The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947, December 31, 1914, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    s djhtfario Straws.
Representative Newspaper of Ontario, Malheur County and Snake River Valley.
Ontario is in the
Centre of the Great
Snake River Valley
Corn Belt
The Produce from
15,000,000 acred is
marketed from On
tario each year
NO. 63
Biggest Opportunity Ever
Offered to Exploit Coun
ty's Resources,, ,
Every Industry, Product and
Resource Will Be Placed
Before the Public.
.I.i-. A. Lackcj iiml a force of men
arc busy parking up the corn, fruit,
grains, etc., that arr to bf exhibited at
the Panama-Pacific Kxposition. All
pin i.-. of Oregon will be fully adver
tised and moving pictures of all our
industries and resources will bo din
played. Kastcrn Oregon Iihn la-en al
lotted 10 by 50 feet, one-fourth of the
exihibit .pace in the Oregon building.
Malheur county will send a large
and splendid exhibit of com, also fruit,
grasses and potatoes and I h fruits
and vi-gt-tulilt-y hi be sent from time
to time.
The material now ready will be
shipped this week as the, fair opens
February 20th, and will continue Un
months. The county court has appro
priated $1500 to cover the cost of ex
hibiting and will appoint a man well
versed i" the resources n the county
to take charge of the exhibit.
This is the greatest opportunity
Malheur county has had to advertise
itself and deserves the co-operative ef
fort of every citizen. This county
electrified every one at the state fair
at Salem by its corn exhibit and car
ried off many prizes in the Wallu
Walla fair. This kind of advertising
is valuublr.
When the people of all parts of the
world visit tin- mairnificeiit Oregon
building, built of Oregon lumber and
filled with Oregon products and dem
onstrated by Oregon pt-ople they can
not help but be impressed with the
splendid opportunities this state
Ami when they look over the differ
ent sections of the state and note the
varied industries, resources and prod
ucts of Malheur county with its splen
did cattle, horses, sheep, hogs and
poultry, its alfalfa, clover, wheat, oats,
and CORN, its apple, prunes, peaches,
pi -ars, and other fruits, its vegetables,
its mines, its oil wells ami
other resources and last of all when
they note that this county is still just
in the beginning of its development
the value of its publicity is immeas
The beekeepers of Eastern Oregon
and the Southwestern part of Idaho
met in Ontario Tuesday, December 2U,
for the purpose of forming an associa
tion, which should aid them in their in
dustry. The association, called the
Idaho Oregon Honey Producers' Asso
ciation, was formed and incorpoAtted
under the laws of Idaho, with head
quarters at Farms. The officers elected
were C. E. Dibble, Payette, president;
Mr. Stark, Middleton, vice-president;
J. H. Farrell, New Plymouth, secretary-treasurer;
and the directors, Ben
Paine, Parma; Charles Nelson, Vale;
William McKibben. Arcadia; William
Pennington, Arcadia, and A. S. Mc
Clanahan, Payette.
The day was occupied mostly in form
ing the new association and adopting
constitution and by-laws. They will
hold another meeting about January 4.
About fifty people attended. The pur
pose of the new association is similar to
the Fruitgrower' association. They
will buy their supplies in carload lots at
wholesale prices aid distribute them
Delegation Sent to
Dr. Prinzing Sends Head to
to State Health Officer
for Verification.
Conclusive evidence that rabies
really exists among coyotes through
out this section of the state has been
shown this week, when Dr. Printing
sent the head of a dog, supposed to
have rabies, to the State Health Offi
cer for examination. Examination re
vealed the fact that rabies actually
existed. This dog was killed near
Fopian Station, sixteen miles from
Westfall on the Hums road, and the
head was sent to Portland December
21st. The following letter was re
ceived in reply:
Portland, December 23, 1914.
Dr. Jacob Priming,
Ontario, Oregon.
Dear Doctor: The examination of
the dog's head received this morning
shows the presence of Negri bodies
proving conclusively that the dog had
rabies. It would be well for the
farmer, at the end of two weeks, to tie
up all the dogs and keep under sur
veillance for some time, or unless very
valuable il-r-troy them.
