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November 7, 1963

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Percy M Pio 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Portland, Ore STRIPES--When the Highclimber football squad Loop Field at half-time in its Olympic p game with East Bremerton Friday night, e welcoming lineup of former Shelton varsity letter- gate will be the fathers of three members of this 19. the picture here, on the left is Alex Toney with his son, Gene, in time center George Snyder with his son, Brian, and on the right Bill Batstone with his son, Bill. The sextet is busily admiring the letter- on the sweaters five of them are wearing. Because are red (a color which doesn't photograph well) you distinguish them in the picture, but Alex, a tackle is here' school students and beyond the normal this annual event football team. enthusiasm iOl', ram. is a pep assert?b- public, in Shelt0n morning at 9:05 aeh the Homecoming chosen and a lot ok for the entertain- NG football place at 8:00 p.m. on With the Olympic at stake m East Bremerton. Highclimbers cml championshill by tying .the Black Would drop into a of the title with akle for the home- this is a request ung committee to athletic letter- at the tennis the halftime, lines extending and give the team reception as it re- field for the second COmmittee thinks it if as many as pos- former lettermen sweaters, al- not a necessity by committee realiz- er the old sweaters out by now. AL halftime show by SChool band will hen- Queen and all game. Following the Will be held in the gymnasium. alums, let's have a and back the '63 way," Homecoming Nicloy urged. Trap by a 17-year-old of a dog trap- Ip truck which rolled Island Ferry late belonging to George Island, rolled into eight to ten With the dog, Pen- 17. Lakewood. Water and managed of the vehicle open the animal who and was pick- heF rescuer. towed out of the to Shelton or Engineer's ation of the conducted. APPLICANTS (Sam) Clark sam is taking ap- the Sheriff's Re- assists the in search and res- Patroling and oth- on Climber teams of '32, '33, '34, is weari.g a 3-stripe sweater which really belongs to his oldest son, Carl, another Climber tackle of the '53, '54 and '55 Highclimbers, while Bill, also a tackle, vintage '39 and '40, is likewise wearing a borrowed sweater. George was a baseball letterman (as is son Brian) who graduated in 1940. All three dads have long since outgrown or worn out their lettermen sweaters, but nevertheless they'll be in the half- time ex-lettermen lineup Friday night to greet and inspire their sons and teammates as they take the field for the second half of this year's homecoming garner All former Highclimber lettermen are invited to join. forming at the tennis court gate during half- time. Tacoma Man Dies In .... Hunting AccKlen, hunting accident claimed the ACCORDING TO the life of a Tacoma man in Mason, County Sherif's office. County Sunday afternoon. Jack H. MeCormack, 31, was struck in the back of the head by a shot fired by a hunting com- panion, Billy Suddeth, also of Ta- coma. The two were members of a nine man hunting party from Tacoma. They were standing along a log- ging road in the, Buck Prairie area about 1:20 p.m. Sunday when a deer started across the road in front of them. Correct|on Center Job L|st Given ]mack fired at the deer first and missed it. Suddeth took aim at the deer when it appeared and was prepared to fire when McCor- mack- missed. Apparently after firing at the /k staff of about 270 persons ,s contemplated within the next two years for the operation of the new Washington Corrections Center under construction northwest of here. The institution is scheduled to open late next year. Two of the top positions have already been filled in making plans fro" the opening, that of Ernest Timpani, superintendent, and Ster- ling Rhodes, business manager. list of the positions which will be filled to operate the insti- tution was released this week. NONE OF THE positions are being filled 1'ight now, it was stressed, and applications are not being taken. The tentative list of contem- plated positions is one accountant; three accounting assistants; one associate superintendent, custod- ian; one baker; one business man- ager; three carpenter fm'emen; two chaplains; one associate sup- erintendenL, ctassificatibn and treatment; three clerk stenogra- phers; 11 clerk typists; one com- missary clerk; two commissary nlanagers; onc construction llla,in- tcnance fOl'CD,1an; nine cooks; one correctional captain: follr correc- tional clerks; 12 correctional lieu- tenants; 118 correctional officers; 23 correctional sergeants; seven counselors; one dentist; one elec- trician foreman; two food man- ,agers: one gardener. FIVE HOSPITAl, supervisors; one laundry manager: one meat cutter; one motor t)oo] nlanager; one pail]ter forenlan; one person- nel officer; one physician; one ""* " la'eI":twoth"ee plant nlech- p ......... al*  "hn'abn anic foreman; p er fore- men; one institutional principal; one psychiatrist; 2 psychologists two reception and guidanee Super- visors; t(vo records and identifies. tion officers; four recreation lead- ers: one secretary; fonr sociolo. gists; five stationary engineers; one superintendent of adult cor- rection; seven institution teachers; two vocational instructors in sheet metal and one each in atttomotive body repair, automotive mechan- ics, carpentry, drafting', dry clean- ing, lectronics