lie St. Helens Mist Wishes Yob a New Year of Happiness and Prosperity
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1917
Y NEW RED CROSS
IkMW Well Though
Ouirt Not OIUlnrl.
'ontrary to reports In Portland
torn, Columbia county la not so
ch a laggard In the Hod Cross
mliemlilp drive an statements
hiltl Indicate. Tlio Hod Cross head-
Irters In Portland made a state
liit Hliowlnit the complete return
the counties aa received up to 4
in. weiineuiay, the Z6th. At that
h Columlila county, wIioho quota
l.OUO, hud reported only 339 mem-
h, or 8 per cent of the quota. II.
lions, who ha been very active
the work, In In Seattle, and a
itemout cannot lie obtained from
It la known, however, that 8t
iIi'iih alone haa furnished aeveral
ad red new member. Deer Inland
Increased their membership bv
and Scappoose had a I no made a
ie gain. Report have not boon
kclved from Itainivr, Maygor and
ttskanle, but It Is certain that much
hrk haa been done lu those towns
:& good results accomplished. He
rd leavlns; for Seattle Monday, Mr.
. stated that in the Spltzeuberg
lltliborhood several hundred had
i'U out niumborshlp, and he was
bo informed that me work iiaq
n progressing nicely In the No
iiura country. So It Is sure that
ure than 1,000 members have been
JJud to the Columbia county list.
1e time for the membership drive
hi supposed to end December 24,
t advices received from heudquar-
:rs state that the work Is being still
irrled on. Persons desiring mem-
arshlp may obtain buttons and
arils from any of the St. Helens Red
ohs ladles, at Mason's, the Club
liar Store and at several other
(lien lii St. Helens. If you haven't
it little button with the Red Croiu
m It, got one.
THE STORY OF MY PIG
(By William C. Median)
Last spring I made up my mind to
buy a purebred pig, and as I wanted
to he in some club project I Joi-ed
llio Hoys' and Girls' State Pig Club.
Wo always did have good success
with pigs, but I wanted to raise my
pig In the best and most economical
I liked the Ilerkshlres better than
ny other breed, so I decided to buy
i registered Ilerkshlre boar. My pig,
whoso name Is Sllverton Rival, .was
teven weeks old when I received him
and weighed Just 26 pounds. He is
tlx months old today and weighs 212
Had It not been for the good clover
pasture which my pig had, It would
tot have made such a rapid growth
tor such economical gains. I made a
portable fence or pen 11 foot square
tut of some edgings and old half
Inch boards that I picked up around
in old sawmill. The fence was about
three foet high. I would move one
Ida at a time a little bit every day
so that my pig always had freBli.
clean clover. Clover pasture Is very
essential to the growth of young plgB
in ncount of Us high nitrogen con
tent, and nitrogen Is what growing
We had never given our pigs wa
ter before and I wsb surprised to
nee how much water my pig did
drink. It seems to be good for them
specially when It Is fresh and al
1 We did not have any scales, so I
bought a small platform scale for
14.76. It will wolgh anything up to
!40 pounds. If roy pig had grown
very much larger I would have had
to buy a new scales.
I had a medium-sized trough, but
my pig had to reach a little too high
lo I cut down the aides a couple of
Inches. I teed It middling and skim
milk after thoroughly stirring, first
In the morning at 6:16, agan at
12:60 p. m. and In the evening at
6:36. My pig was so wild when I
Brst got It that I could not touch it
but soon I was able to pet it when
It was eating, and after a month or
o I could pot It and rub It all over
On the "Judging day" at the Col
ambla County Fair I got first prize,
or $3, for the best boar pig under
tlx months, and also $6 which the
Columbia County Dank offered for
INCOME TAX MAN
HERE JANUARY 17-30
Will A hi In Making Out Income Tax
Milton A. Miller, collector of in
ternal revenue, announces that In or
der that everyone subject to the In
come tax may nil out the blank
properly, an agent of the department
will be In St. Helens at the court
house from J unuury 17 to ZD, to ren
der such aid as possible. Mr. Miller
states: "It will he well for every
unmnrrled person whoso net Income
for 1917 Is $1,000 or over and every
married person living with wife or
husband whose net income for 1917
is $2,000 or over to call on the In
come tax man and learn whether
or not they have r.ny tux to pay."
