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l ,VIMTING NE 100 i \No. 42 'r 5" AT A? IFEIE ’. General Accepts ant Details 0f 0% “May Now eted , y has non to be the at'the annual Somation home- lS not a attorney gener— of {Se reputation I ~90th 6 grand jury y two years ‘I A as . the st ‘ out. “2%, for the main Program com- .etail of thatl Ch serves the WEICOming the 1' Class of Irene 1 into the ate. Chairman . a. C U 021d ha Brag: more. Mem-‘ the jtlng Class will. lumni Ass'n at' nee to min- ll «ewrillirggfnn be held , ’ . Pe, startin .,1 kgag‘th the Easterg dime Preparing and the haul]? Which will th the . music to roghff Kelly’s en- lly hed Royal Blues Ce as recently ex— group to ten known , One Of the finest l the Same time 2 cllilssmates and l w . lilo Y." i i l l l l l .. beg] hOlding rac-i times a week.p l l fire protection, the town of ‘another step '- ygsterday when , Elixirs ordered . 6 (but set if? three candi- boskmel's 'of the daries for the the date for the‘ be :1 Petition sub- ’1 O I petition’s re- coming 1', h e 9‘ of findings J- C. McKiel; H. R. Dick- d as candi-' re conrlnussioners, V. 'uceftabushed for i’ I h as 22d itaname '.,' Dis . 0n ounty Illicit!”let ‘ “II road 8.. resolu- Which trans- eg,$5,825.88 in build (aisim- Vlously been h0g1 funds) t1163 laurels "16 his way hese laur- .'Sheriff and fcagazine for Ofel‘s and the . I“, the Wash- sans Ass’n. an “‘dl’aper" is I of 9- byline of the. Police. aft-I018 sug- sand a e - r pectlvep II Iw t9 he?“ throjgh Ollie a p01- lcle: “great endow- ;v is not to ' 00d. metals 1-a I'e',513'0nse to 18 similar ,the predator hunt, l dates as follows: A pany operations C o u n t y Offices Going on Summer Schedule Monday County courthouse Office hours go on their new sum— mer schedule commencing next Monday, so thereafter persons having business in any of the county offices will have to do it earlier than heretofore. Under the laws of 1941 pass— cd by the last legislature, coun- ty offices may maintain a daily schedule during the summer months of June, July and Ang- ust of 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., on Saturdays of 8 a. m. to noon. From September 1 to the fol- lowing June the hours are set at 9 a. m. to p. m. with Sat- urday hours from 9 a. m. to I p. in. So beginning next Monday the Mason County courthouse office hours will go under the summer schedule which calls for opening and closing an hour earlier than in the past. These hours, of course, do not apply to the sheriff’s of- fice, which, because of its na- ture, maintains at least one man on duty at all times to answer calls. SPUEISIVILN SLATE MANY FEATURES IN . THURSDAY’S MEET Election, Trout Feed, Pictures and Predator Hunt Lumpcd In Interesting Bill Several features will be lump- ied together to comprise one of 5 the'most attractive programs the Hood Canal Sportsmens Ass’n has enjoyed for a meeting in many Imonths at its May meeting this ‘Thursday evening at the Hoods- port school. l The session opens at eight o’clock With these features on the program: Election of new officers, Moving pictures by W. S. Heck~ man, Report on standings association's public hunt A trout feed prepared by Fred Ulrich. . Lawrence Munson, chairman of will have a report on the up-to-the-minute standings of hunters who have turned in points so far in the hunt. The hunt closes June 30. “This is the finest time of year to bag predator birds like crows and hawks and so forth,” Chair- man Munson said, “because this is the nesting season and the birds will respond to calls more readily than they usually do.” A number of fine prizes have been put up by merchants in Mason County for the best rec— ords made in the predator hunt. The hunt is open to the public. Membership in the Sportsmens Ass’n is not required. Kills can be turned in to any store in the county which handles sporting goods. The Heckman moving pictures are highlight scenes of a trip in t h c predator Mr. and Mrs. Heckman madc around the United States last year. The nominating committee will offer a suggested list of candi— For president, George Adams, Doane Brodie; for vice-president, Howard