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A] s Tells Aetivians Of; “Pk; Sabotage No. .‘ Now; Finger— Fllc Amazing \ ‘_° interesting to hisi ,they kept him an-,1 t10118 longer than he, main talk, Emcryl agent for the Fed- -he°f Investigation at‘ .of fi‘dqllal‘ters, reviewed -., 15:51. duties for the, ,, night, pointing e. No. 1 job of the 1,, ls Combating sabot- luzal defense industries. , ,, e2; despite the sccm- , «bmchous losses from: .4. of 8th: press reports, . gums a otage today mi ,. , trial plants is fari prior to the This reduction, , , due to the F,B.I.'s: : ,_ .oflrogram carried out 5,. a. survey made of ‘, Industrial plants ,I, In certain recom~ ,‘l regaming precaution-i bemg made to the’ 0f the plants and en carried out fully ces. "ling Record {Lug up sabotage in- td prevention as its .118 F.B.I. had been tusl‘ftly in kidnapings ‘l hlS country in the 1'. Bundy pointed ,. 9311. he added, made bg record with solu- UI two of over 200 ‘has been called to he l | l I e FBI strongly ad-‘l s“’If-‘(lppointed vigil- ‘ °rganizing and tak- ga'tlons of subver- gs It has been found y ocent persons have sachan irreparably in- it Investigations due y Which is unavoid- With them. ls aided much ans y 1f the informa- iE‘Ictetl individual or 1,,cal turned over to the M laW enforcement :5 Bundy said. ‘, Batu!) Explained that the 17.3.1. is‘ f191d headquarters “he 2400 active agents : atFlam to each 100,-, Ion in the U. S.l' “ from applicants iices of and 35: ecollegcI degrees in ,edmg or. who have y ge of foreign lan— hmare all trained vig- I“Oughly before be- ]:éitéve service and 888- nce a year for of course, the bur- ‘ S of clerks, sten- ‘ de 8: etc, to handle e_ ils. " hlS'hly important , e bureau is its °rifingerprint, file, £°lntcd out. The fWords of 23 mil- , ‘ 1nS'erprints in its ignq an additional bei Its civilian file, , crflg‘ prints of per- ‘énulmlnal record who & their prints in to .3 g v§luable procedure etcyictims of amnes- HE D- ‘fingerprints is a iim‘leas in which cer- usgélaractéristlcs of g A fls guides, Mr. any fingerprint may as 150 different but the courts 35 positive proof any fraction of r 12 identical char- ~. I nown print. 1" aid that there nev- ., 0 ei .‘5‘ .A .vf . 0n ,FRIDAYeroose Lodge weekly . MONDAY—Civilian ‘ FRIDAY—Thi rd annual l lvided for the qualifying round, MOODY , 603.7 5. E. .,F PORTLANL, passer “ ‘. I. Anticipating . .oteurs, Reducing e In This War; COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT~~City council‘s semi- monthly meeting, 8 p. m., city hall. meeting, 8 p. m., Moose Hall. SATURDAY-#Superior court, 10 a. m., courthouse. SATURDAY7~Kiddics’ story tcll- ing hour, 2:30 to 3:30 p m., Shelton Public library. MONDAYvCounty commission- ers weekly meeting, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAYhEaglcs aeric weekly meeting. p. m., MOOSE Hall. D c f e n s 0. Council weekly meeting, 8 p. m., courthouse. I MONDAY-»—-Clvilian Defense aux- iliary fire unit, p. m., city fire hall, first study meeting. TUESDAY—sKiwanis club lunch- eon meeting, noon, Shelton Ho-. tel. Mason County 4-H Fair, 10 a. m., to D. O. 86TH VOL. LV—NO. 67 This Disguise Wouldn't Be EIIeCtivc During War Army officials perhaps should crew. They thank Lyle “Red” Bassett for a valuable lesson. That is, don't disguise spies as meter readers. Bassett, meter reader for Pub- lic Utility District 3. proved un- deniably Monday that a meter reader “get-up” won't work, even for a genuine metcr reader like he_is. Making his monthly rounds on his motorcycle in the Kamilchc district Monday, reading P.U.D. 3 meters for August bills, Bassett was “captured” three times by sentries of the “defense force” now engaged in the Army man- euvers currently being held in this area. Bassett was able to talk his 11 p. m., Lincoln gym. SATURDAY——Sr-cond and l a s t clay of Mason County 4-H Fair, 10 a. m., to 11 p. m., Lincoln ' gym. TWOEESEPIIIEES PUT UP FOR BEST QUALIFYING FISH Heaviest Silver Salmon Caught In Qualifying Round by Women, Men To Be Worth $5 Two $5.00 cash prizes for the biggest silver salmon caught in; the qualifying round of the second annual Shelton silver salmon der— which gets under way next Sunday, were approved by the sponsoring committee yesterday, Chairman Claire Tozier announc- ed. Last year no prizes were pro— but in anticipation of a consid— erably larger entry list in the 1942: derbv, the committee yesterday! voted to award $5 in cash for the largest