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August 15, 1963

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i: 6017 S.E.  Portland, " Building //: urt. Action Is Seen In ptDenia! By County Commisdo. llf r the Mason County who claimed the establishmentof m donymg a wr0cking yard there would with thoir ll&apos;i.faces cotn-t, action, tract from the appearence of the The commission was advised by datners versa unam- area and lower the varue of their Prosecuting Attorney Byran Mc- aeUaetnJ:a,Un':g ptx)perty. Clanahan that he believed that un- e but m, .'" " After receiving the protests der the county's building permit . 1 ....  , W. A. when the permit application was ordinance, the commission had the brought before them, the county right to deny the permit. for Nor- that suit will Court to de- is entitled to a for the buil- a month ago to at the col and High- brought county commis- commission turned the matter over to the planning commission for study. They denied the permit Monday though no recommendation had been received from the planning commission. A DELEGATION ol} residents from the area, who had been pro- testing" the approval of the per- of the area nit, appeared at the commission ON A MOTION by Commissioner Harry Elmlund seconded 'by Com- missioner John Bariekman the commission voted to deny the per- mit. Pressed by Redan as to the rea- son for the denial, the commission- ers stated they did IOt feel this was the proper place 0r a wreck- ing yard, and, that allowing it to be buil%Ahere would not be in the best iffterest of the county. 2 Work At Correction Percy M Iio 86th kve Ore Is Getting Underway CELL BLOCKThis "A" will be the home for 32 Prisoners tt the Washington There are 16 cells seven-by- Il[nton about 98 per the second finished," at project Con- Col work completed the second Joe that a lot of WOrk includes etc. of phase at pre- secmity or "J" to by to Co., Jail Wins Hughes Festival eels- her Randi won car Growth last Sa- in the black pink roses streamers. lS now on windows at nine feet on each side'of the corridor. When com- pleted this four-wing building will contain facili- ties for 128 inmates, conshetion specialists from St. led to as honor houses. Louis. Me. Cement was laid for THIS ECOND phase includes the project about two weeks ago. housings for the prisoners who The building is just about all will remain at the Correction Con- cells. There are to be four wings ter for rehabilitation. to "J" building, with 32 individu- The school building is to on- al cells in ehch wing or a total of close many classrooms and a pri- 128 cells. The dimensions of each son library. It is known as the cell are seven-by-nine feet. There "E" building. are to be three other buildings W0rkon phase two generally in- like "J" completed for minimum eludes utilities, the school and rot- security purposes. They are refer- nimum security, Lloyd said. Queen Marilyn Hughes Describes Week of Se00att/e 5eafak .Activity Marflyn Hughes. Mason County Forest Festival Queen, returned to Shelton at 3 a.m. Monday morning after spending a week at the Sea- fair celebration in Seattle. She was one of 31 visiting queens who took part in the Seafair festivities. All of the visiting queens stay- ed on the 10th floor of the Olym- pit He(el. They were transported to all the Sea fair functions in white convertibles with police and Seafair Guard escorts. AIUrEB BECEIVEWG blue and white banners bea,ringthcir names Monday, August 5, Marily and the other queens attended a lun- cheon at which Elizabeth Leonard spoke on poise. That night the girls attended a pajama party at which they ,sang songs and got better acquainted. "This was the only time we were eve{- allowed out of our rooms without dresses and banners," ex- plained Marilyn. After taking part in the Uni- versity District Children's Parade Tuesday morning, they were guests of the Kiwanis Club for lunch. The girls were then taken for sea planes rides, which Maribm enjo.- ed very much. "I THINK TIlE Coronation Ball Tuesday night was the highlight of the whole weck," commented Mari- 15m. Each girl was escorted to the ball, at which the Seafair Quecn was announced, by a member of Phi Delta Theta fratenity. For lowing the dance, amy attended a party at the fraternity house un- til 4 a.m. Wednesday afternoon the visit* ing queens and the other Seafair royalty assembled at Picr 91 to reet an incoming fleet of Cana- dian minesweepers Participation m the Capitoll Hill Festival of Flags Parade completed another exiting day. Rosellhfi's 410 Restaurant was the scene of a ", a.m. breakfast w]fit the Seafair Commodores, who are business men from Greater Seattle. The breakfast was tele- vised over the Don Riley Show. They then visited the T. B. Sana- torium near Bellevue and the Chin dren's Orthopedic Hospital. That night they enjoyed a parade through Chinatown. Friday morning again found the fC0ntinued on Page 3) 77th YEAR NO. 33 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton. Washington, 10 Cents per Copy , under Act of March 8. 