Newspaper Page Text
BMleWater Front It Has, None of It Shoud Be Given Away
ML VOLUME XXXVIII. Sayor and council MAKEEXPLANATION THEIR REASONS GIVEN f uunrllnuui WhnHnr Head Eiplaaa Ilua Before Chamber of Commerce I Tlit Mint invited the mayor or )Hm members of the council who Lotwl to ttuod the clty'a property to l, county, to lull the people why itch action was necessary. The ex- iliDiilon which follows was read al hi i lmnlitT of Commerce meeting ik'silnsailay nlKlit by Councilman .'birlm Wheeler: The monibors of tha city council of it. Ilulens have been asked to attand hla Diootinf and make certain ex lumatlons of their conduct relative o ih conveyance to iba county of hit portion of Tha Strand lying In 'rout of Ut H In Block 11 of thla ity. The councilman faal that be aut of tha fact that their dutlaa are kritutloualy rsndored and that tha klitoryof tha city la sufficiently cleat Wad open to the majority of tha real- Icon that a demand or their steward hlp li icarcoly In order: but at there ndi to be considerable excltment imwlnc out of tha propoaed convey net due, In aonia degree, to tha un- Itlr representations of the MUt, It la herhsps due the people to call at Uatlon to aome of tha courthouee ilitory and tuition bearing upon tha ntneli's action. At the time of tha courthouie agl tlon of several years ago, St. Helena itfired a site free of coat, If the nnrtbouie were located here. On b vote of the people St. Helena was nidi the county scat, but Mrs. Henna Truklewlrs contributed tba alte iltbout cost, aa wa understand It, to in city. The city did, however, con rlbnte two lots to tha county wlthlu in limits of tho Plata for plata pur wits, while tha county, the Muckla irothers, the Columbia County Bank nd the Kplscopal church contributed lb remainder of the land embraced to Plata and tha streets fronting M same. The county also paid for bs Improvements, that Is, tha road rijr ind the cement walks surround- to the I'lazs. Tha site of tha court- ohm contributed by Mrs. Tystkle- ici contained. In addition to tha iid actually occupied, all that por- loo of Tbe Strand lying south of the rt house In front of Lots IS, II 4 !0, In lllock 11. Recent agitation was started by tha Iimii of .St. Helens for the Iranrove- rat, or construction and Improve ent, of a street alone the westerlr Ms of The Strand south of tha tourthouie, and tha county on tha Kb. day of May. Ill, executed to city of St. Helens for street and filfhwiy purposes, a deed to a strip Mltnd 80 feet In width on tha west erly ild of Tha 8trand In front or Uld Lots it nnd 20, as well as a tortlon of The Strand lying In front . l8' for highway purpose. m county has, therefore, by Its vol wtry gift to the city blocked Its owir to extend or onlarga tha court wie toward the south should It at WT time now, or In tha future, dealra o do 10. I The county court deeming It the rt of wisdom to secure sufficient d arxa for further courthouse lm Vovenient. has now aakad tho city W ine tract of land under discussion, k.,ih north of tha courthouie. only m the iite in area, to that given to (M lty In May last. It la true the r council did not require of tha ?k Co,,rl anr urantaa. written " otherwlio. of Its purpofto to extend '""nuuae. as It Del loved, and ""I believ. that the county is act l In rood faith. Tha dead already ttM 1 ut no1 yet 'Sued, conveying I?'! ?re!".t.H0 t0 lh" unty precludes m orbi.iB any other use than lor .""""" purposes. . V.11' "nfortunata expression of th nh.. CUUI,C a gwing away oml ii.r. ,ront h" P"bably misled PM of the readers. Tha city owna lllt.r?ie.r fr?nt eXWDt Th tM T""""" or Bt. Helens street. pa tide umt r ...t.. a i jk . W B5rr!il0U" .",d of the a """"to, owneu, as yM Udarsund It. by the Oregon owi i... V." ' "l "si H is not WrHV'10 c,ly n1 th not ff '1!'"11!' futur 'ront . rne tract of tA J Hi..,.,,, """biii; ou iei oe- property Une for roadw, pur. A Ume "r IPd(Hl Duck Has a Hard Th. 'me to Vl HV.iJl1 Paragraph of (he coun- that h.....,,s-'',h councllmen feel A... . line of the fact that their aWaVS KfrRlu't0ly rendered that icary "f' their atewardshlp Is "enrinVn that Jnuch as the) that it i'n tl,e PWlo without charge buW S'.ln? . the P"01'0,1 'S do i. lnt ih At. Whatever to IL ,V tholr rvlees are rl''t to o,!