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‘5‘». /‘/\’8f FCEQEFENSE P . ) shvx N0 5 r. cox us ' ‘ .iwsmzrs r Navy their fami ‘ Cross Chapter. . The dramatic poster by James Montgomery Flagg is the first poster of the new World War. it is an appeal for a $50,000,000 rican war relief fund to feed, shelter, clothe and give medical to American men, women and children tom )ed by the enemy. an appeal for funds to proVIde comforts fo‘ our American Army , and for welfare work for our troops at home and abroad, lies on the home front. Ifresident Roosevelt asks you we. Your dollars will serve humanity. Give through your local ! . ER, LATE RUSH I N FOR PRESENTS Stores Experience Record Ele Day Volumes Herc ' Last Saturday I -.‘ ouraged~ by the appearance ’86 throngs—of holiday shop-- I.” last Saturday, local mer— ‘ '~‘ are anticipating a record- ason , rush for presents in. . 0 days remaining b e f o r c mas. l0 l5 l5 1 records and local mer— -‘= had one of the biggest vol— Christmas seasons in ‘hOWever the outbreak of the d the natural public reac- as slowed buying consider— ring the past two weeks. rush of buyers Saturday uraged local merchants to the first shock of war passed, the public xvi". now n to the problem of Christ— ying in ernest. ,. Pickens of the Lumber- ' Mercantile Co., stated that sales volume at the L. M. 3 Saturday was the largest 9 history of the concern. merchants contacted were ‘ 11 pleased with the volume , Bliness enjoved over the 3nd and looked forward to a greater rush this week. “on merchants are well d to'handle the expected , Most of the stores have *3 8d plenty of additional 1 'help, and though stocks in es are becoming depleted .5 cellent gift merchandise on res are remaining open un- ht o’clock both those eve- tO assist persons who find iCult to get into town in do their Christmas shop- during regular shopping BATSTONE SAME ton Hospital bulletin this " reported Jim Batstone, "sly injured in an automobile .911 the Bayshore road last ay, was holding his own . cOndition is the same. washroom“ . °Spital. T WAR SHOCK ’—“ Scho I , 'y-season buying had brok-i his- . till have a large variety of\ olmas’ter‘ Greets Pupils i Patriotically Principal J. \V. “Bill” Good- ; pastor combined sentiment with I patriotism this Christmas sea- son in sending greetings to his pupils at the Hoodsport grade ‘ school. . Instead of the usual greet- ing card with typical yuletide illustration and verse, Principal Goodpaster gave his pupils a savings stamp album each with l'a ten-cent United States sav- ings stamp in it as a starter toward a “book” of savings stamps. His hope is that each pupil will fill out the album and eventually convert it into a de- fense bond. Two Pgirs Of siléiloii Brothers Join,Navy Two pairs of Shelton brothers—— i Al and Jim Einarson and Ray and Wally Sharpe—have joined Uncle Sam‘s Navy and have been order- ed to report to San Diego train- ing base for preliminary training late this month. RIM IIEII Simpson (lamps On Vacation Until s January 5; Railway Shops, 1 Rayonier. Plywood Off 24 Hours m Christmas for Shclton’s industrial working men this year, ranging all the way from the 16-day holiday to be taken by Simpson Logging company camp workers to the iminimum 24—hour layoff which iwill govern the Rayonier and Olympic Plywood plants and the Peninsular Railway shops. i Simpson camp employes put away their saws and axes and other tools Friday afternoon and will not go back to their labors Iuntil the morning of January 5, a sixteen-day vacation. The next longest yuletide holi- day will close’i’t’he Reed lumber mill from 3:30. o’clock this Tucs- day afternoon until eight o‘clock next Monday morning. Brief R'o'spite Here Shortest vacations will be of but 24—hour duration in the Ray- onier and Olympic Plywood plants and the Peninsular Railway shops. The latter will be down-Christmas Day only as repairs of running qequipment will demand full time ’of all employes. Repairs, too, will be the prin- cipal idea in mind during Ray- onier‘s shutdown. The pulp mill’s actual operation will cease for 48 hours at least commencing at four o’clock Wednesday afternoon, but repair crews will be busy throughout the period. However, arrangements are being made so that all plant employes will have 24 hours off during the Christmas lull. Rayonier office staff mem- bers will have Christmas Day proper free. The plywood plant will cease operations after its first shift Wednesday and will resume again Friday morning, so actually three shifts will be missed. 