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VOL XXT. ONTARIO, MALHEUR COUNTY, . OREGON. THURSDAY JANUARY 3, 1918 NO. 52 Obr If I COUNCIL HEARS ENGINEER ON nilM'll. TO SMIMIT I'ltOI'OSI TION Ttl VOTRRM IN NCAIt II HHK IIATK OF ELEC TION not DETKRMIM I). WATER COMPANY Will SEll After Rcilevilng sli nut Ion Councll men llelleve That ni I'linil Will l'ii for ll-.lr Within Lite of Howls t'ontplete plan- mid specifications for an BfMiMta wain gyataa for On tario were iiri"in'iMl tO llu- PftJ I'ouncll at a special session last Tii ii : nlng by Engineer Loala ('. Kelaey Ol Portland Mr. Kelsey's pinna as In- explained them in detail IN OBBOoitrod. with M ill. iimt uliliiiiitely the system will li' i-alli il BR to furtihh water for 4000 n npli' mid to wiilcr Iho Iiiii and garden . ithln tho sit) Umll to 198 The tntiii iimt, as es timate l B) Mr Ki laajr, Is given at 199. fiOO. Thin nf nun i- I- for mi cti- Ural) in toKi KnUre It?. Mr. plai .ill for a sya. r -in Miii- lnl,.iii . ho ladoi Him hlch IS W III mUI I age Mr Kalat ' "iiiiiliu: all Un read! It) Umll dared thai Bol mure iii.m M would he nion- llimi luilf a him I. inou I water main mother feature ol ne btobo a hi tl mtojbj which i for n clear Boa ol water thrnoul the lyatoni. ihero wiTt-be no "dead 'nils." Tin- ulnna for I he yi lem Mi Hey BtUUOeee. with Hie maps and din grain- 11 1 'i i he o v hall, and a study ol tin-in convince- Huii Ow tarlo's need would he adeiiuately cared lei under them . Wilier Coiupmii Wnuld Sell. Sim the receipt of Ml K 1 B) plana hy the i It? council llu- ,,i ; of the Ontario Water ciunany havej made formal offer lo sell the preeent ' system lo the city. What hat theru' Ih any BOaat.blltty that the preaent dla- Irlboiing gyetem can lie harinnnied with tin- Kelscy plana and hy doing 'eo prevent an BBOOlOtO Ioh to the - i-iiipany la a question to I milled Nvsicin Will l'a Hi I '' In u rather exhaustive study of the altualiun and the probable uher of users on the gyateni In year or two th- uieinbera el the council ex-urt-HHed the liellef thai nol onl? would Be 'stem pay lis operating and inaiiii. n ime charges iruiii the atari aal voaM provide tin- sinking I nml neciaaary lo mv llu original cost within the life of the hoiul- lie Issued lor lis original aaal This la eape-lall true n the ciiv aa water i.uiipuiiv .i. to i harge Itself at the present rale for hydrant rutal and a a iiistiei of fairness to the water depaliiienl ere, In ll with that earning for fire protection. Ii.. (aai Willi lincl.r Another thing which the svsleiu aa proposed woul.l do which is of great importance In the city viewed from Hie health atamlpoiut H would do away with the need for open Irrigation ditches within tin. elty limits N'ot only would thet work toward (he tieaulllicalion of the elty but would do away with stag nant wler hreedlng places for dlea and ' nios.uitus and promote the health f i ne luuiuiunily materially la order thai the residents ut On tario, may have a cnnipreheiu-iv .- Idea Of What the proposed plan is the Argus is, In aaotber column of this issue, gllng Mr Kelaey'a report complete. PICTHRfS OF HALIFAX MSASfER HERE SUNDAY , v n i Hi fiuin tii-i i - i - i f inn JP i s Manager JeQutah of Oreamlaiid ra- wrg,.rs is the crying need -of the niliad word this luorniiig that In the tl(j , roiU) 1'ailie N.ws rllins for Sunday would, be a compute ahowiag of the aw fat, MM M edneadaf Olaaaiar Ibal reeked Halifax. Nova jnjorlllug tuT snipit where abe haa ftcolta wbea the uiuailloa etUp. Moat Meapted a position la one of the Jan Jblaa' exploded ,-uon .'Hy hanklag houaea. REPORT OF WATER SYSTEM IMITATION LONDON FOG SHROUDS SNAKE VAllEY I In' moKt continuous fog. as well mi tlii- taMM "ScottMi Mint" t tint has v hilled thin section for year has enshrouded the Snake Hlver valley fur BtVOfa days. It haa BOM a gen uine linltiitliin of h London blanket mill Iiiih heen the subject of numer hub iniprecntlona W li lie It has been foggy overhead It hn also heen muddy underfoot to niich bii ratal that Oataro has not tn beat nppcnranre of which he In Cap able ll' tlllH (line Unpleasant hb thin condition la, however. Ontarlans do not kick hard when they read the dally weather reports from Eiisiern mil m iMi.