Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, January 25, 1935, Image 1

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Auditor Urges
Bond, Warrant
Readj list incut
Boxing Commission, Park &
Library Boards
It took ten S)>urs last Monda}
for Marcus Brown and Verne Ad
ams to make the trip from St
Helens to Vernonia, owing to the
heavy snowdrifts.
The trip was their second at­
tempt, an effort to reach Ver­
nonia Sunday night being un­
successful because of drifts en­
countered at Conroy’s. The next
morning they started out behind
the snow plow, which had so
much trouble bucking the drifts
that the road was not opened
clear through until about 8 p. m
Five or six cars were in the pro­
cession, Mr. Brown says, each
helping the other when stalled.
The city council at an adjourn­
ed meeting Tuesday night was
urged by A. R. Sawtell, of Saw-
tell, Goldrainer and Co., account­
ants auditing the city’s books, to
“clean house” by authorizing the
transfer of the bonds and war­ Wilark CCC Men
rants held by the city treasurer
Go to Rescue of
to various funds so that they may
Stranded Motorists
be cancelled when due. As it is,
he explained, the securities taken
CAMP WILARK, Houlton —
in by the city in payment of
assessments, water rents, etc., (Special.)—Camp Wilark, as mid­
have been pyramided, with the way point on the St. Helens-Ver-
result that the task of auditing nonia highway, almost took on
has required the full time of the aspect of a refugee camp
three men for a week, and will during the snow and cold spell
require more than that next year early this week.
Sunday night John Forsberg,
if allowed to continue.
Furthermore, he said, the city forestry superintendent, and Cap­
has $9600 in the bank which is tain Stambaugh, commanding of­
lying idle and could be used, in ficer, as well as a number of
large part, for retiring obliga­ CCC enrollees went to the assis­
tions which are costing the city tance of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
$540 annually in interest that Allen of Vernonia and their
could be saved. Under the present eight-year old son who had been
set-up, he explained, each fund stalled in snow drifts several
has an equity in the securities miles past camp.
Members of the Allen family
owned by the city, greatly com­
plicating the process of redemp­ were provided with quarters and
subsistence at the CCC camp,
It would first be necessary to leaving Tuesday when the road
obtain a legal opinion authorizing was definitely opened to Ver­
the procedure, he stated.
Fourteen CCC men from Camp
Boxing Comminion Chosen
Members of the boxing com­ Reeher’s, Westimber, who had
mission were named as follows: started for camp Sunday night
J. E. Tapp, H. H. King, Verne under the leadership of Guy Lil-
Adams, Ed Frazee and Dr. R. D. lich, forester, fought snow for
some seven hours before reaching
The park board, as appointed Camp Wilark. The men shared
by the mayor and confirmed by quarters through the hospitality
the council, will consist of Mrs. of the Wilark enrollees.
First again to attempt the trip
C. A. Mills, Mrs. Frank Rogers,
Mrs. J. L. Timmons, Mrs. Geo. over the mountainous road to
Stankey and Mrs. E. M. Bollinger. Vernonia, the CCC truck was fin­
ally forced to turn back Monday
Library Board Appointed
New members of the ljbrary after an all-day struggle. Numer­
board are Mrs. H. G. Sandon, ous snow drifts four feet deep
Mrs. C. F. Hieber and Mrs. were dug through by the CCC
Franklin Mahnsten, the two lat­ men, making it easier for the Co­
ter succeeding themselves. Mrs. lumbia county snow plow to later
L. H. Dewey and Mrs. Ray D. break through.
Two Wilark camp forestry
Fisher are hold-over members.
Marshal Roy K. Nelson named foremen, Wesley Kibbe and C.
Geo. Nutt as deputy marshal, and Powell, who were missipg for
the appointment was confirmed. several hours Sunday night on
the St. Helens-Vemonia road,
by the council.
Councilman A. E. Adams was appeared at Wilark just as a
searching party was organized.
elected president of the council.
They had abandoned their car
five miles from camp and walked
Ted Thye, Bert Hall
through the blizzard-like weather
To Clash Here Again
into camp.
At Legion Hall Sat.
Ted Thye, who defeated Bert
Hall in a wrestling match here
recently, is to meet the local
favorite in the Legion hall to­
morrow night for a rematch.
Hall, who won one of the falls,
had the best of* his tough oppon­
ent for part of the match, and a
lively tussle is expected at their
second encomrterr.
Another feature will be a bout
between Bob Raymer of Vernonia
and Dutch Rambeau of Portland.
Beginning next week the Port­
land-Vernonia truck line will re-
same its regular schedule, ac­
cording to W. A. Davis, proprie­
tor. There will be round trips
each day except Saturday nd
Trips were reduced to three
days a week e^jly in December,
owing to bad weather.
Blue Jays to
Play Sherwood
Tomorrow Night
Return Game With Turn Verein
I* Played
The Sherwood Townettes will
play the Blue Jays on the local
court tomorrow night. The Town­
ettes, undefeated so far this sea­
son, beat the Turn Verein girls’
team by a close score recently.
Arrangements have been made
with Blanche Grable, local team
manager, for a return game with
the Townettes at Sherwood on
February 9.
Blue Jays Play Turn Verein i
The Blue Jays played Turn
Verein their return game in Port­
land Saturday night. The final
score was Turn Verein 24, Ver­
nonia 14.
Even after the cold trip and
having to play in a gym minus
any heat the girls put up an ex­
cellent fight. Until the third
quarter when Mildred Brady.
Blue Jay forward, was disquali­
fied by the referee for having
three personals against her the
local team was averaging two
points ahead of the Turnerettes
throughout the game.
