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About Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 27, 1931)
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VERNONIA, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1931.
SAYS MISS ALLEY
Although there is much need in
the county owing to the unem
ployment situation, there are no
cases of actual starvation, re
ports Miss Nettie Alley, who was
in town Wednesday afternoon.
The young woman found Tues
day in a vacant house near Rai
nier, reported in the daily press
as critically ill from exposure
and loss of food, is demented,
Miss Alley believes.
Upon the advice of Attorney
BAZAAR IS DEC. 5
W. W. Dillard of St. Helens that
the city budget as published
The Pythian sisters are to hold
October 30 and November 6 in
a bazaar Saturday, December 5,
the Eagle was legally drawn up,
in the former Mellinger Hard
the city council sitting as a levy
ware store. Inexpensive Christ
ing board at an adjourned meet
mas gifts will be featured, and
ing Monday night voted to adopt
it. The motion was made by E.
The following ladies will have
W. Holtham and seconded by T.
A. Gordon. The vote was 3 to charge of the different booths:
0, Councilman B. J. Cline being Mrs. E. S. Thompson, candy;
Mrs. James Nanson, cooked food;
Mrs. Tom Crawford, aprons; Mrs.
Objections Raised Friday
Objections to the budget from C. S. Hoffman, fancy work; Mrs.
a legal standpoint were raised Jack Nance, fish pond. The din
at the hearing Friday night by. ner will bo in chahge of Mrs.
Judge W. A. Harris. He maintain Dan Brown.
ed that the budget should con
tain a carry-over consisting of Sewing Enjoyed by
cash on hand and delinquent Loyal Gleaners
taxes due, and that the sum I
should be deducted from the tax
An afternoon of sewing was
to be raised. He also declared enjoyed by the Loyal Gleaners
that the so called “Original Es who met at the home of Mrs.
timate Sheet,” a comparative Ray Charlesworth Tuesday after
statement for three years, should I noon.
be published as well as the pro
In answer to roll call members
posed budget for the coming told something they had for which
they were thankful.
W. J. King wanted to know
Plans for the next meeting to
what had become of the money be held at the home of Mrs. Phil
saved from the 20 per cent cut Taylor, 23 Arkansas avenue on
in salaries voted last summer, December 9, were made. Officers
and also from abolishing the for the new year will be elected
position of deputy marshal and; at that time and Christmas gifts
city attorney. He stated that heI
will be exchanged by the mem
could see no reason why $400 bers. Roll call response will be
att a verse of scripture on the birth
should be voted for a
orney one year and never used, of Jesus. There will be no meet
and a second $400 voted on top ing on the fourth Wednesday in
of that, unless the council in December.
tends to pay $800 for an attor
Mrs. Charlesworth served re
Emil Messing expressed the freshments to the following mem
opinion that after the year is bers: Mrs. S. J. Smith, Mrs.
up money budgeted for certain George Laird, Mrs. F. Claude
purposes but not used goes back, Stephens, Mrs. E. Knight, Mrs.
into the general fund, and this Otto Michener, Mrs. A. S. Kos
opinion was concurred in by ter, and Mrs. Phil Taylor.
Because of the question as to Receives Gifts
the legality of the budget as
Miss Louise Malmsten received
drawn, the council voted to hold
an adjourned meeting Monday a number of beautiful gifts at a
night after engaging an attorney bridal shower given in her hon
to be present and give advice. or Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. E.
Attorney Dillard, upon appear E. Garner and Mrs. M. D. Cole at
ing before the council at the Mon the home of the latter. The gifts
day session, declared that there included a complete glass set from
is no law compelling a carry-over 12 of her friends. Games were
fund to be entered into the bud played during the afternoon and
get as a cash asset, and also a molded salad, sandwiches and
stated that the budget as pub tea were served by the hostesses
to the following:
lished complies with the law.
