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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, 0RE50ON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1919.
LAST CALL FOR
Will Meet Tuesday Night in
Stevens Hall to Complete
On account of a number of other
local meetings railing on the aaroe
da to aa whs set for the final comple
lion of the comiuerclul club, that or
ganization haa not yet kwn com
pleted. Another meeting will be held
Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock, at
which time tbe by-laws, constitution
will be considered, and the officer
All men of KprlngflHd and com
munlty who have the Intereat and
welfare of tbla community at heart,
are urged to attend thla meeting
Tueaday night In Slevene hall.
Many of the business men of the
city have expressed keen Intereat In
the enterprise, feeling that now more
than ever, great opportunltlea are.
within the grasp of Springfield, and
much aubatantlal good will result
from the work of a commercial or
Several new Industries can be ae
cured for Springfield If right encour
agement la given them. The railroad
altuatlon la alao another Important
matter which deaervea attention and
If taken rare of rightly, would mean
a great future for Springfield.
Hence It la Important that every
man living in Springfield, and every
farmer who la interested In better
taarketa ahould attend thla meeting
and help put the commercial club on
a working baala.
OLD SOLDIER PASSES AWAY.
Daniel Spencer, an old aoldier, who
haa made hla home In Weat Spring
field for many years, died Thuraday,
Dee. 11, 1919 at the age of 73 yearn.
8 month and 7 daya. The funeral
aervlcea were held at Walker'a chapel
Sunday. Dec. 14. at 2 p. m.. burial
taking place In Ieuret Grove ceme
tery, the aervlcea being conducted by
the Rer. H. C. Elhell.
Mr. Spencer waa born In Lee coun
ty, Iowa, April 4, 1846 and nerved In
the Civil war. Mr. and Mra. Spencer
were married here in 1872, and have
made their home in the Willamette
valley alnce that time. Mr. Spencer
waa a man highly reapected by hla
neighbors and all who knew him.
He la aurvlved by hia widow. Mra.
Cora Spencer, of Weat Springfield,
and four daughters. Mra. Carrie Win
trey, of Landax, Ore.; Mra. Nellie
Mabey. 8prlngfleld; Mrs. Allle Gaerte
of Orange, Cal., and Mra. Birdie Col
Una of Gardiner. Mont. All were pres
ent at the funeral except Mra. Gaerte.
POTATO IMPROVEMENT SOUGHT.
Oregon potuto growera will be
naked to cooperate with the atate col
ege experiment station in potato seed
treatment and potato spraying next
year to Improve the yield and quality
of the crop. The methods that h'ave
raised Wisconsin to the first rank In
the production of high grade potatoes
are being Investigated by M. II. Mc
Kay, associate plant pathologist of
the atalion, who will adapt them to
Oregon conditions. He attendod the
Wisconsin potato show December 10
and inspected the potato work of the
Wisconsin station. He will attend the
conference of the potato pathologists
of America reporting the Important
work he haa done on vertlclllium wilt
In Oregon, lie will arrange with the
committee on experimental coopera
tive work for carrying on this line of
work In Oregon.
PALL CREEK PAMILY MAV
BE LOST IN MOUNTAIN 8NOW
L. E. Williams and wife, and three
amall children and a brother, George
Williams, atarted from Fall Creek on
November 3 to cross the Cascades to
Harney county, traveling with a four
horse team and wagon. No word haa
alnce been received from them and It
U feared they may have perlahed or
are snowbound somewhere la the
FA CTSand FIGURES
Seme Rasults That Farmers and Grower In Thla Vicinity Are Getting
from Their Land. Springfield Territory Affordo Great Opportunltlea.
$1200 From Two Acres Berries
In Less Than Year.
Half hidden from the passers
by. on the banks of the upper
Willamette river, near Jasper,
lies a little farm called "Straw
A stranger passing the mod
est appearing farm, might say
to hJmself: "There is a berry
patch that helps that fanner to
make a living and that Is about
all." Not because it does not
look neat and well cared for,
but because of its size and be
cause he would not know
whereof he spoke.
