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Mailing 9 provided for the . for each pamphlet " mslflld away, the cost allmg being only a ~ r 1f the envelope is £61 Some attractive deI‘S outlining the “Vanatural and res- "al _tages of Mason 50 available to put enVelopes, also free.‘ ta“ 01" requests for r :. - re ,fig’y, Come from distant red .examples of which sing m» then it would ’ dents right here in ...usld be the first to* tao step right into ry Lakeburg’s of- urn timeal office and get , ' you‘re in the l l‘ :OmG 0f the samples - . “ 02' th In I A 10,. e pamphlets— . N4“. .. them. too—which “Hy Lakeburg a“filtered : 'sgttéllacoom, Wash. k you for the most . QEWhich you so 02:51“. ‘A. E. Barta,‘ 0111‘ organization, aliter No. 10, i This par- be kept in our h Mrs. Barta would ‘. “£59m and I cer-, the one for myself, ~ mule Steilacoom Li- ~’°n (the oldest li- ' at” Would be pleas- has :Historical Sketch' “Eng, informational. “t. concise. Y0"r . ractive. The only aent~I wish Steila- Mcggolklet, too. ., ,e y yours, A DAVIDSON. Secretary. Der. of Commerce, interest in a re- s: the Mason Coun- maccount of the Sketch of Shel- l‘ecently be en he auspices of If it is avail- klnd enough to XIOf the same. . 9urs truly, W. MILLER, a (Seattle). Tigtate I-‘I‘ilstorical ma, . guberti will has, just ‘receiVed ». 0.3m you a splen- Page Five) ‘11 Try Thursday. \ apt to successfully h “It for the ensu- ‘ InOde next Thurs- , mnembers of the . i : ens Ass‘n ga- ~°°dsgport school for hggd at the May . void b the I ‘ ‘execlltive board be-' ms, declared the e, did not re- Of the votes cast 58 candidates. t213mz:::s:socizaition’s , r erly meet- . itfélahington State I. ‘v Wenatchee last ‘I' another feature ‘ meeting. [June 30—Shelton at .K’v ‘ ‘ices in Seattle Jog-11 W. Dunning, my _several Shel- bunnlldlng his ‘two t‘i‘g. assistant her. and G. H. ,Painter, both lit {Albilnning died in one uesday follow- ,.,«,,..,.}[e:at.10n. He had e 1n Shelton at ‘ dtwp sons virtu- BuFlng the best itemg an ardent e his advanced hamplets In e You YOurs? Wiss Brothers Both Assigned To Same Field Brother probably will instruct brother in Uncle Sam’s Naval Air Corps training in the case of Don and Dave Wiss, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lantz Wiss of Shelton and both graduates of Irene S. Reed high school. At least so indicates the lat- est word received by their parents, Mrs. Wiss said today. Don, already commissioned as an Ensign, has completed his special instructors’ training course and reports to the Naval Air Training base at Corpus Christi June 24 as a flying in- structor, while Dave’s latest letter says he began three week’s ground schooling at the Jack- sonville training base Monday, then will go to Corpus Christi for his actual flying, perhaps to be under his older brother’s in- struction. LEGION BASEBALL, SCHEDULE THROWN’ OUT, NEW ONE MADE Tacoma Teams Gum Up Original Slate; Shelton’s Squad 0f .15 Registered Throw away that 4th District American Legion junior baseball schedule you clipped from Tues- day's Journal, fans, for that schedule was scrapped Tuesday night and a new one drafted by 4th District Athletic Officer Cliff Wivell to keep the two Tacomal teams from losing the receipts they have already taken in from advance, ticket sales for two games between themselves they arranged without consulting Wi- vell. The new schedule will use the same dates as the original one but the..pa,irings will differ on' m‘ostdates.” Here’s the new one: June 24—Shelton at Clover Creek, South Tacoma at North Tacoma. June 27—Clover Creek at Shel- ton, North Tacoma at South Tacoma. South Ta— coma, North Tacoma at Clo- ver Creek. July 5—Shelton at North Ta- coma, South Tacoma at Clo-‘ ver Creek. July 8—South Tacoma at Shel- ton, Clover Creek at North Tacoma. July 11—North Tacoma at Shel- ton, Clover Creek at South Tacoma. Between Themselves The Tacoma teams, for reasons known best to themselves, decided they would play a two-out-of—three elimination series between them- selves and sold tickets for the first two games on that basis, all this without consulting Wi- vell or taking the Shelton and Clover Creek teams into consid- eration. . Rather than deprive 'the Ta- coma teams of the funds they had raised from their ticket sale by insisting on carrying out its first schedule, Wivell revised the slate but insisted that the fairer per- centage system be used in de- terming the district title instead of the elimination system the Tacoma teams were attempting to arrange between themselves. 