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fcnilNGFIEU), LANE COUNTY. OREGON, TIIURSDA Y, MAY 19, 1921.
MEASURES TO BE VOTED ON
i AT THE SPECIAL ELECTION
Three constitutional amendments
and two atatntory measure are to ho
submitted to tie voters of Oregon at
the special ctct-tloii to be held on June
7. All of them are refered by ttia
nKlntnt!v assembly. Katli of them
except tho lust Is supported, In ttio
state pamplltt. by an argument ore
pared by a Joint commute of the two
hotisua of the JrglKlatlvo assembly,
appointed for lint purpose. We glvo
below a brief nummary of these
jneasures, In their order, with the
numbers they will hour on the ballot.
Home of thm would require moro
space than wo can at thla tlmojom
inatul to set them fourth so that lley
could be clearly understood.
Numbers 200 and 301 Amendment
flxliiK the limit of I''" regular session
of tho legislative a!!!i!y ft BO tl i y
limiting the time for the Introduction
of MIU, except appropriation and pub-
lie defense bills, to the first 40 days; Uv enttlled. 'Hygcnlc marriage ex
flxlng the limit of a sp-clal aeaalon liminaton flnl nMBM) blll." There
at 20- daya; fixing the compensation nBV0 b,on mhny aUftmpU , Oregon
of membera ut five dollar per dav,jnm, olh(,r Mates. In late years, to
besides mileage of thr-e dollara for lvKuInt() hy jKlatlon the matter to
wry 20 loll, a of ncceaaary travel ; whch 1nU ,,, r,ferg LpRH,atlon
eacl wuy. in (,U( n muttera may be brotigl t Into
Tho time limits fixed for the boh j uch shape, In the course of tho next
nlong nre probably baaed on sound ( few year, as to constitute a real and
conslderat'on; the limit of tlm-e foi salutary reform.. Rut this bill, In all
tho Introduction of bills will probably (Jf Its parts. Is so awkwardly thrown
promote care and thoroughness In the together that, even If the voter thlnkn
preparation and consideration of ( that a needed reform should be otig1 1
measures; the compensatlou sterns by the methods Indicated In this bill,
Just; some voters will doubtless think we honestly think ho will do well to
the mileage allowance excessive.
Numbers 302 and 303. Amend-1
inent. to provide for tho Ihsua of
bonds not to exceed three per cent
of tie asscscd vaftintlon of all pro
Petty In tho state, to create a fu.id
to bo known as ih"Vor!d war vet
erans' Htato aid fund."
The aid provided is optional with
the service msn: either a cash bonus
based on length of rorvloe, not to tx-
e'd a total of $500; or a loan on
real estate, not MwiJtmr75 per
cent of valuo. The possible maxl-.tnia
mum of such loan U stated as $4000;
but the legislative act upon whicl
tho amendment Is based allows only
$3000; ho -.that Is the available limit
f the loan If the amendment carrlesw
Terms of Issue of bonds and certain
other details to be flxd by statue.
The beneficiary must have been at
tlo time of entering the service, an I
must be at tie time of upplylng for
tho benefit a resident of Oregon.
It Is Mt forth in the argument, In
effect, that all the operations of the
proponed legislation will ensure to !
the pcrmaiK'iit benefit of tho state of
Oregon; that it will tend to tho de -
velopment of undeveloped property;
Htlmulato home building; Identify tho
Interests of tl beneficiary with tho
state; stabilize population and In
dustry. A careful study of tho pamphlet
will be necessary to give the voter n
clear view of the workings of the pro
Numbers 304 and 305 An amend-
ment, In the form of an addition, to
section 15a. art. 5 of the. constitution,
the effect of which Is to give the
governor power to veto the emerg
ency clause of any bill, will out af
fecting the rest of the bill. At pro
sent, the governor, must veto thements
Springfield High Sch OOI
presents their Commenement Play
A Cometfy Drama In 4 acts
OVEU 2ia HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT
Between act stunts and Orchestra Specials
FRIDAY, MAY 27th
Reserved Beats on sale Tuesday May 24, at Eggknan's.
SCHOOL BOND SOLD;
THREE TEACHERS ELECTED
At It meeting Monday evening,
tie achool board accepted the bid of
Keeler Droit., a well known firm of
bond dealers, and cloaed a deal for
the aata of the achool house bond
voted at the late election to that firm.
