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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY IME XXXVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1919 NO. 16 VS HARRISON 41 Vi T COUNCIL MEETING KD CONTROVERSY kn( ( Itlrix Hv(. Omlrovemy ftiiiili Mayor I Mkm 1'nrt V it y I'oincil niiit In regular .vtiiiiay nigm. ny ouicera were: Mayor Magnus Huxon; bum Allen, Chapman r.nd Mc- MarHli."! Potter and t it y At W. Hay. Spectators present i artmn wua opened lo the re: J 11. tiolfroy, J. II. CIiud. McCauley, l'. 8. I)n p. C. Caasatt, M. K. ilaxon, kpman, W. J. Fullorton, Wm. K. oo;ir. ( harloa Wheol- L lliirrlnim, I,. Cooper, L. J. iivon, Frank (.Jeorgo nil ,jiIht who fathered to wit he Interesting proceedings Uiiiy know the mayor and would f u rn lull for tho odlfl- ir entertainment of tho fun- ii 1.1 lo. r Illinium, llulley or (tin mi tten t for tl!i Hiils-r'l ito ng- hud been preaent, ivrul nfrii'liil (,-i'iitlri. oil Kliil Ilia V who furnished part of tlm leu I. w:miI(I tinvo been grub- htud placed before n fitn-lov-lie. Hill they wero not pros- iln bI.ik" or circus .inn mlssud tars, or t'lo niovlo r.iVMftte, i.liiK preset-1, lira missed nn It y of signing up aoma who i the leading actors In an bmedy. If McAdoo hadn't busy attending to t lift husl- rhaille Chaplin, lindoiibted- bulil h-.ve hern at tho coup- lug aud signed up others who to leading lights In the movie Know Start lrutiilly Acting llecorder J. W Hum D thn in I it ii t ex of tho prevl- ;Iiik, the regular performance It wm a three-ringed af notin of thn aclora tlured to (rough the fiery hoop. The ), in tliU case, waa thn pro- ioi MHTimui I levers to build Ruii'h lo tho rlly dock for the liiS. Nobody Jumped Hhi hoop, but each one of iciltuen mill tlm mnvnr Almi pap at It and ptirpoanly went n and urter much arKulnic, art waa Rlvi-n lo Mr, Kiivtra, ItundlnK tlm ndvlrn of the kriicy Hint It would he hi-ai for hlda. Hut Ihon. the I hn ullornnv dliln't ronvlnr. (I'll and I hey uwardod tho AfllT HllM Will Off III A I the rlly offlolala, nnolher inmiior wai lakon up. Mayor IM'i'liiK Al. Ilurrlaon IxnnltiR III) rill tr rcilil'H uahm If lin liliiK to auy, and iiurrlaon thliiK to aay. M. V, llnrn rrlHon urcuand Juilin M. P. if iilinlriirllnn "nalurnl and flooding tho prnmla- (111 o to wild Ml lii I mil rn. fclil a hotian and lot. Tho oriml that lie had only hi Htrniim In order In Mil V. llei'ii lola from deatrrcllou." ili.-n aai.l tlmt ho lirid a-Hhl-rod Miht na n nelKlilicr ''id." nml wna af n Iiihu to Malt didn't apeak to him ' iliilli heforo tlm ilum way lum retorted Hint lie had ' lIlllll lierAllun nf nnllia. It he had prevloualy made. 1HIM1 fl.tutrnvAil unJ 1 1. A . t . inn fl'li l ho aforeanld dam held nun iieen allowed to run al hill IS Enrden lota Th,. fy, nt thla period, bnrainti hi peraonnl nnd enoh aide wnneaNea lo awour na to tho the wilier whleli tlm in. Ii'omii and tho water which 'mm held In chock. M.vr Tuko a HhjmI. HiIh time ....Tl',,. VXI.11,11, Hill ailllmrml ln.l,l. .1.- ...II i. ' " '"""in iiitj liin- t" Id HllnnoKiol ' l IIiiIh from tho common clll- " town. They were In llt 9 hihI I hero waa oxcllmetit. " mayor pounded for order of the Kiivel wna drowned 'r ot volcea, nnd booIiir It !'' lo call far order, the "'"'ii In I lin "iiiro,i .,. lvratlon." Il0 told H:xon tllWl llfl llnl. .1 "t t in wnler canto down tin. " no Hum Bhoiild he rOHH llm iiPAni 11. ,.u . ..... lUui mo f "" rlalmd to he Injured on ..uieii H uiini, to tindnm nml let Ihn wutera backed 10 "am, follow the louat ' roKiHUnco. or tho iip.turnl y Ilaznti cbjocted to tho ,Ku, . '!'? tBnP"rary dnm nnd w to hla honor to aliow that "n li:id n perfect right to ij'm nnd withhold the rla- "itH from lila ip ... . . . L,. ,. " Hurunil IOIB. Ir did not nRTeo with Judgo IL,KV" orf," Viiipr.iiiilNo nil the maVr nd the uld comp to no understand o the dam and the water CmlLn' arri BUKKasted P ".0'. "Km Bppoaled 1,1.. frlni' nnd a nolglibor (wmi m.'