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t 'i ! i OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY L. XXXIV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1915. NO.S McBRIDE A UCH OF HIS TIME IS f DEVOTED TO TAX- ATION MATTERS. : IS ON THE JOB ALL THE TIME so Chairman of Revision of Laws Committee Dealing i With Law Questions. Siilmn, Ore., Jan. (Special th to all useless loglHlutlon that nos before his Revision ot Law Jimlttee la tlio slogan which has in odopted by State Senator Mc Id o. Tlilu Is one of the moat lin rtunt committees In the Senate and ,Htvo8 a grout grist of bills. 'No bill will escape tlio dutches thin committee that U uhiuIhs or i lobulation. We lntenJ to con ;n all such moasuros to oblivion tor to rlHo agulu." r Among other Important commit to ot which Senator McUrldo Is a imbor la that of the committee on KOHKinnnt and Taxation ot which hntor T. I.. Porklna, of Multno ili County In chnlrmnn. f'l find that the question of tax ton is one of tlio grout big vital ti'sllona with which tlio Legislature is to copo. Thero has beon much iHutlHfactlon expressed relative to o present tax laws and thU year we pe to enact such tax legislation as ill meet the approval of the people t geiioral and will work a lasting mnflL" Senator Mnllrlde has entered kurlily Into the work of the assoss .on I and taxation commlttoe despite jo arduous duties which have de rived on him with h'.a chairman ilp of the revision of tho laws mmittee. 1 1 lo declared that there Is no ques on of greater Importance than can riso for a legislator to consider than at Involved In dovlslng waya and leans to socure the amount ot taxes aeossury to conduct the affairs of An stuto and the various taxation iHtrlcta and to secure It placing the xiHt burden upon tho shoulders ot ko taxpayers. j Kvery effort 1b behig made to se Ure a thorough consideration of all Ration measures that arUe, and to lng out ot the mass of them the imt salutary features to.be Incor porated Into a bill satisfactory, as (fur as possible to tho needs of all people. I "Our hope Is to secure a bill" stat A Senator t Mcllrldo, "and If con kclontloua investigation can bring iuch a bill about we certainly will lavo one. IN A portion of Dowlby'a Columbia The above picture shows the rail- food track below Clatskanle covered Jmh a portion of the Columbia Jlighway early last week. The Co. umbla Highway Ib built alone the lde of the hill above the railroad Irack at this point and dry masonry jvaiis were erected which gave way With thn flrnf a huo nuu diiu uunu (n tho track, The railroad company r buh in me r euerai uoun !to require the emmfv n ! itnwn SUNSET ATHLETIC CLUB IS POPULAR Business Men of City Make Offers to Support. Borne ot the business men of the city thought they could pluy basket bull and accordingly went out to the new Sunset Athletto Club where they mot the High School Basket Dall team with the result that the boys beat the mon by a small margin. The visit by tho business mon did result In an Interest In the new Club ; and Its building operations. Tenders of support were made to the boys and they wore commended for the pro- groaulveness In putting up such a tine building and placing an organi zation in the city which will mean so much for tho young people. It lias been plannod to sot apart one or two nights of the week tor the business mon ot tho city so that they may en 'oy the club rooms. The members of the Sunset Club are the firemen of the city and they havo made a luccess of tho fire company as well is of the athletic organization. They feel proud of their achieve ment and appreclute the coidlal offer of support from the business men. Especially do the boys want to say that they thr.nk Mr. Constuntln tor the present of a hot water tank tor '.ho sliowor buths which will be to talled the coming week. Tho public Is invited to go out to 'ho new building and see what the 'joys are doing. Any member of the Club will bo glud to show you around '.nd give you details ot the plana of operation. , HUDSON AND FORD MEET IN COLLISION Last Tuesday evening S C. Moiton, ujcompanled by Mrs. Moortcn, ac iccompantod by Mrs. Morton, Rot. F. T. Moyer, and Clydo Sutherland, mot jred to Portland In Mr. Morton fine Hud con car. While going down Vldor street In tho city, and viillo tear the curb on the proper side f tho street, a drunken man In i Ford pointed bis little car toward .lorton's Hudson and ran straight into It. Tho principal damage was lone to the Ford, but Mr. Morton's :ar was damagod sumo. Fortunate ly no one was hurt. The drunken nan was promptly arrested and .akon to Jail, whore tho next niorn ng the Judgo ot tho Munlclp.il Court ilastorod a flno on him and he was olonaod It Is quito probablo that will also bo required to pay for ho dumago dono to the Morton car. COXGRKfiATIONAI. NOTKS. "A church home for friends and Grangers." Illble School 10:00 a. m Sermon and worship 