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L Loan Quota for Columbia County is $162.450 Purchase, Victory Bonds
OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY We XXXVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 18. 1919 NO. 18 tITY OFFICERS ARE INSTALLED NEW COUNCILMEN '. aril llrtln" " w 7 L) Men Tuke Tlirtr Marc L. night, (lie old council re bm lliflr official dutle and r . .1.. ..i . ...I i,u.k niH recently irnn;mu, w ECi. Annr inn Dievornl hang-over matter, r I WM CttllVllnniu llJ iwurii i.il rharle Wtilta were de lected to erve as council iha two year term. Jatua ii nid Cliarle Whoaler wor riveted iia councilman tor year term. ih new councilman look En, Former Mayor K. I. 111 i the mayor ns to the ktloui or eligibility of Charlo lo act hh councilman, ine ild tlir.t a liol a matter to dlKcumt, hut a mntter for li to di'diin upon, i ouiicu- ,n and Mii'ou.ld rand that of th cli rtor.wiilch atataa illcatlu;! of in", office hold- he niayir th- n llHto'iud. Mr. .led tlmt ho w a wl'.llng to .il Wheeler If lio (Whoalor) ika an ifid.-vlt Hint lis had 8t. Helen for a year, mida the affidavit and the kicll lima rotod to aoat tha ncll. iwlnliiii'nln Are Made. the now cxuncllu'.en had ielr mill, tha mayor an that lio lrd appointed IS. fc. p, recorder; George Potter aa I.. 0 Ho. city lioilth or bit 1. 1 VfinOrshoveit, city r rnd J. W. Day. city attor- li council ratified the np- Iki. Tie r.nyc r air-3 nn- h:l toinmllteo. m jlntl lent, lar Charlc Wl.llo wta cloct- .lenl of I ho con trll wiul J. K. n rarelved the ap-iolrtmant minimi In Wont HI, llol- rlhnan Wheeler r.akml tha lor a (laanniM atatoinent of and It wa promised that the r would linva audi atata- idy for t tin council at their Ming or neon thoref'ar. :il mailer relative to atrnet rmrnt with taken up and il and mi nrdlnaiice for the nicni of Winter atrant wu tlit first ami aocund llmra. . were u iitttnhor of Intereatad kin prcm'iil rnd It waa appar- all of thi'in enjoyed i por tend, of tint ahow which waa CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS A FINE MEETING HlANS CELEBRATE TOMORROW NIGHT K.'n Arc "inning anil Grand vii-hrm Ion to m llt-ltj rmw night will ha a Mir for I Iki I'yihliina of Columbia for the ) I) K. K.'a are com- I lllCV aril rnmlnt m tiiinitrnil For the Information of tha 'U'd. It mlKht ha dialed that K. K.'a are. a aldo. or lilrli- K of tha KnlKhta of Pythias P'fry good Pythian, aooner or wmi- a i). o. k. K. A nm uf the tiii'iti ti.T of Avon lodaa lo the higher ordor, but those noi, will ,(, ii tlnlAil Inln lh. fle the order nnd will travel I1;! lands of tha deHort" at have "ir urHinrn nicmbara. Th ''Hon In irlnelnc Ihnlr nwn Mcll, liy Dm wr v la una nf H In the Northwest, and there 1)1 Hlri'i't -inr-iln at 7-!n Mny of tho 60 vlctliia who iniuutnl Into the oritur will COtimilrlniiu utif H . i J" niettlln.ru i t il... i...i ...i. i. NIC to undiTatnnd that evory Ued lo wlttinaa the crttolty "Ml Ue Iimtllfl linnn Ilia . PMm win, .t i,fl ' '"Ill tile nrilnr t .... f lorui i.t, i..i... . r.j lh ""'f.in Uln J.li:iOU w. wri11 ,own" ln ,n county "IK tlnill l nil......! u - to linar tho band and toe f'm parado. Htata llloliKUt (ilvin Iwtura and 1'lrturm of Anlinnl Wild Mfo The rngular bUHlncaa tnoi'tli'K of tho Ht. Medina Chtmbar of Coin marca waa bald on Wnd.'utmluy nlxht Htnte HloloKfHt Wllllum Klnlcy, ul tha cunclualon of a abort IiuhIiixkii procram. Rave a txclure urnl motion plcturn ahow of blrila, flHhlnK and wild animal Ufa In Oregon. Thf thouaund poop In who aaw the pic ture! nnd heard the lecture were unanimoua In thulr opinion that both wore wonderfully antortalnliiK rnd Inatructlvo. Mr. Kltiley waa lilnhly plaaaad with the cordl::l rucepiton (Ivan lilm and favorably ImpreHMeo with the people of Ht. Melon. In the nfturnoon ho entertained the chool children with a lecture end motion picture ahew. The tbentri: lulldlni waa filled to overflowlnn and many had to aland. Tho lec ture wu vary liiHtructive and the children were plowed at tha beauti ful picture ahown. Itolh of tlm en tertnlnment were Riven under the ouNplcea of the Ht. Melon t'hamber of t'oinnierce a:d were for the cine, tnlnment of tha member, their friend and children. (letin-l'p Day a Hucrin At the buMl;ie iiieetlnn which preceded the cnterl'ilni'ient, 4)r. U. (1. Ho, city health officer, xiive a roaume of the reult of I'lean-up Day and tho beneficial reHult ob tained. Me complimented tin Chamber of Commerce and tho cap tain who bud ch.