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October 21, 1971

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L Skokomish ur By ANITA DUGGER SKOKOMISH - Jim Hunter, Chester Rosenberg and Claud Dugger attended the fall Kitsap County Christmas Tree tour held near Bremerton, Oct. 14. Demonstration plots featured shearing and pruning Douglas fir on Boise-Cascade Tree Farm. A wig style show at Hood Canal Women's Clubhouse, Potlatch today at 2 p.m. will School Board Approves Revised Dress Code By BRIAN C. CLEVENGER The Mary M. Knight school board unanimously approved the newly revised student dress code. The code was presented to the board by a three student committee. In the committee were Tim Frodsham, Teresa lverson and Brian Clevenger. "We are happy to see that the students are interested enough to come up with such a workable dress code," said Herb Brehmeyer Jr., board chairm an. At the board meeting plans for new seating in the gym was discussed. The new plans, as proposed by Jim Getchman, the coach, were met with approval by the board. The board allocated the project $70 out of the school building fund. This Thursday the students of M.M.K. had a (,oodwill clothing drive. Articles of clothing were collected from students from all grades in an effort to help the needy. At the board meeting Oct. 12, preliminary plans for the future gymnasium, which the school will get in about three years, were looked at. The only thing about the plans the board didn't like was the fact that they would leave the school without a cafeteria or kitchen. feature styling, color and modeling of wigs, Mrs. Roy Howard of Peoples Wig Boutique, Lacey, will display the wigs. All are welcome and there is no charge. One lucky hunter, Jim Young of Seattle got his deer Sunday. Jim and his brother Tom Young spent the weekend with the Kelsey Tanners. Mr. and Mrs. lsaacson of Olympia were also weekend guests of the Tanners. Earl Loehr and a friend, now stationed at Fort Lewis, visited Earl's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Les Crossan. The Loehrs, former Shelton residents now live in Bend, Ore. Skokomish Grange drill team will put on the third and fourth degree work in Skokomish (.;range hall, Nov. 5. Potluck supper. The regular meeting, Oct. 22, has been cancelled. The Chct Valleys and Hulbert family visited nephew Chet tlershey in Puyallup and shopped at the Tacoma Mall last Sat. Clothing Drive Is Planned Elementary school students in the Shelton, Olympia, North Thurston, Yelm, Rochester, Tenino, Tumwater, Rainier and Mary M. Knight School Districts will participate in the Annual School Clothing Drive for Goodwill Industries today. Thousands of specially designed Goodwill Bags have been distributed to the students to be tilled with clothing, toys and small household items their families no longer need. 'lhe donated materials collected in this drive help provide employment and (m-the-job training for physically, mentally and emotionally disabled men and women at G o o d w i 11 I n d ustries. The reconditioned materials are then sold in the Goodwill store and sales incorne is used to pay wages and operating expenses. aO Winter weather generally can be counted on to plague Washington State motorists between November and April of each year. So, with the advent of foul weather conditions, the Washington State Highways Department today (October 14) released more information concerning the use of studded tires. A 1938 law prohibiting tires with studs was amended in 1969 by the Washington State Legislature making the use of studded tires legal between November 1 and April I, only. The law permits motorists to use studded tires on the state's highways under certain conditions. Again this year. ttighways l)epartment signs particularly on mountain passes where snow and ice dangers are the greatest will either recommend or require chains or studded tires on cars, or in extreme conditions will require tire chains only. Most [~quent c motorists i~ficlude: "Why studded tires legal only :from November to April 17" and "why can't studded tires be put on cars soonel thall November and later than April when the weather is had'?" l'he answer comes from Vern Dorsey, Assistant Director oftlighways for Maintenance, whosays the law stipulates that studs are illegal at all times of the year except between November 1 and April 1. "The most damaging wear on highways from studded tires comes lrom continuous, high-speed driving, rather than from starting and stopping action - which, incidentally, causes great wear as well," explained Dorsey. "The studs also eat up the stripes and pavement markings which are safety aids to motorists at a time of year when they cannot be replaced." "Studs in tires are safe when they are new, but after some high speed commuting on highways the stud edges wear away making the studs less effective for safe driving on ice and snow, and less effective than snow tires and Motorists plain highway tires in making safe stops," said Dorsey. "The safety and convenience furnished by the tire studs during short periods when they are somewhat helpful is