I do n iilerstand from your letter
whether il men that have been bitten
have taken the Pasteur treatment or
simply allowed the matter to go un
cared for. If the laller, I would In
much interested in watching the out
come. We must always bear in mind
that probably not more than one third
of the people bitten by rabid animals
develop the disease.
Yours very truly,
Stat.- Health Officer.
Dr. Prinzing also gives a valuable
suggestion as to disposing of bodies
of animals affected by rabies. He says,
"We cannot be too careful in this mat
ter as reports come in every day of
new victims. Just this week we re
ceived a report of two sheep herders
and also a man named Hart living at
Westfall, the latter being bitten by a
mad cat.
"Leaving the carcasses of animals
dead of rabies lying in the field ex
poses all coyotes that eat thereof to
rabies. It would seem that if these
carcasses were used as bait and
poisoned, many coyotes would be killed
before they had time to develop the
disease. Skinning animals dead of
rabies exposes the man to rabies
should he have a scratch on his hand."
W. Simons of Boise, general manager
of all the Alexander stores and a
brother of Ad M. Simons, manager of
the Alexander store here, was in town
Wednesday, on a business trip. He
brought the information of his broth
er's appointment on the reception com
mittee to entertain the new legislators
at the inauguration of the new gov
ernor, M. Alexander, next Monday.
through the various parts of the dis
trict. The honey produced will be fully
inspected and all honey marketed will
have its weight or measure stamped on
it according to the pure food laws. In
tnis way a complete record of the honey
is kept. With these methods the asso
ciation should succeed in marketing the
honey in the most expeditious manner
and at advanced prices.
Famous Bird Proves Him
self A Dangerous Rival
Of Saint Nick.
The stork hns Just showed himself
to be a cold weather sport, and at
the same time a dangerous rival to
Santa Claus. At least that is what
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Everhart, Mr. and
Mr. Roger Atherton and Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Hrndy think. To the first couple
he presented a boy, Xmaa eve; to the
second couple a girl, Xmas eve, and to
the third couple he presented a girl
on Xmaa day.
Other near-Xmas presents were a
boy to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Walker.
December 21st, and a boy to Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Roderiez, December 26th.
L. G. Olson left here Dec. 23, for
Portland to enter the second annual
New Years run which takes place there
under the auspices of the Portland Mot
orcycle Club.
This race will be an endurance teat
over a course of 376 miles. It will
start at Pine and Broadway Streets and
at 12 o'clock midnight, Dec. 31. at the
beginning of the New Year. It la ex
pected that the first rider will finish at
about 8 p. m , covering the course in
alHiut fifteen hours, making an average
of 25 miles per hour.
About fifty entries will line up at the
start and the best riders of the coast
will participate. The prises are $100
for first, $50 for second and the busi
ness people of Portland have put up
prizes for some of the other places.
L. G. Olson, who won first place in
the LaGrande-Baker road race in 1914
and second in 1013 over a course of 115
miles, has been in Portland a week try
ing the course and getting accustomed
to the wet roads. Olson's record over
the LaGrande-Baker course was two
hours, forty nine minutes and forty
eight seconds or 40 miles per hour. He
should stand a very good chance of
placing in the first division and his
friends here will be glad to hear of his
Series of Interviews to Hun in The Argus for
Nine Weeks.-Starts With This Issuu.
How Harvey R. Hatch Raised 102
Bushels of Corn to the Acre.
It is the purpose of the Argus to
publish each week a report from each
of the nine most successful corn rais
ers of the county. This report will
contain as far as possible each man's
experience and method in raising the
acre of corn for the contest last fall.
In this way we hope to further the
movement, which was started by the
This county was divided up into
three districts, that of Cairo, Nyssa
and Big Bend All of the nine men
herein mentioned lived in the Big Bend
and Nyssa districts and are the only
men in the contest that raised over
100 bushels to the acre. Cairo district
being harder hit by the June frost
could not reach the 100 mark but had
lots of good corn, the highest yield
being M bushels.
