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September 4, 1941     Shelton Mason County Journal
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September 4, 1941

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l} 3' X‘ V Attendance H58, Ahead Of Record 939: Jr. High “1’3 Record \ te enrollment records fin l‘day and new ones , the Shelton school “the opening of the V... I City School Supt. announced this after- he ,8 ta. hPWed a total of 1,- 111 class yesterda' 39. Supt. Loop rc- eelll‘ollm'ent figure of “b4? students at- i e ering the pre- v“.. 3:432 set in 1939. g in In Grades 61 gained stronglv. 35614 yesterday from ,1,“ total on opening ‘ 10's Senior high school 3: us 0f 30 in its open- Ptedment when 407 stu- for the start of lll§.’£1in.st last year’s ~ gain in the grades 31:8 for by the addition andfrom the Cloqual— Middl SIX Sixth graders e Skokomish dis- Whom have come 5': Supt. Loop point- 9;: Ex 1 ' g 1. big named -. f h drop he attri- bmfct that many boys “pref age have secured re? to hold them h urn to school and ave enrolled in Un- A 8. pointed out. th 1n the total en- he entire city sys- ‘3 Senior high school p:- Loop credited otal‘ting of the “new é): plant. now em— 1'1, West Up lease in school en- W, a general trend ashington along es’Pecially in locali- _h§nse work is under herng such localities. ease is contrary to over the nation » col‘fllng to the U. S. : altIon at Washing- ?h predicted a rec- I‘Mtrischool attendance rate buting it to the V during the depres- nga" Dre-school open- , Were fulfilled .when , nl‘Olled for yester- eagainst last year’s ’1 then was a new} head-of-the-canal . fined By ' -iHedrick D: _the Shelton Radio datt (1121 Cota street, . 0 ay by Hobert etol‘ of the new -. wannounced t h a t Manell‘lknown l o 0 a1 .9 at Will have charge Will handle all Service. and latest type 1'Clur buildings of thei l‘Wious record of 1,-‘ ~ 1,01" high set a new‘ Troops of boys and 0f 100 men. ‘ ‘50 repair work to make this 1y equipped ra- o luff Nash car agent fry’ Plans to leave 0““ Seattle on a c . frrylng Northwest be gone about am: he factory in . Willa gre-View of the . e “I, 11 will given. in laughter-echoing buses. They have, in three MOODY, D. 6017 S . PORTLAND. 0. w“. girls are answering the call to class again this week after a summer of freedom. Merrily they go their ways, afoot, astridc bicycles, and months of vacation, perhaps become a. trifle forgetful of the hazards of traffic, may be inclined to bc a little careless where caution should be their first concern. So let us who drive our cars and our trucks through areas and across intersections frequented by school children take the burden of carecfulncss fully upon our own shoulders. We, too, perhaps have for- gotten the dangers carefree, rollicking children be- come to motorists after three months of summer com- partively free of that hazard. We who drive our cars and trucks must BE AWAKE, ALIVE to the return of the school-crossing danger. So, DRIVE CAREFULLY, at all times, but es- pecially in school zones and school crossings. Mt. Pershing To Form Background Of County Booth Signifying the first start toward preparation of Mason County’s an- nual exhibit booth at the Puy- allup Fair, a beautiful Olympic Mountain scene showing Mt. Pershing in the background and a small waterfall in the fore- ground painted by Mel Beat-den, Hood Canal artist, has been hanging in one of the Lumber- men’s Mercantile main display windows for the past week or ten days. .The picture will form the back- ground for the 1941 Mason Coun‘ ty booth, which will again be arranged by Lee Huston, who 1133-5 never placed lower than fourth In over 25 years of handling the M?‘ son County booth. Huston Will shortly begin making the rounfls of county ranches, farms and dairies to collect the products he wants to go into the exhibit. Bearden has painted the baCk' ground pictures which have been used for the Mason County bOOth for the past half dozen years. The last scene was of a Hood Canal vista, which Huston used for the past three years. The Shelton Chamber of Commerce financeS the fair booth. L- Knowlton ‘7 0f the wild and est» the deer have gr Portion of the encompany’s crop. on, as many as a mals in the field When the game nd to shooting a j ’11 e damage was took the deer :81 3 Company took Elke cougar roaming _' babake Maggie, and Seal on exhi- POint Camp, at - . y Proved an in- ‘ , “Dewey Hulburt at a] on the beach house where it -~This week’s . AL. COUGAR CROWD DLINEs IN