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BnxMUpd Savings Stamps and Help Your Government Win the War
j v I r ii i r . - 5 -i 4 --i. i i i i v it ii ii OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1918 NO. 27 AKIN IS ELECTED . SCHOOL DIRECTOR MRS. F. GEORGE, CLERK jrKi. I'niHil Attend Meeting I'm dm High NtIhmiI Nut Kmlm-Msl Almost two hundred poeplo were prawn t nt the annual schorl fine' Inn of school district No. 2, which win held In tint school ru.t Itorlum, Mon day nlnlit. It was by far tlie Inrgesl ic'.cnl nieo'.lng held In recent yean Hid Indicated much IntnritHt taken ly leveral fuctuma. A a mutter of cumparlxtiii. It might bo snld tlmt the tcfi c:i: t .Moui!;.y night were about one-Uth Hi" number cast Iu the ro crnt republican prliniiry In the en tin county. The two strong candidates, Akin and Outsail hud their following and bjr looking" rarefully'over the crowd ed room, I', could easily be seen that lh Cumatt fnltowum choite the south lid of lh room an the vantage point, while the Akin followers took the north. Hupportero of W. II, Smith, under the leadership of 1 1 1 1 1 Kettel took up t position .on the left wlnx of tlm Aiken division rnd some 40 or 50 KtriiKKli'rii who didn't know that win In the air, Innocently oc cupied a section In No Man's Lnnd or nlngled with the belligerents. ' ( li:iirniiin Cauiatl culled the meet Inn to order and stated its purpose. Borne unn nominated Akin and Ket tel nomlnuU'd Bmllh. There was a lull In the proceedings and then came k motion that nominations be clotted Thin wus like a bolt out cf a clear iky and before the southerly division could ninke any resistance, the north ern army hud put the motion over. Joe Buy then addressed the moot ing. Ho asked that the candidates It.-1 e how they stood as to the con duct of the schoola; whether they would favor keeping In the limit of taim rulHed, or would plunge the intrlct further In debt. J. W. Akin, lio waa present, did not respond ind W. II. Smith wns not present, so b! views could not be ascertained. Mr. ttoy suggested, that Smith's nume be dropped for he for one, would like le know how the director would land snd he did not believe It would I good policy to grope around In Iheihrk not knowing or hearing what tlm policy of a candidate would be. lie-enforcements begun to arrive at IMi time and John l'hillp led a counter attack by moving that the nominations he re-opened. The (ortlieru illvhilon offered some re liance, but retreated and the mo tion wan carried, whereupon tlio fol '"'Inic nominations wero mndo: C f- Cassatt, Jacob George, H. Mor lu, Mm. W. 11. Dlllnrd and William Mucklo. The liiHt two mentioned de fined with thanks. A motion waa loen mucin tlmt the nominations be closed and both sides being tired from Hie strenuous preliminaries, agreed upon this. . Before calling for a vote. Chair Hum CusHutt made a b-ngthy talk. lie itated ho was not sallufled with the -hools 'und was deeply Impressed " tlm fact that they were not llat t,,.y H,0,J j,e T(,0 schools m& been much overcrowded and fund lie more so this year. lie ll,oui;ht a Union high Bchool was Hocessary and was the logical solu tion of many of the difficulties which low confronted the board. Many Pupils, ho !,!, W0U,i come from rren. lieor Mind, Yankton and '""rounding country, would grow up our boyg ftll(i giri anj perhaps 'Mom,, residents eventually of the immunity. He spoke of the natural """nutuKOH of St. Helens., the great r and the forests back of the city lie said "when our fqrefathers ouKlit for liberty It was not their ""a of securing gror.t forests ond PosaoHMio,,,, for themselves, but thoy 'Klit for the welfare of their "Ulllreil II nil tl, i.n,l. aarn. Hon Ha thought wo should take " iniiur view of the welfare of tho clldren who will nonn h the busl- " men of th0 town and country. He l!0 miRKestod sovoral Innovations M onilej by saying he fas heartily 7 ,uvor of tho uulon high school and at lf "loctod, lie would work for the ccumiiiHhmont of this and other . Mors necessary for the successful (Continued on Page 6) MARSHALS AFTER RECKLESS DRIVERS Heveral Arrest Are Made mid lniMHted Marshals Potter and lllukosley are keeping their eyes open for reckless auto drivers and If caught, the reck