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Male Persons of Military Age Required to Register Tuesday, June 5th OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY -OLUME XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1917 NO. 24 uv sr- .ssw . v d m t mi k a ' a saw m m m OF FOURTEEN lUATE FROM S.H.H.S. oOD RECORD FOR YEAR Lrtag Addrewt by Rev. HlrkN City llwl iti'ui. u'ltb the Inspiration of a nuiitterly JrMi br "iiv. Elbert II If kg, and hth Int COIIgraiuluuuiiB auu tuiii- i,ml:tlou of pride filled parent L friends, tl.n class of 1917 of the llclcoi tilfflt school completed It ool courae with tlifl commenco- U proirsiu In the city hall Friday mint It was an occasion of Joy L Interest for the many people who ti th hall, which wu gay with La color and flower, and each aber on tho program wa heartily htlei with pluus. At the High School Orchostra jti a march, tho members of tho Minting clttH, with tho exception tbe throe boya In the navy, filed it the aUlo and took their places tb it sue. Tho first number on program was a selection by the tckwtr, which wa followed by the location glveu by Itv. A. 8. HUey. i ulutatory by Mia Lola Payne luwcll glvon and applauded. Law- tac Davlea, a claaa valedictorian, etcrly Mprenaed tho appreciation of U eliua for the assistance of the boot authorities, their teacher, uoolmale and friend, which hud w largely instrumental lu tho uc- of the school. Tho addroa of ktr. Hickt wa instructive and Inter ning, ind he gave some ound ad- iin to the graduate Just enterlnit 1)011 llfe'i field of duty and activity. lassrlnteuduiii llakor, In a few mil chosen remark, congratulated a clnu on It excellent record and Btwonlcd tho diploma to the gradu- itea. Uwrenee Pavloa, wIiobo standing uhlghcHt In the clan, wa reward- i tot .hla studlou offorta with a tehoUrthlp at Wlllamntts university. ul Mlu IxiU Payne, whom standing u wcond beat, wa offered a year' 'rw tuition In any Oregon school ho llllt il'IfCt. The 81. Helena hcIioIr have cIommI of the moat lucccsaful year In Mr history, and tho teacher and llrwtora are to be congratulated on Mi Interest and work which made uch iuccohb possible. Tho followliiK itatlHtica, fumlahed ! bf Ur Hub.. u.1.1 I 1 ........ I t I ' I ( T. 1 1 1 uq V IlllCiril IU tin ichool patrons: I Sarolltiinrit it ...... ... in a Enrollment of IiIkIi chool . .' .' .' .' 80 Total pnrriMmi.nl r.RS 'hole number of dnys taught. . 175 Number of holidays 6 Jjumber ilys attendunco 78.475 Number days absence 3,467 W cent of attendunco ...... 90.3 Number of volumes in the school i library man "umber of new book 'bought yeiir 121 Number of ,,pi,, taking thrf I hth irru.l.i u..... I..,. 9C n-...... VMiMllimilUIII . . number paaaed 18 Conditioned , . 7 Failed !!!!!!"!!!!!! i N'limlior Of tuition' niii.llVl'n 't'l.'a hicll nelim. o I "umber of tuition pupil'a'l'n tho KitUlUg 7 OBSERVANCE 'OF MEMORIAL DAY Tll day that tlm nnrlnn linn ent Hide tO honor tlifl linrnn. nf HiA urtry wub appropriately observed " . tloI. All of the biiHinPHa ClOHftil nt linnt. 1 1. L.n.,l tun. .... V Sjv Vila UUII TV UB el0d all duy aud the postofflce ob- "u nuiidny houra. From every J'Wole in St. Helens. Old ofory at '' mast reminded the passer by '"it the nntin.. ..... ji i.. . . e who (lofunded tho flng on many -uy Dattlcllnlds. It wa a Memorial 4X Of noln.li- .,. "on has halted on the brink of r to i,ow with tears and flowers the graves of the hero dead. A" early ng 8 o'clock in the morn- many wonded tholr way to the "ItlOtorln. - -9 j " wYor ine mounas oi Parted friends and relative with ' ew hlooma, and all day long the "Wed spots which are the Inst rest- Places of doar one gone to the A by 11,6 ,oved on" loft behind, ,nI When n...i..,i ... cilll.e me coiiiH- "HCa nan.l.i , , - v.unuuu ono ot a garden -oi ""ful fiowero. ENTERTAIN WITH A RECEPTION Alumni rKnll;M m Krwel Vltrtr- I Sten. Friday nlcht. f,,llnu.ii, n,. 