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Bishop said he aid, an can be done with d tohatl even with— , ya Navy can anathalmate, which t it w Omit to victory c C’md take longer Mr “giv- W‘Shop’s talk, the th edl'lesday night, boye date for their ,1 GPatrol banquet, e 19 6’18 Hanson re- acl‘lb,s 11:: beqn selec- cg nua spring Klwepied an invitation Club to join ’1 evening meet- t -—_. o N GIRL MOTHER hgfigudtsnam. of Shelton r dau here this morn- howghter. Mrs. Arn- of Bellingham, st Reed high 6: mother of a -for the main topic of this eve- ning’s chapter session is outlin- Methods merang On Fuehrer, A‘s'serts Club Speaker llO5 Wait Action On Applications For Aged Checks First checks under the new old age pension scale set up by Initiative 141 were received by upwards of 250 Mason County residents this week as the new law Went into effect. Maximum grants of $40 are provided under the new scale but individual pensions are de- pendent upon resources of the pension recipients themselves. Thus in this county the average pension check under the new scale is $3l.54 while under the old scale it was $22.32. The present. eligible pension reci- pients thus are drawing ap— proximately $8,175, or an ill- creasc of $2,393 per month more than they were under the old scale. The average pension check in this county may be changed up or down by the effect of 105 new applications for pensions when the county social security department has had time to in- vestigate them all, Miss Cora Barber, local administrator, pointed out today. DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM TO BE OUTIINED TONITEi Red Cross Chapter Chairman Will Review Duties Of Various Sections 0f Program I l l l i l l l l After tonight’s meeting of the Mason County Red Cross Chap- ter, this community should be better prepared to act in disas- ter emergencies than it ever has ing of‘ a 'dis‘as‘teir’ relief " ‘pla‘lhrtod‘ be operated through the Red Cross chapter. The meeting starts at 7:30 in the courthouse, Chapter Chairman Myron Lund reminds members. All persons who enrolled in the chap- ter through last fall’s roll call drive are eligible to participate in the chapter's meeting, he ex- plained in urging a large attend- ance for tonight’s important pro- gram. Duties of each section of the disaster relief plan will be out- lined by Chairman Lund. Brief- ly, the plan will work this general fashion: General supervision is under the chapter chairman; survey and rescue work is under Ralph Paul- son of the chapter’s accident pre- vention committee, with First Aid Chairman Lorrel Seljestad and Life Caving Chairman John Rep- linger as his chief aides; medical aid supervision is under Dr. H. L. Kennedy with Miss Florence Smith, public health department nurse, and Seljestad again as chief aides; food and shelter pro- vision is under Mrs. Herbert Mil- ler; registration and information duties are in charge of Mrs. E. F. Martin; fund raising and central purchasing duties fall under the finance Committee, consisting of Oscar Mell, Joe Hansen and John Replinger, with Treasurer E. B- Spring and the roll call chairman (not as yet appointed) as chief aides; and duties of providing transportation, communica- tions and public information are under Chapter Vice-Chairman George Dunning. ‘ Skiiers Plan Big. Group At Rainier Shelton Ski Club will be repre- sented by some 15 members and competitors at the Southwest Washington program at Paradise this weekend, it was learned at last night's club meeting, Presi- dent Bob Bampton reported today. The club will have eight men. three women and two juniors 1n the six-team competition Sundayi while eight or ten Shelton club members will attend the Saturday night banquet and entertainment program, he said. Last night’s meeting was fear tured by motion pictures of a 61- versified nature shown by George Andrews, who pinch hit for sche- duled pictures which failed to ar- rive. President Bampton reminded the club that two more ice skat- ing parties will be held under the club's sponsorship, March 13 and 27, at the Olympia arena. in Soldier Facing Double Driving Charge Friday Thomas Murrayof Fort Murray will face charges of negligent driv- ing and driving without an 9P- erators’ license Friday in just“;e court here as the result of his morning in arrest last Saturday by trolman Cliff