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BeRgadjrjojo Your Part United War Wort Campaign, November 11-18
Mff l J l i i 1 ti r l l iml r- I it 'i I Jts. a a I a li OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY VOLUME XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1918 BONDS ARE SOLD TO BUILD CITY'S DOCK MONEY SOON AVAILABLE Contract Can hn Awarded When Hlicrmun jnueaj ueu rernili All :hot now c'.ands In the way of iwnnlinff a contract to build the city dock Ik the neceaeary permit from the War Industries Hoard at Wualilng- lon, and this permit must be obtain td through the State Council of De fense. Hliormr.n Mllen, president ot the Culumbla County Unnk In Col ymbla county chairman of the de fense council, and the application to gather with the mayor'i affidavit an to the necesalty of the dock, ha been Imndnd him. The mayor and council have Baked Mr. Miles to do all In lila power to expedite the mat ter and he haa promised to do o. It li uuderMlood that he will recommend that a permit be granted, and If well la the cnae, It ahould not be nor than ten day or two week be fore the necessary pormlt comes from Washington, aa there la absolu- taly no reason why the permit should not be granted. At a apeclal meeting of the coun cil Tuesday night, an ordinance waa pnssed authorising the Issuance and ale of 16,000 of City of St. Helena Dock bunda and the bid of Morria Brother ot l'ortlnnd, bond buyera. waa accepted. Their bid waa pur and accurod Interest. The bonda are to be Issued In $200 denominations and will bear Interest at 6 per cent pnynlile eeml-anuually. It I undor- l ood that the Columbia County Bank will handle the bonda and give the citizens of St. Helena nn oppor tunity to buy aome of the gilt-edge securities of the city. Already, nev er I people have asked for an al lotment of the bond and In ah probability the $5,000 Issue will be taken before the bonda arrive. The bank will cheerfully give anyone full Information aa to the bonda, which run for 20 year or 10 years, at the option of the city. Monday night the council met In regular aesalon. After roll call and the rending of the minutes of the prevloua meeting, which were ap proved, Councilman 1'lummer re ported that Mr. Faxon waa allowing hla stock and other cattle to graze In the streets, much to the annoyance of the neighbor and waa thereby creating a nuisance. The marshat waa directed to aee thr.t the nuisance waa abated. John Cotta, who condticta the St. Helens restaurant, applied for a license. After quite a little dlscua ion the council Vtfted to grant the llcenne petitioned for by Mr. Cotla. A building permit wna given Kren Hnllodny to erect a dwelling on Lot I, Illock 61 and It waa decided that during the winter inontha the coun cil meet nt 7 o'clock Instead of o'clock, aa they now do. Several matters of minor Impor tance were disposed of before the council adjourned. WAR WORK CAMPAIGN STARTS NOVEMBER 11 County Quota In $t(,S.V Com milter Now at Work The United Wnr Work campaign to raise $170,500,000 far war acti vities, will bogln Monday, November 11th and end Monday, November 18th. Oregon's share of this amount Is 1767.250 and Columbia county must raise $10,350 ot the lutter amount. County Chairman C. L. Wheelor and Kxecutive Secretary J. H. Flynn have their committees appointed and tho work outlined and It Is their pur pose to have mnttera an well organl d that the county will go over the top In Just one day. The alogan adopted by the coun ty workers la "A Day's Wagos for the Uoya Over There More if You fan Spare It" and from asBuranccb rtelved by the officials, It aeems likely that the county will maintain Its fine record of being liberal in contributions to war work charities and activities. Dr. Flynn and Mr. Frank Gelvln, o Y. M. C. A. worker, ore now on a tour ot the county. Mr. Gelvln has been In France for two years and la In Oregon on a short visit. He ex pects to return to the war cone in a short while. Owing to the fact that all public meetings are under the ban, the com mittee will have to rely on publicity to bring the matter to the attention of the people and in this week's 1b ue of the Mist, there is a full page d. calling attention to the necessity of the great work. Mr. H. 8. Mason, of the publicity committee is respon sible for the Insertion of the ad. and the Bptrce Is paid for by a number of Patriotic people who are Interested in the work. Their names will be fven In the next issue of the Mlsi nd also full plans for the quick end successful beginning and termination of the drive here in the county. , Effie A-lnnd. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Isaacs of Houlton, Is at home for an Indefinite period, the schools In Washington having; beeu Uosed on account of the Influenza. INTEREST CENTERED IN JUDGESHIP RACE CANDIDATES ACTIVE Thro Cornered Content for Jud Attract MoHt Intercut wun election only three days umiuni, more interest is being manl feat and the candidates are becoming more active, Tiiia la eapoclaliy the ib in me juugeamp race. The can didates for that poBltloa are mak ing hard and the result la in rinuhr The Mlat haa obtained from leading urn oi several locautiea in the coun ty, their opinions as to the str.te ana county ticket, and their unbiased opinion la that McNaiy and Withy- nun ne win nave Dig majorltlee. The republicans seeking county office all will bo elected, with the possible ex ception of Mnriln White and It ap renre he will be defeated. There are mttny who clr.lm that White haa an advantage on account or his wide acquaintance gained in tho county during the 24 years he has been holding office, and that his nirny willing lieutenants throughout t no county will work to continue him In office. On the other hand, those not In favor of White say thla is no advantage, for the people are ready ror a change irom the old ring office holders. It la pointed tut that neither Fullerton or Con yen have ever held office for cny length of time. Fuller- ton having once been deputy asses sor and Conyers se-.vlng one term as county ourveysr. The fact that Ful lerton haa beer a reaident cf the county since his bl-th In 1869 on hU father's homestead ne.-r Warren, and has always taken a leading r.id active part In all matter for the commun ity welfare, schcols, churches, grang es, etc., will, of course, dr-w many voters to him. Conyers also, la well thought of throughout the entire county. He sought office once and was elected county surveyor, but 111 hoalth compelled him to give up the position. He Is prog -er.slve and en terprising and papula' In his sectlou ot the county and will draw many votes. White, while recognized as a good man end a public spirited nan, has given more of his time tc politics than either of his opponents, conse quently, he has held office more of ten and Is bettor known throughout the county. The Mist stands by its prediction that White will carry Scappoose, though It Is certain he will not re ceive the large majority he expected. Fullerton r.nd hts workers have been In this community and there la a feel ing that no one man ahould dictate the policy or politics of the com munity. Fullerton will poll a good vote and run second and Conyers third. The other predictions of the Mist still hold good, except aa to St. Hel ens and possibly Hainler. From prea ent Indications White will be very fortunate if he receives a majority here. Fullerton has been galntn; strength end mostly at the expense of White. Conyers will poll a goou vote, but It Is not expected he will carry cither of the three pfeclncts. Fullerton hns the beBt chonce to carry No. 1, White. No. 2 and No. 8 Is doubtful, with Fullerton apparently the favorite. The union men are ngnlnst White and the majority of them will support Fullerton and Conyers will receive the balance of the vote. Doer Island was otrong for White, hut Fullerton hns been campaigning in that vicinity during the past few dnvn, and the Mint predicts that White will carry the precinct. Goble, according to R. L. Kenny, is paying more attention to war work than politics. The vote will be light, but utiles Fullerton and Conyer get In some good work there. White will have a good majority. He has recent ly put In some good work there and met muny voters while the other can didates have been busy on other mat .... .n ha li'ia the advantage. White will probably carry Pres cott and other placeo where the timber and lumbering industries are located. The timber Interests were behind White in the prlmory cam paign and there is no reason to be lieve they will not back him in the an.Fnl election. The situation Is unchanged in Rain ier. White will receive a goou , but it Is hardly probable he will onv of the three DreclnctS. in the primary, White lost Apiary, the good roadB advocates In that precinct evidently not relishing his stand on good roads. Beaver Falls ena una Point both have a large number or votes but Conyers hns the advan tage unless It Is In Oak Point, White's old home. .... nint.ki.niA and the Nehalem prec Incts will go for Conyers unless the timber Interests on the Kerry road get busy and work for White In thU Svent, the result, so far as Mist prec inct is concerned, might be different from that now surmised, vis Con yers, flrnt; Fullerton, second and nr.mparUal view of the matter V . .nni indications leads many to prophesy the result as Ful lerton, first; wun e.iuor White second. However, there are three days before election, and the (Continued on page eight) q ' RIGHT WAY TO VOTE SPECIAL ROAD TAX OREGON LAW QUOTED The County Court Issues Forma i&r Proiier Procedure Knowing that many of the roao dlatrlcts In the county will vote apeclal road taxes, the county court has prepared instructions for the holding ot such meetings and the proper manner of conducting the meeting. Section 12 of Chapter 299, General Laws of Oregon, reads as follows: "Whenever three