- VNatan points. nub-iero waathor haa m appeal tor lata. FOOD ADMINISTRATOR tiler I ailing Ontarlans to ltol-- to . IIh in lo Inaugurate "I iihIi noil Cam" I'Ihii ltlikni-ll change ro-.ii ion. Willi the 101 Idaho merchants oi Malheur lounty. wh" an- operating under the direction of the Idaho ott t iho National PSod A.liiilnlslratloti w.-re. tlguratively p. akliiK. "up III the air" Tor several IS H." s II in f their ascension was the last minute change or policy rclir Hve to husliu-si, methods on the part ot the Idaho a.llulnlst rator. II K lllckin II The local merchants an al a In- lo determine the change ot u Mr. Itlikti.-ll:, part, who Just a few daya In-fore in llolse was moat emphatic In insisting that Hie depart ill's suggestion ot "Cash ti Carry" he literally interpreted and rigidly enforced. They were, there fore, greatly astonished when the .lail? p. ii-. is of last Saturday carried an intern,.' El MakMtl in tin- effect that ilu depart uiriii had changed Its Interpretation of the "Cash and Carry" to mean, payment for goods every SO daya and one tree delivery each di-y llowei.-r. In view ot the i.i.l thai Ih.-l had previously Illl.lollllCeil to usloliiers Unit they would lol low the administrator's request and inaugurate the first plan, the majorit? ot tin- (Intai.o no i chsll's have also siKiiihed their nit 'iitien of again fol i ..iitlniied Jrom page 2) RED CROSS WORKERS' SEND MORE SWEATERS "3 fU)l W(h Swr,rr,i ,!,. Maf- Uei- and Wiisllels j-at- for atttap ii.. is The biggest shipment ot knitting lo leave the Ontario Chapter MOBBJ fur Hie soldier hi.vs left this week In the consignment were the fulliiw iHK " 34 pairs of aorks, Ii mufflers. IT aweaters. M wristlets and lo Inl meuls While this indicate that there are BOOM industrious worker in the chapter it doea not greatly re duce the supply of yarn that could be seemed hy more knitters. An ad- 1 additional 100 pounds of yaru arrived i his week and the mambfre of the ! lied croea who are working every I day feel thai iwui who have not, aa helped might turu some of the material into garments that would f.jrio .iiu siiUlur ir uuilur Unru WILL ENLARGE COLD STORAGE PLANT HERE Andrew Robinson of Prairie ell? I'liri'lmm-s Ontario fold Storage i iioiinii and Hill I'o- lai-Kr 'u pacify. Ontario la going to have a cold storage warehouse and a wholesale produce company. This nnnomn - nient wai- niinle this week following wag done following a vote of the pu the purchase of the Ontario Cold plla so that they could start lln-lr .Storage company's plant from J. A Williams ny Miurew liooioson in Prairie City. Mr llohlnaon has taken over the plant aire, dy and Mr Wll Ilnms Is to remain with hlni for H.mie linn "of course my plans hnve not heen sufficiently matured to give defl- mi.- aiinoiiiici-i it com e riling theiu," cald Mr. Uohlnson to the Argus to, lay. "hul we plan to enlarge the preaent plant so that we will he aide lo hi. -idle the produce grown In thl.i i"glon. ' I have applied to Hie railroad company titr nddltlonnl spare on .'-.- right-of-way and will erect at h " with 500 tons capacity and plan to hrlng In he made frrm pin-- ii'ililn lake water. The Ice Is lo , nine from aliove N'orth Powder In Maker county. In the in "aniline, of course, we will continue lo hand;.