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Ell CESSS VE DUTIES .1 or $2500 Sought In 11 Call; War-Time ‘ In Mapped For 0Pganization "' ‘..___. Workers set out yes- ,»hieve a goal never be- ed by Mason County rchapter for its annual zVe. Faced with war time conditions, I which call for El double last year’s efforts and pro- gram, the Mason County chapter seeks a $2500 sum for the 1941 roll call drive. w h i c h started after over 20 district . Sub-chairmen adjourn— ’kickoff luncheon held . ,ton Hotel. The drive “6 until the end of l' Cl’lairman Myron Lund t0 th_e luncheon ga- the American Red been placed upon a "‘ during the last! *’ doubled the number] 3 and the number of r,hECessary to be car- ;each individual chap-l bluabl’e Services numerous instances! “past year where the "f Red Cross had fig- ..V in the saving of elieved suffering, and ble information to . ' may‘save-‘lives in 'all this being done .blishment of high- Pcy first aid stations, 1fe savingrand"s'w&"lh~ ‘ and giving assist- Ons sick or in dire . . IJund explained that 33 keynote now in its a program is to pre- war. and among the; " chapter must do to red is to train 125 -&id instructors, 100 . and lesser numbers finergency relief per- ,hlentioned that Mason l'le enviable record of l S percentage of fail— fitudents in its first ' ‘ classes than any "the state. For Success Good hollliam Stevenson ex- l,peful outlook for suc- ,. V ,,"1'941 roll call despite T {' because “their is "“‘ toward the work cross among the peo— cOmmunity and the "1Ves undoubtedly are '1 cial circumstances roll call this year," hair-man S. B. Air) “(1 over the lunch-, -1‘S for the roll call been established in Theatre building, ‘ 3 wishing to make nations may take 1 memberships, and ‘ tl‘ict canvassers will turn in their member- mpleting th e i r du- William Stevenson is headquarters again . , ass OLLMENT . first meeting was t, the Red Cross aid class to be ,‘Mrs. Elmer Smith 91‘ enrollment by per- d she announced to- 11 meet each Tues- », eSday evening in the School. \— .. JECT OFFERS ‘ RELIEF wonK terested in assisting Sewing project may three types of re- elng carried on by Mrs. Herbert Miller, zmall, pointed out to- d and other coun- g from aggression, a covers preparation °P soldiers hospitals “ States (not to be Veterans hospitals), .phase is straight “1 the local com- Miller explained. (Bil Moves 11g Ahead Day \- 3 City council meet- }! Postponed a day anksgiving Day, so '1 eight o'clock on 3 instead of Thurs- 1mals announced to- l I l I MOODY. D. O. 6017 S . PORTLAND. OREGON VOL. LV—NO. 91 Slated Mon Hilarious predicaments caused by trying to play Jekyll-Hyde roles to suit the contradictory love in- terests of two daughters form the theme for “Dollars to Dough- nuts,” three-act comedy by Glenn Hughes which a double cast of lrene S. Reed high school stud- ents will present for public enter- tainment next Monday and Tues- day evenings. Curtain is at eight o‘clock in the junior high audi- torium both evenings. Briefly, the story finds a well- to-do family pretending extreme humbleness to impress on daugh- ter's suitor who is prejudiced against the rich, hiding away the big cars and dismissing the ser- vants, only to have the second daughter‘unexpectedly pop up withl Frances LeDrew. 5 COMMUNITY TONIGHT—Chamber of Com— merce Nevember meeting, 6:30 dinner, Shelton Hotel. TONIGHT—Commercial league bowling, 8:15 p.m., bowling al- leys. FRIDAY—City league bowling, 7 and 9 p.m., bowling alleys. FRIDAY—Moose Lodge weekly meeting, 8 p.m., Moose Hall. SATURDAY—Deadline for de- positing entry ballots in seventh -week of Merchants-Journal foot- ball sweepstakes, 10 a.m., bal- lot boxes at Ralph’s Grocery (I—Iillcrest), Wilson's Cafe, Mun- ro’s. L. M.. Journal. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 a.m.. courthouse. SATURDAY~Opening of 1941 42 trapping season. SATURDAY—Organization meet- ing of Mason County School District Reorganization com- mittee, 10 a.m., commissioners' room in courthouse. “SATURDAY—Deadline for filing applications for purchaseof tax- title land at 14th in series 50f SENTIMENT KEEPS BATTERED OLD MILK C As near as Everett Fourre can it away among his youthful keep- sakes. remember it, that metal milk bot— tle carrier he uses to tote quarts up to porches of his customers each morning is nigh onto 20 years old now. Which is a considerable span of service for an article which ordi- narily lasts around five years, more or less.