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December 16, 1971

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By Rob May The Bulldog basketball team dropped two games last week, including their league opener in a tough game against the Sequim Wolves. Earlier in the week, they were completely overpowered by a tail Laughbon team 83-46. The score of the Sequim contest was 58-49 in favor of the Wolves. At Laughbon; the Bulldogs ran into one of the finest high school teams that I've ever seen. They were a well-coached defensive team, as well as great shooters on offense. The Panthers jumped out to an early 9-1 lead, and they never looked back as they strode easily to a 27-6 first quarter lead. At the half, with reserves playing most of the second quarter, they led 46-16. Leading the Bulldog scoring attack was junior Terry Peterson, who cashed in on 10 points, the only Bulldog to hit in double figures. Tom Ball, another junior, finished with 9. AI Baselt, Bruce Landram, Don Havens, and Glen Landram all followed with 5, Rob May had 4, Dave Dimmen had 2, and Jan Criss had 1. The Sequim game saw a close battle the entire game, with the Wolves maintaining a slight lead throughout the game, ranging from 4 to 10 points. The first quarter ended g,th Sequim leading 13-12, and they kept that lead at the half, 26-19. The third quarter saw that lead diminish by 3, to 40-36, but North Mason couldn't get any closer. With around two minutes remaining to play, the Bulldogs put on a rally, and made the score 46-42, but the Wolves scored two quick baskets to put the game out of reach for North Mason. The game was won at the foul line for the Wolves, as both teams connected on 20 shots from the field, but the Wolves went 18 for 30 from the line, while North Mason could only connect on 9 of 25. The win was Sequim's In'st of the year, while North Mason's record fell to 0-3 on the season, 0-1 in league play. Leading scorers for North Mason were Bruce and Glen Landram, who both recorded 13 points. They were followed by Terry Peterson's 8, AI Baselt's 6, Tom Bali's 5, and Jan Criss' 4 )Dints. Three Sequim players had NORTH SHORE SERVICE 24-Hour Towing Open 8:30 - 6 CR5-2192 double figures, 17, 14, and 10. The next game will be Friday, as the Forks Spartans, 75-49 loser's to Port Townsend, will come to Belfair. G. Landram 3 32 10.7 B. Landram 3 26 8.7 A. Baser 3 22 7.3 T. Peterson 3 19 6.3 R. May 3 18 6.0 T. Ball 3 17 5.7 D. Havens 3 14 4.7 J. Criss 3 5 1.7 D. Dimmen 3 2 0.7 D. Guidi 2 0 0.0 Sequim 58, North Mason 49; Port Townsend 75, Forks 49; Chimacum 47, Vashon 46; The Wrestling team dropped their first decision of the year in a close battle, as the Yelm Tornadoes edged them 29-28. The Bulldogs won only 5 of the 12 matches, 4 of them being pins. Heavyweight Roy Kelley picked up his first win of the season as he pinned his man in 4:48. Keith Pederson, who has yet to allow his opponent to score a point, decisioned his man by an 8-0 Score. Results: Yelm 29, North Mason 28. 98-John Hannan was pinned by Enoch Wilkenson in 3: 12. 105-Joey Johson pinned Neis Anderson in 3:08. 1 1 2-Joel Werdall was decisioned by Mark Swain, 9-5. 1 1 9-Mark Harder was decisioned by Russ Booth, 8-7. 1 26-Ran Johnson was decisioned by Orval Johnson, 10-8. 132-Doug Raines was decisioned by Pat Jones, 6-5. 1 38-Keith Pederson d'ecisioned Cliff Anderson, 8-0. 145-Jack , Johnson pinned Ran Miller in 5: 11. 155-Ben Van Horn pinned Pat Martin in 5:19. 167-Jeff Werdall was decisioned by Doug Martin, 14-3. 185-Bob Greenleaf was pinned by Dan Ranger in :34. HVY.-Roy Kelley pinned Bill Anderson in 4:48. VANDALS STRIKE T. L. McMeckan reported vandalism to a truck parked in Allyn on December 12, according to a report from the local Sheriff's office. He left the vehicle for ten minutes and when he returned the keys were missing and wires under the dashboard pulled out. Later he returned to find the radio and heater missing and the battery cracked. ~ / I BELIFAIII BUlLnERS SUPPLY Phone CR 5-2090 VACATION - VILLAGE II. ~OPEN FOR INSPECTION / HOURS: t" BROCHURES -- PRICES (~ SAT. 8 - 2:30 // INFORMATION X WEEKDAYS7:30 - 5:30 Sound National Belfair Branch Holiday Banking Hours Friday, Dec. 24 Thursday, Dec. 30 Friday, Dec. 31 10to3 10 to 6 10 to 3 GLENN LANDRAM game as the Bulldogs Graesch. Savings Bonds suggested for Christmas