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, illlllii Al. FAIR ": Mi' - . wines, 4 H Gar \ 08510“. took first “see booth exhibits .“a1 Mason County 11" Lincoln gym on “May. Mrs. Martin , JOhn VanderWal " lgently for two .up the exhibit and "18 touch. Shelton 0nd place and Sko- 5’ third. All were but in the eyes of‘ .' M- Richardson, 0f Pierce County, t Was superior to 9 exhibit by 135 booths Wing to the Dan- gmg so that there One placing in Cmange Club and GRange Club each Which rated each cadia Friendship in Club Exhibitsi, m’ y Largest With ;ma fishermen helped Game Pro- ‘tS Numerous , 85. for the second' lvTa 1 22,000 Trout In County .Cutthroats Packed In On Backs ()f Anglers To Lower Dry Red Lake; Third Trip Promised Also i l Evidently it was quite some fun back on June 22 when 17 Taco- tcctor Paul Hughey plant 5000- odd rainbow trout in Upper Dry Bed Lake, in southwestern Ma- son County, for they came back for a second helping last Sunday with four additions to the party And this time they had cutthroat trout to handle, or over four times the amount of fish. It's a back-pack job entirely, three miles of it over some dog— gone tough country, especially with a five gallon can filled with four gallons of water and a cou- ple of pounds of squirming fish. They’ll Come Again But the Tacomans enjoyed themselves so well they promised to come a third time—~and Hughey said he'd have the fish for them to pack in. This second Journey Sunday was to the Lower Dry Bed Lake, where the Tacomans have been catching cutthroats for some years now. They vision a con- dition in a year or two when they can take their choice of cutthroat in Lower Dry Bed or AI‘cadia Women‘s 87 points placing I Place. In third SElbella Lake Club ,l Gland the Skokom- it Hi} With 83 points. xh'bit Winner .1. , 1 Federated W0- A. .d fil’st on the en— exhibits. This en- kl‘litted materials Il“‘fl>0ses. Iblts were receiv- u°1fisS and one of j allfled because of ,, (lunt- Five pounds '4“ the premium .' Won 3. first rib- Del‘ennial flat pea 91' entrees. garden department H "exhibits in 20 dif- ziif’wf these 80 exhi- Placing, 21 rat- l‘ated third plac- . sdepartment, “'1 23 different a, exhibits rated 31“; rated second,l 1;, third. w Exhibitors 'ere entries in the is ‘Z'tion department "I the hands of ’5 at the present. lay arranged un- ‘dsr 0f the Shelton ’ 6W the largest 9:5 With over 300 2"Me list follows, 4;. n 0f the entrants Hletter: Sk—Sko— ' 00d Canal; R.T. No initials indi- Of the Shelton .' “n Page six) v ge de- glodeled quarters i, 0mg at First and unCed today by manager of the . ti0n Co. f0rmerly located “9 next to Dris- ., ; dePot is located dIrectly across eVrolet Co. New £00m furniture ~w Quarters com- th a.ltmg room one n15 area. A large " . 8 outside to in- eabouts of the member of th e "‘e department, 8 “I131 four-day \ wgconvention held hum?“ and returned the er of valuable , d8 of fire fight- -" ' theme pointers . neWIy organized Cpunpil’s auxil- ginugilt at its . e fire hall. ‘ :gflbor Day holl- tfi e flre unit will "we? 8 at which i; fu‘e truck will Paces for the e bers. held at Centralia g for Mrs. Fran- m. 64, mother and Mrs. George I Who died at yoming, last 3 a«nether daugh- -. W35 a frequent rainbows in Upper Dry Bed, some 600 feet farther up the trail. The Upper Lake had never had fish in it until that June 22 trek. Some of the boys had a look at that June 22 planting Sunday and found the rainbows had doubled their size already, Hughey said yesterday. Meet The Boys The 21 in Sunday’s human pack train included Bill Hartman, H. O. LaVon, Fred Bledsoe, Ray Hall, Romayn Philes , John Adler, Da- vid Davies, Oral Murphy, Mike Slavick, Ed Hartman, Ingwer Gregersen, Walt Hartman, Ger- ry Malenbruck, Joe Crobinski, Warren Robertson, Larry Ebbert, Joe Bush, Joe Lang, Al Waller and Lloyd Strausbaugh. The boys have a little fun, as they will, on the return trip by telling a sentry of the “Red Forces" of the U. S. Army now engaged in maneuvers in this area that Davies was a “spy” for »the “Blues.”"" Hughey said he still doesn’t know whether Da- vies got through the lines or not. Incidentally, Hughey himself knows how it feels to be sus~ pected of being a “spy,” for he was stopped three different times last week during his rounds ’in the Matlock country and thor- oughly searched, both in his car and his person. Maneuvers Delay Action Hughey is holding up the plant— ing of more fish in waters in the Army maneuvers area because .the fish transportation truck is ,held up so much that it isn’t good for the fish, he explained yesterday. Record plantings he has made, assisted by members