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Continuing The Springfield News and Lane Cennty Star, Which Were Censelidated Fenrnary 16, 1914.
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1915.
VOL. XIV. NO. 15.
Two Out of Forty from Thlo
Pltico in Now Stato-WIdo
SIXTY PER CENT OF THE
STATE GROWERS IN DEAL
Havo Alroncly Subncribod for
$85,000 of tho Proposed
Salem, Oro., March 21. J. L.
Clark nml E. 13. Morrison uf
SprhiKflcltl aro two out of tho '10
directors of tho Oregon Hop
growers' association which was
organized hero yostorday. Tho
organization Is to bo incorporat
ed for $300,000, of which sum
$85,000 has already boon sub
Hcrlljctl Tho mooting Saturday was
the largest meeting of hop grow
ers ever held on the Pacific
coast. Tho safeguarding of tho
Interests of the membors Is the
main purposo of the organiza
tion. Tho leaders say tho large
attendance and enthusiasm aug
er well for greater prosperity for
tho Industry, which yields now
about $0,000,000 annually to tho
Moro than COO growers, or ap
proximately GO per cont of tho
persons engaged In tho hop-producing
business in tho state
wore represented at tho meeting.
It was announced that $85,000
of tho $300,000 capital stock of
tho association had been sub
scribed, and tho acrcago repre
sented was about 12,000, while
tho estimated total acreago Is
. L. II. McMahan of this city,
who Is temporary chairman, said
that It would not bo long until
nil growers had becomo mom
bora of tho association, which
beginning this year, would bo
tho largest dealer of hops in tho
The plan Is for tho association
to sell all hops produced by its
members who have been accus
tomed to contract their hops In
order that thoy may obtain tho
same prices. It Is argued that
this will put an end to tho oper
ations of individual bulls and
bears and make prices steady at
At a meeting of tho directors
it was decided to postpone the
election of officers until next
Mr. McMahan, who was ono
of tho first to BUggest tho organ
ization of tho association, said
because of tho European war
it would bo difilcult to predict
what prices would obtain this
year, but ho had no doubt they
would bo satisfactory. Tho yield
In Europe,' ho' thought, would bo
much less than normal, which
would malto a shortage there
and a consequent greater de
mand for tho Orogon product.
Profesor McPhorson of the
department of economics, O. A.
0., said tho association would
bo of Inestimable benefit to tho
growers and tho Industry gener
ally. EVANS MEETINGS
GROW IN INTEREST
Union revival meetings at tho
Methodist church grow in Inter
est each night and. largo aud
iences are present at each meet
ing. Every sermon xlollvored 'by
Mr. Evans is interesting ajid ho
holds tho undivided attontlon of
his listeners. Ills addresses are.
strong, aro Impressively deliver
ed and his work Is having a toll
ing effect for good on ,hls con
gregations. Mr. Evans has tho ability to
dollvor a good sermon. IIo has
u mannor of dollvorlng it that
Impresses hlB hearers and his
messages aro couched In lan
guago easily understood by
everyone. Ho intorsporses his"
Bormons with humorous stories
and tho jlathctlo sldo of llfo also
receives his attention. Ho is, a
man who appeals strongly to
people In all walks of llfo. IIo
Is huniaii, of tho same clay as
tho balanco of humanity, and
his success In his chosen profes
sion is largely duo to tho fact
(hat ho lias tho faculty so many
lack ho can sco tho human
sldo of a man and Is glad to
spealt of tho good trails of men
and women first, and look after
tho Btalns later. Unpretentious,
good-hearted, good natural,
with a smile and cheering
word for everyone, It Is not sur
prising that Bruce wins his way
into the hearts of u community.
A large delegation from Heavy demands upon ono of
Springfield, where Mr. Evans re-, the motors operating a blower
contly hold a very, successful fnn over tho ready slzcr at the
meeting, nttonded tho services Booth-Kelly mill caused a bear
Friday evening. Harold Hum- lug to run hot Saturday after
bert of Etigcnc conducted tho noon, and to set fire to the tim
singing tho same evening. Mr.cra supporting the equipment.