silver salmon caught by a male entrant and $5 in cash for the largest silver salmon caught by a feminine entrant during the qualifying, which closes October way out of his first “capture” but the second time it\. wasn't so sim- ple. His captors were a skeptical l l l our! Consolidated with SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, August 21, 1941. were firmly convinc- ed their “prisoner” was an “in— vader” spy in disguise, and they dragged him off to field head- quarters in a secluded wooded area to be questioned by the of- ficers in charge. Bassctt showed his meter book. “Faked,” said his captors. Bassett had an inspiration, and produced his draft deferment card in triumph. “Counterfeit,” was the reply. Other articles of identification on his person were as futile in convincing his captors, and it wasn’t until residents of the dis- trict positively identified him that Bassett secured his release. Then came the third “capture.” It was simple. Bassett merely re- lated what had already befallen him and the sympathizing sol- diers hurried him on his way.. l UNLIMITED EEC ENLISTMENT lS NOWMAVAILABLE Applicants Taken Any Time In Any Numbers; Defense Skills Taught Unlimited enrollment in the CCC is now available to Mason County youths between the ages of 17 and 24 inclusive, Glen Rat- cliff, new Mason County welfare administrator, reported yesterday, with enlistments taken at any time applicants appear. Formerly specified enrollment periods were named and-quotas set, but now any number will be taken at any time they apply at the Mason County welfare office in the Social Security building at Sixth and Railroad. Enlistments are for a period of six months, although honorable discharges may be obtained at any time a boy proves he has private' employment awaiting him. There are no restrictions such as finan- 26. The finals will be held Novem- ber 2 with anglers catching the sixty heaviest silver salmon dur- ing the two months of the qual- ifying period earning places in the finals. Prizes which will be awarded to the finalists won't be determin— ed until after the qualifying per— iod closes and will depend entirely on the number of entries in the derby. The committee anticipates a considerable increase over the 135 entrants in last years derby and predict at least 200 entries in the 1942 event. And now for the confessions department. In our Tuesday story we mis-worded Rule 8 to say that two or more “cannot fish from the same boat,” when actually the rule allows as many to fish from the same boat as wish, both in the qualifying and in the finals. Pardon us, we hope all entrants take note of the correction. Nash Brothers To Give Away 1,000 1, cial dependency or need any long- er, CCC enlistment being open to any young'man within the age bracket, Administrator Ratcliff pointed out. CCC boys are paid $30 a month, of which $15 is deposited to the enrollees credit and the other $15 sent to dependent relatives if desired, otherwiSe also deposited to .the boy’s credit and saved for him until his discharge. Boys who apply here will be provided transportation to the nearest CCC camp, at present at Quilcene. The CCC is now offering train- ing in national defense skills, Ad- ministrator Ratcliff explained, al- though not neglecting its primary purpose of forest patrol, but at the same time is attempting to prepare its enrollees to step into good jobs when their enlistments are up. Nalley Barn Fire Loss Estimated Around $20,000 Gallons Of Oil Offering 1000 gallons of free oil to his customers, Walt Nash 0f Nash Brothers is opening his fall Oil appliance campaign with a large advertisement on page five fingerprints ex- burn the 23 million yinealls file, pretty , auchg l(he saying that v thing as identi- “ ‘Of the fingerprint grown in the fact ant 0f the finger- t0 the bureau by II'CEment agencies , 0'3 prove to be criminals, and ance the capture .Ves. . All Agencies to F‘.B.I. fingerprinti ‘ {111 local law en- gwcles in the U. s. itelg‘n countries also I Mr. Bundy said. . maisofurnishes free Brief Information on k. Add 3 and make files .4, n . ac- ., times detrimen- tions. Mr. Bundy "18 publicity with tention on law led to greater the public. This g Said, is greatly ‘ , 638. critical days \ ' ‘ *be active coopera— eau of all per- cial positions. lving splendid co- 0931 law enforce- d from men in but the man-in- ‘rcan be of great ePorting any un- nay happen to no- , agent said. “Weather, Shelton e“ wives and girl With 25 to 30 GI‘apeview Sun- sl'ltilton Hotel at of today's Journal. Mr. Nash announced that he would give from 55 to 100 gallons of free oil to purchasers of any oil heater, furnace or oil range as long as the supply of fuel lasts. Nash Brothers are featuring Spark oil heaters, H. C. Little floor furnaces and Quick-Meal oil ranges at their store. A large stock of Spark heaters and H. C. Little floor furnaces just arrived this week, in addition to the stock of oil ranges already on the floor. LOGGER HURTS SHOULDER Earl Hall, Simpson Logging CO- employe, was treated at Shelton Hospital yesterday for a minor shoulder injury. 