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\‘\ ., n iyage Increase Means 3;” To Shel- a or P Totals ayroli . p \- r-%]1m§ Shelton Rayon- ‘ “006 increased ap- i000 annually by .p millhpur wage raise tots Industry work- , Co as the result of l “sterence in Port— -' Shl'son, office man-l MatPIton plant, said, ~wolng roughly what .1, IAldeean to the It is ratified by “31 Brotherhood of and Paper Mill ' n. ,, I.B.P.s.P.M.W., be- ‘ b. it otlgday on whether . Beer {‘1' of the opera-‘ gems, sealed ballots 1, t0 Portland for .fsUlts of the vote . ‘we' 8 known before ' arekend- However,. . e ekpected to ac- thh includes a use . iris t0 be retroactive ‘ w wq‘fcepted by th e cents” I'alse the basic cents an hour for men V .an hour for wo-; 1. add to be 25 cents Wage scale in the country’s 9% resident super- met‘ H. Crait, per- Ra y .Supervisor, of atwymler plant, and demagner and Frank epomg Local 161, rt13nd conference Flying 4311 Texas: or Mr. and Mrs. shelton and a ,St-vReed high ten Washing— at , eX213, last Sat- t class of “civil- t0 graduate Point of the 33°“ thus become a ‘ ’000 flyers a year from the Army' 98 Centers. They ~ “18 late in March - , JAE-tad ten weeks' i ‘- ~ i urin which: me 65 hoursg of fly- hOrS . Ind epower train- . me em i .l won their places p°wer trainers at l l agilg‘a period of‘ ' aiming which they in“ .er fast single- auyltXMOtored equip— Mi y are the. Air Corps l’l’l‘li.ggvanced training “its f0 active duty ' 0f the Army Week training ts receive $75 ‘ Iron to uniforms dood. quarters, ‘te ental care. As nant on active . ., rmy Air Corps (ter re . ceives 205 liarters. $ lse, ‘2 mm. the Seattle mpla. yacht clubs as“ Bay off the on theOakland Sat— gixm Second night ystery cruise” ‘1? and took up Day holiday. the Saturday mi«aged for the I} by George ‘mbel. Shelton- the Olympia mbel showed his Alaska of “a .Yacht Club, Petehis two skat- 1' and Karol. CIT-ere enjoyed. “Ase” started m‘mg overnight 1‘lday, ten of Shelton Sat- ‘Wtion unknown “ leaders. , cm'Ylpleted their fidefllng work in W 01‘ the M. H. Vivi” Store, Pro~ ‘p'afidl'lam report— ‘emhng next on n“Inkling work 'the supervision of “Ore ,V not a will be open yet certain, ., Plywood Ass’n Head To Speak At C. of C. Here Facts, figures and general infor- ,mation on the plywood industry will be the theme around which the June meeting of the Shelton: Chamber of Commerce next week will be fashioned, President Ed Faubert announced yesterday after receiving a letter of acceptance- from W. E. Difford of Tacoma,, president of the Douglas Fir Ply- wood Ass’n, to speak at the Meet— ing. Mr. Difford’s appearance in Shelton was brought about through an invitation extended him by Carl J. Macke, president of the Olympic Plywood Company, whose local plant is now nearing completion and is expected to be in operation sometime next month. With the Olympic Plywood plant due to begin operation soon, the discussion of the plywood indus- try is particularly appropriate at this time so most of the meeting will be devoted to that subject, President Faubert said. The Julie session is scheduled for the 12th with the usual 6:30 dinner preceding the business program . JAMES PAULEY , NEW PRESIDENT OF ALllNlNl ASS’N Biggest Group ctr—Old Grads Inl Many Years Returns For Annual Homecoming James Pauley, class of 1934, was elected president of the Shel- ,ton High School Alumni Associa— tion Saturday night at the annual alumni homecoming banquet- in Masonic Temple. Cliff Kelly, Class of 1940, was chosen vice president; Miss Nita Cleveland, Class of 1936, was elect- ‘ed secretary; and Miss Pat John- son, class of 1939, was voted treasurer for the coming year. One of the largest groups of old grads in many years, 119 ac- cording to Retiring Alumni Presi- dent Gib Frisken, to turn out in many years was on hand for the 32nd annual homecoming of the association. v Seniors of the class of 1941 were welcomed into the graduate group, although only about half the class turned out for the ban- quet. Shirley Marsh, assistant state attorney general, gave the main talk of the evening during a well— rounded after dinner program. A large crowd danced at the Blue Ox after the banquet at the an— nual homecoming hop. Ex-International President Coming Al Rode, Seattle lawyer and former Active Club internation— al president in 1929, will come here Wednesday evening to speak to , the Shelton Active Club, Hal Wat— kins, member of the program com- mittee, announced yesterday. Activians of ten years ago are invited to join the current Act- ivian membership to hear Mr. Rode