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TlllO ONTARIO ARMM. ONTARIO. OREO ON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1920
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Phone 188-J Ontario, Oregon
IDAHO WANTS OltKGON TJIAIIj
STOPPED AT OLDS KKHIIY
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Commission would aurfneo It. In
fuct ou every good road movement
tho Dead Ox Flat mon havo been
united lu tholr efforts wlillo at tho
name time, by Indirect method) the
Woiser and Pnyetto schemers have
been endeavoring to undo tho work
of tho rnnchors.
That It not nil. When It was first
rumored that tho Welsor and Pay-
Ictto men were up to bucIi tactics a
'committee from Dead Ox Flat called
upon them and put tho matter square
ly beforo them and secured n pro'
imloo from officials of tho Commercial
organizations that they would not
Intorfor. Thcso men may havo kept
their promises but sorao of tholr as
sociates havo not.
Just what will ho done to prevent
tho designs of tho Idalioaus has not
bcon determined but a meeting will
bo held tonight to conbtflcr tho pro
per steps to take.
Tho tduho mm nro lncscd that
tho Oregon Commission has laid pav
ing to tho brldgo hero and that Is
what has aroused thorn to action,,
8o far as Ontario and Malheur coun
ty good roads onthuslaats aro coni
cornod the Idaho Commissioners may
build tholr roads In tholr own stato
whoro thoy -will but quite naturally
any attempt on tho part of our neigh
bors, at least some of thom, to dic
tate tho location of Orogon roads. Is
not taken ns very clubby.
ON TELEPHONE RATES
Public Utilities CommL-wlou's Ktn-rt
Check Hooks and Inventory of
Malheur Home Telephone
bond pnorosAia iioni
OAIUIY IY TWO TO ONK
With only 73 voters recording
their opinions tho bond proposals for
tho payment of paving warrants, and
for tho purchaso of flro oqulpmont
woro approved at a special election
The vote In favor of tho Issuance
of bonds to take up tho additional
(Warrants for paving was 44 to 28;
wiiiio mo voio on mo prupusui lur
flro oqulpmont was moro popular nnd
carried by a voto or 69 to 14, or moro
than four to ono.
Within tho courso of n fow weeks
a hearing will bo held on tho ques
tion of telophono rates for Malheur
county. Vice-president, J. A. I.ak
ncss on whoso Initiative tho original
roquest tor a rlso was Instituted tins
mutinied his potltlon n? follows'
Thnt thi commission grant such
rntca sufficient to provide, for nec
essary operating expense; for an
tutequnto depreciation reserve; nnd
for n fair icturn on tho company's
In tho original petition tho com
pany set forth in detail a schedule
of ratoa It desired to enforce Tho
now petition places tho tusk of nam
ing tho rates directly, up to tho com
During tho past two wook Ouy
K. 1 1 ii rr Is, telephonb onglnuer for
tho 'commission linn checked tho In
ventory and tho books of the com
rnny and Is now busily engaged In
Bftlom bringing tno data to uato rorvivmi !.
presentation to tho commissioners. two sons.
Just when tho hearing will bo held .
is not Known nut u is onucipnieu
that it will bo within a fow weeks.
oinuopiiAOTon opknh officio
AT HOORH IIOTKfi ONTAIHO
l)r. W 11. ltoynolds, a chiropractor
of moro than 16 years oxporlenco has
opened un office at rooms 203 and
204 in the Mooro Hotel whoro tin Is
receiving pntlonts Booking relief
from Ills without tho uso of drugs.
Dr, ltoynolds has been lu tho West
for a number of years but formorly
was a practlonor in Minnesota.
FOKMHH ONTAltlO PASTOIt 18
VICTIM OF HKAKT.FAll.imK
Itov. Thomas Johns, pastor of tho
Mothodlst Episcopal church At Good
ing, Idaho was found dead In his bod
Monday morning a victim of heart
failure. Itov. Johns who had long
bcon a member of tho Idnho confer-
onco was for a tlmo pastor of tho
Mothodlst church horo. He Is aur-
hls wlfo, a daughter and
The Public Service Commission of
Oregon Has Absolute Legal Author
ity to Regulate Our Rates.
We have filed an application with the commission
asking that our rates be increased sufficiently to
produce income which will provide.
1st. Necessary Operating Expenses.
We must have enough money to pay our opera
tors, repairmen, materials, rent, power, taxes and
many other items of expense.
2nd An Adequate Depreciation Reserve.
From income, money must be set aside to repro
duce the plant when it is worn out. This reserve
is the publics guarantee that service will be con
tinued. Without it we will eventually be unable
to give service. Just the same as you will be un
able to ride when your car is worn out unless you
have money to buy a new one.
3rd A Fair Return on Money Invested.
Just a fair rate of interest on the money invested.
Just high enough to secure the necessary capital
for development and extensions. We ask no more
and should have no more.
Without having sufficient income to meet these
three items no business can thrive and render
adequate service to the community. Could we be
any more fair than this?
We have absolute confidence in the fairness of the
commission to establish just rates and in the fair
ness of the public to readily see that our rates
must be increased to meet increased cost of labor,
materials and all other items of expense.
