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]eptember 26. 1963 SHELTON MASON COUNTY JOURNAIJ--Publihed in cChristmasto,wn, U.S.A.", Shelton Washington PACE 19 IN THE BAHAMASMv, and Mrs. Warren of Shelton were photographed last with a background of Bahama Island trees during their trip to Nassau last week to td the huge Gibson appliance dealers con- there, They flew to Nassau aboard a al Pan American Airways Jet Clipper from by way of New Orleans. Ther visit to Emerald Beach and Nassau Beach Ho- Was based on outstanding sales performance Gibson products. Mr. and Mrs. WaFren, tired by the experience, were back on the at Lem Warren Refrigeration last Monday rning. Farm Income in Mason Co,nty Shows Increase [ NE%V YO[I&apos;,:  Special .... \\;]i'arm I production was at a high level in Mason C(mnty in the past year. de- spite the fact l.hai a considerable amount of land was kept out of use llndei' tile Goveran]en|'s cut- back program. The remflt, of the year's ope'a- tions, locally and in all other coun- ties in the United States. are de- tailed in the annual survey made by the Standard Rate and Data Service. IN MASON COUNTY, it shows. ross farm income came to $1,- 042.000 in the year. It wa.n $976,- 000 in 1961. The amount represents total re- ceipts from all sources. It does not take into account the cost of do- ing business or taxes. The bulk of this income came from the sale of farm goods. Oth- er items included in the total were Government payments and "in- come in kind," which is the value of the home-grown products that were consumed on the farm. Approximately 22 percent of the income from farm marketings was from the sale of crops and 78 per- cent from the sale of livestock. poultry and dairy, products. The figures are from the Department of Agriculture. The nation's farmers made some progress in the past year, accord- ing to the annual report. They showed an increase of nearly four percent in net income even though they had at their disposal the smallest planted acreage so far this century. In part, the rise was due to the fact that Government payments were about $250 million larger than in 1961. FOR THE FARM population of Mason County, the gToss income of $1,0i2,000 that was accounted for locally was at the rate of $1.045 per farm resident. It com- pares with $976 Ider person the year before. The reason that farmers made out as well as they did was be- cause they found ways and means to step up their production. <:::::..'."" :":"%"' With more farm machinery at their command and with a nlore intensive use of fertilizers, they turned out a record per-acre yield for many crops. The trend toward high cultiva- tion continues. Farm equipment dealers report that they are sell- ifig bigger tractors, mo'e self-pro- pelled combines and more two-row corn pickers. As a result, crop p1oduction ts year seems to be headed toward another record. .. Toastmasters Elect R LETI?Et': lEAD IT REPRESENT YOUR S AS IT IS TODAY? Your letterhead is Important. An attractive, tasteful letterhead can in. Crease the prestige and impact of your correspondence. It should bo Up-to-dae, assuming the present- day personality of your business. If ]ou think your letterhead could stand .raprovement, come In and discuss it with us. We'll be glad to supply You with a type layout or art sketch of a "new look" for your letterhead nd envelope. No charge or obliga. n. of course. New Officers Today Shelton Toastmasters will elect 1964 officers at their weekly break- fast meeting this morning in the Shelton Hotel, then a week from this morning will hold a special breakfast session set aside for guests and prospective members. At last week's breakfast Norm Porter was awarded "'best speech" honors for his talk on "Our Taste Buds Need a New Law" in which he discussed the flavor and con- tents of present-day beer. Clive Troy won the award for the best Table Topic on "VChv 1 Do or "Why I do not Smoke". Carl Downing gave the talk of the pro- gram on "A Hoax", concerned with many things people do to get things from business people. Bud Knutzen. giving an im- promptu speech, talked on "A City of 60.000 For Ten Days", referring the 1953 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Irvin Ranch in southern California which hc attended. For Your Home -- Economical, Practical OUTDOOR ILLUHINATION cents a night you can light up your front you can install a modern efficient house or garage, you can banish the your patio or recreational area, mmcl you realize if your uS effectively illuminated after Here's What You Get: * An efficient and modern lighting lumi- naire designed for all outdoor areas, * A built-in photoelectric cell which turns on the light as darkness approaches and turns it off next morning automatically. * All brackets and hardware necessary for complete installation, * All electric Iower used during the oper- ation of the light. * Free maintenance and replacement of burned out bulbs. Cost