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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1917.
VOL. XVI., NO. 36.
Exorclnos Hold In Morning nnd
Aftornoon to Honor Horoos
Dond nnd Living
! mitlulug cloned, and tho pom office
LOCAL G. A. R. IN CHARGE and Htoivs doing no luminous except
. Ing for a couplo of hours In tho morn
" " " ' Ing. Tho weitthor wan Ideal and
Speaker Honor Soldlon and Sailor
Who Dlod for Country; Mounds
at Cemetery Decorated
Meiuorlul day wiih observed with
n miumlugly groutur Molomnlty yester
day than Iiuh characterized tho occaa
Ion for some yours piiNt. Tho knowl
odgo thut perhupH before long tho
Knives of some inoro of their own
dear ones would bu decorated on Mom
orlal day an thouu of lieroes dead,
led those who nttoudod, tho Horvlcos
nt tho Laurel Mill cemetery In tho
morning uud at tho mill ruco brldgu
In tho afternoon to' find now meunlns
In tho ceremonies.
Tho morning Horvlco waB begun by
O. M. Dorlty, quartermaster and ad
jutant of tho local I). A. It. post by
the reading of (lenoral Orders number
five. Mr. Dorlty and Chaplain Osnian (
J. Laugdon gave tho rltuallBtlc no--'
lco uud deposited a flag at each gruvti
vJillo five llttlo glrlH, llolen and l.u-i
clln Illchmond, Edna Kinsley, Illanchn
Raudall, and Tholma Arnott, Btrowed
flowers ou the mounds marking tho
last resting places. James Inmnn,
post comaudcr, was prosent at tho
xorvlcca, uud uslHttnl In tho rites.
William C. llorton acted as flag bear
Tho mala address of tho morning
was given by Uovorond Henry C.
Btliell, who spoke first of the tor j
rtblo thlunlug out of tho ranks of tin .
old soldiers. A portion of Ills tulk
"We read In tho word of God that
all of tin are strangers nnd pllgrlmn
In this country. It Is not our abiding
God will deal with you Jtint
ns ho has dealt wltli other men. ft ,
Is absloutoly necessary that you inuko
n distinct acknowledgment to iiim. i
Tho speaker stated that ho believed
there would actually bo sovorul hunil- begin to rcallzo what this war means,
red thousand American men uxposod i bollovo thu boyB will bo wnkoned up
to tho dread machines for destroying jUHt n8 thoy woro In thoso other try
human llfo, lu tho present war and jnK Uays." Mr. JetiBen then welcomed
that on ovory nnnu more wnuiu no
lualruod veterans who would take tliu'Cumn, whoso patriotic spirit ho com-
place of tho pnsslng ones and take mondod. The singing of "America"
u,) their work. J opened tho meeting.
"God muketh tho wrath of mnn to i the speech of tho evening, M. C.
praise Him and out of this terrible j Dressier Bald that Uio nation had
war much good la bound to como . . . . found It necessary to enter this war
and at the wlndup this country will j n8 a last resort, snd that the Amer
the tha arbiter with God's hand at jCan peoplo realize that wo are flgh
"You," he aald to tho veterans,
"fought to proservo tho Integrity ol
the groatest democracy of tho world.
We Iiovo eutored this world war for
the preservation of democracy, and I
when It Is ovor, tho peoples of all
nations will unite In a grand universal
Aftor tho addresB, tho company
pledged allegiance to tho flag, aftor could bo Inculcated In the minds of
which "Tho Star Spangled Banner" . each othor, lodgeB and like organlza
was sung. Uovorond Etholl pro-, Hons began to spring up, and tho
nouncod tho benediction. Thon tho 1 snmo spirit broke through Uio walls
various comrades deposited flowers lu and began to bo practised outBldo. To
tho name of the organizations to which duy, tho nations which havo not tnkea
they belong. brothorly lovo into nccount, nnd who
A significant foaturo of Uio moan- have rushed Into this horrible war,
Ing of Decoration day wnB rovoalod
when J. W. Perkins nnd J. H. Brum
motto strowod flowors on tho grave
In tho county plot, most of which
would not othorwlso have boon touch'
At 2:30 in tho afternoon, Rovorond
Chris II. Jenson was tho spoakar at assist in broakltig down tho barriers
n short ItnproBslvo Borylco Tor tho j, which havo boon erected for the des
aollor dead at tho South Socond street tructlon of mankind. Aftor tho war
mlllmco brldgo. Adjutant C. M. Dor- Is ovor, wo can tako our brother by
lty wna In chargo thoro. Miss Ruby , the hand in brotherly lovo."
