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Bmi NO FIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921.
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PROBABLE RAISE IN
STREET CAR PARES
V. II. Lewis of Eugene, traveling
traffic agtit of the Southern Pacific
company, called on the News lt
Monday, Mr. .Lewi submitted the
following statement of financial con
UHlon affecting the Eugene-Spring-fit-Id
atreet car system;
Klxed valuation, $519,856. The
tual valuation la considerably more,
on account of repairs and Improve
tnents that have been made.
For the year ending June 30, 1920,
tie earning wwre $ 7,118, and the
expenaca were $103,713, leaving a de
ficit of $36X9)7. The Indications are
that at the end or thla fiscal year
there will be aa large a deficit aa
!at year. If not larger.
Thla exhibit la evidently made to
Prepare the public mind for a ralae In
atreet car farea, for which an appli
cation baa already been made to the
state railroad commission. A elate
ment waa made In tie Oregonlan
several daya ago that the raise bad
Already been ordered, to take effect
uly 1st. The fare waa to be raised
from five centa to eight cente for
each division of the trip from Spring
field to Eugene, or 1$ centa for the
through trip. Thla . statement waa
premature, but It probably' Indicates
what la coming.
W. O. W. OECORATION
The membera or the W. O. W. and
their families and friends will meet
at the hall at 9:30 a. m.. next 8unday
and proceed to Laurel Hill cemetery,
tor the annual ceremony of decora
tion of tte graves of membera of the
order and their families. Following
are the namea of tboae whom graves
are to be decorated :
Chaa. Cleaver, Grant Holcomb, E.
8. Anders, Fred Rich. Cbas. 8tevena.
Arthur Ktrkland, John McGilL Drown.
Albert 8. Walker, Ore, Trine, C. W.
Rychard. E. C. Coloord, Delph, James
Casteel. Harry .Bryan,
At the Free Methodist conference,
at Grants Paaa. laat week, the follow-i
In mlnlatera artl known In thla I
vicinity, were stationed at the places
D. D. Dodge, district elder of this
district for several years, at Grants j
Pass; L. M. Phillips, pastor at West;
Sprlngfeld a few yeara ago. at Trail, j
Jaskson county; R. H. Dollarbide, a ,
farmer psfor terer and later d1s-j
trict elder, at Roseburg; Ernest F. .
Lee, brought up at West' Springfield,
at Star on Row river; Otto D. Fuson.
lately engaged In
Marshfleld, Is the
mission work at
pastor at West
The members and attendants of the
Baptist Sunday achool will bold an
all-day picnic at Campbell'a grove
down the river, next Saturday. Thy( The baccaluareate address will be
will meet at the church at 9:30 a. m. .given by Virgil Johnson,' of tie class
and go In a body. Everyone con
nected with the 8unday achool fa re
quested to come and bring his own
C. N. Parker, of Portland, who haa
been in charge of the Hall stock of
goods for several weeks aa the rep
resentative of the receiver. Is
leased from his task by the sale ofene depot with heavy baggage. He
the stock. He will remain here forjenM attend the annual session of
a few daya on other business. the North Pacific District of the
J. L. Underwood, wife and sort (Church of the Naserene. wlich in
Neal; Randolph Kuhn and Lloyd Gil-j dudes the territory west of the Cas
son. all of Lebanon, and former par-''a,,e" 1 Oregon and Washington and
Istloners of Rev. T.'D. Yames, were the whole of British Columbia,
guesta at the Methodist parsonage The city street force is patching
Sunday. Ncal Underwood and Ran-; the pavement along Main atreet.
dolph Kuhn are students at the state
Pin M.I. n.V. - l.t A. tmm
riu wim iui lung nun? i
been employed In Portland, Is spend-j Donald of Tlgard. Oregon, sisters of
qng this week with his relatives and Dr. Pollard are visiting here this
friends- here. week and also attending tte Grange
j . convention at Eugen. Mrs. Randall
I, CARD OF THANKS an . orficer of the Grange. Mrs.
' We wish to extend our tuont sincere ( Tlgard and Mrs. McDonald are dele
thanka and appreciation to the Amerl-: gates.
can Legion, Loyal Legion, the G. A.
R., the pastor and membera of the M.
E. church and tre many friends' and
neighbors who have so kindly assisted
us during the burial of our dear son
and brother, and for the many beau
tiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. G. II. Meats and
fisturday evening the Senior play,
jj0m Ties" was prevented at tbe
; rw-n treat re. The bouses waa filled
almoat to capacity. The twt recelpta
were over $60.
