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September 9, 1971

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Judging by past interest by North Mason citizens in land and water development there will be a big turnout Sept. 20 to hear County Planner Jim Connolly and the County Planning Commissioners discuss the proposed zoning ordinance. Despite the many hours of work these men have spent to formulate this ordinance (this is the third draft) there are probably a few things they've overlooked or a few things that absolutely will not meet with the approval of the majority. And judging from past experience a citizen from this end of the County may come up with some constructive criticism to make needed changes. North Mason citizens have been waiting a long time for some kind of zoning regulations and probably every one of them has a different idea of what they should be. This meeting will give each one an opportunity to present any pet idea not already incorporated in the ordinance or to object to something with which he does not agree. A lot can be accomplished at the meeting IF everyone attending has read the ordinance and knows what it's all about. Intelligent discussion can add needed regulations or delete offensive ones. But what a waste of time it will be if most people have no idea what the zoning ordinance is about (a brief idea of its purpose is in a story in this issue of the paper) for it is much too long and detailed to expect Connolly to cover every relevant point if he has to give a condensation of its contents for the benefit of the uninformed. Except for Shelton and Belfair proper most of us will probably end up living in suburban use districts. Those of us who still have vacant lots around us may wonder what the chances are of having some business creating noise or parking problems go in next door. The section on suburban residential district use covers almost two pages of typed legal-size paper. It covers the purpose of the district, the permitted uses, the conditionally permitted uses, minimum lot sizes, minimum yard requirements, lot coverage, building height and off-street parking requirements. If Connolly has to take time to read each point covered for the edification of a few who did l't bother to read it first, it will waste the time of all those who did come prepared to ask intelligent questions or make helpful suggestions. If you put off reading the ordinance until the last minute, like the Sunday night before the meeting, I can guarantee you won't find it as interesting as Bonanza, but at least you will be doing your part to see that the purpose of the meeting is accomplished, that time is not wasted explaining facts that most of the others already know by having glanced through the ordinance before attending. So, if you plan to come to tile meeting, may I repeat a phrase I'M forever addressing to our children'? "Don't forget to do your homework." Past members and interested friends of the Evergreen Garden Club are invited to join members of the group at an Open House celebrating its 30th anniversary to be held Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belfair Community Baptist church. Special invitations have been sent to past presidents of the club, according to President Mrs. William Moyer, who hopes that many of them will attend. Evergreen Garden Club members, which have been limited to not more than 20 at a time through the years, have long taken part in community service. They planted and maintain the small gardens at the Belfair Shopping Center and for over 20 years they sponsored the Junior Fair at Belfair Elementary School, a popular project which was abandoned this year due to the gradual large increase in number of participants putting too great a strain on the budget for all those seeds and ribbons. One month a year they furnish the flowers for the Belfair Community Baptist Church; they also regularly furnish flowers for the Naval Hospital, a nursing home and the YMCA in Bremerton. Each June a graduate of North Mason High School is awarded a $75 scholarship by the group. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 Dennis 'Ohlde, a soon-to-be-married bachelor, is the new wildlife agent of the State Game Department in the North Mason area. He replaces Bob Forbes who has been transferred to the Sequim area. Ohlde has served with the Game Department for three years in Ellensburg while majoring in biology at Central Washington State College. After three weeks spent in this area, Ohlde, a native of Ellensburg, says he is "very impressed." Within a few weeks he will be married to Miss Orvilla Nieland of Raymond and will bring his bride back to Belfair to share the South Shore home formerly occupied by Forbes. Besides protecting wildlife, agents enforce game laws, carry out department policies and act as public relations agents. Anyone wishing to contact Ohlde may do so through the Washington State Patrol office in Bremerton or by calling him at