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VERNONIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9
MOUTHPIECE of the NEHALEM VALLEY
SHOWN IN BIG GAINS
Post Office Receipts Sure Indication
of Town's Growth and Business
Expansion) No Kicks Hara
It ¡H interesting to compare the
postal business of 1924 with that of
1923. Before 1923 the business a-
mounted to very little—the rapid
growth not starting in any degree
until late 1922. For the year just
past, 1924, we huve:
Stamp* Salas For
1923 being nearly double.
Money Order Busina»»
1923—78 Renters. Over 5 times in-
The Indies of the “Millvicw 500
club” entertained with a Christmas
tree and dance at the Hayes’ home
«luring the holidays. All joined in
singing appropriate songs and Peg
gy Hayes read "The Night Before
Chirstmas” Santa Claus gave each
guest many gifts from the beautiful
ly decorated and well laden tree.
Cards and dancing were enjoyed un
til a late hour, music being furnish
ed by the radio. The hostess served
sandwiches, cake, coffee, chocolate,
an«l candy to their guests.
Those enjoying the evening were:
Mr. and Mrs. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs.
Cropper, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs,
Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Gould, Mr.
and Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs.
Bleile, Mr. an«l Mrs. Hughes, Me. and
Mrs. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Close,
Misses Hughes and Condit, Messrs.
Grady and Graham.
OREGON LEADS IN PER CAP
ITA CHEESE PRODUCTION
Accorling to figures announced by
the Department of Agriculture, Ore
gon cheese makers lead the entire
country in per capita production of
cheese, the average for the United
States being $1,175 per cheese as
sociation member, while Oregon’s
production was $2,8X0, for the year
1925. Minnesota follows with $1,338,
Wisconsin $1,088, and New York
Mrs. Huffaker Sues for Divorce
Minnie Loretta Huffaker filed suit
in circuit court yesterday for a de
cree of divorce from Lawrence Dan
iel Huffuker to whom she was mar
ried in 1910. Among numerous al
legations in the complaint, Mrs. Huf.
inker charged that her husband
would not let her send her three child
ren to Sunday school and that he had
been convicted of liquor law viola-
AUTO TAX MONIES
,Thc Vernonia man who doesn’t drive
a car isn't as strong for good roads
ns the man who owns one, and who
pays a pretty tax for the privilege of
such ownership. And yet the man
who has no car is in a way indebted
to his neighbor who has. The super
intendent of cshools of the state of
Ohio recently declared that “the
counties that have the best roads al
so have the best schools.’* We accept
it as the truth, and call attention to
the fact that a vast percen of the
money thnt is being spent in this
country for good roads is coming di
rectly out of the pockets of car own
ers in the shape of taxes for auto
licenses. So car owners, in paying
their good money for roads are at
the same time making better schools.
And better schools are going to ben
efit the man who does not own a ear
just as much as they benefit the
families that do. It is a pretty good
Idea, if you are a non-car owner, to
toneider this point n favor of those
Who do own them, but who are being
taxed heavily for that privilege.
Mrs. Cathernie McCrnken of Port
land will be here Jan 16 to install the
newljr elected officers of the W. B.
iof the Macabees. The ladies are
king hard to get their team in
A for the occasaion.
United we boost, divided wo buot.
Paul Robinson, Editor and Owner
Volume 3, Number 22
EX-POSTMASTER IS HELD
OBEY HEALTH LAWS
OR SUFFER ARREST
Contagious Diaoaso Need Not Be-
Come an Epidemic if All Cit
izens Are Dutiful. Get
Every doctor is a health officer in
a degree, and it is his duty to report
any contageous disease to the City
Health Officer. The City Health Of
ficer must see that quarenteen is
obeyed or report to Police Depart
ment. Breakers of this law will be ar
rested. There is a vaccination law in
ths state requring all school children
ti be vaccinated for small pox. The
children are thus safer in school than
on the streets, or in mixed crowds.