freeholder of j , , . i . . ,i uvM, uui suvu mum UVl U GUBB wild ".,rad.vdJ"?.t..ln Xh'" ,Ut".,1lL1!Mr. White, for IS years after arriv- County wherein such road district is located to call a district road meet- Ing of the legal voter, of the dls- trlct end shall state in such petition the object for which the meeting la desired, the County Court shall fix a time and place for holding .uch ; .!?.P Mei 8 " lnierwards was appointed deputy as- this act provided. - nn.,nnylll. hr.. '.'All district road meetings shall , m,nd 'fiB.lJ?hT!"d 10 ha held "lcB two-thirds of Y manner, and shall be governed by;,,,,. ,. ,AA . . u the rules ot order known a Robert's Rulea of Order.' "The meeting shall elect a chair man and a competent secretary from among their own members who shall be resident taxpayers of such roan district. Any cltlten of this state, male or female, who la 21 years of age. and has been a bona fide resident of the' district for thirty days Immediately proceeding the meeting or election, and has real property in the district, the title to which Is in his or her name, on which he or she is liable or subject to pay tax, shall be en titled to vote at any district road meeting. The resident taxpayers of any road district In any county of the state may vote an additional tax not a beautiful silk service flag con to exceed ten mills on the dollar of , talnlng four stars, waa presented to all taxable property of the road dls-; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McKle Monday trlct. if the County Court shall t'rst , night by the City of St. Helers. The approve such additional tax by in-: council in a body, headed by Mayor doraement to that effect upon the Saxon went to. the McKie residence, petition tor a road meeting to be held end In a neat and appropriate speech, for that purpose. Meetings for the , the mayor presented the flr.g, which, purpose oi voting naauionai iaxe in road districts shall be neia in me month of November. j have four boys and all of them are in Other Instructions follow as toil ho service. One is in France, an- what action the County Court shall ' take after having received the pet!-; tlon for a special road meeting. They ; shall have posted in the district j where the special meeting is to oe held, notices setting forth the time, tne a: in a ana appreciative words oi end place ot the meeting and such i the mayor and was completely sur notlces must be posted ten days prised. She prises the gift highly prior to said meeting. i end it now hangs In a consplclous If any of the freeholders In anyjP1 in the McKle tome. road districts of the county wish to I , call a meeting for the purpose of i ELECTION SUPPLIES levying a special tax, they must peti-j tlon the Court. The form ot petition , Is as follows: 8herff stanwood is very busy IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE j these days delivering election sup RTATE OF OREGON, FOR COL- plies. Ballot boxes, ballots, record UMBIA COUNTY. I books, stationery and other suppllea To the Honorable County Court of J delivered to the various the State of Oregon, tor Columbu. election boards in ample time to Pnnntv i hlTe matters in readiness for election YJ a i a t h-io.. n(l the sheriff is seeing to It that We 'iT.! uppllee are delivered on time and resident tax payers of Road Dis-;..,! orA trlct In Columbia County.,1"1 ln oraw- l0eKK!lbe'..rat,0nt.tHCr hRo0ad!ed Rnd ",ven- rdlag to law. And able body to call n District your petitioners will ever pray. I meeting of the legal votero of said r " rond district, to be held at i This petition must be signed by i in said Road District, Coun-1 at least three freeholders, but It la ty and State, the object for which; better to get 10 per cent of the vot- imeetlns Is to vote an additional tax, era or is many as posolble. not to exceed ten mills on the dol-i Ir.r on all taxable property in saia jRosd District, for road purposes; , for special meetings should be ln . that you approve such additional tax j their hands by the 8th, ln order that by Indorsement upon this petition; i they may be acted upon nt tUe No that you fix a time and place forjvember term of court. The court , holding suoh meetlno and causa will then tlx a time and place for the notice thereof to be posted, publish- holdlna of the special meetings. o 5 o e I s WHITE IN OFFICE FOR MANY YEARS FROM 1894 TO 1918 Candidate for County Judge Holds Record for Long County Service If Martin White, ' candidate for county Judge is elected and serves bis six year term, he will have establish ed a record for county office holding, both as to years served and different county positions occupied while on the county's pay-roll, and his serv ices will cover a period of approxi mately SO years. By many, thirteen Is considered un lucky, but such was not the case with ST b J? ," L?. ;,,;' .". f.0',!! "m8IhA"9l"?!5 waa elected aaaeawr Mr White sert 1 WJ , " zltZ il on, 7 i.f'?"'