mm. XXV ONTARIO. MALLIEUR COUNTY, OKEGON, THURSDAY, MAY 12 NO. 23 mm 31 SLIDE-liUNTINGTON SECTION WILL BE LEI IN JUNE SAYS COMMISSION MALHEUIl COUNTY ENTHHTAINS DISTINGUISHED OHEGONIANS, HIGHWAY COMMISSIONEHH JOHN It. YKON AND V. It. HAUItATTi ALSO ItAK. Kit COUNTY MAN R. A. BOOTH CALLED TO SALEM Only Delay lit Getting Engineering Dnlii Will Delay letting of Con- ,' tract Visitors Entertained At Vale and Huntington Hen County llond- "I huvo just naked Englnocr Kol loy when ho will lmvo tliu engineer ing dntn complutu bo tlio contract from tlio Slldo to Huntington cnn bo let, mid ho tolls mo Hint It will bo ready for tlio Juno nicotine" Bald Highway Commissioner John 11. Yoon, nt HuiitliiKton, In answer to tlio question which has boon up pormost In tlio hiIiuIh of tlio pcoplo of ICnBtom Malheur county for many months. Tlio highway commissioner de clared that tlio road from Cairo to Nyssa la ono of tlio bolt roads of Its typo In tlio stnto, and woro high ly ploasod with the concroto road from Ontario to tlio bridge. They oxprossod themselves pleased too 'with tlio grndo which W. C. Stono In building from Ontario north across Dead Ox Flat; and woro am phntla In tholr upprovnl of the canyon. Iitiproo Vnlc-limilciou llond lloth CommlsHlonerH woro dlsup polntod at tlio condition of the Vale to JnmlcHon section of the John Day Highway. Mr. llurratt pro nounced It a wnHto of money to put on only 8 fcot of surface and Bald that lntor this must ho Improved to a full 10 foot road. Tlio commissioners party which Included bcsldo the two commission ers numod above; Assistant Chlof Engtnoor C. C. Kolloy and Division Engineer II. H. Ilnldock logothor with tho following llakor county meu: Jiulgo J. I.. Dodsou, ex-Jndgo William Dudy, W, E, Meacham, sec retary of tho llakor County Cham bor of Commorco and W. C. Cnldor woro mot at Ironside Monday by tho following delegation from Vale and Ontario; Judgo 13. II. Tost, Com missioners F. M. Vinos and 0. W. Doan, J. It. lllacknby, E. (.'. Van I'otton, 1. J. aallaghor, Ooorgo K. Alkon, of Ontario; Loo Schmidt, Jullon Hurloy, Lloyd Itlchos, and Messrs. Colo and McIIugh of Vale and J. A. Kennody of Hrogan, and tho drlvo was mado to Vale for dinner which was sorvod by tho Vale Chamber of Commorco follow ing a trip up tho Central Oregon Highway to tho Ilurrolt ranch. In tho ovenlng tho Commissioners with tho Ontario delegation drovo to this city whoro an Informal confor enco was hold between tho Stnto Commissioners und tho County Court concerning co-operation In tho construction of a highway from Ontario through tho Mnlhour Vnlley. Tho 8tato Commissioners asked tho County Court to put Its doferreil paymont plan In writing and pro sont It nt tho next meeting to bo ahold In Portland. Beu AH Oregon Itouto On Tuesday tho commissioners with tho local delegation wont to Nyssa and to tho Snako Itlvor bridge horo to view tho highways and thon left ovor the Old Orogon Trnll to Huntington. This trip as tonlshed, not tho commissioners nlono, but many of tho local delega tion, few of whom had hlthorto made tho trip over this, which was declared ono of tho most pictur esque rohds In all Oregon, a fitting companion to the Columbia Itlver Highway. Deslde tho members of tho local delegation who went to Ironside there wore on this trip: Mayor W. H. Doollttle, Councilman E. M. Qrelg, E. W. Howland, J. F. Joyce and W. C. Stone. At Huntington the entire party were the guests of the Huntington Commercial Club at a chicken din ner which was very much enjoyed. Short talks were made by Secretary Itubb of the