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‘1 pursuit ship in drive to National Shelton yesterday rt in the airplane am. D o a n e , It takes a1liminum to man— ‘ It ship, so Shel- donate a whole “Wncerned announc- tISfaction with the 0 \v as: the affair cven county jail, when eralied in the local officers that he ,to the local alum- dara directed col- :kmne in Kamilche med up an outboard ‘ me .70 pounds of ghwith another out— rir:chthad been left hang he early days r0lllinently visible: 1 0n the pile was rmy training plane between Mason klflead of Oakland .“ “ling two soldier 'Sgne who salvaged ,t eed and rent land- ft plane as a sou- mto the collec- to the usual pots, “lat . ‘ ors, there were . i pieces of worn eliners, ice cream all have you. “if” their valianti' tlng a major por-, tmmum gathered, master Earl Shel- , ed an American ‘1 Shelton lady. . _‘ x1missed the thanks _rie‘r1m Drive commit- n. tw Inc, who gener- MO trucks to trans- metal to Olym- flntered t h ei r “1 the contest lland's-20th Cen- h may bring them bonds offered by grocery company. i0n collecting the A .son a per capita 8;» y 259 bond and to doing the same bond C an ies (special) — Con- " t0 acquire elect— ,bliWere. ‘filed this we Utility District , thl‘ee additional ’ Cll-lllam, and Jef- the total number m, 9 State in which act-wings are un- Ifl:;m\lvest districts ‘ “amissuance of an _‘ 'Fu.000 in electric lb nds. raised by 9 used in part to 10 Properties of - tnd Power and he boundaries of and“ make neces- v-s repairs, accord- Of the commis— ‘bef n0 disturbance 01‘ the system- the properties _ d Power and emg carried for- eVille Power Ad- 53, IElle districts", it 8W resident Oliver ashington Public an hers Association. ‘those instituted (“3 served by the a: and Light Co. .h 1f negotiations tie Stated. . $13 for system- W the properties hlngton Water 9 Pacific Pow- e have been be- Ville Power Ad- 8 districts, but >01 far", Presi— ‘ “ts in which con- fidéngs are under- 0 . Lewis, Thurs- : helan, Douglas, a11d Lincoln. ‘ QMIES h“"3113 Lozier of lMES and Ivan inum to build three .fly, 2. Diving plain front, header, . Drivers Permit May Come High To Late Buyers Those daring souls who still , persist in the belief that “what was good enough for last year is good enough for me,” may find the privilege of driving along the state’s highways with- out the state’s permission is a costly process. We’re speaking of the ap- proximately 3500 Mason County motorists who as yet have fail- ed to walk into the State High- way Patrol office in the Govcy building and plunk down the two bucks, which the State of Washington says they must pay for their own good. Of course, if these people would‘rather pay $10 for the same little license, which the rest of us got for two, (on the theory that what costs more should be better) that’s their privilege, but the boys in the patrhl office will forgive and forget if you will just come in this weekend and renew your driver’s license. After that? —— well just re- member we told you so! AQUACADE Nlll ClllVlAX. PROGRAM 0F SWIM CLASSES Interesting Program Of Events Is Scheduled For Audience On Sunday \‘ With the regular Aquacade, rc- plete with thrills and beauty, the 12th annual Shelton Swimming and Life Saving classes will come to an exciting climax Sunday af- ternoon at o’clock at Maple Beach on Lake Isabella. ' Following the program of races and stunts, certificates showing the completion of required courses in swimming and life saving will be presented to the students by Chuck Rowe, president of ‘the Active Club. , The Aquacade. which is open to all parents and friends and in.. terested persons, will start at two o'clock with the. bugle call. to air-i semble. Busses will take students needing transportation to the beach, leaving at 1:30 p. m. from the regular place. A tentative program of events has been arranged as follows: Races: 1 Relay, boys and girls, by swimmers classes; 2. Paddle board, beginner boys and girls; 3. “Going Through Their Paces" by pollywogs and advanced polly- wogs; 4. Funny Paper race, ad- vanced swimmers. Equipment rescue in life sav- ing A. by extension, Chubb Nutt on ringbuoy, pole foot, towel; B. Paddle board rescue; C. Girl swim in tub and saving; D. Human chain by life saving class. Demonstrations: 1. Swimming, strokes—crawl, side stroke, ele- mentary back, inverted breast, breast stroke, racing back, butter— swan, jackknife, one-and-a-half, comical dives. HOSPITALIZED nooov. c017 s. D. O. -2... i WPA ORR:th ON JOB FOR