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March 11, 1941     Shelton Mason County Journal
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XWW' I, .. I ‘W‘Nu Wm l h “'9' my“ see you i i «domino Idlulili ' V. “15%;?” "1 mm him-u nice-m CS— Meat Pric. Effective” ‘riday-Satu ‘, ., y \ 2:"?!ch in the vicinity f Censt gym, now in the . om .th rlichen, can expect I mate Clty council any- “ bee new Cement side- ‘ st n Ordered installed reets fronting their ght up at ~ svmugcil seSSion by 1,-of the . McKenZIB. ‘Ancie 3% Rebate Ends Saturday N o o 11 On Tax Payment Thritfy Mason County proper- ty owners have been saving their pennies since Valentine’s Day so they can take advantage of the three percent rebate Treasurer Omer L. Dion offers on payments of real and per- sonal taxes made by March 15. That leaves only the rest of this week, up to noon Saturday, for those who would take ad- vantage of this money saving offer to kick through with their 2‘ -m , sidewalks and rkfigtee. and then re- . ” athe committee for i. next recommenda— ‘, 8 sho meeting on just ene llld be placed. ear BM council sessiOn, plgzell Bantz was re s ecifica- te"fills on the Sew city for report. Mr. flee ht that the Tacoma , m tad offered cooper- syhe labor involved ted vgtem improvement . for “15A. project thati rob“ no form such a. m 1y cOllld be approv-l' m0 Sn nthS. . 5’s and the Ilned" .g t .al he '.‘ in " .t, Hatcher of the bridges commit— County commis— 0 assist the cityl H curbing in front‘ all. under the pro-l, Increase parking: . downtown busi-I be that as yet no‘, depar{ecel\'ed from thel ment on its atti- OVIFg the curbing to“. hll‘d streets be-a ‘09 under the same ‘ l tio “Rinpresented by A. J. Aver“? 01‘ the oiling of‘ . 3 vi t Geminian referred to!, ffle ‘38 for study? — g,“ hex” c0mmitttee was ~ ' mil?“ by Ole John- ‘ :; Surface "lg the done to are SMT Qme On a or drainage _ sout ,- . :hty F00” . hside Hill. . l .>, 3,13 mintm‘cnts to offices wen, Ounty Red Cross f- fixguntced by Chair- r j l“(zeta _last Thurs- . mg in the court- l. trlce f: the 3116 Mrs. Corrine, , _. .an a 9W chapter nurs— l . la cha?1f1m:4rs.f :Villiailn; I n 0 he vo 'l 10-lb5' ,' ' laghsem'ices committee. Winesalrl’: } ‘ at? Wa‘jstf‘l"stldisaster rc-l , ~ , ou ined in de-‘ """ ‘ ma: Lund with divi- theamecl, .and the was Organization of undertaken with questionnaires Which person- which those 1 have available 5 of disaster can .flleg.cata10gued in the ion Miller, Rayonier~ irmber. is the newI e 3’. succeeding Mrs.‘ I :r 0f the estab-l Y. further, s“blect to be an- airman Lund church for f 79, a resi- OI' the past two at Shelton hos- -. 5’ w . ,for if: Shipped to Bris- e ha] in the family Famed by Miss l, 'Wlio ,Onahue, a. e arrWEG here the an death. her rgle'S. Frank Con- llqenCe here Mrs. Wed with her enr de twg’ gost. Other Sioux Frank Con- One brother, Iowa; three Burke a n d both of New M a r y and 12 N Y." .Ml‘ssw Albin, 3', was born at Win- lsconsin’ Sept- 1941 tax payments. Savings made by taking ad- vantage of this offer might go quite a ways toward buying that new fishing outfit for the sea- son which starts April 6, or a new Easter outfit. So, a word to should be sufficient. CENSUS DIVISION IN COUNTY SHOWS BELFAIR LARGEST 796 Noses Counted At Clifton Pre- cinct; Dewatto Smallest With 77 the thrifty Precinct division of Mason County's 1940 census total was announced yesterday by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Bur- eau of Census. The break-down shows Belfair as the largest community outside the corporate limits of Shelton and also the largest precinct by pop- ‘ulation, with the census listing 796 . residents. HOWever, since the census Belfair has been divided into two precincts. By the same measuring stick, Dewatto is this county's smallest community with 77 residents listed. No comparison with 1930 pre- cinct population figures was giv- .en by the Census Bureau in yes- terday’s report. The figures fol- . low: Allyn ........ .225 Miller .......... .231 .Arcadia .... ..559 Northside ....323 Camp 3 .... ..208'Pickering ....173 Capitol Hill 458 Satsop ........ .. 88 elfair ........ ..796 Shelton 1 ....628 Cloquallum 111 l Shelton 2 ....533 Dayton ...... .264 Shelton 3 ....551 Dewatto .... .. 