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About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1915)
Continuing 8prJntfkld and Lane County Mr, Which War Coniolldated February 10, 1914
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, MAY 17, 1915.
'VOL. XIV. NO. 30...
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SPRINGFIELD WINS PRIZES AT SCHOOL FAIR
Has Best General Exhibit of Work !of
Pupils in Vocational Courses
: Best "Stunt" in County.
PRIZE-WINNING EXHIBIT 01 DISPLAY HERE
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Attract Much Attention Bocauoe of Their Valuo as prnctlcal
School Problems All Grados from First to Eighth and Eyon
High School Ropreoontod.
ing Wednesday Aftarnoon
Springfield schools took a
prominent part In tho school
fair held In Eugcno last Satur
day. First prlzo for collcctlvo
pxhlblt from districts of tho
second claBs was taken by tho
local- schools, and tho "stunt"
iWizo in tho parlc was captured
from all tho schools of tho coun
ty. Tho Springfield exhibit was
made up of a lino of Industrial
work from each grade from the
llrst to tho eighth. Tho High
school commercial and Indus-,
trial classes also exhibited tholr
Many of tho exhibits from
Springfield were not on the prize
Jlsts but attracted wide-spread
Attention for their valuo as prac-
tlcal school probloms. Tho mo-, prlzo, pair cuff buttons, Gone
del city 'chicken'-plant, tho seed vlevo Copenhaver. "
gorminator, collection of wild Threo pieces- furniture, class
flowers and weed seeds, Indus- A First prize, $10 vjolln, Glenn
trial matoryjconecuoN.Jiuq maiiy i
others attracted a great dcaof
attention and many compli
ments wcro received by those In
charge for the originality of the
It is the intention of tho school
to exhibit this work In Spring-
STUDENTS AT HI
.- Officers of tho Springfield
inch school student body for
the year 1915-1(5 were chosen
at an election liold last Thurs
day. The following wero picked
VibeKrSshtent . . .'Winifred' -May
Secretary Franco Travis
Treasurer:. . . Norton Pengra
Editor in Qhlef of Annual .
... .S..' .... Orson Vaughn
Business manager-Of Annual . .
, " Willie Hill
Basket Ball, manager
, Creed Brattain
Debate manager. Orson Vaughn
Executive boardRobert Van
Vnlzah, Dr. Pollard, , Prof, P.
M. Styoud and student body
Minor High School Notes.
Creetl Brattain, Mab'McPher
son and Vbnla Allen won "Or-
dor of Greog Artists" certificates'
last week. These certificates
can bo secured only by those
students whoso shorthand notes
show artistic merit,
Walter Bailey took chargo of
tho Commercial Jaw class Fri
day In tho absonco of Mr. Kirk.
1 Tho students In tho Comraor
clati'dopartmont word vory mucb
please, wlh iov work wblcH
AtasrsQntitO1 TSug'qnO' Frjdayfdr
exhibition. It measured up on
all-points with -that of other
Bcho'ols having tho samo depart
ment. ' .'..
May Bo Soon at Library Build
field so that all thecltizons of
tho community may have an
opportunity to see it. To this
end -tho exhibit will bo placed
In tho library rooms on Wednes
day afternoon and ovenlng and
tho public Is Invited to attond
and see the ontlre exhibit.
The list of prizes and prize-
winners from Springfield is as
Best collective exhibit of in
du3trlal work, second class dis
tricts, FIRST PRIZE Statuary,
"Faust and Marguerite."
Best "stunt" Jn park, Winding
May-Polo, first prize, Three gal
lons of Ice cream and a big cake.
Mounted wild flowers, class B
First prize, Colgato perfume
toilet set, Edna Moe; second
Bcs't loaf of bread, class B
second prize, can Hershov's co
coa, Doris Smith.
Bcst loaf of bread, class C
Thlrd prize, can Whlto House
Coffee, Vera Bosserman.
