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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
8PRINQFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 1918.
tUwInuturuniHr set ol Comr ol U fM
VOL. XVI., NO. 104.
10 GIVE PATRIOTIC
Will Commoinornto Birthdays
And Livoa of Washington
: and Lincoln
THREE ROOMS PARTICIPATE
ExereUee Will Be Held at Lincoln
, Building Tomorrow Afternoon;
Parents Are Invited
Patriotic programs wilt bo hold In
the lowor threa rooms aud the ussom
bly room of tlio Lincoln school on
Frldny aftornoon In memory of tbo
birthdays and liven of Lincoln and
Tho first, socond, aud third credos
will rIvo soparato proRraniH undur tho
direction of tholr toachors, Mrs. Pago,
Miss Ilartlott and Miss I'almor, ro
apoctlvoly. Tho remaining grados will
aHaomblo In tho study hall upstairs
whoro thoy will giro a program bear
ing upon tho lives of thoto houorod
Tho paronts aro Invltod to nttond
any or all of thoso exorcises, which
will begin nt 1:30 in tho lower thrco
grndos, and at 2:10 in tho assembly
Following aro tho programs: C
Program, 1:30 P. M.
First Qrade, Mrs. L. K. Page
Song, America Class
Flajc Salute ..r..M..01nfls
Ilccltatlon, February ....Virgil Langtry
Song and Drill, "Our Flag" Hoys
Recitation, "Our Banner"
... Kennoth Bird.
Exorclso, "Protty, Urlght Flag," airls.
Song, "Valentines" ClaHH
Ilccltatlon, "Good St. Valentino"
Exorcise, "FIvo Llttlo Soldier Hoys."
Song, "Ilotay Ross."
Exorcise, WuMhliiKton's Birthday
Dialogue," A Socrot,"Luclllo lllchmond
Myradoll Hutchinson, Frank Mere
dorf, Elmo' Long and Murguorite
ltecltatlon, "It pay sto bo strong," ....
Song, "Many Flags," Class.
ExorcUo, "Washington and Lincoln,
Song, "Throe Llttlo Sisters"
Exorclso, "Llko Washington."
Song, "Washington." Class
Lincoln School at 1:30 P. M.
Frances L. Bartlett, Teacher
Program for 8econd Qrade
Song "America" All.
Wolcomo Itobort McCulloch.
Botsoy llosB Muilo Gibson.
How About It' Ilcsnor Smith
A ValonUho', Eva Smith
Bong, "Oh bring tho Life," All
A Losson to Amorlca Coy Lansbery
Abraham Lincoln Tholma Hodburg
A Dialogue, "Tho Flag" Thrco Children
The Reason Why, Konnoth Mulligan
Kong "Ocorgo Washington was onco a
Boy," ... All.
A Valentino Agnes Parker.
Which Qonoral William Pollard.
Llttlo Fobruury, Agatha Doals
What Our Country Noods
No Excuse for Ub, Annotto AVIlllams.
Song, "In Good Days Long Ogo," AH
Tho Flag, Mnrvyii Boals
Famoua February, Maxlno Snodgrass
'Dlaloguo, "February's Famous Men"..
Washington Lincoln Program
Lincoln 8chool, 1:30 O'clock
Third Qrade, Miss Palmer, Teacher
Song, "Marching Thro Georgia" All
Ilocltntlon, AdttroBH of Wolcomo
..... Mildred Jacobson
Composition, "Abralmm Lincoln"
Wtooltatlon, "Lincoln's Uorthday,"
V Six Chlldron
Rocltutlon, "Truth".. Wlllard Carnoy
Song,rhroo Llttlo Slaters" Ten Olrla
Recitation,. "A Boy's Flag"
.'. , Jamos Holmor
Dlaloguo, "ToUIng of WoBhlngton," ....
Recitation, "Washington and Lincoln"
Composition, "(Joorgo Washington" ....
......... Arthur Potior
Rocltation, "Beautiful Things," .......
Rocltation, "llotsy Ross"
.......... Angollno Flschor
Song. "O Bring tho Flfo" All
i Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth
Grades In Assembly Room at 2:10
Flag Baluto School
Song, "Amorlca" School
Exorclso, "Our Colors" Sixth I) Grade
Flag Drill Sixth A Orado
Recitation, "The Ilunnor Ilctsy Made"
Exorclso, "Our Flag". .". Fifth A Grade
A Plcturo Study, "Tho Statun of Ab
raham Lincoln" ... Morrison Miller
Song, "God of Our Nations".. 12 Olrls
Rending, "Abrubnm Lincoln"
' Sixth Grado
Reading, "Tho Uattlo"...... wrltton by
Henry 0. Call In D. S. Deals,
Cashier of First National Rank.
