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‘ . Except Rayon-1 illu'Sday After- 1 ' fnday: decided Day, 1941 style,i S 0f independencel lchores to Shel-1 abOrers, but only of vacation to: most instances, a! he Journal this , 'mdustrial plants, the steam" after‘ 00’1'3 shifts leave,, ‘3 Wheels turningl “day morning. In ' e McCleary Tim- , 00d. Reed Mill, 3’ and the Simp- A Pally camps. ain't .work Satur- « Will be losing h 3 Work, although the three-day " 1' fellow laborers Ordinarily Would txons will under- efissation between esday and eight morning under ., and the that shutdown, rk 1”f31)ai1's and Will be carried PeTSOnnel super- reta.day. ‘1 store stand- cethe. schedule of strtain. A list of We. proprietors IdeSU‘Ed to close ., aS_ Friday and by holiday was ob- pertoone retail mer- ' othok to sound out . 91‘s among the malts hindicated . 0m ead uar- ape“ 0r prefgr to openSY. group cited the , 0unding towns remaining open .ge_l‘ainbow and 8W1mming lazily lasting distance 00.1'0.uble was the Ila-chimed in pools -t&i:ma game farm . Gated by the State 2331‘ Dion, Bob A1- m 8 Were the Shel- : a trip of in~ ~ »' re 1‘? game farm, “"13 ponds for ’ saW thousands which will in state i bear, deer, ra- f mills which the as taken in af- d0ned in the :1? the Shelton on tquarters of the 0 Do be left side of “dame Fort Lewis 011 the return “ccess, to get th BE ALIVE ON THE FIFTH! This message is being broadcast to motorists Traffic accidents take many lives on holidays and usually reach a peak on the Many Americans assert their inde~ pendence on this great National holiday by throwing caution to the winds on our streets and highways. Safety officials throughout the country are deter- mined to curb the holiday death rate this year inspite of prospects of greater traffic congestion than ever In Washington, the State Patrol will be con— tinually alert for any evidence of unsafe driving on throughout the nation. Fourth of July. before. our rural highways. year. tion from 1940. Patrolmen llSCY‘S. hillcrests, or in Button, button, button! A new version of that old kids game is keeping General Chair- man Walt Elliott and Sales Chair— man Vin Connolly'of the Mason County U.S.O. committee guess- ing these days as they wonder who’s got their U.S.O. buttons. Here the Mason County U.S.O. drive is scheduled to come off this Wednesday and Thursday and not a single one of those neat look- ing red-white-and-blue U. S. 0. buttons is in sight. A shipment is supposed to be on its way, routed direct to Shelton, from San Fran- cisco, but it hasn’t arrived yet and Chairman Elliott and Connol- ly are getting pretty fidegty about it all. Chairman Elliott spent a couple of hours with State U.S.O. Chair- man Reno Odlin at the state head- quarters in Tacoma Thursday but who's got the g The. state’s death rate so far this month thirty percent lower than during the same period last Only twenty—one traffic fatalities have been recorded as against thirty for the same time in 1940. This is the first month in 1941 that has shown a reduc- speed in their efforts to prevent traffic accidents, and will do everything possible to maintain the downward trend over this coming three-day holiday. Last year the Fourth of July vacation brought death to eleven motorists and injury to many more. The Patrol asks the motorists cooperation in prevent- ing a recurrence of such a death toll this year. To this end, a few hints on what not to do are presented for the consideration of pleasure-bound h i g h w a y Don’t drive if ymr’vc been drinking Start curly, so you won’t have to speed. Don’t take chances by passing on curves, Drivc safely and sancly on this holiday, so you’ll be alive on the next one. U. S. 0. Committee Has New Stylgjption Game found only 50 buttons 'on hand at the head state office, so that did not help matters any. MOODY. D. O. 6017 S. E. 86TH PORTLAND. OREGON 11* I!!!le SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, July 1, 1941. is have been working at top heavy traffic. Now about all they can do is cross their fingers and hope. Sales Chairman Connolly has his sales crew organized and pois- ed for the big drive Wednesday and Thursday with a $600 quota as the goal. Buttons — if they come — are to go at 25 cents each, at least, more.,if, the sales crew can 'get it. ~If the buttons don’t arrive Chairman Elliott said the drive would simply have to be. delayed until such time as the buttons do get here. In the meantime, Rural Chair- man Clinton Okerstrom came up with the first “scoop” as far as the Mason County U.S.O. drive is concerned with the announcement that Shelton Valley Grange was the first contributor to the cam- paign with Skokomish Valley Grange a close second. Some 90 buttons, the only ones the local ner at the regular election of the committee had on hand, were tak- en between the two granges, Ok- erstrom reported. - The fire season on the twenty. National Forests of Washington and Oregon officially opens on July 1, when the following regu- lations become effective. 