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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 1919
VOL. XVIII. NO. 1
a uulicrmuler ct nl Oongro ol M rti, I nro
Epldomlc In Many Pacific Const
CItloo Woroo Than
From all parts of tho Pacific Const
oomo report upon tho Influenza pl
domic (lint aro far from reassuring,
and ab far ns can lo dofinitoly ascor
tallied, no Infallible means for com
batting tlio dlsoaso linro boon found.
In Portland, tho city commissioners
and city lioalth officer aro locking
horns ovar an ordinance designed to
control tho wearing of matfks In (iv
ory public place. The ordinance has
not yet boon pnssod. The commission
urs favor tho rigid obsorvnnco of tho
qunrnntlna regulations passed a short
tlnio ago, which have boon Inoffoctlvo
In provontlng an Increnso In tho mini
br of cases.
In nearly every Pacific Coast city
tho public In becoming Inured to tht
complex situation, nnd with n tinnchal
ant air soy, "Why worry I If wo got
It, wo got It; If wo don't, wo don't."
Thus tho terrlllc ncourgo waxes und
wanes, taking Us toll of sickness mrl
doath no one knowing wliiio turn
may como next. PorhTn, uouo day,
we shall understand.
Locally tno situation hns shown
much Improvomont, sufficient nt leant
to justify Mayor MorrlHon notifying
Uio pastors of the various churches
that divine services may again l.o
held, commencing Sunday. Tho ban
hns also been romovod from other
Schools Re-open Monday.
Tho Springfield schools will again
open their doors ou next Monday,
"This decision was reached Thurs
day by tho school authorities after a
caroful otudy of -local anil Burround
Ing conditions," said Superintendent
N. A. linker.
"Our local conditions aro good, and
It Is folt that by a continuation of
tho quarantlno, tho Influenza can bo
kopt well under control. From tho
tlmo tho qunrnntlno was established
80 flags have been put up. During tho
first few days of quarantining, tho
number ran high. Howovor, condi
tions soon begnn to Improve and lings
wero rapidly lit toil, until at tho pro
sont tlmo, Friday, thoro nro but 3
families under quarantine.
"Wo oxpect to bo nblo to comploto
tho yooVs work," continued Superin
tendent Baker, "by eliminating all
w'ork that is non-cBsontlnl for tho pro
motion of tho pupil to his next grado.
A special meeting of tho teaching
corps has boon cnllod for Saturday
nt thrco o'clock to outline plans.
"In tho high school n similar plan
will bo followed, so that studonta will
not bo doprlvod of credit othorwlso
earnod, nnd thoso In tho Senior class
may graduato as usual."
ALL DOWN WITH INFLUENZA
A. L. Ingalls, Auditor Mtn. States
Power Co., Wlfo and Daughter,
III at Vancouver. .
Mrs. Boronlco Holler, formorly Bore
nlco Ingulls, dnughtor of Mr. and Mrs,
As L. Ingalls of Sprlngflold, gave birth
to n llttlo baby dnughtor on Docembor
80th nt hor homo In Vnncouvor, Her
mothor, who wont thorp to attend hor,
was takon 111 with lnlluoiun last .week,
nnd Mrs, oiler contrnctod tho mal
ady shortly aftorward.
Mr, Ingnlls, In response) to n sum
mons last Friday loft to attand them,
and whllo thoro- wob also takon ill
with tho dlso.ico.
No roports of tho family's condi
tion havo reuchod Sprlngflold tho pnst
two lnys, but it Is nBsumod nnd hoped
they aro all doing woll,
Tho now baby has thuB"fnr oscapod
tho "llu," and cooing nwny In if-sllvory
soprano proclaims to tho world her
namo Is Ruth Iono.
"Night o' Laughs" Postponed.
Hnrry Ennls' oxcollont production,
a "Night o' Laughs" that was pro
duced in Sprlngflold last month by
n splendid cast, and which has boon
billed to appear nt Mnblo January 17,
has boon postponed for tho present
owing to inability to rehearse a largo
company while tbo "flu" ban is In
operation against gatherings. It Is
hoped to produce it at a lator date.
Renow your subscription to tho Nows.
Long nnd Unoful Caroor of Lano
County Plonoer Ends
C. W. Waihburno, ono of tho oldest
mon In Lano county, and ono of tho
best known plouoorB of tho upper
Wllametto valley, died at his homo
at Junction City Sunday night at tho
ago of 05 year's.
