i Cetlnintf ThrltfiffM Miws 'Lmi tty SUr,- WWcfc Wir'i CMtlMatfl Frry If, 1914. KtitVri& rebrtiarr AIOOa. at RprlnRReld. Oroenn. m Mo'iii'd' eiMttcr imiUr nctof CoiirrtM0llrch,lB7. SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1915. VOL. XIV. NO. 27. LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL HMD 10" BE 1 CLOSE TO STANDARD IN ALL WAYS Assistant State Superintendent Points Out Lack of a Little Apparatus and a Few Library Books. jOn Mpmlqy of tills week tho local Illgh-f$cliool underwent Its first annual inspection at tho hands -of tho Stnto Department of Education. Tho Inspecting otUcer wub ABt. Stato Supt. Frank K. Welles of Salem. Mr. Welles was accompanied to Springfield by County Supt. E. J. Moore and thoy were Joined at the high school by Chairman Pollard of tho local board and Mr. Thos. Slices. Third member of tho board, Mr. Marvin Drury, waB detained by pressure of business and unable to assist in tlio Inspection. Mr. Welles spoko boforo the high school assembly In the afternoon and delighted tho fltudents with his remarks on tho status of work in the Oregon high schoolB. Tho local school . In speaking to tho school offic ials after fi(n address JMr, WclleB remarked that It was seldom that ho had such close attention given as was observcrfby the local high school students. After visiting tho class rooms and meeting tho teachers Mr. Wolles wont Into the details of Instruction and equipment and his verbal report to the Board may bo summarized as follows: (1.) Teachers: All High school teachers meet the re quirements of the State Board of Education. (2.) Course of Study: Course of Study, graduation requlro- in theso departments meet the requirements of tho Stato Board tlftj "following flunis will Have to bo spent: for Physics, $25; for Phys. Ooog., $50; for Botany, $35. With, tho expenditure of this sum sufficient apparatus will bo added to the laboratories to make them meet all require ments of the state board. (4.) Tho llbary war found to bo short some 76 volumes of J.ho state requirement. This shortage is due largely to the fact that the selections from tho stato lists have heretofore been for the use of tho Grammar school. Only within the last two years have the selections been made to build up tho High school library. Tho sum of $G0 to $75 will have to be expended In the pur chase of a new set of encyclo pedias as tho set now in use Is out of date and does not meet the state rcquidements. The shortage of 75 volumes will bo made up by devoting the entire state library apportion ment to tho High school library this year. The locul board expressed its willingness to immediately pur WOULD EXTEND NEMOSACT was complimented on its attcn- High school are Botany, Physi ments, length of clabs periods 7b v .i f . nn. 1dnse the needed equipment for meet the requirements. (3.) Apparatus: t-The sci ences at present taught in the dance, recent growth and tho strength and vigor of tho Do mestic Science, Manual Train ing and Commercial Departments. cal Geography and Physics. It seems that about two of th6se classes must be given each year to meet the demands of the stu dents. To make tho equipment all departments and it is under stood that such action will re sult in the local school being kept on the "standard four-year High school" list for next year. Mr. Welles made the state ment that very few of the small er schools were at ttils time able (Continued on Page 3) i San Francisco, May 2. 1'Jitf. -President William Sprpule of tho Southern Pacific Company last Sgturdey made public the con tghts of a letter written to Hon. Ifrank P. Walsh, Chairman of Ue U. S. Commission on Indus trial Relations, by Julius Krutt- schnltt, Chairman of the Execu tive Committee of the company, In5 which Mr. Kruttschnitt ex plains and amplifies his answer tojthe question as to what could Ik? done to settle labor disputes ami maintain industrial peace in the future, lu this letter, written under date of April 14, Mr. Kruttschnltt suggests that the usefulness of the Newlands Act, providing mediation, arbitration and con ciliation in controversies be tween certain employers and employes, could be greatly in creased if it were made to apply tqall railway employes engaged In) the interestate business of the employer, instead of em pJyes engaged in train service or. train operation only; and, furthermore, that the Board of Mediation and Conciliation should be co-ordinated with, or subordinated to the Interstate Commerce tCommiseion, so that tta same authority responsible fwc Increasing expenses of the Stanley's Quit Business Eugene's Cut-Price Department Store will soon cease to exist. The lease and fixtures of this concern have been carriers should at the same time incur a corresponding responsi bility for providing revenue to. meet the expenditures. He cites the Canadian Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, which tats worked well because it makes' atf appeal to a mediation board compulsory and enjoins strikes and walk-outs until the board can investigate the facts. Speaking ofthc Newlands Act, Mr. Kruttschnitt says: "Its use fulness would be greatly In creased if it were made to apply to all railroad employes engaged in the interstate business of the employer, including those en gaged in keeping in repair cars, locomotives, appliances, machin ery, track, roadbed and other itf strumentalUIes of interestate commerce." Referring to his suggestion that the Board of Meditation and Concilatlon be co-ordinated with, or subordin ated to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Mr. Kruttschnitt says: "The reasonableness of such a provision is apparent when. the complete control of revenues and almost