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ST. HELENS MIST. FRIDAY, AUGUST 20,1915.
FOl'XOKO 1881. Issued F.ery Friday ly THE MIST rillUSUIXQ CMIAXY. Ernest U. Coan F.rfitor and Manner Entered as second-class matter, January 10th, 1912, at the Poatoface at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1S79. ' SIBSOKHTION KATKS: One Year $1.50 Six Months 73 Advertising rates made known on application. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. OKF.GOX'S COAST COVXTIKS. Tillamook cheese is now widely known in Portland and other coast markets, and has become a source of great wealth to the farmers of that county. The mar ket, however, is by no means supplied, and at prevail ing prices in Eastern cities this Industry aloue could be increased sufficient to make Oregon not only fam ous, but rich, says the Portland Telegram. , "The best cheese is produced where the nights are cool," says Professor K. 11. Graves of the O. A. C. dairy department. "The coast counties of Oregon have an ideal climate for the manufacture of high class cheese. The Willamette valley also has a fav orable climate but in most sections there is not a large enough quautity of milk produced within easy hauling distance of the factories." Tillamook is only one of the seven coast counties in Oregon, every one of which possesses the same rich soil, pure springs and streams of mountain water, green grass the year around, and equable climate and thousands of acres of unused land, ideal for dairying. Tillamook dairy farmers are wealthy. They literally live on the fat of the land, and they enjoy a climate that for the entire twelve months of the year cannot be excelled "by any country on the face of the globe. To be sure, they are pioneers; they do not have all the modern conveniences and luxuries of the dweller in the great cities, they have not spread before them the attractions of New York's great "White Way," but at least they have the automobiles and the movies. What is more important, they have perfect health, and the generation of sturdy children now growing to manhood and womanhood are of the race that builds empires. It was no idle boast of an Oregon editor, who advised Wananiaker to bring the Belgians here "Oregon could take care of them all." The coast counties alone would furnish enough land for a better living than they ever had in Europe and the tide lands along the bays and rivers would give them a close resemblance to the soil fron which they have been driven by the invading armies of Germany. No fear need be felt that the butter and cheese industry can be overdone in these fertile coast counties of Oregon. Professor Graves points out that with the Panama canal bringing Bhipioads of goods to our har bors, the demand for return cargoes will give cheap freight rates that will enable Oregon dairymen to com pete successfully with the dairy business of the Middle West for the Atlantic Coast trade. When this is brought about there will be no limit to Oregon's pos sibilities in this line of produce. "In the Middle and North Atlantic states," sayi Professor Graves, "we have the greatest proportion of our population and consequently the greatest con sumption of dairy products. New York state alone had a greater population in 1910 than the entire Pacilie Coast. The states of New York and Pennsylvania were formerly great producers of butter and cheese, but the production of these products Is being greatly lessened each year by the increasing demand for mar ket milk for the great cities. Here is the great mar ket for the Pacific Coast dairy products after supplying our own demands and those of the mountain division states, if we can successfully compete with such states as Wisconsin and Minnesota." Ol" II NATIONAL DEFKXSK. Judging from editorial expressions from the lead ing newspapers of this nation, our people are awaken ing to the necessity for military preparedness, and there is general demand for the strengthening of our national defenses. The Philadelphia Public Ledger sees fundamental defects that should be corrected by the next congress. It says: "Lack of men, lack of rifles and lack of artillery are the fundamental defects of the army, and the cor rection of these defects should be the first duty of the next congress." The Baltimore Sun interprets public sentiment as favoring a greater American navy. It says: "Public sentiment favors the construction of a navy second in strength to England's only and enough men to man the ships. At the present time if all the ships were put in commission there would not be enough men to operate them." The St. Louis Republic sees an awakening of the nation as to the necessity of military