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IS . SPMNGE
SKVENTKKNTI I YKAH
? SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY,-DECKMHER 16, 1920.
LEGAL Bf COURT
Two Mitlior. Dollars Voted By
Lan County for Roads
8al1ni,Ore..I)ec.l an opinion
written by Justice U:im. the supremo
court this morning renJered ft deci
sion In the monilnnni proceedings
brought by Lud1 a mi Tlllton against
I'nlon cc-untyi which validates the
road bonds voted In ovcn Origon
The opinion Is complete reversal
of thft opinion r,vrly rendered by
the supreme court la thj tent case
brought by W. t. llawliy aenlat
'! kauiBit county, tvmlnx Hit valid
Hy of tli Clackamas count indue.
s The ronrtltutioiiiillty of th amend
ment of 1919, authorizing county in
dfbtednos for rond purposes up to
fix per rent of the assessed valua
tion of the county. In held operative
without uny nddltlonul legislation
Lam.' county voted n $2,000,000
bond issue at the May primaries.
Other conrtile wliloh; voted bonde
were Crook. Curry, Clackamas, Coos, J
Jackson, I'nlon and Yamhill. i
"Doings" of the Loyal Legion of
Loggers and .Lumbermen
Uy the 4L Publicity Comnimittec, II. J- Cox, Chairman
As an employee member of t'lu
Loyal Legion of I,os:g?ra and Lumber
men. 1 want to call to the attention
of every member the necessity of
keeping themselves familiar with iho
rrluclples of our Organisation end
auihentlcalty Informed on all matters
pertaining to the lumber Industry in
order that they may be able to take
Intelligent action on all matters per
taining to our Organisation.
We all reliaze that we are entering
n readjustment period In all business.
For the pust few years we have been
flying along at excess speed, fully
aware that It wan coming and en
deavoring to consolu ourselves bf
-passing the buck".
It Is now here and will be satlsr
fuctorlly overcount lxy oo-operallou.
Kvery man. no matter who or what
ho is. will hne to, and hIiuU1( bear
Ills part of the burden and loss.
Ilolh employers and employees.
tlirouKh'l it. the Vnited Htattw, are
now reull.lng the neoess'ty. ooopera
tton, uh evident by statements from
toth employers and employees; now
tielng featured in Collier's magazine
nd I would suggest that every mem
ber secure a copy, beginning with
their Issue of Dec, 4th In jrder to
see. hcjw great) they roulize thli
fact and suggest solutions which aro
In Hue with the principles . under
which the Loyal Legion of Loggers
nd Lumbermen have been operattng
tlnce its organization.
As every Loyal Legion member
knows, this Is "an association be
tween employer and employee, work
ing on,a 50-60 basis, to provide meth
ods for the malntalnce of harmonious
relations and the promotion of each
We have attained our- success
through mutual understanding and
cooperation, and, at this period, It Is
gratifying to realise that by having
confidence in each other, we go
through the readjustment period on
a 60-50 basis, without any fear of that
great economic loss caused by strikes
walk-outs and lock-outs.
We represent more than CO per
c?nt of the entire business in this
territory and It is necessary, right
now, tl'nt very business man, and
citizen realize his duty to his country
and community by extending his co
operation , in placing business on ft
firmly established basis, which is
essential and more satisfying than
the uncertain period we have Justliuit opinions vary ab to when the
' We have no doubt but that we will
have prosperity within a short time
as is evident by the following state-
HIGH SCHOOL ADOPTS
Two and one-half Armenian, child
ren have been adopted by the differ
ent classes of the high achooL It
costs $60 per year to 'provide for
thir care and the, classes -will raise
the necessary amount, .1 ; .
The seniors and Juniors will pro
vide for one and half and the
freshmen for one.
Hprtngfleld's 'allotment of funds for
Armenian children Is $300, or enough
to provide for five cnlldren.- '
WILL MOVE TO CITY HALL
ABOUT FIRST OF NEW YEAR
At the regular meeting of the coun
cil Monday night the routine buslnus
was transacted, and bills allowed.
