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VOLUME XXXIV. LARGEST CLASS TO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS MONDAY, MAY 24th IS FIRST CLASS IN HISTORY OF LOCAIL HIGH SCHOOL TO ; GIVE FIRST HONORS TO BOY Shelton high school will graduate he largest class in its history when the 28 members of the class of 1920 receive their diplomas at the eleventh annual commencement exercises which will be held at the Earlwin hail on :Monday, May 24th, at 8 p. n. The class is unique in many ways. :It is the first class to give its highest scholastic honors to a boy. Walter Schumacher obtained the highest .average with Edmund Skelsey second in standing. It is also the first class -to number among its members those "who have obtained their schooling ,entirely under the guidance of Supt. Loop. The clas of 1921 have charge of the hall and its decoration and have been busy for the past few days with these arrangements. The closing pro- :gram was carefully scheduled this :year and has been closely followed :making the closing days much bet- .er organized than heretofore. Each member of the class is required to file a written thesis on some approv- .ed subject. They have been busr on :them for the last few weeks along with their other commencement du- ties. A number of the class members :hve already made plans for the coming year. Some are going to college, some to Normal and some into hospitals for training. The baccalaureate sermon will be <lelivered by Rev. Thomas at the i Methodist church Sunday evening, May 23rd. Everyone is cordially in- vited to be with the class on this .date. The Commencement address will be .delivered by Prof. Clark P. Bissett )f the University Of Washington. The class and their friends are look- ing forward to this address as" Prof. Bissett is considered one of the best .1speakers in the state. The list of graduates and the com- nencement program follows: Program Earlwin Hall, Monday, May 24th. :Invoation ........... C. L. Gilbert Salutatory ......... Edmund Skelsey Piona Solo ............ Ruby Carlson Address ........... Clark P. Bissett Vocal Solo ............ Jean Shorter "Valedictory ..... Walter Schumacher Presentation of Diplomas ........... ......... ' ......... W. A. Johnson Class Colors--Pul:ple and White. Class Flower-- Write Rose. Class Motto---"Thus Endeth Our :First Lesson." (Continued on page 4) b, , " .ODD FELLOW JEWEL IS GIVEN WILLIAM CALLOW ]FORMER MASON COUNTY CIT- IZEN HONORED AT CHAR- LESTON William Callow, city 'clerk of Char- ]eston, is the proud possessor of a nost beautiful jewel awarded :to hint :by the Independent Order "of Odd Fellows on last Saturday evening. Fully two hundred members of the rganization were present at the Odd Fellows' hall in Charleston on Satur- .day night, visitors from stirrounding organizations of the same order and Rebekahs, the auxiliary body, being well represented. A splendid banquet prepared by the ladies of the Rebekahs followed u short business session of the or- ganization, during which toasts and speeches from the visiting members were enjoyed. While the banquet was at its heighth, Perry M. Watson, secretary of the Bremerton organization of Odd Fellows, arose and in a neat pre- sentation speech produced a beauti- ful jewel of the order which had been especially prepared and engraved in honor of William Callow, who has been a continuous and faithful work- ing member of the Odd Fellows for fifty consecutive years. The presentation came as a' sur- prise to Mr. Callow and he feels justly proud of the beautiful emblem which was donated by his fratrnal :brothers as a token of love and a tribute to the loyalty, zeal and prin- ciples Mr. Callow has exemplified in Odd Fellowship during the past fifty years. The jewel is a beautifully engraved gold emblem, showing a semi-sphere ,of the universe and the three links representing Odd Fellowship, while the numerals "50" are set in an ar- tistic background of diamonds. On the bck of the jewel is engraved "William Callow, Port Orchard Lodge No. 145, I. O. O. F."Bremerton ' Searchlight. Recurring to Mexico it is noted that Carranza is finally on ,the rtln and the new rvvolutionary element is in the saddle with, Villa still above and lo6kbi o =- ," SHELTON, MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON,, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1920 NATIVE SON OF THURSTON COUNTY CALLED BY DEATH William J. Littlejohn passed away at the home of "his sister, Mrs. Fred Goldsby, a Michigan Hill, near Cen- tralia, Monday forenoon. Mr. Little- John was born at Grand Mound, in this county, December 28, 1869, and has made his home in Thurston County pracAcally all his life. He is survived by his father, four brothers, Frank, Robert vnd Fred, living in Olympia, and Charley, in Alaska, and by one sistec, Mrs. Fred Goldsby, liv- ing at Michigan Htll.