!??80 i ?A5e 7 ri-nf -l"0 f k. t, :". ,, ; "m" llA '"aZZ..a m.TVt7.7.- elected county Judge, be will round out a period of service to the county which no one else can lay claim to. The different offices he will have filled will be, county Judge, count) assessor, sheriff, deputy sheriff and deputy assessor (two times) and the offices he has not occupied are school . . ... pl 'k mn ' SERVICE FLAG GIVEN . PATRIOTIC PARENTS In Behalf of City Mayor Saxon Pre sents Flag to Mr. and Mrs. McKie he said "became his pleasa .t duty on behalf of the city." The McKles other In England, Miother somewhere on the Atlantic In the navy and the fourth one at tho Bremerton naval training station. Mrs. Mctvie was mucn arrectea oy BEING DELIVERED The County Court meets on Wed- nesar.y, November em, r.na petitions FRENCH GRATEFUL TO ' AMERICAN SOLDIERS 4 YEARS OF SLAVERY Warren Boy Writes of German Op pression Other Soldier News That the residents of those French towns which had been in the hands of the Germans for the past several years, were extremely grateful to the American troops who broke the Ger man lines and re-took the villages, is Indicated In a letter received by Mrs. H. M. Reynolds of Warren, from her brother, Corporal William W. Sut ton. He says: Dear Sister and Family: I will now answer your welcome letter I have Just received and let you know that I haven't kicked the bucket yet, although I have Just come out of the second big drive the Yanks pulled oft. This drive was more successful than the first one, for we had much harder positions to take here, positions that the boches have held since the war started. We .took our objectives ln less than 27 hours. I guess the old boches are kind of leary now of the Yanks. They fear us more than any troops over here because the Yanks want to win the war right away and get back to God's country. The German papers used to make fun ot the Yanks, but In one of tht papers which we got hold of. It said, "Look out for the Yanks for they are all shock and storm troops and they'll all go over the top with a smile on their faces." So you can see they are changing their tune a little. We captured a number of French towns which were occupied by the Germans. When we entered them, the French people who had been prisoners for four years, fell down on their knees, kissed the ground and cried with Joy. One old lady, with tears streaming down her face, said they had been waiting for the Yanks for the last year, and when they heard we were attacking the Ger mans, It was the happiest moment in their Uvea, for they felt Bure we would brerk the hoche Tne and re take the French towns taken years ago by. the boches. The younger women were taken along by the boches, but ps they retreated and the women couldn't keep up, they were killed. It makes n fellow feel like he has killed n nnr ke or something of that sort when he runs a hnyonet through one of those fat boches. We forgot all of cit l'ttle worries and troubles when the French people told us how they had been treated and how they had suffered, end we felt like going on ahead and just kill and burn all the boches we could find between us and Berlin. I will have a lot to tell you when I get home. You ask If I want any thing sent me. No I have all I want, not exactly all I want, but enough, besides you can't send a soldier any thing without a lot of trouble. So don't worry about me, I'll make it out until I get back and then make up for lost time. I will have to close for this time. Write soon. Your brother, CORPORAL WM. W. SUTTON, Co. E., 104 U. S. Inf. A. E. F., France. Corporcl SuUon was with the Ore gon National Guard that went to the Mexican border.- He hns been in France for almost a year. Rooelvee Officer's Commission Monday's dispatches mentioned the names of several northwest boys who had been commissioned second lieutenants. Among them was Roy Deane Laws ot St. Helens. His pro motion Is of course, very pleasing to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Laws. Roy enlisted ln the cavalry two years ago. He was sent to Honolulu. Later he was sent to Fort Leavenworth and was promoted to Bergeant, He then took an officer's training, course at Louisville and finished up his mili tary education at West Point. He has been assigned to .the artillery which is a most desirable branch of the service. It is expected that Lluet. Laws will obtain a furlough and visit the home folks here before he Is ordered to report for foreign duty. ' Joins Devil Cats John Southard left Monday night for Fort Colt, Gettysburg. He en listed in the tank service and ex pects to do his part in running over and flattening out the boches. En route to Gettysburg, John will stop at the old Southard home In Ohio and visit his grandparents for a few days. I Percy Harrison has received a let- .ter from his son. Henry Harrison, who is in the U. S. army and station ed at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu. 1 Young Harrison Bays a mail steamer