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August 26, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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~r CR 5..6288 Wayne and Laura Allen spent four days recently taring a quick tour of British Columbia. They traveled up the Frazer Canyon taking the airway tram high above the Frazer River at Hells Gate. Then traveling on northward, they visited the old gold mining town of Barkerville which was founded by Billy Barker. He was a naval deserter who found a large quantity of gold that started a gold rush to Barkerville in the 1860's. At one time the town boasted the largest population north of San Francisco. The Canadian Government is making the town part of its restoration program and guides are provided. The Allen's guide was an English born girl who is a college student in Vancouver, Canada and oddly enough they found her English a little difficult to understand! The A11ens traveled through the Jasper National Park by way of the Yellow Head Route northward and then eastward by the Columbia Icefield Route. They found this area to be the most beautiful and they spotted bear, moose and a herd of mountain goats. Traveling towards home, they went through Glacier National Park by way of the Rogers Pass. It had reached temperatures over 110 degrees during their vacation and fraveling near forest fire areas made it terribly uncomfortable. It was a good sight when they spotted our beautiful Hood Canal! The Belfair Baptist Community Church won the Slow Pitch Championship in their twelve team league, winning by one game over Poulsbo Christ Memorial Church. Congratulations go to pitcher Bruce Whitman and his fellow players Harlan Olson, Joey, Warren and Tommy Johnson, Greg and Marty Zern, Herman Nelson, Vernon Beeson, Don Carstensen, Ed Amick, Bill Spangler, Lonnie Whisanant, Lowel Gunselman, Ted Cook and Gene Foster. In celebration of the team victory, the members and their families held a picnic Friday at Twanoh State Park. The soft ball team is hoping that come next June there will be enough interest to form a six to eight team league within the Belfair area. The players have a lot of fun and added that a guy doesn't even have to be an athlete to join in for this game. Keep m mind, too, that summer residents are more than welcome to join in the community fun. Mary Wing and Erma Roessel recently spent a fascinating two weeks at Cannon Beach, Oregon at a summer work shop called Haystack '71 sponsored by Portland State University. The university held art, drama, music and writing workshops at the same time in this arty, quaint little village and activities for the students were held nightly such as summer stock- plays and wiener roasts. Mrs. Wing and Mrs. Roessel signed up for the art workshop, titled Painting With the Natural Environment. This entailed using sand, charcoal from fires, sea water and a combination of other mediums to form a sandy texture art. The emphasis was not on subject matter and this left a lot of room to let one's imagination stray. Both women were pleased with their work and also had a lot of fun earning their college credits for the summer. TWO TRAPS TAKEN A report of two squirrel traps stolen from the E. C. Harper property in Belfair was received by the Belfair Sheriff's office August 21. : i t : 1 : KITSAPCOUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Hundreds Outstanding" ExhibitsII i BETWEEN SILVERDALE AND TRACYTON * 4-H AND FFA 6RAHGE ARTS AND CRAFTS * )F )F ENJOY THESE ATTRACTIONS . . . )t LIVESTOCK DAHLIA HOME EOONOMIOS HANDICRAFTS FLORAL LAPIDARY HOBBLES HISTORICAL COMMERCIAL * )F )k )t- )k )F SPAR POLE Y gust 2! 8 Big Smash 'ore, 0rash 'em venls In a Fun Filled Auto Brawl ii Children Under 6.. Free Children 6 to 12... 75 AH Others ...... $2.00 Folk Singers Featuring Oarnival Midway Worth Record Brooking Jim Rogers ond ,JBm Gwynn "DARING DYNAMIC DUO" Dance and With FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 7:30 P.M. SATURDAY, AUG. 28 1:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 P.M. Ohiidren Under 6 Free 0hildren 6 to 12 .... 75' All Others OUTRAGE "ONE" & NORTHWESTS TOP BANDS WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25 AND THURSDAY, AUG. 2G O000000000000lOlO0000000 O00O O O . SlOO TIC:I(~ GOOD ALL S DAY'S 1 it it 11- 11- 11- ll- It it It Lorry Nalun , OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Page 8 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - August 26, 1971 ~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By LOU DONNELL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~n~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~ Last week was the kind of week editors dream about - in nightmares. No news. No four-car pileups, no armed robberies, no evening meetings to attend; not even any suits filed by local citizens against County officials. (Which may be a news item in itself.) Grasping at straws, ! decided to try to follow up a lead i'd picked up at the local Sherifffs office. In my almost two years as editor I have seen many, many reports of missing dogs when checking on complaints which have come into the Sheriff's substation. In almost every report, a complete description of the animal is given so that he can be identified easily and returned to the owner if sighted. The card on which the complaint is registered usually lists the type of dog (poodle, bulldog or whatever,) the color, the sex, short or long hair, the size, any collar or tag or chain it might be wearing, and sometimes the dog's name. (Just in case someone seeing a dog fitting the description "mean German Shepherd" wants to stand around calling "Here, Bruno, good boy, Bruno" to see if that's the magic word to allow one to pat him on the head?) Last week a card bearing information on two missing dogs intrigued me. Where one usually finds all the vital statistics of the lost animal, it merely stated "one white from England, one a golden pup." Supposedly, these were clues offered to help single out these dogs from any other stray dogs that might be wandering around the area. Okay, I'll keep