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tANE, COUNTY NEWS
Continuing tho Sprlngflold and Lnno County Star, Which Woro Consolidated Fobruary 10, 1914
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1915.
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SPRINGFIELD OPENS FREE CAMP
Plan Adopted at Mass Meeting Tues
day Evening and Immediately
Put Into Execution
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Vacant Block and Garage Building Furnished
by Courtesy of Simon Klovdahl
' . , of Eugene . ;
" Springfield has a free camping
ground for automobile tourlBts
now' In full operation.
A tilmi Hint wiih suiriruHtud less
than a week ago was discussed
In nuiHB meeting Tuesday even
ing and before noon Wednesday
one automobile party was In
camp, spending the afternoon
In cleaning up from a week oij
(he dusty roads. By night three
parties had availed themselves
of the facilities offered, and all
departed this morning promising
to spread the news of the free
camping ground In Springfield
and tho facilities that aro of
fered. Particularly were they
pleased with tho water that is
The camping grounds aro on
tho Simon Klovdahl property on
Main street Trom Mill to Second
and Include the use of the fire
proof building that was erected
for a garage. Vcl1 an(l citv wnt"
er Is supplied, and there will be
lights In the building. Two old
stoves have been set up, one In
the garage, and the other under
the big maples, huts providing
accommodations for both fair
and rainy weather. Wood has
been donated by the Springfield
Planing Mill and the Springfield
Flour Mill, recently reshlngled.
Hark that has been hauled from
the mill race because It clogs the
power canal Intake, Is also avail
able. Tho Hell theatre yester
day erected a sign Tor the camp
and offers other signs.
Eariy yesterday morning a
dozen or -more, citizens gathered
at the grounds to cut the grass
and do the other things neces
sary to nut It In shapo for camp
ing. Stones were romoved from
Mill street between tho bridge
mid the grounds, and the rubbish
was hauled away.
The first guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Forrel and children and
Miss DoHaun. They had been
traveling for a week from Walla
Walla, Washington, and wel
comed the opportunity to stop
and do somo laundry work. Mr.
forrel has just harvested a fine
wlieat crop, and Is on his way
to the fair at San Francisco.
Toward ovenlng Mr. and Mrs.
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Orogon. arrived from tho south
J. E. Stanlgor, Chin.
It. L. Kirk.
M. C. Hrosslor.
Dan Gbro, Chin,
E. A. IJean.
E. E. Brattaln.
.1. W. Ferrell, Walla Walja
Mrs. J. W. Ferrel, Walla
Two sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Graco DeDaun, Wal
W. II. MuBselman, Free
Mrs. W. II. Mussellman.
Charles F. Brown, Oak
Mrs. Charles F. Hrown.
George H. Harlan, Oak
Mrs. George H. Harlan.
and decided to stay here for tho
night. They had gone to Cali
fornia by the central Oregon
'route and are on their way back
by the Willamette valley. They
left for tho north this morning,
j The third party di not arrive
j until late in the evening, tired
lout by the long ride from Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. Charles F.
i Hrown and Mr. and Mrs. George
IB. Harlan, business people of
I Oakland, comprised the party.
While here they heard of the fa
mous McKonzie fishing, and left
this morning for Walterville.
They expect to resume their trip
to the south Saturday.
Decided at Mass Mooting
The plan to have a public free
travelers' camping ground was
determined upon at a mass
meeting Tuesday ovenlng at the
rooms of the Springfield Devel
opment lenguo. Dr. J. E. Rich
mond was elected chairman.
Discussion of the evening re
sulted In the authorization of a
commission of three to have
charge of tho grounds and their
maintenance, and a committee
of three on publicity. Chairman
Richmond named on the com-j
mission, Chief of Police J. E.'
Stanlgor, R. L. Kirk and M. C
Bressler. On the publicity com
mittee: Dan Gore, E.. A. Bean 1
and E. E. Brattaln. Those com
mittees began their work at
Mayor C. L. Scott was the
first speaker. IIo stated that ho
had not thought of this subject
particularly until his recent trip
to San Francisco. Now ho 1b
convinced that tho autoists read
tho signs, and ho declared that
signs at proper places, stating
that sultablo camping facilities
could be had at Springfield,
would undoubtedly bring a large
number of travolors horo for tho
Short Way Through Valley
R. L. Kirk stated that he had
mado Uiojtrlp,.itorJJarrJsburg by
way of Junction and return by
way of CobViVg, and had found'
the latter route decidedly tho
shorter. From tho junction of
FREE CAMP GROUND
Free Auto Storage for
In n thriving llttlo town of 2500
Inhabitants, located Jn ono ot
tho best fanning districts In
Oregon. Wo have ono of the
host sawmills In tho world. Our
location for a city Is Ideal. '
What We Have Now
Two sawmills, planing mill, flour'
Ing mill, oloctrlc plant furnish Ins
light mid power to 11 cities and
towns, street cars", creamery sec?