Biinday evening the baccalaureate
wnuon waa preached In the Methc-
ac-;tlst church by Rev. Thoa. D. Yarnea,
the pastor. Theme: "Making Our
Dreams came True." Text: Ovn.
37:20. A fair congregation attended.
Tuesday evening a reception waa
glvrn to the Senior Class at the resi
dence of Supt. Hamlin. All membera
of the class were present Social
games and refresl ments were tbeH
feat a res. Mrs. Deete and Mrs. Tor
bet assisted Mrs. Hamlin In .enter
taining tire gueata.
Wednesday evening the Junior
class gave reception to the Seniors
at the Lincoln achool.
The Commencement exercises will
be beld at the Methodist church to
morrow evening. The Commence
ment address will be by Prof. John C.
Almack. of tie U. of O. 'Theme:
"The Theory of Success."
Springfield's annual Roae Show
will be beld at the library Thursday
June 9th. afternoon and evening.
Prises for rosea on display1 will be
given aa follows:
Clans A Best Individual table dla
play of twelve varieties.
Class B Best collection of six of
Class C Best collection " of three
of one variety.
Class D Best alngte bod or bios
No display exhibits will be accept
ed 'after 11 o'lock Thursday morn
ing. All containers will be fur
nished. Committee on registration
are Mrs. Elisabeth Page and Hannah
Hill. Chairman of Decoration com
mute,. Mrs. Carl Olson. Refreshment
con)muee: Mrs. I A. Valentine.
A cordial Invitation la extended to
every lady In Springfield to bring the
rosea from t er own garden and by so
doing help to make this annual affair
167 TO BE GRADUATED
FROM STATE UNIVERSITY
University of Prvgon. Eugene, May
30. On the twentieth of June, 167
students will be graduated from the
University of Oregon. This Is the
largest of tie 43 graduating classes
turned out by the Unverslty. .
Of those graduating, 120 wilt re
ceive the degree of bachelor of arts,
,2 bachelor of science, 4bachclor of
science in education. 13 bachelor of
business administration. 1 bachelor or
music and 5 bachelor of law.
The commencement address will be
given by M. Edgsr Bi Piper, editor
of the Morning Oregonlan.
of '96. who la now general secretary
of the National Association of Trav
elers' Aid Societies with headquar
ters In. New York.
Rev. H. c. Ethell returned from hla
trip to Seattle about" 3 o'clock Tues-
day morning, wslking from the Eu
Mrs. Kate Randall, of Oregon City,
sister of Mrs. W. H. Pollard, and Mrs.
Rosa TJgard and Mrs. Herbert Mo-
Mra. Belle Spong of the Hotel Spong
left this morning for a mouths vaca
tion In different parts of California.
. Tie bids on the new High School
building will be opent'd at a meeting
of the school board to be held next
Monday evening, unless a postpone
ment should be necessary on account
of a conflict of dates.
The regular meeting of the Cham
ber of Commerce will be postponed
one week, on account of tte Com
mencement exercises. Tte date will
be Friday evening, June 10.
Salem. $12,863 Industrial building
going In at deafmute achool.
. 8. P, Co. cuta lumber ratea to ter
minals which will help Interior mills
make larfsr shipments for export
Application of Eastern Oregon aaw
mills for reduction In accident Insur
ance rates under atate workmen's act
Hood River to have new two-story
grade school coating $27,611.
- Condon Globe Times aold to N. C.
Westcott of .late Aurora Observer.
Clataon lumber mill eloaed Indefi
nitely on account of teavy Astoria
Portland Westover terraces to
have ten new dwellings, costing from
$7500 to 116,000.
Albany baa completed plans for a
$45,000 Junior high school.
Philomath planning to build a fruit
Salem. 75 applicants are in for
three positions of state, highway pa
trol. Southrn Pacific and other ralj
roads placing large orders for lumber.
Oswego. Contract let for building
Elk Rock tunnel on 8. P. Co. line.
Bute hlglway commission let 100
miles of road contracts last week.
8teamer Willamette - loaded with
lumber gets off after 3 weeka of
Llnnton to have street car aervlca
after suspension for msny years.
Oregon and Washington lumber ca:
for 1920 exceeds all past records, total
ling 3,841,000.000 feet The bousing
shortage continues to grow wore.
Estimated shotage" now over a mil
lion dwellings. .
Portland. Pcnaicsula Lumber com
pany to build i7S.000 plant work
la started. " -
. Grants Pass. Work to ' start on
$200,000 Savage Rapids dam.
