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OUJ./ 0 =, ..PJ o OU tJ£.L .tuk V  ortland, Ore rS along with long- &apos;'l)ois_tened with ,'apt in- --en. uon Tuesday noon :_aes reviewed for them d rk Reed during a ,Ue¢lieated.. to his memo- °rving the 30th anni- his death on Sept. 5, present-day Mason old as well as the same interest Journal reprints the highlights or IV£r. Reed's life, James. since the at- here as a 1853 can be credit- done more for this county and this rk E. Reed: storekee- luraberman, railroa- lder, banker, politician a and great citizen." REED was born m ¢. 23, 1866, and even n|ans ilec=r Talk On M|gh||ghts From Life Of Mark E. Reed md Ray Neilson, were given sentences on degree burglary in Mason Court before Friday• ordered each 30l]ti]s to serve five it ,ry confinement in Jail, and told them !t time they should hat they had done act if they got into 1! they could spend Years in prison. i! kl[}ED guilty to the st. them stemming -m at Mt. View h equipment from sta removed,., some kept abandoned in the ,r distance away. ir br the boys, Glenn ,: Lgner ;lad Dolq Horo- ,. :, ' Son, told the court been made a had .:/ :e h0ol Property which  "ecovered. before Judge charges was Port Ange- 3ointed at.- Bail was set with first ISed of forging Womn to a tnree: on charges He raS hl the credit for time released from jail 0Sen held since his esented by Tre- attorney• during the by the t which arrest of Wag'- llesults in Driver was treated at ,ital for in- a traffic acei- released. 25, Shel- of one of the accident about on the MaUock nAiles west st Patrol said he head• Collided with by Willian S. The State Pc- eke was east- Road and of the cen- Mallow MaN right, and his the left rear car. The Van- )if the road on lg a bank. to the $125 to MaN :i: ill  educatio ss • 4 / "tOll on Monday, registering 12-week Principal e Reed building • by telephone driving but oth- wh cn - make though he rose to national pronu- mrme ir financial, industrial anti political circles, this area always was his home base. "The type of springboard which launched young Mark Reed into a business career is no longer with us. In his day, and until less than a decade ago, there were grocery stores whieb took orders by messenger or telephone, stuffed the boxes with prunes, flour, sea- soning, spuds and whatnot ann sent them to the home by dray. Most boys of his time got jobs de- livering groceries and hat's how Mark Reed first earned money and learned the fundamentals of busi- ness• "tits father sent him to Cali-' ormi,:,. Military Acaden,y at Cak-. land for an education mid he later worked under his father as a dep- uty state auditor and as secretary of the State Land Commission. Until IBM came Lo Olympia two years ago, the pay warrants used in our state wore those designed by Mark Reed over 65 year ago. "Because he had a rugged phy- sique and a fondness for outdoor life. lV£ark Reed did not take to clerical work or the uneventful affairs of the law offices of his day. He formed a logging venture with Ike Ellis and thereby learn- ed the best lesson of his life. He went gloriously broke. "After this collapse of his first bu:;inTs Math Reed trek P. job as foreman with the Simpson Log- ging Company. "SOL G. SIMPSON died in 1906 and was succeeded as president by a 300-pound financier. Alfred H. Anderson. Mark Reed continued as general manager of Simpson's varied mercantile, logging ann shipping interests until Anderson died in 1916. He then became pre- sident. "Mark Reed had every opportu- nity to leave Shelton and count his money in the big cities• But in the 1920's have first hand know- Shelton we have now would never ledge of the dcc.ion: nade by h'vc been. Net':her would there Mark Reed which led to Shelton becoming the industrial center tt is today. "Mark Reed had the vision to see what could grow here through the development of shingle mills, saw mills and the conversion ot waste into chip for pulp mills• "Simpson Logging Company had been selling billions of feet of logs up-sound, down-sound ann cross-sound for 35 years. It was under no compulsion to enter the lumber trade in Shelton Its in- he didn't. His home -- the Cole- come through sales to the mills of nial House remained here. Tacoma, Seattle and Everett could "Only you who were living here have remained fabulous and the tlilll 77th YEAR--NO. 38 Thursday, Septembe 19. 