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December 16, 1971

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VLL .'S ounw P|V ,tsJ 3oaa v oNv3n xg two tests at Port District A dye test made by the Thurston-Mason County Health Department at the North Shore house owned by Allyn Port district showed no pollution of the beach, it was learned form Port Commissioner Harold Hillman last week. The test had been made previous to the Dec. 1 meeting of the Port Commission, but the announcement of the test and results was missed by this reporter and was not included in last week's story on the meeting. Results of this test conflicted with reported results of a second test run by neighbors of the Port property, who reported at the meeting that the dye had shown up almost immediately in the Canal. "Although we were given the go-ahead to rent the property as is, with complete approval of the sewage system by the Health Dept., we felt the conflicting results warranted a new system, just to be sure," said Hillman. The commissioners had voted to put in a new septic tank and drain field at the meeting. The test by the Health Department was made by flushing the dye down the toilet, according to Hillman. In checking with Commissioner Leo Livingston, who was present at the second test made by him and Jay Campbell, both owners of property adjacent to the Port property, they, too, used the toilet for their tests. A further explanation of who tested the sewer drains of the Port of Allyn house on the North Shore is given by Leo Livingston, newly-elected Port Commissioner. "The Health Department never made a conclusive inspection of the sewer system," Livingston reported after a Friday visit to the Sanitarian's office in Shelton. "Derry Suther, a sanitarian, told me that he accompanied Bill Dennis, the real estate agent for the port, to the port's house. Mr. Suther said he didn't have time that day to wait to observe the results of a dye test. He said since the house had been vacant and the sewage system unused for several months, he felt it would take a long time for any possible seepage of the dye to show. "He therefore furnished Mr. Dennis with some dye. He left Dennis to observe the results of the dye test. Dennis subsequently ' reported that the result of the test was negative. "Suther said that a low tide or other circumstances might have prevented the dye from making an appearance when Dennis tested the system." Livingston and Jay Campbell, whose properties adjoin the port's house, subsequently made a dye test last month during a high low tide. "We knew exactly where the sewer outfall was on the beach as we had observed it discharging sewage last summer. It was so obvious that a dye test wasn't really necessary... We put dye in the toilet, flushed it twice, and got a spectacular discharge of green that colored a good portion of Pleasant Cove." Livingston said he will show colored pictures of the dye test at the next meeting of the Port Commission, Jan. 5, 8 p.m. at the Belfair Fire Hall. Letter to the editor Editor, Huckleberry Herald: One of my weekly reading pleasures after plunging through the JOURNAL is to read your comments and correspondence in the HUCKLEBERRY HERALD. This is a big help to me in keeping track of activities throughout areas of interest to our Company. Your latest column on the "sisterhood" of the black and white girls was especially good writing and as an expression of sensitivity to racial problems. Dave James Vice President- Public Affairs Simpson Timber Company PLATES STOLEN License plates were stolen off a car at a residence on the Old Belfair Highway December 12 according to a complaint received by the Belfair Sheriff's office. THERE WILL never be a system invented which will do away with the necessity for work. Henry Ford WHEN ALL THE slipping and sliding was done, a parked car at North Mason High School was in pretty bad shape. Photo by Jerry Haughton. North Mason Hi! h School News The theme for this year's GAA tolo is "Old-Fashioned Love Song." The decorations will be carried out in a predominantly red and white color scheme. The dance will be held from 8:30 p.m. to 1 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at the new elementary school building. Music will be provided by Pitchblende, a group from Shelton. Dress is casual, no jeans. An Honor Society field trip had been planned for December 8 but due to weather conditions it was cancelled. Tile plans for the trip were to go to the Carling Brewing Company, St. Regis Paper Company, and Nalley Valley. The next trip is being planned for January 12 to the Boeing 747 plant and Mariner High School in Everett. On December 9 an accident occurred in the student parking lot at the school. Mrs. Cokelet's By RONA HARPER new bus (B-1 1) slipped on the icy pavement and slid down the hill into Dale Van Slyke's El Camino. The car suffered damage to