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$118 0‘ ‘ to H If EXCHANGE ; Use the )N «CLASSIFIEDS HEATED ON 1 I CEMBER IO mpion Bremcrton Quin- Play Highcllmbers in ing Contest In New . ol Athletic Plant I ’8 brand new gymnasium i . Officially dedicated the M December 10 when the} g. Highclimbers entertainI erton Wildcats in a m‘ep ‘ tDali encounter. Shel- 01 Athletic Director Ho- ‘1‘ announced yesterday' the pre-season basket- ule for the Highclimb- ging Bremerton for that contest the Highclimb- be taking on the state‘s , erton last spring, and l“ Second place team in! n division of the South» . chool basketball cham- the Wildcats won the I 8tate tournament last The usual two-game pro- ,h second teams meeting O’clock in the prelimin- .be carried out for the -‘ program. details of the dedica- will be announced later, 91‘ said. E Opponents Billed on for the Highclimbers re-season practice games , a class in general bet- " What they will meet in league play, a hasty »: the list of games Tay- anged for Coach Frank asketeers indicates. geles and Lincoln, both " ament entries along against the Highclim‘i Eatonvillc Bellarmme f0r.~.hard are. additional ‘n‘bers, who havei g out for the past . take on their first N this wrong Saturday :1 they go to Port An- “return game will be etime during the regu- “‘ season, being sand- ~at a date yet to be fix- . Orchard, likewise is to ‘ 0n open‘dates during " 1'1 season. bitlous Schedule 1 Saturday’s trek to les, the Highclimbers this ’pre-season com- Mtine: ' kat Bellarminc. Bremerton here (dedi- i i ! Bellarmine here. at Centralia. at Bremerton. at Eatonville. Lincoln here. \Centralia here. ~ thwest conference sched- n January 2 with Ab- ing here for the High- first opponent. illard is fairly optimis- ,ighclimber prospects for sfiason. The new gym. has created a new lg the basketball can-x a couple of transfers , Schools have given un- "3trength to the squad. Letterman Back 1 ‘8 building around five i lettermen from last "Ten Woods, Earl Lums- ‘ Phillips, Ken Fredson, ‘1 Loop. The transfers Maulden from Spokane, l‘ger from Elma, both , haVe shOWn good eyes What to date. the High- Ch said yesterday. '. of lads up from last 011d string and junior Showing much improve- ' elongated Sam Wilson cI'lliurn of the reserves, 6 ISector and Jim Tobey junior high being the lnaries, Willard added. VS test at Port Angeles I fhe Highclimber mentor «n. at his 1942 squad o . ¥___g____ ‘ . l‘s AWOL Arrested Here Idlers found to be A.W. ort Lewis were ar- .’1n_ auto camp near -’ ay. and Sunday by he Martin and Deputy at“, n and turned over to ' mills for punishment. Blue ‘ t came after the law there called to the auto VEStigate the two men, Govern and Harry York, another charge. Dis- Al‘my clothing among 908session was follow- eck with Fort Lewis. To ' Renovate Street Building 8 permit was issued by City Auditor Gor- tO Hobert Hedrick for ‘ ,Vation project on the . ,I “ding on Cote street recently purchased ck eheslock estate. ORN SATURDAY e Mrs. LeRoy Eide of bible parents of a baby ’11 Saturda at the Pital, y as WILL BE 3 MOODY. D.’0 6017 S. E. PORTLAND, '3 RAYONIER SECOND QUARTER PROFITS SHOWING INCREASE Increased Tax Provisions, ‘ How- ever, Reduce Net Below Same Period 0f Year Prior San Francisco, Nov. 25.~~Ray— onier Incorporated reports for the months ended October 31, 1941, -; ,sccond quarter of its fiscal year, consolidated net profit of $935,760, after depreciation, depiction, iii- tercst, federal income and excess profits taxes. This is equal, after preferred dividends, to 65 cents a share on 963,871 shares of com- mon stock outstanding, and com- 'pares with $834,983, or 54 cents a share, for the preceding quarter and $1,053,557, or 77 cents a . share, for the quarter ended Oct- ober 31, 1940. Federal income and excess profits taxes for the second quarter of the current year totaled $1,343,467 as against $994,- ' 553 for the corresponding period a year ago. For the 6 months ended October 31, 1941, the company reports conv solidated net'profit of $1,770,743, equal, after preferred dividends, to $1.19 a share of common stock. compared with $2,139,109, or $1.57 a share, for the first half of the preceding fiscal year. Profit be- fore federal income and excess profits