less ones are liable to fare badly at the hands of Recorder Quick who, It seems, has little sympathy for the speed bug who carelessly and fool ishly Jeopardizes the lives of pedos triuns. Monday night Potter took Into custody Ormor Long, J. I). I. Ink and K. 11. I,oyd of Coble. The mar shal claimed the driver of the car waa driving recklessly around the dun gerous corner at the bank and "whooping It up all around town." In the recorder's court Tuesday night a fine of $5.00 was Imposed on Long, the driver of the car and he was ad monished to be more careful when ugaln at the wheel of his car on the streets of St. Helens. ' 8. Ileumun was arrected for driv ing without rear lights. It being his first offense, the minimum fine of $5 00 was Imposed by the recorder. The new trnffc ordinance, which Is a stringent one, goes Into effect July 1st, and Marshal Potter states he will rigidly enforce it, so the careless Joyrider, If he doesn't want to dig up a fine or go to Jail, or possibly do both, had beter be a little more careful In bis driving in and around St. Helens. PLANS FOR FOURTH ABOUT COMPLETED Decorated Automobile Parade One Attractive r'eature The urogram committee of the fourth of July celebration have Just about gotten their program complet ed and the work of having all at tractions and entertainments ready to come off on time, hns been turned over to the various sub-committees. ' One of the features of the grand parade, which will start from the down town section nt 9:30 a. m sharp, will bo the auto parade. The following car owners have promised to decorate their cars and be In line, John Doming, K. P. Colo, Dr. Klynn, J. 8. Ilrown. II. 8. Mason. E. I. Hul lagh. Von A. Gray, A. F. Harnett, L. It. Uutherford, T. S. White, E. a. Ditto, Mr. Raker, A. 8. Harrison, rather llompson, E. C. Btanwood, Henry Morgus, Virgil Stevens, C. D. Sutherland, Mrs. Karth, W. A. Levi K. A. Austin, Wm. Alvos, C. C. Wood. Ilert Hell, Uoy Harms, H. J. South ard, Pete Hanson, A. T. Klbland, S. L. Ilutler, Mrs. English, Mrs. Day and several others. It Is probable that the Sommar strom people will hnvo a Bhlp ready to be munched and one o'clock bus been set as the hour. Uev. Hlsey is unablo to suy who the speaker of the day Is, but he is assured that a good orator will he present. Efforts were made to secure an outside band, but the expense wns too much so Percy Harrison and Fred Watklns have gotten together the remnants of tho old band and secured several other good musicians and Porcy promises a band that will furnish good patriotic music ,uiid lots of It. Many people from outside of bt. Melons have signified tnoir inieimuu of Joining n the celebration ami a Inrge crowd Is expected. Uuy W. 8. 8. FLOURING MILL TO START MONDAY On good authority we loarr. that tho St. Helens Fouring Mill win tart oDerutloiiB Monday morning. Robert Cole connected up tne eiecinc line to the plant and stited he had ordois to furnluh the Juice on Mon ' . . . u . ,i day. It Is not Known jui hum be manufactured In the neginning of operations, but Superintendent Buck Is going to start the mill up and that Is encouraging news any how. Our men In the trenches and in the submarine chasers are doing their port. Are you. doing your part? Buy War Suvlngs Stamps to your utmost capacity. Buy W. 8. 8. After all, saving la not sacrificing. IS BAKER HIRED OR WILL HE BE FIRED HOT FIGHT IS NOW ON Flection of Akin Starts Fight Anew to displace School Superintendent The question which hns arisen since tho election ol J. W. Akin as school director Is, will Baker retain his position as superintendent of the city schools, or was the election of Akin a part of the program to put the skids under him. For sometime past all has not been harmony In school affairs, at least those affairs which related to Baker, nor has that sweet harmony that one hears of but seldom ex periences, prevailed on the school hoard. It Is a well recognized fact that two factions wanted control of the school, one had It and the other wanted It and It appears that one of the factions was unfriendly to Baker and was responsible for the defeat of Cassatt at the school meeting Monday night, their purpose in defeating hir.i being to get Baker's scalp, but whether this can be