If your house has a patient, you must
not go and come, but if you go in
the house and roim where patient is,
you must then remain at home nt
least for 21 days, (three weeks). No
patient is well until all scabs have
disappeared. After getting well you
MUST fumigate the entir house with
candles purchased at any drug store;
you must wash all bed clothes, win
dow curtains, etc. Fumigate yourself,
including mouth wash and a good
hair wash. The laws will be enforced.
Miss Julia S. Groo, an 18-year old
Portland, Oregon high school girl is
the winner of the $15,000 modern
electrically equipped home in the Na
tional Lighting contest in which over
1,000,000 school chldren participated
Miss Groo also won the $200 cash
grand prise in the Portland lighting
contest. Her essay of 600 words was
worth over $25 a word to her.
J. J. CROSSLEY
Entries aer getting in trim, Hgr-
neaa is being buckled for the 1926
Senatorial Race. Here ia the first an
nouncement, and, sure as fate, he is
a mighty good and worthy aspirant.
Many Vemoniaites know him.
J. J. Crossley veteran of the World
war and lawyer of Portland since
his return from service overseas, has
announced that he will be a candi
date for the Republican nomination
as U. S. Senator at the primary elec
tion of 1926, seeking the place now
held by Senator R. N. Stanfield.
Morning at 10:00: Sunday School.
11:00 a. m.: Preaching.
6:30 p. m.: Endeavor.
7:30 p. m.: Preaching.
Mrs. Essen, State Supt. of the
Christian Sunday Schools, will deliv
er both sermons. All are cordially in
vited to attend all meetings.
The “Petersen’« Popular Price«”
Gents Furnishing Store h*a moved to
the comer “Bergawmf BuHding" *P
cross from Majestic Theatre. This is
3 better location, and gives Mr. Pet
LARGE TOURIST TRAFFIC
erson a better opportunity to prop
OVER REDWOOD HIGHWAY
EXPECTED DURING 1925 erly display his new stock expected
Supporting the "See America First
Movement”, as fostered by hotel as
sociations, tour companies and rail
, Jan. 5th, 1925
roads throughout the U. S., the West
Mr. Paul Robinson,
Coast Transit Co., Inc. have compil
ed and are now distributing an in
troductory eight-page folder—“Red
I have heard some discussion re-
wood Highway Tours”.
rding a community fair to be held
This folder is descriptive of the
fall in the Nehalem country
timbered “wonderland” of Californ
ia Northwest, bordering and conting- and am in hopes such an enterprise
uous to the Redwood Highway, be will be carried out to a grand success
tween San Francisco, Eureka, Cresc A fair of this nature will do much
ent City and Grants Pass, with con to advertise the wealth and futhre of
the valley in an agricultural way.
nections to Portland.
I am writing you mainly to inform
One way and round trip tours in
either direction between these points you of the dates of the Columbia
are featured. Lateral trips between County Fair which will be held on the
Eureka and Red Bluff (Gateway to new grounds near Deer Island, 3
I-assen Park), between Eureka and miles below St. Helens, on the high
Redding (Gateway to Pitt River way, on Sept. 9th, 10th and 11th,
country), and between Eureka and 1925. Extensive plans are being made
to develope the new grounds in a
Yreka are also mentioned.
According to Clyde Edmonds, Gen. systematic way and to lay out the
buildings with a plan for future de
Pass. Agent for the line, there has
velopment in mind.
already been an unprecedented de
It seems that it would be a good
mand for supplies of this folder from
plan, if your loial fair is unlertak-
tourist and travel centers, not only
throughout thia country, but in for en to set the dates preceeding the
County Fair, so that the best exhib
eign ports as well.
• ran be sent to the larger fair soon
Edmondson states that these giant
-erward. Clatskanie has a small
redwood forests of California North
which acted as an elimination
west hold a peculiar fascination fo
for exhibits which last year
the easterner as evidenced by inquii
to the county far and plac
ies so far received, and for that re;,
classes. Such a plan works
son, a tremendous tourist traffic is
the local community and
expected over the Relwood Highway
also for the County Fair. We, of the
Tours during the summer season of
Fair Board want to do all we can
to make the county show a real coun
In order to handle this traffic ex
peditiously, the West Coast Transit ty wide enterprise and to attract to
it the exhibits and patronage of res
Co., Inc., (in addition to its present
idents from all over the county.
joint service with the Coast Auto
Thanking you for your considera
Lnes between Eureka and Grants
tion of this idea, I am Sincerely
Pass) )is planning to operate tours
in first class parlor car equipment,
Paul C. Adams
with luxurious individual adjust
Sec., Col. Co. Fair
able air-cushion seats, long plate
glass windows, and other features.
The Annual meeting of the Colum
These spring and summer tours of
bia County Farm Bureau will be held
two, three and four days or more are
Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Methodist
designed exclusively for the leisurely
Church, St. Helens, beginning at 10
sightseer, tourist and vacationist. In
time these giant redwoods should
Dinner will be served at noon in
prove to hold a greater drawing pow
the social hall for fifty cents. Many
er for the tourist than the rather
things of importance to the farmers
worn-out points of interest, which
of the county will be discussed at
have so long carried the popular fan
thia time. The farmers of the county
cy of the traveler.
are extended a most cordial invita
tion at this time to come and hear
the year’s report also the plans for
192g and by your presence and your
People who say there is no news in membership help to make those plana
the paper are often the first ones to a success. Maud J. Milla, Sec.
k ck if a mistake is made and they
Mr. and Mrs. Close visited in Port
fail to get their copy of the Eagle on
land during the holidays.
Advertising Medium of a Big Pay Roll Community
ONLY ONE CHANGE
IN COUNTY OFFICERS
Charles E. Newell of Brikenfeld i» ... The marriage of Miss Benita Wil
ma Parker and Edwin H. Condit was
solemmized at the First Evangelical
Charged with misuse of $677 in church of Vernonia, Wednesday even
postal funds while postmaster at ing, Dee. 3 1st, 1924 by Rev. H. H. Mill» Succeeds Fullerton as County
Birkenfeld, C. E. Newell has surrend Herrman in the presence of about
ered to the U. S. Marshall in Port 300.
County Officers to bo Sworn in Mon
land. Mr. Newell was removed as
Loving ahnds had made elaborate
day, Jan. 2. Courthouse Offi
postmaster of the town in November,
cial Family is Same
when, according to federal officials, preparations for the event fraught
it was found that he and his wife with so much interest to the young
were living off postal receipts. He people involved. The church was
On Monday, January 5, the sev
was under secret indictment.
eral county officers who were elect
According to officials, Newell
Before the ceremony a voilin soli ed at the November election will take
found he could not make both ends entitled “Thais” was rendered by W. thtir oaths of office. Notwithstand
meet on his small salary, and found C. Repass. Then the guests were fav ing the fact that an election was held
temporary work in lumber camps, ored with a solo, “Oh Promise Me” and there were spirited and heated
leaving his wife in charge of the by Mrs. H. G. Herrman.
contests, there will be only one coun
post-office, but was unable to keep
Cohengrina Wedding March was ty officer of 1924 who will not be
out of debt.
then played by Miss Louise Malmsten seen in his official capacity and he
Bail was reduced from $2000 to
and the ribbon bearers, Lora Smith is W. J. Fullerton, who was the dem
$1000, but at last reports had not
Opal Hgll, Julia Keasey and Gladys ocratic candidate for county judge.
been secured.—Rainier Review.
Krtniek came down the isles unroll Sheriff J. H. Wellington succeeds
ing the ribbons. Then the ushers, himself and there will be no change
WHAT’S THE HURRY
John Wharton, Ray Mills, Odus Lar- in his office force. Burrell Graves
amore and George Wallace preceded will continue 'to be chief deputy and
DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK? by Rev. Herrman. Following the us Mrs. A. L. Veazie clerk. Traffic Of
By E. R. Waite, Sec. Shawnee, Okla., hers came the bridegroom accompan ficers Harry Hadfield and Louis
Kestner will continue as traffic of
Board of Commerce
ied by Alvin Parker the best man.
Down the other isle came the four
County clerk J. W. Hunt also suc
That “Safety First” should be fore brides mgids, Isabelle Condit, Hazel ceeds himself and he will have Ed.
most in your mind, not only “Safety Malmsten, Melba Laraiuore and Ora Veazie as deputy and H. E. LaBar*
First” far yourself, but for the other Rundell followed by the Maid of Hon as clerk and road accountant ant
or, Lillian Condit. The ring bearer,
fellow as well.
Miss Nellie Burcham as copy clerk.
That a little carelessness often Ruby Condit, sister of the groom Assessor W. S. Roberts, who also suc
causes an accident that a lifetime then appeared carrying the two rings ceeds himself will retain Fred Wat
cannot repair. An ounce of prevent in a basket as the double ring cere kins as deputy assessor and Mrs.
ive is worth a pound of cure—try it. mony was used. Next the two little Percy Veazie as clery. Miss Nadine
That railroad crossings are places flower girls, Peggy Hayes and Ethel Mace is extra clerk.
of danger fhere no chance« should Spencer came strewing petals before
Other officers who succeed them
be taken. No safeguards put up by the bride who was accompanied by selves are: District Attorney John L.
railroads can prevent accidents to < her father who gave her away in mar Foote and Miss Marie Walker will be
riage. The gtoom was at the alter
careless drivers who ignore them.
his clerk; John Philip, county judge;
That people are kileld at railroad waiting under an arch.
L. J. VanOrshcoven, surveyor; Beasi*
The bride was attired in a beauti
crossines every day because they
Hattan Gobba, treasurer and Eliza
took a chance and forgot “Safety ful gown of white crepe black satin, beth Perry, county school supeirn-
and bridal veil arranged with a
That a majority of people killed at wreath of orange blossoms. She car-
The lone new face will be Bert
boqueLaf pink rose
railroad crossings are occupante ef
Mills who waa elected county com
buds and lillies of the valley with
missioner and succeeds W. J. Fuller
That when you get near a rail fern sprays.
ton. He will take office on January
The maid of honor dressed in
road crossing, slow down or make a
7 when the county court meets for
white canton crepe, carried red rose its first session of the year.
full stop and use your eyes.
That under no
circumstances buds, asters and ferns.
County Clerk Hunt will adminis
The bridesmaid wore canton crepe ter the oath of office Monday mom-
should you proceed until you have
made sure that no train is approach in green tan orchid and pink and car ning to the officials elected and in
ried boquets of asters and ferns.
ing from either direction.
asmuch as he cannot swear in him
If you are in a hurry, cut out the During the ceremony the Angels Ser- self and since Judge Eakin will not
hurry, stop and wait. You might hur anade was softly played by violin be here, that duty will be done by
ry yourself into a hospital or a and piano.
County Judge Philip^—Mist.
At the clhse of the ceremony the
graveyard. Play “Safety First”.
bridal party 'under the strains of a
stately Recessional marched down GILBY MOTOR COMPANY
the isle and into the social hall
TAKES STUDEBAKER AGENCY,
where congratulations and well wish
One hundred and sixty neighbors es were extended. A luncheon was
Effective today the agency for
and friends gathered at the home of served to about 200 guests. The brid Studebaker automobiles for Colum
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Warfield, last
al table was attractively decorated, bia county is taken over by the Gil
Monday night for a rousing big fare- with the large wedding cake as cent by Motor Company of Columbia
wel party. The Warfields have re er piece. The Misses EUen Enstrom county and they will soon have se
cently sold their farm here and pur and Gladys Malmsten served at this veral models of this popular car out
chased a big ranch near Gaston. The table. The many beautiful gifts were display. The Studebaker company
night’s party was a very pleasant received at the door by the Misses have put out several new models re
event indeed, the time being spent Lesta Weed and Emerald John.
