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November 4, 1971

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THIS LOGGING TRUCK ended up with a broken reach after being involved in a collision with a Simpson Timber Co. train at the railroad crossing on Highway 101 this morning. Here, the load of logs it was carrying is being loaded onto another truck. 4, 1971 43 Published in Shelton, Wa. Entered assecond class matter at the post office at Shelton, Wa. 98584, 4 Sections --30 Pages under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at 227 W. Cote. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. 10 Cents Per Copy was named as Jaycees Award at a at the Jaycee ttall was nominated the Chamber of Presented with a chairman for the Jaycees. from a slate for the honor. ger who introduced the chamber came because of the Chamber of Which he is a board of trustees the group's and was in studying and aws. cited Swartos in which he offices and is He is also a the National Rifle been involved assi.~tant treasurer of the Simpson Employees Federal Credit Union. Other nominees were: Marvin Matson, nominated by the Shelton Volunteer Fire Department. He has been a member of that department for several years and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant in the fire department. He is the only volunteer to hold a commission. He has been active in the volunteer firemen's association, and is past president and past secretary-treasurer. He is employed by the Post Office. Jon Day, nominated by the Shelton Education Association. He is a teacher and coach in the Shelton School District and has coached wrestling and cross country. Dr. Arnold Andres was nominated by the Jaycees. He is a doctor of veterinary medicine and has been active in the Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association, and is currently its president. He serves as an advisor to a junior college on its veterinary classes, is an elder in his church, had has been active in the Jaycees and has assisted in 4-H work. Ronald Sanford, nominated by St. David's Episcopal Church. He is manager of the Mason County Federal Credit Union, has served as secretary of the City Civil Service Commission, secretary of the Shelton Cemetery Association, is an active member of the Rotary Club and is active in the church. He has also been active in regional and state credit union groups and activities. ,r Licensin, ice ens IS Department of Opened its Driver office here located at 224 open Tuesday 'each week from those wanting license or renew is staffed by an and a fuU-time The officers asked that those who want to take their examinations for a first time driver's license call 426-2594 for an appointment if possible. The new office here is one of five new offices opened up in the state recently. The full-time office here takes the place of the part-time traveling examination office which was closed last July 1. JERRY SWARTOS, right, was named the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award winner at the Jaycee DSA dinner Tuesday night. Presenting him with the plaque is Jack Gaddy, left, chairman of the DSA event for the Jaycees. The DSA award is presented to a young man between the ages of 21 and 35 for his service to the community. Voters Tuesday elected Michael Byrne as Shelton City Commissioner of Public Works over John W. Bennett, approved special levies in two districts and defeated several incumbent school board members in an election which saw a variety of school, city, port, fire, hospital, cemetery and water districts elect members of their commissions. In the Shelton School District, Dr. GeorgeRadich, Shelton optometrist,lead in unofficial results with 848 votes to 679 for incumbent Robert Kramer, an ITT Rayonier employee. Kramer was appointed to the school board earlier this year to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Herbert Hergert. Unopposed for re-election to the Shelton Board were incumbents Ernest Hamlin and Thomas Weston. In the balloting for city offices, Byrne, owner of Eacrett Lumber Co. polled 820 votes to 233 for Bennett, an engineer for ITT RAYONIER. Mayor Frank Travis and Commission of Finance David Kneeland were unopposed. Voters in the recently- enlarged Fire District Five approved a one-year special levy to raise $160,000 for the purchase of additional fire trucks and equipment. The district recently annexed a large area including Bayshore, Agate, Pickering, Spencer Lake and Phillips Lake. The vote was 371 yes and 196 no. Voters in the Kamilche School District approved a special levy to raise $24,000 for maintenance and operation. The levy was approved 60 in favor to 39 against, a margin of one vote. Both issues had more than the required 40 per cent voter turnout. In .the Pioneer School District, both incumbent board members were defeated for re-election. Mrs. Geraldine Brooks lost to Mrs. Carole Meacham 168 to 228. John Cook lost to Reid Mitchell 153 to 249. In the North Mason School District, J. E' "Gene" Foster won in a three way race, polling 343 votes to 225 for incumbent Kenneth Leatherman and 216 for Anthony Hahan. R. L. Sills and Carol W eaatlandt were unopposed for positions on the board for which the incumbents did not file for re-election. In Hood Canal School District, incumbent Wilbur Boelander