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.EFILYIIIIH Ilium .w 1 I s. “In .,. “’lilsl NIIW will itll STATES ARMY .598 ‘Ilot’ Yellow Velez Gets Fish With 20 lites To Go Close Weighing Point ‘and female, father and We represented among Winners of the 194.1 81' salmon derby Sull- [by were run off in 3 Cl Oakland bays and Inlet. 0f the 40-odd fish Sixty finalists was a . Iii-ounce entry which " Russell Gunter, ‘ {he Olympic first prize 3.3 horse— at retail price today. “ise Huff of Lilliwaup, w," the qualifying round ‘POund, 15-ounce entry, Second in the finals v 13-pound, two-ounce rned a complete sal- .ng outfit with a Penn La steel trolling rod 49 reel, was claim- , ‘Bednarski, sophomore Irene S. Reed high a lZ—pound, lit-ounce Prize a pole and reel, Art Nelson of Kam- & 12-pound, six—ounce ‘l .Collier Fifth Prize 701d Sonny Boy Collier, .and Mrs. B. N. Collier, 12-pound, one-ounce earned him a fish- Caught his top prize 1 Ellow Velez plug as he g to Walker Park to e won a prize. Gun- J" (1 on Page Two) Erodt Brodt, 69. Shelton 0Ver eleven years, died at his home at 121 fitreet at 12:15 this had worked as usual at the sheet metal . 1lion Auto Body com- rvices will be held a! V Thursday from Wit- ” I Home. include his wife, I daughters, Mrs. Mar— of Seattle'and Mrs. mg of Tacoma; one I r . Elizabeth Ann a sister, Mrs. Wil- " of Seattle. was a member of Lodge of the Knights f Olympia and had ‘ in the Methodist He was born at 1183.8, May 13, 1872. . ortage =~' Dairymen Local Area hortage of milk be— _more pressing, local 185 are facing a very , uation, Emil Lauber, the Mason County Sociationl, announced A hment has asked the : “Crease their produc- 15% .in the dairy in- her said, “but it is l‘ea.sing‘ly difficult to *1 milk for the needs firs and for the pro- ‘tgt’er, ice cream and ‘ from defense areas1 into our territory and‘ errlium prices f o r I ttel'fat,” Lauber ex-l , I3, means that our °htaining milk are ling, as we cannot -‘these outsiders at price levels." ’ TONIANS T o ARMY TODAY Mason County young a Keith, Thomas 9P, and Nat Elson «Wing their address- .. reported at the tion station this their final physical Preparatory to being Selective Service 8’. answering call issued to the 1' draft board and Cted will bring to number of Mason drafted into Selective 8' since the draft i the fif- I ‘ rude outboard motorp uddenly At, l “In Afternoonl ‘ find veteran, youth and T-O'fiI—Gfirrngmmfimn l i i l I l ,s Gunter's IBIA-Ib. tryTops 4O Weighed lCOMMUNITY CALENDAR L c g i o u post and auxiliary meetings, p.m., Memorial Hall, past com- mantich and past presidents nights. finals of the “Mid WEDNESDAYir—U. 5. Navy Re- cruiter at city hall, 9 am. to 4 pm. ‘lVEDNESDAY—-Ninth day of 1941 upland bird hunting sea- son, shooting hours sunrise to 4 pm. 0m” l WEDNESDAYW-A c t i v e C l u b Plywood l weekly dinner meeting, 6:30 p. m., Moose Hall, O.P.M. official speaker. THURSDAYWCommcrcial league bowling/,8 pm. bowling alleys. TIII’RSDAY»~ City council semi- monthly meeting, 8 p.m., city hall. DIAMEEEIVEE 'CLEARED 0F BLAME IN FATAL ACCIDENT Coroner’s Jury Finds Victim Pri- marily At Fault For Own Death Here Oct. 26 Glen Bentley, Seattle bartender, met his death October 26 primar- Vl lighter fish which Hefley of Sequ A a hundred yards or killed Bentley, ,1“ coming home for WEEKEND WRECKS rated in conjunction victims here last weekend. Robert L ‘ tIVe slightly'over a ,3“! prize, a fine tackle' ily through his own negligence, a Mason County coroner‘s jury de- cided late last Thursday afternoon ‘ ' final prize fell to Tom after hearing evidence presented of the fourth prize by Prosecutor Frank Heuston and 3" 11-pound, 151/2 Witnesses- Lewis Broderson of Bremerton IIlIIIIIIIIEE fill Sill-Em November 15 Set As Date For Organizing School Dir- trict Reorganization Commjttee , Mason County School Supt. J. lE. Martin has set November 15 as the date for formation of the Mason County School District Re- organization committee which the last legislature authorized to study lrural school districts with a View ‘to consolidation for the purpose