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on re not too um to nay a Thrift Stamp, Don't Leave All the Work to Children OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1918 ) NO. 1 w Bw aw . m w - m m - r -x ar - a kijME HELENS SHOULD HAVE A HOSPITAL MUCH NEEDED NOW .i.k.J. II TluiUlior Who Offers (iHbuUiD for Uie Purimno. Thi MUt It In receipt of a com- Liatlon from J. II. Thatchor In hlcll b ncloH1 120 chock made tbl to "The St. Helena Hospital lid." Til proposition as uuiiiuuu Mr. Thatcher appear feasible and irr, and 1 at follows: rg tha Editor of the MlNt: Wl bafe at the presout time ijt 1 000 mon on Ilia permanotit irnll Id St. liulena. Add to tlieno m truilentt and tlia number will approllmately 1,300. Knell of a man contribute 11 per month I hoepital fund, but to what pur- i? Crtalnly not to build up 8t. leleni. While we nave mo mom mtlful lite and scenery and un- irpauod sanitary condition, we it our Injured and maimed only rK aid attention, allowing thorn to till and lulTer until a train may ar IT and take them to I'ortluud and hoepital. Could we not, with an expenditure (15,000 or ft, 000, erect and equip tie little hospital to taka care of ur own, and thereby lire the men ill art employed here tha treatment hif art entitled to? Tbla communication la made only munition, but to ahow I am In irneet I am enclosing my check for 110, made payable to tha St. Ilnlem floepllal Fund, to be used for the inlldlnt; of aurh a hoepital. Who II be the oextf It not next, then iter nme crltlclim. "Respectfully, "J. II. THATCHER." Tb check hae boon deposited In m Columbia County Hunk to the rredlt of the fund, as outlined by Mr. 'batcher. Thero U no question as lo the needs of a Rood hoepital In St. Helena, and If audi hospital waa es- tabilshed and properly equipped It ronld be of (real benefit to the en- ilr community. In conversation 'lib MToral prominent buxlness mon :lywenton record as being In favor ( tuch an establishment. The MUt i would like to get tho views of other on tht matter. YOUNG LOGGER IS KILLED NEAR MIST lf Strikes III m anil Cuaa Instant Harry Moore, aged 36 roars, an employe of the Palmor-RuDD Log- tl Co., who operate a camp near ' wa almoHt Instantly kJllod Tueiday afternoon when a lurie lou "Hen waa being rained for the roll y to the logging enr swung around "d Itruck him. Deemmed. who was bead rigging mon, had charge of the iimni of tho log and the goar was "Ulf about tho mlitdln nf tha loir. wllch, whan lifted, swung around so ciiy that the unfortunate mnn "'i not haTe time to aot out of th . Coron 'wught the body to St. Holens awalt '"I adrlce from the I. O. O. V. lodge Tuolumo, Cnl., and a young lady ""in or docoasod who llvos In Vor P". Pa., as to what deposition to ""a or tho body. LKS BAND COMING TO ST. HELENS U1 Pay Friendly Visit Wednesday March 13 I(mj Concert. O " ' ' 1 orai prominent membora of the 'wtland lodge of Elks wore In St. "elens Wodnosday paying a visit to ocal Elks. J. Mnmhv Honnesr. a Wominont mombor of the order, was Von Gray what a fine band Portland lodge had, whereupon (Who In m..V. ,V, T- 4 lodge) said It waa a wonder tha W wouldn't send down tha band ' ' a concert In Bt. Helena ao " of the "absent brothers" could toVmB f th beneflt- Hennesy . k the Proposition seriously and to "V Phonod to Oray that th full ""d of 45 pieces would be In St. and Wedne8tln'r n,Kht' Marcn 18 give a free and public, concert, "0npllmentary to tho St. Helens peo- J- further announcement will be ma In our next Issue. ON DUTY AND OFF WHEN HEAVY SNOWFALL CHECKS FIGHTING W ' I 1 u lie- rtt Heavy falls of snow hnvi. Hlowi-d tip the flshtlng along the went front, but most of the men nrt kept busy never theless Above Is n ditiichni.'iit of Infnntry iiinrcliltig through the snow to the trenches; below the crew of nn antl alrcrnft bnttery I hu1ng n Rood snowhnll fight. TENNESSEE TO SPEND MILLIONS ON ROADS Dr. Klwln Itixm Hays People Realize IiiiHrtaji(-o of (1mm1 KoikIk. Tha Mhtt has received an Interest ing letter from Pr. Edwin Hons, who Is visiting with relatives In McCon noli. Tenn. In speaking of the road work outlined, tho doctor said: "TennoHHeo, though In the easy go ing south, seems to bo doing her part In road construction, as the state i entering upon ono of tho blgKext pro grams of road construction In iu hle- tory. Muny counties are issuing bonds for new construction, the state has funds available and the United States government has mndo appro priations which niUHt bo uxed In the Immodlnto future. Within he next