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knits Are Needed in the Army and Navy. We Must Do Our Share
V X, -V.sv :r1. f-r ' i w it. V OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY i OLUME XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1917 NO. 16 MUM BP" mm n ! m. ' .r v.r ? r v-ii - i A T HELENS SCHOOLS I I ROLL OF HONOR L Miowin fr PurliiK the ,i: j Mnlli t'f Man-li. Bornna Zollda Robert Arnold Ii..,iM.in ! tlio roll or Honor or leSt. Helfim public schools for the Lh of March : lllllll Hiiimd I 1L.I1 mm MhImiI Iluvlci), Alva Lipeih, Oli'lyi Jonuor, Opul Smith. Ibert Butu, Wuimr tinge, mux n ii- f Unnhomonw AnmittH Payne, John l.diw. Helen White, Arllo MorrU. Irtrudo Hrown, Phyllis llrown, Neva lirtmaa, Kthel Lynch, John Comic- i, Julm ixmiiiiik, .mhmou uniaru, -iter Uko, John McVoy, John Pu- Jnnlore Madito Morrell. Arllne lialion, AgiU HltMi, Murlon Andrea, mrle l.lciil, Edward Mnlmln, W 111- iM Perry, Iwey Hmllh. Sonlore Murlu Dixon, Edrle I.u- Lre, Adellu Link, Uls I'ayua, Law- an lvl. (iiHirKu Walker, John uthcrd. Percent of pupils on honor roll, 4 5. Frederick 8. Knight, 1'rlnripul. Julia (aiiimi K IiimiI L'l!itli Ormlc- Julm lli'.rton. Wudo jtherford, Noriiimi Wllkltm, l.owU .rlllnf, Klmu Cludluirt, Kdiie Oart- i, llflva II; ttan. Action Wloki. ire DuuwdiHly, Corlnna II ill. Alice Uji, Ro North. Alvln Hill, Our- Jt lkblUr. Per cent of uupilii on tho honor II, 51 J3-87. Mini Ulih, TenchtT. 8itli lirudo A Cliiun: Martha Wiuley, Nuoml lldnnoll. N'lnn roe, Ulady I.v.ki. Kutlo Lynch, It Wlito, May Coin, lien I .fat lion. n Cltwraon. 8ewith Orudo-11 ClnHa: 'slmlii, Annuliolltt iHlilrtor, 'Untliio, Thomiia Kutoll. bckburn, Wlllnrd llownll. furl, Willie Lynch, Zuo Oino. for ernt of uuulla on tha honor '", 6. Mr. Wlllc. Slh Crad Hylva Juluuon. Mar l Ulack, Gliulya llurton. Iloutrk-e lrn Ji.ik.h. Ilcntrlrn Ij.lm hilry Cooluy, Marlon Morton, Ilur- W Cornthwalt. Mnurlm lllchnrdaon. 'rmolid liulhcrford. Knnnilh Pratt harlutte DuncuHtwr. IHira l'ir. Mar- .'"le Spcclit, Averlo Shackelford. Per font Of Dunlin nn tlin lini.nr A U. J. II. MnCnv T..nrl,..r. fl'lh (irildo Itminlil ltUb..Ml..v Tommy ItlclmrdHon, OIn McCallum, I'iMWfii (oatiw, Hurry Hydo. Kdwln 'Wlenberr. Archla M,l,...i.l wir.. "I'M Waiklim, Thclma Spocht. Mory i ix, r.uim Lynch, Itolierta Uiiik. er cent of nm.iu r.n i. i, ro1'. 63. Mr. vviim t . fourth Acnw llattati. (Prilltl Vtlla ltiatlitl tun fn iPeter,n. Harry lluhoiu, Murln lli, llnrohl Wlili.i BMith t .l. on Kllch. n, M,,y Lomhera. Holon """ SnollInK, Hurford "llkornon. Airr...i m.i. i....... u . "iiitrijitni, cintri ord. Clura Cooloy, Vera Kolley, Kltchln, Willis Hendricks. John rty, (i.Mevl(.V0 LaiiHlng, Alva ", I)0rthy I'liirco, Nornmn Tol Wmb. Hnrvoy I'lorce. cent nf r.....n. .i.- ". !. Madolino Slotboom, Toucher. Third rnde -Rioonor Fulti, Ruth ' !. Mao Ellofaoth. Mary Mc- "'8, Murimp m. ... .. vlove MrrlHi Eon EIlofl,,(th ' uiiun, iutll lMyli Fr0ll(,,e KP1' Jol",l'l Mace, Albort Koeno, North, 0car Alhertaon, Jamoa K,mor Kulu- "nry Doth ,Z'rtyry Wy. Uoldon Lld p1 0taThyl,olt, Lloyd Whltton. roil" fi,CCnt f pupl1'' 0,1 1,10 ,,onor ' B2' Mrs. Lnko, Tenchor. bort "ra,1 Mttllaao I'oer, ller- Wntklna. watur Johnson, Irma fa, , J,ln ,)Btl""". 8yle Arory. ""no 'oiiMtaiitlnn. Verna Keono. roll '6C"Mt 0f"'uP18 the honor "5- MIhh riilllp. Tenchor. r"t GrH(loLoron Woduege, Olaf E "Cn' Prud f'ooloy, Harold Lee. IW , Kul""' Al"" MntBOii, Allco I d ' 'UH' Althouae, Opal nrouaon, Jone, o""rd' "OB8 rra". Muurlno U. S. NAVAL EXPERT VISITS ST. HELENS INSPECTS SHIPYARDS l ricwwU Willi KHilllllm for Itaplil Coiixtruction id wm.Jn. r'ollowliig the liiuotlii of thu fi'd aral shipping hoard, which wuu hold In Cortland Monday, Vlco Chainnun llront uiiTI a parly of Portland IjumI nus men wont to Astoria to IuhjiwI the shipbuilding fucllltlos tlicro, and nnnt J. Y. I'ndorwood, oxpert naval archl'.ect, to Kl. Ilnl-na to look over the plunl of tlio 