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THE LANE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Editor and Man agar
Published Every Monday and Thursday by Iho Luno 6buny Pub
lishing Association! " !'
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And Remember to Get a Stop-Over for Springfiold.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 4, 19.15.
WILL SPRINGFIELD SHIRK?
What Is Springfield going to do about the matter of help
ing keep a Lane county reprsentative at the San Francisco
fair? Its business organizations have practically promised
already to raise $135 for a month's salary for the man, and
so far nothing has been done. Has Springfield lost its pep?
Where are the Go-Getters? The sum promised is not large,
especially if two or three months were taken for its collec
tion. At least an effort should be made to raise the sum,
or a substantial part, of it, and thus keep faith.
RURAL CREDIT UNIONS.
At the last session of the legislature an act was passed
providing for the incorporation in this state of rural credit
unions, to enable the members thereof, when in need, to
obtain for productive purposes moderate loans of money at
reasonable rates of interest. It provides that seven or more
persons may incorporate, and that shares of stock shall not
be less than $25. The act seems to be carefully drawn, and
as it is now in effect, its reception by those whom it is in
tended to aid, will be watched with great interest.
With this arrangement for credit unions to supplement
our banking system the matter of short time personal loans
is fairly well provided for, but what we need, what we must
have, is some better system for long time mortgage loans.
If ever the water soaked lands of Western Oregon are to
be properly drained and tiled, and the vast area of logged
off lands cleared and made productive, or the desert lands
of Eastern Oregon supplied with water, we must have money
at lower rates of interest and on easier terms of payment.
We cannot pay 8 and 10 per cent interest, perhaps an
additional bonus, and a large fee for an abstract, and then
compete on even terms, as we must now do, with farmers
who can obtain money at little more than half our cost.
' ' ' BEWARE OF THE MATCH.
Now that the dry weather period is here and so many
people are going camping to the mountains, it is a good time
to think of the danger of forest fires. It is of special import
ance that fires be reduced to a minimum this year on account
of the number of tourists passing through on their way to
the expositions. A pall of smoke hanging over the country
is a poor advertisement and besides obscures the beauties
of Oregon scenery. The following rules, if carried out by
campers, will do wonders in reducing the number of forest
On the Lane County News'
Classified Column. It is the
"mutual benefit salesman of
Springfield, for it profits both
buyer and seller.
Advertise if you want to sell:
advertise for what you need.
The Classified Column reaches
the people you want to reach.
I - I
On the Lane County News' Ij
fires this year. Bear thoni In mind.
Don't toss away burnfng matches or tobacco.
Don't make a cntnp'flrq In leaves, rotten wood; tmngnlnst
logs, whore It may sprWd or where you cannot bo Bhro It Is
but. . .
Never leave a ilro until it Is out,,
Don't burn slashings In the dry season without a penult,
and without earo to confine tho ilro.
Put out any fire you find If you can, If you can't notify
a lire warden, some other public olllcers or tho land owner
and don't bo afraid to toll tho other fellow ho must also bo
CO-OPERATIVE CATTLE MARKETING.
Junction City Grange, at a roront mooting, considered
ht length the proposition-of tho Portland Union Stock Yards
company for the co-operative shippplug of live stock for tho
Portland market. No action has as yet boon taken, but it
Is one that will in all probability secure serious considera
tion. Tho only way to sell farm products satisfactorily is
in quantity. When a farmer, or group of farmers, can
talk in terms of car lots they can secure an Intcrsted hear
ing from the buyers. The single steer or tho dozen enses of
canned logan berries is too small to attract the attention
of the wholesaler, who buys In large quantities and sells
in measurably large consignments.
Within the past year or two shipments of livestock in
considerable quantity have been made from Springfield. Tho
only dllllculty has been the securing of business in sulllclcnt
quantity to make it pay a satisfactory return to tlio men who
devoted their whole time to the enterprise. What carloads
were shipped found a ready market In Portland. The troublo
was in getting carloads with sulllcient frequency to pay tho
salary of the men in charge. Tho Junction City plan of hand
ling these shipments through the Grange, ought to work out
very satisfactorily hero in Springfield. With some member
of the Grange designated to take care of the matter of mar
keting livestock, It would be possible for this nmn to watch tho
market, and when the occasion seemed proper, he could call
his constituents by phone and secure sufficient cattle to make
up a carload, and the carload would make a showing in the
market. By establishing a reputation for carefully graded
stock, the Grange would bo in a position to command tho
best prices, and the returns would be such that members
shipping would benefit.
It would seem that the Junction City plan would be worth
MODERN FIRE FIGHTING.
Considerable newspaper, 'comment is aroused by the
celebration in New York of the fiftieth anniversary of the paid
fire department of that city. This half century has been a
period of wonderful development in this line. Our country
is weak in fire prevention. .But after a fire starts our fire
men beat the world.
