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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA C6UNTY
VOLUME XXXVIII.
ST. HELENS, OREGON. FRIDAY. JANUARY 3. 1919
BUDGET OF EXPENSES
UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED
MEETING HARMONIOUS
All in Favor of (;xx Itoitcln and Vote
for Budget IVriwrtsI by Court
The budget meotlng was held at
the court house Saturday afternoon,
December 2X. Only twenty people
were present wheu County Judge
Morton called the meet Inn to order.
He read the budget a orenareil ti
the county court and stated that the
question of lta adoption wus up for
discussion.
After Homo preliminary sparring,
Glen Metsker moved that the budget
be adopted as read. The motion was
seconded, and then some discussion
followed. Judge Morton tlnally put
the queatlon before the meeting and
by a unanimous vote the budget was
adopted.
A resolution (which waa not
signed) was then read by County
Clerk Hunt. The resolution -waa to
the effect that the county court set
aside 60 per cent of the district road
tai for the purpose of hard-surfacing
ronda and that they buy or rent a
paving plant. Jack DeSpain was the
first one to speak on the subject.
He said that year in and year out the
county was spending money ou
patching up macadam roods and thai
in the course of a few years, the
amount expended on patching woulo
lay a considerable portion of the bard
surfaced highway. T. J. Fllppln of
Rainier, said he waa In favor of ham
surfacing, but he did not think that
all road districts were situated' an
were the 'districts In and around St.
Helena, and that hla district (No
6) waa not yet ready for such a pro
gram. Others spoke relative to the
subject, and whllo all seemed In
favor of laying hard surfaced roads,
there waa a diversion of opinion as to
whether the original allotting of 60
per cent of the road money for this
purpose was the proper thing to do
at the present time.
C. C. Caasatt, Olen R. Motsker.
commissioner Weed and others
made talks favoring permanent high
way, wora, dui inose present seemeu
to get no further toward the solution
of the matter. Finally Motsker of-
rerea an amendment, striking out
that portion of the resolution which
set aside 60 per cent for hard Bur
racea roads ana amended the
resolution to read that the mentlnu
ask the county court to purchase a
paving plant for the purpose of lav
lng hard surfaced pavement on the
road dlstrlcta which, In their opinion,
should have some hard surfaced
roads.
It waa very noticeable that Judge
elect Fullerton and Martin Whltt
conteetant for the Judgeship office,
both spoke in favor of spending
money lor roaas. Heretofore, Ful
lerton nas invariably taken a stand
for good roads, hut a low road levy.
wnne in every nuoget meeting foi
the past ten years, Martin White has
been endeavoring to beat down the
road tax levy. In this Instance ho
ever, Mr. White suggested that It
would be a good Idea for rond dis
tricts to bond themselves so that
good roads might be built. The ma
jority of the people In attendance at
the meeting were amazed at White's
stand, Inasmuch as heretofore, he
has Invariably taken an opposite
view, and even at the last budget
: meeting tried his utmost to cut the
road levy 2 mills. However, tils
suggestions had little weight with
. the meeting and the resolution, aa
amended, was adopted.
The road levy this year Is 10 mills
and means approximately $96,000
will be expended on roads in the fol
lowing districts:
Road District No. 1 ... $ 7. 204.40
Road District No. 2 ... 3,917.17
Road District No. 3... 9J48.76
Road District No. 4 ... 7,967.88
Road District No. 6 ... 10,247.97
Road District No. 7 ... 11.617.27
Road District No. 9 ... 12,662.06
Road District No. 10 . . . 2,072.77
Road District No. 11 ... 1.307,98
Road District No. 12 ... 6,644.14
Road niHtrict No. 13 . . . 37 lit
Road District No. 14 ... 4,166.61
Road District No. 16 ... 1,248.06
The balance, which amounts to
$40,978.46 goes into the General
Road Fund and will be expended on
bridges, maintenance and repairs.
The meeting was very harmonious
and it seemed that .those preseni
came to act for the good of the coun
ty, Instead of, aa has been the case
heretofore, knock down the taxea to
the expense of the county's develop
ment. The Mist la in receipt of the fol
lowing announcement which la of
interest to the contracting parties:
"Mr. and Mra. Frank Russell an
nounces the marriage of their
daughter, Mary Genevieve, to Mr.
William C. Alves, Monday, Decem
ber 30, 1918, at Portland, Oregon.
At home In Oakland, California."
The young couple have many friends
In fit. Helena who tender congratula
tion! and beat wishes.
V
1 1 ...