The progress of the city hall was
m ted and It Is expected by the build
ing committee that it will be nr.dv
fcr occupancy by the first of the year.
Jim Fox Buys Home )n Portland
Mr. and Mre. J. K. Fox have pur
chatted ft home In Portland and this
vmck moved ijmlr furniture .thcro.
Mr. and Mrs. Fox formerly made their
homo In Springfield Mr. Fox has
lii-cn employed in several of the saw
in Ills of the north went since leaving
mcnt, taken from Dun's Review, Oct.
30, 1020. coveting conditions in this
Portland. "The lumber Industry
here has been very hard hit In the
past two months. The foreign de
mand has "oen needed by tho unset
tled financial cond.tioui and the
reniii-al decline in :mmodltv orlcc-3
!! these faotnra. toxelhor with ihe
icceit advance :n rallriad fro'ght
rni oh have cut off doragsil'i orders
to a great exton, except In puiely
li' al territory."
"A'ttnufacturerr ara not dlsoour-i.-d.
however, and they vxpoct a
decided change or "h-j better lifter
t i - turn o' th yut. The after war
bulling era. which has been antlci
jrit'd sln-'e the oo-Pn.: of hostilities
d:; not yet actua:i"' begun, but ;n
r,..; be much longer delayed. Stalls-
i thow that to c v out the Iiouk-
i".' program of :b United Sutfsi
ti ne will draw fro.n t is miMifi.-i
n h of toe c.Tiriiv the equivalent
' the entire producMoi of t!i in.U
. Oregon and Wa-th igton for fjur
yen period. Added to the above wi'
I" the requirement! for factory con
striction and tin retiabllit.itUn ,.t
"Id the meantime, lumber prices
I vi had a sevdr-j drop, producers
piling the average loss at ovtr 40
i. i- cent. It la bJ.tived that tho Itnt
t.'ii has been react c I. a prices lu
n'..ny cases are rr below the cot
oi production. A I'utulMr of the mills
ht only been save J fiu.n dosing
t'. vn by the r ccepnn v of ruilrukd
o-uirs at low figu. '."
Declines, though nit so great,
owe occurod In soiui of the building
n.r.lerlal lines, Inctiidia; paint-, but
bu:'ding hardware priom have shown
n upward trend Wages have nit
yr come down,"
Chicago. "Bulld.'iij; operations lu
tbi Chicago i distrii are at an t'vn
Itter ebb than r. 1JT t o,t t.f
materials have not declined except
the case of lumber,, Alch U vit
4 to 50 per cent Hrloks ar s-.-lilng
ft- 116.00 against $31.00 at thu lint
o. tho year, and m-.n other materials
havo advanced. Wae show no re
diction. A little wor-ey for building
cn.,be obtained it Ovj per cent, but
the going rate Is 7 pr cent, and some
financial bouses are selling on a 7
per cent basis rail estate bonds
which formerly vrvio sold at 8 per
cont. Bankers exoecL easier money.
change is to comn. Home predloliiij
Improved conditions nftr election
(Continued ou Pago 3)
Expresses Appreciation of Aid;
Best Service to All Peo
ple His Desire
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Hamlin recently
received ft copy of the Harvard Crim
son, the college papor, which pub
lished a letter to J. N. Hamlin, their
son, from Senator Warren O. Hard
ing. ' ...
Mr. Hamlin is a student of Harvard,
taking the course fitting himself for
the consular service. He was chair
man of the executive committee of
the Harding and Coolidge club at the
college. A few days before election
a monster parade was staged in Bo
ton and Mr. Hamlin was marshal of
the Harvard division.
Following In part la the letter from
"Dear Mr. Hamlin:
"Through the kindness of the Divi
sion of Clubs of the Republican Na
tional Committee, I have been in
formed of the organization of the
Hardlng-Coolidge Club among the
students of Harvard, and r would like
to express my gratlfictlon nd my
thanks to you and to your associate;
who were active in the matter of
"I think I may say to you in all
modesty that the candidates of the
Republican party, with which you are
affiliated, are sincerely actuated by
a desire to render the best service of
which they are capable to all ot the
people of this land of ours and that
they are honestly committed to the
principles ond program of the party
as enunciated in convention and es
tablished tho . most successful years
of the Republic.
