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December 5, 1963

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ercy NI lo 6017 S.E. 86th Ave Port land, Ore lring before the Mason Jssion Monday on the of a portion of the Grape- District with the Allyn was postponed until June 1 after several ques- which will take some answers to. of residents in Section is now in the Grapeview have petitioned allowed to join with the Department. Allyn Fire commmsioners have Old-Time SheIton Home |s TO 00@rn Du00n i ......  ::, : 77th YEAR--NO. 49 Entered as second class maUer at the post office at Shclton. Washington. 10 Cents per Copy under Act of March 8. 1879. Published weekly at 2"27 West Cots. ..... Thursday, December 5, 1963 Published in "Christmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washingto, 20 Pages  3 Sections " City Cancels Sewer Project For Which It Was To Get Federai Funds to take them in, but, Fire Department corn- have asked for a corn- allowing only part of the was brought to the for a hearing. RESIDETS who have or change are closer to Fire Department and could receive better and reduced fire insurance they were served by the )artment. on the questions which : answered before a final is made is if the rest- the petitioning area, if allowed change fire would not be sub- taxation because be obligated to pay of the cost of a new being purchased by the Fire Departxaent whne still a part of it and be required to support Fire Department to want to be joined. An General's opinion will be resolve the question. the picture from residents of the n Lake area, now in the Allyn Fire for better fire ser- residents of that area the hearing Monday and eoncezn about the dis- the fire station and : of action on the part of Department to any of )eople from the Mason Lake area have set -ting for 1 p.m. Sunday School to dis- problem. thne between now time set for the con- of the hearing, meetings to take a look at the protection problems It is hoped that Ed Executive Secretary of Fire Commission, will be able to the interested groups recently had surgery b6 unable to work for Over Deal filed in Mason Coun- Court this week by Inc. against Mr. and St,end, Mr. and Sturtevant, Mr. and Harrylock and the County Savings add over purchase Uilding occupied by Jim local automible deal- action, Pauley claims 0ruary 1961 he had an the property from Sr. and Albert for $30,000 and that by them to see Stroud, the real estate agent, :he deal. HE went to sec Stroud, ires, he was told the already been sold while actually, the not made until March also claims that St,end the asking price lng as $45,000 to Thur- Savings and Loan borrow the entire pay the Heurbys for that he was later or- building at a higher $30,000 for which L option by Stroud and and that hc had re- PUrchase. 1963, Pauley s claim building was sold to for a sum in ae-! ),000 and that the buyer of Pauley's interest before the par- asks that either Im be purchase the building as he had an option that he be awarded a judgment against Sturtevant. He also .. the sale to Harrylock iCle. Savings and as a party to the because they. hold a on Tthe building, Pauley's Thieves Yen Warning caught stealing cleon- Christmas trees on will be taken to Station and 'charged" Paul Hitton warned Hinton said, 20 light been stolen from de- on trees in the area Santa House. the city is bothered of disappearing Christ- decorations after they the small trees in front END IN SIGHT--As you read these words wreck- ing crews are razing one of Shelton's oldest re- maining ploneer-day residences, the old W. H. Kneeland home on Goldsborough Creek at First Time tears away the fabric of [ tarT, more or less. time has taken all things. I its toll on one of Shelton's ear- After three quarters of acen- liest, and in its day finest, rest- and Kneeland street. The ancient residence, own- ed by the Angle family for the past 35 years or so, is close to 75 years old. Fishing Court Has 1st Sesslon With a sharp rap of a gavel made from two pieces of metal on a cloth-covered kitchen table, the first Session of the Skokomish Indian Tribal Fishing Court con- vened Monday afternoon in the Lower Skokomish Community Hall. Presiding wa Judge Ann Pay- el, appointed by the Tribal Coun- cil and approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in tliis first court of its kind in the state. The court was established as a joint venture between the two groups asa means of enforcing tribal fishing regulations on the Skokomish River where it runs through the reservation. .Two persons came before the court Monday, both charged with fishing without a permit from the Tribal Council. THE I4IRST, ' Ronald Pete,son, admitted he was guilty of fish- in , bt was unaware of t)le need lewas fined $25,by Judge Pav- el,&nd zhen he radmited he did not have the money, he was given two'hours to raise it or spend five days in the county jail. The second person to appear was Jean Smith, also charged with fishing without a tribal permit. When called before the ourt. she stated that she had an attonley coming and Would not say any- thing or pay anything until he arrived. rhile the judge and the ac- Cused were di.eussing whether or no the accused would post $25 