m FAOB 2 oittajuo jmaim Ontario orhgov. thi phuay, nxK is, 101s r i Glh,? (Dtttarui Argiw GEO. K. AIKEN, Editor and Publisher. Published Thursdays at Ontario, Oregon, and entered at the Ontario post office for distribution as 2nd class matter. SUBSCRIPTIONS One Year $1.50 GO SLOW NOW. Tlic Malheur Enterprise of bite lias been urging the adoption of ;i road plan for Malheur oounty. The plan is tb most oomprctienaire ever pul forth, ti merit lies In the f.irt that it taken Into consideration the needaof the county as Whole and furnishes the ueeesary basis for the ult imate development of an adequate highway system which will permil of growth and development thrUOUt the vast domain of Mallienr eouutv . No "...mI svstem tlnit wil ultimatelv serve the v I'.intV ceotion of Americans. In viewing these problems the Orange and even-other body that han for its object the promotion ot fair dealing among men does well to call attention to the inequalities 01 distribution, to condemn the profiteer and at the same time to condemn those who would use any by the properly constituted means in the hands of the voter to rectify the evils while the nation is at war; or at any other time. CITY HELP ON THE FARM. The benefit which will accrue to the farmer thru the aid of city labor during the harvest time is a moot question. There are many who declare that a city man. a clerk or one engaged in similar occupation is a hindrance rather than an aid on the farm. This may be true in the Kast and in the industrial sec tions of the Middle West, but it is hardly true in the agri cultural regions Of the West, or Middle West, either. It is trni' that a large percentage of the clerks and residents of the towns and cities ot the agricultural regions have had more or less experience on farms. A large pro portion of them were raised on the farm and acquired their city residence largely for the purpose of securing betti r educational facilities, and then drifted into city jobs. can he scored without sush a plan. Some definite aim lUese men are not so tar removed li-oin their early must he taken before the righl kind of a system can be training that they could not within a lew weeks become I.ujI, I suitable ranch hands. It would take a week or two to hard- Hut there are mam things to be taken into consider,!- ell their muscles and put ealOUSei on their hands but tin y would "he mere in tune. ( 'ertainly such men. who for the reason that thev have tion when discussing internal developments at this time. 'o ulnna should he considered which do not make larire provision for the fact that America is at war and that 100 familes or are otherwise disqualified for military service, ....... t ,.i il .i ..v m .-i I... .liri..ti.1 inward u-i minor the I but are loyal Americans, are much more to he desired as war. (Jnlesii a public proposition has the winning of the war as a feature of its belli fits it should wait until after the conflict in Europe has ended There arc ma iy roads which can be considered of mat erial benefit toward winning the war. Bucfa roads are those which aid the rancher in moving his crop to market. Sue h roads should be bllilt Roftrfa ihnt Would permit the briUg ilia out of ueci ssarv war materials are in the same class. farm laborers than the floaters of the I.W.W. type whosi very presence on Farm is a menace to the eropa. In view of the situation in which the nation find" itself, with a labor shortage in every town, as will as in tin country it wil require a large degree of leadership and et operation to work out the problem. The city business mai must sooner or later face the problem and realize that in degree his business is less essential to the winnuit: of th hut tourist roads .mil roml thnt an fairh passable mm: war man mat of raising ami harvesting tlie crops, anil that WW the present needs sh-cM be left alone with only e wUiU called UpOU to DC ready to make every sacrifice of pen I'tUreS for upkeep. ' convenience and possibly of necessity to aiding the l'heil there i the linan. ISjl question Ni be eoiisidi n it. ""lu-lo-r. With the imbli i idled uiNii; :i. never before to dive t fund The business man will do thi. He can do no less. When to war organizations bum var taxes in ver increasing quantities, it is unwise to promote further expenditurea. And there is still another element upon which to pon der. That is the necessity of labor in war work of all kinds, from raising of grain and live stock to the building of ships and ammunition. To divert this labor to road building i incNpedient, to ay the least. After the war is over', too. there will be an army of sev sral million uf men who will be in need of employment. Thev will return to find that women have taken their I laces in many industries. There will he a period of N this problem comes to Ontario within a few weeks, as come it must. The Argus has no doubts as to the result. Ontario business men will be ready to do their part. BUMPER CROP COMING. Uncle Sam is tightening his belt just now. His mil lions of inhabitants are for the first time beginning to real iae that the mini hand of war can reach across oceans and fasten upon the food of men alid women who have alwa - lived among plenty. 