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0531’ A ' 2 unch Tag ,rScheduled day by PTA , ‘ rolled around to the Where that annual . project staged by h] P.-T. A. to jack , “alleles in its hot-lunch ' lhe CAT}: ' )NES Clem end up” “It is the tag sale the )D you 1 ‘ul! P.-T. A. stage each (1 Annual > Will be held this Fri- :' "' the direction of a headed by Mrs. Rol- d we h! L A large part of gear l'ship of the Lin— will assist in the Which will be con— doWntown streets. ': Innis district will he , canvassed by tag ‘1 Detlestrians on tch be asked to give “"1 they can afford 1" A. hot lunch fund 0% warm noon meals ' " attending Lincoln l ‘1 who live too far ‘0 home for their “"338 meals are offer- . clliltlren unable to - own lunches, at very “ms to children able ' them, r z _ , LEOY LS NAMED, ~mected Lincoln Cap- ‘ an Lee Morgan l'deaux Patrol \w . actiVe since school he- ', , ago, the schoolboy *LmCOln and Bordeaux 13 were officially or- i . l‘ the current school .. °1n patrol chose Bill a with Frank Stev- Minnick, Bob Cleve- Halstead, Ralph Wyer, Jim Skagen, bar, Bobby Ashley, 9. David Dotson, ker, Jack Murdock, Kerrheth Cardinal, v Owan, Jack Viale, .3. Stanley Erickson, Dper completing its x patrol organ as captain nel completed by John Henderson, Norman Buck, Billy Smith, Ivan Ruff, Donald Hansen, and Emmett -" patrol, since its ,e many years ago. V the remarkable rec- 1loving had an acci- a jurisdiction while ty. lia V is sponsored by the g Trophy Is lited Local ‘ . 1s Pin Team 1' \— IB Club of West Se- ted by twenty mem- , e15ts of the Shelton ,1“. Wednesday eve- howhon being in part ‘ llng trophy won by team in a state , last year. lam Sweeny led the tellt- Governor Theo nlong the group of Whom have sum- the bay. ‘gvas a stag affair lty gave way to hlunar and it was rseries of stunts un- of M. D. “Polly” Conducted a quiz 8 which several 10- ]; (to Visiting Kiwanians . thallSWer simple ques- "'~ ‘3 goats for amuse- \ sparty, sweetly on behalf of {OPFGSented the be- gh Inert Woods, lead- lheeltpn bowlers, and to thdlnner the party “he Shelton Bowling ' k .b yed two hours of , Program Tonight als'fbers of the Shel- teem take the stage put on their an— for the Chamber «btlon of the more Mfrs of the faculty '1‘ a meeting, which . -30 dinner at the fit Supt. H. E. Loop “who‘ll Vice Principal . Will direct the pro- OMLOOp giving the l t, metMr. Taylor show- fO ,, no “res, both tied to Bf ‘ . ~rfress in the schools hg' days. Musical ,. (Effered by mem- y. Newton Cook of Wbecame parents v son born at elected ' mill HERE; V yelected their captainS' doom. 0. o. . 60 PC l l L VOL. LV—NO. 81 RED CROSS IN Sewing Project Ill Sooial Security Building To Be Utilized Tomorrow is MTday for the Red Cross here. New headquarters for‘tlle Ma- son County chapter will be estab— lished in the Social Security build- ing at Sixth and Railroad in the quarters formerly occupied by the now The Red Cross war relief sew- ing project will move its scene of operations from Memorial Hall to the Social Security building at the same time, Mrs. Herbert Mil- ler, sewing project chairman, said today. The move is being made purely for convenience. The problem of financing heating in Memorial ,Hall for the sewing project has been bothersome ever since the project was begun, but since the Social Security building has to be heated anyway for the other of- fices which are maintained in it the move to the vacated quarters of the former VVPA sewing proj- ect was deemed adviseable both ifr'om the financial saving involv- ed and also because the quarters are better lighted and more suit- able for sewing work. The Red Cross sewing project sent out its largest shipment of articles for war relief use yester- day, Mrs. Miller reported today. Four large boxes of wearing ap- parel made by the project work- ers, including 15 layettes, 20 bath- robes, 47 girls dresses, five wo- men's dresses, 45 girls skirts, 15 shawls, 50 mufflers, 3O bedshirts, ten boys shirts, 20 boys sweaters, England in yesterday's shipment. need of another sewing machine or two, Mrs. Miller said, and can always place more women at work as there is still a lot of material to be made up to complete the quota for 1941, she added. Red Cross October Session On Monday The October meeting of the Mason County Red Cross chapter will be held at the courthouse next Monday evening at eight o'clock, Chapter Chairman Myron Lund announced today. Details of the 1941 roll call will form the chief item of busi- ness. OPERATION OF O‘UARTERMAST ER DEPOT OUT LINED Activians Hear Interesting EX- planation Of Army Depot Functions From Lieut. Robinson le STARTERS ST TSNONNSN Space Formerly Occ‘upied By W'PA « discontinued VVPA sewing- , project. 