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it OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY JjLUME XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, 'APRIL 27, 1917 NO. 19 V'EDS OF Uil!' Nftf Ume-rc AND SOLDIERS Lira Alul "' Kwiurw lo If. Li Columbln County Hank 1 in . . I. Vlr.it Nu. Lpt 01 i HHIIT 1 1 win . .... il Dank of Hi. "" " .1 - t f V lilt II ka 1(1 flu all kil 1110 von"" " ,,,10 ttiulr power lo am in uw cum I10i, of ucuiil hind, "to tliMt there :i oot bit alienage for either the jl or tli clvllluii. The letter U lolluwa: St. Paul, Minn.. April IT. 1917. Ambit Ctunty lunk, 8t. Hislun. Orfion. Umllfnifii: We fnol ur thai, 1 u, you will no Interested In iIdi the northwest do ll purl In treat atrumcle In which our coun- L i now Involved, und to that end ir wrltliiK you on ubjecl to i,lcb you iio doubt have already CD (UDalUlTKl)l thought. Uat I" need (or men to re Urt country, greater atlll U the M for food lo feed the armies and it people. Whim on Mr. J. bin Armour quoted lu the dully liit u advocating two ineaiiew ri i week, which moan con luwit rurtull Jiii'iil of the busluesa which bo ! vitally luterentvd. wo uaot but feel the aerlouan of i iltuallon. Abroud great agrlcul- nl dbtrlcla liuve linen deitroyed. dome, with hundred of thouaand men to be culled from their uiual catlona, the problem yf feeding our people In moHt serlou. The holi world call for food. If m rmpond to tlmt call, we h rerved our country well. Tli nullon need fnrmera an uch h It need aoldlera. It haa trred to u tlmt, through the ikr of tan uorthwetit an appeal llit be made to our farmer, urg- (them lo plant and till every avail- Ma foot of ground. "We huvo therefore tukeu the lib ly of writing you, to urge that o r m potaiblH you take up with your raw clientit this must vital prob . Youra sincerely. "G. II. HAII.KY. President." ST. HELENS BOYS IN NAVY WELL SATISFIED U'rito or Their ttumiundliiK KklM-rleiictw, aud WELLINGTON WRITES OF THE U. S. NAVY Hays Training Received In Valuable Want to lie In Active Hervlce. we will l'arenti of tho tit. Helena boyi who en 1 1 Bled In the navy and were em to Hun Francisco have heard from tho youjig nullum, all of whom appear to be perfectly content with their surrounding. Geo. Prlngle ilte thut they had a fino trip down and thut hn I In the same compuny with Kenneth Ilowull. Thirty-nix of the boy left Portland on the itume lulu, und Cuorga wan placed. In com mand of tho entire party, which la Quito a compliment. Hurry Wilson, who on 11m ted a yeomun, write hi puront that he hu a fino coiumunder and hi com punlom are must agreeablo. He like the nor v leu und itutua thut he la glad thut he diluted III letter, In part, ituted: "After inea laiit night we received a t of rule and noine amusement ticket which ure given Ui to get our hu lr At, etc. Till morning we got up, ate our breakfast and got our clothes and lourued how to fold them. My outfit of clothe U a mat Ires, mnttrvH cover, 2 blanket. 2 uit of blue, 2 ult of white, 2 while, cups, 1 blue hat, 2 pulr shoes. t pulr teniil lioe, 6 pulr sock, 2 bur soup, 2 towel. 3 hundkorchiefs. 1 nockerchinf, tooth bruah, tooth paste, hoo blucking. duubur and bruHh, clothe i brush, whlhk broom, comb, bruih, button, needle and other ui Helen. I have o niuuy clothe It's hurd to keep track of them. We certulnly live high at the tahlii, too. I hud for dinner boiled ham. potutoed, toffee, bean soup, IIQUOP. IS FOUND ON tlTY DOCK The Mint 1 in receipt of a letter from John Wellington, who Is chief boatswain' mate on the V. B. 8 I'hlladelphia at Rretnerton, Wash. Ilcfore leaving St. Helens, Mr. Wel lington promised to write us, and he kept his word. The letter, In part, hi as follows: "llremorton. Wash., April 24. "The Mint, 8t. Helens, Ore. "Just a few lines to let you know that I hud not forgotten my promise to write you. I could write lots of news, but wo are requested by the navy department not to send out any news pertaining to the war vessels. There hu certainly been a great Improvement In the navy since I left It, even the ship which I am now on doe not look the same as she did when I was on her years ago. She has been a prison ship but Is now a receiving ship and hu very good accommodations. I