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*\STRIKE I, 3'3 Continuation 85 To 43 Mar- ? 1 Third” Fan 03“ Ballots “lg/rs of Local 33, :VOredOOdWorkers of he Continuation of m Mason County 5* ._—_. __ "SVOTE 'ALIIMNI WELCOME SENIORS NTINUT RT ROMEOONINO ERNOOET ' _SATORORT EVE l and sawmills, 185i ’8 secret bal- the Labor Tem- 3 officials an- Imembership of men. embrac- tions eomiect- :gcand tsawmill ‘ oun y. rLocal 38 fell in .esuMS of ballots e” locals of (3.1.0. as W Cowlitz coun- ‘ er Way and voted y A m a a fin ,, O '1 r em very indefinite. “9 asking for four union shop and wonfltwn of bushel- (3) a week’s 5’ each year, and 1‘15! increase in a vet . {0‘ action b Lo- declde whethebir the icoept the Federal . tthn Board's 1" rem e 71/2-cent wage “the tit) work while m m S were giv- may or not to accept “Local 38's rea- . b strike in an ad— pearing on page 2 "not LOGGERS END STRIKE 28- w Efforts d a committee i-ndfrom the Grays “Ce Weyerhaeu- ‘epany loggers to re last weekend I “35 held a. meet- ?hlch it voted to "outside in- other IWA minue its nego- eyerhaeuser and and the Weyer- ‘< o >1 m H o ’1 o o :1 I a meeting for “West Kelso, but :Bgfid not to at- a _ esmen said ttientlon at an out- mgned to discour- fll‘ding a train \ i lay To Years In ’3’ Sunday \ blay. Method— here for the (30598 45 years ‘f’lth his ser- °Clock service I in t h e lay has been '1‘ dllitrict super- ' several times national Meth- tlzfis named in 9 American has been nom- ‘3 4941 issue. e years both locally uI‘Ch activi- of . will include the ership'of sev- F junior church 6:: Will partici- Wlll present Kocal solo, ac- glas Larson, . 3:9”, directed pi {th Miss Ei- rgent, will ren— b‘. . ‘t .25 Years, Dr. lbuted numer- the religious Among the ff Syndicated ‘39 Oregon’s . Futmbia Ba- 0 . ure. Dr. Estrlbuted fre- Lif d Stream and . e' 0th sports- 8. hunter blay is very “t the North- a keen in- he .1 ow o nslend Club . Hal Hall. Ladies “8” prizes for a“y volunteer eStern Washington, I at?!“ Went into its ‘ 1th the next step 1 pro— s Sunday's . I ited. a? Swill follow the “Sim. which Refresh— AN DANCE "f, Saturday Noon Deadline To Pay First Half Taxes Saturday is the last day for paying first half taxes with- out lncurring interest penalties and Saturday Is likewise the delinquency date for payments an real estate tax contracts, Mason County Treasurer Omcr L. DIOn reminded thrifty Ma- hon Cmmty property owners. The treasuror’s staff is an- ticipating a busy iorning Sat- urday because of tumorrow’s holiday, which will close all courthouse offices along with practically all retail business stores and other public offices here. The treasurcr’s office closes at noon Saturday, so those who have not yet paid their first halves and intend to before the delinqunncy deadline sh o u l (1 plan to get to the. troasurer‘s of- fice before. noon Saturday. P. UTECNEIINE FOR COMPLETING EXTENSIONS SET Agate Work Cleaned Up Today, Isabella Next; Rest Of Coun- ty Mapped Out Public Utility District No. 3 commissioners Set; up a definite expansion program to cover re- maining sections of Mason Coun- ty not yet reached by their pow- er lines at the board’s meeting this Week, giving Manager E. W. Johnson and Construction Fore- man Norm Westlund a definite schedule to work by hereafter and from which no deviation will be made. “ Work on the Agate extensions lis being wound up today and next ‘~ Monday morning a full crew goes to work on the Isabella Valley extension, the clearing for which has been completed and the holes are now being dug. After completion of the Isabella Valley extension attention will be turned to the Oyster Bay lines, for which the slashing has been completed, this to be followed by the Arcadia extension, for which the slashing is now in the process of being done. North Canal To Be Served Extension of the district’s lines from Jorstad Creek to the Jeffer— son Cbunty line, serving the Lilli— waup and northern Mason County communities along Hood Canal, will follow completion of the Ar— cadia work. Next will come the Matlock Loop, Harstine Island, Lost Lake and Cloquallum, Johns Creek and