The person subjoct to tax who does
not make a return will surely regret
It as the government will certainly
li hot on the trail of the income tux
The in u n sent by the government
wll have forms for everybody and
persons who expect to call on htm
need not trouble themselves to write!
for forms. This Is a very Important
matter and those subject to the tax
should Inform themselves while there
is an opportunity.
CAPT. CULLEN GOES
Will lie Mastrr of Iju-ro Steamer In
E. W. Cullen, for some tlmo mas
ter of the McCormlck steamer Kla
math, has severed his connection wit!)
that company and goes to the gov
ernment shipping board. It Is under
stood ho will have command of one
of the large steamers recetnly taken
over by the government. Cullen,
who Is only 17 years old, has been
with the McCormlck people for the
past ten years, starting lu as a cabin
boy under the lute Captain Juhnson.
He has many friends here who are
pleased at his promotion.
Delmar Masten and family came
up from Skamokawa, Wush., to upend
Christmas and several duys vlsttlmi
relatives In St. Helens. Mr. Musten
Is superintendent of one of the large
logging camps on the lower Colum
In case of fire, cull phone 160 and
state your xone number. The zone
.. .i. ....
number is me sume me " vnim
number that was formerly used when
the old system was in effect. The
city will Boon have printed Instruc
tions as to the observance of the
An effort is being made to secure
. A I. In
one nunurea per cem uioiuuoiniip
for the Red Cross nt Columbia City,
Ith every Indlcutlon at prosent of
Leaves for Army Service
George Perkins spent Christmas
with his sisters, Mrs. H. F. McCor
mlck and Miss Lcona Perkins, and
left Wednesday morning for Wash
ington. I. C. He has been assigned
to duty with the 20th Bnglneors, and
in all probability will soon soe ser
vice In France.
the best pig under one yoar exhlblte.l
by a stute pig club member. Al
together I will got $8. which will pay
for noarly all of the feed that I
bought for It. So I think It puld me
well to buy a good pig, because a
scrub will never win a prize and you
cannot Improve your pigs If you use
a scrub sire.
I think I will buy another pure
bred Ilerkshlre this full and raise ub
good as I can and exhibit It noxt rat
al the fair. It would be In the "un
der one year r'asa."
I think the most Important thing
In raising pigs Is careful feeding.
It Is better to feed bb mall amount
of good, clean food than a larger
amount of food that Is not sunsian-
tlal. If your P'g 18 8 pon 8"a
ines not have much exorcise, you
must feed It very light. Hut If It has
plenty of exorcise you can feed It
much more and It will do a great
deal better. They should have plont
a-nnd. fresh wntor all the time.
I think that any boy who -will
n.Rke un his mind to win (not Just
.Link or dream of It), keep prompt
and accurate records and treut his
pig well will be a good, successiui
pig club member.
THE YEAR 1917 IN BRIEF REVIEW
Interesting Events Which Transpired in St. Helens and Col
umbia County During the Year 1917.
Three more duys and the year 1917
will hare passed into hlsiory and the
new year will be ushered In. The
your has marked an epoch in the his
tory of St. Helens, and so far as the
city and county Is concerned, has
been conspicuous for absence of dis
aster. St. Helens Is a large manu
facturing and Industrial center, and
has, to a (urge extent, fared better
than a majority of Oregon towns.
and it Is generally conceded thut the
year 1918 holds in store many good
things for this community.
The following Is a brief review of
the most Important incidents of the
year as tukon from the (lies of the
Mist. The d:.tes given are the dates
of the publication of the paper and
not the exact date of the occurrence
of the Incident chronicled.
Jan. 6 C. L. Cox, rancher, found
dead near his Yankton home. Road
supervisors are appointed. Commer
cial club Is reorgnnlzed.
