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IB H JLUME XL. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1921 No. 17 jens MIST Lr. Kllen D.'irl, willow of the late JunioK iron, puKanu on to mi ,lc Tm-Mclny evening at her cot- Li at Seaside. Him had liwn ii. nx health ir several nionuia nut ,r:iih wiih mused by a stroke of ilcxy. Several month ago Mr, i w,'.it In lior cottage In Seaside im hopes of reralnlng hnr health ,1m wim not succeaarul in rlgtl ilio Inn i Iii with old age and llllriltllMI f lIlMI'llUfH. m-cased was horn In Missouri In ; nml with Iiit purnnl croaaen. plains iiml In 1K60 settled In nililii roiinty. She wan the ,-htiT of John and Margaret Mc- tiv hihI 'Im McNuIly donation I rlulin (Mi'Nnlty Crook and Mc- v nini Inn) la known to othet hwr. ilriy reven year ago, deceased nulled in marriage to J union frt and uiilll (ho death of Mr. Dart, h ore ur red several year bko, rounlc lived In Ht. 1 1 1 tin h . Since lin litis "punt hnr time with km In I'ortland, St. Helens and lile. Mm Part wim a mnmbnr of Mli- ChuiiiiT ). F. 8. and wan Past run "f that lodge. The members Iiii Ml7iu;li Chapter will condtirl funeral wrvlcoa whlrh will be H it the MiiKotilo cemetery fin til r- fteniiinn. I!"T. rt. Durlow John will offlilate at the church nrv- m-paneil I" survived by one, son two daughter, J. I). Pnrry of land. Mra. Krneat P. Younger I'nrltaiid mid Mra. C. O. Caaaatt PI. IMena. fh hiidy of dereaaed will arrive fit. Helena at noon Saturday and n to the Methodlfit church and remain (hero until after the ml service. Friend of the de- nJ, who wlah tn view the re- li -in. should go to the church be n thn houra of 12 noon and 1 ST MINUTE LOCAL PICK-UPS rank Oiir.ltmr waa a Portland Jlfor Smuliiy. pi. fl. Chamber baa moved ontu William place on the. Yankton I. pirn. W. J Coatea and Mia Orlona ten alien t Saturday and Sunday In Hand. NEER ANSWERS THE FINAL CALL Kid'" Vnrt, IMoneer of 18W la itiiilii neil. ""n a i kill of Hi. Melon. . End Come ',.n lull at her Heniddo Home. AMERICAN LbGION "FLYING SQUADRON Squadron to Ixi In Hi. Helen, Mondiiy April The local boat of the Amnrle1.11 glon hua received notice from Ad- tant Elvers of the Depart men I nf Oregon that ihn "Flying Squadron III make a trip to the poata In the iwer Cnluniblu dlatrlct next week the flrat atop of the squadron to bo St. Helena. The aiiuiidron will arrlvo in thla y on Monday afternoon, April 111. and a annrliil mumlm. ..r n... poat haa been called for that evon- ng. All .milliners of the poat and II ex-sorvlcn men .l,..ii,.... i... member or nol are urged to Im prnaeni l una meetlliK. 1'rlniarllr. thn mill f I Prill I a m.. L- I.. ' ' imiiiwii n limning thla trip In the Inloreat of the stalo nonua imii id in voted on by the poo- ai Hie election cji u.iI f,.r i,.. Ita work, however, la not llm SPEED FIENDS PAY $850 FINES Some sixty motorists who preferred to travel at a apeed In excess of 30 mllea per hour, and aoino of them who hit the highway at 40 to CO mill's per hour, surrendered to the county w few hundred dollara becauan of the violation if the atatn apeed lawb During the month of March. Snced Cop I. h. Abbott had Interview with alxty molorlata who were not aatla. fled at thn thirty nillo per hour gali. The fine aaaeaaed In the luatloe court at St. Helen amounted to ap proximately 1X50.00, which la enouRh to pay for the motorcyclo and the aalary of tho apeed cop for one month. However, Mr. Abbott la not trying to pinch a aufflclent number of molorlat to make up for the sal ary the county pay him and he tnllb the Mint that his duty la to patrol the highway and ano that the reckleaa driver la brought to tljnie ho that the careful driver dona not aufier. mid tho Mlat bellevea he la doing hi duty without favortlHin and v.iih it due re gard for the reaponalbllltiea with which be la entruated. Ns Kmlly Klemlnir of Portland week end k-tieHt of Mr. and h. . W. Da,-. hlr. ami Mra. J. If. CbrUtenaen. nerly of this pHm but now Ht r In roi lhuiil, were In town Satur- Minn Kh.le Murley In home from mmelte I nlverMly for the week. It ti t It Taylor whimo homo la In iir.ya'de, WiihIi.. la her guoat for HIH'K. Mhert llun-hiim hn sold the mier Coiweil to Cantaln Ohet rner of I'oiiliiml who wll operate milliner in iiinK harbor work tlio I'orlliiinl harbor. 