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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON THURSDAY, MARCH 2S, 1918
VOL, XVII... NO. 9
LEGIOli AT THE
Gives Members an Idea of Size
of Uncle Sam's Job and
Their Part In It.
DELIVERS THREE LECTURES
Pictures of 8hlp Yards, Spruce For
eats. Aeroplane Factories, and Men
of National Army Shown
Monday aftornoon and evening Llou
tenant C. II. Jonson gavo an Illustrat
ed locturo at tho lloll Theatre of this
city In tho Interest of tho Loyal
Lesion of LoKgora and Lumbermen
movomont of tho NorthwosL
. Thoro wero thruo reols showing
pictures of spruco forests, mills, ship
yards, aoroplano factorlos, battlo
shlps at sea and tho National Army
training for service In addition
twenty plcturos woro shown of aero
planes performing dangerous stunts In
the air, also photographos taken on tho
"1 do not need any Introduction to
tho people of Sprlngflold as you all
know mo. I am hero In tho Interest of
the Loyal Legion of Loggers. About J
six monthii ago tho government do
cldud upon tliTa program of tho war
being very essontlal to tho winning
of tho war, and approximately 40,000
aeroplanes was to bo made as rapidly
ns nosslblo. It Is very easy to put
,I.A. AnnUnn. nn t.n no., l.ti, tlin
ivr.i. ...... v"'went on ooaru a- transpori-ac an-
government decided thero must bo an FrancHco and sailed Sunday. Tho
organization of men of tho United I woathor wnB fl0t nn tho way, nnd t
Slates with rororonco to getting out ,ook UB.niJ0Ut ft weok to mako tho
the material. Offlcora of tho armytr,p t0 Pftnnma, u wna 80mo
woro appointed to organlzo tho lum- (Crowdot, on the boat, about 3000 of
bermon Into n Loyal Legion of Log
Kern. Captain Arnold is tho organ
izer In tho Htate. Thero is now a
membership of sixty two thousand
In tho northwest nnd wo oxpect to
bring tho membership up to ono hun
Tho govornmant then docldod to
send out two comploto moving picture
outfits, each In caro of an offlcor to
' I,, .. latter wo loft San Francisco at Nor-
be show;! at oach camp, mill and shlpt , , . . . ...
, ' , . . : rolk, Va last Friday, and left there
yard, to show tho members of tho i ' ' .. . .
. , . , 4, , ...,.,,, , that night, sailed north, but did not
Loyal Log on tho great part which 1 .... ... , ,
... i ii i . " .... , got to Hobokon until Sunday morning.
they will play In making this air pro- ' , , .
' Wo loft tho ship and took tho train
gram a succoss." ... j
. ,t i n. to our camp at Camp Merrltt N. J.,
Thoro h ono of theso outfits In tho l , .
stato of Washington In charge of
Lieutonant Cutts, ono In Oregon
charge of Lloutonant Jonson.
U havo shown tho pictures In all
tho lumbar camps of Coos Co. This
moving picture stunt is given as
means of educating tho Loyal Legion
as woll as to glvo first hand Infor-
matlon of what Is actually going on'0(, . tho navy and loft yesterday for,church Borved a de,,cIous banquet bo-
along this lino. "Spruce for tho Air , porUaIvj v,i,er0 t,o will bo examined foro tho address.
and Fir for tho Sea," Is tho slogan of Tno young man, who is not of draft i The address of the exenlng was do
tho Spruco production division. There ag0 formerly attondod Springfield , Uvored by Prof. B. W. DeBusk of tho
aro no moro loynl mon in tho United high school, and was attending high University of Oregon. Ho spoke on
States than tho mon who wear tho school in Eugono at tho tlmo of hla tho present war and the great part in
button of tho Loyal Legion," I
Pictures woro shown taking tho
aoroplano from tho standing spruco
In tho woods through tho logging
operations, in the mills, In tho dry
klln, through tho JoffrloB aeroplane at Oakriago ana tnBtauou tnoro. inis country, that tho colleges and univor
factory In Portland, and upon flight, oqulpmont makes a much-noodod 1m- sltloa havo been called upon to toko
Each part 1b carefully tested boforo
II la imnrl. Prominent nlrmnn. In
their uniforms, brown for' the army
and black for tho navy, were shown '
In difficult and dangerous flights In
training Holds und on tho battlo line.