Jan. 19 Columbia County Bunk
elects Edwin Ross president. Odd
Fellows Install new officers. Road
from Highway to Prescott Is com
pleted. Jan. 26 Woman's Club elects of
ficers. Commercial club has get-together
meeting In basement of the
Methodist church. St. Helens Pitts
burg roud is endorsed. H. E. Corn-
thwulte elocted president of commer
Feb. 2 Motoruhip Allurd is
launched. County court decided to
hard-surface road between depot and
St. Helens business district. Snow
and Ice Is plentiful end skating is
the popular sport.
Feb. 9 Following are elected of
ficers of Columbia County Fair Asso
ciation: President, W. J. Fullerton;
vice presidents. R. N. Lovelnce and
J. W. Pomeroy; secretory-treasurer
J. W. Allen. 1). C. Howard appoint
ed county ogrlculturnl agent for Col
unibla county. Twenty-live business
mon meet with county court and urge
work on St. lleleus-Plttsburg rood.
Fob. 16 Milton Creek Logging
Co. starts railroad construction. Leg
islature rulses salary of Columbia
county treasurer from $600 to $1000
Fob. 23 Six million dollar road
bond Issue passes Oregon senate and
legislature. Public library adds
many new books.
Murch 2 Agricultural council
elects omcers. Teachers' institute
hold. S. Benson anks voters or the
county to fuvor $6,000,000 road
Murch 16 President Oilman of
the S. P. & S. R. R. is favorable tow
ards building a new depot In St.
Helens. (Editor's note: We haven't
seen the, new depot yet.) Torpedo
boat Goldsborough visits St. neiens.
Murch 23 New Congregational
church dedicated at Scr.ppoose. Pros
pect of flour mill. Mass meeting
nominutes J. W. Allen and Von Grav
Artl 6 Annuul city eloctlon held.
J. W. Allen and E. I. Ballugh elected
councllmon. Water rental reduction
moasure Is carried. First half of
tuxes come In with rush.
April 13 Jacob George soils St.
Helens hotel to E. A. Rotger. Twelve
St. Helens men ennsi in tuuuuj
sorvlce. Steamor Waukeena arrives
on mnlden trip.
April 20 Rank at Scappoose re
ceives churtor as national nuns. n
crults for army and navy escorted to
depot by hundreds of cltizoiiB.
May 4 creosotlng plant resume
operations. County court
Muy 11 More St. Helens boys loave
for army and navy service.
Pluns made for establishment of
shipyard at Columbia City.
May 1 8 Longshoremen receive In
crease In wages.
Plans made for war census
sus takers are nunied.
May 26 Plans made for floating the
first Liberty Lonn.
Senator Hurry Lane dies In Sun
St. llolens High School busebull
mnm wins county championship.
.T..nn 1 Chaa. L. McNary appointed
senator to succeed late Hurry
ens high school.
High water in Columbia river.
June 8 1,262 registers In county In
Good roads measure Is carried.
Columbia county gives large fa
Motorshtp City of 'St. Helens suc
June IS Paving work begun on road
from depot to waterfront.
St. Helens Lumber Co. gives em
ployes increase In wages.
Improvements made In city park.
June 22 Annual school meeting.
Work begins on Columbia City
Milton Creek Logging Company
begins logging operations.
Red Cross drive Is under way.
June 29 Fair Premium List is dis
tributed. County over-subscribes in Red
School teachers for ensuing year
July 6 Contract for two govern
ment vessels let to St. Helens
Contract for 200,000 paving blocks
let to John Philip.
Fourth of July celebrated quietly.
July 13 Highway commission visits
Rebekah lodge Installs officers.
Councilman Ballagh Installs con
veniences in city park.
July 20 Andrew Carlson, Ellen
Carlson and Agnes Mattson are
drowned In Scappoose Slough.
Highway commission decides 1 on
west side route.
July 27 Sommnrstrom shipyard se
cures government contracts.
Preparation made to start local
I. W. W. become active In county.
Aug. 3 Contracts let for stute rouds.
Much to be done In Columbia
S. P. & S. ofllcluls visiting St. Hel
ens promise new depot. (They
didn't keep the promise.)