Creswell audiences, and his
special numbers and work with,
me uuuniB wua vury niuvu uji-
predated. Creswell Chronicle,
POURING CONCRETE FOR
Nfcvv UKtAMtKY builuiimu
Tho pouring of concrete for
tho now creamery building be
ing erected by Messrs Long and
Cross on Main street was begun
this morning by a crow of men
under T. II. Ellis. Tho placing of
the concrete will bo. completed
by tomorrow, and then will havo
to season for a week before" tho
work can go ahead.
FIVE FAMILIES MOVE TO
SPRINGFIELD THIS WEEK
Five families of railroad train
men move to Springfield today
or tomorrow on account of a
change In tho timetable. They
are: II. E. Allison, conductor;
A. Stradcr, engineer; A. 11.
Knight and V. A. Tlbbetts,
brakemcn and II. V. Couch, fire
man, all of tho freight crow op
erating between Springfield and
Tho Knight and Allison fam
ilies have taken apartments In
the Sutton block.
Freight Ties Up
Effective tomorrow, trains
2'1&-G will tie up in Springfield
Instead of In Coburg as at pres
ent. Tbis. train has been com
ing from Coburg each morning,
handling the log trnlns from
Landax and all tho freight busi
ness on the Wendling branch.
Hauling of logs on the VcidHng
lino to tho null nerc begins regn
ularly this week, increasing tho
work of tho crow, hence tho cut
ting off of tho run to Coburg.
Tho taking off of the Coburg
Springfield freight, which car
ried passengers between these
points, makes It impossible for
people of north Lane to come
to Springfield or Eugene by rail
and return tho same day. Both
freight and pnssonger service
between Coburg nnd Springfield
will bo handled by, tho Oakridge
Albany mixed train.
IN PROPOSED SUGAR MILL
J. A. Seavoy, secretary of the
n.,aloa Mmt'a nl..l In In vn.nl
of a letter from a correspondent and Mrs Pengra and
in eastern Washington aaUins'ft"1 a&nm DotU1' Rv' ant
about tho proposed beet sugar Mrs O. P. Elsenmenger, Mr. and
factory for Springfield. TI1I3 . ;
correspondent states that ho re- ,S0,V ?httml Mra" Al?torXSih
presents six families who aro In- aml family Mr. and Mrs. McEl
torestcd In tho growing of sugar :Jaoy and family, Mr. and Mrs.
beots, and would bo likely to ' Wylta and family Mr. and Mrs
come to Springfield if a ractory ; M- Young and family, Miss
wore started hero , Florence Patterson, Miss Edna
Don Jolloy, representative of Patterson, Mr. Molviiv Patterson,
the Eccles sugar Interests, is in r- nnd.M. Sam Bartholomew,
Portland, but is expected back r- an,d,?IrsiT X1",-Staffelbaph,
early this week. j Nolloth and family,
' Mr. and Mrs. Sapplingfleld nnd
The' latest figures show that ""y. Rev- nml . MrB- J- IL
tho State of Washington pro,- Douglas,
duccd 05 per cent of all the
shingles manufactured In tho Eniarton club members, who
country during, tho year, the havo worked most industriously
wood used being western roS during tho winter, discarded
cedar. dignity Friday ovening and in-
dulged in a "high jinks" at tho
In splto of tho low rates homo of Mrs. Silas Gay on Will
charged for tho uso of the for- ametto heights. Many original
ests, tho Tongass National For- costilmes wore worn and a royal
est is self-supporting almost good time was enjoyed by tho
twlcb ;ovor. T.won'ty-fivc per boiuo twenty ladles present,
cont of . this income, reverts o These were Mrs. Morrison, Ml'S.
