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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 1917.
VOL. XVI., NO. 80,
REV. G. H. JENSEN
Pnntor of Chrl3tlnn Church, of
Springflold, Rocoivoa Commis
sion of First Lloutonnnt
POST NOT ASSIGNED YET
Has Deon Asked to Deliver Thanki.
giving Sermon at Union Meeting
Lieutenant Ilovonmd CliMn II. Jen
nou, pastor of thu Christian cliurch
of Springfield urrlvod lust evening
from Hun Francisco whuro ho hns
boon In trulnlnK at thu Second Off I
cora Training camp ut thu Presidio
for thu past throo months, on a fur
IoukIi of about 17 days.
Kovorond Jonaon camo to Spring
fluid an pastor of thu Christian church
In Octobor. 1010. On Junu 1st, 1917
ho organized tho Homo Uuurd In
Springflold, of which ho was niado
captain. Thla organization, liowovor
disbanded after llovurond JoiiHon'a
Hovorend Jonaon lias had aovon
oars military oxporlonce, liavliiR
boon In tho Unltud Stntos Navy for
fivo years and In tho California Nut
Jonal Guard for two years,
Whon hu luft SprliiKfluld Mr. Junson
-wna glvun n P0 dnya leuvo of iibHonco
hy tho church In cubu that for Homo
rmiHon hu ahould ruturn from thu
I'rcHldlo. . ,
Out of 3f iippllcntloiiH from Lane
:ounty, only tliroo woro cIiohi.mi to
tuko thu training, Mr. Joiihoii IioIiik
olio of tlioKo throo.
During Reverend Joiiboii'h uliHutiro,
Reverend J. H. MeCullum. of Eugene,
Juts boon filling thu pulpit.
At tho cIoho of tho tliroo mnntliH
training at tho I'roHldlo Ituvuruud
JOllHOU WUH OI10 Of thu SUCCOSltflll mun
to Hucnro n coniinlHNlon. Hu Iiuh
ruculvud thu commluHlou of first lion
tuiiunt, of Infantry and will iindoubt
ly sue active wirvlco.
Mr. JriiHon docs not know at thu
proHont tlmo whuro hu will bo nont
tit thu oxplrntlon of IiIh furlough.
Mr. JciiHon has boon naked to do
llvor thu Thnnksglvlng sermon ut thu
union cliurch aorvlcoB at tho Moth
odlat church this ovonlng nnd will
nlso preach at tho aorvlcuH ut thu
Christian church Sunday ovonlng.
W. G. Bishop Sells
Intesest in Dairy
Business Has Shown Remark
able Increase Sinco First
Will 0. lllHhop Rold hlB ono hair In
terest in tho Brook Farm dairy to J.
C. Rush, of Corvnllls, Monday aftor
noon. Mr. RuhIi, who Is an ex
perienced dairyman will talco poses
lon noxt Snturday and will havo
charge of tho business.
Tho Brook Farm dairy Is located on
tho farm of Goorgo A. Dorrls near this
city nnd Mr. Dorrls owns one-halt of
tho buBlnoss, Mr. DIbIiop bought a
half Interest and lias hnd chargo of
tho business since Mny 1 last.
At prosont tliero aro 23 Jorsoy cowb
In tho dntry herd, all of which aro
tuberculosis tested. Tho milk Iiouboh
nro entirely Bnnltary, guaranteeing a
good wholesome product. From 25 to
30 gallons of milk aro being dollvorod
dally. Thoro Is an lncreaso of moro
tlrnn 10 gallons dally sinco May 1.
Boforo taking up tho dairy IniBlnoss
Mr, Bishop was a partner with M. V.
Endicott in tho O. IC. harbor shop.
Ho has no plans for tho future n't pros
ont. Sinco coming to Springfield, Mr.
Rush has boon working for Audorson
on his farm in Douglas Gardens.
LANE INSTITUTE CLOSES
Over 400 Teachers Were In Attendance
Ovor 400 Lano county toachors woro
In attondanco nt tho Institute, which
coiiTonod In KiiRuno Mondav. Tho
principal nfdroHH wan inado by Vn.n
lilont P. L. Cninpboll. of tho L'nlvvr
Hlty of OrcRon, who apoko on "'lho
War and thu School," holdlnj that
thu lack of education wuu th.j annuo
of thu adherence of tho Gorman pco
plu to 1'runNlnnlHtn.
Dr. Joauph Schaofor nnd Karl Kll
Patrick of tho University of OrcRon,
I'rofosKorn C. A Howard and 0. E.
