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8PR(NQFIELDi JLANE C0UNTYf iOB.EG.Offt THURSDAY, FEB. 7, i&l6'r
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THOUGiflf TO IAV
Throe Are Believed to Have
Boon on Transport Torpe
doed by Germans
12 WERE S. H. S. STUDENTS
Lieutenant tSu L. Van' Valiah, Floyd
Fry, and ; Edward .Burgee W.ere
Among Units to Sail
Buvoral Springfield boys nro thought
to havo boon on Uio transport Tun
conla, cnrrylnR U. 8. troops to Franco,
which was torpedoed and sunk by 'a
Oonnnn submnrlno off tho coast of
Ireland last ovonlng. Among thouo
boys nro First Lieutenant 8, L. Van
Valzah son, of Mrs. A. 11. Van Valzah.
Floyd Fry, son of it P. Fry, and Bd
First Lieutenant S. L. Van Valzah
In a mombor-of tho laboratory dopart
mont of tho 32nd division of tho Uaso
Hospital corps and Is 29 years of ago
Ho Is tho commanding offlcor of a
mobllo laboratory unit to bo sent to
Dr. Van Valzah was brought up In
Sprlngflold having como hore from
Pennsylvania with hiu purents, when
ho was only throo years old. Ho Is
, a graduato of Sprlngfloid High school
with tho closs of 1907 and of tho Univ
ersity of Orogon In 1911. In 1915 hn
finlshod at John Hopkins University.
That summer ho cumo to Oregon and
then wont to San
ho remained for a year. -For a year ho
was In Panama as a physician during
tho construction of tho Panama canal
and flfteon months ago ho enlisted In
thu medical division of tho regular .
A yoar ago laat October he mar-1
rlcd Miss Viola Summers. Sho Ip
now living with her pa rent 8 in Balt
imore. ' '
When ordored to movo Dr, Vnn Val
zah's namo was thou on tho bulletin
board for promotion to captain.
Floyd Fry, son of J. P. Fry, is a
mombor of Co. F. 20th Engineers and
vvns stationed at Washington, D. O.
Just boforo 'sailing. Ho enllstod' DO
comber 7, and wont from hero to Van
couver, lator bolng sent to Washington
D. C. -
Ho was born in Nobraska and Is
25 years of age. Tho day boforo ho
enlisted ho had roturnod from No
braska whera ha had boon employed
Ho is a former Sprlngflold High
' school studont.
Edward Burgesa, formorly of Spring
field, Is also' thought to havo been
aboard tho uhlp. lie isja' son' of' Mr.
) and Mrs. Burgess, who moved from
hore to Notl.
Unnaturalized Germans Must Register
by Saturday Night" '
Only rtwo .niorp.. dnya, remain In,
which' German 'aliens -will1 bo- given a
chanco to roglstor It thoy havo no',
prosontod' iliomBolVoa .'for. registration
boforo .Saturday night;, thoy will uo,
subject to arroat 'arid intorntnoh't for
the duration of tho war.
Thoso dbslgnated ah Gorman, aliens
nro Gormans who havo not yot ro
coivod tholr naturalization papors and
who woro 14 years old 'pr over last
Monday, This r6g8tra.tion ruling does
not apply o AustrlanB,
In Sprlngflold thoy. aro Uplng regis
torod by'Po'stm'aater Ifarry M. Stewart
At tho post office.
8tato Organizer Leaves
111" .UUIbUlU VUJIMIIU, RifcU U (
vumzor tor ino i'. ta. u. uisiornooa i
, .'I'ii. .i
ft four (Invu vlftlt.nrtlin nnninmf Mm
17 t. tmpi, --..'Atri -.-.I .
oiBiornoou, or tins city,
is also president of Chaptor II, ot
, Eugeno, -
BRTOHER NOW IN FRANCE
D. 8. Beat Receives Letter
Brother, Ollvjs'r K. Bead
D, 8. Boala rocoivod word this week
from hit; brothor, Oliver K. Deals, of I
Ills safo arrival In Franco and saying
(hn bo hud been madfl range findor
rltor ono of tho big gumi.