1. Building a campfire upon any national forest land (other than on the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon) without first obtaining a permit from a forest officer, ex- cept in a safe stove or at a desig- tWo bids sub- gzt’mu‘fe ‘board of Sub Il'llssioners to- nalmlssion of new 3‘“ aummer coun- t-°lect and will the MWidely at two hog cOmmlssioner's ~ £53 decided at its . ay this county, Elton fisher- the 1941 Ben 3’ when he en- off place bpard, which halists in the es Paine, for- eating estab- “3 locations in years, learned nated forest camp where camp fire permits are not required, as shown by posted notices. 2. Smoking while traveling in timber, brush, or grass areas, ex- cept on paved or surfaced high- ways (and on the Siuslaw Nation- al Forest). 3. Going or being upon any na- tional farest land, except at desig- nated and posted forest camps (and on the Siuslaw National For- est), with automobile, other ve- hicle or pack horses, with the in- tention of camping thereon, with‘ out being equipped for each ve- hicle or padk train, with the fol- lowing fire fighting tools: (a) One axe not less than 26 inches in length overall, with head weigh— ing two pounds or over. (b) One shovel not less than 36 inches long overall with blade not less than 8 inches wide. (c) One water container, capacity one gallon 01‘ more. Wallp R. Anderson, District Ranger at Hoodsport, states, “that Forest Guards and Lookouts will be at their stations and forest users are invited to visit Forest Service stations to secure infor- mation and camp fire permits.” Ranger and Guard Stations with— in the Hood Canal area where per- mits may be secured are as fol- lows: District Ranger Station, Hoods— port: 'W. R. Anderson, District Ranger; Lester Steinhoff, Assist- ant. 8 Week 0 here e of his . ach last Tues- tad the Shelton here just prior "Ha some ten tapperated other before . Served as a e here for sev- District Ranger Station, Quil‘ cene: Jay Grant, District Ran— ger; Leslie Larsen, Assistant. Cushman CCC Camp, Lake Cushman: Karl Wood, Forest Guard. Hamma Hamma Guard Station, Hamma Hamma River: Hugh Wol- cott, Forest Guard. Corrigenda Guard Station, Dose— wallips River, Interorrem FIRE REGULATIONS GO INTO EFFECT IN NATIONAL FORESTS JULY 1; HOLIDAY CARE URGED Burnsten, Forest Guard. Mt. Walker Lookout. .For the convenience of Na- tional Forest users unable to con- tact any of the above stations, ar- rangements have been made with District Warden Charles Ogg, State Fire Hall, Shelton, to issue camp fire permits within the Hoodsport District of the Olym- pic National Forest. _ It is necessary that all parties intending to camp within the National Forest except at develop- ed camp grounds, such as Bear Gulch on Lake Cushman; Hamma Hamma, near the Hamma Hamma Guard Station; Gamm Creek on the Dosewallips River; Rainbow Camp on the Olympic Highway near Quilcene and at Mt. Walker, have the required fire fighting tools before applying for a per- mit to build a camp fire. All forest visitors are asked not to bring fireworks of any sort into the National Forest,- since to do so is in violation of National Forest fire regulations. This year each forest visitor is asked to use greater caution while usmg the forested areas of our State. Due to the fact that na- tional defense industries have absorbed much of the manpower heretofore available for fire 110 1101111 111111 i AROUT ADAMS i AS PRESIDENT Revote Gives Former Legislator All But One Vote as Hood Canal Sportsmen Chief Executive Thurs. It took a second trty to accom- plish it, but now there’s no doubt about the fact that George N.i Adams is president of the Hood Canal Sportsmens Association. :- The former 24th District legis- lator received all but one ballot (maybe that was his own) for the office in the presidential revote cast at Hoodsport last Thursday as the