'iyir llnllitKli went to Ralnlet "irmlay in ,K (n0 launch Grace t. Hl'lellH. I'rinnrlnir tnr ha 'Win aeiisnn which Boon open, tho w hua liiM-n Riven a thorough I'ninulliii?. Tho Vo!nnil'a Clllli wilt (t,..lr fit meet in K at the realdenco of Mra. F'nie itosa on Tueadny afternoon. Iirlll2ili ,.i ii,... It. . 1 ;- . mm. paper Jhe dillil a ItlKbt to llapplnea" ii.ii ny .Mra. Harold Hrotighi ami Mra. C. . Adama wll read i"V"r i mining Little Cltltoiia." IS llolierl II,,. ...in 1.- - i. "in ii" a iuii ai- IMnnce of , mon,i,rg. t...i .vartln White, local chalr- " i the Coiiimitteo for the rollof ibn atiirvhiK Clilnoao, toll the Mlat 11 III) la llllll'll an. him,,,. . . ' , -I lonirimitioiiB thus far re ,i,ki ,. rionea tllnt hnlnra an. i" k una pnaattd, St. Helen wilt '"e au lit Im .... .,. . Mill, lln.H,l,",rlber ao It could be Ihh.!,iiV.l,,l?s Aul s,,cle,' of th iniiillat elmi.nl, ...in i I ho i "in givo a luncn liurrh parlor Thurday. April ' lllll Tlfitti 1..... . n a ir u I i r. un me niu or rter pie ana corree. lrlnirnj ",,u "'nor ariiciei oi l of ?m m"1"mor PProl. The la- . " "I I Ii Bun nt ... J - . "Rtl" to nil. coruia! in Knulet'lV 'T didn't like Lv r.J,f 1,l'lolphla and didn't i i , "..rry ",n tor h wrlten Pw tirtn. n'v,"-on ana came to Fhe ti. ??ns a fine city, "iu ner cf r"t to Ii,., t i, ""B- 1 weni kuth ni, . P"knd aw Dabe H oin-i . ovp': 'ho fence. Hoy ln,ii:iB ... ""B him awing. I an fork ti " llly llore noln bork ;""le of nn "P "re oe lU ., u no cargoea. My regard! to Pi 7th. Hon lo thin one auhject alone. Ita nioi onjoei ta to infiiKB new life In he American I.eiilon firmtH nnil iijuLi mumbera and ex-aervlcn men In the matter of any claim ihey muy have agaluat the government. All ex-aervlce men who hn. nt received their Victory Meilula are laked to bring their discharge to ho meeting and tho army field clerk vlll take their applle4itiona. and anv :lulm. of any imtum. will lun i,a handled. Don't forget tho date Monday, prll 11th. IRALDA MAY GO ON ASTORIA RUN The uteamer Irnlda which for year plied the Columbia on thn Italnler-Ht. Ileletia-rorllnnd rim and which wa withdrawn from the run several weeks ni;o. m.iy (in on thu Portland-Astoria run about June 1st If the plana of Lawrence llolmiin, malinger of tho America and Iralda, do not chunge. Mr. Iloluian who was In 8t. Ilebms Monday night, stated to the Mlat thut be wa hav ing the Iralda overhauled and add ing morn passenger accommodation. Tho apace forward, formerly used for freight, bus been changed Into a sniiikli.g room mid the cubln aft haa been mado more comfo'tahlo by In- stulllng additional imlture. It la Mr. Ilolman's plana to have the steamer leavo Portland trl-weekly and at 9 o'clock A. M. Making stops at the most Important landing, the steamer should arrive In Astoria at 4 o'clock In tho afternoon. It would lay over at Astoria and leave there at 9 o'clock in the morning, arriving at Portland at 4 p. in. MANAGER CHOSEN FOR BASE BALL TEAM LOOKS LIKE A WET 5PPING! LAST DAY RUSH TO PAY TAXES Thousand of Dollara Surrendered to Sheriff for Tax lU celpta Delin quency More than In Former Year. Tuesday, April 6. waa the last dav on which tax payer could take aa- vuniage or paying half of their taxea, for from that date, tf the taxes were unpaid, a penalty or Interest of ono por cent per month will be added. consequently hundreds of Columbia property owner visited the sheriff office on Monday and Tuesday. The ax rou or tho county amounts to $768,000 and a party well Informod tells the Mist that more than $2D0, 000 has been paid as tho first install ment. The sheriff's office turned over to hte county treasurer $146, 000 on Wednesday ,ua there are some checks yet to be checked up, nui u is quite evident that the delin quent tax payers are more numerous and the amouul tn unoald taxes much larger than in any previous year. The high rate of taxation which as some have expressed it, amounts to confiscation. Is claimed to be the causa fur the uun payment of tho taxes. OREGON REFUND ON LAND SOLD At mnniliiir TneadaV evening ai the Chamber of Commerce