preparations. It says: "This nation is awakening to the need of military preparedness. The question is before the people for decision and the question of organization of something more than armed force is one that must be consid ered." The Philadelphia Press believes the country de mands sane, reasonable and practical preparations for defense. It says: "The secretary of war and the secretary of the navy are directed by the president 'to formulate a sane, reasonable and practical program of national defense.' . No one whose opinion carries more weight wants more than this. y But the country will not be satisfied with less." The Chicago Tribune declares the Interest of the president in national defense is the best news that comes from the capital. It says: "The beBt news that has come out of the national capital In many a day is the report, apparently au thentic, that the president has interested himself in the problem of national defense and will give his all powerful support to a program of army and navy reform." The Atlanta Journal, after sizing up the situation, is disposed to pin Its faith to the National Guard. It says: ,We now hear a great deal, and rightly so, on the importance of strengthening our national de fense. In so far as the army is concerned, the readiest and surest means to that end lies in aiding and de veloping the National Guard." The Utica Press deprecates the smallness of our standing army, and is of the opinion It would not last long. It says: "As everybody knows, the standing army of the United States is a very small affair. It contains ex cellent material in officers and men. but would not last as long as a June frost In any encounter of slue." SCHOOL TAXES (iKOW. In 23 Oregon counties, this year's school taxes foot up 1303,481.86 more than last year's, an average of 7V4 per cent Increase. In nine counties a reduction of 52.999.98 was accomplished, and in Multnomah county there was the big reduction of $794,867.66, or 24 per cent. Were it not for Multnomah county's decreaso In Fcliool taxes, the state would show more thuu $250,000 increase. This year the school districts all over Oregon aro increasing their taxes to be collected next your. Taken in connection with figures lor tnxes pnyablo this year, the indication is that school taxes are growing anil will continue to grow year by year. Natural increase of population is one of the causes, as new buildings and more teachers are re quired. Introduction of better methods of education is another causo. School taxes are voted more liber ally, and with more confidence that the money is being well expeuded, than any other class of taxes. In all, the school boards are collecting $6,192, 947.33 this year In taxes. This does not Include the income from the stute school fund, nor does it Include appropriations for the state university and colleges. Oregon Voter. A TIMELY SltitiF.STIOX. ' Dr. Edwin Hoss, one of the Commercial Club's active members, mude a timely suggestion at the Club meeting. Thursday night Inst, when he called attention to the fact that the Club should get busy ami get behind the Columbia County Fair association and aid them in promoting, not only the fair this year, hut each and every year, to make each event better than the previous one. To add a new feature each yeur and instill new life. Not that President Turbell and a few others have not been the men behind the guns in the past, but that they should not be expected to bear the burden alone. That it is the duty of the Club to give them this aid and that if St. Helens expects to suc cessfully hold the fairs from year to year at this place, they will have to awake to their opportunity before it is too lute. IfOME I'KOIU'CTS. Do you know that rubber heels for shoes aro made in Portland heels that aro as good as any of tho 19 eastern makes sold in this territory? By thinking and speaking of this fact whenever the subject of heels or easier walking is mentioned, you will be helping to develop an important home industry and increase a payroll to skilled mechunirs who will spend it with you. Portland Chamber of Commerce News. We grant you are right, but how mnny In this ter ritory are aware of the above fact! Why don't this concern, like a good many more, use some advertising space, and let their light shine? IT'S THl'M EVEKYWIIEKK. You ask me what the old town needs? It needs more men some men of deeds. Not men who talk. Find fault and balk; Hut men who'll give the best they've got To make the old town what Bhe ought. You saw wo need more factories. More stores, more schools and charities. I grant it, friend, But in tho end It's men who make them is that truo? The thing the town needs most