P.U.D. LIN E_ EXTENSION Commissioners Aided by Con- gressmen Have Permission Given Local P.U.D. tained from Washington, D. C.. Public Utility District No. 3 of Mason County has been allowed to put 30 WPA workers on their projects throughout the county, E. W. Johnson, manager of the dis- trict announced. yesterday. Manager Johnson said that 16 men had started to work yester- day morning and that he expected to have his full quota of men on the job very soon. v The permit gave the P.U.D. pri- ority over all other county pro- jects, because of its importance to the general welfare of the peo- ple in the county. WPA allotments for this county, the P.U.D. had 40 men working on various line extensions thru- out the county. Because entire curtailment of WPA workers would have ser- iously hampered activities of the P.U.D. No. commissioners of the district, and the county com- missioners protested to Washing- ton. Through the help of Senator Homer T. Bone and Representa‘ tive Martin Smith the special per- mission to put'30 WPA workers back to work in this county was granted. ‘ Manager Johnson said that the men are now working on the P. '3 .1, Leonard Hawk of Potlatch Route was admitted to Shelton General Hospital on Wednesday for treatment. Following is a letter to the Journal staff from Bill Dickie, the Journal’s “ace news analyst” as the radio boys would have it. who is at the present time driv- ing cheerfully through the beau- tiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. - We don’t know how Bill would feel about having this letter print- ed, but we felt that it was SO well written and descriptiVe of the trip that we couldn’t resist pass- ing it on to Bill‘s readers: Sunday Night On the shores of Lake Okan- ogan somewhere between Kelow- na and Vernon. Dear Journal Gan : Here I am lying on my sleep- writing desk, waiting for dark- ness and listening to the night calls of woods birds on the one side and water birds on the other- So f_ar have had wonderful wea- ther, any warmer and would be uncomfortable, perfect for swim- ming and driving. We spent Saturday night 011 Lake Chelan within six feet 01: the shoreline at the Chelan City Park. Swell, sandy beach, tables. community kitchen—all the Com' forts of home for camping. Swam before dinner and before break- fast, before dinner again tonight- People swam almost all night long here at Chelan—one Party going in somewhere around tWO o’clock. Woke us up periodically all night. All the towns up here have swell community bathing beaches. Chelan is swell, Penticton an? Kelowna both have beauties. EVI- dently they hold big water car- uhderwent tone gelton General nivals frequently in the summers for they have regular measured pools with lanes marked off and 8’ ing bag using my pillow for I U.D. project in the Arcadia dis- trict, and would move on to the Matlock project as soon as the present job is completed. JOURNAL NEWS EDITOR ' ~ DESCRIBES VACATION TRIP diving towers and have moved in sand to make perfect beaches. .Right now it’s 9:30 and still light enough to write this with- out artificial help, because they have daylight saving time thru- out Canada. Sure wish Uncle Sam would follow suit—it Certainly makes the evenings swell. We’ve been passing by nothing but fruit orchards since we hit cashmere Saturday afternoon. First apples—with an abundant CrOP- Many trees have been Dropped up. Right now peaches are the pre- dominant crop—mostly picked by now. Pears and apricots and Plums to lesser extents in that order. AS We drove along we enjoyed the. many pleasant odors of the frmt trees, cut hay, greasewood and sagebrush, etc. "And now have reached a part of the coun- try which is beginning to become beautiful again—the hills finally Showmg a covering of pines with- out underbrush which is nice. We didn’t care for the country in Washington as the hills are so barbell and brown and desolate l°°kmg~except where the river bottoms produce a deep green, Zlgsrfw strip so greatly in con— ' tlcumrly pretty in this way. Hope I can get to sleep tonight amidst all these wild animal nmses. Loons—-—I think they are _are making odd sounds all around. Never heard them before that I know of. Well. I’m using muscles I guess I dont exercise with a typewrit- gr so gliess I better sign off be- ore my arm goes lame on me. Sorry We didn’t get out to Lil- (Cfmtinuod on Page Two) Before the recent cutting off of; Through special permission ob- 1 'against the American way The Okanogan River was par? Six More Will Hit Trail For. Military