Exerclso, "History of Our Patriotic
Songs'' Seventh and Eighth Grado
Wo aro especially fortunato in so
curing Mr. Uoals for this patriotic
number at this tlmo.
Money Borrowed By Receiver
Elinor F. MoReo, assignee of tho
Sprlngflold Planing Mill company was
authorized, in an order signed by
Judgo G, F. Sklpworth Tuesday, to
borrow not to exceed 1500. TIiIh is
to furnish capital to finish tho govern
ment contract for tent pins.
Mill Is Forced to Close
Tho Booth-Kelly mill closed down
Monday, aftor running only an hour
and ,20 minutes, duo to trouble In tho
Oregon power planL No power was
avallnblo. Tho mill resumed opera
tions Tuesday morning.
Will Grow Choice Potatoes
Ih O.. Smith, who lives tilts' sldq of
Natron, will grow 1G acroa of white
Rose potatoes for E. E. Morrison of
this city. Mr. Morrison has a large
nmount of this seed, which Is a choice
Local Firm Is
Closing Out Stock
Furniture Doalors Discontinue;
Building to Be Occupied by
Springfield Food Company
Haydon and Metcalf, local furniture
dealorB, havo docldcd to retiro, aro
holding a qult-buslnosa sale which will
end on Fobruary 28. Thoy occupy this
Bruno Vltls building on Main street
betucen Fifth and Sixth strcetB.
Sovon yearn ago Mr. Haydon enter
ed tho houso-furnlshlng business In
Springfield, In partnership with Dnji
Goro. Thoy occupied tho Robert Vltls
building, Blnco destroyed by fire, be
twoon Fourth and Fifth. Ih 1912 tho
Goro and Haydon business was moved
to tho building; won), ..Haydon, and Met
calf now aro, thoy bolng the first to
occupy tho new building.
In 1913 tho business firm became
Gore, Hayden and company, and In the
fall of 1914 Mr. Gore sold out his In
terest aud tho firm bocame Hayden
Tho salo which la bolng conducted
at present, will last until tho last of
this month. It has been qulto succes
sful almost ovorytiilng has been sold
at tho advantagoous prices offered.
Mr, Hayden has not docldod as yet
Just what lino of business ho will 'en
tor, but ho intouda to remain In Spring
field, Mr. Metcalf will also remain In
Springfield but Is uudocldod about his
Tho building, which is one of tho
boat in town, and has a doublo entrance
will bo occupied by, the Springfield
Food nml Sood company. They will
take possession tho first of March.
Moyes Creswell Stock Here
D. L. WobBtor of Alpino, hns bought
out tho Croswoll Morcantllo company
and tho Holbrook Hardware store of
this city and haB movod the Btock
from tho Croawoll store to this pluco.
It Includes merchandise of all kinds.
Mr. WobBtor is holding a salo of these
goods, which will begin Saturday and
will pontlnuo until everything Is sold,
Mr. Webstar owns a larfi-o gouornl
merchandise storo o.t Alpine, Orogon".
EVEN THE CHILDREN WEAR GAS MASKS IN REIMS
The cloud of nxphyxlutlng gnss with which the Teutons drench the allied line aro no respecters pt persons,
no even the lit t In children in the dlsjrlctvclojso to the fighting lines most wear gas masks to protect themselves from
Hun frlghtfulncsx. The tots In this group on their way fo'.school In Reims are all provided with masks.
LOCAL PHYSICIAN ;
Is First Lieutenant In Medical
Department of Reserve Corps;
Examined in December
Dr. W. II. Pollard of this city, has
received the commission of First Lieu
tenant In the Medical Dephr.tmentot
tho Reserve corps, and has dccldcd'to
accept It. Dr. Pollard took the exam
ination for this branch of the service
(ii December Mind- hls'tcbmuiiR3(ou:tis
dated tho tenth of this month. The
doctor does not expect his pall for
sorvlce to come for at least (wo
months and this will glvo him plenty
of time to close up his business here.
This commission Is issued by tho pres
ident of the United States.
Di bollard was born In Tlgardvllle,
Oregon, on June G, 1877. Ho attended
an academy for three years and then
entered Willamette University. He
graddatod front tho Medical depart
ment in 1907, practiced medicine In
Marcola for two years, and came to
Springfield In 1909. He has been
practicing hero since that time.
Dr. Pollard taught in tho public
schools for two years before attend
ing Wlllamctto University, and since
his residence hero ho has been a mem
ber of the school board for five years.
