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"~" o~t O~ ",~gnCh~, J.mzt ~tunoG~ s~eoqpooas Augm au.~ ~'~v o~ o~u!s s~q'~!U os~lo Xq poaoAoa, zfsleM ~uno~lW 773~0~0~7 .~g There are lots o[ possibili+ties that come to mind as one explores diane Robinson's suggestion to beautify Belfair made to the local Chamber of Commerce last week. There are some who might groan and say "Let's not get any more people coming into the area," but, let's face it, we already have hordes of tourists driving through in the summer months, and unless they start coming in piggy-back, not too many more cars can move along the highways on these hot weekends. For the most part most of these tourists drive right through town, spending their vacation money somewhere else. Since Belfairites have to put up with all the noise and traffic congestion inflicted by this mass invasion of our vacationland, why not share in some of the profits, too? As it is now, those tourists who do stop usually drive up in front of one store to pick up something special they want, hot dogs and marshmallows to roast over the evening bonfire, a glass of beer to quench their thirst or a fishing license to try their luck at providing trout for breakfast. Then they get back in their cars and head for one of the State parks. If, as they get ready to re-enter their cars, something interesting just down the block catches their eye, they may saunter down to take a closer look and find themselves stopping in the local stores to look at other interesting displays and a few of them are going to notice some item for sale that they've been meaning to buy for ages, or that would make a dandy souvenier of their trip or something that would keep the kids occupied on the long drive ahead. Will all the merchants go for the idea? There weren't enough at last week's picnic to get an idea of THEIR reaction, but it would seem that any idea that would stimulate business would be enthusiastically received by those who would benefit the most. It would take the complete co-operation of all to give Belfair a unified attractive appearance. Mr. Hughes of the Trust department of People's Nat'l. Bank in Seattle who handles the Sam Theler estate from which the Belfair Tavern, the Huckleberry Herald and Two Rare Birds rent, says he will go along with the "all one color of paint" idea. "Maybe they'll choose gray and white?" he asked hopefully, thinking of the new coats of paint they applied to our buildings last summer. How about the rest of you? Why not come to next month's Chamber of Commerce meeting and express YOUR ideas? For those who can't attend the meeting, whether it be a local merchant, a retired pensioner living in the area or a camper from California staying at one of the parks, if you have a neat idea to turn Belfair into an attractive tourist attraction, why not write it down and drop it off at the office of the group's president, Bill Griffith. (The real estate office next to Belfair Cafe.) These ideas can be read at the next meeting and may be included in any plans formulated to beautify Belfair. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A section of the Shelton-Mason County Journal serving as the voice of Belfair, Allyn, Grapeview, Tahuya, Mason Lake, South Shore and North Shore. Post Office Box 587, Belfair, Washington 98528 Telephone CR 5-6680 LOU DONNELL ........................... : .Editor BARBARA NELSON .......... Advertising Representative Published by Shelton Publishing, Inc., Post Office Box 430, Shelton, Washington 98584; telephone 426-4412. Subscription: $5.00 per year in Mason County; $6.00 per year elsewhere. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ H Shop Belfair And Save GR&SS SEED Lb. MANURE ,0 -bs. 95 Painting? See our selection board for just the right colors. Complete line of plumbing supplies. Bank Americard and Master Charge Welcome. /~ter iour years as Camp Ranger at Mt. Rainier's Boy Scout Camp, Camp Hahobas, Forrest Carvey and wife, Veda, have decided to do some travelling. Last Sunday was their last day. They will spend some time in Tacoma where they are going to purchase a trailer and then "hit the road"! ! Their first year at the camp found them isolated for a couple of months due to heavy snow, and it was necessary for men from the Council in Tacoma to "snow shoe" provisions into them by sled. Since then however, radio telephone communications were set up so chances of this happening again is quite remote. Successor as Camp Ranger is Mr. C. Coe of Tacoma - he and his wife should be settled in their new surroundings by now, and we welcome them to beautiful Tahuya Peninsula. Speaking of Camp Hahobas, the Boy Scouts were "Johnny on the spot"when a smoldering fire (believed caused by lightning in the