cently and the cars have been well
in conversation, dancing, cards and
The bried is the only daughter of received by the motorists. The addi
games with refreshments. Many were Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Parker, who are tion of the Studebaker gives the co
the regrets expressed at loosing this o fthe oldest residents of the commun mpany the agency for six popular
family from our midst.
can, Oakland, Chevrolet, Willys-
Of her accomplishments, her devo Knight, Overland and Rickenbacher.
tion to duty, her faithfulness in the
church, and her womanly qualit'es
CARD CLUB PARTY
we need not spe^k. All her friends
and they are only numbered by her
Mrs. D. L. Smith entertained with
acquaintances, know them and are
a card party during the week. Foor
proud to call her friend.
The groom is also a resident of the tables of players enjoyed the after
valley coming here from Idaho. He noon. First prise went to Mrs. Har
Vernonia post No. 119 of the is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. ris and Consolation to Mrs. Croppur.
American Legion will hold their reg Condit who reside on a farm near Mrs. Smith assisted by Miss Lot*
Smith served the following guests:
ular meeting next Monday, Jan 12 Vernonig.
at Carkins Taylor Shop.
He is a young man of many sterl Mesdames Harris, Wharton, Felgur,
Some very important matters will ing qualities and eminently worthy Berglund, Cropper, Garner, Wahtet-
be under way, and a large turn out of the bride he has won. Mr. and er, Hughes, Anderson, Alexander,
will be expected.
Mrs. Condit were graduates of the Hayes, Gould, Marshall, Simmon*
Commander Carkin and Vice-com Class of 1924 of Vernonia High and Ruhl.
mander Folger, claim they have some school.
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A new Chevrolet—more beautiful
thing in store for the boys, let’s all go
Following a short wedding trip
they will make their home at Ver in body lines, more roomy and com
fortable, with a host of new meek*»*
May their happiness and advance ical and body features—has been an
Friday afternoon Mrs. Hayes had ment only be limited by their ambi nounced this week by the Chevrolet
four tables of guests in for cards. tion to enjoy them.
Motor company. The new can come
Mrs. Wharton won first prise and
The out of town guests were Mr. in five body types, the Touring, Se
Mrs. Hughes consolation. Mrs. Walt- and Mrs. Lawrence Snyder, Mias dan, Roadster, Coach, Coupe and are
man was also given a “prise” and Edith Snyder, Mrs. F. W. Smith and being shown for the first time at th*
upen opening it found a dainty hand daughter Bernice, Mr. anl Mrs. Geo. New York Show.
kerchief case filled with handker Buckley all of Portland, Oregon,
Theer is hardly a feature of the
chiefs, the gifts of those present. Arthur Condit of Idaho, and Gene Chevrolet that is not new, improved
The party being a surprise farewell vieve Pates of Momouth.
or re-designed, while most of these
party for Mrs. Waltman. Mrs. Hayes
Mrs. Kathrine Van Blaricom. 80 features are of the type and quality
guests were: Mrs. Wgntman and years old, got the ring that was in of higher priced cars.
Mesdames Alexander, Close, Stephen the bride’s cake. Mr. VanBlaricom
son, Kennedy, Beille, Smith, Whar cared for the brides father when he
Vernonia Bank la New Haas*
ton, Gould, Anderson, Will, Cropper was a baby.
The Bank of Vernonia recent
Marshall, Schroeder and Crawling.
moved into its beautiful new hot
erected for it at a eoat of $20,009.
The structure ia of brick. Th*
third by ia floored with terra cotta
What a queer world. We all kick
ered with marble. The das
about income taxes but w* all envy
turns ate walnut and were
the man who io in the big income tax
by the Vernonia W