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unity Picnic at Columbia Beach, Sunday, August 17. All
OIDIIl Welcome a, t A III III II II i i f i i i x ii n x v II ! I yr i i i x J m h -m. . t 1 J44r v OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY )LUME XXXVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1919 NO. 34 ii i ii ii BUNITY PICNIC SUNDAY AUGUST 17 COLUMBIA BEACH L. one Invited Hiwred Oinrcrt W ' " , v Vlio Bt. llelt-na Chamber or Com- k hi aeciomi iu nuiu cviii- F . . .,.. ..1.1. tl..l. bliy PICDIc m uiuiiiuib uauvu un itlnrnoon 01 nunuuj, nusuai ii. .mniiimeiita have not been oom- kI, but the 01 in ml tt oe In charge hire the program worked out In its announce full detail In the lUiue of Ilia MUt. Effort are K made to ecure soma one to it in appropriate address and rt will be a .quurtol to f uruUli wd muiie. "Kurmrr" Hmith Coming, farmer" Smith, the agricultural frt ot the O. W. It. N. company, irrupted an Inrltatlon from the imtier of Commerce and will give lntTitIng talk on farm prob i. Mr. Siulih la well known suitliout the North went on account the Intnmt he haa taken In the Icultural development of the nlry and hla apnech la certain to ntertitlufnic and Instructive. , Urirrnt HpecliUly Invited, lemtmr of the Warren, Yankton, r liland and Coble grange and ottitrt In these roumiunltloa and Bill oror the county are special- farlted to attend the picnic. The Imber of Commerce haa arranged fetrra hot coffee and cream and hr, but those who attend ore ex- iwl to bring their lunchea. It wa kned to furnlHh a'.ndwlchea and it lunch, but on acco'int of the at number who are aure to be ken!, It wna thought the under Ing to he too great a ono and :4 enlull too much work on a few. lit beach road ha been fixed up there will be no difficulty In m mil conveyance making the i There I ample apace to park a n number of enra and member m Chamber of Commerce will aee 11 there la no cuuxaUUtn, of ironic that the roml la kept open. The mhor of Commerce haa aaked the i lo Impreaa upon the fcrmera the I that thla picnic la given mora for In than any one elite and they are fa 10 mend. Hath houana and In room have hnen built and pe line will be laid eo a to fur I city water for drinking. The kh ground will be cleaned up and pieniy or room for every lino it ta Hoped that many will Sunday afternoon off and enter 1 1 real community picnic. TORIES OF PIONEERS ND OF PIONEER DAYS KVr Keaturw to lie Added to the JIIkI New Column fuel IMPROVEMENTS MADE IN THE MILL PLANT Iilly (iiultr to ln InrmtMMl and . Plant Kiilnrued Improvement and adilltln to the lunl of the St. lliilnna i ,,, i.... pnny are being nmilo which entnll i expenditure of approximately 10,000 and will Increase the d illy paclty of the mill 35,000 to 40,000 oi per dny. A now log carriage d feed will be hull! i.iwi i,. edger Initallod. Another band Haw in also tie added to the mill' anw ig equipment. The ortln,f sheds lid distribution tnhl em i.ni.. modeled und changed eo that the inner can be linmllml nir ., ,! tngeouely and rapidly. The mill l nnw .linnln. a 1A I - ahlft, the employe having voted for -urn aniri nnil obtained permlHalon from the L. L. U. I., to work 10 hour The reuaon I that the re modeling and lllltallntlnn wnrlr I. being done nt night and It would be impoaaiiile lo make the Improve ment If the mill run at night. The company ha many nmh order and i i neceary to got them out, hence he 10-hour ahlft. Ity carrying out hi plan, the day operation of the illl la not Interfered with. Employe f the company receive time and ono ialf for overtime work. ENTERS BUSINESS FOR HIMSELF I'aul C. Morton wa here Monday calling on the St. Union merchant n the Intercut of the firm he reore- eiit, Mason, Khrmnn & Co., of Port land. Mr. Morton Inn heen with the firm for the punt twelve your and wa a weekly vlltor In 8t. Helena. Ha trip thl week, however, I the laat one he will mr.ke for the grocery concern a he ha accepted the Pacl- ric t oait Agency ror the Alllgntor Rubber Company of St, Ixiul. and beginning September lat will be In rhrgo of their hualnce on the const. The firm manufacturea rubber and oil