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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918
WHITE IS APPOINTED
ON LOCAL BOARD
SUCCEEDS A. I . BARNETT
Martin White tin linen appointed
i member of thn Columbia County
I Ural Hoard to succeed a. F. Bur
hell, who resigned. When the firm
rejlitratloii und draft were slurted,
Sheriff Stanwood, Clark Harnett and
Couuiy lleulth Officer L. G. Itos
Uera appointed by tho Provost Mar
Itlitl a tlm locul exemption board
toil tli ih bourn remained I Me same
I until tliu IhhI registration, wlian Hur
Lett, who some mouth ago entered
I employ i f '.lie St. Helens Hhlp
bulttlln k company, tendered hln
Irnlitiii.tloii to the governor. Mr.
Biriwlt In In the numliur of the 31
I lo 36 year of age, whom the gov-
hrnainnt will call upon to serve In the
Itnny, r.ml not winning to pus upon
I tli own questional ho wrote tho
Iforernor and suggested that present
I County Clerk Hunt be appointed to
hill Ilia vacancy. Mr. Harnett reeelv-
led nice letter from Governor Withy.
cumlx complimenting him on the
Itland he had taken and reluctantly
tccrptliiR hla restitution, for Harnett
tu a faithful and competent member
of Hie board. Hut Harnett' racom-
a'nilnllon a to the appointment of
"Jimmy" Hunt n Ignored and
thereby hangs a tain, and that Is the
naiun that the usually placid wutera
of Columbia' political luke have been
whipped Into the fury of an ocean and
tho wave are now dualling wildly
ijiliiHt a rock hound coast and with
the itorin only Blurted, threaten to do-
oiollih Home of the flimsy political
ttructurc which were not built to
wlthdand Much tempests.
Juit why White was appointed over
fliiat, when Hunt wus the logical
raccoiHor to Harnett Iium not been sat-'
Itfactorily explained - and Hunt's
friends are determined to ascertain
why lie has been Ignored. ' Tho Mist
loam that Governor Wllliyconine
forwarded Harnett' letter of resigna
tion, together with his recomnicuda
tlon of Hunt to tho Adjutant Gener
al offlcfi, and In turn It was for
warded to Chairman Stanwood of the
localrfioard. Chairman Stanwood took
under advisement a number of names.
but even with the great number un
der advisement, only two were'sug
leited to the adjutant gonerul's of
fice, and one of them, being tho name
of a non-resident of St. Helens, was
Unlimited, therefore White stood
alone In the field and was given the
appointment. The board, when pass
ui! on questlonalrea . meets about
ery night, and work for several
hours, so the appointment of some
one living out of St. Helens Is out of
the question, for no on could afford
the time and expense to travel many
Biles to work several hours.
It was generally circulated on the
itroets that several citizens wore In
a receptive mood as to taking up the
duties of a board member. The com
pensation Is enough to attract nioHt
ny one who can spare a few hours
wch evening. Columbia county Is in
the 2 r, (J 0 class of registrants and the
local board cun draw not to exceed
1300 per month. Of course they are
tot obliged to accept any emoluments
'roni the government, but most of the
board members In this state do, and
they are entitled to some compensa
llo. The former Columbia county
hoard, however, has an enviable re
putation and according to records in
ll'e adjutant genoral'B offlco, have
drawn u ve.-y smnll sum from the U.
8. treasury for their work, much less
"'an they were entitled to, and the
local board is held up as an example
' tho odjutunt general's offlco. How
vor, the government does allow some
conipensiitlon and there are many
ho wondor w.hy White was the only
available man to work on this board
nd draw such compensation, provld
d hn demaudB it. ,
' about evory other county, the
c'ork is a member of the board aud
Ihco Harnett was appointed when he
". dork, there Beoms to be no good
raon why hla successor as clerk, Mr.,
"'"'t, should not nave been placed
011 the board, unless It is as some of
Mr- Hunt'a friends claim, a political
(Continued on page eight)
WILL GUARD AP.atmst
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..." imjiticmns in Ht. Helena will
oo tnelr utmost to guard uitaliist .,
epidemic or Kpanlsh Influenza In the
city ii nd surrounding county, and
they advise the people to exercise the
utmost precautionary means.
lr. 1,. (I. Hons, county health of
ficer, lias received the following let
ter from Dr. Itohert K. I.. Holt, act
ing mnio health officer, us to the
l'ortlund, October 8, 1018. '
Or. I,. . Uoks,
County Health Orflcer,
Ht. Helens, Oregon.
Dear Doctor: Hy order of the
Surgeon General of the United States
I'uhllc lleulth Service, you ure direct
ed In ease of the appearance of an
outbreak of Influenza In your com
munity to discontinue all public
meetings and close all schools and
places of public amusement. Heport
Immediately any cases occurring.
