Today's newcomer driving past the Gate House into and around King City would find it hard to believe that as recently as February 1, 1964 the 250 acres comprising our Adult Community was a farm. In these few short years we have grown into an incorporated city. The Tualatin Development Company's vision of a community of residents fifty years or older with no children under eighteen years of age seemed immediately to intrigue many retired persons and those planning to retire in the near future.
As a protection for homeowners both present and future an organization known as the King City Civic Association was incorporated on June 9, 1964 and filed September 9, 1964 at the office of the Corporation Commissioner of Oregon as a non-profit Oregon corporation. Its purpose is to provide and maintain the community recreational areas and to assess and collect the necessary dues. The association also administers the deed restrictions which will keep King City the pleasurable place it is in which to live.
The summer building program was a very ambitious one with the completion of the Town Hall, Craft House, and swimming pool, as well as many residences and work on the golf course. The first five families moved into their homes during October. This event was celebrated at a dinner given by T.D.C. at Nendels and those attending were Walter and Myrtle Meister, Wally and Esther Brooks, Ellsworth and Helen Brokaw, Joe and Jennie Grimstad, and J. R. and Pearl Devlan. By December, 1964 a total of thirteen houses were occupied.
During 1965 definite steps were taken to form several activity groups and clubs. By September the following organizations were active: sewing, Gladys Boegli, Chairman; ceramics, Marguerite Anderson, Chairman; knitting, Esther Osborn, Chairman; card playing, Frank Nelsons and Paul Olmsteads, Co-Chairmen; breakfast club, Oscar and Katherine Martin, Chairmen.
The first COURIER was mimeographed by Matt Mattoon under the direction of Paul Olmstead on July 1, 1965 but was discontinued after the December issue. A few issues of a small pamphlet-sized paper was printed by Portland Federal Savings. Renewed efforts were made in 1966 to resume the original concept of a publication with the result that Mercedes Paul was appointed editor and Paul Olmstead was designated the publisher. The COURIER continued in mimeographed form from September 1, 1966 to the present tabloid format.
A Christmas Tea, December 12, drew a large crowd of residents and guests. The Ceramic Class had a display of their work expressing seasonal ideas. Assisting hostesses to Mrs. Ron Sorensen and Mrs. Tony Wald were, Alma Smith, Irene and Alma Browning, Mary Scott, Clara Leslie, Edna Morrison, Ada Olmstead, Millie Hillwertz, Pearl Devlon, Marguerite Anderson, and Helen Holmes.
A quote from the October COURIER concerning the par 33 golf course with its 2800 yard distance indicates its progress, "Del Story and Cecil Engle are proving to us at King City that the golf course will be playable during the summer of 1966." True to their promise play was started in July.
During 1966 which started with about 200 residents the population increased to 527 with about 270 homes occupied. The apartment house complexes were being built and occupied as they were finished. More clubs were formed and those which started in 1965 continued to function. New activities which were organized in 1966 were:
American Legion - Oscar Martin
Bible Study - Tom & Ida Sowersby
Camera Club - Alf & Esther Johannesen
Catered Dinners - Alf & Esther Johannesen
Esther Club - King City Esthers
Lapidary Club - Woody Shrum
Hospitality Groups - Gladys Boegli
Shuffleboard - Wally Brooks
Special Events - Olmsteads and Chapmans
Men's Pool - Lloyd Carroll .
Trailer Club - Alf & Esther Johannesen
Weaving - Henrietta Cover
Writer's Club - Jennie Grimstad
Garden Club - Fern Nelson
King City Library - Erma Palmer,
Ladies Golf - Maxine Viar
Men's Golf - Harold Murch
The persons named above were instrumental in organizing the listed activity.
The main event of 1966 was the incorporation of the King City development into a city of the State of Oregon. By an election held March 26, 1966, the residents approved the decision with 161 yes versus 6 no votes. Five members of the City Council were elected in May, those being Harold Ennor, Gretchen George, James McKinlay, Frank Thompson, and Silas Wallace. The Council later elected Harold Ennor as the first Mayor. On the death of Silas Wallace in August, Lloyd Carroll was appointed to the unexpired term. Governor Hatfield performed the dedication ceremony on July 2.
