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ST. HELENS MIST. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1918
Issued Every Friday by THE MIST PIBLISHIXQ COMPANY O. D. HEILBORN Vice President and Manager. S. C. MORTON Editor SUBSCRIPTION" RATES One Year $1.50 Six Months .75 Entered aa second-class matter, January 10th, 1912, at the Postofflce at St. Helens, Oregon, under the act of March 3rd, 1879. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER 17 no other idea than to perform these duties in most efficient manner pos sible. They fully realize their obli gation to their own people, their friends, and the country. A rigid program of instruction is carried out daily with traditional American en thusiasm. Engaged in healthy, in teresting exercises in the open air. with simple diets, officers and men, like trained athletes, are ready for their tasks. Forbidden the use of strong drink and protected by strin gent regulations against sexual evils, and supported by their own moral courage, their good behavior is the subject of most favorable comments, especially by our allies. American mothers may rest assured that their sons are a credit to them and to the nation, and they may well look for ward to the proud day when on the battlefield these splendid men will shed a new lustre on American manhood." LIBERTY BONDS AND U. S. TAXES They Are Xot Acceptable as Payment of ViiIUhI States Tae. "I pledge alloglanco to my Flag, id to the Republic for which it standi, one Nation indivisible, with; Liberty and Justice for All." The Mist is informed by Milton A. Miller, collector of Internal revenue, that his office has recently been flooded with Injuries as to the pay ment of I'ntted States taxes with lib erty loan bonds. Mr. Miller states: "Correspondence reaching this office indicates that persons have been er roneously informed that Liberty Loan Itonds will be acceptable In pay ment of taxes due the I'nited States. These bonds cannot be accepted in payment of such taxes. To accept these bonds for taxes would defeat the revenue ends." Evidently there has been a mis understanding in this report, and the Mist Is glad to give publicity to Mr. Miller's communication so that no future msunderstandlng may arise. WILLIAM 1IOHEXZOLI.ERX On his birthday, January 27, 191$. "Democracy shall perish from the world; Then only shall my flaunting flags ba furled. All other rulers shall bow the knee. And their 'AH Highest' lord acknowl edge me." The hosts of freedom rally to defy The blatant, blasphemous and boast ful Lie Reveller in War, thy music is the cry Of mortals shrieking In death agony. Rapine and murder, treachery and hate Go with thy legions end make deso late The fruitful earth with sword, with sword, with shells and flame; And nir.ids and matrons shudder at thy name. Dishonored treaties mark thy in famy; Honor and Truth alike unknown to thee; Thy name anathema! Thy hellish reign Merits a million-fold the brand of Cain. O evil genius! everlasting blame Thy need, not glory and the world's acclaim; O spirit sinister! thy miscalled fame Will welcome thy memory In lasting shame. Life's waters stilled and stagnant, and their course Dammed by the mandate at their very source! Souls, countless souls, untimely reft from earth, Curse the dark day which saw thy monster-birth. For lives that were; for lives which cannot be, Murderer! for lives that through eternity Would else have been; for her lost progeny The enravished earth demands ac count of thee. Exchange. OI K WAR AIMS "What we demand in this war, therefore, is nothing peculiar to our selves. It is that the world be made fit and safe to live in; and particu larly that it be made safe for every peace-loving nation which, like our own, wishes to live its own life, de termine its own institutions, be as sured of justce and fair dealing by j the other peoples of the world as ngainst force and selfish aggression. All the people of the world are in ef fect partners In this Interest, and for our own part we see very clearly that unless justice be done to others it will not be done to us. The program of the world's peace, therefore, is our program." President Wilson's Mes sage of January 8. ENGINEERS NEED EXPERIENCED MEN It is the new things which are ad vanced in a town which keep it awake. The mind soon becomes cal ous to theNirdinary routine, and any community is prone to slip into that lethargy which is so vividly described in Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hol low." A few "wide-awakes" with originality and a sense of humor can raise the dead. According to one of the German forestry journals, the kaiser, in 190s, killed 1,995 pieces of wild game, in cluding 70 stags, elk and roebuck. At that time he hadslaughtered a to tal of 61,730 pieces of game, more than 4,000 of which were stags, and was the leading exterminator of wild life In the world. As a slaughterer of men, women and children, since 1914, however, he has been the fore most exterminator of human life In all history. INSIGNIA ON SHOULDER LOOPS DENOTE RANK PRAISE FOR AMERICAN' FIGHT ING MEN' IN' FRANCE In a