gifts "This year, U.S. -Savings Bonds make better-than-ever Christmas gifts," Rend Odlin, Washington State Chairman for the Treasury's Savings Bonds Program, said today. "The interest rate is higher than ever, and the popular E Bond has a shorter-than-ever maturity period." There are other reasons for buying Savings Bonds as gifts, Odlin pointed out. "You don't have to worry about style, size, shape, or color. And they're priced to fit almost any pocketbook. They're indestructible - if lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed, the Treasury will replace them free of charge. They're patriotic, too. "It's easy to buy Bonds. Your bank has them available in denominations ranging from $25 to $1,000. And you now have a: choice of four colorful - and free - gift envelopes. "While Savings Bonds are especially appropriate at Christmas time, they are ideal gifts for almost any occasion," Odlin added. "For birthdays, new babies, anniversaries, graduations, weddings - you name it - Savings Bonds are the gift that keeps on giving." WALLET RETURNED The Wallet which was reported lost in last week'-s Herald has been found and returned, intact, to the owner it was learned from the local Sheriff's office this week. A reward was given the finder. WITHOUT KNOWING the force of words, it is impossible to know men. Confucius HITS for two in last Friday night's bowed to Sequim. Photo by John Menu For North Mason . Schools Dec. 20 -- Dec. 23 MONDAY -- Turkey a La King over whipped potatoes, seasoned green beans, cake, fruit and milk. TUESDAY -- Meat pie, buttered peas, cottage cheese & Fruit Salad, cookie and milk. WEDNESDAY -- Chili, mixed green salad, orange halves, cinnamon rolls and milk. THURSDAY -- Pork burgers on homemade bun, mixed vegatables, Waldorf salad, ice cream and milk. FRIDAY -- Christmas vacation! Happy Holidays! et Sound The hometown bank. and Union Oil Service REG. GAS 35.9 PREM. 39.9 OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 9 A.M.-ll P.M. Open 10 to 10 Daily (Man. 10 - 6) / ....... mmmn - -- -- I e, Zenith Color/B & W W-Radios-Hi-Fi's CHANNEL MASTER ANTENNAS SERVICE ON ALL MAKES Have Tubes -- Will Travel CR5-6244 HOURS: 10 - 6:30 DALLY -- SAT. ONLY: 10 - 1:30 STOVE AND E)IESEL SALE8 AUTOMATIC DELIVERY BUt}GET TERMI! P.O. Box 566, BELFAIR, WA. 9B52B TEL. CR 5-66SB BOB MAESN ER I TOM HAN LEY u i U Next to PUD Building At Belfair 4 x 4 Parts and Accessories 9 to 9 Weekdays and Saturdays 9 to 2 CR5-3133 CR5-2174 Sunday, Emergencie~ Page 8 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - December 16, 1971 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - e By LOU DONNELL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1811111~r Being an editor is never dull. Besides the stimulation of meeting new people every week there are constant opportunities to do things I've never tried before. One such opportunity came my way two weeks ago when 1 visited the North Mason School garage to view the new $27,000 bus just delivered to the district. After taking my pictures I was asked by Ormand Ormiston, the district's transportation supervisor and head mechanic, if I would like to go for a ride in the large 73-passenger vehicle. That sounded like fun, so off we went headed for Allyn. As he pulled off the highway just south of the Sherwood Creek bridge to head back to the schoolgrounds, he casually asked if I would like to drive it back. My first reaction was "Good Heavens, No!" I could see the bus lying on its side in a ditch somewhere between Allyn and Belfair with me trying to explain to the local taxpayers in an article in the paper why there was a $2,000 repair bill on the bus before it had ever taken a student to or from school. But he assured me the HUGE (it seemed bigger every second) bus was easy to handle and that many of the regular drivers were women who had no trouble driving the buses so I took a deep breath, crossed my fingers, said a short prayer and got behind the wheel. And made it back to the entrance to the school grounds driveway with no trouble at all. I didn't take my eyes off the road long enough to check whether Mr. Ormiston was biting off any fingernails or not but I did glance at the rearview mirror occasionally and after being used to a little Datsun, you wouldn't believe how FAR back that rear window appeared to be. Like