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OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1919
5lS BLOW SAFE
I FRAZIER'S STORE
Wnliitf ltlilMry anil Hrr
'rl iu Hveral Years
rWeilneailay morning safe
tlKlud HI. Helen nl plck-
huler' Confectionery a the
work. Tlmy blow thn ufe
the utiveral hundred dollar
L iroirimur had loft In (tin
a few hour before, u I
Hint llifl rolibery occurred
Vcloi-k In tho morning. Mr.
I1 nut leave hla tore until
tk, and It U quite aura that
m waited a (aw hour lie.
HiiuIiik thnlr work. Appar
iy Kuro fimilllur with the
and the easiest manunr ol
&cck, fur the lda door In
way between the pool hall
mil k ditpot. waa the one
u break optin.
kitt Work of .nvlera
I giiuiwood la Inclined to be
lt the safe blowing waa Hit,
purilra who had done the
before. The combination
kfe had been pried loose, and
fo glycerine or "soup" hnd
Ired In. At the bottom of the
f, an abundance of aoap had
id to keep the 'aoup from
but A sufficient quantity
kiploslve lir.it been used, aa
the aafe wore found In Tar.
Mi of the pool room, and
lilch were In the aafe, wer
over the floor.
Uihrnt Ar CunaMeral
hi robWs were considerate
M by the f.irt thct they loft
kler about $9 86 In looao
nlrklea. dimes and pennies,
1 tt m-vernl War Having
None of Ma private paper.
Eleaird. Several part Ira who
li vicinity of the rabbed
iinl the exuluaion. Marshal
ft ho aa on Columbia street,
thn Mimonlc btilldWg, heard I
hid It sounded like a pile of I
hail fallen down. He went
t tlin mill dock, but ther,'
evidence of anything out oi I
Imiry ami It la reported that
I WHtrliman at tho mill Hindu
; Unit be heard a nolae, but!
I'd a a thntiich a bin timber
pn from a truck . The sheriff)
U-hIiiiI believe thatr the ycg-l
B mime olio to apot the mar-j
I when lie left hi beat;
i rami and that the work wai1
ring the time ho waa oa
IHIIiiril's Aulo Ntnlen
possible that the ro libera
lr escape In W. II. Dlllard'a
the garafro win broken open
ulo laken. Mr. Dlllard dla
the theft early in the niorn
Infornied the sheriff, who
Hie I'ortlnnd oollce dimart-
Mr lllllard went to Portland
ii d Ihu car parked near 10th
er afreet. It waa Utllnlured.
lupponltlou that two strungera
r aeen III 8t. He ena Tun..
lit. may hare committed the
, bul before doing o, made
"gallon aa to the beat man.
hiaklhe a Kelawnr. Dlllard'a
tsnd car were hnndy, so both
Sheriff 1 1 hn fj,l (W
iff Htnnwood ha a good clow
perpetrator of the rob
"1 In quietly workliiK them
HliRer ii r hit stinclnlUt from
Irlff's office In Portland took
Kr prlniH from tho door or
f. and tlilH might load to the
n or mo yeg or yegmnn.
ll appearance, the rob
P well olanneri and MfF All
firdliiK to plan, and tt the
",,.PC m apprehending the
llO Will bnvu ilnn. a
i' detective work.
NKEN NEGRO FOR-
ui $150 BAIL MONEY
Sunday morning, Marabai
-no waa atiu on duty,
All niltnmlll .i ...ll..a -.
. u...,,v aiauuiiia Ull
fa hi rent and the driver wai
' no norn In an endeavor to
KiiniKo oponed. Potter In-
1 tile VIriMiuii. .1... t.
L , -, inui no gasoline
f obtained at that hour of the
K. I'lin ilrlvnr ih. .
iu and the marshal noticed a
""it or liquor. He peered
lu car. anil n,,.r ... . ;..u..i.
Ped wblta -v.,
l. " UUUUII711IK
' hunt Mr i..ii. 1.1.1 .1...
"1 out of the car. but the
,uu wnoreupon he came
"10 dOOr VflrV .llrf.lonlo
IK On thn ul.lou.lu .
k .. ... """""-I iwg pull
P of Wh aknv fall t ki.