offset by the damage the studs are causing while running on bare pavement. lhe projected cost of repairing stud damage to highways is of serious concern to all states. For instance, Wisconsin estimates an annual cost of $12 million; Michigan, $28 million; Ontario, ('anada, $14 million; and Minnesota, $7 million. Minnesota and Ontario, Canada, outlawed the use of studded tires this past spring, and other states, including our own, are seriously considering taking similar action," said l)orsey. nny inl. (Only 2 feet wide) Installs almost anywhere. Where the wash is-kitchen, bath, nursery ... anywhere you can get adequate wir- ing, plumbing and venting. Model LC-2 Laundry Center I Islan esl en By CARMEN YATES HARSTINE - Last Thursday afternoon Mi Brassfield apparently suffered a stroke. A short time later a man interested in looking at her place which is up for sale stopped in and knocked at the door. One look at Mi told him something was very wrong and he went to nearby neighbors to summon help. An ambulance was called and Mi was taken to the St. Peter's Hospital in Olympia. She died early the following morning. Mi and her late husband, Pete purchased their property here in the late '40's and spent their weekends for about two years remodeling and adding on to the cabin previously owned by the Weekman family. In the early '50's the couple moved to tire Island permanently. A short three or four years later Pete suffered a stroke in October which left him an invalid until his death just about a year later. Both were hard workers and very active in community affairs. They contributed much to the hall both in the form of useful items and very hard work. The Brassfieldsand the Lohrers were about the first people my family became acquainted with when they first started coming to the Island on weekends. Spencer Cove was a favorite spot of the two couples to take their boats for the weekend. So we enjoyed many a clam digging adventure together. Ms, at the time of her death was about 73. She was born in Scranton, Pa. She is survived by a daughter, Rehba Christopher, and a son, William Schmidt both of Olympia. Her sister, Mrs. Russell Pearson lives in Seattle. She has five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private Memorial Services were held in Olympia following cremation. Donations to one's favorite charity are suggested in lieu of flowers. The Pioneer School Board will have a continuation of its Oct. 12 meeting to take up the discussion of the Bond Issue for the new Shelton High School. That meeting is scheduled for today (Thursday) at 4:15 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. Theo WaSte entered the Veterans Hospital in Seattle this past weekend to undergo surgery. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Theo from all your Island friends. Jim and Ella McAuliffe set out early last month on their annual vacation. They took the precaution of having their pickup gone over with a fine tooth comb prior to setting out on the trip. However, part of the service was done a bit too good, which caused them a break down in the rush hour traffic in Spokane. That first night was spent in the parking lot of a Spokane Texaco station while a new clutch was installed in the pickup. Once the repairs were made and they were on their way they headed east into Idaho. At Sand Point they crossed into Canada. amidst an electrical storm. They drove east to Waterton Lakes National Park to find from four to six inches of snow already on the road and reports of a rugged blizzard further east where they had planned to go. Their destination had been set for North Dakota and reports of severe early winter weather made them decide to head back west. They stopped at Penticton and spent two or three days. They returned home through Wenatchee and Yakima and then came back across White Pass and stayed in pretty Seaquest State Park near Castle Rock. They spent a couple of days at home, long enough for Ella to get the camper trailer nicely unpacked when husband, Jim says lets go down to Oregon for a few days! They drove down to the Columbia River and stopped at Fort Canby before crossing the Astoria Bridge. After crossing into Oregon they stopped at each of the State Parks along the Coast until they reached Humbug Mountain State Park. (1 counted nearly 40 parks on my map between those two points!) The weather was perfect Indian Summer weather Press , Care. In both Washer & Dryer. Helps no-iron clothes keep their promise. .,.... Dacron dryer lint screen. Fine mesh removes lint par- ticles. Easy to reach for cleaning. 