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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1918
VOL. XVII. NO. 2
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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS I
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Capture a Great Number
Towns arid Take Many
General Manaln's Troops, With Neyon
as Important Objective, Are
Within Outskirts owelty.,
Having smashed 'fnto Genera! Von
lOeloWs 17th army during a noavy ioBjcajypH( 80UtMWCBt of Noyon,
fat dawn yesterday on a front of more - Uo 0ncIal 8(atoraont maklnic this
t than ten miles, extending from Ancrt)
river to Moyunnvlllo, the uritisu nave
made steady progress, capturing vll
ilugos, taking guns and' Inflicting heavy
casualties, '' '
Coming on tho heels of tho battle
south of the Sotnmo, tho scone of
which virtually adjolna this Held, tho
blow exploits tho confusion created
among the German forces.
Heavy fighting has ocqarrod a,lot:
tbo embaBkmeat of tho Albert-Arras
railroad which, although well within
tho Gorman lines last night, seems to
have been easily roacbed by- the
storming Urltish Infantrymen, assist
ed by tanks. It was "from this em
bankmont that tho Gortaans, armed
with 'countless machine guns, fired a
rain of bullets, but while thoy wero
doing It they must have suffered
4 severely not only from machlno gun
fire but from sbolls, for tho British
field guns moved up closoly in the
rear of tlio infantrymen and from
their flank, whoro the ' big British
guns hurled In an avalanche of steel
from tho north.
f As Inevitable when, a battle rages
with such Intensity as along this em,
bankmont, Uio exact situation. js ob
u euro, but roports havb boon rocelvod
that tho Drltlsh havq broken down tho
German dofenso at various places and
havo pasRod through to tho eastorn
eldo . Behind tho embankment thoro
may not havo boon a groat forco of
Gorman resorvoH whon tho battlo ho
gan, but by this time, tho harrnsscd
onomy cortnltily Is rushing men to tho
scone ns fast art ho can, for another
disaster threatens (hum.
Tho battlo opened with a sudden
crash of guns of all calibreB Just as
the day was breaking. Great billows
of thick fog audi as aro seen only on
this side of he Atlantic, hung over
tho scono. Tho Infantrymen and tank
crows could senrcoly sea a hundred
foot ahead of them and tho flare of
. countless blazing cannon was smoth
ered, whllo explosions from their
mouths rolled up Into a continuous
Tho fog was most favorable to the
attacking formations, for it effective
ly shielded them from tho oyos of tho
onomy and at tho same tltno caused
tho Germans opposite to bollovo that
tho nttack was not directly against
bom. i ;nc:ftt
"Tho guns sounded a long way off,M
( said ono of tho early prisoners, "so
- wo congratulated oursolvos that wo
woro not to bo attacked- Just thon a
tank followed by Infantry rolled right
over our position, and I surrendered."
As tanks and men followed" behind
tho sweeping Varrago the ntmosphoro
, lacnmo ovon moro thick, for mlxod
with tho fog woro groat banks of
smoko from innutnorublo shells flrod
' for.. just this purpose of increasing tho
, protection scroon,
Tho Germans guiB retaliated only
feebly, but thero was sharp fighting
at various points, whoro Isolated posts
filled with machlno guns and bunners
put up a stiff battlo. At tho llttla
flholl-rulnod vlllago of Courcellos,
about, tho center of tho .battlo front,
tho Gounnn garrison, mado u dosper
&t fight, und for a time tho advance
of the infantry was hold up at this
Then tho tanks arrived on tho scono
and charged Into tho onomy positions;
quickly transforming thorn from
Rtronghohlfl to shambles. Tho 'tanks
ropontod thtr porformanco at other
places In tho lino whoro tho stubborn
Tiochos held out courageously, Out
tholr courago. availed them nothing In
tho' face of tlio groat tanks dipping Jn
and out of sholl holes and across old
i trenches that hnvo scteir somo of tlio
'wn'r'a fiercest fighting and the smaller
whippet (antes ,niul armored cars
y.lilpli sped ovor tho ground, at a great
rate of tholr mission 6f clearing (ho
way (or th Infantry iwooplng In at
Ulio r) ar of the positions from which
tlio onomy was working his guns.
In 'comparison with tho hardor
lighting It in worthy of mention that
nl tme places no refllstaaco of any
practical Importance dovolopod. For
instance, tho village of Boaucourt was
(nkbr. With only throo casualties; Ono
wounded roan roturnlng from tho
lighting said ho wont throo k Homo
torn through tho enemy lines boforo
soolng a single bocho, , This Is ox
plalnod by tho fact tho Gorman posi
tions 'were ' very thinly hold somo
points, -L .. ,v, .
