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l Finances; $122,581 Noted gall l_ . 91d a?“ decreasing at- e"filled for the elm. compared ‘, year, in the TSChool District upt‘ H. E. Loop. 2323;.attendance for high-08 as compared at: Previous term, )5.‘ 1 .'-| 13fjmiance falling of {12. while total 316619 district for th5169.60 against 9 1939-40 term, ‘ncrease in the "‘8 0f repair of Rounds and repair 01’ equipment, the figures be- ;13 l5116 term just £86.84 for the Mull Increase Emmy to construc- ._;tag¢ and band hanged high school In the new -t‘ L001) pointed further that “It tool! that charg- hmo the several 3 Fl matter of ,iexflmple, insur~ .bs not charged an“: under trans- Mic Supplies are‘ 'd “11er health i} it.“ er Supplies for ' »i- Sometimes dif- ne Whether to 'runder janitor's gaff equipment, , .93“ 10“ of funds ‘ mate for the ta: mIlounts spent .flVe divisions vi ‘ncreases were 9‘15. TWO show- , ex- 3 Office, from for elections sup:rlntend- ,an . equip- £73 to $4,331.28; ,, , $1,047.93 . ns ortation mugged w 8 Listed ‘. "8 in princi- ‘03esxpenses from 7 '18; teachers' er856."l7 to $63,- '- . (all supplies chiding text- n.) from $4,638.- ' We«8’es of jan- ' to $8,500.90; .0 to $2,313- ies from $1,- ;C‘cport Of ‘ re“Btu-led today by‘ .tmg costs came * Stall The Recruiting Service Hits the Road ‘ tions. public address system. sinks and clothes closets. Thou mobile recruiting sta- tions on now in operation in all_ the nine corps of the United Statos, two in oacb corps ma. Much public interest is being manifested in their activities. This traveling entourage will be seen by Shelton resi— dents from July 11 to 14 as the recruiting party visits here for the purpose of en- listing young Mason County men for the Army Air Corps. Young men interested in trainingvas air corps tech- nicians, aircraft mechanics, aerial photographers, and radio operators, are invited to inquire about the Air Corps and enlist if they do— sire while the recruiting party is here. It will be parked in front of the post- office building in Shelton. HATCRRRT Nst EXPECTED FROM McCAULCY TALK State Game Director To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce Ses- sion Thursday Definite news concerning the proposed game fish hatchery lo- of equip- . to.$45,948.- mph nothing to ma“ in item is _ ‘19 salary of t 1940-414ist. A .0 $2,104.33. ‘ Lg: attendance 1 8,1? attributes miaway to de- nag, a“Cl to an ,- 0‘13 diseases V go 18 the basis of 3' al’lwrtionment l T l , 31ft Will affect é-me state," he 3 ay lose some year as a re- time Wed- meeting of it: '«the service i > i VWeekly ses- .h'his 90mmittee e his general h term in ' 11‘? a board of , ed last night ‘3 entire pro— “illness. s: at1011 session .. District Gov- Wting as in- Pfiflt Presi- andling the v on Of a half ‘ 0f the club. a: .. “\In‘Tumble . son of Mr. l“gillvl'ner of 408 , fractures of ‘ ay when he ‘1' his home. .. Shelton Hos- “, seattle was ‘ °spital from of: (1‘11); morning sundagvken leg. cal sportsmen and the Chamber of Commerce have been working for in Mason County for the past couple of years is expected to be divulged officially this Thursday evening by Bernard T. McCauley, director of the state game de- partment, when he appears as guest speaker for the Shelton Chamber of Commerce’s July meeting. The session starts with the usual 6:30 dinner in the Shelton Hotel banquet room, with the busi- ness program due to start about an hour later. , Chamber President Ed Faubert has extended a special invitation to all sportsmen of the county to sit in on Thursday's program to hear Director McCauley. HOSPITAL PATIENT Ernest Wynn of Hoodsport was admitted to Shelton Hospi- tal for treatment Thursday. Marine Oddity Too 0 d d For Journal Staff Somebody is always‘bringing some oddity into the Journal office to tax the staff’s brains, and last Saturday was no ex- ception as Martin Stevens of Route 2, popped into the office with one of the oddest looking marine specimens to show up in a long time. The “thing” (we don’t know whether it Was a fish, animal or just a figment of the imag- ination) or “things” as there were two of, them,g_vworez dis- covered by‘ the Stevens family on the beach in front of their home on Oakland Bay. They were alive when brought into the office, 'being comfortably housed in a'large tin can. The “things” were roughly ovaldn shape and about three inches long. The top and bot- tom were flat, with the sides of the body being vertical and the body about an inch thick. The eyes sat on top of the flat upper surface, while the round, sucker-like mouth protruded