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Two Big Sawmills, Shipbuilding Plant, Creosote Preserving Plant, Two Stone Quarries,
Fruit Canning Factory, Steam Laundry, Co-Operative Creamery, Fishing Industry, Municipal Water Plant, Columbia Highway, Rail and Water Transportation. Greatest River on the Continent, Electric Lights, Live Wire Commercial Club, Improvement Co., Columbia County Fair, Mild Climate, The Best Soil, Choice Fruit Land, Prettiest Scenery, Four City Parks. ST. HELENS MUCINS MONTHLY M ROLL $60,000.00 , A j '' . yf if ' ax OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1916 NO. 6 I I . I I X V I I 1 I X X. I . I II I r II r a .mm w CONIES GROWING CREATES ENTHUSIASM Many Young Indira Have Already Ouniiimiml Work In Content NOMINATIONS Ixils Clear, 8t. llulon. Dorothy John. Kt. I IuIhiih. lues Barber, HI. Helens. Gladys AHliby, Ht. Helen. Mildred Alien, St. Helous. Maria Ulxun, St. Helens. Mm. E. K. Dill. St. Helens. Edrlo i-u Hare, St. Helen. Mrs. Earl Hard, Huulton. Ethel Drew, St. Melons. Edna Uarlman, St. Helens. Ella lluttan, St. Melons. Gladys llolibs, 81. llelons. Adulla Link, St. lluliins. Fay Lynch, St. Helens. Edna Harris, St. Helens, lllena Paulson, St. Helens. Iteth Perry, Houltun. Elsie Kullberg, Warren. Slbol Burgess, St. Helens. Edith Clark, Huulton. Helen White, lloulton. Juanlta Moflltt, lloulton. Maggie Sponco, Houltou. Nellie Dunne, lloulton. Dolllo Cooley, St. Helens. Fannie Cooper, Warren. Florence l.ariun, Yankton. Morrella lllack, St. Helens. Maud Harrison, St. Helens. Nadlne Nuce, St. Helens. MIhs Morley, lloulton. Nooma Clilttlm, St. Helens. Judging from the Interest that lias been tttanifoBtod In the groat prize voting content so far thore Is going to be a great scramblo for the $10 In gold to bo given to tho contestants having the largest number of votes on Fob. 9. Tho Bpecial prize is worth winning and the contestants realise the fact. Tho contest Is an assured fact," There has never beenactH"WflC In thlRjocuUjKwIiCTe more or better prizes have been offered or a more strict adherence to justice and equity to all participants. The Mist doslres to emphasize the point that every contestant will bo afforded an ab- ... -1 . . , uiuiuiy luir uoai. The names of tho Judges will be announced soon. Hear in mind the merchants who are giving coupons with every dollar cash purchase: Noah's Ark, Von A. Gray, A. T. Klblan, Jus. Mucklo A Son, Illlllanu & Hall Co., E. A. Hobs, II. Morgus & Son, A. J. Doming. When you trado at those stores be uro and ask for coupons. Every one little piece of cardboard bearing 25 votes may win some friends of yours the beautiful Obermeyer & Sons pi ano. - J Get your friends to subscribe for tho Mist. For each one yoar now : subscriber you will receive 600 votes; renewals for one year, COO. For d..Ii a 1. 1. t I . I .. .. lAA on.,., uiiv eur uhvh BUUBuriHluu iv votes. -, Thore Is already a large list of contestants but thore Is opportunity to nominate others. Fill out the nominating blank and Bond It to this olllco. Also cut out the vote coupon and oast it for your fuvorlte. In order that every contestant may fully understand the votes during the con test, the Mist wishes to state that the . contestant having the largest number of votes during the contest will be warned tne piano as first prize; the one having the next largest number of votes will have the first of the other prizes, and so on until all the prizes have been distributed. Use the free coupon In this Usue. ; If you Know of any lady who has not been nominated whom you think would make a good race, use the nominating blank In this tssuo and ; tend her name to this office, or bring It-In porson and It will be entered. : it matters not If she be slnglo or , .married. This Is a popular voting contest, not necessarily a young lady '" Vntlnv AAtiiAur DmJ a. I a i AN OLD FLAG "Old itr" One Hundred Old Yearn S. E. Smith presented tho city of St. Helens with a Hag that Is worthy a place In the mllltury archives of tho United Slates. The nag lius henn liundud down In tho Smith family from generations and It Ih known to ho over 100 years old. It Ih faded and torn, with bullet holes and other evidence of war. It was In tho battle of Hull Hun and also in tho hlntorlc buttle of Gettysburg. It was used In tho 100th reglmeut Indiana volunteers. It measure