giLilLgj Fair-September 18, 19, 20 St. Helens
FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN
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-
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-
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
flutiiu fr the state In the third
wb 107 per cont, vhilo Colum-
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
mid the only way It can bo
'a for Columbia to go over tho
go over early.
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.
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
(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
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
Exhibitors are requested to have
their exhibits In place by 12 o'clock
of tho first day.
WILL SOON BUiJ-,1
Bids Will be Asked for Homo for
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
will cost In tho i
00 and is to be
built on the clt
The council rj
eased this lot
to the asHOcltion for
period of 25
Mayor,fiaxon and HarryH.yons are
puttingthe finishing touches on the
pointing of tha city hall.
v s ion. i
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,' 1918
'JJ "-&j-ty i. r::r
FLOUR MILL TO
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
Tho following 'men who nro of the
1918 class of registrants, lofi Wed
nesday morning for Camp Lewis,
Washington to be inducted Into army
Name and Address No.
Lincoln I. O. Lilllch
Quincy, Oregon ' 30A
Edwin Nels EHertscu
Marshland, Orogori 49A
Otto W. Boock
Vernon la, Oregon BOA
Clatskanlo, Oregon 65A
St. Helens, Oregon ' 66A
William Nestor Matson
Mist, Oregon 77A
John Parascovopoulcs '
St. Helens, Oregon 80A
Carroll It. Clark
Ralrler, Oregon 83 A
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
,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
SEPTEMBER 12TH IS
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.
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
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
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
SUNDAY MEETING FOR
ALL DRAFTED MEN
Special Instruct Ions to be (iiven
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
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.
LOYAL LEGION HOLDS A
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
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
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
LABOR DAY WAS
DAY OF REST
All Business is Suspended and Good
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.
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