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Drafteo Proud or His I He Writes From S. ’ “3: Rates As Spec— w t With Machines t y _________ . feas‘ is! of Uncle Sam‘s sol- thew e the same pride in Panies that Marvin .elton draftee, does in 4lst Infantry, es of this nation. I I Soldier Pearcy wrote 1“ friend, Ernie Dahl- Omer foreman, from .. 2' ,. 4. leaves any reader about Army morale 1cked up by some peo- n’t know what they’re lit. .zpearcy, perhaps, can- -ified as an “average” 'I! I. . .; . i. I 1' :2 :1 ‘5 but at least it the What the Army gives let Soldier Pearcy ‘ himself, through his 5, 1'. Dahlgren: South Carolina, Nov. 4, 1911. 9‘. 'few minutes to myself 3- te so thought I would ‘, '8 few lines and send Snapshots I had taken ' 191' Weeks ago. . v I" in one picture is the h 31“ largest the Army has. and a 37 mm gun be- .‘x caliber rifle and three " Caliber machine guns. is 1%: inches thick. I"! take a pretty good 'netrate it. We have of these wreckers in g They have a split 1, Will swing to either 5311 be used separately tfé °ne on a problem we P and they sure have Dower. I'm licensed r 3' vehicle the Army a, the tanks. ’IltWo-months Louisiana ‘ truck from Georgia ‘3 motorcycle, which I Test of the maneuvers Georgia. A fellow ‘ ’sa beating on one of of Two Chosen of riding a motor on i.- .t ‘ . Ver by the skin of my gas slated to drive a _ ck but the major had tas- 5 ' I«Elana maneuvers and « tWo out of ten riders ,3 that made the trip 81a out of my outfit. 't have a serious ac- 'did take a few nasty didn't hurt myself or IArmored Division sure 5‘ of new Half-Tracks. :- ten new ones myself started on this man- : #100 miles on each I. re quite a rig. ‘01ng to be up in this “til the first week in 7' ,, We are camped now * -ester and Union, South I d the maneuver area V"tesville, North Caro- , Six miles from the V" der. I sure have . d‘ of country since I In Army, but no place ‘5 _with the Northwest ngton. , southwest Texas ; Place I have seen so .‘ "Witheast part of Tex- .gvel‘e around that neck ’ 3 on the Louisiana “ed on Page Two) 3VMUNITY ENDAR Y .I -~ v Ly\Thanksgiving Day. \Annual Thanks— ? Plgp football game, 5 lympia, 1 pm, . ,h‘ild. Olympia. 3.51% council semi ‘ * eeting, 8 p.m., city 1 because of Thanks- »:r salty league bowling, ‘ bowling alleys. 008e Lodge weekly YP-m" Moose Hall. . ,szt‘Deadline for de- v ‘ ‘3' ballots in seventh ’ '. “hams-Journal foot- ! use. , then" ‘9 morale problem in the n, South Carolina, on. easant feeling that all‘ QArmy tests gave himI highest I.Q. ratings. intelligent men , drove a 21/2-ton six-I ~. I {capped persons, whose cost and through the firsti the public in relief would be $300 euvers, then I start-l I Ang- I 13.115. I rode for him| y fortunate on that‘ v. . to California which he will com- °unty commission- "; meeting, 10 a.m., Mason County Red 91' meeting, 8 pm. lees aerie weekly «gem, Moose Hall. Omen’s league 5' p.m., bowling al- .KiWanis club week- '7, mfieting, noon, Shel- Promotion Comes F a s t To Shelton Youth With Army '4 From buck private to ser- geant in eight months is the swift pace which Melvin Mor- gnn, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. I Morgan, has sot with Uncle Sam’s soldiers. Drafted last March, Melvin this week was notified of his promotion to the rank of ser- geant with company I, 116th Medical Corps, 4lst Division, Fort Lewis. Sergeants receive $60 a month pay, which amounts to almost a 200 percent increase in pay in eight months for the Shelton boy, considering $21 a month as a draftee‘s first re- muncration. Swift promotion isn’t the only thing Melvin has found , to his liking in the Army, eith— er, for he gained ten pounds in weight on Army cooking. REHABILITATION SERVICE SAVES TAXPAYER MONEY Division Of Education Department Helping Physically Handi- capped Earn Living One public agency which, in , the long run, saves money for tax- payers was. discovered last night by Shelton Activians. That is the vocational rehabili- tation service -of the State De- partment of Education, whose functionings were explained to the clubmen by Don Morris, direct— or, at the service group's weekly I meeting last evening. Mr. Morris explained that the vocational rehabilitation service, at an average outlay of $300, trains and equips physically handi- to to $500 a year, to earn an aver- age of $1000 a year from their own efforts. 3 Of "Each 1000 Handicapped “Our department has found from records that three out of every 1000 persons are perman— ently disabled, or physically handi- capped for earning their own liv- ” Mr. Morris told the Activ- “Our job is to see if there is any means by which these per- sons can be trained and equipped to earn their own living rather than become welfare cases. “This can’t be done in two out of three cases, we have discov- ered, as sometimes the disability is too great to correct sufficient- ly, sometimes the mentality is too low, and other causes reduce the final number We can assist to one out of three cases which come to our attention.” I Mr. Morris said that vocational rehabilitation t r a i n i n g covers many occupations, and many phy-. sically-handicapped persons have lately been trained in some types of defense endeavor. His depart- ment uncovers cases through Wel- fare departments, schools, doc- tors, nurses, hospitals, and service and welfare clubs. Excellent Employees “Employers who hire rehabili- tated physically-handicapped per- sons find them to be the most loyal, appreciative, efficient and industrious employees they have in most cases,” Mr. Morris con- cluded. “The Ford Motor com- pany employs over 10,000 phy— sically-handcapped men, yet the company has the lowest per caP' ita accident record in big indus- try.” President Chuck Rowe named a nominating committee of George Dunning, chairman, Vern Miller, Paul Marshall, John Replinger and Bill Dickie to report back at next week’s meeting with a suggested slate of candidates for club of- fices for next term. N.P.—A_gent Taking His Vacation Now H. E. DeShields, Shelton agent for the Northern Pacific Railroad. left this week on a vacation trip bine with business connected with settling the estate of a brother who died recently. Mr. DeShields expects to, be gone about three Weeks, perhaps longer. His place here is being taken by Charles F. Ziebarth, former instructor in business manage- ment and economics, at Washing" ton State College and Valpairiso University (Indiana), who is at present awaiting assignment of duties in active service with U- S. Army. Mr. Ziebarth, an Army reservist, holds the qualifications for a captain’s rank when he 15 called to the colors. SON BORN TODAY MOODY, D. o. 6017 s. E. 86TH Consolidated wi e I It III Shelton Independent SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, November 20, 1941. Santa Claus Scheduled Shelton Boy Making Excellent Progress With Studies In Naval Aviation Commu— nication Program Having heard from the Army in the adjoning column, the Navy takes its place in the news today with Milt Clothier, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Clothier of Shel- ton, speaking from the Aircraft Scouting Force, 'U.S.N., at San Diego, Calif, where he is studying aviation communication. The following story is composed of parts from four letters writ- ten by young Milt between Oct- ober 17 and November 14. How well he likes life in Uncle Sam’s Navy is simply and plainly told in the following: , October 17, 194]. ' Dear Mom: Every time I see the paper (The Journal) I would like to be home with a fish on the end of a pole (referring here to the salmon derby). I went into a sporting goods store yesterday and a clerk there was all excited over a cou- ‘ple of 15-1b. salmon displayed in the window. They had been sent down from Seattle. Wish I could get the paper soon- er, so I could send in for the football sweepstakes. That fiver would come in mighty handy down here. Things don’t look so hot new about transferring to Seattle for flight training. There have been several squadrons go out to Hono- ‘ lulu and-there is talk about us sticking here to take their place. One night a bunch of us guys were out swimming and the ath- letic chief asked me if I would like to try out for the swimming team. I made the team and after a few weeks’ training he put me in the 200 meter and 400 meter free style. Our first meet is Sun- day the 26th, against the Train- ing Station. Our coach used to be champion. He likes the way have improved and says that if he could have me a year he could make a swimmer out of me —— he calls me a natural. He has given me quite a few pointers on my fleet swimming which I can hardly ex-. plain but one is that I was losing a lot of speed on my stroke for instead of pulling straight I was pulling to the side. October 27, 1941. Dear Dad: We had our swim meet Fri- day, stepped up because of the weather. I was second in both the 400 and 200 meter That wasn’t so bad because they had some guys in there that had been pros and even at they they 'qonui Axon Kq em isaq 1,upip Saw the awards I will get for placing in each event and they sure look swell. I will send them home as soon as I get them. It rained like the dickens here for about three