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HAD A FIRE SINCE I STARTED KEEPING MY FURNACE IN-GOOD HEALTH." FXPERT, ECONOMICAL FURNACE RS and INSTALLATION Call Upon TON FURNACE CO. 3rd St. Phone 426-4792 JIM HART, Proprietor If You Get Burned YOUR MEDICINE CHEST Ointment Bandages First Aid Supplies In case of burns you'll find a "gULL LINE OF FIRST AID SUPPLIES AT Y DRUG CEHTER 426-3456 FIRES START EASIEST OLD ROOFS ARD YOUR HOME " THE RED DEMON with SHINGLES And other types of Pabco ROOFING INSULATION AVAILABLE IN QUANTITY AT LUMBER and Operated by Joe Simpson OPEN UNTIL NOON SATURDAYS First Street Dial 426-4303 SIIELTON---MASON COUNTY JOURNAL Published in ""Christmasfown, rr c, , -- .0.,. , Shelton, Washington i Poor extension Unlined chimney or Portable heaters Antenna too close wMng poor mortar joints to power line Rubbish in attic Overlooded circuits tamp cord under rug Rubbish in basement Fireplace without screen Cabinets too close to stove Matches within reach of children ( ...... Bridged fuses Refrlgerotot motor without adequate ventilation Leaves under porch Iron connected and unattended .. - Paint thinner and varnish remover Heating plant poorly maintained Smoke pipe too close to joist Courtes'r, Northweste:n Mutual Igire Association. eatt Preparedness, Good Habits Protection For Fire.Safe Family The home is traditionally one sure place of refuge and safety,. Yet homes are the scene of more than one quarter of all the fires we allow to happen each year. Even more tragically, more than half of all fire deaths occur in hoznes. These facts, from Nationai Fire Protection Association records, are both a warning and a challenge-- a warning that deadly fire can strike your home, a challenge to you to take preventive action. "Prevention starts with good fa- mily habits about fire hazards. It includes care with matches and smoking, keeping heating and cooking equipment in good order, proper use of electrical fuses, ap- pliances and extension cords, and frequent clean-up of combustibles. High on the list of family safe- ty mbastires is a carefulfy pre- pared and rehearsed escape plan for fire emergencies. Alternate I routes to safety from every room, ] particularly every bedrooin, are t of prime importance in the plan, to provide for halls and stairways that may be blocked by fire. t HIGH GOST OF HEEDLESSNESS "Don't give fire a lflace to start" is a l)icee of advice often heard hut too little heeded. The rcstflts of this heedlessness are starkly oiltlined in our :mmml fire records. In the United States, about 1,500 homes arc destroyed or damaged by fire each day, in many instances with tragic loss of life. Fqre strikes nearly 450 industrial and commercial places each [hty, anti in addition to the waste of physical resources, there, are incalculable costs in temporary of permanent loss of jobs :rod frequent bushmss fail- nres. %Ve have an unfortunat hahit of dismissing most fires as accidents," a sort of visitation of bad luek which somehow was unLvoidahle. But how un-tvqid- abh.--or unpredietat)le---is the fire started by a carelessly dis- carded (iig'lre.tte, or overf(mded and defective electric wiring, or poorly maintained heating and cooldng equipment? Yet, as shown by National Fire Protec- tion Asoei'ltion studies, these similar, uneomplieded causes art responsible for the great ma- jority Of fires. We need to acknowledge the fact that ;fires arc not only wasteful hut avoidatfle, then go PROTECT YOUR VALUABLES In a Fire-Proof, Low Cost SAFE-DEPOSIT BOX on to reform the hahits and l'e- move the hazards w!tich cause them. When each of ns as an hi- dividual has done tiffs, we will no longer risk our lives, jobs and p0smssions to the destruc- tive forces of fLre. loire Prevention Week is a good time to make a start in this direction. Read Those Labds, You'll Prevent nres Be a label reader and live[ Every year, according to Na- tional Fire Protection Associa- tion figures, there are thousands of serious accidents and fires caused by failure to observe warn- ings printed On cans of flamma- ble lacquers, finishes, paint re- This is 42nd Annual moverS,ers and