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tfRW OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY OLUME XXXVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1919 NO. 21 (TORY LOAN QUOTA ALMOST SUBSCRIBED 5,000 YET TO RAISE Lpm vi-r Top In loit hut Co'- Uliihl I tiuinjr itriunu orcein liun gone over tlifl tup In tmry loan subscription, but noni litis cn-dll In duo to Columbia kiniy, fr according to figure sent In County Chairman Morton, the titty l yt 126. OUO abort. Tlio ,crltluu to tun loan clone oii luth, mid It will bo pay day In ny mill" und rump. It I hoped, rt-fure. that tlio f25,000 will lie iwtIIh'iI mid the Rood name of umhla roiinly upheld. Mimlly Fault of HI. Ilt-lriia. I niter communion In the county. tin, with few exception, raised gimla ivuhIkim'u nut Ht. Helen Tliuri.iluy it Ik lit tlio Columbia,! Lily bank reported ubcrlpllon approximately HO. OOQ and tli. I National bank liad 17600. 1 bin' notno $5000 from tho War- illHtrlit mid a row auhacrlpliona m Hoer iHhind. Tim quota for tin; rlrt la I K 2,000, o It can bo nn It St. Helen In yet $36,000 abort It li expected Unit to lay will oe na larce aubacrlptlon recorded. rli' It. McCormlrk wired from l Krnnrhteo authorizing II. F. Mc rmlrk, tho local manager, to iIiIh tlm NuliHcrlptlon of tlio St. i'ui Lumber company and the 8t ,-ni KlilpliiilblliiK company, In tbo nt that Kt. I Ixli'tia fell abort of quota. Tint aubarrlptlon of thnan kit hi 16260. Tho Nolialein In- irac-iit company ont In a aub- hptlon for $1600 and tlio Kit Lumber company la exported tu trrllie for $6000. F.von with thin, quota will not be filled and thosn b hae lin lilting for the In it . ant urged to go to tho linnk ami crllv Will PiiblUh Name. Irpunury official are willing that name of subscriber lie puhllahod ofilrlnlH of t lie Oregon lionil rtrra Iiovii alao exproaaod aurb initnna. Therefore, the Mlat, In nrit Ikhiih will puhllah a Hat of uhacrlhor from Ht. Helen. War , la-er iKliiml and Yankton, which In thin district. Hrappooao will f urn lli a lint of auhacrllmra. rhe employe of the St. Helen IhIht coinpnny are almost 100 por AHHlHtiinl MannRor John Sten Superintendent Joe Ijumlng f t chvixhs of the employe and It porti(l tluit very fw of them l to alien a Niihacrlptlon blnnk. K'rr, Mimic of the wxll-to-do men M. Ilelciin havo neclnctod to fill thi-lr appllrntlon blank, olumbla county ha alway beon pn tlio firHt rountle of OreRou tutmrrllin u quota In every war Mly work, and It la lionoil tbut thn fly one win remnniher tholr obll- llmi and fill out tholr aulmcrlntl.- fiki on or heforo the night of the tomorrow. TITION r.TRr.HT.ATRn OR PITTSBURG ROAD etlllonn are bnlnii circulated i. rni portion of tho county ak that tho county court take the fary atepa to aecure aid from itata hlKbwny commlaalon. the frnmpnt or tbo poat road fund. inn com pint ion of the I'lllahurt; Hclona road. Dr. J. II. Tlynn one of til(l potltlon at lllrken iB lie Lower Nehalnm and atntna fit wa readily algned by many 'it tblH nernaaarv road nut EKli. A petiilnn hn alao been 1 o a party at Vornonla and he la Ulat III I II In II,. I i,l.lnli. J. Kllppln. road supervlHor In iiinr iiiHtrirt alo bn a, petl PWli la being alKnod by manr PM and It H undoratood thot r namier t hnmber of Commerce f "'nil tholr effort toward aecur- lurina nereaaary for the complo ! Of the road. 0"lly t'lninilulrnn I,. M la probably one of tho moat ;"iauc iionainra for the road anu none mncii im...j . i.A Oon ami tbnt now In proRrea. urn iiiHitton are alRned, tho nolimii rln, t . "iK Jointly with the counly 1. Will m,,l 'Werm aid for the building of the COUNTY COURT IS NOW IN SESSION Jude Martin Wlilta (a I'rinidlng Over III Klrt Court H.-aalon Tho Columbia county court la In eaalon and JuiIrh Martin Whlto la prnaldliiR over h. firat bchhIoh of the court. Wodiieaduy and Thuradny there wore mai y caller. A deb ra tlon frrm Ka'nlnr ca:no f to ana what tho court would do toward ua alatlng tbo utali) highway coiiiihIh lon In puttliiR tho hlRbway ihrniiRu Italnli.r on tbo original aurvey It u undtiraljod tiiat deliiiritlon of Hr.lnlor buHlueaa :mti callnl on the at itii highway c it imlHabm nrd were Rlvon llitl.1 conalderutlon. I.uter however. A. 8. Ilnriaon vvro o the coininerclul club In Ital-iler to uacer luln whut the county court would do and what tlm city of Hitlulor would do toward building tbo highway unman namier, a nil Mr. llenaoii In dicated that tbo rommlBMlon would bo In a receptive mood to