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Rotary Official Visits VISITS--Clifford Hadley, strict governor of district 502, Rotary )aid his official visitation to the Club last Thursday. He was a club's weekly luncheon meeting met with officers Thursday after- noon and was a guest at an assembly for board members and committee chairmen Thursday night. Above, left to right, are Bud Lyon, secretary, Hadley and Cat1 Downing, president, during the meeting of Hadley and Shelton 'Rotary officers Thursday afternoon. Trial Is It For Jan. 6 murder trial and a car which collided with one in homicide cases head cases scheduled County Superior which opens Nov. jury list has dates for hear- cases were set in start out lotions, which have to take up all of L ovember and De- (:, !fcriminal cases and I' from traffic convic- ! hce and justice court, ee murder trml of ! %t %h, charged m con- !the death of his ex- ---, Sept. 24. Booth is Y:.thout bail in Mason Waiting tria!  homicides have mt the calendar for temming from deaths ': RREN CURRY, Charged with negli- • as the result of an 7, 196 ih which was killed. Cur- of the vehicle eohple were riding and crashed, Carried over from Last year. Shelton. is el- negligent hmni- a traffic ac- was the driver of This Was 00ffes which Mrs. Joanna Bowcutt. Glad- stone, Ore., was riding when she was killed in the accident on High- way ].4A July 14. Other criminal cases set for Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 include Ehvood and Phillip Stout, violation of the State Forestry code in being in poscssion of branded logs; Herbert Cassidy, indecent liberties; Raymond W. Wright, second degree assault; Ro- bert Nelson and Charles Palmer, trespassing, grand larceny; Rich- ard Kreaman, forgery; Wayne Schnabet, seeond degree assault; Don Tanksley, grand larceny; Richard D. Brown, second degree assault: Edwin C. Miller, selling fireworks. Appeals, all scheduled.for Jan. 2, and all for traffie violation" con- victions in police or justic court include Gordon Steehler, Thomas V. Kimball, George (3.. Smale, Charles W. Wierauch, Frank E. Ori, Jerry C. Skinner and Bel-mrd Harden. CIVIL CASES WILL lead off the court calendar with the first case scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. Nov. 4: The first case is that of Janet Dyer and Lila Beck- er against Duane Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Faltin and Idler Faltin for injuries recieved in an auto accident. Set for Nov. 5 and 6 is the Car- roll B. Morrow, Irvin Nestel] Al- l fred Dierick and Arden Pierce against Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Rice for damages from a traffic accident. Set for Nov. 7 and 8 is the suit of Dorothy Kirk Harper against Lewis E. Wilson, doing business as the City Cab Company and the Coloniaf Insurance Co. for a traf- fic accident injury. Set for Nov. 14 and 15 is the suit of Gay Lee Bruce, as adminis- tratrix for the estate of Jane Up- dike. against Kenneth r. Curry for damages from the death of Mrs. Updike in a traffic accident, Set for Nov. 19, 20, 21 and 22 is the case of rendell Loop against L. A. Carlson as administrator for the estates of Peter and Mary Timmerman, for  damages from injuries received in a traffic ac- cident. Set for Nov. 25 is the suit for damages of Harold Gandsbury against Cecil Blsckwelder. Set for Nov. 27 and 29 is the suit of Flossie Whelden against David J. Wood and Daniel Wood, a suft for damages from a traffic accident. / SET FOR DEC. 2 and 3 is the suit of t-e-ter Snaza against Levi Cars. a personal injury suit. Set for Dec. 4 and 5 is the case of Sylvia Bienek and tester Bie- nek against the city of Shelton, seeking damages for personal in- jury. Dec. 6 is set for tile suit of Cas- imir Visminis. administrator of the estate of Peter W. Visminas ag- 1-- *' "" ainst Peter K, ValderWal and fContinued on page 3) Christmas Seal Drive Plans Start Anu Lenders, noted newspaper cohmnist, has been named Hon- orary National Cimirman of the 1963 Christmas Seal Campaign, Mrs. Harcfld Nichols. chairman of the campaign in Mason County an- r, ounced this week. James Whittaker, conqueror of Mr. Everest, has been named hon- orary state chairman, she said. A local honorary cimirman has not been selected, Mrs. Nichols said. Mr& Nichols is busy making, ar- an'ements for the 1963 campaign in the c()unty. She is being assist- ed by the Eight and Forty, wlm have worked with the campaign for several years assisting in get- tin Clwistmas Seals mailed. The fund drive, through the sale of Christmas Seals, is spon- sored locally, in the station and nationally by the Tuberculosis As- sociatioll, Percy M Pio 