of the Hood Canal Sportsmens Ass’n and the Forest Service, which furnished horses for the pack work, includ- ed the following plants of rain- bow fry: 6000 in Brown’s Creek; 17,880 in south fork of Skoko- mish; 7000 in Spider Lake; 9950 in Elk Lake; 3975 in Little Elk Lake; 13,960 in Jefferson Lake; 13,940 in Lena Lake. RECORD PHEASANT PLANT MADE HERE A total of 1678 Chinese pheas- ants have been planted in Mason County this year, a record num- ber in this area, Game Protector Paul Hughey reported yesterday. Five hundred birds were re- leased early in August, 500 late in July and 300 late in May. all from State Game Department stock, while 378 Chinks raised by 4-H Club members have also been turned loose in Mason Coun- ty this season, Hughey said. Small business has been 918’ during the current Army man' euvers in Mason County, so say those who have become tempor' ary “businessmen.” Those are the folks, youngsters for the most part, who have set up roadside stands to sell candyi chewing gum. pop, lemonade and the like to the soldiers. Stands have popped u ery convenient spot alon Matlock road, while other young“ sters have turned themselves into traveling confectionary stores, buying candy bars at the regular iretail price and selling them a two-for-fifteen, etc., by taking their “merchandise” to the places where soldiers are grouped in their bivouacs. It has been a rather profitable venture, according to all reports. Got Pitcure In Paper The roadside stand set up by Juanita, Sally, and Betty Lamb» daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Rus‘ sell J. Lamb, earned them a. story in Monday’s P.-I., along With 3 picture. The P.-I. said they ha sold over 60 dozen nickle candy bars up to that time. , Then there was Robin Binns, and Camp 3 on an“ and daughter. whose Dad operates an ice area: business who sold ice cream b3 Consolidated wi SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, August 26, 1941 Bewildered Bruin Bumps Buggy, Besmears Beauty comans Return, Plant Arrests Start Now On Drivers Minus Licenses Emphatic orders have been received by State Patrolman Cliff Aden from State Patrol headquarters to start making arrests immediately of automo- bile operators who have not yet obtained their new drivers licenses. Something like 1000 to 1500 Mason County motorists still don‘t have their 1941-43 licenses Aden estimated, and any of these he happens to lay hands upon will face the prospects not only of having to take out their new permits but also of paying a court fine for failing to have done so already. , At the same time. Aden has been instructed by Acting Pa- ! trol Chief James A. I’rydc to check each car he stops for certificates of registration which the law requires should be in the car at all times. Fail- ure to have the certificate in the car will not bring about arrest, Aden said, but it will result in the car owner having to prove he has the certificate by producing. it at the state patrol office in the Govey Build- ing within a few hours after being stopped. N. L. R. B. EXAMINER UPHOLDS I. W.A IN MCCLEARY DECISION Document Received By Savage Raps Company For “Discrim- , ination;” Plant Officials Not Notified An intermediate report of a National Labor Relations Board examiner, released last Friday, recommended that the McCleary Timber Company enter collective bargaining with the International Woodworkers of...America, C.I.O,. affiliate, re-cmploy three' werkers and pay them back wages, Char- les Savage, business agent for Local 38, I.W.A., reported. Savage said he had received a document on the recommendations of the board examiner and the wire news services carried stories concerning the decision, but Mc— Cleary company officials here said they had not yet been noti- fied of the recommendations and had no comment to make as a result. Testimony was heard in a pub- lic hearing held at the county courthouse last April with Ex- aminer P. H. McNally conducting the hearing. In his recommendations, Exam- iner McNally held that the com— pany refused to bargain with the union on June 7, 1940, or there- after, that the company through ‘supervisory employes and agents’ interferred with the rights of the employeS, and refused to employ two former Workers after a shut- down last fall and discharged 3 third employe last March. The examiner said the company "discriminated against these em- ployes because of their member- ShiP and activities in the union." BORN SATURDAY Born Saturday at the Shelton General Hospital was a baby son for Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith. I SON BORN A baby son was born at the Shelton hospital on