.". wt .. Htet0 '21011 10 V 'Wn' tnx.anm mm T VOL, XXV L.UJ ..J U 11 I ONTABIO, MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 1921 NO 37 . x i. 7. & ELEVEN COUNTIES TO FORM TRAFFIC BUREAU Preliminary Meeting Held At Cald well Discuses Need For Adequate Association To Secure Uettor Shipping FadllUci At r meotlng of tbo Commorctnt club next Wodnesday evening ono ot the wont Important matters to bo dtscussod la that ot tho formation ot a local traffic bureau, and tho Uniting ot auch an organization with uu Idaho-Orogon Trnfflc bureau. At tho present tlmo thero Is no organization doToting Its tlmo and attention to tho solution of the ablp plng problem ot the ranchers and btulneeo mon, and elnco not only the question of rates, but also that of ear supplies, present difficulties, It Is believed that an organization should bo porfectod to hundlo thoso matters. The moTomont to form such a bu reau won launched at Caldwell last Saturday at the Instance of' tho Can yon County Karm Duroau which . c'nlfiid together representatives of six Idaho county bureaus, togothor .with representatives ot tho com- inorclal bodleii ot thoso counties' and the DoIbo Traffic Uurcau, and also repreaontattTcs of tho Mnlhour County Karm llurcau and tho On- '. tarlo Commercial Club. i ,' At the meeting Sherman Cotfln ot . noise outllnod tho work performod Vy the Ilolso Trafflo Bureau and as sured the meeting that IJolso was i willing to assist In every way to further the objoct ot a general traf- , fio bureau for Southern Idaho and . Eastern Oregon. In tho Twin Kails region such an organization has been perfected. To get tho sentiment ot tho ruon , Intorostod In Malheur county moct lugs will be held at Ontario Wednes day, at Vale Friday, and at Nyssa , Thursday, after these moatlngs, If It U decided that Malheur shall bo represented, a delegation will bo fnt to Caldv'etl tot-uUt IttUke per- . fectlon ot a permanent organisation. 9 At the meeting last Friday W. II. poollttlo, A. O. Moans and Ooo. II. Rosa were named on tho committee ', to perfect the Malheur county organ ization. Count Agent L. H. Drotth- ' a'upt, George II. Ross and Ooorgo i K. Aiken attended tho Caldwell 'meeting last Saturday, FATHER OF SIX EX-SERVICE HEN OF WORLD WAR PASSES WHUaai J.. Harris Malheur Coanty Plo&eer Wee at lib Jiunlceoa lloae Leave Widow aad Wevew Oalldraa Wn. Harris, a Malheur county pioneer, died at his home at Jamie- t son, Saturday, Aug. 18, after a long ' Ing Illness, at the age of 63. De ceased was born In Cedar county, "'Iowa Aug. 1, 1808 Ha came to t Malheur county 38 year ago and - ha been a resident ot this state ', ever since. In 188S.he was marrlod . to Mlas Ida Davis of Lower Willow crook. Eleven children were born to this union, nine .sons and two .daughters, all living and all at home j. at the time of their father's death. .81x ot the boys responded to tholr ' "country's call In tho world war. All 'six -went over seas and all returnod wsufe and sound. The other tbreo J ' boys were too young to go to war. lifThla family furnished the largest number ot soldiers for the war of .any family In the coanty. The fun i feral took place Monday, August 15 1 1 at 3 p. m the services, bolng con- i ducted at the grave in the Jamteson cemetery by Iter. Win. Luscombe of i Ontario. The deceased Is a brother J la'law of C. D, Davis, ot this city, . ' who attended the funeral. RHTA1NS HALF INTERIM? AND . 1 1 18 TRHfl. AND MGR OF FIRM . ...... i I In last week's useue of the Argus, towing to a mleunderatandlog. at the details of the business change, whereby Mesara, Ingram and a be- ; came Interested In the business of McDowell & Ce. the'bttiieWt m made that tbey had purchased the concern entirely. Tal was lacor- (rect, for Mr. McDowell still retains one bait tatereat and M the farm's t pras'.aent a5itarf. .