4 Days At McCleary The McCleary Timber plant ex— , pects to give its employes a four- day holiday lasting from the end of the regular shifts Wednesday until Monday morning, providing no emergency orders come in which would require the plant to work Friday. Retail stores, as usual, will ob— serve Christmas Day only, leav- ing only such businesses as res- taurants, service stations, and drug stores open on the holiday itself. Employes in public offices like the courthouse. city hall, post- office, bank. library, welfare de- partment, etc., will have the one day off, returning to their reg- ular chores Friday morning. Arcadia Farmer Passes Sunday Samuel Derbyshire, 73, and Ar- cadia district farmer for the past 15 years, died at his home Sun- day morning after an illness of about a year’s duration. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at two o’clock from Wit- siers Funeral Home with inter— lment in Shelton Memorial Park. Mr. Derbyshire was born at Philadelphia on April 29, 1868. He is survived by his widow, Mary, and a son William, also living at the Arcadia home. By direction of the Washington State Defense Council and con- firmed by the second Interceptor Command, the following regula- tions will be observed during 311‘ raids and blackouts. Order plac- ing either plan A or plan Bdn effect will be relayed to; pollce agencies through the communica- tions system of the Washington State Patrol. PLAN A—AID RAID During an air raid all vehicles shall stop clear of the travelled portion of the street or highway and shall remain stopped until the “all clear" signal is given. This rule shall apply in all cases ex- cept essential emergency vehicles such as: military equipment. P0- lice and fire equipment, or am— bulance. PLAN B—GENER-AL BLACKOUT ; If the blackout extends over 1a period of several hours only emergency traffic essential to Na- [tional Defense will be allowed to move on the streets and high- ways such as: defense materials, lsupplies, foodstuffs, mail, inter- city busses, and defense workers. These vehicles sh’all be equipped 5 and Mrs. Martin Lund of with the recommended lights for h became parents Sunday bla ‘1 aby daughter born at Shel- ckouts. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS— BLACKOUT HEADLIGHT some REGULATIONSMDURING AIR RAIDS, BLACKO-UTS GIVEN Emergency traffic shall be kept to a minimum. Vehicles shall keep well spaced on the streets and highways. Vehicles shall be operated at a speed that is reasonable and prop- er and consistent with the condi- tions that exist at the point of operation. REGULATIONS: 1. Headlights, tail lights, and stop lights shall be covered by a dark oil cloth or rubber mask or hood securely attached. A hori- zontal slit 1/2 inch by 3 inches in lower portion of headlight lenses covered inside with blue cello- phane will b used. 2. During lackouts clearance lights will not be used. 3. Light regulations effective only during blackouts or air raids and under all other conditions the legal lights required by law shall be used. Under no circumstances under n'ormal driving conditions. 4. Police and fire equipment and ambulances may use legal lights during a blackout for EMERGENCY RUNS ONLY. Un- der all other conditions they will proceed with minimum amount of light. 5. Emergency vehicles will not use sirens in any manner to con-1 flict with air raid warning signals. vacations will vary, 1 I l I I i l l l l l will blue or colored lights be used! VEGISTER FOR CIVILIAN SHELTON, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, December 23, 1941 ARISE, AMERICANS “PATRIOTIC MEN: The thing toward which the Navy has been preparing has happened. Possess-ions of YOUR COUNTRY have be attack; the lives and proper jeopardized. The TWO 00 on subjected to unprovoked ty of our citizens have been EAN NAVY. toward which we have been building, MUST be realized in a matter of MONTHS instead of the contemplated two years. We again emphasize the definite need of not only MEN to man these ships, Navy but TRAINED MEN. The must. send TRAINED MEN aboard ships of the U. S. FLEET. Training takes six weeks or longer, de- pending on a man’s capabilities and the job he has to do. NOW .' I is the time for YOUR part in the STATES. for you to become qualified defense ‘ of OUR UNITED Apply to the nearest NAVY RECRUITING STA.- TI ON for complete. details. There is a Navy Recruiting Station located in the OLD CAPITOL BUILDING In OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON. NOTICE: Due to changes in the physical require— ments, many men previously rejected may now be ac- I” cept co. ‘ Cordially yours, I C. D. Nivison, Torpedoman first class, U. S. Navy Recruiter. SHELTON ADOPTS UNIFORM AIR RAID WARNING SIGNAL, SO FORGET THAT OLD ONE Put on your thinking caps, Mr. Chairmen of the civilian de— and Mrs. Sheltonian, and prepare fense committees have been ask— to forget the first air raid warn- ing signal announced for Shelton and learn the new one. Under orders from the State De- fense Council, a uniform air raid warning signal system has