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ONTARIO, MALHEUR COUNT!', OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1918. M STlye ntarw Argius (Established 189f.) OBO. K. AIKLEN, Editor and Publisher. Published Thursdays at Ontario, Oregon, and entered at the Ontario post office for distribution as 2nd class matter. SUBHilKIITIOttS One Year $l. The Pledge. I pledge my allegiance to VjYlAg and to the Republic for which t etands; one nation, indivisible, with liber y and justice for all. THE NON PARTISAN GAME. Being ixn partisan in public life oomei prctt near to Being I Hon entity. In the daysof political strifV ;i man era nevspap t. if either pretends to have character, must have ncrvo ami back lione enough to take a itand and llol in a wisln w.idiv paudei ,11- t- cm i yone t ry rarrv w Rter on l"t h ahould A- i- of I'a'l Hi be no iUell thil n lias mil ill.;, ublic affair Mm - if Mm' iv ko pucrilt position ami i fearful I poaition will Inirl his bii line is v, ith the op posing faction, thai is all rcry well. He cau do to, It is Ins privilege, but If thai is tlie ease that person or thai publication i i finds its level. Its influence is judged ) its lack of personality and it is deemed what it really is. a mere buncotnbing institution try ing to find a position where, after election it can seek favors from either side ahould the political irinds bear men of divergent opin ions into office. That is not a mw role in newspapers. It is the old gag of an attempt on the part of men who have not manhood enough to stand up and say what the) think to bind; tin readers of their papers in holiaveing they are t r i i iu to hpiw a high and noble purpose, Aiiah . their effoi l and see for J otimelf If it is not tine. Think of an man that yon know who is nlways trying to agree with everyone. How much use have you go1 for In - opiuiou on any huIi I low Butch use have von 'v tl pininiiH of a newspaper ,il del Mlfco ED. This is a political J ear ii ' ' r i in t a . -lit v lien t ; i patt'iol I that kind nl i. ree quarters at each citv and count ill the State. This record will have a practical value for future drives. Bach committee in charge of Red Cross, Liberty Loartoraome other kind if I government drive can have access to the same record. This will not only be a great conven knee to each committee, but it would also avoid doing an injustice to contributors who have been over generous. Incidentally it would exj)o.se the professional hyocrites, each of whom pretends to hnve contributed to other drives. The number of these hypo elites is considerable. Aside from the practical value there would be secondarily a historical value of a record of this kind. When our soldier bos come home the record would tell the storv to them as to who were their real friends and who were simply noisv pretenders. Such a record would be a Doomsday Book for many a stingy highbrow who aspires to political or social prominence The names of patriotic campaign work ers also should be recorded. Oregon Voter, MORE DRIVES. 'In nhiing, 1 1 1 1 ait' coini . i ion drh es and more dii I -. There will be one or two big ili i month, ami each drive will require big eon 1 1 i but ions. Our poeketbooks will suffer, but we must make good, To complain reveals ig norance of the I essities. Kven in stricken Belgium the R d Iross is supported todav nioiv lihei alh Ic. the em ployed civilian population than it is, in America. The business and propertied p pie of France, bleeding France, are mihscrib inn ten dollars to the Red Cross where we Americans put up dollars. In Great Britain the private giving has been Slid continues to be on so colossal a scale that our donation- seem insignificant in comparison. Toronto, Canada, is little larger than Portland; yet the private subscriptions col lected there for war relief aggregate $8,000, IHMi, or more than ten times what Portland to llllte lias sllbseiilied ill what Hllfferinu ifh ' . uisl i ou w ill irate lejo the treiiieiie ol drive, UrcgoU oi NO ARGUMENT NEEDED. I ' i' pusl Week I h. ! ha- . !' all Iturli Thin pttc Ik devoted to the expression of the opinions of the youth o of lb Seventh OraHn Onturio an I waft nlltPrt by the peg 1 THE JUNIOR ARGUS VOL. t. ONTAItlO. OREGON. MNVAfii 10, I8t7. NO I An Kditoilal l mippoHe.l to be the editor' llioujclit and what the paper U partial to. -Frank Van Petten HCRII'M OK WAR TALK. Never before In the hlntory of the United State nan It been nereaaary for the American people to think and act an one. We have now joined In I'ROIIIHITION VKS, OR SO. Thai la the question before tM nndn of people