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PrtlNcfrllELb, LAMtf, COUNTY. 0ttEQOrt,hHURtDAY, APRIL
YDLr'XVII NO. 11.
THE SPRWGFIEL0 NEWS J
Private Roberts of Vancouver
:And Qeo. W. Caldwell of
' Portland Speak
MILL MEN ATTEND IN BODY
Deceit of Hun, His Awful Atrecltles,
Irand Much of Intrlnuo of War
I Are Revealed
Tuesday ovonlng Prlvato J. C. Hob
crtslof Mississippi, a membor of tho
aviation section of tho Hpruco Pro
ductlon at Vancouver Barrack and
6co;V. Caldwell of Portland spoko at
tholothodlst church In Uio Interest.
of tho Third Liberty loan. I
Tho high school orchestra which
lununiicu uiu iiiunic lor inu occasiun i
opened tho program by playing "Amer
ica.". Prlvato Itoborts said, "Tho world
war Is raging lmrdor than over. It Is
plunging tho world Into a great slaugh
tor. Wo will rcallzo this far bettor
when our boys como homo, if they
ovor do. Wo aro a froo and solf-ro-
spectlng pooplo and as such will re
until wo drlvo the Hun back to his ' Plant, which was built In 1913 and has''" mat i am nero, saio. i won me, .xneir present nign raunB may oe ai
own soil. Our nation has pledged It's been running since that date, closed Victoria Cross on Hill 70 In August, .trlbuted to his systematic planning
mcrcd honor to see this thing through. 'Jown Saturday because bl lack of for saving tho lives of many ot and the liberal attitude of the local
"And when tho soldiers ot America business. Tho plant Is largo and up- Y comrades while under shell fire, board. Among tho features developed
go forth to fight our battles and dlo to-dato in every respoct, but Is too big "At Yprcs, at tho beginning or the In the schools by Supt Kirk, the most
for us wo must do our utmost for to bo supported by a town tho size of war, I was In a terrible attack. The noteblethe standing of the teacher.
their success. Every dollar nut Into
Llborty bonds will go to protect your
Interest, and tho government will re
turn It to you Iwtli a gonorous Inter
est. Put your monoy Into Llborty I controlled by tho Henry Wolnhard
bonds and by tho grace ot Ood wo'tompnny of Portland, and tho era--
shall win this fight and win for tho . ployoes from horo havo boon sent to
right Portland to work In tho plant thoro.
Mr. Caldwell snoko of tho different .Howard Woods, foreman of tho plant.
look on tho faces of tho American ,
pooplo now. "Thoro Is grim doter-.
mlnaUon written thoro, for wo as a
pooplo are dotormlnod to win this war
Wo aro asked to subscribe to tho many
funds and we ovor-subscrlbo. So why
should wo not lond to the government
by buying bonds, when we will got J
our monoy back with Interest.
"We are fighting a power that has
been preparing for the war for 40
years. Wo havo lived so long in
.peace that wo had almost forgotten
that wo might over need a military
torce to protect our flag. But while
jfcwo went about our peaceful pursuits
'tiermaay was busily engaged making,
frguns and ammunition. They kept
JCiaaklng their budget larger .each year
wila order to raise funds to finance the
-war, until It became ao largo that it
was with difficulty, that it passoa
their legislature la 1912. 4 In 1913..0
of the richest men" of 'dermany were
called togethor by tho Kaiser and of-1
tarnA Mr nrlzes. of land If they would
aid In financing this war and thoy no
copied tho bribes.
"Tho Gorman government Is the ,
most deceitful government the world
has ovor known. Dy deceit thoy caused
TtiiBBin tn enol towards Franco bofore.'
tho war was declared., Dy, deceit they decided Instead to mako donations,
gained tho promise ot Austria-Hungary. jA would mean, quite a good doal
to enter the war for them. They , o troublo and oxponse, to the ladJeB
even decolvod Uiolr own mon. WheMMj a0clioi tha it, would be
Brussels was captnrea tne soiuiers muoU oaslor and cheaper for all con
were told that that was Paris, and thd ' cerno,i t0 mako dollops, Thcso dQ-
.- .I.Ia.I tt rvl n InUnro lintith ...
poor ioiiowb uuwu.iuuH .ulvU. "".""
