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Percy M Pie 6017 S.E. 86th Ave portland, ()re El&on vineyard operator, a number of things of conservation, was Mason County's Censer- of the Year at the of Cotnmerce dinner last Thurs- Robert Ellison. who vineyard on Stretch he has had the said, he has done onsewation as possihle. this, he has cooper- the Extension Service 8oil Conservation Ser- experimental pro- ,erimened with cover grinding up tim prun- L.the vines and return- to the soil. ALSO experimented techniques in prun- the production of Experiments with )es and applications have been car- see what effect they and volunln award was presented &useth. a member of board of directors. at the dinner was Har- county extension )n "Speak Up For Ag- DeRiet presented contradicted an art- recently which said was a dying in- the mnnher of peo- farms was not gaining on the future of ag- DeRiet said that in population mean for food. clothing These young people population, he said. and shelter. come from farms before they need the of manufacturing indus- said. tha the num- in the production had remained a number of years, but, time the number of related industry as sup- wholesalers and increased, and en]- to 30 percent of the be that more often farmer, in addition producer, also took number of these other Which are now handled there are less farm- land to produce nation's expanding DeRiet said. R- is needed to said, and it appears getting a pretty for the money spent in agriculture. presided at the Lyon was master es. chamber members and guests attended the Masonic Temple. NAME TIMBERS' Under-construction new a name "The Tim- committee selected over 100 subn]itted held by Mann Real Mrs. Lorraine Kelly, as the winner. work is progressing the 34-unit stmeture completion date from April 1 :in January, accord- construction for Medford Con- the'prime con- New Director, A00ew Radio NEW DIRECTOR, NEW RADIOThe Mason County Civil Defense office this week has a new direotor and a new radio hookup. Harry Cole took 0ver. duties as director on a part-time basis Friday. He will be on the job full-time starting Dec. 1. Cole sets beside a new radio transmitter-receiver which was installed this week and Which gives the office Jury Hears Accident Injury Suit A $250,000 personal injury suit against the estate of a couple kill- ed in an 'autOmobile accident here last Feb. 17 went into its second day before a jury m Mason Coun- ty Superior Court Wednesday. The suit was brought by Wen- dell Loop, Bremerton. against b. A. Carlson as administrator for the estate of Peter and Mary Tim- merman. Mr. and Mrs. Timmerman were ntact with all other civil defense offices in the state through a relay center in Olympia. Cole, a resident of Shelton since 1930, has been operating a service station since 1957. Before that he wan employed by Rayonier Inc. for 27 years. Cole says he plans to carry on the operation of the office as it has been in the past. Water Rights Sought From FairGround A delegation from Shelton Vat- ley Grange appeared at the Ma- Son County Commissioner's meet- ing Monday to discuss use of the water from a well on the old fair grounds property if the property was sold. The group, Clarence Wivell, Ed- ward Ruttedge and Mrs. Richard Kimble, told the commission that when the well was installed, the 5heltonHighBand Teacher Writes Song For $choo/ By Lane Premo "Salute killed Feb. 17 when their car and Grange had done some work on the one driven by Loop collided on Highway 14A about 10 miles nor- th of Shelton. MRS. N.EtLIE Evart, Bremer- ton, a passenger in the Loop car, was also killed in the accident. The case got underway in court Tuesday with the selection of the jury completed. Members of the jury are Arlene Zamzow, :Dora Brown, Margaret Newell. Donald Ragan. Merl Lamb. Harold Ham- ilton, Molly Connolly, LeRoy Pru- sia, F. H. Rettig, lvan.K. Sheffler, Violet LaFond and Elsie Bunning. Loop claims that he suffered se- vets physical and mental injuries in the. accident. Thp St0,tl;q], ,t, he time of the ce/dent, sd th}/t the Tim- merman tax.had just completed a left turn and had::go Over the centerline into the' path of the Loop vehicle. The cars collided al- most head-on. well and had been using water fl*om it for a number of years. They were told there was no record of any written agreement between the Grange and either the Fair Board or the County Commission, and. that the agree- men( a.t the time must have been verbal. Simpson Promotes Logging Planner 77th YEAR--NO. 47 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Shelton, Washington. 10 Cents per Copy under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 227 V, ret Cota. Thursday, November 21, 1963 Published h "'Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington 22 Pages 3 Sections Olympia Man Arrested On Assault Charge Jack Silva' ". 