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' - ,Ol‘ganization 2 ha lnterested in trations treatment. me economics shinted in these find it of val~ “‘41) members at Okerstrom Oodsport was hospital yes- USTC OEPI. During Final Pro- “ i i l l ; Sign Tamperers, 'ture of $25,400 in permanent oil ,rector James A. Davis yesterday he road and bridge linking coun— Rhodbgeqndro‘n“ inual rhododendron tour ROQDY, p n {.2317 5‘, ‘1"! PORT? ’7'3, If :~- w $25 Reward For Debris Dumpers Observing individuals can earn some handy pocket change by keeping their eyes peeled for persons who dump garbage and refuse beside Mason County roads or who tamper with or destroy road signs. The Mason County commis- sioners today announce a $25 reward for information \v ll i c h leads to the arrest and convic- i tion of any person who commits either of the above mentioned acts of vandalism. So unveil those glimmers, boys and girls. People who do I such things should be punish- ed, and you might: as well earn I a bit of change while helping ' stop the despicable practices. PROGRAM O'KEHED BY HIGHWAY DEPT: Commissioners Get Go Signal On Surfacing Work For Summer Months I Authorization to proceed with the 1941 county-wide road oiling program, calling for the expendi-g surfacing work, was received. from Acting State Highway Di— by the board of Mason County1 commissioners. The project proposes to oil sur-‘ face approximately 35 miles of secondary highways in Mason) County this summer. At the same time, the board passed a resolution setting aside $2,500 from the county road fund to place a light bituminous oil surface on four miles of county road between Matlock and Deck-.‘ erville. The boards resolution re-‘ cognized the road as one of the1 principal roads of Mason County; and one that should be maintain- ed in good condition. The board was notified by the; district engineer that Masonl County's share of April gas tax} funds amounts to $9,310.96. A recommendation from the, Mason County Planning Council‘ was received and filed by the board in which the board was urged to do all within its power to promote the building of a pub— ty and Forest Service roads lead-; ing to the south fork of the Sko- komish River and Lake Cushman. Tour Sunday Is Open To Public Anyone wishing to join the an- schedul- ed for next Sunday under the auspices of the Shelton Garden Club is invited cordially to be present in front of Memorial Hall at ten o’clock next Sunday morn- ing—rain or shine—from where a caravan of Shelton cars will make the trip to the beautiful fields in the Quilcene area. Mrs. L. D. Hack has been ap- pointed chairman of transporta- tion arrangements for the tour, so anyone with a car who will have space or anyone desiring to have transportation provided for them is asked to contact Mrs. Hack so that suitable arrange- ments can be made. The tour will stop at Rainbow Park on Walker Mountain for a picnic lunch, which should be part of the equipment of each person on the tour. “Please emphasize,” requested Mrs. George Cropper, president of the Garden Club, “that the tour is open to anyone desiring to see the rhododendron fields, whether they are members of the Garden Club or not. We want everyone who wishes to see the fields to feel perfectly free to join the caravan." Albert Johnson Ill I At Hoquiam Hospital Hoquiam, May 12.——(Special).—— Former Congressman Albert Johnson is ill at Hoquiam Gen- eral hospital, attendants said to- day. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday. For the past several months, Mr. Johnson has spent his time between Hoquiam and his cottage at Hood Canal. His condition is not described as serious. Tennis Players To Gather Thursday A11 tennis players interested in Seeing some definite planning 0f activities in their favorite sport this summer are invited to at- tend a meeting to be held in the county courthouse this Thursday' evening at eight o'clock. Plans for the season and the tennis situation in general Will be discussed with a view to map- ping some definite program of competition for the year. GRAPEVIEW MAN ILL today for medical attention. Lricts were approved last Friday ,3 view board. state’s $700,000 fund for 1school district will be sought, al- COONTYRO—AOOII. i g be obtained under regulations gov- Eenrollment (as Belfair has), if a ‘ed a special 15-mill levy for the ‘veterans in the government hos- 'poppy means to unfortunate chil- Consolidated with Th Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, May 13, 1941. FOUR BUDGETS , FAIL TO PASS 1 REVlBW BOARD Preliminary School Budgets Scan— ned; Lilliwaup, Harstiue, Bel- fair, lloquallum Held [1p Preliminary budgets of all but four Mason County school dist— cvening by the county budget re- The four preliminary budgets which were tabled without ap— proval at this time were those of Harstine