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January 2, 1941     Shelton Mason County Journal
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‘ Page Two News'BreVitiesr Of Purdy Canyon? :y Mrs. M. C. Hogan l’ul'dy Canyon, Dec, 31. -— Mrs.‘ llt‘l i-lllwards has been confined to. her home With a cold. j Mr. and Louis Hutton and, family spent their Christmas holi-l day witll Mrs. Hutton’s father! and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dam-' man at (.‘opalis Beach. E Mr. and Mrs. Ole Jensen, Miss} Agnes llogrn of Olympia and Miss- Kay Hogan of Bremerton, visited: at the M. C. Hogan home Christ-t mas vacation. ! Gathering for a Christmas tam-l ily reunion at the home of Mini and Mrs. Robert Pagel of Cheha-i lis were Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Pagel,i Verne Page], Mr. and Mrs. Clar-,‘ e-ncc Rigel of Potlatch and Bill: Puffy] oi thallium. I ..il'. and Mix-1. l" i' i .21.: to spend; with Mrs. DANCE Shelton Valley SATURDAY NITE JANUARY 4 Gents 46:: Ladies Free Shelton Valley Dance Club Smith and l LO l l l l l I Fri FLAGSTAFF GARDEN SUGAR CREAM WHITE MED|UM Eggs dozen 570 \ KLEENEX .. . . . The, . 4430 size 25¢ SAFETY EDGE Wax Paper 125it19c SOUND BRAND CORN . . 3 for 25¢ HAPPY HOME Ha CAMEO CENTENNIAL PANCAKE PHONE 199 ‘ our 49-lbs. NS SUPREME DRESSING .... qt. 21¢ Galsup bottle 90 Shortenings-IbsllSc BONNlE BEST SYRUP. . 5.le. 45¢ pkins pkg- 9o CLEANSER . . 3 cans 25¢ John Case. Mr. Smith, Jack and Jim returned Wednesday evening but Mrs. turned Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Knutzeil and son spent Christmas dinner. with Mr. and Mrs. Bud Knutzen. Mr. Walt Lund drove to Che- halis Christmas Day, that evening with Mrs. Lund. The Bill Bergault family have taken turns with flu, which sure- ly spoils school vacation. (Too Late for Last Week) Mr. Chas. Biehl received word of the birth of a grandson t the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Rus- sell of Seattle. Miss Doris Biehl. Mrs. Walter Lund left Sunday for a short visit with her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Brook: at Cell- tralia. it cousin and family, Mr. and Mrs. 1 Edgar Knutzen. ‘inursday evening, District No. 2 school had the annual Christmas t re e a n d program. The large room had a capacity crowd. All enjoyed a well prepared program. Device for Blind Flying Development of a combined indi- cator designed to simplify some of the problems of instrument flight and landing of airplanes has been announced. Floor Covering Natives of South Africa are floor-- . ing their homes with old newspapers ground to a pulp and mixed with paste. . . . 10—lb. bag 55¢ Flour “is. 250 ELSEW BROOMS ». ,.. Fresh YAKIMA NO. 2’s Sou and Ex. Fcy. Winesaps. box 89¢ Staymans. box 83¢ fiy. and Ex. Fey. c-ancE ‘ I Kings box TexasGrapéfiuit—Ige. size. dob. 49¢ figetSpuds 4-lbs. 25¢ :22; SUNKIST Produce .3. LGM‘OIIS 002. . . . . each 39¢ o..- ——__.. utter Zita. 75c . 45c- 9-Ib‘s. 25¢ 5.99 lSmith's parents, Mr. and Mrsl i 1940 EXCITING YEAR, SAY HEADLINES if ith and daughters rc-; returning 1 Mrs. Russell was, 'ed, Harry Carlon voted to posts ‘ ‘on Shelton school board while ivoting thooughout countyfgener? ,_ ,ally returned incumbent directors .‘ -to their boards.- ' l basketball _, ’ ty. 3 l March I9——Second large power i l April 11—Shelton Library ‘1‘ April 23——MI‘S. i i ! l l l Continued from Page One culosis- League. Mid-winter ltriet Activian convention held in Shelton. February l—kMatlock’s “wild- man”, coming out from behind ,bcard, proves to be mild Marshall Sohl, who couldn't quite get his g6—ft. 5-in. frame into the five- fcot shack he lived in. February G—Entire operations of Simpson Logging company halt- cd in protest. strike over discharge of one man at Camp 5. Mrs. Mary M. Knight, pioneer Mason County educator, passes. Shelton bicycles licenses for first time. All of- ficers of Mason County Savings and Loan As-s’n re-elected, with lF‘rcd H. Diehl as president again.l Mrs. L. J. Dornbusch of BremJ erton visited with Mrs. Dornbush'sl Mason County Creamery buys out Shelton Dairy, consolidates busi- ss of two firms. ‘ ‘ February 8—Billy Vincent, aged 1 Skokomish pioneer, drowns ill Sko- l komish River when