Parl8, . I
"Our nation Ib made up or people
from all parts of the world but Uncle
Sam does not ask us what our nation-
uuiy ib, uu uiu, .,thoy turned In 120.
the Stars and tripos,
"Tho pooplo of Dolglum wore boatoh
by tholr captors, and thousands . of
thorn wore shipped Into Germany to
work thoniBolvos to, death In thd foe-'
torles thoro. Many wore even driven
to work with bayonets. '
"Some say wo did not gp, Intq, tho
war soon enough, othors any we onter
od It too soon. Bqt we aro In it now,
and tho only way wo,(can 'got outof It
is by winning tho victory for Uncla
Bam. The' freflcM and Skmitoh have
bravely driven back the he, et the
Hun, but they are almost exhausted
and need our aid. The United States
doe bot want one do)lr ?cr Indem- j
nlty nor ono foot of land. Wo havo
never1 taken a foot of land by forco, ,
and wo will not begin now. I
I "Tho soldiers of the Allies aro fisht-
I ltifr ovor thoro to froo tho world from 1
j tho tyranny of the Hun, and when thla 1
f'Kiit is over there shall bo a new birth j
innd ,horo "hft1u nn(1 tr,ocom, '
I for all mankind. All tho nations of,
tho world, both great and small .will
"ft.- tf it
I do iroo iruiu uiu uwiui luuruuiuua
,,U"' T,'" volco" 1,10 outn"5cl(1
Womon and children are calling to us
j to savo them 'from this groat military
t ' "An,or,ca today, .call for the loyal,
wholo-hcnrtnd nunnort of Its citizens,
jundor tho stars and stripes, to mako
peace for tho world.
"Tho only way to mako pcaco Is to
drlvo this great military machine- to
It's knooH, until terms of peuco, with
frecilom froin tyranny and barbarism,
aro gained and the world Is mado a
safe placo for us In which to live."
Wolnhard's Ico and. Cold Stor
age Business Is Discontin
Wolnhard's ico and cold storngo
gflold, so It will not bo used by
tho company until there are prospects
of more trade than there Is nt present. ,
t, inrai iiimintfls In owned and
will mako hla headquarters In Eugene, I
whore he will be In charge of tho soli
Ing of tho Wolnllord products, tho
Luxo, Toko and Appo soft drinks, In
Tho building and "equipment have
... in..,i th R.ienn nnd
Storage Company, but no i plana for lta
use have beon made &s yet.
' Tho building has a frontage ot bne
hundred and forty feet along the
Southorn Pacific, tract, and a depth' ot
eighty foot. The plant has a dally ice
capacity ot fifteen tons and a refrlger
aUng capacity of thirty-five tons. At
the tlmo ot Its opening, June 1, 1913,
It was the largest tee and storage
plant betwoen Portland and Sacra
mento. It was built to provide stor
age for meats, eggs, fruits, vegeta
blesIn fact everything In the com'
ralBslon line and Its closing , down,
1wlll.be a loss to tho peoplo ot Spring
field and vicinity. ''
SUM FOR -RED CROSS
Ladles of Methodist. Aid Society Get
Money Through Donation.
nM, r.n.ii' am snriotv nf Mm ninth.
0dlst Church' of 'Bprlngflold planned a
n.i tenant .nm timn mm '
nations, amounting aitogotnor to bo, i
were gathered up through the offorta
of tho ladloB of tho AId Sqclpty. Last
th'oy turnei, ?24 ot Ulf8 nmount
Jnto UxQ fr0M nnd M,,8 k
' Return to Portland
Mr. and Mrs, O, C, Hansen ot I'ort-
land returned Monday ovenlng to that
city where Mr, Hansen was called on
nuBlnoss. Thoy Intended, to mako an
extended, visit In thla. city, but were office will opon at 8:00 and cIobq at
he'rd only a week . Mrs,,. .Hansen is 0:30).nstead of opening at 8;00 and
a sister of Mrs, lloso LotUlond.Mre. closfng at-OjOO as' borbro "There will
Fjejlx Wosojow.Bka of, tlUs .clt'y 'nnd abp.iliV'fogular closlnfe hour'ifivn, m.,
daughtor of r, and Mrs. J, W. Mai-
iphl. ' , ..i
Tells of Dreadful Atrocities of
Hun; Says 'Money Will
Win This War
.'Private Mlcbaol OTtourko,- tho
Canadian soldier who is touring the
country In the, interest of the Third
Liberty Loan campaign, spoko yestor-, of superintendent of tho public schools
Jay afternoon at Uo Booth-Kolly mill, 'at The Dalles, Oregon. .
