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, ,i , jf ' ... -. Mist Wishes You a New Year (The- St. Helens of Happiness and Prosperity T0 A V -t -. r- OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY Volume xxxvii. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1918 NO. 3 'fill 1 11 . ..:. ? TiwHtti'ssM-li. trc.' III I I I I I I I I ' 1 1 -T 1 -1TT I V I .1 I I r . II I I . 4.' 1 JUDGET AS PREPARED BY COURT ADOPTED :en mill road tax Attendance at Mooting Smaller Tluui I'hiiiU and Little K-itoment, Those who came to the bud got mooting at. the courthouse Saturday afternoon 'expecting to have a little excitement or see the usual dlsplny of flreworks wero disappointed, for the meeting , apparently wa har monious, and the budgot as prepared by tho county court wus adopted by nn almost unanimous vote.' The meeting wus called to order by the tounty Judge, who stated tho pur iose of the mooting and read the udget. He statod tluit the budget would have to be roduced approxi mately $4,000 to come within the tax Imitation. J. W, Allen stated that the amount for public schools was Insufficient. kind he moved that the budget be ncreased to the amount which would allow S per capita for school chil li ren, based on the school census. fhe motion, curried without opposl- F B. Holhrook, of Coble, moved hat the court make a horizontal re duction In tho budget so as to come kvlthlu the 6 per cent Increase al lowed by law. . Glen R. M&sker Hated he did not think tliia the pro- lor method of reducing the budget, Ins many items could not be cut, and 18 suggested that the matter of do ing the necoBsnry pruning be left to (the discretion of the court. Mr. Holbrook accepted the sugges tion and changed his motion to the Effect that the court' make the neces sary reductions and that tbe budget e adopted. The motion was second ed by O. J. Evonson, of Clatskanie. There was some little opposition from Martin White as to this method f adopting the budget, as be thought fit should be voted on item by Item 'The meeting was not with him on this, however, and the motion car ried with only two opposing votes. O. B. Bonnett, of Clatskanie, In jected a little side line of humor by taking a few raps at the road master and the county agricultural agent. He didn't have any particular rem edy to offer for anything, and not finding anyone to nrgue with him, soon quieted down. Outside of this, the budget meeting was devoid of much Interest. f j- EXAMINATION FOR v,V POSTMASTERSHIP Trenliolm Ofllce Halary Vut Year Wan $191. The United States civil service commission has announced an exam ination to be held at St. Helens on anuary 25 as a result of which It Is expected to make certification to 11 a contemplated vacancy In the losltlon of fourth class postmaster ,t Trenholm. unless It shall be de cided that the postal service can best ;DO IllttllllUllltJU UJ imiinioioiiiiiin. . compensation of the ofllce during the past year was (191. Applicants for examination must t have reached their twenty-first birth iday on the date of examination and must reside In the territory supplied ibf the poBtofllce for which the ex amination Is announced. The exam ination Is open to all citizens of the United States who can comply with the requirements. : Full Information concerning the examination can be secured from the postmaster at Tren holm or St. Helens or from the United States civil service commission, at Washington, D. C. MORE ST. HELENS BOYS k MOW " TM JfRAVrP I S. E. Smith received a cablegram lust Thursday night from his son Dewey. The message said, "Safe In Prance." This means that Bob Har rlson,. Stewart McKlennd Dewey all made the trip across the big pond In safety. All are members of the 13th Aviation Squadron. The three boys enlisted about the same time last Mar. They were first sent to Texas, then to Dayton, Ohio, and after spending a few weeks In New York were sent to France as the cablegram Indicates. tr o Dm. rot urn art from Seattle Friday, where he spent ChrlBtmas.' LOGGING CAMP TO START JANUARY 7 riilt Force- of Men Will lie on Hund nt That Time. 'Supt. GuHt Wulst announces thai the Milton Crook Logging Company which has boen closed down since tho 22nd of Decomher, will resume operations Monday morning with a full crew. , During thu shut down many necessary ropulrs and changes have been made and tho plant Is now In position to run to full capacity, which Is about 'ISO, 000 feet of log per day. The camp and accommo dations of tho logging company are modern In every respect, and Mr. Welut does not anticipate any short age of labor when the camp reopens. SCHOOL BUDGET IS ADOPTED Tax Will lie Twilve Mills or More This Year. The annual school mooting wus held at the schoolhouso Inst Thurs day night. Only nine taxpayers at tended.. . The motion to adopt the budget was curried by a small mu- Jorlty. It Is understood that 