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" THE SPRINGFIELD'NEWi::
PRINOfhlCo'L'A'Nc" COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 1S, 11t,
VOL. XVIL NO. 12
UncDUR DU D
Army of Yount Men Will
Recruited to Help at
R. L. KIRK IN CHARGE HERE
Local Boys Will Complete Their Reg
istration .Tonight; May Doeolvo
Badges at Once.
. Hoglstratlon of tho boys In Spring
field for farm and industrial work,
which Is under tho supervision of Su
perintendent It. L. Kirk, closes this
ovenlng. At this time Mr, Kirk hopes
to havo all tho boys of Springfield and
vicinity, between tho ages of 10 and
21, registered. This moveinont is to
liolp the govornmont in finding out tho
exact boy powor of the country.
Ton thousand boys, it Is officially
cstiinatod, youngsters botwoon tho
ages of 16 and 21, will bo uooded on
tho farms of Orogon this summer if
tho big crops of tho stato aro to bo
properly cared for.
Thoso boys aro to bo secured
through tho Unitod States Boys'
"Working rosorvo, a patriotic . organi
sation fostored by Prosldont Wilson
and Uie Unitod Statos govornmont.
They are to bo sent out Into tho ranch
districts In groups of 26, with a
compotent cook, full camp equlpmont
and a director, or leader who under
stands boys and will work with thorn
In whatovor they are doing. This
loader will make arrangomcnta re
, carding hours of work, wages and
' "working conditions and' will see that
tho boys aro aurroundod only by
healthy Influences. i
Tho boys will pick berries and other
fruit, put up hay and ensilage, holp
In harvesting and threshing grain
and work In tho dairies and possibly
tho cannorlos, in a unitod effort to get
mora food for tho nation.
Oregon has boon asked to furnish
a quota or 0500 boys ror this patriotic
aorvlce. Tho answer of tho stato, ac
cording to J, W. Drawer, specialist In
farm holp at tho Oregon Agricultural
Collcgo, who has boon namod state di
rector by the Unitod States depart
ment of labor, will bo an enrollment
of 1G.0Q0 volunteers.
Soya at work, aa well as those In
school aro included, because the gov
rnmqn,tt wants to lls boy workers for
Industry as well, as for tho farm, hat
nothing bo loft undoao toward secur
ing the highest possible industrial and
agricultural production to tho end of
No boy will bo taken from the Job'
lie now holds without his consent. He
. ' ... . . .
is to enroll to show his wiltingnoss to
eorvo, to provo to his noighbora that
ho Is no slacker, but Ills own doslro aa
to whoro ho works will ho final. If
ho is available for war sorvico and
serves 30 days of 10 hours each on a ,
farm or 60 days of eight hours to a
necessary Industry ho will bo glvon a
badge of honor and his name will bo
niaced on.tuo honor roil at vvasutng-h
Mr. Kirk: statod that the boys may
got their badges of honor at onco if
they .signify tholr willlntmesB to work-
tho .required tlrao for tho govornmont. i
University to Have Statue.
Tho "Plonoor," A., P, Proa'ara
-statue, to bo prosontod to'tlio Unlvpr
. slty of progon by J.. N,,,Toal,ot Port
land, will stand bonpath tho.. fir, trooa
on tho campus facing tho admlnls'ra
tlon building. Tho figure, which will
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uu ui uiuufcv uou u nun. mu. "(,"
will typify tho ploneor spirit of tho
, Goshen Schools Patriotic.
i The schools at Goshon aro organ
Uod Into a Junior Rod Cross .Booot
and tho glrhi are busily, at. work on
.little garmonts for .dpBtltuto children
In tho war zono.
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l"lJUNKm RED CROM HERE
ClaYen f Llneeln &chtf Ortsfilfe
ite.B Wr Werk.
"Many ' tJie Kheol children In the
Lincoln bulMhij Jiive organized them
selves Into Junior Rod Cross with
n total membership, up to date, of 132'
ThlK ' organization will carry on a
work similar to that of adults, but it
will bo such that school children can
do, Doth boys and girls aro mombors,
Tho lowor grades aro cutting and
making gun wipes. Tho materials for
thoso aro bolng largoly furnished by
tho school children thomsolvcs,
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jtlng wash rags and convalescent quilts
I Tho upper grades aro knitting and
making cloth bootoos, hoods, coats,
.etc., for Infant layettes. Thoso lay-
i ottos will bo given to noody children I.
'across tho wator, but Uioy havo not i
decided as yet just wlioro they will bo
Cloan-up We ok Boglns April 24;
Donation Made to Louise
Tho city council met at their regular
sosslon Tuesday night Thoso present
wore: Mayor E. E. Morrison, and
Councilman M. C. Dressier, M. W.