ond host In tho state, flno garage,
newspaper and printing plant,
Ice and cold storage plant, steam
laundry, two hanks, four chuFch
cs, flno schools, 3 miles cement
paving, 2 miles from State Uni
versity, What Sprlnafleld Will Have
The largest railroad shops on tho
Pacific coast, land is all bought
and plans drawn for samo; cad-
ncry, paper mills and factories
of various kinds. Wo Invito your
Inspection of our city. Get ad"
qualntcd with tho best country
the Pacific highway and the
Springfield road, via Junction
City to llarrlsburg Is 24.0 miles;
the distance from llarrlsburg
back to the same point, via Co"1"
burg is 19.3 miles, a saving of
5.3 miles. The shorter road will
average well with the other, said
Mr. Kirk. From Eugene to
Junction City the road is far bet
ter than the Coburg route, but
from Junction to Ilarrisburg the
road is far worse than the Co
M. C. Bressler, formerly in
business in Ashland, told of the
plans being developed there, and
stated that in a recent conver
sation with an Ashland man he
had been told that the few dol
lars spent for the municipal
camp ground would bring far
greater returns than the rest of
the $175,000 spent for bringing
the medicated waters to the city.
He suggested also that is au
toists are Induced to stop here
to camp they undoubtedly want
to make the delightful side-trips
that are possible out of Spring
field. Dan Gore mnde objection that
tho discussion had had to do
with- housing automobiles. He
wanted at least a shed for his
and Mr. Fenwick's Fords.
E. E. Kepner declared such
a camping ground should not be
temporary, but permanent. Tho
need, he said, ,would grow great
er each year, and their mainte
nance would bo a good thing for
the town. The grounds should
bo inviting at all times, he said.
Rev. J. T. Mooro declared the
FREE WOOD AND WAtER
- Travelers and Tourliti? v.'-
FACE AND BACK
OF CARD NJDW
BEING SENT OUT
T 0 ADVERTISE
SPRIN G F IELD'S
Brooks-Scanlon Company is to
Begin Construction Within
Six Weeks of Huge Plant.
Bend, Ore., Aug. IS
Brooks-Scanlon Lumber com
pany ot Minneapolis win com- greater danger of forest fires
mence construction within six !starting .observation of the sug
wceks on a sawmill to be located' gestions herein given wiU pre.
in Bend and to have an annual yent direct loss of taxable pro
sawing capacity of 50,000,000 I perty danger to other hunters,
feet. The site of the new mill pr0spectors and ranchers and in
will be opposite the new Shevlin- l(lirect loss to the community re
Hixon mill on the east side of thej guant upon driving away tour
Deschutes river. The new mill,lsts by smoUe(1 and blackened
is to employ about 500 men and inn.isides:
will draw from timber amount
ing to 32,000 acres situated
within a few miles of Bend .
move one of the finest for the
town since he had been here,
"Camping along the dusty road
Is not nleasant.' he said, "and
besides, Springfield has charms
denied to many another town."
M. Fenwick suggested the
placing of signs along the high
way, even as iar as iioseuurg,
and Chief Staniger came back
with the statement that lie knew
right where a sign could be lo
cated in Roseburg, at no cost to
Supt. Kirk declared the time
for action had arrived, and vol
unteered his time until Sunday.
Others immediately volunteered
time, and offered material that
THE PAINT THAT
WONT COME OFF
is the S. W. B. kind on sal
at Beaver-Herndon Co. A
special paint for every spec
ial purpose. Try a can;
hen compare the result
with what ORDINARY
naints you like. Also see
how much longer they lastx
In short, for appearance's
sake; lasting qualities and
last' but not least, for your
pockotbook's soke, bo sure
to ask for s. w. i
might be of use. Mr. JJrcssler
moved that It be the sense of the
mass meeting that Springfield
establish and maintain a per
manent free camping ground for
automobile tourists, and the
same was adopted with a unani
mous vote. Subsequent motions
authorized the commission of
three to have charge of the
grounds and the commitee of
three to have charge of the set
ting of such sign boards as are
desired, and the distribution of
other advertisInE matter.