They take the whole Issue of 147,000.
Tire aale waa at par. The bonda run
twenty year. Reductions of tho
inlnclpul to begin after ten yearn.
The dlbtrlct has an option to pay tho
pry rata, amount or more. Rate of
Interest at 6 per cent
At the same meeting, Mrs. Carpen
ter, teacher of mathematlra, and Miss
Martha Williamson, domestic sclenco
teacher, In tho high achool, wore re
elected. Mr. Lombard waa elected
to a grade position. In place of Miss
I'uchett, who had been elected, but
did not accept.
, whole bill or let It all etand.
i Numbers 306 and 307-"-A irnnosed
mark. No. 307. and let somebody who
can pass a better mental test In thli
particular line than (he framer of
thl bill could could lave a try at tho
Jr.b. It is instlO'!Me whether
either the statement of purpose orivote3 by tne People,
tho syllabus of the act sets forth thej Astoria has completed
real purpose of the bill; but If tlrtPer cost'ng $1,200,000.
Idea that would naturally be gathere ? J Fl Industry growing,
fortune reading of tho wholo Jumble i" 'at Aiimsvllle has
ts tho correct one. wo have no heslta. j planted.
- Hon In pronouncing the blll a bad on-?
'The gist Of the matter Is found In
part or aecuon i: it lorutai me
: llsKUHiica of a marrlago license to per-
sons who have not both passed an!;'fy-
examination by a competent and
regularly I'cetised physician "as to
their Icatth, In regard to contagious
or communicable veneral d'f",iBt's.
and mentality, as shown by the pyal
(Continued on page four) .
HALL'S STORE CLOSED
Hall made his recent
Wit en W. A
fiiii-ceHtilvo un non ncemn!
of what i
wyie set forth as forced sales, the
people of the community did not gen-j
erally take the urgency of the case'
seriously enougn. Hut tt now ap-,
pears that he was simply making a. j
frank statement of the actual state j
tf the cane. After his last announ
ced salo had been going a few days, j
n notice appeared on the door: "In
the hands of the receiver. No sales
made. No repairing." Tho store
waa closed and Invoicing was going
on. This week a notice has been up,
stating that the business is in the
bands of W. L. Sabln, assignee. The
stock we understand, la to be offered
for sale. At present, Mr. Hall Is out
of business; whether permanently or
not may depend on future adjust-
Salem carpenters working; at from
$5 to 17.50 a, day.
Deschutes county to vote on $50,
000 road bond Issue.
O. W. n. N. Co. spent $10,767,820
In Portland In 1920. Of tils wages
Salem. Burned Willamette gym
naslum to be rebuilt.
Hood River. flnler and Trout Lake
auto stage line starts.
Bouth Portland to have branch li
brary costing $18,000.
Riverside, Linn .county, to have a
community bouse. .
Astoria. New Youngs Day sawmill
completed and starts operations.
Engineers of the Oregon bureau of
mines and geology will undertake
field projects this summer In at least
six mining districts throughout tho
state In the mapping and Investiga
tion of mineral resources that will
call for tie expenditure of tho major
portion of 'the $25,000 state appro
priation available during the year,
according to the announcement of 11.
M. Parks, director of the bureau.
Mr. Parks will superintend In person
the further Investigation of the Col
umblA county Iron and coal deposits
which are looked upon as some of the
most Important mineral bodies In the
State highway commission orders
overland crossings on railroads In
JTnlon end Daker counties costing
Eugene. $150,900 modern apart
ment house to be built.
Salem Capital Journal. "Total
taxation for 1920 In Oregon Is M!,
117,367. as against $32,596,695 In 1919,
an Increase of $j520,672. The In-
'crease Is due largely to special levies
One farm- i
j Co. consld -ring building the
jCswego Canby cutoff. '
, ouwiuaru un to. io ru:ia
three tanks of 100,000 gallons capa
Portland to gt another five story
concrete automobile warehouse.
Echo. 20.000 sheep sheared at
Tie Oregon City newsprint mil s
cut wages 20 per cent; also same cut
at Salem paper mill.