3"" Young men in Mason County who are interested in enrollmcnt in the National Defense training courses should contact the reP' resentative of the Washington State Employment Service at the Court HouSe in Shelton on TUeS' days between 8:00 AM. and 4100 PM. each week, or call at We main office at 522 Capitol Way 1“ Olympia. This course is open to men between the ages of 18 31151. 40 who can furnish birth certifl- cates, and are in a position to provide their own board and IOdg‘ ing while taking the trainlng- At the present time the follow- ing job openings are available at the Olympia office, and persons 'interested in them are requeSted to register there at once for wol‘ ——a draftsman — steamfitters - 8- tabulating‘ machine operator '— a k workers, structural steel layout man r’. a {luck Rowe an- ,wood pattern maker —‘ an engme Firc believed to have started from spontaneous combustion in green hay completely destroyed the large, valuable barn on the Nalley property on the Skokomish flats yesterday. No accurate figures were avail- able today on the loss involved in the conflagaration. but a large quantity of hay and some equip ment of an undetermined nature and valuation were' reported to have been lost with the building, which included penthouse quarters as well as stock quarters. Some Sheltonians familiar with the structure estimated a value of around $15,000 on the building, $4000 on the hay, plus whatever machinery was lost. No stock was reported to have been killed in the blaze. A crew from the state forestry fire hall here was sent out to at- tempt to control the fire but was unable to stem the progress, it had gained such headway. DEFENSE TRAINING COURSE REGISTRATION. DAY TUESDAY lath? operator -— and floor mould- ers in an iron foundry. Bean. pickeres are urgently needed in Thurston County start- mg 1mmediately. There is a good bean Crop this year, and the sea- son lasts about 30 days. Men. women and children are eligible for this employment, and can mfike gOOd wages at the current prices for picking, There are other jobs listed also, 8.8 Oqcupational interviewers —— hOP Pickers production clerks farm hands —— and salesmen. Domestic employees, as house- keepers. day workers, maids and cooks can be placed any time- The Employment Office is regu- larly receiving calls for office sales people and many others Interested persons should regis- ter 38 soon as possible‘, for these who won’t last. MILK UP CENT PER QUART EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER FIRST Price To Be 12c; Sunday Deliver- ies To Be Discontinued By Some Distributors The retail price of milk in Shelton and vicinity will advance to 12 cents per quart on Sept- ember 1st, according to announce- ment of the nine distributors of the district made today. The increased cost of operation, supplies and materials makes the adjustment in the price of milk and cream necessary according to the distributors. Shelton is one of the last communities to in- crease the price of milk, most other towns and cities of West— ern Washington having already been paying higher prices for their milk. Consumers using sixty quarts or more may benefit by a gallon price of 44 cents. The present retail price of milk locally has been 11 cents a quart. The local Creamery and some other distributors will discontinue Sunday deliveries beginning Sept- ember 7, as announced in the Journal last April. Further information on changes. in both price and delivery will be made in announcements next week. Third Annual 4—H Fair In Lincoln Gym Next 2 Days With everyone trying “tooth and toenail” for first prize, exhibits at the Mason County 4-H Fair which will be held in Lincoln gym Friday and Saturday shape up as the finest as a group the annual event has yet boasted, reports County Agent Clinton Okerstrom. Several