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August 26, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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The body of Richard Seeger, 28, 6313 Military Rd. E., Puyallup, who drowned in Case Inlet after a boating accident Aug. 8, was recovered Monday evening, the Mason County Sheriff's Office said this week. The Sheriff's Office received a call about 5:30 p.m. Monday from a person who had spotted the body in the water. The body was removed from the water and brought in. Seeger had fallen into Case Inlet in the Allyn area after the boat in which he was a passenger was struck in the rear by another boat. Officers said the body was found about a quarter of a mile from where Seeger fell into the water. The Sheriff's Office had attempted to find Seeger's body with divers and dragging operations for more than a week after the boating accident. Thursday, August 26, 1971 Published in Shelton We. Entered as second c ass matter at the post office at Shelton, Wa-98584, 24 Pages -- 3 Sections under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 85th Year Number 34 227 W. Cote. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy i~i i /i ;on of Mr. and Mrs. Gil Winkler of the Agate r Beef Champion atthe Fair the past displays the ribbons he and his calf, Punkin,. I ~Unty Fair Orville Kane. - Sunday Family: Russell family. number of Gate Prizes: Students: Tim the gates to Nelson, Mike Kane, Teresa ts, take part Murray. Adults: Bob Wotton, Mr. attend the O.D. Kane. attraction Rock and Mineral Society Prizes: Joe Brown, Mark Larson. eear totaled TROPHY WINNERS: attendance Pie Eating, Greg Britt. to Egg Catch, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Matson. Xpressed Horseshoe, Bob Ledbetter. the many Husband Calling, Mrs. Mel assisted inMatson. Wife Calling, John Crookston. of Rolling Pin Toss, Mrs. Pat into the Liguori. Nail Pounding, Mrs. Alice ia the various Hildebrandt. LIVESTOCK: Graystone, Open Class DAIRY Trophy, S e c o n d ;Lisa Brewer. 4-H DAIRY: David Winkler, Shelton Junior. 4-H BEEF: Junior, Glen U.S. Winkler; Senior, Tim Dodge; end; Open Class Beef Trophy, James enter, Brewer. 4-H GOATS: David Winkler. 4-H POULTRY: Terri Rutherford. 4-H RABBIT: Lisa Shelton Brewer. 4-H HORSE: Western Senior Showmanship the Champion, Marlene Schmidt. cramble. Reserve Champion, Terri Sievert. Mrs. Lois J-unior Showmanship Champion, Karla Kimball. Mrs. Reserve Champion, Sharlyn York. and Rodney Senior Western Equitation Champion, Marlene Schmidt. Randy Reserve Champion, Sherrie York. Don Junior Western Equitation Champion, Jayni Hunter. Don Reserve Champion, Shelley York. Senior English Equitation John Champion, None. Reserve Champion, Marlene OrVille andSchmidt. Junior English Equitation I~rlauf andChampion, Karla Kimball. Reserve Champion, Tammie 'kit" and Mrs~Ford. Senior Bareback Equitation Champion, Linda Hildebrandt. Reserve Champion, Terri Sievert. Junior Bareback Equitation Champion, Shelloy York. of the Reserve Champion, Jayni ental Hunter. Senior Practical Horse Champion, Jodie Stickley. is Reserve Champion, Terri West of Lick. ~abeck Junior Practical Horse Champion, Heidi Lovgreen. ~t the Reserve Champion, Shelloy Hicks York. !OUnty High Point Senior, Marlene Schmidt. ,n on High Point Junior, Shelley ed. (Continued on Page 2) THIS YOUNG FAIR-GOER'S mother finally got her pointed toward a cow, but for the moment she is more interested in the photographer's camera. The Shelton School Board, the City Commission and the City Library Board discussed several possible property exchanges which would give the city the old Lincoln Gym site it would like to have for a new city library building. Frank Maranville, chairman of the library board, told the group the Library board had investigated several potential sites for a proposed new library building, and, had concluded the Lincoln Gym site would be the most suitable. He stated the city hoped it could arrange a property exchange with the school district for the site. In looking over property which the city owns which might be used in such a trade deal, Maranville said, one piece of property, that which is now used for tennis courts adjoining Loop Field, seemed the most appropriate. Property which the city owns adjacent to the new high school site is water shed property, and, there are several problems which would result in the event t.his property was considered, he said. Supt. Louis Grinnell stated if any deal was made, there would have to be some agreement for the school district to use the old Lincoln Gym until the new high school complex is completed. The school district uses the old gym for some physical education classes and other activities, but, when the new high school is completed, it will no longer be needed. The school board expressed the most interest in acquiring a triangular piece of property adjacent to the new high school site. Mayor Frank Travis said there were three problems in using any of the water shed property in the trade. He stated the water shed property was purchased with Water Department funds,and, there would be a problem getting the property transfered to the general government section so it could be traded. Travis said also the piece of property the district is interested in would have to be checked out to see that it is not too close to the collector system for the city spring house and, he stated releasing the part of the water shed property could bring pressure for the release of more of it for development. Another possibility which was brought up by School Board Chairman Ernest Hamlin was the vacation of Ninth St. between the Evergreen School and the Angle Building. All those present appeared to be in agreement on the desirability of a new library building, and, expressed a willingness to work out a Inquest Sic Fvents Music and conversation will enliven the Inn Quest tlus weekend. On Friday night, Folk Singer Tracy DeMiero will entertain from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Saturday night, Steve Wilcox of Olympia, coordinator of the Washington State Youth Coalition will lead a discussion group from 9to 10 p.m. Live music will start at 10 Saturday night and continue until one o'clock in the morning. The 10 p.m. deadline for those under fifteen years of age will be lifted during the Friday and Saturday nights of the Labor Day weekend. Youngsters 13 and 14 years old will be allowed to ,stay until the youth center closes at 2 a.m. on those two nights. property exchange ot some kind. The city agreed to see if the property adjacent to the new high school site would in any way interfere with the water collection system, and, to contact the school board when this has been decided so the discussions can be continued. The effect of President ~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Two