Life Six more of Mason County’s young men will be inducted into the army August 19 according‘ to local Selective Service head- quarters. The tentative list of youths who will answor the call unless some last minute deferment comes up are: Elmer Robert Arndt, Shelton, Carl Roy Mattus, Route 2, Shel— ton, Herman J. Severin, Shel- ton, Donald Aflen Wolf, Sew— ard, Alaska, James Barton Edg- hert, Shelton, and -Fred Austin Clark, Route 1, Shelton. Dictatorships , And Democracy Topics Of Talks O. G. Handley, a retired East- emer who has made a pleasant home at Butler's Cove and be- come an Olympian Kiwanian, gave the Shelton Club a very fine address Tuesday, repeating a pa- triotic message he recently gave over the radio. He illustrated the Communist, Nazi and Fascist the- ories as forms of dictatorships, as of life termed as “capitalism,” but which really gives individual liberty} freedom and exercise of true dem- ocracy. Communism is international and believes in common ownership of all production, while NaziSm and Fascism admits private ownership but is national in demanding all for the state; either represent- ing in their application forms of individual slavery to powers which have gained control by fear and force. Communism is perhaps the best way for the Russians who never had enjoyed any real liberty and knew nothing better than oppression; while those who have surrendered their private rights to the dictatorship of Na- zism and Fascism in the gradual centralization of power in one leader, knew better but failed to guard their rights. Points Out Blessings The speaker pointed out the blessings preserved by the found- ers of the Constitution and now enjoyed by all people as the Am- erican way of life which is being taken as a matter of course, free- dom 0f life and liberty, speech and press, ownership of . property and gains from work and hope for future. Having so long en- joyed this individual liberty and democracy of action: the Ameri- can people are “softening” up and failing to see the trends toward centralization of power and loss of many individual rights in our own country, and unless they wake up and think out the dom- estic problems now clouded by war threats and further loss of privileges guaranteed by the con- stitution~and Bill of Rights end— ing in enslavement. He also ap- plied the same danger to organ- ized labor which might also lose much of the rights gained in re- cent years by going to extremes. Delegates Selected Kiwanis business included the selection of M. C. Zintheo, Homer Taylor and Walter Eckert as dele~ gates, and H. E. Loop, G. C. Ann gle and Walter Elliott alernates to the district convention at Sa- lem. Mayor Cain of Tacoma is next week's speaker, and on Aug- ust 12th a well known radio com- mentator will be here. For an inexpensive but very ef- fective Journal Want-AdaPhone 100. Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, July 31, 1941. FOOD Is VERY IMPORTANT “V” g “ FOOD REéERVEfi MAY BECOME slug:— 5 VABJABLE A WEAPON As Mum-noble... FOOD MAY WIN THE WAR.“ geezer/Nay OFAGRICuflZIgs WICKAZD OF F'ICIAL COUNTY d ‘ Longtime Resident 0f Belfair Dies ' chine. PAPER [HIGHWAY YARD is S C ENE 0F FAIR]. M l SHAP' When Accidentally Run (War By Road Grader Accidentally crushed under the wheels of a road grader a fellow. worker was driving, Charles J. Irving, 65, of Belfair, was in- stantly killed yesterday morning at the state highway yards at Belfair. The fatal accident occurred at 8:15 Wednesday morning, when Irving and a fellow highway work- er, Glenn Harris, also of Belfair. prepared to take. a couple of road graders out to work.on the high— way. According to Harris, he was backing one of the graders up, preparatory to hitching it up to another grader, which he was go- ing to tow out of the yard. Evi- dently Irving was walking along the rear of the backing grader in i order to hitch it to the other ma- In some way he tripped and fell beneath the moving grad- er. Killed Saturday Harris said that Irving called out as he fell, but he was unable Defense Council Program Endorsed By Local Leaders Because of its importance to the community, the local com- missioner of the National Defense Council has asked the heads of city and county government, as well as of local city groups to endorse the program now being organized by the Council. Following are the statements made by these civic leaders: Mayor William Stevenson: “We, the citizens of Shelton, are not in a. position to judge the vital necessity of community