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December 30, 1971

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Southside Party At By MRS. RAY KRATCHA SOUTHSIDE - Bachelors 4-H club had its Christmas party Dec. 13 at the Southside Grange Hall. The boys attending were Eric Johnson, Marty Gates, Rick Nault, Mike Wheeler, Rodney Johnson, Arne Swenson, Roger Murray, Chris Buckanan, Mark Wheeler, Todd Anderson, Junior leaders Chris Rickard and Teresa Murray and leader Ann Wheeler. Members played games and brought canned goods for the Exceptional Foresters. The boys exchanged gifts and had treats. The Bachelors went Christmas caroling Dec. 16 at the hospital and nursing home. The next meeting is Jan. 10 reported Todd Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kratcha last Thursday evening visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha. Friendship club met Wednesday Dec. 15 for their Christmas party at the home of Elsie Buining. They exchanged secret pal gifts. There were ten members and one guest present. Mr. and Mrs. John Cookson and Jackie and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Swindall last Saturday evening visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha. Southside Homemakers met at Evelyn Kreifels Dec. 21 for their Christmas party. Those attending were Jane Hendrick, Monna He/n/s, Shirley Stiles, Ruth Chambers, Pat Freeman, Joan Herrick and Evelyn Kreifels. Members exchanged gifts. Evelyn Kreifels served deserts. The Southside Homemakers Monna Heinis and Ruth Chambers met at Shirley Stites Dec. 17 and made popcorn balls for the small children of the Rogers school. Sn ow Cove rs The Christmas By DORA HEARING MATLOCK - It snowed here all day Christmas and left a few inches of wet snow on the ground. I want to wish my readers and friends a Happy New Year and tla~k ~all' who gave me iterns ,, during the year. Matlock Ladles Club will meet Jan. 5 as the club postponed its meeting this week. Mr. and Mrs. William Barnes ~MSr. spent from Thursday to onday, the Christmas Holidays with their aunt Mrs. Louise Green in Portland, Ore. Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Hearing were Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bradberry Christmas Eve guests at the Lud Rossmaier home were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sharp and family, James Rossmaier and girls Brenda and Lisa of Olympia and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Goodburn and family of Shelton and Mrs. Larry Cham berlin of Port Orchard. Christmas day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lud Rossmaier were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rossmaier and family of Olympia, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rossmaier and sons of Tumwater, James Rossmaier of Olympia and Mrs. Larry Chamberlin and family of Port Orchard. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bradberry spent Christmas Eve with the Merland Goodburn family near Shelton. Harold Hopkins was also a guest. Mr. and Mrs. Wells Mayers and sons spent Christmas at Auburn with friends. Mrs. Mayer remained a few days with her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelly and family of Seattle spent the Christmas Holidays here at their farm and with Mrs. Alta Kelly. Carl Portman spent the Christmas Holidays in Tacoma with Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Portman. Mr. and Mrs. Max Cash spent the Christmas holidays with their families, Earl Cash and girls in Everett and the David Chamblin family of Alderwood Manor. Mrs. Jean Diggie and family of McCteary spent theChristmas holidays with her folks the Edward Valleys. Susan, Stanley and Carl Goodburn of Shelton were Sunday overnight guests of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lud Rossmaier. Mr. and Mrs. David Knipshield of Shelton and Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Ford were Christmas Eve guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Brehmeyer Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Boothe of one of the world's most quoted newspapers Call tot Abo~t OAK PARK A Planned Unit Development 426-2646 HIMLIE REALTY, I Christmas Eve guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Weston and family were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baxter and family. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mattson and Dale Christmas day were Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Asche and Winston, Mrs. Dennis Loertscher and children, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mattson and Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Asche and family and Mrs. Gus Ellison. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mattson and Dale and Mary Albaugh were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ellison. Mr. and Mrs. Toni Weston and family were Sunday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Triplett and family of Puyallup. Last Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Tom Weston and family were dinner guests of Mr. T. A. Weston of Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Asche and Winston were Christmas Eve guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Asche and family. Christmas Eve dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha were Mr. and Mrs. John Kratcha Jr. of Silverdale, Mr. and Mrs. John Cookson and Jackie, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kratcha, John Kratcha and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kratcha, Michael and Shelley. Jackie Cookson daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cookson celebrated her fifth birthday Sunday evening. Her grandpa and grandma Kratcha were dinner guests to help her celebrate and Jackie's fathers birthday that was on Monday was also celebrated. Christmas day visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kratcha were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kratcha, John Kratcha, Mr. and Mrs. John Cookson and Jackie, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Jordan and Ranee and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Darling of Rialto, Calif. Holidays and baby were weekend guests at the I. C. Ford home. Don Hansen is in the Mason General Hospital, but is getting along nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Walker and girls of Tacbma spent Christmas With the EarlWalkers and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Walker and David came and spent the evening. Mr. and Mrs. William Chrisman and family of Tacoma spent Christmas at the Dick Tupper home. Mr. and Mrs. Alan Tupper of Lake Nahwatzel were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Tupper. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnston and family of Satsop spent Sunday at the Herbert Brehmeyer Sr. home. Mr. and Mrs. David Smith and family of Humptulips spent Christmas weekend with their folks the Archie Kelleys. David Davis of Wishkaw was a Christmas day caller at the Archie Kelley home. Judged the most fair newspaper in the U.S. by professional journalists themselves. A leading international daily. One of the top three newspapers in the world according to journalistic polls. Winner of over 79 major awards in the last five years, including three Pulitzer Prizes. Over 3000 news- paper editors read the Monitor. Just send us your name and address and we'll mail you a few free copies of the Monitor without obligation. "mmmmm, mmm, m m, ml I Please Print II I I I Name I | Addrol, | I I I City I II State Zip ....... l THZ I MON I Box 125. Astor Station I Boston, Massachusetts 02123 | I Z,SE, I I. ~ ~ mt ~ ~ mm ~ ~ am ~ mm ,,a hal By DELORES DRAKE HOODSPORT - Dreams of a White Christmas became a reality for children living along Hood Canal. Snowflakes started drifting down before 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and continued Christmas Day until the trees glistened and three to five inches of snow blanketed the ground. Children, dogs, and those young in heart headed for the slopes Christmas morning to try out their new sleds, saucers and snow machines. Of course there were some residents not prepared for the snow, but they quickly inflated their car innertubes for some fun-filled sledding. Many local people, recalling the joys of childhood and spreading happiness for the holidays shared their Christmas dinners with relatives and friends. Thirty-five members of the Johnston family of Hoodsport gathered at the Potlatch clubhouse for their annual Christmas Day dinner. The fireplace was built up with wood, Slate Event Gordon Parker of Shelton announced today that all meetings at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses will be cancelled for the weekend. This will permit the congregation to attend the circuit assembly in Bremerton at the Coontz Junior High School. Opening sessions will convene at 6:45 p.m. Friday with singing and experiences, and at 7 p.m. the district supervisor, Malcome Van Ike, will deliver the welcome address which sets the theme for the convention. He will speak on the subject, "Keep On Doing It More Fully." The program will run to about 9 p.m. with a variety of short talks and demonstrations. Parker pointed out that operating such a convention, including the finding of rooming accommodations, providing meals and all the other services, takes about 300 voluntary workers. Some 20 departments have been organized to handle all this activity, and they will be under the direction of Edwin Thogerson, the circuit supervisor. The highlight of the assembly will be the main address Sunday entitled, "Can You Live Forever? - Will You?" 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S. 426-4602 Page 14 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, December 30, 1971 ees giving a homey touch to the gaily decorated hall. ttam, turkey and all the trimmings were served family style. There was the exchange of gifts, games to play and music for listening as everyone relaxed for an afternoon of friendship and reminiscing good times. Mr. and Mrs. Every Winters enjoyed dinner with their children and grand children Christmas day. Present at the Winter's home for the joyful family reunion were all the grandchildren and their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson of Lacey, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown of Tacoma, Mr. and Mrs. (;ene Winters and Mr. and Mrs. Emery Winters Jr. of Port Angeles and Mr. and