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December 9, 1971

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DAnl BROWNIES FROM THE Belfair area are seen getting ready to put on a program for members of Veterans of World War I and Auxiliary last Sunday at the Masonic Temple in Belfair. Now things can start moving with Theler estate A final hearing on the Sam Theler estate was held last Friday in Superior Court of Mason County in Shelton and the court was given approval for the final distribution of the estate to individuals and to the trusts for the benefit of Theler's sister, local Boy and Girl Scouts and the North Mason School District. Distribution will be made by the trust department of People's National Bank of Seattle, which ~ill serve as trustee of the estate. Two men from the trust department, Dave Toner and Ed Hughes, were present at the court session, along with estate attorney, Jim Arthur. The trio later met in Belfair with School Superintendent Norm Sanders to review the estates' accounting. A meeting is planned for the trustees and North Mason School Board in January to begin plans for use of the 71-acre piece of property left to the school district in Theler's will. The land, which is across the highway from Belfair Elementary, adjacent to the Mary Theler playfield, extends to the Canal and is to be used for a recreation center according to the will. A committee composed of local citizens has been formed to help the trustees determine what shall be incorporated in the recreation center. It was noted by the two trustees, as they passed through Belfair, that they had recently sold the old Jewel-Pacific building in town to Puget Sound National Bank as a site for a new bank building. The property was part of the land involved in the Sam Theler estate. PeeWees set to sell trees to raise $$$ Pee Wees are opening their Christmas Tree lot Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Belfair Thriftway. Gerald Hunter reminds everyone that Pee Wees must be a self-supporting organization and the tree lot is one of many projects the boys will be working on. Basketball workouts are now being held every night ill the eleme,atary school gym. Games are scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 6:00 p.m. and, of course, the community is always welcome. "These boys are really working, we hope the community turns out to support them", one of the members commented to this reporter. Don't forget to save your papers. Numbers to call for pick up are CR5-6710 and CR5-6751. GRAPEVIEW PORT A final budget hearing for the Grapeview Port district is scheduled for 2 p.m. December 17 in the Grapeview Firehall. It is open to the public. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A section of the Shelton-Mason County Journal serving as the • voice of Belfair, Allyn, Grapeview, Tahuya, Mason Lake, South Shore and North Shore. Post Office Box 587, Belfair, Washington 98528 Telephone CR 5-6680 LOU DONNELL ............................. Editor BARBARA NELSON .......... Advertising Representative Published by Shelton Publishing, Inc., Post Office Box 430, Shelton, Wash i ngton 98584 ; tel ephone 426-4412. Subscription: $5.00 per year in Mason County; $6.00 per year elsewhere. ~~~~~u~u~N~u~u~~~ A survey will be made of all three Allyn Port district properties on North Shore before blacktopping the launching ramp area and parking site across the road from the pier property is contracted, it was decided at last week's meeting of the Port district commissioners. Commissioner Harold Hillman was instructed to bring statistics on possible cost of surveying the properties to the next meeting. Leo Livingston, appearing on the Board for the first time since his election to the position in November, said he felt filling and grading of the launching area should be done before blacktopping is done. Otherwise, he believes, the lower part of the blacktop is going to eventually be covered by sand from tidal action, as part of the launch ramp now is. lie said the ramp would have to be raised if this were done. It was noted by Commissioner Hillman that the County Engineer has recommended filling and grading of the entrance to the property from the highway. Richard k. Butler of Sundt & Assoc., insurers of Port district property, was present to discuss the policies. Twenty thousand dollars worth of coverage for fir~ insurance on the Allyn dock is being carried plus $16,000 fire insurance on the rental house owned by the Port district on North Shore. All Port pro-perty is covered for liability, he said. The title search to find out who owns the property on which the Allyn dock is built is still not completed. But a dye test of the septic tank system of the North Shore house was finally made during the past month and according to neighbors of the property who were at the meeting and had assisted in making the test, the system drains directly into the Canal. The commissioners voted