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Percy  Pio 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore Members Get A00ard$ Achlevem-00 Night l.alld 4-H members at- -I-I Achievement Night .araemorate a success- work in the 00vor- )!*,a,. 1 auditorium Saturday i Ills. Martin Auseth was [0f plans for the even- by her committee Jerry Hill, Mrs. Mrs. Max Mik- '? was awarded to the d !: ing member m Gen- !elnent. This was do- .tile Western Farmers' I! and was given to Chris recipient of the lue for his out- in events )Port 4-H, such as Fair and the Festival. the out- for tl a junior award Grocery o 1 was given to Pat- secretary for the Clovers. The senior by the Sloane and went to ,, secretary for the i-H club. ':ils Plaque presented ..: m was given to the What NotsThis marks .Year for" this award and is a summary of i achievement in exhi- ;c'2a1 ?t:nedm*st r2 PR 0J ECT achieve- given as follows: Achievement do- Ford Motor Comp- went to Sandra Spooner. Dons Loertscher. pins for out- the beef pro- to David Valley, Bourgault and gave pins for to Sharlene Smith, Katie Lyman. received a through General in the form at book. This was or Work in foods. from the A1- club led by Mrs. received pins for beautification were Sheila Sharer. g gave outstanding can- work to Bar- Auseth and Dunbar presented & Clark an(1 Company tar in clothing and Carolyn Auseth, Ann Trotzer and Robin Bakke anti . achievement pins ie 13rower and Caro- m0000t0000ding foo00 n, Linda Rains 'was in fronl the Carna- received a for his dog care tect work from bmpany. poration HONORED--Clive Troy, right, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award for his work in activities which helped 4-H work in the county at the-Achievement Night Saturday night. Making the presentation was Harold Van DeReit, left, county agent. Troy is presendent of the Mason County Forest Festival Associ- ation and manager of the Mason County Fair, and is active in Grange. Where Were The City Limits In Year 19007 Where the city limits of Shelton were between about 1900 and 1909 and where there might be a record to indicate this officially is a big question as the city commission studies what to db abont an un- opened secton of Magnolia Street on Capital Hill. Mrs. Bernice Stewart, who owns part of the property on both sides of the unopened street, claims that it was ..vacated under the "no- user law" which was ir effect be- tween the time Washington be- -came a state and 1909. 41tovncy.oMarion 'Garland, Brem- erton, presented the commission- ers with a petition Tuesday ask- ing that they' vacate the unopened Street to clear the matter up once and for all. Garland told the commission that the area, on Capitol Hill, was included in the city of Shelton when it wa.s laid out and the boun- daries set by a judge during ter- ritorial days. When Washington became a state, he said, these- boundaries set by the judiciary were throwm out and new ones established by the government es- tablished in each city which in- corporated. About that same time the so- called "non-user" law was also passed which stated that any electrical pro- Snyder, Tom street platted in an area outside and like the boundaries of an incorporated DNutrition pins were l{!eral Foods to Ken- lee,Mikkclsen, Kar-Open Range In Matlockh .Y Pins came from the .Presented by Oscar 'e7 rt Spooner, Bill " Cassette and Bob Jeet work was deem- Close In 1965 for Joe Brown, Don  t3ailey and Charlie e ere given by Allis- Ward company  Pies in home eco- 00ork to Callao. of the closing, commissioner John Bariekman voted agairmt it. The closure was delayed for a 5-,. low cattlemen in the -r to al area time to construct fencing and to reduce the size of their herds With as little difficulty as possi- ble. ', , 1 Appearing at the hearing ere several cattle owners from the area and William S. Looney, Simpson Timber Company repre- sentative. The closure was requcste(] by tree faLrmers in the area who claimed tlle roaming cattle were causing damage to new tree plant- ings. Elmlund said he believed that the property owners had the right to control the use of their own p:po erty and. , .that. the open. range. law made xt difficult fo the tree armcrs to exercise this right The Commission received two more applications fot: the county civil defense directors job, from Martin Smith and Melvin M. Mills. Richard Knight. Al]yn, appeared at the meeting, speaking in sup- ,,,+ ,ff civil defense and conl- 'entcd'tlmt i, hc fire dislyict there had bccn henefitcd by the sm plus property purchases available be- cause of the civil defense office. The commission certified to the county assessor the tax levies for the various taxing bodies under their jurisdiction. ON COMMITTEES Tlu'ee Shelton students are on committees for the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Homecom. ink this weekend. Roy Kimbel and Dennis Hinton are on the publicity committee and Kathy Houston is o the royalty