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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1921)
THE ONTARIO AITOUS, ONTARIO, 01? EOOX. TUESDAY, JPNOMMJl
ulijr GDntunn Anjmi
County Official l'npcr
An Independent Newspaper
Published Thursdays nt Ontario,
Oregon, and ontorod at tho Ontario
post office for distribution as 2nd
0. K. Alkon, Managing Editor
8UU3CHIPTION Ono Your, $2.00
Farmer Smith' address to the
buslnosH men nnd fnrmnrs at tho
Commercial flub Inst Wodnosdny
evening was loomed with tho fruits
of observing yen. Ills talk for
such was tho conversational man
nor ho omployed-r-wns n constant
surprise, and his liomoly wisdom 89
patont that oven the uninitiated
Convinced, as ovoryone was with
tho wisdom of his ndvlco, yet Its
realization calls for a revolution In
tho farming practices of Mnlhour
County. Yet It must coma. Unless
It Is nchlavcd, pormnncnt prosperity
will not he tho lot of the ranchc,
or tho business men of this fertile
Tho question Is how can It host
bo accomplished? What nro tho
necessary elements to bo brought
First of nil thoro must bo n real
ization that a chnngo Is needed J
that no longer can tho rancher de
pend upon ono crop nlfalfa.
In part this Is done. It has boon
accomplished through two over
powering facts; tho falling prices of
tho past year which attended over
production or n reduced number of
cnttlo and sheep, which amounts to
tho snnio thing; and secondly the
coming of tho nlfalfa weovll Into
To bo convinced that nlfalfa
farming has passed Its zenith, how
nvor, Is not sufficient. The ranch.
pm must go furthor than that. To
simply doclnro thnt wn will have
diversified farming docs not create
It. Nolthor can It bo dono In n day.
nor In a senson.
Tho chnngo must como and will
como grndunllyj which Is logical
Tho start has boon made, with tho
Introduction of cows, pigs and chick
nns a innrkct will follow. Already
through tho activity of tho Farm
nuroau arrangomonts nro being
mado for tho marketing of poultry
products; our milk and crenm Is In
demand nnd tho prices hero uro In
lino with thoso pnld In tho host
dairy rogloim. Lack of mnrkot
thon noed not bo n cnuso for delay
In producing althor of those com
modities. With tho pork problom, howover.
11 1 iiiiiiiiiiii fill iiiiiiwiiiii iiiii 1111 11 iiiiiii mi 1 mi
thoro Is much to be dono. Few of
tho rniichcrs nro equipped to rnl.ne
enough hogs to sell In carload lots.
Nelthor Is there n sufficient number
engaged In tho Industry to efficient
ly nulla for pool shipment. Grad
ually this situation will right Itself.
Work to that end Is necessary.
Hut att these nro comparatively
minor factors. Tho greatest problem
Is thnt which tho fiinuorn them
selvoi must accomplish In them
sclio. Either this chnngo will
come, or tho present rnnchors will
sell their holdings and seek other
fields where there Is still opportun
ities for hay growing oh tho solo In
dustry. This may scorn a hard 810161110111.
but ono Is forrcd to this conclusion
with the experience of similar re
gions as examples. Such a change
Is not duo to tho fact that tho pres
ent ranchers nro not successful pro
ducers. They nro and havo been
succcftKtul. In fact they have pro
duced moro hay than they could sell.
It Is not In production that they
havo failed; but In marketing.
Ono often hears the statement;
"you cannot nuiko n dairyman out
of a Malheur county hay grower."
This Is only relatively truo. There
Is no doubt concerning tho ability of
tho nvcrngo hay grower to mnstcr
tho details of dairying; but ho docs
not want to master It; that Is tho
majority do not. And no ono can
blnmo thoso who do not, Into In
llfo; chnngo tholr modo of living,
revolutionize their well established
habits; get Into a now game. It Is
not a nntural process. Thoro Is not
n business man in any of tho towns
that would relish tho thought of
making so drastic n reversal In all
Since this Is truo It Is patent that
tho problom In essentially ono for
tho farmors thomselvos to solvo,
with such cooperation nnd help nx
tho business men can legitimately
glvo thorn. Just tho nature of as
sistance which tho business men enn
glvo Is tho question they must settle
Ican't convict locnl men, but )ou ran
convict n stranger," Thoro Is evi
dence to sustain such 0 stntomem
That Is tho worst of It. It Is n de
claration thnt so far as Ontario Is
concerned wo havo ono law for the
homo folks, another for strangers
Thnt Is putting It baldly. It Ik
mightily unfair. It Is emphatically
un-American. Hut It Is truo.