Huntington Club, and by Commlslsoners Veon and Darratt ' and by Judge Test. Side Roads Must Walt According to the Baker Herald AIIANDON EXCUHSION IMANH TO WAHMSPHINUS DAM Ht'NDAY Owing to tho fnct that n Hpecltil rato could not bu secured on short uutlcu the plans for nn excursion to Riverside and then to tho Warm BprlugH Dam, have been abandoned for tho present. Interest In the excursion was. (general, Tho com mercial club had a letter from Kates Morton of Harper asking that reser vations ho mado for at toast 30 pas sungcrs from that point, hut since It wascertaln that It would cost nt toast $12. CO por pasHonger for tho round trip tlio officials of tho Com mercial club dccldod to nhnu'don tho undertaking at this time. H. S- COURSES OPEN ' FOR POST GRADUATES Krtiool Hoard Urge Those Who Can. hi Attend College to Continue Munition At Home Cmllls ('nit Ho UmmI In I'll! ii iii College Work l'lans for tlio Ontario High School for tho year 1021-22 are already being mado. Our enrollment ts showing a gradual and healthy In crease. Last year tho total was 171; this year 11)2. Next year nt least 21C ore uxpocted. Wo believe that tho community's Investment In our school plan should produce thu largest returns possible not only for students who oxpoct to graduate but also fur those who huvo already graduated. There ore quite u few young people In tho community who do not oxpoct to leave Ontario to do adlllonal bcIiooI work In a col- logo or University, hut who may bu Intorestod In doing further work In our own high school. Our high school offerH it total of 4S'j separate courses or units of work us follews: English 4, History 3, Clvlcn Vt, Mathematics 3, Sclencu 4 I.utln 2, Manuel Training 1, Domestic Art 2, Domestic Science 1, Military Drill 2, Typewriting 2, Shorthand 2, Hook- keeping 1, Com. Geography V4, Com. Law Mi, Vocational Agrlculturo 8, Toucher Training 2, Hand 2, Or chestra 2, Oloo Club 2, Vocational Domestic Scloncu 4, Total 48 ft, tiluco only 10 of theso units nro required for graduation, there nro many studios which, ovou our grad uates, have not completed. Tho at tention of former graduates of the high school Is called to tho fact thut they could attend high school sovoral years, It they bo doslro, and take no courso which thoy huvo nl ready studlod. Ontario young people who huvo tlnlshod school lioro In tho past fow yoara can come back and Boloct coursos In which thoy nro particular ly Intorestod. Formor service men who were In tho army or navy dur ing tho recent war can take high school work with us und receive from tho Stnto of Oregon, 41 2-3 cents nn hour for overy hour they attend school. Tho University of Orogon will glvo credit on college work for additional work dona In our high school provided tho right courses uro solocted nud examina tions given by tho University aro passed. Throe former graduates lmvo already indicated thut they will enroll next fall. Anyone inter ested In this work Is Invited to soo Supt. J. M. McDonald und discuss possible courses with him. MAI-HECK COUNTV PIONEHK PASSES IN UALIFOKNIA Word has been recelvod of tho death of Mrs. Allco Greer, The do- ceased passed away, April 27, 1921, at the homo of her daughter, Mrs. II, V. Caldwell of Ontario, Califor nia, after a vory 'short Illness. Mrs. Qreer was tho widow of It. I). Qreor, who at ono time was ono of tho owners' of tho Mainour Mer cantile Storo. Sho was a pioneer of Eastern Oregon and Idaho. Tho news of her death will bring sorrow to her mnny old "time frlonds of Ontario and vicinity. Sho Is sur vived by two daughters, Mrs. Villa