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WANTS FI BOARD
jCounty Agriculturist To Get
Raise of $500 In expenses
' For Conducting Work.
REPORT WILL BE ACCEPTED
Road Committee Would Spend $100
000 And Suggests How Money
t Should be Divided Into Fundi.
Tho county court has accepted tlio
llnal report of tho Tax Budget com.
inltteo which docs not mako any
very radical changes in tho prcacnt
ystom. It recommends that 1100,
000 bo spent for roads and bridges
nnd that tho county fair appropria
tion bo cut from $3700 to $800 and
that tho oxponso of tho county agri
culturists oinco bo mot with an In
crcaso of $500 per -year making that
Tho Anal meeting of Uio gonoral
commltto provious to tho annual tax
payers' meeting In tlio armory todav
was held in tho courthouso last night.
Tho report of each sub-coinmlttoo was
udoptod. Tlioy contained recommenda
tions for changes in tlio county court's
budget as mentioned.
Tho committee rccommondodtho
lopping on of tho $800-ltom In tho fund
for tho county falr.doalrod for tho
erection of a building In which to;
liotiso tho stock exhibit. This was
dono bocuuso of tho uncertainty of
being able to uub tho grounds nnothor
.year. Tho Ino County Agrlculturo
Kocioty, which owns tho grounds, com
plains that It has received no rent from
tho fair association, nnd it is possible
that thoy may bo sold for town lots.
Fr that rcnuou tho committee did not
feel justified in recommending tho
erection of any moro buildings. Then
was a longbty discussion upon this
Item botoro tho report was finally
Tho committee wont on rocord as
favoring tfioappropiatlon of $2000
for tho county agrlculturo agent tn
stead of $1600, as placed in tho county
icourt's budget. The mombors fool that
It would bo hotter policy to pay a good
salary In ordor to koop a competent
man in tho position.
Tho report of tho road and brldgo
:ommittoo was of particular intorcat.
Among Its recommendations wero that
tho sum of$160,000 as specified In tho
budgot of tho court to bo approved;
that tho court uso all tho county funds
fnnTtnToTI (Cot-tlnuod on Pago Four) I . (Continued on Pago Four)
DEBATE TRYOUT AT H. S.
Miss CampbeH's Class Performs
Uoforo Student Uody
A vory interesting dobnto tryout wai
hold at tho high school Friday after
noon, Tho afternoon roclatlon poriods
woro shortened, from 45 minutes to
30 minutes so that school might ha
dismissed at tho regular tlmo. Tho
question debntod upon was, "llcsolvoil
that Oregon should adopt a health
Innurcnco law embodying the essential
features of the Standercd Hill of tho
Amoricnn Association for Labor Legis
lation." Tho debators wore, Brdlno
Caruthurs, Lillian Mulligan, Royal
Doano, Ella llooson, Chris Uoeson, of
theso four to bo choiion to mako up
tho regular toam, and ono chosen for
-tUbstltuto. No decisions woro given at
this tlmo, tho toam to bo chosen at a
"PRINCE OF PEACE"
TO BE RENDERED AT
Beautiful Cantata To Be Sung By
Choir Tuesday Evening; Benefit
"Tho Prlnco of I'oaco," a cantata by
Ashford will bo presented by a doublo
chorus at tho Methqdlst church Tues
day evening, Docombcr 20, at 8:15.
Fifty slngors will composo tho mnln
chorus and as many singers from tho
high school will sing from tho balcony
Special soloists will render tho spo-,
clal parts of tho cantata.
. A silver offering will bo taken dur
ing tho ovonlng to pay oxponso con
nected with tho presentation. Any
surplus that .might bo left will bo
glvon to tho Sprlngilold Library bonrd
To purchase now books for tho city
library? Tho cantuta will bo ono
of tho big attractions of tho winter
and dosorves tho support of all.
Tho singers aro:
Soprano Mrs. Paul BroiiMn, Florence
Collin, Myrtlo Coponhavor, Joan Fisch
er, Doatrlco Holbrook, Ethel Howard,
Qraco Male, Lcota McCrackon, Mrs.
C. E. McPhorson, Mrs. L. K. Page,
Mrs. II. E. Parsons, Dorothy Phelps,
Ituth Bcott, Ituby Sensenoy, Ollvo
Smith, Dorris Sikos, Avis Thompson,
Alto Edna Duryoo, Mabel Duryoe, Dr.