Mr. Wnstiburno had been engaged
in tho bunking business, farming und
other enterprises In and around
(Junction City slnco pioneer days, and
was ono of tho most prominent fig
ures In political circles of tho stato
when ho was In his prime. Ho was
always a Itopubllcan and was a leader
In the party's affairs In Lone county.
Mr. Wnshhur'no was born In Uallla
county, Ohio, September 13, 1824, and
coming to tho coast during tho gold
axoltemout In Cullfornla In 1849, bo
returned to Ohio two years afterward
nnd thoro married Cathorln Amanda
Stansbury, coming West ngain In 1853,
arriving In Oregon after a Journey of
b!x months by ox team. During tho
trip tho 'oldest daughter, Iluth Ellen,
wns born to thorn.
Mr. Wnsbhurno located on a dona
tion land claim Of 320 acres near
whoro Junction City Is now located
nnd made his homo thoro for 20 yoars.
Buying tho T. A. Mllllorn place of lf.O
acres adjoining, ho contlnuod to farm
!he entlro tract for ninny years, aft
erward engaging In tho banking busi
ness In Junction City und later
bought tho Hour m'll- nt Sprlngflold.
-Mr Wnshburno'a wife died nt Junc
tion City April D, 1894, and bo is sur-
vlved by tho following children: W.
A. Wsshburnb, of Sprlngileld; F. C
Wnsbburno, of Portland; D. A. Wash
burno, of Springfield; Mrs. Robort J.
Illlf, of Colfax, -Wash., and Mrs. K. U,
Leo, of Eugene.
In 11.03, In company with Ooorgo
Pickett nnd others, Mr. Wnsbburno
bought tho Commercial bank, a pri
vate Institution of Junction City, and
bocamo ono of tho active principals
n tho organization of tho Farmers
Jiul Merchants bunk, In which bo,
with his sons, owned a controlling In-,
tnrost up to the tlmo Of bis death,
Mr. Wasbburno commoncod life In
'ho Willnmotto valloy with 13 oxen.
1 horso, 0 cows nnd tho fnrm of 1G0
nemo. At t)io tlmo of his dentb ho
ownod 4000 acres of vnlloy land In
'jane County, ovor 300 Iioad of cntUo.
Mid business and resident property
In Junction City, In 1872 ho was n
'member of the stato legislature nnd
I 'urlng tli's tjmo ho was Instrumental
j'n locating tho slnto University nt Eu
gene anu in invmg wi ro'iuuauon
f th 'stato capltol nt Salem,
Tho funornl was bold nt 1:30 Wed
nesday afternoon at tho old homo at
Junction City, with lntorment In the
coniotory. west of town.
ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 1919
Flrct 'National Farm Loan Assocla- j
tlon of Lane County Makes
F, II. Nuodham will be president j
of tho First Natlonnl Farm Lonn as-1
Boclation of Lnno County during tho j
year 1919, having ben eloctod at tlio i
annual mooting of the association I
Tuesday, O. L. Dunlnp Is vico-prosl-dont
and W. A. Ayres, socrotury. The'
now loan commltteo consists of H. E.
Brabfinin, C, M. Emory, and U U.
Kiotzing, and tho following nro direc
tors for tho coming yoar; J. E. Stout,
C. M. Emory, F. 11. Nuodham, II. L.
Edmunnon, O, K". Aldrlcb, U. IS. Brab
ham, F. I). Chaso, R, O. Dunlup und
T, C. Dovanoy.
This Is the beginning of the th'rd
year of tho association and tho an
nual report shows that It has mado
a big growth. Thoro nro 171 stock
holders and 10 now applicants nro on
tbo wultlng Hat.
' Tho roport shows that during tho
two yoars of tho oxlatonco of tho as
sociation approximator half a mlll'on
dollars has boon loaned to tho incni
hors. II Rod Croo8t Funds Turned In
Mrs. E. II. Mastorson, of Fall Creek,
on Monday turned over to tho locnl
.Red Cross president, Mrs.-a. B. Van-
.Vulzah, the sum of $23, which wan1
rclrd dvt'." i ho monjborshlp cam-IT-'g?
fo tbo news.
YOUNG 'BAXTER YOUNG
Ilnxtcr Young bolleves that tbero Is
something In u nuine that It Is more
tlinn uluiply a designation to distin
guish him from Smith, Jones or
Drown. Ho believes that If your lot
in life ban boon such thnt you have not
boon enabled to smear a lustre upon
your cognomon, you can. at least dc.
true to It and If It Implies anything
at all, you should so shape your de
meanor at all times that It will re
flect tho Implication.
