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Published Thursdays at Ontario, On wii,
and entered at the Ontario post ofthr for
tiatribution as 2nd class matter.
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A HAPPY NEW YEAR
That 11)19 should Indeed ! h liappj
new vear. to practically even American
blest with good health is possible. There ex
iats rvt-rv ivnsoti for looking forward with
pltamnble anticipation to what is to come
within fcfaa next L. months. Never has there
been greater rntise for such anticipation
In em comnuuiitv families will lr
looking forward with pleasure for the re
turn of hovs who. "went over there" to do
th,.ir iiRi-t in the irreat stniinsle for freedom.
To them the year will be a blessed one mark
illtf the reunitinflLof severed ties.
It mav well he a happj one for those
whose sons will not conic back. Parents,
particularly of those who died on foreign
fields should be proud of their supreme Mr
rifice. They fare far greater rifta than
those who are perhaps more loudly ac
claimed. While they rejoice with the moth
crs and fathers of returned soldiers and lour.
for their loved ones, may their pride in theii
on, and the knowledge that he died scrying
a cause, than whieh no more righteous one
ere primed the rihVs of a noble army, nor
on which justice never breathed a bleaaiUfi
more divine ussunge than grief.
The coming year will try thoroughly
the geniui of the American people to mas
ter the difficult problems of reeonatruction
There will be many changes in all the as
pects and activities of life. This is alread
presaged in discussions on every hand.
The war has taught n distinct lesson
in civil government. It has demonstrated
that the old idea of antagonism of interest
is harmful to the promotion of the best re
sult. It has shown that by community of
interests the welfare of the nation con best
be tnarded. That with lahor and capital
working together on a definite program
there is no task too great for the ability of
Americans to perform.
What the lesson has taught is good for
war conditions will be accepted as good, to
a large degree, at least, for eace. .Inst how
for tlie change is social thot will go is a ques
tion. There will be no curbing of individual
initiative, for that was unneressary during
war times. But there will be an imposition
of regulation, in some form upon great in
dustries so as to promote social justice.
There is no denying that the American
people are not ready to adopt government
ownership of all utilities. The management
of the railroads, tho necessary under war
conditions . has not brot about a demand for
state socialism as the fixed policy (f the
The working out of these problems to
gether with the absorption back into private
life of three million men who have been mi
der ami for nearly a year; the readjust
meat of the educational system of the coun
try to keep step with the facts presented
by war the assumption of America of a
place in the concert of world powers, all
these things with the many complex prob
lems they present, most of which must la
determined by the people themselves, indi
cate that the coming year will not drat;
weurismne thru its cycle.
THEY ARE COMING HOME
Two years ago the sight of an Aineri
can army uniform in nearly every small
town in America would have attracted a
mob. It would have been found, perhaps,
that the man wearing it was the son of a
home town family7' who had probably
joined the army over parental objections.
and all that sort of thing. Today conditions
The sight of a uniform is common. The
streets of Ontario have duriug the past week
been filled with men and boys in uniform
And those boys donned that narl to serve p
great cause. They deserve the considera
tion of the people. But, what bus been done
to assure these boys that they will find em
We have heard a great deal of talk
about what we must do for the soldier boys,
all of which is well and good, but nothing
has been done. Our acts are not squaring
with our words.
Of course in this section, at this tunc.
it is hard to find places for those who need
them, but a job six months from now will
not take the khaki clad boys thru the win
ter. There are a number of men recent 1
d'sclnr"!';' fn m '' ' '
of work. Is there nothing that can be done
now to supply that need I
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MONEY WELL SPENT
Two of the boys who recently returned
from camps in the Kast bring with them
tributes to the work of the Red Cross, the
V. l. A., the K. oft1., the. Jewish Welfare
Hoard and others of the war dervicc organi
zations. It will do those who gave liberally
to these organizations good to know that
the bovs praise them highly.
As one of them put it: "Every eein
given to any of these organizations was the
best money any fellow ever spent."
To illustrate what the Wed Cross mean
to these boys recently this one incident may
be recerded: as tohi by LaRlie Hlackaby.
"1 was one of eight fellows who left
Camp Taylor for Oregon, and six of the
party, thru a mistake in the office had re
ceived only $1.05 each for traveling expen
ses, from liOtiisville, Kentucky, to Kugene,
Ore. Rather than wait for an uncertain
time until the mistake could he corrected
they came on.
