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ts s -0:- V OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXV ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1916 El l III II II a us m:mm FESTIVAL NUMBERS ENTERTAIN MANY I'Ixiin Now IMnjr Mmlo fr Nt Vear'ii 1'roKritiii, Bo fur a entertainment goes, tlio fMtlval wan success. From a fin ancial hIuik) point It wai not a buc casa as the guarantor hnd to make up e deficiency of about $100. Dad woathcr wn responsible, to a con aldnrahle extent, for the iniall at tendance. The festival opened Fri day afternoon with a lecture by Dr. Hubert Hulcllffn, and I ho Com UK I'luy ert gave a Hhorl akotch from Hliake ipearn. In the evening a full com pany of player presented "Carson of llio North Woodc," and while their actinic waa exceptionally good, a lack of stage sotting detracted to aotne Htrnt from the Intercut. Thli per formance waa not quite worth the price of udmiHaion. Saturday afternoon Dr. Kutcllffe gave unother lecture, "A Task," which wua exceptionally Rood. TIiIm wiu followed by a abort concert of tlio Al Club Quartet. An accident to the electric light plant put the town In dnrknoaa for an hour, and consequently the program waa late Id tuning. Tlio club gavo several lood n u in hern but when they were encored they excused themselves by Haling that they hnd to catch the train fur Portland. The moving pic ture! of Mawaon'a Antarctic expedi tion were very good and Instructive, and made up partially for the brevity of the Ad Club Quartet. The icrand cloning event waa the concert by tlio Chicago ladles' Or chet:trii, and thla number waa the best of the entire program. Each aieiuiier or the company la an artist, and ohliKlngly responded to the many ncon-a. Thla humbor waa the king pin of the ontlro performance and waa wiill worth tlio monoy. The Ellison-While company can niake a f.wllvul go in 8t. Helena pro Tided hoiiio hualnvaa organization taken hold of It and It la not rushed aa they did thla event. The attrac tion they give are cloan and whole mo and will be of bonoflt to the coniniiinlty, but It la noceiwnry to ap ply fomenting that look llko busi ness met IiixIh buforo a cllPUtauqua will he the auoceaa It bIiouIiI bo. Be fore holding anotlior festival, get some IhihIiiokh men belillld the scheme nd have a few dr.ya for preparation. It I not St. Helena' fault that the fcHtivul wna not a succor, but the outcome la due to tho atupldlty of the promoter. Bottor luck next time. OREGON SPORTSMEN WILL GATHER .Local Men Will Attend Meeting and Banquet. The Oregon Bportanten'a League H1 meet Monday, December 4, at the Imperial hotel, Portland. Mat ters of Interest to aportHiunn through out tho Htuto will he dlscuased and lueixlullon which they wUh enacted "111 be puBgod on. After the busi ness meeting they will hold a big hnniiit. All aportumon are invited, no mutter If they do not belong to ny organized club. Several mem ler or tho St. Helena Hod and Gun fluh Imve atgnlfled their Intention of attending. YOUNG MAN KILLED IN LOGGING CAMP At the logging camp of the Uriim all Timber Company, on the Kerry railroad, Ilultaa Sogura, a Spaniard, Red 20 yeura. waa Instantly killed hist 1'rlday morning when he fell be tween the two druma of the donkey engine which ho waa firing. The engineer saw the accident but could not atop the drums In time to nave the man's life. Deceased had been working for the company tor only a short while, hav l'"K come from Carroll's Point, Wash., "re his fnthor lives. t'oronor White was called and hastened to the scene. He deemed "n Inquest unnecessary, but brought the mangled body to St. HeleiiB. It " happened that the yong man's father was visiting a friend In St. Helen, and Mr. White located him and broke the sad news to him. The body was Interred In the Warren cemetery Monday afternoon. STOCKHOLDERS OF CREAMERY WILL MEET Htnle lluiry ConiinlKNloiirr Mlrkleand nthern Will Muke AildrnwrN. The first annual get-together meet- ing of the St. Helena Co-operative Croumery Association will bo held here tomorrow morning. At 10:00 o'clock tho stockholders and their families will gather in Guild hull and hold an Informal reception. At noon lunch will be served, after which