8t. Ili'lcna Shipbuild ing Company. Mr. I'ndorwood uiud a caroful vxamlnatlon of tlio yard and Its facllltltis for promptly turn ing out wooden vojHfla, and expri'itavd the opinion that It wan 'one of tho boat oquipped yards that ha had vUltud. The government estimates that In the evont of war 1000 thlpa will bo iinodod within six to eight months, lu view of the fuct Unit all of llio eastern shipyards which build stool vessels are swamped with con tracts, tho government has turned It nlteutlon to tho I'uclflc coast yards for tho construction of woodon steamers with a speed of not lea t linn ton knots and a sufficient fuel capacity to cross the Atlantic and return without replenishing their bunkers. Mr. llront stated that ves sels with a dead weight carrying ca pacity of 3,000 to 4,000 tons aro fa vored by tho shipping board. Mr. Underwood, after looking over tho plant of the local yard, stuted to n Mist representutlva that if tho gov ernment should decide to build any wooden vessels tho St. Helens con corn would get a contruct for several. The shipbuilding company, through III general munager. II. K. MoCor mlck, promised tho delivery, of fifteen vessels within one year. Of course, soveral now ways would hovo to be hull., but tho company thinks that with tho co-operation of the river mill men and Improved labor condi tions, that 15 Inrge vchsoIb could bo turned out within tho tlmo specified. Tho government's plan of building til cue vessels will be to have tho yurdr do tho work at cost price, then the government will fix n reasonable price for tho uso of tho yard equipment .ind machinery. The government will also fix tho wrgoa to bo puld the mechanics and common luhor, so In rorllty all shipyards will be run un der government supervision. 'TIs the Btar spangled banner, Oh long may it wave, O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave. ST. HELENS YOUTH ! TO ENTER NAVY! CITY OF PORTLAND IN HOME PORT Warren Sonneland, aged 17 years. one of our St. Helens boys, has dem onstrated the old saying that "where there's a will, there's a way." A few weeks ago he decided to enter the navy, and presented himself to thel lulu. The vessel left up Immediately examining officer when he was found for Portland, where she was dry physically fit except for a minor de-1 docked to have somo minor repairs feet which necessitated an operation, made and her quarter deck calked Not discouraged, he came back to The City of Portland, according to 81. Holetis, resumed his work, saved Captain Johnson, comes up to the his money and. in the meantime, ; fullest expectations of her builder through the good offices of the re- land also of her master. Although she crulting officer, made arrangements did not make a record for the round roll LC"1 of ""P"11 011 the honor Both Perry, Teacher. Mi Hrtrto Hchool n..-.. " Mi KlKlitli Grades Asef . Illihv llnu... . .1.. ,i ' 'uo.Ui, Aim I um, n.... . Lhlimlmru . -...... . "wuon vnpu, nuiun "lorris asters, Winnie Mulan. in v ' ' Rita u "Will. Elsie Morley, Masters. Wlnnln Mulllnmi. Ma in lo McQueon. Leona McTnggart, Madalenn I'asera, Lola llrown, Car rie Mukl, Agnes Whitnoy. I'er cent of pupils on the honor roll. 66 2-3. C. E. Lake. Toucher. Fifth and Sixth Grades Odell llennott. Sum llaseel, Hugh Cham bers, Frank ('rouse, Milton Faxon, Orby Galloway. Walter Jones, Elbert Kolley, Harold Monlsh. llurney Uo sasco, Vomer (labrlolson, Abble Good man, Loulso Hankoy, Mue Morris Edith Quinu. Qulnter Crlpo, Suntu Cannparoll, George Uosasco, Herbert Thompson, Vhada Jonos, Louisa Ket tol. llubes Mcyuoon, lJluucho Perry. Ralph Munroe. Miss Frnnx, Toaehor Third and Fourth Grades Fred llaseel. Johnnie Chambers, George VanNatta, Nora llaseel, Pearl Uarnes, Corrlno Corwln Grace i namners, Ella Kelley, llortie Halndol, Frauciu Whitney. Ilenny Conner, Cnrl Cose man, Uoryl Merrll, Edgar Payne, Ivy Uarnes, Pearl Goodman, Gladys Mas ton, Margarot Meohun, Amelia Klb Ian. Ellory