committee. Here Airport is losing for its directional Under an order Aviation Ag- been notified Coast Regional for the being trans- airport being side of the Bridge. protested were not- was ColltCln- PROTEST were Port Connnis- U.S. Forest of the Army, Company md lo- ahead with the protests from there are not to go around, so close to- is lace- about two of the, main The bea- radio signals, aid by city was automatically vacated if it was not opened within four years. This taw was m effect until 1909. Garland said hig investigations have revealed that during those years the city did not levy taxes on the area and, that in 1907 the county put in Becket Road, which is still in use. This, he said. indicated that .the area was not part of the city. There are, however, he said. no records of exactly where the boun- daries of the city were at the TIIE EASIEST solution, he said, would be for the city to va- hate the street, which would clear up any question of its interest. Thd city has been reluctant to vacate the street. There is a foot- path down where the street is platted which is used by a number of persons walking from; Capitol Hilt to downtown and the commis- sion has had several requests o keep the path open. There is also a sewer line, which is a private line to another home, running along a section of what would be Birch Street wlfich is also involved in the same px)b- lem. The prollem came up several weeks ago when Mrs. Stewart erected a board fence to stop the Contract The Shelton City Connnission Tuesday votedto award a con- tract for paving sections of Fair- mont Street. North 13th Street and B Street and the tennis courts in Kneeland Park to Olympia Oil and Wood Products Company, the on- ly bidder on the job. Their bid was $10,416 for the street work and $1.080 for the tennis courts and an alternate for raising the manholes of $440. THE STREET WORK is being done under the city's arterial street program. An LID on Seattle Street and Sixth Street was approved by the commission after no one appeared at a hearing to Object to it. Roc- ky Hembroff appeared in support of the LID and to clarify some points about it. The commission voted to allow a zoning era'lance to C. R. Brooks to operate a cabinet shop in a 77th YEAR NO. 42 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Washington, under Act of March 8, 1879. Published weekly at 227 West Cots. Chmotmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingtor Thursday, October 17, 1963 Published in " "o 10 Cents per Copy 20 Pages  3 Sections (ounty Plans '231,000 Road (onstruction Program For The Ma.on County Commission bituminous surfacing on 1.6 miles has set a $231,000 road constnm- of the. Tahuya-Blacksmith Road] lion program for 1964. from Tahulya Hill to Maggie / The wok is divided between the Lake, $12,000; redeekthe bridge I three road districts with $77,000 over Weaver Creek on the Bour-I programed for each. gault Road, $8,000; reshape, widen] Planned for Road District 1 are and. light bituminous surfacing of light bituminous surfacing of the 1.2 miles of the Dewatto Road at Picketing Road, cost $1,000; relo- Bear Creek Hill, $20,000; regrade r:cation and light bituminous sur- short sections and reshape 3.4 miles of the North Shore Road from Tahuya west. $27,000; reshape and light bitumhmus surfacing on .6 miles of the Haven Lake Road on the northwest side of the lake, $10,000. Planned for Road District Three is grading and ballast on .2 miles of the Channel Point Road; re- grading, drainage and light bitum- inous surfacing on .8 miles of the Wivell Road, $10',000; redeck the I county line bridge on the Matlock- Deckerville Road, $3,500; rivet 1964 two bridges on the Cloquallum Road, $8,000 and $15,000; widen and light bituminous surfacing on 1.8 miles Highland Road, $10,000; rebuilding miscellaneous small bridges, $14,000; reconstruct 1.5 lniles of Arcadia Road, to be let on contract, light bituminous sur- facing on 2.4 miles of the Beeville Loop Road from the Grange north and the relocation of a dangerous use of the foot path, claiming that youngsters using it had been dam- aging her property. If the city does not vacate the street, the question could end up in court to decide if the "non-user law" applies in this case. The commission set its evening meeting Oct. 29 for a public hear- mg on the problem to detet'mine how much demand there is for garage at 2020 Stevens Street. The facing of .3 miles of the Northcliff city planning commission recom- Road from the city limits to the curve on the Cloquallum Road. mended granting the variance. 