Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, October 07, 1932, Image 1

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    VOLUME X.
$2.00 per Year; 5c a copy
Forest Fire
Situation Is
VERNONIA, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1932.
High School and
Community Chest
Grades to Play
St. Helens Teams
Receives $114.00
Candidates
NUMBER 41.
Cutting Bee Is
Scheduled for
This Afternoon
Passes Suddenly
C. W. Mellinger
Nominated
For Relief
The high school team will meet
The first “cutting bee” in con­
St. Helens on the local field to­
nection with the Red Cross sew­
Pioneer of Valley Since 1876,
morrow at 2:30 p. m. in their Drive to be Continued by Com*
ing work will be held at the
first game of the county series.
Evangelical church social hall this
Vernonia Since 1885
mittee in Charge
In the morning at 10:30 the
afternoon at 2:30, states Mrs.
Charles W. Mellinger, well- L. H. Dewey, chairman. Each
(75.05 in cash and (39.00 in
Vernonia and St. Helens grade
known Vernonia pioneer, died at organization in the city is expect­
schools will meet in a practice pledges were received in the com-!
his home Friday morning, Sept. ed to be represented.
game. The purpose, Supt. G. E. j munity chest drive last t week,
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a total of (114.05. There Owens, Johnson, Adams, 30, of heart trouble. He had
Many Fighters are Laid Finnerty states, is to teach the making
At this time work on boys' County Court Listens To
been in declining health for some clothing will be performed, girls’
boys the rudiments of the game, were in addition a (15.00 mer­
Veal, Childs Are
Pleas for Emergency
Off Yesterday
time, but except for several weeks clothing to be taken up later
rather than to participate in a chandise order, and donations of
late this spring was able to be when the material arrives.
[ contest.
clothing and produce.
Picked
Money
Evening
around, though somewhat weak.
The list of donors is as follows:
He
was
out
on
Thursday
and
was
Miss Lou M. Keehn, J. C. Lin-
Carson and Miller
Mrs. Case to Speak
Ben S. Owens was nominated found dead in bed the following
Discussion of borrowing money
The fire situation was greatly.
coin, Loel Roberts, C. W. Reith-
To Speak Tonight
On Food Storage
for emergency relief occupied the
improved yesterday because of I
ner, Mrs. C. W. Reithner, Town for mayor, George W. Johnson morning by his brother-in-law,
i
At
Party
Rally
For
Next
Winter
attention of the county court in
higher humidity and lower tem­ I
football team, E. H. Washburn, councilman for a term of two L. E. Wilkinson, who lived with
I St. Helens last Friday, with iChair-
years, Herman Veal and A. E. him.
perature. Fire fighting crews out'
Mrs.
E.
H.
Washburn,
J.
L.
Tim
­
Joseph K. Carson and Milt
Mrs. Sarah V. Case, county ¡man Raymond Wilcox and Secre­
He was born Feb. 22, 1864, in
of Vernonia were laid off yes­ Miller of Portland will 'be speak- mons, Mrs. J. L. Timmons, J. B. Adams councilmen for a term of
four years, and Albert Childs Miami county, Indiana, and was home demonstration agent, is to tary Paul V. Maris of Governor
terday evening, except such as
Wilkerson,
Mrs.
J.
B.
Wilker-
ers at a Roosevelt-Garner rally
city treasurer at the town cau­ 68 years, 7 months and 7 days speak Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Meier’s relief committee in at­
were needed for patrolling. A
at the I. O. O. F. hall tonight son, Miller Mercantile company, cus held Tuesday evening in the'old
z-xlrl at
nt k«a
+ lVTow.lv
UÜ*) high school on storage of food, tendance, and delegations from
his death.
March 97
27, 1 1892,
rather stiff wind was reported at eight p. m.
C. L. Anderson, Mrs. C. L. An­
| four communities in the county
he was married to Ida May Wil­ for the winter.
from St. Helens mountain, where
derson, Dave Marshall, Mrs. D. Legion hall.
A check /will be made on the I presenting their needs,
the Camp 10 fire was burning, I It is possible, also, that Har­ Marshall, Dr. M. D. Cole, Mrs.
The meeting was called to or- kinson, who died June 25, 1927.
but in general conditions are vey G. Starkweather, Democratic M. D. Cole, Judd Greenman, Mrs. der by Mayor Owens, and upon There was one daughter, Mrs. amount of canning and drying, | I Vernonia was represented by
quite favorable, and danger is candidate for Congress, will be Judd Greenman, J. C. Penney nomination W. J. King was elect- Sella Agnes Hall of Idaho City, and the winter’s work will e|H. E. McGraw and Lester Sheeley.
discussed.
believed to be past. Extent of the present and speak, says E. R. Co., E. E. Garner, Mrs. E. E. ed chairman and Ray D. Fisher Idaho.
'Mr. McGraw told of the unemploy-
All women interested are *n* ment situation here, explaining
damage is not known yet, but Treharne of the committee in Garner, Vernonia Eagle, H. V. secretary. The chair appointed
Mr. Mellinger’s parents came to
much green timber is believed to j charge.
that the community is not in as
Holcomb, Mrs. H. V. Holcomb, I Judge W. A. Harris and Matt Oregon in 1872 and to the Ne­ vited.
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have been burned, and the pro­
K. A. McNeill, Mrs. K. A. Me-' Gi'bson as tellers.
good a position to take care of
halem valley in 1876, 56 years
perty loss in Washington and Co­
its needy families as last year.
Neill, Miss Amy Hughes, L. H. | two nominations were made ago. They took up a homestead in
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Birkenfeld Fire
lumbia counties runs into millions.
Mr. Sheeley also presented facts
Dewey, Mrs. L. H. Dewey, George ;for candid.ate for mayor, E. W. 1885 about 2H miles from Ver- License Payment
The worst fire was tl»at which |
showing the need arising from
Vosnik, H. W. Libby, Mrs. Lloyd I Holtham being voted on as well nonia on what is now the Stony
destroyed the town of Cochran.
inactivity of the lumber industry
Threatens Town Thomas, Mrs. Ray D. Fisher, Mrs..a3 Mr Owens. Geo. H. Stankey, Point road. Charles Mellinger
Question Raised and
Tuesday morning. In the battle at
the loss of reserve funds due
C. F. Hieber, Emil F. Messing, wkose name was presented, de­ made his home in or near Verno-
this point many Vernonia men had
to the bank failure. He declared
Mrs. F. E. Malmsten, Mrs. E. A.; c]ining t0 run. Mr. Childs also nia all the time after this.
a hand, and several were witnes- peop|e Fight Bravely All Night Green, Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. A. J-'reCeived a unanimous vote, Ray
that borrowing a substantial sum
For a while he conducted a
Enforcement Demand is Trend
ses of the burning of the town.
at the low rate of interest pro­
Hughes, Mrs. C. A. Mills, Mrs. |
Fisher withdrawing in his fa- mercantile store where the Work­
And Win
Another serious fire in this vi-;
Wm. Hammack, Vernonia Trad- vor
vided would be good business if
ingman’s store now is, selling out
of Council Talk
cinity was that which raged back
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devoted to road construction at
about
11
years
ago.
. ■ . BIRKENFELD — (Special.)— inK company, J. H. Burnside,, I In
the race for the four year
pi
The question of enforcing pay­ this time because of the lower
of i'amn
Camp Irt
10. Dn
On Tnaoilnv
Tuesday pnnfli-
condi- ' Roarin„ like a vast furnace, the Safeway store, Vernonia grange.
He iwas a quiet, unobtrusive*
’
i
term
on
the
council
the
incum-
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ment of occupation licenses occu­ cost
tions were so bad in this fire that'
tk“e mountainside
Drive to Continue
bents, Franklin Rogers and F. E. man highly respected by those
pied the attention of the city
the crews abandoned the effort | toward the Httle Uwn of Birken.
A delegation from Rainier also
As further funds are needed Malmsten, were pitted against who knew him, always willing, council Monday night. Councilman
to stop it, and confined their ,eId Monday morning, Oct. 3.
asked for relief, not especially
states
one
of
his
old
friends,
to
the committee, consisting of Mrs. i ‘Mr.
.vir. /vuiiiiis
Adams ana
and Mr. Veal.
v “di. vjii
On the
mt
opinion
Johnson expressed the
attentions ot saving quipment. | Anxiously the people stood in j c. W. Reithner, Mrs.
for residents in town, but for
do a good turn for somebody. He
In another fire which burned I the street and /watched the fire Hughes, and Mrs. E. A. A. J. first ballot Mr. Veal obtained a 1 was regarded as a man of ex- that the licenses should be col- settlers of logged-off lands near­
Green,'majority
of
votes
east,
but
a
sec-
lected from everybody or be elim- by. Committees from St. Helens
along Deep creek the town of I like a horrid monster eat its way' will continue the drive,
Dona- ond ballot was necessary between ' cellent judgment and good com- incited altogether.
Birkenfeld was seriously threat­ through the giant monarchs of tions may be handed to them
and Clatskanie stated their belief
•
mon
sense,
and
his
advice
was
or!the two highest, Mr. Veal and
ened. A pump from the Colum­ the forest, closer and closer.
Marshal Smith pointed out that that their communities would be
to Loel Roberts, secretary, at his Mr. Rogers, in order to select ' much sought after.
bia Patrol association and another
in case of elimination there would able tn handle their own relief
Only the women and just a man insurance office.
th» candidate.
Services were conducted Tues­
from the Clatsop association were or two wtre in the town. All the
be no way of collecting from
The vote was as follows: Mayor day in the Evangelical church, outsiders who do business in Ver­ problems this winter without out-
manned all Monday night to save,men were at work on the road.
October Meeting of
—Owens 31, Holtham 20, H. Van Rev. G. W. Plumer officiating. nonia and who pay in annually ' side assistance.
the town.
Soon the fire was but a few
He was a member of the Knights
Judge J. H. Wellington ex-
Blaricom 1, Bob Carlana 1.
substantial sums. He declared that
rods from the town and the men
W. M. S. Is Held
25 Men Lost for Time
Councilmen 4 years—First 'bal­ of Pythias, whose service was the ordinance providing for the ' pressed the opinion that because
were sent for. Already some of
of what has been in accomplished
Wed. Afternoon llot: Adams 34, Veal 26, Rogers used.
Grave concern was felt on the women had started packing.
licenses would be enforced.
in raising home gardens, canning
125, Malmsten 22. Second ballot:
Mr. Mellinger leaves four bro-
Tuesday for about 25 men, chief- Fear and terror was in their eyes
Judge W. A. Harris expressed 1 and drying of fruit and vege­
The October meeting of the Veal 30, Rogers 23.
thers and three sisters, Perry Mel- the opinion that the present ordi­
ly from Vernonia, who had been as they dashed madly here and
linger and Cleve Mellinger of nance regarding licenses would tables, making of clothes, people
missing since about 9 a. m. there loading what things they Evangelical W. M. S. was held
Candidates File
1 of the county are in a better
Vernonia, William Mellinger of
Monday when they were last seen could in cars a/id stopping ever Wednesday afternoon at the
office St. Helens, Uriah Mellinger of stand the test of the courts, ' position to get through this win-
The
candidate
for
each
by a warden. Led by two or and anon to gaze at the oncoming I church. The meeting was opened
should anyone choose to resist ' ter than they were last. This view
with devotions led 'by Mrs. Alice filed their acceptances with Re­ . La Grande, Mrs. Laura Doane payment.
three Cochran men who were
menace.
corder
C.
F.
Hieber
on
Thurs
­
was concurred in by Mrs. Sarah
I and Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler of
familiar with the ground they
When the men arrived they Malmsten, president. The topic of
The council adjourned until V. Case, home demonstration
made their way across an old frantically helped to load what these devotions was sacrificial day, the last day of filing, with 1 Portland and Mrs. Eva Allen of
Wednesday night in the expecta­ agent, and Miss Nettie Alley,
the exception of Mr. Veal, whose i California.
burn, reaching Cochran Tuesday things they could and prepared giving.
tion that the report of the audit county nurse, who however made
morning just as the flames were to flee. Four families had gone
Rev. G. W. Plumer presented acceptance had not been received
of the city treasurer’s books an exception of Vernonia be-
about to consume the town. They to Mist where Mrs. Holtz so a history of the beginning of wo­ up to 5 p. m.
Gale Grange Passes
would be on hand. It failed to ar­ cause of special conditions in the
had the last meal ever served very kindly took in the women men’s organizations in the church.
rive, however, and another ad­ Nehalem valley.
Resolution Against
there, and had to run when the and children while the men re­ He gave the date of the forming
was taken until this
Mr. Wilcox stated his impres­
cook house caught fire, snatch­ turned to fight to save their of the first Evangelical W. M. S. Bank Continues
Wolf Creek Road journment
evening.
sion that some cash would be
ing what food they could carry. homes and the town.
at Oct. 27, 1880, just 52 years
needed and promised that it
Included in this group were Mayo! Desperately all night the men ago. He further outlined the
To Take Claims Gale grange of Forest Grove
would be forthcoming upon about
passed a resolution Saturday con­
Pettijohn, Bob Raymer, Walter fought with buckets and kettles fields and the scope of the or­
I two weeks’ notice if it should ap­
demning the selection of the
Van Blaricom, Dewey Van Blari- to save the little town. When ganization, and its accomplish­
pear that the county cannot fur-
Wolf creek road to the exclusion
com, Chas. Wall, Martin Hillman, morning dawned they knew they ments. He also explained the
Depo.it Boxes Remain Ac-
I nish it. At present only an am­
of the Wilson river road, char­
Tom Graves, Ole Estes, Bob had conquered. The families re­ meanings of the W. M. S. colors, Safe
ount estimated to be necessary
acterizing the former as a devel­
Whitsell, and Harry Inman. Con­ turned to their homes to find all purple and gold, and the eblem,
• •
cessible at Present
up to December 31 is available
tinued apprehension was felt the hillside a blackened mass and and the motto and slogan.
opment for the accommodation of
The Bank of Vernonia will con- pleasure seekers and to further
he said.
for G. W. Boyd and Carl Run­ charred places here and there in
During the 'business session it
SO BOSSI
dell, who reported later in the the very door yards, to show how was decided to have a tea towel tinue to receive claims, states R. the interests of Portland capital­
No definite action was taken,
D. Coshow, deputy superintendent ists. The commission is charged
Two cows are in jail, says It was expected that the matter
shower
for
the
church
kitchen
at
day.
near Birkenfeld came to being
the next meeting. New commit­ of banks in charge of liquida­ with leaving out of consideration Earl Smith, who helped run them would again be brought up Wed­
Smoke Is Bad
wiped out entirely.
tees were also appointed to decor­ tion, but those that have not the farmers’ interests, averring in.
nesday, and Lester Sheeley,
Thick smoke enveloped the
ate the church for Sunday ser­ been filed by October 5, in ac- that “large financial interests
The bossies were wandering east T. M. Crawford and L. H. Dewey
Vernonia vicinity all of Tuesday Rev. G. W. Plumer
no-
the
published
cordance
with
control.”
vices. Plans were made for future
of the creek somewhere near went to St. Helens to present the
and Wednesday, owing to the
tice, will not participate in the
To Talk About
work also.
Walt Kent’s, and Walt and Earl matter. Because of other busi­
Large number of fires in all dir­
Coming Election After the business session, de­ first dividend.
undertook to restrain their wan­ ness the question was discussed
Official Commends
ections. Curly Buffmire, driving
Safe deposit box holders will
lightful refreshments of cider,
dering propensities. Both attacked only informally.
the stage in from St. Helens
Class Schedule
“Some Things to Consider in nut sandwiches and doughnuts!continue to have access to their
bravely, but one of the critters
Wednesday evening, reports that
At High School butted into Earl and knocked him NATAL VICINITY
when he reached the pavement the Coming Election” will be were served to about 25 ladies by I boxes for the present, Mr. Coshow
over. Walt had a rope and to
in Riverview it was impossible Rev. G. W. Plumer’s theme at I a committee composed of Mrs. E.; says.
REPORTED RINGED
James M. Burgess, in charge judge from the way he flung it
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for him to see through the wind­ the Evangelical church Sunday H. Condit, Mrs. Cason, Mrs. Nan-
of
Sqhool
Administration
and
evening.
son
and
Mrs.
Albert
Parker.
Mrs.
Large
Sum
Due
must
have
had
experience
out
on
BY BAD FIRES
shield, and the only way he had
This address will be given in­ Parker was unable to attend the
Secondary Education in the of­ the plains or somewhere, or may­
u* L C L I *
of guiding the car was by watch­
High School in
fice of C. A. Howard, state sup­ be in a wild west at Hollywood.
NATAL — (Special.)— The
ing the edge of the pavement stead of the pictures usually meeting, Mrs. Minnie Malmsten
presented
at
the
Sunday
services.
assisted
with
the
serving
in
her
I
Delinquent Taxes erintendent of public instruction, Wherever he learned the trick, vicinity is surrounded by fires,
through the opened door. Motor­
has written Supt. J. B. Wilker- he Lassoed the bovines neatly, res­ the severe wind Monday starting
place.
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ists were forced to turn on their
A pleasant surprise during the
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According
to ___
figures
the Vernonia high school cued the capsized marshal, and up the Enterprise fire again and
lights in what should have been Tiadalea Celebrate
refreshment hour was the presen-'¡n tke Columbia "informant for commending highly the daily class together they led the captives in­ it spread more. The fire came
broad daylight.
Golden Wedding at
into Pittsburg and down in back
of a birthday cake to Mrs J September, audit of Union High schedule of the school. "I have to further captivity.
Birkenfeld Escape Narrow
Corey Hill Home tation
he
of Jim Moran’s place. There is
Kina
onyuer,
wnose
Dinnoay
School
Vernonia,
re-|
no
hesitancy.
whatever,
”
Rill»
Snyder,
whose
birthday
oc-
Schoo
l
District
1,
One
wonders
if
the
milk
from
W. J. Armitage, who made a
OIIWAzl
/in
♦ Vi n t day, n and
v-i si another . ieased . f « rom the
. ■ office
AA.
. county , wrote> “in saying that you have
also a fire near Big Eddy park.
curred
on
that
of
the
cows
will
be
appropriated
by
trip to Birkenfeld Wednesday,
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Tisdale,
^e ^*nes^ ,nd best bal- the city officials as a fine.
states that the fire burned the who have just returned from to Mrs. E. E. Garner, whose birth-|8Chool superintendent, shows that|one
DR. EBY TO LEAVE
I on june 27 delinquent taxes from anced programs that has come in-
yards there, and that the houses'Everett, Wash., celebrated their day iwas the following day.
»»
The
next
meeting
will
be
the:
1920
to
1931
amount
to
(33,-
to
the
department
this
fall.
”
Dr.
Marvin R. Eby plans to
SEEN
HERE
AND
THERE
and the mill, all of which golden wedding at their home on
Mr. Burgees
Burgess considered the size
The city marshal and the water leave towards the end of the
appeared to be sitting in piles Corey hill Sunday. A big dinner first Wednesday in November, and 817.83. The 1929 taxes uncollect-
are (2,780.90; 1930, (9,144.10 of the classes as not so large superintendent (renowned cow­ month for San Diego, California,
of ashes. escaped is a miracle, was served for all the children officers will be elected for 1933.
as to be unwieldy, and noted that punchers) swapping sea yarns af­ where he is taking over the prac-
and 1931. «19,310.14.
The fire burned to the very and grandchildren.
Socialiat-Laborite to Speak
Of the amount expected to be the teachers are well occupied ter council meeting Wednesday tice of a retired physician, and
doors of the houses, he says. He' Those who were there were
night ... A bunch of firefighters will be associated with the physi­
Paul F. Schnur, national or­ raised in the budget, «39,879.04, throughout the entire day.
was informed that blazing pieces I Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamblin of
pushing Red Sesseman’s truck to cian’s son. He will have a down
of bark two feet long were carried, Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tis- ganizer for the socialist labor only «12,710.81 had been col-
over into the canyon.
; dale of Kelso, Mr. and Mrs. B. party will speak in Vernonia Sat­ lected up to date of the audit, CHARLES WILSON LEAVES Geo. Johnson’s for gas . . . Doc town office in the Medical-Den­
Charles Wilson, superintendent Hurley walking up and down tal building.
Rainier union high school, ac-
Tisdale of Vernonia, Ted Tisdale urday evening, October 8, at
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t has (69,- of the Johnston-McGraw shingle Bridge street as of yore . . .
For the past five weeks Dr.
GEO. NELSON HERE
8 p. m. The subject of Mr. 1 cording
to the report,
| of Seattle.
mill in Riverview, has been en- Doc Eby back again, and in plus Eby has been in San Diego nego­
' 454.67 due in delinquent
taxes.
George A. Nelson, county ag-| The grandchildren present were Schnur’s talk will be, “Unem-
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gagzed as superintendent of the fours . . . Verla Messing carry­ tiating for the place and se­
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ent, was in Vernonia yesterday Mrs. Ivan Sampson of Seattle, ployment, the Cause and Reme-!
Henry Kratz shingle mill at Clats­ ing a black kitten on her should­ curing his California license to
P.-T. A. TO MEET
to finish the seeding of about 30 Helen, Bud and Francis Tisdale, dy.” Mr. Schnur will be introduc
The Parent-Teachers* associa- kanie, which is resuming opera­ er .. . Tom Crawford driving practice. He returned last week
different kinds of grasses, Amer- Patty and Florence Tisdale and ed from the bandstand, corner
his new V-8 demonstrator . . . E. I Thursday, and expects to continue
iean, African and Asiatic, on the Russell and Lucille Miller and Second and Bridge streets, im- tion will hold a meeting next tions.
his practice here for about three
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson left for
McGraw place on the Stony Point Mrs. Tisdale’s brother, R. Cel- mediately following the march- Monday in the Washington grade
.......
weeks.
ants’ program.
* school at 7:30 p. m.
their new location Saturday.
road, as a testing ground.
lison of Olympia, Washington.
Much Better
At Caucus
Discussed
Feathers . . .
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/ir
Borrowing