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SI-IELTON--MASON COUNTY JOURNAIJ- Published in 'Chrstmastown, U.S.A.", Shelton, Washington Thursday, $])dton'iiE000000onrna] Group Sees SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, INC., Publishers Founded 1886 by Grant C. Angle Mailing Addre: Box 446, Shelton Phone 426-4412 Published at Shelton, Mason County, Washington, every Thursday. Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Postoffice, Shelton, Washington SUBSCRIPON RATES--S4.50 per year in Mason County, in advance; Outside Mason County, $5.00 Member of National Editorial Association Member of Washington Newspaper Publishers' Association COPY DEADLINES RURAL CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTICES -- Monday 10 a.m. DISPLAY ADVERTISING -- Tuesday noon SOCIETY NEWS -- Tuesday noon PICTURES AND NEWS -- Tuesday 5 p.m. WANT ADS -- Wednesday 10 a.m. | , ,w POOR JUDGMENT IH A POOR PLAGE Poor judgment is found eerywhere, in high and low. important and meaningless places. One of the very important places i'n which it cannot be tolerated, in which it can do much damage in the shaping of young minds, is in public school teaching. Such a case of unfortunate poor judgment came to light here in Shelton a few days ago when an 8th grade English instructor assigned his pupils to write an essay on who they would kill in a theoretical situation involving four people with only enough food to sustain two through the survival period following an atomic blast. That 8th grade minds should be turned to such macabre and degrading thoughts is intolerable, but the alarming thing about the situation is that the idea came out of a national magazine circulated to teachers offer- ing suggested subjects for classroom essays. It is to their credit that Shelton school authorities, upon learning of the matter, took firm and immediate steps to prevent any repitition. Their superiors cannot be expected to know every de- tail of the teachings of classroom instructors nor can par- ents keep track of everything their children do in school, but this incident suggests it would be an excellent idea for parents, particularly, to be more interested and follow more closely the subject matter assigned in classrooms. It was only through one parent's watchfulness that this particular matter was brought to light. A MODERN VERSION This being the Ides of March and income tax final reck- oning, it might relieve some of the grimness of the period to read this take-off on the Gettysburg address as it might be related to todgy's taxpayer. Just what its origination is we confess ignorance to, but it might prove light and amusing reading, whoever the author was, Two score and ten years ago our fathers brought forth upon this nation a new tax, conceived in despera- tion and dedicated to the proposition that all men are ]air game. Now we are engaged in a great mass of calcula- tions, testing whether that taxpayer or any taxpayer so confused and so impoverished can long endure. We are met on Form 1040. We have come to dedicate a large portion of our income to a final resting place with those who spend their rives that they may spend our money. It is altogether anquish and torture that we should do this, but in the legal sense we cannot evade, we can- not cheat, we cannot understand this tax. The collect- ors, clever and sly, who compute here, have gone far be- yond our power to add or subtract. Our creditors will little note nor long remember what we pay here, but the Bureau of Internal Revenue can never forget what we report here. It is for us taxpayers rather to be devoted here to the tax return which the government has thus /at so nobly spent for future yenerations . . . From these vanquished dollars, we take increased devotion of the few remainingWe here highly resolve that next year will not find us in a higher income tax bracket. That all taxpayers, underpaid, shall figure out more deductions and that taxation of the people, by the Con- gress, for the government shall not cause our solvency to perish. Dmonstration On Tree Grafting Received too late for last week) HOODSPORT.-- All nature seems to be singing a song of spring the past week. The ever recurring rgiracle of new growth and life is evident in every yard and garden. Violet. crocuses, snow- drops and various other spring beauties are making their where- abouts known. Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Turner. ardent gardeners from Un- ion. came over on Sunday to visit the Frank McIntyres, The neigh- bors. Roy Aselson, the Liembacks, and their guests, the Bernard Richels. gathered in the McIntyre yard to watch a demonstration of grafting. A peach plum was grafted into an Italian prune and the apple tree which has faith- fully produced winter apples will saon be bearing Early Transpar- ents. This proved to be a most interesting afternoon. If the en- thusiasm of my informant is a cor- rect indicator, from now on you never can tell what a bush or tree on that hill might bring forth! Hale's Market Center is under- going a face lifting job. It ap- peared that Steve was going out of business for a time when the carpenters first tore into the front. Some unknown scribe, employing a red crayon, even condemned the building one night. Now the gen- eral public is agreed that the crew knows what it is doing and all will end well. Steve assured us that a fine looking modern front with a fibre glass marquee will soon be in place, giving