have ruu across several old shipmates wiio were In the navy with me as boys, but they are now officer and petty officers. Everyone comments on the fine appearance of the recruits that are coming In and I am sure thut I'ncle 8am will make a mun of every one of them. The training they are getting cannot be estimated In dol lars and cents, as it will be invulu ablo to them In time to come. There is one St. Helens boy here, young Gensman. I have not seen him for v.everal days, so think he must have teen sent to another ship. I will perhaps be here some time, but then axuln I may go tomorrow, but it JURYMEN SELECTED FOR TERM OF COURT HherifT and Clerk Draw Names for ' Jury Duty. COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES Few Children Will Really Plant Any Gardena. Sheriff E. C. Stanwood and County Clerk A. K. Barnett on Wednesday drew from the "Jury box" thirty-one names of Columbia county's citizens who will be called on to act as Jury men at the May term of court. The names drawn are as follows: John A. Watson, Scappoosc. Walter B. Colvin, Marshland. James S. Stockenberg, Mayger. Elmer A. Gessell, Yernonlu. Mike Doran, Clutskanle. Joseph R. Headlee, Apiary. John Stanley, Warren, l'runk Bunzll, Deer Island, ftuesell Burke, Clatskanle. W. K. Holmes, Mayger. C. I.. Ayres, St. Helens. J. 8. Mowery, St. Helens. M. 1). Link, Goble. Paul C. Boysen, Rainier. GUf Hegle, St. Helens. Albert K. Butts, Columbia City. G. P. Hiatt, Clatskunle. Gustave Lange, Scappoose. Harold P. Ross, St. Helens. Nimrod Bake.-, Warren. Paul Blrkenfeld, Clatskanle. P. E. Brockway, Trenholm. Geo. Perry, Houlton. A. A. Smith, Yankton. James A. Barr, Clatskunle. William Sauerveln. Columbia City David II. Pope, Warren. Milton Smith, Warren. Otto Brockhaus, Deer Island. Daniel Dixon, Clatskanle. D. B. Stehman, Rainier. GIRLS HONOR GUARD WILL GROW POTATOES Will Aid in National CampaiKn fur Mora Food HiipplleN. fruit, salad and breud and butter makes no difference to p. as I. want - NIhiiwihhI I'iiiiU Cache. a IWxnte Sunday morning, while looking for one wire cable to use In fishing CritloiiH, John Dethnian discovered quantity of whisky hidden between 'ha two warehouses on the public Jock. The liquor wa wrapped In wral different packuge and had '"Ideutly been placed there, during "i night. Mr. Dethnian Informed neuierllT of hi find and Mr. Stan ood brought the gunny sack of totfe to the courthouse. There were wtoen full quarts In tho sack. In presence of witnesses, the "flrw Mer" was emptied Into the Colum- river, so If any salmon ore seen """! things out of the ordinary, wiernien will know the reason why all we could eat of nuy of it. We havo eaten In threo different mess halls already. I also had my hair clipped all over this morning. It I required of all recruits, but they can let It grow again If they wish. Well. It I drill time, so I must close. I have not been vaccinated yot." Several of tho unity and navy boy promised to write tho Mist and tell of their experiences. These letters will ho published mid will undoubted ly bo Interesting to the many frU'nds '.ho boys have In St. Helen. Warren Sounolund also writes thut ho Is well pleased with hi surround- ng and that so far lie likes the navy llfo. He is at Gout Island, Cal., auu member of Company A-3, to go where they can use- m to the best advuntuge. Please remember me to all of my St. Helens friends and tell them when I come back there will be no censor and I can tell them all about It." HELP FEED YOURSELF GOVERNMENT ADVISES Make Ytiur tinrdeawi ami Ibu-k Yard Productive. Marie Walker, of the St. Helens training class, has been elected teach er of District No. 28, Dutch Canyon. Mrs. Sylvia C. Archibald, of Goble. has been elected to complete the term of Miss Florence Taylor In Dis trict No. 36, as Miss Taylor had to resign on account of sickness. Eighth grade examinations come May 17-18 and Juno 14-15. . ! Membership dues in the N. E. A. should bo sent to Mr. D. W. Spring er, secretary of the N. E. A., Ann Arbor, Mich. Miss Julia Hedlund has accepted a position in the primary department of the Vernonla school, Mrs. J. P. Claybuugh having resigned. The Deer Island school is badly affected with a contagion of measles. The Columbia county