The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947, August 17, 1922, Image 1

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NO.. 37
Program for Thirteenth Annual Mal
heur County Fair Gets nigger
- With Every Meeting of Com
. mltteo Barbecue Latest
Added Attraction
The premium list ot tho Thir
teenth Annual Malheur County Fair
which will be held in Ontario, Sep
tember 20, 21 and 22 this year, is
off the press and is now being dis
tributed. Premium offerings are
made in the ten departments of
swine, poultry, farm products, fruits,
apiary, boys' and girls' club work,
educational, bread, cakes and pas
try, canned goods and preserves,
fancy work and infants, wear and
flcnyers. Liberal cash rewards,
equal to. those of the large Fairs,
will be offered in all departtnens.
A new feature added to the prem
ium list this year is tho First Annual
Snake River Potato Show. Sever
al hundred dollars in cash premiums
are offered in this department. It
is' anticipated that this feature will
draw large exhibits. Literature
has been mailed to the potato grow
ers in Malheur and adjoining Idaho
counties. County agricultural agents
throughout Oregon and Idaho have
been requested to cooperate in mak
ing this first annual event a success.
Encouraging reports are received
throughout Eastern Oregon and
Southwestern Idaho.
Community Exhibits
Especlalley large community . ex
hibits are expected. A number of
communities havo 'already reserved
space for their exhibits, and have
promised larger and ' better dis
plays than ever before. It Is anti
cipated that this feature of the Fair
will greatly excell all former re
cords. Club Work
Reports from County Club. Leader
H. R. Wellman, indicate that club
work" in Malheur county is well or
ganized, and that the club exhibits
, this year will be an attractive fea
ture. Club members throughout
the county have been preparing
their exhibits and . have grown
choice crops especially for the Fair.
This work is of great educational
value, and Is one that Is increasing
in volume from year to year.
$5000 For Entertainment
a mpftlnc- of the committee in
charge of sports and entertainment
was held last Monday evening. The
details "of the program and purses
offered are now bejng worked out.
The total offerings for races and
sports of all kinds will aggregate
Twenty-five of tho wildest kind
of range horses have been secured
for bucking contests and wild horse
races. This feature of the program
will be onovof special attraction at
the Fair this year. Horses and rid
ers of the best In this section will
participate In. this the ever, popular
frontier sport.
Automobile and motor cycle races
will be on each day's program and
liberal cash prizes are offered. A
number of persons have already
voiced their Intentions, pi partici
pating in these thrilling'eventB, and
it is anticipated that these races will
be particularly entertaining.
Free Barbecue and Parade
A free barbecue.' providing tlfe
choicest of beeves free to all Fair
visitors, will be on the first day's
nrneram. A monster parade will
also be staged on the first day
through the business streets of On
tnrln leadine to tho Fair Grounds.
ThU narade will bo several miles
in length and will Include many new,
novel and unusual features.
It is planned that the program
for the three days will be varied so
as to furnish a continuous variety
of entertainment to Fair visitors.
The evening program, up town,
will be of the clean, wholesome
kind. A particular effort is being
made to eliminate the offensive car
nival entertainment, and at the same
time provide features for the enter
tainment of everybody after his
particular taste. Many new and
novel attractions are being planned.
Arrangements are now being maa
for tho follewing: Sage Brush
Trail, Seven Up Jack's Place, A
Trip to the Moon, and The Submar
ine Girls,
Thn Ontario Chamber ot Com
merce will bold a-amoker on next
Wednesday, August 23rd. to wnicn
have been Invited delegations of
business men front Vale, Nyssa,
Fruited, Payette aa New Plym-
For tho past two weeks, rumor
has' beendrlftlng about Ontario to
the effect that the uniforms which
the R. O. T. C. here are purchasing
from the government are second
hand goods. Just where theso un
truo and misleading rumors or
iginated, neither Sergenat Abon
droth or J. A. Turnbull are able to
flgre out. But both declare author
Itively that the uniforms are direct
from the army commissary and no
salvage goods are Included -in' tho
lot. "If tho uniforms wo aTe get
ting wero salvage stuff "they would
cost only about $6.50", said Sgt.
