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' Iii .. l ENLISI’ NEW/Mir u'MTEiI STATES AnMY ,, . ‘I \ . I for the . ' 0“ Reed Mill If Pro- .quipmen , ‘4, “fits Remain Un- \d‘rnrg a ' 39d, Hatcher lll‘ (‘Xlsti Says . m f " ‘r— 5&1 gire _, l ceS effective October St'itcc‘) poll the Douglas fir ,;_,,. prop try by Federal Price immous will; Leon Henderson find equ not affect the Reed Manager Sid Hatcher '3'. as the mill has v. 8 on a schedule be- ' ’ 3 so far anyway. atlhe McCleary Tim- ],K' . 11fled to comment to- . ful‘ther study on what i‘ y the ceiling would a £913 however, pointed ‘5 fixing of a price .the lumber ,, :ndustry in a position wurther rise in operat- .°“ld force the mills to industry Plain Status Ouo d is also placed on ,- and costs of other eSsary to the opera- FR he mills would have; , ‘39 than to close down F0 should change the PR] Production costs, he aPrices established by 0l‘der for 1,000 board null. ' are: and better flooring, $60 compared with . Of $75 and more; A. " better drop siding, fwd With recent prices ‘ 0; Grade B and bet- ,”(134). $45 compared nDrlces of $52 to 555. said in announcing ,at the schedule of Dr ' mto account the long , in shipments to . ITliddle western mar- [ICE AELTONQ i. idian. 17" Milwa 1'5 In Transit said sales above the 918 would not be af- Bchedule if the lum- iWS: 'ca Placed on shipboard at 5 P49 ' 1' 0!“ truck before the ,' *3" month even though Sunday IS not actually in 'resident; th'3,purchaser until, 91‘ hment of Ceiling glas fir came ex- . after Henderson. he Drice stabilization .dEfense commission public criticism of as being too high. ‘ has criticized t h e firous occasions. On 1mg prices were es- Douglas fir plywood 8. and a short were imposed on ! lllmber. ;" r Iper To Come \— a small portion of Pipe for the city Improvement pro- ‘9 Tuesday when t of six and eight- ,18-foot lengths was ere from Tacoma, 1mloadcd after a -ama via the Pana- his portion of the peel of pipe for the A.“ llitansit but just hoarmve city officials ‘ v do they know just swalley Construction Mod the ‘contract 8. Di pex Will begin laying p j 2“ MURPHYS 9., Cyril Murphy of It011’s second sawmill. l POTRI‘Y ‘cluded within the restrictions. flees on Douglas fir' MOODY, p, 6017 S. E. PORTLAND, \ lConcensus Is That Business Will Not Be Hurt; Most Operated Within Bounds Of New I Regulations Fears that the new federal cred- it restrictions which went into be unfounded as far as Shelton merchants are concerned, a sym- posium of opinion taken this week by The Journal reveals. Almost without exception, Shel- ton businessmen believe the new credit regulations will be benefi— cial both to business and to the consumer, although some admit that perhaps there will be a tem- retardation of business volume while prospective buyers build up the cash necessary to make dOWn pay- ments of certain sizes on certain merchandise. However, the concensus was strong that the new regulations will create a better type of busi- ness as well as acting as a pro— tection to the consumer insofar as those businesses which extent credit and handle merchandise in- . Remembers Last Boom Mrs. Lillian Robbins, proprietor of the Robbins Electric company, for instance, recalled how people took advantage of easy credit of- fers during the good times just prior to 1929 and extended their income over too broad a base, then lost many of the things they were buying on long terms when the depression came and their in- comes suffered sharp reductions. Hal Ol'stead, credit manager for the Lumbermen’s Mercantile Co., figures the new regulation will benefit his firm. “We have been operating on an 18-month maxi- mum installment plan anyway.” he pointed out, “and I believe this restriction will bring customers to us who formerly bought at other places which granted longer in- stallment periods than we have." Ole Olsen, proprietor of the 01- sen Furniture Company, believes the federal regulations will find a welcome reception from most businessmen. "They may cause business to _.slow down a bit forI a short time but in the long run, the benefits will outweigh any, such small detraction,” he com- mented. He admitted his store did. a tremendous business the week, before the regulations went into' effect as people bought heavily, to “beat the rap." Car Dealers Problem Differs Even the automobile business, which on the surface looked to be the hardest hit by the credit re- striction, isn't worrying so much about that problem as that of ob- taining enough cars to supply the demand