area three days earlier) erupted into flames between the camp and Cady Lake. The boys have been taught well - they not only know how to build a fire but how to put one out - they are to be commended for a job "well done" so that little was left to be done by the time the Department of Natural Resources men arrived. Although the area involved is out of the jurisdiction of the Tahuya Fire Department they also responded due to a friendly working agreement with the two departments, but acted as stand-by only due to the alertness of the boy scouts - thank you!!! Mrs. Jessie Hahn and daughters Cheryl, Donna and Lori have been visiting her mother and father, the Jesse Whitmans up the Tahuya River. Husband and father, Don, arrived this week from their home in Covina, California and after a few more days of visiting their many relatives in the area they will all make the motor trip home together. Ted Blair has decided not to file again for the school board position he has held for several years - School Director of District 1. The position will be on this November's ballot, and is for a 4-year term. Filing for the seat will be open at the Mason County auditor's offices from Sept. 3 to Sept. 17. Since this is a non-paid position there is no filing fee involved. Filing is by area within the school district, so candidates should determine if they live within the area for which this position is available. In this case it is estimated the line is from the Elfandahl Pass Road due North, then West covering the Tahuya Peninsula. School Superintendent Norm Sanders has a map in his office showing the area involved for Ted's position - also the necessary filing forms for any interested parties. Construction on the first portion of the 11 mile alternate route for the North Shore Road may begin next year. The project proposal has been designated as an alternate Federal Aid route by the Federal Highway Administration of the U. S, Bureau of Public Roads. The new road is much needed, and will be well received due to "-'v--------- ------ - ----- -------" -----------'- ----- For Delivery Seattle Times Phone CR 5-2402 Ervin Furchert heavy congestion o the North Shore Road during the busy summer months. A week of visiting ended in sorrow last week when Jeff Hands, 70, died of a heart attack about half an hour before he and his wife were to continue on up the Canal to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Hands of Ozite, Arizona had been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Healy. Mr. Hands and Tom had been friends for about fifty years, having attended the same college where they played football together. Cremation was in Shelton, followed by funeral services in Seattle. It is my understanding it is against the law NOT to stop after hitting and injuring or killing a dog on the road!! Three witnesses to the killing of Pat Rosentagle's dog on August Page 2 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - August 19, 1971 llth claim the pick-up camper rig was not only speeding, but was across the center line when the dog was hit - and killed. People like you probably sleep well at night because you have no conscience. Pat will spend many sleepless nights and lonely days because of your negligence and lack of compassion - for shame ! ! ! Although Orphy has changed her habits somewhat, she's still around - she played a game of "tug of war" over some clams with Barbara Benson at Sandy's Resort one night last week. They both won - Orphy got the clams and Barbara (among others) an evening of entertainment!!! (Editor's Note: for the information of new readers, Orphy is a mischievous racoon "adopted" by the Cates.) Local positions to be on ballot Have you ever wanted to be a commissioner? The pay is low; in fact, it's non-existent, and sometimes irate citizens appear before the Board to complain about their actions, but spending the taxpayer's money wisely to keep the local districts in operation is a necessary job for a community-minded citizen. There will be many local district offices up for election on the November ballot and persons interested in running for them must file in the County Auditor's office in Shelton between September 3 and 17 to be a contender. There is no filing charge for non-paying positions. There will be positions available in all four of the local fire districts. In District 2 (Belfair) the 6-yr. term held by Paul Sharp will be up for election; in Fire District 3 (Grapeview) there will be two positions open, a 4-yr. unexpired term held by Ed Bartolat and a 6-yr. term being held by William Spooner. Lou Donnell's 6-yr. term as commissioner in Fire District 5 ( A lly n- Vic t o r-M'as on-B enson Lakes - Lake Limerick) will be open and in Fire District 8 (Tahuya) the 