Saturday for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller. BABY DAUGHTER A baby daughter was born at Shelton Hospital on .Friday for Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nichols. l . l YOUNG ‘OPPORTUNISTS’ CASH . IN ON SOLDIERS’ APPETITES -___——-—- and milk nickles as fast, as he could.dish them out and collect the pickles while a large body of soldiers sat in trucks in the north and west residential areas of Shelton late last week await- ing the word to move ahead. Another enterprising youngster set up a lemonade and light drink stand at Lincoln gym and did a rushing business with soldiers ,who came to take showers. stores Pick Up Dimes And it hasn’t all been confined to the “opportunists" among the younger Set, either, for Shelton stores report heavy sales of candy, 1ce cream, light drinks, confec- tions Of all kinds, tobaCCOS. etc- Nor have the service stations been Passed by. Army trucks have .bought a lot of gas, to Put it mlldIY. from local dispensers and gropery stores have come in for no little extra trade from the mess sel‘geants whose duty it is :3 keep soldier appetites appeas- The amazing art of it is most of thlS businessp has been Pretty much from badly depleted pocket— books for the monthly Army pay— day doesn’t come until early neXt week“When the soldiers will be hm“ 3-11 Fort Lewis. CREDIT CURB IS EFFECTIVE 1 NEXT MONDAY Rush This Week; New Fed— eral Regulations Re- viewed Here Only four shopping days rc~ main before the new federal laws curbing credit purchases go into effect, indicating a heavy week— end of buying for which Shelton merchants are preparing. Twenty-four articles, including new and used automobiles, and furniture, and small loans up to $1,000, are included in the regu- lations. The regulations permit an eighteen-month period for pay- ments on all articles listed. Min- imum down payments range from .33 to 1/3 per cent on automo~ biles, motor boats, engines and aircraft, to 10 per cent on new household furniture. Home Loans Exempt Real estate modernization loans, however, are excluded from minimum down payments. This was done to spur additions to houses for defense workers. The list includes items not originally proposed in a tenta- tive schedule announced previous- ly by the board. These include furniture, pianos, electric phono- graphs, water pumps, attic vent— ilating fans and metal musical in- struments, not heretofore consid- ered in competition with defense industries. This departure from original plans indicated that the fight made by Federal Price Adminis- trator Leon Henderson to curb sales of articles outside the de- fense picture, as a move to avert inflation, was at least partly suc- cessful. Firms Must Register The board, acting under an ex- ecutive order issued by Presi- dent Roosevelt on August 11, an- nounced that enforcement of the regulations will be carried out through the twelve federal re- serve banks and their twenty-four branches. The regulations affect a sub- Slielton Stores Prepare For Big» I By Della Goetsch I An incident occurred one day last week on the Agate Road a short distance west of Smith’s Corner which, as a matter of news, falls naturally into the “Man Bites Dog” class, and , might appear in print under some such heading as “Bear Runs Down Car." The story as related by Ed Nicholson, driver of the car in— volved, is that he had just round- ed the corner and was proceed- ing up the hill at a fairly rapid rate when a huge black bear weighing about 500 pounds rear- ed up on the north edge of the road and plunged toward the car, striking it squarely in the mid section and raising the starboard side off the ground a foot or more. (We imagine Mr. Nichol- son’s hair shared in the raising). ‘Unavoidable Accident’ The rise in the hill had pree vented Mr. Nicholson and the ursine contended for the road from seeing eact other until al— most the moment of contact, so the man did not have time to stop the car and the bear had no time for giving signals to denote his intention of making the sudden left ',-hand turn which threw his great shaggy bulk against the Side‘ of the car. It is difficult to fix the blame in such cases, but the bear seems to be in wrong for starting to cross a main highway without first being sure that no one ’was coming close enough to make crossing dangerous. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER MANY TRAFFIC But since there were no casual- ties, and the crumpled fenders and a few scratches on the bright finish of the car was the only damage done, there will probably be no official investigation. Leaves Plenty Of Evidence Immediately after the encount- er, Bruin seemingly remembered that he had an appointment at a place far distant from the spot where the collision occurred, for, leaving a. five-inch patch of fuzz and hair scraped from some portion of his ebony coat, he promptly set out with all the speed that his bearish bulk could muster. may have been hur- rying back to some bear’s beauty parlor for another treatment. Great smears of fresh mud which he left on the side of Mr. Nilcholson’s nice car, proving that the bear was a patron of such a shop, and that at the time of the crash he had just taken a mud pack which embraced the ma- jor portion of the huge beast’s physical structure. Mr. Nicholson frankly admits that he was surprused at his sud- den meeting with the bear, for though he had lately been hear- ing rumors of the depredations and peregrinations of such an animal in the Agate district, he had tak- en no stock in the reports up to the moment of the crash with his mud-soaked specimen, who, upon departure, left the pure Agate air faintly scented with the elusive fragrance of Spathyema foetidus, more commonly known as skunk- cabbage. MARIAN HOFFMAN, VETERAN COUNTY TEACHER. PASSES Lingering Illnesst Claims Educator of Years Residence Here; ,Funeral This Afternoon Private funeral services were held this afternoon from Witsiers Chapel for Miss Marian Seigrist Hoffman, 53, veteran figure in stantial part of the. nationfs, an- nual seven billion-dollar consumer credit on installments, but do not affect open accounts, amounting to about three billion dollars. They require all installment businesses to register. A general license is granted to all such busi- nesses until December 31, 1941, but those who have failed to reg- ister by that time will be barred from doing business until they have registered and received a license. Down Payments Set The regulations, covering twen- ty-three pages, group the ar- ticles, and list minimum down payments as follows: Automobiles, including taxicabs and others carrying less than ten passengers; aircraft, including gliders; power—driven boats and their motors; outboard boat mo- tors; motorcycles and motor bicy- cles, 33 1/3 per cent. Household mechanical refrigera- tors, washing machines, ironers, suction cleaners, cooking stoves and ranges, heating stoves and space heaters, electric dishwash- ers, room-unit air conditioners, sewing machines, radio receiving sets, phonographs or combinations, and metal musical instruments, 20 per cent. Household furnaces and heating units, inclmiing Oil burners, gas conversion burners and stokers; water heaters, water pumps, plumbing and sanitary fixtures, home air conditioning systems, at- tic ventilating fans. 15 per cent. New household furniture, in- cluding refrigerators, pianos, elec- tric organs. bed Springs, mattres- ‘ses (but exduding floor cover- ings, wall coverings. draperies and bed coveringS). ten per cent. The board deSCribed the basic price of the “tides. except auto- mobiles, as .the “bona fide cash purchase price,” including sales minus the amount of the credit given for traded-in articles. Credit Limit 0n Cars The maximum credit advanced on new automobiles was fixed at 66 2-3 per cent of the bona fide cash purchaSe price. as advertised by the factory, plus taxes and cost of delivery. On used cars, 63 2-3 per cent credit also is the limit. Small loans under $1,000 by small loan companies, banks and other financial institutions, are limited to an eighteen month ex- tension. The board said the regulations were designed to curtail purchas- es of consumer goods that requir- ednurable“ materials for produc- tion, which the defense program needs. V County Clerk Enjoys Convention Program Miss Clare Engelsen, Mason County clerk, is back at her du- ties agaln this week after attend. ing the annual convention of the I State Association of County Clerks at Camas last week. She reported a highly valuable program from an informational and educational standpoint, one of the most interesting talks be- ing given by the manager of the new American Aluminum Com- pany plant at Vancouver, Masgn County school circle for the 2 years she has "been a‘resi—‘ dent of this community. Miss Hoffman died Sunday at the Hoodsport home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lavendar, long friends with whom she had been living, after a lingering illness. The last rites were conducted by Rev. R. C. Muhly, Mt. Olive Luth- eran pastor. She had been a teacher in num- erous rural schools of Mason County in the past 20 years, was a member of the Mason County board of education for 13 years, a past secretary and a past presi— dent of