Aug. 17 Second call for drafted men
to appear for examination.
Big water shipments of lumber for
Fire at St. Helens hotel. Little
Aug. 24 County purchases new auto
New Rutherford building completed.
Forest fires rage throughout the
Aug. 31 U. S. soldiers come to
Fire dumages plant of Milton
Creek Logging Co.
Sept. 7 Strand theatre destroyed by
County fulr progrum completed.
Sept. 14 Twenty drufted men leuve
for Camp Lewis.
More work on Pittsburg road.
Work progressing on flouring mill.
Sent. 21 Fair In progress. Gover
nor Wlthycombe pays visit and
makes patriotic address.
Strike on at shipyards.
International Shipbuilding Co.
starts work at Columbia City.
Sept. 28 City schools opened; at
Prizes awarded at county fair.
Oct. 6 Departing drafted men ore
given rousing farewell.
Oct. 12 Patriotic week proclaimed
Liberty Loan drive planned for
Oct. 19 H. E. LaBare appointed
Teachers' Institute In Besslon.
iiiitIiwrv commission lots more
Oct. 26 Liberty Bond quota raised
Postal rates chnnge.
Nnv 2 Direct road to Columbia
City Is proposed.
Nine mon leave for soldier service
at Camp Lewis.
Congressman Hawley visits
Nov. 9 County court approves pro
posed Columbia City road.
Y. M. C. A. campaign fund Is be
gun. City buys water front at St. Hel
Fourteen graduate from St,
SWERS COME FAST
Local Advisory Board is Kept Busy
Helping With Answers.
The local advisory board has been
kept very busy during the past few
days assisting many men to properly
fill out the Questionnaire blanks sent
out. According to Sheriff Stanwood
comparatively few have failed to an
swer and he contemplates no trouble.
The blanks are still being sent out
at the rate of B per cent per day,
and, as before stated, seven days are
allowed in which to return an an
swer. The men receiving the blanks
evidently realize the importance of
prompt attention, hence the satisfac
tory response which lies been made.
LIFE IN THE NAVY
Following is a part of the letters
written by George J. Pringle since
he left Mare Island. The first one
Is dated October 4:
"Dearest Father and Mother: At
last I have a chance to drop you a
line or two. Am O. K. and feeling
fine. Had a fine trip down; a little
rough but I did not get seasick at
all. Some did, though. It sure is
hot down here, and lots of colored
people here. Guess I'll be colored
by the time I get away; and we do
have such awful thunder showers."
"Oct. 16. It Isn't any cooler yet.
I went ashore last night in Colon.
Went to the Y. M. C. A. and read
quite a while. Bananas are sure
cheap enough down here. You can
get a big bunch for 30 cents. The
different kind of money gets me. Our
dollar Is the same as two dollars of
their money, and when you give them
one dollar you get a wagon load of
change back, more or less. It is a
fine trip through the canal. It takes
about eight hours to go through. Do
you think you could wash your face
and hands and then your clothes in
one bucket of water? Well, that's
what we do here. I like navy life
Just as well as ever. We get shore
liberty every other night while we
are in port. I go about once a week.
The way we work down here Is bare
footed and In our undershirts. There
Is a warm rain and a fellow doesn't
notice It. Thanksgiving afternoon,
the sun Is shining, for a wonder. It
has been ranting for three week3.
We sure had a fine dinner today.
Here Is the bill of fare: Cake, two
kinds of pie, salad, mustard pickles,
olives, turkey and dressing, peas, as
paragus, spuds, cranberries, soup,
celery, apples, oranges end Ice cream.
Some feed, eh?"
"Dec. 2. Received two letters and
package from you today, also a pack
age each from the Red Cross, Honor
Guard and Mrs. Wolf. Not so bad
for one mall. I'U have plenty of
eats for a while, but they won't spoil
unless some of them melt, for It Is
pretty warm again today. Always
tell everybody hello for me."
Nov. 16 Red Cross sends Christmas
boxes to soldier boys.
