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October 10, 1963

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VITH LONGEVITY--Added altogether, of spritely golden-agers have an age Years. They got together at the Wer- con Picketing Passage last week when Taggert (left front) and her brother, dale (left rear), arrived from Olds, AI- tin, to visit their brother, Bill Grlsdale =rlt) at his Arcadia Point home. Last 'ere out all over Shel- w minutes and in parts ad county almost two i'Thursday night when i]ity District No, 3 cut t, View ffbstation into time Frank was here was in 1951. Mrs. Taggert comes every couple of years. They paid a visit to Maria and Rudy Werberger (right) and got to talking about their ages. Bill is the "daddy" of the group at 89, his sister is 81, his brother 76. The Werbergers are 82 (Rudy) and 78 (Maria). You'd never guess it! PFuls Substation In Operation LastWeek iiVre out for abouttwo Lake, Dayton and Matlock areas. The new substation will serve the Agate area. Island Lake, sop-, crates Mr. View from the rest of the city on the power system and provides a new feeder line to the Washington Corrections Center. The 12,470 volt substation is 1VEt. View, Island completely automatic and will re- quire no one on duty, Jerry Sam- - I plus, PUD 3 manager said. The new substation will provide the main feeder line to the Cor- rections enter. A second feeder line will run to the Corrections Center to provide an alternate route in case of trouble on one of the feeder lines. FERRY RECEIP']'S Receipts from the Harstine Is- land Ferry for the week ending Oct. 5 were $259.50. the Mason County Engineer's office reported. eriean Legion R. WIVELL osT i ------ eston, Commander Dobson, Adjutant : Third Tuesday Meeting Oct. 15 At The -- Use Journal Want Ads iLOCKER SERS 00LOCKE! U D O N W A I T T THAT FREEZER Eells and Valley Still has HOTPOINT SPECIALS  both upright and chest models N SALE AT THE MOST SENSATIONAL S IN THE PAST 17 YEARS ling Down * $10 Month * Free Delivery ear Guarantee * Full Food Insurance Plan IN AND SAVE MANY $$$$$$ S VALLEY APPLIANCE CENTER 00iill Where You Get i',.:!) 26-4663 The Best Deal, .i ii Vlee ALL THAT WE SEL,.. ByGeorge Simpson Completes Talks With Power Plant Employees Simpson Timber Company wage negotiations for 1963 were com- pleted last week when an agree- ment was reached with Shelton Joint Power employees, represent= ed by the InternatPonal Brother- hood of Electrical Workers Elements of the three-year set- tlement include: Across the board wage increases of 10c on June 1, 1963: 5c Dec. 31. 1963; 7V2c June 1, 1964 and 7V,,c June 2, 1965. There also will be classification adjustments in selected skills, ret- roactive to June 1, 1963. The negotiating committee is recommending acceptance of the Company offer to the 45 Joint Power employees and voting on the proposal is expected soon. Negotiating teams were com- posed of \\;V. M. "Chick" Suther- land, Richard M. Antonsen. Herb- ert Bell and Cliff Coutts for the Union and Jim Farmer, John Stentz, Oliver Ashford, Don North- ness and Larry Lnnsfor for the Company. County Buys Pickup For iAssessor The Mason Cmmty Commission Monday awnrded a contract for a pickup for tDe Assessor's office to Pauley Motor Company after opening bids. The Pm,lev bid of $2,003.04 was the low of five bids received. Other bidders were Moll Chev- rolet. $2.110 84: Kimbet Motors, $2.028: Jim Pauley .Inc., $2.017.02 and Sheltnn Motor Co., 2,5"5.92. THE BOARD set 2 p.m Oct. 29 for hearing on the reguest of a group of property owners in the area of Aliyn Beach .Tracts to get out of the Grapewew Fire Pro- tection District and to join the Allyn Fire ProteCtion District. The directors of the Grapeview FiVe District rejected 'the request of the group to be released and they took the matter to the coun- ty commission. After the hearing, the commission will decide whe- ther or not to allow the change. The board approved a petitio from a group of property owners in, sections 22 and 23 tha hey be allowed to join the Grapeview Fire District. The area is not now in a fire district. The petition pre- sented to the commissioners was sigaed by 100 per cent of the reg- istered xoters in the area. A delegation of residents of Leeds Loop Road appeared to ask what was being done in either re- locatin the road as they had re- ouested or repair the existing road They were told that work on the road had been programed for 1964, but, the commission and engineer- ing department were still looking[ into what should be done. TIlE ROARD received a letter from Supt. Of Schools J. W. Good- paster recommending a division of the school's share of the Federal Forest money. His recommenda- tion was $30.000 for Hood Canal School District: $9,560.23 for North Mason: $5 896.40 for Mary M. Knight and $2,000 for South- stde. The board took no action on div- iding the money. Four persons appeared before the board to