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OREGON ‘ Boy Patrolmen ‘ To Be Feted By Club Sponsors Schoolboy Patrolmen of the Lincoln and Bordeaux grade school patrols will be feted by their sponsors, the Active Club, 1 Wednesday evening at the an— } nual banquet thc clubmen stage 1 in honor of the “kid cops.” Shel- ‘ ton Hotel will be the scene. Sergeant James Kuntz, Offi- cer R. (i. Kaufman and State Patrolman Cliff Aden of the Washington State Patrol, and Police Chief Ray Starwich will he guests of the club along with the schoolboy patrolmen. Star- wich organized the schoolboy patrol a dozen or so years ago when he was at that time a I member of the State Patrol. All four officers will give short talks to the. young traffic di- rectors. Entertainment will be. furn- ished by the schoolboy patrol- men, several of whom play var- ious musical instruments or do stunts. The program is being arranged by Chairman Bill I Dickie. CRAFfiCIIfiEIL ATTENDED; COVER CROPS STUDIED: Various Seeds Scrutinized For ‘Rate Of Growth, Cost And Best Seeding Times Grape growers are very much interested in obtaining informa- tion on grape fertilization and. methods of pruning, as was demonstrated by the good atten- dance and interesting questions at the tour last Saturday at Grape- lview, reports Dr. Snyder, Exten- sion Horticulturist, and County Agent Okerstrom. The purpose of the tour was to observe the cover crops in the various vineyards and study the results of time of seeding, rate of seeding, kind of seed, and cost of seeding. The first stop was at the P. E. Davis vineyard where crimson clover seeded at the rate of 15 to 20 pounds per acre on June 25th was observed. The seed in this case cost 230 per pound. Hows considerable can be saved on this by buying the seed in the fall rather than in the spring, County Agent Okerstrom pointed out. The usual fall price of crim- son clover seed is about 12c, he shid. The cost per acre then was $3.45 to $4.60 per acre. Innoculation Valuable The value of adding innocula- tion to the seed before planting was pointed out. At the Walter Eckert vineyard a seeding of vetch at the rate of 40 to 45 pounds per acre was observed. This was seeded at a cost of $2.00 to $2.25 per acre, and was seeded August 28. Mr. Eckert pointed out that he thought 60 pounds would be bet- ter than 40 pounds as it would give a thicker stand, thus more to plow under at less height. (Continued on Page Six) Mattress Makers Celebrate After 35th Completion After having worked a little overtime last Tuesday to com- plete their 35th and last mat- tress, the mattress makers of the Southside community topped it all off with a potluck supper Sat- urday evening. Every family with the exception of one was present, and all report a splendid supper and a good time during the eve- ning. These folks sewed 350 yards of ticking material into ticks, which took 1435 feet of sewing on the machines and 665 feet of hand sewing. They laid cotton and beat 560 three-pound bats and thirty five two-pound bats, which took 1750 pounds of cotton. It also meant sewing 1610 feet of rolled edges on the mattresses. The best mattress made was 131/; inches thick while the ma- jority of them were 11 to 12 in- ches thick. All report the mattresses very comfortable and are well pleased with the results of their efforts. The project is now open at the Dayton school so anyone interest- ed in seeing the mattresses made are welcome to come at any time. Style— Show Xlld Musicale Tonite Fashioned-minded Sheltonians will be found in the junior high .school auditorium this evening from eight o’clock on, oggling the styles in my—lady’s dresses and Imasculine attire for the spring and summer at the annual Spring ‘Fashion Show and Musicale st» ged by the combined Lincoln and Bor- deaux P.-T. A.’s and the Lum- clarinet e.h1ghest rat- dges, while cachet and Arnold _ ‘ a: ra inglr‘eceived the e’ Pu i excellent. at Ntfilgeté efarmed the i no _ bermen’s Mercantile store. Interspersed with the fashion modelings will be musical enter- ‘tainment supplied by the cream of the local crop. Proceeds of the program will go into the general funds of the two P.