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Set a Supply of Thrift Stamps and Help Our Goverpment , Win the War
ARM 8S8BW H1 fr tt-fr i i II 11 iv. i it i ' I . I I II II I I II OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1918 NO. 6 UNY HEAR CANADIANS TELL HORRORS OF WAR OVERFLOW soldiers of their acquaintance often and to mention llttlo things which would climir tlmm up. Mo told the ladlos that aome things were always acceptable to the soldier In ihi MEETINGS trenches Bocks especially. He cx- plulned that oftentiineH It was lUttlo Hrairwl Hrn f War Talk Ury lo ,)6 In the water and mud many of Hun Itevlltry. hours at a time, and a nice imir r dry wool socks for tlie soldier com- The city 1111,1 na 1,10 Methodist Ing out of the trench was very ac- churcli parked to the doors, many un- ceptuhle. In making socks, he icuve .hie lo gain admission; hundreds the Huggnstlon that they lie made iwsytxl with Indlxnatlon at tales of high and at the calf be inude a little German atrocities; cheers at tales of Might, so they would stay up and be brsvurr anil sacrifice; a clearer con- more comfortable to the soldier. Ha caption of the war and why thou- brought a tumult of applause when ands of United Ktates soldiers are he said, "Don't listen to peace talk; being sunt to Join In It; a desire to there will he no peace until It comes do evorylhltiK possible to gain vie- time, and It will be signed on tier tory, and a plea for a greater saerl- man soil, and I hope In llerlln." nee here ai nom. f.KIlh,i Jov ,i,i ,.., ,,. .in ,ult of the visit of the three Canadian wor(J f()r .. n Ml t ,rroy officers who came 10 . " ...i,,., ,,,. . i,..iivi.i..i , . Tue-day ' Tb. officer, .re race ,ml we flKhMnK n Lieut-Col. MucMlllau. Major r. II. ovrnmmilUlo Gflrmun wrteni." Edward, and C.pt. E. J Clock They J6 (M of the B(rocUo)l were accompanied uy iiruce wblch the Germans have committed state chairman of the Btate C ouncil . or ih.ii.dw. u......r . .. '"" out the fact that the Germans have officers ore making a tour or urogon. . ,,, trnm ph,lnni, ,, The city hull ami me iwoinouisi ,.,,,,,,., nf ,,,,, ,,,. church, two of the largest auditor!- gi(, ,,,,, n polnl ,,y te urn. In the city, were picked lo th way , wMc) th(J aerumn prlBonri) doors and were filled at least half an . . . . . . hour before the speeches were sclied-uounly bocaue of ,he fonr of th- uled to uegm. i no o...cr.. wu treatment wulclf they will receive at iceptlon of Major Kdwards, spoke ,,,.,, . ,,,,, , ,,,. ,,, fll alternately at the hall and the church. I do w(jrh ..,t howi Ue did Mr. Dennis, juuge . i . ur- . . . , ,,-. .,,., ..,, ton presided at the meeting In the K ,0 ud. 8llrre(, ,,, ball, ana Mayor b. I. nauagn ai u ,r ,,. , ,Iul,Kntttlon nlld horror at BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS; HELP WIN WAR CAMPAIGN IS NOW ON Help Iteut (iermaiiy by InvfHiliiK in Tliemi liuby IIoikIh. church, and If there was anyone In stories of .German treachery and be llher of the large audiences to whom . ' ,, , ,mttln-Hcnr the w.r had not struck home, the real 1 of ynnn facts ss stated must nave t.rougm if sretttBt oulraKeH ttn(, trcttch the realliallon that we are at wr Lr,M of u,e Huns. Ho gr.ve bis opln and In a most terrible war with a na tlon devoid of all principle of bu msully and honor, Before the speakers were Intro duc.'il. llruce Dennis bade a short Ion that the first gits attack of the Oormuns was the greatest act o treachery ever perpetrated by the llocha. "It was contrary to all mothods of HOME GUARD IS STARTED HERE TWO BOOZE TRUNKS CAPTURED BY SHERIFF Kljflit f'itixeiift Hln l'p as Charter Membera. speech telling why the officers were I ...... u.nrfllr- .. ...i ... soeakor making tho tour of the state and He exullnod tlmt tll0 KttB cume over tome of tho work tho 8tate Council d(. , knl of Defense was engaged In. Lieut.-1 I11IIieii utly but turned the lungs toi. Muc.Miiian was tne nrst speaser (nt(j U(jud g0 t,ult tno , gpont In the city hall, and Captain Gook . .errlbl0 torture frothing at tho church. The colonel Is from thu)r ,un(fl( from t,10lr moulh. He Vancouver, 11. C, and atartod from to)J Qf (,rmnn mo,10(ls 0f r.ttachlng there overseas August 12. 