Is YOU. Norfolk Virginian. An exchange gets the following special from Al bany, Oregon: "Systematic advertising backed up by reliable merchandise bought and sold for cash enabled us to increase the business of our Albany store 100 per cent within the past year despite tho so-called hard times," said J. C. Penny, the New York millionaire, proprietor of 83 Golden Rule stores in the United States, while on a visit here recently. Mr. Penny Is on the last stretch of an automobile Journey from New York to San Francisco." The moral of this story Is that advertising properly done and given a reasonable amount of thought and consideration, will bring a golden harvest and an opportunity to tour across tho continent in your own automobile. it STATE AND COUNTY A AAA A Donald will improve 10,000 feet of streets. Wnpato lupe has a 100-ncro flax crop reining on. Hood Uiver plans county llower planting campaign. Baker will put streamer lights nil Its principal streets. Woodhurn will vol.) on $40, 000 high school bond Issue. C. K. Hout of Corvullis, erects a two-story brick, fiOxlOU feet. The Pacific Highway is to bo paved from Central Point to Toledo. Millersburg voted oil erecting a $2000 school ho u m August 16. The manufacture of peppermint ell In Linn county, Is under way. Ashland Is to vote on bonds to purchase C.-O. Power Co. plant. At Halfway a water bond issue of $20,000 was voted Aug. l.lh. Yamhill county has oiled lift)' miles of main highway for $1DOO. East Portland is getting new bunk and business men's club buildings. Albany has been selected us the site for a $1,500,000 paormtll plant Tho Linn county clover seed In dustry is yielding eight bushels to tho acre. Holland has contracted for 100, 000 boxes of Huod Klver upples of 1916 crop. 'The Hot It Grocery company of Sa lem, will erect a $20,000 brick, of two stories Medford is promised a $600,000 sugar beet factory In tlmo for the crop of 1916. The Willamette Iron and Steel works of Portland, aro running day and night shifts. Tho Rogue River Public Service corporation is to resume work on plant at Gold Hill. The forestry service generously al lows people to build summer homes in the forest reserves. Tho Wulilo Copper Co. shipped tho first carload of oro over the new railroad to Gruius Pass. Portland Is moving for a city man ager In pl.ico of Its you-tlckio-nio-and ril-tlekle-you commission. Superintendent Campbell bus re turned from Coos Hay and says trains will be running there by May 1st. A contract h-.'s been let for grud Ing of Pacific Highway from Tolo to Josephine county line for $16,059. Tho municipal water commission of Eugene would raise rates for water ukmI by city to keep down rates for consumers. Tho first mile of hard-surfaced road is to bo built in Coos county within 30 days, und a $370,000 bond Issue jls proposed. The Courtney mill of Murslifield, which has been idlo for somo time, has been reconstructed und mudu ready for cutting timber. At the present time the owners are negotiat ing for a contract for 5000 ready-to-erect houses. At Eugene the contract for pav ing Alder street ut $1.73 per ruble yard, or $.!2,915, has been uwurded to the Chirk & llenery Const. Co. Pavement to bo 24 feet wide, live inch concrete base, two-inch gravel bltullthic wearing surface. According to a report of County School Superin tendent Allen to State Superintendent of Public In struction last week, seventy per cent of the school districts in the county have a school term of nine months each during the year. There are only five dis tricts having less. Three districts have six months and two seven months terms. The average salary paid male teachers during the year of 1914 was $69 per month, and the average to female teachers was $60. It Is said the attendance at the San Francisco exposition has already reached the 9,000,000 mark. With travel to Europe virtually cut off, the roads leading Into California this year are thronged with the tourists who are "seeing America first." According to the scientists there are 19,000 varie ties of fish in the world, and it Is evident that the supply is not going to fall in spite of the fact that anglers are continually catching all the big ones of tho various species. Professor Taft declares that the last note to Ger many has met all possible requirements. This serves to remind us that the professor must be finding satis faction in the position he Is occupying behind tho president. Mr. Merchant and business man and citizen, aro you a member of the Commercial Club? Are you pres ent when the roll is called? St. Helens needs you and your presence at the weekly meetings of the Club. We would suggest again that now is an opportune time for the Women's