-T. A. groups. I l I I , i . i i i , l llllll BROWNED S .. E.» 86133 AGED CHINESE. (CHUN G KEE, lS Highly Respected Oriental, Pion- eer of County, Missing; Row- boat Floats Up to Bayshore Sometime In Night Although the body has not yet been recovered and definite proof cannot yet be established, Mason County law authorities believe J. Chung Kee, aged Chinese, drowned last night in Oakland Bay while attempting to row across the wa- ter to his home on the shore op- posite Bayshore Resort. Sheriff Gene Martin, Deputy [Fred Hickson and Police Chief Ray Starwich returned to the bay . at low tide this afternoon and re- sumed the search for the body after deciding it would be useless 'to try to drag for the body at high tide this morning. Kee's rowboat was found this morning by County Assessor War- ren Lincoln, proprietor of the Bay- shore Resort, among the Bay- shore boats, where it had drifted with the wind and tide during the night. Kee’s hat were in the craft but the oars were missing. He had purchased the grocer— last night and had been helped into his rowboat by Lincoln to wait for the tide to float him and then row across the narrow stretch of water to his home on the opposite shore when Lincoln left him, the county assessor said today. No trace of the highly respect- ed, aged Oriental could be found around his little home by searchers today. University Band , To Give Concert Here On Tuesday Appearing for the first time in Shelton, the University of Wash— ington symphonic band, with 85 pieces under the direction of Wal- ter C. Welke, will resent. an hour of top—notch musical ‘cnter- tainment for Shelton school stu- dents next Tuesday, March 25, at 2:30 o'clock, in the junior high school auditorium. This talented group of musical young men and women, which in- cludes several regular members of the Seattle Symphony orches- tra, is nationally famous as one of the finest musical and enter- taining bands in the country. With a library of more than one thousand standard classical and popular numbers from which. to make up his concert programs, Professor Welke has always been able to present a musical treat for all types of listeners, running the gamut of musical tastes. Included among the selections 1n the program the band Will give in its local appearance will be two selections requested by the Shelton school band, numbers which it has been preparing for contest work. The complete program follows: Lady of Spain—Evans. Overture Eroica (request) —— Beethoven-Skornicka. Little Brown JuguBergeim. A Novelty Dance. Invocation of Alberich (request) “Wagner. , Nutcracker Suite (Flute Trio.) ~Tchaikovsky. The Breeze and I—Lecuona. From Africa to Harlem—Ben- nett. Mrs. Lankaster, Resident Here 18 Years, Succumbs Mrs. Thea Lankaster, 56, Shel- ton resident for the past 18 years, succumbed to an illness of several months at Shelton hospital Sun- day. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 o’clock from the Mt. Olive Lutheran church on Hillcrest with members of the Degree of Honor conducting. Survivors include her husband, Edwin, of Shelton; her mother, Mrs. Marie Satra, of Tacoma; at SOIL Edward Munsen, of Shelton; four brothers, Peter Satra, Ar- lington; Theodore, East Stanwood; Oliver. Norman, Wash; and Mel- Vm, Marysville, and two sisters, Mrs. Julia Hall, Tacoma, and Mrs. Ida Larson, Seattle. lEX-Shelton Man Gets Promotion Picked from 986 men, George Eidemiller, former Shelton boy, graduate of Irene S. Reed high with the class of 1933, earned a. signal honor last week when, he was promoted to the rank of technical sergeant with the 205th Field Artillery (anti-aircraft) of the Washington National Guard, now in training at Camp Murray, and was sent to Fort Monroe, Virginia, for a three-month train- ing course. Sergeant Eidemiller left for Fort Monroe yesterday after en- joying the weekend with his sis- ter, Mrs. Ralph Pigg, here. I A bag of groceries and! ies at the Bayshore grocery store, the ' Consolidated wi How About Ride, . Prof ’n Ray, In Those two “kids with toys” you’ve noted driving about town the past few days are Po- lice Chief Ray Starwich and City School Supt. H. E. Loop. The police chief accepted de— livery Saturday morning of the new patrol car purchased by the city for the police department and a handsome gig it is, too, I lads and lassies. Jet, shiny black with red warning lights and a spot light mounted on the I top and the siren on the fender, the new patrol car lacks only the lettering designating it as an official vehicle to make it complete. That detail will soon be taken care of, Starwich as- sorts. The new patrol car is a Ford with a 95 horsepower Mercury motor and carries the standard police car accessories. Prof. Loop’s new “toy” is a popular make coupe of a few years earlier vintage than the new police car, but the distin- guishing feature is the pigeon blood ruby color it is painted, with gold lettering on each door designating “City Superinten- dent of Schools.” 