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'LV\NO. 40 I . i. I a ,ll . iSu ‘. V ' long-“me Win Outstand- In Re U" FI‘om Judges Sieg'onal C°ntest; ' I ‘Excellent’ Sifts "I ‘ \\ cup in Th3 be “fussed” by a ibifi h,mear¥‘iVal of their in- c“? ‘ to“ SlXty-odd members SChool senior band honors upon them- by 'earning the . i ' b POSSible to attain 8‘ “8' west Regional high ‘ 1c meet ' In Tacoma. 'f‘s the Shelton band wen bands from the ', he (Esst States to la 7 meetuperlor'” rating by ad .llldges. but it also i- dltional honor with being acclaimed aamong the “Super- ccOwing to persons i the meet. V" Loses Way band found itself hen its instru- S in a separate arrlve as early as (when the bus . Eh able to locate the .' hand Ron 8 were playing). but}, allgrimson held his calmly warmed . Bite the fact that Utes bevond for Shelton’s ap- alto e n band was the only n tomeet'which had a go in and arrange 6 band, according “pt. H. E. Loop. 8 Rated Honor rat. which earned the films Included phelan. g Kirgcouver, erdeen. land, Chel.\lis and 0fththe ..Su ma. e Shel 'n band to A. “1:103:11! higfioschool mu- tgdaylcago, but Supt. perior" rat- ex en . ' r' Nfop Sive t.ip could r- (the -. local musi- ndiv dUal competition, ,1' Biehl was given the solo competi- tel‘noon. l TeStThg -. .. Ge ~°f “era Hospital, the Ezerwiin testing ev— y Patient entering .Mr s‘pl'ead throughout to ' Vernon Davidson, ‘ aetiNational conven- "j' at 801131 Tuberculoms ‘-~ up an Antonio, Tex- ’ on her return here ever attend the e . DEW sald they wouldl On 1‘fiiported a high- .easant trip. She . as he always had. Flzesd When the bands the I he." doubted whe- rating, one below; am Attracts . UaLAttention. L “Say, that‘s a swell idea. Why didn't they think of it before!” That comment seems to sum up ions of people who plan to attend ‘ dinner program at Alderbrook Inn 1 this Thursday evening when they Iheard that dinner is to be served 3 as the diners arrived, starting , from 5:30 o‘clock on. Heretofore the diners have been lified hour, forcing many to eat Emuch later than they ordinarily " were accustomed to, but not this i year. People in the habit of eating I at 5:30 or 6 o’clock can do so, jThcn they can wander about the 1 spacious and beautiful Alderbrook Igrounds to while away the time, 1before the opening of the enter-E i tainment program at about 7:30. iThe comments of everybody are highly favorable to the new sys- I tern. I And that program looks better I every hearing, too. Chairman Wal- l ISHELTON ACTIVE w..- l CLUB EARNS TWO I DISTRICT HONORS Paul Marshall Elected District Governor, Local Club Wins Visitation Trophy No other club among the 12 .- now comprising District One came 1out of the annual spring conven- ition of the: district at Olympia I last Saturday with as many hon- ;ors as the Shelton Active club, ireturning delegates report. , For one thing, the Shelton Act— Iivians succeeded in having their brother member, elected unanimously as District One governor, succeeding Art Fairchild of Willapa Harbor. His one—year term begins following the Active International conven- tion at Portland in July. For a second thing, the Shelton ,club was declared winner oi' the 'annual District One inter-club visitation contest with a total of 14,033 man-miles rolled up in 18 inter-club visits, most of them ,made since the first of the year. Shelton dethroned the Willapa Harbor club,‘ last year’s winner, which placed second this year I with 10,967 man-miles. Last year Willapa Harbor won with 13,- 938 miles while the Shelton club was sixth with 4,065 miles. , John Replinger of Shelton acted ; as District Inter-Club Visitation Chairman this year. He announc- ed the following standings at the close of the visitation contest: Club Visits Mileage I Shelton .................. ..18 14,033 Willapa Harbor ....18 10,967 Olympia .................. _.10 8,471 Montesano ...... __ 7 8,390 Port Angeles . 5 7,071 Bremerton ...... .. . 6 6,177 Aberdeen .... .. ..10 4,192 Hoquiam .......... _. 6 2,939 Kelso ...................... .. 1 1,233 Woodland . 1 712 Rainier .................. ,. 0 000 *Port Townsend .... .. 