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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1915.
VOL. XIV. NO. 19.
? CLASS OF NINETEEN
TO LEAVE THE HIGH
In a hnrd-fought fight at Ha
vana this nffernbon Jess Wlll
ard knocked out in the 26th
round Jack Johnson, the heavy
weight world's champion. It
was Johnson's fight until the
tenth, and Willard made only a
fair showing from thon until the
io noacn in mo Jacnoois or zznd round. Johnson then
Have Boon Activo In Studont
r-" a f t-f r. . . i
murpnuua -i iiruo rreparou
Tho Bonlor class of tlio'lOcn
High Hcliool has taken up ;llio
matters pertaining to tho Com-t'
mcucomont soaBon and, wll
shortly v. make a public nh
noTmcombnt of Kb plans for that
The present class is tho Ian:
est to graduate from tho schoo
and Hh numbers arc a fair index
of tho growing strength and
popularity or tho school.
Tho personnel of tho class of
lUiu is as follows:
1 Walter Leo Unlloy, Elmo Dary
Chase, Floy Lonore Collins, wll
fred Iloitry Cook, Marglo Graco
Copenhavor, Graco Edotha
Emory, Uorhort Bernard Han
son, Doll It. Ulnson, Kato 13.
Lansbery, Ollvo Mao Lyon, Man
Manilla Mcpherson, lialpn W.
Miller, Stella Pearl Mitchell,
Maude Moore, Winona Iluth
Piatt, Dlrdlo L. Spencer, 13esslo
M, Spcucor, Albert Nicholas So
161m, and Robert C. Van Valzah
Tho members of this class
havo been vory active In all
school enterprise during their
attendance and their graduation
will deprive tho school of a num
her of cnercetlc and forceful
students. Thoy havo been prom
inent In debate, In athletics, In
student .management and all
other functions' dear to tho
student heart and many of their
places will be hard to flu.
Misses Floy Collins, Kato Lans
bory and Winona Piatt arc fin
ishing tho Teachers' Training
gourso and will receive state
certificates enabling them to
teach In tho grammar schools
of tho state for a period of two
years without runner oxamin
atlon. These young women,
with Blanche Brown and Fay
Goblo, graduates of last year,
havo boon doing regular teach
ing during tho current term and
havo taken over a largo part of
tho work remaining after tho
transfer of Miss Rhodes to tho
High school. Tho work thus
taken up by the class saved tho
district some $ 200 in wages.
Tho members pf the class are
all cliglhlo to entrance in the
classes of tho State University
and several arc planning to take
up work thoro next fall. Tho
University entrance require
ments which thoy must meet at
present aro as follows: Piano
- geometry, ono unit; history, one
unit; English, three units; alge-
i bra, one unit; history, ono unit;
Rcicncoi ono unit. "Tho balanco
of tho fifteen entrance unltB may
bo selected from any subject for
which standard, high schools
give credit toward graduation.
Not more than four units in vo
cational subjects may be offered
At present no foreign lan
guage Is required for University
Tho Commencement Day ex
ercises will be held on Juno 4,
1P15, and it is understood, that
tho class is planning other? ex
crvlces for tho week. These
plans will bo announced later.
G. A. R. Gives Dinnor.
Tho April dinnor of tho G. A.
11. and Ladles of tho G. A.- It. was
attended by a score of the local
members and by Mrs. Barhlto,
Mr. and Mrs. Crumm and Mr.
Clem of Eugono and Mrs. M. M.
Lord of Seattle. A bountiful
dinnor was spread and a pro
gram was rendered at tho af
BUSINESS MEN'S CLUB
HOLDS ITS SESSION
At tho meeting of the Busi
ness Men's club last Thursday
evening a committee was named
to confer with a llko committee
from the Springfield " Develop
ment leaguo In regard to a "fcl
lowimlp" banquet to be given In
tho near future.
The executive committee was
Instructed to take up with the
Southern Pacific company some
immcrs in relation to the busi
ness of tho company hero, but
tho committee has not yet filed
Let Contract For
Half Mile of Walk
Tho Brattaln Land Company,
J. F. Smith, Paul Iladloy and C.
L. Scott, residing on tho north
sjde of Main street, cast of
Tenth, last Thursday let a con
tract to Olo Solelm & Co. for the
construction of one-half mile of
concrete, sidewalk In front of
their properties, extending from
the end of the pavement at
work is made possible by tho
fact that property owners on
both sides of tho street, from
Tenth, nearly to the city limits,
recently signed a deed establish
ing a standard GG-foot street,
whereas, heretofore the old, In
accurate county surveys have
prevailed. All tho property own
ers have been- anxious for some
time to be able to get in walks.
Tho regular monthly meeting
of the Springfield Development
cague will bo held In the rooms
of tho league at 8 o'clock Tues
day evening, April G.
Made m Springf ied
HOME OF HOME-MADE CANDY
Springfield Bakery : : EGGIMA NN
U can get moore satis-
faction for ure $ $ if u
by Bakore or N ox all t
flour. All grocers have
it to sell.
