Home Dynamited At Vader

Vader, Jan. 6. - The home of W. E. Helms was dynamited Wednesday evening of last week about 7 o'clock. About half a dozen sticks were placed in a pile of coal near the corner of the house. A rick of wood which stood between the coal and the house is believed to have been all that saved Mr. Helm's life and the complete destruction of his home. The windows of the house were practically all broken and his dishes. Everything movable was thrown to the floor. Windows all over town rattled and houses were shaken. After Mr. Helms recovered from the shock sufficiently he walked down town and told what had happened. The sheriff's office investigated, but no definite clues were found. Footprints were destroyed by the crowd, which rushed up to the house, which is in the eastern edge of Vader. Mr. Helms is a man who never harms anyone and it is inconceivable that anyone should commit such a fiendish act.


Mrs. Campbell Returns.

Mrs. R. H. Campbell, who has been at a hospital in Portland the past month, following a major operation was returned home Thursday. Her son Robert, student at North Pacific College, accompanied her and remained for the week end.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, Friday, 8 January 1932, page 9. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Boulevard South, Tumwater, Washington 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester