,-- THE ONTARIO AEG US, ONTARIO. OREGON, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 32, 1920- The Men Who Handle the City's Administrative Departments i CIjAY .M. STHAltNH Michigan, wliero lio wns born tu There Is perhaps no city In East- 1S83. Ho graduated from the Mich- em Oregon or Western Idaho that possesses a city official more con versant with the machinery of gov ernment In tho degrco with which these complicated affairs are possess ed hy Clay M. Stearns, Ontario's city recorder. Tho he has seen most of his pub lic service In the West Mr. Stearns In, us tho saying goes, "a down East Yankee," whoso ancestry Includes General Steams of Revolutionary funic, while other members of tho Steams family served In all tho waro of tho nation. Mr. Stearns, or Judgo, us ho Is bottujl known to Ontarlaus, started his public career early In life, was a ct HP-HHB.3HHi I Wm&mnxr i .:flLi' Ignn Agricutturul nlso In Albion, In college, which -tbo chihs of '07 mmR r & f mmmm. "J2k bark to his former position In April, 1019, and lias lecu on tho Job ever lnci jshBsbbbb & ; kWWW Ebbbbv sBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBjt ti bbsbvbbbbm bbbbbbHbbbwJ mo" and was there for one year, after which he wont to Portland. In 1911 ho returned to Ontario and en gaged In tho plumbing trade. That fall ho was nuurled to Mlm Lrtna Slsloy of this city and again returned to Portland, whore ho remained until llm fall of 19 11 when they returned to Ontario. Slnre that tlmo' Mr. and Mrs. Chambers have made this city their homo. When the war eamo Mr. Chamber entorcd tho service In the tall of 19 IS and reached San I-'raii-ilsco Just before thp armistice was Igned. On his return from tho army ho again engaged In the plumb ing business until ho was appointed an assistant nt tho pumping plant by Mnvor It. W. J on on In February, 1919. which position he held until 'his appointment as Water Superin tendent on August 1 of last year. City Heeoider Clay M. Stearns member of tho legislature of Maine In 188ft. In that session ho was tho jnuiiKCHt member. Judge Stearns Is not a native of Maine, for ho was born In.l'onnsyl. vanlu, his family moving to Maine when ho wub two years old. Ho at tunded tho common schools of Krye burg, Maine, tho Hrldgoton nendomy and entered Howdoln college wliero he attended for two years. In 18SC ho sottled In Walla Wcila. Wuuhlngton. Thoro ho studlod law In tho offlco of Senator John 11. Allen nnd was admitted to tho liar. Later h? moved to Karmlngton, Washington, to practice and began tils cureor as n city offlclnl with his election to tho position of city clerk. Later for six yeara ho had n similar position at Pullman, Washington, serving on tho council and In other public offices. Another movo took him to No Porco, Idaho, whoro ho was city at torney for flvo years. In 1910 Judgo Steams camo to" On tario nnd ongagod In tho renl estnt buslnoss until ho was appointed City Recorder In 1910, which position ho lias hold since. To this work ho has hud added that of municipal Judge Ho Is ilkowiso U. S. Commlftshiu'i for this district. City I.'iikIikmt (). A. Klutz. ftor n summer In railroad construe Ion nnd tho drafting room of the Cadillac Motor company, ho accepted a position on the Isthmus of I'siiainn with the commission digging the blr ditch. Whllo In the zone he wns ongnged 'n municipal 'and hydraull" work ipcclallzlng In mapping the Cliagres 'Ivor and Its water shed for data necessary In the construction of th famous (latum dam. Later he was assigned to duty nt Panama City, having In charge the municipal work of sowcrage nnd paving under taken by tho coin.n:sMloii. In this work hjt was under tho supervision of that mastor engineer, (leimral Cloothals. After leaving tho xouo ho was em ployed by the Canadian Urldgo com punv at Wnlkervllle, then became City KiiKlueer nt Corvallls, Oregon, which ho resigned to become assist ant city engineer of Portland, which position ho held until ho camo to On tnrlo. Mr. Kratz Is n married man, Mrs Kratz having been Larn M. Hydo of. Kalamazoo, Michigan, prior to her marriage, and like Mr. Kratz Is u graduate of Michigan Agricultural college. Thoy have two children , City .Marshal II. C. I (inner Mr Parmer was married In On tario In November, 190C, to Mh ' Elizabeth llutlcr of this city, and thoy live on Indiana avenue and Morfltt street. I.Ot'lS KHOKSSIX, .lit. To protect tho property within the city from flros Ontario has n volun- Y. W. CHAMBERS Ontario's new municipal water system Is now managed by Y. W. , Chambers. Mr. Chambers was bom In Pralrlo City In 18S7 and camo to' 1 BZ!?