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T\HE JOURNAL , I) V\No. 28 lrge . reg S «I \ fConst ESPENS l , EREAY Ire mm And Activities , Pu], Eher Goal This bars A38 Aid In “my Contacts \ 8h . to? mlseed to a $750 fund [ " Bl. ,ter hearing Dr. 3 ,anmg, Tumwater 1 . I 4,, :Slonel. and s. B.‘ ' eChairman, outline . need f onduct t V 0 ‘ his 6a.. Po 3.“). Nahum, at ay 1 s y .r the (5-H). re Shanon Hotel. 194‘11nd‘the industrial - Tine Pilve . . . . q ’- IndWldual through ‘ Browan Lincoln P.-T. 31mg Pointed out. son; Bordeaux P.- and Mrs. John A. presi- as new fund drive per- andle contacts I‘etOfOI‘e neglect— ked To Help pilsare to be sent at thup work on the . Do '3 pledge sheets ting 0“ and Mrs. Wil- hatiocommittees from . tacts. ns t0 make the . . l . ole Bali. ~ egg pomtea out that terially 2311311 has ex— I. - ~ e la ‘OZ. «Eliand “9‘” has Satncczilcl- H e C ieglllres the full d eXecutive, who one part of the To give him part a. full time in- , be ad tlme office as- kgs_ of * own, ded by the conn— 1‘ 1.. ng explained. 2, p . Eton ogl'am Here at COUnty alone two f one aCkS have been , 8,,a ISIEW Scout troop _______ 2 , ‘flof f Gout Ship is in e " héOPmation at the Continued. u 7- assligm'nents to eon 0 were pres- v_ Dassmg out . u isohcuors have my“? four squads rIslon 0f four Ralph‘ They are John I Ch aulsen, Mark ‘ man Anderson. 3; ,to meet with egn‘fnan Boane ~ t enlng in Bro- -: ' k a," Angle Building . e debeck up on the Red 1"We. All solici- t° report to their n demon asked the fik ,fv eVeI‘y effort to e- by tomorrow . ,EW . .._RsDAY , of ex the Shelton $3 5 °°Prtpe°t to go before ' ‘ lg: honor for ad- adtested on their ew ga’gCements at int e held this tom“? McCleary at 7:30 filnthf'ufisom 1" e Drag, scOutmasters y seq am 01' Mason 1*. ‘ut tr“OP Scout- Large t ,lzleld Sauel' I it '30 o‘clls Thursday { _. as an ‘ger or k 1\ sausage EgNM E ETI N G Bacon fl: NESDAY . ih°1d its 10 (Lincoln . ‘ 98 Wed, monthly pack 'rs i101" ‘egday evening :art t 7.33 hog] mud. no“ ' 0 o. 1 ing FOOd need Clock. Pack .‘15 promoted In t e Moose governor. for "1 mana in 3,316 next 5...}? Aa‘nson, p‘ast Erick' gfrzo . So lund, .. ‘ iii hlee ‘ ‘ ~ social "1s Will fea- . i .mor.E18ctP12gx-am of “kickoff” i . . ‘ THURSDAY—Boy begonfmed largely to! is to be‘ opined the annual1 rive yesterdaV‘ . a A . “d Vigor surpassing ‘ l extra , I MOODY. 6017 S. E. PORTLAND, OREGON COMMUNITY CALENDAR \VEDNESDAYflActive Clle din- ner meeting, 6:30 p. m., Shel- ton Hotel. THURSDAY#Chamber of Com— merce April meeting, 6:30 din- ner, Shelton Hotel. Lieut.-Col- William Nelson, selectiVe ser- vice state advisor on occupa— tional dcferments, speaker. THURSDAY#Commercial lea- gue bowling, 8 p. m., city hall, to consider bids on water sys- tem pipe bids. THURSDAY—~E a s t c 1' vacation starts for Shelton school stu- dents, closing next Monday morning. Scout board of review, 7:30 p. m., McCleary Timber Company offices. TWO—EPIDGESIF 0 R NORTH SHORE ROAD EARE A UTHO‘RIZED >Commissioners Set Aside $800 For I l ‘ cessive ndrews is ing increasingly difficult. ’I‘wo Projects 0n Canal Sec— tion; Speed Limited Two new bridges were author— ized by the board of county com— missioners yesterday for North Shore road on Hood Canal, plus a small amount of straight— ening and grading. One bridge and the straighten— ing and grading work was allot- ted $500 and the other bridge was allotted $300 from county road funds by the board. Another resolution adopted yes- terday limits speed of logging trucks and other vehicles of more than ten tons gross weight to ten miles per hour while crossing all bridges on the Shelton to Mat- lock road and the Beeville road. The action was taken because ex- speed “endangers the stability and adds to the cost of upkeep and repair" of the bridges on the roads mentioned. The board received a telegram from Congressman Martin F. Smith. in answer to a query sent him two weeks ago by the board, Anderson out-lin which he informed the board that Investigating Engineer C. C. Fisher of the Denver regional of- fice of the U. S. Reclamation Bur- eau, will be in Seattle April 11 to 13 to confer with W. P. Staple- ton, president of the Western Washington Reclamation Insti- tute, and any other Western Washington persons interested in reclamation work ,and next Mon- day will be in Olympia to con- fer with Gov. Langlie and other state officials. Two More County , W ‘igghesday afternoon! Men Drafted, TO Report April 22 Two more Mason County men have been added to the list of drafted men under the selectiVe service act to report for training April 22 at the Tacoma induction station. They are James Edward Bales, a transfer from Polk County, Io- wa, and registered with the Des Moines draft board, who fills the one-man quota from this county for the fifth draft call, and Har- old J. F. Moore, now of Castle Rock but registered with the Mason County board, who reports on April 22 as a replacement for a rejected draftee from the third call. This Thursday five men from this county report to fulfill the Scoutmast- fourth call. They are Hollis Hand- 163’. Ock in the1M. Gunter, John B. Cassidy, and nOunced yes- John L. Main. George A. Smart, Kenneth If any of the above five are re- jected for physical reasons their replacements will be ordered to report with the April 22 group. A memo from the 9th Corps Area commander received by the local draft board today stated that no more calls are anticipated after the April 22 call until after June 1. theI D. o. 86TH ruction Started On Manganese Smelter l l Emu Creek Plant To Handle. 1 Tons Of Ore Daily, Tap— ping Olympic Depos- its In 90 Days 60 A development of importance to the Olympic region and to Shelton is now under way on Hood Canal near Hoodsport where :a mill is being erected to extract lpure manganese from one or more iof the several large deposits ,known to exist in the mountains. lThe site is at Hill Creek, where :a road has been constructed to {the head of the little valley, and ithe foundations for the smelter l are being laid on benches cut into ithe hillside by bulldozers by the jGrisdale Construction Company. ; The new plant will be electrical- gly operated, the metal being ex- ltracted from high grade ore by an electrolytic process which has recently been developed, it is un- derstood by experts at Washing- ,ton State College. The equipment ‘has already been secured at Spo- jkane ready for the buildings and lwill handle sixty tons of ore a iday, producing approximately 30 ltons of metal. The plant is lo— lcatcd near Cushman power, and [it is understood that Bonneville Epower will be secured through Ta- . coma, the load required being from 13,000 to 5,000 kilowat hours. On loperation some forty men will be 1 required. The operation is being carried liout by the Olympic Mines, Inc., with headquarters in Seattle, of gwhich A. E. Schrimpf is presi- dent, O. E. Koenig, secretary, and 1C. H. Barkdull, manager, who is in charge of work. The concern is an outside organization, said to be allied with the Sunshine Mines, a prosperous Idaho con- cern largely owned in Yakima, and amply financed. At the start ore will be trucked from the mine on the railroad at Lake Crescent which was develop- ed in world war days, and some is being shipped out by Milwaukee railroad to outside smelters, but as soon as the plant here is in readiness the ore will be trucked here for refining. Also in pros- pect is the opening of known veins of somewhat lower grade above Lake Cushman which is expected to be the main source of .supply after the process-1s fully developed and tested. As manganese is widely used in the steel industry and the United States has always been almost totally dependent on importation for its supply it is believed that if this new process works out the government will demand an im- mediate expansion of the plant to supply defense needs of the country. It has long been known that one of the largest deposits of manganese ore in the United States are in the Olympics, but because of the heavy silica con- tent none of the usual processes could be used to extract it eco- nomically. It is understood that the Schrimpf people have been op- erating a plant handling half a ton of. ore a day and have proved it successful after seven years of experimenting. Pines AIltO Camp Leased By Pigmon To Dick Valley Instruments filed at the aud- itor's office yesterday revealed the leasing of Pines Auto Camp on Mt. View by Dick Valley, native son of Mason ‘County, from Owen Pigmon, operator since 1936. ) Eleven cabins, a grocery store I and a service station featuring Texaco products are involved in the transaction. Mr. Valley said yesterday he plans no immediate changes in the Pines Auto Camp setup other than a possible re— arrangement of the grocery store. Several