"At Chicago, and eiiroiite to that city,
the lied Cross canteens fed 111 all: and at
!hiqago after giving us a meal they gave us
tickets to (J rand Opera and to vaudeville
performances. Then when we left Chicago I
the boys who were short of funds were
given lunches for the train and these togeth
n with meals served by other canteens
served to carry them across the continent
"If it had not been for the Red Cms
these fellows would have been 'out of
Sam Cretn who returned from Camp
Devens, Massachusetts, tells of similar e.
perieiiees he witnessed crossing the coiiti
Bent, and also how while the hoys arc stand
ing in line for hours to receive their dis
charge papers Ucd Cross workers journeyed
out from Boston fed them, from Hie truck
loads of food brot out every da .
"It is certainly great," says Mr. Crei in
"the way in which the people nave treated
the men in uniform."
Those who aided in any way in 1 1 1 i
expression of help for the soldier hoys has
cause for pride and joy. Those who did not.
well, they have missed something in their
lives that they can never secure. We feel
sorry for thorn.
CSB3S WQI QVSS
"THE LAW'S DELAYS"
The question which is forever preset t
ing itself for solutien: "How Mav Justice
He Expcdiated," is again before the bar of
the state for consideration.
Far be it for a mere Layman to discuss:
with authority the intangible machinery -l
the bench and bar. but it seems that anyone
may do so since the members of the prof
ion themselves, apparently are at sea in
tb"ir efforts to find a remedl
Judge Helt of Hood River, in a letter
t the Orcgnliiaii suggests that a large por
tioli of the delays are due to the present
method of selecting juries, which permit th
lawyen to use this method to display their
wit, and serves no other purpose, lie would
have the prospective jurors questioned l
Court, and have him decide as to their lit
Of course the lawyers will object t !
that, some times, the Judge is as prejudiced
as the attorney, and is prone, at tiiu- n
have preconceived notions as to the guilt or
innocence of defendants.
Then the state Bar association has n
program which calls f,,i- reforms in the Su
preine Court by adding additional inembi I
to the Supreme bench, to assist thejtew overl
burdened mctlllM-rs. The State Bar rejected
the proMisal to call into service of the Sn
preme Court thjee Circuit Judges at i
All these suggestions of the law ei in i
have to do with Rases that have Ana lb
reached the courts for adjustment Thi
only t. niches the outside of the "law's .1,
lays." It is perhaps true that not halt a
much delay is experienced alter a cose final
ly gets determined as in getting it past its
first trial. And this fault dues not lie with
the courts, as a rule, tho in some cases it
In every lawyer's office in the laud
there are many cases pending from one term
of court to another, which have heen p
poned for a multitude of reasons, main of
which originate with the representatives of
contending parties. Inability to get wit
uesses, the intervention of more important
cases, so far as different attorneys are con
cerned, these and other reasons serve to de
lay litigation and the enactment of justice
so far as the public is concerned.
U. S. HEALTH SERVICE
Increase in All Respiratory Dis
eases After the Influenza
Epidemio Probable. .
Influr ni Expaotad te Lurk for Month.
How to Guard Agalnet Pneumonia.
Common Cold Highly Catching lm
poruncoof Suitable Clothing Could
, 8.iv" 100,000 Uvea.
k-lllHSHa. D. a With theautmld
nv of the tM(U'inlc f Inllncnra the
Bent loo of health officer I directed
to uiiintiln, bronrhltl and other
fteaecg of the renlrntory ay I
wli h ii'Kiilnrly nue large iihhiImt
of .', Him. eaurclally during tin-winter
gSaaoii .Wording to ltu..-ii Mine,
Bin,'. n Ocncrnl of the United states
Puhllc llinllli Service, these ,II,M ,
will I eaueclHlly prevalent tlila win
ter niileaa I lit- people are oartlriiluily
can nil to ohey health Instruction.
'I'lii' present epidemic," oald Bur
geon Oenorml nine. "Su taught by bit
ter iierleiiee how readily a condition
beginning apparently n a alight cold
mm go on to pneumonia and death.
Kit hough tho worat of the epidemic la
o, i there will continue to he a large
amber of scattered ease, many of
them mild and unrecognized, which
Will he danger aiMita to he guarded
ggnlnsl " The Surgeon llenernl likened
the present situation to that after
great lire, Raying, "No fire chief who
nti'h'iitlnndu hli huslncas atopa playing
the hoe op the charred dehrla aa aoon
Hie (lumen and visible lire have dla
ai'i'cnrtil. On the contrary, he eon
Hnuea the water for horn and even
da mi. for he know that there la dan
ger of ihe (Ire rekindling from amol
"Then j on fear another outbreak of
Infliicnxa?" he waa aaked "Noi neoea
BnrllN another large epidemic," aald
the Surgeon Ccneral, "lint unleaa the
people learn to realise the seriousness
of the danger (hey will lie compelled to
pay a heavy death toll from pneumo
Dla and oilier reaplratory dlwaaea.