protest the requested closing of a forest protection road A request had been received from G. S. McDouffall that the road be closed. The County Engineer told the commission that the road had been used as part of the cou'nty road system for a number of years. Journal Want Ads Pay $impson Looking For Barber To Continue A Tradition  BATSTONE HEADS BOY SCOUT FUHD DiVE COMMITTEE .. t \\; MONEY-RAISER- Bill Bat- stone (pictured above) has ac- cepted the responsibilities of Ma- son County district chairman of the annual Boy Scout fund cam- paign, District Finance Chair- man W.wren Moe announced yesterday. The campaign opens Tuesday, October 29, with a Breakfast kick-off. Batstone will announce other committee mem- bers next week. &&el Board Starts Hunt For Superintendent The Shelton School Board start- ed its search for a replacement for Supt. R. V. Oltman when he retires July 1. The board Tuesday night voted to inform college placement bur- eaus and departments of education in the state that there is a va- cancy and that the board is tak- ing written applications. Oltman told the board the cen- tral kitchen being installed in the h'ene S. Reed building was near- ing completion. Assistant Supt. Homer Taylor told the board the tubes in the boiler in the Lincoln gym were leaking and in need of replace- mont. Oltman and Taylor were instructed to get the repair work done. The board discussed what should be done in the line of ex- panded athletic field facilities and agreed to ask coaches in ]e sys- tem for ideas and suggestions and planned a meeting with the head coaches for Oct. 29. Grange Degree ession Postponed ange 5th degree Initiation work which was scheduled Friday at Progress Grange Hall in Ka- milehe has been postponed for one week until October 18. Charles Savage, Master of Ma- son County Pomona Grange, said the postponement was made neces- sary when two members of the degree team moved away from Mason County. He said the work will still be put on in time to ae- comodate those who wish to take the 6th degree in preparation for the 7th degree at the National Grange Convention There is unusual interest in de- gree work of the Grange at this time. Savage said, because many Grangers want to be eligible to take Final City Budget Same As Prdiminary INTO changes were made ill the preliminary city budgel at the for- real public hearing held Monday afternoon in city hall but. Ue pro- ceedings did reveal several inter- eating facets of 1964 expenditm's. Among them is a $10 per month across-the-board raise ]n wages and salaries for regulat; oily em- ployes, a cut-back in the summer recreation program which will li- mit activities to the swnnming and life saving phase only, a con- certed effort to up-date and im- prove city records on sewer and water lines and other nmnumen- rations to benefit people needing this knowledge, and a stronger ef- fort through a $9.500 allocation designed to encourage street and drain improvement by providing a "guarante)d rate" to property o\\;rners, i TIlE TOTAL budget of $265,':" was unchanged. This includes $52,- 384 for general expense; $3,981 for the legal department: $1.494 tor police court: $18,335 for en- gineering; $39,052 for fire: $77,- 055 for police; $9.620 for park; $43.075 for street fund transfer; $17.956 for library fund transfer; $1,300 for recreation fund trans- fer; and $1,000 for flood control fnnd transfei'. The reduction in the summer recreation program will eliminate peewee baseball, golf, tennis, bas- ketball, and all playground activ- ities and concentrate attention al- most exclusively on the swimming and life-saving program. Mayor Frank Travis pointed out that the fmtd is now $500 in the red from last sunIneF due to a misnnder- standing on the county's contribu- tion. which was only $I.000 instead of the $1,500 expected, An engineering aid has been added to the engineer's office, ac- tually an employe transferred from the sewer department, whose primary purpose ill be t bring city records up to date on sewer and water lines, and c% drafting work for city construction pro- jeets. "City records have been badly neglected for a long time." En- gineer Pat Byne pointed out. "This man will bring our records on survey lines up-to-date and do other monumentation work of ben- efit to the city. He is actually a transfer from one department to another and as such no additional expense to tile city." DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS showed increases this year due to a new law which requires charg- ing social security and pension ex- penditures directly to each de- partment. Formerly these expenses were charged to the general fund. City Clerk Ahna Catto explained. For example, in the police depart- n]ent this is a matter of some $7.000. Byrne poinled out that the $9,- 500 item in the street budget cal- led street and drain improvement under capital outlay would be used to pay any costs in excess