Bread, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, etc.
Wedding and Party Cakes - a
Manufactures Most All of His
Candles and Ice Cream.
IN LOCAL INSTITUTE
Nearly One Hundred Attend
From Districts of East
ern Lane County.
' BY EDUCATORS
S. Young, - Proprietor I I CornerFourth arid Main
m y m
IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED
: THE SPRINGFIELD CREAMERY :
CHAS. BAHKMAN, Manager
Try is and be convinced that It-pays to
patronize home Industries, .jj-
Springfield Planing Mill
sash; Doons. Moummas, brackbts,
TURNING, STAIR ,IfUIL.D!fGQ, ,
Extension Tables, Drop Leaf TaWW. B Break
fast Tables. Kitchen Cabinets, Cupboards,
Sife, Step Ladders, , Fir-iit Sexes
Berry Crates, 'Folding Clothes Racks.
. ' ', . ,,4.;,. f.Jt,
. , r .
SPENDS ITS MONEY AT HOME : : ELECTRICITY
Railroads Pay on
Tho Southern Pacific and tho
E. & E. railway companies
ast week paid tho first half of
their taxes In full, Including tho
total amount levied by the coun
cil of Springfield last fall. The
tax department of tho compan-
es had declined to pay nioro
than on fivo mills for the town
of Springfield, but after consul
tation with the attorneys of
both parties to tho ponding tax
suit, and aftor oxamlnlng the
records in the case, and in tho
proceedings for the tax amend
ment: of 1914, tho company de
ckled to pay in full. The dif
ference was something over
$100 for tho town at thjs time.
B. WATKE SELLS HIS
MEAT MARKET BUSINESS
THE KICKER'S KORNER
Why cannot some pub
llo spirited citizen install
scales for tho weighing
of largo -quantities. As
It la . now, hay on tho
wagon has to bo bought
by estimated weight. -
Announcement was made this
morning that P. B, Watko of tho
Springfield Provision company,
had sold his business to Christ
WIttenbach. who lives west of
Eugono, and to Bert Nickum,
who will havo charge of tho in
stitution from now on. In re
tiring from business horo, Mr.
Watko wishes to extend thanks
to his patrons horo and to be
speak a continuance of their
business with tho now firm. Ho
Is planning on a trip to tho ex
position, but will not leave for
some little time yet.
The Lane County News divided Its
expenditures last year, thus:
Supplies bought outside of Spring
field, including paper and now
raachlnory 20.4 p. C
Supplies bought In Springfield, In
cluding rent, etc .19.1 p. c.
Payroll, entirely In Sprnnfleld,-J...60.5 p. C.
For light, heat and power.
"Made in Springfield."
80 Spent, at Home t Oregon Power Co.
TOR MISSION WORK
Vice-President of Oregon Board
Meets with Christian Church
Women in the Springfield
Program at Chase School,
There will bo a school pro
gram glvon at tho Chase- School
Friday evening, April 9, at 8
o'clock. Prof. F. S. Dunn of tho
University of Oregon will eivo
an Illustrated lecture' on "The
, ,,, nXm of Rome," ,j .
Mrs. F. E. Jones, vice-president
of the Christian Women's
Board of Missions of Oregon,
conducted a helpful conference
with the women of tho Spring
field church last Thursday af
ternoon. This in addition to
occupying the pulpit in the
Christian church tho preceding'
Mrs. Jones is very practical
and inspiring in her work, and
certainly did much to strengthen
and encourage the work here.
Soveral members aro going to
try to take out Life Member
ships, and two ladies have prom
ised to become members a little
Five girls gavo their names to
become members of a Circlo
society. If there aro enough
more who will go in such an
organization, we will organize
a Mission Circle for the Young
Men and Women.
This being tho regular meet
ing day, the ladies of tho church
had planned a surprise on their
president Mrs. WIgmore, as woll
as on Mrs. Jones
Aftor the conference closed,
all were Invited into tho church
parlors for a social hour, whore
their eyes fell upon a long table
spread with a delicious lunch
eon. Over this was a festoon
of crepe paper, which extended
from the double doors to tile
ends of the table, representing
the colors of the State and Nat
All went away fOellng the
afternoon was profitable In in
creased interest and knowledge
of Mission work, and in a social
The following were in attend
ance: Mrs. Nice Donaldson,
Mrs. McDevitt, Mrs. Carl Miller,
Mrs. Jane Mountjoy, Mrs. Maria
Kiovdanl, Mrs. Mane Aloe, Airs
Nellie Stewart, Mrs. Maybelio
Gay, Mrs Bulah Buchnum, Mrs.
J. M. Drury, Mrs. E. E. Mor
rison, Mrs. J. L. Allen, Mrs. J. A
Allen, Mrs. Gertrude Brabham,
Mrs. G. Vallier, Mrs. Nina Rus
sell, Mrs. P. Conley, Mrs. Lam
bert, Mrs. Jennie Smith, Mrs.