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
SliCUR E S QUARTERS
Itooni in Hewitt Building by
War Work Drive Taken tvr
The St. Helena Chamber of Com
merce has secured permanent quar
ters. They are located In the Ilewlti
building and In the store room for
merly occupied by the Toggery, but
more recently by the United War
Work Campaign committee. Mr.
Aldrlch, who has been chosen as
executive aecretury. will have the
room furnished and conveniences In
stalled.
It la thought that It will be pos
sible to have D. C. Howard. count
agricultural agent, move hla office
to the quarters of the Chamber of
Commerce. Mr. Howard has li his
present office, many exhibits of the
products of the county, and It Is
pointed out flint no better plnce
could be secured for their exhibit
than in the Chamber of Commerce
headquarters. It Is the Idea of thu
board of directors of the chamber
to furnish suitable and convenient
quarters so that the visitor to St.
Helens may obtain comfort and In -
urination relative 10 me county's In Columbia county. So when Sheriff
resources. The next meeting of theiStanwood Invited ua to go to Aplar
commercial body will he held on! with him, we gladly accepted the In
Wednesday, January 8lh, and by that j vltatlon. and the trip la worth while
nine, me quarters win tiave been
fully prepared for the occasion
There seems to be no doubt as tu
the success of this new commercial
body. The merchants and business 1
men are enthuiastlc over the plans
fjf Ik-m k .U,e rnH!n,Icnnc,' ofj
a, ii. i ". "'passes the schoolhouse and through
St. Helens and surrounding country. tlie north r08,,nce Dortlon of "5"
MANY GOING TO
HIGHWAY MEETING1
Columbia County Will It Well Ilr
prem'iited at Meeting
According io piuns rormuiaioo.
many Columbia county citizens will
attend the meatlng of the state high-1
.w..,,,ni.iwii hi no minium in j
Portland, January 7th. One of thu,
quHKiion neiore me commission Will
be the grading and partly paving o
.i n - - .
i.V-; n iV.V "..Trrr V.'
have received their proportion of the
highway funds and It la the purpose
ank that an epproprlntlon be made
for the work on the "wbhi side"
highway.
In many Instances, delegations
from other portions of Oregon have
appuared before the commission,
and aftor presenting their claims, !
have been given recognition, and it
Is hoped that a considerable number
from Columbia county will bo at the
meeting on the seventh. It Is under
stood that the commission plan to
do soino work, but It Is pointed out
that the larger the delegation which
attends the meeting nnd shows In
terest in Columbia county affairs,
the more likely Is Columbia to get
the appropriation to which she Is
entitled.
NEW YEAR IS
USHERED IN
Iiark of Noise Is Noticeable When
1010 I Ushered In
The old man, 1919. went out on
time and the youngster, 1919, took
his place, but so little noise or cele
bration was there In St. Helens, that
the peaceful slumbers of those who
did not watch the old year out and
the new year in, were not disturbed.
Formerly, the city and surrounding
country were awakened by the deep
toned whistle of the mill and the
ringing of the church bells. But this
year, It waa different. Bob Cole, who
usually hanga on to the, whistle cord
either forgot to pull It or did not
care about the job, and the young
sters who take much pleasure pull
ing the bell rope, forgot that there
were church bells In St. Helena.
At any rate, the New Year came in
and many watch partlea throughout
the city, witnessed the event. A few
others who stayed up for the oc
casion, beat tin pans, fired pistols
and guns, but the noise waa not so
great in volume aa on prevtoua simi
lar occasions.
The mills and shipyards closed for
the day and the mercantile oHtabllsh-
ments closed their doors. At the.
churches, appropriate New Year
services were held.
View of the Waterfront Portion of St. Helens
rim HI an asm. aaaSaissaSassSataa,,
THE APIARY SECTION
NEEDS BETTER ROADS
PIONEER SETTLEMENT
Itovrlopnirnt of Fertile Hm-tlon Re
tarded for ljuk nt Howl
The Apiary country la a fertile aec
tlon of Columbia county, but It la not
being developed because of a lack of
roada. Comparatively little progrea
has been made since the first settler,
some thirty years ago. aettled In that
section. The land Is all right, the
climate Is all right, and Apiary Is
near to market, that Is, aa the crow
files, hut a road which Is near Im
passable In the winter time and in
rough going In the summer time, pre
vents the settlers from further devel
oping their places, or making thai
development which grbd roada would
bring about.
