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rmenian Drive Starts Monday, March 17th-CoIumbia County Quota is $2500
-x. II I V I II I r i - lyl I I t T- - f -i i ' - I. I I I - I I II m 1 I I I OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAFER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY UME XXXVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1919 ' NO. 13 ESHIP CONTEST IS STILL IN DOUBT ITE SEEMS WINNER lull III Hands of Portland AtUir- ii,.) Not Received IK're lio will lo the county Judge Ih metier of doubt, but from all filiation rocelvod by tho MIhI, It Am Ciut White ha won round i JuiIko Kuklti in lulu his doclsloa IWOOK ruiuiivo in mo nullum bi were objected to by attorneys kirli hIiIo. 1 ho 'doclsUm wum Court Reporter curl Knut- liut on account or the death ot liollinr, ho was not ahlo to typu i 't, uimI get It In the hands of nyn n m noon as was anticipated. Iim-IhIi. ii, whllo not aV'illr.blo for I'titlon, ims sullied tho mutter of o'.b? which wero luitl aside In Lorount. On good nutliorlty, tho luurnii thi'.l Whlto has won thu round. Attorney Differ. M. Idicniun, attorney for Ful- ii, claims that bin client In mill votes In the lead. Ho ndmlt howvr, tlmt lie hnil not iiKhly gone Into the doclHton red ly Judge Knkln. lie stated ho would send a copy of the in to W. II. Dlllnrd. hi obho attorney and that Dlllnrd would public the decision. At a late last nlKht, Dlllard had not re I the decision and his opinion, tfore. Is nut available. Aiior lluine, who represents White s that he him a comfortable ma- of nine votes and that lie ail- Idlnman, In order AO save r expense for hie client, to by the ruling of Judge Knkln seems punitive that White hat he contest In the very first and la niiklnK Fullerton s at- to abide by the decision of MUt Ih In r. position to elate fry few of tho ballots laid were thrown out by the Judge. I that If an 'X was not plae- ween the number of the cundl- nd the candidate's name, but on tho name line with the iin, Unit It showed the Intent voter. Such contention Jim? inly Konn to the supreme court fv hold the Maine. This rut not r.pply, If a number of In any ono precinct hiul been I tho HiuiiM, for It would np- nt such marking was for the i of Identification. nirt Ih" Art ion May Come lm event that the attorneys on side do not accept the ruling Bko Knkln ns flnnl. It will 1'Hniiry, In order to bring Intt. he Judges of election, the moh t who delivered the ballot riul witnesses to prove that the boxes produced at the ro-count lings, were the ballot boxes ere delivered to the mosr.engor polls. Bo sure Is Mr. Hume hlte tins a majority on the re tlmt ho has ndvlnod Mr. Idle- ttorney for Fullorton. not to hllerton to this expoiiHO MlHt Ih not nblo to say who My JuiIko, but from best and ormatlon obtainable. It seems rShlte is t no man. The next rill tell tho story, and tlve In ins nro that It will be a White TRACT IS LET OR SCHOOL HOUSE school board has entered In "tract with Hoover McNlll, iors, to erect the now school l he cost of the hullillnr will ho neighborhood of 138,000. intract for iilnnil.lnir Is o from the general contract, cost or the plumbing Is tn ln the estimate of 138.000. limbing mon have already work and as soon as the eating and Dl urn bin fixtures moveu, work on the conBtruc ino building will begin. Ac F to the contract, the bulld- st Do completed by 8optombor 19. In order to got the prlco miming aown to the amount funds available the school will not do somo of the work was outlined in the nlnns ot L.l.t.... f IIUHCt. PLAN NUMBERING ST. HELENS STREETS Joint Coininlttee Met'ta and Outlines l'nMT MctluMl The committee from the council met with the Chamber of Commerce committee Tuesday night and adopt ed the following plan for numbering the streets: Htreets running' east and west to bo numbered commencing at the river, ono hundred numbers to the block. In a westerly direction. It !, propgsed tlint Ht. Helens street be used as a bnso street from which streets will be numbered one hund red ,to the block consecutively, north nnd south. It Is also proposed that the Portland rond shall begin at thi, intersection of Ht. Helens street and Hummer street, and be numbered consecutively In a southwesterly direction, one hundred numbers to ench street Intersection, nnd that the Hnulton rond shall begin at the In tersection of Willamette and I'sclfu streets and be numbered consecu tively In a westerly direction one hundred numbers to each street In tersection. The Deer Iidand roaa nhnll commence at the Intersection of Hemlock street