- artificial Ice It needed and develop I ther hranehes or the husliiess. "To start with vvc hope to provide a iiinrket ror the prodilie of thin re gion it. r.ire hnyiiig ...it Mr wiU Ilnms arrangemtnts were mad.- for tl BBJOBQM of Cie lliitalo ProdUl company and I have alp.dv h-cun lo purchii-e p-mltiv I'r.im local ram :. ii With Increased capacity and lh Blaaty ui Ice I.. protect Ho- gnnds I hupe to he In position next toll te i-v. iiiiiaiio that v. hid, it has Ioiik vvMiiled. an ail'iiuate culd slor- .,,... ,hinl " STUDENTS START ON RETURN TO COLLEGES i. en. . .1 KimIus of (liiti.rl.is Culver sit) Students ,ctiii- loiuollovv one I ew ilil In I hell- Vacation. Tliu axodua ot Ontario's yuiflig men and women who are alleudlng I'.e various slate ulslilutlons hegins to, morrow and according to the rah, rah linv i i.-v are not too anxious lo d Into the w.-t ill-t. have not enjoyed a . n here Ihe 1 njverslty of Ureaim and t. A. i . us usum isse i u ggesi ueie- gatloli with Hie 'Viirsllv getting Hie tulluwlng Mls-ses Itena Adaata, Sage. Irene Itader. l.altue Mlackahy nml Itnberl a, l.ees O A. c will he the ilHstiiiation of Misses Nettie I'eiersun. Neva llilliligsley. 'I'h lusla Wells mi. I Arthur Onck I inn The Cnlversil? of W.shing.on t Sl'Mlllll Wll 111. III. I , I, ll.fl I I III ' ' Marcus I'inu.v and I'aul Van Pot tail While then- ii.iv,. h.-en no aoulal I unci ions planned solely for the hen" lit of the sliideiils during the hull daya Hie dances in Ontario and I'm ette have furnished sufttrient diver sion, together with Hie usual Christ- mas gatherings to make the break of college life enjoyable IUNI0R RED CROSS IS BEING ORGANIZED NOW Ontario is to have- a Junior K, ,1 Cm.- I i: M lirelg, Secretary uf tin- In. al chapter I- organising Hie firat Juniors at the schools and Hn-memli.-rs are starting work with a will llu- boya of the manual training department are making the packing l boap for Uie ahlujents which leave Ontario and Hie girls of the don 'arts department are to make night shirts for the soldiers. There are :C. girls In the depart nient and I I will turu out leas than KU garim ! eaeh month liver in the grade .. buUdiug the to db something too ao they have Reee. Uu tteich. C K Cuunlrviuan agreed to provide for the care off olC A Johaeoa. i H Oaan and Mr Kelglum hoy ui gnl jTeunison. OIA UhI iWUULLi Popil of llluli S I I and I le,ih nit- lo Work aa that Vaca tion Ma) Begin May 3, llic npenliiK "f schools fol lowing the Christmas vacation the High lOBOOl and Eighth Grade went six day per week plan. Thin j vacation on May I Instead of Mm 11. linn v,iu ciuiiue innii 01 in.- (iui.is lo p.' to work on the farm In tlmu to M of real use to their parenta. Neiv Pupils In Schools. The opening also showed ml ll creased enrollineni showing thai I nnnih. r of fanilliea have i . onlatl.i slme eajMol started in the full. In nil ll BM students war enrolled, most of them In the grades. iho the High Srliool showed an In- crease Hiid ha- readied the highest enroll nt for Hie year. I all. In Hi- grades there are more Ihnn tfil pupils, making the total enrollineni In the system ."4ft. Mr- W I' Unman, formerly i ineinher ol ' faculty was elected h? the hcIioo! hoard to cotnplrte tin- unixplreil term uf Ml-- Jennie Whllaker who left durlnir Hi- holldavs to accept a position In the schools or Klamath Kails, Oregon. following are the new puplh In Ih- ''" frOB) which th-y .nine i.- a and Ke ii w'.-ik, Botat M-in... 'im md Dftl Seen? . 1-erKUs Kails. Minn ; lana lOI C'lkln--. I Ionic .t.-a,l. (Uei;,,.,: .los. Slier, .loeph. Oregon; .lack Uriint IpokaaO, W i-h ; Klls C.aiclu. limn, v . . V Wells, Idaho I - l.ilinsnn. I'nrl laud Oregon, llrundage Sherman and Kna- rtf'rn-aAi-i.rd. Ontario. Kills llarcla. one ul t In- new pupil ' la a voung man whose home is In sunnv Snaln ror this Is the address he gave of his pn.ui ' 'm noll.m i , Spain," lie Is Hie only illen pupil In ih.