TAHUYA NE had been abandoned by its mO‘ ther in the , rly morning hourS. and called ogf’Sylvia Godwin to help with the care of it. More than a hundred people went dOWn to look at the little mammal On Sunday afternoon. And just as the interest in the baby seal was declining Austin Sebring came driving down 011t of the hills to report a large 0011‘ gar that had stalked his car near Lake Maggie. Once again the Godwins were called into ache“ and took to the hills with the1r trusty gun and hound dog. took the gun and dog and Mrs‘ Rod remained behind. She saw the cougar, but had no gun, Where' as, Rod had the gun but saw 110 cougar. Result, the cougar ‘5 still at large. ws, Food Stamp Sale In August‘$3906 August food stamp sales at the Mason County dispensing office tOtalled $3,906 in value, through ,the actual purchase of $2604 in lorange stamps and the issuance 01" $1302 in the free blue stamps which go along with the orange, according to the monthly recap- itulation made by Miss Joyce West, food stamp clerk. The report showed that 420 individuals in 170 families (no du— PllcatlonS) participated in the food stamp plan during the month, that 769 individuals in 357 fam— ilies-were certified as eligible to partiCipate at the close of the month, that 85 individuals in 22 families had been dropped off the eligibility fist during the month ‘while 33 individuals in nine fam- ilies had been certified during the month. .— HAH_~ MANY-WINDOWED HOME OF NEW tin and affords a better ———————— l i , - Hart, lately of Brcmcrtom _ to” future economic standing. He believes tha due to national defense work, SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, September 4, 1941. .lSSlSl’thE T0 up tllllBlNG 3qu iii in Old Age Pensioners Receive $66,- l29 Since Initiative 141 Be- came Effective In Mason (70.; Each Month More . Since Initiative. 141 became ef- fective last February, raising old age pensions in this state to a lmaximum of $40 a month, Mason County old age assistance reci- pients have received a total of $66,129, County Welfare Admin- istrator Glen Ratcliff revealed to- ,day in releasing figures on pub- ‘lic assistance for the month of August. Each month since the new old lage assistance schedule went into ieffect the total monthly benefits have risen in Mason County. This ipast August’s total of $11,895 is the highest of the six months lsince the new schedule was be- igun. During August a total of 379 persons of 65 years of age 1or more were benefitted by old tags assistance in Mason County, or approximately two-thirds of the estimated total number of iresidents of the county over 65 years of age as near as avail- , able figures permit. Monthly Totals Mount The monthly increase in old 'age benefits since the new law became effective is pictured here: 'March payments $9,581; April payments $10,533; May payments $10,956; June payments $11,339: July payments $11,825; August Dayments $11,985. The relative- ly small increases of the past months, however, would seem to indicate somewhere near a peak has been reached. At the present time the O.A.A. payments are being made to in- dividuals in an age range of 65 to 93 years, county welfare records show. Getting back to the August pub- lic assistance picture, a total of $13,534.35 was spent on old age, aid to dependent children, blind pensions, and general home re- lief benefits this past month, Ad- ministrator Ratcliff announced to- day. $13,534.34 Spent In August Of this total the old age as- sistance already mentioned, $11,- 895, was the largest item. Aid to dependent children, in which 80 children in 30 families partici- pated, paid $1,140; eight indivi- duals received a total of $242:in blind pensions; and 19 families were paid a total of $257.35: for general assistance or direct re- lief for such purposes as pur- chasing food, clothing and rent, or what is termed outdoor relief. In addition, 26 individuals were given medical assistance by either the county or private physician to the extent of $246.67 during the month, seven individuals re- ceived hospitalization to the ex- tent of $109.90, and three indivi- duals were given boarding care at an expense of $115. Totals for the month for pub- lic health, tuberculosis and ad- ministration had not been com- puted today. THREE ENROLL IN 000 FROM HERE LAST WEEK Three Mason County boys were enrolled in the CCC last week and sent to the Elwah Camp on the Olympic Peninsula, Welfair Ad- .ministrator Glen Ratcliff report- ed today. The boys were sent there be- cause