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November 22, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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November 22, 1971

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The Mason County Planning Commission, at its meeting last week, voted to approve and recommendation for adoption by the county commission a proposed county zoning ordinance. The proposed ordinance now goes to the county commission which will set a time to consider its adoption. The next step, after passage of the zoning ordinance, will be mapping the county to set out which zone various property will be classified in. The planning commission will be working on the zoning map preparing it for submission to the county commission at a later date. The zoning ordinance, which was approved by the planning commissionj does not establish what type of zoning various areas will have, but, sets out the various zoning classifications which will be established and what types of structures and activities will be allowed in each. The county has been working toward county wide zoning for a number of years. A proposal for zoning was presented about 10 years ago, but, after Strong objections were voiced at a public hearing, the idea was dropped. The county signed a contract with Consulting Services Corp. to prepare a comprehensive plan for the county, the first toward establishing a zoning ordinance, in 1966. Work started on the plan in 1968 after federal matching funds to finance it were allocated. The county also established its Planning Department in March of 1968, with a part of the duties of the planner to work with the firm preparing the comprehensive plan. There is a first draft zoning map in the county commissioners room at the court house which those interested can look over and comment on, County Planner James Connolly said. IIIHIHHIlUlIIIIHHIIIIIIIfllHIIHHIIliIHHHIHHII A Bonus Edition This is an extra issue of the Shelton-Mason County Journal. The regular weekly edition will be delivered a day early, Wednesday, because publication day falls on Thanksgiving. IIIIIIlUlBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlUlIIIIIIIIIII Sc ool pen ON THE lumber kiln at the Mason Hardwood On John's Prairie collapsed about 5 p.m. Tuesday. men were checking the dryness of the lumber at nd, when they heard a noise and saw a small object ceiling, they jumped outside to safety just as the down, resting on the lumber inside. The mill is A. T. Industries Inc., and is managed by Herb Monday, November 22, 1971Published In Sheltn'Wa- Entered assecnd class matter at the pstfficeat Sheltn Wa. 98584, ] Section -4 Pages under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published week y, except two ssues dur ng week of Thanksgiving, at 85th Year - Number 46A 227 W. Cota. $5 per Year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. Ten Cents Per Copy The Shelton School District will be opening the gymnasiums to the youth of the community on Saturdays, beginning Nov. 27 and ending Feb. 26, according to Louis Grinnell, Superintendent. The Mountain View,. Bordeaux and main high school gyms will be open each Saturday, except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, from l0 a.m. to noon, to fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys and from noon to 2 p.m. to all ages of boys and girls from the fourth grade through high school. The Saturday recreation program will be supervised by regular Shelton teachers. Terry Gregg, high school teacher and coach, will handle the main gym downtown. Allen Hopp, elementary teacher and coach, will organize activities at Mountain View Elementary and Pete .Janda, elementary teacher and coach, will conduct the program at the Bordeaux Elementary School gym. The purpose of the program is two-fold. The first is to train fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys in the fundamentals of basketball. The program will give an equal opportunity for learning to each boy who participates. It will be a program to learn skills rather than to complete against each other, although the youngsters will be divided into teams of equal ability for some play as time goes on. In late February a tournament for the boys who participate in the program will be held. The second purpose is to open the gym to all of the youngsters of the community for organized activities, such as volleyball, ping-pong,shuffle-board, rope climbing, rhythmic activities, relays, tumbling, bombardment and others. As the program develops, the gyms may be open longer on Saturday. Certain gyms may be specified for certain age groups, or for girls only, if there is enough interest in the program. LEARNING ALL THERE IS TO KNOW about "Green Eggs and Ham" from Mike Connolly (right) are these youngsters who visited the Shelton City Library during National Children's Book Week. Connolly is one of several students from the High School Drama Department who took part in the program by conducting story hours for the youngsters. Others from the class who participated were Nancy Maranville, Nancy Ewart, Terry Clark, Dale Movius, Brad Aitken, Holly Manke, Ken Carson and Jody Stickley.