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und claim matter undor act of Congress of March, '1870.
SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1919.
VOL. XVIII, NO. 9.
KEY TO SITUATION
Proopocto Bright For Construc
tion Undor Prlvnto Con
trol of Now Rond.
BALDWIN STATES FACTS
Klamath Folio Merchant Makes Stir
rlno Pica In Behalf of HI
County For Outlet In
When tho uilmlnlHtratloti cuts
through with its wanton policy of mis
managing tlio railroads of tho coun
try, tho proopoctH aro bright for 'tho
roads to do npniothlng for themselves
and thu torrltory thoy trnvorso.
Wlion thin .eventually happmiH,
Springfield will como Into tin own ai
tho division tortnlnal of the ..Oregon-
California, via Klamath, road. Tho
Miwl manufacturer or Portland should
ho nhlo to do Homoliilng toward tho
complotlon of thin road, of which
thoro romalua tho InilldlitK of 03 miles
(o oIomo tho Rap between, tho ends
of tho complotad portion nt Kirk,
Klamath county, and Oakrldgo, Lauo
"Thirty hllllon foot of timber In
Klamath county awaits tho logger and
conversion Into merchantable product.
It In fully three-fourths pine. Tho lum
bar Industry la growing fast and
reaching Kroat proportlouii, Thoro aro
10 HawmillB ana six Uox motorics In
nporntlou thoro now.
Scenic Route Wanted,
"What Klamath county must havo,
and what alio In going havo, Is a
road down tho Klamath rlvor by tho
Topsy gnldo, connecting with tho Cal
ifornla state highway at Agor. It will
bo ono of tho scenic highways of Am
orlcn, and, furthormoro, thoro will not
ho a month In tho year when It will
not be open to travel from Klamath
Kails to tho California highway.
"Thu counties of central Oregon,
Klamath, Doschutes and Jefferson,
havo Homo of tho finest ocenlc attrac
tions In tho world, nnd trout fishing
that Is unoxcellod. Last season there J
woro 3220 nutoinobllos registered at
Crater Luko. With a tlrrt-class high
wny connecting with tho California
highway at, Ager, I believe 15,000 an
nually will bo n small number. Nntur-
HE'S WATCHING YOU
Orator Lnko ho will want to sco more
of Oregon. Tho great travol of tho
summer tourist will unturally come
Into Oregon' from California via tho
Needlecraft Club Meets.
A delightful evening wns spent by
tho Needlecraft Club at tho homo of
Mrs. J, 13. Richmond last Tuesday,
Hie occasion being Inlatlon of new
members. Mrs. II. M. Stewart carried
off tho llrst prise for costume and
Mrs. Long took second prlzo.
Ivy was festooned about, tho rooms
and tho lights covorod with delicate
shades of green which showed Mr.
Charles Chaplin off to advantage and
also bis brldo. The next meeting will
bo held nt the homo of Mrs. Carl E.
Fischer on Emornld HolghtB, Thurs
day, March 20th.
Tho now members taken In woro
MrB. Long, C. Olson, H. Adrian, and
N. A. Ilaker.
vast acreage acquired hero by thol"" wll,!" tour'Bt gets ns far as
Southern Pacific a few years ago for
car shop sites, will teem with Indus
trial life. Springfield will no longor
bo a wart on a branch.
Tho News quotes from the Oregon
Inn tho'nddress of Oeorgu T, Ilaldwln,
utato Senator, and n merchant of Kla
math Kails, before a meeting of tho
members' forum of tho Portland
Chamber of Commerce held Monday.
TJiat Mr. Baldwin Impressed his
listeners' with Uio nocds and doslros
of Klamath County was shown by tho
prompt action of the Chamber In rec
ommending that tho board of directors
of tho chambor appoint n committee
of three to visit Klamath county, and
that action bo taken to socuro finan
cial assistance to complete tho Natron
"Tho trade of Klamath county Is
practically all with California," said
Senator Ilaldwln. "Tho distance by
rail from Klamath Kails to Sao Frnn
clsco Is 434 miles. Tho dlstnnco from
Klamath Kails to Portland Is f,07
miles. Portland cannot expect to got
much trade from Klamath undor
theco conditions. Building of tho Na
tron cutoff as plaunod by the Into E,
II. Harrimnii would change nil of thla.
Tho dlstunco to Portland by tho Na
tron cutoff Avould ho 329 miles. On
ono Item nlone tho shipment of boef
cattle, It would mean a saving of $G0,
000 a yoar In freight nnd shrinkage.
Deef Output (ncreaslno.