to have Frank DeMiero put in a new septic tank, a drain field and take care of any changes in plumbing which are necessary to meet Health Department regulations• "Other expenses for this house are going to come up," declared Commissioner Livingston. "'This house is going Paqe 2 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - December 9, 1971 to be a White Elephant for the Port district. It needs a new roof, dry rot is showing up in the floors, some of the siding is rotten, the house needs painting, it needs plumbing repairs and the basement floods in heavy rains." He advocated getting rid of the house as soon as possible before it costs the district too much additional money. However Commissioners Bill DeMiero and Hillman seemed to think the only immediate action that should be taken was fixing the sewer system so it could be rented to bring in some money. Then, they said, Letter to ~r • • • Editor, Huckleberry Herald: For the last two and a halt' years the Youth Center was a thought, a weekly job and somewhat of a dream and now, with its opening, it is many answered prayers and a credit to our community. There is still work to be done but for all intents and purposes, it is operating on schedule. As building chairman, i am overjoyed at its completion and humbly thankful and indebted to so" many people for their work, their time, their thoughtfulness on Wednesday nights. There are too many people to mention individuals. Building a building is one thing, having a Youth Center is something else. It will take the support of our community to insure that this building will be used for its intent. The Belfair Community Church has sponsored th~ Youth Center and its direction is in the hands of youth-community- minded people. Anyone having questions regarding its function or who would care to help in any capacity, may contact the Church or Youth Center directors. Last of all, many thanks to Lou DonneU for the coverage and publicity she has given us through the Huckleberry Herald. The Youth Center has already had lots of use by the young people. Harlau Olson • in om 's tuture Are super seaports in Washington's future? Answers to this question will be explored by experts Wednesday, January 5, during a symposium at the Sea-Tac Motor Inn. Speakers from federal, state and local organizations have accepted invitations to be on the program sponsored by the Washington Resources Council, the League of Women Voters, the Associatlon of Washington Business, and Washington State University's Cooperative Extension Service. Armour Armstrong, chief of the office of ports, U. S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., will keynote the program by discussing the economic impact of super ports. A featured speaker at the noon luncheon will be lan S. Ross, president of the Swan Wooster Engineering Company, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. Joe Buhaly, WSU Extension specialist and chairman of the planning committee, said reservations are being requested on or before December 27 and should be mailed to Ralph Roffler, vice president of the Washington Resources Council, Security State Bank, Chehalis. they will face any additional problems. Livingston agreed with the urgent necessity of repairing the drainage problems which have brought complaints from him and other neighbors of the property for several months. It was announced that the North Shore dock is being built and put together and will be brought in by barge before Christmas. Harold Hillman was elected president of the Board and Bill DeMiero as secretary. Ellen Palmer will remain as clerk. Stolen Poodle killed Last week a little black poodle, red ribbons still in his newly-trimmed hair, was found dead lying alongside Highway 3 just north of Belfair. It was a sad ending for the dog's owner who had been searching for the small dog ever since it had been stolen, along with the owner's car, from the Bremerton area. The car was picked up by Bremerton police a couple of days after it was stolen and the juveniles who were taken into custody for theft of the vehicle reported that they had let the poodle out of the car in the Belfair area. According to the owner, the little dog was not used to being outside by itself and had no idea of the danger of traffic. What the owner had feared, happened• The little dog was evidently hit as it crossed the busy highway leading to Bremerton. EASTERN STAR Belfair Chapter O.E.S. Social Club will hold their annual Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the home of Mrs. keoma Kager. Assisting with the 12:30 luncheon will be Mesdames Elsie Anderson, Joyce lson, Ruth Pennebera, Susan Schlange and Alma Sundstrom. There will be a dollar gift exchange followed by playing of games. ttortla MasOn Jr. High By KATHIE McKAIG The North Mason Junior High wrestling team toppled Goodman School last week. We gave them 18 points in forfeits but still won with a score of 41 to 37. Our reserve team won with a very satisfying score of 45 to 21. The boys who won their matches are Marly Hillis, Dan Washburn, Steve Speer, Jim Lane, Jim Baldy, Doug Dillenburg, Jim Van Horn, Steve Griffey, Gene Huguenin, Guy Patrick, David Updike, Casey Caughie, John Moyer, Brad Veach, MIKe Dibley, David Dixon, and Loren Chilton. Mr. Burrell's home room class challenged the Junior High faculty in a game of scooter football for a money-raising project. The cost was 10c to see the teachers beat the students. The scboters were a little small for some of the faculty and staying on them was a little difficult. But in spite of the obstacles the final score was 10 to 9. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By JULI PRESTON --CR 5-6288 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Travelers down our shore can see that some of our more Christmas-spirited neighbors have been out decorating and have their Christmas lights up. It's a wonderful reminder of the happy holidays soon to come. We're interested in hearing about special family traditions and invite anyone to call and share their ideas. Did you know that a bird's nest nestled in the Christmas tree brought good luck for the coming year? I've been told that it's an old Swedish tradition. Late birthday wishes go to Wayne Allen who celebrated with his family on Nov. 28th. The Chuck Kovack family had Menu For North Mason Schools Dec. 13-17 MONDAY -- Sloppy Joe, cole slaw, jello fruit dessert and milk. TUESDAY -- Cream of potato' soup, grilled cheese sandwich, carrot & celery sticks, brownie and milk. WEDNESDAY -- Goulash, tossed green salad, spinach, bread & butter, fruit and milk. THURSDAY -- Christmas surprise dinner. FRIDAY --Pizza, tossed salad, buttered carrots, banana pudding and milk. Sound National Bank The hometown bank. a special Thanksgiving this year with the recent addition of two new grandchildren. On Sept. 4th, their daughter, Deanna, and her husband Fred became the proud parents of a baby girl, Julie Ann. The Kovack's son, Ken and his wife Georgia had a Thanksgiving child born on Nov. 23yd. Their son is Timothy John. The Kovacks holiday was even more wonderful with the arrival of Mrs. Despina Lambaditou, Georgia's mother, who traveled from Greece to help with her new grandchild. There is a delightful job awaiting some special person who enjoys children. The Belfair Elementary School is looking for someone who would like to work from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. each school day as a noontime aide. The children need some supervising on the playground or gym at noon while their teachers eat lunch and prepare for afternoon classes. The pay is $2.10 per hour and interested persons may call the elementary school at CR 5-2881. For Tex Stirling the ! 6th hole of the Alderbrook Golf Course is one to be remembered. On Dec. 2 he hit his first hole-in-one while playing with Tish Jensen, Frances Johnson and his wife Evalyn. Congratulations! Editor's Note: Yes, I'd heard about it - I don't remember where - maybe from Walter Cronkite's news program that evening? Bill and Francine Hughes, former residents of the South Shore, have 'had their building plans approved and have their new house under construction at Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club. We're glad to hear they'll be back in the Belfair area. The Bob Wethern family of Portland spent the Thanksgiving holidays at their new summer home near Sunset Beach. If you were up early last Friday morning you saw a few snow flakes falling. Perhaps we'll have a white Christmas? Including Clairol's new Air Dryer Brush. (Styling dryer.) Go from 'wet to wonderful' in minutes! Expert Prescription Servke 9 - 7 Weekdays -- I 0 - 4 Sundays 9 - 8 Fridays B/kg,/k K PaWt.. CR5-6305 Rose Kirby is finally home from the hospital. In talking to her she expressed the wish that I would thank everyone for her who sent her cards and especially the Gaetanas for the lovely flowers. The Don Shelgren household of Lakeland Village was the scene of a birthday dinner for Phill Rarey, Madilyn's father, Sunday evening the 28th of November. Mrs. Gladys Taylor, an old family friend was there, besides the guest of honor and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Euper and family (formerly of Victor) have moved to Michigan. A family with 7 children have moved into the house the Eupers vacated. Now this message is for all you nice people who have nothing else to do. The boys at Mission Creek Youth Camp have birthdays, too. Winona Hoppe is recruiting women to bake a birthday cake once in a while. It's really quite fun and the boys appreciate the home-made cake. Winona's phone number is CR5-6488. Chuck Mustain is in the Sacramento, Calif. area for the time being. What are you doing besides selling trees, Chuck? The Don Anderson lamily from LakeLand Village had visitors from California late in November. Betty Morrison, daughter Terri, and son Gene came up here from Yuba City to visit. LakeLand Village has a new Golf Course Superintendent. Mr. John Eby, his wife Joan and children Johnnie, Julie and Jennifer are new residents. The Village feels pretty lucky having Mr. Eby as their Superintendent. Mrs. Rollen Baker and Mrs. Emil Gaetana went to Tacoma and bought the paint Rvr the meeting room of the firehall in Allyn. Now, all that's left to do is the manual labor of painting. It's been kind of hectic around our house the past few weeks. I've been going to Bremerton two nights a week taking instructor's Training in American Red Cross First Aid. I finally passed the course so now I can stay home for awhile. That's quite a joke, eh Richard? How about this? Phyllis Mustain finally got a new set of tires for her car. It's about time, when the threads start showing through, I start getting scared. The Eickmeyers of Victor ended up with 19 people for __= __= __= Thanksgiving dinner• Anyway you II look at it, that's a lot of people, ill Pat Medeiros and Faye Harder of the Allyn House spent two days at Providence Heights attending a nursing home seminar on leadership qualities. From talking to Pat it sounds like an ~ interesting two days. Friday the 26th of November representatives attended a one-day workshop on "the proposed State Board of Education Rules and Regulations prescribing the substantive and procedural due process guarantees of pupils in the common schools." This rrieans the rights and responsibilities of students and the hearings and due process of students. Anyway, that's what I think it means. Speaking of workshops, Phyllis Mustain, Mr. Ken Anderson, and Miss Baker, a first grade teacher, traveled to Tacoma one day last week to attend a workshop on "New Directions in Kindergarten Education." Phyllis told me that "at the present time there is no general source of funds for an early childhood education program. Kindergartens in the State are funded at a very low 5/10 weighted pupil ratio, making Kindergarten a levy football." Until it is a state mandatory law that children are required to have some type of Kindergarten training, it may seem to the voters that school districts are threatening when they are only stating the financial facts. Five questions were asked and sums up the entire program: 1. What do you believe about every child? 2. What do you believe each teacher should accomplish? 3. Each child should learn-- 4. What Parents are. 5. What you believe about the environment in regards to the young child. If everyone is agreeable, I thought we might take up each of these questions one at "a time each week and expound on them a little. So look next week for No. 1. Mike McLean and family are leaving the area for Hayak. He'll be working on the ski lift there. Sounds kind of exciting and fun. Cheri and Marcie were up from Calif. to visit Bill and Millie Huntington over the Thanksgiving holiday. PINOCHLE PARTY A Pinochle Party, sponsored by Twanoh Grange No. 1118, will be held at their hall on Thursday, December 9. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with play to begin at 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Prizes and refreshments will be offered. BOUGHS CONFISCATED Two juveniles were stopped November 29 by deputies of the Sheriff's dept. and found to be hauling a truckload of pint boughs without a permit. Thc boughs were confiscated. 21 people gathered at the Ted Matson's for a family gathering. In attendance were 3 brothers, Mel, J-e,~,y-and John and families, plus an uncle from Quilcene, and Ted's parents from Clarkston. A lot of food was consumed and a ~~~~m~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~ll~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ll~~~ll~~ml~m~llllllu~~l~lm~lll~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ l _. , BONDED LICENSED INSURED JESFIELD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING • BUILDING CABINET WORK • CONCRETE WORK Ben Jesfield P.O. Box 1 1 Jim Jesfield CR 5-2652 Belfair, Washington CR 6-6684 i | ~~u~u~u~u~u~~B~~u~u~~ SUNSET BEACH and Union Oil REG. GAS 35.9 PREM. 39.9 Open 10 to 10 Daily (Mon. I0 - 6) Come and join us any day through December 24, for a cup of coffee to celebrate our 1st Anniversary in the "Gift Shoppe." I Chri: g i whale of a good time was had by ]~ all. On Saturday the 27th, Diana I Candles, Rings, Gifts, Etc. Matson gave her brother Kenny a I ]t birthday party. His guests werem Brian and Eric Peterson, Julie Living Christmas Trees I Von Osten, Shari & Cathy Hamill and Stacy McKean. Kenny is 7 years old and Diana was 9. She gave the party for Kenny but it Open 7 Days A Week was also her birthday. Happy Birthday, you two. 9:30 a,m.-6:30 p.m. Johnnie Baldy, Mike Amacher, and Mr. Lackey and other North Mason FOR SAtE Off-white Shantung, rainproof, dressy coat. Size 14-16. (owner lost weight so hardly wore it.) Cost $45, sell $30. CR5-2021 North Shore Rd. 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