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ir Patriotic Duty - Boy a Liberty Bond -Help Your Government Win the War
sjti s AUTO OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY 0LUM12 XXXVI ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1917 NO. 43 MAM IS COMPLETE FOR ANNUAL INSTITUTE tCTOBER 17. 18 AND 19 g AIIMKlHIire U KXMM'U III- itru.tlvn Mewlon Nure. Thai the mnny touchers of Coluni- H county Hint Hie general public L' Initltuto wlilcli will bo held hero motor 17. 18 Mitl 19, will receive L, benefit In thn opinion of Comi- School Ku )irint inl mi t Allen, who u completed thn Una I arrangements or the three duys aesHlim. At V dock Wednesday morning thn Ini.M- jle will rn with an Invocation liy W. D. 1. Taylor. Music, general an- t.otinnmntH. registration, etc., will tftipy tint tlmo until 10 o'ti'.rk, whim the teachers anil visitors will M liken (r an Inspection trip to the irloui Industrial plulita of St. 1 1 ! - ifli. in uih niiern.Kin, r. i, iieeo. rollmo editor of tlm O. A. C, ami in. M. I.. Fulkerson, Institute In itructor of Hulcm, will mnko instruct- H talk. II. I). Kliolilon, (loan of School of Kriucation, anil J. A. tlirclllll, KtlltO Superintendent of ptbllc liiHtructlnn, will speuk on se ated subjects Thursday forenoon, ud a very Interesting program Iiiih n arranged for tlm afternoon. Tliurnilny evening, at 8 o'clock, berc will Im a spoelnl program at tlm Itjr hall, to which tho general puhllr conllnlly Invited, lion. 11. F. Mut ter, of 1'ortluml, 1h the speaker for he evening. Tint program aa arranged for Fri day morning and afternoon covers man; necessary subjects for tlio bet terment of the school teaching sys- emiand several prominent educator ire expected to apeak. Superintendent Allen believes lie iu been very fortunate to aeeuro ike following Instructors : 1. A. Churchill, Htulo superinten dent of public Instruction. E. K. t'nrleton, aaaltant superinten dent of public Inatructlon. Mrs. M. L. Fulkerson, lnslttul lu ll ructnf. II I). Sheldon, dean of School of Education. Hon. It. F Mulkev. E. T Utxil, college editor O. A. ('. During the Inatltutn tho school tblldren will linve a liolldny. Tu.-: reception commltteo, of which Mrs.' 1 R. Itutlicrford 1h chalrmiin, bus nude plan for the entertainment of the visiting teacliora, and In fact everything Is ready for a uuccossful lou of tho Institute. DRAFTED MEN ARRIVE SAFELY Cowl Work by TriiiiHHirtjitlon fom-piinleM. L- ('. Oilman, president of tlie Spo- EYE WITNESSES TO TRIPLE TRAGEDY Mr. and Mra. W. II. lloskln und Dr. HoKkln and Miss Leona Perkins were eye. witnesses to the accident nt Itocdvllle, near Hlllshoro, Sunday evening which reaulted in tlm loss of three Uvea. Tlm automobile which wail atruck by a Southern 1'iiclne train at a grade crossing. tiaHHcd the HI. HoleiiH parly a few minute prior to tlm accident and wua traveling ut a great speed. Evidently tho driver, Miss Schneider, had boon racing with thn train, and when coming to the crossing, aeelng that hIiii could not atop tlm automobile, tried to cross the track In front of the oncoming train. All occupants of tlm machine were Injured. Dr. Iloi.kln asslntod u gv Ing llrHt aid and helped in sending tlm Injured peraona to I'ortland. FOOD CONSERVATION FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY Orgaiiljition Will Start to Help Win World's W'nr. Iloover'a campaign for food con nervation, ho far aa Columbia county Is concerned, Ih atarted. Sherman Miles liaa been appointed aa county chairman by V. II. Aver, utate chair man, and plans have been put into execution for tho successful conduct of tlm work. Mr. Miles said that "every woman In Columbia count) will h asked to sign a pledge card They will be asked to conservo tl.elr foreB by saving wheat, meat, milk, fata, sugar and pnrlsliablo produce," It Is believed this can better bo ac complished by Issuing nnd having signed pledge cards, which Is a cleft nlto enlistment In this great army of savers. School Superintendent Allen has entered heartily In thn work, and will depend on tho touchers and school children of the county to help In the execution of the plaus. The week of October 21 to 28 has been desig nated as a country-wldo "clean up week," In which 90 to 100 per cent of tlm nation'a homes aro pledged to this move. A more detailed account of what Is expected und tho program outlined will be furnished by Chair man Miles und the Mist will glvo Its readers theso detulls In our next issue. STATEMENT OF THE FACTS Coiiiemlng Hie