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When Yoa Trade at Home Yon Get Two Chances at Your Dollar. Try It 1 .a. it OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY volume XXXVII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1918 NO. 51 HUN? BOMBING PLANES . MAKE, Uf p MISERABLE DUGOUTS N DEMAND Hurt-)- itMinrtlwm Writes of Bat tle mill Narrow Kncaih- TELEPHONE HEARING SET FOR DECEMBER 13 Public Kervlre CuinnilHNlon Will Hear lteiuet for1 Kate liaise Tlio the iHimbliiK plimes of the Hutis, ""' over to drop bombs cm the IflnitX'liiK American soldiers, did thvlr Ih'Ht to Unit the advance hiu! fliuncd UlUCll inconvenience to the Ynnkv, l Indicated by the following letter received by Mrs. 1). W. Itlch orilwin., from her Hon, Hurry, who In with tht Amerloun army In Belgium. Il ; Vot tiuve not bad r letter from me ('tr number of days. Thn rer.son in, wo have been to the front, ana laknri port In another IiIk battle. !. tlmn a week ago the big drive began, unit the Yauks were In the thick of It. Wa are the first Americans to flu lit in, Belgium. From wlmt the liolxlun civilian told uh, the ticrmuns kni'W vt4 wore to stert a drive. We were not In a Ions liure an wo were at tlie battle of the Argonno. In about four dnya fighting we pushed, the li ens back about 10 miles, cap turd a large city, which was our ob jective, 'Consolidated our position, and tlmn we were rnjjeved and cel out for a runt. In those few days oiir iIMhIojI did wonderful work. ThJsn wild i't boya urn terrible wien ,thny gtft Htarted, bnd Jerry know It. The uiHUlni of tho drive It Avbb Ideal. Such W terrific bombardment cad peitect barrage- Iu tho arl? morning the .doughboys wftit over tlie top and for aevaral diiJt th In fantry tiiimed' thOHe Huns lor mllei, und mln, capturlug city after city, and ry,almlrtg for Belgium a great deal ofi territory' The Huiim had to leave hijltind a great dual of the crops Hint they had planned on for thin winter. , The eRtnbliia were still In tho grohtul. L'p here In Belgium the retrwtlng Huua have not bad time to 'destroy the cities, ao conse quently ,v have billet, and dandy ones, to )ve In. Naarly alw?yn ntruw to sleep! on, and a good roof over heed.. J . .' lUnu PeMrey , Bridges . The German, when they retreat ml, blewip the bridges, but they were easily replaced. Hut aa one The Oregon public service commis sion has sot Friday, December 13th fh the day of heirlng tho application of tho Paolflc Telephone & Telegraph company for an Increase In local ex change rat en In the Htuto of Oregon. The hec.rliiK will be at room 252 In the Court lloune In Portland lit 10 o'clock In the morning. An opportun ity will he afforded to all Interested part lea to be he:'rl. It Ih probable that Mayor Suxnn und Attorney J. V. Day will reprea ent the IntercHU of St. Helens and poHHlbly a member of the county court will ntlend. In tlilh vlclt.lty the farmer line rateg are uffected more than the bue Iih'kh or rcHldence rates and It Is mig geHted that the farmers aend a re presentative to place before the com mlHHlnn their nrlevcncoB. Tho .Mist has been informed that A. I.. Morris of Warren, would look after this 'matter for the farmers, but cannot leurn If the reuort Ih correct. y The people of Oregon centrally, increase as the phone company pro poses and It Is certain that the beaS-J lug will be attended by) many. Ijitcr It Is loarred hat tho tele phone userH of the warren nni. Ilaclielor Flat iielghborhoods will meet ut Krlckson'a hall Monday nlcht and will formulate plana to have a renresetitatlve at the hearing to treaont their grievances. SCHOOL MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT Will he ut 'lt) Hall IIoikIh to lie Votel for New HcliiMilliouHe I T- , a .... p.. it - ----- -'L1-MY. ftk ?36 tfO inn MM PLANS FOR MEMORIAL . ARE TAKING SHAPE PROPOSED NEW SCHOOLHOUSE FOR ST. HELENS Hevrral Make Contributions Towards Krcrtlon of Holdiers Monument The building, which is to be constructed of tile and fire resisting ma terial. Is to be located on the site of the old schoolhouse. The school build ing contains 13 class rooms for regular school work. On the top story three rooms on the front Hide are separated by sliding partitions, so that the rooms can he made into an assembly room with a seating capacity of 300. There are also four class rooms. On the first floor there is v. combination auditorium and gymnasium, 0x40, with a seating capacity of 600, the floor having a capacity of 400 and the gallery, 200. There are six rooms on this floor, toilet rooms, lava tories, etc. The basement will provide school supply room, shower baths, dres- I sUlg rooms, etc. Also on basement story is located the beater and fuel Jirloms. 1 ' TI.A ..Inna t. tint I, . . II I I u,Aa niwnopa hw TrtnrlallnO. f. Portland arhcltecta. They estimate the building will cost $32,500. This estimate does not include furniture and fixtures. NEW COMMERCIAL BODY LEASE IS GRANTED UNDER ORGANIZATION! CREAMERY COMPANY TRANSPORT SERYICE IS FULL OF THRILLS WILL BE A LIVE ONEFOR20 fa YEAR Itterved Kour-Koot For a Walkway PERIOD rftrip HAKItV lOCllAUI'HUJi. V. H; Army " VVIthj Amliulnnce Corps In franca " 1 ' ! 1 T . . goes to the frJLt you can h9 me clvlilann eohilAt back to tho roar. I'nrv tl(ll. I liiil! bnvfi left. It IH a Very pitiful algTit to see the old, old meu and fcjmion, walking back as fust us the cun. But they seem to be a strong omluriag people. Practical ly all tholr nfflcingliiga they Carry on lluilr backi Some ,wero fortunate enough 'to get away with a cow. and they wotild have that poor, bony old cow liitni.ri un- with a bumcss rnd drawing, a art with the bolonglngs of a fctniiy, maybe an old lady or a baby rlding Afcio you will see dogs drawing u rrtftiOBe Holgl.-.n dogs ara very lnrjte rj J husky. , lhl k-iiiinnM are Ihmtliiw Then IbpH you1 wlfl see a tiny bur ro, drawing a j?r cart an(, u huskv Italirlhn niSrl(llng. These burroa re smaller than the ones Wa don rjllliird owned. ou sor womnn nif trlrls almout frlKlltonoo to dnathi Tliey come down tho road miles un hffur, wkh tnotr snoes ami Blockings In, their hands. Perl.aps It t a matter of saving ahoa leather, mid these poor crei'tures jire neariy itarvedWhen the Germans started to retreat they Ordered that nil Bel gian men; botweea the ugea of 14 ajid ,no were togo buck to Germany to work. A,tnlmber!of them hid until tho German were gone, and then came outWf theft- hiding place when tho Yaak ;ea'm ln How happy thoy wore. bntftr in a Dltiful condition. One little pe' iai bbf told Us that the German Ij t their ahoes from them and left ' I i naWooted. , Thla la , the sigh) 1 Vherever the Gor ' mans wt t1 the field their , ahoes or . l ton. I really believe that t uo aoondr fell than . noma Belrflarl iuld take thoir boots from them,' I use we hay passed More than uhuiiI tr.tereBt Ib mani fest In the school meeting which will he held tomorrow nigh ut the city hull und a large rttendunce Is ex pected. The question of whether St. Helens shall issue $25,000 In bonds for the purpose of erectli.g a new scliootJiouHO, will be the big question at the meeting. There Is no question as to the needs of a new schoolhouse, but whether or not the taxpayers will ap nrovn of the building plans submit ted, cunuot bo ascertained. It is thought that the proposed building can be erected for $32,500. That la ih,. nrehltocta estlmrte. There is 17 nun left from the $12,000 insur once money and of cturse this would bo available for a new bcuooi nunc lug. The matter Is of vital lntorest to tho people of St. Helens and hai been the subject of much discussion, so It can be sufely presumed that some action favorable to a new building will bo taken when the meeting Is held. FATAL ACCIDEN i' ON LOGGING KUALi K. Jhiiios is Killed on Tide Creek l.oKitiiiK Coliiiumy'H Hoad K. James, aged about C3, was In stantly killed yesterday morning ai 11 o'clock when a large timber whlc: was struck by a runuwny car, wiic hurled through the air and Btruck the unfortunate man on the head. James was at work on a pile driv er. The company Is building a spur and the ntle driver was not far away from the main Una. In some manner a heavy gondola car tiroae loose ou the mnln line