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October 3, 1963

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Percy M Pie 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore Foresters Auction muu v Thvu Su, day A 'little bit of =ng a kitchen tile auction and Sun- County at the Excep- benefit auction. are just a few of have been col- in the main building at the Fair Grounds where the auction will be held. There are numerous items of furniture and household appli- ances including several automat- is washing machine and tele- vision sets. AI Wagner, superin- tendent of the program and the boys who are enrolled in it, have been busy the past several days 26 Gol -were honored 3entury ttze oth- 30. 35, 40 "Pop" Hul- Shops and was the 45 years. Oregon.. era- the Shelton vice presi- was princi- "Manag- Circle C. Bland. Mc- TYears, H. O. imber. A. H. Price; rail- sawmills, Stack- Timber; Roy Timber, Shops, Frank Robert D. Case, insula- r Harlan, D. en- McClea- McCleary; McCleary McCleary. discussion and are on the d fall con- Washington and Teach- School Oct. session Cd. director o Department meeting presz- is rom the program on problems in this area Juvenile County; Bain- arvin Chris- e Probation as iYle ]11 - Three Jailed For Hunting Viohfions Three Shelton men began serw ing .30-day sentences in Mason County Jail Tuesday afternoon af- ter being found guilty of posses- sion of deer or parts in a closed season. The three. Kenneth E. Archer. Edwin L. Gosser and Frank W. Gosser, were each fined $250 and assessed costs of $4 in Belfair Justice Court before Judge Harr Stillwell. They were arrested and booked in jail when they failed to' pay the fines. A fourth man. John L. Boxdorfer, who was with them and received a similar fine paid his fine and was released from jail shortly after his arrest Tuesday afternoon. They were four of 11 persons sentenced for gante violations' by Judge Sill/well, Stuart P, Mead, George A. Tay- lor and Robert L. Meis, all Of Ta- coma, were each fined $250 and assessed $4 costs after being found guilty of hunting deer with an ar- tificial light. Donald R. Martin and Roger Webb, both of Bremerton, were each fined $250 and assessed $4 costs on charges of hunting deer with an artificial light. Robert H. Pearson and Lee A. Pierson, both of Tacoma, forfeited $14 bail each on charges of poses- sion of fish under legal size. Verne Miller Retires i From Rayonier Researoh Retirement of Verne "W. Miller, Research Analyst at the Olympic Research Division of Rayonier In- corporated, was announced today by Dr. Edwin L. Lovell. Researcl Manager. Miller wes employed by the former She/ton Division Jan. 6, 1942, as  laborer and was pro- meted to baler a few months later. He transferred to tile Olympic Re- search Division Aug. 9. 1943, as a Laboratory Assistant, and ad- vanced through various positions to that of Research Analyst. Born in Charliton, Iowa. Miller moved to Selah, \\;vi'dl him parents and graduated from high school there Mr. and Mrs. Miller have a son and daughter, both married and living in the Northwest. The Millers plan to continue liv- ing in their home at. 817 Cots. Shelton. They expect that visiting with their children and friends an(l pursuing tmbbies will fully occupy their time. NEW 1964% MERCURY COMET JIH PAULEY, INC. Shelton conecting items which have been donated and arranging them on display for the auction. The auc- tion will start at 7 p.m. Friday evening, and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funds raised from the auction will be used to sup- port the Exceptional Foresters program wllich got underway last summer. Kiwanians Hear State Patrol $ergeant .tte/ Patrol Sergeant Robert Landon advocated an "implied consent" law and lowering of pre- sumption of alcoholic influence fi'om .15 to .10 on tim breatha- lYzer test given drunken driving suspects, in a talk before the Shel- ton Kiwanis Club Tuesday. Sgt. Landon explained the op- eration of the breathalyzer, point- ing out that it is an instrument for exonerating tile innocent ms Well as for convicting the guilty, and in addition is used extensively in medical circles to identify symp- toms deriving from tranquilizers, barbituates, etc., which are often confused with drunkenness. Sgt. Landon said Washington law is "ridiculously libe)'al" on presumption of alcoholic influence because it takes at legist six or seven bottles of beer to produce the .15 breathalyzer reading now required for presumption of drunk- enness, He said medical circles advocate .10 oz' lower and that in many European countries it is down to .07 now. The implied consent law he sug- gested Would require any person arrested on suspicion of being tra- der the influence of liquor to eith- er voluntarily submit to the brea- thalyzer test or give up his driver's license. Sgt. Landon stated that 80 per- cent and more qf the fatal tra- fie accidents in this state have been alcohol involved. HEADED FOR INDIA--These helton Jayce]ss last weekend turned over to the Seattle Jaycess the largest donation to date of hospital equip. meat for "Operation Kerala". From left, they are Ron Ahlf, Bob Osterman and CaS Visminas. The 8hclton group loaded the $6000 worth of equll 77TH YEAR--NO. 40 Entered as second class matter at the, post offi,'e at Shclton. Washinghm. 