1 wa Oil Ul , The 1916 .nlor clua of the Bl. Paaaenger aboard the McCornilck Helen high school entertained the ateamer Willamette and Wapama, tola of '17. the faculty and the Kev. which arrived In St. Helen Monday Elbert Hick, of Seattle, with a re- horning, report an exciting race be cent Ion at thu hmtui nt mu. 1 ..... .. . . ' u riaiiviiKg lu me coiumoia con.mi.nceii.ent eierclnea. The UlB rlver. The Wapama1 crow contend cIun conalHt of Huth Perry., Kthel j that he la tho fasteat steamer In the Sten, Mrs. W. P. Marah (nee Lucille fleet, and the engine crew of the Hobba), Krod Morgus and Frank ( Willamette were equally positive that Kobortaon. Miaa Kugoula Iteming the Willamette was cupable of run aud Virgil Huttan. also gruduatea in nlng ring around any of the McCor '15. wore unable to be present. mlck veaaela. The Wapama left 8an The alumni of the St. ll-l und lilvli school was organized Saturday eve ning. May 26, at the high school. The following officers were elected: President, Anna Quick '13; vlc3! -w, tivj i v. .,' - proaldent, Mrs. W. ... . i.,u,nli 1 1 , j ocfetnry, lleth Perry 'It; treaaurer, ) Ethel Sten '15. Thore are now 35 j graduate of the m. neicna lilgl. school, the flrat class graduating in Miss Gladys Hobbs gave a farewell party for her friend, Mis Neva Cart man, who leave Wednesday for her new home In North Plains, Ore. Prises were awarded to Miaa Addle Adam and Edna Overen. The color scheme wa effectively carried out In lilac and green. ( VIOLATORS OF LAW GET HEAVY FINES Jucle llngU)- ImiMMfw Fines and Ren tencett Other ('ae to lie Tried. That Judgo Ilagley doos not believe In making light of violation of the prohibition law Ik clearly ahown by the henvy fino and Jul! ssntencea ho tmpoacd on tho) found guilty of lirenklng the law. Friday morning. Krsd Cramer and Joe Clark, who were found guilty of having whisky In tholr possession, were before the court for sentence. Cramer was fined BOO and aentonced to six month In jail, and Clark had a $200 fine Im posed on him with a like Jail sen tence. The Jull sentences, however, were remitted providing the defend rnt promptly paid the fines Imposed together with all court coats. The Judge warned tho men that a further Infraction of tho law would mean that they would have to servo time In the county Jail. Unable to raise the fine money, both men have been confined In the Jail, but it Is under l-flllllllVW III HW J ' 1 1 1 - stood that their cases will bo ap- pealed and the mon will probably be released from Jail today upon fur nishing a satisfactory ball. Saturday the sheriff arrested A. Carlson and 'it. F. Colo for having whlaky In their Doaacsslon, and con fiscated tho 100 or more quarts found ton the premise of the lattor. The grand Jury Indicted both mon, and they are now out on ball. The trial of John Cotes, charged with soiling a bottlo of whisky to John Donahue, occupied the time of the court Tuesday. Aftor a abort de liberation the Jury returned a ver- idict of guilty, and tho Judge Imposed a sentence of $600 with the provision that If $200 of the amount and court costs wa Immediately paid the re maining $300 would not be imposed upon the good behavior of the de: fendant. Sheriff Stanwood and District At torney MotBker have been working overtime on these cases, and In each Instance tho trials of the accused par ties has resulted In a conviction. Aftor a two daya recess, court will convene at 10 o'clock this morning for the trial of other x;aaes. VOTING PLACE FOR PRECINCT NO. 2 Sheriff 8tanwood announce that Instead of using tho law office of E. S. Snolllng, near tho city hall, as the voting ploce for Precinct No. 2. I, a hns arranged to use the building a..nn Athletic Club. The Vi iiiu - v vol In i nlnco for Precinct No. 1 will hn In the basement t tho courthouse and for Precinct No. S will be In the nrirt Follows hall at Houlton. (Ttiese same placos will bo used for tak ing the war census registration on June 5, tho chairman of tho election board having charga of the registration. WILLAMETTE WINS IN OCEAN RACE Hhow llet-l to Hlnter Hl.ip W,,un Niedy Triu I'd fU,t IHDV I L1IM I W I MM II1MTH nn I II A l.ln f,,..., a.. v . .u. , .. Francisco at 4 o'clock Friday after noon, and the Willamette left two hours later. It took twenty-four hours for tho Willamette to overhaul the Wapama. For a day the veasel me nuyitiui-. r ur a uuy me veaaei . . . . . sitntuieu aiiuuai siue oy siuo, out sun day morning the Willamette gradual ly drew away from the Wapama am Wanama and reached the Columbia river two hours beforo the latter vessel, thu win nig tho race by four hour. Officer of both vessel claim there was no race, but at the same time the Willamette' crew make the state ment that for speed the Wapama Isn't in It with tholr veasel. However, both vesaels made remarkably good timo, 64 hours being the