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Page Four SHELTO MASON 'milili‘i lilllllllll Consolidated with The Shelton independent Published every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon Member of Washington Newspaper Publisliers’ Association and National Editorial Association. ' Entered as second—class malitr at the postot‘l’iee at Shelton, “ushington __.. .41 an,“ ._ Subscription Rates: i in Mason County (outside of Shelton city mail carrier districts) 5 months, 759?. Foreign $3.50 per year. l’ostal Shelton served by city mail carrier tron.‘ BY MAIL: $2 per year; 0 montfis. $1.20; 3 regulations forbid residents of‘ receiving their Journal by mail. _ ’ ‘ BY JOURNAL CAMIER: in Shelton, 23¢ per month (collected by carrier) ; or $2.50 per year in advance. I ________________._._.____—_—————————— GRANT C. ANGLE l. EBER ANGLE Editor Manager AMERICAN LIBERTY IS AT STAKE l | l l l l i There is an increasing tendency of thought about the future in store for this country and: what the war will do to the so-called American; way of life whatever may be its ending; and the long step this country has taken away fromtruc democracy and along the path of dictatorship as practiced in the countries of Europe now at war.’ Peacetime if not too long delayed will find the American people burdened with a hundred; billions of national debt, not to 'Speak of all theg other public and private debts and the huge sums required for interest alone; that is, if these debts, are, not cancelled by inflated money or repudi-l ated, either of which ends is in prospect] After the war and return to peace the only; hope of building the country anew along stablel lines must be through free enterprise and the re-i moval of all or most of the strings which the fed-: eral government holds over all public activities;; an end to dictatorship and return to the system, which encourages men to work for their own bet—g terment. ‘ “ I The socializing of industry and business in; the end harms more than it helps for it is aimed; at taking‘away all the rights of the individual and ,‘ the building of an all-authority and adding other? hordes of petty dictators under the all-powerfull head for the nation to feed and support by its la—§ bors; although sugar-coated this means loss of 111*: dividual liberty and in the end slavery of the; masses. l i i l PRIORITIES KILL SMALL INDUSTRY While all attention so far by the various oldi and new government agencies has been given‘ to all-out support of the big industries engaged in war production and giving priority to all theirl needs, it is well to bear in mind that denial of raw materials to small everyday industry Willi bring hardship to the people and throw many out of employment. The administration is now carrying on two: kinds of war, it has never checked its course for; so-called “social gains” and it is now dividing its interest and funds with its war aims, while. trying to impress the common man with the ne- cessity of “pinching’l in his daily life in the midst of spending without limit on the two fronts with no sign of economy anywhere. _ It is forgotten that the people must live and carry on their usual business and activities if the country is to carry on and support the spendingy the labor losing out on the jobs of small industry all over the country cannot find places at the fat! jobs in war industry, and the resulting problemf will be further aggravation of the national econ-l omic ills. FUNNY THINGS ABOUT ALUMINUM t l I i There are some funny, not to’ say “phoney,” things on the subject of aluminum these days which make the observer something of a skeptic, and inclined to feel that too much of pure politics is involved. Since, the inception of the New Deal the; “aluminum trust” has been a steady target, andl of late Mr. ‘Ickes has been saving Bonneville pow- er for new concerns that will compete in West- ern production. Then comes the appeal for old cans and the harvest of several million tons over the country,i but with divided opinion that the old stuff is good! for anything but to release new metal for planes: But the story goes on to say that scare of scarcity was nee less since one concern has a sur- plus of three mil ion tons of new metal which was offered to the government but refused and mosti of it sold to Russia recently. And also the story'that while American me—l tal is being sent to England under the lend-leasel act England is carrying out its deals with South} America for goods in the usualcourse of trade. Some of this is denied from high places but: enough truth remains not to make sense. I l l I RAINS PICKED THE HOLIDAYS The weather man must have it in for the: Northwest, and some other sections of the coun-' try, judging by the heavy rains which fell on the holidays of Labor Day, perhaps in retribution for our Sins of omission and commission. At