-.rite of the cum-t-alun on the Rood work done. Kxecutlve Secretary Htorla nindo a report aa to what trid been r.ccom pllahed alnce tha hint meeting uml alao mentioned tho fact that the Fourth of July committee wa bony at work nrr'Uigltir the program for tho blggenl nnd boMt celebration Hi. Helen ever hud. The I'nltnd Arti rn. he ald, vera coming down lOUU atrona: and they would bring tn any of thulr Portland friend with them. Tha aecrelary mentioned many other problem .which tho chnmbei wit working on and gave a good Idea a to what wa being accompllHhed. MiiilH'f-liln I lucre lug Dr. J. II. Klynn, chulrmun of the ntotnborililp ciimmlttao preHented tha name of 17 who had made np pllcatlon for memlierahlp In the chamber. They were accepted. Vice I'reldent Charle Wheeler, who pre- alded at tho meeting, wu highly gratified at the showing mad'j ami a Ino at the InlereBt taken In the meeting. He wild t hut arrangement were being made for a npeclul at traction at tho next meeting and hoped that In tho meantime problema which are now being de veloped, would bo In audi ahnpo a to make a report. Tho St. Helen Chamber of Commerce I growing I and I accompllHhlng much good and! tho Mlt congratulate the officer and member on the aiicco they; have made. HtKKULl) MURES VICTORY LOAN DRIVE HIGHWAY CONTRACT; STARTS ON MONDAY i t IT IS A $68,000 JOB'COUNTY QUOTA $162,450 Work ti, H,rt at th.ee on HiaHH-.M. rl7,MV:""ty K,eto'1 to Deer Highway Ver D-rlng Coming Week i Tho Vlctorv I-nm rflmno irn nnana O. Hm-roM ban Hwcured thoion Monday, April 2lBt. Columbia1 conimci tor tho grading of the IiIkIi- I county quota I $162,450. Tha wny between HcappooHe nnd Mc-1 ouota aHlnned to the four banking HrldVa fin, a dliunco of about uptown are a follow: St. Helen, mill-. The contract price for tin- 3,025; BcappooBO, $16,750; 23, work I $60,000 and tho Male high.1 175 and Clatskanle, $40,600. The way cotiiinlHKlon ha tlpulated thui , ntanagora appointed for the drive are: the work nniHt lie begun at once i Scnppooae, Mr. Grant Vr.tt; War und completed by October Int. A-Ireu. A. II. Tcrbcll; St. Melon, Freo aoclaled with Mr. Herrold are W. V. ! Morgtt; Goble, It. L. Kenny; Kaln Tobey. bl heud office man, and II. ' lnr. A. L. Fuller; Clatskanle, O. J. b. wenpain, wno will superintend th C'Venaon; Kerry, A. 8. Kerry conmruction work. . isiano, Mr. Jack Apploton. WORK IS STARTED ON THE NEW MILL riling Being Driven for Foundutloq of Another Mill There might have been some who doubted the story In the Mist two week ago a to the building of an other mill at the point on Sauvle Island. Should there be any of these doubting one, the Mist take great pleasure In informing them Work to Hlnrt at Once. Mr. Herrold Inform tho Mint that It I the plan to Hturt work at once. i no rirt job will bo on the rock that several raft of piling have beeu delivered at the place where the mill Is to be built and that a largo pile driver 1 right now busy driving the piling for the foundation. H. F. McCormlck, one of the lead ing spirit in the enterprise, informs tho Mist that no time Is to be lost In getting tho mill built nnd ln opera tion, and that before the summer is Deer P?st, he hopes it will bo in operation. it 48 understood that the plans have been somewhat changed and that the mill will be considerably largei tlirn the one at first proposed. Portland Kic'tK to be Klrat. A telep;rara to Chairman Morton from John L. Ethrldge. state chair man, urges that Columbia couut work from West Ht. Helen down the ,:c,'P UP record of being first In lino, imt) already Mr. DeHpaln Is get-1 rtrlotlc drives. The county has tho ting the neceHHary machinery as-1 envlnhlo reputation of being first sembled nnd employing men. Bo fari01"1 " B proposed to m-Ltain this Local members of the Methodist a poHHlblo. all local men will b? i record. It 1b not expected there will ! church are observing a week of dally r."