cLoUilng and a guuorxi Una of rub ber gooda. Mr. Morton haa ninny friends In St. Helen and throughout Oregon, gained by hla long experience on tho road, and all of them wish him un bounded cucceea In hla new venture and predict thnt "Alllgntor" brand clothing, through hla lulling force, will aoon ba an popular on the coast a ha haa made the lending brand of grorerle which he lm heretofore handled. He will have hondiiuartera 'n Portland, hut will como to St. Hel ena "every now and then." Winning port week, the M'at will r-.Tir or artic ea deal nir with Ploner duv of Cnl.i m tktk .itni l v I "III from time In limn nnlill.l! Plng item. n,out the early p inn early dava II u ih W of the Mist to confine thce r """"lor of St. Helen only ""hi endeavor to cover Ilia nn. ! county. Tim Ml.t lll .. .i.l -"anyone rurnlnh any lntoret- thu.ii . ""''ii iiiikiiu ue uaeu litle 8torieB, or correct any Nirfei I y - -.v.. in ik ni creep in. In.il Prtlcul:irljr anxlou for ui nu ot in oe who aet I ,"r,"r " 'olutnbla county prev f.'? '".NO. together with nny In- f un item in connection with ' "ny life. 1" in?1 ell"v" that tha article ke.n . "ilHhed. will he botl tWIIIf nnil l,i. i , j ... L , .""luricm ana u in- J ft honor t be pioneer who, o to ti "," tra " The first i- appear in our next lue ON FAIR PROGRAM l"Hdeni p.. n . Mat ii ""r"" tna Hocretary hi ,r V'mila County Fa r r"form t in mi.i h. i hi. ... . ",l,a8 to mako tin twid V u'KRPit and beat fair m tho COl.lilv XI. All... chMi 1,10 "ttrcctlona and n,o exhibit, and numarou I fat., '"''""ntal to conducting H th. t JouR-ullorton la out imi.: "nra oncouraslnr them """ In the Drenaration of Kw I I'1 . Th9 PMBllWB lilt Hblie i 1 00 ln 11,0 ot H.r'..C' 11 neat booklet nH Inll. Nand P,re"lum and exhibit Htm ii.. V"P1W : 01 '"IS . ,i "V 08 obtained by a w 'Ithor Mr. Fullorton or M the ' ad fou J 1 gSj ho vlBlt Columbia or at nl " Purpose. in U'W lli-h - 1 ii " . . "a. Th.... "", ,,u" " o'rik w" cannot O'elriM "rB nd to lP -nd Mr. Mile. tbi pL..1" b awaltlne .. unine. r "'them . ;..T;.V.Jran,erPe -Mum oeacu U poaalblo ueacn .tor for Thl lerinan dla- wlll renort at report at out them room aotlon. water feet, atatea 1T0O Daddies of the Packer Bill Jjf riWi fc- x, s -a.. -m i ir -Mil1 PITTSBURG ROAD GETS ENDORSEMENT Pomona Grange Goe on Record aa FavorlnK this Highway At a big meeting of the Pomona grange held at Hudson last Saturday, the Plttsburg-8t. Helen road re ceived the unanimous endorsement of the members present. When the re solution wa brought up, there wa considerable d'scusslon which ended ln the endorsement of the project a a necessary one and one which would be of great benefit to the entire coun ty. The grange also endorsed the lea gue of nations compact as it was originally drawn up and presented to congress. D. C. Howard, Washington Muckle and A. L. Morris were among the St. Helens people who attended the grange meeting. ORDINANCES PASSED Mayor and City Council Plan to Ex.. pedlte Street Work Congressman Sydney Anderson, Minnesota, and Senator W S Kanyon. Iowa, joint "father" of the packer bill, approved by the Federal Trade Commission, and which la regarded a the fruit of th commianon' meat and lire stock Investigation. The bill provides lor the government licensing of packing plants, excepting farmer" cooperative plant and those doing busines of under $600,000 a year Failure to obey th provleloni of the license would reault In the govern ment taking over the offending packing plant Under the provision of the bill the packer must give up control of the refrigerator car, retire from ownership of fruit, vegetable and fish cannerlea, from the grocery buaineaa, and from active control of the stockyards. They would be limited solely to butchering and preparing meat and it by products The Secretary of Agriculture U designated a the adminis trative officer under the licence plan. WORK STARTED ON jCORPS OF TEACHERS ST. HELENS RAILROAD WORK WILL BE RUSHED t'onrtiu'tor at Work on ltoad to Con nect Nt. Helen with 8. P. & H. FRANK GEORGE HAS PECULIAR ACCIDENT Frank (icorge like to split wood. lie like to make the bent time pos 'hle In laying