Lockwood, M. 0. Stark; for secretary, O. K. Linscott; for treasurer, Leo John- son. The fact that Fred Ulrich is preparing the trout feed is enough said on that matter. Danielson Gets . BODIEXIIIB Post Claude Danielson, last manager of the \Vest Coast Power com- in Shelton, has accepted a position at Coulee dam as supervisor of distribution for the Bonneville Administration and left here yesterday, accompanied by Mrs. Danielson, to report for his new duties. . The offer came to him on short notice and as a Surprise to him, he said. He did not know many of the particulars of the duties when he left here fisterda‘y. For the past couple of weeks Mr. Danielson has been working in a supervisory capacity .with the U. S. Engineers on dock con- struction at Bremerton. 312 Chinks Set Loose in County Another addition to Mason County’s game life was made yes- terday when Game Protector Paul Hughey, assisted by Sports- man Dick Karns, planted 312 Chi- na. pheasants in various localities with suitable covering. The birds were reared at the Yakima farm of the State Game Commission. l l l l in he Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, May 27, 1941. Library Open House Fete WednesdayflflOto‘lOpm.‘ Brief History of Shelton Institu- l tion is Reviewed By Librarian, To Be Exhibit Theme A By Mrs. Laura K. Plumb, 1 City Librarian l A fine program to meet every lone‘s interest and a real glimpse [into Shelton's past has been pre- ypared for the Shelton Public Lib- iray‘s guests at its Open House ,this Wednesday evening from 7:30 lP. M. to 10. Friends of the library ihave scheduled this as their meet- ling place then to talk over the ‘progress of one of Shelton's pub- ;lic service institutions in which ;they have so much pride. 1 l the Shelton Garden Club, the inter- 1ior of the building will be framed ,in flowers and shrubs. With skill- ‘iful touch of Chapter B. P.E.O. the serving of the refreshments ,will add to the charm of the pic- , ture. A lnterspersed with good music, ‘short interesting remarks from ithe various guests and the Lib- lrary Board of Trustees, the time ‘will fly by all too soon. Put in the exhibits of photography, sculp— ture, and a rare collection of old Bibles exhibited by one of the state's most noted bibliophiles for good measure and the result is a wonderful evening. An evening one must not miss! How Library Started The past! Upon it depends the present. Around 1903 the Ladies Library Association without bene— give Shelton a library. The means of raising money were the most interesting part of this experiment. Two outstanding events have come down to us. Mrs. Jean Todd Fred- son, who first dreamed the dream 'of a library for Shelton, coached two opposing baseball teams composed of women attired in bloomers, a daring costume for that day. The receipts from this match and from a home talent play later are the financial foun- dation stones of today’s library. Mrs, T. P. Fisk was a member of the cast in this play. Following are some who formed this Ladies Library Association, when the library was in the old Angle Building behind the post office: 'Mrs. A; B. Govey, Mrs. -George Draham, Olympia; Mrs. T. P. Fisk; Mrs. Mary M. Knight; Mrs. Jean Todd Fredson; Mrs. L. J. Munson; Mrs. Charles McReavy, Raymond: Mrs. Frank Willey. The first library board, organized in 1915 with Mr. Mark E. Reed as chairman and Mrs. Fanna B. \Vright as secretary, had also on it Mrs. Arthur B. Govey, Mr. La— throp and Mrs. Charles Fisk. La—‘ ter Mrs. Jeannette Ottermatt was elected treasurer. Mrs. C. L. Prit- chard joined the group afterward. Grows With The Town The first permanent librarian was Miss Sarah Philben. The first to head its work in the present building with its annex was Mrs. Florence Simpson Lawton, who is still a resident of Shelton, as are Mrs. Sadie Munson and Mrs. Ken- neth Calkins. Over the west and north doors of the library building (Continued on Page Two) Rourland’s Sale Extended Week Responding to popular demand the local 20th Century store will continue its big Spring“ Food Festival, according to Bill Bour— land, proprietor. Because the original