rooms, Kit Conyors was selected as mnnagor of tho St. Holens llaselmll club. A number of business men were pro ont and promised financial support towards organizing ana niniiituiiunK a St. Holens team, which Kit says will be composed of St. Holens hoys. In the next row aiys. a coiiinim. will call on tho buslnoss men to take their subscriptions. Sunday at z:au o cioca a pruin game will be staged at the fall grounds. Managor Conyers says ev oryono wll bo welcome and thoro'a no admittance charge. EASTER CANTATA TO BE REPEATED Tn i-Minnnan to a large number of requests from person who were un able to attond the Easter cantata ! hld 'at the Methodis. nhureh EoBter night Choir Director Holllngsworth anrt tnoae who iuu part In the cantata have consented to repeat the cantata and have fixed Sunday night. April 17th as the date. All those who attended the cantata uritva I fill A in their nralsos of the beautiful muBlo rendered and those who were so unfortunate as noi io present, will have an opportunity to henr the muslo Sunday night, April 17th. J. I,. Tjmbrmnn ilird this mornW t five o'clock st his home in St Helena. Deceased win about 0 yearn old and had lived in Colnmbia county for a half cen tury. He ii mrvived by hi wife More particular! in the next iune of the Mut. WASHINGTON. April 5. Repre sentative Sinnot has been notified by the commissioner of the general land office thut a refund of $1.25 per acre will bo made to purchasers who paid $2.60 per acre for land in oven num bered sections, as well as in odu numbered sections, involved In the primary limits of trio general route of the Northern Pacific railroad from Wallula Junction, Washington, to Portland, Oregon, forfeited by act of congreHs In 1890. Two dollars and fifty cents per acre was churged In stead of the regular price of $1.26 on the theory that the uu'Idiug of the railroad would enhance the value oi the land. Tho road was not built and the su premo court of the United States, in 1919, decided that a refund should be ninilo to purchasers of land In odd sections. The commissioner ruled thut this decision of the supreme court did not cove? tho even sections, but tho secretury of the Interior hai. recently held that the refund should likewise apply io the even sections as well as to the odd. "The lands Involved are embraced In a strip forty miles wide on oach side of the proposed line of the Nor thern Pacific along tho Columbia river from Wallula Junction, Wash ington, to Portland, Oregon, which wiib forfeited on account of the fail ure of the railroad company to con struct the road. Applicants will have until Decem ber 11, 1921, to file applications for repayment and may obtain applica tion blanks by writing to uopresenta- tlve Sinnot. VERNONIA ORGANIZES, COMMERCIAL CLUB Sixty Sinn Application Membemhip Organization to bo Perfected To night. Dolrgatlon from St. Helen Mill Attend. Vernonia, the metropolis of the Ne- halcra Valley organized a Commercia. Club. The Mist Is informed that It took only a day to secure sixty sign ers and that means Vernonia will have a real live organization. To night thoy.wlll meet to further per fect arrangements and outline plana. It Is expected that a large crowd will be present and among them wlll be a delegation from the St. Helens Chamber of Commerce. Ex ecutive secretary John L. Storla In forms the Mist that several cars loaded to capacity, will leave St. Holens thla afternoon bound for Ver -nonla. It is the purpose of tho St. Holens delegation to assist the Ver nonia club tn outlining plans whicu w'li b3 Im Ija bcttarinent of Colum bia county, and act with them in a program of county development. The program for the evening en tnrtalnment has not been outlined In full, but it Is known that the hospit able people of the Nehalem have made arrangements for a mighty good supper after the organization has been perfected. HIGH SCHOOL TEAM HAS GAME SATURDAY Will Open Season With Fast Colum bia University Team The St. Helens high ball club will optn the baseball season tomorrow afternoon, when they will enrage the fast Cdumbla university team. The local have been practicing faithfully and Coach Spies th'nks he has a fast aggregation