Hut Onlnrlo Is not nn exceptional
plnco. It Is Just typical. What Is
truo here Is truo In every town
nbout us. If reports as they come
to tho local officials aro correct.
and wo believe they aro, there are
no moro boot-leggers in Ontario. In
proportion to thu population, than
thoro nro In any other main line
town In this section; or branch line
town olther. In fact wo ore told
that many of tho bootleggers and
moonshlno manufacturers operate
In tho Interior and como hero to
dlsposo of their product. It Is pa
tent thnt If Ontario men Just null
"buying they would find this 11 pro
fitless market and would stop com
ing. Wo don't look for this to happen
It Is expecting moro from human
naturo than experience warrants
Hut Blnco this Is not a probnbllltv
nnd tho boot-leggor nnd his custom
ers nro stilt with us, Ontarinus who
would llko to sco tho traffic stop
should dlssuado themselves thnt On
tario Is any worso Jthnn Its neigh
Orande V 1' McDowell. M .ui.
(larnett L Ayers. l.mniett. 1
h g turns; A I. Church, irum
m.ml. Mont.; Mr. and Mrs Donald
tlralmtu. Vale; Homer Anderson. SI
Paul; Henry iMliiiff. a iwnin. Or :
W II. Jami'". I'arnm; hd. Hinltii.
Margaret Muiphy, F. ''"" l,"'!c,V
-i xi llnrtoii. Vale; Mrs M Hell.
CARTER: Henry C. Sihrolh.
Crane; Andrew (Iruhnni. UiUmiio
.wit, Walt Honii. Mr. nun -"
II. Hon, Scott Lindsay, Vale; II M
Dlnwlddlo, Jordan Valley; 0 W
Siwnglcr. Welser; Iru Piper, ro
kuii; l.'d llaker, Uiiiniotl; Mlko Gal
lagher. Crowlov; J. II .McCain.
Ileppner: C A O'N'oll. lliiiiilngluii;
CIirs i: llrewster. Homednle; .1 I.
Ilmnnuick, Honlia; Jumna Ituili.
Welsrr. Mrp A. L. Parker and
mother. Ui Grnnde; J. II IMinciin.
Jordan Valley; Tom Peal. Crowley;
Frank Cawlfield. Ilnrper; Myrtle
Owsley, Huntington; II. H Argus.
Phoenix, Artx.: Jack Smith, .Ionian
Valley; Herman Camions, Payette;
W. II SpmildliiB. Westfall; G. H.
Parsons. Nhiiipii; Pat Clancy, Vale;
Opsl Shorn, t'rnne; Mrs. John
Snowball. American Fulls; It. J
Hamuli. Frulllaiid, ('has. F. Gray,
B0N1TA tWS NOTES
JI'Ni: 1ST 'It)
or Kiiiihuh City
Ht. Louis , .
St. Paul or
TIckotB good threo raonthi t.iljl
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Honlia Farm Hureiiu hud a will
attended monthly meeting. May 21
The teams and cars began to gather
at about ten A. M. nnd before noon
tho feme in front of Phelan's house
was well lined with them The
linm In II. In rentier! for thnt Is mil ' mines 01 llio uisincv uiu "in H n
born in this respict, for mat is noi Jo )riiR n )!()kpl wo f11(l(, u,m, PJ
inu ninu. Bomj ti1RH (,) 0(lt, mid nt noon it
i nlra spread was Hindu nml owryono
1IK1N0 A GOOD FRONT DOOM .. nmt was merry.
Six State Licenses
I.aily Assistant When Desired
Modern Chapel Rcoin
nocTon j. c. woodward,
OPUIIS T, WOODWAKD
HUILDINO, PAYETTE, IDAHO
desires to announco that ho
will bo nt his offlco ovory af
ternoon for tho purposo of FIT
TING GLASSES. Arrangomonta
niny bo mado for ovonlng ap
pointments, Eyes will bo ex
amined FREE OF CHAROE.
Offlco equipment Includes
ovory modern Instrument. FIT
nnd SATISFACTION guaranteed.
mm timwimr itn nniiiiini hum mi n iiniim i
THU RATTLE AGAINST HOOZE
When tho 18th nmoudment was
passed tho American people, es
pecially that portion who had long
fought tho liquor traffic, conceived
tho Idea that John Harleycoru wns
down and out. Hut thoy hnvo found
that thin Is only rolntlvoly truo.