I-or your Information, the follow
ing telegram has been received from
the Surgeon General:
"Public Health Service will mobil
ize with the aid of Volunteer Medical
Service Corps all outside medical aid
required in combating the present In
fluenza epidemic. The American Hed
Cross upon specific request from this
nrvlce will mobilize nursing person
nel and furnish necessary emergency
hospital supplies which cannot be ob
tained otherwise. Inform p 11 city and
county health officers la your state
that all appeals for aid must be mude
to the State Hoard of lleulth which
will muke request of the Surgeon
General of the Public Health Service
whenever locul needs require. When
ever necessary Public lleulth Service
will esttibllsh District Officers to co
operate with stuto officials and dis
tribute on medicul and nursing ser-
vlco UI PEHT I1LUE.
"U. S. Public Health Bervice."
ROBERT E. L. HOLT.
Acting State lleulth Officer.
Dr. Itoss udvisei all people with a
cough to stay away from places of
public gatherings. The Influenza, like
colds and grlppo. is spread by con
tact with someone who huo It. The
influenza' Is not necessarily danger
ous If good cure is tuken of the purty
who Is sick. Tho main trouble, us
the doctors stuto, Ih because little at
tention is paid to checking the dis
ease when It first appears.
Only one cuse lies appeared in St.
Helena, and It Is doubtful If tins is
really tho influenza. It is more prob
able that It Is a severe attack of the
grippe. There is no occasion to be
alarmed nnd mutters will proceed as
usual unless there Is an epidemic
ritlVATK JOI1X W. M'lTIXY
Co. K.i 12th Infantry
Private McCuMy, who is a son of
Mrs I V Anderson writes from
Mrs. ii. j. ia '
Camp rreinoni, taiuursw,
practicing as a Bhurpsliootor anti in
tho last practice mado nine targets
out of 10 hhota. His company expects
to soon leave for foreign Bervice.
i Private McCully likes the army
Me and says they gel plenty of good ,
-..huhniilul food and tho soldiers;
have ho kick coming.
Mrs. JunieB W. Hunt came down Freeman of Neverstil; James Uait-fi-nm
Portland Saturday evening and ens of Doer Island; Norman Merrill
spont Sunday be;e. A little later shejof Clatskanie and J. W. McMllan of
will come to St. Helens to make herj Rainier were the out of town pre
,,, Icinctmen in attendance.
I- - - w'ai.. -ILL. .
V.ir. GROUND Bl'ILDINCR
WUIi h Will be I'scM as School liuoins by 8rd, 4th, BUi, Oth and 8th Grade
TEACHERS AND SCHOLARS HAVE POOR OPPOR
TUNITY TO ACCOMPLISH WORK
The fair buildings have boen re
modeled or built over, or something
done, so the school children may use
the quarters. Thursday the eighth
gado started, in the "School Uulld
Ing." That structure has been divid
ed into four compartments of about
16x30. The eighth grade was sup
posed to occupy one of the front
rooms, but nolther of them being
ready, was put in one of the back
rooms. When the Mist man visited
the school Tlmrcday afternoon, the
teuchor was about ready to dismiss
school on account of there being no
heat. It was scheduled to. start the
sixth grade this morning, and the
rain having ceased to fall. It Is prob
able that the mud puddles and many
lagoons around the buildings have
not Increased In size, so It Is possible
that the scholars were able to ford
the "lakes" and reach the Bchool
1 It Is scheduled to start the third,
fourth and fifth grades Tuesday, but
not one of the eight rooms is com
pleted, and if school Is started, the
bdiolars will have to sit in bare and
If Spanish Influenza starts with a
cold, there is a good chance for the
starting of many cases out there at
me lair grouncis. most oi uie rooms
are only boarded up. and it seems as j
though preparations were being made
lo either plaster or paper them. If
such is the case, there will be too
much dampness in any and all of the
rooms to make it safe to use them for
several days to come. ,
If any parent has a child that is sup
posed to attend the school at the fair
grounds, the Mist would advise such
parent to make an investigation be
fore sending the little one out there.
Although Superintendent King and
hla corps of teachers have worked
ralthlully, they have not been able
nor will they be able to accomplish
the Impossible and with teachers
needed in about every town and coun
ty in the state, It would not surprise
the Mint to Bee some resignations
handed In unless something is done
and this something should be done
' The Mist man also visited the
Pledge Kf forts Toward Nicotinic Ku
lire Republican Ticket
The Columbia County Ceutrul Re
publican committee met Saturday af
ternoon at the courthouoe to perfect
an organization and make plans for
the successful waging of the campaign
behalf of republican candidates.
Glen R. MetBker was chairman and
James Galtens,' secretary.
It was the unamlnous opinion of
tho eight precinctmon present that
everything possible should be done
to elect the entire republican ticket,
' LULnal nfflna In iia
their aid towards this.