of economy and improving condi- tions for educating rural children. Each operating SChOOl district ’ ill the county is authorized to send ione of its directors, or some per- lson representing the directors, to I the organization . meeting. \From this group will be chosen the coun- ty school . district reorganization committee of not'less than seven nor more than 13 members, ac— cording to the law, Supt. Martin pointed out- The reorganization committee will be chosen by vote of the assembled directors or re- presentatives. The law provides that the county superintendent act as the committee secretary. After the committtee is chosen it in turn will select its own chairman. Considerable literature concerned with the school district I reorganization plan will be dis- tributed at the November 15 meet- ing. The exact time of the meet- ing hasn't been set yet, Supt. Mar- tin said, but it will probably be l in the morning. The commission- ers room in the county courthouse will be the place, he said. ANNUAL W.E.A. INSTITUTE AND BANQUET MONDAY Mason County teachers will ga- ther at their annual W.E.A. coun- ty unit banquet and institute next was held secondarily responsible Monc‘ay evening in the Irene S. for the fatal accident but no charges will be filed against him, Prosecutor Houston said. Albert‘Par,ed and SEYVEd by im, driver of the ' omlcs StUdents at the senior high actually struck an d school. fOIIOWed by a program fea- was exonerated of turlng a talk by car which any responsibility for the fatality. Reed high school social ball. A SIX o’clock dinner will be pre- home econ- Lee Brown, super- lntendent of Olympia’s school sys- Bentley had stopped to assist tem- Broderson in getting the latter’s. car‘ started five miles north of Shelton on the Olympic highway and the manner in which he park- ed his car was held by the jury 0 have resulted in the accident. The jury was made up of Har- ry Carlon, Oscar Mell, Homer Taylor, Jack Cotto, George Ash- baugh and Merritt Kaphingst. 3 INJURED IN Hospital treatment was admin- istered to three-traffic accident Most seriously injured was Floyd Self of McCleary, who suf- fered a skull fracture and other head injuries Saturday when a car driven by Olin B. Hodges, also of McCleary, overturned on the Olympic highway near the Duckabush River in Jefferson county. Both men were brought to Shelton Hospital for treatment (Continued on Page Three) Bob Allan ChOSen Kiwanian Proxy The Shelton Kiwanis Club to- day elected its officers for the coming year in the following list: Allan, president; S. . Anderson, vice-president; Homer Taylor, past president; M. C. Zin- theo, treasurer, and directors W. A. McKenzie, G. C. Angle, W. 0- Eckert, Roy McConkey, L. A. Carlson, A. L. Bell and E. B- Spring. Fred Beekwith was also elected to membership in the club. The program period was devoted to the ,Boy Scout move- ment and needsfor more active support for the local troops m training for future citizenship. the visitors being Max Jensen, Scout executive of Tumwater COuHCIL and Rex Munger, of the natlonal staff. INTERESTING BOOKLET NOW J. W. Goodpaster of Hoodsport, recently elected president of the Mason County W.E.A. will preside. E. Duyff, past unit president, IS in charge of arranging the program. ' Dan Yarr ITaS-S—es At Hospital; Last Rite: Thursday Daniel Joseph Yarr, 57, em 10 e of the Simpson Logging comlpahly for the past ten years, yielded in death to an illness of the past year at Shelton Hospital Monday. ingFuneral arrangements are pend- l . Solemn requiem high mass will be held in St. Edwards Catholic Church at nine o’clock Thursday .morning, conducted by Rev. Mark be ' Weichmann, and Rosary will held Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. The body will lie in state at WItSIers Funeral Home until Thursday morning for friends Wishing to view the remains. Pall bearers are to be Percy Funk, Lewm Wiley, Roy Rector, Loni Larson, Len Weston, and Edward Mullln. Born in Belfast, Ireland, Oct- ober 17, 1884, Mr. Yarr came to the United States in 1908. He had been employed by the Simp- son. Logging