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' "in $151} a. booster pump 1 are, evicting the Hill- ‘» é m w .5». tumble on a bid of tha by {the legal hurdles have from the path of. t project, all that: art the physical bar- getting delivery of cOntracted for byl ur§day. Most of it "used sooner than it is possible e 12-inch wooden scan b lllcrest end of the . e delivered within v gEt it under way, . on said. ‘ , mpg“? Considered to 111es submitted bids‘ akin c(intract with the coat Into consideration ,. Alamo 0f. both the labor i ,lie bus materials which 6911 used before u- ntracts for either. bids on the labor fiubmitted taking in- terim four different Rub "1118. For instance, nutted a bid of $16,- _9 third situation, by some margin d. but that bid ye “:8 council be— , OS of doing the “Mm. the material . at“ bld would have iah the bid which ,Flately accepted. m ax 0n P.U.D. '80? 0f the council er SthOduction a n d > not u,s'lkended rules ofl zOi- rdmamce 334 which levying of a one h. as . h S ., (til ‘7: Th Altai Edy been collected it OaSt Power com- Sold out to the made op . by the Fisk 62.3,, ngng of Euclid_ r Venth and Ei hth ferried to the‘stgreet action. I 1ttfee reported it Installation of 8 south end of 1, to the creek ‘cendation was ac- -'°uncil ‘ f' I . of or 55 i 82, a reSIdent. “the l‘Ei’lliars, was cali- . big I), nks of Mason e laséoneers when he 9 1“ Summons Sun- Lamone of his close “a n, 805 Fairmont *1 Rwiu eta. do 1 to _, be held at 1:30. 3’ afternoon from 1 , rt, I{“IOHIe with Rev. "has I, ourSquare Gos- ‘ COnducting and i agencies, Dd 31$ ellows lodge in V 81 Will be in Odd he grave of Gllows will be lb. ikg. lbs. lb. . lb. .1!) .lb zans mOTSel is being “Cells by the Ac— mlng Saturday all-girls band eplaYing at the “me in recent Viane Ellie Ox dance rah,“ ancc Chair- announced to- gem l o a dsy that plans fqles night trip “ts Thursday had a substitute n so, ged by Inter< y Duckham. idof Shelton Mem-~ Two Girls Earn Two Major Bike Prizes By Work -AI'Ii(iil.:~‘ by ndi'ews HEAETREOIIROP COMMITTEES AND WORKERS CHOSEN Annual Pro-School Clinic Next Monday; Survey Work 15 Now U ndcr \Vay Organization of committees and appointment of workers for the P.-T. A. summer health roundup iwhich will be held in the Lincoln gym May 12, 13, and 14 from 91, a. m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30; p. m., is just about complete, re-‘ ports Mrs. Clyde Wells, P.-T. A. publicity chairman. I I This program is carried on in cooperation with the school nurse, Miss Alma Peterson, local health and the two grade schools. Mrs. Lloyd Lovghnan and Mrs. Clarence Grunert are the two general chairmen of the health roundup and have appoint- ed the following committee chair- men: TRANSPORTATION: Mrs. Ken— neth Calkins, Bordeaux; Mrs. Ralph Pigg, Lincoln. LITERATURE: Mrs. Duncan Wilson, Bordeaux. PUBLICITY: Mrs. Clyde Wells, Lincoln. The visiting committees h a v e started canvassing their respective districts, visiting where there are children who will enter kindergarten or first grade next fall in the Shelton S( hools,l explaining the purposes of the summer health roundup, and urg- ing the parents to bring their children to the health clinic for examination. The visiting committee for Lin- coln, working under the direction of Mrs. Loughnan, include: Mrs. Charles Baker, Shelton Valley to Shelton city limits; Mrs. Myrvani Wivell, Isabella Valley to Shelton city limits; Mrs. Fritz Buechel and Mrs. Archie Lemke, Dayton; Mrs. Ray Bailey, and Mrs. Fred Huss, Mt. View and Pines Auto Park; Mrs. Bernhard Winiecki, Moore’s hill; Mrs. Charles Borst and Mrs. B. Ristine, Capitol Hill; Mrs. Glen Edgley, Southside hill; Mrs. H. Rayson, Beverly Heights; Mrs. Lawrence Carlson, First street to Seventh south of Railroad; Mrs. Elmer Smith and Mrs. T. D. Deer Seventh street to city limits south of Railroad; Mrs. John Eliason and Mrs. Cliff Wivell, First to Seventh north of Railroad; Mrs. Sherman Soule and Mrs. George Gilmore, Seventh to city limits north of Railroad; Mrs. Harold Kennedy and Mrs. Lloyd Lough- nan, First to city dock and Bay- ’ shore. The visiting committee