it is composed of Washing- tgn boys While the Elma camp is composed of out-of—state lads and the Quilcene Camp has been transferred to DuPont, near Fort Lewis, Ratcliff explained. TREATED AT HOSPITAL Evered Odem of Shelton ‘was admitted to Shelton Hospital for treatment Tuesday. IL l iEXAMlNATlON FOR CIT Y PO‘LICEMEN AGAIN DELAYED Civil Service Board Finds It Must First Pick Own Examining Officer Thru Test More delay in selecting a third member of the city police force loomed today when the new civil service board, recently appointed by Mayor William Stevenson, learned that the statutes provide that the board’s secretary and chief examiner must be chosen by civil service examination. The board had named one of its own members, Doane Brodie, to that position at its organiza- tion meeting two weeks ago, at the same time that L. D. Hack was named chairman. Now, however, the examination‘ for selecting a secretary and ex- lamjn‘ng officer has been set by the board for September 16 at seven-wo’clock in the city hall with applications for the office accept— ed up to five o’clock of the same date. This necessitates postponement of the examination for establish- ing an eligible list for the police force to some date after the clerk and examining officer examina- tion. However, applications for the police examination will be closed at the originally announced time,‘ September 10, at seven o’clock, the board announced today. The examination will be held at the earliest possible date following the selection of the board secretary and examining officer. To avoid any possibility of con— flict with a statute which is none too clear at best, the civil service board members haVe agreed to consider themselves ineligible to take the examination for the sec- retary and examining officer post. This is not a salaried office inso- far as the statutes are concerned and the civil service board has no power to set salaries or fees, but the city council could establish a rate of fees to be paid for any examinations conducted by the ex- amining officer, the board pointed out. V.F.W. Schedules Meeting Friday Eve V.F.W. post and auxiliary units will start off on their fall meet— ing Schedules Friday evening with sessions starting at eight o’clock irr Memorial Building. Routine business is slated. LOCAL BUSINESS Shelt (Photo by Andrews) This excellent new addition to Shelton’s business buildings was erected by Mar- because of his confidence in the stability of Shel- t while Bremerton is booming now On’s business volume is of a more stable nature future than the Navy Yard city. The building shown above hPMSBS the sheet metal equipment which Mr. Hart placed in Operation this week With the opening of his new busmcss here. Note the many windows, affording one Of the best lighted business structures in Shelton. The buil and Goldsborough Creek. ding is located at 321 South Third street, between the Mason County Creamery l COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHTaCity council semi monthly meeting, p. m., city hall. FRIDAY—V. F. W. post and auxiliary meetings, p. m., Memorial Building. FRIDAYkMoose Lodge Weekly meeting, p. m., Moose Hall. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAYHWomen’s b o W] in g meeting, p. m., Shelton Rec- reation Parlors. MONDAY——County commission- ers weekly meeting, 10 a. m., courthouse. MONDAY—Eagles aerie weekly meeting, 8 p. m., Moose Hall. MONDAY—Defense Council aux- iliary fire unit meeting, 5 p. m., city fire hall. MONDAYMCivilian Defense Council meeting, 8 p. m., court- house. TUESDAY~7Kiwanis Club lunch- eon, noon, Shelton Hotel. Timber Trespass Near Hoodsport Costs Man $2,287 Olympia—Three trespassers on state timber lands of the Queets Valley area have paid penalties to the state amounting to $4,500, Land Commissioner Jack Taylor said today. Another trespasser in the Hoods- port area paid the state $2.287. Taylor. said. Some of the tres- passes are by accident and some are deliberate, the commissioner continued, in speaking of the tres- ,pass situation as a Whole. He said if the legislature had provided the three extra cruisers the department asked for, it would have meant “thousands of dollars to the state.’f “As it is, we have not enough men to search out the trespass- ers, but must depend on almost accidental discovery of such vio- lations." Defense Council Session Monday After this week’s vacation, meetings of the Civilian Defense Council will resume next Monday evening with a session in the courthouse at eight