I 1 he marahal aearched the
r ..uiiu another pint flaak.
PUpIl, Worn t.,, "Am ,
fi wtHhltiR to detain them, the
Biiii V 1 . "B ne'!ro P"t up 1160
Fllll for III annenrnni.0 In I...l
h1.i'?rl Mnn,iaf morning. The
P 1 t come back, so the city Is
1 - " Romi.
n n p,"rvl8or Clark a force
Blena wf,1!'9 "" West
ins which were on the rla-ht-
koon h , " ?".a lne. "Ulldlniw
1 " in omer loca
ON PITTSBURG ROAD
( luunlMr of Ofiinmrro lUiprrtHinta.
live Will MkH (Vmuiilaalou
Secretary Htorlu of the St Jloletia
Chamber of Comiuorco la In' receipt
or a letter from the state highway
engineer' deport ment acknowl
cdKlin rocelpt of a cominunlcntloi.
Klvlnc In detail partlculara aa to tho
HI. Helena rittahurr; road, the need
of the rot.d and the advantage the
Nohalem volley would obtain by the
building or coripletlon of ti e road.
The matter waa takon up with H.
llonaon, chr.lrman of tho commlaalou,
who will at mime duto In the near
future, head a committee from the
communion who will endeavor to
ociire alnte and federal aid In the
building of IbU Important road.
Tho committee appointed to meet
with the alate highway commission
are: 8 C. Morton, Edison I. Uullagh,
J. H. Klynn and II. K. Abry. The
latter, who la roadmaater for the
county, estimates that It will requlro
ISO IK 1 to complete the balance ot
the grading of the road and thai
f GO, 400 will be required for the rock
ing ot the road, or. a total of 1130,.
The clllien ot St. Helen, those
who live In the territory between 81.
Helen and Pittsburg and the resi
dent of the Nuholeni, hope that the
effort of the ('dumber of Commerce
to aecure atute and federal aid wilt
be aucceaaful and that when the
late highway com mission I prepar
ing ll road expenditure program,
that thl Important link betweei.
Nohalem and the front will not be
PREPARING NOW FOR
Ctmmlwr of Commerce Committee are '
Working (hit Plans
In order that St Helens may have
a big Fourth ot July celebration, the J
Chamber of Commerce committee are
now busy preparing prellmlnar)
plan. Under the direction of thu
committee, Kxecutive Secretary Slor-
lu has aent out letter to all nearby 1
town and the organization In those'
town, asking them to Join with St.
Helen In making It a real big celo
The Artisan l,odgo of Portland Is
planning to come to St. Helena on the
Kourth, and a committee from the
lodge will be hero Sunday night to '
confer with the Chamber of Com ,
merca committee. It might appeal
that ft I a little early to talk of a
celebration, but if a big one like flu 1
committee plan, I to be held, it will!
take ome time to work out and they;
are starting none too aoon. The
resident of St. Helen . r.nd nearby
communities, therefore, can bo assur
ed of a celobratlon that will be worth
MASS MEETING TICKET
SMALL VOTE IS CAST
lUxeiitly KliKtml Officers , Take
Charge Month y Mht
Tho clfy election Mondav. wu M fin.
void of any excltment, except that
oine of the itrong supporters of the
tlty caucus or maas meet 11 g ticket,
worked bard to elect the ticket. The
aucceaaful candidates and votes the)
Councllmen (J-year term)
llobert Dixon, 122.
Charles White, ISO.
Councllmen ( 1-year term)
Jume O'Connor, 137.
Charles Wheeler, 116.
The Independent candldutea re
ceived the following vote:
Councllmen (2-year term)
A. S. Harrison, 4 6.
. C. II. Thompson, 66.
Councllmen ( 1-year term)
A. M. Holt, 36.
J. W. McUonr.ld, 81.
The vole by precinct was:
Wrrd 1 Ward 2
St. Helens W. St.
Itobort Dixon ....107 IS
A. 8. Hcrrlsun .... 30 16
A. M. Holt 24 16
J. W. McDonald '...77 4
Jume O'Connor ..122 IS
C. 11. Thompson . . 47 9
Clirrh' Wheelor .. 8 17
Charlea Whlto 122 23
For water commissioner there was
no opposition. In Ward No. 1, A. J.
