Filipino communities of Wapato, Seattle, Auburn and Bremerton (which Eloisa represented) competed for the honor and it was Eloisa who was crowned queen in coronation ceremonies late last year. This year the group has decided to hold coronation ceremonies in August so Eloisa's short reign is almost over. Besides participating in Seafair functions this summer, she was feted in Yakima with a dinner and party in her role as queen. Eloisa's role as visiting royalty during Seafair began Thursday afternoon, July 29, when she checked into the Olympic Hotel and met her two roommates, Darlene LeMay, Armed Forces queen from Bremerton and Teri Knudson, Ellensburg's Rodeo queen. A picture-taking session followed, then a dinner at the hotel where Seafair royalty and visiting royalty had a chance to meet each other. On Friday the girls were taken to Seattle Center for a tour. They all attended the Tex Beneke show that night where the name of this year's Seafair queen was announced, then they joined other merry-makers at the ball held at the Olympic. Escorts for the visiting princesses were young men from the University of Washington, Eloise being escorted by Gary Gardner. Their group only stayed at the ball long enough to be introduced, then went to another ballroom in the hotel for their own private party. The Seafair grand parade was viewed Saturday morning from the reviewing stand, along with other visiting royalty who were not riding on floats. That afternoon the princesses were taken to Longacres to watch the horse races and in the evening they attended the Bonodori Japanese Festival where they saw judo and karate demonstrated and visited a Buddhist Church. A huge dish of ice-cream at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor ended Saturday's activities. A two and a half hour boat tour of Seattle's waterfront was taken by the girls on Sunday ,fternoon, followed by a dinner at the Olympic Hotel. The torchlight parade was viewed later in the evening, with each participating group in the parade stopping before the visiting royalty for their special attention. By noon Monday it was check-out time and Eloisa returned to her parent's berry farm on North Shore, with lots of happy memories. What did she enjoy the most during her days as a visiting princess? "Meeting all those people and ordering all that food," she replied enthusiastically as she explained that whenever she felt hungry she could order food in the dining room of the For Delivery $eattle Times Phone CR 5-2402 Ervin Furchert Olympic Hotel and jUSt ~ aOt ' name and it would De l~ld £or~ She ate steak three times a day, something she doesn't get a chance to do at home, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, usually ordering the most expensive cuts on the menu. Eloisa, who was born in Manila andcame to the States about fiveyears ago, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fontanilla. She has four younger brothers. ¸¸ 7 The Belfair Fire hall, located at the Y at the north end of Belfair, which will be vacated by the Belfair fire department when the new fire hall is completed this fall, has been sold to the County. An offer of $32,000 made by the Mason County commissioners was accepted by commissioners of Fire District 2 this past week. Arrangements were made at last week's meeting of the County commissioners to pay $10,000 as a down payment. It is expected that the balance of the sales price will be paid when the County moves the Belfair substation of the County Sheriff's department to new quarters in the building, probably around October. No one seemed to know what the exact plans for the building were, if any have yet been made, other than that of moving the Sheriff's local office to larger quarters. Sheriff Johnny Robinson was on vacation, Commissioner Bill Hunter could not be reached, and Auditor Ruth Boysen said she didn't think any definate plans had been made since the County commissioners were in the middle of a very busy week when the deal went through so hadn't had a chance to think about it. But rumors of "maybe a couple of jail cells in the back" or "maybe they'll resume holding justice court in Belfair in the large upstairs room" or "maybe they'll rent out office space they don't need" were going through town. (Editor's note: If office space is available I hope they will put the Herald at the top of the list... there are restrooms in THAT building! ) "Time alone will tell," said Mrs. Boysen. Ownership of the building will give the County room to expand if there is a need to extend service to this end of the County by various County departments. At present, dispatcher Onie Sande is handling auto registrations and car licenses for the Auditor's department in addition to her duties for the Sheriff's department. SIGNS STOLEN Signs from three Grapeview residences were reported missing last week, evidently the work of vandals, according to a report filed in the Belfair Sheriff's office. PINOCHLE ANYONE? Persons who enjoy the game of pinochle are invited to attend a Pinochle card party at 7:30 p.m. August 13, sponsored by the Twanoh Grange, to be held at the Grange building located on the Victor cutoff road (turn left first road south of the North Mason high school site.) Information may be obtained by calling Mrs. Thaves, CR 5-6151. Refreshments will be served. The party is open to the public. BOAT FOUND A 16 foot fibregiass boat was reported found about 2% miles past Tahuya on August 3 according to a deputy of the local Sheriff's office. 2-CAR MISHAP Slowing down to pick up two pedestrians standing in front of the Shell Service Station in Belfair, a car driven by Larry Norton of Port Orchard was struck from behind by a car driven by Vincent Aiken of Bremerton. Both vehicles were headed north on Highway 3 at the time of the accident, which occurred around 2 p.m. August 2. No one was injured. "SWINGER TIPS" Instant Nail Polish Doesn't Chip, No Drying Time, No Spills, No Streaks... 6 Complete Manicures 6 Swinging Colors Service 9 - 7 Weekdays -- 10- 4 SundaYs 9-8 Fridays NORTH SHORE BEAUTY, Eloisa San Luis, spent a glamorous and exciting weekend in Seattle July 29 to August 2, as a visiting princess in the Seafair Court. As Queen of the Filipino-American Council of the Pacific Northwest, she joined queens and princesses from many areas in participation of .Seafair events. Photo courtesy Greater Seattle. G.E. Appliances at Discounted Prices • Convenient Book-self Stora14e • "'Power-On" Signal Light • Foods Easy to Organize, See and Select • Defrost Drain Chest & Upright Models From Fast, fast ice... no defrosting ever! • Sub-zero air blows over trays for "fast freezingf • "New Ice'n Easy service. • Freezer holds up to 165 Ibs • Freezer door shelves for half-gallon ice cream cartons. 11 juice cans. • One adjustable, 0he-slide-out shelf. • Roils out on wheels for easy cleaning• From Other Dial Defrost Models From $178.00 Complete Electrical Wiring And Heating Service Terms, of course, BankAmericards Welcome Free Delivery Po. B. 575 CR 5-2020 Page 6 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - August 12, 1971 August 12, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 3