from the front. Amateur zoologists may ap- ply to the Stevens home for further details. If you know what it is please tell us! We’re curious too. Now the modern Army will come to you. Tho trim, silver 1 truck and trailer shown above is one of the Recruiting Service's now oflices on wheels, designed to roach localities whore thero are no established recruiting sh. They provide sleeping quarters for five men, as well as full office facilities. At right is an interior shot of one of tho Amy’s swanky, new recruit- ing trailers with a recruiting sergeant preparing a recorded address for broadcast over its Corn- plotoly equipped as a streamlined oflico, the trailer also provides living quarters, cooking stoves, LIGHT; ENGINEER MOODY. o, o, 6017 s. E. 86TH PORTLAND r .; SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, July 8, 1941. l l i COUNClL AGENNN NOT YET CHOSEN City Signs Agreement With Pur- ccll Firm For Cast—Iron Pipe .. Delivery Via ,Vl’ater ' City council affairs for its; pre-holiday session Thursday eve— ning were of the routine and min- or variation, chief ifem being the resignation of City Engineer Bu‘r- well Bantz, Chehalian who was appointed a week prior as state highway director. . Mayor William Stevenson has not as yet appointed a successor to the post. The council agreed, after hear— ing a water committee report that the cast—iron pipe deliveries for the water system improve— ment project would be late in the summer, that Purcell 00., make deliveries at their earliest pos- sible moment via boat, the may- or and city clerk signing an agree- ment with the firm to that cf:- feet. The park committee reported an N.Y.A. crew is now engaged in cleaning up the city park, a po- lice committee recommendation for the purchase of certain po- lice department supplies was ap- proved and the purchase author- ized, and the council agreed to have thel city install curbing along Birch street from Seventh to Eighth after written permis— sion from the property owners along the street that they will ac- cept the charges for the work. Mayor Stevenson pointed out to the council that the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph company has been deducting service char- ges to the city from their utility ax. U.S.EBrive To Be Julyglth, 19th With the final arrival of the buttons, Mason County’s U.S.O. drive has been reclated for July 18 and 19, Drive Chairman Vin Connolly announced today. Several members of the Rain- bow Girls, American Legion, and V.F.W. have been recruited to help with the button sales, but more volunteers are needed and are asked to get in touch with VIOLAT‘NRS GET FINES AND JAIL llughey, 3 Grays Harbor Game Protectors Make Arrests After Observing Men’s Camp Marking the first game law vio- lations brought into Mason Coun~ ty courts for some time, four young Mason County men today were given jail sentences and fines when tried before Justice W._ A. Magoon after admitting killing deer and possessing deer meat out of season, Prosecutor Frank Houston announced. Delbert Wolfe of Johns Prairie, after admitting killing three deer out of season, was sentenced on two counts, receiving an eight month sentence in the county jail on one and a seven month term on the other, the sentences to run consecutively. Ruben Bindaz'a, of Kamilche Point was given a nine-month jail sentence and fined $100 after ad- mitting illing one deer out of sea- son. David Green of Kamilchc was fined $250 and given a suspended six—month jail sentence andMar- ion Sharpe of Cloquallum was fined $250 of which $150 was sus- pended when both pleaded guilty of possessing venison out of sea- son. Court costs were assessed in each case as well, Prosecutor Houston said. The arrests were made by Game Protectors Paul Hughey of Ma- son County, Al Lundgren, Char- les Haley and S. J. Handron of Grays Harbor County after Hugh- ey had kept the bark peeling camp established by the four men on the Tornow branch of the Satsop River under observation for over a month. FORMER IOlVANS VISIT Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jonés of San Francicso paid a. holiday weekend visit to the Shelton home of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Hack, the men reminiscing over old days in Livermore, Iowa, when Mr. Jones used to call upon Mr. Hack ini his capacity as a drug salesman in that territory, Mr. Hack op- erating a drug store in Livermore. UCLTRRRNLN , llLLRs NARC FINE. TOURTR Record Travel Over (lanai, ()lym—i pic Peninsula Roads; One , Killed In Accident Herc, ,But Otherwise Okoh With excellent cooperation from the