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$2.00 per year; 5c a copy.VERNONIA, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1933.
Election Is
To Be Held
Again, 22d
Misunderstanding Arises
As to Time of Poll
Decision to hold another elec­
tion on the right to exceed the
six per cent limitation was made
by the city council at a special
meeting yesterday afternoon. The
date set is Wednesday, Nov. 22,
from one to eight p. m. J. C.
Henderson will be chairman of
the election board, Chas. Rich
judge, Mrs. Grant Thayer first
clerk, Claude Thomas second
clerk and Mrs. B. J. Cline third
The election of last week was
■not accepted as final by the coun­
cil because of a misunderstanding
as to the time of closing the
polls. The resolution calling for
the election specified that the
time would be from one to eight,
but preceding elections for right
to exceed the limitation had been
set at from one to six, and the
old form was inadvertedly used in
the legal notice of election. By
advice of City Attorney Lester
Sheeley the polls were closed at
6 p. m. in the election of a week
ago, and it was thought best to
hold the election again because of
the discrepancy.
Mile Limit to be
Enforced Strictly
Declares Principal
The one mile limit for trans­
portation of grade school pupils
will be strictly enforced, accord­
ing to I. N. McCollom, principal.
On the Nehalem highway the lim­
it is just this side of the J. M.
Peachey place, and on the Pebble
Creek road the other side of the
Chas. Hambley place. Some dis­
satisfaction had arisen because
of alleged discrimination in pick­
ing up pupils residing near the
limit. To provide for all who
live near the mile bridge in Ri­
verview would require an addi­
tional bus trip, Mr. McCollom
says, but as the mile limit was
designated at the annual meeting
by vote of the taxpayers the
directors are without authortiy to
modify it.
Halloween Damage
Reported Slight;
Officers Active
But little damage was done lo­
cally from Halloween pranks.
Marshal Earl Smith and a num­
ber of deputies succeeded in pre­
venting any serious disorder in
town, two or three prowl cars
giving the officers a wide radius.
The chief damage reported
from out of town was the carting
away of newspaper boxes along
the Nehalem highway in the Ri­
verview section. Most of these
were recovered the following day
and were put back in place.
Mrs. Otto Micbener returned
last week after spending six
weeks in eastern Oregon. She vis­
ited her mother, Mrs. J. D.
Wirth, at Baker, also her grand­
mother, aunt and cousins in On­
tario, an uncle and an aunt in
Fruitland, Idaho, and an uncle
and family at Weiser, Idaho.
She reports a good visit and
enjoyed seeing the country, but
likes Vernonia and the Nehalem
valley the best.
BIRKENFELD — (Special.)—
Winema grange will give a dance
Saturday night, November 11, in
the high school gymnasium. Music
will be furnished by Berg’s or­
chestra, and lunch will be served.
One juror from Vernonia was
passed and three were challenged
in the Silverman murder case on
trial in St. Helens this week. F.
B. Warfield was provisionally ac­
cepted, C. R. Van Alstine, Chas.
Eichman and Albert Wood were
excused. Mr. VBn Alstine and Mr.
Eichman were challenged by the
state because of being clients of
John L. Foote, one of the counsel
for the defense.
J. McCullum Is
Killed in Woods
Logger 1« Hit by Falling Tree at
Sunset Camp
Joseph Albert McCullum, 20,
was instantly killed by a falling
tree at Sunset camp Tuesday
just before noon. The tree that
hit him fell the opposite way
from what was expected, crush­
ing his skull. Dean Kiesel, who
was with him, had a narrow es­
cape, a limb hitting him in the
Mr. McCullum was the son oi
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCullum.
He was born in Texas county,
Oklahoma. He is survived by his
father, a brother Edward and a
sister Ardith, all of Vernonia.
Services were held in Brown’s
Mortuary yesterday, F. Claude
Stephens officiating. Interment
was in North cemetery.
Salt Pork Is to
Be Distributed
To Needy Families
One thousand pounds of salt
pork to be distributed to needy
faiwilk» has been received by
the local community chest. Allot­
ment of this will be in addition
to other government and com­
munity chest aid, and will not be
deducted from the allowance
hitherto given families supported
by the relief organization.
