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.\_..___.__... v, m Mason County in Telegram Today finished with their on— ,1 call drive, the Mason Red Cross Chapter today vI upon by the American‘ IS to go back to work raise a $2,000 war fund, tam ' airman Myron Lund an- :le by , two ived the following tele- ,mous m the San Francisco , ,ters of the Red Cross: “' the American Red Ci-ossl ' upon to serve our nation both nationally and local- tlice vast definite respon- ' for service to our armed C1 for relief to distressed To provide essential 8d Cross today is lairncli- mpaign for a war fund of fifty million dollars. dent will issue on Friday ‘ ation supporting this Your chapter quota is‘ rs. Chapters may retain cent their Collections War relief expenditures. hould at once devote full , raisingtheir quotas in ‘ssible time. Please re- .n taken. We must not not fail in this crisis.” Norman H. Davis Cross volunteer work- QUested by Mrs. William to report to her at the . office in ‘the' Welfare- as soon as possible. The Open between 1:30 and non week day. an Lund has not yet hadi “appoint a chairman forl ., mergency war fund drive. . an S. B. Anderson of the drive reported yesterday 'al‘e still trickling in and raised to date has passed " mark with most of the ift requests yet to be] m. l SS KITS MUST I FRIDAY I .rbert Miller, chairman of Cross production project Aunced today that all Red f or parts thereof must in by Friday. tions have been invited up the kits in full or in they can-be sent to Am- ed forces. The kits in- all notebook, pencil andI I a diary, jack knife, ._ shaving cream, deck 5 U. S. postcadrs and a _." the later article con- A Eight needles, two darn- 88, six safety pins two twelve white but-I for underwear, strong ,ad of size fifty and, Same size, black darning ,d scissors. ,ARTICLES ALSO BE TURNED IN Pleted sewing work be- uhder the Mason County sewing project should In this week, as a ship- leave in a few days, 8. Herbert Miller, sew- t chairman. 191' sleeveless sweaters _, ': rlal for laprobes for ser— . ~" hospitals is now/ avail- wOmen desiring to sew ed forces. I . Auxiliary :lling U. S. Flags an flags are now being the ‘American Legion t0 business houses and 1hes in Shelton to raise the National Emergenv, ‘ ers Service fund. Wishing to place orders 'should contact Mrs. M. 1'. phone 382—W. - fish... "A 3 l l‘ , I? “A I night. I Local—1TH Kids \C__-.--__.__..._ ~__. SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, December 9, 1941. First—Shelton Blackéui , Reported 100% Success, Shelton went through the eiric experience of “disappearing” last; Cooperating in the short—notice! blackout ordered by the Second. interceptor Command, Shelton ci- tizeiis performed With patriotic‘ enthusiasm in dousing lights by the appointed eleven o'clock deadm line and achieved a one hundred per cent blackout in the business” and residential districts. Civilian Defense groups assisted in bringing the blackout to per- fection by scouring the city forl lights after eleven o'clock and: whenever one was found the resi‘ dent or office renter was notified and requested to cooperate. Splendid cooperation was given in virtually all instances, very few taking the attitude that “it’s a lot of foolishness.” Pulp M‘i’ll ‘Disappears’ The industrial district, of course was a more difficult‘problem due to the extremely short notice giv- en for the blackout, but even so very few lights were visible on! the waterfront. The pulp mill did a particularly effective job of darkening its hun- dreds of lighted windows, using black paint on most of them and paper and blankets on others with the result that the big industrial plant practically disappeared from sight at over a couple of blocks' distance. Motorists coming down the Hill- crest grade reported a "creepy" feeling to look in the spot where the mill ordinarily blazes out with hundreds of cheerful lights to find nothing but a dim. darlc‘nhulk; 4' Motorists Go Sans Lights What few motorists were out on the roads and city streets travel- ed without lights or soon were I I hailed down by the fenders quit driving. Cars crept around at snail's pace, revealing presence only by the sound of , their tires on the damp road Slll‘<‘ faces or by the quick flashes of: red light as brakes were applied, to stop