any rate, most people would have been better off if they had stayed on the job and picked better days for a vacation, for even the fishing was poor. While unemployment compensation and relief costs continue at a high level, farmers in Wash- ington and Oregon are suffering severe crop loss— es through lack of harvest labor. Losses are most serious in berry and bean crops. Radio and press appeals have proven largely ineffective in tempt—i ing potential harvest workers away from the] dole. I l m ;the Army in acti 'would run all down the line of reduced business and employment; shipment, service stations, and ,cvcry line which caters to the use of autos, now for the making and improvement of highways and BURNING GASOLINE TO LIVE Judging by the gallons in the millions of gas— 1 oline being burned around Shelton this week by 'on, not to speak of the regular, civilian demand, there is no present indication, that the gas producers cannot supply the needs for an indefinite time, or that there is call for: any restriction on the Pacific Coast. Rationing gasoline would result in needless hardship on “business as usual,” and its effects! l indispensible to the public in peace, representing‘ a considerable source of employment, and re—g striction would be a serious blow to all business. To carry the idea a bit further, limiting of gas sales would react in the cutting of tax mon—, cys to government and state, and on the amount1 or money which is returned to local government roads now increasingly important; all of which doesn’t make sense When this country winks at supplying the world with gasoline, and yet pro~~‘ poses to go all-out in its demands on the citizen 101' more money to spend for unning the govern- ment. DEFENSE VULNERABILITY Defense action has brought forth many quick decisions to establish industries, air fields and other defense necessities at various points throughout the Northwest. But in setting up all of these defense activi— ties there seems to be a tendency to bunch them into already congested industrial or inhabited areas. The ogre of centralization once again is pointing its head and with the placing of our} vital defense actiV‘ities in these already congest- ed areas the head of men of our defense efforts are overlooking the fact that they these spots much more vulnerable to attack. This point is especially true since the advent of mass air bombing with the bombers having a ivery easy task if and when they wish to bomb, any central area. We seem to be walking into somewhat the same position that England and France found themselves at the start of the war. Why can’t We learn from the German technique? and put some of these vital defense activities in less vulnerable spots? . We shouldn’t let politics destroy our fore- sight in planning for any eventuality. -—- Enum- claw Courier-Herald. ,‘ IL . , :n; )9“ Cash balance in state treasury now, "the. greatest in history, over 24 millions. New highs-1S: due to large income from increased sales "tax. and from increased business volume due’i'to d ense work. Excellent condition of state finances, com- bined with administrative economicspsuggests the inadvisability of any new taxes. nu, 1'" Current splurge of Congressional “investiga- tions” indicates not added legislative zeal, but simply vacation time at the- nation’s capital. Leg— islators on tax-paid vacation “probes” and “in- spections” are probably less a burden on taxpay- ers than they will be when they resume the spend- ing spree next month. I WRITING TRAVEL BOOK I are making ' snELQN—MASON OUNTY lfarms grow Americans. [ icy. l l l l i ‘ .‘1.t,,should be remembered that forage. age of the population is vhighpigithan middle age. i is withitho nations having a young ‘nO QUiCker solution to the dilem- , ,L m i GROWING YOUNG AMEinCANs Big crops—little 3. Before ‘ our agricultural problems can be seen in true perspective we must determine what we, as a nation, wish to have as our national pol— We 11 a v c grown SO many crops t li a t we h a v e so-called surpluses: yet to- day, our young people have been neglected m ore than in any gen- eration. What we have done is to grow things of monetary value at the sacrifice of human Value. History repeatedly indicates that a nation pursuing such a policy undergoes a period of irresponsi- bility and selfish greed, together with corruption of character. We have experienced such a period in this country and are now reaping the consequences. The preliminary figures of the 1940 census indicate that America is on the way to suicide through diminishing rate of birth. For years most cities have not been able to replace deaths with new births. The result has been an aging urban population, with the children of rural areas replacing the ranks of those in cities. But the 1940 census for the first time shows a static rural population. So AmeriCa faces