Island Lake, and Sat- sop areas in that order. When this schedule is complet- ed every section of Mason Coun- ty will be under electrical serv— ice, P.U.D. No. 3 lines serving all parts except those now cov- ered by P.U.D. No. 1. During the progress of the schedule set up by thedistrict commissioners, short extensions of less than a mile in length will be made at the same time from pres- ent existing P.U.D. 3 lines to reach other customers on the outskirts of areas already being served. Two Extra Work Hours Daily Labor involved in the P.U.D. ex- pansions will be entirely WPA, but the district has devised a plan to add two hours a day to the working schedule during the good weather period to facilitate the speed of the expansion program. After the regular WPA six-hour day is over the workers are to continue for an additional two hours for which the district will foot the wages instead of the WPA. So far P.U.D. 3 has experienced no delay on its expansion sched— ule from inability to get deliv- ery of its hardware, for Manager Johnson has been able to place his orders sufficiently far in ad- vance that deliveries have been made in plenty of time. Eagle Officers Going In Monday New officers of the Shelton Ea- gles Aerie will be seated next Monday evening at ceremonies open to aerie members only In the new Moose Hall starting at eight o’clock. The new officers to be installed include Art Griggs, president; Cliff Collins, vice-president; Mel- vin Delano, chaplain; Russ Lamb. r e t i r in g president, secretary; George Andrews, treasurer; Jess Thomas, conductor; Wayne Stuck. inside guard; Fred Stuck, out- side guard; Paul Fredrickson, trustee; Dr. H. L. Kennedy, aerie Fredrickson, physician; Paul George Adams, and Earl ’Moore, delegates to the state aerie; De- lano, Andrews and Lamb, alter- nate delegates to the state aerie; l l l l l l l i ~Nita and Nedra Oppelt, and Mar- ' eral conditions and Adams and Fredrickson, dele- gates to the national _aerie. 109 Graduates ()t‘ Class Of 1941 Take Official Status As Grads; Shirley Marsh To Give Address One hundred and nine new mem- bers will be officially welcomed into the fold of the Shelton High School Alumni Association, the only known active high school graduate organization in the State of Washington, this Saturday eve- ning at the 32nd annual home- coming banquet honoring the sen— ior class of Irene S. Reed high schooL Those 109 members of the Classx of 1941 will be guests of thei Alumni Association for the night, partaking of a free baked ham dinner with all the trimmings as prepared and served by the la- dies of the Eastern Star in the Masonic Temple. The homecom- ing program starts at 6:30 o‘clock with Gib Frisken, Class of 1930, presiding in his capacity as Alum< ni Ass'n president. Ed Faubert, Class of 1913, will be toastmas- tor, Dr. Georg-c A. LeCompte, Class of 1918, will give lthe wel- come to the seniors class with Ralph LeDrcw of the Class of 1941 responding. Members Of Original Class Miss Dora Fredson, Class ofr 1910, first graduating class of Shelton high school, will give a history of the alumni association and ‘Prof‘ Loop, superintendent of the Shelton school system for 32 years, will take his usual part in the homecoming fete. The principal talk of the ban- quet program will feature Shir- ley Marsh, assistant state attor- ney general, former Cowlitz Coun- ty prosecuting attorney, and a senator from Cowlitz County in the last legislature, who will be pinch-hitting for State Attorney General Smith Troy, called to Eastern Washington on business yesterday. Mr. Marsh is ex- pected to tie his subject to the opportunities open to today’s graduates in the present-day eco- nomic situation. _,Selectionswby a, yocal quartet composed of members of the Class of ’41—»Shirley Gerhardt, garet Mallowsfland miscellaneous toasts and impromptu speeches by old grads returning for their annual fling with old school chums, plus election of next year's alumni association officers com- plelte the homecoming program de- tai 5. Suggested Candidates The nominating committee has prepared a slate of suggested candidates for the old