and they will give a good account of themselves. The weathei for the past few day has been ideal for practice and the locals have rounded Into good form.' Coach Spiess will probably start Olson on the firing line and if he can deliver the goods he will work the entire game, Anderson doing the receiving. In the event that Olson does not show the right form, Klhlan and Crutce will be in radiness to go on the mound. The probable Ilne-up will be, An derson, catcher and Olson, pitcher. Klblan will hold down first and Blakesley will cavort around second. Crulce will Jiold down third, the tor rid corner and Bebville will scoop 'em up at short. Ross will look after the left garden and Hill will be sta tioned In center while Wellborn will see that all flies are eaten up in right. Larsen and Ketel will warm the bench and he in readiness to take any position If Coach Spiess wishes a change made. The game will be called at 2:30 o'clock sharp and the hoys hope the fans of St. Helens will turn out and root for the home team to win. The game will be played on the Fair ground field which Is now In excellent condition. AMERICAN LEGION ON JAP QUESTION At their regular meeting Monday night, Columbia Post 42. The. Amer ican Legion went oi. record as being opposed to the employment of Japa nese In any capacity In this vicinity. The matter wa brought up because it wa reported that several Japanese have recently been vmployed In this vicinity. The meeting was largely attended and several of the members expressed their view In no uncer tain manner, and the following reso lution was adopted. Resolved; That Columbia Post No. 42, The Ameri can Legion, goes on record as op posed to the employment of Japanese in any capacity, believing there Is an ample supply of white labor to fill all the positions now open and in all lines of business and further believ ing that the employment of a few Japanese is only a forerunner of the establishment of a colony, 'and "we point to the situation which now ex ists in many California cities and communities and in Seattle and sur rounding country as examples of what can be expected. O. E. S. ENTERTAINS GRAND OFFICIALS BUS LICENSE FEE AI 300 After Much Discussion the Council Agree on Juloff Bus Line Charge Pass Ordinunce for Improvement of Winter and Wyeth Streets. FEATURE PLAYS COMING TO LIBERTY DETHMAN ADJUDGED NOT GUILTY John Dethmon who was arrested several weeks ago by Deputy Warden Campbell of Cowlitz county, Wash ington, and charged with ftshlng with a snag line, was tried In the jus tice court at Kalama, Wash., on Mon day morning. After the evidence had been introduced ana nis case piacea before the Jury by his attornoy O. R. Metsker, the Jury brought in a verdict of not guilty and then John hurried home. His boat and not are tn tin. poasosslon of the Washington author ities and It is probable another charge will be brought against him for hav Inir small sturgeon In his possession. He hai ud Campbell for 7S0.00 and the case may be neara ai me may term of court. . i - County court Is In session this week nnrt manv road matters are being dnred. The road building fund amounts to almost 20.000 and there are many who are asking the court for toadii or toad repana in many locauuo. Manager East of the Liberty Thea ter has booked some big plays foi the coming week. "The Jack Knife Man" tells an original story of a life on a Bhanty boat on the Mississippi River. This is a play which will be especially interesting to children anu Mr. East states that all children 12 years of age or under and when ac companied by adults, will be admit ted free. The play will be at the Lib erty Wednesday. Sunday and Mon day Harold Lloyd will be seen in his latest success "Now or Never." Lloyd Is a favorite with the movie funs in St. Helens and they will be uure to boo him in his latest and big gest success. In addition to this stellar attraction, the Liberty will present Wallace Reld in "The Valley of the Giants." It is a play which tells of the perils of picture making In the Giant Redwood Forests of California. The price of admittance to th theatre has been changed. Instead of being 36o and 20c, the price, frou. now on, will be 