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• : )-:)~ ~i' . )i~: ,::.~!~:•. • i:-:=,= ,rth Mason High :hool News By RONA HARPER By LOUISE EWART- 426-4925 Section of the Shelton- Mason County Journal Thursday, December 9, 1971 On. December 15 at 8:00 a.m. in the gym the third National School Asserhbly for the year will be presented. Angela Golette, who studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, will sing a wide variety of songs. She sings light classical, contemporary, folk songs, Negro spirituals, modern ballads and favorites. She knows and sings in many languages some of which are French, Hebrew, • Italian. Spanish, Swahili, etc. The November Girl of the Month was chosen last week. She is Susie Reynolds, chosen for having the most school spirit. Susie is a cheerleader and is also active in various other school orga nizations. The Lettermen wish to thank the teachers who helped with the wheelchair basketball game last Wednesday. The activity was a success and raised over $100 for the Lettermen to help them continue their activities. Thursday night those French students wishing to go went to see Moliere's play, "The Learned Ladies." The play was about the intellectual snobbery of a lady who had one daughter turning out like her and another who wanted to marry a man the mother didn't approve of. The adult chaperones assisting Miss Smith were Mrs. Wing and Mr. Steve Schultz. Bruce Becker and Jan Mathiasen won their debate last week at Central Kitsap. The next debate is December 16 at South Kitsap. Those Seniors wishing to take the SAT who did not get the materials requi~red for it before can pick them up from Mr. Hawkins now as he has received a new supply. Last Friday was the Honor Society work day. Members of the organization who had jobs were excused from school the number of hours they were being paid for. It is estimated that the Honor Society made over $125 at this money-making project. Tuesday was the Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow test ,yen to the Senior girls to test their knowledge of many of the different aspects of ltome Economics. Many scholarships are given by the Betty Crocker Company and perhaps someone from our school won one of them. Girls' .Basketball has started. Any Sr. High girl who is interested is welcome to come and practice. The team will probably be playing teams from other schools in our area. The Senior class had a meeting last week to talk about ordering graduation announcements and caps and gowns for graduation: The complete order for announcements will be picked up from the school on December 16 so the deadline for individual orders to be in will be sometime before that. It was voted on at the meeting to rent our caps and gowns in the traditional colors of blue and white. The GAA tolo will be Saturday, December 18. Tickets are $2.50 per couple and will be on sale next week in the office at noon. Next Thursday, December 1 6, is the Winter Concert for the Band and (;horus. The program will be presented by all the bands and choruses at their different levels of advancement• Remember tl u|na nities students, Seminar due date is December 17. . The wrestling team opened their 1071-72 season on a winning note last week, as they defeated the highly-rated Sultan Turks by a 35-20 score. As a team, the Bulldogs won 7 of the 12 matches, 4 of them being pins. Jack Johnson was a surprise winner over Dennis Harvey, who finished 4th in the State last year. Mark Harder also got revenge over Ken Cameron, who defeated him at last year's regional tournament. COMPLETE ELECTRICAL WIRING And HEATING SERVICE O Terms, of course, BankAmericards Welcome Free Delivery G.E. Appliances at Discounted Prices Frank May P.O. Box 575 CR 5-2020 MORE SUGGESTIONS FOR Stainless Steel Thermos -- Dad's Lunch Pails -- Baconizer -- Steak Broiler -- Vibrators -- Glassware -- Kerosene Lamps -- Chess Sets --Ouija -- Fruit Cakes -- Bath Scales --Walkie Talkie -- Battery Charger -- B & D Skill Saws -- Duo Fast Stapler. BankAmericard & Master Charge welcome. Mason Lake had a taste of winter weather Friday with over one inch of snow but by the time the school bus entered the "Banana Belt" of Grapeview the snow was all gone, mucfi to the disgust of the children and joy of the bus driver. Winter travelers are making the news this week. Don and Shirley Pogreba have just returned from a wonderful trip to Hawaii. They flew direct to the large island and explored Mr. Kileuea, and the volcano was acting up just enough to be interesting. They were thrilled with the beauty of the islands, the flowers and the wonderful sunsets. After several days in the outer islands they flew to Oahu and their hotel on Waikiki Beach. They rented a car and really "did" the island with all of its interesting sights. They said the weather was perfect and the flight over and back was most en.ioya ble. Eleanor Wheeler, known to Grapcview residents since her grade school days as Eleanor Mitchell, . came from Pullman, where her husband is currently teaching at Washington State University, to spend the Thanksgiving ttolidays with her sister, Louise Spooner, and with her husband's relatives in Gig Harbor. George joined them durin~ the college recess from • classes, and the two couples took several long drives around the ERNIE & HAROLD ARIES CR 5-2031 8:30 "- 6:00 By Rob May Results: NM 35, Sultan 20. 