company in its Peninsular Railway shops divis- Ion for the past ten years. I Surv1vmg are his wife, Cather- me. three daughters, Marie, Sally and Grace, and a son, Daniel, all livmg at 721 Franklin street; four brothers, John of Shelton, Cornelius of Seattle, Thomas of Quilcene, and James, still in Ire- land; and three sisters. Mrs. Eliza— beth Gordon, Mrs. Marie Gordon, and Mrs. Sarah M G Ireland. c arrlty, all in AVAILABLE TO LOCAL MEN A very interesting little book- a life income. let, which is well worth any young man’s time to read, is available at the Journal office at no cost. This. little booklet, “Life in the U. ,8 Navy" gives a very complete pic- ture of the life, pleasures and OP' portunities offered in the NaVY- It answers all your questions. Tells what your pay will be promotions and vacations you can expect . . . how you can retire on Tear out and take or send this coupon to the Navy Editor of this newspaper Without any obligation on my Parf’vfihfltsoevor, please send me free booklet,“Life in the Navy, gnVlng full details about the opportunities for men In the N "Y 01' Naval Reserve. i I i I. The book describes how you can learn any one of the 45 big- gfll’ trade: from aviation to ra- io . . . ow ma pfficem. ny may become If you are between 17 and 31 (no high school required) get this free book now. Just clip out this coupon and Send or bring it to the Journal and the booklet is yours. As —--_-J Ill BE MAM l l l I II. NAVY RECRUITING OFFIGER PRESENTS , APPLICANT WITH NEW “BADGE 0F IHIINOII” #0 paper’s Navy Editor. _/ SUPERINTENDENT LOOP TELLS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG v MEN IN UNITED STATES NAVY Since Secretary Knox announ- ced the enlistment drive for Un- cle Sam's new Two—Ocean Navy several weeks ago, many young men have asked if they were eligible to enlist without a high school education. School Superintendent H. E.‘ Loop answers this important ques- tion for the young men of Shel- ton. “Navyv‘enlistees do not have to be high school graduates," said Superintendent Loop. “Any am- bitious and patriotic young fol- low Who wants to serve his coun- try has that opportunity now by joining the United States Navy or Naval Reserve. Of course, he must be of average intelligence, good characted and be able to pass certain physical and mental examinations. Now, more than ever before, the Navy needs men of that type. “All applicants, whether or notl they have high school diplomas, are given an elementary examina- tion containing about 100. ques- tions,” explaincd Superintendent Loop. ‘.‘Those receiving a grade. of 50 per cent or more satisfy Navy educational standards.” “Naturally, a high school edua cation is helpful in the Navy, just as it is in civilian life,” Super- intendent Loop pointed out. I FORECASTERS TAKE BEATING FROM UPSETS AND TIE GAMES; . JIM HILLIER WINS WITH 15 Those moans of anguish, some soft and some not, are the foot- ball sweepstakes contestants, neighbor. And you’d moan, too, after the dastardly trick the fates of foot- ball played on them last Satur— day, if you were a sweepstakes competitor, or are you? Two tie games, and upsets un— til the cows came home, made the Weekend a pretty sour period for the self-confessed swamis of the third Annual Merchants ‘ Journal football prize scramble. It was sour to all but Jim Hill- ier, for Jim. senior at Irene S. Reed high school, by some amaz- ing feat of crystal gazing, man- aged to pick 15 winners out of last Saturday‘s 20 sweepstakes games and so pockets the weekly $55 check. He missed the two ties—Colgate-Holy Cross and Notre Dame-Army‘ralong with everybody else, and from there stumbled on only three other bat- tles, Columbia’s unlocked-for tri- umph over Cornell, Brown's even more stupifying upset of Yale, and Tulane’s only partly antici- pated victory over Vanderbilt. Jim was all alone in the 15 mass, incidentally the lowest fig- ure at which any of the 1941 week- 1y sweepstakes contests have be segma- Nine others managed I: get 14 right, including Lenita Cheney, By Weilenman, Maurice Stackhouse, Bob Herzog, Jack Stewart, Betty