Mrs. C. Malmsten,
The resolution passed by the Malmsten, Mrs. West, Mrs. Lind
council was to the effect that strom, Mrs. F. Malmsten, Mrs. A.
the levying board adopts the Soule, Mrs. S. Spencer, Mrs. G.
city budget in full and each item W. Plumer, Mrs. L. A. Rogers,
thereof, as prepared and submit Mrs. W. W. Wolff, Mrs. A. J.
ted by the budget committee of Hughes, Mrs. J. Greenman, Mrs.
said city as of October 26, and E. M. Bleile, Mrs. H. V. Holcomb,
that said budget be forwarded to Mrs. R. F. Nance, Miss Mildred
the county assessor for the pur I Tousley, Miss Lois Malmsten,
pose of making and preparing Mrs. E. H. Condit, Mrs. J. W.
the city levy for the fiscal year Brown, Mrs. Ira Mann, Mrs. D.
Marshall, Mrs. E. Ray, and Mrs.
Election As Scheduled
Miss Amy Hughes, Miss Mild
Election on the question of
exceeding the six percent limit red Drake, Miss Ruth Holaday,
ation will be held this Friday Mrs. M. F. Wall, Mrs. B. J. Cline,
as scheduled. Had a new budget Mrs. E. H. Washburn and Lou
been drawn up to include a ise’s birthday friend sent gifts.
carry-over fund, re-publication
and a second hearing would have Rebekahs Hold
been required, and the election Card Party
would accordingly have been
The Rebekahs held a very suc
Authority to exceed the lim cessful card party in the I. O. O.
itation will be absolutely necess F. hall Saturday evening. There
ary, according to the city offi were eight tables of bridge and
cers, if the city government is to seven of 500. Bridge prizes were
function. In case of failure, won by Mrs. E. E. Yeo and
the city would be restricted to a Charles Richardson and consola
general fund of $1,758.43, the tion prizes by Mrs. Dan Brown
present base, utterly inadequate, and Fred Spring. Five hundred
they point out, to cover the nec- prizes were won by Mrs. E. A.
McDonald and Mr. Douthit.
Sandwiches, cake and coffee
Other Elections In Past
Investigation of the city rec were served by Mrs. Mae Mellin
ords reveals that elections regard ger, Mrs. Irene Spencer and Mrs.
ing the limitation were held each M. Miller.
Mrs. E B Miner, Mrs. H. Fo
year until 1925, when it was
gel and Mrs. E Sunell had charge
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of the arrangements.
“Shop early and mail early,"
advises Postmaster Emil Messing,
“as employes will have Christmas
According to information sent
out by the postmaster general, the
volume of mail increases approx
imately 200 per cent during the
To handle this
great mass of mail matter effi
ciently and promptly within a few
days time is impossible, he states.
Therefore he advises that in order
to assure delivery of presents, ■
cards and letters Christmas day, I
they should be in the mails at '
least a week or ten days before I
CONCERNING THE BUD
The budget asks for a
tax of $1,536.00 less than
that of last year. The in
crease asked for is increase
over the base, NOT in
crease over last year's tax.
The election will be to-
day, from h to 6 p. m., as
Refusal to grant the in-
crease over the base means
a general fund of only
$1,758.43, x computed
an annual six per cent in
crease when Vernonia was
a tiny village.
GIRL TIPS PAN
AND IS SCALDED
SHEEP AND GOAT
TO MEET HERE
The small daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Turner was severe
ly burned at her home at the
Turner shingle mill Sunday when
she accidentally tipped over a
pan of scalding water.
She had climbed up on a wood
box to look out of the window
and slipped striking the pan of
hot water which spilled over her
back, so that she is quite badly
burned from shoulder to waist.
The annual meeting of the
Columbia County Sheep and Goat
Raisers’ association will be held
in the Masonic Temple, Verno
nia, 10:30 a. m., Thursday, De
cember 10. There will be im
portant business to transact and
the annual election of officers
will be held in the forenoon. A
number of speakers will be pres-
ent and there will be a good
program and discussion of prob
lems in connection with the sheep
and goat industry of the county.
Arrangements will be made for
Miss Enid Bolton, Miss Con- all to eat dinner together—chev-
on and lamb will be served.
Drake, Miss Charlotte Hilts and I All those interested are invited
Miss Alma White entertained with to be present,
a bridge party Friday night, No
I Unattached Stove
Mrs. Fred Sprng and Ira Tuck
Pipe Causes Alarm
er received prizes for high score
and Fred Spring and E. H. Con
Smoke pouring from the house
dit tied for the consolation.
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Others present were Mrs. Ira Perry, on Second street next
Tucker, Russell Mills and Ray to the laundry, occasioned the
Mills. Refreshments were served | turning in of an alarm Tuesday
by the hostesses.
afternoon. Investigation disclosed
that the stove pipe leading into
the attic had not been connect
ed with the flue, and the attic
had been filled with smoke.
Reasons for Thanksgiv
With the possible exception of
the Israelites, no nation has ever
been so blessed from the beginning
as has the United States, declared
MEN’S PROGRAM AT
THE NISSEN WEDDING
Rev. G. W. Plumer at the Har
The following item appeared i TIMBER
vest Home service in the Evan
in the Yamhill Spokesman for '
gelical church Sunday.
I TIMBER—(Special.)—A l men’s
p v-rx r»ro m
This year is no exception, Mr.
featuring o a demonstra-
marriage , P
“An account of the
of Miss“ Louise Henry, niece “of'tion by Boy Scouts- recitation by
Plumer believes. For the most
part there has been an abundant
Mrs. C. W. Eustice, to William Roy MilIer> harP 8ol° by GeorSe
harvest. While some are in need
Nissen of Vernonia, appeared ini Stanton, talk on the lumber sit-
we have plenty and to spare if
the Sunday Oregonian. The couple uation.by L- R- Kern- recitations
properly distributed, he declared.
were married about two weeks by Clifford Brown and James
There have been no serious epi
The bride is the oldest Wilson, talk on education by F.
demics or other great calamities
daughter of Mrs. Mary Henry of ,R- Chamberlain, and a boys’ quar-
during the past year. America
Los Angeles, and she has many,^5’
is on friendly terms with all oth
friends here who wish her well. Glen Moss and Miles Davies, was
er nations of the world. The
The couple will reside in Verno given at the Parent-Teachers as
community chests have
been more easily filled than in
After the program, games wer.
Relief Work Plan
any previous year.
played under the direction of
Mrs. Nance Hostess
Mrs. F. Montgomery for the ad-
For these various blessings Mr.
“Relief work for needy fami To Just 8 Club
ults and Mrs. E. Wilson for the
Plumer declared that the people
lies will proably be one of the
Mrs. Lola Nance entertained of the United States should give
Refreshments of cake and cof major activities of several or the members of the Just Eight thanks.
ganizations during the next few Bridge club with a waffle supper
fee were served.
Previous to the sermon, Flor
months,” states B. O. Garrett, I at her home Thursday night of
Judge John Philip, 80, died at
Wall read President’ Hoov
secretary of the Columbia county last week.
his home in St. Helens last Fri Kensington Club
er’s Thanksgiving proclamation,
chamber of commerce. Working
At the close of the play which
day as the result of injuries re
At Mrs. Harris’
with the different groups in St. followed Mrs. J. C. Henderson and Allie Simmons read Governor
ceived when he was struck by an
Meier’s. There was special music
Helens he has drawn up a plan of
automobile October 10. He was
The Kensington club met at operation that is simple and work held high score and Mrs. J. L. by both the senior and junior
much interested in the outcome the home of Mrs. W. A. Harris
able for communities such as
of the recall i election against Thursday, November 19.
Commisioner J. N. Miller, and
A large display of Nehalem
The afternoon was spent sew plan is briefly as follows:
was on his way ’ down town to ing for the bazaar to be held Sat
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. McGraw valley produce was exhibited in
Some organizations, or per
learn the returns when the ac- urday, December 5.
haps the mayor, should call a motored Saturday to Oakville, the front of the audience room.
cident occurred- On account of
Washington, where they visited Special features were squash
After the meeting delicious re- meeting for one representative
advanced age he failed to rally
Mrs. McGraw’s uncle, Wesley raised by a man 86 years old,
from each lodge, or other organi
sufficiently, and for several days freshments were served by the
Schlegel. Mr. Schlegel, a log Texas field corn over 13 feet
zation, both men’s and women's,
preceding his death was in a hostess.
ging superintedent of long ex tall, raspberries grown at this
Those present were Mrs. H.
perience, leaves December 10 for time of year and canned fruit
the Culbertson, Mrs. A. L. Kullander, sentatives would form the cen the Philippines, where he will be put by a man without assistance.
Judge Philip came to
United States in 1882 from A fa
employed for three years logging
110 at Dinner
in Van Doren, Mrs. M. D. Cole, town into districts and appoint teak and other hardwoods.
110 of the congregation re
Maine. He moved to St. Helens Mrs. T. M. Crawford, Mrs. Wm.
mained for the church dinner, the
The investigators should
in 1906. For six years he was Culver, Mrs. James Nanson, Mrs. trict.
largest number ever present, Mr.
county judge, retiring at the end Dan Brown, Mrs. E. S. Thomp-
and who are reasonably well ac
of 1930. His widow, two daugh son, Mrs. C. S. Hoffman.
County Agent George A. Nel
The next and last meeeting quainted in their districts.
ters, one son and a brother sur
son spoke on the value of thia
before the bazaar will be held
kind of service. The Evangelical
Services were held Sunday in at the home of Mrs. James Nan for a welfare office, or desk, in
church, he declared, is the only
the St. Helens Methodist church son Thursday afternoon, Decemb some office that is already oper
one in the county that puts on
and interment was in the Odd er 3, at 2 p. m. All Pythian ating, and someone should be on
anything of the kind, as far as
Sisters are urged to attend.
Fellows cemetery at Warren.
Breaking of a choke rod stalled he is informed.
periods, probably three hours
this to be the finest of the three
each afternoon of the week. All
similar occasions he has attended.
applications for relief work should way to the false alarm. Most of
Other guests made brief im
be sent to this place. When an the boys got out and pushed,
application comes in, whoever is
at the office would contact the ly at his post, ready to wind the
investigator and get a report on siren the instant the truck got Greenman Chosen
Won Lost Pct. game and he was well supported the things needed by the person under way again.
1.000 by Macpherson behind the bat. or family applying for relief.
Aunt Sally Spencer says she
As Budget Member
1.000 For the Teachers Fred Spring
Materials that can be donated
.500 was easily the outstanding star, for this work should be gathered has lived here 51 years, too long
Judd Greenman, general super
.000 He handled several difficult up through appeals made through to believe Rev. G. W. Plumer’s
chances afield without a bobble the newspapers and through or yarn about ostrich eggs raised in intendent of the Oregon-American
Lumber company, was chosen by
The second week of the indoor and performed his batting duties ganizations, and stored in some the Nehalem valley.
the county court Thursday of
season got under way Tuesday in equally excellent shape, get conveniently located building. A
evening when the Federals took ting four hits and four runs in record of material on hand, and
Mr. Plumer’s account of the last week to fill the vacancy on
the Teachers into camp to the five trips to the plate. Condit that issued should be kept and canned fruit put up by a bachel the county budget committee oc
While was a close runner up with three every effort made to get in the or without any feminie assis casioned by the resignation of
tune of 20 to 12.
the Teachers’ team seems to have hits and three runs in four times supplies that are running low. A tance was unchallenged, however. Leo Gallagher of Rainier.
