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PAGE 5a SHELTON--MASON COUNTY JOURNAL m Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington Thursday, November MATLOGK WOMAN KEEPS ALIVE ART OF REDOING OLD STYLE FURNITURE MRS. AUGUSTA PORTMAN demonstrates the lost art of caning chairs in the above Journal photo. As a young girl Mrs. Portman made her pin money doing this work for a factory. Now she makes money for extras by doing it for people who want their antiques re.caned. Cane bottom chairs are nearly a thing of the past today but when lIrs. Augusta Portman was a young girl they were the most po- pular style in furniture. Lacking today's intricate machinery, the chairs were all caned by hand. Caning the chair seats for a local factory where she lived provided her, as a young Miss. with pin money. Through the years Mrs. Port- man, now a spry 89. has kept her fingers nimble by practicing this nearly lost art whenever anyone wants a chair redone. She has done caning for people from Sno- homish County to the Columbia River. Antique collectors find the construction of the old chairs still sturdy, except for the need of re- caning. When she was in practice and had the chair seat without the cumbersome chair attached, she could cane 6no in about three hours. Now it takes much longer as the complete chair has to be turned back and forth as the cane is woven in and out. Mrs. Poltroon .gets her cane from New York. Eighty years ago it cost a.bo,t 75 cents to cane five chairs. Today the same number of chairs comes to nearly five dol- lars. The southern part of Sweden was Mrs. Portman's birthplace. When she was seven years old she moved t0 New Ydrki She was mar- ried there in ]892 and lived in Pennsylvania until 1902 when she and her husband moved to the state of Washington. In 1905 they moved to Matlock where Mrs. Portman still resides with one of her sons. She has another son and one daughter. She has been a wid- ow for 30 years now. Everyone who knows her calls Mrs. Portman "Ma", at her re- quest. "Ms" is a Gold Star mem- ber of Matiock Grange and be- longs to Matlock Ladies Club. Her talents are not cnfined to caning Scienlists Set Thanksgiving Services A traditional Thanksgiving Day ervice will be held in all Chris- tian Science clmrches Thursday, NOv. 28. In She]ton. the service will begin at 11 a.m. in First Church of Christ, Scientist, 302 Alder Street. A, Bible lesson on "Thanksgiv- ing will be read, opening with a verse from Psalms (33:1) : "Re- Joice in ,the Lord, O ye right- eous: for praise is 'omety for the upright." The service will also frclude hynms, prayer, and a spe- "cat period during which church emberS in the engregati0n may stand up and express their thanks. chairs. Crocheting and embroider- ing pass many pleasant hours for bar. Her specialty is pillowcases. She has a way of putting the cro- cheted lace on them that omits the hem. 2s far as she knows she is the discoverer of this clever method. BABY BOY FOR FORMER SHELTONIAN A son was born November 19 to Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mack (Lodema Johnson) in Seattle. The baby, named Bruce Lawrence. weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. Grand: parents are Mrs. Lodema C. John- son, Shelton, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mack, Bremerton. WSU STUDENT ON FASHION BOARD JAYNE RUCKER has been named chairman of the Univer- sity Shop Holiday Fashion Show in Pullman where she is a jun- ior at Washington State Uni- versity. Theme chosen for the show is "Under a Swiss Chalet". Miss Rucker represents her liv- ing group, Alpha Chi Omega, qn the newly formed University Fashion Board composed of 32 University women. Activities of the board will include preview and selection of fashions for the University Shop and presenta. ti0n of fashions to the men and women of WSU through a series of coordinated fashion shows. Miss Rucker is the daughter of Mrs. Frances Rucker, Shelton. Club, 12:30 p.m.. sack luncheon, home of Mrs. Viola Ferris. Rotary Club luncheon, noon, Ming Tree Cafe. Hood Canal Woman's Club, 11 a.m., Potlatch clubhouse. Shelton-Bayshore Golf Club an- nual awards dinner,-6:30 p.m. so- cial hour. 7:30 potluck dinner. Bayshore clubhouse. Friday, November 22 St. David's Episcopal church bazaar and luncheon, 10 a.m., at the church. SEY Club swimming party, 7-8 p.m., Pool Nuotare. I ! Ev00. t= T Vd cYo 2: U d ;Yter NP::Lm b2:t r 2o ;S NEWLY WED HALBERTS TO MAKE, HOME IN SEATTLE Little Skookum Community Club rummage sale, 9 a.m., PUD audi- torium. Ruby Rebekah Lodge, 8 p.m., IOOF hall. Shelton merchants "Moonlight" sale. 7 to 10 p.m. (see pages 10- 11-12 for list of "!oonlight bar- gains). Saturday, November 23 Drivers license examiner. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., police station. FOE card party, 8 p.m., airport hall. Salty Sashayers Square Dance Club, 8:30 p.m., Memorial hall. Sunday, November 24 Shelton churches invite you to attend the church of your choice. P.U.D. No. 1 open house in new office building and manager's res- idence at Potlatch, 1 to 5 p.m. Shelton Bayshore Golf Club mixed 2-ball foursome, 1:30 p.m., potluck dinner following (indoor games in case of bad weather). Monday, November 25 Shelton General Hospital Auxi- liary, 1 p.m., Episcopal church fireplace room. Beta Zeta Chapter, ESA, 8 p.m., home of Mrs. Bob Wolden. Royal Neighbors, 7:30 p.m., Memorial hall. Joint PTA meeting, 8 p.m., Mt. View school. County commission's meeting, 10 a.m., courthouse. Tuesday, November 26 Shelton Rock and Mineral So- ciety, 7:30 p.m., PUD auditorium. Shelton Music Club, 8 p.m., home of Mrs. R. W. Norvold. Kiwanis Club luncheon, noon, Memorial hall. City commission's meeting, p.m., city hall. Salvation Army truck in town, phone 426-6564 or leave at 325 North 5th street. Goodwill truck in town, phone 426-4847 for pickups. Moose Lodge, 8 p.m, airport hall. Wednesday, November 27 Drivers license examiner, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., police station. Thanksgiving non-denomination- al church services, 8 p.m., Baptist church, sponsored by Mason Coun- ty Ministerial Association. Public welcome. ,Thursday, November 28 Golden Age Club Thanksgiving dinner. 4 p.m., Memorial hall. Thanksgwng Day Stores and public offices closed. Scn Of Lest Lake Couple Home On Leave From The Air Force By Doris Hickson LOST LAKE -- The Leonard Cochran family were pleased to have their son Darrell home from Kiesler Air Force Base, Miss. Dar- rell arrived home Wednesday to stay until Nov. 25. The ten-day welcomed guests of the Clyde Norris home were the John Norris' of California. The J. C. Tibbits family and the Allan Tibbits family were the Sunday evening drop-in guests of the Leonard Cochran family. 4-H NEWS  The Ivy Climb- ers met m the home of Mrs. Frank Guyre Nov. 6. The meet- ing was called to order by the president, Dinse Guyre. Achieve- ment night was reported on by David Guyre and the 4-H books were passed out. SALVATION ARMY TRUCK The Salvation Army truck will be in town next Tuesday. Phone 426-6564 for pickups or leave at 325 North 5th street. EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S BAZAAR THIS FRIDAY THE CHURCHWOMEN of St. David's Episcopal church will hold their annual bazaar and luncheon this Friday beginning at 10 a.m. Pictured above are (left to right) Mrs. Pearl Dutcher, Mrs. Glenn Correa, Mrs. Isaac Jeffery and Mrs. Oliver Ash- ford, a few of he many women who have worked :"hard on the project. A luncheon will be served from 11=30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Donation will be $1.25 per person, 75 cents for children. A coffee bar will be open in the afternoon. In addition to the usual fine gifts of all kinds there will be two featured itema this year. Thanksgiving table decorations will be,available and exceptionally fine shelled halves of walnuts. Bazaar chairmen are: General co,chairmen, Mrs. Grover Brewster and Mrs. Frank Mclntyre; aprons. Mrs. Pearl Dutcher and Mrs. Phil Murphy; candy, Mrs. George Quimby; chil- d#er!'s gifts, Mrs. Edward Jenner and Mrs. Byran Miles; decorations and gifts, Mrs. Glenn Correa and Mrs. Beatrice Grout; gourmet,. Mrs. Isaac Jeffery and Mrs. Edwin McGilI; luncheon, Mrs. Oliver Ashford and Mrs. Leo Bishop; postoffice gifts, Mrs..Terence error; dining room, Mrs. Or- val Moran; publicity, Mrs. Edwin Lovell, MR. AND MRS. CLINTON HALBERT, married November: 9 in the St. Edward's Catholic church. She is the former Rose- mary Stuck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ' Russell Stuck. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Halbert, Sr. The newlyweds are - making their home in Seattle. Miss Rosemary Elien Stuck be- came the bride of Mr. Clinton Lee Halbert in a double ring ceremony )erformed by Father Mark Wiech- mann in the St. Edward's Catho- lic church Nov. 9. White chrysan- themums highlighted with touches of red and pink decorated the church for the ceremony uniting the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rus- sell Stuck and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Halbert, Sr., all of Shelton. Mr. Stuck gave his daughter in marriage. She wore a floor- length gown styled with a white lace bodice over white satin and a bell-shaped "satin skirt. A waist length veil was caught with a single satin rose. She carried a bouquet of red roses surrounded by white carnations on a white prayer book. Miss Janet Lentz was her maid of honor. Her pink bell-shaped taf- feta gown had three-quarter sleeves. Pink and red roses accent- ed her pink headpiece. Her bou- quet was of pink and red roses surrounded by white carnations. The bride's cousin, Patty Jo Delbridge of Stevenson, Wash., was flower girl. She wore a pink nylon party dress with a..white lace overskirt and a pink net head- piece with pink and red roses. Rolla Halbert. Jr. was best man for his brother. Ushers were Sher- idan Halbert and Lonnie Stuck. Mrs. Ted Wittenberg was music- ian for Mr. George Gems, soloist. For this special occasion Mrs. St}lck chose a forest green wool dress with a matching hat bf sa- tin and velvet. Her corsage was of white carnations and pink ros- es. Mrs. Halbert's blue flowered silk dress was complimented with a matching'.feathered hat. Immediately following the wed- ding ceremony the reception was held in the church parlors which were decorated With while, pink and red chrysanthemums. The white wedding cake had red and pink roses cascading down the sides and was topped with a dove holding two rings which had been on the bride's mother and father's wedding cake. The bride wore her maternal grandn6thcr's rings. Serving were Mrs. Clifford Del- bridge and Airs. Paul Brom. cake: Mrs. Ronald Strickland and Mrs. Lonnie Stuck, pouring; Mrs. Jer- ry Bloomfield. punch bowl; Donnie Delbridge passed groom's cake. Miss Judy Littlefield of Silver Creek, Washington took charge of the guest book and the Misses Mary Brown and Janet Temple attended the gift table. Both of the newlyweds are graduates of Shelton high school. They will make their home in Se- att2e where the bride attends Ev- erett Junior college and the bride- groom s ar student at the Univer- sity of Washington. Saturday Night Dance Slated By Sashayers Bennie Berndson of Olympia will be the caller for the Salty Sash- ayer Square Dance Club this Sat- urday night at the Memorial Hall. Dancing will begin at 8!30 p.m. followed by a potluck supper at 11:30 p.m. Hosts for the evemng Will be Mr. and Mrs. A1 Edsou and, Mr, and Mrs. Ca] Poe. Monday evening the beginner's square dance class attended a dance party sponsored by several of the dance Leachers in the Olym- pia area. Marriage Licenses Applying for marriage licenses at the Mason County Auditor's office this past week were: Linda MacReeves 18. Shelton and James A. Chapman, 18, Shel- ton. Everett McCoy, 19, Shelton, ant Sue Hail. 17, Shelton. James L. Carmlan, 25, Bemer- ton, and Wands Beaver, o0 Brain- erich. Gerry D. Goring, 24, San Diego, Calif:, and Evelyn Freeman. 24. Bremerton. Walter C. Brickenridge, 26. Chimacum. and Dorothy Bran- meyer, 23, Elma. Hugh P. Brown 46. Bremerton, and Marie F. Brown, 43, Brem- erton. James F. Steuman. Jr., 18, She]- ton, and Barbara Jean Dolan 18. Shelton. Wendell M. Smith. 43. Bremer- ton and Amy M. Grows. 45. Brem- erton. Thomas Sajkovic, 25. Tacoma, and Diane Peacock. 20. Gig tIar- bor. Victor H. McCallson, 24, Ft. Lewis and Susan Moran, 19, Shel- ton. Arvin Wagner. 