--Olympian. NORTHEAST COMMUNITY HOLDS FAIR AT ALLIT; LARGE ATrEND00CE FOUR DISTRICT SCHOOLS VIE IN SHOWING ACCOMPLISH. MENTS Northeastern Community Center held its annual fair in the new school house at Allyn Monday, the attend- ance being the largest in that district since America entered the war. A1- lyn, Detroit, Bclfair and Victor com- pose the northeastern center and there was a good attendance from each of these, the children in their prettiest clothes and brightest smiles being one hundred per cent present, and all. loaded up with school yells that attested not only their patrio- tism and local pride but their posses- sion of excellent lungs. Exhibits of the work of the pupils were displayed in the basement and from the number of blue cards at- tached to individual efforts the mem- bers of the awarding committee ap- parently saw a great deal of merit entitled to recognition.' The art work in the primary de- partment of the Allyn school, which is" under the direction of Miss Hazel Tweedie, attracted much attention from the visitors and elicited many compliments for the teacher and her youthful ,.charges. Miss Tweedie has been very successful in her school work in Allyn and the parents are very anxious that she be induced to renew her contract for next season. The exhibits from the ninth and tenth grades of the Detroit school were excellent and would compare favorably with the work of the same grades in the larger districts. Prominently displayed in the fron of the Belfair booth was the slogan I "Belfair Stands for Best," and less I prominent but fully as striking were'] the words "Belfair 100 per cent I Yank!" Bennett W. Howard, teacher I of the Belfair school and leader of l the community center, gave evidence af his intention to make good on this latter 'claim when he made the feature of his program a flag drill, putting his charges through" a series of calisthenics to show that the BeN fair school, at least, is trying to Overcome the physical deficiency so prominently displayed in preparing our young men for their part in the World War. The feature of the Detroit program was the "Spring Song" in the oper- etta "Bobble Shafto," showing great care, intelligent instruction and a world of patience on the part of the teachers, Mrs. Vissel and Miss Nel- son. The greater part of the pupils at the Victor school are girls and in their display in the exhibits fancy work predominated. In the program presented by this school, which is in charge'of Miss Emma Larsen, a clever dialogue was featured. The judges who awarde,:i the prizes were Mr. Baker of Allyn, Mr. Lar-qen and Mr. Irving of Bdlfair and Mr. Britton of Detroit. Mrs. Lee Baker, assisted by her daughter, Miss Virginia Lee, had charge of the ice cream booth during the exercises, with Miss Tweedie as cashier and the latter reported that the receipts ran over $40.00. The new school building is not yet entirely completed but has served all school purposes during the past term. It is a fine building and a. decided credit to :the district. BROKEN SPRING LANDS LOADED CAR IN DITCH A touring car driven by Rufus Dunbar ran off the end of the bridge at the City Springs last Thursday night mid dropped into the stream below the dam Without injuring any of the seven passengers who were with him. He says a broken front I spring cramped the wheels so that he was unable to make the turn. Aside from a broken top and wind- shield the car was not badly dam- aged. CATERPILLARS COMING For several years this section has been comparatively free from the caterpillar pest, while the codling moth and scales have been more ac- tive than usual. Reports from other places indicate the return of the caterpillar this season in increasing numbers, and it is quite likely they are coming to visit the orchards here. Those who have fruit trees might well watch out for the pests and hunt for the egff rings around the small limbs. ' PROCLAIMS HOLIDAY I ATHLETIC CLUB PLAN DANCE I AND CRAZY BASEBAL'L