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I i I I l NNNAYI \ . I. :m9 Requested From I her lg‘el‘s; McCleary I ormg I ~ , To Beofigiill‘yéfaid 5 4 ‘ CounES . i I ,. y Will get its firstl ,Ow”) Of National Laborl activity 11 e x t , . ring supposedly, . is hMCCIeary Timberl em in the court- l huh ary company of— i 3.10011 said they ' did {notlfled 0f any hear— ‘ ‘ ‘ he?” knoW the reason? hea rino , s involving the] of the N.L.R.B.§ "1g here was dis-I y When a letter was , r board of countyl ; l _ _ ” -r00me.questing the uSC‘ Writt‘ d on by Elwyn. :CIEIOI‘ for the 19th ‘.L.R.B., request-I “he starting atl mOrning‘ of Aprill K we 3’) and indicated.‘ Ornulld require about, pete. No further, oagésclosed in the; r granted thel equest for courtrooml a: mmissioners held3 3’ session at thei flay, awardingl mi Chevrolet ‘ um Sh Road District‘ , s tI“uck on its bid‘ h in :ttlng May 5 at *the ti he commissioners I , Mingle and place. for, . l y H0 0“ the petitioni I the foodsport residents diatrrmation of a fire let covering partl x end precinct, and , in 8d 1940 road 1:341 when no; earingcr the adver- i a"um notified the Countyfs share X collections was pur- 6 land held by e the tenth pub- t° be held May' . A and filed at the ‘ pr'tuiday noon. 5th! pugatmns have been ‘., .eleveflltlgse 0f tax—title V heWt sale, the date' 6 been set. 0 3:31 services were or mes by Mt. Moriah the MD. Mifflin, 72, died cCleary Timber a Shelton hospi- exnbea Short illness. of _ 0 [‘0ng the. Enum . W nd 6911' HES In the Mausoleum ts Way . Mwas also a mem- eat dis‘ _, men 0f the World Ran 0“! r3 “duets? the Masonic I: er “1 the Masonic - Joe: R- F. Eddy, A. lb mWiv n Carman, L. D. . Imbefig and A. P. Sae- .5. of Mt. Moriah i g Survived by his to“: a. daugh-. Hansen, of ‘3 Sons, Clinton; . -. and John P., and three grand- 8. 156 been a Shelton . ear years. starting \ 5' Plant here as 1 . ardnfllcted fatal in— Pal'ne, 27, bull- Axel 1. Johnson. with‘élear Hoodsport :ary Intel. 'eath occurring w 1“ Shelton hos- as [S unerafent to Sedro iren i arrangements. 01,8 Survived by esedfo Woolley; t1 .hall.8 and his Sister, Do- ey will take a new car in e i P" W11 .then make a , Nthml) t I Phone 149 Again To Report Red Demon in Woods Today the State of Washing— ton officially declared its annual war on forest fires, although, of course, it is always prepared to battle woods flames no matterI what time of year they occur. Coincident with this opening, District Fire Charles Ogg reopened the state forestry fire hall here and had the telephone roe-connected, so anyone wishing to report fires may call 149, same number as heretofore, he said. Ogg said his staff of deputy wardens probably will be the same , as last year with two exceptions, ‘ which have not yet been filled. He said he would release the com- plete staff as soon as the two vacancies are filled. SURIIVORORSUR DISASTER DIES ON FISHING TRIP HERE Allan H. Hull, 45, Kamilche Serv- ice Station Operator, Expires Near Crater Lake Allan H. Hull, 45, survived the torpedoing of a submarine on which he was serving during the IVVorld War but a hike into the rugged country above Camp 3 on a fishing trip Easter Sunday was the last straw for a gallant heart which served his country in time of need. Returning from Crater Lake, high in the Olympic foothills, Mr. Hull complained of a slight pain in his side and set down to rest on a log with his fishing com— panion, J. E. Ragan. There he quietly expired, evidently with lit- tle pain. The country was so rugged and difficult to reach that a party of nine men who went in to bring out the body were almost six hours- in making the round trip from Camp 3. The group consisted of Ragan, Undertaker W. A. Wit- siers, his assistant, Edgar Byrne,,; and six men from Camp 3—How- ard Townsend. Archie Vaughn, Puhn and Norman Hulbert. Funeral services will be con—, ducted at two o'clock Wednesdav from Witsiers Funeral Home with: the Olympia Eagles aerie in charge. Burial will be in Shelton Memorial Park. Mr. Hull had lived at Kamilche for the past five years, operating the service station owned by Mrs. L. K. Munson, his sister-in-law. He came here for his health, which has been poor since he was wound— I ed in the war. He was one of six survivors