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore District office of of Natural the fire season Rear record for a fires the past acre, the same fig- These two years losses in 21 supervisor said. season, there a loss of 8.7 I) the successful k .Season this year (I 1 cooperation from t; :h uses the woods )at it was a rela- 'I Son. h, le fire season marks I aeeessity for burn- ..l til March 15, 1964, 5¢ season starts, F issues be- i,000 burning per- fire season, he COvers nmre than Expansion To Spring postoffice Cod earlier this ed early next g to Frank Wat- Lative who visi- , ' ' H. Gray late 'i'lLli that details are n,lt now in prepar- li,,bids on the pro- ) {i ;'a sizeappr°xintately L elt of the post- is yet to be a suitable staff to worl( s being remod- Watson said. eanuot bc eottrse of the ex- the projeet will perhaps eight or late Max Latzel Visits Plate in 6ermany I He Left In 1904 A reunion ith 10 " he hadn't seen since 11: [Jn6cl') years ago highlighted a visit to the place of his birth for Max Latzel of Shelton recently. Latzel and his wife stopped to visit his brother, Willy, in Dorst- fold, West Germany, during strip to Europe. Thee, the get-togef{er with 10 of his old school class- mates was arranged by a  Mr. Beerman, according to an article in a German newspaper. The newspaper article was tran- slated by Jerry Stiller, Journal printer, after it was brought in by All Ribbans. a brother of Mrs. Latzel. The article told about Max's leaving his home :in Germany at the age of 15 in 1904 as a seaman and getting off the ship at Port Townsend and tater: settling in the Skokomish Valley. "- Along with the article xvas"a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Latzet with the group who attended the reunion. City Calls For Bids,On Sewer Job !M||! l, ev|es ., ,,,, Are Se| 77th YEAR--NO. 43 Entered as second class nmtter at the post office at Shelton. Washington. 10 Cents per Copy under Act of March 8. 1879. Published we(;kly at 227 W;st Cots. Thursday, October 24, 1963 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingto: 20 Pages  3 Sections Building Permit Denial Suit Being Heard In Superior Court Wednesday Mill levies for the various tax- ing districts in the county have been set and certified to the coun- ty assessor by the county commis- sion. A list of the levies by the var- ious taxing districts from the as- sessor's office shows that all of the districts are taking their max- imum levy. In addition, one fire district and all except two of the county's Ii school districts have special levies. Two port districts, Grapeview and Tahuya, are inactive and are not assessing a levy this year. A BREAKDOIVN of the levies shows 3.5 to the state for public assistance: 6.9 tc the county for current expense, .45 for inter-coun- ty health; .60 for tuberculosis hos- pitalization; .05 for soldier's ,re- |ief; 10 for each of the three coun- ty road districts; 16 for the city of Shelton; 2 for the rural library cutside the city; fire districts through 5. 4 mills each; fire dist- rict 6. 12:45 mills; ports of Allyn, Dewatto, Hoodsport and Shelton. 2 each. Schools are allowed a 14-mill levy under the 40-mill limit law. Hig'h school districts get the en- tire amount while districts with.. out a high school get 9.3 mills for their own operation and must con- tribute 4.7 to the non-high fund. Any amount above the 14 mills is a special levy for bond retire- Evidence was being presented Wednesday in Mason County Sup- erior Court in the suit of r. A, Norris. Shelton. to reverse the. de- nial of a building permit to him by the County Commission. Judge Raymond Clifford was hearing the case without a jury. The County Commission in Aug- ust rejected Norris' application for a building permit for a wrecking yard and storage building for the operation at the intersection of tests by residents of the area. At press time Wednesday three witnesses for the plaintiff had been on the witness stand. Norris testified that he had ap- plied for the building permit July 16, and that 'when it came before the County Commission at their next meeting, it had been referred to the planning commission for recommendation.. AUGUST 1, im testified, the County" Commission voted to re- Highway ]01 and Mill Creek Road. ject the permit, apparently though The action was taken after pro- no recommendation had been made £hfistmas Tree flauling Permits by the planning commission, les three years and had been man- Norris testified that about the ager of a wrecking yard there for time he had applied for the per- 13 years. mit. tm had asked county officials] Next on the witness stand was what zoning restrictions were in County Commissioner Harry Elm- effect in