his crude has- kct-like affair for crossing river breaks. February 13—~Reed Lumber Mill lclosed for “soft” market. Mrs. gHugh Hamilton elected chairman iof Girl Scout Council. Hans Ber- :ge:on, Shelton pioneer, takes own i life. i February Iii—Mrs. Esther Gris— ! lie 1 dale succumbs to long. illness, be- . comes fourth member of famous {Callow clan to pass. H. R. Dick- !inson named chairman of Mason iCounty Planning Council. February 20—Two-week strike ,of Simpson Logging company em- ployes ends. l February 27—Myrvan Wivell rc- gelected president, all other offic- lers also returned, at annual meet- ing of Mason County Creamery ‘ [Ass'n stockholders. March 5—Louis Weinel re-elect— Shelton’s town team misses state tournament berth by two points. in 42 to 4-0 loss at Kenton in final elimination contest. March 7—William :Rooney, i i l l l l 34, I. ‘Rayonier cmploye, takes own life i {with shotgun while seated in car iin Shelton Valley thicket. : Mai-ch 14—First report of cen- 'sus takers.- showa big increase in , l number of business establishments, industrial plants in Mason Coun- rate reduction within year an- nounced by West Coast Power company. March 21—Miss Zella Deeny of Seattle named superintendent of Shelton General Hospital, suc- ceeding Mrs. Margaret Smith. re- signed. New unit at joint power- house announced as under full op. eration for first time. March 26—-Efforts of Hood Can- nal Sportsmens Ass’n to save for public use valuable duck hunting land at mouth of Skokomish Riv- er successful when state land commissioners halts sale to pri- ‘ lvate interests. . [April 2T'ljhlrough, elf fort” “of Hood Canal Spdrtsmens s'n, herring trap at Seal Rock Re- sort removed. Sale of Shelton -‘ , Lumber and Shingle company by .Chase brothers to Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lawton announced. ! April 9—Mrs. A. H. Anderson‘s death in Seattle shocks Shelton. Frank Willey renamed city gar- bage commissioner. eft $50,000 in Mrs. Anderson’s will. , April ith—T e ac h e r pay sched- ulc increased by Shelton school board. Cub pack formed in Hill- crcst district under auspices Bor~ ,deaux P.-T. A. Grace Dickey elected first president of Mason County Chapter of Daughters of Washington. Walter Eddy choscn .by American Legion as its dele— gate to Boys’ State. Joseph Pel- lischek and Emil Paulson, pioneer .residents of county, pass during same weekend. April 30——Suspension and dis— banding of the SheltOn Theatre Guild was recommended by board of trustees. May 2—Mrs. Irene S. Reed pass— es in Seattle hospital. Agate re- ceives P.U.D_ power. . l May 1—qeorge Getty d ro ps dead of heart attack, at home here. Russell Lamb elected president of .Eaglcs aeric. dis- ,: 3 Garden Club. Sl—llllli'l‘ONdVlASON COUNTY JOURNAI) May 97777Plantilig is begun on Railroad Avenue beautification; project under auspices of SheltonE Second annual Shel-f Week Festival held1 ton Music I with 050 participants. 2400 attend-l ing during W'Ct'k. May zliJZle J. Jones, 4 tired U. S. sailor, killed by Amos P. W’alker, 50, at lattcr‘s Oak! laud Bay cabin. Walker claiming; self—defense. Shelton HigLiclimb-‘ or track team captures soutiiwet-t' district title in amazing upset. May 23—Mrs. George D;ake ap— pointed to fill out unexpired school: board term of Mrs. Irene S. Ree-:1. , May 28viMrs. Sol. G. Simpson! passes ill Seattle. closing the line of picncer (a--. cintes of the great logging industry founded by 8011 G. Simpson. George Drake named" chairman of the joint committee' on Forest Conservation of the West Coast Lumbernlczl‘s Aes'n 2, re-i and Pacific North\‘.re'-:t Logger-Si Ass’ll. Corrected census figures-i for City of Shelton announced as; 3711. May SOT-"Fire levels school building two close of school term. Julie 4y~Record class of 138 sen- iors graduated from Irene S.