Ho onllMted Into In September going
from Portland to Fort Robinson, "Vjb
souoln. Ho writes for lila brothor so
nend him candy as, ho craven that moro
than anythltiK ele His parents Mr.
and Mr it. Wra,,J, Boals, llvo at Shodd,
D. L. Webster Buys Goods and
'Will Close up Business
A buslnoss deal in which tho Hoi
brook Trading company sold tholr
stock to'D, L. Webster, of Alplno, wnja
rando public yesterday.
J, C. Holbrook and-family camo to
Springfield two and a half years ago
from Albany where Mr. Holbrook was
engaged In business and. bought, tin
hurdwnro business from H. 12. Hlqn
,nnd O. V. Johnson. Tho business
was fonuorly curried on under tl3
name of the Holbrook Hardwaro storVj
but a short tlmo ago Mrs. J, C. Hol
brook and C. K. Sox, of Albnny, wcri
taken into tho firm and tho namo was
changed to tho Holbrook Trading com
pany. II r. Holbrook has no plans to
announce at present regarding tho fu
turo. i ,
Mr. Webster operates a largo geu-
oral merchandise store at Alplno and
In addition to this buys out tho stocks
rotlrlng firms and business houBoa
and sells thorn at sale prices. '
Ho Is now at work getting this
stock ready for sale at Invoice prices,
Ho is also closing out a storo at Crcs-
Throe Former Employes Aro
Now In Some Department I
of Federal Service
A sorvlco flag boariug throo stars'
hag boon hung ihi tho wlnilowVnt tho
First National bank. " Tho4Btars rep-
roaonV bbyB who havd boon employed
In tho bank but aro now In somo
department of thb federal' service.
Herbort B. HanBou, who loft herj
during tho summer of 1916, la now In
thb" Quartermaster's "corps, N. G. 0.
at Ellis Island, Now York. Ho Is a
'16 graddato from tho Sprlngflold HIg)i
Corporal Winifred' L. May enlisted
in tho Sixth -company Flold 'Artillery
In April 9, 1917 and 1b now in France.
Ho. Is also a graduato from the local
High school, with tho class of 1910
and .Is a son of Mr. and Mrs
of this city, t
Crood V. Brattaln, a son of, Mr. and
M-b.E. E; Brattofri, ionlistod laa,t
month in the QuarYormaster's corps
and Is now in Toxasc Ho too graduat-
Tho position of book-kepper filled
at different 'tlmos by oach of thoau
throo young men la now filled by E
Bl.o.Woddlo, also n former Springfield
High school student. - '
Enlists In Marines .
W. L. McCulloch, of tho Orogon
Power company, rocoivod a telephone
moBsago yesterday ovonlng from Hor-icnce
. ... ' . .1
ry ,Wallaco who loft yestorday toV ,
PortlnSd'to toko his final oxaminntloi
for onllstmont in tho Marines saying I
ho had successfully passed thb '
examination and that .ho will bo sent
to tho Maro.lBland training station
L . .
ttl' onc M.ri' Wallace camo to Spring
ftioldv IhstiJuno from
from Louisville. Keil-i
tuckov and has allien hnnn nmntnv.!l
nt ho Oregon Power comnnnv'n nlnn'r
NO FOOD WASTE ALLOWED HERE
Humors of waste of food at enntonmeut camps have been hotly resented by
nincurH who nnvo charge or garbage disposal at the vnrlons.cnmps. This picture
shows the unloudlng of garbage at the ccntfil depot at Camp Meade, The
t-fittv? tiiv utvuM"V i I'll uuiiviivo uuuti
Krtch can is labeled for various sorts
gn Into separate receptacles. The camp's conservation officer notes thu coo
tt'nts of each can as they nre dumped Into motortrucks for sale to contractors.
ai junip .in-uuc a tuun. ivjiu iuuo iu bwiujiu a uvao propeny win lor a stilt call.
EAT RICE AND YOU GROW FAT
Popular Grain Not" Only a Splendid
Diet, but la Among Cheaper
Foods on the Market
Jtlco is one of the few food products
that hnve not ndnncwl In price, as
sorts" tho Memphis Commerclnl-Appcal.