80 don't go looking for the I “red wagon” any more when I you're trying to spot Prof, look for that “pigeon blood ruby" . coupe. You can’t miss it. DEMOLAY BOYS TO HANDLE MUNCIPAL RElNS THURSDAY ' Youth will have its fling at municipal government in Shelton this week when DeMolay members unofficially take over the offices of the City of Shelton. For that day only “hizzoner” the mayor Will be Clint Williams, master councillor of Mark E. Reed chapter of the DeMolay. His assisting “city authorities” for the day will be Dean Palmer. clerk; Martel Jackson, treasurer: Ken Latham, auditor; Randall Jordan, fire chief; Bob Kimbel, police chief; Allan Daniels, water su- perintendent; Frank Beret and Walt Eddy, deputy police chiefs; Herb Ellison, police judge; Phil Woods, George Valley and Glenn Palmer, city attorney; Warren Woods, George Valley and Glenn Sewers, deputy fire chiefs: and Ralph LeDrew, Penny Read, Jim McComb, Jim Nash, BillBatstone, Warren Hunter, and Bill Matthews councilmen. The DeMolay city officers Imeet at the city hall at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, those' still in school having received permis- sion to leave early that day, there to meet the real city officers whose places they are to take. The real officers will then ex- plain their duties to their young relief officers, and in the eve- ning the DeMolay “city officials" will conduct a council meeting preceding the official city council session. Last night. four new members were conferred with the DeMolay degree by ‘the degree team of Mark E. Reed chapter. They were Morton Munson, Glen Con- nors, and Art Matthews of 'Shel- ton, and one boy from Olympia. Refreshments were served after- ward by the DeMolay mothers club. Wednesday evening an import- ant meeting of all DeMolay mem— bers will be held at Dad Hack's home at 7:30, Master Councillor Williams said today. Next Sun- day the chapter will attendi church at the Methodist Church to observe annual “Church Ob- servance Day, a regular De- l will .u, I lit T , Those New Carsl, new I .of , one for over $41,000 lonier Inc., §lAX PAYMENTS l lllFlCE FORCE Collections Best In His 7 Years In Treasurer's Office, Re- ports Dion As ()ash Rolls In ments made to Mason County in .timc to, take advantage of the three percent rebate offer which expired last Saturday noon won't -be available for some days yet, Ineighbors. Not until Treasurer Omer Dion's staff has had time to dig out from under the blizzard of mail and in-person payments which snowed the staff under last week- end. are the best in Treasurer Dion’s seven years in the office, he man< arithmetic to inform The Journal’s figure-seeking reporter yesterday. Cash By The Boxful “Look,” the county’s money cus— todian waved an arm around the room. “Betty (McKiel) and I are working over this box, Mary (Dil- lon) has that big box full there in the corner, Mrs. (Lydia) Tower has another armful in that room, and Nolan (Mason) has a couple boxfuls in the Those are all mail payments. We‘ll be lucky if we have it cleared up in time to give you a total in time for your Thursday edition.” And the figure—seeking report- er saw that he would get no fig- ures that day, nor for some days to come, for those boxes full of tax payments were no small af— fairs. Indeed it will take some swift work to sweep that blizzard off the path by Thursday’s edi- tion. For ()cntage Runs High Treasurer Dion did hazard a guess that somewhere between 65 1and 70 percent of the total 1941 taxes assessed have already been paid, and the statements were mailed only a month ago. ,At the same time a large body of de- linquent taxes have also been re- mitted, he added. "People paid their taxes in fullfi‘this year like thieygnever have done before during my experience in this office,” Treasurer Dion commented. “Last year we had a lot of payments in halves, but this year the large majority are paying in full and taking the full rebate advantagc. They've been paying in a steady stream ever since we mailed out the state ments a month ago.” Biggest check received by the county in the rebate flood was paid by Ray- Saturday, while the Simpson Logging Company paid in over $37,000 in taxes in several checks, the largest of which was for over $26,000. COMMUNITY 'CALENDAR TONIGHT—Annual spring style show and musicale, sponsored by Lincoln-Bordeaux P.-‘T. A. and L. M. store, p.‘ m., Jun- ior high auditorium. TON IGHT—Americ‘an L c g i o n post and auxiliary meetings, 8 p. m., Memorial Hall, observing post’s birthday anniversary. WEDNESDAY—State motor ve- hicle testing station' open, a. m. to 5 p. m., city dock road. WEDNESDAY—Annual School- boy Patrol banquet by Active Club, 6230 p. m., Shelton Ho- tel. THURSDAY—City council meet- ing, 8 p. m., city hall. THURSDAY—Commercial league bowling, 8 p. m., bowling al- Molay obligatory function. I An indisputable example of that contention that there's “nothing like the sun as a medicine," Louis Weinel, manager of the Shelton branch of the Seattle-First Na— tional Bank, returned to Shelton late last week wearing a “Mexi- can” tan and a spring in his step which attested undeniably to his return to health. Six weeks in the sun at Palm Springs, Calif, (yes, it seems there was some sunshine in South- ern California at that