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Uorial Day Will be Observed in St. Helens Program Begins 1:30 P. H.
1 1 . n w II TTW I I v wvazjaa 1. 1 ill II r I I II i mm urn i r II i PVTTi miri J" I- I I I I I II II 1 . I I i. OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY LUME XXXVIII. ST. HELENS. OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1919 NU. 23 WSMUHR TCTER HANSEN j jjj , Jf BEN COPELAND 1 1 GEORGE WOLZ " v. JitA f I yJ ' & k, r 1 L J f-" '- ijwhl ,? .'. iH-cemlMsr. 118. He was Master Signal Engineer l , A '1 1 fT M ' l'" ' ! - . VV Vn-rS, ? I'"1, c,mr!"or " "'Mliumcal work on the 25 planes which were In hit - ; V. ' V W if. t 1 "VTl.vf! hi, 1 1 H"un:lro,'""1 27 planes (official) to its credit a..d 27 f V"sS-. t J 7 )j MHer German plane (unofficial) were downed. ft" I " X II XW C t ll ,f,,'",,!lr i V." "'nir) He enllHtcd ln the navy soon after the outbreak fl L II c XC S I i ., .... JS'f l S.. t l,,.w,l,K on a Bub ch" on the Atlantic coast. Recently he f 1 II i ' rfftM was ransferred to Hremerton. Washinnton. and Is on duty there. 1 13 l 1 (I'hoto hy J. T. Scott) kti with thu 38Ut Ambulance tiy. 3I6tli Hanltary Train. to Cuip I.cwlH and quiet c t Hie front, lie wus compuny , but wIk'ii nt St. Mihlol. Ar and KIuihIits, I had so many tion lilnmuir, that ha didn't b ihvc uny ono oIho In the if. With Harry Itlchardson as lrl:irr. ho wm busy for nine ki the A iron im brlnclna- lu kd icihlliTH. 1oule says he (t In auinu nxundod Germans, until the iloiiKhboys had been It to n ulmontiil dressing ing tho hot fighting ln"the Ar- s n up and down the ccnyun uiny times, but in Kty the tiurumn tnlpors over- mm, iiiouKii numerous men fi In I hit siiuiu line of work. n uie woumiod, wore killed by ipiTi iiKKii-n on tho banks I .on I m h.- returned to 8t. tnd tnkcn his old hhop In which he Is Interested. OBERT HARRISON ( I'hoto hy J. T. Scott) l S Km if A a if..iu..n I " iiiii i mull ui l!eni sii.l n lothor of the town ' nat v(iliiiit,.r...i ... i ... Li . iyi mirTICO III pistion ilepurtinent of the army. Mi In th.. . kl .i iuauiuil Willi nil Ot nor ki n.,i..n. ..r hlK fimits at Nancy and 8t. r- ' .ir siiuunron was close to ""i mid Mill) knnl hi. nl.n. l f hi iiHiia ... 'ICClliMll Rlmiin II.. t l.l. nil... n urn, urcounted for nuui- ..iiiiu )iung. n0b returned e from a sergeant. CARL AAMAND .-. ? (I'hoto by J. T. Scott) He is a St. Helens boy and has been fishing on the river here for severnl years. Ho went over with the 91 st Division, but was trans ferred to the Hth Artillery, llat tery K, and took special delight in helping to load (,0 hlg guns which sent tons of explosives and steel at the fleeing Germans. He admits however, that the Krltxes kept a few batteries In action while the Infantry was retreating, and that the gunner could guess prtty near where his tallory was located, a-:d even If they did miss It most of the time. It w is mighty uncomftrtublo at times. Hansen has returned his occupa tion of fishing and the Mist hopes he will be very successful, Just us ho was In the army. Stewart Mrkle (left) Ho enlisted In tho Aviation corps, April. 1917. nZa hnt J'. .'. ,),(;?,,,l,,!r- 18- ' was Master Signal Engineer i r . "1 f l""1""'"1 "-k on the 25 planes which were In hit siiuailron. Ihis soundroii Imil 97 i,.m.i.i, . ... ...j ,.n ...I...- - i . "' " luiiiviaif lu lis CIUU1I. UIIU 61 oil er German planes I unofficial) were downed. " "er Mehie (renter) He enlisted ln tho navy soon after the outbreak . Wa,r . W1V on a Bub cha8er on ,,,e Atlantic coast. Recently he was ransferred to Hremerton. Washington, and Is on duty there. ,ii iH? . '. ' (riK," 118 enlisted with the Oregon National Guard, the Old J-nd Infantry. Wus sent across seas December, 1918. Spent several months in ranee and wus then transferred to Southhampton, England, where he did guard duty at the docks, helped to take care of the hundreds 01 IIiouhiukIh of Hnlillnm iiimuln il..r,.,i, t j i. . , to St. Helens, May 21st. BURRELL GRAYES (mi ross FRANK THOMPSON ... il f S jysy Btjj K-H 1. li VW SUL 111 .. fc. r 1 - , (I'hoto by J. T.. Scott) Ho enlisted in tho Aviation corps at the outbreak of the war and after several months of training, was sent to Krnnro where he took care ot rl;ui"a that constantly harrassed the Germans. He Is a son of Mrs. Fan nie Kohs, of this city. HARRY RICHARDSON (Photo by J. T. Scott) He enlisted in the engineers and after some months of training, was sent to France. Oftentimes he was noar the firing line and worked un der great difficulties and dangers while building necossary military roads. He sIho hnlnnH in tha in struction of American saw mills over ln France. Thompson recently