Wobor and W. N. Long, City Recorder
J. E. EdwardB, and City Attorney E.
O. Potior. t
Tho flnanco committee reported
favorably tho following bills:
Oregon Power Co., 1239.61; William
Donaldson, $48.00; Robert Stdwell,
$13.20; 11. Brummett, $8.40; Homo res
taurant, 7G cents,
Dills for repairing tho alloy south
of the Springfield croamery wore pro-
scntod and tho city recorder, J. E.
Edwards, was Instructed to present
thoso to tho. proporty owners whoso
property lies adjacont to the alloy.
Tho health committee reported the
street conditions in front of the Spring
Hold food company store aa not bolng
In a favorable condition. Tho street
In front of the Springfield garage was
reported as bolng not only unhcalthful
but also dangerous to tho public. The and eighth grades; Madge Brown, lan- J commended by the mayor an'd coun
rnatter In each caso wns referred to guage and reading, seventh and eighth cllmen that there be called a meeting
the street commlttoo.
Mayor Morrison, by request of Mrs
Upton of the Louise Hom of Port'
land, asked th conucll to consider a
donation of $26 to be given by tho city
to that institution. The council voted
to make the donation.
Tho queaUon of tho annual city
clean-up week came up, and April 24
to Mayl is the time set for that oc-,
caslon, Tho wagons will begin on
Monday,, April 28, to gather up the
ml.M'. m'IIam .f . IaIIh.ii.hI aiu.,
u ..MSt. A.VUB1e;v He-Hra graduate or. Eugene
iBBOBBmoniB waa men nrouciiL Harare
tho council. Tho city recorder waa
insirucioa 10 lurnisn mo cuy auorncv
with a list of street assessments, be-.
ginning wiui iuobo oi iuuy anu isiu,
HOME GUARD ORGANIZED
Booth-Kelly Men Will Drill Two Days
Every Week; to Get Guns.
Sixty men of the Booth-Kelly mill
met yostorday evening and organized
a home guard, to, bo known as the
Poth-Kolly Loyal Loglon of Loggers
nna f-Mmpermen Homo Guard. Moro
nro wceted to Join lator on.
Coipnoi reader or tno university
Qregon spoko to ,tho men. and told
them of tho necessity for organizing
,tho homo guard. ., ,
Guns, and ammunition will bo fur-
ntahfti! tiv thn trovnrnmnnt. hut. thn
j "- ' - - " , . r- -
mon win proviuo uioraBOivos wun mo
coveralls, which will bo tho regulation
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uuuuiw ui luu uum suuiu iiiio. iu
flt8t practice will bo hold this ovenlng.
Work on Court House Begins.'
. Tho ground for the new, addition of'
the Lano county court house . was
stakod .off yostorday,. by H.j Snook, of
tho flrnkpf.nSnqok & Xwprconirac-
tors of Saloq,. anljho.,Evqrkipf,exca,v
(vatlng will soon, lioElR, .v.-,u)
; . THE MtMttOt fOWER ,71
N. A. BAKER TO BE
School Board Elects Teachers
for Next Term; Janitor
Also Chosen. I
At a meeting of tho school board
Monday night Prof. N. A. Baker of the.
Lincoln school was elected
tendent to succeed H L. Klrk.hdr
will go to The Dalles next year. .
Other teachers were elected as fol
lows: Mrs. L. K. Page, first grade;
Frances Dartlott, second grade; Opal
Holvorson, second grade; Bess Pal'
mcr, third grado; Merle Nimmo, fourth 'usual places In the mills, and the pro
grade; Grace 'Walker, sixth grade; coeds of their labor to be turned over
Amlo Young, sixth grado; Olive Smith, 1 to the Red Crons.
geography and agriculture; Zeldaj At a meeting of the council of
Hamilton, history and civics, seventh Springfield Monday nlgnt it was re-
grades; Vera Williams, history; Jane,
LIndsoy, English; Nora J. Plank, com
Several of tho present corns have
already arranged to teach in other lwjjleld on the Fourth of July, for which.
cilltles, and others were not candid
dates for re-election. The remaining
vacancies will be filled at an early;
Nf Bakor, superintendent-elect,
bna )lved for the past ten years h
Lane county, coming here from Forest
Grove, Washington county, at that
high school and' of the Oregon Stato
Normal School at Monmouth. He also
attended tho University of Oregon.