jSen&cnoy, Mrs. C. F. Egglmann, Rev. Tho loyalty of tho American people
. orend and Mrs. C. II. Jonson, and T. i to our flag, and how tho Woodmen of
W. Aniott sang "Just Doforo the Battle , the World has always been a patrlo
Mother," and Tenting Tonight." Rev . tlo organization, woro tho themes of
orend Ethell offered a proyor, thon 1 an address by District Doputy Kenedy,
Mr, Jensen made bis short talk, In who said wo should practlco patriotism
part Afl follows 1 Villas woll as preach It,
"People who live Inland aro pronoj Other featuros of tho program woror
to bellttlo that sorvico which has had a recitation, "Your Flag and My Flag,''
a great deal to do with upholding tho B. A, Washburne; "A Hobo's Lament,"
nation's integrity, We should in Rovorond Jensen; "Tho Sovon Invlnc
doed boar this branch of sorvico nl- tables," by Rovorond Jousen; and tho
ways in mind .,..tho navy Is a part ! national hymn by tho audlonco.
of tho Grand Army organization. So A banquet was sorved after tho
often wo forgot that tho navy and. program. Tho committee In chargo
marines aro Includod, Thoso are was R. M. MUlor, L. E. Thompson,
Uio brandies on which wo aro dopond and J. E. Edwards.
Iiik now .... tlm first lino of dofcniio,
Our Bailors nro always on thu Job. AM
honor to tlm grand old men who up
hold tho flag and who stopped to thu
front when needed."
Mr. JoiiHort said ho hoped and proy
od that when IIiIh war shnll ho cloned,
that peace for which tho nation hnvo
hocn longing hIihII ho realized, and
that nil men shall llvo together nH
W'hllu tho singers gnvo tho "Touting
ToiiiKht." children strewed flowers on
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' Bpoakur cloned tho services.
Tho day wiih observed generally
throughout Hid r.ltv. Ilie hiuikM ri i
many people took ndvnntngu of tin
holiday to go plcnlclng of uutoino
hlllng. LOCAL MASONS TAKE TRIP
Six Brother! Accompany Eugene Mem
ben to Albany Tuesday Eve
Eugene lodgo number 11, A. F. (L
A. M. wont to Albany Gl Htrong Tuns-
duy ovenlng, and there visited St.
JoIiiih lodgo number 17 and conferred
tho Master Mutton degree on a can
dldato. A special wiih chartered, and
the visiting brothers left Eugene at
0:15, returning home at 2:00 A. M.
After tho degree wuh conferred, vis
itors and hosts partook of an elegant
bainiuet, and a splendid time was en
joyed by tho 300 Masons preaent.
TIioho In attendance from MiIb city
were: C. K. Swnrts. C. E. Wheaton.
W. I., McCulloch, W. F. Walker. C.
II. Jcuhcii, and Marry M. Stewart.
Timoly Talks Given, and Much
"Wo have not yot gotten down ti
tho scrlousnesH of those times," said
Itcverend Chris II. Jensen In his ad
dress of welcome ut the Woodmen of
tho World patriotic meeting Tuesday
ovenlng. "When our Boldlor boys
uro being sent homo to bo burled, then I
wo will begin to rcllzo
mennH,;' ho continued
Wo havo '
heard that the patriotism of '70, lSia,
si, and '98 is lucking. Whon wn I
thoso present ou boba.r or tlio local
Ing for tho principals of right niiJ
Juatlco for their fallow men. In a
symbolical wyy, Mr. Dressier par
tially outlined tho growth of this na-
tij)n, dhowUig tiat aggrandtzconont
has novor boon our aim, nnd how fin-
nlly tho doctrino of brothorly love bus
como to bo our guiding star. At
this tlmo, whon men began to realize
that tho principles of brothorly lovo
nro reaping tho roward of misery
"This nation Is founded upon the
prlnclpnlos of right, nnd It cannot
rail, and I bollovo that this Is tho
ond or war. Men will now get to
gothor und arbitrate tholr dlfforoncos.
