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PAGE 4 SI-IELTON--MASON COUNTY JQURNAU-- Publishel in "Chrisfmastown u.g.A." Shelon, Washington SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, INC., Publishers Founded 1886 by Grant C. Angle Mailing Addre: Box 446, Shelton Phone 426-4412 Published at Shelton, Mason County, Washington, every Thursday. Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Postoffice, Shelton, Washington SUBSCRIPTION RATESm$4,50 per year in Mason County, in advance; Outside Mason County, $5.00 Member of National Editorial Association Member of Washington Newspaper Publishers' Association COPY DEADLINES RURAL CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTICES -- Monday 10 a.m. DISPLAY ADVERTISING Tuesday noon SOCIETY NEWS Tuesday noon PICTURES AND NEWS Tuesday 5 p.m. WANT ADS Wednesday 10 a.m. EDITOR AND PUBLISHER -- William M. Dickie PLANT SUPERINTENDENT -- Jim Shrum OFFICE MANAGER -- Lodema Johnson NEWS EDITOR -- Alan Ford SOCIETY EDITOR -- Marl Waters OFFICE ASSISTANT -- Mary Kent ADVERTISING MANAGER Barbara Nelson PRINTERS -- Russ Stuck, Dave Thacher, Ass Pearson, Jerry Stiller, Charles Schwarz. A WARNING SHOULD BE HEEDED Pioneer district residents should heed the warn- SELECT GROUP--Other members of a very elite "club", representatives of Mason County eating es- tablishments which had already earned the Mason- Thurston Health District's ='Merit Award", gather- ed around Lois Reed and Walt Mille as they ac- cepted the certificates signifying that Lake Cush- man Resort and Millo's Diner (at Potlatch) had qualified for the coveted honor. Dr. John V. Des- haye (left), district health officer, and Harold Amundsen (right), supervising sanitarian, present- ed the certificates. Looking on were Paul Locke (Ming Tree Cafe), A. C. Robinson, district, advisory sanitarian, Jim Wing (Sea Fare), and Dorothy Hil- derman (Heinie's Broiler). These three restaurants, along with The Cottage Care (not represented in the picture) had earned Merit Awards earlier with- in the past year. The awards are earned only when an eating establishment has scored at least 90 of a possible 100 points in three consecutive sur- prise inspections (including a mandatory dishwash- ing test scored at eight points). Beyond meeting all regular public health regulations, the Merit Award requ=res the passing of certain aesthetic standards for neatness of appearance of both prem- ises and personnel, general conduct of personnel and treatment of customers, plus extra sanitation precautions above and beyond the minimum re- quirements. Altogether there are 25 different cate- gories on which Merit Award scoring is based, Mason County has an exceptionally large percen- tage of its eating establishments qualifying for Merit Award certificates, according to Gerhard Ness, semor sanitarian for this district under whose supervision the tests are conducted. ing which the destruction by fire of the Harry Clark home on Spencer Lake sounded very plainly a few days back. It should prove beyond doubt the need for a properly equipped local fire district to protect the community. It is not so much what the fire did, which was tragic enough in its complete destruction of a fine home nicely furnished, as what else it threatened to do in the process. In a wooded, brushy area such as is the general nature of the Pioneer-Agate-Pickering section, the danger of a burning residence spreading fire to the surrounding acreage is great, especially in the dry season. Such a conflagration could quickly get beyond control, spread over wide areas and destroy other homes as well. That is where a near-by, properly equipped, well-trained fire fighting squad could be of great value to the community. It might not save all the burning homes to which it would be called but it could certainly do much to save others which might be endangered by brush and forest ]ires started from them. Pioneer district residents would be wise to hasten with completion of plans already formed, but apparently now hanging in suspension, to create a local fire protection dis- trict. THE FAIR AND ITS :NEW HOME Mason County's annual fair opens its gates tomorrow morning in a brand new environment. Ensconsed for many years in beautiful but off-the- beaten-track Shelton Valley, the fair has moved to more centralized and easier-to-reach surroundings at the Shelton airport. This move had a double-ended purpose--to make the fair more convenient to the public, and conversely, to entice the public to give the fair greater support. That the fair .truly needs greater public support is obvious, realizing the cost of constructing new