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21941 “fa-7’7 er i" nightmaresaggxgagfiixxatassxmaémfixmmq -L Ame“ ii; it Mr. ,, s d Santa s slur ay y amp“? fig V Log Aw SCHE U A he I D L E rctuln ,. il' :12, ,3; "In order to make it easier for all the boys and c has V", girls to see him, Santa Claus has made up a figceis Special schedule of appearances this year and {on 5002- .Will follow the schedule listed below. Parents 3y 31%.,r'flre urged to clip this schedule out and use it " 1n taking their youngsters fer their Santa "" Claus visit. TREA , ,5 5 Route A Dairy it; on HOSP Tries Suf ’ ‘ ccident- 10:00 to ll:00—-—L. M. loy Department m/ 11:15 to lilziiilmll’ilcox 10c Store gill 1:00 to 1:15 —-— Shelton Hardware (lo. 1:30 to 1:45 ~— McKenzie-Morrison t ' a. 2:00 to .3:30—- Olsen Furniture Co. 2:45 to 3:15 —— Penney Store 3:30 to 4:00—Needham Men’s Wear 4:15 to 5:00 ~Steele’s Cut-Rate Drug ii i 3y . A l(lates earned by members 11‘s annual summer read- ~ , , the Book Tree Club. will lally presented them at. Ools this week and next .a' - Laura K. Plumb, Shel- ' glibrarian. designs drawn by Mrs. Ariderson and Miss Eliza- ,inson have been used in “D the certificates for the k Tree Club. One shows ..Suspended from a branch ‘ 01‘m about to crawl upon "‘ is a tree and the third Dle leaf. Gold stars rep- -‘ 3 each book read by the ’43 earner are pasted upon ificates, with the earner's Shelton Public Library, k Tree Club printed on and the list of books ted upon the back. ember of the club was t0 read ten books during 1",to earn a certificate. iread more than the re- tell books. Members of - Were students of the Lin- : i Bordeaux grade schools on junior high school. l‘tificate earners include aldwin, Floyd Cox, Eli- , _mbaugh, Richard Pickens, .Pickens, Marjorie Troy, 5. 9 Cox, Patricia Killmer, f' Myers, Nadine Lauber, afieldwin, Florence Griggs, Hunter, Patricia Hender- ‘1 Rhodes, Glenn Fitz, atterson, Mary Eliason, -(‘rl‘oshong, Gladys Brown, -, 91‘, Donald Clark, Joanne :Norma Leigh Davidson, "ieburtz, Janet Swanson, If ‘Eells, Gail Ahlskog, Phyl- ,1, . .Demman, Eddie Purdue, "lick, Shirley Anderson, .‘Ann Valley, Harold VVil- a Dimmar and Clifford HHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS 00x TREE CERTIFICATES CW BE AWARDED BY LIBRARIAN‘ MOODY. D. O. 6017 S. E. 86TH PORTLAND. OREGON VOL. LV—-NO. 97 T yesterday by Deputy Treasurer Nolan Mason indicate clearly that rebate point $184,629.40 was paid Property Owners to the county treasurer while at Mason County took the thrifty way this year, paying, their tax bills early to period $201,730.03 was remitted. Hike aGVantage 0f “bate saVlllgSi Between May 31 and Novemberi . 1 approximately $25,000 was paid. i and interest savings. Those figures show that local property owners paid only $9,- 746.47 during November to beat the deadline for cleaning up sec- ’ond halves of 1941 property tax statements, only a tiny fraction of the $234,193.73 total in tax payments made for the entire year. The great bulk of that total *gmmmmmmmmmxmmmfil HOP EARLY, AND SHOP IN YOUR HOME was paid prior to the annual three percent rebate deadline on March Xmas Lighting Contest To Be In ‘3 Divisions Three divisions into which the 1941 outdoor Christmas home illumination contest spon- sored by the Shelton Garden Club will be divided were an- nounced today. Judging will consider trees over ten feet high in one divis- ion, from five to ten feet in another division, and lighting effects for entrances or around homes in a third division. Prizes for each division and further instructions on entering the contest will be announch later. WarJohse Bé—gun At Plywood Plant Construction was started this week on a 60x160-foot warehouse for the Olympic Plywood plant, President C. J. Mackey confirmed yesterday. The warehouse is part of the original plan for the Olympic P13" wood plant, he said, and When completed will change the Pres‘ ent railroad car loading arrange' ment at the plant as a new spur from the Northern Pacific tracks will be run in beside the new warehouse. At the same time, the main plant building is gradually being completed, he added. 