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October 28, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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October 28, 1971

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House STUDENTS FROM Mrs. Joyce River's kindergarten class at the new handicapped school adjacent to Mt. View Elementary School gather around the piano in the activity area to hear AI Wagner, seated at the piano, play. cap house at the new school building, Ltly completed by District, will 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. is located Voters in Mason County will go to the polls Tuesday to elect members of school board, fire district, city, port, hospital, w~iter and cemetery districts. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at most regular polling places, according to County Auditor Ruth Boysen. City Hall and the Mason County Court House will be closed Tuesday because of election day. One position of the three on the Shelton Cit" Yommi~ion is contested. Seeking the position of commissioner of public works are Michael Byrne, owner of a lumber yard, and John W. Bennett, an engineer for ITT Rayonier. Mayor Frank Travis and Finance Commissioner David Kneeland are unopposed. In the Shelton School District, Robert Kramer, an ITT Rayonier employee, is opposed in his bid for election to the seat on the board he now holds by appointment by Dr. George Radich, a Shelton optometrist. Unopposed for re-election are board members Ernest Hamlin and Thomas Weston. William Batstone is unopposed for re-election to the Mason County Hospital District commission. The hospital district includes all of the county. View Elementary have been moved from the former at Sanderson Field. classes being held learning disabilities started this year. attend the ot;.n m opporttinity to Thursday, Oct. 28, 1971 Pubished n Shelton Wa. Entered assecond class matter at tlle post office at Shelton, Wa. 98584, 4 Sections --30 Pages ~lnder act of Mar. 8,'1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 85th Year -- Number 43 227 W. Cote. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy Fredrickson home at Hoodsport was gutted by fire in the early morning hours Sunday The youth suffered second degree burns to about 25 per cent of his body, his attending physician reported to officers here. ring fences were attentior~ of the tY Commission ght by Street Robert Temple. the commission Robert P. F~redrickson Jr., 19, Hoodsport, is in Mason General Hospital recovering from second degree burns suffered when the A year ago, he said, a new fence with steel posts and woven wire was installed, and, a short time later had disappeared entirely. The fence was put up again a short time ago, he said, nce ~atch basin whichand a flume on the above Seventh St. has fenced the and, each time the fence down taken it out and feet deep and could be a hazard to a small child, Temple said. The system handles drainage which comes down the hill where Ravenna Way would be. The commission asked City consider a proposal for the City Fire Department to make a one engine response to those areas in District Five which are adjacent to the city. He stated details of the half, of it has now been hauled away and the other half thrown into the pond. The catch basin is needed, he said, to reduce the amount of debris which goes into a drainage pipe. The catch basin is about two grounds the tract of property he had purchased in the plat of Colony Surf No. 6 was supposed to have been green belt area. His attorney told the court Hilscher was an innocent third party in a dispute between the county and the developers of Colony Surf over what was to have been designated as green belt area in the plat. The attorney said there was nothing in the deed which Hilscher got when he paid cash for the tract which would indicate there was any restriction on building there. He also stated the dedication of the area as a green belt was not on the face of the plat as it should have been if the area was to have been designated green belt. Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan told the court that Engineer Howard Godat to take a look at the spot and see if he could come up with something which would be strong enough to withstand the efforts of vandals. R. A. Knight, chief of Fire District Five, appeared at the meeting to ask the commission to on the record of the county commission action and the plat as filed with the auditor, he could not object too strongly to the issuance of a building permit. The plat had been approved by the county commission and filed with the auditor's office~' , ~Hcens:n'- without the areas which were understood to be intended as Offi T green belt clearly defined, ce o Judge Robert Doran ruled that on the record presented to the court, it appears there is no restriction against building on the tract and that the building permit must be issued. He also ruled a septic tank permit must be issued by the Health Department if the proposed septic tank meets department requirements. County Planner James Connolly issued the building permit as instructed by the court. Son County Ordered to issue subject to h Department Hilscher, a hearing in Superior Court asked the court ordering on to issue the refused on the th Set an Open House High School to 9 p.m. All Open. a program in the refreshments will ' IIIIIIIIIIIIilIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlUlIIIIIIIII IIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Search and Rescue Group to be used for new equipment and defray