help out on I ho work. Tlio dob-cation from Rain ier, tlioroforn, aakeii the county couri for aoiun aid and auggeHtod that k portion of the City of luinlor dlatrn t road fund he expended on the road Tho court took tho matter under ad Vlaeuient. A delegation from 1 Ion It on Baked that the road from tbo railroad trnrk to tho I'reacott corner bo Improved Till alao wu taken under collabora tion. A deed wn give n (o the City of St. Melon for a certain portion of the county property which I at tb. court houuo rorner and oppoalto the Columbia Counly hank. Tho pur pose la to widen the atreet, or road at thla plnre. It la undoratood that the Columbia County bank will round out tbo corner of the bank building and Hum help In widening the trot, At leaat. that la tho lm-! preaalon of Comiulaalonera llnrvey and Weed. The court la at ill In amotion, and In the next laauu of the Mlat a more dn ti.llud report will bo given na lo what they did. ! ONE HUNDRED MEN RETURNTOSHIPYARDS MUCH WORK" IN SIGHT KU-niner HuIIn to be Con vert el Into lliiifn' More Work to Follow Approximately 100 men who worn recently laa.lt! off from the 8t. Helena niiipnuiKiing company and the Som maralrom yarda, have returned to work. At the SoiumarHtroin yard the atoiiiner hull ('nulla, Ih to b con verted Into a bargo and un official of tbo company Informs the Mlat that 57 men have been put to work on tbo Job. In a abort time, tho aerv Icea of 15 or 20 caulker will be re quired which will bring the working force up to 76 or 80. At the Ht. Helena yard, work ha alarted on transforming the atenmei Shaw Into a barge. Officials of that yard on Monday received word from government officials to Immediately begin audi work, nnd on Tuesday morning Superintendent Cnrl Chrla tenaen hud notified lome 60 men and they reported for work. It Is thought that it will require two or hree month to finish the Joba and by Hint time It la hoped thut othei work will have been contracted for and a force of men kept at work In the yards. The shipbuilding Indimtry has been of great benefit to St. Helena nnd the business men of the city am highly pleased th:.t affulr have so shaped themselves, that nt least, a part of the large crew aafployed dur ing the past season, can now find employment. PREPARATIONS MADE FOR HIGHWAY WORK Warren Const nu t Ion Company Kh. Inlilixli Camps for I'uving Crews COMMITTEES AT WORK ON FOURTH PROGRAM Plans Ilelng Formulated (VMiration for Kite A big celebration of the glorious Fourth la assured nnd that celebra tion will bo In Ht. Helena. The com mittee appointed by the exocutlvo committee have met several times during tho week mid are hard nt work arranging thn program. The I'nlted Artisans, aa has before been slated, will poln with St. Helens In tbo celebration. They have sent out circulars to thousand of their iiipm bers asking Ihoni to attend the 8. Helen celebration. Ilnrhwur One Itlg Feature Olio of the big features of the celebration will be the big barbecue. A party who mnke a specially of the barbecue business has been en raged and It la assured that this par., of tho program will he enrrled oul to the satisfaction of all nnd be one of thn big features. Sport, both on land and watet. will also be feature, ltueos, (wait hall, games, tug-of-war content, log rolling conleata, gasolene boat rnce.i, etc., are on the program and nre sure to furnish the thousands who will be here, much amusement. Tho committee have not furnlsn ed tho Mlat with a full report of what la exported to bo pulled off, but II la a tafo hot Hint tbo two-day celebra tion will be full of thrills nnd amusements, and that the airplanes, submarines, torpedo boats nnd other attractlona which will bo here, will add much to tho celebration. Tbo Wnrf-n Construction com-j puny secured the contract for pav ing tbo highway between Deer Is-i hind (Mcltrlde's) nnd Delens, and in, order to hasten tho work, they havi i established camps nt Door Island, Coblo nnd Rainier. It Is understood that thn highway commission has decided Hint tbo pavement shall be 10 feet wide instead of 12 feet, as was first decided upon. It will take sumo months to finish tho job, but an official of tbo Wnrren Construc tion company, when In St. Helens o;i Thursday, assured the Mist that nm company was going to do everything In tholr power to hasten tho comple tion of the job. l'ress reports st'ito that the high way commission will let a contract for tho hard surfi-cing of that por Hon of tbo highway between