the Mason County Educa- tional Ass’n, had served two terms as Hinsdale County (Colorado) treasurer before moving here, and had - graduated with cum laudc honors from college in Colorado. Miss Hoffman was born at Lake City, 0010., August 20, 1888. She is survived by two brothers, Hen- ry T. Hoffman of Lake City, and Arthur V. Hoffman of Columbia, South America; and a niece, Mrs. Katharine Wood of Hoodsport. Miss Hoffman and Mrs. Laven- dar first operated a. successful apiary near Prices Lake when they first.came to Mason County many years ago and the two wom- en have lived together in close friendship during their residence here. New Students T Be Registered On Thursday, Friday All students entering Shelton grade schools for the first time when school opens next week are requested to register this Thurs- day and Friday at the Lincoln grade School building between the hours of nine to noon in the mornings and one to four in the afternoons, Miss Blanche Bertrand, Lincoln principal, an- nounced today after conferring with Miss Inga Kristiansen, Bor- deaux principal. All registration will be at the Lincoln building, even for pupils- who will be attending the Bore deaux school. All beginning kindergarten and first graders and all new stu- dents in other grades are re- quested to observe this advance registration to assist a smoother openin gof the regular term next Wednesday. Olsen Furniture Ends Beautyrest Advertising Run Conclusion of the current Beau- tyrest mattress campaign being conducted by Olsen Furniture Co. was signaled by the running in to- night’s Journal of the 15th ad- vertisement in the series. As announced at the start of the advertising series, Olsen’s will 'give $2.50 in merchandise credit to any customer who brings in clippings of the entire run of 15 l COUNTY-VEHICLE “7 RECORDS MUST BE KEPT HEREAFTER lommissioners Pass Resolution Yesterday Requiring Daily Records Of Mileage, Use County employes with county- owned motor vehicles at their dis- posal, beginning September 1, will have to file monthly reports with the county auditor recording the use of those vehicles as the .re- OVER WEEKEND 116th Medical Corps of the 4lst Suit of a resolution passed yester- day by the board of county com- missioners at their weekly ses- sion. The resolution was passed after recommendations by the Division of Municipal Corporations of the State Auditor Department and by the State Attorney General. Daily records of the speedome- ter readings at the start and end of each day, plus readings at the time gas, lubricants and repairs are applied, and reports of the purpose to which the ve- hicle is put each day are required in yesterday's resolution. The board received a letter of appreciation signed by Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Eckert of Grapeview thanking the commissioners for the improvements recently made on the Stretch Island roads. ll.Yuull ENLIST- Haw Em. UNITED'STATES ARMY l MISHAI’S HERE Matlock Woman Dies Of Injuries In Tacoma Hospital; Soldiers Held After Wreck At Kamilche Sunday One death, two injuries and two arrests were chalked up as the Weekend traffic toll involving Ma- i son County in one way or an- other. The death occurred outside the! county but involved a county resi- dent, while the injuries and the arrests occurred inside the coun- ty borders. Injuries suffered in an automo- bile accident near Tacoma Aug- ust 18 resulted in the death Fri- day of Mrs. George Mellor, 53, of Matlock, in a Tacoma hospital. Her two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Ford, 32, suffered a fractured col- larbone and chest injuries, and Georgia Mellor, 15, fractured right arm and face lacerations in the same accident when a ’car driven by W. C. Ford of Elma crashed into a telephone pole near Fife while attempting to avoid a col- lision with a truck, Ford told investigating officers. Most spectacular of the acci- dents was that involving an Army truck near Kamilche early Slin- day morning, and it brought about the arrest of two soldiers, Private W. W. Leather, the driv-, er, and Private Wayne Carpenter, Division, who are being tried this afternoon in superior court on charges of taking a motor vehi— cle without the permission of the owner. Th ecase is being han- dled by Prosecutor Frank Heus- ton at the request of Army of- ficials. The truck struck a concrete bridge bulkhead on the Olympic highway a few blocks west of the McCleary—Grays Harbor cutoff about 2:30 O’clock Sunday morn- ing and was completely destroyed at a loss placed at $2000 by Army officials. Gasoline in large tanks in the rear of the truck exploded and poured a sheet of flames over the highway and burned wooden guard rails adjoining the concrete bulkhead, according to State Pa- trolman Cliff Aden, who arrested the soldiers with the assistance of State Patrolman Fred Offen- berer. The soldiers resisted stren- uously, Aden said. Both were under the influence of liquor and had taken the truck without per- mission from Olympia. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wells and their daughter, Iris, of Shelton, had a narrow escape from possi— ble death by drowning when the Wells car dropped over a 35-foot embankment on the Skookum Bay road Saturday night onto the beach. Fortunately, the tide was low at the time or they might not have escaped with their lives. Mrs. Wells was taken to She]- ton Hospital for treatment of broken ribs and other injuries suffered in the accident, which 'other way for (Continued on Page Two) CIVILIANS MAKE MORE TOLERABLE FOR ARMY Saturday, Aug. 23 In position near Shelton. Dear Shelton~Mason County Journal: I’d like to address-a blanket letter to all the civilians in this Army maneuver area around Shel- ton. I‘m just one of the Fort Lewis soldiers playing in the war games and I think something should be said about the treat- ment we‘ve been getting from your farm and city folk. The treatment has been generous, we’ve been getting breaks right and left. We appreciate it and I’ll tell you why. It all starts with the state of mind a soldier gets in after hiding around in the woods for a week or more during man- euvers. We see all the bright civilian cars streaking by and the first thing you know we’ are thinking of all the privileges We haven’t been getting. Thenwe get cold, wet, and even hungry and pretty soon we have the idea that we are being "treated like dogs.” At this point along comes one of your “good neighbors” who Lproceeds to explode our carefully prepared state of mind all to pieces. The attack comes from most any direction. Maybe our mess truck has been captured by the enemy and we’ve missed two meals. We are feeling very hun- gry and warlike when down the road comes the lady from the nearby farmhouse with sandwich- es, hot coffee and a sack full of warm cookies. Unbelievable, yet this is what I happened when a dozen of us were in position near the Ed Leman farm on Route 1. And this isn’t all. Maneuvers, you know, aren’t so much learning how to fight an enemy as they are for learning how to shave, wash up, and clean up, all on half a cup of water, cold water at that. We get pret- ty clever at doing this, but we get pretty tired of it, too — so ,when' some one offers us all the running water facilities like Mrs. advertisements, Leman did, we sit up and take MANEUVERS notice. Now Mrs. Leman wants to cook a Sunday dinner for us and asks what we‘d like to eat. We can only tell her what we don’t want which is exactly what We have been getting from our mess department. During man- euvers the chief item on the menu is applesauce. Another destroyer of the “lost and forgotten" feeling is Mrs. Aikens of near Shelton who drove up in a car with Mrs. Sawyer of 502 Park St., Shelton. She Promptly asked for names and addresses and promised to send cookies. This is a' challenge for you to make good, Mrs. Aikens. Seems as though this spirit is being caught by natives of all ageSe Our column stopped in SheltOn early one morning, about seven o’clock I guess, right in front of the house that turned out to be Bobby Joe Stuart's. Bob- by Joe was in pajamas at the time; peeking out behind some curtains. But we saw him and with a. little encouragement he got dressed and came out to visit us. ,Before the column had pulled out half an hour later bright eyed Bobby had filled our can- teens, given us magazines and had even stuffed a pack of cigar— ettes in my pocket. Now how did he understand our appetites so well? We wanted to take up Bob’s suggestion about trading places with him until'we found out that our part of the bargain would be to report to school next week — then we suddenly began liking the Army. Thanks, Bob! . We hope that the thoughtful Bob- by Joe didn’t get frowned upon for cutting into the family wealth. We don’t know how long these maneuvers will last, but the way you people are going these war games are going to be a lot more tolerable than we. will ever admit. Thanks . . . . CORP. JAMES MILLER, HQ—2nd—146 FA APO 41 Tacoma. Wash. MANEUVERS CANCELLED; unis W [N W'caiher, Length Of Problem Con- tribute To Sudden Ending 0n Soldiers’ Stay; Army Leaves Fine Record Orders to bring the current Army maneuvers, greatest in the history of Western United States, to a close were issued from Fort Lewis