baillandt} have the case continued u,it! he next week. the attorney, Fredrick Frohmader, Tacoma, ar- rived: He asked for and was gTanted a eontinuaBcc of the case until Dee. 16. IERS. BENNETT Cooper, tribal council chairman, who was on hand to witness the proceedings, said that the court was estab- lished to enforce tribal-regula- tions on commercial fishing by Indians on the river in tlie Reser- vation. The regulatiom have been in effect since 1947, she said. but, up until the court was formed' thcre was no way of enforcing them. The regulations, she said. are designed to aid in conserving sal- mon. THE :REGULATIONS include a period of 24 hours each weekend uring which no fishing is al- lowed and also regulates the area in the river which can be fished and the size of nets which can be used. Every tribal member fishing in the river must have a permitTrom the tribal council, and. violators lose the fishing rights Mrs C00p "r er said. ,. ,:' ";/ The court was established .as a joint venure between the tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs with the bureau, paying the judge and two associate judge% George and Edward Miller. The tribe employs patrolmen to check on those fishing. The tribal council this year also set new regulations. Other tribes are watching the success of the venure by the Sko- komish Tribe with the idea of establishing their own fishing courts to deal with their own tribal members on their rivers. Interested observers at the first session of the court Monday were representatives of the Bureau of Indian Affairs .offices in Portland and Everett. dential structures. The old W. H. Kneeland home now owned by Herb and Eber An gle of the Shelton Realty Comp any, is giving way to the razin; tools of John Dinning, who hold the contract to wreck the statel. old home standing on the ban of Goldsbmx)ugh creek at Firs and Kneeland Streets. It is difficult to pinpoint the ex- act year it was built but thos( in best position to know figur( -the residence is close to 75 yea.r; old. After all these decades it ha become unfit for further occu pancy, and because it stands o a valuable site it is coming dew. so the space can be put to bet ter use. It is known that W. H. Knee land came toMason County in 1889 and became one of this com- munity's most influential and en terprising public men. He was a native of Maine, born in 1849, wh( engaged in the oil business ir P.ennsyNania from 1869 anti coming west. IIERE HE ENGAGED in the lumber industry and operated th( first steam sawmill in Masol County, Which was located or, Goldsborough Creek. Later he conducted the only hotel in Shel. ton. became treasurer and goner al manager of the Shelton South. western Railway, treasurer.of the Western Washington Logging Co.. president and the active and con- trolling spirit of the Skookum OYSter. Company, owned and per:t sonally supervised a 480-acr ranch about two miles from Shel:'/ ton- whioh had 8,000 acres of stock range in connection will  it, and was at the same time an active participant in and gener- ous contributor both in money and energies to every community enterpmse of his day. In the:home which is the sub- ject of this article his family of five daughters was rained. The Angles have owned the residence for some 35 years, dur- ing most of which it continued to give shelter to many people as a rooming and boarding establish- Inent. But time tears at the fabric of all things, and so this old link with Shelton's pioneer days bows, as nmst everything, to the pass- ing years. i Meet ng Will Discuss S.ounty Library Plan larger organization would be neg- ated by this toss of contact. "For the Period of the demon- stration the Shelton city library will be the center of the five- county, regional library. The build- ing iself and the book collection can be changed in any way that suits the purpose of the demon- straP, on. If Shelton decided they do not want to contract for ser- vice with the regional library we could end up with a plant and book collection greatly altered from what we now possess. "Although Shelton ]nay partici- pate in the denlonstration, with no legal obligation to become a uart of the regional library it {rill be. difficult to withdraw h'om this arrangement when our lib- rary building and books are an intregal part of the regional sys- tem. If Shelton does withdraw after the demonstration, the five- county regmnal library will be Icft without any central library facil- ities: "IF, AT THE END of the dem- onstration period, the Sheltou City Council decides to contract for lib- rary servzce with the regional lib- rary, the taxpayers of Shelton will pay what they are currently pay- ing for !ibrary service plus the amount required to maintain the library building. The cost of lib- rary service to the people of Shel- ton will be determined at the state level. "Such a condition, where the control of the library, both fin- ancial and administrative, will pass from the hands of the people of Shelton, seemed highly undesir- able to a majority of the library bo=rd. Because of this it seemed unwise to participate in the reg- ional demonstration, which is de- signed as the first step toward i forcing a contract with the five- I county regional