Newspaper Page Text
p! ' ST. HELENS MIST, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 19. 1919 Issued Kverjr PrMay b THE MIST FCIU.tSHINO. COMPANY a D. HEILBOTlN....mc President nd Manager. B. C. MORTON Editor RTOSCRIPTION ItATES One Year U-00 Elx Month 100 are erer looking for good i:Un newt ror the Mist the cor.i.iy paper. During the coming year the Mint will follow the aanie polli'jr aa during mo past lurro years, fi; iubkiui j specially 01 county ana iocui m' and continuo Us aim of being recog nised as one of the best little papers in Oregon. Entered aa second-class matter, January 10th, 1112, at the Poatofilce at St Helens. Oregon, under the act of March 3rd. 187. OOTJNTT OFFICIAL PAPER chamber or COWIIKI Member National Editorial Asso ciation and Oregon Stato Editorial Association. ANOTHER BIRTH DA V With this issue the Mist celebrates another birthday and begins another year of its existence. This number is Volume 39, No. 1. which is news paper language means that we are publishing the first number in our 39th year. It is the fourth year under the present management and editor, t ,et my lay run ,)Ut AVlri In that- AAtnnnMillualu Iiap( tints ' STOLEN' THVNDKR The open season for political gun ning is upon us. Every aspirant should watch his tonguo and keep It bridled. If he ever wishes to say that somebody has purloined his pa', phrases, let him count ten and a hundred tens if necessary. In order to kecD it unuttered. John Dennis, a critic and author of London, failed to count ten. verily, he la not romcmbered now for whos he wrote but for the remark he made a hundred years ago while angered He wanted fame, but achieved cheap notoriety. The only successful feature of hU ulnv "AduIus and Virginia" was a particularly able imitation of th. Round of thunder. Dennis himself had invented the mechanism. A few nights after the dtscon tlnuanco of the tragedy the same actors appeared in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in which they used me thunder-making device. Immediately upon hearing the noise, Dennis arose from his sent in the pit of the thea tre and engrlly accused: "They will stenl my NEW COUNTY AGENT EXPLAINS WORK CVxM-rtln of Farmers and Agent Will Urlnjf Results N..i Aiwrdln to ll-nulallons After Ills dlxrlmrKe from the army n .woldler I .UI to have written this note to his colonel: Slr-ArHT what I have uf ered .fvV. .ne nmcl. pluro la tell you and the army """ , , . In due courno lie revived H ,i,uk SU Any uw" ". : ,, H OI tl'y- " .... ... ... ,iwivifiieiit lie entered on army lorm 21 J. of which 1 em-Uw." copy Teli idioim lrottre .... i I- The development III leiepuoim' By T. J. FLirPIN. Jr. (County Agricultural Agent) Docembor first found In office a new county agent entrusted with the Job of carrying on t ie v ork so suc cessfully planned and followed by Mr. D. C. Howard uunng mu on years ho was in the county. While in mnanl i lm wor't will bo nloiig tn the nasi, differ- . . ..... IlkttliMII cnt irethods for nceompllsMns, the, war would have occupied same good will necessarily be used ",ml)lv from 10 to 15 years durlns consistent with th difference In ',,,,;. p,.rro times. training and exnerlonco of the dlf . ferent agents. This Is an excellent . Screws and Our time to acquaint uie puuuv im.. i,.,m,, nerews fullv with the ournose and scope of. The thread of Japanese sere s county spent and farm bureau work. 'run the opposite way to County ARrat Work a labile Service- Ne.-.rly every one knew In a gen NOTICE OK UNAL AtVDVJiT Levi W. nail Estate Notice la hereby given that the undersigned, re administrator ot the it: ti o.' Lovl W. Hall, deceased, has f.h'd tils TI".' I neuount li t'to County Court of tho Mate of Oregon, for Co lumiln County and tltal H.itunU), January 17, 1(20, at the hour of li o'clock in the forenoon of said day and the court room of said rnurt ns objections thereto and the settlement llinrejf. Dated and first published, Decent, lor 19, 1919. UEO. I). YOUNU. Administrator J. W. Day. Attorney 1-5-61 Try a Mist Want Ad If you have anything to sell or trade. One cent; per word. ' ' i iavi Postpone' Catholic Children w, present play, instead on TUESDAY, DECr -AT CITY HAit Admission Adult., toe fh.. Commences at 8 P. . Inns in Miinmo Except on the coast tliere lire no nuu iu iiiai cuuipurr.uveiy suun line,, .i,nHpr we have seen tho Mist grow from an Tha ....hn.., r.1Hu Ama SDPiied hU unimportant slx-pago country