0n the home front, athletic officers for Fred B. Wivell post made the official registration of the 15 players who will compose the 1941 Shelton junior legion squad yesterday, including the following players: . (Continued on Page Three) Loggers Play Sunday At Centralia Field The Shelton Loggers meet one of their tougher rivals this Sun- day when they go to Centralia to meet the Elks, beaten for the first time this season last Sunday by a crack Seattle team. The game with the Elks will put the Loggers in tune for their dedication engagement at Port Angeles June 27 (Friday) when the peninsula town’s new lighted athletic plant is inaugurated. A Grandmother of MTS. Bovee Dies in Seattle Rev. and Mrs. J. O. Bovee of the Baptist Church here attend- ed funeral services in Seattle Tuesday for Mrs. Bovee's grand- mother, Mrs. Lottie A. Turner. 90-year-old pioneer of the North- west, who died in Seattle}ast Friday. ' Mrs. Turner came West in a covered wagon over the old Ore— gon Trail and settled in Portland when it was a town of less than 500 people. FRACTURED ARM Mrs. George Taylor of Route 2 was admitted to Shelton Hos- pital on Wednesday with a frac- tured arm. Her condition was ibe satisfactory and she was released on Thursday. SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, June 19, 1941. DANCE WOULD PUT PROJECT f OUT OF DEBT Garden Club Sponsoring Dance At‘ Union This Friday Evening As Cleanup Effort One last “putsche,” in which the “man—in-the-street” can really: get in and help like he hasn’t been! asked to heretofore, is being made', this Friday evening by the Shel-i ton Garden Club to put its Rail— road Avenue Beautification pro- ject fund in the black once and, for all. That one final effort is a pub- lic dance which will be held at the Masonic Hall at Union tomor-i row evening (Friday) with danc- ing from nine to one o’clock. Mu- sic will be supplied by the Dave Coleman Orchestra from Aber- deen, which has made a tremen-E dous hit at previous performancesl for the Shelton Dancing Club. , The beautification project is within a few dollars of being com— pletely paid for, so the Garden Club has high hopes of realizing enough from this dance to put the project. definitely “over the top.” A good attendance will achieve' this hope. In addition to the general pub-. lic a special appeal is being made to members of the Garden Club itself, for outside of card parties. and luncheons, club members have not been asked to do a great, deal along the line of monetary assistance, the dance committee points out. Their part in the dance, the committee added, should be to purchase a ticket and urge friends to attend. The ticket sale com- mittee reports a good response to the advance sale. TiCkets will be available at the hall for anyone who does not purchase one in ad- vance. Brodie Named AS Local Emergency Commission Head 'Doane Brodie, Shelton attorney, today “received and accepted ‘ap; pointment as Local Emergency Commissioner for Shelton in a letter from Lieut.—Col. Walter J. DeLong of the State of Washing- ton Military Department. The duties of the Emergency Commissioner are to organize an Emergency Commission in Mason County whose duties are to co— ordinate the activities which servc I to augment the normal protect- ive agencies already established in local and state government prepared to serve only in times of great emergency, such as war or the threat of war, or the dis- asters of fire and flood. Under the Local Emergency Commissioner an organization of auxiliary police, auxiliary fire— men, medical units, transportation units, communications units, evac- uation crews, and supply corps would be fabricated from already existing organizations which car- ry on those functions insofar as possible, Brodie said. The idea would be to coordinate these activities to eliminate over- lapping and wasted efforts. The Emergency Commission will co- operate with all community agen- C188 and constituted authority in perfecting a program which will prepared at all times for prompt action and will cooperate in augmenting duly constituted au- thority of civil and military units with auxiliary units for the pro- tection of life and property, traf- fic regulations and the mainten- ance of law and order during