o’clock which will be devoted principally to or- ganizing a supply unit, Commis- sioner Doane Brodie reminded the public today. The Defense Council has al- ready organized an auxiliary fire unit, which is now meeting 1n- dependently of the parent body. Incidentally, the fire unit Will meet next Monday afternoon at ,five o’clock and will take the lneW city fire truck down to the city dock for a demonstration of how it operates and what it can do. City Fire Chief Dean Carmen Iis chairman of the unit. O.E.S. Rites For Mrs. Fred Hanson Eastern Star funeral rites will be conducted for Mrs. Jeanette Hanson, 69, of Minerva Beach, who died at the Cushman hospital in Tacoma Tuesday, by Elinor Chap- ter next Saturday at two o’clock from the Masonic Temple in Shelton. She is survived by her husband, Fred, prominent figure in af- fairs of the Lower Skokomish school district and owner of Min- erva Beach resort; a daughter, Miss Alice Hanson, living at the home; two step-daughters, Mrs. Olympia Tern of Bellingham and Mrs. Agnes Granger of Port Or- chard; and two step-sons, Wall- ace 0. Hanson and Buster S. Han- son, both of Minerva Beach. BELFAIR MAN ILL Medical treatment was accord- ed Martin Petrie of Belfair yes- terday after his admission. UNITED . STATES ’ SAVINGS [w sum 1] your mum to; ink OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER ~ Newest Addititm To Shelton School System (Photo by Andrews) This is the exterior view Sheltonians enjoy of the new school gymnasium com- pleted only a few days ago at Ninth and Pine streets, a convenient location approxi- mately half way between the senior and junior high school buildings. The exterior of the new gym is being left in its natural color for the present time as the cost of construction of the building ran considerably higher than original estimates. (See inside page of this issue for interior scenes of the new gym). !NEW COMMANDER— ASSlGNS LEGION COMMITTEE MEN Dobson Names Appointments Soon After Being Seated Tues- day By District Head Wasting no time in assigning duties to fellow post members, Commander Mel Dobson announc- ed committee appointments for the 1941-42 term only a few minutes after he was seated as chief executive of Fred B. Wivell American Legion post last Tues- day evening. Fourth District Commander An- ker Bjornstad of Tacoma, flank- ed by Eatonville posts, acted as in- stalling officers. Co-incident with the starting of a new term came also the open- ing of the post’s annual mem- bership drive, this year Fred B. Wivell post having 'a quota of 135 members to reach. The mem- bership campaign will be directedL jointly by First Vice-Commander. Herb Angle and Adjutant Earl Johnson, who head a committee rounded out by Harold Lakeburg, Ed Faubert, Bob Coates, Cliff Ford, Fred Hickson and Walt Nash. Other committees named by Commander Dobson Tuesday are: Child Welfare—H a r r y Perry, Horace Crary, Homer Taylor. Junior Baseball—E. E. Brewer, Homer McComb, Dick Eddy, Bill LeDrew, Bob Little, and Bill Witsiers. Entertainment—Walt Nash, Maurice Needham, George And- reWS, and Charlie Darrow. Armistice Dance—John Eliason, Gene Martin, Roland Gerhardt, Cliff Wivell. . Disaster and Relief—Ed Fau— bert, Vin Connolly, Dr. George Le- Compte. Post Service Officer, Sick Call, Relief and Rehabilitation — Gene (Continued on Page Five) EF. Cold, Chico Nice, County Jailer Reports Roy Daniels, day jailer and of- fice clerk for the sheriff’s staff, arrived back in Shelton today af- ter a month’s vacation in San Francisco and Chico, Calif-y Visit- ing his sons and daughters. Mrs. Daniels and their two youngest daughters remained in the “sunny south,” which Mr. Daniels failed to find very sun— ny, he said. In San Francisco he said he “nearly froze” but Chico, in the Sacramento Valley, he en- 1 TRUCK, TRAIN COLLlSlllNlT KA’MllQllE WED. Two Truck Occupants Miracuous- ly Escape \Vith Minor In- juries; Locomotive Do- railed By Crash Two young men miracuously escaped death and serious injury in a truck~train wreck at Kam- ilche Wednesday noon which re- sulted in the derailing of a North- ern Pacific locomotive and ser- ious damage to the truck. Only the slow speed at which the train was traveling saved the truck occupants, it is believed. The accident occurred a few minutes after noon at the rail- road crossing on the’ Olympic Highway at the bottom of the Kamilche grade when a truck driven by W. W. Cort, 25, of Aber- deen, collided with a Northern Pacific train inbound for Shel- ton. Cort suffered a slight