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Part of the crowd is due to be Mrs. Dolly Fen- members of the Elma and Mon- pim tes apiece. Itesano Chambers of Commerce for timed of the rural dis_ IPresident Faubert last week ex- . 2, e as was that at Bepltended invitations to the two harbouse‘ T as most as many votes lneighboring communities in time n atShelton and Frank it0 be announced at their monthly es i too“ over M. W_ New_ 'meetings. The report is that sizea- . , 57~ r. Clumb is a lble delegations may be expected Winesap. H the Belfair board, lfrom each place. V {8,115er Hyde, who did] Then, an unusually large ac- . me Mr. Newkirk is 'cumulation of Shelton and Mason 3 . x‘nber of I "5 few and far I ectigdays annual school. ‘ whirwcre run off in : "fem fetal quiet prevail- «gfii‘ly EWO votes were the; ten‘m" candidates ppearireglllarly filed as- }, wng on the 202 bal- grio "9 cast. The in- 0f A- S. Viger, L. A. - George Drake. 0 their seats by . in which Mrs. s , the board. lCounty residents is expected for ' rapec’al levy asked of an invitation has also been ex- grapher, Herb Crisler. at? Peter J, Nordweu ham 0. Thorniley of the Olympic eiVcd a single vote. peninsula during the past few b‘ Do mm so 1” . I ,1 at The Both sets of pictures taken by n I at the annual 0100- tended to the public in general to by a to 1 ma- :come out and see the unique dis- his post on the Peninsula Hotel and Resort Own- A:.,._ Votes. S. Wt Elam ers Ass’n from advertising ma- ": Trenekmann, not terial used by the association to . return . .................... , 3 years, and to see the exceptional m 5 0f fhzvgsbeel‘,t.rv colored motion pictures of penin- . 0f the coun‘é’;‘50;lnl§ . sula scenic beauties, wild life, and Fe (1. Sko 59 far follow: ti ----- lecgormSh Leonard lmously i I \ T “In Elfin/[35°11 13, Harry 0Murray 5. Two Faubert said. The Crisler films have become one of the most soughbafter program, features in the Northwest in the last year and Kellogg re- l n 11 ballots] l W- McDonald re- Ously in 12 ballots and the unusually interesting sub- ject to which they are devoted. kes all yo 1 fired 0 M. Knight voters, play arranged by President Wil- ‘ by own designa_ promote tourist travel to the 2 eta ' D - ,Mevgatto’ and Any]: flora taken by the noted photo rte = .38: {i Sizer Mrs. Eliza- IOII “ M I“ IS. I, ‘ . Em . 10.330; Anderson elect- 01 the if; over 40 years IDON’T Miss CRISLER rabel by 8 t? 3. FILMS, SAYS OBSERVER -oz. 1 Ike Rab an “'9 ec'l I wish to add this personal n0- Nola man‘ 7 to 2‘ tice to the one appearing on the front page of last Thursday's "Um! Look what Chamber Commerce is fixing up!”’ ding Mrs. An- I hope all my “Outdoor Friends” . 31.2% a candidate for of Shelton saw and read that ankle new director is notice, and I especially hope all 3‘” of the former the Boy and Girl Scouts will plan to see those pictures taken last summer in the Olympics by Herb Crisler. Being in Olympia last fall on the day of the Oly.-Penn. Resort and Hotel Ass’ns annual meeting, the writer just dropped in at the Olympian Hotel, sat through part of their meeting and saw the pictures then. No time for com- ments here, but to all lovers of the Outdoors and our Olympics I beg them NOT to miss seeing these pictures whatever the cost-— they will never regret it. . ‘ EARL SHELDON. (Prep StudeTnt’sM Vote On Second Semester Heads Second semester election chores were cleaned up yesterday With the balloting for class officers at ay\MI y TS- Madge White- - I unan' . 10¢ valuesl' t:fuccee "nous Chmce Igs. Q. E 1y_ 16 Buxton re-elected V Mm A .cs cast. 8mm nnie W. Webb re- e i g h t six . Mr ‘ b to”; - Eric Sjo- an _tha Peterson "nous action of “0 elected. vote' 0- K. Linscott l B. B un er rs unanimous. ank Binns re-el- lln . Votes 1“ alto .animo kom us. A n . ,j/ I; OVeI‘ ls}.