this win- ter) kicked the stuffings out of the illness that forced the Shel— ton banker to undergo two opera- tions, leave his post at t h e bank, and seek a warmer climate. It took a little hunting, how— ever, before Mr. and Mrs. Weinel did find the warmth they were seeking. They couldn’t get it at Tucson or Phoenix, Ariz., where they made brief stops, but Palm Springs had it, about the only place in Southern California and Arizona to escape the severest winter that area has experienced in a half century. At Palm Springs, Mr. Weinel related, he baked out under tem- peratures ranging up to 130 de- grees (created with the help of reflecting walls), and that’s what he credits with bringing back his present state of good health. TANNED, HEALTH RETURNED, LOUIS WEINEL HoME AGAIN leys. Sidestrips into Mexico, to Death Valley Scotty’s fabulous desert castle. and to San Diego were highlights of the Weinels’ Stay in the south. On the trip into Mexico the Shelton couple tookl a 40-mile jaunt on a rural road and were three hours getting to their destination. “Those people off the main roads in Mexico are a 1000 years behind the times/'1 Mr. Weinel commented. / One' of the impressive sights the Weinels will remember, a long time is the departure of’dozens of big bombing planes from the San Diego air drome at night. Bad weather had kept the big ships grounded and a large num— ber had accumulated at the field before the first good break in the weather allowed them to' take off for their intended destinations, and that happened to come at night. On the trip into Death Valley and the visit to the Castle, Mr. and Mrs. Weinel enjoyed meeting Death Valley Scotty and his par- tner in person. The Castle Mr. Weinel described as an attraction well worth seeing. Although he is feeling almost like his old self again, Mr. Wei- nel does not plan to return to his bankingduties for some time yet, he said. Accurate figures on tax pay-' Suffice it to say the payments: aged to take time out from his. vault there. ‘ I l I l l Desperate! Rep , Even Willing To Pay For Canoe It's now at the point where John Replinger is getting des- perate. He needs a canoe for the Red Cross-Active Club summer life saving classes (of which he is chairman) and he's even will- ing to pay for one. Last year he pleaded and ‘ coaxed and cajoled all summer trying to get the loan of at ca- noe—to no avail. So, with the handwriting on the wall as it is, he's now ready to lay out hard cash for one in good corgdition. . It’s some little while yet be- fore life saving classes are due to be held, but Rep, from past experiences in not being able to get canoes, thinks maybe the early bird might get the worm after all. So if you've a canoe you’d like to turn into ready cash there’s a customer waiting for you. AL MUNRO BUYS M EN’S TOGGERY 0F up mun. Native Son of Shelton Purchases Popular Men's Store From V Pioneer Merchant Another major business transac- tionA-the second here within the week—was completed Friday with the signing of the contract papers which transferred ownership of the Diehl’s Men’s Store from its founder, F. H. Diehl, to A. M. Munro, native son of Shelton. The transaction became effec- tive upon the signing of the pa.- pers. The first business transfer of last week was the change of ownership of the Pantorium Clean- ers. Founded almost 30 years ago by Mr. Diehl, thepopular men’s fur- nishings store henceforth will op- erate under the name of Munro’s Men’s Store, the new owner said yesterday. Mr. Munro, graduate of Irene S. Reed high school with the class of 1932, has been chief bookkeep- er for Huerby Motors for the past seven and a half years. He pledges a continuance of the policy carried out by Mr. Diehl of stocking high quality merchandise and featur- ing service to the store's custom- ers. Mr. Diehl will remain in the store for the next month, helping the new owner get acquainted with the details of the business and with the store's regular pa- trons. After that Mr. Diehl says his plans are uncertain, but at first he hopes to get outdoors and do “a lot of work around the place I’ve wanted to for a. long time." He started the business in 1914 right after the big fire and is proud of the fact that some of his original customers are still regular patrons of the store. “I wish I could personally thank all the people who have made my business days in Shelton very‘ happy and successful, but since that is impossible I’ll have to let the paper do it for me," Mr. Diehl 'said. “I am sure my customers will give Mr. Munro the same splendid consideration they did me and will find him 'as appreciative of their patronage as I have been.” Legion Birthday \ Fete Due Tonite American Legionnnaires of Fred B. Wivell post tonight will observe the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the