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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY GLUME XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1917 JUT II I r -I l I lT I K?? "i III II II p" TT I I ) Ion tit) hi lfKI!i I lit jri AA4 J is fENTY MEN CALLED FOR ARMY SERYICE lijST REPORT TUESDAY Low! fall l""UMl '"I lrftl Mii Hrritlii mill lluniii't Plniinml. Clerk Harnolt of tho local exomp od board hna aent lottors to tlio men Iiom namca appear bolow uml who lro drafted for service in the mw illed Hlalea army to appear In Ht. llflni Tuesday afternoon, tho ltltli pill., and b In readiness to mitraln Wednesday mornliiK for American Ait, Waah., whore the weatern boya Lrt to lie tralnml. Twenty-nine of aa boya have boon cnllml, though oly twenty will he wnt on thin rjill. Tho Ural twenty named, therefore, ir die onea who will go, the mat floe alternates and will he culled Iff. The boya will apond tbo night In . Ilshma and leavo on the 8:12 irain Wednesday morning for Goble ud Kalamu, whoro thny will tnko a pwlal Croat Northern train for American l.ako. In all prohahillty dllier Bherlff (t'olonnl) Slanwood or fork (Major) Harnett will occom- !ny IIib boya on tholr trip aa fur tho training cump. Tueadny night ht sheriff, who la chnlrnian of the toard, will call the roll and then Ijn the men to quarters, instruct- I them to report at the courthouae airly Wednesday morning. Tin namoa of thcao who will go ire: Orvllle D. Gnrrlaon, Scappooao. William Prlnglo, Miat. Jolm Anderson. Halnlnr. John I.. Iloaaa, (Jutncy. Louli W. Hoosol, Warren. Albert Krlckaon, IiikIU. Kaflat'l Vuliirlnl. Klrwood. Curtla Hay, I'rnacott. Elmer llendrlckaon, Qulncy. Edward llyakoll. Warren. John W. Turner. Clatakanle. John K. tllrt, Halnlur. Nlailon K. Lovelace, Kalnler. Geo K. Wolla. Ht. Helena. Elijah Martin, lloulton. liurrull I'. Gravos. Ht. Helena. Johnny Hlgga, Clatakanle. Ernest Johnaon, Klrwood. T. Henry Williams, Prcncolt. Jin. I). Mcllonuld, Ht. Helena. These, twenty nro auppoaed to be tbe first to ko. but tho following iltornatea have nlno been called In the event that all of the flrat twenty Jo not put In an appearance: Charlea Moroland, Clutskanlo. Jerry l'rnaton, Kalnler. Frank Llgarskl, Hcappooae. Jacob (. lluker. Warron. Louis K. Anderaon, Kalnler. Stanley II. Thomna, Ooblo. Elmer E. Cook, Kalnler. Edward Mellon, Apiary. The Ht. Helens Honor Guard, through itn cotnmtttoo, Miss Bessie Hattan ami Mra. E. C. Laws, la moll ln Invltatlona to the boya requesting them to attend a dinner and enter tainment at Guild hull at 7 o'clock Tuesday ovftilng. Tho Invltutlon la lo all the boya drafted, oven If they m not Included In the Mat of thoae "ho aro now called on to go. The wmmltteo luiB arranged a very luter eillng progrum and ample provision has been made for a menu that will wtlsfy the wants of the Inner man. After ttn supper the boys wll be 'he guest of the Rud Cross branch at the city hall. A program consist ing of apoochoa, music, otc, has beon Mrr.ngoU and tho public Is cordially Invited to be prosont and Join In tho Mehrntlon In honor of thoao who go o defend tho fink. h la qulto probahlo a large dolo- tttlon of citizens will be at the depot Wednesday morning to wlah tho boya goodbye and godapeed. WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS St. Melons Womun's Club hold Its tegular mooting Wedneadny after loon. The subjoct was Colombia, 8uth America, and several lntoreBt Papers woro rend, lleroaftor the cluh will meet on the Imt and third Tuowlays of tlio month, In order that Ha mooting datos will not conflict 'th thoae of the Rod Cross. Tlio program for tho noxt mooting la: "The Land of Ecuador," Mrs. A. 8- Hlaey. "Hown the Coaat to Ecuador," M. Flora Owens. "Tho Sponge Industry," Mrs. L. R. "uthorford. "The Pan-Amorlcnn Union," Mra. B- S. Snolllng. SIX MORE ROAD DISTRICTS FORMED lolutiil.1. runty . lut HUtwnitXld re,mH m l)UKlteni , iMHin. tM. - Complying with tho provltilona of tho law pnaaed at the laat aeHHlon of tho leKlalaturo muklng all Incorpor ated towns separata road districts, tho county court at its recent aeaahiu made six now dlHtrlcta. St. Helena la No. 12; Coble, No. 13; llalnler, No. 14; Clatakuniu, No. ID, ami Ver nonlu, No. 16. All of Huuvlea