a couple inches short of a quarter mile. I would like to apologize to the unwary motorist who was behind the bus as we approached the schoolgrounds. He's probably been wondering why a school bus should come to a full stop for about half a minute on the highway before entering the driveway. Well, you see, it's this way. The turn looked awfully sharp and the driveway awfully narrow and the bus awfully long and the closer I got the less confidence I had that I could get off the highway without running into trouble so I did the only thing I could do. I put on the brakes, jumped out of the driver's seat and exclaimed "Here, you take it the rest of the way." Shortly after we had returned, Vi Cokelet appeared at the garage for a trial run in the bus before she took her first busload of children home in it that afternoon. When I told her I had driven her brand new bus before she had, she got a big smile on her face and said "Oh, good, I didn't want to be the first one to put a dent in it." I haughtily assured her that I had returned the bus without even a scratch and she looked dissappointed. She said that was the only thing she didn't like about being chosen as driver of the new bus; she was going to feel so bad when she put that first dent in it. She didn't have long to wait. As I was half way through this column I got a phone call telling of the black ice casualties at the high school that morning and I shed a little tear for Vi when I heard that the bus, involved but not damaged badly, was the new one driven by her. I heard from one of the students who witnessed the slippery scene that Vi did an admirable job of controlling the bus as well as possible under the circumstances and was responsible for averting greater damages or possible injuries. Was I glad I hadn't been behind the wheel! Although, news is short this week, and a big picture of a bus lying upside down would have made a g_ood story. One consolation for Vi. She only had to worry about that first dent for one week and a day. Now she can relax. The second one won't be so bad. Boy drowns at Tiger Lake Tragedy struck at Tiger Lake last Friday afternoon when 17-month old Greggory Macaulay, son of Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Macaulay, was found face down in the lake and all efforts at resuscitation by his father and later by a Sheriff's deputy and the Belfair Aid Car crew failed. The drowrdng occured at approximately 4:45 p.m., a short time after the youngster apparently wandered out the back door of the house. Dr. Macaulay, who took over the dental practice of Dr. Ran Harmon when the latter moved his family to California so he could further his education, had brought his family to Belfair to live in the Harmon house on the lake. Funeral services were held in Bremerton Monday afternoon. Survivors in addition to his parents include paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. C. G. Macaulay of Riverside, Calif., maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Arve of San Gabriel, Calif.; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Macaulay, Sr. of Redland, Calif. and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. A. J. Belzer of Glendale, Calif. Section of the Shelton- Mason County Journal A STUDENT FALLING in front of the bus, quick application of brakes by the driver and black ice combined to cause a freak accident at North Mason High School last Thursday morning. Jerry Haughton, a student at the school, happened to be right at the scene with his camera and caught this picture of the district's brand new bus sliding down the hill, where it ended up hitting a parked car. ,e at Quicker than a magician can produce a rabbit from his hat, the weather man last Thursday morning turned the roadways, sidewalks and parking lot pavement on the hill leading up to North Mason High School from a merely "very wet" condition, following a hearer shower of rain, into one of hidden danger from black ice. All of a sudden kids were falling all over the place as the wet cement under their feets turned into ice, according to an eyewitness report. By the time the black ice melted, about thirty minutes later, it had left a lot of bruises on its fallen victims and a broken wrist on one, a badly damaged parked car in the parking lot and the first dent and a broken backup light on the