1879. Publislled weekly at 227 West cote. Thursday, August 15, 1963 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingtm 16 Pages 2 Sections School Board Union Members-Give Simpso. Contract Approves Driver Teacher Proposal Approval By Large Majority A teacher for the driving train- ing course at Irene S. Reed High School has been obtained, Supt. R. W. Oltman told the school board when it met Tuesday night. In action earlier this summer, the board had voted to set the course up on a: non-credit basis and to hire someone to teach t who was not a classroom teacher. Oltman said that Tom Aaron Shelton, had accepted the job ann was going to take the driving training instrnction course at the University of Washington to re- ceive the necessary certificate. THE PLAN IS, Oltman said to have him teach part time ann drive a school bus part time. The board approved a contract for Aaron for the teaching part of his duties, effective on comple- tion of the UW training course. The board voted to split the contract for furnishing fuel oil to heat the school buildings between the Acme Fuel Co. and Olympm Oil and 'Wood Products Co. Acme will furnish the 300 weight on on which it submitted the low bid and Olympia ell and Wood the 400 weight oil on which it submitted the low bid. The contracts were awarded on the recommendation of Assistant Superintendent Homer Taylor, who had been asked by the boara to study the bids after they were opened at the JuJy meeting of the Board. The board voted to change the insurance on its buildings ann equipment to a $1.000 deductable basis when it comes up for renew- al iu November. ROCKY HEMBROFF met with the board to discuss the insurance, stating that a $500 deductable pol- icy would result in $475 reduction m premtum from the present $100 deductable and that a $1.000 de- ductable policy would bc $700 less in premium. Board member B. Franklin Hou- ston made the motion to accept the $1,000 deductable policy. Oltman reported that he hm met with non-certified employ,.. o,L thditriCt .and that someone': cry adjustments had been made. Fire Destroys Rural Home Fire Saturday morning burned to the ground the lmme of Mrs. G. R. Clark on Island Lake Road. The Department of Natural Re- sources and Shelton File Depart- meat kept the blaze from spread- ing. Mrs. Clark also lost most of her personel posessions in the blaze. The house was mmed by Pauline Gussick. Fire also destroyed a cabin near Brinnon on the road to Dosewal- lips about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Department of Natural Re- sources said. The Brinnon Fire Department answered the call and kept tim blaze from spreading. School Registration For Newcomers Set Evergreen School wlll be open Aug. 19, 20, and 21 for registra- tion of all new children in grades Kindergarten through six who will be attending Bordeaux, Mt. View or Evergreen Schools this year. It is not necessary to register children Who attended Shelton Schools, Kindergarten or the Pre- School Clinic last year. This reg- istration is only for children in Kindergarten and grade one that missed the clinic or children m KindeL garten through six who have moved into town during thc summer. This listing is very im- portant in order to prepare room assignments before the first day of school and to be certain there is a place for your child. Office hours will be 9-12 noon and 1-4 p,nl. Pleurae watch for your first goads and kindergarten room as- signments in the Aug. 29 edition of the Journal. Tacoma Man Drowns in Mason Lake A 26-year-old Tacoma man was the victim of an accidental drown- ing in Mason Lake Saturday after- noon. The man. Orrin L. Christenson, 1222 E. 103rd, Tacoma, fell from a boat about 2:15 p.m., the sher- iff's office said. THE BODY was taken from the water, and. an Aberdeen doctor, who was also at the lake, pro- nounced Christenson dead. The sheriff's office said he was apparently working on the motor on the boat when it started sud- denly and lunged ahead, throwing hhn from the boat into about 30 feet pf water 60 feet from shore. Christenson was unable to swim and had no life preserver, the sheriff's office said. Who's Who Pot $64 For Final Week Next week you get all the breaks in the Who's Who Con- test. Beulah Helser, 2227 Washington St.. correctly identified H. L. Al- exander as last week's who's who for $4, buUn isscd three big clues which pads the jackpot for next week to $64. Because this is the final week el the contest, we are going to make the contest real easy. It isn't even issible for next week's winner to win only $4 -- everything goes. We are going to keep drawing "mtil we find a $64 winner.  