expenses of the group. Youug Coots disappeared in downtown Shelton on October 11. All leads in the investigation of his disappearance have so far proved fruitless. Donations can be left at the Shelton branch of Sea-First. Shelton Police and the Mason County Sheriff's Department said this week they are continuing to check out any leads, however remote, which they get. The reward fund started last week for information concerning the disappearance of eleven-year-old Kelly Coots of Shelton now contains $119 in cash and pledges totalling $75. A trust fund, administered by Ken Henderson of Seattle-First National Bank and Ken Fredson of Simpson Employees' Federal Credit Union, has been set up to handle the donations. In the event the money is not paid as a reward, it will be contributed to the Mason County proposal could be worked out between himself and Shelton Fire Chief Allan Nevitt. _ The commission asked Nevitt to work With Knight on a proposal which could be submitted to the commission. Nevitt told the commission one of the areas which is now in District Five is the site of the oil storage tanks on Highway 3. Fire District Five, by a recent annexation, now includes the Bayshore and John's Prairie areas to the Shelton City Limits and to the boundaries of District 11. Mayor Frank Travis proclaimed the week of Nov. 8-12 as Hire Veterans Week in connection with a statewide effort in this area. Open A full time State Driver License examination station will begin operation in Shelton Wednesday, it was announced this week. The new station will be staffed by John Collier, office supervisor, and John Perry, a full-time examiner. Collier is being transfered here from Tacoma where he has been an office supervisor and Perry is coming from Centralia where he was an examiner. The new office, located at 224 Cota St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Most testing will be scheduled to end about 5 p.m. The new office here is one of five new full-time stations which are being put into operation. A part-time station which had operated in Shelton was closed last July I. Since that time, persons wanting to renew or get new driver's licenses have had to go to Olympia or Bremerton. The closure of the part time stations was brought about by new electronic equipment which is now being used and which could not be transported to the part-time stations. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The youth's mother, Mrs. June Fredrickson, was admitted to lhe hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The fire apparently started from electrical wiring in the attic near Robert's bedroom. He and his mother were the only ones home at the time the fire started. The Mason County Sheriff's Office was notified of the fire at 4:35 a.m. Sunday. The house was completely gutted, officers said and most all of the family's personal belongings were lost. The damage was estimated at $22,000. By JAN DANFORD Chuck Walton's retirement has opened, for him and for his wife, Joetta, a new and extensive vista of service and experience. The Mason County couple will leave Sunday for Columbia, South America where, as a member of International Executives Service Corps, Walton will for two or three months work in Barranquilla with "Laminas E1 Caribe", a hardboard and insulation board plant. The International Executives Service Corps was begun about ten years ago by a member of the Rockefeller family to assist those countries lacking the technical knowledge to proceed after industry was established. Retired business executives travel to underdeveloped countries to share their knowledge with clients who have requested aid. There is no compensation, but expenses are paid for man and wife. Women are expected to volunteer for work in schools, in hospitals, or with senior citizens. The project is funded to the extent of approximately 60% by the Federal Government. The client pays according to his ability to do so, and the balance of the expense is covered by donations from American industry. The Waltons were residents of Shelton for almost 20 years. In 1953, Chuck Walton left his position as manager of the Simpson plant to accept employment with the U.S. Gypsum Co. in Chicago. For 18 summers they hav~ returned to vacation on Hood Canal, where they will now make their permanent home. The Waltons are active in the Episcopal Church, and Joetta directed for five years the Senior Center in Chicago. She has served as Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls; she has worked With the Girl Scouts and In the Southside School District Charles Swenson is unopposed for re-election to the board. No candidate filed for the position now held by Harold Johnson, which is up for election this time. The position, like others for which no candidate files, will be filed by write-ins. In the Grapeview School District, Stuart Marks and Theodore H'offman are candidates for the position now held by Donald Pogreba. Pogreba did not file for re-election. Phillip Hurdle i~ uilot"poscd for re-election to the board. In the Mary M. Knight Schoo! District, Herbert Brehmeyer is opposed for re-election by W. Lee Hunter and Kenneth Gribble is opposed for re-election by Buelah Muller. Clarence Palmer is unopposed for re-election and Edward Heller is unopposed for the seat now held by Danny Walker, who did not file for re-election. In the Kamilche School District, Larry Kegg is unopposed for one position on the board while no candidate filed for the other. Neither incumbent Harry Fletcher or Anton Ellison filed for re-election. In the Pioneer School