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THt'UsrUY, JANUARY 1. 102(1.
TI1R SWUNC,FIKU NKWrf
THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
Published Every Thursday tU Spi lUgfiolJ. Luue County. Orvgou by
TYLER A FRCELANO
Samuel H Tyler H. B Freelimd
Entered tt the Postofflce at Springfield. Oregon, Second elate Matter,
F'.ruary 24. 1903. ,
One Year 00 Three Months
6U Month $103 Single Copy
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Happy New Year!
Make if happy all the year.
And prosperous, too.
Start the new year right by
saving every week.
The other day we heart! of a
man investing a thousand dol
lars in an industrial plant lo
cated in a large city several
hundred miles away. The in
vestment probably is as safe as
could be made along industrial
lines. Pividends are reasonably
sure, and the money was the
man's own. to do with as he
That same man. a few weeks
past, was asked to take stock
in a local company, one as yet
existing only in the minds of its
originators. Some day it will be
a fact. When that is so. the
town will benefit. It will create
a groat er demand for food
grown near this city. It will in
crease business of local mer
chants, skilled and unskilled la
bor, because it will add to the
town's population and to its
buying power. The chances are
good that it will pay dividends.
experienced business men.
thoughtful local financiers, the
new company project appeared
even bit as nrnmisinsr as the
outside corporation investment.
Put not so to this particular
t'an. He sent his dollars awav.
TTe earned his dollars here. He
sived them here. But he
chooes tr send them away to
do their b't toward boosting the
rrowrh of the bier city rather
th" the small home town.
fhat is oro rppon the 'main
roicen Viv the last census re-
vmlr'l cpr-'i nil plarni'l1" hnP
t'lPfv hc frowth. nomination
wealth of towns and small
ri'c t is one of the reasons
v bv he largest chips erew so
vrn.-dlv mi the .decade. The
"Misn? of 1f):?A is expected to
'' c?it1f c;fnt!stics.
The ohvinnc. thin? to do with
' "iin'.dnvnpii flnPrs is to mvest
ni :v .riio 'ndustries. If one
haro the serMiritv o'
i -mwI- hi"- tmvn. ountv and
hi"h"nv bonds. The average
small community markets its
bonds in the large city and pays
the discount, while at the same
time it sends its savings to the
same city and pays a commis
sion upon its investments.
T.y keeping dollars at home,
working, you help build up the
home community. That is build
ing to your business. It is in
creasing the value of your land.
It will in time make it possible
for you and your children to
enjoy privileges and conven
iences now only to be found in
I'efore you refuse to put your
savings into some local indus
try, creamery, mill, factory,
canning plant,, condensery or
dehydrating plant, bear those
things in mind.
Always, remember this: many
a small town industry is a bet
ter investment (financially)
than the average large city con
cern. o - -SMALL
In spite of the damage done
by the recent cold snap to some
berry vines that had been put
up on the trellises, increased
acreage is going in rapidly.
All berry vines and cones left
down will make more roots and
plants than ever from the soil
enriched bv the heavy snow
falls. Tips and plants will be multi
plied and will be more valuable
as a part of the crop and all
growers should prepare to save
As an example of what can
be done two boys in western
Oregon have taken up and sold
at $3 per thousand L'SO.uno
They have done this during
t lie month just before the storm
and what is more important
they took the plants from a ten
That is $00 an acre for plants,
and before spring there will be
as many more rooted and ready
to take up for new plantations.
Another field of three acres
yielded loO.OOu plants or $Kf
an acre as, a mere by-product of
the small fruit industry.
There is going to be the
greatest possible demand for
A good year! A very good
year and you helped us make
it bo! We thank you, and ex
tend to you and yours the com
pliments of the season.
First National Bank
small fruits and for new plants
to extend acreage and all should
help supply them.
And when the plants from the
increased acreage begins yield
ing there will be need of more
antl better markets here. The
canneries and near-by markets
use u great deal but there is a
demand for a closer and larger
A dehydrating plant is the
thing that is needed here.
DO COOD ROADS PAY?
The average cost of hauling
on country roads in the I'nitcd
States has been estimated at
about LT cents per ton mile.
This cost varied in the estimate
for different types of road, as
On san-iy roads, when dry, til
cents ton mile; on sandy roads
when wet. 3J.t" cents per ton
mile; on earth roads with ruts
and mud. 3! cents; on broken
stone road in ordinary condi
tion, ll.'.t cents; on broken
stone road, dry and in good or
der. S cents.
