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rt. Union, Belfair ales Simultan- all Outlines ’ SOS tin\ v 3 under way 0f the local com- “: U.s.0. drive fi- ghraction this week- ' FE button sale to nday and Satur- ts 0f Shelton and ommunity centers wcounty. ’dwpelh’ision of Vin eriff Gene Mar- °f salesmen and While simultan- ort. Union and utton sales will id," the direction gum. Mrs. Frank am Theler res- dnve Was originally :r 5?. a. :r to (I: c‘ m ,_,, o ’1 (is July but had to be h the butt ,. :chedule' ons failtd ~ su . ix mmarized this: those who may “ c K uamted with the numeral Chairman H Summarizes the :FS of the cam- ycltlzen-soldicr or “11113. Off duty, 1‘ §0mething of e life at home. the sgan We do to get ,ick reet corners, to st, youngsters, to ,~ ge ltng recreation 2’ . 10 0 America. And innitshOW the defense = ed nation stands Ea Americans are W the instilling 0 the govern— II I‘m'eles s . . ,. . ponsors " my)?“ agencies, na- . es en equipped to *Detenceeagencies prov- }:aq f0 by their work rces in 1917—18. ‘u. 9 President, Sec- Seémscecretary Knox, i curry Administra- ‘~'« ar the great na- hi ,1 e fllready tack- ‘ hunlted program, a single co- The United Ser— 8 for National 1.“de are: The 1‘lstian Associa- 1 Catholic Com- i-i, Salvation d . T orIlen’s Chris~ a he Jewish Wel- The National oomation. ' Mt Finance . on cIll‘lnot finance A I 8: Which supply leorrvlcss because , 30 gamzations and 30 make their kn “t the people . _°W the services 2 ’thand they will J31, I'Ough private 'S-O.’s essence. 8 am has ’ been -.«. e Co-operation “ragtlmrities. In I VICE clubs built the govern- areas "afon and the use. will .. necessary so- d educational ngram will take . the fact that of the work- , (l ‘ : fifeIlse industries «I “1:3” Help ‘ Us Provide the " '0- must turn “0}” citizens the _pro- .. In complete . kyle money will , Vernment will easslgnments to the total raised, . cItizens com- ves in every '99untry a, r e Onwide cam- I f" for national 0“ by Ameri- Ward spiritual this nation I by? 0f Shelton “ alegram this 8mid ptainen death of eamship Com- “ Captain and ‘I 11al-lve son of ‘ ’1' born on the we miles down ,1 “ntdber 20, 1872. s .‘1 the family .3111 1917. He , M 0f Seattle; 1a argaret Mc- Mont.; two pen 3 Sister, Mrs. " ,family here also. be held in Se- \ VISITOR Davidson, of :8. left here A“: a week’s of her mother, cover the town, 01' the first‘ 0 VOL. LV—NO. 57 an ALUMINUM COLLECTION IS I ALL PREPARED I Three Scout. Troops Assigned Dis- tricts To Cover; Collection Bin To Be Set Up 'On P. 0. Lawn Details for conducting the Na— tional Defense Aluminum Drive in Shelton were completed at meetings Tuesday and last night as territories were assigned to the three Shelton Boy Scout troops, who will make the actual collec- »,’ tion July 24 and 25. Troop 25, under Scoutmaster Earl Sheldon, has the district south of the Olympic highway and west of Seventh street, Tr00p 10, under Scoutmaster Howard Plumb, ,has the area east and south of ‘ Fifth, and Troop 12, under Scout: master Walt Spinharney, is to cover the area north of the Olympic highway, including Mt, View and Capitol Hill. The Scouts will utilize the rest of this week and next Monday and Tuesday if necessary to cover their respective districts notifying all residents of the coming drive and asking their cooperation. Then on Thursday and Friday of next Week the actual collection will be made by the Scouts. Leave On Front Porch Residents are asked to leave what old aluminum they wish to contribute on their front porches starting with next Wednesday, in. that way eliminating much of the time that the Scouts would have to waste ringing doorbells and asking for the aluminum. Any resident who by some chance is missed and has some aluminum to give is asked to-call The Journal, phone 100, and some- one will be sent to pick up the donation. Rural residents, of course, wil not be contacted directly in the drive but a bin or crib is «(o be fashioned on the postoffice lawn and into it all the aluminum col- ilected in the drive will be de— posited temporarily by the Scouts. Rural residents wishing to help the aluminum collection are urged to bring their contributions with them next time they are'in' town