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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREfcOfi MONDAY, DEC. 24, 1917.
VOL. XVI., NO. 7,
520 NEW MEIERS
Will Contlnuo1' Soliciting Aftor
Christmas Bocnuso of
MANY FAMILIES ARE 100
Every Employe In Several Business
Houses Is Member of
Tho solicitor In tho It oil Croau
inembortihlii campaign have about
complotod tho canvass and up to last
night reported to Mrtt. J, C. Dim in,
manager, a total enrollment of now I
mombors for 1018 for Springfield ot
It had boon plannod to closo tho ,
vuiiiiuifcii viiriBiijmn uvu uui un ac
count of tho hoavy rainfall of tho past
week making It difficult for tho lady
solicitors to covor thotr territory, tho
canvaM will bo contlnuod after Christ
mas. Any portion who haa not boon ! accordance with tho request ot
Boon by tho canvassers or who haa ' "'o federal government that logging
not had on opportunity to Join may;can'P8 tako vory Bll0rt Christmas
do so by loaving tholr. dollar at tho
NawB otflco or at Egglmann's Candy
Evory momber In tho family ot
.many homes and every employe ot, nt, ,nnor w 11 ,"lV0,a lhr0 day
Bovoral business houses of Springfield ,,0,,df ,u w,
havo joined tho Itod Cross making ,y lnko Christmas day off,
J00 PQ,r.cenJt efficiency. . - At UwAyeadlta.mlll.wwilbO;
"'Tho following 1b a 'partial list of ' ft 8hut down of a couple of woofs for
now mombors' I tho nnnunl overhauling of the, machln-
Hl0h School, Vera Williams, Solicitor ory AU nlon ,n tho crow WU bo slv'
Walter Mooro, Gladys Edwards, 1 on oniployimmt on Ui ropalrB during
Vordon May, Vera Sonsonoy, Audrey ' tho 8hul down'
Perkins, Candaco Dlllard, Elbo Slgnor' Mp- D,xon n,B0 BtaieB that work on
Kern Travis, Jerry Van VaUah. Gladys Ith0 "ow, p,nn,m n,m W?d,,n ,8
I.oploy, Vorulta Mooro, olslo Woddlo,
Ann Gorrlo Hazel Brattaln, Vera Wil
liams (ronowol), John C. Dlinin.
Thos Allon, W. L. Arnold, W. C.
Bailey, II. C. Bird, Mrs. H. C. Bird,
Lewis Darr, A. W. Brown, M. Bouch
ard, J. A. Bamflold, II. Bralthwalto,
Dolbert. Bucknum, It. A. Bates, S. E.
Coroy, W. P. Cofor, A. C. Clark, Ed.
Crausby, A. J. Cowart, Mrs. A. J. Cow
art, E. C. Colcord, John Cornoy, Wal
tor Chandlor, Hoy CaBteol, Virgil Cos
tool, H. J. Cox, Mrs. II. J. Cox, Wil
liam Clark, Mrs. Edith It. Cox, II.
Cunningham, Jules Domlck, William
Bovine, a. Dyer, James EvanB, W. E.
Pritts, Fred Frltts, Ooo. Foltwoll, A.
N. Fisher, E. O. Fandrom, Mrs. S.
M, Goddard, Roy Gott, Q. Gorrlng, L.