Dyer of tho KuRono high school, und
MIbr Ituth Corbott, homo coonomlcH
agunt of Lnnu county, woro other
Hpcakura. I'rof. It. L. Kirk, miporln
tondont of tho Springfield hcIiooIh uIho
mudu an nddrosa. Thu domestic scl
onco cIuhs of tho Eugene IiIrIi school
foil ovor 200 at a mcatlcaa cafuterla
luncheon at thu high school bulldliiR
whero tho liiHtltuto waa hold. Tho
Inntltuto cloaud yesterday.
5 MILLS FOR
Maintenance of Present
At tho meeting of the taxpayers of
road district No. 19 hold Saturday at
Oakrldgo a G mill tax was levied for
Of the amount thus raised, 11000
waa voted to bo used for maintenance
of tho present road from tho west
boundary of tho district to tho North
Fork bridge, and 91000 la to bo ex
pended on the next High Pralrlo road
Tho balanco of tho levy Is to bo uacd
on tho Louis Flock road, front tho
west end of tho proscnt road to tho
end of lho prosont nurvoy.
If any balnnco still remains It Is
to be tiKod on tho High Pralrlo road.
Levy Is Reduced
To 19 Mills
Assossnbln Pronortv in Town of
Springfield Is Valued at
Thu city council hold a special
meeting Monday ovonlng nt tho city
hall for tho correction of an rror In
tho tnx budget levy mado at tho moot
ing last week, at which tlmo tho lovy
was plnccd at 19 1-2 mills.
After tho valuation of tho assess
able city property was mndo It was
found that the council hnd underesti
mated tho amount. Assessable prop
erty In Springfield totals $787,003.
Last year's valuation was $717,551
ami tho tax lovy waB 20 mills.
Accordingly tho tax of 19.5 mills
fixed at a former meeting wns low
ered to 19 mills.
Tho estimated amount needed to
enrry on tho various departments
havo been apportioned us follows:
Recorder and Treasurer 880
Gonoral Fund 1000
Stroot Improvement 1500
Composes New Song
C. A. Barnott. of Sorlnufleld has
composod the words for a now song 8pock of dl,8t on "" ot our cn-ulP-entitled
"Tho Red Cross Girl" which n,ont ho would tnko U aown 011 n ro
have been sot to music by Alt Dlllard port Ilook'
ot Eugono. Mr. Bnrnett is nlso tho "Wo hnd our tont VitcUae inspoc
author of tho words of tho none- "I'll t,on tl,,a morning and wo hod them
Tnko a Gun nnd Fight for you."
Mill-Men Celebrate ThanksnWIng
iMiipioyos oi mo uooin-Kouy L,um-1
bor company In Springfield will havo
tho remainder of tho day after 12 t
o'clock off for a Thanksgiving holiday (
At tho Flschor-Boutln mill and tho ,
Springfield Planing mill tho cmployoB
havo boon glvon tho wholo day off.
West 8lde Service
Rev. William Plat of Eugono will
preach nt tho Freo MothodlBt church
Wost SIdo noxt Sunday nt 11 A. M.
Roverend Childs goes to Landnx
and Wlnberry for sorvico next Sunday
Springfield Boy Tells of Inspec
tion of Companies at Fort
Mrs. E. G. Perkins is In receipt of
,u booklet containing tho Thanksgiv
ing menu and roster of tho Third com
Jpnny, O. C. A., nt Fort Stevens, from
her son, Harold, who Is a private in
that company. There nro 14 Spring
field boys enlisted tuUils jjonmanVl.
The front cover page of tho book-
lot has an engraving of George
Washington, nnd tho Goddess of
Liberty draped In tho national colors,
nnd a small turkey In ono corner.
Following 1b the menu which the
compnny cooks havo planned for
Cream of Tomato, Crackers
Crisp Celery Olives Salted Nuts
Stuffed Young Turkey Glblct Dressing
Crnnborry Sauco Brown Sauco
Baked Sweet Ptatoes
Cream Mashod Potatoes
Shrimp, with Mayonnaise
Minco Pie Chocolato Layer Cako
I Apples Oranges Bananas Grapes
Hot Chocolate Coffee
! Tho following Is an extract from
I Mr. Perkins' letter to his mother:
' Dear Mother: Wo aro going to bo
transferred into field artillery so they
havo n general from Washington, D.
C, hero now and ho has to inspect
onch company in infantry drilling,
signalling, how our equipment Is
kept up, nrtlllory drill, and our quar
ters. Wo sure havo to koop things
right up to tho lottor or wo will got n
, calling down. All tho companies
woro lined up on tho parade grounds
, for the inspection with our full
oqulpmont and tho general looked
'each of us ovor nnd if wo had a
nil put up in four minutes after tho
command was given to pitch tonts,
so wo got by with that alright.