defeated challenger Mrs. Charlotte Celestine 282 to 121. Unopposed for re-election were John Hawk and Charles Linder. In Mary M. Knight School District, a write-in candidate was the apparent winner in one contest. William Barnes Sr., whose name did not appear on the ballot, polled 45 votes to 31 for Edward Heller, who had filed for a two-year unexpired term on the board. Incumbent Herbert Brehmeyer Jr. defeated W. Lee Hunter 50 to 27 and incumbent Kenneth Gribble defeated Mrs. Buelah Muller 41 to 34. Incumbent Clarence Palmer was unopposed for re-election. In the Allyn Port District incumbent Roy Mitchell lost to Leo Livingston 295 to 391 while incumbent Harold Hillman defeated challenger Delmar Griffey 369 to 245. In the Grapeview Port .District, incumbent Ted Rauchert defeated Orville Kager 127 to 115. In the Grapeview School Board, Stuart Marks outpolled Theodore Hoffman 139 to 93 for the position for which incumbent Don Pogreba did not file. Unopposed for re-election was incumbent Phillip Hardie. 111 the Tahuya Fire District Robert Sanders won a position on the commission over incumbent Jess Cates 23 to 19. In the Cloquallum Fire District, Clifford Harto, Randall Dr. George Radich Norris and Ernest Loertscher were elected to the commission, getting 31, 27 and 34 votes respectively with the fourth man in the contest, Thomas Crawford getting 19 votes. The Belfair Cemetery District would have had a new commissioner, except that he does not live in the district. Harold Aries, the only non-incumbent to file polled 402 votes, with Alice Pope getting 442, William DeMiero 389 and Homer Stewart 286. Aries had filed for the position during the regular filing date, and, it was discovered last week that he did not live in the district and could not be a candidate. Former Mason County School Superintendent J. W. Goodpaster had an unofficial vote total of 2,740 to 1.653 for Joe Weist of Olympia. The district in which they ran includes parts of Mason and Thurston Counties. Late voters in Lake Precinct found they could not cast ballots in the Grapeview School Board contest because the precinct had not been furnished enough ballots in that contest. The precinct had 89 ballots and had 101 persons turn out to vote, which meant that 1 1 persons did not get the school ballot they should have. It was also reported that the Grapeview Precinct ran out of ballots in its fire district vote. In the school board, there was a contest between Stuart Marks and Theodore Hoffman. There was no contest in the Grapeview Fire District. Michael J. Byrne li il An alert citizen who called the police was credited by the Shelton Police Department with alerting them in time to stop an elderly Shelton woman from being taken in a "Pigeon Drop" swindel here Tuesday. The Police Department said they received a call from a person who stated they had seen a car with a suspicious woman in it and that she appeared to be acting very nervous. Officers responded to the call and were at first unable to find the woman and car. The caller told them he saw one young woman get out of the car and walk up the street and stop to talk to an elderly woman. While officers were talking to the person who had made the call, the woman in the car came back by. They stopped the woman and questioned her. The woman told officers she was looking for a house to rent here, and that her husband was a musician who traveled a lot. Officers then went with the woman to the home of the elderly woman where the second woman had gone inside. After a brief conversation, the woman left. The elderly woman told officers she had been working in her yard when the one young woman had come up to her and asked about houses which might be for rent or for sale. The woman told her, she said, that her husband had just died and left her with three small children and little money. While they were talking, ~he woman in the car stopped to ask directions and joined in the conversation. She left, stating she was going to call her lawyer, and, would be back to assist the other woman in looking for a house. Officers stated the actions of the two women were quite similar to the method used to get money from an elderly Portland woman. The two women were allowed to leave town since they had done nothing up to the point when they were contacted by officers for which they could have been held, Police said. Officers warned residents of the area to be wary of contacts The Department of Natural Resources has extended the need for written burning permits to some large burns, it was announced this week. In previous years, it was not necessary to obtain a burning permit for any burning between Oct. 15 and March 15. The permits for large burns under some circumstances now must be obtained during those No For Inquest Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan has not yet scheduled a date for a coronor's inquest into the death of Allen Strong in a parking lot in the Hoodsport area. McClanahan said he plans to call the inquest, but, he has been busy with other duties with the prosecutor's office. He stated he has spent considerable time working with the county commission and assessor in an effort to get an assessed valuation for the county established before the final budget hearing Nov. 15. from strangers. Officers said they believe