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All letest their ef— period Aug- ocatlnber 5th, 1941. {he as 10” 0f the man- iegun 1follows; South- ,3. k tY( south f road) ' Riv- }, "eParations aneufpal‘e for these hichersi the Ninth Statconsists of the ‘3 ~: Wites and other . cisCO h headquarters tel]! has been di- . “i dinant General De- tup g the Fourth . 'Lea,BOard of or- " hawls- A nucleus find is already been fuhctioning at y 9th Field has been duty as Presi- °f the 4lst Di- resident of 0n. has been offices the following i (211d Lieuten ant on Page Eight) vi?” 0f a dozen a eWes of Fred ’ {n Orting this enmg attending Vinitconference of er JOhn Eliason ‘¢"I"18isting of Ed ‘Bsakeburg, Earl ‘9“, Gene Mar- hAirman Soule. w Walt at next Tues- . Commander milested all Le- han hand Monday post We the travel- will 15 Sponsoring I‘E’qlpire 16 to a e tickets eEss‘ions for each I ’8' Commander A giggday attendin Mry 4th District his,“ 5- Dobson and Mrs. Martin, Neflothier, Mrs. and perhaps it plants Florida, de- an nd. on com- Ordy Since Jan. e 6red 25 cents to, stockhold- The regular ' a. “:11 preferred ‘ re, was ord- a 0rd June 12. i l 1 1 Washington), , rd. near MOIl-l i of the Well as the III the lsponsored by the g I Rhododendron J aunt Sunday You're all invited, so there's no leld exercises as far'excuse for anyone with the desire' my as a wholcjto see rhododendrons in all their? ma 9 troops taking gorgeousness in their natural state, qx. Aneuvers will com~ not being able to. All that one needs do is annual rhododendron tour Garden Club next Sunday. It starts from in front of Memorial Hall at ten on o’clock. Persons without transpor-‘ ‘e)v A" Corps tation but desiring to go on the tour should contact Mrs. L. D. Hack so such arrangements can ,be made, while others with cars .and room to spare in them are likewise asked to notify Mrs. Hack \of that fact. 1e i Rhododendron tourists should take along picnic lunches, which will be eaten at Rainbow Park on Walker Mountain. Efforts are being made to have the Port An- geles tour join up with the Shel— ton tour at Rainbow Park. ANNA BOETTIGER ACCEPTS BID TO ALDERBROOK lNN Both To Talk at Chamber’s President’s Da'ughter, H u s b a n d Canal Program May 22 Anna R o o s e v c l t Boettiger, daughter of the president, and her husband, John Boettiger, publisher of the Seattle P.-I., have accepted ton Chamber of Commerce's an- nual dinner program at Alder- brook'Inn on Hood Canal May 22, Program Chairman Walter M. E1- liott announced yesterday. Chairman Elliott has asked Mrs. Boettiger to speak on her impres-J she believes can be done to at— tract morc tourists to this area. Mrs. Boettiger's letter of accept- iance indicated she would follow ‘ that request, Mr. Elliott said. Mr. Boettiger’s subject is not known. The Boettigers indicated they would make the trip to Alder- brook Inn in their yacht if the weather is favorable at that date, otherwise would drive around. Acceptance of the invz- tation to appear at the Alder- brook Inn program by Mr. and Mrs. Boettiger climaxes three years of efforts to bring the dis- tinguished Seattleites here. Program Chairman Elliott has also secured Louis Karl Weinel to sing on the program. Other details of the program will be divulged as they develop, Mr. El- nant Colonel A”: liott said. A chicken dinner will be served v at $1 a plate (the 75¢ price men- tioned in the last. story being in error). Reservations should be made with Chamber President Ed Faubert or Secretary Harold Lakeburg. This year a new system of serv- ing the dinner for the Chamber gathering will be tried, with per- sons attending being served as soon as they arrive at the Inn from 5:30 on, Mr. Elliott said. The entertainment program will commence about 7:30 or 8 o'clock. Mrs. Kjome, Agate Resident, Passes Mrs. Matilda Kjome, mother of Mrs. Alma Hurst of Shelton, died at her home in Seattle Sunday and her funeral services and in- terment were held in that city Wednesday from the Wright cha- pel. Besides her daughter Alma. she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Florence Bates of San Fran- cisco, Mrs. Myrtle Girtcn, Mrs. Eva