1963 have been the Port of Olympia as it exists today• "But Mark Reed wanted more for Shelton. He was concerne(1 about the utilization of hemlock, then considered a tree of low qual- ity, or even a weed. "IN 1924 SHELTON was elec- trified by headlines • . . Simpson Logging Company announced tt had formed the Reed Mill Com- pany and . . . would build Shel- tows first sawmill to cut hem- lock. ". .... next to be announced was the decision of the Henry McCleary Timber Company to Entered as second class matter at the, post of flee at Shelton. Washington under Act of 5Iarch 8. 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cola. Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingto,i I0 Cents per Copy 16 Pages -- 2 Sections Aerial View O/ Corrections Center Construction CONSTRUCTION POGRESThis aerial view gives an excellent picture, of the compliX of buildings which is developing as con- - :struc'bn pr6gres ot the Washington Corrections Center North- . west af.,Shlon. This photo-was taken from the south The two .... saped:<buildings(r+th f*0regro/¢i'are,tY/o ni'r),jmum security housing units, Dfectly in back o them :alrdtw0':Similar shaped medium Security housing units. In the far Upper left hand cor- ner is the warehouse and heating plant. Directly in back of the medium security building on the left is the:big combination kitchen, gymnasium and general purpose building. To the' rght of this is Festival Meeting is Tonight t|,¢ .llvu(; =n to the right of that: the dental building and the re- ceptien and ,reatment building. !P the upper right is the admin- istration building, with the control bUilng to the left of it and to the left ofthat, about in the centeP in te back of the pictuvethe • maximum Security building, The outline of: the.location of part .Of the fence which will surround the Site can:be seen in the foE: ground and on the right. There are numerous small buildings in the picture, many of which are construction buildings. All of the main buildings for the first two phases of the project are now started. Opening of the new facility is planned for late in 1964. The annual Forest Festival As- sociation meeting to elect officers to direct the 1964 event will be to- night. Although it would have been im- possible to arrive at this conclu- sion from reading the article on the meeting in The Journal last week--the meeting is set for to- night. The time and place--8 p.m. in the PUD 3 conference room was correct. The cards which were sent out a couple weeks ago inadvertently listed the day as Tuesday, Sept. 17 when it should have been Thurs- day, Sept. 19, From this information came the story in The Journal last week stating the meeting would be Tues- day night. Then, to add to the confusion, the headline writer somehow got the date as Sept. 20 instead of Sept. 1'7 which would have agreel with the story, or Sept. 19, the actual date planned for meeting. So now, if everyone is thor- oughly confused, one sentence to set the record straight. Forest Festival meeting-tonight, Sept. 9--8 p.m. in the PUD con- fcrenee room. City Moves To Start LID i The Shelton City Commission initiated by resolution a Local 'Im- provement District on Seattle and Sixth Streets when they met Tues- day. This LID was for the same area for which am LID initiated by pe- tition from property owners was turned down last week after three property owners withdrew their signatures from the petition. until By initiating the LID through n's  commission resolution, a public 7:00 hearing will bc held to dicuss the complete desires of the property owners. C. XV. Streckcnback appeared to ask wllat procedure Ice would have to follow to get some action against nciglabors who he sltid were disturbing him with noisy pttrties Friday and Saturdy niglts just about every weekend. A request from Roy D. Boyd to e pal"k a llouse trailer on a lot in Mt. View was refetTed to the plan- ning" commission. The commission discussed the need for more fire, hydrants on Capitol HLII. Teachers, Chamber Members Tour Simpson P/ants During B-E Day SAW SHARPENINGAlex Kuhr, a Simpson Tim- ber Company employee at Sawmill 3, shows Part of the group of teachers and Chamber of Commerce members who toured the plant Monday how the big band saws used in the mill are sharpened. The saw blades are hoisted to a room above the mill where they are