6-yr. term of Jess Cates is expiring. There will be two positions up for vote for the Allyn Port District, the 4-yr. unexpired term for the Allyn area now held by Harold Hillman and the 6-yr. term for the North and South Shore commissioner now filled by Roy Mitchell. The 6-yr. term held by Harry Bruemmer on the DeWatto Port District Board will be on the ballot. In the Grapeview Port District the position held by Ted Rauschert, a 6-yr. term, will expire. All three commissioner posts in the Belfair Cemetery district will be open on the November ballot. Bill DeMiero, Alice Pope and Homer Stewart are now serving on the Board. All will be 6-yr. terms. The Belfair Water district, which neglected to have anyone file last time around, will have two positions up for election this November; that held by Milton Byerly, a 6-yr. term, and a 4-yr. unexpired term which is vacant at present. Maybe you'd rather be on the School Board? If you live in the Grapeview School district, you can take your pick and file for either of the two positions now held by Don Pogreba or Philip Hardie. Both are 4-yr. terms. Three positions will be open in the North Mason School district and where you live must determine which position you seek. Positions held by Ted Blair, the Rev. Wendall Harder and Kenneth Leatherman, all 4-yr. terms, will be on the ballot. A map showing dividing lines between districts within the North Mason School district is available in the School superintendent's office for those who wish to know if they live in an area for which a commissioner's post is open. If you've always felt that you could do a "better job of running things around here," here's your chance to find out. May the best man win! August 8th thru 'nd BOATS & MOTORI Bank Terms Belfair CR 5-2297 Clearing Earth Moving Road Building GRAVEL--SAND--ROCK FREE ESTIMATES Days CR 5-2837 LOCAL CONTRACTOR Eve CR 5-2152 CR 5-2235 Louise F.waxt is away ixa went. She breaks bones so easy it didn't take much to snap the big bone in her leg. She's had so many breaks, her crutches are always handy. Ellen and Bill Hughes of Mason Lake and their daughter, Mrs. Kukas of Seattle, returned August 4th from a three weeks tour of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. There were 31 people in their group, which was sponsored by the KVI Radio Station. Mr. and Mrs. Roall Erickson of Tacoma were their guides. They flew nonstop from SeaTac Airport to Bergen, Norway then up the Norway coastline by steamer for six nights and 5 days. There was lots of beautiful scenery thru the fiord's and what a beautiful sight to see the midnight sun at North Cape, as the sun never sets. A North Cape they went ashore to visit a Lapland Village and their herd of reindeer. They went by motor coach to the Russian border. Ellen said "it sure gave us an eerie feeling, as Ahere was a fence between the two borders". Then they proceeded by plane, bus and train to Oslo, Norway. They spent three days each in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. In each city they took bus tours, and boat tours to old castles, King's palaces, museums and Tivoli Gardens. There was beautiful scenery throughout the Scandinavian countries. It was a busy three weeks and they were very tired and really glad to be back in the good old U.S.A. Three cars plus boat tangle Trooper Giddings of the WSP had his hands full last Thursday when he was called to the scene of a 3-car accident, one of the cars pulling a boat, on Highway 3 about 9.5 miles north of Shelton. The accident occured when a '64 Ford, driven by Brian Griffey, 18, of Belfair overtook from the rear two other cars headed north, one pulling an 18' boat on a trailer. According to the troopers Moore's but are sad that they won't be moving out to the Lake permantly for quite some time. The Marina will still be open during the summer season though. Jean Moore's sister, Joan Lambert, and her two boys, Bob 1 3, and Mark, 10 from Kennewick stayed a week with her. The boys are Jr. Olympic swimmers, with lots of medals to their credit but had never swum in a lake before. It didn't take them long to love it. They both learned to water-ski, too. Bob stayed on an extra week to master the one-Ski bit. They enjoyed every minute of it, even helped out at the store. A new family has moved permanently to the Little Hoquiam area on the Lake. The Gilbert Parker family. Mr. Parker has been staying out off and on for a couple of years but his wife has been staying at the Harbor until their son was graduated from high school this year. Lola Nelson had a hair-raising experience a couple of weeks ago. She had been following a young boy on a motor bike for several miles and when she decided to pass, he decided to make a U-turn, without