this week. The meeting will be held in the new Moose Hall with a dinner preceding the pro- gram. Miss Richert Sees—Salt Lake'City on Vacation Miss Emma. Richert, confiden— tial secretary for the Simpson Logging company, returned. Sat- urday to Shelton after enjoying a two-week vacation trip to Salt Lake City and visiting the beau- tiful Mormon Temple there. TREATED AT HOSPITAL Max Schmidt, Jr., Camp 3. was admitted to Shelton hospital Mon- day for treatment. SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, June 3, 1941. STALElllll‘E ill y iOt llAllilllll‘ lS comma iLocal 38 Answers Dykstra \Vith l Telegram Again Rebuffing Federal Request For Return To Work Settlement of the 26-day-old ! Northwest lumber industry walk- lout remained in the status quo , today with striking woods work- ltheir demands that iwith their employers be settled 1to their complete satisfaction be- , fore returning to their jobs. , The second federal request that the strikers return to their posts in the name of national unity and defense needs was rebuffed Sat- Iurday by Local 38, International 'VVoodworkers of America, a 0.1. l O. affiliate, in a telegram answer— ing Mediation Board Chairman Clarence A. Dykstra’s request that they return to work while gthree points of disagreement be- ltwecn the loggers and the op- erators were given further study. The Mediation Board last week , offered a proposal which granted la 71/2-cent an hour wage raise but asked further negotiation on ' three other points concerning es- t tablishment of a closed shop, elim- .jiuation of busheling, and week’s ‘, vacation with pay. 1 Local 38’s telegram to Dyk— astra, following the Mediation Board chairman's summons to O. M. Orton, I.W.A. president, to lcxplain why Dykstra’s request to return to work had not been sub- mitted to the union members for vote, pointed out that Local 38 members had turned down the Mediation Board proposal by over 80% majority and that putting ipressure on Orton would do no good as he had no right to tell the rank and file of the I.W.A. how to vote. It continued further by saying the merits of the pro- ,posal was the sole governing fac- tor in the vote and that “you should have done your stuff while the case was in the Board’s hands and not try to make the work- ers do all the giving in for the sake of patriotism." , The strike committee of' Local 38 announced it is Willing and ready to meet with employers to attempt a settlement but that they remain firm in their stand rejecting the Mediation Board proposal, which they contend is no different than the operators' own proposal. 1 l \— LUMBER INDUSTRY, LABOR MUST RETURN TO WORK C. H. Kreienbaum, who recent- ly visited Washington on call before the Mediation Board, gave the Kiwanis Club details of past [efforts to reach agreements with lthe unions of the 01.0., which began almost a year ago, and a brief review of discussion up to the call by the national board. As an outcome of the hearing the Board made recommendation that work be resumed by the lumber industry on a certain wage in— crease with other questions to be heard by a commission, and this the employer group agreed to but the union group held for all its demands, the most important be?- ing “closed shop,” and were call- ed back for hearing today, the outcome not yet being known. Mr. Kreienbaum stated that the Board. composed equally of employer and union leaders, un~ der Dr. Dykstra, appeared fair in their hearing but equally tough in their grilling of both sides and insistent on work without further delay on all defense needs, or which lumber was deemed most important. It was Mr. Kreien- baum’s impressing that something drastic will happen under the fast-moving of events and that 1 both capital and industry must be willing to go “all out." FRANK REED CARRIES PLAN FOR WOODEN SHIPS TO WASHINGTON Washington, May 31.—The cry- ing need for ships, coupled With the disclosures in the special re— port to President Roosevelt on the steel industry, are contribut— ing to a new viewpoint as to the possibilities of the reappearance on the seven seas of wooden ships. Members of the Washington delegation. working with Frank Reed of Shelton, have presented to the maritime commission a program for building wooden ships, which, it is claimed, W111 provide relief from growing fears in the shipping world over nec- essary tonnage to make the American war program success- ful. An inVention, which it IS said adds tremendous strength to the woods that would be used in such ships, has been made available to the maritime com- mission