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jii't Fail To Set Your Clock Back One Hour on Sunday. March 30th, at 2 a. m.
i .. 1 OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY MH XXXVIII. PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1919 ONY PREVAILS IT COUNCIL MEETING FATHERS UNITED Take I'recoOoliifi Over el All Are Hallxf k hon hi- mill Uiislon had ni hil council mooting Monday t.-v would havit decided they k iniiitltiTH. fur '.!o mayor liirllmi'ii wore tlio poronlfi I iiilliiniiiH, mill, niipuri'iiily, iiKhl ni'.ro of tlm other fill ings than li illil of hlii own. cam' of "Mr. Mayor, whul ii ilo" iiml "will, hoy. II In hi." and thorn wasn't llsconl lo mar the harmony tliiK V bother It wr bo ll of the cotiticllmon would In' uiiil mayor wished u fc-in nil courtesy possible ilur lail lui'iil Iiikk t.t thn hotly, it din rontirll, tired of ri'Hnlvt'il to innkn th last lilnt: n iiliMiH'.ini for Ml ron i' Mint Ih uiiuhln U Ky, hut to. AIhoiisfl mill (liiHlon tn liarki'il off tli borrd rehouse for Xcw IfcM'k lliiuui Mi'Doinl.l brought uti imii in niiiming n warn thn cl:y dock rml also rush riinillloii thn approach to IIm nxpliil ii'il Dint In thn lire Hie contractor who nrt Ihi' now iirliool ImiiHii woulil tiuuniliy of mi ml, gmvel nlin .1 tln'y wInIumI to have li n tin idly dock. Ho thouRht, "lit Hi" olil public landing dime nwnv rlth. since It li'.fif iiml hn dlil not wish to illy fare a dmnago null on of damage lo life or pro oiim-innari ( luipman wn in nu ll proi'iTillii"!!. but Coun- (Allm thought It unwli-n to ii Hi'' old dock, but, upon it niy Attorney J. W. l):iv linn to fctieo o'f thn eltv' on I ho strand iiml pint notice nn fin v.ulkwnv Hi tin olil flimtlnir il r tliiMi-lj. linn Inasmuch f. Ik way Iiml stood tin whon of men wnro ilally passing nun n sunn iii noW hi iiihI up iravoi wait much llishlor first, whh In favor of allow. P'Th to ko hh tlny now nre. r t'liiiiuiian or McDonnln I'll Urn mayor mid McDon-ilii- run. or n dog trottlim bridge anil the bridge fnll i when It Mood with linn. lii"ii ilally passing over It. attorney wni called on for a mid stated that since th. I been declared nii.nf.. I. NO. 15 dly reasonable i II Mil lltlfiuft It morn :ife ns time "1 nml, thereupon, the coun 'd tn ffiirp up tlm property, "l" 'Xlilalnlnir that "It wn mi k'liiliiiii'ii," nml ontertalnlnir in from Clintiinnn I ll It t In referred to tho ilock com t'lii'iiniau bail m-ivltiuU 'I ti IiIh honor that Blum tlm I'liiK thick win roniDlclKil unit P' HO UK to lllivn n unfa I I ...... ittiiii- ' "ml walkwiiy, that lie t iiilvlsahlo to dlMConttniin IninlliiR plaro, or Hhh tho of l hf now ilock would bp d iiniii'ci'KHp.ry. N'ct I'HItloUM lraiunl,ul WIhmIit. In bldllilf nf i.iu,.x f owiifm IIvIiik (ill Noll Hill. " iiiiiiion for Htroot Im- 'I'ho projunt cnllH for "R llt. Mroot from Ht. "".!' ''ns''"l,u ,,,r,,,,t 'mip tlm I .HI fi'l't HOIllll i t II, ll.,. "f Tiialllln mront A I mi ll.n n "f cttnii of Oak anil '""I Tiialllln HtrootH. A '"V "'I of tin Intoreatod pro- W'TM had HllMloll I tin nnll. c'niiicll oriliirt'd tlm iiuiuit r" which will lirln il.a ....... imnrovonioiit P"t Hlmifc wintor Btrot. tho P'Kht ( wna nnn. a I" "'lirovcinont. A majority "M'i'ity ownora potltlonod for iriivi'lliml Kllllll.llmn "iRtit lit tho Inat nlKht on u",,l!""H,r"n0B '"ny " fllwl. M' iiiilcy, ono of thoHO In. ' -ii llio Improvomont, dirt "i.iuiy in tho mayor'. Btr.t- '"uiii no Hon why tho 1m- " "iitiiim no dnlnyoil, ow Uf .rni VunU Mi'dtuloy of tho fire ilopart- ri'ciiiiiiiiii.iiHiiff ..n,n. ..... "Hvil 111 , fl. J.., t , ,, , ""JIUI I llllll, J I that rvvlao,l Hat of fire '"'Ih Iio mado. Thoro wr "'w "MIOR which Bliould bo " Ii" proaont nyHtoni. bo anld, IllHO KIIKiri'Hinil r.11..,. I.I . "f" for thn bottnrmont of tho ... .i .incii Ravo him nu- " KO a lO'llt Itrlll, ,. ,. "mi iiiu worn Nl'T Rlin ,,roitnt(,(t ,n. i "'.nil Huld that at tho "U1K II COIIinloto rnnnM !tl!!,.i,"':l" "l0 f"'nclal af Hi" idty, W()U(1 ,, prc.