T. C. Watts of Reuben;
SI. HELENS ARE WRETCHED
school rooms of the first grade which
are in the Congregational church.
Close to sixty pupils are in the first
grade and they hare been divided In-
to two divisions. Mrs. Burnett's
division occupies the church room
proper and Miss Reed, who has
charge of about 30 of the little ones,
conducts school In the Sunday school
room. There are no desks In the room,
and the little ones when they wish to
write their exercises on elates or
paper, kneel at the little white chairs
and use them as desks. Of course,
when they are not using the chairs
for desks, they are privileged to sit
Two lavatories have been Instelled,
one for the boys and cue for the girls,
and these lavatories which are about
three feet apart are separated by a
pastboard sign taken from some past
board box and Is used as a partition.
Modesty is one of the first lessons
that should be taught, but in this
instance It Is Impossible.
The MiBt has no fault to find with
Professor King or any one of his
teachers. They are all doing the
best possible under the existing cir
cumstances, but it can be staled with
out fear of contradiction that the
scool conalUon8 RPe depiorabIe, and
,t ,g nQt pogglble for elther pup8 or
teacherl t0 accompUsh anything as
long as the conditions exist.
There should be a mass meeting of
citizens and some plan should be
worked out which will be to the in
terest of St. Helens schools. Enough
money has already been spent in
temporary additions, adltional sew
ers, new equipment, stoves, etc., to
have re-covered the old school build
ing and put In shape the seven rooms
which could have easily and quickly
ben fixed up for temporary use. It 1b
reported that the ship yard workers
were ready and willing to donate a
part of their time to fix up the old
school and it could undoubtedly have
been done for much less than the tem
porary additions and remodeling has
An investigation by any one inter
ested in the schools or who have
children will substantiate the state
ARRIVE IN ST. HELENS
Eighteen members of the Oregon
Military police, under command of
Lieut. P. A. Dixon, arrived In St.
Helens Tuesday. They are hare to
guard the property of the mill com
pany and also do guard duty at the
shipbuilding plants, and na Lieut.
Dixon expresses It, "help the local
authorities) in evory , wi)' possible
without butting into their business.
The men are a husky lot of soldiers
and undoubtedly will give excellent
They are quartered at tho St. Hel
ens hotel temporarily, but later their
headquarters will be on Sauvlea IB-
land, barracks having 'been built for
them over there. How long they
will Btay is not known, but it Is cer
tain they will be here as long as their
presence is necessary.
Sherman Miles was in Portland on
Thursday attending business matters.
HERE'S A SECRET
Itarroffo Fire has Sinister Meaning
that in Only Thinly Veiled
Why all this fUBS from the Port
land Journal concerning advertising
rates for newspapers, and the delin
quent tax publication?
Why these two measures on the
ballot at the general election, bear-
'ng the bold salutation: "Initiated
by C. S. Jackson and R. W. Hagood.'
Why Messrs. Jackson & Hagood?
for weeks Editor Jackson has
been raging over his two pet mea
sures. For weeks the editorial page
of the Journal has literally run red
with a murderous attack on two Ore
gon statutes that appear to be a
great source of worry to Messrs.
Jackson & Hagood.
One Is the existing delinquent tax
publication law. The other target for
the Journal's wrath is the existing
law fixing the rates for legal adver
Using for the state of Oregon.
Both laws have been regularly
passed by the state legislature. They
have stood the teats of time. They
were devised for public service and
have fulfilled their mission. Both
laws are patterned after similar sta
tutes in adjoining states. The rates
of publication in both laws are as
low, if not lower, than charges fixed
in nearly all of the states of the
union. No one questions the state
ment that as long as we have courts
and laws, there must be legal pub
lication; no one for a moment will
contend that a delinquent tax-payer
should not be notified of his delin
Then why the editorial barrage
each evening in the Portland Jour
Listen folks It's a secret
Once upon a time Editor Jackson
boosted for single tax In Oregon.
Once he wailed much after the fash
Ion of his present sobbing, but the
voters of the state heeded not. And
the press of Oregon poked consider
able fun at Mr. Jackson, wnlch riled
And again once upon a time Editor
Jackson awoke to find that the Mult
nomah county delinquent tax list
publication had been legally awarded
to his esteemed contemporaries. The
Oregonlan and The Evening Tele
gram. Whereupon Millionaire Jack
son again gnashed his teeth and his
And now comes the revenge. It's
to be a double-barrelled buck-shot
revenge, too, if Brother Jackson's
fheme Is carried out In accordance
with his well-laid plans. It's timed
and all planned to the minute, and
the "zero" hour is set for election
day, November 5th, 1918. It's to be a
much heralded and mighty drive on
the newspapers of Oregon, with
Messrs. Jackson & Hagood at the
head of the big push. It's advertised
almost as much as a certain other
big drive in history. It may be as dis
astrous. The voters of the state are open to
argument but they refuse to be!
coerced at Mr. Jackson's bidding,
knowing the petty spitework behind
his plans. Indications are that they
will vote a most emphatic "NO" to
each of the Jackson-Hagood mea
sures. They believe the newspapers
have a right to live; they know of
the splendid work of the Oregon
press In supporting the war activi
ties and loan drives without recom
pense; they know that publication
costs have gone skyward, and that
rates should be raised, rather than
lowered, if the newspapers of the
state are to survive. So much for
the legal rate bill.