46 , Shelton. and Roberts Kneeland, 46, Shelton. George Richert, 25, Shelton, and Darla Jean Burkart, 20, Vancou- ver, B. C. lichard G. Rice, 46, She!ton, and Dolores I. 1Vferhab, 50, Shelton, Levin liames 63:00. i hanber (00ommittees Comraittee appointments for his 1963-64 term as president of i he Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce were announced last week by Oscar Levin. Each of the directors again will be responsible for certain commit- lees. along with second wee pres- ident Len Flower. First vice pres- ident Bud Lyon. treasurer Ken Fredson and secretary-manager Phil Murphy have other responsi- bilities. President Lcvin's appointments include : DIRECTOR MARTIN AUSETH loads & Highways--Bill Judah, chairman; George Grisdale. Harry Elmlund. Barry Stroud, Roy Mc- Conkey. Industry-Commerce Affairs -- Bob Holt, chairman; Einar Olsoe. Glen Cortes. Ed Lovell, Ken Dai- lay, Gaff Wentz. Mel McGuire, Frank Heuston, Mardy Stroud. Inter-Community Relations -- Cliff VVivell, Chairman; Jim Shu- mate, Jack Kimbel, John Stentz. W. H: Anderson. DIRECTOR JOHN BENNETT City Affairs -- Dick Souliere, chairman: Marvin Voss. Jim Grimes. Los Fields. Jim Needham. County Affairs -- Ed Faubert. chairman; Eber Angle, Harry De- yette, Roy Clinton. Bud Pauley. State Affairs -- Jud Holloway, chairman; Bill Somers, Roy Rit- her. DIRECTOR ELDON KAHNY Retail Trade  Gone Hanson, chairman; Jim Roush, Ben Ban- ner. Ruby Fitz. Mildred Lake- burg, Bob Keenan. Guy Beckwith Dan Carl. Bill Johnson. Publicity & Advertising -- Del Cole. chairman; Jim McComb, Jim I-Tartley. DIRECTOR RUDY OLTMAN Home & Street ' Decoration Kurt Mann, chairman; Jerry Sam- ples, George Valley, Jim Pauley, Buck Price. Tourist & Convention -- Les Joslin, chairman: Harold Lake- burg, Was Johnson, Bill Looney. Pioneer Picnic -- Herb Angle, chairman; Cliff Wivell. DIRECTOR "MAX SCHMIDT Membership -- Clint Willour, chairman : Morrie Gnmkemeier, Leo Bishop, Tom Townsend, Bill Dickie; Bob Sloane. Education -- R. W. Norvold, chairman; Oliver Ashford, J. K. Hamilton. Special Events -- Rocky Hem- broff, chairman: Roy Dunn, Mary Wingard, Sel VanderWegen, Or- val Anderson, Sanford Hastings, Forrest Koch. Jack Gray, Gay Taylor. Arn Rex. Dean Palmer. Bi!l Batstone. Jack Manley, Dick Saeger, H. O. Puhn. VICE PRESIDENT FLOWER Finance -- L. A. Carlson. chair- man: Harry Ross. Ken Fredson. Agriculture & Resources  Jim Barrom, chairman; Harold Van DeReit. George Drake. Farnum Loitz. Herb Brehmeyer. Roy Hurl- burt Bud Knutzen. Forest Fast.loci -- Los Shelver, chairman; Rudy Werberger, Roy Kimbel. S. B. Anderson Mathck Grange Elects Officers For Coming Year At By Dora Hearing MATLOCK -- Matlock Grange had a potluck .supper FPiday eve- ning and the following officers were elected for the new year. Master, Lud Rossmaier; overseer, Elvin Hearing; lecturer. Donna Combs; secretary, Lottie Ford; steward, Ira Ford; assistant stew- ard. Clifford Combs; chaplain, Dorothy Adams; treasurer. Carl Portman; gatekeeper, Andrew Mc- Garvie; Pomona, Rosetta McGar- vie; ceres, Lula Creamer; flora, Dora Hearing; lady assistant stew- ard, Melba Trenckmann; home ec. chr, irman, Nellie Rosmaier; ex- ecutive committee, Homer Adams and Lester Bozart. Mrs. Lud Rossmaier Mrs.. Ed- ward Valley, Mrs Augusta Port- man, Mrs. L. D. Portman and Mrs. Elvin Hearing were Wednesday dinner guests of Mrs. W'atson Ross of Oyster Bay. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. Rossmaier's birth- clay. MR. AND MRS. ELVIN Hear- ing attended the wedding of Elsie Thurman and George Kingery at Elma in the Christian and' Mis- sionary Alliance church last Fri- day evening: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rossmaier are the parc/ffs of a son born at the Shelton Genera] Hospital Saturday morning. He has a little brother to join him. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Sleevel and Mr. and Mrs. Lud Rossmaier. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clift were called to AsoLin Friday on account of the sudden death of Mr. Clift's brother, Richard. Our sympathy is extended to the Clift family. THOSE FROM Matlock Grange that attended the National Grange convention at Portland were Carl Portman, Mrs. Homer Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Lud ILossmaier. They took the .+eventh degree ,aturday. Mrs. Augusta Portman spent ast week with Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Portman of Shellon. Thursday Mrs. Augusta Portman was a lun- cheon guest of Mrs. Jerry Valley of Agate. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Valley attended the pinochle party Sat- urday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman of Lil- liwaup. L. F. COOK of Montesano and Joe Howard of Blyn spent the weekend at the Kenneth Howard home. The LeRoy Boothe family of Hoquiam and the Herbert Breh= Recent 00eeting meyer Jr.. family spent Sunday at the I. C. Ford home. Mr. and + Mrs. Ernest Booth of Shelton spent last week in their trailer house at the "Y" and vis- ited the Herbert Brehmeyer Sr, home, The Social Security Act was sign- ed into law on August 14, 1935. After 28 years it now provides monthly benefits for 18 million Americans and retirement, surviv- or, and disability insurance pro- tection for nine out of 10 working people and their families. TO MARRY THE ENGAGEMENT and forthcoming December 7 of Miss Darla Jeanne Burkart to Mr. George Richer  nounced this week by he=- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herin; Vancouver, B. C. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. of Skokomish Valley. The wedding will take place SHELTON .HIGH SCHOOL Highclimber Mascot For Teams Is Completed; Senior Ball Is Friday By Molly Murdey The Shelton Highclimber team now has a mascot to accompany it to various sports events. This faithful fan is an 11-foot tall High- climber made from wire. wood and paper macho. Highclimber's gar- ments are painted black trousers with matching suspender and a bright red shirt. He was constructed by the pep staff under the direction of Win. Steinbacher. art instructor. The mascot was unveiled before the student body at the Homecoming Assembly Nov. 8 and attended its first game that night. We hope the Highclimber mas- cot will inspire the basketball team to an undefeated record like that of the football season. Tomorrow night the 1963 Sen- ior Ball will take place from 9 a.m. o 12. Decorations following the theme of "Moonlight Mist" will transform the multi-purpose room into an enchanting ballroom. Senior class president Ron Abo is supervising the affair as gener- al chairman Heading committees for the an- nual event are Kelly Fredson, pub- licity and programs; Liz Somers. rfreshments; Sandi Bedell. enter- tainment and Sue Mallory, invita- tions. Co-chairman Toni Magelssen and Karlene Rutledge, who sub- mitteff the theme of "Moonlight Mist", are in charge of decorations. .--.: * * EACH YEAR SIIS receives a new ear for use in the driving in- struction class, which is taught by Thomas Aaron. The car is donated by Jim Pauley's Ford Company with no expense -involved This year's car is a white Ford Fair- lane with a six cylinder engine and a column stick. You may be interested to know that a total of $765.15 was collect- ed by the Boys' and Girls' Club in the annual TB Drive, which re- cently drew to a close. Although the girls were ahead during the major portion of the drive, the boys shot ahead in the last few weeks of the contest to win with a tbtal of $394.75. As a reward for their victory, will soon treat ant show. There is still wa turned in been counted This bring the total ser to the school's Girls" cha.irman Jane boys' chairman Tim as the many other Farticipated to make success, are to be for their Ruby Entertain At the last regular Ruby Rebekah Lodge made to entertain five th-s Friday. The will be Aurilla No lie i'4o. 168 from e,'Lrecn No. 28 and 210 from Aberdeen 17 trom Olympia. Grand has req dress for the evening. The social Ruth Yule. Wells and walk held after jgyed by everyone. NEW &RRtVAL Shelton Genera Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, a girl, Mr. and Mrs. maier. Rt. 1. Box November 16. Mr. and Mrs. 5600 FaunUeroy, November 16. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton a girl, bor in MCCleary. More than have obtained GIlc value in excess EAGLE SCOUTGary Miltenberger, center, re- ceives his Eagle Scout badge frbm his mother, Mrs. Joe Miltenberger, right, at a Scout Court of Honor last week. On the right is his father, Joe Milton- berger. Gary is a member o which Ken O'Dell is the 14 years old and attends She School, He is the fourth Eagle