today. Thin la to thla country they pledaed their allegiance to our country and our dear flan. But now, after war la de clared BY ORRMANT, they take Ger many a aiae Hayin. ... .n u. . .. .,.. ,., ,, .,, ,,,, ,,, of paper.' Why aldn t they at.y I of Germany If they lor. their de.r JJ r y, MJ Fatherland" ao much? of Germany ought to i.e maoe in pay 0BrB ha?et,.t ti I.. - -.mi ,r rtwmn v ittwwt iif'lgiuiri large rih v """ ; In Hin Rtatefl that havon't lliln the war. not to .how our atrength. f hM ,(d crlpplr, whlon ' '"""7 "" ','.,, but bo.auae we w.ah to preaerve S ,, 3 hy 0nlHnB aml '.ihl.lon law. . pnraon ean behold ,.... -i. i,.,. . . . in d m sery On payday tln BMI n. get drunk and t nnd. hy the iluie I ii' hiivr' mo.it of H If lint lilt of It. I Democracy. Our allien who hnve briivelv been flgbeing for tiiln Just caiiHe are not iMf l hoM out long and we muni prepnre ouraelvea to t: !,! iii tin- 1'iirili'ii mllltarlam. They alno ought to he forced to build with their own handn what they lore down or dentroyed. Kranoe owea (In reality I her country In IIHellllil I'lirN. the ciililliil. Htld (Jcrnmny In hy no meann yet '""-1 pr(,,)B,l1v ,,P w,,. f Krnnco .. ..r...w t...v ...nM l...... 'limn ila. .. , Mil It I I." I 1 1'" I III. . I III. ..- . .i ' ,,.,. Hiniy.-il tlii-y have women to lM In tli. llolil Ii I i iii'ceHnary Unit uml foot! to our lm tlrii r' nl Hie front Inr ii Sn Kigfl lln food ' mi- i ; Hon ledge Help oiw OOVB i . Marfan) BHcl told misery On paydny to tli" naloon. get drunk and t . , mpiinlonn, nnd, hy the time t t linnie. tl money spent The inom Hciit fm booze ia; m -t . i... ...... nr Inun fnllen Into (lermnn '" piini. ... i... i i,..l,l h..r M.'iitrHlltv family. Thin In not tha only hi ." IfllHl of :l 'Ii II tiii; IR. If tha Allies win. Ininiln .i..ki... .,..io,..r Hiiiei until Invadad hip forced on tha family . ., ....,.... i .. ..K.i.i, nil When II. e in hi e. men hri n I ii'rilll'.liv r.in'.ninn nn " ' ' " '".' r'.ii.... ii,.. Inlteil S,le Krniice. drink lie iiL.,1, ,.ui i.ka tha Alaaea Lorainae md elilldron. V b ''' ,mV .luiri.'i .hlnh ai cantnrcd hy 0 l l ' ;1 ''' . Il.ilv Will I II lllll 1 1 II I . Hkali i iki in la' ' ' fmiiieriv hriniiKeit in Italy. Ruaata ir it is noi h if ..in maka m tea. "nueli n iwaal tha Intel Bluti arhal part of p.. nee" thai nhe win not ba laeladad imaka i Ian ualn i aalllng liquor Oarmany, Ain-trln llulKiirlii mul Tur- Hiioiilil the C.ernmn'H have liberty l,i Mill they tuke? coming to them after they hare done ihlv the iiienlloti tluit gathers Hllr, , null lex'' Ho oii w:mt liberty the niiiMt attention In army circles Is or ,() yon prefer the Kaiser's treat- the very i nest Inn we ask ourselves nienf If you ilexlre liberty, get In over mul over It Is very plain to an( "pnnli If you prefer the Anierlciuis to see thai the V. 8. will Kaiser's treatment, get out of the urn n ike uti) thing of the mainland country and go back to your dear ..I tkaaa ewaatrlaa, The D. 8, went . Knlherluml '" Which do you pre- luio UiIh war not for land or wealth. Inn i.e. inue nhe was forced Into It, for the nuke of humanity It was selfish ness, greeilliieNs, foollshneas and the thought of the upper hand that made Germany go to war. She broke the reoael of humanity half Into when 'he iioiiieil Helglum Germany de clares she will. If she gels peace, re store iiciKiuin Yet after aha la i ii llttl" she will declare It nnlliliiK but a scrap of paper fer? Oell Thompoon. tT TUK MUST TIMi:. I in in in uniform, li in Import enough to tha real ninliltude ut ho to complelely nbollnh the sale liquor. -Wesley E. McConib. In the time of the Civil war. food cos, considerably more than It does now. For Inntunre. now sugar costs In per barrrl. rive :is per barrel Inland lea. $101 per 2f. pounds Coffee go was tour limes as guuh as It In now on Muni Helglum. and those oer- Other prlcea were In proportion urn niuiitrles to br rstored, gat In Conditions are out nn -lisil an IMP ninl help the lulled States win the hne bean or codll I' QfMetiM wnr When some Hermans coming that coal 9:1 6 4 4 14 in those days can from their dear "Fatherland" came be purchnseii for $'!1 II now. A pro-Uermun Is the worai pols available for ii patriotic nnllon ciiiisi- he sympathizes with the GgB mans and thru him the Oertnan go? nrnmeut receives valuiihle Informa tion At the word of the Kalsr he dv ntroyn contly ntiioiintn of grain nn4 iiinmunlllon. which In stored up ii . ml to our nllles. . Hu OaiwaiH who are patanaf wiiiil people v. Im .lie lllll llllle lln patriotic ur the majority, Won Induce these I iiple In Jnln w Ith thi'in If IM mil Inn In