Last week's complete "list of clues was: Inveterate kidder ShouLders a feathered friend Pug-nosed Belongs to defeated candidates club Second story office Likes the wild blue yonder Stockily-built Pursues dead beats Business requires court action Ex-pug Hair is graying Odd Fellow Rebekah Brother lives in Mexico Goes for informal attire Lives on commission Fly-boy Wife runs his office H, L, ALEXANDER Who's Who LIGHTENING STARTS FIRES Lighning in the a,-ea Sunday afternoon started two fires in the Olympic National Forest, ten Flower. of the U.S. Forest So,wise here, said. One of the fires was discovered Sunday night and the other Monday nmrning, he said. Both were brought under control. The State Department of Natural Resources said that the lightning did not start any fires in its pro- tection area. Mason County Fair To Open Aug. 23 NEW FAIR SIGN--This sign at the entrance of the new Mason county Fair Grounds was installed along Highway 101 this week to guide fair goers when they head for the fair Aug. 23-25. Fair Manager Clive Troy looks over the sign, hammer in hand, to see if it is up solidly. The sign, and the entrance to the new grounds is on Highway 101 between tie city limits and the air- port. Final preparations for the Ma- son County FAir Aug. 23-25 at the new fair grounds at the Shelton Airport are in full swing this week. Fair Manager Clive Troy said the new fairg rounds buildings are n@rly compl etc. idc L,'cal.4rViCe has been installed and inside work City Police Court Conviction Appealed Gordon Steehler. Shelton this week appealed to the Mason Coun- ty Superior Court a conviction in Shelton Police Conrt Police Conrt Judge R.olla Hal- bert found Steehler guilty Aug. 5 of driving while his license was expired and sentenced him to 10 days in jail. SteehleFs appeal was filed with the Court Clerk. Glenn Correa. Shelton attorney, is representmg Stcehler. Little League Sets All.Star Contest Baseball fans are invited to the A Twilight Littlc League all-star game scheduled for Loop Field Friday night Outstanding players from the five-team league will compete in a sevcn inning contest beginning at b pro. There is no admission charge, but the hat will be pasged during the gmue in hopes that the league may secure funds for next season. Forest Service Is Building 3 Homes Constmction has started on 3 new houses for the U. S. Forest Service Ranger Station at Hoods- port. The Ranger Station office said that Howard Peck. Seattle. was contractor for the houses and thai: work had been started last week. They should be completed the end of November or the first part c,f December, The three new houses will be in addition to two which the Ranger Station has at present. Building permits issued to Peck by the county this week lis the cost of the houses at $16,557, $16,- 781 and $17,572. on the buildings is being complet- ed. COUNTY EQUIPMENT was busy this week improving the r0ad from Highway 101 to the air grounds. Programs have been plag,nqd J:O, lL each of tlie thred h'S in,addt]oh to the display and judinff:bf the 4-H exhibits. Schedule, d on the program for Friday Aug. 23 are the pnesenta.- tion of the flag by local veterans organizations a 7:30 p.m.; a sal- mon barbeque, with Mrs. Georgia Miller barbequing the salmon, from 6-8 p.m. and a square dance de- monstration, limbo contest and old fashioned nmsic starting at 7:45 p.m. THE AUG. 24 program will start off with a calf riding contest at I p.m.; a horse show and calf auction at 2 p.m. and a specialty act. 4-H dress rewm and style show and music for the evening program starting at 7:45 p.m. The Shelton Valley Grange will be serving a beef barbeque from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The Sunday Aug. 25 program will include a pig" scramble at 1 p.m and a motorcycle scramble. a nail driving contest, games for the kids and a bicycle obstacle race. starting at 2 p.m. The fair will close Sunday even- ing. City Talks About Sewer Project The Shelton City Commission approved resolution setting up a special fund for the sewer replace- ment project for wlieh the city has been granted $24,009 hy the federal government under the ac- celerated public works program. City Engineer Pat Byrne told the eommissmn that he had been notified by the Housing and Home Finance Agency regional office in Seattle that work would have-to start in November to be within the