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i Two Washington State men, one from Shelton, have been sentenced in U. S. Magistrate Court, Tacoma, on five counts of killing, buying and selling American Bald and Golden eagles the Game Department said this week. Roger Paul Hamel, Tillicum, and Lawrence Bruce Combs. Shelton, pleaded guilty to the charges Dec. 9, before U. S. Magistrate Robert Cooper After hearing the testimony of U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agent-in-Charge, Larry C. Wills, and Washington State Regional kllildlife Agent, Richard Zimmerman, Cooper pronounced maximum sentences on both Hamel and Combs. The amount of $500 and six months in jail on each of five charges totaled a year and one-half plus a fine of $2,500 each. Judge Cooper suspended $1,500 of the fine and the jail sentence pending a year's period of probation in which the two subjects must comply with specific probationary conditions, which state "no hunting in the United States, nor shall they accompany other hunters in the field with guns during this period." Facts regarding the poaching of eagles were gradually uncovered by agents Wills and Zimmerman during a two-month investigation. Testimony by Combs revealed that during the interval between December 1970 and March 1971, he took six American Bald and Golden Eagles in Mason County and sold them to Roger Hamel for prices ranging between $30 and $40 dollars. Hamel in turn sold and shipped the eagles to three taxidermists in Illinois and New Jersey for prices ranging up to $50. A complaint has not been filed in U. S. District Court in Tacoma against Robert Kubick, Robbinsville, N.J., for buying two eagles and illegally killing mountain goats from Washington State. In addition, complaints have been filed in the U. S. District Court in Chicago against two Chicago men for buying and possessing Bald and Golden eagles. The men are James F. Kosiewiez and John L. Yost. Thursday, Dec. 16, 1971 Published in Shelton, Wa. Entered assecond class matter at the post offlce at Shetton, Wa. 98584, 4 Sections - 28 Pages under act of Mar. 8, 1879. Published weekly, except two issues during week of Thanksgiving, at. 85th Year - Number 49 227 W. Cota. $5 per year in Mason County, $6 elsewhere. Ten Cents Per Copy kRKY", the newest member of the Shelton Fire 'tment, is shown here with Capt. Bud Earl beside one of trucks. The registered Dalmation, whose full name is Hilldal Marquis, was given to the Shelton Fire by Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Taylor of Seattle. Lt. Dan Ward of the Shelton Fire Department was instrumental in getting the mascot for the fire station. The three-month old pup will accompany firemen around town as they do their work after he gets a little older. Contracts for the construction of the football field, track and grandstand for the new Shelton High School complex were approved by the Shelton School Board Tuesday night. Bids on the work had been opened last Thursday. The total amount of the contracts for the work will be $395.924. The work includes installation of a lighted turf football field, track and a 2,000-seat grandstand at the site of the new high school off Spring Road. The general contract went to Vaux Construction Co., Kirkland, whose bid of $281,823 was low. Also a,.cented in the general con,r~,ct bid were ~tecnates of $1,250 for stockpiling topsoil which is removed in the construction and $12,000 for putting down turf instead of seeding the football field. The mechanical contract went to L. P. and It. Mechanical Co., Longview, whose bid of $37,518 was low. The electrical contract was awarded to Miklethun Electric, Shelton, for $63,333. The board voted against accepting an alternate for the installation of parking lot lighting for $20,883 and agreed to use the type of field lights proposed by the architect rather than one of three other types were bid as alternates and which were less expensive. The architect and an electrical engineer from his firm told the board the lights they proposed in the base bid would, in their opinion, be the best ones to use. Architect John Richardson, who is handling the project for the school district, told the board he had studied the bids and contacted the low bidders in each case and recommended awarding to the low bidder in each case. The board received 15 general contract bids. They ranged from the low by Vaux to a high of $383,605. Other bidders were Earley Construction, Tacoma; McKasson Brothers, Tacoma; Lincoln Construction, Spanaway; D-A Construction, Union; J. D. Dutton Construction, Olympia; C. E. Skinner, Orting; W. B. Davis Construction, Olympia; Andy Johnson and Co., Olympia; Cascade-Olympic Construction, Olympia; Jones and Roberts, Tacoma; Rushforth Construction, Tacoma; Pilcher Construction Co., Puyallup; Strom Construction Co., Tacoma, and Vern Johnson and Sons, Spokane. Other mechanical bidders included Pease and Sons, Tacoma; Kaelin Plumbing and Heating, Tacoma; Robert Wise Plumbing and Heating, Tacoma; Standard Plumbing and Heating. Bremerton; Peninsula Plumbing, Port Orchard; Cornell Plumbing and Heating, Tacoma; Paulsen Plumbing and Heating, Olympia; Brown Plumbing and Heating, Bremerton; B e rgh-Griggs, Tacoma, and Cascade Heating and Plumbing, Lacey. Other electrical bidders were Service Electric, Woodinville; Groff's Electric Heat, Tacoma; It-K Western, Tacoma; McWik Electric, Tacoma; Carl Madsen, Tacoma; Commercial Electric, Tacoma; Lent's Inc., Bremerton; Totem Electric, Tacoma; Electric Construction, Tacoma, and Cochran Electric, Seattle. Richards said the contractor was ready to start work as soon as the contract was signed and the notice to proceed was g~ven lie said completion time on the project would be six months from m ill~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~H~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~H~~~u~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ILia With only a little more than a week remaining for contributions to come in, the 40 and 8-Journal Christmas Fund was just short of the half way mark at press time Wednesday. The fund, which provides Christmas baskets for less fortunate families in Mason County, totaled $448.70, less than half way to its $1,000 goal. The 40 and 8 takes care of obtaining the material for the baskets, packing them and seeing to the distribution. The Journal collects the contributions which makes the project possible. Those who would like to make contributions can either bring them to