Koonoy Ferris, Iva Hill, Mrs. J. C. Hol
brook, Nellto Pholps, Francis Travis,
Mrs. It. O. Von Valrah, Grace Walkor,
Tenor R. A. Brodto, Loo Calkins, E.
E. Morrison, Waltor II. Dlmm, Norton
Pongra, Llowollyn Evans, Jerold Van
Bast Homer Chnso, Roy C. Howard,
Rov. C. H. Jonson, Gilbert Miller, L.
E. Parsons, Edward Nunn, Randall
Scott, Orson Vaughn, Joy Walkor, Sid
Girls Mona Bauer, Ella Boosen, Har.ol
SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, DEC. 25,
Marshall John Edwards Picks
Up Two Loggers Who Drank
Shipmont Too Quick.
ONLY 10 ARRESTS IN 1916.
City Shows Marked Cleanup In Last
Two Years-ln 1914 Police Costs
Arreats Many Times Present
Two drunks, tho first offenders o!
tho law that have graced the cells
of tho city Jail slnco January 26, 1916,
wero incarcerated Friday noon by
Marshall John Edwards to stay until
they "thawed out'' and paid their
fluos. Tho offenders, two loggers,
from Mnbel who havo been in tho
employ of tho Coast Range Lumber
company, received a "shipment" on
Friday nnd proceeded to celobrato
tho occasion. Thoy wero so well
tanked up when tho Marshall picked
thorn up Friday noon that they had
to bo hauled to tho lockup by Vln
WJUInms auto truck.
These offenders aro responsible for
placing tho total cases on Police
Judgo Walker's books of 10 offenders
that havo been hauled up during this
yoar. Eight of tho offenders paid
their lines nnd wero rolcnsed with
out being punished further.
During tho last eighteen months
the police costs to Springfield have
been very low. Law breaking has
been nt a minimum. Tho occaslot
la rare when the "town cop has to
run someone In." Comparing tho pre
sent with conditions in 1914 wo And
thai 27 drunks nlono wero locked up
during tho last 40 days of that year.
At that time police costs wero many
times what thoy aro now. There
waB the marshall, two or threo cops,
a Jailer nnd tho Jail cook.
Tho Oregon Powor Company after
a conference with tho Oregon Tnibllc
Service Commission have decided to
'reduce tho monthly minimum on one-
half inch wnter meters to 1.00 In
stead of $1.25. This reduction be
comes effective December 26th.
No news was gathered for
this issue, after 6 p. m. Satur-
day. We published early in
ordor that tho nows force might
enjoy tho Christmas holiday.
IN LARGE CITIES
MoreThan 40.9 Per Cent of Am
erica's 102,017,312 Are
- Urban Residents.
WYOMING GROWS FASTEST
New York City Has Almost As Many
People As Are In Three Paci
fic Coast States.
Washington, Dec. J23. Tho popu
lation of tho United States continues
to shift to tho cities, according to es
timates announced today by tho
census bureau. The estimates, based
on tho rate of population increases
from 1900 to 1910, disclosed that 40.9
per cent of tho country's inhabitants
now llvo In cities of moro than 8000.
as against 38.9 per cent In 1910. Tha
cntiro population of continental Unit
ed States for 1916 has already been
estimated at 102,017,312. The total
In the Btates, territories and United
States possessions is put at 112,441.-
G20TU- - . .
Ten -states have taken census since
tho last federal census in 1910, and
seven show population increases.
Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming
decreased from 1910 to 1915, pnd.
greatest reduction being In Wyoming
2.9 per cent Tho least cinrease was
In Iowa, with .a growth of only 6 per i
dent Tho greatest Increase was 22.5
per cent In Florida. In Florida, Iowa
and Massachusetts the percentage of
lncreaso from 1910 to 1915 was
greator than from 1900 to 1910, but
In tho other seven, states It was much
higher from 1900 to 1910 than from
1905-1915. In Kansas, North and
South Dakota and Wyoming tho rate
of growth from 1900 to 1910 was
nearly doublo that from 1905 to 1915.
In Iowa a decrease of 7082 was
shown from 1900 to 1910 and an ln
creaso of 148,016 from 1905 to 1915.
In Now Jersey, New York and Rhode
Island, slight decreases wero indi
cated by tho state returns of 1905
and 1915, as compared with tho In
creases from 1900 to 1910. In tho
last six years tho growth in the white
negro population about 750,000.