FUchor-Doutih mill, and at tho corner J While it la understood that Mr.
of Main and Fourth streets. Tho 'Kirk-Is seriously considering the, of-
grammar and high school students at,, for. It is not known at this time what
(on.in.i in i.n.iv
Private O'ltourko is ono of Uio
most distinguished men of today, hav-,
nB won three, medals for bravery In
nation. Although born In Ireland ho
wan at ono tlmo a citizen ot tho United
States, and lifter a subject ot Canada.
Ho Is a stretcher bcaror and at otto
tlmo ho carried 16 wounded comrades
off No Man's Land. Another Ume bo
captured 20 Germans In a trench and'
brqught them In a ono tlmo; Hp has
bcon over the top many times.
Prlvato O'Rourko said, "It takes
48 hours to go over tho top, to dig la' '
"Money will win this war and "iJnclo
Sam will win the war, bccaiWjlw
has the monoy. 'WvC
4'l enlisted In the Canadian? army
and had been In Franco and Belgium
from 1914 to 1917, and it's only by
(Jorranna sent gao over into our linos'
nnd We had no gas masks
thing wo could do was to bury our
"ces In tho mud and take a deep
oroatn once in a wnuo.
"Even when we havo gas masks It's
niGhty hard on us. Wo havo to wear
ra when wo 80 over tho
t0P wn,ch H,eans for 48 hours-
"When Vpres wns attacked the city,
was lovelcd to the ground in 24 hours
mo lerrinc suon lire oi me enemy.
,n wonostary near by all tho monks
woro ,c,Ued by tho cnc"88,on- Vpres
l called tho 'Graveyard of tho World'
because the roads around it are.llned
tor miles am miles with the graves
ot the fallen
I "At one time myself and one Bcr
geant took single banded a German
concrete pill box . armed with four
machine guns That was last Novem
ber, In the captured German dug
outs are found the bodies of dead
French girls; which shows the treat
ment ot tbe German soldiers' of wo
men and children.
"In one batUe on the front five
divisions were so cut up that when
tbey were reorganized only two dlvis-
na cou,u 00 wrraeu.
ft M 1
I had to .go nine months without
a .bath one time, Why a man Is lucky
If he gets one even that often when
he la In the trenches. And tho food..
It is often so poor we havo to hold our
noses in order to get it down. Wo
J don't get any too much ot it cither,
nnJ we R,wayB tako tho rations from
1,10 Boa,es 01 acna Bia'erB-
Tho women and children of England
and Franco aro tilling the soli and
keeping "the machinery of their coun
tries running. It I'b up td "tho United
States to finance tho boys 'at th'o'fronV
This War has tpM)o Won and moho'y
will win it So yra have to dig up.'
Close Successful Meetlna
pjayAtti O, Ethel of thl city and nev
aeorgV Wallace Scott closed a very
8U0C0gpfu, mocUnE nt MoUl0(llat
WondUng Sunday night nev
Snntf l ihn Rlnelne nvnnenllst whn
, helped conduct a revival in' this city
soma tlmo ago. The WondUng mooting
- . ..
was ot three weeks duration.
Post Office Hours
Boglnnlng Friday .April 12( tho Post
n Saturday. -This, la a paftrof tho.
daylight saving movement
Hm Offer to Become Head of
? 1 1 . I I ? eft t I . .
ruoiic ocnoois ai ...
The Dalles '
rrot. ft h. Kirk, for tbo paBt six
years superintendent of the local
schools, has been tendered. Opposition
hla reply will be.
Since coming to Springfield Prof.