6 voted for Its adoption, 2 voted for tx lesser levy and 2 did not Voto. The school directors estimated It would require $20,789 to run tho school for tlif coming year. Of this amount $7,200 would be received from tho state and county, which leaves a balance of $13,699.60 to be raised by taxation In the district. SHIPS CARLOAD OF CANNED CABBAGE The Columbia River Canning ft Produce Company'lust Friday made the first shipment of a full carload of cooked cabbage ever sent out from St. Helens. Tho shipment was con signed to California wholesalers. From Us Clatskanie cannery the same firm will ship 400 tons of cabbage, which will make a trulnloud of 25 cars. Mr. Itosasco Is much enthused ovm the prospect or doing a large busl uess In this lino, and his product Is pronounced good In every particular. Cabbage canning Is entirely new in this vicinity and will be the meuns of giving employment to more peo ple and at the sumo time create a g od market for the farmer who raises cabbage. VESSEL AT HOME ' AFTER LONG VOYAGE The steamer Ernest H. Meyer ar rived In St. Helena Monday night, and after taking on a cargo of 1, 196,000 foet of lumber and piling, sailed for Ban Podro Thursday night. ThlB Is the first trip of the Meyer to St. Helens since returning from her voyage to South America. The Meyer vlHltod Valparaiso, Antofus taga and other points In Chile and Peru, and returning to the stutos brought a cargo of ore. whluh wus delivered to the smelters In Tacoma. The vessel mado the round trip to the South American ports in remark ably fast time and no Incident hap pened to moke the voynge out of the ordinary. The Meyer Is owned and operated by Broughton &, Wiggins, of Portland, and Is named after Er nest IK Meyer, local manager of the McCormlck company In Portland. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES Everyone returned to school on Wedcosday irornlng with new reso lutions regarding their deportment and studies. Lois Payne, Harry Wilson and Lawrence Dovles, throe of laBt year's graduates, Tlalted the high school Wednesday ' morning. Mr. Wilson gave a very Interesting talk oil his life In the U. 8. navy. Mr. Dnvles likewise gave one concern Ins college life ct WlllameUe. Lawrence Anderson, from the War ren high school, has entered high school here. Cyril Carter lias returned to his home in San Francisco, where he will attend high school. ' The operetta "Bells of Fol de Rol," given , by the grade teachers for the purpose of raising money for sup plementary readers, was very ploaa I lng and quite successful. Several ' new books will be ai'ded to the sup- 'ply of supplementary readers. True Patriotism By James Jerry White To this world-call, have we reply Other than that our fathers gave? To guard this trust, what if we die If dying is the way to save!. Humanity hath instant need Of loyalty that seeks to serve; And even though death were its meet, From its ideal it would not swerve. Life would have nothing worth to give, Had men not for 'their duty died; True patriots would scorn to live If they the sacrifice denied. O ye who seek the soul's free air, ' y Who seek the large hope, arise ! For truth and justice Do and Dare ! Who cares to live when Freedom dies? CALL NO MORE MEN BEFORE FEBRUARY 15 Oregon Men Have IIcmimiikIimI Iteuilily U Call onirem Can Enlixt. Except to fill vacancies in calls already mado, no more men will bo drafted from Oregon or other states before February 15. As all Ques tionnaires will, bo completed before that date, tit's will give men tuken herouflor, except such few as muy be needed prior to February 15 to fill vacancies, the advautuge of the new cluHHlllcntion system. Very few, men would have been taken from Oregon In nny event prior to tho next draft, which It Is now announced will be not oarller than February 15. Thlo Is one of only ton states Hint have alroudy filled tholr quotas In the first draft, barring a few vacancies by rejections at tho training camps. Future draft quotas are to be filled first from Class 1, comprising men without dependents. They will bo drafted from deferred classifica tions only when Class 1 Is oxhuusted, thus making It necessary to go to the next claHs for enough men to fill up the quota. An exception to tills will bo made In the case of exports and men highly skilled In agrlculturo or Industries. It Is announced that tho government soon will call for a large number of men of this special class. They will be taken as needed for such Bpeclul work from whatever classification they may have been granted. A limited number of officers not now In active Bervlco, and rotlrod of ficers of the Oregon National Cluard, who are physically fit and between the ages of 23 and 47, are eligible for enlistment as privates first class for attendance at the next olTlcers' training camps, which begin January 15. Official word to this ecoct has Just been