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SEVKNTICENTI I YEAR
SPIUNCrTrXD, LANE COUNTY. OREO ON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19- 1920.
XL 21 iLdf
Business Men and American
Legion Will Cooperate to
Put It Over.
At (In- meeting of the American
Legion poid Monday tilKdi I' wiin
i Idi-il to make mi I'Tl't'l In lirliiK 1 1 -U''hi
(i Chautauiia lo J'.irlngriold for
it Mix ilay program this summer. MIhh
Cameron, a rvpr'M'titnilvt of tin coin
iuny, was pieacnt iiml gave I Ik- mem
Itci h mi Idea of the program mi'l Hi"
arrangements lli.it would he liecnnary
lit bring the forty cnti riiilin'rH of Hi"
hmi l ji u un
Tin- legion will ciioinTali' Willi Hi"
liiliillH'HH men hiiI llu' Chamber 'it
Commerce In lln work iiecona i y I')
prepare fur tin- ehuutiuniua.
I( Is mild there Is a great (l'.tl of
sentiment union1.- the people of I In'
I f y In favor of having u, liauiamri i
lii lf III home. To assure Hh coming
II will !' ii ssin y lo sell u it tt ii i tit r
of season Hiki'lM In udvance nml to
provide seals. 1 1 1.', 1 1 1 1 1 1 k niiij ,i laiio.
Tills III'' American Legion will en
deavor lo iln.
I mt m in ii h an u mimlirr of h mn I r
lowns than Springfield arc putting "ii
a iiaiitaU'Uii this i ;i i , it l fell tint
ohm ( All also b' made a success lu-i
IV IV i I it 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 vii a p i 1 1 1 - 1 iih a
committee if i it i fmiii tin' local pout
lo wotk with a state mi I r 1 1 1 1 op
A i in 1 1 ii limit Ion nmt tors.
KoiltlllC hllHIIICSH of thl legion Wa'l
II I hi) trilllNlll'tl'll.
Thi' liox hoi lal which was t'i have
, bi' held Friday night. February 20.
llliH !) II pOHtpOIIOll.
After tin' meeting tin- Ladles Aux
iliary of tlm Legion served refresh
MORE BARNS FOR LANE
COUNTY FAIR CROUNDS
At u lecent meeting of the dl
rectors of the lame county fair .n
Hotlation It huh decided to hiilld an
other bam to lioilMe til" (dieep all I
(oat ehlhilou The new htnldltm Is
to he by 00 feet and will lie be
tween the eat (iillle barn and the
Another addition to the ci-nlpiucnt
o I- the fair will be a new wltiK built
onto the pavilion to hoiiHe the floral
Secretary Wood reporlK a brlKht
on look for tlie coniiiiK fair and hu.vh
that tlie new K.VHteui of i;ivlnK nwanU
for grunge nod coiniuiinlty exliibitu
is meeting with favor.
BOWMAN CHILD BURIED
Funeral M-rvlceM were held thin
afternoon for the infant child of Mr
and Mi x. Hurry How man, which died
Wednesday niorniiiK at the family
home in Went Springfield. Interment
was made in the Laurel Hill ceme
tery. NO SNOW LEFT
There Is no snow in eastern Ore
gon and the weather is warm and dry,
according to I. Weinsleln, who re
turned Wednesday from a trip lo
J 'oil land and through the eastern pait
of the state.
FA CTS and FIGURES
Some Results That Farmers and Growers In This Vicinity Are Getting
from Their Land. Springfield Territory Affords Great Opportunities.
II. (). Smith, who lives near Natron,
has recently marketed most of bin
crop of potatoes. Although he nays
this wbh a poor year or tubers he
harvested about HTiOO sacks from his
44 acres. One variety of potato, the
Nettle Gen', made an average yield of i
150 bushels to the acre, and tlm other'
vurlety which ho planted, tho White
Hose, averaged 200 bushels to the
Although the White Rose produced ,
the heuvlout, Mr. Smith believes the'
N'uttlo Qem to be tho bent variety for
' NATRON WANTS NEW
; ROAD TO CUT OFF HILL
1 Th county louit Ih asking Hi''
j Southern Pacific railroad for 20 feet
j of 1 1 h right of way Just south of
I Nation in ( hungo tlm roail to avoid
il sleep hill. Tli change, will also
' do away Willi two railroad crossings.