been devised for the entire state which will be blown on the city fire siren and the powerhouse steam whistle as follows to warn residents of Shelton of impending air raids:\ For a two-minute period in- termittent blasts of the siren will be blown to give a fluctuat- ing effect, each complete cycle of each fuctuation lasting about eight seconds, while on the powerhouse steam whistle five second blasts separated by three second silences will be blown for the two minute period. The all clear signal will be a continu- ous blast of both siren and steam whistle for two minutes. The new state-wide uniform air raid warning signal system elimi- nates any alert signal, so‘when the warning is heard now it means immediate shelter should be tak- en, City Defense Coordinator Doane Brodie said this morning. “We are sorry to have to make this switch in signals as it may cause some confusion, but it is obvious that a uniform signal for the entire state or even country is highly desirable, so we are adopt— ing the uniform signal here," Co- ordinator Brodie said. The familiar noon blast of the fire siren will be restored begin- ning this Tuesday because it has been found that unless the siren is used regularly it does not func- tion properly. That is why short toots of the siren have been heard from time to time the past cou- ple of weeks. simply to keep the Signal in working order, Brodie explained today. The noon blast is a Single blast of about 15 sec- onds in duration, so should not be confusing with the air raid warn- ing in any manner. Likewise, the powerhouse whistle will continue to sound off at 7:30 a m-. 1230 p. m. and 4530 p. m. each work- mg day to Signal change, of shifts and lunch hours in the industrial district, these signals likewise be- ing single blasts of a few seconds duration and in no way confusing with the air raid warning signal. The fire siren. too, will continue to announce all fires via its famil- iar series of five long blasts. DEFENSE DOPE Three more community civilian defense registrars have been nam- ed by Glenn Ratcliff, county chairman of information and reg- istration for the State Defense Council. They are: Tahuya—Mrs. Frances Huson Camp 3—Mrs. Norman Hul- bert Harstine Mrs. Jessie Sim- mons Agate—Mrs. Thomas Vander- wal (last week’s article was in error in listing Mrs. Peter Vanderwal as Agate reistrar). Oakland Bay residents are to come to Shelton to register, it was decided at the meeting held there Saturday night, Ratcliff an- nounced. Tonight meetings at Lilliwaup and Lower Skokomish will wipe up the final community sessions called to organize civilian defense in Mason County. Attendance has been excellent at every one of the 18 meetings held so far in I'll- ral areas of the county, indicating great interest among‘ the people in doing everything possible to set up civilian defense units. \ ed by City Defense Coordinator Deane Brodie and County Defense Coordinator Frank Heuston to ‘pick their own key men. In some instances these selec- tees have not been registered on regular civilian defense registra— tion cards, so the chairmen have been instructed to see that their appointees become registered so that the housing and equipment information which each can sup- ply can be obtained. . * * ri: The state patrol has been plac- ed on a seven-day-week basis prime the start of the war, so State ‘Patrolman Cliff Aden does not have his Wednesday off any longer, and probably also will not be able to take the two-week va— cation for 1941 which he had coming and had planned to take this month. ' Mrs. Walter Allen’s Nephew Killed In Pacific War Action Although he was not a home— town boy, many Sheltonians join Mrs. .Walter Allen of Skookum Bay in tribute to the bravery of Orville Mouse], her nephew, who made the supreme sacrifice for his country when he died in action in the Pacific war. Details of how, where and when he gave up his life for his coun— try are a military secret. Mouse] had made a wide acquaintance in Shelton during several visits to the Allen home in the past few years and he en- listed in the U. S. Navy in Octo— ber of 1940 at the Shelton recruit— ing office. His home was a crest- v1ew, Colorado. COMMUNITY CALENDAR TONIGHT (Monday)—City lea- gue basketball, 7:30 p.m., Lin- coln gym. TONIGHT (Monday)—Eagles aerie weekly meeting, 8 pm. Moose Hall. - TONIGHT (Monday)~Shelton Retail stores remain open un- til 8 p.m., for Christmas shop- pers. TUESDAY—Kiwanis club week- ly luncheon meeting, noon, Shel- ton Hotel. TUESDAY—Prep basketball, 7 p.m., new Shelton gym, Shel- ton vs. Lincoln of Tacoma, first and second team games. TUESDAY—Mason County Plan- ning Council monthly meeting, p.m., county agent’s office, basement of postoffice build- ing. TUESDAY—Last night of eve- ‘ hing shopping in Shelton