paper; d Even loday ..Denn,g.. ju8t to a 10-pnge paper (oftontlnies more) ; anol,er way of BaylnK ..The Ena. which gives the news of the entire county and which is considered one of the best of the Oregon weeklies. A live community should have a live newspaper for the community In. oftentimes, reflected by Its news paper. The management of the Mist realizes this and also realizes that St. Helens and Columbia county should have a newspaper which is repre sentative of the county and it will be our endeavor to make of the Mist such representative papor. A newspaper, while it is privately owned, Is in reality public property. It represents the public and owes a duty to tho public It should be a clean paper and stand for a clean community and should publish the truth. It should champion the cause of the right and fearlessly combat the wrong. This Is our conception of a newspaper one that should go Into the homes, and Is the policy of the Mist. The paper will not be used to all personal grievances for the pp.per belongs to the public, but it will, without the least hesitation express its views and give correct news on any subject where the public is con cerned. During the past four years the M'st has grown in circulation, patronage and Importance, a fact that Is t'raM ty ing to the management and the edi tor, but we would be extremely egotis tical and very ungrateful if we did not give credit to those who h&ve helped make the Mist, and we refer to the capable and responsible corres pondents fn Scappoose. Warren, Bachelor Flat, West St. Helens. Deer Island, Goble, Shiloh Basin, Vernonla and other places in the county who Tho fact that the mill of the Island Lumber Co., will start operation about aJnuary Island employ 60 or more men and the further fact that M. P. Sommarstrom will need 40 or 60 men to work on the government vessel he has bought and will com plete, is cheerful ;t formation for St. Helens and Is an indication that the wheels of progress will continue to turn and there is no occasion for a pessimistic view of the dawning of the New Year and what it will bring. You will save yourself a lot of trouble and possibly quite a little money if you will look over the etocks of the home merchants before deciding to take a trip to the metro polis to buy your Christmas goods. "Wilson that's all" has ceased to do service as a whiskey ad but It comes in handy as an explanation of what happens to the . Democratic party every time an election is held. Ex. Since the Introduction of camou flage into politics you have to take a second look at every proposal ad vanced in order to be sure thr.t It is what It seems. Wonder who President Wilson will sppolnt as confidential adviser to succeed Colonel House. After all we didn't suffer any more than some of them and a lot less than most of them. Onlv five more shopping Better get busy now. days. erai way oi mo iuuik . - , , ,K lM Morocco. l n nuinv am inns or nuitm uy wr. nuHniu, jv ,. a ..., -- ilinutil. knew why it was dono and - how. It Is a service that alms to he of the greatest good to the entlro public body by building up the basic Industry of agriculture, lienor farms and more prosperous farmers moan rreater wealth and prosperity to the community at largo, and every public spirited person should bo familiar with the workings of a system that 1.' so widely d'strlhuted nnd doing so rectly, the puhllc Interests of th" country. It is the purpose of thene little notes, as they are published from time to time (when our editors hnve snire) to outline the methods and system of county agent and fiirin hiirer.u work nlons with Items of loeil. Interesting, agricultural news nnd it is hoped that the "city folks" will find them as Interesting as the farmers. Tho Furm Ilureau What a chamber of commerce Is to the commercial Interests of a city tho farm bureau Is to tho farmers of a community, and what a secretary Is to n chamber of commerce the county r.gent is to a farm bureau. The bureau Is an oreanlzstlon of the farmers of the county to which any ! IntAroaled fnrmer helonsS. lis nil r- nos- Is the solution of farm prob lems, just as tho chamber of com merce Is designed to solve commer e?l problems. Through Its com mittees the work of Improvement Is InM out snd enrrled through. The office of the countv agent might he likened to a relavlng station which nrrlos to the state agricultural col lege snd the experiment Btatlons the nrohlems