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About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1915)
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THE LAjSTE COUNTY NEWS
W. A. DILL
Editor and Manager
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SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1915.
THE CAMPING GROUND AS AN ASSET
Col. E. Hofer of the Oregon Manufacturer is the original
guardian of established business. Interspersed through a con
cise summary of development news of Oregon, which he
sends out every week to the newspapers, he puts little com
ments on the public attitude toward business and business
enterprises. In a recent letter he says: "A public market to
compete with the merchant a public camping place to com
pete with the hotels, does not help business."
Apparently Col. Hofer has jumped at a conclusion. The
. public market undoubtedly does compete in a measure with
the established merchant. Whether or not the camping
ground does is an open question. This year, as never before,
automobile tourists have been carrying their camp equip
ment, and have been spending the nights in the open, going
to the hotels only when the weather has been too inclement
to camp out.
They have found, however, that all too often the only
available camping ground has been at one side of the dusty
road, with the water supply an open stream of doubtful purity.
As a convenience to these people, Springfield has provided
a block of ground, where pure water may be had, and where
stoves make cooking easy. Every night since the ground was
opened there has been one, or two, and more parties camped.
And their presence there has not meant the loss of a
single cent to any hotel keeper, for these campers were all
prepared to camp out and had no intention of going to a hotel.
On the contrary, their presence here has meant the purchase
of food supplies and of confections.
The World's Greatest Exposition
Is now at Its Height In
Never before In the history of the "vorld has there
been conducted-such a magnificent and wonderful
Exposition. Hrere Is artistically presented the pro
ductions of the mind and labors of mankind through
out the ages.
Low Round Trip Tickets are on sale dally to San
Four commodious trains leave every day for S,an
Sconory enroute is fascinating, varied and unaur- '
Ulectrlc automatic Wock Signals guard the Way.
Our folders "Wayside Notes Shasta Route." and
"California and Its Two Expositions" will interest
Our nearest agent will give your Inquires courteous
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
The big thing, however, has been the hearty response
of the visitors to the hospitality extended. Party after party
has spoken in appreciation of the facilities furnished, .and
tlley have complained only that nows of the camp ground
here has not been spread farther over the state.
Ever since the grounds were opened there has been a
spirit of hospitality offered. There has been no congregating
of idle curiosity-seekers, but a few of the business men have
dropped in at times and talked with the visitors. Prom what
we have heard from those already here, they would appreciate
It if more of the business men called. The travelers want to
know about the country, and while they' are resting they uro
glad to ask questions and get the information and the view
points of people of this section. Some who have stopped have
been looking for locations; the proper spirit of cordiality
the friendly answering of questions may be the deciding
Recently as was the Springfield ground established, It
has demonstrated its value as a means of community adver
tising, and before the travel season of the year Is over, will
have amply repaid all of the cost and effort required to es
RELIEF FOR LUMBER SHOULD COME NOW.
Whether or not It Is possible for the lumbermen of the Pa
cific Northwest so to present their case to the government
that relief will follow we do not undertake to say. But that
the case of the lumbermen Is one that requires relief, and that
there is at least a hope of.it through an understanding with
the government by the way of the trade commission, Is be
coming a belief more or less general. With regard to such re
lief as may be had, it is recognized that it must be Immediate
to be of any value.
In the local presentation of the lumbermen's case before
the trade commission, made by bankers and others, there was
a great deal said about speculation and over-production as
causes of the present plight; and if all that was said in that
regard were true, and the presentation of the matter were per
mitted to rest there, there could be no prospect of immediate
relief. Even if it were possible to proceed to the confiscation
of land and the dismantling of mills, the condition of the lum
ber trade of this section would not be materially Improved.
The only course that can save the day for the lumber trade
of this section is that which will permit the industry to organ
ize, so that present demoralization may be cured by efficient
and unified methods of marketing, like those employed in the
marketing of fruits and other agricultural products. That
lumbermen are wltheld from such organization by fear of the
law, which apparently has different application in their case
than it does in some other industries, is the indisputable fact.
Is it possible for lumbermen to combine under safeguards
that will prevent hurtful monopoly? Clearly, that is the ques
tion which the lumber Interests must first study and answer
for themselves. It is for the lumbermen to present the crying
necessity and suggest the method by which immediate relief
may come. Manifestly the Industry is in distress, and the re
sult is damage to the general industrial welfare of this section.
This distress is not to be relieved by quarreling with condi
tions that cannot be changed. It might be relieved by Intelli
gent combination, If such may be effected within the law, in
which there shall be carpful prevention of monopoly and ex
A NEW COMMISSION
Everybody will watch with interest the result of the hear
ings before the Trade Commission. It Is announced that the
commission will try and ascertain "what Is the matter of com
merce" in the United States and between trade centers of our
country. It is really laughable to watch ono of those high
nrow commissions sit in solemn conclave to discuss "What Is
Hie matter of commerce" when any smart school boy who has
t i cad the daily papers could show them In ten minutes how the
' same politicians who created this latest commission have
created dozeiiB of others like It which have so burdened In
dustry with useless regulations that there is practically no
commerce left to regulate. So far all the commission has
done has been to tell the manufacturers, lumbermen "and fruit
growers what they "could not do" and they held up the devel
opment of foreign business at every turn. They have not ad
vanced a single idea that would get a dollar's worth of busi
ness at every turn. They have not advanced a single idea that
would get a dollar's worth of business or maintain a single
payroll. They are supposed to "aid the manufacturer and
producer In securing markqts. "Watch them and see If they
add enough business to the Northwest to pay the taxpayers for
the expenses of their trip out here Albany Democrat.
If Springfield could only persuade that man Blngen
helmer, who seems to be furnishing the only real new Ideas In
Eugene these days, to come to Springfield, and add his skill
to the ability of the Springfield people to get out and DO, my,
what a town we would have.
Five children, locked in the house while the parents went
to a party, were burned to death in Idaho the other night,
Why will parents persist in taking such awful chances?
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First National Bank
Will furnish to overyonc who will become a depositor to
the amount of one dollar or more, a handsome
Home Savings Bank
to use. Vou are Invited to call and ask for one' of these
safes. If you are already a depositor you are entitled to
one to use.
Very fow people can save In large amounts. If you wait
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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
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Ono dollar of your uccouut Is to bo hold to insure Its rotum;
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The Best Groceries
For Less Money
The Fifth Street Grocery
Thos. Sikes, Prop. Phone 22
are famous for quality and
wo save you money on
what you buy here. We
Hell Doponduble Coffees and
Teas nml everything else is
dependable- which wo sell.
Nice & Miller
Op Commercial State Bank
IF YOU HAVE NEVER TRIED
THE' SPRINGFIELD CREAMERY
Chas. Uarkman, Manager.
Try us and bo convinced that it pays tp patronize homo
W. F. WALKER
Office Phone 62; Ketldence 67-J
West Main 8t.
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