(J?,,f' Rnd no on In the. ?t,on Buch ton. hUtlorTs nf 1? th.? """'air" repre- k wUJIni "'1 Ml,t- Tn, PPr "ng 10 bmlt to the people rAtK OF COLUMBIA COUNTY STANWOOD RESIGNS ! SHERIFF'S OFFtCE Will Knter lluxlnmi h,r lllmmlf. iiMre I'rolwMo Kurrtwir "" iiui i lieu mi re " "rilf of Columblr. county, such to take offi-ct Ha B()OI( ss the County court appoints his sue cessor. Mr. Stanwood has accepted - .uu.aiiTS position With ik..III company In which he has qulie au in- n reiirinic niierlfr hai nerved lu ...i. ii;ii7 ior simost rive years lie was noiiilnutud ii oi....i . il.T ",e "1Yl1'l record he es- orougni him the nc.nilna Hn( without opposition) In 11C u ,m ni was nomitiatd for the third term and elected by a hand some msjorlty over his dinocralle upiiuneni. air. Btanwood has been a resident of Columbia rutintv alt.. 1883 and Is roxardud htirlilv n,m.i, vuk ma EuuniT ana mere are many who express slncore nwmi ii.t.t i. leaving the office and the county and all unite In wishing hi in Ui.. bounded success In his new venture. There are many guesses as to who will be hla luccemor. The greatest number guess that H. E. I.allnre, the present efficient deputy, will succeed to the sheriffship. It Is pointed out that Mr. LaUare has lied a number of years experience In the office as de puty and Is fully conversant with tlx conduct of the office and they thiiik he la the logical man. There are others who mention the name of Charles Drown, former deputy sheriff who resigned his position to enter the army aervlce and who was ln the service overseas for almost two years. The county court hns not mot since Mr. Htnnwood tendered his resigns, lion and their action Is eagerly await ed. LEAVE FOR VERNONIA JULY 27 AT EIGHT A. M Tha committee appointed b Charlea Wheeler, vice-president or the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce to prepare plans for the trip to tin Nehalem valley, met at the office or Attorney Olen Metskor Thursday af ternoon. It was decided that the autos should leave St. Helens at f o'clock Sunday morning, July 27th Thoc ommlttee expects that man. from the towns adjacent to St. He. ens will be on hand to make the trip Deputy Game Warden Drown leaver for the Nehalem tonight and will per sonally 'extend to the many resldentn of that section, an Invitation to br present at the picnic. Those mem bers of the chamber who own cars are expected to bo on hand at 8 o' clock Sunday morning, July 27th, and they are further expected to take as many guests ss possible. Thv next Issue of the Mist will contain s more detailed account of the plans preparations and program of thle great day. whether the Mist Is unfair or wheth er the mayor and those members of the council who voted to take away the people's rights, are unfair. It seems to the Mist that If Mnft nua Saxon, mayor; Charlea Wheeler, councilman; James O'Connor, cotin oilman, and Charles U. White, coun oilman, wished to take the citizens of St. Helens Into tholr confident THEY WOULD NOT 1IAVK WA1T fcl) UNTIL AN EXPLANATION WAS DEMANDED, but would have told the (eonle what they Intended to do and aakd lor tnoir approval, si Helena Is not a "four man town" ami the mayor jud his three subservient councilman t-houid have roanzea mi The ancient history resurrected by Mr. Wheeler as to the whyB and wherefores of the location of the courthouse Is Interesting, but It hue no bearing on the subject, neither does It offer an excuse for the sur rendering of the. peoples' rights. There are several other paragraph!" of the councils' (7) which should be read by all of those who are interest ed In St. Helens. One of them Is the Unfortunate expression In tho ausi that tha council Is giving away tne water front has probably misled som. of the readers. The city owns no waterfront except that at the easterly terminus of Bt. Helens stroet." The letter then states the ownorsmp oi the tide lands. The council, or may or, or whoever got up the ordinanc must have thought tnai n wouiu . a very simple mattor "to Jump, uie. Jump" from the main lanu 10 uie dook on the tide land. in tha nntnlon of the Mist, Mayor Saxon and the three counclliuen who voted to austaln him In Inking away from the city needed ana useuu property, have not lived up to tho ob ligations taken when they assumed office. The Mist's renders are bkkuii to read the lotter of explanation once more and see if it explains nnythliiR, or If Mayor Saxon and his subservient three counctlmen wanted to play square with the city,- enquiro why they didn't put the question before the City before they passed the or dinance. To me i "..- though the loaded gun lind neon used and then the victim was askod how badly he was hurt. ST. HELENS, OREGON, Celebrate Wedding Anniversity hm f HONOR IS PAID TO NEHALEM PIONEERStCOUNCIL MEETS IN FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY KrlemlH From Far andNear (iatlier to Honor Pioneers On July 14, 1879, Emma Van Ulorlcon and Judson Weed ,. united In marriage. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's parents In tho N-ehaion, valley. Monday. July 14th. 1919 wn th. fortieth anniversary of the wedding, nnd the Mist believes that the cele bration of the forleth was, if the number Dresent ran i taken ss an Indication, a bigger an mum important event than thai which occurred in the little log house forty yeurs ago. Judson Weed came to the Nehalem n 1876. Miss Emma VanUlarlcon, with her purenta came Just one year previous to the arrival of Mr. Weed. The newcomer came Into the valley by foot. He followed the trail from Mountalndnle down Pebble creek and after hours of tedious travel, found himself in tho Nehalem. It was valley at that time, but the big trees f III Itra m It,. ..!!. .. J ... I . . I m urn Tunc, auu eeu, juaging by the contour of the land and the potirae of the stream, figured out '.hat he was Just about where he had 'ntended to locate. The upper Neholem,. at that time, wus not densely populated. In fact, here were only eight families who lived In the upper valley, and It wasn't a difficult matter for young Weed to meet everyone in the val ley. The people who had come west ward and pioneered wanted their 'hlldren to have an education. Young Weed had his college diploma and he was selected to teach the valley school. One of his pupils was Emma Vanltlarlcon. She wns only a few rears youngnr than the dignified pro feasor. Mr. Weed taught for only, term and then there was a wedding, nd Miss Vanniarlcon became Mrs. Judson Weed, and for the pnst forty years tins been Mrs. Judson Weed. Mr. Weed linil filed on a 160-acrs homestead nnd had built a small log cabin, and there he took h!s bride. The small cabin, long ago, was tori. ' down to make room for a model and modern dwelling, but the bride ana groom who began their married life! In tho small cabin of the Nehalem. wilderness, now occupy the "big house" on the site of their first homo. Times Have Changed j But now times have changed and the couple who settled In the loneli- ness of the valley find themselves U the midst of a prosperous community. nnd thus on Monday, July 14, more! than 150 residents of the Nehalem Mrs. Weed many happy returns of r-.nd friends from Portland, St. Hoi-' the day: Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Morton, ni'iiB, Clntsknnle, Hlllsboro, Forest Miss Virginia Morton, S. C. Morton, Grove nnd other points In Oregon, ' Jr., T. S. White, Judge and Mrs. Mar giithered to pay honor to Mr. and , tin White of St. Helens; J. VanBluri Mis. Weed. con of Newberg, Oregon; Mrs. L. There was n big dinner and Kablah of Jackson, Ohio, and Mrs. speeches by several prominent cltl-; Ketson of Portland. BIGGEST DIRIGIBLE SAILS BACK ACROSS fir h WTL n-f Not cootunt with establishing a world record as being the first to fro,,. Kimliind to the United States. Major Scott and his British crew of nidi.! at Mlneola field. New York, than they ware making preparations j j" uia of tuo blKgest dirigible balloon ever built, measuring 34 feot lon PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1919 MR. ANU Mlt8. JVmoS WEED Who celebrntnH ilmi iail . dins- nnnlver.J,. i . Toa l aing anniversary hm Monday. . I nnj..- . RFnifAR QKCinN .wauuK UJUtAtvn FIRE, CHIEF RESIGNS iRecord of Meeting as Taken from Uie Minute Book The council met in the city hall. 81. Helens, Oregon on July 14, 1919 All members were present. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The marshal reported that he hau been unable to get any sand for the ? T I ,cuncllman Wheeler stated na iiau interviewed William H Davles and that he would have sang' from. Columbia Beach in a few day. councilman Dixon reported that the sidewalk in front of C. D. Suther land s residence on Pnlnmhio .i,. was defective. Councilman White re- ported that the sidewalk in front of i C. Morris' and Mr. StineV?esldence f in west lit. Helena n in i.. .k The marshal was Instructed to notify the owners of said sidewalks to re pair and put ln order said walks. The matter of numbering houses In the city was taken ud ana A I A I . ... " the uiacusneu. a proposition was re ceived from E. G. Ditto to furnish the numbers for $5.00 a hundred as per sample received. The same was discussed at some length and a mo tlon was made and carried that la stead of using the numbers at present that signs be put up at the crossings naming the principal streets. Charlea McCauley. fire chief, tend ed the council bis resignation which brought up the question of the vol unteer fire departments equipment, etc., which was discussed at aome length. The