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tor of the Chamber of Commerce-Aid in Upbuilding the County 21 OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY ' AT TfMP YYVVIIT i - yiiumu r , ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1919 NO. 5 Mem v nOR LEADERS TELL CAUSE OF STRIKE . Lames m'cormick 1 0H- Alerting, IIm(P lfJtllT ' Tell Why Nirliie Wan Called ' The Mint nt-ranged with Mr. Carl Kutulsen, tourt roporter, to take the proceedings and the speeches at tho meeting ver tetlm. The Mist hoped to print , U full and word for word, the , rpeorlies, motions, etc., niado rt the open mooting. Unfortunate ly, Mr. Kn lid mi ii win called to Portland to ho at the bedHlde of IiIh wife who In seriously III, and therefore, the Mint Is un able to publish full and com plete proceeding. Tuesdry nlKht, purHuant to a pub llahed call, there wui an open meet-I- at tlm I.llirlv tliealm of Ilia t ft men and union lender who t why the strike had been called ft a McCormlck (St. Helena tlhip l ulng Company'! yard) and to tell v at steps had been taken toward I.. etlng a settlement' of the atrlke. Chairman U. A. Rodger, after thinking the management of the t lira for the use of the bulldlnit, I oducod It. A. Mclnnls, secretary I .' the Columbia Itlver Murtlme DIs- A Council. HIh appearance w l a signal for much applause. Mclnnls started out by roasting t'.a Mint and the editor of the Mutt for Dot quoting what he "had told the editor In tho presence of twu Witnesses," uh regarding the atrlke. l a aald he hoped the editor wai t Ye, and If he wait, that he hoped l would get Hung" riglit. .lie editor waa there and took I ta on Mclniila' Hpench. When the l lographer hand In copy It will t I published, except that portion cf it where Mclnnls Injected much profanity, notwithstanding thi f t that many ladles were In the an t ce. "Mc" used much profanity, t alngly forgetting that . ladles r present, or possibly he hoped to five special emphasis to hla re marks. - Sulwtam-e of Mclnnln' Charge - ! did not want to run the Mc C "Blok company, but wanted union V v r i : C- T 1 r I and union conditions for the ' employed. ' I existing troubles could bo set-. J Ham McCormlck would mnei . representatives of labor and dls- ' the grievances. .at the stewards and shop com- es at the McCormlck yard had 1 discharged when It wna found 1 they acted in audi capacity and is hard to get men to oct In I capacities ' at three pluln clothea dotectlvei constantly on duty at the Mc t ilck yard and union men did not I i working under lliolr aur y. nee. ' l.at McCormlck had not kept the I'a'jT'wage agreement, although he 1 1 algned It. That McCormlck. ad I .ed to him (Mclnnlt:) that he had .ed the agreement, but JUHt he ( ie the other nhlp yardmen had i led It and he (McCormlck) really v i not know what he wna signing. ' Itiat McCormlck had delayed pay 1 the retroactive puy and claimed i i Wished to hold up the checks 1 'ih were already algned until the i itor could check up the pay-roll. A , according to Mclnnls. waa not f ording to the Macy agreemont r Nr Inatructlona from the emergency 1. ' corporation. " . r Ihnt In order to obtain the beat fault k, there should be a 100 per e rt union organization at the vard. At the present time there waa 80 per oent union and 20 per cent non-union.? lie atated at the yards where ter waa 100 per cent union organi f an "everything waa fine and ly." a aald Hint the trnnhlA fMnaii. icould eaally be aettled by Mo ick mooting with the labor re. 1 titativea. i claimed that McCormlck wab wl. ag to pay retroactive pay, ac cording to the Macy agreement, on only government contracts and that Y a would not pay it on private con t cta. Ha claimed he waa fighting foi ' y union men and he ' aid stay with them, that when y went Into the atreeta, their f atopped, but hla went on just the e, and he waa going to fight the Iter to the end. That 826,00b a, members of the union, would ad behind the St. Helena men and i that they did not Buffer, iclnnls made aeveral other point remarks which were nunrtimtnil h profanity and a repetition of lormer remirKB. ' Htjick Mukca Gmm1 Hxerh 1. J. Stack, aecretnry of the Ore t Federation of Labor, made k aervattve and sensible talk. He 1 he waa not going to aay any Bg about the local situation, but rlaed the union men in ninn,l in. ;her and accomplish those things f which labor fought. Hla Bpeech a wen received and hla sensible k waa In marked contraat to the 'sponsible utterances of Mclnnla. B. H. Powers, president, of the 