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December 30, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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......... ,,,,i,,=, i im inl iiii i i Ii _ i,, rth Mason High School News , ,, ..................... ,, ,,,! ~ ....... ........ . , .~, ,: .... :~: ...... .... .. ....- ....... : ................ ~ ................... ~. .......... ~,,~, ,,. , ~ ,~ ,,.,,.,, ,,.,: ~- / D & G TREE SERVICE TOPPED, TRIMMED OR REMOVED FULLY INSURED By RONA HARPER lunch. They are quite nice and will be a good thing to have as a keepsake when everyone is all grown-up and graduated. The long awaited sidewalk between the High School building and the Gymnasium is finally being built. It was given approval at the last School Board meeting and work began last week. It will not be covered at this time because there are not sufficient funds to pay for the cover but it will be constructed so that a cover can be added at a later date. Be sure to read next week's column to see what exciting thing is happening at North Mason that not very many people know about. I hope everyone is having a good vacation. School begins again at 8:00 a.m. on January 3. DILLENBURG ISSHOWN on his way to pin in week before last's smashing win overOrt,ng Photo by John Graesch. The big excitement during this Christmas vacation is the wrestlers' trip to Eastern Washington. Hopefully, (I say this because I have to write this a week before it's in the paper and I can never be sure) the wrestlers wrestled at Coulee Dam yesterday at 3 p.m. The second and third strings were to wrestle and I hope they did a fantastic job. Then today they were to wrestle at Moses Lake at 7:30 p.m. with the first and second strings wrestling. Tomorrow they will wrestle at Naches in a tournament with four schools, the other two being Toppenish and Sunnyside. The first round will start at 2:30 p.m. with the consolation round and finals starting at 7:30 p.m. When asked, Mr. Hawkins said that the trip over the mountains was the result of a promise (or threat) that he made when the wrestlers who are Seniors now were Freshmen: He told them then that when they were Seniors they would wrestle Moses Lake. Their reaction four years ago was they thought he didn't mean it, that he was just kidding but now four years later they are going to Moses Lake so he must have been serious. The first thing he said when I asked him what he wanted to say about his wrestlers was, "I love 'era, especially the Cordell Kid." Two of the cheerleaders will be going to support the team. They are Kathie Johnson and Kay Schillinger. The cheerleaders are selling North Mason Bulldog Mascot pins although there are only a few left. They are small gold Bulldogs that can be pinned anywhere you want. Everyone buy one and help the cheerleaders to raise money for activities relating to our athletic program. The pins cost only $1.00 and are a fine piece of jewelry for everyone. The December girl of the month is Jo Hagan chosen for her personality. Congratulations! Last Tuesday was the Donkey Basketball Tournament with the North Mason Faculty playing the Belfair Firemen in the first game (the Faculty won) and the GAA playing the Lettermen in the second game. The GAA won and played the faculty where they won again making the GAA the Donkey Basketball champions at North Mason. The Lettermen sponsored the event and made somewhere between $125 and $140 on it plus what they earned at the concession stand. The Lettermen plan to have the Husky football team out to play basketball like they did last year. This will be sometime in February. Last Monday the students in the Spanish classes who wished to do so went to La Mavada for dinner to try some Mexican food. They traveled in a bus with Mrs. Kriegel, who is the teacher, as chaperone. After having eaten an enormous amount of Mexican food they went to the Baskin-Robbins that was next to the restaurant and had ice cream for dessert. At the last pep assembly the Girls' Club officers put on a skit about what they would be if they weren't Girls' Club officers. It ended when they sang that they would be Santa Claus and Roy Kelley dressed up as Santa came out and all the officers threw cand~ to the students seated in the bleachers. It was very funny and the candy tasted good, too. The Sophomore class pins finally arrived and were distributed last Tuesday during Wes Griffey CR S-2117 Lou Dobbs TR 6-4783 RARE BIRDS will be closed January and February, 1972. Open by appointment only. Please feel free to call upon us. Dan and diane Robinson CR5-6273 T epair Work k.