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Page Four Nations! Fire Mrs. Harold Adolph Visits With Uncle I Mrs. Harold Adolph, nee Kattie Carstairs, of Normal, Illinois, neice of Joseph Carstairs, made a1 brief visit here on Sunday at her. uncle’s home. She also visited the’ home of Mr. and Mrs. MelpDob~l son. Mrs. Adolph is west on busi-I ness. She was accompanied here! by J. E. Frail, her cousin, who is, a teacher at Lincoln High in Ta- coma. i l l l DON’T CLOTHES AT HOME! Don‘t take l chances Fire Strikes in Midst of Flood At height of the flood in Salinas, Kans., when the Smoky Hill river , flowed three feet deep through parts of the city, fire broke out in i Claflin Hall, city park recreation building, burning it p of the water. flew to the level i . v. » vi with fire by dry clean- a t and log your clothes Be avoid danger of explo- sions and painful burns by sending all your cleaning to our mod- ern plant. Our prices home. safe CLEAN YOUR \ are reasonable; transportation service is f a s t; the workers leave the your clothes are clean- States. ed erfectl . p y tions at the local office i duty Yard at Honolulu. l State t h e l V’Vashington Mason County Steam and Laundry and Dry Cleaners Phone 88 Olympia. m. additional any of these positions. tional industry classes. Guard Your Home Against Fire With SAFE WIRING Don’t expose your Home, your Dear Ones and your Valuables to fire by careless or unexpert. wiring in your home H ' HAVE YOUR WIRING CHECKED MAKE YOUR HOME, SAFE Have wall plugs installed at convenient places and eliminate dangerous, unsightly extensions. INFORMATION and ESTIMATES Gl'adly Supplied SHELTON ELECTRIC co. Govey Building B. W. Soper, ‘Prop. Phone 154-VW 4-of-d-kz'na’ FREAK FIRES. Actual happening: with a moral for 1 Sun focused through goldfish bowl sets fire to curtains Sun glasses fire shavings packed around tennis tourney prize 2 K * . Sun reflected by auto mirror sets cushion on the. Sheet music fired by sun focusing through window pane "17m never can tell”—- so why not insure adequately N OW? M. C. (Neil) ZINTHEO REAL ESTATE INSURANCE Phones: Office 157 — Residence 183-W Title Insurance Building ers are needed on this job. expenses will paid and salaries start as soon as United Further information can be obtained regarding these posi- of the Employment Service at 522 Capitol Way The Employment Ser- vice representative can be con- tacted at the Court House Shelton every Tuesday between the hours of 8:00 a. m. and 4:00 p. He will gladly furnish any information regarding Alice Helenius, manager of the. local office states that they are still recruiting trainees for na- This in- struction is for jobs in the air- craft and ship building industries. IWANNA SEE HAWAII? EXPENSES ‘ l PAID, JOB GUARANTEEDgflEADl‘: The United States Navy De- partment is recruiting workers for in the Pearl Harbor Navy Laborers and helpers, as well as skilled work- >All be in in l l v l l l l l .is Ben E. Ehrlichman of Seattle, operator, fitter, automobile mech- ‘ the United I l Mrs. Helenius states that appli-l cants for this training must be in; good physical condition and have: their birth certificates. ‘ Here Are More, Too Mrs. Helenius also states that the following list of jobs are avail-. able at the present time to work—l ers who can qualify . . . A col-i lege teacher of economics . . . a tabulating machine operator . . a general all-round accountant . floor moulders . . . a planer' operator and milling machine op- erators . . . a nurse maid to care for 2 young children . . . a steno- grapher . . . a lumber yard man- i ager . . . a mechanical draftsmani . a circular head saw operator . . a credit clerk in a department store . . . a male cook . . . dish washer. “These are only samples of the: jobs that are coming into the Em- ployment Service every day, says Mrs. Helenius, “and persons in- terested in employment at this time would do well to contact the Employment Office." United States Civilian volun- teers for the British Civilian Tech- nical Corps will be sought in thisl district, Manager Alice Helenius' of the "Olympia office of ~the'Wash- ington State Employment Service told the Shelton-Mason County Journal today. Agent For B.C.T.C. :, The Washington State Employ~‘ ment Service has been designated} as the place Where persons inter- and a; raise 25,000,000 seedlings. I I . seedlings will be transplanted on: lie-ve that. deep down 111 have , hearts ‘controlled fires ljunior forests . Washington are SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL lion: STATE LUMBEEMEEANNoENCE STEADEAST DESIRE TO