20 men’s sweaters,.five women’s son sweaters, and 27 pairs of men’s as operator of a men’s clothing wool socks, were dispatched for store in the Angle Building) for 17 S. E. 86TH RTLAND. OREGQV l i The six county—owned automo— ‘biles available to elective county officers for transportation on their official county duties rolled up a total of 9,609 miles during Sept- ember, thc first monthly record kept by the county on these ma- tchines shows. The monthly records were be- lgun after the board of commis» sioners passed ‘quiring such accounting be made of the use of the six public-owned vehicles. Commissioner Vincent Paul was the most prolific traveler of the six county officials, totalling 2661 miles during the month on his rounds of official duties. Deputy Sheriff Fred Hickson was second ,with 2,117 miles. Commissioner Robert Trenck- mann’s report is a bit inaccurate due to the fact that the speed- ometer on his car broke on Sept— ‘ember 25 and for the balance of lthe month the mileage was not "recorded on it. However, his to- tal was second only to that of School Supt. J. E. Martin for the ileast travel in the month at 1176 miles. a resolution re-v Supt. Martin used up only 604. miles of tires and gas, but his gas mileage was only 13 miles to the gallon. His car is the oldest of the six vehicles for which records are being kept, but yesterday the commissioners took that situation into consideration in deciding to replace the superintendent's car. Commissioner Fred Ferris trav- eled 1375 miles and Sheriff Gene Martin 1676 miles during the month. In all, the six county owned cars used up 645.5 gallons of gasoline for an average of. slightly under 15 miles per gal- lon, although this is not an ac- curate figure due to the Trenck- mann speedometer trouble. Com- missioner Ti'enckmann used 121 gallons of gas during the month,' his report said. Repairs to the six machines were negligible during the month, Commissioner Paul reporting the installation of a dimmer bulb. Deputy Hickson the replacement of two windshield wiper blades, and Commissioner Trenckmann the repair to his speedometer at less than $3. ALASKA’S REPUTATION FOR HIGH PRICES ONLY PARTLY DESERVED That commonly-held belief that! Alaska is a country of exhorbitant prices is only partly the truth, reports Charles Baker, Shelton {Valley resident who arrived home from Anchorage last weekend. It’s true insofar as rent, board and room goes and for restaurant meals and for foodstuffs such as ‘milk and fresh vegetables which are difficult to get, but clothing is cheaper than down here “in the states," Mr. Baker says. “I bought water repellants from shoes to hats from Paddy Morri— (Sheltonians remember him less than I could haVe bought The sewing project is Still inlthe same articles in Seattle,” the Shelton man related. Worked At Army Base Mr. Baker worked on the new U. S. Army base being construct- ed at Anchorage all summer ail-1‘. was headed for home August 25 with an hour to get his train (yep, we do mean train) when he was stopped on the street and made such an inticing offer to go into the interior to work at a big placer gold mine in the Ophir region in the Yukon Territory for a. month to replace a sick man that he stayed over. He expects to return next spring (having been promised his fare by plane from Seattle) and in the event that he should be caught and unable to get out next winter he inquired about the winter weather in the Ophir re- gion from the veteran woman postmaster at McGrath. 