51. Olympa zs be Promotion of George Adams, 41, from SimpsorTimber Co. logging cruiser to logging planning sup- ervisor at Shelton was announced this week by Max Schmidt, Jr., manager, ashington timberlands division. In his new job he will appraise all U.S. Forest Smwice timber sales to Simpson in the Shelton Working Circle and plan their harvesting. Adams takes over some of the duties of his uncle. Archie Ad- ams, who will retire early next year. Another uncle of George's, Virg, aud his father, Dave, both were long(ires Simpson logging employees. George went to Work for impson in 1946 as a rigger at IT WAS SUGGESTED that the Grange pply for a water right on the well from the Department of Natural Kesources. and, then ask the county for an easelnent for their Water line. F. E. Hewson appeared at tile commmsibn meeting tO ak about vacating a portion of' UIc old"A1 - lyn-Shelton County zoad wic, h been abandoned when the rSad was relocated several yem ago. The board set 11 a.m. Dec. 16 for a hearing on the proposed va- cation. The commission agreea o have Buck Armstrong cut Chris=ross trees from the Hoodsport Dump property on a lease basis. The board inspected the county jail, and voted to send a teeter to the sheriff's office compliment- ing on the:cleanliness and orderli- ness of the jail. The commission instructed he clerk to notify all elected county officials that there would be a class at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 on the operation of t]ze emergency gene- rator in the court house basement arid that all will be expected to at- tend. lug held in Mason County Jail on charges of second degree assault, resulting from an attempt to force two teen-age girls into his panel truck with s loaded rifle Oct. 18.. Silva, a painting contractor, was City Asks Time Extension For Sewer Project Start The Shelton City Commiszon has applied to the Housing and Library Board Against .omo office in Seattle for a 30-day ex- tension on its sewer project or which it was to get funds under arrested Friday a.fteoon hy Five County Project Thurston County officers and was i brought to Shelton and lodged in jail. The Shelton City Commission that it would bring added library The two girls were able to give officers a description of the panel Tuesduy received a recommenda- service. truck with lettering on the side tion from the library board that He said that the commission which Silva was driving the night of the incident. From this des- cription, officers were able to get a line on possible uspects. The two girls were taken to Thurston County to look at the suspects and identified Silva. THE I N C I DE NT happenecl while the girls were on their way to a football game at Loop Field They told officers Silva. stepped out of his vehicle and loaded the gun in their presence and ordered them to get into the truck. Instead of complying, the girl s screamed and ran down the street to Shelton High", a and into a private home from march composed by Gary Nieloy, Shelton High School band direetbr, was heard for the first time at a recent Highclimber football as- sembly. Nicloy, whose hobby is writing music, came upon the tune last smnmer while playing around on the piano. It pogressed into a march. where officers were summoned. A warrant was signed Friday by Superior Court Judge Charles Wright for Silva's arrest, Charges were filed by Prosecuting Attorney Byron MeClanahan. Shelton Poli}e Chief Paul Hinton said his department had had ex- cellent cooperation from Thurston County officials in the investiga- tion which led to Silva's arrest. Two Injured In Accident Sat Two persons injured in an auto- Writing a song sounds easy, but, try it sometime and see if you can dream up an original mel- ody. After that, the song will have to be transformed for 35 to 40 different parts, licloy figures he spent at least 120 hours working on the new march tl'As summer. He plans to have it publisimd soon. This will be nothing new for Niclov. who is now having four mobile accident about five miles ensembles published, south of Shelton on Highway 101 Saturday evening are reported in satisfactory condition in Shelton General Hospital Wednesday. Hospitalized are Mrs. Winnie Anderson, 61, Tacoma, and Bert McDonald, 64, Sequim, driver ot one of the vehicles. '", Anderson's lmsbax,d, Sig, 6, wa,the drlver of the car'lh which she was a passenger. He was treated for his injurieand re- leased, The Washington State Patrol Last year he had a ['eee. wl'it- ten by iim for the band and choir dedicated to the senior (lass. He is workingn another one. Christmas Fund New oontributions during the said the accident happened about past wetik raised the 40 & 8-Jour- 5:50 p.m. near the intersection ot nal Christmas fund to $91. Highwa 101 and the Lynch Road. The newest donors are: Old :Broken Down Vet .......... $ 5.00 Mr.,& Mrs. Ernie Campbell .. 