-t s J, F. Joyee and family returned ADVERTISING ON HIGHWAY TO ii u removed my September i Tho Btato Highway Commis sion has Issued Instructions to tho rosldont onginoera of tho Eastorn district to procood to onforco tho stnto laws prohibit ing the painting of advertis ing signs along tho highways. Alt thoso must bo removod, If on tho right 6t way, by Bop tombor 1, ami thoso firms who havo signs so locatod aro bo ing notified to romovo them, and It thoy do not comply tho stato wilt havo thorn torn down Tho signs In red recently painted by a Ilolso firm' wll also havo to bo obliterated, Thoy aro confusing elnco thoy led from all dlroctlon and nru contrary to tho system adoptod by tho Stato. Official roAd signs havo arrived horo and will bo placed In a short tlnip. Thoso show tho mlloago bo twoon Nyssa and Dakar. BONITA'S ANNUAL BARBECUE SCORES ITS USUAL SUCCESS Varied Work of Ik))' .and ,Glrl Clulm Exhibited Intci-mtlng; Pro- grnm Entertains Crowd IJro- cecds l-r Community Hall Tho success ot tho Ilonltn Jlnrbo cuo was assured with tho carving ot tho first sllco of brown luscious moat at tho l'hulan homo on Aug ust 11. Mr. J .F. I'holnn who was In charge of tho preparing ot tho meat, started tho cooking oporatlon at 10:00 1 M.'on August 10,whoit ho placed tho boot In tho barbocuo pit. Each ploce was carotully 'wrap pod In ohooso cloth and burlaps An attractlvo part of tho program was tho exhibit of broad and" cake by the Uonlta Cooking Club, " This club has six membors. Matilda and 'Ton Lewellen, Lutlo SchalU? Vlr' lot, Doris and Mabel Leas. Mrs. J, F. I'holan, local leador of' tho club, has doveloped soma broad and cako makora which can compote In an opon class with adult women' and still have a good ohanco ot carrying off the prlzo. From all Indications this club will bo tho first 100 club to complete tho proJocL Tbo local farm bureau offered prlzos of $3.00, 13.00 and $1.00 for first, socond and third places re spectively. Tho Judges awardod Violet Looa first placo on broad and cake, Mabel Locs socond placo on bread and cako, Cora Lawollon'thlrd place on bread and Lutlo Schultz third placo on cake. The program for tho afternoon began with horse races. Frod Reed Won first and John Hammock socond In both tho races. John Phelan odgod out "Sam" Simpson by a few feet in tho 76 yard dash. I A platform dance was glvon In the evening. The platform was large enough to accomodato about 30 couples. At midnight a cafeteria lunch waa served, consisting of raeaf sandwiches, salad, coffee, Ico cream and c&oVles. The barbocuo although promoted by the farm bureau Is a community affair, and tbo proceeds go toward tho building ot a community hall. GRAVEL SALE TO CONTRACTOR PAYS COUNTY FOR GRAVEL FIT Thd County Court recently con tracted with W. A. Btono -who Is building' the Ontario-Slide section ot the Old Oregon Trail, for gravel from tho county gravel pit Just t west ot the fair ground at a price which wll pay the county all' It expend ed In the purchase ot the pit itself. As the.tosult.ot this transaction tho gravel on the road from Ontario to .Cairo will eost the county nothing that U for the gravel Itself. The crusher which has been at work has cared for the gravel used on- Uia: mile from Cairo to Jhe J. F. Weaver corner, which by-thevway, Is packing la flae shape and la a cred itable piece of highway; and there Is eapwgb.' gravel left to complete tha oad from Weaver's corner to ttoi dtii limits, when the money is available, W. F. Homan was In noise business the' first ot the week. on Floyd rowell spent Sunday with