- . Iioni LARGEST GARAGE IN COUNTY OPENS DOORS i nl in. mi Celehrales Nevv ear In llsluls, en iuniii-rs Has Mali? Inoovallons Will II. ild 7n ,. The largest mid nin-t coinplotel) urage 111 Mnlh-ui cniiniv opened it-, on Sea duy when Mamiger Krhie Hay.- , tlt, y ,n agency greeleil cuslouiers , n,,- nevv plan- nl husi-i." mi OrO K,,u street al Colora.lo .ivuiie --, ew garage is atlraciim. i K,',.B ,,,H1 ul iillentluii these days, for ,, lUH u number or lunuvaMui ,u, muke il appeal In tin- .iiHn uw n-r tllll ,,, ,,,urse Hie slm- ot tin- mum ,, ,mrklnR Bp.ce Is the thing that 1 ., ...... ..........I.... is an mirm-miii tti.ler Ih. lug root ,o,,- .nun r . csrs .an be parked. llu- side wall apexes take care nt z cans wune in the eeni.i mbM :" 0B1 he, added without calling on the ma. hnie simp to aaaiat. Already a large port inn oi tli, . ,., .,,,,1,-d and Muuager Hayea anticipates further demands fur room of the features of the parking seclli.1. ir a ledge along each wall which ads as a bumper fur the cars, stopping Hie wheels at a safe, dl tbe all prevent the crumpling uf mud guards aa tl wail Baaldea tas the. Koor of the (ConUBiu ; Two.) VALLEY VIEW ADDS NAMES FO RED CROSS HONOR ROLE ery day new names are added lo ietof families within the j,. i.T Ontario Chapter or the Keil iv nieiiih. 1 la BUM a pr ol th. bapur i lag names froia the Valley View r reported I his week. O. Aiiiidou. Heary C Mueller. W. ,S. "!JEIL SUPPLY UMITED AND i rim r, tai LIAbLtilUJtUNIAMINAMUN CALIFORNiANS WASFEFUL SAYS ONTARIO RANCHER W li-n I'ncle Sam gets around to regulating the Uvea or his people to make them economical he will find :i fruitful e,., i.g Angelea and Hnn Kninclsco aavs K fl illlnv who returned from a sojourn In the tour IbI (owns Sunday. 'Von would never helleve that the Call font tfl lii.l.l ii,, restaurant keep-, ers had ever heard of tho war. That' true of the majority of thai tourists who patronize (heir estah lishmcnts. Waste In time, v , ti in fod. waste of everylhlnn. seems to . t,,. Callforniii motto." sai, Mr nl. ffm warn , Sot,rll , .,,. forna , r, Uulley h-D that the f,.,s ,.,,. ,lv ,lll( m, ,)M( ,,,,, ,1(,, moe, ahum .i. It does In tlll.irlo In ONLY fENlFSTATES HAVE FILLED QUOTAS Portland laOBaf) ' I I lit calls I BadO, B0 MOM men will he drafled lion, OrOBJOB or other slates hOtora l-'ehi u.h v I. v ill ,iiestiouiniii's - npl.ied before thai dal", inl.- Will gtva men tai ttajT, 0 eepl such r.-w as ma? he u led prior to i HH vaoaneua advanti ge or the new . la IfteatlOB system. Very r.-w men would have heen I tal.en rroin (iregon in any event prior In'ilo n,l draft, which It Is nnvv mi Bdunced will nol I arller than Keh rniir? I : This laoue of only In atOtOI that have already rin.-d Hu-ir aaiotM In Hie rir-u draft, luirrlng a few va- i ,il hv iijiciloni; at the training ,. ninps. I'mnr Ii ill qaOtOI are to be Ill led in i Iioni Class I, comprising men wii hum dependents They will he drafted from deferred classific ation only when Class I Is exhaust ed, thai maUing ll necessary In go lo Ho- in i . la:, fur enough men to fill up i ii. goota n exception to this will hu made In the . ierts and men highly skilled in ,.i i unit .in- or Industrie ll Is announced thai the (!ov ernin.nl ( l eufa mill , ,. . . .ui a mrgc .ii.iiiu. i 01 iiu-ii. Tl... w III I,.. taken i needed for (his special wink i la-siin aiion i he in n have ti. ii . anted A limited lillllihel of men in. I now in itl i retired affll -rs lii.goM National tiuard, who are physically HI and l.eiween 'he uuu nt ''I ii. .l Af urn ..llifil.lf. 1',..- ...I- ' . .. ..i...... , il.