Image provided by: St. Helens Public Library; St. Helens, OR
About St. Helens mist. (St. Helens, Or.) 1913-1933 | View This Issue
T H E ST. H E L E N S MIST. F R ID A Y
PAG E FO U R
THE ST. HELENS MIST
Issued Kvery Friday by
THE MIST PUBLISHING COMPANY
fl. C. MORTON...........................Editor
H VBOR1 PTIO N H A V E S
Six M onth s
at St. Helens.
o f March 3rd.
1912. at the Postoffice
Orecon, under the act
Member National Editor'al Associa
tion aad Orejón State Editoria
INDICATES BETTER TIMES.
General Manager J P. O’ B.ien
o f the O.-W. R. £ N. lines is author
ity for the statement that the com
pany he represents will spend $5.-
000.000 for improvements in the
railroad property of their system in
the northwest. The budget o f ex
penses of the improvement call for
building of .lew bridges, relaying
track with heavier rail, ballasting
roadbed and other expenses Inciden
tal to improvement or betterments
o f a railr« ad line.
ments planned will require much la
bor, hund-eds of thousands of dol
lars worth of lumber and numerous
other Items whi.’h requ'te material
and labor. Therefore, there will he
a large expenditure for labor and
It is encouraging nev.-s to
the financial world of the northwest
for It is a harmonious note in the
speaking o f It, we believe the fol
lowing shirt story copied from an
exchange might make some of us
pause— and think.
, q u ir t
. to SUI
o f th-
to o c c
fo r t(
YtH’ lt JOII.
A five-year-old child the other day
asked. "Daddy, where decs corn come
from ?" "W ell,” replied daddy, "a
man in the country plums some seed
corn in the spring, when the leaves
begin to come on the trees, and the
seed grows into stalks upon which
the corn grows. In the uutuiun. when
the leaves fall off the trees, the mull
gathers the corn und takes it to the
grist mill, where another man grluds
it into meal. Then other men take
it on a freight train and carry it
to the city, where it is placed in the
stores. And when daddy wants any
corn meal he goes to the store and
buys it, and that is how we get our
corn meul mush."
And here the ehild uttered a great
economic truth for he remarked
aren't people good to us, daddy.
The father had never thought if it
in that way. but that is how every
man's job works out, though he may
be thinking only of the reward that
comes to him. Every man's Job is
one of serving not so much himself
us it is of assisting others
worker is performing a service to
hundreds of thousaud of people, and
the better he does his job the better
he is to the multitude that benefits
from his work, whether it be dig
ging a ditch for u water main or en
deavoring to reduce armameuts.
A news item published this week
in the "B y Hone Days” column, in
forms us that the people ol St I lei
ens were busy cleaning up .lie prem
ises and making the cellars clean,
etc., or in other words, making a
general clean up. And that reminds
us that tomorrow is April first, and
the people of St Helens should be
T H E I O l N D ATlON O l C R E D I T .
gin to think of emulating the ex
Few people ever stop to th'nk that ample set by residents of this city
insurance is the basis of modern twenty-eight years ago.
business. This is true because busi time for the plans for the Annual
Cleau-l’ p Day.
ness activity is predicated upon
credit und credit in turn rests upon
A wife was fined $5 in New York
insurance, particularly fire insur
city for whipping tier husband in
When a man goes to his banker to the street. Served her right Wives
borrow money on cither real estate ought to whip their husbands a'
or merchandise, the latter will be home if at all.
found to insist upon the protection
Our idea o f thriftleseness :x to
afforded by a fire insurance policy,
otherwise the destruction o f tiie make enough money to be liable to
physical basis of the credit would the income tax and then not save
leave the bank without any security enough money to pay the tux
for its money. One of the first things
A Princeton freshman sa>
called for by the man who loans
money upon improved real estate is never been kissed by a girl
regard such a statement
a fire insurance policy to protect you
boast or a confession?
his Interest in the property.
If commodities in storage or in
It is said that the people of F i
tr; nsit were not protected by fire
insurance, the merchant, providing n e r spend $45.000.000 a year inr
he wore willing to risk his c piial, whiskey. And yet some people ex
would be able to operate only upon pect peace there.
a scale commensurate with his cash
The seismograph Ir a wonderful
Under such a system,
commerce in its modern proportions instrument. It records eartbqu k>-*
that nobody would have known
would be unknown.