Four major entertainment events took place during 1966 which many will remember. The catered dinner and special events chairmen, Johannesens, Olmsteads and Chapmans, presented an Hawaiian Festival using as many residents as cared to participate. The Dale Catering Service served a luau after which a colorful pageant was enjoyed. A lei of orchids was presented to Pieta Moore as the oldest lady in the audience of 250.
As the Town Hall did not have a piano, it was decided that the easiest way to provide funds for one would be a bazaar. Each activity group was asked to participate with a booth of their choice and contribute their earnings toward a piano fund. The result of the bazaar was a surprising $877.07. Mildred Nye, Alf Johannesen and Dorothy Hood were appointed a committee to purchase a piano. A Baldwin Studio Piano, bench and light were purchased from Bryan Piano and Organ Co.
The Social Events Committee, headed by the Olmsteads and Chapmans, planned the first big Christmas party in Town Hall. The Carillon Singers of Tigard, a solo by Louis Amacher, and a reading by Ethel Thompson, plus community singing with Mildred Nye at the piano constituted the program. The piano was presented as a surprise, wrapped as a big Christmas present. The first Christmas lighting contest was held in 1966. The Tualatin Development Company and sub-contractors donated very nice prizes, and King City residents acted as judges. Prize winners were: first prize to the Rex Fosters, second to the Robert Bowmans and third to Magdalene Kroo. The year of 1966 will be remembered by the residents as one of enthusiasm and enjoyment.
The newly incorporated city of King City was seven months old in January, 1967, with an established city government functioning quite well. Mayor Ennor had been re-elected to serve a two-year term, with James McKinlay as President of the Council. Members of this body were assigned various responsibilities as follows: Frank Thompson, Public Safety, including fire and police protection; Gretchen George. Streets, Street Signs and Painting of Street Signs (Gretchen was known to have painted curbings herself when it was decided to paint them yellow at street intersections to distinguish them from cul de sacs); Jim McKinlay was to be Finance Officer; responsible for preparation of the budget and use of the limited city finances; Lloyd Carroll represented the city as Liaison Officer of the water district and T.D.C. who operates the sewage plant.
The City Council received no salary and it was the concept of that body for no ad valorem taxes to be assessed against the residents of King City. The source of operating revenue comes from franchise taxes such as telephone, electric and gas companies. According to residential census, money on a per capita share of certain state taxes from cigarettes, liquor and gasoline is also received.
Among other steps taken by the City Council during 1967, three had a direct bearing on improvement of our city, such as installation of flood lights at Beef Bend Road, l16th Street and the Gate House entrance. The Mayor and Police Commissioner would be deputized by the Sheriff to assist in enforcement of traffic control. In March, permission was granted for us of King City streets for a bus line circuit which recently started to operate through the city.
The King City Lions Club received their charter on February 22, 1967, and Sherman L. Cook was elected ,their first President. In March the Over 50 Club was formed, with W. B. Robinson its organizer and first President. Duplicate Bridge players formed their group May 23. The Daughters of the Nile living in King City organized a club to sew for the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children. Esther Johannesen was elected the first President by the eleven charter members. The Library under the excellent supervision of Ollie Floberg and Olga Coburn developed steadily during 1967. Men in the woodworking shop built shelves for the 1200 books. Catered and pot-luck dinners held each month for the residents was a popular activity. A musical program usually followed the dinners.
On June 3 the Annual Civic Association election was held resulting in Clyde Phillips, Harold F. Smith and Harold Weiss as new members of the Board. Mrs. W. M. Ellis was named as Secretary. A new format for the Civic Association meetings, previously held monthly for residents, henceforth routine matters would be handled by the Board. There would be at least two yearly meetings for residents for review of preceding six months and plans for the future be presented.
The first patrol for the Town Hall swimming pool was started July 13. Ada Olmstead secured twenty-eight residents to be at pool-side for two hours per week. Residents were required to show their KCCA membership cards and to accompany their guests when using the pool.
An old fashioned Fourth of July picnic was held in 1967 under sponsorship of Special Events, Catered and Pot-luck committees. Following the meal of fried chicken, the crowd. of 500 gathered in front of the Town Hall where, on the parking lot, a speaker's platform was decorated in red, white and blue bunting. Mayor Ennor was 8pokesman, Joe Kelly was Master of Ceremonies and Esther Johannesen General Chairman. A variety program was presented followed by two hours of dancing in Town Hall. Awards were presented for the first annual golf tournament.