times of extreme emergency, Brodie ex- plained in brief. Further details of the office will be announced when Commissioner Brodie has had time to work out a definite program. BABY SON . Mr: and Mrs. Howard McNish of Lilliwaup are the parents of a'baby boy born at Shelton Hos- pital on Tuesday. CALENDAR COMMUNITY TONIGHT—City league softball, 6 p. m., Loop Field, two games. TONIGHT—City council meeting p. m., city hall. FRIDAY—~V.F.W. post and aux- iliary meetings, p. m., Mem- orial Hall. FRIDAYhMoose Lodge meeting 8 p. m., New Moose Hall. FRIDAY-~Garden Club’s public dance, 9 p. m. to 1 a. m., Ma- sonic Hall at Union, benefit Railroad Avenue beautification project fund. SATURDAY——Superior court, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAY County commission- ers weekly meeting, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAY—City league softball, 6 p. m., Loop Field, two games. MONDAY~Eagles aerie weekly meeting, 8 p. m., new Moose Hall. MONDAY——-Red Cross Chapter June meeting, 8 p. in. court. house. TUESDAY—Kiwanis club lunch- eteoln meeting, noon, Shelton Ho- e . .ials had been loaded into Mr. Ja-z N of Me-TICK-ulous' ~ Mason County Journal, Editor, Dear Sir; Dog owners should take note of the fact that the mild winter has left the woods lousy with TICKS, at least around Cushman Lake. We have had almost a steady job with Bonzo, deTICKing him. TICKS seem to hatch on the ground and crawl up a conven- ient bush, waiting for some one to come along and take them for a TICK-a-back ride. They are never happy unless they are up to their necks in their work. Bonzo is a small white dog. To the TICKS he looks like destiny running through \the woods. If he happens to shake their par- TICKular branch, that is a TICK- et for a free passage, meals and berth included. Don’t forget, too, that nothing TICKLES a TICK like burrowing his beak into a luscious hunk of human beef. If you are looking for berries, as I was, you will probably come back without them, but you will have something to show for it. By the way, don‘t haul rudely at a TICK to remove him; that is the wrong method of atTICK. And don’t do as I did: I put alcohol on mine and they died in a drunken stupor. Some of the foremost TICKnicians say that you should gently lave the TICK’S posterior with turpentine; then he will become so interested that he will want to back out to see what is going on. Yours sincerely, BIRTLEY A. BALL, Lake Cushmaii. ‘MOPYODICK,’ ISLAND DOS, KNOWS ALL ABOUT MATTRESS MAKING AFTER ATTENDING ALL CLASSES By Della Goetsch v Harstine Island, June 18——Mopy Dick can now get some rest, for the mattress manufacturing plant, which opened at the Harstine So~ cial Club hall the morning of June 2, finished work on its present orders and closed its doors on the afternoon of June 11. Mopy Dick (his friends call him Dick) is the huge and handsome, lazy and friendly young dog he longing to the Gunnar Johnson family, and the special pal of the four year son, Ronny. Dick never missed a single session of mat- tress making. He came into the hall with Mrs. Johnson each morn- ing and each afternoon and gave all of his indolent attention to'. the business at hand, while his immense form stretched its great length along some unoccupied part of the floor. There is probably now not much about mattress making that Dick does not know, for he watched from the time the cotton, ticking and other potential elements were brought into the hall by Ed Wil- son, until the last tick had been cut and sewed by Mrs. Oscar Ja- cobson, cotton for the last bat had been weighed out by Reinhart Goetsch, and the surplus mater- cobson’s fine new truck to be re- turned to the Extension Service store room in Shelton. Dick followed Mrs. Reinhart Goetsch around, giving all canine assistance possible to the super- vision of the work, watched the laying and beating of the bats, saw them carefully rolled and car- ried to the tick, where they were unrolled in groups of three at a time and nicely fitted into their permanent places in the mattress- es. When fifty pounds of fluffy cotton, made fluffier by many minutes of beating with slender dowel sticks, had been put into position in the tick and pinned in, with.a good beating between each layer, ladies of the indus- trious group, Mrs. John Hitch- cock, Mrs. Hugo Glaser, Mrs. Gun- nar Johnson, Mrs. Irvie Wingert, Mrs. Jacobson and Mrs. Goetsch