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THE ONTARIO A ROTH, NEPTRMRTCR 2, 1913.
diterial Section cf the Ontario iirgus
Support the President.
tt in quite an accomplishment tc secure the pre was put on a linn financial basis, conditions have
nonce of Oregon 'a i v United states Senators, been steadily growing better. Starting this
What this government ahould do with refer- and one of her Reprcaentativea in Congress, at coming year, ."'.' annually will be expended
ence to Germanv'a continued conduct of her aub- ' public gathering. However this is what Vale on new buildings, and the beautiful little cain-
e campaign against Britiafa shipping nmst did hist week, the occaaion being the Second An- pua ol the l Diversity will gradually be enlarged,
prmined bv President Wilson alone. Nine- uual Celebration of the Malheur County I'ion- In Eugene, college conditiona are ideal a
t niuo people out of a mmdred, entirely ignor- eera Aaaociation. A goodly ihare of the popu- prettj city, jual large enough for street ears.
in- partisan or political considerations, will sup- lanoii m cne couniy was present to reei me uis- wiwi rivers aim joresis wiinin wsuung uisTancc.
, llln jj whatever policv he decides upon, tinguiahed visitors, and to liatcn to their address- And the college itaelf ia juat about thr right iiae
The situation la grave enough to cause an ob- The pionecra certainly enjoyed the occa- at present for the true college life. In a student
iteration of factional lines and unite all the peo- ion, and the entire .vent was a huge success. body of 900 it is easy to become acquainted with
pie in support of a man who is wise and patriotic nearly everyone, and still the school is large
at the same time deliberate, and fully realising Thccomn it. picnic which was held yester- enough to command the best In Instructors and
the -rave reaponalhilitv which rests upon his da under the auspices of the Boulevard Orange equipment Conditions are very demoeratie in
rti10uldera In the grove at Carlo, was one of the most Inter- the life of the students. The criticism la often
There will be no war. Those newspaper edi- esting and successful events of thekind that was heard that the I'nversty is a school for the well
tors who declare that Germany has deliberately wcr held in Eastern Oregon. Such events are to-do students, and that social events are too fre
insiilted the United States by her latest ex- credit to the community, and probably do more quent. Figures compiled by the registrar of the
ploits against British ships carrying American thanauj other thing to promote a good, healthj University show that the average student at-
passengers, are letting their fiery prejudice get community spirit. Lets have nlore of them. tends only one dance i ear. Ol' course a few
the better 'of their judgement German docs students attend a good many, but this coming
not want war with this. ntry, and is not trying Ontario's Schoola, bigger -and better than ever, year the faculty has provided that each society,
. ,. . ,; ,, are now opened lor .-mother term. Ontario ,..,. .... (' tii-nit nl v In. I.) tmn mnim events-
to provoke us to that end. I he . rtantthinp dd feel proud of this institution, for nowhere , " . :M u,,w ' ' xu,tN
that the imperial Government is the contimi- i there a better one. during the year, so that difficult will I rer-
ance ol a ubmariuc campaign directed against come.
(iivat Britain. In carrying it on she is violat- The time is fast approaching when Ontario Near! -half of last year's enrollment of
iic international law and the riichta of Anieri- will turn its undivided attention to the principal men students wen- working their way parti
oc, i eCIM Ol MM- f, IIIC OIIIIIX ran.
the hard job of opening the 1 Dardanelles.
through school, and about one-fourth were put
ittg themselves entirely through. These fellows
ate usually among the leaders in the life of the
students, and live of the most prominent of the
Senior class last year were men who were work-
The Russians must be getting mighty tired of log their way through college, three of them
waiting to hear .f that big oiTensiv eof the allies waiting table and doing scrubbing in the college
on the western front. dormitory. Net these men were among the most
popular and best-liked on the campus, and one
Which College? reason they were leaden was because they were
I'-'iIIiiwIiik ur .In- i. mil mill llilnl urllrls nl 11 h.tI.'h ileal- ' "
til this horrible tiling is ended, and then, as the "in iii.-iiin.-r.-m oolkwwMd rtwtloMl ImUUUomvC Um Oregon boys and girls should attend Oregon
realest of the neutral nations takinu a leudiliu ""'""'" "' '" "" "- "'"' " """" sen.,,, is. ami tor those who want work on side o
.,111111 si ui in. ii. mi. ii ii.ii ions, iiiKiii,, .i i ...no,, Mlllill1(s ,M H,.,.,.,nK a ,.,.KI. , i,i,.i to c.ii.i.l.-ii- ih..lr .-.In- ?. ,
purl III helping to bl'iUg peace when the tune mi inn
cans. So is England, ill stopping neutral shipp
'" "'' l""l 'pplics to the w n and children j(h s ,,,,,.,., ;,, ,,, u,,,. ;;ist Tlll ev wi
of Qennany. Both violate what has hitherto UMan thst the allies will have some aiwiateiice in
been accepted as law, each arguing that the iicc
ilies in the gigantic struggle in which them;
nations are engaged t the bitter end, justifies
actions, under modern conditions, which before
have not been recognized as legitimate warfare.