weatherman, an ideal Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, allowing a large part of Mason County‘s populace to en- joy a three-day vacation for pur-, suing such activities as hiking in the mountains, traipsing off to the ocean beaches, making com- paratively extended Weekend trips, fishing, swimming and boating. Traffic on the highways was heavy but outside of the one fatal accident (reported in 21, Sep- arate story) this area escaped serious consequences. Tourists who failed to wire or phone ahead for reservations found themselves S.O.L. when it came to finding accommodations for Staying overnight on Hood Canal and around the Olympic Loop. A3," Aeoommodationc l‘akon Gino motorist who stopped at a Shelton service station report,- ed he had tried every single rc- sorof between Port Angeles and Shelton without success Satur- day: and reports of scores of similar experiences have drifted back from the metropolitan areas. Perfect weather —~ sunny, llll~ clouded skies, warm to hot tem- peratures, and nary a' drop of rain—elured a. record number of pleasure seekers to Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula. Fer— ry services across the canal, Pug- et Sound and the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Victoria were taxed badly. Temperature readings taken at the Rayonier weather bureau in- dicate the type of weather en~ joyed over the holiday. Maximum readings of 78, 80, 76, 77, 82, and 85 were taken from July 1 thru July 6, with minimum readings of 55, 56, 48, 48, 60 and 64 over the same period showing that nights were just right for camp- ing out. . ,Northern “Lights Brilliant Still another detail in which the weather cooperated came on the night of the Fourth when a brilliant display of northern lights, Mother Nature’s own fireworks exhibition, outdid any man-made skyrocket, roman candle or show- er bomb shot into the sky. The auroa borealis on the night of the Fourth was unusually bright and was accentuated by scatter- ed clouds. Observers sald the unusually brilliant display seemed to cen- ter high in the northern sky andl that rippling lights radiated off into all horizons. Bluish tongues of light, turning at times in- to green, predominated in a col- estial display which included ev- ery color in the rainbow. Brother, Sistei: Reunite At Agate After 38 Years Thirty-eight years had passed since Mrs. 0. J. Burns of Rock- ford, 111., and her brother, L. C. Smith of Agate, had last seen each other before they enjoyed a reunion at Mr. Smith’s Agate home last week. Mr. and Mrs. Burns and an- other sister of Mr. Smith’s, Mrs. M. V. Shively, and her husband, of Houston, Texas, are also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Smith at the present time. Mr, Shively is a brother of Mrs. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Shively visited here three years ago. They are now on a sight-seeing trip, hav- ing left their Houston home May 27 and making a leisurely trip through Arizona, New Mexico, California and Oregon up the Coast highway, stopping at all points of interest as long as they desired. Yellowstone Park and other interesting spots will be taken in by them on their re- turn to Texas. Sheriff Gene Martin, who is in charge of arranging the sales crew. At the same time, General Chairman Walter M. Elliott has appointed Mrs. T. B. Smith to handle the drive at Hoodsport, he announced yesterday. Oldest State Jurist Visits At Grapeview Judge J. T. Ronald, of Seattle, is ending the week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ed.,Wright at Grape- lVleW, the latter being his daugh- ter. _The Judge is 85 years old, a reSIdent of Washington for 59 years, and has the distinction of having served on the bench long- er than any other judge in the state and only one other judge in the nation has record of longer continuous service. In spite of his years and an accident several .years ago which forced resort to \a crutch for sure support Judge Ronald enjoys good health and has lost none of his judicial abil- i Few greater thrills fall the lot of fishermen than that Haroldl Ellis, proprietor of the Quality Cleaners, experienced in the early dusk of last Wednesday evening when he caught, fought, and fi- nally landed a giant summer-run steelhead trout w e i g h i n g 61/; pounds and measuring 27 inches long after a 40-minute struggle on four-pound-test leader with a til/pounce flyrod. The big battle between fish and fisherman took place on Lake Isabella about 85 feet off the northwest shore over a deep hole which has been the favorite spot of several local