It Is our boundon duty that wo go and
I'liclo by Alnerlinn Vrrnn Ainoclatlon.
Two Hiitl-ulrcrnft guns mounted on n motorcar now part of tho equipment of the New York police, wbo are
prewired for n surprise nttnek by aeroplane or Zeppelins.
NEXT SATURDAY EVE
Baccalaureate Sermon to Usher
in Tenth Annual Commen
cement Week of S. H. S.
Tho baccalaureate sermon to be giv
en ut tho Methodist church by tho
Uovorond S. A. Danford next Sunday
evening, will usher In tho tenth an
nual graduation week of tho Spring'
field high school, the main excrcisos
and awarding of diplomas to be held
on Friday night, Juno 8.
Music for the occasion will be fur
nished by a high school girls' chorus
under tho leadership of Mrs. B. G.
Van Vnlzah and Mrs. J. E. Illchmond.
Tho latter will also alng a solo, Tho
Junior girls will decorato tho church,
and tho Junior boys will probably act,wltl military tactics a thomo and In
as ushers for their dignified fellow
Green nnd pink, tho class colors
1 will probably predominate In the dec-
orations, nnd nulla n number o froso
should be available by that time If
tho sunshlno continues. The Caroline
TeBtout roso Is tho class flower.
Miss Lillian Mulligan Is president
of tho class of 1917. Will Machen is
vice president Miss Edna Piatt Is
secretary, and Floyd Bartlett has kept'
n tight rein on the class flnnnces dur-!
ing tho past months. Thl year's
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from the local high school, there being
17 on tho clnss roll. Last year has
tho record, with 19 graduates.
Mrs. Adell Ewer
Passed on Sunday
Native of this City Died at Ash
land After Short Illness;
Was Buriod Tuesday
After a short Illness, Mrs. Adell
Ewer of Sprlngflold, died Sunday, May
27, ut Ashland, Oregon. The body
arrived in Eugene Monday ovenlng,
and was laid to rest in Mulkey cemo
tory Tuesday afternoon, after funeral
sorvlcos hold at tho Voatch and Gor-
don chnpel at 2 o'clock, Reverend
Chris H. Jenson being in chargo.
Mrs. Ewer was a daughter of Mr.
und Mrs. P. M. McPhorson of Spring
field DeBldos hor husband Howard
Ewor, and parents sho lonvos threu
brothers, Seth, Wnltor and Wado Mc
Phorson, und two slstors, Vlnnlo and
Lula McPhorson. R. W. Ewor of tin
Homo Rostraunt of this city was u
Mrs. Ewer was a native of Sprlng
flold, having been born on tho Mc
Phorson placo north of Sprlngflold,
Fobruary 9, 1891. Sho lived hero
until hor marriage to Howard Ewer
Novembor 13, 1912. Mr. and Mrs.
Ewor moved to Ashland In tho fall
of 1913, whore thoy roslded unUl her
death. Docoasod attended tho publio
school in this ctty, and Joined tho
Christian church hero in 1905. Many
friends mourn her oarly death.
Will Clark's Father Dead
W11 Clark recolved a tologram to
day saying that his father, A. N.
Clark, dlod at 1:00 o'clock this morn
ing at Alexandria, Indiana. Mr,
Clark, senior, has been ill with par
alysis for sonio time, Ho was a
member of tho Odd Follow lodgo.
GUN FOR HOSTILE AIRCRAFT
APPEAL OF CITIZENS
Six Local Men Anxious to Build
Stronc OrcfiniMtirm Hnrfi;
Meeting Saturday Eve
When the soldiers and mllitamen
are ordered into service, our home int
crests are left without protection.
Recognizing this fact, companies of
"Home Guards" have been organized
in the cities, towns and villages of
our country. Springfield has no such
organization, but should have. Thos
beyond the age of military service
can thus do their little bit Business
and professional men can thus help
to protect the community. Young
mim liable to draft in two or three
months can thus become acquainted j
crease ineir opportunity lor promotion
in the regular service.