Neither Bllglaild nor German have respect
ed OUr repeated protests. We are not going to
Hght either of them. We are puny, to wait im-
eomes, we are going to use our powerful illllll
cue to attempt to have incorporated in th.
1 1 eat which will be linally signed, Some d.-tinal.
rccogllil inn of the principles for which we have
agriculture, horticulture and the like, can find
what they want at the State I'niversity. They
will make friends with other young people from
all over the state. They will I'm. I a college, fully
University of Oregon.
(By Karl Blackahv.)
When the University of Oregon opeiia ita halls equipp4d with No. A rating among the biguni-
contended, for the guidance of natioua in future for the fall session which commences next veraities of the United States, the best of in-
u;,is. month, a big enrollment is expected, at least i"1" structors, and a student body that la known all
While both nations have ignored our protests freshman will probably matriculate. This, new over the Northwest for its "college spirit.' In
we will, and probabl should take a more dras students will come from all over the west, but orator and debate, in athletics, and in all lines
tic action in the ease of ( lermauj . niiupl be thei will conn- chioflj from the State of Oregon, of student activities, the University is famous
cause Oennanys acts have been more drastic Th. fie ici it a v.. oi high school graduates who at- 'or ita victories, Aid the school though small In
towards us. What shall we do ! Going t. war t.-nd institutions of higher learning iii Oregon is comparison with some of the big state universi-
is out of tin- question We might attempt to unfortunate! still small, and there must berea- ties,isoue of which the state can justly -he proud,
semi a battleship aloug with every neutral res- sons win so man are plamiiug to attend the and is one where any young man or woman of the
scl that enters or haves the "war one." The.. University. tate can w.ll afford to spend four years of
reticall that would be a flue wa to uphold our in fact, conditions at the Universit are sucfy etudy,
digllt and protect ..ur .it ieiis, but practicall at present BS t" make it an ideal tune for new
ii would be uttcrh foolish. We might advise students to start A hue new 10U,(KM) admin- ...... ., TT . ..
., i 1 1 i .i i , i i Willamette university.
all Ainericaii citizens uguiust going into the Istrntlou Imildlllg has just been completed, and 9
- ,,iie" mi neutral vessels, and direct tiuit none will be ill us.- this fall. At hast twelve new in- '
of our own ships sail in those waters. But stmctors have been added t the large and elH- (Marl B. Cotton. Pruitland Idaho.)
that would be backing .lown.and u.- wdlnot .1. oieiit faculty. The law school has been moved Willamette University is the oldest institution
it. Whether s.nne sii.-h course might have been from Portland to Eugene, the seat of th I'm of higher learning west f the Mississippi river
wiser at the time the first note on the Lusitania vcr Ity.ands Deau and two professors will give as it began Its work in lsit, two years before
.as.- was sent is now t.. late to coiisider.Or,we work in this department during the coming year, Oregon became part of the United states.
might break off diplomatic relations with llcrm- while mow professors will be lined up for the en- The location of the University near the center
am w hi le she persists in her pulley. This is suing years after the law school bey iiis to grow of the capital city of the state is IdealThe legis-
the w is.si course if we do au thin- liiith.T than ill Its new local i. .ii. latuie, the higher courts.the public libraries, the
ay. mi reyister ..ur protest. Whatever step Is Other departments have iucrcascd i.iiiiui.s iimnerous residcut officials of county and state,
i.ikm ii President Wilson will meet the patriot for doing the bent work powiible. The work of and the state nstitutinns give the studeuts many
library, the library of the Kimball School of
Theology, the State library, the collection of t In
state Library Comniision and the new Carnegie
library. All of these books are within a stone's
throw of OUT central building. The state collec
tion includes one of the largest law libraries in
the United States.
Among the alumni of Willamette are number
ed chief justices of the Supreme Court of Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho, judges of United
States District Courts, editors, authors, explor
ers, United states attorneys, Consuls, Secretar
ies of State. Surveyors Oeucral, Senators and
Representatives, Governors, Presidents of the
State Senate. Speakers of the House of Repres
entatives. Two recent graduates took first and
second places in national oratorical "contests.
Student organisations include the student
Hody, V. at 0. A.. V. W. C. A., The Girl's Will
amette club, the Oratorical Association, Teu
Ionia herein (open to students of German), the
Willamette Institute of Scientific Research, the
Olee Club, and the Ladies Musical Club. There
are four literary societies in the college, two for
tin- young men and two for the young women.