June session of the Sports— mens Ass’n was held. Adams had been declared win~ association in May but the organ- ization’s executive board later de- clared the election contrary to the association’s by-laws because Ad- ams had not received a majority of‘the votes cast for a field of three candidates. But now there’s no question, for only one vote kept it from being unanimous last Thursday. Warm Words Fly The vote was not held, however, until after a rather heated debate over whether the minutes of the May meeting, in which the elec- tion of Adams was recorded as certified, should be approved or deferred until after the revote. During this debate Adams rapped in strong terms “the persons who have been painting me with one stripe and another as a sports- man" and cited some of the moves he had made in the legislature to assist sportsmens’ programs to aid conservation and propagation of wild life resources of this state. At the new president’s sugges- tion, a resolution was passed ask- ing the State Game Department to close Finch Creek, which emp- ties into Hood Canal at Hoods- port, to fishing by all except chil- dren under 16 years of age. Presi- dent Adams then appointed Leo Johnson and Herb Dickinson a committee to get support for the same measure from the Hoods— port Commercial Club and ap- pointed himself to ask thereunty commissioners for endorsement of the proposal. ‘ Council Action Reported O. K. Linscott, the association‘s. new secretary and one of ,Vits" delegates to the last meeting ‘of the Washington State Sports Council, reviewed action taken" by both the resolutions committee, on which he served, and by ‘the council-at-large on resolutions brought before that body. These included unanimous approval of a resolution asking the State Game Department to officially name the new public shooting ground at the mouth of the Skokomish River af- These sky—cleavers at Maxwell Field, Ala.. will soon be skip- pered by young pilots who form part of the nation’s new crop of 30,000 airmen. Flying cadets are, left to right: Carl T. Rauch, Jr.. Cadillac, Mich.; Glenn J. Schaffer, Milwaukee, Wis., and Walter L. Hurd, Jr., Stanhope, Iowa. They are students at Randolph Field, Texas, “West Point of the Air." The Army is seeking many more pilots for planes like these and for newer, bigger aircraft which is rapidly coming off production lines. Maxwell Field' trains 10,000 pilots annually. LOGGERS SULLY RAYMOND, PORT ANGELES STARTS Shelton Wins Peninsula Dedication Game, 8—5, Rallies For 9-7 Win Over Willipans Shelton’s youthful diamond warriors, the Loggers, showed a marked penchant for spoiling “openers” for rival teams over the 'weekend, twice cuffing out decisions while playing the role of opponents in inaugural bat- ties. At Port Angeles Friday night, after Gov. Art Langlie had high- lightled a big community celebra- tion; dedicating the new lighted athletic park in the peninsula; city, the Loggers hammered the offerings of two former Western “International Lea gu e hurlers, George Marshall and Howard Johnson, for an 8 to 5 victory. At home on Loop Field Sunday afternoon the hustling young 10— cals rallied in the eighth for four runs which brought a 9 to 7 vic- tory over the Raymond Mer- chants, who were making their first start of the year. Both games were well—played, exceptionally interesting diamond struggles. Forgot Their Clippings ter the late Harry A. Young, who rescued the land from falling into private hands and thus being lost to the public. Adams, the other delegate to the council, elaborated on the re- port. An invitation to the sportsmen from the Shelton Chamber of Commerce to hear Bernard T. Mc- .Cauley, director of the State Game Department, speak at the Cham- ber’s meeting July 10 in Shelton was read. The July and August meetings of the Sportsmens Association were cancelled by action of the membership and President Adams given the authority to appoint delegates to the next State Sports Council meeting in September. Activians Seat New Heads This Wednesday Eve New officers of the Active Club will be installed this Wednesday evening at a ladies’ night program to start with a seven o'clock din- ner served in the new Moose Hall. Paul Marshall, Shelton’s District One governor, will act as install- ing officer. The program is in the hands of a committee consisting of Marshall and Verne Miller. Following the installation cere- monies dancing will be enjoyed by the mixed