Island, Cloquallum, Lil- liwaup and Belfair districts. Estimated income and necess- ary expenditures in these four cases were too divergent to pass upon at this time, so aid from the 1 needy though in the case of Lilliwaup it is doubtful if such assistance can erning the fund, County School Supt. J. E. Martin said yesterday. Aid from that fund can be ob- tained where a school district has had a sudden, heavy increase in district has high transportation costs (as Cloquallum) and if a district is so remote that obtain- ing education facilities by sending pupils to another district is not feasible (as in the case of Hars- tine Island), Supt. Martin point—r ed out. I Harstine Island recently pass- 1941-42 operations but still lacks! sufficient funds to carry on. Clo- quallum voters defeated a special 20-mill levy proposal last Satur~ day after paying special ten-mill levies for several years. The budget review board will meet again sometime during the summer months to consider final budgets after a more definite picture of the incomes-the districts can be assured of is obtained. Needy Children Helped By Sale Of Legion Poppy How the little red poppies, worn in honor of the World War dead on Poppy Day, help care for needy children of war veterans throughout the year, was explain- ed today by Mrs. John Eliason, child welfare chairman of Fred B. Wivell Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, as the Unit continued preparations for the observance of Poppy Days, May 23 and 24. . “Every poppy that is worn] means more help for the chil— dren who have been left without a father’s support because of the last war,” she said. “First, there are the cllildrcn of the men who make the poppies, the disabled pitals and those employed in the Auxiliary’s poppy work rooms. These children benefit from the earnings of their fathers, the pop- py money helping keep their homes together until the father can once more take regular em- ployment. ‘ “Then, there are the children whose fathers have died or are not in position to work in the poppy program. The money con— tributed for the poppies goes to work for them and keeps work- ing all year through the Auxil- iary’s vast child welfare pro— gram. It is the determination of the Legion and Auxiliary that no child of a veteran shall be left In need, and the funds collected on Poppy Day are the principal source of finances for carrying out this determination. “Food, clothing, shelter, school expenses ,and medical care. are some of the things which the dren of veterans. We think it highly fitting that the flower which honors those who have died for America should help those who will build the America of the future. We hope that everyone will remember these children when they secure their poppies on Poppy Day and contribute as generously as possible to the Aux— iliary's welfare fund." New Electrical Contractor Here Steven I. Beers, of Matlock Route, has announced his going into business locally as an elec- trical contractor. Mr. Beers, who has been a resi— dent in Shelton for many years, will be glad to discuss electrical problems with those interested. He is a graduate of the Coyne Elec- trical School. Home Grocery Under New Management . of traffic and housing which have begun as the West Park addition ,and water needs, etc. Bremerton Mayor Says ‘ I Boom ls [Li I l People Feel Like Pinching Selves‘ To See If It’s True; Prob- lems Of Rapid Growth Told At Chamber “It‘s like a dream. Every once in a while we feel like pinching ourselves to see if it’s true.” Thus did Mayor Homer Jones describe his feelings (and other Bremertonians, too) about thev fairy-story growth of the City of .Bremerton in the past year and a half at the Shelton Chamber of Commerce’s May meeting last Thursday evening. “Bremerton is enjoying a busi- ness beyond the wildest hopes of any of its merchants," he said.[ “Bremerton is one city where you never hear that ‘business isn’t so good’ plaint so common. Our: merchants can’t keep up with the business they have." ' Those were some of the com- ments of the Bremerton mayor as he described to the Chamber gathering some of the problems which have confronted, the mu- nicipal officials as the City of Bremerton doubled its population inside a year and a half. The city’s police force, for instance, has been increased from nine to nineteen men, the fire department has had a corresponding increase in personnel, the number of em- ployes at the Puget Sound Navy Yard has leaped from 3,000 to 13,000, school enrollment has dou- bled, he said. Hard Problems Arise Tllis tremendous mushrooming has resulted in serious problems fallen largely upon the shoulders of the city administration, May- or Jones pointed out. Part of the housing problem‘ was met through a federal hous- ing project to prdvide 1000 new homes, of which 840 which were last December will be