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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 8, 1914)
PVBLlBHBO RVEKY THUKHIMT
Entered in the postoflice at Ontario
Oregon, for trim "mi lo throngh the
innilx ah second-class matter.
M. R. BAIN.
VALE KNOCKS THE MALHEUR
COUNTY FARMERS AIL TIME
Whv do Villi" pi'opli- knock on dls
play of Malhcui count v furm products
at tho fair'' BMMMM llM fnlr Ih not
local. il at Vain Win did Vale Hunt
tin- iMiiiint taking over tlic fair lust
fall? BSCBBM it wan not locate at
Vale Win BBSS Vale kick about the
fair nt Ontario this fall'' Mi-cause they
hi i- In a county neat li: lit and want
to create dissension auiotiK the tax
payers or the whole county and kick
about something the Inxpavcrs own
themselves, iilthouu'h It Is the highest
single thing the countv Iiiih to adver
tise Its resource and bring new net
tle, anil new money into the county,
anil It Ih of luimeiiHf educational value
to the farmers making the dlapliivs
and visiting the fair, the. knock and
the Vale bund taken tin money.
Vale navn all the farmer or Mal
heur county are kicking Iicciiiihc Ida
ho mil noine of the prizes, and In name
Issue, their RfllfU and Mlg lletid BBS
renpnndentn writes thev were well
pleased a lib the fair and the many
prim they ot.
Vale Bay Idaho got all the prize
money. We regret In call thin a plain
I . rvday Me.
Malheur countv farmer got all the
bent hog and cattle prize. Mr. Mount -er
of Idaho, bad iiik herd of ilolHlein
milk COWfl with no competition ami got
a pii '
Cairo prei lin i oi Malheur mini
Iv not tbe blue ribbon and tint p !.
lor Ibc best at'.rlcullural c omtnuiillv
dlsphiv. Malheur OOBSt) tanners cot
tile big end ol tin' premiums lor pi ite
displays for fruit.
Malheur cniiiilv heemeu ,'ul the
prizes on hone)
Malheur countv larmern and hov
gnl the tlrni prizes on corn. The count)
court ol Malheur couiil) bus junt paid
the rnlluai I j i r lor two Malheur i mm
ft boN to lie state lair at Salem iih h
reward for raining the bent corn.
Ontario Is proud of all tliene thing!,
arc proud of what our farmer ralne
on our fertile noil, hut Vale I not.
Not one cent of the lunni") of the
lax pavers of Mallieur count) went to
Idaho people in prizes Thev were
paid bv the gate icclptn.
Idaho people who made dlsphiv s are
. . commended lor cntnlng over and
hel iiik out the Malheur county fair
lul Ibeir own admissions more than
paid their pn.e money they took away.
Iirivau, Cairo ami Ml- lieuil and
Moore's Hollow people made very
flue display I an I their Mull was taken
to the stale fair at Salem thin fall
anil has taken prize, thus advertis
I ii K Malhi'iir ciiuntv lo the world.
Win should Vale knock on the
product ol these prosperous communities"
Ing with Drogan to pull off thin deal.
Hrogan first demanded 20,000.0n.
Then it wan reported that $10,000.00
was to turn the trick and finally It
was decided that f r,000.00 wan all Vale
could ralne. They waited until the
lant minute that they could brine
In the men and make them legal
votern no an to get all men possible
with their money. Of course part of
the money has to be used to grease
tl.e pockets of the promoters of the
We wonder If Mr. Hrogan remembers
when one of the largest Institutions
In Vnle refused him credit for grocer
ies" We wonder If Hrogan remembers
when a Vale banker wrote a letter
east warning a prospctive investor
ir-ilnst Mii. ;ui and bin Hellenic'.'
A FEW VALE LIES ARE
EXPOSED TO THE LIGHT
WHO COT THE MONEY EOR
THE WATERWORKS AT VALE
Vale blown about their magnificent
water workn cnntlng fl lu.uiiii.iin. Sev
eral reputable contractors In this line
of work nay lao.non 00 would be a
fair price for what the city got.
Who got the difference''
H Vale defeat Ontario in tho
count) seal election thc will call
on the county to build them a court
limine costing, no they say $ 1 .Mi.oimi.oo.
W hen Ontario Is offering one free to
the county that will take care of the
county biislncs for the next fifty
yearn, who will get the difference be
tween the $150,000.00 and the $25..
000 00 1
Vale npe-nt $liO,ooo.oo for water
workn that don't fiirnlnh enough water
to nprlnkle (he street. WHO (JOT
II II fctONl .
Vale says: Nothing less than a
1150,000.00 court house will do for
Vale nays: The old stone court
house costing l8.oon.no now In use Is
good enough for Malheur county.
Vale says: The taxpaver of Mai
heur county paid the premiums this
fall to Idaho farmers.
