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ST. HELENS MIST, FRI DAY, OCTOBER 29. 1915.
FOUNDED 1881. Issued Every Frklajr by THE MIST PUBLISHING CX)MPAXY. 8. U MOOKIIKAD Klitor and Manager Entered aa second-class matter, January 10th, 1912, at the Postofflce at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year ...... $1.50 6U Months 75 Advertising rate made known on application. COUNTY .OFFICIAL PAPER. . WHY NOT A PARENT-TEACHERS AS SOCIATION? St. Helens is keeping right in line along other lines of progress and many of the par ents as well as teachers have expressed a wish to add the above named association to the other branches of civic good, hence it is up to some of those interested in the co-operation of the school and the home to get busy. Whether it is of more benefit to the parent, teacher or pupil is determined by locality, but each should reap some benefit from the band " :ng together of parents and teachers for the betterment of the children thru co-operation of parent and teacher. We read an article in a local paper written by some man or woman ; suppose he or she was a parent, lamenting the lack of politeness in the school children and advocating that the teacher should teach the children manners. That is, for instance, teach Johnny to tip his hat to ladies and Jane to keep her gum out of sight. The teacher does all these things, for teachers of today are models of all sorts of excellence, but they might teach manners 'till the end of time and only have a surface effect upon a child without good breeding. The home must co-operate with the school. One little fellow was taught to say "thank you," and "if you please," in the proper places, and was thought to be such a polite little fellow; one day he was asked if he ever forgot to say "thank you," etc. He replied, "not when I'm here, but I don't say it at home." This is only an instance of one phase of the co-operative system. There are many questions that could be settled and the work of the teacher aug mented by the help of the parent. Then the benefits derived by the parents should in itself appeal to them. Some of them never meet the instructors of their children. They trust their care and teaching to strangers five days of the week, and do not concern themselves about school affairs except-to inquire when something distasteful is done by the child, "Did you learn that at school ?" Par ents are waking up all over this great state of ours to the fact that thev must keeo un with their children" or take a seat in the chimney ' turner ana ue considered a back number. It used to be that boys and girls were sent away to school and college and after finishing their education were ashamed for their friends to meet their old-fashioned father or mother, who had stayed at home and furnished the means. This has passed, and by the mingling of par ents and teachers the parent is enabled to keep in touch with the educational systems and have a broader view of the relative duties of parent and teacher. Also much good might be derived by talks on subjects of interest to both and discussions participated in by the parents It also gives the parents an oppor tunity to get acquainted, being bonded togeth tr by a mutual tie, much can be accomplished ior the social factor of the school. Each association has their own idea of carrying on the work, but to have a strictly Patron and Teachers' association, it has been found more successful to conduct it without the presence of the pupils. In some places the pupils furnish the programs; this is not the object, but the parents and teachers furnish, their own programs and entertainment and when the pupils give entertainments, attend and see what they have accomplished. Some children would be surprised that their parents really knew anything along the new educational lines, but are always proud to have them meet their friends when they do find that father and mother can understand and are with them. Before the child started to school the parent was infalliable "father said so," or "mother said so," settled all dis putes, and in a few weeks the father's or moth er s opinion is questioned should thev chance to differ with teacher. "Teacher sai'tf-so," is then the watch word, and if they are not keep ing up with the procession, they begin to question their own knowledge and let "teach er be the guide, thinking things have changed since they went to school, so leave it to others. hile it is left in good hands, they are left out of it and there is a. gulf between parents and children. So the parents have awakened to these facts and are lining up by co-operation with the instructors of their children for the better welfare of home and school, and con sider