0 000 “Chartered too late to have a chance. Chairman Replinger reported that this year's contest resulted in 82 inter-club visits and 64,185 total man miles against 47 visits and 50,139 man miles last year. Replinger acted as secretary for the District convention business session Saturday. The Shelton club's official delegates to the convention were: President George Dunning, Vice-President Chuck Rowe, and Bill Dickie. id $2: the first invited to cOunty Tubercu— V . gimp“. said she was endlnuously by doc- efi the convention on eg‘Ven her talk at mxplaining how the . fins was started here m0!“ Obtained in its All phhS_ of operation. 3 thl’fillcians she talk- hy the Convention, en- her e Success of the l.» ‘ * effo . . ~, 0h rt to instigate ' 1“} .in their com» aVldson said. at“! interesting pro- 10nal convention led to the convenw ggthSeda Buchanan, ar B se'c ,A. ,y of the State 3%} 33 n, and the state n MtEO‘Jnty display in -, -lnuchMrS. Davidson’s n; D attention and aVldson said, and the state tuber- “ In Wenatchee Store gm New » s s. g) "'1 55 m tion bty the favorable “ling {:1 an advertising whi ‘3 Public About (bench he ran last .» berg, proprietor store, announced store is commen- cq In'ténts, which are “amt the public 3 0f the medical carry worthwhile pto.ms of various times the ad- a e the necessity an thsician at the mg Illness. 111, {neht in the ser- Tfie, omgltlt’s Journal 110 her ad ap— ‘skia‘y’S paper and "Eng Drlnted in next firms Beginning in read {Silents will ap- ‘ Shelton - Introducing New Safeway Store’s Head Man ——Photo by Andrews Studio Presenting Roy Maddux, new manager for Safeway’s 10094l grocery emporium. Mr. Mad- dux, who formerly operated. a store in the Tacoma city (1155- trict, has purchased a home .111 Shelton and moved his family here, so it looks as if he in-V tends to stay for awhile. Shel- ton people who contacted ROY during his big manager’s 8318 last week know that his Pleas' ant personality and desire to he of service will make him a valuable addition to the com- munlty. l he annual Chamber of Commerce . w . , l served in one mg group at a spec- Paul Marshall. , . given 2 I I I . . l I l l. I I I 'ter M. Elliott announced today‘ I l I l l I TIITERITIOIIS IN .store, and will have inlaid lino— ileum completely covering pi ' I. Consolidated Wit Th SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, May 20, 1941. LBANRfiAIderbrook Inn Program ‘ ‘Thursdaymcfiitihipg' Fancy ll HONORS . the general concensus of the 0pm-. that in addition to the talk to be by Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, the “second lady of the land" since she is the President’s daughter, the program will in- clude vocal solos by Louis Karl Weiicl and Miss Ida Olson, clar-' inct selections by Arthur Biohl, Shelton's ace. school clarinet play- er, and a surprise number which> Chairman Elliott is keeping un—E der his hat until he springs it dur- ‘ ing the evening. I The dinner will feature chickeni as its piece de resistance and willl be served at $1 per plate. Reser- vations are requested by Wednes- day night with either Chamber' President Ed Faubert or Chamberi Secretary Harold Lakeburg. Miss Clara Eastwood and Miss Eloise Flagg, proprietors of Ald- erbrook Inn, invite all who plan to attend the Chamber’s program to come as early as they wish. “You‘ll find it fun just to sit and look at the canal or wander about the grounds after eating," they suggest. OLSEN FURNITURE STORE UNDERWAY; Second Floor To Be Filled In And Entire Store Completely Redecorated With carpenters’ hammers ring- ing busily, extensive alterations now under way at the Olsen Fur- niture Co., are rapidly taking shape, according to Ole Olsenn proprietor. Main part of the new construc— tion involves the filling in of the open space in the second floor, in order to form a complete sec- ond floor and increase the amount of floor space materially. Mr. Olsen also announced that he contemplates a complete re- decoration job throughout his the main floor. Changes involve re- moval of partitions on the main floor and remodeling of the busi- ness office. The ambitious project will en- able Mr. Olsen to present two complete floors of modern furni— ture to give his customers great- er choice, and will give him floor space to display an even more complete stock of furniture than he now