field meet will be held in Rainier on May 12. Garden time is here, but how few children will really plant any gar den! The state of Oregon is paying several hundred people to give time md energy tqword producing greater focd supply, yet the response is very Mmited. Living expenses are high by reason of shortage of food, gam bling, comers, abuses of cold stor tgo and laziness. The last named is the great trouble; It is easier to jrowl about high prices than to hoe In the garden; it is pleasanter to run An auto than a spade; it is easier to whittle on a dry goods box than to follow the plow. How many people '.here are In Columbia county who lever set a hen, raised a hill of po- InlrtM r:iiunri a nit. nr a clncta nrti. Reported by Columbia County Ab-L, food; yet 'ho not con. LIST OF TRANSFERS WOMAN'S CLUB "1 resulur meet In ir of the St. 'Mima Woman's Club was held In 'a library room Wednesday after ""n. Mrs Itaker presided and Mr wio acted us secretary In the ab onca of Mrs. Brown, the regular "crotary. Twelve member un t'ered to roll call. Dodd rolM a artiei,, on the f Thomas Carlyle, 1111 Coin nlt n,t H... .ii,,li, nr ant. auu mo Htmiy 0f Ireland was Win by un Interesting paper on t'uuilli. Thl tnti out. Is puper held the keenest "est of a the mem bora through NO BIDS ARE LET FOR HARD SURFACING County turt Take Matter Vnder Ad vine men t for a Werk. ra. Mouth,.-,! ..-.I . Mfatt. Mrs. M,( y read an Instructive pa- Ireland entitled "Down the I Dint." After the sannmt rnntlna of mini. r'e". Olle of HlB nm.it I n Brunt 1 11 It feting of the dub adjourned Iff " ri'llullir uiulnn Mill H Preprutl onn n ru In nvnffKiua fnr . 1 vjj VIUM ntoriulnmunt to bo glvou for the ttlellt Of the II 1,1-1. rv ..na tlma In Probably the third week. It ne a uli.v ,wi ...in .i... t At r ai(u Will ND hllO CV n DO UUlllullnti. f t-lK -v0 fttUIII iriDll BUtllUIBi Saturday, tho 21st Inst., was tho date sot by the county court for the opening of bids for the hard surfac ing of approximately a mllo or me jouuty road between St. Helens ana the depot. Sevoral bids were muuo but the court did not accept any or thorn for the reason that they first wished to ascertain what action tho property owuers along the roadwould take as to hard surfacing the remain der of tho roud. E. J. Mills bid $1.36 per yard for M,,i.t.iffiifl & O'Reilly' bid was 11.34 for Topeka mixed; Warren Conttruction .Company bid $1.48 for bltullthlc. and Lees Dock Company bid $1.80 for concrete. It W understood that the Warren Construction Company some time ago mode u proposal to the court that they would establish a plant, furnish the bitumen, dump wagon, superin tendence, and other necessary ser vice for the price of G8 cent per yard, tho county to do the necessary grading, furnish tho rocK anu moor. County officials Btlnlated this would cost 62 cents pur yurd, mnklng a to tal of $1.10 pur yard for tho pave ment. This proposition The department of agriculture has Issued an appeal to citizens of the Cnlted States to aid the government by raising foodstuffs. The circulur 9mphaillres the fact that every square yard of fertile soil you havo be made to produce food, and asks that all lurplus supplies of fruits and vege tables be cauned for future need. The United Statos department of agri culture will give explicit directions for ralslpg vegetables and also sim ple methods for cunning vegetables and fruits ut home with the us of nrdlnury homo utonsllo. County Agont Howard has furnished the Mist with the following valuuble sugges lions which will be of greut benefit to those who contemplate planting gprdons "It Is possible for almost every miv hnme to havo a garden. While -- - he attention of our farmers Is turned toward the production of the more extensive staple crops, let us each do all that we can toward making our family and our community Indepen dent and well supplied. Weather conditions have made very probable a great crop shortage. Even with a normul yield, food products will fall far short of the need of our country. What, then, If the food crop Is far short? We can help to keep others from hunger by helping to feed our selves. "First, and before you plant a garden, know when and where and how to plant. Second, plant such struct Company