&' JbBET'h - bbbbbbbbbbbbI bbbbbbkIbbbbKbbbbbbiE BBBBBBBBHKXT&lrilfl&u Y 4tlH bbm BM mm lBBA mmw .sWfe. ..SBBBBBfe. BBBBBKBEkSf uBBBnBBBBBBBrV IT same state until ho came west In 1909 In search of n now homo. Whllo ho worked In Itolso and Welsor, at his trado of harness making, ho watched Ontario grow. He went back to his Minnesota homo In 1911 and told his father of Ontario and as tho result they camo here to estab lish a business In 19 lit. That fall he began his sorvlco with tho fire department thru election to membership. In 19 H ho became vice president of tho department and In 191ft Its president, which offlco he held until elected chief In 19 IS. Mr. Kroessln lias tnkoti so active an Interest In the good of tho de partment that ho lias constantly sought Its Improvement. What The Chief wants more than anything else nt tho present tlfno Is ti fire truck. If keeping at It will get It, he will have It, too HAY FOR SALE 20 Tons third cutting, one mile wost of K. S. & 1). much; 20 tons first and third cutting two lnllosfrom Ontario. Thomas W.CIagott. 227-1 0-tf EXPERIENCED MAN wants to rent n good ranch. Wrllo S. 'P., Frult- Inud, Idaho. 219-10tolU S. C. WHITE LEGHORN breeding cockerels for sale, $fi.00 each. A. 11. Cain, 2 miles west of Ontario. 221-10-tf WANTED Plain sowing at flmt house north of Methodist parson- ago. Mrs. Roy Mnnson. 22ft-10i"ilt FOR SALK OR TRADE What will you give or what have you to trade for lots 1. 2, :i, !, ft, 11, 12, 13, II and 1". In block 811. City of Ontario' --(. O Luehrs. 222-10-tf OSCAK A. KRATZ O. A. Kratz, city engineer, Is per haps tho most traveled man In tho sorvlco of tho city for his profos slonal duties liavo tnkon' him from Canada to tho torrid zone, to Cor vallls and Portland, Orogon, and lastly to Ontario. M Kratz Is a natlvo of Albion, II. C. I'AHMKR Tho poaoo and safety of Ontario Is In tho hands of II. C. Farmer, who having served several terms In tlmt oapaolty knows tho goine so thorob tlmt the city Is given n wide birth lv the crooks that travel C.ls way Mr. Fnrmer 1ms net rl v:iv her police offlcor, however, for v! . he enme to Ontario It was In Hip ' bet buslnoHS, whloh trmtJ ho lean I If his old home In Indiana h)i wan born In IS78 After t. .Vlu-1 over various Indiana towns h- ci i wost In 1U0-I and wttlod In Ontuvl . ...m-ilnir In vnvlnni naiincltles or mi l "'""" " "... II lug aUwrber shop until i s neii. he was appointed City Man I.. I and Chlof of tho Fire Dupurtiniit ""' ' positions ho roslgnod In l!i8ti outer the sheop luislnvt 'l" ItiUlor, Jr, in 1918, but he wen. lire Chief Louis Kioesilii, .lr. te fire department at whose head . ( liauibei-N at the present time Is Loulx Kro- . 1 - ,hIii, Jr. Ontario Just 22 yearn ago After nt. Mr. Kroessln was bom In Rt tending tho local schools Mr Chnn. , Charles, Minnesota, In 188ft nnd bora wont to O. A j In the fall of lived hi that city or Albert Lea In the Water Supt. V, Own One of Your Own Millmade Ready-Cut H6mes Hy onloriiitf u inill-inndo IToinc vou SAVE TIM 10 iiikUIONEY. floi mi nhsoluiu double coustrueted irouic, liuidc of first grade muierinl throughout; Hardware, Painl, and all' mill work furnished with a eomplcle .set of Plans. . A largo number of designs lo select from. Al ways glad to show you. Call on-w H. L. POORMAN, Agent Ontario, Oregon. IIM Make Sure of Your Water Supply T his Year Much water is wasted annually in irrigation ditches and 'flumes. Dur ing the hot, dry summer this water must be conserved to insure -your crop success. Irrigation experts know the value of woqd pipe. With it th'ire is Hides, Furs and Pelts Ranchers, Stockmen, Trappers: If you have any hides, furs or pelts send them to us. We pay the highest market prices. We pay cash. Rogers & Company Telephone 1h5-W Ontario, Oregon c n white LEGHORN baby chicks for salo after March I. 20 per 100. Order now an they pre Rolng rust. Hatching eggs $2 por BOttliiBi S10 per 100. A. D. Cain. 2 inllea west of Ontario 224-10&H WANTED One dozen hens. Phone 77. Miss Lavlne Smith. 209 Stf FOR SALE Two largo chairs and library table, .almost new; cheap. Phone 69-M. 213 8 tf L. J. AKEIt, tho Income tax expert, has a full supply of 1919 Income Tax Forms now on hund to take cm- of all client's needs. Owing to mau engagements In 'outside towns Mr Aker will bo out of town consider ably from now on, and appolntmfnt may bo made by letter or telepho.. 170-J.- i'- 9 WANTED TO BUY One good work horse. Would consider team I. a-SSfiraln., Thomas W. CUbU. Ontarhx. 212 tf little waste of water More Durable than Iron Pipe American Quality wood pipe is maclo ot best grade of Washington Yellow Fir and comes in two varieties-machine-banded and continu ous stave. This fir has hi j h tensile strength and well-known lasting qualities, and because it is hard it prevents compression of the iron bands iitfo the staves. Either machine-banded or continuous stave may be had in all desirable sizes. And It's Inexpensive to Install Wood pipe is not expensive to lay down. For the complete installa tion it' costs less than iron pipe and about the same as ordinary flumes. Stocks of wood pipe will be carried at the following Boise Payette yards: Bliss, Jerome, Twin Fails, Wendell and Weiser. Ask the manager of any Boise-Payette yard about wood pipe for irriga tion. He will see that you get prompt service. Al Chance, Manager of Yard Ontario, Oregon BoisePayette Lumber Co.