Kirk 'has been a very earnest worker,
for the betterment of the local schools
training-. course ,wmcn raieu at m
top of shch'work In Oregon. Under
his supervision the work In manual
training, domestic science and art,
and military training have reached a
most creditable condition.
Mr. Kirk 1b a Normal. school grad
uate, graduato of the Universities of
Missouri and South Dakota and has
long, occupied a prominent placo In
the educational affairs of Oregon.
Bond Quota Is
Springfield Will Do Her'Part in
Third Liberty Loan.,
The Springfield district had pur-,
chased 28,150 ot her $32,090 quoU at
nine o'clock, this morning, with several
outlying sections yet to be heard from.
The reopense ot the people haa
bcon most generous and the cosmlttee
feels assured that the entire sum will
It is hoped that every individual in
the community will buy one or more
bonds. This plan distributes the load
and gives greater interest In the pros
ecution of tho war. ij
, The different commtttees are . to
actively canvass the town on Friday
and Saturday and It is expected that
Splrngtleld will go "over the top"
with a rush.
a'i- - Refuses 'to. Buy fond, . ...
, A. T Stevens, who has been employ
ed at thioBooth-jce'iiy mill In h!s cty
for tho last nine; inoqths, refused for
no good reason to buy a Liberty bond
In tho Third Llborty Ipanr and yes
terday morning he was oscorted off
tho mill grounda. by tho Loyal Legion
of Loggers and mmbormen. Besides
boing oscorted off tho grounds he was
ordered novar to return. Mr, Stevens
has' a wife and family. In Kansas.
Have Short Furloughs...
Hugh Landsbery, a member of the,
361st Ambulance Corps', - stationed at
Camp Lewis, a,rid Glen LeVee, Her
bert Moon and Fred : Lotnlev .mem
bers of tho. same company, arrived"
.. . . -v . i . ... . .
aaturaay 'morning at mo nomoa. oi
th'dlr .pkrerits; In. thitj .pity. Thqy, re-turjied.-to'.(?ampL.ovwl8
HI!bIS0 &f Iff
3, W. McDowell, a farmer living five
miles north of Eugene, has traded his
farm for the Hill's department store
In this. city. Mrs. Hill, who has been
In charge of the store here, wes com
pelled to make this chango because
of 111 balth.
The Hill's department store was
;Tbpencd in Springfield in 1911 under
the name of tho "Racket Store." It
was then situated. In tbo Wclby Ste
vens' bulldlilg on Main, betweeft Third
and Fourth streets. .
In February, 1917, the stqre was
moved to Its present,, sito In the I. O.
O. F, building. Its name .was then
changed tc Hill's Department -S,toreJ
and yardage goods, laces, .and em
broideries were added to the stock.
There was then ja. full. lbae-. of dry
goods, notions, chlnaware, toys, hard?
ware and stationery. . . .
The stbro will be closed on .the 15th
of this month .for an inventory ot tbe
Mrs. Hill wishes, to thank the qubllc
for their kind' patronage during the
years In which she has been in busi
Lane County Has
Work Speeding Up
Road Building Program Rushed
to Completion Before Labor
The work of road building and. im
provement in Lane county this year
is being pushed with tho plan In view
of facilitating the marketing- ot-tftn
products and utilizing farm labor In
the months when the farmers can
spare the time, but cannot leave home
for a long period such as would be
necessary in order to engage In ship
building or other war activiUes.
Two scarifiers and graders are at
work. One team propelled scarifier
and a small grader are being used on
the McKenzie river road above Thurs
ton, while the- big scarifier .with a 75-:
horsepower tractor, Is working on the
road between Junction City and the
Benton county line at Monroe. The
road from JuncUon City to Harrlsburg
has, already been scarified and re
dressed. One tractor and a train ot cars is
hauling crushed rock from Eugene to
the Pacific highway between Engene
and Junction City.
On the Lowell-Dexter road the clear
ing ' is practically completed and a
gang ot men Is filling up the holes
made by blasting out the stumps pre
paratory to grading.