and came tearing down th track. A houvy timber, which w i,,,t m bn nlaced on the spur tres tle, extended a little over the rulli of the main line. Tho runaway cur struck this timber and hurled It with great forco towards jnmes. u airum i.i... ..,..1 r.i,nul Instant death, be erul other men working near him had . . wmui uufMi nntt. James, who was a widower,' has several children living in urcBon o ,i.ii.r who resides In Portland. Coroner White is endeavoring to get in communication wun mem. Twenty-Five Citizens Meet and Form TeinMirary organization . w i . . . , The most Important matter trans it la proposed to organize a com-jj acted by the clty, councli at their ses morclal body In St. Helens to loo a,nn Mnntnv ntirht w th ernntinir after the commercial Interests of the;and ggnng 0f a 20-year.leace to the city and surrounding-country, and st Helens Creamery association of moreover, it it the resolve o.r those the clty.g Iot on the 8trand. which ib 25 business men who attended the BitUated opposite the I O. O. F. meeting Tuesday afternoon, that such , building. The mayor and ono of the organization shall not die a death , C0Uncllmen suggested a walkway oi caused by Inactivity, but It will live;flve feet be exciuded from the lease, and prosper and bring new life to the but , compromise was effected on a community, i ins is m buiiuiui ui ; fOUr-foot strip and the council slgn the temporary organization of tho;e(1 tne etge and lt wng Beaied with new commercial body for St. Helens. , tlie city-8 great seal and delivered to In the circuit court room, the , presldent Tarbell of the association, meeting was called to order by D. j A letter nRd Deen (1Ie(1 by H. F. Mc C. Howard, who was chosen temper-; cormlck asking that a 12-foot walk ary chairman. Manager Scott of the.way be pr0vlded, but the letter, for phone company was named ob tem-1 gome reason. was not read until af- porary secretary. Mr. Howard called , ter the ieage had been 8igned and on Kev. A. U. Spearow to state tne, therefore, could not be given favor From the interest manifest, It seems that there will not be the slightest trouble li rr.islng suffi cient fundB through voluntary sub scriptions to erect a monument or memorial of some kind in honor of the men Of Columbia county who have given their lives in the war. The proposition has developed from a suggestion Into a sensible plan and lt is probable that In the near future a committee will be appointed to carry the plans Into execution. It is thought that a committee will be appointed and each town and com munity will have a member on such committee. This committee will meet and select a place for the memorial and the design of the memorial. The following residents of St. Helens have authorized the Mist to enter their subscriptions for the amounts set opposite their names: E. I. Ballagh $10.0C S. C. Morton 10.00 Sherman Miles 10.00 H. 8. Mason 10.00 Von A. Gray 10.00 C. L. Wheeler 5.0 Mrs. C. I. Wheeler 6.00 Several other parties have spoken to Mr. Ballagh and pledged their financial aid. Contributions are no: being called for, but anyone . who would like the privilege of contri buting to this fund, may call the Mist office or Mr. Ballagh. As soon as the committee meets, a treasurer will be appointed and lt Ib thought that every bank cashier in the county will be made an associate treasurer and will be authorized to receive sub scriptions. The Mist hopes to be able to tell its readers something more definite in the next Issue. GREAT RECORD MADE Transport Great Northern Is Fast Boat and Curries Thousands Chief Electrician Charles Heaoock, U. 8. N., who left for New York on Tuesday, to rejoin his vessel, the transport, Great Northern, has been In service on that vessel s'nee Janu ary of this year. He Joined the ves sel at Bremerton and sailed for San Francisco. At that place 450 Interned Germans were taken aboard and de livered at Charleston, South Caro lina. The vessel proceeded to New York, and soon sailed with a load of troops for Brest, France. Since that time, he has made nine round trips on the vessel or ten In all. The The