1963 project, $10,000; relocation City Engineer Pat Byrne told and widening of 1.5 miles of the the commission that drawings for t Pickering Road north of the 1961 sewer improvement project wereproJ eel, $29.000: relocation, re- almost done and that work had grading and rip rap on the Leeds been started on securing the nec- Loop Road. $30.000; relocgtion of The budgets for 1964 are cam- budgets for 1964 of almost $3.5  from the largest, the Shelton City essary right-of-way. THE COMMISSION approved a resolution outlining the proposed sewer improvement plan and ap- proved an ordinance setting the 1964 budget. Police Chief Paul Hinton was instructed to took into the cost of installing a traffic light at Fourth Street and Railroad Avenue. Scout Fund Drive Workers Are Named Selection of key personnel to carry out the 1963 Boy Scout fund campaign in Mason County was made this week by community chairman Bill Batstone. M. M. "Bud" Lyon, manager o t the Shelton branch of Thurston I i County Federal Savings & Loan, was named to the importmt gen- eral solicitation chairmanship anti as such will have charge of the teams which will make the door- to-door canvassing. Lyon has named Einar Olsoe,: ld Cole. Dave Powell Vince Him- -: lie and Tom Townsend as bii - "Majors", each of whom will five' "'Captains" Under' them. luncheon meeting of the Majors with Lyon and Batstone. aldhg with Tumwater Council executives Dick Whitney and Jim Fox, m scheduled for Friday noon at Rit- ners. SELDEN Vander'vVegen of the accounting firm of McGuire and VauderWegen has been named by Batstone to head the special gifts committee, another key responsi- bility in the campaign. John Ragan and Bob Snyder, Shelton attorneys, are sharing chairmanshipof the prospects and rating committee: Warren Moo assistant manager of Shelton branch of Seattle-First National Bank, and district finance chair- man for Tumwater Boy Scout Council, is in charge of audit anl control; Mary Anstey, Rayonier research lab chemist, is in charge of arrangements: and Bill Diekie, Journal publisher, is puhlicity chairman. Within the next few days addi- tional appointments will be made by the Majors and the Captains all aimed at bringing together the 125 campaign workers for a kick- off breakfast October 29. Anstey keeping the footpath open for pc- will announce time and place for destrian traffic, tiffs later. Lewis Wilson Con-dudes 41 Years On Same Bus Route Local Taxing Agencies Complete Budgets Bob Tanner LEWIS WILSON Well-Traveled Man American astronauts make mile- age faster but none have piled up as much as Lewis Wilson, who wound ut) 41 years of road "burn- ing" la,st week. Wilson estimates he has driven busses between Shelton. Olympia and Bremerton solnewhere be- tween two and three million miles (equivalent to some 100 times around the world} since he began I doing it regularly in 1922. He has no idea how many vehicles, or how many tires hc has worn out in that time. And this doesn't take into ac- count how far he has driven his own car ill his personal travels. BUT THAT'S all over now, as of last Wednesday evening, when he completed his final nm on the Bremerton-Shelton-Olympia route he has traveled so often he could almost do it blind-folded. His busses have run the gamut from Wmton, Buick, Studebaker Head Kiwanis and Pierce Arrow touring cars to the modern Flxibles, of which he has two 35-passenger models for sale, incidentally. Hc has "worn out" two high- ways. and is disappointed a bit because the third wasn't completed before his retirement last weeR. He started on a part-time basis in 1921 when there was no pavement on the Shelton-Olympia highway, then spent many a year threading the crooked cement surface which is now being replaced by the free- way under construction. For the Past ten years he has operated the Bremerton-Shelton- Olympia run as his own business bUt under a franchme held by the Bremcrton-Tacoma Stages Comp- any. Prior to that he had drivcu the same route for Bremerton- Tacoma for eleven years. His first employer was Wallace Johnson, Ford ear dealer here who held the original franchise in tl)e early 1920s. Later. the franchise became the property of Charlte Mitchell and Harold iakeburg, for whom Wilson drove. The Bremer- ton segment of the run was added 20 years ago, dm'ing World W:ar II's hectic activity at Bremerton wllich tool( many "residents of this community for jobs in the ship- yard, EVEN THOUGH he has ,'each- cd retirement age, Wilson has no intention of turning loafer. He has much m mind improving hm home at 140a Railroad Avenue, tmlping his son, Harold, Shelton teacher and athletic coach who spends his sun]mers building homes, and other activities such as gardening and fishing, This is the first vacation he has had in nine Years. He may utilize it to take a trip, ' , . :!...':" BOB TANNER Elected by Kiwanians Shelton Kiwanians elected Bob Tremor as their 1964 president dur- ing Tuesday's wee3 ly hmcheon meeting in Memorial Hall. He is serving as vice-president this yea r. Tanner's supporting officers, at- so elected Tuesday, will be Kurt Mann. vice-president; Cash Brid- get, Morrie Grunkelneier. Jud Hol- loway, Purl Jemison. Eldon Kah- ney, Ivan Myers, and Bob Watson, directors. Democrat 00luh To Meet Tonight "villiam M. Weaver. Director ot the Veterans' Rclvtbilitation