Kelly received 136 and W. A. Levi,
143. In Ward No. 2, Kelly had 29
and Uvl 24, giving a total of 164 and
Some little confusion resulted on
account of the way the non-thlnklng
voter expressed his choice. The bal
lot atated "vote for four," and many
voted for three for the two year
term and one for the one year term,
or vlca versa. This matter was call
ed to the attention of the election '
board and the ballots recounted, but I
the result, so for as the majority was '
concerned, was not affected. I
The men elected are well known In!
St Helena and have Interest herej
and the Mist hope that their admin
istration will be successful and they)
will faithfully look after the Inter-,
outs ot the city.
SATURDAY BIG DAY
OF CLEAN-UP WEEK
HAVE RUBBISH READY
Clean-up Week Kndjt Tomorrow and
all Citizens Kxpertm to Aid
Tomorrow is the end of the Clean
up Week which was inagurated by
the St Helens Chamber of Com
merce and supported by the city ad
ministration. All of those who have
not gathered their rubbish, are ex
pected to have It in some convenient
place near the curb or street, so that
the eight or ten team which will be
engaged In hauling away the rubbish,
ctn easily locate t.nd handle It.
Monday night there was an en
thusiastic meeting at the St. Helens
Chamber of Commerce rooms, of
those who were to sea that the city
wa given a good cleaning and plans
were formulated so that thn wnrk
could be carried out with promptness
The m.-.yor and city health officer
hove selected a ph.ee for the dump
ing of the garbage and the captain
ot the team brlgado will loso no time
In getting the Earbace r.nd rubbish
There is a lieutenant for every
block and It devolves upon this offi
cial to soe that those residing in the
block obey the order of the general
commander. Already, many have
been at work cleaning up their pre
mises and when Saturday night
comes, It Is expected that St. Helens
will be a real clean city.
Saturday afternoon has been de
clared a half holiday and all the
school children will turn out In force
to aid in the general clean-up plan.
If vou haven't r.ln(neH tin vmit n.a.
mlses, clean them up today and have
the rubbiBh placed so that the 10 1
team under the direction of C?.ptnin !
Knute lljorkman, will not he delayed
In gathering up and hauling av.oy
The clean-up Idea seems to have
taken a firm linlit In Rr llnluna aa la !
evidenced by the numerous plies of;
rubbish placed along the streets i
and convenient for the clean-up!
wagon and doubtless those who
havn not Impn hliov Mnnntnv in urlll '
get busy today and tomorrow and '
join in me gooa ciean-up work.
OF COUNTY'S SCHOOLS
By J. W. ALLEN
County School Superintendent
The W. 8. S. sales are warming up.
District managers have been appoint
ed and have selected their help ana
are at work. Every dollar Invested
in W. S S. will reduce the county
quota on Liberty Bonds Just that
much. John L. 8torla Is manager
for 8t. Helens and his quota Is $75.
000.00. The last Columbia county teach
er' meeting for the year 1 called to
convene at St. Helen on April 1.
Much Important business will come
before the meeting and it Is desired
that every teacher In the county who
possibly can, will attend.
M. E. Erlckson, genial clerk of
District 40, was a pleasant official
caller Wednesday, at the county seat.
Much club work has been taken up
this year and several hundred boys
and girls are at work on the various
projects Standard clubs have been
organized In many school. Standard
clubs must have at least five pupils
taking the same project, be regularly
organized with a responsible leader,
hold regular meetings throughout
the year and give at least one de
monstration and an annual exhibit
with at least 70 per cent of the mem
bers finishing up the work. Both
the grades and high school of St.
Helens are taking up club work and
some fine club are being organized
here for the first time. Club work
Includes canning, cooking, sewing,
gardening, raising ot poultry, sheep,
pigs, goats, corn, potatoes, etc. Val
uable lessons are given by O. A. (J.
in alt of these projects without cost
to those taking them.
We need more work In keeping up
our standard schools and in making
other schools stndard. Is your school
We want a questionnaire from
your soldier boy. for the state library,
as a part of our war history. Do you
know of any soldier not enrolled? If
so, ask us for a blank. Returned sol
diers should fill out their own blank.