two years over three million dollars will bo expended In now construc tion and reconstruction." Dr. Hose Inclosed a program of the conference of road officials which was held at Knoxvllle and which he attended, and reported that It was a very Instructive and enthusliiHtlc mooting. The doctor added that ho hoped the county court would make good progress on the several road projects In the county and do their best for the Nehalom-8t. Helens road, stutlng that "It had been the thing that has hoen my heart's desire for twenty five yoars and one of the most nocci sary roads in tho county." The Rosses are enjoying tholr so journ in tho sunny south and have no Intention of returning to St. Hel ena In the linniedlato future WEST STREET MAY BE IMPROVED Mutter Is l'p llefore Council Is a Needed Improvement. A petition has been submitted to the common council for the improve ment of West street so as to make that street passable from the river to the S. 1'. & 8. railroad tracks. A petition for this Improvement was mudo about two years ugo but not acted upon. Residents along the street now claim the Improvement Is nocessnry, and It Is quite probable that fuvoruhle action will be taken In the near future. Another matter brought to tho at tention of the council was the request of A. McDonald, the young mnn who was Injured at the time of the Strand theatre Are Inst Septomber, while acting ns a volunteer fireman. The Injury he sustnlned lias resulted In tho loss of the uso of his loft arm, and another operation hns been sug gested with the hopes that the use of the arm may be restored. McDon- MATOR GEN. WHITE WRITES FROM FRANCE Tluuiks Ixh'oI Exemption Hoard for Faithful Borvlco Performed. Sheriff Stanwood Is in receipt of the following letter from Major Gen eral White, formerly adjutant gen eral for Oregon but now stationed In Frunce, which expresses his grati tude to the officers of the board for faithful service. It also shows that while the adjutant general Is far awr.y and busy with the great war undertakings that he hns not for gotten the Oregon officials who helped him work out the draft de tails. The letter Is from somewhere In France and dated lust month, and is as follows: "Dear Mr. Stanwood: I am sorry I did not have a chance before leav ing for France to write and thank you for the co-oporntlon you and your board gave my department In tho registration and draft. I always received prompt and effective returns from Columbia county and conse- ald asked for financial aid for this quenUjr feel obligated to you and WILLIAM H. HOSKIN PASSES AWAY it. Veteran Answers Final Itoll Call. EIGHT HOUR DAY FOR CAMPS AND MILLS William H. Hoskln died early Sun day morning at the home of his son, Dr. S. B. Hoskln, !n this city. Do ceased had been In ill health for some time and his death was not unexpected. William H. Hoskln was born In Cornwall, England, August 19, 184S, and at the time of his death wai past 72 years of age. When four years of age, with his parents, he moved to Monroe Point, Wis., and in. that place grew to manhood. At the outbreak of the civil war he was too young to enlist, but as soon as bis age would permit he joined Com pany B, of the 43rd Wisconsin regi ment and served two years In that regiment. In 1880 he married Miss Rachel Williams, at Humboldt, Iowa. They moved to Forest Grove, Ore., In 1909, and came to St. Helena in April of last year. Besides the wife, deceased is sur vived by two sons, William O. Hos kln, who resides at Five Mile, WIb., and Dr. S. B. Hoskin of this city, and a married daughter, Mrs. Fannie Bird, of Reglna, Saskatchewan, Can ada, and two brothers, Stephen Hos kln of Colorado Springs, Colo.,' and John Hoskln, of Los Angeles, Cal. The funeral was held from the residence In St. Helens Tuesday morning, and the remains were taken to the Portland crematorium. Though having lived in St. Helens a comparatively short while, Mr. Hos kin made many friends who admired his sterling traits ot character and deeply regret his passing. ' HORSE DIES RATHER THAN BE ARRESTED Mooted Question as to Resonsilility for Death of Stray Horse. THRIFT STAMP SALES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mrllrliln School Miss Matthews' room, $19.76; gain of week, 60 cents. Miss Taylor's room, $63.76; guln of week. $18.76. Miss Armstrong's room, $106.26, .ia nf wAnk. 26 cents. ' Mrs. Anderson's room, $S9.26; gain of woek, $8 60. Mr. Lake's room, $109.25; gain of week, $(1.76. John Ounim School Mrs. Burnett's room, $23.60; gain of weok, $4.60. Miss