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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1918 NO. 33 NEHALEM YALLEY NOW NEARER ST. HELENS PITTSBURG ROAD OPEN llutd lit Improved ami Trip Can Now ln Made by Automobile Tin utomolillo and road editor of tht Mud tin hoard from (h llpit of Clyde- Sutherland and Frank George bow tln-y drove a sturdy llulck from Vtroonia to Ht, Huluna via the Pitta buri road I" f" minute more thin two hour, lie liaa heard Jud ton Weed, county commltiitloner tell bow he came ovr the road In an auto li rit than three houra and he haa ilia heard Uln Metsker toll of how bt drove hi Hupmoblle over the bllli and tixed only high and Inter oditte gears. We have no reason to iiipule the words of any of tlx. pgllemen mimed, hut we must con luitliat after walking over the road ii thought Sutherland's atory was ibtiul ai truthful aa the flah atory he told and that Judaon Weed probably didn't look at hla watch when leav tol Vernonla and that Motaker mil look low near for Intermediate, ao ben Sheriff Htunwood drove up at tbe MM office and asked If wo ould like to accompany he and Glen Metiker on a trip to Nohalem, natur illy we laid all right and he ppnd l. the Iherlff'a car. The trip to Trenholm, 11 miles. u made lib 45 mlnutea and without mhlnd, the little car kept up a itudr pare until when going up tlu loot hill from the Clalakanlo river U the old Hohieskl place, the car Mined and almost riled out. Mnta- ker qiilckty sprang out and put his ibonlder to the wheel and Stanwood. nelng that It waa unnecessary to use fuolene, let Metsker push the car up the hill and Metsker didn't oitch on mill Stanwood put on a little more Julie. . Alter passing the alxtoen mile hill. tht little car went along nicely until big log acrosa the road stopped firther progress. Stanwood was quit to the occasion and ran the Uitle around the road and through too timber and li Ik la forna and final If Unded In the road. Mrs. Morton ho had her camera reudy for a napsliot, was so excited by seeing the car and the ahorlff come through the tail ferns thut hIio forgot to take picture. The rest of the trip to Pltuburg was uneventful and fairly food time mude. from rittsburg to Mist, a distance f 12 miles, the road Is almost as od is a hard surfaced pavement, Md to lllrkmifold, alx miles furlhe. n tiiu vullny, the road la as good (an ho wishod for. Hoad Buper 'Iwr Jim Hill litis been constantly ""the Job mid bua this thoroughfare " uceptlonally good condition. Blrknnfnld, the little town founded H named after Antone Dlrkenfold, trowing, a new garage Is under ttuiructlon; a now ichnolhouae Is tog plunned and will soon be bulu J4 the old llrrkonfeld mill haa boon ""llit by tho Tip Top Lumber com who have remodelled It and It ow running full time and cut "H 25,000 foot of lumber dally. One e beyond Illrkenfold and on tht Mjhway, the Johnuon company Is Pitting In a sawmill which will have daily capnclty of 15,000 feot dally. T output of both mllla, excopt that 'cn is usod locally, will be shlp W la rail over the Kerry railroad mch is now open to traffic. roid from -Mist tr Clntakanle. dlstnnco of 10 mlln la In aumllnnl ndIt,n and the trip over the niain can oasily be made In 46 olnutog. Prom Cllltukanla n at Ufllana ,L ..... w IJL. liviviioi trip Waa made over the hlirhwav. """ng via Inglla and the Beaver uyon ronii .1.1. ia neied and in fn ,.,n.i.. ,i .1,- , , "trough the canyam la a beautl i one. Prom Dolona soveral mllea east the fal Is completed and good time LOCAL RED CROSS ELECTS OFFICERS Annual Flection Committed Are AlHlllt4'd The annual election of the local Hud Cross waa held Wednesday af ternoon. Quite a number were In attendance and considerable Inter est taken. Tho following officers were selected to serve for the ensuing year: Chairman Mrs. H. V. Fogel. Vice-Chairman Mrs. E. T. Laws. Hncrutary Miss Dora Shaffer. Treasurer Mrs. Minnie Doleshal. The committees appointed were: Membership Mrs. Thos. Isblster, Mrs. W. ,11. Davles and Mrs. Hubar Ulnkoslry Finance Mr. Minnie Doleshal, 1.. G. Hods and Mrs. A. J. Dem iHbls II. J Mis Ing. Military Itellef Mrs. Thos tor. Mrs. W. H. Davles. Mrs Southard. Publicity Mrs. Huba Illakesloy and Mrs. J. W. Allen. The treasurer's report showed r. balance of $62.00 