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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
. Published Every Thursday at Springfield, Liine County, Oregon, by y
TYLER A FREELAND
Bam II. Tyler, Editor. ' II. R Frecland. Adv. Mgr.
Entered at the Postoffice
at Springfield, Oregon,
February U. 1903.
aa Second-claa Matter,
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SELECTING CITY OFFICIALS
Under the caption. "What Is A
Good Mayor?"', there appeared In a
recent Issue of the Oregonian an edi
torial which is well written and which
bin special interest for the roaJcts
of The Xews and Springfield viter
at this time in view of their selection
f a mayor and councilman. We
urge the thoughtful reading of the
A good mayor of a city should be
fce must bo something more than
a business man. Government le not
busiuess; it is. more nearly, politlc.il
science. True, any municipality will
be the better for sound and careful
aimuistration in the assessment of
taxes and the expenditure of money.
It would be senseless to encourage
r excuse waste, extravagance, care
lessness, excess or any of the faults
to be Justly found with easy-come-easy-go
methods in public affairs. As
the trustee of public fund the
mayor has an even more sacred ob
ligation to see that they are wisely
and honestly appropriated and dis
bursed than if they were his own. He
can. if he pleases, throw his moiic
in the river; but it is nothing less
than malfeasance to do the sane
with the people's money.
Yet it is net enorsh th:it th-3
mayor sho'ild be a painstaking ac
countant, a Juili.ious and cap:ib
administre'or f fimnce. Tie is in
a hiph Fer.se the vo'ce. the guide,
and the leader cf nil the peorde i;
all their common concerns. He I-?'
the custodian of th-3 pnblic moral.
In him rre rersonified the r'Pi"e.
the aspirations, the ideals, and the
prestige of the city. H i there fo
service, which must be rendered in .
many difficult and exact r? ways.
He is not. or he should not be. th
mayor for any one group or clas?,
but for all together. At times, it 's
necessary that he show that he
not to be moved by tit" demands cf
this interest, or of that, and miit
by courageous action, by an intelli
gent demonstration of his under
standing that the welfare of all i
puperior to that of the fnv. ri-"
.above criticism, or pressure, or pon
tics. A good mayor should not onlv
have the nerve to do in an emergency
the ripht thine, but the will to do it
at all other times.
The rnyor of a ci'v. involved ,u
he always is in neighborhood rmt
ters or the clash of Vin.l inter
ests rims many riVs ;!! h time of
achieving a great ri- trree of vn
T'opnlarlfv. It is wo!! tlr a mayor
be popular if he can he; but he will
not b" popular lontr. if popularity is
the end and aim of h's services. lie
may poss'bly achieve it. ff he .'rive
earrift!v to give tin- uc-oplc what
they want, whatever i' i -'. Or h" :
may, ff h has the .? t'tli nr. 1 the
nlf fV-mand. vpear f' r tbe mo- '
ment to lose It by 'l'-evr,rr to thorn
on occasion what thev want, or thin'c
they want. If It Is rlmr to h'm that
It should not or cannot bo given.
What he loses in npplaepn 'n the 1st
ter alternative, he should win In the
general respect. Often he does. It
Is a more secure foundation for last-.
ing approval than anything else. j
On November 2 all citizen of the
United States will have the oppor
tunity of performing on of their
most sacred rights that of voting.
It Is more than a rlKht; it is an
obligation and a duty which oveiv
citizen owes to himself and to h'i
fellow mankind. No citizen uho val
ues his freedom and the privilege of others
living in a free country vith tlu wov where the other's rights beln
to public health hsve been taken out
of the hands of experts and cut to n j
vote before, the pcn'.e. I do not t
think that a parent In this state who
has children of school age will voui
for this measure, because It moans j
that the school children will NOT
be protected aKalnxt contagious dis
eases." This amendment:' If passed, would
permit children In whose homo there
is smaltrox. d'ptherla, tnfantil' paral
ysis, or other "cntchVg" dlneisos, to
attend school and Inlxt you? chi'dn n.
It would expose you rml yotr family
to smallpox, scarlet fever, and hor.ls
of other diseases ,ir.d th ht-nlth
officers would be unable to tnko any
steps to relieve or stump out the
No person 's free to have h'n own
way or to Impose hU pers"n-l corn
htis. If It endangers the h"i'tli of
The rlnhts of mi" per n ends
to exercise this
offers him. will fall
Every voter should be at the pells
Next Tuesday to express their de
sires in regard to the government,
municipal, state and national. All
measures and candidates on the town,
state and national ballots should
have the careful attention- and con
sideration of every citizen.
There is now a measure on th
state ballot entitled the compulsory
voting and registration amendment,
referred by the legislature. It makes
it possible for the people or legisla
ture to enact laws making voting
compulsory. The measure Is No.