All have well furnished halls. Student publica
tions include the Collegian (weekly), the Wall
ulah published annually by the Junior class, and
the Band-Book published each fall at the open
ing of the school year. 0
Willamette possesses athletic teams in all of
the standard games. The foot-ball team secur
ed the state championship a year ago. For the
coming year we have an excellent foot-ball coach
and a very enthusiastic foot-ball manager. .Will
amette's teams are not -d for their grit and true
There is a limited amount of labor about the
buildings Bad grounds, and the faculty cheerful
ly help to secure places where students may earn
money. Those who are unable to secure funds
enough in advance fofa year's expenses need not
be deterred from beginning the year. Those
who desire to work their way would do well t..
write to Dean Geo, H. Alden. A co-operative
dub of yoiuitf men secure their board for .:!.(()
per week. Both young '"en and young women
are paying their entire expenses by their work.
In Conclusion, and after two years study in
this institution, I can truthfully say that I know
of no better place for a young man or woman to
secure an education or to prove tin- strength of
their character. I would he glad to furnish fur
ther information to those who are interested.
Bulletins may be secured from President Carl
i. Douey, Salem, Oregon.
a- support of t he Anierician people.
the Architectural Collage last year, wllk'll was unusual ..pportunit ics.cspiccially in the study of
the iii st year of its existence, was such as to gain law and social science. The university has depart-
llotioc all over the Uuited States in competition meilts of law, education, science, art .literature,
with other schools of th.- kind. A well kn..wu language, history, mathematics, theology, social
I'oiilan.l architect is head of this department, science, and a'.hletics.The campus adjoins the
and a stroilg school is being built up under Ins state grounds which contain over a thousand
direction. The Journalism department, which varieties of vegetation,
had over UM) enrolled hist year, has been made Baton Hall, the new College of Liberal Art's
the recipient of a complete prilltiug press at d buildillg, is one of the linest educational build-
outiit by a Kugeue man, aud in addition to other Ings in Oregon. Waller Hall is a large hricki
Work in the newspaper line, practical printing structure live st.. ries high. The Science build
can he taught. The journalism schnnl is ranked ittg and the Music building contain ample aeco
as one of the best in the west. modatious fur these departments. Tin- Lad
All nth. i department . u.-h as the School of ies' llnrMias room for forty women. The gym
Ceiniueice. a iv in a better shape this year than iiasiuin has been remodeled. Willamette's ath
ever. Students can. b taking a stiff course, m lets Held Is one of the best to be found. It is Well
elude work in s. eial dilVercut depart incuts. fenced, contiguous to the t;y nuiasiuiu, has a piar-
tal, has been at war with Aust ria alone, but The l'niversit s otic of the oldest schools of H-r-tnile cinder ruillliug track, a tine base-ball
she miejit as well he consistent and tinht Turk. Ita kind ill the Northwest, but its growth for SCW diamond and football field, two cement tennis
and Gerinam also, she will be shy of making eral years back, was retarded bj the referendum courts and three dirt courts,
declarations against the Hermans, hut th. on it appropriation. Since the tall of i;h'. About 90,000 volumes are available to the atu-
break is likelv to coin.- before lon,u. w lieu the uullam bill was passed and the schoul dents in the follow Ulg libraries: The university
Th.- Better Babies t tautest for tins v ear. which
was staged last week at Vale, attracted the at
tent ion of parents all over Kastern Oregon. It
is becoming a well established tact that the An
uual Better Babies Contest Is an Important fee
tine in the successful icaiiuu of a family. It
th.re is anything wrong with the physical or
mental make up of our children, we should know
what it is. and how to remedy it. It makes ,u
better men and Women, These contests have
be. u the means of plauiug many children "ii a par
with other on i lusters, and in givhlg them ail etj
ual chance in the world.
A. II. Harris of he Poftland Evening Telegram
recently visited Ontario and the surroiindini;
country in the interest of his paper, his mission
here being t find out the true conditions of this
section aud to publish his findings in the Tele
gram, His story pas published lasi week by the
Cortland DSper, and the full article is reproduc
ed in this issue of the Argus.
Mr. Harris has written a mighty Interesting
article, and deals with the truht in a fearless
maimer. Certainly the truth cannot hurt this
section of the state. We are a new Country, as
he brings out in his story, but this is certainly a
progressive Country as is evidenced b the wond
erful advancement that has been made in oulj I
few years. And greater advancement will la
made in the next few years.
His analysis of our needs is a safe one, and is
surely correct. With all of these needs supplied
this country would be the most prosperous sec
tion in all tin- west. It would be richer than a
gold Held. And nolle of his suj;;esteu Heeds are
impossible of attainment. On the other hand
they are coming probably faster than we realize,
and we will all wake up some of these tine morn-
lugs and find that we live in the most favored
section of the west. It is no wonder that our
farmers believe the result is worth tin- effort.
That a "lcar-strap" has been placed ..n tin
Snake river, is true. The country is "leading"
its irrigation water from the river not driving
it. The day may not be far distant when the
Snake will he harnessed at this p.. int. His sim
gestion is in keeping with the efforts now being
made by the Dead Ox Flat irrigation district,
where an effort is being made to harness the
l'a ette river.