at least one meeting a month well worth while for the benefits to be derived from such an association. On the morning of October 30, the gover nor of Oregon will be given a military escort front the St. Francis hotel, San Francisco, to the I .mama Pacific fair grounds. At 12:30 in the afternoon ceremonies will be held at the Oregon building, participated in by Governors Uilhycombe and Johnson, Mayor Rolfe and President Moore. Whatever may be said about the conditions and whoever may be to blame, the fact remains that there is a wide gap between the six cents received for hogs by the farmer and the thirty five cents paid for bacon by the consumer. Who gets the difference? The producer is entitled to an answer and if this can come ihrough legislative halls, it is up to him to see that he has proper representation in those halls. Rural Spirit. IGNOBLE SONG. I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier. I brought him np to be my pride and )oy. Who dares to put a musket on his shoulder, To kill some ether mother's darling boy? The nations ought to arbitrate their quarrels. It's time to put the sword and gun away. There'd be no war today If mothers all would say, "I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier." There is a terrible, triumphant crash about that last line, says the London Spectator, "I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier!" ith a good tune it must be invincible. IUit what are we to say of the political faith behind this verse of captivating ugliness? It is surely an appallingly unforseeing faith, even a mad one. It is the equivalent of faith that has brought China to impotence time after time. Detach ment from brutal military affairs is the mark of the truly civilized man. It is noble in a nation to renounce and scorn every kind of military function when it is exercised with a view to aggression, oppression, or the satisfaction of vainglory or greed, but to maintain an army for the purpose of insisting that the right shall prevail, that the weak shall not be ex ploited, and that quiet people shall enjoy the privilege of Jeing quiet this, in an imperfect world, seems to be a holy enough principle for any right-thinking mother to instill into her darling boy. Let us rewrite the verse for her (since we can not escape it): I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier. I brought him up to hate all row and fuss. But he will put a musket on his shoulder If other people try to bully us! The nations ought to arbitrate their quarrels, It's time to put the sword and gun away. But they will rule the day If they make mothers say. "Well, after all. he's got to be a soldier!" What sort of a home would that be in which the first thought was how to avoid dan ger, how to be a successful shirker in the battle between right and wrong? CLEAN LOT OF BOYS. It is a source of a great deal of pleasure, not only to parents but to the patrons of the school and citizens generally, that our High School football team are gixxl losers and what is still more commendable, that they are gen tlemen. While they met with defeat over at Ridgefield. thev took their medicine like men rnd received the following compliment from the Ridgetield Ketlector: "The St. Helens bovs are a clean lot of fel lows and took their defeat with gol nature. There was not a particle of rag chewing dur ing the contest and the best of feeling existed between the two teams. It is a pleasure to entertain as pleasant a bunch as the St. Helens team and their supporters proved to be. It is stated that the consumption of ice cream in the United States is greater than in all the other countries combined. An 8-months-oId calf was sold at the IIol stein sale at Courtland, X. Y.. l'ridav fur $10,000. The call's sire is King Segis l'ontiac Alcartia. and his dam V.'oodcrcst Peterje Klma. He was bred at Middletown. X. J. Since the beginning of the war 2000 French public school teachers have been killed on the battlefield and S000 have been put out of serv ice, according to statistics given out today by the ministry of public instruction. The num ber of mobilized teachers is 30,000. - Hallowe'en comes on Sunday. This will give Young America three Hallowe'ens, pro vided parental vigilance will permit. Parents who forget that they were young once, are op posed to all kinds of Hallowe'en pranks and festivities. In the name of justice, will the liberating of criminals from the Oregon penitentiary never cease? We were in hopes with the new .'