of $4.50 pet' front fool which property own- ers might face in connecting up to storm sewers, and installing. curbing and paving improvements to their properties. On the same subject Byrne, an- swering a question from the small audience, said the Mt. View por- tion of Laurel street is included in 1964 street plans for gradi. and re-surfacing. Grange at the National Grange Convention to be held in Portland in November. and it may be many years he said, before another Na- tional Grange convention will be SIMPSON BARBERPaul Beret, the Simpson barber, trtns the hair of Chester Avery, seated in a wheel chair at the hospital. Beret plans to retire and Simpson is seeking a replacement for him to continue the tradition started by Mark E. Reed of providing Simpson employees with free haircuts and shves during hospital stays. $ A tradition may die. The Simpson Barber. Paul Beret, has retired and no one wants the job. The Simpson Barber is a Simp- son Timber Company tradition that goes back nearly four dec- ades, when former president Mark E. Reed, hired a barber to give shaves and haircuts to any and all employees confined to Shelton hos- pitals. "Mark Reed wanted his loggers to look good when their families visited them in the hospital," said Beret. "So he asked a Shelton bar- ber to visit the hospital regularly and shave any Simpson loggers there. He (Mark Reed} would pay for it," EVER SINCE, any Simpson em- ployee, retired or active could be barbered during his hospital stay, jumped ship because he wanted to stay In this country. "I hid on Fox Island for two months until the ship left," Paul recalled. "'Then I went to Tacoma, where I sigated tip to go to worn for Pat Moran, who was logging for A. B. Covey (longtime Simpson executive and Shelton pioneer)." Paul Worked as a logger for many years, served in the U.S. Army during War One and later was m business for himself in Shelton. IN A DAY when industry is less paternalistic and more cost conscmus than before, how has the tradition of the Simpson Bar- ber survived ? "It's just something we have wanted to continue doing," said John Stentz, personnel manager. "We've searched for someone to This service has come as a pleaS- take over, but haven't had any ant surprise to many hospitalized luck so far. It just about has to employees, be a retired person; a fulltime bar- Beret, 71. retired recently be- bur can't close up his shop to go cause of }.11 health. He held the to the hospital." eli "We want t - barbering lob for eight years, " son Bat o continue the Simp I maxing a varied career in Shelton . "bet," Stentz said "But I dat'ing back to 1909. unless we fi:nd someone ,ho is 1 Bo{'i in France, he went.to sea .qu0aaled and wants the job we'll l -'- wind- nave no altern ,, as a lad of 14 on a i,i-enca . ative. . ] jammer. In August, 1909, while Anyone know of a retired barber she was docked in Seattle, hewho wants a Part-time job? I DANCE- SATURDAY 9:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. E00EltGIREEN BALLROOIH Music by LANNIE SLATER'S "TRIUMPHS" I BREMERTON OR,VE-,N ' THEATERS Open 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 7:15 RODEO ;i: KITSAP LAKE Fri., Sat., Sun., Oct. 11-12-13 :: Thurs., Fri., Sat., Oct. 10-11-12 CALL ME BWh.NA ii Buck Night Every Night Bob Hope and Anita Ekberg ,; Walt Disney's ---co-hit : SAVAGE SAM i plus DR. NO ;; JUMBO starring Scan Connery i!: Doris Day - J. Durante both in color i Martha Raye and Steven Boyd I rl I I I LOW COST HOHE LOAH$ NEW CONSTRUCTION -- REMODELING PURCHASE 6 % On Reducing Balances -- No Commission Charges Mason County Savings & Loan Association .TITLE INSURANCE BUILDING SHELTON FOR6ETS IMP0ilTArIT DATE the highest degree in the held in the Northwest. This quick-thinking young wife, who forgot her mother-in-law's birth- day till the last moment, didn't send an "I forgot" card or whip up a belated fudge cake. She just called her mother-ln-law by long distance (after 6 p.m., when rates were lower), and the whole family said "Happy Birthday I" Why don't yon spread some joy among your kinfolk, by long distance, this evening? PACIFIC NORTHWEST BELL The price - " is medium.... the hmu .ry maximum... the car ,S Mercury : :, :: !iiiiiiiiii!i !i  i=, i Ill When you want more than the usRgl in a medium-price car, Mercury's the one to look at. You'll find rich interiors in the elegant new Park Lane. Extravagant spaciousness. Responsive Also available with ,'acv Marauder sty/in, ,:  power-a 390 cu. in.V-8 is standard. And a choice of two different.looking styles. : :::/::::::::::::::: Mercury gives you more than the usual tn all these ways: '64 M room, entry room. More trunk space--12 stfitcases big (17A ecury cu. ft.). Choice of racy Marauder styling (left) or Breeze- way Design (top), the rear window opens for ventilation. NO finer car in the LINCOLN-MERCURY DIVISION C.. MOTOR COMPANY  medium-price field Jill PAULEY, INC. 501 Railroad Ave.