They naturally Buspect tho attor
ney's part in the delinquent tax bill.
They know that attorneys and tax
title grabbers are close pals as a
rule, pnd they know that the scheme
Jackson & Hagood, the lawyer, pro
pose, 'would throw the delinquent
taxpayer entirely upon the mercies
of the title grabber. Jackson would
provide delinquency notice by mail.
The existing law provides the very
same thing, but goes a step further",
In the Interest of the unfortunate
owner whose proporty has become de
linquent and provides that only up
on failure of the mail notice, shall
publication be made. The voters
know that Jackson has forgotten to
mention this fact In hla arguments.
They know, too, that the present law
Is fashioned to protect the unfortun-
TEN MEN LEAVE
MORE ARE CALLED
FOP THE ARMY SERVICE
Two St. Helens Men in the Next Don.
tlngent to Leave
Under call 1379, ten men of Col
umbia county left St. Helens Thurs
day, October 3rd for Fort McDowell.
The men who were inducted Into
army service for special military ser
vice, and were sent to Fort McDowell,
California, were, Albert E. Hauke,
Quincy; Tracy A. Parcher, Rainier;
John Corovln, Tacoma; Orvllle Ma
kinster, Goble; Dennin Lee Duncan,
Warren; Peter Helkkenen, Quincy;
Mathew Klnnunen, Clatskanie; Ole
Halgren, Clatskanie; Thomas C. Ma
kinister, Goble and Hillcry F. Goyne,
The men called to report to the
local board for military duty on or
about October 15th, are:
Charles Jurma, Quincy.
Milton Toung, Rainier.
Harold P. Ross, Seattle.
Charles Osteon, Scappoose.
Frederick Morgus, St. Helens.
The alternates are:
William' Reed, Vernonla.
Chas. Lauren, Clatskanie.
Pete Olsen, Quincy.
While It has not been definitely
stated. It 1b quite sure that the men
who are called will be sent to Van
couver and from, there assigned to
various branches of work In ' the
ppruce camps of Oregon and Wash
ington or else be detailed for special
duty at Vancouver.
CIRCUIT COURT CON
., VENES OCTOBER 14
There Are Many Cases on the Trial
The fall term of the circuit court
begins on Monday, October 14th, and
there are quite a few cases to be
heard as the following docket shows:
October 14th, 1918 Demurrers,
October 15th, 1918 State of Ore
gon vs. F. F. Knight (sentence).
H. Johnson vs. Frank L. Smith and
Nellie K. Smith.
October 17th, 1918 State of Ore
gon vs. William Sempf.
October 18th, 1918 A. T. Klblan
vs. Ham Kautzman.
October 19th, 1918 State of Ore
gon vs. C. M. Biggs.
October 21st, 1918 Robert Cole
vs. M. A. Johnson, et al.
October 23rd, 1918 State of Ore
gon vs. Gordon V. Knight.
October 24 th, 1918 C. Negro et
ux, vs. James Beoletto, et al. '
October 25th, 1918 City of St.
Helens vs. Peter R. Hansen.
October 26th, 1918 State of Ore
gon vs. Charley Murphy.
The St. Helens Home Guard at
their meeting Monday night elected
two officers to fill vacancies. C. O.
Hyde was elected first lieutenant and
E. H. Scott, second lieutenant. The
vacancies were caused by the pro
motion of D. C. Howard to major and
the resignation of L. L. Baker, who
has removed to Portland. Both of
the newly elected officers have been
faithful In their attendance at the
guard meetings and were entitled to
OF HOME GUARD
The St. Helens Home Guard will
imva Rn important meeting Monday
night at 8:00 o'clock in the basement
of the courthouse. .Captain Mason
wishes that any citizen who Is in
ifavor of organizing a permanent mil
itary organization in St. Helens, be
present. There is a move on foot to
make of the guard a state organiza
tion and if this is done, the state will
furnish the necessary equipment and
,the organization will be under state
control. This is thought to be a much
better plan than having only an in
dependent home organization.
ate delinquent from the tax title
grabber and others of his type and
they will refuse point blank to sup
port Buch a scheme.
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