‘\Ptlul Hunter 1 . Wu 1? to 1. Hulbert, not \ Pa. “Newt. Clumb elected "k. 129 to 57. ' Smith re-elect— m“Ions. Pi r . wfimouaPe re elected, student body officers had been voted upon last Friday. The new student body officers are Spencer Read, president; Ran- dall Jordan, vice president; Mar- ion Anderson, secretary treasurer: Jim Rose, sergeant-at-arms; and Jake Graffe, staff bearer. Senior class officers are Ralph LeDrew, president; Walt Eddy. vice-president; Dorothea Rucker, secretary-treasurer; Vic King. ser- geant-at-arms; C l a i re Morris, board of control. Junior class officers are Bob Pearce, president; Harry. Austin, vice-president: Barbara Kreien- baum, secretary-treasurer; Earl Lumsden, sergeant-at-arms; and Gertrude Viger, board of control. Sophomore class officers are James Howarth, president; Jeanne L a n d e r s, vice-president; Jack Page, secretary-treasurer; Ben Soper Jr., sergeant-at-arms; and Jack Sceva, board of control. fton. 11 to 4. . out "’Wn elected, 13 land\ Oars-fiarl Har- 1‘ - 6 to 16' rs. Ger 3118 Weaver “15° Prine, 21 to 1‘s. MaggSter Werner Fish. 22 to —-\-—-—- BABY SON A baby son was born at the Shelton hospital on Saturday for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Doherty. GIRL BORN SATURDAY Mr. and Mrs. Carl Breitsprecha er are. the parents 'o'f a baby . . daughter born at the Shelton hos- . ‘ V‘ l pital on Saturday. Irene S. Reed high school after] ogram May Pull Record Tuinouti Crisler in 1939 and 1940 will be senth to the public’at‘the regular Show“ 011 the Program, Presment meeting of the Mason county Red a half due to their excellent scenes of the -borough Creek, a few years back, . homes and property," Chairman Journal (Fez. 27) and entitlegf Lund pointed out. ,create a disaster problem, occur SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, March 4, 1941. PURCHASES FAMOUS GUY, NOW American Magazine, in its March issue, carries in its sec- tion called “Interesting People in the American Scene,” space and pictures telling about the unusual hobby of William 0. Thorniley, familiar to Shelton and Mason County residents as president of the Olympic Penin- sula Hotel and Resort Owners Ass’n. Mr. Thorniley has developed what he calls his “Internation- al Reminder Service” as a hob- by to remind his friends of im- portant dates in their lives such as anniversaries, birthdays, etc. His hobby is described by Amer- ican Magazine under the title “Forg'et—Me—Not.” Mr. Thorniley will 'he a fea- tured guest at the March ses- sion of the Shelton Chamber of Commerce this Thursday eve- ning when his unusual exhibit of advertising material used by the Hotel and Resort Owners As— sociation in the past couple of years to promote tourist travel to the Olympic Peninsula is arranged in Memorial Hall for Chamber members and guests to peruse. FOR DISASTER l RED ' CROSS AIM County Chapter Meeting Thursday ‘ For Purpose Of Outlining Emergency Actions A disaster program will be pre- Cross to be held at eight o’clock this Thursday, at the courthouse, Chairman Myron Lund announced today, as he urged all members Red Cross and interestedI persons to attend. , “Two recent near disasters in Mason County, the earthquake and the overflowing of the banks of the Skokomish River and Golds- needed but slight increase in se- verity to cause heavy damage to “Should a like disturbance, severe enough to at the present time,-much valua- ble time would be lost in organ- izing the various forces of the community for the purpose of bringing aid to those made home- less, injured or ill." “Rescue and Medical Care,” fur- ther explained the Red Cross chair- man. “are the primary concern of disaster workers and present many difficult situations to over- come. yet, these two functions,I while the most important im- mediate need, constitute a very Small part of the entire effort necessary to feed, house. clothe, register (for the information of individuals and the public), trans- port and communicate when all or part of these various facilities have been disrupted by the dis- aster.” r “When the immediate, tempor- ary needs of disaster victims haveI been met, then the community must put forth as much or greater amount of effort to rehabilitate the affected families. The disas- ter and the rehabilitation of its Victims, will call for contributions and cooperation from every indi- vidual and community organiza- Ploni it will call for a harmon- ious organization in which all groups should have a definite Part.” concluded Mr. Lund. Music Festival Plans Instigated Initial plans were formulated last week for the third annual Mason County Music Festival at a meeting of the committee com- Posed of the four school princi- PalS. numerous interested teach- ers, Chairman Phil Murphy and a few others. The complete committee person- nel as yet is