1914. soon tQ Hnm trlllkl.u 80.thnt the after the declaration of war. and he gouvonlr ,Untr woul(1 plrk th,,,n up told some Interesting dotalls of the (( io)ig HQ wou,(, CPt off trip. The first Canadian contingent 'mAm ,)omD wllich would blow him went over In 33 transports, escorted . t0 ntonm. "To by the the North Pacific squadron . Q k)1 (0 k, Ula u tll ollly Hens wore worn oy uu, wny to em t nil." said Captain Cook lime or the trip, even when at meais. ny 0(lucal,IlK yoll(. boy to kill do you imi reuruary i. ikib. snoniy thlnk tl;lt )ie wtl como homo a liuril- ttie battle of tho Murno, when they bloodthirsty crlmlnul? Forget bad been In Knglund several months. (t wM li(t nijvlcei they received hurried Instructions to . proceed overseas to Franco. Undlng The speaker told of Instances of In the Hay of lllscay. they were en- human sacrifice whore those same trained for the front In French mil- boys that had been taught to kill hod Itary trains. These coache. aro like given their own life to save a com- lock curs and carry 40 men loaded rade. He assured his hearers hat In each, though they are half the sine their boys are seeing and doing things of an ordinary stock car. and not all and that they will come back strong- of the men can alt down at once, er both physically and spiritually. 'French troop. In three or four Tales of sacrifice which the soldier, places served us coffee and sand- of the allies have made for wounded wlches. One pound of bully bflef and Germans, the love for the rrencli l..r.ilnt, ... -....I .it had children which the Boldlors show In for six days." ho aald. The colonel, the little villages whero they are who looks every Inch a soldier (and billeted anoeu 10 v W r,.,i i.im.i , i,n nnol. In The progrnm ended with tho cap words which .oomed to come from tain's talk, and the officers wore the heart, charged tho Germans with placed In a woltmg nu.ou.uu..- most torrlhle atrocities and with hav- sent to 1 oriionu. IK tho most complete network of T, ftv BDoko enihtiBlnatlcnliy of Hie "Pies and espionage one could think recopton accorded thorn In St. Helens of. He plead with shipyard owners an(, the treatment recolved. they and workers to lot nothing Intorfere wora mot at th train by n csmmlttoo lth tho building of, the ships, and liea0ea Dy Mayor Dallngh and were showed conclusively that the succoss guwla 0( thirty men at a luncheon at or our armies was absolutoiy oepon- the st Helens hotel, in me uner dent on having sufflclent tonnage to lon the coonol and major spoke to transport supplies and munitions i tn0 BChool children, after wmcn inej our boys In the trenches. Through- takon for a trip on the river out the entire speoch tho people Us- Ij t0 th0 mng ad shipyards. In the toned with wrapt attention anu ne avfinia they and a doten inviieu wag groeted with round aftor round guegU were entertulnod at the home of applause. Lr Mr and Mrs. S. C. Morton, so tholr Major V, IJ. Edwards, a cavalry of- day.g gUy ,n st, Holons, while a very fleer of distinction who lost both bugy on8i wtt8 BiB0 miod with pleas fore arms In action, was the next ure u ,g tho general opinion that speaker. Ho dovoted his remarks . , nnd information conveyed mostly to soldiers thomsolves but Ly ther gpeeohos will bo for good In mentioned some Instances or uernwu (na comraUnlty, atrocities. He told of the more inu tii..a nA . t. ani.iiAfla In the a were in- Tito steamer Klnnmth, Captain ... i.i. i.nnrnm imlBBon. arrived In Monday night clear idea of the trench warfare, .and after taking a cr.rgo or luniMr "Keen cheerful at home. It kelps .totalling l.UBU.uuu .- the boys at the front a good deal." he said. He told of the great eogernost which the boys look for letters from home and urged everyone to write In offering war savings stamps to the public the Untied States govern ment has made Immediately avail able for every man, woman and child In the country a profitable, slmpl-i nnd secure Investment. This is the Information given to a committee of business men who met with I.. J. Simpson, chairman of the war savings committeo for the first congressional district, who was In St. Helens Thurs day night, the 17th, In the Interest of the war savings stamp sale. The committee of the commercial club who met with Mr. Simpson gave assurance that they would enter In the work, and an executive committee of seven for the county was decided upon. J. W. Allen, county school su perintendent, was chosen chairman of the committeo, and Mrs. I. E. Dodd, postmaster, was chosen assistant. Those two will select the other Ave members of the -general committee, who will In turn select local commit tees In the dleffrent towns and locali ties of the county. The plan of the "Thrift Card' "Is this: The curd is furnished to all purchasers of a 25-cent War Savings Stamp. The card has spaces for 16 stamps. When nil of the upaces have been filled with these 25-cent stamps the Thrift Card may be exchanged at the postofllce for a $5 stamp by add ing 12 cents In cash prior to Febru ary 1, 1918, and after that date one cunt additional eacli month. Those who prefer to by a $5 stamp outright may obtain samo for $412. provided tho purchase is made before February 1. After that time thoy automatically Increase one cent a month every month until January 1. 