Davis of McMlnnvllle, Oregon and Mrs. II. V. Caldwell of Ontario, California and a sister In Southern California. tho commissioners told an audlonce of Good Hoads enthusiasts at Daker Tuesday evening that, at present, the commission could not entertain propositions to completo side roads whllo the malaiJulehways were un completed. jj ;. START SUBSCRIPTION POR DRILLING fUNDS Vnlley OH ami (las Company Ha Completed Picllmlntiry Organiza tion mill In I'repat'lng To Enlist HiiIisci Ibers To Initial Funds At n meeting hold In tho city hull Tuesday evening tho twolvo cash subscribers to tho Valley Oil and Oas Company discussed und sot tied subjects of Importance to tho company. Equlpmont for drilling purposos was discussed and thu commlttco composed of It. W. Swngler, II. II. Tunny and K. C. Van I'otton mado It cloar to those presont that drill ing matorial Is moro plentiful than In tho past and that tho company will havo llttlo troublo In that di rection when tho time arrives to oqulp for action. Tho form of subscription blank and tlio tlrno of payments wcro tho next Important subject discussed nnd tho mooting agreed on both points. It was tho Intontlon of tho com pany to begin advertising on n largo scalo to start things oft but old man "Iltuo Sky Law" says not to advertise until half tho capital stock hns boon subscribed, so that part of tho evening's proceedings was hurriedly passod over. E. C. Van I'otton wns roplacod on tho subscription or money-raising commlttco by C. F. Cox, and It is now tho Intontlon of tho com mlttco to Btnrt a rout live cam paign In that direction not Inter than Monday of noxt wcok. "With good luck nnd a llttlo help from all, tho Vnlloy Uns & Oil Company Bliould begin drilling not lntor than tho mlddlo of Juno on ono of Its picked spots", says ono of tho mon intorestod. "It may ho well to romombor nt this tlmo that several havo nldoil tho work so far accomplished dur ing thu past year In a limited fin ancial way, that n fow huvo stood tho brunt of tho burden, that ull Intorestod so far havo worked with tho ono Idea In vlow, und that Is to bring tho Snnko Itlvor Vnlloy In to Its own by putting It on tho map us nn oil und gas fluid. And theso same mon, who live right horo among you, fool confident of success In their undertaking if you will now Join thorn nud make It your vonturo as woll ns tholrs." ROLE OF PEACEMAKER PROVES VERY PAINFUL John J, Jojco of Juuturn In Hospital Suffering From Wound Deceiv ed When I In Kndcutorcd To Calm Enraged Man John J. Joyco, veteran of world war and ono of tho woll known mombors of thu Joyco family who lives nt Juuturn is lying nt tho Holy Itosary Hospital fighting for his llfo as tho result of his well-Intended efforts to settlo a quarrel at Jun tura early Tuesday morning. Tho Injured man has a wound In his stomach inflicted by a man named Ed Enrlght. who Is bolng hold nt Vale ponding tho result of Joyce's Injuries. According to tho story of the af fray, which reached Ontario Enrlght became enraged when ho was scuf fling with a man nauiod Conroy of Juuturn at a danco and threatened to got it gun nnd kill Conroy. Ho loft the danco to get the weapon and Joyce followed In an attompt to dissuade him and was himself suddenly attacked by Enrlght, who used n Jack knife and cut Joyco In the pit of the stomach. Dr. W. E. Hedgos was callod Im mediately and aftor giving tho vic tim first aid brought him to On tario Tuesday where an operation was performed. Late today Joyco was still living and hopes were en tertained for his recovery, though tho chances of