"Claudo SIgnor, Ivan McKlnnoy,
Roy Cairns, nnd I uro going to take
Thanksgiving dlnnor with Mrs.
Bates, formorly Miss Lagg, rommor-
clal instructor nt Springfield high
school, at Seaside."
Tho Springflold boys in tho Third
Company posted at Fort Stovons aro:
Roy Cairns, Albert Boaro, Charles R.
Dlmm, Lostor Hill, RubsoII Koonnn,
Paul Myors, Ivan McKlnney, Norton
Pongra, Harold Perkins, James
Smith, CharloB Stewart, Fred Stowart
Arnold Tlioraseth, and Glen Woolloy,
Soup Cream of Tomato, Crackers
Crisp Celery Olives Salted Nuts
Stuffed Turkey, Qlblet Dressing
Cranborry Sauce Brown Sauco
Vegetables Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sugar Peas Mashed Potatoes
Shrimp, with Mayonnaise
Minco Pie Chocolate Layer Cake
Apples Oranges Bananas Grapes
Hot Chocolato Coffee
Lester Hill, Mqmber of Class of
'18, Praises Work of
, Y. M. C. A.
Fort Stevens, Nov. 25, 1917.
Mr. R. L. Kirk, Springfield, Oregon.
Dear friend Mr. Kirk:
I will write you a few lines to let
you know that one of the students of
the past year has not forgotten his
I am enjoying this army life. I
believe it agrees with me. I have
gained 20 lbs. since I've been down
ho re. ,
Wo get up before daylight and have
about twenty minutes ot calesthentlcs
Then breakfast nt seven o'clock. This
consists of a llttlo oat meal mush
and some spuds and bacon with a
drink of black coffee to wash It down.
At 7:45 is camp fatigue, raking out
tho tents and cleaning the company
Then at eight o'clock comes squads
right and squads left and all the other
formations of drilling.
On Wednesdays wo havo all day
hikes of about twenty miles. Believe
mo It makes tho stort legged fellows
stretch their short legs to keep up
tho rear of tho company.
Guard duty is another feature ot
the army life. It comes about every
eight days. Wo havo to walk Just
two hours and off four. And ono
of these posts in this fort Is somo
dark and tho trail is in tho woods.
This post is for tho watching of
signals of boats from the ocean. I
haved walked it twice For this
duty it takes about thirty privates
and seven non commissioned officers.
Thoro nro ten posts to bo walked
and there aro three men for each post
making each man walk eight hours
out of twenty four.
Tho Y. M. C. A. Is a fine thing for
this fort. It gives tho boys a warm
placo to go and read and desks to
Thoro is a victrola and a piano hero
nnd both ot them are going most of
tho time. Believo me wo have somo
It it wasn't for this institution most
of us would bo playing black Jack or
pokor or somo other gambling game,
to loso our money. Why tho boya
of tho army don't think any moro of
tholr wuges that if thoy didn't got paid
I remain as ovor your student ot '16.
Son Is With Engineers
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cyr havo re
ceived a lottor from tholr son, Bert
Cyr, who loft Springfield about two
weoks ago for Washington, D, C.
stating that ho had arrived safely and
had boon assigned to tho 23rd com
pany of Englneors. Ho la stationed
at Camp Meade, Maryland,
STORE BEING REMODELED
New Office Will Be In Balcony at
near of Room
C. E. Lyon, manager of tho Spring
flold feed storo, Is remodeling the in
terior of the store room on West
A room is being divided off at tho
rear of tho salesroom which will be
used for storing of flour. Above this
room tho offico equipment will be in
stalled. A railing will bo built along
tho front for protection.
Tho partition separating the pres
ent offico room from tho store room
will be torn out and the seed case
which is on tho east side ot the room
will be moved forward.
Sometime during tho winter Mr.
Lyon plans to build two new seed
counters to replace tho present coun
ter. These will be placed Just in
front of the seed case.
LOCAL FIRM LOSES LAND
Company Must Forfeit 160 Acres to
One hundred and sixty acres of
land in Lane county reverts to the
government as the result of thoede
clslon of United States Judge Wol
verton in the case brought againBt
tho Booth-Kelly Lumber company.
Daniel H. Brumbaugh, who acquir
ed a patent to the land seemingly
for his own purposes, was accused
of having been an agent ot the com
pany and having secured the land
with tho intention of turning it over
to the lumber company.