Inland north of the Multniiinah county lino Is put in one road dlKtrlct, No. 11. A hill whh paaaed at tho l:at leKlalature mak ing all Inlands containing more than 12 aipiare miles a oeparatu road dis trict. Hauvlea laland la Juat a frar t Ion more than 12 aiu:.re mllea, hence It la now a district. j Kvldently aomeono slipped this In nocent looking hill through both houaea, but it crops out now why it waa done. Judge Hattan states he! Ilia not familiarized hlmaelf with all of tho new road l:iw, but ho knows that there la a provision which Btatcn that 70 per cent of all tho money raised In tho district must be spent within that district. The law also . provides for viewers and patrollers of roada, and whatever that might mean the Juilgn waa not quite sure. SCAPPOOSE BOYS AT AMERICAN LAKE Camp Lewis, Sept. 9, 1917. Hon. A. F. Harnett, County Clerk, St. Helens, Ore. Hear Mr. Harnett: Well we are finally aettled and aro getting along fine and dandy. Wo spent the first threo days policing, which Is clean-j lug up. We were not much In love with that part of It, but It had to be i doiio and everybody took hold with u will and Jovial mi-.nner which al moBt made play out of It. That pnrt of tho work is over now, aa we start-' cd drilling yesterday. Wo were booked on tho wrong ; train and were taken through to Ta- j comu and had to come hack tho game way for about twenty miles. You had better tell the next group to bring Bomo chnnga with them ax a 60 cent meal ticket doesn't go very far with a normal man'a oppetlte In a dining car. It only covered about half of oura. Tho cook of each com pany here has to keep an exact ac count of how much It costs to feed each imrti. Ho la allowed about 40 cents a day per man. Ilutter Is a minus quantity. Wo were Issued two blankets, a tick nnd springs tho first night we wero hero. After we were located In tho squad room aoveral bales of hay wero opened and we all scrambled to fill our ticks, football nnietico comes In handy here. We have to bo In the squad room nt 9 o'clock and taps aro sounded at 10. Wa aet ud at 6 and make our beds and swoep before breakfast. Our evenings are genorajly spent playing baseball, football, basketball, or Borne other game until dark, then we can go to the Y. M. C. A. tent aim read, write, play checkers, sing or listen to tho music. We have a piano here and plenty of players, also a phono graph. n This camp Ib 18 miles long ami n miles wide. It contains 70.000 acres. Its extonslvonoss Impresses one. It Is like a big new town. It has wldo streets, and. tho buildings are uni form. Wo have splendid shower baths ond everything Is fixed up as com fortable as posslblo ou such short notice, but It will be much nicer miiuii It is finished. There are throe more divisions of the camp but we have not visited ttinm Will toll you tho rest as soon as we have our examinations, got our uniforms and aro pormanently as signed. Thanking you In particular, and the rest of the board for the trounio we put you to nnd tho lntorest you took In our welfare, we aro Yours slncorely, H N. MILLER and F. WIST. p, s. if anybody asks us whore to find the best local boord In tho o w will direct them to St. Hel ens. Toll the noxt bunch to bring some old clothes olong, also some clinnges of undorwear. socks, and handkerchlofs as thoy may not get uniforms ond clothing right away. DRAFTED BOYS ARE BANQUETED Iteliekul, Are HokIh. In honor of Carl Aamand, Burrell Graves nnd J. Uonnld McDonald, who will soon leavo for service In the I'nlled States army, tho Odd Follows and Uebokulia gave a Joint farewell banquet Saturday night at which 80 people were present. Hev. A. S. HiHcy delivered the principal address of the evening. Tho program In cluded Impromptu speeches and mu bIc by Smith's orchestra. Ico cream, cake and coffee wore served and after the lunch was disposed of dunclng was Indulged In until 'tho midnight hour. COVKIINOIl JAMES WITllYCOMBE Who will he a guest of the city und county Thursday, tho 20th, nnd will make nn address at the Fair Grounds at 2 o'clock. The governor will ar rlvo on the 1:43 p. in. train nnd will he met nt tho station by city and county officials, representatives of the f".ir board and commercial club. CLERK'S OFFICE SHOWS A