K E E P WASHINGTON ROADSIDES GREEN I study reveals some startling facts: By Roderic Olzendam, Public Relations Counsel West Coast Lumbermen’s Association. l (Tacoma News—Tribune digest of an address given at the Wenatchee convention of the Washington State Good Roads Association). The lunlbermen of Washingtoni desire to cooperate with all in— terested people in an honest ef—l fort to restore and preserve road-i side beautye —.a very definite part of Keeping Washington Green. W'e , are acting in the following speci- fic ways: (1) At a very considerable ex- pense we have started a 42-acre Forest Industry Tree Nursery be-I tween Tacoma and Olympia, where in the next five years We will I A forest areas where fires . side beauty eek 1. 569'; of all the :orest fires in the area studied, started with- in 100 feet of a highway. 2. 88% of all man-caused for.- est fires in this area started with— in 1,320 feet of a highway. 3. Only 12% of the fires started more than 1,320 feet from a high— way. These facts established beyond question that the people who trav- el the highways and the byways of Washington are the great destroy— ers of roadside beauty, for roac- is transformed into roadside ugliness enemy of Washington state FIRE. This study shows that our citi- zens, while they claim to glory in These, our big treesrr— and I honestly be- their they really do want to burned and reburned, destroying 5 Keep Washington Greenw have al- thc natural seed source. will be set out on other tracts where the lumbermen did not leave enough natural seed sourc- es when they harvested the ma- ture timberfi spired tops to the sun to cover up areas blackened by fires set by the tosses cigarcts of passing motorists, or by campfires left by unthinking people. Some of the trees from this nursery will be planted by those private land lowners along the roadsides~firs hemlock, spruce, cedar, and a few other species will be available for restoring roadside green-ness. (2) There are 3,700,000 acres in the state of Washington of second growth forests of varying ages and species growing on land froml .which the timber crop has been harvested, or where years ago un- burned. These have grown seed scattered by trees left after harvesting, or they were plantedl by hand. The lumbermcn initiating the formation of what might be call- ed “The Pacific Northwest Tree Farm System.” It is contem- plated that the state will be dl—l Member-l ship in “The Pacific Northwest‘ vided into forest areas. Tree Farm System” will be .open to all private land owners willing to sign a simple agreement to the effect that they will do every-l thing they can to. keep their for- est acres growing trees —A- that they will practice tree farming. Criticisms Has anybody said that Washington are They have. In western Washing- ton private land owners have been lambasted by a lot of people be,- cause of the appearance of some of the landscape bordering the highways. They have been criti— cized because of the manner in which timber has been cut along ested in the British Civilian Tech- nical Corps can come and securel complete information, Mrs. Helen- ius said. . The advisor for the British Civ-i ilian Technical Corps in this state i an outstanding figure in the civic affairs of the Pacific Northwest. In a letter which he sent Mrs.l Helenius, Mr. Ehrlichman pointed! out that‘the British Civilian Tech- nical Corps has received the ap- proval of the United States Gov- ernment through the personal en— dorsement of President Roosevelt. Already hundreds of volunteers have been accepted from the eastern part of the United States.l Many are already in England do- ing duty. . Many Positions Available 1 The British-Civilian Technical Corps which is recruiting- Ameri- can ,volunteers, is open to quali- fied male, citizens, between the ages of: 18 a“d 50. Positions avail— able are. tlaose,;ol'. .l'adio mechanic, electrician, machineutool setter orl anic, ,mctail worker, instrumentl repairerhengine. room artificer, ordnance artificer, electrical arti- ficer, watch makers, meter mech- anics and sound engineers. Mr. Ehrlichman stated that if States Governmentl should require the services of any- mem'bcz' of the British Civilian Technical Corps, the British Gov-l ernment has agreed to release him. immed‘ately. He stated further that local draft boards have been. authorized by National Headquar-' ters of the United States Selec~ tive Sirvicc System to defer mcm-l bers of tllc Civilian Technical Corps by placing them in Class« II-B. I 0‘ PAINT HELPS" To I. J l Unprotected Wood Dries out and becomes lnore susceptible