organization for National Defense. However, inasmuch as the heads of the State and Federal government recognize the gravity of the situation, we, as a unit, must do our part in the program. Think twice before you accept an important part in this effort—and once you have taken on that responsibility, follow through to the best of your ability. This is no time for hasty decisions or half-hearted promises, but a time to lay a firm foundation for an organization that will be able to cope with any situation that might result from a world filled with chaos.” Chief of Police Andy Hansen: “I sincerely feel that the program of the National Defense Council fulfills a very real need of our national defense pic- ture. I whole-heartedly endorse the program and urge all who ‘ can to volunteer for service in the organization.” Fire Chief Dean Carmen: “As Fire Chief of Shelton I am well aware of the great services which the National Defense program can render our city in the case of a great emergency. The fire depart- ment is glad of having the privilege of training an auxiliary fire unit for this district.” Sheriff Gene Martin: “I am in full sympathy with the work and purpose of the National Defense Council and pledge my support to their program. It is an organization of which every citizen should feel proud, and which all those who are able should join.” R. E. Trenckmann, Chr. County Com.: “The gravity of world conditions is so apparent, and the effects of unpreparedness so distressing, that the call issued by the Defense Council simply must not go unheeded by the citizens of Mason County.” Homer Taylor, Pres. K1wan1s Club: “The time has now come in our national life, when the civilian population may take a part in the preparedness} program which is America’s goal. The program of the Civilian Defense , Council is one which merits the cooperation and support of all of us.” Ed Faubert, Pres. Chamber of Commercei “In the program of the National Defense Council, the aver— to stop the machine before the right double tires of the heavy grader passed over the upper part PLAN EXHIBIT AT FOUR-H FAIR Annual Event To Be Held August 22 And. 23 At Local Gymnasium Exhibiting in conjunction with the annual Mason County 4-H Fair which will be held at the Lincoln Gym, August 22 and 23, the Shelton Garden Club is work- ing hard to have their largest and best; floral exhibit ready. i’iihe survey of ‘the' lovely gar— dens. throughout Shelton and Ma- son County, as well as the interest shown by members of the organ- ization, gives promise that it will be a worthwhile exhibit. At the last meeting of the Gar- den Club, held at the home of1 Mrs. Cropper at Lake Spencer, Mrs. Cropper urged members to have at least one exhibit in one department or another. She urged all of the members of the club to enter in order to make a really impressive display of local floral beauties. Plans Discussed i In a meeting held this after- noon at the office of Clint Ok— erstrom, c o u n t y agricultural agent, department chairman of the various organizations, which will take part in the 4-H Fair, discussed floor plans and ar- rangements of exhibits. Those present included Mrs. Steve Beers, Mrs. Frank Skerbini, Mrs. Frank Bishop, Mrs. Helen Mitchell, Mrs. 0. K. Linscott, Mrs. Filed Ferris, Mrs. J. C. Ford and Mrs. Charles Hunter. In connection with further plan- ning for the fair, Mr. Okerstrom announced that a meeting of the chairmen of the floral commit- tees of the various organizations will 'be held next Monday at two o’clock in his office. Mr. Okerstrom also said that an exhibit will be sent to the Fair from the Bonneville adminis- tration. CORN FROM IOWA There is being unloaded in the Northern Pacific yards this Week a carload of bulk corn shipped direct from Iowa and destined for the Peninsular Feed Company at Port Orchard. These shipments are coming in regularly and being taken over to the plant by truck. i. -will fight it out for the title. Of the fallen man’s body, killing him instantly. The body was ta- ken to the Lewis Funeral Chapel in Port Orchard. where the funer- al will be held Saturday morning. Harris and Irving had been friends for many years, both liv- ing in Belfair and both having worked for the state highway de- partment for many years, Irving] for eighteen. Charles Irving was a lifelong resident of Mason County, having been born at Bald Point, Opposite Union City January 19, 1876, and his parents settling on a home- stead in the Union River Valley, then Clifton, now Belfair, soon after. and