Malheur Home Telephone
J. A. LAKNES&,
Vice President & General Manajror.
FARM BUREAU TOUR
Tiro Hundred People Knjoy Trip And
Ikmrflt From Demonstrations
nnd TnlkH-Vlt.lt M.iuy In.
Tho first annual farm bureau tour
In Malheur County occurod on Fri
day, July 30. Tho procession form
ed at tho Cairo grange hall at 0:30
and moved In n southerly dlroctlon
os far as nig Ilond grovo whero
lunch was taken, thence easterly to
Iho Itoswoll section and thon North
through Parma and Nyssa.
Tho purpose of tho trip was to sea
wht U being dono along farming
lines In tho different parts of the
Bnako Hirer Valley. Particularly
tho possibilities for Improving the
cropping mothods and tiio handling
of tho soil by drainage and better ro
tations, for maintaining fortuity re
Tho first demonstrations exnmtnod
woro Holds affectod with alkali. The
first field was ono which produced
exceptionally heavy rops of alfalfa
hay a fow years ago but has bcon go
ing downhill by reason of tho accum
ulation of alkAll until it now producer
but half a crop and will soon become
useless until drained. Tho second
field was ono which had once been
highly productive, then had become
totally unproductive becauso of al
kali accumulation, but now, after
having been drained for several years
Ih gradually coming back Into pro
. durtlon again.
Tho caravan stopped at many de
monstrations of crops which are be
ing grown on tho farms of tho coun
ty, crops which are proven substi
tuted for much of tho alfalfa now be
ing grown when tho tlmo comes to
plow up tho alfalfa. A nllmpse of
what the country will look like when
diversified farming takes Its place
was had from tho bank of tho Owy
hoo canal southwest from tho K8D
ranch. Hero tho production of corn,
craln and notatoes Ims reached an
extent whero It Is evident that fully
fifty por cent of tho alfalfa field
havo glvon way to thcso cropB.
I At tho Tens"en-lly corner a short
time was devoted to the examination
of three possibilities to take the
place of some of tho alfalfa. These
were ensilage corn,. Irrigated pasture
and red clover. At the Olbson-Oront
ranches enallago corn came In for
further attention and a discussion
took place in the exceptional!" fine
field of Mr. 0 root's place, Then fur
ther substitutes were examined on
tho Gibson farm In the shape of po
tatoes and onions and production
methods discussed. Along tho road
tho many fields of barlev and wheat
and corn for grain and seed were
to be seen, suggesting still further
opportunity for diversified farming.
The best of the expedition took
place at tho wonderfully fine grove
owned by tho Dig Bend community,
whero tho party stopped for lunch
and to rest In tho shade ot tho trees
Here a fine field of tted clover was
examined and a meeting held at
which tho possibilities of red clover
was discussed under tho able leader
ship of Messrs. Fry nd Drumbark
Great interest was manifested In the
crop for It offers the best founda
tion for a profitable and short rota
tion for diversified farming that can
be had. Mr. Fry told of his long
exnerlence In growing tho crop and
discussed its value from tno stann-
point ot Increased fertility ot the soil
and Its place In the rotation. He
told of production mothods from
seeding the harvest. Mr. Drumback
gave figures on yields of hay and
seed which proved that the crop has
been far more profitable than alfalfa
to those who have grown it Intelli
gently. Sevoral Important announcements
wore made by members of tho party,
after which the sulphur on alfalfa
demonstration on tho John Doswell
farm was Inspected, a wonderful
field of yellow dent corn being-grown
for seed by R. H. Drumback was ex
amined, and the effect ot clover on
a crop pt wheat following was shown
by examination ot a field near Rob
well. Tho party then proceeded to
ward home, everyone pronouncing if
the first Crop and Soil Improvement
tour a fraud success,
FRUITLAND BENCH NEWS
I Mrs. E. A. Llnck and daughter,
Miss Fern, accompanied by Miss Dor
othy Hall, granddaughtor of Mrs.
Itnck, roturned Sundny evening from
Lowlaton whoro Miss Fern had boon
,10 attend Lowlaton Normal and Mrs.
iLluok to visit with hor daughter, Mrs.
Miss Florence Anderson of Pnrma
visited ovor Sunday with Miss Fern
Llnck. Sho was also tho guost last
week of her brother. Dr. Allan An
derson; at Ontario.
Mr. and Mrs. II. D. Dosson and son
aud daughtor visltod Sunday in Par
ma with rolatlvos. Mr. and Mrs. O.
B. Dosson, and daughtor, ot Payette,
Thursday, Aug. 0th
"Lovcw of Lctty"
Something All together Now.
Friday, Atttgu-it 01 h
McLEAN nnd MAY
Saturday, August 7Ui
"Tho Wilderness Trail"
Second ltylsodo of tho
Million Dollar Serial
Hun. & Mon., Aug.- 8 & 0
"Mary Mien Comes to Town"
A two reel animal comedy
Tuesday, August 10
7 days old
Wednesday, August 11
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