Aden in Shelton. l... l SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, March 6, 1941. lLARGESl‘ ROAD OILING PLANS MAPPED HERE Miles Of County Roads Ten— tativer Scheduled For Oil Surfacing In $40,000 Project Mason County’s most ambitious road oiling program was mapped yesterday by the board of com— missioners during their extended first-obthe-month meeting, a resolution was adopted whic h tentatively scheduled the expendi- ture of $40,000 to oil49 miles of county roads this summer. The exact roads to be included in the program were not desig- nated in yesterday’s action, but tentatively the division of the mil— eage total among the three road districts is twenty miles in Road District No. 1, eleven miles in Dis- trict No. 2, and eighteen miles in District No. 3. Subject To Approval Yesterday’s action was tentative entirely, its final culmination de- pending upon detailed plans to be provided by County Road Engineer Art Ward, subject to the commis- sioners' approval, and finally to the approval of the state highway’ department. The exact amount to be spent on the annual oiling project like— wise is subject to the final detail— ed plans drawn up by Engineer Ward. Also on the subject of roads, the county board yesterday passed a resolution placing $17,188.55 of unappropriated 1940 gas tax mon- ey into the road maintenance fund for use in 1941. The action was made to conform to state law re- quiring unexpended road fund balances from previous years to be budgeted before they can be spent in the following year. Meals, Printing Bids Bids to furnish meals for coun- ty prisoners for the year start- ing with April 19, next, are to be opened at eleven o’clock March 31 and bids to publish county ad— vertising and official and legal publications will be opened on the same date but at two o’clock, the board determined yesterday. Appointment of Harold E. Lake- burg" to the Masoncminty Plan- ning Council to fill the seat of I. H. Woods, who said he would be unable to serve, was announced by the board yesterday. Agate—Scene Of Boy Scout Court Of Honor Tonight, About the closest thing to a cinch bet today is that Troop of Agate will win the Getty Court of Honor Attendance trophy to- night. Troop 8 has quite an advantage over the three Shelton troops and Troop 11 of Hoodsport inasmuch as tonight’s court of honor is to be held in Troop 8’s backyard—- at the Agate Grange hall, start- ing at eight o’clock. When you remember that Troop 8 won the trophy three times in a row last year when it had to bring its backers into Shelton to do so, then you get an idea of what’s likely to happen tonight when the court is held at Agate. Some 22 Scouts of the Shelton and Agate troops will be awarded 48 advancements at tonight’s court, plus whatever additional contributions to the court Troop 11 has to make. No report has been received on how many Troop 11 Scouts are to come before the court. Shelton Scouts and their back- ers will leave from the Shelton Hotel at 7:30 tonight with trans- portation ready for anyone wish- ing to make the trip. TUMWATER COUNCIL SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE Transfer of Allan Adams, chief executive for Tumwater Council, Boy Scouts of America, to the Se- attle Area Council effective April 15 leaves Tumwater Council with the problem of finding a succes- sor to Adams within the next month. At a. meeting of Tumwater Council officers last Friday in Olympia the various district chair- men were designated as a com- mittee to find a successor to Ad- ams. Mason County Chairman Doane Brodie thus is a member of that committee. Dr. Eugene Browning, Tumwa- ter Council commissioner, and Dr. Ben Briggs, Tumwater Council camplng and activities chairman, attended the council executives meeting from Shelton. Log Trucker Fined 0n 3 Counts This Morning Three violations of log trucking regulations brought Fritz Buechel of Dayton a $15 fine, plus court costs, in Justice M. C. Zintheo’s court this morning. Buechel was arrested by Officer Sargeant of the‘ State Highway Department’s diVlsion of weights and measures and charged with carrying a load | Of 1038 which were over his license State Pa‘ capamty’ over the legal caPaCityi TUESDAY—Kiwanis club lunch- and over the legal length. when I . l the other ships. Army and Marines Take to the Air As r: rt of their