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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1018.
THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
STOCK IRKED UP
IN OTHER STATES
Factories In Other States Mak
ing Up Spruce Produced
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE
Mayor P. C. Hartey or Astoria Lays
Blame on Our Delegation ........
The United States, In the year wo
ha.ro been In tho war, has spent 800,
000,000 for aeroplane for tho army
andtthe navy: It has flooded old aero
piano factories with contracts; It has
awarded ,Hny contracts to other fac
torlek, that nowr.boforeL bulltjaerp
platiM, but It has yet to award Us
Drat aeroplane contract In Oregon,
Vetj, the fcororauient has b.-ught
lots of aerftplano spruce In Oergen
becaueoMt had to. It didn't do that
.from "choice, or becauso any particular
Influence .was brought to bear. -. la the
matter of spruce, tho government hod
no choice; It had to buy the spruco
whore the spruco grows. But as for
making that sqruco Into acroplai.ee,
nothing doing In Oregon. Wo got olt
tho lumber, but other states manufac
ture that lumber Into aeroplanes.
And thoy all uso our spruco, or spruco
from Woohlngton, for In thoBO two
statos Is found the only oultablo aero
plane timber In all tho United BtAtci!.
It It Is scnslblo to build wood ships
on tho Pacific Coast becauso tho lunv
bor Is there, and If it is a wlso policy
to build most of tho steel ships on tho
Atlantic Coast, bocnuno tho stool Ia
manufactured In tho oast, why Is It
not Just as good policy to build ncro
planoB In Oregon and Washington
whoro nil tho sqruco Is found T
Thoro Is a reason why noroploncs
nro not boing built In Oregon. Other
stales which hava to come to 'Oregon
for spruce hav6 delegations at Wash
Ington that have seen to it that their
factories havo been given aeroplane
contracts. I havo seen nd such efforts
by the Oregon delegation to get any of
these contracts fof our people, and
I havo boon protty well Informed on
tho aoroplane programme.
.. In Oregon wo have tho spruco, wo
hav6 factories that not only can build
aeroplanes, but that' want to build
aeroplanes; wo havo skilled workmen
compotcnt to build aeroplanes $ wo
havo capital that Is only watting an
opportunity to build aeroplanes, but
wo don't got tho contract, and why
It Is becauso when theso factories
and "this capital appeal to tho dolcga
tlon at Washington for holp In get
thing contracts, tho delegation mew
hers write 'nice 'pollto notes to tho
Aircraft Hoard and say that "so and
so would Ilka to build aeroplanes
can you glvo blm a contract?"
Now what kind of a way Is that to
promote a bona-fldo war Industry In
Oregon? Is It any wonder tho Air
craft Hoard Is not placing any con
tracts for aeroplanes In our State?
What doos the Aircraft Hoard know
about theso Oregon factories, or their
ability to build aeroplanes? Nobody
In the delegation over goes down to
toll them what facilities wo have, and
what Is moro, nobody goes around
thereto Insist that wo can build aero
planes' and 'must have contracts.
It Is easy hero In Washington to
turn down a written request from a
senator or representative, but la not
so easy to turn down a request If a
senator-walks Into an offlco andtalks
turkey. If a senator knows what lie
Is talking about, If ho has all tho facts
at hi fingers' ends, and Is able to
Bhow why his request not only should,
but must be granted, he gets tonit
thing. Nothing Is handicapping tho Ameri
can nrmy In Franco today llko tho lock
of aeroplanes. Tho only planes .imnr
lean boys havo atthelr command aro
machines loaned thorn by tho French.
The United States Government. Iiub
shipped Just ono fighting acroplano to
Europe, and Instoad of having 2.000
there by tho 1st of July, as had been
promised, wo nro going to have, ac
cording to latost official ostlmntes, 37.
Think et It.' Thirty-seven aeroplanes
to defend all the American troops in
France, or who will bo there by the
1st of July. Secretary Baker said we
would have 600,000 men In France by
that time, and think of 600,000 soldiers
with Just thirty-seven aeroplanes,
Oregon, of course, cannot build all
tho aeroplanes the army needs, nor
anything llko the numbor, but if Ore
gon had boon given tho opportunity
when tho aircraft programmo was
started. In April a year ago, It could
havo bxt many times thirty-soven
pianos In tho past twelvo months, but
Oregon was not given this oppor
tunity. Nobody In tho congressional
dolcgatlon seemed to care whether
aeroplanes were built In Oregon or
not At least nobody cared enough
about It to go down to the Aircraft
Board and Insist that wo be given tho
right to help out on this wan work.
