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PAGE 6 & SHELION MASON COUN Y JOLrRNAL INC, Pubhshers Founded 1886 by Grant C Angle Mailing Addre: Box 446, Shelton Phone 426-4412 Published at Shelton, Mason County, Washington, every 2"hursday. Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Postoffice, Shelton, Washington SUBSCRIPTION RATES$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 MID 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 Marj Waters OFFICE ASSISTANT -- :ary Kent ADVERTISING MANAGER -- Barbara Nelson ItINTERS -- Russ Stuck, Dave Thacher, Asa Pearson, Jerry Stiller, Charles Schwarz. IT WAS BETTER BEFORE If traffic improvement and safety was the idea moti- vating the recent street change at First and Alder streets in Sheton, then the State Highway Department has made pro- gress in reverse. This is no improvement/ There wasn't too much wrong with former gradual curve arrangement. It was not confusing to northbound traffic, and that you cannot say of the new arrangement. Under the new traffic pattern, which compels a 90- degree left turn for northbound vehicles, it is proving 5::f- initely confusing to drivers going over the route for tl.e' first time. Many continue on First street without realizing their error until they've started up Moore Hill past Birch street This writer had to assist one Canadian mortorist who had driven clear to the Island Lake road via North Cliff and was thoroughly lost because he missed that sharp left turn at Alder. Under the former arrangement this wouldn't have happened. The 90-degree left turn onto a one-lane path also compels an exaggerated slowdown of t,'af/ic and is particularly difficult for large trucks and trailers, which have not been left enough turning apace. The old pattern was much better. The sooner the State Highway Department realizes its mi'stake and returns the First and Alder street arrangement to its former gradual curve arrangement for northbound traffic the more "im- proved" will be this particular segment of the highway system. WE GDULD WISH OTHERWISE Shelton has had more than its share of "firsts" for a small community. The "first" it will record next week, how- ever, is one it would have preferred not to happen. Under the auctioneer's gavel next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the remaining physical assets of Rayonier's big pulp manufacturing plant, once the producer of tim world's highest quality hemlock pulp, will be sold at auction. And under that gavel dies the last hope that this plant will ever again play a part in the economic life of this communi- ty. It is a sad and nostalgic occasiob while be- in the first of its kind in history. When the mill was closed just six years ago, there was hope it might be utilized in some manner again to provide jobs and payrolls for Mason County residents. Numerous prospective buyers inspected the plant in the intervening years and these hopes .flourished, only to wilt again as one after another prospect faded. Now, after six years, with every effort to find a pur- chaser ending in failure, Rayonier directors decided early this year the only way left was liquidation of the physical assets. So ends an era which began in the middle 1920 and caused the greatest boom in our community's history, the fastest economic growth it ever enjoyed in anF similar a new and rapid pros- perity which md: Shelton the envy of the Northwest and which greatly minimized the effects of the depression which followed in the 1930s. With very few shutdowns in its 30-year pro- duction history, the Rayonier manufacturing plant was a strongly stabilizing influence on Mason County's economy. There will be many heavy hearts, fortunately some-- what softened by the affects of six years of waiting, among the hundreds who worked in and benefitted from the day.  of the mill's useful life as all of us watch another historical first being written in Shelton next week. WE LIVE TODAY BEGAUSE OF HIM Today is an anniversmw date worthy of attention by all Mason County rcsidents, because just 30 years ago today death came to a man whose influence on this community is still being felt in a most substantial way. The man was Mark E. Reed. It i doubtful if any single individual had a more im- portant place in the development of Shelton than did Mark Reed. His accomplishments are far too numerous to at- tempt to review here (we shall do that elsewhere at a latcr date), but suffice it to say that Mark Reed was the man who first visualized the necessity of forest preservation throngh retention and re-seeding cutover timberlands and who espoused the theory of sustained yield practices. Today this community of ours is living because ot his vision. Today this would b another lumber ; "g]mst town" but for lark E. Recd. SHELTONMASON COUNTY 30URNAE--Published in "Christmastown, U.g.A.", She/ton, Washington Charges Of i :I: Burglary Filed i Against Three Warrants were signed and bai set in Mason County Superio Court Friday for three 18-yea; old Shelton youths charged wit[ second degree burglarly in connec tion with break-ins. Judge Raymond Clifford signe, the warrants and set bail for Wi] lard Moffatt at $2,500 and fo Gerald Wagner and Ray Nielson a $1,000 each. Wagner and Nielson are charg ed with breaking into Mt. Viex School Moffatt is charged will several other break-ins, but. wa not involved in the Mt. Viev break-in. The three youths, along witl five juveniles, admitted a numbe: of breakins in the city and coun ty during the past several months during an investigation by the Shelton Police Department. Juvenile Probation Officer LIar- vin Christensen said that one ol the juveniles. Richard Roberts. 