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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1917
.VOL., XVI, NO. 23 I
c. e; convention
Enthusiastic Endonvorors From
All Ovortho County Gnthor
For Big Moot
Offlcen Are Elected, Constitution
Revised, Resolutions Adopted
and Much Duslness Transacted
The Boeond niinunl La no County
'Christian Endeavor convention
opened Itn hohhIoii Friday ov.onlng In
tho locn) ClirlMtliin church wllh much
cnthliHlnHin iiutl InteroHt. Tim pro.
prayer norvlco wiib lud by MIbh Kthi'l
Wnkoflnld. Tho hoiik hohIco wiib lotl
by llnrolil Humbert nnd Uio nddres-i
of welcome wn mndo liy Itov. ChrU
II. Jensen, "ml Itcv. A. L. Crliu of Kit
gone wns tho sponker of tho evening
About fifty dolegntOM registered
Frldny uftoruoon nnd ovonliiR. Dorenu j
sending 20 rupreaentutlvcH. Stato
President Elbert Churninn of Oregon
, City nnd Miss Hstolln Ford of Port
lnnd wont onlhusluHtlc In their plana
for work. .
Survico wiih Uin thoiuo of Uuv.
Crlm'n nddrosB, .wherein ho omphn.
Quired tlio fact thuj propnrntlon wna
necosanry for offlclont aorvlco. citing
' tho IIvoh of doctor, soldiers nnd
Christians, nnd that n Binnll light
. -shows best In darkest places.
At tho suggestion of T. Dunton of
tho Eugono lllblo University tho con.
vcntlon ohoso n now form of greeting
'Its dolcgatOB; the first speaker to ay
"ColOBBlnns 1: 18" nnd tho nnswor L
be "Thnt In nil thlngB, Ho mlfiht
Tho watch service conducted by
llnrold Humbert was n rovlow of tho
Christ's coming from the wicked city
of Nnzaroth to prov0 Mint good may
como from apparent ovll.
Saturday Morning Session
Tho Snturduy mornluK session o.
pencd with n BonR service led by
Harold Humbert. TJiIh won followed
by lllblo study conducted by Itov. If.
II. Dorks of Kugono, the subject being
In tho conferences; Kfflcency, Look
Out, nnd CumpnlRn for Millions, Erin
Carlson pointed out tlie rewnrd in
efficoncy by keeping n chart of the
work of committee. Orlo Ilrlsto cm.
phasUcd tho work of tho I-ook Out
qommlttoo to Interest tho boys byglv-
ing them work nnd throuRh social j
works; nnd Elbert Olta nnan reminded
tho jmombes thnt only two nnd onu.1
hnlf months remained to pass ,the
thrco goals: Pence advocates, converts
and church members.
Mm. Fern Thompson, counly secre-
tn t rirnst ti a nrtnlftt im f f finnrl In
their ropors to pie corresponding sec
rotnry, Qroco Titus brouRht out Uio
need of llfo work recruits nnd tho now
dollars for missions. Miss. Opal
Whlteloy, state Junior superintendent
presented tho Junior conference work.
In tho business session nil the oftle.
crs reported splendid progress ln all
linos of work. In tho deputntlons
trips 212 visits wore made, 321 talks '
wore given, nnd over 1000 lotlors
Tho nomination commltto reported
nnd tho following officers woro elect
ed: Prosldont, enroll Roberts, vlco'
president MIbb. Dora Wentliorson; see. I
ond vlco prosldont MIbh Elslo McQuIra ,
Secretary MIbb. Ruth WIlllnniB; troaulj
nrer.llnrold Jenkins; pustor council i
Itov. A. M. Spnnglor. I
At Uio Intellectual banquet, short
snappy spooches brought out tho linos
of work by proBonting thorn In forms
of food. Ico cream roprosonted tho
Intermediate C. E. work whllo gold
cako signified tho need of gold nnd
mnny otlior presentations woro equal,
ly n8 suggestive.
Saturday Afternoon Session
Tho nttornoon sosslon was oponoJ
by a song sorvlco Jed by Tod Dunton
nftor which MIbb. Estolla Ford, stato
Buporlntendont presonted tho Ltto
Work Rocrults by appeal from tho
scrlpturs, "Go yo unto all the world"
after a solo by Miss. Helen Dull,
Harold Humbort emphasized the im.
portanco of tho quiet hour.