Accomplishments were numerous for the Clubs during 1967. The Thursday sewing group received from Dammasch Hospital a Certificate of Merit to the members for their many hours of work. The Art Association held a three-day art show in May. The Camera Club. presented a slide show for residents each month. The Lions Club started their paper drive to purchase wheel chairs to loan residents. One hundred ditty bags were filled by residents for U. S. Forces overseas and delivered to the Red Cross. At Christmas time a generous supply of canned goods was collected for the Salvation Army, as well as a sum of money collected to be given to the Tualatin Ambulance Service.
The year ended with a fine Christmas party at Town Hall and a New Year's dance December 30.
Near the beginning of 1968 T.D.C. poured the foundation for the 500th home. Homes were being occupied as soon as they were finished and the new adult community was spreading rapidly. An extensive building program was evident with plans for 250 apartments west of 116th and above King George and 200 condominiums in the vicinity of Fischer Road beyond 124th Street.
T.D.C. continued to supply much needed material and assistance to the new clubs, such as lumber for a three section stage, lumber for additional shelving in the hall alcove of the Craft house for the library, $200 worth of prizes for the Christmas lighting contest plus $25 toward the Historical record books and needed materials. Previously a slide projector and screen were installed in Town Hall.
Ordinances of interest passed by the City Council during 1968 had a direct bearing on the continuation of a pleasant environment for the City. One was an ordinance providing maintenance and repair of sidewalks. Since King City operates under statutory provisions, an ordinance spelling out the property owners' responsibility was deemed necessary. It was introduced and approved by usual procedure. A dog control ordinance was given its first reading in August and adopted September 19 at the second reading.
Property owned by T.D.C. and eventually to be developed by them was presented by petition for annexation. There were two tracts, one of six and the other four acres, both lying between Royalty Parkway and Pacific Highway. Annexing of the property was started by ordinance fixing a public hearing date of September 18, which was introduced and passed.
On October 16 David B. Palmer was appointed our first Municipal Judge. He resided in King City and had had extensive experience related to court procedures. As with other city pensioners, no compensation would be realized.
At the election July first of King City Civic Association for new Board Members, Bob Barnes and Q. B. Griffin were elected and Bob Youngblood re-elected. The new officers for the ensuing year were: Bob Barnes, President; Clyde Phillips, Vice President; Bob Youngblood, Treasurer, .and Louise Ellis, Secretary.
The golfers were reminded that T.D.C. had placed white stakes around the edge of the. fairways and balls going beyond were to be brought in at a penalty. Also little signs with arrows for the. path of golf-club carts as well as motor driven ones should be adhered to. Replacing divots on the fairways and repair of ballmarks on the greens was stressed to keep the golf course one of which to be proud.
Several successful Play Days were held, with prizes being awarded. On March 30 a record number of 35 players were out and on May 15 seventy-five were entertained at a luncheon, fifty-one having participated in the day's play. Tim Patton of the Men's Golf Club, received the Perpetual Golf Trophy September 14, 1968.
The April Courier, edited by Mercedes Paul, carried an article detailing "The many worthwhile volunteers who give of their talents and assistance." Two groups of women sew for hospitals, four residents help at Boise School in the Albina district by teaching those who need individual assistance. Five men with carpentry talent built five play-houses four feet square for the Albina Child Care Center. Three other gentlemen have been teaching Math at St. Barnabas Church each Friday to drop-outs. Gretchen George continues to tape books for the blind. Five ladies assisted the Salvation Army headquarters in filling 700 bags of toilet articles for the induction center. This indicates King City people may be retired but unselfish enough to assist at the Red Cross, teach English classes to foreign born, and work at the Emanuel Hospital Auxiliary in the physical therapy department. We were proud of these people.
March 18, the Republican Women's Club was formed, with Jean Young as first President, and on March 23 the Democratic women organized, with Irma Thomas as their leader. A ceramics group was formed and on May 20 Church Women United started their organization in King City, with Esther Wood as their first President.
A forerunner of the Royal Dance Club were two subscription dances entitled "Cruise-Dance" and "Spring Frolic," both presented by the Special Events Committee. September 21 the "Royal Dance Premiere" was the first dance of the new club. The Shuffleboard Club was organized July 10, 1968, with Lylas Olsen as Chairman.