from 40 men in a U. S. submarine which was torpedoed and exploded. He spent 13 months in a hospital recovering, although his wounds have troubled him from time to time ever since. He was a former secretary of the Shelton Eagles aerie but re- cently had transferred to the Olympia aerie, and was a mem- ber of the Shelton Odd Fellows lodge. He was born at Steuben- ville, Ohio, on December 28, 1895. Pete and Karol Skating For Us Fitting it is that Shelton-born Peter and Karol Kennedy, who have risen to no little fame through their ability on the steel blades, should skate for the bene— fit of something in Shelton. This they’ll do this coming weekend, when they appear in exhibitions Saturday and Sunday at the Olympia Ice Arena, With a 4:15 matinee performance for kids Friday afternoon. The benefit part comes in the form of a percentage realized from the sale of tickets to the exhibi- tion by the Shelton Garden Club for its Railroad Avenue beautifi— cation project, according to Mrs. George Cropper, club president, said today. GRAPEVIEW COUPLE MAKING TRANSCONTINENTAL. CAR TRIP From Mrs. Bert G. Mitchell, part-time Journal correspondent for the Grapeview community, comes an account of the trip she and Mr. Mitchell are making. It is the kind of a story a lazy news editor takes joy in receiving fQI‘ it needs no re-writing to turn lt into “news style,” Mrs. Mitchell being a talented writer in her own right. Written from Hollywood and postmarked April 9, the story says: Dear Editor: We are spending a week in Hol- lywood after a trip by auto down the Oregon Coast, through San ‘Francisco and down the MISSiOns Trail. We were very fortunate in not being actually in many of the rain storms but We were held up by the slides in northern California. Particularly along“th Eel River there were many high- way crews at work. At one place they said the hill was sliding for a half mile back. Since the droP official _. Warden 1 Possession. however, is not be- Missing, Kiddies! George Brydon, Dick Ellison, Bob, Consolidated withTe Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, April 15, 1941. NAVY Til TAKE I ON IIAI IIIIRO S Oil Condemnation Proceed- } lugs Filed Last Week In Federal Court I U. S. Navy officials will take charge of the Shelton airport of— ficially May 3, the Mason County. commissioners were informed last Friday after paying a visit to the ‘U. S. Federal Court clerk in Ta— coma. Condemnation proceedings have ;been filed in that court by the INavy to secure possession of 200, l l acres of land owned by John ‘MacRae and Peter Anderson ad- .jacent to the present airport sit- ,uatcd on county land. ing delayed because of the con~, idomnation proceedings. Just what Ithe government is to offer the icounty for the 40 acres on which ,the present airport is situated is Inot certain, but the commission- Iers said they believed it would be $20 or $25 an acre. ' The commissioners are waiting definite knowledge on what sum they can expect from the govern- ment before making plans to es-» tablish another public airport few local airplane users, as the pres- ent airport will be closed to pub- lic use as soon as the Navy takes official possession, the commis- sioners said the Navy had inform- ed them. The commissioners also were told on their visit to Tacoma lFriday that the Shelton airport} 'would follow the Arlington air- port in Skagit county and would precede the Port Angeles airport in Clallam county in order of attention. The Snohomish coun— ty airport is now being put in shape by the Navy as the first of the four auxiliary landing fields ,of which the Shelton airport isI lone which the Navy is establish~ ing in Western Washington in its national defense preparation pro- gram. Prize Egg Still Worth 50¢ Cash Lured out by perfect weather, several hundred Shelton and Ma- son County kiddies combed Knee- land Park for prizes in the an- ;nual Easter egg hunt conducted by the Active Club last Sunday. , But they didn’t comb it well enough, evidently, for one of the golden prize eggs worth fifty cents in cash to its finder it still missing, Chairman Bill Bourland reports today. I Six of the eight gold eggs were {turned in during the progress of lthe hunt Sunday and a seventh vwas redeemed yesterday by