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About The Springfield news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1916-2006 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1919)
THUnSDAY, DECEMDEIt it, MS.
TlltJ SPltiMOFIELD NEW
To our many friend, and
ALL HANOSI SHOW A LEOI
SHOUTS "JIMMY LEGS"
"It's great to be a sailor on the land
nd a aoldler on the aea!"
Sergeant E. B. Tierryman of the
United Htatea marine corps recruit
log office 8th and Willamette atreeta,
Eugene, rustled aome crisp, official
looking papera on hla desk and went
n: "I have here a report from the
tranget snip In the world.
"It la located on the dry ahorea of
Parrla Inland, South Carolina, and la
nanned by 'aoldlera of the aea who
re learning to be eailora on dry land.
Ita name la the good ahlp United
fitate Marino Corps Sea-Going Depot.
"The drpJt waa recently estab
lished for the inatructlon of marine
recruit who are to serve at aea. And
it la aome achool.
"Not even the saltiest of tare haa
anything on the marine who flnlahea
Ita rourae. fe la even wlae to the
time-honored Jesta of the aea. He la
taught that there are no such thlnga
aa hammock ladder, green and red
oil for the port and atarboard lights
pr keya to the anchor watch.
"From the time the recruit arrives
at the depot until he leaves for ahlp
hoard In hla trim, blue uniform be
hear nothing but nautical language.
"He sleeps In a hammock awung
In approved navy atyle. In the morn
ing "Jimmy legs" awaggera through
the bnrrucka which la called a "com
partment" yelling, "AaaallH h-a-a-and!
Show a leg! lilt th deck!"
"The marine never snys 'Shut up.'
but alwaya. 'pipe down.' Hla meal
,nr cooked In a 'galley,' not a kitchen.
One end of the barracks la 'forrard'
and the other 'aft.' one aide 'port' and
the other 'atarhonrd.' Kitchen police
are 'Jacks o the dust', and the com
pany clerk la a 'yoeman.' He gneH
'ashore' when he leaves the barracks,
and when he la too III for duty he la
'on the binnacle list.' When he goes
before the rnmmnndlng officer, he
aoya he la going 'to the maHt.'
"His Instructors tench him to knot
and apllce and to row and aall small
boata. He Icarna how to handle the
five-inch guna and anti-aircraft bat
terk'S at aea. He must also qualify
aa a signalman.
"And all thla after he baa been
thoroughly trained In matters purely
military. So, you aee, 'Soldlera and
Sailors, too,' la no mere recruiting
The marine corpa are now recruit
ing especially for aea-golng marines.
IMPORTANT CENSUS QUESTIONS
TO BE ASKED OF FARMERS
Each occupant of a farm will be
aaked bow many years, if any, he
worked on a farm for wagea; bow
many yeara. If any, he waa a tenant;
and how many yeara. If any, be
farmed aa an owned.
Whether be (a) owns, or (b) rents,
or (c) partly owna and partly rents
hla farm, or whether (d) he operates
the farm for othera aa a manager or
How many acrea in hla farm? Num
ber of Improved acrea? Number of
unimproved acrea and number of
acrea of woodland?
Total value of farm? Total value of
buildings? Value of Implements and
machinery on farm?
Whether farm la mortgaged? If ao,
the amount of mortgage?
Kxpensea for feed, fertilizer, and
lebor In tho year 1919?
Several' queatfona concerning arti
ficial drainage of hla farm.
Number of cows, horse, sheep,
chickens, and other domestic. animal
on (he farm January 1. 1920?
Quuntity and acreage of all crops
grown on the farm In 1919, Including
fruits and vegetablea?
Qunntlty of milk and butter aold off
the farm during the year 1919?
Acreage of timber land on farm and
value of forent products.
Correct answers to the above quea
tlons are of the utmost Importance.
The United States department of agrl
culture aaHlsted the census bureau In
preparing the questions on tho agrl
culture schedule and appeala to farm
era everywhere to loeep farm records
for census purpose.
8TATE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
Final arrangements for the State
Teachers' association, which la to
'meet In Portland December 29. 80 and
31, have been made by President A.
C. Hampton and the complete pro
gram for the three days' session baa
been prepared. H. B. Wilson, city
superintendent of Berkeley, Calffor
nla, will apeak before the general as
aembly on Making Education Slgnlfl
rant, and Americanization of Edtrca
tion. Dr. F. G. Bonser, of Columbia
University, New York, will address
the assembly on Socializing the Pub
lic School Curricula, and Relating
School Work to Life Activates in
Country Schools. Both speakers will
alno appear before several of the' de
partments. Of special Interest to county school
auperlntendenta, rural teachers, and
club workers, will be tbe addresses of
Prof. O. J. Kern, who made a na
tional reputation In rural achool work
as county superintendent of Wtnne
hago count r. Illinois, and who now
boldi a professorship in the Univers
ity of California.