on hand. It was decided to expend some of the money In the purchase of yarn so that neces sary articles might be made for the soldier boya from Columbia county. Heretofore, the entire supply ha. como from Portland and an Insuffi cient supply has been sent to meet the demands. The fit. Helens auxiliary now has a membership of over 100. u. s. CONVOY SERVICE IS EXCITING LIFE (hi the IxHikiiut for Hun Hubs In no Sleepy Man's Job A. II. Gardner, for several years chief engineer of the McCormlck steumers, Multnomah and Wapama and also the motor vessel City ol Portland. Is now In the govornment service and making trips across the Atlnntlc. The following Interesting lo'ter was received by E. I. Rallugh, who kindly handed It In to the Mist, so tho many St. Helen's friends of Mr. Gardner would know of his whereabouts. New York. July 21, 1918 Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Ilallngh, St. Holenr. Oregon, Dear Friends: Just a fow lines to let you know I am still r.llve and have not forgotton ycu. I have boon Killing out of New York across the Atlantic, but I nra going home soon. My wife Is not fooling well. She has boen worrying about my running across the Atlaa tic and tho dangers of getting torpe doed and has hnd a nervous break down, so I will go home for awhile and work ashore. Well. Ed. It Is exciting nil right. at times, but that makes It Interest ing,; running at nights without lights, about 80 or 40 ships In a convoy. torpedo boats and light cruisers as a guard and the speed guaged by tbe slowest ship and when a submarine Is sighted, every ship blazes away at the sub until It disappears. I always sleep with ono eye open when we get half way across, for they don't give any warning, those d submarines. t Please give my regards to my friends In St. Helens and my klndosi regards to yoursolf, wife aud child ren. Your friend, A. H. GARDNER, Chief Engineer S. S. Apacha. MORE MEN LEAYE FOR ARMY AUG. 6 UNDER CALL NO. 972 Nine Columbia County Men to go to Camp Fremont, California ' , The local board, through Clerk La Hare, has sent out notices to nine more Columbia county men, notify ing them to report at St. Helens, on Tuesday, August 6th at 1:30 In the r.fternoon. The men will leave for Portland on the 3:63 train and with other drafted men, leave for Califor nia, Tuesday night. They are due to arrive at Camp Fremont, Califor nia, at 11 o'clock Thursday. Those who will go are: Clifford Stokes, St. Helens John W. McCully, Clifton Oregon. Ernest G. Laemmle,' Portland. William G. Held, St. Helens. Thomna C. Johnson, Clatskanle. , George K. Kohersteln, Clatskanle. Robert L. Ilerg, tilrkenfeld: Elnurt Hcrmo, Qulncy. Leslie E. Dodson, Scappoose. Alternates Alfred Parkinen, Mist. Lester G. Drlnson, Rainier. Call Number 1085 Is announced for five men from Columbia county, who have had a grammar school education 6r its' equivalent and who have some optltude for mechanical work, to report to commanding offi cer Ilenson Polytecnlo Institute for 'nstructlons as auto mechanics, black rmlths, carpenters, electricians, ma chinists, plumbers and sheet metal workers. Applications for voluntary induc tion will be received by local board until August 6, unless allotment has been filled prior to said date. . ft on August 7th a sufficient num ber of volunteers have not come forth to fill allotment, local board will proceed to select In sequence ol order numbers a sufficient number of qualified men from within cIubb one to complete allotment. DOCTOR DONEY WILL BE HERE WEDNESDAY Will Tidl of Conditions in France and KnKlund Dr. Carl G. Doney, president of Wll lr.motto I'ulversity will be here on Wednesday night and deliver a lec ture at the city hall. Dr. Doney re cently returned from France and England, countries he visited in the Interest of the Y. M. C. A., and will have first hand information relative to conditions of those countries and ulso our American soldiers. Dr. Doney has been making a tour of the state and ut every place he has been, was greeted by large crowds who wished to know of existing con ditions across the ocean. There will be no admission charged and a large crowd, will .no doubt, turn out to hear the doctor. RESTAURANTS MUST HAYE CITY LICENSE GERMAN PRISONERS IN ENGLAND liy K. G. I'ipp EMERGENCY