Portland. Cfty sewer building on
$03,000 job exceeda the estimated
cost by $26,000.
Marshfleld votes June 4 on $85,000
Managers of Eugene fair grounds
erecting race horse barn,
Lorane Harney county, building
Nyssa. $30,000,000 of ore blocked
out at Red Ledge mine.
"Wheeler. Building boom on along
beach from Bar View to Manhattan.
Postal Telegraph Co. to rebuild
line between Gloge and Astoria at
cost of $60,000.
Trl-weekly passenger service will
be restored on June 1 between Eu
gene and Marshfleld and t trough
scanaara sleeping car service will
also be restored between Portland
Klamath Falls. $20,000 Lost River
diversion dam to be built near Merill.
Astoria. $75,000 being expended on
Young's river naval station.
State highway projects total $21.
293. 606. counties to pay $10,830,974.
Hood River. Columbia Gorge hotel
Hood River. Apple Growers' Aa
sociatlon distributes $50,000 to apple
growers. Total disbursements for
1920 crop now $1,140,000.
Lebanon paper mill employes get
20 percent wage reducUon. which
places minimum pay at about $3.25
per day and $6 maximum.
Salem. Oregon Growers ship 100,
000 pounds prunes to London during
Excavation completed for Hood
Rlver'a new $40,000 theatre, com
pletely equipped, and with aeating
capacity of 900. "
First National Bank of Aurora witt
G2 stockholders soon to be ready for
business. i New building to be erected
, Lincoln county proposes td cooper
ate with atate In grading and maca-J
damlsing Corvallld Newport highway
to Benton county line, expending;
$213,240 of total" cost of highway, or
40 per cent. I
m . . ... 1
wuny new couagea building on
One of the 5 new laws to be en
acted June 7, hygienic , marriage ex
aminations, would cost about $500,-
000 a year to enforce, and much of
tlFUNERAL AND BURIAL
OF OEORGE F. MEATS
The casket containing the remains
Cl CorporsI George F. Meats reacred
Springfield last Sunday evening, and
waa kept In Walkers undertaking par-
Jtors until the funeral, at 1 p. m. yes
terday, it waa draped with the
American flag on all Its journey from
France. The funeral was held in the
Id. E. church. A large congregation
aas present The American Legion
of which his three brotters are mem
bers, had general charge, acting as
pallbearers and furnishing the firing
squad. The G. A. R. attended In a
body. Rev. F. E. Fisher of Dallas.
Oregon, formerly pastor of tbe Evan
gelical ctnrch In Eugene, and an old
friend of the family, preached the
The body was buried In Laurel Hill
cemetery, near bis former home.
He was born in Benton county. Ore
jron, April 6, 1885. Came with his
oarents Into tbe neighborhood where
khey now live, July 5. 1904.
Fred, aa he was commonly called,
enlisted for service on the Mexican
oorder in August. 1916; served there
about six months with Battery A,
Oregon Field Artillery; was mustered
Into the federal service early In 1917;
and went over seas Jan. 19, 1918. He
served in tbe Artillery in some of the
heaviest engagementa in Northern
France. He was decorated with the
Croix de Guerre for meritloua aervloe
In support of a French division at Ju
vtgney, Sept. S to (. He waa ser
lously gassed in this action but re
covered. He afterwards had Influen
za, followed by pneumonia, from
which be died In a hospital Jan. 31.
1919. The circumstances of bis death
left no question about tte identity of
his body. : . ' .
He is survived by his parents, Geo.
H. and Alice Meats; three brothers,
Jesse, Earl . and Vernon L.;and
four alstera, Mrs. Ivy Davidson, Ur.
Bessie Weed. Mrs. Edna Gardner and
Mrs. Mabel Neet All live in thla Im
mediate vicinity except Mrs. Weed,
who Urea near Timber. Tillamook
this would fall on tbe general tax
payer. La Grande. Palmer sawmill to
start operations soon.
Bend. Farm products distribution
company to erect $20,000 building.
Paper mills at Salem and Oregon
City reduce wages 20 per cent.
St Helens sends shipload of Wast
lngton and Idaho pine to South
Four hundred atate lawa went Into
effect during the past week.
Corvallia to pave north 9th street
to connect Pacific highway.
Medford. Contract closed tor log
ging 87 million feet of timber In
Crater Lake National Park east of
Butte Falls. .
La Grande. Union county votes
Jane 7 on salary raise bill.
New business booked by Oregon
and Washington ' sawmills for the
paat week totaled 68 million feet pro
duction only 57 million.