Y. M. C. A. drive is big success.
Nov. 23 School directors issue
Judge R. S. Hattan stricken by
Stanfield announces candidacy for
U. S. senate.
S, C. Morton appointed county
Nov. 30 Older Boys' Conference at
Eugene. Several delegates from
ThanbsirlvlnE dttV QUletly Ob-
Dec. 7 E. I. Ballagh elected mayor
snorendlnir 9. C. Morton, re
Motor ships Allard and St. Helens
taken over by government.
Annual meeting of St. Helens Co
oneratlve Creamery Assn.
rw .11 Tied Cross drive started
for more members.
Rneclal levies for road tax by
Wm. Melllnger and son meet trag
ic death at Goble.
Dec. 21 St. Helens Mist Issues spe
cial Christmas edition.
A. J. Kelly elected member of city
Masons and Eastern Star have a
Dec. 28 ChrlBtmas quietly observed
Merchants have record-breaking
Heavy rains damage Mlst-Clatska-
DAMAGED BY SLIDES
Large Slides Temporarily
Hold Vp Traffic.
The recent heavy rains are re
sponsible for several large slides
which occurred on the new Clatska-nle-Mist
road and much Inconveni
ence has been experienced. The first
slides occurred several days ago, and
Commissioner Harvey immediately
secured a force of men and started
In to remove them so the mall could
get through. Edlln Peterson, of
Mist, who Is road supervisor in Dis
trict No. 8, was in St. Helens last
Wednesday and reported that a very
large slide occurred some time Tues
day night and that all traffic was held
up. A large force of men was at
work on the slide and several hun
dred yards of earth would have to
be removed before traffic could be
resumed. Mr. Peterson and hli
nephew, Elmer Llndberg, who ac
companied him, were compelled to
walk six miles, between Mist and
Clatskanie, on account of the numer
ous slides blocking the road. The
high water haa also damaged the
bridge across Cedar creek, and ac
cording to Mr. Peterson a new truss
will have to be built to restore the
bridge to its former condition. He
haB built a temporary roadway
around the damaged trestle so that
light traffic can be maintained until
permanent repairs can be made.
POWDER STOLEN FROM
Three Boxes Taken Sheriff Investi
Three boxes of 20 per cent stump
ing powder have been stolen from
the county magazine near the Le
Mont hill. Some time ago a ship
ment of ten boxes was received and
stored In the powder house. Several
days ago Supervisor Clark had need
of some powder and upon opening
the magazine discovered that three
boxes had been taken. The powder
had been taken from the boxes and
evidently stored underneath the
magazine, the thieves awaiting a
more favorable opportunity to re
move It. It is also evident that It
was removed In the night, as two
sticks of the powder were left on
the ground under the magazine, and
Mr. Clark and Mr. Abry found two
more sticks between the magazine
and the railroad track. The matter
was reported to Sheriff Stanwood,
who Is now Investigating the matter.
William Adams, city treasurer of
Portland, has announced his candi
dacy for state treasurer, as has Son
ator E. D. Cuslck, of Albany. Both
are republicans. Mr. Adams has
been treasurer of Portland for some
time and held other important of
fices, while Mr. Cuslck Is a banker
and Is connected with a large bank
in his home town.
RED CROSS DRIVE
. IN WEST ST. HELENS
Mrs. N. O. Larabee, who had
charge of the Red Cross membership
drive in West St. Helens, turned over
$48 to the treasurer yesterday. This
is a good showing, but Mrs. Larabee
is still at work In the hopes of fur
ther Increasing the number.
OF COMMERCIAL CLUB
Secretary Lidyard has called a
meeting of the St. Helens Commer
cial Club to be held at the city coun
cil room Thursday night. Plans will
be made for the bulldtne of the St.
Helens-Columbia City road. A large
attendance Is desired.
Budget Meeting For Tomorrow
The annual county budget meeting
will be held In the circuit court room
of the courthouse tomorrow after
noon. A large crowd is expected to
go over tax matters with the county
' Fines collected during December
amounted to $176. Pretty good rec
ord for Chief Potter and Clerk Quick.
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