accomplished it a mooted question and brings up some fine points In school luw. Retiring Director Cassatt clainiK that at amceting at which all direc tors were present, he brought up the matter of hiring teachers and It was agreed that all teachers be re-employed except one grade teacher. Cas satt and La Bare voted In favor of this, but Melllnger opposed It. Cas satt, therefore, claims Jlaker was duly elected as well as the other teachers and the school directors are honor bound to keep him, even if some little technicality of law was not observed. On the other hand, the leader of the anti-Baker campaign says the election of teachers must be made at a regular school meeting and each director must have 24 hours notice. He contends that no meeting was held and points to -he fact that the school clerk knew nothing of the meeting and has no minutes of the meeting. Another little complication has arisen. It has always been customary for the retiring chairman to swear in the newly elected director, so this should have been Cassatt's Job, but the opposition held that he waa al ready out, so appeared before I .a I! a re with Akin to have him sworn in. LaBare wouldn't or didn't do It, con sequently Akin went before the county clerk and took the oath of office and filed It with the school clerk and the first thing Cassatt knew of the mutter, he was out and Akin In. The reason for the rush was that Akin was about to leuve on a trip and the antl-B.ikerltes thought the old board might have a regular mooting and put Baker across, hence this bit of ctrategy. As the matter now stands Baker's friends claim he is In and will stay In and the opposition say he Is not In and won't get In. The fight has Just Btnrted and the outcome will be watched with interest, and it Is pos sible that the fight stirred up by the leaders of the respective factions, might create enough Interest In those who do not bqlong to either faction to arouse them to take a little notice of tho public schools and, not allow school matters to be mussed' up at the expense of the taxpayer. SILVER DOLLARS NOW RUPEES (l2.Mm,0(M Have Been Melted and Will Help Puy Iniliun Soldiers America's silver dollars now have been transformed Into rupees of Brit ish India, and other small coins used to pay Ind It. n soldiers. Iu exchange the United States government has ob tained a quantity of rupee credit or foreign exchange for use of import ers in paying their debts in Indlu. About 62,000,000 silver dollars now hnve been melted Into bullion under the recent silver bill, according to a Treasury report today, and most tf thin has been shipped to India. Buy W. 8. S. Incomplete returns from 25 states Bhow that nearly 3,400,000 women have registered for war work under the Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense. MXORMICKS WIN FROM SUPPLE-BALL1N TEAM THE SCORE WAS 18 TO 1 Home Players Fatten Hutting Aver ages at Hlilndler's KxiM-nse The McCormlck team had another celobratlon last Sunday and with the batting clothes on, clouted out 22 safe hits which chased across the homo rubber 18 runs. Harstad was in fine form and let the Supple-Ballin aggregation down with two hits which netted one lone score. W. Cartwright, Ileld, Hr.rstad and Kamm knocked out two baggers and Messor is also credited with a triple which came near being a homo run. Itymlng's accurate peg to the home plate spoiled Eddie's home run and also deprved him of a $5 hat which is offered by the Toggery to any home player who makes a home run. While Dick for Duds escaped the payment of this reward, he was not so fortunate all through the game, as In the eighth, both Locker and Pike sent the ball away down In deep right and made the circuit safely. Next Sunday the McCormlcks will have as their opponents the fast Grant Smith-Porter team and the fans are assured of a close and in teresting game, as the visitors are considered one of the best in the Shipbuilder's league. Mensor has had his men out for dally practices and Is confident that he will take them Into camp. The box score of last Sunday's game was: McCormlck O 0 11 ,8 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 Mensor, a S Pike, 1 4 Locker, 1 6 F'rborn, 3 3 W. C't'ght, r 4 Hold, ni 5 Kanam, r 5 3. C't'ght, r 5 Mcintosh, c 2 Unrstad, p .' 