‘ However, there is considerable sentiment attached to possession of this particular milk bottle car- rier for its signifies a life’s ambi- tion of the young prOprietor of the 4-E Dairy. Back in the dim past of his youthful memory there has al- ways been an ambition to drive a milk wagon, and that ambition seemed to date from the time as a youngster before he started school that he found an old, bat- tered, discarded milk bottle car- rier in a vacant lot near the Ma- son County Creamery, Everett re- collected the other day. He took it home and stowed EXCISE ON ALL CAR Prep Play Performances MONDAY Character TUESDAY Earvin Loop ........................... ..James Boland .......................... ..Earvin Loop, Betty Jo Gardner. ..Henrietta Boland.. .Dixie Simmonsl Jack Wright ....................... ..Chester, their son ....... ...... ..Jack Wright Iris Wells ....................... ..Caroline, elder daughter..... Charlotte Lynn ..Hortense, younger daughter Carol Pierce ......... .. ...F‘lossie, sister of Henrietta .................... ..Nita King Jane McKay . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Helen ....................... ..Thelma Holthusen Donald Riebow ............................. ..George ............... .3 ............ ..Donald Riebow Harry Austin ............................... ..Piggott . . . . . . . . . . ..Harry Austin Leslie Young .......................... ..Prince Sergei ..................... ..Wesley Maulden TUESDAY—Active club weekly TUESDAY~Second presentation by the Fourre family, Everett res- cuing the carrier from the gar— bage can when his parents moved from downtown Shelton to Hill— crest, again dragging it out from under the barn where it had been thrown after the family moved to Skokomish Valley. ity to realize his youthful ambi- tion, to operate a milk route, some four years ago. Out came the bat— tered old six-quart milk carrier. Everett hammered out the bends and twists and dents as best he could and painted it up bright ,and clean, almost like new even if antiquated in design and style. Shelton and Mason County homes every morning, and if sentiment can prolong its life it will con- tinue to do so as long as Everett Fouree is in the business of oper- atlng a milk delivery service. TAXES TO BE HIGHER E. 861'“ day, Tuesday a European prince ..suitor whom she wishes to impress with the family’s position and wealth. Anxious to please both daugh- ters, the family tries to play the game of rich andypoor at once. A flighty maiden aunt is pressed in-, to service as housekeeper and the pompous local minister is dis- guised as the butler. What success the family attains so that both girls can win their men is the basis for this Glenn Hughes comedy which has earned a wide reputation in the enter— tainment world and is widely sought for high school perform-l ances. Miss Ellen Opal Coy is faculty director of a cast which consists of the following characters: . ' ...... ..Alice Klink Consolidat ed wit SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, November 13, 1941. TIME Til THINK ‘OF CHRISTMAS I MAILING DATES ' Yuletide Packages To Distant Lo- cations Shouldn't Be Neg- lected Much Longer, Postmaster \Varns | If you have any friends in Aus- tralia or the Fiji Islands to whom you want to send Christmas pres- ents you'd better step on the gas, Mr. and Mrs. Mason County, for if you’d have those presents reach them in time you‘ll have to mail them tomorrow. It's already too late,,if you haven’t mailed ’em yet, to get presents to New Zealand and The Netherlands Indies, for the last mailing date reaching those dis- tant lands by the time old St. Nick pays his annual visit pass- ed last week, Miss Jessie Knight, Things have simmered down in hunting circles now to a point jwhere a nimrod doesn’t need a secretary to keep track of all ‘ the seasons running currently and ;concurrently, the elk season hav- ing closed Tuesday to leave only the duck season still in force with the trapping season to be added Saturday, but one Shelton hunt— er probably will have a hard time simmering down to normal after his experience hunting elk last ' weekend. That huntsman is Emil Lauber, manager of the Mason County Creamery. He has hunted 20 years or more, actively and persistent- ly, but he never had more fun nor more excitement than he did last