At present he is financial secretary
of tho Methodist Episcopal church of
Conservation Committee Meets
Tho commltto on food conservation-
for tho Sprlngflold district, of which
Mrs. J. S. Lusby la chairman, met,
Tuesday and decided to hold a mass
mooting of tho ladles of tho town, to
day to tor ma Study club. This club
will study methods of conserving and
will be given demonstrations by Miss
Anderson, domestic science instructor
at tho Lincoln school. The ladles of
tho town will moot this aftornoon, ut
tho Lincoln school building immediat
ely after tho Red Cross mooting, and
will organize tho club. Thero will bo
no dues or expenses for tho club,
Potato Inspector Makes Trip
J, T. Donaldson, who has boon ap
pointed potato inspector for southern
Orogon, mado a trip to Hurrlsburg
yesterday In tho Intorests of IiIb now
work. Ho will Inspect a car of pota
toes thoro which 1b ready for shipment
GITIZEN TELLS Of
rs . . a u l-li.
and Patriotic; Well Treated
By Mrs. J. C. DIMM.
Having had an opportunity' of visit
Inf Fort Stevens I found the boys In
splendid health, happy and busy, and
almost every one comfortably quart
ered In new contonments. During my
visit the-boys that were -left in the
third company now tho flfteenth(
were moving Into their new canton
ments. Tho old first, second and third com
panies of tho Oregon Coast artillery
does not now exist as the boys In these
companies, who were not transferred
to the C5th battalion coast artillery
and Into other divisions of tho army,
are now in the 13th, 14th and 15th
companies, training and anxiously
awaiting their time for transfer to
other fields of service.
Captain Huntly,. former captain of
the third company is now captain of
tho Eleventh company and is acting
fire and battalion commander at The
Fiva of tho Sprlngneia boys aro In
Battery. C, 65th battalion Coast ar
tilleryCorporal Dell Hinson, Lester
Hill, Ivan McKlnuey, Paul Myers, Rus
sell Keenan and Russell Dimm. These
boys expect to leave for France with
their battalion in the near future and
aro apparently very eager to be off
to do their bit for their country, as
are all the boys and I can assure the
people that a finer looking lot of boys
and a more patriotic, bunch cannot be
produced than is to be found at Fort
Stevens. All are ready and willing
to sacrifice their lives if need be for
their country and flag, and the United
States will hear of brave deedB done
by tho Fort Stevens' boys when they
got to the front.
I arrived at Fort Stevens Saturday
afternoon at 1:30 P. M. and was taken
to the cantinmcnt where tho Ninth
and Tenth sections consisting t 40
boys of Battery C, aro quartered. Thero
I found the boys busy cleaning and
pressing their clothes and those who
who had been fortunate enough tc got
a pass were getting ready for a trip
to Astoria, for tho evening and some
for over Sunday.
The boys are becoming very adopt
at minding their clothing and always
have them In good repair and looking
rino, Thej nro allowed a portion of
Saturday afternoon, when not on
special duty to do their mending and
pressing, It is necessary to, do some
of it on Sunday if the boys do not get
tima during tho weok.
To bo continued.
Is Chosen As Debator
Amy Carson of this city, who Is at
tending tho University of Oregon, .was
choson as ono of the four girl debaters
who will uphold the Univeralty honors
against Washington. Sho is a grad-
imto of Springfield high school and.
is well known hore.
WILL MAKE IMPROVEMENTS
Local Man to Build Modern Equipped
Barn on Mohawk Ranch '
Hugh Sandgathe of this city is mak
ing preparations, to Improve his Mo
hawk ranch. He Is' going to build a
fine new bars for general farm pur
poses, 32 by 54 feet, which will have
& cement floor, a pressure water sys
tem, feed grinder, roller, and a hay
track and fixtures which will be
large enough to lift an entire load of
hay at one time. Stanchions will be
installed for cows. When finished
this barn wilT bo-one of the beBtequIp
ped In the country. Mr. Sandgathe is
also, planning on building a hog house
a "chicken house, and a pump house.
Ho will install the pump, in Jhftjatter
This farm has been leased for a term
of five years by E. E. Morrison of this
city, who will have Mr. and Mrs. I.
A. Smith run the farm for him. Mr.
and Mrs. Smith' formerly owned a farm
near this city.
Man and Wife
Slie Formerly Lived in This
City; Is Daughter of Mr, and. '
Mrs. J. L. Maldsh of Bend
William C. Pitman and his wifq
Mabel Pitman of Boise, Idaho com
mitted suicide Wednesday of last week
by taking carbolic acid. Mrs. Pitman
who was Mrs. V. B. Ledman before
her marriage to Mr Pitman , is a
daughter of Mr and Mrs. J. L. Malsoh
now of Bend, Oregon, and formerly
of this city.