Will Surprise You -- Get Details Today From  COUNT r P.U:D. He. 3 SECOND LIEUTENANT Rich. ard F. Lord of Shelton, has en- tered United States Air Force pilot training, at Williams AFB. Ariz. Lord will fly the newest Air Force jet trainers and re- ceive special academic and mill tary training during the year- long course. He will be awaraed the silver wings of a pilot upon graduation. Number Getting Age Assistance Shows Decline Among the many programs ad- ministered by the Department of Public Asistance, Irvin McAr- thur, administrator of the Mason County welfare office, called at- tention today to the Old Age As- sistance program which has reach- ed the lowest caseload point in history. "While improvements can be made in helping the older folks with their many problems, such as more adequate housing," McAr- thur said, "I think the people o[ Washington can be proud, as 1 am. of accomplishments made over the past 30 years." Even if they do not have the income or resources, after a life- time of struggling, the aged peo- ple are assured they will receive sufficient money on a regular basis to enable them to live in health and decency in their homes. The bleak era in which im- poverished aged people were sent to county poor farms vanished from the Washington scene 10ng ago, but it as i.ecefftly enougn that many of us still remember them, McArthur said. Open to any Washing-ton rein- dent over 65 years of age, regard- less of color, creed or national or- igin, the program requires only that recipients have lived five out of the last nine years in Washing- ton and one year immediately pre- ceding application, are in need and have met other eligibility fac- tors. McArthur pointed out that the principal criterion for elegibility is the inability of the individual to provide for his basic needs. If the income through whatever source available to such a person does not meet the budgetary stan- dards of the department, a month- ly gTant is computed and sent reg- ularly to the recipient so long as there is no change in his personal income. In tribute to expansion of So- cial Security coverage, pension plans and ability of people to save for their future, the numbers re- ceiving Old Age Assistance stea- dily has been declining, despite a contir.uing increase in the state's aged population. For instance, McArthur pointed out, the total population in Wash- ington increased 20 percent from 1950 to 1960, but tte population of those over 65 years of age ha- creased 22 percent They now num- ber about 280.000. In May of 1953, recipients o[ Old Age Assistance totalled 68,- 106 statewide, compared to a to- tal of 35,492 persons as of [ay, 1963, plus another 8,000 aged pe- ople cared for in nursing homes under the department's Medical Assistance to the Aged program. "The present OAA caseload not only is the lowest in Washington's history," McArthur said," "but this is true also in Mason county. "The caseload in Mason County now is 177." McArthur oberved that the cost of caring for elderly pereons in need has not been declining pro- portionately with ,the caseload. This is because the average age of OAA recipients continually has bee,, adz a nciAlff. Suspended Sentence Given Parole Violator Brian J. Heath. 28. Seattle, was given a suspended sentence a sec- ond time in Mason County Super- ior Court on a charge of second degree burglary Friday. Heath pleaded guilty to seconct degree burglary in connection with a break-in of a Shelton home July 12, 1957 and was given a suspend- ed sentence at that time. He was later arrested and sen- tenced to the State Reformatory at Monroe from King County ann tyfter being relased to King Coun- Jail. He was brought here to frce a parole violation clmrge ,hen he was released by King county. J}ldge Charles V, rright, in im- posing the suspended sentence, said he was taking the action be- cause Heath was apparently un- der parole supervision from his pa- role from Monroe. ALL NEW GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN THE APPLIANCE DEPARTMENT OH THE FIRST FLOOR 12 Pound Gap. 3 Wash Temp. 2 Rinse Temp. 2 Cycles All Porcelain Tub ..FILTER FL0.. \\; Model WA 650 FREEZ 8.8 ca. ft. G. E. Upright $28800 2.5 ca' ft. Upright ,o,, o.,.o,,, 00188oo 12 cu. ft. Chest 17 co. f,. 23 ,u. ft. Chest SPECIAL ,, PLACE SETTING $r16800 G, E, MOBILEMAID DISHWASHER I I I I I 63 MODEL CLOSEOUTS Top d The Line Autom4i Washer-Save=llO At........... 278  23 INCH TABLE HODEL TV-Deluxe-one only 23 INCH DELUXE COIISOLE Remote Control 19800 annnlin im | n n a ,,..,o,o,., 28 23 INCH CONSOLE Loboy Stylin[  o . . . . . . . . . 198 oo ALL OF THE ABOVE MERCHANDISE GARRY THE FULL G, E, WARRANTY AHD WILL BE DELIVERED AND INSTALLED. 1 I I I I ] J III I I EASY CREDIT-HO MONEY DOWN FIRST PAYMENT AFTER THE 15th OF NOV. I I I 'llll I . ............ ." SPECIAL HILLEB'S DAYS PRICES OH ALL HERCHAHDISE- COHE IN AND SEE T "r iSHLTO AD so co. 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