or slow down for inter- to flash on. In places where lights had to be kept on such as Shelton Hotel and Daviscourt Bakery windows were heavily draped with blankets and black paper, which effectively shut the light in. Wilson’s Cafe was closed for the third time in seven- teen years. The Olympic Plywood plaiit no— tified its employes that the two shifts would change their starting shift over by 10:30 o‘clock here- after. All late shift employes were relieved at 10:30 last night so they could get home by the blackout deadline. The blackout, which was not ended until daylight this morning, caused delays in the delivery of morning papers and the mail today at the Shelton postoffice. Another complete blackout has ,been ordered tonight by the Sec— ond Interceptor Command. IaSt- ing from eleven tonight to eight ‘tomorrow morning, according to radio reports. Residents are re- minded that. the blackout lasts until 8 a. m. and that just because there is occasion to arise at five or six o‘clock to o t work is 'exc‘iIS‘lsi'TGMTg‘fit fig“ if,“ and 'it is further pointed out that many air raids occur just about that time, making the showing of lights that much more dangerous. LIRRARY REQUEST “ TO RE DELIVERED SOON, DADS LEARN $50,000 Trust Fund Willed By Mrs. A. H. Anderson To Be Invested By Council Investment ‘of the 550,00 trust fund willed to the Shelton Public Library by the late Mrs. Agnes H. Anderson was the subject of considerable city council discus- sion at Thursday night’s semi- monthly meeting. Mayor William Stevenson and Treasurer E. H. Faubert were designated as the official recipi- ents of the fund, which is to be invested in securities authorized for school fund investments and would return around $1200 to $1.- 500 annually for use in the pur- chase of new books and improve- ments to the library. The bequest is soon to be delivered to the city, Mayor Stevenson told the coun- cil. Passage of two minor ordin- ances and introduction of a third were the main items considered at the semi-monthly meeting. Ordi— nance 338, the lease of the city dock to the Standard Oil com- pany, and Ordinance 339, author-1 izing the drawing of an emergen- cy warrant to complete payment of the new city fire truck, were both passed after second reading- Ordinance 340, declaring an em- ergency of $115.04 to repay money expended by City Attorney Char- les R. Lewis for delinquent taxes on Lots 1 and of Block 0. Dawn id Shelton’s first addition, was introduced and given first read-l mg. Mayor Stevenson explained to the council the bequest of Agnes Anderson to the city library, Councilman Paul Marshall was designated to act on the auditing committee for Thursday‘s meet— ing, and Ole Johnson appeared be- fore the council to ask what the city intended to do about the 18-inch drain tile on his property and suggested that the city buy the tract on which this pipe is in- stalled. The latter matter was re- ferred to Attorney Lewis and the sewer committee. Party Dec. 24th Local 161, the pulp mill em- ployes union, has again announc- ed it will sponsor the annual Christmas party for all Mason County kids on December 24 at the. Paramount Theatre. A committee consisting of John, Cole. Frank Devlin and Harvey Schroeder is making arrangements COUNTY FARMERS _ PLANNING LARGE OUTPUT lNCREASE 30% Rise In Egg Production, Other Enlarged Crops Planned in 1942 Farm defense survey figures in- dicated by Mason County farm- ers on the summary just complet- ed show that they plan to do their part for the sake of national de- fense, health and their own wel« fare, reports Bert Rau, Chairman of the U.S.D.A. Defense board. Higher prices and a good local market have naturally stimulated farmers to produce to maximum capacity Figures indicate that farmers plan an 8 per cent increase in of milk. A million and a quarter gallons of milk is planned for next year. Present testing for Bang’s di- sease may, however, influence the cations are that there will be a 33 per cent increase in hogs mar- keted for slaughter and a 17 per 98rd: increase in number of ween- mg pigs to be sold.. A 30 per cent increase in eggs to be produced is also shown, as well as a 37 per cent increase in turkeys to be marketed. A slight decrease in chickens to be. marketed indicates more hens will be kept for egg production and less cockerels will be purchased with chick orders becauSe of the high feed prices. An 11 per cent in‘creaISe in beef and calves to be marketed is also shown. (Continued on Page Six) ed by all Shelton industrial plants and the City of Shelton has placed guards to protect its water and light systems as precautions against sabotage as the threat of A war was brought to Shelton’s door— step yesterdays All highway bridges in Mason County are being guarded by the state highway department and bridges within, Shelton are like- w1se being guarded by the city street department. . Sheriff Gene Martin, Police 1 Chief Andy Hanseii and Prosecutor Frank Houston, at last night’s Civilian Defense Council meeting, made strong pleas to the public 'to report any evidence or‘sus- {pected evidence of sabotage that l for the big party. to which-all Ma- son County youngsters are invited. might be uncovered. The Aircraft Warning Service _._.___. ...._ v I civilian dc- and ordered to do so or: their I sections, causing the SM) ii ‘hts. g I times in order to have the evening SHELTDNIANS I'll; WAR ZONE made by the Navy. l number of cows to be milked, ant.H Ia 10 per cent increase in gallons GUARDS PLACED ABOUT CITY’S UTILITIES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS Extra guards have been emplol“ I RELATIVES I ANXlllUSLY WAIT- WORD Local Boys 0“ Ships Reported Sunk in Hawaii; No “7011] Yet On Any Casual- itles, However I Anxiety for sons, relatives and friends caught in the sudden swirl of war in the Pacific is felt in many Shelton and Mason County homes today. Several Shelton boys were on United States Navy ships which have been reported sunk, although as yet no official confirmation of the rumored sinkings has been Among these Shelton and Ma- son County boys which The Jour- nal has learned so far to have been assigned to duty on ships reported sunk in the opening sal- vos of the war are Vern Stuck and Glen Fourre on the West Virginia and Bob and Carl Rains on the Pennsylavnia. Others whose definite ship as- signments are not known but who are known to be in the midst of the Pacific battle front include Bill Compton, son of Shelton Po- lice Officer W. F. Compton, who is in the air force at Manila; Dave Olds, Bob Cox, John Harrier, Jack Stinson and Dick Lee, all last known to be stationed at Pearl Harbor; Russell Stuck and Don Richardson at Manila. Bill Werberger, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. VVerberger of Pickering, is commanding a Navy patrol craft at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, reportedA-yesterdayvto have bombed by the Japanese. Mrs. Floy Yenter, Mason Coun- ty Welfare staff member, has double cause for concern for her son, Bernis, is also stationed at Dutch Harbor and her husband, Harry, is working now at Seward. Mrs. John Harrier, the former Betty Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson of Shelton, and Mrs. E. E. Wilson, the for- mer Dorothy Schmidt, daughterl of Mr. and Mrs, R. H. Schmidt of Lake Cushman, are living in Hon- olulu to be with their husbands. A former Shelton high school teacher, Marie Ellert, now Mrs. Ed Ehlke, is another ex-Shelton- ian in Honolulu. Relatives for whom Shelton res- idents are anxiously awaiting word include Postmaster Miss Jes- sie Knight, who has a sister in Shanghai; Mrs. Vern Davidson, who has a sister in Honolulu; Mrs: George Cooper Jr., who has a cousin at Honolulu; Mrs.- M. C. l I Brother, Sister 1 . A Reunite After I I l Years Separation I Melcum, who has a brother at (Continued on Page Six) Twenty-two years in which" they hadn’t seen noi- heard from each other ended Sunday when figures to some extent. Also indi-« “any Jams”: Shelton machine shop operator, was visited by his sister, Mrs. George Delfel of San Francisco. Mrs. Delfel had traveled con- siderably during that period, spending part of it in the South Sea Islands where she' picked coconuts, she told her brother. She had known where Mr. John- son was but he had not known here whereabouts. They had never corresponded during the long period. Mr. Johnson admitted he did not recognize his sister when she arrived in Shelton Sunday, {but “she certainly looked fine.” Mrs. Delfel was able to stay only a day with her brother. went on active duty Monday after- noon and Chief Observer