Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, December 08, 1933, Image 1

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    VOLUME XI.
12.00 per year; 5c a copy.
VERNONIA, COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1933.
DISTRICT 4-L MEETING
TO BE HELD DEC. 11 IN
LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON
Interesting Service
Bert Hall Wins
Missionary Guest
Is Held Sunday
Water Rent
From H. Demtral
In Local Church
Day Is Observed
meeting of the Columbia riv­
The annual Thank-Offering ser­
Collections er and Portland district of the
4-L is to be held Dec. 11 in Get* Two out of Three Fall* in vice of the Evangelical Missionary Luncheon I* Held in Hall of
society and the observance of
Longview. This is one of a series
Legion Bout
Evangelical Church
Foreign Misisonary day combined
Discussed called
by the executive commit­
Bert Hall,
Vernonia bone to make the morning service at
Guest day for the Evangelical
A
Councilmen Complain of
Alleged Lack of
Harmony
Alleged lack of cooperation be­
tween the recorder and the water
superintendent in collecting water
rents and shutting off water
from houses where the 'users are
delinquent in their payments was
the chief topic of discussion at
the city council meeting Monday
night
i .
The subject was brought up by
Councilman Sandon, who declared
that the recorder and the water
superintendent were lax in en­
forcing the water ordinance. W.
H. Kent, water superintendent,
replied that Ordinance 181 took
the matter of water collections
out of the superintendent’s hands
and put it entirely in the hands
of the recorder, and Councilman
Johnson asserted that Mr. Kent
has been carrying out his part
of the ordinance to perfection.
Mr. Sandon retorted that the re­
corder cannot go around seeing
who is using water and who is
not.
Councilman Veal declared that
one-half of the people are paying
for the other half. Mayor Owens
commented that some have been
working all summer and never
pay anything. Councilman San­
don insisted that the recorder and
th* .woter “uperintendent shotild
cooperate without the necessity
of writing down what each should
do. Recorder Hieber stated that
if the council wants the ordinance
strictly enforced it will be car­
ried out to the letter.
Supplying of water to com­
munity chest families was also
discussed, the general sentiment
being that the city should not
have to supply water free to in­
digent families, but should be
reimbursed for it. It was pointed
out that when certain ones were
allowed to have water because
they could not pay for it others
who could pay refused to do so
because of the discrimination.
Discussion of specific delin­
quent accounts occupied the rest
of the meeting, and arrangements
were made to enforce collections.
Whiffle Board Ordinance Passed
An ordinance reducing the li­
cense for whiffle boards and simi­
lar devices to one dollar a month
was introduced, and as it con­
tains an emergency clause was
given its final reading and put
to a vote. It passed, all four coun­
cilmen voting in favor of it. Pen­
alty for violation is a fine of
$25 and 10 days imprisonment.
Park Boundary Changed
Upon recommendation of Coun­
cilman Sandon, who has charge
of the CWA work in the city
park, changes were ordered to be
made in the boundary on the hill
towards Second street by selling
a small plot of ground to Ida
M. Harris for $25, purchasing a
tract from M. M. Martin for $16
and selling to Mr. Martin a few
feet of ground for $1.
tee of the board of directors,
postponed from an earlier date
until the cost production prices
for lumber had been set.
The chief subject for joint con­
sideration by representative em­
ployers and employes will be that
of minimum wage scales, and dif­
ferentials between the various
sawmill and logging camp jobs.
The recommendations of the var­
ious district boards will be pooled
and turned over to the board of
directors which is to meet in
January.
i j
Fishing Bill Is
Opposed Locally
Rod and Gun Club, Chamber of
Commerce Send Telegrams
Telegrams to Senator Joe E.
Dunne, Senator F. M. Francisco-
rich, Senator C. K. Spaulding,
Representative O. Henry Oleen
and Representative Fred W. Her­
man protesting against House Bill
45 which extends the commercial
fishing season from January 16
to March 15 were sent Wednes­
day by the chamber of commerce
and the Nehalem Rod and Gun
club.
Opposition to the proposed
measure is based upon the fact
that very few steelhead would be
able to get past the nets at the
mouth of the Nebalem, the run
coming at this time of year, and
sportsmen’s fishing would be ruin­
ed. The telegrams pointed out the
fact that the sportsmen would be
paying out their license money
while those who are not subject
to the license get the fish.