by West Coast interests. Senator Mon Wallgren believes that the maritime commisswm which at first was entirely un- sympathetic to the proposal of Reed and his associates, will short- ly announce approval of a pro- gram for the establishment of a wooden shipyard on Puget Sound. The special steel report. Pref pared by experts at the Presi— dent’s request, forecast a def1c1t of nearly a million and a half tons in steel unless one of two things is donew—either a decrease in consumption for nondefense needs or construction of new facilities. The President in his discussion of the report at the press conference indicated that the deficit would be increased if new plants are built. it being es- timated that it would take four million tons of steel for plant purposes to add an annual pro- duction of ten million tons. Construction of wooden ships, particularly if the claims of the lumber men that the timbers can be treated to extend lives of the ships to as long as steel ones, may prove to be the weight to tip the balance on the seas to the demo— cracies. Another factor that should aid the advocates of establishing such a plant on the Puget Sound is the successes of steel ship building concerns there. This was evi- denced this past week when prac- tically one-fourth of the awards of 123 new 10,000-ton cargo ves- sels Were made to the Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding Company. The Tacoma plant will build thirty of these vessels. The commission gave the award to the Seattle- Tacoma company in spite of ex— «pressions of some of its members that Puget Sound has been get- ting too much in shipbuilding at- tests to the standing of the Wash- ington state concern. lers continuing to stand firm in: differences i‘ l the month was an 87-degree read- S‘ummer’s Ahead For Students As Vacation Starts School is virtually a memory and nothing more for 1940-41 now. Although summer vacation doesn’t officially begin until Thursday morning for Shelton students, there’s nothing much left of classroom work for them now, excepting only those who have work to make up for some reason. After dismissal today all Shel- ton students had to do to offi- cially complete the year was re- port tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock for their report cards , and they were free to follow their fancies. Junior high stud- i ents today enjoyed their annual , picnic. WETTEST MAY ON WEATHER BOOKS RECORDED H E R E‘ Weatherman Jumps From Dry To Damp Mood And Huffs And Puffs At It Fickle fellow, this old weather-' man! Can’t seem to make upi his mind whether he wants to be wet or dry! Starting off the year be pro- duced a January pretty much on the rainy side, then he kicked through with four months in a row of exceptional parchedness, now comes another wettish one. i In fact this past May turned out to be the dampest so far re- corded on the Rayonier weather station instruments in the ten- year history of weather recording here. The 4.29 inch rain total of the May which wound up Satur- day night is the wettest May on record here, breaking the 4.03 inch record set in 1936, according to Weather Observer Bernhard Winiecki. Rain fell on sixteen‘ different days of the month with 1.18 on the 16th the heaviest in any 24-hour period. The fickle old gentleman blew hot and cold during the. month, and we do mean blew. " He made May a pretty windy period, with his most strenuous efforts pro- duced on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11, when he knocked over trees, blew down signs, upset boats, interrupted light and phone service, and what not. The temperature maximum of ing on the 23rd, the minimum a 32-degree reading on the 8th. Out at Grapeview, Weather Ob— server Walter Eckert recorded 4.06 inches of rain, an 84-degree maximum on the 2rd, a 41-degree minimum on the 8th, 9th and 18th, found rain on 14 days, and winds which did damage to the tender grape shoots and blowing vines to the ground almost daily. “Prospects for a good crop if rain stops. Critical time‘ this week," he commented in addition. $4,000 Alteration ’ I Project Begun At iTex aco Service Workmen started yesterday on a $4000 improvement and modern- ization project at Cliff Wivell’s Texaco Service Station at First and Franklin streets which will completely reconstruct the gas- oline service space with a view to making it more convenient for patrons of the station. The gasoline service quarters are to be moved more toward First street and made more ac- cessible from First street, Prop- rietor Cliff Wivell said. The work is being done