.?1,a broko". for n in the iraca talked to CLEAN UP WEEK APRIL 7 TO 12 Captain AiMlnt-i t He tlmt (lean I'P Week In Olmervril Klaewhera In the MIhI Im an article which atatna that Mayor Snion hail aet Monday. April 7lli, aa ( lean I p Day. The Item la correct, but alnce the mayor Iiiih Joined with the HI. Helena Chamber of (tommercu In their endeuvor lo have a aeneru clcnn-up week, and Inatend of linvliu inly one day. Hie clean-up period will be from April 7 to April 12 a full week. Charles Wheeler, who orlKlr.ntnd tho plan of the clean-up wue.k, lim taken up the matter with the achoola. churchea, lodxea and aocletlea and lit lina been riven aaHurance of a ln.;rty (o-iiperiillon. The town la divide j l.ito dlMtrlcta and each dlatrlct will he under the luadurahlp of a captilu. J. II. Klynn, captain, wll! look after tho hUHlncaa area and the water fronj. Ht. Helena, proper, will be under the direction of A. II. Spearow and 1. H. Hutherford la captain ol the Nob Mill force. In llunaulow I'nrk, Captain II. A. CIiIIiIm will aer that everything la In ahlp shape and Captain K. !. Hfllarh will look r.ftei Columbia Park. Captain Hubert Dixon haa churKe of the Kailroad Ad tlltlon aertlon of the city nnd Cf plait, Jainea O'Connor haa na hla trak thii fnlr around" Cnptalu Lou I'utny will look after that territory on tho Portland road and California a! reel. Natunlny the K ny Hnturday la the real big day Wagona or trucks, which have been kindly donated by the St. Helena Lumber Company, will call on thai day, for the refuae and garbuge which la placed along the slreet Everybody la supposed to work. I, la not necessary to wait until Hi tur dr.y to atari. One may start now unu hnve the garbage ready Haturday. lt'a a ense of every one working to miike a cleaner city and everyone tho leas! hit Interested In Ht. Helena, or wim haa tho less! bit of civic pride, should be "Johhny on the Spot" In this clean-up week prtgrpm. ROAD CONTRACTS TO BE LET ON APRIL II TIioukhiiiU of Dollars Will he Hn-ii( oil Itoml Work thin Year Tho state highway couimitislon will let aovurul road contracts on Tues day April 16th. Among them art tho grudlug of the highway between Hcappoose nnd Deer Island and tin paving of the highway from Deer la ir nd to Clntaknnlo. It la understood that several well known contractor of Columbia county will submit bids on the first mentioned Job. There soetns lo be no doubt ai to tho purpose of the highway cunimia slon In going ahead with this work, and the building of the road. In ad dition to giving the county a flue highway connecting Portland with Astoria, will rurulah employment fur a number of men. WAR TROPHY TRAIN HERE THIS AFTERNOON The train bearing captured war trophies la scheduled to be at Ht. Helens this afternoon nt 6:20 o'clock nnd will remain fur an hour. The train will be open for public Inspec tion and every one la cordially In vited to come and look over the trophies captured from the liernians by I'nclo Sam's soldiers. In addition to cannon, grenade bomb throwers and other instru men Is of wnrfaro, there will bo ui. exhibition a little wnr worn Freutr tank of the moBqulto variety, which bears the marks of Its heroic ad vnncea In the face of German artil lery and machine gun fire. The two mon who guided this little tank were killed when In battle. Hpeukors will accompany the trail and thoao familiar with tho exhibits will make explanations na to I ho uses of the various death dealing devices. There are trench mortars, mine' erfers. machine guna, flame throw ers and hundreds of other captured trophies and onu who aces this re niarknblo exhibit will be more than rennld for his time nnd trouble. Keinomber the time la 5:20 and the pluce Is at the depot In West St. Helens. Everyone la welcome lo come and see the exhibit. Imiil l I tuna Imnnanthle to benr tlio conversation of Huxen nnd Har rison and It is nol Known u mere bus been an ainlcaoio adjustment oi the nictter. Vol I'lir llauiilixl Judge llazon Btnted Hint be wns not "plK bended" and the mayor nc- ki. nf iwitnir verv Rtiibborti. tlinmi mm v. . v A few remaras pasaou iieiween mnm two gontlemon and again brought tho dum and the water nnd tho bowui which wns not built, prominently to t tlm rlntslde specta tors. So many preliminary bouts wore going on In different parts or the council chamber, that It was Im possible to nscortntn who wuu m big fight. Possibly It was a draw. as a few minutes nuwr mo " adjourned and no one seemed In Monday Is