fire chief withdrew bis resignation and igreed to serve until the next meeting of the council when the matter was to be settled. The application of James Qulnlash to erect a bungalow on Lot 9 of Block 147 was read. It was ordered that a building permit be given him. The bill of William H. Davles for hauling sawdust wr.s again taken up and discussed and was ordered laia over for further consideration. No further business aDDearlne. on motlon made and carried, the meet- '"8 uJurueu. Attest: E. E. QUICK, Recorder. . BeI8. and the marriage ceremony of forty years ago was again read and the bride and groom made the same vows which they had so faithfully kept. In addition to the "home folks" or those who live in the valley, the fol lowing were present to wish Mr. and fry i vf- J J ROBINETTE IS GIVEN $30,000 HEART BALM Rice Must Pajr for Stealing Affections of Koblnetto's Wife The same Jury which recentiy heard the Cole alienation suit and award! d hlra $20,000 damages, rs tarned a vtrdct in the alienation suit of J. E. Robinette against James P. Rice and awarded Robinette $30,000 damages, lust $10,000 Tole is supposed to receive. Roblnet- le vaiuea hla wife's love at $30,000 and introduced evidence to show that before Rice appeared on the scene, his wife was a faithful and loving wife. In his evidence Robinette testified that Rice was brought to his home wnua ne was ill, and that Mrs. Rob inette played the part of the Good Samaritan In nursing him back to neaun. An 18-year-old daughter of the Robinette's testified that before tlce came to the Roblnettn hntna ha. father and mother were happy and living aa man and wlfn nhnniit It vu The testimony placed before the Jury uuiaiwu mai nice aia not appreciate the kindly attention shown him by V. mQ,y aueniion shown him bj Mr. Robinette, and that he paid es peciai attention to his nurse. An in timacy sprang up between the patient and the nurse and resulted in a fami ly estrangement in the Robinette . -jw, .wv.c auu mrs. xtoDinet- V have I left Columbia county and lne,r wnereat)0Utg nre unknot Rlce naa aome property in southern Ore gon and at St. Helens, nnd whila ha is not rated In the $30,000 class, he nas aurricient property to satisfy a puruon oi me claim and verdict, DOES NOT FAVOR COUNCIL'S ACTION Dear Mr. Editor: I am glad to seo the BtAnil vnn have taken In regard to the robbery of the. city in the generous grant the ci'.y council nas given to the county. ud also to the desecration of th only ornamental spot ln the business f ecil?P of th city that was princlpal- ly donated for plaza purposes by pri- parties. I would like to draw the nubile attention to the several cases of gifts ci ine people s property bv renernn Ji. .17 .C . . r8t' the glft oi ..AAl LnLh.ron the " ' yiuyorijr, wnicn any company would have hean ir. fectly willing to have paid a royalty of sufficient size that would have paid ior all street improvements in the city to date, given to them for the munificent sum of throe hundred dollars. Then the gift of the centra park ln the city to the fair board and have the beautiful buildings and fence adorn the city for 25 years. Also the renting of the water front to the creamery company to block any chance for Improvement on public water front property. I hope the people will wake up and condemn such generosity ln our council. Any council could give cway all the city property if they listen to every one that has an axe to grind. But the public expects them to protect the city Interests instead of giving them away forever. And they have no right to barter away the public rights. I hope you get a petition of such size that will awake the council to their responsibilities. And I hope to see their names on it as the only thing that will restore public confidence in them. Mr.y I suggest to the council as a matter of economy, that they borrow the two rest rooms at the fair grounds or Godfrey park to put In the Plaza and suggest that they might be put around the fountain to assist in cover ing it nil out of sight as the present structure leaves part of It in sight. JOHN PHILIPS. Moe Shulmas, whose home is in Portland, was arrested Monday for deserting from Camp Lewis. He had secured work on the steamer Kangt, as sailor and expected to make his escape in that way. Shulman, who is 18 years of age, received his dlw charge from the army about a month ago after having served two years, and then he reenllsted. but it ap pears that he changed his mind and decided that he preferred a sailor's life to that of a soldier. Two sol diers from Camp Lewis came to St. Helens Wednesday and took him