headquarters will be moved to the city hall. The exercises there will begin at 2 o'clock. Kit her Professor Kilts or Professor Simpson, of the Oregon Agricultural College, dulr) department, will bo present and lec ture on mutters of Interest to dulry inen. J. 1). Mickle, stuta dairy coin uilHnloner, and O. K. Frobcrt, mana ger of the Portland Dairymen's Ex change, will :.lso deliver addresses. It is also planned to have the War re n tinnit to furnish music for the occasion. President Tarbell exlt-nds a cordial invltntlon to all consumers of "St. Helens Itest" butter to uttend tho afternoon scr.alon, and 11. C. Jacobsen, In charge of the creamery, states he will keep open house should anyone wish to inspect tho creamery and its sanitary methods. The St. Helens creamery sturted operations In December, 1915. and each mouth has shown an Increase In their production, except, of course, In tho full end winter months, when many of tho cows are dry. It has dis tributed thousands of dollars among the farmers in the neighborhood and has been much or a factor iu the business life of St. Helens. It U now on a paying liasls and one leuture oi the get-together meeting will be the monthly distribution of the cream chocks. Tho officers of the association are: President A. It. Tarbell. Secrelury 1. C. Jacobsen Directors T. llrown, V. II. Adani- and K. V. Larson. Tho president end secrelury are also directors, and the creamery Is In charge of 11. C. Jucobten, tho man who Is responsible for "St. Helens Host" butttfr. The following Is the butter out put by months since tho beginning of operations: Pounds. December, 1915 4.SG0 January. 1916 6.000 February 6.200 March April 9.0SS May H.698 June 11.98" July 12.126 August 10.330 September 8.131 October 7.688 November 7,164 Total 104.840 The amount of money distributed to the furmers who liavo nrougiu cronm to the creumery Is given be low and shows that from the small sum of $1,300 to begin with the amount lias run as high as $3,280 for a single month. December. 1916 !. January. 1916 1 February '"Mi March l'"M5 Anril 2,081.03 May. I.! 3.110.07 June !!!" Jyy 6f lOl.O August 3,280.16 Rmitnmlier 3,069.85 October ?'???? November i.mi.oo Total $27,843.76 Tl.o utntmnnntM show a total of 104,840 pounds of butter have been nut out and $27,84376 paid for cream. The St. Helons Creamery Association is a distinct success, and with the pntronnge of the entire town It will grow and continue to he a big benefit to the town and country surrounding. CIRCUIT COURT IN LAST SESSION OF YEAR Circuit court adjournod Monday aftornoon after a woek's session. The ft ensn tried was the case Ol Noyes- tiii.nH Lumber Company vs. the i oiaaI, rmiinuny. ine ,-uc.io a,. - ---',. fuss s over a ngiu oi , There will be no further sessions of H o court for Columbia county dur- ig tl U year as his honor has set January 8 1917, as tho next date when I will convene court In St. olens IMPORTANT MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL New Marshal Appoints! and Koutlne Matters Disposal Of. The minutes of Recorder E. E. Quick or the meeting of the city council are as follows: St. Helens, Ore., Nov. 27, 1916. Tho city council met on the above dale, In the city hall, St. Helens, Ore gon, In regular session. Present: S v.:. Morton, mayor; W. Muckle, E. I. Ilallagh, T. 8. White, J. W. Allen, couiicilmen; E. E. Quick, recorder; II. J. Southard, marshal; J. W. Day, ittorney. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read, and after slight :orrectlon approved. Tlio mayor reported that the roof of the city hall was leaking and that he had employed It. I. Williams o tlx the same, which action was ap proved by tho city council. Councilman Muckle reported that lie had been informed by H. Morgus that about 16,000 atone blocks had been removed from the city quarry; ilso that John Philip had made or taken from the Bald quarry some dlone blocks, and as It had been here tofore decided by the council that the sum of $2 per thousand be col lected from all parties, tho recorder was Instructed to notify the parties to pay up. A communication was received from F. L. Smith, In reply to the let ter addressed to him by the city re corder relative to the payment of the