Marshfleld. Starting of two Coos
LDay sawm'lls employing 300 men to
' r?'.,ev "Pl"et situation. East
side mm to resume soon
Portland. Ten of the eighteen
Columbia- river sawmills operating.
Lumber conditions Improving and
majority of Oregon mills resume
Nyssa school building nearing com
pletion. Much building in progress
In resldental district.
Nearly a million dollars to be spent
for state highways and bridges this
CHAS. F. KEZAR
Chns. F. Kezar. a retired fnmmr
from Alberta, who came here about
two years ago, died at. his home on
south' D street, between Mill and 1
2nd. last Saturday morning, of hard
enlng of the arteries. The funeral!
waa at Walker's chapel. Monday!
afternoon, and was conducted by Rev.
Thos. D. Yarnea. The burial was at
Laurel Hill cemetery.
Mr. Kezar was about 64 years old.
He leaves a widow and three children
by former marriage; one daughter.
Mrs. R. A, Denny, living in Eugene;
another daughter ln Chicago, and a
son ln Alberta. "
CIVIC CLUB NOTES
Parents ch:uld attend teachers
meeting, and discusa with the edu
cators what the world holds for their
children after school days are over,
And how well tie school la doing Its
work to prepare them for their work"
Jn life. Most discussions deal with
methods of subjects familiar in the " In our children and let us try to keep
schools, but should take'up also thelQ"are pegs from round holes. Co-
ways and means to make boys and
girls Into healthy, keen minded men
and women, with hlgl Ideals of Ameri
can citizenship. The - school roo
and Its txaminatlona are not the end
nd aim of education but the straight
ith to broader and iattar koate aaa .
FOUR O. A. C. 8CHOLAR8HIP3
TO BE COMPETED FOR
The Department of Industrial Joor
naltsm of the O. A. C. Is offering four
cant, scholarships of $100 each, to be
competed for by high school gradu
ates of thla year or those graduating
within the past year who have not
Competitive contests will be con
ducted In Springfield by F. D. Hamlin,
principal of the high sctool. Thus
far one senior, Miss Maurine Lombard
has entered. Three separate contest
will determine the winner; the firs!
In esay writing, Judged on originality
the second In the form of effeclency
tests; the third on ability In extem
The first contest will be conducted
In tie various high schools of Oregoa
in the next two weeks. Printed rules
governing the contest are being sent
out to the high schools from the
college. Detailed Information can be
obtained from Supt. Hamlin.
Regular meeting of the Chamber
tf Commerce. Friday evening. May
20th at Morrison's hall.
ORDER. OF EVENT8 FOR THE
The order of the events connected
with the closing of the school year,
as now laid out, is about as follows:
Tie postponed May Day program
wlil occupy the whole of Friday after
noon, the 20th, beginning at 1:30, tie
weather permitting. It will be on the
Lincoln school grounds, and all the
grades will contribute to the program
which consists of Hongs, drills, May
polo dance and other features. May
Queen, Myrtle Harvey. Maids of
fconor: Atizellne "Fischer. Cnndanfoi
Ufc,)han' -Sophia Shahan, Elizabeth
Hughes. We have not space for. the!
At tho High School building, at 8'
p. m. Friday, a literary program will
i bo given, consisting of one number by!
each 6t tte claaaes of the high 'school, j
iue mgn ocnooi orcnesira. iea py
Prof. Perfect, will furnish music for
the occasion. After the program, a
pie social will be given. The pro
ceeds to go to the benefit of the
Armenian Relief fund. The Ugh
school assunved responsibility for
the keeping of three orphans, on an
estimate of $G0 each for a year $180
The order of the work for the last
week of the school will be as follows:
Sunday evening, the 29tt, the bac
calaureare sermon will be preached
at the -Methodist church by the pastor
Rev. Thos. D. Yarnes. Theme: Mak- f,nlucKy- the two young people ac
Ing Our Dreams Come True." Ircompanied by Margarets mother
Friday evening, the 27th. tiu motored to Albany, Called on the Rev.
Senior Class play, "Home Ties,"' will j Mr- Poling, of the Presbyterian churcr.,
be presented at tie Bell theatre. Th ,and were united in the holy bonds of
receipts will go .to the general high i matrimony. They came back the
Monday, the 30th, being Decoration
Day will be a holiday for the school.
t Tuesday and Wednesday, final ex
Tuesday evening, 31st, reception to
!'Sen!or c,ass at the residence of Supt
evenlngv June 1st,
i(Sen,or reception by th Junior elass,
Tlursday. 2nd. class exercises at
the High school building In the morn
ing. Picnic in the afternoon.
