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giLilLgj Fair-September 18, 19, 20 St. Helens
VOLUME XXXVII. FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN MEETING WEDNESDAY MANY WERE PRESENT I Coniiult I -i From nil Purls of tin Count)' Coiiveim nt Coiiiilmuse A nifotlriK of prnctlcully nil or I'niumltlH county' committer for tho Fourth Liberty l-on wuh hold at lit courthniiHO Wednesday afternoon nuriuanl to a cull by County Chair mm 8. ('. Morton, Fluid Manager Strong explained the progrum to lie orked out and assisted In the or- piliatlon. Ths quota for Oregon, while not irt authoritatively, announced, will likely be uhout $40,000,000 or 2 V4 timet the amount of tlio IuhI loan On thin busla, Columbia county's quota will he around $200,000 wlilcli Iht committoti foul am ha raised iltbout any groat effort an this much iu rained In tho Third I-oun The drive start on Suturday, September 2Slh, but Oregon, In order to keep her record of being tho tint over the top In every loan noli to ku over the top at 9 o'clock the morning of the 28th. Until thut time, voluntary subscriptions will hp ncalved by the bank throughout tho county and the campaign will he Atrted to have all subscriptions pledged together with the initial pay meat which la 10 per cent of the emount of honda purchaRed, With Ihli In view, the comniltteea from the moral localities in the county, will lend out notices to the buyers of the tut iiwue of honda asking that they tt once tender their subscriptions Th bonds are to draw 4 M per cent literesl, the same ns the previous tail and after tho initial payment ths balance will bo paid in Install rats as the Secretary of the Troas irjr will later designate. As an evidence of the enthusiasm lo make Columbia county keep her record as the FIRST COUNTY IN THE 8TATK on bonds boucht In pro portion to the quotas assigned, sov- nl members of tho committees ittbacrlhed and paid for bonds before luring the courthouse. T. V. and Mrs. Tniuly of Marsh land and F. II. Ilolhrook of Uoblo, both claim the honor of being first, but it was decided a draw and A. S. Hirrlwin and Mrs. Harrison were in tocond place along with W. J. Ful Itrton of Warren, who used his check hook promptly. Several others o( the conunlttee .made out applica tion! and others will wait until Sat urday when the temporary subscrip tion blanks arrive. H. 8. Mason Is chairman of tho St. Helens committee and he will havo Hve bunch of workers with him. In orking tho shipyard, he plans to "e a captain and lieutenants from yards and they will do the work imong tliolp fellow employes. The churches and lodges will also called on to porform work In 'hoir different organizations. The quoins havo not yot been ea rned to the several towns and local Hies, but committeemen will be In formed durlnir thn enmlnir few days h0W niUfll ll.nv fit. a Awr.AnAf tn ifl fun 8penkrs will be furnished by the "te comniltteo and a tour pf the county made. At the county fulr. It J" Planned to have a Liberty Loan jooth and on the second day of the lr. Thursday, the 19th, some prom ton t state speaker will address the rge crowds expected to be In at- 'odance. Tbo record of Columbia couuty wnp.irert with other oountlea in the 't: leads the state in percentage ' Quotas for throe Liborty Loans. , average for tho entire str.te Is " Per cent and Columbia's average-; " 14 nor cent TIia t,ArAAiitiipA nf tho flutiiu fr the state In the third loan wb 107 per cont, vhilo Colum- H&'a DerP.ei(iio-a u.oa tttf nnv Annl ' 6 rttk of cities in thq county show Klnler, second; Clatskanlo, thirtooa- and St. Ilolons, gevonteonth out of ' cities in Oregon. The Mist (s "ntlonliiK this fine record because 1 Hch a nood ono thnt it must be "(held mid the only way It can bo 'a for Columbia to go over tho loP and go over early. The county chairmen of committees (Continued on page eight) OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY CANNERY IS BUSY ON BIG BEAN PACK More II,-!,, x,.(.,1 , Xuk (.ure of Hi I-Ot Of Itt-UIIH The cannery of the Columbia Hlver Cunning company Is a beehive of In diistry ami the GO or 0 women and Klrls employed there are bundling ions oi Deans each day. Manugor lloaasco has sent out the 8. O. 8 ignui for more help as the beans are coming In fast and there Is not enough help to h:'.ndlo them. Mr. Itosasco says he cr.n give employ ment to 30 or 40 more people right ewuy und hopes enough will renpond to take care of the beans as they come In. If more help Is not secured. It will he nocesxury to send the beans to other canneries or allow them to go to wnsto. The output of the can nery for the past few days has been several hundred cases per day, but 1000 cuses could euslly be handled if tho supply of lubor was adequate. The work Is not hard nnd the sur roundings pleasant and the Mist hopes that women and girls will promptly respond to Mr. KoBanco'a call and help save the bean crop. There is need for every pound of food