Thi- proposed cutoff Ik si quarter of
! a mile long. Tin county believes
lliut the i f-III cad will grant Hm re
quest. Y. W. C. A. rUNDS SOLICITED
liean Kllzabclh ('. Fox of I tin I'nl
vcmiiy nf Oregon. w;iM the princlpttl
speaker at a inui-H meeting at thei
( lnlsiiHti church Sunday af tci noon. I
which was arranged for tin purpoHH
or Mclir-li IriK funilH for th.- V. W. ('. A.!
Minn Kox. who i ilcnn of women at i
t)lc UIllVt'lHll V, lipl-llt KOIIll' llllll' OVI'l-
m-iim wnh iIum oi t'.i ii 1 za l inn tliirlriK llio'
I ri ii t couiity'ii (uota hiiH l.ccn '
! j.lai ''ii at aliiiiii ami at leant 50
or tin a i iit u ii
Ii.im lii ' ii t nh 'ti I'k'iI In
Tan Levy 46775 Here
'o'liity Clerk IliVhon lia.t turneil
uvi r llu- t.iv ( olli i timi rolls to Sheriff
I Snivels for i M Hon of llu- !!!
' laxcK 'l lu- total I :i x.-ft of the county
I to in- coii. ite, i is n i:.:m:ki s.v 'i he
! lax r ile for Sji IukI I . 77T, iiiill.s
! GLf NWOOD SCHOOL REOPENS
Th'j fllenwooil Kchools opened Mori
i nay after having heen hed for a
I period of two wi el,K on a count of the
I numerous cascK of contagion s diHciiseK
! Hi tll.lt liell'llliOl hood.
Expect to Secure Field Worker
of State Chamber of Com
merce for Address.
At the meetiiiK of tie' Spriugfie'd
Chamber of Commerce Friday night,
it wins decided to bring it speaker
from Portland to address the iiieiii
hern of the chamber ami the business
men of the city. It was hoped to n".
cure one of the field workers of th
Slate Chamber of Commerce for to
morrow night. However, it will b
Impossible to Kecure the (speaker at
this time, but it Ik expected that lu
can be present In the near future.
A delegation of business men from
Cubing have signified their intention
of coining lo Springfield for the lec
ture. A number of other plans for work
In regard to publicity and the welfare
of the city were also made at tho
meeting. Several new members wcro
Telephone Company Incorporates
The Willakenzle Telephone com
pany has tiled articles of incorporation
' with Couhiy Clerk UryMin, with, a
j capital of ifu:tt. The incorporators
taro Welby Stevens, J. W. Stevens,
and Frank I.. Artnitagi, Tho com
pany is a farmers line.
most of tho land in this section of
the country, especially hot loin land,
as it grows to greater perfection than
any other variety and will bring a
higher market price. The Nettle
'Gem Is an exceptionally smooth po
tato. A carload of those were recent
ly shipped to a dealer in Stockton,
Ciil., who has since informed Mr.
Smith that they were tho 'finest po
tatoes he hud ever received." He re
ceived $4.20 a hundred for this ship
ment. Mr. Smith says he believes that po
tatoes are tho best paying proposition
for the fuimera with bottom laud.
CHAMBER TO BRING
PRIZES GIVEN TO
Writers of Army Essays Will
Be Rewarded by Spring
Cnplaln It. J. Ke.HKejr, of tho Coast
Artillery Corps, wan In Springfield
Wednesday and addrmKed the high
r.'-hool pupllH at 2:30 o'ebx k and the
Junior high at Lincoln school at 3:15,
on subjects pertaining to the army
M alscr solicited n number of
prizes from among tho buslnenu men
of Springfield, which will be given
the winners In tho contest.
The assignment of the various
j. risen to the different grades will be
made by Supt. Hamlin, f'rof. lioth
and a committee of teaibeiH. In this
manner a first and second prize will
be placed in each claes In both high
s hool and Jnnlor high s hool, so that
jupils will be competing against their
own classmates, so far as the winning
of local prized is concerned.
