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October 21, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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October 21, 1971

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Fire District Five Asking Special Levy Voters in the Allyn Fire District, both the newly-annexed area and the area which was in the district previously, are being asked to approve a one-year special levy to raise $160,000 for additional fire equipment in the district. The size of the district took a substantial jump recently when the Agate, Pickering, Spencer and phillips Lake and Bayshore areas were annexed to the district which had previously covered the Allyn, Victor, Mason-Benson Lake and Lake Limerick areas. The proposed special levy would be on 1973 taxes. The newly-annexed area will be paying taxes to the district in 1973. The commissioners of the fire district stated the one-year special levy method was chosen to save the district the money which would have had to be paid out in interest if a bond issue had been proposed. Fire Chief Richard Knight said the money would be used to erect three additional substations, buy additional fire engines, either new or used, modernize and purchase additional radio equipment, purchase additional nose and buy additional home receivers to alert firemen to an alarm. Just exactly how much money would be used for each of the items is difficult to determine, but, it would be used over the next two years to attempt to bring everyone in the district within five miles of a recognized fire station so they would qualify for reduced fire insurance premiums. The general areas which are proposed for the new substations, if the special levy passes, would be across Mason Lake from the present substation, in the area of Pioneer School and in the Yimberlakes area. Providing trucks for each of the substations would be the first goal in truck purchases, with replacement of the present trucks at Mason Lake and Victor to follow if enough money is available. The County Assessor has not completed determination of the assessed valuation of the new district, but, it is estimated the one-year special levy would be for about eight mills to raise the needed $160,000. Nuclear power plants are safe and can provide the needed electrical energy for this country, the Shelton Chamber of Commerce membership meeting was told last Thursday night by Jack Lastrapes, a member of the Monday Is Veterans Day State, federal, city and county government offices in Mason County will be closed Monday in Observance of Veterans Day. There will be no school in schools in the county in observance of the holiday. The Post Office will operate on its regular holiday mail schedule with no city or rural delivery of mail. Veterans Day this year has been moved to the last Monday in October, which this year is Oct. The annual 1 l/l 1 Club breakfast which celebrates Veterans Day will be held Monday at the Memorial Hall. There will be a wreath laying ceremony about 10:30 a.m. with the breakfast scheduled for 11 a.m. There is a social hour before the breakfast. World War 1 Veterans will be admitted to the breakfast free. staff of the Washington Department of Commerce and Economic Development with a specialty in nuclear energy development. Lastrapes said there had never been any damage to a member of the public in the U.S. from nuclear energy. People are frightened because of the atomic bombs which were used in Japan during World War II and that there are many mistatements which are repeated in opposition to nuclear power plants. It will be essential if there is to be continued growth on a reasonable basis, he said, for additinonal sources of producing electrical energy. Lastrapes commented that there was a moritorium on additional dams on the Snake River and that the nation's supplies of coal and oil for powering electric generating facilities would be exhausted in the years to Come. lie stated the heating of water used in cooling nuclear operations can be turned to an advantage. One plant, he said, would result in enough water to irrigate 100,000 acres of land at a temperature of 85 degrees. This warmed water, he said, could also be used in increasing fish production to add to the world's food supply. tie commented that a nuclear power plant site needed 5,000 acres of land to permit a wide fence to be built to satisfy public demand, not necessarily because of ally danger from the plant. The