'itlme Council, also made a talk, aald that the atrlke at the Me Jalok yards would not end at the CITY COUNCIL HAS A SHORT SESSION hiin t 7:iW wid Clows at H:(X HuhIi HuNlnnw to Clowe When it eonie to rushing buslnesb along, the mayor Is right there. H can open and close council and trans act a vast amount of buslnnsa In the short space of half an hour. Ru quickly did he rush mutters along Monday night, that Sherman Miles, who had run all the way from the bank to the city hall, and drew up at the council room door at 8:03 o' clock, found the mayor and council gone and the'room In darkness. He came to, the Mist office to ask 11 there would be a council meeting ana waa Informed they hud met, adjourn ed and (posalbly) gone home. Sher man had some Important business so he atated, to lay before the honor able body, and next Monday he Is coming to the council chamber at 6 o'clock and bring hla supper with him so be will be sure to be there when the council meets. J. W. McDonald made a report aK to his attendance at the reconstruc tion convention. J. W. Allen re ported on the aldewalk to he built on the north aide of Mock IS ana asked that work be started Im mediately. No bldn having been re ceived on .the work, Allen was au thorized to look after the same. The ordlnunce granting J. L. Zip per? r a telephone franchise was pluc ed on Its second rending. A building permit was Issued to A. M. Holt to erect an office building. K 11. Scott, local manager of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., was present and statea that hla com pany had made arrangements so that additional phones could be installed and better service given. Several other matters of minor Im portance were acted upon and a mo tion made to adjourn. Tills was promptly seconded, and carried and the mayor declared the meeting ad journ ed. I'osslbly this waa not dill that trans pired, for the Mist'a council reporter was 4 ' minutes late In nrrivtng at tho council clirmber and the mayor might have allpped something over during the period from 7:30 to 7:34. Hla Honor waa certainly In a big harry and It was hard to ac curately catch tho Items of business as they were hurriedly read acted upon and others taken up before the first ones had hardly left the table. It was a matter of catch as catch can, and the Mist caught all it could. May be there was more, and the Mist has a suspicion that there was more, but It must have been attendee to be fore the council met. ODD FELLOWS IN STALL OFFICERS St. Helens Lodge No. 117, I. O. O. P., Installed their newly elected of-, fleers on the evening of January 11. On the same evening the presenta tion of twenty-five year veteran jewels, was made to I'ast Grands Jiinies II. Sheldon and Capt. Charles Spinner; the presentation apeoch being made by Judge William J. Kullerton, in an Impressive manner, and was responded to by the recipi ents, who expressed their gratifica tion In thus being rewarded, and honored for their faithfulness In be ing associated with an order for one fourth of the time of Its existence (the Independent Order of Odd Fol lows was Instituted April . 26th, 1819.) The officers Installed were: Noble Grand, Ira Saurer. Vice Grand Norman D. McCol luiu. Secretory Chas. W. Hlakesley. Treasurer Jouso Lansing. Warden W. I1. Howell. Conductor Grant C. Roboy. Chaplain E. A. Rosa. R. 8. N. G. Uther W. Clark. ' L. 8. N. G. Alfred C. Popeloy. R. 8. V. G. George Tilberg. L. 8. V. O. Samuel H. Ingham. R. S. S. Hluford K. Cooper. ' L. S. S. John Pethman. I. G. Frank Hill. O. Q. Wm. A. Urown. Installing Officer E. A. Ross, T). D. O. M. After the business of the lodge was ovor light refreshments were serv ed. BALLAGH RECEIVES GOOD APPOINTMENTS Edison I. Ballagh, although a Bur dlck supporter, has landed doclrablo assignments lu the Oregon legisla ture. He Is chairman of the claims committee, Is on the flshories and public lands committeos. The com mittee of which he la chairman Is a very Important one and the other two committees are regarded as among the most Important commit tees In the house. Hallagh'a friends are highly pleased that he has re ceived such favorable recognition. yardB. That every boit the MoCor ralck interests w ere operating, would be affected. That the dry docks In San Francisco and Seattle woulo reruse to dock the boats, etc., etc. The meeting waa ended by a speech from Floyd Hyde, the substance of which la given In another column of the Mist. Yankee Transport Arrives at Thia photo shows a troop ship laden with Yankees nt the pier at