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SPRINOFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMIJER 12, 1919
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WILL BE CALLED
Legislature to Convent Januarys
12 to Consider Workmen's
Governor Olcott anonunced Monday
that he would aoon Issue a formal rati
for a special aeasloii of the legisla
ture to convene on the Mcond Monday
In January, 1920. The main object of
the apet'lal sen Ion will be to consider
the preaent workmen's compensation,
aa tho preaent rate la conaldered too
low to meet the need of thoae In
Jured who mum necessarily depend
on relief from the accident fund.
The aUte Induatrlal accident commla
alon haa declared that the preaent
ratea of compensation are far too low
to meet the demand of Injured work
men saying that It la Imposalble for
them to meet living neceasltlea at the
preaent rate of coropenaatlon.
The accident commlaalon reporta
that many leading employera. wto
are contributing to the fund, believe
that the preaent ratea are too low.
It baa been reported that many em
ployera have lately been supplement
ing out of their own funda the com
County HeaJth Nurse Urges
Large Sale of Christmas
Physical culture clauses have been
started at the High school Owing
to the reports made by Mlaa Mary A.
Brownell, Lane county health nurse,
phyakal culture la being urged for
all the achoola.
la one month'a inspection of Ine
county. Misa Brownell reporta that i
out of 296 children which were la
apected. only 59 were free from phy
sical defecta needing attention.
There were 165, or more than 60 per
cent wboae tonsils needed attention.
1 bad defecta of teeth, and many
others needed medical attention.
These facta ahow the Importance
of the work done by the public health
nurses which la one of the new phaa-r-e
of work of the Oregon Tuberculo
ala association through which Oregon
contributes through the purchase of
Mlaa Brownell aaya: "If the peopi
of Oregon only realise what a tre
mendous public health problem con
fronts them nothing could atop them
' from buying up every Christmas seal
In sight Only through sale of the
aeala can the county public health !
nursing be extended, throughout the!
atate. The annual seal aaje la the
chief means of supporting the Oregon
Tuberculosis association, and 90 per
cent, of the entire proceeds will be
applied on Oregon's public health pro
gram." O. A. R. LODGE HOLDS MEETING
The regular meeting of the G. A.
R. Circle No. 28 wua held Friday
afternoon. December 6. In the Wood
man hall. The regular businesa waa
attended to and the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year:
Mrs. Emily Dorlty. aenior vlce-presl-tlent;
Mra. Alma Slgnor. Junior vice
prealdent; Mrs. Kathryn Horton,
treasurer; Eliza Huntley, chaplain,
Sarah Adams, guard.
Aa all of the members were not
preaent at the meeting, the election
of the other officers waa not held.
They will be elected at the next meet
ing which will be held the flrat Friday
Another Important feature of the
meeting was .the appointing of the
committees for raising funda for the
erection of a monument In the O. A.
R. plot In the Laurel Hilt cemetery.
Two committees were elected
which are aa follows:
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LAIIE COOK TAXPAYERS TO DECIDE
Oil $2.00010 ROAD BOIID ISSUE
At the annual taxpayers meeting to
be held at the Lane county court
houae In Eugene December zs, me
taipayere wUl have an opportunity of
paattlug on the 12,000.000 roa4 bond
iaaue recommended by the apeclal
county committee which met Tueaday
la the event the bond Usue la ap
proved by the taxpayera, the laaue
will then be voted on at a apeclal elec
tion which will probably be at the
lrlmarlea neit May.
The commlttae recommendations
were thai the bonda be 6 per cent
aerial bonda. to run twenty yeara and
lo commence retiring the flrat taaue
The vot of the committee waa 13
to 1 la favor of the bond laaue. Many
of the membere were not preaent
when the Ileal vote waa taken.
Thelype of road to be built waa not
discussed, .'although It la generally
understood that the roada will be Im
proved with a macadam aurface. It
waa brought out In dlacuaaion that
after a road haa been pounded down
with a macadam aurface for several
years, pavement can then be put on
and will atand the strain or 'traffic
The committee recommended tbat
the county court pay Interest, but not
sinking fund, on the bonda. out of the
general fund. Funds received from
automobile licenses, which it la aald
mar reach flt.000 next year, will be
applied on the Interest-of the bonda.
If carried, end the remainder of the
interest paid out of the general fund.
The committee considered the var
ious projects on which the money la
to be eipended. Tentative figures
for each project were aubmltted at
Tueaday'a meeting, bat It waa de
clared by the county engineer that
! these ehould be figured cloeer and re-
vlaed. ao the committee left the
amounts to be eipended on each pro-
for uter oooaidratlon
The road from Springfield to Low
ell waa recommended to be built by
the way of Jaaper and Kail Creek.
The McKeniie road will be Im
proved from Thurston to Blue River.
The Mohawk-Wendling project was
recommended to start from Hayden
bridge to Wendllng by way of Mar
The Camp Creek project from Mo
hawk road waa voted to be from Hay
den bridge to Camp Creek.