Maurice Needham has worked out a 24- hour schedule for his staff, which was considerably augmented last night by new volunteers from per- sons who attended the Civilian De- fense Council meeting. State Patrolman Cliff Aden warned all motorists using the highways to give the right of way to Army vehicles. Two accidents were caused Sunday night because civilian motorists refused to yield the right of way to Army trucks and in both instances Army ve- hicles were damaged. One muni. tions truck was completely demol- ished and it was a miracle the munitions the truck carried did not explode and kill everyone with- in a hundred yards of the spot, Aden said. l LIAN DEF AT CITY Headriuarters For Disaster Relief IS Established There OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER WHERE DEDICATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD The latest addition to the Shelton school system, a new $100,000 gymnasium, will be officially dedicated this Wednesday evening at ceremonies featuring basketball games between the first and second team s of Shelton and Bremerton high schools starting at‘ seven o’clock. Bremerton won the tale high school basketball championship last March. The dedication ceremony itself will take place ,etween games, about eight o'c Shelton school band lending th *4.’__- ILlCLINRERS SNOW COURAGE lN LAST QUARTER SPLDRRE Bellarmine’s Strongest Club Of , Past 10 Years Scared Before Winning, 31-25 ,._A_.__._« Perhaps the Shelton Highclimb- ers lack some desireable basket- ball attributes, but apparently courage isn’t one of them. They demonstrated clearly a full quota of intestinal fortitude Fri-I day night when the Shelton kids staged a sensational fourth quar- ter rally which almost nipped the stimgest- Bellarfii’ine high team of . the past ten years in the Lions own lair, but fell short by a 31 to 25 margin. The Highclimbers seemed to be absorbing a bad beating as the final quarter opened with the Lions enjoying a 24 to 12 advan- tage, but a couple of substitutes‘ at this point put a new spark in the Shelton boilers and the Highclimbers quickly got up a strong head of steam. Woods Runs Wild Billy Coburn dumped in a turn- around shot and Earl Lumsden fol— lowed with one from the keyhole. Then Warren Woods, the blond bombshell, exploded and in the next five minutes personally ac- counted for ten points with four sensational heaves from the c r- ners and a couple of free tos es as the desperate Lions turned to football tactics in an effort to cool off the redhot Highclimber forward. The net result of the Highclimb- er basket blitz was that the game, instead of being a rout for Bell- armine, became more a “morale victory” for Shelton and a per- sonal triumph for Woods. Coach Frank Willard highly tickled with the courage his cag-’ ers showed in making their strong Sitka, another American base in (Continued on Page Four) Shelton Students . Honored At U. of W. Two Shelton high school grad— uates, Bruce Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cole, and Maurice Needham, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Needham, were pledged to Oval Club, upperclassmen’s serv-' ice honorary, at the University of Washington Friday, the ceremony taking place at the annual Vars- ity ball held in the civic auditor- ium. Cole was honored for his par— ticipation in varsity track, Need- ham for being vice-president of the Interfraternity Council and senior manager of the University swimming team. Corsage Sale TO Pay Off Last Of Beauty Project Casual passersby may" have mistaken Memorial Building for Kris Kringle’s headquarters yes— terday and last night if they’d judged by the feverish activity going on inside. the Shelton Garden Club busi- ly preparing cor-sages for the big corsage sale the club is holding. next Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at the Lumbermen’s Mercantile store. The sale is to wipe up the last unpaid balance of the Rail- road beautification p r 0 j e c t, some $30. Mrs. Emery Burley, club president, explained today. .The beautiful corsages will be very suitable either to wear or to place in Christmas gift package‘s, she Said. A school ’TWRS, however, members of ' lock, ~ e musical accompaniment. with school and civic authorities participating and the crack .NEW GYM DEDICATION SLATED