Woods, Rudy. Holmes, Rip Allen and Gene Han-l son. Fifteen more were in the 13! class, but the average pick this week was just about a 50-50 break 'on the 20 games, so great was the carnage of upsets. One con- testant, We’ll mercifully spare identification wound up with five right choices out of the 20 for a new futility record. It almost goes without saying that last Week's scores will be the ones that will be eliminated in computing the best nine of I COMMANDER F. K. O’BRIEN, of the U. S. Navy Recruiting Service, is shown here placing the new Navy “Badge of Honor” on thelapel of an applicant for enlistment in the Navy. (Badge shown above at light.) All ambitious young men who apply for service in Uncle Sam’s “Two-ocean" Navy, whether accepted or not, are given this new badge as a mark of their patriotism. To learn of the many opportunities the Navy and the Naval Reserve offer, local men of 17 years and over can get the Oflficial illustrated free booklet, “Life in the Navy,” from this ‘pews- ; Shelton lndepen l “There are certain advantages for the high school graduate in. l the Navy,” said Loop. "He has'i a. wider background to call upon in earning advancement in posi- tion and pay. For example, men who are proficient in English may be sent to one of the Navy’s com- munications or clerical schools.’ Recruits with a knowledge or ap- ‘titpde for handling tools might be marked for trade or engineer-1 ing courses. Men with college educations may qualify for mid- shipmens’ training courses in the Naval Reserve and after their schooling period they will report for active duty as officers with the rating of ensigns. “The Navy has four excellentl trade schools to .which new ‘re- cruits in either the regular Navy or the Naval Reserve may be sent after a training period, pro- viding they pass entrance exam- inations with sufficiently high grades. At these schools they will be trained in any one of near- ly fifty skilled trades or vocations to which their aptitudes suit them and will receive free schooling valued at hundreds of dollars in addition to their regular Navy pay. Such an education is val- uable for advancement in the Navy and in later civilian life,” he concluded. ten weeks in the contest when it comes to settling the three hand- some sweepstakes prizes at theI close of the contest, but it's go- ing to be tough on those who have already missed one week and earli’t take advantake of this de- tai . Hillier's victory in the sixth week of the 1941 sweepstakes raises the men’s edge over wo- men to 4 to 2. Scores of Sat“- urday’s sweepstakes" games: Navy 13, Penn 6 Stanford 27, Santa Clara 7 Minnesota 8, Northwestern 7 Columbia 7, Cornell 0 T.C.U. 23, Baylor 12 Colgate 6, Holy Cross 6 (tie) Harvard 6, Princston 4 Alabama 30, Kentucky 0 Tennessee 13, L.S.U. 6 Syracuse 27, Wisconsin 20 Iowa 13, Indiana 7 Brown 7, Yale 0 Boston College 31, Temple, 0 Texas 34, S.M.U. 0 California 27, U.C.L.A. 7 W.S.C. 13, Oregon 0 Notre Dame 0, Army 0 (tie) Georgia 7, Auburn 0 Tulane 34, Vanderbilt 14. Fordham 17, Purdue O. Youth Landed FOP— Hallowe’en Conduct Sheriff Gene Martin and Police Chief Andy Hansen have a pat on the back for Shelton and Ma— son County youth, for the way the younger generation deported itself on Hallowe’en this year. Practically no damage of a wanton nature has been reported to either the sheriff or the police chief and nothing more serious than window soaping and a few missing gates has been reported so far. , Chief Hansen is holding a boys’ red bicycle and a coat which was ‘ Table ' annual visit to Shelton Public Lib-i dent ~ SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, November 4, 1941. Book Week Featured At Library? Displays Center Aroundi Different Types of Literature For Various Reading Tastes ' Book Week is here to pay its rary. Displays calling attention to the presence of Book Week have been arranged by Mrs. Laura K. Plumb, librarian, and her staff and all patrons of the library are urged to come in this week and see them. One table, for instance, features literature on hobbies. On this table is a beautiful