The first distribution will be
today, from 1:30 to 4:30 p. m.
Requisition must be obtained
from the office of Loel Roberts,
secretary of the community chest,
on Bridge street, and distribution
will be from the creamery, where
the meat is stored. Members of
the Study club will have charge
of the distribution, but only upon
requisition as required by the
federal government, which is do­
nating the pork. Distribution will
be weekly while the supply lasts.
P. Sumski Wins
Bout By Decision
Best Fight of Evening Is Judged
Britton vs. Moore
Pete Sumski, of Siletz, Or.,
won by a decision over Earl
Beebe of St. Helens in the main
event of the boxing card in the
Legion hall Saturday night. The
fight was classed by spectators as
a humdinger, both men being an­
xious to win the chance of a
fight in Portland promised the
winner. Sumski will fight Max­
well in Portland tonight.
The cash prize for the best
fight of the evening went to
“Tiger” Brittan of Wilark and
Ray Moore of Portland, who
fought a draw. Brittan for a
youngster without much exper­
ience is the best prospect that
has showed in Vernonia.
Another preliminary was be­
tween Dick Arnold of St. Johns
vs. L. Peterson of the Wilark C.
C. C. camp, Arnold winning the
Bert Hall, local wrestler, is
billed to meet Joe Reynolds of
Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Ver­
nonia Legion hall November 11.
ST. HELENS, Oct. 31—(Spe­
cial.)—Principals for the wrestl­
ing match which is but one of
the many events of interest slat­
ed for the all-county Armistice
day observance here, had not
been named today, M. S. Hazen,
chairman of the general commit­
tee for Columbia post American
Legion, stated. High points of
the day’s program are perfected
however, and everything points
to a rousing celebration of this
fourteenth anniversary of the
ending of the World war. The
latch string is out, local Legion­
naires state, and notices of in­
tended participation are coming
in from all parts of Columbia
Mrs. C. Malmsten Is
Reelected Head of
Evangelical W.M.S.
Officers for the coming year
were elected
at the monthly
meeting of the Evangelical Mis­
sionary society in the church
Wednesday afternoon with Rev.
D. R. Kauffman conducting the
Mrs. C. A. Malmsten was re­
elected presjdent, Mrs. E. J.
Douglass is vice-president, Mrs.
Dan Cason is secretary, and Mrs.
H. V. Holcomb, treasurer.
Plans were announced for the
annual "Thank Offering” service
Mrs. Lowell Heiber entertained which will take place during the
members of the Queen of Hearts church hour on Sunday morning,
bridge club at their regular meet­ December 3. Special features will
ing Thursday afternoon, Octo­ be presented at that time by mem­
ber 26, serving refreshments af­ bers of the society in conjunction
ter cards.
with a Missionary sermon by the
In attendance were Mrs. Henry pastor, Rev. D. R. Kauffman.
The regular program for the af­
Fogel, winner of the first prize,
Mrs. Ben Brickel, Mrs. Frank ternoon included the devotional
Hartwick, Mrs. Wilbur Davis, service and presentation of the
Mrs. J. A. Hughes, Mrs. Harold program of progress by Mrs. C.
Decker, Mrs. William Heath and A. Malmsten, a review of the les­
son study, “Problems of the New
Mrs. Jack Nance.
Freedom,” by Mrs. L. H. Dewey,
■ nd the reading of news items
■bout missionaries in various
More Woodsmen to
foreign countries.
Ladies contributing these cur­
Get CCC Jobs rent
events were Mrs. Harold Mc­
Entire, Mrs. H. M. Bigelow, Mrs.
Fifty-Eight to Bo Assigned to Enoch Dumas, Mrs. W. B. Wridge,
Mrs. E. J. Douglass, Mrs. Fred
Mist Camp
Lumm, Mrs. Emma Weed, Mrs. F.
Fifty-eight more local woods­ E. Malmsten, Mrs. A. J. Hughes,
men from Columbia and Wash­ Mrs. Piert, Mrs. E. E. Garner,
ington counties will be assigned Mrs. F. M. Ruhl and Mrs. Dan
to the Mist CCC camp and 16 to Cason.
the Wilark camp, according to J.
The hostesses, who served hot
J. Russell, supervisor. The new | gingerbread, coffee and tea were
camp at Boyington, below Jewell, Mrs. A. J. Hughes, Mrs. F. M.
will get 52 woodsmen from Clat­ Ruhl and Mrs. Ray D. Fisher.
sop and Tillamook counties.
The next meeting of the society
Seventy-six men from Poca­ on December 6 will be the annual
tello, Idaho, are expected at the guest day with a pot-luck luncheon
Mist camp today, and 30 at the served at noon preceding the pro­
Boyington camp, Mr. Russell says. gram.
Mr. aad Mrs. R. Mills Have Son
A son named Loren Ray was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mills
in Clatskanie Saturday. The boy’s 1
weight is 8*4 pounds.
A delightful “Spook party”
was enjoyed by 25 young people
Tuesday evening when Mrs. Claude
Stephens entertained the Berean
class at her home.
Among the many games was
an interesting guessing contest,
the calling up of notable ghosts.
Selected members of the class
acted out their ghostly parts
while others guessed the identity
of the famous ghosts. A spook
room also added to the evening's
Refreshments in keeping with
the Halloween spirit were served
by the hostess.
Dividend Is to
Be Paid on 10th
of Vernonia Liquidation
Net» 10 Per Cent More
A dividend of ten per cent on
commercial and savings deposits
in the Bank of Vernonia will be
distributed Nov. 10, the order
having been signed yesterday af­
ternoon by Judge James W.
Crawford in St. Helens.
The distribution to commercial
depositors will be $5544.68, and
to savings depositors $3360.09,
says W. M. Adair, deputy super­
intendent of banks in charge of
liquidation. This dividend makes
a recovery of 20 per cent on
commercial accounts and 25 per
cent on savings accounts.
Informal Social
Organization Is
Formed by Group
An informal sovial organiz­
ation of wives of the faculty
members from the local schools
was made last Friday afternoon,
when they were entertained by
Mrs. Ivan N. McCollom at her
home on Rose Avenue.
The group plans to sponsor
occasionally throughout the year,
parties and social affairs for
the pleasure of the teachers of
the high and grade schools.
The members themselves will
meet on Wednesdey afternoons
twice a month for needlework
and light refreshments.
Mrs. McCollom’s guests were
Mrs. Harold McEntire, Mrs. How­
ard Reeher, and Mrs. Enoch
Dumas. Two other members
of the group, who were unable to
be present were Mrs. Paul Gor­
don, and Mrs. Ray Mills.
Commissary Is Looted
Article» of Apparel Are Taken
From Wilark
Clothing, shoes and socks to
the value of between $200 and
$300 were stolen Saturday night
or Sunday morning from the
commissary at Camp 8, Wilark.
Entry was had through a window,
and the loot was apparently
taken off in a truck.
There is no clue to the per­
petrators, says Supt. J. F. Baker.
Grand Advisor Is
Rainbow Visitor
Grove Girl
Miss Madelle Beidler and her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beid­
ler of Cottage Grove, were hon­
ored guests at a meeting of Ne­
halem Assembly, Order of Rain­
bow, when Miss Beidler made
her official visit as grand worthy
Miss Beidler was presented
with a corsage bouquet and a
gift from the local assembly.
Flowers were also presented to
the distinction of holding the
office of Grand Hope, to Mrs.
F. D. Macpherson, past mother
advisor who has assisted this
year in the choir, and to Lola
Mae Smith, who has acted with
outstanding success as associate
advisor in the absence of Margar­
et MacDonald.
Edith Anderson, Mary Kauff­
man and Daisy MacDonald were
initiated into the order during
the evening’s ceremonies.
Following the official address
of the grand worthy advisor,
several of the visitors from the
Masonic and Eastern Star lodges
spoke, complimenting the beauti­
ful work of the girls. About 40
visitors were in attendance.
In the social hall, decorated
in Halloween colors, orange fruit
salad, cake and coffee were served
by a committee from the Eas­
tern Star including Mrs. A. J.