Rus— sell T‘NOhey, who found it after I other searchers had given up. The other gold egg finders were Duane ., OVERAIRI’RRT Possession Not To Await Outcome 4-Bloom Tulips Discovered At Hoodsport Home Stories of early blooming flowers, early growing vege- tables, etc., have been a dime a, dozen this year but here’s one that’s a. bit different. It’s about some flowers that are not only early blooming but also oddities among their spec- ies. They are tulips with four blossoms growing from single stems which were raised by Mrs. G. C. Gray in her Hoodsport garden. Mrs. Gray has six such freaks of the tulip fam- ily, all produced from bulbs which were given her by a friend a couple of years ago supposedly as “culls.” WARREN MELCIIM T0 RECIEVE. TOP BOY SCOUT RANK Eagle Scout Badge Presentation To Feature Court of Honor Program Thurs. Eve Another court of honor rolls around for Mason County Boy Scouts this Thursday evening and another Eagle Scout will be added to the already considerable list of those top flight Scouts in these parts when Warren Melcum, vet- eran.member of Troop 25, steps up to receive the badge of highest rank attainable in Scouting. Melcum, a senior at Irene S. Reed high school, where he has been active as a manager for bas- ketball and baseball teams and is at present captain of the High. climber golf team, has had all his Scout training in Troop 25. In addition to his participation in athletics at high school, Melcum has been active in many other student body affairs and is a member of the school annual staff as well as being a good student scholastically. He is the son of Dr. M. C. Melcum, Shelton den- tist. Award of the Eagle badge to Melcum will be the feature of a program which will see nineteen advancements claimed by a dozen Scouts of the Shelton and Agate troops, plus whatever advance- ments Scouts of Troop 11 at Hoodsport come up for. No re- port of the results of the Hoods~ port board of review have been (Continued on Page Two) and cash commissions. Under five prize bicycles and eleven candidates. additional candidates. Archer, Lawrence Hackett, Dick Clifton, Gene Wells, and Harold (Wilson, who found two. I Nearly 800 other prize eggs, re- deemable at Shelton business firms for small prizes, were scat- .tered about the park for the young searchers, along with sev- eral hundred bags and baskets of candy eggs. Cancer Control Meet Wednesday, Courthouse Dr. Simeon Cantril, noted con- ductor of the Swedish hospital ,tumor clinic in Seattle, will again appear before a Shelton audience this Wednesday evening as guest speaker for the Mason County. 'Women‘s Field Army of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, which is sponsoring another of its public meetings in Its program to educate the public in the control of cancer. This meeting will be held 'at the courthouse at eight o’clock. The public is cordiany invited. No admission is charged. to the river was several hundred feet (estimated, I didn't measure it!) we were glad the hill stayed put. At Santa Rosa we thought our troubles were over but just out of town found the highway under water. We drove through that for about a mile. Since We reached here the wea- ther has been lovely and we make ourselves disagreeable by saying that we brought it with us from Puget Sound. However, t h e wea- ther is the unimportant part of the trip. Visiting with old friends, “seeing the sights” and enjoying the things that are dif- ferent—those the the things that make a trip worth while. We go from here to Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri and then east to visit our daughter in Washington, D, C. Sincerely, Mrs. Bert G. Mitchell. PS. We. are not trying to. break into pictures (or any- from anyone. anywhere. There are two first prizes—the high candidate in each district will each receive one bicycles. highest number of votes. win one of the prize bicycles mission equal to 20 per cent (one-fifth) of all money he or she has turned in for subscriptions. Following is a list of the young men and young ladies Who have Signified a desire to work in this campaign. As the Shelton-Mason County Journal returns had not been received candidates. the report days: thing else) . Your Subscription can Mean 4 DAYS LEFT T0 EARN $10 ; CASH AWARD Only New Subscriptions Count To- ward This Feature Of Jour— nal’s Campaign; Sat- urday Deadline Just four days remain of the competition for the $10 cash prize offered in a new campaign, to the candidates in the Shelton-Mason C o u n t y Journal’s subscription campaign. This cash prize will be won by one of the active candidates in addition to the regular prize he or she wins in the campaign. Each candidate is guaranteed either a brand new bicycle or a liberal cash commission. Only new subscriptions count I towards the $10 cash prize and the candidates are out rustling their best now for the new subscrip- tions while they can win an extra $10 in cash. General interest in the campaign has been on the up-swing as more and more people have seen the fine prizes the youngsters are working for. For the convenience both of the candidates and persons wishing to pay their subscriptions the Jour- nal office is open each evening until o’clock and until o'clock on Wednesday and Saturday eve— nings. ‘, For the duration of the cam— paign~—until 9 p. m., on May 3;“! the Journal is offering a spec1al= subscription rate. For this short time $4.00 will bring the Journal to your house for two years de- livered by carrier in Shelton and: $3 will bring the paper any place to you outside Shelton by mail for two years. On account ‘of i rules governing delivery of city mail, people living in Shelton City CANNOT receive The Journal by mail. Brother, Sister Drive To National Capital Bud Quinn, Shelton postoffice, mail "terrier; and his sister, Shire' ley, left here Friday for Washing- ‘ ton, D. C., where Shirley is to report for a civil service position! with the Veterans Bureau. Bud is taking his vacation at this time, so is driving his sister HERE ARE THE CANDIDATES Each active candidate in this campaign is sure of winning a prize bicycle or a cash commision as only as many candidates will be allowed to be active in this campaign as there are prizes I When more than sixteen candidates enter one prize bicycle and four cash commissions will be added for each flve Next week’s paper will announce the \number of bicycles—if any——to be added in this campaign. This will be governed by the number of candidates who are actively turning in subscriptions. The candidates are separated into two districts. living outside the City of Shelton are in District Number One, and those living inside the city trict Number Two, but any candidate may secure subscriptions The other prize bicycles will be dates, regardless of which district they are in, having the next The active candidates who do not impossible to publish the corrected final list of actually active ' The official list of active candidates will be an- nounced in next Tuesday’s Journal and will comprise those in the followmg 11st who remain active by reporting on each of DISTRICT NUMBER ONE AUSETH, Victor, Agate .............................................. .. 10,000 AVERY, Laurence, Arcadia Road .... .. .. 10,000 BAKER, Laura. Jean, Matlock Route . 10,000 BLEECKER, Marcia Jane, Hoodsport ........... .. . 10,000 BUFFINGTON, Geraldine, Skokomish Valley . 10,000 EAGLE. Wentz, Arcadia Road . 10,000 EDWARDS, Elvin, Victor . 10,000 GLASER, Hugo, Jr., Harstine Island . ......... .. 10,000 LUNDBERG, Oscar, Jr., Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10,000 OGG,» Bernadine, Matlock Route .. 10,000 PETTY, Oliver, Kamilche ......... .. . 10,000 REMME, Ramona, Arcadia Road . 10,000 ‘ ROBINSON. Fae, East Dickinson . .... .. .. 10,000 SHAW. Betty Lou, Capitol Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10,000 WECKHORST, Robert, Belfair ...................................... .. 10,000 . DISTRICT NUMBER TWO CASE, Patty ...................................................................... .. 10,000 COLE, Louise ....................................................... .. 10,000 DAVIDSON, Danny . 10,000 DUNBAR, Prentice .. 10,000 HACKETT, Joyce 10,000 HERZOG, Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10,000 LUHM, Albert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10,000 MCBRIDE, Albert 10.000 MELL, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10,000 PARKS, Leonard 10,000 PIGG, Ralph, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10,000 POWERS, Richard . . . . . . . . < . 