The Journal office at Third and Cota or mail them to P. O. Box 430. Contributions during the past week have totaled $160. Contributions which have not previously been acknowledged are Madrona Barracks VWWI, $10; Mrs. Martha Witsiers, $5; anonymous, $5; Eosilon Sigma Alpha Beta Zeta Chapter 1953, $25; anonymous, $10; Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Smith, $5; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Needham, $5; Soroptimist Club, $10; Herbert Cromer, $5; Mrs. Dorothy Jessup, $5; anonymous, $47; members of Chapter B of PEO, $26.70 and Shelton Trailblazers Motorcycle Club, $10. ~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~u~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the time of notification to proceed. The board, in deciding to have turf put on the field instead of seeding it, hopes to have it in shape to be used for football games next fall. Richards told the board they would gain one year by using turf instead of seeding, since it would take that much longer for the seeding to get established. if the field were seeded and then used next fall, he said, there would most likely be some damage which would then have to be repaired. The board decided to go ahead with the athletic facilities before the rest of the project since this part would get no state matcI..ing money, and, therefore did not need to be approved by the State School Board. Richards is working on final plans for the major part of the new high school complex, with plans to submit them to the state as early as possible next year. After state approval is received, the project will be put out for bids. The school board anticipates having the project out for bids about March. The board, at its Tuesday night meeting, approved a resolution asking the city to annex the site of the new school complex into the city. The board was told Shelton High School had received accreditation from the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. The approval this year was without reservations, the board was told. The board was informed the ski classes have not received the turnout they had anticipated this year. The board, on the recommendation of Supt. Louis Grinnell, voted to hire Catherine Swift as business education teacher for the high school. of possession of a drug were filed in Mason Superior Court Friday Raymond K. Wilson, an e at the Washington Center.- charges were filed against I, who is serving a term for t, by Prosecuting Attorney nahan. charges are the result of in which a small of marijuana was found when he was searched Corrections Center after from a furlough last officials said they ;$ ', heron City Commission at its meeting ' that federal officials in ia had indicated the Ssioners salary increase, had been approved earlier could go into effect it is more than the allowed under Phase the federal economic commission was also a proposed water and rate increase would be program. Hembroff, from the roff Insurance Agency, red at the commission to ask about additional noticed Wilson appeared nervous when he was checking back in after the furlough and a search was ordered. The marijuana was found on Wilson's person during the search and was taken from him after he attempted to get rid of it, Corrections Center officials said in a report submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney. The Mason County Sheriff's Office was called and after getting reports from Corrections Center officials turned the case over to McClanahan. Charges were also filed Friday against Gary Hogenson, who was traffic control signs on Mt. View. He stated there had been at least three accidents he knew of recently in which there was considerable property damage. He asked if more stop signs could be installed. Mayor Frank Travis stated the city is starting on a program of getting more traffic control signs installed. The commission received a proposed agreement with Fire District Five under which the city would make first response to areas in District Five adjacent to the city and would handle the fires until the District Five trucks charged with possession of a controlled substance. Carl Churchill, Shelton, was charged with grand larceny. He appeared before Judge Hewitt Henry for identification. Bail was :~ set at $2,000 and Gerald ::~ Whitcomb, Shelton attorney, was appointed to represent him. Yule Decoration Contest Winners Are lected Christmas decorations in the Shelton Chamber of Commerce Christmas decoration contest were judged Monday night. Taking first place in the novelty division was the display at could get there. Librarian Morley Kramer reported the library roof leaked during a recent snow. Commissioner Glen Watson stated that because of the design of the roof, under certain conditions, water would get in under the metal flashing and that about the only thing which could be done would be to shovel off part of the roof so the water can drain away. Mrs. Kramer asked if some arrangement could be made so that someone could come down and shovel off the roof during the times when it appeared there might be trouble. Shelton Junior High School, 12th and Franklin. Second place in that division went to Richard Nikula, 628 Turner, and third place to Eleanor Stacy, 923 S. 6th. In the religious division, first place went to Rose Diemert, 729 Pine St. In the lighting division, first place went to Edna Auseth, Rt. 2, Box 692, next to the Agate Grocery; second place to John Wilson, Rt. 10, Box 505, behind ..... the Airport Grocery. There was a tie for third place between Aggie Clelland, 318 East K St. and Dale McKague, 643 Dearborn. In the business-commercial division, first place went to Hidden Haven Mobile Park, second to Boon's Plumbing and Heating and third to the Daily Olympian Shelton office. Trophies have been ordered and will be presented to the winners when they arrive, Jerry Swartos, chairman of the project for the Chamber, said. MEMBERS OF THE Shelton School Board and the Athletic Boosters Club which has been working toward a new athletic field for Shelton look over the bids received last Thursday on the football field, track and grandstand for the new high school complex. Left to right are Board members Bruce Jorgenson, Don Makoviney. Booster Club vice president; Coach Jack Stark; Board members Dr. George Radich and Dr. Douglas Larson; Danny Davidson, Booster Club secretary-treasurer and Leonard Long, Booster Club president. Seated are School Board Chairman E,rnest Hamlin and Board Member Thomas Weston.