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September 30, 1971

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J L: i,L i~'~ : .g ., II A Dust Catching Cash Getter is a very common species, but even though it sounds like an interesting subject, you will not find it listed in the bird watchers handbook. It seldom has feathers, does not chirp or sing, and it comes in an endless variety of sizes, shapes and colors. You .can find at least one, and sometimes dozens, m almost every home. Bird watchers do find them interesting to contemplate, but then, so does almost everyone else. This is because when prop- erly handled a Dust Catcher Cash Getter puts money in people's pocket. Chances are there are some Dust Catching Cash Getters in your home -- some useful but idle items which should be putting money in your pocket instead of c tching dust. Here is how to h ndle them. First dust them off. Then decide wlmt they would be worth to someone else. Then you pick up your phone and place a low cost Classified. When you call THE JOURNAL, a friendly Ad-Visor will help you word and plaze your ad. Soon your phone will begin ringing, aad your Dust Catching Cash Getter will be leaving your house, leaving behind only the money in your pocket. ! ++ I Page 10- Huckleberry Heralo ection of Shelton-Mason County Journal - September 30, 1971 By JANET FISK A request that minimum flows be set for the Dewatto River to protect salmon spawning and rearing, and testimony asking that that request be denied so that development of most of the 22-square mile Dewatto Drainage Basin might proceed were made in Shelton, September 22, before Werner H. Hahne, Supervisor of the Standards and Criteria Division, Department of Ecology. The Washington State Department of Fisheries asked that the minimum flow be set at 80 cubic feet per second dropping to 33 CFS between mid-May and Mid-August. The request is based on studies begun in 1968 of stream flow in the Dewatto needed to sustain coho, chinook, and three separate races of chum salmon that use the Dewatto for spawning and initial rearing. One variety, the coho, spends more than a year on the stream, before migrating. As many as 30,000 coho have returned to Hood Canal in a peak year. The Department of Game, interested in sustaining steelhead and searun cutthroat, concurred in the request except they asked for a more gradual reduction of the stream flow in late spring Also backing the request was the National Federation of Fishermen, and the Federal agencies - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the U. S. Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife, an agency of the Department of Interior. Opposing the setting of minimum flows were the Port of Dewatto Commissioners, the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Washington, and the Boise Cascade Recreational Community Corporation, a branch of the Boise Cascade Corporation All contended that such standards, if granted, would preclude anyone from taking water from the river. Initially, the corporation attorney contended that establishing a minimum flow higher than the average nature provides would not be legal; to adopt such a standard would be 'unreasonable, arbitrary, and capricious.' The corporation then offered a counter proposal, that if allowed to proceed with the several upstream dams it is planning for the development known as Nettleton-on-the-Lakes, they would release water into the stream during the summer months, which would increase the flow especially in dry years. They also propose to construct and maintain rearing ponds to replenish fish runs that would be lost when some spawning beds are cut off by the dams. More than 4,000 acres are involved in the proposed development, a second-home comnmnity. Most of the land lies north of the Mason County line near Holly. The corporation holds some 1 3,000 acres in Mason County, part of the Nettleton holdings purchased in 1969. This land includes 90 to 95 per cent of the Dewatto drainage area. Interested persons may present matter on the river flow in writing for thirty days after the hearing, Mr. Hahne, the hearing officer, said. He will then prepare a report on the river, and make recommendations on the flow. The next step will be another hearing on the recommendations, and after that hearing, the department will adopt regulations setting the minimum flow. naJ a Adoption of the final budget for the 1971-1972 school year was voted at last Thursday night's meeting of the North Mason School Board. Approved was a budget consisting of $915,954 for the general fund, $54,208 for the building fund and $133,516 for the bond redemption fund. Some changes in the budget, due to be turned in to the district office in Port Townsend by Sept. 25, had to be made when it was moved and passed to open the Allyn School for