stuffs und It lu a patriotic duty to assist In saving. This can bo done by helping out at the cannery. CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON FOR SUNDAY First of Series of (fames for Clutin- plnnnlilp of leKue Sunday will be a big dny for the St. Helens basehtll funs, at least those who will Journey to I'ortland to see tho first game of the cham pionship series between Foundation, leaders of the first half of the sea son and McCormlcks, leaders of the second half. The gr.me Is scheduled lo start at 2:30 o'clock and the local boys nre hoping that at least 1000 people from St. Helens will occupy their cuxtomury places back of first base when the gamo Is called and cheer und root them on to victory. Mensor will rely upon tho big bent of the league, reliable Oscar Harstad nnd Foundation will chose their best pitcher In the hopes of winning the first, game. Kvery fan who possibly can, should by all moans soo the game and oncourago the home team In tho Important sorlos before them FAIR ARRANGEMENTS BEING COMPLETED (irounds ami Building are lieing Put in I'lrst-ChiHH Condition Arrangements are about complete for tho coming county fair to he held in St. Ilolons, September 18-lS-zu. President Fullorton Is nt work on the r.rounds nnd buildings getting every thing in ship shupo. Tho ntt ructions will bo better than over, r ruiay win oo cr.nureu uuj und tho program will bo tho bes'. posHlblo. Dr. Emm will havo charge of tho music and will have some able assistants, both locally and from I'ortland. Tho school exhibit promises to be he best ever held In tho county. It Is expected thnt Vorncnla and Clat skanlo and many other schools will Join tho fair this year ror tno ursi tlma. Exhibitors are requested to have their exhibits In place by 12 o'clock of tho first day. CREAMERY BUILDING WILL SOON BUiJ-,1 Bids Will be Asked for Homo for Local Concern President Tarbell of tho St Hel ens Co-oporutlve association informs frreMlBt that plana and specifications haveWnoropared for thenew home fnr i ho crehfliery and bids are soon to ho asked fo. Theulldlnc is to . .. .... Z - nni bo of hollow me Vn cement front and cement floor, is to be a one Btory structure will cost In tho i neighborhood of 00 and is to be built on the clt the Strand. The council rj eased this lot to the asHOcltion for period of 25 years. Mayor,fiaxon and HarryH.yons are puttingthe finishing touches on the pointing of tha city hall. (YHI n v v s ion. i ccntly H -A ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,' 1918 YANKEES RESTING V 2Ed23CU233S,.'' 'JJ "-&j-ty i. r::r I.. .... FLOUR MILL TO START TUESDAY TO MAKE STEADY RUN Supply of Wheat on Hand and Farm, era to ItrlnK More Superintendent Buck of tho St. Helena Flour Mills Company' an nounces that on Tuesday he wfl'l start up the flouring mill andbegin to make St. Helens flouV. yriie present capacity of the mill h 25 barrels per day and as tho demniid Increases, tho output will be increased, the mill having been built With this In view Tho prod net 'will be known as St. Helens Brand Flou and will do iruch toward advertising the town. A proportion of the (wheat to bo used will be eastern W:.sl lington and Ore- gon .wheat, ' which Will be blended with the local wheal nnd Mr. Buck Is Bure thut the combination will be a superior article. A supply of both oastern and local whtut is on hand, enough to insure a cteady run for some days and the farmers have promised to keep the mill supplied. The Mist hopes that this latest St. Helens Industry will becomo ono cf the Important ones in the city and with tl'.e patronage of the home folks, It will. Remember, when you order flour, ask your groceryman lor the St. Helena brand. The management of the mill is now ready to receive samples of local wheat and auks that tho farmers bring In samples, about three pints, so that it can be graded nnd arrange ments neude for delivery. MORE MEN LEAVE FOR CAMP LEWIS First U1 of ll)tS ( Iu,sh Kent to Train ing Cmnp Tho following 'men who nro of the 1918 class of registrants, lofi Wed nesday morning for Camp Lewis, Washington to be inducted Into army service. Reg. Order Name and Address No. Lincoln I. O. Lilllch Quincy, Oregon ' 30A Edwin Nels EHertscu Marshland, Orogori 49A Otto W. Boock Vernon la, Oregon BOA Carl Engbrccht Clatskanlo, Oregon 65A Anton Anderson St. Helens, Oregon ' 66A William Nestor Matson Mist, Oregon 77A John Parascovopoulcs ' St. Helens, Oregon 80A Carroll It. Clark Ralrler, Oregon 83 A Albert Warranka Kerry, Oregon 86A Arthur Win. Johnson Clntskar.ie, Oregon 88A Tomnilo Mason Tucker St. Helens, Oregon 93A Charles Paul Evans Rulnier, Oregon 94 Raymond L. Deaver St. Helena, Oregon 95 No. 102 98 99 94 103 104 95 106 101 105 100 97 ,0 uemcmiieni or tne American troops thut did such brilliant flghtlng on the west front, converting the Hun offensive Into a Hun disaster and retreut They are resting by the roadside, smoking, joking and light hearted, and