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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
KnVonul February 24, ll)0!l, at HprliiKfloM, Oregon no boo
oiiiI cIiihh mtitlor imtlor net of ('otiKrt'wt of March, 1870.
Formor Springfiold Rosldont lo
Victim of Mtohai) In
GAME HAS TRAGIC ENDING
Frantic Effort to Bring Victory
to tonm Ho Was Managing
Rosults in Fatal Piny.
In a gamo of bimohnll plnyod at
I.lnntoii, Orct., IumI Sunday, botwuon a
vUltlng and a homu team. Ollvur
Johnson, former Springfield man anil
at ono llmo uucukuiI In tho hanlwaro
liti8lnoH hero, mot with an untimely
(loath In a fatal piny In tho final In
ning of tho Knmo.
Mr. Johnxon, who wan acting nit
captuln of tho homo toa'm, In n mi
promo effort to bring victory for 'm
tonm Hint wiih ono run behind In tho
ninth Inning, concluded to substitute
lilniBolf for one of his plnyurs who
li.nl hoin Injurml hy a pitched Imll
in th" previous Inning.
Johnson was tho first batter up In
tlio lnnt half of th n'nth, and reached
Unit huso tmfoly nH a result of n woll
placod idnglo. Then followed n sor
los of nccldunlH which terminated fa
tally In tho llnal play. Tho uoxt hat
tor up wiih hit on tho head hy a
pltchi;d hall and wan obliged to ro
tiro from tho Rnme, another runner
fubHtitutliiK, and Johnson going to
m-rond.' Tho nuxt ninn struck out,
tho mnn nt tlrflt wnB caught nupptiiR
off tho bag, making two out, nnd tho
fatal ending enmo when tho hint bat
tor up popped an In fluid fly. JoIiiihou
lining unnblo to ndvnnco on this Bor
li8 of plnyn, died at second.
Mnny Springfield cltlzunB will
mourn Oliver Johnson'B untimely end,
nnd wondor why hnHoball phrnseol
ogy ri'iidH ho like nn obituary, ami
why April llrat iiowb matter nhould
bo HpruiiR thrco dnyn Into.
FORMER RESIDENT WRITES.
W. A. Jack Tello of Beautiful Coun
try comparei Country to Eden.
Pomona. Cnl Mar. 1!S, 1919.
My Dour Fried, Mr. SIUch:
This flixlH mo In tho garden of ICdon
with raved BtrootB and on either nldo
vast fields of orangoB, Ioiuoiib. nuts,
olives, grapt'H, palm trees and rnro
sights. I Hlmpjy rub my glasses and
look again. A llltlo cloudy nnd hazy,
Joy rldora buzzing by nlmoBt ovory
mlnuto. Truly n plcturo of tho gar
den of Kdnii. With men flying n 1ml
Iooiih nnd ulrplunoB and then 1 think
of my - old beloved homo OruRnn
..and wondor why you nro not bore.
(Am I dreaming?) Woll, they tako
mo out ovory day to aeo tho Bights.
It Ib planned for n party of us to go
to tho beach Sunday for an nil-day
nuto rldo, taking our lunch along for n
Wilt continue my Journey In n fow
days. Tho noxt atop will bo lo
Vanco, N. M., whero wo have a broth
or. Lovo to all,
W, A. JACK.
PALACE CLUB CHANGES HANDS.
Well Known Eugene Men Purchase
Pool and Blllard Hall. Will
Chas. and Ira Ontos, woll known
nnd popular" Eugono mon, have pur
chaBod tho Pnlnco Club on Main
streot nnd will conduct It along tho
snmo lino ns horotoforo.
Messrs. Gntos took possosBlon lust
Friday, nnd nro now adding a now
utoclt of high grade clgarB, tobaccos,
candles, otc, niul as soon as poBBiblo
will Install now oqulpmont and thor
ouRhly ovorhatil tho old flxturos.
Whon tho work In complotod Uicbo
gontlomon will have ono of tuo most
comploto nnd up-totho mlnufo ob
tablishmont of Its kind In tho city.
Dono by Mrs. J, A. Itnth'bun, comor
TOWN AND VICINITY.