next year. proprietor of the Mell Chevrolet Company, .for instance. said his firm had been operating on a basis within the scope of the new regulation anyway. “We have generally tried to get a third- down and keep installments with- in 18 months, some exceptions be- ing made in new car sales,” he said, "so that phase isn’t bother- ing us particularly. However, the government restriction which will give us only 46% of this year’s car volume for next year is the tough nut for our business.” .Mrs. B. W. Soper of the Shel- ton Electric Company, and Mrs. E. W. Lawton of .the Lawton Lumber company 'both said they had noticed no effect on business whatever as far as their firms are concerned, while Al Munror proprietor of Munro's Men’s Store. believes his firm will benefit, if anything. by the new rules. Poor Man Injured Walter Nash of Nash Brothers. however, feels the credit restric- tions hit the poor man hard as e Parents today of '3 hm?! at Shelton hos- 0S city street cleaner, cars 1 :11 for Shelton’s ‘, . man. fish ffillow who, t h e 10“ 'Qa _cigarette while it. We I‘Iend on a street f , QIk 6d fifty feet to his burnt match Catcher and then later sat in his hits with his wife King-Rd nonchalantly . "A on the street. '4 g of street-defiler iyuse for is the one tears newspapers and tosses them While talking. 39 ’Em Wet bus of paper are get up when the {Vlast commented, yre wet it’s just “Veep them." t8 who drop their 33 just anywhere be are no friends “There usually allpings from the 1‘ downtown after hours,” he com- t a broom with six- CLEANER DISCOVERS T INCONSISTENT FELLOW they deprive him of the chance to improve his comforts and home (Continued on Page Three) inch-long, stiff bristles about eV-' ery three weeks, he said yester- day. or something like 15 a year in the course of keeping Shelton streets (the paved ones) free of unsightly debris. Alleys Dirtiest Spots The city’s alleys are the worst places, he says, as merchants place their refuse out the back- door for the garbage collector to pick up and the wind blows Pa‘ pers and straw and packing ma‘ terial all over town sometimes be- fore the garbage collector gets around on his regular calls. Some home owners don’t con~ Merchants Approve New ‘ Credit Rules; Business and'Buyer_Will Benefit force the first of this month would. hamper business have proved to’ reserve DOW r E. J. Mell,.~ yo. 86TH OREGON , 9 Silver Salmon i N OW Entered On ; Qualifying Board ' Four new fiin were placed on the second annual Shelton sil- ver salmon derby qualifying hoard yesterday, making a to— tal of nine now on the board. Sixty will qualify for the finals. All four were entered at the Hillcrest Hardware, two com- ing from the bay here and two from Hood Canal. A lG—pound, 8—0unce silver taken in the bay here by George Forbes is the largest on the board to date. Mrs. Audrey Preppernau, the Kent fishing enthusiast, enter— ed her second fish yesterday and her husband. M. S. Preppcrnau, placed his first on. Both were caught at Seebeck and are big enough to assure them of quali- fying places in the finals. Woody Johnson was fourth to post a fish yester- day, getting his off Arcadia. The board now looks like this: the lbs. ozs. George Forbes ................ .16 8 Mrs. Audrey Preppernau 12 3 Carl Blomgrcn ................ .12 3 M. S. Preppernau . ..._ll 8 Woody Johnson ....10 12 R. C. Vincent .... .. .. 9 7 Ernie Cole ....... .. .. 8 5 G. F. Mahaffey .............. .. 4 0 IEAEIEES—EIIELY UNDERPAII), CLUB SPEAKER CLAIMS Activians Learn Details 01’ Pub- lic School System From County Supt. Martin SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, September 18, 1941 EUIIGET’MUST EE SQUEEZEI) County lgcome Estimated at $89,- 229 Against Costs of $105,111 For 1942; Road Budget Set at $133,324 Total estimated income for liiminary budget estimates ‘conducting governmental func— tions in Mason County, the pre- ‘liminary budget adopted by the board of county commissioners this week reveals. Hearing on adoption of the fin- lal budget is scheduled for two ‘o'clock October 6 in the commis- ' sioners’ room at the county court- is invited to appear and speak for l or against any part of the budget. The estimated income for next year is $89,229.67 while estimated budget needs total $105,111.52, according to the preliminary bud- get which will be acted upon Oc- tober 6. , Taxes on a 1942 assessed valu- ation of $5.814,330 will bring in $50,584.67 at a levy of 8.70 mills, while all other scurces of income are estimated to raise $38,645. Re- ceipts from state liquor profits it is estimated will run $10,000, the largest single source of in- come other than direct taxation. The county road fund, consid- ered separately from the general county budget, shows $133,324.86 budgeted for 1942 with $116,924 ‘as estimated income from gas tax lreceipts, $5,825.89 from forest re- serve fund, the balance from three mill levies in the three road dis- tricts. Dipldmdmdy 011 S c h o la rship For Shelton Boy His sights set on entering the United States diplomatic service, Taking advantage of the ap- propriateness of the season, Act- ivians last night heard County School Supt. J. E. Martin ex- plain 'some of the details of op— erating the county school system! here and discovered, after he had cited figures, that the teaching profession is one of the most un- derpaid in proportion to its im- portance to the nation. Supt. Martin pointed out that the 44 rural and 50 city teachers drawing salaries in Mason County during the 1940—41 term were paid a total of $132,848, including prin— cipals’ salaries, for an average wage of only $1,413 a year. Leav- ing out principal Salaries, the average teacher receives only $1,- 275 a year in Mason County, while the average principal’s salary is $2,150. In Supt. Martin's opinion that is too great a breach to be a fair scale of pay, he told the Activ- ians. Minimum Low Start He said that a big step toward raising the standards of teacher salaries had been made a couple of years ago when the minimum salary law was passed, requiring schools topay no less than $1200 a year unless that sum was more than 70% of the district‘s total revenue, the only excuse for pay- ing less than $1200, he said. Supt. Martin outlined in general the financial structure of the school system, where the funds come from and where they go. He pointed out that the state is pled- ged to pay 25 cents per pupil per day attendance, although actually the state had done so only three times since the law was passed; that the county is pledged to pay 5 cents per pupil per day attend- ance, although when a county can- not raise sufficient funds with the 11/4 mills allowed for this Purpose on its valuation the state Hal's the balance to make up the five cents from an equalization fund; that each school district Days 15 cents per pupil per day attendance by direct taxation up— On property within the district. Fund Sources Outlined The state money ,used for School purposes, Supt. Martin POmted out, comes largely from sale, lease and rental of state lands, from business, occupational and sales taxes, while the equal- ization fund is derived chiefly from the automobile excise tax. He said, that despite the reduction 1" the Proportion of the sales tax devoted to school funds when the Phree Per cent tax became effect- ‘We early this year, nevertheless the total revenue from this tax diverted to school purposes is homing up well with previous fig- ures in the few months trial so far. tribute to the beauty of the city streets, either, when they leave their hedge clippings or lawn mowings in a heap in the hope that Mast will take them awaY- He won’t. That isn’t'part of his duties as that could get out Of bounds easily. These beautiful big horse chest- nut trees are nice to look at. MilSt admits, but during this particular part of the year they just add another detail to a street sweep“ er’s work when the husks from the nuts drop off and are squaSh' ed into the pavement by 03" wheels or heavy boots. other details of the Active Club sessmn last night were routine in nature other than the appoint- ment. by President Chuck Rowe of Bill Dickie as general chair- manbf the 1941 Merchants’ Ex- POSltlon. Sponsored jointly by the Active and Kiwanis clubs for the Past tliree years. HOSPITAL PATIENT Lester Joslin Jr em , ., ploye Of the _Olsen Furniture Store. was admitted to Shelton hospital 3735‘ terday for medical attention. Don Moore, graduate of Irene S. Reed high school with the class of 1935, leaves Shelton this Fri- day evening to take post grad- uate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Med- ford, Mass, on a onc~year scholar~ ship which his studies and grades at Linfield College made him l DOWN $15,009! . 1942 falls $15,881.85 short of pre-l for] house. at which time the‘publicl eligible to receive. He will be one of a group of 50 post graduate students study-l ing at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, which is conducted jointly by Tufts Uni- versity and Harvard University on the campus of the former at Med- ford, Mass. Professors of the two sponsoring universities teach the advanced subjects Moore and his fellow post graduate students will be studying. ' At the end of the scholarship the Shelton young man will pos- sess his Master of Arts degree. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Linfield. Upon com- pletion of his scholarship stu- dies, Moore will be eligible to ac- cept civil service positions from which his experience to enter the diplomatic service can be gained. P.U.D. 3 Mafia—gar Seeks G.H. Post E. W. Johnson, manager of Pub- lic Utility District No. 3 of Ma- son County for the past two years, has placed his name as a candi- date for manager of Grays Har- bor Public Utility District and is. one of a field of six seeking the appointment to succeed Robert W. Beck. Whose reSignation becomes effective October 1, The Grays H_a‘rbor P.U.D. com- missioners indicated at a meeting Tuesday night that the new man- ager probably would be chosen next Monday night. -——“__, MILKMEN MEET MONDAY An important meeting of all Mason County milk distributors has been called for next Monday evening at eight o’clock in the Ma- son County Creamery building, Everett Fourre, acting chairman of the distributors organization announced today. Mg MAKINGS 0F DETECTIVE YARN IN EVIDENCE FOUND AT CAMP Some dime-novel detective au- of tar being used sometimes thorperhaps could weave a thrill- ing plot around the evidence Sheriff Gene Martin and Deputy Sheriff Fred Hickson b r o u g h I: back with them Tuesday after- noon after investigating a tip giv-' en them by an Olympia grouse hunter. They found the remains of a Campsite at the mouth of E l s o n Creek where it empties into Ham- mersley Inlet, with evidence that one member of a party of three using the site had been wounded. sheriff Martin and Deputy Hick- ’ son found a quantity of rags with b 0d stains and tar upon them and a small tin can with tar in it, The rags which evidently had been used as bandages were not of regular bandage material. Deputy Hickson said he had heard I ___...___ i Tuesday Brings Start Of Third . Football Event Don’t miss Journal, chums. That’s the issue which starts off ten weeks «of fun and cash prize winning in the third an- nual Merchants-Journal football sweepstakes. You’ll want to get in it with the first Issue and stay through to‘the tenth and last week. $100 in cash prizes will be given away soot free, $5 to each weekly winner and three big swoopstakes prizes of $25, $15 and $10 cash to the top three prognosticators over the ten- week contest. So get ready to pick the win- ners of each week’s outstanding football games, starting next Tuesday. BACKFIELD FLASH BRINGS HOPES T0 HlCLlMBER SQUAD 'Jack Page’s Practice Performan- ces Encourage Hakola; Aber- deen Game At Hoquiam next Tuesday’s Out of the obscurity of inex- perience has popped blond Jack Page to jack up Highclimber hopes for Saturday night’s prep football game against Aberdeen. Page has scintilated brightly in this week‘s workouts on Loop Field and his agility at dodging would-be tacklers stamps him as the best ball-carrying threat the Highclimbers have among their definitely scanty backfield mater- ial this season. The blond junior, you'd think to watch him in action, just hates to be tackled and Coach Walt Hakola is doing nothing to give him any different ideas. Earns Starting Call Page will start at right half- back Saturday night, opposite big Jim Howarth, the triple-threat transfer from Hoquiam, Hakola said after last night’s workout. Bob Puhn and Louie Woolsey, the , two ettermen backs, will openl res tively at fullback and quar- ter, although Puhn will do the signal calling. Howarth, too, may call the plays at times. Other starters the Highclimber mentor mentioned last night in- cluded Ted VanOverbeke and Earl Lumsden, lettermen ends; Donn Nelson, letterman, and Chuck Dougherty at tackles; Carrol Hill, the Chehalis transfer, is to start at left guard with the opposite guard post a toss up among Mack Wilson, Drew Cole or Lowell Jar- vis; and Jim Tobey is slated for the call at center. Soph Guard Commended Hakola praised the play of Colo in this week‘s workouts. He is a watch-charm type of lineman but tough and fast. The Highclimber squad gained two players but lost two others during the week. Sam Wilson and Dick Look, a pair of rangy‘ reserve ends with last year’s club, reported this week and should be of considerable help to the squad. Both will see action in the Aber- deen game. Wilson is being worked at center as well as