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Conic to the Coljinilijatoiiy Fair-September 18, 19, 20 St. Helens
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY irnniMH XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1918 1 v NO. 39 CITY SCHOOLS OPEN WITH BIG ENROLLMENT WORK IS STARTED y- Siii l Illlrmlrlii III Getting TttinK4 I" HIimi for Work Tim public tulioiilM of St. Helens opi'in'il rii Monday tlio Kill, anil not- HitltHtliiiniliH wur iiiiii'h urn uiiinr handle-' p. tint attendance on tlia opinlug ily. Wlll( jult lurge, kiii) piiny Mudeiit havo come Iii sin re lli.it dale. The hlnh hcIiooI enrollment In 70 mil tin' following tet'.chcr have been grlrrti'il : Miptslntomloiit, II. It, King; . i . i i rai i t i . leanier. ami rtiieuu towiiHrini, mum Kuther I.. JIiiiwii iiiul Mis 1.. W. Wnlli"'"- Tim eighth grmlo enrollment in 27 cnJ MIm llertrudo Liggett will con duct tli" work In th Im grade. Mis Elfin Wilson Iiiih charge of tlio evcn ih uruiln mill 21 Hcholum were on rolled on the opening day. In tint ililh grade, thorn woro 34 scholars tml MIsh Culvlii, who furmorly tuught tt Marshland, Ih In churgo of (IiIh grade. Tim fifth uracil enrollment In 43 Mil MIhh Ituliy Illrkethlcr, who uukIiI hern IuhI your, Ih again In charge uiid MIhh Kdrio La I lam will coniliii'l ilni work In tlio fourth tril. Thlrty-threo' pupil have on lullfil In this Krailn. Mm. Amend Uko ttt ill linn churgo of tlio third fruiln uml 31 llltlo foIkH nro in her room. MIhh Union M. Hull okuIii Inn cliai;:i! of tlio second grade and oil tlio opening day 48 little ouch re ported Tills nuinbor Is entirely too irrnjr fur on teacher to handle and It is probable thnt Ml Hall will he ilwn lnii)i. Tim first grade In again dlvldod. MIsh Tlii'lmn Reed, who lias lukon the plani left varum by tlio reslgna llcn of Ml. Until Perry, hu 23 lit tle tutu to limtruet and Mm. A. K. IUrn.ui linn 30. in tint Mrllrlde bcIiooI, the opon Inir .riillini yt was 156. T. J. dill bin c!mn;i of tlio Re von tli and tlio eolith grade and has 24 pupil, while Mihk l'u no will look after thfl work In tlio fifth and Hlxtli grade. Slia him M.'l pupils, MIhh Arnmlrong, who Iiuh thn third and fourth Kxadi'H lll have Iht hands full to look after the 3S pupil who hnvo enrolled In thise grades and Mr, llrown, who has tin' hucoiiiI grade lin 26 pupils to Instruct nnd dlroct. In tlio first trade. MIhh Drown Iiuh moro pupil Cian hIio run well look after, 36 of tlio llttln ounu having onrollud. Superintendent King I working hard to got mutters ndjti'itod In the proper manner and durliiR tlio com lug week ho expects tlmt the school machinery will ho 'working smooth ly. Il slates thnt tt U hi wlah to Slvo to St. llclenH tho IipbI ochool yot liml uml ho will lonvo no stono unturned to accomplish this, In endeavor ho will havo tho hearty bup purt of tho school director and the touchers. BIDS ARE ASKED ON PITTSBURG ROAD The rounty court Ih aNl.lnS for ealed iiropoHiil for tho construction if Mile 12 on tho 1'ittHhurR-St. Hul- fns road. Tlio blda nro to ho opened I'T the court nt tholr reRular meet fK. October 4tll. Tho mile on which bid are iiHkcd, tontlmum from tho top of Wllvord lK Mill near Tronholm to a point. on llm Cli iHkiinlo river and In a contlnu rln of. the work now bolnR done by Treuhorn and Mill, who nru wurkhiR on that portion of tho road 'rom Trenholm to tlio top of tho '111. Tho contractor hnve made fiiiiil proRroHH nnd expect to have tiic aew piece of rond opened for travel the lot tor part of next weok and It IH then ho poHHlblo to go over tho dreaded Wilverdlng hill on a grade which In no place exceed 6 por cent. Slnro work started on tho Pittsburg fad, taxpayors, espoclnlly thoo In tortmtid In the growth of tho No halem country und a rond which will furnlnli an outlet to St. Helen, have ll(,en liiHlHtont that more work ho uml the county court thought it 'BHt to advurtlso for bids and boo If " eonld not bo arranged to build at must oho mllo more. Tho court will have a poclnl so tlun, Scpteinhnr 10th. to net on niat- le which did not come up r.t the LIBERTY LOAN WORK- IS ON WITH A. RUSH HllbHiil,,lii.ii