not definite. [eight o'clock and will be held in PREPAREDNE , [five members up to. receive 16 ; AGATli COURT Board of Review Approves 47 Ad- vancements for 22 Scouts At Thursday Event As an introduction to Boy Scouts ' courts of honor, the community'ofl Agate is going to start .off With ione of the best in the history of l M a s o 11 County scouting this i iThursday evening. I l The 22 Scouts who passed WithI 'flying colors at the board of re-l l View last Thursday evening are to; receive 47 advancements, with} whatever Troop 11 of Hoodsport (which holds its own board of re— view) adds to that, making one of 'the largest groups of Scouts andI at the same time one of the larg-‘ est lists of advancements ever sought at a Mason County court of honor. Transportation Furnished District Chairman Doane Brodie; ' said last night that the Shelton] . group will leave from the Shelton, Hotel at 7:30 o'clock with trans— portation to be furnished for all those needing it. Anyone With transportation to spare is asked: to let Brodie know how many. 'they can take along. The court of honor starts at the Agate grange hall. The Agate troop itself will send merit badges, while four others will be presented with special- awards for a year’s perfect at— tendance at troop meetings. With su’ch a home flavor to the pro- ceedings Troop is expected to walk off with the Getty Court of Honor Attendance trophy Thurs- day night. Troop 8 won the trophy three times in a row last year, lost it at thevlast court, ,now expects to regain it. The awards to be presented at this week’s court include: LIFE SCOUT RANK —— Elmer Carlson, Wendell Spinharney, and. George Snyder, all Troop 12. l STAR SCOUT RANK-William Anderson and Ben Soper Jr., bothl Troop 12. SECOND CLASS R A N K -— Douglas Larson and Bob Rose, both Troop 25. CABIN BOY RANK —- Jerry Cole, Troop 12. The following merit were approved: Warren Melcum, Troop 25, bird study and book binding. Earl Sheldon, Troop 25 Scout— master, firemanship and conser- vation. Frank Gray, Troop 8, personal (Continued on Page Six) badges _r.__ Last Month Next Driest February On Local Record February precipitation in 1941 was the second lightest since Weather record-keeping was in- augurated at the Rayonier plant, Weather Observer Bernhard Wi- niecki reported yesterday. The month saw exactly. three inches of rainfall recorded on the Rayonier weather instruments. Normal February rain is 8.50 in- ches, Winiecki’s records reveal. The driest February on record here was in 1934 when but 2.70 inches was registered, the wet- test in 1932 when 13.90 inches fell. The rain total for the first two months of 1941 is"well under last year‘s total for the first two months, the comparison show- ing 12.48 this year to date against 18.42 in the same period last year. Greatest 24-hour precipitation of the month totalled 0.98. inches on the 27th, while rain was recorded on 14 days of the month. Eight days were recorded as clear, four as partly cloudy, 16 as cloudy. Maximum temperature of the month was a 60 degree reading taken on three different days, the 5th, 17th and 28th. Lowest read- ing was at 26 degrees on the 15th. The month’s mean maximum temperatures were 54 degrees, the mean minimum 34 degrees, Wea- therman Winiecki’s records show. GRAPEVIEW RAINFALL lN FEBRUARY 2.90 SPecial efforts to interest the smaller Mason County schools in entering their best young musical mthe 1941 festival are to be made 'c Week, which May 4 to 10 inclusive. Further details of the 1941 festival will be ' laid 'at the next committee meet- ing in early April. BABY GIRL precipitation was sub-normal with 2.90 inches registered on the instruments un- der Weather Observer Walter Eek- ert’s care. ments, the greatest in any 24-hour period being 0.69 inches on the 27th. Highest temperature of the month was a 60 degree reading taken on the 28th, lowest at 31 degrees on the 14th and 18th. Eight days were designated on Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Corey the records as clear, seven as part: are the parents Of a baby daugh- ly cloudy. 13 as cloudy. Light fog ter born at the Shelton hospital was recorded on the 16th, 17th, on Saturday. 