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' I} ptsuber’s office wrote 3,- .‘ Stat . b ements it wgiary 1-5 and ., . e cloged on I. ' March , ‘5 Mn f is?“ Written, . S835?“ V g’ Paid I , “D th A; ns’ the P . great 097,1“ es) u Majority “me . . totaiifiimd ‘33 ' .. l . .tacless th 0d last In 0 matt lped i COunty the ether when P to March '20, while 1 $161, an this year. etween the time the were sent the date the rebate 20. Mason said. In year 3204 or 312 less Month er of total treasurer’s office taxes (by being cur- l t year col- 330.91, or ncrease to- 18 year, a slight Valuations placed waterfront ‘3 eight-mill spec- Shelton gymnas- those two items increase Mason stated. a ten-mill mad? till“? Shelton school situ ' ' 0 this year, ‘3 in A; “if '15. hasn't $182’from t iii-35'” .lam He egg." eXtcnsi exit "hated t1 ax Dayme "* Segre the l Payments Ihdicatc Com . 31 par a '33 be . a Y’ uPIESSWl . if paid, re e left u the t mtg; 00mg} ntil "1 SIn . total (ing that total the t “M to 79 per cent deadline, "g ten per cent the first half mu Second halves e Protector ‘ ation com- $181,219.06 t“: yers Who took ad- .e I“ebate this year l“creased. Already paid gated h i s delinquents g l v e n ons, Mason Tat if the nts w c r e 9. Percent of col— lent taxes would DGI' cent. in the re- that pay~ tively light when delinquent November i Start drawing ten k l l a s ' Dog Against 1 Woods 1 ‘5 Pr . '1 k'isgfiifitor Paul Hughey! liced 1° kee an appeal to dog WON "' deer p the” do 5 at home ' this fawnin 3 1'5 Palac‘lt -. time g “me- . as: Whichog the year, he i re he 'th RES? victims iffy :ce 7“ .tlon O t 1S only through ‘J‘ON ‘, hot manog-Owners t h a t Vfld Ros? Diligeamg" deer will be 2’ W552?“ deer are chased a the de 3’ 'dogs, chances .f: are u on? Will not survive. ter, H“ when they hit Ve u, ghey said. era after the ector Ion Perm' ’ Maythe me do I Ju Susi: Sho i, nOt era 0f}: in th 0 a: I“: are s .to $1001.15 7% te Fl“Ids eSe ‘10 ject app y the lint ‘3 wifi agviCe that drastic 8 taken against first warn- also issued that bird-hunting d to be at nesting months ’18 and July. “Id be kept atl months and, Permitted 6 fields. :WhiCh are caught 1“ 1ihe bird nest- to to fines of For “Man Low ortionments Sicituse of the tie a e equaliza- 8 fund which was 1939 legis- h¥er90eived $9,592.50 Current school all normal, but 8 . izatio I.ecewed from the mount Onl I‘m Counties fund A Inotation by director of re- cs for the State ucatio n. pointed appropriated y 8.687 per onthly de- before 3 ‘the parts they will play in the l chemist ’ here, “‘Cir-Co-Ral" is to bring one judge along and the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster and , Appointment of Max B. Jensen land Great Falls, Montana, coun- inounced yesterday at a meeting reorganization meetings. No further information on the Shelton districts plans to light Loop Field were available as the expert the district has ask- ed to give estimates on costs of such a project has not yet come here to confer with the board, although he is expected sometime this week. SCOUTS RIMPlNG FOR ‘ClR-CO-RAL’ FRlDA_Y__EVENlNG, Tumwater Council Event TOI Be Held In Olympia Arm- ory; Annual Event Big Shelton and Mason County Boy- Scouts and Cub Scouts were cen- tering their attention this week on the annual Tumwater Council “Cir—Co—Ral” which will be held this Friday evening in the Olym- pia Armory starting promptly at 7:30 o‘clock. The three Shelton troops, along with the Agate and Hoodsport troops, will take part in the an- nual event, which lists signalling and knot tying contests, displays, stunts and special events by the various troops of the Tumwater' Council. Each troop and Cub Pack is al- lotted a 4 x 5 foot floor space for displaying Scout handicraft, pic- tures, knot boards, merit badge exhibits, etc., with judging to be based on content, arrangement and ingenuity. ' Dr. Eugene Browning, Rayonier commissioner of Tumwater Council, will act as head judge‘for the “Cir-Co—Ral." Each troop taking part in the judge of each troop is to report, to Dr. Browning as they arrive at the Armory. NEW COUNCIL EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT of Spokane, veteran of eight vears of professional Boy Scout leadership in Spokane, Kalispell oils and as a youth in Kansas. to? succeed Allan Adams as chief] executive of Tumwater Council, Boy Scouts