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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1920.
Plants Desire to Know Acreage
Farmers Will Plant to
That It Is nihhllili fur Springfield
III M ' II I II lUlllH'iy lllll HCUHOII WIIH
llic i.l.lli 111' til 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 lc. Mayor K. I1'.
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ii ii nci v i m (phi ii I imi i
iiinliiiinli ii I ion Willi
wl'h ii Ii u In Icaililiig Ihc Hltiinttrll
lii'iiv fine nf llic companies operate
ii lnn;c cannery In 11 m-niby city unit
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brim. Ii hi llic. iit An advantage i
i l.i ;iii.i Tin ihclr c fahli -him-til Ih llic!
I. ii t M..i! in inc in. u lull. I V Mini c(lll !
liiciil i i. ulil cal! l.c moc. lu re uml;
llic .,uil i I. ii Id in a i hint 1 1 in j
All Mini the i ompany wants Ih Mi.'
ii"e malice nl Miffl. lent in reage I"'
umlaut itaillin' a I'l.itit h"ic A mini
her nf leal liiihini'i-N iiicn ami farm
i'f. ilc line tl.nl Mi. v li' llcvc the
llcic.,al,V II' c;i-c of hi llic. Illl'l flllll
.an he a i.urc.l i. y mi i an tec the
hnililmi: uf a pl.it. I in Springfield thN
1'arincin nf llim ci Hull lire being
lllgcil In cimM'ler planting limle
del i ich ami i. tlier Mnall fimt ami
c'i-talilfn that llic c.niieiy will use,'
ami tn make known their Intention
In the v. lit it laiim iy locale licre
It will mean a nun Ii lictter market
for llic growers ami mot" cmploy
mcnl for the people of llic city.
STATE BUILDING TROUT j
HATCHERY AT OAKRIDGE
N F. Ma. duff,
Can. aile national
N'aylor, clerk of
supervisor of the
fount anil W. v
Ihc forest reserve
off III' at Kugelie, were In Springfield
latt Saturday, returning from ii weeks
stay at (iukridge where lliey had
been looking after forestry Interests.
Mr Macduff reports that there are
niiiiiv fine trails of limber In that
district ami thai there ale good pros
pcctM for new sawmills lie also r-
ports that the road are fairly good
to (lakri.lge but between Lowell and
Unserve Ih.y arc rather rough and
Mr Macduff says that the slate has
Hutted mull on the new 1 1 1 hi t hatch
cry lo be built at (lakridge and ui"
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the banks of Salino.i river in order
to Have land tor binldiiii; sites of th"
'l hint at the mouth of the river. Tim
slate expect' lo hatch aliout ii.nno.dn i
trout at thH plant in IIC'ii.
I roperi jes manarer by Hie Iiyllesbv
LEON R. MELVIN PASSES . ...ganlanon." said Mr! Prewer. "Dur
AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY iK the past tow years something like
12 mill iiconic served bv these com
l.eon It Mclvin. nmd "7 years, two
months and seven days, dud at i
o'clock Wednesday morning at Ihm
home about two miles mirth .1
Springfield licalh vas caused bv
I n 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i . i follow mc ii. Hin t. a lie
h aves u wife and I wo children, Lila.
aged II ami .Ituimlc. aed Ii years, an I
i. ... .. i . . . II. .. ; .. 1 1 1 1 ....I..
" " ,","v : opportunity to invest as outsiders.
Mr. Mclvin ami ramily came here ,,,. company Is in good shape In ev
about two years uno from lown. ,., v wllVi )ts busitiens Is growing rap-
Funeral arraiikcmciiis will not be Idly uml we arc ahlu to offer u Bound
inside unill his parents arrive from Investment paying n regular und sat
lllinols. The body is now at I lie isfactory rale of return."
'Walker umlerlakiim parlors. ,
There are u number of ex
service men in this slate w'th
out employment. You are asked
to semi inquiries for help on
your luini to the Springfield
American Legion I'ost, No. 40,
through The Springfield News.
Or you may phone 2. Specify
particularly what you want men
to do in order that your needs
may be wisely filled.
MARINE BAND MAY
COME TO SPRINGFIELD
Sgt. lien yniiiii, Marine recruiting
officer ut Eugene, linn received In
formation from hcuiiiiurtcr nf
Washington (hut Hie t'. S. Murine
liatnl of Ml pic cm will lie In Kugen
Match 20th ami 2lt ami will rive
si program of imivlng picture hint a
He In endeavoring to make ar
luliKmciits with the management (if
the liatnl In bring II to Springfield
for ii free corner! Sunday uftcrnoon,
MiirHi 21. This haml h one of the
flneii In ihc I'nlicil SluteH uml Im
making ii 'our of the country to
stimulate int. !ct in the rcfttiltltig
campaign of the Marines The haml
wiiw tralncil uniler the leadership of
John I'liillp Sousn.
