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to Boys Over There Are Keeping Their Pieces-Are You Keeping Yours OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY NO. 37 -OLUME XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1918 if. CELEBRATION . - . HERE LABOR DAY AUSPICES L. L. ,L. L- WALTER N A GEL DIES IN FRANCE 'iiiiitny Coiiiituindcr I'nyN Tribute li II In Memory i.. WIH,. i;errlHCN, IWIIll lii'it I')' .overniiiclil si r.ir. The U Legion 1-KK'T' "'! ..mhlirUlVII WllO rt'HlllK III St. Hfll'IIM ,i .trinity will appropriately ob- L the nation's r,'l ,:"r I' lmv- . . hit: celebration uml picnic at .ritv Park. Tim exercises will lie- I, promptly at 10 o'clock In the lornlnr. Tin1 locals irom pi. iimnm, nklon, Peer Island ami Uoblii will l-nd di'legatlons. which In iiiumI In- inrcn IU I'" '' entire tump or III forci'ii. Colonel Hrlce Plaque, who Ih In irinof till) government logging Ullll imtierliiK operations In tho north- l, liui promlKi'i! Chairman . 1). jllmrlunil tlml lio will so'id ilown j tmiy officer li address tliu lum-.-mpii. Tho Mint loar;i thai Major Ul Of Colonel 1IhiII0'H Htuff will imn uml lio wilt lio accompanied . gllir staff officers. It wu the rltir' good fortune to hear Major lllh makM an address at Marhhflold urliiK tliu rccdi. editorial ar.Muiiii n mwtlng and we cm assure our Kim lliut It la woll wor'.h koIiik n ;tlt, long way to hear tlio major .m. II In tpenrli ami other arc, how- rer, only a part of the Interesting rocram arranged. Thero will bo mil music, patriotic hIiikK. etc., .d the ladles of the Red Croan will r I cafeteria lunch, tlio pro- wdi of which will go to the sol- Irrt nd sailors funtl. There will alao 1o a general get U-wllier mooting of tlioe loyal in mi rho tre producing loft il Umber tfhlcli the government needs. A short anil Interesting program u bwn arranged for the afternoon, rfltr which the baseball game w"l ' the next attraction. la the evening there will ho a big Jincs at the city linll, which will Jc conducted hy the Women's 1'atrlotlc U.mue niul tlio proceeds from the dance will, r.lwi, no to tho soldier's land. The Warren, Yanliton anil St. Hel ni Hume Guard units will altitid Iks cflcliratlou anil aid In tho ar naRemeutH and the program. Chairman Sutherland lit. a not glv n the Mint full dutnllH. hut linn as- ornl uh that wo CH" promise the Hln readers that this I.alior D.'.y wlohrullon will ecllpno nil otheru and ;ll cIlliMtiK of the county nro cor dl-tlly Invited to nttond and partlcl l!. Tho duto la Monday, Soplemlier lad; (ha hour of beginning, 10 a. in. "id the place, the St. Helena I'lty Pirli. Tim aad intelligence Iiuh bveu re ceived thut Waller Nagel, Hon of Mr. and Mm. Prank Nugel of the Yunk tuf country, died In France. July 2Klli. While no official notice Iiuh linen received from the government tliu captain of Walter's company wroto to Home of the rvlatlveH ii nd Ueorge I'erkliiH, who In a mem her of the mime coinpciiy of en Klneerii. confirmed the report In a letter to Ills NlHter, Mra. II. II. Mc t'ormick. Young Nugel eiillsluil laHt winter In the engl:ieera and wra on the Tub- canla when that vensel wbh torpe doed. Hi) wbh about 23 yea'n of age und win milking an excellent record In the a nn y. The frloiM'u of the young man and hla bereaved parentH und rvlutlvea received the aad news with much regret aa Walter waa well known here and had many frlenda That Walter wbh well thought of by hla commander and comrade U indicated In the following Htatement of Captain 1). I). Hall: Co. I)., Ild'ia. 6 lln., HOlli Kiig. To Whom It May Concern: Walter Nagel of my company, wan a very fine boy and hla devotion to hla duty at all times won for lilm tho reaped of all hla comradea and hla officer. He died with stomach trouble at an American Army hospi tal and la burled near Bordeaux, Prance, at the I!. 8. Army cemetery. We iijIhs him and I called the com pany to attention and offered a prayer for hla aoul. We mlH him. la needlea to say. but