The transfer deed made between
Brumbaugh and the company was
kept off tho records for three years
after the transfer and this is uesd
by the plaintiffs as an indication
I that tho defendant attempted to con
ceal its guilt
j Eleventh Episode of "Mystery
of the Douole Cross" Will Be
Picture on Opening Night
Tho Bell Theatre will open to
night under the management of W.
J. White, former owner of the business
The house has been closed for the
past two weeks as the result ot legal
trouble between C. W. Doane, who
has been conducting the play house
the past four months and Mr. White.
A deal was made July 21, whereby
Mr. Doane acquired possession of tho
theatre from Mr. White and on ac
count of the legal trouble, on Novem
ber 13 Mr. Doane turned over the
keys to J. A. Seavey, owner of tho
building since which time the theatre
has been closed.
On tho opening night Mr. Whito
will show tho eleventh episode of "Tho
Mystery of the Doublo Cross," the
serial which was running at tho time
Mr. Doane closed the theatre. An
installment of this serial will follow
each Thursday night Instead of Wed
nesday night as formerly.
Mr. White plans to show metro pic
tures on Sunday nights and tho Brady
mndo world pictures on Saturday
nights. Other nights Paramount
films starring Clara Kimball Young,
J. Warren Kerrigan, Robert War
wick, and others will bo shown.
Soldiers Come for Thanksgiving
Springfield boys enlisted in tho fed
eral service who aro spending Thanks
giving nt homo aro: Herbert Moon,
Dan FlBcher, Hugh Lansberry, and
Orvllle Dean, all of American Lake,
and Harold Perkins, of Fort Stevens
Claud SIgnor will arrive tomorrow.
Thurman Rlggs Is at Quantlco
Therman Rlggs, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Rlggs ot this city who Is in the
marine sorvico and at present station-
i ed at Quantlco, Virginia has taken
$10,000 insurance under the federal
war insurance plan.
Will Bid on Contract at Dallas
T, H. McComsey will leave tomor
row for Dallas where he Intends to
bid on a contract for a sidewalk which
is to bo built there soon.
POST OFFICE GETS
WAR STAMP SHARDS
Campaign to Raise $2,000,000,
000 Will Bo Begun the First
of December j
PARCEL POST IS TAXED
One Cent Extra Must Be Placed on
J All Packages Requiring 25
Cents Pottage j
The war savings stamps, cards, and
certificates for the campaign to raise
$2,000,000,000 to help carry on the
war, havo arrived at the local post
Postmaster Harry M. Stewart has
furnished the News with the follow
ing facta about the sale of War Sav
Each stamp sells for 25 cents. Tho
purchaser of these thrift stamps Is
furnished without cost a thrift card
to which the stamps are affixed. When
16 of these stamps, amounting to 4.00
have been placed on the cards they
may be exchanged for a war savings
certificate by paying from 13 to 23
These war savings certificate
Btamps will be on sale the first ot
December and during that month and
the month of January will sell for
$4.12 each. After January 1918 one
cent will be added each month during
The documentary stamps for use
on parcel post-packages with postage
of over 25 cents have also been re
ceived. A one cent stamp will be
placed on each parcel post package
requiring postage of over 2b cents.
A two cent stamp will be required on
a package costing 50 cents. It is
absolutely necessary that the stamp
be placed on the package by a post
office employe. After the stamp is
placed on the package it is handed
back to the sender who cancels tho
stamp and places his Initials and the
date on the package.
Hand la Mashed
Elmer L. Smith, an employe at the
Booth-Kelly mill, had the back ot his
left hand mashed yesterday when it
waa caught between the stationary
and moving carriages on the small
monorail. Mr. Smith's home is la
Have Big Meeting
Round Table Discussion of Af
fairs of Church Will Be
Held After Dinner
The Methodists will hold their first
anniversary ot the dedication of the
new edifice in the church next Sunday
The regular Sunday School service
and morning preaching at 11 o'clock.
At noon a basket dinner will be ser
ver In the church dining room. Every
body will take their own dlnnor and
coffee will be served freo to every
one. After the dinner a Round Table
discussion ot the business ot tho
church will be held, and a short pro
gram will be rendered. Tho Junior
League will meet at 3 o'clock and
Epworth League at 7. Roverend S.
A. Danford will speak at both the
morning and the evening preaching
All morabers and friends ot the
church are urged to bo present as
it is desired to make this meeting an
important event in me history ot tho
la Granted Divorce
Charles H. Hasness, ot thla city,
has been granted a divorce from his
wife, Laura Bell Hasness, ..who. lives
In Idaho. Mr. Hasnoss is employed
by Gore and Rowe in their warehouses