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D?niKo i010' STam Lau"drv Co-Operative Creamery, Fishing Industry, Municipal Water Plant, Columbia Highway, Rail and Water Transportation. Greatest River on the J S ?ctnc "ht"' L,ve wire Commercial Club, Improvement Co., Columbia County Fair, Mild Climate, The Best Soil, Choice Fruit Land, Prettiest Scenery, Four City Parks HELENS ATTRACTIONS MONTHLY PAY ROLL $60,000.00 L if NS ? OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY . JME XXXV. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1916 NO. 12 D LOCAL ACHERS' INSTITUTE EST aonful Meeting Nlxty Teach. DC ? wn In Attendance " Tlia third local Institute for Colum ns county for tlila year was held In r Hu'.ons In the High School bulld l, on March 4. It proved to bo one itlis best local Institutes ever held tthe eounty; much IntereBt was uiir ted from first to last. More Mi O teachers were present and )k rt In the discussions. Those oods' tc! : : who presented tho vartouit a for discussion, acquitted in;., '.tea In a Tory creditable nan f. The teachers of Columbia V ' we among the nioiit live and live teuchera of the state, and s i Tly doing things, and are a "r-0.t t theuiHelves and to their pro' iu" i. Af. r a few announcements by J. 11 A" i, County Superintendent, d i ae songs In which everyone rt, the St. Helens High School gave a number which was nlauded, and the boys re- (a. III I I with a second number which Joyed by the audience. V.4 Purcell, principal of the tm school, was the first speak . he day, his subject, being t and Manners." Mr. Purcell Jzed the need of definite In jn In character building in the e - schools character building M only In Its relation to school life, It a'.JO In its larger sense. Every lqhool In the state of Illnols Is re llrel to give Instruction in this mout Ir-rtant subject. Unless a teacher in I ok back over her year's work 1 that she has made better boys :ls ot her pupils, she Is a fall- I &. Dunton of the Warron V 1 1 . followed Mr. Purcell with a la: c4 "Professional Courtosy." Mr. Jar.' i dellued professional courtosy ja "r lteness baaed upon kindness." it her should be courtoous to his V; i, to his patrons, to bis superior f."L mid to his fellow teachers; !. ' ould be extremely careful In Is c Hlclsro of anothor teacher. It e- r to seo the good things If we k fr them. N. Q. Marls, a field worker from ,h Ctate Superintendent's office, lice Jd the farm boy and Industrial plub work with rotation to tho farm boy. Mr. Marls declared that we have been robbing tho farm boy, toa'. f htm a misfit In the city, for who of us care to choose a profes sion that Is ridiculed by noarly every n. This largoly due to our teach lo j la the schools; we have idealised eor iierce and profesolonal pursuits, and stlgmatlzod the farm, the great jire 1 basket of the world. More thea one-half ot the land In Oregon Is 1. :rg Idle In the hands ot specula tors. Mr. Marls urged the organlza- tin of Industrial Clubs In schools. la t t ! club work, the teacher's co ilon and Influence are of the it Importance; there is a won- opportunity for a teacher who t vision and Inspiration along lne. Mr. Marls says, "Get Into al school and stay there." A ' tr's greatest opportunity Is In ( iral school. The fundamental 1 i ot the Industrial Club Is to the boys to find themselves; to ' heir sphere In life. e McCord, principal of the C iaule school, gave his Idea of iregslve teacher. The attitude ' I teacher toward the community, nallty and Individuality muBt ' Into the make-up ot thorough .ration. Keep up. Attend sum- school. Mr. McCord said that ould like to see 25 teachers Columbia county at the Unlver- f Oregon this summer. M Ethel Matthews ot the Houl chool, gave a demonstration in er writing in the first and sec iradoB, first giving a short talk methods. Miss Matthews said ler should be written in all the s. Movement should be devel first. Tho demonstration given las Matthew's pupils was greatly ed by many onlookers, who were t given an opportunity to see what 1 results can be obtained from the t grades under the Instruction a able teacher. ie Warren sohool, undor the In (Continued on page :!;, INJURED IN RAILROAD WRECK Hrrious Injury in Wreck Near Cliitw- kunle Engineer Severson, who drove the wontbound North Dank freight, In not expected to live as a result of Injuring received in Jumping from his engine near I'alm station, west of Clatakanlo about 10 o'clock Friday night. - Ills right arm was amputat ed by the wheelH, and It Is believed his skull Is fractured. He was tuken to Portland on a special train A small slldo ot Iooho earth from the Columbia Highway had covered the tracks at tho point mentioned as Soverson's train was approaching the place that night. Upon seeing the slide ho reversed his engine and Jumped from the cab. lie alighted on a rocky roadbed. Klroman Stoops remained in the cub and was uninjured, as the train pushed through the soft slldo until chocked by the reversal of the power. At this stage a somewhut larger slide took pluco, Imprisoning the train. Although the work of clearing away the debris and releasing the train was pushed, pnssonger trains nearly all day wore forced to effect transfers around the obstruction. OBITUARY. Ilosa Phillips was born In Howard county, Iowa, September 24, 1876. She died at Portlund, Ore., March 4, 