the county and was told htnd who testified ho had oi)posed there were none. He testified that he had receiv-I the permit because he belie;ed it ,would be a nuisance, detrimental ed a state license for the operation to adjoining property and would of the wrecking yard July 23, and. be unsightly on the entrance to that the site had been inspected l the city by State Trooper Stan Sushak and I "'" approved by him. ELMLUND TESTIlIEDthat tf Norris said he had operated his the objections of property own- own wrecking yard in Port Ange- ors had not been received, the __ permit would probably, have been moo00. Start Nov 10 The schocl levies for next. year are, Tahuya, 19; Southsidt, 18.50; • Grapeview, 14; Harstine. 14; tlel- ton, 21.: Mary }el. Knight, 21.45; Law enforcement officers served notice on would-be Christmas Tree Kamilche. 15 ; Pioneer. 17.90: North Mason 23; Hood Canal 20.95; Grays Harbor District 137, 22. These levies will apply to 1964 taxes. thieves this week that preparer lions are being made to curb their activities. Sheriff D. S. (Sam) Clark said that in order to affect enforcement of "existing laws pertaining to transportation of forest products, which includes Christmas Trees, all vehicles hauling more than three.trees must have a permit, which can be obtained from the Sheriff's office or a bona fide bill of purchase for the trees they are hauling. CLABK SAID his office will work in close cooperation with the maor Christmas Tree producers, the Department of Natural Re- sources, the Washington State Pa- trol and Shelton City Police De- partment in efforts to control Christmas Tree thefts. Similar types of enforcement are used in all neighborirtg counties and the law enforcement officials here will cooperate with other couuties in the efforts. In past years, this system of (Jforcement has been very suc- Sful ad this yea', more effort than ever wil be put into it, Clark said: Cla.f-k and undersheriff Wally Anderson met with Christmas Tree producers concerning the issuance of permits and to iron out other details of the program. Glenn Correa, president of the Washington Christmas Tree Asso- ciation, said close cooperation with the Sheriff's office by all legiti- mate producers is anticipated and urged all producers to get their Portland Man ,Joins Simpson ln00orna|ional Promotion of Stephen M. Car- ney, 56, from production sc'hcd- uler and coordinator at Simsson Timber Company's Portland Ply- lock plant to import coordinator for Simpson International aL Shel- ton, effective imnlediately, was an- nounced this week by vice presi- dent and General Manager H. W. McClary. In his new post Carney will re- port to Ken Dailey, import man- ager, and will handle most of the voluminous detail work associated with the import business. "We are most happy to have Steve Carney join our organiza- tion," said VlcC!ary. "He has a weaitlt of experience that suits him ideally for ttals important jdlS. .' CM.rney, who has lived in Fort- land all his life, started to work for M and M W'ood Working Con]- party in 1926. During the past 37 years with M and M and Simpson, he has worked in plywood, door and tank production and held posts as purchasing agent and office manager. SIMPSON PROMOTES Promotion of Val Sienko. 49, from Simpson .Timber Company sawmills bull gang lead rnan to engineering storekeeper for water- front construction has been an- nounced by Ken Good, chief plant engineer, Shelton. hauling permits early at the Sher- iff's office. Extra personnel will be utilized in the efforts to carry out the security program, Clark said. Construdion Is Started CONCRETE :POURED-.Construction started last week on the new $34.0,000 motel at the corner of Seventh Street and Railroad Avenue with footings for the foundation being poured. Some leveling work was done before the forms for the footing were ,put in. Above, a truck load of concrete is poured into the forms as a group of young sidewalk superintendents stop to take a look on their way home from school, Search Continues For Drowning V" "" lClrlm Mason Uoun'y Sheriff s officers turnec bmt was discoVerq be% assisted'by skin:diVers from Shel- lween 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. 