to Fire than Painted Surfaces. Paint keeps wood in good con— dition and less likely to catch fire as well as beautifying your Home and Property. DUNNIN G PAINT SHOP Featuring Famous PITTSBURGH PAINTS 120 S. 3rd St. Phone 488 i l l l l l out, evaluation of this problem is that' some of the highways. Private land owners are in the dog house. They are even blamed for» the for the tin cans, blamed for the unsightly joints. pletelv guilty, what? These critics seldom mention the fact that many of the areas which look badly along our high— ways look that way because of Are they com- and, if so, for ,the fires which have burned and reburned these areas, fires start— ed by the carelessness of the peo- ple who travel the highways and .byways of Washington. They al— so overlook the fact that thel young seedlings which are com- ing up through the ferns and the underbrush take approximately 10 years to put in an appearance that is clearly visible to the mo- torist traveling at high or low speeds through our scenic spots. It ought not to be overlooked that it was, in many cases. the tax revenue and payroll money de- rived from the harvesting of these trees that went into the building of many of the state’s original highways. ‘ Tax Question In arriving at a well rounded, fair to everybody solution of this problem we should bear in mind that in many instances the private land owner has been paying taxes on the timber along some of the highways for 50 years, taxes on top of his original investment. We should not lose sight of the fact that roadside timber is often need- ed to round out a program of a perpetual operation to keep a nearby mill, paying out wages and salaries and dividends and taxes, and furnishing forest prod- ucts continuously. Again, the economic pressure on the private land owner to cut his roadside timber is very great because this timber is very often the most val- uable the private land owner has —valuable because it is easy to |,cut and easy to transport. Those who say that the indivi- dual private land owner should leave long and wide strips of valuable timber along the high- ways are entirely overlooking the fact that, in essence, they are asking this individual to make a very generous contribution to roadside. beauty—a contribution which may very easily amount to $100,000. No matter how much state pride :1 private land owner may have (and many of them have a great deal), this is expect— ing more than most of us have. Another factor that we should bear in mind when we give an all well -rounded, fair minded many believe there should be 110 big trees close by the highways becaUSe of the very dangerous fac- tor of falling timber which is involved. Fire Problem The Pacific Northwest Exper- iment station made a very signi‘ ficant study of fire control in They will raise their‘ l from l of! the highways and byways of westerni unattractive ? l graveyards of old jalopies, blamed] l l l latulay most interested in for- Theyl most no appreciation of the fact that the future of Washington Statemher payrolls, her taxes, (li- ' vidends, tourist business, output of forest products, and roadside b‘eauty-flrcsts squarely in her jun— ior forests. The lumbermcnrof this State frankly shoulder their full sharp of the bland: for the appearance 01' certain roadside areas in this State. 'Thc correction of past er- rors and the prevention of future scars should, we feel, be dealt with on a cooperative State-wide basis of ownership. ownership '? And now comes the climax: the general highway traveling public started 2.795 roadside fires be- Washington state. These fires ravaged the beauty of Washington highways. Huge Tree Farm Washington state is a huge tree arm of approximately 24,000,000 I acres of forest growing land. 46% lot these forest growing acres are owned by the federal government: l45’/( by private individuals with {small and large holdings; 6% by the state government: and 39; by local, county and municipal governments. In other words. 