completed next month, while Other living quarters were provided in the form of new apartment houses and the construction of barracks for workers in the Navy Yard. The difficulty from the city‘s side of the affair, Mayor Jones related, came in the fact that these projects, being of a federal nature, were tax—exempt and thus added little‘to the city's treasury, which nevertheless had to bear the burden of the added police force and fire protection,‘ sewer Some increases in liquor and gas tax apportionments, plus a rise in the income from police department fines, helped some. A service charge on sewer and wa— ter system extensions was levied and the federal agencies concern- ed in the national defense boom in Bremerton were asked for and battled until they contributed fi- nancial aid. No Boom In City Finances “All business fares well in boom times except city govern- ment," Mayor Jones commented, “but we are plugging along and getting by reasonably well, we feel. Our big problem now is the traffic load, and we hope to beat that with a new, wide highway to the head of the bay and other improvements with state and fed- eral assistance.” The beauty of the whole pic- ture, as Mayor Jones sees it, is that the thing is pretty much permanent. “Navy men don't believe em-' ployment at the navy yard will ever drop below 8,000 men, even in the calmest of peace times," he said in answer to a question, "and if that figure is maintained then all these new homes built by federal money will continue to be occupied because there have always been about 1,000 navy yard employes commuting to Se- attle even at the low point of employment because of the exces- sive rents in Bremerton. These' federal homes will rent at rea- sonable rates and will induce those. men to come to Bremerton to live instead of being commuters." Ask Blimp Field Here Prior to Mayor Jones’ talk Chamber Secretary Harold Lake- burg was instructed to dispatch a telegram to Congressman Mar- tin ‘F. Smith requesting him to submit the name of the Shelton airport. as a possible site for a blimp base which the Navy is considering in this area. Secretary Lakeburg also read a letter from the U. S. Navy notifying the Chamber, in re- sponse to its recent request that the Shelton airport continue tol after the Navy took over juris- diction of the field, that the Navy makes a practice of retain- ing local names whenever possi- ble in such cases. County Commissioner Bob Trenckmann enlightened the history of the Home Guard or- ganization which is now being re- organized here under a more def- inite program than it has had so Management of the Home Gro- cery, formerly located at 12th and Railroad, has been transfer- red to Mrs. Ralph Pigg by the former manager, Mrs. Jud Quar- tier, and the stock moved to the Pigg residence at 12th and Frank- lin streets. Mrs. Pigg said she will keep the Oliver McGraw of Grapeview store open evenings and Sundays. was admitted to Shelton hospital a service not heretofore rendered j by the store. far. The next regular monthly ‘ above, be named Sanderson Field evenl I l<e A Drea ANNUAL 0. OF C. PROGRAM ' AT ALDERBROOK MAY 22 Next on the Shelton Chamber of Commerce program is its annual session at Alderbrook ‘Inn, semi-officially opening the .tourist season on Hood Canal. , This year the big sooial ga- kthering is scheduled on May 22, with Walter M. Elliott once again chairman of the program, President Ed Faubert announc— ed at last Thursday’s Chamber meeting. A chicken dinner will be served at 6:30 o’clock for 75c. Reservations should be made with President Faubert at the Shelton Hotel or Secretary Har- old Lakeburg at the \Vestern Union office. INSPECTOR HER CHECKING ON HOME WIRING IN COUNTY, Regulations Prevent P.U.D. From Hooking Up If Wiring Fails To Meet Standards Manager E. W. Johnson of Pub— lic Utility District No. today warned Mason County residents intending to apply for electrical power service through P. U. D. 3 to be sure their house wirings meet regulations set up by the Department of Labor and Indust- ries, else the P. U. D. is forbidden by law to hook up. Manager Johnson pointed out that, whether home owners have their homes wired by licensed electricians or do it themselves, P. U. D. connections cannot be made .1. If there are water pipe fit- tings or water pipe in the ser-r viCe run, 2. If the service wires are not coded, 3. If the service is too low, 4. If neutral grounding con- ductor is attached to the neutral service conductor in the meter base, ”' 5,. Ifrservice switch is not a type i approved for the purpose (it must thaver-a neutral bar, for one thing), 6. If service switch is exposed‘ to weather. and not enclosed in‘ rain-tight factory-made cabinet. This final point is one of the most commonly overlooked by the person who wires his own home, Manager Johnson pointed out. An inspector from