re- lurneu to si. Helens. (Photo bv'j T o.. I.8.,1!"" ."Iductcd Into Ihn .rm In l'"U0fl(in ," . ' I. . . . vn. tin Mr a a in ' m,,llel d Argonne. I fro, ,,.l,,0.ril'"n doughboys In P1 uium . in'lchM wera PP'led iC ySil""? '.,nd '"PPM". On AnrinmV.1 ,B ArB"ne flght iRh ,WU8 llf!ltly vounded. I 'oam I , 0 !h0" dropped near F'n.u , "UH,,rlvl''K. "lng one L, " and in trvin in .?. ti.. 1,8 uta and his arm broken. (I'hoto by J. T. Scott) Com puny mechanic in t'o. G, 36 1 Infantry, 9 1st Division. Ho saw hard fighting at St. Mihlol. Was in the big Argonne drive : nd for nine days was In (ho thick of the fight. After being withdrawn from tho front, hlsj regiment was sout buck to reliovei another regiment and for severs: days, they wero tho tnr.Tots for snipers rnd maciilno gun iu-nIs. Tim doughboys suffered great losses In this fight and niiny of tho men of Graves' compsny wero among the lost. For 24 hours ho was in n Utile trench, or hole In the ground, 6 feel lorg, 3 feel wide and 3 feet deep. Soldiers In the adjoining "holes," one on each side, wore killed. After be- Ing withdrawn from tho Argonne, his rof;!mo!il was sent to HelKlum nr.d took part in Mo Flanders drive, ilie wus there when tho urmlstlce was signed. Speaking of the nervo of somo of the American soldiers, Graves re lated nn Instance ofb rnvery almost without parallel. Thoro was a ser geant named Whitney; he became tired of the machine gun bullets picking off h!s men, so he determined to loeate tho nest. Indian -like, he wiggled through the underbrush and located the nest. A well aimed hanJ .grenade stopped the crew und seven of tho Gorman survivors took to llmlr heels. The scrgei'.nt .?s not contont to seo them run ho wanted j ,to stop Ihem, rnd with his tug nuto- i rintlo in linnii, g'ivo ciumn. mj time the automatic spoke, a German fell, shot In the hack, rnd the lastj survivor when turning to yell "katn- nrn.l mil lila lillllnl III Hie CllCSt. Sorgeiuit Whitney, then relumed to his men and there wr.s no further trouble from that particular ma-j chine gun nest. I The Flanders drive, llurrell said, was a picnic compared to the Ar gonne. While the Germans, nt sime points, offered stout resistance, they, did not hang on with the samo per. jslstency that they did In tho Ar- gonne, and some or mo iriui.io Amerlcnn troops hud, wns In keep.l Ing up with the kaiser's men who! were hot-footing It toward tho iKhlne. At night, however, mo ut;r Iman bombing plunos came over and Invnrlnbly made 11 mignty un,... fortnble for the doughboys, and or teu times Inflicted casualty's. ' so he did not see any more of the Argonuu uk"' , . n iHe returned to St. Melons In April. HUGH ADAMS Ho was a member of the 361 Am bulance company and 316 Sanitary train Hist Division. Wont overseas July 12, 1918. Enlisted Juno 9th. '"i'lrst ilrlvo of any Importance In which he took part wr.s St. Mlhlel nn.l vns in that drive lour days The next drive was the Argonne and tl e S-nttury train wont In on September i ...,,u muni mil lv at work niu u, urn T..." - .. ' .i... ,im,1im1 for 9 days. Ulch- rnlson end I-ouls Muhr worked to gether and brought In many wound ed Amerlcnn soiuiith. i ..... iniui mul ail2nd reclmenti i,'i.,, tin i Germans back of the Gesnes canyon, the Sanitary tra il brought In 250 woundod dough, bovs In one day. ll rrv saw the body of John An derson 'the Hnlnler soldier, soon nf ,7a hU h rxplnaivo shell had killed Anderson and four companions. Thinking the man mlfjht be wounded, 11 rolled tho body over and saw he dent If leal. on l:g mid realised that l,o war had conw pretty close to he n when It took for toll a soldier X l'ved otily .-- few miles distant 0 October 6. Harry's detachment was relolved and entrained for Hol rl tm end on October 30lh started In o he Flanders drive. Thoy were In this drive for five d: s before be "g relieved.' The fighting was "free but not like the fight ng in the Argonne. They wore sent to a rU ei inn on Kovcmhrr r and again to th- fr-.t ou November 10. n'rvl "IC n3::t dy tho ".rni stlce was s'rr.eJ. (I li i r i : Jj.' ."