17 would be remanded to Superiol Court also. The other four are being handlec by the juvenile court, Chris:onset said. One of the four has been sen: to Cascadia, a diagnostic reception center in Tacoma. Christensen and Sgt. Vincent J. Santamaria, who has been con- ducting the investigation for th.  abel:on Police Department, are working now on recovering some of the items stolen in the breakins. The investigation is continung, Christenson said, with authorities talking to some youths who have been involved in one or two of the break-ins. (ountF Gets $94,89! In Forest Money Mason County will receive 94.891.34 as its share of the Fed- eral Forest money it was announc- ed by the U.S. Forest Service this week. The money comes from the 25 per cent of the receipts from the national forest which is alloted to the counties in which the national forest land is located. The funds are designated for roads and schools and in Mason County are divided equally be- tween the two. The state of Washington receiv- ed $5,119,217.66 with 27 counties receiving a share of the money, varying in amounts from the lar- gest to Skamania County, $1,297,- 346.11 to the smallest to Douglas County 37 cents Rayonier To Reopen Closed Canadian Plant VANCOUVER B.C. --- Rayonier Canada t B.C/ limited announced today it plans to re-open its woodfibre pulp mill on about Sep- tember 21. almost three months ahead of schedule. Operations at woodfibre, on Home Sound; were shut down Aug. 18 following an explosion in the recovery boiler which killed seven men. W. E. Brcitenbach. president, said today that repairs to the boiler will still take three to four months, but a novel plan has been evolved to reactivate the mill and provide work for its crew of 350. The plan involves th'e use of a recovery boiler operated by Ray- onier's American affiliate at Ho- quiam, some 300 miles from Wood- fibre. Black liquor, which is burned in the recovery boiler to produce necessary chemicals for pulp, will be shipped in tank barges to Ho- quiam and will be processed there. .The chemicals recovered will also be transported back to Woodfihre by tank barge. Breitenbach said that six tank barges will be used on a Contin- uous shuttle service between the two mills. They will be hauled by the powerful seagoing tugs "Bud- bury" and "Island Monarch". The tugs and barges will make the round trip in three and one- half days. Breitenbach said a humber of technical problems will have to be overcome in this unique project, but these will be ironed out By the :line the barges and pumping fa- cilities are ready for operaton. /ayonier's engineering, operating aad research gtaffs at Woodfibre, loqniam. Shelton and Vancouver have been working continuously on {is project since the accident. Swedish Lumbermen To Visil Simpson A party of 31 Swedish lumber- men visiting the U.S. and Camda visited Simpon redwood opera- tions in Cdlifoia Wednesday and will inspect Sheton Working Cir- cle forest oper,xtions and mills Friday. The group inch:des mill man- ager and owners and technical peo- ple. They will visit a number of other west coast companies in ad- dition to Simpson and hi Shelton will leave a special opport0nity to visit with vice president Hal Mc- Clary and other members of the Simpson International staff. The Swedes are among the lar- ger wood suppliers of Europe and have been exchanging information with AmeriCan mills for many years, but this is the largest party to come to the Shelton Working C'cle, CAMOUFLAGE PREPARATIONThree mem- bers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 303rd Armor in Shelton prepare to camouflage their M-48 tank as part of their two weeks summer field training with the Washington National Guard unit at the PURSUING THE PIG--The pig, ,barely visable in the tall grass in front of the boy on the far left, was the object of this rush in the pig scramble Director Urges Shelter Program "Man has survived and achieved primacy over the animals," said Civil Defense Director Ralph Hor- ton, "because, amohg other things, he has understood the threats fac- ing him and has taken approlriate protections measures. If nuclear war ever passes from the state of ominous threat to stark reality, mankind will suffer a staggering blow and the shattered remnants of the race will survive only if adequate protective shelter exist. To fail to prepare for this awful possibility is to accept extinction with the docile, uncomprehending stupidity of the most lowly of the beasts. "A blast and fallout shelter pro- gram, is human psychology. Those who, in the present confrontation