1923, when the Uni'.ed States will pay $5 at any poBtollice or at the troasury In WashliiRton for each stamp affixed to a War Saving Cer tificate. When you purchase a $5 Btamp, you must attach It to an engraved foldor known as a "War Saving Cer tificate," which bears the owner's name and uddreas. This certificate contains 20 spaces. If oil of the spucoa are tilled with War Saving? Stamps between December 3, 1917 and January 31, 1918, the cost to the purchaser will be $82.40, and on January 1. 1923, the government will pay the owner of the certificate $100 a net profit of $17.60, which Is 4 per ceut per annum compounded semi annually. If a holder of a War Savings Stamp finds It necessnry to realize cash on It before maturity he may, at any time, upon giving written notice to any money order poBtofflco, receive for each stamp ufflxed to Ills certifi cate, tho amount pnld therefor, plus 1 per cent for each calendar month aftor tho month of purchase of the stamp. The plan Is simple, straightforward nnd certain, and tho holder of the cer tificate has an opportunity to save a llttlo each week or month and apply on tho certificate. The amount Columbia county Is to raise 1b $275,000, which seoms quite a large sum, or about $20 per capita, but whon It Ib taken Into considera tion that wo have a year In which to raise It. the committeo feels sure there will be no trouble In gettln tho amount. The plan of Superintendent Allen Is to encourage the War Savings through the public schools, and he reports that the teachers aro giving him a hearty co-oporatlon. Our country Is at war and tho'puh llo expenditures aro large. Tho gov ernment needB every penny which every man, woman and child can spura and lend, In order that our sol dlors may be fed, clothed and sup plied with necessary war supplies. Don't turn down tho llttlo War Sav ings Stamp. Remember, it takes only four quarters to make a dollar and every dollar will help to free the world for democracy Call at the poBtollice today and nk for further particulars. The Following the suggestion of llruce Dennis, who was here Tuesday, party of business men signed a pledge tobecome active members of the St. Helens Home Guard. It was pointed out by Mr. Dennis that soon er or later a home guard would be come a necessity and could do much and without doubt would be called on to do much during these war times. The company was gathered around the dining table In a St. Hel ens residence where they were be ing entertained, together with the visiting army officers, and the sug gestion met with immediate ap proval. A. L. Stone was made tern porary chairman and A. F. Harnett, secretary. A motion was made and seconded that District Attorney Metsker be named as president pro torn. The motion was unanimously carried. Those signing the roll were A. L. Stone, A. F. Barnett, G. R. Metsker. A. J. Peel, W. B. Dillard, L. K. Rutherford, E. I. Ballagh and S. C. Morton. More names will be. added to the membership roll and steps taken to form the organization and get into service In the near future. WEST ST. HELENS SCHOOL ACTIVITIES Were on Hoard Hteamer Klamath and Destined for Portland. STAY OFF STREETS AFTER 11 AT NIGHT MAYOR MAKES ORDER When the steamer Klamath, com ing from San Francisco, docked at the mill company's dock Monday evening, Sheriff Stan wood and two deputies were on hand to help make fast the lines. After this was done the sheriff thought he would Investi gate some of the baggage being put ashore for transportation to Port land. They were two perfectly Inno cent looking trunks, but somehow or another Sheriff Stan wood thought they were suspicious looking, so he waited until an owner came to claim the trunk, and Mr. Owner and Mr. Trunk went along with the sheriff. He was admitted to bail and will appear at a later date for trial. The owner of the trunk which contained the larger quantity of whisky did not claim his property and It is waiting In the courthouse tor htm, but the prospects are that no claim will be made. More Deputy Marshals ApKinted to Guard Waterfront. COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES Following Is a report of