2.00 Mr. & Mrs. H. Lakeburg ........ 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. MerriL W. McKinstry ............................ 12.00 V.F.W. Aux. No. 1694 .......... 10.00 Shelton Valley Grange ...... 5.00 Week's Total ...................... $29.00 Previously named .............. $52.00 Total to date ...................... $91,00 The contribution of the McKin2 stry's marks the first out-of-coun- ty donation this year but it is noth- ing new to tte Seattle couple. The generator is part of the county's emergency civil defense They have been giving to the equipment. Christmas project here for many The custodian was also ins(rue- years Those wishing to contribute to ted to have an electrician check l the project, which puts food and out the generator before that time. I toy baskets in deserving Mason County homes at Christmas. are THANKSGIVING CLOSING invited to send their donations to Most local businesses and gov- the Journal for acknowledgement Both vehicles were total losses. The Patrol said the Southbound Anderson vehicle and the North- bound McDonald vehicle struck al- most head on .in the highway. Investigation of the accident is being made, the Patrol said. One or both of the vehicles were over the centerline. Mrs. Anderson suffered facial cuts, a broken right leg and a pos- sible skull fracture. Anderson had cuts on his face. :McDonald had cuts on his face and other injuries. The accident was investigated by Trooper Robert Furseth and Ma- son County Deputy Sheriff David Pearsall. Patrolman Tells Tale Of The Roundup Of Wandering Steed Camp Three, became a scaler in ernment offices will beclosed lext 1950 and logging cruiser in 1956. Thursday for Thanksgiving. in these columns, unless anony- mity is desired. Gridders To SpeakAt Kiwanis Football Banquet "SMike Briggs, 6-3 215-1b. tackle, (above), V, 6-2, 195-1b. halfback, will be guests at the annual Club football banquet next Tuesday evening to their experiences as University of Washington football nd answer questions from members of the undefeated grid squad,, whose members and their fathers will The affair will be held in Mt. View school cafeteria th all masculine fans invited to attend. Plates are $2. OOtball champions, the Highclimbers, get of public glor- Tuesday night at the Club post-season of the squad and players, plus the will be guests of Club ahmg with two from-the Uni- ashington Husky foot- fans are invited to fete, at $2 a head. available from any ' raay be purchased at Site for the annual banquet again is the Mr. View school cafe- teria, 6:30 p.m. tlm starting time. Mike Briggs, 6-3. 215-1b. tackle, and Dave Kopay, 195-pound half- back, are the Husky players sched- uled to be at the head table to give talks about their playing ex- periences and answer questions. Bob Sund, coach of the unbeaten Climber champs, will announce the special award winners from his squad as well as introduce all members of the squad. Laurie Carlson is master of ceremonies, 5ohn Pill general chairman of the banquet with Frank Willard in I charge of dinner preparation. Shelton Police Patrolman L. IV[. Scott was called out over the weekend to catch a horse which had brokeu loose from a yard where it had been tethered by its owner Overt Peterson, Seattle, who had brought it here for a hunt- ing trip. Followin is Scott's report of the incident: "Mrs. . E. Grant was awaken- ed by the tunder of hoofbeats thumping through Turner Pass near the Grant (L,mber Fort l'esidcnee. Mrs. Grant said she looked ou the window and was surprised to see a young palimino horse 'horsing' around in the street. "She immediately cabled the PD and requested the seWices of the intrepid v,:angler, Fuzzy (Knight) Scott. I saddled up the Chev anti hi-hoed to the scene, but, found no sign of the wandering steed. Titan off in the near distance I heard the thunder of hoofbeats. Then out of tile gates of Knee- land Park galloped thePalamino, wild-eyed, fierce, and his (or her) eyeballs pointed at me. After lnlleh coaxing, cussing, earressing and chasing, I corraled the beast i the corner df the park. "Alas. no lasso, so smmtercd south with the horse in tow and borrowed one fronl ,{rs. Grant who cheered me from the stands and gave me permission to tethea, this nocturnal nag in the field against her business establishment until some time as it was retleemed by lhe owncr". 'Tex" Scot L signed the rcort. the city library not join in five- county demorustration which will start next year. In a letter to the city commis- sion, the library board said that unless instructed otherwise by the city commission, the library board would send a letter at its Dec. 12 meeting rejecting the demon- stration. A woman appearing at the com- mission meeting told the commis- sioners that she did not believe there had been enough public dis- cusion on the proposal and that it should be investigated fur(he before a final decision was made. MAYOR FRANK Travis Jr. told her it was his understanding that the decision against the demon- stration by the library board was on a split vote and that the main objection was that it ould take local control of the library away. He said no one was questioning PUD I Plans Open House In New Quarters WEATHER -- High Low Precip. Nov. 13 .............. 