MILL MAN BREAKS
Frank Chase, night clean-up
man at the Booth-Kelly mill,
suffered the fracture of a bone
in his left shoulder Tuesday eve
ning when he fell from an oiler's
deck near the steam carriage
feed in the basement of the mill.
One of the machinists who had
been making repairs, found Mr.
Chase and with the assistance of
Nightwatchinan Volstedt got the
injured man to the office and
called a doctor. .
He fell a distance of ten feet,
and suffered also a severe sprain
of the right wrist.
WILL HOLD SPECIAL 8th
Special Eighth Grade exam
inations for school children who
have moved into the district this
summer, and for those who wish
to make up deficiencies of the
May examinations, will be held
at the Lincoln school building,
Springfield, on Thursday and
Friday, September 2 and 3.
PEOPLE WARNED AGAINST
1 SETTING FIRES IN WOODS
Suggestions That Will Prevent
Loss of Taxable Property.
The opening of the hunting
season with the subsequent in-
jcrease in the number of people
:in the mountains means a much
Remember that carelessness
causes fires; precaution prevents
do not toss away miming
(matches or tobacco, cigar stubs
or cigarettes. Every laVge fire
i has a small beginning
Do not build camp fires
against trees, stumps, logs or in
any vegetable matter. Build
them on mineral soil by first
scraping away the leaves and
Do not build larger camp fires
than are necessary.
If you find a fire that you can
not put out, report it to the near
est forest officer.
Put out your camp fire com
pletely before leaving it, even for
a short time.
G STREET COMPLETED
Placing of gravel on G street,
which is just being improved,
was completed Monday after
noon, and when a little more
rolling has been done, Contract
or Bruce Lansbury will be ready
to turn the street over to the
Pacific highway ii to bo paved
from Central Point to Tolo.
Last legislature enacted 53
gamo la'sys-great industry this
Holland. contracts for 100,000
es'UlootT RTvQrS.pples, 19jp
boxes' TIGOU1 River apples 1MB
San Francisco, Aug. 17.
Lumber men of the state were
given an opportunity today to
present their problems to the
federal trade commission, which
began a three-day .sitting to, in
vesti'gate and 'leant of conditions
in the various lines of trade. The
five" members of the commission
were also tendered a complimen
tary luncheon by the Chamber
of Commerce and the Commer
cial club, at which more than
500 representative business men
of the city were present.
Complete demoralization of
the redwood industry of Califor
nia, due to wasteful, disorgan
ized competition, an -excess of
speculative middlemen who
take advantage of the embarass
ments of the millmen, and
threatened loss of employment
for 700,000 persons in California
dependent upon the lumber in
dustry, were among the things
discussed before the comission.
More than one-half the capital
invested in the state in the lum
ber business was represented.
Among the plans suggested
ior relieving tne situation was
jone by Geo. X. Wendling, of San
; ivranclsco, who advocated gov-
eminent regulation of the prices
of lumber by the trade commis
sion, from the mill to the con
sumer, allowing profit to the
retailer, but eliminating the
wholesaler and the broker.
C. R. Johnson, of San Fran
cisco, set forward the advant
ages of co-operation among the
redwood dealers, a lack of which
jwas, in a large measure, respon-
sible for the unsatisfactory con
ditions existing. Johnson repre
sented a combination of four
companies operating five mills.
The advantage of the co-operative
plan, he said, lay in the abil
ity to fill large orders by joint
action which it would be dan
gerous for the small unit to un
dertake, owing to the heavy pen
alties which attach to delays for
The inquiry into the condition
of lumber enterprises here is a
continuation of the nation-wide
inquiry being made by the com
mission, who held similar ses
sions in Chicago and in Tacoma.
Tomorrow the commission will
itake up the foreign trade rela-
tions of this coast.
WILL EXHIBIT BIBLE
PICTURES IN EUGENE
The story of the Bible from
the creation to the present time,
and into the future will be shown
in motion pictures and steropti
con views, at the Eugene thea
tre, beginning next Monday.
Four days will be necessary to
show the set of pictures which
are being exhibited free, under
the auspices of the International
Bible Students' association, of
H. J. Brown, who is in charge
of the exhibition, arrived in Eu
gene today. He said the pictures
aro non-sectarian and that they
are being shown to induce Bible
Millersburg will vote one'rect
Ing $2,000 school house Atig. ,16,
Albany Sito selected for $1,
500,000 paper mill plant. t
Yamhill has oiled fifty mllesof
main highway for $1,500. j
Ashland in vote on boutlsjto
rrmreliaso'bfC. O. PoweriCom-
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