Tho populations of some of tho
leading cities, as estimated today aro
New York 5,602,841
St. Louis 757,309
Boston - 756,476
ATIO OF II
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BOT. CLASS GOES CLIMBING
Scale Emerald Heights to Get Location
An enjoyable field trip was taken
by tho Botany Class of the high school
Friday morning. Tho students went
armed with umbrellas, note books and
a stormy desire for more knowledge.
Emerald Hights was scaled, and topo
graphical maps of the surrounding
country wero made from Its lofty
summit Coasting, In tho mud, was
indulged In during the decent ,
KIDDIES DEVOUR 20
GALLONS OF SOUP A
WEEK WITH LUNCH
Newly-begun Plan At Lincoln School
Is Proving a Success; Children
Have Better Appetites now.
Like Oliver Twist they all come
back for "more." "They" refers to
the 70 hungry youngsters who are
devouring soup at the recently opened
lunchroom atthe Lincoln school at
tho rate of 20 gallons per week, four
gallons each noon, that is. The plan
Is proving a real success, according
to Miss Anne McCormick, domestic
science instructor, who is In charge.
"The children come to oat with moro
appetite, now that they have hot soup
to go with their lunches," Superin
tendent R. L. Kirk said. "We don't
And half sandwiches and other pieces
of food lying about as we used to, the
children eat it all now."
At lunch time, the toys and girls
who bring their lunches gather in a
clean, well-lighted room in tho base
ment, where they sit at plain board
tables covered with newspapers. Not
only do they enjoy tho hot addition
to their meal, but they have a happy
time while eating. Each one is given
a bowl of soup to start with, and each
one comes back for more if he wants
it, so long as the supply holds out
After they are through tho meal, the
children fold up the papers, and the
room is practically the same as when
The plan of serving boup has been
in force since December 11, the school
board furnishing the soup bones, and
tho children bringing the vegetables.
A little later. Miss McCormick plans
to serve a hot drink such as cocoa,
also, if It Is found posslblo for the
children to bring the milk.
The girls who take domestic science
work aid Miss McCormick In prepara
tion. This week, she has been assis
ted In serving by two high school
girls, Miss Edna Piatt and Miss Fayo
The soup menu for last week was
as follows: Monday, vegetable; Tues
day, bean; Wednesday, tomato; Thurs
day, vegetable; and Friday, potato.
MIsa Ollvo Smith returned yester
day from Monmouth to Bpend the va
cation with her parents.
VOL. XV. NOi 95,.
TAX LIMITATION TO
Kay Points Out Budget Already
Calls For $715,000 More
Than Can Be Raised.
ONLY ONE AVENUE OPEN
If Provision It to Be Made for Varloua
Institutions Legislature Must I a
nore 6 Per Cent Amendment
Salem, Ore. Dec. 23. With the state
budget as prepared by Secretary ot
State Olcott, showing that there will
be required $715,000 more than tho
amount which may legally be raised
for state expenses, there is nothing
left for the legislature for new en
terprises, according to a statment of
Thomas B. Kay, state treasurer.
This situation ho declares has beea
caused by the passage of tho 6 per cent
tax limitation amendment Secretary
Olcott's budget shows only the items
required, for running the state govern
ment as it now is. and the estimated
requirements of the Various depart
ments for improvements and new
That several institutions in the state
will be embarrassed and probably han.
dicapped by this situation seems cer
tain. This was not foreseen by tha
people when they passed the measures
Mr. Kay believes.
The Oregon Historical society is an
example he pointed out It is not in
cluded In Secretary Olcott's budget
yet this society has received annually
$15,000 from the legislature by direct
appropriation. He expects that a bill
appropriating a like amount will come.
up again at this session. He says the
only way to get out of the difficulty is
to make the appropriation and so in
crease the indebtedness of the stale.
trusting that funds will eventually
como to pay It off.
"Should the commission that Is now
investigating the state penitentiary
see fit to recommend the building ot
a new institution to replace the pre
en t disgrace to the state'declared Mr.
Kay, "what good would It do whea
there Is no money with which to
Treasurer Kay stated that bills
would como before the legislature, or
wero being prepared for presentation,
asking for money to fight tuberculosis
also bills asking appropriations to old
in securing tourist travel to Oregon,
and to tho development and welfare ot
CUTAPPROPR AT ON