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NO. 4
County Court Makes Appointment of
Men Who Will Build lloada.
At Itt regular session Inst week
the county court appointed the road
patrolmen, or foremen, who will
arte during the coming year. s Only
two changes were made. Henry Hick
man tucceeded K. Ilurnham In Dlv
tvlct No. 7 and Jim Hill took the
place of Edlln Peterson In District
No. 8. Dlstrlctt Not, 1 and 2, which
lire the Bcappooae anTl Warren dls
trlctn, and No. 10, SplUenberg dis
trict, were all put under the tuper
vision of Qecrge Grant, of BcappooHe.
ltn will be the ceneral overseer of the
1 work In these districts but foremen
or patrolmen will be appointed by
him In each district and will prob
ably be the same parties who were
supervisors during the past year. U.
W, Clark will have charge of District
No. 3 r.nd the new district. No. 12,
which Is the St. Helens district. The
newly formed district. No. 11, which
Ms Suuvlet island, win also tie locaea
fcftor by Mr. Grant. Following Is the
list of those appointed and their dis
tricts: Districts Nos. 1, 2, 10 and 11
George Grant.
District Nos. 3 and 13 U. W.
District No. 4 John Burns.
Districts Nos. 6 nnd 13 F. An
liker. Districts Nos. 6 and 14 T. J.
Dstrlcts Noa. 7 and IE Henry Rick
man. District No. 8 Jim Hill.
Districts Nos. 8 and 16 T. B.
J Mills. ,
X The court considers Itself fortun
ate In securing the services of these
men, all of whom are experienced
roudbullders nnd who herVe given
general satisfaction In the county's
I road building.
Officer Are Elected llemrt Made
of Lout Year's Work.
The regular meeting of the St.
Helens Woman's Club was held Tues
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Day. A dlscusBloo and roll call on
"Food Conservation" was taken pu
The following officers were elevted
for the ensuing year:
Mrs. L. L. Baker, reelected presi
dent; Mrs. Thompson, vice president;
Mrs. L. R. Rutherford, secretary;
Mrs. H. J. Southerad, reolocted treas
urer. Mrs. Grace Graham was elect
ed to membership.
The club may be congratulated
upon the successful year Just ended.
Aside from the benefit received by
themselves from the study they have
taken up, they have given to the li
brary nearly 8150 besides much time
and thought; also have advanced
$22.60 for magailnet for the coming
year. Late In the year the club
Joined the State Federation, although
it Is to be regretted that none of the
member were able to go to Prlno-
vllle for the annual federation meet
ing. The state president, Mrs. C. H.
Castner, Is also state chairman of tho
woman's committee of the Council of
National Defense. Bhe has appoint
ed Mrs. L. L. Baker as county chair
man. The club voted some time ago
to take up and help this branch of
The new library board was appoint
ed at the annual meeting. This board
wilt handle all library bualness Inde
pendent of the club, but accounting
to the city council Instead. The board
consists of six members, to hold office
one, two and three years. Mrs. Ruth
orford, Mrs. Bten, Mrs. Ellison, Mrs.
Thompson, Mrs. Barnett, Mrs. Baker
The next meeting of the club will
be held January 22, at the home of
Mrs. J. W. Brown, with Mrs. Brown
and Mrs. Doleahal. The roll call will
be responded to with good war-time
recipes so there should be good
supply of note books and pencils. The
program will consist of "Argentine
and Its Capital," Mrs. Isbtster;
"South American Women aad Home
Life," Mrs. Day, and the reading of
the state president's address
Contract U Awarded and Work to
lleicln at Once.
St. Helens Is to have another the
atre. L. It. Rutherford ha awarded
a contract to Christian Spies, a Port
land contractor, for the erection of a
theatre building 35x102 feet. The
theatre will be built In the rear of
the Rutherford block on Columbia
street, and entrance will be from Col
umbia street. Hollow tile will be
used In the construction of the build
ing, so that It will be fireproof. A
stage 18x24 with ample sceuery on 1
setting will be provided. In the event
that the show house books attractions
other than the movies. The contract
price of the building is 84,000, and
It Is expected to have it ready for
occupancy in sixty days. The seat
ing capacity of the show house will
be 425, and steam heat and a good
ventilating system will make the
place comfortable.
While engaged at his work an
millwright at the mill Tuesday morn
ing, E. A. ('rouse suffered a painful
Injury when he fell from the scaf
folding on which he was working.
Though the full was only a few feet
he was considerably bruised and sev
eral ribs were broken. Temporary
relief was given by Dr. Peel, and
the Injured man was sent to a Port
land hospital on the afternoon train.