Instead of giving these contracts, or
some of them, to Oregon, thoy have
nearly all been placed with aeroplane
factories back In the east, or else with
automobile factories, and it now de
velops that ono reason why some of
these establishments havo fallen down
Is because they have been employing
disloyal Germans And yet loyal'
American citizens out in Oregon anx
ious to build aeroplanes, have not
been allowed to do so, because the
Aircraft Board was stubborn, and be
cause our senators and representa
tives ,were not( enough Interested, to
tell a-stubborn-board where it got off.
Is the delegation going to wake up
and see that it now has an opportu
nity, not only to help Oregon, but to
help the government in its effort to
prepare to assist in winning tho war?
Until tho delegation does wake up,
we will get no moro aeroplane con'
tracts than wo have had in the past
Maybe we might get somo action If a
hostile acroplano would fly over tho
Capitol and drop a figurativa bomb
where It would rouse our delegation
out of its mental slumber.
Here is a chanco for Oregon to ren
der a wonderful service to tho Gov
ernment, but, before Oregon can do
anything, Its delegation must come to
life. Tho Aircraft Board thinks that
Oregon is ono vast forest filled with
spruce: It doesn't kriow wo havo any
cities or factories, or skilled workmen.
It knows nothing except that wo havo
ppruee trees. It Is high time somebody
in our delegation was educating the
Alreraft Board and letting those gen
tlemen know that we 'can build aero
planes In Oregon. Maybe it that Is
ever explained, the Board will be wil
ling to let us help out where we want
to help and where we can help in this
most important war work. F. C. Har-ley.
Fair Board Announces Prizes.
Tho I-ano County Fair Board an
nounces tho largest prizes In its his
tory for grango exhibits at tho county
fair to "be held September 18-21 next.
Tho first prlzo for & grango exhibit
will be $226 and tho second $160.
Evory grango having an exhibit to
a special prizo of $76. A patriotic
day 'Will also be held during the fair,
In which It Is expected to. pull off the
biggest patriotic rally In the history
of .Lane county.
Real Estate Transfers.
J. P. 8, Turner et ux to J. P. Tur
nerLot 19, blk 1, C. Cole's add to
Alex Graham to Dave Housel Lot
2, blk 9, Railroad add to Springfield,
W. W. Lafferty et ux to L. Z. Queen
Lot, 2, blk 3, Cole's 3d add to Mar
D. A. Elklns, sheriff, to First Na
tional Bank, Springfield, part of blk
1. Hunt's Add tyr Springfield, also lots
0 and 10, blk 70, Washburne sub of
S. I. & P. Co.'b add to Springfield,
Wm. H. Dossier to- Mazlo Gossler
Goodpasture, part of bile 20, Mulli
gan's donation to Eugene, $10.
Wm. H. Gossler to Josephine Goss
ler Curtis, lqt 1, blk 6, Springfield, $10.
Wm. Gossler to Margaret Gossler
Day,' Lot 2 E lot 3, blk. 6, Spring
Wm. H. Gossler to Kathryn Gossler
Hawk, tract In tot 3, blk 20, Mulligan's
Ellen Malosh et ver to E. H. Master
son, part of lot. 13, rcplat of lots 17,
IS, 19, Clark & Wushburne's add
E. H. Masterson ct ux.to Harry C
Bird et ux, part of lot 13 In replat of
lots 17, 18, 19, Clark & Washburne's
add to Springfield, $10,
OakRidg c i Boy Is
Has 200 Rodents to His Credit
-' and; Finds business Is
. Profitable; -
Glenn -Bailey, aged U, of Cakridge,
Is the champion mofo catcher 'In' Ore
gon. IIo began operations" ono" year
ago with four, traps and to date Has
caught 200 moles. He has also de
stroyed a large number of digger
squirrels and similar rodents, but of
those ho has kept ho record.
The Importance of this boy's work
Is emphasized In a statement by
County Agricultural Agent N. S. Ilobb
to the effect that 200 moles will ruin
a stand of legume pasture, like alfalfa
or clover, on a 10-acre tract, where
conditions are right Mr. Itobb Barb
that such destruction actually has
been accomplished on one farm near
Junction City. The moles made run
ways throughout the field, and shrews,
a small species ot gopher, and field
mice swarmed into the runways, ac
complishing tho destruction by
gnawing away the plant roots.