end. Two Forced Out The deficit side wiped Roy Robertson, 3 husky tackle grad- uate from the junior high, off the squad with a broken arm, suffer- ed in a physical education class, and Chet Barger, the half-back transfer from Elma, was declared ineligible until his parents move here, which they expect to do soon. possibly within a week. Aberdeen high school officials notified Shelton yesterday that Saturday night’s game will» be played at the Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam (where last week’s jamboree was held) instead of Stewart ,Field in Aberdeen ’be- cause repairs on the Aberdeen field are now being made which make -it impossible to play there. The kickoff for Saturday night’s prep battle is scheduled for eight o’clock. DAUGHTER BORN TODAY A baby girl was born at Shel- ton hospital today to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil McLinn of Shelton. ’I’ALUE DROPS , 0N UTILITIES ASSESSMENTS Loss of West Coast Power Prop- erty Accounts for $15,739 He- duction Despite Gain of $17,269 by Others Valuations on inter-county util- ities property lying within Ma- son County suffered a reduction of $15,739 for 1942 taxation pur- poses, the state tax commission has informed Assessor Warren Lincoln of Mason County. This loss is due entirely to the removal of the West Coast Pow- er company holdings from the tax rolls following its purchase by Public Utility District No. 3 of Mason County. The West Coast Power company property here had been assessed for the past two years at $32,652. 9 Firms Valued Higher Part of this loss to the 1942 tax rolls is softened by increased assessed valuations totalling $17,- 269 on nine of the 13 inter-county utilities having property in Ma- son County. The other four had small reductions in their valua— tions but the total loss was only $356. Part of the increased assessed value on utilities for 1942 taxa- tion purposes is due to an increase of one point in the ratio of assess- ed to actual value which the state tax commission granted Mason County for 1942. This increase was from 43 to 44. Only four other counties were permitted to in- crease their ratios, all increases being the same one-point margin allowed this county. Lower Than Past Two Years The total valuations set by the state tax commission on utilities in this county for 1942 is $225,- 226 against a valuation for 1941 of $240,965 and for 1940 of $238,- 196. The valuations are as follows: Peninsula Light 00., $2,418 (up $449). Puget Sound P&L, (up $1,892). Shelton Auto Trans, $2,575 (up $1,277). Hood Canal $674 (down $122). Pacific Hiway Trans, . $216 (down $17). Tacoma-Port Angeles Auto Fr., $894 (up $197). Pacific Tel. & Tel., $47,756( up $4,611). Wn. Phone & Utilities, $637 (up- $19). Payne Property- Brmgs $21,300 At Estate Sale One of the largest private landv sales in years in Mason County, closing the estate of the late E.’ D. Payne, Christmas tree ship- per, was concluded on the Court- .house steps Wednesday when Mrs. Valeve Webber, executor of the estate of her father, called off holdings of 13,880 acres of lands, and received a starting bid of $21,000 from Charles Wright, which sum was, successfully bid up by Alvin Hofert, of the Hofert Company, until the land was awarded to his company for $21,- 300. The lands comprise the hold- ings gathered in recent years for Christmas tree cutting. all logged-of larger timber but bear- ing a promising growth of young trees for annual cutting. The Hofert Company has been oper- ating in Mason County for the past ten years and is accumulat- ing lands for its future opera- tions, in addition to what can be purchased of private owners each year. The holdings will repre- sent a large item for taxes each year to the purchaser. DOUBLE DeMOLAY SERVICE MONDAY Combining two events in a pub- lic program, the Mark E. Reed chapter of the Order of DeMolay will hold its annual majority ser- vice for members reaching their let birthdays during the past year and at the same time elect new officers next Monday evening 1 $24,501 Auto, Fr., Therkelson’s Auto Fr., $167 (down $114). West Coast Transport, $135 (new). Puget Sound Fr. Lines, $10,406 (up $6,324). R. F. Wallin, $220 (down $103). Northern Pacific, $134,627 (up $2,365). l to stop bleeding. Tracks in the earth around the campsite indicated two men and either a boy or a woman wearing flat-heeled shoes had stayed there. No evidence of a camp fire was discovered by the two law offic- ials and some paper plates and other debris from meals which the Olympia grouse