Tho nttornoon conferences for
prayer mooting was lod by MIbb. Edna
"Whlpplo; finance conducted by Brio
Carlson; nnd presidents of Uio county
sooiotloB presonted by Mi. Charrann.
TheBo woro followed by an intermis
sion, nfter which the rovleod coni-
tltutlon wan adopted.
Tho solo, "Ha lifted mo," by Tol
Dunton was followed by tho Junior
demonstration, Tho children sniitf
"Uttlo HunbonniH" nnd MIbn. Rninoni
8tovor sung, "Open tho door for tho
children." A tnlk oh tho Junior ros.
ponslbllltlcB wnn then given by lluby
SotiBony. Tho Junior banner was
preoHcntcd to tho Snntu Cluni socloty,
under tho charge of Miss. Irmn Strom".
Tho IntormcKllntn demonstration
was given by tho Springfield socloty
led by MIbh. Marjory Knott. Tho
InlorutodlntcH presented n modol
pniycr meollng which wim followed
by nn out nnd out for Christ talk by
mIhu. i:rrio Gibson.
Tho uftoruoon nohsIuii was clone.l
by nu appeal for prayer circles In tho.
high aohools by Carroll Itoborts.
Saturday Evening 8esslon
At the banquet In tho ovonlug n ro!
call of nil tho societies In the counly
wns hold and n report of the yearn
work wuh given by each.
IiiHtnllutloii of officers wiih hold at
tho evening mooUng and u budget 'or
the Lnno county union, cotiMlHtlng of,
$S!)2. wiih ruined by Rev. A. M. Spnn-j
glur. Tho meeting rinsed by nu lid. j
drt'HH by Statu PrcHldout Cliiiriium. j
Sunday MornlnO Session '
MIhh. KhIi-IIu Ford of Portland con. I
ducted tho early norniug prayer an. I !
praise ncrvlco In tho ChrlHtlun church
At this mcutlng mnny persoiiB testified
to Uio helpfiiluoBs nnd Inspiration thht
the convention has brought thorn. I
Tho convention Sunday School con. !
vencd nl 10 o'clock nnd was ln cliargo
of I.. M. Cagloy, Superintendent of the
Sunday School of the locnl Christian
church. In bin nddrcBS Mr. Cngloy
said: In order to be fitted for u great
future you must begin training whPa
young. Tho futuro of tho church do.
ponds lnrgoly upon tho Junior Endear
or nnd the Sunday school.
They sny people tlko to talk about
their neighbors nnd this Is perhaps
why I wns naked to talk to you today
said Mrs. Madden returned mission
ary from Japan as she stood before
tho convention in native costume. Mrs. .
Madden told how sho nnd hor husband , rccontly Issued by tho federal govern
hnd received Uiolr early Inspiration j mcnt culling upon citizens throughout
Inthe Christian Endeavor In Knusns. I the country to grow food produce of
Sho explained tho relation of this, all sorts during tho coming summe.
countryto Jnpan' and said that what to meet tho anticipated shortage In
Japan needa most Is Christ and thnt ! food supplies, tho Girls' National
America can bent supply this need.
Sunday Afternoon Session
Stnto President Clinnnnn addressed
tho convention nt Uio afternoon mn.8
meeting und said there were about
270 senior societies nnd 100 Junior
societies In th0 stnto. Christian Knd.
eavor work should iiiBpir us to it
hotter nnd bigger conception of scrv.
(continued on page three)
Eighteen Yor Old Lad
Instantly Killed Wh"e
Sidney Leroy Barnes, aged. IS, whlla
gathering wild, flowers in companv
wIUi a girl companion at Plngreo, near
Lowell, this County, was Instantly
killed by a falling snag from n dead
Tho young man wns employed nt tho
Young Barnes mid Miss. Nervn
Gruco Gibson, ngod 17, n daughter of
tho owiior of the mill, had gon0 but
a short dlstanco into tho woods whon
tho top of tho tree cmno crushing
down. Tho trunk of tho treo, 14
Inches thick, Btruck Darnos squnroly
on tho hond,
MIbb. Gibson rnn to Uio mill for na
Blstnnco nnd Dr. R. P. MortoiiBon, of
Sprlngflold.was summoned. On mak
ing an examination of tho bony ho said
denth had been Instantaneous. Barnes'
skull was crushed and bones In his
body woro fractured.