If 7lfe battlo continues with unabat
ed fury and theto is no sign that its
conclusion Is near.
... . ,Frnoh Capture Lawlflny.
, Lanslgny. has 'on captured by the
branch forces, whose. Jlhcs have now
readied tho oulaklrta of Chlrr-Ours-
ahnouhcomcnt also sayfi. tha( 20 vll
lagos havo boon llboratod since yes
terday and. that tho Fronch have ad
vanced about flvo miles at certain
As a result of our recent victories,
tho onemy'a grip on his fronts on both
sides of tho OIsc is relaxing, and on
the loft bank he frankly U falling back
before, tho unremitting pressure- of
Qeneriil IWasKlnV infant
0. B. KESSEY IS
Selects M. C. Bressler and John
E. Edwards to Serve as
Eugono, Oro., August 15, 191,8.
lr. O. 0. KessB-y. r-ig-p
oprinKiiBfa, uregoa. -Doar
Sir: '- '
Your' accoptanco of your duty of
acting as itcglstrar at the, next regis
tration of tho man power of Lana
county has boon filed, and your
prompt answer greatly, appreciate.
All persons within .tho registration
ages to bo designated by Congress
from tho following precincts (viz.
Springfield No. 1 Jq NoJ,Jz Edwards),
will ho oxpected to present themselves
for registration upon the day to bo
namod by tho President, at tho placo
of registration4, ot which you aro Reg
In ordor to advlso the persons, as
to the building In which the registra
tion Is to tako placo you aro now
askod to designate this place Vipon tho
spaco bolow and return the same by
tho next mail If posslblo, as tho time
for making known to all interested !s
limited, when we consider tliat thero
Is about 100 preclnctsTTo arrange for.
It Is suggested that thoso chief reg
istrars who have moro than ono pre
cinct In their territory, appoint an
assistant to represent each precinct,
so that tho registration cards from
each aro kopt separate upon regis
tration. Kindly give us ns much publicity
as posslblo to tho torrltory covored
by you and to tho placo ot registra
tion. Pleaso designate below tho assist'
ants youjhavo chosen.
Again thanking you tov your
promptnqssij t am
Tour's very truly,
LOCAL. BOAItD FOR LANE CO.
. 8. M. Russell, Clerk.
Mr. Kossoy hns solocted M. C.
Drossier and John B." Edwards as his
assistants, nnd namod tho City Hall
as placo of registration,
PALACE OF SWEETS CLOSED
Confectionery Store Operated by C, E.
Lorah Closes Doors.
Tho Palaco of Sweets confectionary
store, owned and opornted by C. E,
Lorah of this city slnco the first of
tho yonr, closod Its doors last Mon
day. Most of tho stock In tho store
was" sold to Burgoyno's "Ilalnbow" In
Eugono and tho building Is unoccu-
plod at present, tho location being
rathor unfavorable for a confection
ory storo, it being on tho south side
of tho stroot, Thoro has been a con
footlonory storo running by that name'
for many years In Springfield undor
many different proprietors, and was
established by W. O. W. Shoppard of
this city about seven years ago. Tho
storo was originally in 'that locattoii
and was then moved across tho atreot
niu was qulto recently moved back to
ltu old location on tho south side ct
tho Btreot between Third and Fourth,
NEWSPAPERS TO GUT DOWN CIRCULATION
War Industries Board Orders Fifteen Per Cent Reduction
Effective September IS, and Issues Sweeping
Order on Unpaid Subscriptions.
Washington, Aug. 14 Tho order re-
duclng tho amount of print paper that
may bo used by weekly newspapers
by IB per cent has boon prepared by
tho pulp and paper section of tho war
industries board, and will bo orfoctlvo
Septomber If. It reads as follows:
"Publishers. of weekly newspapers
must arrange for a- reduction of 15
per cont In their circulation begin
nlng with September 15, lnrdor to
moot tho requirements of the war In
dustries board. The method of mak
ing 8u.ch reductions will be largely
loft to each publisher, who will work
but tlio details of tho problem for his
"Publishers are given tho followlug
options by which they may comply
with the order of tho War Industries
Board, and thus bring tholr circulation
to a safe and7 sane basis and at the
same' time' conserve the "news print"
1. "An Increase In the subscription
pries' of the paper, especially where
the price Is less than 2 a year,
2. "The discontinuance -of all sub
serlptlons that are net renewed and
paid In advance at the time the sub
S. "The .elimination of all ex
changes except whsre the papers re
ceived In exchange are absolutesy es
sential to the conduct of the paper.