So Baxter has remained young In
namo and young in nature, and will
contlnuo to bo such until the end of
Ilaxtor was born young.'
When ho grow to early manhood,
tho neighbors transposed the appel
lations and referred to him as young
Haxter, and tho older ho became, tho
more ho believed that tho flight of
Time, was a myth nnd bad no connec
tion with his caroor.
Throo-scoro years have now been
chalked up against Baxter's namo In
Father Tlmo's Springfield Directory,
but to look at his youthful counten
ance, you at once discredit Father's
record. Ilaxtor to all Intc'nts nnd pur
poses Is still a prancing colt.
Ho still subscribes for tho Youth's
Companion nlong with his grown-up
current literature, and his youthful
hankering for Uio Life of Jesse James
and Buffalo Willie Is barely subdued
by a higher teste In fiction that wor
ries him with lta occasional Intrusion.
Evfcrywhore he goes, overythlng ho
does and overythlng ho says smacks
of youthfulne'ss, but when reminded
LETTER FROM OVERSEAS
John Ketels Receives Interesting
Communication From General
U. G. McAlexander.
John Ketels Is in receipt of a per
sonal letter from Drlgndlertcneral.
U. G. McAlexander, A. E. F., that he
Iprlzes highly. The lettor gives inside
Information of an Interesting charac
ter, and shows how thoroughly beaten
were the Gorman armies when the ar
mistice ended hostilities. It convoys,
although It does not say so in words,
how the moralo of the German forces
was shattered as tboy contoraplated
tho tenacious stylo of fighting of the
General McAloxnndcr was during
Mr. Ketels' attendance nt O. A. O.,
commandant of tho cadet battalions.
Ho was ouu of the . first officers to go
overseas a:ul participated In the so
ere lighting in the Argonne forest.
The lettor follows:
ISO Inf. Brlgado, A. P. O. 770
November 23, 1918.
Mr. John F. Ko'els,
Missed your guess didn't you? Llko
many homo Americans you did not
know what wo "over bore" Americans
wero doing. Woll wo brought Uio war
to a successful conclusion that could
not havo been roached except for the
etomal bulldoggod fighting of Sept.
THE NIGHT IS PAST
,W comes tho shining splendor of tho dawn, '
On all tho bills of all the weary world; 1 '
The deathful shadows of the night, long-drawn,
Forovor downward Into dnrkness hurled.
Oh, not In prido the silvor bugles call, t!
(God-rest our sons and brothers where they sleep);.
Rojolco.ln soberness,. the God of all. , '
Has moved upon tho waters of tho deep.
Rpjalco that prido of power and savage lust, . , '
Tho hateful bondage of tho dripping aword,
Give place to freedom nnd n simple trust.
Safe-anchored In a sovereign pcoplo's word. !
Rejoice that this our nation boro Us part,
.In' that'great stiifo of right against tho wrong
Forgot , tho sordid' traffic of the mart,
'And foolish pleasure of tbo Jadod throng;
Embraced tho hlgl'er destiny nnd laid
Its sons, upon tho altar of tho raco,"
tVa (hem tho glory, thorn tho tribute paid,
"Who dnrod to meet tbo. evil face to face.
Tho long, long night is pnst, now comes tho day
Ob man; To you what message hath It brought?
What bumnn wrong to right? What guerdon pcy?
What simple sorvlco to bo kindly wrought?
Tho, night Is past, the Bpiondor from tbo bills
'Pours down the darkonod ynloa of. earth to blosa;
Tho whole vldV world the golden glory fills,
Rojolcol 'Behold the aun of rightoousuess.
' A. M. BELD1NO
of this altitude, ho rears up resent
fully and In words more forcible than
elegant tells his "klddors" where to
When ho gets aboard the streetcar
nnd tho conductor tcasingly offers to
carry him for half fare, ho scorns
tbo offor. .
Whon tho boys Invito him to go
swimming in tho mill pond, he re
Ho gets mad when people send, him
valentines and candy hearts with
"Will You Do Mine" on them.
When somo wag sent him a green
"Irosh" cap, with Its Insinuation of
callow 'youth, he threatened to peti
tion the county court to change his
namo from Baxter Young to - Just
Hut tho straw that broke Baxter's
splno was when he was telling Mark
Pcery, Dill Hall and other torments
of Sprlngtown,, of how back In '72
ho bought a herd of calves for $2.50
per, and Peery asked him how any
one of bis age at that time could
pull off a deal llko that.