In his winter supply of good, dry fuol, but he does not like t when tho wedge, leemlnEiy resent ful at tha strong lick it hni heen getting by the muscular arms of Mr. Unorgn. splits and sends a piece of steel Into the wooilsplltter's throat and especially when that little parti cle of steel hits dr.ngerotmly close to the jugulur vein. Thla happened on Wednesday afternoon when Frank wa nllltlng cordwood. Or. Peel, on a hurry-up call, gave old to the In jured, but Frank wus just the least bit "Dale around the sills" when the doctor arrived and stopped tho flow of blood. Mr. George Is feeling o. k. now, but he will not split wood this week. It came near noing a very serious accident and Frunk i con gratulating himself that It was not worse. HEARING ON RAISE IN TELEPHONE RATES Tho riPAirnn Public Service com mission is not going to nllow the tele phone rate Increase to bo mndo a per manent affair without a hearing and have advised Interested parties that on Wednesday morning, August 27th there will be a hearing at room 262, Court Home, Portland, and all In terested parties mny appoar unu oe heard. The hearing Is to determine v.. iodoIiiv unit rnnnonubleneR8 of the rates and clinrges recently put in effect by the Poclflo icicpnoiio Telegraph company. At the last hearing City Attorney III 1i.if onnniil-ml ntld nrOROntOd J, TT . " " O. Itnlnilll VlMWlinlllt OI tllB mal- . a i. i. ihnmrht that Mayor Sax on will again send the attorney to the hearing to loon anor nm est of the city. Possibly the mayor will also attend the Hearing The work of lowering tho grade on .. . . i,fuiu,in f'nliimbln unions annul ,.ui.y-... I a Sewn U Sirutiin, .o ,...,.--. .. nicely. Under tho direction or ja.R . i .,,, I. ii ml red 8 handling rocs: au i, iwon looHCned or yarns oi ruin ' . end wlll ioon DO.inaen . '"J ne nio " - r tI,j the performance of this work ami a Lwlln'tHnnR it nO- tile presiii -i - . .. i, ...in ho finished pears imu u " on contract time, soineimua - Manager Charles Wheeler of the St. Helons Dock & Terminal Com pany Informs the Mist tlu't work has been started on the grade and that as fust as the work progresses, the railroad work, that Is the ties nod rails, will follow. It In understood that O'Connor & Garrison have the contract for the building of that por tion of tho lino which connects rIth the logging railroad and Albert Bur chum will start in at the St. Helens end of the proposed read. Will Hulld WarelmiiHe. Mr. Wheeler is authority for the statement that a large shipping and receiving warehouse will bo built on a lot recently acqulrod by the corn puny ou Columbia street next to the Koleva rooming house. It is his in tention to so arrange matters that carload or l3s than carload ship ments may be billed to St. Holens and handled through this warehouse which will be oqulpped with all modern loading and uulonding de vices. It is expected that the railroad will he completed within the coming 90 days and thnt St. Helens residents i see freight trims and locomo tives In the real -down town district r.nd that much business will result from tho building of tho road. It is possible that In the future arrange ments will bo made to handle pas senger traffic and the traveling pub lic will obtain better service man at the present. NOT YET SECURED STILL MANY VACANCIES EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION IS HELD IN PORLTAND The Oregon State Editorial asso ciation' 1 holding Its annual meetim i In Portland today and there are many editors from all over Oregon In at i tendance. Problems that confront the I newspapermen will be discussed. The i editor of the Mist was honored bv he- Ing named to discuss the necessity of I Buverniueni advertising. I - This afternoon a special train bear i Ing aeveral hundred eastern editors I and their families will arrive ln I Portland and a day session of the National Editorial association will be I held. That city has arranged an ! elaborate program of entertainment for the visitors, two ot the big fea- ; lures Doing a trip up the Columbia nignway and a game and fish break fast at Eagle Creek and a trip to Crater Lake by a specially chartered train of Pullman cars. The editors will also be entertained at Salem, Eugene, Medford ana Ashland. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Morton plan to accompany the party on the trip to Crater Lake and Southern Oregon. WATER PRESSURE IS MUCH BETTER School Hoard Find it Difficult to Secure Teacher for Ensuing Term The St. Helens school board worried. The time set for opening the. public schools is September 8th, nnd that time Is only a month away. In conducting a school It Is necessary to have teachers, nnd thus far, se curing of teachers has been just chout rs hard ?. job a any of the The water pressure ln the city mains is now much better. The latter part of last week there wa hardly any pressure and Superintendent Charles Lone has heen invARtlp'rtinr i the i matter. The pressure valve at the reservoir wag taken out end ad justed and there has been better pressure since that time. - Mr. Lope Is of the opinion that the pipe has been caved in at some place on the line and is working diligently to locate the trouble. He says there is both reservoirs d'rectors have experienced. Other i.i.m. t .i in schorls ore experiencing tho same , and. anticipates having the trouble trouble, but this does not heln the ! i.,i Ji . .v. i . . .wtuiou ..in, iciuouidu n i ii i ii i ii n 1:11111 1 mem Biiuttuon uuu BUD3rinienaem in tow Ho v. . 1. 1. j 1 1 1 '"o , unci emjii aiiu 1. its uuaru aro ucuuiiib; every effort toward securing r. com petent staff of Instructors. TIiomo Who Will Teach. Contracts have been signed by the following: J. B. Wilkerson, superin tendent; Aileen Townsond, principal high school; Mary Townsend, langu ages. These are for the hlj;h school In the grades Miss Martha St. and on cour for 1 from GOVERNMENT SELLS THE STEAMER CRESAP The wooden Bteamer Cresap which has been at the tie boom for the past few days loading a cargo of ties which were to be delivered at an Eng Razllff J lish port, has been sold by the gov- iwlll heve charfte of the seventh lernment to Atlantic coast shipping grade; Mrs. Elslo L. Dew, the sixth I interests. The Mist Is Informed that grade; Miss Clara Ketel the fifth Hhe ties already loaded on the steam- rrade; Miss Wanda Salen. the Bec-,er will be discharged and the vessel ond (port of it), and Mrs. A. F. Bar- will be loaded for the Atlantic pott part of the first. It will be seen !coast. Another shipping board Bteam that there are vacancies ln the eighth, !r will be sent to St. Helens to take fourth, second nnd first. Miss Child, who taught lr.st ycrr, had been elec ted to tench a part of the second, but recently she resigned. Situation at Houlton. At the Houlton or West St. Hel ens school, the situation is bettor, ore is one vacancy, the third and lurtli grades. O. L. Khlncsmlth will be the principal and will teach the seventh and eighth grades. Miss Lois Payne Is to teach the fifth and sixth grades. Mrs. Effie Brown will again have charge of the second grade and kthe cargo which the Cresap was to have taken Miss Annbel Brown will bo the teach er of the first grade. The school board met Monday night and thoroughly discussed the situation and told the Mist reporter who was present at the meeting, that every effort would be made to secure a corps ot teachers and expedite the work on the school building ao that school could be opened on the date set. STREET IMPROVEMENT WILL BE RUSHED Mayor Saxon anil tha o.it-r n.. were rieht on tha 1nh Mnnrtov niht They were there to attend to business and no time wa wasted In the ses sion which lasted from eight o'clock to 11 o'clock. Btreet Improvement was the big item .before the munici pal body and ordinance were pass ed authorizing the Improvement ot a portion of Cowlitz atreet, Tualatin street, McCormick street and Case nau street. Inasmuch as it would have taken soma time In cot tha wnrir started, bid having to be advertised ior, ana oiner arrangements made, the council passed the ordinances under the emergency clause and Mayor Saxon affixed his signature. The ordinances, therefore went into effect immediately. In this number Of the Mist the oritlnanraa an n..H- llshed and also