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SPRINGFIKLD, LANIS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1920.
IKS 10 BE CUT
AT TilE C,K. MILLS
Manager of Company Explain
The' Lumber Situation; Wag
' Reduction Forced
An Important teuton of the Loyal
teflon of Loggere and Lumbermen
vat bald Id the Woodman ball Mon
day night. Dec. 17. '
Aftar tha uaual business had baan
transacted A. C. Dlson, manager of
tha Booth Kelly company, gar . a
talk on tha lumbar condition In tha
northwest and especially thla aactlon.
Ha aald that at present there was
vary little market for lumber. He
alio announced that tha Booth-Kelly
company had found that It would be
necessary to reduce the wagea of all
Ita employee beginning with the first
of the year.
A committee representing tha 4La
baa befit aOTOlnfcfid to , kneet with
the company In arranging a new wage
The 4L chairman baa called a
special meeting of tba membership
for Monday night, Jan. S. All bus.
nete men of tba city will be lnrtted
to attend this meeting; The' purpose
of thla meeting- la to' consider the
present wage and business conditions
Ad make plana for readjustment
"Doings" of the Loyal Legion of
Loggers and Lumbermen
By the 4L Publicity Commmlttee, II. J- Cox Chairman
WHAT GOOD IS
' So frequently tha question la pro
pounded In the spirit or being un
auawerable. "What good la the' 4L
auyhowr that It aeema worth while
to tell It over again In words of one
-, What baa tha 4L done?
It .hha put , thousand ytf dollara
Into tha pockets of , workera 1 In ad
vanced wagea during 1919 and the
first half "of 1920.
"It' baa ' put thouaanda of dollars
into tha pockets' of wprkjers alnco
then In maintaining a wage-scale In
time when that ecale waa eerioualy
threatened. Without the 4L. wagea
positively would have begun to de
cline laat July. If the 4L .had all
tha money ft baa put Into tha workera'
pockets In the laat tour montba It
could Ufa oai tb Interest ...... . . ;
It baa. maintained tha alghtAour
day, and aecured a signed statement
. from tha majority of large operators
to maintain It forever. No other
labor organisation could have dona
It It turned tha hose on the ten
hour talk, - when, the tenAour talk
was going like wlld-flra. i
It haa saved thousand of, dollars
to workera by substituting the method
of conference for the method of
It haa raised the standard of living
conditions In camps and mill towns
and haa made the higher standard
; It baa brought about the expendi
ture of a million dollars In improve
ments in campa and mills better
Jhouslng, better lighting, new hospl
tale, a flock of new recreation halls.
It haa adjusted through conference
almost inumerable Items adding to
'the comfort of the worker, providing
things like shelter, drinking foun
tains and lunch rooms. ,
' it' 'has established and made atlck
the pr'nclples of collective bargain,
'tng.' right of organisation, recogntl
tion of the worker and his family.
: All these things the workera of, the
nation have striven for and struck
for, bled for and died' for-are still
doing It today. In no other section
!of the lumber game; arewOrkers so
well paid. In no other section Is the
eight-hour day in full force. In tho
'Northwest, the- atinsJ have- been ao-
NEW MAYOR AND COUNCILMEN
WILL TAKE OFFICE FRIDAY
C. F. Egglmann, mayor-elect, Mrs
V'na McLean, aa recorder, and L, J
Lepley , Jamea Laxton, O. II. Jarrett
and W. N. Long, as councilman and
O. D. Keaaey aa treasurer will take
tha oath of office next Friday. Dee.
Recorder John Edwards will admin
later the oath to Mrs McLean and
sba In return will administer tha oath
to tha other officers.
TWO CARS DAMAGED IN
ACCIDENT HERE SUNDAY
Two wbeela and a fender were
smashed on a Nash touring ear and
a fender on Dert Bnook'a car waa
demolished laat Sunday afternoon at
tha corner of Main and Fourth streets.
Tba Nash, driven by Oeorga Macklln
of Eugene, waa traveling east on
Main atreet and waa about to pass
the street car when a Ford came
from the north on Fourth and turned
eaat on Main atreet. To arold a
trash between the two. Macklln ap
plied tha brakes, causing bis car to
akld around to the curb on Fourth,
south of Main atreet, and hit Snook's
car on tha front, driving It upon the
The driver of the Ford did not
stop but hla number waa secured.
Marshfleldj Lumber mUle reduce
wagea to f 4.80 for mill employee.
pom pllshed with the minimum of fuss
and tha maximum' of result
Maybe some folka care more for
fuaa than they do for results.
Because some men are still asking:
"What good la the 4L anyhowr
Some men aUH crab on paying 25e
per month dues.
'Some men still crab' because the
employer Is part of the machinery
that geta htm better' wagea, shorter
hours and improved living conditions
because the boas Is helping him get
something he thought he bad to take
away from the boss by force .
Can you beat it?