grads to vote upon as follows: For President—~~Phil Bayley, '31; Robert Allan, Jr., ’35; James Pauley, ‘34. For Vice-President—«Cliff Kel- 1y, ’40; Bob Cleveland, ’38. For Secretarwava Mackey églskog, ’28; N ita Cleveland, For Treasurer—vPat Johnson, ’39; Frankie Durand Miller, ’34. V Following the banquet, which is open only to bona fide grad- uates of Shelton high school and their wives or husbands, the pub- 11c is invited to join with the old and new grads at the annual homecoming dance at the Blue Ox pav11ion. Cliff Kelly’s Royal Blues orchestra, now boasting ten pieces in its musical "repertoire, w111 supply the dance rhythm from 9:30 to 1:30., Brewers Notice Much Building of Homes in Midwest I Tremendous home building in midwest towns was noted by Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Brewer on their two-week trip to Lansing, Mich., to take factory delivery of a new car. Mr. Brewer, city street and water superintendent here, re- marked yesterday. ‘Mr. Brewer said they were par- ticularly impressed with Milwau- kee. Wis., for its cleanliness, wide streets and general appearance. Milwaukee was one of the places where the new construction was greatest, he said. The building was mostly in homes of the $5.000 value class, he said. and Mrs. Brewer enjoyed \us1ts with relatives in several places along their route, with Mr- Brewer’s mother in Iowa, with Mrs. Brewer‘s relatives near Sac- ramento. Their return trip was made through Colorado and Ne- vada. crossing the Sierra Nevada by the beautiful route from Car- son Clty to Sacramento. Mr. Brewer said he noticed a marked improvement in the gen- he encountered five years ago on a previous trip East. B.Y.P.U. Picnic At Maple Beach Friday Members of the B.Y.P.U. of the ,First Baptist Church of Shelton w111 hold a picnic at Maple Beach on Lake Isabella this Friday. Memorial Day. Many sports will be enjoyed by the group and a potluck picnic lunch serVed. —Photos by Andrews A new and beautiful Railroad Avenue greets Shel- ton residents and visitors these days, thanks to the energies, persistence and foresight of the Shelton Garden Club, which completed the big undertaking of planting shrubs, plants, flowers and grass in four blocks on the north side of the street at a cost of $3500 in the remarkably short space of a, your and (1. half. . I The beautificdured wasof- totallypresented to the City of Shelton by the Garden Club last Friday after- noon. . The scene above gives anidca of what the beauti- fication work did to the street, while the lower scene shows Mayor William Stevenson making his speech of acceptance as the project was officially turned over to the City of Shelton for maintenance. The common- ies were held on the postoffice lawn. In addition to Mayor Stevenson in the lower pic- ture are from left to right: George Drake, Theo. Albert, Mrs. Ed Faubert, Mrs. George Drake, Mrs. George Cropper, Mrs. Emery W. Burley, Mrs. Frank Bishop, Mrs. J. H. Frisken, Mrs. L. D. Hack, and Mrs. J. E. Angle. Mrs. Guy Hutchinson, another member of the Garden Club’s project committtec, is standing behind Mrs. Bishop and Mrs. Frisken. CAMP 5 MAN ILL i (PATIENT AT HOSPITAL Earl Ford of Camp 5 was re- H. M. Cox of Hoodsport was admitted to Shelton hospital yes- admitted to Shelton hospital Tues- terday for medical care. day for medical care. The American Soldier ’. . . . A Defender of True Democracy Many are the years that have passed since the first American soldiers emerged victorious from the battle which determined a people’s right to a democratic life. Many are the battlefields to which soldiers wearing the uniform of the army of the United States of America have carried the spirit of democracy. Tomorrow We observe another Memorial Day. Wreaths will be placed—battlegrounds visited—speeches made— all over the land, in tribute to the men who lived, fought and died that freedom might continue to ring out here. Yet the best tribute any American can pay to those men’s memory is to pledge himself to liv- ing democratically, whatever part he plays in civil life, or as an active participant in our na— tion’s defense. The Shelton Indgpgndent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 29,1941. CITY GETS THIS IMPROVEMENT - lomas. Dr. Haggard Outlines Platform‘ For I’urposcful, Valuable Life; ‘I’rof.’ Loop (lives Diplo— mas To 32nd Class Five points which shape onc's course to becoming a valuable in— strument in society and leading a purposeful life were outlined by Dr. W. W. Haggard, president of Western Washington College of Education, to the 109 seniors of the Class of 1941 of Irene S. Reed high school at impressive commencement exercises held in the Graham Theatre Tuesday eve- rung. Dr. Haggard outlined those five principal points as: 1. Physical development and healthful living; 2. Mental maturity; 3. A Purpose or Goal to work toward; 4,. The Ability to get along with others; 5. Strong ethical character. “No one can expect to be ef- ficient or become a valuable in- dividual in society unless he de- velops his physical character and attains a schedule of healthful living,” Dr. Haggard said. "What- ever one earns above the average income for men and women in his line of work is dependent direct- ly upon his mental development, the ability to understand and solve problems, to think straight. Greatest Energy Factor “Having a purposo in life to- ward which to work is the great- est energizer known to the hu- man race,” he continued in en- larging his third point, “while the ability to get along with 0th- cr people, to get and hold friend- ships, is what determines one’s ability to hold a job and earn promotions. I've known many a young graduate of high school and college who, despite being highly capable, sometimes brilliant persons in other ways, couldn‘t keep their jobs becauSe they [simply didn’t know how to get along with their fellow workers. “And in the same way, an oth- erwise valuable individual to his community and his country is a great liability to society if his ethics, his moral character, are low. I submit to you that the old saying ‘Honesty is the best policy’ is right. Honesty always pays in the long run, so when you young people are out in the world making your way, treat the other fellow right. Be hon~ est in your dealings with other people.” Dr. Haggard spiced his com- mencement address with numer- ous jokes and incidents from his personal experience to make one of the most interesting graduation speeches delivered to an Irene Reed high school graduating group in many years. His topic he announced as “What Will You rBe Worth 15 Years Hence?" Student speeches at Tuesday‘s 32nd annual Irene S. Reed high school commencement program were shaped around the theme of “Cooperation” and four places in which it plays vital parts in the lives of the people of today’s so- ciety. Thelma Turner on Cooperation In The Home. Walter Snelgrove on Coopera- tion, An Economic Necessity. Maxine Carstairs on Coopera- tion In Cultural Life. Phil Palmer on The Place of Cooperation in Government. Rare Action City School Supt. H. E. Loop presented the diplomas to the graduates for the third time in his 32 years as head of the She} ton school system. There were a :few damp eyes, a few lumps in throats intermixed with smiles and laughs, too, as “Prof.” talk— ed to his 32nd graduating class and reminded its members that whatever he and his faculty staff may have done which seemed un- pleasant at times, whatever mis- takes may have been made in guidance of their school careers, those were “things of the head and certainly not the heart.” Three of the 109 seniors were not on hand to receive their dip- Art Biehl, talented music- ian, is now in the East on a trip. Margaret Mallows, a member of the honor society, was ill at home, and Coraetta Cameron Renskers, a mid-year graduate, who was ill in Shelton Hospital. The invocation was delivered by Dr. Duane Smith, Olympia clergy- man, who pinch—hit for Rev. J. O. Bovee, Baptist pastor of Shel— ton, who was called to Everett Tuesday morning by the of a close friend. Miss Margaret Shumway, member of the Class of 1941, played a piano solo as the only musical interlude on the pro— gram. The gist of the four student speeches will be found in the