GAME TO BUILD CITY PARK; ,o be a "scream" [in baseball will be pulled off by the |Shelton Athletic Club on Saturday, May 29th at 5 p. m. The two teams will be composed of carefully picked BUSINESS TO players of very mediocre baseball ability. In fact all local players of the semi-pro class will be barred. Then the club is going to wind up the day with another "scream" of a WILL DISMISS SCHOOLS PROCLAMATION RECENTLY APPOINTED PARK Whereas the Kneeland In- COMMISSION LAYS PLANS vestment Company has given Kneeland Park to the Town of FOR BIG AFTERNOON OF Shelton upon condition subse-. WORK AND PLAY quent that said Park be used for public park purposes. Shelton will enjoy a half holiday And whereas said park re- and build its park next Wednesday quires improving and care in afternoon, May 26th from 1 to 5 order to prepare and beautify o'clock, according to the proclama- the same for public park pur- tiou issued yesterday by Major poses, Mathewson. Every business house I Now therefore, I, F. C. Math- will close its doors between those" ewson, Mayor of the Town of hours and every citizen is expected to spend the time cleaning up and] Shelton, Washington, by virtue beautifying Kneeland Park of which of the official position in me the city has so recently come into[ vested, do hereby declare Wed- possession. I nesday afternoon, May 26, 1920, It is the purpose of the mayor to- from the hours of one to five, make this day the occasion of a gen- [ a public holiday, and do hereby eral get-together for the city and the i call upon the people of the. county as well. He says that there I Town of Shelton to cease from is work for every man, woman and 'their usual and customary oc- child on that day and every one cupations and devote said hol- should do his part to make Kneeland iday to improving and beauti- Park a place in which the entire lying said Kneeland Park. county can take pride. Let all labor be suspended, Pramptly at 1 o'clock the business let the schools be dismissed, houses will close their doors and the let the business houses close schools will be dismissed for the to the end that this municipal afternoon. All are asked to furnish enterprise may be successfully tools if possible but come anyway. I 'carried on. Those who have investigated the Done this 20th day of May, Park carefully say that with corn-I 1920,' paatively little effort it can be made I F.C. MATHEWSON, into an excellent camping gound. I Mayor of the Town of Shelton. And it is the purpose of tlte corn-I mittee to make it accessible at once] , , " to tourists for this purpose. Plenty I of prett girls will be on hand to If pass out lemonade for thirsty work-/H. E. Drew secretary, W. A. John- ers. I son, J. Lee Pauley and E. H. Fan- At its last meeting the city council bert. A. E. Hillier was appointed as appointed a park commission to con- an ex-ofllcio member of the commis- sist of H. Parry Jones, chairman; sion. THE TIME TO BUILD. :: , "Shelttml'eeds"badseore,or more of new homes and the conditions are fast becoming right to build them. The readjustments of earlier in the year have placed most of Shelton renters in homes of their own by the buyi0g process, leaving but few places open to rental, and none very desirable. Yet a new family comes in every day or so seeking tem- porary homes and many of them are forced to go elsewhere, while not a few who are working in the logging camps would bring their families here from the cities if homes could be found for them. While most of these would be transient, some of them would become permanent residents, attracted by our good school facilities, modern town conveniences and cheap living. New homes would give Shelton's population a needed boost,and more business. Lumber is now coming downward to a price to justify building, either for a. home or for rentals. A fair rental can now be secured which would make home building a good investment. Other materials are also to be had at fairly reasonable prices, not out of proportion to the wage increases earned by laborirlg men. Carpenters, too, are available at fair wages compared with those prevailing in cities. Property in Shelton has gone upward but little as yet, and vacant lots can be had at low prices still. They are not likely to be any lower, but prospects for the future will cause values to increase mater- ially before the year is over, and to do,,lble within three years; thus offering a