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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY J, 1920.
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FOR GOOD ROAD
Favor Submitting Tax Levy i
Bond Issue Fails to Carry
at May Election.
The taxpayer' budget meeting at
Eugene Monday voted almost unanl
moutly to adopt the report of tho
special road committee recommeud
Ing a bonding Imu of 12,000,000 for
the count ruction of a ytm of
jnnrkt't roadM nl Lane county.
Tho bonding Issue will bo submit
ted to the people at the prlmarle In
The vote followed a good naturcd
but thorough dlculon on the dif
ferent methods proponed to Uie to
pay for the building of the roadM
Krora the beginning of the meeting
there wa nomine lion a to whether
the county should have good road
and ahould continue building, but the
question wua on the method to be
ued to raise fund to pay for name,
After the vote to adopt the bonding
method, the meeting Imo went on
record a favoring nubin Union of a
special levy program In the event the
Itondlng UHue full to carry. Thl
would be aubmltted at the fall elec
Kffort of O. K. Crowe of Lorane to
have a direct tax plan placed on the
same ballot with the bond Inmuu were
withdrawn after it w bown that
toth menurea might be deftated if
put In that manner.
A. C. Dixon of Eugene put the mo
tion to adopt the recommendation
of the special county committee
which met aeveral week ago. Fol
lowing a compmhentilve tUttcusslon
a to the merits of tho bonding plan
and the direct tax plan, the vote was
II. P. Markuson of Junction City
put the motion to submit the direct
tax levy plan at the fall election In
tho event the bonding imtuo Is de
feated. E. J. Adams, chairman of the spe
cial committee which recommonded
the bonding program, explained the
road Mituatlon of Lane county ddrlng
the morning session, lie said the
county could go on as It has In the
past levying 6 per cent additional
each year and applying such money
a la thus made available to tinker
ing up the road system, lie de
clared that "any man who favors thl
method is aguinst good road, for It
1 manifestly Inadequate to our
need." Continuing he aid: "It can
levy a maximum direct tax of four
and a half mill, or it can Issue bond.
The special road committee, he suld,
bad considered all these methods and
bad recommended a bond Issue.
"Allowing for automobile licenMe.
Mr. Adams pointed out. the 12.000.000
In 26-year bonds will cost the tax
payer (48.48 on each $1000 of as
esed valuation In order to pay off
Interest and principal, or an avoiago
of 11.67 per year. As compared with
.this, a direct levy program of four
and a half mill for six year, plus
amounts available from the regular
levy plus 6 per cent Increase each
year, and raising a total of $1,402,764
-Instead of $2,000,000 us contem
plated by the bond program would
fost a total of $27.17 on each thou
sand dollars of asseHHed valuation.
"In my opinion," he said, "if a spe
cial levy is voted by the people the
money so raised will come within the
iprovltilons of the state luw requiring
-that 70 per cent of all roud funds
shall be turned buck to the districts,
Including Incorporated towns, in
which the money is raised. Thus we
should have only a small portion of
the total amount raised by the special
levy for use on purely county road
There was a good attendance from
all parts of the county present at
the meeting Monday.
Charles L. Scott went to Salem
Wednesday to attend the funeral of
(the Rev. Edward Glttins who died at
bis home in Salem. Rev. Glttins was
the Methodist minister in Springfield
several years ago.
I HOME OF MRS. OLSON
huuulu ours i rsivtn i
While Mr. Emma Olson and family
were at the Methodist church last
Sunday night, her home wa broken
Into and looted. The robber evi
dently did not find much of value
that they wanted to carry away. 60
cent In cash and a few umall article
of Jowelry and keepsake being all
that wa missed.
Tho r0 tents was taken from a
dresser drawer. Clothe and papers
all over the house had been ransacked
and were strewn about. Silverware In
the kitchen wa untouched.
I'pon returning from church Mrs.
Olson noticed at once that the house
had been robbed and went- to neigh
bors for help. Night Policeman llln
son was called but could find no
trace of the culprits.
TWO AUTO ACCIDENTS
NEAR HERE ' LA8T WEEK
On account of a heavy fog last Sat
urday night, two auto drivers were
not able to see the turn In the road
to Thurxton in time to safely turn the
corner and ran Into the ditch.
No one was hurt. The driver of one
car was Bert Weaver and the other
driver Is unknown.