sharpened. The saw blades are changed about every four hours, the touring group was told. About 225 school teachers f,'om and told about the company's see- will start shortly. The plant is throughout the county and clmm- and growth thinning program scheduled to begin production in bet of eonnncrcc members got a which has been stepped up in re- February, 196,1. look at the Simpson Tilnbcr Cam- cent years as lses have hcen John Stentz. pcrsonncl manager, pany expansion program of the found for small logs. lie said said Simpson employs 2,200 per- past few years and what is now Sintpson -has thinned 10.000 acres sons in tbe Slclton Working Circle und.r construction at the annual Business-Education Day hffondaY. The group heard reports from Simpson officials at a nlornirtg session in Grant C. Angle school and in the afternoon toured the Simpson waterfront installations. At the morning session, a panel of six Simpson officials told about parts of tlc company's opcrations here. Moderator for the group was H. O. Puhn, who told about the Iris- tory of Sintpson and about the of its second growth lands and that this program which employes "gypos" or logging contractors. represents mt annual payroll ot $1,000,000. Harold Ahlskog, manager, fir and hemlock sawmills, reviewed tlm Canttdian competition which forced Simpson to build dry kilns in order to find'a market for its henflock. He alsn explained the el- fort Simpson is nicking to improve its lmnber merchandising througll edge branding and packaging. Dave Carsta]l,S, plywood produc- tion man ager, said the building for cr colnpany ,cnerally. MAX SCHMIDT JR., timber- lands manager, outlined the put- the new veneer plant on the Shel- poses and workings of the Shelton ton waterfront is nearly complete Cooperative Sutaincd Yield Unit and tlm installation of ecluipnmnt with auothcr 3,300 employed iit Se- attle, Oregon and California and in sales. Hc also reviewed the 1963 labor negotiations. Dick Brewer. division comptrol- ler, explaincd low the ccounting department fits into Simpson's overall operations. HAL McCLARY, vie.e-president and general ntanagcr of Simpson International outlined the opera* lions of Simpson International and said that today sales are being made in 35 countries. Ha also said a policy of working with foreign countries to develop their econo- mies is being followed. R. W. Oltman, Shelton superin- (Coafiaud on pag 6) TESDAY 24 haul away the production. "And by 1926, the town got its lustiest shriek of all .... there would be a pulp mill and a power plant working jointly with the sawmills. "Through his power in the legis- lature, Mark Reed got the twisty dirt road from Olympia to Shel- ton paved. Shelton grew out at its wood sidewalks and dirt streets. There came sewers, water mains, power lines and pavement• "Many men had a hand in this. but behind the entire development ered for so many years. "Again. only the old-timers in this club will realize there hasn't always been an industrial water- front in Shelton. Prior to the com- ing of the mills, the tide put the clams to bed every night not far from First street. But men with vision dredged the bay time and again until now the beach is half a mile from the business district. "HEN WE STUDY the past, we easily recognize the starcl Mark Reed put into our economy. "What sort of man was he the large number of bottom fish killed in the Minerva State Park area of the Hood Canal Satur- day was caused by a combination of natural causes. The Fisheries Department said their investigation indicated that the fish kill was caused by a nat- urally occuring body of low-oxy- gen water, p r o b a b 1 y orig- inating in Lynch Cove. which moved into the area and was brought close to the surface by the wind Saturday. This water from a deep area is naturally colder, and, tins a lower oxygen content than the water at the level in which the fish live, IT IS NOT UNUSUAL for these bodies of cold water to move about, but, the combination of the wind stirring up the water at the same time the cold water was passing along the bottom resulted in its coming much closer to the surface than normal. As a result, the fish were suf- focated by the lack of oxygen when theycame into contact with the cold, low-oxygen water. The Fisheries Department said 00ayonler Auction Success, Over--end successful--is the - ant Rayonier pulp