with the en'lerly line of I'nlon Snunre and be number ed consecutively In a northwesterly direction one hundred numbers to ench street Intersection. The streets shall be numbered with the even numbers on the north and. enst side and the odd numbers oi the south and west side. It Is pr- posed that the Chamber of Commerce furnish tho cltv recorder a map pre- nnred In accordance with the above described plan, and that the cltv council procure numbers to be sold to the residents. This plan was approved by the Joint committee and in all probabili ty prompt action will be taken. INCOME TAX IS DUE TOMORROW MASS MEETING CALLED FOR MONDAY NIGHT TO SELECT CANDIDATES Four Coiincilinen and Two Water Commissioners to be .Nominated Monday night there will be a mass meeting of the citizens of St. Hel ens. The meeting will be held at the city hall and Us purpose Is to nomi nate candidates for the council and water commission. Two councllmen are to be selected for the two-yeai term and two for a one-year terru. The latter are to fill unexpired terms. Ordinarily, only two councllmen or nominated at the annual caucus, but the resignation of Councilman Hum mer, who was a hold-over council man and tho expiration of the term of Councilman Chapman (who wa filling the unexpired term of I. E Ilarton, resigned) makes it necessary to nominate and elect four council men. Many are Mentioned Considerable Interest Is already manifested In the selection of coun cUmen. J. W. Allen and J. W. Mc Donald have served their full term- two years, and while neither ot the councllmen are anxious to enter the political arena, it Is understooa, from an authoritative source, that if the people of St. Helens wIhIi to con tinue them in the thankless Job of councllmen. they will serve. How ever, neither of the councllmen will make the slightest effort to secure the nomination. It Is quite probn blo that both will be nominated and re-elected as they are familiar with the affairs of the city and have giv en much time to the conduct of city affairs. Many others, also have' been men tloned as being the proper timber for the council. A. S. Harrison hns ARMENIAN DRIVE STARTS ON MONDAY COUNTY QUOTA $2500 Fred Morgus In County Chairman If there Is any one thing that JUDGE FULLERTON LIKES PIE SOCIALS lie in Always Ready to Take His Part in Hoclal Affairs W. K. Lidyard, City Chairman The drive to miso that portion of tho funds apportioned to Colum bia county us a purt or the Oregon quota for Armenian and Hyrmii re lief, begins Monday and ends Sat urday, the 22nd. Fred Moreus turn been appointed county chairman nuu I mand as a before or after-dinner Judge Fullerton prefers (next to be ing county Judge) It is to be high mogul at some social session or at some church entertainment. Thx Judge Is a fluent speaker, and at times, his oratory makes quite an imprecston una he is always In de ne la well satisried with the county ! speaker. The Judge realizes this organization. W. E. Lldyard has fact, .therefore ( when some one call charge of the work-in St. Helens ed on the phone and asked that he at and has appointed committees whom ' tend the pie social of the Congrega he feels sure will go out and ralselllonal church aid society and be tbti the $1000 which St. Helens should ! main attraction, the Judge accepted contribute to this worthy cause. the invitr.tion and told the repre- I'recluct Chairmen Appointed I sentatlve of the good ladles that he Mr. Morgus has uppointed the : would be "delighted" to attend and following to look after the work In j be the main attraction at the p?.rt their respective districts: John Mc- The Judge had been holding a very Crea, Prescott; H. V. Uelvln, Clats- busy term of court. Many matters same; a. U Morris, Warren; George i bad come up which ordinarily would NO QUORUM AT COUNCIL BUT TRANSACT BUSINESS IMPORTANT MATTERS Date of Caucus is Fixed No Repairs on Htreets make any man fatigued and make him think of home and rest. But not so the Judge. After a strenuous -toy's sessionn court, nothing, .he thought, would be -more teslful and conductive to a peaceful state of mind than to forget the responslblll- McClure, Scappoose; C. E. Clapper- ton, Deer Island; Louis Fluhrer, Mayger; J. U. Wilkerson, Vernonla, and K. D. Holbrook, Uohle. H. A. Chllds of the First National Bank has been chosen us treasurer. Mr. Morgus has sent iustructlouu to the above named Kentlemen and ties of the dlginified position -he lie feels sure that they will co-oper- holds and rest his tired brain by in ate with him in raising the quota' bulging in the