Best layer cake, class B
third prize, Rexall toilet set, Ma-
Best layer calec, class C first
prize, sack Blue Ribbon flour
and ono dozen cans tomatoes,
Vera Bosserman; second prize,
china sugar and creamer, Jean
Fischer'; third prize, Vina Mead.
Fourth grade spelling contest
Fourth prize, Ellen Tomsotli
Eighth grade spelling contest
third prize, Carmen Hanvood.
WEST SPRINGFIELD ALSO
Tho West Springfield schools.
also received a largo numbor of
prizes for exhibits and work.
Tholr parde feature, a replica of
tho battleship Oregon, attracted
a great deal of attention. This
school won tho following prizes: J
Best plans for a two-room
school house, Class A socond
prize, Price Nixon; third prize,
Best plans for stock and dairy
barns, class A first prize, Ken-
neth Gossler; socond prlzo, Har
Best loaf .bread, class A
Farem Oliver. '
USE OF LUMBER IS URGED
Manufacturers to Spond $50,-
000 Year in Campaign.
San Francisco, May 13. A
flvo-year publicity campaign
with a minimum tixpondituro of
$50,000 a year wa,s assured' to
day, it was announced, by sub
scriptions at the 13th annual
convention Of tho National Lum
ber Manufacturers' association,
It was said that B0 firms would
subscrlbq $1-,O0O a year for five
years before tho close of tho,
convontlon. Tho plan is to be- J
como opcratlvo when such pled
ges aro secured.
The suggestion was made by
It. II. Downman, of Now Or
leans, president, and was cham
pioned by Edward nines, of
Chicago, member of the board
The publicity campaign Is to
bo directed toward tho explojta
jtton of lumber as a building ma
terial and to the elimination of
jtho idea that substitutes must
jbo UBcd because of tho scarcity
'of lumber, which delegates said
had been spread by tho advertis
ing of substitutes.
, A campaign for funds will be
carried on to secure the co-operation
of as many as possible of
the 350 members of the associa
tion. Officers elected were: Presi
dent, It. IT. Downman, Now Or
leans; first vice-president, Wm.
13. Do Lancy, Cincinnati; second
vice-president, John Kirby,
'Houston, Texas; third vlce-pres-
ident, J. II. Blocdell, Seattle;
treasurer, J. A. Freeman, Pasa
denn, Cal.; secretary, R. S. Kel
Springfield's Invitation for Dis
trict Convention Accepted
Randall Scott Elected Treas
nrr fnr Comlns' Var.
T,m twciftn annual conven-
!tl" of tho Eugene District Ep-
night at Cottage Groye, being
tho largest and most successful
Elected Treasurer of Eugene
pistrict Epworth League at
Meeting at Cottage Grove.
conference in the history of the
district. There were nearly ono
nmdred delegates in attendance.
Tho convention began Friday
night with a cantata by tho girls
of the local chapter and a recep
tion to tho visitors. Saturday
was filled with the reports of the
officers and tho chapters of the
district, laying tho plans for tho
future, business session and an
Inspiring address followed by an
automobllo ride about the town,
Tho. day ended with an illus
trated lecture on "See America
First" by Dr. Rollins of Corval
lfs. Tho ejection of district officers
for the coming year resulted as
President, C, E. WlHamson,
Albany; first vice-president,
Lewis M. Klotzlng, Eugene; sec
ond vice-president, S D, Johns
on, Drain ; . th'lrd, , vice-president,
Caroline Edwards, Corvallls;
fourth vipo-preBldent, Lok WJ1-
son, Cottage Grove; secretary,
Edna Cowles, Albany; treasurer,
GIB HERE NEXT
RAISES TWO CROPS
OF HAY IN A YEAR
P. A. Woolcy, who lives
Just cast of town, last
week brought to Tho
News office a sheaf of rye
that was six feet tall.
This rye was sown In Oc
tober, 1914, and was cut
and hauled off the field
May 10 this year. It ran
four tons to the acre.
The ground was at onco
replowcd and sowed to
beardless barley. "In
this way" says Mr.