exhibitors have put in a full extra day than they have in previous fairs, he mentioned. In addition to the home eco~ nomic clubs, granges, floral and 4-H exhibits, the Agricultural Ad- justment Administration and the Bonneville Power Administration have both taken large exhibit spaces, Okerstrom reported. Concession booths featuring eats and refreshments, as well as numerous games, will also have prominent places in the scheme of “fair things." The fair opens daily at 10 o’clock and continues until late in the evening, around 10:30 or 11 o’clock, or Whenever the crowd begins to thin out. Judging of the exhibits will be done by A. M. Richardson, Pierce County agent» Board Rescinds Reward Offered For Information Upon the advice of Prosecutor Frank Heuston, the board of coun- ty commissioners Tuesday with- drew the reward Offer it had made some months ago for information leading to the arrest and convic- tion of persons destroying road signs and dumping garbage on road sides. The action followed Houston’s receipt of a letter from the state attorney general’s office pointing out that the board had no power to offer such a reward inasmuch as 'the offenses for which the re- wards were offered are not classi- fied as misdemeanors. The decision was sought fol- lowmg a case where information‘ was supplied to the board result- ing in the arrest of a person sus- pected of dumping garbage on a. county roadside, but no conviction was obtained and the party sup- p1ymg the information sought to make the county pay the reward. The board also passed a reso- lution at the suggestion of King county officials urging the fed- eral govornment to allot sufficient funds to maintain and continue numerous necessa N.Y.A. 1'0- jects in this state.ry p l 1 l I RANKING Ali-ET OFFICIALS DUE THIS WEEKEIIE oral Marshall Expected Here To Witness Maneuvers; Dc- fense Gains Ground Talk on the streets and from Army officers who should know today was that Secretary of W'ar' Stimson and General George Mar- shall, commanding officer of the1 U. S. Army, Were due to fly from Washington, D. C., this weekend to view progress of the Army maneuvers and would visit head- quarters of the “Blues” or de— fendlng troops, which is situated close to Shelton in the Lake Isa- bella. district. The “Blues,” battling to hold their positions until reinforce- ments arrive from California and which are now preparing to go into action, yesterday gained tw’o miles in this sector with a sur— prise attack which pushed the “Reds” or invaders west toward Matlock and farther from the western ’city limits of Shelton, This followed another gain re— ported by Blue headquarters Tucs— day night. Get Aecustomed The Blues' success was said by‘ some soldiers to be due to the fact that they are getting used, to the multiple man—power rep— resented by the Red soldiers, each of whom supposedly represents ten men, a fact the Blues re- portedly found confusing at first. The “mosquito” fleet stationed. at Henderson Inlet, opposite Har-‘ stine Island, proved of consider- able value to the defense troops Tuesday when they were called upon to transport infantry across Puget Sound to Allyn, where an invader thrust toward Bremerton. was reported being made and which was repulsed. ' Army officials of the 9th Corps, said the “mosquito” fleet was given its baptism as Army in~ fantry carriers in this action. Twelve of the small but swift and powerful motorboats carried 400 infantrymen across the sound to intercept a tank batallion, which was laboring over rough terrain. Landed At Allyn The boats landed the 7th In- fantry detachment at Allyn, where a narrow neck of land less than two miles wide betWeen the Sound and Hood Canal made an *ideal place to halt the enemy advance. As long as the infan- trymen held their ground no one— my contingent could get through by land to Bremerton. Soldiers of the maneuvering_ troops were finding Sheltoniansi eager to assist in making their stay here pleasant, and local residents have had nothing but, praise for the character and ac—' tions of the soldiers. Their cour- tesy and clean-cut appearance on the whole have drawn much fa-, vorable comment from the civil-' ians. The reading and recreational room established in the old post- office building by the W.C.T.U. has been a favorite spot for so]- diers with a. few minutes to spare, although so far the boys in khaki have been kept mighty busy .and have had little time to relax. The