by A. G. Homan of Olympia and will require about two weeks to com- plete. No interruption of service to the station’s regular customers is contemplated. When completed the project will make the Wivell station a com- pletely modern service station. The building permit for the improve- ment proiect was taken out by! Mr. Wivell last Week. Also last week Wayne Burnett obtained a building permit to con- struct a new home valued at $2,- 500 at Holman and Dearborn streets and H. E. Davis obtained a permit to do $100 improvements on his home at Olympic Highway and Ellinor street. Inspirational Cup Winners Selected Three inspirational award win- ners were announced at the junior and senior high schools yesterday. At the junior high Jerry Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Cole, was selected as the Boys' Club in- spirational cup winner and Nona Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Harris, as the Girls Athletic, Ass’n inspirational award winner. At the senior high ' Dorothea Rucker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gib Rucker, won the G.A.A. in- spirational award. No such award for boys is offered at the senior high. The awards were all made on the basis of scholarship, athletics and student leadership character~ istics of the winners. GEORGE ADANS NEW PRESIDENT Hoodsport, secretary; and Leo ‘ Johnson, Hoodsport, re-elected treasurer for the third straight term. late Harry A. Young, first presi— OF SPORTSHEN Biggest Crowd In 2 Years Out- For Election; Heckman Pictures, Trout Feed Enjoyed George N. Adams, former 24th District Representative, became the third president of the Hood Canal Sportmans Association at its annual election meeting at Hoodsport last Thursday night. Adams succeeds Acting Presi- dent I-Iarold Ellis, who completed the unexpired term of Charles Simmons. Other officers of the association for the 1941-42 term are M. C. Stark of Waterwheel, vice president; 0. K. Linscott Adams, Linscott and Johnson were named as delegates to the Washington State Sports Council. President Adams‘ first act after taking over the chair was to ap- piont a committee to investigate ways and means of providing a memorial marker in honor of the dent of the Hood Canal Sports- mens Ass’n. A highly interesting entertain- ment program brought out the largest crowd the sportsmen have had in nearly two years. Excel- lent motion pictures shown by W. S. Heckman of his trip around the U. S. last year were highly en— joyed, Hans Schmidt played sev- eral piano numbers, and the trout feed prepared by Fred Ulrich was even better than his past perform- ances. Fish for the feed were caught by Allie Robinson, Leo Johnson, P. J. Allard, A. S. Read, L. L. Dickinson, and O. K. Linscott, while Mrs. Reed , Mrs. Linscott and Hans Schmidt assisted Ulrich in preparing them for the big ga- thering. A total of over 90 trout were caught and prepared. Rand Honored At "Enjoyable F e 't e At Alderbrook Members of the Senior High School Band, with their director Ben T. Hallgrimson, were guests at a delightful dinner party at Al- derbrook Inn last evening. Follow- ing dinner a beach party, boating, marshmallow roast and games were enjoyed. Everyone was high in their praise of the hospitality extended by Miss Flagg and Miss Eastwood, proprietors of the Inn. Mrs. Loui Larson and her various committees wish to thank the business men, friends and parents who contributed so ’generously to make the party a huge success. Very enjoyable were the after dinner speeches by R. F. Eddy, Mr. Hallgrimson and Mr. Loop. Mr. Eddy presented an enlarged pic- ture of the band to the school as a gift from the parents. Other honor guests were Mrs. Hallgrim- son, Mrs. Eddy and Mrs. Loop. Special thanks is extended Dean Palmer for his fine work of print- ing on the pictures. The tables were cleverly decorated with rose bud centerpieces and Indian tom tom favors. Parents attending the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. W. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Pearson, Mes— dames M. C. Stark, E. Johnson, W. Stevenson and L. Larson. Others who drove out later were Mesdames Glenn Landers, Glenn Smith, Roy Rector and Guy Alli— son and Mr. and Mrs. Don Palmer and Dean. Various committees were as follows: Soliciting committee: Mrs. Roy Rector, Mrs. R. Binns, Mrs. M. Clothier, Mrs. C. Wilcox, Mrs. K. Calkins, Mrs. B. Rose, Mrs. M. Pickens, Mrs. L. Larson. Table committee, Mrs. Glenn Landers, Mrs. Roy Rector. Enter- tainment committee, Mrs. W. Stevenson, Mrs. H. Jordan. Gift committee, Mrs. Don Palmer. This party was given in appre- ciation to the band for the high honors they brought back to Shelton in recent ’music meets. Court Of Honor Slated Thursday One of the smallest groups of Boy Scouts seeking advancements in a long time will appear before the Mason County court of honor this Thursday evening at the courthouse to claim seven ad- vancements approved by the board of review held last Thursday eve- ning. a The awards will be to Douglas, of , Larson and Gordon Smith Troop 25, both seeking first class rank; Bob Cole, Troop 12, seek-r ing the emergency merit badge; Ben Soper, Troop 12, and John Eliason, Troop 25, both seeking their bird study merit badges; and Earl Sheldon, Troop 25 scoutmas- ter, seeking carpentry and han- dicraft merit badges, Board of Review Chairman Frank Houston reported. The court of honor Thursday begins at eight o’clock with Dis- and tomorrow. Baccalaureate Puts Stress On Religion I Rev. Muhly Delivers Inspiring Ad— l dress To Seniors, Pointing Out Even Humblest Have Vital Part To Play Seniors of the Class of 1941 of Irene S. Reed high school were given an inspiring message oni good citizenship and their parts in national unity by Rev. R. C. Muhly in his baccalaureate ad- dress at the junior high school; auditorium Sunday evening. ' The auditorium was nearly full for the occasion as the pastor of Mt. Olive Lutheran church pro—l sided over the program. “How priceless the privilege ofi liberty of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, in Am— erica today—today when many civilized nations are seeing that liberty fading away,” Rev. Muhly pointed out. I “There is a danger that you and l I take these liberties for granted. We are prone to forget what the average individual can do in America. Heroes‘And ‘Zeroes’ “We are a HERO—ZERO peo- ple. We idolize the man who makes headlines, we sometimes forget or undbrestimate the worth of the little fellow who counts as zero but who, as a good citizen, is a vital part of America today “You are standing on the thres- hold of life, about to take your place in the life and society of America,” Rev. Muhly continued. “It is vitally important that the principles of honesty and char- acter motivate you. Industry and ambition are important, but above all, don‘t forget the most impor- tant part of good citizenship religion. It is the keystone of the arch of all American history. “Go to church. Contentment has been called the greatest treas- ure of life, but contentment can come only after the heart is right with God. America’s real heroes and statesmen, builders and founders, have been the men who so often trusted God, then work- ed. Duty To Serve In War “In event of war' it is our duty to obey the government and to take up arms, yet ours is a two- fold duty. As the governed we owe our government obedience with good conscience. But in our form of government, a democracy, a rule of, by and for the people, we are also the governors, and as such it is our duty to make our wishes known to those whom we have placed into positions of government. “Today America stands under beclouded world sky. The storml clouds seem to grow darker by the day. America may stand un- der similar storm-angry clouds several times more in your life~ time. “Let America today, in 1941, take its national sins to a just God and beg divine forgiveness. Future Foundations “Let America build its tomor- rows on virtue, love and the Holy Scriptures of God! “Let America ever be peopled by the stalwart sons and daugh— ters of God! “Then, and then only, can Amer- ica attain to its place in the sun when storms again are past. Then, and then only, can America come into its greatest destiny." City School Supt. H. E. Loop bade farewell to the seniors in a touching talk, the Women’s Chorus sang three numbers un- der the direction of Ben Hall- grimson, the String Ensemble played numbers from Mozart, Miss Norma Johnson played piano sel- ections by Chopin, and Mr. Hall- grinison led the assembly in com- munity singing of the national anthem as the closing number. Pioneer Daughters To Hold Picnic June 12 Mason County Chapter No. 14, Daughters of Pioneers of Washing- ton, will hold its annual picnic June 12 at Bayshore, it Was an- nounced today by chapter otfi- cers. . .Tuberculosis X-ray" as his topic. ’ to bring All members are urged to at- tend. to BUY, SELL, EXCHANGE Use the CLASSIFIEDS OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Sermon , COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT—American L e g i o 11 post and auxiliary meetings, 8 p. m., Memorial