Hughes, Mrs. Frank Hartwick,
Mrs. Tom Crawford, Mrs. F. D.
Macpherson and Mrs. Ed Bol­
Special music was furnished
by Marian McCoy, who sang, and
Marjorie King at the piano.
Dancing concluded the evening's
Officers of Nehalem Assem­
bly will give an exhibition of
the work of their order in Clats­
kanie, where there is no Rainbow
organization, on November 9.
Halloween Party
Of Gleaners Is
Largest Ever Held
The Halloween party, given by
the Loyal Gleaners for their fa­
milies and friends in the Odd Fel­
lows hall last Friday evening,
was the largest in the history of
the class, over 100 guests being
The affair was in the nature of
a “kid” party. The ladies were all
dressed up in pinafores, with
hair ribbons adorning curls and
pigtails. The men, too, forgot
their dignity and appeared as
small boys. J. F. Rose in a
Huckleberry Finn costume was
an outstanding characterization.
The guests were first led
through a chamber of horrors,
and were finally compelled to
gaze upon a most gruesome ob­
ject, said to have been prepared
with professional skill by J. F.
Then surrounded by traditional
Halloween colors and symbols, the
entire group joined in merry
“kid” games.
Sandwiches, individual pump­
kin pies and coffee were served
by the committee in charge.
Mrs. L. H. Dewey,who accom­
panied Mr. Dewey to Longwiew
Monday evening, had a delight­
ful visit with Mrs. M. D. Cole
while the big Masonic meeting
was in progress. Mrs. Cole at
that time was anticipating a
number of social events which
have since taken place.
On Halloween Mrs. Cole‘enter­
tained some friends and their
children at a dinner party, and
on Thusday she was the honor
guest at a tea given by .a friend.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Miller and
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Murton were
in Vernonia Tuesday night and
Wednesday morning. Mr. Miller
is head of the Miller Mercantile
Mrs. A. C. Knauss is reported Co. stores.
to be recovering nicely after her
operation in a Portland hospital,
An eight and a half pound
and is expected to be abk to daughter was born Monday to
leave there Sunday or Monday. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Aldrich.
The Red Cross enrollment in
Vernonia this year exceeds that
of last year, says Mrs. F. W.
Gough, chairman of the local
drive. Similar report* are being
received from all over the coun­
There were 35 memberships
taken out in Vernonia this year.
The Parent-Teachers’ associa­
tion will hold its next meeting at
7:30 p. m. Monday in the Wash­
ington grade school. The program
will be given by the eighth grade.
All interested in the continuance
of the local P.-T. A. should be
present at this meeting, says
Mrs. F. W. Gough, president.
Several members of Vernonia
lodge 184, A. F. and A. M., at­
tended the Longview lodge Mon­
day night to witness the confer­
ring of the Master Mason degree.
They were Emil F. Messing, F.
D. Macpherson, T. M. Crawford,
Glen Hawkins, K. A. McNeill, C.
F. Hieber, Ira Mann, Carol Brock,
L. H. Dewey, E. M. Bollinger,
Roland Treharne, Mike Hanon
and Ray D. Fisher.
Hearing Is Set
For New Route
Washington County Move» for
Beaver Creek Right of Way
December 6 has been set by
the county court of Washington
county for a hearing on propos­
ed relocation and vacation of
the uncompleted link in the Bea­
ver Creek highway. This sec­
tion is to be improved by the
state as a secondary state high­
way, but the county must pur­
chase the right of way, according
to a statement by Donald T.
Templeton, county judge of Wash­
ington county.
The road from Banks through
Buxton to Vernonia is expected
to carry a major portion of
traffic from Portland to the sea
when the short cut is completed,
an article in yesterday’s Oreg­
onian states. It will connect
with the Wolf Creek road near
Sunset camp.
Vernonia To Play
Clatskanie Here
Saturday at 2:30
Pomona to
Meet Here
Lecturer's Hour Is to Be
Open to the
Vernonia grange will be hostess
tomorrow to the Columbia Coun­
ty Pomona grange. Sessions will
be held in the Grange hall, be­
ginning at 10 a. m. At noon lunch
will be served in the Evangelical
church for the grangers.
