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August 19, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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August 19, 1971

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MR. DAVID PRICE stands in his corn which dominates one side of his vegetable garden. The corn in which he is standing was planted the third week in June. The "dwarf" corn behind him which was supposed to grow to five feet is eight feet tall. David Price When l)avld Price came to Shelton trom (anada m March of 1923, he paid $2.75 for a job with Simpson as a handy rigging man. After working lor Simpson 39 years, he retired live years ago, bul he is still kept very busy as a handy man, ttis garden with beans 12 feet high and eight-foot "dwarf" corn is behind his house which he and his wife Bernice built themselves. No less than 15 vegetables grow in the garden beside Goldsborough (?reek at 417 Second Street. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mr. Price came to Shelton at the age of 22. tle rode a Sol Simpson sternwheeler from Tacoma to Shelton. ttis job here in those days called for doing Grows and has lived with his wife Bernice for 33 years. They lived at Simpson's Camp 5 until they moved to Shelton in 1945. At the camp, David worked in the shop repairing caterpillars, overhauling locomotives and building donkey sleds. ltis other jobs in his later years with the company were working on the boom, running the diesel crane and hook tender. Thirteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Price built their present home on Second Street with their own hands. David was working all day at the same time of the construction and the project took two years. This grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of two has also Supervegetabl and they have also been to Hawaii and Canada. Mr. Price has some rentals that subsidize his social security, and he also works on plumbing or in his shop, making things like cabinets. In his garden he has carrots, sweet corn, beets. tomatoes and potatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, rhubarb chard, peas, head lettuce, squash and beans. He has two kinds of potatoes, squash and beans. Each year, he puts all the vegetation back into the ground and makes compost. After the growing season he roto-tills his garden and then plants fall rye and crimsontop clover, which keepthe weeds from growing. In the spring, he has a large ea al er Pam E. Walker became the bride of Peter Leon Scott in a double ring ceremony in Faith Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Walker, Sr. and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Scott. All are of Shelton. Dressed in a floor-length gown of white lace over satin with sequins and pearls around the neckline, long train and long gathered sleeves and a shoulder-length veil, the bride was given away by her father. She carried a bouquet of white daisies with rose buds, baby's breath and white ribbons. At the alter where Pastor Ken Robinson officiated was a centerpiece of pink gladiolas with white daisies and carnations. Two candles were lit. Family pews were decorated with lavender bows. Seating the 185 guests were James A. Walker, Jr., Louis Dean and Skip Peterson. Matron of honor Mrs. Debbie Maier had pink flocked flowers in her lavender peasant dress. She carried a bouquet of daisies and baby's breath with pink ribbon. Bridesmaids Holly Dean and Cheryl Below, the groom's sisters, and Melody Walker, the bride's sister, had identical dresses and bouquets except for lavender ribbons in their bouquets. Mr . Don Cox was the best man. Mrs. Carl Johnson was the musician and Cherri Watson the singer. The bride's mother wore a blue dress with lace sleeves and a white daisy corsage. Mr. Scott's mother had a pink, long-sleeved dress with a pink daisy corsage. Lavender ribbons for the tables and pink streamers decorated the Shelton Moose Lodge, where the reception was held after the wedding. Cutting the four-layered cake decorated with pink roses was Timmy Tembruell. Mrs. Jerry Himlie served punch and Mrs. Alberta Nagel poured coffee. The cake was made by Mrs. R. E. Tembruell. Mrs. Rose Laugen was in charge of the gift table and Jimmie Vercher handled the guest book. The bride is employed at Seattle-First National Bank and graduated from Shelton High School in 1971. Her husband was an honor roll student at Olympic College last year and is currently employed at Safeway. He graduated from Shelton in 1970. The couple plans to live in Shelton. The two honeymooned on the Oregon coast in Seaside. almost anything around the been all over the world In June roto-tiller operator chew up the $1~ng. He would set chokers, he went~*o Mexico ~1~ *{4~ ~nove donkeys,~ad'~jmtiM".!R~,~-,~a i~"~: ~1~% r~ s"~ r ~'.-ie'~ hiSteachesWife coVerrich soilCrPin beforethe gardenPlanting'is aboutHis ~ "~o" Or blow whistle for ,~.I~5 a day, Spanish in Kerit. "flinty were in two feet deep. >~ a ........ good wages at lha! time. fhs ~amp Mexico for two weeks and Mrs. foremen then was Bob .qlcvcnson, father ol a ollc-thne lllayor of Shelton. in 1924 he married and had three children before his wife died in 1930. He remarried in 1938 Price's sister was the interpreter. On the day before his seventieth birthday, Mr. Price climbed the Pyramid of the Sun. Last year the couple visited Ireland, Scotland and England DAVID PRICE could almost write his own fairytale about his beanstalks. He is growing two kinds of beans and most of them are about 12 feet tall. Fraternal Captains and Officers Meeting I UST 30 8 p.m., Timber Bowl II "1 usually plant the last week in May. That's when 1 have the most luck." he said. But this year, Mr. Price planted the second week in May because he was going on his Mexican trip in June. He uses about 100 pounds of 5-10-10 fertilizer, but that is the extent of his artificial help. He doesn't use pesticides. "1 figure if I can't grow enough for me and the bugs both, l'm going to quit." He does something else quite interesting at five or six o'clock in the morning. "I go out and talk to the plants. Oh, you've got to talk to your plants to make them grow." Apparently it has worked. All his vegetables are doing well. Mr. Price said that it isn't much work to have a garden, but it's the little things that you do that make it successful. A few minutes a day keep his garden in shape. Mrs. Price starts the lettuce and green peppers earlier than David plants the rest of his vegetables. What she has amounts to something less than a greenhouse, but the special lamps in the shed get the peppers and lettuce started. Last year he sold about 400 pounds of beans and 100 pounds of cucumbers, but he gives most of the vegetables away. His wife freezes some of them. He has had gardens as far back as he can remember, even in the woods when he was working for Simpson