recent communication to Sec retary of War Baker, the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces said: "There has never been a similar body of men to lead as clean lives as our American soldiers In France. They have entered this war with the highest devotion to duty and with The rank of coramsloned officers of the United States army is shown by insignia on the shoulder loops. The shoulder loops of a general bear the cor.t of arms of the United States and two silver stars; lieuten ant general, one large and two smal! silver stars; major general, two sil ver stars; brigadier general, one sil ver star; colonel, silver spread-eagle; lieutenant colonel, silver leaf; major, gold leaf; captain, two silver bars; first lieutenant, one silver bar; sec ond lieutenant, no loop insignia. The shoulder loop of a chaplain bears a Latin cross. About CoiLstlpatioa. Certain articles of diet tend to check movements of the bowela. The most common of these are cheese, tea and boiled milk. On the other hand raw fruits, especially apples and bananas, also graham bread and whole wheat bread promote a move ment of the bowels. When the bow els are badly constipated, however, the sure way Is to take one or two of Chamberlain's Tablets immediate ly after supper. The Twentieth Engineers, the lum bermen's regiment, needs at once for immediate service lu France 3,000 experienced woodsmen and lumber men to complete the ten battalions authorized for this regiment. This is the largest regiment in the world and will include 7,600 men when Its quota is filled. The men are wanted for woods, logging railroad and saw mill work. Already several battal ions of the 20th Engineers are In act ive service in France and It is ex pected the others will be sent over as soon as they are ready to go. Able-bodied white men, not subjoet to draft, IS to 21 and 31 to 40, citi zens of the United States, with ex perience as woodsmon or sawmill em ployes, or any of the usual classes of work In connection with logging or milling operations can enlist at any United States recruiting station for service in the 20th Engineers. Able-boded white men subject to draft, between the ages of 21 and 31, can be Inducted Into the 20th Engineers under the selective service law, provided their number Is so low that they do not come within the current quota of their local board. Supplemental to the lumbermen's regiment, there will be formed auxil iary unit battalions of highway con struction men, the 41st, 42nd and 43rd Auxiliary Forest B.-ttalions. To qualify In these road and bridge building battalions men should be skilled in the following work: Road building, bridge building, operatng rock crushers, operating road rollers, driving motor trucks, and ordinary road labor. The same rules for en listment apply as In the case of tho 20th Engineers. Previous military training or ex perience is not necessary for service in the 20th Engineers or the auxili ary forest battalions. Candidates for enlistment In either of these organizations may apply for further information to District For ester George II. Cecil, Heck Building, Portland, Oregon, who is a listing officer working In co-operation with the war department. There Is a fine opportunity offered experienced men to enlist their ser vices in the line of work for which they are best prepared by Joining one of these organizations. HOW ABOUT PAYING YOUR INCOME TAX Somebody is going to toll on you If you do not pay your income tai. Congress has fixed It so that some body must tell, whether he wants to or not. One section of the wur incomo tax law, exhaustively comprehensive In scope, requires ovory person, with out exception, and every corporation, partnership, association and Insur ance company, in whatever capacity acting, who paid $800 or more to another person, corporation, partner ship, association, or insurance com pany, as interest, rent, salaries, wages, premiums, annuities, compen sation, remuneration, emoluments, oi other fixed or determinable gains, profits and incomo, to report the name and address of tho person, I corporation, etc., to whom the pay ! ment was made, together with the amount of the payment, to the com missioner of internal revonuo nt Washington, using a form prescribed for the purpose, Form 1099, now to bo hnd from all collectors' offices. The forms must he filled out and re turned on or before March 1, 1918, accompanied by Form 1096, which Is a letter of transmittal and affidavit certifying the accuracy of Form 1099. About 2,000 board feet of wood Is used In the actual construction of the average airplane. To obtain this material It Is ordlnnrlly nocessnry to work over about 1,600 Toet of select lumber, which often represent!) ull that can be used of 16,000 board fuel of standing timber. When You llnve n Cold It Is when you have a severe cold that you appreciate tho good quali ties of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. rain. I iftii vivinvr, ' Una, Jj1 writes: "Our flve-veur-nM 1 ru r settled on his lungs nnd lie hud t." nuie cougiung pens. We greatly worried about hint mudlclno we gave him did him In