April 18. M. E. Shyrock et ux. to Agnes Jenkins; land in Sec. 1, Tp. 4 N., K. 2 W., $10. Scappoose Acres Co. to L. C. Hud leson; tract No. 38, Scappoose Acre Tracts. April 20. Col. Co. Investment Co. -.o Theo. Whaley et ux.; lot 4, Beaver Honieu, $004.80. John A. Wattson et ux. to Dana Slceth; land In See. 23. T. 3 N., R. W., $4,125. April 21. Joseph H. Balrd et ux. to W. T. Simmons et ux.; lot 6, blk. 6, Clatskanle, $10. Union Fisherman's Co-operutlve Packing Co. to Col. Agric. Co., land In Sec. 31, T. 8 N., R. 4 W.. $1. April 23. Almeda Consolidated Minos Co. to Merchants National Bank; land In Sec. 10, T. 5 N., R. 5 W., $3229.37. Scandinavian-American Realty Co. to Gust Swanson; laud in Sec. 24, T. 5 N.. R. 2 Wrv$10. Anrll 24. Charles Fiedler to Emily Adelaide Wonderly; land in Sec. 36, T. 4 N.. R. 4 W., $1. Frank McFarland et ux. to Andrew T. Nilson;. tract No. 5 in blk. 2, Sun rise Ridge Orchard Tracts, $10. April 25. S. P. Coffer et nl. by sheriff to Frances Wiseman; land in Sec. 15. T. 4 N., R. 5 W.. $478.60. turner? Let's join the army of the hoo. School premium lists are ready for distribution. Wlllard Hurley, teacher of the Heasey school on Upper Rock creek, was a St. Helens visitor Monday and Tuesday of this week. There is a demand fnr good, rural tiainod teachers with experience. A Tood, well-trained rural teacher can command a good salary and readily ecure employment. This means up-'o-date teachers In rural methods. CHURCH NOTICES seems to Sheriff Stanwood reports that quite a few of the "alien enemies" have turned over to him the firearms in their possession. This is in accord ance with the proclamation of the president and rulings of the district attorneys. The Bheriff states that the aliens have been very courteous in ho matter and voluntarily offered any assistance within their power to aid in enforcing the ruling as to flrearma. vent baklnjr and to hold the moisture and kill the weeds. "Fifth, get home grown seeds as far as possible. "Sixth. Where soli is light, do crop as can be cauned or stored for i not gpaoe under old grass and straw ... .............. n.i ,..1.1 a 11 II 1 1 . . , winter, mciuae uuiuiuun, -i f0r jai8 gardens. naranlua for root crop. Plant corn, f ' w- Congregational Church 10 a. m., Church school. 11 o'clock, Morning worship. Ser ncn to children. do.ivo.'. 3 p. m., Junior Christian En- 7 p. m., Christian Endeavor. 8 o'clock, Evening service. Theme, 'In the Beginning God.". Methodist Episcopal Church "The Friendly Church" Albert S .Use, pastor. Sunday school, 10 -.. m. Lesson, fohn 12:12-19. Morning worship, 11 o'clock. Ser mon topic, "Our llonevolcnces." Epworth League, 7 p. m. Evening services, 8 o'clock. Sub- 'ect. "The Fool Who Couldn't Be Told." Strangers aud visitors are especial ly Invited to attend the services of tho church. Our now hymnal have arrived and will be ready for use Sunday morn ing. Rev. C. J. Larsen, district super- ntendcut of the Norwegian-Danish Methodist church will conduct serv ices for Scandinavian spcuklng peo ple at the Methodist church next Sun day at 2 p. m. All who may be Inter ested are cordially Invited to be ptCLent. The public meeting of the Honor Guard which .was held at the city hall Tuesday night, while not attend ed by as many as the girls had hoped would he out, was nevertheless an enthusiastic meeting. Councilman Ballagh acted as chairman of the meeting and County Agent Howard gave a very instructive talk as to the necessity of producing more food stuffs and advised as to the best methods of potato growing. J. W. Allen, Louis Kosasco and Dr. Edwin Ross made short talks and pledged their aid to the Honor Guard. The many branches of the Honor Guard throughout the state are tak ing up potato growing as their "bit" in aiding the nation to guard against the threatened food shortage. The local guard has been informed that they are expected to do their share in this project and have expressed their willingness, to take up the work. The first necessary step, however, is to secure tho proper land on which crops can be grown. Then they must have teams to do the plowing and seed to plant. If the guard is to make a success of the work they lave undertaken, the people of St. Helens and surrounding country