Delena and Clntskiinlo, and if such contract Is entered Into, the entire highway, from tho Multnomah county line to tho Clatsop county line will be hnrd Burfiircd with the exception of that part of the rond between Scnppoosb and Door Island, nnd when the grna tug on that Job is completed. It Is probable that tho commission will let contracts for hurdsurfnclng so that the highway through Colum hln county, for the entire distance, will bo paved. COURT SESSION STARTS ON 13TH CITY COUNCIL HAS A VERY QUIET SESSION HAZEN DAM OPENED Hpectatf.n, Bre ,yw anj Only Routine llUKinesa Brought lieore Council Tbo city council met In regulat sisson Monday night. All of the officer were present. The mlnutej of the previous meeting were read and approved. Marshal Potter re ported that ho had removed Hazen's dam and opened the ditch through the flat and that the water waa run ning toward the river and no ono seemed damaged, and that, appat ently, everything was in better shapa thun when Hazer.'s dam held the wafer back and flooded the premises of certain persons In the Zelgler Ad dition. City Attorney Makes Itrport City Attorney J. W. Day reported on the Improvement of Hlver atreet from Cowlitz street north to the courthouse corner. He had Inter viewed several parties along the street and all of them had signified tbe!r w'll'ngnoss to Improve the atreet. He thought It was an oppor tune time to Improve the street, so the council made and carried a motion that the city attorney make the necessary papers and attend to all matters pertaining to said Im provement. The condition of the city's fire truck waa brought to the attention of the council nnd It was agreed that the metter be taken up with A. G. Long & Co., nnd see that they have the necessary repairs made. The council approved some $500 of hills and Insructed the recorder to draw warrants in payment there for. J. S. Mowry made a complaint that stray dogs were killing his rab bits and catching his neighbor's chickens. He asked the council as lo how to abate the nuisance and he wes Instructed to use big shot gun and that no complaint would be lodged against him. Charles McCauley, chief of the fire department, made a report as to the condition of the fire department and fire risks In St. Helens. He was; given full authority to see that all! ordinances relative to such condi tions were enforced. Little else' came before the council. ASKED TO REMEMBER THIS MEMORIAL DAY Allen Aaka for Fitting Celebration In Honor of Nation's lead Boliilers MEAT MARKET CHANGES HANDS O'Connor & Garrison Sell Their HiihlncKM to Morton & Wilson A deal was made Wednesday whereby O'Connor & Garrison trans ferred to Ray Morton and Georgu WilBon their meat market and butch er business. The new firm will con duct the business at the same old stnnd, and Hay Morton will be' In charge. They will continue to con duct the Central Market on Wil lamette street and will serve their customers in that territory from that market. MASONIC LODGE HAS MANY GUESTS Tho next session of the circuit court will convene on Tuesday, May 13th. It will bo a regular session of tho court ana mere are ninny i cases on the docket. The Jury re-, cently drawn hna boon notified to; appear on the date above mentioned.; Saturday night, nt a special meet ing of the local Masonic lodge, there were some 60 guests. Most of the visitors enme from the Sellwood (Portlnnd) lodge nnd there were a number from different localities in Columbia county. A candidate re ceived the third degree and the Sell wood lodge team put on the work After the lodge closed, a banquet was served and plates laid for 100. The local lodge is gaining in member ship and is in flourishing condition. "A day of decoration not dese cration," is what County Superin tendent Allen Is asking the schools to make this Memorial day. "This is a solemn day and ono that r.ll should be proud to celebrate," ssld Mr. Allen. "Too many tines, it is mndo merely a day of merriment. " In a request for the observance or Memorial day sent out to his teach ers, Mr. Allen writes the following: 'Memorial day this year has a wider meaning than It ever had be fore. Sacred as the day has been it. out national life because of the mem try of the sacrifices of those who have given their lives for the estab lishment of the principles of liberty and justice in our beloved land, thla year Its meaning has been broaden ed and enriched by our participation in the world war. Along with our own soldiers, men