Abendroth, "which Is a substantial
difference between the nev, com
plete uniform Just for the commis
sary for $15.50."
t Sergeant Abendroth Is anxious for
all students to- get measured as
quickly as possible, in order that
tho uniforms will arrive here- in
time for the R. O. T. C. to put on an
exhibition at tho Fair.
Commercial Club to bo Host For
Gathering of Men From Nearby
. Towns Unity' of Effort In
Securing Mutual Co-opcr-'
ntlon Is Aim
For tho purpose of bringing to
gether representative men In all the
Snake and Malheur river valley
communities to discuss the means
by which each can aid the other in
their -community undertakings and
for the mutual interests ot 'all who
seek the development of this re
gion, the Commercial club has ex
tended an invitation to ten repre
sentative men in Payette, Welser,
Frultland, in Idaho, and Vale and
Nyssa in Oregon to a smoker to be
hold here" next Wednesday evening.
Several .of tho communities have
horse shoe pitching teams and tho
Commercial club desires to put on
a real championship contest, during
the Fair and thus bring all of the
towns closer together in the good
time which such a contest will pro
mo'to. '
An interesting program has been
arranged for tho gathering and it Is
expected that a largo crowd will bo
on hand to take part in the smoker.
For some time the Boy Scouts
have been actively working here,
being organized a few weeks ago,
and Is now headed by J. A. Turn
bull. For several times in tho past
six years the Scouts have been or
ganized, but each time was aban
daned through lack of Interest and
cooperation. Now the boys are
closely associated and great Inter
est Is being taken in the work, and
Mr. Turrtbull Is- highly pleased with
the prospects for an active organiz
ation. After spending tho summer In
post graduate work at, tho Univer
sity of Missouri at Columbia, Sup
erintendent ot Schools and Mrs. J.
M. McDonald returned to Ontario
On August 11, at the State Nor
mal school at Cheney, Wash., oc
cured tho graduation of Miss Jessie
Griffin. She is the second Ontario
girl to graduate from there; Miss
Gladys Udlck graduating last spring.
Miss Griffin Is to teach in the city
schools at Seattle the coming year.
President C. W. Tenney passed
through Ontario Saturday, returning
from a coast trip to interview teach
ers and students who are going to
attend Gooding college this fall,"
which opens September 11.
outh, These delegates will bo re
quested to Join In the working out
of a program for the entertainment
of Fair visitors. As this Is the only
county Fair in this section It Is al
ways patronized by people from
neighboring towns and comniupni
tles, and It is the plan of the man
agement to provide such features ot
entertainment that will meet the
approval of Fair visitors. It should
be remembered that It is not an On
tario Fair, but It Is officially a Mal
heur county Fair, and it Is even
more than that, it Is the Fair of
Bastern Oregon and' Southwestern
Snug Fortune Made by Dairyman
Near Buhl in Seven Years of Work
In Just seven years from the time
that he took a 40 acres tract then
all In sago brush, Ben Shlck has
made a fortune. Tho story ot this
romarkablo man and his achieve
ment was tho most convincing of the
many emphatic revelations unfold
ed before the party of dairy spe
cialists who visited Idaho and Mal
heur county, Oregon last week.
No less astonishing we believe it
will prove, to many people of this
section. Thus it appeals to the
editor of the Argus who was priv
ileged to be one of the party on the
Mr. Slilck was a carpenter at
Buhl, In 1915. He had never mllked
a cow In his life when he bought
the forty and paid down but $100
on tho purchase price which was
$140 per aero. Soon after he took
possession ho bought nine grade
Guernseys on a contract, not a cent
down. From that beginning he has
raised several fine calvos, for he
Imported a registered bull, and has
sold tho progeny for $5,000. Be
side this he has. secured In milk
checkBt $21,000 In seven years, or a
total of $26,000 from tho herd.
.But this Is not all. Possessing
as ho does a trained mechanical
mind ho has himself-built tho fin
est silo on the tract. He has con
crete laterals over his entire 40,
which has so well designed a fall
that he irrigates across tho 40
from one ditch. His feed mangers
are of concrete with Iron pipe stan
chions for each of the herd which
now numbers 40 head.