wood carving made by an anonomous Mason County man who has fashioned with his pocket knife an unbroken chain and several birds which have been brightly colored. On the same table will be fea- tured a copy of the Stanford Uni- versity annual, Quad, for 1941 which was edited by Charles Run- acres, now auditor for the Olym— pic Plywood plant. The volume is one of the finest college annuals and celebrates the 50th anniver- sary of the founding of Leland Stanford University. Different Types of Displays Other table displays feature children’s books, adult literature, “Know Your Country" reading, selected reading, etc. The latter is mainly junior literary guild books suited to reading according to age and grade in school for children. The juvenile' table features a I .display of the Book Tree Club, annual summer reading club for younger children conducted by the Shelton Library. A large tree with a leaf for every member of the club. and the certificates earned by the Book Tree club members are featured on this table. .A couple of volumes given spe- c1al display in the Book Week ex- hibit at the library are two of Stewart Holbrook’s latest crea- tions, “Tall Timber," a history of the lumbering industry for juv- enile reading and “Murder Out Yonder,” a factual history of rural crimes for adult reading which the author wrote "to give rural crimes their just deserts. I feel that the back country folks use more imagination and a finer sense of drama than most city slickers in committing crimes,” Mr. Hol- brook writes in the fly-leaf intro- duction. The library has been distribut- ing Book Week markers for some time and will continue to do so throughout Book Week as long as the supply lasts, Mrs. Plumb said. The juvenile table with the Book Tree Club exhibit will be kept on display for an additional week or two after the close of Book Week, Mrs. Plumb added. l l GIRL SCOUT TROOP TOURS THRU LIBRARY Members of Girl Scout Troop 2, led by Miss Florence Janssen. were taken on a personally con- ducted tour of the Shelton library last week by Mrs. Laura K. Plumb, librarian. ' ' Troop members enjoying the} treat were Nedra Downer, Joanne‘ TICc,_ Beverly Dickinson, Chloe chklnson, Ernestine Crane, Kath- eryn Botts, LeErma Dunbar, Bet-l It'lerast and Bobbie Jean Gardi- Lighted Streets Planned For This Christmas Season Shelton’s street decorations for the raPIdIY'approaching Christmas season will reach a new high, plans formed by the retail trade committee indicated today. Sev- erai new features are included in the plans to make Shelton a bright spot on the Christmas mall The job of erecting the deco- rations will again be done by Lewis Mobbs of Olympia, whose work locally the past three years has been highly commended by everyone. New details planned by the com- mittee include the purchase of regular outdoor colored lights to be strung at the intersections. The use of colored lights as part of the town‘s decorating is a new phase in the Christmas promotion. Another change will be through the decorating of the store fronts themselves. In the past the com~ mittee has concerned itself only with erecting decorations along the sidewalks and across the in- tersections, leaving the store fronts for owners to worry about. It was felt by the committee that by decorating the buildings a more uniform effect would be achieved. The committee also pointed out, through Chairman Mark Pickens, that building owners who have strings of colored lights should let Mr. Mobbs know when he starts decorating their buildings as he has promised to include such lights in his decorating scheme at no cost to the prop; rietors. Due to the early action of the trade committee in regard to dec- orations, the job will be completed by December 1. according to Mr. Mobbs‘ schedule. The Retail Trade Committee is found with it on the old highway near the Kimbel Oil warehouse Hallowe’en night for whoever owns it, he said today, made up of Mark Piekens. Frank Travis, Bruce Wilcox, John Dot- son, S. B. Anderson and Mervyn V‘IivolL , . .._ . 