A recent message from the hospital
Is to the effect that Mr. Crouse was
resting at easily as could be expect
ed and that no serious consequences
would result from the accident.
Dr. C. E. Cairoll, who is now em
ployed by the bureau of surveys of
tl e Board of Heme Missions and
Church Extension of the Methodist
Episcopal church, spent a few hour
In St. Helens Saturday afternoon,
looking over the local situation and
Renewing old-time memories with
Rev. Hlsoy, the pastor of the local
church. Dr. Carroll Is engaged In
making a survey ot the Pacific coast
to determine the needs of this exten
sive and growing field for churches
and other equipment. His work is a
part of the campaign that the Moth-
od 1st church is making In Its efforts
to minister the needs of our great
country which have been vastly ex
panded on account of the world war.
Dr. Carroll and Mr. ' Hluey were
friends in the east several years ago
and both were delighted to meot
again and renew old-time acquaint
Because of the fact that they need
more men at their shipbuilding yarl
and that suitable accommodations
are hard to secure, the St. Helens
Shipbuilding Company pluns to erect
a hotel or apartment house on Sou
vlet Island, adjoining their plunt.
Plant submitted by the archltoct call
for a throe-story frame building, with
a large dining room, lounging room
and lobby. A card and billiard room
it also provided tor as well as other
additions which will make the place
more attractive and homelike for
those who live In the hotel. When
interviewed, H. F. McCormlck, man
ager of the company, said that he
could not give out any definite state
ment but ndmtted that such plans
were under consideration by the com
Miiwliwipl First to Ratify
Fifteen minutes after the subject
wag presented to them in the gov
rnor's message, both houses of the
Mississippi legislature ratified the
proposed prohibition amendment to
the Unted Sta'es consttuton. Only
eight dissenting votes were cast.
The Mississippi legislature was tho
first to act on the amendment.
O. B. Farnsworth, In charge of the
Nehalem road work, was In St. Hel
ens Thursday. He Is now with
the state highway commission and
will check up the right of ways; lo
cations, etc., of the highway route
from Bcappooae to Deer Island, along
the west tide route.
Contemplated Work Might Injure
Main Channel, la Contention.
Mayor Ballagh has received a com
munication from the board of engin
eers for rivers and harbors relative
to the proposed deepening of the
channel at Nigger creek. The report
states: The required examination
was made by the district engineer
and pursuant to favorable recom
mendations, a survey was authorized.
The report was favorable for the im
provement and recommended tho
dredging and maintenance of a chan
nel 300 feet wide and 25 feet deep
at low water through the bar Just
below the town at an estimated cost
of $6,500 for the first construction
and $1,000 annually for the uicln
tenance. The board at Washington,
however, does not approve ot this for
the following reasons:
First The enlargement of this
channel would tend to divert the wa
ter from the main channel of the Col
umbia river to the possible lujury of
that channel.
Second The Improvement would
be In the nature of a short auxiliary
channel for local use and the gov
ernment thinks St. Helens should do
the work.
Third The need of the improve
ment does not appear urgent at thore
Is now a dependable depth of 19 feet
at low water and about 22 feet at
mean high tide which, according to
the government board will permit the
use of lumber carrying vessel ot fair
Thirty dayt time for a review of
the matter is allowed before its final
disposition, and accordingly Mi-.yor
Ballagh has Interested the commer
cial club In the matter and Steps will
be taken to have another hearing.
Congressman Hawley, who was large
ly Instrumental In getting the Initial
work done, has been appealed to and
he hat' given hit assurance that the
matter will again be brought to the
attention ot the government board.
So It is possible that the improvement
recommended by the engineer will
yot be granted.
Training Camp Navy Yard, Pugel
Sound, Wash., Dec' 31, 1917.
Dec. 31. 1917.
To the Editor of the Mist:
Dear Sir: Would you kindly con
vey my thanks, through your paper,
to the members ot the Girls' Honor
Guard and members of the Red Cross
ot St. Helens for their kind remem
brance ot the boys Thanksgiving and
Christmas. I was glad to Bee the in
terest people are taking In Red Cross
work; every man, woman and child
has a duty to perform In this war;
you or your son may be tho next one
to go. It Is net only the ones that
leave home to fight, but the one's
that can't go that can fight at home
In the Interest of the Red Cross now
Is the time to loosen up; get a Red
Cross flag aud button, and show that
your patriotism is above your dol
lars. Yours respectfully,
C. B. M. U. S. N.
Avon Lodge No. 62, Knights of
Pythias, Installed the following offi
cers Tuesday night:
C. C. Eugene Blakesley.
V. C. R. C. Burgess.
Prelate Robert Dixon.