taxes for the 1941 period was $4,323,547, an increase of $260,345 over the $4,063,202 shown for the like period a year ago. The provision for federal taxes, however, increased $628,711, and amounted to $2,552,804 as against $1,924,093. The provision for fed- eral taxes was $782,061 in excess of the net profit after such taxes. Production Rises; Also The company’s production for the first half of the current year totaled 184,293 tons and sales to- taled 198,491 tons, as against production of 178,186 tons and sales of 175,616 tons for the like period last year. Sales for the first half of the current year in- cluded 103,722 tons of dissolving pulps, 81,607 tons of paper grade pulps, and 13,162 tons of fine papers. This compares with 126,- 553 tons of dissolving pulps, 39,- 487 tons of paper grade pulps, and 9,576 tons of fine papers sold in the corresponding period ~a yearA ago. Sales of dissolving pulps to cus- tomers in the United States dur- ing thevsix months ended October 31, 1941 totaled 97,326 tons as against 68,476 tons for the sim- ilar 1940 period, and were by far the largest for any half-year period in the company’s history. This record reflects the contin- uing high rate of activity in the domestic rayon industry. Demand Taxes Facilities Commenting upon the tight sit- uation which prevails in the do- mestic wood pulp industry, E. M. Mills, president of Rayonier, said: “The domestic demand for wood pulps of all types, together with the necessity for American pro- ducers to supply eertain foreign markets. has been such as to tax the manufacturing facilities of the entire industry. To the normal requirements, which have been in— creasing as a result of improved economic conditions, there has been added a growing volume 0f demand directly traceable to the National Defense Program. It would appear that such conditions will prevail for some time to come. As a matter of fact. de- spite thc. all-out effort being made by the industry, there exists a possibility of a shortage in cer- tain types of pulps." The consolidated balance sheet of Rayonier and its subsidiary as of October 31, 1941, showed cur- rent assets of $10,657,609, and current liabilities of $6,095,801: the excess of current assets over current liabilities being $4,561,808- Moose Members Must Bring Friend Friday Moose Lodge members must bring a friend who is a prospect- ive future member of the lodge as their "ticket" of admission _to this coming Friday night’s socxal program, Governor George Arid: rews reminded lodge membe‘rs to- day. . The program will feature mo- tion pictures in color taken by L. D. Hack of his recent trip to the Mid-West and particularly of his visit to Mooseheart, the childrens’ home maintained by the M0056 Lodge. Second Half Tax Payments Due "by End of ThisWeek In the excitement of Thanks- giving and its attendant activ- ities, hope you property own- ers who pay your taxes by halves haven’t overlooked the fact that payment of second halves of 1941 taxes falls due this weekend. Officially, the deadline is Nov- ember 30, which is Sunday this year, so genial County Treas- urer Omer L. Dion says he will accept any second half PM" ments Monday without insti- tuting the ten per cent inter- est penalty which the law says should be attached on delin- quent taxes, Igxxmgmmmmmxmammxxmxxxxm%%%%%%%%%§l iii , iii x Santa s it E S C H E D U L E a; l r" g: In order to make it easier for all the boys and it girls to see him, Santa Claus has made up a I lg special schedule of appearances this year and A, will follow the schedule listed below. Parents it are urged to clip this schedule out and use it § in taking their youngsters for their Santa gig is Claus visit. 31% .53 10:00 A. M.~—-— Arrive in, Town, greeted it at Post Office by Mayor Stevenson. E: 10:00 to 11:00 —-— L. M. Toy Department if, 11:15 to 12:00 —— Wilcox 10¢ Store A $1. 1:00 to 1:15 —— Shelton Hardware Co. 1,3 a 1:30 to 1:45 ~— McKenzie-Morrison 2:00 to 2:30 ——Olsen Furniture Co. 