such a fortunate re sult were deemod small. Sheriff Lee Noe west to Juntura Tuesday to securo Enrlght and Is holding htm at Vale pending the outcome of Joyce's Injuries. E. W. Howland drovo to Dolse Sunday and was accompanied home by Mrs. Howland who has been quite 111 In the Dolse hospital. L OF ALBERS DEMANDED BY POST Ontario l'oit No. (17 Unanimously Adopts Itexuliitlon Condemning Action of Solicitor General and Demands Action Ily n unanimous volo tho mombors of Ontario Post passed n resolution condemning tho action of Solicitor Gonoral Frlersou In connection with his uctlon In tho Albors case. Tho following Is tho resolution voicing tho toolings of tho mombors of tho post, nud of tho community general ly: r "WHEHEAS, It hns coma to our notice that tho Dopartmont of Jus tice of tho United Stntos hag ad mitted error In trlnl of Honry Al bors, alleged violator of tho espion age net, and who Is uiulor convic tion for said violation, nnd "WHEItEAS, this conviction has been confirmed by tho Circuit Court of Appeals, and such action by tho Dopartmont of Justlco has prevent ed tho United Stntos Supremo Court from Judicially passing upon this nppcal, and "WHEItEAS, wo fool that the Solicitor Gonoral has exceeded his authority, nnd has usurped tho pow er of tho Court, which nctlon Is, in our estimation, nn Insult to true American cltlzonshlp. Therefore "HE IT KESOLVED by tho Ontar io I'osl No. 07, of tho Amurlcnn Legion, of Ontario, Oregon, that said action Is condemned In tho strongest tortus, nnd n ro-trlal is demanded. "A copy of this ltosolutloii to bo forwarded to nil momburs of Con gress from Orogon, to tho Attorney Gonoral of tho Uultod States, to Na tional nnd Statu Headquarters of tho American Legion, to tho local pross and to that of Portland, Orogon, nnd to Hood Itlvor Tost No. 22 for publication nnd ndvlco ns official pctton of tho Ontario Post No, 07, of tho American Legion." I horoby cortlfy thnt tho- nhovo ltosolutloii wns duly rend, prosontod anil miHxml liv n iinnnlniiiiiH vnln nt tho Mombors presont at tho regular monthly meeting or Ontario I'ost No. 07, American Legion, Ontario, Oregon, on tho ninth day of May, 1921. W. F. Escuo, I'ost Adjutant. FIRST NATIONAL BANK IS lioral Financial Institution Ends Flint CirMirate Llfo nud Is (Jlen New Stmt Following Mot Hlgld Examination On May 9, following tho most rigid examination provided by the comptroller of currency tho First National bank of Ontario rocelvod Its new chnrtor. Tho original char ter, which liko all national hank charters had but 20 years duration, oxplrod on that data and uuw chartors nro Issued only upon a detorminatlon of tho charactor of tho bank seeking them. In commoniorutlng this event In tho llfo of tho bank Its officers In a letter to Its patrons called atten tion to tho fact that the First Na tional Dank of Ontario ts tho oldest National bank In Malheur, Harney, Lake, Deschuttes or Grant Counties, and that when It was originally chartered and lauuchod upon Its ca reer Ontnrlo was but a llttlo village. Then, too, the bank was located In a frame shack, and Ontario hud none of tho ovldonccs of prosperity which aro now probont overywhoro. Vheu tho bank was founded On tario had no water system, no elec tric lights, no telephones were horo thon nor was there a sowerago sys tem in the city; whllo such a thing as a paved street was not dreamed of. During tho Ufe-ttmo of tho bank Mainour county has shown wonder ful growth and development. Tho bridges across Snako rlvor at Ontar io, I'ayetto, Nyssa. Welsor and Illg Iloud hovo been built, tho