.You can get ubout.foiir pounds of rice
for n quarter. A (martyr's worth of
rice will carry you further than 60
cents' worth of be'ef. A quarter's
worth of rice Will carry you-ns far-a
W) cents' worth of Hour.
Itlco Is a wholesome food. Fashion
caused a reduction of the greatest food
vnlue In rice requiring It to be pol
ished. Thcr ought to be a law. for
bidding the whitening of flour and pol
ishing the rice. The law should bo
to that the whole grain should be
Thief Qlimber Over Partition in
City Hall and Stole Tinje
Sometime between the hours of
B:30 A. M. and 1 P. M. (Tuesday' after
noon the night- . watchman's clock
was taken from thb offlco of tho city
recorder at the City Halt'
The clock was left in the recorder's
office at 5:30 o'clock-Tuesday morn-1
inn by A. C. Travis, nlcht watchman. I
and the door to the office locked, At
one o'clock ' recorder John .Edwards
opened the office for the day but
did not notice that the clock was mis
sing until later when ho decided to
put a now dial on it and found it gono
from ita accustomed place. Anyone.
to reach tho Inside of. Uio recorder's t
offlco must1 jclUnb over a wall' about
e,Sht foot in height, which separates.
tllo offlco from tho council room. As
ot no trace has boon found of tho
Son Is In France
' Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hills, of Jasper
have; repoiyed, word that their. son,.
Alva Hills, has nrlvcd safely n Franco
Mr. HUIb is with, tho Engineering
corps and only loft hero a short time
boforo tho holidays.
Return, -fromi FuncraP? !T;
Mrs., II. J, Reynolds and Mrs. Flor-
Luther, of Eugeno returned -from
t . . .1 1 ,.. 1 mini.
nitontiing uiciunerai or Mrs. Tjuiq
Author Mlchaols of Portland, Mondny
ovonlng and on Tuesday visited
Mends in this city.
Stanflcld Will Be Here
It. N, Stanfleld, candldato for Unit-
od States Sonator. .who is making a.
tour of Western breaon for tho wbrW
bOKlnnlnir Kobruarv 4. announces thnt
ho will bo' In Springfield' February iC.
windows of each mesa halL
of refuses? that bones, cans, nnner. JtV
ground Into flour.
People would havo
better teeth and better digestion.
But this article is about cheap food,
and nbt about the business of keeping
Blco Is tho chief diet of nbout a third
of the population of the world. Tho
rlcc-eatlng Jnp whipped the filling out
of tHq. tallow and flo'tir-eatlng Russian.
A ma)i'can go farther, on a rice diet
than op any other single" article of food
that is grown.
So, f you do not want to spend all
yourlnohey for food, boy rice.
iryou want to have a vnriety In your
diet, and that cheaply; buy sweet po
tatoes. And If youwant a dessert buy
somo molasses. Bice, sweet potatoes
and molusscs nro the only food prod
ucts wo know of thnt nre not high.
EntL rice, It Is healthful ; and eat rice.
It Is chen p.
School Board . Iristitutes Course
in Military Training at
tTho Springfield school board met
Monday evening in regular session
and tho- regular., monthly -bills- wero
allowed, the resignation of Harriet
Vilas 'was accepted -and a teacher waj
hired to fill her place, and a military
,nct,cs anl training course was lnsti
v"Od at me High ecnoql
Monthly bills including salaries,
light, and water,', and other equipment
wero ' read and passed upon' by tho
The resignation of Miss Harriet VII
ns, for tho past year and ono halt
lT,,,rd GradB teacher in the Springfield
public,. schools, waB read and accepted
to tako effect at. tho end of the first
Barbara ' Steinberg) a graduate of
tho Mpnmouth Normal school with
tho class. of February '18 was elected
to flU Miss Vilas place.
The board decided to Institute u
course in military tacttcB and train
ing at tho High school and in accord
ance with tho Btate law the decision
was taken up before tho governor for
his approval. A petition Blgnod by
over 20 of tho malo students of tho
High school and presented to tho
school board wns sent to tho governor
along with the decision of the board.