process of sprouting wings, candidates for Army Air Corps commissions start formation flying at Sunnyvale, Calif. Instructors lead each element of three planes, with students piloting Swinging through the air from their opened para- chutes, members of the United States Marine Corps parachute class drift over the naval air base at Lakehurst, N. J., on a practice jump. The Mud Bay Logging Com- pany, which has been a consid- erable logging railroad operation dumping in Mud Bay for 31 years, this week cut its last tim- ber and will be gradually closing up its affairs and junking its equipment during the coming year. However, the three miles of rail- road touching the salt water will be continued for another year or more, giving access to the bay for that part of the Mason County Logging output which is mar- keted on the Sound while the major output of the company still goes to the mill at Bordeaux. With the passing of the Phoenix Logging Company at Potlatch two .years ago, and now the Mud Bay concern, the Simpson Logging Company of Shelton will be the last of the great logging con- cerns which have operated rail- decade but each dating back for forty years or more until the tim- ber within reach has been cut out and only small scattered tracts are left for truck logging. The Simpson Company has a back- ground of timber of its own for years ahead, depending on access to timber in the reserves adjoin- ing for its larger and longer op- eration. While the Mud Bay Logging Company was organized in 1910 when it was incorporated by Mark Draham, George S. Long and Dan O’Leary, it was really the suc- cessor of the Western Washing- ton Logging Company organized ,by Mark and George Draham and W. H. Kneeland in 1898, operating in the Dayton district in Mason County. And it also dates fur- ther back to Mark Draham’s first camps in 1888 on the old Mason County Central Railroad which once ran through Isabella Valley to Lost Prairie, and for the next decade as the Skookum Tim- ber Company around Dayton on the Peninsula Railroad Company. This company moved to Thurston County in 1910, following the Ma- son County Logging Company which turned to the Black Hills in 1908. Mark Draham was the president of the Mud Bay Com- COMMUNITY 'CALENDAR TONIGHT—Chamber of Com- merce March meeting, 6:30 din- ner at Shelton Hotel, enter- tainment program featuring Herb Crisler colored motion films of Olympic Peninsula and William. Thorniley advertising exhibit, p. m., Memorial Hall. TONIGHT—Commercial League bowling, 8 p. m., bowling alleys. TONIGHT—Boy Scout Court of Honor, 8 p. m., Agate grange hall. TONIGHT—City council meeting, p. m., city hall. TONIGHT—City league basket- ball, 9:30 p. m., Lincoln gym, 2 games. First opening season’s championship play off. between Kimbel Oil and McConkey Pharmacy. TONIGHT—Red Cross Chapter’s March meeting, 8 p. m., court- house. Disaster preparedness pro ram to, be outlined. FR. AY—V.F.W. post and aux- iliary meetings, p. m., Mem— 1 orial Hall. ‘FRIDAY—-City league bowling, 7 and 9 p. m., bowling alleys. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 a. m., courthouse. SATURDAY—City league bas- ketball, 7 p. m., Lincoln gym, 2 games completing regular schedule. MONDAY—County commission- ers, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAY—Women’s l e a g u e bowling, 8:15 p. m., bowling al- I leys. .MONDAY—H o m e Guard meet- ing, 7:30 p. m., Bordeauv school basement. eon, noon, Shelton Hotel. roads in‘ this district in the last‘ first ' MUD BAY LOGGING COMPANY ‘ CUTS LAST TREE; SIMPSON Now LAST 0P RAILROADERS pany, serving until his death in 1930, succeeded by Geo. S. Long, and after his death by Dan 0’— Leary, its present president and manager. In 1910 the operation employed 125 men and reached its peak in 1927-9 at 450 men in the camps and other work. Since then the operation has tapered off until only a handful of men are now employed, and much time lost through bad markets and labor troubles through the years, with scattering timber, left little re- grets at the wind-up. During the Operation 26,000 acres were cut over and 1,500,000,000 board feet of timber were hauled over the railroad. Some statistician has figured that taking the- average 30-foot log, scaling 700 feet, the Mud Bay Logging Company has haul- ed ii,.l42,857 logs during its life, Which laid end to end would cir- cle half way around the earth. In these days of big figures this means little to the average man who views the loaded log trains passing by, but reaching colossal figures of logs and payrolls when the larger operation of the Simp- son Logging Company at Shelton with its longer life and steadier work might be estimated. 