list of priz- es was given out last Saturday at the conclusion of the first Week of the sale, two new valuable priz- es have been put up for the second week. Details may be found out at the store. Winners of the first group of prizes were, Mrs. Max Meyers, Mrs. Art Cloutier, Mrs. Hugh Hamilton and Mrs. Joe Kriener. Reflecting the artistic taste of: fit 'of taxes took upon itself to, CLASS Wine “Our life Invocation The Place of Cooperation in Piano Selection; ..................... .. Commencement Address... ' Senior Class of Irene Richard Ammerman Roy Anderson Evelyn Arndt William Batstone Elaine Bennett Franklin Berets Arthur Biehl Mary Booth Bernard Boylan Norma Brassfield Berdina Buchmann William Carder Maxine Carstairs Walter Charlson Helen Clark Maxine Clark Edgar Cole James Cormier Lynn Crossman Janis Cross Louise Daniels Lewle Daugherty Bonnie Jean Deegan Vivian Downie Verley Downie Betty Duffey Donald Eagle Mary Eager Walter Eddy June Eliason Jean Elliott Eulas Fisher I—Iugo Glaser Lloyd Gruver Frank Guyer Joy Hayden “‘Shirley Jones Robert Kimbel Victor King Myron Klink . Ralph LeDrew Helen Lemari Robert Lemke Trev Madsen Thelma McGee Elmer Meek Shirley Gerhardt ’These students are eligible to receive the Shelton junior high sends a considerably smaller class of ninth grade graduates up to senior high school next fall for the Class of 1941 numbers only 144 students as compared with last year’s 177. No graduation exercises are planned, as is the usual proced- ure. The junior high school picnic will be held next Tuesday and the last assembly of the year, to award athletic letters and an- nounce winners of inspirational awards, will be held the last day of school, which is Wednesday, June 4. ' The Class of 1941 at Shelton junior high includes the following students, some of whose advance- ment into senior high sophomore class standing still depends on final tests: Anne Ahern, Allen Alexander, Orville Anderson, Owen Ander- son, Jean Ashbaugh, Alice Att- wood, Mabel Baker. Richard Baldwin, Verna Barnes, William Baumgardner, Sam Bed- narski, Keith Bennett, Leonne Bi. na, Robert Bleeckq, Eloise Boice, Margaret Boylan, Jeanne Brad- ley, Bonnie Brown, Lorraine Brown, Hazel Buchanan, Dean Buckingham, Vernon Chambers. AWARDED IN Eighth grade diplomas will be presented to 79 Mason County rural school students at simple graduation exercises in their several districts as school closes for the 1940-41 term within the next few days. The list of eighth grade grad- uates in Mason County this year as released yesterday by County School .Supt. J. E. Martin shows Belfair with by far the largest group with 26 to receive diplomas, reflecting the tremendous in- crease in enrollment in that dis- trict this past year due to the national'defense activities at the Bremertou Navy Yard. The list follows: ’ Lower Skokomish—Betty Peter— son, Charles Mitchell, Jimmy Byrd, Marie VanOverbeke, Stella Teo, and Beulah LaClaire. Forbes*Joyce Rietdorf, Flor- ence O'Malley. Callow—David H. Beck. Tahuya——Donald Huson. Hoodsport¥Jane Bleecker, Bet- ty Dayton, Marceline Dayton, Jean Levagood, Arline Schaufler, Patricia Shumway, Hazel Werner, Jean Zimmer; Dale McClanahan, i9 EIGHTH GRADE DIPLOMAS RURAL SCHOOLS Norsby, Betty Lou Wilkinson, Bon- nie Jean Wilkinson, Hazel Marie Davis. V Middle Skokomish—Ray Buf- fington, Kenneth Johnston, John K. Tanner. Belfair—Billy Baldwin, ‘Roland Culbertson, Eldon Dillenberg, Bob man, Burton ~Michael, Gene Mick- George Rice, Donald Shannon, Richard Wells, Billy Roeder, Char- les Stolzee, Leon Benson, Myrtle Culbertson, Anna L. Keith, Juan— ita King; Dorothy Matthews, VBet'éz' Opsata, Betty Thye, Eileen Lew- is, Evelyn VNorrington. Potlatch—Elizabeth Hussman. Grapeview George Palms, Chester Hansen. Dewatto—Maxine Clark, Rich- ard Chandler, Shirley May Chand- ler. Camp 3—Lois King, Catherine Leonard. Harstine Island—Maxine Smith, Ralph Scott, Richard Glaser. Mary M. Knight—Mildred Pris- zner, Bunny Carpenter, Betty Cor.