Phebo Nllsen, Mrs. Letta A.
Jones, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Cas
teel, Mrs. E. Jones, Mrs. Jenuio
Erler,, Mrs. E. C. Wigmore,
Misses Mabel January, Iris Bos
serman, Ruby Senseney, Lucille
Lambert, Ellen Lambert, Estella
Maglll, Mabel Brabham, Sadie,
Lambert, Vornota Morrison,
10,000 Go to Work.
Chicago, April 1. Ten thou
sand men who have been idle
since tho first of the year today
returned to work In the steel
mills and factories of Chicago
Heights, a suburb. The plants
resumed operations after a
three months' shutdown, caus
sd' by .a shortage of materials
and a business depression.
PICK TEACHERS HI
The matter of hiring teachers
for the coming school year will
be one of the principal matters
to be taken up by tho school
board at Its regular monthly
meeting tonight The meeting is
to oe new in tne omce of Dr. w.
IT. Pollard, chairman of tho
The Women's Foreign Mis
sionary society of the Eugene
district of the M. E. church, will
hold it annual district meeting
at Harrisburg, April 9, 10 and
11. All ladies are invited and
also all Standard Bearers and
King'Sg-Herald societies, Free
entertainment will bo provided
for all delegates. Two returntd
missionaries, Miss Grace Clark,
from Africa, and Miss Lura
Hefti from China (formerly of
Cottage Grove) will attend the
" W. O. W, to Initiate 15.
Springfield Camp W. O. W.
will hold a big rally and Initia
tion at tho hall tomorrow even
ing when 15 candidates will be
added to the order, Tho Eugene
camp's officers and degree team
Changes in election laws ex
pected to save taxpayers $100,
000 a year.
City of Portland will manur
facture concrete- lamn-posts to
Plans are Conidrtd,; f drVth
; Annual $pttMigCQntet?4tf
in JtUfMit. ,, (J tttifi
Nearly lOO'teachers froru tho
districts of Eastern iiaii'e coun
ty; which comprise 'the Second
supervisory d&rict, met in tKe
Lincoln school, SjKinguekJ, on,
Saturday in the firetlnstitute in
thfr county since the, general
meetings of last fait Supervisor
A. I: O'Reilly was in clwirge aml
there were talks by County, Su
perintendent E. J. Moore, Pro
fessor Sheppkrd. of O. A. C;
Prof. A. S. Sweetser 6f the Uni
versity of Oregon, Sunt. K. L.
Kirk of Springfield and ProfI E;
W. Jordan of Deerhorn.
Superintendent Moore's talk
was in .regard to the annual
spelling contest, which is f.o b.
held In Eugene in May. The
matter of the time of day for the
different events was- discussed,
but decision will not he made un
til Superintendent Moore has
conferred with teachers from,
other sections of the "county.
The school exhibits are to be
held in the old armory bulkHng,
upstairs and down. ThesfralH&
contests will be held in tke higk,
school and Central school build
ings, with one entrant from pach
grade in each school In' the
county. . The big pai4 hi'le' W
hW . Saturday. -. .
Prof. Jordan 'spoke on 'tie
Palmer writing method and told
of the success he is having in
teaching it at Deerhorn. He has
organized an evening class for
people of all ages,, and the In
terest among the grown folks is
as keen as among the children.
One woman received her diplo
ma just a few days before her
son did. He told the teachers
that it a wise plan to appeal to
the desire of the student to
write well, and the instructor
must use method in their in-
struction. One is not qualified
to teach the system unless he
uses the system himself. The
great object to be obtained in'
the teaching of Writing is. the
securing of legible writing,- exe
cuted rapidly and easily.
Prof. Jordan suggested that It
would be a helpful thing if the
school boards would provide
frames for all diplomas secured
by the pupils. .....
The problem of keeping chil
dren in school was the one dis
cussed by Professor Sheppard.bf.
O. A. C, especially after they
have reached the age of 14
"The boys and girls must be
given that training in the pub
lic schools that will make them
the most efficient in the envir
onment in which they are plac
ed. A boy has as much right-to
be trained for a vocation as for
a profession, and a girl has as
much right to be trained, in the
public school for a commercial
career as for a life-work at
Prof. A. B. Sweetser of the
University of Oregon, talked on
nature study, and pointed out
the unequalled opportunity that
rural teachers havo for this sort
of instruction. The study is ono
particularly suited to the train
ing of tho powers of observation.
"How does it live, and move,
and havo its being?" are ques
tions that naturally arise in the
student's mind, and give the op
portunity to glvo personal hy
giene instruction of value.
The school as a community
center was the theme of the talk
of Prof. F. L. Stetson of the. Uni
versity of Oregon,
"The public schools aro a
characteristic of Amerlcal spirit.
Come to think of it, tho.URh.4ho
public, school furnishes oiily.a
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