Shipbuilding Strike In the Northwest. PATRIOTIC WEEK IS PROCLAIMED (Jovernor Wilbyconilie t rges Oregon People to liny Liberty Homls. Salem, Oro. I'rglng every Ore- gonlan to Invest In tho liberty loan, Governor Withycombo today pro claimed tho week from October 14 tn October 20 as p:i'rlotlc. week. Ills proclamation follows: Whereas, the American people have set themselveH tho task of rals- . ' - na a second I. loony i.oan ui ni Portland A Seattle Hallway. -! v. billion dollars. Twentl- -iuer ot mo committee on iNauon... , renulrea vast sums of : IHU VVIIIUI ..... Defense, Portland. In discussing tlio movement 0f drafted men. said: "The last of the third draft con tingent arrived safely at American Uko Inst night. The movomont Just completed represented 18,400 nion, f 40 per cent of tho 4 0,000 to be transported. By trnln schedule adjustments all Hi troop specials arrived practicality "t time. Sleeping carB were pro vided for everyone for at least part ' Urn trip, ho there wero no discom forts for lack of bortlm. The drafted ooys were uniformly wull behaved, nd there was no damage to equip ment. There have been no train accidents ny of the movomentg. Tliere wus no Interruption of rogulur pasaen tt and freight service. YANKTON SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LARGE 0- I.. Turliell, clerk of tlio Yankton pliool district, status that the attend ee at the Yankton acliool Is larger 'tan luBt year. More than olglity f'PHs are now enrolled and more r expected. The bcIiooI board "'ought It could get along with two tnaclmrB this year, but aro now con 'Morlng employing one- moro on ao Cout of tho large numbor of schol-r- Tlio Yankton school lias always ""en ono of the county's best schools, nl the patrons and directors take muc' pride In It. money. The roiium-memo .... beyond what the wealt litest country can raise by taxation. Tho groat na tions of Europe have been nt war for three years. Thoy have floated loan ,.fi.,r loan successfully. It Is un- thlnkablo that this country Bhould fall with Its second loun, six monthr fmr the declaration of war; and whereas, failure to provldo the necessary money would mean failure properly to provldo and equip our An army Insufficiently l.,ned and supplied Is led to un inir slaughter. We owe to those who are to do tho lighting to stand i.,.i,i.l tbnm loyally, to glvo them everything which will add to their efficiency unit bring nearer tho day of victory. I-et us not ngm u" Imlf-heartedly. with one nnnu nc . ... .... n.rit II manfully nur liacKs. i-ei un 4n a manner worthy the host tru.lt tloiis of tlio republic; ana n,.,mno Orcuon's stuiro of thi ,..lrod Is sixteen and a half . ...nntv-foiir llilllon dollars. This 4b a sum too large to bo raised wlth- ,.,,i thn co-oporntloil ot nm i Rvnrv Oregonliin with an puow- ,,,v ..,, Jncome siioiim cohkuiw a prlvllego to purchase one or ...... . bonds, In proportion to n." Tim Bovornmont asks ub not to c... i.,ni Thoro Is no triouie, mi. fr lnvostmont In the world than .n the. United States; . Now, therefore, by virtue of the (Continued on Pago 4) STEAMER GEORGIANA HAS LITTLE MISHAP In NiiKlitly Damaged in Collision Kepairs Now Made. To the Public Tho undersigned has boon acting us a coin in lite-) under appoirtmcnt by thu Kmploylng Khlpbulldc-s of the Columbia Hlver Dist.ict for the pur poiwi of elTectliiK a settlement of the strlk.i which fur the past two weeks bus threatened to paralyze tho ship building Industry. Wo have met In repeated confer ences with a committee representing the striking employees. The Em ployees' Committee comprises tlio fol lowing persons: Charles M. liottom ley, (!. K. Palmer, C. K. Kidd, Wm. McKenzle and J. A. Mclnnls. These conferences navo been held in conjunction with Mr. U. Y. Marry, federal Mediator appointed by the t'nlted States Secretary of Labor. Ite foro tho conferences commenced the City of Portland appointed Eugene Smith, formerly president of tho Cen tral Labor Council, as a mediator, hut tho cominlt.ee representing the employees refused to meet the rep resentative of the city and conse quently Mr. Smlih has been excluded from the conferences. From the beginning we have as sured t lie committee of the employees that tho employing shipbuilders were ready to leave to tlio Federal Adjust ment llonrd the determination of all questions ut Issue, und to abide by such determination whatever It might be. This Hoard Is now en route to tho Cocst from Washington, D. C, and will hold hearings In this city im mediately