-i-;' : He is 21 years ot age and was In the navy for two years. He was on (Photo by J. T. Scott) Ben Is one of the St. Helena boys who volunteered soon after war was declared. He knew a lot about gaso lene engines and liked to ride fast, so chose the aviation department. He received his training ln Houston. Texas, and was then sent overseas. His officers found out that he was a skilled mechanic and they placed him In charge of several machines, and he also taught those who were to fly, the first rudiments of the fly ing game The fact that he was pro moted from private to sergeant, first class. Indicates that he served well and faithfully. Since returning to St. Helens he has resumed his olo i position with the Independent ,Auto Company. GEORGE KLONIS Y ' I sV 0" I , i (Photo by J. T. Scott) He was with Co. C, 162 Orogon In fantry, but was transferred to the 23rd Infantry. His first fight was at Verdun. At Bello Woods, his re giment relieved the Marines and he was In the trenches for 13 days. Ht was at Chateau Thierry and was In tho fight three days before a piece of shrapnel got him rnd sent him to the hospital for three months. A fow hours before be was wounded, Uls lieutenant ordered fixed bayonets and thev charirnri thn nprmin. Whan Ithey got through, there "were lots ui ueaa uermans ueorge said, and he states he knows he killed three. Not much attenticr. was paid to the ''kamerad" cry he said. Nonas had lived In St. Helens for eight years before being Inducted Into the army. His wound still bothers him consid erably. George, in sneaking nt tha rhii.n on the day he was woundod, made a statement to show the truo worth of American officers p.nd soldiers. He said the officer said "come on, boys, and he wont ln front of us and we wasn't afraid, and ell ot the sol diers followed the officer.'1 He also stated that the doushboys didn't take the tirao to capture nany pris oners, as their nrrinra w Vance. The infnroncn In thla niain. raent must be left to our readers. OUR TRIBUTE The Mist, In recognition of the heroic deeds ot those who nre plctur ed on this page of the paper, takes pleasure In presenting short stories about the boys stories thev have ktold to the Mist reporter and which we wiow are true. There are many ether soldier boys that we will men tion in a subsequent edition of the Mist. We have their little stories, or as much of them as they will tell, but In some Instances we did not have the photographs to go wllth the stories and then It is not our Inten tion to give all war stories in one is sue, ao from time to time, we will I rive other atnrlnn nn InlH ..a Kv aAi. the transport President Lincoln whenjdlera from this county, and soldiers a nun torpeuo sent mat oig vessoijwno did their duty at any and all . to tne Dotiom. rte maoe nurueroun times. ; trips across the Atlantic and came This paper would much appreciate i out oi uie BerricB ua snip s cook, n visit irom any or the returning sol 1 2nd class." He entered the service ! idlers, for the purpose ot getting little ,as an orainary seaman, nugn is in 1st. Holens and will go to work for Hoy & Frederlcksen. Both Scappoose and St. Helens claim Hugh, as he has lived in each place. However, he gave Scappoose i Relatives and friends at home want as ins residence. q near about it. uciaiw anu -Happenings which oc curred "over there," or over here, for no matter whether at home or abroad the American soldier lived up to tho traditions of his country'sc history. (Photo by J. T. Scott) He was cook in Company G, 361st Infantry. He went to Camp Lewis In the fall of 1917 along with many other Columbia county boys. With the 91st Division, he was sent to France early in 1918. He arrived in time to help out at St. Mlhlel, Ar gonne and on the Flanders front. It was his duty (and he did It well) to furnish the boys in the front line trenches with the best eats ob tainable. He could get and fix the eats, but oftentimes, It waa hard to deliver them, for the Germans, ac cording to George ,took especial de light in turning their big guns on the kitchen outfit and "spilling the beans," by wrecking the rolling kitchen. George had many narrow escapes, but Is entirely too modest to speck ot them, except to say that at times it was almost like a descrip tion he has heard of a certain hot place where lots of Germans went. Burrell Graves and George were la the same company and both ot them lhave returned to St. Helens. CARL O.MUHR (Photo by J. T. Scott) Ho was In the 316th Sanitary Train and in the field hospital. It was his duty to take care of the wounded as they wero brought into the hospital. Ordinarily such hos pitals were from one-half to one mllo back ot the fighting line, but the IGerman pltnes and the big guns Ididn't respect evn a Held hospital. le was ln the same train as his brother Louis, but not ln the same company. He was in the St. Mlhlel, Argonne and Flanders drives and saw a lot of fighting. SERGT. J. T. TABER I I - .j - '" ' He enlisted in the Engineer De partment (train service) and was sent across eas in September, 1918. After the armistice was signed, he was on duty in the railroad informa tion department in Parte., Sergeant Taber thinks Paris was r.U right, but St. Helens is far better. He arrived home a few weeks ago. U919.