8atur- ton and " Brem'rton Wednesday day. Sunda# seven divers from Brem- continued efforts to locate the body of a BremerCon man.believed drowned in Haven Lake Saturday. Roy Wickman, 1138 Bertha St., BremeYton. is presumed drowned after he did no zturn from a fishing trip and his overturrmd boat 'was found in the lake, Sher- iff D. S. (sain) Clark said. Wickman's hat. cigmettes la.nd The Shelton City Commission Tuesday set 11 a.m. Nov. 12 as the date for opening bids on its sewer improvement project for which it is receiving federal fundS under 00he/toli Youth Works W00ly Thr?llgl00 the Accelerated Works Program. The Commission approved plans submittedCityandHomeoffice specificationSsupervisOrinFinanCeseattletO theAgenCYforPatHoasingpreparedapproval.ByrneRegionatandand College WithHobbyTurnedBusmess THE CITY referred to "the plan- ning commission a request from G. Welsh for a conditional zoning Varience for the constructiOn of 0,n additiona duplex next to the two for which he received approval and on which construction has started, Two bids were received on elor- ine for the water plant. Bids were from Van. Waters and Rogers and Pennsalt Corp. The bids were tak- en under advisement until next week. A letter was received front Ole Olson, Olympic Highway S. calling attention to the condition of the hard surfacing at the corner of Highway 101 and Cascade Street. TURRET PR ESS--Morley Preppernau demon- strates for a Journal photographer the 4-function turret Press; one of his most useful tools for the By BILL DICKIE Hobbies turned to profitable oc- cupations are an oft-old Americau success Story and the student wof ldng his way through college is known familiarly to all. boat cushion wexe found near the overturned boat. He had gone on a fishing trip about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and was reported missing after his over- Shelton's Morley Preppernau is an amalgamation of both. Morley, ]icknamed Riley to dis- tinguish hin from his pharmacist father, is a junior at St. Martins College by way of Olympic Jtmior Fran Demmon Places Second in Regional SOS Speev, h Gonlesl 'ran Demmon. ShelLon high school student, placed second in the regional speech contest of the Soil and Water Conservation Ser- vice in Brentcrton last week. Miss Demmon placed first in the Mason County contest several weck, ago and represented tile county in the regional contest. Mar'go Percival, Kitsap Coun- ty winner, placed first in the re- gional contest. Tile speeches were O]t "People and Recreation in the Soil aitd Water Conservation Program". • i sell re-loading service which 'is paying his way through college. College, where he prepped for two nlanuals, presses and other tools years and earned honors ill track, [necessary to carry on a thriving as tte haA previously while a stu- ammuni{ion custm'{ reloading bus- dent at Irene S. Reed high school, iness. In an attic bedroom-workshop at Started as a hobby several years Lis home at 621 North 2nd St., ago as an adjhnd't to his avid in- Slate To Lease Land For ,Christmas Trees cleon and w'o from Shelton at- tempted to locate his body. Mon- day Sgt. Hughes of the Washing- to n State Patrol along with two divers from Bremerton and our from Shelton continued the search. Tuesday, the search continued with a diver's sled being used by the skin divers: Officers from the Mason County Sheriff's office have been assist- ing in the search each day, New Freeway Section Ready For Paving 'Everything is ready to begin laying the paving on the new sec- tion of freeway from Lynch Road south, but, the weather makes it difficult to say when the job might be completed, the State Highway Department District of- rice in Tumwater said this week. All of the grading work. in which there was considerable trouble getting fill material to hold, has been completed. The paving contractor has set p to put in-the cement-treated base for the asphalt, but. was halted by the rain. A rock crush- ing plant for the asphalt pave- merit, which will be put on after the cement-treated base is on, has been established by the contractor so everything is ready to go when weather wall permit the crews to work. TIlE DISTRICT office said it would be difficult to say when the job might be completed, with the weather the big factor now. Plans are also in the works for the extension of the freeway to Cole Road and contracts for the work will be let as funds become available during the next two years, the district offiee reported. Four areas of state-owned land in Mason County will be offered for lease for growing Christmas Trees at a public auction Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Mason County Court House. it was mmonnccd this week by the Shelton District office of i,hc, State Departnrent of Natural Resources. The distriet office plans a meet- ing with ChriStmas Tree growers interested in contracting for state land at 9 a.m. Nov. 4 in the head- quarters of the Shelton District aL the airport. Riley's humeri)us track-won rib- bmls ta high proportion of which are blues are pinned to the same walls which also support shelves and benches for a hardware-store- like upply