Great Northern usually carrlea from 3200 to 3400 troops, but on one occasion, Just before the big drives opened up and when there was a mau rush to get the soldiers across, 3800 were taken over. The crew or tut vessel numbered 650, so the ship wa. a little floating city. Was Fastest TransKirt Mr. Heacock takes great pride 1. the fact that the Great Northern was classed the fastest transport in serv ice. The Leviathan, formerly the German liner, Vaterland, the North ern Pacific and the Great .Northern Invariably sailed together and were without convoy as none of the war ships were fast enough to keep up with them. About 600 miles from Brest, the three vessels would be met by destroyers and light cruisers and escorted through the danger zone. After discharging their passengers and taking on sick and wounded for return to the United States, the ves sels would again be escorted through the zone and then each one was left 1 re to a:et to New York by the short- POST ROAD MONEY est and quickest route. The Great FOR PITTSBURG ROAD I Northern invariably came in a lew nours aueaa. ner recuru irip nea Commissioner Weed is under the impression that some of the post road fund can be secured for the Pitts burg road, provided the business men of St. Helens and vicinity go before the state highway commission and ask for lt. Under the Bean bill, a fund Is created for "post roads or roads that may hereafter become post roads" and Mr. Weed thinks this ap plies to the Pittsburg road. An ef fort is being made to have a delega tion of citizens attend the meeting of the highway commission on the 10th. in Portland, and precent their claim. At every meeting of the commission 14 days, 4V4 hours and she beat the former German crack liner about five hours on the 3400 mile run. A Fatal Accident Early 'on the morning of October 3rd, the vessel had Its first Berious accident. It waa about three o'clock In the morning and very dark. The Leviathan was in the center of tho line, the Northern Pacific on the star board side and the Great North ern on the port side. All of a sudden a big vessel loomed out or tne aaric- purpose of the meeting, which he did. , nbIe actloni th mayor explaining that1 there is a delegation from about every He said that It was very evident St. , lt wag too late to take further ac-iBB-ttnn of li state exeent St. Hel- llelens needed some live commercial sinn The lot his a fvnntnee of R7 1 j ,,.-ii o, tr ihi, organization to take ad vantage of and j eet and the creamery building will , bacon. It la suggested that Sherman Miles head a delegation from this place and it is probable that he will arrange to have a number of St. Hel- nromote the opportunities which are be 40 (eet wde g0 ti,ey will have a knocking at the door of the city. Such vacant gtrip of 13 feet on the north development, he said, could be oc-i. -hb of th hnllitinir while McCnr- ".ompllshed only through a unify of m)cK wm have a 4-foot strip on the I ens neoDle at the meeting, to pres action and ho thought a commercial i south g)de thnt is, if he builds the I the Just claims for recognition, of the nrpanizimoii in uunmetm meu "'" floating aocK ne now nas in mma. best wav io Stan u. ... r1,i,,.b)v olnrw1 Mr. Howard called on every other .i, nru.ni nnri nil were I The ordinance providing ior tne m.-im. "..v. -. ... ., , q nt tlin rirCTHI iTlltUlTI nl r-1 l.wnni.1 in.iuni ui a -iwi Pittsburg-St. Helens road and secure state money for its building. walk org!n'ation or a commerciui tiun. n ... . Inn it In In t ll a Ho ilanHaa flf Allmn n. L. Wheeler, when cauea on, saia : uub . w- i. ...... i,tilv in f,.vnr of the or- stone ana Alien, was reau me iiuru . .i.t u Hmi and n.isRuri. The ordinance gnniznuon oi n hvb i.u.. u i """'" :",.-"-,'.,--.. , rnmnln n VB Hn R.I (1 t 16 1 fe OI tlie . 1" " "' .....i. .i aa nt oin nnnn iIib nf-1 owners do not build such sldewjllftn !.,.. ,,,,, Ton often. 130 days, the marshal shall build the the members forgot from one meet-1 same and charge the cost to the abut- Ine to another what they should aO"B imuiic.vj. i.