Hall. WEDNESDAY-—L a s t d a y o f school, summer vacation starts. WEDNESDAYw-Active Club din- ner meeting, 6:30 p. m., New Moose Hall. THURSDAYfirCity council meet- ing, 8 p. m., city hall. THURSDAY—Boy Scout Court of Honor, 8 p. m., courthouse. MASON COUNTY TO PLAY TOP ROLE AT STATE TB. CONFAB Dr. Collier, Mrs. Davidson, Local Exhibit All To Be Featured At Wenatchee Program Trail blazing in the field of tuberculosis control done by the Mason County Tuberculosis Lea- gue and the Shelton General Hos- pital will be featured subject mat— ter discussed at the Washington Tuberculosis Association's annual convention in Wenatchee this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On the Thursday afternoon pro- gram, which will deal with “Some New Frontiers in Tuberculosis Programs”, Dr. B. N. Collier, at- tending physician at Shelton Hos- pital, will speak on the adminis- trative end of case findings, the cost of the program, and reactions of the patients. Mrs. Veron Davidson, executive secretary of the Mason County Tuberculosis League, will speak on the'same program on “Case Finding in Shelton Hospital." Dr. John Nelson of Seattle will be a third speaker on the same pro- gram with “New Developments in The Mason Conuty League’s ex- hibit which attracted so much at- tention at the national convention in Texas last month will also be shown at the state convention. Mrs. Davidson, accompanied by Mr. Davidson, and two delegates from Thurston county league will leave here Wednesday to make the convention trip while Dr. Col- lier plans to fly over Thursday morning, weather premitting. Memorial services are to be held at eleven o‘clock Friday morning in honor of the late Mrs. Will Gris- dale, who served the Mason County Tuberculosis League for seven years as its president. ‘ Eaghs—SeaFNEW Officers, Praise President Lamb Retiring President Russell Lamb was lauded for his highly success- ful efforts during his year in office the Shelton Eagles Aerie back on an even financial keel at last night's annual installation ceremonies. George N. Adams, who acted as grand worthy secretary during the installation, praised Lamb’s work highly, pointing out that the aerie has been raised from a deep fin- ancial hole to within a few dol- lars of having a balance on hand.‘ James McArthur of Tenino, dis- trict director, and Matt Coons, past junior president of Olympia aerie, acted as installing officer and conductor respectively for the Shelton aerie‘s installation last night as Art Griggs was seated as the new aerie president, Cliff Collins as vice president, Melvin Delano as chaplain, Lamb as see— retary, George Andrews as treas- urer, Jess Thomas as conductor, Wayne Stuck as inside guard, Fred Stuck as outside guard, and Paul Fredrickson as trustee. Retiring President Lamb thank- ed the aerie membership for its fine cooperation and asked that it continue to give as much to the new officers in the coming year. MISS VALENTINE FINDS HOME fl STATE IN ITS SPRING FINEST Kansas in its best spring finery was the welcome sight Miss Geor- gia Valentine, private secretary to D. B. Davies, general superinten— dent of Rayonier plants, tucked away in her memory of a three- week motor trip to see her par- ents which she ended with her re- turn here last weekend. Bountiful spring rain this cord heat for two days at her parents’ home at Effingham, near Atchinson, Kansas, but the wea- ther as a whole was quite change- able, some snow falling during a brief storm one day, she recount- ed. She made the trip eastward with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Harris of She]- year. ton, who stopped off at Lincoln, has given crops 3. fine start andl Nebraska, to take delivery of a the state is more beautiful this new car, which they drove back year than she has ever seen it be- . home, arriving here Miss Valentine said today! On the return west Miss Valen- ltine brought friends from Effing— i ham who now live in Tacoma, with la trip through Yellowstone Park better" general condition than it, fore, in recounting highlights journey. “The midwest shows a much of her did three and a. half years ago when I last went through it,” Miss Valentine related. “The farms seem to be in better general con- dition and there is a great deal of building going on. Wichita, Kan- sas, seems to be particularly pros- perous with its tremendous air- trict Scout Chairman Doane Bro-I plane industry." die presiding. Miss Valentine sweltered in re- last Week. as a highlight. i At the Teton entrance to the [park Miss valentine met one of 'the Elkhorn boys