52 49 1.13 Nov. ]el .............. 56 44 .19 Nov. 15 .............. 51 43 .74 Nov. 16 .............. 51 43 .82 Nov. 17 .............. 51 38 .18 Nov. 18 .............. 48 37 .55 Nov. 19 .............. 4 33 1.70 would not make a final decision immediately and that if she wish- ed, a petition to the commission for a public hearin would be in order. The commission was told that Earl Moore was again having trouble with gasoline seeping up under his apartment house on first street. Fire Chief T. E. Deer told the commission that he had been keep- ing an eye on the problem, and that exhaustive tests to determine the source of the gasoline had turned up nothing. It is believed the gasoline comes from seepage from service station spillage, and, that when Front Street was improved by the state. the compacting of the ground shut 0f the underground route by which the gasoline drained nto the bay. DEER. %VAS instrMcted by the commisgion to have the State Fire Marshall take a look at the sit- uation again and to conthme ef- forts to find the source and do something about it. The commission accepted the bid of the 3ohn Davidson Company, Seattle, on 2.400 feet of water pipe. It had delayed action last week on the bid after a represen- tative of another bidder, U.S. Pipe and Foundry, told the commis- sion the Davidson pipe was made in Canada and urged them to pro-- chase American-made material. The Davidson bid was low. and, City Nngineer Pat Byrne had rec- ommended that it be aeeepfed, the Accelerated Public Works Pro- gram. The commission last week received bids which were about $20,000 higher than the engineer's estimate. This was well above the amount of money the city has, available for the project. At its meeting Tuesday. the commission formally rejected all o the bids received last week. If the extension is approved, the project may be reduced in size to come within the funds available. The extension of time on the federal funds was necessary be- cause under the original date. workers would have to have been on the job Nov. 26. If the bids wouId have been within the engineer's estimate. work could have been started by that time, but, with the prob- lem of trying to get the amount of work lined up with the amount of money, more time is needed. The city was allocated $24,000 under the federal program for the project. City funds were added to this amourt to make the project cost about $58,000, which what City Engineer Pat Byrne had esti- mated it would cost. LES HEIN PUD Manager New office quarters of Public Utility District No. 1 at Potlatch will be open for public inspection next Sunday afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m. Refreshments will De served to all visitors, who are also invited to inspect the manager's residence. The structure was completed some weeks ago but the open house has been delayed until arrival of new furniture and completion of landscaping. Readers are invited to turn to .pages 8 and 9 for further details. 400Attend Open House, At High School, Jr. High Moonlight Sab Is Planned Here Friday The Moonlight SMe, a night- time shopping event that has proved popular with shoppers m surrounding communities, comes to Shelton this Friday night. From 7 p.m until 10 p.m, Shel- ton merchants will be open for business and have each planne,4 at least one special price item or after dark bargain hunters. Some stores are offering entii'e stoeg disconnt prices for the Moonlight. , Sale. These sale items will be offered at the advertised price ONLY FOI THE THREE HOURS 7 p.m. thru 10 p.m EXcellent t u r,n o u t, anywhere The sale was planned by the re- from 350 to 400 parents came to tail trade committee of the Shl- the open house last Thursday, ton Chamber of Commerce and chairman Guy Beckwith reports stated Miss Margaret Baldwin. the, that more than 30 stores are par- high school counsler. ]ticipating. The parents, many for the first] The stores and their advertised time. got to see their sons anl daughters school. For many it was an enjoyable experience meeting their childrens teachers at either the junior high or high school. And mmy parents went home with a deeper understanding of what goes on within their child's school. Miss Baldwin was very happy that the main idea was carried over very successful of the teach- ers meeting the student's parents and the parents meeting the teach- ers. IN FACT Miss Baldwin hersel has an average of three confer- ences per day for