- Great in tarn t la belnr shown by
teachers In all parta of Oregon, and
U la estimated that not leaa than
3000 teachers will be In attendance at
the aeealona. -
The honor of atartlng the logan
berry In the Willamette valley may
rightfully be awarded to Alex M. La
Follett, Marion county'a veteran sen-
ator, successful fanner and orchard
1st The first loganberry plant In
the Willamette valley were planted
on bla farm, and tbey came directly
from the farm of Judge Logan, the
originator, at Santa Crux, Calif.
Mr. LaFcllett relates that while Dr.
Richardson, a former Salem phyal-
clan, waa visiting at Santa Cruz,
Judge Logan gave blm a number of
loganberry planta. When Richardson
returned to Salem be gave them to
Mr. La Follett and aaked him to plant
them. Mr. LaFollett planted the lo
ganberries on bla Miaalon Bottom
farm and In due time they began to
produce amazing yields of the new
ruit. That waa 22 years ago and Mr.
IaFollett has been growing logan
berries ever alnce.
The following spring new plants
were aet out and the plants have been
yielding heavily every season for 20
yeara. One crop a few years ago av
eraged 13,200 pounds to the acre, the
record yield up to thla time. The
yield last aummer waa nearly four
tons to the acre. Cottage Grove
A CHANCE FOR THE YOUNG MAN
Have you a boy who wanta to be a
railroad president? If ao. here's bla
Sixty railroad scholarships a year
will be awarded by the Southern Pa
cific according to a plan announced by
the railroad today. Appointments will
be made by division auperlntendenta
and the heads of the various depart
ments of the railroad, who are charged
with the responsibility of not alone
securing appolntmenteea but watching
their progreaa carefully, and placing
them upon graduation. Bualnesa men
in the various towns along the lines
of the Southern Pacific will be aaked
to recommend young men between the
ages of 18 and 23 who will be aent to
the agency achool In San Francisco
and there prepared for positions in
the freight and paaaenger departments
and the general officea. They will be
paid a nominal aum while being in
structed. Superintendent of Telegraph E. L.
King who haa general charge of the
scholarships, calls attention to the
fact that most of the railroad presi
dents of today began In positions such
as the students will qualify for. J. J.
Miller of San Francisco will be the
Carelessness with the hands and
teeth causes more deaths In America
very year than carelessness with
motor vehicles, aaya the United
States public health service. Keep
the banda clean, free from germs,
luway from the mouth and visit the
Have you read the want ada.
n Guess who I juar aw I j ot rack. & ? Jfe "r
-PK.l. WOOO 0 Jot STONE I ( Tilt) THEY SPEAK? HT-
We extend to you our best
wishes for a Merry Xmas
and Prosperous New Year
M. C. Bressler Son
LOGANBERRIES SLIGHTLY HURT
C. E. 8tewart. county fruit Inspec
tor reporta that there waa aome dam
age to loganberry vines above the
snow line, but below tbe snow the
vines seem to be all right. He also
aaya there is some damage to rasp
It la yet too early to determine
whether peach trees have been In
lured. Many fruit growers feel that the
cold snap came at a fortunate time
tor the orchards, because the trees
are aa nearly dormant now as they
will be during the winter. C. I. Lewis,
a former horticultural Instructor at
O. A. C, advisee fruit growers to
watch their trees closely, however,
and if the bark begins to split open,
to tack It down with large-headed
tacks. He says that thousands of
trees were saved by thla method five
years ago when severe weather was
Rabbits have done some damage to
fruit treea in aome localities. They
were cut off from their usual food
supply and have been nibbling at tbe
trunks of fruit trees.
OIL THE COMING FUEL.
The coal strike has served to
bring home .forcibly to the gen
eral consumer the immediate
possibilities of oil as a fuel sub
stitute for coal.
It is known that manufactur
ing plants, department stores,
owners of apartment houses,
and even private homes are now
investigating eagerly the cost
and advantage of using oil as a
fuel in place of coal.
The fleets of the world, and
particularly our own, have
spectacularly blazed the way
that has led to a now almost
universal understanding of the
possibilities of oil as a fuel.
American railways are rapid
ly turning to oil. Likewise the
largest manufacturers. The
steel mills are equipping .for gas
and oil as fueL
There is practically no' labor
cost with an oil-burning sj'stem
properly Installed for the reason
I iSoin by
WORLD CORN Kim;
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Thla farmer baa won world corn
honor His name la Louis M.
Scott and he live at Fairmont.
Minn., on the southern edge of
the North Star 8 tale Mr 8cott'a
corn, which waa of the white dent
variety, took tbe grand prize at
tbe recent International Stock
and Grain Show at Chlcaro
that nearly all labor is done
away with. Together with the
saving incurred by the non
handling of ashes, and the fact
that a larger quantity of fuel
may be stored in the same space
brings the total amount saved
to a considerable amount In a
These facts simply emphasize
the necessity of a national pol
icy encouraging to increased
development of the oil industry
so it may meet the rapidly
A recent shipment of hogs to
Portland from the Grange Coopera
tive shipping association brought tbe
shippers 15 cents per hundred. The
lambs brought $12.V a hundred and
yearling sheep sold for 10 cents a
You may be in need of some type
writer supplies The News has a good
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