group. The incoming officers include President Chuck Rowe, Vice Presi- dent Francis Eacrett, Secretary John Stevenson, District Advisory’ Council Member George Dunning fighting purposes the combating of any fire will become a critical problem. Our forests of western Washington'are not only a vital resource for our National Defense Program. but are also a source of employment for a large per- centage of our people. A forest user, by his neglect or carelessness with fire, may therefore unwittingly give aid to the enemies of our country. _The Forest Service will appre- ciate the coopertation of alllFor- est users in reporting fires to the Rangers at any of the above nam- ed stations. Telephones are lo- cated at strategic places through- out the National Forest and the public should feel free to use them 1n event of any emergency. SON BORN FRIDAY Mr. and Mrs. Royal Cragun of Shelton became parents of '3 baby Guard son born at Shelton Hospital Fri- Station, Duckabush River: JDhn daY~ and Directors Rocky Duckham, Lyle McElroy and Hal Watkins. Journal Classified Ads Are Real Go-Getters -— Phone 100 t , Have You a SHELTON HISTORICAL PAMPHLET Among Your Possessions? If 30, Did You SEND ONE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS Whom You Believe Would Appreciate Having One? They May Be Obtained FREE By Asking for Them at CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICE Title Insurance Bldg., Harold Lukeburg, Secretary or at The Journal Up at Port Angeles the Log- gers wasted little time getting to their two rival throwers, import- ed especially for the dedication game, along with Catcher Ray Spurgeon of Tacoma. Johnson, who played three years with Yakima in the W. I. league but quit the pro game for more lucrative pay in the Ta- coma Shipyards, was blasted for five hits and five runs in the second, young Bill Taylor cli- maxing the frame with a beauti— ful steal of home. Alec Matson started things with a clean sin- gle, Buck Armstrong singled, Stan Armstrong doubled, Cliff Kelly drew a fluke blow on a bad hop, and Taylor doubled during the outburst. > Buck Armstrong cheated him- self of receiving credit for hit- ting the first me run in the new Port Angeles park when he failed to touch second after slash- ing the ball against the 388-foot rightfield wall. Greet Marshall Warmly The Loggers moved the count to 8-0 with another trio in the eighth as Marshall, who pitched for Shelton’s last Northwest .League entry in 1939, took up the hurling burden. Bill Levett’s dou- ble started it, with Dan Cormier, Matson and Earl Lumsden follow- ing with singles to account ‘ for the trio. In the me ntime, Letfy Jack Cole had bed the Port Angeles swingers hitless for the first five innings,' gave up the safety in the sixth, got into a little trou- ble in the seventh as the result of an error, a walk and a hit, then caved-in in the eighth and had to give away to Ralph Le- Drew with three runs across and the bases full. LeDrew retired the, side after two more runs crossed and got the home swing- ers without damage in the ninth. (Continued on Page Five) New Skinners Look Aloft at Their Trimgraf’c COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT—(Monday) w Eagles aerie weekly meeting, 8 p. m., Moose Hall. TONIGHT (Monday)—City Lea- gue softball, 6 p. m., Loop Field, two games. TUESDAY—Second selective ser- vice registration for young men who have become 21 since Oc— tober 16, 1940, draft board of- fice, basement Shelton postof- fice building, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. TUESDAY~Kiwanis club lunch- eon meeting, noon, Shelton Ho— tel. WEDNESDAY~Active Club in- stallation of officers, 7 p. m., Moose hall. WEDNESDAY—"Journal publish— es, instead of Thursday. ‘WEDNESDAY First of two U.S.O. button sale days in Ma- son County. WEDNESDAY—Odd Fellows lodge weekly meeting, p. m., I.0.0.F. Hall. THURSDAY—City council meet- ing, 8‘p. m., city hall. Camera Contest Prize Display In L. M. This Week Prizes which will be offered in the public snapshot contest being sponsored by the Shelton Camera Club will be displayed in the L.M. windows this week, Contest Chair- man Gene Burgoyne announced today. The contest closes July 25. Ev- eryone interested is invited to drop their entries into the boxes at McConkey Pharmacy, Fir Drug Store, Gordon’s Rexal Pharmacy, and Andrews Photo Studio. Rules of the contest: 1.—Anyone in Shelton may en- ter, except members of the Shel- ton Camera Club. 2.