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September 23, 1971

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I Weston a former went to SUramer and is now letter to the 'some of to my friends, d anyone interested in my leaving Shelton happy, some frightening. ancouver, B.C. I expected, streamers flying, from ship until then I had adventure to thought, but I disappeared a few doubts. ailes and 19 days First I those 19 days. was violently bunk I laid, so to describe. and the p. O. lines SChedule. July 4 and had a sightseeing, eating the At midnight Pago Pago, from two I enjoyed thing by ships the evening. beautiful and spent taking 8 lost of the time beautiful." Was equally as :h the added exotic Indian their colorful the duty free fascinating to N.Z. is dress, manner, the next three as we were C deck with I had join me in my the Tasman pier side to promptly left was to board the next two few days rest the an antique 1. I on the have ever return home crossing every minute more than have ever Is. on the and it was as Cook would the tropical Toured then took a ~itol of salt, and to man are to Sydney saw the sheep and truly a and still so ways the 30 years of these struck me groceries, are very as is real household about the require Americans day living. carpets, and SYstems are don't have heaters and are and if are Small and early 1960 is homes do however to use them, a lean-to type strange. Spring. When Cold in the so high it to the an is placed pad) $18.50 why I long. time and rny funny experiences. Aug 12 I found a lovely large room, and to share conveniences, with a 79 year old British lady, for $12. per week. Moved in bag, baggage and my 3 big crates. That afternoon after she discovered I was a nurse, she decided to retrieve her 89 year old brother home from a convalescent home. He had broken his hip some five months ago. On arrival I decided he weighed about 14 stone (or 196 lbs.) and was in bad need of hospital care, but none the less I decided to stay. When Mrs. Brittain discovered I had an electric blanket she informed me if I was going to use that thing, it would cost me another $1. per wk. Each morning I was to get up at 4:30 a.m. and upon me leaving my night light on she really flipped, and also said in the morning I could take my cold bath in the dark and henceforth I could carry my own toilet paper to and from my room. Needless to say I terminated my stay the next morning without my cold bath or my toilet paper. So back to my sponsors friends for again room and board. The next happening was a little frightening. The second day in Sydney I filed my papers with the Australian Nursing Registration Board, and on my return from Queensland I was informed my papers were either lost or misplaced. This put a long delay on my getting a nursing position. My papers have been located and I'm now working. More on that subject later. While still unemployed and President Nixon was stabilizing the U.S. dollar, the Australian Government froze all foreign currency. I had exactly $8 in my purse, and my travelers checks were worthless. As of now the U. S. dollar is worth 85c, so I'm trying to live on my wages. I get approximately $45 a week, and my rent is $12 a week. I find its possible to live on this amount as I live only two blocks from the hospital, so there is no bus fares, and my meals are furnished by hospital. I'm working at Calvary Terminal Hospital. This is very sad, but I find it's a very vital part of nursing and I like it. The hospital is very new and modern, and equal to American Hospitals. I'm sharing a large old house with four other girls, ages 17 to 22. We each have our own bedroom, and share bathroom, kitchen, and lounge room. They are very congenial, and find it a satisfactory arrangement. It is less expensive and lonely than if I were living alone. As of yet I'm not homesick and I manage to keep busy sightseeing, working and fixing up my room with my own things. I feel like it is home - cozy, cute, and comfortable. This week I shall join the Australian Legion for an occasional evening out to play cards, pot luck dinners, whatever they have to offer. Also this week I shall seek out some of the Aussie oil and china painting teachers, as I do want to try some of their talented teachers and pick their brains so to speak. Must admit that this country all in all is wonderful, undeveloped but with its own magical charm. The people are so friendly and down to earth. Their charm warm and quaint, I'm glad that I undertook this adventure, but I'U be looking forward to returning to good old U.S.A., my friends and family. Each letter I receive from home is a celebration, so if there are any in Shelton that would like to write it will be an extra bonus. I'm anxious to see the results this letter might bring. My address is Laurell Weston, 72 Rocky Point Road, Kagarah N.J.W. Australia. Sincerely, Laurell Weston NO MAN has ever been born a Negro hater, a Jew hater, or any other kind of hater. Nature refuses to be involved in such suicidal practices. Harry Bridges HISTORY IS simply a piece of paper covered with print; the main thing is still to make history, not to write it. Otto yon Bismarck Don't worry, we oan fix that windshield in a hurry with a ons Constitutional services for the Northside Baptist Church will be held at the church, 123 W. "C" street, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. After this time the church will no longer be a Mission but will be a duly organized Baptist Church, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The Northside Baptist Mission was founded in 1963 by the Kitsap Lake Baptist Church of Bremerton and has operated as a Mission of that church since. For more than two years, services were held in the Seventh Day Adventist school building in Shelton. Meanwhile, land was purchased and a building was started at the present location. The first pastor, Rev. Ernest Ormsbee came to the church from the Trenton Ave. church in Bremerton. Under the care or' the Mother Church and Rev. Ormsbee, the new-born mission grew. Rev. Mr. Ormsbee served as pastor until August, 1966 when he resigned to go to Kansas City to finish his theological training. Rev. Gerald Thornhill was called as interim pastor and served from August to November 1966 when he accepted a call to Sweet Home, Ore. Rev. Tom Harmonson from Tacoma, who at this time was pastor of the Allyn Mission, which also was sponsored by the Kitsap Lake Baptist church of Faith Lutheran Changes Hours New worship hours have begun at Faith Lutheran Church. The early service is at 8 a.m. and the main worship at 10 a.m. These hours will continue throughout the year without any summer changes. The Parish Education hour falls in between at 9 a.m. Adults will meet in the dining room above the Timber's Restaurant for Bible study and discussion. All are welcome to attend. Children will begin attending new classes Sept. 29 which is Rally Day. The Senior Choir will also sing its first anthem of the fall this Sunday. Two retreats are being planned for early October, for adults and high school youth at St. Andrew's House on Hood Canal. Both will center about the Christian Family and its life together in the home and society. All are welcome to worship at Faith and join in its study and fellowship. 