buildings, preparing the new site, and just the costs of moving in gen- eral. Besides needing stronger public support, the fair de- serves it. This is a worthwhile community project bringing into spotlight the best our own people produce through their own efforts. Handiwork and skills of the younger gener- ation, exemplified through the boys and girls of the 4-H clubs of the county, and the older gen- erations, principally through the granges, but also other organizations, are given center-stage atten- tion. In addition, commercial booths also exhibit many of the products sold by this community's fine stores, alld there are games to play, rides to enjoy, and good old farmstyle cook- ing to eat. Let's go, neighbors. You'll enjoy it! To Late To Glassify ESTATE BEING SETTLED -- We have to offer: A remarkably fine Waterfront Home at an unprecedent- ed price. Located on 5 acres ap- prox. 6 miles S.E. of Shelton. Three bedrooms with 2 baths, fireplace. The kitchen, dining and living rooms are truly fabulous, both in size. appointments, and lovely built-ins. Rec. room in the daylight basement All this at thousands less than you would expect m pay for an equiwl- lent town property. For immediate sale at $20.000. Terms arranged. Call John Devereux 426-4666. La- BisSoniere Agency. 119 South 4th. Shelton. Wash. Eves. 426-8544. L 8/22 BABY SITTER WANTED--Woman to stay with four children three days first week of September. 426-2126. H 8/22 FOR RENT Unfurnished three bedroom older home downtown. Av- ailable soon. References. Phone 426- 3218. B 8/22 tin HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE for sale. Calf 426-6269 or 426-4453. T 8/22 Legal Publications OItDINANCI,J NO. 706 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AND PROVIDING FOR A SPECIAL FUND TO HANDLE ALL MONIES WHICH WILL BE USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN SA- NITARY SEWER LINES UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE FED- ERAL HOUSING AND HOME FIN- ANCE AGENCY GRANT TO THE CITY OF SHELTON. AND CREAT- ING AN EMERGENCY. WHEREAS. the Federal IIousing and Home Finance Agency has awarded a grant 'o the City of Shelton. APW - Wash. - 66G. and eertain ninnies will be coming into the treasurer of the City of Shelton. and WHEREAS, there; is no fund set up for the receipt and disburselnent of such ]llonies. now IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SHELTON AS FOLLOWS: That there is hereby created a fund lo hc known as the SPECIAL FUND FOR GRANT APW - Wash, - 66G. HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE AG- ENCY. All monies reeeived Irom this grant or from othtr sources shall be deposited in this fund and all ex- penditures for said project shall be paid l'ron] this fund. That the City Tre, asurer of tile City of Shellon. shall, when directed by the City Colnnlission of the City of Shelton. deposit monies in this fund from whatever sources directed to meet expenditures as they are incurred. That the City Treasurer is hereby directed to deposit into this fund $1500 from the Sewer Fund. to be used to Jneel inlnlediate expenses ine, urred pur- suant to this federal grant. That such Ill(lilies advanced fronl tile Sewer Fund t() be repaid when funds from the Federal Grant are received. There is hereby declared to be an En]ergene, y in the creation of this fund due to the time limit placed on this grant by the Federal Housing and Home agency. This ordinance shall be in hill force and effect from and after its passage and publication as provided by law. INTRODUCED in regular commission meeting the I3th day of August, 1963. PASSED in regular commission on the 20th day of August. 1963. FRANK A. TRAVIS JR.. Mayor DAVID klt KNEELAND Comm. of Finanee ELROY NELSON. Comm of Publ- lic works Attest : Alma K. Catto. City Clerk Approved as to form: John C. Ragau, City Attorney 8/22 It NEW SCHOOL BUILDING--Construction on the new Mary M. Knight School building Ilas been progreasiP, g ateadily throughout tim =ummar with the foundation and roof now nearly completed so that work on the remainder of the building will be bl8 to ontinue even in bad weather. Among Your ROD OLSEN WITH ARMY RESERVE IN CALIFORNIA Rod Olsen, of Olsen Furniture Company is at Fort Ord. Calif., for two weeks maneuvers with the U. S. Army reserve. He will return to his duties at the furniture store on Sept. 1. FORD POWERED RACE DISPLAY HERE THURSDAY Sport car race fans will be among those especially interested in the car displayed at Jim Paul- ey's this Thursday. The compet- itive "Cobra" is a Ford-powered British chassis racer .and is the Sport Car Club Association point leader in its class for the