1.0.000 SMYTH, Jimmie ...... .. .. 10.000 SPRAY, Betty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10.000 VALLEY. Margaret .. 10.000 WENZ, Bobby .......................................................... .. 10,000 Watch for Official List of Active Candidates In an Early Issue of The —— SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL back to the national capital. the campaign rules there are cash commissions for sixteen Those limits of Shelton are in Dis— of the District Captital prize given to the candi- will each receive a cash com- goes to press today complete from all candidates making it First‘ Prize to Your Favorite! 1 More important matters were undertaken at the April Cham- ber of Commerce Session Thurs- day evening but none compared in pleasure with the letter Presi- dent Ed Faubert read to the membership from Dr. Arthur Mac- Whinnie, main speaker at the breakfast flight program held for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association group which flew to Shelton a week ago Sunday. The letter expressed the great pleasure the A.O.P.A. enjoyed on the Shelton flight, in theSe words: Seattle, April 10. Dear Mr. Faubertr—T Throughout the week, I, like all the other participants in Sun— 'day‘s flight, have been enjoying the memories of the perfectly swell time and wonderful break- fast provided for us by the Shel- ton Chamber of Commerce. We enjoyed very much the warm friendliness with which we were received and the pleasant acquaintances we made. For myself, I enjoyed very much the little brochure on the history of Shelton mote—each visitor was provided with one of the brief historical pamphlets on Shelton which the Chamber of Commerce and Rayonier Incorporated col- laborated in producing a few weeks ago). I intend to pass this around to people to whom this will mean a half hours’ pleas- ure. From our point of view this was by far the most successful breakfast flight that we have made. Thank you again for the nice time you gave A.O.P.A. and .—-———_— OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER iFlyers Write I Pleased At Treatment Accgrded Herev their friends. Sincerely yours, Dr. Arthur B. MacWhinnie. Feature of the April Chamber program on the business side was the explanatory talk and question answering of Lieut.-Col. William Nelson, state advisor on occupa- tional deferments for the select- ive service system. He answered a number of ques- tions proposed from the floor by members of the Chamber and em- ployers of labor who were es— pecially invited to sit in on the talk. After a motion put forth by Maurice Needham, the Chamber passed a resolution asking the Navy to retain the name “San— derson Field” which has been given to the Shelton airport, when the Navy officially takes charge of it. Mountain Road Backed A letter from the Elma Cham- ber of Commerce asking support of its move to get the Quinault- Brinnon trans—Olympic highway completed was followed by a mo- tion to support and turned over to the Olympic National Park and Forest committee for action in drafting a resolution to be forwarded to the proper authori- ties. July 27 was announced as the date for the annual Pioneer Pic- nic, sponsored by the Chamber, by Chairman Grant C. Angle, and May 22 was announced as the date for the Chamber’s annual visit to Adderbrook Inn for the semi-official opening of the tour- ist season on Hood Canal. The next Chamber monthly meeting will be May 8. . RRANOIS CARR, ONE OF OLDEST COUNTY PIONEERS, PASSES Homesteadcd at Kamilche In 1883, Family Home There Since; Funeral Today Francis Carr, 72, one of Mason County's eldest pioneers, dating back to 1883, passed away at the Shelton Hospital Saturday morn- ing after a short illness although his health has been fair for his years until recently. Funeral ser- vices wcre held at Mills and Mills in Olympia this afternoon, and burial will follow in the Odd Fel- lows cemetery in the family plot. Francis Carr was born in Yorkshire, England, June 25; 1852, and came to Canada when 19 years of age. He was married at Thornbury, September 23, 1879, to Mary E. Ellison, and in 1883 they came direct to Mason Coun- ty, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ellison