-i -i pnd left all the work for the presl- alders tnis as equivalent o ins re dent and secretary. Mayor Saxon, ceivlng the appointment to do the A. S. Harrison, L. R. Kutnerrorov u. . . C Cassatt and others were called on When the mayor called for read and voiced about the same sentiment. Ing of ordinances, the recorder stat . .i ... . inn, ed he had a new ordinance drawn by Orgutilutlon MeetinK on loth . the attorney Mr Day claimed it was In order to get down to business, nRW ordinance, but simDlv the It was suggested that each person old ordin.nce amended. Mr. Quick present be appointed a committee of,gtated that the ordinance had been ono to see that three more people at- j brought in during that day and it was tended the next meeting, when plr.nb,a new one whereupon the attorney for a permanent organization will beigave up the argument and told the effected. Tuesday night, Decembet rec0rder to "have it his way." The 10th, was fixed as the nay nna aaio niayor made a ruling it was the same BUDGET APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL The budget, as prepured by the council, with a slight reduction in some Items, was Ttdopted at a special .i nf tiia rnuncll held Wednes- 1 1 1 . i 1 1 1 ' p. v. day night The amount for general expense is auout oou ihbhoi the previous year, though the tota. ,.,.,. nf the hudirct is about $1200 less than last year. This reduction is on account of the fact that only $1200 was set aside for interest on refunding and sewer bonds Bgnlus: $2520 tlio previous year. More interest than usual was man ifest by the taxpayers In the budget. Last year ONE LONELY TAXPAY ER appeared to take part and thir ma Iwb wore TWO. The Mis' takes lt that this increase of 100 per and the meeting will be held In thv circuit court room unless other ar mininmiinia nra made. A committee consisting of C. L. Wheeler, chairman, Magnus Saxon, W. E Lldyard, L. R. Rutherford ana A. Cnl Smith, were appointed to draft a tentative form oi program, mi wlll be submitted at the meeting am: a permanent organization effected. From the enthuiasm and unity of purpose shown, it is probable that a club will be organized which will be of much benefit to the city and lt Ib i.0.i thorn will be a large turnout of business men and those living in nearby communities who are interest ed in the growth and development of Columbia county. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS ELECT OFFICERS At their regular meeting Tuesday night, Avon, Lodge, 62. elected the following officers to serve for the ensuing term: C. C, Robert Dixon; ri u Ttncu- Pralntri. Orin ' "Bih'v'uie tax! ! Shepard m! of Work, E. Blakes.ey ; I tne uoui - ,",i M of Arms, inos. n. nuj, iv. , nfvvers of the city In municipal af- r M . E A L stone; fairs. 1 , i 'n .inhn Onvrlson: 0. O.. Jnmes ' Deputy-.nty Clerk Marie K'' m ,g0 jp" ! ' over the fie? jjst behind the YankB """- " " nrt at the sarao! H. F. McCormtcK was m roruuuu i dead FrlU without t?n ding the session of ordinance even if lt had been amend ed, and the third reading occurred. Marshal Potter is Orator The only outburst of oratory came from Marshal Potter, when he made an Impassioned plea that the license on moving picture shows be remitted for the time they were closed on ac count of the flu. The council thought lt only Just to do as Mr Potter requested and acted favorably uDon the matter, his oratorical argu ment doubtless having quite an ef fect The St. Helens Lumber company was granted permission to erect a garage at the foot of Tualltin street, with the understanding that the gar age be removed upon notice from the council. Several other matters of minor imoortance were acted upon. Bills for various suppues ana serv 'ces during the paat month were read1, approved and order paldv Bills as follows: , St. Helens Light & Power Co., for street lights. $160.70; Pacific Tele phone & Telegraph Co., fire alarm, $3.20 The Dally Kecora ADsiraci, printing notice to bidders, $2.40; H. E. Mason & Co., supplies, $1.40; Harry Lyons, painting city hall steps. $5.26; St. Helens Lumber t o., wooa and lumber, $6.40; J. L. Williams & Sons, nails for aide walk, $0.70; Library Committee, donation, $26; HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ORGANIZE GLEE CLUB VtBy Doris Bothwell, Reporter) V The" eirls of the St. Helens high school in an afte'-scbool session, met i with Mr. Spearow, Tuesday, for the purpose of organizing a girls' glee club. In his remarks upon opening the meeting, Mr. Spearow explained in detail the nature and scope of the work which would be done by the glee club. The main object, of course, would be to make a beginning in the 'devel opment of the vocal talents of the high school gt.