77 Shelton 4 ....542 Eells .......... ..45O Shelton 5 ....318 Grapeview ..164 ,Shelton 6 ....530 Harstine .... .134 Shelton 7 ....605 Hoodsport .565 Skokomish ..480 Isabella .... ..64O Tahuya ...... .116 Kamilche ....667 Union .......... .228 Lilliwaup ....272 ’ Westside .... ..387 Matlock .... ..270 TOTAL ..11,603 2,0063}... Nut Orchard Begins To Bear at Agate First trees are beginning to bear fruit this year in the exten- sive nut and holly nursery at Ag- ate, 12 miles east of Shelton. which has been started by C. W. Oberg. of Hoquiam, he reported to The Journal yesterday. The remaining trees are due to begin bearing next season. The nursery consists of 2,000 filbert nut trees and 400 holly trees. The filberts are of the Fitzgerald and nonpareil species grafted, Mr. Oberg said. In addition the nurs- ery has samples of practically ev— ery known nut on the market, he added. Herman Lorenzen is caretaker for the nursery and also. has about 50 filbert trees of his own. LAD HIT BY TREE Stanley Johnson, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Johnson, was treated at Shelton hospital Sat- urday for head injuries suffered when he was struck by a branch of a tree his father was cutting down at their Skokomish Valley home. Jeanine Mitchell, 8, Win s Hearts, Prize With Voice Little Jeanine Mitchell, 8- year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell of Kahlll' che, has turned to wider fields to conquer — and is finding success, too. Her latest venture into the entertainment world found her captivating a large studio aUd' ience and the judges of a 09"- test in Tacoma last week WhIGh was broadcast over radio 5113' tion KVI. With her cute little cowbo)l outfit and cowboy songs arid yodeling, little Jeanine won ’3 special $10 prize in Tacomas exposition program. Only a S'P' gle first prize was scheduled In original plans, but little Jean- ine so took the fancy of the judges and the audience that the judges, while not feeling She qualified for the first prize. d" cided to add the special second prize. Consolidated wi .- . tIl T e Shelton Independent SHED‘I‘ON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, March 11, 1941. I Oldtimers Here Recall Leafy Giant I Was Quite a Tree Even Be- l’ fore City Expanded One of the landmarks known to the earliest Shelton settlers bow— ed to Father Time~and a city street department crew—last Sat- urday when the giant maple tree growing from the parking strip in front of the Ralph Pigg home at Twelfth and Franklin was cut down. The oldtimer in these parts who hasn’t climbed that big maple many a time wasn’t much of a boy, and up to its last moments its was a favorite vantage point to which the youth of the west end of town often ascended to imagine himself a lookout on a ship at sea, or an explorer looking over the country he was passing through, or whatever else youth~ ful fancies could picture. But the leafy giant was only a shell of the once sturdy timber that lorded over that area follow- ing the arrival of “civiliZation” with its homes and streets. It was hollow and rotted inside and was becoming a hazard should a stiff gale ever roar in from the Pacific through the pass to the west. Its branches, as big as many ordinary trees, were drop- ping off now and then, some dam- aging the roof of the Pigg home beneath. I So, at Pigg‘s request to the city council, Street Supt. E. E. Brew- icr and a crew of men went to ‘work on the big maple Saturday and by nightfall only a hollow stump some three feet high was left of the once haughty tree. 3- No one knows how old it was, tor the rot had eaten out the tell- t‘ale rings of age, leaving only a shell a few inches thick for a trunk, but the earliest Shelton set- tlers remember the big maple. FOUR-H LEADERS MEET SATURDAY WELL ATTENDED Matiack Woman Elected Secre- , fury Of District; Interesting ‘ Program Arranged I l l Seventy-five 4-H leaders, club members, and visitors gathered at Memorial Hall last Saturday for the semi—annual District 4-H meeting. The program started with a recreation feature directed by Edgar Reif, Assistant agent in Thurston county and partici- pated in by everyone. Group singing was led by Mrs. Ruth Hawk, leader of the Lower Skokomish garden club. Jacqueline Sheedy and Gerald- ine Buffington, accompanied by Miss Stackhouse, favored the