deadline for starting the pro- ject. The commission at a special meeting last. Friday, accepted the bid of the Shelton Agent's Asso- ciation for liability insurance. Their bid. $1.645.81, was low at two received last week. Simpson Timber Company was officially notified this week by two woodworking unions that the Simpson contract proposal has b'e,' ratified by local unions m the largest affirmative vote ever polled. Votes cast by Simpson em- ployees in three states were tabu- lated last week in Portland by the International W o o dworkers of America and the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union. IN EVERY LOCAL the contract was ratified by lopsided majori- ties. In McCleary, tor example, the vote was 226 to 4 in favor of the proposal. The unions have terms0 the Simpson settlement a 33/ cent package over three years. Officials of WA Local 3-38 here said they had been notified by their regional office that the contract had been approved by a very substantial majority, but, that they had not been informed what the exact vote coun for the local here was. Officials of Local 317. which represents employees at Simpson's Olympic Plywood Plant here said their members had voted in fa- vor of the contract by a majority of 61 vtes. "We arep leased, for the sake of Simpson, our employees ann Shelton Working Circle cormnum- ties, that this year's negotiations have been resolved peaceably," said H. O. Puhn. director of tim- berlands development, S h e lion. "The Simpson settlement ts a full three year closure o all contrae items." R. C. BREWER, division comp- troller, and his staf, with the as- sistance of the industrial rela- tions department, are computing ?,he new wage rates for each enl- ployee and processing the retro- active pay due employees as rapid- ly as possible. Nearly all Simps(m hourly employees will soon re- ceive a larger than usual paycheck due to the 10 cents across the board increase that is retroactive to June 1, ]963.. Contract taRs with the Int.r* nati0nal Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. representing S helt0n Joint Power employees, are sehea- uled Lo open the week of Aug. 26. Mary M. Knight &boo/To Open August 2.8 Mary M. Knight seh(ml opens Aug. 28 with a full days program pla,nned. All new students will register on this day and parents need not accompany children. School buses will travel the same rou'.es at approximately the same times. All children entering the first glade nnlst be at least 6 years o1 age by Oct. 15, 1963. Hot lunch will be served open- ing day with the prices the same as last year. Graces i-6, 20; grades 9-12, 25; teachers, 30; and individual milk. 4. The school directors wish to an- nounce the following faculty mem- bers will be on duty. Gene French, superintendent; Kent Carter, high School cience and coach; Willard Sweeney, high school shop and mathematics; Frank Nolan, higl school English and commercial; Elizabeth Bennett. 7th and 8tt grade and hmne economics: Beryls Faubert. 5th and 6th grades; I-Ill - da Clift, 3rd and 4th gl-ades; Oc- tax ia Kitlou,h, 1st and 2nd gTades: Blanche Hummell, LibrAry and re- medial reading; Clifton Coulter, music and band. SCItOOL BUS' DRIVERS School bus drivers in the county whose certificates expired July 1 were reminded this week by Cdun- ty Supt. of Schools J, W. Good- paster that the time for renewal is getting short. He urged the dri- vers to get their physical exami- nations and to get the applications in to the county superintendent's office so they can be processed. h extrolled the Hood ] a suit by d Inc. of Grays heard the him 1960. by Mason Was start- Hood Ca- rats- cent by a Burnett of the a'ged that were ar- confiscatory y " t Supreme Court Rules Agatns Overtaxed inc. In Suit Judge Frank Hale, said that there was no evidence that Burnett .did not use all means possible to con- scientiously strive to reach a true market value in seLLing the assess- ment on the property. The opinion said "constmmtive fraud, then as it applies to the assessment or real estate, has, as its principal ingredient, the gss- ly excesmve over-valuation of the property, i. e., a, fictitious vahm far higher than its true market value. A sudden and abmpt in- crease in real-estate assessments. without more. is as consistent with preceding under-valuation, as it is with the idea of a current exces- sive vahlation. In either evenL, the true yardstick is market value as of the assessment day. "And it is here that the plaiu- tiffs' case falls, for there is vir- tually no evidence that the asses- sor did not conscientiously strive to reach market value. Consider hi employment or detailed mape, the constant studies of current sales, his comparison of one tract with another his physical inspec- tion of each parccl, his anMysis .of all of those factors of the tcrram and topography which affec mar- ket value and the application of his experience and training coup- ied with his knowledge of the re- cent history of real-estate valueS, and we see that he fully met tle requirements of his job. 