days and seemed good to have something to re— mind me of good old Washington. We just learned that our flight training is going to be extended to an extra three weeks, so will let us out of school somtime around Christmas. which isn’t so bad as I like it” better all the time. November 4, 1941. Dear Mom: I had my first hop today and had a lot of fun sitting on the circuit and taking code. All the fellows are swell and they do ev- erything to help a kid along. We left in the morning and flew down over Mexico and then up to Los Angeles. In the afternoon it was about the same thing except we practiced more on landings. (Continued on Page TWO) Overnight Stops Sought For Boys Coming to Confab Shelton homes where visiting Tumwater Council Boy SCOUtS may be placed overnight this com- ing Friday are being sought by looal Scout leaders as part of the' preparations for the Council’s Green Bar conference which Will take place Friday and Saturday here. . Anyone willing to keep a Scout over Friday'night is asked to con- tact District Scout Commission- er Doane Brodie, phone 337. Some 60 to 70 visiting Scouts are ex— pected to come here for the Green Bar conference program. Discussions will be led by boy leaders themselves from .RROORESS OR , ROLL on Al I I pany and Courthouse. events. I I ve service training on December RAPID PACE: Chapter Meeting Scheduled Mon- day In Courthouse Bills Nu- merous Important De— tails For Discussion With “double memberships” as the theme of workers, progress on the 1941 Red Cross roll call membership is excellent, Roll Call Chairman S. B. Anderson report- ed today. To every old and new Red Cross member the suggestion is being made this year to double their. contributions to the Red Cross be- cause of the added need for funds caused by the wartime program! under which the American Red Cross is now operating. These wartime duties will form one of the main topics to be dis-, cussed at the monthly Mason County Chapter meeting sched- uch .for next Monday evening in the courthouse. Eight o'clockl is the scheduled starting hour,i Chairman Myron Lund said to- day. Local significance of war- time Red‘Cross activities will al- so be touched by Chairman Lund. Other topics for the Monday meet- ing will include appointment of a nominating committee to pre- pare a slate of suggested candi— dates for Chapter offices, at the January.meeting, when the elec- tion will be held, and the current roll call drive. Early returns on the roll call led Chairman Anderson to pre- dict the $2500 goal set for this year’s membership drive should be reached. Mrs. William Stevenson, roll call headquarters chairman, re- ported this afternoon that five groups have already reported in with 100 percent memberships. They are the Stretch Island Win- ery at Grapeview, J. C. Penney store employees, postofficev staff, bank staff, Shelton Printing com- One of the, needs for Red Cross support was clearly demon- strated right here last week when a crippled widower with two small children were left homeless and without shelter or clothing in a fire. Through prompt ef- forts of the Red Cross here, al- ready a new home has been es- tablished and the necessary cloth- ing and bedding has been sup- plied for this family by the Red Cross. Further donations of cloth- ing and home furnishings are needed and will be appreciated. Anyone with such donations should contact Mrs. Oscar Mell and a car will be sent to pick up the articles to be donated. Roll call headquarters have been established in the Graham Theatre building, where persons who haven't yet been contacted by roll call workers may drop in and take out their memberships... Draft Taking But One Dec. 2, But 16 To Go In January Mason County is scheduled to send its 80th draftee into selec- 2 in answer to the 16th draft call issued to the local draft board, Mrs. 'Martha Haines, draft board clerk, announced today. Tentatively, that man is to be Vernon Peter Pudas, formerly of Grapeview, but now living in Ta- coma. Pudas will be inducted thru Draft Board No. 4, Tacoma, un- less deferred before that date, but the local board here will receive credit for his induction because he registered here originally. Although the December 2 call is for only one man, the 17th call, anticipated in January, is slated to take 16 Mason County men. Mrs. Haines said, for the local draft board has been instructed to prepare one-third of its entire A‘t Aerie Meeting Shelton Eagles will initiate next l-Monday evening at their weekly aerie meeting a free dance for Eagle members and their friends which may become"a regular aerie feature if it proves sufficiently popular, aerie officers announced at this week's meeting Monday night. A dutch lunch served at Mon- out-| day’s session also was so well standing troops and Sea Scout liked that the members voted to Eligible to attend the conference are all senior patrol leaders, P3" trol leaders, scribes, junior assist- ant scoutmasters, troop quarter— masters. crew leaders, yoemen. 