of the cabins at the camp have been constructed in the past two years by Mr. Pig— imon and several others have been I remodeled. DAUGHTER BORN MONDAY Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McMahon ,of Shelton became parents of a baby daughter born at Shelton hospital yesterday. LAKE CUSHMAN ‘STICKS’ CHOSEN AS MASTS FOR BIG SCHOONER Seattle Times, Sunday, April 6. —— Supervising the outfitting of deep-sea sailing schooners and as— sembling stores for voyages. of several months is a man-sized job. but these are only part of the duties of a comely young Seattle woman who does the buying for the Pacific Coast Codfish Com- pany. She is Miss Esther Strahm, pur- chasing agent for the firm, which will send two windjammers from Seattle to the Bering Sea this spring. In previous years, Miss Strahm bought the supplies and equipment for the cruises, but this year en— countered a new problem. The schooner Sophie Christenson, the company’s big four-master, need- ed three new masts. The prob- lem of finding trees suitable for new "sticks" for ships is becom- Those for the Sophie Christenson must be from trees at least 110 feet high and 26 inches in diameter. AS purchasing agent for the company, Miss Strahm was given the job of supplying the three' new masts by Capt. J. E. Shields, master and owner of the sailing schooner. It was a real problem, but she was determined to master it. There was only one thing to do and that was to take her au- tomobile and search for logging camps with suitable trees. At last one was found near Lake Cushman in the Olympic Moun- tains and there three trees were purchased, logged and towed to Seattle. They arebeing placed in the schooner at Smith Cove Pier 40 of the Port Commission. The Sophie Christcnson, which soon will be towing to Cape Flat- tery, bound. for the Bering Sea, in 1933 made a world’s record catch of 455,000 codfish, which still stands. I l I l l I I nt SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, April 8, 1941. Parking Problem Not Solved The parking problem for Shelton is by no means solved by the move so far to limit park- ing on Railroad and other streets to an hour, and probably never can be fully relieved as the c1ty grows in keeping with any restrictions that may be attempted within reason. The threat to enforce the city ordinance literally has had some good effect in causing all i or half-day parkers, clerks and merchants, to find places more removed from daily traffic and on side streets, but some more hints might well be given to help transient trading. A week ago on naturalization day the benefit of the recessed parking strips around the Court— house was noted when some seventy cars were parked there by persons before the Court, greatly relieving a congestion of cars that would require space along the ordinary narrow streets. . ' But the big headache is to provide parking convenient to the business district for the hun- dreds of cars, particularly at week-ends, of Shelton visitors who come here whose business Is much first and careful consideration. One and the best solution for the present is the removal parking strip on three sides of the Postoffice congestion down towu block, on three narrow than double the present parking space in the dis- quite convenient to general trading. While the _city may have no special funds budgeted for this prOJect the Council could do no more important job of public benefit and aid to parking, even if it would cost around $1,500. It would meet general ap- proval and save some criticism from people who trict, all business than open this would trade in Shelton. CUSHMAN ‘DEFENSE’ TROOPS PRAISED FOR EFFECTIVE JOB OF CAMOFLAUGING EQUIPMENT High praise for the efficiency of soldiers of the 41st Division cantonment at Fort Lewis, called out to “defend” the Lake Cushman dam from a “bombing attack by enemy invader planes” in a two- day "problem" last Thursday and Friday was voiced yesterday by Ranger Wally Anderson of the U. S. Forest Service. “The speed with which some 250 to 300 trucks, a nu ,ber, of anti-aircraft gffns‘, and 7 50 . men were camoflauged and Concealed was amazing," the forest service man stationed at Hoodsport re- marked. “Within two or three hours after the troops arrived in the Lake Cushman district a per- son driving along the road would never have suspected such a body of men and equipment was any- where in the