Sanstrom and Mrs. Miriam Russo, and son John, all of Seattle. K. J. Kjome and family came to Shelton as manager for the,Mason County Creamery Association in its early years, and later located on a farm in the Agate district, which they sold on removing t0 neighbors and friends will sym- pathize with the children in the loss of their mother. TONIGHT—City council meet~ ing, 8 p. m., city hall. TONIGHT—Commercial league bowling, 8 p. m., bowling a1- leys, final matches of schedule. TONIGHT—T e n n i s players" meeting, 8 p. m., courthouse, to discuss season’s plans. FRIDAY—V.F.W. post and aux— iliary meetings, 8 p. m., Mem- orial Hall. . ' FRIDAY—Moose Lodge business meeting, 8 p. m., new Moose quarters. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 a. m., courthouse. SUNDAY’Annual Shelton Gar- den Club rhododendron tour, 10 a. m., Memorial Hall. Pub- I join , sions of Hood Canal andv'what “ Seattle some 20 years agO. Old, COMMUNITY CALENDAR D. O. E. 86TH ;- an i... "- I . . . e Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 15, 19/11,. BliNNEVlilE , sun on :‘F’owcr Line To Serve Bremcr‘ton Navy Yard To Run Thru This Area; 14 Men in Gov’t Crew , ()ffico quarters were established‘ 1today in the former P.I.I.D. No. 3 space in the Labor Temple for a 14-man survey crew which will survey the route and locate tower sites for a Bonneville power line .extension to serve the Bremerton Navy Yard. Sixteen miles of lines are to be constructed between Shelton and the Cushman power lines with an- other crew working from Bremer- ton to Cushman on a 20-mile section of the extension. l Alex Blankenvoort is the sur- lveyman in charge of the survey ‘crew with J. M. Sehon as office manager. Whether a sub-station for the iBonnevillc power administration iwill be constructed here or near here, Mr. Sehon was not able to say today, nor was he able to say just where the power for the new lines would come from. There is a major Bonneville sub-station at Chehalis and another in Grays Harbor, either of which probably could supply the power. The Bonneville line which will pass through Mason County will follow parallel to the lines as much as possible, Mr. . Sehon said. The 14 surveymen in the crew which will headquarter here are all civil service men. At times the force will be increased by from three to five men, hired locally, for slashing work when it is nec- essary. Mr. Sehon said. The work will require approximately four months. l invitations to speak at the Shei-lSanderson, Flyers For Uncle , Sam, Arrive Home Within a few—hdurs of one an- Sanderson and Ensign Donald Wiss, two full—fledged contribu- tions from Shelton to Uncle Sam's military air might, arrived home last weekend for brief vacation visits before returning to active duty as this country prepares for the possibility of war. Major Sanderson has just re- turned from a strenuous schedule of activity with the U. S. Marine Air Corps in its winter war games and maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea, covering such points as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and other defensive bases between the Gulf of Mexico and South Ameri- ca. Major Sanderson came here via railroad from his home base at Quantico, Va., and will return there late next week. Ensign Wiss arrived by auto trip from Pensacola, Florida, and will start back next Tuesday for a six—week instructors‘ course at the same training base. He com- pleted his training for active duty about ten days ago and now is commissioned as an ensign in the U. S. Naval Air Corps. Upon completion of the instructors' course he will start upon his arrival back at Pensacola Ensign Wiss expects to be assigned to instructor duty either at Pensa- cola, Jacksonvillc, Fla., or Cor- pus Christi, Texas. If the United States becomes an active par- ticipant in war his duty will be scouting for the U. S. Navy fleet, he said. Safeway Manager Makes Debut In Town With Sale Introducing a new manager, Roy Maddux, to Shelton, a giant New Managers Sale will be con- ducted by the local Safeway store, beginning tomorrow. Mr. Maddux, formerly located ,in Tacoma, comes to Shelton soundly