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September 16, 1971

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ight Long-ime Islan er 3ER Mary M. Knight With a new Gene in his task of )al he and junior previous year, :nt of District and Trout Lake Started off with Colin Core and Core is the director. He grade English Science. Miss grade English, grade Social directs girl's the library. at St. Martins the tad Miss Larsen ram Western College last Enrollment in M.M.K. is down this year to 122 students. This is a drop of 20 from last year's 142. Most of the loss was in the elementary and junior high school sections. The high school enrollment remained about the same as last year. "Normal fluctuations will cause these figures to differ throughout the year," said Mrs. Dorothy Trimble, the school's secretary. Sept. 3, student body and class elections were held. For the A.S.B., Brian Clevenger was elected president, Tim Trimble was elected vice-president, and Annette Painter was elected secretary. Class officers are now: Seniors: Brian Brehmeyer, president; Mike Short, vice-president; Millie Howard, secretary-treasurer; Ray Rothrock and Tim Frodsham, Student Council representatives. Juniors: Randy Reeve, president; Dennis Norwood, vice-president; Bill Hickson, secretary; Bob Crabtree and Beth Brehmeyer, Student Council representatives. Sophomores: Darl Goldy, president; Steve Chappell, vice-president; Nayna Frodsham and Carl Lovgrin, Student Council representatives; Karen Lillie, secretary. Freshmen: Diane Cook, president; Lorri Trimble; vice-president; Rita Schmidtke, secretary; John Hickson and Peggy Lillie, Student Council representatives. Even with M.M.K.'s financial difficulties, the school year has got off to a real good start. The people of the community appear to want to keep M.M.K. as was illustrated by the 117 yes to 7 no votes in last June's levy. As one student put it, "It looks as if we're here to stay." By CARMEN YATES HARSTINE - Harstine hearts are very, very heavy this week. The loss this past weekend of John Hitcheock is going to leave one great big hole in the Island for a long, long time to come. For folks the likes of this wonderful man are truly few and far between. I feel privileged to have been one of 'his kids' while he was the bus driver here on the Island. Without exception he was adored by each child who rode his buses during the 21 years he drove from 1942 through 1963 and each of 'his kids' loved him in return. I can't remember him ever losing his patience and the bus was never disorderly either And where I was concerned his patience really equaled that of Job. For to know where I was going to catch his bus in those first days we lived on the Island John had to carefully check the weather to determine whether it was calm enough for my boat trip across the water to the O'Brien house of if I'd be rowing part way and leaving my boat to hike through the woods on a trail that followed an old logging road about a mile to the main road a ways down the road north of our present mailbox. And if I was running a little late, which all too often, was frequent John was born in 1896 in Tacoma Feb. 16. An interesting coincidence is, that Beuhla although a few years younger was also born Feb. 16. (Boy, they sure messed up that old theory that for a truly great marriage, opposites should marry, huh?) His family moved to the Island to the house now owned by Mrs. Madge when John was 14 years old. Four years later when he was 18 he became one of the Charter members of the Harstine Grange when it was formed in December. However, John dropped his membership for a short time and later was reinstated in 1927 and has been a continuous member since then, earning his 25 year pin in 1952. John also had a Past Master's pin. In 1923 John and Moses Sutton who was like a very close and special uncle to John, built John and Beulha's honeymoon cottage on the property now owned by Lloyd and Ruth Goodwin. Moses was a real Jack of All Trades, the least of which wasn't carpentry. In July of 1924 John and Beuhla were married in her parents home in Shelton. They lived in the cabin until their growing family ( a boy Lyle and a girl, Pauline) made the cabin seem to shrink. They talked of adding on to make more rOom. the Goodwin's son, Dick miraculously getting out alive, for he was home alone and asleep at the time the fire started. Several years later the Goodwins rebuilt their present home. About 1962 the big Hitchcock house was sold to Sid and Frances Madge. Following John's retirement the Hitchcock's pursued their favorite two hobbies, traveling and being rock hounds and just enjoying nature in general. They made several trips south to join other ardent" rock