of America, was an- of council executives in Olympia, Jensen takes charge officially April 15, although he will be here from April 3 on. Adams has been transferred to. the Seattle area council as a field executive. Both moves are promotions for the two men. Adams leaves Council after 27 months service during which he set a remarkable, record. Boy Scout membership in- creased 45 per cent in that period. the Tumwater'i 86TH PORTLAND , OREGON ,pers and wrappings, .town and others drove the new .rested” Dad Hack, DeMolay ad- . city ‘already mentioned were -son, city treasurer; Ken Latham. | family losing all their personal be- with ten new troops and four new Cub Packs organized during his stay. NEW TRIAL DENIED Judge John M. Wilson denied a superior court motion made Sat- urday by 'counsel for Verna L. Howey for a new trial in the suit of Mrs. Howey against Alex An— ensen of Mason County on a traf- fic accident damage case which was tried by jury last fall. g. l DEMOLAYS LEARN IIIUCH ABOUT Cll'Y AFFAIRS lN DAY, Regular City Council Looks With, Favor Upon One Recommenda- ! tion of Youthful “Dads” 3 Their one-day venture into mun- icipal affairs proved to be an edu- cational as well as entertaining, event for DeMolay boys who took' over city government reins last,I Thursday on an ex—officio basis. “Mayor” Clint Williams presid- ed' at a meeting of the “council” in the evening at which one recom- mendation of the DeMolay body, that of the purchase of six gar—I bage cans to be stationed at stra— tegic points for the use of school students for disposal of lunch pa- was lateri taken up by the regular council. and acted upon favorably. The “council‘ also recommend- ed the construction of cement sidewalks near the new gym, a project the regular council has al- ready taken up, and then discus- sed at some length but without taking any definite action plans to widen Cota street from First to Third either by cutting off two feet of sidewalk on each side of the street or eliminating parking entirely from one side of the street. During the afternoon, following: a meeting at 2:30 with city offi-Z cials at which the various civic duties of each official were pointed 3 out, some of the DeMolay boys' drove the new fire truck around l police prowler car for some time with “Fire Chief" Randy Jordan and “Police Chief” Bob Kimbel at the wheels. On the horseplay side, “Police Chief" Kimbel and his deputies, Frank Beret and Walt Eddy, “ar- visor, on a charge of selling jew- elry without a license and were going to toss him in the city bas- tile but had to release their pri- soner when he produced a proper license for selling jewelry. The DeMolay boys admitted they learned considerable about municipal affairs and particularly became better acquainted with ordinances than. they had been before their day in "officeT‘i Other DeMolays who held office for the day in addition to those Dean Palmer, city clerk; Martel Jack— city auditor; Allan Daniels, street superintendent; Herb Ellison, po— lice judge; Phil Palmer, city at- -torney; Warren Woods, George Valley and Glen Sowers, deputy fire chiefs; and Ralph LeDrew,i Penny Read, Jim McComb, Jim Nash, Bill Batstone, Warren Hun- ' ter and Bill Matthews, council-, men. Last night at the chapter’s’ weekly meeting Penny Read was elected junior councilor and two new members were initiated. Grapev'iew Home Razed By Flames Complete destruction of the Orin Buckingham home at Grapeview resulted Saturday evening from fire of an unknown origin, the longings and furniture plus the records of the Grapeview school district, of which Mr: Bucking- ham is clerk. Mr. and Mrs. Buckingham and their 14-year-old son were work- ing in their vineyard surrounding the house when the fire was dis- covered about five o’clock Satur- day afternoon, but it had gained such headway that attempts to five any of the contents were fu— 1e. The loss is partly covered by insurance, it is reported. The residence was of logs and five rooms in size. If the fly fishing experiment being tried by the State Game Commission‘raises as big an ar- gument at the Hood Canal Sports- mens meeting as it did at the Washington State Sports Councd session last weekend in Seattle, then things may be popping In Hoodsport gym this Thursday eve- ning. Delegates representing the Hood Canal group at the Sports Coun- cil session will