expenses of the Are department of the city at tho fire on October 18, 1916, of his barn at Scappoose, Oregon. The same was referred to Council man Iiallagh to examine and report i hereon. . Au application was received from George Potter, asking to be appoint ed city marshal of St. Helens, Ore- gou. The same wna discussed at somo length, and tho mayor nomi nated George Potter city marshel. ind the said nomination was con firmed by the city council by the fol lowing vote: Muckle, no; Allen, White, Ilallugh, yes, with the under standing that Ills salary be fixed at $l0 per month, and that he furnish i isood and sufficient bond therefor. Tho salary of deputy marshal at West St. Helens was reduced from $20 per month to $10 per month. In the matter of the city budget, ,i motion was made and carried that tho action of tho city council of No vember 14, 1916. wherein a levy of 12 mills was voted for city purposes was made, be reclnded, as there was at said time not a full attendance of members of the city council, and that at this time there was a full attend ance. Tho budget vas then discussed at some length, and on motion made and carried. The same was ordered printed as by law required. W. L. Nicholas being present, he askod the council for free use of tho city hall for tiie purpose of hold ing a meeting of the poultry associa tion and have an exhibit of poultry on December 27, 28 and 29, of this year. The same was discussed and tnken under advisement, with tho understanding that he would be noti fied of the action of the city council in tho matter. No further business appearing, on motion made Bnd carried, the meet ing adjournod. CONFERENCE OF OLDER BOYS AT CORVALLIS Several Iloys rrom St. Attendance. Helens in The elevonth Older Boys' Confer once Is now In session at Corvallls. The conference Is somewhat on tho Y. M. C. A. Hits and the boys and men meet to discuss matters of gen eral Interest and formulate plans which will be of benefit to the rising generation. The last session of tho conference was at Salom. The fol lowing delegates from St. Helens left this morning to attend the confer- ence: uewey diihi". i .. Leflter ke, Rox -. ,,.., Miller. Caly Btonwood Ivar Welln- der. B.ll.o Dodd and Lawrence Davles. The boys expect to return Monday and have promised to give the Mist a full account of the pro- ceodlngs of the conference. ST. HELENS SCHOOLS SHOW GOOD GROWTH CIoho to ntM) Pupils Now- Knrolled In Two Schools. A statement made by Superinten dent Il.'.ker and submitted to the ohool directors shows that 495 pu dls are now attending school In St. 'inlens and West St. Helens. Both ichools are overcrowded, and It is ihsolutely necessary to have at least two more teachers. The average oi,t per pupil In Oregon is $50 per ear and, as a school director In foimed the Mist, If 20 per cent of he pupils have to be put back a ear on account of the teacher not tiuvlng time to give the necessary nstructlon, It would be fur more ex tensive than If the school district em ployed an adequate corps of teach nrs. .. The attendance In the city schools is as follows: Mrltride Keliool West St. Helens Grade. No. Pupils First 34 Second 16 Third and Fourth 42 Fifth and Sixth 35 Seventh and Eighth 26 Total 152 Ht. Helens School. Grade. No. Pupils First . , Second Third Fourth Fifth ., Sixth . . 41 ,: 34 39 32 32 33 Seventh and Eighth 46 Total 267 High School 86 Total school attendance 495 SCHOOL STUDENTS ISSUE A PAPER A Four Column, Four Page, llreezy Monthly Phkt. The high school students have en tered the journalistic field and this week published the S. H. H. S. News, which Is well gotten up and ably edited. While a direct competitor of the Mist, we cannot but wish the News all the luck n the world and hope their venture will he successful from every standpoint. The sub scription price Is 60 cents per year, and tho paper Is worth twice that much. It subsequent numbers are as good as the initial one, the S. H. II. S. News will gain popularity and a big circulation. SINKING FUND IS PLACED IN BANK County Treasurer Places Deposits to Tako I'p Bonds. County Treasurer Hunt today de posited In the banks of Columbia county $24,000, which is the Initial payment for the purpose