the family still lives on the old homestead. He was married to Gladys Pet- tygrove, coming from Illinois in 1932, and is survived by his wid- ow: and 12va children, 'Charles and Alice, who have the sympathy of many friends in the district. Shelton unis“ age citizen of our nation has at last found a part to take in the forward drive for national defense. I sincerely support the purposes and programs of the local national defense or- ganization." Charles Rowe, Pres. Active Club: “We of the Shelton Active Club feel that there is a. definite need for an organized program of Home Defense in this city. Therefore we have unanimously endorsed the plans of the Civilian Defense Council and we believe every patriotic citizen should take some part in its development.” Myron Lund, Chairman Red Cross: “The Red Cross, whose charter obligation is to bringirelief to victims of war and disaster, clearly recognize the need for thorough training and preparation to meet these needs when they arise. Those who are thoroughly trained in the func- tions they are to perform when disaster strikes are of much greater service than a host of untrained volunteers gathered at a moment’s notice.” Grant C. Angle, Editor of The Journal: “Most of the civic and fraternal organizations and groups of every community are patriotic in their aspirations, but there is great need just now for a united patriotic group .of all citizens, active where possible, with some training to meet any calls for defense, Whether ati-hOme ord'rom' abroad. What- ever the outcome of the world wars, America must wake up to a National Defense, and organize in every town and county to combat every disturbing element." Championship Is VOLUNTEERS IN NATIONAL DEFENSE AUXILIARY FIRE UNIT FACE IMPORTANT JOB Goal of Golfers With four of Shelton’s top flight golfers still in the running, the Shelton Golf Club’s championship play continues this weekend. Phil Murphy. present title holder, Phil Bayley, Roger Snelgrove and Al- fie Kneeland are the quartet who Details of first found play were not available, but \one tight- lv fought match was reported as Alfie Kneeland bested Heinie Hil- derman, to 1. George Ashbaugh urges all par- ticipating in the tournament play to get their matches over with so play can begin on the Baker Tro- phy, next goal on the golfers' pro- gram. This will be match play With handicap. New Pharmascis? At Fir Drug Store Addition of a new pharmacist to the staff of the Fir Drug Store, was announced today by R. E. Grenberg. Aproprietor, with the ar— rival of E. R. Moore. Mr. Moore is a. graduate of North Pacific College of Phar- macy in Portland and has worked in Portland and San Francisco. He is registered in Oregon and Wash- ington. Moore has just completed a course of special training in the fitting of trusses. RECEIVING TREATMENT Martin Remmen of Route was admitted to Shelton Hospital on Wednesday for treatment. DIMINUTIVE BLITZ CARS SCOUT FOR AUGUST WAR Elma—(AP)—-—A swarm of dim- inutive blitz buggies, crawling over this peaceful farmland coun— try like potato bugs in a patch, have descended on Grays Harbor County during the past week. The little puddle-jumpers from Fort Lewis are doing reconnaisance work for the coming Northwest ,war maneuvers starting in Aug- “ust. Although staff officers at Fort Lewis will not be officially notified of the coming man- euvers before the “enemy” has effected a landing at Grays and Willapa Harbor, they are fairly certain that 1,000 soldiers will be marching toward the ocean by August 15. Reports from the Rents Board office at Fort Lewis show that almost 90 per cent of the land between the Army reservation and the Pacific Ocean is now available for Army use next month. Many of the residents of the area have even offered their Brady, a few miles west of here, will probably be the head- quarters of the “invading army,” which will actually be made up of the Seventeenth In- fantry from California. For purposes of umpirlng, each pla- toon of the Seventeenth will represent a battalion. Reports from Fourth Army headquarters at San Francisco say the invading enemy will land forces at Aberdeen, Hoquiam and perhaps Raymond, and will then proceed to threaten the Ninth Army Corps at Fort Lewis. The Ninth Corps will march from Fort Lewis into the battle against superior forces and will be repulsed. The Third Corps in California will then be called into action. The two corps, form- ing the Fourth Army, will push the enemy back into the sea. The march of 50,000 troops north from Callfomia will be kept secret, even after the troops start the trek. The war front yards for camping sites. .