All these 40 cows are fed from the
products of his ranch, and he was
able to sell last year a small stack
of hay besides. He did use too, a
ton of bran and a few hundred
pounds of grain.
That his farm is a remarkable
one, and his record exceptional Is
true, but he had no physical advan
tage which his neighbors did not
likewise possess. These neigh
bors told the visitors that Mr.
Shlck has been their best friend,
their greatest helper. He has loaned
them the forms he built for his silo
and for his concrete mangers and
Sessions of Amusement Order Have
Record Smashing Program Be
for Them Tyros Ready
With tho 2nd annual convention
of the Pacific Northwest association
of Dokle Temples two weeks away
frantic haste is notlceablo In all
Eastern Oregon points where Dokies
and" Knights ot Pythias reside
Most of the lodges In Union, Wal
lowa and Baker counties are enter
ing floats in the "parade and several
points in Umatilla county aro doing
tho same. This convention is draw
ing a big delegation from every
town and hamlet in eastern Oregon,
and the reasonls that there will be
2 days of unalloyed fun and amuse
ment not only for tho Knights ol
Pythias and Dokies, but for the
publlo at large.
Tho convention opons on Friday,
the delegates attending from Dokle
Temples In western Canada, Wash
ington. Idaho. Montana and Oregon.
Tho program for the two days starts
off with a big ceremonial at i
o'clock at Which Tyros will be brot
in from all the nooks and crannies
of the entire Eastern Oregon sec
tion, In fact some Tyros are coming
from Canada. Dokies from this
whole section of the state are rig
ging up candidates for Initiation,
knowing that the honor of being
Initiated in a class of this kind ap
peals to everyone.
Friday night is stunt night, and
arrangements for seating 400 peo
ple at the Fair grounds have been
made. This program Is free and
open to tho public, although sec
inn will be reserved for Dokies
wearing their Phezes, One of the
feature numbers will be tho bnter-
t,rin Philharmonic orchestra ana
the Enterprise Madrigal Club.
Numbers will bo rendered from me
ridiculous to the"subllmo.
Saturday morning and Saturday
nMnrnoon also appeal to the publlo
at large because the contest for big
cash prizes between drum corps, pa
trol teams and bands will be an In
teretitlng treat tor everybody. This
ditches. He has taken days to
show them how to mako similar
structures for their farms and ho
has never charged any of them a
cent for his services.
The manner of a dairyman that
he has ihode himself can be gained
from the follewing: Nine of his
cows under test last year produced
an avernj ot 5253 pounds of but
ter fat. TJils Is ten pounds above
the average 'tor the Guernsey cows
of the American that were under
test last year. His best cow pro
duced 714.9 pounds.
All this has been dono In seven
years. HIsfarm is clear of all
debt save a $3000 federal farm loan
and he has money enough In the
bank to discharge that, but he Is to
Use that money to build a modern
home, for this Is all this farm lacks
to make It an ideal property., Tho
herd Is all paid for and is worth as not more, than the ranch
itself. Mr. Shlck Was offered this
spring, when others were going
broke and ranches were being sac
rificed, 520,000 for his 40, but he
figured that if ho did sell ho would
loso monoy were ho to take tho
cash and loan it at the prevailing
rate, of Jntorest.
This Jtory of Bon Shlck will bo
carried in farm Journals all over
this nation. It will bring to the
attention' of the dairymen of Amer
ica the possibilities of this region
as tho ideal dairy country. It is a
concrete examplo of what a dairy
minded man can do hero. Of course
not all .men can do this, but. there
is no denying that it can bo done.
Ben Shlck has proven this.
It might be added, too, that ho has
no largo family to milk his cows.
He milked them all himself, until
the number grew so largo that a
hired man was needed. All the
facts given above were verified and
from theiestImony of neighbors
The eastern exports at first could
hardly believe tho statements which
they heard oft repeated about Mr.
Shlck. They were "from' Missouri,"
they had to be shown. They were
shown and thoroughly convinced.
