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THURSDAY, JANUARY. 4, 1017
THJ8 SPRINGFIELD NEWS
ACTIVITIES OF OTHER
t Donna January 3. L. D. Pierce who
has boon firing on a boat near Tort
land 8pont Christmas with his wifo
and her parents ot this place
A birthday surprlso party was held
on Miss Audrey Lewis who lives near
hero. Those present wore: James an I
Elizabeth Kennedy, Elmer Swafford,
Johnny Spores, Ixttlc McMurrav.
Loono nnd LaVcllo Uargor, Max Qrcon,
Audrey and Pearl Lewis, and Elsio
ltoy, and Charles Heck.
Tho Christian endeavor commltteo
has appointed Alex Kennedy as leader
for next Sunduy evening.
! After ono week and one day of vac
ation school started hero Tuesday
January 2, 1917.
Mrs.,M. Ilill who has been 111 with
rheumatism for the past .few week
is slightly bettor, although she ts
still seriously 111.
' Mrs. J. C. Nicholson Is still very
An election ot officers In Sunday
school was held hero last Sunday and
tho following were elected: Mrs. Fan
nie Barger, superintendent; Mrs. D.
A. Conley, vice-president; H. W. Gus
tin, assistant superintendent; Johnny
Spores, secretary and treasurer.
George Hill lias finished loading
and shipping his carload of potatoes.
Everrett McGee, who Is attending
high school in Eugene was nome spen
ding his Christmas vacation with his
father, J. It. McGee of this place.
Miss Lottie McMurray came down
Saturday afternoon from Marcola to
attend the surprise party given on
Miss Audrey Lewis. She returned
homo Sunday morning.
Ray Sundersman made a business
trip to Eugene Tuesday.
George Hill made a business Jtrlp
to Marcola Tuesday.
M. Hill made a business trip to Eu
gene last Tuesday.
Getting the Dollar From Under the Stump
How Up to Date Farmers Are Easily and Economically Realizing
on Land Hitherto Impossible of Cultivation.
ABOUT 400,000,000 acres of land
fk Included In farms throughout
r the Hulled States aro unim
proved, Figuring that each
acre could bo made to produce at least
$23 worth of produce Kr year, there
ts approximately ? 10,000.000,000 pro
duction being lost annually. Quite a
tidy figure. And when wo lake Into
consideration that In many cases It re
quires only the removal of sundry
stumps and boulders to make this land
profitable, It certainly looks as though
something might be done to save the
waste. "Stumping with dynamllo" is
both an economical, quick and labor
saving method as well as one that Is
growing In popularity dally.
The method Involved In the blasting
of a stump Is to confine a quautlty of
explosive in such a manner that when
exploded ;ne expanding gates will lift
the stump out of tho ground. To se
cure best results the charge should bo
placed In the soil well under tho base
of tho stump at the point where the
resistance ottered to the force of tho
explosion will be equal on all sides.
Where the soil is of a heavy clay or
plastic nature a slow acting powder Is
preferable, such as farm powder or
stumping powder. Where the earth Is
sandy or loose and Is apt to permit
the easy escape of gases a fast explo
sive, such as -10 to 00 per cent dyna
mite should he used. The condition of
the soli with respect to moisture nlso
has a great In Hue nee upon the amount
of work that a certain quautlty of pow
der will da After heavy rains when
the soil Is saturated to the base of the
stump and the subsoil Is Just damp Is
a most favorable condition.
No set rules as to the amount of
powder necessary to blast a certain
kind or sire of slump can bo given,
sluco different conditions govern all
cases. Two stumps of the satuo slxe,
klud and ago of cut, when one Is grown
on well drained soil where tho roots
must penetrate a great depth for water
and the other Is grown on soil where
there Is always water near tho surface,
will demand different treatment for
extraction. Tho older stumps, especial
ly If from timber free from resin, re
quire less powder. Tho exact amount
necessary for set conditions can. how
ever, be readily determined with a lit
Few tools nnd supplies arc required. ,
A one and one-half Inch wood auger I
with a shank a bo fit four and one-half
feet long, a medium sized crowbar, a
round pointed shovel and a wooden
tamping stick, together wth the pow
der, fuse and caps, will serve to Oil
Society Doings of the Season
Coburg December 30. Mr. and Mrs
Scott Wilkinson were In Eugene Sat-
urday on business.