The county dl I not give one cent
to the county fair thin fall. The
premiums were paid out of the gate
receipts of the fair and every prem
ium has been paid.
Vale says: "Ontario voters Hebel"
on the election voting bonds to build a
court house at Ontario.
Result of the bond election IM
votcn for the court house bonds; 8
Vale says: Ontario cannot sell the
court house bonds an they are lllegnl
and Vale will enjoin the sale of the
The bonds are sold and the money
In In the banks of Ontario ready to
start the court houne next day after
Vale savs: 'The bond election in
Ontario bringn comfort to Vnle."
One of the leadern of the Vale
county seat fight said on the streets
of Ontario the next day after the elec
tion that he wan paralyzed when he
heard the result.
Vale says: They gave Hrogan $20,
000.00 to atart work on Mullv Creek.
Vale ay: Their business men pays
morn taxes than Ontario business
Yet Vale says: That the removal of
the county seat will ruin Vale fln
If You're Proud of Your Town Support
Your Home Paper
HERE YOU ARE RICBY IE YOU
REALLY WANT TAX DODGERS
We learn from a reliable source
that one man subscribing HtMl lo
the Vale fund to tight the county
...at has an assessed valuation of
" Ih. it another man subscrib
ing 2b0.000 has an assessed valuation
of I3&I "YBJ IM dodgers'' If
Mies, nun are not tax ilodKern Vale
hud better mt hire main automobiles
or bux much boo.e for the countv
seat cauii.nl. li oil the strength Ol these
tier a man takes a day off and
tries to folio bis own advice he isn't
surprise! thai other people never pav
.itiv all. nil .ii to what In BJJ
PATRONIZE TIIK HOME N'EWSI'AI'KJt!
I'neiiils, tins town is i'OUH BOMK.
Vmi arc I'l.'iM I of it.
You wen- Inirn here perhaps, or you have sptnl most of your
YOU WANT TO SEE THE OLD PLACE BOOM. YOU WANT TO
SEE IT DEVELOP MORE AND MORE INTO A LIVE WIRE COM
MUNITY. YOU WANT TO SEE IT RECOGNIZED ALL OVER THE
STATE AS A TOWN WITH A PUNCH. YOU REALIZE THAT THE
MORE CIVIC IMPROVEMENTS WE HAVE THE BETTER OUR
TOWN WILL BECOME. YOU ARE DEIPLY INTERESTED IN OUR
CIVIC WELFARE. YOU HAVE GIVEN AND YOU WILL CONTINUE
TO GIVE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS YOUR EARNEST AND
Friends, wo hope thia ia ALL TRUE of YOU.
It i TRUE of U8.
THIS PAPER HAS WORKED AND FOUGHT WEEK IN AND
WEEK OUT FOR THE REAL, PRACTICAL BETTERMENT OF THIS
FINE OLD PLACE. EVERY WORTHY CIVIC IMPROVEMENT HAS
HAD OUR ENTHUSIASTIC APPROVAL AND OUR CONSTANT
HELP. THIS PAPER HAS STOOD EMPHATICALLY FOR A BIG
GER AND A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR BETTER ROADS, FOR
BETTER SCHOOLS, FOR BETTER FIRE AND POLICE PROTEC
TION, FOR MANY OTHER BETTER PUBLIC NECESSITIES.
Tin paper think it lias earned your RKSI'KCT niul deserves
your SUPPORT. We ak you to read it. We ask you to enter
into any tight it may uudertako for your betterment. Wo usk you
to interest your friends in our undertaking for the public welfare.
Wo want your backing, both MORALLY and MATERIALLY.
If you are proud of your home town, don't you think you
should CORDIALLY and CONSTANTLY support your
Tin paper supports YOU in your demands for civic better
ments. You should support IT.
THE KIND OE COURT HOUSE
RIGBY WANTS TO BUILD YOU
MANY STRANGERS WORKING
UNTIL AFTER THE ELEC : ION
ii man does dtnv, dlshouesl
act lie Blvayi IHOS 1 bide it behind
i cloak of hones!) ami patriotism.
BiS has raised some nuuie . thev
St) .'0,001 B lUSll) nearer $
to start vvorl. on the billv I'rcck proj
ci I )- BOOS aj the men then- h.iv
voted at Ihe I'OUIlt) seal . 1. . t it'll the
work will BtOU lor want of finid and
the workmen will lold Ih. ir tents and
steal aw.n l In i.i m the sib ut
night it bas biiu romuioul) ro
n, .1 . -vei Ini ' Ihe COI ul seat pcti-
ti u was , . lli.il til. -v were di. k. I
John Itighv pose a an architect
and an ev.erl on court house cou
It lab) says: I built a court house
lor Whatcom count) costing $70,0 0
complete, using a poor stone. That
bulldlBI I think has long, been re-
RlSBJ must he the man who is iv
suoaalbls tor the erscktd. ami Auc
oils condition ol the walls ol the pies
cut court SOHM at Vale
BUBS SSJfl he bid SB several other
court hoiiso coatlnf from &0,i 0
10 )H0W 00 but did not net these
contrails No wonder that he did
not after huildiiu a court house that
bad to be torn down.