Perry's room, $17.26; gain of woek, $7. .... , , Miss Hull's room, $32.60; gain of Mr's.' Lake's room, $58; gain of WMlsa,La7Bare'a room, $89.00; gain of week, $14.60. Miss Hlckethlor's room. $27; gain of week, $4.76. Miss Stennlck's room, $56; gnln or week, $10 26 purposo. several laxpnyors oi me city appeared before the council and urged that such aid be granted. The matter was referred to the finance committee. Mr. McCarthy appeared before the council and asked permission to or gnnlze nn athlotlc club and from time to time hold boxing exhibitions. Mc Carthy Is a caulker at, one of the shipyards and Btnted that a number of the shipyard workors would liko to have nmatour boxing exhibitions. Ho Btnted he could go the signatures of prominent business men and also many of tho shipyard men asking that such boxing exhibitions be allowed, j Tho council did not discourage htm hut thought It host for him to organ ize his club and come before the council at the next soshIoii with a list of nnme9 of those who would Join the club and stand sponsors for the good conduct of BUch boxing ex hibitions. Tho matter of purchoslng a Are truck was again brought to the at tention of the council, but no definite action taken. Sovernl building permits were granted and tho usual grist of busi ness was disposed of. your co-workers for helping making the work In the state a complete suc cess. Will you please convey my ap preciation to Mr. A. F. Barnett and Dr. L. G. Ross. "Very truly yours, "GEORGE A. WHITE. "Major, Adjutant General, 66th Artillery Bricade, A. E. F." The board was pleased to hear from Major White and at his expres sion of appreciation. KEEL OF ANOTHER GOV ERNMENT SHIP IS LAID The keel of the second government vokboI to be built by the St. Helens SALE OF THRIFT STAMPS INCREASES Total Sales Now Aggregato (lose to the 8,500 Mark. The sale of Thrift and War Snv Ings Stamps took a little spurt dur Ing the week ending February 27, $1,361.22 being reported by I. E. Dodd, postmaster. St. Helens shows an increase of nearly $100 over the previous weok, but Clatskr.nle con tinues to lead nil other Columbia county towns. It Is probable that the actunl total sales will greatly exceed the amount above mentioned, as sev eral of the postofflces did not send In tholr reports. By towns the sales were: Clntskanle $ 496.26 Goble Houlton Kerry 286.10 Here's a true story of a horse that might cause an inquiry from the Humane Society as to what right Marshals Potter or Blakesley have to frighten a poor work horse to death. The story aa told us by Mayor Ballagh, who was an eye wit ness to the affair but who does not wish to be Implicated in the matter, Is like this. Both marshals were on the beat down on the Strand at 10 o'clock Tuesday night when they noticed a horse coming around the bank cor ner. Blakesley started for the ani mal, but since It was coming straight for him decided not to walk any fur ther than necessary, so waited for the accommodating horse to come to him. The horse came, and Blakesley asked for reinforcements, and Potter came to the rescue. Potter grabbed the horse, which was acting rather queerly, and Blakesley sought safer place to stand, and in the name of the law called on the horse to be have. Bystanders say the horse gave one look at Blakesley and then sank to the ground. The commotion at tracted the attention ot a number of the K. ot P. members who were Just coming out ot the lodge room, and several offered first aid. Doctors A J. Demlng and Martin White thought they could cure the horse with well known remedy, and Demlng rushed for the medicine. White told Frank George and several others that a couple ot spoonfuls of the medl cine would fix any horse right away and it did fix this horse, for Martin admlnlsterd the two spoonfuls and the poor, frightened, patient beast of burden gave one long moan and died on the spot. The cause ot the sudden death was not determined tor Davis hauled the remains away before an Inquest could be held. Frank George lays the blame to 71.00 the horse's fright at Blakesley'a big 23.90 star, and Ed Ballagh says White is a GOES IN EFFECT TODAY United States Takes Over MUling and IxgKliK in Northwest. Effective today, absolute control of the lumbering Industry in the states of Oregon and Washington will be taken over by the government, and all the logging camps and mills will go on the basic eight hour day. The announcement relative to this pro gram of the government was made Wednesday night by Col. Brlce P. Disque, who had just returned from