Tho male students of the school
havo been having military drill for
(lie past two weeks undor the direc
tion of Superintendent R. L. Kirk.
Practice Is held on Tuesday, Wednos-day'"and-
Thursday evenings after
school. A class for officers 1b also
bolng drilled, '
Mrs, m. xn. Tnompson ten toaay
for Portland' to attend tfie spring op-
onlng. of tho wholesale millinery ,
All Officer Are Reelected for Another
. i . 'Year
Tho annual meeting of the directors
of tHa booth-Kelly Lumber company
held Bt the company's office In
Eugene Tuesday at which time the
loilowjaje .officers wero rocloctcd for
anotherjjeaf: President, 3. B. Dana
har vice-president, ft. A. Booth;
secretarytroasurer, H. A. Dunbar;,
manager, A. C. Dixon.
The directors are James E. Danahar
Of Detroit, Michigan; It. A. Booth and'
A, C. 'Dixon, of Eugeno; P, S. Brandy'
and John Ay Keating', of Eugene; M
11. Kelloy, of Duluth, Minn., and i
II. Buck, of San Francisco.
SeVice Reserv 'Is;
R: L Kirk Is Appointed Chair
man of Springfield
II. L. Klrk'has been appointed chair
man, of. .Sjgjftnctleia for the United
States PaWKe'ServIco reserve, ,
The purpose, of this reserve -is to
register jilUefpdns .who haye special
training, such as shipbuilders, engin
eers .of all classes, draftsmeni boiler-
makers,, pipo .workers and skilled'
laborers in all the industries. A
.".number of applications for rcglstra-
,,t'a have already been received from'
various,,par,ta of the county by IL A
Bcth who Is the county chairman,
;a questionnaire showing his qualify
cation aqd, experiences Js prepare!! by k
oaca ,ppacanu iaa jb lorwaraed
to tho .department of labor, which in
(urn, potMle&flAhreglstrant of pppor
tunitles In hjjjigeclal branch, inculd
ing Information regarding wages ald-
placo oLOperatkuCetd t
U. S. Minister to Belgium Will
Tell His Story of that Coun
try In Sunday Journal
VThe tragedy of Belgium Tias awak
ened the World to the full significance
of Pan-Germanism that ovec-anibl-tious
policy, .of. territorial and econom
ic aggrandfzomeni that reckons not
with treaty .obligations and human
considerations in its' accomplishment,
Belgium was the quickest highway
to France. -Therefore, 'Belgium must
bo. eacrlficed -regardless of GerraaBy'q
prvfpup guarantee, of Belgian, neu
trallty.for, declared, the 'Pfussiajn ma
chine, a 'treaty 1b only ,"a scrap of.
paper" and "necessity- knows no law."
For more than four years the United
States i-hasi been represented-ab, the
seat of -tbQ, Belgian government by
Brand -Whltlock aa -, minister. Mr.
Whltlock became famous, in this coun
try during -tho four terms that he aer
ved as mayor of Toledo., Ohio,, when
his broad understanding of civic prob
lems was evidenced, in his writings.
No more suitable man could. ha v.a
occupied tho Belgian legation during
this critical period than Brand Whlt
lock and his account of Belgium's
tragic experience which will bo pub
lished serially in The Oregon Sunday
Journal beginning February 17, is thb
biggest story that the war has produc
ed. DIES AT VANCOUVER, WASH
Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow Af
ternoon at 2 O'clock
Ernest A Mason, son of Mr.and Mrs,
V. H. Mason, who live east of Spring'
new, aiod yesterday at Vancouver,
Washington of pleural pneumonia. Ho,
was a member of thb 403rd squadron
A. S. S. C. stationed at Vancouver.
The funeral will bo held from tho
Walker -undertaking chapel tomorrow
afternoon at 2- o'clock and internment,
wJH (bo malQ.at, Laurel HIU cemetery,
Reverend i J. 8. McCallum,: pastor, of
tho. qhrlatlan, church 'wU conduct .the
Ir. J, E. Richmond has, returned
form a few days' visit with hia. parents
Men Are to. Be Selected
Senators and Repre
STATE TO MAKErROCRSS
Voter Should Discriminate in . Favor
of Strong' Characters' for
'The next great political battle will
soon ba foughLJa QregonIt.wJUL,p
a battle of deepest concemto jvery
man, woman and cmid in tee state.