trained in the principles ,of efficient store management, with the paramount idea of giv- mg the people of Shelton the best possible service. Mr. Maddux has already pur- chased a home on Hillcrest and ihas moved his family down from l Tacoma. lic invited to join caravan. SUNDAY-#Town team baseball, 2 p. m., Loop Field, Shelton vs. Rochester. MONDAYWCounty Commission- ers, 10 a. m., courthouse. SUNDAY—~Public golf competi- tion, 10 a. m., Shelton golf course, blind bogey match. TUESDAY—Kiwanis club ladies night and inter—club program, (tiziio p. m. dinner, Shelton Ho- e . TUESDAY~American L e g i o n Post and Auxiliary meetings, 8 p. m.,vMemorial Hall. TUESDAY—S. W. prep league baseball, 3:30 p. m., Loop Field, Elma vs. Shelton. Cushman ‘ s other, Major Lawson E. "Woody" ‘welfare entirely up to Mr. Wren. ‘ had done his duty of feeding her} i l l l Humans Pinch Hit For Willi SENN Orphaned Wren Family ' If anyone should ask you, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lenian of 232 San Juan street have done a right smart job of playing foster-par- ents to a semi-orphaned family of house wrens, Mister. The occasion arose some two weeks ago when the mother wrcnl flew into the Lemon hOIISe through the open back door and crashed into a window trying to: get out again. The accident end- ed fatally for Mrs. Wren. That happened the day after the fifth and last blessed event had occurred in the wren fam- ily, leaving the featured family’s He showed his gross inexperience; at such things right off the bail and it took him a couple of days! to get things figured out. . l During the time Mrs. Wren had been sitting on the nest Mr. Wren, nobly. But five hungry little mouths seemed to baffle him for a while and he never did bring himself to sitting on the nest to keep his babies warm. Delicate Feeding Job This was where Mr. and Mrs. Leman stepped in with their job of pinch-hitting for the late Mrs. Wren. During the two or three days it took Mr. Wren to figure out his feeding duties and sched- ule, Mr. and Mrs. Lcman caught bugs and fed them to the hungry little wrens with a pair of twoez—i ers. Luckily the wren‘nest had been built on a shingle which happen- ed to be lying on a shelf on the Leman back porch, so when night came Mr. and Mrs. Leman simply picked up the shingle and took it into the kitchen. Mr. Leman suspended an elec- tric heater from the porch roof in such a fashion that its heat kept the nest in warmth during the days, and so the little ones didn't miss their mammzi’s protective wings. They‘ll Fly Away Soon Now the little wrens are about ready to test their tiny wings and fend for themselves, all but the runt of the family, that is, for he died about a week ago. In the meantime, Mr. seems to have sensed that and Mrs. Leman have been trying .to help him raise his family for he waits patiently until the nest is brought outside each morning, then busily begins fetching feed. His instincts tell him he has no- thing to fear from Mr. and Mrs. Leman so he goes about his feed— ing duties regardless of how near they are to the nest and even flits back and fourth from his forays with strangers within a stride or so of the nest. Wren So despite the tragedy which. struck in the early hours of their lives this little family of house wrens seems due to reach ma— turity like any» other bird family, thanks entirely to the kind hearts and patience of Mr. and Mrs. Leman. Mrs. Smith Attending 'ton school senior band enters its Mr. :Mr“ D. B. Davies, reception chain l Public Health Meet Mrs. Florence Smith, Mason County public health nurse, ac- companied by Miss Florence Fras- er, Kitsap County public health nurse, left today to attend the Washington State Public Health Convention in Yakima Friday and Saturday. E This large group of i Band To Play in Regional Music Meet At Tacoma , Bent on adding to their already numerous laurcls, the crack Shel—i stiffest competition next Satur- day when it enters the Northv/esi‘. Regional High School Music Meet; at Tacoma against bands with “Superior” ratings from Wash-i ington, Oregon, Idaho and Mom, tana. The Shelton band is scheduled' to play