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k Helens BecomiiigStiipbiiildiiiA Center -Another Yard for Columbia City
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917 mkirir-1 tklDf'" Xllfm. lint Drill'! COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR IS NOW IN PROGRESS HAS GOOD ATTENDANCE tiKUr Hchol ClilldiWn I lay In- Unwtliitf Program Arrang"!. Th sixth minimi Columhlu County flip was o)ini'il Wednesday moru la!. In the forenoon iiuiny of tliu exhibits wnro not in place, and mil mill tho afternoon did llio crowd bofln tu assemble. Inspection of tihlblls, tlin livestock parade, music if tlio Warren bund und a balloon uceiulon by Prof. l-oHlrunge, cntor- Ulocd Hi" crowd during tlio after noon. Thumdiiy all exhibits wore In plim and a more creditable showing wo niuilo. Considering tho wenthnr conditions of tlio past summer, tliu iirlcultural exhibit are most credlt ible. (ireut yellow pumpkins; long tin of pearly and yollow corn p-fop-D out from groon shock; lull glu Jin containing pnum. apples, peaches, berrlc and other fruit grown In the county; potaloou, wlitnt, ryo, out led other funn products show con tlunlvuly tlmt ColumliU county I a firming country, or can lo mucin uich. In tlio woman's building " many exhibit of noedlnwork which iltrurta tlio attention of tlio visitors. Tlio school exhibit I par excel Nco, and many of Columbia couu- ty'i ichool are rcpruitmilod. The eililblt of thn school children at tracted much favornblo comment. In tho livestock department ono mayietho nnit of Ayrshire, Short lioro, llolsleln and Jersey cuttle, nnd tho fact that "plga are pig" I dem onstrated by the exhibit of Poland China. Berkshire, Chester Wlilto and ther thoroughbred hoc" and pig Tho exhibit of druft and work liorKe, hlle not o largo a In former your, la good, and attrr.cta the Interval of those Interested In raining borne. Not so much attention has been len to the poultry exhibit a In former yeara, but tie vert liuloss It In moit creditable. Tho feature of yoaterdny'a program ai a speech by liln excellency, Gov ernor Wllhycomho. Tlio governor arrived on tho 1:43 truln und waa met at the depot by a delegation of cltlaen headed by W. J. Fullerton. president 0f tho fair bonrd. Tho gov ernor made a careful Inspection of tlio agricultural cxblhlta and com plimented Proaldent Kullerton and Secretary Allen on tho lino allowing n'l. IIIh speech wua attentively listened to and heartily applauded by Hie hundred preaent. Fred Morgiia, who tondored bin car 'or the governor' aervlce and volun teered hi service na chauffeur, took tho governor nnd a party of friend on an auto rldn around tbo city bo 'orn time for tbo governor to tuke train for Portland. The roal big dny of tbo fair la to daySchool Children' day. At 10 o'clock the grund parade will occur, and before noon tho Hoy Scout will Klvo a drill. In tho afternoon, be ginning at 1 o'clock, tbo Grund MuhI Wl Festival progrum will be given. , 1'rof. LcHtrungo wlH glva another i balloon UHCenalon, und otber amuso inunt feature will Horve to Interest ' Hie ninny wbo will nttond. The Columbia County Fnlr for tbl . yenr bag been a distinct buccobm, and ilio fair board Is to bo congratulated ii tho good allowing made. Secro '"ry Allen promises that bo will have tt complete premium list niado up within tho next few woeka and It will 1)0 PubllHhod In tbla paper. AGENT DIVENS ' GETS PROMOTION R"es to Houwldo and Huh Taken Omrgo of That Htnt.lon. J- O. Dlvons, who bua acceptably "Und tbo poHltlon us agont of tbo 8- r- A S. at St. Melons for a mini ''or of years, lias been transferred to BkuhIcIo, whtcli, from a railroad tandpolnt, Is a moro doslrablo sta tlon on account of aliortor bours and '"8 dotull work. Mr. Dlvons loft TiiOHday night and will Hhortly bo '"lolwod by bis wlfo and chlldron fl.nr their personal matters hero aro c'OH0d up. 'loth Mr. and Mrs. Dlvons have mniy friends horo wbo wish them 8UCC0BS In their new locution. ANOTHER SHIPYARD FOR COLUMBIA CITY Nit n Obtained Work at Once. to Begin Another shipyard 1 noon to be established at Columbia City. The alto obtained lay Jiut north of the Huiuiuuratroiu yard and ample space for a yard and ways bus been se cured. The concern that will oper ato tbo yard Is the International Shipbuilding Company, an Oregon corporation, which lias Med articles of Incorporation with the state. Attorney Ceorge M. Mcllride, who represents the company, Informs the Mlt that work will begin within thirty daya; that lumber bus already been ordered for temporary struc ture, and as soon na tho mills can deliver the largo timbers for ways und machine shop active work will bo In progress. Though the com pany ha acceptod no contracts, sev eral urn under consideration nnd will probably be undertaken when the yurd I ready for operation. Mr. Mcllride was somewhat reti cent ubout tliu detail but author ized the statement that tho yard was an assured fact; that It would be one of the large yard of the Columbia river and work on Its construction will be riiHhed. With tho establishment and oper ation of this yurd several hundred m ui will be given employment und the town und community will lr in ner the more. VACATION TIME OVER; SCHOOL NEXT MONDAY I'ai ully is Complete and lOvei-j thing III KoiulliioHM for Ktart. All plans aro complete for the opening of school Monday morning, and a well trained corp of teacher huvo been obtained. Hev. I). J. Tay lor has been elected us one of the toacbors In the high school to fill the vacancy caused by tho resignation of Prof. Koed. Tlio following is the as signment of work: John (iiimm School First grade, Miss Heth Perry. Second grade, Miss Helen Hall. Third grade, Mra. Amnndii Lake. Fourth grade, Miss Helen lial berth. Fifth grade, Miss Huby lllcke- thler. Sixth grade, Miss I.nuru Stennich. Seventh grade, Mrs. Kfflo Wilson. Klghth grade, Mr. Joseph McCoy. High School Language, Miss Ada McCowen. Science, Miss Jennie Muggins. Mutliemnllcs Mr. Donald J. Tay lor. Pedugogy and History, Mr. L. L. Hukor. Mcllride School First and Second grades, Miss Kthol Malthows. Third and Fourth grades, Mrs. An drows. Fifth nnd Sixth grades, Miss Arm strong. Seventh and Klghth grudeB, Mr. Chus. Lake. All beginners In the first grade should enter during tho first two weeks of school, as no new classes for beginners will bo formed after that time, nnd all pupils nro urged to entor on tlio opening day. There will be a touchers' meeting In tho high school building at 2:30 p. in. Saturday. This will bo an Im portant meeting nnd all teachers aru expectod to attend. All music teachers who nro expect ing to give lessons to high school pu pils with a view to getting music credit, should see tho superintendent ,.,wl All out a (luullfleatlon blank, showing that thoy aro properly nunll- llod to teach music. PORTLAND MARKETS dttlo Host beef steers, t to $9.76; good beef steer. $7.50-8.75; best beef cows, $0.75-7.50; ordinary to good cows, $4-6.75; best heifer-. $7-8; bullB, $4-6.75; calves, $7.00 9. GO; Btocker and feeder steers, $1 to $7.25. Hokh Current prlcos aro: Prime light, $7.76 to 17.85; prime heavy, $17.65-17.76; plga. $14 to $16; bulk, $17.76. Tops Monday brought $18. 8l1P(,p Western lnmbs, $13.00 to $13.50; valley lambs, $11.75-12.60; yearlings, $10-10.50; wethers, $9.75 10.60; ewes, $8 to $8.60. LUMBER SHIPMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA Week's NhlppliiK IjuKo .ur Ves sels lOud. Harvey Itothchlld has been ap pointed as purser on tho steamer Willamette, succeeding C. Neeman, resigned. Mr. Itothchlld Is an ex perienced and unable, officer, and no doubt will add to the popularity of tho McCormlck stenmnhlp line. Tho steamer Klumuth arrived in Wednesday noon and went to the j lng men to Franco and England. No tie boom, where 1,000,000 feet of 1 arrangements have been made by the ties will bo taken on for delivery at j company operuting tho vessels to San Pedro. The vessel will sr.il Sat- place other tonnage on the San Frau urduy night. j cisco-Fluvol route, though it is Coming light, tho steamer Mlllu- thought such arrangements will soon melto, Captain Krickson, arrived j be made. Tho taking off of these early Wednesday morning nnd is tak-i vessels is a groat loss to Portland lng on a full cargo of lumber and i and the Columbia river territory, as piling for delivery In the Hay City, they afforded quick freight and pas Captnln F.rlrkson plans to clear the sengor service. vessel Saturday night and will have The short notico given the com- a number of passengers. ; The steamer Dclsy Matthews ar-1 rived Thursday morning and is com pleting her lumber cargo for delivery at S:n Pedro. K. II. Kaunady, formerly chief en