of taking up the bonds issued for tho construe' lion of the Columbia Highway. The amount was distributed as follows: Columbia County Bunk $11,000 Clatskanle Bank 6,000 Scappoose Bank 3,850 Kainler Bunk i.itiu The deposits were based, accord Ing to Treasurer Hunt, on the capl tnl stock of the several banks, and each bank will pay to the county per cent per annum Interest on the amounts deposited. Moreover, all of tho banks have been required to put up a bond of 10 per cent more than tho deposit to Insure the safoty of such deposits. The $24,000 Tnrluded the $12,000 from last year which was not deposited, and the funds raised for this year, and the county treas urer thinks that by applying the In terest on the payment of the bonds that In n few years qutto a sum will bo available for this purpose. The first lot of bonds fall duo April 1, 1919, (Mid $60,000 of the $360,000 Issued must be taken up at that time. WILL PUBLISH BUDGET NEXT ISSUE On account of It being Impossible to obtain tho list of outstanding war rants and other Information neces sary In the publication of the county budget, the Mist this week is unable to glvo its readers tho detailed Infor mation. Judge Hattan promises that tho stntnment will be roady for our issue of December 8. LIBRARY LADIES ENTERTAIN FRIENDS Many Accept Howpltallty of Woman's (lull at Meeting- The Woman's Club entertained about 100 of Its friends at the li brary rooms Thursday evening, the 23rd Instant. The library was taste fully decorated with ferns and over- greens, and borrowed rugs and furni ture made the room much more at tractive. Mrs. Baker, the president of tho club, in a few well chosen re marks, introduced Mrs. J. W. Day, who read a history of tho club. Ad dresses were made by the mayor, Rev. Hlsey, Prof. Baker and Prof. Knight, and a violin solo by Mrs. Frank .George was heartily encored. A reading by Prof. J. H. McCoy was much enjoyed and heartily ap plauded. After the program light refresh ments were served. The library now has some 350 vol umes, some of which are loaned by the state and must be returned within a stated time. It also has many inter esting magazines and periodicals. Mrs. Owen has been appointed li brarian, and it is the Intention to keep the library open every evening and also Saturday afternoons. When the financial condition of the club permits. It is planned to have the library open all day. The club is to be congratulated on its entertainment, and also on what they have accomplished for St. Hel ens, and the Mist thinks the public library will shortly become just as much of a necessity as any other branch of the city's affairs. Beginning Saturday, December 2, the library room will be open as a reading room every evening from 7 to 9," and on Saturday afternoons from 3 to 5 o'clock. WITH-THE ARMY ON MEXICAN BORDER St. Helens Hoy in Army Likes Life of Soldier. W. O. Bumgardner, who lives at Columbia City, has recoivod word from his son Reynold Bumgardner stating that he is stationed in the vicinity of Laredo, Texas, with the United States troops, patrolling the border. The young man enlisted October 10 at Portland and was Im mediately sent to the front. He states that he likes army life end that at present his superior officers have assigned him to tho task of driving one of the big army auto trucks. Young Bumgardner is only 18 years of age and is well known to many St. Helens residents, who will be glad to know of the Important position ho holds with our Uncle Sam. WILSON'S CABINET OFFICERS NAMED Cartoonist Rex Miller must have had a tip direct from President Wil son as to who will be the next cabi net officers, for In a picture recently drawn we find a long line of the faithful ones, lined up just outside tho door of the president's private office. First comes Thatcher as sec retary of state, then W. B. Dillard secretary of war. Jas. McDonald has the Important post of being at the head of tho navy, and W. J. Fuller ton has the postmaster general's portfolio. Then comes our friend Joe Day, who Is attorney general, while J. T. Taber, on account of past services, is rewarded for his labors by appointment to secretary of the treasury. Knowing that gentleman's knowledge as to rock and