night by fifteen feet, with the standard number of strlpcH and 38 star, representing tho num ber of states in tho union when the Hag was mude. W'hllo It was proKcnted to the city, it has not yet been formally accepted. No doubt Muyor Morton will provide somo function for Its formal accept ance. It is a valuuble historic emb lem, valuable beyond dollars, and deserves a patriotic and public ex pression of Its real hlHtorlc worth. It will be placed In the vault of the city recorder's olllco, where It will be safe from fire, and what Is cuul)y as dungorous, souvenir fiends. COLUMBIA THEATRE CHANGES HAND II. O. Strom of I'ortlnnd, informs us that the Columbia Theatre of this city bus been tuken over by himself and others and will bo opened by the new owners next ThurBdny evening, February 3rd, 1916. Not only will there bo a change in owners, but a new policy will be Inaugurated, the theatre allowing every night In the week Htid uIho Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The name of tho theatre will also bo changed, "The Strand" being the new name. Tho program will be changed four times every week, on 8unday, Ypsduy, Thursday and Saturday, and the admission will be S and 10 cents for every perform ance. The chug, chug, of the englno will be dispensed with and there will be music at every evening performance. Taking it all In all, we bellevo the pooplo in St. Helena and vicinity will notice a vast Improvement, not only In tho quality of the pictures bIiowii, but also in their willingness and pur- poso In trying to please tho public. On the opening night they will pre sent Gertrudo McCoy In the great four-act traglo feature, "Juno Frl day." There will also be shown llllllo Reeves, tho comedian, in "An Artful Artist." Good shows will be appreciated by the people of St. Helens, and from what Information we have, good pict ures will be shown. DINNER PARTY Mr. and Mrs. II. M. Allen entor tttined Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Richard Cox with dinner party. The event was the anniversary of Mr. Allen's birth The table was beautiful with a center piece of red carnations and ferns. The guests present were Mr. and Mrs. W. Q. Mucklo, Washington Muokle Mrs. Richard Cox, Al Mohr, Reese Hall and Miss Lois Clear. regulations on anothor page and govern yourself accordingly. Some one Is going to receivo these prizes and you can help decido who it "will bo. . The first count In the contost will be on Wednesday, February 9, at which time $10 In gold will bo award ed to the contestant receiving the largest number of votes. Many frlonds of the young ladies of St. Helena and vicinity linve nom Inated 'their favorites already and above will be found the complete list of names that , have .been nominated to date. These contestants, now that they have been nominated by their many friends, oro privileged to start In the Popular Ladies' Voting Con test immedlutoly. Remember there Is a great deal'of fact In the little saying, "The early bird catchos the first worm." 'An early start will help a great deal. ST. HELENS LUMBER CO. AND ALLIED PLANTS The Tlnibermau of Portland, has the following sketch of the McCor mlck Interests In this place: Tho ('has. R. McCormlck interests of Hun FranclHco, have Installed, dur ing the past few years, enterprises at St. Helens, Ore., which in importance and variety rank high among tho operations on tho Columbia and Wll lumetto rivers. The company operates two saw- milla, tho St. Helens Lumber Co. and the Columbia County Lumber Co., the combined cut of which approx imated 82,500,000 feet during 1915, this being the record cut of the Port- und and Columbia river districts for tho year. In addition to the two mills which are under the active man agement of II. F. McCormlck, the company has the St. llelons Creosot- lug Co. and the St. Helens Shipbuild ing Co., the former under the man agement of V. H. Wiggins with offi ces at Portland and the hitter in charge of J. II. Price, a well known anu capable shipbuilder who for a number of years owned the Price shipyards ut Prosper, Ore. A logging camp with eight miles of railroad is operated in connection with tho sawmills, with Del mar Mas ten In charge. This camp has been running Blnce September, logging about 3.000,000 feet monthly. Tho St. Helens CreoBotlng Co. has done a good business during 1915 and