4-H Leaders To Gather Saturday In Memorial Hall The Fourth District 4-H Lead- ers’ Council will hold its next meeting at Memorial Hall in Shelton, Saturday, March 8 be— ginning at 10:30 a. m. The program will open with rec- reation. Other events on the program will feature a demonstra— tion, how to train judging teams, and a talk on the leader project training program in Pierce coun- ty. Mr. Henry M. Walker, State 4-121 Club agent, will also be pres- en . Mason County leaders will pro- vide lunch for everyone. 4-H are asked to contact the exten- the meeting. H club agents. leaders and TOT IN HOSPITAL day for treatment. _.-. Club leaders in Thurston County sion office as to whether or not ,they plan to attend the meeting and if they need transportation to District IV is composed of Lew- is, Pacific, Pierce, Mason, Grays Harbor, and Thurston county 4- extension Loren Mercer, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mercer of Shelton, was admitted to Shelton hospital Tues- What to Wear at a Fire N ’TL DEFENSE REGISTRATION ‘Legion’s Questionnaires Filled Out By About 100 Eli-Service- men Now; Wivell Post Members Do Tues. Can you speak any foreign lan- guages? Have you had any police, fire department, or intelligence ser- Vlce experience? These are samples of questions .members of Fred B. Wivell Ameri— can Legion post answered Tues- day evening at, their regular meet- ing, at which time questionnaires ,m the legion’s nation—wide volun- tary national defense registration were filled out. , Other questions asked include: Availability Desired Name and address? Are you la citizen? Naturalized or native born? Are you married? How many dependents have you? What is your education? What was your branch of former war serv- ice? What is your present mili- tary or naval status? Could you serve as an interpreter? What is your present occupation? How many years have you spent in your present vocation? What is the name of your present employ- er? Will you be available for service in state troops replacing national guards? What is your general physical condition? An important question boxed in the center of the form asks whether the registrant believes he will be able to answer to any call for immediate service, for general service anywhere, restrict- ed service in home community on- ly, or on part-time or full-time basis. The questionnaire registration form contains queries, Com- mander John Eliason explains, and is also a list of 67 specific occu- pations, professions or trades, which are checked by each regis- trant, with a space provided for writing in vocations not listed. All War Vets Wanted So far approximately 100 ques- tionnaires have been filled out with about 10 percent being ex- servicemen not affiliated with the American Legion. All (ex-service: men, whether Legion‘naires or‘ not, are invited to register under the national defense program mapped by the Legion, Commander Elia- son said. Questionnaires may be Obtained from Cliff Wivell at the Texaco Service at First and Franklin. from Ed Faubert at the Shelton Hotel, from Harold Lakeburg at the Western Union office, or from Herb Angle in th eAngle Building- Buckingham, Barrett_ Chosen At GrapeVIew One new and one former direc- tor were elected at Grapeview .at Saturday’s annual school district balloting, County School Supt. J. E. Martin said today after receiv- ing the official returns from the grape center. Orin Buckingham was re-elect- ed to the board for a three year term while Clifford Barrett was elected to a two year term on the board. Buckingham received 16 of 18 votes cast, Barrett 14, while three other persons not. aspirants for the posts received smattering votes. Dewatto' and Allyn districts still are unreported, Supt. Martin said. DeMolay Initiation To Be Held Monday Night Port Angeles DeMolay chapter will send its degree team to Shel- ton next Monday evening tO Put on intitiatory work as four new Shelton boys and one from Olym- pia are initiated into Mark E. Reed