tho least. A neighbor poi so highly of ChnuibeHulus cUU( itomeay mat i goi a ooiuu or It, Ti first dose benefited him so much th I continued giving It to him until wua cured." not hti CHURCH NOTICE Methodist Episcopal (liurcli "The Friendly Church." Albert S Hisey, pastor. All the usual services will be held next Sunday, February 10. District Supt. Youngson will be with us in the morning and preach the sermon. The evening services will be con ducted by the pastor. Thursday evening of this week was a red letter day In the history of the St. Helons Methodist church. The troublesome debt contracted when the church was rebuilt was entirely wiped out, and the campaign that has been conducted by the member ship through this your was brought to a successful culmination. The Ladles' Aid Society served a splendid supper in tho evening. Following the suppor Dr. Youngson held the quarterly conference,, after which a patriotic and jubilee program held the congregation through two hours of absorbing Interest. A service flag of 25 stars was dedicated In honor of the men who have gone from our congregation to the service of our country. FIRE! KIKE! FIRE! FIRE! See E. E. Quick, St. Helens, and Insure your property in the Oregon Fire Relief Association of UrMlnn vlllt.. Oregon. Don't put It off. Mch6tf W. L. WARREN. Agent PERRY GRANITE CO. F.arl Terry, Mgr. 301 4th St. Portland, Ore. Designers and Manufac turers of Monuments. Deal with us direct and thus sine agent's commis sion. For Good Work, always the cheapest. Hardware Pipe Fittings Saws Axes Wedges Forks Shovels Handles of all kinds Barn Door Hangers and Track Builders' Hardware This store carries a complete line of Builders' Hard ware, also the very best grade of Carpenter's Tools. Let us give you an estimate on your next building order. Guns, Fishing Tackle and everything in the Sportsman's line will be found here, and at prices as low v,s can be found in Portland. St. Helens Hardware Go. "Teach Your Dollars to Have More Cents" ST. HELENS HOTEL K. A. KOTUKIl, Prop. mm '.,lss: n. ... -ar--:W5-iM "" fik .;.' i'- .W Kates American and European Plan , ... All numm Call at Hold Everything Modern Htmm Heating Plant Hot and (Jold Water In Room J. his I ear p,an yr ' planting choose varieties for food value and productiveness. Plant GOOD SEED - Strive for big returns. Our Kanding of over a quarter century as the SEED HEADQUARTERS of the North west Guarantees that We can Serve You to Your Profit and 'Satisfaction "BUCKEYE" Incubators. Standard Brooder Stoves. Diamond Poultry Foods. LEE'S Foods & Remedies. Special Catalogs NURSERY stock POULTRY supplies BEE SUPPLIES FERTILIZERS "BUCKEYE" and LEB BOOKLETS Jbyf for 40 OR 50 MEN REQUIRED j FOR EACH AIRPLANE; In a statement issued by Howard j E. Coffin, chairman of the aircraft) production board, is the following: "In discussing the accomplish-: ments of the air service in the con-i summation of the army program, It I will be well to point out the Impos-i siblllty of certain proposals enthusl-i astically and persistently put for-1 ward by word of mouth and In the press. We have seen and hoard much of the proposal of '100,000 airplanes' to be provided by the United States within the next year. In a country where one great industry produces 1,500,000 motor cars per year, the fabrication of 100,000 planes might seem easy, but actual figures based upon three years of practical experi ence in the war show that there are now between 40 and 50 men of the auxiliary services required for each active machine at the front. If this same ratio should be adhered to in our service, it would mean that some 4,000,000 men would be required In our aeronautical department on for eign soil between our ports of de barkation and the lighting front. "Even though this number of men could be reduced by 50 per cent by Increased efficiency and standardiza tion, the number required is still 'staggering. Consider, also, the over seas transportation problem as re lated to material only and without reference to personnel and Its main tenance. The transportation of fin ished planes, properly crated, with the necessary spares, accessories and equipment Is in Itself a serious prob lem, In view of the situation In ship tonnage." Red Cross appropriations for work In Italy from November 1, 1917, to May 1, 1918, totil $4,771,990. ( Lynch & Muhr HAIR CUTS. SHAVES, SHAMPOOS Everything in the Barber Line done up in Style Our shop is Strictly Clean and Sanitary Come in and See us HT. HKI.KNfl GEO II. BHINN, Pres. L. ft. HUTHEIIFORD, Sec. Columbia County Abstract Company ST. HELENS, OREGO.J bia CounTyreJon?"1'16 abSUaCt SyStCm ta Clun Patronize Your Home Bakery Everything is Reasonable in Price and the Best One Can Buy in Baked Goods ST. HELENS BAKERY BEST WORK LOWEST PRICES - Our : Repair Department Is at Your Service IN THE SHOP OR ON THE ROAD I'hone us ior service car, which is always ready to make a flying trip day or night. Our shop equipment enahles us to prop erly care for any anto trouhles, be it u leaky spark plug a complete overhaul ing. Independent Auto Co. St. Helens, Oregon Agents lor.