Wooley, "one can secure
ja lot of early hay and
. ' then raise two crops In
"i one year." '
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Randall Scott, Springfield; Jun
ior League superintendent, Nelta
Hazelton, Cotage Grove.
The Sunday morning sermon
was preached by the local pas
tor, Rev. IT. N. Aldrlch, and the
convention closed in the even
ing with an unsurpassed address
by Dr. W. P. White of Albany,
arid a consecration service,
Other speakers contributing to
the success of the sessions -were
Rev. J. C. Spencer of Salem, on
"Why I Have the Epworth
League Institute on My Heart;
Prof. C. A. Lyons, conductor of
the Big Brother farm in Linn
county on 'Boys of the Slums;"
Miss Hefti of Cottage Grove,
who gave personal missionary
experiences from China; Rev,
Bishop of Creswell and Rev. C
O! Heath of Junction City.
The success of the convention
iwaa due to the active work of the
chapters and cabinets through
out, the district during the past
ijj(iijr,..and, .to .thcellenjb serv
ices and entertainment of tue
people of Cottage Grove, who
opened their hearts and homes
to the visiting delegates and did
everything possible to add to
their comfort and enjoyment.
The invitation of the Spring-
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VETERAN DIES AT
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AGE OF OVER 90
Joseph C. Praslow, a veteran
of the Civil war, died Saturday,
May 15, 1915i at the homo of his
daughter, Mrs. Persls Sylvester,
between Springfield and Jasper,
aged .90 years, 4 months and
21 days. fThe funeral services
were held this morning at the
home and Interment was made
In the Mt. Vernon cemetery. Rev,
J T. Mooro of Springfield con
ducted .the services.
Mr, Parslow was born at Syra
cuse, New York, December. 25,
1824. He married Martha Anna
Bell at Conquest, Cayuga coun
ty, New York, March 11, 1849,
and they subsequently moved, to
Wisconsin. Five children wero
born to them, of whom the fol
lowing are living: Lemon Pars
low, -Star Prairie, Wisconsin;
John Parslow, Emery, Wiscon
sin; and Mrs. Persls Sylvester.
He has made his home with this
daughter since the death of his
wife. Ho came to Oregon in
Mr. Parslow was a veteran of
tho , Civil war, having enlisted
from Wisconsin. Ho was a mem
ber of tho G, A. R,
GRU DISLOCATES KNEECAP
Bertha Ltndloy, aged 14, of
Natron, suffered tho dislocation"
of oho' of her 'kneecaps Friday
morninc.-' In some Avay slib hit
a Bt6vo,,dodr and tho bonova
displaced . V wi
WILL HAUL MUCH
ON TO BALLAST W.-P. LINE
FROM MAPLETON TO GARDINER
Hauling of gravel from the
Natron pita for the ballasting of
the Willamette-Pacific railroad
will begin in a month or six
weeks, according to the South
ern Pacific engineers' office In
Eugene. W. R. Fountalne, as
sistant engineer, announced
Saturday that tracklaylhg be
tween the railroad west of Map
leton, and the bridge at Acute
will begin very, soon, and when
the track is down, gravel will be
needed from Natron. The work
of grading through the John
son & Anderson rock quarry has
been completed, and laying -of
the rails will be started at once.
Probably 200 carloads of gravel
will bd needed, on th)s eight
miles, but this will not take long
Then follows the erection of
the bridge across the Siuslaw.
This will require two months
or thereabouts, and after that
gravel will be needed for the line
along the coast. Natron gravel
is to be used for all ballasting
between the Siuslaw at Acme,
and Gardiner on the Umpqua
Track construction on the
Willamette Pacific railway will
begin at the Cooe Bay end of the
line as soon as the rails can 'be
shipped from Eugene, according
to announcement of Mr..Fon-.
taine; assistant to H. P. Hoey,
engineer in charge of the work."