Sunday, he related today. His is a 20th century saga which rivals some of the tales of buffalo hunting before the turn of the century. He lived through an elk Shelton postmaster, reminds. Other “last dates” for mailing Christmas packages and cards to reach beyond American bor- ders by Christmas are approach- ing rapidly, too, she adds in warn- CALENDAR public auction sales, noon, coun— ty auditor’s office. MONDAY—County commission- ers weekly meeting, 10 a.m., courthouse. MONDAY—Journal publication date, moved ahead because of Thanksgiving. MONDAY~First presentation of “Dollars to Doughnuts,” high school three-act comedy, p. m. curtain, junior high audi— torium. MONDAY—Eagles aerie weekly meeting, 8 p.m., Moose Hall. MONDAY—Ladies league bowl- ing, 8:15 p.m., bowling alleys. TUESDAY‘—Kiwanis club week- ly luncheon meeting, noon, Shel- ton Hotel. dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Moose Hall, moved ahead be- cause of Thanksgiving. of “Dollars to Doughnuts,” high school three-act comedy, p. m. curtain, junior high audi- torium. ARRIER USEFUL Twice it survived moves made Then came Everett’s opportun- But it’s still toting milk to MAKES FOR 1942 Mason County motorists will pay increased excise taxes on their automobiles when they purchase their 1942 vehicle licenses in De- cember, according to a list of ex- cise tax rates released this week by County Auditor Harry Deyette. The increases range from $1-75 on lower-priced cars to $5.50 on the more expensive models. Gen- eral sale and distribution of 194] automobile license plates will be- gin December 1, although Per‘ sons wishing to reserve “special” numbers may begin doing so Sat- urday. These reservations may be made only until the general sale begins on December 1, for after that date plates will be issued only in order, Auditor Dey- ctte said. In applying for licenSe plates, motorists pay a flat license fee of $3.25, plus the excise’ tax, which is determined by the age and make of the vehicle. Following are the high and low extremes in 1942 excise taxes on private vehicles of the more pop- ular makes: Austin, $3.50 to $1. Buick, $24.75 to $2, Cadillac, $36 to $2.25. Chevrolet, $10.50 to ‘ $1.75. Chrysler, $30.50 to $2. DeSoto, $13.50 to $2. Dodge, $12.25 to $1.75. Ford, $10.50 to $1.75. Graham. $6 to $1.50. Hudson, $12.75 to $1.75. Lincoln, $31.75 to $2.25. Mercury, $12.50 to $5. Nash, $12.75 to $1.75. Oldsmobile, $15.25 to $2. range between motor make, model or a license fee of motor vehicles manufa to 1935 must pay a specxally built or assembled mo- tor vehicles, all motor vehicles With special bodies, all damaged motor vehicles, all es, as well as all other vehicles manufactured prior to 1934, but not named in the above list, are. to be appraised specially by the county assessor and the tax com- puted by him. Packard, $28 to $2. , Plymouth, $10.50 to $1.75. Pontiac, $13.50 to $2. Studebaker, $14.75 to $2. Terraplane, $3.75 to $1.50- Wlllys, $9.25 to $1. Various makes of motorcycles $4 and $1, while scooters, regardless of year, must pay $1_ A11 private ctured prior $1 tax. All badly hears- 2nd alf Taxes Due November 30 Mason Coun ers still havi ty property own— ng second half real estate taxes to pay were remind- ed today by Treasurer Omer L. Dion that the deadline for pay- ment of second halves of 1941 real taxes comes on the final day of this month. HOWever, November 30 being on Sunday, the treasurer will ac- cept Payment of second halves on December 1, he said. Interest at ten percent begins accruing on unpaid second halves after that time. ing, so truly it is time to get started on your Christmas shop~ ping and take that time-worn but nonetheless timely suggestion to “shop early" seriously. Foreign country deadlines for Christmas package mailing in time to reach destinations by Christmas are as follows: Australia, Nov. 14 (airmail Dec. 1) China, Nov. 24 (airmail Dec. 8) Fiji Islands, Nov. 14 (airmail Dec. 13) French Indo-China, Nov. 24 (air- mail Dec. 8) Hawaii, Dec. 22) Hongkong, Dec. 8) Japan, Nov. 24 (no airmail in- dicated) Korea, Nov. 24 (no airmail in- dicated) Manchuria, Nov. 24 (no airmail indicated) Malaya, Nov. 17 (airmail Dec. 13 (airmail Dec. Nov. 21 (airmail ‘8) New Zealand, (airmail Dec. 13) Netherland Indies, (airmail Dec. 8) Philippine Islands, Nov. 25' (airmail Dec. 15) Christmas mailing deadlines to Alaska also have been set by the postoffice, but