'zg, 2:45 to 3:15—Penney Store i, 3,; 3:30 to 4:00—Wilcox 10¢ Store 3% 4:15 to 5:00 — L. M. Toy Department ' Ewmiawxammmfismw omwmmsammwmssmmmg MRS. TABKE IN SWEEPSTAKES . LEAD AFTER SECOND WINNING U. Consolidated wit h ‘e Shelton ' Independen SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, November 25, 1941. BALLOT OF 1941 COMPETITION Only twice in the three—year history of the Merchants-Journal football sweepstakes has any one forecaster ever won two weekly prizes during any one season. No. 2 to do SO is Mrs. Myrtle Tabke. She produced her second 17-point ballot of the 1941 sweep- stakes last week to walk off with the $5 weekly check in the ninth week of the contest, the second time this year she has done so. The only other two-time winner was Pat Smith, who accomplished the rare feat during the 1939 sweepstakes. Mrs. Tabke’s achievement this past week not only won her the .‘weekly prize aWard for the second time this year but at the same time placed her in‘ the lead for the $25 sweepstakes grand prize which goes to the contest’s best prophet, and practically cinches for her no worse than the $15 sweepstakes second prize or the $10 third prize. It’s A Family Affair Mrs. Tabke’s lead, however, is but one slim point over her hus- band, Bob, and two over Francis Eacrett and Lobert Bell. The latter, who led the field up to this Saturday, slipped to a tie for third place with a 14-point ballot while Eacrett’s 15-point bal- lot dropped him for a tie for second to a tie for third. Bob Tabke produced a 16-point ballot to maintain his second place posi- tion, only now he has it alone ‘whereas last week he shared it with his wife. Mrs. Tabke‘s triumph in the ninth week balloting gave the feminine entrants their third decision against six weekly checks copped by masculine swamis. Mrs. Donna Murphy was the other wo- man winner, taking the bacon in the first week. The final ballot of the 1941 sweekstakes appears in today’s Journal. Two Games Misplaced Inchecking this week’s ballots, the Judges alloWed the Stanford- California and Texas-Texas A and M games to go as correct on all ballots, although the games were not played Saturday. The Street and Smith Football Pictorial which the contest judges used in pick- ing the sweepstakes games some- how mistakenly listed both games under the November 22 date and that is how they happened to be included in the ninth week list. Actually, the Stanford-California game will be'played next Satur- day and the Texas-Texas A and M game this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day in Texas. Results of the 18 games which were played follow: Indiana 7, Purdue 0 Santa Clara 31, U.C.L.A. 13 Nebraska 14, Iowa 13 RECORD T. B. XMAS SEAL SALE * INSTIGATED HERE THIS WEEK l announced. f Penn 16, Cornell 0 Temple 31, Holy Cross 13 Fordham 35, St. Marys 7 Colgate 30, Columbia 21 S.M.U. 14, Baylor 0 Minnesota 41, Wisconsin 6 Vanderbilt 7, Alabama 0 Navy 23, Princeton 0 Tennessee 20, Kentucky 7 Michigan 20, Ohio State 20 (tie) Northwestern 27, Illinois 0 Oregon 19, Washington 16 Georgia 35, Dartmouth 0‘ Notre Dame 20, U.S.C. 18 Harvard 14, Yale 0. l l Eagle President 1 Visiting Shelton Aerie on Monday Final preparations were made last night at the weekly aerie meeting for the visit next Mon- day evening of State Eagle Presi- dent Harrison McAdams to the Shelton aerie. The program for the president’s visit will find a large class of new candidates being initiated into Eagle membership in both the Shelton and Bremerton aeries by the Bremerton aerie officers; a local talent musical entertainment program; the address by Mr. Mc- Adams; a bill-burning ceremony celebrating the cleaning up of the final debts of the old Eagles Club— room; and the serving of refresh- ments. Original plans for a public din- ner preceding the big aerie pro- gram have been cancelled, it was All Eagles were requested by President Art Griggs to bring friends to next Monday’s pro- gram. Milk Going To 13¢ Quart Here On December 1 Milk prices in Mason Count move to 13¢ a quart effective December 1, county milk retail— ers announced today. That figure, however, will still be one cent below the scale which prevails currently in virt- ually all other areas in Western Washington, as 14 cents a quart is the general level elsewhere. The local scale, too, applies only on the first sixty quarts taken in any one month, above 60 quarts the price droppin back to the preSent 12¢ figure. A change in the gallon scale will also become effective at the same time, the price going to 48¢ a. gallon straight