Mason County United Good Neighbors fund drive kicked off Monday morning with a breakfast for key volunteer workers at Heinie's Broiler. The drive this year has a goal of $22,100 to meet the needs of the ten participating agencies. The various agencies have submitted their fund requests and these have been examined by the UGN Budget Committee. Participating agencies are the Alcoholism Information and Referral Center, Boy Scouts, (;irl Scouts, Campfire (;iris, Children's ttome Society of Washington, Exceptional Foresters, Mason County Kidney Fund, Mental Health Association, Red ('ross and Salvation Army. /" / ;'5; \ Indian Dental Clinic Set The Public ttealth Service Division of Indian llealth Services has a mobile dental unit parked at Hood Canal School for work with Indian children in Mason County. Any Indian child who is in need of dental work is eligible to the services of the unit. Interested persons can contact Dr. Gary Aglietti at 877-9227 or Madge Whitener at 426-3451. MEN NEEDED in this area to train as LIVESTOCK BUYERS LEARN TO BUY CATTLE, HOGS AND SHEEP at sale barns, feed lots end ranches. We prefer to train men 21 to 55 with livestock experience. For local interview, write age, phone, address and background to: ~,TIONAL MEAT PACKERS TRAINING Box 715, Dept. WA-181 Denver, Colorado 80201 (Continued from page 1) incidents up to the time he was shot. Schoening testified he had examined the weapon when Hadden had handed it to him and had dry fired it a few times then Hays looked at it and dry fired it before it got back to tladden. He stated he saw tladden reload the gun and put it in Hays' shirt pocket and saw Hays put the gun in his (tlays') pants pocket. Schoening stated after he was struck by the bullet, Hays took him to Mason General ttospital where he was treated for the wound. He stated he was about four to six feet from ftays when the shot was fired and that only about five to 10 seconds had elapsed from the time ttays had the gun until Hadden had reloaded it and put it in his shirt pocket. Ile stated he believed ttays was facing away from (Continued from page 1) valuation it had in 1970. Assessor Willis Burnett has not yet done this with land which was reassessed in Mason County for 1970. Most of the Christmas Tree growers appealed increases in assessments to the Board of Equalization, which is comprised of the county commissioners. The tree growers were told the Board of Equalization had not yet completed its work and they were assured by both the prosecutor and the commissioners that the county would comply with the law. Hood Canal Denies Delay (Continued from page 1) regular llood Canal School Board Meeting, item 3 of the resolution reads as follows: Quote, The Hood Canal School District is opposed to early interest payments and would like to proceed with Shelton's request when we receive an AG0, end of quote. "What this rr~eans is ~hat with the issue and ~ale ol approx. $595,000 of llood (;anal School District Bonds, we are trying to save our taxpayers between 35 and 70 thousand dollars in interest payments and in no way have intentions of stalling the beginning date of construction." BOOKS EXTEND oui narrow present hack inlo a limitless past. 'lhey show us the mistakes of the men hefore us and share with us recipes for hunlan success. T. V. Smith Hadden at the time the gun was reloaded. Schoening stated he did not want Hays to lose his job over the incident and told the Sheriff so and that Robinson had used some strong language to him during their discussion. Schoening said he received a verbal reprimand from Robinson for his part in the shooting incident. He stated he knew about the sign which stated no guns should be worn in the jail area, but, that all of the deputies wore their guns if they were only going to be in the area for a few minutes. Schoening said he enjoyed working with Hays and had faith in his judgement. Schoening also testified to an earlier incident in which he and Hays had been reprimanded in strong language by Robinson for going to the Lilliwaup Motel which was owned by Hays' father to check an incident in which a )X man who had broken into the business place had been shot by the elder Hays during a struggle. Robinson, when he took the stand, stated he wanted all the members of his staff to be proficient in the use of weapons. One of the basic rules of firearms safety, he said, is that a person passing a gun to someone else inspects it before passing and that