group with several tap dance numbers. A demonstration on Preparation of cutworm bait was given by a Grays Harbor county club mem- ber, and R. T. Coie, Pacific coun- ty agent, discussed methods of developing judging teams. Mr. Henry M. Walker, State 4- H club agent, discussed House Bill No. 313, which would ap- propriate a sum of money for fairs. This would give each fair depending on its classification a reasonable amount for operating. Election of officers found Mrs. Hall, Grays Harbor, as presi- dent; Mrs. Strumski, Pacific, as vice-president; Mrs. I. C. Ford, Mason, as secretary, and Mrs. Du~ gan, Pierce, as reporter. The next fair is scheduled for August 14, at Pacific county. Army Rejects 4 County Draftees Four Mason County men includ- ed in the 30 who answered selec— tive service draft calls last week were rejected for physical defects when they were given the final physical examination at the Ta- coma Induction Station, reports Mrs. Martha Haines, clerk for the local draft board. She did not reveal the names of the four who were turned down. Under a new the Army, Jecteci men will be inducted into selective service training during a speCIal induction period from April 1 to 4, Mrs. Haines said. Eagles Plan Big Night March 24 Members of Shelton aerie, Fra- ternal Order of Eagles, and pros. pective members have a big treat in store for them the evening of March 24. aerie officers announc- ed today. Plans were laid last night at the weekly aerie meeting to ini- tiate a big class of new members on flat date with an entertain- ment program which will include an hour's professional entertain- ment brought here by the mother acne in Seattle, a speaker of out- standing ability, and an organized Potluck Slipper. Further details will be announced as the date ap- proaches closer, ; l This shows the city's new fire truck as it was being tested Friw day afternoon by the Washing- ton Surveying and Rating Bureau with Engineer E. M. Miller in charge. The three~hour test was conducted at the end of the Goldsborough Bridge on First street with Goldsborough Creek supplying the water for the test. The stream of water can be seen being pumped at tremendous force for over 150 feet upstream over the top of the truck. After the tests had been con- cluded, Engineer Miller summar- ized the results in his report of acceptance in these words: “This apparatus completed all tests satisfactorily without interrupt- ion and with moving parts indi— cating no excessive heating. Mo— tor has ample power and appara- tus was in excellent condition at conclusion of the tests. “Capacity and pressure require- ments were satisfactorily fulfill— ed and the apparatus may be ac- cepted as a 500—gallon motor pumper." The new fire engine answered its first alarm this morning with Volunteer Fireman Link Fraser at the wheel. the Shelton bus depot wasex- ENGLISH COUSIN’S‘ LETTER A minor blaze at ’tinguished with the use of the fire extinguishers carried on the age to the depot. The new truck was dubbed "Snow White" some Weeks ago i by Volunteer-Fireman Dean Clark, ‘50 Fire Chief Dean Carman de- cided the old red fire engine de— served a moniker, too, and now 'it is “Red Wing.” HERB DURAND HOME iDAMAGED BY BLAZE Fire originating in a defective chimney damaged. considerably Ithe home at 412 Cota street 0c- cupied by Mr. and Mrs. Herb Durand shortly after noon Sun- day . Damage to the upper rear part of the structure was considerable iwhile water damage to the plaster and interior of other parts of the home was also considerable. Quick, efficient work by the fire department and volunteer helpers from the crowd that ga- thered removed all the furnish- ings of the home without dam- age or loss of any kind. The new fire truck was not used on this alarm as all its equipment had not been mounted at that time. TO A. B. GOVEY TELLS MORE OF BRITISH LI ———___ FE DURING WAR Another account direct from the you see we are fully occupied. scene of action, written by atives of Sheltonians in beleaguer- ed England, tells more of the life and thoughts of the British peo- ple under the strain of war in a letter received lastwvxc-"l: by Al;- thur B. Govey, vice-president of the Simpson Logging Company and a native of London him- self, from a cousin, Mrs. Gabrielle Ryde—Butcher, of