hunter said he found Sunday when he stumb- led upon the camp Were gone Tuesday when Sheriff Martin and Deputy Hickson . investigated, in- dicating the parties had returned between those two times. So now the Mason County law officers are wondering' if the spot was a hideout for some hold- up man wounded, while escaping‘ from the scene of one of his crimes, at the Masonic Temple. The Majority Service will be conducted in honor of Chet Val- ley, Bruce Cole, William Boyd and Bob Hutchinson. Thepublic is cor- dially invited to attend. M & S Feed Store Has. Anniversary Celebrating its seventh anniver- sary birthday, the M & S Food Store will hold its annual anni- versary sale this weekend. Many specials have been ob- tained for the occasion, and a special $15 grocery order is to be presented at the end of the sale. Further details may be found in the large M & S advertisement in today’s Journal, l UNITED STATES ' ’ sxvmos .im‘sixu'uu-i Null-IIin rum. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPEF “COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT—City council ing, 8 p. m., city hall. TONIGHT—Opening matches of commercial bowling league, 8 p. m., bowling alleys. FRIDAY—«VFW. post and aux- iliary meetings, 8 p. m., Mem- orial Hall. FRIDAY—Moose Lodge weekly meeting, 8 p. m.,‘Moose Hall. FRIDAY—Opening matches of city bowling league, 7 and 9 p. m., bowling alleys. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 meet- a. m., courthouse. SATURDAY—Deadline for filing applications for purchase of tax—title property at 13th land auction sale, noon, auditor's of- fice. SATURDAY~Prep football, Shelton vs. Aberdeen, Olympic Stadium. (Hoquiam), kickoff 8 p.m. SUNDAYhSecond open day on grouse hunting, shooting allow- ed from sunrise to 4 p.m. MONDAY~County commission- ers Weekly meeting, 10 a.m., courthouse. MONDAY—Eagles aerie weekly meeting,-8 p.m., Moose Hall. MONDAY~—Women’s b owlin g league matches, 8:15 p.m., bowling alleys. TUESDAY—Kiwanis club week- ly luncheon meeting, noon, Shel- ~ton Hotel. WRIGHT QUALIFIES AS CIVIL SERVICE BOARD_E_)_(AMINER Sept. 23 Set As Date For Holding City Police Patrolman’s Examination Unopposed, Attorney Charles T. Wright Tuesday night qualified for the position of examining of- ficer and clerk of the city civil service board by making a pass- ing grade in the civil service ex- amination conducted by the board in the city hall. The board at the same time an- nounced that it had set the date for holding the civil service ex- amination. to establish an eligible list from which the present va- cancy in the city police force. can be filled as September 23 at seven o’clock in the city hall. Applications for taking the ex- amination will be accepted by the board up to five o’clock of the same day, or two hours prior to conducting the examination. So far eight applications have been filed with the board for the examination. These include Wil- liam F. Compton, Martin Thomas Kneeland, Clarence Rhines, Ralph B. Pigg, Harry R. DeShields, Fred Hickson, Lawrence Cardinal, Wil- liam E. Noblett, and Gerald E. Byrne. 9th Grade Study ‘ Shelton History One hundred and sixty ninth grade students at Shelton junior high school this term will make use of the brief historical pamph- lets about Shelton printed through the joint auspices of the Shelton Chamber of Commerce and' Ray- onier Incorporated in their his- tory Class studies, Miss Maude Shorter, principal, said yesterday. The Shelton historical pamph- lets will be used as part of the 7C0UNT‘Y BOOTH TAKES SECOND AT PUYA L LUP Only Two Points Separate Blue Ribbon Exhibit From Ours; Huston “Honored” Again By Annanias Club Two more triumphs were cred- ited to the extensive record of Lee Huston at the 42nd annual Western Washington Fair this week when his Mason County booth was awarded the red rib- bon of second prize and Huston was “honored” by his “re-election" as president of the Booth Arrang- ers Annanias Club for the ump- teenth consecutive time. The Mason County booth, han- dled for the 23rd consecutive year by the Arcadia veteran, was rated a scant two points behind the blue ribbon booth from What- com county. Several hundred .Shelton and Mason County resi- Idents attended the fair Tuesday, which was Southwest Washington day, and saw the Huston-prepared . booth. They 'praised its beauty highly. Huston has never placed lower than fourth place in his 23 years at the Fair. Eleven bus loads of Shelton school students were taken to the Fair Tuesday, supplemented by scores of others in private