The year's accomplishments of the various clubs in their own pursuits should be reviewed. The Lions Club made their first shipment of paper collected in King City and bought for use of King City residents, invalid beds and mattresses, invalid walker and resuscitation equipment. The Garden Club, under leadership of Fern Nelson, had their second annual garden show and sale of Christmas greens. The Club presented two garden umbrellas for poolside use, and a sheffeleri plant for the foyer of Town Hall.
The art group had an Art Exhibit with an attendance of over 200 to enjoy the paintings of King City artists and those of several other near communities. The Camera Club had its second annual banquet, with the giving of annual awards for the top ten slides. Esther Brooks received the "Picture of Year" award. The potluck dinner group had monthly dinners conducted by the different clubs, with entertainment following.
Oscar Martin resigned in February after two. and one-half years of managing the Breakfast Club. Jack and Irene Brown became the new Chairmen. Eight people attended the first breakfast at Ramada Inn and in February, 1968, forty were in attendance.
Forty-six residents went to Corvallis by chartered bus November 9 to attend the football game between O.S.U. and U.C.L..A.
The year closed with a special, events Christmas Party called "Christmas in Many Lands." The Sweet Adeline choral group entertained and Santa Claus made his appearance, who was none other than Theodore. K. Thompson in his beautiful Santa costume he wore as a department store Santa. Refreshments representative of several countries were served.
Mayor Harold V. Ennor was nominated and unanimously chosen by the City Council to succeed himself at the February, 1969 Council Meeting. Jim McKinlay was re-elected President of the Council for a term of two years.
A petition for annexation of a tract contiguous to Fischer Road and adjacent to 124th Avenue for Garden Villa condominiums and an assembly hall was discussed and public hearing date set for April 19. After presentation and two readings, the annexation was unanimously approved and by July it was finalized with necessary State and County filings completed.
Tualatin Development Company approached the City Council as to their willingness to convey to the city without cost the King City Golf Course. At the July Council Meeting, after proper consideration, the offer was declined.
The Council decided that pavement overlay was necessary in the Royalty Parkway area from 116th to King Charles, which was accomplished.
August 20, 1969, the City adopted a Uniform Building Code with contracts with the City of Tigard, using services of building inspectors to carry out in full the ordained requirements including issuance of permits, checking plans, collection of fees and inspection service. The approval of the Civic Association Architectural Committee is required for ail external structures, additions or alterations to King City homes.
Another step in King City growth was the appointment of a city. engineer, Mr. A. D. Harvey, who is a registered professional engineer, will serve, as all other City Council members do, as a volunteer.
On September 17 the Council adopted by regular procedure Ordinance No. 25, the Plumbing Code of the City of King City, as prepared by the City Attorney. It was brought to the attention of home owners that the new plumbing code requires pressure relief valves on the hot water tanks that many homes in King City did not have prior to the requirements.
By arrangements with Tigard, the streets of King City will be cleaned the first and third Tuesday of each month.
The City Council requested for any future suggestions or complaints that they be a written communication addressed to any Council Member.
Carl Sherwood was appointed to the Civic Association Board to fill the unexpired term of Q. R. Griffin who resigned. New Board Member elected in July were Walter Korlan, Garner G. Talboy and Harold Weiss re-elected. Officers for the ensuing year were Robert Barnes, President; Robert Youngblood, Vice President; Walter Korlan, Treasurer; and Louise Ellis, Secretary.
At the July meeting a new expansion project of seven and one-half feet on each side of Town Hall and two additional storerooms was announced. Also at the Garden Villa location, a lounge and recreation building of 2,750 square feet at an estimated cost of $44,400 and additional 25' x 50' swimming pool plus a therapy pool and parking area at an estimated cost of $78,000 will begin to materialize. After completion of the building project, the cupboards in the storage area were built by King City men. Those who spent time were Wally Brooks, Tom Cherry, Al Ingebo, Ephriam Luck and Bob Turner. Two movable chair racks were purchased, one being donated by the Lions Club. A new speaker system was also installed.
The Town Hall office, open a few hours each week, became a clearing house for compliments and complaints. Infractions of existing rules mostly concerned wash lines in evidence, trailers parked in front of owners' homes too long, dogs and cats at liberty and residents not abiding by swimming pool rules. During the first week of the pool patrol 424 swimmers were tabulated, with about one-half being guests of residents.