ad- joining column. SHELTON MAN' ILL ‘Io'clockl in the morning or notify death a I Ralph McMahon of Shelton was admitted to Shelton hospital on Tuesday for treatment. HOSPITAL PATIENT Lewis Keith of Belfair was treated at Shelton hospital Tues- day. DUATION FETE BACCALAUREATE SUNDAY EVENING AT JUNIOR HIGH Baccalaureate services for the Class of 1941 of Irene S. Reed high school will be held next Sunday evening at eight o’clock in the Shelton junior high school auditorium with Rev. M. C. Muhly, pastor of Mt. Olive Lu- theran church, in charge. The service is open to the public. Outside of returning to school next week to receive their report cards, the baccalaureate will be the last event in their high school lives for the sen- iors. SHELTONCLOSES *- UP TOMORROW TO HONOR WAR DEAD V.F.W. In Charge‘m Memorial: Day Ritual At Cemetery; Flow— ers Needed By Posts I Memorial Day brings another holiday tomorrow to Shelton and. Mason County businessmen, store clerks, school students, and most workingmen, and at the same time brings another opportunity to pay homage to the War dead of this nation. Memorial services at Shelton Memorial Park ,will be held at the graves of departed World War veterans with the V.F.W. post joining in the observance. Ritual At Ten O’clock Members of both posts are to meet at Memorial Hall at eight o'clock tomorrow morning to pre— pare flowers and flags for the graveside ritual which will be conducted at ten o’clock by Com— mander Art Mackey of the V.F.W. post. Anyone having flowers they could donate for use in decora- ting the graves is asked to bring them to Memorial Hall by eight some member of either post so that the flowers can be picked up. Stores Closing Shelton stores, with the excep-, tions of the drug stores, gas sta- tions, restaurants and others Which must remain open because of the services rendered, will close for the day, reopening Saturday so housewives can stock up for the weekend. All public offices likewise take the day off and no mail deliveries will be made, al— though distribution of mail to the postoffice boxholders will continue as usual. On the industrial front the day will bring a weekend vacation for' employes of the McCleary Timber Plant, who lay aside their tools and shut off the machinery after this afternoon’s work until Mon- day morning, but Rayonier plant workers continue right on their regular shifts. To the striking logging camp and sawmill work- ers affiliated with Local 38, I. W'.A., the day will be just an- other one of the many already spent in idleness under the cur- rent walkout. Loggers Staking Unbeaten Status Against Hub City Shelton baseball fans will get their first look at the Loggers' new pitcher, Wiggs Kaiser, a stocky righthander with a whist‘u ing fast ball, next Sunday when the home club entertains the strong Centralia Elks on Loop Field in a diamond engagement due to get under way at two o’clock. The Elks will be the stiffest Competition the Loggers have tackled so far this season and will be a real threat to the Shel- ton club’s undefeated status at this date this season. 6-Week-O-ld Pig Raises $29.75 I For 4-H Group ' Southside, May 28. —— “Tis doubtful if any six weeks old pig ever brought in more. money than the one the Southside 4— H Garden Club sold last Sat- urday to raise money needed to send two delegates to the ‘vannual state encampment at Pullman. Total sale of 25—cent tickets mounted to $27.75 with Jailer Mike Kennedy turning out to be the pig owner, but since he didn’t know how he’d keep a pig in jail he sold it back to the club for $3. Alonzo Robin- son thcn offered the club $5 for the little porker, so another $2 was added to the club’s prof— it. Subtracting the $5 the pig originally cost the club, the net profit on the deal was $24.75, which left only $1.25 yet to be raised to cover the dele- gates’ expenses. . Nice business, if you can get it! to BUY, SELL, EXCHANGE Use the CLASSIFIEDS OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER 5 PLANKS ON wRIOR TO BUILD LIFE POINTER OUT TO SENIOR CLASS‘I'I ORA PULP WAGES BOIOSTED TEN CENTS HOUR- New Scale, Effective June 1, Still