benefit of a signal. As a result, Lola hit him... The boy was checked over at the hospital, but he was not hurt badly. Loin was certainly shook-up though, as anyone would be. People seem to think they are the only ones on the roads out here. Kim Kimmel was stopped at the stop sign on 1st and Railroad in Shelton the other day when when a Graystone truck driver put it in reverse and backed into her car. Really gave her a jolt and caved in the front of her car. Country roads are no exception. Mary and Jean Smith spent 10 days in California recently. They visited relatives in the Bay area and took in the sights at Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and Marineland of the Pacific. The weather was hot and the temperature of the pool where they stayed was 80 degrees. A little warmer than the lake. Donnie Cronk is on crutches again... She and Gladys Lloyd were picking black berries and she stepped on a rock and down she California on geoauck bxtsiness so it was left up to me to write about the Grapeview news. What news?? I did not have one call; no news, no announcements, no nothing. So instead of writing about Grapeview, I am going to write about six countries of Europe which I visited this summer. On July first I left Vancouver, B.C. with the Canadian Youth Hostel Tour. We arrived in London, after missing a night's sleep because of the time change. Most of the tour went to sleep but there was a few of us who decided we would look around. We ended up spending the afternoon in Madame Tussauds, a famous wax museum of London. The next day we had a sightseeing tour down Kings Road Chelsea and visited the Tate Gallery and the House of Parliament. That evening after dinner some of us went to Hyde Park to Speaker's Corner. This is where anyone who wants to say something can. I really enjoyed myself. We had a sightseeing tour of the West End and then took a Thames Cruise. We left London and took a ferry to Holland, where we stayed in Amsterdam. We had a sightseeing tour of Amsterdam and visited the Ritz Museum and a diamond factory. At the factory we tried on rings, some of which cost thousands of dollars. Some of the girls ended up buying small diamond rings. From Amsterdam we went to France. Here we stayed in Cannes on the French Riviera which was really beautiful. We had a sightseeing tour of the Riviera which included a visit to Monaco and Monte Carlo. We left France by train. Arrived in Pisa, Italy where we stayed in a hotel across from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The following morning we had a short sightseeing tour of Pisa visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the church next to it. That afternoon we left for Rome. We had a general sightseeing tour the next day of the town, saw the Coliseum and visited the Catacombs. The food in Rome was fantastic. I think I gained five pounds in the few days I was there The next day we visited St. Peters Cathedral and the Visigoths Lots of meetings next week, so I'll get to them first. The Women's Auxiliary will meet the 24th of August at the Fire Hall, and the same day the 4-H girls, aptly named the Sewin' Sos, meet at Pattie Pettitts. Last, but not least, the big Salmon Bake at the MBC Club, Saturday, August 21st. It starts at 1 p.m. and the salmon will be baked on a grill over hot coals 9utside, The man with the "know-how" is Jack O'Hara (an Irish-Indian, he says). He has been helping with the seafair salmon bake at Lake City for several years. There will be V2 lb. of fish per person and all this plus coleslaw and scalloped potatoes. After you've filled up on salmon, you can dance it away from 9 p.m. titl 2 a.m. with L, Z. DeSpain's unbeatable music. DON'T MISS IT! A Tupperware party was given by Maxine Gunnarson a week or so ago. The women played games, ate cheese cake, visited and spent lots of money, all to profit the MBC Club. Forty dollars in cash was earned from the $215 spent by the women and several of the husbands played poker in the back room and contributed another $13. All in all it was a fun night. Maxine says there will be another one in the fall for all those who missed this one, so watch for the date. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lloyd's daughter was involved in a very serious auto accident 2% miles north of Mt. Vernon a couple of weeks ago. She has 18 broken ribs, a punctured lung, and severe burns. She is on a breathing machine now at the Skagit Valley Hospital, but as soon as she is off from that they will move her to a Seattle Hospital for skin grafts. She will be convalescing for a very long time. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shores spent a few days vacationing at Paradise. They certainly picked some hot weather. John Moore is open to congratulations on his appointment as manager of the new Fred Meyer Drug Center at the Yard Birds Shopping center in Centratia. We are very glad for the thm~ =a~j Mo~ ot mo~fte c~ ma~e it. ~/ou teak~y c~ot get the fuX\ mxage ot Pompei unless you're there with it all around you. Our next stop was in Florence where we had a sightseeing tour, visited many of the churches and also stopped and visited the Statue of David. It was really exciting visiting something you had heard so much about. We were all sad to leave Italy but our sadness dissolved when we looked out the window of our train into Switzerland. It was beautiful. It looked like the land of a fairy, tale story. It was really pretty. We stayed in Lucerne which is a small town by a lake. Here we rested for two days. Our next stay was in Zurich. We had a whole day sight-seeing tour and visited Interlaken and Gundrluald way up in the mountains. It was really breathtaking. We left Switzerland by train into Germany. Germany is different than all the rest of the European codnt~es. I don't know how, it just is. We stayed in Wiesbaden. From here we had a sight-seeing tour of Heidelberg. TJaere we visited the oldest castle of Germany. Our next stop in Germany was Cologne. There we had a sightseeing tour including Cologne Cathedral and the Bayer Plant in Leverkussen. I found the Bayer Plant really interesting. The following day we left Germany and went into Belgium. We had a sightseeing tour of Brussels then went to another small town where we spent the night. The next day we caught the ferry at Ostend Quay to Dover. Then from there, caught a train back to London. On our last day in Europe we visited Windsor castle in the morning. I think I enjoyed visiting that more than anything else, then in the afternoon most of the gifts went shopping. That evening after dinner we went to see the American play "HAIR". New develepment Underground utilities and a sewer system are special features of Rustlewood, a new development on the shores of Pickering Pass ten miles north of Shelton off Highway 3. The ~f~..4~:I~%~i~i'~:.:~'~,.~i~~;~ report the Griffey car struck the Church. That afternoon a few of development contains 166 lots first car ahead of him in the left us went shopping. We left Rome which ~ary in size from 10,000 to Tune-ups Minor Repair Work rear, swerved into the southbound by motor coach going through 20,000 sq. ft. N IIq DIg I= 24 Hr. Wrecker S.rvice= [,mOt,,,] ~ l a n e and back into the Naples to Sorrento. Plans call for surfaced roads, a i~ L,--JI~A~,''1 ~ northbound lane and struck the From Sorrento we took a club house, boat ramp and a large ~ CR 5-2077 boat and trailer being pulled by a whole day sightseeing tour ofboat access. Visitors to the area Pompei, Pompei is much more are welcome. _ .......... it! ~ '66 pick-up driven by George T. ~~---- --- -------------- Andrew, 55, of West Seattle. The - -, ........ BELFAIR MOBIL $100, damage to the boat at ~~~ i.i~.i~i~i!~i~i!~i~!~i!~i~iii~.~i~i!~.:..`:~!:.~.~.::`:~~~}~:~`'~.`.:`:~!~ pick-up damage was estimated at B F REL AI SERVICES $4,000 and Griffey's car was SEPTIC TANKS- DRAIN FIELDS totalled. The middle car, driven by James I. Welch, Jr., 40, of TOP SOIL- SAND- GRAVEL- FILL DIRT NEW SALT WATER development located on delightful Pickering Passage. Will have sewers, underground utilities, launching facilities, also featuring beach access. LOTS with tremendous mountain and sound view. TAKE ADVANTAGE of our pre-completion prices which are approximately 10% under market. Prices range from $3,950 to $14,950. Take Hwy. 3 toward Shelton to Rustlewood. FOR INFORMATION call Julian Stock days 426-6705 or evenings CR 5-2274. PURDY REALTY Wynwood Center -- P.O. Box 410 Gig Harbor -- 857-2121 II I Seattle, was also totalled. It was a '64 Ford sedan. Minor injuries were received by several persons involved in the accident. Welch. complained of pains in his neck and lower back. His father, James I. Welch, Sr., 76, of Kingston, a passenger in the car, suffered a twisted lower back and his mother, Jenny I. Welch, 74, complained of neck pains. Andrew also complained of neck pain and Griffey of a sore leg. SMALL CHANGE About one dollar's worth of nickels were taken from a vase in the Robert Noyes home on Sherwood Creek in Allyn on August 10 by someone who entered via a broken window according to a report from the local Sheriff's office. INSURED -- LICENSED FRANK DeMIERO CR 5-B155 Belfair, Wash. (Formerly Wold's) 4 Miles from Belfair on South Shore Phone CR5-2784 OUR SPECIALTY By The Side Graded Good Steer Front Cut, Wrapped, quick Frozen We Have Cured Ham and Bacon August 19, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald Section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 7