20th and let. ‘15 lSCOUTS SEND Grapeview, March 3——February in this community ‘ Unified Power Sen/ice One of the largest deals of years in Mason County was consummated Monday when Public Utility No. 3 closed the purchase of the West Coast Power Company and brought nearly the power service of the county under control of the public utility. as well as insuring its profitable operation in future through taking over of the more congested districts including Shelton city and the outlying service lines. The purchase price of the West Coast prop- erty which has been built up in the past twenty all of years, including all lines and equipment, old power plant building on First street and franchise, was $275,000, agreed upon as fair by the officers of 0 L) P.U.D. No. and the West Coast Company, and the funds were secured through the sale of bonds at the low interest rate of 41/1 per cent. Additional bonds for $100,000 were also issued at the same time which will provide ample funds for further county coverage of lines and for needed mainte- nance by the public utility. Public Utility No. 3 which has been built up during the past five years to covering most of the county outside of Shelton, the Canal district of Public Utility No. 1, will now be in positibn and the original Mutual Company which serves the North Bay District, to consolidate its opera- tions and in time to make further reductions in rates; and its financial and other obstacles now being over the public utility can carry out its mis- sion of giving the public the best possible service without profit which would be necessary under private ownership. The commission which has so far worked out the public utility under new and untried laws deserves much credit for making the progress it has with little federal aid except for WPA labor, and funds limited to possible bond issues, until now that ample funds will be available for all needed expansion and full coverage of Mason County rural areas; and with the inclusion of Shelton under unified control there will be no rea- son for anything but closest cooperation in the main purpose of giving the full benefits of pub- lic service. WAR TEAcniis COUNTY WOMAN’S fl KIN IN ENGLA_ND TO USE CARE By Jean Todd Fredson Skokomish Valley, March 3. —— Mrs. Max Latzel hears every other week from her relatives in Eng- land. Last week’s letter was from Betty Pope, a 17—year-old cousin. Since the blitz they have been living in Surrey in rather crowd- ed quarters, because other rel- atives have joined them. Speak- ing of the rationing, Betty says that it assures everyone the same amount of essentials and the quantities are sufficient, though one must exercise care. She says they are finding out how much they Wasted or were extravagant Iwith before the war. Marmalade is hard to get and oranges. There are no lemons and apples are high. There was a shortage of eggs but it is easing off. They had turkey Christmas. She says they don’t have such a bad time. “Daddy’s” office has a. social club where they go eve- nings to play darts, table tennis, and billiards, and every so often dancing and whist are arranged for. They go to the cinema once a week. She hasn't been to London since the blitz but “Daddy” has been a couple of times. He reports that ordinary houses have suffered more than the fac- tories. Most of which are work- ing normally. They regret the destruction of historic buildings _— COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT——A m e r i c a n Legion post and auxiliary meetings, p. m., Memorial Hall. TONIGHT—S. W. conference, northern division, prep basket- ball, 7 p. m., Lincoln gym, Olym- pia vs. Shelton, first and sec- and team games. WEDNESDAY—State car testing station open, 8 a. m., to 5 p. m., city dock location. WEDNESDAY—Active club din- ner meeting, 6:30 p. m., Shel— ton Hotel. THURSDAY—Chamber of Com- 'merce March meeting, 6:30 din- ner at Shelton Hotel, entertain- ment program featuring Herb Ci‘isler colored motion films of Olympic Peninsula and Wil- liam Thorniley advertising ex- hibit, 8 p. m., Memorial'Hall. THURSDAY—Commercial Lea- gue bowling, 8 p.m., bowling al4 leys. THURSDAY—Boy Scout Court of Honor, 8 p. m., Agate grange hall. THURSDAY—City council meet- ing, 8 p. m., city hall. THURSDAY—City league bas- ketball, 9:30 p. m., Lincoln gym, 2 games. THURSDAY~Red Cross Chap- ter’s March meeting, 8 p. m., courthouse. Disaster prepared- ness program to be outlined. but are