library upon this ColBmunity. ' A public meeting and a public and Pacific Counties and would that any gains that might be hearing have been set to discuss be condtted for two years with achieved by the efficiency of a financial assistance and guidance from state and federal librmT people. At .the end of the two-year per- iod, the voters in the ral areas of the five counties would vote on whether or not to fo'rm a five- county regional library. Cities in the five counties with libraries of their own would then have the opportunty to join with the group on a contract basis. If the regional libralw was formed, it would then be taken over by the counties and cities participating, operated under the direction of a regional library board with finances provided by the areas taking part. State and federal assistance would halt at the end of the demonstration per- iod. Library groups which have in- dicated to the state library they intend to participate are the South Puget Sound 'Regional Lib- rary, which includes rural Mason and Th'urston Counties and the city of Olympia; Grays Harbor County Library, Elms. Contrails and Lewis County. Other libraries in the five counties are still in the decision making stage and are expected to join. The decision by the Shelton Li- brary Board was on a. 3-2 vote. Board nl clnbers who opposed Sllelton joining explain tlle rea: son for their opinion in a state- ment tllis week in which they said: "The members .of the Shelton Library Board who voted -.gainst Shelton's participating in tile five- county regional library did so for the following reasons: "WE FEEL THAT a city lib- rary administered by a board of local people is better able to serve the comnmnity than a lai'ger lib- rary which has little contact with the people who arc in fact paying for Lho library service, We feel the pros and cons of Shelton par- ticipating in the five-county reg- ional library demonstration which is to start next year. The four city school PTAs are jointly sponsoring a public meet- ing to discuss the question at 8 p.m. today in the Episcopal chu,ch Parish Hall .... On hand to explain the pro- posal will be Dorothy CUttler, from the state library officc, and Jane Bowdee Smith, who is with the Attolmey General's office. After explaining the proposal, they will answer questions from the audience. The Shelton City Commission announced that- it will hold a pub- lie heaa'ing on the question at its meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday. THE COMMISSION was in- formed by Mrs. Otto Goldschmid that a group of local residents have been circulating petitions which ask the eomnlission to re- verse the decision of the library board not to participate in the two-year demonstration. The petitions were not ready to be presented to the commission at its nieeting this week, Mrs. Goldschmid said, but WOUld be prcsentcd next weck. Mayor Frank Travis Jr. said that in the light of the interest among residents of the city, he thought it well for. the conunis- sion to hold a pubhc meeting at the next commzssmn meeting to allow residents to mr their views. ,The counnission was informed hy the city library board two weeks ago that the lihrary board had voted for Shelton not to par- ticipate in the t,ve-county dem- onstration, and, that unless in- structed otherwise by the city commission, the board WOuld send a letter to tile State Library in- forming them of the deeisio'n. THE FIVE-COUNTY demon- strartiOn would inchlde Mason, Thtrston, GraYs Harbor, Uwis The Shelton City ommission fn- .rmed the Housing and Home Fi- ance Agency Regional office in 3attle this week it wants to ter- dnate the sewer improvement reject under which the city was ) receive $24.000 in federal funds ruder the Accelerated Public 7orks Program. In a letter to L. R. Durkee at he HHFA office, the commission id that reducing the scope of e project to bring K within the THE CITY last week was granted a 30-day exhension of time for starting the project by the HHFA in order to take a look at the project and see what could be done to bring it within the amount of money available. After taking a look at what could be accomplished with the money available, the city decided it would be better off to do the work on a pay-as-you go basis over the next few years. mount of money available The city said reduction of the ,rough the federal grant and scope of the project to bring it ;ty participation would not be within the project estimated re- tactical for the city. duced its usefullness in the light The necessity of reducing the of the funds required, this ef- izc of the project was made nee- feeling the long-term plans for ,ssary when bids received on the sewer system improvement. .york several weeks ago were The city had planned to bor- bout $20,000 higher than the en- row $24,000 for its share of the .ineer's estimate and the amount funds from the Firemen's Pension ,f money available. Fund and to add $11.000 allocated 00anta Makes First Appearance In 5he/ton Last Friday Night SANTA'S FIRST VISIT--This tiny miss was one of the many children who gathered at the old Journal building on Fourth Street Friday night when Santa made his first visit to Shelton. The little lady looks as if she isn't