35 Below Mild “Well, last winter we only had four or five days of real cold weather, got down to sixty be- low, but after that it warmed up and we had nice, mild weather and all sorts of sports as it didn’t drop belOw 35 the rest of the winter,” she replied. l Despite the high cost of cat- ing and housing a man can really total of 4300 instruments filings put aside some money in Alaska were recorded here, an exact equal as wages are high, too, in the north country, Mr. Baker said. He reported that Paddy Morri- son is doing splendidly in business venture in Anchorage and brought back a snapshot of instruments have been filed with the former Shelton store proprie- tor with a mess of 37 giant trout he had caught in the Rushing River, some 70 miles by plane from Anchorage. “A poor day" was the description Morrison had written on the back of the pic- ture. Baker explained that there is no catch limit in Alaska for sports fishing, a condition which is beginning to bring about a. de- pletion of the rivers and lakes due to the heavy play fishing is getting from the servicemen now stationed in Alaska. Some of the problems which confront the purchasing agency which serves the Army, the Quar— termaster Depot, were related to Activians last night by Lieut. Walter Robinson of the Army Quartermaster Depot in Seattle. The tremendous expansion Of the past year, which has seen the Seattle depot increase from quar- ters which occupied three rooms and one small pier to its pres- ent space of one five-story build- ing, two large piers and the en- tire building formerly occupied by the Ford assembly plant, were pictured by Lieut. Robinson for the clubmen. “And still we are badly crowd- ed,” he said, “even with 600,000 square feet of storage space We need considerably more room." Supply All Northwest Troops He explained that the Seattle depot is the central agency thru which supplies for all Army troops now stationed in Alaska and all cantonments in the Northwest are purchased and distributed. The depot has chartered 16 ships to keep the Alaska troop outposts supplied. During Sept" ember these ships carried 66,000 tons of supplies to the Alaska posts, he said. “Such rapid expansion cannot but help lose some immediate ef- ficency," he pointed out, “but we have installed office machin- ery which greatly eases the tre- mendous burden of paper work which bound the Army in the last World War. This is one of the ways we are helping to stream- line the Army today so that it will be the best fed, best clothed. best transported, best equipped and best housed in the world." PEGGY KLASELL ILL Word was received here laSt, night that Miss Peggy Ann Klas- ell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Klasell. had been stricken with appendicitis yesterday and had been removed from Washington State College to the hospital at Colfax. Her parents left last night to be with her. Remembering Our Hospital The Shelton General Hospital, which is kee l l l 'TNSTNUN ‘ Fl l IN GS AT 7 PEAK AGAlN. SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, October 9, 1941. County Officials Travel 9,609 Mile_s_D_l_tring Month ENT Buying Returns To Pro-Depression Levels; 100,000 Instruments Have‘Been Recorded Now At Auditor’s Office Records of 100,000 instrument filings now repose in the Mason| County auditor’s office, that mark' having been reached late Tues- day afternoon, and with it was disclosed the fact that filings have again climbed, and will this year surpass, the highest level reach— ed in pro-depression days. Checking back over the records of instrument filings as carried on the auditor’s fee and cash books, a Journal reporter dis— l l l I no his of the ‘thirties.’ covered yesterday that the first such record to be found for Ma- son County is dated November 16, 1888, a mortgage bearing the names of C. V. Dunbar and wife as grantors and B. F. Smith as grantee. That instrument was numbered 577, so apparently the record even antidates that date, although no record of the 576 missing instruments/could be lo- cated yesterday. 