the Mar- ket a new look for the approach- ing summer season. Mr. and Mrs. Ned Jacobsen and their children spent the weekend in Everett visiting Mrs. Jacobsen's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison DeVoe and Doug are most happy to have David home for a 30-day leave from Uncle Sam's Navy. David is stationed at Pearl Harbor aboard the U.S.S. Kawishawii, an oil tank- er. His family met him at the SeaTac Airport on Saturday. LOCAL FRIENDS of Lillian Esary, former resident here, are sorry to learn of her critical ill- ness. She is confined to an Everett Hospital. The Esary family was transferred from the local Hatch- ery to Gold Bar a few years back and are still living there. The Tall Timber Girl Scout Council wishes to express thanks to the community for their co- operation during the Fund Drive. TEAGHER PE,N$1DH PLAN UHFAIR There are many places where the various pension sys. terns set up for public employes can stand improvement, no doubt, but the state legislature, due to end its regular bien- nial session today, would be making no improvement, indeed. would be retrogressing, if it passes proposals introduced in both chambers to change the preent pension system for tea- chers: These measures, which may even have been enacted c you rcad thiG would c?ange teacher pensions from a basis of years of service to a basis of salaries. In view of the accepted fact that the important work of chools takes place in tbe classroom, i[ would appear in- defensible that retirement benefits should be based on salary differences. The proposed change in teacher pensions would result in great inequalities in benefits to educators. STUDENTS LAGI{ INTEREST The apathy shown for current events and politics on the part of many students is disheartening and is actually a menace to our democratic society. Who will be voting in several and helping make the decisions necessary to insure our way of life? The an= swer is, we students, of course. How can we perform our duties intelligently without being informed properly? Some teachers have made valiant efforts to instill the needed interest in their pupils. However, it will take effort on the part ofhe individual to accomplish this end. So take a hint: read something besides the funnies. I from the High- climber, student newspaper at Irene S. Reed high school) i LETTERS FLAG DRAPING REBUTTAL Dear Editor: Living in the Agate District for 23 years, I've only had the pleas- ure of meeting one obtuse person, deficient m perception and under- standing enough to think the flag of our election board was hung in disgrace. I thank all other ciwl minded and good people who recognized the conditions under which we have to place the flag. On page 2 of our guide book I quote: Notice The display of the American flag is a means of identifying polling place for voters. For this reason, flag should remain out- doors during polling hours ir- respective of sunset or inclement weather. In this respect, normal rules concerning display of na- tiona! colors are not observed. As for the flag never being draped we had five brothers, nephews and cousins sent home to us during World War II with flags draped over their caskets. May God help the poor floundering soul who thinks they soiled those flags. I wish to extend my thanks to the good people of Agate who have not ridiculed our board and bless those that have. I thank you Dear Editor for printing this for the good peOple of Agate. May God bless them all. Your Sincerely J. VIRGINIA LEEDS Route 2, Box 740. Shelton. Wash. This will make possible profes- sional help in Scouting in this area. Linda Hale and Jodeen O'Niel attended a performance at the Opera House in Seattle on Sun- day afternoon and reported hav- ing had a grand time Jack Liemback also spent a few days in the hospital battling pneumonia. He returned home on Saturday and is progressing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Russel Carty of Burton and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ryan were Sunday dinner guests of the Steve Hales Mrs. Marjorie Akers called to tell me what an interesting time she and two other local ladies, Mr Edith Kraus and Mrs. Lois Pierce, are having a they attend an art class each week. These classes are taught by David Bar- clay, a young artist living in the Skokomish Valley. They meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday after- noons in the Waldo Chase home in Union. If you are interested, call Mrs. Akers for details. L: EDITOR | EARLIER HIKERS Dear Editor: In your interesting article last week about a 50-mile hike. the comment was made that that was the first report of such a hike in Mason County. On Feb. 16, a group of NorLh Mason High School students hikecl from the high school to the Nar-. rows Bridge. Those who made it to the bridge and back to Rocky Bay, completing the 50 miles, were Jim Paris of Victor and Tom Hig- gins of the South Shore. A Mason County girl now at the University of Washington, our daughter Linda Spooner. hiked 50 miles around Lake Washington with others from the University on March 3. Perhaps there are others who have made hikes and not thought to report it. If there are. I hope we hear from them. as I for one find this an interesting subject. Sincerely, Mrs. W. R. Spooner Grapeview DEFENDING FLAG DRAPERS Dear Mr. Dickie: In response to a letter which appeared in the Journal last week I have just a few comments to make on the article concerning displaying