the pu nils of the McBride school as they ranked by examination for the month ending January 18: First grad ut, Kuby Howard; 2nd, Anna Nigro: 3rd, Frate Morefleld. Third grad st, Prudence Qulnn; 2nd, Joe 'ayne; 3rd, Mildred Tucker, Lois Mummer. Lillian Van Natta. Fourth grade 1st, Amelia Klblan; 2nd, Ed gar Payne; 3rd, Anna Cassman, Al- bertlna Hankey. Fifth grade 1st Fred Baseel; 2nd, George Van Natta, 3rd, Grace Chambers. Sixth grade 1st, Willamlna McQueen; 2nd, Santa Caninaroll: 3rd. Vhada Jones. Sev enth grade 1st, Orby Galloway 2nd, Barney Rosasco; 3rd, Harold Monlsh. Eighth grade lot, Helen Klblan, Carrie Maki; 2nd, Carl Tuck or, Norrls Merrill; 3rd. Helen Craw ford. The work of tho Third and Fourth grades of the McBride bcIioo! Is pro gressing very nicely. A Thrift Stamp hullotin has been put up, and an ac count of all the Thrift Stamps and Thrift Certificates is recorded. Those who have their names posted for be ing owners of stamps are James Perry, Ben Pasero, Victoria Rosasco, Mildred Tucker, Amelia Klblan, Jas. Buss, Genevieve Morris, Lloyd Mor- flold, Mary Canlparoli, Norma Bras mer, Mildred Carlson, Hugh Adams, Lilian Van Natta, Geo. Payne, and Boryl Merrill. The possessors of Thrift Certificates are Gladys Mas- ten and James Ketel. The Eighth grade of the McBride school has organized and elected the following officers: President, Nor rls Merrill; secretary, Carl Tucker; treasurer, Helen Klblan. The pupils of tho Seventh and Eighth grades gave a party for the Fifth and Sixth grades last Friday AVAiitnir at the schoolhouse. There were about fifty present. Including the teachers of the different rooms Tho evening was very pleasantly spent In playing games, after which a bountiful lunch was served. The committees of the Seventh and Eighth grades have worked earnestly to see who can sell tjje greater number of Thrift Stamps this month. Tho report Is that many are being sold. An exceptional display of Interest has been manifested by the First grade of Miss Matthews' room In the January work. The study of tho Eskimos has boon tho Incentive and the results are very satisfactory. One very good feature of tho work is an especially well constructed and nnturallBtio sand table. Tho class has been a well-developed conception ,of January work in the curriculum of the First grade. in... ii,i imi.iwl for San Pedro and Pniifnmlu norts. The veHsol's1 postmaster will be glad to give such nasBenger accommodations were com- Information and sell you a stamp. f.,hw Ailed. . I Mr. Simpson was much ecouraged .W. VWW About one hundred applicants took the Eighth Grade examination held January 17 and 18. The manu scripts have all been graded and the returns sent to the applicants. Returns from the recent teachers' examination have been received by the county superintendent and the same have been forwarded to the ap pllcants. There were no failures in Columbia county this year. The Contest Speller for Columbia county has been placed In the hands of the printer and will be out very soon. The annual spelling contest will be held In St. Helens on the evening of May 3. Tho Fifth, Sixth Seventh and Eighth grades will be represented by coulestants from the various schools throughout the coun ty. All teachers, upon receipt of the Contest Speller, should take up the work according to directions and take an active part In the contest. The afternoon of February 8 will be 'Arbor day for Columbia county Teachers and school authorities In charge of school premises should see to It that Arbor day Is properly ob served and suitable provision mad for the planting of shade trees, shrubbery, etc., and make this a gen eral cleanup day. Arbor day pro- grams will be sent to all teachers In the county within the next, few days The county superintendent has ac cepted the chairmanship of the war savings committee for Columbia coun ty. Other members of the committee will be announced later. All banks, merchants and postmasters are urged as a patriotic duty to keep for sale Thrift and War Savings Stamps and encourage the general public In buy ing the same. All teachers are es pecially requested to assist In the war savings campaign and encourage the boys and girls in the purchase ol these stamps. The government must have money to carry on the war, and iuu8t borrow It from Its own people. In this word war there are no neu trals to which our government may apply for funds, hence the vital ne cessity for the sale and purchase of War Stamps. Columbia county needs more Par ent-Teachers' associations, and more work