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December 23, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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Robert Tobey Robert L. Tobey will be installed as Master at the 1081h annual installation of officers of Mt. Monah Lodge No. 11, F and AM. Dec. 27. Yhe ceremomes will be held in the Mast)nit Temple in Shelt(m starting al 8 p.m. Other otiiccrs to be installed are ('harles Morrison, senior warden~ Lo} A. Ilicks, junior warden; W. B. William Brickert, treasurer: W. B. Arnold Cheney, secretary: Jack I'owell.senior deacon; k~rell Sclieslad. junior deacon : Le(mard ('~de. senior steward: Loran Armagosl,junior steward; l. er~> l)ishon, chaplain: Bartlelt Parks. marshall. and Marvin Biehl, I yler. All Masons, their tamilies and friends arc welcome to allend the rcutting (Continued from Page 1 j by cedar and hemlock. The new growth, he commented, starts out with between 5,000 and 10,000 seedlings per acre which is reduced to about 100 trees when they are mature. While claims have been made that clear cutting damages the soil, Dr. Stanley Gessel, professor of soils, told the group, definite proof is lacking in most instances. There is a great deal of work being done on soils at universities, and, computors are helping in compiling the information so more can be learned. It has been the policy in many areas to convert the forest soils to agricultural soils, but, condili~ms in Western Washington have made this difficult, Gessel said. The soil is the product ,')f the environment, he said, and soils are constantly changing. You have to know what you are talking abotlt before you can claim clear culling damages soils, and, in his opinion this inlormation is not complete. Each case could be different because ol the ditlerent type of soil, Dr. Gessel said. Dr. David Wooldridge, professor ot hydrology, commented that about 95 per cent ot the run ofl water in this area comes trom forest lands. Cutting the timber increases the amount of run off, he said, as the trees use up water which, when they are gone, goes into the streams. Sedimentation in streams c~,rnes largely from road building in connection with logging since the old growth has just about reached its maturity and cannot take advantage of tile benefits of thinning as the second growth can. In answer to a question on the effects of fertilization of forest lands on the acquatic environment, they commented that the fertilization which gets into the water increases fish production because the food supply ]s increased. Dr. Gerald SchreudeI, discussing the economic effects of logging and recreation on forest land, commented that how you look at clear cuthng depends on what side you are on. The various methods of forest land use put either timber or recreation first, he said. One of the problems is to put a value on the use of the land for recreation. Restrictions or a ban on clear cutting would cause an economic shift from the forest factor to the recreation lector, he stated. Dr. ]homes Waggner, who also discussed the economic implications of the clear cutting question, stated that it clear cutting was banned, there would be a reduction in money lrom timber harvesting, but, at the same time an increase in businesses dealing with recreation. The economic benefits from the use of forestland would switch from the timber industry to tile recreation industry, and, would probably benefit different people. One factor to consider, he said, would be whether or not the amount of additional recreational activity would make up for the t Louise Pulsifer Louise Pulsifer Has 90th Birthday Recently Louise Pulsifer, known t() her near the ocean. friends and her family as She is a member of the "Grandma", was honored on her Skokomish Indian Reservation 90th birthday at a party hostessed Assembly of God Church, which by Mrs. George Fischer on she attends twice weekly. December 15 in her Union home. progranl. operations, he commented. Areasloss because of the reduction in where the trees are removed have the timber industry. A specially decorated cake was served and Grandma Pulsifer was a ,,uiiicieFlt cover of other plants NEARLY ALL legislation presented with many gifts. Licenses ,,, l, revent cxcessive amounts of involves a weighing of public Mrs. l'ulsifer, although her sedimenlali~,n, needs as against private desires: eye-sight is less keen than in her T O Sedimentation is usually and likewise a weighing of relative youneer years, still makes baskets o _n worse aitcr the first storm social values, from the sweet gr~lss that she following the road work, and, Louis D. Brandeisgathers each summer from areas CalIUs About ~--~ OAK PARK A Planned ~'~,,~" ~.~ Unit Development ~~ 426-2646 ~fl HIMLIE REALTY, INC."~ Sale Jan. 3 following the second storm in ~l~l~l~l~l~:l~l~:l~l~l~:l;~ll~:~t~:ll~:i~~~~~~ Vehicle and .,npe lice*, e ,n,,stcases I will go ,)n stilt' 21 lhc Mason Portable debris, which reduces | ('aunt\ Auditor", Ollice Jan. 3, lhe oxygen content in rivers and ('ountyAudih,l RulhBovsensaid slreanls call and should be ~ ~ ~ Ibis week. eliminated, Wooldridge said. Velucle licenses will also be Studies have shown lllerc is ~ on sale at three agencies in the no increase in disolved nulrienls | | ,,. Will be closed for inventory | Substation, Iloodsport Lumber operations, he slated. ('o. and Jim Snedthm Farmers In answer to a question from Insurance oftice il1 Shelton. the audience, the three who acled , .-I remoA I; .-, 1: noon on Mrs. Boy,en also sl;at~u:l as g pa.dl after making their I ,-,~ anu ,ram v~hile licenses can be ob,,taJ, i~d pre~entalions, steted that thinninggrowth,practicai ", ":!] [ :: 2 itl, th.u SUH" JA I ....... i| by mailinglilt' pre-run anti a old growthtimber, as is done ill~ ~1 chec. t,, the ,,,u.ty .ud,tor's second ,s n,,, ' r ]nd ()flice. , ~ mid effect m January, all slide-in ~ campers at leas! five leel high and I title and licensr, Mrs. Boysen said. ('amper licenses will n,,t be I 1 fronl the auditor's office, she said. SO Slit" asked calnper owners lo A TUE AY J~'i to license their campers: bill of sale, invoice, dealer's report of sale or other proof+ ou, ~mot,,~ '~' ' Proof ,,l sales tax paid. CONEY ISLAND v, Welghl slip for can, per or 15! ~ nlanuiacturer's st;dement of weight. ('amper scale weight can 1 1 be figured by weighing the truck o~Fe~ ~. x~t)~vt~ u D~ ~ and camper an,, ,hen subtract,ng "'"O", See you Monday, January 3, 1972. the truck scale weight shown on ~ the registratmn cemficate. Page 2 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, December 23, 1971 Southside Group To Sing (;de. Daniel J. Evans has entitled"Christmas Under the invited tire mixed choral group l)ome". from Southside School to Teachers of the group are participate in a party for state Annette McGee, Bernie Lang, employees children Dec. 22. Don Korte, Ruth Miller and Lynn The students will present a Wilson. twenty minute program followed by community singing in the ACCIDENT: an inevitable rotunda of the State's Capitol. occurence due to the action of Gay. Evans and Santa Claus immutable natural laws. will be on hand for the party Ambrose Bierce Mt. Moriah Lod No. 11 F. & A. M. Monday, December 27 (St. John's Night) Stated Communication Lodge Opens 8 p.m. Alex E. Smith, W.M. t Cheney, Secretary An international product by Waltham of Chicago W&ter-Resist&nt* FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Jr JUST PlII~ S~.llll Evergreen Square 426-34S6 Shelton