'I trust that you and my other
fol,ow "publicans asjwclued with
you may bring to the consideration of
all tho questions involved In this cam
tablished in the most successful years
practical, as academic and theoreti
cal. Great reforms, if they are to be
palpn a spirit as much patriotic and
persistence and evolution, and I
trust that the men enlisted in your
club will carry their work and their
pledges en beyond their undergrad
uate days ond Into the years which
take them into the active and con
structive upbuilding of American
(Signed) "Warren O. Harding."
POTATO QUARANTINE MAY BE
ESTABLISHED IN OREGON
According to information brought
by C. E. Stewart, county fruit Inspec
tor, who attended a meeting of the
state board of horticulture in Salem,
it was shown that potatoes coming to
Oregon from California are Infested
with the tuber moth. The proposed
quarantine provides for the admission
of California potatoes only after they
have passed through ft process of
fumigation. The matter is to be
taken up at an interstate conference.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS OF
SPRINGFIELD A DISTRICT
Representatives from the three
churches met Sunday and formed ft J
district ! for Springfield Sunday
schools. The meeting was called by
N. M. Shrod, president of the Lane
County Sunday school association.
Problems of the schools were dis
cussed and the following officers
elected: President, Roland. E. Moss
ier; Fred Barnard, vice president;
Sam Y. Bartholomew, secretary-treasurer;
Mrs. L. K, Page, superinten
dent of children's division; Mrs. Ruby
Andersott ffjperintendent of young
eopJe's division; Arthur Pengra,
uperlntendent of administrative di
TY80N FETED ON BIRTHDAY
O. 11. Tyson and A. H. Tyson and
family, all of Eui;e.ie, spent Sunday,
Dc 12th, with Mr. and Mrv W, P.
Tyson in oprlnsfi I, ihe occasion
being the celebru 'Ion of vv. P. Tyson's , matter met last week and made all
birthday anniversary. "Perk" Tyson i necessary plans for the tree and pro
says he was 24 je,ir old, and feels ! "ram- The program will be an
like he was only 23. J nounced later.
The various committees In charge
AMERICAN LEGION TO MEET of the affair wish to make it known
LAST DAY OF OLD YEAR
On account of the next regular
'meeting date of the American Legion
Calling on Christmas eve. the meet
ing has been postponed to Friday
jfght, Dec. 31. Something extra Is
btlng planned for that time. .
Jackson Barn at Walterville
Destroyed by Fire; Rebuilt
A large barn on the H. C. Jackson
farm near Walterville was destroyed
by fire on Nov. 30th. The barn was
full of hay and feed and nine pigs
were also burned. The origin of the
blaze Is not known.
Insurance which Mr. Jackson car
ried on the building Was received
within three days and work was im
mediately commenced on another
barn. The new building was com
pleted within a week from the fire.
BROWNSVILLE CANNERY BURNS
The Brownsville cannery was des
troyed by fire early Wednesday morn
ing. It was owned by the Graves
company of Sheridan. , Loss is esti
mated at $40,000, and is believed to
be covered by insurance.
RECEPTION GIVEN MINISTER
- OF CHRISTIAN CHURCH
A reception was tendered Rev. and
Mrs. Earl Chllders. at the Christian
church Tuesday evening. There was
a good attendance and the gathering
took the nature of a get-acquainted
F. und A. M. ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR COMING YEAR
Liberty lodge No. 171. A. F. and
A. M., held their annual meeting
Tuesday evening, Dec. 14th. The
following officers were elected to
serve for the ensuing Masonic year:
W. M., Wm. Rouse; S. W., H. M.
Stewart; J. W J. F.' Ketels; secre
tary. H. J. Cox; treasurer, B. . A.
Wnshburne; trustee, C. E. Swarts.