4 Totals 43 Supple-Bi-.lltn-- 22 27 8 1 B II O Williams, m 4 1 0 Murray, I 4 0 1 Yarrow, 2 ....... 4 0 4 Itynntng, r 3 0 0 Fchnee, 1 3 0 9 Abbotts, 3 3 0 0 Wood, s 3 0 0 McDonnell, c 3 1 9 Schindler, p 3 0 1 Totals ., 30 2 24 18 4 McCormlck 0 1 4 1 1 6 2 S 0 IS Sup'e-B'll'n 0000 0 100 0 1 Runs, Mensor 2, Pike 2, Locker 3. Feuerborn, W Cartwright 4, Reid 2, 8 Cartwright, Harstad 3, Murray. Struck out by Harstad 13, by Schind ler, 3. Buses on balls, off Harstad 2, off Schindler 7. Two-base hits, W. Cartwright, Re!d, Harstad, Kamm. Three-base hits, Mensor, Pike. Home runs. Pike, Locker. Sacrifice hit, 1. Stolen bases, S Cartwright 1, Mensor 1. Hit by pitched ball, Feuerborn. Passed balls, Mcintosh, Pike. Buy W. S. S. FIRE ALARM NOT WORKING The ftjo alarm system is not In good working order and the mayor and council are trying f nd out what Is the matter. After the school meeting Monday night, the council met in informal session in front of the city hall and discussed the matter and Mayor Saxon promised he would have a report on the matter to be taken up at the next regular meet ing. The trouble seems to be that the alarm turned In to the telephone of fice does not reach the mill or cause the fire gong to ring. In the several fires in recent months, much trouble has been experienced in this alarm (T) system and delay which was costly ' wns the result. The season of the year when the fire apparatus and alarm system should be in num her one condition Is here and the council will probably not delay the matter any longer than they can help. , Buy W. 3. S. . Protect your soldiers with your savings. MANY CHAIRMEN AT W. S. S. CONVENTION Work to Put County Over the Top is Outlined The County Chairmen's War Sai- lngs Convention was held at tin Court House at 2 p. m. on June 15th. Judge Morton welcomed the chair men In a few words and advised them a.3 to the purpose of their meeting The call of the convention was thoroughly explained by Superin tendent Allen, who dwelt upon tue importance of the W. S. S. movement fend the necessity of each chairman raising his full quota. A program of instructions was presented to each delegate the purpose of which was fully explained. Attorney F. H. Whitfield of Portland then took up the W. S. 8. movement in great de tail and explained all matters per taining to It from a Governmental standpoint and insisted that every district go "over the top." His ad dress was timely and thoroughly pa triotic. The following delegates were present: District 1 Jame3 Dodson, Mrs. Frank Nlckstrom, Mrs. J. G. Ws-tts. District 2 T. S. White, Ham Kaulzman, A S. Hisey, Mrs. W. B. Dillard, Chao. Wheeler, Mrs. Thos. Isblster, Mrs. James Ellison, Mrs. J. W. Allen, Mrs. Jacob George. District 4 Mrs. Edna Shultz. District 5 E. D. TIckener. District C Mrs. J. D. Brown, J. D. Brown. , District 7 K. F. Larson, W. J. Fullerton. District 9 F. B. Hclbrook. District 10 Mrs. T. W. Tandy, T. W. Tandy. District 12 Mrs. Grant Gist, Mrs. Henry Campbell. District 13 H. N. Van Horn. District 16 R. N. Lovek.co. District 19 Ja8. Hackeaberg. District 20 Mrs. Albert D. Lar sen. District 25 O. J. Erlckson. District 26 W. J. Zillman. District 28 C. C. Babintky, F. II. Adams, Mrs. M. Callahaa. District 30 M:-s. Jennie Sobleskl. District 32 Gladys Rlchey, Mrs. H. J. Anderson. District 33 A. L. West. Distilct 36 Mrs. Bert Makinser. District 37 F. Aalilter. District 38 Homer Killer. District 40 Mildred B. Matney. District 43 Mede Griffith. District 44 Amy Snider, Mrs. W. R. Holmes. District 43 Louis J. Wallls. Dxlrlct 4 8 C. E. Grahrm. District 54 Mrs. Viola Berdtihl, Mrs. Anna Soderberg, Mrs. Ida LI1 lich. District 66 Jas. F. Handler. GAME COMMISSION GIVES WARNING Deputy Game Warden Brown has received the following letter from State Game Warden Carl D. Shoe maker relative to the practice of taking up young deer. "The season Is at hand when people throughout the state are taking up young deer, or fawns, that are found, apparently without protection. "Please discourage this practice as much as possible. Only in cases where it is known beyond a doubt mat tne motner nr.s Deen Kiuea or the fawn separated from its mother In some other way, should a deer be allowed to be kept in