1916, aged 39 years 6 months and 10 days. At the age of 3 years, she, with her parents, moved to Kansas, where they lived for 12 years; from there they came to Drldal Veil, Ore. At the age of 17 she was married to Frank DoVroy. To this union three children were born, Barbara, Frank and Ilasll, all of whom are liv ing. Seven years ago she was married to John Stricklewich, with whom she moved to St. Helens about three year? ago, and who also survives her. She was a loyal member of the M B. church of this place, where she was usually found In attendance unlil sickness prevented. She had been a constant sufferer for some time and Feb. 20 was taken to St. Vincents hospital, whore she underwent an operation, and where she died. She leaves to mourn her loss, be- sidos those alreaddy mentioned, five sisters, Mrs. Fred Noludy of St. Hel ens, Mrs. Jennie Illnckwood of Ever ett, Wash., Mrs. Virgil Amend of Drldal Veil, Ore., Mrs. Frank Howard and Mrs. John Ceachy ot Corvallts, Ore., and many friends. Her body was brought to St. Hel ens Sunday evening and taken to the undertaking parlors of E. A. Ross. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M. E. church. Interment was In the I. O. O. F. ccmotery at Warren. LOCAL MAN INVENTOR N. II. Kinney has per foe tod an ar rangement which gives promise of being very profitable to him. He has already appid for a patent. The article 1b a ball bearing lever and rod to connect on twin engines or shot gun feeds which control the valves on log carriages. Mr. Kinney's long experience In saw mills gave him the idea and he Is certain he has a useful appliance which will Increase the output of a mill. This has been In dlcated by letters he has received from the several large mills, who are giving the lever a trial. With the apparent success of the Invention and many mills resuming operations, It seems that Mr. Kinney ft as a good thing In sight. WILL CELEBRATE The Flremon, at their Inst regular meeting, decided to celebrate the Fourth of July, and have already taken steps to initiate the movement This organization is composed of live wires and they will give us one of the greatest celebrations held in this city for years. There Is nothing like taking tho bull by tho horns. The eagle will sail pretty high in St Helens that day. NEW BOOKS ADDED TO CITY LIBRARY Donation of Fifty llooks by the IjiUj Mih. FuniHwortli Our library your library do you realize It is your library? There has been un erroneous Idea afloat that it was the Woman's Club library. The club certulnly has tho distinction of organizing the same, but it Is for the benefit of the general public. Tliero are at present nearly 200 books in the library. Sixty of these are loaned by the state library oth ers are loaned by friends ot the li brary and several have bceu donated. An averago of ninety are out at a time. The club has purchased about 20 books of tho later Action, which aro rented at Gc per week. The money from those Is used to buy still more books. There are being added some of Stevenson's works and also tho Harv ard Classics Junior library, as well as soma of Hiley's poems. These books are free, ao it is such books we wish to got into the homes. The library has Just been peresent ed about SO books from the library of the lute Mrs. Farnsworth. These includo George Eliot's works. Coop er's and sevoral other good authors. These will soon be placed In the li brary, making 250 books. E. A. Robs has very kindly loaned a place for the library and we are all much indebted to him, but the li brary has almost outgrown its quar ters and now comes the question, what can be done toward a perma nent public library. Has any one a solution, or will some ot the public spirited citizens help to make this possible? As soon as a place is pro vided the library will be turned over to the city and I am sure the interest of the club will not flag in the mat ter of getting books for the same. NEW STEAMER City ot St. Helens probably will be tho name chosen for the second McCormick steamer under construc tion at the St. Helens shipyards, ac cording to J. H. Price, manager of the shipbuilding company, who was In Portland this morning. Her keel has been laid and the framework Is well along. She will have capacity for handling 2,100,000 feet of lum ber, 100,000 feet more that the City of Portland, nearing completion at tho same yards and which will be ready to launch in about three weeks. Walter Wrlghtson, of Mobile, Ala., who Is having a lumber carrier built at the same yards for service out of Mobile for ports in the West Indies, accompanied Mr. Price to the city. Mr. Wrlghtson has been down to St. Helens to see how the work is pro gressing on his vessol. She is to be a three-masted schooner, equipped with auxiliary power, and will be capable ot handling 600,000 feet of lumber at a trip. Sho will be 166 foet long, 35 foot In the beam and 13 foet depth of hold. Her con struction has been under way for the last two monthB. In three months more she is expected to ready to leave for Mobile. Announcement Is made that Cap tain Johnson, now on the steamer Klamath, will be master ot tho City of Portland. Saturday Telegram. SAFETY FIRST The question ot regulating moving picture theatres has been brought up several times in St. Helens, but to date nothing has been done other wise, than providing license