P. Hoover, W. 0. Hill. J. F. Hill, M.
Harpolo, William Ham, E. C. Hand
Backer, E. Hotterbrand, Lloyd John-
Bon, Erick Johnson, O. W. Johnson',
II. L. Jonos, A. L. JohnBon, Fred Knox,
G. King, L. W. Langdon, W. J. Lloyd,
M W "IT, LaXtT"; ErI
Lopllo, Ed. Lavort Carl A, Lohtnan,
W. E. Macklln, Chas Myers A. D.
Moore, (dona Ion) L S. McPhorson,
(donation) Albert McBoo P. M. Mul-jMr
llgan. D. W. McKlnnon, H, D. Mcl'hor-,
son, Earl Mooro, Frank Mayboll, LouIb
Mayboll, James Morolock, Leater Nye,
C. M. Noot, B. H. Neet, Harry. R. Jt.
Neat, (donation) Avory Oliver, Ray
mond OBborno, U. H. Parks, (dona-
tlon) J. R. Parks, (donutlon,
A. Phillips, H. T. Ransdoll, Wltliam
Starks, C. B. Shpntz, Ernest Skinner,
W. Sargoant, Elmer Smith, BonJ. Skin
nor, S, Snooks, Goo. P. Smith, (dona-
tlon), R. H. Shultz, Frank SIdwoll
ChaB Starks, W. JL Smith, (donation)
(Continued on pneo four)
RIVER RAISES RAPIDLY
Water Stands 2J2 Feet Deep In Base
ment of M. E. Church
Tho oxcosnlvo rains during tlio pant
fow dayu and ospoclally Saturday
rght) )c&wA tyio Wlllamotto rlvor
to rnlso rapidly within a very short
tlmo, This Is tho heaviest rain ox
parloncod In IIiIh Roctlon In a number
of yearn, OwIiik tho faulty sowcrago
tho water stood In many places clear
across tho Htroots.
In tho basement of tho Iothodlnt
church tho water was nearly two and
ono-hnlf foot doop Sunday morning.
Men havo been at. work all day today
with a pump pumping tho water out
ot tho basement la order that a flro
can ho built in tho furnaco to heat
tho building for tho community on
tortnlnmont thlr. evening. During tho
survlccH yeHtorday tho church could
only ho heated by uso ot two flro
Short Shut Down
yyork Is Procooding Satisfac-
tprily on Now Planor
holiday tho Booth-Kelly Lumber com
pany is having only a threo day lay
off in all of its camps. At tho Spring
field mill dI of tlio rn.cn oxcept thoso
proceeding Batisfactorily. Tho foun
datlons aro practically all In nnd much
of tho lumber 1b on tho ground and
tho framing done, bo that tho work
will soon begin to mako a showing.
Book-Keeper Hands In Resignation'
Crood Drattaln why has boon tilling
position as book-keeper and collection
clork at the First National bank has
handed in his resignation to tako of
foct January 1st. Ho Is giving up his
position In order that ho may enlist.
This ho expects to do early in tho
now year. His position at tho bank
is botng fillod by Misa Elslo Weddlo,
a student in Uio commercial depart
ment In tho Springflold High school.
Former Residents Are Here
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. MjcKHn ot
Weed, California, and Mrs. McKlln'a
son, Howard Cotton, ot Morshtiold,
aro spending Christmas at tlio Roy
Kdmlnston homo at Thurston. The
' ,nmy woro ronnariy roaiuents or
Arrive, to Spend Christmas
ThomP8on. of Grand June-
Co,o awlvfld ,a n o
twQ wookfl h,8
ftnd Mrfl L E Th n Mp
Thmmoa ,a at pre80nt cmp,oycd ,n
( stntoa Roo,a-mation Sorvco
or. Kester Goes to Presidio
First lieutenant Dr. Eugeno Kester,
0f yxa cjty bM boon transforredj
, from Fort D. A. Russoll, Wyoming
to tho ProBidlo at San Franciscp
Charles Butler Is Married
Charles N. Butlor, ot Springflold,
and Myrtio Loith, of Eugene, wero
married at Uio homo of Reverend A.
L. Crim in Eugono Saturday.
Christmas Mail Is Ono of Heav
iest in History of
Postmaster Harry M. Stowart has
announced tho following scbedulo for
the arrival and departure ot trains
carrying mall to and from SpHngfield.
Train No. 18 from the south reaches
Springfield Junction at 10:30 A, M.
Mail for this train is closed at 10 A.
M, No. 15 going south passes through
Springfield Junction at 2 P. M tho
mail being closed at 1:30 P. M. No.
98 going to Albany loaves Springfield
at 8:10 A. M. and arrives In Spring
flold going Boutli as No. 97 at 4:10 P.
No. 91 going east at 7:45 A. M., re
turns ob No. 92 at 9:45. In the after
noon No. 93 goes east at 2:45 return
ing as No. 94 at 5 P. M. Mall is not
made up for trains No. 12, 17, or 13
Tho amount ot Christinas mail pas
sing through this office was ono of
tlio heavlost in tho hostory of tho
Springflold post off Ico is tho report
of tho post otflco clorks.
Boys Spend Christmas at Home
Springfield boys from Fort Stevens
who aro spending Christmas at home
are Arnold ToniBeth, Allen Stowart
Paul Myors, and Corporal Roy Cairns.
Russell Dimm is expected to arrive
W PAYERS HOLD
Much Opposition Is Raised to
Report of County Road
At a meeting ot the Lane county
taxpayers at tho court house Saturday
afternoon It was decided to build an
addition to the county court house
next year it the contract can be let
for a reasonable sum. Thirty thous
and dollars was set asldo for this
purpose. The item, which waa rec
ommended by the court house com
mittee passed unanimously.