May I ask: Who carries to mar
ket the fruits and lumber of El
Who pays the heaviest tr a n s p o s i
builds up the community they en
ter? The railroads. Who takes a
chance with their money on going
railroads. Who. hy their leaving a
community would have a disastrous
effect on your business and prop
KKI.K.H i.N WINS.
repairs the highways? The people.
Who is wearing out the highways?
A marked increase in the enroll
The motor trucks and stages. Who ment in the theological school of
pays very little toward the upkeep practically all the Protestant denom
of highways, although they do com inations is reported tor the past
mercialize them? The motor trucks year. More young men and women
and stages. Who should lie made to than ever before are studying lor
pay for the damage to highways by tiie ministry. Although the records
heavier taxation? The motor trucks lor other religious denominations
and stages. Who builds and main are not at hand, there is little doubt
tains their own right of way? The that there is a like awakening among
Who, then, is entitled them.
to your business. The railroads, be- j
There has been great dread in
cause they build their own way. i many quarters that the trend of th)
market your produce, build up vour 1 American people was away from
community, r.nd are an asset to any spiritual things. The young have
been »cored severely for embracing
carnal pleasures and material inter
HOW t>l It MEMBERS VOTED ON ests too eagerly.
Opposed to those who feared too
great materialism were many people
The house on Monday voted on a who believed that one o f tiie great
little "bonus" measure— the free and good results of the world war
seed hill. While the distribution of would be to interest people more
free seed will cost the public only deeply in matters of religion. It is
several hundred thousand dollars, as reassuring to find that the latter
against billions involved in the tol- had sucii excellent reason for their
diers’ bonus measure, both are sup belief.
ported by the same improper motive
— the desire of members o f congress
GOING TO C H I'IK 'll.
to return to Washington for another
It is a common impression that
term and to use the treasury of the
United Slates to popularize them people do not go to church as they
selves with classes o f voters back in used to go. Yet a religious census
their home constituencies.
It is to be set down to the credit Americans are regular church at-
of Representatives Johnson. Summers
That is not so bad in a
and Webster, of Washington. MeAr- population of about 106 , 0 0 0 . 00 b.
There are 200,090 ministers in the
tbus and Siunott of Oregon and
French o f Idaho that they voted United States, including all denom
against the free seed bill. North- ! inations.
If every member attended church
regularly, the congregations would
Of course, many are still oulside
Attendance is irregular.
Nevertheless, the churches are mak
In the last five years more than
4,000,000 new members have been
added to the churches in this coun
try. What news could he more im-
But we suppose the professional re
former doesn't care how much p* o
pie knock him just so he gets hi
BIG SAVIN G S FOR
T H R IF T Y H O U SEW I FI
ur business ami out yearn of experience assures you of
. cx l,crt work ami at reasonable prices.
J on sU n tin . P lu m b e r
»pr.ng or any oilier season in the
The practice is doubly wrong —
first, in leading people to want some
thing for notning, and, second, in al
lowing members of congress to use
government-bought perquisites to aid
their campaigns for re-election. —
turc of the "olii sch ool" and the new, this hanl
o t i t i s its b e st attention and service to all who
u ,ir its doors
Gen. Ludcndorf says that in the
next war Germany will profit by the
mistpkeg that she made In tha last
one. Meaning, that she will stay out
r e g a r d le s s o f s t a t io n
in lite or
loo §C V
Washing is hard work
You become overheat
Then you hang the
clothes out to dry anil
pus » »J
Lut by ti
S A N IT A R Y
found ly i
Remember the tin e wh*-r. a f e l l o -
was thought to be highly
pllshed if he could play on the gui
th* 111 Or,
1**111 its I k
An old married man w
know if tiie tax on bachelor
a luxury tax.
M O RTO N & WILSON
(T w o Markets)
C ilumbia St. Central— Willamette St
o a rg a m s
1 MEN the paint on your
property begins to check
and crack, it is time to paint
Unless your house is
protected by a smooth, elastic
film o f durable paint, decay will
set in and rapidly depreciate it.
Deny is expensive and wsitciul.