fresh water ang- lers. The catch won for Ellis 2. race with Dave Johns, Shelton Auto Body proprietor, to get the big fellow. Johns had hooked him at least three times, Ellis had a cou- ple of times, Phil Bayley had him once, and maybe others had tan- ity. glad with the finny giant, but GIANT STEELHEAD PROVIDES ANGLING THRILL FOR ELLIS never successfully. Ellis found three other books, one his own, and 18 inches of leader in the steelhead's jaw, scars of other rounds with anglers. Ellis had gone out Wednesday for the specific purpose of land- ing this particular piscatorial prize. He’d tried before with regular trout gear but the pole was too stiff and helped the giant steelhead break loose. Hence the light, extremely flexible flyrod. He’d gone out, too, with seven— strand wire leader as an addition- al safeguard but found that he couldn't get any strikes with it, apparently it was visible, so had touchange to the light four-pound- test leader. Ellis said he worked his catch up to the boat five or six times but each time he reached for his net the big fellow took off for (Eistant places until the final ime, when he was completely ex- hausted—and Ellis wasn’t much better off. he admitted. , county would have to supply the AT THE JOURNAL " \Aw T ,( DRINTING PHONE I00 Old Fred Doherty Instructor In US. War School An unusual honor has come to Fred B. Doherty, former chemist at the Rayonicr plant here. A Lieutenant, junior grade, in the. Naval Reserve, he has been called to active duty for instruction in the War ()ol- loge, Newport, R. I. Dnlwrty showed early apti— tude for the Navy when, as an N.It.0.’l‘.C. student at the Uni- versity of \Vashington, he re- ceived the Zcigcmeicr award for ordnance and gunnery. His peace—time assignment in the Reserve was with the Fifth Division, Aberdeen, Washing- ton, and he completed a. num- ber of summer cruises as well as correspondence courses which would further fit him for duty as an officer. Since 1933 he has been a chemist and night superintend— ent at the Shelton plant of Rayonier Inc. CRORONUSR FLOOD CONTROL PETlTlON lS TURNED DOWN Duplication In Some Of Acreage Listed Reason For Dismis- sal By U. S. Dept. Because of duplications in the acreage included, the petition for formation of the Skokomish Val- ley Flood Control District has been turned down by the De- partment of Conservation and De- velopment, the board of Mason County commissioners was noti- fied yesterday at its weekly meeting. The original petition requesting formation of the flood control district listed over 11,000 acres of land, with only 10,000 acres need- ed, but when duplications were subtracted by the federal depart- ment only about 8,000 acres were left, the board was informed as the reason the department dis- missed the petition. However, the petition can be re-submitted af- ter being re-drawn and revised, the board was told. Another deferment of awarding contract for the annual summer county road oiling contract was made by the board, action being delayed until tomorrow so the board can study a bid of $13,- 455.25 made by the J. F. Forbes company of Olynlpia and a bid of $13,460.50 by the Diesel Oil Sales Company of Seattle. The oil in each case, making very little difference from the total cost under the bids submitted two weeks ago by the same compan— ies if they themselves supplied the oil, the board found. The board set August 4 at two o’clock as time for public hear- ing on a petition to vacate a por- tion of Cushman Avenue in Hoodsport, accepted and filed the plat of the proposed Pleasant Beach Cove tracts when no ob— jections were raised at yester- day’s public hearing, received ap- proval of the State Highway De- partment on its proposed Clo- quallum Bridge improvement pro- ject, pledged full cooperation to a request made by Mrs. Charles R. Lewis on behalf of the Shelton Garden Club that destruction of fox gloves and other wild flowers along county roads be strongly discouraged, and heartily endors- ed the Hood Canal Sportsmens Ass‘n move to close Finch Creek to fishing except to youngsters under 16 years of age. Seattle Realty Man Passes Here Yielding to a month’s illness, Frank G. Russell, 77., pioneer Se-I attle real estate dealer, died Sunday at the home of his son, Frank, on West Franklin street, Shelton. Graveside services were held in Acacia Park, Seattle, this afternoon. Mr. Russell had been a resident of Seattle for 31 years, coming to Shelton only a month ago when his illness became ap- parent. He is survived by two other sons, Lowell of Seattle and Guil- ford of