be making their reports at Thursday’s meeting, which starts at eight o‘clock 1n the Hoodsport gym. M. C. Stark of Waterwheel and 0. K. Linscott of Hoodsport, were the Hood Can- al delegates, while Acting PreSI- dent Harold Ellis also attended. Linscott served on the important resolution committee for the quar- terly session. \. Experiment Favored Under instructions from the club, the Hood Canal delegates voted in favor of the resolution passed by the Sports Council in- dorsing the action of the Game Commission in January which re- served Pass Lake and the north fork of the Stillaguamish River for fly fishing only during the coming trout fishing season. the $2,500,- d by the hat purpose. The Hood Canal vote favoring the action was singular outSIde of the Seattle and King County FLY FISHING ARGUMENT LOOMS . AT SPDRTSMEN MEET THURSDAY rAll other sportsmens organiza- votes, which were cast as a unit. tions represented at the council session voted against the measure but the solid Seattle and King County block was too much so the resolution passed 29 to 24, Ellis related yesterday. He said the Hood Canal Sports- mens Association can expect a visit Thursday from Emmett Kid-' rick, bigwig of the Kitsap County Sportsmens Association, and Joe Orvis, chief light in the Thurston Ski Soldier— Not Mars Visitor Robert Berg, soldier at Fort Dix, uN. J., shows what the well- dressed U: S. ski trooper Is wear— ing this season. He has skis, ski poles, cartridge belt, and visor to protect him from snow blind- ness and flying snow. Activians Try Firemanship In Meeting Program After Shelton Activians h ave tucked away 'their weekly meal at the Shelton Hotel tomorrow city fire hall, there to watch Fire Chief Dean Carman or some mem- ber of the fire crew demonstrate truck and its numerous gadgets, President George Dunning re- minded members today. Latest returns on the District Inter-Club Visitation contest re- ceived by Local Contest Chairman John Replinger show Shelton hold- ing a slim lead over Montesano and. Raymond in the race for 5 handsome cup to be presented at the spring district convention, some eight weeks off. Shelton has traveled 6,941 man-miles, Montesano 6.563, Raymond 6,096, Olympia 5,207, Port Angeles 3,- 980, Hoquiam 2,939, Aberdeen 2,- 794, Bremerton 2,306, Kelso 1,- 233, and Woodland 712. Eagle Point Road Construction IS Ordered by Board Construction of the Eagle Point Extended Road was ordered yes- terday by the Mason County board of commissioners when no objectors appeared to protest such action at the public hearing set on the matter. The new road will create an easier and safer access to the new Olympic Plywood Company on the bay. Its construction was request- ed in a petition filed with the county board some weeks ago by the company and property own— ers in the area. Dates for two other public hearings were set yesterday by the board. April 21 at two o’clock was set for hearing on the peti- tion of A. S. Viger et al which asks the vacation of all streets and alleys in that portion lying west of Whatcom, south of Fifth, and north of Franklin avenue in the Hood Canal Land and Im- provement company’s plat and M. A. Gerrish addition to Union, and also requesting all streets and al- lels in all portions of McReavy’S first addition to Union not already vacated to be vacated. The second hearing was set for April 7 at ten o’clock on the pro- posed establishment of the “Pleas- ant Cove Beach” tracts as platted by W. 0. Watson, Hood Canal property owner. Approval of the state highway department on the McLain‘s Cove bridge repair project was re- ceived by the board yesterday. then a resolution for the purchase of 1941 dump truck for the sec- ond road district was passed sub— ject to approval of the state high- way department. The board also passed a resolu- tion which approves an agreement with the City of Shelton to alter- nate with the civic body in furn- County Poggie Club. Chink Hen Protection Asked Other important resolutions adopted at Seattle by the State Sports Council were: 1_. Requesting a closed season on Chinese pheasant hens. 2. Urging the Game Commission to use available funds from the Pittman-Robertson Act for lease or purchase of suitable lands for propagation of upland birds, the lands to be open for hunting dur— mg the regular bird season. .3. Petitioning