neighborhood. If the rest of our Army is propor- tionately as well trained I think we can feel pretty safe if things come to a point where our sol- diers are called into action." Was It Or Wasn’t It? It depends on who you talk to this: whether the Cushman dam was “bombed” or successfully “de- fended” in the two-day mock bat~ tle. The defending troops claim- ed the “invading” planes failed to get in position to drop a single bomb which would have been ef- fective, while the “bombers” were equally as certain they had hit their “target” and completed a successful bombing attack on their objective. ; One thing most civilian observi- ers seemed to be agreed upon was that the slim pencils of brilliant light which powerful searchlights operated by the defending anti- aircraft troops stabbed into the sky Thursday night seemed to be Hardy anglers who braved the California weather which attend- ed the opening of Washington's lake fishing Sunday got plenty of fish, and even the moisture-dis. couraged fishermen didn’t fare badly for the time spent, accord- ing to reports from Mason Coun- ty's most popular fresh water fishing spots. .\ Up at Lake Cushman, for in- stance, 237 anglers checking out from Robinson‘s Resort, bagged 1607 fish, for slightly less than .eight fish as an average, reports Allie Robinson, proprietor of the most popular lake fishing point in this county. One boat of five fishermen re- ported in with five limit catches, an aggregate of ‘100 fish, while numerous other limit catches were taken, Robinson said. Another welcome result of the first day’s fishing showed a much higher than usual average of cutthroaLs among the catches. One two-ang- ler boat had 17 cutthroat in a double limit take, Robinson said, with other catches having high cutthroat contents also. The fish average between nine and ten inches in size, slightly larger than year's average size. Many fishermen checked out af- ter a short time in their boats, discouraged by the continual rain and chilling wind, while others waited until late to go out in hopes the “mist” would let up, but it didn’t. Game Protector Paul Hughey reported that several nice catches were taken at Lakewood Lake, which is. just beginning to catch for their trading and desired and worthy of of the streets, to permit more quite successful in spotting the "invading" planes, which means that better means of camoflaug- ing U. S. bombing planes is need- ed to escape detection by anti- aircraft forces. Col. Edward C. Dohm, com-- mander of the 205th Coast Ar— tillery (anti-aircraft), national guard unit at Olympia, command- ed the Lake Cushman “defense foreign" which consisted of former national guard troops of Olympia, Seattle, Centralia, Kelso, Wenat— chee, and Tacoma. Here’s What “Happened” The “problem” which the 4lst Division troops worked out was The “enemy” has taken Van- couver island and is filtering down the peninsula. Planes are attempting to bomb Cushman dam, flooding the region and clog- ging the roads with refugpes who will glut the ‘roads and cut off orderly retreat of defending for- ces. A sham battle between the an- ti-aircraft batteries and bombers was “fought” Thursday night. Anti-aircraft guns and search- lights were set up in strategic points surrounding the dam, a source of power for the City of Tacoma. The "defending" troops used the abandoned Lake Cushman CCC camp quarters, the cabins and every available space at Robin- son’s Resort and Dickinson’s Staircase Camp, in addition to truck beds and tents for sleeping quarters. The soldiers were rout- ed out of their slumber twice dur- ing the night by “all out” alarms at midnight and three o’clock to “fight off” theoretical attacks of invading planes. v the fancy “of fresh water anglers in this area, while Mason Lake put out some nice ones, too, he added. 