profitable investment on both land and buildings. There is ample idle money drawing but a low rate of interest, or none at all, in the community, for the Shelton Bank has around $285,000 in individ- ual savings accounts alone. While we would not encourage anyone to get into debt for needless ex- penditures, it is always wise to make such a move toward acquiring a home. Home-owning is among the first principles of our for mof government, the bulwark of our nation. The man who owns a home and raises his family therein is a far better citizen to both the community and the nation, because he takes a deeper interest in his surroundings as well as political affairs in general, shares the responsibil- ities of his neighbors and develops a high brand of of Americanism. We need more real Americans. To the man who thinks he will wait awhile till things drop more, we can only suggest thathis earn- ings will take a corresponding drop and will go no further in the end, so it will really be no harder to build today than it was ten years ago under a lower scale of prices, and wages. Now that lumber is again plentiful here and good weather at hand the time to build is ripe. NO. 23 dance at the Erlwin hall. The pur- pose of the celebration is to raise l enough money to settle up the Ath- letic Club's obligations for the past season. You can't afford to miss either attraction. i" MAKE PLANS TO HAVE ROUSING THREE-DAY FOURTH CELEBRATION CHIEF AIM OF COMMITTEE IB TO BRING ALL OLD RESI- DENTS BACK ONCE MORE Shelton will observe this Fourth with a rousing old-fashioned three- day celebration. This was the con- clusion reached at a joint meeting of the Minute Women and the High School Alumni held at the high school on Monday evening and has received the hearty, endorsement of the cit- izens in general. It was the pinion of the gathering that the entertaimnent should include the observance of Saturday, Sunday .... and Monday, July 3rd, 4th and 5th. Saturday ahd Monday are suggested as the real celebration days with Sun- ay as the general get-together day for picnics and homecomings. One of the prin.cipal aims of the committee in charge will be to bring as many as possible of the old residents and former Sheltonites back once more. W. A. Johnson has been elected chairman of the Fourth of July com- mittee and he is at present working u: plans to start the "ball rolling." gives assurance that none of th old-time sports will be omitted if it is at all possible to include them. What he asks is the support and co- operation of every citizen to make this Fourth celebration a complete. SUCCESS. SCHOOL TO TURN INTO SANITARIUM CUSHMAN INDIAN INSTITUTION WILL BE USED FOR AIILING SERVICE MEN Washington, May 18.When the Cushman Indian school at Tacoma is closed June 30, the buildings under present arrangements, will pass to the sanitarium for the care of ser- vice men afflicted with tuberculosis of whom it is estimated there are 700 in the state of Washington. Various American Legion posts in the state have been urging this course upon the government for some time. Representative Albert Johnson today receive notification from the public health servide that after full investigation it is disposed to carry out the project and that the secretary of the treasury, having charge of the public health service,: has asked the secretary of the inter- ior to prepare a lease by which the interior department will lease the property to the public health service. LOCAL BALL BOYS GIVE TACOMA CLUB HARD WALLOPING VICTORY PLACES LOCAL TEAM IN SHAPE FOR COMING GAME WITH ELMA SUNDAY ' The Shelton baseball club staged a comeback last Sunday when they gave the Manitou Tigers of Tcoma a good walloping and came out on ' the long end of an 11 to 5 score in the second game of the season. The local boys displayed an entirely dif- ferent class of game from that of the week before and so marked was their improvement that Manager Fredson has predicted great things for them when they play the Elma nine here this Sunday. Except for a couple of changes the local lineup was the same but the playing was much better throughout. Neither team scored until the sixth inning when the visitors brought two runs and the local boys came back with a single. From then on the game went to the local club. Follow- e is the box score and summary of game. SHELTON AB R H PO A E Fredson, P., lf... 4 1 1 0 0 0 Hawk, rf ....... 