The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947, September 07, 1922, Image 1

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No. 40
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TAXES NOW $26,000
Budget Committee Battles With Ex-
pcnso of City Government One
Third of Entire Cost of Rnv-
erniiicnt Is Interest Bill
Ono third of the entire cost of
running tho City of Ontario is Its
Interest bill for bonds of various is
suos. The total Interest bill Is $16,
000 as outlined in tho 1923 budget
committteo sitting with the City
Council Tuesday evening. Tho
budget makers who assisted the
council were: B. C. Van. Petten,
chairman, H. C, Boyer, E. A. Fras
er and W. P. Homanr- A. L. Cock-
rum and T. H. Moore the other two
members did not attend the meet
ing. ' After learning that the city has
now due it from delinquent taxes
the gross sum of more than $20,000,
means of collecting it were dis
cussed, but no definite action was,
The budget makers worked for
hours on the mass of figures and re
duced the total from the last bud
get slightly. The present council
was warmly commended for having
kept within the last budget and op
orated the city so economically. No
salary or other increases were al
lowed savo for fuel and lights at the
library and fuel at the city hall.
Tho detailed complete budget is be
is being prepared for publication in
the near future.
After the budget meeting tho
council held a regular session and
paid tho usual grist of bills. No
action was taken on the sidewalk
Improvement In Riverside when It
was found that to build the walk
would 'mean an outlay of $600 for
the city with slight chance of get-
ting the money baek
Vv (3U&
Though Opened Two Weeks Enrlier
Than Usual High School Nnm-
bo About tho Same Grades
Show Largo Increases
With nn Increase of 45 over the
number enrolled at the end of tho
first week last year the schoolsof
Ontario reported C04 pupils Wednes
day of this week, three days after
school opened. By the end of tho
weok this number will be increased
and after tho Fair a still larger In
crease will be recorded It is believed.
The High school has 15 G enrolled
now and more than 200 Is expected
to bo the total by October 1.. In
the grades there aro 448 now or
48 more than last year. In the east
side school 79 pupils are enrolled,
a substantial increase over last
To fill in the vacancies caused by
the resignations of Miss Buth Ca
been and Miss Lolse Wood, Mrs. J.
W. Springer and Miss Emily Miller
were chosen by the board. Mrs.
Springer Is a graduate of Highland
Park University at DesMoines, lowa,
nnd taught for eight years In' Iowa
High schools. She will have the
Latin classes and Freshman English.
Miss Miller is an O. A. C. graduate
in the class of '18 and has had sev
en years' experience In teaching do
mestic science and arts. For the
past two years she had charge of
this work in the Bend High school.
Now Flag Pole
Sergeant W. H. Abendroth has
his cadets lined up already. Many
of the boys have new uniforms and
others are ordering every day. The
new 60 foot stell flag pole which
was ordered Is here, and will be
erected this -week. Each day a
squad of cadets will raise and lower
tho flag and make the flag salute
according to the army regulations.
. . After spending the summer in
Chicago taking special courses in
music, including a course In cello
playing. Mrs. Stella Mason Cor and
hor Bon Louis and daughter Virginia
returned homo last Saturday morn
ing. While In the middle west they
visited for a time at Gilnnell, Iowa.
Mr, and Mrs, O. H. Graham and
family returned Sunday from Port
Angeles. Washington, where they
have been the guests of relative,
Effective, today the reduced rate
on potatoes which was made last
weok amounting to 20 cents per
hundred went into effect today. The
rate applies to all points in the
south and middle west except those
reached by the Hock Island, and the
M. K. & T. Since the shippers are
now using straight box cars without
icing charges, it is believed that
some of the crop will be able to
move forward with somo profit to
tho growers, but no predictions are
being made by shippers.
Cnpt. Paul S. Moi-nii of Grange Pre-
Cinct Mmlo County Chairman,
J.' R. Blnckaby Named
State Committeeman
Att Nyssa on Tuesday the pre
cinct committeemen of the demo
cratic party met and elected offlrers
and laid plans for rhe coming cam
paign. J. B. Blackaby who for years
has been county chairman presided
and was elected state committee
man, while Captain Paul S. Moran
of Grango precinct was elected
county .chairman to succeed Mr.