In 1 !t Mi the interstate com
merce commission estimated
that L'ti."."oo.iino tons wen
passing annually over country
roads. On this basis. Paul Vogt.
a rural soi -iolonist. has found
that a sauim oi - : cents pet
ton mile in cost of hauling
i would save the farmers of the
Country Soihmmmmh mi a year. j
Road buildim; is pensiv e. I
even with improving conditions
in its management . I'.m the
state of Indiana, it i lVun.1. has
experienced an in !:.--. i value
of land throurh road improve
ment of I per a re in t lie
'.improved di.-t riets. Add to this
the increased price received for
.perishable (lops 1 1 : i k'y hauled.,
Consider also tp. tot merly :
from hatila po-i . d until,
roads admitted i! movement of1
the uoods. And dc mit inrimi to i
consider how road improvement '
widens l;e prod"' ",' market-1
ing area. i
Then ( (iiisid'T i lie improved
roa,d from ann'lnr a.-pect than;
the financial one. !low many
Children are getting a longer
school year, in a I. iter, consoli
dated school. heetUM. eo;il. ale
making the ; o n,d Pi v est n em of
better road.-.' !l"v many lives
are saved bc-anse medical aid
may be Iii-ohm'ii when- i' could
not go before? Y!tc i iregon
REMEDY THE GOLDEN
We hear much talk these days
about the middle-man. lie is
blamed for a larue part of the
present high cost of living.
The public utility industry
employs no iiiidl"-man. Public
utility service is sold direct from
producer to consumer. i
This may be the reason that
utility companies have been
able to survive on hut slightly
increased rates during the past
few years of skyrocketing
prices and wages. I
Put the best utility manage-'
nient has reached the limti. It
can't live on sawdust, any more!
than the farmers horse. I
The public must recognize
the facts and allow an adequate!
income to these great public,
The problem is not compli
cated and the remedy is simple, j
The public must be willing to
pay for service rendered and
not demand something for,
A slight, application of thej
(iolden Rule is all that is neces
sary. - .Manufar l urer.
In fact, not only a slight ap
plication of the (Iolden Rule,
but a real earnest application
of the (Jolden Rule would go far
towards solving all the other
perplexing problems of the pres
ent day. It would help to solve
the difficulties between capital i
and labor, between producerl
and consumer and all industrial!
situations. It could even be ap-j
plied to politics and national
and International alia its, in
which places it has long been
neglected, even considered as
being an old and out of date
Now is a good time to give
the (Jolden Rule a chance by I
prac ticing it in the individual I
A .j j-gjjjCT
of the New Year
SPRINGFIELD MILL AND
life which is an important unit
ami factor in the national life,
A Mount Angel farmer re
cently marketed his crop of
hops from seven acres, from
whic h he averaged $:?no an acre,
of course this is extra good for
hops, but compare it with the
result of an upper Willamette
liver valley farmer who received
$l-'oo from two acres of straw
berries, or $iMi for each acre.
And the strawberry farmer had
tar less expense for growing
ami harvesting his crop than did
the hop raiser. This was also
from first year strawberry
plants which will yield heavier
the succeeding years, both in
berries and plants.
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FORMER MOVIE MEN
VISIT IN SPRINGFIELD
VV Putter and Leo A. Potter were
In Spi liiKfl' I'l Iiini week on Incline
mill lenewliiK old in Uiill)liiii eH They
lived here until aliout fle e;i l hk:
The Potter hrolherx limit ami ope
ruled the Hell thealei for xeveral
year. Liter elllnK out. iiiul are now
eiiKHReil In IhI rlhilt I It k 1 1 1 i 1 1 ) K !''
IlireM tliroUKhollt llie liorthwext, hav
ing ihelr headiUar(eri U) Seattle
J II Peahody. who lx now opeoil'tiR
he Hell ! lu-Mter, secured from the
Potter lirolheri one of the lieM pic
fiiien now dhowlng In the west. "The
Kyen of Youth" whlth will inn her"
two dayH, Keliriinry Ti unil ! Tlni
plrlure run two week III Seattle and
hiiM been hooked for a Kood run In
Portland at one of the Miki-hI play
Iioum-m. In HpeuklliK of the picture VV.
Poller Maid that Mr. Peahodv l.t lo lie
ronKratlllltted ell heliiK utile to xhow
Oil film pluy, and that in- remiii
niendiwl the picture to ull hln former
I am opening a second hand furniture department in
conjunction with my new furniture department and will be
able to save you money in that line.
Trade in your old furniture for new.
I have everything in new and second hand furniture,
stoves and phonographs.
BERRX PIANO AND
',n m mw rv
are for all a happy New Year