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THE ONTARIO AUG PS, ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 1922
QJly? GDntano Anjua
County Official Paper
An Independent Newspaper
rubllsbod Thursdays at Ontario,
Oregon and entered at the Ontario
post office for distribution as 2nd
O. K. Atkon', Managing Editor
..One Veur, J2.00
A HEFITITION OF II1STOHV
After every war men's minds seom
to undergo a period of unrest and
distrust of their follow man. Dur
ing such periods they give express
slon to their prejudices, and let their
emotions sway their reason. Even
when wars do not occur periodic
waves of this typo surge across the
currents of civic llfo. Thoso who
would find peace from this manifes
tation of man's activity may do so
by studying tholr recurrences and
their aftermath, when, after the
tldo of feeling subsided men lived on
In the oven tonor of their way.
Oregon at the present time Is ex
periencing one of theso waves of un
rest, which is expressed, in part at
least, by the initiation of such bllli
ns that known ns the compulsory
education bill. Whilo this measure
In Itself Is not as bad as some of the
opponents aver, It is not needed, and
will sorvo no good purpose. Tho
vory fact that by a groat per ccnt
ago, most of tho children of Oregon
now go to tho public schools is
proof that If all wore compelled so
to do, no great harm would rosult.
I)ut that Is not tho principal ques
tlon. It Is what such a bill Implies
and tho steps to which it might lead.
In tho first placo tho bill Is fun
damentally wrong, In that It is not
in harmony with Amorlcan institu
tions. Amorlca was founded on the
prlnclplo of religious freodom, and
If ns a corrollary wo aro to nssumo
thnt tho stato has the right to dlc
.. tato tho placo of Instruction it is
but a short stop for the stato to say
what may bo taught as a religion.
Thoro Is a dangerous oloment In
this bill, In this, that If In the
course of time, for example, n ma
jority of tho people of this state,
hocamo mombors of ono faith, then
with tho powor of tho majority they
might destroy tho public school en
tlroly and say to all of us that our
children must attend tho parochial
school of tholr choice Tho bill
thoroforo glvos onunclatlon to a
prlnclplo that might cut both ways.
Whilo thoro Is llttlo danger jpt
such n contingency arising, men in
political nffalrs should bo careful
not to glvo expression to fundamen
tal principles tho application of
which In a logical manner thoy nro
unwilling to glvo assent when Inter
preted by othors.
Tho worst feat nxo of tho measure
Is tho bringing into politics that
which should forovor bo kopt out.
religion. Hero in Amorica whoro
ovory man has tho right to worship
his God aftor tho dictates of his
own conscience thoro is no plnco for
Intolerance and bigotry. Oregon's
school system Is well protoctod by
tho laws of tho stato. Only the
English lauguago may bo used In In
struction, and tho stato has tho
powor to suporvisi) tho courso of
study In tho secular branchoa uven
In tho prlvato schools. If anything
moro Is needed, certnliil It is no
thing moro than that tho toaehers In
the private schools ho compelled to
roach tho givon standard, pass the
required examinations, and that tho
private schools bo open for lnspoc
tlon of tho duly elected superinten
dents of instruction who shall re
quire tho prescribed text of tho pub
lic schools bo usod.
Tho writer has lived In commun
ities where both tho public and tho
parochial schools existed side by
side, and knows from that exper
ience that so far as tho attendanco
is concerned the churches coucp'.wd
woro not able to keep all of their
boys and girls in them, and that ul
timately in several cases r.t least,
tho parochial schools erased to oxlst
from lack of support, oven though
the churches continued to flourish.