.dministration that the decision of courts would have greater consideration and crimin als would receive their just punishment. Approximately $7000 was cleared by the Oregon state fair this year after paying a debt of $1000 left from last year, according to an announcement made by W. A I Jones, secre tary of the state fair board. The gross receipts, at the fair were about $35,000, and of this amount $21,000 was taken in at the gate. Wed nesday of state fair week, which was Salem day, had the largest gate receipts in the his tory of the fair, approximately $8(XX) being re ceived, which is $300 more than any other day's gate receipts since the fair was instituted. The keel of the $15,000,000 superdread naught California was laid Thursday at the Brooklyn navy vard. The superdreadnaught will be the first large war vessel to be pro pelled entirely by electricity. Secretary Dan iels said electric motors had been thoroughly tested on the collier .Jupiter and a most satis factory type developed. The California is ex pected to be launched within fifteen months and to be placed in commission in about three years. The vessel will be of 32,000 tons dis placement, length 625 feet and beam 97 1-4 feet. She will carry twelve 14-inch guns and twenty-two 5-inch guns, as well as having four submerged torpedo tubes. The editor of the Rainier Review uses un usual language, and we feel like lending a helping hand in its interpretation. He speaks of a citizen who did not expect to draw a pair. Wc suppose he refers to hordes and should have said "pull." Then the man "who sits in the game." Men do not sit when they are out after game, but no doubt the word was used thoughtlessly, as men always walk when after game. Also a "pair of jacks" is mentioned 1 his refer to a stock breeder, but they seldom have more than one jack. "Jack pot" refers to a cooking utensil, which can be found in a hardware store, and is used to cook jack rab bits in. It was the worst mixed item wc have seen lately, but all great men make mistakes occasionally. . W STATF AND COUNTY Vcneta will have a sawmill In the uear future Oregon City hs a new bank, $S0, 000 capital. Sprlngllold city tax will t o less for tho coming year. A milk condenser plant Is talked of for Cottage Grove. Allen & Lewis of Portland, expect to build warehouses In Eugene. It Is rumored that the Smith Pulp mill at Marshfleld will run soon. Halfway Contract awarded for! construction of municipal pipe line. Milwaukee will soon advertise for1, bids for extension of water system ; Heports say a now planing mill 1 Is to be built In lloseburg this winter. All wheat warehouses in 8t. Johns niled to overflowing, first time In 1 years. I Tho Finnish Brotherhood society: of Astoria, will eroct a $10,000 gar-. Sumpter North Pole and Colum-I lla mines now working steadily with good prospects. The largest Carload of apples ever1 sent from Hood Ulver has Just been shipped to Pelrogrnd. The Dalles KM for O. W. It. & N. terminal finished and track laying will begin In a few days. It is expected through train serv ice from Coos Day to Eugene will be given the public May 1, 1918. lluker Dredging operations In Sumpter Valley for mining, requiring capital of (500,000, being planned. The Wlllamutto Valley Electric from Mt. Angel to Portland starts flret train service Suuday, October 17. Wouldn't it bo nice if a few of those steamnhlp companies l'ortlund in after could sail under tho Ameri can flat,'- Tho North Polo initio in the Sump- :er district has 40 men taking out :ud shipping largo quantities of high ;rado ore. Simpson Lumber Co. of North I!end, made tho largest cut on record ;n September for a North llend mill, 1,115.650 feet. Kcports say tliut tho Hill Interests will spend largo sums constructing .additional wharves and enlarging ter minals at Flavcl. Jitney fares have been reduced to six for a quarter. Tho Jitneys might .isxt provide free life Insurance pol- clcs to their patrons. Oregon, California anil Eastern lied articles of incorporation and :lans to construct 400 miles of rnll oad In F.astcrn Oregon. Astoria After a long controversy, ouncil voted unanimously to grant Pacific Power & Light Co. street car franchise on Franklin avenue. Tho true way to help bring pros perity. Is to lighten tho burden of the axpayer and take somo of the .hackles off business and Industry. The S. P. Co. uud tho city of Cor aliis havo agreed upon terms for a satisfactory franchise for the eloc rlc system of the S. P. Co. In that Ity. Oregon City pnsses stringent ordin ance for Jitneys, requiring $5000 l)ond, $50 quarterly llcenso and con tinuous service between 6 a. m. and 10 p. m. The reduced round trip rate of 25c ranted by tho Portland Hallway. Light & Power Co., between Portlund md Vancouver, Is making heavy In roads on the Jitney traffic, especially is the street cars aro nuro comfort iblo in cold weather. wMnnmisnimMimwimwmimi Nereis the Answerfm Webster New International Tiii Uaaam WtisTt F.ry dr In your tnlk and rfnclinf, at lionw. on (lie tv t rir. In ' nil"', alujp and atlMxil yuu Itti'lr quvatlon lliuii. Blur or wxim mm worn, a uirriu ai.n ''What twtkc morttr ti.inl.iir1' You ik Hi I.m'aI Inn n t lrjh Krlrinmot tho Itrotiltll- rc illun of JhJuUu. V Ii-.t Is mklti nalt Dili Now 1 1 cull. in tiKwrra sll kimliof qii.lh.n. In ijwicniU'.lll'tury.lUiinpliy. tuttou, KorvlL'tt V uri'i, Trmlc, AiU sud Bclrurvs. 