Before Baxter could frame a suit
able reply, he turned from a deep red
to a livid green and from alabaster
to obony, then ho exploded for fair.
Peery was visibly impressed with
Baxter's age at this particular point,
not so much the actual years as the
pcroratlpn that went with It. It was
a stem-winder and Peery is thinking
of inducing Baxter to say It again In
a phonograph record. If he can get
the young sport heated up again to
that point of combustion.
2C to include Nov. 11.. Tho German
army was beaten .and used Its last
reserve division right here on the
MeuBO River; and tbo Americans did
the trick, don't forget that.
I remember you very well, when
you graduated, what you did in col
lie and nUthat.4t'a.,easyjror-me io
remember. I am glad thnt you did
not have to give up your bus'ness.
You and all tbo others are badly
noeded Just where you are and you
have all dono your share even If it
was a little less spectacular than
hunting Boche. I hope to bo In Ore
gon for a short time next year and
bono that I may see a host of the
old O. A. C. men of whom I was so
fond of while I was yet "Capt Mac."
Kindest regards and the best of
success to .you.
U. G. McALEXANDER
Expected Home Soon
First Lieutenant H. O. Danford, son
of Dr. S. A. Danford, Is expected
home soon, as tbo artillery company
with which he sorves is reported for
early convoy to the United States.
Lieutenant Danford is a dentist who
entered the army an private, later re
ceiving n commission nt Camp Lewis.
Ho was in Franco when tho armistice
was signed. His brother, Sam E. Dan
ford, Is also in France, being a mem
ber of the 3C3d Infantry, of the 91st
Division, which has received Its orders
to return homo.
STATE'S BUDGET .
PARED TO LIMIT
Ways and Means Committee
Slashes Nearly Million
Salem. Or., wan. IS. At a Ion;-'
ilmwu-out session last night the Joint
ways and meaus committees went
completely through the state budget
and mode- tentative cuts aggregating
VU1,382, and, It was said, enough
other posstblo cuts were in sight to
make the reuuctlon more than $1,000,- J affirmative three-fourths majority of
UUO and bring it within the 6 per cent the states to make effective the amend
hmltatlon. The total lopped ofr'ment submitted by Congress in Do-
last night includes the $680,000 esti
mate or the Indus' rial accident com
mission, which will not be necessary
if the commission's own recommenda
tion and that of tho governor, that
suite aid bo dropped, is approved.
Senator J. C. Smith, chairman of the
senate committee) says the cuts easily
will exceed $1,000,000. Whilo the esti -
mate of 298,205.12' for the national
guard was passed by last night, it is
said this doubtless will bo slashed to
$155,000, an amount not Included in
tho tentative' reduction made last
night, and cuts of some hundreds of
j thousands will be made from the esti' of alcoholic beverages after June 30
,mate3 for the University of Oregon until the demobilization or the mill
land the Oregon Agricultural College, tary forces Is completed. XTnder the
I and It Is apparent that little will bo waMlme measure exportation of II
' done for these institutions and the quor is permitted, but the great stocks
regcr.t Normal School above the mill
ige tax allowance.
The Normal school policy came in
for some severe criticism, some mem-
"-era asserting that it is not up to
standard, and it was made known that
a bill will be introduced in the lower
house, allowing graduates of the state
university and agricultural college to
teach in the grado schools, so that'
these institutions may be depended
iupon to. furatsb - some - of - the - teacheM
seeJed In the state. nea in the last half century, provid-
Secroiary of Stato Olcott's 'Blue '!nB for income taxes and direct elec
Book came in for some discussion. Cne ,tlon of Senators, were considered
or two members favored cutting ,it effective Immediately the 36th state
out, but others upheld It. Governor had takjpn affirmative action.
Withycombe's plan to reduce the ap- Senator Sheppard, author of the pro
nrcprlotlon for bounties on wild anl- hlbitlon- amendment, held that Natlon
raals from the $75,000 estimate to half al prohibition becomes a permanent
hat amount, make it watch money fact January 16j 1920. Only 14 of the
fcr a federal appropriation pr elimin- states have certified their action to
et'ng Hie bounty system, did not meet the stato Department,
with full approval. General sentiment ' New problems of govqrnment are
was that the amount should be re- raised by prospective sor?age of the
duced to S37.500 with the bounty sys- rnanufacfure and sale of Intoxicating
tem retained. liquor as hundreds of millions of dol-
The Items on which tentative action Iara derived fm internal revenue will
was tnfcen follow: Atrrieiiitnmi rop!. have to b8 obtained from other
eties, $94,000. allowed; blue book re-
duced from $6500 to $4500; .board of
control: iimd from Sis.nnn' tn si sr .