Arlington; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Minnard and Mrs. Rose Haines, both of Detroit, Mich.;‘ two brothers, Omer and Charles, both of Michigan; seven grand— children, and one great grandchild. ,He was born at Casanova, Mich, November 11, 1863. Abbié’fucker Taken On By State Patrol Another Shelton young man—— Abbie Tucker, son of a. former Mason County sheriff—entered the ranks of the Washington State Patrol this week and has been assigned to duty during the driv- ers license rush at the Bremer- ton office. Tucker joins Pat Smith among the recent additions to the Patrol from Shelton, Time Fourths Kept Sheltonians At Home OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Shelton was a quiet town this! Fourth, in contrast to the early day celebrations which forced‘ everybody to stay at home. be— cause of the limited means of get- ting vcry far from town with the family and making the most of the limited ways of enjoymentl for the community. In the days when the Grand Army of the Re— public was still a. militant force for patriotism, as far distant from the Civil War as the veterans of today are from the World War, the spirit of Americanism was strong and expressed generally in every community by exercises ill which all joined as well as sports programs, and all through the noise of exploding firecrackers by Young Americans. Nowadays, with everybody hav~ ing far more money earnings than of yore, and the luxury of the automobile and highways making appeal, it is only the few who stay at home and keep away from travel who find the Fourth quiet and peaceful, as well as safer from accident, and perhaps they have time for contemplation of what the holiday means in the life of America. Certain it is that the lessons of the old—time Fourth are forgotten, and youth can hardly be blamed for the idea that the blessings of the. land came easily and in due time will be theirs to share without effort. First lelebration In 1888 Fourth celebrations came to Shelton early in its history, the first being in 1888, the. year before statehood, although the small comm'unity gathered in a simple exercise and a few sports in which young and old joined back in 1887. A speech by some local notable, reading the Declara- tion of Independence, music by the local band and national war songs by the gathering. a “pot- luck” dinner or barbecued ox, in which the Indians shared, consti- tuted the patriotic part of the old- time program, while footraceseand similar contests for small prizes kept the crowd around the dusty streets, and in front of various places of business, mainly saloons, which contributed the prizes and expected a boost in trade. For many of the early years the Fourth in Shelton was ushered in with a “surprise salute," which came mighty early for elders but brought the youngsters up with a bounce and started the fusilade with crackers, with. perhaps a fire or two before the day was over. This salute is now a. lost art, born of neceSsity for making a big noise with only black pow- der, merely two blacksmith an- vils butted together which black-ii smith Charles Norton dragged out of the shop. ' Full Day Of Sports Usually the morning was de- voted to horse racing on the prairie, where the public walked or were taken out in Davy Bar- (Continued on Page Six) License Plate A " Sales 100 Ahead Of Entire 1940 'LRNT TRUCK. CAR COLLlDF, N ANlllLLED Terrific Impact Dcmolishes Both Vehicles, Instantly Kills Jack Andrews 0f Seattle Sat- ' urday Morning Both vehicles were completely demolished in a. terrific collision which instantly killed Jack B. Andrews, 29, Seattle, the fourth traffic fatality of 1941 in Mason County, early Saturday morning as Andrews‘ car struck an Army truck on the straight stretch of the Olympic Highway in front of the James Frazier ranch three miles south of Shelton. The terrific force of the crash 'was so great that even the pow- erfully—built Army vehicle was so badly damaged that Army offi- cials have listed it as a complete loss. Andrews‘ car was equally as badly damaged. Mrs. Andrews, riding with her husband, was severely injured and taken to Shelton Hospital for treatment. Her condition was re- ported this afternoon as satisfac— tory and no longer serious. Narrow Eswpe Five. soldiers riding in the rear of the Army truck escaped any- thing worse than shaking up be- cause a number of rifles had been securely lashed to the truck's walls. The stocks of 58 of the rifles were broken, some in two or three places, by the force of the collision. Corp. R. E. Otis, driver, and another unidentified soldier in the front