The Bear Creek-Pacific highway
project of 10 mllea waa voted, also
the Ferguson road-Pacific highway of
The proposed Elm Ira road to the
coast viu Alvadore waa passed, aa waa
the Smlthfteld road of two mllea from
Alvadore. The 22 mile project to
from Alvadore road went
projects were ap
proved: End of macadam on Elmlra
road to Notl.-six mllea and Eugene-
Crow-Hadleyvllle road 17 mllea.
The Eugene to Cottage Grove road
by way of Lorane waa divided Into
two projects, one reading "Eugene to
Loraue" and the other "Cottage Grove
to Lorane" and approved.
The London Springs .road of 10
mllea waa lengthened eight mllea
more over the original project to ex
CHICAGO CHOSEN FOR
1920 CONVENTION CITY
At a meeting of the Republican na
tional committee at Washington Dee
10, Chicago waa chosen aa the meeting
place for the Republican convention
in 1920, June 8 being set aa the open
The committee meeting waa notable
tor the large number of prominent
men and women preaent from all
parta of the Union.
Senator Polndexter waa in New
York. It waa announced that V. A,
Orr who waa secretary to Governor
Whitman during hla term aa governor
of New York, would have charge of
the Polndexter campaign in New York
General Leonard Wood waa a favor
ite candidate for the ticket la the eon
tend to the fork of the Coast fork
The Bow river to Sharp's creek pro
ject waa extended eix miles to Dlsston
making a tout of 17 miles.
The following project were ap
proved: Goshen to Lowell, 12 mllea;
Lowell to fleserve, 7 mllea and the
Willamette Coaat road by way of Re
serve to Summit. Pacific Highway to
Dlachly, Blachly to Dp ad woo J, Forest
Reserve and then the Reserve to Flor
ence, 134 mils.
Th Cloverdale road waa voted to ex
tend from a point on the highway
aouth of Creawell to the Coast fork
bridge on the Ooshen-Lowell road.
In the Sluslaw river to the county
line project It waa voted that the road
ahould ran through Grenada aouth tn
the county line.
The Prairie road Eugene-Junction
City of 11 mllea waa amended to pass
by way of Irving.
About 80 mllea were added to the
projecta at the Wednesday session.
The main addition was that of a high
way commencing at Lorane. following
the Siuslaw down to tide water, pass
ing through Mapleton and on to Cush
man. Another addition was a road to
begin at the northwest county line on
the coaat, following the coast line to
to Mercer lake
Hecta bead and then
and on to the coaat road.
The proposed road cnstnictlon plan
Involves the building of 450 miles of
CITY IS WITHOUT
Because of the cold weather and
many faucets lert running to Keep
then from freezing, the reservoir haa
been entirely emptied and there la
only 30 pounds of pressure at the
preaent time. Hence the city is with
out 'adequate firo protection.
In case of fire the people are urged
to close their faucets, thus giving all
possible supply for fire fighting. Ex
treme caution to prevent fire hazard
a also urged.
NEWSPAPER IS FARMER'S
Local Press Puts Grower
Touch With Demand for
Oregon ' Agricultural College, Cor-
vallla, Dec. 11. The short course on
using the home newspaper to sell
farm produce, which will be offered
at O. A. C. Farmera WeeK, December
29 to January 3, la receiving wlde
apread attention from the farmers
and valuable support by the newspa
pers over the atate.
"The value of aucb a course to the
farmers cannot be emphasized too
strongly," aaya Homer L. Roberta,
formerly a news writer for the Mal
heur Enterprise, and now a student In
Industrial Journalism. "The home
press offers the quickest and cheap
est route to a seasonable market. The
newspaper la the farmer's traveling
"I know of a farmer who had a new
atrain of wheat peculiarly adapted to
hla locality, which he desired to in
troduce to hla neighbors. He adver
tised, and the supply of seed was
quickly exhausted. The stockman who
raisea purebred stock will find that
the, home paper will place him in
touch with Juat the buyer with whom
he wants to deal."
Fruitgrowers will find these ad
vertising lectures of Immense prac
tical value, Mr. Roberta predicts. He
has seen the plan worked out in the
Brogan peach section of Malheur
county. The grower advertises his
fruit prlcea and the time the fruit
'will be ready, with the result that
much of the crop la sold in his own
The art of writing ada that sell, pre-
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YOU BET YOUR
Fees Collected on Messages Be
tween Springfield and Eu
gene to Be Returned.
In a statement given out by local
telephone officials it la announced
that they plan to refund the toll fees
collected from -Springfield and Eu
gene patrons of their linen. The dif
ference between the old and the new
ratea will also be refunded, the plan
being to credit subscribers on tlj
bill when sent out. .
W. G. Phillips, division commercial
superintendent at Portland, haa utude
the- following statement to the public:
"With reference 'to -the order and
Its disposition of the matter of legal
rates: It la the opinion of the com
pany, guided by its legal counsel, that
aa a matter of law the commission
haa no authority to make an ordiror
refund such as has been attempted.