. One of this principal matters dis
posed of was the naming of an ex
ecutive committee who with Capt.
Moran will conduct tho campaign
this fall. The men named were:
Frank Hall, Nyssa; W. F. Homan,
Ontario No. 8; Dr. E. S. Fortner,
Fair; M. N. Fegtly, Vale, and John
Blanton, Cairo.
A complete list of precinct com
mitteemen was named filling all va
cancies and arrangements made to
conduct a canvass of the county.
Those who attended the meeting
frsm Ontario were: Ji Jt. bIro'i-
aby, W. E. Lees, Jas. A. Lackey, Col.
S. F. Taylor and C. McGonaglll.
Burglars and Check Artists Plead
Guilty Ed. Hnsson's Trial Is
Postponed to January Term
Somo Cases Dismissed
Saving the county the cost of
trial, Jack McCall, Joe Sherman and
Harry Sable who robbed the K. A.
Allen residence here, and Jack Hy
att who passed some bad checks at
Vale, pled guilty last week and were
sentenced by judge Biggs to terms
In the state penitentiary. Sheriff
Leo Noe nnd Marshal H, C. Farmer
took them to Salem Wednesday.
The cases of Joe Bover and others
against the Malheur Livestock com
pany for trespass were dismissed by
the court Tuesday, and a number of
other cases are now being tried on
the long calender which the court is
Private Reports Indicate Decrease of
25 Million Bushels in JUiiine-
,sota Alone Spud Men lo
Curtail Shipments
The Idaho Producers Union re
ceived telegraphic Information this
week, according to a roport phoned
from their office at Caldwell today
to County Agent L. R, Breithaupt,
which Indicates there will be, 25,
000,000 bushels less in Minnesota
and the Dakotas than indicated by
the Department of Agriculture
August report. The Union officials
think it probable that tho next gov
ernment report will show a mater
ial roductlon.ln the total US. crop.
"If this Is true, the potato market
should strengthen," says Mr. Breit
haupt. It is possible that an understand
ing may be reached by the potato
growers whereby .only the better
grades of potatoes will be offered
for sale, the culls being kept on the
farms and used for feed,,
Tho Canyon county farm bureau
has called a meeting for Saturday
afternoon to discuss this movement
An Invitation has been extended to
Malheur county potato growers to
attend this meeting. ,
Cash and Merchandise Premiums Make
Dairy Section Biggest Winner at Fair
As the result of the activity of tho
committee in charge of the dairy
Bhow In connection with tho Fair,
the exhibitors in that division will
have the opportunity of securing
somo handsome prizes both in cash
and merchandise. The Fair associ
ation is giving $200 in cash prizes.
The Farmers Co-operative Cream
ery of Payette is giving a special
prize fund of $25 -for a cream test
ing contest. In this contest the com
pany will buy the cream at five cents
per pound above tho station price
and 20 to 40 pounds will be neces
sary for each entry which ought to
test between 25 and 36 per cent but
terfat. The first prize will be $10,
thesecond $5, the third $3, and tho
fourth $2, and five additional prizes
of $1 each will be awarded for tho
next five.
Lecture On Cream Too
One of the authorities from O. A.
C. will Judge this contest and mako
the tests, will deliver a lecture on
what constitutes a good churning
cream, a lecture which in itself will
be of great value to those who are
engaged in dairying.
J. B, Brown, manager of the
creamery who is arranging for this
tost declares that thousands of dol
lars are lost to the farmers through
the production of lower quality
cream, and "if the dairy Industry Is
to grow and prosper it is essential
that a higher standard be produced.
For this purpose the contest is be
ing held as part of an educational
campaign in practical dairying.
The dairy contest proper will be
for Jersey and Holsteln cattle of
various classes as follews:
" Jerseys
1. Bulls 2 years and over, 1st
$7.50 and $5 In merchandise at On
tario Furniture Co. Second prize
$5 cask.
2. Bull under 2 ycars and over
one, first ?7.5U,casn ana zo pounu
bucket International Stock Tonic by
Ontario Pharmacy; second prize,
$5 cash.
3. Bull under 1 year. First
prize $7.50 cash and ono gallon
Naphalen Dip, McCreight Hardware
Co. Second prize $5 cash.