today a dimin- ishing city population and a static rural population, which means we are approaching the peak of our population and will soon have a diminishing one. so The present national emergency will hasten this situation. Young men have been torn from their jobs by military draft. Many had planned to marry and would, no doubt, raise families. ‘There is one other way to increase our popula- tion and that is to lift the restric- tiorpon immigration. There are forms grow Kyes many fine people among the popu- lation of war-torn Europe who would _be grateful for the oppor- tunity of coming to America. The immediate reaction is this: Why bring more people to Amer- ica when: we already have unem- ployment in the cities and the problem of maintaining farm prices without further competi- tion adding to surpluses? The an- swer to this is that Europeans in the war area have been family igg‘m. operators who care little for more than subsistence. The fact that they have large families is, important, for it will mean a possi- ble' way of making America younger by lowering the average age. of the— population. depressions are longer and more severe in countries where the av- Young people .adjust more rapidly to en- vironment than the old, 'and so it population. Nations create greater parasitic populations as they grow older—that is, a higher percentage live from income resulting from the labor of others. Examples are absentee landlords, political office holders, and the like. History shoWs that the common tendency of nations growing old is a great increase in people working for_the government. History also indicates that this group uses ev- ery device possible to maintain the overlapping government serv- ices which make their positions possible. The-re is only, one way to keep American young and virile—and that is. by growing young Amer— lcans so that young people will predominate our population. A youth movement of ' the- proper tYpe could accomplish this result. Let us go back to' the greatest source of strong, young Ameri- cans—the family farm. There is Photo—Washington State Progress Commissim} and Washington Newspaper Publishers Assocxation Lawton Wright, of Bainbridge Island, whose latest story in the Satur- day Evening Post (April) described Puget Sound’s ferry system under the title “Floating Bridges” has just been commissioned by Dodd, Mead & Co. to prepare a 70,000 word travel book on the Puget Sound country and British Columbia Coast, and the Alaska Parl- handi‘e. in this photograph Governor Arthur B, Langlie is witnessing Wright’s signature to the contract with the publishers. With them IS Mrs. Wright, who will take the photographs for the new book- Wright is advising with the State Progress Commission in assem- blingr his material. Food Stamp Office Open From 1:30-4:30l Along with the change in daily] open from 130 to 4:30 pm, each hours which bebame effective to- Mona riday day in public offices is a new, t ady' wedneSday anérFia urs schedule of hours for operation of' ms ea 0f the 1 to 4 p’km‘ ‘0 the food stamp office in the Social i WhiCh have been ObserAVEd during Security . Building, Welfare AdaI the summer months, he said- ministrator Glen Ratcliff anuounc-~ ed today. : 0rd, ‘JOURNAL Want Ads are used by 1(C0ntinuedvonnggl Five; 2“, ‘ l l l The food stamp office will be, ma .Of America than millions of family farms. We should train a million young Americans in fam- lly farm management. We should then make it possible for them to Purchase a farm on a long-term loan plan which will enable them t0133)! as their operations will per- mit, thus making it possible also for them to grow young Americans as well as crops. 1 MARRIAGE llCEllSES‘ i Harry Carlson, 21, and Juanita Frances Ligman, 17, both of Che- halis, at Shelton. ‘ Daniel Snow, 54, and Blanche Phillips, 49,‘ both of. Tenino, at Shelton, 3-day wait waived by order of Judge D. F. Wright. Blanton "Donaldson, 26, Fort Calif., and Mary. L0uise Booth, 17, Shelton, at Shelton, 3- daY wait waived by order of Judge D. F. Wright. _scores of your friends I . lTest Your I. Qi I I Eli-USE, ghé.90pulation of the mpire m 'h 500,- 000,000, or less? ore t an 2. What are the odds against the birth of . uad‘ ' Uiiilcd 81310:? mule“ m the Vl . . , “‘19” docs autumn oili- . Ciully begin? . 4' ls Mi‘fiill'il Falls Lions leiwci'n Lj:;’\l'\‘~-~;-—“l r \l. " ‘ n). xcsA ...l‘:l! Him, I, i i.., sul- again Will Fill Uncle Sam’s Orders Congressman Martin F. Smith to— d in'reference to his vote against the legislation extending the per- iod of service for inductees under m, Tuesday, Septem ..—.._—-..