55% of this tree farm is owned by government, in one form or an» other. And so, if we are going to 'deal with this matter on a fair and equitable basis. it would seem that state, federal and private land owners should each assume its proper share of responsibility for restoring beauty as quickly as it is economically and physically possible, and for preventing future damage on all the areas. l With these facts in mind, the lWest Coast Lumbermen’s associa- tion invites the Washington State Good Roads association, the Wash- l ington State Highway department, Ithe United States Forest service. the Federated Women's clubs and the Keep Washington Green com- mittee to each send 8. represent— ative to meet with 3. represent- ative of the lumber industry. The purpose of these meetings I will be to explore with the great— est care all the points that I have I f l merely hinted so sketchily, and to loutline a policy and a 10 year , program to restore and to preserve the roadside beauty of Washing~ ton——-beauty which has been de- troyed because fires have burned and reburned the lands bordering I our highways, or because of past shortsighted cutting practices. F.D.R. Froclaiims Oct. 5-11 As Fire l Prevepflon Week' President Roosevelt has pro-. claimed October 5 to 11 as Fire Prevention Week, according to regional forester Lyle F. Watts, of the department or agriculture. “The week is dedicated to pro- tectlon from all fires that threat- en homes and industries, but the forest protection agencies are, fast fires.” Watts stated. “Here in the Pacific Northwest the rec- ord is good so far, but the sea- son is not necessarily over. fires have occurred and November." About the middle of July the prospects for a good season Were not hopeful, according to Watts. Lightning set 1.015 fires in 10 days, most of them in one 48- hour period. chiefly at‘this time, which burned 21,281 acres protected by the for- est service. That is eight one, hundredths of one percent of the total acreage, which is a little less than the permissable loss. The weather has helped, but fast work by the protection agencies during these critical days un- questionably kept the area burn- ed to this small proportion. .“Only 184 of the Forest Ser- vice s fires were man-caused. That Is a rec0rd," Watts said. “Last year, which was not a bad sea- son, 457 were man-caused. Again ‘weather must get some of the credit, but the campaigns to keep Oregon and Washington green and the cooperation of the public doubtless aided in keeping the score low.” Bad in October Bordeaux P.-T.A. Viz" Meet on Thursday Afternoon The. Bordeaux Parent-Teacher Assoc1atlon will meet this Thurs— day afternoon at the Bordeaux school. The program will be pre- sented by the second grade pupils. Mrs. Lawrence Burrell will talk 3n Mental Hygiene. The hostesses Wlll be the mothers of the second graders. The Girl Scouts will pre- sent their cake at this meeting. Arrangements have also been made for the Girl Scouts to care for the younger children at the western Snohomishhcounty. ~LThis . $911091 house during the meeting. . _ .u. -- ..._. cxk -_ a by the great! l l l WILLIAM STEVENSON, What is that “ tween 1936 and 1940 inclusive in' Fires were started| civic good resulting, this week in fitting fashion. equipment. i called to their attention. comparatively small. l . l i Fires have cost the l per month for the past ten years, lfigures computed by Fire (Thief ll)ean Carmen from his records rc- veal. I . l The most disastrous year in l l red demon. So far during 1941 the from flames here has been $5,500, with three months yet to go. Al- ready, despite the fact that one fourth of the year still remains, 1941 has set a new record for the number of fires ansvvered by the city’s volunteer fire department. Forty-two times already this year the department has been summon- ed to douse fires of one kind or another. A table computed by Fire Chief Carmen showing loss from fires .and number of fires in the past ten years follows: es of fire in the home were listed 1. Cigarette. Careless smoking is a chief cause of home fires; lNever smoke in bed. On dry leaves and brush, discarded smok~ of all forest fires. lighted butts from your car. 2. Home Dry Cleaning. home use of flammable liquids is dangerous. Gasoline vapor is treacherous and ignites readily. l Use non-flammable cleaning fluids or call the dry cleaner. 3. Kerosene Lamp. If ever- 'turned or placed too close to {combustible materials suéh lamps loften start serious fires. Never ,fill them or store kerosene for lthem in the house. Quickening .fires in stoves with kerosene is isheer folly. 4. Firecrackers. Homes are de— l stroyed and children are killed and 1 electric l maimed in shocking numbers each year by the unregulated use ‘of fireworks. Only experts should be allowed to discharge them. ISparklers are also dangerous. 5. Electric Iron. The liron is a frequent cause of home fires. Turn it off whenever you go out of the room. Otherwise it may be forgotten and set fire to . your house. 