It wlll.be a battle, that jrtU.effectAtw
development of our resources and in-
di:s tries; it wIHjbe a determining bat.
Oe and.-the result ,vflll decide- whethof
thf. State of Oregon shall lake that
proper position in the' great familSr
of states to which Its tremendonH
physical and natural, rpscour.es, fik
well as latent .initiative and capacity
entitled It, or whether, it shall con
tinue to be outdistanced In the pr?-
session of progress that la constantly
groving on the Pacitlc -coast: -' ' ' 'i-
Vital issues will bo involved, aad
if the future) welfye of our State;
to b assured' it will be-necessary fir
us p take a deeper, andViore acllv
iniercst, notonty in tne issues, tnac
are to be placed, before us, but lit thi
uioh wnom wq.are, tp4e1e.ct .to spiTja.
tlfaBsrsand it. is therefore IniDeratlya
,tkat,swNoashfer llie elcctlonbt gor
state senators and representatives
with more than tho passive Indiffer
ence that, has, characterized cur elec
tions in the pasU ,
f Oregon, through its misrepresent-
lion nas estaoitsna for itseu, a re-i-.if.-pii
as an exiferimental . station
.for ,al sorts of, freak, legislation, from
coast to coast Laws . essential ,io,on?
economic expansion have been care
tui;y and adroitly, avoided, while t
ma;iy jiqedless, useless and . throttling
l3ws have been enacted, that It woui
take a miracle to saye. our State fro a:
u'.ter stagnation. Jf they were all. eijt
frrfcd. Inefflciisncy, timidity and ua
desirable influences, have strangled
the efforts of thq progressly.e. e,lemen(s
pf tour Legislature ,iincl.,)iave .oreta'rded
our growth. anc( hamppred ,our, pry
'gress.. r , 1 i.-.J , :il
. Our Legi8latfvje hallf haye.been fil
led with, young, t lateral 5pncern.cjl
more , with, their jsersona ambitions:
and the esUHsiimntp epilutlpji,
han tho welfaje aridreairsanjentgf
the SUte Mea,lnpailfl ofc BytngU;
an enterprise requiring qy en., mediocre
executive ability have, een-deieg
by our voters tq.jnanaga the. aifajra
of the Stateand thoy hyo, been moujd
ing our destiny, not vflth ia Jue jcgard
for our commercial and Industrial
panslon, but in that, narrqw,, limited
manner that always, accompanies, per
sonal and .elfishindUYeB.. Of cours,
here and there-w,e have elected' a fe,
good ,bu8jnea? nonj and- broad, vlsionojl
ropresQntalves, ,whq haye done, e
cbptiopal worH in.thp way oj lnltjatJnp
good, .constructive, lestsUtionut
their.. efforts .have.' been nullified, bj
the. tide ot, 'JmosBbaeHfsniv, that. , has
kept Xha State ,of 'Pfegop, behjndtbef
slstervstotsh.o-asand it I,tloe
sorrecue meaSiUres iwerp, aaonied.,
.We.fiijggest. thewfare;, that, puhllf!
spirited xcltiaev of; every, .county p
Oregon,., and pvory commercial cluo
and , civic organization interest . tom
selves in the vital issues that are now
more than ever confronting us, and
soe.it we cannot by discriminating 'ef
fort elect representatives wljo. wlUno.t
hesitate, tsy legslat not upon; im-
matQral problems, hut upon, quostlona
pertaining clearly ,to thcr wlfare And
developine'nt flf jtheSUtqiiandJitao-
sources.' . . , , t . , , .
Lot us select men, who are not
afraid td come out in favor': of 'doflnll.i x
itructivo R6lltles dnd Set lisvc'bin-
psfji'wn to commlti themselves 'In 'ad
vacce.r Lot .us, this 'year) ooncom
ourselves with issues' rather than Nper-
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