United States this season. Jim Pauley, aided by "Red" Joslin and Joe Daffy, brought the car from Seattle this week. It will be on display in the Ford deal- ers showroom this Thursday and at fide Mason County Fair on Fri- day, Saturday and Sunday. MAE MORGAN OPENS SPECIALTY SHOP The grand opening of the Wax- N-Wool Shop at 210 South Sec- ond Street across from Pantor- ium Cleaners is scheduled for this Saturday. The specialty shop will feature yarns and knitting sup- plies, decorative scented candles land finished ceramics by Notsew. Notsew is the trade name used by Laurel Weston for her well known ceramic works. The new shop will be owned and operated by Mrs. Carl Mot'- gan who invites you to drop in Saturday between noon and 5:30 p.m. for free gifts, door prizes and refreshments. DAUGHTER. FAMILY VISIT Mr. and Mrs. AI Wooldridge are enjoying a visit this week from their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Pierson and three daughters from Ewing, Nebr. Accompanying the Ewings is a neighbor, Miss Dolores Hubel. Ar- riving last Friday, the midwester- hers will be leaving for home next -Monday. Merchants CASCADE GAS ADDS SHELTON SALESMAN GAlL TAYLOR has been trans- ferred from its Bremerton staff to the Shelton office by Cascade Natural Gas Corporation as a sales representative. He has been with Cascade for about two years, previously at Walla Walla prior to his Bremerton assign- ment. He and his wife have pur- chased the Nolan Mason home at Union. Taylor is a retired Air- Force captain of 15 years ser- vice. SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS Booked at the Mason County Sheriff's office during the past week were John A. Sutherland, 26. Belfair, sodomy; Robert D. Olson, Seattle reckless driving; Robert D. Blake, Ehelton driving while intoxicated and over center line; Richard D. Ads}ms, Shelton, minor in possession of and consuming liquor; Betty Jean Johns, illegal possession of beer; Ellen :IV[. An- drew, illegal possession of beer. Use Journal Want Ads FAIR SPECIALS Friday.Saturday-Sunday Only See them at our booth at the fairgrounds 26 cu. ft. UPRIGHT FREEZER s32900 with $225 food insurance p an .......................... 14 eu. ft. UPRIGHT FEEZER ........ $20900 12 ca. ft. 2-Door Automatic Defrost Refrigerator with full-width $ 95 crisper, full nlagnetic doors ...................................... 19,9 wt 14 cu. ft. '62 Gibson Market Master $ 95 Regularly $389.95, these 3 days only .... .... 279 wt 95 Tappan Drop-In Range, coppertone, $218 w/t clock, fully automatic ................................................ DELUXE KITCHEN AID PORTABLE DISHWASHER .................................. $23800 $100 TRADE-IN ON YOUR OLI) WASIIER with purchase of a new STAINLESS STEEL TUB SPEED QUEEN * Easy Terms Available ,k ee You At The Fair--RegiSter for our Free Gift LEM WARREN REFRIGERATION 127 S. 2nd Street Phone 426-2445 "Its The Service After The Sale That Counts" .......... i: F: T E S ......... i To The Editor i :tOW ABOUT US. TOO? PUD as similar as this one is tc VIr Bill Dickie, Editor ['he Journal 3helton, Wash. 9ear Bill : A headline seen recently in the 2entra]ia Daily Chronicle would rove brought Shelton to its feet ,heering, had it appeared in the helton-Mason County Journal. Phe headline read "Lower Rates &re Ordered by P,U.D.", and the rticle which followed stated: "Lewis County's PUD is drop- )in K its electric rates starting Yriday for more than 4000 resi- tential, commercial and industrial mstomers, it was announced by PUD Chairman R. A. Perkins. "The board members estimated an annual savings total of $78.000 or PUD customers on a compar- ison with 1962 revenues "PUD leaders said other rate reductions have been made in re- :ent years but none of the cuts ba.ve covered as many categories af customers. Perkins said residential custo- mers will enjoy a 15 percent eut on all usage in excess of 1.000 kilowatt hours per month. The new rate will be 8%& mills instead )f 1 cent per KWH after 1,000 KWH usage. Since PUD billings are bi-monthly, residential custo- mers can figure a 15 percent re- duction on the amount above $20. "The annual savings amount to $38.000 for residential customers, $22.000 for commercial users and $18,000 to industrial users. "Perkins said the reductions are made possible by the gradual con]- )letion of the rehabilitation of the district's properties and the in- creased usage of electric energy by the consumers 'The PUD could continue the same rates and retire debt ahead of schedule, but the commission feels that reasonable rates witl debt retirement on schedule is fairer to the present consumers,' Perkins stated. '"The