last night and immediate transport of the nearly 100,000 soldiers involved in the problem being worked out in Southwest Washington began last night with the result that today few of the boys in khaki were left in this vicinity. Weather which soaked the sol- diers and made transportation of the heavy Army machines over rural roads virtually impossible contributed to the sudden decis- ion to terminate the maneuvers, plus the additional fact that the problem the troops were involved in was one of the longest single problems ever attempted by the U. S. Army. Blues Do Well Here Decision on who was victorious in the problem, in which enemy forces theoretically invaded South- west Washington by successfully landing troops at Grays Harbor, remained unannounced today, but if the rest of the Blue troops, playing the role of defenders, were as successful as those in this particular area then the invading Red forces met with defeat. Since the morning the Reds “captured” Shelton a week ago today, the Blues have made steady progress, first “recapturing” Shel- ton, then pushing the invaders steadily back until at last reports the Blues had advanced their front lines as far west as Mat- lock, 16 miles away, with a flank- ing movement toward Aberdeen. The Third Division with 12,000 men bore the brunt of this ad- vance. Transports Busy But last night the soldiers turn- ed their trucks, tanks, jeeps, mo- torcycles and heavy artillery around and began the “retreat” toward Fort Lewis ordered by the leancellation of any further dur- ation of the maneuvers. A steady stream of transport trucks swept through Shelton all night long. and another line came back the "refills" as the weary soldiers were whisked to their familiar barracks at Fort Lewis. Shelton was much more of a focal point for the maneuvers than Army officials had planned in the original idea of the prob- lem, Lieut. Beryle Boyce, in charge of the rents and claims board for the Ninth Army Corps in Mason County, said today. The man- euvers...f,‘got_ out of bandit to a. certain extent and covered area not originally included within the maneuvers plans, he said, and so for that reason soldiers were much more prominent in Shelton than he had predicted when he first went to work to preparg the way for the maneuvers. Shelton and Mason County resi- dents watch the soldiers leave with regret for the troops have con- ducted themselves in a highly commendable mein throughout their presence in this community and leave with the good wishes of all who came in contact with them. Progress Of War Reviewed Today For Kiwanis Club Frank W. Bishop entertained the Kiwanis Club today with a. thoughtful review of the war in progress in the old world, and an outline of the aims of Hitler to subjugate the other countries, in- cluding his promise to his people to take over England in the first year and complete his ambitious project in 1941. In his prelude he pointed out that Germany’s aims had been accomplished in France and the lesser countries by means of his “fifth column" and to some extent gained the small nations to the East, but the campaign for Crete was only par- tially successful and intended to try out the new idea of landing troops and arms by air as an ex- periment which might be worked for England later on. Turning to the RuSSian cam- paign the speaker referred to the Hitler failure to work out the schedule and that with the rains starting in that country which lies north of our own lattitude the prospect that the invaded country could off the German armies without losing its major cities, and the Russians having time to reorganize their forces for the real contest in 1942. With the aid of the United States and England and other factors includ- ing the taking in of too much territory by Hitler each day markv ed the waning of German hopes. the strengthening of English force and morale, and now encirclement by the allies through Iran for control of the oil fields, all lend~ ing hope for Hitler defeat in the end. Mr. Bishop Spoke briefly about the economic condition after the war and referred to the eight points of Roosevelt-Churchill, and particularly that of removing all tariff and other barriers and put- ting all the world on the same basis, and what it means to he United States if carried out. is phase of the subject was left for another talk next week, and an outline of what the attempt to solve world ills and put all peo- ples on equality would mean to industry, labor and the “way of life” in this country, and the need for some sound thinking on the part of the American people before they are called upon for further sacrifice,