tho territory for . schools and Fisk, Mrs. Valentine; Mrs. Mo
.roads.t " Collum, Mrs., Fox, Mrs, Emerson,
INCIPIENT BLAZE AT
Hot Box Dovolops in Motor that
Oporatos Blower Fan Over tho
Roady Slzor Planor Crow Off
Part of Afternoon.'
s. W. Crnnmer discovered the;
blaze and tiava the alarm. Tho
little blazo was soon put out, but
biuco me motor cou u not oe on-:
crated, tho blower, which draws
planer shavings In tho first half
!0f tho trip from planer shed to
tho fuel b us. had to bo discon
tinued, and the planer crew was
accordingly laid off for tho rest
of tho afternoon.
Thursday afternoon a coup
ling in the sprinkler system of
the planer became loosened, al
lowing water to escape. The
alarm gong was at once set go
ing automatically, and continu
ed for some ten minutes until
tho water was shut off. Tho
sound of the gong created con
siderable Btlr on Main street, for
It could easily bo heard on the
On Friday ovening Mr. and
Mrs. J, W. Chase of Pruneville
gave a reception In honor of
their Bon and his bride, Mr. and
Mrs. Truman A. Chase, who
were married last Wednesday at
the Baptist -church here.- The
Chase home was beautifully de
corated for tho occasion with
splrea, carnations and white
Music and song
added to the
meat. A bountiful buffet lunch
eon was served to the hundred
relatives and friends who had
gathered to wish the newly
wedded couple most prosperous
and happy life. Mrs. Chase wore
her wedding gown and the affair
Was one long to be remembered
In the annals of Pruneville. The
invited guests were: Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Chase and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Truman A. Chase,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Chase,
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Chase,
and family, Mr, and Mrs. J, C.
Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. O. B.
Smith, Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles
Myers and family. Mr. and Mrs.
A. Blgelow, Mr. and Mrs. William
Spencer, Mr. Jess Speilcer, Miss
Besslo Spencer, Miss Nora Sor-
enson, Mrs. E. W. Sbrenson, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles KIngswell,
Miss Ethel KIngswell, Miss Met
,1a 'Nixon,' Miss NeU Nixon, Mr.
S. Sneed, Mr. and'Mrs. I. Cllne,
!Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Cllne and
family, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cook
rind family, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kel-
ijpSB - , Mr -. and Mrs Ilardib and
'family, Ml alld Ml'S. Day BlUl
W. C. T. U. UNIONS
IN SESSION HERE
Springfiold and East E'ugono
Consider Problems Sabbath
' Obsorvanco Theme of After
.Fifty members of the Spring
field and the East Eugene unions
of W. C. T. U. met in a Joint
sdBglon in the Baptist church
Here hint Friday in an all-day
meeting. Dinner was served at"
noon by ladles of the local un
ion. Tho morning sessions were
j devoted to reports of department
work, and at the afternoon ses
slbn Mrs. J. T. Moore sang a
B0io. Mrs. Carrie A. Day spoke
op Sabbath Observance, and
Rev. J. T. Moore of the Meth
o'dist church spoke on Sabbath
Desscration from the Pastor's
point of view, pointing out the
harm to the religious life In al
lowing secular pursuits and
pleasures to encroach upon the
Mrs. J. B. Woods of Cottage
Grove, president of the county
W,. C. T. U. was present and ad
dressed the convention, as did
also Mrs. Campbell and Mrs.
Loiter. Mrs. J. E. Richmond
sang at the close of the session.
iDelesates from outside points
Mrs. Sparks, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs.
Montgomery, Mrs. Sutton, Mrs.
Dill, Mrs. TyBon, Mrs. H. E.
Walker, Mrs. Jackson and Mrs.
France, the Misses McPherson,
Mtes.Cantrcll and Mtes Conley.
