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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1915)
How About a Clean-up and Paint-up Campaign in Ontario?
Representative Newspaper of Ontario, Malheur County and Snake River Valley.
RULES ARE FIXED EGR
CORN SHOW THIS
p Meeting Held in City Hall
Monday in Interest of
EXACT DATE IS NOT SET YET
Only Three Districts This
Year But Same Ter
Instruction to contestant, and
rules which will govern the content,
were fixed Monday afternoon when
W. R. Shinn, county'agriculturist, and
A. (J. Kingman and E. B. Conklin of
the Pomona Grange committee held
meeting to map out the preliminary
work for the corn contest to be held
Lh.s fall. The exact dute of the content
has not yet been fixed, und will be
tuken up later.
Throe districts have been decided
upon for this year, instead of five
However, the same territory is cm
bruced. The rules have not been
changed much from lust year, the
greatest change being in the per cent
allowed for acreage of corn and for
the written report. The new rules
1o all Contestants of Pomona Corn
Keep u complete record of the prep
aration of seed bed, the cost of need,
fertiliser und labor, the receipts from
the crop, etc., so that you will huvc no
trouble in filling out the blank spaces
at the close of the season. This re
port is of great importance and
should show the actual cost of mak
ing the crop, as well as the profits on
Kill out this report promptly for
each operation as it occurs and you
will have every item available at the
close of the season. We want a report
from every contestant even if the
yield is small.
The county is divided into three dis
tricts, vis: Big Bend-Nyssa, Boulevard-Ontario,
and Willow River-Dead
Ox Flat. For each district cash
prises of 160.00, $25.00 and $15.00, for
first, second und third prises respec
tively with a special prise of $100.00
for best acre record in Malheur coun
ty have been assured. Only one cash
prise will be awarded to one contest
ant. There must be at least ten con
testants from each district to secure
the district prises. Supplementary
prises of merchandise and furm ma
chinery will be announced later.
The committee is planning a corn
carnival which will probably be held
at Ontario. Prizes will be awarded at
that time. Plans are being perfected
to muke this carnival truly education
al, thoroughly enjoyable and of spec
ial interest to farmer.-.
Kill.- Governing the Contest.
The following rules will be followed
in determining awurds in the contest.
1. This is a one acre contest,
awards are to be given on the product
of an acre of ground which must be
in as compact a form as possible.
2. The following score will be used
in making awards: Quality, 40 per
cent; Quantity, 40 per cent; Written
i(i mi 10 per cent; Acreage of corn
grown by contestant, 10 per cent
(one per cent will be allowed for rain
acre of corn grown by contestant up
to and including ten acres).
:. The ground will be measured
and the crop harvested under the sup
i tvision of a committee appointed for
that purpose. Further particulars
i will be given before harvv.-t.
4. Kach contestant shall exhibit
two bushels of corn from his tract
as a sample of his product; the quality
of his crop will be judged by the sam-
ole exhibited. This two bushels ex
hibited is to become the property of
the Pomona Grange to assist in paying
Build Stand Pipe.
A sixty-foot stand pipe is brine
built on the pipe lino OX th" Ontario
N'yssa Irrigation Co., commonly
known as the "Shoe String Ditch" and
will be completed within n few dins
About ten men ure employed on the
work. The stand pipe is bring built
of steel and wood.
ELEVEN FORDS ARE
SOLD THIS SEASON
Eleven Ford cars have been sold in
Ontario this season by the Ford
agency here. One carload of Fords ar
rived last week, and have all been
sold. Another car load has been or
dered from the factory and is ex
pected here about the first of the
rronth. Those who have purchased
cars this season are: Nelson P. Grover,
Minster Bros., Ben Thomas, Rev.
Brown, A. Anexdale, and the Oregon
Western Colonisation Co., who have
purchased three cars. Out of town
buyers were C. M. Crandall of Vale,
Henry Fields of Nyssa and Harold
Lofton of Ironside.
"UNCLE SAN" MAN
Collector of Main Post Of
fice in Chicago Would
C. R. Barker, collector of the main
postoffice of Chicago, is in Ontario
this wei'k, and has fallen in love with
the country. Mr. Hurker is on his
annual vacation, and this year routetl
his trip through Ontario. His ticket
calls for a trip on to Portland and
Seattle, but Mr. Barker has decided to
cut out the coast trip, and will spend
all the time his leave of absence will
allow in Ontario. At present he is
looking around for a location, and
says he is coming back to Ontario to
locate as soon as he can make ar
rangements. .. D Spencer DiM.
