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November 18, 1971

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h By RONA HARPER After one complete quarter of only being able to eat in the cafeteria the administration has relented and we are now able to eat in the halls of the building on a trial basis. As long as there is no huge mess we will probably be allowed to eat in the building during the current and coming inclement weather. Don't miss the Senior Play. It is "Flowers for Algernon" by David Rogers based upon the novel by Daniel Keyes. It will be presented on November 19 and 20 in the High School Gym at 8:00 p.m. The price is $1.50 for adults, 75c for students, and 50c for children. Women's Physical Fitness began and will continue on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6-9 in the gym. It is under the direction of Mr. Hawkins with assistance from Roy Kelley and Ken VanBuskirk. Women of all ages are welcomed. This is a good way to get in shape for next summer. Last Friday was the last football pep assembly for the year. The Sophomores won the spirit keg but the high point of the assembly was when Don Havens, A1 Baselt, Earl Sande, and Bob Johnson were called from the bleachers to be blindfolded and kissed. They then had to guess who had kissed them. They were all kissed by their own mothers but none of them guessed correctly. It was very entertaining for the spectators but the boys' faces turned various shades of red when they found out. ~l'he Girl's Club-is selling candles. These make good Christmas presents for someone special so everyone buy one so that the Girl's Club can raise money and so you will have one less present to worry about buying when Christmas gets closer. The Girl's Club is also collecting Betty Crocker coupons for Holly Ridge so that they can get a bus. Anyone who has coupons they would like to donate can take them to the school office or leave them at the Clothesline in Belfair. They are also collecting clothing and other items for the girls at Maple Lane so they will have something for Christmas. Anyone having any useful items is asked to bring them to the school in the near future so that they can be_ sent to Maple Lane. November 18 was the date of the individual events tournament held at North Kitsap. This was for the students interested in Forensics and included Oral Interpretation, Extemporanious, Impromptu, and Oratory speeches. Several students from North Mason participated in the events. The second year French class went to the Brasserie Pittsbourg in Seattle on November 16. This is a French restaurant on Pioneer Square and is the oldest continuing restaurant in Seattle. It has a chef trained in France. Everyone' who went really enjoyed themselves. At the last Student Council" meeting they discussed building a student lounge separate from the high school building. This will be looked into by Bruce Landram. Also they gave the J.V. cheerleaders $40 to help them pay for their winter uniforms. The Honor Society is planning a work day on the third of December. Anyone having a job that could be done by an Honor Society member in one day is asked to contact Sheri Ward or Kathie Johnson if they want someone to come do it. The minimum wage is $1.25 an hour. The Honor Society is trying to make all the money they will need in this one try so that they can concentrate on selling tickets and other worthy activities. The GAA participated in a Volleyball sports day at Forks last Saturday. Representatives from North Mason left at 5:30 a.m. so they would get there on time. On November 24 there will be a National School Assembly. Bob Handloser will present his program "Cycle Expeditions." Mr. Handloser isan Industrial Arts teacher and a Wrestling coach. When not teaching he travels all over the world and has some very interesting experiences. It should prove to be a very good program. According to guest speaker Terry Drew, who addressed last Thursday night's meeting of North Mason PTA, this school district has the best maintained fleet of school buses he has ever seen. And inspecting school buses in Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson and North Mason Counties is part of his job with the Washington State Patrol. He even went so far as to say that the North Mason buses are the best in the four counties and gave full credit to the high skill of the crew who check, repair and maintain the buses. (Editor's note: Take a bow, Ormand Ormiston.) He said some of the buses in this district are old and would > \ \ / I BELFAIR BUILDEILS SUPPLY ( \\ // VACATION - VILLAGE !! ~OPEN FOR INSPECTION / BROCHURES -- PRICES ( / INFORMATION HOURS: SAT. 8 - 2:30 WEEKDAYS 7:30 - 5:30 Phone CR 5-2090 > Lee Lopriore--BUILDER WE HAVE BUILDING LOTS WE HAVE FINANCING, VARIABLE INTEREST NEW CONSTRUCTION -- REMODELING LICENSED -- INSURED -- BONDED CR 5-2021 newspaper in some confusion at the October meeting of the North Mason School Board, which' was corrected at this month's meeting by two letters. Originally there had been quite a bit of discussion in October about the quality of the hot lunches served in local schools. It was mistakenly mentioned at the meeting that an article in the high school paper quoted many students, complaining of the food. A letter from John Criss, who had written the article, was read at this month's Board meeting explaining that it was not the food that was being criticized by the students, but the fact that there was a split lunch hour this year. In former years all students had eaten at the same time. Another letter, reprinted below, was read by two interested parents who had paid a surprise visit to the school at lunchtime to find oat for themselves what kind of lunches were being served. Did they enjoy their meal? Read the letter and see. Dear Members of the Board: 1 would like to make a public statement concerning the quality of the District's hot lunch program. Mrs. Wendtland, a new member of the Board, and myself had lunch there today and found the quality, quantity and preparation of the meal to be excellent. I would say it equals, if not surpasses, anything available in the area. Costwise, it is truly one of the really rare bargains. This visit was not planned or announced so i'm sure it reflects the true picture of the daily lunch. While eating we visited with one of the staff who concurred with my opinion. 