30o and 10c. Mr, East states that all children must have tickets as the government au thorities insist on a war tax from every one who enters the theater. TRAIN WRECK DELAYS TRAFFIC Mlzpah Chapter, O. E. S., No. 30, was visited Monday night by Mrs. Ida TJmbach, worthy grand matron of the Oregon domain. Mrs. I'm bach's home Is at Lakevlew. Other grand officers present were: Mrs. Rradon, grand warder; Mrs. Lillte Young, grand chaplain; Mrs. Dick erson. grand organist. A large atendance was present to reot the grand officers and follow- ns the business session the us'.v.i! sumptuous banquet was served. Initiatory work was also put on in at!on of the council that some street very impressive and satisfactory i improvement warrants had been in Wednesday morning the freight train bound for Astoria met with a mishap. Just north of Holbrook, an axle on an oil tank car broke and the car was derailed. The Astoria train which was just behind the freight train waa held up on account of tho wreck and the Portland train, coming from Astoria, was held at ScappooBe several hours until tho track could be cleared. Passengers on both trains were bitter In their expression as to the arrangements made by railroad officials. Several passengers who left St. Helens at 11 o'clock did not arrive In Portland until 4 o'clock In the afternoon. Others were more fortunate, for while the train was hold up at Scappoose and promises of a speedy clearing of the track were made, they took jitneys anu auto busses and arrtvod in Portland several hours before the train did. The Mist understands that they will make a claim for refund of the money they paid for tickets to Portland, and the Mist believes that the rail road company should make such re fund. The great falls of the Orange Rlvi in Airica are more than twice as high as Niagara and higher than the victoria Fulls . i The big question which the coun cil decided at their regular meeting Monday night was the amount A. Jaloff should pay for a franchise to operate his busses in and through the city. The ordinance as original ly drawn, called for an annual fee of $500 payable in advance and Jaloff had told the council he could not pay It. When the ordinance was brought up for the third reading Mayor Bat lagh said" are there any remarks" and Recorder Godfrey responded that plenty of remarks were made at the last session of the council. The mayor, however, thought that ther should be more discussion before the ordinance was passed. He stated that to charge $600 might work a hardship and he was opposed to worVUg a hardship on any one. He ' asked Councilman Barhett for bis opinion, and the councilman said "It seems to be a case of be damned 1 yon do and be damned If you don't." He thought that $600 might be a little stiff and suggested $300. Former Motion Reconsidered When the $300 rate was suggest ed, Councilman McDonald stated that he did not think It could be changed for at a previous meeting a motion had been made and carried that $500 license fee be inserted in the ordi nance. Recorder Godfrey came to the rescue by suggesting that th former motion be reconsidered and a new motion made. A motion was made and seconded that the eld mo tion be reconsidered. It passed. Councilman McDonald voting the only "no." O'Connor said "I think $300 la enough and if they add more cars, let them pay more." Brower said "I really don't know what to think," and a general discussion followed. Barnett finally nau a motion that the fee be $300 per year and the lim it be six cars and the motion was seconded by Brower. When it came to a vote, McDonald voted "yes" with the other councilman stating "that, it is no use to be all by yourself as it (the motion) will carry anyway." Suggest Charter Change. -' The mayor satd that '"'when ' the " charter committee were working on the new charter that he would like to see an amendment abolishing the water commission and avoid a dupli cation of some of the work. He thought that by giving the council the entire say, that a city manager could be employed who would devote his entire time to the management of city affairs. This brought on quite a discussion and upon suggestion of John L. Storla, the