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September 30, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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September 30, 1971

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W~ $1200 DAMAGE TO the pickup and $25 damage to the pole resulted when a driver bent to pick up some mail which had fallen on the floor of the truck while driving through Belfair last week. ONE CAR ACCIDENT Reaching down to pick up some mail which had fallen on the floor of her Datsun pickup caused Ruth A. Berry of Allyn to swerve to the right and run into a pole along Highway 3 in Belfair just north of the elementary school last Thursday afternoon about 1 p.m. She was headed north at the time. The collision caused $25 damage to the pole and an estimated $1200 damage to the pickup. The driver was not injured. AID CAR CALLED Belfair's Aid Car was called to take a ten-year old boy from Belfair Elementary School to a doctor's office in Bremerton on Sept. 22 when the boy, who had fallen down, complained that he couldn't move. It appeared to be a case of having the wind knocked out but school officials decided to "play it safe." The boy turned out to be okay and was back in school the next day. HIT AGAIN O00 OOO0 O0911ll~.qlmlm-..ll~ 4imp-000 o By Leo & Margaret Livingston -- CR 5-6421 000 o000,.iml~00o.9~ ~lml~0.dum~0.1ml~ Mushrooming is with us again. With the advent of a rain some time ago and then warm weather, they have sprung up proverbially and with them the mushroom seeker. New to the fascinating pursuit of the elusive fungi are Mrs. Frances Van Buskirk of Pleasant Cove and her sister-in-law, Pearl (Mrs. Roy) Baud of Mission Creek. They have found a bewildering array and are anxious to learn to identify them. We have found excellent field mushrooms (agaricus campestris), the white one with the lovely pink gills, in open fields, and Chanterelles lurking in the deep woods. Our advice, after a brief survey course in mushroom identification, "Don't eat them if you're not sure." Roy (Butch) Baud has returned home after surgery and six days at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He is feeling much at Olympic College. Barbara still does gardening. Between golfing, of course. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Shirk and family have moved from the South Shore to a new home near Swanson's Store on the North Shore. They have four children, two away from home, and two in North Mason School. News has reached us via the ttenry Schuckerts, who formerly lived on the Haven Lake road, of a brief visit by former Belfairites. Dr. Garfield Bryant with his wife and three children stopped by to say "hello" on their way home to Castro Valley, Calif. Tanya and Douglas,, who attended school here, were very sorry that they were unable to stay longer and see old friends. Mrs. Bryant is working on her doctorate at Berkeley. Noted in passing: More Another breaking and better and will, perhaps, entering was reported Sept. 22 to joining in the mushrooming. the local Sheriff's office by Belfair Auto Wrecking Co. with an estimated $650 worth of materials stolen. Among the missing items were 50 radiators, a jumper cable set, two welding cutting heads and about $20 in change. be Word has come from former North Shore residents now living at Alderbrook golf course this week. The Bacons were long-time residents here and started the much-appreciated North Shore Nursery. Kermit Bacon is now teaching Welding and Engineering bicycles are being peddled on the North Shore and more of these by "older" people with those under driving age. The middle younger section tends to be motorized with either two or four wheels. We regret very much that we wore out our ,bicycle when we first moved here about sixteen years ago before bicycling became fashionable. zenah hl,r/s & w rV4 .Hi4i's CHANNEL MASTER ANTENNAS SERVICE ON ALL MAKES Have Tubes - Will Travel CR 5-6244 HOURS: 10 - 6:30 DALLY -" SAT. ONfY: 10 - 1:30 Leslie Collinson, retired Philosophy Professor at Olympic College and friend, stopped by this week with son, David, and left us a book "Smokehouses and the Smoke Curing of Fish", a new publication of the Washington State Dept. of Fisheries which may be of interest to shore dwellers. It contains information on smoking of fish and oysters and clams. Available from the Dept. of Fisheries in Olympia. Price: 50c. Page 12 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - September 30, 1971 By~ Rob May Led by senior quarterback Bruce Landram, the North Mason Bulldogs collected their first league game over the Vashon Pirates by a 20-12 score. Controlling the entire first half, the Bulldogs scored all of their points to lead 20-0 at halftime. Landram set up North Mason's first score early in the game by running an end sweep that covered 20 yards. He then ran it over with a quarterback sneak the final two yards. The extra point failed as the team tried to run it over. Landram also set up the second score of the night, by scampering over 40 yards on another end sweep to