the Depart-‘ ment of Labor and Industries is in this neighborhood now, spend- ing several days checking home wiring. One of the points he will check closely upon, in addition to the sixth point mentioned is the regulation which states that range wiring must ter- minate in an outlet box or approv- ed plugin device, that connections to ranges must be cable or safely cabled wires, that loose wires or coiled wires cannot be allowed, and that plug-in receptacles Shall be elevated above the floor. A copy of the Department of Labor and Industries home wiring regulations may be perused at the P. U. D. No. 3 office at any time by persons contemplating wiring their homes, whether they plan to do the work themselves or to have it done by licensed electricians, which is strongly urged. E. D. Payne, Xmas Tree Man, Yields To Death Today Edward D. Payne, 70, well known Mason County Christmas tree dealer, died at 12:15 this af- ternoon while sitting in a chair at his home on the Olympic highway near Purdy Canyon. No funeral arrangements had been made at press time today and little “ information was available on Mr. Paynes life at that time. He was born in Missouri and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. l .Railroad Avenue strip from First .ton Hospital in observanCe of Na- .were served tea and ice cream in Valeze Webber, with whom he liv- ed. PUGET SOUND POINTS GIVEN NAMES 100 YEARS AGO IN MAY One hundred years ago this month (May) Charles Wilkes, U. S. N., dropped ancher in Port Dis— covery Bay near Port Townsend to begin the first real government- sponsored survey of the ,waters of Puget Sound. x Overlooked by nearly all but historians, the Wilkes expedition Chamber gathering with a- brief is credited neverthelessby many as playing a large part in this country’s negotiations with Great Britian in the historic “54-40 or fight” episode of Presidents Polk’s administration. Although authorized by con- Chamber meeting, President Ed gress in 1836, during the admin- Faubert announced, will be held istration of Andrew Jackson, June 12, with three programs now political difficulties kept the sur- being contemplated. __- TREATED AT HOSPITAL Lee Morgan, Simpson Logging company employe, was admitted to Shelton hospital Monday for med- ical care. vey from getting under Way for several years and it was not un- til May 1, 1841 that Wilkes and his fleet of six ships entered the Straits of Juan de Fuca. May 16 he commenced a sur- vey of the bay on which Tacoma l PRESENTATION OF 1 BEAUTY PROJECT TO CITY PLANNER Garden Club Arranging Gala Cele- bration Of Completion Of R. R. Avenue May 23 Plans are now being hatched‘ by the Shelton Garden Club for‘ a big public celebration and pre— sentation of the Railroad Avenue beautification project to the City of Shelton on the afternoon of May 23, Mrs. Frank Bishop and Mrs. Emery W. Burley, members of the project committee, an— nounced yesterday. A committee of service club presidents and Shelton business- men has been chosen and will hold a meeting next Friday eve- ning at eight o’clock at the Shel— ton Hotel to draft detailed plans for the big official presentation program. The committee consists of S. B. Anderson, Bruce Wilcox, Mark Pickens, Homer Taylor, Mayor Stevenson, George Dunning, Paul Marshall and Bill Dickie. At that time the beautified to Fifth streets will have been completed and Will be officially turned over to Mayor Bill Steven- son for the City of Shelton by the Garden Club. The final block, between Fourth and Fifth streets, is now being prepared for the planting of the shrubs and plants, with the plant- ing due for completion in plenty of time for the presentation pro— gram on May 23. One of the details of the pro- gram will include awarding of prizes to school students who are now engaged in an essay contest conducted by the Garden Club on how best to keep up the beauti- fied strip. Further details will be available after Friday night’s committee meeting. Many Register At Hospital Day Program Monday Registrations reached the 102 mark yesterday at the annual open house program held by Shel- I tional Hospital Day, with many of those registrations represent- ing couples. Babies were not in- cluded in the figures. The visitors were taken on tours of inspection through the hospital from top to bottom by members of the nursing staff and the hospital dining room during the afternoon Visiting hours be- tween 2 and 4:30 p. m. Additional visitors took advan- tage of the evening opening from 7 to 8:30 o'clock to go through ' the hospital. During the afternoon a group picture of approximately 80 babies born at the hospital during the past year and their mothers was taken. Two panels of pictures with ac- companying explanatory captions on the founders of modern nurs- ing were hung in the lobby ’of the hospital and attracted much at- tention. Many