f-rlflnjIs'lR Bole, Mrs. ZeMa Aldredg v. ho was op- fftM o Jaat, weak to,sttl lag YOUNG MEN ON BOULEVARD SAVE SICK MAN'S CROPS NulglilmrM Fill l'ropoltlun Up To Von tin Men and Tliey Doioto All Of Hliuduy To Putting Corn In Hhock To Hnvo It That tho spirit of nulghborllnoss and consideration for thoso who aro unfortuunto Is not dead, was man ifested laBt Sunday in tho vicinity of Arcadia when a group ot tho younger man ot that vicinity gathor od to save tho crops ot Tom 1'arvln who lias been 111 for somo tlmo. Mr. 1'arvlu was taken to IJolso for n serious oporatlon and his crop was In dangor ot bolng entirely ruined. During his IIIiiubh tho corn had not had suftlctont water, so was burning up, and tho neighbors dccldod to savo It. Though thoy woro busy with tholr own ranch work. J. L. Mackoy and Jou I.oopor put tho proposition up to a number of tho young men lu tho neighbor hood and tho following turnod out Sunday morning nnd shocked tbo corn after cutting it! J, L. Mackoy, Joo Loopor, N. M. Uonlfort, Ham Van Dyko, Harry Nooco, John Zlt torcob, Vonion Ilutlor, Edinond Duller, Otis Dullard, William Ring or, Dryant nnd Noah Guftoy. In tho mlddlo ot the day Mrs. Mackoy prepared a big chicken din ner for tho workers and that was tho only reward of tho Workers, savo that creator reward ot work well dono tar a worthy causa. ANNAPOLIS AND WEST POINT CADETSHIPS ARE NOW OPEN OoiigruiMiiiiiii Hlnnott To Hold Oiiu IK-tlllvu Exiiinlnntlon To Hccuro Cnndldntes for AiiiiiihiIU And West Point . Congressman Nick Slunott will niako his 1023 appointments tu tha ftaval Aca'doniy at Annapolis 'and tho Military Academy nt West Point by moans ot a compotltlvo examina tion. This examination will bo held for Mr. Slnnott by tho U. S. Civil Sorvlco Commission on October 20, 1021 In Imkor, Rend, La Grande, Klamath Falls, Ontario, Pendleton and Tho pallos. Appotntmonta will bo made by tho congressman according to tho grades mado by tho candidates tak ing tho examination, as reported to him by tho oxamlnors ot the Civil Sorvlco Commission, Tho Socond District ot Oregon will havo tliroo vacancies at the Naval Acadomy, throe prlnclpalshlps and nlno altornatoshlps; and ono prlnclpalshlp nnd two altornatoshlps at tho Military Acadomy during 1922. Tho official examinations to Annapolis are held during Fobruary and April 1022, and for West Point March 7th, 1021, Mr. Slnnott has set tbo dato for tho competitive ex amination far ahoad in ordor that thoso successful thoreln may have plenty ot tlmo to prepare for tho official examinations. ' Any young mun of tho required ago who Is a bona fide resident of Socond District of Oregon Is ellglhlo to toko the examination. Full par ticulars regarding same may be had by writing to Hon. N. J. Slnnott, Room 347 Houbo of Representatives, Washington D. C. POTATOES GO NINE POUNDS TO THE HILL ON DEAN RANCH County Commissioner G. W. Dean brought to the Argus of fice emphatic evidence t the potato raising 'capacity of Mai hour coanty lands, when he . presented tbo spuds ho took from one hill, There wore 16 Idaho Rurals In the hill, tho to tal wolgbt ot which was nine pounds. Tho largest potato weighted one pound and 10 ounces, the next welghtod ono pound and four ounces. The six largest together weighted six pounds and ifoiir "ouncos. While M of the hills on tho Dean ranch did not produce as did (his ono(.It, was , not the largest, but a fair sample ot how the" crop produced "Tho potato market has been quiet during tbo past week. The buyera have ndt been con tracting for future deliveries, but are taking the spuds aa they are loaded onto the car's, at prlcoa slightly lower than last weak. BROTHER OF FAMOUS POET COMES TO BOOST HIGHWAY Gi-oiKo