10 Cents per Copy under Act of March . 3879. Pub lished weekly at 227 West C,)ta. Thursday, October 3, 1963 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingtm 20 Pages 3 Sections School Budget Cut To Equal Income The Shelton School Board at a the amount alloted for principal's pecial meting Thurs. afternoon, pproved a budget for the 1963-64 school year of $1210,953.46, about ;20.000 below the 1962-63 school yeax budget. Faced with a drop in funds allo- ated by the state and a lower ssessed valuation in the school listrict, expenditures were trim- aed sharpely in many areas, About the only area in which :here was a large in'crease was m teacher's salaries, which was in- 'reased $20,800 over the 1962-63 .'igure. The teacher salary expen- liture of $756,8.00 makes up about 32 per cent Of the total budget. THE BUDGET FOR instruction was the only category which howed a substantial increase. $14,500, Cuts for other areas m 'nstruction expenditures such as 3.000 for instructional supplies, $1,000 for textbooks and $2,300 in City To Open Bids On Blacktopping The Shelton City Commission tuesday voted to open at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 bids on blacktopping sec- tions of Fairmont Street and North 13th Street and B Street. Resur- facing of the tennis courts at Kneeland Park is also included in the bid. This work is part of the worn planned by the city using % gas tax money designated for arterial streets. Also included in the worn is storm sewer on Pioneer Way. Bids were npened last week. but, were rejected as too high and a readvertiement approved. iNCLUDED IN THE surfacing job will be Fairmont Street from Highway 1Ol to Puget Stregt; B Street to N. 13Ill Street and N, 13th Street from B to E Streets. The commission agreed Lo post- pone for two weeks action on a dispute over whether or not a street on Capitol Hill iv vacated. The street, platted as Magnolia. Street. tics never oeen openecl, Out. has been used as a foot pat, by pedestrians on their way do town. A city sewer line also rims along the location of the unopen- ed street. Mrs. Bernice Stewart, whose property abuts on the street, claims it was vacated under the non-user law. She has put up a board fence to halt foot traffic on the path down the hill., Mrs. Stewart was present at the commission meeting Tuesday to request that action be postponed until her attorney could be present to speak for her. Simpson Salesmen To. Meet At Alderbrook Thirty-eight Simpson Timber Co. salesmen from thl:oughout the U.S. will gather Oct. 2-4 at Alderbrook Inn near Shelton to map plans for insulating and acoustical sales for the fourth quarter and for 1964. "This is the first time all our insulating board salesmen have gotten together since the narrket- ing department was reorganized last month." said J. L. Wetherby, sa los manager-insulating board, Seattle. "It Will give us an oppor- tunity h0 coordinate our efforts I to improve insulating board sales." Speaking to the salesmen will be Seattle Headquarters staff men and research persozmel. salaries did not make up for the increase alloted for teacher's sal- aries. The budget for administration was reduced $2,800: for attend- ance and health services. $400; for transporation services $9,950; for maintenance of the plant and equipment. $1,500; for fix e d charges, $'11,500; for food servzces, $17,200 and for capital outlay, $225. An increase of $500 for opera- tion of the plant was alloted, large- ly to cover additional heating and utility costs in the new Grant C. Angle addition. The District's revnue showed the biggest drop in the educatioal unit allotment from the state. The amount for each unit was de- creased by the last session of the state legiMature, resulting in about $20,000 less for the Shelton School District. The attendance allotment from the state increased about $8,000 because of an increase m the number of pupils in the school system. The transporation allot- ment from the state will be up about $500 and the equalization allotment about $4.000. Revenue from real estate and personal property in the state m expected to be, down about $5.000 because of a decrease in assessed valuation. County 4-H Members Attend 5tale Fat Twenty-five 4-Her's represented Mason County at the State Fair in Yakima. Ruth Ann Trotzer of the Live Wire 4-H Club of Southside, took top honors with her Safety Dem- onstration. Her demonstration eov- a.,a v-,,, .soeets of safety ill the kitchen where she said one- third of home ac- cidents take place. FoUr other dem- onstrators toolc- lue ribb6ns. these were: Kathy Mell with 'Common Seam Yinishes" ; Barn- y Lambert with 