PUD enjoys a healthy fi- nancial position and has accumu- lated adequate cash reserves, which, in the opinion of the PUD's consulting engineers, makes these changes possible without having an adverse effect upon future op- erations of the district.' "The rate reduction follows a $90.000 cut in the commercial rate in 1959, and a $73.000 cut in the residential rate last year, making a total of $241,000 in rate reduc- tions since 1959, Perkins conclud- ed." This sort of statement from a ours. raises a very strong questioI as to why our Mason County PUI: commissioners have not follows( suit. Hasn't our PUD also enjoyed a healthy financial position ? Has n't it also accumulated adequat( cash reserves? Isn't it also ap preaching completion of the reha. bilitation of the district's proper ties? And hasn't our usage of electric energy by the consumers also increased ? The answers to all these ques. tions are obviously affirmativ( and are. in fact, the very claims our commissioners have used tc support their bids for re-election Our PUD's total assets at the eric of June were listed as over 3 million dollars which represents an earned surplus of over 2/ million Our bond debts which have totalled over 2 million have now been decreased to less than $750.000. Cash reserves are substantial, the facilities are in good condition, and the new office building should be adequate for many year's growth. The system is expanding constant- ly, with over 40 new accounts in the month of June alone. And yet Shelton is rated by the Federal Power Commission as having the highest typical light bills of any city in the State of Washington with population over 2500. It may be said that the Lewis County reduction is small and ap, plies only to certain users, but no- tice that this is the third reduc- tion in four years, and incidentally is on a rate structure which STARTED lower than ours. This general'policy reflects an attitude of fairness to the "present con- sumer" which has not been evi- dent in Mason County. Someday your readers will see the same headline in the Journal. but it should not come as any great surprise package. The event is too long overdue. Very truly yours, Robert S. Holt 223 West I Street NICE PEOPLE To the Editor: The management and labor of both PUD No. 3 and No. 1 de- serve more public thanks and rec- ognition for the time and work they donated to put power lines in to the new Mason County Fair Grounds. To me this was just another way of showing what fine organ- izations our Mason County PUDs are. Thank you. John C. Kneeland BUSINESS TV Service • Radio - TV • Phonographs • CB 2-way radio LEROYS TV SERVICE Mt. View Ph. 426-3172 Tire Service . New OK Tires • Recapping • Used OK TIRE STORES Mt. View Ph, 426-4832 Electrical • Fatrbanks-Morse Pumps I • Electric Heating 1 • Westinghouse Appliances SHELTON ELECTRIC CO. 419 Railroad Ph. 426-6283 DIRECTORY Floor Coverings • Linoleum • Tile • Carpeting • Formica REX FLOOR COVERING Mt, View Ph. 426-2292 Radiator Repair • Boiling out • Soldering • New cores BOON'S PLUMBING HEATING, SHEET METAL 623 S. 1st. Ph. 426-3483 Florist I . Plants for all occasions • Flowers EVERGREEN FLORISTS 4th & Birch 8 to 8 426-8479 ] • Helena Rubinstein cos- I metics ! • Prescriptions Hypo-Allergic cosmetics NELL'S PHARMACY Covey Bldg. Ph. 426-3327 I • Lawns, rockeries, trees I shrubs 1 • Top soil, tilling, leveling • Free estimates SUNSET LANDSCAPING Herbert Baze 426-4718 Animal Haven • You bring them • We board them • Anything from mouse to elephant MEL-RU ANIMAL HAVEN Dayton - St. Rt. 2, Box 100 Phone 426-2387 or 426-8546 Auto Glass I . Expert Installation JIM PAULEY, INC. 5th & Railroad Ph. 426-8231 Draperies I ,custom made ] | . free estimates / [ •work guaranteed l Electrical • House wiring & rewiring • Electric Heating • Trouble Shooting • Licensed & Bonded Contractor JIM EINARSSON ELEC. Star Rte. 2, Box 37, 426-6520 Hospital Equip. • Rental & Sales • Wheel chairs, lifts • beds, walkers . oxygen & tents Torsak Ambulance Service 2119 Adams Phone 426-8254 Heating ...... • SafeLy check • Clean - up • Miuor & major repairs STARKEY'S HEATING Sales & Service 514 Ellinor 426-4673 hlsurance_ • Disahility, Hospitalization . Life • Retirement Funds Mutual & United of Omaha Duanc Rodgcrs - 426-6142 Ambulance • Radio Dispatched • Oxygm Equipped • 24 hr. service Torsak Ambulance 2119 Adams St. 426-8254, Sewing Machine J . Sales and Service I • New and Used | • All Makes & `Models I Singer SeWing Center [ 117 5th Ave, East - Olympia [ Open Ril 9 p.m. Fri, I Ph. 357-7586 , Printing ........ • Quality Work of All Kinds THE JOURNAL 227 Cota Phone 426-#€12 J Thursdayl