optomistic about better housing replacing the bombed slums. Mrs. Latzel made a trip to Europe in the fall of 1937, and visited her relatives in England; also Mr. Latzel's relatives in Germany. At that time Germany was feverishly arming. Though they have written repeatedly in an effort to get news, no word has been received from any of Mr. Latzel’s people since the war began. DeMolay To Run City Affairs For One Day —- 20th Shelton’s municipal affairs will be directed for a day by boys of Mark E. Reed Chapter of the Order of DeMolay, Mayer William Stevenson said today. ‘DeMolay Day’ in Shelton has been set for March 20, he said, when all municipal officers will take DeMolay boys under their wings and show them through the actual steps of municipal operations for a full day. “City officials” for that day will be named by Clint Williams, DeMolay chapter master coun- cilor. Williams himself has been chosen by the DeMolay chapter to act as “Mayer.” His appen- tees will be announced later. The DeMolay members who will act as city officials for the day will attend this week’s city council meeting Thursday eve- ning to get their first preview of the functioning of municipal affairs, then {sometime next week each city official will meet with the DeMolay boy who is to take his place March 20 and go over the duties- connected with that office. Something new in naval craft is phibian. test at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Twice a Week TUESDAY and THURSDAY OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER 8T COAST POWER 00. TIIIINSIIcnoN EFFECTIVE TODAY; $375,000 REVENUE BOND ISSIIE IS FLOATED West Coast Paid $275,000 For Property Here, Last Left In Washington; $51,000 R.E.A. Application Cancelled At one o’clock this morning Public Utility District (No. 3 of Mason County officially took possession of all [local holdings of the West Coast Power company to bring [to a close negotiations for the purchase of the property I PIRATES EIGHT SECONDS SHORT OF STATE MEET Two Overtime Periods Needed To Settle A.A.U. Playoff; Ren- ton Wins, 51-44 Eight short ticks of the clock, eight slim seconds of playing time, separated the Pantorium Pirates from becoming Shelton's first entrant in the state A.A.U. bas- ketball tournament Saturday night. But those eight seconds were lenough for Johnson’s Grocery of Renton to tie up the score in the first overtime period and then go on to a 51 to 44 victory in the second sizzling session of the most thrilling game ever played in Lin- coln gym. The Olympic Peninsula King County A.A.U. district champion— ship hung on the outcome of the flaming battle and with it the right to enter the state A.A.U. tournament which opened in Se- attle last night. So Close The struggle was So packed full of thrills it would take a full length novel to describe them all, but here are the top spots of a game which rasped the nerves of every fan in the gym, whether of Renton or Shelton affection. It was just eight seconds from the close of the first overtime period, Shelton leading 44 to 42, when Nick Puhich crossed over under the basket to take the re- bound ‘from a shot a teammate had just missed, flipped the leather sphere back over his shoulder blindly and with the luck of the fates it whished thru the net for the points that tied up the con- test. _In the second five-minute over— time this same Puhich rammed home two more baskets, Strom gathered a third and Lopan scored from the free throw line while the Pirates, their luck and their stamina completely used, up, couldn’t register another point. Both Teams Nervous From the o ening whistle the thrills started 0 pile up thick and fast. Both teams were so tense they missed countless opportuni- The Pirates blossomed into an 8 to 3 lead at the first quarter and led 17 to 11 at half. Renton began to close in as the second half opened and finally tied the count at 21-21. The score Was tied again at 23, 25, 27, and 29. but Renton first gained the edge at 33 to ‘32 in the fourth quarter. It was tied at 25-all at the end of the third period. The Pirates immediately regain— ed the lead at 34-33, Renton tied it at 34, Shelton ducked ahead, 36— 34, Renton tied it and then went ahead at 38-36, Bill Taylor dropped in a free toss to make it 37-38 for the visitors, who boosted it to 37-40 with another basket, then Pat Smith‘ tucked away a field (Continued on Page Six) Seagoing Army Car Gets Test 1 ties in the first half, with Renton , the mere luckiess on this score.