Spencer, Russell Doulby Norma llrasmer, Mary Canlparoll, Victoria Rosasco. Per cent of pupils on the honor roll. 66. Mlsa Wolst, Teachor. First and Second Graden Edrlo Moohan, Harry Owens, Laura Han sen. Vera Thompson, Kenneth Pope Joy, Eugene Potter, Robert Hansen, Maurice Murray, Drusllla Frantx, William Honnott, Prudence Qulnn, I,o1b Plummer, Lillian Van Nutta, Nettlo Uarnos, Jim Porry, Hen Paa- oro. Joe Payne, Margaret Nlgro, An golo 1'OBoro, Ethel Shoonmker, Edna Chlpman, James Ketel, Mamie Wag ner. Ruby llrasmer, Harvoy (ada Bernlce Crlpe, Mildred Tucker, Frank Urasmer, Robert Oliver, Lola Mas- ten. Per cent of pupils on tho honor roll. 80 2-3. Ml88 Matthew, Teachor I'mlergoe 0rtion lu Order to Hat' My lteulrenientN. I Motiir Khip C.niileU-H Itound Tilp Voyage t Austrulia. Arriving in the Columbia river March 31 at 8 o'clock, tho motor ship City of Portland completed her lnl clul voyage, which was from St. Hcl cms to Australia and return via Hono for the operation, which occurred In Portland hospital Tuesday. The opinion of the surgeons is that he will bo as good as new In ten days. trip, she did very well considering tho fact that the vessel was detained somo time in Australia on account of tho coal miners' Btrlkc. The City of ST. HELENS ANNUAL ELECTION IS HELD'(. LIGHT VOTE POLLED lloth Charter Amendment Carry and OfflrerH Are Klected. The city election, held Monday, passed off quietly and not much In terest was manifested, less than 300 votes having been cast. F'or coun cilman there was a semblance of a fight, some of Ed Ballagh's friends being determined that he should again serve the city even If he didn't wish the job. The amendment to the charter providing for a maximum water rate carried by a vote of 6 to 1, while the amendment providng for the issuing of 20-year bonds to take up the sewer indebtedness car ried by a majority of 129. The In clement weather In the forenoon was responsible, to some extent, in hold ing down tho number of votes cast. Following is the result: Ward So. I St.' Helens For Councilman W. Allen 155 W. McDonald 92 I. Ballagh 122 COUNTY MAY BUY NEW ROCK QUARRY mm1 (Stone and Conveniently Located -Near IxiKK'nK Railroad. J. J. E. LUMBER CO. MAKES PATRIOTIC OFFER n Cae of Knlistiueut Will Hold Positions 0ien for Volunteers. at which time he will again present j Portland left Newcastle, Australia, i.imoAir fop o, vice In Uncle Sam's' December 27. On February 5 she navy, i called into Tahiti to take on more His father. S. R. Sonneland. heard .fuel ell, and after spending several from the hospital Thursday night and ; days nt this Isolated port, during the reports were thut Warren (Bud-! which time hundreds of the Island dy) was getting aloug fine. I PP'8 v8IleQ mciuomg u.e gov- I ornor, biio saueu lor iiouuiuiu. u took nine days for the vessel to dis charge her cargo of 1900 tons of coal nt the Island port and seventeen days from that place to the Columbia river. In all, Including tho twelve days at .tho two ports mentioned, tho big ves sel took 93 days to make tho voyage from Australia. Captain Jolinson stuted that he ex perienced contrary winds a greator part of the way on the homeward voyage, and although ho used the canvas of the vessel at every oppor tunity, not much progress could be made. Since the vessel loft St. Hal- ens she has traveled 22.000 miles, and her engines worked to the entire wtisfactton of the master and Chlet Knnmuly. The motor vessel Is ex pected in St. Helens today to load a full cargo of lumber for dellvory to some port in tho Antipodes, and she will probably sail March 20. Cap tain Johnson stated that his vesse1 being tho first largo motor vessel to visit the several ports at which the vessel called, naturally it attracted much attention and comment. He told everyone that his vessel was built In St. Helens, Oregon, and out of Oregon lumber. Through Its general manager H. McCormlck, the St. Holona Lumber Company