Common Cold Highly Catching.
"It la eiicmiraglng to ohaerve that
people are beginning to learn that or
Binary cough and cold are highly
catililng and ar spread from person
to permm by mean of droplet of
germ laden miiciia. Such droplet ar
ap rayed into the air when rarolcaa or
Ignorant people cough or aueeze with
out covering their mouth and mate. It
I also good to know that people bav
letiilied Houietlilng about the alue of
freah air In aummer, when people
ar largely out of door, the reaplra
tory dlaenae (cougha. cold, pneumo
nl. etc.) are Infrequent ; In the fall,
a people begin to remain Indoors, the
reaplratory dlaeasea Increase; In the
whiter, when people are prone to stay
In hadly eutlluteil, overheated' room
the reaplrutory illseiiaee liegome very
Suitable Clothing Important
"Still another factor in the produc
tion of colda, pneumonia and other r
aplrntory dlw-uaea I careJeasnaas or Ig
norance of the people regarding lult
abl clothing during the aeaaona when
the weather auddviily chnngca, aiding
In warm room too heavily grossed or,
what la even more common, eeclally
among women, dreaalng so lightly thut
window are kept closed In order to be
comfortably warm. Tbla la a vary In
Could Sav 100,000 Llva.
"I lni!ew we could eaally aava on
hundred thoiiaaud Uvea annually In
the United Slate If all the people
would adopt the ayateio of freah air
living followed, for example, lo tuber
culoid auuatoria. There la nothlug
myaterluuM about It no ipecldc medl
elll fill kill.. Ilk.. 'I'll.. Ilnluirluiil lk,ll,
i right Hvlng, good food and plenty of
Droplet Inftction taplalnad In Clotures.
"The Hureau of Public Health,
Treasury lertiuent, haa nt laaued
a atrlklng poster drawn by Herrymau,
the well knowu Washington cartoonist.
The poster exeinpllOv the modern
nuiiioil of health education. A few
years ago, under similar circumstances,
the health aillhorllles would Mbv Is
sued an official dry but scientittcally
accurate bulletin teuehliig lie role of
droplet Infection In the spread of re
spiratory disease. The only one who
would hae understood the bulletlu
would have been those who already
knew all about the aubjoct The mau
in the street, ihe plain eltlien and the
many millions who loll for their living
would hse hud go time and no desire
lo whiIc Ihioiigh the technical phraseology,"
THE HAMnW7IVii.. ,
The Arirus wishes all its rtaden a Ha1
COLAS. INtlUCNZA. PNEUaKMUA, AMD
itasCTcunan am stiuao tub way
t'opiea f tbla poster can be o
taioeil tree of charge by writing to the
Kurreon tleneral, V 8. I'nbllc lleeat
We Wish You a
Happy New Year!
si,i;s man w.kii
S'MSTKRN Sttl-T PINK
DR. J. S. CHARLEB0IS
Bpaalallat In curing Appandlcltla, I'llaa, Stomach, I.lrer, KaMtaa,'
lnflruiltl. Kidney aid Pom ale DIM
I ri'RK PKRMANKNTIV
Whan all other method has a failed, ronaullatloa fro
Over Post Office Ontario, Oftw
who was chewing and
swapping yarns with the
men on the Poet Office
corner. "Have a chew,"
say he to Jake. Jake
doesn't think he's chew
ing unleaa his cheek bulges
out like he had the mumps.
'Call that a chew'" he
snorts. "Sure!" says the
salesman. This U Rani
Gravely. That small chaw
satisfies, and the longer
you chew it the better it
tastes. That' why it doesn't
cost anything extra to
chew this class of tobacco,
a, a I
Real Gravely Chewing Plug
each piece packed in a poucn
j4 cheerful start
Breakfast in a room
made warm and cosy
by Pei lection Oil Heat
er. Inatant heat at the
touih of a match.
No unsk or odor.
Lens hours of steady,
com to i table warmth en
on filling with Pearl
Oil, the ever-obtainable
Mmw fnlt'ii ON
0. H. TEST, Special Agent
Standard Oil Co.. Ontario
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