enterprldng emu'gh It will either export thcae I i : i m.illn III the In lift where Ul"V baking or I r pampi miller inniiil gaard I'rmik Vaj ofruizes that the hiisiuesM liefore tin uneri , r many of the resid ran ticoiili tola is win the war." ami to int ns miiild uoasihh lc reached, in Those Home Made that end even ""! Allicrieuii will work, iiiun who eoHstruetivelv criticises. short time. And a- WHH ant irijiali d hardl.l n I i uiitiuu vtdew wan heard. Without n even thu he is a member of the opsisite po-j single exet'ptiou fr ptrson hiterviewed litieal art.v to the administration, never deelaivd a firm belief in the need for an the Icvn hi his criticism mav lie sen'inu tin public uoi'il far more effeetiveli than the le official. hurinu the iumI Ii w i th- linn' have been il.mrant examples of jusl nueli results, .mil im one more than the national ailninu- tratioii should more grateful to the news papers who have exMtaed the rutteumas w huh has ei-ti d. Take the case of the wool sJiortuKi'i stun ulali d li the tt'lNirts of 'shoilih " makers. "adequate suplv of pure sofl water." It is true that one ur two w ith Ut bual ness eaution reserved the right, before ui itur ii eatogorieal exprt'saion, to examine the details of the plans and specifications to de termine If the engiueer had properly eared for the needs of the eity within the hounds ot reason at this time. It is to he noted that mowl of the men interviewed are hcilVV pfOlSU'tv owners, Noted, too. that the recognise, aside from Will not i i i rather and mother who has a Ihc sanitary and health view point the ae son in the army vr ua he thankful that thetual liusincss aoumllU'HSof the pttsith u taken I graftevs in high places were exixised, It proves thai tlie function of critic is not with out real use to the people, f Huppoae we had m AmrHea the unimag able condition of no sditii nl particM, no ma I'liity, no minority; what would have hap pencil h not inn- would ha e happened, except that there would have hen more graft; more rVniericttnbovH killed thru lack of propel conditions iu which to live.Tltal I II. Rveri student ofgoverumeul ivcogiUKes the historical fact thai an active niinoriti IU indispeiisilili I., the well Is'iny of a tleliuie rac . Without siieh a uiiuoriti ii major! It) will degtuierate into an autoi'raci That is a law of hninan nature 'I'h. alnise of power arows iroin iti too loiiu continued ise. If that use he unchecked. Of course the "Ole-oll s .1. m" which the Malheur Kutcrprtse ex tolls ftir two eol iiiuns in a recent issue overlooks that fiuida oicutaj pysohologieal faet of humane nature, but then what i the use of lettiuu facts in tcrfers with anv effort to ride two political borxes, a 0 g w aj aj DRIVE RECORDS. A recoiti of all coiiti-ihutioiis to patriotic purposes otdd be kept at central heaii- hi the 'itv Administration in its efftirt to secure a water supply, Truly then is little need for a rm unci it oil the Ktlbjoct. Ontario cannot permit conditions l" continue long" er. The water HI stem musl he huilt INVESTIGATE FOR YOURSELF. s a matter ol good hlisiliess and nml eitieiiship. oii will find th plans I'm- the Water system proposed for Ontario intei. mi; and Wofthl Ol study, Tiny are on file for oiii inspection at the Pit Mall. Ask t In I 'it li'ici.rder to show them to yon. I It will he ul.nl t" do it and win n some one asks oii about the jiioposcd plans ,,t will han a clearer idea of what is proposed, As t rhal machine mniiicis, Prusident Wilson ami Oavnl Uovd-t4eorge have the Kaiser and fount llertlin- badll distanced. The manner in which the each erftuated the Kaiser y attempt to justify the iJcrman peace terms left nothing to be desired. With MO niam holes punched thru the Kaiser's deceptions surely the (icrinoii people will he able to "se thru him" pretty soon. I M lilt l.cml your quarters to warm the quar ters of American soldiers 'over there.'' SAUSAGE We have just installed a completely equipped Sausage Kitchen. In it are all the new meat cutting and grind ing machines so that we can make sausages of all kinds. If there is anything special that you want in the way of sausage come here and we will make it for you. Farmers, We Will Prepare Meats for You For a reasonable charge, cheaper than you could do it yourself, Mr. Rancher, we will smoke and cure your hams, bacon or other meats. Bring them to us, we are equipped to prepare them correctly. You Save Money by Buying for Cash Following the advice of the Food Administration, we have inaugur ated our buamess on a CASH BASIS. The Independent Market FRANK (JTZ, Manager. I .i .. ... . ii.' i '