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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
THURSDAY, FED. 7, .1018.
Edwin H. Olson, Son of Mrs.'
Emma Olson, Writes from
! New Jersey
J6 15 TO 18 BECOW
Kit Seen Many Placet-of Interest
Since Being Transferred to
Camp Merritt, New Jersey, Jon. 11,
Dear Mother: I Just received your
fetter a tew minutes ago and will try
to answer It right away. I ant feeling
fine and dandy now since I left tho
iospltal. My cold is getting belter
sad hope to be over it soon.
Tho officers wo have here are of
Qe best that 1s in tho army, most of
Siem are from former Oregon cavalry
and 66 It is fine to havo men over
jou from your own homo state.
"Would like very much to seo the
"News" once In a while, as I have
sot seen one since I left last sum
mer. Don't know when we .will leave
Sere, but don't think It will be for
some time yet. Wo never know how
oon we have to leave a place or
where we are -going. .
The people here Just treat us fine.
raid not expect better treatment any
where, unless it would be from the
Oregon people. Of course we are
quarantined now for measles and scar
let fever and cannot get out any
Christmas day about 300 of the 148
T. A. went to New York and had one
ef the finest dinners I ever ate. Wo
went hp to the Hotel Majestic and at
X P. M. the big affair started, with
a short address by the manager of
the hotel and then the introduction to
or Hostess which was Mrs. Billings,
ai very prominent lady In New York.
Then we had dinner which consisted
af turkey, roast pork, frozen clams,
sashed potatoes, gravey, bread and
fcntter cranberries" salad, coffee, cake,
and cookies all kinds of Jelly pie. Ice
cream-and; Soft drinks Believe me
Tate until! I. was ashamed of myself
sndTthlnK all the rest "did the same.
.After dinner 'we air'went into, the Ball
room and p short program was rend
ered to us after which, they had n
dance. The Jolly pary broke up at
10 P. M. for which we were all sorry.
Ye will-go a long ways before we have
ts tune like that again, the people
reat us that way all around here.
Christmas eve j was vaimng around
n 7th Ave. about 8 P. M. wondering
rfiat to do to- pass ' awaV the time,
riiea I happened to walk down the
theatrical, district, the largest in the
world",, and while I 'was standing in
treat of the Gaiety theatre, one of
lie largest there,, wondering if I
should go in or not a fellow tapped
ne cn the sholder and he asked me
if T wanted to go - to the show, of
coarse I accepted the invitation right
away and went with him to the show.
The show was one of the best I have
ver seen. After the show he took
are around the city, and New York is
some city too. I believe; I would get
fest ff I should wonder around by
juyself. Seen all the all buildings
and some of them sure are tall. Peo
ple used to go to the top of the Wool
worth building and commit suicide
y Jumping to the ground. One day
a woman did it and now they have
to pay 55 cents to go to the top. So
it eosts 55 cents to kill yourself in
New York now.
J also saw the statue of Liberty,
and went down Ttlver Side drive, a
dHve way along the 'Hudson like the
Columbia Highway in Oregon. We
ould see about 10 U. S. Cruisers
laying-in the harbor and several hun
dred" DUtch trading ships. It sure is
Interesting to take a trip like this
and I would not have missed being
Br the 3rd Oregon for- anything, as
Iliave seen some of 'the-best country
W.ke U. S.
1 vnj left In the hospital in New
Yor'.t when the 102 Inf. formerly tho
3rd. Oregon, wont across, so I am
attUthed to tho 148 P. A. Hd'q. Co.
here which is made up of" mostly Ore
gon Cpvalry boys from T;roops A, B,
C, amj' D. Thero 'are ' some Colorado'
Orr Clititr Yr Alt
Ptytn Qravtty M
th Flnl Plug Tohtat
Uitt rt wt miO.
II atwar h ktin
a !&. m,ucM Js.pnoor or it
SEE HOW. HAPPY THE BIO
KUOW IS! HE READ MY
BtlLBOARr - AND NOW
HC $ JUST COME.
WITH A PLUO I
If, BACK J
XQOKFDRTHB PROTECTION SEAL
IT IS NOT RHAL CBAVBLYJWTTHOl
1 : u S r '
and1 "JKyoming Tojrduiierd" too, and
they aro.jMne fella w.Well I .must
close hoping I wiljTje able (o join
my Iteslraent soon asQ'jj'feel lke an
orphan. without a. homfy while away
fronVth'onJT "'" -
Regards to everybody.
Lovingly your son. '
EDWIN H. OLSON.
14S Field Artillery, Hcadquartors Co.,
66 P. A. Brigade, 41st Dlv., Camp Mcr
rit. N. Y.
P. S I forgot to tell about tho
weather Wo have about 3 feet of
snow and It gets down to 15 and
1S below at night, but vre don't mind
that as we live In barracks hero and
have plenty of coal and warm clothes
and lots of good eats too.
It's snowing out now. WMe down
South a colored man asked mo "where
we all were from," and I said Oregon.
He then said what state is Oregon In.
That shows what little some of them
know about this great country of
Transferred to Medical ,Corp
A letter from Ray Bally to bU
mother, Mrs. Ethel C. Bally, says thai
he has been transferred to the medlca1
corps and likes the work very much
"Tell all the folks hello and that
I am feeling fine" he says. He 1;
stationed at Waco, (Texas.
D. W. ROOF
FINE WATCH REPAIRING
Dr. N. W. Emery
SUTTON BLDG. - PHONE 20-J
RESIDENCE PHONE 129-W
W. F. WALKER
Office Phone 62; Residence 67-J
West Main St.
SEE US ABOUT
Sealing your cream. It will pay
yoitfABk us about feed.
EUGENE FARMERS CREAMERY.
Your country needs metal
of every description and you
that have old copper, brass,
aluminum, nickle, steel, iron
or any kind of metal are not
doing your duty if you fail to
put it on the market.
buys all kinds of
and offers to pay real cash
READ THEN ACT
Chemical Works, dealer in
Junk, Hides, Pelts, general
"BlackSniith. : Horseshoeing a
S.H. S. Midgets vs. The Giajnts;
1 ..... r . . i
Game starts 7:30. Admission 15c,, 25c
Everybody come and help Springfield win
The Springfield News
MAKES CLUBBING ARRANGEMENT WITH
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MONG our large circle of readers there are a great many .
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urally wish to keep in close touch with agricultural activi- ,
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The Springfield NetAts , one yean h
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