running time of the Willamette and 68 hours for the Wapama. LEAKY TRUNK CAUSES ARREST W I. Inky Destined . for Portland Heized by Sheriff. Is Just because a five-gallon keg of whisky was tipped upside down and somo of the precious firewater leaked out, giving nn odor that smelled like whisky, the suspicions of the curious were directed to the trunk, and there by hangs a tale. While the steamer Wapama docked at the mill com pany's dock Monday morning, the passenger and baggage were trans ferred to the S. P. & S. depot. Evi dently the particular trunk was not handled as carefully as it should have been, but it was Just an ordinary, Innocent looking trunk, so the bag gage busters and draymen didn't pay any special attention to It until a very familiar odor came from within the trunk. How the trunk was ODened. how the owner of tho trunk was caught red handed and how he -.-ma in hn In the Hotel DeStnnwood i v u " . - 'is another story which will be brought out In the court room, but the main fact la that the Portland friends of Frank Base who probably anticipated a real house warming and a hearty welcome when he returned from sun nv California with two large flve-gal Ion kogs of whisky, are somewhat dls- n,.nnintBil. for Frank Is In Jail and " ' r ' - tlio whisky Is In possession ot tne sheriff. Sometimes fate seems against a man. and thlB might have been Just one Instance for had the ateamer ar rived two hours earlier the baggage mnA nnaaonrors would have been ranHferred to the Iralda, and per haps Base and booxe would have ar rivoH in Portland safely, but the boat wasn't two hour earlier, and that's why Base and booxe are In St. Hel en. M'NARY IS NAMED FOR LANE'S SEAT Governor Wllhycombe ha named Juries Charles L. McNary, chairman of the state republican committee and formerly Judge of the supreme court, to succeed Senator Harry Lane, who died In San Francisco last week. ' Tinl-n McNary was born near Sa I n An A farm. June 12. 1874. He received hla education In tho public nhoola of Salem, and In 1896 en tered Leland Stanford Unlvorslty In California. In 1898 he wa r.dmltted to tho bar and ha since practiced law. Judge McNary ha pledged himself to work for equr.l auffrage and national orohlblturt and to at rogard party Hnea in tho crisis that fne the nation. Tbe appoint f Judgo McNary apparently gave satisfaction to everyono In the state, as he Is an eminent jurist, ann bolng a native Oregonlan know the needs of the state. NVITES BIDS FOR OFFICE BUILDING L. It. Rutherford Plans on Iiulldli.K Two-Htory Office Btructure. Through his architect, Ernest Kro ner, L. R. Rutherford has invited bids for the erection of a two-story building to be erected on his prop erty on Columbia street and adjoin ing tho Masonic building. The plans call for a structure two stories high, 112x60 feet In dimension and of either brick or hollow tile with face brick exterior. Tho first story of the building will bo divided into five store rooms, and the second story will have 24 office room. There will ie an annex ono-story high, 35x100 et in dimensions, which will prob ably be used for a theatre. Plans In the hands of the architect call for a general contract which will Include the plumbing and electric wiring. Rids for the steam heating plant will he received at a later date. Mr. Rutherford states that work will commence immediately upon tbe acceptance of the contract. The building will be quite an addition to the city and will furnish accommoda tions for many professional and busi ness men. 1 WAK CENSUS DAY FA.T8 TO KKMEMIiEIl War censu day Is Tuesday, June 5. It will be legal hull day. Every male resident between the ages of 21 and 30 years. Inclusive, must reenter. This kcombe to request that you notify all includes aliens, as well a men wlio are sick or crippled. Ex emptions from military service will be determined later. Re Inter in your home vot ing precinct. Itootlia at regu lar voting places will be open from 7 a. m. to 0 p. m. Ab sentees must register before war census day at the office of tlie county clerk of the county in which they lipen to be. Men of military age who are sick must send a comietent persons to the office of the county clerk to arrange for their registration. The penalty . for falling to register, or for giving false, misleading or Incorrect answers is imprisonment without option of fine. LUMBER