mill auction wtt(ch. Wrote listory here taS£ week;/but tlte premises than ever. Where buyers and held the stageiast week, disman- tling and removal crews hold the spotlight today. Giant machines, huge storage tanks, powerful cranes, heavy equipment--all are the targets of workmen skilled in tearing'down and transporting bulky rticles of all kinds. Some of the problems involved are extremely difficult and technica l--like the removal of a double drum yarder from athird story location, or a bleach engine agitator from permanent founda- tions. HIGHLY SKILLED "wrecking" crews will be busy for the next two months, maybe longer, remov- ing the many pieces of heavy equipment purchased by bidders from all over North America, and even other continents during the three days of auction activity which ended Thursday. Only one item of the more than 3,000 listed in the auction inven- tory was not sold, and that was the largest and most valuable of all--the Fourdrinier pulp machine. And there was a bid on it--$97,500, but this was below the minimum price Rayonier lind set on it, and the only item on which a minimum had been Set. Neither Rayonier nor Milton 3, Vershow Co. (the auctioning firm) officials would comment on the tectal amount af money bid during the auction. ALL THEY SAID was the auc- tion had been "successful" and that it had "accomplished what was intended." It was the first auction of an entire pulp mill in world history, Shelton Jayoees Ilost District Meeting Sheltou Jarycees hosted 114 del- egates to the annual fall district convention in the Jaycee Hall at the airport Saturday nigIt. Attending were Jaycees and Jay- cttes from Olympia, Forks, Bath- bridge Island, Bremerton and Port Ahgeles. Shetton Jayettes served a din- ner to the group. Speaker for the program was Bob Curtis, Eastmont, State Jay- cee president. Master of ceremon- ies was Bob Ostcrmal, Shelton. District vice - president Fred Crow, ,Olympia, preslded at the meeting. Eiewthing Was Fine Until The Flowers PUYALLTJP .- Curtis Micron'l- ber. 12, and brother David. 11, Shelton, got along fine in prepar- ing a meal for themselves and four guests in the 4-H meal prep- aration kitchens at the Westem Wasiington Fair. They got along fine, that is, un- til it eamc time to decorate the table. They had put tleir flowers in the deep freeze for afe-keeping, maintained in case of a recurranee, and oysters and the usual precau- "The low oxygen levels are ai- lions in cleaning and cooking shell- most certainly due to decay ot fish should suffice," the Fisheries naturally occuring organic mater- Department said• ials and pollution has been virtu- The report by the State Fisher- ally ruled out as a. causative fac- ies Department as to the cause tor", the Department of Fisheries of the fish kill follows along with said. No salmon or trout were observed among the dead fish, but, 18 other varieties of fish and shellfish were noted. "NUMBERS OF PEOPLE have picked up fish in distress in the area andwonder if it is safe to eat the fish. Fish killed by low oxygen are edible, but the public should beware of fish which may have died from other causes or which have been dead too long the experiences of three members of the Hood Canal Seals Skin Div- ing Club who reported to The Journal that while diving Satur- day they encountered species ot marine life which ordinarily live in much deeper water and whicl div- ers seldom encounter• They also reported that the tem- perature of the water they en- countered was much lower than ordinary at the depth at which they were diving• Oscar Levin Installed As Chamber Presiden! +NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT--Oscar Levinl right, was installed as president of the Shelton Chamber of Commerce last Thurs- day night in an installation ceremony atthe Colonial House. On the left is Rocky Hembroff who acted as installing officer. Here, Hembroff presents Lcvin with the preaident's gavel. Shelton and Mason County ex- perienced considerable growth dur- ing the past 12 months, altlmugh none of it was spectacular, John W. Bennett, told chamber of com- merce members in his report be- fore turning the office over to his successor. New Chamber officers were in- Exceptional Foresters To Elect Officers Keys to the future of Excep- tional Foresters, the unique org- anization attempting to train old- er retarded children