ORDINANCE Council Decides on Having RohUu rants Otteratn Under Licensee Enxlund Lives Up to Agreement in Taking Care of Prisoner . K" ft""" .. oe inado, but several miles from "iter, construction work la In pro- '""w and the road la a little rough. "tractor Clark, who la doing this r. has a full crew at work and ' Soptomber l8t,,will probably have fond macadamized from nalnler tht i t D'HCe wnore hl80 ontract Joins Herrold work. U. S. DoSpaln, (Continued on page eight) STUDY FIRST AID FOR HOME SERVICE The first meeting of the ladles who are taking a course In Elementary Hyglone and Home Care of the Sick, was held In the basement of the Mntimriiut ehiirch Monday evening. Mrs. L. Q. Ross, who has cWge of the Instruction In these lines, took up the first lesson with the two classes, each of which number twenty. Dr. i. 'o Ross also gave a very Interest- ins lecture on first aid. There Is a aoomitv of nurses owing to so many U' -wp - " ' of them having gone abroad lor army work, and the government 1b urging the women of the country to learn how to do nurse work bo It can bo practiced, at least, " In their own homes. The course of study covers 15 lessons and as many lecturea and the ladles of St. Helens are taking much Interest In th study. ATTEND EPWORTH N CONVENTION Rov. and Mrs. A. S. Hisey and Mis- sea Helen Hisey, Florence Van Gil der, Katie Lynch and Annette Payne returned Monday . from Jefferson, Oregon, whero they attended the Ep worth LoaguJ Convention. The party from St. Helens had their own camp and did their own cooking and camp work, and' in addition to having a pleasant time, enjoyed the lectures and work of the convention. Rev. Hisey was in charge of the recreation and culture work. The attendance this year wnB much larger than last year and the Interest manifest In the work was most gratifying to those in charge. The city council met in regular session Monday night, all council men being present except J. W. Al len, who was absent from the city. . The' first clatter ouof the box an ordinance was introduced to license and regulate restaurants, cafes and rating houses. The license fee was Let' at $1.00 per quarter aud none tin, start such a business without flm obtaining from the council a license and proving himself to be of a good moral character. Those connected with the restaurant or eating house, must also show to the satisfaction of the Investigating committee of .the council, that they also are of good character. The council believed an emergency to exist bo hitched on the emergency clause to the ordinance and It went through by unamlnous vote and Is now a law. The matter of purchasing or rath er accepting the fire truck which the former mayor and council purchased was brought up. Mr. Wright re presenting A. G. Long & Co., from whom the truck was purchased, wan present His firm, he said, had re ceived a notice signed by both the mayor and recorder that since the truck was not delivered on contract time, the contract was to be cancel led. Mr. Wright explained that the government had taken over a con siderable portion of their factory and had the right to demand governmenv service first, and under the circum stances, he was powerless to give the city preference over thS government. He promised the delivery or ship ment of the truck during August. The mayor then forgot his hasty ac tion and agreed with the councllmen to accept the truck when It arrived. An ordinance fixing the salary of the marshal at $100 per month and the salary of the recorder at $45 per month was read the first and Becond times. McDonald did not seem in favor of the ordinance as he stated he had been told that a capable man could be secured to fill both the positions of marshal and deputy mar shal, at $125 per month. The final reading of the ordinance will come up next Monday night. Marshal Potter reported that thi walkway leading from the dock where the barges and boats land with shipyard workers was unaafe. The city attorney expressed the opinion that If any accident occurred the city would be liable, whereupon the mayor instructed the recorder to notify M. Hoven, who has a lease on the pro perty, to either make the walk safe or tear It down. Reports were made as to the un safe condition of the sidewalks near the