has Informed Its employes '.hat In tho event they enlist aa volun teers In tho army or navy, that when they return from sorvlce they will rmd their old positions open to them. Mr. McCormlck str.tod that this would also apply to the St. Helens Shipbuilding Company and tho Col umbia County Lumber Company. Sev eral from St. Helens nnd viclulty have onrollcd under the colors, and the assurance of prompt employment to bo given them upon their return will doubtless lead othors to enlist.. In outlining this policy, Mr. McCormlck stated that ho was simply working In conjunction with other large con cerns In Oregon who employ many mon, and that tho young man volun teering hlB sorvlcea to me country could go away feeling Bure thta his could go away fooling sure that his rfnrmor nosltlon would bo awaiting him when he returned. For Water Commissioner N. O. Lara bee 151 Water Amendmont Yes 187 No 36 Bond Issue Yes 165 No 61 Ward No. 2 West Ht. Helens For Councilman J. W. Allen 38 J. W. McDonald 34 E. I. Ballagh 13 For Water Commissioner N. O. Larabeo 48 Water Amendment Yes No Bond Issue Yos No The total vote was: For Councilman J. W. Allen 193 J. W. McDonald 126 E. I. Ballagh 135 For Water Commissioner N. O. Larabeo 199 Water Amendment Yes 238 No 39 Bond Issue Yes 200 No 71 Tho election of Allen and Ballagh makes the city's official family of tho same personnel as It was during the past year. Judge Hnttan and Road master Abry recently made a trip to' Scap poose for the purpose of viewing and investigating the feasibility of tli-i establishment of a county quarry on the Wlckstrom placo near Scappoose. Both officials returned well satisfied with tho outlook. , The site of the proposed quarry la near Scappoose ?.nd only two hundred feet from tho logging railroad-of the Nehalem Tim ber Company. The rock Is of a good quality and suitable for road build ing, and if the two acres offered Is bought by the county, it is estimated there will be enough rock to last for twenty years. A good county road runs very close to the land, and Mr. Abry says this and the railroad track being so near, will make it very de sirable, for the rock can be hauled either by teams or railroad dump cars. Should the county buy the land and put in a crusher, dump cars would be loaded and the rock dumped into bins to be built in tho gravel pit at the intersection of the S. P. & S. railroad tracks and the logging railroad. These bins would hold several hundred yards and it -would be the purposo to always keep on hand a supply so that road work . would not be retarded. While the court has taken no derlnito action, it is very probable that they will buy the land, which can be had at a rea- son.ible price, and establish crushers and bins. NEW BUSINESS BUILD ING TO BE ERECTED Work Will Start Tlil.s Week Com pletion Kxiected Within (M Days. 51 3 35 20 L. R. Rutherford has accepted the plans of his architect for a semi-fire proof building, and construction work will begin as soon as U. S. DeSpain and a crew of men have made the necessary excavations. The build ing to be erected will be on Mr. Rutherford's lot on Columbia street, adjoining the building now occupied by Mason's and Gray's stores.. Bids have not been let for the construction os all details are not fully settled. but it is understood that the esti mated cost of the structure will be about $6,000. Mr. Rutherford states that ho expects to have the building ready for occupancy within ninety days. SHIPPING Bllllo Dodd, whllo helping to drive ... ...AU.knWA II n llm a mliK wagon buihcwhuio . Goble road yesterday, mot with a painful accidont which has caused him to give up tho Idea of being a milk wagon driver. , The shafts to the vehicle broke loose and the horse, bocomlng frightened, ran away. Blllle was thrown from the wagon and hla face badly cut and his body bruised. Passing people picked him up and brought him to Dr. Wade'a offlco, whore ho received medical