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The News Extends Wishes to You for a Very Merry Cristmas
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.SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREQON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1919.
SPRINGFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ORGANIZED - OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
Organization Completed Tuea-
day Night Will Launch Cam
paign for New Members.
At a meeting of the membership of
the Springfield Clumber of Commerce
Tuesday night In Steven hall, the or
,-ranlsatlon was finally completed and
officers were elected. The by-laws
wir adopted an formed by tho com
mil ten composed of John K. Edwsrds.
K. K. Morrison and Charles L. Scott.
M. C. Bresslcr wss unanimously
elected president of the chamber. O
II. Kesney waa the unanimous choice
for vice president and Cbarlea L.
Scott waa chosen for treasurer. The
secretary will bo elected by the board
Committee chairmen were selected
an follows: Welby Stevens, chairman
of the committee on trade, commerce
and Industrial. W. P. Walker, chair
man of the committee on legislation,
taxation, highways, fish and gam.
K. R. Morrison, chairman of the com
mittee on publicity, conventions, civic,
educational and social.
The chairmen of the above three
committees with two additional men,
John Wlntenrted and Dr. W. II. Pol
lard, constitute the hoard of directors.
It was decided that the dues of
resident members should be fixed at
ALUMNI WINS FIRST CAME
FROM HIGH SCHOOL
The first basketball game of the
season was played last Friday night
between the high school and alumni
learns. thelumnl carrying offline big
end of a 15 to 29 score.
The high school lads put up a game
fight against a heavier team which
bad had more practice. The girls of
the high school were loyal In their
cheering for their team, being led by
Miss Opal Mason who hs been elect
ed yell leader.
The line up was aa follows:
High school Center, Slkes; Korn,
(sub); guards, Edmundaon, Hutchin
son, Joe Deets; forwards, Hughes,
Alumni Center, Van Valtah;
guards. Hill. Gosxler; forwards, Hest
er, Bulley, Male.
After the game a lunch was served
by the high school girls to all mem
bers of the alumni and high school.
The hot coffee and sandwiches were
enjoyed by all especially the players.
The next game to be pluyed by th
Springfield high school team witl b-
with Thurston team, on the Thurston
floor Saturday. Doc. 27. Much enthusi
asm is being shown among the stu
dent body over the coming game.
GASOLINE UP CENT AND A HALF
- An Increase of a cent and a half
was put on gasoline in Oregon last
week. This Is mude necessary be
cause a law wus passed at the last
legislature requiring gusollne in this
state to test to a specific gravity of
f6 degrees. Tho Standard OU com
pany, which furnlHhes practically all
of the gasoline In western Oregon,
claims that it is necessary to nunu
facure a spec's! grade of gasoline for
this state. It is declared by the oil
company that this Is a waste of nat
ural resources because much less gaso
line can be made from the crude oil
under this special process than under
the ordinsry method .and that the
special test gasoline will give no bet
ter service than gasoline of a lower
gravity test. It must also be hauled
and stored In specially constructed
A basketball game has been sched
uled between the Thurston and
Springfield high school teams to be
In the Thurston hall Saturday night
T. C. May of Reserve Is spending
the holidays with friends in Eugene
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Arehart of Ban
don are visiting with Mrs. Arehsrt's
mother, Mrs. X M. WJthrow..
lilULII Ul uumit
f 1 per month. Non resident mem
bers will pay M per year.
There waa a general discussion ou
the good and welfare of the organiza
tion. The following committee of four on
nwmhershlp were appointed: W. P.
Walker. J. E. Kd wards, Welby
Stevena and II. I). Freeland. This
committee will Ira mediately make a
personal canvass among the business
men of the city and farmers of the
community 'for members in the new
organisation. There are three classes
of membership: resident, non-resident
and honorary. The board of directors
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f win determine me nmiis or tne cnam-
ber as regard membership in the
resident and non-resident classes.
The following are paid up members
of the Chamber of Commerce:
E. E. Morrison, I. I. Larimer. W.
P. Walker. O. B. Kessey, A. P. Mo
Klniey, Harry M. Stewart, M. C.
Dressier. J. W. Coffin. Lynn W. Miller,
John E. Edwards, J. W. Downing. L.
C. Helmer. John Wlaienrled. W. A.
Hall J. E. Cross. John P. Ketels, W.