bring the ball to the Vashon 11 yard line. Then Don Havens, a 200-pound senior fullback, ran straight up the middle of the weak Vashon line to make the score 12-0 in favor of the Bulldogs. Still in the second quarter, Landram scored again on a 12 yard roll-out. This time he kept the extra point attempt and ran it over the goal line to complete the Bulldog scoring. Vashon got their two scores in the third and fourth quarters, as they intercepted a Landram pass and ran it 48 yards for a touchdown. The final score of the evening came on a 3 yard run by Lister of the Pirates. Landram led all ground gainers by collecting 118 yards in 17 carries. Earl Sande followed with 45 yards in 15 carries and Don Havens had 29 yards in 9 carries. Landram passed 8 times, completing one to Dave Guy for 9 yards, and had one intercepted. As a team, the Bulldogs collected 222 total yards compared to only 112 for their arch-rivals. Mike Dillenburg, AI BaseR, and Jack Johnson, along with the whole team, played outstanding defense throughout the contest. Next week, North Mason is at home against the Bainbridge Spartans, who were 20-12 winners over the Chimacum Cowboys last week. Bainbridge boasts an exciting offense led by their quarterback Pete King, who gained 150 yards agains the Chimacum team. Game time is at 8:00 p.m. at the North Mason field Friday. Olympic "A" League Results North Mason 20 Vashon 12 Bainbridge 20 Chimacum 12 Forks 25 Lakeside 7 Port Townsend 28 Sequim 0 NEAR ACCIDENT A complaint was made to the Sheriff's office in Belfair on September 17 of a '60 tan Comet passing the North Shore school bus while red lights were flashing and signal out, almost hitting a school girl crossing the street. Ownership of the car was traced to a woman in Tacoma who was contacted by a local deputy. She said her son had been driving the car and promised to take the car keys away from him. Here Hew Shell of the Future Non-Lead BELFAIR SHELL CR5-2921 Radiator Repair Winterize Service Now NEW CONSTRUCTION--REMODELING--ROOFING DECKS--CONCRETE WORK FO RM I CA--CERAM tC T lEE Free Estimates Call CR 5-2196 Collect JUMPER PERSONIFIED especially designed for wearing through the season. Gold buttons and buckle trim pocket tabs and self belt. Zipper front closing. Black, blue, green. Sizes 10- 16. O0 Winter Hours Beginning Oct. ! 9:30-5:30 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By LOU DONNELL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~U~~~~~~~~ Finally. Ever since we've lived at Mason Lake I've heard of other residents of the area sighting bears or bobcats nearby, but all I ever saw were deer. Shortly after we moved there I heard where someone had seen a bear in the apple orchard about 20 lots south of us. Last year I heard where Sven Gunnarson had seen a bear by the MBC Clubhouse when he was driving by. The year before, when I was writing the Mason Lake Meandering column, June Leonard had called me to tell of her husband, Bob, seeing a bear lumber across the road in front of his car near the railroad tracks past Benson Lake. But the only bear I've seen was the dead one hanging by his black legs which was shot last year by Don Anderson of Lakeland Village. Being lifeless it wasn't the least bit threatening. In fact, its fur was so soft when rubbed that it seemed cuddly and I felt no fear of running into one someday. And then there have been reports of bobcats in the immediate area, mostly by persons out picking brush. But I'd never seen any so never worried about running into one of them in case my car broke down someday and I had to walk a few miles to find a phone. But last Wednesday the potential danger of coming face-to-face with a dangerous wild animal finally sank in when I saw a bobcat on my way home from work. I was mighty glad I was inside the car. I had just rounded the next to the last curve before entering the Mason Lake Road from Chuckhole Road (the cutoff to Trail's End Lake Road) when I saw an animal standing in the road about 1,000 feet ahead, just before the last curve in the road. My first thought was that someone's Boxer had strayed pretty far from home since there are no houses anywhere near. It was on the left side of the road and had evidently been about to cross the road when it had stopped to listen to my approaching car and I was looking at its profile. The light tan color and big shoulders higher than the rear end, seen from the distance, resembled the build of a Boxer. Then it started to saunter across the road and 1 knew it wasn't a dog; it moved just like the leopards and tigers I'd seen in a zoo. So I slowed down, hoping it would stay in sight long enough for me to focus the camera I always carry on the front seat. But he didn't stay around long enough. Just as I came to a stop a few feet away he headed into the brush along the side of the road, with his head over his shoulder looking at the car. Several people in the past two years have asked me if I didn't get nervous driving the Chuckhole Road route home from Belfair since there is such a long stretch through the woods with no