F. D. Spencer ,agd 34 years dieb at
the Holy Rosary Hospital Tuesbay afte
noon. Mr. Spencer jwas brought from Pay
ette a few days ago and uuderwent an
operation for appendicitis. Peritinitis
set in a few hours later.
Those who survive him are a wife who
is with her sister here Mrs. Robt. Mab
bux, a father, who lives in Kruitlund and
a Lrother Fred residing near Payette.
The funeral was heldjfrom the Meth
odist Church at ten o, clock thi- morning.
Rev. Pratt officiated.
MANY SCHOOLS TO
BE IN CONTEST
The L'ighth Annual Mulheur County
Declamatory Contest will be held in
Val- Saturday night, March 27th.
Tin- schools which have entered for
the contest up to the present time are
N'yssa, Westfull, White Settlement,
BvOgM '""I Vale, and some very in
teresting declamations will be enjoyed
by the big audience that will be in attendant.-.
Ontario will not be in this
A. G. Kingman of Owyhee was an
Ontario visitor Monday.
Further information regarding Un
contest can be obtained from an
member of the Committee or from
the County Agriculturist, Ontario.
A. G. KINGMAN, Nyssa, Oregon,
FRANK MILI.KR, Parma, Ida. R. D. 3
K. B. CONKLIN, Ontario, Oregon,
THE ONTARIO ARGUS, THURSDAY. MARCH 18, 1911
EEC REND BRIDGE
T IS LET
Coast Bridge Company to
Erect Structure at
Cost of $24,150
The contract for the construction
of the Hig Pond bridge across Snake
rive was let Monday to the Coast
Bridge company of Portland, the cost
of construction to be $24,150.00. This
was considered a very low bid by the
county court, as the estimated cost of
the bridge was about $.10,000 and
bonds to that amount were voted by
the county to pay for the work.
Construction work is expected to
start in the near future, and the mix
up on the sale of the bonds, will not in
any way intcrefere with the comple
tion of the bridge, according to coun
EMMETT MAY GET
NEW COUNTY SEAT
Northern End of Canyon
County Idaho is cut off.
Election in May.
The Gem county enabling act per
mitting a vote to be tuken on the di
vision of Canyon county for the pur
pose of forming a new county to be
known as Gem out of the northern end
of Canyon county and that section of
Boise county known as the Squaw val
ley, will become a law through failure
of the chief executive of the state to
act upon it within the time limit al
lowed him 10 daya following ad
journment of the legislature. It is con
ceded that creation of the new county
will follow when the election is held
there this year so that the recent leg
islature will have created a total of
four new counties, making a grand
total of H in the state and giving to
the senate of the next legislature that
number of senators. The other new
counties are Benewah, Boundary and
The act creating this county is
A. F. Boyer Says Local
Finds Snow a Foot Deep in
Spent Winter in Texan Marketing Apples.
"It is the finest weather I've seen
since 1 left here last fall." This was
the expression of A. f, Boyer on re
taining home Friday from lexas,
where he lias been uil winter dispos
ing of some 6,000 boxes ot apple
raised on the Boyer fruit ranch lust
season. He was accompanied l Mn
Boyer who has bei n with him all
This section of the country certain
ly hus a wonderful climate," continued
Mr. lioyei. "lii Texas we have a cold
rain one day, anil the next day the
sun will shine and the thermometer
will run up to about 70 degrees, and
a dcn.-,e Steam Will lalso out of tin
earth. You can almost see the ma-
laria in the at .- phero. We wen- in
Galveston pint of the time, going
there first expecting to find a better
climate. But it was little better than
Houston, and .so we finally made our
headquarter.- in Houston.
"The apple market wa bad. When
I left there tea days ago apples wen
selling for fifty cents a box. I did
not sell any apples for less than $1.00
per box, which, including freight
means about fifty cents paf box f. o. b.