IC. Pol'ard. N. W. Emery. J. A. Cox.
W. 11. Adrlsn. C. P. Egglmann. W. M.
Long. Charles L. Scott, II. B. Preeland,
K. Page, Wtrn. I Berry, Sam II.
Tyler. Dr. S. R. Dlppel, Prank B. Ham
lin. Welby Stevena. H. P. Corsaw, I..
recent storm blocked
the Mckenzie highway
The McKentle highway between
Blue River and McKentle bridge waa
blocked for a few days during the re-
kent storm because of the , heavy j
weight of Ice and sleet on branches i ,rd" on exhibition than any other
of the treea, causing them to break j lnle ounty. The show was well st
and fall across the road. The mall was ! tndd "nd n,uch Interest was Bhown
carried on foot by Harry Lowe from for ,ne -l exhbt- B F- Keeney's
Blue River to McKenxle bridge during narred Rock" from Eugene were ea
the blockade. ' l'(,cltt,'y attractive as were aUo L. R.
' : Melvln's "Modeltypo" Ancnnas.
The proposal to build a union high ,
school at Blue River for the pupils
u. uu fv.r.. w.vr.,.,r i..u..,
districts, has been vo'ed down. It
was claimed that the pupils of the
latter districts would be unable to get
to Blue River during a large part of
the winter on account of the deep
Miss Mable Davenport, an English
teacher in the Salem high school, is
vlxltlng with her parents In this city
over the Christmss holidays.
Miss Olive Smith, a teacher in the
Portland schools, is visiting at her
home during Christmas holidays,
P. M. Roth, principal of the local
high school, left Wednesday for Port
land to Join Is wife and the children
who left Sunday. They will visit
wHh Mrs. Roth's mother during the
holidays and Mr. Roth will attend the
meetings of the State Teachers as
crii saw i mii;y
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SWINGING BRIDGE SWINGS LOW
Wlille George Brewer and Alford
Catllson were crossing Little Fall
creek on a swinging bridge laat Sat
urday, the bridge suddenly gave way
and the men fell In the water.
Brewer fell on the upper aide of
tho bridge and waa able to reach the
banks easily. (Vlllson, however,
landed on the lower side and his foot
became entangled In the wire of the
bridge. Quick action by Brewer In
cuitlng the wire with a pair of pliers
probably saved Callison from drown
ing. WILLIAMS FAMILY ARC SAFE
Word has been received that the L.
E. Williams family, who It waa feared
waa lost while crossing the Cascades,
are safe. They reported that their
three weeks' old baby withstood the
hardships of the trip in the best man-
J ner and is thriving. They camped on
the summit of the Cascades where
now was four feet deep. But it is
a siife bet that they were not troubled
wHh bursting water pipes nor plumb
GIVEN 016 PRIZES
Lane County Exhibitors Hang
Up Majority of Medals at
poultry breeders of Lane county
had the distinction of winning the
greatest number of prizes tfor their
'hir t n " held last week
n I'ortlund, as well as -having more
L R Melv(n of Springfield .ecured
the toUoint prlie on hu Anconas: ,
Flm cohere!, first and third pullet.
third old pen and second young pen.
Allen Wheeler of Pleasant Hill was
given second hen for his Single White
Comb White Leghorn.
C. B. Wheeler, also of Pleasant Hill.
hung up the following ribbons on hlsj
Barred Rocks: Third dark cock, first,
light cock, second and third light
cockerel, first light hen, first, fourth
and fifth light pullet
EGG PRICE CUT DOWN BY WOMEN
LINCOLN', Neb., Dec. 21. Eggs
which sold in Lincoln ten days ago
for 85 cents a doxen. will now be
quoted at retail at 66 cents. Two
thousand Lincoln women who banded
together to fight the high price claim
the credit for bringing about the reduction.
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1920 JURORS ARC TO BE DRAWN
.The county court will begin Wed
nesday, January 7, drawing the jurors
for, the 1920 terms of court. The
names of 300 or more men will be
first selected by the court and then
turned over to the county clerk an l
aberlff who will draw the names for
each term of court The poll books of
each voting precinct will be first gone
over, names selected from these, and
then It will be necessary to verify
these to see that they are taxpayers.
MISS MARGARET GOSSLER
MARRIED AT EUGENE
' Miss Margaret Gossler was married
I to Hugh H. HUdabrand last Tuesday.
Dec. 22. 1919, at the borne of Rev. A.
M. Spangler, First Congregational
'minister at Eugene.
Miss dossier Is a former Springfield
girl and attended the local high
school and has lately been residing
with her parents at Marcola. Her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Gossler at
tended the wedding. Walter Gossler
of 8prlngfleld Is a brother of Miss
Mr. and Mrs. HUdabrand will make
their home in Albany.