‘ Reed high school at Blst annual commencement OXCI‘CISCE‘ With Pete Barto presenting diplomas, Charles Simmons elected pz'csidelit' of Hood Canal Sportsmens Assn- June 67Special eight-mill levy. to complete Shelton gymnasium fund approved by overwhelming majority. June llAvSixth annual summer playfield progiani opened with Homer Taylor assupcrvisor. Pulpl workers approve new wage agree- ment calling for slight increases in pay and vacations with pay. ‘ June 13——D3n McKay, 17, grad-i uated from high school week pre~ viously, iii stantly killed by rolling log at father's logging operations near ‘Potlatch. Clarence Morri- son, 38, WPA. road project work—l or, killed instantly by handle of. winch when cog slips. June 18—~—Mrs. Bert G. Mitchell of Grapevicw accorded statewide honors for her literary work. Gene Hanson elected Active Club presi- dent las; half of 1940. Julie W's—S h e 1 t o n Hardware company awarded contract to in- stall eprinkling system for Shel- ton postoffic: lawn. Sixty—three aspilants take civil servico exam-l ination for Route 3 mail carrier} positions. July 2—~-Dcfense tax on recrea- tional admissions, “luxury” articles goes into effect. State approves $20,000 grant to Shelton gym fund. July 4»New all-time member-‘ ship peak of 153 members reach- ed by Fred B. Wivcll American Legion post John Henry Elia-l son is chosen post commander for‘ 1940-41 term. Timber valuations chow alarming decrease in Mason: County with assessments for 1941 taxation purposes down $219,786, Assessor Warren Lincoln announc- ed. July 9—Hazardous tire condi— tions. cause state to halt all West» ern Washington logging. Newl record enrollment reached eleventh annual Shelton swimming and life-saving classes open. July 1]-~~Rebuilt quarters open— ed by Hi-School Service. July lfihPi'elimiriai-y c e n s u s ’ figures give Mason County pop ulation of 11,601. 10,000 hover“ tising folders telling about Mason' County finished for Shelton Cham- ber of Commerce. July 18—New, 90,000—gallon, 10,-: 000 distribution and storage plant! for Richfield products started by Kimbel Oil company. Mrs. Her- bert Miller named chairman of; Red Cross war relief sewing pro-l ject. July 23~»42—day drought in Ma- son County broken by light but practically useless rain. Robert Whitencr, Kamilche, takes ownl life. , August G—Water revenue bonds‘ refunded 101' second time by city council to take advantage of low interest rates. Miss Ann Cedar- qui’st rescued after being serious- ly injured in mountain climbing accident on Mt. Shuskan. Annual pioneer picnic draws another large gathering. August 8-»-S i m p s o n Logging company pays $51,604.75 in mak— l-larstine i days; before, l .of Allyn dies ing record payment for state timberland sale in Mason Coun- ty. August 20-77Four homes, out- buildings razcd by fire in Isa- bella Valley. City council maps program for improvements and extensions to city water system over ten—year period. August 20——A. J. Chitty, U. S. Marshal and former Shelton news-. paper publisher, killed by attack of two prisoners in Tacoma. August 274A1ien registration, fingerprinting commences. Ail- nual 4—H county fair attended by over 700 in two—day stand. September S-e-Bill Graham in- jurcci severely in fall during Olym— pic Mountains hike. September fin—Rev. R. C. Muhly, Lutheran pastor here, elected president of Washington District‘ of the Walther League. September lormMrs. H. B. Eagle saves her two-year-old daughter, Anita. from drowning in well by hanging from knees from board in well mouth at Munson Point. September 12#Close balloting marks several races for nomina- tions in primary election with absentee votes deciding Democra- tic commissionership nominee in second district, Fred Ferris de- feating Lud Andersen by ten votes. Freak electrical storm wit- nesses over Olympic Peninsula. Eighteen Mason County school districts show decrease in val- uations of property within their boundaries in first announcement of completed assessments by As- sessor. Warren Lincoln. September 17~Mrs. Sarah Eek—v ert, 86, and Mrs. Hattie Garfield, 68, both pioneers of Mason Coun- ty. succumb on same night. September 19~Ml~s. Leon Graves in Grand Island, Neb., hospital of injuries suffered in auto accident while returning from national peace convention. Mrs. Charles Savage of Skokomish Valley suffered serious injuries in same accident. Mason County booth awarded third prize at Puy- allup Fair. Emil Lauber appoint- ed manager of Mason County Creamery, succeeding Dan Court- ney, resigned. ' September 24—Harry Y 0 un g elected county Republican chair- man, Pete Eitriem county