' The county superintendent sent out
on Monday the county fund, amount
ing to 133,293.06, to the various dis
tricts. Next eighth grade examination will
be held May 16-16, June 12-13, Sept
ember 4-5. Teacher's examinations
will be held June 25-26-27-28.
St. Helens Boy in First American' Company to Cross Bridge Over Rhine
CAMPAIGN IS ON FOR
TO BE A COAST ROAD
Columbia County Asked to Assist in
Uoud Road Program
The campaign for the Roosevelt
highway which will extend from Clat
sop county along the coast to tho
California line, is now under wr.y.
The bill, which was passed by the
legislature, provided for the laaue of
12,600,000 of bonds for the purpose
of constructing this highway along
the coast of Oregon, upon the condi
tion, however that the Federal gov
ernment appropriate an equal
amount for the same purpose. If
the government fails to do this, then
no part of these bonds can be issued
by the state, and if the Federal Gov
ernment does appropriate a like
amount fcr this purpose it will give
to Oregon all the advantages ot this
road at a cost ot 50 cents or the dol
lar. Vice president ' have been ap
pointed in each county in Oregon. In
Clatsop county, A. W. Norblad is
vice president and la Colurab;.-. coun
ty, S. C. Morton has been chosen aa
Representative Bailazh Is much
Interested in the work and will take
an active part in raising funds for
the conduct of a publicity campaign.
He has received 1000 Roosevelt
Highway buttons, which he expects
to sell to the auto owners of Col
umbia county at $1.00 each. The
r.mount realized by the sale of the
buttons will be forwarded to the sec
retary's office in Portland and used
for the necessary expenses Incidental
to conducting the campaign.
The coast counties are practically
Isolated from the rest of Oregon so
far as connecting roads are concern
ed. When the Roosevelt highway U
built, that isolated section will b
connected with the rest of Oregon.
Goodly portions or links ot the high
way are already constructed and paid
for and the completion and con
necting un of these links as a trunk
or through read, will make the pres
ent links more useful. Mr. Ballagh
hopes to get out and canvass the
county in the interest ot this neces
sary highway and show the voters
the necessity ot such a highway.
D. O. O. K.'S COMING
TO ST. HELENS SOON
The D. O. O. K.. which Is a side
order of the K. of P., are coming to
St. Helens on April lth, ror the
purpose of Initiating somo 35 or 40
who have made application to join
the order. It Is expoctod that large
delegations of the K. of P from the
several points in the county, will b?
present. It Is planned to nave a
street parade In the evening, the;
famous 1). (. O. K. band will furnish '
the music for the occuslon. It will j
be more of a gala affair tor the spec-1
tator than for the candidate who wl.l j
be comnelled to walk the hot sands;
of the desert, but an enjoyable time is ,
L.. M&tuKiVjL COBLENZ.
helped to take almost halt a cen-
! tury ago and it 14 not drawing on
, one's imagination to believe - that
, Christian will have SOME satisfac
tion in relating the story as to how
the Germans left their stronghold.
WOMAN IS SENT TO
THE STATE HOSPITAL
a- Ulnnada Ho V I linn II ft I III
mil, jtMUivii " -
Chapman district, was adjudged
n.,niallv ii n ln Innend and sent to the
state asylum. The unfortunate
woman Imagined she was ponHHHoa
of millions.- When Sheriff Stan-
wood went to her lonely nome in m
Cedar Croek section, west of Scnp
poosn, he wa told by Mrs Davidson
that "she had millions to spend.'
Her husband claimed that there was
not many dollars in the rainuy ex
chequer, which could be used for en
tertaining. The sheriff prevailed
upon Mrs. iiavnison 10 ncaiiiiirauj
U I at llalani TIlA TeHlllt WSS
llllll IU Di. . -
that the doctors pronounced hor men
tally unbalanced anu sno mi '"v
to the state hospital at Salem.
A. E. Lessing, a ship caulker, wai
...I rr.,a.,la avnnlnir hV Mlir-
BrrUlliaU l unnuuj ... n -
sbal Potter, for driving his car too
fast on Columnia stroei. no w hj
Ing about 23 miles per hour and
the speed regulation is 15 miles.