for Bor-p deaux, under the supervision of Mrs. Grunert, will consist of: Mrs. Alfred Baker, Beverly Heights; Mrs. Andy Harris, Olym- pic View; Mrs. Bill Bourland and Mrs. Norman Morgan, Bellevue, Arcadia and Summit Drive; Mrs. George Quinn and Mrs. Grunert, Cascade to Fairmont; Mrs. Harry Dittman, Arcadia Road; Mrs. Eber Furrister, Arcadia Loop; Mrs. Glen Story, Mill Creek, Cole Road and Olympic Highway; Mrs. Walt- er Allen, Little Skookum Bay. SMALLPOX VACCINATIONS . TO BE GIVEN STUDENTS Students in the Shelton schools will be vaccinated against small— pox this Friday under the super- vision of City Health Officer Dr. W. M. Beach, District Health 0f— ficer Dr. S. P. Lehman, and City School Nurse MISS Alma Peterson, with the assistance of Mrs. Doane Brodie, graduate nurse. Senior students who may be planning to enter the service of the U. S. are particularly urged to have this Vaccination and the pre- school children entering next fall' are likewise urged to avail themselves of this opportunity. Vaccinating will be at the schools on this schedule: Lincoln 9 a. m.; junior high 10:30 a. m.; senior high 11:30 a. m.; Bordeaux 1 p. m. Louis Weinel Opens InsuranCe Offices Louis Weinel, former long-time manager of the local bank under its different owners, has opened his own insurance office at 123 Railroad Avenue. next door to Andrews Photo Studio. Mr. Weinel recently resigned from the bank to regain his health. His office will handle in- surance of almost every conceiv- able kind, he said. Opens every h o m e. George Ashbaugh, Angle-4 ‘side; Mrs. Ernest Booth and Mrs. .‘JOODY. 6'31? 8 . PORTLAND, D. O. 51". 8 ,. i .l a... SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, May 6, 1941. Bernadine 033, Margaret While scores of excited boys and girls, friends, relatives and iinterested subscribers of Shelton, iMason County and surrounding 1 territory from all sections of Shel- ‘ton‘s trading area impatiently The Journal’s sub- ‘ scription and prize campaign came 'to an official close Saturday .night, when the judges declared the campaign over and removed the sealed ballot box from the window to start the final count. Bernadine Ogg of Matlock Route secured the highest number of lvotes of all candidates and won ‘first choice of the two district “ capital prize bicycles. In the Shelton city district, Mar- igaret Valley was high and won the other district capital prize bicycle. Six Others Win Bikes Jane Bleecker of Hoodsport; iRalph Pigg, Jr., of Shelton; Bob- by Wenz of Shelton; Laura Jean Baker of Matlock Route; Fae Robinson of East Dickinson and Albert McBride of Shelton finish- ed next in the order named and were winners of the other six prize bicycles. In addition to being winner of highest vote honors and first choice of all eight bicycles, Ber— nadine Ogg also won the second extra $10 cash prize. . As announced previously Betty , Lou Shaw of Capitol: Hill won the ‘first extra $10 cash prize and received this in addition to her cash commission. : rial results, awaited announcement of the fi—‘" Particular credit should be paid to Richard Powers, who, though a newcomer to Shelton, by sheer 1work and personality made an excellent campaign and amassed a vote total putting him in a posi— tion extremely close behind the bicycle winners. ' Those candidates not winning bicycles were ‘each paid a cash commission of twenty per cent on all money he or she had turned 'in for subscriptions during the» entire campaign. Several of the candidates received substantial amounts in commissions. Compete In Districts The Candidates living in Shel- l 'Vaiiey Win Major Awards in Su bscription Campaign Jane Bleacher, Ralph Pigg, Jr., Bobby Wenz, Laura L 3 Jean Baker, Fae Robinson, Albert McBride Win Other Bicycles; All Other Can- didates Get 20”; ’o Commissions ton and those living outside Shel— ton were in two separate districts with one district capital pri‘ze‘ bi-' cycle set aside for the high wm- ner in each district regardless of their comparative standing with candidates in the other district. The sealed ballot box was plac— ed in The Journal window on Fri-’ day and was handy for the can: didates at any time up to, .the closing minute of the campaign. When the campaign was declared officially closed by the judges the members of the advisory board I j broke the seals and made the final count. ‘ Elsewhere in today’s Journal is a complete list of each candidate’s . votes and the final standing of. each of the winners.