has. Mr. Olsen announced that he' also planned enlargement of the electrical department with a greater variety of electrical ap- pliances, and will also install a bedding department in connection with his bedroom furniture sec- tion. About two weeks will be nec-: cssary to complete all the Chan-f ges planned, Mr. Olsen said. SURGERY PERFORMED Lloyd Fisher of Lilliwaup was admitted to Shelton hospital last Sunday for. surgical treatment. THIS HARSTINE CALF SHOULD GROW 331/3 PER CENT FASTER By Della Goetsch Harstine Island, May 19. —— Just about a year ago, on May 28 to be exact, the Journal carried a story under the striking head- line, “Harstine Heifer Height Of Something Or Udderl”, in which your correspondent endeavored to give well merited publicity to Baby Jeanne, a member of the Harriman dairy herd, who was at that time just one year old and had six perfectly developed teats instead of the usual four. Great heights of bovine fame were prophesied for Baby Jeanne by those of us who had faith, but very few possessed such faith. The vast majority got out the old wet blanket, soused it in the coldest water obtainable at the time, and threw it over any small spark of enthusiasm which a‘be- liever tried to kindle regarding the heifer’s promising future. All such pessimists gave their em- phatic opinions that, in the event the young “critter” should grow to full maturity and should be— come a mother, only four of the lacteal glands would be found to be in working order, the other two having degenerated into the purely ornamental state. Wet Blankets “All Wet” These evil prophets often hit upon the truth, but in the case of Baby Jeanne they are a com— plete washout; for last week the Harrimans, Mr., ‘Mrs. and Nellie, went on a spring round-up and corralled the two year old animal together with her day-old calf. The heifer had been roving wild for a year or more, picking her llvmg from the luscious wild Pasture of the island, and the Slght of people threw her .into a state of terror (though the Har- riman family are really not very bad to look at) and much diffi- culty was met with on the trip from where Baby Jeanne was found. to the barn at the ferry landing. Obstinate refusals to be caught resulted in a change of tactics. The skipper picked up the tiny calf (masculine gender) and carried it, with the young leost of constructing a sewer to street after a request made bovine mother following as close- I“\ STREETWORK I REQUESTS RY .' I U NE T I R ST Macadam surfacing Will Be Done By City For $64 A Block If Property Owners File Requests Shelton citizens desiring to have dust-laying work done on the streets on which they live were reminded today by Mayor William Stevenson that applications for that work must be filed at the city hall by June 1. The offer made by the city this year is one of the most rea- sonable property owners could wish for, the mayor pointed out. ‘ A hard surface, macadam, like that now on such streets as Franklin, Seventh, Cascade be- tween the highway and the Bor- deaux, Bellview, and some other city thoroughfares will be laid by the city street department if property owners will raise the sum of $64 per block, or $8 per 60 foot lot. The city will pay the balance of the cost from the AY War, and lives in that service and street funds, Mayor Stevenson pointed out. , No unit smaller than a full memorial flower, and block will be undertaken. Sev- eral blocks have already been filed by property owners. City officials must know by that June 1 date so that they can tell how much money will be left in the street fund to spend on surfacing the approach thor- oughfares to the city such as Pioneer Way, Capitol Hill road, west Railroad Avenue, etc., May- or Stevenson explained. May 23 and 24, COUNCIL SESSION BRIEF, MATTERS MOSTLY ROUTINE Business acted upon by the city council at its semi-monthly meeting Thursday was chiefly routine in nature and the city dads adjourned by 9:30 o'clock. At the water committee’s rec-, ommendation, the council author- ized immediate repairs to the Angleside water tank to put it in proper condition, the cost to be about $500. City Attorney Charles. R. Lew- is reported on the new‘w‘a‘tér sys- ten and read the‘ contsact be- tween the