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About The Springfield news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1916-2006 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1920)
TllUltHbAY. JAN'UAUY i, i620.
THE SPIIIN0F1EM) NEWS
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doubln cui'Ut Ity. hctiIc boulrvurd.
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A a Um upmm &mme railwtjra.
Ask Any Doughboy Who
Was ''Over There"
and he will toll you that American railroads are
the best in the world.
He saw the foreign roads in England and
France, the hest in Europe and in other Con
tinental countries and he knows.
The part railroads have played in the develop
ment of the United States is beyond measure.
American railroads have achieved high stand
ards of public service by far-sighted and courage
ous investment of capital, and by the constant
striving of managers and men for rewards for work
We have the best railroads in the world we
must continue to have the best.
Hut they must grow.
To the .U.OOO.OOU.OOO now invested in our
railroads, there will have to be added in the next
few years, to keep pace witli the nation's business,
billions more for udditionul tracks, stations and
terminals, cars and engines, electric power houses
and trains, automatic signals, safety devices, the
elimination of grade crossings and for recon
struction and engineering economies that will re
duce the cost of transportation.
To attract to the railroads in the future the in
vestment funds of many thrifty citizens, the direct
ing genius of the most capable builders and man
agers, and the skill and loyalty of the best work
men in competition with other industries bid
ding for capital, managers and men the railroad
industry must hold out fair rewards to capital, to
managers and to the men.
American railroads will continue to set world
standards and adequately serve the Nation's needs
if they continue to be built and operated on the
American principle of rewards for work well done.
dhity adwlisenient a published by the
fo6ociatioti of diaikvay xecutLl&L
Thai driiriuf information ronctrninf tht railroad t'iu
(i0it may otai'n Uttraturt by vritinf to Th Atiocia
(inn of Railway FMru(i. tl Broadvay. Nu York.
ANOTHER FREAK BILL.
To amend the constitution of
Oregon by fixing a minimum
wage Is the latest attempt to
use the wide-open system of
popular amendment by initia
The wago proposed as a mini
mum in $4 a day for eight hours
for boys and men, and $20 a
week of 48 hours for girls and
Ah a bid for support by farm
cth and hoiiHewlves, farm labor
and domestic help are exempted
Fine and imprisonment are
Imposed upon employers who
pay less than the minimum.
fcach day's employment at
less than the minimum is made
a separate offense.
Justice courts are given equal
Jurisdiction with district and
circuit courts In enforcing this
capacity of plant
Murshfleld Port of Coon bay to
lnnu- 2&0,000 more bonds for harbor
riarm are made to extend the power
line of the California-Oregon power
t'ornpany eaxt from Merrll to Malln.
Kuxene to got creamery plant of
Hood Klver acgulrcR xlto and will
build city hall.
Salem Steam and operating engl
!! rx demand eight hour day on high
way. State Chamber of Commerce will
dixniKii Mate hydroelectric develop
ment. Maker White Pine Lumber company
charges railroad discrimination on Its
Phflomnth Farmers Telephone com
pany wants authority to ralne rates.
Montgomery. Ward & Co. to build
five million dollar distributing mall
order plant at Portland to employ
Plants are being built In several
parts of the state to manufacture
stock food from Hawaiian ' molasses,
2.'.000 tons to be Imported.
Marsbfleld Two hundred feet of
frontage on Broadway bought for
is a happy New Year for you and
ONLY A LITTLE BURG
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would have made contented the young
folks of yesteryear.
The girl or boy of today who hasn't
an automobile in the family feels that
Providence has been very unkind to
him. In days not so very long ago
the two-horse rig that could be driven
with one hand was thought quite suf
ficient for a Sunday afternoon's plea
sure. We didn't get quite bo far along
on the road but the time didn't drag
Hi our hands and the road seemed
hhort enough. Besides, there wns only
room enough for two, usually.
When those now In middle age
were young there were no moving
picture theaters and unless they
moved out of the "little burg" they
hud no chance to see n good show,
but looking back through v the years
the little family parties and taffy
pulls, almost never heard of now,
seem to have been far from unpleas
ant affairs and to have possessed
plcuxant features which the movies
Wo didn't ulwuys have city water
and electric lights and all the mod-
-ern conveniences that we have today.
but somehow or other we didn't care
if the lights were not as bright as
these of today. There was a mellow
ness about a shaded, law-burning oh
lamp that electric lights will never
We got along pretty well with all
our handicaps and there was far more
sociability when there were fewer
places to go than there is now when
even we staid old folks who were
raised under the more prosaic condi
tions of a couple or three decades ago
have been partially carried away by
the growing craze for amusement, to
be entertained, to be doing some
thing and to be going somewhere.
Only a "little burg!"
You can't turn around without folks
talking about you and Baying that you
are going to the demnltion bow-wows!
That isn't likely to be said about
you unless there is a reason, and your
own complaint is the strongest argu
ment why you shoulnn't go where the
ways are greased for you and no one
o care enough about where you go
to even talk about you.
Only a "little burg!"
You're attracted to the big city like
a miller to a street light. You won't
be satisfied till you get your wings
Don't you know that life is one con
tinuous struggle for the things you do
not have and that you never will rise
o high or get into a city so large
that there is an end to this ceaseless
striving for something which you do
Only a "little burg!"
There's nothing doing there! No-
vwhere to go! No chance to make any
thing of yourself!
Ah, Impetuous youth, you nnuU be
Tight, but presidents, and governors,
and senators, and congressmen, and
artists, and great editors, and men of
letters, hare grown up in the "little
burg" you despise, while hundreds of
thousands who got tired of battering
their wmgs against the confines of
the "little burg" have found the en
chantment of the big ctiy only a sham
when the veil was lifted; hundreds of
thousands have gone to the big cities
to muke their everlasting fame and
fortune and have lived to see those
ihey disdainfully left behind grad
ually outdistancing them in the race.
Only a "little burg!"
. You can't become anybody there!
Hundreds of thousands of others
have. Isn't It rather up to you?
Only a "little burg!"
What are you doing to make it a
better place in which to live? What
would you do to help the big city of
which you would demand so much?
The "little burg" or the big city
is what the people who live there
make it and you are one of those.
WHAT YOU'LL SEE IN
"CANNIBALS OF SOUTH SEAS"
The most savage people on earth,
under native conditions, glimpses of
their daily life and a complete pic
ture of their cannibal customs.
The land where Jack London found
the material for his most absorbing
stories of adventure and where Rob
ert Louis Stevenson found the back
ground for his most weird tales.
Savages who never before saw a
white man, who never before knew
of firearms; who might easily have
been the inhabitants of a distant
An expedition of two adventurous
people who ignored the warnings of
daring travelers and of governments,
and visited the jungle-lands of the
world's wildest islands.
Women who have never worn
clothes and who prove that both
clothes and vulgarity are the products
of a prudish civilization.
The brutal chieftain of a murderous
tribe, aroused to fury, facing the
camera a close-up of the cruelest
face you ever hope to see.
Bell theater Wednesday, January 7.
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