'We woulO be hard put to suggcst additional methods. DUBING TtIE superior court trial, 37 property oers testified to the amount "their assessmeuts and sought Lo show many dispar- ities in the county's assessments for 1958, 1959 ad 1960. Their evidence submitted to support Lhc plaintiffs' case had to do with the sentimental vlues of their proper- t Jes. Many witnesses testified that thcy h.ad acquired the land on Hood Ca- table in dollars when related to the nal ycars before, looking ahead to idea of their place as A home for the time of their retiremcnt or to their children and haven for their their children's futurc. The p,<)per- grandchildren. They pointed out ty to them had values not measu- that no value in dollars and cents Judges Take Notke Of Beauty Of Hood Cana/ The scenic beauty of tle Hood Canal area often bring faVorable conlnlent, and htst week, reached a new height, When it was recog- nized by the State Supreme Court in a ruling in the sui of Mason County Overtaxed htc. against the county assessor and others. Judge Frank Hale. writing the testinmny showed that the over- opinion, lead all assessed valuation in tle coun- description off with a flowery "" d -- of the* hennti. ........... nf the ty increased only 10 per cent and tioo t:anal scenery that farm lands and timberlano'ms have increased only 100 per cent. He. sttid, ,,tbere are few things I of which the 6ourts can take ju- ra the suprerne court opimon,]dicia 1 noLlce, but, of oae w are Judg Hale atd, "htuc of *ta certain--tlc beauty and charm ot lwntish, Lilliwanp, ttamma Hmt- the Hood Canal Country of Mason County. It is a place set apart by a shining inland sea that sweeps southward ':t the feet of the snow- mantled Olympics. then curves to th _ north through towering hihs of fir. hemlock, spruce and cedar. to be mct by lush carpets of salal. huekclberry fern, aider, rhododen- dron and the luxuriant wild slrub- ma. Duckabush attd Dosewallips lhat enter it. Marked by breaa I and friendly beaches, f!niqed to I thc east by their rugged peaks at l the Cascades and the vedanL San I J,mn Islands to the north, it :s I truly a land of charm and beauty. [ We take no risk in pronouncing it] a place of encilaD2**litt. [ "Came one day into this verdent [ bery of the country. A wide reocl, place, LIe assessor m Mason Coun.- of water, dappled with quiet eaves ty in 195S, and, struck by the won- and iulets, it is ever-changed and [der of it all, he did what any as- changing by the swift-flowing [ sessor would rio, 13e prornptIy rats- pcaccul, somct2mes uz, bulcat Sko- tcd Ltm ax Lu this wmderlnL" could be placed on their labors in building bulkheads, cutting trees. filling in and leveling irregular Areas. shaping, contour}rig and clearing the land Lo make it habi- table. They were indignant that so much lbor and expenditure of money bc rewarded by a great bike in their taxes -- a hike ap- parently not. ,nared hy large sec- tions o: Mason County. "St,rangely enough, p'iaintiffs had little or no lumwledge of the amounts actually paid for water- front px)perty on Hood Canal in ,ecent years, as they to(k,, little or Lm note of S,lCh transactions. They wer. not intere.sted in ctn're.'(l. market vahms for they had littlc inte;'cst in selling and would he mlwilling to discuss prices if over- tut-es -vere nlade: nor \\;vere any qualified, disinterested appraise. produced to give opinion as to the actual market value of their land. Unwilling to put a market price o Llmir own i)rOl)erLica, they reaL- ed their case largely on the tre- mendous increases in assessments, the nt!n0r or moderate increases elsewhere and their conclusions that the assessor had been arbi- trary and capriciously motivated. They showed the ,mfairness of it all by pointing to one sale for $14,060 that actually took place fter being appraised by the as- sessor at $26,500." IN IIIS TESTIMONY, Burnctt had explained how the assessments were arrived at and, the factors taken into consideration in making them. He said the re-assessment of ttte Itood CanAl waterfront property was a part of thc program of rcas- sessment of all property in the county which was ordered for all counties in the stale by tile 1955 session of the State Legislature. He said that the re-assessment of property in the county had ac- tually started in 1953 and had beex COZlLinuhzg procc.