‘Tho little community of games will close the last of August. (In order to. better educate the public on the importance of auxiliary fire units in the Na- tional Defense picture, and to interest prospective volunteers in the organization, the follow- ing article outlining the pur- poses and training of the unit is being run. Organization of the first aux- iliary fire unit will get under way Monday evening, when the local National Defense set up is put into action. The meeting will take place at 8 p- m- in the courtroom of the local court- house and all persons are ur- gently invited to attend and vol- un_t'eer for the cause of adequate preparation for National De— fense. Fire Chief Dean Carmen has been appointed Captain of the local auxiliary fire unit, and will help in the organization of the unit. At the same time Medical, Communications, T r a n s porta- Appeal For Jars For Hot Lunch Program is Made An urgent appeal for glass fruit jars or mayonnaise jars was voiced today by County School Superintendent J. E. Martin in connection with the County School Garden Project. With many types of vegetables now coming into season the need for some place of keeping them is becoming pressing, Martin said, and the Projects lack of funds prohibits them from purchasing enough jars to fill the need. The‘ County School Garden Pro- ject is carried on in connection with the hot lunch program. Con— tributions from all the schools of the county purchased seed and paid for plowing, and a garden wfis planted at the County Farm. Labor requirements are filled by WPA workers. ' All produce grown on this pro- ject is actually used in preparing hot lunches for school children. Many root vegetables are grown which may be stored, but perish- ables must be kept in some other manner. Some of this perishable produce is now being canned by the WPA canning project and some is being put in frozen storage, but in or- der to adequately take care of all the produce grown, more jars must be obtained. Mr. Martin said that all per- sons wishing to donate jars may leave them at the Welfare build- ing. -4 tion and Americanism units wull be organized. Articles ex- plaining these various units will be published at a later date). Local citizens who volunteer for work in National Defense auxili- ary units now being organized in this county, will find plenty of re- sponsibility and practical educa- tion ahead of them in training outlined for the various units. Fire Unit First This is evidenced through “the program laid down for the traina ing of auxiliary fire units, which because of their paramount im- portance locally, will be the first unit organized and put in train- ing. ‘ vSince the auxiliary medical un- it and the transportation unit can call on previously trained person- nel in the local Red Cross chap- ter, and/ the Women's Motor ,Corps, the most serious need for training lies in the organization of an auxiliary fire unit. According to local Defense Com- missioner Doane Brodie, plans have already been made with the local fire department to give members of the auxiliary, essen- tially the same type of training that is given to .regular firemen. To supplement this training ex- perts will be sent down from Fort Lewis to give specialized training in the handling of different types of incendiary bombs. Problem of Fire Chiefs The foremost thought in the mind of every fire chief centers about the theme of National De- fense and its effect upon the op- eration and the future of the fire service. The tremendous potential: ities of evolvement in war- activ- ities has long been recognized as a problem which the fire service might eventually be forced to face. Whether this country will actually be faced with war or not is something no one' can now pre- dict. “To be fore—warned is to be fore-armed.” We must be prepar- ed' 'to meet that or any other eventuality with great dispatch lest we be caught in the net which entangled so many European nae tions. To facilitate the civilian train- ing program for auxiliary fire fighting units, the state has been divided into ten districts to con- form with the ten districts Set up by the Emergency Defense Commission and in each district 3. fire chief has been selected to represent the Emergency Defense Commission as “District Fire Chief Supervisor." For District No. 4, comprising, Mason, Pierce and Thurston counties, Fire Chief (Continued on Page Two)