hounds. The recounting of those trips added much color to this column from time to time. Yes, John is certainly going to be missed so much by all who knew him. For to know John was to love him as he loved everyone too. And that is a goodly number of folks. For my own part 1 am so thankful that I and my family knew him for as long as we have. Friends everywhere extended their most sincere sympathy to the family. A memorial service was held in Shelton Tuesday this week. The family suggested in lieu of flowers a donation to your favorite charity or because John and Beuhla both loved children so much and the feeling was mutual, a donation to the Children's still have what the American people used to have more than they do now; pride in their country and they really work together to help keep it neat and clean and attractive. Even the people's attitude concerning thoughtfullness of others, consideration and simple courtesies is so very noticeably different across the border. And their ferry service, even the ferries themselves are such a contrast too. The Canadian ferries are so much more comfortable and stress care and comfort of their passengers. The personel takes time to be sure everyone is having a pleasant trip and locating anything they might not be able to find and even stop from time to time to point out points of interest enroute. An Islander is a candidate for Pioneer School Board. Reid Mitchell, who now owns his own Real Estate Business in Shelton filed this past Monday and will be opposing John Cook, the incumbent. Congratulations are in order for Bob Ireland. Last week his fellow Safeway employees awarded Bob their Courtesy Award for the week by their vote. Bob manages the Dairy Case department at Safeway. underwent surgery Friday. He was reported doing very well over the weekend and it was expected he'd be able to come home sometime this week. The Women's Club met at the new home of Eileen Cruickshank last Thursday with a small group of the membership present. An election of officers was held and Kay Braget was elected president, yours truly vice president and Eileen graciously offered to continue as secretary-treasurer for the coming year. The club welcomed the new members, Liz Allison who re-joined the club after a few year's absence and Beth Miner, a new Island resident. The Social Club met with a small group at the hall Friday evening. Main topic of discussion was the very, very successful dance over the Labor Day weekend. This year the profits were over $330 for the most successful dance to date. Hey, kids! Pick up that em s Orthopedic Hospital. Last week after quite a long at the and still tying up my boat on the Then John's folks came up with And Islanders this week alsoseige in the Mason General 41- winner could enter the National near Kent to attend a Teach-in-for beach below the O'Brien home he the best solution to the problem, extend their sincere sympathy to Hospital Gene Seward was 8./-I -_ A mostcontest. Teens Sept. 18. The all day still didn't know until he saw the as they were having the exact another Ballow couple who have transferred to the new St. Peter's the Skokomish Booster night, an open house meeting will cover Who Am I?, whites of my eyes. opposite trouble - just rattling also suffered a recent loss. Ruth Hospital in Olympia wherehe Friday & Saturday k Was Mrs Alva program for Grangers and theWhat Shall I do?, Temptation and When any of his young around in a house they'd and Lloyd Goodwin had the sad '"~~ ~ g Vegetables and public will be held Sept" 24 at the Hw T Meet It?' What Abut passengers were interested in the utgrwr ' S the tw families duty f flying back hme' t I' I R[' i County booth Fair Grounds. Skokomish Grange T.he Future? In the evening they Island's history John would just switched houses. Wisconsin, to attend the funeral tair. Mrs. Miller is will not have its regular meeting wm enjoy a fried chicken dinner happily delve into his memory In later years when their own of Ruth's father Fred Trotzer just prior to the Holiday weekend of ,Uth Hawk who that night, and singing, banks to while away the miles and family was grown and had left Lab rved:Y" minutes along his long route, their home John and Beuhla many Years ago in Lecturer Phyllis Brown askedPastor Howard Spear, his wife Many of us a-'---re much wiser and found themselves in just about e the Labor Day weekend ~ot and on the for stories recollecting some Doris and AI Tumin were guestsat i Jim McAuliffe's brother-in-law, richer where the Good Old Days' the same position. So they made Mik; Podielski of Santa Clara, ration, episode of the Granger's school the Yokefellow party last of this Island are concerned for plans to change to a smaller home Coy With children