Mrs. Mick Simmons of Hoodsport. Friends and relatives gathered at the Kenneth Connally home for dinner Christmas Eve. Present were Molly's mother, Mrs. Elsie Seymore, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Seymore and family of Shelton, Ron Seymore and Mr. and Mrs. Weatherly of Olympia, Marvin Weatherly of Tacoma, Jan and Lanelle Short of Hoodsport and Tony Forcher. The highway to Sequim was very hazardous Christmas day but the Jim O'Neils had a safe trip to Sequim. Jim's mother, brother and sister, along with their families helped Jim out with their back seat driving and kept the e rls mas O'Neils company as they crept their way to Tim and LaVada O'Neils for Christmas dinner Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnsonand family drove to Eugene,Ore. for the three day holiday to spend Christmas with Tar's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth. They found the traveling good and the weather beautiful with sunshine, but no snow. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Drake and Mrs. and Mrs. Marvin LaChance joined the Harold Drake family for Christmas breakfast and a Christmas decorated Birthday cake to wish Harold a Happy Birthday and a Merry Christmas. The twenty-third of December was a big day for Patrick O'Neil. While Dona was busy decorating and making preparations for Pat's birthday party, Pat found out that you can eat your cake and have it too if your Momma's a good cook. There was an explanation though to the cake disappearing. "Momma I was hungry and so was Dude (the dog) so we ate my birthday cake". Quickly another birthday cake was prepared before 11 of Pat's friends and their Mommas and daddys arrived to help Pat celebrate his third birthday. The group of 17 packed into the O'Neils van and set out about Hoodsport singing the traditional Christmas Carols and spreading happiness for many people. Upon their return from caroling they were greeted by Santa Claus and his bag of toys. Gifts were passed out while the children took turns sitting on Santa's knee and whispering to him their wishes for Christmas. New residents welcomed to Hoodsport this past week are Jim and Linda Messer and three children. The Messers moved here from California just in time to enjoy the snow. Linda was able to give her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Connie Barnett of Upper Skokomish Valley, a helping hand as she prepared Christmas dinner for them at the home where she grew up. This weeks vacation will give Sherry, Janice and Jimmy Messer a chance to get acquainted before they enter school next Monday The children will be in the sixth, fourth and first grades respectively. The community was saddened this week with the death of their close friend, Miss Claire Wilson. Miss Wilson entered Mason General Hospital just a day before Christmas and died Sunday evening. Miss Wilsonwas born in Sonora, Calif. August 12, 1911. She served as a nurse in the Army before moving to Hood Canal about 20 years ago to care for now ells Mrs. Dorothy Graves and her sister Miss Mary Schauland who lived at the present site of Ayock beach. Claire resided at Star Rt. 1, Hoodsport in the Star White Addition. Until her death, she was employed as a registered nurse at the Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center. Claire's many friends will remember her for her friendship and generosity towards others. Mrs. Betty Johnston's cousin, 1st. Lt. David Vargo of Aurora is one of four airforce pilots who were assigned to fly the "Bob Hope Christmas Show" on its annual tour of military bases throughout the world. David received his pilot wings from Webb A.F.B. in Texas in September, 1970. He is assigned to the 63rd. Military Air Lift Wing at Norton A.F.B. in San Bernadino, Calif. The tour which left Dec. 15 from Van Nuys, Calif. is scheduled to return to L.A. International Airport Dec. 31. The tour will make six scheduled stops: Hickham A.F.B., Hawaii; Kadena A.B., Okinawa; Bangkok A.B., Thailand; Aviano A.B., Italy; Torregon A.B., Spain and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The flight will be made in C 141 transport planes. The longest stop will be at Bangkok where the troupe will use small aircraft for six journeys in to Viet Nam. Fifteen members of the O.N.O. Club met at the home Mrs. Bill Goodpaster evening. Co-hostesses for evening were Mrs. Rudy Mrs. Robert Bearden, and Bessie Hale. The lovely decorations the opening of the gifts of year polyanna made a fun tim find out who each polyanna Gifts were won by Mrs. Simmons, Mrs. Bob Smith Mrs. Glenn Liner. A Christmas red jello was served and Santa Claus made by Betty Goodpaster given each guest. Phone greetings were made to members, Mrs. Archie Calahan Panorama City and Mrs. Addleman in Forks. Each was given the opportunity to with these former club who were unable to attend. And you can count on our people -- the performance-minded people at Union Pacific -- to keep the cars moving to make sure shippers have the types of cars they need when they need them. You can depend on the U.P. folks to keep their 71,000 freight cars working to your advantage. Whatever your shipping requirements may be -- your best bet is to be specific and call Union Pacific -- right now! J