1929 Peak Reached Yearly comparisons of the mber of instrument filings here is interesting. During 1940 a of the total for 1929, generally taken as the peak year of Ameri- can business before the depression So far in the present year 4081 the auditor’s office here, with the Christmas season still to come, indicating that 4300 peak will be far surpassed in 1941’s total. The depression can be easily noted in the annual totals of filings during the 1930’s. Follow- ing the 1929 peak, the total drop-l ped to 3051 in 1930 and skidded to a low of 1744 in 1933, after which a steady climb took place until 1938, which was the real de- pression in Shelton business due to the shutdowns of local mills, strikes, etc. '” Toagh Year in 1938 1937 had seen 4185 instrumentsl I OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT—Chamber of Com— merce October meeting, 6:30 dinner, Shelton Hotel, annual school program. review, 7 :30 Timber offices. ‘ TONIGHT—Commercial bowling, p.m., leys. 'FRIDAY—City league bowling, 7 and 9 p.m., bowling alleys. FRIDAY~—Moosc Lodge dance, 9 p.m., Moose Hall. FRIDAY~Annual Lincoln P.-T. A. hot lunch fund tag sale. FRIDAY—Prep football, 8 p.m., Roosevelt Field in Bremerton, Shelton vs. Bremerton. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 a.m., courthouse. SATURDAY—Deadline for de- positing football sweepstakes ballots, 10 a. m., ballot boxes at L. M., Munro's, Wilson’s Cafe, Journal, and Ralph's Grocery (Hillcrest). MONDAY—Women’s league bowling, 8:15 p.m., bowling al- leys‘. MONDAY—Eagles aerie week- ly meeting, 8 p.m., Moose Hall. MONDAY—Observance of Co- lumbus Day, bank, public of- fices closing. MONDAY—Public installation of new DeMolay Chapter officers, 8 p.m., Masonic Temple. MONDAY—October meeting of the Red Cross chapter, 8 p.m., courthouse. TUESDAY—County commission- ers weekly meeting, 10 a.m., courthouse. TUESDAY—Kiwanis club lunch- eon meeting, noon, Shelton Ho- tel. W.E.A. lNS'l‘lTU’lE BRINGS STUDENTS EXTRA VACATION Teachers Going To Tacoma Mon- day For Annual Dist. Pro- gram; Martin Presides p.m., McCleary league bowling al- School students in Shelton and Mason County will enjoy an extra day’s vacation from their studies this weekend while their teachers attend the annual Mason - Thurs- ton-Pierc edistrict W.E.A institute in Tacoma. County School Supt. J. E. Mar- tin is scheduled to preside over the afternoon session, which is to include a message from Mrs. Pearl Wanamaker, state superin- tendent of Public Instruction, and a talk on a subject entitled “Death or Taxes” by Geoffrey Morgan. former legislator, educator, lec- turer and public relations coun- selor from Santa Monica, Calif, filed, then suddenly the total Advancement Program plummeted to 3185 in 1938. Then For Scouts Starting the comeback started with 3,- 948 in 1939 and last year’s 4300 This evening starts a new sea- following, son of activity insofar as ad- Back in the early days of in- Vancements are concerned for strument recording the totals ran Shelton and Mason County Boy likethis: 663 in 1900, up to 1184 Scouts for a board of review is to in 1910, uttle change in the next be held at 7:30 o’clock in the Mc- ten years with 1088 in 1915 and Cleary Timber offices to prepare 1381 in 1920, up to 2794 in 1925 for next week's court of honor, and after that the rapid growth the firSt 0f the season- as the pulp mill came and popula- Advancement Chairman Frank tion boomed HGUSton 0f the Mason CO“.th (115- In the eight year period between trict of the Tumwater Council 1893 and 1901 only 5,200 instru. will preside over both the review ments were med, while almost board and the honor court- that many will be filed in the single year of 1941. GIRL SERIOUSLY ILL Instruments as referred to herel Donna Jean White, 13’ daugh- included papers recording all con- ter of Mrs. Charles Ferguson of tracts of sales of real and per- Shelton, is in Shelton Hospital sonal Property. mortgages, notes,l under medical observation with deeds! and Slmuar types Of papers’ ' a case of appendicitis. No visit- 'W ors are being allowed. P.U.D. 1 Boosts 1942 Budget; Sum Set At $23,300 Public Utility District No. 1 roved a final 1942 budget total- ing abreast of the most modern trends in medical service and is just now completing another ex- pansion of its facilities to keep pace with the community needs, was aided last week by a dona- tion of $2,000 by the Mason County Logging Company, and this week by check for another substantial $1,000 from Mrs. Joseph Bordeaux of Seattle, widow of the late Joseph Bordeaux who was one of the founders of the Mason County Logging Company. The Bordeauxs were early resi- dents of Shelton for many being educated in the Shelton schools. years, their