Winners In the essay contest will
be selected by a committee of disin
terested persons. All pupils of the
schools took notes on ('apt Kessey's
b ( ture and will write es.avs on the
advantages of army life. Considera
ble literature has also been received
on the subject. The writing Is to be
done Friday afternoon.
Following are the prizes to be do
nated by local business men. A num
ber of others will latt-r b listed:
Commercial State flank - cash.
First National Hank- cash.
Ketch; llrug Store--Choice of foun
tain pen or 2 A Brownie kodak.
Farmers Kxchange - Five dollar
W. A. Hall Shoe StoreFive dollar
K. K. Morrison Gold band ring,
Springfield Garage Fver ready
Flunnery Drug Store Pox of Sym
phony Lawn stationery.
Roof's .Tewelery Store Waterman's
Ideal fountain pen.
Kgglmann's Five pound box candy.
Newland's Store - Merchandise to
M. C. Hressler & Sun Fly book for
GRANGE TO EXHIBIT
AT LAKE FAIR
Makes Plans to Show the Pro
duction and Value of
Springfield Grange met in its regu
lar session last Saturday in the V.
O. W. hall. Thero was a good attend
ance. Tho lecturer was unable to bo
present. Regular business of the or
ganization was trausactcd in the fore
noon. A dinner was served at noon
by Iho women members of the grange.
In the afternoon session the grange
members decided to prepare and send
to the Lane county fair nn exhibit
from their farms. Thoy are enthusi
astic over plans for this work and be
lieve they can put up as good or
better exhibit than any other section
tif the county.
INFANT CHILD DIES
The infant child of Mr. and Mis.
Oss Riggs of Oakridge, who died
Wednesday morning has boon brought
to the Walker undertaking parlors
awaiting the completion of funeral
The grand master of the A. V. & A.
M. of the state of Oregon, visited in
Kugene Wednesday evening, nnd a
number from Liberty lodge, Spring
field, were in attendance.
Joseph Uoutin, father of Mrs. Harry
M. Stewart, is here from Bayfield,
Gustavo Lowden of Seattle was in
town Wednesday visiting with his
friend, F. 1). Hamlin.
LECTURE ON HYCIENE
GIVEN SCHOOL PUPILS
L. C. Sanders, representing tho
Oregon Social Hygiene Society, gave
a combined program of moving pic
tures and lecture to the ntudents vt
tho Springfield schools Tuesday
morning at the Hell theater.
Slides showing the development of
plant and animal life wore put on the
screen, together with explanation by
Mr. Sanders. About 75 pupils from
the high school and 200 from the
Lincoln school were present.
MELVIN FUNERAL HELD TODAY
The funeral of Leon R. Melvin, who
passed away at his home near Spring-j
field. February 11, was held from tha
Walker thapel this afternoon at 2:30j
Itev. J. H. Lbert conducting the services-
Interment wan mad; in the 1 j
. (). V. cemetery in Kugene. I
.Mrs. Sylvester Melvin and her I
daughter, Mrs. John Vandaveer ar- i
rived Tuesday morning from their :
homes at Greenfield. III., for thej
ELLISON FUNERAL HELD
The funeral of Miss Thelma Kllison
who died at the home of her parents
in West. Springfield Saturday night, '
Feb It. l'.cjii, was held from thej
Walker chapel Monday afternoon. '
Rev. Iieckett of West Springfield, .
conducting tie- services. Burial was
in Laurel Hill cemetery. Deceased
was 1M years of age. She is survived
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. j
TELLS OF FARM
Sees Hundreds of Cars Stand
ing Idle in Eastern Rail
Squire Inn's, who with Mrs. Innis,
have Just returned to their farm. near
L'sper, from an extensive trip
.hivugh the east, has much to say
T-iT'irding the shortage of farm labor
In the eastern and southern states,
lie says that in many places the
farmers could not take care of their
entire crop last year because they
lacked sufficient help. He saw many
fields of corn yet unharvested. From
extensive inquiries in Missouri he be
lieves that only about 40 per cent of
he possible acreage has been sown
to crops for this coming- year. And
virtually the same conditions exists
In Illinois, Indiana and other eastern
Mr. Innis believes that If there la
a 20 per cent shortage In the wheat
crop this year, there will not be
enough to feed the people of the Unit
ed States. He declares this may hap
pen because the farmers cannot plant
more than they can count on being
able to harvest. In his opinion pros
pects are for not more than 30 per
cent of the normal crop next year.