'Classification ot Minerals"; Tom rrotzer, demon- Ruth A. Trotzerstration on elec- tricity and Ron Rickard_s, demon- stration "Basic Training of a Dog". The clothing judging team con- sisting of Paula Wood, Rita Swearingen, Etta Swearingen and Diane Frank rated a red placing. Those receiving a red rating in demonstrations were: Linda Rains, "Dairy. Foods Demonstration"; Doris Hickson, "Hardware Di- sease"; Judy Rains, "Planning Your Wardrobe" and David Val: ley's "demonstration on "Manage- ment Tips on Beef". Colleen' Shrum placed a red rat- ing with her National Home Im- ] provement Contest. Peter Cossette received a red and Bill Johnson a white in Forestry Identification, Linda Dillon, Darlene Holtorf, Sandy Lyman and Diane Obrem- ski rated a white in Foods judg- ing. Sally Wolf. and Carolyn Auseth participated in the Dress Revue. Karen Stenquist participated as an individual in the home improve- ment judging and Joe Brown and David Miltenberger participated in Livestock judging as individuals. Hospital Equipment Loaded ment on a Black Bail Freight Lines trailer, which was hauled to Seattle as a public service by the firm. "Operation Kerala" is a Washington State Jaycee project to build and equip a 100-bed hospital in Kerala, india, a city of BO0,O00 ersons which has only one 200-bed hospital serving it at present, Natural Gas To Be Turned into Lines in Shelton Friday Natural gas will be cut into the ural gas is carried out smoothly west of the city to the present Shelton gas grid about 8:00 a.m. and effectively. Cascade Natvral Gas Co. plant this Friday men/lag, Cascade Nat- ural Gas Corporation officials an- nounced yesterday. A crew of Cascade Gas adjusters will spend Friday and Saturday in- specting and adjusting home ap- pliances in Shelton to see that the change-over from propane to nat- Corrections Center Heating P/ant Engineer Needed The first of many job opportun- ities open to local residents is now available at the Washington Cor- rections Center. still in the con- struction stage northwest of Shel J ton. Wanted immediately at the re- stitution is a qualified Stationary Engineer III. The man selected for the job through competitive examination will be responsible for the over-all operation and maintenance of the high pressure heating plant. Besides a knowledge of boiler operation and maintenance in high pressure systems, the applicant must have four years experience in operation and repair of high pres- sure boilers and heating, ventila- ting and air conditioning eqmp- meat, or one year experience as Stationary Engineer II in State service. Further information on the jot) and application forms are availa- ble through the Veashington State Department of Personnel on the Fourth Floor of the General Ad- ministration Building in Olympia. Do not apply at the institution site, So far only two positions at the institution have been filled: Ern- est Timpani. former superinten- dent at the State Reformatory at Monroe, was named superintendent on July 1. Sterling Rhodes, chief accountant at Washington stat Penitentiary at Walla V, ralla be came business manager of the new center Oct. 14: Ed Roberson district manager was started early last summer by for Cascade, asks that all gas-us- Mid-Mountain Construction Co. un- ors in Shelton try to be at /mine der contract to Cascade Natural, Friday and Saturday when the in- THE COMPANY also installed spection crews attire or if not the line which runs from Shelton able to be at home make arrange- to Bremerton to serve that city. ments so the crews can carry out Started later was the gas mmn their work anYway. WHEREVER NO ONE is home and the crews are unable to carry out their inspections the gas met- ers will have to be turned off un- til such time as the inspections can be made, Roberson explained. Although natural gas is just now reaching the Shelton area (about a month behind schedule), gas users in this community have been enjoying the lower natural gas rates since Sept. 1. The arrival of natural gas here climaxes an effort of several years since tle first announcement of the intenti6n of extending pipe- lines into this area. Construction of the pipeline to bring gas from the line from Olympia to near the Dee- gan Road installed by the El Paso Natural Gas Company, which fur- nishes Cascade Natural with gas. This line was recently complet- ed and gas is now flowing into the Cascade line to Bremerton. Gas will be turned on Friday morning at the substation just west of She!ton on the Matlocl Road. When the gas is turned into the line eeding the Shelt0n system, natural gas will flow in the. lines here. Cascade Natural. in anticipation of service here opened an office June 1, with Tom Ward, formerly of the Bremerton office, as man- main line ager. Aflorneys Named For. Robert Booth Commission De/ays Action Closure O{ Open Range The Mason County Commission in a split decision Monday post- poned for two weeks the decision on whether or not to close the open