and toss them into this central bin. Suggested Articles Discarded and worn kitchen utensils, of course, probably will be -the chief source of the alumi- num donations, but anything made of, or that has in it some alumi- num can be used. A worn out outboard motor, for instance, would have a lot of aluminum, as would certain automobile parts, I tools, and many other articles not connected with the kitchen. Many business houses, perhaps, useful or which the store can easily get along without. Such things as these are suggested as being good material to give to the drive. «.P.O.L. Unit For % Mason County Is I Organized Here I Organization of a Mason Coun- ty unit of the Washington State Public Ownership League was achieved Tuesday evening in a meeting at the courthouse, with Frank Robinson of Lilliwaup e1- ected as temporary chairman and Mrs. Helen Savage of Skokomish Valley as temporary secretary- treasurer. Melvin McKenney, Tacoma. ‘ principal speaker for the meeting. explained that the Public Owner- ship League’s aim is to unite and I coordinate members of the grange. R.E.A., P.U.D.s, cooperatives, la- bor, P.T.A.s and all persons and organizations interested in the ad- vancement of public power. He said the organization is na- tional in scope and it pioneered the public power program in Am- erica, including the Boulder Dam and T.V.A., and enlisted the aid and cooperation of the Bonneville Authority, the federal government and membership of various indi- viduals and organizations thru- out the State of Washington. Another purpose of the P.O.L.. he said, is to keep‘ a watch for adverse legislation and to initiate and support favorable legislation concerned with publicly owned utilities. Dr. U. S. Ford, state represen— tative from Forks, is chairman of the organizing committee appoint- ed by the State Grange to work on the P.O.L. Another meeting of the local P.O.L. unit will be held August 12 at the courthouse at eight o’clock. P.S. Freight Lines Promote Jack Jensen Jack Jensen, manager of the Shelton delivery service for Pu— get Sound Freight Lines for the past four years, has been pro- moted to manager of the larger Bellingham area and will begin his new duties this Wednesday. His place here is to be taken by Frank Koreis of Olympia. Mr. Jensen replaces Howard Lovejoy. will have old articles of aluminum: lying around when are no longer I night, reviewing briefly the his— l of the classes.” I MOODY. D. 0. 6017 S. E. 86TH PORTLAND. OREGON SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, July 17, 1941. Business Swell! I 50% Increase In Herd with Twins , Fifty per cent increase in the ' first week is some record, in any business, so Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bishop of Skookum Bay can truthfully say they are off to a splendid start in their new business—dairy farming. Yesterday twin heifer Calves were born to one of four Jer— Sey cows Mr. Bishop purchased at auction at Little Book last week, which already gives the Bishop herd a fifty per cent increase in size. Twins are rather rare in the bovine world, too, so perhaps the Bishop herd is destined to do some remarkable things in the future. ACTIVIANS GIVEN PAT ON BACK FOR SWIM cuss PART Red Cross Water Safety and First Aid Field Representative Compliments Clubmen Activians received a vocal pat on the back last night from Har— old Berenson. Northwest field re- presentative for the American Red Cross in first aid, swimming and life saving activities, for their part in conducting the annual summer swimming and life sav- ing classes in this community. “I was particularly impressed with the volunteer spirit I find here,” he said. “Very often organ- izations merely lend their names to such activities and do little ac— tual work in carrying them out, but your committee is very ac- tively concerned with the prepar- ations for and the actual conduct Berenson also had a compli- ment for the way the aquatic classes have been conducted here, the complete records kept of it and particularly for the motion picture record of the classes which was started last year and will be continued from year to year. John "Replinger,._ general swimming and life sawing chair- man for the Red Cross and the Active