beautiful bouquets of flowers from Shelton business firms helped decorate the hospital for the occasion. Aberdeen Masons Pay Return Visit With 30 members of the Ma- sonic Lodge of Aberdeen paying a return visit, a large crowd was on hand for Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge‘s regular communication last Saturday evening. A paper on “Free Masonry vs. Totalitarianism” was read by Mayor William Stevenson for the assembled Masons, then the meet- ing was turned into an open house for the ladies and other visitors with a luncheon closing the eve- ning. H. W. Durboraw, one of the oldest members of Mt. Moriah Lodge and still a member in good‘ standing, came up from Hoquiam with the Aberdeen Masons to attend the program. now faces and named it Com- mencement Bay. Two features of the landscape which Seattle citiZens look upon almost daily were named by Wil- kes 100 years ago this month—- Elliott Bay in honor of Chaplain J. L. Elliott of one of his ships, the Vicennes, and Bainbridge Is- land in honor of the famous Amer- ican commodore, William Bain- bridge. Other Puget Sound features still bearing names given them by Wilkes include Agate Pass, Blake< ly Rock, Colvos Passage, Hales Passage, Carrs Inlet, Drayton Passage, Harstine Island, Picker- Danas Passage, Maury Island, Fox Island and McNeil Island. Wilkes expedition came just 49 ing Passage, Hammerslay’s Inlet, ‘ m u “z'l . , .mnmuwaiv to». 7ouiolcvcry10pcdeslrinn lroljic fatalities ~ Wappm dh/(‘./. , OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER COMMUNITY. CALENDAR WEDNESDAY—Active Club din- ner meeting, 6:30 p. m., Shel- ton Hotel. THURSDAY—City council meet— ing, 8 p. m., city hall. THURSDAY—Commercial lea— gue bowling, 8 p. m., bowling alleys, final scheduled matches. \VEDNESDAY—Final day of an- nual pre-school children’s health roundup conducted by P.-T. As, 9 a. m. to noon, 1:30 to 4:30 p. m., Lincoln gym. THURSDAY——Meeting of all ten- nis players, 8 p. m., county courthouse, to discuss season plans. AIEX JOHNSON: PIONEER MASON LOGGER, PASSES Funeral To Be Conducted Wed nesday From Masonic Tem- ple Here At 2 O’clock Alex Johnson, 76, pioneer Mas son County logger, was removed from the slimming ranks of this county's territorial settlers by death Sunday at Shelton hospital. He had been a resident of this locality since before statehood, operating his own logging busi— ness for many years. He had been retired for several years. Funeral services will be con- ducted at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Masonic Tem- pie in Shelton with burial to fol- low in the Masonic Cemetery at Olympia. . Mr. Johnson was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Montesano, the Shrine of Tacoma, the Scot- tish Rite of Olympia, and the Odd Fellows of Oakville. He was born in Norway on Christmas Day of 1864, came to the United States as a lad of 12 years,‘ living in Michigan for 12 years before com- ing west~ to Mason County. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mae Munro, two grandchil- d‘ren, Bruce and Richard Munro, all of Shelton; and a sister, Mrs. Nick Morbeck of Ellensburg. He was married to Miss Mae McDon- ald in 1912. Mrs. Johnson died in 1917. Big Gathering At Mothers Day Eagles Program Surpassing last year’s attend- ance by a wide margin, a large crowd responded Sunday morning for the annual Eagles Aerie Mo- ther's Day pregram" in the Para- mount Theatre; Aerie President Russ Lamb reported today. The big crowd enjoyed an in- spirational talk from Aaron Reese, former state president of the Eagles, and a short motion pic- ture, along with appropriate mu- sical numbers. Program Chairman George N. Adams, presented potted plants to 91-year-old Mrs. Robinson as the oldest mother in attendance, to Mrs. Fae Miller, 19, as the youngest mother present, and to Mrs. Fred Miller (no relation) as the mother with the largest fam- ily, all twelve of her children an- swering roll in proof. Following the program at the theatre, ‘the committee, consisting of Chairman Adams, Paul Fred- rickson and President-Elect Art Griggs, personally'prescnted an- other potted plant to Mrs. Paul Dittman, Sr., Eagles Auxiliary ‘mother,’ who is laid up in bed with a. broken hip. Last night another annual Ea- gles event tied in with Mother's Day was held ‘when- a. large elass of new members was initiated at the regular weekly aerie meet- ing in the new Moose Hall quar- ters. .A fine Dutch lunch was enjoyed by a big crowd. Wednesday Last Day For Health Clinic For Kids Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the final day upon which children who will be entering the Shelton school system for the first time next fall may take advantage of the annual pre-school health roundup conducted by the Lincoln and Bor- deaux P.