Mrs. Eugene Kesier of Portland
arrived toduy to visit with her hus
band. Dr. K. K.estcr, and other rela
tives here for a few days.
Mrs. C. F. Kgglmann is convalesc
ing from an operation from appendi
citis, and was brought to her home
Happiness Reigns Supreme at
Christian Church Number
of' Gifts Distributed.
(Contributed by a member.)
Found - Christmas eve at the
Christian church, the reatton why Old
Santa is always pictured laughing,
happy and gay. It Is because he 1
ontlnually working, making things
for others to make them happy and
"Others" was our motto and as a
result the following gifts were dis
tributed: A barrel of home canned fruit, a
arge knit shawl, many handkerchiefs,
wool socks and stockings and -some
magazines were Bent to the Old Peo
ples home at Walla Walla, Wash.
A complete set of baby's clothes
wus sent to the babies home In Port
hind. A large box of clothing was sent
to the orphans home In Denver.
Fifty dollars was given by one class
for the support of a native missionary
In Africa, forgone year.
Hetilde these gifts, which are con
servatively valued at $90, a cash of
fering of $21.07 was received which
Is to bo sent to the babies home at
St. Louis, Missouri.
The needy families of our own
town were not forgotten in the distri
bution of gifts. "
TJio Idea of a "White Christmas"
was entirely new to most of us, but
was readily accepted by all with en
thusiasm. The chlldron surprised us
by their earnestness and willingness
to give to others with no thought of
receiving in return. So the usual
Christmas tree with its sparkling
trimmings was not to be seen. Santa
Claus with treats of candy, oranges
aid nuts for the children, did not ap
pear. Instead, a pure, white cross
was set agalnBt a solid background of
green fir boughs, above which hung
our motto, "Others."
The Scripture lesson ' was read by
'Fred Dosserman, from a Dible for the
blind which his friends had presented
to him. A solo, "The Holy City" was
.very effectively rendered by Henry
Schwars. All . lights in the building
were out and the cross was illumi
nated for the first time during the
evening, as he Bang. The little folks
4n their recitations, Holly Berry song
and Christmas stocking song, and the
Juniors in the Star drill and mes
senger dialogue proved that after all.
The News wants
you to have the hap
piest and most pros
perous year of your
life and as a Starter
Ttoishes you a Happy
The' News will post on
its windows the score by
quarters of the great football
game between University of
Oregon and Harvard on New
Years Day. This is a great
event. Watch our windows
for the score.
they are our best entertainers. Two
anthems were sung by the choir and
enjoyed by 1I. The tableaux by the
Intermediate's given while a quartet,
hidden from sight sang "Holy Night,
Silent Night," was beautiful and very
effective. But nothing was as Im
pressive as the last number on our
program. The children, each carry
ing a little gift, marched to the plat
form as the choir sang "White Gifts
ior the King," and placed their gifts
at the foot of the cross. The super
intendent of the school gave a talk.
. Not one of those present will ever
again be willing to return to the old
method of observing Christmas, for
we find we are so much happier when
making others happy.
TIONS PROVE FATAL
As a result of using wood alcohol
"whiskey" to celebrate Christmas
there are 128 dead and 148 blind or
seriously ill. Most of the casualties
are In the eastern and New England
states. Fifty-five of the deaths are
from the period since prohibition
went into effect.
Federal officers and state and city
officials are endeavoring to arrest
those responsible for the manufacture
and distribution of the poisoned
New York's list totaled 62 dead and
100 blind and the combined list from
Hartford, Chlcopee, Holyoke and
Springfield, Mass., were 57 dead.
LOCAL YOUNQ MEN CO
TO PORTLAND SCHOOLS
Four well known young men of
Springfield will soon leave for Port
land when they will attend school.
Bill Hill and Winifred May will
enter the Benkhe-Walker business
college, leaving about the middle of
this month. ' They will take a general
Verdon May and Ivan Male will
leave tomorrow to enter the Adcock
automobile school, taking a course in
All except Male were In the service
during the recent war. They will be
greatly missed In Springfield where
they have had an important part in
social and athletic affairs and in the
activities of the American Legion.