1 would hope that Mrs. DeVault, the cook, and her staff would be commended. The area was orderly, neat in appearance, the atmosphere pleasant and very well managed. Mrs. Kathleen Landram probably have been out of service in another district by now but were still in good condition because of the care they had received. He told of finding one school bus in another district with a steering wheel attached with baling wire and of another district whose four buses failed to pass inspection and had to be condemned on the spot, resulting in calls to parents to come pick up their children. Some problems of school busing of students were mentioned, such as discipline (he blamed parents for bad behavior of bus riders), the necessity of making sure the bus driver receives the note asking that a student be let off the bus anywhere other than his own home (sometimes parents write a note but the child leaves it in his locker or somewhere else in the school so the driver, legally, cannot comply with the parent's request,) and the near accidents caused by drivers failing to heed the warning blinking lights on school buses and not stopping when they should. He said bus stops also cause some dissatisfaction from some parents but that it was not possible to stop at every residence so some pupils have to walk further than others to meet the bus. -" DINNIS REAL ESTATE ! Spocililzing in Waterfront and view. Belfair Across From CR S-ZZl4 Belfatr State I~rlc. Page 8 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - November 18, 1971 By Rob May The Bulldogs completed their 1971 grid campaign last Friday night on a losing note, as the Ocosta Wildcats took a close 9-8 victory from North Mason. Leading 8-7 until the last two minutes of the game, the Bulldogs had a punt blocked, and the loose ball was recovered in the end zone by an Ocosta man for the safety, and the winning two points. Ocosta opened the scoring in the second quarter, as Larry Sperline, the Wildcats outstanding halfback who gained 128 yards in 19 carries with the ball, slanted off right tackle for 49 yards and a touchdown. The extra point kick was good to make the score 7-0 in favor of the Westport team. But the Bulldogs came right back on the next series of downs, as they drove 58 yards in 8 plays, led by an 18 yard run by Bruce Landram to put the ball into scoring position. Landram then ran the final 3 yards for the Touchdown, his 9th of the year. Landram also ran the extra point try to put the Bulldogs ahead 8-7. Earlier in the first quarter, the Bulldogs scored twice, but both times the plays were called back on account of costly penalties. The loss put the Bulldogs with a 4-5 record for the season, 4-3 in league competition. Coach Ron Angus commented after the game that this was his best team ever at North Mason. Leaving seniors who saw their final game were Bruce Landram, Bob Johnson, Earl Sande, Don Havens, AI Baselt, Mike Dillenburg, Jeff Werdall, Howard Snow, Rich Daly, Rick Krueger, David Guy and Roy Kelley. Summarizing the season, the Bulldogs were beaten soundly only twice, to the top two teams in the league, Port Townsend 34-14, and Bainbridge 25-6. Other than that, they were in every game until the final buzzer. They lost 6-0 against Laughbon in their opening game in which the Laughbon defense scored the only touchdown of the game. The team came right back two weeks later to take a 20-12 victory over arch-rival Vashon, as Landram scored twice on runs of 12 and 2 yards. And Don Havens scored once from I 1 yards out. Then came the Sequim game. North Mason was leading 16-6 with only 5 minutes remaining to go. The next week the Bulldogs traveled to Forks, and came home with a tough 8-6 victory. Landram scored North Mason's only touchdown on a 45 yard end run. Homecoming activities sparked the Bulldogs to their third league victory over the Chimacum Cowboys, by a 14-8 score. Landram scored from 2 yards out, and Dave Guy assured the Bulldogs victory in the final quarter as he completed a 17 yard pass from Landram for the touchdown. In the final league game of the year, the Bulldogs defense held Lakeside scoreless throughout the game, and scored once themselves on a 10 yard run by Landram to gain the victory. All in all, the season was very successful, as it was the first time ever that the Bulldogs finished in the top division of the league. The team for next year loses a lot of experience and size, but you can bet that they'll be out there giving 110%. D & G TREE SERVICE TOPPED, TRIMMED OR REi '1OVED FULLY INSURED Griffey CR 5-2117 Lou Dobbs TR 6-4783 NEW CONSTRUCTION--REMODELING--ROOFING DECKS--CONCRETE WORK FORMICA--CERAMIC TILE Free Estimates Call CR 5-2196 Collect STOVE AND DIESEL SALES AUTOMATIC DELIVERY BUDGET TERMS AllJumlC RlCtlFmm C0Bm :h Mason P.O. Box 566, BELFAIR, WA. 985213 TEL. CR 5-6681E} BOB MAESN ER TOM HAN LEY AND ENGINE STEAMED CLEANED Labor Plus Parts and Cleaner. Reg. Price $18.95 CR5-2991 Section of theShelton- Mason County Journal Thursday, Nov. 18, 1971 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By LOU DONNELL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~u~~~~u~uu~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Monday's mail brought two letters "following up previous Huck Friend columns." First was the following from Jan Danford in answer to last week's column.., wish I could just jot off poetry like that... No praise from professor Or critic or teacher, No praise from a priest Or a pastor or preacher, No praise from a Pagan Or eager Eternalist* Can equal a word from A kind fellow-journalist. *A new religion founded on the spur of the moment to complete my rhyme. Aren't we poets DEVILS?!!!! There's more than one trick to the trade. If