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THE ONTARIO ARC1US, ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1919
gill? QDtttario Kx$m
GEO. K. AIKEN, Editor mid Publishcr-
l'ublished Thursdays al Ontario, Oregon,
and entered at the Ontario post office for
distribution as 2nd class matter.
SUBSCRIPTIONS One Year $1.00
"THE BEST YET"
The board of directors of Vlie Malheur
County Pair certainly hit upon an appro
priate slogan for the Tenth Annual Exhi
bition which is to be staged here September
!) to 12. And what is more to the point there
is every indication that they have so labored
that this ambitious declaration is to be more
than fulfilled.
There is one feature alone that will be
worth the attendance of every citizen of the
county; that is the airplane exhibition of
Lieut. Jknco who will lly every day during
the Kuir. Rut that, will be but one of many
features that will entertain the Pair crowds.
Never before has there been manifested
a greater spirit of co-operation by the peo
ple of Vale, Nyssa, Big Mend, Head Ox Mil,
Krogan,.Jainie8on,.Juntiiraanda11 the ranch
country round about.
The crops this year, of all kinds, an
more abundant, and more stock men have
manifested their determination to show
their cattle, so that no matter what kind of
prodiiee is of greatest interest to the atten
dants at the Fair they will find displays and
ehibi(fl well worth their attention.
TIMES HAVE CHANGED
It is not so many years ago that when
oii heard a binich of men singing a rollick
ing song, without a shadow of a doubt
in your mind you thet: "Thai bunch must
bedrunk."
Hilarious songs, and a stupid condition
of the brain were twins, at least to minds ol
many, and their .sentiments were expressed
in Mich songs as: "Drink a High Mall at
Nightfall," or "The Stein Song." The ex
pressions of good fellowship found their
source in vapor fumes, while the music itself
was not bereft of charm.
Things are different now. This was
proven at Portland last week to the members
of the N. 10. A and the Oregon Editorial as
sociation. Aided by the leadership of Wal
ter .Jenkins the community sings brotout all
the high spirits thai the scribes used to ex
hibit under the stinmlat ing presence of John
Marleycorn. Anil even .John would hardl
rccognio the melodies of his old cronies, for
whisky tenors were not in evidence and full
throated notes replaced the halting hies of
olden days. And judging by the way they
sang no party of the torrential days of long
ago was more enjoyed by the scribes- after
all the rhythem is the thing.
IRRIGATION WATER NEEDED
After a season's experience it is the
opinion of many residents of the city that
the system of watering lawns now in vogue
in Ontario is inadequate, and prohibitive
for the larger lawns and trees. As the re
Milt of this belief steps have been taken to
investigate the possibilities of a dual sys
tem. It is entirely proper that this investi
gation and agitation should start now. It
lakes a great deal of time to solve such
.i problem, and there are many angles of the
situation that must be carefully studied
before action can be taken.
Several plans have been discussed.
. Among thy proposals made the following
have elements of merit which commend
them: the installation of an auxilliary
pumping system owned by an irrigation
district to be formed within the city limits,
or corresponding to the city area; the pur
chase by the city of water service for irri
gation from either the Warmsprings or the
Owyhee ditches; or from the Advancement
Irrigation company.
The objection most seriously raised to
the purchase of water from any of the irri
gation ditch companies or districts is that
the difference in service required is so great
that such a plan will not bo satisfactory.
It is pointed out that to irrigate an alfalfa
Held a large head of water is needed for a
comparatively short time, while for the ir
rigation of the city lawns a relatively smaller
head for continuous service over the city is
needed.
Also thoro is bound, at times, to be a
eonlliet or interest between the city resi
dents and the ranchers, especially if the
water supply becomes low, whioh endang
ers the good relations which ovoryoue de
sires to exist between the ranehor and the
city folks. Of course the residents of. the
city will always forego the uso of water, if,
by using it, they endanger the farmers'
crops. That is natural and it is good bus
iness. Rut by so doing they also endanger
their lawns and the work of months or years
in bringing lawns and trees to maturity.
To avoid all this it is argued that a separate,
low pressure system, independent of any
other system is the only adequate method
to adopt.
To do this, there must be a definite plan
arrived at in a short time, because of the
fact that such a system would require piping
under the pavement to be laid in order that
the entire city may be served.
The committee which was appointed In
President Wood of the Commercial club to
investigate the various plans must await
the arrival of the City Engineer recently
elected by the Council for there are many
engineering problems connected with an
plan which might be adopted. In the mean
time the citizens of the community should
consider the matter carefully for it will be
their duty to filially pass upon the various
proposals.
THE LIVING TWINS .
Along with the generally prevailing
talk about the Jligh Cost of Living there is
also no little discussion of the Cost of Living
High. Those economic twins appear to be
as inseparable as the Siamessc twins that
Ijaruum displayed for the entertainment of
the public years ago.
