The Salkum Garden Club held its regular meeting Friday afternoon, March 1, at the home of Mrs. Herman Johnson, at Silver Creek. Plans were laid for enrollment of children from 6 to 12 years of age, in the Junior garden clubs. The gardens are no tlimited [stet] as to size this year and the choice of flowers and vegetables has a wider range this year, but only two varieties of each are to be chosen for exhibition purposes. The grade schools will be asked to assist in the enrollment as in past years.
Various members of the senior club have signified a desire to attend the daffodil festival and flower show in Puyallup, one day during the last week in March. Friday, March 29, is the tentative date set. Members of the club not present Friday are requested to notify Mrs. Nan Hill at Mayfield if they desire to be included in the plans for transportation, so that the number of cars necessary may be arranged for, prior to the date named.
The next meeting will be held April 5, at the home of Mrs. Walter Johnson at Mayfield. The subject for discussion will be the "Culture of Lilacs."
The Townsend club will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Van Woert in Silver Creek. Friday, march 8th (this Friday) evening at 8 o'clock. Visitors are welcome at these meetings.
Mrs. Henry Vernig of Wenatchee, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Larsen, and other relatives here the past ten days, returned to her home Saturday.
Miss Mary King of Chehalis has been visiting at the home of Mrs. Archie Bergman and other local friends the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Gormally were dinner hosts Sunday, honoring the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Vera Talbott. Present were the Talbott, Woods, and Gormally families.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fleming are being congratualted upon the arrival of a baby daughter, Friday evening, March 1.
The P. U. D. has a man in this neighborhood arranging for an easement for the right-of-way for a line one mile north of the National Park highway No. 5. Waivers were granted last week by Harvey Collar, Wm. DeGross, Ben Wood, Charles Montgomery, Tom Baker, Hugh Morgan and Paul Haddeller. A sub-station will be built at a point farther east.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pries are the parents of a baby boy. Mrs. Pries is in Portland at the home of a sister.
George B. Topper of Grand Mound is spending several weeks at the home of his sister, Mrs. Helen Vining, during her absence on a visit to a daughter in Roseburg Ore., and a son in Eugene, Ore.
Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell and two small children of Seattle were guests of Mr. Caldwell's sister, Mrs. Anne Lornes.
Funeral services for Humphrey Roberts, 72, were held at the Salkum church, Monday afternoon with Rev. E. L. Whisler officiating. Mr. Roberts, who had been ill for some time, passed away at the Centralia General hospital last Friday afternoon. Surviving are his widow, one son living in Everett, and a daughter, Mrs. Howard Brown of Portland. The community extends its sympathy to the bereaved family. Mrs. Brown will remain with her mother at Salkum.
Source: The Chehalis Advocate, 7 March 1940, page 9. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, WA. 98512
Transcribed by Kathryn Lester