PROFIT KccrltM for I'liNt Kiglit Mouths More Than Kxpeiises. According to figures compiled by County Clerk Harnett, his office shows a profit for the eight months ending August 31, 1917. During that time tho receipts of the office were $2,853.93, and the total dis bursements wero $2,555.54, leaving a net profit of $280.39 for the period mentioned. Tho disbursements ln cludo everything in the line of sal aries, office, fixtures and supplies and also the considerable " oxpense that was Incurred by reason of the draft und the subsequent expenses In ex (nation of and reports on exemp tion. Tho showing is a most credit ablo ono and tho county clerk and his assistants ore to bo congratu lated. Tho roport of tho experts who some months ago chocked up the rec ords of the office Btated that every thing was found lu excellent condi tion and that It was one of the best administered clerk's offices In the state. CHANGE IN RAILROAD SCHEDULE SUNDAY Effective Sunday, the 16th, the S. P. & S. R. R. will resume tholr regu lar winter schedulo ou the Portland Seaside branch of tho road. Train No. 26 will letivo St. Helena nt 7:68 a. m., arriving in Portland at 9:16 a. m. Train 22 leaves St. Holons at 11:21, arriving at Portland at 12:20 p. m. Truln 28 loaves St. Holons at 3:56 p. m. and arrives at Portland at 5 p. m., and train No. 24 leaves nt 8:64 p. m arriving at Portland nt 9:56. Tho Astorla-SeuBldo express leaves Portland at 8:10 a. m.; the Ralnlor local. No. 25, nt 12:35 p. m., and again nt 6:35 p. m. The through train loaves Portland nt 6:30 p. in. and arrives nt St. Helens at 7:24 p. m. Tho full schodulo will be pub lished next weak. f 'U i 7W, - f HIGHWAY LOCATION FINALLY SETTLED West Hide of Hail road Track is Designated by Commission. At Its meeting in Salem WednCB duy, the state highway commission decided the Important question as to the location of the highway in Col umbia county by voting that it should follow the so-called wect side route. This means that the high way will continue on the west side from Scappooue, through Warren and Houton and Join the present high way nt Mcllrido's fill between Col umbia City end Deer Island. The selection of tho routo settles a long agitated question, and it Is now posslblo thr.t the commission will take some action towards the I building of the road. It Is under ' stood that many of the property own ers on the west sldo have made rea sonable right of way offers to the county court, and tho rest of the right of way may be obtained without any serious difficulty. Commissioners Denson and Adams voted in favor of the west side route, and Commissioner Thompson did not express his preference. A block of $000,000 of road bonds was sold to tho Capital National Bank of Salem for $472,130. Other matters relative t o road building throughout the state were acted upon. WORK PROGRESSING ON FLOURING MILL Owners Plan to Ojerato Plant Within Thirty Days. Construction work Is progressing Batisti'.ctorily on the St. Helens flour ing mill. The concrete basement is complete and the floor and rafters aro in place on the first floor. The building is 30x40 feet and will be two stories high. The basement, where tho engines and other machin ery will be sot up, is 9 feet high and 30 feet wldo. Tho fl:-st story will be 12 feet from tho floor to the celling, and tho second story 14 feot. Four bins, 8 feet square ond 26 feet deep, are r.ow being built. The capacity of the bins will bo about 4,000 bush els of wheat. Machinery is now on the way from the east, and Mr. Buck, the superin tendent of tho plant, thinks it will ho here by the time the building is ready. At the first, 11 is planned to make 25 barrels of flour per day, but tho mill has been built soxthat a 60-burrel dally output can bo made without nddltlonr.l machinery. Mr. Buck thinks that within two years enough wheat will bo grown In 'the vicinity of St. Helens to keep the plant operating, with the exception, of course, of the hard wheat. Flour turned out by the mill will ho marketed under a St. Helens brand and that not locally used will bo shipped to other towns. On the Btart the mill will employ five or six men, nnd later on, when tho daily capacity Is Increased, more operatives will bo employed. Eight