lands, L. B. Avery has drawn the appointment as secretary or me interior, wnnu William Russell takes charge of the department of agriculture. Ham Kautzman Is appointed secretary of commerce, and F. J. Stearns, on ac count of his being the only one In the bunch that really works, is sec retary of labor. The cartoon Is a good one and shows the skill of Rex as a cartoon ist. The basketball team of the Sunset Athletic Club will play a game with Holy Grail Club of Portland Satur day evening at the Sunset gym nasium. Both teams are very good and a good game may be expected. STEAMER WAPAMA MAKES QUICK TRIPS Four Itouml Trip in Fifty-five Days ttlicr Marino Items of Inlerext. The steamer Wapama, Captain "Hurry Up" Foldat, left out late Monday night with a cargo of 1,026, 000 ft. of lumber for delivery at southern California ports. The Wa pama arrived In the river Saturday morning, so made remarkably fast time in loading. During the past 56 days the Wapama has made four round trips from the Columbia river to San Pedro, and in those voyages has carried more than 4,000,000 ft. of lumber. The present high freight rates causes sleamers to work night and day and make the fastest time possible. The motorshlp June has arrived at her home port, Gulfport, Miss. The vessel left Columbia river Octo ber 4 with a cargo of lumber for Balboa. After discharging her cargo at the Panama port, she took on gen eral cargo and proceeded to Gulf of Mexico ports. Sliipmen consider the performance of the June as an ex ample of the feasibility of a motor vessel. On her maiden trip under her own power, the motor vessel Ruby made a remarkably good performance go ing from Portland to Astoria. The vessel left Portland at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 15, and reached Astoria before 6 p. m., making the trip of one hundred miles In a little less than 11 hours. Her consumption of fuel oil on the down trip was 115 gallons, which cost about 3 1-3 cents per gallon, and 14 gallons of lubricating oil at 32 cents per gallon; or in other words, about $8.50 for the 100 miles. In com parison with coal or oil burners, this is indeed very cheap operation. Tlio McCormlck company has chosen "Latourell" ns the name for tho steam schooner now being built for them by the Wilson Bros, at As toria. The steamer Iaqua, of the Parr McCormick fleet, is expected at St. . Helens today or tomorrow. She will losd a cargo of lumber for San Pedro. Carl Christensen, superintendent of the shipyard, states that the motor vessel S. I. Allard will not be ready for launching December 2, but that it will be two weeks from tomorrow, provided nothing unforseen occurs. W... R. Hewitt, of San Francisco, consulting engineer of the McCormlck company. Is In the city to look after the installation of the machinery of tho motor vessel S. I. Allard. FOOTBALL GAME WON BY ST. HELENS Thanksgiving Day Game Ends With Score of 28 to 12. Tho St. Helens High School toot ball team took the K. E. D. Club down the line Thanksgiving day to tho tune of 28 to 12. Quite a crowd was out to chesr our boys on to vic tory. The line plungiof Lake, who invariably made yardage, and the manner in which Beelsr, at left end, .handled the forward passes did much towards making the large score and bringing victory to the St. Helena High. Dowey Smith and Decker also did good work, ard John Southard, our quartsrback, handled the team to perfection. In fact all the boys did some real football playing and deserve tho victory they won. Watch 'out for them next year. Tho pretti est play of the game was when Lake, recovering the ball on a fumble, went around left end for a touchdown. Our high school reporter will give full de tails in next issue. SHIPYARD WORKER BADLY INJURED John Mikkonen, an employe of the shipyard, met with a serious acci dent Wednesday afternoon. He was working on the motor vessel City of St. Helens when the scaffolding gave way and he plunged to the ground, some distance below. Dr. L. G. Ross made a careful examination of the man and thinks his back is broken, as he was paralyzed from the waist down. Mikkonen was sent to a Port land hospital Wednesday night, but at this writing we cannot learn any thing as to his condition.