received by John M. Wlll- luniB, acting adjutunt general, from the chief of the bureau of military affairs at Washington, with tho re quest that It be given publicity. Applications for tho camps by such officers must bo approved by the bu reau. Those qualifying at the camps which will be hold In southern Call fornla and the southern states, will receive commissions. , Miss Eugenie Doming loft Wednes day for Eugene and the U.' of O. UR heritage of trust and weal Has now become the world's great hope For freedom from Oppres sion's heel, For Aspiration's wider scope. OPPOSE ROAD LEVIES IN COLUMBIA COUNTY CLAIMS IT IS ILLEGAL Committee of Tiiiiberiiien Appear lie- . fore Counly Court. A commlttoe from the Columbia ronnty timber owners appeared bs foro the county court Thursday morn ing to oppose the special road levies as made In several of the . road dis tricts of the county. Omar Spencer, speaking for the S. P. L 8. It. It. company, asked that the levies be not extended; that the railroads were heavily taxed now and the war was putting additional requirements and burdens on them. He stated that In asmuch as the government hud guar anteed a fair operating profit to the railroads, the government was really the one that would have to pay the taxes, but he thought It a patriotic duty Just at this time to curtail ex penses In every way. John Dougal, representing large timber holdings In the county, thought the mot bod of levying the tnxos was illegal, and asked tbat the specials be not extended. John Pier son and George U, McPherson, both heavy timber owners In the county, statod thnt they did not wish to op pose any nccossary road building, but they did not see the necessity for the special taxes. The court hold thut the people In the road districts evldontly knew what they wanted when a special tax was voted, and they doclded It was not In their pro vince to determine the legal techni calities, but thut should the question come up for litigation the higher courts wore the proper places for logat questions to be settled. The assessor will extend the special levlos on the tax roll. . The court took occasion to Inform the visitors thnt as much of the road work as was possible to lo would be done under contract, and thoy would see to It that a dollar In value would he received for the dollar spent on the roads. WOMAN'S CLUB TO MEET The Woman s Club of St. Helen will meet Tuesdry, January 8, at the home of Mrs. Day. This Is the regu lar annual business meeting an I election of officers. No regular pro gram except discussion of food con servation and "How Can I Holp Others to Conserve?" ' Roll cnll, MILL MAKES BIG CUT FOR YEAR Nearly W,MM,MM) Feet of Lumber Muniifiu'tiiml, 1 During the year Just clonod, the St. Helens Lumber Company manu factured close to 50,000,000 feet of lumber, which Is the greatest output of any year since tho mill started oporatlon In 1909. A large percent age of tlia lumber was shipped to California points and several million feet to foreign ports, while a con siderable quantity was used at the locul shipbuilding plunts and for local use. The mill has oporated steadily throughout the year and with only a few days loss of time occasioned by breakdowns.. CHARLIE MELHUISH MEETS TRAGIC DEATH Accident IUM'!ih In Bettle liust , Friday. Charlie MoIIiuImIi, well known in Hi. Melons and until recently a citi zen of this city, met a tragic deuth In Seattle Friday morning. He was on his way to work and was crossing a street, whon an automobile which sklddod on the wot pavement struck Mm. His loft leg was broken and he was Internally Injured and died before reaching the hospital. The news of his doath came as a iliock to his many friends here. Mr. Melhulsh camo to St. Helens In De cember, 1915, and secured employ ment at the St. Helons shipyards. He was a quiet, hard-working fellow and soon made many friends. When the commercial club was organised re was elected assistant secretary, and took much, Interest In tho work. He wus also treasurer of the Episco pal church, of which ho was a con hlntent member. Deceased Is survived by his par ents and one slstor who live In Kent, Wash., and a bro'.iic!1, Sidney, .who llvos in St. Helens. At the time of the accident Sydney was visiting his parents in Kent and knew nothing of the matter until lie read of it In a Seattle paper that evening. At the lime of his do:ith deceased was 31 yours of ago. . The funeral was hold in Kent Mon day afternoon at 2 o'clock, and was attended by a large number of friends of the deceased younT man. LOGGING SUPERINTEN DENT GETS PROMOTION Gust Wetst, superintendent of the Milton Creek Logging Company, has accepted the position of general su perintendent of tho Silver Falls Log ging Co., of Sllverton, Ore. The com pany with whom ho has associated himself Iibb millions of feet of stan d ing timber and a large mill. at Sll