There are many who scarcely
realize the production capabili
ties of Willamette valley land
until they are brought .face to
face with the facts. Yea, some
even till valuable land year after
year, little thinking that it
would yield greater results were
it planted to different crops or
We had heard some of the
facts concerning "Strawberry
AcreB," and in order to eain
first-hand knowledge 'thereof,
we made an "inspection" triD.
and were pleased to find the
genial owners, Mr. and Mrs. J.
fc. Day. willing to eive us the
simple facts of their success on
the berry Jarm.
Instead of the time-honored
cranberry 'for Thanksgiving
dinner, they had eaten straw
berries fresh from their own
garden! They put "one over"
on most of us. didn't thev?
They had also picked enough
strawberries from their Ever
bearing vines to supply a num
ber of crates to a local market.
And mind you. this from vines
outside In a regular patch, not
Hut we must get down to!
"brass tacks" and tell you morel
of the substantial facts from
this berry farm, although Mr.
Day declares it would be pos-
Large Quantity of T.N.T. Given
County by Forest Reserve for
Road Building Use.
Lane county has been given 2600
pounds of T. N. T. by the Cascade
National forest, for use along the Me
Kenzie river in roud building. N. F.
Macduff, supervisor of tbe Cascade
forest haa been authorised to lasue
this amount to the county thla winter.
Mr. Macdurf says that while TNT
'la one of the moat destructive of ex
plosives It can be handled with no
danger whatever. In appearance It
resembles brown sugar. A small
quantity can be burned without dan
ger, or one may shoot a rifle ball Into
it without causing an explosion. In
'road work it la exploded by use of a
No. 8 cap. ,
' TNT costa about 25 cents a pound
and the government la distributing
large quantities to the forest reserves
for use In federal road projects.
company formed to run
stage to Mckenzie bridge
With a capital stock of 1500, 100
'shares at $50 per share, the Mo-
Kenzie Bridge company has filed Its
r articles of incorporation wlth tbe
'county clerk. The Incorporators are
K. C. Simmons, J. A. Adrian and I.
E. 81mmons, and It Is provided that
slble to market strawberries
from his variety of vines as late
as Thanksgiving every year,
providing there were no severe
.frosts or storms in the preced
ing two or three weeks period
Five varieties of the "Iowa
Progressive Everbearing" straw
berry plants were set out early
last spring. From these varie
ties be has found to his satis
faction that there Is one variety
that Is especially adapted to this
climate and which bears excep
tionally heavy over a long
period of time.
From his two acres of straw
berries Mr. Day realized $1200
last season. A part of this sum
was from the sale of plants
however, the most being from
the sale of berries. And this re
suit was from plants set out
within six months.
That the Everbearing straw
berry will bear a good yield the
first year set out is an especia
advantage claimed for them by
Mr. Day, and proven by his re
suits. Another advantage of the
Everbearing over the standard
variety of strawberry is the fact
that If a frost nips the early
crop, they will blossom again
within a week or two and go on
bearing while with the standard
variety If brit by a frost they
will not crop that season.
Mr. Day plans to go into the
plant business on an extensive
scale in the near future. He is
now propagating a new variety
of Ted raspberry" which he be
lieves will be the best raspberry
on the market. It has a better
flavor and color and his experi
ments have shown that It holds
up better than any red rasp
berry at present on the market.
From 150 of these plants which
were set out last spring, Mr.
Day harvested nearly $200
worth of berries and plants. He
Imported this new variety of
raspberry .from Utah.
These results demonstrate
what may be accomplished on
small acreage by intensive
the stage company shall operate, own
and maintain a stage and truck serv
ice between Eugene and Foley
Springs and the McKenzle Bridge
over the McKenzle wagon road.
MRS. ELIZABETH WHEELER DIE8
Mrs. Elizabeth Wheeler who passed
away at Pleasant Hill Dec. 9, 1119,
waa buried Decemeber 17 in tbe Ma
sonic cemetery. The funeral services
were held In Pleasant Hill Dec 11 and
the body was brought to the Walker
chapel until the weather conditions
were more favorable before burial
STATE BIOLOGIST IS
OFF GAME COMMISSION
William L. Finley has been re
moved as state biologist from the
Oregon fish and game commtalson to
take effect December SI. It is said
the action was taken because Mr.