my eyes open for a white dog (big or little? shaggy or bald? old or young? male or female?) But wait. Here's a bit of information meant to help the deputies identify the lost canine. He (or she) is from England. "Now just how," I asked a deputy on duty "will I know whether any white dog I might spot is from Englan~l?" He didn't know the answer. But there must be an answer, 1 thought. There must be something about that dog that will tell me immediately, if I should see it, that he (or she) is from England. So, camera in hand, in search of an interesting story to help fill my paper, I roamed the Belfair area looking for a white dog from England. Oh, I saw lots of white dogs alright, but none that weren't obviously ordinary white American dogs. None with "Made in England" tattooed across the forehead, none wearing a monocle or a derby on his head, with a Union Jack tucked in his collar, none thai stood at attention when I whistled "God Save The Queen." Oh well, at least I can write it up in the usual manner and make a LITTLE story out of it, I decided. Which I did. 1 think you'll recognize it easily as you glance through the paper. And if anyone should find the dog, for Heaven's sake, be sure to let me know how you KNEW. TRYING ON SOME UNIFORMS in anticipation of taking part in the newly organized Pee Wee Sports program in the area are Robbie Mustain, Russell Cleveland, Don Beeson and Rick Maesner. Basketball will be the first sport entered by the new group. Section of the She~ton- Mason County Journal Thursday, August 26, 1971 ON DISPLAY THIS MONTH at the Belfair Post Office are paintings done by local artist, Mrs. Lorry Summers, pictured above with some of her work. Lorry ummers on isplay "Painting has always been my great interest as well as the admiration of beautiful works of art," said Lorry Summers, whose paintings have been on display during the month of August at the Belfair Post Office. She and her husband, Charles E, Summers, are a retired couple living in the area. "As a child I watched a friend of my family do lovely paintings. I would hide in the tall grass of a pan Portland, Ore. hillside home as tlarry Wentz, well-known Oregon artist, painted at his easel. Of course, I was seen, but not reprimanded, so enjoyed watching the exquisite colors of sky and mountains portrayed on canvas," she continued, explaining her early interest in art. Mrs. Summers" father, too, was an artist With him it was a hobby, not a profession. "1 admired his beautiful boll to sport to With the help ot' money donated by the business community of Belfair and hours and hours of volunteer work by interested parents, an organized sports program is about to begin in the North Mason area. Officially accepted into the Kitsap County Adult Pee Wee Association in June, North Mason boys will have a chance to participate in basketball late in November competing against six other teams in the southern half of the league. The local group will not be in football this year. Uniforms for two basketball teams have been ordered, in the black and silver colors of the Oakland Raiders. There will be four levels in each of the three sports covered by Pee Wee; basketball, baseball and football. Participation is optional in two other sports, wrestling and summer tennis. Boys 8 to 1 2 (if not 1 3 before Nov. 15) will be eligible to participate and every boy applying will be given a chance to be on one of the four levels of teams. It is hoped that by next year the money will be available to 9utfit the other two basketball teams, too. Each boy will be charged $6 per sport which will cover insurance costs. To enter Pee Wee competition, each adult association must pay $200 per sport to cover costs of insurance and officials. High school students or recent graduates who are interested in athletics will have a chance to take part by acting as referees and umpires. Any boys, parents, or older boys interested in joining the program will be welcome at the next meeting, the second Wednesday in September at 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Eighty boys showed an interest in joining Pee Wees when a questionnaire was sent through the schools last spring. It's still not too late to join. Sign-up for the basketball teams will be designated in October. The North Mason League encompasses the Grapeview School district as well as that part of Kitsap County which sends its students to Belfair to school. Gerald Hunter is head of the local drive to bring organized sports to this area following the recent resignation of Ernie Aries as president of the local adult association. nngs 'O charcoal sketches of hands that worked, hands that played and that prayed; his exceedingly beautiful water colors, a sailboat in the setting sun, a gypsy girl's head..." she reminisced. It was less than two years ago that a friend, Mrs. Blanche McFadden, put a paintbrush in Mrs. Summers' hand told her "Lorry, you can do it too." They went into Mrs. McFadden's garden and picked a bouquet of calendula for the beginning artist to paint. For a time she studied with Dorothy Dixon and was encouraged in her efforts by friends Ruth Lake of Bremerton and Ellen Beck of Mesa, Arizona. Several of the pictures on display were painted in the Arizona desert and a few of those portraying desert scenes, some including a saguara cactus plant, are framed in pulp from the inside of one of the giant cacti. "The encouragement of my family and kindness of a busy husband who drove me to the desert countries have culminated in these pictures," said Mrs. Summers. "If they please the eye, that is all I ask." Mrs. Summers said she believes everyone has a talent for something and if time can be found to sit down and discover what it is. It took her awhile to take the time to search for hers, but the display of her work is proof that she finally found it. WOOF, WOOF, BY JOVE Anyone hearing a dog bark with a British accent might alert the local Sheriff's offce. On August 18 the office received a report of two dogs missing from the Belfair area. Descriptions were brief: a white dog from England and a golden pup.