he did hla duty and that la what wo all are over here for and may hla loas not bo In vain, and to hla family and frlenda this la the beat tribute you can pay a soldier. We all loved him. I am with sndneHH IiIb old command- CAPTURED HUN TANK REPAIRED BY FRENCH C. A. R- VETERAN TELLS OF STIRRING TIMES Hays War lietween the States Cemented and Made Great Nation NEWSY LETTERS FROM THE BOYS OYER THERE THEY ALL LIKE FRANCE The tank seen in this French official pbotogTuph waa cuptured by the French In the recent heavy figbtliig on the weatern front. The tank was de molished by the heavy French gunfire cud It took these crafty Frenchmen twelve days of work under enemy Ore to put It In order again. The photo graph shows the French crew which repaired the tank aad which la operating It WIIU great results against me em-my I.aat Sunday it was the pleasure of tha editor of thei Mist to meet Gener- nl A". N. Cole, a O. A. R. veterun, who with hla wife, were In St. Helens, the guests of their old Nebraska friends, Mr. and" Mrs. Von A. Gray. The Celts came up from California to at tend the G. A. R. reunion, an event they have not missed In many years. In 1861. ti'ough a mere boy. Mr Cole enliHted and was assigned to a Mlchienn regiment. He saw 'four years of active service and participa ted in the memorable bp.ttles of Antletr.m and Malvern Hill and was in the Peninsula campaign. He was founded In a skirmish with the Con federates at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, uid was sent to a hosplt&l In Wash- 'ngton. D. C. and was there when peace was declared. In 1892, Mr. Cole and his wife at tended the G. A. R. reunion Washington. D. C Columbia County lloys In Franco Write of Their Experiences The Mist Wants Soldier letters When you recaive letters from t!:e boys "over there" send the Mist a copy of them, or send In the original, so that we can take paragraphs from them. We will not print the personal family mention, but would line tc have the general lone of let ters from the different boys from Columbia county. If you want letters returned, they will be sent back to any address fur nished, afer we have uced tiiem. LIBERTY LOAN COM M1TTEE MEETS TODAY FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN Will Make Mans for Work in Con nection With Loan CLOSE GAME WON BY ST. HELENS CLUB Home TVi.ni Ci.ta ilnui Content from NtroiiK Team of l'uue Yours for my country CAl'T. I). 1). HAI.I., Co. I). 6 lln.. 20 F.ng MAVDR SAXON IS APPOINTED JUDGE Ammiiih Other 1iiimiHmii Unties In Addition to Mayoralty (umlng and going. It Is a matter of "Ills rivnor" for Mayor Magnus Sx on Is alsir-Justice of the peaee..' At a apeclal ineeHnB of thocounty court held Monday.N.ho JJth, at which ,.rPH..nt Judith Morton and Com missioner llarv-ey. Ch appointment ...u ...,.,!., XThe appointment was made uyUU tho vacancy caused by the resignation of J. T. Taber, who resigned whon he entered armyser- vlce. WORKMEN WALK OUT SOMMARSTROM YARD FIVE HUNRDED MEN OUT I nlon (lalniH They ure IHNcrimlnated AgaliiNt Company llenics To prepare plans and procrani for Tuosday morning Beveral hundred pHttlng over tne Fourth Liberty ii. on hnlnnelnr to the Shipwright's : , . f. ,,... i.n iriv " " - i man l u .uiuuiuia V VU.1V, ...w wvw... urlon and employed at-the Sommar-1 dele teg ,n thfg worlt ejre scheduled . 1 1.1.1 .1. ... h tl'alH ,nnlu an, I. . ,M , to meet at the courtnouse t.i z o -clock this afternoon. Field Manager E. N. Strong will meet with them and ctiillne the work as prepared by the stnte central con:nlttce. The Fourth Liberty loan campaign j i. open formally throughout the nnntrv on Seotember 28th. but a strom yard, laid down their tools and duit work. According to the best of Information obtainable, tho reason the men quit was because Hugo Soui i ir.rstrom, who Is one of the stock holders In the concern, was made foreman on Job No. 8, which Is a government contract. The union men t bjectcd to this ..nd seat a protest , educational