Enough rails to lay between
20 and 30 miles of track will be
shipped from the material yards
west of Eugene to Portland and
thence by water to Coos Bay
and as soon as they begin to ar
rive, tracklaying will begin out
northward to meet the crew
that will soon be working from
the northern end of the line.
A few weeks ago a quantity
of steel from the Eugene yards
was sent to Coos. Bay, enough
to lay across the steel bridge
and a mile or so further but
G. A. R. TO MEET FRIDAY "
PLAN FOR: MEMORIAL DAY
Plans for the proper observ
ance of Memorial day, which
comes May 30, Sunday, will be
discussed at the meeting of the
local post G. A. R., at its meet
ing Friday afternoon. Com
mander Dorrity wishes all the
old soldiers to be present, and he
wishes also to meet the sons of.
Civil war veterans..
BUYS HOUSE AND LOT
A deal was completed this
morning whereby E. M, Duryee
purchases from L. F. McDanlel
a house ind lot on D street be
tween Fifth and Sixth. The con
sideration is not given out. The
deal was made through Bean &
Open New Market Tomorrow.
Swarts & Washburne expect
to open their now meat market
tomorrow. Tho ice machine
that was coming from tho east
was destroyed in a train wreck,
and substitute equipment . has
been received from Portland.
Demand for Houses to Rent.
Bean &. Allen report an unus
ually heavy demand for houses
to rent, for they have be'oh' "h'av-
ng calls of oho and two a day
for tho past two weeks; There
aro now few modern hdhsos-for'
rnnt. In town. -
'not tintll the .past week were
orders received to make this' big
shipment for active track work ,.
at that end of the line.
The company is now negotH
atipgfor a small steamer'tor two
to convey the rails from Port
land to Marshfield, and it is pos
sible that more than one may b
used. Shipments may also' be
made on the Breakwater, the
regular liner between' the two
ports. ' ' :,t
The company is' assembling . '
materials at the Coos Bay end
of the line for the early begin
ning of this work. A-cohstruc-
tlon train will" be made "up 'of
rolling stock already in that por
tion of the state, where it is in.
use by the S. P. company on the
Rosehurg-Coos Bay-arid Eastern
a Short line- extending between
Marshfield and Myrtle Point. "
"The entire grade on- the line
is practically completed" said
the engineer, "but there is - a
great deal of trestling to do in
the lake Tegions between" the
Siuslaw and Cobs Bay. This, m
well as other work, is being
rushed as fast as possible, " We
good weather that has prevailed
nearly allr spring."
Erection of the big bridge at
Acme will stirt just as soon as
the rails are laid that far.
T. 0. RuMell"S: P. engineer
in charge of thq rabuiMiii ot.
the walgoih fpad xtpcwTHanl?1
ette, paralleling the Oakfidge
branch of the S. P., announces
that work on this piece of con
struction will be resumed with
in a week between 35 and 40
men and about 30 teams. The
work will be prosecuted with
vigor all summer long or until
the job is completed. This road
is being" built by the company
at different places along.tho
upper wmameiie 10 repiaco
those portions of the old .road
destroyed in building the rail
roadj EXTRA GAR IF4QGQ
At the request of Southern
Pacific officials, J. W. Machen Is
maldng up a list of Springfield
people who expect to go to the
Rhododendron festival at Flor
ence next week, A fare of $3
for the round trip to Florence
has been secured, for special
trains leaving both Saturday
and Sunday morning. These
special trains return late in the
evening of the samo day, but ex
cursionists aro privileged to re
main over until the regular train
Monday afternoon. i
If forty persons will go from
Springfield on one or the other
of the days the company will
attach .a special Springfield car
to the train, taking tho car from
Springfield in time to attach it
to the train at Eugene. Miv Ma-r"
chen believes that more can go
Sunday than Saturdays so Is
signing up for the special car
frdm Springfield for-! that- day.
Mr. Machen must know by
Tuesday night how " many are
golhg'in order to get the special
car reserved: Names may be
left with Mr; Machen, with Mr.
France' the local S. P. agent, or
at thorNews' office.