of antegonistie nuclear nations, de- ny the need for shelters are the 'moles' crawling blindly in the to- tal darkness of their ignorance of modern technology. "Civil Defense must not be de- layed by finely-wrought psychol- ogical arguments ann delicately phrased assumptions which care  fully ignore the realities of mod- ern weapons and society. Any shelter program even moderately appropriate to the needs of the times will require years to bring to any reasonable level of ade- quacy. And time may be running out on us swiftly,' said Director Hot:on. The Mason County Director con- tinued; "By January we hope, un- less someone upsets the apple cart, to have adequate shelter for every man, woman and child in the city of Shelton. These shelters will be equipped or stocked with emerg- ency rations, water and Fil'st Aid drugs. The situation out in the country is one which worries me," Horton said. "Last fall, booldets prepared by govermnent experts were sent to every box holder in the county. From" them. we heard absolutely nothing. It seems strange that farmers who have tractors do.not take a little time to buih! a shel- ter for their family, and also for their livestock. The cost would be negliable. People and animals left out in the open exposed to the atomic rays and fall-out will sure- ly die, a slow and agonizing death. Those hulnans who come in con- tact to a lesser degree will pro- produce an offspring that is defec- tive, maybe a hideous freak of some kind. What kind of grand- children do yuu want Lo perpet- uaLc ,/OUL" llIIAllt." Yakima Firing Center. The three Guardsmen starting to unroll the camouflage netting are. left to right: SP4 John Arnold, SP4 Richard Andrews and SP5 Stan Morken. (Nationa Guard Photo by SP5 Terry Schick) at the Mason County Fair Sunday. This troup of boys were in the 12 and under group. Randy Churchill got the pig to take home. VEGETABLES ON DISPLAYThis table of vegetables was one on several displayed by Mason County 4-H members and exhibitors in the open classes at the fair last weekend, New Law Eases Lumber I Export Reslridi0ns ] American steamship companies need no longer file cargo freight rates in advance on lumber intend- ed for sale in foreign countries. In a law signed late Thursday by President Kennedy, the hard- pressed domestic lumber industry got relief from a restrictive law which made it very difficult to compete with Canadians /'or a .share of the world lumber busi- ness. Now American lumbermen can bargain with shipping firms the same as their Canadian eompeti- tion for frieight rates to auy part of the world. Under terms of a Iaw passed Jan. 1, 1962. frieight rates available to U.S. shippers were rigid and could not be chang- ed quickly enough to enable U.S. mills to realistically keep pace with changing world shipping rat- S, Northwest Congressional lead- ers steered the legislation through Congress. Senator Warren 'Magnu- ,;on and Congressmen Hansen. Tol- lefson and Horan. all of 'Washing- ton took the lead in securing its passage. TIDES OF THE WEEK I Computed for Hood Canal Oakland Bay tidea are 1 hr. and 50 min. later and plus .0 It. Friday, Sept. 6 Low .............. 1:25 a.m. 2.7 ft. High .............. 7:13 a.m. 11.0 ft. Low .............. 1:28 p.m. 1.5 ft. High .............. 7:46 p.m. 12.2 ft. Sat, rday, Sept. 7 Low .............. 2:10 a.m. 1.8 ft. High .............. 8:1(] a.m. - 10.8 ft. Low .............. 2:14 p.m. 2.7 ft. High .............. 8:21 p.m. 12.0 ft. Sunday, Sept. 8 Low _ ............. 2:59 a.m. 1.1 ft. High .............. 9:16 a.m. 10.4 ft. Low .............. 3:04 p.m. 4.0 ft. High .............. 8:59 p.m. 11.7 ft. Monday, Sept. 9 Low .............. 3:5,1 a.m. 0.7 ft. Itigh .............. 10:32 a m. 10.1 ft. Low .............. 4:03 p.m. 5.4 ft. High .............. 9:42 p.m. 11.2 ft. Tuesday, Sept. l(I Low .............. 4:55 a.m. High .............. 11 .o a.n. Low . ............ 5:13 p.m. o tfig'h .............. 10.o4 p.m. ednesday, Nel)t. II Edgctt said this would enable Low .............. 6:02 a.m. west coast sawmills o better mee High ............. 1:28 p.m. Canadian competition, which often Low .............. 6:37 p.m. l in the past amounted to as much High .............. 11:39 p.m. as $11 more freight per thousand board feet on American lumber Thursdty, Sept, 12 than on Canadian lumber shipped Low .............. 7:10 a.m. In the same ship. High 2:44 p.m. Low .............. 