gineer of tho Willamette, has been transferred to tho Wahkeenu, and Chief Hoblnson of tho Wahkeent to the Willamette. Tho Wahkeenu this trip goes to South America. Kan niuly wanted to go nnd Hoblnson didn't bunco the change. LABOR UNREST DELAYS TIMBER DEVELOPMENT l-j-cles Kyiidicuto Drops Plans at Pre ent for lagging Itaihvuy. Hy reason of unsettled conditions tho rains of last week slightly Inter In the local labor world, plans of the'fered. The ono mile of road from Kceles syndicate to construct logging j Pittsburg towards St. Helens has railways into tho Immense timber j been completed and Is a first class tracts purchased last spring from the j pBce of work. As stated in our last Dubois Lumber Company aro held in Issue; a contract has been let for an abeyanco. According to David C. j other mile on this road. Eccles, president of tho American- i On the third mile of road, Mr. Oregon Lumbar Company and also of Abry states there is a prospect of tho Oregon Lumber Company, the 'securing a supply of good rock, so project to establish sawmills in tho J with tho completion of the grading, Columbia river district or in Port- rocking will be begun. It is stated land to work up tho timber bought In I that some of the residents in the the northwestern corner of the state Trenholm district are contemplating Is also held up, although somo deft-1 tho levying of a special road tax for nlte announcement may bo made be- Hint district so more funds will be foro he returns to his homo at Ogden, available for work on the road from rtah. I Trenholm towards Pittsburg. HONOR LIST RISING IN As ii I'.esult of Testing and Culling Itulsed to Fort) -five Tlio honor Hut of the Gresham Slough Cow Tasting Association lias grown to such an extent that it Is necessary to rniso tho standard to 45 pounds Instead of 40 pounds as herdtoforo. This is very gratifying and shows that tho production has been raised through testing and cull inu. August has been a very hard month for tho dairymen !n this section nnd some huvo becomo dl".cour.god und disposed of their herds. However, the list we piihllnti shows that there uro many good cows which are being pointed out to tho owners of herds In tills vicinity and elsewhere through COWS PRODUCING OVER 45 POUNDS BUTTEUFAT IN THE MONTH Owner. Nnnio, Brood. John Farr Kosie, G. Dur. John Fnrr Spot, G. Hoi. John Farr l'uhe, O. Hoi. John Farr Sprutz, G. llol. C. M. Johanson. .Tuto, G. Hoi. C C. Woodcock. . Favenno,' U. Jor. J.' Luscher No. 3, G. Jer. Kred I'lrlch .... Annie 2nd, G. Hoi. S H, Hull No. 37, G. Hoi. Wist Bros Hotina Hose, H.Hol. J. Luscher Muyborry, G. Hoi. simi WoIrh Lucy. G. Hoi. Mult Farm Kugni.i Boso, R.Jer. llin Karr No. 28, O. Hoi. I W. S. Johnson . . . Molly, G. llol. Wist Bros No. 2 D.. Q. llol. I Mult Harm Blncklo, G. Hoi. ! John Farr No. 21, G. Hoi. H G. Mullenhoft, . Daisy, Q. Hoi. G. Jonsrud Mnrllla, K. Hoi. I G. Jonsrud Jene, O. Jar. Fred Ulrlch Pinky, Q. Jor. ' wist Bros No. 34 A., G Dur. Johanson Bros. . . Brlndle, O. Dur. C. C. Woodcock .. Brownlo, G. Jor. Johnnnon Bros. ..No. 16, G. Jor. C. J. I'nls Beuty, G. Jer. VtpiI H i man . . . sun, u. jor. inoirina iiio above mentioned cows iluced over 40 pounds buttrfat for DANA S. FRAME, Tester. GOVERNMENT TAKES GIANT STEAMERS (Jreut .Northern and Northern Pacific Have llen Commandeered. The United States government has taken over the giant steamers Great Northern and Northern Pacific for military necessities, and they have been ordered to proceed to Bremer ton, Wash., navy yard at once. It is presumed that both vessels will be used as transports to take our fight- pany by the government has left them unable to make any immediate plans for the resumption of freight and passenger business. In tbo mean time the business will be handled by the steam schooners and the Portland-Sun Francisco steamer line. The vessels taken over by the government cost about $2,600,000 each and were built in Philadelphia In 1916. ROAD WORK IN NEHALEM PROGRESSES noadmnster Abry returned Satur day last from a week's Inspection trip In the lower end of the county and in tho Nelmlem country. He states that all road work has been progressing satisfactorily, except that COW TESTING ASSN. tbo Standard of Production Has Iteen Pounds of liutterfat. tlio testing association. John Farr, of W.irren, has the high honor this