Are f.,n,lnK , , lUto 1 Tho people of Col imliia county hrvn ndi pted tho hloRiin "lio a Week Ahead liiHteml 0f tt Wei;k llehlnd" end hnvo already 1ku:i iiulmcrihltiR for Ik.ihIh of the Fourth Liberty I.OHH. UeportH rwelved hy County Chiilr:iimi Mi rtou are very enrouriiK ;iiK At SruiipoiiHO, Mr. (Jr.i'it Watt, who hit chnt-Re of tho work, lian ap poltited willing w- rkur wlrj haw .Tone to work with :. vim, coniueut ly the KiiliHcrlptlon nro bt-Kin iiIiik 10 coino In nt a lively ruto. A. 1.. Mot: of tho Warren di trlct wu In Kt. lleleriH TlmrHilay and report that everything Ih lovely In hi dlKtrlct. Ill coiiimlttco I meet ing with much iie!im and It I ex pected that after the man meeting which will he held at KrlckHiin' hall the night of the 18th, when Hon. Conrad Olmm will make one of his fluent addrcHxoH, that tho Hiihcrlp Uoi.h will come In with a runh. Chairniun Maxon of tho St. Helen comniltteo ha not (ulto gotten IiIh committee lined up, hut ho ha done koiiio work which lu brlr.glng roHtilt. Wednemliiy evening, he uw Mr. Spencer of tho vhlpwrlght's union nnd Hint gnntlnnmn promised to look lifter the work among tho union, and appoint member of the body to as hIhI In the work. At Deer Island, Mr. Applelon Iiuh the work In hand, r.hly HKHlHted by a llvo wlro comniltteo. In tho IuhI drive I leer . Island wu over the top several time and Mrs. Appleton ex pects to nrcompllhli the sumo result In IIi'h drlvo. It. U, Kenny at tiohle reported that tho patriotic people of Uohle had subscribed for more than $5000 worth of lion ds and expected to inuke t three tlini'H that much. Ciohln, it might bo remembered wu a 1400 per cent community In the 1:ihI Lib erty Loan drivo nr.d V. II. Holhrook nays they will maintain their gootl record. In Uulnler nnd Clutskanlo the chairmen of tho respectlvo towns are hard at work. Kev. Gelvln reported $5000 iiuliHcrlhpil nt ClutHkmile on Thurnilay night with the work Jusl ititrted. Chiilrmrn McMillan of Kulnler h:1. not sent In a report, hut it la known he and his committee arc hard at work and nro looking for re ull rather than publicity, so It may be Bitfely ald Hint llaliiler I doing lt:i share. Ileforo the end of the wcok, Mr Mason will havo his St. Helens or gitnfziitlon perfected and during the coming week, it I hoped that most of tho St. Helens quota will bo sub scribed. Tho drivo opens on Sept ember 28th nnd it Is tho purpose of tho statu comniltteo to report Oregon th ton on tho morning the drive opens. In order to accomplish this, subscriptions must bo made be f,r.. th 2sth of September. Hoth of tho St. Helens bank havo sub Hcrlptlon blanks on hmid nnd will be clail to iihsIhI the bond buyer. If you t ro going to buy n bond of the FOCHTIl LH1EHTY LOAN, go and Imv the bond TOHAY. Don't wait ur.lll September 28th. Do It NOW. nnd help keep Columbia county In its present high place, which I THE KIltST COUNTY IN OREGON In the purchuse of Liberty llonds. YANKEE DOUGHBOYS GET SMILES, FLOWERS Infantrymen of the A. E. F., marching down the famons Champs Elysees In Paris, find their hearts warming to the quicK and heaitfelt enthusiasm of our ally. The Fourth Liberty Loan will send scores of other regiment to receive the bouquets and Einiles of Mile. Parlslenne and fight shoulder to shoulder with her most valiant husband and !rothr. ALL IS ARRANGED HUNDREDS REGISTER FOR COUNTY FAIR ON PRESIDENT'S CALL GOVERNOR IS COMING Kino I'rogrHin ArraiiKitl for nil Three liny f Fail' President Fullerton and Secretary Allen of tho-Columbia County , Fair asosctution state that everything is practically in readiness for the open ing of the Seventh Annual Columbia County Fair and judging from the Interest manifested by those who will exhibit the agricultural products of the county, und those who aro Inter ested in the livestock and dairying lines, this year's exhibit will sur r.nss those of former years. The school exhibits will be espec ially good. Mr. Allen has received assurance from Scappoose, .Warren, Yankton, Coble, Rainier and Clat sknnlo and other schools t!:ut all ESTIMATE IS EXCEEDED Men 18 to 45 Kcn'ster in ItKMinse to President's