machine shop and shoemaking; one vocational in- structor :upervisor and one voca- tional counselor, deer and missing, McCormack moved over toward Suddeth and stepped directly into the line of fire as Suddeth fired at the deer. The two men were about 12 feet apart when the deer was first sighted. Witnessing the incident was Lief Klipper, Tacoma, who was along the road about 80 feet away. Coroner Byron McClanalmn said the death appeared to be accident- al. Jaycees Raise Funds For Fire Depadment Shelton 5aycees are seeking 5(} cent ddmations for which turkeys will be prizes, in a campaign to raise $400 to purchase emergency vehicle equipment for the Shelton Fire Department. A special effort will be made Friday and Saturday this week and Tuesday evening of next week to contact local residents in the fund raising project. Equipment needed by the Fire Department includes an inhaler, a spare oxygen tank, a stretcher, plastic splints, plastic throw-away sheets and a canvas cover. ---1 Two IWA Loa,/s Here To Merge Plans for the merger of thQ two locals of the International Wood- workers of America were announc- ed this week. Members of local 3-317. which represents Simpson Timber Com- pany employees at the Olympic Plywood Plant. have voted to join with Local 3-38 whick represents employees in raost of Simpson's w'atezTront and woods operations here. Representatives of the two un- ions are now getting the final steps fro: the merger completed. The nerger wilt make Local 3-38 the representative of all Simpson operations in Mason County ex- cept the Boom crews and the joint power plant employees. Mason School To Have Fund Dinner North Mason Junior and Sen- ior High School students are hold- ing their annual fund-raising din- ner in . the Belfair Elementary School from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The menu will be turkey and ham and prmes are $1.25 for adults; 75 for junior and senior high school students and 50 for elementary school students. The dinner is an annual event of the students to raise funds to support school activities. 77th Year-NO. 45 Thursday, November 7, 1963 First 3 Jury Cases Settled Out Of Court The :Mason County Superior Court Jury term, which was sched- uled to start Monday will not get underway until Nov. 14, with the first three cases set for trial set- tled out of court. The case of Janet Dyer and Lila Backer against Duane Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fatlin and their .daughter Iolet, an action over da- mages from a traffic accident, was scheduled for Monday. It was settled last week. ALSO SETTLED last week was the second case on the court cal- endar, that of Carroll B. Morrow, Irvin Nestell Alfred Dierick and Arden Peirce against Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. 'Rice, a personal in- jury suit. It was scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. The case set for today and to- morrow is that of Dorothy Kirk Harper against Lewis E. Wilson, doing business as the City Cab Co. and Colonial Insurance Co., was settled this week. Set for Nov. 14 and 15 is the case of Gay Lee Bruce as ad- ministratrix of Ule estate of Jane Updike against Kenneth ,V. Curry. This is a suit for damages for the minor children of Mrs. Updike, who was killed in a traffic acci- dent last year. Curry was the driv- er of the car in which she was rid- ing. Chamber Is PlanningAnnual' Farmer Night Plans are underway for the an- nual Shelton Chamber of Com- merce Farmers Night at which farmers from throughout the county are guests of the chamber m embers. The event has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Masonic On tie prog%ni is ih hming f the county's Conservation Farih- er of the Year. Speaker for the program will be Harold Van DeRiet, county extension agent. The farmer of the year is se- lected by the chamber's Agricul- ture and Resources Committee from a list of candidates suggest- ed by the Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District office. Jim Barrom, chairman of the Agriculture and Resources Com- mittee, is heading the group mak- ing plans for the event. O:hristmas Project 6ets First Donation Talk about early-birds! Try and beat the 8 & 40 Salon. The ladies of the 8 & 40 started the ball rolling already on the ammal 40 & 8-Journal Christmas project by contributing their an- nual $25 check yesterday. We were going to start beating the drums for this fine project in a couple of weeks but since the 8 & 40 girls have beaten us to it we might as well get going now. Anyone else wishing to contri- bute ta this project which puts Christmas baskets of ood ana toys in needy Mason County homes are welcmne to send or bring their donations to the Journal any time now. Contributions will be acknow- ledged (unless anonymity is de- ,sired) in these columns, New School Kitchen ]$ Opem a Wednesday NEW KITCHEN OPENSLooking over the new kitchen in the Irene S. Reed building which went into use Wednesday are, left to right, Supt. of Schools R. W. Oltman, Mrs. Georgia Zatkovich, head cook, and Frank Willard, principal of the Irene 8, Reed Building. Mrs, Zatkovih plans the menus for the hot lunch program and Willard is in charge of time school's cafeteria program. The new kitchen, which was recently completed, will be used to prepare food for all of the school buildings. An open house in the new facility is planned from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 20. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton. WaMington, under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 2'27 West Cots. Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingtm 10 Cents per Copy 20 Pages 3 Sections City Rejects Request To Vacate Foot Path Street The Shelton City Commission Tuesday said it had decided against the petition of Mrs. Ber- nice Stewart to vacate parts of Magnolia and Birch Street on Cap- ital Hill. Mayor Frank Travis Jr. said the commission had been studying the problem over the past week, and, the decision was not to grant the vacation. The commission held a hearing on the p.roposed vacation last Tuesday and had heard protests fz)m numerous Capital Hill people who wanted the foot path which follows Magnolia Street down the hill kept open. AFTER THE decision against the vacation was announced, Mrs. Stewart asked what would be done about policing the path to prevent a recurrance of damage to her property. Mayor Travis said that the decision of the commission delt only with the proposed vacation, and, if there were other matters, they could be brought up later. trolman for the department. Fill- ing the Sergeant vacancy will be taken up after the first of the year. NOV. 25 WAS SET for opening bids on a cat" for the police de- partment and a pickup for the Water Department. Police Chief Paul ttinton re- ported that he had received csti- The commission received a let- mates of between $1.100 and $1,200 ter from Police Sgt. Lester Van for a stop and go light at the in- Cleave announcing his intention to tersection of Fourth Street and retire from the police force Nov. Railroad Avenue. 22. The commission will study the The Police Chief was authorized question to determine if funds to begin looking for another pc- would be available for the project. Court Upholds Rejection p Of Norris Building erred The rejection of a building per- mit application to W. A. Norris by the Mason County Commission was upheld in a Superior Court ruling Friday. Judge Raymond Clifford turned down Norris' request for a writ of mandamus to order the county commission to approve his permit. In making the ruling, Judge Clifford said that the court could not grant a writ of mandamuh un- less the action of the county com- mission had ,been extremely arbi- trary and capricious. This was not the case, he said. The commission had all acted in good faith when they rejecbed the permit, believing it not be in the best interest of the county to have an auto wrecking yard in a resi- dential area. The judge also ruled that the county's building permit ordinance, enacted in 1948, was a police power lneasure. THE JUDGE SAID one of the requirements of the ordinance was that the construction not be detri- VFW!Plans Bike Safety Program The Mason County Veterans of Foreign Vars Post is planning the free application of reflectixe;,,, tape to bicycles from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen school. The VFW Post has received enough reflective tape to mark 500 bicycles. While this tape will not make rid- ing a bicycle in the dark without lights legal, it is hoped it will help make the young riders safer in the early morning, late evening and on ark day, Orin Brumbaugh, junior vice comnmndcr, is in charge of the project. Police Seek Stolen Car Local law enforcement agencies are looking for a car stolen here Sunday night. Mrs. Alma Carte, 1313 Center St., reported the theft to Shelton Police that her 1958 Ford two- door sedan was taken from her garage sometime Sunday night. She discovered the theft Monday morning. The car is green and white in color and the license number is XAC-O00. One question which i puzzling police is why the thieves removed the air cleaner from the car and left it in the garage before they took off with the car. Industrial Relations Staff Dhanges At Simpson Announced I Reorganization of Simpson Tim- ber Company's industrial relations staff at Shelton. was announced this week by Jolm Stentz, person- I nel . Northwest. manage: Phil Morrison transfers from Seattle to personnel supervisor at Shelton. reporting to Stentz. At Shelton, Morrison will be respon- sible for labor relations, employ- ment and plant personnel relations for all Shelton Working Circle plants and woods operations. He also will handle safety for all man- ufacturing plants. Morrison, who is in his llth ),ear with Simpsol, was personnel representative at McCleary before moving toScattle last March. Larry Lunaford, who lms been working on a Shelton waterfront nersonnel assignment since joining Simpson last April, will move into a furthur training assignment in relying hourly production assign- ments. NAME THE SAME mental to the public safety, health reached their decision honestly, be- and general welfare. lieving that the injection .of this He said the evidence presented kind of business into a residential showed that the county commis- sion held hearings and gave all parties an oppm'tunity to be heard, and, that when they made the de- cision, they were of the opinion that the building permit sought by Norris did not qualify under the ordinance. He said the court could not issue a writ of mandamus unless it ap- peared that the commissioners had acted arbitrarily and capriciously in denying the permit. The commissioners in this case. Judge Clifford said, apparently Annual II & II area was not in the best interest of the county. In arguing the case at the court hearing, John Ragan. attorney for Norris. had contended that the building permit ordinance was a taxing measure and did not fall within the police powers of the county. In that case, Ragan said. the commission had no choice but to issue the permit since all other requirements for obtaining a build- ing permit had been met. This was the first time the county commissmn had rejected a building permit under the ordi- nance since it was enacted in 1948. tZagan said this week there Club orexrastO--a it--" ,, been no decision on whether or not to appeal the court ruling. For Veterans Day School Forest Yans. Day "fl.L$m bvd ........ e ..... in Shlton only by .the :anmml Money :Is breakfast meeting" of the 11 & 11 Club next Monday. 11 & i1 Club members invite all former military service veterans app ru a --o "'one ' t whether members el any veterans organization or not) to join them in honoring America's war dead during this brief observation of The Mason County Commission Veterans Day. voted this week on the division of the school district's share of the 'The event will be held in Me- Federal Forest money. morial Hall with breakfast served at 11 a.m. by the ladies of the They alloted $25,000 t() Hood American Legion Auxiliary. The Canal; $9,560.23 to North Mason; ladies promise this year's menu $4,150 .to Mary M. Knight; $3,500 will be "bigger and better" than to Shelton; $3,235.44 to Pioneer ever. Cost is $1. and $2,000 to Southside. Just preceding breakfast a me- The commission voted to name ment of silence to honor those Harry Cole as Civil Defense Di- rector to succeed Ralph Herren, who died in service will be ob- who resigned several weeks ago, sewed under the direction of 11 & 11 Club president, Jay Umphe- and Mrs. Merle McNeil has been hour. During the breakfast 1964 acting director since that time. club officers will be elected. Bar- COLE was selected from several -hie Bailey is now vice president, applicants for the position since Les Young secretary-tteasurer. Horton's resignation. There will be no school m Cole, a resident of Mason Coux- schools in Mason County Monday ty since 1930, operates a service in observance of the holiday, station in Shelton. All eounty city, state and fed- A letter of resignation was re- cral offices will be closed also in ceived from Emma Clanton as observance of the day. The county janitress in the court house. The commission meeting, scheduled for commission voted to hire Martha Monday, will be held Tuesday. Clark to succeed her. County Auditor C. Nolan Mason reported o the Commission on the Historical Society application of Bruce Kreger to purchase the old county fair To Meet Monday grounds in Sholton Valley. He 00aid further action should await the completion of a title search order- The M:ason County Historical cd last week. Society will meet at 8 p.m. Nov. Approval was granted to the 11 in the PUD 3 Conference Room. Assessor to purehase two-way ra* On the program are the discus- die equipment for the assessor's si0n of several interesting new vehicle used in timber cruising. projects and setting of the agenda It was decided to write a letter for 1964. to the city commission asking it The group normally meets the the county's share of the cost of first :Monday of the month, but. il]e radio transmission building on the meeting was switched to the Anglcside could be paid in a lump second Monday for this one time sum instead of payments over five only, Phil Murphy, secretary of years, thus avoiding the necessity the group, said. of interest m the annual payments. Simpson Building Here On Schedule With construction of Simpson Timber Company's new green ve- neer plant "on schedule", erection of a huge new building for dry lumber remanufacturing will be- gin soon. 'The veneer plant building is 95 percent complete and about halt the machinery is installed," stud Ken Good, chief plant engineer. "If we maintain our schedule, the plant wilt begin operation early next March." The new plmt will peel and dry veneer for Simpson plywood plants in McCleary, Shclt.on and Olympia. The Tide Co.. Tacoma, las the contract for installing the veneer plant ntachinery. Other contrac- tors on the job include Capital Plumbing md Heating Co., Olym- Burns Detective Agency has been hired to provide security ser- vices during construction of tle new veneer plant, Burns mnployees are on duty at the veneer plant only at night and on el:cnds, when the plant would otherwise be deserted. They are there primar- ily to watch for fire, md also to provide security, according to Good. Meanwhile. all piling has been driven and two-thirds of the con- crete footings installed for the new lumber remanufacturing building. Timber Structures. Inc., Portland has the building contract and is expected to .begin erecting the all- weed building soon, depending on weather. The old "same name" problem pia, Dunning Construction Co., This building, scheduled for has popped up again. In The Jour- Shelton, Metropolitan Electric Co., completion late next spring, re- nal last weel was an' item about ISeattle, and Viking Automatic eludes three sections: a ,i00 by a court action filed against a Mr.  Sprinkler Co.. Seattle. An est,- 100-foot addition to the dry lumber and Mrs. Richard Johnson. The mated 150 men are presently at storage shed. a 150 by 154-foot planing mill an da covered unload- notRichardthe RfchardJsn'Sjolmson.referredof tOllyrl,are wOrksociated,On projects.the veneer plant and as- ing area embracing 8,00 sq. ft.