Subject to Ratification By Union; Pay 25¢ Above Other Sections Hourly wages of 15,000 pulp mill workers on the Pacific Coast will go up a flat ten cents per hour effective June 1 under a new agreement resulting from negoti- ations completed at Portland yes- terday. The base wage for men employes will increase to 75 cents an hour, and for women workers to 62% cents. The agreement is subject to ratification by locals of the In- ternational Brotherhood of Paper Makers, and the International Brotherhood of Pulp Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers. The agreement also contained a no-strike clause. Employers said it lifted wages 25 cents per hour above those prevailing elsewhere. The increase will affect work- ers in Longview, Camas, Vancouv- er, Everett, Tacoma, Port Angeles, Sumner, Port Townsend, Belling- ham, Anacortes, Hoquiam and Shelton, Wash; Portland, West Linn, Oregon City, Coos Bay, Le- banon, Salem, St. Helens, Ore.. and Antioch, Stockston, Los An- geles, Pomona, Vernon and Soutl‘ gate, Calif. Library Program Draws Capacity Crowd Last Eve Space was taxed to its limit in Shelton Public Library last night as a huge crowd responded for the open house program and en- joyed a well-rounded program of talks and musical numbers, fol- lowed by delightful refreshments served by the P.E.O. Mrs. Charles R. Lewis of the li- brary board acted as chairman of the program with Mrs..D. B. Da- vies and Alden C. Bayley, other members of the board, taking prominent places in theintrodu~ tion of speakers. -' Dr. George, A.” LeCompte and Dr. R. E. Brown, the two newest members of the library board, gave short talks. Mrs. Laura K. Plumb, librarian, introduced three former librarians during her talk. Musical numbers were enjoyed from the Shelton Women’s Chorus and the Shelton String Ensemble. Many visiting distinguished guests were introduced, several of them giving short talks, while Justice Walter Beals of the State Supreme Court exhibited and talked on his famous collection of ancient bibles and old documents as the con- cluding number“ The library was beautifully deem orated with flowers arranged by the Shelton Garden Club, while exhibits of photography and his- torical matter pertaining to the library were enjoyed by the crowd. Novels written by Archie Binns, native son author, were displayed on one table and Author Binns was present himself to autograph vol- umes. Olympia Pastor Kiwanis Speaker Dr. Dwight Smith, pastor of the United Church in Olympia, was speaker before the Kiwanis Club Tuesday, with a. line of thought intended for .sober reflection ‘ on the world about us this Memorial , Day when the nation honors its dead and recalls those who gave ' their lives that our liberty and freedom might be preserved. He pointed out that the honored dead of the last war must have died in vain, judged by the fail- ure of this generation coming af- ter them to carry on and preserVe 'the nation’s ideals, and to so build might profit that our country be safe for from the lessons and the future. Most Americans must have sen- Sed the trends through the later years, in the breaking of tradi- tions and safeguards, but have become too careless and selfish to check the wayward course until again the country is on the brink of another bloody strife, and per- haps another generation of graves planted beside those we pause to honor. He urged that honors are due not alone to those who serve in war but equally so to those who serve well in peace, and it is timely now to pause and reflect on the lessons of Memorial-Day. Senior Girl Gets Two Sgholarships Virginia Look, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Look and a member of the honor society in the Class of 1941 at Irene S. Reed high school, has been award- ed two scholarships totalling $75, 'it was announced yesterday. Miss Look is the winner of the annual $25 P.E.O. award and also. was chosen to receive a $50 schol- arship at Central Washington Col- lege of Education. She did not apply for ‘either, receiving- them by voluntary offer. Characteris- tics of scholarship and student leadership earned her the awards.