carpenters aro nt work on tho mill building, end the progress they are making indicates that tho structure will be (n readiness when tho machinery arrives. BIG CATCHES OF SALMON REPORTED The fall lshlng season opened Mon day and fishermen In this vicinity have made largo catches. Many of the boats have delivered more than a ton of fish each while very few have been credited with loss than 600 pounds for a night's work. Close to 100 torm of fish have been delivered to the two buying stations of can neries located here, and tho run of salmon and Steelheads still continues. PORTLAND MARKETS Cattle Best steers, $9 to $9.75; good steers, $7.60 to $8.75; good cowa, $6.75 to $7.60; ordinary, $4 to $6.75; heifers, $7 to $8; calves, $7 to $9.50; bulls, $4 to $6.75; stockers and feeders, 4.60 to $7.25. Hogs Prime light, $16.75 to $17; prime heavy, $16.50 to $16.75; bulk, $16.25 to $16.60; pigs, $14 to $15.50 Sheep Yearlings, $10 to $10.60; wethers, $9.75 to $10.50; ewes, $8 to $8.60; western lambs, $13.00 to $13.60; valley lambs, $11.76 MORE WORK FOR PITTSBURG ROAD One Mile More to lie Built Will CVwt $7,'.M). The county court has entered Into a contract with E. A. Gessell of Ver- nonla, to construct one mile of road on tho St. Helens-Plttsburg road. The contract calls for only tho- grading, and the new portion of the road will begin where the recently constructed road leading out of Pittsburg ends. Though only a mile In length, the new piece of road will eliminate the rough Pittsburg hill, and following tho highway survey will Join the old road on the east side of the hill. The contract price Is $7,300, and the work Is to begin Immediately, though the court has given Mr. Gessel until May 31, 1918, to complete the Job. With the completion of the piece of road, there will still be left nine mles to be built before Trenhom is reached. While not considering any extensive road bulding on this line, the county court will keep the road open and passable until such time as they can appropriate sufficient funds for the completion of the en- tiro road. OUR COUNTY FAIR SHOULD BE GOOD ONE (By D. C. Howard, County Agricul tural Agent.) During the next few weeks almost every county In the state will hold its local agricultural fair. These undertakings will vary with different counties from well managed, well at tended and well supported exhibi tions down to mere Jumbles of farm products brought together in a hurry. When traveling from ono county to another one will be impressed with the big difference in local support given to the county fairs by the farm ers and townspeople. Show me a community where the county fair is an event of general support and com mon Interest to the whole of the coun ty, both farmers and townspeople, and I will Bhow you a community where good feeling prevails and whero co-operation and progresslve ness are in force. Show me a county whore no common interest Is shown, where no community is Interested in any other community and I can Bhow you one that is unprogrcssive, bus plctous and Jealous. At one of our eastern Oregon coun ty fairs several hundred head of fine pure bred livestock are Bhown each year, and the quality of tho fair as a whole reveals that of the state fair. Farmers and townspeople co-operate In a remarkable way in making the event a success. Visitors are given a hearty welcome and the county fair never falls to make a hit. As a re sult the whole county has a friend ship and feeling of good will that sticks to one. The state and county together fur nish the money for our own county fair, and it is intended to be a place for comparing results and matching skill. We learn to do things better by seeing them done, and therefore we can do bettor when we try to per form the same feat. When we come to the fair with our exhibits, we should hope to win, but we should admire the article or man who beats us. Every farmer and townsman in the county Bhould support the fair to the very best of his ability. Come to teach and to learn; to profit and to give. Columbia county has many prob lems to ovorcomo and needs every possible measure of co-operation and good feeling between all the com munities If the county is to come to the front as somo of the other coun ties have. We