11:00 a. m. Young People's Service of C. E. 0:30 p. m. Evening Service 7:35 p. m. Mid-week . Service Wednesday 7 :30. p. m. "Come thou with us and we will do thoo good." REV. F. J. MEYER, Paotor. i-v.' 4J Highway. the remaining masonry walls along this road to prevent a recurrence of the slide. They have also asked for damages In a sum exceeding $20,-1 000. The case will bo hoard In Fed-' eral Court in Portland next Thurs day. :. "... This Is one ot the plecos of road which has caused much complulnt to ' have been made against the en- J gineerlng ability of State Highway Engineer Bowlby. ANOTHER BOAT LAUNCHED AT ST. HELENS Wapama is the Name of the Latest Addition to the McCormick Fleet ONE MILLION FEET OF LUMBER USED IN CONSTRUCTION New Boat Will Be Towed to ery Will Nearly one million foot of timber was used In tho construction of the big Bhtp launched at tho St. Hok-ns Shipyards last Wednesday morning. Promptly at 9:30 o'clock In tho morning, Mr.cager J. II. Price gave the words to "Lct'or Slide" and Miss Mlldrad McBrldc, daughter of Stato Senator Ceo. M. McBilde, V. r f'. Tlio Wp:ima After the I-uuncliIng. iroko a bottle of champagno over :he bow with the uiysuc words, "I Jhrloten thee Wapama" and tho throe million pounds of ship grace fully s!ld down the ways Into the deop waters of the Willamette Slough. No hitch marred tlio lauu--dilng In any particular. It was ono at the moBt successful affaire ot the kind In the Mstory of the yards at this place. Quite a number of peo ple vore on tho ship when It slid down the ways and it waz a sensa tional ride. ft if H " 7. Jt 1 j X U7 J. II. Price, Miss Mildred McBrUle and H. F. MuCorniick, Apparently Sutlsflcd With Successful Ijaunclilng. The new boat was christened Wa pama, taken from tho namo ot. a wator fall In Callfornln., This is In kooplns with tho natnos of all tho boats of tho McCormick Interests, names being solootpd from well known watoi falls or rivers. The McCormick fleot Is now made up ot tho Klamath, Willamette, Multno mah, Celilo, Yosmlte and Wapama. The Morced, also built In St. Helens was wrecked oft the coast ot Cali fornia last yoar. San Francisco, Where Machin Be Installed Captain Edward Juhnsen, Master of tho Klamath and the Commodoro of tlio Fleet, was present to assist Manager Price in the launching. The Wapama haj boon under con utructton for some months in St. Hel ens, tho launching having been de layed for some time until business conditions wero moro promising, The dimensions of the now boat are: length over all 210 feet; beam 40 feet 6 Inches; moulded depth 17.6 feot. She will have a carrying cap acity of 1,000,000 feet of lumber and accommodations for 60 passen gers. On the next trip of the Klam ath to St. Helens the Wapama will he taken in tow for San Francisco where the machinery will be installed and die will be put on the run "rom hero to California ports about April 1, 1915, cariying Columbia County lumber and other products. r v a Ik m S. " K . -- 'J? . Work has already starlod at tho ship yards cn the construction of the Montlcsllo, a boat for the Gov ernment, to bo used In drodglng the Cowlitx River in Washington and the Clatskanle River in Oregon. It Is planned to have this boat finished ready for launching within a few weeks. Manager Price and some of his workmen are now in Portland doing the work on the Satta Cata llna, which was burnod in the river near here last October. I I - --, gl '"'"" in iiinirMii' NOTES FROM ST. HEL ENS HIGH SCHOOL New Correspondent for Mist is All Right. Last week Beth Perry was elected high school reporter for the coming month. Miss Duns remained in Portland a week ago last Monday owing to the Illness of her uncle. Goldie Hattan presides at the piano this week. By request of the superintendent of Clatskanle the debate between Clatskanle and St. Helens high schools, which was to have been on the 28th of this month, has been Indefinitely postponed. Scappoose will be the first to debate with St. Helens. The English IV class like poetry so well they insist on learning at least three poems from each author they study. They study a new author every day Our orators, Cha3. Smith, Keturah Dixon and Dale Perry aro capable of throa things study debate, say debate and think debate. Lucille Holbs visited sciijol on Monday At tho end of the simister a large mechanical drawing class was or ganized and is under the instruc tion of Mr. McNulty. Last Friday Beth Peny conducted examinations in the eighth grade. Because of sickness, Keturah Dixon was absent two days from school. A student body meeting Tuesday elected Lester Wellington cheer leader to lead thee heerlng at the cominy basket ball yames. A com mittee consisting of Edrle Lebare, Clarence Coin,, Edward Veazle and Chas. Smith was appointed to assist h'm. The high school has just finished a three part song and will start in on another one next week SCAPPOOSE BREEDER AT SALEM MEETING P. A. Frakes, of