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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1917.
VOL. XVI., NO. 4.
PASSED Bf SENATE
Prooldont Hno Powor to Fix
Pricos of Nocoositios and
to Opornto Minos
$2 MINIMUM FOR WHEAT
Prevents the Use of Food Commod
ities or' Feed In the Manuf
acture of Distilled Spirit!
Tho bill giving President Wilson
control over the food and fuel of tha
cpuntry Is now practically a law.. My
tho vote of CO to 7 Uio U. 8. Senate
yesterday afternoon adopted tho con
ference report, which la efrilvalont to
Uio passage of tho bill.
By Friday night tbo bill will go to
tho prosldont for his slgnaturo. So
Will tho food survey bill, tha confer
ence report upon which was unani
mously adopted juet following tho pas
ago of the control bill.
Digest of Food Measure
Tbo food and fuel inoasuro as pas
od by tho onnto, gives Uio prossldont
control over foodij. fuol (Including
fuel ,011 and natural gas), fertilizer
Ingredients, farm machlnory and tools.
Allows Uio president to llconso bus
iness and plants and to rovoka these
licensed, fannors nnd stockrnlsers bo
Jng exempt from this section. (
Authorizes and ompowors tho pres
ident through tho federal trado com-
mission to control, take over, and op-j
orato coal nnd coko mines and ,o
fix tho prlco. i v- I
Directs tho prosldont, when an em- '
orgency oxlstn, to fix ii minimum
nrlrft nf wlinnt. ntnkliii- flin minimum f
2 for No. 1 northern, for tbo 1918
crop, and allows him to enhnnco tbo
duty on foreign whoat to bring It to j
tho American prlco.
Prevents tho ubo of foods, fruits !
food tnntcrlnlH, or feeds In tho munuf
acturo of distilled spirits nnd allows
tho prosldont to limit tho alcoholic
contents of malt or vinous liquors.
Authorizes nnd dlrocts tho pros
ldont to commandeer dlstlllod spirits
us far ns uecossary for war use, thu
courts to dotormluo tho prlco.
Directs tha president to spend ? 10,
000,000 for nitrates and soil thorn to
farmers at cost
Prevents mombers of Uio advisory
commission of tho council of national !
dofonso from participating In govern
Punishes hoarding and destruction
of foodstuffs and speculation.
Allows tho prosldont to close grain
exchanges, boards of trado, otc, In
ordor to provont speculation.
Authorizes tho prosldont to requisi
tion suppllos for tho army and navy.
Authorizes htm to buy, store and
noil wheat, flour, moat, beans and
Allows him to tko over fnctorlos,
packing bousos, plpo linos, mlnos or
other plants nnd opornto thorn, v
Tho sum of 2,C00,000 Is provldod
for running oxpouscs and $150,000,000
to enrry out tho work of tho wholo
Tho food control ceases at tho expir
ation of tho war.
Infant Dies at Waltervllle
, Tho six month's old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. It. G. Koozor, of Walter-
died Monday morning. Tho
sorvlcos woro hold Tuesday
morning with Intormont in Uio Mt.
Carl Pettyplace Goes to Bremerton.
' CnrI Pettyplaco, son of Mr. and
Mrs, II, 13. Pottyplaco who llvo on a
ranch noar Sprlngflold, was sont to
Bremerton yostorday for training In
tho naval militia which part of tho
sorvlco ho Joined oomo tlmo ago.
Former Residents Return
, Mr. and Mrs. David Smith, who for
Uio last two yoars bavo boon living
on tholr farm noar Junction City, havo
.roturnod to Sprlngflold to rosldo, Thoy
will llvo in tholr property on F atroot
liPlwoer Silh m:l Swonth Btroota.
LEAVE FOR CLATSKANIE
i i i
Pt M. Shroud Will Do Superintend
ent of Public Schools
Mr, und Mrs, P. M. Stroud shipped
their household goods Tuesday fur
tlmlr now homo ut Clutskntila whoro
Mr. Htroud has boon elected to tha
position of suptirlntondont of tho pub
He schools. Before going to Oats
lialiio thoy will upend a fow ilnys
vUltliiK Mr, HtroudV rolittlvuii nt
Plcmmnl Mill and will also Hpond a
fow diiyH visiting In Portland.