Club, started the picture record. Outstanding Record “Your county has an outstand- ing record for its swimming and life saving classes,” Berenson said, “to which I may also add it, has an outstanding first aid pro- gram conducted by the Red Crossx chapter. I would like to urge that all you Activians take a first aid course sometime soon.” Myron Lund, Red Cross chapter chairman for Mason County, also spoke briefly to the clubmen last tory of the swimming and life saving classes here. Neil Zintheo, Lund said, was responsible for getting the classes started and for getting the Active Club to sponsor them along with the Red Cross. Three Others Sought “This year we have definitely expanded our program to include classes at Belfair and have re- quests for water safety classes both at Tahuya and Camp 3 which we hope we can work out successfully," Lund pointed out. “We are training more instruc- tors than ever before so that we can carry on a more widespread water safety campaign in Mason County.” At the present time six holders of senior Red Cross life saving ‘certificates are taking a special instructors’ course in water safe- ty tactics under Berenson’s direc— tion at Island Lake each evening. All six will be available for the 1941 swimming and life saving classes which open next Monday at Maple Beach on Lake Isabella. Members of the special instruc- tors’ class, Activians and officers of the Red Cross will join for a picnic outing Friday evening at 7:45 o‘clock at the Guy Call sum- mer home on Island Lake to sig- nalize the end of the instructors' class. Eagle Picnic At Twanoh August 3 August 3. Twanoh State Park. There you have the time and the place of the annual Shelton Eagles aerie public picnic, usually the top community event of the summer around here. The picnic committee finally selected the date and place Tues- day ‘night after several weeks of consxderation. Cliff Collins is general picnic chairman. Hospital Nurses See Western States Parks One of the most scenic trips Western United States affords has just been completed by two Shelton hospital nurses, Miss Lu- cille McDaniel and Miss Margaret Culway. _They visited Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion and Yosemite National parks, Boulder Dam, and both rims of the Grand Canyon, among other places, during a month’s trip which took them into almost all transferred to the Seattle Office. Of the Western states. PINBALL DEVICES CEASE OPERATING ON STATE’S ORDER City Receiving About $3000, Coun- ty $2250 Annually From Li- censes On Machines “Decommissioning” of pin-ball machines, if it becomes permanent under the sudden order issued Tuesday by the state, will clip off a source of income which brought the City of Shelton $2,— 770 last year and already so far this year has returned $1550, while Mason County stands to lose $2250 in license fees under the order. - “Out of order” signs were plac- ed on all pin-ball machines in the city and county yesterday by operators as plugs were pulled on the electrically operated ma- chines following orders from Gov. Langlie to enforce all anti-slot machines and gambling laws. Jurisdictional Fight Behind the move, however, is a jurisdictional struggle between the slot machine and pin-ball op- erators, according to news ac- counts emanating from Olympia. Until this battle is settled local pin-ball operators have decided to cease operating their machines. Legalized pin-ball machines pay a state tax of ten per cent and may be placed anywhere, while slot machines, under a new state law, pay a 20 per cent tax and may be operated only in clubs. The tax is upon the privilege of engaging in the operation of such machines, irrespective of whether such device is legal or illegal. Confiscation Ordered Tax commission officials have orders, it was understood, to con— fiscate all machines bearing im- proper classification stickers, or which have not been classified as to whether they are of the 10 or 20 per cent variety. The governor’s office previously has made known its intention of enforcing the law against illegal machines. It was understood, orders went out to state liquor board inspec- tors to enforc regulations re- garding unlawf machines in beer parlors and taverns, and for tax commission officials to enforce tions in businesses other .than» beer parlors and taverns. Liquor board regulations require cancellation of beer parlor or tav-- ern licenses to operate, if illegal machines or machines with im- proper classifications are found in them. “‘!