Melvlu Mfllcr, lliollier of oMtiiln Miller, Poet of tho Hler- iiiK, HpenilH Tlmo UrjjIriK Central Oregon Hlgtitrny Association For tho purposo of promoting an association ot all ot tho commercial bodies from Florence, on tha Pacific, to Ontario and Nyssa, on tho Snake, to tbo ond that they unlto to urge tho completion ot tho Central Ore gon Highway from bora to Florence. Geargo Melvlu Millar ot Eugene, was In Ontario Wednesday and Thursday. On his way horo Mr. Miller stop pod at llcnd, Hunts, Crane nnd Vale and secured tho co-oporntlon ot tho organizations In each of thoso com munltlas. It Is his purposo to havo tho Central Oregon Highway Incor porated In thu Lincoln Highway plans nnd mado ono ot tho brandies of that highway and so advertised. Mr, Miller, who Is a brothur of Joaquin Millar, tho famous pool of tho Slorrns, mot at lunch at Whlto's n number ot thu local business mon and tho Commercial club nt woll as a numbor ot tho garagos and other business houses subscrlbod to tho fund for tho preliminary work of getting such an organization started ONTARIO AUTO DRIVERS ARE GETTING EXTREMELY CARELESS FiiKt Driving! I'nlliiro to Glto HI- uiNs DrhliiK Willi Ono Front Light No Rear Light, Home of Infraction. "Ontario auto drivers hnvo boon getting mora nnd more cureless In their driving, and constantly tho number of Infractions of both tho stiito Inws and tho city ordinances Increasu," says Marshal II, C. Farm er. ; , "Unless something Is dono soon there Is going to bo u Herlous ac cident on thn stroetH ot tho city, for which thu blumo will be directly upon somo uuto driver. For ox umplo: thero aro mnny people who drlvo down thu street with only ono front light on thulr car, and that tho right hand light. Again thero are others who drlvo with no roar light; othors who havo but ouo number plato; othors who entirely Ignore tho trafflo regulations which require that they glvo a signal when they are going to turn at an Inter section, to stop to park etc." "Wo havo boon extremely tolerant of thoso nbusos hero lu Ontnrlo but conditions aro rupldly gotting so bad that somothlug must be dono and tho officers aro going to onforco tho regulations. This warning should bo sufficient for nnyono who drlvos a car. A copy ot tho truffle laws ot tho stato are In thu hands of ovoryono who has purchased an auto license. There Is no oxcusa of ignor anco that will avail. "For tho saka of tho peuco of mind ot the drlvor, for tho safety ot tho public, and for the best In torests of tho community, everyone ought to b careful and observu tho regulations, which are reasonable and Intended for tho safety of tho publln. If drivers will not bo care ful wo will hnvo to enforce the law. 'Drivers should tako note of the fact that under tho statutes It Is possible to have driver's operating llcensu revoked und then thu driver may not oparato a car In this stato. This penalty Is drastla but will bo asked In some cases, unless reforms are mado." ONTARIO FURNITURE COMPANY ENIjAHGEH ITS IIALCONY FLOOR Preparing for Increased stock the Ontario Furniture company force has been busy this week completing tho construction ot a largo addition to tho balcony bo that 700 feet of additional floor spaco has been so cured. At tho sumo tlmo a general rearrangement ot the display room Is bolng undertaken. Louis Hurtle spout Sunday visit Ing lu Haines. Ho was accompanied homq by his son Ralph who will at tend school In Ontario, Mrs. D. L. Thomas, mother of Mrs. D, P. Dearborn, also Mrs. Dearborn's sister Mrs. Low Is and tliroo daugh ters who havo been vlBltlug at tho Dearborn home for the past two Iwoeka leave Saturday for tholr homo lu Halad', Idaho. ," .IAMIESON-1IROGAN AND VALE HPHHKLL