‘ The judges commenced- t h e i r work shortly after 9 p. m., and finished only after more than two ‘ hours of strenuous labor. They found hundreds of new and re- newal subscriptions in the enve- lopes. Every receipt, check, mon- ey order, bill and coin was care-_ fully checked and'the results tab- ulated minutely. Big Vote Total Counted It was truly a wonderful race, the individual number of votes running up to the hundreds of thousands, and the grand total for all candidates ran more than 7,- 000,000 votes. The utmost ac- curacy was observed by the judges in tallying each candidate’s votes. Had the men selected not been acquainted with the handling of figures, the job might have taken much longer. To those, very competent judges Who worked so faithfully and carefully Saturday evening, The‘ Journal wishes to express its sin- cere thanks. The management is indeed grateful to thigh for their work. , . V The publishers [wish to take' this means of expressing their sin- cere thanks to every candidate in the list for hisor her part in mak- ing the big campaign the rousing success, that it was. More than anything else, the' mana’gement of the campaign ap- preciates the expressions of the various candidates about the fair- ness of the entire campaign. Mayme Taylor First Teacher, Passes Today Death summoned Mason Coun- ty‘s first school teacher today with the passing of Mrs. Mayme Taylor, 76, at Shelton hospital early this afternoon. She had been ill for only the past ten days. Mrs. Taylor came to this coun- ty in 1886 and had lived here since. She was born at Malone, N. Y., July 29, 1864. Funeral services will be Sat- urday at 3:30 p. m., from Witsiers Chapel. ' 7 Mrs. Taylor is survived by two brothers, A. L. Bell of Shelton and Fred Bell of Skokomish Valley, a sister, Mrs. Anna Vogtlin of Puy- allup, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Marjorie Krognes of Everett. _ Her husband and two sons pre- ceded her in death by several years. LOGGER IN HOSPITAL Munroe Franklin, Matlock log- ger, was admitted to Shelton hos- pital today for treatment of hand, ribs and chest injuries suffered in a woods accident. FINGER IS CUT OFF John VanBeek, Rayonier em- ploye, was admitted to Shelton hospital today to undergo the am- putation of a finger. *‘Mayor Jones Of ‘— Bremerton To Be 1 Chamber Speaker Mayor Homer Jones of Bremer- ton notified Chamber of Com- merce Secretary Harold Lakeburg yesterday that he would be able to accept the Chamber’s invita- tion after all to speak at its May meeting this Thursday evening in the Shelton Hotel. He said he would bring along his Chief of Police also and would speak on the problems Bremerton has faced during its mushroom growth through expansion of na- tional defense activities at the Navy Yard. The Chamber session will open at 6:30 with the usual pro-meet- ing dinner, business details fol- lowing and Mayor Jones’ talk starting around'eight o’clock for those interested in coming to the meeting only. J LOGGER HURT TODAY Dick Corey of Camp 3 was ad- mitted to Shelton hospital today for treatment of severe leg lacer— ations suffered in an accident in the woods. CAMP 3 MAN HURT Leo Bishop of Camp 3 was ad- mitted to Shelton hospital Mon- day for treatment of chest injur- ies. Memory of America’s war dead in the first World War will be honored here on Friday, May 23rd and Saturday, May 24th, when everyone will be asked to wean a memorial poppy in tribute to their service and sacrifice. Plans for the observance of Pop- py Day are being completed by the Fred B. Wivell Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary under the leadership of Eula Martin, Poppy Day Chairman. The mem- orial flowers, made by disabled war veterans, will be offered on the streets throughout the day by the