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THE ONTARIO ARGTJS, ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, JTJTY 20, 1922
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lj0 GDtttarin Argua
County Official Paper
An Independent Nowapnper
Published Thursdays at Ontario,
Oregon, and entered at the Ontario
post office for distribution as 2nd
O. K. Aiken, Managing Editor
SUBSCRIPTION Ono Year, 32.00
TIGHT I-OH OREGON
While Oregon has been lagging
behind in tho procession of Western
states, Washington, Idaho and Cal
ifornia have been going forward with
leaps and bounds. There is a
reason for this. People of Oregon
ought to make the effort to find that
roaoon and if they do, wo believe
they will find that lack of railroads
through central Oregon is one of tha
Glance at the map of Washington
and soe where tho Northern Pacific
runs southwest from Spokane to
Pasco, thence northwest to Seattle,
angling through the state, opening
up its valleys for settlement. This
pioneer road by reason of its route
aided materially in developing that
great utato and has since been aided
by the Great Northern, tho O. W. II.
& N. and the Milwaukee, all but tho
O. W. H. & N. are trans-stato linos.
Then look at a railroad map of
Oregon, and seo the difference. Ore
gon's railroads skirt tho boundaries
as though Oregon is a place to be
touched as little as possible.. What
is tho result? Lacking tho moans
which intercommunication affords,
thero has been no harmony of In
terest between Western Oregon and
Eastern Oregon. How could such
an Interest exist whou tho folks over
there knew naught of us ovor hero,
nor wo of them? To go from On
tario to Medford or As li land by tho
presont rail lines moans an 800
mllo trip; almost as far as New
York from Chicago.
This lack of community interest
and common purpose is one of tho
causes of tho blight that has been
upon Oregon. That blight can only
bo rooted out by gottlug together.
Orogonlans can not get together
often onough If ono half of them
nlways havo to travel nearly a thous
and uillos to do it.
Tho 11 rat and the blggost stop that
can bo taken to got Orogonlans to
gether is to shorten tho distance
botweon them; to erase tho barrier
which the Cascades now mako by
putting tho Natron lines into use.
That Is tho purpoBO of tho Coutral
Oregon Development League It is
to carry tho moasuro of u united
Oregon, of an Oregon that It is
posslblo to get across without skirt
lug its bordors and pusslug ovor into
other commonwealths in the off int.
What this great object means to
Orogou can bo llmttod onfy by tho
dogreo of enorgy aud ability which
the leaders of Oregon demonstrate.
It will unite Oregon. It will mako
tho WUaiuotto Valloy n reality to
Kastorn Orogonlans, aud will, wo
hopo bring a realization to the Wll
nmotto residents that ovor hero is a
nuirkot for their lumber and tholr
manufactured products; that via a
direct routo across tho stato they
can host roach tho consuming mar
kets of tho middle west and cast.
Given tho groat nrtory of com-
merco which nn oast aud wost rail
road would afford tho progress of
Contral Oregon would bo common
sura(o -with that of Us neighbors.
Tho bonollts would not bo limited to
tho diroctly sorvod area but would
lnnure to all tho state. Tho object
of tho Contral Orogon Development
Leaguo is such that It should have
tho unltoy support of ovory loyal
buslnoss man, of vory community lu
tho ontlro state.
If only thoro Avoro more Oswald
West's living In Portland, Contral
and Southeastern, Oregon would got
Justlco from tho metropolis. Mr.
West rodo fifty mlloa on a rim to
got to tho mooting at Durns. That
showB real interest and u real pur
pose. Ho may bo an ox-governor,
but ho also Is a vory nctlvo and
onorgotlo booator for u bigger and
hotter Oregon. Would thero were
moro ltko him. .
CtM FluiUn Oil aad Zmtkae for
Ml, thanafa imbI u4 camet
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BTANDARD OIL CO MP AMY
Dorcas Sowing Olub of Ontario
Thirteen members of tho Dorcas
Sewing Club havo completed tholr
work and made their final report,
Tho club was organized last spring
by Mrs. W. L. Turner. After
completing the regular work, tho
girls worked out a doll clothes pro
ject for Miss Cowglll, Assistant
Stato Club Leader. As local leader
Mrs. Turner has been exceptionally
successful. Even though the pro
ject .Is completed the girls continue
to stop nt Mrs. Turners' homo every
day or so for help on some particular
problom. Following is the story of
the doll clothes contest written by
Barbara Castleman who is 10 years
"The Dorcas Sewin'g Club is com
posed of girls about 14 in number,
and with Mrs. Turner as leader. Tho
girls uro all under 12 years of age.
