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September 30, 1971

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Shelton Police are continuing their investigation of a report last week from George G. Hensel, 642 Ellinor, Shelton, that he had been swindled out of $3,800. Hensel told officers he had received a telephone call Sept. 20 from a man who identified himself as Mr. James from the Shelton Branch of the Seattle First National Bank. The caller, Hensel told officers, asked his (Hensel's) assistance in catching someone in the bank who was doing crooked work. The caller told Hensel he would receive a reward for his assistance. Hensel told officers he agreed to help and that he was told to go to the bank and draw out $3,800 in $100 and $50 bills. He stated he ctlo tlals and then went home to wait further instructions as to what he was to do. Hensel stated when he got home, he received another telephone call from the same man again identifying himself as Mr. James telling him someone would come to his home to pick up the money. Hensel stated another man came to his home and said he was advised by James to pick up the $3,800 and that he left after the money was turned over to him. Hensel stated that when he did not receive the promised reward, he checked with the bank and discovered he had been swindled. Officers said investigation of the incident is continuing. Thu rsday, Sept. 30, 1971 Published in Shelton, Wa. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wa. 98584, 36 Pages -- 4 Sections under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 85th Year -- Number 39 227 W. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy THIS YOUNG LADY, who is one of the third graders in Mrs. Virginia Pill's room at Hood Canal School, holds a pet gerbil which was one of the exhibits at the fair the class held last week. class in Hood Canal School last ittle play year grew like Topsy and grade developed into a full scale ons Asked ing Meeting of about 15 from industrial zones, but, that While countythere are standards which are set Vent over the and which must be met. Y zoning The proposed ordinance sets at Hood out definitions and specifies night, but, various classifications into which land can be placed. Which was A meeting has been scheduled :erning the for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the .one acre for Matlock Grange Hall to give al and residents of that area an opportunity to discuss the Is expressedproposed ordinance. less than Connolly said public hearings the will be held before the ordinance areas, is adopted. let James proposed set up r. not, as yet, which will each The Mason County Commission has set 11 a.m. Oct. that the way12 for a public hearing on set up, no regulations on discharging entirely firearms on Stretch Island. il Service of John position ring was its in House. came ~rney B. ting ted by an ey at 'a Olympia s deputy Part-time basis, was scheduled to represent Robinson at the hearing. After the objection was received, Fred Gentry, Olympia attorney, was named to represent Robinson. Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan will act as advisor to the Civil Service Commission for the hearing. Hays was dismissed from his job as Deputy Sheriff after an incident in the county jail area last spring in which Deputy Brian Schoening was accidentally shot in the leg. Another deputy involved in the incident, Fred Hadden, resigned shortly after the incident. Primary County Fair when it was held in the new addition Sept. 24. There were live animals, birds and clowns and pretty little Carnival ladies and cotton candy to add to the excitement. Donating their services and the use of the Mason County Chapter W.A.R.C. cotton candy machine, Mrs. Lester Hein and Mrs. Harriett Richard spun out 400 pink cotton candy cones to the delight of all the children from kindergarten through sixth grade. All animals and birds were brought in cages and there was a surprising variety. Ed Longshore brought a white duck, Richard Drake and Nancy Card brought gerbils and there were hamsters, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, chickens and a rabbit. Many of the children brought produce from their gardens, canned goods and various The commission set the public meeting after Charles Keen, a resident of the Island, appeared at the meeting to request it before regulations are established. Keen had earlier presented petitions to the commission asking for a ban on the discharge of firearms on the island. The commission, after discussion with the State Game Department, had agreed to establish shotgun only hunting on the island. Keen told the commission the property ownerships and the number of residences on the island do not lend themselves to hunting and that he and many other residents of the island favored a ban rather than the proposed shotgun only regulations. The commission, on the recommendation of the County Engineer, voted to accept almost all of the roads in the plat of Highlands Estates. collections such as arrow heads, dolls, model boats and cars. Each child was given a ticket which admitted him to the Fair and was good for a sucker and cotton candy but there were several little boys who managed to get in line again claiming they lost their ticket. All in all it was a very gala occasion attended by many mothers, fathers and friends of the children but I predict, next year, the Primary County Fair will be held in the new gym. The Timber Runners Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle Club of Shelton has scheduled a public meeting on the new All Terrain Vehicle Law for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the court room of the Mason County Court House. State Rep. Charles Savage, Shelton, will be on hand to answer questions. Also invited to the meeting to answer questions concerning the law passed by the last session of the State Legislature are Rep. Paul Conner, Sequim, and State Sen. Gordon Sandison, Port Angeles. The purpose of the meeting will be to make the public aware of the new law and if possible explore ways to change or appeal it if it is found unacceptable. The new law provides that any vehicle capable of traveling off roadways must obtain a permit. Roadways are defined by the state as any road generally capable of" being traveled on by a conventional two wheel drive passenger car. Those with all terrain vehicles must