Washington, to the lumbermen of Oregon and Washington, who were holding a conference in Portland. There seems to be a misunder standing as to whether the order applied to the fir industry, so the Mist telephoned to the Menefee Lum ber Company In Rainier, the Beaver Lumber Company at Prescott and tin general manager of a large lumber ing concern in Portland. All of them stated they had received orders to operate today on an eight hour basis. Later in the day H. F. McCormick, manager ot the St. Helens Lumber Company and the Columbia County Lumber Company, received a like or der, so these concerns will be oper ated under the .new schedule today. The Mist also called up Major Stearns, In the office of Colonel Dis que, and he said that not until next week could his office give any further details, but the wage schedule and other necessary arrangements would be fixed by the government. In all logging camps a uniform charge for board will be made and uniform wages paid, so there will be no reason In a logger going from camp to camp. In all probability this will also apply to the mills. Employes of the local mills re ceived the news with much pleasure, for It was their contention they were just as much entitled to tha eight hour day a3 was the shipyard crew. A meeting of the workers In log ging camps and lumber mills will be held In Portland Monday, and at that time it Is expected that Colonel Disque will have formulated tor the operation of the mills and camps under the new ruling. REV. D. J. TAYLOR WILL GO TO FRANCE Receives Appointment as Y. ' A. Secretary. M. C. To accept the appointment as one ot the field secretaries of the T. M. C. A. In France, Rev. D. J. Taylor will soon resign his position as teach er in the high school and the pastor ate ot the Congregational church. Rev. Taylor received order to report at New York on March 9, to embark tor France, but on account of not being able to close his business af fairs bere he has been granted an extension of ttme and is to report at some Atlantic port about April 1. Mrs. Taylor will accompany him to the home ot her parents In an east ern str.te and possibly Join him in France later on. Since coming to St. Helena more than a year ago to take up the du ties as pastor ot the Congregational church, Mr. Taylor has made many warm friends who will regret to see him leave this field, and their best wishes will go with him to the new field ot labor among Uncle Sam's fighting men. nnnr hnmA ftnrtnr At nnr rntA. tha Shipbuilding Company has been laid ' manKh0im " 8. 52 horse is dead and the mystery of its Mrs Wllson'a room, $71.80; galn;and the work of raising the frames i Vernonla 10ols sudden death has not been explained. Of week, $7.26. .'will soon negin. worn on um uroDi. noiens Z30.UUI . Mr. Brown's room, $3. 50; gain of govornmont vessel Is progressing snt- ' 1 Buys Back Business Juat Sold week, $9.25. . I ufnctorllv. according to Superlnten-L.T.?,-...,'. : 111" L". ,I'??? ??' . w. wi.ii to thank the parents tor. .. x roviuus.y repom-a ,no.n their co-operation In the Thrift cam- rnment ,n8p0Ctora who were here naten. L. L. BAKER, Superintendent. Wednesday. Work on the McCormick auxiliary George H. Shtnn has repurchased Total $3,467.36 from L. R. Rutherford the Columbia ' Miss Lesta Weed, of Schol District County Abstract Company, and as No. 14, Vernonla, la the only pupil ! per a notice published elsewhere Mr. ' r noisy Matthows, laden schooner, the John A. Wells, Is also so far reported In the county who Rutherford will devote his entlro i !' i i ko'ooo feet of lumber, sailed well under way and before many, has sold a hundred dollars' worth ot time to the insurance and real estate with l.lBU.uu jna.nntlon be-1 months the big vessel will be ready. War 8tamps. She is an applicant for, business while the Shlnna will look Wednesday night, her destination . Ing Son Pedro. RED CROSS MAKES LARGE SHIPMENTS Willing Workers Make and Many Necessary Articles. Ship During tMs month the St. Helens auxiliary ot the Red Cross has been busy at work and has accomplished much, and the following articles liave been shipped to Portland head quarters: 24 pair socks, 71 bed shirts, 8 coats, 10 sweaters, S salr wristlets, 6 helmets, 22 arm slings, 10 wash cloths, 6 napkins, and 5 bundles ot gun wipers. The sewing room will be open next week on Monday, Wednesday, Thurs day and Friday afternoons, and each week thereafter until further notice. Dr. F. Pearn and wife, ot Port land, were Sunday guests of Mrs. Pearn's sister, Mrs. A. J. Peel.