"Within a few years Klamath coun
ty will bo producing doublo tho
amount of beef cnttlo that aro being
turned off annunlly now. Kurthormoro,
completion of tho Nutron cutoff would
result In shipment of a largo part of
tho livestock of Lako county from sta
tions on tho lino to Portland and
would divert n largo livestock movo
mont now going to California .mnrkots
"It aeoms to mo that tho Jobbers
IMG Reading, Miss Edna Bcrtuch.
2:00 Address, "Methods In Disci
pllno," Professor Krcnch.
Address (To bo solocted), Pro
Address, "Recent School Legisla
tion," County Superintendent E.
"MODERN HEALTH CRUSADERS
Dr. Pollard Home From Army.
Flint Lloutenant W. II. Pollurd has
rotiunod homo from the army, and
has resumed his prnctlco as physician.
Ho loft Sprlngflold last April ana at
tondod a medical olllcers' training
camp at Kort Itlloy, Kan., for the
three mouths following.
Aftor leaving Foii. Riley he Was
stationed at Camp Lowls, Wash. For
two months Lieutenant Pollard was
at tho 13th Infirmary. Lator ho was
with tho 13th Sanitary Train. Ho was
also ongagod ds assistant gas Instruc
tor whllo at tho camp.
Red Cross To Make Garments.
J no quota for tho Lono county
chapter of the Rod Cross of rofugee
gnrmonts, consisting of petticoats and
ehomlao, la given at 2313, according
to word recolvod from Northwest
hondquarlors by tho local chapter,
This work is to ho comploted by Juno
l nnu nt prosont thoro la to bo no
moro work dono during tho summer.
PASSING OF NOTED AUTHORESS
Amelia E, Unrr, tho nuUiorcsB, dlor
Monday night at her homo In Rich
inond Hill, Now York.
Mrs. Harr, who was within a fow
days of being 88 years old, BUfforod
' n sunstroko lust July and never com
plotcly rallied from Its effects.
Mrs.Barr pasBod tho llrHt half of
her life In compnratlvo obscurity. She
ventured upon hor first novel when
sho wns CO ycara of ago. During tho
following 33 yoars sho produced hor
books at tho rato of about two a yoar,
until sho had C3 to hor credit. In ad
dition, she hnd written hundrodB of
short Btorlos, pooma and magazlno ar
ticles, Tragedies came early in hor. llfo.
Sho was born In Ulvoratono, Lancas
ter, England, In 1831, with tho nnmo
of Amelia Huddlcstnn. As a llttlo girl
' bIio lost threo young brothora In quick
succession by death. Then enmo
Btrnlghtenod finances for tho family.
Sho sot out ob a teacher to earn her
own livelihood. Finally Bottling in
Scotland, sho mot and mnrrlod' at tho
age of 10, Roliort Tlarr, a young Scotch
mill owner, llarr Boon lost his mills,
Tho young couplo camo to Amorlca
in 18B3 to atart life nnow. They woro
living In comfortablo circumstances
in ClalvoBton In 18G7, when yollow
fovoY swept tho city, nnd during the
epidemic Mrs. Ilarr lost lwr husband
and tliroo sons all tho male mom
bora of hor family,
Sho facod llfo anow for tho third
timo with throe daughtora and llttlo
money. Hor attempts nt self-support
proved frultlosa In tho Toxan city. At
tho ago of 40 bIio arrived In Now
Sho turnod to literature for a liv
ing, Honry Ward Boochor omployod
hor on tho staff of IiIb now Journal,
tho Christian Union. Working day nnd
night to support hor family, bIio soon
established a market for hor lltornry
When CO years old sho bogan to
olaborato a short story Into a novol.
Tho result was "hor first 'novol, "Jan
Voddor'a Wlfo," Krom that day until
hor doath Mra. Barr wrote novels,
short atorlos, pooma and magazlno
and newspaper artlclos constantly,
nnd, nB sho onco said, "I novor wrote
a Btory which I was tumble to soil."
By N. A. BAKER
Superintendent Springfield Schools
Many lessons huvo been taught us
as.a result of tho great "World War,"
sonio of which Indicate weaknesses
in our educational system. Ab an ex
ample of this, statistics show that a
very hlgli porcontngo of our young
men were at first unable to pass tho
strict physical examinations neces
sary for ontorlng tholr country's ser
vice, with tho result that thoy had
to bo made lighter.. It is surprising
to noto tho number which could not
pass tho examination on account of
defective tooth, poor eyesight, weak
In order' that tho health of our
boys and girls and tho coming gen
erations may bo Improved "The As
sociation for the Prevention of Tu
berculoids" Is furthering nn organiza
tion known ns "Modern Health Cru
saders." Tho plan provides for tho
formation of a club in each school
room the objects of which aro as
1. Tho promotion of good health
habits among its members.