closed the open part of the tick seam with strong straight stiches of waxed thread, and as each mat- tress reached this stage it was turned over to Hugo A. Glaser for the finishing touch, the roll edge which gives mattresses their fine appearance and additional strength. Gunnar Johnson helped with this one day, but it is the artistic work of Mr. Glaser which graces the edges of most of these sleep-inducing commodities turn- ed out by the Harstine group. Mopy Dick watched all this. He was also on hand one hot day when Mrs. Anna Johnson, in sym- pathy with the hard-working builders, brought in a treat of root beer, pop and cookies for everyone. Many visitors called at the hall during the eight days, and some of them took a hand and helped with the work. Young Walter Scott took such an interest that after beating bats a part of one day, he came again the next, bringing his brother, Ralph, with him and both boys helped. Lester Johnson also did a turn at bat beating. Lyle and Pauline Hitch- cock, Margaret and Dick Glaser put in considerable time, and John] Hitchcock helped when time per- mitted. Other visitors at the plant included Miss Gayle Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Goetsch and son, John Lee, Mrs. Arthur Wingert, Mrs. Gertrude Howard, Mrs. Aug— ust Carlson, Jack Johnson and son, Johnny, Mrs. Alvin Anderson, Miss Betty Scott, Mrs. M. J. Yeck and two little granddaughters, Betty and Bernice, Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Mercer and two children, Dick Mercer, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Simmons, Everett Simons, John Simons, Ed Wilson, Karl Nelson and Oscar Jacobson. A. G. Johnson failed to receive his notice, so missed a day or two at the start, but was on hand bright and early every morning after he found out that the work was in progress, and did his part at whatever task was assigned him. i C. Okerstrom, County Exten-l sion Agent, spent Thursday with the group, giving help with his expert advice and skillful instruc- tion. Mrs. Jacobson furnished the' sewing machine for the project. The Social Club held its June meeting on Friday evening among mattresses in all stages of devel— dpment from embryonic, shape- less wads of cotton, to full fledged pleasingly plump bed pads with fancy roll edges. Drawing for the mattresses was held Wednesday afternoon, and unused supplies, as well as used articles were disposed of at auc- tion. A welcome surprise was ar- , ranged for the last day in the form of coffee, cookies and a de— licious cake made by Mrs. Irvie Wingert, and served to the work- ers and guests who were present. Mrs. Anna Johnson, Mrs. M. J. Yeck, Mrs. Gunnar Johnson and Mrs. Jacobson helped furnish the lunch. The most satisfying moment of the whole affair, however, was the one when each owner of a brand new fluffy mattress, saw his load- ed on car or truck and headed for home. The Gunnar Johnsons live only a short distance from the hall, and some of the workers helped Mrs. Johnson carry her mattress home by hand. Mopy Dick fol- lowed with a satisfied waving of his great plume of a tail, evi- dently being aware that the new pad meant more ,of comfort in the home. He knows what mat- tresses are for, because one day last week he was found with his shaggy bulk comfortably spread out .upon one such article ~which Mrs. Johnson had put out in the orchard for its regular sunning. RED CROSS JULY MEETING MONDAY Presentation of certificates earned in the home nursing class recently completed under the su- pervision of Mrs. Connie Duck- ham will feature the June meeting of the Mason County Red Cross Chapter scheduled at the court- house next Monday evening at eight o’clock, Chapter Chairman Myron Lund announced today. Also, selection of the chapter’s delegate to the chapter workers’ training course to be held at the University of Washington next month will be made. PAT TURNS OUT TO BE RALPH AS BROTHERS ARE REUNITED Brothers who hadn’t seen each other for 29 years were reunited in Olympia Tuesday through jud- icious use of the facilities of sev- eral public departments, and the net result was that a Shelton man’s true first name was reveal- ed. - It all came about when John Wagner, steward on a steamship which docked in Seattle Monday, tried to locate his brother, Ralph, whom he had last seen in Glas- gow, Montana, in 1912 when both were just young fellows. John had