sDeMolay chapter, Master Councilor Clint Williams announc— ed today. at eight o’clock in the, Masonic Temple. If you’re going to a fire, don’t forget your mask. Here are the latest styles in fire-fighting masks, demonstrated by members of the New York fire department. Pretty, aren’t they? ‘ FORMS FILLED The chapter program will start Twice a Week TUESDAY and THURSDAY OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Huge Crowd Due Tonight To See C of C Program Memorial Hall may need rub- ber walls tonight to accomo- date the crowd expected to gather for the Shelton Chamber of Commerce program for its March meeting. President Ed Faubert says in- dications point to a capacity gathering with the demand for chairs stronger than the supply. Attractions are the 1939 and 1940 editions of the famous Herb Crisler colored motion pictures of the Olympic Penin- sula and the unique display of advertising material used by the Olympic Peninsula Hotel and Resort Owners Ass’n in adver- tising the peninsula's attractions to tourists throughout the na- tion. The display was put to- gether by William O. Thorniley, president ,of the association. It requires five hours of'work by a couple of experienced workers to set the unique display up. The Memorial Hall part of the Chamber program starts at 7:45 o’clock, following the usual 6:30 dinner in the Shelton Hotel banquet room. The public is in- vited to attend either or both parts of the program. FOOD STAMP SALE IN FIRST QUARTER SHOW PLAN HELPS Volume Grows steadily; Record Daily Total Set Yester- day at $971 Cash During the first quarter of op- eration of the surplus food stamp plan in Mason County, a total vol- ume of $9,200 in cash has been spent by eligible participants for which they received food stamps worth an added $4600, or a total of $13,800, in food, Miss Joyce West, food stamp clerk, reported this week. February was the biggest month of the three the plan has been in operat on in this area with $3,212 worth of orange stamps purchas- ed with which $1,606 in free blue stamps‘r-ms given. The month's total involved 276 transaction ,in which 194 families or 661 persons Were participants, Miss West’s re- cords indicate. March was off to a booming start, too, for yesterday saw a new single day’s volume record set af— ter $971 in cash had been paid for orange food stamps, to which $465.50 worth of blue food stamps were added for a total single day's value of $1,436.50. Under the fo‘od stamp plan or- ange stamps are exchangebale at all stores participating in the plan for any item of food carried by the store, while the free blue stamps are exchangeable for any of a list of designated “surplus” foods. On- ly public assistance recipients are eligible to participate in the food stamp plan and receive the 50 per cent increase in purchasing power on food supplies which the plan brings to them. For each dollar’s worth of orange stamps purchas- ed by the participants 50 cents worth of blue stamps are added free under the food stamp pia The quarterly figures on he stamp plan volume here: Orange, Blue Total Feb. ._._$3212.00 $1606.00 $4818.00 Jan. .... .. 3069.00 1534.50 4603.50 Dec. 2919.00 1459.50 4378.50 Total.... $9200.00 $4600.00 13800.00 The food stamp office in the social security building has now been open 61 days. During the first month it was open five days a week but during the past two months it has been open only three days each week, Monday, Wednes- day and Friday, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Huerby Purchases Wakefield Building Purchase of the one-story build- ing at Fifth and Railroad from M. L. Wakefield of Aberdeen was completed this week by Al Huer- by Motors, local authorized Ford dealer, Mr. Huerby announced to- day. The building was formerly oc- cupied by Huerby Motors several years ago prior to its move to its present quarters at First and Pine. The purchase was made as an investment, Mr. Huerby said. Permits For Additions To Home, Store Taken Two building permits issued this week by City Auditor Gordon Hen- dry were taken out by W. F. Mc- Cann for a $100 addition to his home at 619 Cascade street on Hillcrest, and by George Cooke for a $500 addition to the Cooke Feed and Seed store building at 219 South First street. INJURED LOGGER OUT Fred Smith, injured in an acci- dent at the Studebaker Logging