sinlilarthinnerS'materials.mastics' clean- Before yo u use materials of this Observance Of FPW i kind read the label carefully. If the product contains a flammable, Fire Prevention WeeK, now in soh, ent, the label will carry a its 42rid intenmtional observance, warning. Your own safety de- is probably the only "week" which pends upon your heeding that war- began by simulataneous proclama- mation of the President of the United States and the Governor- General of Canada. In 1911 the 17ire Marshals As- sociation of America suggested marking the October 9 anniversary of the Great Fire of Chicago of 1871, to arouse public interest in fire safety. On recommendation of a National Fire Protection Assoc- iation committee, this Fire Pre- vention Day was extended to a week in 1922. In the Chicago disaster, fire killed "250 persons and left 2,100 acres in smoldering ruins, destroy- ing 17,430 buildings at a cost of $168,000,000. ning. Whenever you must work with materials of any kind labeled "flammable" or "combustible, '* fol- low these rules and be fire safe: (1) Work in a well-ventilated area, preferably outside; i'2) Shut off all pilots, stoves and other flame-producing devices in the area; (3) Don't smoke. / tl Dwelling fires have cost U.S. homeowners more than $300,000,- 000 yearly since 1958, National Fi) Protection Association figures show. More thmh a half-million homes wele damaged or destroyed each year. This is your Junior Fire Marshal watching a fire hazard.., t ' ARE YOU A FIRE HAZARD ,9 Do you sometimes smoke in bed, overload your home electrical system, forget to clean storage areas periodically, or commit other little oversights that can lea4 to big fires2 Or do you try to elimi- aate fire hazards--always? THIS iS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK As local sponsors of the tlarfford Insurance Group's 3"unior Fire Marshat program, ,e urge you never to be "fire" careless, Instead, we ask you to joia your youngster, or your neighbor's, and millions of American boys and girls who are helping to snuff out fire hazards through the Junior Fire Marshal safety program. Do it this week, and all through tho year. A, ROY I)UNN 126 Railroad Avenue Phone 426.6363 aReFresentlnff  ., The HhRTFORD Insurance Group Hartford 15, Corm, . _ EFFECTIVELY ..... ECONOMICALLY ..... BEAUTIFULLY WITH CONCRETE BLOCK PAGE 13 I . i tmJ i i ............................................... d .......... 1] _J ....... ' .......... 11 III [ S ..... -221. [ Don't pile,up fire hazards. Today, rid your attic of sure fire-starters, Also check your fire insurance for up-to- date coverage . , . it it's not adequate, see us for top coverage at lowest cost, HEMBROFF AGENCY 116 No. Second NobodY Settles Claims Faster and More Fairly! IF FIRE, STRIKES YOUR HOME GOULD YOU SAVE YOUR IRREPLACEABLE VALUABLES? Remember, They Are Safest: the Year-Around In One of Our SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES Where Do You Keep These Important Items Now? * Agreements * Bonds ::: Contracts :': Deeds * Wills * Diplomas * Heirlooms * Bills of Sale * Leases * Birth Certificates ::: Citizenship Papers * Household Inventory * Income Tax Records * Insurance Policies * Marriage Certificates * Savings Bonds * Securities * Service Records ': Stock Certificates "' Trust Agreements = Receipts ':: Mortgages * Notes * Rare Stamps * Picture Negatives  Slides * Motion Picture Films ':: Jewelry PROTECT THEM FROM FIRE AND THEFT IN A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX The Cost Is Surprisingly Low-- Rent One Today at Shelton Branoh Thurston County Federal Savings & Loan Association ACCOUNTS INSURED TO $10,000 BY THE F,S,L.I,C. 9 A.M. - 4 P.M. Monday thru Thursday 10 to 3, 4 to 5:30 Fridays Home Office Branch Office Branch Office 5th & Capitol Way 313 Railroad Ave. Market Square Olympia, Wash. Shelton, Wash. Lacey, Wash. CONSTRUCTION When You Build With 6RA YSTONE MASONRY You 006et FIRE PROTECTION LOWER INSURANCE EXTRA BEAUTY and PERMANENCE PLUS GREATER RE.SALE VALUE WHEN YOU BUILD USE GRAYSTONE MASONRY MATERIALS " USE GRAYSTONE CHIMNEY CHIMNEY SAFE? BLOCKS OF SHELTON 7th and Park Phone 426-6661