There is no denying the fact that the
American people have made a remarkable
rise in living standards during the past ten
vears. I fere in Ontario for example where
99.9 per cent of the people fall within the
realm ofwhat is popularly described as "the
middle class," the standard of living of the,
vast majority is equal to that of the million
aires of a half century ago.
The majority now living on this scale
are doing so, not on accumulated savings of
years, but from their monthly incomes. It
therefore follows that these incomes must
5 greater all round than ever before. There
is no longer a spirit of denying present pleas
ures for future comfort and financial secur
ity. Everyone wants to make money fast
right now and spend it accordingly.
When an Ontariau talks about the High
Cost of Living lie must include the cost of
running ail automobile for pleasure. This
must be so, for it lakes the work of more
people, the space of more and larger build
ings, to care for the automobiles of Ontario
and vicinity, than it does to feed and clothe
not only the owners of these cars but the
hundreds who do not joy ride thru life.
Of course the answer is obvious that an
automobile is a necessity now. Well may be
it is. Hut if it is then the residents of Onta
rio; and they are not exceptional in Amer
ica, must accept that fact and admit that
since we have reached that level of living we
must pay the bill.
It is due to this rise in the standard of
living, together with the socialistic agitation
resounding the jargon about "producers"
and "capitalists" and all that mongrel rub
bish of the blatant soap boxers of the coun
try that is the cause of the present indus
trial unrest, and to whiclrthe American
people must give their serious considera
tion during the next few years.
The only way to sever the Living Twins,
Hi Cost, and Cosr of High Living, has been
tersely put by many leaders of public thot
both here and abroad, for the problem is the
same in England and Franco as it is here
Lloyd George stated the case direct 1, when
he said: "We will either have to produce
more or lower our standard of living."
That is what the American people will have
to do, too.
It is all right to maintain the standard
of living. No one really wants to see the
standard lower, but it can only be main
tained by more production. We can not eat
our meat and keep it too. And we can not
produce more bv loathing and joy riding.
This is especially true now when the pro
duct of American farms and American fac
tories are required to supply the needs of
devasted Europe. In other words the law of
sunnlv and demand is taking its toll and so
long as this condition continues the Living
Twins are bound to be with us and survive
the attempted operations of political
surgeons.
umtkd
PHKHIIY'TKUIAN CllUltCII
10:00 lllblo School.
11:00 Public Worship.
W. K. COCIIHAN,
Minister.
CATIIOMO CUUHCII OK TIIK
IILKSSK.D BACHAMKNT.
8:30 a. m., Low Mass.
10:30 r. in., High Mass. ,
0:30 n. m., Catechism for tlio boys
nnd girls.
HAPTI8T CUUHCII
lllblo school 10:00.
Morning Worship 11:00.
Oospol Sarvlco 8:1C.
Continuing tho study .of tho Hook
of Ilovolatlon.
Prnyor Service Wednesday 8:30
MKTIIODIST CUUHCII
10 n. m. Sunday School.
11 n. m. Preaching.
7:15 p, in. Epworth League.
8 p. in. Preaching
hlkhskd hachamknt chuhch
Hot'. .1. 11. Mntmiey, Pastor.
During July and August:
Sunday Masses nt 0:30 nnd 0 n. m
No Sundny School.
Special Doctrinal nornions ovoty
Sunday morning.
Visitors respectfully Invited.
ATK.NTION
CITY WATKIt UHK.HS
You nro requested to stop alt lawn
sprinkling and irrigating upon tho
I'lro Hell being struck l'lvo strokes,
and to romiino only upon tho boll
boltig struck Two times.
All sprinkling nnd irrigating must
stop whon n goncrnl flro alarm Is
turned In.
lly ordor of the Common Council
of tho City of Ontario, Oregon.
V. W. CIlAMJIHItS,
37-38 Water Superintendent
An Old Kitull Milder.
All Irrltablo nnd fault finding dis
position In often emitted by Indigos-
Hon, A mnii with good digestion
mid liowols that net regularly is us
ually good naturcd . When troubled
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AX ANOKL IMPHISONKH THKHKIN. HIS AUTISTIC VIS
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suhkacks and iiicholo til 13 houndkd outlink ok a
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PATlKNT TOIL ON HIS l'AKT HOWHVKH, TO CHIP Till!
IMPKUKKCTIONS AND HUVKAL TO TIIK OHD1NAUV KVK
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COULD HKLKAHH.
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VISION.
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Sales Manager
Ontario, Oregon
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form its functions nnturally. Thoy ul
bo causa a gentle movement of tho
bowels.
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THE STICKING POINT
As the result of the President's con
ference with the Senate foreign relations
committee it is apparent that the sticking
point is the interpretation of the famous Ar
ticle X. The President's view is that this is
not a legal imposition of duty upon the
United States but "in certain circumstances
and absolutely compelling moral obliga
tion." It is apparent tlicrelore that tliere
is a discrimination, without a difference.
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