gift stores, 8 pm. closing. WEDNESDAY—Kiddies’ Christ- mas party sponsored by Local 161, I.B.P.S.P.M.W., Paramount' Theatre, two shows at 1 p.m. and 3:15 pm. All Mason Coun— ty youngsters invited. No ad- mission charged. WEDNESDAY—Journal publica- tion date, advanced because of Christmas. WEDNESDAY—Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru~—. THURSDAY—Christmas Day. [Army Thanks Way It Tre High compliment for the cit- iizens of Shelton in their treat- ‘-mcnt of Army soldiers was ex-, ipressed in a letter received by iMayor William Stevenson from lLieut. Col. George R. Bloomquist, commanding officer of the 163rd Infantry (Rifle), at Fort Lewis. v The letter, dated December 16 lfrom the office of the regimental commander at Fort Lewis, was A read to the city council at its reg- vular meeting Thursday night. It; i said: l l ‘ Fort Lewis, Wash, 3 Dec. 16, 1941. :The Mayor, City of Shelton, l Shelton, W‘ashington, Dear Sir: The officers and men of this Command desire to express their appreciation to the citizens ofI Shelton for the splendid treatment and cooperation given them on their recent bivouac in the Shel- ton area. It is especially desir- . able to commend those who make 'np the Civil Defense Units, and the manner in which the County and City Coordinators have de— velopcd their organization, to in- clude Red Cross, Fraternal Or- ganizations, School District, Cityi and County Police, and individuall citizens, is very gratifying. “It is this Spirit of cooperation that has made this country what it is today, and the City of Shel- ton can be proud of its part in National Defense. Yours very truly, GEORGE R. BLOOMQUIST, Lt. Col., 163rd Inf. (Rifle),, Commanding. 4 Another letter was received! from the State Treasury Depart-1 ment informing city officials what Securities the law provides for municipal investments such as the Shelton Library endowment, and a third letter from the Depart- ment of Health asking the city to stand the expense of trans- portation for its health officer to a state convention was referred to Mayor Stevenson. "‘ Ordinance 341, providing for, regulations to govern the actions of city residents and motorists during blackout hours was intro- duCed and given first reading while Ordinance 340-. providing an emergency expenditure for de- linquent taxes, was passed. IKids: Christmas Party Wednesday At Paramount Eyes and thoughts of Mason County youngsters are turned this week toward two big events —-thc coming of Christmas Thurs— day and the annual Christmas party which Local 161, the pulp mill employes union, puts on for them Wednesday afternoon at the Paramount Theatre. The party is obstensibly a thea- tre party, but in addition to the several motion picture items which Manager Gus Graf has ar- ranged for them, all youngsters who attend the party will have given to them candy, popcorn, etc. The picture program itself will consist of a Popeye cartoon, a sports reel, a colored classic, a‘ feature first-run comedy, “Dou- blc Trouble,” starring Harry Lang— don. In order to be sure all kids have ample opportunity to enjoy the party, two shows will be staged one at one o’clock, the second at 3:15 o’clock. Local 161 Elects Thomas Kneeland Tom Kneeland, painter, was elected president of Local 161, In- ternational Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Work- ers. at the annual election held last Thursday. ‘ His fellow officers are James Moore, retiring president, as vice-president; Oscar Wilkie, re- elected secretary — treasurer; George Whittingham, re-elected financial secretary; John Cole, re- elected corresponding secretary; Frank Devlin, re-elected inside guard; Henry Boysen, re-elected outside guard; Earl Johnson, re- elected, Art Jackson and Ted Fuller, trustees; and Andy Har- ris, hospital committee represent- ative. The new officers begin their terms January 1 and will be in- stalled at the regular Local 161 meeting on January 8. Ed Byrne Home For Christmas Holiday Edgar Byrne returned to his Shelton home Saturday to spend the Christmas holidays before re- a i ,nn Armr- i' . “Ti é; AENUSTrNUW Ill/11.2 UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER Shelton For ated Soldiers Shelton Sailor Barely Misses Sinking of Ship ‘ Elwood Steen, graduate of Irene S. Reed high school in | 1940, must have been born un- der a lucky star. Five days after he was trans- ferred off the 13.8.8. Arizona. the big, old battleship was I sunk in the opening rounds of the battle of Pearl Harbor. Steen, a first class seaman, had served a full year in the U. S. Navy aboard the Arizona, all the while at Pearl Harbor, but on December 2 he was noti- fied that he had been chosen for a four-month course in the Navy’s photographic school at Pensacola, Florida, so boarded a. ship and was disembarking