The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916, March 06, 1916, Image 1

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Continuing tho Springfield Nowo nntj Lano County Star, Which Woro Consolidated Fobruary 10, 1914.
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Biorm tnai Biarieu .
Thursday night, did conBldor-Y,
able damage to telephone and " J1 C,"J? . J "J ViXr tX
HghtB wires, demolished tho olcl'lV"1""
Bkatlng rink and other smaller lino NoWB omco unlu artLr noon
buildings, caused the mill to shut
down and lncouvenionceu pe
destrians uenerally for two or
three days. winmu cohuuiohm terday that tho snow had made luwiuuur iur ,mu uiu jub win m mmuy uuwuuu
woro restored by this evening. : tlio big Bhcd between the dry KadlBton Steel Car company, some Uinc next week, he an
Tho snow reached a depth of jn ury Bj,c,is ftnU planers, fall. s,lVH t,,(J Sunday Register, nounced.
in IneheB. JtIio shed Is 125 bv 300 fret In t1"b order is the second of Judge Sklpworth explained
Although the snow fell all
day Friday, It did not attain any
great depth until Saturday
morning, nut uy thai umo mo
wires were coming down, and
tho mill docks were bo covered
it wub not poBBlhlo to work. ,
Tho Oregon Power company
had as many as 20 wires down,
but all tho primary circuits woro
restored by noon that day
and tho three or four customers
who had boon without lights on
Saturday were served Sunday.
Tho company'B wires in Hnr
rlBburg, Junction City and Co
burg were down to such an ex
tent that all Bervlco was abut off
from these towns Saturday
night but was restored In Co
burg Sunday. Three 11,000
volt transformers at IlarrlBburg
were burned out, and Mark
Young went down to Install two
sent by expess from Independ
ence yesterday.
Tho Oregon Power company
carried tho Eugene municipal
plant's load from Saturday fore
noon until tonight.
Tho Pacific Telcphono com
pany had 70 phones ouo of com
mission from tho Springfield of
fice, hut most of thCBo In town
were In order today. Seven of
tho eight trunk lines to Eugene
wero out of commission all day
Saturday, and for a time the
one was out.
Tho skating rinb, owned by
. N. OlnesB, collapsed under
tho weight of snow Saturday nf-1
ternoon. Tho roof remains only ;
at tho northern end, where the
partitions gave strength.
Tho roof of Mrs. Billings bam
a shed back of th city hall, a
barn on tho old Walker property
and a number of smaller build
ings collapsed. An awning was
torn from the front of the J. C.
Uolbrook store.
Under tho direction of Mnr
shal J. E. Edwards, tho streets
wero put in excellent condition,
tho situation being handled in
fine shape. Geo. Valllor and J.
Mill Soon Starts
Tho bad weather was all that
prevented the Fischer-Boutin
mill hero from starting opera
tions this morning, and a half
crew will bo put on just as Boon
as the weather permits. Tho
mill proper and the planer will
bo operated alternately for a
time, and later full crows will
bo put on.
Tho company's logging camp
at Marcola was compelled to
close because of tho snow.
Springfield, Ore 191G
I hereby nominate or suggest tho name of
a lady worthy to become a candidate In your "Popular Vot
ing Contest.' I present this namo with tho distinct agree
ment that tho management Bhall not divulge my namo. This
does not obligate mo In anyway whatovor.
' Signed
Send this vote to tho LANE COUNTY NEWS Office with
in Fifteen Days from dato and it will count for 25 votes
No monoy Is required with this Coupon.
iT, Donaldson, with heavy tcaniB
jdrow u biiow plow up and down
!th paved BtroetB, opening drive
,'wuyH, and Cal Burns and ICarl
Moore, with a Bniallor plow, op-1
onod IrallB on sidewalks to all
partH of town. Other men kept
the gultora open for tho How of
diBBolvIng biiow, bo that In nil
It wan poBBlhlo to get about tho
city In good Bhape. Owners of I
business Iioiihoh were kept busy
H,lovcl,nB off thoIp roof'
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Big Shod Down at Mabol announce" tnat tho Booth-Kelly against property In Eugene and
II. II. Hitter omplowed at company of this city has been Springfield, was Saturday aftcr
Mniini wmin liiu nnn ii,rA vnn. granted a contract to supply 9,- noon dissolved by the judge and
; Booth-Kelly tympany, accord- clslon to dissolve the prellmary
Barn Fallo About Ears. Jng to A. C. Dixon, local man- injunction that he was not pass
W. T. Patton. who lives next airer, within the past few weeks, lug upon the merits of the case
to Henry Matthews, near Go-
shon, had a narrow escape on
Saturday when his two-Btory
barn, -10 by CO feet In Blze, fell
through to tho lower floor. Mr. ciflc company. The first order on Its merits, being merely upon
Pntlon took refuge near a post, was for 1,000 cars for another application for a restraining or
whlch stood firm, and he was car company, of which the der, and this application is do
unhurt. 13ooth-eKlly 'company got one-jnlcd."