London. The epistle had been opened by the official censor but nothing of its contents had been censored. The letter follows: 9, York Mansions, Chiltern Street, London, February, 1941 Dear Cousin Arthur: As I am writing to you I thought you would also like a little first-hand information as to how we in England are stand- ing up to the air-raids, etc. You can believe me when I say that the general public has nothing but gratutude to America for all the assistance given. It is grand. As you will have read in the ress for a long period we had nightly visitations lasting at least the warnings—all night but we have all become so used to it that we take it all as part of our life now. For our part we have had our windows blown out b bomb blast four times and also our front door blown in and on another occasion our bedroom floor-boarding blown up when we were in bed. Strangely enough we hardly felt this, although on other occasions from bombs much further away our building has shaken as a ship at sea. As a little illustration of how accustom- ed everybody has become to night— ly raids I was rather amused as I tried to get to sleep one night. The gun barrage was simply deaf— ening, German planes Were roar- ing overhead and shell pieces were clanking down in the street like rain. In the midst of all this one of my few remaining neighbors was peacefully rendering Chopin on the piano, a man was strolling by whistling cheerfully and two cats were conducting a concert beneath the window—all of which proves that people and animals can grow used to anything. Quite a lot of people sleep in shelters, but on the other hand plan deVised by a. number, like ourselves, prefer replacements for re- to take a little chance for com— fort and sleep in our beds. My husband is a motor engin- eer, working for a firm in Euston Road and I work at Lloyd’s, so SHELTOFPREP MUSICIAN IS rel- ! It was quite thrilling for me trying to get up to the City on the morning following the City fires. They were still going strong in quite a number of places ‘ aw“ if 1» street were not blazingl (Continued from Page One) THIRTY MORE EARN: RED CROSS FIRST AID CERTIFICATES Two Classes Just Completed, Two Now In Progress Two More To Be Starting Thirty more Mason County residents are now qualified to ad- minister emergency first aid treatment through having com- pleted standard Red Cross first aid courses last week, Lorrell Sel- jestad, Red Cross first aid chair- man, reported yesterday. Twenty students completed the standard course instructed in Shelton by Bob Bampton while ten finished the standard course supervised by Chairman Seljestad at Hoodsport. Both classes com- pleted their work last week. The certificate earners in Bamp- ton's class included Verna Bond, Richard Bolling, Mrs. Charles Borst, Gene ’Burgoyne, Arnold Cheney, Alice Cooper, Boyd Cor- mier, Ruth Edgley, Estella Hol— man, Mrs. Harland Jordan, Mrs. H. E. Lakebul'g, Art Lindroth, Mrs. Lloyd Loughnan, Ada L. Mor- kert, Mrs. James Needham, Laurel Nelson, Dean Palmer, Agnes Ron< quist, Earl Sheldon, and Fred A. Westfall. Hoodisport class certificate earn- ers included 0. E. Alderman, Han- ah Anderson, Mrs. Dean Cox, Bet- ty Goodpaster, Alvin Hulbert, Chester S. Valley, Mildred Wilson, Helen Burnett, and Mrs. Margaret Compton, while Roland Canaday earned his advanced Red Cross first aid certificate at the same time. Two other Red Cross first aid classes are now in progress Bob Little tutoring the National Ser- vice League group and Mrs. Vir- ginia Lund supervising the Red Cross Women’s Motor Corps group Chairman Seljestad reported. He added that two more new classes are scheduled to start at an early date, one at Camp and another at Belfair. CHOSEN ON ALL-N. W. BAND Arthur Biehl, talented clarinet player and senior at Irene S. Reed high school, has been chosen as a member of the All- Northwest high School band of the Northwest Music Educators' Conference and will play at the Music Festival to be held in Spo- kane from March 29 to April 1, according to word received today by Supt. H. E. Loop of the Shel- ton school system. . Young Biehl will be one of 220 members composing the all-star band from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, British Colum- bia and Alaska which will be led in concert at