Mrs. Frank Purceel and daughters,
Misses Agnes and Alma of Marcola,
are visiting relatives here, this week. J
Carl Hopkins transacted business in '
Walter Drury was In Eugene last
Mrs. N. J. Nelson, Jr. has been ill
for. the past week, but Is Improving
E. It. Payne was In town today '
on business. I
Phillip Bishop, was in Eugene last
Ray Pirtle, Phillip Bishop, William
and Walter Zachery went on a "hike" 1
In the mountains Wednesday, return
ing Friday. Altlip the weather was
rather cold, they had a splendid time.
, Miss Storey of Eugene is conduct
ing the singing class at the Christian '
church thjs. week. !
Mrs. L Count visited her daughter, 1
Mrs. Frank Si'dwell of Springfield last
Mrs. L. W. Permenter was a Eugene
Tom Van Duyn was in Eugene last
wcjk on business. 1
Mrs. Chas. Tyler wag a business
caller In Eugene Thurday. I
H. M. Anderson and son, Charles !
were in Springfield Wednesday on
Mrs. E. .E Crandall, who has been
very ill for some time, is Improving
very nicely now.
1 E, "E. .Crandall motored to Eugene
William Bettis motored to Eugene
The ladles aid met at the Metho
dist church Wednesday. A fairly
large number attended.
AT ENJOYABLE AFFAIR
Ono of the most looked-forward to,
and also most thoroughly enjoyed oc
casions of the winter season occur-
ed on New Year8 night when the mem
bers of the Needlecraft club wore hos
tesses for their annual dinner of the
Ncedlecarft club In an entertainment
to their husbands. The affair was
held at the Carl Fischer home on Em
erald Heights, which was suitably dec.
orated with Christmas greens and a
Christmas tree. The latter bore com
ic gifts for each person present. First
came the dinner, which consisted ot
three courses, and was served at
small tables In the dining and liv
ing rooms, beginning at 7:30 o'clock.
Some ot the men who were gues'.s
declare It was "some dinner." The
manner of choosing partners was un
ique: the ladies had the choice (in
spite of the fact that it is leap year
no more,) and selected the pair of feot
they wanted, the owner to the same
being concealed behind a curtain. Af
ter dinner, the chief amusement was
a "circus," which was held In the
downstairs rooms, and which was an
nounced by attractive hand painted
placards made by Mrs. Edgar Martin.
The "circus" included a wonderful
snake charmer who appeared quite
at home with a monstrous green' rep
tile wound around about her; a fat
lady, weighing 470 pounds; a gypsy
with a real hand organ and a real
istic monkey; niggar babies in a shoot
ing gallery; clowns, red lemonade,
and nl fact all the othen attractions
which go to make up the real "bA
show." After the guests had spent
money provided them at the circus
the remainder of the evening was
made enjoyable with games and songs.
The occasion was, as a whole, a most
successful one. Those present In
eluded: Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bally,
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Heaver, Mr. and
Mrs. J. P, Fry, Dr. and Mrs. R. P.
Mortensen, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E.
Martin, Superintendent and Mrs. R.
L. Kirk, Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Pollard,
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Walker, Mr. and
Mrs. II. E. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Ro
bert Drury, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Jar
rott, Mrs. Mae Stevenson, Mrs .Minnie
Fischer of Marcola, and Mrs, Carl
RUTH SCOTT ENTERTAINS
A Jolly "Rook" party was hold at
the home of Miss Ruth Scott on oast
Main street Tuesday evening. With
the assistance of ablo parners Walter
Dlmru was finally pronounced high
point winner. At tho conclusion of
tho games delicious refreshments wore
sorved by tho delightful hostess. Those
who enjoyed tho hospitality ot tho
Scott home were the Misses Frascoi
Bartlott, Myrtlo Copenhaver, Ruth
Scott, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Scott, Paul
Scott, Walter Dimm and Randall Scott.
HAS LUNCHEON GUESTS
Mrs. James T. Moore had as lun
cheon guests on New Year's day Mis
Margaret Morris and tho following
four Springfield girls who are studenta
at the Monmouth Normal school this
year: Mls3 Myrtle Copenhaver, Miss
Olive Smith, Miss Grace Male, an.l
Miss Kate Lansbery.
Local Lodge Membors Visit.