seat with him, also escaped with minor injuries. State Patrolman Cliff Aden and Prosecutor Frank Heuston ques- tioned the truck driver, and the drivers of several other Army trucks in the same caravan last night at Fort Lewis in an effort to place responsibility for the accident and said they were told by the drivers of the two trucks just ahead of Corp. Otis’ that they had seen Andrews coming at a high rate of speed and too far in the center of the road. Aden said he found marks substantiat— ing this contention and also said he had found evidence of drinking in the Andrews car. Instant Death Andrews was badly crushed and died instantly. His body was tak- en to Seattle Saturday for funeral arrangements. He had been em— ployed by a Seattle bakery and would have been 29 years old this Thursday. The Army caravan was com- posed of trucks of the 103rd Tank .Corps and was proceeding toward sap County. Andrews and his wife were heading for Hood Can-‘ al for a weekend outing when the accident occurred. The only other accidents re- ported in Mason County over the holiday weekend were of a minor nature, but two Shelton residents, Aubrey Thomas and Miss Thelma Seljestad, suffered painful but not serious injuries when Thomas’ car was badly damaged on the Neah Bay road when it was struck by another car. Mason County had already sold almost 80 more automobile li— censes up to July 1, 1941 than it had for the entire year of 1940, the auditor’s records reveal. ,As of the close’of business on June 30 this year 3136 sets of 1941 car plates had been taken out by car owners here while a1- together only 3061 sets of 1940 Plates were issued all last year. And up to noon today the sale of 1941 plates had moved into the 3160 figures, or 100 more than all last year. Comparing the same periods of this year and last year, by June 30 last year only 2943 sets of plates had been claimed or over 200 less than today’s total for 1941 plates. «no So far this year the auditor‘s office here has issued 591 truck licenses and 161 trailer licenses. Phoney Tokens Tax Showman’s Faith In M an Gus Graf, manager of the Paramount Theatre, received a. severe shock to his faith in the honesty of his fellowman last week, and the cause of it all only involved one-third of a cent. When Gus counted his re- ceipts from his popcorn ma- chine Sunday evcnlng, he found himself the proud possessor of (believe it or not) a. COUNT- ERFEIT tax token. Some person with a “penny larceny” mind had painstake— ingly punched out a blank to- ken, using the familiar muddy colored fibre material which makes up the state's new to- kens. The counterfeit contain- ed no printing, a. fact not no- ticeable because of its dingy coloring. Whether this appearance. is the lone example of some prank- ster’s efforts, or the result of mass production is something to conjecture on. At least the counterfeitcr must be credited with the most picayunish piece of crime in some time. Home fiestroyed By 4th Of July Conflagration .LPLA— Two house fires kept the city volunteer fire department hot’ on‘ - a. hot Fourth of July this’year. but one blaze was so hot it com— pletely destroyed the home of' John Goodwin at Dea‘rborn and Ridge Road on Hillcrest. Starting in the garage, t h e fire spread to the home and only some of the furnishings were saved, the rest of the structure being destroyed completely. A hole was burned in the reef of the Charles Farrell residence on Capitol Hill the same day but the blaze was extinguished before serious damage to the home was inflicted. Sunday another alarm called the department to a hilltop when a brush fire, supposedly started by fire crackers, broke out on Belle- view street. No damage was clone. ‘ Equalization Board I Meets Again Friday, Few protests were made to the. Mason County board of equaliza- tion as it opened its annual de- liberations yesterday over in- creases in assessments for 1941 tax rolls, Assessor Warren Lin- coln, who serves as clerk of the board, reported today. The board will sit again next. Friday at ten o'clock, at which time anyone wishing to protest assessments made. against his property is invited to do so. Street Macadamizing Project Under Way Working with swift efficiency, crews hired by J. F. Forbes, Olym- pia road contractor, yesterda be- gan maeadamizing over 20 b ocks of Shelton streets under the street improvement plan adopted by the city this year in which the prop- erty owners pay part and the city the balance of the cost. The work probably will be completed tomorrow, Street Supt. [E. E. Brewer said. . Fort Lewis from a point in Kit- "