Views of tho now national army
training In tho Immonso army camps stampBi nnd overy pup lB R out of ovory 100 men who applied for
wore Bhown. Thoy nro woll trained m!mbor of tUo Rod (iroBfl At a re. onlistnjont wero rofusod on account
nnd olflclont and have been modo Into . box flodal g,von by th(J Bchoo, ot physical disabilities. Physical pro
determined soldlora In a vory Bhort wna :,, . ,, aa pnrodnoss Is necossary to make those
Ships aro also bolng rapidly built
and mnny scenes from thd busy Bhlp
yards woro shown. Tho building pr a
ship was taken from the first nail
driven to tho time ltwas launchod.
' Among tho bcoiios from tho front
woro several of captured Germans
coming from tho front and Interned
In England. Tho ploturos ended
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UNVEIL NEW SERVICE FLAG
Woodmen of World Have Ten Men In
the Service From Local Lodge. ...
Tho Woodmen of tho World hold
(log unveiling services Tusoday even
ing, whon thoy unvollod a sorvlco Hag
holding ton mars, representing ten
boys from tho local lodgo who aro In
tho sorvlco. Short talks woro made
by John Edwards and Herbert Wal
kor. Tho boys for whom stars wero
placed aro: Thomas Abeano, Creed
Ilrattaln, Vanco Cagloy, Ivan McKIn
noy, Doll Hlnson, Earl Thompson,
Howard Klzcr, ChrJs Jonson, John
Aloxandor and Dr. Eugcno Koster.
Tho families and frionds of tho men
of tho lodgo woro invited, thoro being
about ICO presont At tho closo of an
Interesting program light refresh
ments wero served by the men.
Boy Writes Home
About Long Trip
tells of His Journey Through
Panama Canal and Up
Tho following letter was received
by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hlnson from
their son, Doll Hlnson, who Is with
tho Fort Stevens boys now In an east
Monday, March 18.
Dear Folks I am nil O. K. and set-
tIcd for a fow dnyB ttt cnBl. i 8Up
poso you woro wondorlng what hid
bocomo of mo, for tho last time I
wrote I was in California two weckB
VVo nad a nJc0 trl nn tho way
..., ,.. .... inn(t am water. Wo
- '.. "2
us being on it. I am glad tho trip is
over, although wo lmvo a couple of
wooks of It boforo us yet Tho trip
from Panama wnB entirely different,
as It kept getting coldor and the wa
ter rougher than tho Pacific, and of
course thoro was a llttlo seasickness.:
in which I did my part.
Tim Urol Hn.-. urn pnt nfT thn nhtn
about fourtoon miles from Now York
City. I don't know whon we leave
hare. I rathor enjoyod tho trip, al
though It certainly seemed good to
got on land again."
Enlists In Navy
Clarence Chase, son of Mr. and Mrs,
pt tj, chaso of Prunovlllo, haB enlist
' Old Equipment Is Sold
Tho equipment of tho old postofllce
"as boon purchased by the postmaster
proyomont, both in Handling tne man
nild In serving tho patronB Of that
Wendllng Pupils Are Patriotic.
Tho Wondling pupils are - .doing
their bit for tho government Thoy
hnvo bouaht nearly $1,000 worth of
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i Former Gcshen Boy Dies,
Thomas Iloby Brown, who formerly
j(vod In Goshon and attended tho
Springfield High School, dlod Bomo-
where In France during tho present
month from pneumonia and moaslos.-
Ho was a member of Company E,.J)0th
onglnoera of tho forestry department
nt tho tlmo ot hid death,
Jli Ir 'Sons11' ife-
ssnfanHnnRLHnB nsLnBi sBSja5aB9aHSsaVaflBw
llr It I:. n'N'rill and W. K. KlrtDitrfck'
Of supreme moment is the tsmM-of the wax. The price of wheat and the turn of politics are senoaa mai
, tern but the Third Liberty loanJh Oregon means more than all. It means
Uackintr ufl the toys who have bon Bent to the overseas batttefields.