and family, who settled in Kamilche Valley. Fran- cis Carr located a homestead and this has been the family home for 57 years as a farm. In earlier years Mr. Carr was employed on the Port Blakely railroad after it was started in the late eighties, was Justice of the Peace, road supervisor, and served as postmaster when New Kamilche postoffice was establish- ed and for twelve years. He was a charter member of Progress Grange and long a member. He is survived by his helpmate through the years, two sons Har- old and Roy, of Kamilche, and one daughter, Mrs. S. C. Ball of Ab~ erdeen, and six grandchildren, be- sides a sister in England from whom they have not heard for some time and do not know has survived the ruin there. A ,son Lloyd served in the World War and is numbered among those who gave their lives to their country. J oseph. Luhm To Build New $2000 Home Here Joseph Luhm was issued a building permit Saturday by City Auditor Gordon Hendry for con— struction of a new $2000 home, garage and woodshed at Roose- velt and Hay streets. ALEX JOHNSON ILL Alex Johnson, retired independ- ent logger, was admitted to Shel- care. It’s getting to be “big busi- ness," is this annual cookie sale conducted under the auspices of the Girl Scout Council, with mem- bers of the Girl Scout troopsand Brownie packs taking the roles of “saleswomen.” Deliveries will be made on the 1941 sale this coming Saturday and when all the boxes are in the hands of customers who purchas- ed them there will be 88,507 cook- ies ready to sooth the sweet tooths of 1389 families in Shelton and Mason County. Sixty-three cookies are in each 25-cent box and 111m: profit is realized on each box sold, so the total profit of this year’s cookie sale will be $162.73%. The mon- key is distributed to the troops COUNCIL DELAYS PIPE PURCHASE; LOOKS AT LABOR Costs 0f Laying Different Types Of Pipe May Be Important Factor To Consider Action on awarding the con- tract for :‘.\;.plying..pipe and ac: cessories for the Shelton water system improvement project was delayed by the city council at its special meeting last Thursday un— til the cost of labor for laying the various types of pipe can be de- termined. The delay was thought advise- able because the bids for supply- ing the material were of such small differences that the council believes the differences in the costs of labor to lay the different types of pipe (such as cast iron, wood, etc.) might be such that a better pipe could be laid for less actual cost. Bids for supplying the labor for the waterpipe laying will be open- ed by the council May 1, and on that same date bids also will be opened for supplying a booster Pump to serve the Hillcrest resi- dential area. , National Youth Administration workers are expected to begin work on the city dock float con- struction project April 21, Mayor William Stevenson said today. MAYOR. SAYS GET READY FOR ‘CANNING SEASON” Mayor Bill Stevenson is well aware that the cherries and watermelon aren’t ripe in Shel- ton gardens yet, despite the ad- vanced season, but nevertheless he wants Shelton residents to get ready for the annual “can- ning season.” He requests that you gather all the Cans that have accum— ulated over the winter, and GIRL scours SELL 88,507 COOKIES DURING 1941 SALE drop them into a garbage Can so they Can be transported to the city dump, between April 28 and May 3, which he has decreed as annual spring clean- up week in Shelton. He asks you also to make a Can-vass, too, for all bottles, Can-dy boxes, Can-ales and other rubbish littering up your backyard, and send them along too. You Can probably see now what he means by the Canning season. STARWICH IN HOSPITAL ,Pplice Chief Ray Starwich was ton hospital Sunday for medical admitted to Shelton hospital for medical attention last weekend. —‘. within the council in direct pro- portion to the success of each troop in the council, that money being used to purchase troop equipment and supplies. The best “salesgirls” in this year’s cookie sale were the young- est in the Girl Scout Council, the 30 members of the Brownie Pack supervised by Mrs. Lloyd Mor- gan. They sold 515 boxes of cookies, netting the Pack $68.22. Eleanor Ann Booth, member of Miss Betty McClelland’s Girl