Tho family baa lived in Sprlngflo'd
for tho past four yen. During this
tlmo Mr. Htroud was principal In tho
high school huro and took soino work
In tho university. This year be com
pluted his course nt the University
of Oregon. Hu Is also a graduate
of tho Stnto Normal school at Mon
WILL USE 1C4 SIGN BOARDS
Contract Is Let to Coast Culvert Com
panV for Qulde Potts
Ono hundred and four metal sign
boards for marking distances In this
county have been ordered from tho
coast cuivort manufacturing com
pany, of Portland. Tbo background
of tho boards will bo black with raised
aluminum letter. Cedr posts eight
feet long and set In tho ground three
or four foot will bo used to mount
tho guldo boards on.
As soon oh tho boards are shipped
to Eugene thoy will bo set up at
tho 72 Intersections In tho county.
At nomo places thore will bo two or
three but In most of tho places only
ono will bo used.
It Suffering From Lumbago
Dr. H. P. Mortcnson, of this place
Ib suffering from n severe attack of
O. N. G. Passes
to U. S. Control
'4500 Mon Affected by Change;
Can Now Be Sent to For
No formality marked tho transi
tion of tho Oregon national guard
from Its status as state troops to
federal service Monday.
Tho chango cumo automatically un
der tho prorlslous of tho national do
feuso act and It made It posBobla
for President Wilson to send tbo erst-
while guard out of tho United States
for ""vlco. This could not bo done
while tho guard retained Its stnto
Intntua. Aiinrnvlmntnlv ifinn mnii ivi.rn
nffected by tho change.
Thoso unltH which became federal
I rod Included;
Third Oregon Infantry, Colonol
John L. May, commanding.
Oregon const artlllory corps Colonol
C. O. Hammond commanding.
First sepuruto cavalry squadron,
comprising four troops, Major Charles
12. McDonoll, commnndlug, ns follows:
Troop A, Captuln Cicero F. Ho
gnu; troop II, Captuln Charles E.
GJodstod, nnd troop C, Cnptnln
Thomas Mngulrc, nt Portland; troop
D, Cnptnln Loo It. Caldwell.
First Bopnrato batallon of ongl
noors, Major II. A. Drnndon com
manding, as follows:
Company A, Captain W. C. Par
rlsh; company II, Captain Lesllo W.
Murray, and company C. Captain Stan
Flold artillery, comprising battery
A, Captuln Dort V. Clayton, and bat
tery B, Captain Charles L. JohnBon.
Flold hospital company, Major
Return From Trip to Newport
Mra. S. A. Danford, of Springfield
and Mrs. Will Hartman, and little
son, Will, of Livingston, Montana, ro
turnod Monday evening from a two
wooks trip to Nowport. Mrs. Hart
man 1b visiting horo with hor paronts
Roverond and Mrs. S. A. Danford.
8afq at Waltervllle Refuses to Open
O. A. Sachs, oxport aafo re
pair man at tho Eugono dun store was
called to Waltorvlllo Saturday to fix
tho aafo In tho postofflco which ro
fusod to opon. Ho auccodod In op
ening tho door nnd adjusted the lock.
YOUTHFUL SCOUTS OPERATE RAPID FIRE GUNS
Photo by American Preit Association,
Not to bo behind if their turn to answer tbe call to duty ever comes, this
trained In the uso of tbo rapid lire guns.
Seek to Recover Damage Ag
gregating $192,000 for
Broach of Contract
The Booth-Kolly Lumber company
hogun suit In the circuit court in
Portland Saturday for tbo recovery
of $192,000 damages from tho Oregon
and California Railroad company for
an alleged breach of contract In tho
salo of timber lands contalnod In tho
Oregon and California land grant.
Tho lumber company states that
In 1901 an agreement was made bo
tween tho two companies whoroby
tho lumber company should purchase
70,000 acres of timber land In Linn
and Lnno counties with a clear title.
In 1008 tho government brought suit
against the railroad company for tho
forfeiture of certain lands under the
Oregon and California land grant of
18GG on tho grounds that the railroad
company had violated tho Bottler's
claim by selling tho land at mora than
$2.r0 yon ncre nnd for selling It to
others than nctual settlers. Tho
umber company states that they were
to pay $10 per acre for tho land.
In order to got a clear Utla to the
laud tho Booth-Kelly company paid
the government $2.50 an aero for it
and now seeks to recover that amount
from tho railroad company.
BOY MAY BE TRANSFERRED
Frank Crawford, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. M. Crnwford, of West Spring
field, who Joined the Hospital corps
about six weeks ago has received
notlco that bo will bo transferred
from the Hospital corps to a. position
of stcnogrnphor and book keoper In
Washington, D." C. Somotlmo boforo
Joining tho Hospital corps Mr. Craw
ford tried to get such a position but
liuil Heard nothing concerning it slnco.