-T. A.’s, reminds Mrs. Clyde Wells, publicity chairman for the event. I Parents who have not been contacted by the canvassing com- mittee are urged to bring their children to the clinic anytime be- tween the hours of nine to‘noon in the morning or from 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon. The clinic is being held in Lincoln gymnas- ium. During Monday’s opening day of the roundup 97 children were reg- istered and given health examina- tions under the supervision of Dr. W. M. Beach, city health officer, and Miss Alma Peterson, Shelton school nurse. CORA BARBER RETURNS Miss Cora Barber, Mason Coun- ty welfare administrator, return— years after the discovery of Pu- get Sound by Captain George Van- couver and the discovery of the bert Gray. ed to her home and work here last weekend after a two-week trip to Chicago and Detroit to Columbia River by Captain Ro- visit relatives and take delivery of . as he is at present on a trip east. 8. new car. STRIKE STOPS FOUR LOGGlNG 0PERATl0NS I.W'.A. “’alkout Closes Simpson, McKay, Stevens Camps And Reed Mill; Four Main Demands Asked Negotiations were continuing today between logging firm op- erators and negotiators for In- ternational Woodworkers of America in efforts to settle the strike called by the I.W.A. last Friday and which has placed an estimated 22,000 men in Western Washington logging camps and sawmills affiliated with the C.I.0. block of the I.W.A. on strike. Approximately 700 members of Local 38, I.W.A. covering men in four Mason County logging oper- ations. have joined with their fellow union members in the gen- eral walkout (action. Employes of the Simpson Logging Company, Reed Sawmill, McKay Logging Company, and Stevens Logging Company are affected in this area. The negotiations are based up- on four principal points asked by the I.W.A., (1) union shop and hiring. ( 2) elimination of bushel- ing or piece work, (3) a week’s vacation with pay each year, and (4) a 71/2-cent hourly increase in wages. It has been rumored that some of these points 'have already been agreed upon, although no definite information on just how the ne- gotiations are proceeding was available this afternoon. C. H. Kreienbaum, executive vice-president of the Simpson Logging company, is a member of the operators’ negotiating com- mittee. Local 38 does not have a rep- resentative on the I.W.A. ne- gotiating committee. Sudden Gale Does Damage Sunday in Some Local Areas Bursting with blitzkreig swift- ness and fury, a gale which whip~ ped the surfaces tof Hood Canal, Shelton Bay, Lake Cushman and other bodies of Mason County water into white-caps in a mat- ter of seconds caused some little damage Sunday afternoon in this area. Trees and branches falling across power lines disrupted for short periods electrical service over lines of both the Public Util- ity Districts in Mason County, awnings and signs Were torn loose, boats, boathouses and floats were set adrift, and at least one sail- boat on Hood Canal was over- turned by the sudden fury of the gale. The occupants, unidentified. were picked up by another sail- boat which managed to get its sail down soon enough to escape a ducking. Manager E. W. Johnson said the only damage to P.U.D. No. 3 lines occurred near Island Lake, where burned snags from recent logging operations were blown across the lines and downed four poles, and in the Arcadia area, where one big tree caused some disruption of service. Except in the more remote ru- ral areas where blown-down trees struck lines, telephone service was not bothered in this vicinity. Carpenters Now Charge 351.37% Hr. Acting on the recommendation of the Washington State Council of Carpenters, the Shelton lo- cal has changed its wage scale to 31.37%(3 per hour. This scale con- forms with the prevailing rates of the other western Washington 10- cals, and will become effective June 16, when it will apply to all work except that contracted for prior to that date. New Moose Hall Is Opened Here With about 150 in attendance, the new Moose Hall, situated at 1st and Railroad, was formally opened, last Saturday evening. Delegations Were present from Olympia, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Ellensburg and Hoquiam. The gathering enjoyed a keeno game, supper and dancing before the formal ceremonies took place. Catto Attends Water , Conclave In Seattle Councilman J. L. Catto repre- sented the City of Shelton last weekend in an unofficial capacity at the national convention of the American Waterworks Associa- tion in Seattle. . Councilman Catto attended the Friday session, which closed the convention. He reported his talks with other delegates at the con- clave proved of considerable val— ue and convinced him the City} of Shelton had made a wise choice in sticking to cast iron pipe for its big improvement project, due to get under way shortly. Water Supt. E. E. Brewer was unable to attend the convention