5 0 2 0 0 1 Fredson, F., 2b.. 5 0 0 1 2 0 Carlson, ]b ..... 4 2 2 9 1 0 Slade, ss ........ 4 2 2 3 6 1 Miller, cf ....... 5 1 2 5 0 0 Booth, 3b ....... 4 1 1 0 2 1 Brown, c ........ 4 2 2 9 1 0 O'Neill, If ...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sutherland, p ... 2 2 1 0 2 1 section this season is very good, as fal t as noted. Cherries and plums are well set, and almost passed the stage of danger from frost or cold rains. The farmer will heed his turn at the wheel of fortune. Totals ....... 37 11 13 27 14 4 TACOMA-- AB R H PO A E Clowers, 3b ..... 4 1 1 1 2 0 Million, c ....... 4 0 0 5 0 0 Kidder, ss ...... 4 0 1 2 2 1 Hunter, 2b ...... 3 0 1 1 1 0 Riddle, cf .... '... 4 0 1 1 0 1 Capps, if ....... 4 0 1 2 0 0 Portman, lb .... 4 2 0 9 1 0 Bell, rf ..... 4 1 0 2 0 0 Manley, p ..... 3 1 0 1 1 1 Jenison, p "1" 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totals ....... 35 5 5 24 8 3 Score by innings: Shelton ...... 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 5 0--11 Tacoma ...... 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0-- 5 Summary: Stolen "basesMiller, Brown, Sutherland, Portman. Two- :base hitsFredson, Slade, Brown, Mawk 2. Three-base hits--Slade. Home run--Carlson. Double play Slade to Carlon, Carlon to Slade. Struck out--By Sutherland 7; by" Manley 3, by Jenison 2. Hit by pitch- ed ball--Carlson by Manley, Riddle by Sutherland. Bases on balls---Off Sutherland 1, off Manley 1, off Jen- ison 1. Time of game--2:10. Urn- piresKneeland and Nester. British Columbia evidently prefers the old custom and after July 15th the rule of the mad on Vancouver Island and as far East as Sumas will be "keep to the left when meeting," and auto tourists from this side of the line should bear the new rule in mind. %- GOOD BOOSTER CLUB " ' IS BRINGING RESULTS, WHEN A COMMUNITY UNITES, IT GETS WHAT IT IS AFTER The people of Allyn decided some .................... time ago that there were certain The promise for fit in this things they wanted for the general EX-SERVICE MEN TO HELP VETERANS HONOR DEPARTED COMRADES SCHOOL CItlLDREN WILL JOIN IN PARADE FROM SCHOOL GROUNDS TO LYRIC THEATRE On this Memorial and Decoration Day the thinning ranks of, the veterans, as they do honor to heir departed comrades, will be filled by young ex-service men and American Legion members. School children and ex-se'ice men will participate in the" parade oh Monday, May 31st to the Lyric Theatre where the Decoration Day services will take place at 1:30 and will be followed by the decoration of graves. The parade will form at the school grounds at. 1 p. m. The committee is at work on the program for the afternoon and very impressive services are being arrang- ed. The Memorial, services will be held on Sunday, May 30th at the Metthodist Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. The sermon will be br Rev, W. H. Thomas. The public is' invited to attend each of the 'exercises. benefit of the community and they determined to have them. Knowing that a community divided and pulling at cross purposes would never get anywhere so that you would notice it they deternined to form a boost- ors! club and get together and discuss things in which every one was inter- ested. The effort was a success and one of the results, to be seen now is the fine new two room school house. There was some opposition to this l when it was first broached, those :opposed ,arguing in favor of piecing the old school as a matter of econ- omy. Discussion, however, brought out the fact that even from an eco- nomical standpoint the tax payers would save themselves money in the long run by erecting an entirely new structure and the new building was decided upon by practically a unan- mous vote. The boosters are now after a new wharf and the pf'eliminaries have been tarried to a point where its accomplishment is practically assur- ed. To gain their object they as- sumed metropolitan airs and organiz- ed a port district, the final area of which will include all of those who will profit and be convenienced by its construction. Some minor detail yet remain to be completed, but the chief point has been settled'they know where the money is coming from to purchase the bonds as soon as they are ready to be offered for sale. All that the people of Allyn need ed, apparently, was some ' medium for bringing  them together to discuss ,public, affairs and the Booster. Club seenm to have furaish this mediun