4. Cow, 3 years and over. First
prize $10 cash and one Inner Tube
by Ford Garage, and ?2.50 in mer
chandise at Troxell Implement Co.,
nnd also ono Auto Wash Brush by
Luehrs Drug Store. Second prize
$5 cash.
5. Cow under 3 and over 2 years'
Frist prize $7.50 cash and one As-
Expert Summarizes His Views
About Dairying in this Section
Each of tho nationally known
dairy experts who visited Idaho Xhls
month and spent part of one day In
Malheur county, was aslced by tho
Argus, at the close of the trip toex
press briefly his views on this sec
tion as a dairy region. This Is the
reply received from J. H. Frandsen,
dairy editor of Capper's Publication,
and formerly professor of dairying
at the University of Nebraska.
"I have' been In dairy campaigns
In a great many states when it was
necessary to put forth a groat deal
of effort to persuade the Governors
to give sympathetic assistance; but
here the situation is remarkably dif
ferent. The Governor of Idaho is
not only sympathelc, but has struck
out boldly as a leader and Is spend
ing much valuable, time giving the
people the right perspective regard
ing the tremendously Increased pros
perity that will come if you follow
tho suggestions to enter the dairy
"Since I was located in Idaho I
have travelled in practically every
dairy state In this country and olse
whero in the world, and I am Just
Miss Mao Murphy of Beulah, was
a week end visitor here prior to go-j
ing to Brogan where sho will teach
this year,.
On Friday evening, September 15
a meeting will be held of all the
members of the Woman's club, tho
Music club and the Girl's club to
consider tho question of federating
into one organization with depart
mental activities. The gathering
will convene at the assembly room
nt tho Public Library.
J. H. Wolfe of Nyssa was an On
tario business visitor on each of
several days this weok. Mr. Wolfe
recently returned from an extended
trip to the coast country.
tor Dross Hat by Aloxander Co., and
100 pound sack of Kerr "Mllkmak
or" by Cash Grain company.
C. Cow under 2 and over one.
First $7.50 cash and $2.50 in mer
chandise at Relhsen & Byans, nnd
50 pound sack of flour by Cash Gro
cery. Second prize $5 cash.
7. Cow under one, 1st $7.50 and
500 pounds coal by Boise Payette,
and stable fork by McDowell com
pany. Second prize $5 cash.
8. Champion bull. First prize
Blub Ribbon and $5.00 by First Na
tional Bank, and sack Calf Meal by
Pete Johnson of Fruitland.
9. Champion Cow. ' First prize
Bluo Ribbon and $5 In cash from
Ontario National Bank, and 1000
pounds coal by Van Petten Lb. Co.,
and $5 In merchandise from Inde
pendent Market.
10. Bull 2 years and over. First
prize. $7.50 cash, and 25 lbs. Inter
national Stock Tonic by Ontario
Pharmacy, and $5 in merchandise
by Ontario Furniture Co, Second
prize $5 cash.
11. Bull under 2 years and
over one. First prize $7.50 cash,
and gallon Nnpatlen Dip by Mc
Creight Hardware. Second prize $5
in cash.
12. Bull under 1 year. First
prize $7.60 cash, and ono gallon
Canteen by Ford Garage. Second
prize $5 in cash.
13. Cow 3 years or over. First
prize $10 in cash, and 100 pounds
Kerr "Milkmaker" by Cash Grain
Co., $2.50 In merchandise by Trox
ell Implement Co. Second prize $5
in cash.
14. Cow under 3 years and over
2. First prize $7.50 cash aand one
sack mill Feed by Andrews Grain
Co. Second prize $5 In cash.
15. Cow under 2 years and over
one. First prize $7.60 in cash, and
$2.50 In merchandise by Relhsen &.
Ryan. Second prize $5 in cash.
16. Cow under one year. First
prize $7.50 In cash, and 500 pounds
coal by Boise Payette, and 8 pounds
Snowdrift by Cash Grocory Co.
Second plze $5 in cash.
17. Champion Bull. First prizo
Blue Ribbon nnd ono 14xlG photo
graph In natural colors by Sellgman
Studio, and one sack Calf Meal by
Pete Johnson.