foes for the operation of shows. Places of public gathering, such as theatres, should be regulated for tho protection of the public, the women and children who attend and also for the property owners as well. Prac tically every city ot any Blze has codes or ordinances covering places of public gathering and St. Helens should not be backward in enacting such regulations. The Beating arrangements, the cislcs, tho exits, should be considered as well as the building itself. Build ings in which theatres are operated and adjoining buildings should bo covered by regulations. This is tho period of "Safety First," and this Bhould be applied before a calamity does occur. WILL INSTALL AN ICE PLANT St. Helens C'o-0erative Creamery to Manufacture Ice and Ire Cream The stockholders of the St. Helens Co-Operative Creamery Association met in the office of the creamery Saturday. There were about 40 members present. The matter of installing a plant for the manufacture of Ice and Ice cream was the principal question under consideration. It was decided to in stall such a plant and the directors were authorized to proceed with the enterprise. The summary of the business tran sacted was very satisfactory, showing a surplus of about $300.00. The .stockholders expressed their appreciation for the loyal support of the home merchants. This creamery Is still in its in fancy but the number of patrons Is Increasing every week. The creamery buys at the market price, so every dairyman gets full value for every delivery. This creamery is a member of the Portland dairy exchange for the sale of the product of the different co operative creameries of the state, which will Insure a ready market for the surplus. HOW TO TREAT YOUR TOWN Praise it. Improve it. Talk about it. Trade at home, lie public-spirited. Tell ot its business men. Take a home pride in it. Remember it is your home. Tell of its natural advant ages. Trade and Induce othors to trade here. When strangers come to town, use them well. Don't call your best citizens frauds and Impostors. Support your local institu tions that benefit your town. Look ahead ot self when all the town Is to be considered. Holp the public officers do the most good for the most people. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Lester Wellington spent tho week end In Portland visiting friends and relatives. A good timo was enjoyed by all who attended the girlc' literary so ciety last Friday evening. Invites wero Issued to each member ot the boys' literary society and the "taffy pull" after tho program was the drawing card of the evening. Raymond Deavers was visiting friends in Kelso last week end. The regular student body meeting was held Monday and It was moved that the student body award letters to the boys playing bnskotball. Those entitled to letters are the following J Lester Wellington, Raymond Deavers, Dale Perry, Roy Laws, Walter Zy-. sett and Ray Brouse. This seems to be test week with most students. That accounts for the distorted countenances. Ray Brouse, a sophomore, has left us, having gone to St. Johns. This takes a good athlete from our track squad. Spelling is gradually being reduced to a scientific basis. There were ten perfect manuscripts this morning. This beats Dr. Meyer's tost. It has been resolved that the Uni ted States should forfeit all claims to tho Philippine Islands. Seems like congres has approved of this resolu tion. EXPRESS OFFICE HERE St. Helens Is to have an express office located right down town, which will be ot great convenience to the public. The American Express com pany has oponed an office here and Franjc Wilklns will be agent, con ducting the business from his present office on the Sheldon dock. SECOND COUNT IN THE PIANO CONTEST lidader Show Increased Gain Any body's Piano Yet The ballot box in the piano contest was opened for the last time before the final count and the standing of each contestant are published for the last time, showing Just how much need be done for tho last lap of in the exciting race. Miss Marie Dixon increased her lead and now has a good margin, with Miss Neona Chittlm holding second place and Miss Elsie Kallberg, third. Both Miss Kallberg and Miss Irene Cooley are being supported and must bo recognized as prospective piano winners with the rest. It has been intimated that voting would in dicate that sonio of the contestants are holding up reservo votes and will poll these at the last, but this Is not a fact. The ballot box is again closed for the last count and with fairness to all wo wish to instruct all voters that it is optional how the subscribers are turned in. Any one may bring the namo to the editor and receive the tickets, or it is the privilege ot the voter to deposit the names of the subecribers with the money in the ballot box and when this is opened by the Judges, the proper vote will then and there be credited to the party mentioned within. This insures absolute secrecy and is fair to all. Our further advice is to plan your campaign well and let no one know what you are about. The standing Is as follows, and is a correct list up to the present time: Marie Dixon, St. Helens 57,800 Neona Chittlm, St. Helens. . . .34,350 Inez Cooley, St. Helens 17,275 Elsie Kallberg, Warren .16,175 Edna Harris, St. Helens. . . . ; 1,100 Mildred Allen, St. Helens.... 