Club to act with the Commer cial Club. Winter will soon be here and the time to Rtrlko Is when the Iron Is hot. "Procrastination is the thief of time." Now Is the time to strike for a better St. Helens and Colum bia county. While we are cutting a swath, It had Just as well he a wide one. You Will Lose Good Bread rolls ami biscuit If you fall to pat ronize our store. We use the best Hour and other Ingredients In our model bakery, and the baking Is marked by scrupulous cleanliness In every detail. You will find our pro ducts both delicious and nutritious, and, you will, like others, deal regu larly here after tho first trial. We deliver breed, rolls and biscuits dully ut customers' homes. ST. HELENS BAKERY AN UP TO DATE Jewelry Store COMPLETE STOCJt OF Watches AM) Clocks EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING. VON A. GRAY J.w.l.r. ST. HELENS PURE MILK AND s CREAM Furni.hcd Daily by LONE FIR DAIRY Cade Broa., . Proprietor! ST. HELENS, OREGON. 1'ln.tn 107-6. Our fiirilltlm and equipment for bundling ilulry product ('iiul.li us to Niipply Ilia lit grade of milk niul rrenm, which In strictly aanllary. Wo are mulou U secure morn customer anil promise good wrvlce. NulUfuctli.n guarantee! In every rco t. XOUCK TO ( lii:ilT(HS. In the County Court of the Stute of Oregon, for Columbia County In the mutter of the estate of Stefan Sawuke. deceased. Notice to credit ors. Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed ad ministrator of the estate of Stefun Sawuke. deceased, by the Judge of the above entitled Court. All per sons having claims ngulnst suld es tate are required to present the same by mail at my postolllce address at St. Helens, Oregon, In euro of General Delivery. Diy verified with proper vouchers thereto attach ed within six months after the date of tho first publication of this notice MIKK IIAINI.OWICH, ' Administrator of the estato of Htefun Bawuke. 3G.&t. NOTICK TO CONTUACTOHH. . . il01' m '.H l,BrBhjr Klvcn t,lut Healed bids will be received by the County Court of Columbia County, Oregon at the Court House at St. Helens' ;s!b v',";.k M 8,,i,ifi,n,,r 1916, and then opened for the Im provement of the K. J. Smith roa(i and Uie rullerton roud, In District Plans and specifications are on file and may be examined In tho office of the County Clerk. Hhls must b niado on proposal forms on fllo with the plans and specifications. Enoli bidder shall deposit with his bid a certified check for five per cent o the amount of his bid, which shall be forfeited to tho County In cL the award is made to him and he shall fall neglect or refuse for a period o five days after such award is made to enter into a contract and file the re quired bond. .J'Mi.'" Teml 10 toiceX y A. P. HARNETT, County nork. 30-2 t. LUNCH MASON'S RUTHERFORD BUILDING. Ht. Helens, Oregon. Hcudtunrt4r for I rank's Quality MEAT TltKATH MT. llon U K CltKAM High Hntilo 'O.Mi:cTIONKUY C'lfaiW AM) TOHACCO 1-iincli nt all hours. IIItK! IIItK! FIKK! FIIlE! Insure your property tho 0' Fire Hellef Association of McMInn ville. Oregon. Don't put it off MchCtr W, L. WAUUEN. Agent Str. IMLDA Rates between St. Helens and Port land, 5o cents one way. 75 cents for the round trip. Tickets good until used. Uontleav,,,, St.llelt.,iO:Wa.,. UeturnlK '"vs Pntth.nd 2:30 p. , Arrive. i at Helens 4 IB p. m, 0 I. HOOCHKIRK PROFESSIONAL H. A. ROSS , FUNERAL DIRECTOR Bank Buildin. . EM! Buiinni Pttor 2 J PHYSICIAN AND PHONE ay MuekU ST.HUns, if I R. W. kJ)iNHAiTl St. Helens DENTIST m B.nk Built. "1 Hi "S IW. A. C. TUCKEK DKNTIST ST IBKLKNS. CRRUuN Mi'in I II Oft DR. L. GILBERT rox PHYSICIAN l SUKCOH I INIh. to- .. a. u. . """" ""' P. IT I M. lltltti DR EDWIN ROSS PHYSICIAN A SURGEON Off UK IN luXK H.l'll.ia St. Helens Orfgr; T. S WHITE FUNERAL DIREU0R I.1CKN-.KU kMHtl.NK. HotiUon Orc.u DR. ALFRED J. PEEL PHYSICIAN A SURGEON St. Htku1 Hank llull.llm DR. H. R. CLIFF PHYSICIAN A SURCEOH Phone Main 4.U A Kn. ttt "'""iiK"- I'ortlauu.Or. DIL lltA W. ltUCK Dll. NANA II. IlMCX Drugs CIIIUOPKACTORS Office Hours: (a. m. tolUi 2 p.m. to p.m., 7:30 to !:30ji St, Helens, Oregon. HERBERT W. WHITE . ATTORNEY-AT-UW St Helens Oregon M. E. MILLER ATTORNEY ATLAV St. Helens Orfgot ST. HELENS ROUTE via WdUmM Slough TLitr mtrnt r ait AT rib rwriM ' STR. AMERICA Iavoi Portland dally s0 i (Bunduy 1:30 p. ,.,' Arrives Bt. Helens - i I (Sunday 3:30 ' Leave. St. Helens 'J; IT, ! Arrive. Portland H. HOLMAN, Ai "V .HI i.i... ...,. l'hunoi: Maw FRANK WILKINS. St Helen. j !... -II ... ln,tln. WUH'.: mnkD. .ii ., Aider A-4204. -..',,a A FRESH SHAKE Adds tone to any man. That's W we are so busy ano there are so many tony people iu t,s town. IS C.nti . To. 8. B. 1.VNOII. Si. Helero, Otrg" ai. rice".