The departments in many towns of but moderate size are
very effective. The principal thing is getting there quick
With a motor hose wagon and ladder truck, and a few men
ready at a moment notlcg, -wore can be done than with a
battaliori"bf experts who get tlire late.
A good many small towns get Intelligent fire fighting
work at a small cost by the simple expedient of hiring some
practical man for a small salary, and giving him as a part
of his compensation a yearly trip to the national conventions
of fire fighters. A chief in that way gets practical Ideas, and
the pleasant outing would please many men quite as much
as a larger money payment.
What can be done to save the many buildings that burn
in outlying country districts, very frequently with no in
surance? The rural fire department is apt to feel it accom
plished big things if it saved the 'woodshed when the house
gets fire. The gradual spread of motor trucks helps this sit
uation. An automobile fire wagon can run many miles out
in the country where horses would soon be winded. And wo
don't hold any brief for any automobile company either.
But the true success in putting out fires depends on the
co-operation of citizens generally. Some merchants have
their basements stuffed with flimsy packing cases, excelsior
and other inflamable material. No fire fighting department
on earth could save their buildings, with a blaze starting on
a windy night. The fire fighting efficiency of the future lies
not so much in developing the efficiency of departmnts, as
in removing hazardous conditions in advance.
S. P. TO EXTEND LINE (ago. The chief engineer, after
DOWN COAST IS BELIEF ja trip to Portland, came to Eu-
eene one morning and had his
iHooy Interview and Hood Visit private car sidetracked on the
Lend uoior to tJenet " Y" just outside the city at the
Extension of the Southern junction of the Willamette Pac-
liflc and tne main line or Uie
Pacific line, now under con- Southern Pacific. The car was
jstruction between Eugene and! picked up by the regular W. P.
i Mashfield, to connect with the -train later that morning and the
coast une running irom aan biib'"cb1 yao iuujuuiuh.
Francisco to Eureka, is forecast- From there Mr. Hood proceeded
ed by the Coos Bay Times after i to Marshfield, and persons there
interviwtng II. P. Iloey, engineer who know him by sight say that
in charge of construction on the he took a trip some distance
Willamette Pacific. lover the proposed line down the
Rail connection between San coast toward Eureka. Ills car
Francisco and Eureka was com-was at' Mapleton for about a
nletcd onlv recently. Accord- wek. Upon his return to Eu-
ing to the Times. Engineer Iloey' gene he was interviewed by a
stated that construction of the i newspaper reporter but with his
rail line down the coast from usual reticence he did not ill
Coos Bay would not be under-ivulge the object of his trip.
taken until financial conditions itegister.
became normal again but he ex
pressed the conviction that the
two points, 200 miles apart,
would be connected by rail be
fore other railroad projects were
Giving color to the report that
the Southern Pacific is contem
plating the construction of this
line in- the near future, was the
visit of William Hood, chief en
gineer of the company, to
Marshfield and the country
south of there several weeks
Independence Fifty men go
to work extending the Valloy &
Marshfield Johnson & Lar
son will erect $20,000 concrete
block at Bandon.
North Plains Mirth Con
struction Company will erect a
new school house hero.
Tillamook Chas, H. Burgraf
of Albany is making plans for
$20,ouo city nan.
1fK iff HfinntiMnk
Start a ONF uml
ir DOLLAR ST
First National Bank
Will furnleh to everyone who will become a depositor to
the amount of ono dollar or more, a handoome
Homo Savings Bank
to uso. You are Invited to call and ask for ono of these
safes. If you are already a depositor you are entitled to
ono to use.
Very tow people can save In large amounts, If you wait
until you can deposit a largo amount you may never begin.
Everyone can save In a small way. He who drifts Into the
habit of spending as he goes will always remain poor.
The Bank Keeps the Key
Thin Homo HuvIiirb Dank In loimutl to you froo of cluiW).
Ono dollar of your account Ih tu bo hold (o limuru Itti roturn ;
but rommubur thin dollar buloiiKB to you; can bu drawn by
you nt nny tlmo on roturn of tho Hnfo.
For Less Money
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Our Bank Money Orders Are
Safe Cost Less Good Everywhere
Our $25.00 or Under Bank Money Order Costs Only 5c
Our $25.00 to $100.00 Bank Money Ordor Costs Only 10c
If lost or destroyed In transmitting through the mulls, or
otherwise, we give you a duplicate without any cost or red
Commercial State Bank
arc famous fpr quality and
wo save you money on
what you buy here. Wo
sell Dependable Coffees and
Teas and everything else is
dependable which wo sell.
Nice & Miller
Op Commercial State Bank
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, EUGENE, OREGON.
Capital and Surplus - - - $300,000.00
Interests on Savings Accounts a nd Time Certificates
Office In City Hall, Springfield, Ore. See
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