children The‘Mason County Logging Company, while closing its mill and logging camps after nearly fifty years of successful operations in Mason and Thurston counties, will continue for some years to come, disposing of its mill and logging equip- ment and handling its large accumulation of lands and other properties. It is a fine gesture that the concerns which have continued through the years and largely Prospered, while affording steady employment to men in. health and aiding not forgotten the continuing them in sickness, have needs of the commun- ities in which they have struggled through advers- lty 1:0 prosperity, and have made. contribution to- ward the future support of the institutions even after the end of active operations and though no longer directly concerned in public health needs. fl—w I l ling $23,300, according to infor- mation mailed The Journal yes- terday by Miss Jean Main, auditor for the district. Operation and maintenance is listed at $9,400; salaries and wages at $7,000; bond interest and redemption at $4,800; and capital outlay at $2,000 for the $23,300 total expenditures. Income matching the expendi- tures is estimated to come from revenue from sale of the district’s electricity from a two-mill tax levy for current expense purpos- es, and another two-mill levy for retirement of general obligation bonds. The 1942 budget is $3,150 high- er than the 1941 budget of $20,- 150, the increases being $1000 in salaries and wages and $2,150 in operation and maintenance. Pioneer Resident Of Shelton Dies Monday Death Monday at Hoquiam of Mrs. Isabella Oakland, 58, claim- ed an early Shelton resident and relative of several present Shel- ton residents. . She was the daughter of Mrs. Helen Forrest .and a sister of Mrs. Katherine Francken and Joseph Forrest of Shelton and Robert Forrest, now of Tacoma, but a former Sheltonian, and Mrs. Helen Leque of Hoquiam and Mrs. Ethel Wagner of Vesta. Her hus- band and son, Howard, Jr., also survive. Deceased was born in Minne- sota and came to Mason County with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Forrest, in 1888, just be- fore Statehood. Her early life was spent in Shelton, until her marriage to Howard Oakland, and her home ever since has been in Hoquiam. Funeral services were held this afternoon. plus a performance by the Puy— 3111113 high school girls' glee club. CLUB ELECTIONS HELD AT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Several club elections have been commissioners Monday night ap- held at Irene S_ Reed high school during the past week, with the following results: HONOR SOCIETY—E. A. Duy- ff, faculty advisor—Jean Briggs, president; Betty Lou Macke. Vlce- president; Ella Marie Robertson, secretary-treasurer. New mem- bers of the society were initiated at a party held last Friday after school. PEP CLUB—Miss Regis Jones, faculty advisor—Dixie Simmons, president; Kay O’Neil, vice-presi- dent; Ruth Rowe, secretary - treasurer; and 'Kay Stensager, sergeant-at-arms. GIRLS’ CLUB—Miss Elizabeth Montgomery, faculty advisor Sue Abeyta, president; Nita King, vice-president; Dulcie Compton, recording secretary; Shirlie Crait, treasurer. The officers and Miss Montgomery will attend the semi- annual Southwest Washington conference of high school girls clubs at Centralia next Saturday at which Miss Abeyta will give a talk on "Business Life." The theme of the conference is to be “The World Today—Miss Ameri- ca Views the Future.” GIRLS’ ATHLETIC ASS'N — Mrs. Margaret Hakola, faculty ad- visormMargean Berets, president; Alice Attwood, vice-president; Beth Fortnum, secretary; Wanda Howard, treasurer. The G.A.A. is now engaged in its annual soc- cer league program. Mrs. Danielson Here For Hospitalization Mr. and Mrs. Claude Danielson came last night from Coulee Dam and Mrs. Danielson, who has been in poor health for the past month, has entered the Shelton Hospital for observation and treatment. Mr. Danielson reports that he is kept busy in his new job in charge of the power system of Grand Coulee City. TONIGHT—Boy Scout board of i l l Beauty Project Best Civic Improvement In State, Ass'n Decides Garden Club’s Railroad Avenue Project Earns Top Ranking From State Federation Of Garden Clubs Shelton’s beautification of