- ey, Wayne Evers, Betty Farrar, Ruth Forsberg, Ada Hogan, Kath- Ralph Miles, Dick Tyler, Bruce Johnstone. Upper SkokomishmJoseph 0. Icon Kuhnle, Ernest Palmer, Ben- ny Peckham, John Pumfrey, Ern- est Russell, Annabelle Springer. Presentation of Diplomas .......... .. Class of 1941 Marguerite Gonter Frances Gunter ’“Carol Jeanne Hatcher VernaBelle Hurst Betty Lee J emison Edward Jennings Eugene Kjesbu Aleen Kneeland Allen LaBissoniere Kenneth Latham Dorothy Leuch *Virginia Look ' *Margaret Mallows James Maloney, J r. J ames McComb Eloise Meininge’r Warren Melcum. Priscilla Francken Fae Miller E . Liv. Mildred Van .Clea‘ve Floyd Fuller Margaretta Miller Elizabeth Van Ovérbeke Weldon Galloway Peggy Miller Leonard Westlund1 Robert Gates Betty Moon . Velma ‘Wilson ‘ Betty Jean Morehouse 1 4 IN JUNIOR HIGH 9th GRADE; . CLASS ISSMALLER THIS YEAR, Dines, Joe Eaton, Arnold Heitz~l elson, Bill Newkirk, Jerry Olsen, ty Michael, Lorraine Nagle, Ilene > Thirty-second Annual , Commencement IRENE S. REED HIGH SCHOOL OF 1941 Graham Theatre a ~.o Class Colors and White Class Motto is what our thoughts make it? Class Flower Red Rose ’0’ PROGRAM Dr. Duane Smith ' Cooperation in the Home .................................. ..Thelma Turner Cooperation—«An Economic Necessity._..Walter Snelgrove, Jr. ‘: Cooperation~A Cultural Necessity .......... ..Maxine Carstairs the Government .... ..Phil Palmer ................... ..Margaret Shumway ...Dr. W. W. Haggard .................... Enzo Loop S. Reed High School *Claire Morris James Nash Joycie Nason Stuart Nutt Hardin Olund Donna 'Neill Jeanette O'Neill ’. Nedra Opoelt Nita Op 1t *Phillp almer Robert Pearson Betty Pierce v Gwendolyn Plemons Spencer Read Coraetta Cameron Renskers Donald Rose ‘ James» Rose Dorothea Rucker Thelma Ruff Helen Schillinger Peggy Scott Margaret Shumway Lorraine Simmons Jack Lee Smith John Fred Smith *Walter Snelg‘rove, Jr. ' Wile , Surratt r Eye! is Tanner Mar aret Townsend ; The ma Turner Mr... George Volley Marie Yarr ’ permanent Honor Society torch pln. Alfred Chase, Floy Clay, Doris Cleveland,‘ Drew Cole, Gerald Cole, Leslie Collins, Sidney Col- lins, Dulcie Compton, Francis Conely, Ivyl Daniels. : invocation in his stead, Supt. Loop T0 GRADUATE THIS EVENING Commencement For 32nd Grad— uating Class Starts At 8 ()’Clock In Graham The- atre; 109 Get Diplomas Tonight one of the major events ‘in the lives of 109 boys and girls takes place in the Graham Theatreiithcir graduation from , high school. These are the 109 members of the Class of 1941 of Irene S. Reed high schOol, the 32nd graduating class in the history of high school activities in Shelton. Four members of the class will deliver brieftalks from the Gra— ham Theatre stage, all tied to the theme of “cooperation,” an asset most people agree is rather sad- ly lacking in the world today. Their Topics Phil Palmer, class scholastic leader, will have “The Place of Cooperation in the Government" as his topic; Walter Snelgrove, Jr., second in scholastic standing in this year’s senior class, will speak on “CooperationwiAn Eco- nomic Necessity;” Maxine Car- stairs, class choice speaker, will take the topic of “Cooperation~ a Cultural Necessity;“ and Thel— ma Turner, likewise a class speak- or choice, will have “Cooperation in the Home” as her subject. The Class of 1941' will receive its diplomas from the hands’ of a man who has witnessed the graduation of every senior ever turned out into the world by Shel- ton high school, from City School Supt. H. Enzo Loop, just y“prof” to most everyone. Dr. Haggard Speaker The commencement address this evening will be delivered by Dr. W. W. Haggard, president of Western Washington College of Education at Bellingham. His subject has not been announced. A last—minute minor change in the commencement program was neceSsitiated today when Rev. J. O. _Bovee, Baptist pastor, was called to Everett by the death of a close friend and so Dr. Duane Smith'of Olympia will give the announced this afternoon. Following the graduation exerw cises tonight a graduation dance. sponsored by the Rainbow Girls will be giVen in Lincoln gym, next Saturday the seniors will be officially welcomed into\ the Shelton High School Alumni Ass'n at the annual homecoming ban- quet in Masonic Temple, then next