American Le- gion with a. program which will include a feed put on by the past presidents of the auxiliary unit, a demonstration pf how a Boy Scout troop conducts its meetings lby Troop 25, sponsored by .the post, plus several important busi- ness details, Commander John Eliason notified all post members late last week. . The meeting will be held as usual in Memorial Hall starting at eight o'clock. Punchboard Forget Gets Suspended Term Pleading guilty to a charge of ,first degree forgery, Harry L. Pitner, Seattle, was shown mercy lby Judge D. F. Wright in super- ior court Saturday when he sus- pended a 20. year prison sentence upon the recommendation of Prosecutor Frank Heuston. Pitner was charged with first degree forgery for “counterfeit— ing” numbers for punchboards and claiming the prizes he had not rightfully earned, Heuston ex- plained in the complaint. The Seattle man was arrested by Thurston county law officers last, Wednesday and held for Mason county authorities. l l Skokomish Flats Turned , lnto Public Hunt Ground Fifth Draft Call to journal ' D he Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuchay, March 18, 1941. Twice a Week TUESDAY and THURSDAY OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Culminating an action which was started two years ago by the late Harry Young, first presi- dent of the Hood Canal Sports- mens Ass'n, a public duck hunt- ing area has been established on the Skokomish River flats through legislative action completed by the 1941 legislature, which completed its labors last week. House Bill No. 314, which per— mits the governor to set aside to the State Game Department the land at the mouth of the Skoko- mish River for public shooting, was introduced by Representative Hanks of Kitsap County and was passed by both houses of the legis- lature. Passage of this bill sets aside the last bit of publicly owned land suitably located for duck shoot- ing, according to local sportsmen, and will henceforth be a public shooting ground administered by the State Game Department un- der terms of the bill. Thus is brought to a successful conclusion one of the early actions taken by Mr. Young after his election as first president of the sportsmens association. He was spurred to action when a Brem- erton group sought to purchaSe the acreage and turn it into a private gun club, but his timely interference through the state land commissioner prevented this last bit of good duck hunting land from being lost forever to the pub- lic. ' It was Young who envisaged the land as a public hunting area, set aside for the use of any mem- ber of the duck hunting public wishing to use it. He saw how the choice duck hunting areas were being gobbled up by private interests and being cIOSed to the public, so he acted to prevent the sale of the Skokomish acreage to the Bremerton group, secured sup- port of the Hood Canal Sports- mens Ass'n through the passage of a resolution, and steered the Way to the legislative action which was taken at this session of the legislature. ' To Take. 5 Local Men On April 10 As men selected to answer the fourth draft call are preparing to report for induction, the fifth re- quisition for selectees in Ameri- ca's first peace time Army draft was received by the Mason County - draft board yesterday calling for five men to report April 10. Thirteen Mason County men re- port to the Tacoma induction sta- tion next Monday on the fourth call. One change from the original list announced by the local draft board has been made due to the inclusion of a transfer from an- other board into this district. In the resulting change, Alfred TWll Y'OUTHFUL F LYERS. HURT FROM CRASH Warren Ellison Suffers Broken Leg, Delbert Daniels Bro- ken Arm As Plane Crashes in Wind Warren Ellison, 21, and Delbert Daniels, 19, both of Shelton, es- caped death yesterday at the Shel- ton airport when a light plane flown by Ellison crashed to the ground from an altitude of about 250 feet in the first gusts of the strong Wind and rain storm which broke the Northwests ten-day seige of sunshine. Ellison suffered a broken right leg and Daniels a broken right arm, while the plane, a Taylor Cub model, was badly damaged. Both boys are graduates of Irene S. Reed high school, Ellison in 1938 and Daniels in 1940. The plane had been purchased by Ellison less than a month ago from Louis Elson. The loss is cov- ered by insurance, according to Orin Ellison, father of Warren. Young Ellison has been employed by the Northwest". Airlines at its Boeing Field depot in Seattle for the past several months, he being in charge of the “groomers at the present time. Wind Gust Surprises According to details of the crash that Warren could remember and tell his father, the plane had just taken off on the long runway at the