~~ 24 Hr, Wrecker Service FA!R MOBIL ............. ,, 4 x 4 Parts and Accessories 9 to 9 Weekdays and Saturdays 9 to 2 CR5-3133 CR5-2174 Next to PUD Building Belfair MOPAR PRODUCTS Sunday Emergencies ADULT EVENING WINTER QUARTER BEGINNING JANUARY 3, 1972 COURSE TITLE CREDIT DAY ROOM TIME INSTRUCTOR FEE ADULT RECREATION 25c 0 W Gym 7:00-9:00 Guidi per night Coeducational instruction and participation in the fundamentals of volleyball, badminton, weight training, and basketball. GENERAL ART 0 Th 101 7:00-9:00 Morse $15 A special course for adults Who wish to explore several areas in the field of art such as design, water colors, oil painting, etc. Tota! class hours 20. B.E. 19--Typing for Personal Improvement 2 Th 137 7:00-9:00 This course is designed for students who have had typing in high school or who have completed beginning typing but wish to improve their proficiency. B.E, 121A -- Bookkeeping 2Vz Th 139 7:00-9:30 Basic principles of modern record keeping and accounting theory, with adaptations of these fundamentals to small business and professional situations. B.E. 290 --Stock Market Investing 2 w 145 7:00-9:00 Skinner A beginner's course in investing with the emphasis placed on common stock investment as a personal and family problem rather than from the technical viewpoint. Bonds preferred stocks, and mutual funds will be discussed. COMMUNITY CHOIR Instruction in four-part co-educational singing. Music 0 W Room 8:00-10:00 Nelson Free DRIVER TRAINING 0 w 108 7:00-9:00 Hedstrom $60 A course for adults who want to learn how to drive a car and prepare themselves to take the Washington State Driver's test. Wood FIBERGLASS CRAFTS 0 Th Shop 7:00-9:00 Caughie $15 Decor~,,tive and practical applications of plastics will be presented in this course. Some decorative applications of plastics will be in working with glass and brass designs, rattan design, castings, and beach scenes. Laminations, floor, and table coverings will demonstrate some of the practical uses of plastics. Total class hours 20. PHOTOGRAPHY o w 107 7:00-9:00 Fisher $15 Basic photography course covering hand-held cameras, light meters, panchromatic (black and white) films and their processing, contact printing and enlarging. Total class hours 20. SEWING 0 W 139 7:00-9:30 Dagnie $18 This course is designed to teach basic and advanced skills in sewing. Students choose individual projects to gain the sewing skills they desire. Bring patterns, materials, etc., with you. Total class hours 25. SPANISH 140A -- Conversational Spanish 2 Th 108 7:00-9:00 Peters This course will emphasize vocabulary and conversation, and is available to beginners as well as those who may have had some foreign language experience. Wood WOODWORKING 0 w Shop 7:00-9:00 Olsen Basic skills in woodworking whereby each student will design and construct his own project. Total class hours 20. $15 All Classes to be held at North Mason High School. If there is any class you would be interested in having Olympic College offer, please list it in the space provided below and mail to Extension Office, Olympic College, 16th & Chester, Bremerton, Washington 98310, or return it to the registration clerk during the first week of class. Name of Class Night Preferred ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By LOU DONNELL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ll~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~~~l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~l~~~~U~~~~r For the first time in several years those who keep dreaming of a white Christmas got their wish. Although it complicated things a bit for us since we spent Christmas Day in Seattle, I'll have to admit the snow on the trees made a pretty sight as we headed north. By the time we reached Purdy the snow disappeared and we didn't see any again until we reached the north end of Seattle. We passed one car in the ditch on our way to Seattle, just before coming to Purdy, and one more in almost the same place on our way back the next day. By the time we returned everything was icy so traffic was moving slow. Twice while we lived at Mason Lake we saw the lake freeze over but I never expected Case Inlet to have ice on it when we moved to Allyn. But Monday morning there it was. Sure turned COLD in a hurry. By Tuesday morning it was snowing again and the weatherman predicted rain by Wednesday so maybe things will get back to normal by the New Year. Besides the snow, another touch of Christmas spirit added to the community's enjoyment of the holiday season. With their jeeps decorated with Christmas lights, and playing Christmas music over an amplifier, the Belfair Pack Rats spent the evenings before Christmas driving through different sections of the North Mason area. We may not have the lighted Christmas ships that Seattle has, but we had our seranade, too, thanks to members of the Pack Rats. I'm sure everyone who was home when they passed