ready to jump Into the fight again. - 8 PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY BETWEEN FIGHTS SEPTEMBER 12TH IS REGISTRATION DAY ALL MEN 18 TO 45 YEARS IteKiHtrution Places in Kvery Precinct No Trouble Kxiected Thursday, September 12 is set as the day when all men between the nges of 18 and 4 5 must register for government service. Provost Marshal Crowder estimates thnt 12,778,758 men will register, of whom, it is es timated 2,300,000 will be available for class one. Some of these will probably be called by October 1st, when the present supply of class one men has been depleted. It is estimated that 84,404 Oregon inns will register and coming down to Columbia county, Sheriff Stan wood's estimate of men who will reg ister Is 1734. In the registration of men 21 to 31 years of age, the number of registrants were 1254. The instructions are simple; each man must present himself at the pre cinct voting place between the hours of 7 a. m. and 9 p. m. and register. ThiB means that every man who has not reached his 46th birthday on reg istration day, must register. That every youth who has reached his 18th birthday on or before registration day must register. That any man be tween the ages of 18 and 45 who has previously registered in the U. S. army registration, or men who are In actual U. S. army or U. S. navy service, need not register. The penalty for failure to register is one years imprisonment and.no one may exhonorate himself by the pay ment of a fine. Tho Local Board has appointed one member of each election board to act ns Chief Registrar In his respective precinct, as follows: Apiary J. E. Johnson. Beaver Falls John McAdam. Clatskanlo No. 1 E. D. Tichenor. Clatskanle No 2 Norman Mer rill. . ' Coble Frank Bishop. Marshland T. W. Tandy. Mist J. J. Banzer. Oak Point R. S. Payne. Prescott John McCrea. Rainier No. 1 Attla M. Lee. Rainier No. 2 .Grace Reld. Rainier No. 3 R. N. Lovelace. Scappoose J. D. McKay. Spltzecberg George Myers. -St. Helena No. 1 L. R. Ruther ford. St. Helens No. 2 F. . A. George (In Courthouse Basement). St. Helena No. 3 W. J. Melllnger. Vornonia WIlli?.m,Prlngle. Warren Arthur Llndahl. Yankton G. L. Tarbell. So far as the MUt can learn J. F. Dopplmaler la the first St. Helens man to bag his deer limit. He went into the Nehalem Sunday morning and returned Tuesday with a large four point buck. Since he has the deer limit,' Dopplmaler says he la go ing after bear and -will soon have a supply of bear meat on the St. Helens market. FISHERMEN PROTEST ON SALMON PRICE Claim Prices of Tulles is 15c.ow Ci.(,t of Catching Them The fishermen In and around St. Helens are up In arms at the low prices set by the Food Administra tion on Chinook salmon. The prices given out by W. B. Ayer, federal food administrator for Oregon, who last week Issued a statement govern ing the maximum price of the fall catch of salmon. Chinook salmoi. to 8ept. 15 will be 3 cents per pound and from and after Septem ber 16th will be 6V4 cents per pound. This is what the fishermen are kick ing about, for they say the canneries will get the bulk of the fish ir. those a5x days rt half ihe price they will pay when the run slackens up. The caanerymen and the Food Adminis tration claim that the catch of the first few days is largely of salmon which are unfit for use and they lose money by hnndling them. The fish ermen combat this with the state ment that the fish in Biicb. poor con dition are mostly fish caught in the down river traps several days before the season opens and are therefore in bad condition on account of having been caught several days before be Ing taken by the cannery boats. There are many who believe in the truth of this statement, for last year ton after ton of salmon were dumped Irto the river because the can-.eries were blocked and could not use the fish, many of which were nctuallv caught before the fishing season legally opened. The fishermen whom the Mist has interviewed claim It Is an injustice to tlx the price of their product and then allow the cannery to fix their own price for this bum fish, a3 it is called. They maintain that If they are paid a lower rate for the fibh, the cannery should charge a relatively lower price for the canned fish, but this is not done. Many of the fishermen say they cannot operate except at a loss r.t the rrice Mr. Ayer haa sent out, and they wfll not put their nets Into tho river until the 16th, when the price of 6& conts goes into effect. They will take the matter up with Mr. Ayer and see what can be done in tho matte'. The prices set for other salmon are, steelheads, 9 V cents per pound and chum sulmon, 3H cents per pound. SUNDAY MEETING FOR ALL DRAFTED MEN Special Instruct Ions to be (iiven in Social Hygiene ' Notice has been Issued to the drafted men of Columbia couuty to report at the city hall In St. Helens, Sunday night, September 8th, at 8 o'clock to receive instructions in re gard to what they may expect upon