attention. Blllle Is now doing all right, but he feels quite sore. Through tho courtesy of tho Pa cini! Tolouhone Company, a phono lias been put in tne resmoncu oi Marshal Potter. The number is 87 If you can't remember the number, call central and ask for the marshal. FIRST HALF OF TAXES COME IN WITH A RUSH Yesterday was the last day on which the taxpayer could pay tho first half of the taxes assessod against him without having to pay the one per cent per month In case tho first half was not pald. According to the sheriff's office, many have taken ad vantage of this fact and money has beou rolling into the county coffers. Thursday night more than S180.000 had come Into the hands of the sher iff. Ono of the largest checks re ceived was from the S. P. & S. rail way company, who, lu paying half of their taxes, sout the county a check for $13,481.14. Tholr total tax amounts to $26,962.29. Many of the lumber and timber companies have sent In their checks tor $10,000 and upwards, and the sheriff's office Is much pleased with tho total of the collections. , Tho steamer Willamette arrived In port early Friday morning, bringing a capacity passenger list. Tho ves sel, after taking on 872,000 feet of lumbor, sailed lato Saturday night bound for San Pedro. The steamer Wahkeena had her trial trip at San Francisco Monday According to advices received here by local officials of the McCormlck company, tho steamer roolod off 11 knots. The Wahkeena Is expected in St. Helens during the coming week to take out a full cargo of lumber. The steamer Daisy Matthews ar rived Friday afternoon, coming di rect from Honolulu and making the trip from the Island port to the Col umbia river In nine days. It took the vessel only 27 days to complete the round trip voyage. After taking on 1,265,000 feet of lumber tho vessel cleared Monday night for San Fran Cisco. On Saturday evening last the Him alya Club was the guest of Miss A COINCIDENCE Wednesday morning the two coun ty commissioners and the county judgo were examining an auto truck. The auto stood directly in front of tho courthouse steps. Ex-County Judge A. L. Clark sauntered up, looked at the car and, remembering that a Ford was the supposed cause of his recall, turned from the car and stood on the courthouse steps., A few minutes later, while Hattan was hav ing the good points of the machine explained to him, ex-Judge W. A. Harris came up the street. He looked at the machine, looked at Clark and then, remembering that he was re called for buying a truck, went on up the steps of the courthouse. Hat tan, looking up, saw both ot the re called judges and had a quick con versation with the driver ot the truck. Tho car was driven away and Hattan tried to look as if nothing had oc curred. It cannot be learned what the action of tho judge will be, but tho car drove away and Hattan went to his offlco, that's all wo know. Chief Engineer William Moorhof of the United States dredgo Chinook was a visitor In St. Helens Wednes day. The chief, being an ex-navy Holen Larson and Mrs. E. C. Laws nmn and aIg0 connected with one of at the hitter's home. Tho affair was in tho form of an April Fool's party, and many laughable tricks were re sorted to, one of which was a con test between the guests to see which could make the most artistic dunce- In a race to show their skill at sew ing on buttons, Miss Marie Paulson and Mlsa Helen Duns were awarded prizes. A (jainty repast and fortunes told by a mysterious sorceross com pleted the evening's entertainment Undo Sam's vessels, has recotved orders from the commandant of the Bremerton navy yard to be In readi ness for service in the navy. He has beou given the rank of lieutenant. Mr. Moorhof is arranging his affairs cap out of colored paper and plns.if0 thct ho can respond promptly when called on. ' Friends will be glad to know that Mrs. J. S. Brown, who has been seri ously 111 for the past few days, is now much bettor.