back in 1925. "Everybody always says you don't have anything to do when you retire," said Mr. Price. Then he smiled. He has plenty to do. Growing up in the first half of the century, he learned to be the jack-of-all-trades he is. "When somebody asked me once where I learned to do all the things 1 do, I said, 'Out of necessity.' " Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leon Scott Hibiscus Flowers 1;, Eic ht Inch, You know the picture in the travel advertisements of the girl on an island in the South Seas - the one in which she wears a hibiscus bloom behind her ear? Well, you can grow a hibiscus too, a hardy hybrid that will withstand Northern winters, but you won't be able to wear a blossom behind your ear - they're all too, too big. Eight inches or more! These huge blooms appear in white, pink, rose, carmine, crimson and deep red, many with a contrasting red eye, on 4 to 5 foot tall plants that you can grow from seeds. If you start these indoors in January or February and tend them for a month until seeds sprout, then move the plants outdoors in May, plants will surely flower this year. Sown outdoors, as soon as soil can be worked, they'll probably do the same but, since plants are perennials, if a plant or 2 fails to flower, you know they'll perform next year. To shorten the time from planting to sprouting of seeds to a week or 10 days, soak seeds for 15 minutes in a concentrated solution of sulphuric acid, thoroughly wash with water and Your On the Right Course When you set sail for the And Our Famous Stop in and enjoy your favorite beverage along with the featured dish of the "What's Cookin' " column from the Journal. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hoodsport then plant them. This treatment breaks the natural dormant or resting period of the seed, so it sprouts faster. Because hibiscus plants have long tap roots, move seedlings while young to wherever they are to remain. Flowering in late summer, they can be used to give late season color among evergreens or spring-blooming shrubs. They also are suitable for use in the back of a border with lower annuals or perennials in front. When you see these massive flowers in your garden you will agree with the judges of the All-America Selections trials who have awarded this ~)ariety, named Southern Belle, a silver medal. By Patsy Miltenberger liege One of many observations Patsy Miltenberger made in her first year of college was that the students are friendly and fairly easy with which to get acquainted. "Kids in high school look at you for what you do; those in college look at you for what you are," she said. Patsy, the 19-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miltenberger of Shelton, is planning on a four-year education at Western Washington State College in Bellingham. She will resume studies this fall as a sophomore. Patsy has strong feelings about the general studies that all students are forced to take in their first two years of college. She would like it more if they got rid of the general studies and let students go right into their major. The practice of general requirements, which make it boring in high school, is continued in college. "What makes many kids decide they don't like college are the general requirements," she stated. Living with 90 other people in a dormitory, one learns a lot in a hurry. "Living in a dorm gts' yoU acquainted with all kinds of people," said she. "You find out quickly what kinds you can live with and what kinds you can live without." She added there aren't many restrictions on dorm life. "There's no one around to say that you shouldn't do something - you find" out for yourself." Many college students complain about the food. Patsy agreed that it was hard to get used to because it was mainly starch. She plans to be a kindergarten teacher or work with retarded children. She Io ~.~ children. One problem when she completes school will be to get a job. There are thousands of qualified teachers out of work this year in the state. Patsy discussed some of the po lig other problems that arise. "There is no privacy in the dorms." She goes to school with 10,000 other students and lives with 90 girls. "Nobody wants to study at the same time you do, so if you are ambitious you walk to the library. It's hard to adjust when you have a roommate you can't get along with, too. That's just another problem besides all the others you have," she said. "Your grades hurt when you start having fun. You get so up tight that you have to unwind and you do less studying." Then she told about the water fights and the mattresses thrown out windows and other ways of letting off steam. Although she was in a lot of extracurricular activities in high school, Patsy was not in any at Western. She didn't have enough time. What time she had free, she liked to walk and talk and ride a bicycle. Classes are smaller at Western than at a big university. "You get more out of the classes. You also see more people over and over again, so you are more apt to meet them than at a bigger school. The people in your department are more helpful, because they can spend more time with each student," she concluded. Patsy has a brother, Scott, who is a senior in high school, and two older brothers, Gary and David, who are in college. The family lives in Shelton Valley. I found out What it's like to A male editor Of Society This week the position been very heard manY and there place. The when they floor, There to my taking pickets outsid~ warnings fr0tn Pollution Board been very quiet. When you the we somebody In: sounds more flower; I'd n before. Monday cut because days of mY tell I was a There was rn~ wore a they thou#at with glasses. When 1 with this family odt thought pup and le me the truth. 1 was would usual contains However, I' make a to have of thing, an~ the dog on ha'. Golde.n Clu b Fi i The G Shelton of Herb WednesdaY' picnic was At the meeting, 66 were were and music enjoyed. WE A hands, the and lower jaWS. When watering the lawn, wet the soil deep enough that the surface water applied establishes contact with the moist soil below. Deep rooting will be encouraged and development of thatch and surface roots will be discouraged. Smaller amounts of water are required to establish contact in sandy soil, which water penetrates quickly, but more frequent watering is needed as the water loss is more rapid. Draw Draperies on a Decorative Rod over Draw Curtains... May be used on many types of windows. See us today for com- plete information for your home. 129 RAILROAD, Shelton ~SS nderM YOUN IIIHOK FA6HIONc: t~ t~d9 tie ,j The miler with the built-in smile, g , with a flexible rolled.edge solo ''',., it WeV l you to step out and go places, t~ ~ $11 ,'::: verve, with zing . . . with any 1 _. al~ or skirt thing you choose. Page 8 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, August 19, 1971