INVITE PUBLIC TO
Mt. States Power Company to
Inaugurate Profit Shar
The puhlic W.ll lie invile.l til be
i nine prnlit sharing investors in the
Mouiilaiii Slates Power cotiipany. in'
cording In a new policy announced by
General Manager i'. M iircw.-r. in
doing tin Ih" company tielinvcM tli.il
It has foiiml something that will bring
M H cuit.ilneiM ami Itself in closer
tomb In the advantage of all con
cerned (iml will provide a soliil. good
paying investment for citizens.
Ill order Id make the exlclisioi'8
uml lln roVeineniH called for by d"
" f,,r "'Minimal scrviic it is
","'SHarv U,T """i111" "
new cupllal from time to time. In
the past this money Iiiik been brought
Ii'oin outside uml necessarily the In
lerest pa1. 1 on it has gone elsewhere.
Now it Is proposed to give residents
the oppot tunily to be financially in
terested In tho enterprise and lo
Miare In the earnings
In order to interest the largest pos
slide number of people the sccurltliB
to be I -.sued be obtainable not
only for cash but also through a lib-
ral I",r,ial l.vt"etit plan, on which
interest is paid to Investors Ktarttn
"with the first payment.
The security which the company
will make available lo the public will
; be a ten year coupon note, paying a
substantial rate of return and carry-
'"k ii in.1 privilege oi exenang-
Ing the poles for tho preferred and
common slock of the company at the
option of the holder.
"Although this Is something now
for us ii is an innovation which ha
nlica.lv proved successful at othr
panics have become financial part
ners as well, and I believe that tins
first case of dissatisfaction with the
investment is yet to be reported.
"An long as we have lo make ex
tensions ami improvement we hnve
to secure new capital mid our home
people might Just as well have the
R. D. NEFF PASSES AWAY
Word was received In this city last
Sunday of the death of Mrs. It. I).
Neff, wile of Hick Neff, formerly or
Cobuig. now living In St. Helens. Ore
gon. Mrs. Neff passed away Wednes
day, Fcbruury 4, ut her home in that
city. Complications following the f hi
was the cause of her death. Hesidos
her husband Mrs. Neff is survived by
a :? year-old son and her parents, Mr.
ami Mrs. Lynch ami three sisters and
i one brother who now live in St
MT. LASSEN IN ERUPTION
1 Hedding, ('nl., Feb. Huge col
" limns of smoke, arose from Mt. LasBcn
Monday. It la reported that the erup
tions Monday were larger than any
of the pnst threu years,
Pacific Coast State Farmers
Would Sustain Great Loss
If Price is Dropped.
Washington, Fob. 10 A flood of
telegrams from farm, millers and
banker in every section of the north
went began pouring Into congress to
tay, protesting against the Oronna
bill which would repeal the govern
ment wheat guarantee.
In a letter to Senator Charle Mc
Nary of Oregon, JiiIIuh H. Harnea,
prenident of the t'oltwl State Oraln
"There are Home phasex if this
proposed C.rormu. bill which are nl-
tnoHt appulllng. and particularly oh It
nppllcH to thej'aclfie coast.
"You will recall that the govern
ment guarantee basis of $2 20 on the
Pacific coast wan an effort to make
the value of wheat on the coast Just
iin near the fhlcago basis ns posHlble.
and wan only Justified by the proniiKM
fif the shipping board to five u new
tonnage to take wheat ami flour from
Pacific port to Mm Atlantic at a
".Vow let iih nee what the termina
tion of the authority might do to the
Pacific coast. At once we ill scon
t tun- paying $2 20 for wheat and dls
continue paying $10 for flour. Annum-
lug that operation outside of the grain
corporation entirely could still con
tinue to pay $2.20 for Chicago wheat.
It costs T.9 centH n bushel to ship
from the Pacific coast by mil to Chi
cago. If that Ik the only outlet then
for Pacific Const. It value would
dror $2 20 to $1.87. It costs approxi
mately $1 f.O n barrel to ship by rail
flour from the Pacific coast to New
York City, and the Atlantic seaboard
That character of flour Is now Belling
in New York at $10 Gfi; so that the
value of floir on the Pacific coast
would drop at least $1 per barrel."
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MEETS FRIDAY NIGHT
There will lie an important meeting
of th Chamber of Commerce Friday
night, Feb. 13. at 7:30 in Stevens bail.