the person receiving it inspects it when he get it. lie said members of the staff had talked about weapons and did do some dry firing in the coffee room. Robinson said he had read all of the statements before he made his decision to ask for the resignations of the two deputies. Referring to the incident in which he had given Hays and Schoening a strong verbal reprimand about their going on their own to investigate the shooting incident at the Lilliwaup Motel, he said he had assigned Creekpaum to do the investigation, and, that Hays and Shoening had other duties which they should have been taking care of instead of conducting a secondary investigation on their own. Robinson said Schoening received a verbal reprimand on the incident in the jail because he was not involved in the transfer of the weapon. Robinson said he had no personal dislike for Hays and that he thod~ht" Hays would have made a good officer and thath~, ....... was treated the same as any other officer in the department. Robinson said he felt Hays action in connection with the shooting incident in the jail indicated irresponsibility and a lack of maturity. Several members of tl~e sheriff's office staff were called as Call Us About -~/~/R~jplr OAK PARK A Planned Unit Oevelopment 426-2646 HIMLIE REALTY, I "Let's help the ladies of the Mason General Hospital Auxiliary's rummage drive. Bring your useable discards to 707 S. 1st." Real Super Saver! ALUMINUM 25% to 30% OFF example: 3'x2'. Reg. retail $20.93 .... NOW $9.95 (allow 1 day for delivery) WHY PAY $11.25 GALLON FOR URETHANE! OLYMPIC HAS IT FOR ONLY $7.50 GALl RENOIR WALLPAPER by teroy of Paris New selection. Pre-pasted, pretrimmed, vinylized, scrubbable. See this exclusive selection TODAY! PAINTS G MANUFACTURING, INC. by Tone 'n Tique. ANTIQUE KITS Reg $5.45 ............ NOW $2.25 GUARDSMAN ANTI-FREEZE ..... Ga, PANELING as ,ow as .................. $2.25 Panel SPRAY PAINT by Weekender. 98~: value .... NOW INTERIOR LATEX .................. ON,Y $3.70Ga,. LATEX ENAMEL Regularly $7.00 ....... NOW $4.50 Gal. EXTERIOR ACRYLIC LATEX ...... o.-v $4.70Ga, WINDSHIELDS NOW AVAILABLE AT TREMENDOUS DISCOUNTS! III III witnesses by tteuston, including Deputies Marvin Snyder, Fred Pharris and Josh Dunn, Sgt. James Sisson and Sgt. Dan McNair. All stated as far as they knew, Hays was a good officer and they would have no qualms about working with him. Fred Hadden, the former deputy who had put the gun in Hays' shirt pocket stated when he reloaded the gun ttays was standing to the side and somewhat in front of him. Hadden stated he thought Hays knew the weapon had been re-loaded when it was put in his pocket. Hays, taking the stand in his own behalf, told the hearing he was 24 years old and had served in the Air Force and worked at a variety of jobs before joining the Sheriff's Office staff June 1, 9 Oz. Reg. and Unscented 3 Ounce size Reg. $1.50 I-Lb. Tubs, $2.39 Value 100 Tabs Reg. $5.95 Reg. $1.79 1970. He said he was one of three men hired out of a group of 19 who had taken the civil service test at that time. He first served as a jailor-radio dispatcher, and, started as a road deputy Jan. 1 of this year. Hays stated his head was turned away from Hadden while Hadden was reloading the gun and that he had no idea it had been loaded when it was put in his shirt pocket. Hays stated he admitted he had been negligent in the incident, but, that he did not think, he was as far wrong as to get the kind of punishment he did. He stated he did not even look where the gun was pointing when he pulled the trigger and that he knew the basic safety rules of handling firearms. 4 Oz. Size NOW FOR SALE IN UNION VIEW PROPERTY WITH TIMBER Property with excellent view of Hood Canal Olympic Mountains for sale in Union, Includes 16-25 ft. x 100 ft. lots tog streets and alleys adjacent and douglas fir timber! at 83,000 board feet. Located within Block Canal Land & Improvement Addition to Appraised value: $15,599.00. Sealed bids for the property now ownedl, Public Utility District No. 1 of Mason CountY! received until November 22, 1971. MinimUm bid: $14,100.00. See notice in Legal details of sale. HALLOWEEN CARDS and NOVELTIES by HALLMARK NOW COUGH FORMULA Reg. $1.59 GROOM &CLEAN HAIRBPRAY FOR THE CLEAN LOOK 24 Tab Size 12 Ounce 7-Oz. Reg. $1.49 Reg. $1.29 Mixed Regularly Regularly $1.29 1 Full Lb. Reg. $1.29 ,usPE Reg. $1.59 ; NOW 13 Oz. l Irl'lOIII EVERGREEN SQUARE Page 2 Shelton-Mason County Journal Thursday, October 21 1971