home, CR 5-3409. pier repair A little headway in plans to repair the North Shore pier was noted at last week's meeting of the Allyn Port District Commission. Engineer Larry Osborne reported that all fourteen departments whose approval must be gained for shore development had okayed the district's plans and the final okay from the Department of Ecology had been promised later in the week. Which leaves only one more okay to get, from the Army Corps of Engineers. Most of the citizens who signed a petition or wrote letters to the Corps objecting to repair plans as originally planned by the commissioners have withdrawn their objections, Osborne stated. He was set to meet with Corps personnel later in the week to decide how the remaining few should be contacted. It was noted that the Thurston-Mason County Health department had requested that Sanicans be provided on Port district property at the site of the NEW WILDLIFE AGENT in the North Mason area is Dennis Ohlde, a native of E!lensburg. dock for four months, June, July, August and September rather than just the three summer months as planned. Osborne's recommendations for work to be done on the dock at Allyn were accepted by the Board. He stated that his inspection of the float showed that it had deteriorated with age, the decking shows signs of rot, and he advised that the existing pilings, which are still in good condition, be relocated so a new float would give maximum utilization of the site. A meeting is being arranged between the Port commissioners and an official of the Health department to inspect the North Shore house owned by the district to determine whether or not its septic tank system is adequate. A visitor to the meeting, Roy Boad, requested that the property owned by the district at its North Shore boat launch site be extended into a multiple use recreation area, with a swimming area roped off at one end and possibly a wading pool for toddlers back from the shoreline. At present, without a roped-off area to designate it for swimming, which will require an okay from the Corps of Engineers, the commissioners have been against swimmers using the property because of the danger of someone being hit by a boat using the facilities. No official action was taken on Boad's request. A story which had appeared in the local newspaper telling of two incidents in which swimmers would not get out of the way for boats wishing to use the ramp was denounced as "sensational and untrue" by the visitor. A check at the local Sheriff's office the following day, to determine if facts had been misrepresented in the story, which had originally come from that office, revealed that "all of the facts in the story were completely accurate," according to the deputy on duty. Published by Shelton Publishing, Inc., Post Office Box 430, c, bet ton, Washington 98584 ; telephone 426-4412. Subscription: $5.00 per year in Mason County; $6.00 per year elsewhere. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Martin Tate. Every seven years, and this was one of them, Mr. Tate's birthday falls on Labor Day and everyone in the country takes the day off from work to celebrate the date. For his 75th birthday he donned a sombrero for a birthday picture and said "The secret of long life is not to worry; always look on the sunny side of things." He and his wife live on the Old Belfair Highway. Page 2 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - September 9, 1971 IIIll~ 00000000 If you are in the age bracket of 7 to 14, you are invited to join the Explorer's Group meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. This Bible study group is starting a new program at the Pleasant Valley Church of God with handbooks for study being furnished by the church. Awards at a Court of Knowledge are set for once each month. A membership award of a red vest can be earned with attendance at four meetings. The Andrew Award will be given for bringing a guest who in turn becomes a member. Other awards will be earned that include the Treble Clef for learning songs. Don't forget, if you are between the ages of seven and fourteen, Wednesday night can be your thing. Rhonda and Kathy Williams are finding it hard to return to school after two weeks of attending church camp at Panhandle Lake. While water sports and archery were part of the many camp activities, the handcraft project, a jewelry box made by each of the girls, will hold many camp memories. Vacation plans for Gary and Sharon Blankenship came to what could be called a smashing stop when they were involved in a collision on the second day of a planned tour of Vancouver Island. Fortunately there was no one injured. A five-day stay at Malahat while the car was being repaired gave time for renting a car to visit some of the scenic spots not seen from the Tallyho ride. Of special interest was a visit to the newly opened museum that features the arts and weaving of the Northwest Indian. The totem designs and carvings are native only to the upper