-n inn preierence anu mere win i uu "ptucn m-uKing, orus oanu , prayer. This Is part of the natlon- METHODISTS HOLD WEEK OF PRAYER wide program for the success of the Methodist centenary, and it is esti mated that more than 1,000,000 be a number of team reoulreil I cr public meetings la order to stlmu Those ileKlrlng work may ce either I '"te Interest for the Victory Loan. Mr. DeHpaln or Mr. Herrold. j The government ha offered a fine .vir. Morrow alo mated that ha investment to tne public, a bond Methodists, with members of 22 wotuu auniet portion of tho road, o , ornwing per cent interest. While other denominations, are praying that it would be possible for several I n number of men were thrown out of 1 every night this week. Last week men with team to tako on sm.-.U j employment by the closing of the 4,000,00 blanks wore distributed in contract. He ha eHtabllHhed an of- shipyards, tt is pointed out that ln 18,000 Methodist churches through flea In Wet St. Helen and will boi,,,e l!,Ht. or Fourth Liberty Loan cut the country. They will be col- oi iyb, bi. neiens Buoscrinea tor moro lected at Easter services, man tzuu.uuo of bonds ST. HELENS SOLDIERS TELL OF BATTLES IN .THICK OF FIGHTING Did Their Part In Winning World' War Iloth Were Wounded Clad lo ei tlioHO who desire to work on tho highway. I'HVlng Contract N Let A contract ha been awarded to tho Warren Construction company for paving tho hifhwny from Deer Inland to a point near Delena, about and Chair man Morgu doe not think there will be any trouble In raising one-third of that amount for tho Victory IxinR. A. H. Tarbell, chairman of the Warren district has tho assurance that the resident of Hint community '!U""'r- wrtiio sum Wil respond the ame as they have Vf ,,.?4.2,;- 7'.'o P"1""1 ,V done In the past, and there is no be bltulithlc and 12 feet wide, tt hlle doubt ng to ,he rosults ln tne ,0WC1 the p.ople of tho county are very en( of Uie county. nlad that tho lilfhway coniiiilssloi, . , , , ha decl.led to do some pavlna. ! U fr.u,a ,0Ibe ln? -"cncr'l, lll3a ,ha be On the con. tlw... lu ......... I ll.U..llur...l..n in ,rui i,. iinn.iiini,,i,iii, Mini - . ,., . . . tho pavement Is to be only 12 feet! ,h" ah etV? k"1"1 ,'!CC.d, 0 wtdo. It 1 anruad thr.t -with the;"" " :r ..'.'" V" iiiiii, iiirj win ku lu iiiuir o.IIUH oil Monday morning, April 21st, nnd lledge themselves to aid Uncle Sam In ..-..I ...... 1.111. throughout the coenty v. Ill endeavor l'" w-' "lc lo have the commlHslou chnnKe tha T,, ,, ,,, ,,,nn .,, program. There tiro t.umy shr.rp . ,.,;., . ',, " " ' i i i imiiiui i au x caiiiwi ut uviiivi; miw feet Is entirely too narrow i-.nd It l curve on the highway, rnd It Is; argued that a 12-Cool p-vniuont will! make these curves nil the moro! dangerous. the government steamer, Auhburn laden with a partial cargo of ties and lumber, destined for New York, left, cut Thursday night. The Ashburii eoes to tt'estport to complete her cargo which is the first cargo on the 50,000,000 feet of ties which the Mc The St. Holt lis Chamber of Com nierco baseball tenm will try con elusion with the High school team ! Cormick company recently contracted tomorrow afternoon. Tho game i for and which are for use on eastern Mtnrt at 2:30 o'clock. railroads. According to Rev. Hisey the aim Is to set up a prryer barrage that shall absolutely assure success of tho gigantic financial drive of the cen tenary, May 18. Sunday schools, Epworth leagues, churches all are taking part during Holy Week. And It Is expected that the 1.000,000 er.rntst persons thus concentrating