residences of M. F. Hazen and L W. Klclmrdson. It was ordered that the walks be torn down. A few matters of minor Impor tance were taken up and discussea but no definite action taken and the council adjourned. We are glad to announce to the readers of the Mist that arrangement have been made with Mr. Plpp whereby the Mist will receive other articles relating to the situation in France. Mr. Plpp, who formerly waa editor-in-chief of the Detroit Tribune recently returned from France and hiH stories which will apiear in this paper each week, are full of inter est and are the facto as he saw them. CHATAUOUA COMING , TOST. HELENS OFFICERS ON LOOKOUT FOR ESCAPED CONVICTS A rumor was circulated Thursday that a person answering the descrip tion of Bennett Thompson, tbe mur derer who escaped from the pene tentlary oeveral days ago, had been seen near the city park. Marshals Potter and Blakesley Investigated the matter but could find no evidence that uny one answering; the descrip tion had been seen In this locality. The sheriff and other officers of the county are on the lookout for the escaped convicts although there Is little probability they are headed this way. The Radcliff Chatauqua will be in St. Helens. August 20, 21 and 22 and the citizens of St. Helens and nearby communities will have the opportunity to bear some of the fore most lecturers of the country. In addition to the lectures, a program of music by the Neapolitan male quar tette and the Metropolitan company will further add to the program c the first two days and the David Dug gin Company will give a-concert Ob the third night, following a lecture, ,'When the boys come home," by. a noted lecturer. The St. Helens peo ple who have charge of the chatau qua have been working, hard and a sufficient number of tickets have betm sold to guarantee the financial success of the chatauqua. A fire alarm was turned In at o clock Thursday afternoon. The grass on the flat near the Columbia Contract company's quarry was burn ing and threatened several build Ings. The fire department responded promptly and no damage resulted HOME TEAM WINS FROM STANDIFER-CLARKSON SCORE WAS SIX TO TWO McCormicks Tighten Grip on First Place in league It Is Impossible to get back of the Herman lines to learn the composi tion of the German army, but it is not impossible to learn something of thattarmy. This was done by seeing a great many men and boys from the army In prison camps in England and France. Not far from London there Is t camp for German officers who have been captured by the British. As we approached this camp, we saw 40 men In the blue-gray uniform of Ger many, marching along the roadaide for exercise. These men were per mitted to take the exercise outside the guarded camp on their honor U return and to make no trouble for the three unarmed British officers who accompanied them. They lived up to this pledge. Besides having given their word, they must have realized that It would be dificult to get out of England should they at tempt to make a break for liberty. They were not permitted, however, to go near any city or village. The camp Itself was surrounded by barbed wire entanglements and watched over by guards with rifles. There were 300 German officers in the camp when we visited it and enough private soldiers, also Ger man prisoners of war, to act as orderlies. We were first taken into a room the size of a small church. There was a platform In one end and benches in the body of the room. On the plat form was a piano, and a young offi cer was playing. Another was play- ns a violin and a third a cornet. Two others were working at easel n another corner. The men in 'this room were young very young lor officers. The first one approached a bright-eyed, kind ly faced youth, who said he had en tered the army at 16, was then 19, md a lieutenant when captured. His great desire in life was to get back to his studies. Ancther, no older, wanted to get back to his work as an angraver. Many other young men in the room were under 20, and all bt- fleers. One, found to be as old as 21, said that he had entered the Ger man army at 15, before the war, but he did not seem to have the German military spirit as we understand it. But the fact that here were a nuQ. ber of boys, very young, ell