of other nations have fought and died that these principles might be established throughout the whole world. "It is fitting, then, that in our ob servance of memorial day this year we give thought to its widened scope, and that wo render tribute to the memory of that vast multitude of men of all the nations, who in the recent war made the supreme sacri fice as soldiers cf the army of tho right. "With this added weighty reason for the observance of Memorial day, no community should let the day pass without fitting recognition. Ana I can conceive of no recognition more fit than the formal observance of rt in the school room. In our schools lies the hope of the nation. There is no problem before us as a nation to day, but needs, for Its successful Eolutlon, an educated body of citi zens, with a common background ot knowledge and of ideals. It is emi nently right that the school should be the first to take advantage of thlw opportunity to inculcate, In old and young alike, ideals of true citizen ship and of true patriotism. "There Is a wealth of material for A nrnfrrnm thla vnnr That rlvon li , --- - . . . ..Hh n ' ' tho pamphlet is but a portion of what is available, and is Intended to be suggestive merely. It ought to be possible for every school to have the best Memorial day program this yrar it has ever had." REPAIRS STARTED ON ST. HELENS DEPOT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLDS A BUSY SESSION 100 ARE PRESENT Many Matters of Importance are Urought Before tlmt Body Officials ot tho S. P. &' S. R. R. company have, at last, recognized the deplorable conditicTS which ex ist at the depot. It is possible that A. J. Davidson, general manager ot tho railroad, nilsM havo rer.d a re cent article in the Mist relative to the sh-.cty he maintains for the ac commodation of Ct. Helens people, nnd which he calls a depot. At anj rate, Davidson, out of the fullness of his herrt, and wishing to express his love for the St. Helens people, has had his section gang lay several new boards on the railroad crossing, ana to further show his appreciation of the St. Helens patronage, has hau several loads of crushed rock nnd screenings dumped on tho station grounds. If Davidson wasn't a rail road official and acting undor orders of tho U. S. Railrord Admijistrctlon, the Mist would suggest a recall. Davidson doesn't play fair with St. Helens, and though he Is fully con versant with conditions, he pays no attention to the needs of St. Helens. The steamer Wapama, after taking on 450,000 feet of lumber, left down river last night to complete her cargo. STOLEN AUTO IS RECOVERED ?Y OPERETTA PRESENTED TONIGHT rh Onnrelln 1 1 -i .... n tm Hn ,, miner uiu nugiir Tree.," wm nrMBnlnil , tho W' oi?ht Un- t iiwf in ." ol m- A- F. uar of . Uu"1 John-Hon, teach I an lu lr1.KrH(,e' M,BB e'n" Ukl 8. r:' " Mr.. A. P0 70 or 1,16 tlllr (We. E'd win . 1 ,ll,e S'aooB men. w. 1 HlaK t play Tlu ?Z I,.nJ.. have Cn h a. by the teachers Ithftn , .niance will go off II b .,' "c"- The net proceeds rcllr" . 11,0 't-ary board to rfy , V""'1' ool for the "xetsaoM K. frm the "umber . Hie S n B"(l n,ft "tt manl 1 early in Vi "' 'Kn wm D ...v DYOUing, Thursday night. May 1st, pnrtles broke Into tho garage of Father, Hnmpsnn and Btolo his Ford automo i iii nniicn lii Port land and thoy wero on the lookout I for the car. Friday morning the: automobile was found near I.lnnton. It bad boen run off tho nignwny ami i over a high bank, and, lanuing on the railroad truck, was consxteramv damaged. Fnthor Hampson had it fixed up and drove It home and now j he hna n groat big Vale lock on the garage door. Buildings on West Row, University of Oregon, Eugene Chamber of Com- morco, on account of the numerous peddlors and solicitors tor mm m.... ;. i., .,,! whli-li Invariably Is claimed to bo for tho benefit of tho aoldlera or sailors, hns gono ou roc ord aa opposing nny such soliciting unlosa the solicitor una m w. the secretary ot tho Chamber of C om morce. The solicitor must present i.i. --.i...,iinia in Hecrotary Storm, mm 1 1 1 1. - and, If be represents a worthy cause, a card will oe given mm "-" .i.. ....,. r cnniinerce approves lliu v.iimiiuv. w. - - . cf his work. Unless a solicitor lia such n card, the pcopio oi en are warned not to contribute to the aollcltor'a cause. This, it i thought, la nocessnry on account or e many bunco games which have recentTy been pulled off by lllnoraut. who have boen caiivaMlng St. i en. and obtaining money from 