campaign loWaHhlngtcnandfortbetimebelng: ullde,taken In Oregon com- Soniniamlrom was taken off of the Job. Monday he wns again In charge and the men rvqaln protes'ed but worked .hat day, but Tuosday, when they found Sommarstrom on tho Job, they quit work 11 be undertaken In Oregon com menclng on September 15th, for which purpose organization is now being perfected. The country .will be called upon to subscribe six billion dollr.rs, of ey q ' . . I which Oregon's quota Is approximate- It Is reported that government of-, .. , flotilla were soon on the scene and. , , prevailed upon the mtfn to return to work, which they did at one o'clock In the afternoon and Sommarstrom was supplanted with a union foreman. Everything seemed to be moving along nicely, but Thursday morning the shipwright men found out 'that wminm Smith, a member of tho ship wright's shop committee had been laid off. As no reason was given wny Mr. Smith wns discharged, or let out, Mccormick . Stanillf.-r . . , Corn foot , , . Foumlutton Peninsuiii . . 8mltl.orie.r w i. ret. 11 o 1.000 9 3 .750 8 3 726 6 U .500, S fi .33 1 11 .083 I.i tUat rano of the - n. a uniuu mail in joe Hrough of lumier . .. pln wnlKe(, out." and were v !. i O ' The McCormlck team of tho Shlp-bulldoi-H LmiRuo maintained It Hiring unliroken victories by defeating " Koimdatlon team at Vaughn itrnet groiindH In Portland Sunday. The scorn wnu i ir. n mid It wns one of tho best games witnessed on that ,rl for many a day. Hurstad and KR"H wore tho opposing pitchers "l each pitched a gilt edged article of ball. St. lleltMia-rrrade Its only scovo In, first. With two down. Locker a hIow one down tlio third base "o and hoat ti!e throw to first, fsurborn hbw one of Evan's slunls 1llt suited , und with his truHty tlub gtung the pollot quite hnrd, Just hl,fl enough to mr.ke It a trlplo and How Locker to Bcar.iper tvcroKii the liuine rulilii.r with ii.n imieHimio tally ' ll'o game, "oagland and CartwrlRht were fielding stars or tho game and "Mi gathered In chances which looked BU llt..i,..l llintl hpiii.II BlirA IlltS. gt. Hotonn plays the Comfort .w.i,.i...l constable for that district at the same time that Mr. Saxon was ap pointed Justice of the peace. FIVE MORE TO REPORT SOON IxkhI Hoard Issues Call for Five More Men for Army Service Under call IMC. Chief Clerk La llnre has ordered the following reg H rants to hold themselves In readi ness to report early In September. ,....i i r. has nol deBlgnr.ted no iuuii - , . will lie sent, i auoo wnere iim notified are: Elnar V, Anderson. Warren; ( lie i i.niinn. Llnnton; Oscar D . Emll K. Olson, Mayger and Er-iest H. Tike. St. Hel ens. or Columbia county baa not yet been determined, but it will be about twice as much as In the Third Liber ty Loan. The county subscribed 267 per cent In this loan and will not have to do more In order to raise Its quota for the Fourth Loan. S. C. Morton has been named as county chairman and he In turn has named as his co-workers all who were a Dart of the organization when the Third Loan was so successfully put across. The slogan this time, rs In the past, will be "OREGON rmsr OVER THE TOP" and Mr. Mortou end his fellow workers are deter mined that Columbia county shall be among the first of Oregon's counties to go over the top. Joined by the men who are affiliated wttii the Winters and Laborers union. The hitter, however, claim they are not on a strike, but quit in order to meet with Hie shipwrights union and uscertaln If tholr grievances were Just. . r Mia torn unln'lA. or a A IllUOlWK Hi -" - . general meeting, was held In the I COUNCIL W1L.L. tnlon hall Thursdry afternoon ami: A FLOAT1NU UUtK. n.,uim,n Acrent R. A. Mclmiis was present and hastened to the Sommar-1 .t.m vnrd to take up uie iuuivu: with the shipbuilders with a view ol on early settlement. He was to re port at a special meeting Thursday afternoon. ti. Mi called un the Sommar- Kcapitoose Boy In France Saumier, France, Aug. 7, 1918. To the Folks at Home: It is cold and cloudy today, and a . strong wind blowing from the west. it. reunion si - ... t. Thin wind comes Inland from the wasmngion, u. uuu lie ueciueu - o-. Bp.y of Biscay: those who have cros- 10 go aown 10 me onieueraie doi- - - ,, dlers Home at Richmond. Virginia. 