equally complete control of expenditures by Government at the present time is considered." "The Newlands Act provides that when a controversey arises, either party may apply to tho Board of Meditation and Concil iation, and the Board may offer its services to the parties in the controversey where interruption to the public service is imminent. There is no obligation, however, than a sense of obligation to the public on either employer or em ployee, to submit differences to meditation." URGES FARMERS" TO TILL THE LAND MORE INTENSIVELY Don Jolley Addrd Spring field Dv(ofmrit League in the Interest of the Projected Beet Sugar Factory Irriga tion' is Advocated. sold to the Baker-Morrow Co. i.rU Great Closing Out Sale Has started and will continue until the 22nd of this (morith when Stanley s store will close forever Near Wholesale Prices and Less On Shoes, Dry Goods, Furnishings, Men's and Boys' , Clothing, Hosiery, Underwear, Drugs, Trunks, Suit Cases, Stationery, Bedding, Neckwear, Ribbons, Embroideries, &c Men's Shoes Dress Shoes, Work; Shoes, High Cut Shoes Oar en tire stock of $3.50 J fl qc orrr1i lUU now W .!-! "940-946 Willamette St. EUGENE, - - OREGON J Ladies Shoes Colonials, 3-strap Ptops, Button Shoes, Lace Shoes Our entire stock U1A QE of $3.50!to $450 VU J grades now , Body Located by Floating Dummy By constructing a dummy made of clothing and weighted to about the same weight of the lost body, Game Warden E. C. Hills, was able on Monday to locate the body of Lester Craig head who was drowned on Sun- day. Search was resumed early on Monday morning by an ex perienced searcher. At the first attempt the dummy lodged some distance below the scene of the accident, but the body was not found there. The dum my waS released and drifted in to a deep pool of still water half a mile below the fatal riffles and just opposite the Railroad cross ing. At the first cast of the line in the hands -of James" Gox, tue uoay was caught ana. in, a' few minutes the bpdy wastakoji from the- water. Funeral services were held at the Walker Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. In terment was made in the Laurel. Grove cemetery. , . IN TRAIN WRECK, BUT RECEIVES NO INJURY A Associates of H, E. Mtts .ot the Springfield Planing mill,, who left last week for South. DakotaJ to receive surgical treatment, are in receipt of advices from him, mailed at Billings, Mon tana, in which he states his train had been wrecked, but.tliat he himself was not injured. The, car he was in was not derated. TRADE DAIRY FARM FOR A CALIFORNIA RANCH Messrs. Frazier & Kirbv.. who nave a line dairy rami on (Jamp Creek, this week completed a deal whereby they trade their property. Jq , California .parties Messrs. Frazier 'and Kirby wjll. move to that place shortly, h No Quorum at Fire Meeting; " , There- was no quorum at tho ! meptmg of tlo .Springfield Fire, company Tuesday evening, so' tho electioiuof.afllcers. could not tnlco jjlncd. Adjournment was LW W'M: TUWcmy "of next A plea for more intensive cul tivation of the land of the Will amette valley was made byDon Jolley in a talk before tho mem bers of the Springfield Devetop-i ment league at their regular monthly ineetiHg -Tuesday even ing. : ;y "You have the beet land in the workl, and the most abused land," declared Mr. Jolley, who has been making a thorough in vestigation of the farm lands in the vicinity of Springfield with. a view to the construction of a $500,000 beet sugar factory if the farmers will grow the sugar beets. Mr. Jolley's observations on the value to the land of the cultivation given sugar beets so impressed his hearers that the league voted to appoint a com mittee to take up with the local grange the matter of having Mr. Jolley talk at some session of that organization. The commit tee consists of Carl Fischer, R. W. Smith and Atty. J. H. Bower. Mr. Jolley's principal thej was the benefit 'that woukl. "-ac crue to the lasd by raason of the - inteasive . gar beeti. "There are other' crop that would do' as well," he said.' The'' main thing is to get away from the process of fanning that is constantly taking from the soil, and never putting anything back. For too long the process in the Willamette valley has been to plow three or four inches deep and raise grain, probably . putting not even the straw back on the land. "To grow sugar beets, the ground has to be plowed ten and 12 inches deep and then har rowed and harrowed until it is fit for a kitchen garden. It cost's 20 cents an acre to harrow iC but the harrowing is worth" a dollar. Wheat planted on ground that has been in sugar beets for three' or .four years, yields 'tre mendously, hot because the sugarlj'eets have added anything to the 'grpiiiid, but because 'of the cultivation the land has re- ceiyied." . Just. "Rain at the Right. Time.". Mr. Joljey quoted figure?, to show .that sugar beets in the Willamette, valley are above, the average la sugar ,pontentf and are of average purity., Pe alsot quoted figures, to show the need o Irrigation . Whereas the beet region of Belgium receives two to three' inches of rainfall in each of the three growing months of July, August and Sep tember, in Oregon, there-is less than half an inch of rainfalhJn each of these months. W..L. Benham of the Bonham rrigation project, spoke briefly on the value of Irrigation to, the fanner of tho Willamette valley. ' L'Irrlgatlon Is justraln.iat tho right tim6rV ho. said.: w.'.-t Thore was a general discus sion of the question of intensive cultivation aud of the beet su gar .factory proposition partici pated In by those present, and the league, deferred' fbW&'ne week the aklngr'up'of 'business "mat- ' tors It has for 'consideration, i i&my la?