Coun- cil. will be the guest speaker at tonight's meeting of the Mason County Democratic Club. The nccting will begin a 8 p.m. in the PUD Auditorium. "Weaver will discuss current ann planned activities within the Vet- erans' Rehabilitation C o u ncil. Club president Wayne Burnett ex- tends an invitation to all interest- ed citizens of Mason County to at- tend t&e meethg, DAVE CLARK Deputy Sheriff Dave Clark is back on duty in the Belfair area after completing the Basic Law Enforcement School at Ft. Lewis recently. Clark joined the sher- iff's office last summer. The school, a three-week, full time course is conducted by the FBL Among subjects taught are laws of arrest, search and seizure, laws of evidence, crime scene search, firearms, defensive tactics and fingerprinting. Clark was among the 39 men h'om sheriff's offices and police de0artments throughout the state attending the school. Dipohnas were presented at a graduating lnncheon. Deputy Sheriff Completes Law &hod PLANNED for Road District Two s grading, draining and light against each piece of property in county must be. In attempting to discover who gets what from the taxpayer's dol- lar and where it goes. one is con- fronted with a bewildering array of figxwes. Considering that 28 government bodies ge a portion of the real estate amt personal property taxes collected in Mason County, trying to trace them all down can be time-consuming. THESE AGENCIES have total County Budget is Comp/eted The Mason County Commission at a continued meeting last week approved a final budget of $356,- 917.39. The eommmsion took another look at the amount of cash on hand anticipated for the end at this year and raised this figure by about $3.500 from the amount used at the budget hearing. This money was used to restore some of the cuts made in the bud- gets for the various departments. $120 was restored to the aud- itor's sa.lar,; , .$,500 "to the prosecuting attorney s autopsy expense fund, $2,000 to the prose- cutor's funds to hire a deputy prosecutor. $700 to the sheriff's fund for vehicle maintenance and operation and added $180 to the teasurer's salary funds. A County Highway Department budge submitted at the budget hearing was approved with no change. It is for $670,628. Stanley Sushak State Trooper Here, Succumbs Stanley J. Sushak, 41, State Pa- trol Trooper here for the past seven years, died in a local hospital Sunday. Mr. Sushak was born in Bear Ri- ver, IV[into April 8, 1922. He had been a resident of Mason Com-ty the past 14 years and had been with the State Patrol seven yel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today in Batstone Funeral Home with Roy. Burton Salter of- ficiating. Burial will be in Veter- ans Cemetery. Suriviors include his wife, Ka- therine; two sons, Wayne and Da- vid, and one daughter, Karen, all at the fanfily home, Rt 2, Box ,517; his father, Stanley Sushak, Chissom, Minn., his mother. Mrs. Frances Sushak, Shelton; one bro- ther, James, Lincoln, Nob., five sisters, Mrs. Jennie Fehlinger, In- dianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Dorothy Goldsworthy, Rosemead, Calif.; lrs. Betty Jean Hammond, Friendship, Tellll.; Mrs. Robert Thorbeck, Minneapolis. Minn., and Miss Judy Sushak, Minneapolis. The family requests that mem- orials be sent to the Washington Crippled Children's Society, ]aycees To Raise Funds For Fire Department The Shelton Volunteer Fire De- partment will soon have some new equipment for its emergency ve- hicle if all goes well on a fund drive lannched this week by the helton Jaycees. It was recently disclosed by fire chief T. E. Deer that additional equipment to be nsed in the emcr- gency \\;'chicle is badly needed by the department in order for it to hmction in the manner for which it was intended. According t,o Deer the equipment needed consists of one inhaler, a spare oxygen tank, stretcher, plas- tic splints, pla.stie throw-away sheets, and a 30 x 75 inch canvas, all amounting to an approximate total of $400. The Shelton Jaycees, with help from the fire department, hope to raise the $400 by asking ,the pub- lic for 50 cent donations, with tur- keys for TJ'.anksgiving to be given for prizes. million, of which a little more than $1.25 million will come from prop- erty taxes, The rest comes from a variety of sources, including in- come from the agencys own ac- tivities and various state and fed- eral funds. This $3.5 million does not include building funds for the schools and the various special levy funds in some of the fire districts. Also not included are the bud- gets for utilities which operate on their own revene, including the two PUDs, and the city water, sexver, garbage departments. The budgets range in size County Schools Show Increase In Spending Education in Mason County is a $2 million business, budgets for the various school districts re- veal. Budgets for the county:s 10 school districts were approved by the county budget review commit- tee which met last week. Total school budgets for opera- tion and maintenance is $2,054,- 333:98= More than?60 percent of this amount goes for' sa]atiesfor teachers and Other school district employees. IN SIZE, the budgets range from the largest, the Shelton School District, of $1.210.953.46 to the smallest, HarStine, $11,426.28. Other district budgets include Tahuya,. $24,499; Southside, $55,- 486.81; \\; Grapeview. $30,031.13; Mary M. Knight, $112.394.65; Ka- milche. $29,748.48: Pioneer. $53,- 322; North Mason. 