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BeRgadjrjojo Your Part United War Wort Campaign, November 11-18
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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)
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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?.
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f.0',!! "m8IhA"9l"?!5
waa elected aaaeawr Mr White sert
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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.

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