Among tho Springfield Odd Follows
nnd Robeknhs who wore guests at tho
dinner and Installation ceremonies
I of the Eugeno branches of tho snmo
orders last night wore: District deputy
i II. E. Walker, who was Installing of
I fleer for the subordinate lodge, and
Mrs. Walker, Mrs. A. S. Walker, Mr.
f and Mrs. L. E. Durrln, E. W. Collins, I
Dr. and Mrs. J, E. Richmond, Mr, nnd
Mrs. A. M. Denver, Mrs, It. P. Morton I
sen, Mrs. K. J. Noynolds, J. P. Fry, .
Mr. nnd Mrs. R. W. Smith,' Mr. and '
Mrs. Harry Urummetto, Mr, nnd Mn. I
Robert GrltUn, Mrs. Mnmo Richmond,'
Mr. nnd Mrs. F. F. Barnnd, Mr. nnd
Mrs. C. M. Dorlty. W. F. Wulkor. Mrs.
Kathorlno Horton, Mr. nnd Mrs. Knic.it
Lyon, Mrs. Zelln Cantroll, Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Bally, Mrs. Georgia Hayden,
Mrs. Nollio Ragan, Mrs. Mary Maglll,
and Miss Estolla Maglll, Will Bishop.
Mrs. Luclna Rlchnrdson, Mrs. Vlnn
I McLean, Mrs. William Donaldson, nnd
Mrs. D. J. Glendennlng.
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. F. Eggtmann onto.
talned Clytle Hall at luncheon today.
BAD TEETH ARE REPORTED
AMONG RURAL CHILDREN
Half Have Defective Teeth And Few
Use Brush Regularly Few Go
Read News Classified Advs.
For Sale, Rent, Wanted, Etc.
Quality, Service, Price
Subject to market change
13 lbs. best granulated sugar
15 lbs. white beans
16 lbs. rice -6
lbs. roast coffee
12 cans milk
3 pkgs. Golden Rod oats
3 pkgs. Albers oats
1 lb. peanut butter
3 lbs. macaroni -
4 lbs. Arm & Hammer soda
6 bars White Bear soap
6 bars Clean Easy soap
Cottoline, large size
5 lbs. pure lard
10 lbs. pure lard
4 rolls toilet paper
50 lbs. Blue Ribbon salt
50 lbs. half ground salt
100 lbs. half ground salt
Flour, 'Booster, best grade soil wheat
Flour, Dallas Patent, best hard wheat
COX & COX, Springfi
Potato Quarantine Amended.
Hereafter shipments of potatoes
from the Dominion of Canada certi
fied by the slippers to be as sound
as Is commercially practicable nnd
to contain no more than 10 per cent
of tubers showing traces of disease
will be admitted at any port ot entry
of the United States, instead of at
certain designated ports only, as in tho
past. The shipments, If accompanied
by certificates of soundness as provid.
ed, will not be. held by collectors of
customs for inspection, except on ape
clal notification from the Federal Hor
ticultural Board, Au order amend
ing the rules and regulations of the
potato quarantine to this effect ha.)
just been Issued by the Secretary ot
Under the amended regulations tho
importer must apply to the Federal
Horticultural Board for a permit for
Importation ot potatoes as at present
designating tho desired port of entry.
The foreign ahlpper must enter tho
number of ouch. permit on his certifi
cate of soundness. The Federal llor.
tlculturol Board has prepared and will
eead to all applicants for permits forms
for shippers' certificates of eouhdnosu.
A book on "Exercise and Health"
may be had free for tho asking from
the V. 8." Public Iloaltb Service?
C. F. C's MEET
John Dimm, Junior, was host' for
the other members of the C. F. C.'?.
a cfub of a number of young men who
attend the Methodist Sunday School
last evening. At about 7:45 the boys
met for a short business session, after
which they adjourned to the hall to
watch the basketball game between
the local Methodist team and the Eu
gene Atlas club. After this, the boys
returned to the Dimm home on Seven
and C streets, where Frank Hardy and
Russell Dimm were Initiated Into the
mysteries of the club. Games were
played and light refreshments enjoyed.
A special committee will hold another
meeting tonight to make plans for a
Joint social to be held with the I'hlla
theans soon. The officers and charter
members of the C. F. C, which has
recently been organized, are aB follows
Norman Byrne, president; Bill Hill,
vice president; John Dimm, Junior,
secretary and treasurer; Ray Bally,
James Lewis, Gordon Byrne, Verdon
May, Jerry Van Valzah, Glon Wolley,
and Walter Gossler. Sum Bartholo
mew Is teacher and class advisor.