entering the army. Citizens at large are urged to at tend this meeting and learn to fol low .government instructions Intelli gently. If such instructions are fol lowed, it means that thousands of men will be In Europe ahead of scheduled time and the war machine will be speeded up to an early vic tory. Representatives of the state coun cil of defense, Oregon hygiene society and the state department of the r.rmy Y. M. C. A., will give special instruction. The drafted men are not only re quested .to -be present, but Provost Marshal General Crowder has order ed them to attend the meeting. RURAL CARRIER EX AMINATION AT WARREN The United States Civil Service Commission has announced an ex amination to be held at Warren on September 28th, to fill the position of rural carrier. The examination will be open to male citizens who are actually domiciled in the territory of the postotfice. Applications should be forwarded to the Civil Service Commission at Washington, D. C. During the continuance of the present war the commission will, in accordance with the request of the post office department, admit women to rural carrier examinations upon the same conditions as men. NO. 38 LOYAL LEGION HOLDS A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION ARMY OFFICERS HERE Labor Day Program Successfully Curried Out Under the auspices of "the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen, a patriotic celebration was held at the city park Labor Day and approxima tely 6000 people were present to take part in the exercises and hear the addresses given by the govern ment officers. The Home Guards from Warren, Yankton and St. Helens, many of whom are members of the Loyal Legion, lead the street parade which occurred at ten o'clock. Following them, a hundred or more of the L. L. L. L. marched; nnd many automobiles filled with members of the Legion find their families brought up the rear. Arriving at the park, Mr. Fred ChrUtie, who was chairman of the committee on arrangements, soon had things moving. The audience Joined in singing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "My Country 'Tis of Thee,'' and Mr. Christie then intro duced Mr. Roscoe Bonistell, who de livered a masterful address, taking as his subject, "Why We Are at War With Germany." The address was followed with a vocal selection by Mr. Samuel Engman and the audience appreciated it so much that be was forced to respond with another song, which likewise, was received with much applause. Dr. Benjamin Ivins was the next speaker. Ha spoke eloquently of the flag and the true significance of its colors. He said that it was not beautiful alone for its colors, but be cause of what it stood for and it was not, he said, only a beautiful piece ' of bunting, but all ' nations now recognized It as the symbol of free dom. His tribute to the flag struck a responsive chord with the audience and his speech was frequently inter rupted with cheers and applause. Major Mills was the next speaker and he lost no time in getting down to cold, hard facts. He complimented the men of the Loyal Legion on their loyalty and faithful work and told how rapidly the spruce for aero planes was now being gotten out. He illustrated his address with many witty jokes and kept his audience in wrapt attention while he drove home bare and important facts. He dwelt ct length on how serious a matter it v:as to let up for a day or a week in the shipbuilding, logging and milling operations and showed how this lost time would embarrass the govern ment in carrying out the great work against the self-styled king of the world, the kaiser, and his army of murderers. The major spoke for a ful half hour and his speech was well received and much enjoyed. After the speaking was over, the large crowd made a rush for the dinner tables and were served with a nice lunch by the ladies of the Red Cross, and later came on down town to attend the movies nnd see other attractions. The day closed with a big dance at the city hall, the pro ceeds of which were handed over to the Ladies Patriotic Leaguo by the 4L men. All in all, It was on enjoy- ' able and patriotic celebration and the Loyal Legion deserves much credit for the manner in which It was handled. LABOR DAY WAS DAY OF REST All Business is Suspended and Good Time Had Labor Day was observed in St. Hel ens in every line of business. All the stores were closed and the employes given the opportunity to mingle with the pleasure seekers. Tho mills and shipyards closed down for the day and a majority of the mill men par ticipated in the L. L. L. L. celebra tion. Many of the shipyard workers went to Portland to take part in the monster labor pitiade In that city. It Is probable that many cf them would have remained In St. Helens had the Information that there would be a celebration here been circulated a few days earlier. The shipyard men had already made arrangements to enter the Portland parade, so they had to go.