1'lle wllcatless ihiv was but no iot loilm-t ion oi- vv. adjustment in almost every line of endeavor. Until that will have a wheatless weeka whittles mouth, and to a d leaiijusiineiii taxes place there will he thousands .t men grec perhaps for a longer period. But Americans have not sultered as a result. I here is .still plentv for cverv one to wh rouhl be used in the const met ion of roads and othei public orojects to their own advantage and to the ultimate advantage of the state and nation. Wherever, therefore, it is possible to delay work so that tin men who arc fightiug ihw will have an upportun it to take their place in the ranks of civil life, that should be done. Sin h a program wil not he hard mi Maiiheur eouutv. While it needs mads, and needs them badly, it is no worse off todav than it was five yean ago. The Count) will do well to consider the plan proposed by the Vale editor, which in its entirety would require the construction of icarh "Hi, i, eh : of highway, and lay its plans I..- ultimate lv rcachiujj that desirable end when the time is opportune tor its accomplishment. THE GRANGE AND THE LEAGUE. That tin Noii Partisan League is going to find it difficult to stampede the farmers of Oregon and Washing Ion was uiaili increasingly apparent bl the action of the State Orange at its Sah in convention last week. The t i rangers, representing; perhaps, a large majoritx of tin ranchers of the state passed a resolution condemning i In League; hut lain re elected state Master Bpenee, dust what this may be considered .to mean is doubtful at tin. distance, hut the attitude of the majority voting for the resolutions indicate that the Grangers desire to keep then body free from entangling alliances. In that the Qrange is wise lor it has a gnat work to do and is accomplishing a large portion of its program without keeping coinpaii with organisations which are under a cloud of questionable loyalty. Aside from these u events that which was of import 1 aiue was the opening nhiress of The State Master who sounded a clarion call lor loyalty on the part of the ! ran re. While no such call was needed the address delivered by Mr. Spruce was timely and comprehensive, lie dwelt on pertinent problems which the Grangers with other citi Bens, not engaged in farming, have to face. There is no doubt that tin nation today has two forces at work which disturb the peace and welfare, as well as the safety of the republic. The one is the ultra conscrv i tive; tin other tin ultra radical. To condemn either with out taking the otlnr into consideration is a mark of failure in prop, ily compi .liendinir-Jhe problem. Tin ultra eoiiscrvativewho recoifiii'eH no merit to progressive measures for the enhancement of industrial and commercial justice, gh cause to the vaporing! of tin ultra radical. Now that we are at war these two forces iu the nation should be at peace. For unless this war can be won. and won dccisivelv. IViissiaiiism will destroy the entire fabric of our government and bring on horrors beyond the con- eat. Starvation does not stalk across the land; want and misery are still strangers to US. What Americana have suf fered is as nothing as compared with the hardships already endured, and being endured by the heroic Belgians, the valiant Kreiich, the sturdy determined British. Every ounce of courage and fortitude which our allies have shown across the water, we too, can show if called upon. Hut we will not be so tried in the crucible of war. We have the promises not only of bumper wheat crop of a billion bushels or more, but likewise there is a bumper crop of the things that American wives have learned to use. and make as palatable as they used to make with wheat rinse two thinga combined brighten the prospects for tin future. So cheer up, the best is yet to conic. ENTER THE CHAUTAUQUA. Ontario is to have a t'hautaiupia in July. Vale and Payette are to have theirs this month, so that so far as in spirational stimulus and musical enjoyment this section of the l'. S. A. is to be well cared for. In spite of the war. there is still a need for the Chan tainpia. The lecturers who come with war messages serve i distinct purpose. And even tho we are at war there is Do necessity for the entire abandonment of all