Finley was enable to work in bar-
' mony with the commission, the trou
ble having been of long standing.
FORMER NATRON RESIDENT DIES
Word was received this week by
Mrs. Llndley of this city of the death
of her uncle, A. R. Smith. Mr. Smith
waa a pioneer of 1849, and formerly
lived at Natron. He paeaed away at
hla home near Albany, Monday, Dec.
15. He was laid to rest Thursday,
Dec. 18. la the Albany ( cemetery,
where his wife was placed only a few
, Mr. Smith leaves one brother, Mr.
Smith of Natron, two sons. Earl and
GOOD LIVINQ AT A
LOWER COST IS AIM
How to reduce cost of living with
out lowering the atandarda of food,
dress, house furnishing and care of
children, W tbe practical but difficult
problem that home-makers will join
in solving at Farmers' week. All lec
tures, demonstration and exhibits will
be applicable to the borne. The ex
hibit of made-over clothing will not
look aecond hand and skimpy. That of
food will show one day's balanced,
rations and bow Ita cost may be re
duced. Worth while isn't It? An
other food display will present suit
able refreshments for social gather
ings removing another . frequent
source of worry- Labor aavlng de
vices will point the tired mother to
more time for recreation and child
WRITES OF HIGH COST
OF LIVING IN ENGLAND
W. W. Ebbett of the Main garage
of Springfield, received a letter from
his father, W. W. Ebbett of Rams
gate, England, in which he told of the
high coat of living there and how,
with so many of tbe shops which
were taken over for munition mak
ing were still in the handa of the gov
ernment and with their lack of work
people look forward anxloualy to tbe
days to follow. Mr. Ebbett states
that although the booming of guns
is quiet and the thoughts of war are
being dismissed from the people's
minds, still there is one thing which
Is disturbing them.
, That is. the very high prices of liv
ing. Egga there bell for 11 cents a
piece; beef sells for 42 cents per
pound; milk la 22 centa a quart andj
smlll heads of cabbage which used to
sell for 1 cent are now selling for
6 and 8 centa.
Though the wages seem to be good
they are not high, enough, to pay such
prices for food. Especially Is this
true In homes where there are large
families and much distress will be
found among the people If the gov
ernment does not open up the work
shops again, that they took for muni
Jamea A. Williams, a recent arrival
from Washington, bas purchased a
large farm In Douglas county and will
bring a large herd of pure-bred Swiss
milch goats to his new farm. He will
make a specialty of breeding thla
class of animals.
Miss Ruth Scott and Norman
Byrne Seriously Injured
Resulting from an accident which
o cured while coasting last Saturday
night. Miss Ruth Scott and Norman
Byrne were both quite badly hurt
The sled on which the young people
were coasting ran Into a stump at the
foot of the hill, throwing them against
the stump with much force.
Miss Scott received several bal
cuts about the face and Mr. Byrne
received a severe blow on tbe head.
The young people were Immediate
ly taken to the home of Dr. Pollard
who afterward removed them to the
Many stitches were taken in Miss
Scott's face to close op the gashes
made there from the broken sled or
stump. She Is reported to be recov
ering rapidly. Mr. Byrne is able to
be about again.
Both young people are students of
the University of Oregon, Miss Scott
being a Junior and Mr. Byrne a sopho
more. LOCAL MAN EXHIBITS POULTRY
,L. R. Melvin of near Harden
bridge, sent 13 Anconas, two pens and
three singles, to the western mid
winter poultry show held in Portland
this week. Hia blrda are the "Model
' type" a type of his own Anconas of
the Sbeppard strain. Mr. Melvin has
'been In the poultry business twenty
years, coming to Springfield two
years ago from Iowa.
CROP ESTIMATES ARE LOW.
WA3HINCTON. Dec.-17. Tho crop
estimate bureau of the department of
agriculture has announced that the
winter wheat crops., total 38.770.000
acres, which is 23.2 ner cent less than
the revised estimate counted In the
fall of 1918.
The revised estimate was 50,48',000
The condition of the crop Decem
ber 1. 1919, was 85.2 per cent of
normal, aa compared with 98.6 per
cent December 1. 1918, and 89.5 per
cent over the 10 year average.
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