Their many friends wish them tbe
best of success In their new school
MI88 LINDLEY WEDS
ON CHRISTMAS DAY
Coming as a surprise to their many
friends Is the announcement of the
wedding of Miss Flora Lindley of
Springfield to Ernest Funke of Flor
ence. The young couple were mar
ried at the home of the bride's mother
Mrs. N. Lindley at 12 o'clock noon on
Christmas day by Rev. Balrd of the
Eugene Bible university.
The bride was very becomingly ar
rayed in a gown of white, satin and
georgette crepe and wore a beautiful
long, flowing veil wreathed with
orange blossoms. She carried a large
boquet of white American Beauty
roses in her arm.
Miss Luctle Smith acted as brides
maid and Gilbert Watkins of Eugene
was best man.
After the ceremony was performed
the guests enjoyed a delicious dinner.
The afternoon was spent in merry
making after which the young couple
left on a honeymoon trip through
California. They will be at home to
their friends In Florence after the
New Year. Guests at the wedding
were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith and
family of Santa. Clara, Clara and
Ernie Miller of Santa Clara, Mrs. J.
H. Smith of Natron, Mrs. Alma Lan
ders of Idaho and Mrs. D. G. Driscoll
, Fred Hinson recently sold bis 20
acre farm at Upper Camp Creek to
Charley Jack who has been living at
Lower Camp Creek. Mr. Jack Is mov
ing to his new place.
E. E. Morrison spent Tuesday in
Salem on business.
THEIR HEW WORK
Members of Committees Are
Selected Will Start Work
at Once. '
The first meeting of tho board of
directors of the Springfield Chamber
of Commerce met In a. called session
Tuesday night at the city balL Presi
dent M. C. Bressler of the Chamber
presided as chairman of the board.
The following committees were ap
pointed : .
House committee M. C. Bressler,
H. B. Freeland, W. H. Clark.
Finance committee Alex McKin
zie. Won. Long, John Conway.
John E. Edwards was elected sec
retary of the Chamber. ,
Tbe board of directors also con
firmed the selection of tho following
committee members, the chairman of
each committee having been elected
at the meeting of the Chamber at ita
organization meeting a week ago
Trade, commerce and industrial
Welby Stevens, O. B. Kessy, B. A.
Legislation, taxation, highways, fish
and game W. F. Walker, chairman;
L D. Larimer, Henry Adrian. ,
Publicity, conventions, civic, educa
tional and social E. E. Morrison,
chairman; Lawrence May, S.H. Tyler.
Members of the board of directors
are Welby Stevens, W. P. Walker, E.
E. Morrison, John Wlnzenrled, Dr. W.
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO BE
ASKED OF ALL PERSONS
Here are the important questions
that will be asked of all persona In
ihe taking of the census which begins
Age hist birthday.
Each person ten years of age and
over will be asked whether be la able
to read or write.
, Each person will be asked his birth
place as well as tbe birthplace of
father and mother.
If foreign born the date of coming:
to the United States will be asked,
and. If naturalized, the date of becoming-a
citizen; also mother tongue
or native language. ,
Each head of a family will be aaked
whether his home Is owned by him
or rented. If owned, whether the home
is mortgaged or free of debt
Each person will be asked his occu
pation and whether he la en employer
or employee or Is working on his own
The answers to the above questions
give valuable and vital Information to
the government concerning the health.
welfare and progress of the persons
under Its protection.
Twq basketball games at Thurston
last Saturday night resulted In a com
plete victory for Thurston. The
Thurston high school won from the
Springfield high school 17 to 10. In
a fast game between the Thurston
community team and the Springfield
alumni ball tossers,' Thurston scored
25 to the alumni's 19 points.
Return games are to be played on
the local floor Saturday night The
American Legion team will play the
Thurston town team. .
METHODISTS HAVE CHRISTMA8
TREE- DISTRIBUTE GIFTS
A Christmas program and tree were
enjoyed at the Methodist church Wed
nesday evening. A large decorated
tree was one feature of the program.
A program by the Sunday school was
'. Many gifts for the poor and needy
in this vicinity were later distributed.
NOTICE TO A. L MEMBERS
There will be a special meeting of
the American Legion in W. O. W. hall
'Monday evening, January 6 for the
purpose of electing officers to fill
aeveral vacancies. The question of
forming a ladies' auxiliary to the local
post will also be considered. Every
member la requested to be present.
W. P. Tyson, secretary,