of the flag at polling places. I'll admit that perhaps the flag was not displayed in the best pos- sible manner but it was displayed in what was believed to be the best form at the time, Due to the fact that there is no flag pole and that the building is constructed of concrete blocks, except for the gables which are out of reach, the door was the only place left where the flag could be hung outside. I'm sure the writer of the article which appeared would have com- plained just as much if, the flag hadn't been displayed outside at all. You can't please everybody all the time so you just have to do the best you can in a given situation. I feel that the election officers have done the best pos- sible with what they had to work with. I also question the writer's au- thority of the following quote from her letter. "May this letter serve to you as a public notice that what has happened REPEATEDLY FOR at LEAT 20 YEARS. never again occur within our Mason County." I happen to know that she has NOT lived in the area for that long, so she could not pos- sibly know what's gone on RE- PEATEDLY for the last 20 years without a little research, which is obvious she did not take the time to concern herself with. Having grown up m the community I happen to know that the flag used i o be flown from the flag pole at the Grange hall which also served as a school at that time. When the school was built at the pres- ent location the flag pole was then moved to the new site. This was in the fall of 1954. The flag was then hung from the door of the building with little or no dif- ficulties. However. recently the new flags which are bigger have presented some problems which the election officers handled in the best way they knew how. It yeas Abraham Lincoln who once said. "'It's better to remain silent and thought a fool . . . than to speak up and remove all doubt." Sincerely BOB LEEDS Waller Hall Pullman. Wash. OBJECTION TO SWEARING Open letter to the director of the Senior class play, "The Girls in 509" Last week I witnessed the pres- entation of the play with mixed emotions. Although much work was put into it and the performances were well done. I was embarrassed and ashamed of our school sys- tem for allowing the cursing and profanity that was so evident in the play. All teachers should be above re- proach. The teachers and coaches that must resort to swearing and cursing should take a look at ihemselves to see what examples they are setting before our chil- dren. The thought with most parents when they hear of it is that they do not want to complain because of the pressure that may be brought against the child whose parent is complaining. This is not justice. Nor is it just to keep in our school system those teachers who do not measure up to the kind of teacher we want setting an ex- ample before our children. Getting back to the play--it was well done and I'm sure the chil- dren are without blame. Good with bad is bad. But Good with Good is always Good. Sincerely, MRS. L. B. t Mrs. Larry Burfiend) RULES NOT FOLLOWED Editor. The Journal: During the past 4 years I have tried, without too much success, to get our local doctors to under- stand, and follow, the attached U. S. Veterans Administration Re- gulations. Today, I am sure one of our best known doctors failed to gel a patient into a V. A. Hos- pital because he failed to comply with the No. 3 Rule. Anyone who can asmst in get- king our local doctors to under- stand and follow the VA Regula- tions will certainly have the thanks of the particular veterans concern- ed. Veterans Administration Hospital- ization of War Veterans for Non- Service Connected Disabilities 1. The Physician musL know the veterans "C" Number or his dates of "Service" Service Num- ber': Rank; Organization and type of Discharge. ,'.If the Veteran  in n lmnita! the V. A. holds tim, t:mre is no e122ergency 7.: " f!2  v're,,o', must await his LUl for hospitaliza- tion. 3. During office hour the Physi- cian must call the Seattle Vet;er- ans Administration Office: Ma- 4-7200. The V. A will accept'the expense of the call and if the Physician demands an ambu- lance they will either send one or will authorize the expense of one. This is the only time at which such authorization is given. 4. At other than office hours the Physician may call the nearest V. A. Hospital: Seattle: MU-2- 2670. Vancouver. Wash.. OX- 4- 3335. The same procedure holds as given in No. 3, above. 5. If the Physician insists that the Veterans case IS the V. A. 4or pita]] will accept for immediate ho No diviation from th les are permitted Physician has Veterans ease is an Veteran must await vacant bed. This Organization sary blank forms all times (day or the Veteran and in complying with ans Adm inistration Very Albert D. Service V. F. \\;r. 416 Bellevue Shelton, The Dept. of FRED B. POST Jay Umphenour, J. Mel Dobson, Meetings 1st and 3rd MARCH 5 -- At The Memorial / this man gives you driving pleasure He gives your car a li ftl proper lubrication. He avoid trouble by bearings from . Come let our ex rease ycIIr oa to smoother driving! ONE stop here will keep you safely COLE'S IROBILGAS 1ST AND PiNE HA 6.3g06 J ./ /" ) Just the people Everything else in the picture on the preceding page was made entirely or partly of cellulose. Cellulose is one of man's most useful raw materials, and Rayonier in Washington State alone can produce over 600,000,000 pounds of it a year. 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