captivity, and then only after the person taking up the deer has applied for and received from the State Game Warden a per mit to hold the animal in captivity." Mr. Brown states It is unlawful to take up deer and other game ani mals and birds end he hopes the"peo ple of the county will observe the law. In case a fawn'is taken up, Mr. Brown should immediately be noti fied. A letter addressed to St. Hel ens will reach htm. Buy W. S. 8. GOES TO OFFICERS TRAINING CAMP ; Earl Perry of Portland, a former St. Helens boy, writes the Mist that he has disposed of his business in Portland and will leave for the offi cers training camp June 23rd. Earl has a host of friends here who feel sure that ho will land a commission In the army. He has two brothers who are now In the service. WAR SAYINGS STAMP DRIVE STARTS MONDAY COUNTY QUOTA $274,000 Amount to be RalHccl In School Dis trict No. 2, 50,(MH) The great War Savings Stamp sale will begin on Monday end It will take the united efforts of all cltl pens of the county to make it a win ner. County Chairman J. W. Allen Is optimistic over the outlook, how ever, as he has the county well or ganized and his chairmen in eacli district will have the co-operation of willing workers who will see that all have an opportunity . tJ purchase these securities of Uncle S.-.m. . Mrs. James Ellison, who is chair man of School District No. 2, has Is sued the following statement: "On Monday and Tuesday, June 24th and 25th, every adult resident of school district two, which includes St. Hel ens and Houlton will be called upon to subscribe his quota of war stamps which may be taken any time be tween those dates and Dec. 3 1st, 1918." On Friday night, June 28th, the president of the United States has summoned all citizens to assemble In mass meetings to subscribe tor the remainder of their quotas. On that night, the citizens of St. Helens are asked to close up all business houses at 7:30 o'clock and assemble at the Plaza. Those having automo bilesare asked to assemble on Col umbia street and they will be assign ed to certain districts to bring the peopleto the mass meeting. A special committee meeting will be held Thursday evening, June 27th, at the schoolhouse and Mrs. Ellison asks that all interested in making the mass meeting a success, attend the committee meeting and lend whatever aid is possible. The original amount asked of the county was $274,000, but about $40,000 of stamps have already been purchased. . St. Helens and Columbia County have the habil of "going over the top" and in this instance, It must keep up its fine and patriotic record. Buy W. S. S. DRAFTED MEN LEAVE TUESDAY Mayor is Making; Plans for Enter tninment of Them The men who will be inducted in to army service under the draft and whose names were published in last week's Mist will arrive in St. Helens Monday afternoon a.nd report to the local, board. They will remain in St. Helens Monday night and leave, on the 8:10 a. m. train tor Camp Lewis, going via Goble. Mayor Saxou is trying to arrange some entertainment for the boys while they are In the city. Probably a dance or dinner or both will be ar ranged for on and Tuesday morning the auto owners cf the city will bring their machines out and take the boys to the depot. Just what the mayor has outlined we could not learn, but a tew days ago he stated that an effort would be made to furnish some sort of en- , ter.lnment nd clve Uia b2ya a EOod send off. Buy W. S. S. - i TO MEET NEEDS Nearly 240,000 transfers of men from one unit to another have been made in army camps as a result of oc supatlonal qualifications determine i by Investigation by the war depart ment committee cm ciassl'ication of. personnel. Recently about 40,000 transfers have taken place each' week. ' " Though the committee organlza-; tions have been built up In all army camps by which enlisted men and tVttnmicctnnail nfflrnra nrA elnnsiflnd according to occupational qualiflca tons. : In some camos. where ns many as 2500 men are receved dally, forces of 200 interviewers are employed to ascertain full information regarding each man s occupation, education, ex-: J 1 1 .! .. nnneiii'tt nnu hiihciili uumiiiuiLiuiiH. Buy W. S. S. National .War Savings Day Is the stay-at-home'a day.