At the civic banquet held Monday
night, men of all ages responded en
thusiastically to the proposition. There
are men among us, Spanish War Vet
erans, Ex Army and Navy Men, as
well as college men, who aro acquaint
cd wl the latest military tactics, so
"ml "i" '
liave the best organization or its kind
in 11,0 8tat0' J
Wo have therefore taken tt upon I
ourselves to can a meeting faaturoay
evening, June 2d. at 8 P. M. at thj
oi.l Onera House for th
Opera House for tho organization
of a company of Home Guards. B?
on hand and become a charter mem
ber. All able bodied men above 16
years or age will be eligible for mem
borshlp. Remember the time and
Respoctfully yours, Rev. Chris H.
Jenson, Chas. E. Swarts, B. A. Wash
burno, D. S. Deals, II. E. Walker, E.
NAVY MOVIE COMING HERE
Government to Send 2,000 Foot Film
on June 18; Torpedo to Follow
On Monday, Juno IS, from 1:30 p. m.
to 11:30 p. m., government moving
pictures or tho navy will bo shown
at tho Bell theatre In tills city, ac
COrdlns to word rocolvcd by Postmast
er Harry M. Stowart from Assistant
Surgeon E. K. Scott of tho U. S. Navy.
There nro 2,000 feet of reel, and an
experienced navy man will give an ex
planatory talk' to show ond explain
tho pictures which will be glvon In ad
dition to tho regular show. The pic
tures aro froe, but admission will bo
charged to the scheduled show as
usual, and will probably bo ten cent?
for that date.
According to the letter to Mr. Stew
art, tho navy department also has
an automobtlo assigned for transport
ing a torpedo through this district.
The torpodo will arrive here ono week
after the data of the pictures.
Allison Home Burns
i A residence occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Allison and daughter Thel
ma, at Springfield Junction, burned
to tho ground at noon Monday, whon
a blaze Btarted from whero the stovo-
'plpe goes through tho roof. Pract
ically everything was saved, except
ing threo bedsteads and a mattress
which wero upstairs. Mrs. Allison
was 111, but succeeded In helping to
drag the household goods outsldo. The
family has moved Into tho Leo house
also at Uio Junction.
PLAN CLASS DAY PROGRAM
Seventeeners Invite Public to Free
Exercises Monday Evening
Tho class of Seventeen will hold
its Class Day Program In the high
Bchool assembly room Monday even
ing. June 4. at elcht o'clock. The
public I8 invited, and there is no ad-
. mission charge.
Tho program Is as follows: 1.
Song by the audience "America."
2. Class History Head by Lewis Gran
,dy. 3. Class Prophecy Fayo Smith
and Ruth Scott. 4. Quartett Grad
uating Song. 5. Class poem. 6.
Class Will. 7. Piano Duet. 8. Mar
rlage of Miss Class of Soventecn to
Those who make up the Bridal
Party are: Bride Miss Class of Seven
teen (Esther Brattain.) Groom Mr.
Success (Lewis G randy); Father of
the Bride Mr. Seventeen (Bill Ma -
chen); Mother of he Bride Mrj.
Seventeen (Grace Thomas) ; Maiden
Aunty of the Bride Miss Seventeen
(NinaBoesen); Maid of Honor Miss
Best Wishes (Edna Piatt); Best Man
Mr. Perseverance (Virgil Signor) ;
Minister Rev. Prosperity (Lillian
Mulligan); Brides Maids: Miss Fnith
(Berttio Bruce), Miss Hope (LuclH
Smith). Miss Charity (Ruth Lans -
bery), Miss Love (Faye Smith);
Groom's Attendants: Mr. Knowledge
(Floyd Bartlett), Mr. Wisdom (Bill
nn,iontmt Mr Hnnn. mu MnKwiv
, , i
mr. irmn; ning nearer .miss u.a -
tuond (Ruth Scott); Train Bearers:
Do Etta Aneollne Fischer:
r lower Aiaias: Kara Kinsiey, uon -
I stance Rebhan Alice Bouchard, Dor
ris Glrard; Pianist Lcota McCrack
en. Police Officers
Informed of Duty
Are Required to Render Every
Assistance in Execution
of War Census Law
A communication Just received by
Mayor Morrison from Adjutant Gener
al George A. White, calls attention
to the duties of police officers In' con
nection with the coming war census
An excerpt from the letter follows:
You aro advised that paragraph 16
of the Registration RegulaUons pro
scribed by tho President, reads as fol
"Police officers of any grado or
class, of town, township, county, or
Stato, and all officers or agents of
the Federal Government aro required
to render every assistance In tho ex
ecution of this law. It is especially
mado tho duty of such, police officers
to see that all male persons within
the designated ages have registered
and to report thoso who havo not
registered to the proper registration
board for such action as may bo nec
essary. Police officers may require
any porson subject to registration to
oxhlblt his registration certificate."