showers at Lincoln gym have been in constant use since being turned over to the Army and now the junior high showers have also been put into service to give soldiers baths. Residents near spots where sol- diers are bivouaced have been sending highly appreciated snacks ——sandwiches, cake, pastries, etc. ——down to the boys and in some instances have “rescued” some who appeared to have been.for- gotten by their outfits and left without meals by having them in for dinner. A group of Shelton men enjoyed a ride in a blitz—buggy Tuesday night and were amazed at its performance. Attorney D o a n e Brodie, one of the group of five in this case, reported that State Patrolman Cliff Aden piloted the little vehicle with five passen- gers in it and it climbed a grade _ , young -Secretary Of War Stimson, Gen-l 'ity more pleasant? steeper than any ordinary car would ever be able to go up, then did the same thing in reverse. Yakima Visitor Passes At Agate Funeral services will be held in Yakima for Mrs. Helen Hoptowitt, 70, of Yakima, who passed away at the Agate home of‘ her daugh— ter, Mrs. Helen Dunn, yesterday. Mrs. Hoptowitt was here on a visit. She is survived by six other daughters, Mrs. Kate Wall— aurtsa, Mrs. Eledwina Fayette, Mrs. Florence Olney, Mrs. Theresa Nash, and Edith and Martha Hop- towitt, all living in Yakima; by her husband, Lewis, and a son, Lester, also both of Yakima; by 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Lyla Adams of Skokomish, Mrs. Mar- tha Bruen of Yakima; and five brothers, Lewis LeGlair, Marys— ville, Wash, Edward LeClair, Se- attle, and Jack, Ernest and Dewey LeClair, all of Yakima. . Shelton Mothers Asked To Bake For Soldiers To the Mothers of Shelton and Mason County: We are being honored by the' presence of many of our finest men from all over our country. What can we do to make their stay in our commun- How about getting out “yo old cooky recipe” and baking up a couple of batch- es and sending them down to the W.C.T.U. Hostess House to be used Saturday night and Sunday. Apples, plums and pears or fresh fruit of any kind would also be very welcome. , h Shelton Independent I our bit. . —.ra-. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Today is our opportunity to doi Yesterday is gone for- ever. Tomorrow never comes. Let us make the most of this oppor- tunity to show our appreciation to these boys away from home and do it TODAY. We still need easy ,chairs, lamps, magazines and books. A radio would be most welcome. If you will serve as a hostess, stop and register at the Hostess House. The committee in charge is Mrs. W. F. Roberts, Mrs. W. H. Snel- grove and. Mrs. Ed Miller. ENE). POWER TO HIT ARCADIA TIP BY THIS WEEKEND work On Deckervillc Loop Exten- sion Progressing Well, Ald- ed By Clearing Of Residents Electric power will be available to all Arcadia district residents right down to the tip of Arcadia Point by this weekend as Public Utility District 3 crews are now completing the last details of the final three-mile extension of P. U.D. lines to reach that area, P. U.D. Manager E. W. Johnson re- ported yesterday. The district’s W.P.A. workmen are making good progress in pre- paring the right—of—way for the eight or nine miles of lines which will constitute the Deckerville loop out of Matlock, next project on the district‘s expansion calen- dar. That work is being enhanced through the voluntary clearing done by residents of the area re- cently which will permit an earlier arrival of power to their homes. Manager Johnson said the Deckervillc loop work has not been slowed up in the least by the Army maneuvers covering the only praise for the way the sol- diers have handled themselves in Brod1e Clerk Of New C1v11 Board Former Mayor L. D. Hack was son at the new board's first of- ficial meeting Tuesday night. Baumgartner, barber, is the third definite date for holding an ex- man Hack said the examination would be held as quickly as the same general territory and had regard to the public. D Hack Chalrman, named chairman of the new civil service board appointed last week by Mayor William Steven- At the same time, Attorney Doane Brodie was selected as clerk of the board and also as its examining officer. William member of the new board. The new board did not Set a amination to create a list of eli- gible candidates from which the present vacancy in the city police staff will be filled, but Chair- board can get full particulars on the proper procedure. The