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THE SMllNG FIELD NEV3
PIUDAY, OCTOBER 31, 19i0
THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
Pnblithed Every Friday at Springfield, Lao County, Oregon Br
4 ' MILLER A FREELAND
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A newspaper writer who asked
General Pershing what he thought
of the, league of nation, got this
reply: "1 think we had better keep
out of European affairs as far as pos
Senator Miles Poindexter. of Wash
lngton state, announces that he la a
candidate for the republican noniina
Uon for president
Well well! But there Is no law to
prevent anybody seeking nomination
for that office.
The Canadian Pacific railroad has
paid the same wages paid on Ameri
can railroads without advancing Its
charges for service, and it came
through the war period unimpaired
financially. Why? Because the big
Canadian system was privately man
aged by experienced railroad men.
The American roads and the Ameri
can public have paid a frighful cost
to show what political management
and control can't do. Washlngtoon
About three months ago shoe man
ufacturers and wholesalers told the
country that shoe prices were going
up and np and up until any service
able' footwear would cost twenty dol
lars or more for a pair. Immediately
there was a big howl started in the
press and general demand for inves
tigation. The shoe men then, sud
denly discovered that instead of go
ing np the price of shoes was going
to come down, and that very shortly.
The howl then stopped and last
week the wholesale shoe dealer'
association again announced that pri
ces will not come down, and that
still higher cost may be looked for
before the next springtime.
In the matter of soaring prices an i
consequent high living cost the var
ious ' departments and bureaus of
government don't appear to be doing
very good team work.
In an address delivered at Boston
last week. Attorney General Palmer
ar pealed for a campaign of "con
structioon, saving and economy" to
meet the war "not merely against
high prices, but against hunger and
starvation in the cities and towns of
our beloved land."
Contrawise, the goovernment rail
road administration during the past
summer has advertised specially low
round-trip fares throughout the East
to induce people to make tourist
trips to the Pacific coast and get rid
of the money the attorney-general
wants them to save.
And a circular-letter just received
from the forest service at Portland
tells us of the creation of a new de
partment, the functions of which are
to spend money In providing all sorts
of conveniences for tourists in the
national forests and to co-operate
with all agencies interested in In
creasing tourist travel.
was coming to it under such a system
with the great bulk of the members,
and the more influencial ones, coming
from the East with its greater de
mands for service.
We are grateful to Congressman
Hawley because he has been success
ful in this Instance, but we do not
wish to be placed in a position where
we will be dependent upon action by
our congressmen to get railroad ser
vice. No government ownership for us.
"Hie development of the small
fruit Industry baa raised the straw
berry to a most Important place.
The market for this fruit in 1919
opened at $200.00 a ton and advanced
rapidly to $240.00 a ton. The average
price for ten yeftra including 1919
was $90.00 a ton.
Is any stronger argument needed
to show the wonderful opportunity
presented for profit by raising this
The Wilson is Ideal for Jelly, Jam
and preserves and yields two to three
tons per acre. The Etterburg 121
promises great results not alone from
standpoint of productivity, yielding
in California all the way from four
to six tons per acre, but they are
Ideal for factory purposes being solid
red throughout and retaining their
color. In California they crop four
to six years.
The demands for strawberries has
exceeded all sources of production at
present. Take the Willamette val
ley. Oregon, as an example. Not to
exceed 200 tons are grown and the
best estimates show there Is a market
for at least 2000 tons.
A world-wide demand has been
created for this fruit and the problem
now is to bring production up to a
point where this demand can be sup
plied. The strawberry is now sent
to the ends of the earth in its pre
served form, whereas in its frefih
form its shipping possibilities were
limited. The development of fruit
preserving and canning industry has
made the market for this crop.
Plant Strawberries should be a
slogan In every community where
they will grow.
berries and raspberries are high t
nough so that a man starting in on a
tract like this can see his way out with
a good profit for liU lubor, not to
mention the tremendous iucrease lit
the value of his land.
Logged off laud offers wonderful
opportunities for the man with a little
ambition who wishes to gain an iu
By Dr. Frank Cran.
Thrift Is simply the application of
Intelligence to expenditure.
It doee not mean only saving. It
does not connote skimping and penay
pinching, nlggardllnssa and miserli
ness. That Is often the most foolish
kind ef waste, waste of health, of spir
its aad of the Joy of life.
I Thrift means intelligent spending.
Te spend a dollar now may save two
dollars next month.
Thrift implies a budget. If you have
ao wise plan. It makes little difference
how muck you make. What Is the use
of ferglng ahead when you don't know
8ome busy money-rnakera might sing,
with Mr. Dooley, "We don't know
where we're going, but we're on our
Thrift Implies foresight It mesas
we can see tomorrow as well as today.
By special permission.
The Woolworth building In New York
was built with five and ten cent pieces.