Trompt and abundant loans of spare cash to the war treasury, in local trade terms, is the translation of
money into .airplanes, guns, ammuuStiOh'.kprovIaions; ships and every- device of moic.rTT WTir-ffrr-Vie Awserican.
War expenditures reach every avenue of business in this, state.
Therefore, "Bridge the Pond Buy a Liberty Bond," in the words of Mrs. H. M. McKenna of Astoria, and
M. Eva Dull of Eugene.
Prepare for the Third Loan which opens Saturday, April 6, with Victory celebrations throughout Oregon.
The Governor and Mavorc .will proclaim the significance and urgency of participation in tho raising of
Oregon's Hharc of this defense fund. Rallies, open air Catherines, speeches, parades, illuminations, the Rintr-it-Arain
Liberty Bell on the door of every household, and by every mrans, the citizens of our community are
urped to forsake all other activities and join in the spirit and the work of the day.
Begin buying a Bond the First Day!
This is the first of a Bcries of cartoons and slogans by Oregon illustrators and writers which will be pub
lished hv the 1 .IBERTY LOAN COMMITTEE and the space for which, is part of the patriotic offering of the
PROFESSOR DE BUSK
Tells Methodist Brotherhood
About Physical Prepared
ness for School Children-
Tho Methodist Brotherhood mot
Monday night in the church parlors
and was well attended, the usual num
ber bolng present. The ladles of the
.solving tho world promlems which tho
colleges nnd universities have been
called on to take. This responsibility
i,n8 cnUBod a transition In them, This
ja tho first tlmo In the history of tho
part jn the groat wor)d problems.
Prof. DeBusk also told of the mqbo
llzatlon of t)io resourcs of the coun
try, and hqw oven tho services of
men, women and children aro being
During tho conflict with Mexico 52
men fit for service. Half ot tho men
.refused could havo boon accepted If
they had boon made lit In tholr child
hood by having their troubles, looked
Into, Many, of tho men were refused
because of defoctlvo teeth or weak
oyos. Theso ailments aro common
with children, but with tproper caro
by school authorities and' school phy
elclans they could be oaslly romodled.
It Is tho opinion ot Prof, DeBusk that
Springfield Red Cross Makes
Good Showing in Work
Room. At the regular monthly business
mooting of the Springfield auxiliary
of the Red Cross at the City Hall
ITuosdayi eventag, commlseoe were
appointed to make nominations for
oltlcora for the ensuing year and to
arrange for a public meting to bo held
on the evening of the 23d of April, at
which time the new officers will be
elected and the annual report will be
Ladies in charge ot tho work ro
portod the following arUcles mado
during Fobruary and March:
Hospital garments: 42 bed shirts,
IS BUlts pajamas, '?- lounging robes,
Surgical dressings : 1112 4x4 com
presses, 234G email sponges. KHlted
articles:" Made In January, February
and March, 47 helmets, 38 sweaters,
30 pairs of sox, 1 pair mitts.
v In February pupils of the High
School mado the following articles:
13 wash cloths, mado out of old linen;
11 napkins, also mado out of old linen;
1 sack of outing flannel snlpplngs or
feathers for filling fracture pillows,
and four or five hundred gun wipes,
Four new members wero reported:
Miss. Ora Chaso, Geo. B, KIntzloy, D. j
iM. Gore, und Mrs. William nodonbo.i
the government will soon look Into
tho matter ot the health of tho child-
iron and-boo that thoy rocelvo the cart
necessary to mako them strong,
hoalthy citizens ot the United States,
MOHAWK MILL TO RESUME
New First-Class Logging Railroad Has
Been Completed From Donna.
After several years' Idleness the
mtll ot the Mohawk Lumber Company
at Donna1 will start sawing again on
April 1, it Is announced. Tho com
pany has recently completed a first
class logging railway from Donna
back Into the mountains, where it haB
a large acreage of fine timber, and
the logging camp began operations
the first of the week. The camp em
ployes thirty men and the company
at tho present time Is employing a
total of sixty-five men. Three don
key engines are used in the camp,
and there Is a Shea geared loco
motive with which to haul the logs
from the woods to the mill.
Surveying Work Done.
A party of men under P. M". Morse
haB, begun work surveying the S. E.