0f— ficers of the deck and den chiefs in the. council. A banquet Satur- day mght will close the two-day conference program. Dr. Burley Flies To Bedside of III Father Dr. Emery W. Burley, Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Miles dentist. left by airplane Monday of Shelton are the baby boy born at the Shelton hos— pital today. parents of a for Los Angeles to be at the bed- side of his father, who is crit- ically ill. . ships in the Tumwater Council. make, it a weekly meeting feature, too, except on the occasions when the aerie and the auxxliary meet in joint session. Plans for the December 1 visit of State Eagle President Harri- son McAdamS are progressing ac- cording to schedule, it'<was an- nounced at Monday's program. BABY SON Mr. and Mrs. James Sheedy are the parents of a baby son born at the Shelton Hospital on Tues- day. RECEIVING TREATMENT Miss Erma Rosenow, surgical nurse at the Shelton Hospital. was admitted to the hospital this morning for medical treatment. Lobert Bell, quota for induction during that period. Eagles To Dance i, To Arrive Herc Nov. 29» ‘Sending a personal message ffom his habitat at the North ’le, Santa Claus, beloved ruler (lithe world‘s children, once more a nounced the rapidly approach- ing Christmas season, and further brought joy to childish hearts with the news of his scheduled arrival right here in Shelton on Saturday, November 29, at 10 o‘clock in the morning. ‘ .It used to be that jolly old St. Nick would come hopping and jafngling over the rooftops On his heavily laden sleigh, drawn by Donner and Blitzen, Dancer and Prancer, legendary reindeer, who traveled with the speed of the wind. No Reindeer This Trip Santa still uses them on Christ- mas eve when he really gets down to business, but for his early scouting trips, when he travels over the world to see what the little girls and boys (the good little girls and boys, of course) want for Christmas, he has had to resort to the airplane. According to which arrived from the North Pole today, Santa will leave his home there early on the morning of November 29 and will land in Shelton just before 10 o’clock. A fire engine will be sent out to pick him up and escort him to the front of the postoffice where he will be officially welcomed to the city. and the rest of those, a gift—o-gram, i OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER To Visit All Stores Santa will spend all day Shelton, visiting all the stores. A schedule of his stops in various stores is being made up and will be published in next week‘s Jour— nal. then and Christmas so that he can see every child in town be- fore Christmas Day. The visit of Santa Claus is only one of the many holiday surprises which the merchants of the town have in store. It is planned to have all street decorations up by the time Santa gets here so that he may see we have the real Christmas spirit. Plans which are being made for other events will be announced as soon as they are complete. LOBERT BEEI. 0N TOP AS PROPHETS REACH FINAL up Eight Forecasters Within Four Points In Race For Cash Prizes; 2 Weeks To Go Hitting for the home stretch, Rayonier chemist staff member, holds a shaky one— point lead over three rivals as contestants in the 1941 Merchants- Journal football sweepstakes go into the final two weeks‘ of the ten-week competition. Bell has compiled 104 points out of a possible 140 in the best seven out of eight ballots he has turn- ed in to date in the weekly foot- ball forecasting contest. Right on his heels come Fran- cis Eacrett, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tabkc, each with 103 points, while four others are over the loo-point mark and naturally very much in the running. Mrs. Fran- cis Eacrett and Jim Tough each' have 102 points, Pete Melin boasts of 101 points and Mrs. Mary Pigg an even 100 markers. If the balloting had been con- sidered on a full eight week basis, Eacrett would be the leader with 116 points with Bell trailing with 113, but since the sweepstakes are decided on a nine-out-of—ten week basis the elimination of the poorest weekly ballot from the records of contestants who have not missed a week yet is the only way a fair comparative picture can be made. Thirteen additional forecasters have 7-ballot records of 98 and 99 points, and they cannot be con- sidered out of the running for one of the three prizes $25, $15 and $10. These contestants include Mrs. Nina Stinchfield, Mrs. Steve Viger, Dan Wilson, Betty Woods, Elmer Matson, Fred Berg, W. H. Brown, Cliff Cannon, Gladys Cannon, Floyd Cole, George Dunning, Gordon Hendry, and Rudy Holmes. 