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September 16, 1971

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Curt Mae0mber appealed for support of a proposal to establish a yearly safety week in Belfair; a representative showed a rough draft of the map of this area which his firm is scheduled to print later in the year and Mrs. Flossie Cady gave thumbnail sketches comparfng Belfair's businesses with their counterparts in Heist, Belgium, where she spent a month this summer. It was Chamber of Commerce night in Belfair and members had enjoyed a dinner of fried geoduck steaks which had been donated by Dan Ewart to be served to Chamber members. Macomber had spoken to representatives of several "sa fe t y-oriented" organizations before attending the meeting and reported that all were in favor of sponsoring a safety week. The local fire department, the Red Cross, the State Patrol, the Sheriff's department .and Pack Rats would all be asked to show equipment and give tips on safety. Macomber was asked to work out his plans in more detail and return next month. Members of the Chamber approved the plans for the map of the North Mason section of Hood Canal which will be geared for tourists. Ad space is still being sold to defray the cost of the maps which will be given free to residents or tourists. In a brief account of,her stay in Belgium, Mrs. Cady compared businesses in Heist (pronounced Ayst) with local businesses offering the same services. Heist is a seacoast town, filled in a short two-month summer season with tourists so it has that much in common with Belfair. But strangers coming to the town are put up in private homes; all the townspeople rent one or more rooms in the summer since there are no State parks nearby~ Clerks in the shops have to be bilingual, many speaking several dialects of the native Flemish, French, Dutch and English. There's no supermarket in Heist; instead there are many small shops, each selling one thing. For fish one goes to the fish store, for meat to the meat store, for produce to a vegetable store. Even purses and shoes have separate stores instead of being combined as they are in this country. The pharmacy sells only medicine, no cosmetics or comic books. However, the hardware store did have a large variety of merchandise just like Belfair's local store. Some postcards picturing the dikes which have been built along the shoreline were passed around. Mrs. Cady said that pictures painted by artists who had set up easels on the dikes were raffled off among the spectators who had watched the pictures being painted. In the summertime the dikes are covered by families sunning themselves and when the tide comes in, instead of moving back as Belfairites do, they just make a little mud dike around their spot and let the water go around them while they continue to sit and sunbathe. She said the huge dike which protects them from the sea must make them "think dikes." Many of the shops in Heist are hard to recognize because they took just like homes. Usually the front is devoted to business and the family lives in back. A member of the family waits on the customers, sometimes getting up from the dinner table in the back quarters to come out front. Since their summer season is so short the shops stay open late, usually having shutters drawn in front when they finally close. MORALE IN TWO WARDS at Madigan Hospital was raised last Thursday when Emily Meyer of South Shore paid a visit to servicemen as part of her job as State Queen of the USO-GSO. (See Huckleberry Friend column.) QUEEN EMILY POSED with a wounded veteran for Army photographers while on her tour of Madigan Hospital. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~B~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A section of the She}ton-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 Published by Shelton Publishing, Inc., Post Office Box 430, Shelton, Washington 98584; telephone 426-4412. Subscription: $5.00 per year in Mason County; $6.00 per year elsewhere. ~~~1~~~!~!~~ VISITING HOSPITALIZED servicemen is part of the State USO-GSO Queen's job. Here Queen Emily chats with a wounded soldier at Madigan Hospital durin" a tour last Thursday afternoon. (See Huckleberry Fr, .nd umn.) Page 2 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - September 16, 1971 ft, / P.ob Ma / The North Mason Bulldogs opened their 1971 grid campaign on a sour note last Friday, as they traveled to Fort Lewis to play the Laughbon Panthers. When the final buzzer sounded, the score read 6-0 in favor of the Panthers. North Mason, being somewhat short-handed, only suited up 16 players for the game. Although a lack of man-power, the majority of the team are lettermen. The game saw many penalties, and quite a few mistakes, with both teams showing their rusty parts. The game's only score came on a costly mistake, a pitchout from junior quarterback Dave Dirksen to fullback Don Havens that got away into the hands of an alert defensive player who proceeded to take the ball 45 yards into the end zone. The try for the extra point failed as Laughbon attempted to run an end sweep. The bright spot for the Bulldogs was their defense. Led by seniors Mike Dillenburg and A1 Baselt, along with junior Jack Johnson, they held the Panthers to only 31 yards total offense in the game. Next on the schedule is Vashon, the Bulldog's first league game. After an idle week, North Mason will travel to play their arch-rivals on September 24. 1971 North Mason Football Schedule Sept. 24 Vashon .......there Oct. 1 Bainbridge ........ here 8 Sequim ............. here 14 Forks ........... there 22 Chimacum ........ here 29 Port Townsend .... there Nov. 5Lakeside ......... here 12 Ocosta ........... here Menu For North Mason Schools Sept. 20-24 MONDAY -- hamburger gravy over whipped potatoes, bread and butter sandwich, cabbage and carrot salad, cheese sticks, fruit jello, and milk. TUESDAY -- Chili, vegetable green salad, orange wedge, cinnamon roll and milk. WEDNESDAY -- Turkey chowmein over noodles, peanut butter sandwich, lettuce salad, ice cream and milk. THURSDAY -- Toasted cheese sandwich, cream of tomato soup, fruit salad, cake and milk. FRIDAY -- Italian spaghetti, green beans, tossed green salad, French roll, chocolate mounds and milk. et Sound National Bank The hometown bank. Non-League Results Laughbon 6, North Mason 0 Bainbridge 16, North Kitsap 12 Vashon 19, St. Martins 6 Chimacum 20, Forks O. School Boord meet set for Sept. 23 A special meeting of the North Mason School Board, to adopt the final budget, has been set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at the High School library. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the office of the School superintendent. OPEN HOUSE REMINDER Members of Evergreen Garden Club wish to remind local residents and former members of the club of the Open House to be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of Belfair Community Baptist Church in honor of the group's 30th anniversary. Everyone is welcome. A flower show, to be judged by Mrs. Ozzie Hooven of Bremerton, will be held in conjunction with the Open House. SPEAKER TAKEN A speaker was reported stolen from a car in the Belfair area September 6 according to a deputy-of the Sheriff's local office. GETTING IN SHAPE for entry in the November marathon race set in Seattle keeps Ted Johnson, 16, (left) and his Counselor at Mission Creek Youth Camp, Dick Parker, running eight miles every night. The Camp dog, Charlie Brown, keeps them company. "I just like to run." That was the reason given by Ted Johnson, 16-year old resident of Mission Creek Youth Camp when he applied for admission to a jogging class scheduled by Counselor Dick Parker. Ted had never participated in track events in school; he said his mother couldn't afford the special shoes and clothes nor the insurance fees required for sports participation, but his enthusiasm for running caught the attention of Parker and gave Ted a new interest in life. Now, on the days when Parker is on duty at the Camp, the pair can be seen each evening, accompanied by the Camp dog, Charlie Brown, running an eight-mile course from the camp to Tiger Lake, around the Lake and back to camp. And it's not all for fun. If Parker's hopes are attained, he will sonn secure a membership card for Ted in the A.A.U. (Amateur Athletic Union) and the couple will journey to Seattle early in November to compete in ~~ a marathon, running 26 miles and 385 yards. AS far as Parker knows, if Ted does enter the race, ~) Razor Cuts A Specialty ~) it will be the first time an entry Closed Mondays ~) was trained for it while in a state CR 5-6681 BELFAIR , institution. They don't expect to win; they just hope to be able to run ...... - .... - ..... -=--~ ............ - ........ --------- ........ -: the entire distance without falling out along the way. Parker entered his first marathon last February in Seaside, Ore. when a brother-in-law cha!lenged him to try running that distance. He only spent two days training for it by 12-mile runs down North Shore, but he made it to the end, coming in 179th out of about 450 entries. He thinks over half didn't NEW CONSTRUCTION--REMODELING--ROOFING DECKS--CONCRETE WORK FORMICA--CERAMIC TILE Free Estimates Call CR 5-2196 Collect increase their nightly runs to 16 miles, with someone furnishing some liquid refreshment somewhere along the route. In the actual marathon, stands are set up every five .miles to furnish water, chocolate milk or juices. Ted's mother plans to travel from Tacoma to Seattle on the day of the race to stand on the sidelines and cheer as her son goes by. Meanwhile, back at the Camp, Charlie Brown and the boys will be waiting to hear how their two friends fare in the big race. For those who like to collect odd bits of information: Long, long ago, according to Parker, a soldier in one of the Greek wars ran the 25 miles from the battlefield to his home-town, Marathon, Greece, to announce their victory. Upon reaching the town, he had only enough breath left to shout "We wont.'' when he toppled over dead from exhaustion. Which is where the name marathon for long distance races originated. So how come the course is not 25 miles long? ACcording to Parker, it was until sometime in the 1930's when the King and Queen of England wanted to see both the start and finish of the Commonwealth marathon and the course had to be lengthened to accomodate them. The 26 miles and 385 yards were the measurements of the lengthened course, and this is the length they have remained ever since. COMPLETE ELECTRICAL WIRING And HEATING SERVICE Terms. of course, BankAmericards Welcome Free Delivery G.E. Appliances at Discounted Prices Frank May P.O. Box 575 CR 5-2020 RANDALL, Chiropractor "; ..... ............... ......... : ..... ....... -: ......... Now Practicing At ' ' complete the course. i As the day of the marathon HUNTING SEASON AHEAD approaches, the couple plans to Shop now for best prices and selection | St. lit. I, Box 252, Belfair o, AMMUN,T,ON ood Supp,y, il ] HATS - VESTS -- BOOTS - RAIN GEAR I Hero Now ALL LICENSES and TAGS available here. | | Shell of the Future I Pke CR5-3110 !l We will special order any hard to get ammunition.| J Bank Americard and Master Charge Welcome ! I ,=~A~= s.m ! ,u.,.,and Friday--|0 to noon-1:30 to5 IBEtFAIR~HAm)WA~E! I I Evening 7 to 8:30 P.M. ' CR5-2921 [ ERNIE & HAROLD ARIES [ I Radiator Repair [ Wed. and Thurs.- 10 to noon- 1:30 to 6 CR 5-2031 8:30 -- 6:00 l Winterize Servic, Now l September 16, "971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page ,