that if they had not arrived on the scene, the woman who had left in the car would have returned with a large sum of money stating she had found it and offering to share it with the others if they would be willing to put up some money to guarantee they would not tell anyone. dates. The permit requirement does not pertain to burning done by an individual in connection with land clearing. Burning permits are required for: Broadcast burning of logged areas. Burning of logging landings. Burning of debris resulting from the scarification of forest lands. Burning of waste forest material resulting from the clearing of utility rights-of-way that run through or adjacent to forest land. Burning of mill waste from forest products or material which has been transported to and dumped in concentrations on forested land. All outdoor fires within the Department of Natural Resources protection areas which are not herewith required to have a written burning permit shall not include rubber products, plastics, asphalt, garbage, dead animals, or any similar materials that emit dense smoke or create offensive odors when burned. I Lodge was at ceremonies , starting at 6:30 Was installed as of Shelton during the Who will serve Dorn, Esquire; Secretary; Leo Stan Lyman, Sutherland, Herb Schram, trustees; Dr. chaplain; Fred iler; Ralph Guard; Robert Dr. B. N. and Dan Wilson, Latham an Elks were started Tom Savage, fivey. An was formed lch Wednesday idea. The new lodge received its dispensation and No. 2467 June 4. Membership efforts continued, and Sept. 15 was set as the target date to obtain the goal of 400 members. On that date, 565 members had joined the group, 77 by demits from other lodges. The group held fund raising dances, indoctrination programs, a spaghetti feed at the Mason County Fair, a Fourth of July Fireworks stand and is now participating in the State Hides Program. Participating in the program Saturday evening were Dr. J. Robert and team D.D.G.E.R., Washington, W.C. in the institution; Tom Kjorlaug, Exalted Ruler, and team, Olympia Elks Lodge, initiation of officers and F. G. Warren, Past State President and team, Washington State Elks Association, installation of officers. Speakers were Joe Patrick, President of the Washington State Elks Association and Frank Hise, Past Grand Exalted Ruler. Charter members of the new lodge are: Earl E. Abbott, George C. Abbott, Charles (Phillip) Adams, Stanley Ahlquist, Francis Akers, William Allbritton, Richard L. Allen, Richard E. Antilla, Alton Anderson, Philip H. Anderson, Sydney O. Anderson, Darrel Andrews, Richard F. Angle, Norman L. Anglin, Marvin J. Anstey, James Archer, Preston A. Armstrong, Edwin Bac, Victor C. Bailey, David J. Baker, Franklin Bruce Baker, Richard F. Balewin. Robert J. Bamford, Rex Barnard, Walter E. Barnes, William Barnes, Robert L. Barstad, Edward M. Bates, Phil C. Bayley, Robert D. Beardon, Harold C. Beckwich, Eugene Benedict, John K. Bennett, Don Benson, Wm G. (Bill) Besch, Benjamin Berliner, Harold Bibbee, Marvin L. Donald Philip Bosanko, Frederick Bostwick, Otho V. Bostwock, Vincent O. Bostwick, Richard H. Boyce. Clarence Fred Boysen, James M. Braislin, William M. Brandt, Don K. Braseth, Herbert F., Brehmeyer Jr., Fay L. Brewer, Joseph O. Brignone, Terry Brocha, Charles A. Brotche Jr., Patrick R. Brooks, Clarence Brown, Leland E. Brown, Paul E. Brown, Robert D. Brown, Roy J. Brown, Thomas B. Brown, Alfred E. Browning, Bill Bryant, Richard F. Bucholz, Henry R. Burchill, Gerald G. Burger. John A. Burnett, Keith L. Byrd, Hugh L. Campana, Ernst W. Campbell, Don Canfield, Kenneth R. Carlson, Lawrence A. Carlson, Walter H. Carpenter, John H. Castle Jr., Kenneth J. Chamberlin, Philip B. Chernis, Andrew F. Chojnacki, David S. Clark, Gary Clark, Ralph F. Clarey, Wayne Clary, Walter Clayton Jr., Robert Biehl, Paul Bigley, E. Cleveland, Delmar B. Cole, Bina, William E. Boad,Harry F. Cole, Dr. Boy N. Collier, R. Boling, Gary H. Frank W. Collins, John D. combs, Kenneth M. Connally, Clyde Coots, Alfred J. Cowan Sr. Bruce Cowan, Donald S. Crawford, Frank W. Crichton, Richard A. Crichton, William L. Crichton, Harvey R. Dahl, Leroy V. Dale, Harold Dalke, John Dankulich, Frederick W. Daugherty, Daniel R. Davidson, Denny Davidson, Robert L. Davis, Robert C. Dawson, James L. Dearn, Byron Debban, Dr. Jordan L. Debban, Glenn H. DeHart, Warren A. Denny, Richard E. Deno, Dorr K. Denoyer. Milton R. Densley, Bert M. Demers, Gordon R. Dickinson, Herbert R. Dixon, George R. Doak, Thomas C. Doherty, Chet R. Dombroski, John Dorn, William Duemling Jr., Joseph C. Duffey Jr., David A. Dunnington, Ted Durbin, Raymond J. Dussel, Robert G. Eakins, Warren R. Earl, Robert F. Eliot, Robert F. Ellison, Richard Endicott, Robert L. Erhart, R. John Ervin, Dale W. Evans, Wayne L. Evans, Lewis A. (Please turn to page 2) OFFICERS OF THE NEW Shelton Elks Lodge, seated, left to right, are John Dorn, Esquire; Clyde Ruddell, Secretary; Leo Nault, Loyal Knight; Ernest Hamlin, Exhalted Ruler; Stan Lyman, Leading Knight; Jim Sutherland, Lecturing Knight; Herb Schram, Chairman of the Trustees; standing, Dr. Richard Buchholz, Chaplain; Fred Bostwick, Tiler; Ralph Kenworthy, Inner Guard; Robert Bamford, Treasurer; Dan Wilson, Marvin Anstey, Lawrence Latham and Ray Dussl, Trustees. Not pictured is Dr. B. N. Collier, Organist. )i