300-301 on the ballot. This could
rightly be branded as a bolshevistic
idea or propaganda Article XV of
the Constitution of the I'nited Stat-'i
?ays "The richt of th" citizens of th
I'ni'ed Utiles to vote shall n"t be
denied, or abridged, hv the I'nited
Sta'es or by any state," etc.
There oiieht to be some medium
through which every citizen would
spo clearly and would !" aroused to
his duty of voting. It might seem
that education and publicity would !
:he most effective avenues to obtain
At the present time school students
are taught rer'nin phases of cifzcn
ship. The institutions T higher
learning are rapidly beeinning to
arouse in their pupUs a correct srs.
of this duty. A!! should be impressed
wi'h the necessity of pctua!'y poire
to the polls and expressing their
orinions. Thus the comlrg genera
t;on would be more careful abo;:t
fbeir vot'nr ptiviilues. i
Publicity tn'i'ht be vorv effective
to aroue the citizens to the-'r de'v.
It has hoc n sncrocted that con:;y
ceri,-s pubPsh frequently, both pre :
ceding and following election, fl,"
names of those who ha-' exercise-1
'! ir frjneb's. Tlii would at
'ti-na ocf mrny w!:o now stay at
i'f; and b-t "Oeorre" do it. then
("v'lain nlio'it the laws and cf'leo.
I M r. And In due t'm" they wnnl.l
;"',( serious study, jet-tend of hearsay, '
to the measures and candidates.
no person has the rlfht t i I prive !
h.H ne'rhborhooit of health rr tecllip j
If this Initiative passes It would j
make nnarant'ne Irm-oss'l !., nbolif h
ptibtie health, pennlt fool handlers
to refuse to bo exar-lncd. At the
time when Oregon Is ruildlptt up a
national market for tic t fool product
this hitter wuold be n .li.im'tv to
this Industry, to .iy the e,i ft
would make unlawful! jM r otni I.Jiry
preventive and other serum tientiueit
for d'.Mherla. acar'er feve? Iv', jw,
typholil fever, syphlllls and a host of
Vn you want such i mndi'loi !e
prevnll In Oregon?
Vote 313 X .(
STATE KILLING PSOPOSIT ON3
You Can't Go Wrong
WHEN YOU USE HOME PRODUCTS
We nro right hero hnmly nml n ndy to lmck ti) ovrry t
Back of our flour uiul othor prtxhu tn.
--If you want an nil hanl whrat flour of Btiperlor
quality nuulo lioro at homo.
If you liko u MoniltMl flour.
If you want n pood valley flour.
Try our Croam Middlings and old fashioned Graham.
SPRINGFIELD MILL AND
If several of the radic.il nci-tire:
on the Oregon I''l.t .-t hoe el p.iss '
this state wo.jtd !:i in a t id 'It. ',
The Single Tax r.-.ea-u iii'd u;i J
set our wlude laxal!oi h.v. ;i- at thi ',
critical time. ' !
The Oli'omarfarlne bill worll w e. 'c
a legitimate industry ut.'li r the e i, .
of uri jict to regulate, li'-i n; in, I ;.:e
Vert clcception by fraud. Th -r
alr'-a'lv 79 tares of goeriiinen: r .
ulation.H on this prodiat ; !se -!, ii;r ,
( ul s"ate laws. V.'e can h I! !. i. i
K.u .ne iiiHtmr .f mine In thU
i i ai.e h el se lax l-st o
do not apjdy to other f-'.if
we cubl .Mill) !y for e indu."'
of this state. The effort to k
ufac'nre of olenmnrgurino .i ;
!Mt in t.I to deprive thoiiKanils o
1 ! vt a chcan and whole .in
stitute for high prlo-fi leii' r
t-hould any product be w'-ol
merely to prevent competition.
. Coupled w:th such propose,!
latlon as this Is the bill to
i.n'erest rates to ." pr cent
As If the other measures
at Industry were not cnojf'i
il t'Tf-i-t bill c-ips the climax
til ny ,
r I i a s
ii n it
il ni-u I
! r t !
After sj'fudiiii; over leu v :irs i:i ilw Li
I wish to (hank my 'many palronn who iikhK
to luiil'l from m'.ir liothlu to a ree l l.u; ii'i
Mlliiii; out t in v brother, (li'.lieit SU'vn.s
I am now
who will (al.i
NOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETING
NiI HT: IS Hhkl-.i.Y ( ;N to the I.- il wt-ts cf bool O ctilct No.
lit. of l.niie County. .Si.iie of llni'im, thiit a :.!'i: ll, HCllonl, MKKTINO
f said (ll.-tr!ct will he held Ut th'- II'kIi is Imol on l!ie r,i)i il.iy of .N'uveluber
vote nrxt Tuesday.