upon Its arrival hero. The suggestion was then made that all matters might not be determined by the Hoard, nnd we at once gave the assurance that If tho men would re turn to work tho employing ship builders would not only abide by any decision of the Hoard, but would Im mediately upon the announcement of the Hoard's decision resume the con ferences with the Employees' Com mittee for the settlement of any mat ters not determined by the llonrd. These offers were declined by the Employees' Committee. We there- innn requested a statement of the conditions ou which the men would return to work and were Informed that they would return If tho em ployers "signed up" un agreement with the Motul Trades Council aud ulTlllated union organizations, which was presented to us. This proposed ngreement required all employees to become members of the union within thirty days. It also provided that the mployers could not require their employees to worn u "-" coming from tho establishment of any other employer who ohould be de clared "unfair" by the Metal Trades Council, meaning, ns we understand, an employer who InslstB upon the right to employ noti-unlon as well as union men. The employing shipbuilders repre- . . .i j I it i, nn Ben leu oy us uuuiucu agreement for a closed shop, and we thereupon urged upon the Employees' Commltteo to specify the conditions under which tho men would rotum to work, hoping that they would state their grievances und afford us on op portunity of satisfying their demands If uossible. This request hub neen entirely Ignored, nnd the only answei it any lime received bus been: "Sign tho Motul Trades Council agreement .,l tho men will return to work." indeed, the chiilrnian of tho Em ivoes' Committee slated that the committee had no authority to make unv ngrcemont othor than the ono mnnnsed. nnd although ample oppor tunity has been given to secure such authority, no other offer hoa at any iimn been miido. On Tuesday, October 2, after tho strlko had been In effect for over two ,enU. the Employeoa' Commltteo re nueated us to state the conditions of employment which tho employers .,., willing to offor. This request soimod to us most unusual nnd, In fact, extraordinary, for tho reason ib.it tho employees and not tho era ploycrs were the ono who elocted to censo work, and me niuur.u wu, to bo pursued would have been for those dissatisfied with conditions to specify tho conditions under which i.v wnnlil resume work. However, In tho Interest of the contymnnce of (Contiuuod on Pago 5) Passengers In the deck cabin of tlio steamer Cieorgiana had a narrow escape from serious Injury Tuesday morning, when In a dense fog tho ves sel on which they were traveling struck tho steamer Diamond O which wag lying nt tho Llnnton oil dock. Tho bow of tho Georglana struck the "fantull" of the Diamond O, and the result was that about fifty fet of the outsldo structure of tho Georglana on tho port side was ripped off. Pas sengers heard the crash and hur riedly left their seats, and It was for tunate for them that they did so, as tho soats wero demolished. Jumes Sheldon was aboard and stated that the officers and crew handled the situation In an admirable manner and there was little excitement among the many passengers aboard. The dam age to the Ueorgiana has been re paired and she Is again In regular service. CREAMERY OUTPUT FOR SEPTEMBER BIG During the month of September the output of tho St. Helens Co-oper ative Creamery Association was slightly in excess of 6,000 pounds of butter. With butter fat at 49 cents per pound, the dairymen in this vici nity received from the creamery the tidy sum of $3,000. H. A. Colt, the buttermaker, has had ten years ex perience In tho business and recently came here from Alma, Wash. He received his training In the dairy de partment of the University of Idaho, and the fact that in July he scored first in the state of Washington indi cates that he knows his business. Although a considerable amount of the. St. Helens butter is shipped to Portland and Seattle, a large per centage of the production is disposed of in St. Helens. COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES The county school superintendent has visited nbout one-third of the schools to date, and finds many im provements nnd many changes in the teaching forces. District 35, a new district two miles west of Yankton, has erected and equipped a new school building which is a credit to the new settlement. Much work has been dono on tho grounds and a good fence