CONTRACTS TO RE LET . Tho long effort on tho part of tha County Court to socuro tho construction of that sec- tlou of tho Control Oregon Hlghwqy from Vale to Uurrolt Is going to bo realized at last. This was tho first work prora- Isod lu tho county, oarly In tho history ot tho Highway com- mission, but repeated survoyB 4 ot various locations dolayod action. Tho work Is now being advertliiod and wilt bo let at tho meeting ot tho Highway Commission lu Portland on August 30. At tho sntuo tlmo tho bids will be recolved tor tha Jntnlcson to Urogan section of tho John Day Illghwuy, from Vale to Cow Vnlley. CITV FACES POSSIBILITY OF . ACUTE COAL SHORTAGE Very Few .People Storing Coal Should Htrlko and Mint's or Snow lllorkndu Retard Truffle on Railroads Muiiy Will Suffer Many Ontarlans nro tempting fate. In thu hopo that tho prlco ot coal will rocoed Ho effort Is bolug made by many residents who annually buy tholr coal during tho summer, to secure u supply. As tho result thero Is not noarly so much coal In tho household bins at this dato us tholr was ono year ago. Of courso It thu winter la an op on ono, nnd thero nru no strikes at thu mines, this may not turn out badly; but if qllhcr of thoso condi tions is nbsent during tbo wlntor, then thoro Is trouble ahond. At thu present tlmo tho cost of storage coal Is loss In Ontario than lu Ilolso. It la tho saiuu prlco at which It Is being sold auywhoru along thu lino. Desplto contrary statements, thu Argus finds this to bo true, on lnvosllgutlou. APPEARANCE OF SCABIES RESULT IN QUARINIINE Htutn Veterinarian Order Dipping of KiH)od Bhcep Two Dlpplugx NecesMiry for Infected Animals Or Until Curo is Affected Stuto Veterinarian W. II. Lytlo In u circular Us nod rocontly has estab lished a quarlutlno on tho public buck herds of tho county and order ed that these bo treated. Tbo ordor In detail follews: WHEREAS, au lufoctlous parasi tic sklu dlsoaso us scabies has been diagnosed at somo tlmo during tho past year lit sheep in Malheur, Har ney, Luke Klamath, Jacksou and Deschutes Counties; and . WHEHttAS, tho publta buck herds have lu tho past beon a eourco ot distribution and sproud ot this dl- souse, and WHEREAS, Section IZ, Chaptor 223 ot tho Laws ot 1007, provldos lu part ns follews: "Tho Stato Sheop Inspector and his tleputles and the officials ot tho united States llureau of Animal Industry shull havo authority to In Hiieet and quarantine and treat sheep affoctod with cuntaglouu or Infectious disease, or suspecteu ot bolng so affected. " NOW. THEREFORE, I, W. H. Lytlo, State Veterinarian, constitut ing ex officio the Stato Sheep In spector ot tho stato of tho Countlos of Malheur, Harney, Lake, Klamath, Juckbon and Deschutes, au being suspected ut bolug Infected with or exposod to sheep scab und do order that said public horde bo placed In quuraiitlno by this ordor and bo re quired to be dipped once as exposed sheep. If not found infoctod, mid twlco or until cured It found Infect ed, such dipping to ho oxecutod In accordance with the laws of the State ot Oregon und tho regulations of the Stato Live Stock Sanitary Hoard, Such dipping to be under tho supervision of a Stato, Deputy Stato, or a United States llureau of Animal Industry Inspector and to bo completed between now and Novem ber 1st. 1021. EXECUTED nt Salem, Oregon, on the Eighth day of July 1021. W. II. LYTLE, State Veterlnurlau and Ex Officio Stute Sheep Inspector. REUEKAH CLUH MEETH Wednesday, August, 17th, the Rebekah Club wuh entertained at tho homo of Mrit, Geo. Lyfes. A very enjoyable aftornoon was spont und a watormollon feed onjoyed. Mrs, Lyles has a very beautiful flower gurdon and boforo leaving each guest was presented with a boquet