oloctlon day and there w!U be another council tueutu. ANOTHER LARGE L TO BE UMBER MILL T AT ST. HELENS PLANS ARE ALL MADE AND WORK WILL BEGIN AT UlNUli; MANY MEN WILL BE EMPLOYED There will bo another sawmill I built at St. Helens. It will bo built i on the point of Hauvles Island Jusi north or the Ht. Helens Shipbuilding Company's plint. The Island Liim-l uer ( ompnny, which Is Incorporated for $50,000, is the concern which! will build and operate the mill. The mill will be especially adapted to cut ting rnllrond ties and mining timber and will have a capacity of at least GO, 000 feet dally, nnd It will require 50 or (0 men to operate It. Work is lo begin at once and it Is hoped to hrve the mill completed and In opera tion sometime In July. This Is the Interesting pr.a authen tic Information given the Mist by II. K. McCormlck, who has been Inrgely Instrumental In- locating the mill here. J. S. Hamilton, a Port land lumberman, owns the mill which s located at a Willamette valley point and It will be moved here, in the near future, in fact. Just ns anon as the machinery can he plnced. It s the Intention to have the mill built on the Columbia river side of the is land nnd the booniarce nnd log sIon 'ige facilities will extend up river townrd tho Wnrlor Hock llRhthoush. Tho mill will he built under the supervision of A. Yost, a mill archi tect and designer of much experience. Mr. Yost recntly returned from Vrance, where, as a member of tne V. H. engineers, he hud charge ot the construction of many of the mills opori'ted by the American Kxpedltion- trry forces. Mr. lost Ins nlread) prepared the plans for the mill ana they meet with the approvul of the ompany. A large loading dock will ho built on the slough side of the Island, and will extend from the point of the is land up the slough for several hun dred feet. The ships' will be loaded et this long dock. Ch?.rles It. Mc Cormlck & Company are interested in the project and not only will the loading dock take care of the output of the mill, but ties will be brought from other points and loaded on' steamers for shipment. The McCormlck Company recently secured a contract for 50,000,000 feet of ties, which will be shipped to the Atlantic const. It was a part of the order for 175.000,000 feet re cently placed with the mills of West ern Oregon and Western Washington by various eastern ral roads for de livery, within the next six months, by wooden vessels now Idle In the waters of the Columbia Itlver and Pugei Sound. Some of the biggest eastern railroads, Including the Pennsylva nia, the New York Central, Balti more & Ohio and others. It Is under stood, are among the purchasers of the ties. The company has other large He contracts for Pacific Coast railroads, and it Is expected that 100,000,000 feet of ties will be handled during the coming year. The establishment of the mill nnd the building of the loading docs means much to St. Helens. The mill will give steady employment to many men and the loading of the ships will require the services of many long shoremen. The clearing of many vessels also adds to the importance of the port of St. Helens. All in all, It Is the biggest piece of good news that St. Helens has had In many a day. COLLEGE PROFESSOR ADDRESSES CHAMBER Interesting Meeting of Ht. Helens Chamber of Commerce MONDAY. APRIL 7 IS CLEAN UP DAY Mayor Saxon and the city council have designated Monday, April 7tn, -.s CI.KAN I P DAY. They have ar ranged for a wagon to call at the residences In St. Helens and take nway tho rubbish. In order to faci litate the work of cleaning up, Mvnr Kiimn auks that the rulihlull be placed In sacks or barrels nnd left nt the curb, so mat tne -cienn-up wagon" enn easily find It. Ijist yeur there was n clean-up day set, but few observed It, but it l hoped that this year the residents of ih r iv w co-onernte witn tne city officials and make Monday a real iean up day. ai tlm utoek ile In Portland Tucsdr.y, 64 hs-.d of Shorthorn Cnt- tlo honght tho bis ag?re.Tte price of $;i,325. Seventeen head or these crttle wore from Columbia County and they brought 3,115. (5. I-. Tar bll, of Yankton had 6 hind in tho lot nnd he received $1,705 'or the bunch. He was 'oil plensed with