Scap, loose, re turned Thursday from Salem, where he was an Interested attendant at the semi-annual meeting of the Ore gon Pure Bred Livestock Associa tion. Mr. Frakes states that there is some impending legislation at tho capital, which, if enacted, would be very detrimental to the live stock and dairying Industry of the state. The meeting was attended by sixty breeders, who were addressed by Governor Withycombe and Con gressman McArthur. Mr. Frakes is ono of the foremost breeders of the stato, and Is vitally Interested in all matters pertaining to that in dustjy TEACHERS RECEIVE STATE CERTIFICATES State Superintendent ot Publto In struction Churchill, has issuod the complete list of all porsens whose work in the December teacher's ex aminations qualified them to recelvo state certificates. for Columbia County the following persons were granted certificates: Vlviia Cald well, Houlton; Mary Thomas, Goble; Merle Mo Kelvey, Clatskanle; Lewis Edward Gulkor, Warren; Thomas H. Hunter, Goble; Jennie Walker, Scap poose; Mrc. JjcsIo Hastings McDon ald, Scappooce; Mrs. Edna McCord, Clatskanle; Margaret M. Thomas, Goble; Willard. H. Hurley, St. Hel ena. BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR H. F. M'CORMICK Mr. and Mrs. H. F McCormick en- teitained with an elaborate dinner last Monday evening with plates laid for ten, the occasion being tho birth day of Mr. McCormick. Mrs. Mc Cormick had planned the party which was a complete surprise to Mr. McCormick. The place cards were unique and interesting being photos of each guest mounted on a comlo picture. After the dinner a very pleasant evening was spent Those present besides . Mr. and Mrs. Mc Cormick, were Charles Muckle, Washington Muckle, W. B. Dlllard, J. W. Day, Dr. C. E. Wade, A. W. Mueller, S. C. Morton, A. 3. Demlng and M. E. Miller. TEACHERS MEET IN CLATSKANJE INTERESTING MEETING OF COLUMBIA COUN TY TEACHERS. Two Subjects Taken Up for Discussion With Much Profit to Teachers. Willis L. Dunton, Warren. Forty-five Columbia County teach ers attended the local meeting at Clatskanle Saturday. Superintendent Allen's opening speech was very optimistic aa to the future of tho profession and enthu siastic in regard to presont prob lems. He outlined the work of the var ious clubs being organized among school children corn clubs, potato clubs, pig clubs, dairy clubs, etc., and announced that he had a large quantity of garden seeds for distri bution among pupils who would plant them. The subject of a county teachers' organization was then outlined and discussed. 'Not the ler.st appreciated part ot Principal Jesse McCord's welcoming speech was the announcement of dinner which was prepared by the newly organized Parent-Teacher's association, of Clatskanle. The aft ernoon meeting was full of life, Principal McCord led the discussion on reading. Miss Snow emphasized correct pronounciatlon and meaning ' of words In reading. Miss Lewlston gave a class demonstration that was highly appreciated. H. E. Beck, of Rainier, gave a technical discussion of geography and showed that to teach the sub ject the teacher must keep himself fit to teach, by regular habits: must koep children fit by proper ven tilation, heating, eating, eta; must bo prepared have a a definite plan and motive tor each lesson, and point out the facts In the assignment of the lesson. The work of the meeting proved the wisdom of assigning only two subjects for discussion. The fol lowing teachers attended: District 2, St. Helens, J. D. Bre hant; District 3, Deer Island, Hel en M. Buckley and Mary E. McGreg or; District 6, Clatsk.nie, Jessie McCord, Mrs. Edna McCord, Mrs. Elizabeth Irwin, Mrs. Minnie Trap zer, Misses Tillie Peterson, Bertha Lowiston, Nan Snow, Merle I. Mc Kelvey. District 7, Warren, W. L. Dunton, C. E. Lake, Miss Mary Thomas; District 9, Goble, Miss Madeline Thomas; District 10, Marshland, Mrs. Lillian Koeller; District IS, Rainier, J. B. Wllkarson, Mrs. J. B. Wilkerson, H. E. Beck, Misses Myrtle Groshonv, Lettle A. Mc Laughlin, Myra T. McCrae, Jennie Hugglns, Mabel Rudesel, Lillie M. Leith, Zlna G. Byers; District 15, Catskanie, Misses Gladys Rlchey, Stella Basford; District 20 Goble, Miss Anne Ketel, Mrs E. E. Malla bor; District 22, Mist, Miss Lora McCook; District 24, Mist, A. M. Winn; District 25. Inglis, Mrs. B. B. Clark, Miss Emma Howard, Lyle B. Chappell; District 26, Wm. Kelty; District 30, A. B. Owen, Miss Lillian B. Merrltt, Miss Anna Gallup; Dis trict 34, Doer Island, Miss Helen Hamlll; District 38, Aplaiy, Miss Estella Hatfield; v District 42, Jt., Mist, R. G. Hulse; District 44, Ky ser, Miss Mae Hatfield; District 62, Mist, Mrs. Emma E. Morrison; Dls tilct 7-Jt., Olga M. Moore, Myrtle Sears. : , i FLAGG AGAIN IN NEWSPAPER GAME E. H. Flagg, formerly editor ot the Mist, has undertaken another news paper venture, this time at Warren ton, Oregon. Mr. Flagg shipped his plant to Warrenton on Tuesday ot this week.