camp two weeks ago, was re- leased from Shelton hospital yes— terday. XMAS TREE MAN ILL E. D. Payne, Mason County’s largest Christmas tree shipper, was admitted to Shelton hospital Tuesday for treatment. CITY ’8 SECOND FIRE ENGINE IS DELIVERED New Truck, First Of Its Type To Be Delivered In IVest; Fast- er, More Powerful Than Old One Streamlined, highpowered, trim and nifty looking, Shelton’s sec- ond fire engine arrived here yes- terday afternoon and was prompt- ly dubbed “Snow White” by Fire Chief Dean Carman. That’s for the spotless white paint job the new flame fighting vehicle possesses. Lettering and trim is in gold. , The new engine was driven down from Tacoma yesterday by A. D. Quinn, field engineer for the American-LaFrance company, best known manufacturers of fire en- gines in the United States, and F. E. O’Neill, Northwest district sales manager, who sold the engine. to the City of Shelton some three months ago. The city purchased the machine for $4,405.73 on bid. To Be Tested Friday The new engine is to be intro- duced to the city's crew of volun- teer fire fighters tonight ‘and to- morrow will be put through offic- ial tests under the eyes of state. officers before it will be for- mally accepted by city authori- ties. Quinn will remain here until Chief Carman and his crew are thoroughly familiar with~the ma- chine and are satisfied they know how to operate it fully and com- petently. Although the new engine, at 158 inches, has the same wheel base as the old machine, the new ma- chine will have to take the inside stall at the fire hall because the body is longer and the aluminum hook ladders extend out farther to the rear than do the ladders on the old red engine. Powerful Motor Features of the new engine are a 95-horsepower Mercury motor, compared with the (SO-horsepower motor of the old machine, dual rear wheels equipped with spec- ial traction-grip tread tires, 3 heavy duty generator with volt control such as is used in police cars, a 500-gallon pump as com- pared with tlre‘ 450 gallon pump of the old machine, a loo-gallon water tank (same as on the old engine), 1200 feet of hose as. compared with 1000 feet on the old engine, a windshield and doors to the open cab, neither of which the old machine possesses, and numerous other minor pieces of equipment. Its added power makes the new machine a better hill climber and a faster engine than the old. It is the first machine of its particular type to be delivered in the west, according to Mr. O’- Neill. It was constructed at the American-LaFrance factory in Almira, New York, and shipped to Tacoma. Mr. Quinn drove frdm Salt Lake City to make the de- livery and instruct the Shelton fire department in its handling and operation. The old engine was purchased by the city in 1927 and is a How- ard-Cooper company model. Acquisition of this second engine by the city fire department is the first step which may lead eventually to a. reduction in fire insurance rates here. The $50,- 000 extension and improvement to the city’s water system will be another, when completed. Lecture Sunday Upon Christian Science, 3:00 pm. Another in the series of annual lectures on Christian Science sponsored by the Christian Science Society of Shelton will be held next Sunday afternoon in the Shelton junior high school audi- torium starting at three o’clock. Florence Middaugh, C. S., of Los' Angeles, a member of the board of lectureship of the mo- ther church at Boston, will be the lecturer with her topic, “Chris- tian Science: It’s Practice and Proof.” The public is cordially invited to attend by the local society. Several previous lectures spon- sored by the Shelton society have brought more - than - capacity crowds to the junior high aud- itorium, with interested perso 3 coming from all over Southw st Washington, the Olympic Penin- sula and as far as Tacoma to lis- ten. The lecture is free. Quartet Attend—40 & 8 State Wreck in Seattle H. E. Lakeburg, E. H. Faubert, E. F. Martin and Walt Nash of Fred B. Wivell American Legion post and members of the Thurs- ton-Mason Voiture of 40 & at- tended the state-wide 40 dz 8 Wreck in Seattle last weekend. HOSPITAL PATIENT James White of Shelton was admitted to Shelton hospital for treatment Wednesday. ‘ .8...— OUT OF HOSPITAL Fred Myers of Shelton was re- leased from Shelton hospital Wed- nesday. {d