"Wo all look forward to our meet
ing days for aside from tho begin
ning and finishing of some Interest
ing piece of sowing we always havo
a dolightful time. The club enjoyed
an early spring hike and road side
"Here I am forgetting that I
was askod to write a short article
of tho doll clothes contest which was
"Tho making of the clothes for
tho contost was great fun aud a lot
of work for small hands.
"We had sovoral meetings at
which we worked on tho clothing,
we made dresses or rompers as wo
chose, and then different little art
icles that go to make the finishing
touches on dolllea' attire.
"In tho final contest, Dorothy
Laxon won first prize and she has
promised to write a story telling of
Flora Everett made underclothes,
dress, coat, cap and little shoes for
her doll. Tho clothing was so
prettily made that tho Judges, Mrs.
Gilham and Mrs. Andeborg decided
that Flora was entitled to first place
In tho second contest.
"Beulah Itasmussen mado a dress,
cap and underclothes nicely and was
given second prize in the contest.
"Tho othor members of the Club
dressed their dolls in such an
attractive way that it was decided to
glvo each girl a small doll as a
tokon for her effort.
"Mrs. Turner served refreshments
and wo adjourned and are looking
forward to mooting again with our
leader to whom we owo much for
our success as a club, to whom we
are responsible for the many useful
and pretty articles which each club
mombor proudly displays.
Summer School Develops Ixsndcrs
Two of the successful Bowing club
leadors In Malheur County attended
tho Boys' and Girls' Summer School
at Corvallts in 1921. Violot Lees
of Bonlta, has a club of five memb
ors and aro doing some vory nice
work. Sylvia Grabnor of Brogan
has a Bowing club of four mombors.
Tho mombeis roport some vory on
Joyablo partios and picnics. Altho
thoy only startod to work in May,
they havo completod all but two
Mr. and "Mis. Bort Lawrence, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Tod Wisdom, Mrs. T. A.
Turinun wore Baker visitors the
Mrs. Hallo Robberson Is visiting
rolatlvos in Baker for an oxtendod
Miss Hazel and Waneta Westfall
Is visiting her sister, Mrs. Iko
Powers from Ontario.
Ralph .Harvey delivered a truck
load of s'tock salt to Unity Stock
Lostor Hammock of Bonlta la
working in this vicinity.
Louis Rose und Oliver Crows has
taken the contract putting up E. J.
Mrs. W. J. Hluton of urnnuview,
i,i,ihn in vlBltinc hor parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Elms this week. She
will visit relatives at Unity Sumpter
and Baker botoro returning homo.
Tn.m.i Morfltt of Bolso Idaho and
Blstor, Mrs. Ollvo Oliver of. Mal-
hmir citv Dossed thru uore via
Unity ourouto to Portland whore
thoy will visit rolatlvos.
Mrs. T. A. Truoman ana uaugui-
or, Ida, Mrs. I. H. Lawronce, wont
o Mainour River Monday.
Miss 'Dorothy Morfltt and Pansy
Derrlok wore Ironside visitors Mon
day. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ray uuncan wore
callod to Stiver City. Idaho Thurs
day on Interest of mining claims uo
Mr.. Albert Morfltt of uoiuon
Eagle Is vUltlne her mothor, Mrs. D.
M. Rlpploy he -o.
nava Graham of Ontario was iu
tuts Tlslnlty looking after Interests
of the Eastoru Orogon nnd Lo.
BILL WILL PASS SOON
Idaho Congressman Discusses Status
Of Irrigation Measures Before
Congress Idaho Solons Act
ive in Campaign
'"Dint tin Smlth-MpNnrv reclama
tion measure, carrying $250,000,000
of which from $25,000,000 to $30,
000,000 would become available an
nnnllv ns It could be judiciously
spont, would pass congress In the
near future was tho confident pre
diction made Tuesday evening by
Burton L. French, ldano congress
man," says the Caldwell Tribune in
its account of a meeting beld there.
"While tho measure as now drafted
mlcht not bo tho one finally acted
upon, Congressman French express
ed the belief that tno law, as passeu,
would not be materially different
from the bill now on both the house
and senate calendar after having
been reported favorably by com
mittees In both houses.