4. "The cffssontlnuance of the nrac-
tlce of conducting subscription (con
tests or clubbing arrangements when
the weekly paper does not receive ap
proximately full subscription price."
''Publishers who havo stock on hand
will not be allowed to uso It In lareer
ratio than those who must buy from
month to month.
Failure to-mako accurate reports.
or falluro to make reductions will re
sult In either mills or Jobbers being j
required to shut ofT tho supply of pa -
por to tho offending publlshor.
LIBERTY LOAN SEPT. 28
Luke Goodrich Will Manage Campaign
In Lane; Quota Not, Yet Fixed.
Tho campaign for tho neit Liberty
Loan fund will begin In Oregon, Sep
tember 28, according to Jerome Work
man, manager of tho Lane county
war board, who has returned from the
mooting of tho county managers at
Tho conference decided on a volun
tary declaration week boforo tho for
mal campaign began. During that
week It Is expectod that Oregon will
mako evident that she will subscribe
her Fourth Liberty Loan quota volun
tarily, oven if It should bo $40,000,000
or $45,000,000. as It is evident that It
Tho county chairman was given
deflnlto information that he should
mannge tho loan campaign In his dis
trict. They woro given assurance
that tho supplies would be at hand
vory soon nnd that each district
would bo supplied with campaign
speakers, particularly soldiers In suf
ficient numbors. A question as to
whether county courta would nnnro-
nrintn n - - , :.,
a certain' amount to help
bear campaign expenses was loft un-
SPttlod. Thn lecrlslatiirn mnv k'.iM
to enact n measure permitting county
courts to contribute to Liberty
n, " .;.
expenses. Thoro will bo considerable
space for advertising in tho papers in
demand in each community paper.
Luko L. nnndrloh.
First National Bank of Eugene, will
be mnnagor of the drlvo, having been "u U1 niea Bcnot)1 scncauie be fixed,
soloctod as county chairman at a wh,ch ls always one of tho longest
mooting of tho executive commltteo in tn8kB ,n tho- winning of the high
placo of R. A. Booth, who was county SCU00
chairman of tho last drive, but will bo "
unable to dovoto his time to the ncyct OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING
unvo as iub autios as stato highway
commissioner Will take all ot the time
that ho would otherwise havo to do-
vote to tho Liborty Loan cause,
...in . '
m,. uuuui-tvii win ub nsHisiew oy
Jeromo Workman, secretary or tho
Lano county war board, and Mrs. M.
E. Watson, county chairman of tho
Woman's SOOtlon Ot thO War activities,
Loans to Our Allies.
Tho United States Treasury ljas ex
tended additional credits of.i$10(y
000,000 (6 France, $9,000,000 tq Bel
glum, and $3;'009,00 to Serbia. Tlw
total of credits, advanced q our assq.
elates h thq war against' Gormany ls
Must Report Amount Used.
"Publishers ot weekly newspapers
will bo supplied by the war' industries
board with -blanks for the purposq of
reporting the amount of paper used by
them each month from September 1,
11917, to September 1, 1918. Tho state-
monts made by the publishers will cm
in the form of sworn affidavits and
each month for tho next 12 they will
bo required to make a sworn state
ment showing tho amount of paper
consumed during that month, and it is
expected that this amount will be 15
per cent less than that used during tho
same month of the previous year.
Tho News desires to announce to
Its subsdrlbers its exercise of the op-
jtlons that will work the least hard-
ship on them and at the same time
maintain as high a standard of effec
tiveness la the newspaper as is pos
sible under the sew regulations.
Option I -The subscription price of
,the NoW9 W,U DOt bo creased, but
will remala at S1.60 a year.
Option V-The News baa already
complied with fho 15 per cent reduc
tion Insofar as it has cut off its lists
all subscribers owing for more than a
year. This has effected a reductioa
of about 10 per cent.
OpUons 3 and 4 have been complied
The pald-ln-advance provision in
Option 2 will receive our attention
Soptember 1st. At that time all sub
scribers will be billed from July 1,
1918, to July 1. 1919. The present
management of the News has no Juris
diction over amounts owjng prior to
July 1, 1918, and does not caro to re
ceive such sums if tendered. As far
as we aro concerned, the slate be
tween yqu-'and the News Is clean, when
you pay 'your subscription in advance"
beginning July 1, 1918, 'and we ask you
to comply promptly and cheerfully
1 with this reaucst ucon recelnt nf vnnr
bill Soptember 1st.