SHIPMENTS ARE LARGE Allard, tlie Big Auxiliary, is Loaded and Ready to Kail. The steamer Willamette arrived In bt 9 o'clock Monday morning, com- iing light from San Francisco. After taking on 850,000 feet of lumber the Teasel cleared Wednesday bound for 6an Pedro and Redondo. Laden with 1,000,000 feet of lum ber and piling, the steam eV Wapama sailed for San Francisco Wednesday. Her passenger accommodations were comfortably filled. E. H. Kannaday, formerly chief engineer on the City ot Portland, has been assigned to a similar berth on the Willamette, taking the place ot H. Jarde, who has been transferred to the steamer E. H. Meyers. The motor vessol S. I. Allard will probably complete the loading of her cargo tonight and sail tomorrow or Sunday for Sydney, Australia. The cargo will totaV close to 2,000,000 feet. Captain Mitchell and Chief Engineer Gardner promise that the big vessel will give a good account of herself on her maiden voyago. Tho first stop will be at Honolulu, where fuel and supplies will be placed aboard, and the vessol will then pro ceed direct to the Australian port. Effective May 24, tho wageB ot firemen and ollors on the coastwise steamers were increased from $65 to $60 per month, with 50 cents per hour overtime. Fred Erickson, who is employed as foreman at the new shipyards of Kern & Kiernan, in Portland, spent Sunday with his family here. Mr. Erickson states that rapid progress Is being made In getting the ways ready for the two vessol s which the company has contracted to build. WAR CENSUS WILL REACH EVERY PLACE Adjutant General Sends Out Instruc tion to Watch for Blacker. All official of towns and cities in Oregon are on duty to see that the war registration Is properly carried out, and one who seek to hide from military registration on June 5 will regret hi action. Form letters with specific Instructions have been mailed to every mayor In the state of Ore gon, and they are directed to in struct the police officials to make cer tain that all male persons of military ages of registration have registered and are provided with cards testify ing to such registration. The letter sent out by the adjutant general is as follows: "To all Mayors: "You are advised that paragraph 16 of the registration regulations prescribed by the president reads as follows: " 'Police officers of any grade or class, of town, township, county, or state, and all officefs or agents of the federal government are required to render every assistance In the execu tion of this law. It is especially made the duty of such police officers to se'i that all male persons within tho designated ages have registered and to report those who have not 'regis tered to the proper registration board for such action as may be necessary Police officers may require any per son subject to registration to exhibit I his registration certificate.' "I am directed by Governor Withy- concerned of their duties therein Particular attention is invited to the duty ot police officer to see that all male persons within the designated ages have registered, and to report those who have not registered to the proper registration board for bucIi action as may be necessary. These reports will be made to the sheriff of the county, except that in the case ' bf tho city of Portland, such reports will be made to the mayor thereof. "Inasmuch as the registration in the Btato does not occur until June 5, 1917, the active duties of all po lice officers in this connection wiH not become effective until that date, "Acknowledgement of this com munication, together with a state ment of the action taken by you In connection therewith, is rospcctfully requested. "GEORGE A. WHITE, Adjutant General. I. O. O. F. GRAND LODGE ELECTS OFFICERS Enthusiastic Meeting Held at Eugene l&st Week. J. W. Allen, returned Saturday morning from Eugene, where he was in attendance at the meeting of the Grand Lodge ot the Independent Or der of Odd Fellows. The Oregon Re bekah Assembly held its meetings at tho same time. Mr. Allen reports a large attendance ot delegates and a very enthusiastic meeting. The fol lowing officers were elected to servo for the ensuing year: 'Grand master, George W. Trefem of Ashland; deputy grand master, W F. Walker, Springfield; grand secre tary, E. E. Sharon, Portland; grand treasurer, D. D. Donne, The Dalles; grand representativs, Henry