lielr appeal, will assure the success of the $105,000,000 financial can- l.aign for the evangelization and re building of the world. Prof. Philip M. Hicks, who Is in the employ of McDougall company of Portland, will be here tonight to re organize the St. Helens band. It Is requested that all of the members of the old band and any others who are interested in St. Helens having an up to date band, will meet in the basement of the courthouse at 7:30 o'clock. H. V. Eshom and Percy Harrison, of this city are interested in again getting the band boys to gether and it ish oped that many will turn out. The steamer Ernest Meyers, laden with 986,000 feet of lumber, sailed Saturday night for San Pedro. NOT THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT ARROW ESCAPE I'KOM DROWNING kinnri m..i. , . . , -. .:, nn noon as noar T .'ry ""vo he wishes to mi.i. ,7 "''.iiurnion to t ie iiniita I'ntiiiiw ...in n... - . . . all n ' ,I,B "OH H one ami there worn 28 long r?" on It. Another iw ,i,J!,"r aml P"8"'' the WlUCh Nitutl.nl.l . ai swoii ' "u" ruling. 'u,B r,1.,'y 1,10 PHlng boat kllln. i r0CU' nnd Now" .Ln '!' balnnco. was In the 0 WH, ."r,,l HO Newbold didn't nu i - ii vj .ii 0 II Ik fl Mn 1.1- 1 Hi. liofivJ . " " nwvy worK P" linkin. i""r01"'. m fact, that! 'V"r. 1,8 time, ue- I'hirle. m "u. uo turned 'lane McCiiUioy nut a t, rtfiirn nroiinil Iy put a pike pole if tj-.ii' . w,lB narrow eBcann boat i " ,,y- "to pike pole and r would ill ,R mment later, h 'o te lmvo boen different CENTENNIAL CELEBRA TION I. O. O. F. LODGE 8t. Melon Ix)dgo No. 117, I. O. O. K., will observe tho Centetutlul Celebration of the founding of the lodgo. Tho lodge and also tne Itebokah Uidga No. 117, extend u cordial Invitation to all members of the order to unite with them In cele brating the 100th pnnlversary of the founding of the lodge, on Saturda evening, April 2th. The banquet Is from 8 to 7:30 p. m., and a atrect parade, musical and literury cxer oi.n. wilt Inii be feature. Noble Orand Ira Snurar and Secretary Charle lUuksoloy have promised to furnlah the Mist with more delalb. for our next Issue and tnoy wuni n distinctly understood that nil Odd Fellows In the county are expected to be present at the anniversary celebration. DESTROY THE MOTH ; SAYS FRUIT INSPECTOR A. L. Morris, fruit Inspector for the county, ha Issued a bulletin to l.ni.r. nnd tllOHH llBVlllg Orchards, and aDooaled to them to "Stop the Codlln Moth and All of the Motn K.n.ii in i, in plrcnliir letter, Mr. m,...i. .in i on Hint more fruit nnd vegetables aro destroyed by moth than are saved, or ovor 50 per cent is tlcBtroyed. In ordor to bii ravages of those posts. Mr. Morris gives a very slmplo remedy, which is: "place a tub or water in m i"i""'j Put a pint of kerosene oil in It and mispond a lantorn about two Inches from the water. Mght the lantern at night for the time the moth Is bad." Mr. Morris siaiea umi farmers who havo trlml tin "'!"" remedy have heon surprised at tne tosult and he Is anxious that every cue Interested In fruit culture try It rnriinni Lumbermen have hi r.n.ori n en-nneriite with Oregon highway commission In layltm n ex perimental Bectlon of five miles or wood block paving with full conll dence that f It Is properly put d, wn It will prove so satisfactory that it will be the forerunner of an exten sive use ot wood blocks In the northwest. Two St. Helens boys who took pari In the decisive battles "over there" arrived home this week. Carl Aamand came home Weduesday nnd Justin Wilklns arrived Thursday morning. In tho lively scraps with the Huns, both ot them were wound ed. Aamand, who with a contingent of the drafted men left St. Helens in the fr.ll of 1917 for Camp Lewis, was sent to New York in January, 118. and after a few days la Camp Mills, embarked for England. No time was lost in getting to France, and after a period of training he was, with other members of the Fourth Divi sion, sent to the front. He was lu the big battles of Chateau-Thierry, Vesle, The