city a‘nd the Valley Construction Company, successful bidder on the installation work connected with the improvements and extensions to the water sys- tem planned under the $50,000 revenue bond issue approved by city voters last December. The council authorized Mayor Steven- son and City Clerk Glenn W. Landers to sign the contract with the Valley Construction Company in behalf of the city. The sewer committee was giv- en the matter of investigating the 1918.” "Pro'P‘ Loop’s 32 consecutive years at the head of the Shel- ton school system‘ was the sub- ject of an interesting article pub- Washington Education Journal. The article was written by Ar- thur L. Marsh. editor of the mag- azine and was accompanied by in- dividual pictures of Mr. Loop and the late Irene S. Reed, who match- ed Mr. Loop’s service year-for- year as a member of the Shelton school board until her death a year ago, and a larger picture of Irene S. Reed High School. Because of its close connec- tion with the Shelton school sys- tem and the historical data giv- en in it, the article is reproduced here: Like Goldsmith’s vicar father, at least one school man in Wash- ington has been supremely con- tent to live long and serve well in one spot—-in a community that well might be styled this state‘s “loveliest village.” Since August, 1909, H. Enzo Loop has been superintendent of schools in the town of Shelton. And in this thirty-second consecutive year in one position and 38 years of school service, he seems to this interviewer like the ancient lead- er of the Exodus—“his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.” Retirement for teach- ers has long been one of his spe‘ cial interests, but evidently not for himself. Mr. Loop, after graduating from the State Normal at Belling- ham (then Whatcom), beganhis school service as a teacher in East Sound, where he taught three years. Then three more years at Puyallup where he served as prin- cipal of Maplewood Grade, School one year and ‘principal of the high school and football coach 'two years. When he assumed the Shelton superintendency, it was not, of course, the sizable system of 1500 pupils and 53 teachers which it has become as the lumber village has grown into a fac- tory town. Then about 350 pu- pils and a three-year unaccred- ited high school with four teach- and into Olympia View additionJ and how to finance such an im- provement after a petition on the matter was read by Clerk Lan- ders. Engineer Burwell Bantz was authoriZed to establish the grade on the west end of Birch by (Continued on Page Four) 1y as her sense of danger would allow, until the Harriman arms gave out and he was obliged to place the wabbly son of Taurus on its tiny feet and alternately shove and haul it the rest of the mile and a half trip home. 100% Useful . After the two had been com- fortably in-stalled. in the Harri- man stable, Mrs. Harriman took over, seated her graceful self gin- gerly upon the old milk stool and proceeded to extract the pre- cious lacteal fluid from one pair after another of the six fonts, Baby Jeanne Standing surprising- ly quietly during the process with a manger full of alfalfa before her and her proud nose buried in a box of rich dairy feed. It would be difficult to say what this young mother was thinking about, but it would not be surprising to know that she was composing a. letter to be sent to the Stork which might read: “Bring on your sextuplets, we are ready for ers. It was accredited his first ’em.” year. One building, the present The latest addition to the Har- Lin001n grade school, housed the riman herd, Baby Jeanne’s baby, has not yet been given a name, unless the family decides to be- stow upon the willful little fawn- colored fellow one or more of the artistically interesting titles with which the skipper addressed him while struggling to induce the uncomprehending young beautie to go home. Several of these names were extremely appropriate, but failed to impress the calf, which Mr. Harriman found to be fully as difficult to control as the old and obstreperous ferry with which he struggles daily. But whether the young animal ever acquires a permanent title or ‘not makes little difference. The im- portant thing is that, with six instead