It seems almost Impossible to secure
sufficient help, to say nothing of com
petent labor, on the farms at any
thing short of prohibitive wages. He
says the farmers of this country are
facing a vital problem in the shott
age of farm labor.
In regard to the car shortage Mr.
Innis tells of seeing from one to five
hundred cars in many yards of the
east and middle west that had not'
been moved for a long period of time. I
When asked how he knew that they)
had not been moved he said that he
was n former railroad man and that '
he particularly noticed on the wheels!
of the cars a coating of rust that!
could not collect in a very short time.
At the same time the lumbermen of!
the west are In need of more cars,
the fanners of the east and middle
west are in need of more cars to
ship their stock to market. Jle be
lieves these conditions are due to n
lack of management in the railroad
Speaking of the shortage of coal ha
snld he saw mile after mile of loaded
coal cars standing nn the railroad
sidings throughout the east. The.ie
also looked as if they had not been
moved for some time.
Oil SUNDAY NIGHT
French Certificates Are to Be
Given Relatives of World
Memorial certificates Issued by the
French government will bo presented
to the nearest relatives of those who
gave their lives In the great war, at
a service in tho Christian church
Sunday night, Feb. 22. The meeting
is to be under the auspices of tho
local post of the American Legion,
the Methodist and Christian churches
combining for the services. Tho Bap
tist church is unable to combine their
mooting because of special arrange
ments. Colonel Balrd of Eugene will
deliver the address of the evening.
Following is the program for the
"Marseillaise." by the choir; open
ing remarks, Prof. F. B. Hamlin;
reading of Scripture, Rev. Ebert;
prayer, Rev. Leavitt; selection by the
choir; reading. Amy Carson; address1
by Colonel Baird; '"Star Spangled
Banner." choir and audience; bene
diction. Presentation of certificates will
Following are the relatives to
whom certificates will be given: Mis.
.N'ani y Conrad, Springfield; Mrs.
Pearl Inrnan. Springfield; Mrs. Emmi
C. Olson. Springtield; Robert F. Sil-WT-11,
Springfield; M. J. Powell,
Springfield; Miss Minnie Thompson.
Thurston; Mrs. Meats. Eugene. R. F.
D. 2; Mr. Collins. Eugene. R. F. D. 2.
Y. M. C. A. GIVES $500,000
TO AMERICAN LEGION
Indianapolis, Ind. More than $500.
000 has been given to the American
Legion by the national war work
s ouncil of the Y. M. C. A. There are
no restrictions as to the use of the
money. It was said the money would
be held as a trust fund for five years.
TEN HEAD OF GUERNSEYS
COME TO LANE COUNTY
County Agriculturist Ira P. Whitney
says that ten head of the Guernsey
cattle coming from Guernsey island,
near England, will be distribute!
among four Lane county dairymen.
Those taking the cattle are N. H.
Stewart and George WIdmer of the
Four Oaks district, C. M. Barnard,
west of Eugene, and Emil Gerebach
of the River road.
U. S- WAR CASUALTIES
ARE MADE PUBLIC
Washington A revised list of the
"old casualties" of the A. E. F. ha
been given out by Adjutant General
Harris as follows .
KilUd in action, including 3S2 at
sea, 34,844; died of wounds, 13.960;
died of disease, 23,738; died from ac
cident and other causes, 5102; wound
ed in action (over 85 per cent return
ing to duty). 215,423; missing In ac
tion (not including prlsouers released
and returned), 3.
Tho Springfield Feed company anl
the Bressler hardware store havj
completed their change of locations.
Are You Registered ?
In order to vote at the com
ing primaries in May, the fol
lowing is necessary:
Those who are not now
registered; Those who have
not voted in the last two
years; who have moved from
one precinct to another sinc
registering. Ydu must also
be a resident of the state for
six months. It is also neces
sary to register under either
the Republican or Democrat
ic party as these will be the
only parties in the field.
The books at the Lane
county court house will be
open until the 20tn of April.