Bakor ,lftB b(Jen temchInr 8chool
for about six years. Ho was principal
of tho Union high school at Elmlra for.
two years, and was then principal of
tho grado and high school at Marcola,
, whoro he taught for three years. At-'
tor toachlng In Marcola Mr. Baker at-
tended school a year before he came
v t0 this city, and for the past year has
been principal of the Lincoln ibuildlng
!n this pity, ,
A j jjoaj8 wa8 ,eieCted JahH6r for
' thQ comlng yoar at .76 a m0Blhi wjth
lQ additional, for. a helper. :
Junior Brotherhood Met
Last Friday evening the Junior
Brotherhood mot in tho Methodis
lmn.h Tim innlnn Al.i cnni.n
, J " V, ... tU UUI.fV'. V. MUWVl go, TJU
uie dinner before tho meeting. Tho
Juniors carry on tho samo lino of work
. ' . ... . ...
as uiu aoniors, aiuiougii it is more
suited to Miolr years.
Contribute to Red Cross.
Monday and Saturday tho Rod' Cross
headquarters In Eugene recolvod tho
following contributions ;from towns Jn
.Lanoicounty: $41.60 from tho Yarnoll
auxijlaryt ,nnd 3M3 from ilia Irving
' RED CROSS BENEFIT
Business Men and Lumbermen
Asked to Donate Services
on Fourth of July.
Tho city councilmen, business men
and Loyal Legion of Loggers and
auperln-iLumeermen may help to observe the
safe an fcane fourth of July,andat
the same time do a service for hu
manity. The plan if for tho city
fathers and business men to spend
their glorious Fourth on the farms
and tho Loyal Legioners at their
Of the business 'men of this city for
the purpose of organizing, and offer
ing tho'r services to the farmers
whose farms He adjacent to Spring'
they will work at 'nominal wages ana
the proceeds bo given for the benefit
of the Red Cross, -
It was further recommended that
the matter, be referred to the local
secretary of the Loyal Legion of Log-'
gers and Lurabersaen fa be taken up
wnth . the; members of that organisa
tion asking: that the- mills be In regu-
i lar operation on the- Fourth and the
proceeds of their labor also be given
'over, to the Red Cross.
The shortage of food and labor and
the great need of funds to enable us
,to win the war prompts this action
by the mayor and council.
"WILSON" SELLS FOR $298
Lane County Red Cross Horse
Valuable Money Producer.
"Wilson" the Lane County Red
Cross horso, was sold Saturday night
at Mabel for $298, making a total of
$938 which has' been realized by tho
Red' Cross"from tho animal slnoe.lt
was first presented to tho organiza
tion by J. El Murphy, of Junction City.
Leo Montoith, of Creswoll, the new
owner of tho horse, will prdsoht it to
the Creswell Auxiliary, thatit may
again "be offered for sale. The horse
sold for S350 at Junction City and for
300 in Eugene.
May Day Program.
' Preparations aro being 'made by the
Thurston Btudents for a May day pro
gram, wlh tho help of tho grade
schools ofi'tho .district. The high
school' Is to furnish the May queen
and lord mayor,-and tho' grado Schools
PARSONS ASKED TO STOP
Wai WstrrtwtMt LtUrtLn Atelt
8. F. Ftsm tlil cHy, wfee wfaV
requested ta step dkrtrftmtfa re-,
bhb literature ta gene Mo4ay by
Sheriff Elkins, tried to distribute tint
same kind of literature la this city
Tuesday. He was requested by J. E.
Edwards, acting as deputy sheriff h-H-der
instructions from Sheriff Elklss,
to stop and tho posters already left
at the homes were collected. They
woro being distributed by Mr. Par
sons, his two sons and a daughter.
This literature, which., explained
why their book, "Tho Finished Mys
tery," was suppressed by tho govern
ment, tends to create religious hys
teria and unrest among the people,
and is almost as dangerous to our
welfare as German propaganda,
Is Now Subscribed
Third Liberty Loan Over Quota
Nearly 25 Per Cent in
Tho Liberty Loan in Springfield dis
trict willoon reach the $40,000 mark.
This will bo 25 p.er cent more than
the auota asked No active solicita
tion for funds is now in progress, but
subcrlntlnnn will he, rulit nnnn the
usual terms up to May 4th.
The local committee la preparing
lists of subscribers for each of the
loans, and to future drives those who'
. - . . ; ,
have net contributed to earlier loans
A tabulated statement of funds sab.
scribed in this district will
Ushed at an, early date.
AUSTIN SI DWELL PASSES
Was Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Sldwell of This City.
Austin Sldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert L. SldwelTof this city, died at
his home At Coburg after a long Illness
Austin Sldwell was born in Iowa
Jnue 7, 1834, and lived at Coburg 12
years. He is survived by his wife, his
parents, four brothers, Clyde and Leo
of Coburg. and .Leonard, who is in the
navy and stationed In Virginia. He is
also survived by four sisters, Mrs.
Green of Coburg, Mrs. Roy Healey and
Mrs. Frank Healey of Washington,
and Mrs. Ernest Skinner of Spring
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon with Rev. Walter Bailey1 of
this city In charge. Last week young,
Sldwell was converted to the Christian
fatta, and since that time expressed s
desire to die. Fern Sldwell, who was
in the national service and who died
a few months ago, was a brother.