Sunday the baccalaureate service will be held in the junior high auditorium to officially end the Class of 1941’s Connection with its high school activities. School ends for the 1940—41 term June 4, but the seniors are of- ficially through after tonight's Duane Dickinson, Howard Die- ‘sen, Elaeanore' Downie, Myrtle Downie, Howard Duffey, Aloha Dunbar, Ward Dunbar, Sybil Ea- get. Wentz Eagle, Vivian Elson, Chester Evans, Cecelia Everson, Joann FaubErt. . Rose Ferguson, Yvonne Fisher, Lucille Frederickson, Frank Gray. John Gunter, Betty Lee Hall. Harvey Hall, Neva Harris, Nona Harris, Letha Heminger, Keith Herzog, Lola Hill, Robert Hill. Vernon Hoffman, Thelma Hol- thusen, Billie Lou Howard, Jac— queline Howry, Richard Hunter, Dorothea Hurst, Benetta James. Esther Johnson, Violet Johnson, ‘Wesley Johnson, Barbara John~ ston, Shirley Johnston, Jack Kal- inoski. Shirley Kelly, Janice King, Alice Klink, Walter LaMarsh. Bernadine Layton, Frances Le- Drew, Harry Leeberg, Elaine Les- sard, Ruth Lindsey, Wilma Lund- berg, Robert Lundquist, Everett Mabbott. Vernon Marshall, Lorraine Mit- chell, Marguerite Moore, Juanita Morkert, Marvin Morkert, Doreen Murray, Fern MacGregor, Doro- othy McAloon, Neil McDonald, Marion McEwen, Jane McKay, Laurel McMurray, Earlene. Noll. Kelly Nutt, Florence Oborn. David Olds, larence Perkins. Harvey Petty, irginia Phillips, Mable Pigmon, Lonnie Plemmons, Richard Rector. Donald Riebow, Ray Roy -.Rietdorf, Robertson, John Robinson, Richard Rutledge, Norman :Sand- erson. Keith Satterthwaite, ,Doris Schaufler, Moritz Schmidt, Rob- ert Schwinn, Richard Sharer. l ‘ LeRoy Shaw, William Short, Gordon Smith, Betty _son, Glynn StOner, Audrey Strand- . wold, Aloha Strine, Gordon Smith, Laura Stuck, Jean Stullick, Do- rothy Sund, ‘Warren Sund, Nor- man Temple. . Arnold Thomassen, James To- bey, LaVerne' Twohy, Juanita Tut- tle, , Russell VanBeek. Stanley Waters, Floyd Watters, David Welch, Robert Wenz, Ky- rori Wilson, Margaret Wolcott, [June Walden, Jack Wright, Dale Yenne, Nina. Young. ‘HDME WITH NEW CAR, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Brewer re- turned to their Shelton home last Friday after a trip to Michigan to take delivery of a new car. Mn Brewer is city superintendent. street and water L011 Simp- . ' graduation exercises. 3200 PGppies Go ‘Like Hotcakes’ ' Friday, Saturday You'd have thought Shel‘tonians were buying gold bricks for a dime the way they gobbled up the 3200 poppies hawked by the American Legion au‘Xiliary and V.F.W. here Friday and Saturday. The supply was exhausted early Saturday, would have been wiped out Friday had the auxiliary been able to recall more quickly‘some of the supply sent into the rural districts. Mrs. Eula Martin, legion aux- iliary poppy sale chairman, and Fred Hickson, V.F.W. poppy sale, chairman, asked The Journal to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to the public for its generous response to the sale. $1890 Paid Gil—16 Tax-Title Parcels brought a total of $1890 for tax- title land held by Mason County at the tenth in a series of pub- SENl-llll CLASS lic auction land salesconducted last Saturday under the auspices of the Mason County commission- ers. . competitive bidding raised the original price offered on five of the applications. One such'par— cel was raised from the original "$16 offered to $126. another from $40 to $140 and a third from $250 to' $345. > Last Saturday, also, was the Wadi-inc for filing applications for “thé'}eleventh in the series of sales, scheduled for June w 28, and 19 applications were filed. Early, Heavy Tourist Traffic Due This Year One more indication of an early and heavy tourist traffic to Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula this season comes from Wally Andersony head Forest Seryice Ranger at the Hoodsport ranger station. ' Mr. Andersdh rep:rl.s the usual inquiries about trail conditions in the Olympic mountains have come in earlier and-in larger volume than usual this year so far. ‘ to BUY, SELL, EXCHANGE Use the CLASSIFIEDS OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Citizens Asked To Assist In Keeping R. R.Proiect