only the giver Had given more fishes The recipient could have Proclaimed them delishes. The second was a thank you note from Janet Williams with a picture enclosed of the 1971 version of the wedding party.., taken at their 25th anniversary celebration. Left to right are me (maid of honor) Janet and Kenny Williams (the bride and groom) and Vernie Williams, (best man.) 1 won't run a copy of the original of picture 25 years ago; it will show our ages. CEDAR TREES WERE being logged on State property on the Tahuya Peninsula last week by Mission Creek Youth Camp boys under the direction of Dept. of Natural Resource forestry foremen Roy Wise and Dick Gruber. After a stop at a local mill where they will be cut into thick planks, the logs are destined to be used for bridges in extending a three-mile multi-purpose trail originating at Camp Spillman. The trail, to be used by hikers, horses and motorcycles, is expected to be about 70 miles long throughout the North, Mason and Kitsap County area when completed. The comHunication gap between volunteer firemen in Fire District 5 who ,nswer aid calls received over thei~ home plectron receivers, with or without the Aid car, and deputies of the Mason County Sheriff's office who also answer the aid calls and have expected the first duty of aid car personnel to be to get the victim away from the scene of the accident and on his way to a hospital as quickly as possible, was narrowed considerably last School Board faces religious question the material is part of an approved course in history, literature or social studies. It also authorizes the use, with Board approval, of school-owned facilities by any religious group if the use does not interfere with regular school activities and if a reasonable rental fee is paid. Whether Miss Johnson's request fits the requirements of the policy will be decided next month after hearing from the teacher, herself. It was reported at last week's meeting that about 50 students have been engaged in prayer sessions led by Miss Johnson, which have been held in private homes in the evening until now. In other Board business the committee studying the possibility of eliminating age requirements for enrollment in kindergarten or first grade reported with the recommendation that the age rules not be changed. Recommendations were received by the Board from Fred Geiger, president of the North Mason Education Association including hiring of an additional principal for grades 1 through 8 for next year, a daily study period for all teachers, hiring of a district resource supervisor and one release-time afternoon a month for curriculum review by the entire faculty. It was not decided to go along with the once-a-month afternoon dismissal for students but the Board did approve one afternoon release-time in December for curriculum study. North Mason School Board's three new members didn't have to wait long to find out what it will be like to be faced with tough problems that are bound to find disfavor with some of the local residents, no matter what decision they make. The decision they have to make, which they tabled till next month's meeting when they can hear from Miss Jan Johnson, girl's P.E. teacher, is whether or not to give permission to Miss Johnson to hold 15-minute prayer meetings at school before classes start for the day. A religious policy was adopted by the Board, prohibiting distribution of Gideon Bibles or other religious materials by anyone other than the principal or a teacher, and by them only if new Ait week when a large crowd turned out at the Allyn Firehall to hear Dr. Rodney Brown explain the new policy being adopted by the Fire district. Dr: Brown, Chief anesthetist at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, was instructor of the Emergency Medical Technician course in the State capitol held recently in which two members of Fire District 5's aid car crew were enrolled and graduated. He noted that for many years it had been recognized that the military has a much better record than the non-military in saving life and reducing injury in answering emergency calls. The well-trained personnel used in answering military emergencies seemed to make the difference and the federal government was forcing States to pass laws requiring better trained operators manning aid cars. By 1975, he said, all aid cars in Washington would be required to be run by persons trained as EMT's (emergency medical technicians.) Courses which meet two nights a week, three hours a night, for 12 weeks are being offered throughout the State to give this additional training to persons actively answering aid calls, Instead of stressing the need to hurry, hurry, first aiders are being trained to take blood pressure of victims before they O are transferred into the aid car, which will provide the physician who will receive the patient in the emergency room of the hospital some base from which to diagnose and prescribe treatment. Time will be taken to splint fractures before moving the patient to prevent further injury. "With skilled emergency medical care, these volunteers, in most cases can stabilize the patient's condition so that he will get no worse on the trip to the hospital and will be alive when he gets there. What good are all the fancy equipment and the trained doctors available in the best hospital if the patient is dead on arrival?" He said that often there are things that an EMT can do at the scene of the accident which will save the victim's life; sometimes waiting to have the patient treated in the hospital is just too late; by then his heart has stopped, his blood pressure has sunk too low, or a lack of oxygen has been fatal. "It is so logical to insist upon ambulance and aid car attendants having this extra training to save lives and prevent further injury and so illogical to just operate the vehicles for the purpose of quick transportation when movement of the patient, without adequate care, in some cases just adds to the danger," said Dr. Brown. Chief of Fire District 5, (Please turn to page 2)