at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Stadium high school auditorium. A “Superior” rating at this Regional competi- tion entitles bands to go to'Chi- cago for the national meet. New pants and skirts, complet- ing the uniforms of the band which so far have consisted onIV, 0!? sweaters, will be worn by the! Shelton musicians for hair coma appearance. .Shelton also will have a rep- resentative in the individual in~ Strumental cempctition in the pcr~ Son of Art Biehl, talented clar- lnet player, who will perform in solo at 1:56 p. in. Friday in thcl College of Puget Sound auditor- ium. I LIBRARY SLATES OPEN HOUSE Filll ’ LAST WEEK lN MAY Public Invited To Special Funo-i tion May 28; Mrs. Lewis General Chairman Shelton has an enjoyable event, for which to look forward. This! is the Open House at the Shelton? Public Library on Wednesday ove— ning, May 28th, from 7:30 pm”; until 10, which will be given by: the Library Board of Trustees! and the librarian, Mrs. Plumb. The , General Chairman is Mrs. Charles; R. Lewis, who will be assisted by ‘ man. Dr. Robert E. Brown hasl charge of the exhibits and Dr, George A. LeCompte will notifyl the clubs. Mr. A. C. Bayley will, give the address of welcome. The Shelton Garden Club will decorate the library for the con casion. Chapter B, P.E.O. will have charge of the refreshments, Certainly this promises to be a fine evening. Residents of Shelton and Mason County are urged to attend. There will be many guests also from afar. The entire pro- gram will be announced later. From this brief sketch in this first announcement no doubt ev- eryone will jot down on the cal- ender a. date for this evening. The public is urged to attend. The Open House has as one of its underlying purposes that closer contact with the library gives us a clearer idea of its possibilities as a community center. The pro— gram against this background of books will speak for the library as an ever active cultural center. Remember the time and the date. You'really cannot afford to , 20 miss this. Watch the paper for the program. Last. Yeargs-Infants, Mothers Pose On Hospital Day BACK EN?” Negotiators (Tailed To “dishing— ion By Federal ll'lcdiation Board On l.\V.A. Strike Action For Hearing Three tugbouls sent here yes- toi‘day to low out. logs from booms in Shelton bay returned to their home docks without their tows when they encountered row— boat picket lines set up by strik- ing members; of Local 38, I.'\N.A., Charla-s Savage, business agent of the local, reported today. Savage said there are now over operations with I.VV.A. con— tracts under the jurisdiction of Local 38 which are down because of tho present strike which has taken all I.‘W.A. members affiliat- ed with (11.0., and many with A. F. of I.., a , off their jobs throughout W ,. .ri'n W’sshington. The Federal Mediation Board is holding a hearing next Monday in Washington, D. 0., concerning the. i.“W.A. walkout action with yo.prosci‘itativcs of the negotiating committees of both operators and the I.W.A. being called to the na— tional capital to sit in on the hearing. C. H. Kreienbaum, a member of the operators' com— mittee and executive vice-presi- dent of the Simpson Logging Com- pany was one. of the operators’ repri; cntutives called to \Vashing- 1 ton. Business Agent Savage said that the largest meeting Local 38 has had in years unanimously rejected the proposal made by the opera- tors. “Tho proposal would have. a tendency to split the. member- ship because of a raise for some and none for others,” Savage ex- plained. “There was no vacation offered for this year, either,” he added. All strike committees of‘ all locals in the Grayr‘wWillapa har- bor I.W.A. council were called to Aberdeen last Saturday eve- ning to a meeting for the purpose of coordinating the strike policies of the several locals, Savage re- ported. Local 38 sent Harry Slici- ton, its strike committee chair- man, Lawrence ’White, Archie Kidd, Lon Bray and Harold Dun- bar, other members of its strike committee, to the meeting as its. official representatives, with most of its officers and several rank- and-f‘ile members sis“ attending. BOOMMEN, RAFTERS RA'FIFY