Undertaker W. P. Walker of this
mi. n i.n -now vna.or.iav
w.w ...u.w. ..
nnd tho funorn) will bo hold nt tha
homo ot tho boy's parents today.
State Lecturer Visits Local GranQo
Tho local grange No. 378, rocoivod
n fraternal visit from Uio stato grange
lecturor, Mrs. Minnie Bond, Saturday
nt tho rogulnr monthly mooting. Rou.
tluo lnislnoss nnd a program comprised
tho sosslon, Mrs. Bond spoko to tho
members ot the conditions and work
ot other grangoB,
Little Boy Breaks Arm
Tho three year old son of Mr, and
Mrs, Saffor ot Waltorvillo suffered
a brokou arm Friday while showing
his alstor how tn vault a feuco. Tho
boy wae brought to a. local physician
FIXING UP AMERICAN LINER TO
I'liotu by Amertrnn I 'rem Aoclatlon.
The Vmcrhnu liner Phlhtdcliihla
mount lug n naval gun It Is Bald that
In Hinol.o when danger threatens.
GIRLS WILL GROW
National Honor Guard
Hundreds of Acres
j.. keeping with the proclamation
Honor guard of Oregon will super
vise Uio cultivation of hundreds of
acres of land In this Btate, nccordlns
0t announcement It ls planned 10
-KIW potatoes, onions, corn and other
fO0(i nroducc. the sort denending upon
the nature of tho soli and the cllmafs
In tho district In which tho arm be.
Ing cullvated Is located.
Plnns are being formuUitcd nt the
stato headquarters of the organiza
tion nnd being sent to each of the 20
units of the stato which will bo nskcl
to co.opcrato to tho limit. These, plans
nre for ench unit of tho honor guard
to secure n tract of land for cultlv.i
tlon In tho district In which Uie unit
Is orgnnlzod. A dny will bo sot nsldo
when farmers In that community will
gaUier and plow Uio landT Public
spirited citizens will contribute funds
to purchase tho seed which Is to bo
planted, and another day will be set
aside for planting tho seed. Tho
local unit will organize a plan for
cultivating tho farm during the sum-
mer and whon harvest time comes.
there will bo another general gather-
Ing of the community to pnrticlpae in
the harvest. Marketing will be con-
ducted nlong slmllnr lines.
In districts where thoro nro now no
units of tho honor guard In exist,
ence, units will bo organized nnd tho
cultivation plnn put Into effect, it la
believed thnt CO or moro units may b
orgnnlzod throughout tho state nnd
thnt each will b0 able to cultlvatenny
whore from 40 to 1G0 ncrcs of land,
which will bring tho totnl ncrenge
cultivated by tho young womon of tho
iNtato to nn enormous amount and
that tho produce which may be
raised will exceed all expectations.
Thoro ar0 thousands of acroa of good j authoriUoa at Bremerton. Weshlng
tillnblo land throughout the Btnto I Qn T, ar0 -,g8 nuby Eiuaueth
tflifnli la nni linlniv fMilHvnt All. nnH It i ... .. n
" . 7"
, l8 8nlu tuo proposuion oi Becuriiits
this for cultivation will bo nn easy
Organizes Grange at Deerhorn
C. J. Hurd, state deputy grange
master, last Thursday night orgnn.
Izod a grange at Doorhorn with a
good Blzod momborshlp. Tho next
mooting will b0 hold May G, at which
time tho organization will be com.
At 1 o'clock last Thursday Enrl C.
Tullor of Springfield and Bornlce
Laytou of Eugene, woro united In
marrlago by Rev. U, G, Clark, pastor
ot tho Church ot God, at tho residence
of the officiating minister at Eugene,
being put into shape preparatory to leaving for the barred zone. Besides
sho linn been equipped with nn arrangement whereby she can envelop bcrsclf
Mil'ion Boys Are
Aid In Increasing
To further Its campaign for food
conservation during tho war the agrl.
cultural department has ordered dis
tribution throughout the country of
UiereuoluUons adopted at the St
Louis conference of agricultural ex.
perts from 32 states urging enlistment
of an army of 2,000,000 boys to aid In
Increasing production, nnd n federal
appropriation of 125,000,000 to meet
needs of agricul.
The resolutions declare that
situation which now confronts
country is n great emergency
greatest perhaps ln its history."
"Upon tho farmer," they continue.
"rests in large measure the final re-
sponslbllity of winning the war In
which we are now Involved.