17 Quota In 17th Local Draft Call Mason County's seventeenth draft call will send seventeen young men from this community into selective service training on January 6, Mrs. Martha Haines. clerk of the county draft board. announced today. The call, coming this morning, is considerably longer notice than has been given in most past calls, she said. At the present time I Mrs. Haines has not made out the list of men to be inducted from ‘here on that date inasmuch as many of the men with A-1 classi— ‘fications probably will join other branches of the service before that date. LAD HAS OPERAT—ION Surgery was performed this afternoon upon the young son of Mr. Shelton at Shelton Hospital. 1 and Mrs. James Moore of RED CROSS DRIVE E OUTTE SOME SHY 0F OUOTA SOUGHT Hopes Of Hitting $2000 Total De- pend On Special Gifts, Un- reported Sources With slightly less than $1300 deposited to date, hope of reach- ing a $2000 total for the 1941 Red Cross roll call drive here was “just fair,” Chairman S. B. An- derson reported today as roll call headquarters were officially closed. Several usually large sources of Red Cross memberships had yet to be heard from, including most of the industrial plants and the special gifts requests, which were only 'sentout a few days ago, so the drive chairman has: y l some hopes of hitting or at least coming near that $2000 figure, he said today, if a good response is received from those sources as yet not reported. Anyone who was missed by the roll call canvassers may place their memberships with Chairman Anderson at the J. C. Penne store or with Elliot B. Spring, chapter treasurer, whose offices are at 123 S. 4th Street. Also, any roll call canvassers who have not yet reported in with their returns is asked to turn them in to Chairman Ander~ son. Mrs. Ottermatt Picks First Camelia Blooms Regularly each winter, Mrs. Jeannette Ottermatt, 604 Cedar street, picks the first camelia blossoms in Shelton, it seems, and this year is no exception. Mrs. Ottermatt called up yes- terday to report that she has al- ready‘ plucked three red blossoms off her camelia bushes. monthly meeting, 8 p.m., City hall. TONIGHT—Commercial league bOWIina'. p.m., bowling alleys. FRIDAY—Smallpox vaccinations for Shelton school students and pre-school children, 9 arm at Bordeaux, 10 a.m. at Lincoln. 11 a.m. at junior high, 11:30 a.m.. at senior high. FRIDAY—City league bowling, 7 and 9 D.m.. bowling alleys. FRIDAY—Moose Lodge weekly meeting, 8 p.m., Moose Hall. SATURDAY—Superior court, 10 a.m.. courthouse. UNDERGOES OPERATION Walter Spinharney, Rayonier employe, underwent a major op- SATURDAY~~Santa Claus eration at Shelton Hospital today. SATURDAY—Junior high bas- ketball, 10:30 a.m., new Shel- ton gvm, Shelton vs. Montesano. re- turn visit to Shelton. COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT—City council semi - SATURDAY—City league has-.. y deadline on May 31. Up to the the end of the first half payment Reflects Greater Assets Comparing this year‘s payments with last year's is another in- dicator that Mason County prop- erty owners had the ready cash available this year to take ad- vantage of the savings offered more than they did in'1940. By way of comparison, up to the rebate point a year ago $162,696.41 had been remitted, some $22,000 less than this year, while up toi‘ the first half payment deadline $177,131.76 had been paid up, ap. proximately $24,000 less than lgrimson, but at the present time Consolidated wit FIRST SUNDAY T , CONCERT DUE DECEMBER ll Series Of Three Planned For Sea- son; A Capella Choir, Tu'o Student Bands To Be i Featured First First in a planned series of. three free Sunday afternoon music ‘ concerts featuring the Shelton school bands and vocal groups will be held December 14 in the junior high school auditorium. l The complete program for this first concert will be released early , next week by Director Ben Hall- the senior and junior school bands and the newly organized student A Capella choir will take part in the program. this year, while November tax payments in 1940 to meet the second half payment deadline were $12,096.79, roughly $3,000 more than this year. An item amounting to $2,271.96 is included in the 1941 tax pay- ment totals. representing install- ments on 42 short form agree- ments signed by property owners under Chapter 144 of the Laws of 1941 in which payments on all delinquent taxes of' 1934 and 1935 is permitted without interest, Deputy Treasurer Mason explain-I ed. Under the same law 54 tax contracts were taken out by Ma-l son County property owners, but} the $4,433.78 paid on them is not included in the current year’s tax collection,total, Mason said. However, existence of the 54 tax