M. of W. A. J. Peel
K. ot R. & S, E. I. Ballagh.
M. of E. A. L Stone
M of A. Rees R. Hall.
I. G. James Rowley
O. G. C. D. Sutherland.
C. D. Sutherland, deputy granl
chancellor, was the Installing officer.
On the 18th Inst. Leslie E. Crouth,
grand chancellor for the domain of
Oregon, and Walter E. Gleason
grand keeper of R. & S will pay the
annual vlstt to the lodge. It Is ex
pected that many knights from other
points in Columbia county will at
tend the meeting to meet the high
officials of the K. of P. lodge.
Largo HulM'rlitlonM Made for St.
, Helens-Columbia City Road.
L. R. Rutherford is the newly
elected president of the St. Helens
Commercial Club, and Rees R. Hall,
secretary. The former was elected
at a regular meeting of the club
Thursday, January 3, and the latter
was elected last night. They suc
ceed H. E. Cornthwalte and Dick Lld
ard, who have served for more than
a year. The selection meets with
general approval and the club is sat
isfied that the new officers will enter
Into their duties with a determina
tion to accomplish much tor the wel
fare of the cltj
At the meeting Thursday night,
suggestions were made as to the
best way of raising funds to aid In
the building of .the St. Helens-Columbia
City road. After much dis
cussion it was decided to make a
canvass of the business men of the
city and also those who are inter
ested In the construction ot the road
and see how much could be raised.
A committee consisting of J. T. Ta
ber, J. H. Thatcher, Shrman Miles
and E. I. Ballagh was appointed Ij
work St. HelenB, and Messrs. Murphy
and Sommarstrom, of the shipbuild
ing concerns in the lower yards,
were appointed to look after the
matter In their end ot the territory.
The list In St. Helens was freely
signed, the first seven signing the pa
per putting their names down tor
$100 each. Several $50 contribu
tions wore made and quite a few
signed up for $25. Those who did
not feel able to give so much signed
up tor $15, $10 and $5, and the list
now totals $2,000 or more. It U
understood that a considerable
amount can also be raised at Colum
bia City. A portion of the road Is
In the city limits and the city dad3
wtll look after that, and it Is under
stood that the county court will aid
as much as possible. A complete
estimate ot what the road will cost
will Boon be prepared by Roadmaater
Abry, and probably at the next meet
ing of the county court some definite
action will be taken towards getting
the road under way.
The cost of the road has been varl
ously estimated at from $6,800 to
$9,000, but whatever It costs It will
be worth that much to both Columbia
City and St. Helens.
Many Business Matters Before Coun
cil on First Meeting of Year.
The meeting of the city council,
the first one In 1918, was a very
busy one. The minutes of the last
meeting were read and after slight
corrections were approved.
J. S. Momry appeared before the
council in reference to connecting up
with the main sewer near hit resi
dence. He claimed that the sewer
was not accessible to his property.
The matter was referred to the street
committee for Investigation.
In the matter of franchises for
automobiles operated for hire, the
petition of John F. Johnson for an
exclusive franchise on the St. Helens-depot
run was denied, but he
was granted a franchise to operate
a passenger bus for hire, the con
sideration being 820 per quarter.
Applications were received from Mrs.
Karth, Lloyd McAboy and H. J.
Southard for franchises to operate
Jitneys for hire, and permits were
granted. W. C. Morley was granted
a franchise for the operation of a
freight truck. The council decided
that the quarterly license fees for
operating for hire cars should be as
follows: For five-passenger cart,
$7.50; for seven-passenger cars, $10,
and cars the capacity of which it 12
people, $15. Cars carrying more
than 12 people will have to pay $20.
Dr. L..G. Rosa, city health officer,
appeared before the council In refer
ence to compelling persons living
near sewers and in established tewer
districts, to connect with the sewer.
The recorder was instructed to noti
fy such parties to have their prem
ises connected with the sewer.
The Woman's Club made the re
quest that they be paid $25 each
month Instead of having the sum
paid them in Beml-annual install
ments. The council agreed to do this
and the recorder wan instructed to
Issue a city warrant each month.
The usual monthly bills were al
lowed and other business transacted.
Better Attendance is Requested by
the Officers.