8ed he waters know how cold they a Wn hnvo hod VACV littlo vrm and see some of tha men against " ' whom he fought. His wife was a nere una .uiuiu.r uuu .cuW little fearful, thinking perhaps that oI raln- coma of those who wore the gray. T"e be"lea are not anyways near would not enjoy a visit from one who rlDe yet' but most aU tne be wore the blue, but Mr. Cole said 6 ' . ... he was going anyhow, so his good are located ln tne mo8t PT wife accompanied him. m Arriving at of France. There are many beautl ul the home, several of the old soldiers saw him coming and hastened to "m old castle8' whtch loom UP "f6 meet him. and gave him Just as warm a mountain. The villas are very old a welcome as oftentimes he had glv- but are kePl ln 8od condition. You en them or received when fighting wl flnd dutiful flower gar- asalnst them, but the welcome was den lnsIde tno hKh walls that sur- different. for Instead of the musket und e villas. So far I have vlsi - .. i. ,,..i,u,i ed only, one castle (chateau, It Is cal- Ut tauiiuili IV nan iiio uuioin-ivuv." i l,End and warm embrace of men who In Frencn). it was wen wort., appreciated the manliness of the men t!l me 1 aPent ln Pa8sinB tl,rl0,UBh whom years berore they had faced t"at were occupied by kings on the battlefields. One old Con- and Queens and mnay nobles federate, with an empty sleeve hang- Thls castle was built in the Je" tng from his right shoulder, asked A- D- 11 was Napoleon s head General Cole where he was wounded, Quarters at one time. There are still rr i, nn.ioBrt th limn lPft arm The !W bs relics in the castle. The teneral replied he got his at the bat- views from the watch towers are tie of Yellow Tavern and the old Rreat, but the views from the dung Confederate, grasping the hand of also Ereat- AU vou can 8ee ,B the man who wo-e the blue, said, i""" ""v " .1 ...i. i , I the ton of the cell. The well from mine, too' The geiioal, as he saw, j feet deeD. The waer waa drawn up never enjuyeu u wuia, men wuu i , , , talking over the times of '61 to '65 a windless which was worked by .... , , . 1 craves. luuujr i.iie wwnca mo md-v. Willi LiioKe wiiuiu uo imu ivKbuu When mustered out of the army the general was a sergeant. Later he settled in Nebraska and for 15 years was connected with the Ne- brnfeka National guard and received the anuolntment from the governor aa brlgldier general. It was while he was living ln Nebraska that the widow of General Pickett, who lead the great charge :.t Gettysburg, vis ited his town, to give a lecture. It fell the general's lot to introduce the ludy to the audience, wd he said he wt.b mighty glad of the honor, for he respected ar.d always would, the vjlor shown by PicUptt and his men Ir tho charge they mride. The general now lives In Long museum. There are some very beautiful paintings and statues In the crt rooms. It would take me a year to tell of all I saw ln the caBtle, so I will not dwell any longer on this sub ject. We are all happy and woll. Get ting all we can eat and it is not all canned willies. We quite often have hot cakes and syrup for our break fast and some times doughnuts, so you see we have no complaints on that scale. The only thing we kick on is that we cannot get at the work we came over here to do. Our work is a littlo closer to us each day, so it won't be long before we are in the GOOD PROGRESS ON NEHAL.Ji.rvi dwuv" RepohL from the lower NeWein Inform usihutthe work oy tne new . .i.ini, idling buiU across the uriuRo ... -x . , .