with the single ex- ception of Dutch Harbor, all Al- askan points may be reached af- ter December 10 mailings. Christmas packages should- be mailed by December 10 to Haines, Skagway, White Horse, and Ya- kutat; by December 12 to Cor- dova, Fairbanks, Nenana; by De- cember 15 to Anchorage, Kodiak, Seward; by December 17 to Pet- ersburg, Valdez and Wrangell; by December 19 to JJuneau, Ketchi- kan and Sitka. No service except by airmail is available to Bethel, Dawson and Nome. Airmail may be used from De- cember 19 to December 22 to some Alaskan points, but many do not have winter airmail ser- vice. These dates are all as of de- parture from Seattle, so mail should be placed in the Shelton postoffice a day or so in advance of the date listed above. Former Shelton Man Promoted By J. C. Penney Co. Carson H. LaFollette, former assistant manager of the Shelton J. C. Penney store, has been pro- rooted to the managership of the same firm's store at Lynden af- ter a year as manager of the store at Pomeroy, in Eastern Washington, according to the Lyn- den Tribune. Mr. LaFollette was assistant manager of the Shelton store for approximately six years, during which period he and Mrs. LaFol— lette gained a wide circle of friends here. He has been with the Penney company for the past 15 years, starting with the Ta- coma store before coming to Shel- ton. The Lynden store handles a volume of business approximately twice that of the Pomeroy branch, according to S. B. Anderson, pres- ent manager of the Shelton store, so the move is a nice promotion for Mr. LaFollette. Early Journal Due Next Week Your news and advertising col- umns in The Journal will reach you one day earlier next week than usual because of Thanksgiv— ln . gro allow the staff to enjoy their turkey dinners and holiday activities in Peace, publication dates for each issue next week have been moved ahead to Mon- day and Wednesday. Incidentally, “The Journal would like to acquire .several copies of the issue of Thursday, November 6, as our supply slipped away un- noticed to the point where we do not have sufficient on hand for our files. I Tell the prospects wnere you are. with a Journal Want-Ad ,staff of reporters has stampede. ’ Trailed Band 11/; Days It happened, in brief, like this. Lauber and Miles (Bus) Elliott of Shelton and Harry Lefler of Sappho (Jefferson County) caught up with a band of somewhere around 100 elk about noon last Sunday near the headwaters of the Calawah River in western Jefferson County after folloWing the trail for a day and a half. Lauber was walking through a sizeable fern studded clearing (incidentally the first open level spot they had run onto) when Elliott, a couple of hundred feet away, saw a bull and fired. Im- mediately the clearing became alive with elk, Lauber recounted, and about half the band, all cows except one bull, and a spike, stam- peded madly directly at Lauber. Punched His Way Out “Before I could get anywhere I was completely surrounded,” the Creamery manager related. “I batted them with my gun butt and beat them with my fists but they knocked me down, stepped on me and knocked me down again every time I got up. I’m telling you, man, I was as sore and bruis- ed as if I’d been beaten up by a gang of hoodlums.” and the Shelton hunter exhibited bruised, Student surfs Busy On School Publications Now "Work has begun on the two student publications put out at Irene S. Reed high school, the newspaper Saghalie, and the annual publication bearing the same title. First edition of the student newspaper is due to come off the presses this coming Friday and be circulated that afternoon. Barbara Kreienbaum is editor, Karol Kneeland assistant editor, Iris Wells news editor, Kay Stensager feature editor, Randall Jordan sports editor, and Marie Short exchange editor. A large helped whip the first edition into shape for Friday’s deadline. Faculty ad- visors are Miss Helen Orton and Miss Valera Davis. In the meantime, the less press- ing task of preparing the annual has begun under the direction of co-editors Marjean Berets and Iris Wells, who direct a staff consisting of Jim Hillier, business manager; Rosemary Kidwell and Kay Stensager,_ assemblies; Sue Abeyta, Helen Landers, Jean Briggs and Donna Jean Castagno, plays; Miss Berets and Gertrude, plays; Miss Berets and Gertrude Viger, pictures; Carol Kneeland, Barbara Kreienbaum, Alta Nelson and Barbara