of jar, can, cartolm, Dairy Meeting Is Scheduled Here A meeting of dairymen from District VII, comprising Mason, Clallam. Grays Harbor. Jeffeyson. Kitsap and Thursl.on Counties, has been set for the PUD 3 Auditor- iron at 1:30 p.m, Nov. 25. Purpose of the meeting, accord- ing" to Joe I.)wyer, director of ag- riculture, is to receive nominations Iora commissioner from the dst- rict to the ,Vashington De.try Pro- duets Conlrnission. Present com- missioner is Levi Oays, Sequim. / All qualified dairymen are elig- ible to nomnate candidates, Dwyer said. In order to be eligible, a can- terest in gms, the activity has didate nmst be a resident of .the grown int.o a business which now district he represents and during m paying his way througlz college, the five years proceeding his ap- Rile modestly discla, ims any pointment nmst have been engag- great knowledge of guns but led in the production of dairy pro- (Cuatlaue¢/ on Page 5a) ducL wLLhin tl LaL¢, approved. He also testified that policing wrecking yards was a problem for the State Patrol which has to do it, He said he had first-hand exper- mime with this during his time with the Washington State Pa- trol. County Commission Chairman Martin Auseth testified that he was opposed to granting the per- mit because it did not fit in the comprehensive land use plan which was approved several years ago and because it would be unsightly on the entrance to the city. John Ragan represents Norris. Prosecuting Attorney Byron Mc- Clanahan represents the county and Glenn Correa a group of res- idents from the area wha were permitted to intervene in the case tn opposition to Norris. Kiwanis Speaker Describes War (rimes Trials An "I Was There" review of the Nuremberg war crimes trials was heard by Shelton Kiwanians at their Tuesday luncheon from Rev. Carl Eggers, pastor of Christ The Kiug Lutheran church of Belle- vue. Rev. Eggers served as a chap- lain at the sensational war crimes trialS, so chosen because of his bitity to "speal Germa and be' Cause 15" of the 21 defendants were of the Lutheran faith. The other six were Catholic, Rev. Eggers said. Roy. Eggers lind served as an Army chaplain during World War II and had done some sermce with prisoners of war prior to the trials. He described the prison setting for the trials saying Nuremberg was probably chosen because t was one of, the original Nazi strongholds and the large prison there was especially suitable for conducUng tlese particular trial. He explained that each of the" defendants was kept in soltary confinement, unable to contact each other or their families, hav- ing contact only with the chap- l ains (upon their own request), their guards, the orderlies Wire brought them food, and their law- yers. H E SAID elaborate precautions were taken to prevent suicide among the defendants, but even so Herman Goehring, No. 3 man in the Nazi party, managed to get. hold of some cyanide and too his life just before sentence was pronounced. How he acquired th poison is a mystery which has never been solved. Goehring was one of 11 defen- dants sentenced tO death, three others received life terms, three were freed, the rest given various sentences rom 20 years on down to ten. Rev. Eggers described Goehrin as the most interesting of the defendants with whom he had contact. "He was a man of high intelligence, very gifted, with a surprising knowledge of Chris- tian doctrine, yet he was an ath, eist." Rev. Eggers said. "He told me I wish I could believe as you but I just can't"• Rudolph Hess is the only one of the life-sentenced still living, Rev. Eggers said. He described Hess as the oddest of the defen- dant% a man who did many queer things. T H E TRIALS lasted a full year, from October of 1945 to October of 1946, Rex,. Eggcrs .id. Each of the four powers--U.S., Eng- land, France and Russiawere responsible for certain phases ot the trials. America. for instance, was in charge of security. Each sent two judge to sit in judgment and provided prose- tutors. Iussia's judges were botl military men. Army generals with- out legal background, apparently sent to bring in judgnents or conviction regardless of the ew- dence. The Nuremberg trials were criti- cized' by the American Bar after complcti0n, as I'ials of men for acts not crimes at the time they were conunitted. Rev. Eggers dis- ,agreed on the premise that the offense against humanity com, mitred by he Nazi leaders had to be punished in some manner. The charges agaihst the defen- dants were (1) for fomenting rata organizing war. (2) for crimes against humanity, such as the bombings of civilian populations, (3) for crimes against peace, anct (4) for crimes against prisoners of war.