WEDNESDAY; STATE’S TALLEST PLAYER BREMERTON PIVOTMAN Simple ceremonies dedicating Shelton’s fine new gymnasium will. be held between the first and Second team games to be played by Shelton and Bremerton high schools this Wednesday evening in the new athletic plant at Ninth and Pine streets. School and civic figures will participate in the brief and sim- ple ceremonies, which will start at eight o’clock. Basketball fans attending the dedication program will see in ac- tion probably the tallest high basketball player in the state in the person of Roger Wiley, six-foot, eight-inch center of Bre- mer‘ton’s defending state high school basketball champions. Wiley was an important cog in the machine which piled thru the annual state tournament last March and won the state cham- pionship. Four Veterans Return Wiley is one of four lettermen returning from that championship squad. Others include Les Eath- orne, the team’s best threat, now playing his third sea- son, on ,the Wildcat varsity, and Ray V012 and Ed Devaney. a pair of six-foot, two-inch seniors. All four of these veterans. plus Art McCarty, a six-foot, one—inch forward up from last year’s re- serves, will probablv compose the opening lineup for Bremerton and scoring ' give the Wildcats a starting com- bination which averages better than six-foot, two inches. ’I I I I I ! City Auditor Gordon Hendry To Handle Registration; Next Meeting Friday, 8 p. m., at Courthouse All Mason County residents are called to rally behind the Civilian Defense Council by registering at the city hall starting tomorrow so that an effective disaster re- lief organization can be set up to operate in Mason County in case of a bombing raid. The call was issued last night by Civilian Defense Commission. er Doane Brodie at a hurriedly- ‘called meeting held in the court- house after the full impact of the I seriousness of the war started by Japan against the United States Sunday had been driven home. Although the meeting had no advance notice whatever other than word-of—mouth and a few telephone calls, the courtroom was nearly filled. Two months ago Civ- ilian Defense meetings scarcely at- tracted a dozen persons. Ilendry To Be Registrar The registration will be han- dled by City Auditor Gordon Hendry at the city hall, which will be headquarters for the Civ- ilian Defense Council. Commissioner Brodie, at last night’s meeting, asked that the city council at its next meeting pass an emergency ordinance making the Defense Council a branch of the municipal govern- ment of Shelton. Hendry will have registration cards for the civilians to fill out on which they will state their qualifications. From these cards assignments to disaster relief com- mittees under the Civilian Defense Council will be made, Brodie pointed out. At the same time, Brodie an- That will give the visitors a sub- nounced the appointment of dis_ stantial edge in altitude over the home floor Highclimbers, who have only one lad on the squad topping that average, Sam Wilson, at six-foot,‘ three ginches. How- ever, Coach Frank Willard prob- ably will give the assignment of checking Wiley to .plond Ken Fredson, two-year letterman, who is far and away Shelton’s strong- est lad on defense. Woods Has Sharp Eye Most of Shelton’s offense so far has centered around tow—headed Warren Woods, the only other two-year letter’man on the High- climber squad. Woods has scored 20 of the 37 points Shelton has made in its two games so far. Many of the fans who attend the 'dedication games tomorrow eve- ning will be seeing the new fan shaped backboards for. the first time. the new Shelton gym hav- ing been equipped with this new- est type of backboard. Souvenir programs with a pic- ture of the new gym, the names, numbers, height and experience of each player of both teams, a place to keep score, and {the Highclimb— er schedule for the season, will be handed to each person who attends the dedication program as he en- ters the building. WORLD WAR I—WORLD WIDE WAR II On Sunday, the favored day of pagan na- tions to start war, the Japs struck at the American naval base in Hawaii, and wrought death and destruction in an entirely unex- pected blow which caught our forces nap- ping, in spite of the known threat and the stall for time which should have been known. At this time when