Eric* lumber alone, to get an idea
of what it will coat to repair or re
build. Faint saves this cost.
The best paint is the most econom
ical in the long run. It spreads easily
—saves labor cost. It covers a larger
area y t gallon than “cheap" paint.
“f of th*
ait Blinking ol buying a car this year. Hi-
UM| lls before you make your selection. ®
‘ ‘ ‘ tit the m oney to lay <lown for a new car **•
L'm :un,ish y <,l‘
a used car which mi^ht am*
•' ‘ U • |ust ,ts well. L ook over the followinj
‘ » 'I C.ir Bargains. Ready to Run and I®-,
Repairs Cost More Tha
♦90 Chevrolet Touring
- I t rourin .
* hi and new i a t, only
1 *ui ing, almost good as
meet the weather conditi
They contain die finest
PIONEER VU1ITK IE. AI
seed oil. pure nr.r and pi
combined scieritificaliy in
portions. I hey are the
*•!*» r»H«, M«.
»!«• Depbr'm.ft, •!
«.fa«? d «aérai 1« co|#f
Car, o n ly
SI 050 -A|
W e w i 'l ^ i v r v - i t isy <(rr*m
* h"l> can
"“ t Plan»«
**d »p*nt ,
a"ti »* f„ u
*unn \\ 1 1
J"»t liegij a
?“ r ‘»» h . on
f1- llOn ;
„ 7 yr.....
• M ils
'» 'i ;
SPE C IF IC A T IO N
P h oen ls P u re Paint
" " n line,
Everywhere Yo» Look You See a Chevron
♦ COPELAND AUTO 0
ST. HELENS. O R E G O N
******♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ *
fl"d Ii ,|
: ? »«■ d
••lo» barnway aad t
P ur« Prepared Paint
Manufactured by W. P. Fuller & Co., Dept. <9, San
Brvnckr» * - in - 19
k over these cars .r. : let us
’ V ' 11
/ Grand Roadsttr, in good hape
Osor r „ „ , a,, i
Vs'ni.h •• SI, ,
•s* PIONKLK WHI
DELAYED .11 STM E.
Sv/lft Justice is the only justice
When justice is de
layed It Invites evasion and loses,
even when it finally arrives, most of
Its moral effect as a deterrent.
The system In most states makes
crime a fair gamble for any male
factor. The chances of getting away
with the worst crimes are indefinite
ly multiplied during the long period
between the offense and the final de
cree o f the courts. '
The result is that law Is held in
contempt and Justice Is robbed o f Its
‘ .Now that co- inferences have I - ome
all the rage, why
not hav* one on
tiie limitation I of automobile» acci
PROH IBITION .
Consumption of liquor reduced 70
per cent. Marked decrease in crime.
Great reduction in population of
prisons, almhouses and asylums.
General imrovenient in domestic con-
This summary o f the effects o f pro
Ii I hi t ion is not ‘ 'propaganda'' frorr
the Anti-Saloon le-agub— it Is th<
independent victory o f .an InvestIga
tion conducted by the New Yorl
Herald th'oughout the country.
& Healing Expert Engineer
Helens* O regon
in trying to save on paii
W e have a
plcte line ot Bath R oom Supplies.
A member of the British ro>
family has just married a i-oKimi nor
— which was
thing .to do.
I'llllil* I>11.It 1 » .
ITttshurgh has »‘‘I ll>e rest .if ill»
country mi example. lly »r.l»r of iIn*
superintendent of polio». (Iilril de
gree methods of obtaining eonfcs-
.■•loiis from prisoners at polio» si a
lions are no longer permitted
This action has boon taken in pur;
as til» result of trials at which prix
oners from whom ooiifessious hud
been wrung in this way have been
acquitted. Their confessions were
thrown out of court.
This is u practical consideration
which cannot be ignored by police
officials who know Him it is not
the number of arrests Intt the uum
her o f convictions that count
it will not be disputed that con
fessions are occasionally obtained by
these extreme methods that couid
not have been obtuiued otherwise
but their use taints every "confes
sion" which is thus forced.
Confession by torture Is commonly
thought of as mediaeval, it lias no
place in these modern times.
„f '-20„ o
l* «ndMr ,
■« "»erica o
Nrf> uf i