houses and very little traffic passing through late in the evening after I've covered some night meeting in Belfair. But I've always assured them I'd just lock the car up and walk to the nearest phone to call for help, confident that no purse snatcher or mugger would leap out from behind a tree. Now I've sort of lost that confidence. I'm not sure I'd leave the protection of the car to walk two or three miles through the woods if I ran into car trouble. Every sound, whether a rabbit running through the brush or the wind blowing dry leaves, would make me cringe. Right now I'm trying to decide whether to change my route home if it's after 9 p.m. to travel Highway 3 through Allyn where there would be a better chance of a passing motorist stopping to help or if I should add a sleeping bag to my emergency equipment and stick to the shorter, more isolated route. Fleurys celebrate 50th anniversary About 200 guests filled the Central Park (;range Itall between Montesano and Aberdeen recently for a double (;olden Wedding Anniversary celebration. One of the couples honored were Alex and Helena Fleury of North Shore who were wed in Roundup, Montana on September 13, 1921. Mrs. Fleury's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Snider, of Central Park, who were married 50 years ago in North Dakota, shared the celebration. The Fleurys moved to the Grays Harbor area in 1928 where he worked for Western Machinery in Aberdeen and as a logger. Mrs. Fleury was employed by the Grays Harbor Sheriff's Department as a deputy matron, a job she kept after they moved to Belfair in 1962. She commuted to her job in Montesano until March of last year when she was retired after 20 years of service. Four of the couple's children attended the anniversary party; Alexander Fleury of Seattle, Graver Fleury of Belfair, Donald Fleury of Aberdeen and Mrs. E. F. (Dolores) Larson of Kirkland. Unable to attend were two others, Mrs. H. R. (June) Halvorsen of Texas and Jack Fleury of Burbank, Calif. The couple has 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. V.F.W. AUXILIARY Members of Nuel Curtis V.F.W. Auxiliary No. 5372 will meet at Belfair elementary school October 5 at 7:30 p.m. Ruth Cooke, 4th district president, will make her official visit at this time and Mrs. Mamie Yates, president of the local chapter, hopes all members will attend. Section of the Mason County Journal Thursday, September 30, 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fleury Because no tax funds coming m for the Allyn Port District next year would leave less than $6,000 cash on hand after repair of the North Shore pier and other anticipated improvements announced at last Friday night's meeting, the Port Commissioners, after considerable discussion with members of the audience, declined to heed a petition asking that no Port district taxes be collected in 1972. The petition, signed by 120 persons, most from the Allyn area, was presented to the Board by Leo Livingston, who will be running against Roy Mitchell for his commission position on the November 2 ballot. This was the second year in a row that Livingston had appeared before the Board to ask that levy funds be suspended. Last year he read a letter to the Board giving his reasons for his request but by the time he was allowed to read it the budget already had been passed with the levy request approved. This year, however, he was allowed to voice his plea for suspension of taxes and present the petition before the Board voted on the budget. Livingston said the Port tax was a burden on the people of the area, that the people who had signed the petition had paid Port taxes for many years with no substantial benefits gained in recreational facilities. He said the district had collected many thousands of dollars throughout the years and spent very little of it on maintenance of its properties. Even after an Allyn boy was injured on the Allyn dock several years ago, he stated, the Port district had made only minimal repairs. He reminded the Board of the disreputable condition of the North Shore pier until it finally almost disappeared. He felt, with the present plans of repairing the North Shore pier that the money remaining would be adequate to cover maintenance on both docks for several years without additional tax funds. That was when plans for some additional improvements of Port property were disclosed which will include blacktopping of the boat launch area and iaarking it for a better-organized parking lot and blacktopping of the North Shore pie~ area. It was estimated that repairs to the North Shore pier will run close to $20,000; to the float at the Allyn pier to $7,000 with another $7,000 for the two blacktopping jobs. Complaints of people not being able to use the Allyn dock at times when the Oyster company which leases the facility has its barge tied up to it and a request to sell the North Shore house and lot owned by the Port district and presently being rented so those funds would be available for upkeep of facilities were cut short by a reminder from (Please turn to page 8)