NEW SCHOOL TEACHERS
J. E. Torbett Will Be High School
Principal; Grade Teachers Chosen
At a special meeting of the school
board last week, Prof. J. E. Tprbott,
formerly of Bremerton. Wash., was
elected to fle,ll tho position of princi
pal of the Springfield High School.
Mr. Torbett comes to this place highly
Miss Dagmar Jepporson of Portland
was elected to fill tho 'vacancy in the
With thoso selections all the places
havo boon flllod. Tho teachers -as
they now stand will be as follows:
N. A. Baker, sperintendeut and teach
ers training; J. E. Torbott, principal
ot high school, science and matha
matlcs; Mrs. Nora Plank, commer
cial; Miss Vera Williams, history and
social sclonco; Miss Jane Lindsay,
Kngiish. in the grades: Mrs. Page,
first; Misses Francos Bartlott and
Opal Holveraon, second; Miss Lor
raine Mahoney, third; Miss Emella
LIndnhl, fourth; Miss Grace Walker,
" wuumw. swin; a
nun; Miss Laura Duorner, sixth; Miss
uBmar Jeppeson, sixth A. In the do-
7 1 , ' , . , A'..in "V.0-
"'":' 1U,?S .uuve &nmn
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geography and agriculture; Mhs
.Mournine Logan, grammar; Miss Zel
"7H"b " , , .7
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ine aato ror the opening of school
will bo Monday, Soptember 23, when,
It is hoped that all of tho pupils will
be hore t0 register on the opening day
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Potter of Walter
ville Celebrate Anniversary.
Surroundnd liv twnntv r,f
friends of tho past thirty years of
their resldonce at Waltorvillo, and
members of tholr own family, Mr, and
Mrs, E. a Potter celebrated tho fit
tloth nf thnlr nnnlvni-Bnrv nf ,.- mnr.
riage on last Friday,
Mr. and Mrff. Potter wero married
In Adair county, Missouri, in 1868,
and came to Oregon twenty years
later, settling in the place whoro, they
now llvp, They havo boon vory riqtivo
!n the building up of this community
In which they' live and havo won tho
lovo undnrospoct pf tholr many frlonds.
The children that first brought cheer
to tho homo havo long sinco grown
up and gono their own ways, but they
return often to tho old home with
tholr own children to fill the places
that they have left.
Eight ot the Potter children are liv
ing. They aro: George W. Potter, of
Yoncolla; Mrs. Minnie Wray, Eugeae;
Mrs. Cynthia Dcnadarr, Eugene; An
son Potter, Eugeno; Mrs. Lillian Wolf,
Alameda, CaL; Raleigh Potter, Port
land; Mrs. Laura Russell, Portland,
and Wesley Potter, now serving with
the 65th artillery t in France. They
have fourteen grandchildren and. two
Botr-,Mr. and Mrs. Potter were
twins and the twin to Mrs. Potter is
still living In Nebraska. Although
thoy havo both reached their t three
scoro and ten years ,boUi .are in good
health and active. Mr- Potter Is 68
years of age and Mrs, Potter lias
reached her 65th year.
Mr. Potter Is loo-king forward at the
present time to a visit from his sister,
Mrs. Ella Kowen, of Qrd, Nebraska,
who he has not seen fpr some years.
She Is coming to Oregon to attend the
national convention of the G. A. R. In
Portland and plans on visiting her
brother before returning to the east.
Guarantee the soldier's rations by
Sticking to your own.
78 MORE MEN
TO LEAVE SOON
Only Forty-eight in Regular
1 Call Remainder to Fill
m iti . Vacancies.
Seventy-eight moro men., registered
In Lane county will leave August; 27
for one of the army, camps',, their
names having ns't been called In thj
aimy draft. Only forty-eight of them
3renhe- regjujar.,cll,,,and the re-
raainuer win oe sent to nu vacancies
from this county that were caused by
failure of others to pass the physical
examinations after reaching the
The men who will be sent are for
general military service, and thoso
going from this vicinity are: Jesse
Minney, Leaburg; Itey James Harvoy,
Springfield; Jonathan William Rut
ledges, Coburg; William Jennings
Bryan Moore, Elmira'; James Link
later Gorrie, Frank Burton Gorrio,
Harry Harvey Cole.f Fred Walter
Knox, Clarence Greely Cabe, and Wal
ter Andrew Jackson Conrad, Spring
Hold; Walter Nelson Gossler, Oak
ridge; Peter Momb, Walterville;
David Henry Bowers, Lawrence Wil
liam Manerude. Wendling; Harold
Earl Wells Guy Matteson Smith, Mar
cola; Frank M. Wiills, Cottage Grove;
GSbrgp Iver Whitsell, Goshen; John
C. A. Williams, Mapleton; Edward
Theodore Miller, Pleasant Hill; Har
old Lewis Porter, Walton, and Alby
Holbert Rltchey, Drain.