The work on the Hayden-brldge
Harlow macadam will be commenced
as soon as the weather settles suffi
ciently bo that It is safe to tear up a
road, according to County Commis
sioner Harlow, and the gravel will be
furnished from the plant at Spring
field. F. MARTIN DIES SUDDENLY
la Son-ln-Law of B. A. Washburne of
This City, only III Short Time
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Washburne ot
this city received word Saturday of
the death of their son-in-law, Fred
.Martin of Vancouvor, B. C. Mr. Mat-
tin, married Miss Helen Washburne.
Mr. and Mrs. Washburne left Saturday
evening to bo with their daughter In
hero bereavement '
"Mr. 'Martin's death jvas quite suddon
and unexpected. He had been 111
with tonsilttls but complications sot
In "until pneumonia developed. He
passed away early Saturday morning.
Cremation services wore held Tuob
day In Portland. Mr. Martin at one
tlmo lived In this city.
Rebekahs. Have Initiation
'The local Rebekahs held an initia
tion 'Monday night. ' A large crowd
Vas present. Visiting members came
from Eugene and vicinity and the work
ot the degreo team was complimented
by the visitors. Light refreshments
were served at a late hour,
MISS ME ff
Pupils From Grammar Grade
And High School Take Part
FOR THIRD LIBERTY LOAN
, . urt.
Business Section, Booth-Kelly "Mill,
Fischer Bctitin 'Mill Are Visited "
by Noisy Eond Advertisers
, Monday, the opening of the Third
Liberty Loaa casapaign.was celebrated
in this city by parades, flyteg flags,
bright posters, sad noise making de
vices. The school children were dis-
missed In order to take part in the
Monday morning at 11:30 all the
school children ot Springfield, both
the grammar grades and the high
school students gathered at the cor
ner of Fifth and A streets for the
grand Third Liberty Loan parade.
Mother's of boys 'in the service also
took part In the Noise day celebration.
Tbe parade was headed by the high
school girls carrying an American
flag, tho high school service flag, and
several Liberty Loan banners. The
girls, who marched in company for
mation, carried the wooden guns used
by the boys In military drill. They
presented a very military front This
section was in charge of William Hill
aS captain, -- 5
Then came the high Ychool Hboya'
section, and oh the noise. Each boy
was armed with a horrible noise maker
and not a boy remained idle. Noise
was tho order of the day and noise
they made. Walter Gossler was in
charge of this section.
The grade children from the high
school building came next, also armed
with various implements for making
noise, which they all Industriously
Next came Uie ladles section where
the mothers ot boys in the service ot
Uncle Sam marched. They carried a
banner which read, "We have given
our men, they are more precious than
The women were followed by1 the
'children rfom the Lincoln school carry :
ing flags, Liberty Loan banners, and '
no(se makers. And the. noise they-ill!
make, it was fairly ear-splitting; ' ' '
The parade, which was tour blocks
long and in which there were 458 pa
pits alone, marched down Main street
twice and then over to the Booth-Kelly
At 2:30 the columns of pupils were
reformed and the parade visited the
During the parade the girls at the
head ot the parade kept step to such
slogans as Loan. Loan, Third Liberty
Loan; Buy, Buy, Buy-a Liberty Bond;
and Kill. Kill, Kill Kaiser Bill. They
also sang popular songs and high'
school songs. The parade was a
"howling" suqeess despite Ihe rain, -and
was heartily enjoyed by all.
The noise makers uBed by the pupils
wore donated by Mr and Mrs. CY F-.
Egglmann ,oi thta1 city. ''
Will Settle . Here
Mr. and Mrs. Will Regie and two.,
sons of Portsmouth, Ohio, are visiting
at the homes ot Tom Slkes and Mrs, ,
Julia Godman ot this city. Mr. flegle
and Mr. Slkes are old friends but until
Mr. Keglo came west they bad not
seen each other for eleven years. Mr. .
Regie and family Intend to locate here
on a farm, The boys have entered tho 1.
high school as members of tbe Fresh?
man class.'- 1
Will Move Bicycle Shop
J, W. Stevens, who owns the local
blcyclo shop, Is going to move his
shop into the building recently -fa cat ed
by the Safley ' meat'1 market 'This
chango' will be made as soon 'as the
floor in the old-meat market has been '
rolald, This and other repair -wdrk tt
boing done now. '