he salo nnd bellovos It pays to r.MBO horoiighbred cn.tle. t DON'T KEEP TROUT ONLY SIX INCHES LONG Deputy Game Warden Brown, who Is a mighty good friend to fishermen and hunters, wants to warn the sportsmen who delight In pulling from the streams of Columbia, that under the state game laws, they must not have in their possession a trout less than six inches long. The fish-, ermen have been making good cr.tches. That the streams were stocked will trout. Is largely due to Mr. Brown's untiring efforts and he hopes that tho real Rood sportsmen will observe the law which ppplies to fishing for trout. General Manager Ed. Murphy of the Deer Island Logging Company was in St. Helens this week r.nd stat ed to r. Mist reporter that his com puny had again resumed operations and that the 100 or more men laid off In December, had returned to work. The Tldo Creek Lumber Company i s also working full time nnd turning out about 50,000 feet of lumber dally, so there is. little chance of a business or industrial stagnancy In that vicinity. Professor E. T. Reed, college edi tor at the Oregon Agricultural col lege, was the speaker of the even ing at the Wednesday night meeting of the St. Helens Chamber of. Com merce. Professor Reed is an old time friend of D. C. Howard, county agricultural agent, and while in Si. Helens, was bis guest. In the after noon. Prof. Reed addressed the high school and gave them many interest ing thoughts as to higher education. The meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held in the city ball and almost 100 people were present. Recording Secretary 8cott ana Executive Secretary Storla made in teresting reports as to what had been accomplished since the last open meeting of the chamber. Mr. Storla reported that, in accordance with a raquest from the engineer of the state highway commission, de tails and data has been gathered which related to the Plttsburg-St. Helens road and that the commission would soon designate a date when members of the chamber and those interested in the building of this necessary road, could meet with the commission and present their argu ment for state or government aid in the building ot the road. Clean Up Campaign was suggest ed by C. L. Wheeler and Mayor Sax on, who was present, gave his hearty approval to the idea. The campaign to clean the city will start on Monday nnd by Saturday night, April 12th, It is hoped that the accumulation of rubbish nnd garbage will have been consigned to a final resting place at the place designated by the city for the disposition ot such garbage, etc. Many other matters of importance to the city were taken up and dls cussed. Among them was a com municntion from the Artisan lodge of Portland. They stated that the lodge had under consideration a Fourth of July picnic and wished to hold it nt St. Helens. They asked for the use of the city park, the base ball grounds and that some place be furnished where danclng could be indulged in. President Morton ap pointed Fred Watklns, J. H. Thatch er, L. J. VanOrshoven, W. E. Lid yard and A. E. Austin as a commit tee to formulate plans for the Fourth and advise the Portland Artisans as to what accommodations they could securo. Dr. J. H. Flynn, chairman of the membership committee presented the names ot five who wished to become members of the chamber. They were accepted. Dr. Flynn suggested thr.t a membership drive be put on and that every member of the cham ber endeavor to bring in, at least, one new member. Each member present promised to bring in an ap plication for membership to be pre sented at the next meeting. After the disposition of routine affairs, the meeting was turned over to D. C. Howard, chairman of tho evening. He Introduced Prof. Reed, who gave an interesting lecture. Prof. Reed urged co-operation. "Ii was necessary," he said, "for the development of any town or com munity." He cited how the North Dakota farmers had rebelled against the rule of the politicians. CLEAR THE WAY f V Mags? mm ELECTION ON MONDAY AND BIG FIGHT IS ON INDEPENDENTS NAMED Nominating Petition Filed with Itecorder Hot Fight Expected Monday is election day and a citi zen's or Independent ticket has rnadu Its appearance. The candidates for