years. Harold ltunter told about Saturday at the Washington ~elr e line he a | talents and th t nd Gib Rucker Correction Center.Spear is a having ridden,'John'sbus, again. The building that hadCall. dropped forabriefvisitand Y an adventure and experimented in chemistry class leader of one ofthe weekly At Johns retirement party served as the Ballow school had an oyster feast, much to the / he Simpson Timber Company is I With pride thewith the alarm system and made Yak e fellow groups which held at the Community Hall the been moved to just inside the latter's delight. He was enroute to | Is these former all the buzzers go on all at once in promote emotional and spiritual summer of 1963 the Islanders entrance of the gate to the big Victoria toseeaboutasiekship / offering a $100 reward for tnd the success the high school and it was some growth among the members, turned out about as close as you house. Here it was used as the Orvaline and Jim aids just I i. Whenltoid time before they could be shut The first meeting of the new could get to one hundred per cent post office once the consolidation returned this past Sunday evening / information leading to the arrest I are unable tooff. Yes, Prof. Loop caught them. year of Hood Canal Woman's club to show their love and to express of the three Island schools had from a five day trip up into child to readEsther and Ran Shipley and will be held in the Potlatch their appreciation to this taken place and it wasn't needed Canada. They went as fareastas / I00 in spelling daughter Julie have purchased the clubhouse today, Sept. 16, marvelous friend and neighbor, for that purpose. The Hitchcocks Penticton, which is to the north and conviction of the person, or | nSense, I could Art Nicklaus home in Grapeview. preceded by lunch at 11:30 a.m. And, of course, there were a had the building moved to its of Wenatchee. From there they 1 I Esther is the daughter of Mr. and The 2:00 p.m. program willgoodly many from off the lsland, present location and theyadded turned west and traveled through / persons, stea I i no logging t a roll of toilet Mrs. ArvidJohnsonofSkokomish feature Hoodsport Boy Scouts too,, which included partof'his onto it for their home. Theliving Hope and on to Vancouver where / equipment from their timber" I and wouldn't Valley. f eft m and 4-H club members, kids which had grown up and and kitchen were remodeled from they ferried over to Victoria. For ' noses. This New owners o prop y " Jan Valley is flying to moved away making their own the old building, and bedrooms the most part they had very nice / 1 the days of the Valley are Mr. and Mrs. England Sept. 17 where she will homes elsewhere. In place of a and bathroom and porches added weather" One rdght it rained quite lands logging sites. Call 426-3381 money tree, a small yellow school making a very cozy comfortable hard but they were traveling so I tse~fflr ! ~.~ '~l~u~-f~!'l~e6ed 6~:C~shman who enter college. Jan, granddaughter bus was stuffed with lots of that hbtne. , didn't mind too much and one / Ext, 233. .... | ~te'rn~$.S~l~t.~ bought :.the Stanley Strong farm. , of .Mr, .a~d Mr,s. Chat .Valley , green folding stuff. That little bus " ' Their ~honeymoon cabin was day of light showers. But they ?tluck dinner i '~Fh6,, Teeds ~ of Skokombsh enf6a:~d'? college iii Hai~/hii l~t 'has beela one of the Hitchcock's sold to the Goodwin family about couldn't help but notice some of/ .... ~ ' i inade to theC6~m'unity Church will be year. most cherished possessions ever 1946 or 47. In March of 1955 the the distinct contrasts between the i Winner so the traveling to the Park of The Pines since that day. cabin burned to the ground with two countries. The Canadians, 8-13 'hies! rill oF a 1971 N awarded in 'petition Jr ComPetition ~on Winning, re3ister now LilliwauP Vance Ba By VIVIEN OLSON L1LLIWAUP - Daisy Vance is back in the Shelton Hospital again, tier daughter, Marilyn Johnston, says Daisy get lonely and would enjoy hearing from her many friends in the area. Cards and messages will help the long hospital days go faster. Visitor From Seattle Agnes Smith of Seattle has been a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoover of Indian Beach. Mrs. Smith is Mrs. Hoover's mother. Hospitalized Mrs. Dave Collins has been in Tacoma General Hospital for the past two weeks following surgery for a ruptured appendix. She is feeling better and hopes to be coming home soon aC/'$ A once-a-year kind of adventure. Big Belgians, crazy rides, thousands of exhibits, raspberry jam- packed Scones, band concerts, fantastic arrange- ments of fruits and vegetables and a talent heavy Grandstand Show. Once a year it's yours for 9 days. 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