98-John Hannan lost by decision, 9-4. 105-1oey lohnson pinned his man in 5:06. II 2-Joel Werdall was pinned in .22. l lq-Mark Harder decisioned his man, 4-3. 12fi-Ron Johnson drew with his man, 2-2. 132-Doug Raines pinned his man in 3:57. I 38-Keith Pederson won by decision, 2-0. 1 45-Jack Johnson won by decision, 6-2. 155-Ben Van Horn pinned his man in 3:03. 167-Jeff Werdall pinned his man in 3:32. 185-Bob Greenleaf was decisioned by a 10-7 score. HVY-Roy Kelley was pinned in 1:37. The basketball team also started its season last week, but was defeated by a hot shooting Charles Wright team 69-60. North Mason led through the entire first quarter, but gave up the lead early in the second and trailed th~ rest of the game. Down by as much as 20 points in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs rallied near the end of the game to bring about the final margin of 9 points. The score at the end of the first period stood 19-18 in favor of the Bulldogs, but with only a minute gone in the second quarter, the score was tied at 21-21. From there, the Charles Wrighl team scored 1 2 unanswered points to take a 33-21 lead. The Bulldogs cut that margin down to 7 at the half, 40-33. The Bulldog's scoring attack was led by sophomore Glen Landram, who played his first varsity game, and senior Rob May, both with 14 points. Alan Baselt followed with I 1. county to once-familiar spots such as Tahuya and Upper Skokomish. Bill and Louise also visited in Gig Harbor part of the time and shared Thanksgiving dinner with some thirty others there. They took in two school plays, The Mouse That Roared at the Peninsula High School and Flowers for Algernon at North Mason, both admirably presented. On another evening they attended a meeting of the Gig Harbor branch of the American Association of University Women, and Eleanor spoke to the group on the subject "The Czech People and the Establishment." The time went too quickly, of course, and many other activities had to be postponed for a later visit. Our annual southern-bound travelers, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Polk, started off for their winter trip and it nearly ended at Santa Rosa where Myron suffered a severe heart attack. The Juby Hicks flew down as did the Willie Polks from Renton to be with their father and, to their great joy, in a few days he was so much improved he was able to be flown to Bremerton and was put in the Bremerton Naval Hospital• At this time he is much improved but will need to rest a great deal and will have to be under a Doctor's care for some time. Barbara Wells, who is a frequent visitor at Mason Lake and Grapeview, has just returned from a four-week trip to France, Italy and England and had a great time. However, she said she could certainly notice how much more living• expenses are now than when we were'tlaofe in 1968. We met Barbara on 'the Bonhauft in Munich, Germany when we were on our way to Paris and spent the rest of our trip together and enjoyed each others company. Every year my children want to put the Christmas tree up early and this year was no exception. So when they asked last weekend if we could put up the tree I was surprised to hear me say "yes", so as of December fourth we have a lovely tree with twinkling lights in our living room. NOW 1 will have to do some shopping. Juli Stock called and said the Post Office would be-open on Saturdays until the 18th of December from 9 to 1 p.m. The Sarah Eckert Guild will have its Christmas party meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 16, at the Grapeview Firehall. Mrs. Vern Jackson, Adele Prestley and Mrs. L. E. Soule will serve on the arrangement committee= Members are asked to bring a dollar's worth of non-perishable food to be contributed to a needy family. The Grapeview School freezer was robbed again. This seems to be an annual affair, i hope the thief realizes there are agencies where they can get food instead of robbing school children of their lunches. I think we have a candidate for "The meanest thief" Hall of Fame. Mothers Club of the Grapeview School met on Wednesday and final plans for the big Christmas party were made. Mrs. Ted Hoffman is chairman of the Christmas party and will need lots of