the right side and the bus had a broken backup light. No one was hurt in the accident and everyone in the bus stayed pretty calm while it was happening. December 15 the Girls' Club officers were scheduled to go to South Kitsap to a luncheon and fashion show. Girls' Club officers from other schools in the area were also invited. North Mason will host a luncheon for other schools in our area sometime in March. The Drill Team marched last Friday during half-time at the basketball game to music played by the band. The band played the theme from Patton and the Horse. Everyone did a fine job. A pep assembly was held last Friday to celebrate our victory and to get ready for the game fhat night. The Freshmen won the spirit keg and the cheerleaders had Mr. Amick introduce the wrestlers. When standing in line they stretch the length of the gym, that's how many of them there are. Mr. Thurston also gave a short talk on basketball. This year's varsity cheerleaders are Diane Shirk, Joni Slagle, Kathie Johnson, Susie Reynolds, Maria Schaeffer, and Kay Schillinger. The Freshmen cheerleaders are Karen Beeson, Kim Beeson, Karen Schillinger, and Cheri Yoest. The ASB put out a Student Directory this year with the names and phone numbers of all Block ice strikes (Continued from Page 1) weather turned the water on the pavement still deep in places, into ice. It happened so suddenly that no one was aware of the danger until people started falling and cars and buses started skidding. After her bus came to rest against the damaged car, Mrs. Cokelet got out to go back and survey the damage. She said she couldn't walk on the slippery ice so she sat down and slid to the back of the bus. One student who was seated in the rear of the wayward bus said the motor stalled when Mrs. Cokelet was forced to stop so abruptly and "everyone was kidding her, saying things like 'Nice going, Mrs. Cokelet' when all of a sudden the bus started sliding and wouldn't stop. It was sure scary." It will probably be awhile before they stop talking about the morning the black ice came to school. the kids in the school. Candy Sills put it together with help from some other people. The cover is in the school colors of blue and white with a big "NM" in blue. This will be a lot of help for students trying to call other students when they don't know the parents name. A Donkey Basketball game will be held in the gym December 21 at 7:30 p.m. Teachers will be riding the furry little beasts and trying to play basketball from there. December 23 the Senior High will be dismissed at 1:00 for Christmas vacation. School will resume January 3 at 8:00 a.m. as usual much to the dismay of everyone who wishes that vacation would last a lot longer before we would have to go back. One more week to Christmas vacation... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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, Washington 98584; telephone 426-44 ]2. LAST WEEK'S SNOWFALL was recorded on film by Tahuya Talk columnist, Lennia Cates. This is how it looked Wednesday of last week out in the Tahuya area. 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Christmas party held by Chamber Forty persons, including members, husbands, wives and guests, turned out for the Christmas party put on by Belfair Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday evening of last week. Following a Happy Hour (called at Attitude Adjustment Hour by program chairman Evalyn Stirling) those in attendance served themselves from a heavily laden buffet table prepared by Earl and Mary Owens of Belfair Cafe. "Antoines in New Orleans could not have set a more attractive table nor served more tasty food," commented one member. After a short business meeting in which members voted to donate $25 towards paying off the cost of Belfair's Youth Center, musical entertainment was provided by Bill Griffith, Chamber president, and Tex Stifling, the "singing bartender." Community singing of Christmas songs and some old favorites was also part of the program. GUITARS UP TO OUR NECKS $15 and Up ROBERTS MUSIC 822V= Park ES 3-6116 Bremerton Singing bartender Tex Stirling helped create a gay atmosphere. NEW CONSTRUCTION--REMODELING--ROOFING DECKS--CONCRETE WORK FORMICA--CERAMIC TILE Free Estimates Call CR 5-2196 Collect CR5-2020 P.O. Box 575 For all your electrical wiring & heatin9 needs G.E. MICROWAVE OVEN---It's Fantesticl Stop & see it demonstrated. (And eat the results!) DISHWASHER HOLIDAY SALE It'* not ~mly be~utilul, but will I1~, you ymm 4 m Two hall width md~ imlhmt t~r ~W Imul. ~. 2 'qsh el~: lqm'm~l I~lls lot ev~ycky Ioed~ Rim~ & Hold fee ~e a dey waddnl. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Your choice Front or Top Load 95 (Other models available at prices you can afford.) iiim ml Ildd Small down payment holds till Christmas December 16, 1971 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 7