— Peewees To Plan Trip Seattle Baseball Game Players who have been per- forming in the playfield peewee baseball league are asked to ga- ther at Loop Field Friday morn- ing at ten o’clock by Director Ho- mer Taylor so plans can be made for a trip to a ball game in Se- attle early next week. Later a camping trip into the Olympics will be guided by Direct- or Taylor, this being mostly for older boys, while already two trips have been made to Twanoh State Park for swimming and picnic out- ings during this hot spell. the laws, and commission regiilau , 12th Annual Water Safety Classes Commence Monday Bus And Class Schedules Given; Registration Heavy; New System Of Instruction To Govern Free instruction in swimming and life saving will be given youngsters and adults, too —— in Shelton and vicinity for the 12th consecutive summer start— ing next Monday when water safety classes open at Maple Beach on Lake Isabella for the subsequent two weeks. Heavy returns of enrollment cards—obtainable at the men’s de- partment in the L. M. and at The Journal office—indicate another record registration for the 1941 classes. Each year the aquatic classes have grown in size, and this year seems to be no excep- tion, reports Chairman John Replinger. The classes are sponsored joint- ly by the Mason County Red Cross chapter and the Active Club of Shelton. In the adjoining column will be found a schedule of bus departures and class periods which regis- trants should look over carefully to determine what bus to catch and what class to attend. Bus Location Changed The bus will leave from Third street between Cota and Grove (in the block between the Mason County Creamery and the old wooden building on the corner of Third .and Cats.) this year, a slight change from last year made for the greater safety of the children. Mrs. Alma Baker of Shelton Valley will again be the bus driver. Instruction at the swim classes this year will be conducted on a somewhat different plan than heretofore, with different divis- ions being under different super- visors. For instance, beginners will be under one supervisor and his aides, swimmers under an~ other, etc. Many A large Instructors Assist group of instructors will take part in the instruction this year, Chairman Replinger dis- closed, with all senior life savers now taking the special instructors’ course at Island Lake to assist mflthé’iinstruction. . “Instruction received -in these fiassemmay result in the saving of many lives in the future,” Chairman Replinger pointed out, while urging“ every boy and girl in this area who is, not working to take advantage »of the free swimming and life saving instruc- tion. "The great majority of drown- } ings occur within 30 feet of safe- ty,” Chairman Replinger said, cit- ing Red Cross statistics, “so it is easy to see how valuable a little swimming instruction can be." Moose Will Resume Meetings Friday Eve After two weeks of idleness, the Shelton Moose Lodge resumes its weekly meeting schedule this Friday evening, members gather- ing in the Moose Hall at First and Railroad at eight o’clock, Governor George Andrews re- minded the lodgemen today. srmnuu‘uc nouns EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 1941 In the City of Shelton 0 Under a New System devised by the , City Water Department, sprinkling will be permitted at any time between the hours of 6 A. M. to 8 RM. on alternate days as per the following schedules: Houses on the North & West Sides of City Streets 9 July 15 Aug. 2 July 17 Aug. 4 July 19 Aug. 6 July 21 Aug. 8 July 23 Aug. 10 July 25 Aug. 12 July 29 Aug. 14 July 31 Aug. 16 J Aug. 18 Aug. 20 Aug. 22 Aug. 24 Aug. 26 Aug. 28 .Houses the South & East Sides of City Streets 0 July 16, Aug. 1 July 18 Aug. 3 July 20 Aug. 5 July 22 Aug. 7 July 24 Aug. 9 July 26 Aug. 11 July 28 Aug. 13 July 30 Aug. 15 Aug. 17 Aug. 19 Aug. 21 Aug. 23 Aug. 25 Aug. 27 Aug. 29 Aug. 31 I OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER BUS, CLASS SCHEDULE FOR S‘VIMMING SCHOOL Bus Class Leaves Starts Class am. am. Boy swimmers 9:00 9:30 Girl swimmers 9:30 10:00 Boy beginners ....10:00 10:30 (10 and over) Girl beginners ....10:30 11:00 (10 and over) Advanced swim- mers' ................ ..11:00 11:30 Lunch—noon to l p. m. pm. pm. Boy beginners 1:00 1:30 (under 10) Girl beginners 1:30 2:00 (under 10) Women ................ .. 2:00 2:30 Jr. & Life Sav- 2:30 3:00 ing (all ages) Special arrangements will be made for senior life savers who cannot attend ‘afternoon classes. COUNTY OFFICERS LAO!) CONVENTION AT GRAYS HARBOR Deyette, Mason Find Much Of Val- ue At Annual Auditors' And Treasurers’ Sessions County Auditor Harry Deyette and Deputy County Treasurer No- lan Mason were back at their desks in the courthouse today af- ter attending the annual conven- tion of the State Association of County Auditors and County Treasurers held Monday and Tues- day at Aberdeen and Hoquiam. Deyette, who has attended nu- merous conventions during his career as a public officer, said he received more valuable infor- mation out of this year’s program than any he has yet attended. Election Laws Revised Recommendations for a uniform set of election laws was one of the main discussions, the idea being remodification with special em- phasis to prevent repetition of difficulties such as arose over the disputed gubernatorial election last fall. The treasurers session discuss- ed “cancelling county land con- tracts” and “mailing out state- ments” among other subjects. The joint session the last day saw adoption of two resolutions, one involving an increase in pay for county officials and the other coordinating legislative policy. The first cited the rising cost of living together with the high degree of services performed by county of- ficials to justify higher salaries, while the latter provides for con- solidation of the legislative com- mittee of the auditor’s and treas- urers’ associations with like com- mittees from other county offi- cials’ organizations, the idea be- ing to form a compact working unit to represent all county of- ficers. School Reorganization Told Procedure by which school dis- tricts will be reorganized as pro- vided by the law passed by the last legislature was outlined by Mrs. Pearl Wanamaker, state school superintendent. She pre- dicted a better school economy will result. , Most of the topics were dis- cussed under the “round table” method, giving all attending of- ficials a chance to give their ex- periences, Deyette pointed out. Mrs. Butts Passes At Home Yesterday Funeral services are to be held at two o’clock Saturday from Wit- siers Chapel for Mrs. Susan Butts. 61, who died at her home at 1324 Summit Drive, Wednesday. Rev. J. O. Bovee, Baptist pas- tor, will conduct the last rites. Interment will be in Shelton Mem- orial Park. Surviving are her husband, Charles E. ‘Butts, McCleary Tim- ber company employe; three sons, Roy of Bremerton, and Earl and Jess, both of Snoqualmie; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Theien of Snoqualmie. and Mrs. Pauline Hensel of Sedro Woolley; and five grandchildren. Mrs. Butts moved to Shelton from Sedro Woolley 16 years ago. She was born April 24, 1880, in Arkansas. FIRE FIGHTER TREATED Martin Auseth, member of the state forest fire staff here, was admitted to Shelton hospital on Tuesday afternoon when a com- bination of the extreme heat and hard work fighting the Lilliwaup fire caused his collapse and ne- cessitated hospital treatment. STARTS VACATION Miss Mary Carney, Shelton hos- pital nurse, yesterday began a month’s vacation which she ex- pects to spend mostly with her parents at Portland and at their summer home at Pacific Beach, Wash. HOSPITAL PPATIENT HOSPITAL EXPANDINC CAPACITY $10,000 To $12,000 To Be Spent- For Project Now Started; R. H. Allan Supervis- ing Work Further expansion of facilities at Shelton General Hospital for treating patients, costing between $10,000 and $12,000 when com- pleted, are now being made un- der the direction of Contractor R. H. Allan. Authorization for the work was voted by the hospital association trustees at their meeting Monday evening, at which they were guests of President Arthur B. Govey for a