Cll , . third, making a total of "2,333 Judge Sklpworth announced
blidps Noar Jaspor. cars out of the 3 000 The rest that wj,erever a taxpayer claims
Three small slides near Jasper 0f the order went to Portland that the road tax of 2.79 mills
on tho OaKrldgo lino delayed firm8. ,js he may tender to the
train No. 98 for four or five Mr. Dixon was notified last sheriff his taxes, less the 2.79
hours this morning. Thcro was Wednesday that tho Booth-Kelly j mills and in case the suit is de
an extra work crow in tho vi- company hai been awarded the ;cided in favor of the county and
cinlty, and tho work of romov- contract from Cincinnati. Ohio, sheriff he shall nav the remain
ing the earth was soon done.
Tho crew took dinner here.
Lathrop Brothrs of Camp all summer to fill the order, ac
Creek laBt week traded their cording to Mh Dixon, as the
flno 370-acro ranch to A. II. and steel parts of the cars cannot be
P. G. JolniBon of Blodgett, Ore- secured until later, owing to the
gon, for Portland business prop- great demand for steel in the
erty. Tho properties were list- east.
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made through tho firm or Ed- uu icei win ue uiviueu up among
wards and Brattaln. the Willamette valley mills,"
, sal'i Mr. Dixon at his home last
Monroe wants an electric "tent: "Tho Booth-Kelly corn
light and power plant. VanV , will not furnish, it all,
Prairie City Power Company
.building pqwer line to John Day
mml Canyon City. I
iiuauuiaciunug companies are
beginning to recognize that the
The first stage of the voting f1nnd gooVSty
tho Lano County News and a d I)artlculariy weU adapted
number of Springfield mom- for caVa used Incavy tnc.
SSSASSSIf 2,nSwm "R 18 alao a recognition of the
end, for the first count will be lunlbering indUstiy of tho Wll
niado March 15th. At that time lametto all a8 'a , t other
tho judges who are to bo an-8CCtlons wh m , b
nounced Thursday, will count broker gatllcred together, all
tluo votes and declare the race on wantIng fho contract, I be love
ill vut uuati jl u iiiuau i,iu w jl
test interesting from tho very
first a special prize of $10 a
gold will bo given the contestant
having the largest number of
votes on tho first count. Now
get busy. Tho tlmo Is short.
ml it
inoro aro inreo ways io getj
ihu vuiub;
ballots from tho
Clip the free
Get now
subscribers to tho
Third. Ask for votes from tho
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largest single contract to a Wll-
hunetto valley lumber company
for several years was made pub-
lie Saturday night when It was
nin nnn .. ! i n.
this nature received by tho
The lumber In the last contract
is for the manufacture of 2,000
freight, flat, automobile and
other cars for the Southern Pa-,is
whero many lumbermen had
Ipnthercd to secure the order,
The formal order has not yet j
been received but Is expected to
arrive in Eugene Monday.
The Booth-Kelly company has
luy."ty wu "'-
io amount of this lumber
order in itself 1b not so imnort-
'ant," said Mr. Dixon, "for we
handle as much lumber as this
frequently during a month. The
securing "of the order, however,
is a high tribute to Willamette
valley timber.
, "It shows that the railroad car
the fact that this order was
Iven t0 a local conipany meanB
fnuch for the lumber 01XCQrm
, the Willamette valley."
Tho nmrket rf , t bo ,d
for the lumber, accbrdlng to Mr.
tho Springfield and
iWendllng mills of tho company
nrn nnorntin otonrnw nnnf
Kultnn rlnlnvnrl liv curwiof r-ic! n o
nf ,,,.Cm,f m, o,i
aro far behind In their orders for
tho reason that they aro unable
to obtain a sufficient number of
cars. A good price Is being ob
tained for tho product of tho
mills, most of which is shipped
to the middle west.
mv i, tiliiu uuu uuui
Leona Mill Company onlarg
lng sawmill and logging plant.