of the farmers, r.nd brlnss heck the methods nnd practices that he colleee nnd experiment stations find to be the best. This Is the gen eral method of procedure that hns made county agent and farm bureau work notion wide In lust a few "ears, tn actunl nractlro there are m-inv deviations but the underlying svstem remains the samo and stands for great good. Komi Work iHme. Mr. HowaM and the farm bureau working through the past year on the improvement of livestock, helped to bring into the county well over one hundred head of purebred dairy cattle and aided In laying tho foundation of twenty-five future purebred herds. Five carloads of grade cow were sold out of the county and largely replaced by purebreds. Twenty-three head of fine hogs were distributed through tho county. Livestock brought Into the county will rerdi a value of 460,000 and Santa Says Jewelry "for Christmas T Give something ' worth while Jewelry. There is nothing more appreciated nothing more lasting. AND do it NOW. Don't. wait until the last minute and be disappointed. YOU MEN get busy. You will never have a better time to show your thoughtfulness and appreciation. Make it a JEWELRY Christmas, -Our stock is complete from wrist watches to lingerie clasps. VON A. GRAY Pliable Jetvee St. Helens have Infinitely crcati value as the foundation of future herds. Fertilizers bought through the county agent's offlro at considerable saving, gave increased yields on sev errl of our sttple crops. . Excellent progress was mud-i toward Improving and standardizing the potato crop. Very fine seed nnd fe?d was bought through cooperative pools at a great saving tn price to the farmer. Work of this kind will he taken up during the year to come, und no problem will bo considered solved until the best practice in thr.t dlrec ; tlon is universally followed. Holiday Candies Plain Mixed Broken Mixed French Cream Chocolates RED WOOD BOXES from Los Angeles , v Chocolate Shop Helen Ardclle Chocolates Imperials and Kfauses ' i Boxes in all sizes 40c to $10.00' ICE CREAM HOT DRINKS LUNCHES MASON'S ST. HELENS : OREGON Santa's Headquarters FOR PRACTICAL GIFTS Never before has such a complete line ot pricttutlt and useful gifts been shown in St. Helens. Chrittnai comes but once a year and not often is a stock like om found in any little city and sold at such reasonatk prices. Any of the following would please the LADY OF THE HOUSE Aluminum Percolators. Nut Bowls and Sett, Crackers and Pickers, Electric Stoves, Electric oTasters, Glass Baking Dishes, Gas Lamf fancjrtJUid plain styles; English Teapoti in beautiful patterns. Our prices are right on all of these articles and they wl be acceptable presents. Look them over before mikin your selection. t-r Christmas Saving as Well As Spending r HRISTMAS has come to mean a time of thrift to thoughtful parents. r Among the gifts selected for your boys and 'girls include a SAVINGS ACCOUNT here at the Co lumbia County Bank for each of them. Such a gift would promote the youngster's future welfare-as well as immediate pleasure. Anyone may open a Gift Savings Account here for ' anyone by depositing any amount. SHERMAN M. MILES Preside. nsr vi" 8TONE t..it CaHhor GHolumbi ST HELENS OTottttttTTAttttii 1 And when we talk of toys, we do not mean the kind thil are practically "jiscless and of little value, but the kind that the boy orirl will keep and use. We have Wagons, Bicycles, Tricycles, Hand Cars,Boyi Tool Chests that contain real useful tools. Motor; Cars, the best that can be obtained vA that will stand rouh useage. There are thou sands pf other articles in our store that would make the boy or girl happy and we invite your inspection. MEN LIKE PRACTICAL GIFTS And we have prepared for dad, brother, husband of I sweetheart. We have a fine and complete line of Safety Razors, Razor Strops, Flashlights, Cutlery, Sportin Goods, Mechanic's Suppli Klectrical Appliances," Auto Accessories Full Sets of the Guaranteed COMMUNITY SILVERWARE and also many Single Pieces Casseroles in the Celebrated Pyrex Ware. Combination and Enamel Roasters. Lunch pail for father, brother or husband Roller Skates, Trains and Tracks, Dining Room Sets and Furniture Get the Boy a DAISY AIR RIFLE. He iU appreciate arid enjof it Priced from $t-50 J up to $4.50 a You can roake the Christmas a joyous one by purchf in nrari"1 if nn,t .!, y,fta vnu will finCt O r iim HI 14 QUWII .vw J E. G. DITTO ST. HELENS, OREGON lm IN CO!