the Fox Theatre in .spokane by Louis C. Wersen, su- pervisor of music 'in the Tacoma public schools. The concert will be broadcast Ion NBC coast-to-coast network Sunday, March 30, between 8:30 and 9 p. m. Selection to this group is re- garded as the highest honor that can come to band students of this area. Its membership was chosen by a committee headed by John H. Stehn, director of bands at the University of Oregon. The band will be managed by Wallace Hannah, director of bands at Van- couver. Washington. ltY'iCk with no appreciable dam-‘ Capacity- 80 Many Turn Out For Crisler Colored Pictures That 2nd Showing ls Given C New inspiration to visit the scenic wonderlands of the Olym- pic Peninsula, perhaps too close to have been appreciated hereto- fore, was received from the fa- mous Herb Crisler colored motion pictures at last Thursday‘s Cham- ber of Commerce program by a crowd so large that a second showing of the films was neces- sary to accommodate the numbers who wanted to see them. There wasn’t even standing room left in Memorial Hall when the first showing started about eight o’clock, so President Ed Faubert of the Chamber arrang- ed a second showing and the hall was more than half filled for the added feature. The films more than lived up to expectations. The ooohs and aaahs and “isn‘t that beautiful” com- ments were continuous from start to finish as one-breath taking scene after another unfoldded on the screen. ' Animal Scenes Thrill The master touch of Photo- grapher Crisler, who was present in person, brought to the screen closeups of practically all animals which inhabit the Olympic penin- sula except the cougar and bob- cat, two predators very rarely seen, much less pictured. And the same procedure brought the myriad species of gorgeous Olympic flowers before the eyes of the crowd in all their vivid natural colors, as well as pictur- ing the general beauty and rug- gedness of the Olympic moun- tains. Through the films the crowds were brought into an intimacy with the Olympics next only to what an actual visit to the areas pictured could bring. Only the mountain air was missing. The program was, without ques- tion, one of the best received the Chamber has ever staged here. Advertising Exhibit Interests As an added attraction to the pictures, the advertising exhibit prepared by William Thorniley, president of the Olympic Penin— sula Hotel and Resort Owners Ass‘n, from actual advertising ma- terial used by the association in promoting tourist travel to the peninsula, drew much attention and comment from the crowds. The crowd felt that both the ex- hibit and the pictures should be put to work in the Middle West and the East to further promote travel to this area, although there were those who were afraid per- haps the Middle Westerns and Easterners wouldn’t believe what they saw in the films. From a fiscal standpoint the March session was pretty dull for the business affairs which round- ed out the dinner program in the Shelton Hotel before the Memor- ial Hall entertainment program was limited to routine affairs. No Highway Project Planned Commissioner Robert Trenck- mann reported that State High- way Director James Davis told him, in answer to the Chamber’s request for information on any program to widen and straighten the Olympia-Shelton highway, that such a program might be pushed thru if national defense require- ment demand it, while a letter from George A. Mason, district construction engineer for the highway department, informed the Chamber that no such re- location of the highway is now planned but that studies would be made when the traffic count jus- tifies such measures. President Faubert reported that the Chamber’s program to in- crease downtown parking facili— ties through removing curbing and parking strips on Second and Third in'the postoffice block had been presented to the city coun- cil and was in the hands of com- mittee. A letter from Gov. Arthur B. Langlie promised full considera— tion of Tom Webb for the vacant post in the state game commis- sion, Webb having been endorsed by the Chamber last month. Vice-President Frank Lynn’s. letter of resignation from that post was received and read. Father of Harold Ellis Succumbs Death claimed Frank Charles Ellis, 77, father of Harold C. El- lis of