Raising And Marketing Of
Birds Is A Growing
The raising and marketing of tur
keys is a growing Industry throughout
this district and Ontario is u favorite
mnrket, some of the turkeys coming
from as fur us New Plymouth. While
the price of turkeys this year has
generally been low, yet the average
price paid for turkeys hus been rather
good since most of them were mark
eted when the price was highest. The
early Thanksgiving products sold at 10
cents, but since then the price hns
ranged around 12 nnd 13 cents. The
average price paid was approximately
14'i cents.
About 2,500 birds were marketed
from Ontario. They were extra heavy,
averaging about 13 lbs., and were of
excellent quality, which speaks well
for this locality. C. T. Hall, G. W.
Thompson and Mr. Dickson were some
of the successful turkey raisers from
the Idaho side. As one Ontario citi
zen remarked, raising turkeys la a
paying business here for a flock of
turkeys would have saved many
ranchers several hundred dollars from
the ravages of grasshoppers during
the past year.
For the past week several forces of
men have been at work harvesting the
ice crop. Geo. W. Itouth has a force
of men taking ice from the Snake
river at Ed Long's place and also took
some ice from the Malheur. He will
harvest over five hundred tons this
year and states that the ice is 12
inches thick ami of the finest quality
ever taken here, having the appear
ance of the artificial ice. J. F. Doty
intends storing up something over 150
tons ami several ranchers are getting
ready to lay in a supply. It seems to an ice house on each farm or
a community ice house in every neigh
borhood would be an excellent propo
sition. The nine successful men in the or
der of their excellence are E. L. Tate,
Big Bend, who raised 121 bushels from
one acre. A. M. Johnston, N'yssa dis
trict; Bert Robertson, Big Bend; (Jen.
W. Swigert, Big Bend; E. B. Butler,
Nyssa district; F. C. Frye, Nyssa dis
trict; Harvey K. Hatch, Big Bend, and
W. T. Conant, Nyssa district.
The granges are very enthusiastic
over the results of this year's contest
and promise to put on a better one next
year. At the Walla Walla fair the
corn growers of this county captured
i 1st, 4th, 5th, th and 7th places in the
' 12-ear contest in which were 260 con
I testants.
Harvey It. Hat.h who took eighth
' place in the county with a yield of
102. M bubhels per acre gave his report
(Continued on pane four)
Department Will Not Take
Up Tumalo Project.
Consider New One.
A letter written by Controller W. A.
Ryan of the Interior Department to
the Manager of the Bend Commercial
Club, recently made public, has nm
sitlerable bearing on government ret In
illation service in Oregon, and shells
a new light upon the disposition of the
s t..n. ihiii appropriation for reclamation
work in Oregon, now before congress.
It has been supposed that the Tumalo
proJiM-t had first consideration by the
government, but this letter plainly sets
out that Secretary Lane docs not in
tend to take up the Tumalo project,
and that the money will be expended
on some other project.
The first unit of tho Tumalo project
has been completed by the state at an
expense of 4b0,000. The work was
completed by the state without co
operation of any kind by tho govern
ment, and from the following letter it
appeal that the government does not
intenil to give any consideration to the
Tumalo project.
This letter is taken as another in
i mIi nt substantiating the claim of local
people that the Malheur- Warm
Springs project has first i on ..ideratinii
when the time comes to decide iiMn a
place for the government work. This
project Is claimed to lie the least ex
pel, iw of liny now proposed. There
is a natural n -ervoir site Im h i an Im
secured at a low cost, and approxi
mately sixty thousand acres of land
could be irrigated therefrom. The let
ter in question follows:
Washington, I). C, Dec IJ. l'.H I
Mr. II II lie Almond, Manager, Iteuil
Commercial Club, Bend, Or. Dear Mi
De Armonil: Your letter of December
M, addressed to Secretary Lane, has
been referred to the undersigned for
consideration and response.
It is to be regretted if a misunder
standing has arisen in your mind in
respect to the allotment of $.,o,l)IMi
out of the reclamation fund for co
operative work in Centra! Oregon.
Secretary l.ane i , ami has alwas
been, in thorough sympathy with the
movement for co-operation in the rec
lamation of Central Oregon land-
Tin- trouble has arisen from the fact
that you have misiiielcr.-tood the
terms of the co-operative proposition
as presented to Secretary Lane by
Governor West, and you have as--umed
that the $4.00,000 which your
state has appropriated for construction
of the Columbia Southern project was
being duplicated by him in order to
match that appropriation. This is far
from the fact.