contracts leaves the county’s delinquent tax Situation in bet- ter condition as the contracts re- move the property covered in them from the delinquent tax list and thus defers them from the annual foreclosure sale which is to be held here December 13. Original List Pared Both the short form agreements and the tax contracts have com- bined to reduce the originally ad. vertised foreclosure list from 247 parcels of property to 145, Mason pointed out. The foreclosure sale is to start at nine o'clock the m'orning of December 13 and will be held in the lobby of the. county cou-rt« house by Treasurer Omer L. Dion. Anyone interested in bidding on any of the parcels in the fore- closure may have those particular parcels he is interested in put up for bid early simply by notifying the treasurer of that desire, Treas- urer Dion said yesterday. He also reminded persons who expect to bid on property in the foreclosure that in addition to the taxes for 1934 and prior years upon which the foreclosure is based, all taxes due on the prop- erty in the foreclosure between 1935 and 1941 plus interest ac- crued is added to the amount of the successful bid and this must all be Paid in cash at the time the property is bid in. 55 Rural Phones Adjusted During Clinic Held Here A lot of Shelton farmer line telephones should ring a. bit sweeter now after being overhaul- ed at the Telephone Clinic held in the old Postoffice building here last Thursday. The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company reports that a total of 55 telephones were brought in to be cleaned and ad- justed. While waiting for the work' to be done most of the visitors to the Clinic viewed mo- tion pictures showing how to build and maintain rural telephone lines, while many stood around and talked “telephone” to the company experts on hand for the event. “It was an agreeable surprise to find that most of the telephones were in good condition," remarked J. R. Gibbons, manager of the Pacific Company here. “However, all of the telephone users were agreed that even the best tele- phone will not give good service if the line to which it is connected needs repair work.” According to Mr. Gibbons, the Pacific Company plans to follow up the Clinic by offering the farmer line companies the serv- ices of line experts to give ad- vice on how the various lines ma be placed in first class condition. I ketball, 7:30 p.m., Lincoln two games. SUNDAY—Mason County Pomo- na Grange installation_ceremon- ies, 1 p. m., Shelton Valley grange 'hall. . . MONDAY—«Eagles aerie weekl meeting, 8 p.m., .Moose Hall. MONDAY—~County commission- ers weekly meeting, courthouse. MONDAY—Women’s league bowling, 8:15 p.m., bowling al- leys. MONDAY—City league basket- ball, 9 p._T_n., Lincoln gym, two games. TUESDAY—Kiwanis Club week~ 1y luncheon meeting; noon, Shel- ton Hotel. arm 10 a.m., initely, Director Hallgrimson said i The A Capella choir, composed of senior high school students, now has 25 voices, but Director Hallgrimson is building toward a choir of 50 to 60 voices within the next year or two. .Hallgrimson also directs the senior band, of 56 pieces, while Thlomas Willis, a new member of the city faculty, directs the jun- ior band, composed of over 40 instruments. A silver offering will be asked from those attending the concert, as has been the practice at pre- vious concerts of the kind. The other two concerts in the series as now planned would come in the spring, in late February or early March and late in April. Several other musical features are being worked up for present- ation in Shelton this season but have not yet reached the stage where they can be announced defi- yesterday. Plywood Used In Harold Ahlskog Home Extensively Foundations are about complete now for a new six-room home be- ing built for Harold Ahlskog, su— perintendent of operations for the Olympic Plywood Plant here, at Sixth and Birch streets. The new residence will be the first in this vicinity to use ply- wood to the extent the new Ahl- skog residence will for plywood .manufactured by the Olympic Plywood plant will be utilized throughout for walls, ‘floors, ceil- ings, etc. Shingles will cover the exterior walls as the Olympic Plywood plant does not yet man- ufacture exterior plywood grades. The new home is, to be a two- story residence with basement and is being constructed by Norman Anderson. It is expected to be ready for occupancy by March. County