has been put around tho prem ises. Marie Dixon is in chargo of this school. Lillian Cooper is entering on her third year's work nt Shlloh Basin. Among the improvements there we notice a new play shed, and a pres sure water system which does good service as a sanitary drinking foun tain. We tind about 40 per cent in crease in attendance at this school. Will standardize soon. Gertrude I'hlman Is teaching her first school at District 34, with a considerable increase of attendance over Inst year. The Neer City school is in charge of Mrs. Ruth Blakeslee, and has made many Improvements since our last visit, including a new play ap paratus, new nteps, freshly painted within. Will standardize soon. Tho Deer Island district school is progressing nicely with Kenneth Dlakeslee as principal, and assisted by Miss Myrl Davis. District 21, Chapman, has cleared and fenced Its school grounds and is installing a water system. Mrs. Bird H. Clark is in charge for the second year. Marie Walkor is teaching her first school at District 28. Clutskanto has erected a new rural school In the north part of tho dis .trict, which makes tho third school building in thct district. Maude Smith, of Clatskanle, teachng at Nevcrstil. Nell Geary has been substituting for Miss Mattio Cose at 29. The instltuto will be held at St Helens October 17, 18 nnd 19, during which time all schools In the county will bo closed for the purpose of giv lug tho teachers an opportunity to attend this mooting. GROWTH OF BANK IS GRATIFYING I .urge Increase in Kesources lKMsit. ' and The officials of the Columbia Coun ty Bink are sending out to their cus tomers a noat statement showing the resources of that institution. A con densed comparative report for the past three years shows a remarkable growth in resources and deposits. September, 1916, the resources were $274,140.20. In the same month in 1916 the resources had increased to $308,187.49, while in September, 1917, the resources reached $416,- 952.16, an Increase of close to $150, 000 over 1915. The deposits have also increased. September, 1915, they were $212,426.34; In 1916, $247,888.70, and in September, 1917, $355,556.15, an increase ot $143,000 over 1915, and $108,000 over 1916. The statement indicates the con tinued growth of this sound institu tion, which is gratifying to its off i cals and patrons. LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE 'PLANNED FOR COUNTY SPEAKERS ARE COMING Plans to Wuko C'ttniimlgn County Kxpected to KulMtcribe Largely. COST OF SMOKING TO BE HIGHER Tobacco Dealers liaise Prices on Ac count of War Tax. On account of the high war tax they are required to pay, the tobacco dealers of St. Helens have raised prices from 25 to 60 per cent, and hereafter the man who puffs the little 'pill" or enjoys the luxury of the fragrant Havana will have to pay more for the onjoyment. All cigar ettes, formerly 6 cents aro now 8 cents or two for 15 cents; 10-cent cigarettes are now 15 cents or two for 25 cents, and 15-cent packages are 20 cents or two for 35 cents. All smoking tobaccos have been advanced in the same proportion, but for a short while the cigar smoker may still buy a 5-cent cigar or the tobac co chewer may buy a plug of the weed without mortgaging his home in order to gratify his appetite. The war tax is quite heavy and the St. Helens dealers ore following the ex ample of tobacco dealers throughout the state. The Oregpn Liberty Loan cam paign committee has called on Col umbia county to furnish its quota on the Second Liberty Loan. The state's allotment is $16,500,000. From present Indications and the Interest being taken It is probable that Col umbia county will give a good ac count of itself. Milton A. Miller, chairman of the sub-committee on speakers, has appointed A. F. Fla gel, of Portland, and S. M. Miles, of St. Helens, as two of the speakers, and S. C. Morton has been appointed by C. C. Chapman, in charge of the arrangements for the speaking tour in the county. Tonight the opening gun will be fired at the city ball, Messrs. Flagel and Miles being the principal speakers. It is probable that an English captain, just from the trenches, wil be present and make an address. Tuesday night a rous ing meeting will be hold in Rainier. Fred Trow and Geo. W. Vogol are the committee appointed to handle the arrangements at that place. A mseting will be held in Clatskanle Wednesday, October 17. W. A. Hall and C. H. Stockwell will make the necessary arrangements for a big turnout. It is expected that