in useful work, lie in two events coming up in the next two weeks. First is the annual membership meeting, ne:t Thursday evening at 8:00 o'clock in the Exceptional Foresters headquarters at the air- port• At this session the main, and probably only, item of business will be election of new officers• Second is ra Giant auction tO raise fuffds to continue the Excep- tional Foresters program, scted- uled for Oct.'4, 5 and 6. Further detatls of time and place of the auction will be announced next week, but right now donations Of saleable articles are sought urg- ently. Persons having household furni- ture or appliances, farm equip- ment, firearms, antiques, or any articles which might attract buy- ers at an aUtion are asked to contact either A1 Vaer. instruc- tor at the Exceptional Foresters school (phone 426-6889, P. O. Box 362, Shelton), Bob Kimbel. presi- dent of Exceptional Foresters (t26-6318), Les Spilseth (426- 3724) or Ray Spilseth (426-8478). Next weok's menzbership meet- ing is open to all wlm have con- tributod to the Exceptional Forest- ers. or to those who vou]d care to do so. The Exceptional Forest- ers headnarters is located across the street from the Moose Hall at the airpm't. DEMO CLUB TONIGHT Regular moi[hly meeting of the Mason County Democrat Club is scheduled this evening (Thursday) at 8:00 p,m• in the PUD 3 con- ference /:sam. stalled at a dinner meeting in the Colonial House last Thursday night. Oscar Levin was installed as president, with M. M. (Bud) Lyon as first vice president and Lea Flower as second vice president. Installing officer was Rocky Hem- broff. COMMENTING ON the grow- th which had occured, Bennett named the in]pending arrival ot natural gas in Shelton; the new Richfield Service Station at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and First steet which replaced the old buildings there; the new P'duley Motors building; the ex- pansion underway at Siiipson; the improvement and expansion ot facilities of the Rayonier researcn installation; the new fair grounds; the progress in construction of the Corrections Center; pictured addi- tion to the Post Office; the pur- chase of the L-M atorc by a na- tional retail chain and the expan- sion of Aldcrbrook Inn. -mong the programs in which the Chamber took an active part during his time in office. Bennett mentioned business-education dty; the effort to assist the local N:- tional Guard unit; the Santa Claus; the chamber's farmer's night: the Harstinc bond vote; the tour by C, ov. Albert Rose/lint and Robert Rose, diameter of the de- partment Of Commerce and Eco- nomic Development and tile cham- ber's part in revitalizing the For- est Festival and the successful queen's banquet sponsored by the Chamber. SPEAKER FOR THE program was Arnold Kmttoncn. president ot the Olympia Chamber of Com- merce. He said that the Olynlpm Peltinsula area x,as headed fastly forward and that it could look for big' things iri the future• He said a chanlber of commerce is people working togetier collec- tively to better a community• The way to do this. le added, is to make the community a better place 7 to lie which wilt be a big asset in attracting new indush-y. Of foremost importance, hc said, is the religious enviromnent of the comnmnity• Other important fac- tors are facilities for education, recreation and cnlture• Introdnced as new members ot the chamber were Dan Karl o1: Stewart's Foodliner; Fa rn u m [Loitz, of \\;Vingard Sport Shop m,a t Gene Hansen of Bettamn's Men l Shop. was the judgment, the enthusiasm otherwise ? and the money of Mark Reed. "He always returned a hello ". • .if there is another ap- with an inquiry which showed he preach to the contributions Mark knew you and was interested in build an even bigger mill, a doub- Reed made to Shelton in hL life- you. :If he met you at the post le-headrig adjacent to the Reed time which can be related to the office he took time to talk. Now- days we hurry by with  quick (Continued on page 6) Mill. Then came the Northern Pa- present, it is what is happening to- cific railroad into town to help day in the company he adminLt- Hat-00rai (aus00 Responsible For Fish Kill in The Hood Canal Investigation by the State Fish- it does not expect the problem to before refrigeratinK. There have cries Department indicates that continue, but, an alert is being been reports of damage to clams