PROPOSAL The Olympia—Shelton Boommen and Rafters Union No. 11-131, in a special meeting last evening in Olympia, ratified the employers’ offer of $8.15 per day and an ad- ditional 16 cents per day in lieu of vacation witlbpay, H. E. Boone, recording secretary, reported to Thu Journal today. This makes the rate of pay for Boommen in this area $8.31 per day, an increase of 96 cents per day over the previous scale of $7.35, he said. “The Boommen are not parti- Cipating in the present strike in any way but some booms ave been shut down by loggers‘ picket lines," Boone pointed out. “The boommen. howover, have pledged support to the loggers in their strike.” mothers, holding babies born to them during the past year at Shelton General Hospital, posed for th eir plcture’in group formation on the front steps of the hospital Monday afternoon as one of the features of the “open house” program observing National Hospital Day. You probably know many of them, see if you can pick them out of the group. Several other mothers and babies didn’t arrive in time to be included in this picture but registered during the “open house program nevertheless. 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FIVE MORE CALLED; CLASSIFICATION IS TO. BE SPEEEEE UP Questionnaires To Be Sent. All ’ Registrants; 54. Now In Army, 74 To Be In By June 30th Five more Mason County men have been‘notified to prepare for induction into Army selective ser- vice training under the eighth draft call on June 5, Mrs. Martha Haines, clerk of the Mason Coun- ty draft board, announced yes- terday. The five whose numbers came up are Marlin Pearl Harvey, now of Castle Rock; Robert Nestor Olund, Gerald Fretz and George Thomas Sawyer, all of Shelton; and Adolph Trousil, Route 3, Shei- ton. Two others, replacements for rejected men, will report on May 20, having been deferred from original orders to report on May 6. They are Harold Moore and Merlin O. Rickerts. Allotment Raised The five men called for the June 5 induction brings to 54 the number of men who have been called into training from Mason County. Seventy—four are to be called by June 30, Mrs. Haines said, a boost from the original 71 allotted this area. ‘ The local draft board has been instructed to proceed with the classification of all registered men as quickly as practicable, so ques- tionnaires will be sent out at the rate of about 200 a month from now on, acc0rding to new orders received by the local draft board. from Selective Service headquar- ters. All To Receive Forms Previous orders had been to send out questionnaires only as needed to fill quota calls so that data on the questionnaires would be as up-to-the-minute as possi- ble. Although the questionnaires are sent out now, registrants will not be sent up for their physical examinations until there is a quo- ta call to be filled. Registrants have five days in which to fill out and, return their questionnaires. Assistance in filling out the forms may be received gratis by any registrant from any Mason County lawyer. SALE AT McCONKEYS With many fine bargains to be obtained, McConkey Pharmacy will conduct a One Cent Sale run- ning from this weekend to next. A large advertisement on page five of today’s Journal carries further details of the sale. President Of Bellingham Normal To Be Graduation Speaker; Graham Theatre Again To Hold Exercises Commencement exercises for the thirty-second senior class to graduate from the Shelton school system will be held. May 27 at the Graham Theatre starting at eight o’clock with 109 seniors scheduled to receive their diplo- mas, City Schood Supt. H. E. Loop announced today after com- pleting final arrangements. Dr. W. W. Haggard, president of Western Washington College of Education (formerly known as Bellingham Normal), will give the commencement address. Student speakers for the pro- gram include Thelma Turner, Wal- ter Snelgrove, Maxine Carstairs, and Phil Palmer, who will use the theme of “Cooperation” for their speeches. Cooperation in the home, in economics, in cultur- al life, and in government will be the four'phases discussed by the student speakers. Snelgrove and Palmer earned