‘ l l which have been under way for some six months past. Final details of the big transaction were completed yesterday at Portland in a last conference between officials of the P.U.D., the West Coast company, and the financial interests involved in the deal; The West Coast Power Com- pany was paid $275,000 for its local holdings and the P.U.D. float- ed an additional $100,000 loan through revenue bonds to take care of such extra details as the overhang in inventories by the two negotiators, the difference be- tween meter readings and the time of the transfer, completing present rural lines under construc- tion by the P.U.D., working capi— tal, etc., J. F. Bischel, chairman of the P.U.D. board of commis- sioners, stated. Application for a $51,000 loan from the Rural Electrification Ad- ministration which has been pend- ing for many months has been cancelled by the commissioners, Mr. Bischel said, inasmuch as the $100,000 additional capital in- cluded in the bond issue will be sufficient to cover the projects planned originally to be financed through the REA. loan. For the present time, Mr. Bis- chel said, the staffs of both the West Coast and P.U.D. will con- tinue on the job while the ad- justments necessary in the trans— fer of ownership are ironed out. For the balance of this month both the West Coast office in the Angle Building and the P.U.D. office in the Labor Temple will be continued but at the end of the month the P.U.D. office is to be moved to the more spacious and better located quarters of the West Coast office, Mr. Bischel said. No Rate Effect The change in ownership will not immediately affect the rate schedules now in force for either the West Coast or P.U.D. lines. Mr. Bischel said, although he in- dicated an adjustment in the rates on some of the West Coast’s rural lines may be made to conform to the P.U.D. schedule as one of the early adjustments for the com- missioners to study. Financing of the revenue bonds in completing the transfer of own- ership of the utility holdings here has been handled through the First National Bank of Portland for the financial syndicate iden- tified with Guy C. Myers, North- west independent fiscal agent. The syndicate is headed nation- ally by the investment banking firm of John Nuveen and Com- pany, Chicago, and in the North- west by Hartley Rogers and Com» pany. According to accounts of the transaction in Northwest financial circles, P.U.D. No. 3 received $1,- 011 per bond for 41/4 % serial bonds maturing from February 15, 1944, to February 15, 1971. The bonds are callable after February 15, 1945, at 105 and at a. diminishing premium thereafter. In closing the deal yesterday in Portland, W. I. McInnes, presi- dent, and Raymond Clifford, at- torney, represented the West Coast; Guy C. Myers, Attorney A. C. Brodie of Olympia, Ronald Mc- Donald, commissioner, represent- ed P.U.D. No. 3; Clinton Prescott, vice-president of Hartley Rogers and Co., and Robert D. Douglas of ‘Chicago, represented the financ- ing syndicate. Closing of the transaction was handled through C. B. Stevenson, vice—president of the First National Bank of Port- land. At the same time, Miss Jean McDonald, P.U.D. 3 auditor, Ma— son County Treasurer Omer/ L. Dion and Deputy Treasurer Nolan Mason sat in on the closing con- ference at Portland yesterday. Disposal of its Mason. County holdings in the P.U.D. 3 trans- action marks the passing of the West Coast Power Company as a Mounted on a raft and with special paddles attached to rear wheels, the car splashes ahead at about two miles an hour in utility operating in Washington for the local holdings were the last owned by the company in this state. It’s holdings in Pacific, Grays Harbor, Wahkiakum, and Skamania counties had previous- ly been purchased by public util- ity districts, leaving the company now with power holdings only in Oregon. No effect will result on the contracts previously negotiated by the public utility with the City of Tacoma or by West Coast with the Simpson-Rayonier joint power- house for the purchase of power, Mr. Bischel said today. this army bantam car turned am- Note soldier manning rudder.