8:02 p.m. CASCADE DEER HUNT OPENS SATURDAY The high Cascade buck deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 7 and continues through Sept. 22. Open areas include the high country in Okanogan. Whatcom. Skagit, Chelan. Skokomish, King and Kittitas counties. Hunters are reminded by the Game Department to be aware that one might run into rain or early snow in the mountains. Cold nights, rugged terrain and a lack of roads make it necessary for the hunter to prepare well before he ventures into the high Cascades. GROUSE SEASON OPENS SATURDAY Along with the high Cascade deer hunt. grouse season through- out the state opens Saturday also. An early chukar and Hungarian partridge season opens Sept. 14 in the southeastern corner of the state. Next big opening for Washing- ton hunters is Oct. 12 when the general deer, waterfowl and up- land game bird season starts. Opening weekend of pigeon and dove season was mild with pigeon hunters finding average hunting in western Washington Pigeons were more scattered than usual but bands of .up to a thousand 81 Junior Hi[h Footballers At First Practice Tht IN MASON coUNTY birds were seen areas. Yakima good dove LAST DEER Deadline is apply for permits. Although ing in more is no provision permits for anY have enough "lotted permits. cants will be drawings held ill, OLYMPIC NA R Shelton R= The open by the Campgrounds city use over end. Fishing in the Skokomish fair. Salvage o full swing Hoodsport All roads are All trails are dillon. Fishing all areas. the rivers. The to begin ThOSe trail scooters and place any happen to has been a trail for takes a lot of repair the stances, will yond repair. SNAIL-P/ CATCH Salmon a crawl this few kings limited Many along they are ready to spawn, very ing. Shirley an 22-2 king topped all Other kings Wallace Mood: 18-0. Lee Van Laanen 1 nes 13-6 all oU area. Silvers were t berg 6-0. Ruth Lyon 4-8. RoY in two outinl 4-0. Mary only r humpy, 4-0 Eighty-one Shelton junior high footballers, many bedeckedin grid toggs for the first time trooped out onto the practice field as open- lag Blazer workouts began Tues- day Head coach Bill Brickerr and assistants Walt Clayton and Jack Mallinger greeted 46 freshmen and 35 eighth-graders at the first turn: out. BUT JUST ISECAUSE these boys are young don't think they are all small. Exhibit A--237-1b. freshman letterman tackle Dave Gunter. Of course there are those on the other end of the weight scale too. Exhibit B---78-1b. eighth grader Lane Dorcy. Parents don't think for one min- ute that these two football play- ers will ever have to face each other in 3unior high school ball, unless I)orcy would happen to make the freshman team this year. Ninth-graders as well as those eighth-graders over 140 pounds are forced by a school ruling to play on the varsity freshman squad. Eighth-graders 140 pounds and under will play on Mallinger's eighth grade team unless they make the varsity. Briekert has two other letter- men returning in 145 pound fnll- hack Skip Pm'vis and 154 pound quarterback Chief Clayton, both freshmenl The junior high gridders were run thr,,k,ugh a light workout Tues- day, consisting mostly of running a few plays, blocking, tackling and stance drills. "We have more non-letterman expermnce this year", Brickert said. The Blazer's tied for the jun- ior high league championship last fall with Miller of Aberdeen and Hoquiam with a 4-2 season win- loss nlal'l{ TIlE FRESIIIIAN team has a six-game schedule slate with three home and three away games. MaN linger has tour games tentative- ly on the docket for his eighth graders in a new" Olympia league made up of Washington, Jeffer- son. Tumwater and Centralia jun- ior highs. The freshmen swing into action at Hoquiam either Sept. 19 or 20. Both eighth and ninth-grade sche- dules are tentative referring to fo dates because of possible high school or other activities clash- ing on the same dates. The rest of the varsity schedule lists Hop- kin here Sept. 26 or 27: Shelton at Centralia Oct, 3 or 4; Jeffer- son here Oct. 10 or 11 (night) Shel- ton at Miller Oct. 17 or 18; Bye Oct. 24 and Washington here Oct. or _Nov: Building Permit Rejeti0n Backed The Shelton Chamber of Com- merce, in a letter to the lVfason County Commission, voiced its sup- port for the commission's action in rejecting a building permit to W. A. Norris to establish an Auto wrecking yard at the intersection of Mill Creek Road and Highway 101. The comm|ssion also received' a letter from Clive Troy, county fair manager, expressing appreciation for the support the commission has given the fair INQUEST (Con,hlucd from pag'* l) home from the back porch of the Smith home was obscured stone- what by a tree at tile end of the Also on porch, although iL was possible to Court Tu see the garden by looking through Ihe branches of the tree and that 0.5 ft. a short distance from the porch, 10.0 ft. the view was almost unobstructed. 6.4 ft, Authorities said the shot which 10.6 ft. killed Mrs. Fruiclantie was fired from the back porch of the Smith -0.6 ft. home while a member of the Smith Hartline, 10.3 ft. family was shooting at the Fruich- 70 ft. antis dog which had come over on- 1.1 ft. %o the Smith property. Members of fle eoronor's jury vin hearing the case were John Ragan, and consU -0.6 ft. Jim Pauley, Ken Latham, L. A. 10.7 ft. Carlson, Ken Fredson and Richard 7.0 t: Angle. The pertinent has time table for dove and band" son Sept. 1-31 The day with the dove bag  with a posse Shooting half hour This table set ma. The hunting N Bept. 2 3 4: 4 5: 5 57 6 5: 7 57 8 57 9 57 10 5: Ii 5: 12 5 13 5: 14 5: 15 5: 17 18 5: 19 5: 20 5: 21 5: 22 23 24 5: 25 26 27 28 5: 29 5: 30 5: Zoning Itharge Charges zoning Dickey, CO., were lice cburt The city led. cars, alld, had been Judge vonld be determine ' a used car used for Sines were sold tbc have been