District, Geraldine Brooks is opposed in her bid for re-election by Carote (Carla) Meacham and John Cook is opposed in his bid for re-election by Reid Mitchell. In the North Mason School District, Kenneth Leatherman is opposed for re-election by Anthony Hanan and J. E. (Gene) Foster. R. L. Sills is unopposed for the position now held by Wendell Harder and Carol Wentlandt is unopposed for the position now held by Theodore Blair Jr. In the Hood Canal School District Wilbur Bolender is opposed for re-election by Charlotte Celestine. Unopposed for re-election are Charles Linder and John Hawk. In Intermediate School District 113, which includes all of Mason County except the North Mason District, J. W. Goodpaster, former Mason County Superintendent of Schools is opposed for election to the position he now holds by appointment by Joe Wiest, Olympia. In Intermediate District 1 14, which takes in the North Mason District, George Sears, Port Orchard, is unopposed. Hoodsport Fire District had no candidate file for the position now held by Jim O'Neill. The position will be filled by write-in. Unopposed for re-election to their fire district commission positions are Paul Sharp, Belfair Fire District; Lou Donnell, Allyn Fire District; Carl Emsley, Arcadia Fire District and Thomas Savage and Ray Schweitering, District 11. In the Grapeview Fire District E d Bartolat is unopposed for re-election and Orville Kager is unopposed for the position now held by William Spooner. In the Union Fire District, Otto Wojahn is unopposed for election to the position now held by Ted Bailey. In the Tahuya Fire District, Jesse Cates is opposed for re-election to his position on the commission by Robert Sanders. In the Skokomish Fire l)islrict, ~Ailliam tl.nier is unopposed for re-election and Edward Noldan is unopposed for election to the position now held by Chester Rosenberg. Lawrence Hansen is unopposed for re-election to the Matlock Fire District Commission. There are four candidates for the three positions open on the newly-formed Cloquallum Fire District. They are Thomas Crawford, Clifford Harto, Randall Norris and Ernest Loertscher. In the Allyn Port District, Harold Hillman is opposed for re-election by Dehnar Griffey and Roy Mitchell is opposed for re-elect]-on by Leo L--ivingston. Henry Bruemmer Jr. is unopposed for re-election to the Dewatto Port Commission. In the Grapeview Port District, Ted Rauschert is opposed for re-election by Orville Kager. No candidate filed for the position on the Hoodsport Port Commission now held by Dick Addleman. Oliver Ashford is unopposed for re-election to the Shelton Port Commission. Three candidates have filed for positions on the Tahuya Port Commission in an effort to re-activate the district after many years of inactivity. The candidates are Earl Nelson, Louis Curl and Elwin Blumer. There are four candidates for the three positions on the Belfair Cemetery District. Seeking re-election are incumbents Alice Pope, William DeMiero and H omer Stewart. Seeking a position on the Commission is Harold Aries. In the Belfair Water District, Charles Kovak is unopposed for re-election and Bruce Whitman is unopposed for election to the position now held by Milton Byerly ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~l~~~~~~~~~~~ Voters in two districts in the county will face special levy issues when they go to the polls Tuesday. Fire District Five Commissioners have put a special levy to raise $160,000 on the ballot. They estimate the one-year special levy would require a levy of between six and seven mills to raise the amount of money needed. Voters in the Kamilche School District will decide on a special levy to raise $24,000 for maintenance and operation of the district. The fire district money would be used to purchase additional equipment to replace some of the existing equipmen* and get additional equipment :,~ serve some of the newly annexed area. The district took a substantial jump in size earlier this year when the Bayshore, John's Prairie, Agate, Pickering, Deer Creek, Spencer Lake and Phillips Lake areas were annexed to the district which previously served the Allyn, Victor, Mason and Benson Lakes and Lake Limerick areas. The district now extends from the Shelton City Limits to Victor. The funds to be raised from the proposed special levy would be used to erect three substations, buy additional new or used fire engines and equipment, buy modern radio equipment, buy additional hose, additional fire fighting protective clothing and equipment for volunteer firemen and additional home receivers to alert volunteers to a fire call, ~l~~~l~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~ll~~~~~ll~~~~~~~#~~~m Time Chan Due Sunday Mason County residents will join others in the State of Washington Sunday in turning their clocks back one hour to return to standard time. ,7 ;) The official switch comes at 2 a.m. Sunday, but, most will try to remember to turn the clocks back before they go to bed Saturday night. ,'ii Brownies. Chuck has served on both the school board and the hospital board, and his hobbies are hunting and fishing. Both he and his wife enjoy the outdoors. They have four children and six grandchildren, with another on the way. Chuck '~/alton plans to do consulting work in the Shelton area upon his return from Columbia. : : Joetta Walton, eager to help, looks forward to their South American visit. "! think we may get more from it than we give," she says. i :!!!i CHUCK AND JOETTA WALTON discuss plans for their South American sojourn. They will leave Sunday for Barranquilla.