John II. may bo down, but decid
edly ho Is not out. Nor Is It nppnr
out nt this time that he over will
bo completely nut.
"So long as thoro nro nion, or wo
men who will buy tho stuff nnd pay
oxorhltant prices for Its sodurtlvo
Influouco, so long will thoro bo men,
nnd women, who will tnkn n chance
to make tho contraband nnd sell It
As a mattor of fact, whllo tho
public generally doog not so vlow
It; tho man who buys tho boozo Is
contributing to tho odds against
which tho offlcors battle as much
as tho boot logger lilmsolf.
Nolthor nro tho mon who buy
nlouo as allies of John H., ho has
n host of othors, Including tho men
nnd women culled upon to do Jury
duty who porslstontly turn looso
mon of whoso guilt, thoro Is no
doubt. This has been dono so ofton
thnt offlrora almost dUpnlr of got
ting n conviction. In fact tho boot
legger hns so great nn ndvnntngo
over tho officers that If ho goes to
trial his chancos of cscapa aro al
most two to ono.
Hero In Ontario It Is said: "you
Ontario Is tho front door to Ore
gon. It Is the first city travellers
from tho East will visit on their
tour of tho state Tho stato high
way commission has recognized Its
strategic location nod Is building
ono of tho great stnto hlghwnys to
this city. Ontario not only will be
tho first city In Oregon that some
of the tourists will sco, hut It will
also ho tho last which others wll'
visit who come from tho west and
nro eastward hound.
Slnco tho highway commission
has built those roads loading to the
city for tho purposo of drawing
tho tourist this way and from here
on through tho stnto tho least On
tario can do Is to provldo adequnte
means hero for tho euro of the
Ashland, Mcdford, IloHcburg, all
tho pities along tho Pacific Highway
hnvo" constructed nutoparks that arc
a credit, not to thomselvos alone.
but to tho entire stnto. Pendleton.
I.nGrando nnd Hakor hnvo dono tho
nnmn nn Mm Pnlnmliln Illvnp Ml.. I..
" ' ""
' wny. 8o too should Ontario. The
city Is overlooking n inont Important
nssot when It neglocts tho tourist,
nnd Is not playing fair with 11k
rest nt tho state In not doing Its
part In making tho Imprcsslo'
which tho tourist from tho Ens'
favorable to Oregon at tho outset
and leaving that snnio Impression
with thoso who como from tho west
and pass out of tho stato nt this
I After lit licit the meeting wih cull
cd to order by A I.. Hllyeit In the
absence of chulrmaii J. II. Ilnm
muck. For the good of the order,
two new members were milled to
tho roll The report on roads wai
good nml tho dragging from llonita
to the top of the hill toward West
fall showed for Itself. Then came
the reports from the other cominun
Ity men who all had something good
After the regular business was
over Mr. Wolmuti, county club lead
or, gave an Interesting talk on club
work. Mr. Welltimn found a fine
club worker In A. L. Illlyeu and be
fore adjournment they enrolled (en
In thoM'lg Club, as follows, with
ono plj; to each hoy or girl us a
market hog; Cora Lewellen. I'lwnxl
Lees, (lormnii Smith, John Phelan
Fred Hummuck, Doris I.wh. .Martin
I.ces, Kdgnr Fanning, Orvnl Fun
ning. Tho Cooking Club members
nre; Doris I.ees, Martha I.eex, Oral
Fanning mid Matilda I.owellun
There being no further business
the meeting wns adjourned until
next meeting day, Juno 22. I!e
tuembor the date. Wo nro glad to
seo all of our neighbors como
whether a member or not Meeting
place Is Phelan's ranch.
Ambulcncc Service With all Modern Convcnko
II. L. Peterson C. R. Augustus
Phono 37-1 Phone 76-M
ONTARIO FURNITURE C(
IS THE FIH8T CONSIDERATION
OF EVERY MOTH EH. NO THOU
III.E IS TOO MUCH OH EXPENSE
TOO GREAT TO E.N8URE HAHY
IIHING KEPT IN A THOROUGHLY
THE MANY HAHY NEEDS, SUCH
AS NURSEHS, SYRINOES. POW
DERS. 80AP3, FOODS. ETC., AD
.MINISTERED WITH MOTHER'S
I.OVINa CARR WILL KEEP HAHY
HAPPY AND HEALTHY.