1000WI ‘ Play Presented Three presentations of “Dollars To Doughnuts,” three-act comedy presented by Irene S. Reed high school students, were witnessed by approximately 1000 persons last night, yesterday afternoon and Monday night. A full house was on hand for the matinee performance yester: day, while the two evening per- formances which were open to the public both drew good attendances, school officials said today. The matinee. was given for grade school students and junior and semor- high students who the busses to get to and from school. First Carloads Of Xmas Trees Here Leave Ye s terday I 1 Northern Pacific freight cars are bearing the first 1941 Christmas trees shipped by ran out of Shelton to destinations in two Mid-Western and one California city now. Three carioads of Christmas trees, shipped by the J. Hofert ompany, were pulled out of the N.P. depot here Tuesday afternoon, one bound for Chi- cago, one for Wichita, Kansas, and the third for Oakland, Cal. These are the first three of what will probably be an ulti- mate 125 carioads of Christmas trees to be shipped out of the Shelton N.P. depot by Decem- ber 15. use NINE HICLIMBERS ' PLAY FINAL GRID GAME TOMORROW All Have Played Regularly In ’41 Lineup; Seven Probable Starters For Olym- pia Clash Nine players who have per— formed in starting or first line reserve roles throughout this football season will be playing their final games in Highclimber gridiron regalia ThanksgiVing Day when Shelton meets Olympia in the traditional prep football clash between the two schools. Kickoff time is slated for one o’clock on Stevens Field in Olym- pm. The two starting Highclimber ends, Earl Lumsden and Ted Van Overbeke, three guards who have shared time about equally this season, John Eager, Carrol Hill and Mac Wilson, three backfield regulars, Louie Woolsey, Bob Puhn and Bob Pearce, and one tackle, Donn Nelson, will be playing out their high school football strings in this Turkey Day contest. All but Nelson of this group are seniors who graduate next spring. Nelson will be ineligible after this season because of age restrictions. Of these nine, Hill and Wilson probably will be the only seniors to see the kickoff from the bench, if Coach Walt Hakola sticks to the plans he announced Monday for his starting lineups. The fourth backfield post would be filled by big Jim Howarth, and other tackle by Chuck Daugherty. and the center slot by tall Sam Wilson, all juniors. Jobs-Available In Many’Places, Pay, Hours Good If you want to better yourself. and if you are looking for work, then contact the Washington State Employment Service immed- iately. That is the suggestion of Alice Helenius, manager of the Olym- pia office, who reports that many good job openings are being re- ceived at their office daily. Supporting her suggestion, Manager Helenius said, “Here are some of the jobs which we are trying to fill right now . . . a registered pharmacist . . . a P0111” try hatchery man . . . a male stenographer for Alaska . . . rein- forcing iron workers . . . a struc- vtural steel worker . . . steam fit- ters . . . sheet metal workers . . . a plumber . . . a shoe repairman . . . a carburetor specialist for Buick automobiles . . . a man and wife for farm work . . . a sales girl for women’s ready to wear . . . housekeepers and day workers." “These jobs,” Mrs. Helenius said, “call for good working hours and good pay.” Full details can be had by contacting the Em- ployment Service at 522 Capitol Way in Olympia. A representative of the Employment Service will be at the Court House in Shelton each Tuesday between the hours of 8:00 A. M. and 4:00 P. M. He will be glad to give further details concerning any of these job open; ings. Father of Mrs. Drake I I Dies on Whidby Island R. B. Policy, 89, father of Mrs. George Drake of Shelton, died at his home at Langley, 01f Whidby Island, Monday after an extended illness, it was learned here today by friends of Mrs. Drake. Death came shortly before Mrs. Drake arrived at her father’s bedside. .I m‘ Santa will not only be here on. November 29, but will also visit, Shelton on every Saturday between I , which 9-Year-Old Hooclsport Girl Saves From Cold TIMBER BEING . TREATED ASA REGULAR CRBI’.