from those already organized. Free circulars and advice for the ask Every teacher in Columbia county should be a Palmer writer or be tak ing a correspondence course In the same. School boards, city superin tendents and principals should urge and require Palmer writing In their schools. ' In order that the town will be bet ter guarded and the night marshals will know Just "where the town la at" during the night time, Mayor Ballagh has Issued an order that citi zens must keep off the streets after 11 o'clock at night. If a person Is found on the streets after the hour designated, he must show some rea sonable excuse for being on the city thoroughfare, else ho might spend the remainder of the night In the comfortable steam heated apartments In the basement of the courthouse. Before Issuing the order, the mayor Interviewed the cigar and pool room men, and all of them promised their co-operation in seeing that the order was carried out and promised to close their places of business on or before the hour mentioned. Bellovlng that the waterfront should be more closely guarded, the mayor has appointed two more depu ty marshals. One of them will serve during the day time and one at night. The order relative to being off the streets at 11 o'clock and the appointment of more officers is not the result of any recent happenings. Mayor Ballagh states, but because he wishes to follow the good rule of "safety first." So many accidental fires, explo sions and such like have occurred throughout the country that It seems the mayor has acted advisedly in tho matter, and It Is to be hoped that r.U loyal citizens will aid him as much as possible In ceelng that the prders are enforced, because It Is to the interest of the town and the whole country. SHIPPING NEWS at the showing St. Helens and Col umbla county has already made, and stated that with a little organized ef fort he believed the county's quota would soon be subscribed. 75,000 COLORED MEN CALLED INTO ARMY Eight per cent of the 9,686,508 pen registered under the selective- servlcelaw are colored. Of these nearly 209,000 have been called and more than 76,000 have been certi fied for service. Out of every 100 colored men called, 36 were certified for service nnd 64 , were rejected, exempted or discharged, while out of every 100 white citizens called, 26 were certi fied for service. After taking on 325,000 feet of lumber, the motor vessel Erris left out early Sunday morning. Her des tination is San Francisco. Laden wltn i.ujo.OOO feet of lum ber and carrying a capacity passen ger list, the steamer Wapama, Cap tain Foldat, called for San Francisco Wednesday night. The motor vessel City of St. Helens after a run of 39 days from Honolulu, has reached Port Pirle, Australia; making practically the same time as did the Allard. The run from the Columbia river to Honolulu took 15 days, and the vessel left out Novem ber 26. She will bring a cargo back to the United States on the return voyage. The motor vessel City of Portland Is still In San Francisco and under-, going repairs. After she is shlp- th. nWAnmanf will alra ha. BUftpO L L I U I LI UUlUlIk T. . 1 1.1. VJ over and load cargo for an Atlantic port. Her slater Bhip, the S. I. Al lard, has been turned over to tho Matson Navigation Company, and Is In service between San Francisco and Honolulu. Chas. R. McCormtck, head of the shipping concern which bears his name, was In St. Helens this week, looking over the properties in which' he Is interested. Mr. McCormlck stated that the St. Helens Shipbuild ing Company would be kept going at full capacity turning out vessels to? the government and for private par ties. The government, of qpurse, will have first call on tho yard. According to reports received by the St. Helens Lumber Company from W. R. Hewett, consulting en gineer of the McCormlck company, the damage to the Wahkeena which was partially destroyed by a . Are, probably of incendiary origin, wlU omnunt In l.tn Dflft The SUDBr- structure of the vessel was destroyed and much damage done below decks.' At the time of the fire the vessel was lying at one of the San Francisco docks taking on supplies and cargo for a trip north. The Wahkeena had only recently come off the dry dock In San Francisco, whero she had been, undergoing repairs occasioned by be ing in a terrific storm on & recent trip to South America. It Is stated that government secret service men are investigating the matter. Capt. Charles Reiner, for many years in the service of the McCormtck company, Is master of the Wahkeena. - f '