range area in the Matlock area. The action came after the com- mission received a report from a committee, of six property owners in the area stating that they could not reach ago'cement on a solution and recommended that the decision be left up to the commis- sion. After hearing the report, Com- missioner John Bariekman moved that a decision be postponed indef- initely, The morion received no second. Commissioner Harry Ehnlund then moved that the decision bc postponed two weeks. This was ,seconded by Chairman Martin Au- seth. Auseth and Elmlund voted for the motion and Bariekman ab- stained. The committee, with three rep- resentatives from the cattlemen of the area and three from tree farmers was appointed by the com- mission after a public hearing at which a number of persons spoke on both sides several weeks ago. The commission received three more applications for the vacant Civil Defense Director' job. They were from W. F. MeCann, Mrs. Vera Shortsleeves and Mrs. Pearl R. Bergeson, The applications were filed along with three received last week. A letter was received from G. S. McDongal asldng trial a forest protection road be vacated w-as referred to the county :engineer. The commiion granted  leave of absence to Emma Clanton, jan- itress, until Nov, 15. Polioe Warn Oonfidence Game Pulled ,Here Shelton Police warned local res- idents to be on the lookout for a "con artist" who got $131 from an elderly couple and has made at least two other known attempts, It was reported to police by Mrs. Verle Sehreiber that her par- ents. Mr, and M*rs. C. J. Sowers, had given $131 to a man who came to their home claiming to be a relative from Minnesota. The man told tiem lm had had an accident near Shelton and needed the mon- ey to get his car repaired. Police said at least two Other attempts have been made to get money by the same story. They describe the mm] as young, red-faced and neatly dressed. He is reportedly driving a late-model, light colored car. BACK TO JAILRobert Booth left, is led down a hall at the Mason County Court House Friday by Jailer Robert Hanley after he appeared in court where formal charges of first degree murder were filed against him and Shelton attorneys John Ragan and Robert Snyder were appointed by the court to defend him. In his hand, he holds a copy of the information filed against him by Prosecuting Attorney Byron McCl=mahan. John Ragan and Robert Snyder, Shelton attorneys, were appointed by Judge Raymond Clifford in Ma- son County Superior Court Friday, as defense attorneys for Robert b. Booth, 43, Shelton, charged witl first degree murder in the shoot- Toastmasters Elect O/liters New officers of the Shelton Toastmasters Club are Carl Down- ing, president; Norman Porter, ad- ministrative-president; Bud Knut- zen, educational vice-president; Gale Fculing secretary-treasurer, and Bob Ostcrman, sargent-at- arms, These officers will serve from Oct. I to April 1. They were elec- ted at the club's meeting Thursday morning. Speakers at the Thursday meet- ing were Ken Frank and' Dave Thacher Seattle Oouple Gharged With Typewriter Theft A Seattle couple, Paul M. Chal- powski, 44, and hi wife. Lulu. 57, were arrested by Mason County Sheriff's offiqcrs Monday on char- ges of petit larceny, They are free oil $50 bail each. Thiy were charged with taking a typewriter belonging to Brook G. Naylor, Cain's Cabins. ing of his ex-wife, Novella. Booth wan brought into court Friday for identification and the filing of formal charges against him. Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan filed information with the court charging Booth with first degree murder. Judge Clifford signed an order for warrant against him. THE JUDGE TOLD Booth he would not accept a plea from him Until he had had advise of coun- sel and then aked him if he had funds to employ an attorney on his own. Booth replied that be did not nd Judge Clifford named Ragan and Snyder to defend him. Booth is being held in Mason Oounty Jail without bail pending trial. A jury trial is necessary, in a first degree murder case because the jury must asssess tlle punish- mont. The case will probably come up at the jury term scheduled for No- vember in Superior Court here. Booth was arrested m the early morning hours Sept. 24 after tell- ing police he had shot his divorced wife in tile home they were occu- pying at 650 Dearborn Street. Mrs. Booth was found dead in a bed at tte home. She had been killed by a shot h'om a .22 caliber rifle. Typing, Driving Adult Glasses Still Open Openings are still available ill typing and driving courses in tile adult education night classes which began this week, director The typewriter had been stored/Frank Willard said. in a cabin which the conple had t Persons interested in either rented for a few days. When they class are invited to register at the left, the typewriter was discovered t Irene S. Reed school building anct missing and was found in their report to the classes next Monday car. evenhg.