instead of the 44¢ figure now in effect. Over 3000 Mason County resi- dents received envelopes contain- ing Christmas seals from the Ma‘ son County Tuberculosis League this weekend as Uncle Sam's POSt' men made their rounds, initiating the largest campaign for funds tlée local league has ever attempt- e . Amounts of seals to individuals have not been increased this year but the list of persons to whom the seals Were mailed is the larg- est m the league's history, Mrs. Vernon Davidson, executive secre- tary, explained today. The local league is seeking a one-third increase over last year’s sale. or a goal of $1160, in order to carry out its campaign to pro- v1de 'a free tuberculosis test for evele Mason County reSident’ Mrs' DaVldson said. / "If the public will cooperate as whole-heartedly as the hospital and the doctors have we will achieve that aim,” she comment- ed. “The league asks that every person who receives seals donate something, even if only a small amount, and that every one with a job take the seals sent them." Mrs. Davidson again offered the motion pictures the local league has in its posseasion to any or- ganization or group desiring to see them. Tonight the films are to be shown at Camp 3 and Fri- day at Skokomish Grange. The annual essay contest spon- sored by the Mason County League has closed and judging under the direction of County School Supt. J. E. Martin is expected to be com- pleted by the end of this week. attaining our $2500 goal looks ipretty good.” Roll call headquarters; in the 1 ROLL CALL NOW ill 3 ., FINAL WEEK; GOAL : i , HELD ATTAINABI.-. ___ l ' Biggest Part Of Funds Sought To Come In During Last Days Of Campaign Red Cross roll call (i'rlllvi'li‘iiitfl'fik 1 turned Into the home stretch yes;- tcrday as the final week of the] annual campaign for funds to car—1 Vry out Red Cross activitics arm I rived. While the actual amount. of money turned in to date is only a small part of the quota sought, that amount still is a good indi-i cater of ultimate success, Roll Call Chairman S. B. Anderson said today. “Our percentage of member— ships compares equally to re- Sults in other parts of the state at this period,” Chairman Ander- son pointed out, “and since the great bulk of the money is turned in during the last couple of days by the solicitors the prospect of l Graham Theatre building will re- main open the rest of this week, Where persons overlooked by can- vassing committees can take out their memberships: The Mason County chapter is stressing double memberships in local families this year. HEADQUARTERS TO BE SET UP IN WELFARE BLDG. Permanent headquarters and of- flees for the Mason County Red Cross chapter will. be set up -in the Welfare building at Sixth and Railroad, it was determined after considerable discussion at last night’s monthly meeting of the chapter in the courthouse, Chapter Chairman Myron Lund reported today. The chapter will establish head- quarters in the same room with the Red Cross sewing project with a staff of volunteer women work- ers operating the office, he. said. Considerable. discussion was de- voted at last night's meeting to the feasibility of- organizing sub— chapters throughout the. county to increase the efficiency of the county chapter‘s operation a n d, actions, and other discussion Con- tared on proposed changes in the executive and administration or— ganization of the county chapter with a View to preparing it more effectively for the wartime duties it will have to carry on this coming year. . Chapter expenditures were talk— ed over and tentative revisions of» the chapter’s budget for 1942 aired. Chairman Lund appointed Doane Brodie, Glenn Ratcliff and Oscar Mell as a nominating committee to prepare a slate of suggested officers for 1942, to be elected atI the December meeting. RED CROSS SEWING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED ‘ This week’s sewing for the Red Cross sewing proiect is be-: ing handled by the V.F.W. and American Legion Auxiliaries to-| day, open date Wednesday, thei DES. and Amaranth Thursday, and the Garden.Club Friday. Mrs. Herbert Miller, project chairman“ announced today. She said a call has been issued for the knitting of sweaters for American enlisted men stationed .in cold climates and also a call