big chicken dinner served in the hospital dining room. The expansion and improvement project will add eight beds for the care of the sick, bringing the hospital’s total capacity to 55 adult beds. Wing To Be Completed These additional beds will be made available through comple- tion of the ground floor of the last wing added to the hospital. A kitchen, shower and lavatory are included with the eight addi- tional beds in this part of the project. The present driveway used by the ambulance, betWeen the main building and the wing, is to be closed in with glass and turned into a laboratory, and instead of having an open driveway from Birch to Laurel, the ambulance will approach only from Laurel street and discharge its patients in covered quarters in which a wheelchair and a wheel stretcher will be kept ready at all times. A dumb waiter is to be con- structed off the exterior of the present kitchen quarters so that a central tray service will be available to the new patients’ quarters in the ground floor of the wing. Kitchen To Be Remodeled The present kitchen facilities will be remodeled and a new drug room created on the first floor adequate for handling and dispensing the hospital’s drug sup- plies. The present drug room will be turned into desk quarters for the first floor nurse. A complete new wiring system will be installed in the men’s ward, designed partly to clear up the radio reception, now .badly ham- pered by static. A shower room, lavatories and complete men’s facilities will be installed off the men‘s ward on the first floor. The additional facilities for treatment of patients will neces- sitate an increase of probably two to the hospital nursing staff, Miss Zella Deeny, hospital superintend- ent, said yesterday. HOSPITAL’S ACCRUED GAIN so FAR $201.61 The condensed operating state- ment for June, issued yesterday. by Treasurer Reg Sykes of the Shelton General Hospital Ass’n, showed an operating gain 'of $113.25 for the month and a total gain for 1941 operations for the first half of the year at $201.61. The statement follows: RECEIPTS Less charitycases and discount ....................... ..$7,000..71 DISBURSEMENTS Medical staff ,and out- side specialists ....... 1,317.50 Administration, nursing, r X-ray, Laboratory, Kitchen help, Order- lies and Floor Maids Drugs, dressings, other hospital supplies and laundry .......................... .. 1,273.85 .. 2,966.94 Fuel, lights and wa- ter .................................. .. 149.95 Maintenance 50.00 Kitchen supplies ............. Depreciation and insur- ance 781.07 348.15 $6,887.46 Operating Gain, June 113.25} Operating Gain, Ac- crued to 6/30/41 ........ .. 201.61 Donations received in June ................................ .. ‘ 47.00 COMMUNITY 'CALENDAR TONIGHT—City league softball, 6 p. m., Loop Field, two. games, opening second half schedule. TONIGHT —— City council semi- monthly meeting, 8 p. m., city hall. FRIDAY~U. S. 0. button sale starts FRIDAY Moose Lodge meet- ing, 8 p. m., Moose Hall. SATURDAY —— U. S. 0. button sale closes. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAY— 12th annual Shelton swimming and life saving class- es start, 9 a. m., Maple Beach, Lake Isabella. MONDAY —— County commission- ers Weekly meeting, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAY—«City league softball, 6 p. m., Loop Field, two games. Aruthur Morris of Aberdeen. MONDAY—Eagles aerie weekly Simpson Logging company, em- ployev hospital Wednesday for medical treatment. meeting 8 p. m., Moose Hall. was admitted to Shelton TUESDAY—Kiwanis club lunch- eon meeting, noon, Shelton Hoy tel. LIIGHTNING , STARTS NANY I WOODS FIRES | “Break” In Heat “'ave Too Short ‘ To Be ()f Benefit; More Fires Than Men To Fight, Re- ports Office Threatened relief from the cur- "rent record—breaking heat spell failed to materialize this morning when a thunder, lightning and rain shower, while extremely Iheavy, was so short as to be of ‘no benefit whatever, in fact only made the situation more uncom- vfortable by raising the humidity and starting innumerable small fires in the woods in Mason County. The district forest fire office here has been swamped with re- ports of small fires started by the lightning last night and