by enjoyed their Christmas present to the community. Now let's turn off those "White Christmas" records and let the snow and ice disappear before the celebrants have to drive home from all the New Year dances being held in the area. And let me add my wish for a happy and prosperous New Year to those you will be receiving Friday night. Historical Society sponsors writing Here's your chance to learn to become a historical writer with a chance of seeing your work in print. You can find out how to dicover authentic historical material through standard research techniques. You will learn how to select items of historical significance. You can even learn how to write a historical sentence. These are the objectives of a new class in historical writing which is being sponsored by the Mason County Historical Society, announces Leo Livingston, president. The first session will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Belfair Community Baptist Church January 6. The classwork will consist of discussion of writing and research techniques combined with criticism of material written by class members, Livingston said. Acceptable material will be edited and publishedby the society. There is no charge for the Page 8 - Huckleberry Herald section of Shelton-Mason County Journal - December 30, 1971 ~: ; ~ . ............. 5._: ..... ~:, ~,, , m,, ,,l ~i I .... Section of the Shelton- Mason County Journal GIRL SCOUTS from Belfair visited Mason General Hospital the week before Christmas to serenade the patients with Christmas carols. Photo by Carol Wentlandt. class class. It is open to members of the society and others interested in historical writing and research. The writing sessions will replace the regular meetings of the society which have been postponed until April. Those wishing to sign up for the free writing course are requested to contact the society's secretary, Irene Davis, Crestview 5-2032 or write to the society Rt. 2, Box 15, Belfair, Wash. For further information, call Livingston at Crestview 5-6421. A CHRISTMAS PROGRAM was put on by students of Grades 1, 2 and 3 on Wednesday night of last week. Photo by Barbara Knight. by LOU DONNELL With 1971 about to come to an end, it's time to go through the files and pick out some of the highlights of the year. As the year began local residents were busy collecting money, clothes and household articles to give to the Rick Mathews family whose rented house had been burned to the ground as 1970 drew to a close. Sympathy for the family diminished somewhat when no thanks were forthcoming and quotes by the couple in a Bremerton newspaper made it sound as though the Belfair Fire Department was responsible for their plight. An editorial in the Herald correcting all their mis-statements put the blame for the loss of their possessions where it belonged, on Mathews himself who stacked firewood in front of a faulty electrical outlet which he knew was faulty. Belfair's social life was cut drastically with the announcement from the County Prosecutor's office that the tolerance policy on all types of gambling had come to an end and the Saturday night Bingo games came to an end until the law was changed later in the year. Probably the most remembered event of the month of January was the heavy snow followed by a power outage affecting most of the County. It was three days in some of the outlying are:s before hard-working PUD crews had everything back to normal. Crews from other Counties were sent in to help local men because of the wide-spread damage to power lines. It's always nice to know when something good happens because of an editorial or news story in the Herald and in February the trustees for the Sam Theler estate, People's National Bank in Seattle, followed through on a suggestion offered by the Herald that the area behind the Belfair Tavern and Herald office should be paved to help eliminate the danger of parking in front and backing out onto the highway. The Two Rare Birds opened its door next door to the Herald and the Mason County Sheriff's Department began 24-hour coverage of the North Mason area. The February election saw the re-run of the $100,000 bond issue for a new firehall for Belfair pass but the two special levies for the school district failed by a small margin. A registration drive to get as many people as possible to register to vote was carried out by the Citizen's Committee and the school levies, one for buses and the other for operating and maintenance expenses, passed in the second election in April. By March people had heard about the new ruling of the State Fisheries Department which denied homeowners the right to remove their own oysters from the beach while still in the shell and the grumblings resulted in a (Please Turn to Page 2)