To Share Cost of Federal Land Fee Action Mason County commissioners, continuing their first-of-the-month meeting through today, signed an agreement yesterday to share costs with other Washington and Western states COunties in the action now pending to force the federal government to make pay- ments in lieu of taxes on tax: exempt land under the federal government‘s jurisdiction Within the boundaries of the‘cou'nties. The counties are seeking a tWo- millipayment annually on the assessed valuation of the federal property within their boundaries. The board also authorized Pros- ecutor Frank Heuston to complete proper papers selling to the Navy the Shelton airport. The deal has been held up by legal tech- nicalities for many months. The county is to receive $1000 for the land. Chamber Elects At Next Meeting 1942 officers of the Shelton Chamber of Commerce will be selected at next Thursday’s month- ly Chamber meeting, President Ed Faubert pointed out today in reminding members of the next session. Procedure followed by the Cham- ber in choosing its officers is to elect a board of directors by vote of the membership; then the board retires into star ses— sion to pick the officers. President Faubert was not pre- pared today to announce what the Chamber’s program would be for Thursday's meeting but he ex— pects to have definite details for next Journal publication. Another Story Hour Saturday Afternoo Children who have been attend- ular Children’s Story Hour story being missed now. ing the Shelton Library’s reg- pro- grams are reminded that another day- . in the series is scheduled next 0f knowmg fads abOUt the pre‘ Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and that the continued told by Mrs. Harold Christian, the conductor, is near- ing a climax so should not be SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Thursday, December 4, 1941. axpayers Thrifty, Kick In Early To Make Savings Tax payment figures compiled 15 and the first half payment HERE’S HOW TO GET FREE SHOW TICKETS I All parents wishing to obta (lren‘s Show on Saturday, it for as many tickets as they who may be unable to come in before the show, a coupon mailed to The Journal with a self-addressed, stamped envelope will enable them to secure the tickets. Only adults may obtain tickets. FREE CHRISTMAS SHOW For The Kids (Age Limit SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 Take this Coupon to any Shelton Retail Store and Exchange for as many Tickets as you need. Coupon must be presente Compliments of s BY TUEiR PLATES SHALL YOU KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS Car License Sale Running Far Ahead Of Last Year; Old Numbers Reclaimed l Busiest place in town this week . and probably for some time to come, too . . . is the county auditor‘s office, where 1942 au- tomobile license plates have the proverbial hotcakes backed off the map as items of great sales demand. In the 3% days since the plates have been on sale, 445 sets of private vehicle licenses had been claimed as compared with 265 sets at a similar point in last year’s sale, which itself set a record total. The car license sale is just ano- ther indicator that Mason County folks seem to have the ready cash at hand to take care of such items earlier this year than usual. Dr. Glenn W. Landers, Shel- ton optometrist. once again is Mason County’s No. 1 motoring citizen for he exercised his right to retain the familiar X-l plates which have identified his cars for some half dozen years now. Firsts in the other two types of vehicle plates carrying the county identification letters find Walter Lunde with truck licenses X-1 and Gunnar Sjoholm with trailer license X—l. Other familiar plates many peo— ple ,who like to memorize such things will recognize are Thomas A. Housman, X-2; George Dun- ning, X-3; Charles L. Morkert, X-4; Andy Harris, X-5; Harry Winsor, X~6: Clarence Madsen, X- 7: A. L. Bell. X-8; Bob Bampton. X-9: H. Parry Jones, X-10: John M. Robinson, X-11: Lewis E. Wil- son, X-12: Prof. Loop, X-13: Boots Burrell. X—14: Inga Kristiansen- X-l5; Dora Fredson, X-16i Bi" Lunt of Hoodsport, X-17: DOl‘OthY Lynch, X-22: Walt Eckert of Grapeview, X-23; Wilbert Catto and Jack Catto again with X-24 and X—25 respectively; Emil Lau- 'ber, X—26 (representing the Cream- ery phone number); Claude Loaan, X-33; J. S. Thurlow, X-44: Mrs. Esther M. Anderson, X-55; Rov Eells. X-66; Frank Heuston. X-77: i O. M. Davis. X-88: George Mc- Creary, X-99; Clarence Sewers, X-100: Jack Kimbel. X-111:_M. C. Zintheo. X-200: W. M. Elliott, X-222; Betty Vail, X-333. Inhalator Operation Shown First Anders Fire Chief Dean Carmen and Volunteer Fireman Herb Kromer demonstrated last night how to operate an inhalator in life sav- ing cases to members of a Red Cross first aid class currently in- structed by Mrs. Elmer Smith. December 13, are asked to clip out the coupon below, sign their name to it, and bring it‘to any Shelton business establishment, where they may exchange , and OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER in tickets for the FREE Chil- require. For country residents, 16 Years) (1 by adults. , "" Signing-an“Raina” helton Merchants RECORD VOLUMES MAKE EARLY MAIL NECESSARY NO w ‘Earlier Than. Ever’ Warning Of Postofflce Officials As New Totals Loom Mail earlier than ever! Avoid the rush and delays! Such is the warning Postmaster Miss Jessie Knight issues to Shel- tonians this year, pointing to the all-time record postal receipts which virtually all Northwest ci- ties are piling up, thus indicating that delays can be expected in Christmas deliveries this year due to the heavy loads postal staffs will have to handle. Shelton postoffice is booming along right with the pack, too, is a cinch to witness a newi annual volume this year with over $30,000 in receipts to be attained for the first time. Don’t- Wait For Deadlines Miss 'Knight particularly urges? that patrons plan to mail pack- ages a day or two before pub- lished deadlines and that local mailings have complete street ad— dresses, this applying particular-‘ 1y to Christmas cards. Christmas mail deadlines to Al- aska points are as follows: December ‘10 to Haines, Skag- way, White Home, and Yakutat;‘ by December 12 to Cordova, Fair- banks, Nenana; by December 15 to Anchorage, Kodiak, Seward; by December 17 to Petersburg, Valdez and Wrangell; by Decem- ber 19 to Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. No service except by air- mail is available to Bethe], Daw- son and Nome. Airmail may be used from De- cember 19 to December 22 to some Alaskan points, but many do not have winter airmail serv- ice. Allow Extra Days 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. Hawaii can still be reached by regular mail up to December 13, but airmail will be necessary now to get Christmas mail to other foreign places in time for Christ- mas Day. If airmailed by December 8 packages will reach China, French Indo - China, Hongkong, Malaya, and the Netherland Indies. The Fiji Islands and New Zealand can be reached up to December 13, the Philippine Islands by Decem- 12331' 15, and Hawaii by December INFANT IN SURGERY A minor surgival operation was performed at Shelton Hospital to- day upon Thomas Edwards, seven- month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edwards of Shelton. BANGLE. PIN SALE UNDER WAY: T.B. DISPLAY DRAWS COMMENT Another phase of the annual Tuberculosis League drive for funds, the bangle pin sale, has been started in Shelton schools this week, Mrs. Vernon Davidson, executive secretary of the Mason County League, announced today. Annually Shelton school students actively participate in the ban- gle pin sale. Grateful acknowledgement of the school assistance in the fund drive was made to- day by Mrs. Duane Brodie, presi- n dent of the Mason County League, who stated that “the greatest hope for success _in the education- al movement against tuberculosis lies in the growing children of to- They have the opportunity I vention and the cure of tubercu- losis that science had scarcely touched upon a generation ago." At the same time, Mrs. Frank Wolfe, chairman of the Tubercu- losis Christmas seal sale, express- ed great pleasure with the ex- cellent returns so far in the seal sale, the returns being well ahead of last year at this point and thus brightening the hope of reaching the one-third increase in this year’s goal over the 1940 seal sale. .The lighthouse theme of this year’s Christmas seal sale is the background of a highly attractive display in one of the Lumbermen’s Mercantile display windows this week. Dr. J. W. Collier, retired father of Dr. B. N. Collier, Shel- ton physician, constructed the lighthouse .and the display was arranged by Mark Pickens, L. M. advertising manager. All mater- ial used in the display was sup plied by the Lumbermen's Mer- cantile. The display is to be