ONTARIO TO HAVE
BASE BALL TEAM
Meeting Held and Plans
Present prospects for baseball in
Ontario this season ure of the best,
and it is very probable that plans will
terminate in one of the best ball
teams that has ever ropi canted the
city. A league including Boise, Nam
pa, Caldwell, Vale, Payette, Weiser
and Ontario is proposed. Several of
these towns have already organised,
and there is every indication that the
plans will be perfected.
A meeting was held last Thursday
night in the Commercial club rooms at
which time the prospects were talked
over, and a committee was appointed
to rrrange for the finances. This com
mittee consisted of R. W. Swaglet,
I.en Christiansen, Fred Kice, Wilmer
Boyer ami A. Anexdale.
W. C. Bristol Will Visit
Three Lodges in Ontario
Tomorrow J Night
W. C. Bristol, State Grand Muster
of the Masonic lodge will visit three
local Masonic lodges in Ontario to
morrow (Friday) night, when the
Vale, Nyssa and Ontario lodges will
meet in the local hall. Joint team
work in the third degree will be put
on, and a banquet will be served
Lodge will be called to order at TlM
sharp. All visiting brothers are in
vited to be present.
known aa senate bill No. 07, by
Hayes. Emmett is named aa the
county seat. Sixty per cent of Un
qualified electors within the territory
to be formed into the new county
must be in favor of its creation. Im
mediately upon the passage of the act
und when the time limit expires for it
to become a law, which is tomorrow,
the secretary of stute is required to
(Continued on page 6. )
Far The Best
Iowa and Nebraska.
Onturio. We did not loM any money m
our apples, however, and that is much
bitter than many growei., have done
"On our way home we vi it. I
Oklahoma and in Iowa. All of Iowa
and Nebraska VI N und r a blanket ol
.-now about a foot thick when we left
there the middle of last week. It is
cold there, and looks very little like
I ;iiig. Tin., side of the Korky moiin
tains, however, we encountered no
JtOV, und here in the Snake rivet
we found pring Mather."
Mr. and Mi- Boyi I loft ' h
I iber 'ith and have been gom
since then. The apple; haw- been
hippod to them from time to Uma,
tea carloads in all, having been
I! lated that it took hlsl nine day-
tof a car of apple.- to go from Ontario
to Houston, which wa.-. the boat freight
si rvice he had encount red in thi
i ial years that the Boyi I apples huve
b. en marketed m 'lex..
Mr. and Mi.- I'.oyei expect to n
main in Ontario most of the summer
leaving early in the fall for California
to visit the Panama-Pacific Kxponi
tion before attain going te Txa fot
Furnishes Kunming House.
V.. v.. lleCa) of Rlvcrslds wt h
Ontario Monday and while, hero pur
chased the flirniahittgl for the new
rooming hOOM and hotel which he i
establishing at Riverside. Mr. McCity
states that Riverside is growing rap
idly, and that the little town evidently
has a good future.
PAYETTE IS VISITED
BY PETTY ROBBERS
The Opera cigar store of Payette
was robbed last Thursduy night jvrrt
before midnight of $,'17.50 in rash. A
stranger was in the store when Mr.
Brubaker, the proprietor, locked up. It
is believed another mnn was hidtlen
away when the store was closed up
or that the stranger hut! slipped open
the lutch on the side door, through
which he Inter enteretl.
R. M. Hutchins' cur wns tuken Inst
evening from in front of the Meli
dist church where he was attending
services. It was found later in the
evening turned over in B ditch on the
bench sevi m! miles away.
E WORKER IS
INJURED BY EALL
Foreman C. A. Harshbarg-
er Falls Twenty-Five Feet
And Injures Hack
C A. Harshburger, ion-man of one
of the gangs constructing the new
steel In idee across the Snake liver,
was seriously injured Wednesday
night when he slipped und fell about
twenty-five feet, lighting on his feet.
His back was injured by the shock,
ggsj it is thought he sustained inter
nal injuries. He was sent to the
Oregon Short Line hospital at Salt
Lake, on the train leaving here at
t. : Thursday evening.
The accident occurred just at six
o'clock as the crew was going off
shift, ll.ii -iii. .ii eai was coming down
from the top of the bridge where he
had been working. In falling, it is
said he turned over twice in the an.
finally landing on his feet. He came
here about a week before the accident
occurred from Nyssa where he had
been a foreman on the new bridge at
His brother, Ben Harshbatgei,
foreman of another gang here and has
Im-cii i mployed on the Ontario bridge
since work started, several weeks ago.