of four fawcets to draw from, this little fellow will never get any wrinkles from worrying about where his next meal is com- ing from, and if mathematics can be depended upon, he stands a good chance of growing thirty- and a third percent faster than other calves do. system. He built the Bordeaux elementary school. Then, in 1923, the Irene S. Reed high school, donated by Mr. Mark E. Reed, long-time lumber “king” and out- standing legislator of this region, (Continued on Page Six) COMMUNITY TONIGHT—Kiwanis club ladies’ night inter-club program, 6:30 dinner, Shelton Hotel. TONIGHT—American L e gi o n post and auxiliary meetings, 8 p. m., Memorial Hall. WEDNESDAY—Active Club din- ner meeting, 6:30 p. m., Shel- ton Hotel. THURSDAY—Chamber of Com- merce annual dinner meeting and program at Alderbrook Inn, dinner served as you arrive from 5:30 on, program starts at. 7:30. in Shelton Independent lished in the May issue of the' POPPY DAY PROCLAMATION May claimed as Poppy Day in Shelton, in a proclamation issued today by Mayor Wil- liam Stevenson. The Mayor called upon all citizens to observe the day by wear- ing the memorial poppy of The American Legion Aux- iliary or the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friday and Saturday,‘ 23 and 24, were pro— The proclamation stated : “Whereas, the wearing of the memorial poppy is a fitting and effective way of keeping bright the memory of those young men who gave their lives in America’s service in the World “Whereas, men of Shelton served gallantly in that war, some being called upon to sacrifice their “Whereas, the present national emergency requires the same type of unselfish patriotism displayed by the men and symbolized by their “Whereas, the women of the American Le- gion Auxiliary and Veterans of the V.F.W. post will distribute veteran-made memorial poppies throughout the city on Friday and Saturday, “Now, therefore, I, William Stevenson, Mayor of the City of Shelton, do May 23 and May 24, to be Poppy Days in the City of Shelton, and urge all citizens to observe the days by wearing the memorial poppy of the Am- erican Legion and American Legion Auxiliary the Veterans of Foreign Wars in honor of the men who died for America in the war of 1917 and proclaim the days of 01‘ ‘PROF’ .LOOP’S 32 YEARS WITH SHELTON SCHOOL SYSTEM IS SUBJECT OF MAGAZINE STORY \ ‘PROF.’ LOOP Rates A Bouquet HeadquHEters Established By 2 Poppy Forces Headquarters for ,the poppy sales to be conducted here Fri- day and Saturday by the Ameri- CALENDAR. can Legion Auxiliary and the V. F. W. post have been selected and will be established as follows: V. F. W. Headquarters at office of W. A. Magoon, 325 Railroad Avenue with Chairman Fred Hick- son in charge; Legion Auxiliary headquarters at Shelton Sporting Goods store, Second and Railroad, with Mrs. Harold Munson in charge. The squads of Poppy salesmen PRESENTATION Beautification Project Enters S t at e Contest Shelton’s Railroad Avenue beautification project has. been entered in a contest sponsored by the State Federation of Gar- den Clubs to find the finest civ- ic improvement made during the past year in a Washington town. That contest is to be decided today or tomorrow during the State Federation’s annual con- vention in Walla Walla. The entry of the Shelton project was submitted by the Shelton Gar- den Club, a member of the State Federation, in the form of a. scrapbook or history of the start and progress of the pro- ject. Mrs. Frank Bishop authored a cleverly written, somewhat. humorous account of the history and progress of the project while Mrs. Walter Kullrich ll- lustrated the account with stick-figure drawings, also of a humorous trend. MRS. WITSIERS NEW LEGION AUXILIARY DISTRICT PREX Y Shelton Woman Elected To High- est Post In 4th District; Big Delegation From Here Mrs .Martha Witsiers, past president of the Fred B. Wivell American Legion post auxiliary unit, was elected Fourth District American Legion Auxiliary presi- dent last Thursday at the annual district convention at Orting. She will be installed during the annual department, convention at 'Yakima in August and will then announce her appointments to the various district committees. As usual, Fred B. Wivell post and auxiliary proved to be one of the most lively units in the Fourth District by sending up a large delegation to the district convention, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Witsiers, Mr. and Mrs. John Eliason, Sheriff and Mrs. E. F. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Clothier, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Dobson, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Wivell, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Soule, Dr. and Mrs. M. C. Melcum, Homer McComb, Al Huerby, Ed Faubert, Harold Lakeburg, Earl Johnson and Walt Nash. This evening reports of the district convention will be given at the semi—monthly meetings of the post and auxiliary in Memor- ial Hall. They open at eight o’clock. LARGEST SHOW NOW PLAYING IN SHELTON Commander John Eliason of Fred B. Wivell American Legion post declared yesterday that the United American Shows which set up its tents and concessions on the Mt. View prairie yesterday is the largest show that has yet come to Shelton.\ It is being spdnsored by American Legion post, which will benefit by a. percentage of the gate receipts. The trapeze artists with the show are outstanding, Command- er Eliason said, and on the whole the show appears to be the finest Shelton has yet seen. will sally forth from those two central points armed with big batches of the bright red poppies which they will endeavor to sell to everyone on the streets of Shel- ton during those two days. Results of the Legion Aux- iliary poppy poster contest were announced today by Mrs. E. F. Martin, auxiliary poppy sales chairman. Corrin Lundberg won first prize and Thelma Turner second at the senior high, Eileen Tough first prize and Cora Cole second prize at the junior high, Barbara Butler first prize at Lin. coln grade school. The posters will be used in the window- advertising for the poppy sale with a special display to be made of the five winning posters named above, Mrs. Martin said. Sportsmen Trout Feed On May 29th Hood' Canal Sportsmen Ass’n members can expect one of the most interesting programs in many months for their May meet- ing a week from this Thursday, Acting President Harold Ellis an- nounced today. Besides election of officers, the program will feature motion films shown by W. S. Heckman of his trip around the U. S. last year, and a trout feed to be prepared by Fred Ulrich, the old maestro of the kitchen. So save the date of May 29, at Hoodsport school, sportsmen. DISTINGUISHED GUESTS WILL Some interesting notations have come in about the Open House which will be held at the library Wednesday evening, May 28th, from 7:30 p. m. to 10. Several of the exhibits are assured and many out-of—town friends have stated that they will be present. Miss Mildred Stumer and Miss Ruth Dunbar of Olympia are coming. Miss Stumer. will dis- play some of her work as a sculptor. Judge Beals will bring over some of his famous Bibles. Mrs. Beals will accompany him. From Olympia too, will come Judge and Mrs. Bruce Blake. Mrs. Blake was formerly state librar- lian. Miss Lillian Collins, librar- ATTEND LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE ian of the Olympia Public Library and her staff are interested. This is a check up on the first of the out-of-town friends from whom those in charge of the evening have heard. Preparations for the display of some of the outstanding pictures of the Shelton Camera Club are under way. Later the musical numbers and the names of those who will deliver short speeches will be given. Watch the follow- ing issues of the paper for the completed program. Enough da- ta has already been given to show that Wednesday evening, May 28th, at the library is a. must date on Shelton and Mason Coun- ty’s calendar. 7oui ofevcry IQ pcdesll'ion imfiic fatalities ~ the jfiofiwamwm hdfimdhhcsfilseeym ftp/ow We Bah/(f ,i ~. '—.<MAMh§§ vioumm suriv . or... u. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER CEREMONY BETWEEN 2 AND 3 FRIDAY IN FRONT OF POSTOFFIOE Railroad Avenue Beautification Project To Be Turned Over To City; Stores To Close For Hour One of the finest civic improve- ments in Shelton’s history comes . to its official conclusion next Fri— day afternoon when the Garden Club officially presents to‘ the. City of Shelton the Railroad Ave- nue beautification project during ceremonies to be conducted be- tween two and three o’clock. Shelton‘s retail stores, through the Retail Trades Committee, have agreed to close during that hour to allow everyone to witness the ceremonies. City School Supt. H. E. Loop has agreed to dismiss school during that hour, also. Mrs. George Cropper, president of the Garden Club, will make 'the speech of presentation from the steps of the new Shelton post- office building with Mayor Wil. liam Stevenson accepting on be- half of the City of Shelton. Bands Last Appearance One of the features of the ceremonies will be music by the crack Shelton school senior band, which has earned the highest pos~ sible ranking in its two appear- ances in prep band competition this spring. Its most recent con— quest was at the Northwest Re- gional meet at Tacoma last week- end against bands from Washing- ton, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The Shelton band earned the “Su- perior” rating, highest possible, in the Regional competition Sat- urday. The band’s appearance at the presentation program Friday af- ternoon probably will be the last opportunity for the public to hear it in action this school term. The ceremonies will be held in front of the postoffice building with the city police department having the assignment of clear- ing Mark E. Reed Way of all traffic and parked cars during the holir from two to three o’clock and also of keeping cars from parking along~ the north side 'of Railroad avenue from First to Fifth street during the same ‘per— iod so that everyone attending the presentation program may have the opportunity of walking along the edge of the beautification pro- Ject and seeing it without inter- ruption at close range. Project To Be Complete Planting of the shrubs and plants in the final block of the project, from Fourth to Fifth streets, is about completed to- day and will be ready in ample time for the presentation cere- monies. Only the grass will be lacking from that final block. Plans for the presentation cere- monies were completed Friday night when; a committee of civic club presidents and businessmen met with the Garden Club’s pro- ject committee at the Shelton Hotel. Attending that meeting were Mrs. Cropper, Mrs. Emery- W. Burley, Mrs. Frank Bishop, Mrs. Ed Faubert, Mrs. James Fris- ken, Mrs. L. D. Hack and Mrs. George Drake of the Garden club committee; M a y o r Stevenson, President Homer Taylor of the Kiwanis club, President George Dunning of the Active Club, Bruce Wilcox of the Retail Trades Com- mittee, and Dick Watson and Bill Dickie, representatives of The Journal. For those who have more than the hour to spare, the high school baseball game between Shelton and Olympia will start at Loop Field at three o’clock, immediate- ly following the presentation pro- gram. Grapeview Home Burns, 2 Other Fires Reported Three rural fires, one of which completely destroyed a. farm resi- dence at Grapeview, occurred in Mason County last week. The residence of M. L. Hoke at Grapeview was completely razed. According to information reaching the Journal, Mrs. Hoke went out to feed and water the turkeys and found the kitchen in flames upon returning to the house. The blaze spread so rap- idly that nothing was saved from the house. The other two fires occurred in Skokomish Valley, where roof blazes did small damages to the homes of Fred Bell and Mrs. Ms.- bel Weaver, but were extinguish- ed before seriously injuring the structures. TOT KICKED BY HORSE Four-year-old Norma. Zeuner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zeuner of Seattle, suffered severe head injuries Saturday when she was kicked by a. horse while vis- iting at the W. F. Price home in Skokomish Valley. She was ta.- ken to Shelton hospital for treat- ment, where attendants today re- ported she is doing quite well. EMERGENCY OPERATION Mr. and Mrs. Charles'R. Lewis were called to Seattle yesterday when an emergency appendicitis operation was performed at SWed- ish hospital upon their son, Jack, who is employed at the Boeing Airplane Factory.- Jack was re- sponding nicely this morning, Mr. Lewis said after returning to She]- ton.