Is ready for a busy year In 1916. Tho St. Helens Shipbuilding Co. bus under, construction thrco scows 96 ft. by 2 8 ft. by 6 ft. 8 Inches, for the Columbia Contract Co. of Port land. Tho Chns. K. McCormlck C'o.'s fleet now consists of ten steamers and one schooner. The vessels are the steamers Klumath, Willamette, Mult nomah, Celllo, Wapama, YoHemite, San Ramon, J. II. Stetson, Temple E. Dorr, Nehalcm and the .rchooner Forest Home. Each boat Is operated by a separate company of which Chus. It. McCormlck is the head. Manager H. F. McCormlck has gathered around him a group of loyal and able assistants. S. C. Morton, auditor of the St. Helens Lumber Co., is also mayor of the city. C. C. Cas- satt is a valuable man in the sales end of the business. C. II. Mann is bookkeeper for the St. Helens Ship building Co. and has olllces at the yurds on Sauvtcs Island. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. Tuesday evening one of the fastest bnsketbnll games of the season was played in tho Sunset gymnasium, bo tween the S. H. II. S. and f ranklin H. S. Tho scoro was 16 to 18 In favor of the luttor with only one more minute to play, when our boys showed up their "pep" and ran the score up to 19 to 18 In our favor. Evory member of the team played a good, fust game throughout. The lineup for St. Helens was as follows: forwards, Wellington and Doavers; guards, Zysett and Laws; center, Porry; Droits substituted for Deav- ers In the last part of the last half. We have a new student enrolled In our ranks. Wednosday morning Miss Addlo Adams of Portland, regis tered in the sophomore class and we understand will be an addition to our tennis team noxt spring. Saturday evening our baseball toiun meets Rainier on tho hitter's floor and we hope to scoro a victory over them In return for the defeat we met from their hands a short time ago. LaBt Monday morning all eyes wero attracted to the new program that had beon put on the sideboard during the week end. Some class. Notice to all whom It may concern: All those who aro not good footracers are advlBod to go around by the Congregational church when entering town as the boys aro throwing the snow away from around tho school building, Dud there might bo danger of your , receiving some of this on your structures, as many know from exporionco. Our sub-treshlos aro progressing very well in their classes and are be ginning to act like students, already. WEATHER REPORTS The twelvo inches of the "beautiful snow" hav disappeared and mother earth Is again In evidence. However, Bnow commenced fall ing again Monday evening, and on the following morning the ground was covered to a depth of five Inches. The recent cold spell was a record breaker, that Is to hear the expres sions of the present time. The human mind is very unreliable, es pecially when It comes to the weath er. "Never saw the like Blnce '88," was the universal comment. Well, you have, too. No longer ago than four years, a similar winter was experienced. Jan uary 7, 1912, there was a foot of snow and a sheet of sleet on top. Tho weather was clear and cold. The mill closed. The next day four additional inches of snow fell. The snow was so heavy that the shed over th? planer broke down with a crash breaking pipes, setting the sprink ling business in operation, floodin that part of the mill. The warmth of the Bteam inside the mill caused tons of snow to slide down. The day following the mercury registered 16 auovo. We received the above information from J. Q. Gage, who was employed at the mill at the time and recorded the condition of tho weather and events at the time. OBITUARY. WATK1XS Glen Watklns, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Watklns, was born December 14, 1885, in St. Helens, and died January 19, at his home In this city. He received his education and spent nearly all his life In St. Helens. Glen had a great many friends here and. in the surrounding cities. He is survived by a mother and father. one brother and a nephew, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Watklns, Frederick Wat klus and Kenneth Pratt. The funeral was held from the Congregational church. Rev. J. Fos ter, officiating. ISItOKDKIt Mrs. Ruth Broeder (Ruth Decker) was born December 14, 1S96, In St. Helens, Oregon, and died January 19, In Portland. Mrs. Broeder received her education in