naval censorship with- holds the whole story frOm the American people, we can only wonder how this attack was possible and from whence it came; and further why it was not possible to at least fol- low up and destroy the attackers and the mother ship from. whence they must have flown. Now the United States is at real war un- der formal declaration of President Roosevelt and the Congress, and the entire country, do fenders and home folks are on the alert; and w'ith time to recover from the first blow and get into action our armed forces should 80011 begin the chapter to wipe out the Japanese as a nation and follow it to the bitter end. After looking at the wars as afar off the Pacific Coast must now realize that it is close to the fighting line and it cannot hope to es- cape its share in the penalties of war; parti- cularly in the loss of its young men who are in service and must now be sent across the seas wherever the interests of this country I and our allies are menaced by the Japanese. It is time for national unity and support of the administration in all of its action to this end, and particularly to end the era of strikes and strife which have hampered our defense efforts and set us far behind of the have to meet any I I l impregnable force which America should now and all comers withthe en- tire world afire with the blazes of war to the death. At home every citizen has a place to help save himself as well as his country, and the‘civilan has a duty to be on guard against sabotage around him. l aster relief committee chairman. Committee Head's Named Fire Chief Dean Carmen will be in charge of the auxiliary fire unit for the city (plans will be made later for a county unit), Police Chief Andy Hansen heads the auxiliary police unit for the city and Sheriff Gene Martin the aux- iliary police unit for the county, E. E. Brewer is city air raid war- den, Arthur Ward is chairman of the engineering unit, and Dr. H. L. Kennedy heads the medical aid unit. Another meeting of the Civilian Defense Council has been set for Friday evening at eight o‘clock in the courthouse, when more details Concerning the duties of the var- ious disaster relief committees will be explained. - Red Cross Chairman Myron Lund pledged the full services of the Red Cross chapter here to-the Civilian Defense Council and an- nounced the appointment of Wal- ter M. Elliott as chairman of the Red Cross disaster relief program, which will dove-tail into the Civil- ian Defense Council program. , Commander Mel Dobson pledged the full cooperation of the Ameri- can Legion to the Civilian De- fense program and urged all Le- gionnaires to be among the earl- iest to register at the city hall for disaster relief duty. The Legion, he added, has its own disaster relief setup. which, too, will be fitted into the Civilian Defense program. Hospital Asks , . ViSiting Curb Persons desiring to visit pa- tients at Shelton HOSpital‘ ',are asked to restrict themselves to vis-, iting only immediate members of their families who will benefit by such visits, Miss Zella Deeny, hos- pital superintendent, announced this afternoon, as a precaution during the blackout period. INJURED IN ACCIDENT Ed Mullen, Rayonier employe, suffered a gashed head Friday while attempting to get his car back on the Olympic highway af- ter it had run off the road. He was treated at Shelton hospital. COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHTwMason County School District Reorganization Commit- tee weekly meeting, p. m., at the courthouse. TONIGHT—Open house in new Shelton gymnasium» until 9 p. m. WEDNESDAY—Civilians request- ed to begin registering for Civ- ilian Defense duties at City hall. WEDNESDAY ~— U. 8. Navy Re- cruiter at city hall, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. _WEDNESDAY Open house in new Shelton gymnasium, 8:30 a. m. to 6 p. m. WEDNESDAY w A c t iv e Club weekly dinner meeting, 6:30 p. m. Moose Hall. WEDNESDAY ~- Dedication pro- gram in new Shelton gymnasium, S h e l t o II vs. Bremerton high school basketball second teams at 7 p. m., dedication ceremony at 8 p. m., first teams at 8:30 p. m.,‘open house following game. THURSDAY— Commercial league bowling, 8 p. m., bowling alleys. THURSDAY—Shelton Chamber of Commerce December meeting, {5:130 dinner meeting, Shelton Ho- e .