The lecturer’s hour, the part of
the session open to the public,
will occur at 8 p. m. in the hall.
The most of the day will be taken
up by business. It is expected
that several important questions
pertaining to proposed legislation
will come up for discussion.
The last session of Pomona
grange in Vernonia was in Novem­
ber, 1930. The organization meets
quarterly, each of the 12 subordi­
nate granges in the county serv­
ing successively as hostess.
Walter Carl of Birkenfeld is
master of the Pomona grange.
Feathers . . .
and.. .Talons
Vernonia’s champion absent­
minded fisherman is Henry Fogel,
according to his friends. Wednes­
day he set out for upper Rock
creek in company with Emil Mes­
sing, and upon reaching Keasey
discovered that he had left his
pole behind him. He returned to
Vernonia, got his pole, and might
as well have waded >up the creek
without it, for he caught no fish.
The day before Henry went
with Ross Duncan and forgot his
coat, in which he had his hooks.
He had to get by with only two.
Bets are up as to what Henry
will forget next.
Vernonia will play Clatskanie
on the local field Saturday af­
ternoon at 2:30.
These two teams have met once
before this year, the first game
being a non-league game that was
played at Clatskanie and ending
with Vernonia on the small end
of a 19-0 score. The Vernonia
boys have not forgotten that de­
feat and are working hard for
the coming game. Except for a
few minor injuries sustained in
scrimmage all the players are in
good shape.
Clatskanie is confident of an­
other victory over Vernonia but
Two Vernonia daddies are
they will be facing a more ex­ handing out cigars this week.
perienced team this time than
they did last. Vernonia has been
able to score in every league
game this season, and may sur­
Two good citizens dashing out
prise Clatskanie by winning the of the house at 2 a. m. to save
their neighbor’s hens from chicken
thieves, who proved not to be
chicken thieves at all . . . Officer
McNutt doing his duty ... A
COUNTY COURT HOUSE pack of marauders fleeing from
a barrage of tin can* fired by a
Four chairs from the Bank of hausewife also out Halloween­
Vernonia were sold this week ing . . . The same gang melting
for use in the circuit court silently into the fog after a shot
room in the court house at St. gun was fired. Didn’t even wait
Helens, and are expected to be to hear the dandy bawling out
used by attorneys in the Silver- they got . . . One gang of young­
man trial.
sters, so worked up over a
A table was sold in the asses­ tattling member, they neglected
sor’s office, and a roll-top desk to do any mischief till time to go
was bought personally by Judge home . . . Two big jack o’lanterns
grinning from the branches of a
J. H. Wellington.
prune tree on Rose avenue . . .
Principal McCollom overseeing the
smearing of soap on his win­
Wyoming CCC Men
dows which would aid in cleaning
the next day. Each profes­
Arrive at Wilark them
sional hob-goblin in the crowd
had to do his burn. No more
Construction Work Is Rushed to trouble there . . . Tom Carmen
trailing a bunch, herding them
Make Room for Them
toward town . . . Sheeted ghosts,
One hundred fourteen C. C. C. masked spooks, jack o’lantern*,
men from camp at Pinedale, Wyo., cat calls, running feet, suppres­
arrived Saturday at the Wilark sed shriek* . . . Tired boy* drag­
C. C. C. camp, in charge of Capt. ging home at 2 a. m. . . . Mr.
Liston S. Black. All are natives of Ritz returning a piece of some­
either Utah or Wyoming.
body’s fence the next day.
Construction work at Wilark
was rushed in order to accom­
modate the new men, a hurried
Women handing out neatly
call for extra carpenter* having typed cards telling their trouble*
been issued the week before. It ... “I have flat feet” ... “I
was stipulated that all building* stay home nights” ... “I have
should be completed by Nov. 1. Bonkus of the Konkus” . . . Won­
der what ails some of the other*.
Mrs. E. P. Frark returned Sat­
urday to her home in Garibaldi
Lester Wells, Jr., was a guest
after spending two weeks here of Mrs. Frank Lange Saturday
with her parents, Mr. and Mr*. while his parents made a trip to
V. M. Whitsell.