Scout troop, was the best indi- vidual salesgirl with 40 boxes sold, but she just barely nosed out a large group of other girls. The 1940 cookie sale totalled 948 boxes. Six troops and packs participated in this year’s sale. SAILOR DIES , IN ACCIDENT THIS MORNING Second Seamon, Both From Sara- . toga, In Shelton Hospital; 5 Driver Dozes At Wheel, l Car Hits Pole, Stump Mason County‘s second fatal traffic accident occurred this morning when Jones H. Miller, 21, fireman third class from the USS. Saratoga, airplane carrier in the U. S. Pacific Fleet, died instantly from injuries suffered as the car he was driving crashed into a telephone pole and a stump la half mile north of the Navy Yard and Olympic highway junc- tion. It is believed Miller dozed at the wheel as he and John Bark— ley, 21, also a fireman, third class, from the Saratoga, were returning to their ship at Brem- erton from a visit at Port Ange- les. Barkley is in Shelton hospi- tal with severe head, leg and eye cuts and other injuries. Bark- ley, owner of the car, was asleep in the seat beside Miller when the accident occurred and could give no definite account of what , happened. State Patrolman Cliff Aden, called to the scene by telephone, said that evidently Miller had Idozed and the car had run off the road gradually on a straight stretch, struck first the telephone pole and glanced off it into the stump. The machine was so badly wrecked it had to be wired together before it could be towed in by the Shelton Garage wreck- er. The impact of the collision was on the driver’s side of the car, Aden said. Aden called Prosecutor Frank Heuston, who acts as coroner al- so, and Heuston pronounced Mil- ler dead when he arrived at the accident scene. Miller‘s home was in Savannah. Georgia, Barkley‘s is in Texas. The accident occurred at 4.40 o'clock this morning. Letter Tells How .Coastfinardlook Command of Ship .Through his personal friend since boyhood, Commander Bur- ritt Kingsley Cook of Coast Guard Cutter 265, stationed at Portland, Wilbert Catto of Shel- ton last week learned some of the inside details of the seizure of interned ships of warring na- tions which was carried out at the orders of the Secretary of War. A letter written April by Com- mander Cook to Mr. Catto says In part: ' I am now in addition to my regular duties, the captain of the 8000 ton Italian motorship Leme. I had to organize the seizing de- tails and luckily things went nicely. We captured the entire crew without firing a shot. Of course, the damage is quite ex- tensive. It was done some time before we captured her. In my opinion the damage is mostly superficial. I_ have been busy as heck this entire winter, but you should fol- low me around now for a. day and see. I have a prize crew of 20 men—all from various coast guard units in Oregon. We are pretty well organized now, but the first day and night I was on the go without letup for over 40 hours and with nothing but cof- fee, etc. I just couldn’t get away to eat and after a time I lost my appetite anyway. We have the crew in the coun- ty bastile and criminal charges are being filed. They may get as much as 20 years for sabo- tage." The two men have been per- sonal friends since they were 12 years old and Commander Cool! has made a number of friends in Shelton through visits to Mr. Catto’s home here. One Rejected By I Army, 3 Others Ordered on Calls _One Mason County man was rejected for physical reasons when he reported to the Tacoma In- duction Station last Thursday with the five composing the quota to fill the fifth draft call in the Ninth Corps Area, Mrs. Martha Haines, clerk for the Mason Coun- ty draft board reported today. At the same time, the seventh call, coming as a surprise, was announced today but will take only one Mason County man, who will report for induction April 24. He will be Edwin Waldrip Taylor of Route 1. One other will report from this county in the sixth call April 22. he being James Edward Bales, a transfer from Polk County, Iowa. However, two others will report~ with him at the same ‘ e as re- placements for reject draftee‘su Harold Moore taking the place of a rejected man from the third can, and Merlin 0. Rickerts 01' Shelton to replace the man who was rejected last Thursday.