11 1 SMI UM , 4OO.000 Wards. OOO Illustration. Cast M OO.OOO. 170O racsa. Ttiaimlr rik'tlntiarrwllh tlir an, rfiniMpaaMk rliaf. i lrtu.il s Abuuka of ik't.iua.' Mlaraavtaitlatt On tliln, opniiuo. trtmf, Imli luprr. Wtiul a wlu fii'llotl liitiWIt tlia Mwtimm U'dttalrr In uirln mi llaht and ao ronvrnlret lo sot! liiv nni I inniii..innii. wctclitof lunula tulittou. (avlv la.ti.al On "Irons laxk rmper. Wt KHIia. siMlttsas I Imlin. VTff t faff fl9CiatMft IllMtfftUM, M.lUM lAii Buiu.a UniM 9MERRIAM CO. tariff Md,M. kawniuiwimiiiiMuaiiaumu.1 OR SPECIAL I have purchased the black smith shop formerly owned by B. Thompson, and will now be permanently located. A.L. Robenolt HOULTON, ORE. n Blacksmithing and General Re pair Work. Phone 114. 301 PURE MILK AND CREAM Furniihod Daily by LONE FIR DAIRY Cada Bro.., . Proprietors ST. HI LENS, OREGON. . l'lmnc 107-6. Our riK'llitir ami equipment for handling dairy products enables us to supply the Ixwt (crude of milk und cream, which Is strictly snnltnry. We are anxious to secure more customers and promise Kmm set vice. KntKfiutlim guaranteed In every rcect. DON'T LIKE CALIFORNIA. Tho Homo Cry .o paro MUe Oregon. Vullejo, Cul., Oct. 211. Editor St. Helena Mist: Hlr, See ing a very small Item In tho paper, a rlple tragedy, of Stout and wife und dster, I send stamps for buck num bers of the paper containing the par ticulars. I waB somewhat surprised :o hear of the same. I suppose St. Helens Is very lively at present. It Is quiet hero in Vallojo, although there is a pay roll of 30,000 and up each week. Tho fair seems to draw lllto a mustard plaster. The navy yards are here on Maro Island, about half a mllo across tho channel; thoy ire a grand sight. Thero has not been a drop of rain this full, but It looks llko it today. Blnco I visited St. Helens last September, 1914, I have stopped In several cities In Ne vada and California, yet I havo not seen any place I llko so well as good old Oregon, with n t fauUl, ,,,' fog. I shall romnln here until spring, and then emigrate to some good Poln. Is St. Helens still on the Co lumbia river, or has It been moved to Houlton. This Is some country Tho ladles wear silks to go to a dog fight. Tho feeling that grape Juice Ifl going out of biiBlnoss slnco Oregon went dry, lias caused tho vlneyardlsls to let tons of grapos rot on tho vines Will Oregon die when her boo.o Is cut out? I hope not.' ns I want to como back to that state again. Give our friends our best regards. With all good wishes of prosperity for Bt. Helens, I romaln, yours truly, W. D. WOODROW. LUNCH MASON'S RUTHERFORD BUILDING. Kt. Helens, Oregon. Headquarters for Frank's gustily MKAT thi:ath MT. HOOD ('K CIIKAM High tlrurio CONI'-KCTIOMiiuv C'lflAltM AND TOIIACco I-uiicli at nit hours. Str. IRALDA Rates between St. Helens and Port land, 50 cents one way 75 cents for . the routd trip. Tickets good until used. HoHt leaves St. Helens 7:6.1s, m. Ucttirnlnjr lenves Portland 23 n m Arrive st St Helens 4 -45 n.m. ' r- I. MOOGIIKIRK -OA V .1 H I IAEA UKMni Vi I T . I A. KUSS FUNERAL DIRECTOR B.n.BudlB.LICtNlED.t '' 0, fcitineii Pliont J J "" I;, R. C. K. WADE DR.W. R. rINiiAM 1 DENTIST St. Helens "K- A. CTUckeu "ENTIST ' ""'Hit 11.00, DR. L. GtLHERT Ross PHYSICIAN ft; 0lc Suit UI.I4. DR EDWIN ROSS PHYSICIAN 6 SURCEOH orfirg in hank hi iumso St. Helens . Qmt T. S WHITE FUNERAL DWftTOfi l.ll'KNKU KUIHI.SKI Houlton 0rt.fit: DR. ALFRED J. PEEL PHYSICIAN A SURGEQH St. Helens! Hank HilMillut DR. H. R. CLIFF PHYSICIAN A SURGEON Ittonr Main CCI A I. '.a. Km. lE ""Vu'nI.nTi""' Portland, O..1 Mt llt. W. IIMCK Dlt. NANA II. It LACK Drug. CIHROPUACT0M Oillce Hours: a. m. to II i. 2 p.m. to i p.m., 7:30 to S lips, Bt. Helens, Oregon. HERBERT W. WHITE ATTORNEYATLAW St Helen Oregot M. E. MILLER ATTORNEYATLAW St. Helens - Oregoi ST. HELENS ROUTE USTCT via WillaMila Slows s-H THC PEOPLES BOAT STR. AM ERIC Leave. Portland dally - (Sunday 1:30 p. m.) Arrlvo. St. Helens - - :0H (Sunday 3:30 p. m ) I.oaves Bt. Unions - - :, Arrive. I'ortland - - 10:1' i H. HOLM AN, Ait Mnko. all way landings. Wlmrli Alder street, l'lionos: Mm ' A-4204. FRANK WILKINS, St Ilolenisff A FRESH SHAVE Adds tone to any man. That's why wc arc so busy auo tlicre arc so many tony people in this 2 town. I v 15 Cants a Tons. 8, H. liYNCH. 4 Heleni. Oregon