help for the party which will be at 7:45 December 21. Mrs. Ruby Crane, Ernie Nicklaus' mother, is confined to her ho'm~ in Shelton because of an illness/She is a wonderful httle person and has many friends in Grapeview wishing her a speedy recovery. Lee Lopriore--BUlLDER WE HAVE BUILDING LOTS WE HAVE FINANCING, VARIABLE INTEREST NEW CONSTRUCTION -- REMODELING LICENSED -- INSURED -- BONDED CR 5-2021 GLA$-PLY BOATS 16 to 23 ft. LIFETIME WARRANTY 16 ft. GP-SP with top & Curtains 40 h.p. Mercury and EZ loader or Calkins Trailer $1995 SANDE'S BOATS & MOTORS Bank Terms Belfair CR 5-2297 WINTER SPECIAL AND ENGINE STEAMED CLEANED Labor Plus Parts and Cleaner. Reg. Price $18.95 CR5-2991 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By LOU DONNELL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ i don't think 1 really make that many more mistakes than other people; it's just that when I happen to make one on the front page it's SO PUBLIC. One thing I found out last week after the paper came out: when the mistake involves the local Sheriff's department, they react more than the State Game department who didn't seem too concerned when I moved tl~eir opening day of hunting forward a few weeks. Last Thursday night, as 1 was getting ready to leave for the Historical Society meeting, there was a rap on the front door and when I went to answer it, I was confronted by a Mason County Sheriff's deputy in full uniform (lcould see the patrol car parked in the driveway out of the corner of my eye). Deputies on duty don't usually make social calls so, as 1 invited him in, my mind was racing back over the things I might have done recently to warrant special attention from the Sheriffs department. He clued me in real quick by, very somberly, telling me the Sergeant would like to have me drop by the Belfair Sheriffs office around 9 a.m. the following day for coffee.., and a little chat. So then I knew; dispatcher Onie Sande had already told me about the misunderstanding which had resulted in a front page announcement that day of a clothing center to be established in the upstairs room at the Sheriff's building. It seems that when members of the community became concerned over the lack of clothing of some families especially hard hit by the high rate of unemployment and came up with the clothing center idea, that the local Sergeant (! won't mention Dan's name because I Won't want to get him into any more trouble than he already is over this business) told one of the women working on the idea that some boxes could probably be stored in the upstairs room of the former firehall, now the Sheriff's Belfair office. He meant as a temporary measure until a place was found to be used for distribution and collection. The offer was misunderstood by one of the women, who thought he was offering the upstairs for use as The Center. She assumed dispatcher Onie Sande would let people go upstairs to pick up needed items, etc. In her enthusiasm over the anticipated clothing center, the woman contacted me and told me all about it so people would bring in nice clothes for the needy. Knowing the woman to be an honest, responsible member of the community, 1 felt no need to double-check her story with the Sheriffs office; 1 wrote it up, there wasn't much news that week because of the Thanksgiving holiday and the story ended up on Page One. There is an effort being made to collect clothing for those who can put it to good use but, as of right now, no place for storage and distribution has been found. Any offers will be appreciated. (I'11 bet anyone in the local Sheriffs office will be glad to forward any offers received to the right parties.) 1 did drop by the Sheriff's office the following morning and within a few minutes there was an audience to my little chat with the Sergeant. The detective was the only one there when 1 first arrived, soon Onie appeared, then the same wildlife agent who had calmly informed me that he would arrest any hunters who got mixed up due to my wrong date in the Herald, then the Sergeant and finally, a reserve deputy. The Sergeant reviewed the problem by explaining how the mistake had been made and wondering how it could be corrected; the mistake appeared on PaRe One so I'll correct it in this column, also on Page One, so that should take care of that. While finishing coffee, the wildlife agent said he had two big boxes of clothes ready to bring down to the Sheriff's office. 