month, having both high lienors nnd high cows. Ills herd of 12 cows have an average of 901 pounds of milk and 39.18 pounds of butterfnt wr.s produced per cow. The average cost of feed per cow was $5.68. In order that more of tho dairymen outside of the association may have a better idea of the work, Dana S. Frame, tetter, has made a careful report of tho expet amount und cost of food of each cow for the mouth. The average cost wns $5.96. Tin detailed report follows Butter- Ago. 9 3 8 7 .6 6 6 6 8 11 4 Frosh. May July July Juno Jun. June July July July Juno Mnr. May July May May July July May Juno May July July Juno May June Milk. 1050 1283 1326 1500 1061 1091 1370 1481 1505 1.108 1423 865 885 1478 1153 1200 1227 1221 1274 703 954 1063 1103 880 930 1103 979 1271 Test. 6.3 4.5 4.3 3.7 6.2 4.9 3.9 3.6 3.5 4.0 3.66 6.0 5.8 3.4 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.88 7.0 6.1 4.5 4.3 5.3 6.0 4.2 4.7 3.6 fat. 66.15 57.73 57.01 55.60 65.12 63.45 53.43 63.31 52.52 52.32 52.08 51.90 51.33 50.75 60.73 60.40 50.30 50.06 49.43 49.21 48.65 47.82 47.42 46.64 46.50 8 11 8 6 46.32 46.01 July 45.76 there are 18 others that have pro the month of August. H. G. MULLENHOFF, Secretary. SHIPYARD STRIKE IS STILL ON Government May Take Hand in Set tling Matter. Apparently the shipyard strike In St. Helens and at the other yards on the Pacific coast is no nearer a set tlement than when the men, acting on orders from an unknown Bource, laid down their tools Saturday morn ing. Three hundred men left the yards of the St. Helens Shipbuilding Company and 70 quit at the Som marstrom plant. Thursday most of the men had returned to work at the latter yard and officials of the local shipbuilding company stated that 60 men were at work and fairly good progress being made on the gov ernment vesseU now under construc tion. Manager McCormick of the St. Helens Shipbuilding Company attend ed a meeting of the shipbuilders in Portland Wednesday, and L. G. Harry, federal conciliator, made sug gestions as to the settlement of the disputes, but no definite plan was adopted. From all wo can learn, a majority of the men who left the yards both In St. Helens and else where, did not want to strike, but followed orders handed down from somo source. While several demands have been made, shorter hours, more pay, half holiday on Saturday, etc., the main contention seems to be an open or closed shop. The shipbuilders do not seem inclined to grant this and many of the shipyard employes are holding firm In their determination. Government officials at Washington view the situation wth alarm, as con structon work on ships which are now badly needed is being held up, and It Is very probable that the ship ping board will take some action. The strike affects St. Helens very much, as 200 or moro men aro now idle and each day the strike con tinues means a great loss both to the men who are out and the community at large. It is stated that 2,500 men are out at Portland, 1,000 at Astoria and sev eral hundred more at points along the river. No disturbances havo been in evidence and very little picketing, though several walking delegates are reported to have been circulating in St. Helens. FEDERAL SOLDIERS SENT TO ASTORIA To Protect Mill Plants and Shipyards During Strike. Acting on the request of B. F. Stone, president of the port of Astoria commission, Governor Witliycombe placed the matter before Colonel Dentler, commanding the United States troops in the northwest dis trict, and he sent 100. troops to As toria to guard the plants of the lum bermen and shipyards. The strike situation In Astoria which resulted In three of the largest wooden ship building yards in the northwest to close, was brought to a critical stage Tuesday when approximately 200 of the employes of the Hammond Lum ber Company refused to work and went on a strike, apparently in sym pathy with other strikers. Electric current for Astoria, Seaside, Warren ton and other towns is furnished by the Hammond mill, the closing of which would bring about a serious situation. The soldiers are guarding the property of the company but no disturbance has occurred. GAME DEPARTMENT TO CURTAIL EXPENSES Lack of Funds May Cause leputies to IjOsa Jobs. It has been decided to drop a num ber of the deputy game wardens from the state's payroll on account of a lack of funds for