their places on the' commencement program t h r o u g h scholastic excellence, while Miss Carstairs and Miss Turner were selected by members of the senior class from the ten highest seniors in scholastic stand— ing. Rev. J. O. Bovee, Baptist pas- tor, will give the invocation and Miss Margaret Shumway will play a piano solo as other parts of the 32nd annual commencement ex- ercises. Baccalaureate will be held on June 1 in the junior high school vauditorium at p. m., with Rev. M. C. Muhly, Lutheran pastor, in charge of the program. School for the 1940—41 term will close on June 4, Supt. Loop said to- day. Seniors scheduled to receive their diplomas at the May 27th exercises, barring last minute scholastic troubles, are: Richard Ammerman, Roy An- derson, Evelyn Arndt. William Batstone, Elaine Ben- nett, Frank Berets, Arthur Biehl, Mary Booth, Bernard Boylan, Norma Brassfield, Berdina. Buch- mann. William Carder, Maxine Car- stairs, Walter Charlson, Helen Clark. Maxine Clark, Edgar Cole, James Cormier, Lynn Crossman, Janis Cross. Louise Daniels, Lewie Daugh- erty, Bonnie Jean Deegan, Verley Downie, Vivian Downie, Betty Duffey. (Continued on Page Eight) Hedrick Rejoins Active Aviators, Has Another Ship After a couple of years of com- parative inactivity, Hebert Hed- rick is back among the active aviators in these parts and in possession of a plane of his own again, _ Hedrick went to Portland last week to take delivery of a 330- horsepower, six-cylindered Wright Whirlwind motored monoplane of six-passenger capacity. The or- ange colored ship probably will be a familiar sight in the skies above Shelton and Mason Coun-_ ty. Hedrick took it to Olympia Tuesday evening and will keep it at the Olympia airport as there , is no hangar space available here at the present time and the Shel- ton airport’s availability to pub- lic use now that the Navy has taken it over probably will be only of a temporary‘nature. Hedrick’s new ship was built. in 1930 and was used on a. com- mercial passenger service in Ten— nesec for many years. It is rig- ged for high altitude flying, emis- es at 110 to 115 miles an hour with a top speed of about 140 miles an hour. It’s fuel tanks hold 100 gallons of gas. I --u___- Disabled veterans of the World War benefit in many ways from America's custom of wearing pop— pies in honor of the war dead on the Friday and Saturday before Memorial Day, point out Mrs. Eula Martin and Fred Hickson, respective poppy sales chairmen for the American Legion Auxil- will once more hold their annual poppy sales on the same days, Fri- day and Saturday, May 23 and 24, in Shelton . , Many hundreds of veterans in government hospitals and Aux- iliary work-rooms throughout the country are given employment making poppies each year. year more than 12,000,000 of the little red flowers have been pro— duced by the disabled men and their earnings have amounted to approximately $120,000 . V.F.W. rehabilitation programs, which poppy funds help finance. The aid which the veterans re- l DisABiEn VETERANS AIDED THROUGH SALESflOF PUPPIES iary and the V.F.W. post, who. This ceive extends from postage stamps with which to write home to their families from the hospitals to technical and legal services in proving their claims for com- pensation, and includes every va< riety of help possible for the Le- gion and V.F.W. to extend. “Although the war is now more than 22 years in the past, the' number of disabled veterans is still increasing," said Mrs. Mar- tin. "Injuries and exposure of war service are adding more vet- erans to the ranks of the dis- abled each year, as advancing age makes it more difficult for these men to carry on under their. handicaps. Results of wounds and illnesses which could be camed‘ in youth, become disabling when A vastly larger number of dis- abled veterans benefit from the poppies through the Legion and the burden of age is added. Diffi- culties of proving the war origin of these disabilities at this late date bar a great number of theta men from, government compen- sation. They look to the Legion and V.F.W. for aid, and the Le- gion and V.F.W. look to the pop- py for necessary funds."