‘ Drake, Just Returned From Chi-p cago Timber Conference, Reviews Permanent Logging Efforts George Drake, superintendent of logging for the Simpson Log— ging Company, was speaker at the Kiwanis Club session Tuesday on the general subject of “Timber as a Crop," outlined the increasing interest over the country in for- est conservation and protection of new growth. He recently return— ed from a conference at Chicago included representatives from all the timber regions of the Union, which are now becom- ing concerned in the perpetuation of the timber to save industry and employment. He found that other sections have much the same problems as our own in planning for new for- ests to replace those cut out, but that this state is fortunate in hav- ing a climate conducive to refor- esting and every prospect encour- aging except to make the passing public fire-conscious. In New Eng- land, the South and in the west- ern states the larger timber hold- ers have begun cooperation with federal and state agencies in var- ious protective methods, and our own state is advanced in laws to penalize willful and careless ac— tions on the part of the public which are slowly cutting down fire losses. One Crop Each Lifetime He emphasized the fact that timber is a crop like any other product of the soil but that it re- turns a harvest but once in a life- time, and that the public as well as the tax collectors need to learn this fact and lend aid to every ef- fort to protect the crop through the years, as well as to encour- age all plans to conserve it in op- eration and in protecting new growth and reforesting. Now the larger concerns like the Simpson Logging Company are joining in new plantations for producing seedlings for planting in areas where the new crop is slow in coming, and with public help the results will soon be showing to add impetus to public help in keeping the forests green. The Clemons reforesting area in Grays Harbor county is the larg— est in this district, and picture slides were shown proving that nature is doing a good job in bringing up timber for the next generation, although in territory which was out clean in logging While there was much waste in early logging because of lack of interest and cost, the modern way of logging leaving seed trees or bunches to reforest lower regions} is working out well; but no real criticism is due early logging me- thods because without them there would be few towns and cities orI eVen people in this state and we would still be pioneering. Train- ed engineers are now directing all forest practices. Companies Start Nursery The Simpson company, with three others, have started a model tree nursery in the Nisqually Vale 193’. beside the highway; where five million seedling firs will be growing early next year, all con- tracted for at a cost of around $4 a thousand. These young trees will be taken as they reach plant— lng stage and set out in voids: where natural trees are slow in coming, thus making vast areas of rolling lands coming on for fu— turc use. The companies are fin- ancmg the entire project. , Mr. Drake pointed out that thel great problem was protection and making the public conscious of the fact that under the densel growth of ferns on logged lands' was a prospective crop of trees which “brush fires" wipe out in a few hours in spite of prompt fire crews of forestry, state and company. The “Keep Washington Green” program is steadily cutting the annual fire losses, and while the state laws are based on common sense it is now most important to instill common sense into the-pub- lic, which is the greatest menace to its own ,welfare in future in- dustry. Among I the numerous views natural reforesting; and of the ravages of fire in such districts, and also of a model building at Salem, Oregon, where each room is finished in all native woods, showing a number of varities so far neglected but appealing to the‘i lniant Boy Canal Water 1 Two Women Revive Little W’arren I Hunt, 1!} Years Old, After I5 Minutes Of Artificial Respiration Tuesday Plucky Hettie Pierce, nine—year- ] old fourth grade student at Hoods- l port grade school, braved Hood Canal's chilly winter water yes- terday afternoon to save from drowning Warren Hunt, lug-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Hunt, when the infant lad fell off a small dock in front of the Pierce and Hunt homes at Hoodsport. Warren was revived by artific— ial respiration administered for about fifteen minutes by Mrs.