Keller, senior activi- ties; Jack Saeger and Jim Hillier, photography; Mack Wilson, Ran- dall Jordan, Jack Saeger and Bill Anderson, sports; Juanita Mc- Peek, junior editor; Jane McKay, sophomore editor; Mary Ann Mc- Donald, Evelyn Cheney and Kay Stensager, features; Jean Briggs, Nita King and Jack Clark, art department. ' I Union Man Pays $50 For Reward To Hon-est Youth Henry M. Newkirk of Union believes honesty should be re- ,. warded, and, one might add, richly. Last week he mailed a. check for $50 to Bobby Backstrom, lz-year-old Montesano youth, as a reward for the return of a. very valuable pin which Mr. Newkirk lost and which Bob- by found one day last summer while he was visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Shafer on Hood Canal. Bobby turned the pin over to a resort owner where he found it and from there the .pin found its way back to its rightful owner—and a $50 check found its way into Bobby’s pocket. i 0 cut and swolen kunckles, a swol- lcn ankle and bruises on his legs and arms as proof of his encount- band, mostly bulls, going up a ridge at the edge of the clear- ing. He bagged one which later dressed out at 670 pounds of meat, not including the head, and was declared by game protectors in the area to be the largest elk ever taken out of that area. 100 Percent Success In the meantime, Lefler had killed the bull leading the band which had run over Lauber and Elliott had killed a bull with the shot which started the stampede, so the party came out with 100 percent success. Game protect- ors said it was the best kill taken from western Jefferson County in the past five years. Altogether the trio had nearly 1500 pounds of meat alone. The Lauber and Lefler bulls each had five-point antlers while Elliott’s was a four-pointer. They had to make five trips to get all the meat out. Another fine elk taken by Shelton hunter fell before a the 'FISHERMEN (El GOOD PRICE FOR DO'GFISH uvus Hood Canal Yielding Generously I Tu .f\ I'l .f“ " ENLIS HUWka/lzn UNITE” STATES ARMY OFFIClAL COUNTY PAPER Stampeding Elk Run DoWn Shelton Hunter;__Hc Lives To Relate Talc gun of Roy Loughnan, operator. Hunting with or in the ferns. As soon as the stampeding elk had passed over and around him, Lauber got up, brushed himself off, took his bearings and dis- covered the other half of the boys from his camp near Darring- logging f 0 u I“ 500-pound elk with a perfect set of six-point antlers which meas- ured 48 inches from head to tip last Sunday while hunting in Little Rattlesnake Canyon in the Naches' area of Eastern Wash- ington. No Joke After All Loughnan’s party, disgusted af- ter hunting several days without sighting anything but deer, bear and other ineligible prey, were driving back to their camp in Loughnan’s pickup truck, ready to pack up and close their expedi- tion, when Loughnan, driving, caught Sight of three elk going ton, the Shelton man bagged a‘ CUTTERS BUSY 0N XMAS TREE INDUSTRY NOW , Two Firms To Handle Large Ma- jority Of Volume This Year With E. D. Payne Out Of The Industry Mason County‘s largest season- al industry, Christmas tree cut- ting, is now in full swing for another year with indications pointing to approximately aver- age shipments out of this area, according to representatives of the major shippers. The J. Hofert company, hav- ing acquired the holdings and in- terests of the late E. D. Payne, will probably be the largest ship- pers from Maspn County this year, a position the firm has held most of the time during its many years of operation in this area. over a ridge. Node of the others saw them, and when Loughnan grabbed his gun and started run- ning they at first believed he was pulling a joke on them. But when he fired they came arunning them- selves. They found the big bull about 200 yards from where'he had been hit, leaning against a tree, dead with a perfect shot through the heart. Loughnan had bagged his kill with a single shot from his light. 