Word Ikib not been recolved stating
whother ho will tako tho offor but
ho will probably do so. Mr. Crawford
has neon stationed for tho last Uiroo
wooks nt iho Post Hospital, Prosldlo,
In San Francisco. Other Sprlngflold
boys In tho same corps aro: Fern Sid
woll, Ray Mulligan, Vanco Cagley,
Frank Casteol, and Roy Vincent.
Mr. Crawford Is a compotont stonog
raphor and bookkooper having gono
to school at tho Eugeno Business Col
lego. Former Resident Very III
Word has boen recolvod by Mrs.
L. May, of Sprlngflold, that her broth
er Frod Moshlor is vory sick with
pneumonia in a Portland hospital. Mr.
Moshlor formerly lived In Sprlngflold
having boon a partner in tho grocory
firm of Millar and Moshlor. He la
now living In Portland'.
Home From Weed
Oran Meats, who has boen employ
ed at Wood, California, for tho paat
year, arrivod Sunday ovonlng for a
visit with relatives. Hla brothor,
Lovi Meats, who has Jolnod tho Alva
tlon corps will leavo noxt Monday,
NEW lOIGING ROAD
FOR MILL AT DONNA
Members Hope to Erect a New
and Much Larger Plant
Some Time in Future
In anticipation of great activity In
the lumber business during the next
fow years, the Mohawk Lumber com
pany, which owns a sawmill at Donna
and largo tracts of timber land in
tho mountains adjoining, is prepar
ing to resume operations at the mill
and for tho purposo of facilitating
the transportation of the logs to the
mill Is rebuilding tho old tramway,
making a modern logging railway out
of it, laying steel rails in place of Uio
woodon-Trams. Tho rebuilt logging
railway will probably extend back
Into the hills for a distance of two
miles A crew of ten men Is at work
on the railway' and It is probable that
when more difficult construction is
encountered further back a much
larger crew will be employed.
The Mohawk Lumber company
owns every alternate section of tim
ber for miles back Into the mountains
from Donna, tho other sections being
owned by tho Oregon nnd California
H. C. Auld, a member of tho com
pany, said yesterday that ft is Uio
intention of starting tho old mill up
again lato In the fall and it is hoped
to erect a new and much larger plant
some timo in tho tuturo.
Mr. Auld stated It is his opinion
that tho lumber business will con
tinue to be good for a period of at
least several years to come.
BOYS AT PRESIDIO WRITE
Ray Mulligan and Fern Sldwell Write
to Brother Odd Fellows
Will Bishop, of this city, is in re
colpt of a letter from Fern Sldwell
and Ray Mulligan, members of tho
Hospital corps stationed at San Fran
cisco. Tho boys who are members
of tho locnl Odd Fellows lodge say
that thoy havo mot sovernl Odd Fel
lows among tho boys nt tho hospital
whoro they aro stationed and that
thoy aro all fino follows.
Tho six boys who loft Sprlngflold
togothor aro still together but expect
to bo separated soon. Thoy havo
seen Jules V. Wooley, also of Sprlng
flold, who belongs to the 12th Infan
try and also Peter Chase, formerly
of Springfield. Tho boys all llko
tho training fine.
House Undergoing Repairs
Tho houso owned by L. K. Hall at
Sovonth and B Btroota which was
damagod by flro on Uio Fourth of
July Is undergoing ropatrs. Prac
tically all of tho uppor floor will havo
to bo mado ovor and repairs to tho
windows and doors will havo to bo
mado on tho lower floor.
Government Car Leaves.
Tho Intoratato Commorce Commis
sion car carrying party No. 8, which
has boon hero for aovoral days loft
Monday morning. Tho party la mak
ing an appraisal of Southorn Pacif
ic railroad property. Party No. 8
was composed of twolvo mon.
detachment of boy scouts la being
MOTHER PASSES AWAY
Mr. Sarah Howard Die at Home
of Son, N. L. Howard, in This City
Mrs. Sarah Howard, of this city,
died Monday afternoon at the home
of her Bon, N. L. Howard. Mrs,
Howard had been an invalid for some
Ume having broken her hip In a fall
evoral years ago. She was taken
seriously 111 last Thursday and grad
ually grew worse until she died.
Mrs. Howard had been confined to
her bed for the past two years and
for the last 14 months had made
her home with her son, in this city.
I She was 66 years of age. The fun
eral was held Wednesday afternoon
at Harrisburg, her former home.
Mrs. Howard is . survived by three
children; Norman L. Howard, of
Springfield; Mrs. Nora Harm son, of.
Brodget, Oregon, and Mrs. Nettle
Davis, of Portland.