ot beautiful flowern. The next mooting will be held at the home ot Mrs. Crocker Johnson. GROUP FORMED WHICH WILL BOOST OWYHEE Permanent Organization To Jook After Detail of Formation ot En larged District All Sections Represented At tho City Hall lust Friday aftor noon, uu organization to bo known as thu Owyhee Davalopuieut Loaguo wob formed. Only a tomporary sut ot directors nnd officers woro otoct ed ponding tho annual oloctlon of tho vurlous Irrigation districts, which takes placo next month, whon with new officials ot oach district tho poriuancnt organization will be portccted. Tho tomporary ottlcori chosou Friday wore: E. M. Grelg, president; W. H. Doollttlo, socrotary-treasur-or; J. II. Lowolt, Oom District; C. A. Marshal, Outarlo-Nyssa; P. M. Uouls, Payottu-Orcgou SIopo, and T. W. Clugctt, Owyhee District, direc tors. At tho meeting where alt ot tho work so far dono was outlined, thoso present were: Charles Thomp son, Loon Wilson, C. A. Marshall, OnturlO'Nyssa; I. T. Yunt and W. D. Patch, Slldo Irrigation, Ivan E. Oakoa, Owyhee Ditch Company; John Reoco, Kingman Kolony, T. "W. Clngott, Owyhee District; J, 11. Low ell, and F. II. McCouuall, Gom Dist rict of Idaho; C. I. Strickland, state ongluoor'a off Ico, Balom; R, W. Swnglcr, High Dead Ox Flat; Ed J. Patch and M. A. Patch, Malheur Im provement District; P. M. Doals, Payette Oregon SIopo; E, M. Grolg, P. J, Gallaghor, W. H. Doollttlo, On tario Commercial Club, DEAL COMPLETED WHEREBY WEISER MAN TAKES PRESSARY Tlieo, J. 1'IhIiit of Modern HUvuui laundry nnd Dry Cleaning Co. of Welter Iluys Ontario Modem VnVMury Aubrey Howard, .; ' Manager Negotiations wore completed this wook whereby Tlieo J. Flshor ot tho Modern Steam Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company of Walsur bo camo the owner ot tha Ontario Mod ern Prossary, ho having purchased tho interests ot Harschel Drowuo who has oporatod tho busluoss for the past throe years. ' Mr. Flshor has boon In Ontario during tbo past wook nuporlutend Ing a numbor ot changes lu tho plant and preparing for many Im provements. Aubrey Howard who has boon omployod by Mr. Drown for somo time, and who soveral years ago, was the ownor of tho business has boon rotulnod as manager of tho plant by Mr, Flshor. Through tho connection ot tho plant with the dry cloaulng department ot the Wulsor Institution It Is tho purpose aud possibility to greatly Increase tho sorvlco avullablo to thu public, says Mr. Fisher. SHERIFF HAS SUPPLY OF TEMPORARY' AUTO LICENSES Sheriff Leu Noo last Friday re ceived a supply ot temporary II conso tags through the use of which It la posslblo for owners of cars to oporato thorn while awaiting the re turn ot tho permanent license tags from the boc rotary of state's office. Under thu now regulations appli cations for temporary licenses am mado at the sheriff's office pu thu payment of $1 deposit. At tho samo time an application for, a per manent llcenso may bo made at tho same office, or may be forwnrdod direct to tho secretary of state. On tho return of tho permanent llcenso ttio tomporary cards may bo taken to tho Sheriff's off Ico and tho $1 doposlt Is returned. Sheriff Noo has Instructed his de puties to pick up all cars running without licenses, and a genoral cam paign of traffic enforcomont is to b(i uudertnkou. Mr. and Mrs. Jako Funk ot Aber deen, Idaho, parents ot C, F. Funk, are visiting horo 'this week, having arrlvod Wednesday, coming ovor Innd. Miss Marlon Elizabeth and Detrlch Funk, brother and sister of Mr. Funk nro also ot tho party. Mrs. John Studebaker returned Wednesday from California whore she has beon spending tha summer with her son, Ralph Oyer. ) uea TBitef, RH, -jmmmmymxwmbRs -jg Jk .i.