Ten Car Caravan
Goes to Ceremony
In Forest Grove
A caravan of ten cars carrying
between 35 and 40 members of
the Rainbow, Masonic and Eastern
Star lodges made a trip to Forest
Grove Tuesday evening where of­
ficers of Nehalem assembly exem­
plified the work of their order be­
fore a large and appreciative au­
dience in the Masonic temple of
that city.
Members of the Vernonia dele­
tion were happy to meet again
Bill Condon, old time resident of
this locality, now living in the
Masonic home at Forest Grove.
The visitors were given a cordial
reception by the host lodges who
provided a delightful social hour
for their pleasure.
The trip home after midnight
proved exciting, as the cars were
held up until a large snag blown
across the road during the storm
could be cleared away.
L. H. Dewey’s car which was
the last in the procession ran ov­
er a fallen tree about eight inches
in diameter which crashed just
after the first nine cars had passed
the place and before his car ar­
rived on the scene. His front
wheels were over before he realiz­
ed what had happened. With full
power ahead he managed to get
the rear wheels over and travel­
ed on home, not realizing until
the next day that part of the car’s
mechanism had been ripped loose.
High School to Play
AN EAGLE SUBSCRIBER
SAYS . . .
Westport Basketball Game to Be
Played Tonight
"I always read the classi­
fieds,” remarked an Eagle
subscriber the other day. “I
often find in them things
that I want.”
We know, too, from other
sources that folks read the
classifieds and buy what is
offered for sale in them be­
cause we are very frequent­
ly requested to cancel an
advertisement ordered for a
number of insertions. The
articles are sold, and there
is no more occasion for the
sd. The cost is surprisingly
low. Try advertising in the
classified column and see.
The Vernonia high school bas­
ketball team will play its shcond
home game tonight when it meets
Westport in the grade school
gymnasium.
Westport has a
strong team, last year being run­
ner-up to Astoria for the district
^championship. Tuam, the star for-
f^ard on last year’s team, will
prAain be in the line-up.
There will be a double-header,
the first and second teams of
each school participating. The
line-up for Vernonia's first team
will be Howard and Holcomb, tor-
wards; Condit and King, guards;
Lumm, center.
twister, added another victory to the Evangelical churph Sunday an Missionary society was observed
his string of conquests here when unusually interesting one.
with a twelve o’clock luncheon in
he won from Harry Demetral of
With Mrs. C. A. Malmsten, the social hall of the church Wed­
Chicago in a fast match at the president of the Missionary socie­ nesday afternoon followed by the
Legion hall Saturday night. In ty presdiing, several members of regular meeting of the organiza­
the preliminary Bob Simonson the organization filled a mission­ tion, including a short program
won by gaining the only fall over ary fruit basket, symbolizing the carrying out the Christmas theme.
Joe Wiggins of Forest Grove in various activities of the society.
The meeting was opened with a
a clever bout between two speedy The basket later was presented musical prelude. A medley of fa­
boys.
to Dickie Froemblng, small mem­ miliar Christmas airs arranged as
Hall won the first fall from ber of the Sunday school, who is a piano solo was played by Mrs.
Demetral in 24 minutes with a confined to his home with a Lois Clark, after which the audi­
leg split. After the rest period broken leg.
ence sang Christmas hymns.
Demetral came back to take the
Mrs. L. H. Dewey sang two
Ladies taking parts in the cere­
second fall with a Boston crab mony were Mrs. A. J. Hughes, numbers, accompanied on the pi­
hold in six minutes. The final Mrs. L. H. Dewey, Mrs. F. E. ano by Mrs. Clark, who joined
fall was won by Bert with a Malmsten, Mrs. Fred Wall, Mrs. hei with the alto voice in the
series of head-locks that finally Harry Strong, Mrs. Oliver Graves, second number.
got Demetral too groggy to resist and Mrs. H. G. Sandon.
Rev. D. R. Kauffman presented
in five minutes.
Mary and Kathryn Kauffman a chapter from the study book
That the bout was fast is sang a duet, and the choir quar­ dealing with the problems of the
shown that all three falls took tet rendered a special number. new freedom among women of
only 35 minutes total elapsed Mite boxes were handed in dur­ the Orient. He especially discus­
time with both wrestlers trying ing the offering.
sed the educational problems.
every minute for a hold that
Devotions were led by Mrs.
Rev. D. R. Kauffman delivered
would give them a fall.
a sermon on the subject of for­ Ray D. Fisher.
Demetral was displeased with
The luncheon table also carried
eign missions.
the outcome of the bout and said
a Christmas motif, centered with
the first fall should not have
lighted red candles and sprays of
been awarded to Hall. He chal­
holly. Arrangements were
in
lenged Hall to a rematch to be
charge of Mrs. L. H. Dewey, Mrs.
held Dec. 16, winner take all,
A. L. Parker, Mrs. Ira Mann,
and asked that a Portland referee
Mrs. A. W. Sauer and Mrs. Ma­
be used. Matchmaker E. M. Mur­
bel Dent.
phy stated that he would use two
Among the guests were Mrs. E.
referees the next match, Harring­ Study Group Meets at Home of H. Condit, St. Helens, Mrs. Em­
ton of Portland being one and
ma B. Spafford, Mrs. Albert
Mrs. Marshall
that a local man would also be
Childs, Mrs. E. M. Bollinger, Mrs.
Stories of gold rush days in the Leona Burnam, Mrs. Fred Ovesen,
used to eliminate any controver­
west made up an especially inter­ Mrs. Howard Reeher, Mrs. John
sies.
The winner of this rematch esting program at the regular Krinck, Mrs. Ida Henry, Mrs.
will probably get a chance to meeting of the Vernonia Study Ruby Biggs, Mrs. Paul Thompson,
meet Pat Reilly of Boston, who club Thursday afternoon, for Mrs. Pat Jones, Mrs. H. C. Riden­
has been showing himself a very which Mrs. Dave Marshall enter­ our, Mrs. E. R. Estey, Mrs. L.
capable wrestler around Portland, tained at her home on O.-A. hill. E Roberson, Mrs. W. A. McGilv-
lately.
‘
Mrs. Enoch Dumas reviewed ray, Mrs. A. L. Bassett, Mrs. Os­
Jack Nance refereed the pre­ Hulbert’s “Forty-niners” which car George, Mrs. W. R. Hammack,
liminary match and J. L. Tim­ was concerned with the trek to Mrs. S. A. Morton, Mrs. J. C.
mons was the third man for the California in the days of ’49. Henderson, Mrs. Harry Bryson,
main event last Saturday night.
Mrs. F. D. Macpherson gave a Mrs. Earle S. Smith, Mrs. J. A.
detailed review of the incidents Hughes, Mrs. 0. D. McCabe, Mrs.
in Pages’ “Wild Horses and Gold” C. A. Mills, Mrs. Ray Mills, and
Mrs. Robert Spencer.
with a Klondike setting.
A resume of the influence of I
the discovery of gold on Oregon Christian W.M.S.
and Washington was given by;
Hears Report of
Mrs. E. S. Thompson.
1-Day Convention
The next meeting of the club
Margaret MacDonald and L. R. scheduled for December 21 will
A report by Mrs. L. L. Wells
Thomas were in Vernonia for be the annual Christmas party of the recent one day convention
Thanksgiving.
with the exchange of gifts.
in Portland filled the program
Miss Alice Watts spent the
Fruit salad, wafers, cookies, hour of the regular monthly meet­
Thanksgiving holidays at the candies and coffee were served ing of the Missionary society of
home of her parents, Mr. and by the hostess.
the Christian church, held at the
Mrs. C. R. Watts.
Attending were Mrs. L. H. home of Mrs. Harry Culbertson
Miss Alice Watts was brides­ Dewey, Mrs. E. J. Douglass, Mrs. Friday afternoon, December 1.
maid at the marriage of Miss Ray D. Fisher, Mrs. H. V. Hol­
A lengthy session was concern­
Marjorie E. Hanna and Walter comb, Mrs. A. J. Hughes, Mrs. ed chiefly with plans for the spe­
A. Weber in the Evangelical Dave Marshall, Mrs. E. S. Thomp­ cial service to be held in the
church at St. Johns Tuesday.
son, Mrs. Fred Wall, Mrs. H. M. i Christian church Sunday morning
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wall and Bigelow, Mrs. F. D. Macpherson,1 when Mrs. L. H. Fishburn, state
baby and M. F. Wall of Toledo Mrs. D. R. Kauffman, Mrs. Ivan secretary of the Oregon W. M. S.,
came to Vernonia Wednesday of N. McCollom, Mrs. Harold Mc­ will be the speaker.
Mrs. Otto Michener was hos­
last week for a visit of several Entire, Mrs. Enoch Dumas and
tess for the afternoon, and serv­
Mrs. E. M. Bollinger.
days with their families here.
ed refreshment during a delight­
Plans for the apron and cook­
ed food sale to be held at Cline’s VISITS AT KLAMATH FALLS ful social period.
Mrs. Minnie Middlebrook left
Furniture store Saturday occupied
A daughter was born to Mr.
the attention of the Willing Tuesday on a visit to Klamath
and Mrs. Stanley Biggs Dec. 3.
Workers who met in the Christian Falls.
church Wednesday afternoon.
O. W. and Richard Meyer and I
F. Claude Stephens attended a
meeting of the Ninety and Nine,
a men’s organization of the Chris­
tian church, in McMinnville Tues­
day. Earl Fife of Bellingham,
Wash., was the principal speaker.
Receipts from the tag day spon­
sored by the Rainbow Girls for
the benefit of the public library
amount to $10, according to re­
ports made at a meeting of Ne­
halem assembly Monday after­
noon. The money will be used to
buy new books.
Mrs. A. V. Mowe had as guests
Thanksgiving day Joe McCollum,
Everett McCollum, Guy Murphy,
Lilly Murphy, Frances Murphy,
Mrs. Leona Thompson and daugh­
ters Joyce and Thelma, Myrtle |
Mowe, Maurice Mowe,
Lester
Mowe, Edna Mowe and Vernon j
Mowe.
A family Thanksgiving dinner I
was enjoyed at the home of Mr. |
and Mrs. C. C. Van Doren. Out'
of town guests were Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Van Doren of Vancouver, i
formerly residents of Vernonia. I
They were called away suddenly
that evening by news of the
death of Mrs. Van Doren’s broth-I
Courtesy Omaha World Herald
er-in-law in Kalama.
Gold Rush Days
Is Club Topic
Caught in
The Rounds
Another Traffic Accident in Prospect
NUMBER 49.
NAMES ARE ADDED TO
LIST OF COMMUNITY
CHEST SUBSCRIBERS
Twenty-Two
Since the publication of the
Employed on
list of donors to the community
chest during the drive several
weeks ago the following have
CWA Project
made subscriptions: A. R. Wat-
zek, R. M. Aldrich, Safeway Store
225, Vernonia Brazing and Ma­
chine works, F. M. Ruhl, Ben1
Brickel, Vernonia Study club, C.
S. Hoffman, O. T. Bateman, C.
F. Hieber, B. J. Cline, Nehalem
Market and Grocery, J. L. Tim­
mons, Vernonia Trading Co., D.
C. Cason, Dr. J. A. Hughes, Dr.
R. D. Eby, Earl Smith, F. D.
Macpherson, Paterson Furniture
store, Nat Purdue, Geo. W. John­
son, Harry Culbertson, Mrs. E. L.
Dial and the Twin Fir Service
station.
Mellinger Road Work I«
Started First of
Week
Construction of slightly over a
mile on the Mellinger road be­
tween Stony point and the old
Greener ranch on the Nehalem
put 22 more local men to work
this week. The road, which for
years was unimproved, was graded
and rocked this summer, and the
added work at this time is ex­
pected to put it in good shape.
This is being done as part of the
CWA allotment. Work began Mon­
day morning under E. R. Tre-
Companies in Wilson River Dis­ harne, road supervisor.
trict Plan to Recoup Losses
Other Projects Planned
Pooling of interests of timber
Projects for improvement of
owners in the Wilson river dis­ the Washington grade school
trict devastated by fire for sal­ building and grounds and for
vaging as much as possible of shelving and repair of books for
the damaged timber was arranged the public library have been ap­
Monday and Tuesday at a meet­ proved by the county CWA com­
ing of representatives of ten mittee and are now in the hands
companies in Portland. Included of the state committee for final
in their proceedings was a deci­ aotion. The grade school project
sion to petition the NRA admini­ totals $3900. It includes improve­
stration for authority to exceed ment of the grounds, painting the
the usual quota restrictions. Al­ inside of the building, laying a
though the Oregon - American concrete floor in one of the base­
Lumber Co. was not represented ment playrooms, repair of the
on account of its burned area driveway and building of two
being separate from the rest and crushed rock walks, one from
not in need of similar develop­ Bridge street to the loading plat­
ment it will be indirectly affect­ form and the other across to
ed if permission to exceed the the other side of the building.
quota where salvage is at stake
The library project if accepted
is granted.
will provide work for a number
According to facts brought out of women.
at the meeting, four-fifths of the
Several other local projects are
14 billion board feet of lumber in being contemplated in order to
the area was killed by the fire. provide work for the unemployed.
Salvage of the remainder would
The St. Helens allotment is
mean a recovery in wages, freight taken up chiefly in construction
charges and purchase of supplies of a new road from Columbia
of $100,000,000, it was estimated. City to a connection with Yank­
The salvage work would be done ton.
j
over a five to seven year period.
“The area carried for its size, MRS. E. H. WASHBURN
outside of some redwood areas,
UNDERGOES MAJOR
probably the heaviest stand of
OPERATION MONDAY
timber in the world. Also for its
size, as far as fir areas are con­
Mrs. E. H. Washburn under­
cerned, the timber is of the fin­ went a major operation in the
est quality,” said a committee re­ Portland General hospital, Sell­
port.
wood, Monday. At last accounts
“The amount of stuff on the she was doing nicely, and if
ground is almost incredible. After there are no setbacks she will be
such a fire the country is natur­ out of the hospital in about a
ally opened up to the wind to a week. She plans to remain in
far greater degree and the dry­ Portland for an additional week
ing-out process will be accelerated before returning home. Her mo­
and the fire risk enormously in ther, Mrs. Harvey Defabaugh of
creased.
Wenatchee, Wash., is with her.
“From every point of view of
conservation and national welfare,
Ben Harker’s mother and sister
large logging operations should be from Portland visited him here
cleaning up the debris as soon as Thanksgiving and remained for
possible.
the rest of the week.
“It would seem that on the
major questions of quota allow­
ances, the consolidating of this
great burn, and the consequent
submerging of identities of owner,
ship in a common purpose to sal
vage will meet a far more sym­
pathetic reception on the part of
the public authorities than sev­
eral individuals scrambling around
SEEN AND HEARD
to do the best they can for them
Rock creek, full to the top of
its hanks and 'giving the appear­
selves.”
Government financial aid may ance of a river of boiling eof-
i fee . . . Jack Bush, listening in
be asked in some form.
Among those in attendance was , at council meeting, handing over
A. R. Watzek, representing the two dollars to Judge Hieber as
soon as the ordinance licensing
Crossett-Western Co.
whiffle boards was carried . . .
TWO DOGS IN COREY
Eight councilmanic feet under the
HILL NEIGHBORHOOD
table once more, the first time in
POISONED RECENTLY several months . . . Merle Mills
helping out in the Nehalem mar­
A dog belonging to E. 3. ket . . . Della Cline at the cash­
Thompson was poisoned last ier’s desk in the Oregon Gas and
week. When the animal became Electric office during Mrs. Wash­
sick Mr. and Mrs. Thompson took burn’s absence '. . . The locomo­
it to a Portland veterinary who tive on the logger parked near
detected arsenic poinsoning after Bridge street while the crew eats
the dog’s death.
breakfast . . . Norris Sodon run­
The week before a dog belong­ ning from Shorty Kullander’s into
ing to Ed Frazee was similarly kis own shop to get out of the
dealt with. Both the Thompsons rain . . . Charley Wall wiahing
and Frazees are residents of Monday would come quick so that
Corey hill.
he could get back on the job . . •
Oscar Sorlee revisiting his famil­
B. M. Armitage, father of W. iar haunts . . . Wilbur Davis try­
j J. Armitage, who has been in ing to read his own writing while
Vernonia since Thanksgiving, is ordering groceries of Henry Fo­
spening a few days with a daugh­ gel .. . Verla Messing back
ter in Portland.
again.
Timber Owners to
Seek Salvage Aid
Feathers . . .
and... Talons