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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1919
TION IS PROGRESSING
The committee appointed at th
business men's dinner, Thursday
night of last week, to formulate pi aim
for the organization of a local com
nierclal club or chamber of commerce
reported at a meting held Tueaday
evening In Stevena' hall.
M. C. Bresaler and J. E. Edwards
were chosen to act reapectlvely aa
rhatrruan and secretary of the meet-
Acting on recommendations of the
committee, J. E. Edwards. K. E. Mor
rison and Charlea L. Scott wore ap
pointed to draft a count Hut Ion and
by-laws, and Mr. Edwards, Ma aecre
tary of tha meeting, waa authorized
to secure algnalurca to a roll of mem
berahlp and to collect the Initial mem
The committee and secretary will
report at a meeting to be held In
Steven' hall on Tueaday evening,
November IS. at which tlmo It la ex
pected to complete tha organization
by aelectlng a name for the body and
electing permanent offlcora.
Aa announced In the New daat
week, the local poat of the American
Legion haa laaued a call for a public
meeting to be held next Wedneaday
evening In Stevena' hall. The pur
poae of thla meeting, aa announced
by the Legion, la "to preaent to the
cltltena of Bprlngfleld the Idea of a
community building. We propone
that at tbla meeting plana he din
cuaaed for the erection! of a building
In which we can have wholeaome a
tnuaementa, hlgh-claaa entertalnmenta,
athletics, and meetlnga of education
al and community Interest. The Amer
ican Legion, aa a body, haa taken upon
Itself the helping to aolve the "teen
age" problem, and they believe that
thla can beat be done by helping In
the erection of auch a building for
Special Invitations have been mailed
by the Legion to business men. and
It la hoped to have a good represen
tation of the clty'a bualnena Interests
preaent at the meeting, aa well aa of
progressive cltlzena generally.
A family reunion waa held last
Sunday evening at the home of Mrs.
M. J. Clark, on Eaat E street. It being
the first time In twenjly-four yeara
that all of the five children were at
home together. The children are:
W. II. and C. V. Clark, of thla city;
Mrs. Mary Scott, of The lilies; Mrs.
Mlna Clendinnln, of Springfield, and
Miss Vina Harbor. W. P. Smith,
brother of Mra. Clnrk, and Cheater
Clendervnln. her son-in-law, were also
Mra. Scott arrived from The Dnlles
Sunday morning, and Mrs. Harbor
came up from Portland. The latter
waa united In marriage lust Friday at
Portland to Mr. Harry Barber. They
will make their home at Dunsinulr,
California, where Mr. Barber In sta
tioned In the employ of the Southern
HIGH WATER CAUSES MISHAP
While crossing a slough north of
Eugene late Wednesday afternoon,
the box of the wagon In which Mr.
and Mra. Everett Wilkinson, of thla
city , were riding floated from its
truck, owing to the heavy rains hav
ing raised the water of the slough too
high fording. Mra. Wilkinson man
aged to remain In the wagon box, but
her husband waa thrown Into the
water. He clung to a small tree until
help came, when the couple were as
sisted to the noar-by chemical works
and given all assistance possible be
fore resuming their homeward Jour
ney. A rumor, current here Wednesday
evening, that one or both of them
had been drowned waa happily soon
disproven by receipt of news of their
It U reported the Hood River apple
crop will reach three million boxea
and brlrvg to the growers appxoxl
mattjy six million dollars.
RED CROSS CERTIFICATES Of
lied Cross officials in Washington,
I). C, have anrvunccd the purpose of
awarding certificates of merit to men
and women wlo , have given loyal
t'-rvlce .bo the nation through the
1. This award la to be baaed pri
marily upon the number of hour of
service given, whether paid or vol
unteer, and will entitle the holder of
aald certificate to wear the Red Cross
official general service Inslgnluv,
which consists of badges for women
and buttons for men.
2. Those entitled to the award sha'l
be persons who have given, subse
quent to April 6th, 1917, a mlnumum
of 800 hours. Women workers will be
entitled to have a stripe interwoven
In the ribbon of the badge. Buttons
for men remain unchanged, even
though the period of service has ex
ceeded the mlnumum of 800 hours.
3. Men or women who, under ex
ceptional clrcumatancea, have rend
ered a mlnumum of 400 hours of ser
vice will be granted a service badge
attached to a different colored ribbon
than that used on the regular service
badge. (A) Thla applies to those
workers who. living In rural communl
lea. only had an opportunity of w or Ic
ing at Tted Cross workrooms for limit
ed periods of time. B) Workera who
have given service after business
hours. (C) Workers who hove rend
ered Intensive service as executives
in membership campaigns or drives.