St. Helens and lived in this city until six years ago. when she moved to Portland, where she lived until her death. Mrs. Broe der was married April 4, 1915, in Portland, tj Elmer Broeder. The funeral took place in Portland. She is survived by a husband, mother and father, brother, grandmother and two aunts, Elmer Broeder, Mr. and Mrs. L. L, Decker, Harold Deck er, Mrs. Decker, Mrs. Eugene Miles and Miss Maude Decker. SUNSET VICTORIOUS The Sunset basketball team showed its old time superiority last Saturday evening by annexing an easy victory over the C. B. B. C. jun ior alumni, Portland. The final score ended 45 to 16 in our boys' favor. It seemed for awhile that the Sunseters were going to have a real walk away, but the Portland boys came back strong in the second half and held the score about even. It was a much better game than the score indicates, as both teams were up and coming all the time, but the team work of the home club was bound to triumph. Had Clifford, the miniature forward for C. B. B. C. been In form, the score would have been far different. A small crowd witnessed the game, which shows that the Sunset club is not getting tho support they should. They will always assure you of a good game, bo turn out and help them win. This coming Saturday night (29th) a game has been sched uled with the second team from the Multnomah club of Portland. REAL WINTER F. P. Phillips of The Dalles, Bpent several days in this city during the past week. While The Dalles Is only a little over 100 miles up the Columbia from here, they had real winter ' weather during the recent cold spell. Mr. Phillips informs us that tho mercury registered 17 de grees bolow zero, and cattle- were driven across Columbia on the" ice? AS OTHERS SEE US The City of Kt. Helens "Plucks the Grajei" Once again the little city of St. Helens on the Columbia river, steps forth and "plucks the grapes." The shipyards there are making another giant five-masted, motor-power schooner, the building of which will keep dozens of high-priced mechanics at work for the next six months. Already on the ways there sits the City of Portland, almost a mate of the ship Just started and perhaps the largest single deck wooden ship in the world. Thus Is St. Helens showing there is not only a demand for wooden ships on this coast, but also what local capital can do when turned to ward shipbuilding. A short time ago St. Helens got an order to bid in five or six ships. The yards were already full and word was sent back to the Eastern firm that at least two of the contracts would have to be sent to Portland. St. Helens couldn't handle them all. The new motor schooner will be almost 300 feet long, with a beam of 46 feet and a carrying capacity of 2,000,000 feet of timber, or practi cally 3500 tons dead weight. For rapid loading and unloading, the vessel will have four Bteam winches. A report from St. Helens declares that "the shipbuilding company will have to double Its force of work men and make all possible haste to get both vessels out as soon as pos sible, for the freight rates are very high now and vessels very scarce and these two ships are in demand." Coos Bay lias the facilities for building good-Bized Ball and steam schooners, as many good craft that sail the seas give ample evidence. Marsh field Times. LATE NEWS FROM WARREN School reopened Monday. What a beautiful picture the snow makes on trees and fences. Miss Mary Thomas returned Sun day evening for school duties. Mrs. Nelson of Goble, is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Farr. Mr. McKinster, the new black smith, has returned from visiting his family at Goble. Albert Larson is making use of the snow in getting logs from his timber down to the bay. Most of the school children are getting two sleiglirides a day now and some fun between times. Next Tuesday evening will be the last meeting of our Grange before the Pomona meets and the master urges every member to be present. Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Turner of Gresham, have moved onto the Muckle ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Anderson have moved Into their cot tage in St. Helens. Pomona Grange will be held here Feb. 5th. The afternoon meeting will be open to the public. Speakers from the Oregon Agricultural College are expected to be present. There were more -than thirty in at tendance at the Taxpayers' meeting Tuesday evening, including several from St. Helens. The recall was the main subject of discussion. The constitution and by-laws adopted by the county league were adopted here, Officers were elected for the coming year as follows: P. H. Lund, presi dent; C. J. Larson, vice president Oscar Erickson, secretary-treasurer. CHURCHES. Eplseopul Church. There will be a service in Christ Episcopal church next Sunday even ing, Jan. 30, at 7:30. All are wel come. Congregational Churcli, 10 a. m., Bible school; 11 a. m "God's Finger PoBt;" 6:30 p. nv Christian Eendeavor; 7:30 p. m. "Dead Flies" Violin solo by Prof McCoy. Special singing. John Fos ter, Ph. B., B. D., minister. M. E. Church. Thore will be the regular services nt the M. E. church on Sunday. If necessary, oil stoves will be UBed to bring the tomperature up to the com fortable point. Let all members and friends come out. F. N. Sandifur, pastor. A GREAT SHOWING 1915 LUMBER SHIPMENTS Shipments of Bt. Helens Lumber Co. 100,000,000 Feet - The year just closed was consider ed an unfortunate one In the lumber trade, but the shipments from this place during the year 1915, makes a remarkably good showing. The total output of the two plants la in excess of 70,000,000 feet and added to this Is the output of the creosotlng plant and a piling and tie concern which brings the total shipments for the year over 100,000,000 feet board measure. The total shipments for the year were as follows: January, seven ships lumber, 5,000,000 feet; February, nine ships, 6,000,000 feet; March, 18 ships, 7,600,000 feet; April, 16 ships, 6,700,000 feet; May, 15 ships. 6,600,000 feet; June, 10 ships, 4,- 000,000 feet; July, 16 ships, 7,000,- 000 feet; Aug., 11 ships, 8,000,000 feet; September, nine ships, 3,800, 000 feet; Oct., 10 ships, 4,500,000 feet; Nov., 10 ships, 4,800,000 feet; Dec., nine Bhips, 4,600,000 feet. The greater part of this has been. shipped to San Francisco and South' ern California ports for distribution among the mines of Utah and New Mexico, but the following shipments have been made for foreign and At lantic coast delivery: For Peru, one cargo, 900,000 feet; tor Australia, one cargo, 850,000 feet; for London, one cargo, 3,000, 000 feet; for India, one cargo, 3,500, 000 feet; for Mexico, two cargoes, 2,100,000 feet; for Honolulu, two cargoes, 2,050,000 feet; for New York, two cargoes, 2,600,000 feet. With the Increased demand for lumber, it is expected the production of 1916 will add greatly to that of the past year. As an Interesting fact in regard to the pay roll of longshoremen in stow ing the above shipments, it costs from 75c to 81.00 per thousand to load vessels. SAFETY FORUM Upon invitation from the Portland Chamber of Commerce, the St. Hel ens Commercial Club has sent dele gates there to a special meeting call ed Safety Forum and after a banquet short addresses will be made by Mr. Marshall of Oregon Industrial Acci dent Commission on "Conserving Human Energy"; L. C. Gilman, pres. S. P. & S. Ry., "The Value of Human Lifo"; Harvey Wells, State Insurance Commissioner, "The Price of Ineffi ciency". The delegates sent were Mayor S. C. Morton, R. H. Rawson, superintendent Creosotlng plant, and Judge John Philip. " , . WOMAN'S CLUB The St. Helens Woman's Club held a very interesting meeting Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. I. W. Day. The subject for the program was James Whitcomb Riley. Selec tions from Riley's poems were read by several of the ladies. Mrs. Day served chocolate. The club meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 2:30. The sub ject of the next meeting will be Lincoln, roll call to be answered by quotations from Lincoln. A GOOD RECORD The council did not meet Monday evening for the reason that no quor um was present. Recorder Quick in forms us that this is only the second meeting since the election of the pres ent council when a quorum failed to respond. Mighty good record. .' BIRTHS. Born To Mr. and Mr. E. R. Keh ley, of Trenholm, Jan. 20, a daugh ter. . , Born To Mr. and Mrs. Sib Miller of Railroad addition, January 21, a daughter. By wireless It is learned that the schooner Virginia, recently pur chased .by local capital, is ten days out of Sydney and will reach Grays Harbor about March 15, when It will be turned over to the new owners.