school district's brand new 73-passenger bus. The only serious injury was sustained by Debbie Wolle, a fifth grader, who was taken to a doctor for treatment of a broken wrist. She had sprained her wrist a few days earlier so it wasn't until the doctor examined it that it was known whether the pain was due to aggravation of the sprain or a broken wrist. According to Debbie's sister, Debbie was wearing new shoes and the combination of the slippery soles and the slippery ice sent her falling while going up a hill. Other students, finding it impossible to get up the suddenly-slippery hills followed the lead of one girl who removed her shoes and made it to the top without a mishap, and they, too, arrived at the top in stockinged feet. Another fallen student was the cause of the damages to the car, driven to school by Dale Van Slyk, and the bus. As Mrs. Vi Cokelet drove the school bus up the hill in low gear and pulled up to the high school a girl walking from the parking lot to the high school building crossed in front of the South Shore bus and fell. To avoid running over the girl, Mrs. Cokelet put on the brakes, the bus started sliding down the hill, the rear end slid into the parking lot and hit the student's parked car. While the car was damaged extensively, a report from Ormand Ormiston, the school district's transportation supervisor, indicated that the new bus, in service for only a week, suffered only a little dent on the rear bumper and a broken backup light. He said the sudden black ice conditions around 7:30 to 8 that morning were not only on the hill at the high school. Several drivers, as tl]ey brought their busloads of children to school, reported trouble from sudden icy spots on their routes, but no other serious accidents occured. Principal of the high school, Ralph Lackey, said that everything had been normal as he drove up to the school about 7 a.m. Just wet pavement. Custodian Len Rose checked the sidewalks about that time and found them to be wet but safe. Evidently a short time later black clouds came overhead and doused the area in a heavy shower and within a few minutes of its termination some quirk in the (Please turn to Page 2) LIBRARY HOURS A reminder from the North Mason librarian was issued this week of the change in library hours during the holidays ahead. The library, situated in the rear of Belfair TV, will be open Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. (December 23 and 30) and closed on Fridays and Saturdays (December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1.) Regular Friday and Saturday hours will resume January 10. Prayer meetings at school before school starts vetoed At a meeting that lasted almost until midnight, the North Mason School Board, in a 3 to 2 vote, denied a teacher, Miss Jan Johnson, permission to hold prayer meetings in the school cafetorium each morning before the start of school. A letter was read from liaison officer between the State Dept. of Education,and the State Attorney General's office in which he declared that the use of school buildings, if rent were charged, would be legal for early morning prayer meetings but that he personally felt it would not be a good idea because it was so close to school hours. Miss Johnson appeared befoP: the Board and said she had been prompted to make the request by a majority of the students who had been participating in weekly prayer meetings with her in private homes in the evening. She said the meetings were not an attempt to replace the church's role nor were they attempting to take the place of any religious denomination. They simply needed a place to meet. Several members in the audience spoke in favor of permission. However three members of the Board seemed to think the time requested, just before the beginning of the school day, was an adverse factor. They also pointed out that not all school buses would have arrived by then so many students would be arriving late if they wished to be included. Carol Wentlandt and Gene Foster voted against permission; Jerry Reid and Bob Sills voted for it. Ray Kronquist, chairman of the Board, was required to vote to break the tie, and he, too, voted against it. Details of other matters brought up at the meeting will be in next week's Herald. There were 25 other subjects on the agenda of the unusually lengthy meeting.