social side of life, i ssigned to Columbia county. He I meeting friends, aiding in disposing feels sure that the appeal of the t the pies and showing the good starving thousands In Armenia and church ladles that he was heartily Syria will meet a hearty response''11 sympathy with church work, and that the $2500 asked for will be! Therefore, the Judge accepted the torthfomlng. cordial Invitation extended. It is impossible for the workers I Now the Judge Is not a selfish to meot everyone and Mr. Morgus! man. Of course. He does not object asks that those who do not contrl- to being the main attraction, nor bute when the solicitors call, or who i does he object to others shining ih do not have the opportunity of meet- the reflected light of his glory, lng the solicitors, send their remit- i therefore, he invited Commissioner., tances direct to Mr. Chllds. ! Harvey and Weed to be his guests the work in St. Helens, under tho at the "pie social." i also spoken of as prospective candi dates,. and the names of C. I. Suth erland. W. W. Itlakesley, Fred Wat- kins George Wilson, P. McGoorty,.th h b tilen Metske. I.. Uohohco, I). T; Ger- ,., ',,, , I 1 1 - 1 V ll U 111 U1U urn Him r.. . nuns ,. ,ii, . I lief work, and those interested In the Armenian drive hope that the coun- des, W. It. 1)111 have been brought to the attention of the voters. Mayor Not to Resign A report was in circulation thai Mayor Saxon Intended to relinquish the office of mayor. This, however. seems without foundation, r.s friends Government Will Inflict Penalty If Report Is Not Received Tomorrow, March IB, Is the lust day on which you may file your in come tax report. If you huve not a blnnk. write to Milton A. Miller. collector of Internul revenue, Port land, Oregon, giving him a tentative statement of what you think your earnings have been and enclose a iiostofflee order or bank cashiers check for ono-fourth of the tax. Ak him for an extension of 45 days In which to secure the report blnnk and file your report. For tho bene fit of thoHo who have not paid any attention to the Income tax require ments, tho Mist gives the following vnluablo Information: If single and net Income for 191S:of the mayor s.-y that he has ao in wan $1000,00 or more, you mtiHt'tentlon of resigning. Ho was elected make a return. I for a two-year term nnd, from all f single and net Income was less the balance of the term. Tho treas. urer, also, was elected for two years nnd has cerved ono year of hlB term. Tho members of the wMer bor.ro who will retire are Hohcrt Dixon, whoso term of office has explrea, and N. O. Ijirnbee, who resigned. Thoro are many who think Mr. Dix on should now take a place on the council and It is probable thnt bis name will be presented to the mass meeting. St. Helens Is entering a period or development and growth, and those Interested in the future of the city will undoubtedly see to it that capu. bla men are selected to handle the city affairs, and it Is certain there will bo a large crowd at the city hall Monday night to choose men who have at heart the Interest of the city and will work for its development. T- V, 1 HfWIi ti II D vim i fill n u nna krtf U'inlil . . make a good councilman and he. In u.n ,.. i7.B1 n i.r.. mn,mii...im.ni f.ri h. i turn, hns suggested that A. M .Holt f,. , , " .v, ., ,,. ... should be nominated and elected. Ur lho work and at th 8lllpyarQg The friends of James O Connoi , nud mlll8 Vulunteerf) have promiBed "r ,u a T " him that the work of soliciting funds and there were still other matters mile a gounclfnnn "carles b6lcarr,ed ,?ut- He Aoe not be- "to re him. Z , vt HTin! u heni.fr t T lLrtLtlrl ,to7? tlle.re 1U. be ? t.rouble '" Weed in session until almost 7:00 o'- vitation of the judge. As has been stated, the Judge bad transacted many business matters raising the quota assigned to the ; city, but nevertheless, wishes to 1m I press upon the workers the neces sity or a thorough canvass and askt hearty support has not failed ty will maiutaln its good record and subscribe promptly the $2500 asked. COUNTY COURT BUYS ANOTHER TRUCK than $1,000.00, do not make a re turn. I If married and net Income for 191 S was $2,000.00 or more, you must make a return. If married and not Incomo for 1918 wns less th:n $2,000.00, you do not need to make a return. If your not Income wns loss thnn $5000.00, take Blank 1040-A, from table. If your net Incomo wrs more thou $5,000.00 take Blank 1040 from the table. Exemptions. A ninrrled mm living with wife, or single man If head ot a family, I.) allowed $2,000.00. A single mat