2.Speed Washer. Regular plus Delicate set- tings for the fabric flexibil- ity a family washer must have. with gorgeous days and beautiful moonlight nights. There they turned back north and drove to Bandon where they headed inland. At a rest stop on Highway 42 they ran into Harold and Betty Sebring (former Islanders) and discovered Jim and Ella had been just one day behind them all the way down the coast. They stopped on Interstate 5 at Curtin and stayed at Past Creek Park. The lovely setting here includes a meandering Lagoon with a small Island in the center and a fountain adding a tranquil touch. More than 200 Mallard ducks add a note of charm to this pretty spot. They nest on the Island. Several of the big fat sassy ducks wandered through the campgrounds begging handouts. Ella took some scraps of bread and sat down and (to her complete delight) soon had five of them right in her lap! Continuing on North they stopped at still another rest stop along the highway and bumped into Jim Weeks, the man who had been Jim's helper at the State Park three years ago. So the 'P.S.' to the McAuliffe's trip turned out much, much better than the planned original vacation. Another Island couple, Gar and ttilda Williams also took a marvelous vacation last month. The first point they headed for was Kamloops, B.C. to call on Gar's sister, Esther Ferry and other relatives and friends. When Gar and Hilda were ready to continue theirtrip Estherhopped in the carand joinedthem. They traveled east from Kamloops. At one spot they stayed at a Lobstick Motor Inn. The name has an interesting background. The name Lobstick was derived from early Pioneer days when trails were marked by 'lobbing' off all the branches on all four sides of the tree until only a small cluster remained at the very top of the tree. These marked trees outlined trails along the Rocky Mountains from the southern end of them clear up into Canada. Their route took them through Jasper National Park where they stayed overnight. They were fortunate enough to view Mt. Robson in its entire spectacular and awesome splendor. The natives told them that this is a rare treat, for the major portion of the year her beauty is veiled in a cloud layer. They traveled on to Edmonton to visit Gar's nephew, Harry Ferry and his wife and their four children. Harry is Esther's son. Upon their arrival there they discovered there had been a light snow just a short time before. And if ever a man had an interesting position, certainly Harry Ferry must qualify high on this list. For he is in charge of the Dewline - the first line of defence shared by the United States and Canada The Dewline Arctic, 1 000 Edmonton to Radar stations all and he inspects the once each month. Technically Electrical En the Co-ordinator for the United Canadian ( Ferry is a real these two govern: From there back to spent a few days. Esther off at home to Delta and brother, Allen d o w n to Victoria another ne Ferry and his very much sol around this returning to his wife, who back home. TUESDAY, NOV. 2 For Commissioner - Public works (Pd. pol. adv. by Michael J. Byrl I - : .... .... :: ~ :.;~ i i;i i:i :i ;i!!:i \ Elementary I Schools and ~J Shelton Senior W High School ::1 Week of Oct. 25-29 MONDAY -- Holiday TUESDAY -- Spaghetti with beef, warm buttered French bread, buttered peas, apple pie and milk. WEDNESDAY -- Oven grilled cheese sandwich, potato salad, carrot sticks, and green pepper rings, apple cake with caramel icing and milk. THURSDAY -- Pizza, cole slaw with pineapple and sweet dressing, spinach, canned apricots, cookie and milk. FRIDAY -- Browned beef in gravy over mashed potatoes, buttered parsley carrots, sandwich, orange juice -- Halloween cake and milk. Supplement your child's diet with Plenamins from Prepp'$ Rexoll 133 Railroad Ave. Phone 426-4642 Permanent Press Care on both washer and dryer. Gentle agitation with cool-down rinses. Controlled Flowing Heat with automatic cool-down period. Together they help prevent Exclusive wrinkles--save ironing. Jet Circle Spray System. A better way to fill---- the most thorough rinse you can get. Rinses as it fills from not one, but 12 pres- surized water jets around the tub. Sprays down from the top so clothes get underwater faster, get more rinse action. Easier to load and unload. Less stoop! Opening is a full 19" off the floor. Less grope! Huge 240 sq. in. opening. Dacron Lint Screen is easy to get to, easy to clean. Traps even the tiniest lint particles. Model WCDS Washer Model DC Dryer ........ $179 Buy the pairl Spacesaver! Together they're just 54" wide! / II .j~:RIGIDAIRE LUMBERMEN'S "Building Mason Of Shelton * 426-2611 County" Gas does what you tell it to do-right now! you turn the thermostat up... presto! Imraeu':' . action "Generating time" (a term generic other type of energy) is unknown to fast-acti se ural gas. You'll receive the same instant resw d when the thermostat is turned down That su,; performance is worth a lot if you're interestea-., i, controlled heat And who isn't9 It's a vital " as but only one of many advantages a natural g .o is - "lle ing system can bring to your home. Cleanlz,,hat' another. This civilized fuel is pollution-free. *' he important to you, important to your neighborS s*i " versatility of gas is outstanding. For example: Inter, gle, compact unit can heat your house in w i ce cool it in summer Modern gas logs in your fire r0- " t (jv are remarkably realistic, more convenlenj' otlaer pletely trouble-free. What's more, these multiple uses will combine to bring you imw rate advantages-and savings. Distributors of Naturalgas&tlsf&otion Page 14 Shelton-Mason County Journal Thursday, October 21 1971