Mrs, Pitman killed herself at their
home, in Boise at about 3 o'clock in
tho afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mar
tin, friends of the Pltmans, took Mr.
Pitman homo with them for the even
ing While there he visited a drug
store, obtained somo more carbolic
acid, which he took and died at 8:15
that evening. Domestic trouble seems
to have been tho cause of tho double
Mrs. Pitman was dlvorcod from
Judge V. B. Ledman on January 25,
flvo days lator on January 30, she
married Pitman In Utah. They then
went to Boise. They had been mar
ried only two weeks when the tradegy
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Malosh, parents
of Mrs Pitman, lived in this city un
til about three yoars ago when they
moved to Bend, Oregon. Mr. Malosh I
was a carpenter while here. While
tho wlfo of Judge Ledman, Mrs. Pit
man visited her parents In this city.
Sho loaves two young daughters 11
and 13, who will be in the caro of tholr
Prunevllle Couple Weds
Floronco F. Pattlson, daughter of
Mr, and Mrs, w T. Pattlson became
tho bride of Waldo S Hardlo, son of
Mr. W. R, Hardlo, at her home nt
high npori yesterday. Tho coremony
was, performed by Rev William Moll
Case of Eugene. Tho couple left tho
samo evening for Portland. Both bride
-and, groom .are residents of thq Prune;
Vlllo district. .f()r
Nation Wide Program For
Enrollment of 250,000 Skilled
Laborers Begins This Week ,
OREGON'S QUOTA IS 3204
R. L. Kirk Is Appointed Officer for
Springfield District; First Man
to Register Is From Oregon j'
R. L. Kirk, Superintendent of pub
lic schools In Springfield has been ap
pointed enrollment officer In the Pub
lic Service Reserve, for this district
and Is ready to take up his duties ia
Franklin T. Griffith, State Director
of the Public Service reserve, thhi
week laaugaarated the state wiie'
drive for speeding up the shipballd
ing program in Oregon.
The program Is nation wide in scope
and calls for the enrollment of 250,
000 skilled men who will be available
for service in the various shipyards
of the country when the United. States
Shipping Board brings its program up
to the maximum producing capacity.
Of the 260,000 skilled men needed
by the country, Oregon's quota will
be 3204. This number is divided in
to. 81 different classes of skilled labor
and are to be enrolled throughout the
entire state. ,
State Director-uruttth haa perfect
ed the 'organization throughout tha
state and wRl have for that purpose
the service of all 'the' county chairmen
of the State Council of Defense who
will conduct local drives in their own
This enrollment of skilled labor will
constitute what will be known as the
"United Stales Shipyard Volunteers"
and will be conducted with the least
possible disturbance to existing Indus
tries. The men are not to be called
into shipbuilding service at once but
are merely to bo registered, so that
wfien the .government calls for them,
they wli be'Yeady,-''They will not bo
called, until needed for work in a par
ticular yard and for a particular pur
pose and will bo paid tho prevailing
wage in the yards. Men will be em
ployed only as fast as housing is pro
vided. The .men who enroll are not.
because of enrollment, exempt from
the draft, but it is to be borne in mind
that men who are at work In the ship
yards, now, are placed In a different
classification under the draft.
In connection with this drive, Ore
gon has again led the nation, the first
application for enrollment received
by the United States Shipping Board
at Washington, being that Lesllo
H. Towne, of Halsey, Oregon.
Whtle Oregon's quota is 3204, State
Director Griffith is confident that be
fore the drive is over, the nerollment
will 'show a total of very closo to 20,
Local Man to Be' Fair Officer
Welby Stevens of this city and D.
E. Youran of Eugene have been ap
pointed as superintendents of the
manufacturer's department for the
Lane county fair to "be held in Eu
gene next falL The appointing ot
superintendents for each department
is a radical change from tho methods
of handling them, that have been em
ployed In the past.
Would Foreclose Mortgage
Mrs. Anna Baker commenced suit
Saturday against Anna Mullen and
others, to foreclose a mortgage on an
undivided halt interest in lot eight,
block 64, in Maude's subdivision in
Springfield, The amount alleged to
be due is $500 and interest. Frank
A. Do Pue is attorney for .the plaintiff
Mrs. Baker lives in Eugene.
Lad Has Major Operation
The .eight yea,r pld son ot Mr. and
Mrs. L, R. Crow of Wendllng was
suddenly taken with acute appendicitis
and was operated on at the Mercy hos
pital Monday night. He is doing fine.
CAMPAIGN FOR MEN