In Present Beautiful State COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT432nd annual Shelton high school commencement pro- gram, p. m., Graham Theatre. “’EDNESDAY—Ap t i v e club weekly meeting, 6:30 p. m., new Moose Hall. WEDNESDAY—«Eagles turkey dinner, 5 to 8 p. m., dance af- ter 9 p. m., Now Moose Hall. WEDNESDAY—--Shelton Library “open house," 7:30 to 10 p. m., Shelton Public Library. - THURSDAY—Hood Canal Sportsmen's Association M ay meeting, 8 p. m., Hoodsport gym, election of officers, trout feed, moving pictures. THURSDAY—S. W. Conference prep‘ baseball, 8:15 p. m. Stev- ens Field in Olympia, Shelton vs. Olympia. THURSDAY—Boy Scout board of review, 7:30 p. m., Mc— Cleary Timber company offices. PULL TOGETHER TO BUILD CANAL, MRS. BUETUUER URGES Over 200 Attend Alderbrook Pro- gram Staged _By C. of C. Thursday Eve Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, daughter of President Roosevelt, urged cooperation as the keynote of efforts to attract more tourist travel to beautiful Hood Canal as she spoke to a crowd of over 200 persons at Alderbrook Inn last Thursday evening at the Chamber of Commerce‘s ann u 9.1 semi-official opening of the canal season. “No business, no enterprise can succeed without cooperation,’“’she said, “and you resort owners must consider yourselves as partners in this business, not individual owners. There is a greater op- portunity to bring tourists to Hood Canal now than ever due to world conditions, and also many more people are moving here to live and find employment than ever before. You must strive with all your means to send away satisfied customers, for they are the finest advertisers we can get.“ Points Cited Some of the things which will require cooperative effort of the resort owners, Mrs. Boettiger pointed out, are securing faster train service from the East, bet- ter bus service along the canal, better service in directing tour- ists to where they wish to go next, and securing construction of the proposed Agate- Pass bridge, all these things dove-tailing into a general plan of making this area more accessible to the tour- ing public. Mrs. Boettiger cited the con- siderable differential between train service from the East to Califor- nia and to the Northwest. A 39- hour schedule is maintained by the railroads to California, yet the fastest service to the North- west from eastern points is 56- hour schedule, she explained. Fail- ure of the Agate Pass bridge bill in the last legislature she cited as a point of non—cooperation which will do this area no good. Tremendous Future Here “I believe the Northwest will eventually be as well known to Eastern vacationers as Califor- nia is now, but it will require cooperative effort in advertising to make it so," Mrs. Boettiger stated. “There is a tremendous future here because of the won- derful natural advantages of the Northwest.” Her husband, John Boettiger, publisher of the Seattle P.-I., Sixteen separate transactions1 pledged the support of that news- paper in any program for better- ment of the Northwest. The big crowd which gathered to hear Mr. and Mrs. Boettlger enjoyed an excellent program ar- ranged by Chairman Walter M. Elliott. ‘ A. humorous dialogue along Scandinavian lines by Forrest Beck, superintendent of schools at Raymond, was highly appreciated by the crowd, as were vocal solos sung by Louis Karl Weinel, ac- companied by his mother, Mrs. Louis Weinel, and Miss Ida. Ol- son, accompanied by Miss Norma Johnson, and clarinet solos by Art Biehl, accompanied by Miss , Johnson. Another Shelton Girl Earns Federal Post Miss Betty Connor, graduate of Irene S. Reed high school last year and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Connor, is on her way to join Shelton’s rather large “alumni” engaged in federal work at Washington, D. C. Miss .Connor earned a civil service appointment in the War Department and left here Sunday to report to her new position. Presentation Ceremonies Impres- sive As Garden Club Official-‘ ly Turns Project Over To City; Big Crowd Attends In a perfect setting bathed in perfect weather, Shelton’s Rail- road Avenue