S. West- brook, Portland; trustee Odd Fel lows' home, John M. Dixson, Port land. The Oregon Rebekah Assembly elected officers, as follows: President, Mrs. Mary A. Lankes ter of Astoria; vice president, Mrs. Jeante Burke, Grants Pass; grand warden, Mrs. Jessie 'W.hlte, Portland; secretary, Mra. Ora Casper, Dallas; treasurer, Mrs. Eda Jacobs, Port land; trustee of Odd Fellows' home, Mr. Lizzie Howell, Oregon City. Up to date, citizens of St. Helens have invested about $2,000 in tho government's Liberty bonds. In addi tion to this, the local bank sub scribed for $5,000, which bring the total up to $7,000. Many Inquiries are being made as to tho bonds, and in all probability another $10,000 will be invested in these securities of Uncle Sam. A FINAL WORD ON ROAD BOND BILL VOTERS WILL DECIDE If Bill Passes Construction on Per manent Highway Will Begin. The voters of Oregon will, on Mon flay, June 4, decide whether or no the state will begin the construction of permanent highways and pull Ore gon out of the mud, or the present , policy ot building a mile or so of inferior road In different sections of the state will be continued. Much has been said in opposition to tho good roads bonds which has no bearing on tbe measure and could only be designed to poison or preju dice the voters against the measure. That being the case, the following pertinent facts are submitted for the information and thoughtful consider ation of the impartial voter. The road bond bill proposes the is suance ot $6,000,000 twenty-five year 4 per cent bonds tor the construction of a system ot statewide hard-sur faced highways. The roads to be im proved are designated in the bill and 'include the main traveled roads throughout the state. Revenue has been provided by stat ute for paying both interest and prin cipal and retire the bonds at matur ity without increasing taxes. The money derived from the increased automobile licenses and the quarter mill state road tax will pay the in terest and retire the bonds and also , leave a substantial balance for the construction of other roads not enu merated in the bond bill. The automobile owners, and 40 per cent of them are in Multnomah coun ty, are willing to pay the Increased license and thus bear the expense of the roads, so why should any prop erty owner, either in the city or coun try, object to having a good road at. the cost of the autolst? Another matter. All of the money raised from the sale of the bonds will be expended under the direction ot the state highway commission ap pointed by Governor Wlthycombo. and the commission has announced that in expending the funds all por tions of the state will be treated im partially. The first road work to be done will be on the highway between the Mult nomah county line and Astoria, since Columbia and Clatsop counties will derive an immediate benefit from tho building of the highway, it is not reasonable to suppose that many vot era ot either county will voto against the interest ot their own county. Approval of the road bond bill on June 4 will be an endorsement of a plan that Insures for the state tho construction ot a system of hard surfaced roads with funds already provided by law and without increas ing taxes, except on the automobile owner. Poor roads are expensive things tor the community, and to vote 314 X Yes means that you are willing to help "pull Oregon out ot the mud." COLUMBIA RIVER RISES RAPIDLY Water Will Cover City Dorks Sunday if Raise Continues. During the past tew days the Col umbia river has raised several feet, and Thursday afternoon there was only 26 inches ot space between the water and the dock planks. From Wednesday noon until Thursday noon, according to Frank Wilkins, who keeps a close watch on the stage ot water, there was a rise of 14 Inches, and with the stage of water increasing in the upper Columbia, Mr. Wilkins predicts that the city docks will be covered Saturday night or Sunday morning. Anticipating this, the merchants who have goods stored in their warehouses on the dock are making preparations to move them. The greater portion ot Sauvies Island is flooded and the dairymen have moved their herds ot cattle to the higher lands across the slough on the Oregon side of tho river. v Old-timers predict that the stage of water this year will exceed that ot last yoar, when the docks were covered with water to the depth of 18 Inches. if V