too happy about the bewhisker- ed face. Santa made his first appeawill be in his new quarters in file ance in Shelton last Friday night, arriving aboard a fire truck from thc Shelton Fire Department. After a brief stop at the Christ- mas Tree in the Post Office lawn to turn on the lights, the old gent in the red suit proceeded to the old Journal quarters in the Angle building where he listened to the Christmas wishes of sev- eral hundred youngsters and pas- sed out candy canes. Santa will not be around this weekend, but. will return Dec. 13 for more visits with the young- sters. He will be on hand from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and frmn 2-4 p.m. Dec. 14. The following week- end hc will return again, and old Journal building fzm 7-8 p.m. Dec. 20 and from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 21. Stores in the city will begin their evening hours, remaining open.un- til 8:30 p.m., Monday night and will be open each evening except Saturdays. The city is taking on its holiday garb with more and more Christ- mas decorations appearing all the time. The small Christmas Trees plac- ed by the Rotary Club were put in place last weekend. The areas on Railroad Avenue near the Santa House and in front of the Post Office have been decorated, Associate Superintendent At Corrections Center Named Floyd E. Powcll, Walla Walls, has been appointed associate sup- er[ntendent of custody at the Washington Corrections Ccnter un- der c(mstrnction near Shell.on, Superintencent Ernest C. Tim- pani announced today. %Ve are fortunate to ira.re a man with Mr. Powell's back- ground and experience for this ira- portant position." Timpani said. He noted that Powell has had more than 24 years of varied ex- perience in the adult correctional field. Powel], 51 has been supervisor of classification mid parole at the Washington State Penitentiary at 3ralla "Valla for the last two years. Prior i.o that he was war- den of the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge for more than 3 1/3 years and worked for more than 18 years in responsible positions in the Wisconsin prison system. Powell attended the University of VViseonsin. He is the father ofa son and daughter. He will work out of the De- partment of Institutions' central office in Olympia until permanent quarters are available at the new center, which is scheduled to open ia late 1964. FLOYD E, POWELL in the current budget to make up its share. This Would have about depleted the money avail- able for loan from the firemen's pension fund. The city also said that local contractors did not show much enthusiasm for the work, with only one submitting a bid, Also. depleting the Firemen's Pension Fund would make the city short of money available to finance street pavng LIDs which it is trying to encourage. Christmas Fund Up To $0077 The final conclusion was that the penalty the city would endure in future financing of street and sewer improvements by the de- pletion k)f the Firemen's-, pension funds would not be in proportion to the benefit it would receive from doing as much of the pro- ject as could be financed. Forest Festival Meeting Tonight The Mason County Forest Fes- tival Association will' hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. today in the PUD 3 Conference Room. Plans for the 1964 Forest Feu- tivat will be discussed. A $25 contribution from Car- penters Local 1800 gave the prin- cipal impetus tO the 40 & 8-Journ- al Christmas fund during the past week as the total rose to $177. The week's gain was $60, made in the following manner:- Is K/lied In Helen and Lud Andersen ..$5.00 .... A_to Crash Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L.  Hoffman .................................. 5.00 I Eagles Auxiliary 2079 ........ 5.00 t Fred Diehl .............. . ................ 5.00 1 Shelton Trailblazers ] Motorcycle Club .................... 5.00 1 Mr. and Mrs. Roy Castle .... 10.00 / Previously listed" ....... 117.00 I GRAND TOTAL .... $177.00 Contributions should be sent to the Journal for acknowledgement in these columns, unless anonymi- ty is desired. Details of carrying out the Christmas project will be complet- ed at tonight's promenade of 40 & 8 Voiture 135 scheduled at 8 p.m. in the Vets Club following 7 p.m. dinner at Nita's Coffee Shop. Chef de Gate Roy Clinton will delegate responsibilities to voiture voyageurs, most of whom are old hands at this activity, many of them. having served ever since the project was first insti- gated as a joint venture of the voiture and the Journal shortly after World War II. Hundreds of Mason County fam- ilies have been provided more joy- ful Christmases ,through the boxes et*' has pr0dffced .in.: the'-.mePe than 15 years it has been conduct- ed. On tie average, approximately 75 families in tinfortunate circmn- stances are helped each Christ- mas by the project. Be/[a# Woman Dorothy F. Olsen. 