I am directed by Governor Withy
combo to request that you notify all
concerned of their duties therein. Par
ticular attention Is Invited to tho duty
of police officers to boo that all male
nersons within the designated ages
havo registered, and to report thoso
who have not registered to the proper
registration board for such action as
may bo necessary. These reports
will be made to the sheriff of tho
Inasmuch as the registration in the
State does not occur until Juno '5, 1917
tho active duties of all police otflcors
In this connection will not become ef
fectlvo until that date.
MADE FOR Y.M.G.A.
About 70 Citizens Enjoy Banquet
and Arrange to Help in
CASH ALSO IS SUBSCRIBED
J. M. Williams and other Speakers
Outline Immense Good Done Sol'
dlers by Christian Influences 1
About $13 monthly for the period
'of the war was pledged to the army
Y. M. C. A. work, at a fino banquet
served by the Red Cross ladies and
f.enjoyed by about 70 men last Monday
evening. The affair was held in the
W. O. W. hall and was given for tho
purpose of furthering the national
movement to establish Y. M. C. A.
headquarters In U. S. army camps
The real purpose was expressed by
John M. Williams, tho speaker of the
evening, when he said: "It now be
hooves us to make the training camp
'as comfortable as possible, and to
throw around the men such Influence
that will preserve their real manhood
and Integrity, so that when they corni
home, they will be as sturdy ani
strong men as when they left us," Be
sides the monthly sums pledged, about
$10 was raised In cash at tho banquet.
"There axe many people la tho
United States today who do not real
ize the condition of affairs" said Mr.
Svilllams In hl8 talk which followed
"There will soon b3
armies put into the training camp for
U'ar greater many times than the sum
frof all Ihe men. women, and children.
in the state of Oregon.
j, "Germany has taken the world by
"e throat, and is saying 'Obey me.
t It behooves us to prepare to combat
j this, thing. We have been a peaceful
( people, but over there, Germany has
jeen training for 20 years. When
the Kaiser went on the throne. It was
, predicted that his great ambition was
i to becomea second Alexander the
, Great. It now becomes necessarv
; break down that ambition. In tnU
1 country, men everywhere are now - go-
" i.o..mo .-w ,
"There are times when in the camps
time will hang heavy and tho boya
can then avail themselves of the work
being dono by the field Y. M. C. A.
At "the Y. M. tent, the boys can write
letters, read magazines and dally
papers, and play games."
A. R. Gray, secretary of the Eugene
city Y. M. C, A., who made a short
tolk. said that the Y. M. C. A. is bet
ter prepared to do this work, than
Is the government to go to Europe
to fight the GermanB. Ho told of the
Y. M. C. A- hutn in the German and
P Russian camps, and of what tho or
ganization did In this country last
summer when the men were sent to
Dr. S. A. Danford, who presided at
the meeting, showed how by aiding
the establishment of these headquar
ters, we can all do our bit in reaching
even the firing line.
Tho awful results which may take
place, when tho soldiers are not pro
tected by the proper Influence, was
briefly touched on by Reverend Chris
tH. Jensen who saw a comrade who
entered the Philippine service when
ho did, ruin his life through bad as
sociations, and then go home to greet
his father, a minister, and his mother
as a degraded boy, not at all tho youth
thoy had given to their country. The-
speaker said that more men died from
diseame and immorality than from
any other cause. He thpn stated
that he had been asked to present
the proposition for which they bad
teen Invited, that is, that finances
wero needed for the establishment and
maintenance of Y. M. C. A. headquar
ters in the field
' The following men wero appolntoi
members of a committee to take
hohargo of the work In Springfield: J,
C. Holbrook, Fenner Travis, and Yancsj
Butte Falls Teacher Here
Miss Mabel Johnson, who has been
teaching at Butte Falls, has beea
spending a few days at tho home of
Miss Darbara Boiler. Mlsa Johnson
was enrouto to hor homo at Monmouth.