1 .Rpavfr-H rnrlnnHardwarfirmntiTiv
! 'Pll,. nmllmlnnm! I It n In.. In
sued a few days ago by Judge
Sklpwohh, of the circuit court,
rcBtraliilng the sheriff from col-
'lcctlng. the 2.79-mill road tax
n. ...111 t. n n .i..t.i.i
In court at the time or his de-
at thlB time,
"In tje first place," said the
Judge, ' i want to Bay that this
not a hearing of the case up-
der. but in case it is decided in
favor of the plaintiff, Roney, he
will no have to pay the sum.
He takes his own chances on
being compelled to pay penalty
and interest in case it is decide11
that the tax Is legal.
Judge Sklpworth said he
would give this case right-of-way
over others and hand down
a decision within a few days.
Tho attorneys for the county
an thoclty submijtheir,
pleadings tomorrow; " ' -
Council to Renew
Lighting Contract
An ordinance has been drawn
by City Attorney Bower cover
ing a new street lighting con
tract with the Oregon Power
company, to take the place of
the one which expires in May.
The contract provides for the
continuing of the lights as they
now are, but nt a price $588 a
year less1 than at present. The
company is willing that the new
contract go into effect at once,
so it is quite likely a special
meeting of the council will be
called when Mayor Morrison re
turns, and the ordinance passed
with an emergency clause. By
doing this the city will be saving
nearly $50 a month on its street
Would Usq Structure as Hotel,
Office Building and Ter
minal Station.
Persistent rumors are in cir
culation that soon after the fore
closure sale of the furnishings
of the Hotel Multnomah, March
8, upon which the R. R. Thomp
son estate holds a mortgage for
$75,000 in lieu of unpaid rental,
an announcement will be made
which will ultimately result in
the building being used by the
Southern Pacific railway.
In view of what it is definitely
known the railway sought in the
past It seems probable that pres-
In displaying our elaborate
lines of wall papers to any
and all who express a mere
desire to look them over.
It's an artistic pleasure to
view our samples, oven for
us,-who seo them so often.
Ohoso your paper for each
room according to tho pic
ture in .your mind's oyo.
We'll gratify your expecta
tions in the actual Job.
cnt plans include the operation
of flvo or bIx floors as a hotel,
the Inclusion of some of the
company's offices In the build
ing and also the uso of the
Fourth-street side , and part of
the second floor as a downtown
terminal for the Southern Pa
cific electric system, whose
tracks pass the structure.
It is believed the company
wishes to copy in Portland the
general idea of the Pacific Elec
tric terminal in Los Angeles, at
least to Incorporate some of the
features of that terminal which
have found favor with travelers. ru u"u pronounced a suc
Thls would mean a partial re-1 fe8S by aU present. One hundred
modeling of the Fourth street ! res",aI teachers were en-
side of the building.
Rov O. Yates a member of
the Multnomah Hotel company
and a representative of the R. It.
Thompson estate, owners of the
building, said today that he
knew nothing of the nrolect but
that he hoped it might prove
true. C. H. Winn, manager of
the Thompson estate, who has
been in Portland for some time,
is now in San Francisco.
Business Men's
Club Elects
The annual meeting of the
Springfield Business Men's club
was held Thursday evening, at
which time the following offic
ers were elected: President, C.
E. Swarts; vice-president, W. L.
McCulloch; secretary and treas-1
lirpr. R T. Kpimnpr Trfcirfnr i
Swnrts Rfntpa lin -will nnnnnnm
his committees at the next l?lnco, school, following which
meeting. Mre- Gladys Smith delivered a
There were over 55 members most excellent talk on the "Dif
present, and a most enthusiastic Acuities of Teaching Technical
meeting was held. The club Grammar in the Upper Grades."