Theao instances alluded to were in
Minnesota, where the per centage of
foreign born children was greater
by far than hero in Oregon, there
fore tho danger of the public school
being superceded by tho prlvato
school was much greater. Yet tho
public schools have grown in far
greater proportions than have the
private schools in that state, and
since tho public school is so in har
mony with tho genius of the Amer
ican people, while tho prlvato school
is the result of restricted effort on
tho part of a few, it would appear
that a dispassionate survey of the
field would plainly point to the fact
that loft alone to work out their des
tiny side by side tho odds nro that
tho public school will ultimately so
command tho flold that the prlvato
school will have Indeed a struggle
Thoro is yet another feature of
this agitation that would appear to
make It most unnecessary. It is
utttorly impossible to make men be
llovo thnt which they do not want to
bolievo, and even tho churches which
have prlvato schools have great dif
ficulty In keoplng their adherents in
lino. Tho ovolutlon of religion, like
tho ovolutlon of other forms of so
cial llfo on this continent points
strongly to this conclusion, that
mon's minds aro becoming less sus
ceptible to authority. That being
true, wero nil the schools to bo put
Into the hands of ono church the
time would not bo far distant when
from within tho forces of freedom of
thought would break down tho bar
riors and open the doors to reason.
There Is thoroforo no need for
such a bill. It Is stirring up class
hatred when peaco and good will Is
neoded In tho stnte, it Is turning
back tho pages of history two and a
half couturles and Is making Oregon
again ridiculous before the peoplo
of tho nation. It is history repeat
ing Itself, and as in tho past such
waves havo subsided, so will this,
and tho soonor wo forget thnt such
a bill was ever beforo tho people for
consideration tho better It will bo
for tho peaco and welfare
A BIT OF COLOR
By FANNY RICHARDSON
A flno baby girl was born to Mr.
nnd Mrs. Mlllor Saturday.
Miss Ruth Uarott loft Friday for
Monmoth, Oregon, whoro she will
attend Nornmnl this winter.
Chas. Bullatd lost n nlco work
horso last week by having its foot
cut off in a corn cutter.
Miss Hath Ilowey, ono of Ar
cadia's toachors spent tho weok end
In Uolso visiting hero slstor.
Lloyd Oris and wlfo wero visit
ing tho lattor's paronts, Mr. and
Mrs, Chas. Dullard Sunday.
-i-"8 I M- sin I n mi (hTi NmXiSl33swQTs
In those days of high prices and advanced liv
ing costs yon have a double incoiitivo to save.
The. savings bank account of today represents
tho foundation of many a fortune of tomorrow.
Building up a reserves not difficult aftor you
have begun it, but tho important thing is the
AVo invito you to mako that start with us.
, 1922, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate
"Mmhmi, I Mould not advise bujlng
this hut It does not harmonize some
how" "I'll have none of your buck talk,
young woman," said JIImj Elite, twist
ing her slim neck to get a butter view
of herself In the mirror.
The salesgirl opened her mouth
ngnlii and would have said more, but
Miss Elite's defiant expression meant
a scene and Ethel detested .scenes.
After nil what wns the use? It was
the same old story over und over
a middle-aged woman pirouetting un
der" a slxteon-yenr-old's sunboiinet, or
n sixteen-year-old under purple pan
sles. Last week It had been Miss Prouty
and she had called the floorwnlkei
because Ethel said u large picture hut
accentuated her chins. And the week
before It was Mrs. Graham, who had
stamped out of the store, vowing she
would never come back, because Ethel
had said a pink hat did not become
her navy blue dress. Well, It did seem
as If something uncomfortable would
happen if the floorwalker' received any
moro unfavorable leports.
So Ethel stood silently watching the
movements of her customer, us she
twisted and tinned nnd patted nnd
fretted, until she had achieved vvhnt
she considered a stjllsh angle, and
Jumping up, exclaiming, "It's nil rignt
Just what I want. How much?"
"She wouldn't be half bad looking
If she'd only show her eyebrows anil
hair," thought Ethel, as she mnde her
way to the cashier with a crisp $20
bill. "If lit that eye ugh nnd the
dress and the shoes! Oh, why do they
make such fools of themselves!"
Ethel pondered the problem over
nnd over In her curly head during
the rest of the d.iy, but she found
nq solution. Vain, of course. the
were theso women nil women. Thev
wanted to look young, or they wanted
to look old.
In desperation, n few da.vs later. Mie
buttonholed the propiletor und led
him to a quiet coiner.
"What's the mutter with me?" she
pleaded. "I don't want to .sell these
hats to the wrong women, and yet I
do it every day. It's always the wrong
hat. You'd say so join self, If yon
sow them wearing 'em. Thev'ie
sights! And yet they will not listen
Ethel fairly shrieked the words In
to the proprietor's en.
Hut he gave her little satisfaction.
He simply putted her hand and said,
"Don't you bother your curly heud
nbmit thorn. You can't sell 'em some
thing they don't wnnt If jou don't
make 'em want It."
"Yes, I've got to make 'em vvuni
It," she said, "and I know there is
And it cume sooner than Ethel had
dared to hope. It came next day.
Miss Elite had come hack to buy an
other hat. No, she hud never really
caieil for the led one . . . besides
Mr. Iihukstone hud said It made her
pink ami white blondness pustj loe.i:
Ing. No, there wns absolutely noth
ing In the show window .shu wanted
. . . they woien't the light style.
Had she an.vthlng which would bring
out the color of her skin . . . some
thing with a bit of color with an
Ethel's heart skipped u beat. Her
eyes took hi Miss Elite's brown cos
tiime, her neut oxford shoes she felt
old very old for her jenrs and wise.
Did Miss Elite wnnt n hat which
would In Ing out the delicate tints of
her skin something with mi angle?
Certainly but there was only one In
the store for her.
Sljly the glil went over to the show
window und took out a lurge, dark
brow n hat softly shaded with dull
' flowers. She hastily retreated to the
son lug-room for scissors and a hit of
bright bluo ribbon. Willi- trembling
fingers, she gave one corner of the
hut tin nlmobt vicious tweak, and In
scried the ribbon behind the Unworn
so that only nn occasional piece
showed. The effect wns dashing, chic,
ulmost ehnrmlngly nttractlve.
She hurried back to her customer,
who was by this time rather Impa
tient. Hut when she saw the hat, her
Inrge cjes glowed, und she Mrelihed
out her hnnds eagerly. The siiles'hl
shook her head roguishly.
"Ono moment. Let's go over there
vvheie theie Is a better light."
She led tlu vwiy to a long, full
length mirror In the trout of the sinre
where the daylight streamed through
the large windows. "It's wonderful,'
exclaimed Miss Elite, ciltlcnlly ap
praising her neat brown llgure. Ilei
eyes, beneath carefully dimmed
brows, resembled liquid pools , . .
"fishy eje-s?" . . . who could have
imagined such a comimrUon? Ilei
golden hair glistened through the sofi
mesh of the crown.
"Why, it looks us though It wen
made for me," she breuthed.
"It wns," said Ethel softly as slit
took her $i0 bill to cushler's desk
She felt very old for her years and
Win. McEwan, Fred KHngback,
Jack Glascock, Qua Schwelzer, Wal
ter Plnkston, W. W. Smith nnd Mr,
McGinnis were among thoso sub-
poened to the Ballontyne vs. It. It
Co. trinl at Boise last week. They
returned home Saturday evening af
ter nearly a week's absence.
John Wall of Crestdn, a witness
at the trial stopped off at Nyssa for
a visit with the Lowe family over
Geo. Glascock and family, accom
panied by Evelyn and Gerald De
Bord, went to the carnival Friday
evening, spending what was left of
tho night at tho Newblll home.
Fred KHngback and Warren
Fenn sold their corn to H. Walters
John Rust is buying nay and bar
ley in the neighborhood to feed
Fred Pullen who started to at
tend High school at Parma, decided
ho like Owyhee better and returned
home and will attend school here.
Klinefelter and Brumbach fin
ished their fall run of threshing at
the Goo. Glascock place last Thurs
day and returned to their respective
homes at Wilder and tho Bend.
Andy Hansen, who recently re
turned from Melba, Idaho, where he
spent the summer with Albert Rust,
visited a few days with Fred Inver
oly and at tho Peutz home, going to
Emmett Saturday to visit his sister
Mrs. Newt Thomason and . family,
Ho is planning to winter In Ari
Tho federal game warden called
at the home of Wm. Peutz last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Point and
family recently moved onto the
Ward placo. They contributed three
children to the local school.
Mr, and Mrs. Oco Schwelzer and
family attended the Snapp Bros,
carnival In Ontario Friday evening.