'h" cltlieni under one guise or another ftp P Uf tiiw- " 1 ' -i m i L-Sj I The regular bi-monthly meeting of ' the St. Helens Chamber of Com merce was held at the city hall on Wednesday night. Almost 100 peo ple were present, which speaks well for the Interest being taken in thn work of the chamber and Is grati fying to tho officers. The minutes of the former meet ing were read and approved. Execu tive Secretary Storla made a report dealing with the business transac tions of the executive committee and also some of the propositions which were under, advisement. Names ot 12 men who h..d made application for membership were read and upon vote, were granted membership In the chamber. A. B. Lake, chairman of the com mittee appointed to Interview the county court as to having seats placed in the Plaza, reported that the court had given permission to place several seats and upon Toto ot the members, the committee waa authorized to buy four seats, or benches to be placed In the plaza and also see if some benches could not be placed near the court house and overlooking the river. Improvements to Bathing Beach Mr. Wheeler brought up the matter of improving Columbia beach. He suggested that some necessary conveniences be Installed and that a connection be made with the city water main which goes to Columbia City, so that drinking water might be had at the beach. He stated that many people go to the beach for picnics and recreation and the lack of drinking water was a great in convenience. L. 3. VanOrshoven, chairman ot the St. Helens water board, agreed with Mr. Wheeler .3 to a supply of drinking water and stated that the water commission would be glad to co-operate with the chamber of commerce. In the matter. It was also suggested that It woul 1 be a good idea for the members of the chamber to have a ''Beach Da" ' and each member get out and hein build a road to the beach. President Morton, upon suggestion of C. C. Cassatt, appointed such committee. A suggestion was also made that little cooking ovens, such as are to ht found on the Columbia highway. b installed, nnd L. R. Rutherford thought this a good Idea. He men tioned the fact that in addition to the many St. Helens people who visit the beach, there were also numerous Portland people who came, and such conveniences as were suggested, he thought, would add to the attractive ness of the beach. Others spoke along the same lines and It seemea the unanimous opinion that the Im provements suggested be gotten under way at the earliest possible moment. Dried Fruit Plant Possible Secretary Storla stated that he had received enqiury as to the establish ment' of a plant to dry fruits. The company making the enquiry had Warren under advisement as the proper place to establish such plant. It was the sense of the meeting that all possible encouragement should bo given towards the establishment ot the industry and aid Warren in secur ing the plant. County Xommlssioner Judson Weed thought such a plant would be ot great benefit to the farmers. Col umbia county, he said, was a great fruit producing county, and if such a plant was established, the farmer could dispose of much of their fruit which now goes to waste. The Fourth of July celebration was called to the attention of the mem bers, and it was explained by Secre tary Storla that the committee ap pointed were hard at work. It was planned, he said, to make it the big gest and best celebration that was ever held in St. Helens. Chairmen Are Appointed. President Morton made the follow ing appointments as chairmen of the evening, to serve at the coming six meetings of the chamber: H. A. Chtlds, H. M. Buck, E. I. Ballagh. W. J. Fullerton, L. R. Rutherford and Glen Metsker. No further business appearing, the meeting was turned over to A. R. Spearow, chairman ot the evening. He made, a few appropriate remarks as to the growth of the chamber of commerce and said he hoped It would continue to grow. Such an organiza tion waa necessary, he said, and the support given by the people ot St. Helens, was very encouraging. S. B. Ingham favored the audience with a solo. His accompanist was Miss Johnson. They responded to an en core. Mr. Spearow then introduced Prof. Leslie R. Mutch, who Bpoke on "Sizing up the Other Fellow." He spoke for an hour and entertained his audience. Laden with 1,016,000 feet of lum ber and carrying three big Scotch marine boilers on deck, the steamer Wahkenna, sailed Saturday night for San Pedro and San Diego.