kindergarten for the remainder of the year due to overcrowded facilities in the Belfair elementary School. Since this year's assessed valuation of the school district had not been presented to the Board by the County Assessor's office by last Thursday's meeting (State law says the school district must have these figures in August so they can prepare thmr budgets) the budget had had to be figured by guessing at the income from property taxes according to Superintendent Norm Sanders. He W.W.I. MEETING Belfair Barracks 2778 Veterans of World War I and their Auxiliary will meet Sunday, October 3, at the Masonic Temple in Belfair for a potluck dinner at 12:30, followed by initiation ceremonies anda business op son O0 said he had heard from an unofficial source that the tax valuationhad gone up about $10,000,000 in the district from recent re-evaluation of the Tahuya Peninsula properties, so he had based the budget on this figure. If this $32,056,575 assessed valuation turns out to be accurate for the district, property owners will end up paying only 11.05 mills for the special levy approved last spring instead of 15.95 as anticipated. However, if one's property were re-evaluated at a higher figure, his taxes could go up depending on how much of an increase on value set; those who were not re-evaluated will pay less taxes than anticipated last spring. It was noted at the meeting that this year, for the first time, the professional day, set for October 15, is a contracted day for teachers and they will be J dO obligated to attend a workshop on that day. In years past, they could use the free day to go fishing if they preferred. In other Board business it was voted to postpone the regular October meeting to October 18 because of the 3-day weekend for Shipyard employees the preceding Monday, when it would otherwise be held. Salary adjustments were approved by the Board for Toni Smith, Kathryn Nuszbaum, Janet Johnson and Rachel Freelin for revision of summer hours. A request from architect Bezzo to accept the recent remodeling work done in the district and pay the bill, withholding $500 until completion o1 three unfinished jobs, was tabled until the next meeting with the hope that non-payment would spur the construction company to fix some leaky skylights immediately. Historical Society to hear Indian school memories Recollections during 17 years teaching on the Skokomish Indian Reservation by Ruth Thomas Miller will be a feature of the Oct. 7 meeting of the Mason Co. Historical Society. The group Skokomish general fun meeting on the Reservation in the early 1950's. This includes singing and dancing and musical presentations on the piano and organ. Mrs. Ada Lincoln Miller, m meets at 8 meeting at 1:30 p. . pm. at Belfair program chairman, suggests that It was announced that 1972 Community Baptist Church, everyone who is interested in old dues are now payable and that Belfair. times on the reservation is prospective members will not be A, feature of Ruth Thomas cordially invited to hear Mrs. billed for dues for the remainder Miller s presentation will be the Miller of this year. replaying of tapes made during a The annual election of officers will be held during the same Ip~'~''~D"~"'~"~"~'~D''~'~D'~J'"D''P4~"~""~'~ evening. The society is open to all -- v{ those interested in Mason County I SCHONER MEATS t: history. I , orm,,lyWO, 's, i j Grade Good Steer wrap 59 ,oo,0u.;+ cot ..... ' I Garage Sale ! ...,.,... 0-+-+ ..................... ..., ! / I 1 , I l 0tt. 9 - Moon to 4 p.m. I i Ground Chuck Fresh ariel tasty ................ L.b. 69 1 1 l ! Sides of Locker Beef era+e+ +dO0 .......... .+. 69' I | Box 511, nelfa, r l I I I sou,. S.ore Route I I We can pick up, custom slaughter, cut and wrap i | Call CR ~ ~'~n ,,~ | your own beef with state inspection. II| "" ...... | ICR5"2784 Evenincls MY2-2575 ; / Write Box 305, Aberdeen / osnoqloo ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE engagement of their daughter, Penny Lee, to John R. Matson, Jr., was made by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Bishop of the Old Belfair Highway Parents of the groom-elect are Mr. and Mrs. John R. Matson, Sr. of Belfair. The wedding will be held October 23 at 8 p.m. in the Belfair Community Baptist Church. Miss Bishop and Mr. Matson are both graduates of North Mason High School. New Winter Hours: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 12 To 4 P.M. OR BY APPOINTMENT CR 5-6273 :~~ll~~~~~~[E _== BONDED LICENSED INSURED -=- = = JESFIELD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING BUILDING CABINET WORK CONCRETE WORK ,m ---- = .. .,-- ..-- +.. __= Ben Jesfield P.O. Box 11 Jim Jesfield --= ---- CR 5-2652 Belfair, Washington CR 6-6684 _ i~~I~~~~u~~ :.:+:.:.:...... BRILLIANT, HARD FINISH September 30, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 3