Auxiliary women. “This year, with the threatening shadow of a new World War fall- ing across America, the memorial poppy has new significance,” said Mrs. Martin. "It shows that America still remembers and hon- ors those who fell in its defense twenty—three years ago; that Americans still believe that Amer- ica’s free way of life is worth any sacrifice, and that the spirit of POPPY DAYS IN SHELTON THIS YEAR SET FOR MAY 23 AND 24 patriotism still burns strongly in American hearts. ‘ “The poppies grew on the bat— bright redblooms will remind us that our democracy has the strength to repell any dangers if we will serve as they served. There is inspiration for us all in the poppy of great memories. “The poppies which the Aux- iliary will distribute here have been made by disabled veterans at Walla Walla. All Poppy Day workers will serve as volunteers and all of the money contributed to them for the flowers will go into the welfare funds of the Aux- iliary to carry forward the Aux- iliary’s work for the disabled, their families and the families of the dead during the year ahead.” tle front in France where the young men of America defeated the military might of autocracy in a. gallant display of the strength of aroused democracy. When we wear them on Poppy Day, their These Six Earn Other Bicycles In Big Campaign Andrews Photo Raiph Piqg, Jr. Jean Bieecker i AndrewsP .) ' 2 Laura Jean Baker. Bobby Wen 'ews Photo 'Albert McBride .MlNE-TO-MARRET ROAD PETITIONS , Jd’RCULATED HERE Federal Aid in Opening up Olym— l pic Deposits Sought; New Smelter Progressing Fae Robinson Construction of the foundations of the new manganese smelting plant at Hill Creek for the Olym- pic Mines, Inc., has been com- pleted, President A. E. Schrimpf l said last weekend on a visit to Shelton, with prospects good for completion of the entire plant by mid-June and its being in opera- tion by July 1. Mr. Schrimpf came here t0 leave petitions for public signa— tures which request the construc- tion of a mine-to-market road from Hoodsport to the Black & White Mine in the vicinity of Black and White Lake in the Olympics, where considerable bo- dies of ore containing around 30 per cent manganese would be tap- ped by the new development. Mr. Schrimpf said his company is prepared to reach the‘ore de- posits by tramway up over the hills if the mine-to-market road is not constructed, but the re- quest for the road is being made so that the area in that general vicinity can be opened up for re- creational purposes as well as for the mining. . The petition points out that the proposed roadway would make manganese ore available from’ the Black and White Mine, which is the best known source of supply in Washington, for the new smelt- ing plant now in the process of construction; that the roadway would thus stimulate employment in this vicinity through the devel- opment of a new industry; and that the road would provide con- venient access to the Olympic primitive area for recreational purposes in both summer and win— ter. Mr. Schrimpf pointed out fur- ther that the road would run up to the Flapjack Lakes ski area which has been used in the past couple of years by Shelton and Bremerton ski clubs, which have constructed a. cabin in the area, that none of the mine-to-market funds have ever been spent in this county, that no other adequate present supply of manganese is available in this country now, and that manganese is the number one metalurgical defense problem and its supply is imperative,. hence the building of this proposed road became a defense necessity. When the new Hill Creek smel— ter is in operation it will utilize a new,method of processing the ore developed by the Olympic Mines concern. This process will separate the managanese in a form better than 99.8 per cent pure. Previously known methods have never been able to get more than 96 per cent purity, Mr. Schrimpf said. Copies of the petition he left in Shelton are being circulated by the Chamber of Commerce or may be signed at The Journal office by interested persons. FINANCES 0F COUNTY SHOW lli‘lPROVEMENT Auditor’s Annual Report Indicates General