councilmen who -are to oppose the nominees of the caucus or masu meeting are: A. 8. Harrison and C. H. Thompson, who are nominate! for the two year terms for council men and J. W. McDonald and A. M. Holt, who are nominated for the one year term. Tbey will oppose the candidates as mentioned in the last issue of the Mist. The petition filed with the record er had upon it the names of some 23 or 30 voters and was filed Wednes day afternoon. The charter requires that a nominating petition be signed by 25 voters and that it should be filed within five dcys of the election, therefore, the recorder has placed the names of the Independont or Citi zen's ticket on the ballot. A. J. Kelly and W. A. Levi were the caucus nominees for water com missioners and neither ot them have any opposition. Friends of thosu whose names appear on tho Citizen's or Independent ticket are confident tiint their candidates will be elected Thlle the supporters ot the caucus candidates are equally positive that they will be elected. However, Monday night will tell the t-le and the people of St. Helens will know who will be the city dads for the en suing terms. The mayor aud treas urer do nol have to worry, as each of those officials were elected for a two-year terra. VISITING TEACHERS H E LP CHILDREN Act aa Intermediary Between Home and School Clear np Difficulties By J. W. Allen County School Superintendent About one-third of the children stopped going to school because they needed the money. The remaining two-thirds left for the same reasons that thousands of children r.ll over the country leave theye were rest less, bored and did not see the value of an education. How to prevent this march away from the schools by children who can afford to stay, is one of the big problems being seriously considered by workers in the back-to-schooi drive. Visiting teachers is one of the means of. keeping children in school which has been found successful by New York, Boston, Chicago and a number of other places where they are employed as regular member of the school staff. The visiting teacher stands be tween home and school, Interpreting the school to the parents, and pass ing on the school her observation oi the child in his home surroundings. She studies his special difficulties and grievances, his points of view, habits, tastes and interests, ana learns how far these interests and aptitudes are made a part of schooi life. -When the cause of the childs'. trouble is found; she tries, with the co-operation of school and parents, to make an adjustment that will solve his difficulties. Sometimes this is simply transferring the child to a different room or modifying th. school requirements to meet hl special needs; sometimes it calls for tM interest and aid ot a play-grouna director; a Big Brother, a tutor, a librarian, club leader or district nurse. The visiting teacher is as valuable to the school as to the child. She assists In getting a clearer view or the educational needs of its pupils because she is constantly in touch with their home environment. There should be more school visiting on the part of both parents and teachers. Our teachers should visit the homes and come in contact with the home life of their pupils, and the parents, should visit the schools and get a viewpoint of school life. Too many pupils are leaving school who can and should remain. Their decision to lejive school is the' wrong verdict and after years will reversg his de cision when it is too late. An extra effort should be madw to keep pupils in school if they are out, get them back. It Is predicted that as a result ot the needs revealed by the back-to-school drive, many communities will employ visiting teachers. BLACKSMITH SHOP CHANGES OWNERSHIP J. L. Chlttem and H. I. Lapham have bought the blacksmith business formerly conducted by H. W. Fogel. Both men are experienced and capa ble blacksmiths and wood workers. Mr. Chittem, before coming to St. Helens a number of years ago, con ducted a shop in Oklahoma and Mr. Lapham, for a number of years, haa a blacksmith shop in Idaho. The bus iness will be conducted at the old stand of Mr. Fogel and the new firm hopes to have the patronage of the former friends ot the shop.