beautification proj- ect officially was transferred to the wing of the City of Shelton by the Garden Club Friday after- noon at fitting and appropriate ceremonies held on the postoffice lawn attended by several hun- dred school students, businessmen and residents. To the public in general was entrusted the responsibility for keeping the project always beaur tiful, speeches of presentation and acceptance emphasizing this point in particular. In the closing sentence of her speech of presentation, Mrs. George Cropper, Garden Club president, said, “And now may I ask all of you here to please help us keep this street an object of pride by helping us keep it clear of paper and trash and not to abuse the grass by walking on it.” “Building For Future” In his speech of acceptance Mayor William Stevenson remark— ed that he was particularly proud of “being mayor in a community which is building for the future through such a project as the Railroad Avenue beautification in- stead of building war projects which tear down the future. as many other American communi~ ties are doing at the present time.” lThe mayor also devoted a large portion of his part of the pro- gram to expressing this commun- ity’s pride in its school band, which played at the opening and close of the ceremonies, for its splendid achievements in earning “superior” ratings at both the district and regional music meets this year. . Theo Albert, Olympia nursery- man who provided the shrubs and plants for the project and helped plan it, said; “Shelton has reason for real civic pride in this ac- complishment.” * Miss Jessie Knight, Shelton postmaster, commented, “This'Set- ting is outstanding, I think, in the entire U. S. The city is to be congratulated on the ’Civic mindedness of our Garden Club and much is due the Simpson Log- ging company for what it has done. All this is in line with the wishes of our beloved Mark E. Reed, for the interests of Shelton came first with his desires. Memorial To Mark Reed “It has long been 'a dream of mine to dedicate these grounds to his memory, for to him we owe this site. I believe the Garden Club’s idea of a fountain as .a memorial to Mr. Reed is splendid and I ask that these grounds (re- ferring to the postoffice block) be included in that memorial." George Drake, representing the Simpson Logging company, re- sponded to thanks expressed by Mrs. Cropper, Miss Knight and Mrs. Emery W. Burley, chairman of the beautification project com~ mittee, by stating that the com- pany “is glad to have had a part in this worthwhile project as it has always tried to make the City of Shelton a better place in whic to live.” ~ As chairman of the project com- (Continued on Page Four) " Dairymen Urged To Take In Tour v Here Thursday Mason County dairymen have been invited to, join with their Thurston County neighbors in a tour which will include maps at three Mason County dairy farms this coming Thursday. " The tour will begin at ten ofclock with a visit to the Bert Rau farm on the Kamllefie cut- off road, near the Kamilche grange hall, where permanent pasture and stack silage will be observed. ~ _, ' The second stop will be at the Walter Cooke farm inrsmlton Val- ley to observe the results ‘of a herd improvement program in breeding which has been carried on, and from there the tpur will progress to the Myrvan Wivell farm in Isabella Valley, where lunch will be enjoyed. After lunch a meeting will be held to discuss vital problems of the dairy industry with Arthur J. Cagle, assistant extension eco- nomist at Washington State Col- lege, leading the discussion with facts and figures on dairy farm— ing. A report on dairy herd improvement in the Mason-Thurs- ton association during-1940 and a talk on strengthening the im- provement association and t‘h e breeding program by Otto; J. Hill, extension dairyman from Pull- man. , .' Following the meeting‘inapec- tion of the WiVell a feature to observe- permanent pastures, alfalfa, l o "dwelt grass silage and liquid] storage. I Coffee will be served for» the lunch by the association but the dairymen making the tour are urged to bring their own lunches.