lfor comfort kits to be completed {not later than December 5. The comfort kits, Mrs. Miller explain- ed. are composed of one small note book and envelope, one, small diary, one pencil, one jack— knife, one comb, one tube shav- ing cream, one deck of cards, one “housewife,” and five U. S. post- cards. The call is being made now so that one kit can be given to each man in the hospitals on. Christmas Day, Mrs. Miller said, and donations of whole or various. parts of kits will be greatly ap- preciated. There is also a need for more lap babes and afghans for service- men in hospitals, so anyone wish- ing to make them may contact Mrs. Miller for materials. Thursday Issue To Carry First Xmas Messages With hundreds of beautiful Christmas gifts on the counters and shelves of Shelton’s Retail Stores, just waiting to be trans- formed into happiness for some- one, The Journal takes pleasure in announcing that the publica— tion of Thursday, November 27 will be devoted to the official Christmas opening. Merchants of the town are co- operating handsomely to make this a really big Christmas edi-_ tion, and The Journal urges all local residents to visit the local stores and examine their fine stocks of gift merchandise. In addition to being the of- ficial opening, Saturday, the 29th will also see the arrival of Santa Claus in town.‘ He will be met by the fire department who will escort him around town and then to the Postoffice where he will be welcomed by Mayor Wm. Stevenson. A sched— ule of his visits to various stores is contained elsewhere in the Paper. ‘ owe Daimmc AT THE JOURNAL PHONE 100 OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER . EDITORIAL The Liberties We Must Defend In the midst of a period of conflicting ideas and emotions a clear-thinking American, whose words are quoted, puts our Bill of Rights into simple, compact form. He says : like the American Way. Why? “Because I can go to any church I please. “I can read, see and hear what I choose. “I can express my opinion openly. “My mail reaches me as it was sent—un— censored. “My telephone is untapped. “I can join any political party I wish. “I can vote for what and whom I please. “I have a constitutional right to trial by jury. “I am protected a g a i n S t unconstitutional search and seizure. “Neither my life nor my property can be forfeited without due process of law.” ‘ Thesc are the liberties we Americans have en- joyed through all the years since the founding of our nation and they are the liberties we must .be prey pared to defend. LATEST BOOK OF ARCHIE BINNS IS HIWANIS SUBJECT Mrs. Plumb Gives Review of “Northwest Gateway” This I Noon at Service Club | City Librarian Laura K. Plumb gave the Kiwanis Club today an in- teresting review of Archie Binns’ new book “Northwest Gateway,” :1 historical novel based on facts of the finding and founding of Seattle, and the events through the preceding century of the an- cient mariners of several early nations who explored Pacific wa— ters and laid claim to the find- ings of the Northwest harbors and Puget Sound, and left their im- press in the names of today. l TRAFFIC DRIVE NIPS EIGHT MORE DURING WEEKEND State Patrol, City Police, Sheriff’s Force Continue Campaign To Enforce Motor Code Eight more arrests for viola- tions of traffic regulations were chalked up by state patrol, city police and sheriff’s office officials over the weekend. Paul Jacobs of Shelton was a' double-loser to the law, being ar- rested on successive days for the same offense, driving whilehis license was revoked, for which he received a 30—day jail sentence yesterday from Justice W. A. Magoon. State Patrolman Cliff Aden ari- The story is woven around thei rested Jacobs Friday night ‘and settlement at Alki Point, the founding of what is now Seattle, and the lusty growth through the years in spite of Indians, the great fire of 1889, and the Chin- ese riots of 1885, and the long de— layed hopes of the Northern Pa- cific railroad, but which really dates from the arrival of the first gold ship with several tons of the precious dust back in 1897. From the half dozen first families who landed from the schooner Exact in 1852 to the more than 300.000 population of the city today, and its growth from the small Yesler sawmill to the