- Nohulom near Illrkanieu,, v -....ii.. c.i.irnWnr J. 1). lian- Hlng rapimr. " 71 , ,oy has a crew of A.. a be ,,as been rusl.lnKl'O Vk "V,1"1 M..yall ofW piling has been drlvennd the ibuttmenU Btrom people and were told that they dispensed with the services of Smith because they had no luriner nee tor him In the particular line of work In which he was engagea ana mo said they believed the ;.roubjo would Committee Derides to Vse City Iro- perty for City Dork Tlie committee who was appointed bylayor Saxon to Investigate the! docksituation, made their report at the regular meeting of the-' council Mondaylght.. Their flnalngs were that It wcihld cost oflOhsiderable sum to reDalr tliel)rlvte dock, now In use end they recoihiiended that the city build a floating thick at the foct of earns for good. wo nra nil lnnkine for mail from l 1IO fcuuem " .... ... 1 ' ' " UaIi r-ntifnrnln and ia nresident of home today, but I am afraid we are r nnlnue society. Drobably the only out of luck. It Is time for chow so I n nt its kind in the United States, will bring tins to an enn. - ' .. . 11. tin 1. i nt man whn rliirlnlT I nm ftenninir a cuny Ul a. iiiLiu the '60's wore the uutform of blue poem that was written by one of the or the uniform of gray ana tneir boys irom nomo. wives, and the purpose of the society Will close for this time. 1.. n oiva nil nnaslliln nid In the Rest wishes to r.ll. present great war. Thus it is that PVT. CHAUNCEY G. BUTLER. . 1 a aavimv tha moil I who fought against each other are recuimr i.. - 1 .1 ,1 Anl.aliai rt llfiln fftPftlll-l BllHllIl II J IV UllllUUU ' - ...... .. . tu. v,- I Rd I.vnch has received a letter pilsli one certain ihiub hi ucuc- ... . . 1 . . rwim .(1111H mil nr. lui uici u ...a fit of the wnoie woriu, uu "" - ..a ji.. thii. nnrtner here in tne uaroer dusiucbb WOrKlIlg I1HUU 1U 1ICU1U, uu.us 1. , 1 .. a.-.!.. 1.. ( In VmniiB .... TTnAln Oo, L.OU1S, OU rCl0,lu, ........I, 1 This was the first visit 01 tne ., ,1 L'rni 1 1 iciivi vi general to the Great Northwest ana Zl be settled and the men back .. St. Helen, street. bab'at ine myor win mnuui i.s... and lieglu on it Immediateljr as a dock of some kind Is urgently ed. The marshal reported thr.t lie hnd taken a fire cart and several hundred worx. 1 urrnirfi:iients were made It' st night which were satisfactory to both employer and employe, the men will stay out until the matter Is But lufactorlly adjusted. About BOO men nru uffected. he likes It. He and his wife were much Interested ln the milling and shipbuilding in St. Helens and before ler.ving, he said that he was coming to St. Helens at some future date and stay longer. 1 r The Sommarstrom people Land the union officials came to an 1 . ,n.nv nftnrnoon and I.I..I. 111. ,00 fO ' ,i-P' TIB" UE""""""- ,,,, . ..,111 minn be in .V mi.L... .m rntiirn to work this .fin Ivn in. olacev ine " rest, w... 7: -nrnlni. Matter iu dispute wm oe work sliouia ut. - - The Women of Woodcraft held luiieu a l 1 1 u 11, iv biiu ov. .. - ..11 r . 1.- ...,ii. r th: their regular meeting at tho lodge TCei Ol HOMO IO IIIU D1.11W" ....... w v m . cannery and Councilman Allen made, hall (skating rink building Tuesday a favorable report on some sidewalk work which" had been referred to him. The ordinance relative to nuisan ces wns read for the third time and passed. No other business was be fore the council bo they adjourned. ..ftarnnnn Alter llltj bubiu. i"J were entortalned by Mrs. Schofleld, who served a delightful lunch and Mrs. P. J. Anderson placed hor car ut tho disposal of the ladloa to tike nil ot them home. I will scribble you a few lines to let you know we are over here and everything Is fine with me. I have a great deal to write to you about, es pecially our trip over, but the cen sors will not allow It, so will have to. wait until I come back to tell you about It. I have not had much time to look crounil, but have been down town twice. I was lu a French barbershop. They certainly have peculiar customs here. Toe Bhaved they sit- ln a Btralghtback chair. I find it easy to get around with (Continued on page five) ! left to government authorities. (Continued on page eight) conilngUlrty dy