Call Answering the call cf the presi dent of the United- States, hundreds of Columbia county men presented themselves at the several registration places in the county yesterday and registered for army or government service. Reports received by Sheriff Stanwood indicate there waa little or no confusion in the registration of the men. The registration places in St. Hel ens opened promptly at seven o' clock In the morning and many men were there watting for the regis trars. The registration in Precincts 1 and 2 at 6:30 o'clock Thursday of them will compete for the liberal evening was 640 nnd more were com prizes offered. Friday Is Children's Ing In, so it was thought that at Day and of course that day will be 'least 800 would register. BIDS ON ROAD WORK ARE ALL REJECTED County Court Think IiidH Too Hlnh On Several Jobs At their session last week, the county court opened bids for work to be done In Hoad District No. 9 on the Pittsburg Bluff and on Kearns Bluff. On the first mentioned Job three bids were received. V. Ander son bid 15972. SO; O. A. Enstrom pro posed to do the work for $6876 and Trehorn and Parker tendered a bid for $5000., All of the bids were con siderably In excess of the roadmas ter's estimate and the court rejected the bids and will have the work per formed under the supervision of the road supervisor in District No. 9. On the Kearns Blurt job, which was a much smaller project, three bids were received. A. P. Wilting of fered to do the work for $1760 and C. Keasey tendered a bid of $1695 while the bid of J. W. Rose was an even $5.00 under that of Keasey. All of these bids were also rejected as the lowest was 20 per cent LETTERS FROM BOYS TO FOLKS AT HOME THEY ALL LIKE FRANCE Holiller Boys from Colombia County County Write from France Will Someone Write to This Sailor? U. S. S. Elcano, Aug. 1, '18 St. Helens Mist, St. Helens, Oregon, Dear Sirs: A shipmate of mine has told me so often of St. Helens and his home there that I decided to write to you and see If any of the St. Helens' girls would care to write to me. I was raised on my father's cattle ranch In Montana and don't get enough mail to keep mebusy answer ing It, so if any of the young ladies care to correspond with a lonesome sailor, they can be assured of an answer. I answered the President's first call for volunteers and am proud to more say that myself and both brothers than the estimate of the roadmaster This job will also be done under the supervision of Mr. Mills, road super visor of District 9, who Is rated an one of the best road builders In the county. He has been supervisor of his homed Istrlct for a number of years and the good roads In that locality show that he knows how and does build good roads. OPENING GAME WON BY ST. HELENS TEAM Score is 3 to 1 in First Game of the Championship Series he big day for the children. .How ever, Thursday's program promises to he a big day for the grown-ups. In addition to the regular program irrltiiged, the governor1 of Oregon will visit tho fair. He has assured the fair officials that he will be hore In the afternoon, not on tin official visit, but to inspect '.he fair nnd soe In Rainier and Clatskanle more registered than was anticipated and Sheriff Stanwood received a hurry-up call for ;more cards. The sheriff's estimate of the registration was 1700 but from early reports received at his office, It is quite probable that the number will exceed 2000. Several amusing Incidents took St. ; Helens. There were some who thought that being required to reg ister, mc.