4. No award shall be made to a
worker whose period of enrollment in
service has been less than six months.
5. Work done at home, such as
knitting and garments, ahall be esti
mated on a piece work basis, using
time schedule found In questionnaire.
6. Service for Red Crosa In other
than chapter activities shall be cred
ited to the worker.
' 7. On account of the great number
of Insignia to be supplied, immediate
response from each applicant la nec
essary no that this commission can
secure a aufflclent number of certifi
cates, badges and buttons to supply
Local Red Cross workers entitled
to and wishing to secure their certi
ficates are asked to meet with the
chairman and other officers on Mon
day afternoon at 2:30 in the Public
The following list of names of team
captains in the local drive of the
Third Red Cross Roll call is furnished
Chairman, Mrs. Van Valzah.
Emerald He'ghts, Mrs. Hlnson.
East Main street. Mrs. Ida Adams;.
Fourth ward, north half. Mrs. Hatch.
Fourth ward, south half, Mra, Hal-
Third ward, east half. Mrs. Don
Third ward, west half, Mrs. Maglll.
Second ward, east half, Mrs. Town-
Second ward, west half, Mrs. Knox.
An automatic electric brake la to
be manufactured at Roseburg.
CLARK FOUND OUILTY OF MUR
DER IN SECOND DEGREE
Martin A. Clark, on trial at Eugene
during the past week, charged with
the murder of Charles A. Taylor, near
McKenzle Bridge on July 25 last, was
found guilty of murder inj the second
degree by the jury at 6:30 o'clock
Tueaday evening. The defenae was
allowed ten days by Judge Sklpworth
In which to present arguments and
make motions for a new trial.
HEALTH NURSE VISITS 8CH00L
Miss Campbell, the health nurse for
Lane county, spent several days this
week at the Lincoln school, giving
short talks to the pupils and inspect
ing for such things as decayed teeth.
defective vision, adeno'da, etc.
These alight defects often escape
the attention of the parents, and a
brief note from the nurse calling
attention to them Is usually sufficient.
She expects to complete her work
some time next week.
Enrollment Is steadily growing.
At the end of the sixth week it was
444. It Is now over 450.
The hot lunches prepared for pupils
at the Lincoln school by the Domestic
science department, la proving very
attractive to students these cold rainy
days. An average of over 50 were
served during the present week, the
largest number served In one day
being 65. A full light lunch. Includ
ing sandwiches, is served for 10c. or.
omitting the sandwiches, for 7c. The
menu for next week Is as follows:
Monday Baked potatoes, butter,
chocolate, deviled ham sandwiches;
Wednesday Clam chowder, choco
late, peanut-butter sandwiches.
Thursday Potato aoup , crackers,
Brown Betty, cheese sandwiches.
Friday Cream beef on crackers.
baked apple, butter and lettuce sand
JOLLY HALLOWE'EN PARTY
One of the Jolllest of Hallawe'en
rarties waa given for the members
of the Needlecraft Club at the home
of Mra. Ralph Dlppel. on Second
street, last Friday afternoon by the
The rooms were charmingly decked
with autumn foliage, Jack-o-lanterns,
corn stalks, and other appropriate de
corations. With the blinds drawn and bright
fires and lighted candles, the hostess
es, dressed aa witches, ghosts, fairies,
and fortune-tellers, greeted their
There was a dance by the fairies,
games of luck and chance, and stunts
by the guests, for which several re
ceived prizes; Uncle Josh and his
good dame served sweet cider right
from the country; fortune-telling and
singing of old-time songs filled the
time until a real Hallowe'en lunch
was served in a most - unique and
' The guests of the Kensington Club
were: ,Mesdaraes Pollard, Catching,
Walker. Long, Fischer, Drury, Stew
art. Critea, Lusby, Bally, and Dawson.
THE RIDERLESS HORSE
rH x (?v -S come ow Ilsfe
The Portland port commission will
fill a 20-acre factory site for a Mich
igan company, which promises to
manufacture ready-made houses on a
large scale. These houses, It is
claimed, can be shipped to any part
of the country and set up without
employing contractors or the building
The Portland Railway, Light & Pow
er company has made showing at a
hearing before the state utility com
mission that rates of wages are higher
In Portland than in other cities of a
like size and that living costs arc
lower than In such other cities.
Swan Valley ranchers are helping
themselves with irrigation wells anjd
Hood River pears are expected to
go to $4.00 per box.
Notl. Tlmbermen here have closed
a contract with the Postal Telegraph
company for the delivery of big or
der of cedar poles on board cars at
Walton, on the Coos Bay branch.
Salem has been offered a vacuum
street-cleaner apparatus factory, to
be built at once.
With bar silver In New York selling
at $1.28, long-abandoned silver-mining
districts of the west are being revived.