Strengthening Oi‘ Fi- nancial Position During Past Year General conditions in Mason County‘s governmental affairs as reflected in the auditor’s annual report for 1940 (published in to- day’s edition of The Journal) show a stronger financial condition in general with such encouraging ‘1 pointers as: (11 An increased cash balance from $128,230.74 at the start of the year to $147,723.90 at the close I‘ of the year; (2) More b onds redeemed, ‘leaving a good bonded indebted- ness condition as a whole; (3) Treasurer's cash on hand :incrcased from $126,091.94 to $145,667.85; («ll Delinquent taxes reduced from $94,586.58 to $75,620.05; (5) Outstanding school district warrants reduced from $21,087.14 l to $13,550.23; (6) A surplus in the current ex- pense fund increased from $2,- 041.78 to $9,969.51; (7) A reduction in the amount of interest on warrants; (8) Total debits reduced from $843,477.78 to $813,648.58. Other interesting figures car- ried in the annual report today show that Mason County had at its command $742,197.16 with which to carry on its government— al functions in 1940, a slight de— crease from the $747,856.80 it had for the fiscal year of 1939. How- ever, it had spent less at the end of the year, $644,822.75 as com- pared with $670,436.15 the year prior. Salaries and wages of county employees climbed a bit during the year, from $39,526 to $43,513. Likewise, maintenacc and opera- tion of county offices climbed some $10,000 during the year, from $39,963 to $49,841. Another upward pull is noted in the field of emergency funds, from $8,- 715 to $9,370. However, the total current, expense budgeted for the year, $103,281.07, was not fully ex- pended, the $93,311.56 which was used up leaving the already men- tioned $9,969.51 surplus. The source of county funds for 1940 is another interesting point. Taxes assessed against Mason County property totalled $230,- 627.04, a drop from $262,737.80 the p r e v i o u s year. Miscellan- eous sources supplied $383,339.38, lan increase from $378,791.72 the year before. The auditor’s and clerk’s offices both showed small increases in receipts for the year. During the year, a total of $219,— 175.32 was transferred from fund to fund in 44 separate actions ranging in sums from two cents to $152,443.01, the latter case be- ing a transfer of state school funds to school general funds. Russell Hurley Yields To Death A valiant battle against death which started almost five years ago was ended last night when Russell H. Hurley, 28, died in the bed at Shelton hospital he has occupied since October 9, 1937. He was injured at Camp 3 while employed by the Simpson Log- ging company as a rigging man on August 8, 1936, and had been crippled since by a back injury. He was a graduate of Irene S. Reed high school with the class of 1933. Funeral services will be con- ducted next Saturday at two o’clock from Witsiers Funeral Home by the Rev. R. C. Muhly of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Shelton Mem- orial Park. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hurley, of Route 1, and several aunts and uncles in this area, most of'them members of the Callow family. . Embarrassing! Soldiers Find Pants Missing In 18 years of police work Police Chief Ray Starwich thought he’d seen about every- thing there was to see, but he had a new one added to his experiences yesterday. A telephone call urgently re- ‘quested his immediate presence at a room in a. local hotel, so, thinking a. fight was in pro- gress, he hustled over and found— Three sheepish Fort Lewis soldiers completely dressed with the important exception of their pants. Sometime the night before, during their sleep, someone had taken their pants. A search of the premises revealed the miss- ing apparel in the women’s rest room, the purses missing. One soldier had slept in his shirt and had put his purse in his shirt pocket, so the trio fortunately had money to re- turn to their posts. 