The editor of the Mist baa often
heard of Apiary. He had a vague Idea
that It was somewhere buck nf liin.
ler and that some people lived t her.,.
land It was a settlement somewhere
for Aplnry lies In one of the iri-
tlest little valleys In Columbia coun
ty and Apiary's people are real peu-
pie, anxioua for the development ot
the entire county and the Apiary
section In particular,
Apiary la southwest of Rainier
city and leaving the highway turns
to the left. A long Dull ud a Ions hill
for about 1 V, mlloa and then you are
in tne farming section. The road Is
graded and rocked for about 3U
miles, but quite rough now on ac
count of lumber haullnir Arm ln.
In the macadam road, a nl.nU ..nn
puncheon road is encountered In
many places the plank is gone' and
punciieon missing, so traveling up
the long grade Is far from comfort-
table.
All along the road, one sees little
ranches which the plo
. T
in V;'."0,"1"""
d, hut no
Ind one of the
reds and hun
dreds of blackened stumps, and now
nnd then a cleared patch with k
modest home In the center of It. Hut
however modest and unpretentious
the home may he, It showa that some
pnoplo have faith In the agricultural
development of the county and have
taken a chance on making good, and
from all account, the farmers In this
vicinity are making good.
After Jogging for several miles
over a miserable and narrow rond,
up hill and own hill, the road leads
through a beautiful forest. It Is u
portion of the Donnon Timber com
pany's holdings and a mngnlflcom
body of timber. When the compnny
Is ready to log It, the timber wll,
come out bv railroad on tho "Big
Clntskanle River" route.
Emerging from the forest. Apiary.
or a pnrt of it. Is before you. It 1m
a beautiful valley, hemmed In by
two divides. A new and up-to-date
schoolhouse building first draws
one's attention. The schoolhouse waa
built several yeara ago and ahowa
that the people In the Apiary sec
tion, even though there be compara
tively few of them, want and wilt
have educational ' facilities. The
schoolhouse would be a credit to a
more populous settlement than
Apiary.
In the valley are many farms. The
land la rich and productive and con
slderlng the handicaps under which
the farmers have worked, they have
accomplished wonders. There Is a
postofflce In Apiary and W. A.
(Aplnry) Brown is the postmaster.
Twice every week, a mall carrier
from Rainier braves the uncertain
ties of the rond and 'delivers mall to
Apiary. There are 18 patrons of the
office, according to Postmaster
Brown.
Apiary is directly west of Ooblu
end the old road which goes by
Apiary,, makes a circle and eventual
ly nnd In a round-about way comes
hack to Oohle. This road, however,.
Is Impassable, except in the summer
time. At best, It Is only a wide trail.
The people of Apiary have long
' ' .
(Continued ok page alflitji
A V:
RED CROSS DRIVE
FOR MEMBERSHIP
COUNTY RESPONDS
Columbia. Stands Among First Cbun
Ura In Orrgon In Membomliip
Columbia county la accustomed to
doing thing iust aa thev ihould h
done, especially in war work drives
ana drive allied with war work. In
the recent drive for membership In
the county, the quota waa exceeded,
accord In c to renorta rneoWarf h i
It. Rutherford, countv chairman Th'iconduclln It, the method of feedlnc
total of members obtained through
out the county is not obtainable,
that Is. by localities, but Mr. Kuth-
errorc naa promised the Mist a de
tailed report which will appear In
the next Issue of the Mlat.
That St. Helens did remarkably
well Is Indicated by the following
report:
The following persons have col
lected and delivered to the chairman
for St. Helens, the following
amounts for membershln in the lie.l
Cross for the year 1919:
Misses Alice and Agnes Quick
A 116.00
Mesdamea Southard and
Oeorge 26.00
Mesdamea ('rouse and Alklna
25.00
16.00
19. 00
Mosdames Buck and Smith.
Mrs. Stevens
Mesdamea Bishop and Morton
21.00
Mrs. Ryan 19.00
Mrs. Richardson 6.00
Mosdames Prlngle and Dixon
22.00
Mra. Hand 4.00
Mra. Doleshul 68.00
Mrs. Ishtster 42 00
Mies E. Philip and Mrs.
Stewart 22.60
Mr. Howard 11.0t
Mrs. and Miss Hobbs si.00
Mrs. Wheoler 26.00
Mrs. Palmer and Miss Lee . . 22.00
Mrs. Lynch 10.00
Mrs. Olson j.oo
Mrs. Fairly 87,00
Mr. Puxle 97.00
Mrs. Bennett 14.00
Miss Payne , 11.00
Mrs. Kotel g.oo
Mrs. Adams . . . 7.00
Mr. Lansgln 106.00
Mr. Kaune 166.00
Mr. Muckle 10. 00
Mrs. Blackburn 28.00
Mrs. VanOrshoven S3. 00
Mrs.
I.araboe 24.00
Isaac : . . , . 12.00
Mra.