coast and Washington, with this distinction made to correct the impression that other tribes did the same type of craft. There were many activities slated for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the confederacy of Canada. Plans to visit the Campbell River were changed with an early return home in the repaired car. Sharon is feeling much better about the whole thing now as her kitchen is being remodeled with new banks of cupboards promising roomy space from a lady's viewpoint, and will be convenient for cooking and baking. The Northwest Regional fastpitch tournament made a full August weekend for the teams and for the Ted Worms family. Mr. Worms is a member of the Bremerton Pay 'n Pak team that won the Puget Sound League title plus being the host for the eleven teams entered in the tournament. His son, Todd, was also in the winner's circle as batboy for the team. With the conclusion of the Red Cross swim classes at the MacGeorge's Panther Lake home, the big wish by all the kids is to do it again, maybe next summer? Water Safety swim instructor, Mrs. Bernice Ashman, with the assistance of Youth Red Cross volunteers, had 57 enrolled in the classes for the two-week session, and was very pleased with the participation as well as the lake facilities. For Delivery Seattle Times Phone CR 5-2402 Ervin Furchert Awards of progress were given to those showing readiness for advancement in the following categories of swimmer: Beginners - Kathy Gunselman, Bradley Nuszbaum; Advanced Beginners - Scott Gibson, Dan Hannan, Jeff Hannan, Joe Hannan, Allen Hodge, Mike Kemp, Kevin MacGeorge, Camilla Nuszbaum; Intermediate - Darren MacGeorge, Gwen Pederson, Linda Pederson, Gayle Olson. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Durgin are visiting with the R. E. MacGeorge family on Panther Lake in one of the many planned exchange visits between the two families for future vacations and holidays. The Durgins had made the move from Florida to Kent 6 years ago to be nearer their relatives. The recent job transfer of Mr. Durgin to Inglewood, California had the MacGeorge family helping in the move to the new home. Stops were made by the group to see the beauty and the snow that surrounded Crater Lake, and then go on a tour of Disneyland. The MacGeorge family's return to Washington was made up Highway 101 with special enjoyment of the miles and miles driven near a fragrant Sunkist lemon grove. They had never seen so many beans and tomatoes before as those that were being hauled in huge open trailer trucks t o the canneries. There were many fields of growing things but Mrs. MacGeorge said they needed some sort of sign to identify what was being raised. However, they had no trouble identifying the scented onion fields. Kevin and Daren MacGeorge later returned by plane to Inglewood. While there they were fortunate in a visit to Sea World to see Shamu the Killer Whale just before the whale's fatal injury. Seeing monkeys, zebras and lions live and in living color was special on the visit to Safari Land. SwiCnming in the ocean with the huge swells was quite a change from the home lakes. , The Durgins joined the two boys in the return flight to their home at Panther Lake in time to travel to the Hood Canal Floating Bridge at 5 a.m. Tuesday to watch the naval vessels pass through. Earlier in the summer the two families made weekend trips to Coulee Dam, Mt. Rainier, and Victoria, B.C. While traveling on the Princess Margarite, Kevin and Darren were so well-behaved that they were invited to the wheelhouse to help steer the ship. pevlew Mr. and Mrs. Alva Miller Ruth Thomas Alva Miller F wed in Aberdeen ceremony In a single-ring ceremony at the Aberdeen home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Dowie Thomas was married to Mr. Alva Miller last Saturday afternoon. The groom and his late wife were friends for many years of the bride and her late husband, Frank Thomas. Officiating at the ee~mony, held in the home of Mrs.Margaret By LOUISE EWART -- 426-4925 Grapeview School this year. Several Grapeview ladies enjoyed a day in Seattle with hostess Hazel Robinson. This talented and gradious lady served luncheon in her lovely apartment, and entertained by playing the organ for her guests. The ladies who attended the luncheon were Faye Soulc, Marge Holl, Margret Kochansky, Ethel Buckingham, and Pearl Retzman. The Buckinghams enjoyed a visit from friends of twenty years when the Barretts, Cliff and Vic of Gardner, were house guests for several days. The Garcias were guests of M a rge and Clem Holl for Wednesday until Monday. The men went fishing on the river and the ladies just enjoyed each other's company. Mrs. Garcia lived in Grapeview for many years and is remembered as Evelyn Hysom. Visitors to the Eacrett home were cousins Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller and children, Brian and Sandy. The Millers had just returned from an assignment of two years on Kwajelein. They are on their way to New