had Just come in and brought tons of I mall. Some ot the soldiers, he said, received as many as 60 letters in the delayed mall and some only got one. It took three bis trucks to bring the mall from the postofflce to the bar racks. In closing, the young soldlei said he wag sending a small present (Continued on last page) ECONOMY CRY HIDES THE SINGLE TAX JACKSON'S MEASURES Voters of State Warned to Look Out for Camouflage In Measure The "economy" slogan is a splendid Idea, and the American public has taken to it as a duck takes to water. It's practical application as a win-the-war idea is a fine thing and as a developer of national thrift it can't be boaten. There is such a thing, however, as working the idea over time, and there is such a thing as us ing it, under the guise of patriotic ardor, to carry out the most diaboli cal schemes ot designing spite-workers. Thus we find Sam Jackson and the Portland Journal waging a bitter campaign against the country editors of the state of Oregon, in advocating the delinquent tax law amendment and a new legal rate law. "Economy" shouts the Journal and Its wealthy editor, and of course to bring about a real era of economy, the voting public is urged to support the two bills bearing the earmarks ot Samuel Jackson. Economy is a fine quality for the state, as well as the individual, and were Mr. Jackson's motives actuated purely from the economy viewpoint, his daily editorials might ring with sincerity. ' Look out for these laws. Editor Jackson has supported freak legisla tion before most notably when the single tax Idea was mothered by the voters of the state. The present stat utes which Mr. Jackson would place on the Oregon law bcoks, would have no more to do with an era of economy throughout the state ot Ore gon than would a bill to cut down the price of a shave. The thinking voter will give both measures a close analysis, and the thinking voter of the state will come to a conclusion on the worth of the measures about as follows: Both measures chould be vigorous ly swatted by the voters, for the very sane and simple reason that the pres ent laws, passed by the Oregon state legislature, are fulfilling their mis sion, by protecting the public from the wiles of the title grabber. Any law that is protective and is of prac tical service to the people ot the state should be let alone. To be more specific the present de linquent tax law provides for publi cation of the delinquent list but ONLY after a mail notice has been sent to the delinquent and has fail ed to fulfill its m'ssion. In other words the publication Is simply a precautionary measure to inform the delinquent who has chanced his ad dress, or who through some reason fails to get his mail notice, that his taxes are due and payable. The et fectof such a law cuts out the chances for the title grabber who hangs eround the tax colector's office from the moment the taxes become delin quent, ln an effort to line up and pick up some so-called "snap." A "snap" to the title grabber is the picking up of your property or mine, for the taxes due plus penalty and In terest. It's a great business to fol low, but just the same it is being done in every county In the state. Jackson would cut out this pub lication from the present law. Any sane voter can see the result. Let the present law stand the way it is, if you are in favor of protecting the taxpayer. The other bill is to cut down the present rate for legal advertising. At the present time the law fixes the legal rate at 5 cents per line. The Portland papers asks usually $1.00 to $1.60 per Inch for their commer cial advertising. The state law makes the rate about 45 cents per Inch. The thinking voter will decide for him self whether the rate Is exoibttant. The newspaper men have a right to live. They are doing a most merltor OU8 work in boosting bond sales and in fact every line of war activity, and have won highest praise from Presi dent Wilson for their patriotic publi city work, which by the way, is all donated to Uncle Sam. The think ing voter will concede that the country newspaperman has a right to exist. It is no time to throttle the press of Oregon or any other state. Swat the Jackson measures both of them. BANK WILL BUILD ITS OWN HOME The First National Bank has pur chased from the St. Helens Improve ment company the vacant lot next to the Rutherford block on Columbia street and will erect a 60x50 build ing. It is to be of cement and brick and one story, and the cost will be ln the neighborhood of $8000. In addition to affording quarters for the bank, provision has been made to accommodate another business en terprise. As soon as the necessary permit has been received from thw War Industries Board, work will bo started, according to A. S. Harrison, cashier of the bank, who has the matter ln charge. With the building ot this new structure Columbia street will be come the more Important as one ot the main business streets ln the city.