TJio miscellaneous committee re
ported a cut in the estimated expenses
of the county court, of 110,000. Tho
decrease in thoso cases waa largely
where there was a considerable
amount of money unexpended from
Much opposition was raised over
tho report ot the road committeo, some
ot the taxpayers urging that since tho
country is in war estimates should bo
cut in every way possible.
Basket Social Is Big Success.
The people of '.Donna and Yarnoll
held a program and basket social at
Donna Saturday ovenlng. The total
proceeds, amounting to $31, were used
to help pay tor tho piano which has
been bought by tho church at Donna.
An excellent program was rendered a
feature of which was music by an Ital
LAVONE RUSSELL BURIED
Deceased Was Member of Springfield
Tho funeral of Lavone Russell,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Rus
sell, who died at the home ot her par
ents In Eugene Friday was held yes
terday afternoon from the Gordon and
Veatch undertaking parlors. The ser
vices were conducted by Reverend
James T. Moore, pt Springfield,
She is survived by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. TL Russell, two staters,
Olive and Vetra, and three brothers,
Albert, Wesley and Floyd.
The family lived In Springfield for
a number of years, moving from here
to Eugene. Deceased was a member
ot tho Methodist church In this city.
She was a student at tho Eugene
junior high school.
Mrs. Grace Hill Is Dead
0. B. Kessey, of the Commercial
State bank, on Saturday received word
of the death ot Mrs. Grace E. Hill,
wife of tho late Harry Hill, ot Spring
flold, at Seattle, Washington, Dec
Students Send Supplies to Aid Society
The students of tho Lincoln school
on Friday sent two sacks of potatoes,
40 punds ot soup beans, two boxes ot
apples, onions, and a small amount ot
cash to the Boys' and Girls' aid so
ciety in Portland.
Six Weeks Report Card Handed Out
Tho six weeks report cards wero
handed out to the pupils in the Spring
field schools Friday afternoon. The
roports aro all satisfactory from ev
RANKERS OF STATE
Movement Is to Be Carried on,
Through Public Schools
of State .
$50.00 IS PRIZE, OFFERED
Idea Is to Get Sort of Coalition On
gainzatlen sWlth Manager
In Each County
v County schools of the sta'CF (are g&
ing to take paVt In a Thrift campaign
for a prize ot J 50, donated by the
State Banker's Association, and de
tails of the contest will bo. considered
by the Oregon State Teachers' Asso
ciation convention in Portland Dec.
The prize was put up by the bank
era at their Marshfield meeting- last
June, but tho idea of tho campaign
Is directly in line with the govern
ment's new War-Savings Thrift cam
paign, which is also to be gives a
sharo ot attention by the state teach
ers. Points In the cob teat will be award
ed on a score-card as foils ws, the ratio
of activities to the number of pupils
in each country, to be determined and
the awards made on this basis:
Total School Enrollment of the cofinly
1. Tlow many pupils In tho schools
of vour county have saved and deeeelt
e3"fh a basic, ah average of teeTceatk "
a week during the school year?
2. How many pupils have devoted
an average of three hours a week to
homo industry. Including food produc
tion or preparation, such as gardening
poultry raising, pig raising, fruit pack
ing, cooking, canning, sewing or car
pentry? 3. How many pupils havo prepared,
during the school year, written work
on Thrift and submitted same to their
teachers, county superintendent, or
to some newspaper for publication?
4. How many persons have partici
pated In Thrift programs, including
readings, recitations, debates or ad
dresses, conducted by the schools ot
your county during the school year?
C. N. Wonacott, associate director
of the War Savings campaign for Ore
gon, is subordinating all other worK
of the campaign to that of perfecting
and organizing and for the past week
he has been In almost continual con.
ference with associate officials in tha
organization and with those who have
represented war movements like the
Red Cross, Liberty Bond and Y. M. C.
A. war drives with a view of perfect
ing an organization that will reach In
to the remotest parts of the State.
The plan generally is to district tha
state into three parts corresponding
with the Congressional districts. Each
district to have a campaign manager
and each county within the district to
bo canvassed under the direstion of
a local chairman with an associate
committeeman. At tho head of tha
entire organization will bo a state,
The prevalent idea is to get a sort
ot coalition organization made up of
effective organizers and workers who
have shown their capacity for doing
things in the war campaigns hereto
fore carried out It Is hoped that the
organization will bo entirely complet
ed by tho first of the year and the
long drive that Is to extend through
out all ot 1918 will begin in earnest
immediately after January 1.