Glenn Bailey has found that mole
catching Is profitable. Just now he
is getting 35 cent apiece for the
skins and 6 cents bounty, making a
total.'pj 40 cents for every mole he
traps. He cuts off 'the feet of the
moles and Removes the skins from the
little animals so as to preserve them
almots in -their entirety. These are
tacked on a board, placed In a cool
place to dry and are soon ready for
tho market No curing or tanning
The molo is more difficult to trap
than other, small animals and it is
also next to Impossible to poison htm.
He seldom touches bait of any kind.
Bailey uses especially constructed
traps, the principal being that of the
ordinary steel trap, with the action
Inverted. These traps are placed in
tho runways made by the moles.
The trigger Is so arranged that it
stands about on a level with tho top
ot the' runway, so that when the mole
passes through his back will strike
lit and set oil the trap, the Jaws fall-
Batter sets M trap every mora-
catches are mde tit nt. M' set-
the average ertee receives! for Me
200 , moleskins we 17 cents. Th
price However mm advanced tf
Idly; (faring tae'3st few months.
Lano county has Keen waging a
campaign against motes daring the
last year. Some ' of the grango or
ganhsatins have jfceea Jorgaa4-zl '
drive among the boys. Tha, Santa
Clara grange bought a large number
of mole traps and sold"' them to the
boys on the installment 'plan.. This
project has been very successful and
is ridding the community of a pest
to which tho average farmer does nut -havo
time to give personal attention.- O
Some Lane county boys have found
thy common steel trap, set upside
imn in the runways; it 'Very good in
strument 'for catching moles.
Parcels to ExpedWeiwry Forces.
On and after April 1, 1918, parcel
for members and tedlvidaals connect
ed with the American Expeditionary
Forces ia Franee shall not be accept
ed for mailing- or dispatched unless
they contain nsch articles only as are
being seat at the -written request of
the addressee, approved by his regi
mental or higher commander or an
executive officer et the organlzatlos
with which he is connected.
. Postmaster General.
Rheumatic Pain Relieved.
"I have used Chamberlain's Lhtf
meat for pains in the chest and lame
ness of the shoulders due to rheuma
tism, and am pleased to say that it
has never failed to give me prompt
relief," Writes Mrs. S. N., Finch, Bat
avla, N. Y. air.
7 East 7th Ave., Eugene, On
All kinds of Cleaning, Press
ing and Repairing. Prompt
service and good work are
our specialties. Jo advance
in prices. Postage paid one
Hill's to emit business in Sorimafield. Our "stockand fixture!
have been sold to Mr. J. W. McDowell who will take, charged Tuesday) April 16. Store
Wall 1-Ba rln4r1 Mrmrlaitr for invntoFV. ' ' " V
J We wisli to thank-the good neope of Sprinefield for their liberal .patronage for thpast seven, years that itfcas been our privilege to serve you, and we rec-.
ommend to your consideration the same liberal patronage for Mr. McDowell who will serve you even better than, it was possible for us, as he will deVote his entrfe
time to this store. And on the part of Mra. Hill who, on account of ill health has been compelled petire from the management of this store, we again thank you
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SALE BEGINS THURSDAY
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. In order to make the work of invoicing this stock easier we are going to hold'a three day' sale, ApriMl
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12 and 13. Don t forget the dates. Here is your opportunity to really save.
It will pay yo to buy now for your future needs, prices on all merchandise is soaring in price, and will b: e higher by one quarter to one half this summer,
and some merchandise it is impossible to get at this time. Come early and lay in a supply. It will be impossible to quote prices here. We will simply mention
jew of the many bargains to be found at this sale. - : . ' - '
6 rolls toilet paper 25c
6 boxes matches 25c
6 spools O. N. T. thread ' 25c
6 yds. 5c lace
Any six 5c items
3 yds. 10c ribbon.
All hat shapes
25c garden hate
1 5c hate
Any three 10c items
One lot work shirts
One lot men'siwork socks
One lot ladies' aprons . .
One lot ladies' purses
One lot ladies' neckwear
Tinware, graniteware, chinaware and glassware all 10 off. All these ' items will be worth one-half
more in 90 days. This is a genuine sale with ral bargains. Don't miss it. ;
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Hill's Department Store, Springfield