Rail- road Avenue, carried out through the efforts of the Shelton Garden Club with the assistance of splen- did public cooperation and sup- port, comprised the finest civic limprovement made during the year in any project sponsored by ,the 160 members of the Wash- 'ington State Federation of Gar- den Clubs, Shelton Garden Club officers were notified today. Notification of the award was received in a letter written by Mrs. Abby Henderson Kidweli, .chairman of the awards commit- tee for the State Federation, in which she stated: “In the Civic Improvement Con— test the Awards Committee is happy to report that the First lPrize has been awarded to the Shelton Garden Club of Shelton, Washington, for the completed ‘beautificationof the main street of Shelton.’ Scrapbook Landed “The Committee also commends the record book of the project, it is so cleverly illustrated and complete in text. It is a real contribution to the literature of the Washington Federation of Garden Clubs. Respectfully submitted, Abby Henderson Kidwell, Chairman Awards Committee Mrs. Gilbert D., Brown, Mrs. A. V. Shepherd. The Shelton Garden Club has not been informed whether the award is purely honorary or whe- ther there is some actual trophy or material reward for being awarded first place in the contest, an event staged annually by the State Federation to promote civic improvement projects by the 160 clubs affiliated with the Federa- tion. Rapid Completion Amazing The Railroad Avenue beautifica— tion project was taken up and pushed through to completion in a year and a half by the Garden Club after the idea has been dis- cussed and kicked around for years by other organizations in Shelton. A committee headed by Mrs. Emery W. Burley carried the brunt of the planning for the four-bleak improvement along the north side of Railroad Avenue, although virtually every member of the Garden Club had a hand in completing the big job in the amazingly short period. Splendid public support in the form of direct cash donations and support of numerous special pub— lic events staged by the Garden Club for the specific purpose of' raising money for the project. Other organizations likewise as- sisted the Garden Club in a work which had no known opponents. The Simpson Logging Company took over the entire expense of beautifying the full block between Second and Third streets and will carry the idea still further by beautifying the grounds surround- ing the Peninsular Railway shops and roundhouse along lines har« monizing. with the Railroad Ave- nue project. Preparations have already begun on this work. DeMolay To Seat, Officers Monday; Ceremony Public New‘ officers of Mark E. Reed chapter of the Order of DeMolay will be installed at public cere- monies to be held at eight o’clock in the Masonic Temple next Mon- day evening. The new officers to be seated include Randall Jordan, master counselor; Frank Berets, senior counselor; Herb Ellison, junior counselor; Warren Hunter, sen- ior deacon; Phil Palmer, junior deacon; George Valley, senior steward; Martel Jackson, junior steward; Jim McComb, marshal; Dick Staley, chaplain; Warren Woods, flag bearer; Glen Connor, almoner; Morton Munson, orator; Harry Johnson, sentinel; and Gene Hubbard, Russell Pickens, Edgar Cole, Glen Sowers, Art Matthews, preceptors. Walt Eddy, scribe; and Clint Williams, treasurer, are holdover officers. $3,963 Spent Thru Food Stamps Here- Food stamps with a total re- deemable valuation of $3,963 were issued to eligible participants of the food stamp plan in Mason County during September. Actual cash paid for the stamps was $2,642, to which was added half that amount in free blue stamps redeemable in cer- tain specified surplus foods. 