2. Tho spread or Knowledge con
cerning the cause and prevention of
3. Tho improvement of sanitary
conditions in homes, schools nnd
other buildings and in yards, streets
and public places.
4. Asslstnnco In public health work
to Btrongthon the United States In
war and in pence.
In ordor that the nbovo plan may
bo carried out each pupil who wishes
to becomo n member is given a rec
ord sheet, which explains Just what
ho Is to do, and is told to tako it
home and ask his parents to assist
him in filling out each evening. That
Is, for each of the health chores
that ho has dono each day, a crosB
is to be placed In tho appropriate
column. If at tho end of two weeks
ho haB done tho necessary number
of at least 54 chores during each of
two weks, ho becomes a Modern
Health Crusader and receives a cer
tificate of enrollment and the title of
Page in Health Knighthood. To rise
to higher ranks and be entitled to
the different pins and certificates, ho
do at least 54 chores each week for
tho following number of weeks:
For Squire, three weeks nfter be
coming a Page, a total of five weeks.
For Knight, a total of ton weeks.
For Knight Banneret, five weeks
after becoming Knight, a total of fif
I consider this an excellent move
ment and one which should bring
lasting results. Habits should be so
Instilled by this effort that thoy will
Parents nro earnestly requested to
lend every means of assistance and
encouragement to both pupils and
It should bo borne In mind that
membership In tho club is purely vol-
, Pine Needle Club Meets.
Tho Pino Ncedlo Club held their us
ual meeting Thursday afternoon at
tho homo of Mrs. Nina McPhorson.
Tho time was spent In conversation
and needlework, aftor which refresh
ments were served. Members present
Harrlctto Casteel, Georgia Darling,
Emily Dorlty, Delia Peterson, Bemlco
Van Valzah, Julia, Tomseth, Hazel
Stewart, Mary Roberts, Grace Sid
well. Lily Klzer, Rosa Montgomery,
MamC' Richmond, Sarah Nelson,
Edytho Larimer, Nina Mcpherson,
Tho next meeting will be with Mrs.
City Council Session.
The Council met In regular session
on Monday evening. After the regular
business of paying bills the matter
of sanitation camo up. It was decided
to ask the people who have cows and
horses and who have during the win
ter months allowed manure piles to
apcumulate to remove them. They are
given until April 10th in which to
dispose of all refuse.
A. L. Ingalls to Leave.
and Mrs. A. L. Ingalls have
Returned Soldiers Will Be Feted
Under Auspices of
L. L. L. I
TO BE HELD -M. E. CHURCH
Mayor Morrison to Deliver Welcorrt
' Ing Address With Other Good
Speakers to Suttaln Well
rold their fine home between Eugene
and Springfield to Ray Glass, a well
known traveling salesman, and they
will go to Albany Monday to make
their home there, Mr. Ingalls having
been promoted to the position of gen
eral auditor of the Mountain States
Rouses Ire of Teutons.
Reports from Paris that the peace.
treaty will provide that Poland shall
have Danzig and that a buffer state
shall bo formed along the Rhine, have
.stirred, tho Gorman press, both con
's'ervatlve arid radical.'
"It is to be hoped there 13 nobody
In Germany who. would suffer such a
treaty to be signed," says the Tage-blatt.
Tho newspaper says that if Danzig
were given to the Poles they would
get llttlo enjoyment from It.
"This stolen property," It declares,
"would burn their hands."
Glycerine Mixture For Appendicitis.
Springfield people can prevent ap
pendicitis with simple buckthorn
bark, glycerine, etc'., as mixed in Ad-lor-I-ka.
ONE SPOONFUL flushes
the ENTIRE bowel tract so complete
ly It relieves ANY CASE sour atom
aqh, gas or constipation and prevents
annendlcitls. The INSTANT. Pleasant
muurj on me pari 01 pupus, end uiatnctlon of Adler-l-ka surprises both
to become a member does not require (ooctora and patients. Leaves atom-
mni a pupu smui ao all or uio chores
listed. Hence, If ho falls to do a cer
tain chore on any one day, by doing
nn extra one on tho next day ho can
mako up tho total score.