at San Francisco when things began to pop at Pearl Harbor. The Shelton boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Steen, who reside on East Ellinor St, in Shelton. HIGHCLIMBERS WIN AGAIN; TALL Airs DUE HERE runny Lanky Lincoln Team Starts Com- plete Lineup 0f 6-Foot Plus Prep Players Another plague of stiff necks threatens Shelton Highclimber basketeersrthis Tuesday night for they’ll have to do a lot of cervical craning to keep their eyes on the Lincoln Abes of Tacoma, Whom they play in the new Shelton gym. The Abes have a team that can match Bremerton’s for loftiness,. but the Tacomans are 'not as rug— ged. In Vince Hanson the visit- ing Abes have another 6-foot, 8- inch giant at center, but he isn’t the ball player byrsome little bit that Bremerton’s 6-foot, 8-inch Roger Wiley is. Completing the starting Lincoln lineup are such additional six- foot-plus lads as Ingwald Thomp- son, Tom Loran, Merlin Brolin, Gordon Brunswick or Ed Hunt- ington. However, one of the Abes most capable shots and ball hand-t lers is tiny Don Taylor, just a mite among those other giants with his 5-foot, 6-inch reach. ‘ The Abes play basketball on the theory that you can't miss 'em all, so they shoot at every‘ provocation, and sometimes with- out it. You won’t see any more casts at the twine all season than the Tacomans will turn loose Tues- day night. Second teams open play at seven o‘clock, first squads following at approximately eight. , LOOP SCORES 16 WHILE SHELTON BEATS CRUISERS Eatonville, Dec. 20.—Substitute (Continued on Page Six) l s COAST GUARDS 409.551- .\\n 03/“ \w 1‘ l,’ _. N \(1 \ III/“t I turning on January 5 to the San Francisco College of Embalming, where he has completed approxx- mately one third of a nine months course. district, a . serving ; on a bEMOCR short subject and a full lengthl ‘5) . I ~ I PRE , .ND FENSE ‘ BEGINNING WITH THE MUSKET RANGERS FIRE INSURANCE-LIFE'INSURANCE—THE POLICE -W|TH THESE WE ARE READY TO AVERT,OR IF NEED BE,WITHSTAND EVIL DAYS, AS WE NOW PREPARE WITH TANKS AND PLANES AND HOW/72525. RAIN DAIIAfES COUNTY BIRDS, RAISES. RIVER North Shore, Capitol Hill, Grape- view Roads Require Repair Under “’ater Barrage; Skokomish High severe damage faces roads in some sections of Mason County as December’s tearful progress continues,‘ and the steady down- pour of rain has also placed the Skokomish River in a touchy mood, according to reports. The North Shore road in Com- missioner Fred Ferris' district seems to be the most severely hit so far, with several sections be- tween Tahuya and Bald Point having slid into Hood Canal in the past ten days, Commissioner. Ferris reported this morning. One county truck working on the road was marooned at Bald Point when caught between slides last week, he said, and persons living in the area have been un- able to get out at times. A bull- dozer has been repairing the dam- aged sections as rapidly’as pos- sible, he said, but the continued rain leaves the road in treacher- ous condition and subject to fur- ther slides and washouts at any moment. Fill Likely To Go Commissioner Vincent Paul an- ticipates considerable damage to the Capitol Hill road fill if the rain continues, with some 600 to 1000 yards of the fill likely to wash out at any time. A heavy truck which broke through the road’s edge at one point gave the rain its toe—hold on the section. Also in Commissioner Paul’s section of oiled road at Grapevier has broken through and needs repair before it can be used for travel, he said this morning. Commissioner Robert Trenck- mann’s district has gotten off easiest, evidently, so far as no extensive repairs are yet neces- sary, although he has had to re- strict the use of logging trucks on some roads and has had to gravel the Surface of the Beeville road to make it safe for travel“ he said today. ‘ Channel Cut Effective The Skokomish River has be- haved itself admirably so far con- sidering what would have hap- pened in past years with this much precipitation in a similar period, thanks to the channel cut in the lower river last year to aid the run off of flood waters. This channel appears to be its purpose very satis- factorily, Commissioner F e r r i s commented today. However, the river still man- aged to get over its banks for a short time Friday at the Vern Eaton residence, but dropped again over the weekend when Sat- urday turned up clear and sun- ny. The overflowl did not reach the Skokomish Valley road, how- ever, and so far as is known only the Eaton place was affected. C Y——# by Mat iv; A 3 as. '.I-:'~ PAR'EDN ’1 : n l BEHIND THE DOOR OF THE CABIN m is: WILDERNESS, AND THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT in THE new, GROWING TOWN,— PREPAREDNESS HAS BEEN NATURAL TO AMERICANS- I ONCE THEY KNEW THEY NEEDED Ir. #7 I ///;/e// . /, /’ ‘/