been shifting about the world in his work as steward on steam— ships plying the seven seas, so ha been hard for Ralph to keep track of. He had last heard from Ralph from Olympia over ten years ago. So John started at Olympia to trace Ralph. A couple of hours of futile searching of Olympia. di- rectories prompted John to ask the Olympia Police Department for help. The police phoned the State License Department, which informed John that a Ralph Wag- ner lived on Route 1, a mile-and- a-half from_ Shelton. Then a call to the Mason County sheriff’s of- fice resulted in Deputy Fred Hick- son making a trip to the Wagner place on Route 1. Deputy Hickson knew a fellow by the name of Pat Wagner, who had been a bleacherman at the Rayonier plant since it began op- erations in 1927. ’ _“Say, Pat, are you Ralph?" Deputy Hickson inquired. Pat ad- mitted the fact and that settled it. An hour later the two bro- thers were enjoying their first sight of each other in 29 years, but if it hadn’t been for John‘s usnvn . . my nniY; iv. ‘ ENLlST Now m. unnsn sures ARMY 'TIRST lllAClllNE DELIVERED TO OLYMElC MINES 58-Ton Converter Set Placed Last Weekend; Plant W'ill Be Ready to Operate In Month Part of the heavy machinery to be used in manganese ore process- ing at the Olympic Mines plant on Hill Creek was delivered by Northern Pacific Railroad last weekend and is now being install— ed on the lOWest of the five levels to be occupied by the plant’s sev- eral parts, President A. E. Schrimpf informed a Journal re— porter who visited the plant Site yesterday. machinery to be delivered for use by the manganese plant was a 58—ton converter set coming in two sections. Maneuvering the huge machine into position by hand was quite a task for the plant’s crew. The converter set was delivered from Spokane and will be uSed to transform the plant‘s electrical energy from al- ternating to direct current, Mr. Schrimpf explained. He said the machine could not be replaced for Iless than $42,000. . It has a 1400 horsepower and construction crew which is put— ting up the plant is now concen- trating on finishing the building which will house the big machine to keep moisture away from it. A crew of 14 men is employed on the construction. The plant should be ready for operation in three weeks to .a month, President Schrimpf said, providing work can be started im- mediately on the Bonneville pow- er line which is to serve the plant. The route for the line, which will be about a mile long, has already been surveyed but the Bonneville administration has been swamped with work and just how quickly it could get to the Olympic Mines extension is uncertain, Mr. Schrimpf said. Foundations for the five differ— ent levels have been completed and are of exceptionally sturdy construction. Log bulkheads have been reinforced with steel and the whole set on a hardpan base. Former Shelton Pastors Moved By Methodists Members of the Shelton Me- thodist church will have to wait another week before hearing their newly assigned pastor, Rev. Rob- ert W. Maulden, conduct Sunday services for he will not be in the pulpit here next Sunday. Rev. Seelye of Olympia will conduct this coming Sunday’s services, but Rev. Maulden will be here the fol- lowing week, it was learned to- day. Three former pastors of the Methodist church here have new assignments following last Sun- day‘s state conference at Walla Walla. Rev. Vern A. Spicker, pastor here for the three years before Dr. Brumblay, has been transfer- red from Hoquiam to Toppenish, Rev. Forrest Tibbitts, pastor here just prior to Rev. Spicker, has been transferred from Tacoma to Pomeroy in the Walla Walla dis- trict, and Rev. John H. Avery, former local pastor who has been ill for several months, is suffici— ently recovered to resume his du- ties and has been assigned to Bethlehem in the Vancouver dis- trict. Forbes Awarded Street Contract Contract, on a rental basis, for macadamizing city streets signed up under the recent cooperative financing offer in which the city and property owners share the costs has been awarded to J. F. Forbes, veteran Olympia road contractor, Councilman A. D. Killmer, chairman of the city council’s street committee, an- nounced this morning. Forbes is to begin the surfac— Killmer said. Now It’s Dr. Louis Bassett; S h e lton Grad Given M. D. To be quite correct and for- mal about it you should address him as Dr. Louis Bassett