Dicklow, Spring Wheat. Yields Seven
ty Bushels Per Aero For Dead
Ox Flat Rancher on Twelve
Aero Meld
Oregon Slope, Aug. 15, Special:
What Is belloved to bo the record
yield of spring wheat, on the field
basis was. threshed hero last woek
by A. A. Gutteridgo. Tho field,
containing twelve acres, yielded . at
tho rate of 77 bushels per aero.
This yield Is more than six times
the averago yield of spring wheat
fur tho United States, and thoreforo
speaks well tor both tho soil and
tho farmer who raised It. Tho Dick-
low variety of spring wheat was
used and the threshed wheat Is of
good quality.
On another field containing ten
acres Mr. Gutterldge harvested 70
bushels per acre. of tho same kind
ot wheat. A two aero field ot Fed
eration yielded 02 bushels per acre.
Howevor, ho does not consider this
a reliable comparison between tho
two varieties owing to tho differ
ence in the land on which it was
grown. Ho thinks that tho Feder
ation may outyleld the Dicklow -under
like conditions if more seed is
sown than ho used this year.
Last week when tho Argus carried
the story about the opening o(
school, and the list of teachers for
the East and West Sides and tho
High school, pno name was omitted
in the forco for the west side grade.
This teachor was Mrs. J. W. Spring
er, who will teach arithmetic In tho
Cth, 7th and 8th grades.
too, Is freo. Saturday night comes
the closing event In the way of a
monstrous parado In which several
thousand people will be represent
ed. La Qrando Is making arrange
ments for entertaining the biggest
crowd that has evor been In this
At a meeting of the county com
mittee of the Malheur county- farm
bureau held at Ontario last Satur
day, P. M. Boats of Oregon Slope
was chosen to succoed Thomas W
Clagett of Ontario, as secretary of
tho organization. Mr. Clagett ten
dered his resignation because of
pressure of other work which will
keep him out of the county much of
tho time for the next few months.
His resignation ns secretary was ac
cepted by tho committee, but he Is
retained as a member of tho board.
It developed at the meeting that
there aro about 373 members in tho
county organization, some fifty hav
ing enrolled since tho last mooting.
Tho board instructed tho secretary
to communicato with the stato farm
bureau with regard to marketing
turkeys for tho members this fall,
and to work out some feasible plan
whereby assistance could bo ren
dered members having birds to mar
ket them to best advantage.
A. F. Boycr In Letter to Argus Gives
Reasons For Not Attempting
to Drill For Oil When Hero
Still Ready to Proceed
The Argus this week received the
following letter from A. F. Boyer
.who Is in San Diego1 California, giv
ing tho reasons which accutated
him In not undertaking to drill for
oil hore this summer:
"As I havo rocelved many letters
from Ontario asking why I did not
drill an oil well there after I had
been promised money to do so, I
wish to state that when I startod to
got leases I found that much of the
land I needed had boon leased by
parties who oither could not . or
would not drill, but who havo field
tho -leases for sevoral years and are
still holding them tor speculative
"I offored to drill a woll if thoy
turned over to mo 6000 acres of
their leasos in ono body. But this
thoy refused to do, although I was
told thoy held 18,000 acres of
leases, So I was compelled to stop
becauso I could not get leases with
out paying for them too dearly. Butl
I will say, If tho land owners will
let their leases run out so that peo-
plo who would open the oil indus
try in tho Snako river basin, then I
will bo glad to como back and provo
that oil can be found by my electric
process Just tho sumo as down hore
in California, where I locato oil
for somo of tho biggoBt oil com
panies. It you will print this in
your papor, I will bo much obliged.
Yours truly,
A. F. Boyer."
1025, 10th St., SanDlogo.
Just rocontly Mr. and Mrs. Con
nell Cox who llvo flvo mllos south
west of tho city, learned of the mar
rlago of their son, Dwlght, who was
a sophmoro at tho O. A: C. la'st
term, to MIbs Lillian Barnes ot Cor-
vallls, daughtor of Mr. and Mrs.