30—30 rifle. And to com- plete the exceptional luck attach- ed to the kill, the hunters were able to roll the carcass down the ridge .right into the truck all in one piece, ‘ Harold Castle was another Shel- ton hunter to bag an elk this season, getting his in Rattlesnake Canyon Sunday. He was hunting with his father, Roy, and both got shots which hit home, but Harold’s bullet was the effective one. Numerous other Shelton hunt- ers tried the Eastern Washington elk country but found too little snow and too much rain for good hunting conditions. The elk, they reported, were too high in the hills. l f l Aaivians Urged To Key Lives To Nation’s ‘Defense Urving all Activians to key their lives, efforts and thoughts to defense of their country, Active To Active Group; One Man Makes $18 In Day Under current high prices, liv- ers out of dogfish caught in Hood Canal are bringing mediumly rich rewards to a small but active group of fishermen operating out ,of Union, Hoodsport and other points along the canal. Prices ranging between 35 and 50 cents a pound are being paid by a Tacoma firm which sends its trucks out to collect the livers at central gathering points on the canal. One dogfish angler at Union reportedly made $18 in one day's fishing last week, although, of course, the average daily take is considerably lower than that figure. I Using set lines with up to 100 hooks on each one, dogfish ang- lers are obtaining good results in Hood Canal at the present time, it is reported. Livers range up to a pound in weight from each fish caught and are used to ex- tract oil rich in vitamins and equivalent to codliver oil, it is said. At one time the remains of the fish were used to make fertilizer but it is said only the livers are now being used. BABY SON BORN Mr. and Mrs. Ira Morse of Lil- lwaup are the parents of a baby boy born at the Shelton General Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. ‘LITTLE OLD LADY KNITS FOR HOMELAND’ ONCE LIVED HERE An item of local interest ap- pears in a recent issue of the Clearwater Tribune, Orofino, Ida- ho, under the above heading re— fers to Mrs. John Haskell, a pigneer resident of Harstine Is- land, who has been living with her daughter, Mrs. Forrest Vaughn in that city since 1934. She will be 81 years old in March and weighs only 56 pounds, but she is a faithful worker at Red Cross headquarters, having already knit- ted five garments, scarfs 11 inches wide and six feet long, 30 feet of knitting for the British cause, one of the few elderly ladies giving their services. Mrs. Haskell was born in a suburb of London, and her par— ents dying before she was eight she was brought up in an or- phanage but spent a few years in London earning her own living. Then a brother in Canada sent for‘v'her and she lived with him until. she was thirty, when she met and married John Haskell, then in King County. After set- tling on Harstine Island and rear- ing her family in Mason County for over thirty years prior to the death of her husband in 1929 and a. year or so later going to live with her daughter in Idaho. Mrs. Earl Harriman is another daugh- ter of Mrs. Haskell, and a niece, Mrs. Harry Sinclair, now owns and occupies the old homestead. Ralph Haskell of Harstine and Raymond Haskell of Olympia are nephews and Mrs. Daisy Bergeson, Shelton, is a niece. John Haskell, popular as “Un- cleJohn” in pioneer days, operated a freight boat between Tacoma, Olympia and Shelton, when most local stores received their goods by water. His was a trading boat and he was .the contact man for all the housewives along the route making purchases of stock- ings, medicines, foods and tools and taking their eggs and pro- duce to town in trade, in the days before there were roads and autos to hop into for quick shopping. Friends will be glad to know that Grandma Haskell is still going strong despite her years. International President Art Fair- child told Shelton members of the civic organization he heads that sound homes, cooperation, honesty and simplicity are the basic points on which patriotism is founded in an inspiring mes- sage brought to the local clubmen last night. The International President al- so presented membership pins to Pete Melin, Roy Longacre and Dick Hotz, newest recruits in the Shelton Active Club, and an- nounced that the Shelton club had iWOl'l the October attendance tro- phy in District One with a 94 per cent record last month. A beauti- ful wall banner bearing the club’s name is the reward. Following presentation of their share of the receipts from the recent Merchants Exposition, the Activians voted a $25 donation to the needy school children’s shoe fund, $10 to the Mason County Tuberculosis League, and $5 to the Mason County Red Cross roll call drive. I BREAKS LEG TU ESDAY Larry Dean Martin, young son of Superintendent and Mrs. J. E. Martin was admitted to