Dr. Poague, the local physii iun for the
O. S. L. did not think bis iajurioi
would prove fatal, but stated at thi
pre.-, lit tune it was impoaaibli to tell
just bow bad the internal injurii
HELD IN ONTARIO
Cii -,it court was In Id in Oni ii o th
first two day.- of thi week, OVOral
eaSM having been heard. Mun.la., th
i ii ul the Wi - ' I id I o. I
Bohr, i and wife wa i ...id and a lit
i i mn I- mien d In laviii ol tin Ian '
, on pany. The suit wa b a , lit to
nl'i.i . . the p. i n .r i i lunnaiH ol i
contra) t, In wlui b the lain! COI
d that 1 1 ' tain land should be r.
1 nun the lien of ige.
i thi ease of David Dunbar
VS. 1). Magill, et ux , C A. Martin, C.
K. Cunningham( R. M. Ds Armond and
John Martin, wa.- up foi bearing, Thi
nvolved a di.-p
gate of payment of several promis
Mi. .Morris Solium i- and family of
Wei l t wen- here Sunday the
.1 Mr. and Mr... Whitworth.
FRUIT GROWERS HOLD
MEETINGS IN .WO
H. A. I'm ham Delivers In
teresting Talks to J
REPRESENTS BIG ASSOCIATION
Gives Valuable Advise as to
Manner of Packing
II. A. Piirhum. head salesman of the
North Pacific Fruit Distributors As
sociation, with headtuurters at Spo
kane, spoke lust Wednesday evening
at Payette and Thursday evening at
Kruitland. He guve many interesting
phases of tho business, and the meet
ing was an open or round table dis
CUSsinil with the purpose of helping
the fruitgrower in his work.
The association has been in btisines.i
but two yeuts und out of u business of
over live million dollars only four
hundred und eighteen dollurs have
been lost through crediting, which
speaks well for the business miimip.i
moot. The association hus done Jaisi
neas in almost every statu in tho
union, in twenty of the leading cities
of Canada and in ten or fifteen for
eign countries. Some of the foreign
cities were Bristol, Liverpool, (ll.is
cow, (uttenburg, Hamburg ami
Buenus A) res.
In enumerating the drawbacks to
great success in the business, Mr.
Purliam guve Home valuable advice a
to hurvesting, packing und shipping.
Also the kind of apples to propogute
was discussed. In the Idaho Oregon
district, which comprises Malheur
county of western and southern Ida
ho, forty -five per cent of the apples
raised can be stored, while fifty per
cent must be sold as soon a.- harvested.
In the Hood River district scventy
nine per rent can be stored while only
twenty-one per rent must be sold at
once. I bo. gives a better chance I'm
disposing of the crop without ovei
loading the market.
As to hurvesting ami packing up
ples, Mr. Purham said that the apples
generally are left on the lite too long
Then ufter they are puked tht v art
generally left out in the mhi ami ai
sometimes put in the cooline- nl.n t
when they are hot. The ... i
wrong conditions. Applet I,, ild 1
picked ai are ' nd
The be.,t way to li.nvi t i- to on' q
the afternoon aii! baul into tin)
plan' in the nn.riile I hi ;
tool. Wl . II pii l.i i! I .ilh1
kept in tin shade p
Cooling plan) i ild le i
in tin day time t'. I
and opt I" d at in, i I
fr.-h air hi
filled p Mi
fort) five degi
1 1 1 1 of I
W.I- illtli '
t to ocl'1 e . Th
..' ti'ling the plai t
-how., tin- foil)
with ware, fruit.
When apple i are in .it .ii aftei l
ing picked they will not Stead up
lorn- a hi h. iv.
Igaoriag thooa rules foi
results ill d- all I'at lion in hip
The shippers have ao Idoo "i tie
tlitiou of the Ii Hit win ii it 1 1 a
de tlnatlon. And to prove thii M
Purham relatt d i veis Inten tin)
count ol how one shipp. i w a eon
vini i d thai 'i ''it, In- th. mi, i.i .
line condition when shipped, was in a
veiy bad state when it reached '
Another phase of the shipping U
tion is that a car ol apples moving
will gg down more in a week than I
even weeks in storage. Also ship
ping by venter is just tg I '
(Continued on pare 4.)