- ,., ,.r....ru . Jmuuuty ,. M ljs . ! IIUl II HI' II' "I'll I nl the next officers Iruili- been received h? John M Williams, ailing idiutant general, Iruiii the i Ho- llureaii of Militia Affairs ion, Willi the reiiiest that II he given publl, il? 'pplli itioiis lor the camps hy such inn i be appruved hv the llu reau. Those qualifying at the camps whn h will he held in Soul lor n Cali fornia and Hie Southern Statea, will ciniiuikslune. NEW SFORE FOR PARMA SFARFED BV NYSSA MM ii Urns of Nysaa, meuiliers family which gives On ii. ire have i at Parma this week are aaiouiug a atore under the name i..ima Traattaj OOOMUUf. Tfco j av Idaho' iakUtutaan will be In I ' ne past !'' '"' " Vale i .pany. Hue to the Illness of Kan 1. 1 (Irady aad Marliu tlramae the forea at Uncle 8am ' place of baalaeea had a buey eaaaloB with ihe mail yesterday. AmiTi1111nT.ru KXtilNII It Ul I si DISCI tl i n I'll sr di t)N T.Miurs WATER PROBLEM IN iti: PORT To toixciii. FILFERED WAFER IS SAFESF til? Now Haa ! lire llidrante . New Sisten- I iiIIb for InstnlhitloB or III llydi-iiiits Would Supply .Million (.alliins Dully. In order that the. p oph- nf On tario tnav have BBiofB ilnni In detail Hi" i-'puri oi Kngl: r I... sey on the City's water problem hit report to the City Council la given herewith eomplelelv . The snhle, t ovi-r.-d In the n port and Its Impi.rtmi. to Hie hciilth mid pro porlly of the , Hy alone iiimnund It to the earaful study ur every res. denl. Tl. , i what Mr, I .ild To the Honorable Ifaj or and coniu ii. Oatartoi Irogoa. Oentlemen i ordanca with your mitimrUa Hmi I ' ligations for dOtOI nihliig il I- apply ui .nil- water In iiumitjl? (off ihe pre-ient .nul future i da "i i Ontario, ..ml re- l.poil th, i . of slip- lll Of deliv i wiili r to tin City, u folio ' of pure qualify i Hie wcl- taie ami gruv.th ol an aooaptad facl ladependeoi ui th.. Importanl eonalderatlaa of prouoi thO I'll I'll, health, ever? cum iniinllv slinulil Ii.iv ill M, i.ii f waler mpplv under pressure for hul h BfOBOBjl Bad flltUfe 11 .'.I , ul hie prill. . IIOII.Hllsl.- Ilig sewers and paved It reel!, I.. and sireet sprinkling, ami i.u .ill KOd municipal pui The unsallsraclory charact.r . r tl u supply is common kllOVV J.'dgC to Hit- vv .11 .1' coll-Ill: and lo oihei" who have become t.nuil mi w iin tin- palatial oadltlt The new .-v .-i. in has heen plana. , In adom ti siiflii i.-nl supplv su Hmt Ihe use nt meters will nut lie needed The pull, v of Ihe city i- in ncuurage the growth nt liivvns and gardens, which r.-ijuires a large uninuiil ul water, much gi , Mcr.thsn thai estimated III Other ha. ,ll . Hell-Ill Kroni in inve 1 1-,1 1 !. iii . I hud i iii 1 v two availahle water supplv s lOi ll ... I II v of I III! il I In I i ccpt ..I an H slvej expelirtltlll. I thill. Ulli be stdere.l, tamel) ,d th. Snalrif Well supply. Proa my uivcstigutlons 1 rind that Ihe supplv from wells Is limited, very hard, and In iniu.1, ll not all ., llic water Is coutaiiiiualed This facts pram, ally elluiinale wills aa a supply fur voiii i it v Irrigation Supplv. Ii is ndvantageoM la nave nif- flcleul supplv lor lirlgallng BOJgV and trees from I In , r, i du away with the unsightly dltel - p, (i uhliiiurd on I'ag. I uui I NAILING LIES ABOUT THE RED CROSS WORK To expuse the careless Ignorant, aa well as the deliberately seditious and pro Herman Individual who seek to Injure the It.-d Cross and ot war actlv H .ling the mo.' ab surd falsehoods, the Seattle Star baa offered a eusli prize of iiiOO to any one whu ran prot 'rue a single case of graft or offense of any kind com milted by thi Wt offer is a broad oae and If any Ontarlan haa any evadence to oiler an excell.i, i opportunity la given to make money by producing ll Need leaa to aay there will never be any one in take dowu Ibal uBei .