present sky-scrap- ers is a, long story but pleasingly told in the book and best appreci- ated from reading rather than I then stopped him again Saturday. Speeding charges brought $10 fines, plus costs, to William Hall u and Jack Cole, both of Shelton, the former arrested by Aden Sat- urday and tried by Justice M. C. Zintheo, the latter arrested Sun- day morning by Deputy Fred Hickson after a three-mile chase and tried this afternoon before Justice Magoon. Arthur E. Harris of Tacoma for- feited $10 bail on a speeding charge after his arrest Sunday by Aden, while Ted Hawk of Pot- latch Route was fined $10 each on separate charges of parking on a highway and being drunk, Justice Magoon meting out the fines last week after Hawk’s ar- from a highlight review such as is rest by Aden. possible in a short half-hour. The story goes back to the na- tive Indians, said to have been seventy distinct tribes, using the “delate wawa" of the Chin00k jargon with variations to the com- , ing of the whites to the territory that was Oregon, centered around Portland on the Columbia River, the contest with the Hudson Bay Fur Company at Nisqually, and finally the efforts to interest the government at Washington with the Northwest, is informative in small volume of history that would make up a large library in itself. Added interest is given because the author is a Mason County boy and many of the incidents given find this county and some of its earlier settlers featured in the ter- ritorial and state history. Reorganization Meet Wednesday The recently formed nine-man Mason County School District Re- organization committee settles doWn to the serious buSiness of revising the county school dis- ‘trict map, if it deems such re- vision practicable, this Wednes- day evening when the committee's first official meeting is scheduled for eight o'clock in the commis- sioners“ room at the county court- house. First work of the committee members will be largely to ac- quaint themselves with a. map of the county school districts to get a general idea (if the geographic setup of the county districts, ac- cording‘ to County‘ School Supt. J. E. Martin, secretary of the committee. County Commissioner Fred Fer- ris is chairman. POTLATCH, HOODSPORT VOTE ON CONSOLIDATION Residents of the Potlatch and Hoodsport school districts have a date on December 6 to vote upon a proposed consolidation of the two school districts. Polls will be open between fine and six o’clock. "WM At the present time all Potlatch grade school children are being educated at the Hoodsport grade school, Lester LaMarsh of Shelton drew a $15 fine, plus costs, on a neg- ligent driving charge before Jus- tice Zintheo after his. arrest on Thanksgiving Day by Aden. Char- les Engelman of Olympia forfeited“ $5 bail for failing to stop at an arterial sign, resulting in his arrest by Deputy Hickson, and Jonas Sundquist of.H0quiam for- feited $5 bail after being arrested by Police Chief Andy on a speed- ing charge Sunday. SPORTSMEN MEET THURSDAY NIGHT Big game hunting pictures tak- en on his numerous expeditions to all parts of Western America, including Canada and Alaska, by I. P. Callison, founder of the Callison Evergreen company, will be the feature entertainment for the November meeting of the Hood»Canal Sportsmens Associa- tion this Thursday evening in the Hoodsport school building, Secretary 0. K. Linscott remind- ed members today. COMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY———U. S. Navy Re- cruiter at city hall, 9 a.m., to 4 pm. WEDNESDAY~A e t i v e C 1 u b weekly dinner meeting, 6:30 p. m., Moose Hall. WEDNESDAY—O d d F ellows lodge weekly meeting, 8 p.m., I.0.0.F. Hall. WEDNESDAY—Mason County school district reorganization committee’s first official meet— ing, 8 p.m., commissioners“ room, courthouse. . WEDNESDAY—Irene S. Reed high school Parent-Teachers Group meeting, 7:30 p.m., sen- ior high auditorium. THURSDAY—Commercial league bowling, 8 p.m., bowling alleys. WEDNESDAY—M a son County Planning Council monthly meet- ing, noon, Shelton Hotel. THURSDAY—Hood Canal Sportsmens Ass’n November meeting, 8 p.m., Hoodsport school building. Big game hunting pictures to he shown. ' SAFEWAY TO BUILD NEW STORE HERE Modern New —Store Structure To Be Erected At First And