343.203.47 and Hood Canal. $183.268.70. The total budget for operation of the schools in the county show- ed a sliglt increase over the prev- ious year of 22.842.91 despite de- creases by some districts. Two districts, Shelton and Har- stine, showed substantial decreas- es while Southside dropped about $400. All of the others had increases in their budgets. The budgets for operation and maifltenance, shown here, do not include funds in the districts' building funds. Toaslmaslers Hear SOS Speech Winners Fran Demmon and Marie Knee- land, first and second place win- ners in the Soil Conservation Ser- vice speech contest, w-ere guest speakers at the Shelton Toast- master's Club meeting last Thurs- day morning. The girls presented their win- ning speeches to the club. Visitors at the meeting were Ed Jonson, area governor, and Lyle Hay assistant area governor, both of the Olympia Toastmasters. Table topics discusion on "should we sell wheat to Russia" was led by George Nichols. Local guests at the meeting were School. $2,054,333.98 to the small- est. Fire District No. 5 at Allyn, with a budget of $3,197. FIRE DISTRICTS The county's six fire districts have total budgets of $64,824.31. The largest is Fire District No. 2 at Belfair with a budget, of $19,450.19. Othe include Fire Dis- trict 1, Hdodsport, $11,385; Fire District 3, Grapeview, $12,642.90; Fire Distric 4, Arcadia, $3,400.74; Fire District 5, Allyn, $3,197, and Fire District 6, Uniol% $14,748.48. All of the fire districts axe tak- ing the four mills alIowed them under State law and several have special levies in addition. PORT DISTRICTS The county's four port distrlct have total budgets of $87,680.10. Making up the bulk of this is the Shelton Pol budget of $61,982. Income for the port is antici- pated at $23,682 flm taxes; $10,- 000 from rentals; $2,800 for op- eration of the city dock; $1,500 from miscellaneous sources and $24,000 cash on hand. Among anticipated expenitures for the coming year, the port dis- trict $17,000 for moorage renew- al as the largest item. Repairs and improvements to the dock has a $3.000 expenditure and repairs and, improvements at the airport $8.000. The district plans to use $4,000 in promotion of the annex industrial park on Johns Prairie. ,Otler .port districts include A1, 15n, $17,640; DeWatto, $3,428,10. and Hoodsport, $4,630. Port districts are allowed un- der state law to levy two mills. This, however, is not covered by the 40-mill limit under state law. TOTAL ASSESSED valuation in the county showed a slight in- crease this year. accordhg to fig- (Continued n Page 5) Member Drive " or Commumty Concert 00tarts The annual membership drive of the Mason County Community Concert Association has opene(l with the mailing of memberslip cards to last year's members, ac- cording to Andrew Bcelik. presi- dent. The association has scheduled three concerts for the coming se- son. They are M'artha Schlamme, folk singer Nov. 7; Llords Inter* national Marionettes, Jm]. 12 and Paganini String Quartet, Feb. 24:. ll concert association presenta, tigris are in. the Shelton Jmior Higll Auditorium. IN ADDITION TO the local concerts, membership cards will permit the h01ders to attend addi, tional programs in nearby cities, Matloek Area Youth Wins Paul Everett, Vern Morgus, John elation pres(ntations is by mem Montgomery and Harold Van De [bersilip card only. No single a(1- -Riot. ' missions are sold. Work In tle Washington State 4-H General Achievement C o n t est, Bill Trenckmann, a senior at Mary M. Knight High School. the son at Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Trenckmann of the Matlock area, has won an expense paid trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. Because of his accomplishnens in 4-H. school and community work, Bill was awarded tle trip, which is cmsidered a gTeat honor in 4-H work. He was interviewed by the contest judges at the Washing- ton State Fair in Yakima. Bill is president of the local 4-H club, the Senior Builder's club, and tim Mary M. Knight student body. He has held numerous offices dur- ing his four years of high school and he has also belonged to the lettermmfs club since his fresh- man year. He will be leavhg the first part of December for Chi- ca.o, .2 mils of Phillips Lake Road, plete and certified to the assessor $4,000 "and widening one mile of who now has the task of figuring the Concord Beach Road. out just how much the tax levy