He and the other members of
wonderful potential strength, in at bat.
record should also be kept in the Many of the ladies in the audi-
the committee, Martin White of
their first two starts they have
The sedre by innings:
failed to click for some reason Teachers
and wondered how it could have St. Helens and Clarence Evenson
031 301 220—12 lowing information:
of Clatskanie began drawing up
or other. In the game they play Fédérais
725 040 20x—20 I Name of applicant, nearest been done.
the budget Monday, in coopera
ed last week they had the game
Batteries: Kilgore, McEntire telephone, how long a resident of
Jack Kerr says that the youngs tion with the county court. They
in the bag until they blew up in and Condit, Mills; Bateman and the city, whether married, if so,
the ninth inning and let the Ath Macpherson.
the number of children and their ter has not been named yet, “un expected to finish Wednesday
letics overtake them.
ages, whether receiving relief at less Mrs. Kerr has named him.” evening.
In Tuesday evening’s game the
the present time, name of the Which may mean that dad hasn’t PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Teachers had considerable diffi
As this goes to press the Ath- investigator, relief given, and the anything to say about it.
PRUNE WEEK FEATURED
culty in retiring the Feds in the letics and the Legions are bat- date.
Discussions in Ed Holtham’s
first inning, the latter garnering tling it out for top place in the
Mr. Garrett states that he is
Pacific Northwest prune week,
a total of seven runs before they Indoor league.
willing to come to any communi store on the budget question are initiated last year in Roseurg for
could be subdued. The Federals
A second indoor league will ty to help organize a bureau to off, hence the re-shingling.
the purpose of promoting the con
also scored twice in the second
soon be formed to consist of an handle this problem and will bring
sumption of Oregon prunes, is to
inning and then added five more
other four teams. They will be
be featured in Vernonia next
in the third to sew up the old ball
the Outlaws with Harry Kerns, drawn up this far.
week, according to Wm. F. Jen
Membership work in the cham- two turkeys for a turkey shoot
captain; High School boys, cap
supervisor of the Safeway
The Federals were considerab
tain and manager unkown at ber organization is still going Sunday
stores in this district, who was in
both of them himself. Sandy
ly stronger Tuesday than they
present writing; Doc Cole's “spe
true to his name and race
were at their opening game. They
cials” with Doc himself as mana 23, Secretary Garrett spoke be right.
Mr. Jenkins states that last
have added Mcpherson, Bush and
ger; and the Mildews with Chas. fore the members of the “Rainier
year, when Prune Week was first
Roberts to their lineup. The lat
Richardson as captain. As soon as
promoted, the nine stores in his
ter is a hold over from last
this league gets under way, spe ed this with membership work in
district including Roseburg sold
year and the former two are ex
J. C. Henderson astride the 18 tons of prunes—usually a slow
cial names will have to be in Rainier the next few days.
Acacia players. The addition of
Many applications for home roof over Ed Holtham’s store, seller in that region.
vented for each league.
Macpherson was an especially
Our amiable editor says he stead lands under the plan pro nailing the ridge row down . . .
He believes that a similar plan
good move on the part of Mana
wouldn’t consider it advertising posed by the grange have been Bert Mills surveying damage could be tried for Nehalem val
ger Bateman as this gives him
if the Mildews should announce received. Close contact with the done to his desk before the roof ley products, such as honey, and
a first class catcher.
through this column that they committee is being maintained, was patched . . . Curly Buffmire consufnption promoted in the
There were no outstanding play
and should the plan prove prac riding the rear end of Wilbur same way.
need some more players.
ers on the Federal team, all of
Apparently the fastest clubs of I ticable every assistance will be Davis’s truck • . . Doc Eby driv-
the boys coming through in good
I rendered in working it out to the ling a new eight cylinder sedan,
Mrs. H. Veal was a Portland
style. Bateman pitched a nice
best advantage for the county. *Doc says it isn’t his.
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