Railroad, With Big Park- ing Space Planned Plans for construction of a new store building in Shelton by the Safeway Stores, Inc., of Nevada, were revealed publicly Friday with the filing of deeds with the county auditor for the purchase of three lots at the northeast cor- ner of First street and Railroad Avenue from the Currie and Swan and Johnson estates, cul- minating a deal which has been under way for several months. Documentary stamps attached to the deeds indicate the sale price on the three lots totalled around $8,500. Because of the necessity of dealing with the numerous heirs of the estates involved, the deal took several months to complete, although generally known to have been under way for sometime past. Acquisition of the three lots were necessary to carry out the Safeway Stores general plan in erecting modern store buildings, for ample parking space for shop- pers is an important part of that plan. Details Lacking Yet Just. when construction of the new store building will be start- ed islnot known here, neither Roy Maddux, local store manager, nor H. P. Brown, district manager. having that information at hand yet. However, it is known the contract for the construction has been put up for bid and it is ex- pected the work will be pushed as quickly as possible after the contract is awarded. The general plan for the new store includes extension of the present thoroughfare which runs in front of the Title Insurance Building on to First street, with as much widening as can be made. ‘ to give a through street from First to Second in and out of the park— ing lot which will surround the new building. The new store structure is to stand in about the present loca— tion of the old Currie home, occu- pied in late years by the Paul Fredson family. The home has been in sad repair for some years and its replacement by the type of building the Safeway firm erects will be a handsome im- provement to the business district at First and Railroad. Three Lots Acquired The property acquired by Safe- way for the new store includes lot five of Block 10 of Francis Shelton's addition, that adjoining the Title Insurance Building, which was acquired from the Swan heirs, Mrs. Mayme Swan Earl, Mrs. Marjorie Swan Valley and Mrs. Jeannette Swan Fisk, for one-half interest, and the es- tate of Alex Johnson for the" other half interest, the valuation being $3,000. The other property involved in the deal included lots seven and eight of the same block from the heirs of Hugh and Annie Cur- rie, executed by Mrs. Marie Currie Wharton Scott, James Edward Currie, Mrs. Grace Currie. Holt, and Mrs. Freda Currie Fredson. the value given at $5,500. The Swan-Johnson lot was the site of'the old Central Hotel of pioneer days, which was torn down several years ago, the lot since having vacant. The old Cur- rie home is one of the first houses built in Shelton, in 1884, when the Satsop Railroad was first started and James and Hugh Currie were in charge. It is said that this home was the first job of W. H. Nance, who came to Mason Coun- ty that year and settled at De- watto. ' The transaction was handled through the office of Attorney Al- den C. Bayley and is one of the largest down-town real estate deals in Shelton in several years. Forgotten Fire Truck Payment Provided For City councilmen introduced an emergency ordinance at their meeting Friday night calling for the expenditure of $1,493.84 on the new city fire truck which was overlooked in budgeting for 1942 expenses. First reading was giv- en the ordinance, No. 339. Funds to cover the appropri- ation, the balance due on the fire truck, have been in the city’s possession all the time but the item was simply overlooked in making out the 1942 budget, it was pointed out. A motion was carried refusing the offer of two new home own- ers on Angleside to pay $300 toward the cost of installing a sewer line to their new residences. Councilmen figured the city would be reversing its usual policy in regard to sewer installations by Iaccepting the offer as the total cost of the installation in' this particular instance is estimated to run around $900. ' LEAVES FOR FORT SILL Merle Nebel, son of Mrs. Rob- ert E. Brown left on Friday for Fort Sill, Oklahoma, after visit- ing here ovm- the holiday. A“ I