1 I OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Alum Dance, Banquet Set For May 31 Frisken Appoints Committees To Make Preparations For Annual Grad Event Committees to make arrange-' ments for the annual Shelton Alumni Association senior ban- quet and homecoming dance were named by President Gib Frisken at a meeting last night and the date of May 31 selected for the- double—event. President ments were: Invitations—Mrs. Ben Banner, Amalia Ordal, and Betty Vail. Roster—Mrs. James Pauley, Joe Simpson, Jennie McDonald. Decorations —— Mrs. Lawrence Munson, Mrs. Tom Holt, Mrs. Paul Marshall, and Bill Weeks. Toastmaster selection—~Mrs. H. G. Angle, Miss Maude Shorter. Banquet —— Mrs. Cliff Wivell, Frisken’s appoint- ‘Lawrence Munson, Mrs. Ethel Soule. Pro gram—Chuck Rowe, Vern Miller. Dance Mrs. Rhea Howard, Gene Hanson, Joe Gruver. Nominations—A1 Munro, Carlson, George Dunning. SHELTON MAN HIT BY CAR. SERIOUSLY HURT IN SEATTLE Joseph Ferry In Serious Condi— tion; Four Others Injured in Mishaps Over Weekend Joseph Pat Ferry, 60. of Shelton. suffered a fractured skull and is reported to be in a serious con— dition in Harborview Hospital in Seattle as the result of being struck by a car driven by George Martin of Enumclaw while cross- in a. Seattle street Sunday night, according to Seattle newspaper reports. Martin told Investigator H. M. Slessman of the Seattle police de- partment that Ferry ran into the side of Martin’s car at Rainier Avenue and Dearborn streets, near the railroad terminals in Seattle. Here in Mason County, three motorists suffered minor injuries in weekend mishaps, one pedes- trian was struck, and one driver was hailed into court to face reckless driving charges. The injured were Mrs. Roe of Allyn, who suffered a broken foot, and her husband, who had a cut lip when a car driven by Mr. Roe struck the rear end of a car driven by Frank Smith, 18, Matlock Route, as the latter slowed to a stop on the Bayshore road Friday. ' Mrs. Ella Blanton, Route 1, El-‘ ma, suffered slight injuries when: the car driven by her husband, S. W. Blanton, well known farmer of the Satsop district, collided with another machine operated by Vean Gregg, Hoquiam, former major league and Pacific Coast league baseball pitcher of reknown. The accident occurred at the intersec- tion of the Allyn and Lake Spen- cer roads Sunday. Eugene L. Killian, Bremerton, was fined $20 and court costs and his driver’s license suspended for 30 days when he pleaded guilty to reckless driving charges yesterday before Justice M. C. Zintheo af- ter admitting he d02ed at the wheel of his car and_ran into a guard rail near Union Sunday. State Patrolman Cliff Aden and Prosecutor Frank Hueston filed the charge. Clarence Kin was treated a Friday evenin Bill H. 0. g, 84, of Shelton, t Shelton hospital I g for minor injur- ies when he was struck by a car driven by Earl SWenson, 18, of cute 1, Elma, on First street between Railroad and Cota as he crossed the thoroughfare in the middle of the block. Swenson said King walked into his car. King lWeills mat pturtbseriously and was ease a er ein hospital. g treated at the Gene Miller, truck driver for Dawscourt's Bakery, was admitted to Shelton hospital yesterday for treatment of injuries suffered when a car in which he was re- turning from Aberdeen overturn- ed on the Kamilche cutoff road. Bud Daviscourt, another occupant of the callwas not hurt. David Wiss Called TON avy Air Service David Wiss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lantz Wiss and a graduate of Irene s. Reed high school, was called to Sand Point Naval Air Station last Thursday to enter preliminary training for the U. S. Naval Air Corps, in which his brother, Don, has just completed 1318 training at Pensacola, Flori- a. If David succeeds in passing the preliminary training at Sand Pomt he goes to Pensacola" for the final finishing training. PARENTS OF BABY BOY Mr. and Mrs. Garl Watkins of Seattle became parents of a baby son born in Seattle Friday mom- ing. The father is a-former Shel- ton boy and a. graduate of-Irene S. Reed high school. .MUSICWEEK BIOWS BEFORE F ULLHOUSE Programs Tonight, Thursday To Close Third Annual Music Festival; Splendid Program Enjoyed Before a, crowd which filled ev- ery seat in the junior high school auditorium, Shelton’s third annual Music Festival made its bow last night and if the rest of the pro- gram continues on a plane with last night‘s, the 1941 Festival will be a record breaker. Highlight of the opening night’s program, of course, was the ap- pearance of the senior School band which was judged the outstanding band at the annual Southwest high school band meet a week ago. Playing a half dozen selections, the senior band delighted the ca.