However, regardless of our legal con-
elusions, the fact remalna that in
course of the hearings In this pro
ceeding the company voluntarily
pledged itself to make refunds from
August 1st, to all its patrons of any
difference in the rates collected and
the rates as established by the com
mission. In view of the legal opinion
received by the commission from the
attorney general, the commission has
gone somewhat beyond this stipula-
tion. Our position Is that whether or:
not we are bound by this commis-:
slon'a conclusion, we are bound by J
our voluntary stipulation, and any ef-J
fort on our part to reconcile the dif-i
terence between these two view
points would be a hopeless matter to
make plain to our many patrons. For
this reason and a desire to avoid fur
ther misunderstanding, with our pa
trons on thiB point we will carry out
our stipulation modified to conform
to the order which the commission
has made. This puts, us rathe posi
tion of going further with refunds
than were involved in our stipulation.
Despite the fact that it involves a
difficult accounting and mechanical
problem, this refund will be made by ;
way of a credit on the December
bills, delivery of which to our sub
scribers is delayed for this purpose.
With this declaration of purpose re-
orriine th refund we hone that there
may be extended some degree of len
iency because of the innumerable de
tails which are certain to present
themselves, and we will gladly take
up Individual instances wlth( all sub
scribers who may find reason to be
dissatisfied with the disposition of
this matter on their current bills."
SOIL FERTILITY STUDIED.
The relation of lime, sulphur, phos
phorous, manure and crop rotation to
permanent agriculture has been made
the subject of special Investigations
at O. A. C. aftd will be given emphasis
at Farmers' Week.
Great " White Top"
Settles Over Valley
Snow, snow, snow everywhere.
And not a spot is bare.
Sometimes the white fleecy flakes,
sometimes the small, hard flakes
driven by a wind.
Snow started falling in Springfield
early Tuesday morning, In fact much
earlier than most of us roused our
selves from our downy, warm pillows.
Jt caused little disturbance in
Springfield until late In the day when
it almost turned into a stiver thaw.
During Tuesday night a change came
and it Just snowed in the good old
fashioned way, continuing most of the
day Wednesday, measuring about
three inches by" Wednesday evening.
' Early risers Wednesday reported a
fine pyrotechnic display In the sky
over Eugene, due to the electric cars
operating or trying to operate. The
car between Springfield and Eugene
had great difficulty in making Its first
trlpsi in fact some of Its passengers
t STRIKE 15
DECLARED " OF
Wilson's Offer Accepted by the
Miners and Union Orders
Return to Work.
1NDIANAPOLI3. Dec. 10. The
Cnited Mine Worker of America
have accepted President Wllson'a pr
pos;il for Immediate return to wori.
Final tsettlement-of . their wage co
troversy will rest with a conimlsslc a
to "he. appointed ly the president.
Operators predict complete resum
Hon of work by Friday and-shipmen:
of coal from the mines are expected
by Monday. '
This action ends the coal mine 1
strike of five weeks and comes Ju -t
in time to prevent much su'fertrf
over the country from the shortage 4
HUH BLAZE AT
Fire broke out in the high scho4
building Thursday afternoon abo-.-t
i 4:30 o'clock. The local fire depar
J ment was called aad soon had tM
Little daniFge was
done to th i
building, the noor or one or tne rooma
on the second story being torn up
an effort to stop the blaze. The firj
seemed ta be between the ceiling an t
the floor. - V
The stove in the assembly roor.i
wes being moved, but It has not been
determined whether the fire startel
from that Hue or from the stove is
the geometry room which la Just
overhead of the other stove.
A cumber of students gatheret
ab?mt the buildirg to watch the ex.
phrted ruination of their "dear o' 1
hrlls of knowledge." " '
HEALTH ASSOCIATION HOLDS
MEETING, ELECTS OFFICER3
A week' ago last Friday night th I
Springfield branch of the Lane Coun
ty Health Association held a meeting
: at the home of Mrs. A. B. Van Valzah.
The following officers were elected,'
County Vice-President, Mrs. L. K,
Piige: City Chairman. Mrs. Paul
Brattain: Supplies Chairman, Mra. C.
AVheaton: Publicity Chairman, Mrs,
A. B. Van Valzah.
Miss Brownell, county healtli
nurse, was present and gave a very
interesting talk and a few lnstruc
tions In regard to contagious diseases.
'" The arrangements for the Christ
mas entertainment at the Methodise
church have been made and the var
ious committees have been appointed
to take charge. A good time la being
planed for all.
completing parts of their trips on,
their trusty (?) "snow shoes." ' '
The Booth Kelly mill closed down
Wednesday morning because of the
difficulty of operating, and will not
start 'again until next week.
While we had only about three
Inches of snow here, with a tempera
ture early Thursday morning of nine
degrees above zero. Eugene was
threatened by a young blizzard Tues
day night; Albany was floundering in
three feet of snow, Corvallls burled
to a depth of four feet; Salem cov
ered with two feet and one of the
Southern Pacific trains stalled there.
Portland labored with eight inches of
snow Wednesday. . .
Compare this with great depths ot
snow, raging bliazards, and tempera
tures from 9 to 23 below in the mid
dle and eastern states.
No serious difficulties with phone
or power lines in this vicinity have,