here- after. The former Shelton boy, grad- uate of Irene S. Reed high school with the class of 1924, was awarded his M. D. degree in Medicine at the 204th con- vocation of the University of Chicago on June 10, completing his studies at the Rush Gradu- ate School of Medicine and was one of a class of sixty to re- ceive the M. D. degree at the Summer Convocation. - Dr. Bassett received his Ba- search neighbors might never have learned Pat’s right name. chelor’s degree at the Univers- ity of Washington in 1936. The first, and heaviest, piece of 4000 KVA capacity, he added. The ‘ .CHUCK ROWE NEW directors, ‘ six month term; and Dunning, dis- l 1 OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER INTERPRETATIONS DIFFER ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF BOARD; STRIKE CONTINUES Defense Bonds Sale $3,184 At I Shelton So Far Since May 1, when they were first placed on public sale. 43 U. 8. defense bonds have been sold at the Shelton postoffice, Miss Jessie Knight, postmaster, said yesterday, a total ,of $3,- 184.75 being paid for them. The sale included all values from the lowest bond selling at $18 to the highest selling at $750, Miss Knight said. “Our sale in Shelton hasn‘t been particularly good so far, but I think it is because many people just haven’t thought about it," Miss Knight said, “and of course the strike has slowed up the sale, too." srthe men and boys went homef ACTlVlAN PREXY; VOTED LAST EVE Chuck Rowe, Simpson Logging company accountant, last night became the Shelton Active Club's next’president, being elected to the July to January term. He suc- ceeds George Dunning, postoffice money order clerk. Other officers for the coming term are Francis Eacrett, service station proprietor, vice-president (he is incumbent secretary-treas- urer); John Stevenson, bank clerk, secretary; Rocky Duckham, elec- trician, Lyle McElroy, momentary “man of leisure,” and Harold Wat- kins, plywood plant employe, club the first two for one year terms and the latter for a trict advisory council member. President Dunning last night appointed Bill Bourland, John Stevenson and Bill Dickie as the Activians’ swimming and life sav— ing class committee, and appoint- ed Verne Miller and Paul Marshall as a committee to arrange for the installation of the new officers at a date and place to be deter- mined by the committee. Former Skokomish Resident Passes Mrs. Aline Weaver Flagg, for- mer resident of Skokomish Val- ley, was buried in Shelton Mem- orial Park Monday beside the grave of her father, George Weav- er, following graveside services conducted by Rev, Charles Dale of Faith Mission of Shelton and attended by many old friends. Mrs. Flagg died in Seattle late last week, where the farewell ser- vice was held at the Butterworth Chapel Saturday evening at which Mrs. Karen Rudy, a close friend, sang “When the Mists Have Roll~ ed Away,” and “I Passed By Your Window,” favorite selections of Mrs. Flagg. Friends from Kent, Olympia, Tacoma, Shelton and Seattle at- tended the last rites. Mrs. Flagg is survived by her mother, Mabel H. Weaver, 3. member of the U. S. Hospital staff in Tacoma, and a sister, Isabel, in Seattle. ADEN EXTENDS OFFICE HOURS Beginning tomorrow (Friday), State Patrolman Cliff Aden will keep his office in the Govey Building open from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. for drivers license appli— cants, he announced today. New licenses must be obtained from Aden but renewals may be obtained either from him or at the auditor’s office in the court- house, Which is open from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. daily except Saturday, when it closes at noon. ing work by July 1, Councilman Sheltonians, RBtum From Montana J aunt Mr. and Mrs. George Dunning and John L. Replinger returned to their Shelton homes Monday evening after a vacation trip to Montana. The Dunnings visited friends near Lewiston, the Replingers rel- atives in Missoula, where Mrs. Replinger remained and will spend‘ Both Sides Indicate Willingness To Resume Work; Differences Appear Slight; Dykstra “Intended No Change" Both the Simpson L o g g i n g I Company and Local 38, I.W.A., admittedly‘today are ready to end the five-week-old logging industry idleness started by a strike called throughout Western Washington by the International Woodworkers of America, but the two sides were differing over interpretations of