Robort Barnos of that city. The
bride too was a sophmoro at the
Agricultural college Tho younn
couple wont from tho collogo town
to Salem whero tho ceremony was
porformod, and returned to Cor
vallls, making no announcomont of
tho Interesting event. This summor
when Miss Torrossa Cox, Bister ot
tho groom, wont to- visit hlra In
Portland whbro ho 1b working she
loomed of his marriage, and ad
vised her paronts. Dwlght Cox Is
woll known hore In Ontario, for ho
graduated, fro tho O. H. S. n tho
class of 1918.
George W. Hayes, chairman ot the
county committee has called a meet
ing of tho Republican central com
mittee to bo held at. Vale on August
24. In tho evening a banquet will
bo given In honor ot Waller L.
Toozo, Jr., stato chairman who is
making a campaign tour of tho Btato,
In his call for tho mooting Chairman
Haves particularly urged all the
women members of tho contral com
mittee to attend tho gathering.
Stnto Department nt Wnslilngton is
Asked to Request Cnnadinn
Authorities to Turn Over
Fugitive Wlfo Went to
Meet Htm
H. II. Tunny who left Ontario
about March 20 leaving behind him
many creditors, was captured at
Lethbrldge, Province of Alberta,
Canada on August 9 upon a circular
letter sent out by Sheriff H. Loo
Noa. Ho is being hold there under
arrest, according to a wire received
by Sheriff Noe, until extradition
papers can be forwarded to the State
Department at Washington, D. C.
It will be necessary for tho papors
to go. to the Commissioner of Jus
tice at Ottawa, the Canadian capi
tal before Tunny can bo brought
back, unless ho waives extradition,
which apparently he has not dono.
Tunny after his departure advised
his buslnoss associates hore, and
tho First National bank that ho had
gone. In a letter to the bank ho
admitted that tho cattle? which ho
had mortgaged to that institution
were not in existence. Tho matter
was placed before tho grand Jury,
and an indictment returned against
him and it was on tho warrant Is-,
sued upon that Indlctmont that ho
was apprehended in Canada.
For several months following
Tunny's disappearance his wife and
family remained hero. Somo time
since they wont to Boise where Mrs.
Tunny announced that she was to
rosumo her studies and training for
a nurse.
It is understood here that she
loft Boise some tlmo woek before
last and gave her destination as
Payette Lakes, but it has since boon -
learned that she went to Canada.
Beforo she reached hor destination,
howevor, her husband had been
caught by the Canadian authorities.
While In Canada It has been
learned that Tunny took tho alias
of H. H. Bush, or D. A. Bush.
How long It will bo beforo Tunny
can bo brought back to face trial on
tho charges against him is not
known, but it Is bollovoa possible
that ho can go brought hero In
tlmo for the Septembor torm of
With Chief Engineer F. E. Wey.
mouth and J. B. Bend Malinger
of Bolso-Pnyetto Project
Sponds Day in Valley
A. P. Davis, director of reclama
tion of tho U. S. Department of tho
Intorior was in Malheur county last
Friday to view tho Warmspringb
Project and tho proposed oxtonslon
which tho directors of that district
aro asking tho govornmout to build.
Arrangements havo been mado for
a cooperative ourvoy of tho pro
posed oxtonslon. Tho Reclamation
sorvlco has sot aside $5,000 for this
work and a similar sum Is to bo se
cured by tho directors ot tho Warm
springs district.
On tho way back from vlowlng tho
lands under the proposod oxtonslon
tho directors wore In Ontario for
soveral hours and met with a num
ber of mon horo Interested In Irri
gation development. Tho visitors
wero very tacturn rolatlvo to Irri
gation dovolopment. No statoment
of vlows concerning tho Owyhee
district could bo obtained from
Tho Brogan Hotel which has long
stood as a monumont to tho ambi
tions of D. M, Brogan, was totally
destroyed by tiro last Saturday.
How tho flro originated Is not
known, nor 1b the loss sustained by
the owner, S. Oltolson of Los An
geles, for whether the building was
Insured or not could not be learned,
Tho only occupants of tho build
ing at tho tlmo were Mrs. Mary
Coloman who operated tho res
taurant, and hor brother, M. F, Blls
moyer who had the pool hall. They
lost about $2,000 In equipment with
but $300 Insurance.
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