Vladivostok and a Red Cross ambulance being lowered over the side. The boys are on their way to hold back the Bolshevik tide from Siberia. M INNIS NOT FAIR IN PUBLIC STATEMENT MISREPRESENTS FACTS Htatemcuts Publicly Made arc Hhoirn to ie r als XI. A. Mclnnls, Decretory of the Columbia River Maritime District Council, evidently, is a reader of the Mist, for at the open labor meeting at the Liberty Theatre Tuesday night, he produced a clipping from the Mist and read It to the large au dience. The article read, which ap peared In the Issue of the Mist of January 10th, Is as follows: MUX HTKIKK AT THK HT. HKI.K.NH HIIIPVAHDH Approximately 125 men who were employed at the yard of the 8t. Helens Shipbuilding Company are out on a atrlke The strikers are men from every union represented. The Mist has endeavored to ascer tain the cause of the strike, but there are ao many conflicting stories, that It is Impossible to give an ACCURATE AND FAIR STATEMENT. The Mist Is informed that 167 men are still at work In the yard and that while conditions In every other yard were the same na prevailed In the St. Helena yard. It was the first one to have a strike. At the present time, there does not seem to be any proba bility of an Immediate settle ment of the strike or griev ances. This is the article to wbich Mr. Mclnnls took exception and berated the editor of the Mist na mls-repre-sontlng. The editor is willing to leave it to any fair-minded man or woman, If the statement above Is not fair and Just to both aides. Mr. Mc lnnla, however, sitting as the wholu iury, has declared the statement pub lished as misleading and unfair, ana thon, apparently to show hla author ity. Jumped on the editor of the Mist with both feet, and afterwards, know ing that the editor was present, did not have the manhood or fairness to call for a statement from the editor, and after the matter had been ex plained to him, evon before the meet ing adjourned, Mclnnls, while know ing that he willfully lied as to the Mist and Its editor, preferred to have hia false statement go unchallenged r.nd sink Into the minds of the people present, as the truth. Hays He Informed the Mist ' Mclnnls stated he had informed the Mist as to the cause of the strike. He told the truth, in this in stance. The editor of the Mist asked other union men as to the cause of the strike He asked H. F. McCor mlck for his side of the question, and he asked G. A. Rogers, one of the prominent union men, for a fair and impartial statement. Mr. Rod ners brought in n written statement end stated that he and Smith were the publicity committee of the union. That if the Mist would publish his remarks, then the editor could make any comment he desired. He aald that all publicity must come through his committee and that Mclnnls, or no one else, was authorized to make n statement, except through the pub licity committee. The -statement, which follows, was too long to have full apace in our laBt Issue, so we told Mr. Rodeers and Mr. Smith that It would be published In this week's C id3 XlMB STEAMER CELILO IS RAIDED JMM) Quarts of Contraband Found on Ht earner in I'ortland The steamer Celllo, which is now In port and loading a cargo of lum ber for California, waa raiHeri tiv ih. moral squad of the Portland police i eaiuraay ana 3UU quarts of liquor found. One of the waiters on the vessel waa placed under arrest and charged with being the owner of the contraband. He denies any knowl edge of It. The vessel is billed to sail Tueaday night and all of her passenger accommodations have been taken. COUNTY COURT HAS j LENGTHY SESSION , i Drawing Jury List and Appointments Keeps Court liusy j The county court adjourned Thurs ! day night after being In session for a week. The routine business of the ' court was disposed of before Judge: Fullerton took office, but right ofi way mattera. drawing of the jurv! usi, appointments, ana other matters prolonged the session four days. The court left some unfinished business and will resume their session on Tuesday, January 21st. paper. We ask all fair-minded read ers to see If the statement given in the following article froix the pub licity committee, jibes with Mclnnls' statement as to stewards end shop committees. Here's the statement given the Mist by Rodjers: UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CAR PENTERS AND JOINERS OF AMERICA Instituted August 12, 1881 Unlcn No. 1838 City, St Helens: State, Oregon. Date, Jan. 9, 1919. Labor's thoughts and principals, the result of years of study and prac tice