Demo- cratic chairman, at annual con- ventions of two party organiza~ tions. October IHBoommen strike for higher wages, better working con-' ditions and tie up all Simpson Logging Company woods opera-1 tions. Contract to construct Shel- ton gymnasium awarded to S. S. Mullen Co. Second annual Mer- chants-Journal football sweep- stakes open. Mrs. Grace Driskel passes in Shelton Hospital. Chris Baldwin, county pioneer, dies in California. October 3 Ed Fau'bert, chair- man, Dick Eddy, secretary, George N. Adams announced as Mason County draft board by Gov. Mar— tin. October 8—Two deer hunters, Herb Miller, 22, and Donald Schmidt, 17, killed in Mason County first day of hunting sea— son. Final city budget for 1941 drawn at $57,326, with no change in tax levy. P.U.D. 3 budget set at $19,000. October 10—County budget bal- anced for 1941 at $83,028 without need for bond issue. October ]5V~Truman Tanner, 25, Skokomish Valley, dies from wound when shot for bear by hunting companion, Ralph Wilson. Otto Sundvick, 60, murdered in Harstine Island home by Ted Rowe, 35, Olympia. William Mc~ Ci'inimon, 51, 'Lilliwaup logger, killed whEn struck by car while| lying on Olympic highway near Lilliwaup. John A. Edmiston. 64, Skol-zomish Valley rancher and log- ger. takes own life in woodshed at home with gun. October l7—Approxi-mately 1,- 200 Mason County men between 21 and 35 years register under selective service act. October 22~—-Two national guard aviators, Lieut. Ray Jones, 31, Spokane, and Lieut. George Nel- E elected president of Shelton Cham- son, 27, Wallace, Idaho, instantlyl ber of Commerce for 1941. killed when their Army traininglice Needham elected 1941 master into dense woodslof Mt. betWeen Mason Lake and head of1 Eighth plane crashed Oakland Bay. Oscar . I, IV Vernon. by county commissioners and Bel- Groveo, 61, drowns in Satsop Riv-l 'l‘llui'sd‘ly, January 3, hill 'd ___. _.ccc.‘:'___—.J ._.,,..__. “L: -_¥l-,._._- ,_ g i . ler near his Matlock home, . . v , . , , ‘35 i October 24—D i s p u t e betweeill 1. ., Exgjigcf :0 dc‘ ,boommen and rafters and log- , ..~. ) . . i l 5 may choose an exit by the hall; iging operators settled after three‘ D. F. C. :Weeks New record registration} ,so_;n:l route, according to a lreached in Mason County with 6:, "“v‘v 1422 voters eligible to cast ballots; —— —-—- lin general election. ; . , . 1 October 29—W0rk completed on; [Luv CTN/.5 k. gdredging 1900 feet of new channel ifol‘ Skokomish River to eliminate; ltwo big back-logs which made 211 (flood hazard in lower river. Doanc :Brodic named new Boy Scouti, ,chairman in Mason County, sue—Ll ‘cccding Claude Daniclson, re—' : signed. 3 i October 31-——Judge D. F. Wright, ' ,ALtOl'lICyL' Alden C. Bayley and‘ lCharlcs R. Lewis appointed as} :advisors to Mason County draft: .board by Gov, Martin. E November 5—Fi'ank Binns and} .son, John, take featured roles in= dedication of new Southside com— .munity hall. Charles Tittlebach, ‘50, Allyn recluse, found dead inl :liis cabin a week after taking his. own life with a rifle shot. Capi- tol Hill home occupied by Mrs. Annie Bloomquist razed by fire,. car and garage at Harold Carr home at Kamilche destroyed by midnight blaze. l November 7—7Narrows Two or three raw carrots will pro vide all the \' ill A one needs for itilln a day. it in l l inning nEaeeE = 1. i S iclton, Wash. BIG DAYS Friday, January I to Wednesday, Jan. 8 (Matinee on both Saturday and Sunday from 1 P. M. incl. collapses. Homer Taylor elected president of Kiwanis Club for 1941. Mason County casts Demo- l i i Bridge l i i l cratic balance ili tune with re- ;tums throughout nation ill gen—i lei-a1 election. Fred Ferris, Vin-l cent Paul win county commission-l, crships. , November 127reBud Daviscourt: critically wounded by discharge! from his shot un while duck' . g l A record of 10 German raiders dowued and the damaging of several more won the Distin— guished Flying Cross for Doug- las Bader, above, a legless squadron leader. He operates his Hurricane fighter with the use of metal legs. 'hunting at Kennedy Creek. Eighty—five awards presented at annual Mason County 4-H Achieve- ment Day program constitute new record for this county. November 19—McCleary Tim- ber plant resumes operation after, ‘five-month shutdown. Marlcn 1Burk, 15, high school sophomore,l ikilled by accidental discharge of .