No doubt there ure hundreds ol
eOUrl houses S.iiilt In lle.ivv populated
and wealth) counties all over Iho
I lilted Stales that cost bi sum of
moiiev . I'h. it us no argument a- ainsl
the beauliiul coollltodlous court bouse
Ontario in oiferiun you free ol au)
chams whatever to the tupu' ers.
liib)' idea oi ihe cost of court
bouses is as huh as the lulls which
he has tiled against Malheur county
lor aitetlBf done b his paper, the
The tax pa) ers have donated Rlgbjr
OUOUgh liumcv. l.el him BjO awav buck
Vale says: They are NSBSBbJbIs
for tin coveruinent takliiK up the
Wiirm SpriiiKs projc.l whlih will
water land tributary to Nya.
The (iate I'lty Journal sas: That
Milton Hope ot Vale tollOWOBj the ov
einnient engineer iroin 'alc to Port
lauiid ami from Portland to North
Yakima and B04 him totrv and use the
water in a little project at Vale that
several Vale citizen had IMyMMfl
tied 11 1 In," but the engineer turned
ale .ivs Ontario is debt ridden
The records show Vale has a bond
ed indebtedness of over -0 per cent
ol her assessed valuation and On
tario has a bonded debt of live and
two-fifths per cent ol her assessed
valuation. Ontario il ta rate Is
MM half tin" rale paid bv Vale
Vale s.tvs The lair election cost
v ur countv t. 100.00, The records
sav it cost $1" .OS,
ale owns (he oul) rapid lire
lytBf machine in the world. The war
press agents need it.
WHAT COUNTY EUNDS ARE
BEING USED FOR BY BANKS
The Vale banks are usin the
OOUBt funds tin have on densit lo
loan to Hrouan on the ibillv ireek
i M that that cit will net sev-
aud sit down and keep ipiiet while the ral bun Ired run resident votes on
i.i. .iv cis scale ihcii own auairs. the count) seat I lie Vale bunks
know that if the county sent I moved
to Ontario they will have to niRtle to
pay It back. No wonder they are
ri btiui hard.
Vale brans nbout the wonderful tree
and lawn they hnve grown In the court
house yard. It has taken Vale twelve
years to grow trees with the bet of
care, as larae an are growing in a
hundred places in Ontario in three
years. They have had a constant
fight to keep the lawn from going back
to the original salt grass. The county
has bought several gasoline engines
to water this lawn. An ex-county of
ficial says they have spent $5000.00 of
the tax payers money to keep the
court house lnwn and trees alive.
The noil in the city of Vale and
vicinity 1 so poor that the O. S. Is
hauled dirt from Ontario to make the
Vale did not build the court house
for the county. They built the walls
and the countv had to finish the Job
or It would never have been finish
ed, nnd we are informed there Is one
man who labored on the walls who
Vale has not paid to this day. YeB
Vale is patriotic.
WILLIAM PLUCHOFf SPRINGS A
EFFECTING OUR FRIENDS
NEW COUNTY DIVISION
NEAR THE BAKER COUNTY LINE
Wm. Plughoff In Huntington News
Ironside, Malheur City and the Mor
mon Basin section. In Malheur coun
ty, desire to be annexed to llaker coun
ty, according to Interviews with prom
inent citizens of that section who have
been In Huntington recently for sup
plies. They Inform the News man that they
are entiled to the privilege on account
of the distance to their present county
Bent, the mall service nccorded that
section from Huntington and Maker,
the splendid condition of the roads
from their homes to their trndlng
tow us -Huntington nnd llaker, and
less expense for telephone service,
and further remarked that they el
dom visited the county seat of their
home county unless summoned for
As this matter was called to the at
tention of the News bv the leading
men of the precincts mentioned, and
as the News will always be found
fighting for the upbuilding of Maker
county, we made it a point while In
Ontario lat Saturday to Interview the
prominent citizens regarding the mat
ter, aad every one approached on tho
subject stated that they would assist
Ironside, Malheur City and the Masln
country looking to the annexation,
as they were entitled to the ehnngc on
account of the environments and tho
close proximity to the llaker county
seat nnd their trading point.
If the matter should materialize
to such an extent Hint It should SSBM
to a vote, Ontnrlo will be found
shoulder to shoulder with Ironside,
Malheur City and the Masln to assist
the citizens in placing them in a coun
tv where thev rightfully belong.
School Supplies I
Four Doors South of
Our Entire Stock Sacrificed For 10 Days
25 Per Cent Discount On The Whole Stock
This Is A Chance For You To Save Some
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