By 1969, King City, with its trees, flowers and tastefully landscaped yards, began to receive recognition. In April, on a television show, a representative of the Oregon Nurseryman's Association used slides of King City, with complimentary remarks about our city. T.D.C. was awarded a plaque by Portland General Electric Company for developing King City as the first in the United States completely served by a totally buried electric distribution system.
Equipment for the Town Hall kitchen was enlarged by additional place settings of dishes and stainless steel flatware purchased with surplus funds from catered dinners. A serving cart was purchased by the Nile Club and monies remaining in the "Potluck Dinner" fund after discontinuing its activity.
From the number of class instruction courses sponsored during 1969, it would indicate a genuine interest in learning among the residents. There were classes in tole painting, calligraphy and a bridge series taught to 88 residents. A 10-week tailoring class was given and art classes which were taught by Earl Hazelle and Tina Flannery. Ingrid Neusch conducted a series of knitting lessons and a teacher from Portland Community College had a class in "Creative Stitchery." Foto Feelers was designed for those who wanted to know more about their cameras and equipment.
Clubs formed previously in King City continued to be very active. A few new ones were organized, such as King Richard Supper Club, Sing for Fun, the Travel Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.
The ladies' Shuffleboard Club changed its name to Shufflettes and early in the Spring had their annual "Crazy Hat Day," causing much merriment. The Garden Club sponsored their third annual flower show entitled, "The Years at the Spring," which was attended by 500. Wilma Peabody was show chairman. The Weavers had a novel "Tea Tasgint" event with their weaving exhibit. The Nile Breakfast, an annual affair, served 500, with Gwen Thompson, the new President, as Chairman. The fourth Monday from September until June the Camera Club continued to offer their "Showtime," with prominent photographers presenting shows. The Camera Club competition nights 27 guest judges and commentators evaluated 419 slides submitted by club members. At the annual dinner, June 9, Flora Brook received the "Slide of the Year" award.
Church Women United, with Bess George as their President, reported a visiting program to patients at Tigard Convalescent Home. A very successful drive for United Good Neighbors resulted in the collection of $3,327.15 under direction of R. C. Burgess.
The Golf Club dues were raised in 1969 to $100.00 for first member of a family and $67.50 for the second member. The Men's Golf Club., awards breakfast was held June 14 for the Spring Handicap Tournament Championship with flight winner and runner-up being John Dasher and Thurston Lindvall, respectively. The Ladies Golf Club had a membership of 93, with Jean Hollenbeck their President.
The annual Christmas entertainment held from the inception of King City was changed to Open House and Wassail Bowl type of party. The Royal Dance Club sponsored the New Year's Eve dance to end another eventful year for King City.
In the first five years of growth and development, King City has grown into a place of which its residents can justly be proud. The year 1970, with a certified census of 1,494, is worthy of record with achievements in City Government and Civic Association.
Ordinances passed by the City Council continued to lead our city in the right direction. Henceforth at General Election, City Council candidates will appear on the regular ballot. City of King City Zoning Ordinance of 1970 freezes land use within the city boundaries to the purpose originally proposed by Tualatin Development Co. The types of businesses are specifically listed as are provisions for conditional usage of land, variances, amendments, enforcements and penalties for violations. An ordinance passed in July clarifies the responsibility of property owners for construction and maintenance of sidewalks, curbs and driveways.
The City Council did not accept the offer of Tualatin Development Co. for two lots 350 ft. southwest of Queen Elizabeth designated as a park due to complications which could arise there from.
A resolution. was proposed and unanimously approved by the Council to place on record support for the Unified Sewerage Agency. At an election residents supported the U.S.A. by a 7-1 vote.
An authorization of an agreement and funds for installation of signal light at Beef Bend and Royalty Parkway, another street light at l26th and Fischer Road, plus placement of 25 MPH signs were welcome safety measures.
Dusk to dawn patrol by a Washington County Deputy Sheriff was initiated and vacation checks while residents are away were provided.
At the first mention of a bank for King City, Mayor Ennor instructed a research, and procedures were initiated for possible Council action which in December was accepted.
At the April 15 Council meeting, Mayor Ennor's resignation was accepted with regrets effective May 21, 1970. On June 17 Lloyd Carroll became Mayor. Hazel Stanton who served as Recorder-Treasurer resigned and Crystal Flint was appointed to assume the position. As of May 22 Gilbert Drynan was confirmed as a new Council member.