18. Champion" cow. First prizo
Blue Ribbon, and $5 cash from First
National Bank, and 1000 pounds
coal by Van Petten Lbr. Co., one
pair Driving Gloves by Tho Hub.
back hero to tell you that no coun
try can ralso as good, or as cheap
dairy feeds as you havo hero. And
I know of no country with as good
climatic conditions, nor markets,
provided thoy aro properly organ
ised. ,
"Whore a country Is as far re
moved from markets, an effort
should bo made to market products
in the most concentrated forms.
There is no better way to market
your alfalfa and other forago crops
than through good dairy cows.
"My advise to tho ranchers of this
section Is to got Into dairying for it
is a good stabilizer. Tho dairy cow
pays you every day. Grow into the
dairy business; don't Jump into it.
If you do not go Into tho business
yourself somo ono olso will and will
tako your heritage from you. Thore
are such food opportunities for suc
cess in dairying business heho that
unless tho people here now take ad
vantage of tho opportnlty at hand
thoy will seo eastern and middle
western dairymen coming horo to
enter tho field and tako their oppor
tunity from them."
Henry Hatch one of tho woll
known ranchers on the Oregon sldo
of the lino west of Parma, was in
Ontario on business Monday,
Mrs. George Oram formerly of
Ontario, but now a resident of
Boise, accompanied by her daugh
ter, Miss Margaret, spent Saturday
and Sunday here the guests of Mr,
and Mrs. L. Ready, having accom
panied Mrs. Ready back from Boise.
Mrs. Oram and her daughtor mado
tho stop here on their way to Los
Angeles wliero Miss Margaret is to
matrlculato In tho University of
Southern California,
Jas. T. Adams came down from
Clover Creek,
There Will bo a gcnoral oxodus of
Ontarlans for Vale tomorrow to at
tend the pioneer picnic which is an
annual event at tho county seat.
Tho Vale folk will furnish dinner at
noon and an Interesting program of
events will occupy the day.
Settlement Abovo Vnlo Plans After,
noon's Entertainment nnd In
vites Folk From Tills Section
tion to Enjoy Fun
At Hope station, west of Vale,
Sunday afternoon an old fashioned
frontier day rodeo will bo hold. Tho
Bottlers near Hopo have formed the
Hope Rodeo association, 'and aro
going to put on an afternoon's en
tertainment which John Toms tele
phoned tho Argus, would be worth
Tho Hope fellows havo a numbor
of buckaroos who aro willing to
stake their reputations on thotr
ability to handle outtlaws and aro
featuring a big bucking contest and
a series of horse races. A comploto
program has been arranged with a
numbor of horse races on the sche
dule, and there will not bo a dull
moment in the afternoon. Mr. Toms
asked tho Argus to invito all tho
folk down this way to bo present at
the Bhow. "Wo will give thom a
good time, you can assure them
that," was his message. Tho show
starts at 1:30 nnd will be suappy.
W. D. Kinder of Prescott, Washing
ton Aftlves for Work Assist
ing Bojs and Gills to Select
Exhibits for Fair Contests
Accompanied by his wifo, W. D.
Klndor, tho now county club IeaTl-
or who succeeds II, R. Wellman, nr-
rlved In tho county last weok, and
this weok Is engaged In holding se
lection demonstrations showing tho
boys and girls how to select tho best
spoclmons for oxhlblt nt tho Mal
heur county Fair.
Mr. Kinder who Is an O. A. C.
graduate, has had four years of
practical exfeorlonce In farming,
having worked on his father's farm
In Washington since he was ablo to
do his bit, and his work will bo soc
ondod by Mrs. Klndor, who likowiso
is nn experienced worker In agri
cultural affairs. Like hor husband
Sho Is an O. A. C grnduato and wns
employed for several years in tho
poultry oxporlmont section of the
Mr. and Mrs. Klndor wcro In On
tario Monday onrouto to Kingman
Kolony and tho Big Bend to hold
demonstrations. Thoy aro also deop
ly interested in tho campaign for
dairying In tho county and Mr. Kln
dor is to arrange for tho contest In
dairy record keeping launched by
tho Argus, and has asked H. C. Sey
mour, leador of tho boys and girls
club work to Judgo tho contest.