recorder was in structed to write to the state librari an for some book which give full particulars as to city managers, etc., andother data in that respect. L. Burdick applied to the council for a license or permit to operate a traveling kitchen. He would use a nice wagon he had and everything would be sanitary. The mayor re ferred the matter to the street com Sherman Miles called the atten- manner. A large number of visitors were present from Multnomah, Portland, Myrtle and Martha Washington chap ters in Portland. The local chapter Is one among the most flourishing in Oregon and the grand worthy matron took occa sion to congratulate the members for their enterprise and the stable condition of the order. MILTON CREEK CAMP RESUMES OPERATION After having been closed down since last December, the logging camp of the Milton Creek Logging Company resumed work Monday morning and 115 men, a majority of whom reside In the Yankton neigh borhood, returned to work. Mana ger Briggs was In St. Helens Tues day and stated that it was the Inten tion of the company to continue op eration. The pay-roll of the camp la more than $15,000 per month and the closing of and idleness of the camp was felt by the business con cerns in St. Helens, and the news of the resumption of work will come as a pleasant bit of news, not only to them, but to the many employes who have been idle for the past few months. BIG MISSION AT CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Clancy has just received word that a mission will be conduct ed at the Catholic Church by Father James O'Reilly, S. J., an eloquent preacher and lecturer who has just returned from the Hawaiian Islands where he preached for missions for the oast three months the last, on the Leper Islands of Molokal. The mission will begin on Sunday morning April 17th at the 10:30 High Mass and will be concluded on Sunday the 24th. Father Clancy, in speaking of the mission said that the specific pur pose thereof is the renewal of faith and devotion among vigilant Catho lics and the higher advancement In A subscriber wants to know where tho sptritual life of those who are llari go to. Well, a lot of them regular. These eloquent sermons haven t got there yet. jare also open to the public. the bank for some time and no steps taken towards taking them up. Speaking for both banks he said that if the city was not more prompt in taking care of its obligations, that the banks would refuse to take the paper. Later he explained that he referred to only improvement war rants and was per.ectly willing to handle the general fund warrants. The matter was referred to the fi nance committee. John L. Storla brought to the at tention of the council that in the near future the Chamber of Com merce would have the annual clean up day and asked that the city pay for some of the labor. Mayor Bal lagh assured him that the city would co-operate with the Clean Up Com mittee. An ordinance for the Improvement of Winter and Wyeth streets was read and approved. There was some discussion as to the action of the Public Service Commission in the tel ephone raise matter, but no definite action taken. The usual grist of monthly bills were read and those which were ap proved, were ordered paid. Several matters of minor importance were disposed of before adjournment. . AN OLD TIMER DIES IN HOSPITAL Michael Pieter, a resident of St. Helens since 1S83 and until several years ago when he was adjudged in sane and sent to the hospital, died at that Institution Sunday night. Vou A. Gray, his guardian, made arrange ments to have the body brought to St. Helens for burial, but Charles Llttl field, attorney for Mrs. Pieter, who was united in marriage many years ago, and while-she was a young girl. had the body shipped to Portland. Pieter, who was a recluse and a miser, accumulated fortune of some $8,000 and It is suprosod there will be a contest for the estate. He has been tn the asylum for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob George who left St. Helens several weeks ago are now comfortably located In a cottage at Monterey, California and will be llia.a cniinra I , nl Ko hoffi-fl .alii T, It, cr J to St. Helens.