1 ...... .. _... u» l driest Octobers ever recorded here. Only two others, in 1935 and 1936. , 'of 1941's October ' ‘3 Charm, , {gamma AT THE JOURNAL PHONE I00 OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Exhibits O.P.M. Official Talks Wednesday For Active Clllb ‘ A. E. Pierce, member of the Field Service staff of the Of- fice of Production Management in Seattle, will speak to Shel— ton business, industrial and civic leaders Wednesday eve- ning under the auspices of the Active Club. All leading figures in Shel- ton’s business, industrial and civic life have been extended invitations to hear the. 0PM Official speak. Those wishing to attend the dinner, served at 6:30 in Moose Hall, are asked to make reservations with Ac- tivian Treasurer A1 Munro, while anyone wishing to sit in on just the talk are. welcome to drop into the meeting at about 7:30 o'clock SHEITON WEATHER BESTS GRAPEVIEWI “DURING OCTOBER Less Rain, More Clear Days Here For Once; Grape Area Com- pletely Clouded Over Better crow now, Sheltonians, for its one of the few oppor- tunities you’ll find where Shelton weather has had the edge on Grapeview’s. October weather statistics sub- mitted yesterday by Observers Walt Eckert at Grapeview and Bernhard Winiecki here at Shel— ton show that: 1. Shelton had two more clear days than Grapeview; 2. Shelton had two-hundredths of an in. less rain than its easterly neighbor. By way of explanation, in or- der, Shelton had two more clear days than Grapeview despite the fact that Shelton had exactly two clear days. Grapeview didn‘t have any, for the first time in its memory, relates Mr. Eckert. And secondly, Shelton had a rain total for the month of 2.76 inches against Grapeview's 2.78 inches, the two monthly reports reveal. Grapeview might turn right around, however, and offset Shel- ton’s two points for chest swell- ing by pointing out that it had warmer temperature extremes than Shelton and also fewer days on which rain fell during the month. By comparison, Shelton's warmest temperature of the month was 69 degrees, reached on the 14th and Grapeview had 70 degrees the same date, while Sheltons coldest reading was 36 degrees on the 20th against 41 degrees as Grapeview’s chilliest on the 29th. Shelton had rain on 13 days, Grapeview eleven; Shelton’s heaviest 24-hour fall, was 0.53 inches on the 10th, Grapevi‘ew's 0.64 inches the same date. As far as Shelton is concerned, the past month was one of the I I The 2.76 inch total is less than half the normal October rain in this area, Weatherman Winiecki's records show. A normal October would bring 5.70 inches, he says. That leaves 1941 with only 33.18 inches of rain in its first ten months, so unless the final two months bring more than 15 in- ches of precipitation a new rec- ord for lack of rain will be es- tablished at the Shelton weather station. The record dry year at present was 1938 when only 48.66 inches of rain fell. The normal annual rain here is 62.25 inches, the Rayonier weather bureau rec- ords say. were drier. SIMPSON MEN TREATED , Thre eSimpson Logging company employes, John Forsman, Andrew Nordling and Warren Cobb, were admitted to Shelton Hospital on lcompleted and will Sunday to receive medical atten- , cluded a close look at the tion. ARIEISTICE DAY OBSERVANCE IS PLANNED HERE Shelton Retail Stores Not Closing This Year; V.F.W. Ball, Le- gion Breakfast, Auxil- iary Ilanl..Dinner, Grid Game Billed Plans for Shelton’s annual cele-_ bration of Armistice Day, which comes next Tuesday, have been include new features this year. . First of the celebratory events will be the 12th annual Veterans of Foreign ‘Wars Armistice Ball, scheduled at Schneiders Prairie for- next Saturday evening. The public is invited. On the big day itself, which is a national holiday, the annual American Legion breakfast will be held in the Shelton Hotel at nine o'clock, with special elevon o’clock services in honor of the war dead. Only Legionnaires are invited to the breakfast. At two o‘clock the annual Arm- istice Day football game between Shelton and Bellarmine high schools will be fought on Loop Field, while in the evening‘ a double-barreled program in which the public is invited to join with war veterans is scheduled. 