We aro proud to state that one of
our local girls, Elba Pullen, won
second prlzo in sewing at the Mal
heur county Fair.
Rev. Chas. Blom of Ontario, kept
his monthly appointment Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Lowe and Mr.
and Mrs. Leroy Dewltt went to the
F. L. and L. C. DeBord were busi
ness visitors at tho Gate City Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Nlckles, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Lawrence and family
and and E. J. Beaumont and family
attended tho Malheur County Field
at Ontario last week.
Rev. Snow of Payette, has been
holding services at ironside this
week, at the school house.
B. Plummor sold his homestead
near Ironside this week to James
Fallen of Nampa.
Mrs. Prico and family and Mrs.
Swackor and family of BurnB, are
Tlsltlng here with their sister and
family, Mr. nnd Mrs. Herman Rose.
Mr. Louis Rise and family left
for Caldwell where they will visit
with relatives for a few days. From
there they go to Baker City for a
visit with Mr. Rice' parents, aftor
which they will leave for Sacramen
While riding for catlle on Iron
side mountain, W. R. and Earl Lof
ton met with a black bear, which
they pursued and finally managed
Dave Logan and Mr. Madden of
Brogan, wero in this vicinity Friday
looking for beef cattle.
Ell Rose and Mr. and Mrs. Davo
Lawrence made a business trip to
Vale this week.
William Tureman of Malheur
rlvor was an Ironside visitor Friday.
FOR SALE OR TRADE will ex
change G. M. C. 3-4 ton truck, In
good condition for grain, or will
sell for cash. Write B. W. Tillotaon,
FOR SALE 9 good milch cows,
same fresh, balance fresh soon. In
quire 1-4 mile east of Cairo.
C. H. HUFFMAN
WE stale it as our honeat be
lief that for the price asked,
Chesterfield gives the greatest
value inTurkish Blend cigarettes
ever offered to smokers.
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.
Aanthi, Caralla, Smyrna
and Samsoun the famoos
Turkish tobaccos used in
, Chesterfield's Turkish
.-.'" Blend are bought on
.'- - Turkish plantations by
? T;tl our resident buyers. Wc
- - ' eTC take no chances we know
" " " ' the high quality of our
Directory of Ontario's Business Firms
DR. J. A. MC FALL
Eyesight Specialist '
Eye Glasses and Spectacle
ONTARIO NATIONAL BANK
The Oldest Bank In Malheur
County "Service that Serves"
Capital and Surplus $100,000.
HOME MADE CANDIES
PURE AND DELICIOUS
Take a box home for Sunday
BON DON CANDY SHOP
. . . . 8. L. Tompkins, Prop..-. , . ,
"Not the Cheapest. But the Best"
nEQISBN A RYAN
The Home of Good Eata and
Phones S and 181
Always a Good Crop of Weeds.
Gardeners should not be dlscour
aged over u rank growth of weeds
II hlmvvt ou have good hull ul
dotting Is a constant buttle wltl.
weeds. It Is well to undertake Jus;
about what jou have time to uttem
to. If the mII Is of iinj m-count w
'II jou cuu depend on u gnml cioi
of weeds. The secret of fljitlng thci.
In Iuivm b(. ,o.. hui d.) when the
iikl poke ilimuvh i he (.round.
The "Homey" Hotel of Malheur
County. Good Meals 40c
TROXELL IMPLEMENT CO.
Farm Operating Equipment
McCormlck, Deerlng and P. & O.
THE INDEPENDENT MARKET
Phones S and 135
If Its Good To Eat We Have It
It It's Farm Produce We Buy It
Ernest Barcuo, Prop.
All Kinds of Breads. Cakes
BLACKABY JEWELRY STORB
"QltU that Last"
Phone Si W!
service day and nleht. Tuber
cular tested cows. Clean and sanl-
O. U. CastlemaB, Prop.
Prescription Specialist Yleter
Phonographs Rexall Remedies
H. R. TJDICK
Plumbing and Heating
Domestic Water Systems
MORRIS MILLINERY ft
Palymre Waists Women's Dresses
And Sport Clothes
TAQQART HARDWARE CO,
Malheur County's Largest
f. O. McCIlKIQUT HARDWARE
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