——Any print may be entered which is not larger than five inches in the longest dimension. 3.~—The closing date of the con- test is July 25. The prints will be judged on July 28 at the reg- ular meeting of the Camera Club, agter which prizes will be award- e . 4.-There will be four prizes given one each to the four best prints. 5.—Prints will be returned only if accompanied by a self-address- ed and stamped envelope. 6.———Place your name and ad—- dress on Hie back of each print. Journal Coming Out Wednesday This is the last reminder, folks, to refresh memories about the ad- this Week’s Journal. The second issue of the week comes off the presses Wednesday afternoon instead of its usual Thursday date, so all who have advertising, news, legal publica- tions or notices of any kind you vanced publication schedule for. want to appear in this Week’s second edition should bear in mind that copy will have to reach the staff a day earlier than usual. State Official Will Speak Before Kiwanis Shelton Kiwanians will hear Shirley Marsh, assistant state at- torney general, speak at their weekly meeting this Tuesday noon on a topic appro riate to Fourth of July, Progra Chairman Sid Hatcher announced last weekend. ‘ The club’s usual luncheon will precede the program in the ban- quet room at the Shelton Hotel. GIRL ARRIVES SATURDAY Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Orr of Bel- fair became parents of a baby daughter born Saturday at Shel- ton Hospital. FDRESTS KEEP‘WAHINEIENEEEN OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER I REGISTRANTSW ANSWER BUT TEN EASY QUESTlON zl-Year-Olds Must Register For Selective Service This Tuesday Between 7 a.m.—9 p.m. When Mason County 21-year- olds register this Tuesday at the draft board offices in the base- ment of the Shelton postoffice building, adding their names to the selective service roster, they will be required to answer only ten simple questions, Chairman Ed Faubert of the local board said today. . Asserting that the registration will involve no complex proced- ure, Chairman Faubert said that the questions on the registrant’s card pertain only to his identity, his address, the person who will always know his address, and his employer. The questions registrants must answer he explained further, are contained on a four-by-six-inch filing card and include the follow- ing: (1) name of registrant; (2) place of residence; (3) mailing ad- dress (if other than plaCe of resi- dence; (4) telephone; (5) age in years; (6) place of birth; (7) oc- cupation; (8) .name and address of person who will always know your address; (9) employer‘s name and address, and (10) place of em- ployment or business. After a registrant has answer; ed the questions and signed his name to his registration card, he will be given a registration cer- tificate signed by the registrar. He must have his certificate in his personal possession at all“ times. Under the Selective reg- ulations, failure to possess the cer- tificate, or to show it to author- ized persons, constitutes a viola- tion of the regulations and is to be considered prima facie evidence of failure to register. Registration for Mason county will be carried out during a 14- hour period from 7 a. m. to p. m. at the draft board offices in the basement of the Shelton postof- fice building with Mrs. Faubert, Mrs. Hal Briggs and Mrs. Ida Rex Loughnam as the volunteer regis- trars. Son of Ex-Shelton Resident Succumbs Clarence Emerald Newman, son ' of Mrs. Grace, Getty Newman, of Port Orchard, a former Shelton resident, died at a Bremerton hos- pital Saturday night. Last rites will be held at Port Orchard this Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock from the Penelton Mortuary with interment to be in Kirkland. He is survived by his wife, Ber- tha, his mother, and several aunts and uncles in Shelton. He would have been 41 years old this July 12. Mrs. Landers, Son Home With New Car Reporting an uneventful but very pleasant trip, Mrs. Glenn W. Landers and her son, Glenn Jr., optical student at Chicago, return- ed to Shelton Saturday evening} driving a new car received at the factory. Mrs. Landers enjoyed a visit with relatives enroute, while three fellow students of Glenn’s were dropped off at their homes on the way coming West, the last one at Pocatello, Idaho. McKays Making Trip To Factory For Truck Mr. and Mrs. Don McKay left Shelton last week on a vacation- trip which