the next week, The teachers probably have about the same situation too. This makes the whole administration happy to find out that the parents do care Moonlight Sale specials will be found on pages 10, 11. and 12 ot this paper. Take the ads with you when you go downtown Friday night and enjoy "Moonlight" Shop- ping. Dem0crat Olub To Hear Ernes! Timpani Ernest Timpani, head of Shel- ton's Correctional Center. will be guest speaker at tonight's meet- ing of the Mason County Demo- cratic Club. The meeting will be- gin at 8 p.m. in the PUD Audi- torium. Membet of the club are also planning to sell homemade ap- rons, jam, jelly, pickles, and rel- ish to help finance club activities. Jury Denies Updike Claim in Superior Court Verdlc! A Mason County Superior Court jury brouglt in a verdict in favor of the defendant in the case of Gay Lee Bruce, as administrator for the estate of Jane, Updike against Kenneth W. Curry. The action sought $60,000 from Curry. Mrs. Updike died as the result of an automobile accident in which Curry was the driver. The ease went to the jury about 5 p.m. Friday after two nays of testimony. After deliberating about four hours, the jury returned with a 10-2 verdict in Curry's favor. The outcome of the civil action and testimony during the trial has east some doubt ou charges of negligent homicide brouglt against Curry as a result of the accident. Prosecuting Attorney Byron McClanahan said he had not de- cided yet what action to take, but. the charges might be dismissed. TttE CASE TOOK a unique twist Friday afternoon as the tie- lense attempted to prove that Curry w,s drunk and the plaintiff tried to prove he was not. Glem Corrca, Shelton, repre- sented the plaintiff and I,alph Swanson. Olympia, the defendant Sheriff D. S. (Sam) Clark, asked if Curry was drunk or sober, re- plied that he was not qualified to ty positively. In answer to the question when rephrased, Clark said that Curry did not seem to be under the influence of intox- icating liquor after the accident. Also testifying that Curry ap- peared to be sober was John Kra- met. former deputy prosecuting at- torney, now in practice in Olym- pia. Kramer and Clark, along witl[skiing. State Trooper Gene Neuneker as-I They )net slated in tile investigation of the accident. Stanley Sushak. a State Trooper wo died recently, was in charge of the investigation. The testimony of the law en- forcement officers indicated that Curry had been taken to the hos- pital after the accident and was taken to the Shelton Police Station and held for a short time. Later le was taken to the scene of the accident and Lo view the wrecked car. Hc denied driving" the car, they said, maintaining that Mrs: Updike was the driver until he was taken to Olympia for a he detector test. Just before the test started, he admitted hc was driv- ing. The cac, it was testified, ld left the road, hitting several pole abutments and then flipping end- over-end, striking three trces as it went down a baDk. Thece were 150 feet of skid marks from the left side of the car and omy about seven feet from the mghL IN Ills FINAL remaris to the jury, Swanson described his cli- ent as a nlan \\;vho xva.s ill the wrong place at the wrong Ume In testifying about the mci(lents leading up to the accidenl. Curry said hc iad come to Shelton to see a friend, LeRoy Boiduc and discuss going into business to- gether in a service station in Ore- gon, Curry operates a service sta- tion in Chehalis. He said he went to the Bolduc home at Lost Lke. and there visited with Bolduc. Later, he said they went swhnmh and water Mrs. Updike at the public access area on the lake where she had brought her three chihh'en to swim. Curry said. Ar- rangements were made for Bolduc and Mrs. Updike to meet later in Shelton. CURRY TESTIFIED that up until the fatal day, he, had met Mrs. Updike onIy twice, both times when she had come to his service station with Bolduc. He said later ie and Boldue came into tovn and met Mrs. Up- dike driving around and they had driven in both cars out to the Shelton Valley Road where they parked and talked. He said he had agreed to take Mrs, Updike to the dance at the Cloqualhnn Grange Hall that night as a favor to Bolduc. Boldue. he said. had to take his (Bolduc's wife to the dance. "Vhen they met Mrs. Updike. tm said. she had in the car with her :. plastic container in wiich she hd a nlixlure of vodka and (:'ang'c jnice and lhat while the three of them were ta!king lhey had had o1, Ol' two drillkS. Curry :0.id Bohtuc h't to o lloule to 4"Ct Fcady to o J, LO tile dance and to pick up his wife. He and Mrs. Updike, Curry sa,d, drove around for a time befor0 beading for the dance and when they arrived at the (lance they had almost emptied the plastic container of vodka and orange juiec and both were feeling the effects. HE HAD started driving some- (COIILII1LId oll pac '1)