without dependents Is allowed $1,000.00. For onch dopondont person under eighteen youru, or mentally or phy sically dufoctlve. $200.00 Is allowed. You may deduct all huslnesa ex penses; all taxes, real and .property; r 11 luterest or indebtediieso. In the operations of the United States Expeditionary forces overseas to December 25, 1918, the total loss of animals was 42,311 which Includ ed 36,189 horsos nnd B,IZ2 muiea At their last session the county fnili-t nlneerl nn ArHnr with tha lm-t- repoi ts. expects to serve or fill ou land Motor Car Colnpany (or a 3 H ton Packard truck. This is the same type or truck that Is now used ai Clatsknnle and in the Nehnlem Val ley. The truck will be assigned to the Rainier district. The cost of the truck was $5700. After being in session for several days, the county court adjourned Monday evening. Commissioners Ilnrvey and Weed went to Rainier to attend the meoting of the Rainier Commercial Club and make an In spection of necessary road projects In the Rainier neighborhood. . DESPAIN SELLS FARM FOR SIX THOUSAND U. S. DeSpnln has sold his farm In the Bachelor Flat neighborhood to Edlln .Peterson. The considera tion was $6,000 --hich included some farming implements. There are 25 acres on the place, a modem dwelling, barn and other Improve ments. Mr. Peterson, before join ing to this neighborhood was one ot the prosperous farmers In tha Ne hnlem valley. Acting upon advice received from Washington, the Sommarstrom ship yard practically suspended opera tion the first of the week. It is ex pected that work will be resumed in the near future. Many shipyards which were working on government contracts received similar notices from the government. clock. He refused several invlta tlons for dinner, explaining that his word was good and he had promised the ladles of the Congregational church to be at their pie social. The judge loves pie, and at the thought of the many big pies which would bt spread before him, his mouth water ed. He could almost taste the best of pies made by the best of house keepers, so why shouldn't he turn down the Invitation for a restaurant dinner. The Judge Is of a sympathe tic nature and he expressed his deep est sympathy for his colleagues who were so unfortunate as to have to eat a restaurant dinner instead of partaking of the eatables at the pie social. But then, this is making the story too long. The judge waited until the appointed hour, 8 o'clock, nnd then went to the church. There he found two old acquaintances an. when he Inquired as to the plu social, he was told that no such social was contemplated. The end of the story is that someone played a mean trick on the judge and in stead of being the center of attrae tlon at a pie social and being sur rounded by an admiring throng, hw was all by himself and when he re turned down town, the dining room of his hotel was closed and all that the judge recalled as to the pie social was the mean trick played upon him and the fact that he was a hungry man for pie or most anything to eat. The judge says that the next time he accepts an invitation, such Invi tation must be In writing. But it was a dirty mean trick to play on a hungry mon. Don't you think so? Columbia county's share of tho Oregon quota in the Armenian re lief drive is $2500. The quota as signed to St. Helens is $1000. RESTING TALK ON ARMENIANS essor Cohen, who for 47 years "d in Armonla nnd Rvla. at the city hr.ll Sunday night, hurdles dlsnundnd wl'Ti their punday night services and the gallons came to hoar Prof. A .son ot Amorlc.".n nnrents "re dolnj missionary, work In e was born In tlmt desolated y. He was nnnt tn Anorlej. education and ffrarliintnri frnni I'd. Ho told hnrrnwinr tnlna of i brutality and savagery. He P oye witness to aomo of it. It ncessnry to mention the hnr- t dotalls bocanso tho citizens Melons know or have r-iad of f the frlghtfulness of the Many heard Prof Cohen and heard him wore mnrA nn. Ped ai to the nlleht nf the Proposed Livestock Exposition Building to be Built in Portland The fact that there was no quorum at the council meeting Monday night did not deter those members pres ent from transacting business. It was done, however, in an Informal way, but considerable routine mat ters were put In condition for prompt disposal. Councilman Allen and Plummer were out of town, so the time of the honorable body was tak en up discussing matters with the many who were present. Ktanwood Comes Again Not in the least disheartened by being turned down at the last meet ing. Sheriff Stanwood again made a strong plea for