The St. Helens Red Cross branch
has moved from the Guild hall to
rooms on the second floor ot the
bank building, and the rooms are
open every afternoon. A leader 1b
appointed each afternoon, but some
of the ladies are somewhat discour
aged at the small attendance. Some
afternoons only a few members have
been present to aid In the work, and
the Red Cross ladies, not wishing to
be called shirkers, are anxious that
more members attend and more work
be done. The following were In at
tendance on the days mentioned:
Thursday Mrs. Isblster and Mrs.
Friday Mrs. Rutherford and Mm.
Saturday Mrs. Disney, Mrs. Mon
lsh, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Troyer, Miss
Ketel, Miss Matthews, Mrs. Colt, Mrs.
Vogel, Mrs. Butler and Mrs, Wilson.
Monday Mrs. Seabre. Mrs. Coats,
Mrs. Ketel, Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Gra
ham, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Dlllftrd, Mrs.
Murphy, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Sr.urer and
Mrs. Isbtster.
Tuesday Mrs. McKle and Mrs.
Wednesday Mrs. Akin, ' Mrs
Owen, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Shep
herd, Mrs. Broughton, Mrs. Willis,
Mrs. Troyer, Mrs. Monlsh, Mrs. Ash
by, Mrs. Graves, Mrs. Southard and
Mrs. Wilson.
Washington. Establishment of a
clearing house for the woman labor
of the nation, under the supervision
of Secretary ot Labor Wilson was an
nounced here today. The principal
function ot the bureau wtll be the
task of recruiting women to fill the
ranks of the industrial army wher
ever men are released for military
Today Is Visitors' day at the public-
schools throughout the county.
St. Helens school officials desire all
parents and friends of the pupils to
vlalt the schools.
Will Be Built at Columbia City
The United States government has
let contracts for the construction of
eight more wooden steamers to the
yards at Columbia City. The Inter
national Shipbuilding Company will
build four of these vessels and the
Sommarstrom people four. The type
of vessel to be built by the Interna
tional company Is the Ferris design.
The dimensions are to be 281 feet
long and 45 feet beam, with a carry
ing capacity of 3,600 tons. The ves
sels to be built by the Sommarstrom
people are the Hough model, and
will be the same size as the Ferris
George E. Murphy, assistant man
ager ot the International yard, states
that they will soon lay the keels for
two of the boats and work will be
rushed. The contract calls for com
pletion of all four boats within
eight months. At the Sommarstrom
yards, two more ways have been
made and keels for two vessels will
soon be laid. This will make six
vessels on the ways at this yard for
the government.
The International people are plan
ning on building a large hotel at Col
umbia City to provide accommoda
tions for the 250 employes who wtll
soon be at work. Sommarstrom is
building more cottages and hotel ac
commodations to bettor care for hit
400 men. When the work begins at
the International plant there will be
about 650 men employed at the two
yards in Columbia City. More than
400 are employed at the yards . ot
the St. Helena Shipbuilding Company
at the present and more men will
soon be added to the payroll.
Will Be Located Near Columbia
W. H. Ellwood was in St. Helens
Tuesday making arrangements for
the opening of a logging camp sev
eral miles west of Columbia City.
The timber belongs to James Brodlo
of Portland, and there is contained
In the tract to be logged between tlx
and seven million feet ot fine fir and
cedar timber. Mr. Ellwood states
that he hopes to have the camp go
ing by the end ot this month. The
logs will be hauled by auto truck to
Columbia City and dumped in tho
river there. The old railroad grade
of the Peninsula Logging Company
will be used and most of this road
ia In very good condition at the
present time. About two miles ot
planking will be necessary and two
small bridges will have to be built
before operations will begin. A part
of the crew has been obtained, and
they are men living In the vicinity
ot where the timber is located. Two
donkey engines will be used and 20
men employed, and Mr. Elwood
thinks the output, at the start, will
be around 20,000 feet per day.
The timber to be logged adjoins
the ranch of H. G. Smith, and gov
ernment experts who have examined
it encouraged Mr. Brodte to log It
Immediately, as the government It
In urgent need ot such high grade
timber. While not so large an out
fit as some located near St. Helens,
the pay roll, which will be about
$2,600 per month, will be ot benefit
to this town and a great help to the
employes ot the company, who. as
stated, live in the vicinity ot the
proposed operations.
On god authority, the Mist learnt
that a certain party In St. Helena
will probably build at least nine new
houses this spring. The dwellings
will be modern and cost from $1,200
to $1,600 each, and will be built on
property a short distance from the
center of the city. Full arrangements
have not been made, but the party Is
negotiating for the property, in fact
hat It under option, and it It almost
ture that he will construct the resi
dences and rent them to some ot the
newcomers who are clamoring tor .
houses. '

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