(,nt(1 " ',r 170 ,from Mutt O'Oon- "ov.'d nnd ii .warrant ordered SUSPECT ARRESTED THEN RELEASED Nliorlff kic, lu.at hi. I, bo Think In Mliili'ii Crnpfrly Tunmtay Hhorlff Ktunwood arrmit fd a man by tho nauio of id-rt Krazor and held him for awhlln v a huhiIc Ioiim tliiiracliT. Hovoral dayH iiko tho aborlff wan notlfloil that a null um "oai. nun boon loft -I on r tho Col uinlila Contract quarry. It had I iimto ior Movorai Huvh and tlioro- roro tin Hhorlff mado an InveHllica tlon. I(h found a Hiiwoil-ofr hIioI Kun mid (iiltn a llttlo aiiimiinliloii Ilo kopt H watch on tlm boat and whon Kranor appi.rcd to trko ch irico of It, bo wan arroHtcd. () cl:i! noil that ho know I'othlim about tho nun tyid ammunition In tho bout; tint ho hr.d Hocurod tho boat r-oin n man IIP moil Koiinoily, who, tin c'i'tod. had uhoiI bin (Knulcr'H) aulouiobllo for ovorul day mid wrecked It r.nd that to make iiiut'.om Mipinro, Kennedy had itold hi in tli boat mid etiiip nient for $125. Whon "kod mi to when thn trmiHarllon took nlaco. ho Haiti tbout a wook rr.o. but ko-tcIi (if tho nrlp which Krnxlor had In hid poKocioilon, rovnlod a bill of hpIo for tho bort mid It w:ii dated on Mirch 25. In the itrlp. -Iho, wo -o furior oim potitlona unklnrr for aid and in tho petition Frnier Htntod he him boon polHonotl In a copper rinoltor and r.i nnklr'K nld ho he rould no cure modlc.il t.-ev merit. The Hhorlff tried to find out more about thn man, but he whh noi-retiinil,lnl. He wen held until Wei'neiday riornlnn aid then relefHi'd, Ihi the Hherl'f hep; thn bic.t unil li t.-ylnR to locate :lie owner and hn bclleveH It w:i h'i len from Home Columbia river flHher iiiaii. The boat Ih z. 2 8 -foot, rebi'llt fl di Inic bort, double emlo-, pnlnled rreon nml equipped vlt'i r. hIx h.irHe fower, Mi torco crurl-io No. 8.12, and Mr. Stanwood would bo rlatl to de liver 11 to It.i owner w'le'i proper proof of ownership In mado. A Farm Scene Near Warren Ii.... in i irf i .1 ,'.....'.:.?: L- WARREN GRANGERS ARE HOSTS 10 HUNDREDS OF THEIR FRIENDS uiu-iuubuiLK MtliilNG IS HUGE SUCCESS FINE PROGRAM AND ENTERTAINMENT -A Il occurred almost a week bko. In' lug and what It wauld do In that re fact, It wuh Saturday night. March Kard- Mr!- H. Met!(er favored 22nd. Wo are mentioning the date llie ?l"1",,lce a solo end re- St. HelenH and all that conntrv that ,, 1 ,i " ueieT, m' d8 on lntereat IIoh within u r.i.iii.u r i e ...n , K '!"k on work wllc i w.'.a neces. Wurreii. The IIk tlilim to which ,J ?"r?r. t'0!"'"'.''11 county in order that GRAND LODGE OFFICERS AT PYTHIAN MEETING IrfMitl NhIko I'liilertiilim lnny Vll tern nml ;imI Time In Hail Tuesday nluht, Avon LihIko, KnlghtH of I'ythiiiH, was host to u nilinber of visiting brothers. It was the occasion of Iho annual visit ot the grunt! lodge officers. Nino auto mobile brought Home 4,1 good Pylli Iiiiih from Portland nnd thoro were more than fiO ineiiihers of the local lodge to receive them. VIhIiIiik brothers from Itaililer, Door Islaiul. ScappooHO and ttldgefield were also thore. Leslie Crouch, puh( grund chan cellor of the I'ylbli'.n lodge In Ore gon, whh the principal speaker of thn evening Ilo whh followed by visiting brothers nnd members of tin local bulge. At tho conclusion of tho prognmi the 1 t Ii in ii Sisters served a magni ficent lunch, which whh much en Joyed by tho 100 hungry i'ythians proHent. In the I'ortland delegation were a number of member of the 1). (). K. K. Tho order, which Ih roinieetui with thn K. of I'., propose to Initiate n das tn St. Helen. There were a dozen nppllnintH from St. Helens and a few more from Itulnier and other place, ho It I probable tliu1 some tlmn In May a large class wll' bo Initiated Into tho crets of tlih branch of Py thhitilr.in. ARMENIAN DRIVE REACHES GOAL leotl, 'ii Officers Apimlntert Chairman Morgiis Hays l ull (Junta Will be Obtiilneil Report which have peached Kred Morgus, county chairman of the Ar menian Drive, lend lilm to believe that Columbia county will again go over tho top. While final roporto have not been received from Senp pooHO, Itulnier and Clatsk.inlo, the campaign mnnagera at those places have Informed Mr. Morcim that the results bo fur obtained have been most Hiitlnfiictory. In St. HelenH, the quota hn been reached, but Homo of tho willing workora who had not called on ouch of tho realdenta of their roHooctlvo dlHtrlct. are t 111 nt work and It Ih more than llkol that the quota of $1000 allotted to St. Helen, will bo over Hiibscrlbed." Wurren. according to Mr. Morgus. li!H done exceedingly well. Tho final roport from till district ha not been recolved, but It Ih known that the full quota ha boon subscribed. The cani- usilisn worker have not let up n. tholr efforts, nnd Mr. Morgua reel? Riiro tliut tho county quota of 12500 will bo moro than subscribed, lie ba promlHod to furnish tho Mist n IIhI of the gubHcrllier in enen ins tilct In tho county nnd when IIiIh 1st Ih furnlHhed tho Mist will he glail to print It. I r. Judges nnd clerk of tho coming! election: Ward No. 2 (lloulton) Judgos: A. t'rlpo nnd Ham Knuta i men; clerks: Wllllum McTaggert nml Mrs. N. O. I.nri'.hoo. Ward No. I, Judges: 8. K. t'oopor and t'hns.j I4 tin iii nunn rlnrka: Mrs. Kllft; ri rer was the open meeting or His Warren tlrango. They had invited tue St. Helens Chamber of I niii . 