CLAIMS FIGHT ..WAS FAKE
Jack Johnson, Former Champ, Makes
HAVANA, March 13. Jack John
son, former hoavywolght champion. In
a signed article doclarea that his
fight with Jess Wlllard in this city
four years ago was a pro-arranged af
fair and that ho allowed Wlllard "to
win. In addition to tho sum of $30,000
tho entire rights to the moving plcturo
filniB in Europo and tho 33 Hi of tho
procoods from their exhibition 'In tho
United States and Canada aro men
tioned by Johnson, together with tho
promlBO of aid to sottlo Johnson's
difficulties with tho Federal author
ities, in Chicago, so that Johnson
might return thoro to reclaim his
property and see his mothor,
Johnson doclaros in his statement-
that It was arranged that ho should
lose In tho tenth round, provided Wll
lard's showing was such to Justify,
but that nB Wlllard waB doing prac
tically nothing he was forced to wait
until tho signal agreed upon was given
In tho 20tU round, Johnson states, but
ho wnltod until tho 2Gth round to give
Wlllard nn opportunity to mako n
good showing. Tho former champion
declaros that unloss Wlllard, .agrees
to fight him within a reasonable time
ho will claim tho world's MUo!
WILL HOLD INSTITUTE SAT
Day Named By E. J. Moore
Dono by Mrs, J. A. Ratlibun, corner
7th and a strootB. Phono 13,
Ronow your subscription to tho ffows.
E. J. Moore, county school superiiv
tondent, announces that the next lo
cal teachers' Institute will hi held
here on Saturda'y. N. A. Baker, sup
ernuenueni or schools will act as
chairman. Tho program as arranged
by tho county superintendent follows:
9:50 Primary department, Mrs. Ellz
aboth Pago, chairman.
Discussion of and demonstration
of "Beginning Numbers," Mrs.
General discussion of "Busy Work
Amongst Rural Teachers."
"Primary Language Work,"' Miss
"Tho Teaching of Primary Mu-
bIo," with demonstration, Miss
9:50 Advanced department, E. J.
Discussion nnd demonstration of
doductlvo lesson on "Why tho
United States Is tho Most Pro
gressve Nntlon In the World,"
Miss Laura Duernor.
"Tho Teaching of Eighth Grado
History," ProfosBor Butler, of
tho Oregon Normal tSchool. 1
"The Teaching, of Arithmetic In
tho Upper' Graded," Supervisor
" Floyd L. Soriter,
12:00 Lunch . will be solved In tho '
hulldlng by tho Woman's Patriotic
nch clean and strong. M. M.
File Army Discharges.
Cecil Mulligan, Frank McBee, Del
bert McBee, Ernest Horn, Walter
Gossler, Bert Snook, Bill Hill and
Jerry Von Valzah filed tholr official
army discharges with tho county
clork at Eugene Tuesday.
Tonight at the M. E. Church a re
ceptlon and banquet will be staged
by. the L. L. L. L. In honor of Spring
field's, contingent of returned soldiers.
Everybody is invited to be there and
thus show by their presence their ap
preciation of the valiant service our
home boys havo rendered "over
The banquet will be tho first on
tho. list and will bo served "cafeteria"
style at an hour when the inner man
clamors the loudest for attention.
viz.: C:00 p. m. Fingers were made be
fore forks but it isn't belpg done that
way any more by the elite of society,
so you are requested to bring a fork,
spoon and. cup along with you. Also
anything in the way of victuals that
are easy to Juggle, such as sand
wiches, cake, pie, etc. Mrs. Newlywed
Is requested to leave her biscuits at
home as our returning .warriors have
not yet become accustomed to tho
arts of peace and in an exciting mo
ment might mistake the biscuits for
hand grenades and start something.
This is strictly a peace banquet but
the local chapter of Red Cross will
be there with first aid kits Just the
same. There is no telling what might
happen at affairs of this kind.
Following the dinner the following
program will be rendered:
Instrumental Music Mrs. H. J. Cox
America ..By Everybody
Prayer Rev. Walter Bailey
Address of Welcome
-Mayor E. E. Morrison.
Address, Dr. Prescott, of U. of O.
Talks on Soldiers .Dr. "W. H Pollard
School Prof. N. A. Baker
Closing Song, "Battle Hymn of the
On Thursday, evening, March 20, a
big dance will be given in- honor of
the boys but not at the Methodist
Church. It will take place at Stevens'
Call For 'Warrants.
I will pay at my office at tho City
Hall, School Warrants for District
No. 19, Nos. 1640 to 1659, Inclusive.
Warrants previously called: 1332 to
JOHN E. EDWARDS.
3t Clerk. Disk No. 19.
Read the News for the news.
THERE IS BUSINESS
IN & NEAR SPRINGFIELD
Ono first-class furniture store.
(Moro clerks mora jiayroll)
One. commercial stationery, office supply and
(Moro clerks moro payroll)
One gasoline farm tractor agency.
(Moro clerks moro payroll)
Ice" Facforyvand Cold Storage Plant
(More employes more payroll star Investment
Olio live Commer.cial Glub
($ $r $ $ $ $; $ 1 $ $ $)
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