verton, and plans on getting out not less than 100,000,000 feet of logs during the yoar 1918. Mr. Welst stated to tho Mist that 200 men would be employed In the woods In addition to a large number who will work In the mill. The appointment to the new position takes effect Jan uary 10, although Mr. Welst will be with the Milton Creek Logging Com pany during roost of January, get ting bis successor familiar with the business of the company here. Mr. Welst bus marly friends In St. Helens who. congratulate him on his promo tion but regret that he will leave St. Helons. '' NEW BOOKS RECEIVED AT PUBLIC LIBRARY Those who have made requests for spoclal books . on ' special subjects pluaHO look them up at the library. Thore has Just been received from the state library 60 books on special subjects, ranging ' from sewing to motor boats. Books adapted to the Interests of this special community. These books are loaned to us for a period of only three months, and it bohooves those who have wished for some special books or anyone Inter ested to look them up at once. Ilemember the city library is open evenings from 7, to 9 o'clock, and on Saturday afternoons also from 3 to 6. Several new magazines have been or dored and these will be added to a little later, so that the library may boast of the beBt list of the best magnilnea. DRIVE OF RED CROSS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY QUOTA1. IS NOT FILLED Committee HUH on Job Hollcitlng . Moro Members. ' The Red Cross membership drive 1h still under way, and according to Harold P. Robs, who Is lu cliargo of the work In Columbia county, Is meeting with success. The county's quota Is set at 4,000, but at this time not more than half of the re quired number , have been' obtained. The committees are still at work and It is hoped that by tomorrow night many additional members will be se cured. Columbia county ranks low est among the counties of Oregon, and It is pointed out that the county In previous drives Red Cross, Lib- . erty Loans and Y. M. C. A. has always been among the top notchers, and Mr. Ross hopes that in this drive the county will maintain Its reputa tion of being among the first. The tabulated returns from the different parts of the county Wednes day morning were: Rainier 450.00 St. Helens 392.00 Clatskanie ... 268.00 Scappoose , 225.00 Columbia City 200.00 Milton Creek Logging Co. employes 102.75 Qulncy 93.00 West St. Helons 60.00 Deer Island 60.00 Vernonla ' 15.00 Total $1,845.76 It Is known, however, that many subscriptions have not been turned In and that Warren, Chapman and South St. Helens are still to be heard from. . By, tomorrow night Mr.. Ross , expects that the membership for the county will reach at least 3,000, which Is 1,000 less Mian the quota. That the state headquarters ap preciate the effort being made In Columbia county is evidenced by the following lotter: "December 80, 1917. "Mr. Harold P. Ross, Campaign Man ager Christmas Red Cross Mem bership Drive. St. Helens, Oregon. "Dear Mr. Ross: Your campaign workers braved the weather and went from house to house and farm to farm, canvassing for Red Cross memberships. Thore was no hard ship they were not willing to under- ( Continued on Page Six) VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR BRITISH ARMY Lieut. J. I. Simpson of the Irish Fusiliers of Canada, is now In charge of the British and Canadian recruit ing office, .Third and Oak streets, Portland, Capt. J. W. Carter having returned to duty In Canada. ' Lloutenant Simpson ' wants all British and Canadian subjects to know that they can still enlist as volunteers, but that the time Is not far distant when this privilege will be withdrawn and they will be con scripted. All British and Canadian subjects are therefore urged to call on or communicate with him at his ofllce at the corner of Third and Oak streets, Portland. 4 ' He particularly wants Englishmen to Join English regiments, Scotch men to Join Scotch regiments, Irish men to Join Irish regiments, Welsh men to Join Welch regiments, and Canadians to Join the Canadian ex-' pedltlonary force, but ' volunteers have the choice of Joining either army. 1 ", There it also a demand for car penters, bricklayers, ' tinsmiths, blacksmiths, plumbers and skilled laborers tor duty with the Canadian Engineers, age 19 to 45. To those who have dependents a liberal separation allowance Is paid by the government, and where this Is not sufficient a further grant will be made by the British Patriotic Fund of Oregon. THE FIRST 1918 v BABY ARRIVES HERE The good old stork, getting some-. what mixed in his route on account of the heavy fog which overhung the city Tuesday night, paused In 8t. Helens long enough to leave a baby boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Von A. Gray. Mother and son are doing nicely but Von, Sr., hasn't quite re gained his normal condition.