‘ Dwight L. Pierce, Hettie’s mother, and Mrs. J. H. Nance, a neighbor. No one saw the little lad fall off the dock so it is not certain just how long he was in the wa- ter when his floating body was discovered by Mrs. Pierce, and had it not been for Mrs. Pierce’s intention to checkup on a task of cleaning up the front yard she had given two or three small boys in the neighborhood little Warren probably would have drowned. Chance Discovery When the boys cameto the door to collect their pay for the clean- up job Mrs. Pierce walked to the front porch of her home to look at the result of the boys’ work. Happening to glance at the wa- ter, she saw Warren's body float- ing face up about 30 feet from shore, she told a Journal report- er last night. She shouted for Hettie, whom she had seen, just before going to the front of the house, on the highway behind the Pierce home as Hettie walked home from school with a girl chum, and the pretty, brown-eyed, husky Hettie raced to the edge of a bulkhead in front of the Pierce home, doffed her coat and jumped into the waist deep water, then at high tide. Wading out until the wa- ter was up to her chin, Hettie swam a few strokes to reach the floating boy and pulled him to shore, where Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Nance administered the artificial respiration which resulted in re- viving Warren after fifteen min-' utes. The lad was pronounced none the worse for his experience by two physicians called to the scene. They did not arrive until after the youngster was revived. Effective Resusitation Forrest D. Briggs, P.U.D. No. 1 manager and a Red Cross emer- gency first aid station attendant at Potlatch, also was called to the scene, but Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Nance had done their respira- tion so effectively that the little victim was revived by the time he, too... arrived on the scene. First reports reaching Shelton of the near-tragedy were directed to the sheriff’s office and said there had been a drowning, but when Sheriff Gene Martin and Deputy Fred Hickson arrived on the scene they discovered the happy ending to the mishap. Time of the accident was set at a few minutes after 3:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, as Het- tie had been dismissed from school at that time and had come di- rectly home, a distance of ap- proximately four blocks. County Buys New Tractor; Street Vacation Put Off On its bid of $5,200, the Western Tractor and Equipment Company of Seattle was awarded contract to supply Mason County with a new T-4 Traxcavator with a ’34- yard bucket by action :0f the i county commissioners at week’s meeting. ' The price includes a. $394.96 turn-in valuation allowed on' a used power shovel owned by Ma- son County. The only other bid-‘ entered was at $5,414.26 by the Howard Cooper Corporation. Action was delayed by the board for the second time in as many weeks on the proposed va- cation of 230 feet of Eberhart street in Allyn so that proper title for the right-of—way for the road being used at present through Block 8, Allyn, can be secured for the county. The vacation is ask— ed in a petition submitted by G. R. Kirk, et al'. ‘ The board set December 8 at ten o’clock as time for public hearing on the petition of Louis Weinel et ux, submitted by At- torney A. C. Bayley, asking va- cation of portions of Olympic and Mason streets in the plat of Un- ion City. Legion Near Goal shown were informative scenes of} In Membership Commander Mel Dobson of Fred B. Wivell Post American Le- gion announced last night the membership of the local post had ingenious builder who desires something new. Mrs. Nelson Resigns Position With Welfare Mrs. Eleanor Nelson, supervisor] of child welfare work for the Ma- son County Welfare Department ! trict meeting reached 105 with only 29 to go to reach the goal set by the State Department. Dr. Melcum and E. H. Faubert reported on the dis- held last night with Edward B. Rhodes Post of Ta- coma as host. * The attendance jackpot took a nose—dive when Charlie Frazier and Paul Hughey were both pres- this-m for several years, resigned herlent to claim the money as their position effective today to devotel names were pulled from the box. full time to her family in Seattle. I Legionnaire Frazier was twenty As yet no successor has been 10- I dollars to the good while Game cated, Welfare Administrator Warden Hughey garnered $14.50 Glenn Ratcliff said today. as his share of the booty. Fellow members of the county An invitation was extended to welfare staff honored Mrs. Nelson} meet with Alfred Wm. Leach post last night at a fareWell party of Olympia at their regular ga- given at the home of Mrs. Floy thering next Tuesday evening, Yenter at Hoodsport. November 25th.