"Because of the -world shortage of
food It is scarcely possible that tho
pruuucuuu ul BiuiMc .wjo
farm0rs of the United States can be
production of staple crops by the
t0o Krent this year. There Is every
rea80n to believe that n generous
prlc0 wm D0 paid for the harvests of
,ner Adds. State governments can
' and should co-operate to the fullest
' Moro than 2.000.000 boys between
. accs 0r 15 and 19 years in tho
clte8 and towns constltuto the most
rap0rtmit labor resorce available for
; ..Tno pinn for military enlistment
BhouW bo broadened nlso to include
. ln tho national service those Inca.
. pacltnted for active military duty
but able to render tho governmeut
j equally Indispensable service in tha
production of food ond munitions."
EUGENE GIRLS ARE CALLED
Miss Ruby Thramer," Chief Yeoman,
Has Charge of Squad.
Six Eugene girls who recently on
rolled In tho naval. coast defense ro.
t servo, wore called to tho colors yes
, . , ... . rt t onc0 to tho
I Tuirtimor, enter yeoman; wno uvu
across tho river north ot tho city;
Miss. Lulu Rose Carr, yeoman ot the
first class, residing at 1914 Sovon.
teonth avenue oast; Miss Elna Ordahl,
yeoman of tho second class, living at
191 Seventeenth avenuo west; Miss
Ardls Anona McFarlanth yeoman of
tho second class, living on tho river
road; Miss Violet Merrio Smith, yeo
man of tho. third class, und Miss Ruby
Dollno Baug, yeoman ot tho second
' Te girls aro nil stenographers and
will do work In tholr lino on Bhoro to
tnko tho place of regulars In the navy
who have boon called to tholr ships.
W. F. Walkor, Grand Warden of
tho I. O. O, F, order paid an official
visit to SheUd Saturday ovculng.
BRAVE U BOATS
ELECTRIC PLANT GUARDED
No One Allowed in Buildings at Wal.
tervllle Plant Without Authority.
j Definite steps havc been taken by
; tho Eugene city officials and water
boardtoprotect the munlcipalelcctrical
j and water plants from damage or do.
Ktntrtlrin hv ftnomfps nf thf pnnnlrv.
During the past few day8 long strings
of lights have been placed around the
big water reservoir on College Hill
and two big lights at the smaller
reservoir on the butte to enable the
watchmen to detect anyone who
might seek to blow up the reservoirs
, to contaminate the water.
I A guard has been placed at tho
j headgatcs of tho power ditch above
Waltcrvllle and the patrol that has al
! ways been maintained along the ditch
i between the headgates nnd the hy.
dro.electric plant, a distance of three
mtlno haH lioon oitcmnnf nf A rln.ir
watch has also been placed on tha
power plant buildings and no one Is
allowed to enter the buildings or tha
enclosure surrounding them without
j a permit from the proper authorities.
1 1 T VJLT P T IT
wlliUII VV V . KJ
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Meeting 1 CmOlTOW
jrt Eugene Eugene Central
and Springfield Will Join
at the M. E. Church
An all-day union meeUng of the Eas
Rinrn Eiirn Central and tho
Springfield W ,C. T. U. will be held
! i k xfothnrfut hnrh tn.
morrow at whlcn tlme tho subject ot
Sabbath desecration and cigarette smo
kIns wJ1. D glvcn special consldern-
Uon The program follows:
" Devotional service led
'g Danford singing, Amor
I ' ' ' ' .. . Wnrk' Mr
tea. Paper, Evangelist work, Mrs.
Dr. Danford. This will he followed Mary B. Campbell together with oth
hv a naoer by Mrs. Horton on tho era to bo appointed later will constl-
snmo subject. Song, Raymond Ol-
born, IntroducUon ot strangers and
1:30 P. M: Devotional led by Mrs.