170 families of 425 persons par- ticipated in the plan during the month, of which 21 families to- talling 71 persons were new cer- tifications during the month. Defense Bonds To Be Awarded At iEXposition Falling in step with the pat- riotic parade of today, the 1941 Shelton Merchants’ Exposition to be staged October 21 and 22 in Lincoln gym cooperative- ly by the Active and Kiwanis clubs is offering two $25 na- tional defense bonds as the ma- jor prizes which annually have featured the exposition. One of the bonds will be awarded each evening near the close of festivities, Prize Chair- man W'. A. Witsicrs announced today. In addition to the ma- jor awards, hourly prizes will also be distributed each night as in past expositions, he said. Preparations for the exposi~ tion began in earnest this week with Booth Sales Chairman Paul Marshall and his commit- tee commencing their duties of selling booth space, a job which has practically done itself the past couple of years. The advertising and publicity committee under Co-Chairmen Herb Angle and Bill Dickie likewise has begun functioning this week and soon will have big posters announcing the ex- position distributed throughout the county. COMMISSIONERS SHAPING COUNTY BUDGET DETAILS Certification Of School District Figures For Taxation Basis Made By Supt. Martin Chief attention of the county commissioners on the final 1942 county budget was directed at school affairs yesterday with County School Supt. J. E. Martin certifying numerous figures. im- portant to budget affairs. These included special levies which have been passed by five districts in the county, Tahuya having a special 5—mill, Camp 3 a three-mill, Harstine Island a 15-min, Lilliwaup a five-mill, and Mary M. Knight a five-mill. Claims‘for attendance on non- resident high school pupils of Mason County at accredited high schools in other districts than those in which they live for the 1940-41 term were $2,526.39 by Port Orchard, $68.81 by Bremer- ton, $712.41 by Elma, and $11,— 051.37 by Shelton. Supt. Martin certified that the Mary M. Knight district will need $4,113.78 in tax funds from Ma- son County to maintain the dis- trict through the 1941-42 term after all other sources of income have been considered. , , , He also certified 389.154 days as the basis of attendance accred- ited to the several school dis- tricts of the county on which tax levies should be made for the 1941-42 terms. The board spent all day Tues- day considering the 1942 county budget and probably will not ar- rive at final figures nor set levies until tomorrow. The board was informed by the state treasurer Wednesday that Mason County’s share of August gas tax receipts is $11,901.50. BRADY ROAD BRIDGE TO BE RECONSTRUCTED By resolution action passed yes— terday by the county commission- ers, the old Martin bridge six miles south of Matlock on the Brady Road, will be closed between October 13th and 27th while the span is reconstructed. The resolution cited the fact that the bridge has become un- safe for travel. Local As Well As Defense Jobs On Employment File The local office of the Wash— ington State Employment Service can place workers this week in' many local concerns, as well as in national defense work. Alice Helenius, the manager of the Olympia office states that they have the following job openings now on file at 522 Capitol Way: a high caliber young man 18 or 20 years of age who has had some accounting work in high school, or business college to start with one of our local firms as an office boy and messenger, and who would be interested in working into a permanent job with this firm in the accounting depart- ment. The representative of the Employment Service can be con- tacted in Shelton each Tuesday at, the Court House from 9:00 a. in. until 4:00 pm. He will be glad to furnish any information regarding these openings. There is an opening for an- other young man between the ages of 18 and 30 to learn the retail lumber business. He must ,have selling ability, be quick at figures and in search of a per- manent job. Mrs. Helenius states that they have openings for a stenograph- l l l l er . . a safety inspector . . . mechanical draftsmen . . . a farm hand . . . a hotel clerk . . a clerk-typist an accountant . . . a practical nurse . . . a col- lege teacher of economics . . carpenters for work in Alaska ; . and classified laborers for‘ work at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, Honolulu. ‘ There is also an opening for a. draftsman, a tabulating machine operator, a construction inspector, foundry workers and men for free government training in the ship- yard and aircraft industries. . Further information can be obtained regarding any of these openings by calling at the Olym- pia office of the Employment Ser- Vice. .m.