'First is the annual popular baked ham dinner put on by the American Legion Auxiliary in Memorial Hall, following which ,the Legion post will sponsor a. dance to take the place of the. Armistice Ball it has given for many years past. Shelton retail stores, by a close vote, last week, elected to re- main open this year on Armistice Day, following similar action at Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle. For several years past local stores have closed, although industrial plants here have never observed the; holiday. However, war vet- erans who wished to have gen- erally been permitted to take the day off. Being a national holiday, Arm- istice will be observed by such public institutions as the. bank, postoffice, city hall, courthouse, Iwelfare department, etc., and the day will mean a recess from their studies for school pupils and teach-- ers, too. PAST COMMANDERS NIGHT AT LEGION THIS EVENING Past post leaders will take their annual place in the spotlight this evening when Fred B. Wivell Am- erican Legion Post and auxiliary past commanders and past presi- dents are honored. Immediate Past Commander John Eliason is chairman of the post’s program, which will include a review of the history of Fred B. Wivell post by another past commander, Ed Faubert. Shele , Entertains Lost Flyer From Army How it feels to be lost in an airplane is at least second hand knowledge possessed now by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fuller and family of Shelton. ' The Fullers entertained Lieut. Vernon Scott of Naples, S. D.,' pilot of one of the P-40 Army fighter planes which became lost in a huge dense fog bank over the Tehachapi Mountains in Cali- fornia last week as they were » proceeding to the Pacific North-' west to participate in the aerial maneuvers which closed last Saturday. Lieut. Scott piloted one of the five planes last to be accounted for among the six which crashed or made forced landings in the fog. Lieut. Scott was unhurt and brought his plane in safely in a forced landing, later pro- ceeding to McChord Field where he was based during the maneu- vers. He is stationed ‘at Windsor Locks, Conn. Lieut. Scott and the Fullers were neighbors in South Dakota several years ago. After return- ing Lieut. Scott to McChord Field Friday, the Fullers enjoyed a trip of inspection which in- new P-40 fighter planes. HOSPITAL EARNS APPROVAL OF A.C.S. FOR 12th YEAR IN Shelton General Hospital again graces the list, for the twelfth consecutive year, of approved hos- pitals in the United States and Canada and a few other coun- tries which was released Monday morning in Boston at the opening of the 24th annual Hospital Stan- dardization Conference of the American College of Surgeons. Shelton General Hospital is one of but three in Washington in the same general population class to receive this honor, the others being Colfax and Pasco, and only 2,873 hospitals in the entire group survey by the A.C.S. were placed on this honor roll. The minimum standards on which approval by the A.C.S. is earned by hospitals are as follows: 1. Modern physical plant, as- suring the patient safety', com- fort, and, efficient care, 2, glean ROW ly defined organization, duties, re- SPOYISlIlilities, and relations. 3. Carefully selected governing board with complete and supreme au- thority. 4. Competent, well train- ed superintendent responsible to the governing board. 5. Adequate and efficient'personnel, properly organized and competently su- pervised. 6. Organized medical staff of ethical, competent phys- icians and surgeons. 7. Adequate diagnostic and therapeutic facil- ities under competent medical su- pervision. 8. Accurate, complete medical records, readily accessi- ble for research and followup. 9. Regular group conferences of the administrative staff and of the medical staff for reviewing activ- ities and results so as to maintain a high plane of scientific effic- iency. 10. A humanitarian spirit ~the primary consideration be- ing the best care of the patient,"