6. Excelsior. Flammable rub- bish is the number one hazard of homes. -The least spark will ignite it and it is an efficient fire spreader. Never leaVe it in lclosets, hallways, under stairs or anywhere where it may block exit during a fire. It should be stored in covered metal barrels, removed as frequently as pos- 3 sible. i 7. Bridged Fuse. The fuse box iis the safety valve of your elec~ Ptric circuit. If abused in this lway it no longer functions and 'a simple short circuit may de- lstroy your home. Dangerous ov— icrloading of your wiring is per— imitted by this coin. Respect I--. _ DON'T TRIFLE WITH LUCK, I N S U R E Against F I R E You may think you were Born Lucky, but maybe tomorrow your home will be destroyed by fire . . . What Then? Check up on your Fire Protec- tion. Let’s get together and see how much you need and how much it will cost. W. A. MAGOON 325 Railroad Phone 115 s PROCLAMATION I l Because of the interest shown in previous years, and the l and also because of in , national defense. I, as mayor of the City of Shelton, do proclaim , should never be plac the week of October 6 to 12 as FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, ' bustible container. and earnestly urge th e people of the'City of Shelton to observe Real fire prevention means not only the elimination of fire causes and accumulations of rubbish, construction and the installation of approved fire extinguishing Each year the life and property loss from fire in this country has shown an increase over the previous year. need for real fire prevention work is becoming more and more apparent, not only to fire department officials, but to the gen- eral public. The majority of people are willing to correct un- l FIRES COST $522 PER MONTH IN SHELTON; 1941 SETS NEW . RECORD FOR NUMBER OF FIRES residents your fuse protection and save your ‘ l of Shelton an average of 33522 home. i l i that period occurred in 1939 when l dren. the fire loss in Shelton totalled, alone in the house. $17,245, while the lowest lose forlcs are often ignited accidentally, a full year was in 1933 when butl even by adults. $740 was charged against ‘ the much safer. l loss posed lath is easily ignited. Holes , basement fire Fire No. Alarms ; Year Losses Answered , 1931 ............ _.$ 3930.00 19 ' 1932 7927.00 30 1933 740.00 26 1934 ............ .. 1417.00 34 ' 1935 1633.00 36 1936 6704.00 31 , 3 1937 2095.00 36 I1938 13932.00 38 .1939 17245.00 32 1940 ............ .. 6986.00 37 The twelve most common caus—l by Fire Chief Carmen as followsr ing materials cause one quarter: Never throw‘ Any 1 9?! "S: i In farms under 3 a0 “ nia leads all the Sta with 6,576 farmers that size or less. is 2,051 less than S 1930 Census. its importance to take an uneven ifire. Thousands of 'i burned annually by ,th,‘ I 12. Spark-Burn on'IW but good building . gled roof. The thfl'fi lcause of home fires 15. lOf the great conflagm: ‘1900, wooden roofs , fire over half. The' ml The gles blow off and S9“, of feet, dropping t0~ fires on other roofs. E .. l "V, AH“ C l safe conditions and eliminate unnecessary fire hazards when L Shelton's losses from fire have been Let us keep up this fine record. I d a F I'd Mayor sui‘ 8. Matches. These are the strike—anywhere kind. Children burn themselves to death by the hundreds playing with them. Keep them out of reach of small chil— level‘ have small children Such match- Safety matches 9. Neglect of Easement. Exi- in cellar flames from bu rning ceilings allow rubbish or other to get into the walls. Wall spaces act as flues and spread fires through the house. Most home fires start in basements. Plug all vertical op- enings with non—combustible ma- terials. 10. Chimney. Defective chim- neys and heating apparatus to— gether cause the greatest num- v” .‘ ’ “I Are the result of 11? Cleaning. It ha? , Do It the Safe Way " Your Cleaning, SHELTQ ber of home fires. Inspect your cat the chimney each year. If dirty. have '- , l‘_ Ur Cal it cleaned by a professional. Check Ilaundry , your heating apparatus before starting it each fall. Rusted met- al smoke pipes should be re- placed. 11. Ashes in W’oodcn Container. Ashes, even apparently cold ones, CLEAN. 117 No. ist. I. Delivery Sel’V‘ fires, but there is only one way to. teet yourself against fires . . . andt is with insurance. I ' Investigate your insurance complied . . . be fully covered: .LOUIS WEINEL, Agent 'A 123 Railroad Avenue Phone 30 Low UPKEEP: BEAUTIF PERMANENT! Don't give fire a head start! Be sure to specif Blocks when building your Home! Cement 3‘ not only Fireproof, but they are the only 59; v material that will combine beauty and econ” utmost safety. Also Cement Block Homes havé Insurance Costs. Inquire today Shelton Concrete Prod“ 7th and Mechanic Street P" '