Fridav, 3d, Commencement Day.
Assembly, for grades and cards.
Friday evaning, commencement ex
ercises at the Methodist church. (eI10WS convention and took part In
Address by Trof. John C. Almack, jf the parade at Albany Wednesday,
the U. of O. Theme: "Tte Theory of Springfield's band ot 16 pieces at
Success." , . tended as a part of the delegation and
had 'the honor of leading the Grand
community living. lodge in the parade, although It waa
If the early Impulses and pet Idea's Intended that tho band elould march
of children are .encouraged and de- w'.th the Springfield delegation, which
veloped, the positions tley are to fill would have given the boys the pub
wIU mean opportunity, and their work.Hclty they were entitled to.
will be a pleasure instead of Irksome. The parade was one of the largest
To find the natural Inclination 0f ,rraternal paradea ever held in tt
children for what they are best Itted
is to find the making of many a
genius. We must work for capability
operation ot parents and teach ira
will bring harmony and help In the
making of true and loyal citizens.
WIU Gott Is opening a shoe repair
shop ln a small frame bulldlag oo
pesile the News offls.
SPRINGFIELD 80LDIER BOY
BROUGHT HOME FOR BURIAL
The four brothers of the Neata
family, wbos home was Just beyond
the Laurel Hill cemetery, George F..
Jesse, Eary C and Vernon L., entered
the United Slates service In tho
world war. The two older went over
seas, and were In the thick, of th
fight In France and along the border.
Jesse, the second son, was in scrvico
on tie other side 25 months and 8
days. Fred, as the eldest was called.
Saw about 13 months service over
there He was badly gassed In one
of the fierce battles along the bor
der of France, early in September,
1918. He did not receive medical at
tention quickly enough after he re
ceived the dose of gas, pneumonia
set in soon after he reached the hos
pital, and he died In a few days.
Tie brothers here have received
word in the last few days that Fred's
remains were on the way from Franco
and were expected to arrive In New
York on the 21. If there Is no un
usual detention ln New York, they
should arrive hre about the 26th.
They will be buried in Laurel Hill
cemetery, close to the old home. Tie
American Legion here, of which, tho
three surviving brothers are membera
Trill have charge of the funeral and
burial. Of course the remains cannot
The home coming and burial of tho
remains of the dead soldier boy will
be a severe trial to the parent.?, es
pecially the mother, who is somewhat
feeble; but since the son must suffer
.the common fate of the soldier, it
should be a comfort to know that his
body Is brouglt back to his native
country, and buried hard by his boy-
SPRING A SURPRISE
Two known Springfield young
. people have been playing what they
may consider a neat trick on their
circle of friends, but the latter fetl
mey e noen aggr.ereo in.
being cut out of the chance of holding
a grand pow-wow over the young
couple as is usual In suet cases. Sid
ney V. Ward and Miss Margaret Pearl
Tomseth had been associated ln their
work at thetleatre; he as manager
and she at the ticket window. Every
thing appeared to be going on as
usual, and the aforesaid friends sup
posed that If anything out of " the
everyday course of ttlngs took place
they would be called in to help out.
But on the 6th of May, which wa3
Friday, a day which some people call
same day. and went on with their or
dinary duties as usual. The truth
did not leak out until Tuesday of this
week. All that the friends wl om
they have thus slighted can do about
it is to come up and tender congratu
lations. The bride la a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Pete Tomseth. The youni?
couple will continue to live In Spring
field. TtEBEKAHS AND ODDFELLOWS
ATTEND ALBANY CONVENTION
Rebekahs and Oddfellows to tta
number of about 70 attended the Odd
state outside of Portland and wai
worth going miles to see. One of
the large truck drivers that made
the trip from here stated this morn
ing that he didn't care If he did have
to walk a (ewmlles for gasoline tla
trip was worth U. ; " "
The eighth grade examinations for
the Springfield schools will be h.vJd
at the Liaoola scl.ool building Jaae
gLk; llkaaa lt. ,