- pacity crowd with its outstanding ability. During its part of the program, the band, through City School Supt. H. E. Loop and Band Member Bob Pearson, presented Director Ben Hallgrimson with an engraved baton as a token of their appreciation for the work he has put in this year in shaping the band into an outstanding instru- mental group. Instrument Parts Explained Another sidelight to the band’s appearance was an interesting di- version in which Director Hall- grimson exhibited the different types of instruments which corn- pose the band, explained their places in the band,_ and had the instruments played alone so the audience could hear- the different tone qualities of each. In fact, the entire night’s pro- gram was builtalong this gen,- eral line, for instrument students in the various stages of training were called upon ,for perform- ances in solo, duet and quartet arrangements to show the pro~ gress of music training from be- ginning to finished product as re- presented in the senior band. Theme Carried Out . Selections by the beginners band and the junior band carried. dut the theme, with numbers by the six members of the violin class showing the audience the nucleus of what the schools hope to de~ velop into a school orchestra in the future. I ‘ The Lower Skokomish school harmonica band and rhythm band, the latter composed of first, sec- ond and third grade tots, opened the program with several selec- tions which were generously ap- plauded by the big crowd. , This evening the grade school and junior high school vocal groups will take the stage and probably will draw an even larger crowd than last night’s, then on Thursday, after a Wednesday night blank, the Music Festival Will close with the Mary M. Knight and Belfair school musical groups sharing the stage with the Shel- ton Women's Chorus and the Shel. ton String Ensemble. Eagles Select Art Griggs As New President Long and faithful service to the Shelton Eagles Aerie was reward- ed last night when Art Grig‘gs, service station attendant, was el- ected president for the 1941-42 term. His running mates in office Will be Cliff Collins, vice president; Melvin Delano, chaplain; Russ Lamb, retiring president, secre- tary; George Andrews, treasurer; Jess Thomas, conductor; Wayne Stuck, inside guard; Fred Stuck, outside guard; Paul Fredrickson, trustee; Dr. H. L. Kennedy,. aerle physician; Paul Fredrickson, George Adams, and Earl Mobre. delegates to the state aerie; De- lano, Andrews and Lamb, alter- nate delegates to the state aerle; and Adams and Fredrickson, dele- gates to the national aerie. The new officers will be install- ed on June 2. Last night's elec- tion was the first the aerie will hold hereafter in the new Moose Hall quarters. After disposing of their an- nual election duties, Eagles turn- ed to their annual Mothers’ Day program and heard Chairman George Adams announce that the address of welcome will be given by President Russell Lamb, fol- lowed by a prayer, a speech by Aaron, Reese, past state Eagles preSident, appropriate music and a short motion picture. Potted plants will be presented to the oldest and youngest moth- ers and the mother with the larg- est family, and the Mothers Day committee will also deliver a plant to the bedside of Mrs. Paul Ditt- man, Sr., auxiliary mother, who is still in bed with a broken hip. The Mother’s Day program will be held in the Paramount Theatre starting at eleven o’clock in the morning. E ». Next Monday the annual Easies, ‘Mothers Day initiation class. be inducted with the prggl‘am'iff' ter the initiation being 090m to th public and prospective”!- gle embers. It will consist 057811 entertainment Program: ' supper and dancms. .. .