'uerce and their friends and the'r neighboring granger, mid, wo ho liee they all came, for tho h-j!l wus crowded and those who waited just a ll'.tli) too late, were not uble to gain admission to tlio large hall. Thore was more than 350 people In the hall, mid easily 100 more who wished to get in, but could not. Kong before the hour scheduled for the program, the hall wa packed ami w hen A. I.. Morris, master of the Warnn Grange and chairman fo the evening' entertainment, called the ni.H'tlng to order, there was not n vuc::nt seat In tho hall. Mr. .Morris, In his welcome to the peop present, mild that Warren wanted to give the right kind of wel come lo the St. Helens Chamber of Commerce ami the crowd present showed (hut Wurren had done what It wanted to do. He said that the good people of that neighborhood wanted to work with St. Helens In tiiiyth:ng which was for the benefit of the community and that tho St. Helens Chamber of Commerce could always rely upon the public spirited citizens of Warren for support In liny iiiouHtiru which was for the good of Columbia county He then Introduced the Orpheus I lull, which gave a selection, and sn well did I hey please the large audience that they were forced to res.mnd to an encore. S. C. Moit jn : the I'.nA speak er of the evening. He gave n short tr.Ik on what the St. Helens Cham ber of Commerce wanted to do p.nd would da for the farmers He urged co-operntlnn on all work which would bo of benefit to Columbia county. Miss l.i'iira Karr favored the uu dlence wllh a piano si'.'"hu nnd respoi ded to nn encore and Dr. J. H. Flynn mado a short and timely talk on the needs of the county and what the Chamber of Coi'ime. is was do-, lurtiier development nlrht ink place. He, also, urfed co-operation In all work which was for the bene fit of tho whole comr.iunltv. The Orpheus Club gave another well re ceived selection and then Mr. Morris Introduced Kred Vincent, associate editor of the Portland Telegram. Mr. Vincent dwelt at length on the re sources of Columbia county and g.-ye valuable ide?s n to their de velopmei.t. He Bald that a few years ago, Por'laiid. 'hourh bavins a large population, wac a small town be cause there w; s a lack of co-opera-tlon, and now since all are work ing together, the city Is going ahead by leaps nnd bounds because then, Ih a unity of ac.ion. Hepreeenta'.lve Kdison I. Kallagh cavo an Interesting talk on what had been accomplished at the legislature, which particularly affected the farm er. His talk wr.s instructive ana well received. He spoke in favor of the rocd building program as ouv. lined by the l3gilnture and felt sure thiit if the measure, which will be HIGHWAY WORK FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY HUU; Highway Commission Will do Much Work in Thi County The state highway commission I in seBlon. They began their ses sion Wednesday morning. Among wic, iinuuriani road tirnteeiu tho ; grading, paving and completion of tlio Columbia highway throueh Cnl. uiiiuiu county, was taken up. The commission instructed the highway iu prepare plans and speci fications for the paving of the high way from Clatskanin to Hoc iuiunn end also for the grading of the high- ' owijipoose 10 ueer Island It Is understood that such mm. mates will soon be prepared and ad vertised and at their next meeting In April, contracts will be let for the work above mentioned. Several residents of St. Helens attended the meeting of the commission, and it is their opinion that the comlsslon is In earnest as to tho completion of the Columbia highway tietween Scan. poose and Astoria and that, if possi ble, the work will be completed this Bummer. ui course, there are many of the "doubting Thomas" kind, but the Mist thinks that be- iore me last of April these Thomas boys will be convinced that the state highway commission intends to give Columbia county a fair and square deal. The