the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to open the shooting of migratory wild- fowl at 7 a. m. instead of sunrise. .4. Requesting the director of fisheries to close the Skagit River and all tributaries above the mouth of Baker River to all fish- ing for Chinook salmon. ishing oil for Memorial Hall heat- ing above the 500 gallon limit thel can furnishv building committee per month. Commercial Shrimp, Crab Fishing in Hood Canal Barred By Law cial fishing in Hood Canal from the state capital. prohibited area in the bill. l l evening they’ll all repair to the' the operation of the new city fire ' One of the numerous bills Gov“ Arthur B. Langlie signed into law last week was substitute senate bill 262 which prohibits commer-lYork office Sunday when an emer- for gency in personnel in the New shrimp and crabs until July 1. York office occurred as one mem- 1946, according to news reports I ber was called into Army training SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, March 25, 1941. iYOUNG BURGLAR , TO REFORMATORY, 1 SISTER GETS OFF lLouis Emerson, Fourth Offender, l Gets 15 Years At Monroe l For Entering Homes l His part in the series of recent robberies of Shelton homes brought Louis Emerson, 19, three times sent to state reformatories for similar crimes,‘back for a fourth term, this time at Monroe Reformatory, for a maxium term of 15 years when arraigned before Judge John M. Wilson in superior court Saturday. Emerson had been sentenced to the Chehalis Boys Training school twipe and to a reformatory in Minnesota prior to this fourth sentence imposed upon him Sat-‘ urday. Emerson’s sister, Hazel, 18, was shown leniency by Judge Wilson in the form of a deferment of sentence for three; years when she pleaded guilty to the same second degree burglary charge to which Louis also admitted his. guilt. The young brother and sister were charged specifically with en- tering the George Drake home, although they had admitted hav— ing entered several other Shelton residences during the brief “crime wave" which swept Shelton two weeks ago. The' two fourth grade boys im- plicated with the Emersons in the home breakings, and also in nu- merous other house entries to which they confessed being re- ‘sponsible alone, were paroled to the sheriff's office after stern lectures and warnings from Judge Wilson. Shelton Foil; Club Purchases Piper Cub Plane Members of the newly organ- ‘ized Shelton Flying Club are ready to buckle down in earnest and learn their flying now that they are the pogsessors of a plane. of their own. The club .took, delivery of a second hand Piper Trainer Cub, a two-seater model, Saturday which was purchased from an Olympia firm dealing in airplanes. The ship is to be kept at the Olympia airport for the time be- ing while a hangar is being erect— ed at the Shelton airport. Dur- ,ing that period, too, the Shelton Flying Club members will take their instruction from a navy- trained instructor. After the han- gar is built the plane will be brought to the Shelton airport and kept. The Shelton Flying Club now has» eleven members, needs one more for official status but will take as many more as wish to join. Charter members include Miles (Bus) Elliott, Dick Look, Stanley Parker, Bud Hall, Don McDonald, J. E. Smith, Joe Miller, Dave Mc- Phee, Lyle McElroy, Rudy Holmes, and Clarence Jackson. Perfect Score! Draftees Pass Final Physical Every one of the thirteen Ma- son County men answering the third selective service call to array training yesterday success- fully passed the final physical test given at the Tacoma Induc- tion Station, the Mason County draft board was notified today by selective service headquarters. Yesterday’s inducted men in- clude Hamilton H. Smith, Arthur R. Morris, Carrol C. McHenry, Robert P. Morris, Angus C. Mc- Niel, Russell L. Rickards, Percy W. James, Edward P. Lamping, Marvin E. PeParcey, Harold T. Sowers, Bernard W. Siren, Law- rence H. Fisher, and Kay L. Thompson. The next group to report for selective service induction are men who will serve as replace- ments for men rejected in the For eighteen years to come, Ross Lyman, Bremerton Navy Yard laborer, will have no chance to forget the drunken ride he took on March 15, ending in the death of his brother-in-law, Kenneth Curtis, 28. Lyman pleaded guilty to a neg- ligent homicide charge before Judge John M. Wilson in