'ING Guaranteed Windshield at 3rd & Grove "Where Your Windshield is Guaranteed Not to Leak" AIR FORCE CAPT. RICHARD LORD, right, formerly of Shelton, is on an exchange appointment with the Central Flying School, Royal Air Force, Little Rissington, England. He is teaching pilots to become flying instructors. He was recently awarded a Meritorious Services Medal for his work as Flight Examiner at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Here, he is receiving the award from Group Capt. M. Adams at Little Rissington. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Lord, live at Shelton. is urch ion Bremerton, served both Allyn and Shelton missions in 1967. Rev. Travis Lawrence was called, April 1968 and was here about a year, when he resigned to accept a call to Ukiah, California. Early in 1969 associational missionary, Rev. Gilbert Skaar and fa.mily moved to Shelton and made the Northside Baptist Church their church home. This family has worked hard to bring remony the church to its present strength. Mrs. Greta Skaar has headed the Woman's Missionary Union Department in the state for several years. In January 1970 the present pastor, Rev. Paul Butterfield was called. Since coming to the church, he and his wife, Emily, have worked to bring the church to its present state of maturity. nca Mrs. Romeo Conca, 505 South 16th, Shelton, has been appointed by Governor Dan Evans as one of a 47 member temporary citizen Steering Committee of the Human Affairs Council to be chaired by Secretary of State A. Ludlow Kramer. The Steering Committee has been established to bring to the Council a plan for citizen participation, Governor Evans said. Minority groups and organized citizen groups are represented on the committee. However, Governor Evans said. "We want to hear from the citizen who is not presently heavily involved in organized activities." The Human Affairs Council is an executive cabinet that advises the Governor, and creates and coordinates government policy, within the human affairs field. The governor is Chairman of the Council. The 1 9-member Council includes the State Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Land Commissioner, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Also seated on the cabinet are the heads from fourteen state agencies: Agriculture, Commerce and Economic Development, Council on Higher Education, Ecology, Employment Security, e Quotes Residents of Elma, McCleary, Montesano and Shelton are quoted in an article in the October issue of American Forests magazine, marking the 25th anniversary of the 100-year timber and forest management contract between the United States Forest Service and the Simpson Timber Company, unique in the history of American forestry. The contract, according to the article, has contributed substantially to the stability of communities in the area. The article was written by Chapin Collins, former publisher of the Montesano Vidette, who was national director of the American Forest Products Industries in Washington, D.C., when Congress enacted the law authorizing the contract. Collins is a member of the Grays Harbor Port Commission. Collins quotes Ernest Teagle of McClearv, Elma Merchants Blake Huttula, William Rottle and Lowell Eaton and Lawrence Carlson, retired banker of Shelton, as ascribing much of the development of their communities to this agreement. The article says that when the contract became effective in 1 946, McCleary, Elma, Montesano and Shelton had six financial institutions with combined deposits of $1 4,524,973 and loans of $1,097,859. By the end of 1970, there were 10 such institutions in these communities with deposits of $63,762,000 and loans of $30,498,000. Group Highways, Human Rights Commission, Labor and Industries, Office of Economic Opportunity, Office of Program Planning and Fiscal Management, Planning and Community Affairs, Revenue, Social and Health Services, and the State Board for Community College Education. The announcement was made in July that the Council would serve as an umbrella organization for many citizen advisory groups and that the Council sought citizen participation in its efforts. The appointment of a temporary citizen steering committee is a large step toward achieving that participation, the Governor said. The committee is expected to present its report to the Governor at a Council meeting early this fall. The purpose of the steering committee is twofold: to assure citizen participation in the planning and implementation of a mechanism for citizen participation, and to initiate citizen participation in present Human Affairs Council activities. The steering committee will function on a short term basis until the permanent mechanism is established. EVERYBODY ACTS not only under external compulsion but also in accordance with inner necessity. Albert Einstein 1817 Olympic Hwy. No.--- Mt. View Complete Automotive Service For Appointment Call Alex 426-3971 I in Imagine yourself sitting behind the wheel of that shiny new 1972 car. Face reality, man. Could it ever happen? Sure could! Thanks to our ready-to-roll automobile loans. They're available here at Mason County Federal Credit Union. We want to get you and your new car together - fast. Stop in and let us show you how. eral re ion Ill 4h & Cedar Shelton, Washinqton 98584 II I I Thursday, September 23, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 19