Alborln and Dorothy Pnrvln, who
are attending high nehool horo, npunt
tho wuoktind with their pareutH at
MIhh Wnguor retumod to Junction
City Sunday after Hpondlng a fow
days with lier nunt, Mm. WIII,Jnm
Mrs. ro. E. Ferguson, of Jasper, Ib
here curing for hor brother, llort I.oo,
who In confined to his homo wttli ma
M. C. IJRKSSLKR AND SON CAN
NOW KUItNIBil YOU WITH A
HUNTING OK .KIR I UNO LICENSE
Boo uii for early need potatoes,
sweet clover need, Hold peas, soy
beans, spring out and barley. Spring
fiold Keeil Co, .
II. A. Wnshburno arrived homo
from California Saturday night. Mrs.
Washburuo and daughter remained nt
I. on Angeles.
KOIt KENT Two acres cultivated
land. Good Iioiiho, good bam, chicken
houses and parks. For further Infor
mation seo E. E. Lee, 5th ic Main,
MUh Jean Corrine l'lschor returned
Uo CorvulllB nftor spending the spring
I vacation w'.th hor parents, Mr., mid
.Mrs. Carl l'lschor. of Emerald
I The ladles of tho Christian Church
j will hold an Enstor Pood Saloand Ha
iznnr Snturdny, April 11', In tho build
, Iiir one door west of tho Cox and Cox
Glen Lo Vee, a formor high school
student, Hailed for home March 28th,
according to word recolved hero. He
Iiiih been In Franco for nbout Blx
"Hill" Darling, nn cmployo of tho
Mountain States Power company, lias
been transferred to Albany. Mrs,
I Darling and daughter, Alice, will Jsln
Mr. Darling In a fow days.
N. M. Shrodo, of Wattorvllle, was
a busluoHH vlBltor In Springfield Mon
day. Ho reports tho crop outlook In
his section to bo unuBiially good, nnd
.i largo production Is expected this
Amy Carwon Ib going to travel fo.
tho Interests of tho Eugene Hlhlo
University. Miss Carson's work wll.
bo to Induce young people to tako uo
tho university training. She startH
on hor campaign Monday. t
SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1919.
Big Plant Now Operating Atljyoro Room Being Added For
100,000 FEET DAILY OUTPUT.
Many Soldiors Roturn to Jobs
Whon Discharged From
Tho DoothKolly mill started oper
ating their night shift last evening.
A largo number of tho additional em
ployes aro former soldlorH who wero
with tho company and enlisted when
war was declared. Tho Hat totalled
130, hut somo of tneso have returned
to tho company's mills and logging
camps' near Wondllng.
The Springfield mill will run at a
full two-thirds' capacity for tho pres
ent, producing 100,000 feet daily, nnd
the pinning mill will Btart operations
In the near future.
Willie the lumber market 1b Inactive
at tho present time, tho company haB
Increased tho output of tho mill In or
der to reduce the manufacturing cost
I or thousand, but will bu obliged to
yard much of tho output until con
struction work bcgiiiB, millions of do'-
lars' worth of which being hold In
abeyance pending a lesser prlco In ma
terial andt wages.
Notwithstanding a stagnant market
tho company has ahown discretion In
employing good, rollablo men at n
time when nvnllable, weeding out tho
"floaters' and thereby effecting a de
pendable organization of employes.
BLAZE AT HOSPITAL.
KIro broko out on tho roof of tho
Springfield hospital yesterday after
noon, which called out tho depart
ment, but was extinguished boforo tho
nppnratus arrived. Ono of the hos
nltnl attendants put out tho blazo by
knocking a hole through tho roof and
Introducing a hoso through tho apcra
ture. It Is assumed tho roof caught
flro from on overheated fluo. Tho
damage was nominal.
KEEP HIM IN
4 ' rvf- ? ? $ i i i
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Kotol's Drug Store.
MR. LEPLEY HAS CONTRACT
Fifth Street Portion Formerly
Occupied) by Grocery Store
Will Be Utilized.
Another Indication of the era of
substantia! pro-gross that has begun in
Springfield, and bids fair to continue,
took shapothls week when W. M.