Mra.
Brlggs 21. Oo
Mr. Hlsey
1.00
2.00
A.r. Mason
Total 11020.60
RECONSTRUCTION
CONVENTION
The Reconstruction convention
will be held in Portland, January 9,
iu ano inn. The convention Is be
ing held for the purpose of bring
lng together the business and labor
Interests of Oregon and to formulate
a program for the handling of labor
and development problems during
the period of reconstruction and re
adjustment. Letters of Invlt'.tlon have been
sent to the leaders of every branch
or activity in the state. City and
county officials, members of the
legislature and Federal officials
from Washington, D. C, who are In
touch with the problems to be con
sidered, will be among those attend
ing. Industrial organisations, both
large and small will be represented,
and labor, both organised and un
organized la expected to have dele
gates In attendance and take an
active part In the discussion ot Ore
ton's vital problem.
The good old stork did not pass
St. Helen just because the New
Year was here. He paused at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Deti
nle and left with the happy parents,
twin boys. He visited the Dennle
residence just 20 minutes after the
New Year was ushered In and while
the boys, who weigh 8 pounds r.na
74 respectively, hare this 20 min
ute handicap, It Is probable they will
eatch up with the youngster of 1911.
I
WARREN DAIRY
SCHOOL SUCCESS
The two daya dairy school con
ducted by Professor K. II. Fltt ot
the O, A. C, and K. L. Westover of
the U. 8. department of agriculture
In conjunction with the O. A. C, and
under the auspice of County Ag
ricultural Agent Howard, at Warren,
was a decided and Interesting suc
cess, as it was something out of the
usual generally allowed to the farm
ers. The school waa universally at.
fT"
tenaea ty the entire dairymen of
Warren and many who are not ac
tively engaged In dairying were
present to learn from pratlce of those
and caring for dairy hoards. A test
ing demonstration and judging con.
irni was given at the home of John
Farr on Monday afternoon at which
the entire school participated. Mr.
Westover gave an Interesting talk
on his experiences of handling dairy
heards in northern Minnesota ann
spoke of the vest Improvement ol
that once barren, bleak country.
The lantern slide lecture on Mon
day evening was of exceptional Inter
eat. All the Indications of, good or
poor polnta being explained by
County Agent Howard. The dairy In
dustry waa very thoroughly exploit
ed In all lta phases. Prof. Fitts go
ing Into the results obtained at the
Corvallla O. A. C, giving In detah
all the different fecda used for ani
mals to produce food for manklno.
Mr. Westover, In summing up the
dairy cows and the profit of good
atock aald "looking after the little
details of ones business when It is
small Is one of the main factors
which aids In develooinar It in u
large and successful enterprise. This
may be applied' especially to the
dairy interests. There Is no animal
In the farm where there Is so mucu
variation In return per dollar's
worth or feed, as the dairy cow and
besldos the dairy cow Is the most
efficient animal on the farm.
"That Is, she will return a target
amount of edible food per hundred
pounds of feed eaten than any other
animal. . The dairy cow has been de
veloped from an animal that barely
produced enough milk for her calf,
until today we have several cowk
that give 30,000 pounds of milk net
yoar and all the principal dairy herds
nave cows that produce over 1000
pounds of butter per year.
"We say that a cow producing 300
pounds of butterfat per year Is more
profitable than one producing 200
pounds.. She Is if she will produce
It under the same conditions. Tests
showing tho difference In feed for
the two classes proved that the cow
glv'ng 20(r pounds was fed $6.78
lss feud per year than the one pro
ducing 300 pounds, with the same
amount of labor attached. This
shows and proves to the dairyman
that a dairy cow must be proporly
fed and tsken care of If they pro
duce results." '
The school adjourned to meet nexi
year at Warren, as it was a very suc
cessful affair.
FULLERTON TAKES
OFFICE JANUARY 6
Will Hold L'ntil Contest Ca-o Is De
rided In Courts
W. J. Fullerton, county judge
elect, will assume the riutlea nf hi
office on Monday, January 6th, and
hold the office until the courts de.
l,a.e. ttl8t ha ,s not J"lK- Judge
e-akln will hear the arguments of
White and Fullerton as to whether
or not a recount should be allowed,
in the week of January 6th. If a re
count Is ordered, it Is probable that
It will take some days to check the
1600 or more ballots which were cast
In the last election.
Judge Morton was under the Im
pression that Fullerton took office
on January 1st, but after looking up
the law, found that all elected dffl
cers take the office to which they
have been elected on the first Mou
day In January. Monday comes on
the 6th and county court met on the
first, so the outgoing Judge Is presid
ing over the business of the county
court, which la now In sesolon.