forms or recn - ation and relaxation, SO that the .other numbers, if tin l arc of merit, are justification of their 0WH existence. Payette and Vale have big committees behind their Chautauqua programs. Their communities have been thoroughly canvassed, and with their experience in tin past the siicci ss of their undertakings are assured. This is not true here, and an earh effort is what is needed lure. MALHEUR COMING FAST. The Oregon Voter in its recent issue visualized the standing of the various counties iu Oregon m the Liberty Loan drives in such a manner that Malheur County may well congratulate itself. Malheur ( 1ounty was second onl'v to Tillamook in the percentage of citizens who subscribed to the loan. Tillamook had a subscription list totaling 26 per cent of the population while Malheur had 36.4 per cent. Tillamook, Malheur, Hood River, Coos and Klamath weie the only counties to record more thaw 2" 0 t cant of their inhabitants as Third Liberty Loan subscribers. These figures are interest inc when viewed in mmmW. son with previous Libertx Loans, for in the first two Ml. heur failed to reach its quota and by combining the total quota of three Malheur has only reached !)8 ner cent How ever the county is coming strong in all its war work and with the passing of the Fourth Liberty Loan Malheur will be listed among the counties that are more than 1lM r cent. IfYouWantanAuto.GetltNow ' . t There it no certsinty how lonjr prompt deliveries can be made, and the prices are sure to advance. You have read In the newspapers how automobile production ha been reduced And you know further curtailment In planned for the future. - ,, i villi gladly take your order now for Immediate delivery at pre sent price for the following standard makes Oakland Klvn Paeeenger Touring, lliilrk Six, Cylinder Seven and Five Passenger louring and Three Passenger Roadster, Hull k Four Cylinder Five Paewmger Toorlng, Vellc Sl Cylinder Five Passenger Touring. Four Passenger Chummy lload-lcr and Two Paaeenger U.m.l ater, Huln Huper 81. Seven Passenger Touring and Four Passenger Speedster. Franklin Air Cooled Five Passenger llnadNtor. You are taking no chances In buying any one of these makea of th. we all have been tested In tula locality and are giving universal satisfaction, so why experiment Let us hare your order lie-fore- MM prices aibance. Phone 12S M for demonstration or call nnd see them at galesroom. Old Toggery Location. EASTERN OREGON AUTO CO. V. B. HTAPLES, Mgr. ONTARIO, ORKOON THE UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENT Thirty years ago tha telephone was a luiury. Today, through personal Initiative and private enterprise. It haa become a neceaslty within the reach of everybody Where one a busl neaa had but one telephone with a limited talking range, today that business haa aervlce with a range three-quarters of a conti nent broad, and every branch of every bualneaa la linked to ov ary other by an Intercommunicating telephone system. The telephone haa earned Ita responsible place and there are now 8,000.000 Hell telephonea In thla country, over which go ti, 000. ooo talka dally. Erery Rell Telephone in a Long Distance Station. Malheur Home Izhrtixz i9. A Comfortable Feeling A good many things may happen that will give you a feeling of comfort and security, but nothing will do this more surely than the knowl edge that you have money in the Bank. This is particularly true if your money is in our bank, wnero you know It's safe. You know it is there subject to your needs. That you can get it when you want it. That it is safe until you need it. If you have no bank account, we invite you to start one at our bank now, no mat ter how small. You will add to it from time to time and it will soon be a source of comfort and security to you. BUY THRIFT STAMPS: A MONEY AND LIBERTY SAVING INVESTMENT. First National Bank ONTARIO, OREGON. The First Duty of Man A beautiful udtertiM-iiieut appeared In a recent Issue of the Sat urday Evening Poat. by a large automobile company. Illustrating the four greatest evems in the fe 0f man; i.i RDM m vmtiFii itt VUM VOI it uoM! lorn int.Ni ii wn HI MM. Hit K Al IUMOIIII.F. DO VOI' I'ATCTI THAT SPI.KNDll) I'UINT. Mil MAN? Thla big automobile firm ap.nt $10,000 00 for a single page In a alugle magazine io advertise to million of people In every city In the land that Wie FIRST IM TV OF A MARUIED MAN IS TO OWN A HOME THAT A HOME SHOULD t OMEBEKORE THE AUTOMOBILE. We Plau our home true. We build It with WeHtern Soft Ptae. AL CHANCE LOCAL MANAtiRK ONTARIO, ORKOON. MM M Boise-Payette Lumber Co. IDAHO Manufacturers of WKSTKR.N -i.l I PINK 5-2S to 30 Hate off t.. that Vale bunch who put over the Warni b (rings bond sale. It was a great work.