the temporary recommendations of the National Defense Media- tion Board submitted first on May 23, which the I.W.A. refused to accept, and again on June 13, ‘which the operators refuse to ac- cept. C. H. Kreienbaum, executive vice—president of the Simpson Log- ging company and a. member of the operators‘ negotiating com- mittee, released the following statement today, following a tele- phone conversation yesterday with Clarence A. Dykstra, chairman of the NDMB: “As time passes it becomes more apparent that some one is attempting to mislead our men by deliberately misrepresenting the content of a joint telegram to the employers’ negotiating committee and the unions from Doctor Dyk- stra on June 13th. This telegram suggested that the employers and unions negotiate a joint agreement in Seattle. “The operators cannot see how they could negotiate such a con- tract when all the while there has been and is in force a con- 'tract between the 52 operators involved in the strike and the 10- cal unions. The unions have mu- tually agreed with us that this contract is still in effect. ' “Also, in Doctor Dykstra’s tele- gram of June 13th he states: “It should be distinctly understood by both sides that temporary recom- mendations 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the National Defense Mediation Board shall be made immediately effec- tive upon a resumption of work. These recommendations as com- municated to the parties on Ma 23, 1941.” ‘ “Later on in the telegram Dr. Dykstra goes on to elaborate on the union maintenance proposition in the May 23rd recommendation of the Board. The union leader- ship is using this elaboration in the telegram as an interpretation of the May 23rd recommendation, and is attempting to make those operators who are not now oper- ating, accept the union interpre— tation which in effect would mean closed shop. “I discussed this personally with Doctor Dykstra by telephone yesterday, and he confirmed to me his understanding of the tele- gram of June 13th by saying: “I am certain that in Writing that telegram there was no intention at all of adding or detracting from the statement of May 23rd" (This quotation is from stem;- graphic record of our telephone conversation yesterday). “There are some seven to eight thousand men that have gone back to work on the basis of the May 23rd Mediation Board rec- ommendations. All of the Grays Harbor operators which were not party to the original strike of the Twin District operators have re- turned to work and concluded mu- . tual agreements based on the Board findings of May 23rd. The Willapa Harbor operators have done likewise and are operating. The Columbia Basin loggers and all their employees have likewise accepted recommendations similar to the findings of the 'Board of May 23rd. I learn this morning that the Morrison Mill Co. has (continued on Page Three) Equalization Board Scheduled on July '7 The annual sessions of the Ma- son County board of equalization will begin Monday, July 7, at ten o’clock in the office of the county assessor, Assessor Warren Lin- coln announced yesterday. Property owners who wish to submit complaints on assessments placed on their holdings may do so at that time. The board will meet from time to time during the two weeks following the first session at times to be set at each. subsequent meeting. McCauley Confirms Chamber Date Here President Ed Faubert of the Shelton Chamber of Commerce to- day received a letter from Ber- the next month before returning nard T, Mccauley, director of the to Shelton. Shelton Boy ChoHSes Harry Powell, son of H. C. POW- ell of Shelton and graduate of Irene S. Reed high school in 1940, has completed six months radio training at the Coast Guard train- ing station at New London, Conn., and has selected Charleston, South State Game Department, confirm- ing his acceptance of a speaking date at the Chamber’s next meet- Charleston In C.G.!'ing. July 10. President Faubert said an offi- cial invitation from the Chamber will be extended to the Hood Can- al Sportsmens Ass’n at the ‘lab- ter's meeting next Thursday to hear McCauley on July 10. HURT IN WRINGER Mrs. Elmer Carlson is in Shela Carolina, from among four choices "ton, Hospital receiving treatment as his assignment base, accord- for a badly bruised and torn right ing to word received by his fa- ther. hand, which she caught in a wring- er on Wednesday; ,—