Tom hiinrired business men. Inter
ested in reclamation, from Caldwell,
Emmett, Parma, Middieton ana
Notus attended the meeting at the
Caldwell Commercial club rooms
Thro fMne-a stand in the way of
reclamation development, so far as
favorable congressional action Is con
cerned, Congressman French told his
attentive audience. The first Is the
purlly political one of lack of votes
from western states. Either the New
York of the Pennsylvania delegation,
ho pointed out, were numerically
strong enough to offset the entlro
voting power of representatives from
western reclamation states. Educa
tion, to convince eastern people and
their representatives that reclama
tion is not a sectional policy, but
rather of nation wide importance, la
the only means of overcoming this
potential opposition, tho congress
man pointed out.
Other objections raised are delin
quent payments from completed
nrntects and reports, freely circulat
ed at Washington, that tho west was
seeking to have reclamation exnenu-
ltures made outright gifts.
"You know and I know," con
gressman French declared, "that
these reports have no basis in fact.
We of tho wost are willing to pay
fr whnt. wn cot. But, nevertheless,
those reports are being circulated
and they do harm proposals to fur
Borah Measure Discussed
Speaking 'of a moaBuro introduced
In tho senate early this week- by
Senator Borah which would prolong
the time of payment on federal pro
jects from 20 to 40 years, Mr.
French assorted that there would
unquestionably bo serious opposition
to tho measure. He declared, how
ever, to forecast Its probable fate.
Objection to tho measure would
come from those who seo In It the
opening wedge for cancelling re
clamation expenditures In favor of
tho project settlers and from those
who oppose reclamation generally.
On the other hand, Mr. French be
llovos tho measure could bo support
ed on tho ground that when tho re
clamatlon bill was originally passed,
costs or projects per aero wore far
lower than at present and it was not
presumed at tho tlmo that $100 or
moro per acre must be repaid In 20
Tracing the history of reclama
matlon In tho West. Congressman
French lauded Marcus Whitman as
the truo pioneer of the west, the
men who savod tho great northwest
to the United States and who made
tho development of these arid west
ern lands possible.
Emmett peoplo wero lauded for
their work In evolving tho plan,
adopted by tho reclamation service
and now become a reality, for ir
rigation of Emmett Irrigation dis
trict lands and tho reclamation of
Black Canyon. Congressman French
In Bomo detail dlplcted tne uisiorw
features of tho campaign for recog
nition of tho Black Canyon.
Greater conservation of water,
more Intonslvo agricultural methods
- -oMnmntinn of lands far ho-
yond dreams of today were forecast
by tho dongressman. Cement lined
canals, careful utilization of water
supplies to tho ond that tha maxi
mum acreage bo reclaimed will he
the next development In the use of
the natural western water resources,
Mr. French predicted.
Methods employed lu convincing
.i. ..f tt,t reclamation was not a
sectional policy were discussed by
tho speaker. The Boise project
alone, ho said, consumes In car lot
Bhlpmonts. onough custom manu
factured goods to necessitate a train
n. innv n transnort It. West-
UYU UIHV8 .
orn congressmen recently divided
.. .niir tiniisn membership Into
groups of 10 to 15 and selected from
their number Individuals to vralt
upon each group, pointing out the
national features and Importance of
reclamation. This method, Mr.
French declared, had practically In
sured a majority of house members
as favorable to the Smlth-McNary
Figures Show Results
Statistics graphically showing
what reclamation had already ac
complished In the west wero given
by Mr. French. The government he
said, had spent thus far about $150,
000,000 for reclamation. Lands
that had been reclaimed conserva
tively valued at half a billion dollars
and last year marketed crops whose
value aggregated $400,000,000 from
land that before being touched by
the water magle was almost worth
less. The Payette-Bolso project,
costing less than $12,000,000, last
year added $40,000,000-in wealth
to the nation by virtue of the crops
Short addresses were made by rep
resentatives from Emmett, Parma,
Middieton, Notus and Caldwell at
the conclusion of Congressman
French's talk. Every speaker lauded
the Idaho congressman and the work
that he had done for reclamation
In Idaho, particular significance
being attached to his able disposi
tion of the Black Canyon problem.
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in this county for at least PORTY
years. Our other officers have lived
here several years, and we think our
experience can be of value to citizens
of this community. We are to be of
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