WE HAVE ADDED TO OUR LINE OF. FLOUR MADE
FROM LOCAL WHEAT A NEW FLOUR AND
WE HAVE NAMED HER
IT IS MADE FROM AN EASTERN HARD WHEAT ANLV
LOCAL LITTLE RED HARD WHEAT
A HIGH PATENT MADE FROM OUR BEST LOCAL
WHEAT WITH ALL THE LOW GRADE REMOVED '
AND YOU KNOW OUR CREAM MIDDLINGS AND OLD.;
FASHIONED GRAHAM MADE ON THE .j
OLD-FASHIONED MILL STONE f
ALL MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
SPRINGFIELD MILL AND
RAILROADS ANO POLITICS
(Forest Grove Sentinel.
Congressman Hawley has assured
the shippers of lumber In this section
that he prevailed upon the railroad
administration to furnish the necessary
cart tor the movement of the product
We wish to commend Congressman
Hawley for his energy and also to
draw attention to the fact that this
action bears out the claim often made
by The Sentinel that turning the rail
roads over to the government would
be to make them a political football.
This Is the first concrete evidence that
we have had of the truth of this state
ment but It shows to what extent in
fluence at Washington could be used In
the securing of service from government-owned
A congressman whom an opposing
administration desired to punish might
have some trouble In getting any fa
vors for his district but the fellow
who was on the inside could get any
thing he wanted. The West would
taod a fat chance of getting what
MONEY IN GRAPES
For years grapes simply went to
waste in the Willamette valley, Ore
gon, until development of Jam and
Jelly industry was started by the Phez
company at Salem. It will this sea
son manufacture 25.000 gallons of
grape stock for Jelly and Jam, using
100 tons of grapes. This is encour
aging increased acreage of grapes of
the Concord and Campbell's early
varieties. Price paid this season,
$100 per ton. Vines begin bearing
at three years and at 8 years have
produced 6 to 8 tons per acre. In the
grape districts of New York and Ohio
manufacturers are paying $65 per ton
for grape-Juice purposes, while for its
greatest competitor loganberry Juice
as high as $180 per ton was paid
in 1919 for the raw product and logan
berry Juice now In active demand
even at much higher price than grape
8MALL FRUITS AND LOGGED OFF
In developing the small-fruit Indus
try the way is opened up for making
Use of thousands of acres of loogged
off land. Utilization of this. land has
long been a problem, as the cost of
clearing it in large tracts has been
beyond the average farmer. The
small tract devoted to berries seems
to offer a solution.
As a general rule, loggedoff land
makes Ideal fruit land. Ten acres of
this cheap land will produce thou
sands of dollars' worth of berries. A
man can soon clear an acre or two
for a start and add to his patch rapid
ly after that. Contract prices for
such berries as strawberries, logan
All you need is a
"It Is on mrrribt'rulilp more than
money contributions that th stress
of the present campaign I lutd. for
the Red Cross seeks to aociute the
people In welfare work throughout the
land. especially in those rominunltlet
where neither official nor unofficial
provision has been made for ad quato
health and social service." I'resUleut
"The American Red ('rona Is the
mobilized heart and spirit of Dm whole
American people." I Icnry I'. Davison.
"A tiiB(cnlfl( ent spirit breathes In the
American lied Cross." .Marshal Koch.
In Riving prompt and efficient relief
the lied Crona has won ih eternul
gratitude of millions of people." Gen
"It requires no organization to al
low one of ua hm an Individual to buy
a dinner for a hungry man. It re
quires the greatest degree of organi
zation to deal with the foeH of a
world. The ited Cross seem to be
essentially demanded'. . . . With
out the l(ei Cross I do not know
whether the world would have been
able to bear the horrors and devasta
tion of this wcarful war." Newton II.
"The Red Cross is the groat Neigh
bor. ... If the world Is liludi' a
little more comfortable, a little hap
pier, a little stronger for the struggle
of lift) throiiKh Its effort, tint ited
Cross Is content." Tho Secretary of
the Navy. .
"The Red Cross is not going to turn
its back on Us responsibilities." Liv
ingston Karrand, Chairman, Executive
Committee, National ited Cross.
"I don't know what we would have
done without the help of the Ameri
cans. I thank you from the bottom
of my heart." Ignuce I'udercwskl,
I'remler of I'oland.
"Mr. Davison has spoken to mo of
how the Ited Cross hopes to contlnuo
work even in peaco time. This is a
noble enterprise (Wonderful
results could bo obtained If all conn
trios would Join hands, especially In
all questions concerning small chil
dren, tuberculosis, and sanitation In
general." Quoen Mario of Rumuulu.
"The Ited Cross Is America at her
best. . . . Money given to the Hod
Cross In not an investment, nor Is It
a charity. It is a sacrament." Charles
A. Eaton, I'ustor Klfth Ave, Ituptlst
Church, N. Y.
"It Is extraordinary what can bo ac
complished when a free pontile ' all
unite and work together for their com
mon good and for the good of human
ity." Cardinal Mercler.
TIME TO RE-JOIN
The Red Cross a work of the
heart on a sound business basis.
Membership in the Red Cross
Is insurance against regret.
The Red Cross never Intrudes
but she has a mother's uonsl
Red Cross Is not a responsi
bility It's an opportunity. JOIN.