The score in the third quarter
was Vernonia 14, Turnerettes 12.
Goals made were Brady, five
field goals and one free throw
goal; Frances Bargerson, one
field goal and two free throws,
one ruled out owing to other
players over-stepping line.
Ssubstitutions from the third
quarter on were Vosnick and
Thompson, forwards; Goertzen,
The game was penty exciting
for both teams and the local
members are
bruises as evidence. Brady was
struck in the face by an out of
bounds ball thrown by a Turn
Verein guard and is the recipient
this week of plenty of “ribbing”
as to her bruised and discolored
face. The local team was compli­
mented for their good sportsman­
ship by the officials.
Turn Verein will play here at
least once again but at a later
date, at the request of Brooks,
their manager.
In the coming weeks games on
the local floor will include Chung-
Wah, who were unable to appear
last week, the Green Aces, Long­
view and Jewell. Jewell will play
here Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Feathers . . .
and •. .Talons
Wilbur Davis fighting with a
lock on the front door af Lin­
coln’s old candy kitchen while a
crowd stands around and offers
advice . - - The old MacMarr
store being cleaned out . . .
The city hall the busiest place in
town last week when three audi­
tors, the auto license examiner,
a bunch of examinees, and the re­
corder all tried to find elbow
room . . . Clint Kilby in John
Howell’s old place . . . Ken Mc­
Neill back on the job, to stay
awhile, he hopes
1935.____________________________ NUMBER 4.
All applicants for SERA
work should re-register with
Loel Roberts beginning to­
day at 9 a. m., according
to instructions
from Caley Stanwood, coun­
ty SERA director in St.
In Vicinity
BASKETBALL SCHEDULED Schools, Camps Resume after
The high school junior play,
“Here Comes Patricia,” original­
ly scheduled for tonight, has been
postponed until February 8.
In its place this evening there
will be a basketball double-header
between the high school and the
town team, and between Clatska­
nie and Vernonia grade school
teams, starting at 7:30.
Local Church to
Hold Series of
Special Services
A series of special evangelistic
services under the leadership of
Dr. E. W. Petticord, pastor of
the First Evangelical church in
Salem, and Rev. F. B. Culver,
pastor of the Lents church in
Portland, will be held in the local
Tuesday evening, January 29,
continuing until about Feb. 15.
The Rev. Mr. Culver will have
charge of the meetings during the
first half of the series. He has
had wide experience in evangelis­
tic and pastoral work and is al­
ready known to many Vernonia
Dr. Petticord, who will conduct
the last half of the meetings is
not only considered one of the
most powerful evangelists in Ore­
gon, according to Rev. A. N.
Glanville, pastor of the local
church, but he has a national
and even world-wide reputation
in his church, having traveled and
preached in thé Holy land and
many places all around the world.
Meetings, beginning next Tues­
day night, will be held in the
church every evening during the
series except Saturdays. A song
service each evening will begin at j
7:30. Preaching will begin at 8
Enforced Shutdown
From Storm
Heavy winds Sunday night
caused drifts that completely
blocked the St. Helens-Vernoma
road, and ice on the other high­
ways leading from town made
traffic hazardous and in many
cases impossible. The mail car­
rier on the Houlton star route
was unable to get through from
and returned here
about ten in the morning. At four
he took the mail to Wilark (camp
8) where it was taken by train
to Scappoose, and the morning
mail from Houlton was routed
out this way along with the even­
ing mail.
Owing to the uncertainty of
transportation both the high and
and grade schools were closed
Monday and Tuesday, resuming
Wednesday morning.
Camp* Relume
Clark and Wilson resumed log­
ging Wednesday. Five sides, 400
men, are now being employed
out of Wilark, according to an­
nouncement by W. W. Clark,
Operations at Big Creek are
scheduled fo resume today with
a full crew. No definite word, as
far as could be ascertained yes­
terday, has yet been received
from Glenwood, where the snow
is deeper.
Formation of New
Band Is Proposed
With Watts Leading
Formation of a beginners' band
is being talked up here. The
grade school has promised co­
operation, and C. R. Watts has
consented to be the leader. He
will not receive any compensa­
tion, the only expense being
for music and incidentals to
those who have or can secure the
use of an instrument.
Quite a number have been
lined up already, Mr. Watts
says, and any who are interested
should apply to him. Older play­
ers who were members of the
former city band have nearly all
moved away, and it will be nec­
essary to train up beginners to
take their places, Mr. Watts de­
Emma L. Allen, of Woodson,
near Clatskanie, was awarded
damages to the amount of $6800
from the K. P. Timber Co. in
circuit court at St. Helens Jan.
The suit grew out of the acci­
dent Christmas morning, 1933,
when four members
of Mrs.
Alien’s family were killed by a
slide which engulfed their home.
She charged negligence against
the timber company in allowing^
the water to back up in O. K. | CLINT KILBY TAKES OVER
creek above their home. The
award was $5300 for the death
Clint Kilby purchased last week
of her husband and $1500 pro­
perty damages. She sued for John Howell’s card room, taking
$10.000 for the death of her possession Thursday evening.
Mr. Kilby will continue the pol­
husband and $2500 property dam­
icy begun by Mr. Howell, he
says. He will not serve liquor,
Legislative Bill* on File
but when the season starts will
Copies of Bills introduced in j put in a fountain and a line of
the legislature are being received soft drinks.
at the Eagle office through cour­
tesy of Representative O. Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Norris Soden
Oleen. nd are available to any made a business trip to McMinn­
who are interested.
ville and return Tuesday.