cut on his forehead and Raymond Shaw, 19, of Capitol Hill, Shelton, rid- ing with Cort, was treated at Shelton Hospital for a bruised hip. Hospital attendants said Shaw probably would be able to go home this afternoon. Escape Held Miracle The cab of the truck, which had a large flat-bed trailer load- ed with lath from the McCleary Timber plant here, was crushed so badly that observers swear it was a miracle that either of the truck occupants escaped without at least serious injuries. The two front drivers of the locomotive derailed from the im- pact of the collision and the steam pipes of the big engine were joyed very much. Manager E. W. Johnson of Pub— lic Utility District No. 3 started his vacation today by going to work on the bounding main. He went to Astoria, Oregon, to spend the next ten days or so with the fishing fleet off the Oregon or Washington coasts. Johnson moors his smack, one of the largest boats in the tuna fleet with its 62—foot bow-to-stern measurement, at the Bedell Boat Moorage here on Shelton Bay during the off season. The craft carries a crew of five men, the P.U.D. manager will be a sixth this trip, and can car- ry as much as 32 tons of fish if the crew is lucky enough to hit a school where they can load to capacity. Record Prices This Season Tuna prices have reached rec- ord figures this season, bringing over $300 a ton in almost every port of entry, even going as high as $330 in some cases. Mr. Johnson is boarding his craft today somewhat in cur- iosity as well as for a vacation, for this season his crew is using a new method of fishing for tuna which was introduced into the Northwest tuna fleet from Cali- fornia. P.U.D. 3 MANAGER GOES TUNA FISHING DURING VACATION broken. Traffic across the in- tersection was held up for two hours while another locomotive was sent over from Elma to help push the damaged engine back on a dozen Legionnaires from the tracks and while‘ the wreck— Edward B. Rhodes, Tacoma and age was belng Cleared fI‘Om the highway. Traffic was routed around by way of the McCleary road entering the Olympic high- way near the Oyster Bay school and through Kamilche Valley to the Grays Harbor cutoff road.‘ Failed To See Train Cort told investigating offic- ers that he was making a “run” for the grade on the opposite side of the railroad tracks with his heavily loaded truck and failed to see the approaching train. The locomotive caught the truck at the cab door opposite the driver’s seat and scattered lath around the landscape like jackstraws for many yards. The side of the locomotive itself was covered with lath like a room in a new home before plastering. 13th Auction Sale Deadline Sept. 20 The board of county commission- ers set September 20 as the dead- line for filing applications for the 13th in the series of tax—title pub- -lic auction land sales it is spon- soring at its weekly meeting this week, delayed a day because of Labor Day. The board did not set a date for holding the sale. A resolution was passed order- ing vacating the alley in Block 11, Mt. View addition, between I and J streets when no objections were heard to the petition filed recently by J. D. Calkins et a1. Another resolution was ' passed declaring the creation of the Hoodsport fire protection district which was voted by the residents of the area by the necessary vote last week and declared H. E. Lockwood, H. R. Dickinson, and J. C. McKiel as the duly elected commissioners of the fire dis- trict. It is the use of a bait box built into some of the larger tuna boats, and Mr. Johnson hasn’t seen the system in operation yet. Anchovies are seined and placed in the bait box, he said before leaving yesterday, then used in the same manner as feed eggs by trout fishermen, that is, the an- chovies are tossed by the handful into a school of tuna and the un- baited h00ks right with them. The tuna grab everything in sight, including the bare hooks. Staining Not Practicable Tuna are not seined in general practice because they bruise eas- ily and the meat is spoiled as far_ as commercial purposes are concerned when it is bruised, Mr. Johnson explained. Fishermen on tuna boats oper— ate on a share basis. The owner takes thirty per cent of the gross returns, then expenses are deducted, then the balance divided among the crew members. Un- der conditions such as exist this year the crew members are mak- ing excellent money. After the tuna season Mr. John- son's boat goes into the salmon season before being brought to 1 Shelton for its winter mooring. 3/5