Permit me to call your attention to
the act of February H, Itlli chapter
87 of the general laws of Oregon for
1913, which provides for "detail sur
veys and investigations of the water
resources of the State of Oregon,"
and makes "an appropriation therefoi
and providing for co-operation with
Federal agencies engaged in similar
work." This act of February 21, I'll,
made an appiopriation df $50,000 to
constitute a revolving fund in the
hands of the State Treasurer for thi
purpose of co-operating with Federal
r , . . T ,. ,
authorities in the making of surveys
and inve.-tigations as to water n
sources of the State of Oregon. Under
., . ... ... ...., ..
th. -irnis of this act the contract !..
tween the L'liiteil State- and the BtOt
of Oregon, dated Mu .", l'.'Pi, wa.- en
tered into by tin- terms of which
. . .
$100,010 l to I' rapeuM In CO
operative investigation.- in that part
(Continued on page four)
Warm Springs Project to
He Championed By
Entire County.
Several New Measures For
Next Lefritriature Are
That Malheur county will be repre
sented by at least II fty delegates to tha
Irrigation Congress to meet in Portland
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next
meek, was the decision of a meeting
held yesterday morning in the Commer
cial Club rooms nere. Representatives
of Vale and Nyssa met with local inter
estt'l ones yesterday for the purpose of
deciding upon some basts to work at
the Cortland meeting. There is no
doubt but that the entire county will
work harmoniously to secure aid for the
Warm Springs Irrigation project, and
tentative plans for a working organisa
tion were made yesterday.
Believing the time has come when
Malheur county should have some rec
ognition in the promotion of this pro
ject, which la one of the oldest and
most meritorious in the Northwest, It
was decided to have a full representa
tion at the meeting of the Irrigation
Congress in Portland. With this in
view, it was the concensus of opinion
iliat every organization of the county
should send five delegates each, to the
I'm tlanil meeting. The delegation will
! i" 'tiled by men from Nhsu. VhIi
and Ontario, Hinting whom are I' J.
Phillips, Mr. (iili.-on, Mr. Kingman mid
Thomas (unburn of N ssn, John Right ,
T. A. ilallitlay, anil W. Cuviness of
Vule, and ( . W. Mallett, II. W. Clem
ent, J. R. Blackaby, H. C. Whitworth.
A W. Trow, A. L. Sproul and Thomas
i lucked of Ontario.
Other dele gules will be chosen by the
dilfi rent organizations and sent to the
milling next week. In order that
pi- I. miliary data may be secured, A. W.
Trow and J. R. Blackaby of Ontario,
and John Rigby of Vale, will go down
mi erul days ahead of the meeting. J.
R. Blackaby left last night for Port
land, being the first, and Mr, Trojv and
Mr. Rigby will go Monday or Tuesday.
Several bills to be introduced m lue
legislature and prepared by local men,
were read and endorsed at the meeting
e.-terduy. One of these bills provulen
for state guarantee of interest, for the
first three years, on irrigation bonds is
sued on private projects within the
state. To guarantee a return of this
money, additional bonds to cover the
interest are to be given the state. It
is chained this bill will greatly aid in
lloating new irrigation projects, the
payment of interest for the first three
years, or lief ore the farms are unprov
ed to the producing Mjint. being one of
the obstacles in Moating a icw enter
prise of this nature.
Another bill will allow irrigation com
panies to develop and sell electric
power for ail purposes. The other bills
were of a minor nature, tending to rem
edy some of the weak points in the ir
rigation laws.
James A. Lackey president of the
I UrU Commercial Club, underwent
un operation for hernia this (Ihursday)
mor,linK , lht Holy K0bHry bosoital.
The operation comes as a surprise to
many people who did not know that
Mr. Lackey, apparently the picture of
wuh J, Mf .
about tovwi yesterday attending to his
many dvties, and said little about bis
pproachlng operation
Or- Prinzing and W eese performed
, die oiK.-rat.on. Mr. Lackey recovered
readily from the anaesthetic and nali
I cations for complete recovery are g-oud.