superior court Saturday morning, then agreed to the provisions of a, de- ferred 20—year sentence in the state prison which embodied the following actions on his part: 1. Forfeiture of his motor ve- hicle driver‘s license and barment forever from obtaining another 1i- cense to drive a car on the high— Eways of this state; $50 Monthly To Children 2. Payment into the registry of the Mason ,County superior court of $12.50 each month for the sup- port of each of the four children of Kenneth Curtis until each of the children reach 18 years of age; 3. Payment to the Mason Coun-‘ ty superior court of $50 a month to be held in trust until a fund of $1000 is built up to be held in the nature of a bond to the state to insure the faithful performance of the conditions of the probation during the period of probation; 4. That Lyman remain within the State of Washington at all times during the probation per- iod; 5. That he pay court costs at- tached to his case; 6. That he abide by such other rules of his probation and parole as the Board of Prison Terms and Paroles may deem fitting and proper to prescribe. ‘ Prosecutor Drafts Terms Judge Wilson followed the rec- ommendations o f Prosecutor Frank Houston in granting pro- bation to Lyman instead of en- forcing the mandatory 20 year prison term prescribed by law for negligent homicide charges. Thus Lyman has the 20-year sentence hanging over his head should he at any time during the 18-year probationary period fail to fulfill any of the terms of the probation. His support of the Curtis chil- dren will not be completed until the youngest, now o'nly a. year old, becomes 18, and the soonest any of them reaches that age is nine years hence, so for the next nine years Lyman will be paying $50 a month for their support with that figure reducing by $12.50 a month as the others reach that age. The other two are now six and two years old respective- 1y. Their mother is a sister of Lyman. One of the severest penalties ever meted out in Mason County on a drunken driving case which ended in a fatality, it is a sample of what can be expected in the future in similar cases coming be- fore him for prosecution. promised Prosecutor Heuston. Body or Chi—n-eSe Is Still Missing Stiff Terms OF Probation To Shackle Death Driver No success has yet been en- countered in the search for the body of J. Chung Kee, aged In- dian-Chinese, who has been miss- ing since a week ago this morn- ing and is believed to have fallen into Oakland Bay from his row- boat and drowned, Sheriff Gene Martin reported today. Visiting Hours To Be Enforced at Hospital Miss Zella Deeny, superinten- dent at Shelton General Hospital, requested today the cooperation of the public in observing establish- ed visiting hours at the hospital. The daily visiting hours are from 1:30 to 4 in the afternoons and 7 to 8:30 in the' evenings, she pointed out. “These rules are necessary to properly care for the patierfts," Miss Deeny explained. Automobiles staged some queer first two calls, including Alfred B. Anensen, George Hliboki andl George _H. Pitts. After receiving notice that none of yesterday's group had been re- jected, the local draft board an- nounced the list of five Mason County men who will answer the fourth call on April 10 as follows: Hollis Handley, a transfer from Arkansas; George Alfred Smart, Potlatch Route; Kenneth Merton Gunter, Route 3, Shelton; John Bushnell Cassidy, Route 1, Brem- erton; and John Lloyd Main, Un- i ion. Hal Briggs Flies To N .Y. On Rayonier Job Hal Briggs, traffic manager for Rayonier at the Shelton plant, was called hurriedly to the firm‘s New l and another suffered an emer- Quilcene Bay, Dabob Bay and gency appendix operation. Whollochet Bay near Tacoma al- over the weekend, but no injuries of any consequence were inflicted on any of the passengers. Probably the luckiest escape from serious injury or even death was that of Mrs. Harold Ellis of Shelton, whose car ran into a. loaded logging train which was crossing Railroad Avenue at the Eleventh street crossing Satur- day night. Mrs. Ellis reported she did not ‘see the train due to the absence of warning signals of any kind. The fact that her car struck the trucks of one of the loaded flat cars instead of running under- neath the load of logs was the piece of good fortune which saved her from serious injury or death, she said. The car was badly damaged. Another lucky escape from ser~ ious injury was that of the oc- cupants of an Oregon car driven by E. Forbes, 19, Camp Murray soldier, which went over the bank at the top of the road leading to Johns Prairie from the Bayshore Briggs left by plane Sunday eve- road Sunday afternoon. The Ore- indefinite at the moment. so were named as included in. the ning. His stay in New York is gon car rolled almost to the Bay- shore road from the top of the EUCKY ESCAT‘E FROM WRECKS REPORTED BY AUTO DRIVERS Twice a Week TUESDAY and THURSDAY OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Garden Club To Sell Music Week ! Ads Once Again Turning advertising saleswo- men once again, a crew of Shel- ton Garden Club ‘members un- der the chairmanship of Mrs. “K A. McKenzie begins April 1 the task of selling advertising space in the third annual Shel- ton Music Festival program. This year all proceeds beyond the actual cost of printing the programs will be given to the Garden Club for its Railroad Avenue beautification project. Last year the Garden Club shared the profits with the Mu- sic Festival. The third annual Music Fes- tival is to be held'May 4 to 10, corresponding w i t h National Music Week. Members of the advertising sales committee include Mrs. Maxine Briggs, Mrs. Betty Koch, Mrs. Gertie Pickens, Mrs. Mildred Rupert, and Mrs. Win- nifred Mitchell. DISASTER RELIEF ORGAN lZAllON TO BE CHAPTER TOPIC Red Cross March Meeting Due Thursday At p. m. In County Courthouse Further discussion on “Disas- ter Preparedness” will feature the March meeting of the Mason County Red Cross Chapter, which is scheduled this Thursday evening at eight o'clock in the courthouse, Chairman Myron Lund announced today in requesting a large at— tendance from persons who en- rolled during the Red Cross roll call --drive_ last fall. A short business meeting will open the program, followed by‘ the disaster relief discussion. “Disaster Preparedness is a required activity of the Red Cross under the National‘Defense Pro- gram',” Chairman Lund explained. “The Chapter must be prepared to meet any emergency that may arise and all of those that par- ticipate in the Disaster Program must be thoroughly familiar with their parts. “A review of the program, as so far developed, will be made and a discussion of and instruc- tion in the use of questionnaires will be on the program," he con- tinued. “These questionnaires will be used in making a survey of equipment available to the Chap- ter in time of emergency and in assigning definite parts to the people who volunteer for service with the Red Cross in time of disaster. “The National Red Cross, op- erating through the Chapters, is the official civilian agency of the National Government and the U. S. Military forces, so it is im- portant that all of you, who wish to participate in a National pro- gram to meet emergencies in your own community, help deter- mine the policies in your own community and your own Chap- ter,” Chairman Lund pointed out. “This emergency program will' not be confined to the vicinity of Shelton but will embrace the en- tire County; it is very important that we have a strong, represent- ative group from the outlying dis- .tricts," he added. DAUGHTER BORN Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Strand- wold, now of Tacoma but form- er Mason County residents, be- came parents of a baby daugh- ter born at Shelton hospital Sat- urday. .Witter ,financing firm, have purchased ption asking the oiling .to purchase the oil if the REVENUE BOND PATH CLEANED 1 BY ORDINANCE $50,000 \Vater Bond Issue goon Into Effect April 1 As Council Passes 0r- dinance 331 .Final steps to put in motion the wheels for bringing the $50,000 water revenue bond issue voted ‘by Shelton residents last Decem— ber into actual being were tak- en Thursday by the city council with second reading and passage of Ordinance 331, which dates 'maturity of bonds and authorizes and confirms their issuance. That step cleared the path for City Attorney Charles R. Lewis to proceed with the signing of the bonds and placing the funds at the disposal of the City of Shelton to make the extensions and better- ments to its present municipal water system proposed in the special election measure passed by the voters in December. The bonds will mature in $1,000 sums on April 1 from 1942 