No. ' You can't even tie it
Said an I. W. W. organiser; "The
operators ought to be In favor of the
4L'a. It has saved them a hundred
thousand a .month la the paat year la
preventing etrikes " - By the aama
token tha worker aia the mills and
woods, and the communities of the
Northwest that lite by lumber, ought
to favor the . L'sr for It haa saved
them more that It haa tha operators.
And thla all-round saving by the pre
vention of tnduatrial war liaa aacri
flced no Industrial good;' tha eight
hour day has been held, a high' wage
level haa been maintained', and work,
tng conditions as to health, comfort,
and safety have been eteadily Im
proved. Oregon Voter.
, Sometimes,, writers of Just ordinary
mental endowment . Mice . myself tot
Instance, experience difficulty in mak
ing a beginning to their "write-ups'',
which are to be so attractive to the
reader that Interest will not be di
vided until' the "wind-up" atfer the
ending; aa It were.
This time I shall rely upon the
readers' curiosity for the complete
perusal of Expose "C".
During my daily rounds of pleasure
I am compelled to listen to chin
music about the 4La that would in
deed be disgusting to most any pro
found thinker or thla age. . '
The gllssando articulations or the
"knookers" are nauseating; nothing
but 'verbal, expression, of putrid
mental vomit seeking, an outlet "The
4La la all hot air"; ' a scab Union"
"The extreme limit of Impractlcabla
ness"; etc. ' Such thoughts are hard
ly worth the' time' apent In' rebuttal
hoxever entertaining the idea of set
ting some " individuals exactly right
on the 4L proposition I shall stick
In a response something after this
(Continued on rage 2)
Three Churches Have Program;
Happiness Brought to
They came, they aaw, they were
If one Is to Judge from tha large
number of favorable comments beard
on the streets every one of the large
audience which attended the com
manlty Christmas tree and program
at the Methodist church last Saturday
night waa well pleaaed with the
Considering the time given to re
hearsals an excellent program was
rendered. A beautifully decorated
tree occupied an Important place.
At the cloae of the program a treat
waa distributed to all present with
some left over which was later given
to children of the town who were not
at the program.
On Friday evening each one or the
churchea put on a Christmas tree and
a program. At the Baptist church
a tree and program waa put on with
a treat for the children. The Christ
Ian church gave what they termed a
"white Christmas". A tree and pro
gram waa given and a treat for the
children. Gifts were brought bi
everyone for the purpose of distri
buting to the' missionary fields. The
Methodist 8unday school put on a
fine program and tree and at the
cloae the children received a treat
The committees in charge wish to
thank the brgantzsttoh whof gave
funds for the community tree, also
all who helped In any war to put the
affair over. The financial committee
aska that any unpaid bills be pre
sented at once. The financial com
mittee, consisting of Fred Lemley.
chairman, W. P.. Tyson and Bert
Snook.' makes the following report
4th of July, fund $122.01
W. O. W.
Liberty lodge 171 A.F.AA.M
Knights and Ladles of Security
Neighbors of Woodcraft
I. O. O. F. F , '.
Cash (F. B. jHaml'n)
4L Local No. 70. ..
Rebekah lodge No. 85.
Transfer and car hire .
Ketels drug store
Farmers Exchange ..
Messenger service, etc,...
C. . F. Egglmann . -
M. C. Bressler Son .....
McDowell Dep't etore
Refund from Egglmann
- Total expense ....$101.93
Cash la bank to credit
of community fund .'..$113.08
The News $1.75 In advance.
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DAIRYMEN SHORT COURSE
WILL START NEXT WEEK
Butter. Cheese, Ice Cream Making
and Factory Management Offered
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallla, Dee. 29. The eight week's
course In butter and cheese making,
cream, freezing and, paildng; dairy
chemistry and bacteriology factory
management starts January 2 at
O. A. C.
The principles of creamery butter
making will Include construction
management sad car of cream
approved methoda of manufacture,
sampling and grading, pasteurization
and ripening of cream, and churning
and packing butter. .
Commercial manufacture of Ched
dar cheese will cover every detail' of
the process, factory construction and
management with records of differ
ent operations to note effect on fin
Ice cream study and practice will
consider the different mixes for' var
ious frozen products and their freez
ing, packing and sale.
Factory management wllj help the
man who la creamery manager to
solve the problems of business man
Creamery teats will show both
standard and Babcock testa with
short cuts and conveniences, kulck
tests for adulterants and preservatives,-
curd activity and aedlment
Rairy chemistry and bacteriology
are very elemetary, designed to en
able the operator to make the simple
testa for acidity, total solids, effect
of pasteurization and understand gen
eral sanitation and cleanliness.
Men who have had experience la
dairy factories will have more advanced-
work than those who are pre
paring to begin.
THREE L WOMEN ARE
ENTERTAINED BY 4L-MEN
After the business meeting of the
Loyal Legion last Monday night' the
men hastily got up a program which
delighted those present R. D. Wllson
at the piano and Mr. Pardee with his
faithful violin gave' two numbers;
Walter Gossler and' George Slgnor
rendered a duet and P. A. Woolley
sang and gave a reading.