Stayton wants a mattress factory,
Dayton a cheese factory, and Banks
a cannery, Lakevlew a flour mill and
' Salem Is to have a quarter-mlllion-
dollar housebuilding corporation.
which plans to erect 100 new houses
for workingmenj during the next half
Marshfleld has recently completed
a veener plant and is now desirous of
securing a paper mill.
One of the useless railroads in the
DcsChutes canyon s t- be abandoned
and converted into a wagon road.
A 1.000-car apple crop for Western
Oregon is the prospect for next year.
Pendleton. Umatilla hard wheat
has brought the record price of $2.45
A five-year-old loganberry patch
near Salem this year returned the
owner $1,600 from an acre and a half.
Lumber mills of the state are cut
ting to capacity, with' a big rush ex
pected during the next few months.
All elements of the industry are a
greed that the building boom calling
for such heavy supply of lumber this
year will conttue with Increased vigor
Frank C. Flint and Stevenson
Smith, both residents of Portland and
graduates of the Reed college in that
city, were awarded the Oxford schol
arships by the Oregon Rhodes schol
arship committee last Saturday. Mr.
Flint has been assistant in English
at Reed college for the past two years.
and Mr. Smith . was for two years
principal of the High school at Top-
penish, Washington, and prior to that
head of the High school at Omak,
Washington. Randall Scott and Wil
bur Hulin, of Springfield, were the
candidates recommended by the State
University for these scholarships.
CUMMINS REPORTS It. R. BILL
Washington (Special correspond
ence). Senator 'uiumlns, chalrmaa
of the interstate commerce committer,
hus reported the railroad bill showing
the rehults of the careful consider
tlon that bis committee has bestowed,
upon it. It has been placed on the
senate calendar, where it will remain
until after the final disposition of the
peace treaty. Mr. Cummins declares,
however, that the measure will be en
acted before adjournment of the
present session of congress. If ,t
should not be, he said the senate
would be justly subject to "the cor
demnatiou of every fair-minded man
SOLDIER GRAVES NEGLECTED
Chief Justice McCoy of the supremo
court of the District of Columbia ha
appeared before the foreign affairs
committee of the house in a hearing
on the Bland bill to return our soldier
dead, and criticized the war depart
ment for alleged neglect of graves
in France. Justice McCoy lost a son
overseas, and has but recently re
turned from a trip to the battle areas,
during which he located and provided
for the private care of his son's gravi.
His comments, therefore, are based
on personal observation of conditions
as they actually exist.
GEOGRAPHY AND SOUND BODIES
Government statistics show that in
only eleven statee of the Union tht
average number of men passing the
physical examinations for admlBBion
to the army during the recent war
reached 70 per cent. These eleven
states were North and South Dakota,
Minnesota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa,
Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New
Mexico and Texas. The states In the
next highest class, showing a per cent
of between 65 and 69, inclusive, are
Montana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio, West Virginia, Missouri, Mary
land, North Carolina, Alabama, Flor-.
Ida, Misslssippiand Louisiana.
WOULD DISCOURAGE UNLAWFUL
During the discussion of the budget
bill in the house. Congressman Gra
ham, of Pennsylvania, was the author
pt an amendment that, if it remains in
bill, win do much to discourage the
vicious and unlawful deficits In which
every department is continually In
volving itself. "The comptroller gen
eral," reads Mr. Graham's amend
ment, "shall specially report to con
gress every expenditure or contract
made by any head of a department
In any excess of the appropriation to
such department and In violation of
law." 'Having had its attention specifi
cally called to each deficit, congress
can then pass it by if it deems proper.
or take other appropriate action.
NO MANDATES WANTED
The senate has indicated a desire
to possess itself of the report of
General Harbord against the proposal
of a United States mandate for Ar
menia. Although it is said that Col.
House has assured the foreign minis
ters of England and France that Ar
menia would be taken over by this
country, it is becoming increasingly
evident that the project will not be
sanctioned by the senate.
NEW GROCERY BUSINESS
A. R. Gray, proprietor of the "Cash
and Carry" grocery In Eugene, closed
a deal this week for the purchase of
the Nice & Donaldson store in thla
city. The business will be taken over
by the new owner next Monday. W.
M. Green, who has been Mr. Gray's
chief clerk in Eugene, will be local
manager of the Springfield store.
The business will be conducted on the
same plan as that of the Eugene store.
which Mr. Gray has very successfully
operated for the past fifteen months.
N. A. Macduff, who has for several
years been supervisor of the Siskiyou
national forest, with headquarters at
Grants Pass, has been transfered to
Eugene, to succeed C. R. Seltz, re
signed, as supervisor ot the Cascade
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