Recorder Quick Imposed a fine 01
$5.00. H. C Gallup was arrested
for parking his automobile In the
middle of the street. He, also con
trlbuted $5.00 to the city' exchequer
Mr Potter Is hot after the auto speed
fiends and will make them drive
their cars according to the city or.
dinance and Insure the safoty of
The steamer E. H. Meyer arrived
In port Wednesday night and Is tak
ing on a cargo of lumber and pllint,.
The vessel Is scheduled to sell Satui.
Wax First Over Klilne
To a St. Helens' soldier fell the
distinction of being one of the first
American soldiers to cross the
Rhine The soldier is Arthur (ltoy)
Veazle' and he was with Company E
of the 32nd Engineers when the
bridge at Cobienx was crossed by
American troops. His regiment was
at I.uxemberg and was ordered to
Colblens. The troop train which
brought them near that German city,
went ahead of schedule time, conse
quently his company and another
company of the same regiment, ar
rivod in Coblcni a little uhead ot
time mid before all the Gorman sol
diers had left. They crossed the
lthine on tho bridge which Is shown
in the above picture, on December 6.
A German officer told the American
carluln that his soldiers had come
too soon, but the American captain
would not turn back, so the Ameri
can troops walked guard with the
Gorman soldiers ,for the first few
nights and until another contingent
of the army of occupation had ar
rived. Hoy suld the Gorman people were
very hospitable. Whether It was
policy or real friendliness, he didn't
know, but after the first few days In
Cobienx, which Is an Important and
beautiful city, the German people
showed the American soldiers ever)
Roy was In the battles of the
Alsne-Marne, St. Mlhlel and Argon
ne and part ot the time was a truck
driver brlnglnK up necessary sup
plies. He had many close calls am;
end;ired many hardships. The U. S.
soldier boys, he said, were always
cheerful, even when going over the
top and there was no such thought
Ob turning back He stayed In Ger
man territory from December 6th,
for a number of days before his regi
ment was replaced and his company
were given orders to come home, a
place he was mighty glad to reach.
He wus at Chntoau-Thlerry and neai
Justin Wilklns when Justin was
wounded. It was "quite a scrap,'
he said, with the Americans coming
out best. Royi brought home many
souvenirs from the French battle-
Holds, but many ot the souvenirs he
left there; the result of hand to hund
Drove un Ammunition. Wagim
Ralph Davie, a former resident of
St. Helens, after Joinlas the army,
whs assigned to the truck service.
Arriving in France in July, 1918, hs
was assigned to an ammunition
train, and lost no time In getting to
the front. During the big drive near
Mcts- in October, his ammunition
train saw particularly hard service.
Each train was composed of 25 big
trucks and each truck was loaded to
capacity with ammunition for the
big American guns which were hurl
ing tons ot ste-ii upon the Germans.
In his ammunition train thero were
868 soldiers and only 24 escaped the
guns of the Germans, v.hlch were
centered on the roads the trucks
traveled. ' The ammunition was
h-mleri1 In thn front Ml nfpht tlmn
and Davies said the boys Ml prayed;0' tne German army. He was at Met
for a dark night, because when It ,n 1871 wnen tne French surrender-
was light, the German pl?.nes were eu 10 lnB Germans, ne ana inrisuan
sent the Germans back to Germany.
It was a dangerous business, the
most nerve racking and called foi
bravery and determination. Davio
came back alive, but he shows the
effect of his hardships and the dose
of German gas which he- received
while close to the German lines last
September. However, he was out of
the hospital In a few weeks and help
ed to run the Germans out of Mets.
When he lived In St. Helens, Davie
worked for Elmer Blackburn and at
the Columbia County Lumber com
pany, and he has many friends here.
His home Is In Clatskanie.