TV n't fail to
November 2. '
nd rass the word alon?
t NTI-COMPULSORY VACCINATION
In a recent address before a lprc"
patherlrff In Portland. Dr. f arvey U'. ;
''!(v, forrnerlv bead of the govern-!
inerit'a rTirr fr.ifl hnrennl fll-et'ire? lf"P''ii
thj't the title of the measure on the (
f-trte ballot Khoilld lie entitle a;
"P.lll for the Increase In Mortality!
In Children." Continuing he said, ballot Tuesday.
"Never before have I been 1p a I
line I ,
jiassiice of such n measure would'
.drive every d dlir for louihic tuir
po-es etit of the K'ato ,ih si:r 'y :n!
Wilihl n T!!e-:u' !-e se'tlnc (he Jire(. ,)f ,'
ub'-at t.t 7" cifs a bushel, drive every j
farmer out of wheat raNlnir. j
("('en t'lo'le are cr'd'i(it with too
fiituli Intellit'cnc e t,j j nss such lerb-j
lition but the mere feet that It 111
t rofo' ed and c an be placed on the I
ballot has an adverse effec t on eondl-
this state, n overwhehnln'; I
H Iieces.arv to assure outsli'e!
; t!'is in
!defi at '
neoj le that this sta'e s a safi; place
for their Investments.
y.hl.f your volinj; consistent
li'LO. at T:-') iiM .ik in the cm i.Ick to ot on the p
. -j i i.il d sn ii t tax
Tie ln'al I li. mint if li.'.liey need, d ly the iii nht i
I Kiin.iiiK on J'lUe 1U. V.t'j), ami 1 1 i i 1 1 Jm - "i-!i, l!i
f.'ilinvilir; bii.ij. i t ami ii.i Im'es (!, cn. uots t" he r. c. ',
f In ul fund. Mr-te l,i ni f'liid. Ki'!-I diM.it t i ,i i
ct th.; li; trlct.
1;hTIMA'I'KH KXI'iA'DITl hi s
Tc-acheirf snl: ri'H
ruinilure ami ei;ulpineit
Appai.'iltirf and supplies, rtalinii' ry, etc
kepair and lephu ei)i-,t of eiU pmetil , ...
Kiectlon and cenKii.
Juiiiiora w;u;ea ..
!t . II
i'f l"V Iiik u
I he f I -e.il year,
IIMi.lt in tho
I'r.ii.i the coutitv
i 1 1 I- imiiieyrt
:n s (Hi
helping to put In a Democratic Benate.
It Is Important that YOU cast your
For payment of bond interest 1,000.01)
rommunity where matters pertalnlrg' I'rpe your neighbor to vote
Notice Is hereby given that the GENERAL MUNICIPAL
ELECTION of the Town of Springfield, Lane County, Oregon,
shall be held at the same time and place as the general County
and State elections are held. November; 2, 1920.
For the election of
ONE MAYOR to serve four years.
TWO CUNCILMEN to serve four years.
TWO COUNCILMEN to serve two years.
ONE RECORDER to serve two years.
ONE TREASURER to serve two years.
Also at the mid election there shall be subm'ttcd for their
approval or rejection the following proposition
Shall an Ordinance of the Town of Springfield be passed
prohibiting the production of any theatrical show, exhibition,
(raveling vaudeville performance and moving picture show In any
theatre, building, hall, tent or any other place vithin the Town
of Springfield on the first day of the week aornmonly called
TIave you reRd the want ads.
S ell Your Goods
Sinking fund for bonded IndehiedneKH .
Interest on warrunta
Manual training and domentlc acience
Total eathnated amount of money to bo ex
pended for all purpoueu during the year I29.8C8.00
From county achool fund during tb coming achool year ...$ 5,240.20
From state school fund during the coming year 4 364.32
Estimated amount to be received from all other '
Hourcea during the coming school year 200.00
Total estimated receipts not Including tho money to bii
received from the tax which it la proposed to vote 9 810 52
Total estimated expenses for the year $29,858.00
Total estimated receipts not Including the tax to bo voted 9 810.52
Uu lance amount to bo rulod by district tax l2o!o47.48
The umount of money to be raised by this special tax la more than tha
. amount raised by special uchool district tax In tho yciir immediately pre
j ceding this, plus six per cent.
, It is reeHsary to rnlso this addltonal amount by tho special levy for the
following reasons: Increased salaries of teachers, increased cost of operation
, and maintenance, and tho Installation of necessary equipment and iunplIeB
Dated this 19th day of October, 1920.
A. P. McKENZEY. . OAIU. E. FISCHER
I District Clerk. - . Chairman Hoard of Director!