1,175 No candidate listed not having more than her nomination, or 1000 votes. Vote approved and counted by B. F. OBter, H. O. Strom and P. I. Plummer. MUST REGISTER IF YOU WANT TO VOTE County Clerk Quotes the Law for Prlmury Elections Editor of the Mist: Dear Sir In reply to your inquiry as to whether or not an elector must be registered to enable him to vote at the primary election, I respect fully refer you to Section 3363 of L. O. L., which is as follows: "No person who is not a qualified elector and a registered member of a party making its nominations under the provisions of this law shall be qualified to Join in signing any pe tition for nomination, or to vote at said primary nominating election, and no person shall be qualified to sign any nominating petition of any other political party for the primary nominating election than that with which he is registered as a member. But this shall not be construed to prevent any registered member of any party from signing a petition for the nomination of any independent or nonpartisan candidate after the primary nominating election, nor shall it be construed to prevent any qualified elector from signing peti tions for more than one candidate for the same office on ono party ticket. Respectfully, A. F. BARNETT, County Clerk. M. E. AID SOCIETY The M. E. Ladies' Aid Society met at the home of the president, Mrs. H. E. LaBare, Tuesday afternoon and made final arrangements for an ex perience social for March 31, 1916. Each person is to bring one dollar and give her or his experience in earning it. Refreshments and a good program will also be given. MARRIED. Elmer J. Gustafson and Miss Rose M. Anllker ot Goble, were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage In the presence of relatives on Feb. 29. 1916. at 3:30 p. m. They were beautifully dresBed for the occasion. Their future home will be at Goble CITY COUNCIL HOLDS BUSY SESSION Building Permits, Sewer Construe tion and Other Improvements The city attorney brought up the question of the extension ot the Bewer known as Dillard's lake to the small lake in front of the Wash. Muckle house in block 57. The mat ter was referred to the street com mittee. The question of repairing the sewer from in front of the Morgus building and emptying under the K. of P. hall, was taken up and dis cussed. On motion the street and alley committee was authorized to have it repaired immediately. The matter of an anchor for the phone pole in West St. Helens was referred to N. O. Larrabee. The matter of the removal of the sewer pipe on Willamette street, the recorder was Instructed to write the Kennedy Construction Co. to remove it within 10 days. The city attorney was instructed to prepare and have placed on the bal lot at the next election the question, "Shall the city purchase a fire truck not to exceed in cost the sum of $1500.00?" The following applications tor per mits to erect and alter buildings were read and approved: Ida M. Harris, to alter and repair building on lot 15, block 32. Mrs. C. M. Sandlfur, to remodel dwelling on lot 11, block 18. J. L. Chittlm, to erect private gar age. J. H. Wellington, to erect porch on dwelling, lot 22, block 19. C. M. Day, to erect chicken house on lot 6, block 27. On motion, Councilman Larrabee was authorized to proceed with the erection of the sidewalk in front ot the premises of Mrs. Thompson in West St. Helens and bill be presented to them and entered on lien docket. The application of Von Gray for permit to erect private garage was granted. Also to Geo. Brinn to alter building on lot 32. City attorney reported ordinance to collect license on pool rooms vague but no doubt good. Councilman Southard reported on sewer under K. of P. hall and that plumber agreed to fix It. Permission was granted to boy scouts to meet In Commercial Club room, but not to interfere with other meetings. Application was made by Mr. Os trander for the use ot the upper hall for the Pacific University glee club. Granted with a charge ot $5.00. Councilman Southard suggested that light be turned off In front of fire department during the day. Re ferred to city marshal. Application of building permit ot A. S. Harrison read and granted. City marshal was instructed to no tify pool halls to tako out license from first day of the year. In the matter ot the construction of the sewer along and through block 20, John Q. Gage objected as now being built. Referred to street com mittee and laid over to next meeting and recorder to notify water board to be present. THREATENED TO KILL Mrs. Alice Woodward was arrested on the complaint of her husband, J. T. Woodward, and was arraigned be fore Justice Philip last Friday. Ac cording to the complaint she threat ened to kill him and "scatter his brains over the premises." She was bound over to appear before the grand Jury, but was released on her own recognizance. According to the evidence the trouble resulted over the husband's application for divorce. The parties reside in the Yankton neighborhood. NEW YANKTON FARMER Paul Paulson, a dairyman of Stevenson, Washington, arrived with a car load of stock and household goods and the car was taken to Yankton crossing on the St. Helens Lumber Co.'s logging road, where Mr. Paulson has purchased a tract of land from the company In the logged-oft unit. There are eleven people In Mr. Paulson's family, sis ot which are of school age.