or why the St. Helens Shipbuild ing Co., is now a member of that class of unfair employers that are today endeavoring to demonstrate to me chanlca and laborers, to whom they owe their fundamental foundation, their present existence and their rea son to believe that they are going to be able to continue business in the future; that their employes have no rights or liberties while so employed, that does not meet with the approval of the employers censor board or in some way add more to the profits ot said employer. First, we should have a review of the past for some way back. About 16 months Ago the men em ployed in the shipbuilding Industry were compelled to go on strike lu order that they rulgh"t obtain the proper consideration that they were entitled to; at that time the Mc Cormlck yard waa blessed with some men that needed no consideration except that they would. like certain people to consider -thera as martyrs to the cause of patriotism. These men were wnrkinir fnr lha same wages that they h?d been secur ing for sometime past, while every thing was going aky high, besides the extra burden ot financing the wav waa falling heavily upon their shoul ders; yet after all of their by-play and pretensions they did not hestitate to boldly atep up and hold out their hand for the first fruits of the ef forts of the men they were so bold as to ridicule and blaspheme, and are continuing to do ao to this day, wlth- (Continual) o page elgkt) Vladivostok mil DID NOT CALL YANKS INTERNATIONAL SCABS HYDE'S STATEMENT KeHrta in I'ortland Pajiers . Were False, He Htatea Floyd Hyde, who was a delegate to the recent l.ibor conference in Portland and who the Portland papers credited with saying that the "Yanks in Russia were International Scabs" denies having made such statement. He was one of the com mittee on resolutions and a resolu tion was adopted which 'was not to the liking of Mr. Hyde. He confer red with Dr. Chapman of the editor ial staff of the Oregon Journal, and Dr. Chapman advised htm to leave the resolution In, but Hyde did not agree with the Journal's editorial The statement which Hyde made to the Mist, and which was typewrit ten and approved in his presence was this: "I deny that I referred to American soldiers as 'international scabs.' What I did say, however, was that as a member of the Ameri can working class, I protested on be half of other members of our class who are fighting in the ranks of tho army against them (the soldiers) being compelled to play the roll ot International scabs in the interests of the capitalists of the world, to whose interest it is to suppress the working class revolution." If the explanation of Mr. Hyde as given above places him in a more favorable position before the public, the Mist is glad to give space to his remarks. COLUMBIA COUNTY HAS AN ENVIABLE RECORD A statement compiled by Liberty Loan headquarters in Portland shows that Columbia county has maintained its fine record in answer ing the appeal of the government to subscribe for Liberty bonds. The re port, which has just been completed and verified by headquarters, shows that the county stands third in the state ns to percentage of subscrip tions as compared with the quota. The quota was $208, SOS and the sub scriptions totalled $406,700 or 194. 6S per cent. The number of sub scribers in the county, for the Fourth loan, was 4,097 or 38.72 per cent of the estimated population. Lincoln county carried off first honors with a percentage of 640 per cent. Its quota was $70,056 and the amount subscribed was $448, 050. The number of subscribers wus 5.5S7 or 99.01 per cent of the popu lation. Curry county came second with a percentage of 249.75- per cent and a total subscription of $6S,950 as against a quota of $27,608. The per cent of population subscribing was 31.70 per cent. Robert E. Smith, executive mt.na ser for the state, In a letter te County Chairman S. C. Morton, con gratulates Columbia county on the fine record established and thanks each and every one who took part In the work and made possible the magnificent results obtained. J. W. Allen, county school super intendent, has issued a circular as to the proper method of nursing "flu" cases. Mr. Allen states that the in formation was furnished by a well known government physician and has been adopted by several state boarda ot health. la in VERDICT OF GUILTY IN KAUTZMAN CASE CASE HARD FOUGHT Columbia Herald Editor Convicted of fubitHlilng Indecent Matter The jury which waa empaneled to hear the evidence and render a