SON IS BADLY INJURED
Accident Will Prevent Harold
From Further Service
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hill former pro
prietors of Hill's department 'Store to
this city, received word Sunday that
their son Harold was 111 in the naval
hospital in Brooklyn, N. Y. with scar
Monday afternoon they heard that
he had accldontly blown off the thumb,
and top part of his left .hand. Ho will
return to his homo In Eugene as Boon
as ho is able to travel.' ' ''
Harold Hill has boon in the navy
for some tlmo. Ho lacked only two
months of completing his four year
term and ho intended t'o reehlist but
his accident 'Will now' keep him from
further service;' " !" '
Gets New Position. .
Word has been received by Mr. and
Mrs. Marion Mulligan from their
daughter, Lillian, who left hero the
first of March to accept a position
with tho government as stenographer.
Sho has been transferred from Wash
ington,' D'. C, to Cincinnati, Ohio, arid
has been 'placed to 'ebargo of the
Travel Order,'aepartmeht''thore with
an IncreaBo ln'8!laryiwi i!
! RE8EIT eOITEST
Gramme School Children Self
Tetal of H.427.75 in fl
Five Weeks. f j
COUNTY TO AWARD PRIZES
Many Gain Membership In Junior;
Rainbow Regiments; Six Are j
Member of Two. '
In a recent contest conducted by the
grammar school children of this city
for the sale of thrift stamps and war
saving stamps J8.427.76 worth were
sold. This campaign which has bem,
running about five weeks, ended last
The first prize for the largest sals
was woa by the seventh: grade, who
sold 11,874.75 worth of stamps. The
second prize was won by the aecoad
grade, who sold Sl.725.25 worth o
stamps. The sixth woa third prise
with a sale of 11,399.75. A large
American flag was presented to the
grade winning first prize. The school
, ch,IdreH wlU buying and sell.
M 188 S Lamps.
Those who sold $50 worth or mors
and gained membership in one of the
Junior Rainbow regiments re" Crystal
Bryan Clara Volstedt, Genevieve Co
" ' " ' "
penhaver, Dwlght Kessey, Deris Ge.
. , . , '
Wlllard Bruce, Lawrence Bruce, Wil
liam Pollard, Hilda Ditto. Oral Neet.
j Inez Neet, Bessie Stark, Dorthy Ditto,
Thelma Stark, Juanlta Reed, Be Etta
ZZZl vr ,
Stewart, MabeT Roof, Charlotte Stew
art. Harold Stewart, Lenice Herrlck,
Joe Bally, Mary Elisabeth Whitney,
Lewrence Roof, Gerald Endicott, Ma-
Del Humphrey, Constance Rebhan,
Lester Hanks. Wlllard Bruce. Floyd
Nolloth. Ralph Kine, Neil Nelson, Ar.
diss Cox, Alberta Maybee, Jennie Hoi
veraon, Wilbert Brattaln, Alice Evans
Elmer Sankey, Pearl Corey, Wilbur
Hayden, Gurnle Howard, Margaret
McElhaaey, Vera Miller. Bertha
Hanks, Walter Laxton. Edwina Par-
sons, and Vernlta Morrison.
Those who. Bold enough additional
stamps to gain membership' In another
regiemnt are Clara Volstedt, Gladys
Jones, Dwlght kessey. William Pol
lard, Wlllard Bruce,' 'and Genevieve
William Pollard has sold the largest
number of stamps La Sprtagfl&d in'the
contest conducted by the county for
the sale o thrift stamps' and war sav
ing stamps. In this contest there will
be three prizes given te the three
pupils In the Lane county grammar
schools having the largest Individual
sales. Tho contest closes in May and
the prizes will be presented during the
Lane county educational rally May
17th and 18th. !
Little Girt Injured.
Julia, little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Godman of Dexter, was in
jured last Saturday when a bicycle ran
into her while she was playing around
some cars at the depot. Mrs. Godman
was Just buying a ticket for Aberdeen,
Wash., where her huBbaad has work,
at the times of the accident The lit
tle girl, who Is ten years of age, suf
fered a deep gash In her forehead.
She was unconscious most of the
night at tho home of her grandmother,
Mrs. J. A. Godman of this city, but had
recovered sufficiently to continue th
Journey to Washington the next day.
County Clork S ,M. Russell left Tues
day morning for Seattle as a witness
in the case of Ralph Burgdorf, who
was registered in Wendling and his
questionnaire was returned unaas.
wered. He was arrested at Seattle
by tho federal authorities when it waa
found that he had' no classification
card. Tho trial Is scheduled for Wed.
needay at Seattle, ,lu'4