back to camp. ATLANTIC fly a balloon across the ocean tbe R :i4 Had no more than for the return flight This Is about two city blocks. , ' NO. 31 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL VISIT THE NEHALEM ON S UN DAY JULY 27 jXeiialem Valley People Invited to At tend Picnic Given by 8t. Helens Weather permitting, scores of cars loaded with St. Helens people who want to make acquaintances with their neighbors in the Nehalem val ley, will leave St. Helens Sunday morning, July 27, for Vernonla, go in g over the Plttsburg-Bt. Helens road. The people of the entlro val ley are Invited to Join In a big family picnic on Rock creek or near Ver nonla. The particular spot will bo selected by a committeeman who will go to the Nehalem during tha week Purpose of the Trip The purpose of the trip is to get better acquainted with the hospit able people of the valley and also to show the people of St. Helens who have not visited thla fertile section or Columbia county and traveler over the Pittsburg road, the neces sity of the completion of the road. Vice-President Wheeler named tba following as a, committee to arrange the plans: E. I. Ballagh. Olen K. Metsker S. C. Morton. William Mil' H' Fl7Dtt nd Shemn ' Newspaper Men Invited S. C. Morton was appointed a com mittee of one to invite ' representa Uv? of the Portland newspapers and to have a special press car for the occasion. It was the sense of the members present (and there were quite a number) that the Portland newspaper men would have tnelr er,?.?.0.pmed 88 t the wonderful pos sibilities of this section of Columbia county and that St. Helens would be pleased to have them aa their guests on this great occasion. The commit. ""ngementa has promised the Mist that they will render a full and complete report for onr next ta ue and give the complete program. It is not their intention that it shall be solely a St. Helens affair, but clHzens of Warren, Scappoose, Bach elor Flat, Deer Island. Goble and other Columbia county polnta are In vited to attend and participate ln the event. Other Business Transacted Much other business was trans acted. Judge Fullerton spoke of the approaching Columbia County Fai and asked the members of the cham ber for their cooperation ln making the fair a bigger success than ever before. He was assured of the sup port of the chamber. E. I. Ballagn. C. C. Cassatt and Sherman Miles were appointed a committee to wait on those parties who are delinquent ok the paving assessment on Strand and Columbia streets and see if they would not pay up. It was pointed out that the failure of these parties to pay the Just assessments levied against them, might hold up other needed work. . A. friendly discussion of the action of the council in deeding to the coun ty a portion of the city's waterfront property brought out a number of ideas The location of the "rest room was also discussed and the chamber went on record as being op posed" to locating the "rest room" at the place selected by the mayor and council, viz: the Plasa block. Many other matters of Importance to the city and county were brought up and discussed before the adjournment of the meeting. . GEORGE LINK GUILTY OF CATTLE RUSTLING Jury Brings in Verdict of Guilt Afte Short Deliberation George Link of Goble was found guilty of larceny by twelve Columbia county men who composed the Jury. After hearing the evidence and the charge of Judge Eakin, they retired to the Jury room. On the first bal lot eight stood for guilty, three for not guilty and there wns one blank. The Jury then discussed the matter and the next ballot was a unanimous "guilty." The crime of which the young man was found guilty was of catch ing nnd butchering a heifer which did not belong to him. He and his witnesses attempted to prove that he did not Intend to take cattle other than his own and that he thought the heifer he had. butchered was hla. Entdonce wr.s introduced by the state which evidently showed the Jury that there was no reason for . mistake, hence the verdict. Attorneys for the defendant were given 25 days - In which to file an appeal and Link Is nt liberty pending the outcome. Corporal Joe Strlcklwich returned to St.- Helens Monday evening after spending 19 months ln France. Ha was ln the 402 Motor Ammunition Train, 42nd Division and was in the Mets and St. Mlhlel drives. On July 17, 1918 his truck was hit by a shell and he sustained an Injury which confined him to the hospital for two weeks. Corporal Strlcklwich arrived at Newport News on July 4. He came on the U. S. S. Kroonland, which car red 4500 soldiers and 43 French war brldeg.