road building program as out- iinea ior tne county means that sev. erai nundred thousands of dollars will be spent for labor and supplies, and that remunerative employment ui oe arauanie to those who do sire to work. THERE ARE RUMORS OF INDEPENDENT TICKET Nomination "for Oty Officers dp Not Seem to Suit Everyone The city election will to held on .Monday, April 7th, and as tho time of said election approaches, there seems to be more Interest taken. There rre well rounded mmo's that independent candidates will he nnml. nated by petition and their names win appear on the ballot. Who the candidates are, or who they will op pose, the Mist has not been able to learn, but the information as to an independent ticket came from a re liable source. According to the charter a nomina tion petition must be filed with the city recorder at least five days be fore the election, so if there should be such nominating petitions, they must be filed on or before April 2na. i ne recorder s registration book.- f1 naH en van nwA ir A A l. .. i .i submitted o the people In the June on7 desiVe to" res se7 be ween that election, should carry, tint Colum- date and election day. such registra hla county would receive a great tlon will have to be nnde by afH Lcnerit idcvit. At the conclusicn cf Mr. BMhehV . . he' OF COMMERCE Sciippoose, Yankton. St. Helens, i WILL HAVE BIG MEETING Deer Island and Coble for attending i . D. C. Howard, Cliairman of tlie Kvening, Promises Fine Program The next regular meeting of the St. Helens Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday evening, April 2nd. D. C. Howard, county agricultural agent and a prominent member of the chamber Is chairman of the evening. He informs the Mist the meeting and he booed r.U had Leon benefitted, mid he announced that refreshments were ready to be served. 1'nder the direction of Mr, C. M. Hyskell, who had charge of the preparing and serving of the re freshments, a bevy of young ladies tulininistered to the wants of the hungry ones. They were ably aided by Mr. and Mrs. James Bacon. Tl. ,.,.,. I,, ...... ., and such success is largely due to J""anR'n a most inter- A. I.. Morris and his fellow grangers ""h0"1- T,h,e and to Mrs Jtvskeli (ho wiiii. Rt.an.dinf '?ture will be the address workers who assisted her in furnish J i ..rof- : T- R-e.ed college editor I..0 fl.a .. I I, 1.Al0 "lO U pi uic tn i a mi oc.iiat Iiumiicu hungry persons. GEORGE CHRISTIE HOME TELLS OFJHG BATTLES WAS MACHINE GUNNEi. Ht. Helen Hoy In Many Huttle I)U1 Hi Part in Conquering Hun ZND ME THE BILL mayor niinoini..i ,, oiiim I... i '"" ioiiow-' i uompson; ciuihb; 8 bad selected to aorva (Icorgo and Mrs. D. W. Hlclmrdson A. C. His subiect will he ueaaersiup in Democracy." Prot. I Reed Is an educator and lecturer of i ability and his lecture will be full of j punch and good thought. The pro i feasor will meet the students at the j high school in the afternoon and the v. n. V'. Biuiniii in me early part or the evening. Mr. Howard is arranging for other attractive features, a full program of which will be in the hands of the members of the chamber of com merce before the date of the meeting. FILING ARGUMENTS ON MEASURES Tuesday was the last day for fil ing with the secretary of state the arguments for and against the seven measures which will be voted upon by the electors of Oregon nt the special election to be held next June. These arguments are to be published In the official voterc' pamphlet. The measures that are to appear on the ballot are: Act appropriating $2,500,000 for every American soldier was keyed ud the construction bf the Rooanvnlr , to make it a grand success. Promntlv George Christie has arrived homu stfe and sound after more than a year's service on the battle fields of France, and during this time, he has seen and participated in several or the big battles which resulted in de feat to the kaiser's army. Christy was one of the drafted men who left St. Helens on November 1. 