true verdict In the case of the State of Oregon vs. Ham Kautzm'-.n, editor o the Columbia Herald, who wa charged with printing aad publish ing obscene and Indecent matter In the paper of which he is editor, af ter 1 hours deliberation, returned a verdict of guilt. The case was given to the Jury at 5 o'clock and they retied to the Jury room. It is atated thnt two bal lets were taken before supoer time. There were some ballots for "guilty" and some were blank. The Jury then went to supper and on the first bal- . lot taken after returning from sup per, the ballot was unanimous for "guilty." The case was called Thursday morning. The regular panel was ex hausted and U. S. DeSpaln appointed elisor to summon a special venire. After a number of the special ven ire had been examined as to their qualifications as jurymen, the court adjourned until Friday. On that day, the counsel tor the defense asked that the entire special venire be dis charged on account of the fact that ' the elisor, U. S. DeSpain, had not been sworn before summoning the Jury. They also produced an affida vit from a man named Spencer, who said that DeSpaln had told him that' he "knew better than the lawyers, how the jurymen " would stand." Judge Eakin adjourned court for several hours and then ordered Bailiff Watts to summon a new venire. He paid no, attention to the affidavit of Spencer, but granted the motion on account of the fact that DeSpain was not sworn. Court was adjourned until Monday morning. Special Venire Appears On Monday the special venlr" summoned by Bailiff Watts appe :re. in court. It took all of the da" t empanel a Jury. The state, which hac" three peremptory challenges, ' ex ercised five of them. Both the cr un eel for the state and the defense ac cepted the jury Monday, even'ng. The taking of testimony waa be tup Tuesday morning. The state ca'led several witnesses who swore ther had received KautzmaL's paper which contained the article upon which the indictment was drawn, and that they received the paper through the mail. Other Testimony Barred An effort waa made to introduce other numbers of Kantzman'a papei which contained libelous and ob scene articles. The Judge ruled against this and advised the attor neys to confine the evidence to the one paper and the one article for which Kautzman was indicted. This cut short the testimony and the dis trict attorney oe.ld the state'a case was finished. The attorneys for the defense. Roblson and U'ren, at tempted to introduce evidence as to Metsker'o conversation and dealing with parties In the attempt to buy ' the mortgage on the Herald. Also, other evidence as to the purpose Met sker had In bringing the caae before the court. This evidence waa ob- -jected to and the court sustained the objection, so the defense had no ' evidence to Introduce, having admit ted that Kautzman published the article in his p?per. Personalities are Indulged In U'ren made the recall proceeding ' against Metsker of more importance than the evidence of his client's wit nesses. In every way, he tried to be- foggle and lead away from the main issue the minds ot the jury. It was apparent that he wished them to . forget the Kautzman case and take up the recall proceedings. On several .occasions he was sharply reprimand-; ed by Judge Eakin. In the trial,' U'ren lived up to his reputation, ' however, he injected Into the argu- . ment the recall proceeding wbich ' gave Metsker an opportunity to ' answer. When he objected Judge's Eakin told him that Metsker was only answering arguments and ; statements which he had improperly . brought before the Jury. Judge's Charge Is Fair The charge ot Judge Eakin wab eminently fair. He Instructed the ;; Jury that the import of the connect- : ed words of Kautzman'a poem shoulu be taken Instead of the meaning of 1 each word, or separate word. In other words, the Jury would have , to rely upon their own ideas if the poem published and dedicated to Robert Stanfleld, was obscene and in- '' decent in Its meaning. He said that oftentimes a word, within itself, was ; meaningless, but wlien coupled with ; other words brought out a meaning ;. and an idea. Mr. U'ren objected to i practically each and every phase oi Eaktn's instructions. He waa allow- .! ed Uie exceptions. The Mist has no comment to mako on the trial except to state that i Judge Eakin was fair and impartial in. his rulings. He allowed the at-' torneys to inject and fight out mat- ' ters which had no .atanding before s (Continued on last page) ' s '' -;','. i . . '"TV"- I'"