Washington Corrections Center inmates who attempted to escape last Friday night by crawling through a storm drain pipe were back in custody a couple of hours later. Involved in the attempt, Corrections Center officials said, were Steven Lewis, being held on a charge of second degree burglary, and Gerald Steill, held for first degree forgery and grand larceny. WCC officials said the two made up dummies in their bunks in an effort to escape 9:30 p.m. bed check and then crawled into the storm drain pipe. They crawled about 380 yards through the pipe only to discover that at that point, it narrowed too small to get through and was closed with bars. Officers spotted the dummies in the beds when they made bed check and immediately began a search for the pair. The search narrowed to the drain pipe and the two inmates were found and came out of the pipe. This was the second escape attempt at the Corrections Center since it opened in 1965. The previous attempt was in 1967 when the inmates involved made it in between two wires surrounding the center. ~~~~~~~~~~mill~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~mIll~u~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ aml The Kamilche School Board said this week it plans to submit its special levy, which was defeated last week, to its voters again. Anton Ellison, a member of the board, said the levy would be submitted again. County Auditor Ruth Boysen said the new vote could be scheduled for the November General Election Nov. 2 or at a special election. It is too late to get the issue on the Sept. 21 primary election date ballot, Mrs. Boysen said. The two-part levy would have raised $16,000 for the maintenance and operation of the district. A part of it would have gone to start a hot lunch program at the school and the remainder for general maintenance and operation. The district has not had a hot lunch program. Ellison said the reason the hot lunch program was separated A total of $41,128.57 was collected in Mason County from the half per cent sales tax during May and June, the State Department of Revenue said this week. Of this, $22,332.59 went to the city of Shelton and $17,973.41 to the county. Collections since the first of the year in this county have been $94,661.33, the revenue department said, with Shelton receiving $54,809.87 and the county $39,851.46. New Principal Pioneer School will open its doors Sept. 1 with four new teachers and a new superintendent-principal. Richard Mariotti, who comes to the district from the Shoreline School District, will serve as superintendent-principal on a full time basis. This is the first time the district has had a full time administrator. Previously, the principal taught a half day and served as principal half a day. Mariotti is a native of Enumclaw and received BA and MA degrees from Seattle University. He was with the Shoreline District five years. He was a teacher there and served as a summer school principal two years. He and his wife Shari, and their three children are making their home at Lake Limerick. Other new teachers will be Baird Barr, second grade; Mrs. Sandy Yeager, fourth grade and Terri Wiss, remedial reading. A first grade teacher will be hired to succeed Mrs. Dorothy Zickrick, who was to have returned to her first grade position. Mrs. Zickrick was found dead in her home Tuesday morning. Returning teachers and their assignments for the coming year are Rolland Quinn, sixth grade; Helen Palmer, fifth grade; Ethel Rohrig, third grade, and Linda Rinearson, kindergarten and half-day librarian. Three boys have been working under the Nieghborhood Youth Program during the month of August in assisting the custodian in painting, cleaning, ground work, planting and other jobs. They are Pat Gronseth, Steve Peterson and Charles (Corky) Hammond. The Pioneer PTO is planning an open house at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the school to give people in the community an opportunity to meet the new teachers. Richard Mariotti Richard Nixon's wage and price freeze on the special levy for maintenance and operation the school district has on the Sept. 21 ballot was also discussed. The funds from the proposed five-mill levy would provide funds for increases in salaries for teachers and other district employees and provide for hiring additional personnel for the next school year. Supt. Louis Grinnell told the board under the regulations, even if the levy were to pass, the raises could not be given until the present expiration date in November. Board members expressed the feeling that at least some type of controls would be continued after the present expiration date so it was right now a question of what could be done. Grinnell told the board he would discuss the question with the employee groups who would be affected by whatever action was taken, and, that he would contact the board when he got their reaction. The board also discussed with Citizen's Advisory Committee Chairman Walt Parsons the possibility of reorganizing the committee later on. from the other issues was that feelings seemed to be divided on that issue. The special levy lacked one vote of getting the necessary 47 per cent to validate. There were 46 voters who cast their ballots while 47 would have been needed. Both propositions failed to get even 50 per cent of the votes of those who did vote. There were 14 yes votes and 22 no votes on one proposition and 10 yes votes and 26 no votes on the other. While the school board was meeting to plan to put the special levy on the ballot again, a group of citizens in the area was meeting to discuss methods of getting the district consolidated with the Shelton School District. A spokesman for the group which favors annexation said at a meeting at which parents of about half of the students in the school were represented, it was agreed ? i, that consolidation would be the best answer, i: The spokesman stated the group planned to meet with the school board to try to get them to take the steps necessary for :i annexation, and, if they would not, the group would seek some i other method of getting annexation put to a vote. The spokesman said he believed the defeat of the special levy last week was largely based on disatisfaction with the present school operation. !ii LID Given The Shelton City Commission received a letter signed by several residents of E St. from Adams to Madison protesting the street improvement LID which is planned in their area. They stated in the letter they are opposed to the improvement and that some of them had paid on an assessment on other streets last year. The LID petition on that section of street was signed by the City Park and Recreation Commission on behalf of Callanan Park which is on one side of the street. Those who signed the letter ti~ the commission stated the petition had not been circulated in the area.