A lunch is to be served. There are !
a number of important matters to
come before the meeting and a full
attendance of the membership is de
sired. A committee from the Civic Im
provement league is expected to meet
with the chamber to discuss affilia
tion of that body with the Chamber of
WILSON FUNERAL HELD MONDAY
Frank H. Vilson, aged 64 years,
passed away at the family residence
at Ninth and L street at 3:30 Satur
day afternoon after a lingering illness
of about a year and a half.
Funeral services were held from the
Walker chapel Monday morning at 10
o'clock, Ilev. Stratsford of Creswell
conducting the services. Interment
was in the Cloverdale cemetery near
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife
and seven children, as follows: R. D.
Wilson. L. F. Wilson. Mrs. It. A. Bates
Roberta Wilson of Springfield. Mrs
I. M. Smith. Mrs. Wyatt Skeels of
Portland, and Mrs. C. W. Kirk of
Leon ii. All were present at the time
MASS MEETING OF WOMEN
Miss Elizabeth Fox, dean of women
of the University of Oregon, will con
duit a mass meeting in the interests
of the Young' Women's Christian As
sociation in the Christian church In
this city Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock. Every woman and girl who
is interested in this work is expected
to be present.
SALVATION ARMY LOOK
ING AFTER LOCAL NEEDS
An officer of the Salvation Army
was in Springfield yesterday confer
Ing with the American Legion and
others in regard to pofibilities of
establishing some sort of club rooms
and a meeting place for the youn,?
people of this city.
They are anxious to cooperate with
the American Legion, the Loyal
Legion nnd the citv or nnv other or
gnnizatlons in order that suitable
oviarters may be established for use
ns rending and game rooms and a
UNION MEETING SUNDAY NIGHT
There will be a union meeting ff
the young people of the city Sunday
night, to be held In the Methodist
church at 6:30. About twelve student
volunteers who attended (he Student
Volunteer Conference recently In Pes
Moines will be presnt to take part in
TIME TO SPRAY FOR
THE SAN JOSE SCALE
William Steele, deputy county fruit
fnapwetof, wan In Springfield thin
week looking after fmlt intcresta of
thin section and urging that the, grow
er attend to the spraying of their
trees. He point out that this ia the
beat time of the year to spray the
tre.es for Ran Jose scale and for moss.
Mr. Steele Raid the county ia mak
ing a greater effort thin year than
ever before to clean up the orchards
and stamp out all tree diseases, that
the farmer may grow a better grade
At a meeting of the Eugene Fruit
Growers association held In Kupcne
last Saturday there were 500 fruit
growers of the county present.
Both Political Parties Are Rep
resented in List of Judges
The list of Judges and clerks
ferve in Lane county ut the May
priiuarles has been selected by Coun -
ty Clerk It. S. Ilryson. The first name
on each list is the appointed Judge
and chairman and the second name
is a Judge, the next three being the
The law requires that both political
parties be represented at the polls,
hence the letter "R" after a name
indicates a Republican, and the letter
"D" Indicates a Democrat. In case
there are any vacancies in the list be
fore the election, they will be filled.
The designation of one polling place
for each precinct must also be made
ten days before the election. The polls
In each precinct must be open and the
board organized by 8 o'clock on the
morning of the election.
Following is the list of judges and
clerks for Springfield and vicinity:
Springfield No. 1, First Board Al
berta Walker, R.; Elsie C. Stewart,
D. ; Hazel A. Stewart, D.; George
Ditto, R.; Carl Fisher, R., all of
Springfield No. 1, Second Board
.Reuben W. Smith, R.; John S. Loran.
D. ; Hannah Hill, R. ; Vina McLean,
D. ; Grace E. Male, R., all cf Spring
field. Springfield No. 2, First Board C.
M. Dority, R.; George A. Dorris, D. ;
Hattle Myers, R.; L. K. Page, R.; C,
E. Colcord, D.; all of Springfield.
Springfield, No. 2, Second Board
Elizabeth C. rage, R. ; Harry Shea,
D.; Hattie Myers, R.; Myra A. Hutch
inson, R.; C. R. Colcord. D., all of
Springfield No. 3. First Board R.
L. Drury. R.; Adda M. Peery, D.;
Lee W. Clark. R.; John E. Edwards,
D. ; Ethel C. Bally, R.; all of Spring
Held. Springfield No. 3, Second Board
M. YV. Weber. R.; M. V. Endieott, D.;
Vernice C. Morrison, R.; J. E. Mc
Klbben. R. ; Essie E. Weber, D.; all
Springfield No. 4. First Board C.