board has not taken any formal applications for the ex- amination yet, although several candidates have already signified their desire to do so. . Dancing Classes To Be Held Wednesdays Opening of the Hollywood Dan- C‘ing Studios in Olympia, with SFlecial classes to be conducted in Shelton, was announced this week. The Shelton classes will be held at the Memorial hall on Wednes- days. Teachers at the new dancing school will be Raymond Petty and Delores Griffin, who have just re- turned from study in Chicago and New York. Further details will be found in an advertisement in tonight’s Journal. DEFENSE COUNCIL TO CONCENTRATE ONASUPPLY UNIT Auxiliary Fire Unit Already On Its Own, Will Start Study Monday At ‘Fire Hall I Having placed one of its units ~~the auxiliary fire unite—on its feet and sent it off on its own path, the Civilian Defense Coun- cil will turn its attention to or- ganization of a supply unit at next Monday's weekly meeting, scheduled in the courthouse at eight o’clock, Commissioner Doane Brodie reminded the public today. Some attention no doubt will also be devoted to pushing ahead with the transportation unit, which has a start already through the Red Cross Women’s Motor Corps and the National Service League Motor Corps with Mrs. Myron Lund as chairman. Commissioner Brodie pointed out at this week’s meeting that the Civilian Defense Council is being relied upon to handle any emergency which arises in case of war coming to these shores, that it must organize entirely up- on its own initiative, funds and equipment, and with the hope that its services will never be necessary but with the fear that they might. “To undertake this responsi— bility calls for generous and wholehearted response from. the public," Commissioner Brodie pointed out, “a much greater re- sponse from the public than has been evident so far.” FIRE UNIT MEETING AT CITY HALL MONDAY The 21 volunteers of the aux— iliary fire unit of the Civilian Defense Council, and all others interested in becoming members, will hold their first study ses- sion under Chairman Dean Car- men, Shelton fire chief, next Monday evening at eight o’clock at the city fire hall. General fire fighting technique, valuable for use in private as well as public situations, will comprise the study program in the early stages, Carmen said, with later specialized instruction in such things as fighting in- cendiary bombs, etc. Kids’ Story Hdur At 2:30 Saturday Kiddies between the ages of six and twelve years are invited by Mrs. Laura K. Plumb, Shelton public librarian, to make a date at the library this Saturday af- ternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 o’clock. That is when the first of a ser- ies of weekly story telling hours will be held by Mrs. Harold Christ- ian, member of the Wichita Falls, Texas, Story Tellers League, a chapter of the National Story League. Cub Pack Picnic At Maple Beach Sunday- Members of the Bordeaux grade school Cub Pack and their par- ents will enjoy a picnic at Maple Beach on Lake Isabella next Sunday starting at ten o‘clock and lasting throughout the day. Swimming, sports, and cats will be enjoyed by the group. A potluck picnic will be served. l l l BURNING LAND TO INCREASE ' PASTURE IS GREAT FALLACY Olympia, Aug. 20.———Dog days are here again, the time of year when old traditions, as well as the State Division of Forestry, say human beings often act with-, out reason or responsibility. “One of the most harmful and irra- tional acts of human beings these August days," said T. S. Good- year, State forester, “is the burn- ing of cut—over lands with the idea that burning makes good pasturage. "No greater fallacy could be imagined,” Goodyear continued, “than that periodic burning in- creases the amount of grass and other forage plants. Experiments at the State Forestry nursery show beyond any doubt that burn- ing at first seems to increase forage material, but that a sec- ond burning causes noxious weeds weed patch of no value and of considerable danger. “Thousands of acres of useless lands are visible in this State, made so by some rancher’s desire to get cattle fodder quickly. Burn- ing destroys ground minerals es- sential to growth of both grass- es and trees. Continued burning will make a dust bowl. “In the past years we have seen as many as 40,000 acres thus burned over in one season, but it seems likely that farmers and ranchers are at last finding out the terrible cost, for during 1940 