T After the adjournment of the
regular meeting last Friday
night of the Reapers of America
j as the members were leaving
tho lodge room, they were met
1 at the door by their wives and
lady friends, and compelled to
return to the lodge room where
an specially prepared program
was rendered. About 10 o'clock
all were invited to the banquet
room where a delicious spread
was in waiting. Tlie banquet
mom w i,nm,tm,Uv (iPpnmtP,i
with the colors of tho order,
WW... W WWW.V. .MWW.MV.
Dancing was enjoyed until a
The Reapers of America Is' an
organization, having its origin
in Springfield, Oregon. While
comparitively new it is a grow
ing institution with over 100
The Loyal Alphas of the
Christian church entertained a
number of their friends at a St.
Patrick party given in their class
rooms. Decorations were in
green and also their class colors
of purple and gold. Games were
enjoyed until a late hour when
dainty refreshments were serv
ed. Those present were as fol
lows: Mabel January, . Alma
Lewis, Iris Bosserman, Hazel
Bailey, Edna Fisher, Sadie Allen,
Vena Allen, Miss Gorrie, Miss
Barbre, Mattio Sloan, Lena
Richardson, Bessie Webb, Mable
Gott, Marie Wells, Ruby Sensen
ey, Fay Young, Hazel Young,
Anna Eldburg, Oscar Lee, Lewis
Grando, Basil SIgnor, Otto
Hays, "Bob" Hays, Cecil Hays,
Carl Sensenoy, Clarence Hill,
Artie Sneed, Mr. Bosserman.
The Jdilio club entertained a
number of guests, at its regular
bi-weekly dance tit Reapers hall
Saturday ovening. Delicious
punch was served. Tho guests of
tho club were Mr. and Mrs. I. D.
Larimer, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bry
an, Dr. and Mrs. R. P. Morten
sen, Mrs. Clover, Mrs. J. W. Ma
chon, Miss Marian Harper, Miss
Mallei Wilson, A. J. Henderson,
Lewis Dixon, A. K. WInther, IT.
G.G Prestel, F. E. Molzor, Chan
vj. lueizer, uuan
Lingo, Ernest Lyon, and Penny
m, ,r i-'mi 1
Tho Whist club met Thursday
evening at tho. homo of Mr. and
Mrs. A- Mffllloton for an ovening ;
(Continued on Vago 3)
The offer will be ...
day, March 27.
Read the offer on
page 4, this Issue.
included Mrs. Carrie Day, presi
d'ent, Mrs. L. E. Flegal, Mrs. T.
IL Garrett, Mrs. James, Mrs.
Larson, Mrs. J. W. Barnes and
"Grandma" Wells, all of Eugene,
Mrs. Woods, Cottage Grove;
Miss Elizabeth Thompson, presi
dent of the Creswell union; Mrs.
Bowers of Benton county and
Mrs. Cllne of Pruneville. Mrs.
Mary Campbell, president of the
Springfield branch, presided at
both sessions. .
Portland, Ore., March 21. Al
though much is Bald regarding
the "increased tost of living," it
Is noted that lumber Is cheaper
than it was ten years ago.
Portland, Oregon, is the larg
est lumber manufacturing city
in the world.
It is estimated that there is a
stand of thirty billion feet of
western hemlock in Washington
and tyenty billion feet In Ore
gon. Of the amount of this
species used In Washington, 83
per -cent is made into box
shooks; of the amount used in
Oregon, 75 per cent is converted
Miss Walling Id
O. A. C. to Teach
Miss Gertde Walling, teach
er in the commercial department
of the Springfield high school
resigned her position last week
to accept one in the commercial
department of the Oregon Agn
board reluctantly accepted Uie.
resignation and Miss Walling
left Friday for her ney work.
She is a graduate of O. A. C,
and when she was employed by
the Springfield schools the di
rectors were told that she was
an especially capable young wo
man and one whom they would
want as an instructor in the col
lege as soon as a place could be
made for her.