2614 CUTTHROAT PLANTED IN SHOEMAKER CREEK Game Protector Paul Hughey reported yesterday the planting of 2614 cutthroat between 21/2 to 8 inches in length, reared at the South Tacoma hatchery of the State Game Department, in Shoe- maker Creek recently. DOGFISH PRICE RAISED; MORE VOLUME NEEDED Unless a larger volume of dog- fish is provided at the two as- sembly stations in Mason County ——Arcadia Point and Minerva Beach—further visits of Gil Do- bey, Grays Harbor fish buyer, will be discontinued because pres- ent volume does not make lit worth his while, he said yester- day. ' The price of dogfish was upped from $13 to $15 per ton by Dobey yesterday in hopes the volume 0‘ dogfish catches would be stimu- lated. Dogfish livers are being used now as a substitute for cod liver and the rest of the dogfish carcass is used to make fertilizer. In answer to an inquiry sent him by Paul Beret, Shelton Sport- ing Goods proprietor, Don S. John- son, chief patrol officer for the State Fisheries Department, point- ed out that set line licenses for Puget Sound waters with a mix- selection, Fifty IIBr 25 Aircraft Make Flight Here On Sunday; Visitors Guests Of Chamber Of Commerce For Breakfast Despite none-too-encouraging flying weather, 25 planes rep- resenting flying services and fly— ing Clubs in Seattle, Bremerton, Everett, Kent, Olympia and Ta- coma carried 50 aviators here Sunday morning in the first “breakfast flight” of a series scheduled for this spring and sum- mer by the Seattle unit of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots As— sociation. A few others started but turned back after encounter- ing a heavy rain storm near Ta- coma. The visiting aviators were unanimous in their praise of the natural suitability of the Shelton airport. As Charles Bierney of Bothell and Everett commented, “We could see the port from as far as atmospheric conditions al- lowed visibility." After being guests of the Shel- ton Chamber of Commerce for breakfast at the Shelton Hotel, the visiting flyers reciprocated by taking all those who wished to for rides in their planes. Brief, Interesting Program The breakfast program was brief. Mayor William Stevenson iwelcomed the visiting “birdmen” after being introduced by. Presi- dent Ed F‘aubert of the Chamber of Commerce, who presided at the meeting. Joe Benezra, secretary of the A.O.P.A., called upon Max J. Witters, president of the VVit- ters Flying Service of Seattle; Dr. Herbert L. Hartley, president of the A.O.P.A.; and Dr. Arthur B. MacWhinney, associate member of the A.O.P.A., for short talks. Dr. MacWhinney gave the main talk, pointing out the tremendous difference between vxthe mode of travel now and when he first vis- ited Shelton 30 years ago, when it was a two-day trip from Se- attle here as compared with a 30— minute trip through the sky to- day. ‘ He also explained that flying is a recreation and pleasure no more costly than golfing nowadays, thanks to the formation of fly- ing clubs. “We aviators are just ordinary folk -— barbers, clerks, salesmen, etc—we're not gifted with a lot of money as seems to be the general impression among non-flyers. Through pooling of resources in flying clubs anyone can take up flying at no more than many people spend on golf per month.” Instructed Shelton Youth Mr. Witters was introduced as the instructor who taught Gene Loop, son of City School Supt. and Mrs. H. E. Loop, his flying. Gene piloted one of the planes which came from Seattle on the breakfast flight, with his older brother, him. Many different makes of light plane were represented among the 25 aircraft which lighted upon the Shelton airport Sunday, the larg- est group of planes ever assem- bled on the local field at any one time. They ranged all the way from a tiny two-passenger, 36 horsepower motored craft with a propellor no longer than the stretch of an ordinary man’s arms (Continued on Page Six) Verne, accompanying Methodist Thanks Offering S e r v i c e Slated Wednesday On Wednesday, April 9, the annual Thanks Offering Service will be observed at the Method- ist Church. A one o’clock lunch- eon will be followed by a business meeting. Mrs. W. A. Brodt will conduct a devotional program. Mrs. Robert Brumblay will pre- sent the principle talk entitled “Altars Along the Way." Mrs. Donovan Palmer in a piano solo and Mrs. Loui Larson in a vocal accompanied by Mrs. R. L. Johnson, are also on the program. Mrs. W. M. Elliott, Mrs. Bertie McKinney, Mrs. C. Hammond, Mrs. Myron Wivell and Mrs. Oliver Constable are hostesses. the OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Airport is Complimented By eakIast" Aviators Quiz Program At C. of C. Meeting Thursday Night Write ’em down, tie a string around your finger, or memor— ize 'em—but don’t fail to bring those questions along Thursday evening. , If you’re an employer you’ll have questions about selective service occupational deferments you’d like to have straightened out, and Thursday evening will be your opportunity to do so. That’s the date, Shelton Ho- tel is the place, 6:30 is the time (if you want to eat din- ner) 7:30 if you’d rather eat at home, when the Shelton Chamber of Commerce pre- sents Lieut.