The Civic Association with Bob Barnes as President instituted semiannual open meetings for the Association at Town Hall. Reports of progress, improvements and activities would be given at this time. In March amended and restated Declaration of Restrictions were approved and adopted by the Civic Association and Tualatin Development Company. New provisions were updated to include the incorporated area. The Garden Villa area has a separate Declaration due to a different set of circumstances.
In April the Civic Association hired two full time custodians for the upkeep of Town Hall. It was indicated, however, each group using the facilities should always leave the rooms in an orderly condition. A new policy to charge thirty cents for the directory of King City residents was announced.
The Garden Villa Townhouse area had an open house at Town Center where 500 residents of our city enjoyed a champagne party and had the opportunity to view the new facilities.
The Garden Villa Service Association held their first meeting in March, 1970. The first officers were Milton Goldstein, President; L. R. Bigler, Vice President; R. H. Bradley, Secretary-Treasurer; John Fredricks and Herbert Huegels, Directors. The purpose of the Association is to collect the monthly assessments paid by each unit owner, pay insurance premiums, maintain the outside of the buildings and manage other items involving the common property.
The following donations to Civic Association in 1970 for use where needed were made by clubs and individuals. It was their way of showing appreciation for the fine facilities available for club affairs. Additional donations may have been made about which the Historian was not informed.
Royal Dance Club - Two 8-ft. tables
Nile Club - Five king sized card tables
Lions Club - Bell & Howell Movie Projector and Screen and Four 8-ft. Tables
Garden Club - Money to purchase shrubs
Gil Drynan - Poker Table
Irma Calkins - Large Schifflera Plant
Reviewing Club and individual recognition, we find that Jennie Grimstad had her first book published by Carlton Press, "The Dappled Stallion," May 8 was "Ada Olmstead Day," honoring her at a bridge party as her interest and drive was responsible for organizing the various bridge groups.
When Mercedes Paul announced her retirement as Editor of the Courier, Walter Korlann, President of the Civic Association cited Mercedes "For her dedicated work and excellent performance in editing the Courier."
A meritorious Service Plaque was presented to the Thursday Sewing Group by the Oregon Mental Health Association for their many hours of unselfish work of sewing for the Dammasch Hospital.
Dell Story, deceased, the greens keeper from the beginning of the golf course, will be honored by the erection of a concrete bench in the area of the first tee with inscribed bronze plaque.
Dorothy Hoff, the Tualatin Development hostess during the early period of King City and later the Civic Association Town Hall Secretary, retired in June of 1970. Her friendly manner and efficient work were recognized by all.
King City philanthropic endeavors during 1970 definitely shows a concern for others. To mention those on record: the Lions contributed $953 to the White Cane drive. UGN netted $3,625, with other contributions to the Poppy Sale, Cancer Drive, Ambulance Fund and the Nile Club's money for artificial limbs and orthopedic appliances for the children at the Shriner's Hospital. At Christmas time the Church Women United gave a party with gifts for patients at the Tigard Convalescent Hospital. A large quantity of food was collected by the Shufflettes Club for the Salvation Army.
At the request of the Historian, Lion R. T. Doyle, Past District Governor, prepared the history of the King City flag pole, which is as follows:
"In 1970 the King City Lions Club felt the need of a flag pole and an American Flag to be flown in front of our Town Hall. Accordingly, President J. E. Brokaw called upon Lion Lloyd Childers to do the major engineering and supervision of the project.
"A cast brushed aluminum pole '''as purchased and, with the help of the Tualatin Development Company and Harrington Concrete Company, was erected in front of the Town Hall. It required a circular hole four feet deep and three feet wide filled with reinforced concrete to hold the 25 foot pole. Those firms participated with the Lions Club, in the cost of placing the pole. A bronze plaque at the base commemorates the gift to the King City Civic Association. Total cost to the Lions Club was approximately $450, and the money came from funds raised by the Club's paper project.
"The Dedication Committee was headed by Past President Lion Sherman Cook and the presentation took place on Labor Day, September 7, 1970, at 4:30 p.m. before a large crowd in the lounge at Town Hall. Presentation was made by Lions President J. E. Brokaw to Walter Korlann, President of King City Civic Association. The assembled citizens then went outside and the flag, which was donated by Mrs. Frank Boone, was raised by the King City Post of the American Legion, Oscar Martin, Commander."