-.nt that they must lmmed lately enter the government service nud many excuses were put forth. The registrars were fully Informed as to the law and soon put at ease the WRINGER IS USED TO MAKE BOOZE ..i..... nt clutskanlo. was i,m,l tn the court of Judge Phillip on Friday hist, charged with a violation ,,rnhililtlon lUW. MUICOIU llliu .. n.nklni a beverage out of rhu i.ri. His systom was to run the rhubarb through the clothes wringer and extract tho juice. A liberal sup ply of sugar added to me juice gave a very strong "kick, in , niwt.il 12 percent. The evidence showed that Mnlcom hud been depos ing of hi home made beverage to the thirsty one, nnd Ju.tge ' him $300 nnd sentenced him to io dnya in jail. '.'wll'o and several children." ' The registration was handled In a.i excellent manner and Iittla or no confusion resulted. ' ' JUDGE SAXON CUPID'S FRIEND (-Ins Wallace of the YanktondlH trlct was a business visitor hT St. Holonajhursduy. He saysHo Yank- i.n Liberty Loan uorore mo . - what Columbia county Is accomplish- place at the registration places In Ing in the agricultural lines. Another great drawing card for the duy will be the oration of Hon. B. Frank Irvlno, editor of the Oregon Journal, who will deliver a patriotic 'nil tlmoly oration, dealing especial ly with the Fourth Liberty Loan. : A feature of the last duy of tho; tlmlit ones who, In most cases, had a fair will be the appearance or tnoj Homo Cur.Td battalion. Major D. O. Howard states that throe compnnlos will ho present In a large force and those interested in Beelng the home soldlors nt work, should by nil means be at the fair grounds Friday after noon. Captains of the various ctim- nnnlcs have notified tholr men to be on hand at the fair grounds promptly rt throe o'clock in the afternoon. snrrntarv Allon has Becurod the Boucher Carnival Company to fur nlsh the amusement features and the Throe DeGarros, gymnasts will also add to the amusement program. Presldeut Fullerton baa made pro vision to accomodate a number of team porn In tho fair grounds. Many conveniences ars furnished them and all that Is necessary Is for them to buy a season ticket to the fair wnlcn Is Rood for the entire three daysi The ticket costs only $1.00 and doesn't wear out until the whole show Ms over. , A Liberty Loan booth Is to be. at Hie fair and those who wibii io miy Liberty Bonds, if It Is to much trouble for them to go to the bank,' may make out their applications at the Liberty Loan booth. - . The officials of the fair have beer. working hard to make a success .of The McCormlck Shipbuilding team of the Shipbuilders' League got away to a flying start in the first game of the championship series which was played Sunday with the Foundation club. ' The score was 3 to 1 and with big Oscar H ars tad on the firing line for St. Helens, the Foundation sluggers were unable to pole out the necessary hits to take the game from St. Helens. About 150 of the St. Helens fans journeyed to the Vaughn street grounds to see the contest and the 2500 Portland fans had a hard time to make themselves heard above the din of the St. Helens contingent Foundation started the scoring In the first frame, but St. Helens came right back and in the second chased two runs across when Harstad and CartwrigUt singled in succession and scored when little Eddie Mensor poled a long safely to center. The McCormicks added another in the third when Fisher misjudged Shoot's long drive to right allowing that Gentleman to reach first safely and later to score on W. Cartwright's double. This was the last score of the game although Foundation 'threatened In the ninth but a close decision at the hom plate ended their hopes and the first game of the championship series went to St. Hel ens. A double header will be played Sunday afternoon and if St. Helens can tuck away both games It will be curtains for the Foundation club. A large crowd Is expected to go from St. Helens to witness the games. did not have to wait and be drafted. You will confer a great favor on me by publishing this, if it is not asking to much. I beg to remain. ' Respectfully yours, E. A. WARD, V. 3. S. Elcano. via San Francisco. t. ell started. insisted that he be given time to go home and dress up for the occasion, but was reminded by the more inter ested parties that they were In a hurry and even though he was dressed tn a painter's garb, if he had proper authority, he might as well proceed. So in the presence of sev eral witnesses, Judge Saxon Bpoke the solemn word which united for better or worse, Morris Alfred Chlnd lund and Blanche Scrogglns and after the ceremony was over the judge was oo excited he forgot to go back to bin painting Job, but he married the couple