shown at the Washington State Tuberculo- sis Association’s annual conven— tion next spring, Mrs. Davidson said today, and also at the na- tional Tuberculosis Association convention if there is time to get it to both. ' TWO-DAY OPEN HOUSE SLATED FOR NEW GYM .Pubiic Invitodfl'l‘o Inspect New Athletic Plant Tuesday And \Vcdnesday; Dedication On \Vednesday Morning New details of the official in- troduction of the new Shelton gymnasium to the public include open house next Tuesday and Wednesday in addition to the official dedication ceremonies which will take place Wednesday night, City School Supt. H. Loop announced this week. The beautiful new athletic plant will be open to public inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., next Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 pm. next Wednesday, hl said. Students will be ready to conduct visitors on complete tours of the plant {it-any time visitors wish to come, Supt. Loop explained: During those two days visitors will be able to see the physical educa- tion classes in action. State Changes Coming 'l‘hen next Wednesday evening, of course, comes the official dedi- cation ceremonies between the first and second team games to be played by the defending state high school basketball champion Bremerton Wildcats and the Shel- ton Highclimbers. Full details of the dedication ceremony itself are not definitely set yet as no word has been re- ceived yet from Hec Edmundson, University of Washington basket- ball coach, to the invitation ex- tended him to make the dedica- tion talk, Shelton Athletic Di- rector Homer Taylor said this morning. a . First Game At 7 P. M. However. the dedication pro- gram will open with the Bremer- ton and Shelton second teams playing at seven o’clock and the first teams following the dedica- tion ceremony at 8:30. Both before and after the games the public is invited to in- spect the gym from top to bot- tom, Supt. Loop said. - Coach Frank Willard takes his Highclimber squad to ' Tacoma this Friday night to meet Bellar- mine in'the second practice-eon- test of the season for the Shelton casaba lads. -Willard will be looking for the strongest lineup he can put on the floor for the dedication game with Bremerton in this Friday night contest. JUNIOR HIGH ENTERTAINS MONTESANO SATURDAY Although the official opening of the new gym will be left to their older “brothers” of the sen- ior high school, Coach Hugh Clark’s Shelton junior high bas- ketball players will have the hon- or of playing the first inter. school maple contest in Shelton's1 new gymnasium when they en-z tertain Montesano junior high here next Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. It will be the first game of the season for both teams. Clark is working with an exceptionally large group of lads with previous junior high playing experience this year and may have the strongest team since he took over the junior high coaching reins four years ago. Reorganization , Group Meeting .«m—n‘s...” Next Tuesday; . Next week’s meeting of the County School District Reorgan-’ ization Committee was moved to Tuesday night so as not to con- flict with the Shelton gymnas- ium dedication, it was decided at last night’s weekly meeting of the committee, which was attend-‘ ed by all members. Henry L. Turner, member of the State School Reorganization Committee, and former Whatcom County school superintendent, at- tended the meeting and led a high- ly interesting discussion of the origin of school districts in this state when they were financed en- tirely by local levy, efforts to get valuation leading to some of the queer shapes of the districts. He pointed out that the main objective of the reorganization program is to eliminate third class districts by combining them with districts in which high schools exist, but not necessarily eliminating the operation of the grade schools. Next Tuesday's committee meet- ing will have J. E. Matthews, dis- trict sanitarian, as its principal speaker. V Nativ; Here Last Night George Huntley, 63, a native son of Mason County, died just before midnight last night at Shelton Hospital. He had lived here all his life. No funeral arrangements had been announced at press time this afternoon. Mrs. E. E. Doughty of Sedro Woolley, a sister, is the closest surviving relative, although sev- live in Mason County. Mr. Hunt- ley was born January 8, 1878, in Shelton. t eral cousins, nephews and nieces: