Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, September 14, 1934, Image 3

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$2.00 per year; 5c a copy.
Enrollment at
Grade School
Somewhat Less
A public reception for the teach,
ers of the Vernonia high school,
the Washington grade school, and
of the schools in nearby districts
NUMBER ARE STILL OUT including Keasey, Rock Creek,
Pleasant Hill, Kist, Beaver Creek
and Natal, will be given in the
local Evangelical church next
Friday evening, September 21, at
New Changes Made in Bus 8 o’clock.
Schedules, School
Enrollment at the Washington
grade school up ta_; yesterday af­
ternoon was 340, a decrease of
about 45 since last year. At the
close of school in the spring there
were 365, and as at least Z0 are
known to be out this week for
hop picking it is believed that
there will be virtually the same
number as in the spring.
There are 19 new pupils in
grades above the first, and 40
The newly organized industrial
arts class under Paul Gordon
has begun making a parking
space in the drive way, and
also has started the foundation
for a rock garden.
Age Limit Fixed
The directors at their meeting
Saturday night set the age limit
at six on or before Nov. 1, with
provision for others whose birth­
days are near that date if they
pass satisfactory tests.
Bui Schedule* Established
The H. M. Condit bus takes a
load of younger pupils out to
Riverview at 3:15, returning at
3:30 in time for taking the older
pupils on his Stony Point route
without delay. Older children get­
ting off at the bridge take the
T. M. Crawford bus. In this way
there is no delay for either group.
New Bus in Service
Mr. Crawford’s new bus made
its first trip Wednesday, hanling
about 70 in each load without
crowding. No difficulty was ex­
perienced in negotiating the
curves on the Camp 8 road. The
bus has a steel body and shat­
ter proof glass, and a heater will
be installed. A governor on the
motor limits the speed to 35
miles an hour.
School Hours Set
School opens at 9 in the morn­
ing. The lower grades dismiss at
11:30 and the upper grades at
12:00. The noon recess ends at
12:45. The first and second
grades are out at 2:30, the third
at 3:15, and the rest at 3:30.
This is the same time as dismissal
at the high chool.
New Teacher Named
The directors named Marjorie
Gray of Portland as teacher at
the Saturday night meeting.
Library Drive
For Paper to
Be Made Soon
House to House Calls Planned
For Next Week
A drive for old newspapers and
magazines will be made next
week by the board of the Ver­
nonia public library, which will
sell them as old paper to help
gain funds for badly needed books
and supplies. The drive will end
on Saturday of next week, Sep­
tember 22, at which time board
members assisted by the Boy
Scouts will make house to house
calls in Vernonia
bundles from front porches.
People living in Vernonia or
on the O.-A. hill and Riverview
districts are requested to tie mag­
azines and newspapers in easy to
handle bundles and place them
on their front steps not later
than 9 o’clock Saturday morning,
Sept. 22. Bundles will De re­
moved as fast as the cars and
Boy Scouts can get around.
The library will be pleased to
have people living in the country
and nearby communities bring
old magazines and papers to the
city hall any time during the
week. If anyone outside of town
cannot bring his papers in some­
one will call for them if they are
within a radius of five miles, pro­
vided the name and exact loca­
tion is sent to the library on a
postal card of by telephoning 592
before the end of next week.
Members of the library board,
Tuesday night, completed plans
for the old paper drive, and heard
the monthly report of the librar­
ian, Edna Owens:
Four new books for the Inter­
national Mind Alcove donated by
the Carnegie foundation have re­
cently arrived. They are ‘ The Air
Menace and the Answer by E. K.
Fradkin, The Saga of Fridjof Nan-
son by J. Sorensen, The Romance
of the Labrador by Sir W. Gren­
fell, and On the Roads from
Rome by L. Villari.
Twins, a boy and a girl, one
weighing four pounds six ounces
and the other six pounds two
ounces were born to Mr. and
SAYS MRS. WASHBURN Mrs. J. E. Tapp yesterday even­
Registration of voters closes
October 8, announces Mrs. E. H. Home Demonstrator Appointed
Washbum, who has charge of
Mrs. Maude C. Purvine, form­
registration for the Vernonia pre­ erly in home demonstration work
cincts. All who have changed in Linn and Marion counties, has
their residence or wish to record been appointed home demonstra­
a change of party should regis­ tion agent in Columbia county to
serve during the absence of Mrs.
ter, she states.
The Oregon Gas and Electric Sarah V. Case, who has a posi­
company's office is the place of tion supervising emergency relief
education in Salem.
registration here.
Commission to
Attend Banquet
Here October 8
The Oregon State Game Com­
mission at its meeting November
10 in Portland decided to accept
the invitation of the Nehalem
Rod and Gun club to the ban­
quet to be held here October 8,
according to word received from
F. B. Wirs, state game commis-
siones, addressed to C. R. Watts,
secretary of the local organiza­
tion. Mr. Wire stated his belief
that there would be a full at­
tendance of the commission; if
not, there will at least be a
majority, he promised.
J. W. Brown Wins
Four First Prizes
At Orejon Fair
J. W. Brown of Vernonia won
four first prizes and a second
prize for red leghorns at the
state fair last week.
At the Washington county fair
in Hillsboro the previous week he
won six first prizes and two
second prizes for Rhode Island
This week Mr. Brown is show­
ing some chickens at the Clack­
amas county fair.
and.. .Talons
High School
Tax Again to
Be Voted on
A number of local sportsmen
are planning to attend the annual
banquet of the St. Helens Rod
and Gun club in the Congrega­
tional church of that city tonight. MISUNDERSTANDING AS
Several reels of motion pictures
of wild life will be shown Dy the
state game commission.
A caravan will start from the
Limitation Authority Needed
Vernonia post office at 5 p.m.
Traces of Ocean
Are Found Near
Camp Reehers
Depue and B. Henderson
Discover Fossils
timber, Sept. 13—A tremendously
long time ago—25 millions of
years ago or more—the site of
Camp Reeher’s was an ocean bed.
In fact, a sea way covered Ver­
nonia and Forest Grove and
much of the whole of northwes­
tern Oregon where now the Pa­
cific ocean does not appear to
have the slightest possibility of
In that prehistoric age sea
shells lived and died much as they
do now. Some were washed up
on the beach. Some were ground
up by rocks. Many sank into the
Railway express is now being
ooze of the sea bed and were
brought to Vernonia daily by the
Portland-Vernonia Truck line.
Now, inconceivable ages later,
Discontinuance of passenger
some of those prehistoric shells
service on the S. P. and S branch
are again seeing the light of day
Sept. 1, necessitated the change.
The number of trips have been —and for the reason that the
residents of the W. F. Brinxmey-
increased from two to five a
er farmstead, next door to Camp
Reeher’s decided on the digging
of a new well.
Don Depue and Beryl Hender­
of Vernonia, and former mem­
bers of the nearby CCC camp,
have excavated as the well dig­
Slight damage resulted from a gers some 60 feet down. They
fire in the W. O. Porterfield have descended at the approxi­
woodshed Wednesday night. mate average of more than 500,-
Flames apparently catching from 000 years per foot of well, sci­
a stove in the shed, spread be­ entific authority indicates.
tween the walls. Most of the fire
Proof of the age of scores of
was extinguished before the de­
dug from the soft shale of
partment arrived.
the well site was received here
Mrs. J. R. Lee left Friday for as result of the submission of
a month’s visit with her daughter, several specimens to the school
Mrs. James Wilkes, in San Diego, of sciences, Oregon State College.
Specimens found at a depth of
Cal. She expects also to take a
50 feet “represent three differ­
trip into Mexico.
ent marine molluscs that once
lived in a sea way that covered
much of northwestern Oregon
some 25 or more millions of years
ago at a time when three-toed
horses were living in the now fa­
mous John Day Basin, said Dr.
E. L. Packard, head of the O. S.
C. school of science.
A small mollusc, little larger
Mayor Owens and Water Supt. than the end of a man’s tnumb,
Smith looking down at a buried was of particular interest to the
meter . . . Tom Crawford’s big scientist.
new bus, much admired . . .
"This little specimen certain­
Kenneth Bollinger and Happy is a nautilus which is rarely
Thompson in a tow car hauling found in that part of geologic
a sedan with a smashed wheel time in North America. Its pearly
. . . Children with books and shell is nearly destroyed but its
lunch pails . . . Headlights of mud internal mold gives some
bicycles ridden by newsboys de­ clues as to its general nature,”
livering papers after dark.
wrote Dr. Packard. “I wish I
• • *
might have a better specimen
By rights Ed Tapp should hand I from those same shells of your
out two cigars each instead of | region for study since I am
one to congratulating friends.
doubtful if that form has ever
Feathers . . .
Owing to misunderstanding of
information received from the
accessor’s ofice, authority to ex­
ceed the six per cent limitation
must be sought by the directors
of the union high school district
1, and an election has been called
for Saturday, October 6, from 2
to 7 p.m.
The directors were notified
that the tax base is $18,404, and
upon the assumption that six per
cent could be added to this
amount a tax of $19,393.16 was
asked for in order to provide
for SERA work on the gymnasi­
um, as well as thé normal ex­
penses of this year.
The practice of the assessor’s
office is, however, to add the
six per cent before giving the
base, and the total amount to be
levied could not exceed $18,404
without exceeding the limitation.
The district, therefore, is compel­
led either to abandon the SERA
work or call for election.
The budget itself will not need
to be voted upon, having already
been adopted.________________
been found before.”
The rare specimen is related
more closely to the cuttie fish or
the octopus than to snails or
clams. Its modern close relative
is the pearly or chambered nauti­
lus of tropical waters.
Another fossil remain found in
the Brinkmeyer well was a
“tooth” or “tusk” shell known
as a Dentalium. The three-inch,
straight, tubical shell is open at
both ends and not coiled like
most modern snails. “Modern
forms live along the coast and
were used as beads by Indian«
of North America.”
The third species of fossil«
found in the well were pearly
clams belonging to the group gen­
erally known as mussels, and tech-
nichally called Modiolus.
“They were attached to object«
like stones or shells,” commented
Dr. Packard. "Their shell was lin­
ed with thick layers of pearl and
strangely it has not lost its pearly
lustre through these long years.”
In the opinion of the school
head, the general vicinity of the
present geological finds should
yield many other specimens. Be­
cause little geologic collecting has
been done, however, no special
areas have been determined a«
yet at of being of especial rich­
ness in fossil«.
The fenders of F. D. Macpher­
son’s car were damaged in •
collision on the St. Helens road
Monday while he was on his way
to jury duty in St. Helens. The
other car, driven by a St. Helen«
man, did not give him room in
rounding a curve, Mr. Macpher­
son says.