Mrs. John Tomseth was taken to
rjhe Mercy hospital In Eugene Thurs
day morning to receive medical care.
Lyon Makes Change At Warehouse
C. E. Lyon has placed D. D Tussing
in charge of his grain and feed ware
house on Second street W. M. Hun
ter, who has had charge of this work,
will now have charge of the office
work of Mr. Lyon's store on Main
SPLIT PRUNES MARKETED
Salem, Ore., Dec. 15. Split prunes
which heretofore nave been almost
valueless except for local consumption
are being shipped from Marion coun
ty to eastern states, where they are
commanding 8 cents ft pound. States
bidding tor this variety are Mpntana,
Wyoming, Idaho, North . and South
Dakotja. Arrangements ' are also in
progress whereby large shipments
of prunes may be sent to Hamburg,
Germany, the cost of transportation
being 56 cents for each 25 pounds.
Ettsene freight cepot to have 75
milium 1 1 Aiiiiw
TREE IS ASSURED
Saturday Night, Dec. 25, Set
for Time of Program; All
-Children Are Invited i
The project of community Christ
ii as t;-ee, to which every p-jnob la
Springfield and surrounding territory
is invited, has become an assured
fact : -.
The tree and program will be held
In the Methodist church auditorium
Christmas night, Saturday, at 7:30
o'clock. Arrangements are being
made to give the children a suitable
Christmas treat A splendid tree will
be secured anddecorated and lighted
j for the occasion. ;
The committee in charge of the
.that 'although the tree is beinsr riven
in the church It is for the community
as a whole, regardless of church af
filiations. They invite every person.'
In town to attend and ask that every
adult in town assist them in making;
It known to every child and do all
possible to see that all children at
tend. Ample provision is being; made
to care for every child that comes.
Everything 1s being planned to give
the youth a good time.
The organizations promoting the
community tree desire to give all the
boys and g;irls Chrirt)nas trefct
and good time and at the same time
inculate a happy community spirit
No gifts other than the treat were
planned for. , 1
LABOR PROBLEMS TOPIC FOR '
BROTHERHOOD MONDAY NIGHT
The regular monthly meeting and
supper of the Brotherhood will meet
at the Methodist church Monday
night. Dec. 20. Supper will be served
at 7 o'clock.
The address of the evening will be
given by D. W. Morton, dean of the
School of Commerce of the Univer
sity of Oregon, his topic being "Pre
sent Day Labor Problems".
ASHLAND MERCHANTS AND
FARMERS HAVE WINTER FAIR
Ashland, Ore.. Dec. 15. Merchants
and farmers participated in the Ash
land Winter Fair and Southern Ore
gon Poultry show, which opened Dec.
2nd under the auspices of the cham
ber of commerce. Every kind of
vegetable grown in the Rogue river
valley was entered in the lists and
many products manufactured locally
were on display.
RATE REDUCTION MOVES FLOUR
Portland, Ore., Dec. 15. Flour Is
now moving to the Orient in larger
quantities than in many years. The'
steamer .Abercos. now loading several
thousand tons for Yokohoma, Kobe,
the Philippines and other points, la
ithe first vessel to take out ft cargo
under the new rate reduction, which
will permit Oregon to compete with
Canadian shippers. The drop is from;
110 to $7 a ton.
HOP CROP GOES TO ENGLAND ,
Independence, Ore., Dec 15. The
huge hop crop from the Wlgrich yard .
here has been sold In England and ,
the last of it la now being sent out.;
The crop showed considerable in-'
crease over that of last year. ;
TILLAMOOK CHEESE 8ELL8 FAST
Tillamook, Ore., Dec. 15. Accord- '
Ing to ft report issued by the secretary
of the .Tillamook Creamery associa-
tion, the cheese situation In this coun-5
ty is better than any other agricul
tural line in the nation. More, that)
90 per cent of the season's cheeses
have already, been sold. It is esti-'
mated that the price will run 17.S
per cent higher this year than that
of the New York cheese. ' '
State treasury receipts
months totals (41,000,000.