obtain a permit from the County Auditor's office. The permit costs $5 plus 50 cents for issuing. Joe Duffey, chairman of the Timber Runners committee to repeal ATV, said the law not only The Shelton School Board, at a special meeting Tuesday night, voted to adopt a 1971-72 school budget calling for $2,576,000 in expenditures and anticipated revenue of the same amount in the general fund. Anticipated revenue is estimated at $302,690 from local property tax levies, $305,000 from county administered funds, $1,514,968 from state funds, $ 212,741 from federal funds, $22,000 from local non-tax revenues, $55,000 from local reimbursements, $32,234 from payments from other districts and $22,000 from federal reim bursements. Anticipated expenditures include $57,000 for administration, $1,982,000 for instruction, $33,000 for pupil services, $77,700 for food services, $160,900 for pupil transportation, $190,500 for operation of plant, $67,400 for maintenance of plant, $500 for commuqity services and $7,000 for payments to other districts. Supt. Louis Grinnell, in going over the budget, noted that the amount of state funds received by the district declined from last year. The actual amount of state money received in the 1969-70 school year was $1,528,808 and in the 1970-71 school year $1,558,066. At the same time, revenue from local sources has increased and the amount of federal funds the distr$ct has received has increased. , The total budget for the 1970-71 school year was $2,481,131, slightly less than for the current school year. Commenting on local property tax collections, Grinnell stated the county ratio on which local tax revenues are figured is 4 1.7 for the coming year compared to 33.5 for the current year. Grinnell commented that a court suit which had ruled it was illegal for counties to receive bonus points on the assessment ratio for efforts to bring assessed aftects those with motor cycles and four-wheel drive vehicles, but, could also affect fishermen, hunters, rock hounds, picnickers, hikers and others. "If you take your family car into certain areas and on certain roads in this state, you may be fined for not having registered your vehicle under this new law," he said. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlUlII Staircase Fall ills Angler Glen W. Miller, 58, 4512 S. Orchard, Tacoma, was killed last Thursday when he fell while going down into a canyon to fish above Staircase. The accident occured about five miles above Staircase. His body was located by Olympic National Park Rangers about 6:45 p.m. Thursday and was brought out the next day by a Mountain Rescue Unit from Tacoma. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIii1111111111 valuations up to date cost the district about $17,000 in this budget year. He stated Mason County had been one which had an assessment ratio figured with bonus points, and, that when they were removed for last half taxes, which are included in this budget, cost the district the money. The building fund budget, Grinnell said, includes money for the completion of the new handicapped school building and for the new high school complex. All of the money for the construction will not be spent in the current budget year, he stated, but, it is included and will be re-budgeted thc following year. The total building fund budget is $5,552,200. A mill levy of seven mills will be needed to raise the $368,514 The Mason County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of about $1,200 worth of golf bags, golf clubs and golf related equipment from the pro shop at rlence Melanie Barrett, formerly a youth services worker in Walla Walla and youth employmen', coordinator in Olympia, has been named coordinator of the Shelton Referral Center. The referral center was formerly known as the Multi-Service Center and is located at 210 Grove St. in the IWA building. Also new on the staff here is Elly Schiller, a recent college graduate. She has been assigned as an aid. Miss Barrett, a native of Walla Walla, served as a youth services worker in Walla Walla and has served youth employment coordinator in the Olympia area for the Mason -Thurston Melanie Barrett needed for bond interest and redemption. The assessed valuation of the district, Grinnell said, is up about $5 million this year. It is $52,644,939 for the coming year's taxes, Grinnell said. the Bayshore Golf Club. Officers said the burglary in which the items were taken occured Sunday night or early Monday morning. Community Action Council. The community action council sponsors the referral center here. Miss Barrett succeeds Mrs. ltelen Shawver, who resigned as coordinator recently. The new coordinator said she is looking forward to starting several new programs and expanding some of the existing programs. New programs anticipated include a youth employment service in connection with Inn Quest and a senior citizen's volunteer services program. Dan Wiggens, housing specialist for the community action council, will be in Shelton at the Referral Center every Wednesday to talk to those interested in low income housing programs. Miss Barrett said the council is also negotiating for several mainstream slots in Mason County. "l feel that not enough Mason County residents are aware of the Referral Center or of its functions in the community," Miss Barrett said. "We are here to help those who are in need of housing, employment, and social services and to inform low income people of the training and educational benefits available to them," she stated. "We would appreciate any suggestions you might have that will enable us to more adequately serve the needs of the people of Mason County and we welcome your participation," she concluded. Kent Man Is Given Jerome J. LiUehei,' 35, Kent, appeared in Superior Court before Judge Robert Doran Friday on a charge of second degree burglary. He appeared for identification and appointment of attorney. John C. Ragan, Shelton attorney, was appointed to represent Lillehei. Bail was set at $1,000. The court was told Lillehei is on parole. Also appearing in court Friday were Daniel Batchellor and his wife, Sharon. They.were represented by their court-appointed attorney Jerome Buzzard, Olympia. Both Mr. and Mrs. Batchellor pleaded not guilty to charges of sale or delivery of a controlled substance. Their trial was set for the first week in March during the regular Superior Court jury term here.