1917. With the others, he went to Camp Lewis and wen assigned to the depot brigade. He was there for only ten days before orders came for entraining and with several thousand other soldiers, was sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. There his com pen y was merged with the 162nd infantry (the old 3rd Oregon )and on Decern ber 11th, they sailed on the trans port Tuscania (which vessel. was tor pedoed on her next trip and hund reds of Americans lost) and arrived in Liverpool on Christmas day. They were taken to a camp in South hampton, England, and a few days later were taken across the English Channel and landed at Harve, France. Channel Trip Rough Christie said the trip tcross the English channel caused more dl. comfort to the soldiers than did the trip across the Atlantic. They were loaded In small boats, about the size of the ordinary Pacific Coast lumber schooner. The boats were verv nar row and speedy and the channel was very rough, so the soldier boys did not appreciate the rolling of the bont nor did those not seasick relish the performances of the seasick boys. Hut It could nt be helDed nnd nfter about five hours of agony for both the sick and the well, they landed in France, and were sent to a train ing camp, Casne. They remained in that place until June when the regiment was broken ud and sent to different places In France as re placements. While in camp, drill ing, guard duty and general military training was the routine. Watt Made Machine Gunner In June, George was made a ma chine gunner and he states that the training one receives in order to be come a gunner, is most thorough. The gunner must know every part of the gun and how to fix It if any thing goes wrong. Part of the prac tice is to blindfold the gunner and then assemble the parts of the gun and make it ready for action. This training was necessary, so Christi. explained, so that if in the night time, the gun was put out of com mission, that even in the darkness, the gunner would know each nart and just where it belonged and be able to repair the gun. George must nave learned all about the machine gun, for he was made a gunner and served as such until the armlstic? was declared. First Big Battle Although he had been In raiding parties and minor trench fights Christie says that the first real big battle that he . was in was at Chateau-Thierry. His regiment m.-.rched Dracticallv all night so as to be on the scene of action in the morning. They reach ed the place about 4 o'clock In the morning and rested for an hour. The roads were jammed nnd there was an endless stream of guns, am munition wagons, motor cars, etc., and the soldiers were compelled to march single file along the side of the road. Early In the morning, the signal was given and they went over the top. At first, the Germans put up a stiff resistance, but at the end of tho third day, they were on the run with American soldiers in hot pursuit. George's division lost heavily in the battles. While he con siders Chateau-Thierry as a hot fight it does not compare, he thinks, with Soissons. In this battle there were many hand to hand conflicts and the Germans were more stubborn in their defense. The American boys, however, proved their superiority over the German soldiers and even the noted Prussian Guard could not stnnd against the repeated assaults of Uncle Sam's soldiers. Wa in St. Mihiel Drive George was also In the St. Mlhlel drive which was September 11th Breaking camp at 8 o'clock in the evening they marched until 12:30 o' clock that night and they laid out in the woods. This drive was the first all-American offensive and i highway along the Oregon coast j Five million-bonding bill provid : Ing for the improvement of public , buildings and the erection of new structures, and providing for the de velopment of reclamation projects. ! One-mill market road tax bill, ' A measure providing financial aid I for soldiers, sailors and marines de- siring to secure an education, j Lieutenant governor constitution , al amendment. Bill providing for the construction at 1:00 o'clock in the morning, from the American artillery line several miles in the rear, the first gun boomed. It was followed by another nnd then another, and In a few minutes hundreds of guns were send ing thousands of tons of steel into the German lines. It was a contin ual roar, Christie stated, and lying in his little "dug in" he could look back and see the heavens lit up by t' e intense fire from the artillery. ine oarrage continued until five of a hospital in Portland by the in- o'clock in the morning and then the dustrlal accident commission. infantry went over the top. The bar- I Bill Increasing bonding limit by rage was stopped, but some of the counties for roads to 6 per cent of . their valuations. (Continued on last page)