TO INTERN ALIEN ENEMY
John Martin Vyrlck to Be Turned
Over, to Federal Officers.
John Martin Vyrick, who fled Al
Bnce-Lorraine when tho German lra
perial government, called the class of
1917, In Septomber, 1914, nnd who was
arrested In a logging camp above
Wendling Wednosday, August 15, by
Shoriff D. A. Elklns. will be interned
occording to word received from the
federal authorities in connection with
a request that the prisoner be held.
It was stated that a presidential war
rant for his Interment had been re
quested. His story will bo Investi
gated, and if found to bo truo ho will
probably bo pardoned, it is stated.
Vyrlck, who will be 21 years old
August 30, claims to have fled from
his native country because of his
hatred for tho German government.
Ho Insists that ho failed to register
as an alien enemy because Germans
at Seattlo had told him that his reg
istration would mean certain "Intern
ment, The details of his conduct
since his arrival in America and in
the states will probably be the subjoct
of an investigation by fedoral officers.
WIH Hold Exams.
E. J. Moore announced that olgUtu
grade examinations for those win
failed, or were conditioned In no moro
than three subjects', will bo held Sdp
tomber 5 and 6. Quite a number qf
pupils aro .exported to como to'hla'
ofuco for tho exams, i 1
Take the News for tho news.
' i .
Time-Is Here te Usher In Era
of Broad Censtructfve
DEEDS, NOT WORDS, COUNT
Concerted Action Upen Part of CltN
xens Imperative,, If City IsfW
neacn uoai worth While;
When the government Inaugurated
its "work or fight" policy, It did riot
contemplate purely the regulation of
the individual citizen. It recogalse
that the duty of IndlviduSls 'J to dp
either ono thing or the other came
first In order to nlee the pressing
exigency of the nation's needs, bat
it did not intend that Individual effort
in his personal work "should be so
wholly exercised that it left no tlsaa
for the citizen to perform Ue civic
duties he owes to his community.
The fabric of eoBsmaaity (aterest
Is" so closely interwoven with that of
personal Interest wfeetaer we reeecr
Biz the fact or act that,-faiiere to
streagthea the former will resalt ta
rapid diaiategratteB'- of tae latter.
No ecraeUve teree Was ever been
set In saesfoa that did set have. fa
mind avbread fate rest And no con
structive force ever got aaywaers
that was dominated wholly "by self.
The war has wrought many" peculiar
and abnormal conditions that have
affected for the time being the ma
terial interests of, communities soata
of whom have forged ahead through
the "impetus of war activity, while
others not so fortunatelyF located are
standing still through; the slight de
pletion ot their population and tfia
attendant shrinkage In their 'volume
'Springfield, and In fact nearly all
Willamette valley towns, aret In the
As far as Springfield' fs affectedj ;we
can do much to remedy existing con
ditions. But it requires concerted
movement, and the time ts here to
make a start.
It is 'time, to revive our commercial
club or organize some other effective
community working force and get on
It is time we were attending to the
business of community interest that
we have so long neglected, in. order
that individual Interest may survive.
No . great undertakings should be
launched at this time,, but there Js
much good constructive work that can
be started in a small way at a trifling
outlay of money.
One undertaking is especially In
viting does not require a lavish ex
penditure of either time or money
and can be gotten under way quickly.
That is the securing of lines of. busi
ness here not already represented,
and which bid fair to be successful.
A well-worded advertisement in
every Sunday edition of one of the
widely circulated big dally newspapers
calling attention to the business op
portunities here, setting forth the ad
vantages and prospects of maintain
ing such a business bo located, will
LaBt week the News-made an earn
est plea ,for a Springfleld-owned Ico
and storage plant, not solely with the
Idea of throttling a germ of an ice
trust beforo it strangled us, but be
cause It offers every possible chance
of being a paying industry from the
What aro you going to do with
this proposition, gentlemen?
Are you going to sit supinely while
others scrape the honey from your
bread, or are you going to tackle these
problems and mako Springfield grow
from a town to a thriving city?
Every natural advantage la under
On to Berlin.
A young lieutenant, drilling an awk
ward squad for his first time, said;
"When I say 'Halt,' the right foot is
in the air. Vou bring the left; foot
up tolt nnd stand still." " '
Uuduestfonod obedience is a sol
dier's first duty. Lieutenant," we' sa
lute you! ' d"
Store all tho fruirthat you can! with
out cunning. It does- not take tho