officers when captured the fact they were i this camp made it sure they were of ficers reveals how pressed Ger many is for men. The school boy is pressed into the service and made tr carry responsiblltles. But In another room were older men majors, captains, men up to & cr 40, men steeped in German militar ism, men who seemed to be apart from the young men seen in tbe first room. These older men had' books and magazines and newspaper, and were in easy chairs, leisurely smok ing and reading. There could be seen in numbers men whom from their very appear ances you would not trust. One major was approached and his whole bearing was so pronounced one of deception and falsehood that t was not deemed worth while to waste breath on him. Another talk ed entertainingly and plausibly. Hik manner was pleasing, but there was something about it all that wquld leave one wondering. ' ,'What about, him?" was asked an attendant. "The biggest liar In camp," was the prompt reply. There was a chapel; a part of the prison camp. In Ibis were two offi cers, one practicing on a musical In strument, the other working on (Continued on page two) W. Pet. 1000 .750 .750 .625 .250 .125 McCormlck 8 Standlfer 6 Corn foot 6 Foundation 5 3 Peninsula 2 6 Smith-Porter 1 7 Although the Portland baseball scribes for weeks have led the public to guess that Standifer-Clarkson was to give the McCormlck team of the Shipbuilders League a regular drub bing, the prophecies of these wise ones were not confirmed Ind the home team went on tUeir regular way of winning ball games. When the last man was out In the ninth inning the score board showed six for St. Helens and two for Standlfer, so the baseball scribes and other prejudiced persons were forced to admit that St. Helens was the winner of the game. St. Helens started off by scoring in the first frame. Mensor walked and reached third when Moore miBsed Pillette's low throw of Pike's sacri fice fielder's choice. Locker hit into double play and Mensor scored. Standifer evened up matters in their half of the second but St. Helens came back strong in the third and chased over a brace of runs. After Haughland fanned, Mensor was safe on Garrlty's error. He stole second. Pike flew to Moore and Locker came through with a single to center scor ing Mensor and took second on the throw in. Feurborn singled through short and a double steal put Locker across the plate. To make matters doubly sure, the lads from St. Hel ens added one more tally in the fourth and two In the eighth. Har- stad let up a little in the ninth ana Standifer scored one. Harstad, while not in his usual good form, pitched a steady game. allowing only five hits while St. Hel ens garnered 12 off the delivery of big Pillette. The umpiring of Rankin was good and he gave St. Helens a fair deal. The score St. Helens , - B Mensor s 3 Pike, c Locker, 1 Feurborn, 3 W. Cartwright, 2 .3 .5 .5 .3 Reid, cf 4 Harstad, p 5 Cartwright, r ... 4 H 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 A 1 1 1 1 3 0 5 0 0 12 O 0 2 0 3 7 9 1 2 3 0 27 A 0 6 0 2 3 0 3 0 3 0 16 Haughland, If 4 Totals 35 lp 27 Standifer B Johnson, If ,.5 Garrity, s 4 Carman, r 4 Moore, 2 5 Marshall, c 3 Walters, 1 3 Coleman, 3 3 Hartraan, cf 3 Pillett, p ; . . 2 I. n tee 1 Totals 34 Batted for Pillett in ninth. St. Helens .1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 06 Standifer ..0 1000000 12 Summary Runs: Mensor 2, Lock er, Reid, Harstad 2, Johnson, Wal ters. Two-base hits: Walters, Garri ty, Locker, Haughland. Stolen bases: W. Cartwright, Mensor, Lock er, Feuerborn. Double play: Garrity to Moore to Walt era. Base on balls: off Pillett 4, Harstad 4. Struck but: by PHlett 6, Harstad 3. Hit by pitched ball, Garrity by Pillett. Sac rifice hit: Pike, Mensor 2, Carman. Wild pitch: Pillett. Time of game. 2:20. Umpires Rankin and Jackson. Notes of the Game Reid Is recovering his .batting eye. He secured two nice hits In Sunday's game. Almost 100 fans went up on tli Steamer Iralda, which was chartered for the occasion and many others went via auto, so St. Helens was well represented with loyal rooters. Next Sunday McCormicks meet the Grant Smith-Porter team at St. Johns. The Iralda has ben chartered for tha trip and thus an opportunity will be given many rooters to attend.