Jersey to be re-assigned. Capt. (USNR) and Mrs. Frank Bampton and daughter, Mat=ha Ann, were also guests of the Eacretts and a weekend was spent on a trip around the loop. The men fished for salmon while the rest of the party explored the Rain Forest Our grade school principal, Art Zehe, opened the school doors and rang the bell last Wednesday morning, officially starting a new school year here at Grapeview. A record number of students are enrolled in the sixth grades - would you believe sixty-four children in our little school? Mrs. Norma Olsen will have charge of the "little" room, with grades one and two. Mrs. Jim Watson has grades three and four in the "new" room and Mr. Zehe has charge of the fifth and sixth grades. Our loyal bus driver, Russ Wells, was back on the job again as well as Melba Hanson our "delicious" cook. Grapeview School Di;ectors serving our District No. 54 are Chairman Don Pogreba, Phil Hardie and clerk Hildred Bunch. Thanks go to Mr. Zehe for sending home with the children a "Grapeview school Calender" which is a real help all year. Best wishes to the "Birthday boy of the week", Brian Hardie, who celebrated his birthday Tuesday, September the 7th. Mr. Dwight Brownfield is now in the hospital in Shelton where they have been watching his progress on a heart monitor and he may be operated on soon and have a new pacemaker installed near his heart. My mother, Mrs. W. J. Vigus, of Tacoma is now on the waiting list for two cornea transplants, and has been notified she will have one hour notice to enter the hospital for the operation. A second operation will be at least two months after the first transplant. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Watson (Nancy Fitch) recently returned from their wedding trip to California where they visited Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and spent several days at the beaches. The new home is in Olympia. Mrs. Watson will teach third and fourth grade at the and beaches. While in Sequim they stopped to see Mr. and Mi's. Fogde, was the Reverend Wendell Harder of the Belfair Community Baptist Church. Mrs. Fogde served as matron of honor for her mother: bridesmaids were Phyllis Miller: daughter-in-law of the groom and Virginia Kanarr, sister-in-law of the bride. Alva Miller, Jr. was best man. After a reception following the ceremony, also held in the Fogde home, t~ouple returned to Allyn where/'hey will continue to live. Both have lived in Allyn for many years. Mrs. Miller first moved to Allyn in 1926 where she taught school for three years before moving to the Skokomish Valley as a teacher. She taught there for 17 years, then taught at Aberdeen, Allyn and Port Clarance Kongsle. Orchard before becoming a Mr. and Mrs. Win. R. Spooner substitute teacher in the North flew to Europe in August. They flew from Vancouver to Frankfort Germany then on to Prague, Poland to visit Mrs. Spooner's sister, Eleanor Mitchell. Then on to sunny Italy, (very hot according to Mrs. Spooner). ttowever, they managed to find several clean beaches and enjoyed cooling off in the Mediterranean sea. Waiting for them in Naples was a four-week old grandson that they were thrilled to meet. Rusty and Linda Humphrey are the proud parents. Rusty received his Doctor's degree in Physics at the U. of Washington and is now working on nuclear research at the University of Naples. The Spooners spent one day at Pompei, and spent two days touring the city of Rome. It was then necessary for Louise to return as school would be starting and she is librarian at North Mason High School but Bill stayed on to go to England and Scotland to visit friends and relatives. He plans to return in October. Henry and Elizabeth Gatlin enjoyed a recent trip around the Loop with sons, Sam and Dave. Dave will be goirg back to college fall quarter. 8 Week Course Starts Sept. 15 Classes and Registration l0 a.m. to 1 p.m. At Purdy Community Hall Bring piece of washed driftwood, an old towel, note paper, sack lunch and cup. For further information call Mrs. Glenn C. Collins 884-3784 Mrs. Glen Gruenig 884-3477 Mason School district to round out a 43-year teaching career. Mr. Miller served as a P.U.D. line foreman in Shelton for many years. Besides Alva, Jr. of Seattle. Mr. Miller is the father of ttoward, of Wisconsin, Edward, of Shelton and Glen, of Belfair. Menu For North Mason Schools Sept. 13 To Sept. 17 MONDAY -- Boston baked beans/wieners, spinach, cole slaw, hot corn bread, cupcakes, milk. TUESDAY -- Hamburger stroga noff/noodles, buttered mixed vegetables, carrot & celery sticks, fresh cantaloupe, hot rolls, milk. WEDNESDAY -- Chicken rice soup, bologna sandwich, pineapple cottage cheese salad, brownie, milk. THURSDAY -- Sloppy Joes, lettuce & tomato salad, mixed fruit dessert, milk. FRIDAY -- Hamburger pizza, lettuce wedge with thousand island dressing, cinnamon apple sauce, sugar cookies, milk. National Bank The hometown bank. September 9, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 7