YOl'U ItKXALL STORE CAN SUP
PLY YOU WITH ALL YOUR HA
HY NEEDS. AND HE PLEASED TO
EXPLAIN ANY OF THEM TO YOU
AND HELP PREVENT AS FAR AS
POSSIHLE. THE LITTLE AIL
MENTS WITH WHICH LITTLE
Contraband liquor doalors pnld
$450 In fines In ono day; another
Is Iniiqulshlng In tho county Jf
Throo l less than two wooks ought
to ntd In putting a dumper on tho
traffic hut It will roqulro n lot
moro for tho mnn who does not got
caught still thinks ho Is "smnrtor
than tho othor follow." Ho Is until
ho gets caught.
Ontario's baii team sliowod Its
fighting spirit In that gruolllng
gamo ut Caldwoll. Any team that
can stand under Uio nttnok of H
Innings Is desorvlng tho support of
Respoct for thoso who havo nasseii
boyond, and appreciation of tho
sacrifices of tho honored doml who
sorved tholr country will not fnll so
long as tho 0. A. R. still Hvob and
tho American Loglon mon enrry on
mo traditions of tho past. The
services hero nnd eluowhcro last
Monday wore Indeed a fltttnir i.uhi.
monlnl to tho purposes of thoso or
ft flyjrwV -Vl f 1'"3.L
Here's the Corn Binder You Want
. . The John Deero is rhfiMnr nfw-j .
ne ds. There's lirrif. rt, r . W1 "uoi you wane in y uui v,wm
it's the b w ove7ou ? .perating ' Qnd it8 cay on the hors
years. S "Provement made in corn binder construction for mtf
WE ARE INTERESTED IN nA
IIIES. LET US SHOW YOU SOME
OF THE THINGS THAT WILL
ADD TO YOUR HAHY'S HEALTH
"A HEALTHY IIAHV IK HAPPY'
The Rexnll Store
AT ONTARIO HOTELS
Following aro some of thoso reg
Isterod at Ontario hotels tho past
MOORE Mr. nnd Mrs. . a
Robertson, Drewsey; Nelson II'
Illggs Wm. II. Craven, P. C. Stew:
art. V .C .Green, Crane; p. R, joyCe
Peto Murphy. Mlko Gibbons. M J
Stanton, Juntura; J. w Ileymor,'
I oppner; II. H. Clarke MUiouIn
Mont.; Mr and Mrs w H Goss
Hoiuedale: Norma Shelton. Gnrmnl
Rose. Rex Marquis. Ivan Ingram. Joe
Hrosnnn. L. II. Allen, Geo. E. iiav.
aio; Mr, and Mrs. F A. Steffen
Portland; F. H Smith. Edd nir Wns.
Nnmpa; H L, Hess. F Hess. Noni
Powxler; Walter M Glonn. Seattle"
Will Hnnlo t..... ii." ' ea'HO.
Jr w.uiV arirathV" tTZ'
Caldwell! Rtn nn,.L nl, ' iuc"'
i An . "A "uw ' 'ymoutn; J.
It. Oliver, I. P. Oliver. La Grande
J. L. Pope. Jamlesen: Wm Con.
nolly. Westfall: G. H. Parsons Nam
Pa; C M Redfleld. Deschus.r "
Mrs. Sarah Shields. Pocatollo; E I
Johnston. rtuW.r. n n .....
The Btnder With Power Carrier and QuicIcTurn Tongue Truck
John Deer !. ..! , ...
which makes it possible to operate it
extremely toll corn.
It is equipped with roller nnd ball bttt
ings, 17 sets in ,tlI, which lighten W
draft and decrease the wear.
It has three packer arms and toM!
charge arms on the regular attach
instead of two commonly used on oU
binders. This insures prompt dlsch
and complete separation of the bua
In every particular you will find tk
John Deere Binder is built on a qwMJ
standard that means real satisfaction b
profit to you.
Pew"? Jb0u'nd.eDcarrri!Sr SW th
bundle onlv sLh?r! dumP the
trip is necesS PT 'k !i,Uie carrier
worth-while feature ,abr-savinfj,
the horses and iS Tk'Wfieht from
the ends freelv nml ! em turn at
Como (n J l- .
GEO. W. WAYT
Bon, Prairie City; E. w. S,7a'