Shelton Hospital on Tuesday evening for treatment of a broken leg. He was released on Wednesday. So Start Saving Sacs, Sister, To Assist Defense Here is the bag-inning of a campaign in Mason County to save paper. , Shelton merchants are faced with a. shortage of bags,.wrap- ping paper and cartons, and national defense authorities are asking their patrons to see that none are wasted. ' Here’s how you can help If The G. R. Kirk company, how- ever, also a long-time operator in this area, will run a close race for volume honors as the firm has large holdings in Mason Coun- ty. These two firms between thenl, with the Payne firm out of the field this year, will prob- ably handle better than 75 per- cent of the total volume of Christ- mas trees shipped from Mason County this season. Several Small Shippers The remaining volume is taken up by a number of small ship- pers, of which the Mattson-Carl- son firm has become the largest in the past couple of years. Most of the Christmas tree cutters op- erating in Mason County ship their trees through the Northern Pacific Railway depot here, al- though a few truck on through to Olympia. The Hofert operations in Ma- son County this year are being supervised by Frank Keil, a vet- eran employe of the firm, with offices in the Bell Building in the former location of the Payne firm. Hofert trees are being “yarded” on the Island Lake road near the Shelton Meat and Ice slaughterhouse. The Kirk company represent- ative this year again is M. F. Simpson, who has established an office in the N. P. depot yard. Trees this year are in prime condition, the shippers report, no evidence being found of the frost bite which damaged the crop last year to a considerable ex- tent. ‘ First Load Next Week The first carload shipment of Christmas trees out of the Shel- ton railroad depot is slated for early next week, perhaps Tues- day, H. E. DeShields, N. P. agent here, reported today. The Christmas tree industry an- nually brings many thousands of dollars to Mason County, employ- ing several hundred men in its various ramifications. Mr. Keil, the Hofert agent here. reported his firm has had no difficulty obtaining sufficient labor this year, a pleasant sur- prise to him as he had anticipated a shortage of available men due to defense work at Bremerton, Se- attle and Tacoma. “The only place we are short is in reliable inspectors,” Mr. Keil said. “The men we have inspect- ing are highly capable men bu we could use a few more.” 4-H Achievement Day Is Saturday Saturday, November 15th, Ma- son County 4-H Club members, leaders, and parents will assem- ble at the Southside Community Hall for the annual achievement day. . The program will consist of numbers provided by club mem- bers as well as moving pictures. “Trees and Homes” a forestry pic~ ture, has been secured from the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. of Ta— coma. Also several other enter- taining, as well as educational, pictures have been secured from the state college. The main events, however, will be the presentation of the achievement pins and other awards. Death Fall Was In Tacoma, Not Here Reports that the death of L. E. Pickett, 27, of Tacoma, in a ‘ 235 foot fall from a stack oc- you have a shopping bag, use it instead of paper bags. Where possible, combine purchases in- to one bag. Please do not use a larger bag than you need. Please don’t ask to have small size packages put into a large bag if you can conveniently‘ carry small ones. Identical resolutions making a joint plea to help National Defense by conserving paper were adopted last week by the Washington State Retail Gro- cers and Meat Dealers Ass’n and the Washington Chain Stores Ass’n, marking another step in the cooperation of all stores recently launched by the Retails for Defense Demonstra- tion. So Start Saving Sacks, Sister Susie ! curred at the Rayonier plant here yesterday are not correct as the 'accident happened at the Shafer plant in Tacoma, a subsidiary of Rayonier. The confusion evidently result- ed from radio reports heard by Sheltonians when the plant was called Rayonier Incorporated by the announcers. Skokomish Grange To Vote Officers Friday Skokomish Valley, Nov. 12. Annual election night arrives this Friday evening for members of Skokomish Grange, so a large turnout of the membership is re- quested to attend to this import— ant duty, officers announced to- day. w: , .