‘ Slightly advanced admission pric: a: or contract with the film company. S ‘ (in v we. turday and Sunday Matinee from 1 P. M. igun held by bird-hunting com— '1 If Excess Acid causes -------- ~ :panion, Billy Booth. Tom Holt F E ainsofSton-ch " _ L‘ L— ' ’ lpurchases interests of Guy Me- y°up 1“ Adults Zoe, tax oc .............. .. 306, . . . . Ulcers, Indication »Kinne in Assoc ated Serv' . ' itiom y l we Sta Bloating,Gas,Heai-tburn,Belchmg: 1 November 21—Food stamp plan Nausea, get a free sample 0‘ UDGA , put into operation in Mason Coun- and a free interesting booklet at lty. Arthur Lamb, 31, of Shelton FIR DRUG STORE lfirst Mason County man to be Evenings Children 14c, tt'x 1c.... total 15¢ .udents 20c, tax 40.... total 24¢ Adults 34c, tax 6c .... .. total 400 called into active duty under sel- ective service act. . ‘ November 26—R. I. Studebaker ‘i‘esigns post as Mason County. ,prosecuting attorney, due to pres- . sure of his other affairs, and' Franklin Heuston appointed to ‘complete unexpired two years on his term. Novemberzs—Seagullfalls through web on Rayonier pulp machine, causing ten—minute halt in production. Federal survey of Skokomish River flood control needs begun by U. S. Army En- gineers crew. December lie-$50,000 wa t e 1' bond issue approved by Shelton voters by 318 to 54 margin at city general election, and Wil- liam Stevenson elected new may-l or. James H. Frisken, 74, deanl of Northwest master mechanicsf lsuccumbs to pneumonia. John H. M J B Marshall, 58, killed by conveyor ‘ ' ' ' belt at Rayonier plant. 51?” c ~- ' Decembcr10~Briefillness. ' claims life of Robert C. Angle. . . IFlu epidemic closes Shelton Ischools for balance of year. Bon- .. neville asks industrial survey ofl . Shelton, area for possible aid ini lfuture location of new industries! here. l December 12——Mr. and Mrs. Al-, Ifred E. Hart of Agate instantly killed at Deer Creek when their 1 light car is crushed by loaded log-a ging truck. Neils Christenson, “ 5.68, of Union, killed in traffic ac- i cident on Olympic Highway five. miles north of Shelton. Simpson '3 Logging company employes grant— !ed another pay raise, 2% cents :per hour, effective January 1. l. 1941. Christmas tree industry Eclosed for another season with $110 carloads shipped from North- lern Pacific depot. Specials for Friday, Saturay & Mon. GRADE “A' LARGE ggs Mom 590 ll. cl Fresh Bars, . LARGE BOTTLE ! “(l-Wt Gck 1 ls Skew Salmon. can 25¢- 0 1 December 17—»Harry A. Young,1 1‘ 3,68, of Union, succumbs to injur-' MEATS V lies suffered in traffic accident.i . iGlenn Smith critically injured in? rise automobile accident. Ed Faubert: a 1, 0 Maur- . I" ' Moriah Masonic Lodge. Shelton precinct created fair precinct split into two pre-' 'cincts. Jimmy King, 2, dies of lshock from fall into icy fish pool.l December l9—George Dunning elected president of Active club1 for first half of 1941. December 24—-T c r r i f‘i c hur- lricane strikes Northwest but spares Shelton of heaviest blows, six-hour interruption of electric power being main inconvenience to. local residents. I l l no.2 } . NO. 1. December w—Shelton merchants ‘ r i report record Christmas business ' . .. volumes this year. G. G. Berg, - v - : 93’, Alaska prospector, surprises-l \ l , I son, Hanson G. Berg, drug store' proprietor, with Christmas visit . . i -' '. l \ which started with his first a-ir- a , 911010 ‘ . . . . Plane night to reach Alaskan F my D us Apples ' R0 coast. Mason County schools re- ‘ FULL SHOPPING BAG... k’teer Bee ceive record state fund allocation-l for December. First Girl Scouts The first troop' of Girl Scouts of I America was organized at Savan- nah, Ga, in 1912‘ under the leader- ship of Juliet Lowe. l i l I. l l l ORiNoEs-.............. ., ..... ... ....,.__......._. 4:" S ‘ "I S " ' N 20 Porter 5 uper «none 0. . Fm YOUR ENTrRE PURCHASE if our operator fails to wash your windshield and check your water (provided YOU don't refuse these servicecb, Corner Arcadia and 0‘11 mpic Hwy. DE CARD GASOLINE Fully Loaded. 84 Octane! The gas that will start your car on these ctjld' mornings.