who formerly lived in Shelton and is now em- ployed by the park service. inquired of former Sheltonians he had known. “Washington roads were. the best of any in the states we trav-l eled through,” Miss Valentine said. He. NEW PLYWOOD PLANT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE Operations Likely To Get Under Way Late This Month “'ith Excellent Progress Now » Being Made While the new plant of the Olympic Plywood Company has .been lost sight of in the worry over the logging and mill strike lay-offs, work has been going on steadily and the plant will be in operation late this month. Con- sidering that actual work could not start this spring until some sixty thousand yards of dirt had been moved, the building has been completed well ahead of the machinery arrival, and the place- ment is now going on. The old single mill power plant has been put in order for its new purpose, its two Dutch boilers ample to furnish all needed steam and its generators of more than needed capacity for the plywood machinery, with some surplus of current to spare to its intercon- necting central power and Puget Sound services, if and when need- ed. The boilers have already been steamed up and found in order for work. The log cutoff and conveyor systems have been completed, and in the main building the huge 125-inch peeling machine with its conveyor rolls about installed. The other machines in line are here and being installed up to the long steam dryer. The gluing and patching machines are ready for placing, and the only machine not here is the huge 80-ton press which puts on the big squeeze, but this is due in a day or so. In the meantime a crew of thirty men is making all the needed in- stallations, power, sprinkling and steam connections, building eighty wheel trucks to start with, and doing the many jobs about the new plant in readiness for opera- tions. Carl Macke, general manager, and A. H. Ahlskog, foreman in charge, are feeling good over the progress being made, particularly in securing the needed machinery and getting it built ahead of the _ now urgent demand of govetn- “ ment for priorities in materials and manufactures. This, With the power, motors and other needs salvaged from the shingle mill plant, has advanced the new ply~ wood plant in Shelton at least six months over new machinery or- ders placed since starting. , With all this improvement Ma- son County ‘has started construc- tion of a new and badly needed road leading to the plywood plant on which work. has rested wait- ing for dry weather. However, now that the road has a good. start it is hoped that it may be‘ completed before actual operations call for heavier travel and better grades to haul out product. The plant will employ about 35 men a shift. ‘ Ninth Draft Call Adds Three Men . To County Total Three more Mason County man have been called into active mili- tary training under the ninth draft call and will report to the Tacoma induction station June 17, Mrs. Martha Haines, clerk of the local draft board, announced today. Five other drafted under the eighth call are to be inducted this Thursday. , The three to be inducted June 17, providing they pass the final physical tests, are Donald F. Brandt, now of Seattle, Francis M. Hall, Lilliwaup and Oscar Mik- lethun, Shelton. Robert R. Lund, Shelton, has been drafted as a replacement for Marlin P._ Harvey, rejected for physical reasons, on the eighth call, Mrs. Haines said today. The five who report for induc- tion Thursday, besides Lund, in- clude Robert Olund, Gerald Fretz, George Sawyer and Adolph Trou- sil. The Mason county draft board at the present time is sending out 25 questionnaires a day and now I have issued over 900 as efforts to classify all registered men are speeded with a view to complet- ing the classifications before the second draft registration which is scheduled for July 1. The local board received notice' yesterday from state selective ler‘ vice headquarters at Camp Mur- ray that local boards will be ex- pected to conduct the second reg- istration for men who have reach- ed the age of 21 since the last war istration without the assistance of outside voluntary help. Definite plans for conducting the second registration have not been outlined by the local board as yet. Margaret Vail Takes I, Hospital Office Post Miss Margaret Vail, former Hoodspprt girl, has accepted a position ‘as. hockkeeper and ac— countant at Shelton Gaieral Hos- pital, replacing Miss Blanche Mc- Donald, who had held the post since last August. Miss McDon- ald had returned to her home in Seattle.