-Col. William Nel- son, state advisor on occupa- tional deferments for the selec- tive service system, as its guest speaker for its April meeting. Lieut.-Col. Nelson’s visit here is specifically for the purpose of helping Shelton and Mason County employers unravel any questions they may have on occupational deferments for their employees. All employers of labor in this area are invited and urged to attend. The pro- gram was arranged by Cham- her President Ed Faubert, who is also chairman of the Mason County draft board. damn—ms lN SUBSCRIPTION CAMPAIGN OFFER Cash Commissions Earned Campaigners Who Don’t Win Major Awards By “Everybody Wins” is the slo- gan in the Shelton-Mason County Journal’s subscription and prize campaign which is expected to get started in earnest this week. This is more than a slogan . . . it is a reality because catch and every active candidate wins and each and every person who pays a subscription during this cam- paign can save money. The rules of this campaign pro- vide that only as many boys and girls will be allowed to be active in this campaign as there are prizes and cash commissions. The highest candidates will win the prize bicycles and each active can- didate not winning a bicycle will be paid a cash commission of 20 per cent (one-fifth) of all money he or she turns in for subscrip- tions during the entire campaign. Subscribers Profit The special price of $3.00 for} two-years by mail outside of Shel- ton and the special price of $4.00 for two-years by carrier in the City of Shelton gives every sub- scriber an opportunity to save $1.00 by paying a two-year sub- scr_1ption during this campaign. This is a substantial saving and most Journal subscribers are ex- pected to take advantage of this money-saving opportunity. The money-saving offer on the subscriptions ends with the cam- paign on May 3rd. The Journal office is open each‘ evening until 8 o’clock and until 9 o’clock on Wednesday and Sat- urday evening for the convenience of the candidates, and for per- sons wishing to pay their sub- scriptions. Shelton Youth Breaks Back; Falls From Truck Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Gosser re- turned home Sunday from a trip to Seattle where they were called to the bedside of their youngest son, Lawrence, who is in Provi- dence Hospital suffering from a broken back caused when he was thrown from a truck load of timbers while at work last Thurs- day. His condition is somewhat improved, the parents report. Success marked every angle of the ambitious venture represented in the presentation of the Easter cantata, “Crucifixion,” under the auspices of the Shelton Women‘s Chorus Sunday afternoon when a capacity crowd filled the junior high auditorium and contributed more than enough in the silver offering to cover the considerable expenses undergone to stage this musical highlight. Louis Karl Weinel, tenor, and Ken Blanchard, baritone, featur- ed soloists, thrilled the audience with their interpretations in the lead roles. Lloyd Van Blaricom, representing the voice in the choir, supported his role with fine effectiveness. . Director Ben Hallgrimson ex- pressed himself as highly pleased with the performances both of the mixed chorus and the orches- tra and the cantata proved to imum of 100 hooks cost $1 and [that such licenses are necessary to take dogfish be all that was promised in being an outstanding achievement in Shelton's musical history. EASTER CANTATA SUCCESSFUL; CAPACITY CROWD TURNS OUT In undertaking the presenta- tion of the "Crucifixion," the Shelton Women's Chorus gave a bigger treat to Shelton than many may have realized. All music was rented from New York, orches- tra music alone rented at $20 a month. It cost the Chorus $43 to give Shelton this beautiful scared message of the crucifixion by John Stainer, who was knighted by the King of England for his wonderful compositions. The audience gave generously in the silver offering, approximately $45 being contributed, thus the cantata cleared itself of all ex- pense. Director Hallgrimson’s recognized as the was a great one. The Shelton Women’s Chorus wishes to publicly thank everyone who participated in making the cantata such a