A Strange Coincidence
Lon Christian enlisted in the en
gineers in Vancouver on June 4tl.,
1917. He gave his age as 67. Before
enlisting he worked for C. Rablnsky,
who has a ranch in the Dutch Can
yon section. Rablnsky is a veteran
didn't agree as to the respective
There was no such thins as merit of the German and American
arnuea. naoinaay inougm me uer-
clways over them dropping explos
stop. If a bomb hit an ammunition
wagon and It went up in smoke, the
procession was never stopped; It a
truck ran Into a big shell hole, only
the truck In the Bhell hole Btoppeu
Their business was to get ammuni
tion to the batteries and they did It.
Oftentimes they worked 20 hours
without a whtk ot sleep. 'The main
ammunition supply depots were from
10 to 12 miles back of the lines, ana
It was the Job of the ammunition
train to deliver the goods right at
the front. Oftentimes, they had to
pess within 100 yards of the Ger
man trenches and be on the look
mans could never be run out ot Metz.
He was there when Germany took it,
and like all Germans, he thought the
troops of the "Fr.therland" would
hold Mets. Christian did not agree
with the former subject of the kais
er. It is now Mr Christian's pleas
ure to tell Rablnsky that It was HIS
(Christian's) pleasure to see the
Germans leave Mets and give that
city over to the Americans. Chris
tian, who was a cook in the en
gineer's company, was at the front
at St. Mlhlel, Verdun, and Chateau-
Thierry. He was badly scalded
out for the hand grenades which j whon one of the "traveling" kitchens
were sure to come their way. The j "P88'. i aunougn ine surgeon naa
only consolation, Davie said, was
mt If anything hit you, you would
go up so quick you would never
leallie it." At the head ot the train
was a paco Better a touring car
and the trucks kept that pace over
the rough end narrow roads an
nothing but oleomargarine to dress
his wounds, he stayed by the kitchen
and furnished hot meals to the boys
In the front line trenches, who were
driving the Huns out of French ter
ritory. Mr. Christian went to Scap-
poose Tuesday and it is surmised
dodging shell holes, delivered, on tnat w ten his former employer
some of them delivered, the am- tnBt ne llvea to see the Americans
munition for the big guns which J regain the territory which Rablnsky
Stewart McKle is home after more
than a year's service in France in
the aviation section. He enlisted on
April 13, 1917 and was sent to San
Antonla, Texas. From there he went
to Dayton, Ohio, to flying school.
Thinking that he would have a bet
ter chance to become a flyer, he vol
unteered to go over, and sailed from
New York, December 4 th, on the
steamer Northland. The ship arriv
ed at Halifax a few hours after the
great explosion and remained thero
for several days until other troop
ships could be assembled. In the
convoy of which his vessel was one,
there were nine troopships and they
were accompanied by naval destroy
ers. They were landed at Liverpool
and a tew days later at Harve,
France Stewart, on account of hl
proficiency in gasoline engineering,
was placed in charge of the mechan
ical department at the aviation field.
He had full charge of tTie 25 planes
and it was his duty to see that they
were always in condition to go. How
well he did his duty is attested by
the fact that his squadron had 27
German planes (official count) to
their credit, and 24 more claimed
which couldn't be counted on ac
count of having dropped behind the
German lines. His squadron lost lo
planes. Three were destroyed ant
their pilots killed and seven landed
In German lines and were taken
prisoners. Stewart has the title of
master signal engineer. He could
have had a lieutenant's commission
if he desired.
Hirold Decker, who arrived home
Inst Saturday, was in the hospital
ccrps and stationed at the general
base hospital nt Chaumont. This
town wa Pershing's headquarters,
and Harold saw the general quite
often. He was a busy man, so Har
old stated. The general's big tour
ing car was always ready to go
at a moments notice, and very often
It went at such notice. The hospital
was situated some distance back of
Nancy and at first was a general
hospital, but in the bis drives it was
turned Into an evacuation hospital,
and first aid was given and the
wounded then sent back to another
general base hospital. Harold said
that 63,000 wounded were treated
In the hospital and only 472 deaths
occurred. Harold enlisted in April,
1917. He was sent to F Worden,
Washington. Later to Fort Jay,
N. Y., and sailed on the steamer
Orduna, September 8th. There were
eight transports in the convoy and
eight destroyers saw that no Huu
subs got in their work Harold, ou
account of long and faithful service,
vas promoted to corporal. He has
three gold stripes which tell of 18
months service in foreign lands
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