this morning. “We have more fires than men to put to work on them,” it was reported from the fire office. Lilliwaup Situation “Grave” The major fire is in the hills above Lilliwaup, where between 200 and 300 acres have been burn- ed over and the situation was re— ported this afternoon as “extreme- ly grave.” A crew of 24 CCC boys and 25 local men have been work- ing on the Lilliwaup blaze trying to bring it under control but as yet no report that that control has been achieved has been re- ceived here. This fire is believed to have been started by a careless smoker. A large fire started by lightning is burning in the Deckerville area this afternoon while fires of ma- jor proportions are reported in Simpson Logging company hold- ings both near camp 3 and Camp 5. Simpson crews are working on both to relieve the state fire fight- ers for other duties. Lightning Destructive Some of the smaller lightning fires died out themselves, but many have not and the situation is so acute this afternoon that the fire office is employing every man and boy it can get to go out on fighting detail. In the meantime, today brought the first below 100 degree tem- perature maximum of the week after three consecutive days which topped that mark.‘ After Mon- day’s 101 and Tuesday’s 104 de- gree peak, yesterday saw a max- imum reading of 1021/2 degrees on the Rayonier weather instruments, degrees. However, the humidity created by the heavy but brief rain shower this morning made the 93 degree reading feel as un- comfortable as the higher read- ings of the three previous days. Cooling Items Sell Out The unprecedented hot weather has caused a “run” on such cool- ing items as electric fans and soft drinks around Shelton, many firms running out of their sup- plies and being unable to immed- iately replace some articles. The fan situation especially was acute. Beaches were thronged with heat-relief-seeking individuals, the ,city streets in Shelton in the evenings being almost completely deserted. Wax candles in homes melted and lost their shapes, beds were taken out on back lawns or porches, and pets suffered, some even died from the extreme heat. Just when relief can be expect- ed is problematical now that this morning's “break” was so brief and ineffctive. 3 REGIONS 0F EXTRA FIRE HAZARD DECLARED ’l‘hree forest areas in or close- ly adjacent to Mason County have been proclaimed as regions of ex- tra fire hazard by the Departi- ment of Conservation and De- velopment and close to entry ex- cept as provided by law with ref- erence to permanent residents and industrial operations. Fines of from $10 to $100 or 90 days in jail or both are punish- ment for violation of the closure order. In Mason County proper the Skokomish area lying south of the Hoodsport-Lake Cushman road, west of the Skokomish Indian Reservation, north of the Sunny- side Road, and east of the nor h fork of the Skokomish River is so designated as a region of extra fire hazard. Close by, the Fulton Creek DuckabuSh area in Jefferson coun- ty has been so designated as also has been the Shafer area in Grays Harbor county, specifically those portions of the Satsop and Wynooche river drainages lying within the Olympic National Park. I *Wild Plum chip Excellent This Year at Beach’s. One of their few really “bump- er” crops will be harvested this year from the Mississippi Valley wild plum trees in Dr. W. M. Beach’s yard at Fourth and Cats. ,streets. The big tree, especially, is weighted. down with the Email but luscious fruit this year. Plant- ed in 1902, the tree has home only two or three other good crops in its forty years, due to its habit of being the first flower- ing tree in the spring in these parts and so suffers heavily from frosts. Evidently this year, however, the fruit was far enough develop~ ed that it survived the early frosts, hence produced what Dr. Beach believes to be the best crop so far. A smaller tree planted only a few years ago also has a fine crop this year, the two together possibly producing a couple of wash tubs full, Dr, Beach pre- dicts. . This particular species of wild plum is rarely found in this country, Dr. Beach says, being native to the Mississippi Valley. but today the peak was only 93 , .a- . :~;_L