Refreshments , that approached the
nature of banquet were served by
the men, women of the Ladles Loyal
Legion being special . guests. It . Is
said that aome of the 2L- women, have
announced , their intention of taking
a vacation- and let their men folk do
the cooking at home, ao well did they
perform Monday night .
The next meeting; . of the Ladles
Loyal Legion la to be beU at the homo
of . Mrs. Jess Smitaon,. on G street
between 7th and 8th streets, , Wed
nesday, January ,12. At .that, time
there will be election of officers and
all members are , requested to be
MORE BOY 8COUTS PA8S
THE TENDERFOOT TEST
At a recent meeting of the Bor
Scouts In vesture services .were given
at which those who had passed the
tenderfoot test received the scout
badges, thus becoming actual Boy
Following are the names of the
boys: Nell Nelson Horace Myers,
Earl Calkins, Earl Roberts, John
Knight, Kenneth Dillard, Eugene
Walker, George Jones, Carl Fisher,
Byron Cowart ' John Halaey, and
EMIL SCHEIM AND MISS
BLANCHE HAYNES MARRIED
On Christmas day Emil Schetn and
Mlaa Blanche Haynes were united in
mcrrlage at the Methodist parsonage
in thla city. There were a few rela
tives present to witness the cere
mony and bid the young couple God
Miss Ilaynea is the grand daughter
of Mr. end Mrs. R. W. Haynes. who
live about three mllea east of town.
MiV and MVjfi. chelnj will make
their home at Elmira, Oregon.
Adney Signor of Schofield spent
Christmas with his parents here.
CARE OF FARM
Special Short Course at O. A. C
In Handling off Power
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallls. Dec. 29. "The farmer of today
operates mora kinds of machinery
and haa more responsibility la their
car and efficiency than the avenge
professional mechanic in tbe.eity,,
says -W, J. Gilmore, in announcing
bis tractor and farm machinery abort
courses at O. A. C, starting January
3. One course will run for two weeks
and the other for 12. A second two
week course will begin January 17.
The two-week course - Is aimed to
help the' farmer select the type of
i tractor best suited to hla needs, sad
to overhaul it and his other machines
for upkeep and repairs. Much pra-
tlce will be given in operating single
and multiple cylinder engines, and
in running tractors in and out doors.
' The 12 week course will consist of
InstrucUon and practice In running
tractors and In learning the construc
tion and care of tractor ' motors sad
other farm machinery.
"Many small repairs and adju;
menta can be mad? enly with the all
of shop experience' aya Professor
Gilmore. "This experience can b ob
tained with comparatively little train
ing. Delays In matter the repairs;
though, are often expensive In bod
time and money."
Farmers and otiier students taking
these courses will have the benefit
of 12 makes and models of tractorv
provided for the purpose. Several
;-ctlcaJ representative s of ' eastern
factories bare promised fto be on
Hand 'to help out In toe training:
Many types of fain machinery and1
oqujpmet are brought In for over
hauling by the stu tents, under iper-'
vislrA of'tfie tnstructrrs. ": ; -
ABE VVEIN8TEIN AflDr TWO '
PALS ROB P0RTLANDER3
The following taken from the Teie
, gram of Dec. 29 will ; be of interest
to Springfield -people. Abe Weia
steiiv one of the. young- men com
mitting the holdup, la a son , of . L
Welnsteln who formerly was s inter
ested In the Farmers Exchange here;
and Abe waa employed' for a- time- at
the store.. . ,;.; v. .,. , . .
"The flash of diamonds on1 the fincv
era of Mrs. R. (M. Cleveland , whoa
husband operates- the cigar ataads la
' the Selling; and Northwestern Natto fe
el Bank buildings. 1 held responsible
for, the fact that two -young; men. are
In the city Jail today facing charge
of highway robbery, which carries a
eentenca of anything up to- life in the
penitentiary. ., , . .
. Joe Green burg, aald by police to be
a Seattle gangster) and Abe Weta-stein,-
who served a term In the coun
ty Jalj' on conviction of complicity la
the wool thefta-laet spring, are the
men In JaiL . . . .. , r
According to police, they have coav
, fesaed that, with a third companion,
they held up Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
at Eleventh and College streets Mon
day night and robbed them of about
$2500 worth of Jewelry.
MIS3 8IKES TO WORK IN
SALEM. DURING LEGISLATURE
Miss Dorris Sixes will go to Salem
the first of January where ahe will
take a position on the Oregon States
man as reporter during the session
of the legislature. Miss Sikes for
merly worked there while attending
MARCOLA COUPLE WEDDED
ON CHRISTMAS DAY
At a quiet home wedding L Miss
Flora, Smith, of Marcola, was mar
ried to Henry May of Portland on
Christmas day at noon. . The cere
mony was performed by Rev. F. M.
Wltham, of Marcola, at the home of
the bride's parents. After the cere
mony a wedding dinner waa served
and the couple soon left by auto tor
I Portland where they will make their
home. Only relatives of the couple
(and Rev. and Mrs. F. M. Witham
i were present
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