several loads of rock to fill the mudholes on Winter street. He said there was no excuse for not granting his request on ac count of a lack of funds, for he had been reliably Informed that the city was $10 better off financially on ac count ot fines having been paid Into the treasury by Glen Metsker and Louis La Bare, who allowed their Fords to run too fast, and he thought a portion of this $10 might be ap plied on repairing the street. He stated also, that in the city budget he noticed a $1000 Item for main tenance of streets and crossings. The mayor stated that this sum was for crossings only and that none ot the $10 could be spared, for It was his opinion that the property owners along the street should repair the street. He stated that for many months there had been a mudhole In the street leading to his house and that he had not been able to get city aid for its repair. It was suggested to Stanwood that when West street 7?8 Improved, that he might be able to get a few loads of rock. The sheriff left with the avowed deter mination of thinking up some scheme whereby he could get the mudholes filled. Would Number Houses Charles Wheeler suggested that it would be a good idea to have tin residences in St. Helens numbered. It would entail a very slight expense and be ot much benefit. As it is at the present, when one wishes to find out where someone else live3, he is directed to Lottville Railroad Addit ion or to other districts in the city, but no definate information can bo given. The mavor and council seemed in favor of the idea and will meet with a committee of the Cham ber of Commerce to .?ee what can be done in the matter. Street Improvement Is Asked Mrs. P. Dahl appeared before the council and asked that some necess ary street work be donj on Colum bia Btreet west of tho lumber com pany's office. Shq became a little excited and addressed the mayor in a mixture of Finn and Swede and talked so rapidly that his honor could not readily interpret her re quest, but Charles Wheeler came to the rescue and exp! lined to the coun cil that a peitti'jH wa now being circulated Liking for the improve ment ot vhtdi Mrs I'alil spoke Mass Meeting; March I Till The mayor fixed Monday. March 17, at 8 o'clock p. m. as the time and hour for holding the city caucus for , the purpose of nominating council men and water commissioners. The moss meeting will be hold in the city hall. The mayor thought that by holding the mass meeting at an earl date, that more time could be had for those who might wish to nomi nate independent candidates. There was a large crowd present at the meeting and there was keen dissapolnt that there could be no session. Among the notables present were; Judges Fullerton and M. F. Hnzen, Sheriff Stanwood, L. J. Van Wheeler, K. Bjorkman, M. Fresh, Charles Mc Cnuley, Guy Chapman and Mrs. Dahl. It can be readily seen that Interest in the council meetings Is steadily increasing and this fact is most gratifying to the officials as they like the citizens to attend the council meetings and hear their suggestions and remonstran ces even it they are not acted upon. The mr.yor abjourned the meet ing until 8 o'clock last night, an acc ount of the proceedings will appear in the next issue ot the Mist. tu i nmo of the Taclflo International Livestock Expo-iltior., to be held November 15-22, at Portland, is to be one of the largest and most The n0W1.,,o"' "f i.n(j ln the world. The plans contemplate n stadium. Judging rings and sections for all kinds ot stock, covering tn all eomnlete tnHtltUllOPB Ol un '" V. . . .i . . ....... ocn nnA ui Tl, r T nnt..n. seven and one-lin has Mpropnuiu - Montana. Idaho. Washington and British Columbia. retgnlUonTtv GRAND MASTER OF MASONS IN ST. HELENS haUncros Stockmon throushout the Northwest t.re now railing $250,000 for the erection ot this structure.- The Oregon Legislature I! i 125 000 for tho annual premium list of this show. The livestock exhibition is now In its ninth year and draws the breeders and Grand Master F. W. Settlomelei of the Grand Domain of masonry In Oregon was In St. Helens Wednes day night on an official visit to tho local lodge. The lodge had bees ap I rised ot his coming nnd there were some 75 members present to receive Grand Mr.ster gave a most interest ing and instructive talk on masonry and the status of tho order in Ore gon. Refreshments were served af ter the lodge meoting ended. There were many out of town masons pres ent. Mr. Settlerneler left for Rainier Thursday morning and visited with the Rainier lodge last night. fang and Syrians.