must aid the girls. Anyone who has vacant land suitable for potato grow ing and is willing to loan this land, for a year, will materially aid the work by informing the president. Miss Madeline Allen, at the office of he county school superintendent. Seed potatoes will be needed, and .ontributlons in either large or small juantities will be gratefully accept ed. Such contributions may be left it the livery barn of W. H. Davies or if the donor win communicate with Miss Allen she will give Instruc- ions as to where the potatoes may bo left. The guard will give an old-fash ioned basket social at the city hall Thursday evening. May 10. The pub lic Is cordially invited to attend. Cof fee and sandwiches will be served And a real good time had. Everyone who attends the social will be aiding the girls. They are certainly doinj their share, so all should get in and boost for the social. Every little hit of assistance is just that much tow ards accomplishing the work out lined and by attending the social you'll be rendering some assistance. Bo there. SHIPPING The steamer Multnomah, after tak ing on 350,000 feet of lumber and piling, left out Wednesday afternoon bcuud for San Pedro. The balance of her cargo was loaded at Kalama. By working until early Sunday morning, the steamer Klamath fin ished the storing of her million-foot A ourgo and lett aown river, saiuug from Astojla Sunday at 10 o clock in the morning. The motor vessel City of Portland went up to Linnton Wednesday after noon to have her oil tanks filled :th the" necessary supply of oil to tf ke her across the Pacific. The ves sel returned Thursday morning and resumed loading cargo. It Is expect ed that the last stick 'of the 2.000,000 feet of her lumber cargo will be aboard by Wednesday night and the vessel will start on the long voyngf) to Australlu. ENTERTAINMENT The young men's class of the Con- CIRCUIT COURT 1 gregatlonnl Sunday school is hard CONVENES MAY 14 at work on a Program t0 be glven Bt lUfMVmNg,g 1 " the city hall on the evening of May The circuit court for this judicial! 4.. The proceeds are to go toward season. Water drawn from a barrel tomatoes, bean ad peas for canning. Shell beuns and aoup peas can be ho-vouteri and winter cabbage and j . ,,,, iminura will fOfCQ th Veg meet with the approval of the w-1 1)roocu wiu De available next wln-l . blog i( applied well-diluted. Jorlty of the tuxpayer and a petit on sprmg .'Eighth. Vino plants should be "Third, plant summer vegetables trained up to save ground space. In succession or Intervals, o that the nant equaBli on the edge and train ueason will bo covered. "Fourth, when Irrigation Is used, wet the ground thoroughly and then use uo more water until it Is needed. As soon as the boII I dry enough, following irrigation, cultivate to pre- cnu.mii, finlv.flne or well rotted 1 muiiure should be used at this lute district will convene May 14. Sev-the payment for the building and fit- i hntnir circulated for presentation io the court asklug that the proposi ti of tho Warren people be accepted. The petition I being signed by many THO court ..f tho heavy taxpayers. has given no Indication as to what they Intend doing, but the matter will be doclded at tholr meeting tomorrow. vines off tho garden or on the fence "Nino. Plant plenty of seed and thin out later. "Ton. To keep root magots out of enlihuiro and radishes, stretch a width of choose cloth 18 inches above rows." Juno 4. eral cases which have been bound ting up of tholr club room, just coin over by the grand Jury will be 'plated. Tho room Is In the basement hroueht to trial, and as the grand 1 of the parsonage. The program to jury will bo In session at that time It ts probable more cases will come up for hoaring. On account of the law which prohibits granting citi zenship papers within thirty days be given will consist of a vocal solo and readings by Jimmy Palmer, of Portland; a vocal duet, by Mrs. Lid yard and Mr. McCoy; a reading from Kipling by Mr. McCoy, songs by tho preceding any election, naturalization class, male quartette; a vocal solo by day hus been postponed until June! Albert Faxon; a reading by Lester 5, tho road bond election being on Lake; and a short play from Dlcaens, entitled "Sqeer's School.'