plans to take an active part in Mr7 Smith understands this
the development of Springfield subJect thoroughly and gave
the coming summer. many useful plans by which
! pupils may be lead through the
mimpipd m&dk PPR-
STBFMr.TM shdwmI
Representatlves of 60 Mills Dis
cuss Conditions at Tacoma
Tacoma. March 2. Sixtv lum
ber mills were represented at a
meeting of manufacturers here specimens irom foreign coun
yesterday. Reports on condi- tries and made very clear the
tions showed continued strength necessity of correlating these
in the market with shipments kindred subjects,
hampered by lack of cars. The 1 Floyd Nolleth of the sixth
log market was reported strong grade gave a very pleasing vocal
and it was predicted prices now slo which was well received by
prevailing would continue inde- his hearers,
finitely. Prof. Goddard, of the Lincoln
It was denied that steps were school, presented a very prac
taken to advance prices, but it tical talk on the "Making of a
was admitted action would be Fly Trap." Mr. Goddard made
taken to readjust prices in some , tliis subject the basis of plans
stocks to put the general dis- iWherebj" many practical and
count list on a reasonable basis j useful articles for the home and
to conform to costs and values. (farm may be made by the boys
It is estimated that during 1915, ,at home. His talk was particu
more than 125,000,000 feet ofjlarly .useful to rural teachejrs
Pacific Coast lumber was ship-, who have little training or
ped to the Atlantic Coast. It was equipment for teaching this val-
reported the western railroads
are working on a plan for a 60-
cent rate to the
Eastern sea-
board that will
encourage a
movement by rail even when the
Panama canal becomes
nently opened.
West Springfield
Teachers Resign
and made clear their value from
jboth a practical and educational
The Standardization rally for viewpoint.
West Springfield was postponed I Prof. F. C. Ayer of the Univer
on account of Mr. Moore's in-'sity of Oregon gave a very fine
ability to procure a speaker and j address for the benefit of young
on account of the unusual cli- teaches. His chief advice was
mntic conditions. The school, for the cultivation of some tal-
however, has all of its stars and
the certificate of Standardiza -
tion will be presented this week.
Miss Dove McGee has resign
ed her position In West Spring
flold to attend Monmouth Nor
mal. She would have gone at
the beginning of the second se
mester had she not kindly con
sented to stay and help out on
the play that was to have fur-
nlshed funds for construction of
a play shed for the school. She
will be able to make up her work
and be graduated In June,
Though her many friends in the
neighborhood regret loosing her
valuablo services In the school
yiSXJBISv unanimous in wishing
Despite the storm which raged
all day Saturday the local ton.-
there's Institute was well attend-
j rolled and there were perhaps
1 1UI A 1 ttl i mm.
"1,r.ty auuuionai visitors from
bpr,,"gnc.1( am Eugene. Tho
I?UP"8 ot the High school and
grammar schools of Springfield
furnished the music f or the pro-
B.ram anu were encored at tho
close of each number.
In honor of State Superinten
dent Churchill the girls of the
: cooking classes gave a luncheon
,to some twenty invited guests
!at noon. The lunch was served
in the school sewing room, and
the quality of the viands served
reflected much credit upon the
girls and their instructor.
To save the visitors a trip to
town through the snow a lunch
was served in. the buildlne bv
'Mr. Gano, the local caterer. Ow
ing to the large attndance the
'quality of supplies needed had
been underestimated and the
late comers were compelled to
take straight bread and butter
.with Springfield water.
me morning pro cram was
opened by a girls' trio from the
mazes4tpmnr English.
ooys trjo gave the next
.music and responded to an en
core in good style. Mrs. Lucina
Richardson next presented the
j subject "Helps in Teaching Ag
riculture and Geography." Mrs.
Richardson illustrated her talk
with many topical maps, charts,
,uaDie subject,
ine aiternoon program was
opened by the Boys' Quartette
of the High school. The bovs
.rendered two very fine numbers
for the audience.
Prof. E. A. Allen of the O. A.
C. gave a very interesting talk
on "Pigs" and the part this in
dustry should play in the devel
opment of the valley . He also
explained the workincs of the
j Industrial clubs in the schools
ent other than mere school room
: teaching. He emphasized the
value of participation in the so
cial life of the community and
a knowledge of the physical and
financial resources of the com
munity. I State Superintendent Church
ill gave an interesting talk on
many perplexing educational
problems that confront tho tea-
; cher each day. He explained
itho effect of the recent leglsla-
tion regarding certification,
course or
course or study,, professional
teachers certificates, reading
circle work, an other topics of
glfeat interest to tho teacher.
This was Mr. Churchill's first
nnnearance at a local institute
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