over in the mistaken idea of get- ting pasturage. Let us hope, for the good of the State, that this year the figure will be even low- er. We don’t want Washington, even in part, forced into the Dust Bowl list of states just because and shrubs, which are more hardy than grasses, to take possession of the ground and turn it into a some misguided farmers want to make “quick pasture’ for a few goats and sheep." we had but 5,966 acres burnedl PLYIIOOD MILL ADDS SECIlNIl SHIFT OF MEN Plant's Personnel And Production . Approximately Doubled With Yesterday’s Addition; Third Shift Planned Olympic Plywood, Shelton‘s new- est major industry, added a sec- ond shift consisting of approx- imately 50 men yesterday, Presi- dent C. J. Macke announced to- day, practically doubling the plant’s daily output. Plans for a third shift are also in the making, he said, but it will not be added until the pres- ent crew becomes accustomed to the routine. Insofar as possible, local resi- dents are being hired, Mr. Macke said, which necessitates allowance for training in jobs to which few have had any previous exper- ience. Training Period Not until these new men he- come reasonably efficient at their new work will the third shift be added to the plywood plant’s per- sonnel so that men can be taken from the other two shifts to fill the key positions in the third shift, even as was done in put- ting on yesterday’s additional staff, the company president ex- plained. The present two shifts, each of about 50 men, are working daily S-ho stretches, 40 hours a. week, wi h Saturday and Sun- day off. Plant Work Continues The new plywood plant is grad- ually being completed along with the intricacies of ironing out pro— duction Wrinkles which are bound to» come up in theistarting of a new plant, Mr. Macke comment- ed, and the company offices, too, are slowly being improved and some of the plant’s own product is being used to finish up the interior. Another improvement recently finished and for which the plant's staff is greatly appreciative is completion of the new Eagle Point road extension leading to the plant. Distraint Action Instituted Against Tax Delinquents Distraint notices were served on six Mason County residents having delinquent personal prop- erty taxes dating back to 1931 yesterday by the county treas- urer’s office while numerous other notices have been prepared and will be served as quickly as the parties can be located, Treasurer Omer L. Dion announced today. Since the threat of distraining action was first voiced a. month ago by the treasurer’s office many persons owing delinquent person- al property taxes have paid up, Dion said, and numerous others have made arrangements to do so. In a number of cases involving the distraining action the original tax bill has been doubled by in- terest, which piles up at t h e rate of 10 per cent a year, with the added sum of the costs of the distraint action also being tacked on to more further raise the total owed the county, Dion pointed out. The smallest cost of action is $2.75, but the average is prob- ably close to $5, he said. Now that the personal prop- erty tax distraint action is under way and rolling, the treasurer’s office is preparing to take drastic action in September to collect de- linquent current taxes, Dion warned. J. Ejones, Long Resident, Dies At Pickering Home Mason Cohnty lost another of its pioneer residents today in the death of Jacob E. Jones, 76, at his Pickering home after an ill- ness of the past year. He had lived in Mason County since 1888. Funeral arrangements had not reen announced this afternoon at press time. Survivors include his widow, Jes- sie, three sons, Alfred W., and Keith E., both of Shelton. and Harold E.. stationed in China with the American Asiatic fleet; four daughters, Mrs. Ellinor Gos- ser, Mrs. Edna. Whitaker, Miss Laurice and Miss Shirley, all of Shelton; three grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred W., of Kansas, and Will A., of Arkansas; and two sisters, Mrs. George Buford and Mrs. John Arnold, both of Kansas. SCHOOL OPENING DELAYED In order to give parents, stu— dents and teachers a chance [to enjoy the Labor Day holiday and to give teachers a dishes to get prepared for school opening, the 1941-42 school term in both Shelton and rural Mason County schools has been 'set back a day to September 3, a, joint announcement by City Supt. H. E. Loop and County Supt; J. E. Martin said late this'atternoon.