—.. -M . Crop of. Wool g BY RALPH HERBERT AA-BAA black sheep, have you any wool? It’s a question that will not be asked this year in the United States, whether the animals be black or white or red, for the fact is that in these times when Uncle Sam is buying huge quanr titles of cloth in which to dress up his army of 1,500,000 men, the wool crop is going to be the big- gest on record. That’s what the U. S. Depart- ment of Agriculture reports on the fleece that has already been shorn and that is to be shorn iii the present year. The estimate is for 399,941,000 pounds, which is three per cent higher than the previous record in 1940 and nine per cent above the average for the 10 years 1930—39. The bigger production this year is due to the fact not only that more sheep have been or will be shorn, but also to the further fact that the average weight of wool per sheep was higher. The number of sheep that will finally be shorn this year is estimated to be 48,900,— 000, as against 48,479,000 in 1940, the previous high record year, and against a 10—year average of 46,035,000. THE average estimated weight of wool per sheep for this year is 8.18 pounds compared No. 1437 OF SALE LI(I Avc'rm) - t" of u 1e Esta r ENSON PAYNZ hireby given tli: he. order of c .m_ the abo ,. ,Vmglinlstratrix M 116 auction 21 . the County Shelton. Cour k ashington, a 1n the forcii entembcr. 194: d real estate 0N COUNTY North, Range Senior: 4 Section 21 4.. NW1/4 of SI Seep SE14. 0 1 .2 W on with 8 pounds in 1940 and 7.96 ‘Sfliwllvww V for the 10-year period. 3,; of Section 23 As usual, Texas leads all the W1 rest with an estimated produc— tion of 82,462,000 pounds. Others follow in order: Wyoming, 33,— 947,000; Montana, 32,796,000; California, 28,598,000; Utah, 19,- 917,000; Ohio, 17,893,000; Idaho, One of the 48,900,000 sheep to be shorn‘ th‘fi wool to make cloth needed for a soldier’s ovei‘fl first stands him on end and trims his tummyl’ him over and get at the back. v‘ 195%}27MSI3 i ‘- 4 . o: section/1330 16,800,000; Oregon, 16,647,000; NW1/4, Nvat , N w Me ’ , 16,071000; South , _ - . ~31 ngota fig; 000 an’d Colorado est states in the Union: Rhode tains and arlgfln H a M Ra7nge 13,562,600; ’ , Island with 12,000 pounds and for grazmg Qtiw N‘E}, of S‘ Its produc year will be sliorn from 7 is a greater W 4 of SE14 Section 8 “WA/$1311ku i i of NV will of‘ SW14. 0f SE14, Delaware 3000. For many people, perhaps, outside of the inhabitants of Nevada, that state’s production Texas’ great crop means the shearing. of‘the gigantic sum of 10,860,000 sheep. l‘ . 001 the S was to be expected, of wool will be a surprise. The that of thelé Ns00§,0,l 18 smallest amounts of wool ordinary American thinks of states. plus ,ZVl/i. SW14 0 shorn for 1941 were in the small- Nevada as a state of steep moun- York and Penn , it, Séction 21 , NEl/r; SE14 Section ' ' cause I conSidered it unjust and, “Furthermore’ W, , ,/ é. / , T( contrary to our agreement with less than 1890;; 'ffitasgée “9&2! N - the inductees. Also, there are 300,- fore January swof swig, Nw:} V O e 000 more men who could have been the ratio -of 7% 1"4 Sf):le 83348,“ . . inducted but who have not been number dismd 3 ‘ . cg SE14, 0n called owing to the fact we have than replace ' fight," 23 NW1; 1 11115 tees, and t . SE14 of N! for the statemed bc disintegrate' than 1,000.090 I Guard and 1n" are in actual 5 which number! inductees are g not the facilities and equipmentl for their proper training, and we will not have same for a number of months. “It was only a month ago that the war department announced it did not desire ,increasod enlist- ments for three years in the army Washington, D. C., August 28—— ay issued the following statement .' swi/i the seleCtive serVice ACt' because it did not need many men ed. , r ,4 3233113 “Along with Congressman War- , and did not desire them for that “‘The experleo ‘ 4, ren .Mag'nuson, Knute Hill andilong a period. Why then should demonstrates C ' .Né’eotionvu/ John M. Coffee, the last named selectees be required to serve an sufficient nun“l being absent but was paired additional 18 months on top of1 obtained byV° ,. %;cti0n’426 against the legislation. and with the one year period, causing them, That was my gr 3; léLeqsquig E Senator Homer T. Bone, who op- posed it in the Senate, I voted against the extension of time be- to serve. 214; years which, of course: against the is only six months less than three, act and my a years ? been amply V all 7‘ Way‘ of land lineman 28 . NW»; of Ni 4 of NEl/i, of NwiAY , gf NWIA. Nwection so it. Nwi; . 14. SE14 of Ni Section 34 14. NW1/4 o .' SE»; of NV 1/4 of SW14, 0f SW14, Section 35 N“' 40f NE 4. of E14, 0t NW1/L' NWI/l. W14 i NEML 4 or SE14. ct { \ North. Range NV‘erction 14 ‘4. Sim/4 FOR SALE I: " sa‘t; 13f sv FOR RENT ” °“°" 22 ‘. 4. Sect 14, MW, . MANIEIA of SW .i, Ledgers and Bookkeeping Equipment . Loose Leaf Forms Typing Paper and Second Sheets Stapling Machines and . Staples ‘ of S i/ seen “2'6 y SE14 of NB 4.4.. .. .. SaIQSbOORS and Blanks Continuous Flat-Fold Statements Whiz Machine Packs Packs for Other Machines Adding Machine Paper Tickets