A mnnn, Invnntl.nlliin ..,.! I... .1...
U. S. Public Health Service in connec
tion with studies of rural children
showed thnt 49.3 per cent had defec
tive teeth, 21.1 per cent had two or
m d re missing teeth, and only 1C.9 per
cent had had dental attention. Over
14 per cent never used a tooth brush
58.2 per cent used one occasionally
and only 27.4 per cent used one daily.
Defective teeth reduce phyclcal effi
ciency. Dirty, suppurating, snaggle
toothed mouths are responsible for
many cases of heart disease, rheuma
tism, and other chronic affections.
The children are not responsible tor
the neglected state of their teeth. The
ignorant and careless parent Is to
blame for this condition a condition
I which hampers mental and physical
growth and puts a permanent handi
cap on our future citizens. School
j teachers can and are doing much la
inculcating habits of personal clean
liness on the rural school child but
this will fail of tho highest accom
plishment unless parents co-operate,
heartily and continuously. This ts
a duty we owe our children.
MERGES STATE OFFICES
I IN ORDER TO SAVE
Continued" from' page'oYiuT
! expenditures of the stallion regis
' tratlon board could be saved by the
1 proposed consolidation, it is stated.
The state tax commission Is com
' posed of wto active commissioners,
the governor, secretary of state, and
state treasurer. By- reducing tho
1 membership of the active cominU
'sloners to a single commissioner, and
practicing further economies, fully
1 $10,000 could be saved biennially.
HOMESTEAD BILL BRINGS
I INQUIRIES FROM OREGON
Continued from page one.
I five miles for driveway over 35 miles
' In length. Sheep- and goats to be
moved on driveways not less than
; three miles a day; Cattle and horses
i to be moved not less than six miles
HAVE DINNER GUESTS
Mr, and Mrs, D. 8. Boals entertained
wltli a dinner party at their Fifth
street home on Saturday evening for
Miss Nolle - Beaver, who was . hero
from Salem on a visit, and for Mlsi
Minnie Beaver, who is to return soon
to her home, at Ashland. Additional
guests woroonnan By too and Fennor
Mrs. Hannah Hill who has been con
fined to her homo, suffering with u
heavy cold, la now improving.
H. 8. Selbert and family of Kentucky
have moved to this city and are living
In one of E. M. Duryoo's housos on
ElShtU-aml A stejUi.,
J. TV, Barrlnger? house mover, la
finishing tho moving of the houso re
contly purchased by Mrs. Brafabrlflgo
from 1". K. iCepner onto tho. former's,
lot H Kcpr-'s uddttlon, today,. I
WANTED to trado for hay. A fin. W
yearling heifer, seo, I). Spencer at
West Springfield. 2 t.
FOUND On Main street, child's whlto
fur neck ploco. Owner may get It
at news office by paying for this ad.
FOR SALE Frosh cow with holfor
calf three weeks old. Cow; throo
fourths Jersey. Phono 54 or Eugene
LCST: Pair double lens glasse8 In
case, large glass. Return to New
Ofllco. 'Howard 1-4
"WANTED for box factory, steady
work ono planerman, three cut oil
men, three band sawyers, one cir
Fruit Growers Supply Co., Hilt, Cal."
FARM LOANS At the lowest ratn
and on tho easiest terms to be hud. j
J. C. Holbrook, Springfield.
FOB INFORMATION regarding home
stead entries In Central Oregon,
write enclosing stamped envelope to
A. O. King or D. D. Tusslng, Broth
COCKERALS FOR SALE: White Leg
horn pure bred O. A. C. strain, six
months old, $1.00 each. Call at 710
FOR SALE Practically new Oliver
Typewriter number C. Machine Is
equipped with tabulator and back
spacer. It Is in good running order.
Call at the News ofllco and havo It
We buy everything and sell everything to cat and
wear. 2 per cent off for cash, or account
paid in full in 30 days.
Saturday, January 6, 1917
OLD OPERA HOUSE
Christians vs. Methodists
Booth-Kelly 2nd vs. Baptist 2nd
- These will be two of the fastest games in
the series. Come out and support your team.
Admission 10 cents
Oregon Power G o.