The funeral of the lnte D. A.
Beam was held at the Methodist
church Monday afternoon, Reverend
A. S. Hlsey officiating. The body was
taken to Albany, Oregon for Inter
ment, that city being deceased'b
former home. .
NO QUORUM PRESENT
NO COUNCIL MEETING
LARGE CROWD ATTENDS
Council ChamlM-r Filled With Inter,
totted Hw'UitorK, but No Meeting
One of the largest crowds that has
gathered In the city council chamber
In many a day, was there Mondsy
night to see and hear what the coun
cil would do, but they were doomed
to disappointment as Conucllman Al
len was In Salem and Councilman
Plummer was absent from the city,
so all that could be done was to sit
around and discuss matters informal-
ly- -Mi
A Distinguished Gathering
Seldom does such a distinguished
gathering honor the council by Its
presence and the mayor was visibly
affected at the Indication of Interest
in the government of the city. Out
side the railing, which separates the
honorable body from the spectators,
was a banker, a cashier of a bank, a
county judge, a county judge-elect,
a eontesant for the office of county
Judge, a vice-president of a Chamber
of Commerce, an executive secretary
of a Chamber of Commerce, a coun
ty surveyor, a learned Jurist, an ex- "
telephone magnate and extensive
wheat grower and then several
prominent business men. Inside the
railing was the official atenosranh. .
er who endeavors to keep track of
the proceedings and the district at
torney. If the council had met ana
discussed affairs of the city and act
ed upon them, they would have been
able to secure advice from every
angle, as about every occupation and
profession was represented except the
medical profession. )
Mayor Reduces Police Itm-e
Notwithstanding the fact that no
meeting waa held, some business was
done, for the Mist is Informed by
Mayor Saxon that he had dispensed
with the services of Assistant Chief
of police Blakealey. The services of
Mr. Blakesley have been satisfactory,
but as the mayor explained, no ap
propriation was made In the budge:
for two marshals and he expects the
chief, George Potter, to so am.ng.
affairs that he will do the re
work, which heretofore has lean
done by Blakesley.
; It Is probable that the council will
have a quorum next Monday nfgl t, It
being the first meeting night In thej:
New Year, and those who were dis
appointed at not hearing the pro
ceedings, wll have an opportunity
to again manifest their Interest In
civic affairs and be on hand to aid
tne council with helpful suggestions.
ACCIDENT OCCURS
ON STR. KLAMATH
An accident which terminated In
the death of the injured man, oc
curred aboard the steamer, Klamath,
on her trip from San Francisco north.
On the 26th of December at 11:30
a. m., the vessel was opposite Fori
Bragg, California, which is about 130
miles from San Francisco Captain
Jamleson sounded the signal for a
boat drill and the crew respon led to
the signal. Peter Lundqulst, a sailor,
was one of the crew to handle thi,
starboard life boat aft. The boat. In
swinging from the davit, smashed
against tho right hand of Lundqulst
and almost severed the thumb and
badly crushed the hand. The Injured
man was suffering very much, so
Captain Jamleson sent a wireless to
Fort Bragg asking that a life boat
be sent out to take the Injured man
ashore for medical attention. The
Klamath hove to, and soon the life
boat, manned by three men, came
alongside. Lundqulst waa placed in
the boat and the crew started foi
Fort Bragg, the Klamath continuing
on her way to the Columbia.
Several houra afterwards, Captain
Jamleson received a wireless from '
the McCormlck company In San
Francisco asking for full details as
to the accident and the name and
address of the Injured man. The mes
sage snld that after the life boat left
the. Klamath and just as It was near
Ing the shore. It capslxed and Lund
qulst was drowned. The drownea
man Joined the Klamath at San
l)(RKO and It waa his first trip aboard
the vessel. Before signing on the
Klamath, he sailed cm. the Wapania.
CREAMERY STOCK
HOLDERS TO MEET
The annual get-together meeting
of the stockholders of the 8t Hel
ens Co-operative Creamery associa
tion will be held on Saturday. Janu
ary 4th, at 10 o'clock a. m. The
meeting will be held In the church
parlors of the Methodist church.
Lunch will be served at noon time.
Euch year the creamery associa
tion hold a get-together meeting at
which the stockholders snd their
families meet and talk over business
affairs and have a kind of social af
fair also. The Mist has not been sup
plied with a program, but I Inform
ed that some well known speaker will
address the meeting and there will
be music and entertainment.
The association has enjoyed ft pros
perous year snd the stockholders are
well pleased with the management
of affairs.

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