calls for bids on the worg. , Other Business Transacted. Much other bunlnAna trans acted An nrrilnanjia rMntln. franchise tn tha ntamtarH nu com pany over portions of Oregon street iu nauroaa Aaauion was read for the third time and unanimously car ried. The comnanv nnarieri thla fran chise for the construction of a spur iracK irom tne mam line of the 8. P. & S. R. R. to the site where they will' build their warehouses and nil dis tributing plant. councilman O Connor reported on the cost of driving piling at the city uuck. i ne maiier was discussed but laid over until the next meeting. A communication waa received from a Portland hnnlvipa Mimn.nw offering to furnish house number signs for two cents each. Their pro posal was accepted and the recorder was aumorizea lo purcnase the house . numbers. - . -r . - - A delegation from the St. Helens Chamber ot Commerce were on hand to ask that tha e.itv nav na-hoif n the cost of the pipe which will be necessary to take water from the city ' mum to woiumoia tieacn. rneir re- . quest was granted. The cost to the city will be about. $85. Fire Department Discussed. Ben Conlev and VhuI w.ivin. were present to ascertain from the mayor ana council just wnat tney ex pected to do as to re-organlxlng fire denartment. Tha flru alarm an- tem also came ln for a general dis cussion. Tne mayor referred the matter to the fire and water com mittee and they are expected to take ' some definite action and report at the next meeting of the ocuncll. In the meantime, arrangements have been made so fhat the city will have " adequate fire protection as several : men have been employed to look after ine lire apparatus ana equipment.' Mills Are Paesed. The following claims against the city were read, approved and order. -ed paid: Pacific Telephone Co. i 4.15 A. Gabrielson 1.60 E. G. Ditto ....; 5.25 St. Helens Lt. & Pwr. Co. 147.60 ;. h. J. VanOrshoven ....... 147.00 V J. L. Chittem '.,. o.SOf- Wm. Dnvloa 1 KA H. M. Terry ; r00-' John Dateman 4.0P". Andy Peterson 23.60 St. Helens Mist 29.28 ; - Total .S397.M ' Several other matters were taken ' uder adv'soment and will bo tcted . upon at the next meeting. A Governor Visits Women Land Army Workers usual rorf..C." " u ,a romnleted. It I wnen i" - - , liwlll be a great improvement. jo a;. r ! Za J 1 ii stv v.iw ' ' Vher said the women Land army of war tlms wa a fad Here Is Jut a part ot th ll crtw ! tn mM-eason with their "trick clothe" showing etf ct ot aun. rain and weather of busy season This , Xtrm Twa Uken at Ulster County. New T.ork, Mvha farmerette knocked off tor a day lo entertain 'ooveVnor and Mr. Alfred Smith of that state. Oov. Smith Is teUng spring wter trom th old pump .Th faJ-meretiei U1 n bumper cNPjpiUbJf (wm thU rear a, WILL WRITE STORY OF NEHALEM VALLEY. David W. Hazen, of the Portland Telegram Btaff, has accepted an in vitation to be the guest of the St. ' Holens Chamber of Commerce and make a trip over the St. Helens-pttts-burg road and through the Nehalem Valley at some date ln the near fu ture. Mr. Hazen is considered aa one of the best writers In the Northwest, and hla story of the road, the re sources of the valley and Columbia , county will appear In the Telegram. . The editor of he Mist will aocom- nnny rar. Hazen on tne irip, as win Sherman Miles, who has k'-i!.' ferod his car for the trip, pictures.' will be taken of soma ot - the big timber and the many beauty spots ln the Nehalem and It Is certain that oil of Oregon will learn through the Telogram of thla wonderful and pro ductive part of Oregon. ! ' " With the advent of good road, the automobile Is coming Into more popularity tn this section. Dr Plynn reports the sale ot mi Essex to H. D. Holliday at Scappoose and EU Bills has ordered a Hudson'. Super-Six. The ' doctor state that no has two carloads of the new Greater Max wells oh the way to St. Helms and' expects to begin making deliveries In the next two or three weoks Among the local purchasers of this popular car are A. L. Stone, T. S. ' White; Irene Wallace, D. Chishol-j and H. S. Mason. Several used Crrs have also been recently disposed ot by Dv. Flyna., , X.fctf.v-r -J'