I Ann . ...... nn .n .1 nimnin
from $75,000 to 37,:00; board of In- ,8 e-XDected .to result, as the cumula
spectcrs of child labor. $4600 allowed; t,ve Berity of successive restrictive
dairy and food commissioner, $38,000
, allowed; state council of defense,
I $24,520 eliminated; ijtate teacher's
association for employment of iec.
'Hirers, $500 eliminated; office of su
nerintendent of nubile instruction re
duced from $17,500 to $15,920; board
of h cher curricula. $300 allowed:
Oregon Normal School, reduced from
$9S,730 to $74,288; Florence Critten
den Refuge home, $7500 allowed; Mc
Louchlln Memorial association. $50
allowed; general and primary election
expenses, $45,000 allowed; executive
department, $23,700 allowed; exhibit
of. Oregon products, $14,157, action
awaits report from Representative
Kubll; fish and gamo commission.
$69,400. awaits Investigation: appre
hension of fugitives from Justice,
?15,000 allowed; Grand Army of tho
Republic. $500, allowed; Oregon Hor-'
ttcultural society, $1000, disallowed;
Oregon Humnno society, reduced from
$2000 to $1000 ; Industrial nccident
Mmmloslnn OOft . nllmlnntod nt.
tornoy general, $38,920, allowed; cir
cuit court Judges, $200,000, allowed;
district attorneys, $138,800, allowed;
supremo court library, reduced from
$16,500 to $15,000; labor commis
sioner and Inspector of factories and
shops, reducod from $11,500 to $10,000;
ftato land board, $18,000, allowed;
30th legislative assembly, $SO,000, al
lowed; ststo library, reduced from
$50,000 to $40,000; board of pilot com
missioners, 2400, allowed; publica
tion of 'proclamations, $500, allowed;
rewards for arrests, $1200, allowed;
state highway commission, $480,000,
allowed; sealer of weights and meas
ures, reduced from $8760 to $,8400;
tax commission, $15,000, allowed;
textbook commission, $750, nllnwod:
tressury denartment $36 900, nllowd:
doflcleucleo. JSr.2,185, nl'owod.
GIVEN HIS QUIETUS
Entire- Nation To Be Bone Dry
After One Year Is Edict
Washington, Jan. 1C, Ratification
today of tho .Federal constitutional
prohibition amendment made the Uni
ted States the first great power to
take legislative action to permanently
,Btop the liquor traffic.
Ncbraskas vote gave the nercssary
cember, 1917. It was followed by simi
lar action in the Legislatures of Mis
souri and Wyoming, making 38 states
in all which have approved' -a- "dry"
Affirmative action by some of the
10 state legislatures vet tn act in nro.
dieted by prohibition advocates,
' Under tho terms of the amendment,
the manufacture, sale and importation
of intoxicating liquors must-cease one
year after ratification, but prohibition
will be a fact in every state much
earlier because -of the war measure
forbidding the manufacture and sale
now held In bonded warehouses will
have to be- disposed of before the
Fderal amendment becomes effective,
Discussion as to whether the new
amendment becomes a part of the
Constitution, now that 36 states havo
ratified it,, or' -whether it becomes &
part of the basic law only when each
state has certified Its action to the
Secretary of State, led today to a
search for precedent, which showed
- that - 'the - only - two1 amendments' Tatl-
B0UrceS- Law for enforcement of tho
araendment also will have to be
Passed b Congress.
Only a minimum of unemployment
measures aaoptea since the war be-
Ban a,ready has caused many dlstil-
lers and to seek other uses
for their, plants.
- states in Line
The following states have now rat-
,fled the amendment:
North Carolina 1.
Other states nlalmed by tho drys
arq: Connecticut, Minnesota, Nevada,
New Mexico, Rhodo Island, Vermont,
Wisconsin, with an oven chance la
First National Bank Holds Meeting
Tbo annual stockholders meeting
was held at the First National Bank
on Tuesday evening, January 14, and
the following Board of Directors elec
ted; J. F, Smith. E. F. McBee, L. K.
Pago, L. Q. Hulln, MolUe B. Scott,
E. E. Brattaln, and Charles L. Scott.
Immediately afterward tho Direc
tors met to organize and elected as
officers for the ensuing year; Choa.
L. Scott. President; E, E. Brattaln,
Vice-President; L. G. HuUjn. Cashier;
ana O. S Penny, Assistant Casmor,