airport, heading toward the golf course, and was an estimated 200 to 250 feet high when Ellison banked to make a turn. At that moment a strong gust of wind caught the upturned wings and flipped the plane out of control and it crashed approximately in the center of the prairie on which the airport is located, lighting on one wing and the landing gear. No Witnesses To Crash Ellison was knocked unconscious for several minutes but had snap- ped off the ignition switch before hitting the ground and no fire re- sulted. Daniels extracated himself from the wreckage and was stag- gering toward the highway to summon assistance when Paul Ja- cobs of Shelton drove onto the airport. He had not seen the crash, he said, but had seen the plane on the field and was just driving out .to look at it when he saw Dan- iels staggering toward him. Jacobs pulled Ellison from the wreckage and rushed the two youths to Shelton hospital. Young Ellison told his father that the wind was blowing in a steady and easy breeze when the boys got into the plane to take off, and that the gust of wind which caused the crash caught hi entirely by surprise. It evi- den ly was the first strong gust of the storm which followed. He said he had invited Daniels to go along with him to Olympia just for the ride. B. Anensen of Lost Lake route drops off the list of men reporting next Monday and becomes one of four men reportfng April 1 as re- placements for rejected men from this county. In his place on the Monday list will go Hamilton Henry Smith, formerly of North Bend, now living at Matlock. The others to report next Monday are Arthur R. Morris, Carrol C. Mc- Henry, Robert P. Morris, Angus C. McNeil, Russell L. Rickards, l Percy W. James, Edward P. Lamping, Marvin E. Pearcey, Harold T. Sowers, Bernard W. Siren, Lawrence H. Fisher, and Kay L. Thompson. Anensen and George Robert N. Pollock,‘ and George Henry Pitts become the four re- placements who report April 1. This group may be swelled if any 01’ Monday's draftees are rejected. The five who report for the April 10 call have not been select- ed yet, Mrs. Martha. Haines, draft board clerk, said yesterday. Hliboki, l PUD Commissioners Highly Commended By Pomona Grange Mason County Pomona Grange adopted a resolution strongly commending the commissioners of Public Utility District No. for their recent action culminating in the purchase of the West Coast Power company holdings here .at the grange’s meeting Sunday in Skokomish Valley. The resolution also recommend- I ed that presont rates in the rural districts be maintained until all rural residents of the county are reached by the district, that the district pay prevailing union wages to all employes, and that the manager be paid not less than $350 per month. Engineers Here On Airport Survey A party of engineers from the navy department is here making a preliminary survey of the Shel- ton airport, and probably some- thing definite in the way of im- provement will follow in due time. TEACHER IN HOSPITAL, Miss Ida Olsen, junior high school teacher, was admitted to the hospital on Monday for treat- ment. Yesterday’s storm also damaged two light planes in Tacoma and another at Randle while all three Were on the ground, Mr. Ellison said he heard over the radio this morning. Red Cross Motor Corps Commence ‘ Stretplier Drill The Mason County Chapter Mo- tor Corps, having completed their preliminary training in First Aid, begins drilling in stretcher tech- nique Thursday, Mrs. Myron Lund, Motor Corps chairman, announced today. The stretcher drill is the same as that used in the U. S. Army and will be conducted by either Lorell Seljestad, first aid chair- man, or Myron Lund, chapter chairman, as these two have had considerable experience in the technique which is used in first aid contest work. Beginning next Tuesday, March 25, the corps will start its course in motor mechanics, which will consist of the fundamentals of electrical and carburetor construc- tion and minor repairs and the construction and repair of tires. Arrangements are now being made to type the blood of the members of the Motor Corps so emergency cases requiring trans- fusions will have a ready source. All ladies who have completed the Standard Red Cross first aid course are eligible to enroll in the Motor Corps which meets at the junior high school every Tues- day and Thursday night at 7:30 p. m. ADVANCED FIRST AID STUDY OPEN Open to all who have completed the standard course, a Red Cross advanced first aid course under the direction of Myron Lund will be started this Friday evening at the courthouse, meeting at 7:30 o’clock. The advanced course is only half the number of hours that the standard course requires. IN HOSPITAL Receiving treatment at th e Shelton Hospital is William J. Kerry who was admitted on Sun- day.