Walker road around the point below
Oakrldge. This Is tho piece of road
for which $19,500 was appropriated
at the road meeting In December. t
la expected that contracts, will be lot
as soon as the survey is comploted,
and work pushed to completion, aa
rapidly ob possible. This will do
away with tho worst road between
Springfield and Oakrldge,
Shortage of Logs,
Tho Springfield .planing mill has,
boon unablo to. get enougn lpga, tp,.run
steady, and has been obliged q close.
down for a few days until more logs
could be secured. It resumed opera,'
tlona yestorday. Tho mill Is working
on a big contract for tent pins for tho
Set Your Clocks Ahead,
Governor WIthycombe has .Issued a
' proclamation fcalllng iupon the people
of tho 'state .toobservo tho act of
congress 'providing for sotting clocks
forward ono hour on March 31 aa a
moans of conserving daylight.
JO PEOPLE OF THE
Rev. Everett Moore, Captain of
Steamboat "Oregon" Tells
of Great Work on Kongo
NEED MORE MEN BADLY
Negros Live Amid Barbaric Condi,
tions In Interior; Many Tribe
Have Not Been Reached Yet
Everett Moon, a missionary from the
Kongo regloa of Central Africa, spoke
at the Christian church Saaday night
to a filled church.. Rev. Moon Is cap
tain of the steamboat "Oregea" which
was built and Is maintained by the
members at the Christian church te
Oregon. It sails on the Kongo river,.
Rev. Moon is well kaowH here. He
Is a graduate of the Eugene Bible uni
versity, and his first sermon was
preached In Springfield.
Several months ago the "Oregon"
sank, but It was raised In seven days
with small damage to. the ship or car
go. "And to this day," said Rev.
Moon, "we do not know why it sank.
'The 'Oregon' makes possible a gr
eat work. Before we had ft, the trip
up the river had to be made in canoes'
which carry from one to 100 passen
gers. The usual size, tho, is the one t
which carries 20 paddlers, a mission-.
ary too, and the luggage. The drum
mer keeps time for the paddlers on
his drumand .they slag .f roip thbe-a
ginning of the journey, jo the end.
"The Kongo, which is one ot the
largest rivers in the world,, has 158
miles; of water navigable- by .the ocean
steamers, and altogether 1000. miles
of water navagable for steamboats ,
and large canoes. The falls 150 miles ,
from tho mouth ot the river, have a
250 mile narrow gauge rail road around
"The animal life of the Kongo re
gion Is very varied," said Rev. Moore.
"It varies in size from mosquetos to
elephants. Oue insect, a fly, causes
the dreaded sleeping sickness, for
which no cure has been found, and
which sweeps away whole villages at
"There Is also a small white, ant,
which eats all the wood and fibre It.
finds. They have been known to. .eat
the walls ot the houses leaivng only
the paint, and they often eat Into,
clothes chests and eat everything la
them before they are discovered. Ano
ther pest is the driver ant. When .
this ant gets into your house you get
out," said Rev. Moore, "or you will,
be carried out piecemeal. They eat
the flesh of animals and do not hesi
tate to begin on a man. The organ
ization of these ants is wonderful.
They have runways in which the work
ers carry food to the ant hill, and they
have soldiers, larger and more tierce
than the workers, to guard this path.
They are absolutely fearless.
"Snakes are "not bad there and
those that they do have are not dan
gerous, as a rule. The python, the
largest snake' there likes to eat goats
and one night one ot them Bwallowed
a goat which was tied to a porch.
The next morning tho jownor ot the
goat found a python tied to his porch
instead ot a goat.
But tho crocodiles are very bad.
Many ot the natives are eaten' by them
One was killed near the mission sta
tion which 'had eight pairs of anklets
In its stomach. Monkeys and hippo.
potamus are plentiful and are con
sidered good eating by the natives.
"The natives living near the rivers
are quite clean. Thoy raise tobacco,
and In soma tribos the men, women,
and children smoke. They like to
wear, lots ot Jewelry, and somo ot the
anklets worn weigh ten pouads.efch,"
Rov, Moore showed .many curios,
"knives, spears, and pieces of money.
"The natives all buy their wlvos and
can have as many aa they can afford
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