Dallas, Independence and Mon
mouth may t are free postal delivery.
Roseburg. Work starts on $3000
business building. -
Roseburg. Work to start on trout
hatchery at Rock Creek.
Albany gets new business building
to cost $25,000.
Hood River to vote on ' $350,000
road bond Issue June 7.
Mollalla. $40,000 water bond elec
tion carries 106 to 12.
Work involving the expenditure of
$10,000 begins at once on Clatakanie
river hatchery; capacity 8.000.00 try.
Government work on tiandon bar !
La Pine. Work started on Third
street across meadow.
From Coryallla south to Monroe
paving to cost $226,652.
Brownsville votea $25,000 for new
Klamath Falls creamery moves Into
recently reconstructed building. New
machinery installed that will give the
plant capacity of 60,000' pounds of
butter per month.
Astorla..-ood Indications of gas
and oil at Lower Columbia Oil and
Gaa Co.'e well.
Astoria to have $40,000 apartment
house to relieve bousing problem.
The Decoration Day exercises were
under the direction of the American
nLeglon. tbe Grand Army men assist
ing. Tbe two posts and other citi
zens gathered at tte park at 9:30,
formed a procession of automobiles
and preceeded to Laurel Hill ceme
tery. The veterans gathered at tbe
reservation, and Capt. F. B. Hamlin,
chaplln of the Legion read tte burial
service of tbe Legion. At the con-
aclusion. committees from the Legion,
with G. A. R, men for guides deco
rated tbe graves.
After the return from Laurel Hlfl.
a deputation from the Legion went to
the Mt. Vernon cemetery, and deco
rated the graves there.
At 2 p. m. the band, followed by
the veterans, mart-bed to tne null
race, on 2nd atreet, wfcere tbe naval
decoration ceremony -took place. Rev.
Walter L. Bailey was pressed into ser
vice on short notice, and made a brief
address, which bas been greatly prais
ed. He also offered prayer.
At 2:30 the company gathered at
the stand for program, with Capt
Hamlin as master of ceremonies.
Tbe prayer and benediction were
by Rev. W. L. Bailey.
Lincoln's Gettysburg address was
read by W. F. Walker. , .
A male quartette sang "In Dream
An address was made by Co I. John
M. Williams, of Eugene. It consisted
largely of a review of the country's
wars from tire beginning.
-Handera' Field" was read by Miss
The "Star Spangled Banner" was
rendered by tbe band and audience.
The band furnished music throughout
WOMEN ON JURIES
The bill to permit women to serve
on juries should receive the vote of
every woman in the state. We
should say, perhaps, that It will r
ceivs tne vote ox every woman who
ttlnks. Just as in the case of suf
frage, there are women who did not
want to vote, there are women who
do not want to perform jury duty,
and whose votes may kill the bilL
Is there a better place for a woman
than on a jury before which Is being
tried another woman or minor boy or
girl? Who understands better than
a sister woman, tie woman's aide of
the problem? Who comprehends
better than the mother heart of every
woman no matter howJbdrhemay
be the temptationi to which the boy
for girl Anally yielded and which
brought them to court? 4
But In Oregon today, only men are
considered competent to judge. The
-oman who has borne the child,
nursed him. taught him In school and
guided him Into manhood. Is not con
sidered copetent under our laws to
Judge tlm la hla failure to meet
troubles and temptations.
What will the motherhood of Ore
gon answer at the polls on Jude 7th.
Fred Walker's team started yester
day afternoon while he was loading
eome atuft at Pitt's shop. One line
being down, te could not regain con
trol. They ran a short distance east
on C street straddled a tree and were
entangled and thrown, the wagon
overturned and the heavy toorue
shivered. Mr. Walker was thrown
out and was taken heme In a dased.
condition. It Is reported this morn
ing that tls Injuries are not serious.
The horses were not seriously Injured.
It bas been reported, on wtat
Kpeemed good authority, that the saw-
mill would open about July 1st But
Mr. Dixon has again announced that
there la no immediate prospect of
either mill opening.
The State Grange Is in session In
Eugene this week. The session open
ed Tuesday morning and continued
over Friday. Several hundred dele
gates are present. Lane county is
the banner county of Oregon for mem
bership of granges.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. .Gott,
May 26. a son.
Rev. Walter L. Bailey, now pastor
of the BiiDtlst church at Carlton. Or.
g0 vi8lted relatives and frlnda t
this" vicinity during the past week.
and took pait ,n tbe DeCOratton Day
exercises. Mrs. Bailey and the iittla
Jones accompanied him.