Marne and Argonce. Aamand was made a "wagoner," and assigned to the ammunition or supply train. It was his job to see that the boys at the front were sup plied with ammunition and food. The work, he said, was done mostly at night, for the German planes were very active and took especial pains to see that all of the roads were bombed. Oftentimes, he said, the road would be torn up by a big shell and his wagon train, in the darkness ot night, would try to reach the front by going over another route. It wa the case several times that ln taking a new road, the train was lost and in the mud and darkness, nothing could be done except to wait for daylight and the German planes. His division was ln the front line for many days and 12,009 of tbem were numbered among the dead, wounded or missing. At Chateau Thierry, Carl was driving a water wagon. Strict orders had been given not to furnish the never end ing procession of wounded men with any water. This was done because so many of them had been gassed and If they were given water, the consequence would have been that a wounded soldier would have died. It was hard, he said, to hear them cry for water and not be able to give It to them. The wagoners, however, used their own judgment and gave water to the wounded, who. It waa apparent had been the victim of ma chine guns. Chateau-Thierry was a big and bad fight, Aamand said, but he did not think it compared with Argonne, for the Germans g?.vo way in thf first fight, but desperately resisted ln Argonne, and the American troopt. had much difficulty in making progress against the rain of machine gun bullets. For 19 days, Aamand and his companions were under con stant shell fire, and one time a high explosive shell bursted so close that the horse he was riding, was killed. Another horse was put tn harness and the load of hand grenr.des, rifles and cartridges wore delivered to the men at the front although the Ger man snipers paid especial attention to tho train. Aam?.nd pidn't get to see all of the Argonne drive, for aftet 10 days of hard fighting, his right arm was broken and he wr.s taken to a hospital. He Is very uncommunica tive as to what he did, but his part was a big one and It was faithfully done. While in tho service he was promoted to corporal. Waa Wounded by Bomb. Justin Wilkins, who was with tho engineers and encaged in repairing a big electric station just back ot Chateau-Thierry, does not have much liking for the German bombing rlnnos. About 10 o'clock on the uight cf August 16th, eight ot them sailed over and let go a number of bombs. There were 20 men in Justin's gang. Tho man nearest to him had his head blown off; one to the side ot htm lost an arm and leg, and instantly died and Justin re ceived a little souvenir in tho shape of a large piece of shrapnel. Eight of the other fellows were seriously wounded. Justin was removed to a French hospital and later to an American hospital and for seeral months was on crutches. His wound has entirely healed and he says he ta cs good as ever and ready to go again if it is necessary. The "dough boys," he said, showed the Huns what it was to make a real fight, and they could not stand the open war fare style of fighting which the Americans used. He regrets that hl wound kept him in the hospital and prevented him from taking part in the other big battles, but then a man strappod to a cot and having only one leg to use, couldn't do much except to regret that he couldn't be with the other boys. Justin Wilklns won a bet. It was n box of good cigars and he won It from Archie Nowbold. About a month ago, both of these St. Helena boys were ln St. Nazalre, France. They wanted to come horns and talk ed about it. Newbold thought Wil kins would be the first one to get home and Wilkins thought it would be his luck to be one of the last sol diers to leave the camp. Therefore, a . bet was made. Nowbold Arrived heme almost two weeks before Justin did, so Justin got the box of cigars.