the conduct of the department. Not as many hunting and nulling licenses have been taken out as formerly, hence the shortage of funds. It is possible that Deputy Wardon Brown might be one of those who are temporarily let out, but his friends throughout the county hope he will be continued In office as he (s a faithful, conscientious officer who has performed good service for the state. For the past two years Mr. Brown has workod In the Columbia county district and he has proved himself a very efficient officer. DRAFTED MEN LEAVE FOR AMERICAN LAKE TWENTY ARE CALLED Itanquet and Reception by Honor Guard and Red Cross. Twenty more of Columbia county's boys have answered the call and are ' now in regular army service. Thov comprised the 40 per cent of the mon drafted from this county, and left Wednesday morning for-. Camp Lewis, Washington, to become sol diers in the new national army train ing for field service in France. With those now at the camp, approximate ly 45 per cent of Columbia county's quota has reported for service; Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock the boys who went to the camp, and many of the drafted men who will go on the next call, were the guests of tho St. Helens Honor Guard at a dinner in the Guild hall. The in vited guests were Rev. Hlsey, Rev. Taylor, Mayor Morton and members of the local exemption board. At each place was an unique place card. picture of Uncle Sam waving the Stars and Stripes and on the back of the cards was written the names of tho Honor Gjiard girls. And such dinner! It is a safe bet that no cook in the government service will 'set before tho boys such a feed as thoy had, and they enjoyed it to tho fullest extent. Music and short speeches added to the pleasure of the hour, and Miss Alvord, president of the Honor Guard, made a short talk to the "soldier boys to be," stat ing that the girls wero ever ready to help them, and no matter whether it be on the bloody battle fields of - France or in the training camps of America, the girls wanted the boys to write and keep in touch with them, so they would be the better able to aid. After dinner, all went to the city hall, where the Red Cross auxiliary was in readiness to receive them. The hall was artistically decorated and the stage settings elaborate. A regular army tent, camp fire in front and presided over by three khaki clad Boy Scouts, reminded one of regular army life, and "Old Glory" waving in the breeze of an electric fan added further beauty to tho stage settings. Smiths orchestra rendered several well received num bers, and Rev. Taylor, acting as toastmaster, announced the program. The quartet (?) of eight voices enter tained the large audience with sev eral selections. Rev. Hlsey made a feeling and well received address to the boys and, being a veteran of the Spanish-American war, gave much good advice. The president of the Honor Guard also made a short ad dress which was well received and heartily applauded. The program closed by the singing ot "America," the audience standing. Major" Barnett then got busy and In a few minutes arranged for a pub lic dance. Miss Bessie Hattan and Messrs. Oswald and John Deming volunteered their services as musi cians and soon the orchestra was or ganized. . A grand march, led by Major" and Mrs. Barnett and par ticipated In by fifty couples, was the beginning of the "after" entertain ment. Dancing lasted until mid-" night when Sergeant Woltz ordered his men to quarters. Some twenty machines were parked In front of the courthouse at 830 Wednesday morning to take the bjys and their friends to the station, and more than 100 people were at the depot to say farewell to them. As the train left, 'midst tears and cheers and a prayer for victory and a safe return, the home people bade the boys goodbye and godspeed. In addition to "Major" Barnett, who had charge of tho safe arrival of the boys at the training camp. Glen Metsker accompanied them, and at the last minute several kind friends gave Doctor Hoskln a boost onto the train platform, and before he could say he wouldn't go the trala was under way with Hoskln the will ing prisoner of Metsker and Barnett, who took exceptionally good care of him. The next quota ot the county' drafted men will leave October 3. The boys were loud In their praise ot the reception and entertainment.