success. great initiative in wishing to present this cantata to Shelton should be responsibility ACOUNCIL EYES BIDS 0N WATER PIPE SUPPLIES Special Meeting Is Called This Thursday To Consider Wa- ter Committee Recom- mendations After Studying Bids City councilmen will put in “overtime” this month, adding a third April meeting this Thurs- day night to consider recommen- dations of the water committee on the subject of bids submitted forwaterpipe and accessories for the city water system improve- ment project authorized by city residents last December through approval of a $50,000 revenue bond issue. Bids of ten concerns were for- mally opened at last Thursday's meeting but action on awarding the contract was delayed at the water committee’s request and a special meeting called for this Thursday evening to give the com- mittee time to study the several bids and make recommendations for the council to consider before taking final action on the con- tract. The ten bids were submitted by Johns Manville Corp; Crane and Co.; Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co.; Hugh G. Purcell Co.; Lum- bermen’s Mercantile Co.; Pacific Water Works Supply Co.; Marck- mans and Williams, Inc.; Renssel- aer Valve Co.; Consolidated Sup- ply Co.; and Federal Pipe and Tank Co. Parking Action Delayed The council heard requests from Ed Faubert, Chamber of Com— merce president, and Mrs. George Cropper, Shelton Garden Club president, asking that the post- office block parking strips be re- moved and parking areas created from them, but no definite action was taken by the city dads on the matter at the present time. The city accepted offers by Al- den C. Bayley and, the Simpson Logging Company to donate an 18-foot wide strip ten feet north of the railroad tracks between First and Second streets so that a thoroughfare (an extension of the present blind, street in front of the Title Insurance Building) can be completed for the entire block. Hillcrest Club Queries A letter from the Hillcrest Com- munity Club asking what had been done toward improving water conditions on Hillcrest was read to the council by Clerk Glenn W. Landers with Attorney Charles R. Lewis answering verbally to those Hillcrest residents present at the meeting, explaining the work that has been done and the problems the city faces in press- ing this work further under the water system improvement proj- ect. The water committee was asked to investigate the Hillcrest water condition and report at the next council meeting. A motion was carried that the water committee‘s recommenda- tions that Engineer Burwell Bantz and Clerk Landers prepare to call for bids on new water system con~ struction be carried out. Suspending regular rules of procedure, Ordinance 333, which amends section 2 of Ordinance 331 to read that bonds issued under the $50,000 revenue bond meas- ure bear interest semi-annually instead of annually, payable April 1 and October 1 of each year, and also to bear numbers and mature serially in the order of their numbers, which was not mention— ed in the previous ordinance, was introduced and passed as an emer— gency measure. Mackey Elected Commander For VFW. Post Here New officers elected by the V. F.W. post Friday night elevated Art Mackey, Skokomish Valley, to the commandership; R. W. Strike, .Cloquallum, to senior vice commander; Henry Hanson, Shel- ton, to junior vice-commander; Sheriff Gene Martin, Shelton, to quartermaster and adjutant; Dep- uty Sheriff Fred Hickson, Shel- ton, to post advocate and also post service officer; Chester Tay— lor, Kamilche, to chaplain; Dr. H. L. Kennedy, Shelton, to post surgeon; Harry Gruver, Shelton, officer-of-the-day; Ralph Pigs. Shelton, to guard; Harry Hall and Charles Clark, Shelton, to color bearers; Robert Springer; Skokomish Valley, to patriotic infi structor; with Pigg, Martin and Springer as delegates to the Grays Harbor County Council and the department encampment and Strike, Hickson and W. A. Welsh as alternates. Springer will serve as installing officer when the new post heads are seated April 18 in a joint in- stallation with the V.F.W. aux- iliary. slam» Charles Stentz, Shelton Hotel this week after returning from Seattle Sunday where he has been ill for the past month. BOATMAN BREAKS ARM Gus Swanson, Arcadia road boat builder, suffered a broken arm last Friday in an accident at his shop. day clerk, was back at his post '