all the same and got by with l.ts first ceremony in first-class style, eo the witnesses say. ' Magnus Saxon, recently appointed justice of the peace, is a friend to Cupid and1 he is willing to aid love sick couples atiny time. Saturday afternoon Morris Alfred Chlnlund of Vancouver Barracks and Mtss Blanche Scrogglns of Portland came to St. HeionB and they had a mar riage license In their possession, and wer looking for a justice , of. the peace. The gentleman who has both the title of judge and mayor was easily found, for he was high up on a scaffold painting the city hall, and he was pointed out to the groom-to-be, who hailed tho judge and made the request Uiat he descend to terra ftrma and hnsten to the court house. The Judge enquired what was the j Mrs. J. S. Brown and daughters cause of the big hurry and upon be- left Thursday for Oakland, California, Old U. S. A. to Best Dr. Flynn has received the follow ing letter from Francis Clonlnger, a Columbia county boy, who is serv ing the U. S. in France: Tours, France, Aug 20th, 1918 Central Records Office. Dear Doctor: ' It has been a long time since I have seen you and I don't think that I will see you for a few months more at the least. I had a letter from moth' or Informing me that you were In St. Helens so thought .that I would write you a small letter tonight. I don't think 'that there will be any news to amount to anything only that I have a good job in general headquarters battalion; nm In the central records office. This office keeps the records of all the men in France so you can see that we have a pretty Important job on our hands here. I wish that you could see this office; it sure is immense. Some of the boys in St. Helens may remember me. If they do I hope that some of them will write a letter to me. I have been over here eight months and have seen quite a little of the country? but I haven't seen a thous and - acres that I would trade a hundred acres of American soil for. I always wanted to cross the pond once and I still want to cross it once more and that is enough. The people that go abroad to travel and spend their money don't know what they are missing when they don't travel in the U. S. A., then if they want to travel let them go abroad. This suro isn't what I would call a clean coun try. Some places are very dirty. I have seen quite a few of the coast towns and they are awful dirty. "Be It ever so humble, there is no place like home." When I get heme I am liolng to stay there for a little while anyway. Well, Doctor, I am feeling fine and dandy at the presont time. In fact I am feeling as good as I have ever felt in my life. I think that I will have to quit and go to work. Your friend, FRANCIS DEWEY COLINGER, Co. D, Hq. Bn., Q. H. Q. A. E. F. Central Records Office A. P. O. No. 717, A E. F. France. ing informed, did .not wait for - the scaffold to be lowered, but descend ed by the ropes which held the scaf fold In placei Arriving at the court house, the fudge found a pretty and this year's fair nnd from all ir.dica- blushing lndy who was ready to take Hons:; they will succeed. ' the "matrimonial tows. The judge where they will make their home. Mr Rrown will remain In St Helens until next week r.nd see to theF ship ping of his furniture and wind up business affairs. Mr. Rothwell, Mr. Brown's successor has already enter ed upon his duties In the mill office louis Mulur Sees German Prisoner Ed Lynch has received the follow ing Interesting letter from Louts Muhr, a former St. Helens boy, and now dilng his bit In France: Somewhere In France, Aug. 18, '18 Dear Friend Ed: 1 have a little spare time and will scribble you a few lines. Everything Is fine with me and hope you fellows back In St. Helens are just as well off. Today is Sunday and everything Is quiet. I went to church this morning at the Y. M. C. A. How is everything In St. Helens? I suppose the next draft will take all the young men that are fit for service. I tell you they are not very scarce ever here. I am still doing a little bo.rbering. I get one franc and 60 centimes for (Continued on last page) the county gets J fogulur gonBlon.