will be combined with business to a certain extent as they take factory delivery of a ANDY HANSEN w NEW SHELTON POLICE CHIEF Engineer Burwell Bantz Name State Hiway Director; Resig- nation Expected; No Suc- cessor Named Yet By Mayor Mayor William Stevenson re- turned last night ‘from a three- week vacation trip to find two ap- pointments on his hands to fill vacancies in city offices created by the resignations of Police Chief Ray Starwich and Engin- eer Burwell Btanz during his ab- sence. He promptly filled the first of ‘the vacancies by announcing this morning the appointment of Andy Hansen, senior member of the present city police force, as the new chief of police, succeeding Starwich, whose resignation be: comes effective July 1. Bantz Appointment July 1 Mr. Bantz' resignation, how- ever, has not yet actually been received by the mayor, but it is expected in an early mail inas- much as Mr. Bantz last Saturday was appointed by Gov. Langlie to the post of state highway de- partment director. The appoint- ment becomes effective July 1, but until he actually receives the resignation Mayor Stevenson said today he will not make any an- nouncement regarding appoint- ment of Bantz’ successor. Although a resident of Chehalis. Mr. Bantz has been engineer fat.- the City of Shelton since 1931, when he was first appointed by then Mayor C. E. Runacres. He was reappointed by each‘succeed~ ing Shelton mayor—L. D. tHa'ck, C. C. Cole and Stevenson; ' " Commission Meets Monday . During that ten-year period Mr. Bantz has supervised all munici~ pal improvements here requiring engineering experience, such as the water system expansions, city street improvements, etc. Next Monday evening the city civil service commission has a meeting scheduled to receiVe apl plications for the city police forco and will hold the examination to determine the actual ratings of the applicants on the following Monday, July 14. ‘ -‘ There is no reserve list at the present time from which replace- ments on the police force can be made, so the necessity for hold- ing an examination to create such a list. MAYOR FINDS CROPS GOOD, MUCH BUILDING Accompanied by Mrs. Stevan- son and their children, Bill and Rosemary, Mayor Stevenson fe- turned to Shelton last week from a three-week trip designed pri- marily to take factory delivery of a new car. I A sidetrip into northern Mich- igan and a visit with Mrs. Steven- son’s relatives in southern 111i.- nois were other highlights. May- or Stevenson reported today he noted excellent crops everywhere, even in the center of the so-calle ed “dust bowl” area, although some of the farming areas still showed plainly the effects of the tough years they’ve gone through, while home construction was plainly noticeable for some dis- tance around the defense produc- tion centers, he said. The return trip, via the north- ern route, was highlighted by a good look at the famous Rush- more Memorial and the Dakota badlands, both of which the Shel- ton mayor found exceptionally in- teresting. Canadian Rocky Trip Exquisite, Say Sheltonians Memories of scenery of “1438- . scribable beauty and many cam- era shots of the plentiful ani- mals they saw on the way were brought home Saturday at the end of a two-week trip through the Canadian Rockies by Mr. and Mrs. Harland Jordan, Rose. mary and Tom Kidwell of Shel- ton and Mn and Mrs. T. K. Need- ham of New Westminster, B. C., the latter parents of Mrs. Jordan. Mr. and Mrs. Needham will re- main here for awhile to visit at the Jordan home and at the home of their son, James Needs ham, Shelton grocer. Leaving from New Westmin- ster on June 12, the touristswcnt through the Canadian Rockies via the new Big Bend Highway thru the Fraser River Canyon to Ban‘ ff, Lake Louise (with numerous. ‘ sidetrips enroute) to Calgary. where they visited Mr. Jordan’s brother. 1 The return was made by ’Way of Kootenai route with stops at Radium Hot Springs, Cranbrook. Nelson and Grand Forks, cross- ing the line above Republic in Ferry county, with a stop at Cou- lee Dam before returning to Slid- ton after covering some, 2‘70!) miles. . Ideal weather and excellent roads made the trip; ', enjoyable while the many mild animals seen from the road, especially}; band of mountain sheep and a huge moose feeding unconcemedly in new truck at Cleveland, Ohio. They will be gone about two weeks. Q a. swamp, were particular high- lights of the trip. Mrs. Jordan reported today. . .y—a