Jensen. Paper, What Shall We Do
for Our Children on Sunday Attornoon
Mrs. Alice Winters. Taper, Are
Christians Responsible for Sabbath
Desecration, Mrs. G. O. GarretL Song,
Dr. Adeline Ferris. Paper, Effect
of theClgarotto on tho User. Paper,
Physical and Mental Danger of the
UJgaren,u jura, uuujr " Mr8i j, w. Coffin, Rev S. A. Dantonl
Reading, Violet Reld. Singing, Star ftnd Mnj g A uanford; Miss Merlo
Spnngled Banner, High School girls. A NImni0('M1?8 Norma J. Sorenson,
Tho puWIc Is most cordlnlly Invited Mrs w Nf jong, Miss Amy Ellis Hoi
to attend those sessions. Dinner '
will bo served by tho Springfield la- rj.be (jrBt meeting of the now organic
dies. J zaUon will be held next Saturday at
Man Is Vlctum of Pneumonia
Charles Jenkins died at the local
hospital Thursday after a two-weoka'
Illness with pneumonia. Rev. Ferris
took charge ot the services at tha
chapel Sunday at 2:30 o'clock, tho
local I. O. O. F. order conducting the
Borvices at tho grave Tho recent
Mr. JonklnB and brother Frank have
beoa oniployed on tho J. Soavey
ranch for tho past year.
Much Interest Is Manefest by
Citizens Who Gathered
for Instructions . 1
OFFIpERS ARE ELECTED
Meeting Was Held at Bell Theaira
Saturday and Workings Explained j
by EuOene Members
Tho first step was taken Saturday
afternoon at a meeting of Springfield
ladies at tho Bell theatre, to organUo
an Auxiliary to the Lane county chap
ter of the National Red Cross associ
ation, at which time officers were
elected and application made for a
charter for a chapter to be known a
tho Springfield Auxiliary to the Lano
i The meeting was called to order
by Mrs, J. C. Dimm who after statin?
the object for which the ladles were
called together introduced E.D. Paint
of Eugene as the first speaker.
j Mr. Paine explained to the ladies
what the National Ited Cross organlz-
, ation stands for, what is necessary
to become a member and- what will
bo required of the members. Any
man, women, gin or boy Is eligible to
membership In the organization.
The RodCross is tho home branch
f 016 v navf
do not enroll to go to war, but they
enroll to do what they can at homo
to aid the boys in the acUve service
of the country by raising money awl
making equipment for the soldier
and army hospitals.
Any church can ihave their own
organization, and do their own work:
but are auxiliary to the local chap
ter In the town which chapter ls in.
turn auxiliary to the county organiza
tion. Mr. Paine said that the Chapter in
Eugene (had 260 members at 'the
P3 "m; and the imark. wa8u 80t
ai z.uuu lor uine cuuuiy. u tu"i.
ters outside of Eugene being aux.
lliary to the Eugene Chapter but a'l
would constitute the Lane county chap
ter of the National Red Cross Associ
ation of which Rev. H. W. Davis of
Eugene is tho president and Mrs. R. S.
Bryson secretary and W. P. Gordorf
Mrs. W. P. Boynton of Eugenen
plalncd ln detail the making of hos
piiai supplies auu iuo tuuyco
She quoted authority as saying" tnaf
pital supplies and the articles require
in the event of a great naval desaste?
there would not be sufficient hospital
supplies to last 24 hours.
I The Pacific Red Cross orfaalwUaa
is urging base hospitals. If Oteww
does start a base hospital It will cert
about J2.000, through which Inatruc.
tion will bo given as to the kind of
supplies to be made,
Mrs. P. L. Campbell ot Eugene said
that Eugene had been selected as a,
possible futuro hospital base,
The IollmB officers were elocted
M' Derntce Van Valzah, president;
Mrs. J. C. Dimm. secretary and treaa.
Miss Effie Rhodes and Mrs.
tuto a commltee on membership.
Those who signed up for member
ship Saturday are, Ella Spaun, Mrs.W.
L. Rouse, Mrs. L. K. Pago, Mrs. Mar
B. Campbell, Mrs. Helen Donaldson,
Esther Campbell, Vera Williams, Mrs.
C. E. Wheaton, Mrs. J. C. Dimm, Mrs.
George Catching, Mrs. Hannah Hill.
Eftlo J Rhodes, Mrs. Bernlco Van,
Valzah Mrs. R. H. Knox and Mrs. L.
Tho following have signed up To?
member8nlp today: Mr8. N. W. Emery.
tureo o ciocK.
Pioneers Not To Pay Game Llcensa a
The attention or pioneers oi uresoa
is called to tho fact that they aro not
required to pay for fishing and hunt.;,
Ing licenses under the present gam
laws. Numerous Inquiries aro an,
swored ln this manure by tho coun-
ty clerk. The only, roqulroment to
' prove thnt the applicant has lived la
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