Largo Delegation Piesent at Meet
ing Where Dairy Campaign Was
Discussed Co-operation of
Communities Stressed
Ton autos loaded with Ontarlans,
mon and women, Journeyed to Pay
otto last Friday avonlng to attend
tho meeting of tho Payette Commer
cial club whero tho special subject
of discussion was tho continuation
of a campaign to Incrcaso tho dairy
Industry In this region,
Jas, H. Davis, prosldont of tho
Payette club, presided and addresses
wore mado by Joel L. Priest, general
agont of tho Short Lino, who urged
co-operation between the various
communities and pointed out tho
benoflts of such a campaign; Frank
W. Brown, secretary to Governor
Davis of Idaho, undor whoso direc
tion tho dairy campaign .was insti
tuted, gavo an oloquont rcsumo of
tho effort and sot forth many of tho
adcantages which must nccruo. Ho
(Continued on last page)
Competition Open to Members of
Bojs' nnd Girls' Clubs of Coun
ty Argus Gives 910 nnd J.
A. Lnkncss Gives $5-00
Tills Year
The boy or girl who exhibits the
best record of milk tostlng and
dairy record keoplng at, tho Malheur,,
County Fair will win tho special
$10 first prize donated by tho On
tario Argus. Tho second best re
cord shown will win the $5.00 prizo
offered by J. A. Lakness. A third
prizo will probably bo- offered by
some other Ontario business man.
Arrangements for this contest aro
being made by County Club Loader
W. D. Kinder, and ho has already
interested a number of tho boys and
girls of tho county in tho contost.
This contost Is going to bo an an
nual event. Noxt year if present
arrangements aro carried out it will
bo necessary for tho boys and girls
to oxhlblt a calf that was raised by
tho contestants and thoy will tako
part In tho Judging contost too, as
well as presenting a record of milk
tostlng nnd 'dairy herd record keep
ing. It is plannod that next year the
first prizo will bo either a pure brod
calf or a substantial sum toward
tho purchase of a puro brod animal.
Already In tho county thoro are
sovoral groups of boys and girls who
nro doing work in tho dairy animal
project of tho boys' and girls clubs.
No calf clubs were organized but
tho young people are keoplng tho re
cords of three or moro cowa each
and are thus getting started.
Simp Bothers .Shows Thltty Car
loads of Them Five Big
Rides Two of Tliom Abso
lutely Now to Finnish
Fan For Fair
Visitors to tho Mainour county
Fair will havo tho timo of their
lives, that was certain when tho
Fair management complotod ar
rangements with tho roprosontatlvo
of the Snap Brothers Shows to bo
horo' during Fair woek. This com
pany with its 14 shows, flvo big
rides and concessions roq aires an
entire train to move from town to
town. Ita baggage a,nd parapher
nalia crowds 30 cars.
Bosldo tho Forrls wheel, Merry-Go-Round
and Whip, tho company
has two now rides, tho Soaplano and
tho Frolic. -Both of thoso are ab
solutely now to tho west. They
havo boon out only two years and
havo novor been shown In this sec
tion. Carries Two Bands
An Idea of tho slzo of tho attrac
tions may bo. galuod from tho fact
that thoy carry two bands, and that
thoy havo tho ontortalnmont fea
tures of tho Western Washington
Fair at Puyallup and havo shown at
all tho big Fairs in- Canada and
Washington this year. Ontario,
got thorn becauso thoy aro billed
for the Idaho Stato Fair at Bolso tho
weok following and go from thoro
to Salt Lake City.
Thoro Is no 49 show and no ob
Jectionablo features. Tho stunts
aro tho biggest ovor seen in this
soctlon and tho Fair aro congrat
ulating themselves on gottlng thorn
to stop hero.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Brown who
loft horo last fall for California, re
turned to Ontario thin wook and
havo takon tho homo of Mrs. Emma
Cover on tho eaststdo, Mrs. Conver
having moved to' Payette, Mr. and
Mrs. Brown roport a wonderful trip
during which thoy had many unique
oxporloncoH, Once In Utah last
wintor thoy ran into snow drifts and
had to havo their car hauled on a
slod for two days. Thoy visited
LosAngoles and Journeyed leisurely
through Now Moxlco, Arizona, Utah,
Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho on
tholr roturn. Whl'dUhe Orand Can
yon is wondorful, tho Royal Gprge
Is not oqual to tho canyon of the
Salmon,, saya Mr. Brown,