1 suggested he also bring an iron and ironing board so Onie could press them all before she hung them up on racks she would have to make in the upstairs room. He thought that sounded like a good idea and came up with a better one. Some of the buttons were missing and a few seams torn so he said he'd bring some needles and thread so Onie could do a little repair work in all her free time, too. Somehow the subject of conversation got around to mace and I asked just how this affected a person. Everyone there earerly offered to give me a personal demonstration.., they were so eager 1 decided to leave. As soon as they put their cans of mace away I will resume dropping into the office for news items. HOMEMAKERS MEET Tahuya Homemakers will meet December 16 at the home of Mt~s. Jean Beard. Members are asked to bring lap robes, two dozen Christmas cookies and a gift to exchange. CHRISTMAS PARTY Nuel Curtis Post VFW 5372 and Auxiliary will hold a gala Christmas parry for members on December 7 at Twanoh Grange. A potluck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the party. NORTH MASON SCHOOL District's brand new 73-passenger school bus made its first runs Wednesday afternoon last week taking South Shore students home. Here some of Belfair Elementary School's students enter the new bus, driven by Mrs. Vi Cokelet, on one of its trips during its first day on the job. Dedication services for Youth Center set for this Sunday The Dedication services for the new Youth Center in Belfair will be held this Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Belfair Community Baptist Church. A reception and Open House will follow at the Youth Center which is adjacent to the church. The public is invited to attend any or all events. Participating in the Service of Dedication will be the Reverend Gaylord Hasselblad of Seattle, Regional Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Northwest, who directs camping and youth programs. Also on hand will be the Reverend llerbert Beatty of Seattle, area Minister of the Church. A number of local persons, including Reverend Wendell Harder, who have participated in making the Youth Center a reality, will also take part in the service. Over 100 teenagers turned up at the Youth Center the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, according to Rev. Harder, who says that the attendance has remained high since it first opened four weeks ago. There have been some youths from other areas on occasion. Chaperones have reported no trouble from anyone at all, local or strangers, at the center since it opened. Hew 73-passenger sc North Mason's students living on South Shore had a special treat on Wednesday afternoon last week when they were taken home from school in the brand-new 73-passenger bus just delivered to the gchool district. Tbe lucky school bus driver to be assigned to the new vehicle is Mrs. Vi Cokelet, a driver for the district for 17 years. This is the first time she has had a new bus and, as far back as Maintenance supervisor Ormand Ormiston can remember, it is the first time that South Shore has been given a brand new bus. The new bus, which cost $27,000 and was paid for by a special levy approved by voters last spring, is diesel powered. It brings the total number of buses in the North Mason School District fleet to 11. A small bus which has been picking up passengers in the Collins Lake and Tahuya River Valley area will be retired from regular service and will become an activity bus when groups of 25 or less are scheduled to be driven somewhere. This bus is a '55 Ford. Ormiston expects the newly-arrived bus to be in service 25 years from now, despite the large number of miles it will have travelled by then. His maintenance on school vehicles has been acknowledged by those who know as being of top quality; old buses which would probably have had to be retired years ago in other districts are still running regular schedules for North Mason because of his upkeep. "We try to make what we have last," he said last week as he prepared to go out in *he new bus with Mrs. Cokelet for a trial run before she was to pick up her young passengers. One of the school bus drivers, Ron Manweiller, assists Ormiston as a mechanic in the fully-equipped shop on the school grounds during the daytime when he isn't driving. All of the buses are equipped with 2-way radios and someone is at the garage from 6 a.m. till 5 p.m. on school days, to hsten for calls for help in case any come in. Next September, when additional money approved by ti~e voters becomes available, a smaller bus will be ordered to be added to the fleet. PAPER RACKS FOUND Someone reads the Herald. Shortly after a small item appeared in the Huckleberry Herald asking anyone spotting abandoned newspaper racks stolen from in front of local stores to report their whereabouts to the local Sheriff's office, a reader of the Herald did just that. He had noticed two paper racks in the brush off the Allyn-Grapeview Road. Although they will need some repair, the return of the racks saves the owners from having to pay for full replacement. Page 8- Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - December 9, 1971