should all adopt the motto, "Forgot the grudge." Bring your best to the fair; tell your neigh bor to come out and bring his fam ily. Take the Judge's verdict and then shake hands with the man that beats you. When such a spirit is manifest and such support given, our county fair will be the success It should be. Sonator Chamberlain is Informed by the adjutant goneral that a cable has been received from General Per Bhlng stating that Lieut. Paul Whid- den, of Portland, was moderately wounded in the recent German air raid on the base hospital. COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 19 MANY FARM EXHIBITS Bigger and Better Exhibits Assured Friday is Children's Day. Officials of the fair board have been very busy this week arranging for the opening of the county fair next Wednesday, the 19th. The grounds are being cleaned up and put In shape, old fences repaired and new ones built. Under the direction of President Fullerton, the buildings are being overhauled and made ready for the best fair yet held in the coun ty. Indications are that more con cessions will be sold than in former years, and Secretary Allen was in Portland yesterday closing up ar rangements for several attractive fsa tures. Thursday has been designated as Governor's day, and a large crowd is expected to be present to hear Ore gon's chief executive address the citi zens of the county. Governor Wlthy combe is familiar with the agricultu ral possibilities of Oregon and will speak along these lines. After his address thore will be a grand float parade and liberal cash prizes are offered for the best float. The stock parade is to be the next number on the program. Friday will be the big day of the fair for the children, as the board has named this Children's day. Dr. Emll Enna and Supt. Allen have arranged a good program for the occasion and have secured Dr. Francis Drake, of Portland, as the principal speaker of the day. A prize cup is offered for the best glee club songs. The school exhibits promise to be bigger and better than ever before and will tax the accommodations of the school building, as some schools will have exhibits this year which have not heretofore made a display at the fair. The Baby Show will attract much attention, as many prizes have been offered as inducements for the fond parents to bring the babies. All in all, indications point to a very suc cessful and entertaining fair, and if the weather is good record crowds are expected. IMPROVEMENT WORK ON OREGON HIGHWAYS The Dalles, Ore. Bids will be re ceived by the Wasco county court until 2 p. m. September 25, for the grading, ditching, draining and mac adamizing of The Dalles-Dufur sec tion and the Dufur-KIngsley section of The Dalles-California highway in Wasco county. Also for the construc tion of the Sevon Per Cent route and the Dry Creek route of The Dalles- Mosier road. Eugene, Ore. Lane county is building twice the amount of road this year as expected when estimates wero made this spring, but expendi tures for roads havo not increased. Tho cost of construction has been re duced by replacing teams and wagons with a great caterpillar tractor and trains of cars. . The 75 horsepower engine, in a single load, hauls 32 square yards of gravel, equal to aver age loads for 20 teams of horses, and travels over the road at about the same speed. The tractor is being used in practically all phases of road work, and in the preparation of grades in some Instances has effected a saving of 75 per cent of the first estimates, based on the cost of road building by the old mothod. Salem, Ore. The paving contract for all the local work on the Pacific Highway (five miles each way from Aurora) has beon cancelled, because the Southern Pacific could not furnish cars to haul the crushed rock needed. The highway commission proposes to substitute eight miles between Canby and Oregon City for the work aban doned here. It is reported that the Clackamas county court offers to re move the rock cut at the New Era hill, crush the rock and sell It to the contractor whoso paving bid Is ac cepted. Roseburg, Ore. The county en gineer is instructed to prepare plana for the Improvement of the Roseburg Myrtle Point road a distance of eight miles, to cost $40,000.