to 1946 inclusive, thereafter in $3,000 sums annually on the same date from 1947 to 1961 inclusive. Dean and Company, Seattle the bonds. Mostly Routine Affairs Other business of council’s ses- sion Thursday was pretty much routine. N. Y. A. Official Kerns reported to the council that the National Youth Administration would be able to supply 25 to 30 boys for work on the city dock project starting about April 20, a peti— of Cota street and 12th street between Cota and Railraod was received, as was an offer by Harry Perry city would lay it on a block on Sarg- ison street in front of property owned by Perry, the sewer com- mittee recommended installation of drainage sewers and a catch basin at tenth and Cota and two catch basins on the west side of Fifth at Cedar street to connect with the recently completed storm sewer on Fifth. Sidewalks Ordered The sidewalk committee recom- 'mended insallation of cement side- walks on both sides of Cote. be- tween Ninth and Tenth, also new crosswalks on north side of Oota at Tenth, east side of alley south of Cota on Eleventh, and on south side of Cota at Eleventh. The fire committee recommend- ed purchase of 250 feet of hose and couplings and a Cascade sprayer for the water system, and recommended further that City Engineer Burwell Bantz be paid at the rate of $20 a day, with a total not to exceed $12000, while engaged on the water system im- provement project authorized un- der the $50,000 revenue bond issue noted above. A motion was passed author- izing the city to join with School District 309 in the purchase of six garbage cans to be strategi- cally placed for the convenience of school students for disposal of lunch papers and wrappings. This action was taken following the recommendation of the De- Molay boys who became exofficio municipal government heads on Thursday. LocziTR—odd—SCet ' $62,707 In Pork Barrel Division Mason County secondary high- ways will receive $62,707 in im- provements during the next bien- nium under terms of the “pork barrel” road fund bill passed in the final hours of the 1941 legis- lature, it was learned last week- end. The appropriation for Mason County was earmarked for the following projects: $15,000 for work on the Grapeview to Pri- mary State Highway No. 14A; $4,500 for work on Secondary Road No. 14-A to State Highway bank, yet the occupants escaped antics in the Shelton neighborhood anything worse than bruises and shakings. . Edwin B. McMahan, 24, Route 1, Shelton, reported his car ran off the road and into a. bank near the Oyster Bay school Saturday night when he turned to speak to a compapion beside him. Dam~ ages were not estimated in the report and no one was injured. A three car accident Friday af- ternoon at First and Mill streets also pulled through without an injured occupant when a car driv- ‘en by Mrs. Wayne Stone of Shel- ton stopped to wait for‘ oncoming traffic to pass before she made a left turn onto Mill street, her car being struck from behind by .one driven by Charles Ellis of Shelton, the Ellis car in turn be- ing struck from the rear by a third driven by Emil Christensen of Shelton. The last car was the most severely damaged of the trio, although all suffered to some extent. Unlisted damage was inflicted oncars operated by Marion Dey- ette and Marjorie Harrison, both of Shelton, in a collision at First and Railroad Friday. No one was hurt. Wm ‘_ No. 14; $13,000 for improvements to the Allyn to Vaughn road; $8,— 555 for work on the Kamilche cutoff; and $21,652 to be used in Mason County at the discre- tion of the State Highway De- partment. . Test Pilot Tells Club Of Planes The Kiwanis Club today listen- ed to an entertaining talk on aviation progress in this country and some general information as to various planes here and abroad, most of which was lacking in detail and “off the record,” by Major John D. Corkille, Air Corps representative at the Boeing plant in Seattle. The speaker, who is alsoa test pilot on the large planes and landed at the Shelton Airport in a big Army bomber, was se- cured through President Homer Taylor, who is a reserve officer in the Air Corps. He gave some insight into the large number and high quality of the planes being turned out by the various factor- ies and some idea of the relative merits of each for the special pur- pose designed, all encouraging to the layman.