St. Helens will subscribe liberally to the bond issue. The Columbia County Bank has an nounced that it stands ready to as sist anyone in the purchase of these bonds, accepting the bonds as collat eral and charging only 6 per cent. H. F. McCormlck has offered any era--ploye of the St. Helens Lumber Co. or the shipbuilding company who -wishes to take a bond or bonds, that the companies he represents will -stand 1 per cent of the Interest charge on any loan they obtain for the purchase of bonds, which leaves the purchaser to pay one per cent, the bonds drawing 4 per cent. We are not able to give the com- pleteplete' program for tonight's meeting, but the committee in charge promises that it will be well worth the time of those who attend. RED CROSS NOTES PUBLIC LIBRARY IN ST. HELENS HIGH SCHOOL NOTES The juniors aro glad to welcomo back their champion football player and enthusiast, Lester Lake. A special meeting of the student body was hold Wednesday morning for the purpose of electing members of the editorial staff. Mason Dlllard elected manager, with Marian linker as editor In chief. A lecture on tho "Conservation of Food" was given In the school build ing Wednesday evening. A football game has boon sched uled with Rainier for October 18. We hopo everyono will come out to the first game of tho season, nt least. Severnl new students were enrolled this week, bringing tho total number to about eighty. Tho faculty of the O. A. C. found out they couldn't well got along with out Dale Perry so offered him In ducements to return to collcgo. Dale left for CorvnlllB Wednesday morn ing. Wo will bear from him when the first big O. A. C. football game Is played. , , . Dear Readers of tho Mist: Do you, each and all, citizens great nnd small, know that St. Helens has a public library? Aye! And do you know just where It is? Nay? Then let me tell you just whero to find it. Pass along the gravel walk past the city hall toward the river any eve ning, between 7 and 9 o'clock. Just at the rear of tho hall you will find a flight ot stairs. Ascond them, open the door (it won't be locked), enter and meet the librarian. She will cheerfully show you the big book cases and shelves of books. You will be surprised to find many of tho modern books of fiction nnd ninny more of the standard fiction there, bosldos books of reference. On a table near by you will find all the last numbers of the best magazines, and you may sit there and spend nn intorosting and profltablo hour. Try It some evening. If you do you will go again. And how did tho city of St. Helens come into possession ot this library? Ask Mrs.. Owen, the librarian. Sho will (toll you, for she knows. You will conio away saying to yourself: "Well! Well! Women's clubs are not all 'vanity and vexa tion of spirit' after all." A CLUB MEMBER. The St. Helens Red Cross met at its rooms in the Guild hall Saturday afternoon and did much work during the afternoon. A dozen nightingales were finished and some pillows made. In addition to this work, some hand knitted woolen socks were handed in by members. The following new members were taken in: Mrs. A. J. Peel, Mrs. J. S. Brown, Mrs. Minnie Doleshal, Mrs. A. V. lTrle and Mrs. Annie Richardson. On Saturday, the ladies of the Red Cross will sell goods and Berve lunch jnt Taber's store and will be glad to meet all of their friends at that place. The following good "eats' will be served: Beans, brown bread, fish, potato salad, sandwiches, pie, cake, coffee nnd tea. Mrs. W. H. Hoskin has been ap pointed by the Portland Red Cross chapter to visit Warren and organ ize an auxiliary at that place. Warren already has started in the work and the 22 members under the leadership of Mrs. Hoyt and Mrs. Russell meet every Tuesday after noon. It is hoped to secure new members nnd more thoroughly or ganize the work. LARGE REGISTRATION AT OREGON AGGY The Oregon Agricultural College opened its doors for registration Mon day, October 8. Classes began on Wednesday. The first day's registra tion was larger than any other in the history of the institution, the number of women and freshmen be ing exceptionally large. The regis tration of men in tho upper classes was much heavier than expected be cause ot the heavy enlistments in the military and civil service ot the coun try. New and effective fire protection for the dormitories and principal buildings ot O. A. C. has just beoa installed. The Corvallis fire depart ment co-operates with the college in preventing loss by fire. Subscribe tor the Mist.