38, opeeator of the Belfair Art Barn, was killed in an automobile accident in Kit- sap County Sunday. The accident oceured when the ear she was driving hit a patch of ice, skidded and overturned near the Kitsap County Airport about 7:20 a.m. Sunday. Miss Olsen operated the Art Barn at which displayed her own art work and that of others. She lived above the Art Barn on the South Shore of Hood Canal. She was born in Bellingham Nov. 9, 1.925 and had lived in Bremerton most of her life. She graduated from West High School in Bremerton in 1,943 and from Washington State University with a major in art and a minor in physical education. SHE TAUGHT physical educa- tion in several schools in Kitsap County and last year had taught in California. Funeral services will be heId at 1:30 p.m, today in Miller-Reynolds . lirter,%t-Home,, Brev>evton , with * ;burial in Forest' Lai Cemetery, Bremerton. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Florence Olsen, and one . . brother, Eugene Olsen, both o ' Bremerton. The Christmas Message This is The Time To Prepare For Christmas Spiritually By Caxl J. Carlson Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church The Advent Season is now here. That is--the time set aside in the church year for the celebration of the coming of Christ. climaxed by the Festival of Christmas. Ad- vent is a time of preparation for a truly Christ-centered Christ- mas. Why should we get r:dyfl Be- cause an important event or ob- servmme deserves the most care- ful preparation. Tle success of any observance will usually de- pend much on the:thoroulhns of the preparation. According to the Scriptures, God himself dem- onstrates this truth to us. God did not send his Son into the world until the world had been prepared for His coming. Mankind needed o be in a state of readiness for the coming of a Redeemer. When conditions were rigllt for the Ad- vent of the Redeemer, and the spread of the Good News. the Saviour came. "In the fulness of time, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman". (Gal,4:4}. If God prepared carefully for the coming of Christ, we ought we have Joseph, and Mary, and the Child. We have the home: a poor and humble home, with hum- ble circumstances, and in this home was bon Jesus Christ, the SOn of God. The holy family is very close to all our families, is it not? And yet the true spirit of Christmas will be absent in our homes unless we prepare defin- itely.to make the Word and mes- sage 10f Christ central in our home's observance of Christmau. We should also get ready for Christmas in our Churches. meet- ing there from Sunday to Sunday to hear the Word of God and worship our Lord in prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. The homes of our land need the Church; the churches of our land need the homes. %Ve should get ready for Christmas in our com- munities, as we emphasize the spirit of faith, unselfishness and good will that should prevail Most of all, in our hearts, for "though Christ a thousand time in Bethlehem be born if He's not born in thee Thy soul is still for- lorn". HO%V TO GET ready for Christ- to make careful and prayerful mas? The main preparation is plans to commemorate this tre- spiritual. VVe need the discipline mendous event. We should not of individual and family prayer permit any distractions to keep [and reading of the Scriptures, the our minds front the central fact: linspiratin of services in our "God has come to men in the churches, and all that will renew Person of Jesus ChYist. Christmas our Christian faith, hope, and love. is Christ." Ylan so that our Christmas observance will be wor-  ' We can't always help that it's thy of our Lord and of our dis- a busy season, but we 'can see to eipleship, and not sidetracked into it that no matter how busy we are. ae have- that heart whicl something secuIar and unworthy. WHEN SHOULD we get ready? There could perhaps be a lot of discussion on this point. Many object to the way in which the stores get ready for the sell- ing of Christmas nlerchandise very early in the fall. On the other hand. there are those who let everything slide mltil the last minute. When this happens, the Christmas spirit is lost in the rush and hasLe of performing duties that should have been done long before. A good suggestion is to keep the church year season of Ad- vent as a pcviod of getting ready for Christmas. Advent began this year on Sunday, Dec. 1. Our con- cern during every day of this Holy Season should be to keep our hearts and minds centered on the truth of Immanuel: "God with US". %VHERE SItOULD we get ready for Christmas? Surely, in our homes. Isn't Christmas above all ho cLival o tho homo? Herb is waiting upon God. and that has the "peace of Christ that passes understanding". Witht God's help. we can make Christmas a shining experience when our faith is set glowing with new vitality as once again we enter into a deep and rich experience in companionship with Jesus Christ. John Vesley tells of Lhc Chaplain to the Prince of Denmark who was asked whe- ther, in all the. rush and hustle of his activities, he ever found time for peaceful comnunion with God. Tle chaplain replied: "You ask if I ever find time in 01e midst of my busy life for the peace of God. I can assure you, sir, I am never without it". If somehow we can find that secret of being with God even i the midst of our busy and active lives, we will have found the sec- ret of keeping our Christmas Christian. Vee will have found a communion with Christ which sanctifies and gives meaning to cverythhg wc do