E. Wheaton, R.; ill. F. Gordon. D.;
A. P. McKinzey, I). ; A. F. Wheaton.
R.; Effie McKenzey, R.; all of Spring
field. Springfield. No. 4, Second Board
C. E. Wheaton, R.; H. F. Gordon. D.;
A. P. McKinzey, D.; J. W. Coffin, R.;
C. L. Scott. R.; all of Springfield.
Thurston-Walter F Piatt, n.,
k-i 11151 iviu . t j. a. miitiauuu, i,t
Springfield No. 2; Ross Mathews. D.,
Thurston; F. E. Taylor. R., Thurston;
J. N. Hill, R., Springfield R. No. 2.
Wendling First and Second Board,
same H. B. Lewellen, R., Wendling;
D. M. Bowers. D.. Wendling; Geo. J.
Fanniug. R Wendling; H. J. Downing,
It., Wendling; Cliff Abrams, D., Wend
ling. Willakenzie Ira H. Calef, R., Eu
gene R. No. 2; J. S. Walls, D., Eu
gene R. No. 2; Truman A. Chase, R.,
Eugene Rt. 2; C. M. Young. D.. Eu
gene, Rt. 2; B. F. Russell. R., Eugene.
Three members of Mrs. Ida Cole's
family, who reside on the Margarot
Morris ranch northeast of town, are
ill with the Influenza, It is reported.
Seek Mutual Benefit of All Vet
eransEndeavor to In
A temporary otganization of "Tho
Veterans Council of Lane County"
was effected at the Chamber of Com
merce In Eugene Tuesday night when
representatives of the various veter
ans post h of Eugene and Springfield
met In a called meeting. Represen
tation had been asked for from other
posts of the county but none wero
able to attend. February 24 has been
set as the dale for a meeting to com
plete permanent organization of the
Among those attending and helping
in the first meeting were Col. W. S
Search of the O. A. It., Col. J M.
J Williams of the American Legion. I).
j A. Elklns of the Spanish-American
War Veterans, Harold Beytein of the
, .Eugene Americ an Legion post and
Fred Iemley of the Springfield Amer
ican Legion post, and 'It. S. Huston
I of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A
,0 1 number of other delegates from Eu-
igene and Spilngfir-ld were also nre.-i-
Col. J. M. Williams was elected
temporaiy president and Fred Leralev
temporary secretary. It was decided
to issue invitations to all other vet
eran organizations tn the county to
send accredited delegates to th
meeting on Feb. 24.
Following is the preamble as
adopted by the first meeting and
which sets forth the purposes of the
"The purpose of this organization is
for the mutual benefit of the several
veterans organization in llane county,
Oregon, and of their membership,
and especially for the purpose of pro
mulgating and practicing principle of
patriotism, and Americanism, and In
culcating respect for the institutions
and flag of our country, and to aid
and assist worthy veterans and oth
ers wherever and whenever possible,
and to cultivate among its members
a strong fraternal spirit and unite
them in the common cause of good
government and our country's wel
fare." CIVIC LEAGUE PLANS ON
GREAT WORK FOR YEAR
At the regular meeting of the Civic
Improvement league Tuesday night in
the library, a number of important
phases of work were launched.
Mrs. C. E. Wheaton was made
chairman of a committee which will
place signs on the roads about the
county which will give the directions
and distances to Springfield.
Another committee consisting of
Mrs. J. Stewart, Mrs. J. B. Huntley
aud Mrs. Mary Roberts was appointed
to meet with the Chamber of Com
merce iu regard to affiliation of the
league with the chamber.
Election of officers was held which
resulted in most of the officers being
held over from last year. Mrs. W. G.
Hill was elected president; Mrs. L.
K. Page, secretary; Mrs. Herbert
Walker, assistant secretary; Mrs. W.
L. Long, treasurer; Mrs. Bernice Van
Valzah, Mrs. M. Peery, Mrs. Georgo
Catching, and Mrs. W. F. Walker, vico
presidents. There was a full attend
ance at the meeting.
Afterwards there was a meeting of
the Red Cross chapter at which time
a number of night garments and pneu
monia jackets were distributed, to be
prepared in the event there Is a seige
of influenza here.
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL
BE HELD FEBRUARY 22
A memorial service under thj
auspices of the American Legion is
to be held Sunday evening, Feb. 22.
At this time certificates issued by
tho French government will be pre
Rented to the nearest relatives of
soldiers who lost their lives In the
recent war. Rev. W. L. Bailey of the
Baptist church will deliver the ad
dress of the evening. Announcement
of the place of meeting will be mad.
LANE LEAVES CABINET MARCH I
Washington, Feb. 7. The resigna
tion of Franklin K. Lane as secretary
of the Interior has been accepted by
President Wilson to take effect March
1. Mr. Lane expressed a desire to
retire to private life.