Shelton, in the Northern Pacific hospital in Tacoma Sat- urday. Mr. Ellis, Sr., a visitor here on frequent occasions to see his son, had been a yardmaster and switchman for the Northern Pa— cific for many years prior to his retirement seven years ago. The widow, a daughter in Los Angeles, and two grandchildren survive in addition to Mr. Ellis here. Funeral services will be con- ducted Thursday at three o’clock from the Buckley-King Parlors in Tacoma. He was a member of State lodge No. 68, F. and A. M. FOOT HURT AT PLANT William Johnson, Rayonier em- ploye, was admitted to Shelton hospital today for treatment of a foot injury suffered in an acci- dent at the mill today. Twice a Week TUESDAY and THURSDAY OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER nt Maple, Landmark] NEW FIRE TRUCK ACCEPTED. Olympic Films Inspire 0f Pioneers, Bows To Time! if." _ Plus Crowds Fish Plantings Over Million in County Already With the planting last week of 100,000 silver fry in Lost Lake and an additional 100,000 silver fry in Lakewood Lake, Masan County’s fish plantings for 1941 are already over the million mark, Game Protector Paul Hughey reported today. Hughey and state game de- partment hatchery employes made the plantings. The sil- vers were reared at the Aber- deen hatchery, Hughey said. He indicated a planting of Eastern Brook trout is sched- uled for this county soon. DOGFISH SOUGHT IN NEW INDUSTRY REPORTED OP EN Receiving Station At Arcadia and Minerva Beach Reported Established Here Establishment of receiving sta- tions at Arcadia Point on Ham- mersly Inlet and Minerva Beach on Hood Canal by 73. Tacoma firm for the purchase of dog fish was reported by County Commission- er Robert Trenckmann yesterday. The heretofore despised dog fish is now becoming a valuable piscatorial specimen in a new in. dustry which is springing up on Puget Sound for the dog fish’s liver is being used to produce a product to take the place of cod liver oil since the shipment of the latter to America from Nor- way has been‘ wiped out by the war. Confirmation of the reports of the establishment of these receiv- ing stations could not be made to- day by The Journal, but it is known that inquiries have been made recently by parties interest- ed in the growing dog fish indus- try in regard to the establisl'lmenti of such receiving stations inwthis vicinity. l Eagle Award Is Agate Court Of Honor Surprise As expected, Troop 8 of Agate easily captured the Getty ance Trophy at the Boy Scout court of honor held at the Agate grange hall last Thursday, but un- expected was the presentation of an Eagle Scout badge to Scout- master Walter Spinharney of Troop 12. This part of the court of honor program had been overlooked in the advance announcements of the court, so it was a. complete Suprise to all but two or three of the participants in the program. .Scoutmaster Spinharney, since his identification with Boy Scout- mg here less than two years ago. has been as enthusiastic a merit badge seeker as any individual Scout, culminating in his earning 0f the Eagle Badge, highest Boy Scout rank attainable. The Agate grunge hall was jam- med to the last square foot for the court of honor program, with _85 visitors sitting in on proceed- mgs, not including the Scouts and leaders participating in the court itself. CUB PACK NO. 10 MEETING THURSDAY The monthly meeting of Cub Pack No. 10 will be held in the scout Building this Thursday eve- nmg at 7:30 o’clock..All Cubs, par- ents and friends are urged to be present. MiSs Deeny Returns From Hospital Meet Home from a trip which them a. glimpse of California’s Attend-“ THREE BRIDGE REPAIR J DDS SET BY BOARD $4,500 Set Aside From County Road Funds For 4 Pro- jects; Approval Of 2 Others Given Funds totalling $4,500 were set aside yesterday by the county commissioners for the improve- ment or replacement of three Ma— son County bridges and improve- ment of one county road. Of the total, $2,000 was allocat- ed to drive new piling for the McClain‘s Cove bridge, work to start as quickly as weather and ,tide conditions are suitable, ac- ‘ cording to the resolution covering this project. The resolution point- ed out that the bridge, situated over water on a tidal cover has been subject to marine action for several years past now and