cars, l accompanied by parents a n d friends. That second achievement of Huston‘s was also an old story. In the 15 years the Annanias Club has existed at the Fair they I can’t remember when Huston was not president. The president is chosen by the simple process of selecting the best liar among the booth exhibitors. Huston won it hands down again this year with his story of growing a fur-lined watermelon “for wiping off your chin when you’re through" and topping that off with a new vegetable he la- beled a beanut because it “grows peas on the vines and peanuts on the roots," Lying Lee expostulat- ed. No one could match that dou- ble barreled entry, so the Mason County fibber gets another term as club president. ‘ The fair closes next Sunday. Daytbn Pioneer I Dies Yesterday; requirement of the new state law. in which the history of the State of Washington is .a required sub- ject in the curriculum of Wash- iligton schools. SON BORN YESTERDAY Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wood of Shelton became parents yesterday of a baby son born at Shelton hospital. Rites Saturday Mrs. Harriet Isabel Morgan, who has made Mason County her home for all her adult life, passed away at the Shelton hospital on September 17th, after a long per- iod of illness. Funeral services will be held at the Witsier Fun- eral Home Saturday at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev. R. W. Maulden, and interment in the Shelton Memorial Cemetery. Deceased is survived by her husband, John «Morgan, a daugh- ter Ethel Carter, of Shelton, sons Ray Bailey of Shelton, and Laur- ence Bailey, of Hoquiam, and sev- en grandchildren; with her broth- er, John Johnston, and sister, ‘Mrs. Emma 'Pilleshek, of Shelton. Mrs. Morgan was born at Woodstock, New Brunswick, Aug- ust 11, 1874, and came to Mason County with her parents, broth- ers and sisters in 1889. After a,“ short stay in Shelton the family settled on a farm at Dayton. In 1894 she was married to Ernest Bailey, a neighbor, who died in 1906. She has spent all her life- time on the old farm, before her marriage to John Morgan, a pio- neer logger, in 1913, and since with occasional stays at Hoquiam where her husband was a fore- man for the Poison camps, and last year retired to the farm. She was a member of the Methodist Church and highly esteemed by her neighbors and all who knew her. HIGH SCHOOL GAINS 29 NEW . STUDENTS FROM TRANSFERS Indicating the trend toward Shelton is greater than any move- ment away from it, Irene S. Reed high school gained 29 new stu- dents through transfer from other places while losing only 13 by transfers to other places, as the new term got under way, a list released yesterday by Miss Dora Fredson, principal, reveals. The “immigration”- reached to such distant spots as South Dako- ta, Kansas and Colorado, while on the other hand the “emigration” was confined to within the State of Washington entirely with one single exception which went to California. The conclusion would be that people stay in Washing- ton, once they get into it; and come from distant places to get to it. So, without further ado, meet the newcomers to Irene S. Reed high school: ‘ Sophomores—Larry Byrd, from Chemawa, Oregon; Byrla Crass, from Montesano; Barbara Durand, from Rapid City, S. D.; Stanley Hall, from Montesano; Ardis Hig- gins, from Eugene, Ore.; Thelma Magnett, from Blaine, Kansas; Morigean Simmons, from Moclips, Wash; Kenneth Whitaker, from Raymond; Bob Williams, from Olympia. Juniors—Chet Barger, from El- ma; Pete Bloomfield, from Olym- pia; Corrine Corey, from Mary M. Knight; Loren Crass, from Montesano; Elmer Gerguson, from Longmont, Colo.; Betty Jo Gard- ner, from Forest Grove, Ore.; Alan Hall, from Montesano; Wes- ley Maulden, from Spokane; Bet- ty Lou Osborn, from Hoquiam; Gloria Salinas, from Gig Harbor; Mona Stevens, from Vancouver, Wash; Charles Thorne, from Puyallup; Louise Underhill, from Spearfish, S. D.; June, Cecil and Melvin Zimmer, from Lincoln, Neb., via Olympia. Seniors— Janice Bizer, from Bel lingham; Carrol Hill, from Chehalis; Lucile Noble, from Olympia; Verna Peckham, from Mary M. Knight. Those who left Shelton for other schools include: Marian Anderson and Helen Jean Glenn, to St. Mary’s Acad- emy at Winlock; Robert S. Cole, to Stadium in Tacoma; Elva. Dan- iels, to Chico, Calif; Robert North- rup, to Vaughn; Orvil Orcutt. Shirley Orcutt, Lola Rhines and Charlotte Avery, to Brem‘erton; Lyle Reed and Jack Wenz, to Port Orchard, Louise Fish, to Everett, and Denny Rathbun, to M as on City.