Miss Verna Tagg, a student of
the college, has been elected to
fill out Miss Walllng's unexpired
ATTENDANCE IS BETTER
AT THE LINCOLN SCHOOL
Principal B. H. Smith of the
Lincoln school this morning
gave out a report showing de
cided improvement in attend
ance and punctuality at the Lin
coln school for the past month.
On account of February being
a short month the aggregate at
tendance was 131 days less than
for the previous month, but the
total number of days absence
was ID less. The number of
cases of tardiness was 2 less,
and the number of pupils neith
er absent nor tardy was 33
The members of the school
board visited the school on
Mai'ch 1G, and there were 122
visits of parents. Tho first
grade had tho greatest number
of the visitors, 5.
Tho first grade also had the
greatest number of days at
tendance, 831, while the old
sixth grade had the greatest
number of absences, 35. The
ltf,litli m-mln hfirt tho crrfi.itfiat
'lxumuer 0f cases of tardiness, 3,
and tho second grado had the
I greatest number of pupils nelth-
r absont nor tardy 36.
. TnQ thIr(1 grado had the beat
I pftrt,ftntn gf of attendance, 99
Plus. . . .
A HEAVY BURDEN
James J. Hill Declares Trans
portations Lines Have Been
Driven into a Corner.
PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO
HELP BEAR BURDEN
Legislation Unfair to Railroads
is Also Unfair" to tho Peo
ple Says Financier.
St Paul, Minn., Mar. 18. Rail
roads of tills country have been
driven "to the last ditch and are
no longer able -to compete with
each other or any one else,"
James J. Hill, railroad builder,
told the railroads committee of
the Minnesota house and senate
late today at a joint hearing on
the bill before the legislature to
Increase the railroad passenger
rate in this state from two cents
per mile to two and a half cents.
W. A. Gardner, of Chicago,
president of the Chicago &
Northwestern railroad, and Ed
mund Pennington, Minneapolis,
St Paul & Sault Ste Marie rail
road, also appeared before the
committees, quoting statistics
to substantiate Mr. Hill's con
tention that a speedy exhaus
tion of the railroad properties
of the country unless passenger
rates are Increased, is but a logi
Even more stringent condi
tions will follow the conclusion
of the present European war,
Mr. Hill predicted. Next year. ,
he believed, would see a fall in
prices of all farm products, with
wheat down to 70 cents per
bushel. Abnormal interest rates
on. money after the war end
also were forecasted by the 'St." '
Paul financier, who said,c "the
war will be brought to a speedy
close because of the physical
and material exhaustion that
will ensue and is ensuing."
"It costs more money per
train to operate passenger trains
than the railroads receive for it,"
Mr. Hill said in urging tho ne
cessity for increased revenue
from passenger traffic. "You
know how long that condition
can exist and what ultimately
will come of it. Intelligent legis
lation is an advantage for any
state, but legislation that is un
fair to the railroads is unfair to
the people of the state, for
sooner or later they will have to
put their necks under the yoke
and lielp share the railroads'
"The railroads of this country
are staggering under too great
a burden now," said air. Hill,
"and they are right at the last
ditch. They no longer are able
to compete with each other or
any one else. They are too busy
trying to solve their financial
problems that will enable them
to live a while longer."
Salem, Jitney bus excite
ment is dying down. Many aro
going out of business and those
who remain in the business real
ly operate is during the early
morning and the rush hour in
tho evening. It is freely pre
dicted that the present jitney
system will soon be a thing of
Albany Pacific Telephone
Co., is putting up $5000 worth
M. E. Church South builds a
rural church in Baker county.
Milwaukee will spend $25,000
on water plant this year.
Salem City council accepts re
duction in water rates for pri
vate users but rejects raise on
hydrants by State Utility Com
mission. The $G5,000 federal building
at Albany Is completed.
Portland jitneys average $2.57
a day is one report.
Eugene promoting shoo fac
tory and lace factory. .
Marshfield Is creating a ce
ment sidewalk district,
Washington passed bill to al
low, laundry workers 10 hour
dayt . J .