Sutton awarded a-contract Tor the re
modeling pf hU building at the cor
ner of Fifth Jand Main streets, and
tenanted by Ketet's drug store.
Mr. Lopleyj who has tho contract,
bus already started his crew at work,
and as extensive alterations uuvo
been planned, it will probably tako a
month to complete IL
Tho partition separating tho roar
'of tho drug store from the abandoned
I gitocory store In Uie back of the build
,1ns Is to be torn out as Ib also tho
(partition dividing Mr. Hotel's drug
litonnrtmont nnd his Ico cream parlor.
Tho latter will be extended u mo
rear of the buidlng, thus affording an
entrance on Fifth street. An at
tractive balcony will bo added as a
j feature to the ico cream parlor and
I the entlro store to bo done In a pleas
ing decorative scheme.
Tho prescription department will
also bo set baflk to afford a more com
modious and convenient- arrangement
of tho showcases.
An .attractive corner will bo devis
ed for a separate display of the Pathe
phono and Its records. As tho dp
mand for this marvelous reproducing
machine is steadily on tho increase,
Mr. Ketels will make It ono of tho
chief features of tho storo.
Modern glass topped tables will bo
Installed in the Ico cream parlor nnd
this dopartment made as inviting and
comfortablo for patrons as possible.
Itonow your subscription to tho News.
FORM STATE ASSOCIATION.
Farm Loan Associations Meet
To Form State Body.
Temporary organization of the Of.v
gon State Association of Farm Loan
Associations was effected at a meet
ing of two score of farmers from dif
ferent parts of the state at tho Eu
gene Chamber of Commerce yesterday
and It Is the Intention of those Inter
ested In tho movements to make it a
pormancnt organization and to hold
regular meetings at stateu intervals.
Tho day sessions wero devoted large
ly to tho discussion of needed reforms
In tho farm loan act. There were no
set speeches, each farmer present
speaking his mind In round table dis
cussion. Practically every man pres
ent at the meeting offered suggestions
and as a result of tho informal dis
cussions certain changes to be asked
for In resolutions to be adopted by the
conference today were agreed upon, j
The keynote of the discussions was
"How may we Increase tho efficiency
of tho federal land bank and how
may we remedy certain evils that aro
One of tho principal topics of dis
cussion at tho meeting yesterday was
tho abolishment of tho loan commit
tees In the various associations, but
it was decided that the conference In
its resolutions will recommend that
the committee bo not abolished. An
other strong point to bo brought out
In tho rcsoluUons will be that tho con
ference will demand that tho law be
so amended that the associations,
which own the stock In the land bank,
may have a voice In the management
of the institution and in tho election
of the directors. It will be demanded
itha't this amendment to the law
which, it was learned only last night
by the leaders of the convention had
been recently enacted, be abolished.
More efficiency in the appraisers will
.also bo demanded, instances of gross
Inefficiency on the part of certain ap
praisers now employed being pointed
A. C. Bohrnstedt, of Salem wa3
elected temporary president at tho
opening session of the convention, and
A. W. Stone, of Mcdford, temporary
secretary. A permanent organization
will bo effected tomorrow. Commit
tees were appointed as follows:
Resolutions E. H. Hurd. of Med
ford. chairman; H. J. Kaufman, of
McMinnvillo; M. A. Johnson, of As
toria; C. J. Drommer, of Medford.
Organization D. N Macey, of Con-
idon, chairman; E. K. BIseseckl, of
Dallas; W. A. Byers, of Eugene; Frol
G. Guy, of Gold Hill; J. O. Stambler,
of Myrtlo PoinL
Nominations E. B. Hull, of Cor-
valll8, chairman; E. Walte, of Rose-
burg; A. R. England, of Hlllsboro; A
,H. Fisher, of Phoenix, and J. W,
Bertfech, of Springfled
congressman w. c. Hwiey was
present at the afternoon session and
nftor talking of tho various proposed
changes discussed, he answered a
large number of questions put to him
by tho formers present. As Mr. Haw
ley was on the congressional commit
tee that framed tho bill for tho onact
ment of the farm loan law, he was
able to give facts that the members
of the associations wero not familiar
Tho following delegates had regis
tered up to tho tlmo of adjournment
Phoenix A. H. Fisher.
Gold Hill C. J. Brommer.
Modforu E. H. Hurd.
Central Point A W. Stone.
Corvallis E, B. Hull.
Condon E. N. McKay.
Roseburg E. Walte.
Scio F. W. MespolL
Salem A. C. BohrnstedL
McMinnvillo H. J. Kaufman.
Hlllsboro A. R. Engand, W. E.
Wlnstrora, D. B. Cooloy.
Astoria M, O. Johnson
Myrtlo, Point J O. Stammer,
The Dalles L. B. Brltton,
Dallas E. K. Piasechkl,
Aurora Franz Kraxberger.
Thurston Ross Mathows,
Harrlsburg J, R. Cartwrlght.
Eugene U. B. Kletzlng, O. L. Dun
lap, R. E, Brabham, Chas. M. Emory,
W. A. Ayrcs, T. C. DoVanoy, George
M. Miller. ,
STEVENS-STILWELL. At tl)o office
of tho Justice of" tho poaco In Eu
pone, March 31, 1919, Atwood T. Slo
vens, of Springfield, and Margaret
Mny Stilwell, of Fall Crook, Judge J.
C. Wells bfflclatlng.
VOL. XVIII, NO. 12
HELD IN ABEYANCE
No Chance For Natron Cut-Off.
Or Other Railway Ex
STEEL IS HELD TOO HIGH
U. S. Railway Administration
Refuses to Acceptance As
Fixed by Board.'
Washington, April 3. Director
General Hines of tho railroad admini
stration which is the largest pur
chaser of steel in tho United States,
refused today to accept tho price re
adjustments arranged by tho indus
trial board of Uic department of com
merce In conference with represent
atives of tho steel Industry.
An effort to effect an agreement
between the board and the head of
tho railroad administration failed al
though members of tho cabinet, tho
Industrial board and representatives
of the food and fuel administrations,
the war trade board and the war fin
ance corporation conferred for four
The conference at times grew
stormy with the cabinet members fin
ally withdrawing to an adjoining
room, from which they emerged with
a recommendation that the question
be re-committed to the board for fur
ther consideration.- This finally was
Members of the conference were
retlclent in discussing the proceed
ings. Secretary Glass, who called
the conference, refused to see news-,
papermen afterward and the 'official
statement concerning the gathering
was very brief. As originally issued,
"The steel prices approved by tho
commerce not having been accepted
by tho railroad administration, the
viows of both were expressed at the
conference. vThe views of the indus
trial board were expressed by Secro
ary Redfleld, Chairman Peek aod
other members of the board. Tho
views of tho railroad administration
wero presented by Director General
Hines. The matter was recommitted
to tho board for further considera
tion." The statement caused such a flurry
by its intimation that the entire ques
tion of steel orlces would be reoDened
that an amendment was added by
Chairman Peek to make the last sen
"The matter was recommitted to
the board for further consideration
with th railroad administration. o
Additional conferences will be held
It was said at which the board will
attempt to show the railroad admin
istration that the prices agreed upon
are not excessively high according to
cost figures obtained by tho federal
trade commissions. Director General
Hines has maintained that the -railroad
administration is entitled to its
enormous purchases at prices as low
is could bo obtained.
Mr. Hines, according to ono of tho
officials present, told the conference
that tho agreement on steel prices
reached by tho board with the steol
Industry two weeks ago, was made
over his protest and was without war
rant of law. The director general -was
reported as declaring that no matter
what term was applied to tho work of
tho board In its attempt at prlco re
adjustments, It was price fixing. Tho
Sherman anti-trust law, It was said,
was cited by Mr. Hines. Ho further
stated, it was said, that tho railroad
administration should bo left to make
Its purchases at prices acceptable to
t, and that ho would not accept ar
bitrary prices recommended by tho
board after agreement with tho Indus
try. Notice to the Public.
Ijgqpjg with the custom that
kb ae n established goneralty
throughout tho state and olsowhoro,
wo, the undersigned banks of Spring
Hold will close our doors at 12 o'clock
noon on each Saturday, beginning
April Gth. 1919.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
COMMERCIAL STATE BANK.
'7th nnd G streets, Phono 13.