Hit With Student
Rhodes Scholar, Back From EngJ
land Says Women "Take
Hold" of War Problems
Luton Ackerson, of Coburg, Rhodes
scholar at Oxford university from the
University of Oregon, has returned
from England with some definite ide
as of the effect of the war on the
"tight little Isle." Many of tho city
men, he says, are comparatively help
less In the food production campaign
forced on England by Uio submarines;
but he admires the way the girls have
taken hold and helped out the farm
Plowgirls, ho says, aro bocomtng
common. Young women from tho
city havo formed the custom of going
out Into the country and doing their
part in the cultivation of the soil.
The Zeppelin Is accomplishing noth
ing of military significance, Mr. Ack
erson believes. "In this matter," he
said, "I admire tho sanity of the Eng
lish people. They seem willing to
let the Zeppelin raids stand out as a
mark of the difference between the
English and tho German method of
dealing with tho enemy."
Spend Sunday In Albany
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Holbrook and
son spent Sunday In Albany visiting
with relatives. Their daughter, Dor
othy, who had been'vlslUng there for
a week roturnod with them. Miss
Mao Tillman of Albany a nleoe of
Mrs. Holbrook camo with them for
a woek'a visit
Black Arctic Apples Keep Well
J. T. Donaldson of this city brought
I ono of last year's Black Arctic apples
Into the ottlco yesterday which has
kept perfectly for eleven, months. Mr.
Donaldson Baya: that all Uio apploB
kopt Just as woll as this samplo .and
ho aUll has a box ot the apples left.
Transfer Horso Dlea
Ono of thq horses belonging to John
Parrlsh, which he, used with the trans
fer wagons died, Sunday, Last Wed
nesday the horse was injured when
It became tangled in the hallor and
when found its head was pinned un
der his body.
UNCLE SAM'S LAUD
FORCES NOW TOTAL
Regulars Expected to Bo at Full -War
Strength This Week
MILITIA IS IN SHAPE, TOO.
Men Called in Draft Will Be Used to
Army Formed j
Treo quarters of a million men
Tuesday night were wearing Uncle
Sam's khaki. The regular army needs
but 2100 to fill Its ranks. Tho na
tional guard, ot approximately 447,000
total strength, is all mustered in.
Recruiting Is to bo continued with
vigor, however for there will be fur
ther vacancies in the national guard
before the federal surgeons get
through with the examination of these
Equipment and cantonments, Sec
retary Baker declares, will bo ready
as soon as the men are.
Regulars Near Quota
It was generally 'expected that the
regular army would reach Its full
strength yesterday . All of the regi
ments except some of those most re
cently authorized are now filling up.
In the newer regiments there are ap
proximately 17,000 vacancies. But
there are 14,000 and more recruits
at various depots being trained to
take their places In the regiments
chat need them..
The regular army recruiting serv
ice has taken over the work of re
cruiting for the national guard in
many places throughout Uie country,
where the quotas for the regulars
have been overfilled.
The war department says that about
one half of the men accepted for the
regulars and the national guard are
men who do not come within the
Drafted Men Have Chance
As men subject to draft are al
lowed to enlist with the regulars or
the guard until they have been final
ly called for the national army, it is
not expected that recruiting will fall
off to any appreciable extent.
"The government still needs men.
said Secretary Baker, "for both the
national guard and Uie regular army.
Of course, it would prefer men for
these branches to be outside the draft
ages. These men will be needed to
fill the vacancies that are bound to
occur as soon asthe regulars and Uie
guard get into action. They must
be trained, of course before they can
be sent to France."
Count to Be Made
Tho full strength of the national
guard as it came Into the federal
service was 13,093 officers and 419,
S34 enlisted men. The division com
manders have been directed to re
port to the war department Just how
many short of these numbers tho
national guard will fall when all re
quirements have been met.
The difference between this full
authorized strength and thd actual
number finally mustered will be made
up from those subject to draft for
the national army.
Walter Wllmot Rests Eatter
Walter Wllmot, of L'oona, was sever
ely Injured last Saturday, when his
head was crushed., Mr. Wllmot was
formerly of Springfield and Uie people
in this community will be glad to
know that he is resting easier now.
Sprlnfoflfcld Girl Marries
Eldon M. Warner, of Fall Creek and
Shirley W, More, of. Springfield were
married at the Molhodist parsonage
In Eugene Saturday, Reverend Georeo
H. Parkinson1 officiating.
Jailor Moves to HarrUburg
Karl Helnrich who has been in the
tailoring, business here for the past
three months left toilay for Harrtah
burg whoro he will conduct a tailor
ing shop. '