is in need of repairs to make it safe for the traffic is carries. Spans To Be Replaced Two present bridges are to be entirely replaced at costs set at $750 apiece in separate resolutions adopted yesterday by the county board. The Benson bridge is one, with work also needed on the ap- proach embankments, the other the Cranberry Creek bridge, which needs to be entirely replaced, ac- cording to the resolution passed yesterday. The fourth project mapped yes- terday by the board set up a $1,- 000 project for construction of additional bulkheads along the Hammersley Inlet road, W.P.A. labor to be used. All four of these projects are subject yet to approval or rejec- tic‘m by the state highway depart- ment before the work can actually be commenced. Approval Given Authorization to proceed with two road improvement projectsas originally planned by the board was received from the highway department yesterday. One is the Kamilche Point Road improve- ment project, the other the Sat- sop-Cloquallum road improvement project, the board was notified. Another action taken by the board r yesterday" appointed- "Jack ' Matthews as district sanitarian to serve as a member of District Health Officer Dr. S. . Leh- man’s staff during the absence of William Fultz, regular sanitarian, who is now serving Army duty. Notice from the district high- way engineer informed the board that Mason County's share of January gas tax apportionment was $7,8650.17. APPLY FOR COUNTY LAND SALE PURCHASES Twenty-two applications for the purchase of tax title land owned. by Mason County at ‘the ninth In the series of public auc- tion sales being conducted by the county commissioners were receiv- ed up to the deadline of last Sat— urday noon set for filing such applications. The commissioners gassed on the applications yester- ay. The sale is to be held April 12. Traffic Mishaps Of Weekend Not ’ Of Serious Run No serious traffic accidents were reported in Mason County despite the best motoring weather of the year to date last weekend:' _ Two cars overturned without injuring their occupants. Robert Fry, 21, Shelton, reported his car upset when it hit loose gravel on the Kamilche Point Road Satur- day, while Charles Hanson, 21, Shelton, reported his car over- turned when he pulled aside to allow another car to pass but where the accident occurred was not mentioned in the report to the sheriff’s office. George Huser, 22, Olympia, said he fell asleep at the wheel and his car ran off the road inside the city limits Sunday. Damages were not listed and Huser was gave not injured. Cars driven by Mary E. Tanner, weather torment of the moment, 36. Potlatch Route. and H. J. Hil- Miss Zena Deeny, Shelton hos- merson collided near Belfair Sun- pital superintendent, and Mrs. R. day With minor E. Grenberg returned Sunda damages indicat- y to ed in their reports, while this Shelton after attending the West- mpming medium damage was in- em States Hospital Convention in fllcted on cars driven by Claude San Francisco last week. Miss Deeny reported the pro- gram for the convention was fea- collided on McKinner, 50, and 30. both of Route 1 y the Olanpic highway tured by talks given by numerous a mile south of Shelton. outstanding medical figures of this country such as Dr. Malcom McEachrem, associate director of the American Hospital associav tion, Dr. Ben Black, medical ad- visor of the American Medical Ass’n, Lieut.-Col. Corby, medical supervisor of the Ninth Corps Area, U. S. Army, and Miss Live- son, oldest living hospital super- intendent in the U. S. Miss Deeny’s cousin, Leo Bran- non, student at Seattle College, accompanied them on the trip, which was made by car. SON ARRIVES MONDAY Mr. and Mrs. Allyn, Dewatto School Election Returns Here Results of Allyn and DeWatto school elections trickled into Coun- ty School Supt. J. E. Martin's of- fice over the weekend, closing the books on that annual event in this county. , At Allyn, Mrs. Edith Kapalo was re-elected to the board, re- ceiving nine of ten votes cast, Mrs. Kate Shellgreen receiving the other. At Dewatto, where two direc- Cheston Moore tors were to be chosen, Ann Y. of Potlatch Route became parents King and J._ T. Dobson were un- of a baby son born at Shelton hos- animous choices of the six ballots pltal yesterday. cast. I