-ls. And in order tnat this may be done la as thorough a manner as possible, Mr. spearow has arranged to test their voices so that each girl will- be allotted the part to which her voice is best adapted. The technical part of the work will be taken up at the weekly meetings. Besides this, the study of the history of music is also planned. The officers of the club ere as follows: director, Mr. A. R. Spearow; Dresldent. Miss Ethel Lynch; vice- president, Miss Florence Van Gilder; secretary, Miss Helen KlDian; treas urer, Miss Elsie Morley. sergeant-at-arms, Miss Mable Da vies; librarian, Miss Annette Payne; reporter, Miss Doris Bothwell. Much enthusiasm waa manifested at the meeting, and some good work may be expected of the club. You never can tell: Derhaps some youth ful Pattl, Tetrazzlni, or Galll-Curci may be in our midst. Let's wait and see. i i l-iv. laatfi CHARLES HEACOCK. V. 8. N. Chief Electrician, Transport , Greut Northern and find t I time attending the session ti.o Wflriner.day nnd Thursday consult ing with the shipping board. H. R. Hudson, superintendent o the Columbia County mill, was Ignor ant of the city's traffic regulations and in conseauence of such ignor ance and the further fact that he violated the ordinance, tendered $6 into the coffers of the city. The tall light on his automobile was not burn ing and he was backing ins macnine without giving notice Saturday night when Marshal Potter arrested nun Before Recorder Quick Monday af ternoon Hudson plead guilty and was fined the minimum, $5.00. W. A. Harris Is the latest St. Hel ens citizen to succumb to the auto- ness. The vessel , was manoeuvered so as to escape a collision, but was hit a glancing blow forward of the Btem. Fortunately, the big steel ribs were at this past of the vessel and this was all that saved the transport from sinking. A big hole was smash ed In the side of the vessel, and six soldiers killed and a dozen injured. Mr. Heacock said some of the dead were horribly crushed and one man had his head severed from his body. The steamer which struck the Great Northern was the British freighter, Blackburn, bound for South Amer-: lea, and she signalled that she was sinking and asked the transport to stand by, but the captain of the troopship gave orders for full speed ahead and left the sinking vessel to her fate. Nothing was ever heard of either vessel or crew and It Is sup posed all were lost. The accldeu happened close to the danger zone and lt would have been unwise to stop and give some lurking German su6 a chauce to sink the transport which on that trip had 3400 sol diers. Brest was made safely and there repairs were made. During the time the vessel was laid up, Mr. Heacock had an opportunity to visit Paris. He said it was a great citrt with many beautiful public build ings, one of the most notable be the I.p Trocadero. Will Be Hospital Ship The Great Northern is now being converted into a hospital ship. The space which was formerly the beauti ful social hall Is being remodelled and will be a hospital with accom modation for 200 hospital beds. Manv wounded have been brought .lover by the vessel. On a recent trip I there were 360, most oc tnem sui- "UW . . . . 1 1 -V. 1- t,A moblltis. He has purchased on Over- ""i Rutherford, insurance on city land tcurlng car from J. F. Doppi-, " . T T hall. $22.60; E. E. Quick, Insurance maler, local Bgent tor that popular. (Contlnuea on ia8t page) on. city hall, 170.87. . , maka of car. , r X- f ):' , fit I T u (! r it' r . - ' m. ,Co-.:.aed on pttge Hve) county court.