Ontario Nyssa, tho Payetto-Oregon Slope, the Slide, the Crystal, the Joseph and tho Warmsprlngs Irrigation sys tems have been constructed as well (Continued on Last Page. RETRIA LOCAL FANS ENJOY OPENING GAME OE SEASON FOR ONTARIO WINS LOCAL HL'SINKSS MAN HAS UNIQUE ItECOHD IN U)D(1E B. C. Von rotten tins what Is bo llovod a utilquu record In Masonic work, which record was completed last Thursday night when as acting Master of Acucla lodge ha conferred tho M. M. docreo upon his sou Paul. YoarH ngo, ns Mnstcr of a lodgo In Oklahoma ho conferee! this degrea upon hts father, and thus ho can say, what fow other mon In Amorl en can, thnt ho hns conferred tho degreo both on his father und his son. At Inst Thursday's session II. C. l'lnnoy nlso received thu degreo nnd n banquet wns nerved to a gathering of nearly SO members. 0. H. CLASS OF '21 TO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Thirty Members Will Ho Added To Alumni Kolo Of School At E- crclscs lYIilny Ihcnlng Clans Day ICxercUes Held Today I i Thirty now mombors will bo ndd cd to tho nlumnl rolo of tho On tnrlo High School tomorrow night whou tho cluss of 1021 rocolvos Its dlplomns nt tho commencement ox erclsos. The graduation of this class will mark thu cnil of ono of tho most successful yours In tho history of tho school. In kuoplng with tho school yoar'H record tho class Is ono of tho largest ovor graduated. Tho commencement nddross will bo tlollverod by Professor Potorsou of O. A. C. und tho dlplomns will bu prosontod by W. W, Wood, pros Ident of tho school board. Tho commencement wcok nctlvt tlos opened Sunday with tho bac- calauroata sermon which was de livered by Itev. W. J. Liiscomba of tho Methodist church, nt tho Ilnp tlst church. Today, (Thursday) was class day nud thu gruduatos nnd students, ns woll ns tunny nlumnl nnd friends gathered to wltnoss tho Interesting oxorclsos Included In tho following pregram: Music, Orchestra; President's Prbclnmatlon, Mabel Madden; Class Diagnosis, Wynno Luscombo; His tory Clnss Voyngo, Mnttlo Crulg; Class Inventory, Catherine Noob; Piano Solo, 'olda Mclluluy; Class Prophecy, Mary Lackoy; Trombotio Solo, James Purcell; Cluss Poem, Hazel McCullough; Cluss Declara tion of Independence Ilosslo Hiithor ford; Class Chnrgo, Herhort Lus combe; Class Grouch, Carroll Locoy; Music, Orchestra; (llftatory, Otto Phlllnbaum; Chorus, Soulor Hoys; Class Will, Jack Weaver; Class Song, Senior Class. Tho members of tho class who will rocelvo diplomas nt tlio exor cises Friday night nre: Win. IIIkkh. Hilda Ilreck Mat tie Craig, Gilbert Doan, Gladys Franklin, Mildred Frost, Irving Harris, Leland Hess, Mario Kollor, Mnry Lackey, Carroll Locoy, Ernos tluo Locoy, Herbert Luscombo, Wynno Luscombo, Mabel Madden, Ilazol McCullough, Iluth McCulloch, Xelda McIInloy, Mitchell Mooro, Cathorlno Noob, Harry Neoco, Elslo I'Solo, Donuvnu Poormau, Juntos Purcoll, Lois Itatcllffo, Hessln lluth erford, Ocln Hlckoy, Jack Weaver, Newton Zahlor, Otto Phlllabaum. VALE HOYS AND GIHI.H WIN i.niu'n ivv'ini. i.'ii.'i it im.rl ,-.,h ,,', .-.' ..., Last Friday ut Vulo tho nthlotlo boys nnd girls of tho county sout won the honors by n comfortable margin with Ontario's riprosonta tlvoti socond. Other schools of tho county woro well represented but tho contost settled to tho strugglo betweon tho old tlmo rivals. Itodnoy Illllam, director of Fum bles of 1920 recently presented In Ontario, Is roported seriously 111 at llakor. H. VanDyko of Nyssa, government crop roportor of tho county is horo today collecting farm statistics. Dr. E. S. Fortner was callod to Vale today on buslnboss. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. (larland It IlogurB of Ontario, May 7. LOCALS INAUdl'ltATi: SEASON WITH VICTOHV OVIIlt I'ltt'NE- PICKEHH I ltO.M I'l'I'EH V.L- LEV IN WELL PLAYED game scoitn n TO I IS HKPKICSENTATIVK OF M EDITS ERRORS CIVEVIOTS CHANCE Hal I ling of Lik'iiN Feature damn PlleliciN Twirl (Imiil Hall Hut SiipiMiK of Holli Sides Wabbles At Critical MoiiioiiIn Game KnJo)C(I Ontario eolobrnted tho opening of thu 1921 bnso ball season by win ning from Emmott horo Inst Sun day. Tho score wns 5 to 4, hut that tolls only part of tho story. Perhaps the most surprhed bunch of people In tho Snuku river val ley wns the aggregation of fans from Ontnrlo who gnthorod to wlt noss tho porformntiro, Thoy did not expect to soo Ontario win, but woro determined to root faithfully lo encourngo tho homo boys. Em mott fans ton woro surprised, for thoy catno expecting victory. Nowblll whn stnrtcd tho twirling for Ontario got off to n good start and Emmott wont ono, two throe In tho first, nnd did llkowlso In tho second; but in tho third tho visitors scored tholr first run by n lilt, nn error nnd n sacrifice In thu fourth tho visitors had tholr big session taking throe runs on two hits, two urrors nnd n sacrifice. Hut that untied tholr scoring far Ernlo Wolls who succeeded Now blll hold thorn holploss during tho romnlndor of tho nftornoon, wind-In)- up his porformnnco by wlfflng two In tho ninth nnd forcing thu Inst battor to ground to hlmsolf. Ontario StarlN Scoring Tho locals took tho load In tho first inning. Chapmuit scored with ono down nn a combination on nn error nud n fleldor's choice; Darnell nlso scored by n similar routo. In tho third tho locals chalked up an other on Chapman's hit, after which ho stole second nnd camo homo on Darnell's hit nnd a wild pitch by Pensoii which MoNutt let pass him. With that lend Ontario blow up temporarily nud let Emmott take tho lead In tho fourth nud hold It until tho seventh canto whon Wolls opened with it clean 'single, stole second, wont to third on Hand's sacrifice nnd scored on Smith's grnundod to socond. Ontario's winning run camo ovor In tho eighth whan Ditrnoll got a llfo on Polly's error, stole second nnd scorod on Hustcd's screaming doublo to loft center. Tho pitching of tho local twlrllers was tho real feature Thoy hold visitors to three lono hits, nil of which wore mado off Nowblll; though tho visitors scoros cannot bo charged to him, for nil woro mado pnsslblo by bobbles of tho supporting cast. Manager Clemo will take his warriors to Emmott Sunday for n return gamo. Thu summary of tho gatno wns as follews: , Hiiuuett AH II It () A IS Polly, lb 10 0 8 0 1 Hallay, 3b 4 11110 Otklns, mi 4 0 12 10 Drown, 2b 4 0 0 3 3 1 Paris, If 4 110 0 0 Hull rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 Lurk, of 4 11112 MoNutt. o 2 0 0 9 0 0 Poiison. p 3 0 0 0 11 0 Totals 33 3 4 24 17 4 Ontario AH II It O A E Hand, a 3 2 0 7 10 Chapman, m 3 12 13 1 Smith, ct 3 12 111 Darnell, lb 4 1 2 14 0 1 Wolls, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 llamunn, rf 10 0 10 0 Tost, 2b 4 0 0 0 12 Hustod 3b 4 2 0 3 11 Ornrnso, If 3 0 0 0 0 0 Sulllvun, U 10 0 0 0 0 Nowblll p 2 10 0 0 0 E. Wolls, p 1110 0 0 Totals 31 7 C 27 18 0 Scoio by hillings Emmott 001300000-4 Ontnrlo 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 -G Summary: Karnod runs Ontario 1; Emmott 1; two bnso hit Hustod; baso on balls off Ponsou 3; Nowblll; hit by pltchor, Chapman; wild pitch Ponsou, htruck out by Now blll 3; Wells G by Ponsou 8; wild pitch Ponsou.