The Bible school of the Christian
church will observe a white Christmas
this year. The program tonight is in
charge of Mrs. Roland Moehier and
Mrs. Henry Swartx. The church has
been beautifully decorated with fir
and holly, with an Illuminated cross
around which will be placed gifts for
"others." The various Bible school
classes will give useful gifts to the
Old People's home at Walla Walla.
Wash.; to the babies' home, at Port
land; orphans home at Denver, Colo.;
Armenian relief work, and also to
needy homes In Springfield. These
gifts will be presented at the foot of
the cross at the close of the program.
U. OF O. TEAM ARE AT PASADENA
The University of Oregon football
squad reached Pasadena last Satur
day. The thirty-two men arrived In
fine condition. A special tank of Ore
ron water was carried along to re
move any danger of 111 effects from a
change of water. The men began
working out Monday.
Mrs. E. G. Sutton left yesterday for
Portland where the will visit with her
mother. Mrs. S. McSerin over the holl
John F. Ketel is visiting with his
parents In Portland over Christmas
Robert Van Valzah is spending the
"Christmas holidays In Portland.
Mrs. Vera Perkins of Springfield,
who Is teaching in the Salem high
school, Is home for the holidays.
' Norton Pengra and wife of Cor-
vallls arrived last week to spend the
holidays with relatives In this city.
The young couple are well known in
Springfield, both having graduated
from the high school here. Mr. Pen
gra is attending O. A. C.
IS SERIOUS HERE
Booth-Kelly Mill Is Closed Be
cause of Lack of Cars to
Because they had not received
enough cars to deliver their output
and that they now have about 100
cars of stock on hand more than the
maximum amount they ought to carry,
A. C. Dixon, of the Booth-Kely com
pany, yesterday stated that they had
"been compelled to close their mill un
til sufficient cars were received to
relieve the situation. Mr. Dixon said
the local mill should have about ten
cars a day to carry away their output
and deliver orders, but that they 'are'
getting only one or two a day.
There Is sufficient rolling stock as
signed to the mill to enable them to
obtain a constant supply of raw ma
terial from their logging camps, but
as has been said they are unable to
deliver their output "
The local Booih-Kelly mill carries
a payroll of about $30,000 a mouth.
At present almost all of the force la
laid off. There is also a tremendous
overhead expense, much of which con
tinues the same, whether or not the
mill is In operation.
It is said that railroad officials in
charge of distribution of cars in this
district do not know in advance any-,
thing about the number of cars or
their whereabouts until they are
brought into the district which Is
north of Ashland and east of Hunting
ton. They are then taken up and dis
tributed pro rata among the different
The Booth-Kellr niill has taken ad
vantage of the shut-down to make
some repairs and put their mill and
machinery in first-class condition. It
is planned to start operating again on
the 29th of this month, but continued
car shortage may force another shut
down. KEEP SECRET OF MARRIAGE
NEARLY THREE MONTHS
The marriage of Miss Merle Arnold
'to Claire Williams which took place at
Corvallis October 16 has Just become
'known to their friends.
This seems to be one of the ex
ceptions to prove the rule of the age
old saying that women cannot keep a
secret. However, be It said that it
l is not known how the secret leaked
out in this case, or whether the time
had come when it was desired to ac
quaint their friends with the culmi
nation of a romance that began when
Miss Arnold and Mr. Williams were
both attending school at Dexter sev
eral years ago.
Miss Arnold is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Arnold of this city,
and has been employed In the postof
flee for some time. She has a host
of friends who wish her all happiness.
Mr. Williams' home was formerly In
Bend, Ore. He was discharged from
the service last fall on his return
The young couple will remain In
'Springfield for a few months after
which they will make their home on
a farm near La Pine.
PROMINENT LINN FARMER DIES
John J. Swan who came to Leba
non from Nebraska in 1888, died at his
home in Lebanon Saturday at the age
of ii years. At one time he conducted
a hardware store in Lebanon with hla
brother. L. A. Swan, but for many
years past he had lived on a large
farm south of Lebanon, moving Into
Lebanon a few months ago. He leaves
a widow and two daughters, all of
Miss May Lyon of Conning, Calif,
who has been visiting with Mrs. A. B.
Van Valzahf wen,t to jRidgefleld,
Wash., Sunday where she will visit
during the holidays, returning to
Springfield for another visit before
going to her home In Calif,