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THE ONTARIO ARGUS. ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1919.
i a. k 1 r, H i I t I s !i i ; J ? , V ,4 TheOntario Argus a. K. AIKEN, Editor and Publisher Published Thursdays nt Ontario, Oregon, nnd ontorcd at tlio Ontnrlo post offlco for distribution ns 2nd class inattor. SUBSCRIPTIONS, .... Ono Year 1.50 A CHARACTER TIISTKR. Hmorgonclos Ilka 'Hint which tho public In dicing this wcok In tho conl Hhnrtngo nnd nrbltrnry enforcement of rowtrlclloiiH on tho uro of tho pro clous fuel, Koro nn n mentis to bring out tho chnrnctor of citizen". Soino folltn nro not helped In tho opinion of their follow men by tholr notions thofto days. It mny be trite to sny so but tho llvo of tho poorofft people, tho hum ble! tunn, woinnn or child In the city lit of vastly moro Importnnco thnn tho flnnnclnl micco of the city's big gout ItiHtltutlon. Thoroforo, It fol lows that tho work of tho fuel ad ministrator nnd tho conunlttco under which ho Is working Is first of nil to wo that no ono freezes so long ns thcra Is a surplus In nny bin In town, no matter whoso bin It Is, Tho first nnd most ossontlnl duty of tho citizens In goncrnl nnd as Indi viduals, Is to b liouost. Tell tho truth nbout your conl xupply, nnd thou glvo your best co-operation to tho administrator nnd tho conunlttco to tho end that Justlco may obtain nnd that no needy child shall freeze thru your solflshnosM or that of an other that you might pravont. Thoro Is n tradition ninong mm far ing men In times of great datigor whon n ohlp must bo abandoned, which Is nlwny followed. It Is: "Womon nnd children first." That tradition fits oxnetly In this situation so far ns fuel Is concornod. Tho homo whoroln women nnd children llva must bo warmed first. Our bust no can bo rnro, for later. Ho fur mi that gooH our husluoes would not bo worth Having nnywny If all, or evoii n Inrgo portion of 4tio womon nnd children cinitomors woro tnkon by freezing or tho diseases of pnoti inonlii nnd Influnnzn, whoso very ablo ally n ftiol fntnlno Is. It would bo nlinoHt ghoullHh for ono buslueHH man In this omorgoucy to luko ndvnntngo of n competitor nnd not llvo up to tho regulations drafted by tho fuol ndmlnlHtrntlnu rommlttoo. Lot ub face this situation togothor determined to piny fair with each other, nsk for no special favors nnd keep clearly In mind tho first essen tial Hint of keeping tho homei warm and letting business tnko Kb chances. drunk on IjAv, which? Are tho Amorlcnn people drunk with wealth or has a largo portion of them ncccptcd tho philosophy of laziness ns the rule nnd guldo for tholr llvos? If this Is not tho proper diagnosis of tho ensa what Is tho trouble that so largo n proportion rcoiiih bound to strlko about something rognrdloss of how tho llvos of others1 uro affected? It appears that both of theso germs nro nctlva and tluit tho industrial body does appear to throw off the complications. Dopo wltl not do any good, nnd dope In this enso Is moro laws. What wo want Is action, or surgory. It will bo no minor opera tion either, so fnr as the minors nrc enncorncd. And this is tho courso of trcatmont no would recommend, and let tho legality of It bo determined Inter: ' Declare martial law In the conl ramps; commandeer tho food sup plies In ovory storo in tho conl re gions, nnd servo nn ultimatum "no fuel, no food." Wo believe that would work, for )our roal miner, especially tha west ern variety likes his food regularly, ns'dooH every man, and ho lives well. That Is It. Ho Is nblo to llvo well on what ho has been earning during tho past two yenrs. Tho minora hnvo planned this strlko for that timo nnd hnvo been saving accordingly. Tboy could hold out, So fnr n cash Is con cerned, almost Indefinitely, Thoro foro that cash must bo made of no uso to them until tboy get to work nnd prodiico conl. Wlillo this would solve tho conl strlko It would not prevent others that snem to bo In tho nlr. Condi tions must change. Wo must got back to fundamentals, ospccially that basic principal Hint work Is essential to tho health nnd happiness of tho In dividual. A lazy man Is always uso loss, especially whon Idle by his own choice. And mnny of tho potential strikes aro fomented by men now hnvo moro money than tboy over had before and therefore they find it convenient to strlko so that(thoy may Idle nway tholr timo. Theso rad icals nro In tho widdlo of unions now tho thoro nro signs that tboy nro los ing tholr grip, nnd labor Is going to recover from Its sproo nnd get back to producing again. Ood speed tho day. It can not comn too soon for tho good of tho cnuso of unionism. Till. WATER PHOHLKM HOI.VKD? It would seem from many of tho arguments on tho question of how to wntcr Ontnrlo'H lawns that this la tho only town in tho nrld region that over attempted to rntso a lawn with-, out nn ugly open ditch. Thero nru dozens of other cities and towns In tho Intcr-mnuntnln country Just ns arid nn Is Ontnrlo whoro they grow trees nnd lnwns that nro beautiful, and dlsprova entirely tho nsscrtlotm oft repented, thnt "You can't grow trees If you Irrlgnto with a hoso." A wnlk alone Wnrmsprlngs nvonuo In ltolflo any summer day, nnd thero Is no prettier ntrcst In nny city than It Is, will provo tho ability of sprink ling ns n menu of Irrigation In thin section of tho country. Thero Is not much If any difference, In tho aridity of Ilolso nnd Ontnrlo. And Wnrmsprlngs nvcnuo Is not tho only section of tho Idaho cnpltnl thus wntorod. Tho writer snw small gnrdons being wntorcd by sprinkling thoro Inst summer. Ellensburg nnd Wnlla Wnlln sprinkle their lawns, so do Pendleton and linker, and Ontnrlo Is not mora nrld thnn any of theso Until Ontnrlo hns pnld for tho present system It hnd better go Blow, nnd follow tho policy miggostod nt tho Commorclnl club meeting and uso the present systom until It has boon thoroly tested. Tho question of rates Is a finan cial ono. Tho City Council enn bo dopended upon to solvo that portion of It correctly, but thoro certainly Is ovory reason in tho world for being certain that tho present syKtom is or is not offcctlvo boforo going Into debt nnd further Jeopardizing tho flnnnclnl standing of tho city by duplicating tho present system. Don't kick on tho fuol ndmlnls trator or tho committee Thoy nro llnblo to chango tholr rcgultlons any timo and cortnlnly will do no If tho stringency becomos moro ncuto. Thon perhaps tho ruling that you ob ject to now will bo tho first ono enforced. Trick, tho groat stco magnate, loft n fortune of fH2,00u,J00 but his heirs got only $26,000,000 of It, tho public gonornlly gets tho rest. Well, that In approaching a fair dis tribution of wealth, and wo will ml mil thnt tho Trick heirs ought to bo nblo to worry along on tho twenty flvo and pay tholr conl bills, too. TO It SALE Sovon room bouso and G lots J1G0O on tonus. 170-1-lf M Preferred Stock Canned and Glass Goods :wa;.n :u-j.t,a::: r.r.iss We have just received a very complete stock of the above goods. There is nothing better in canned goods than Prefered Slock. Our line is now complete, consisting of Preserves, Jams, Jellies, Fruits and Vegetables. Let us have your orders. E.A. FRASER JaC" rr 7 Aeeps oauymrm andhappy Pearl OH in a cood oil heater keeps dampness and chill from the home. Warmth and cosiness without dust and dirt. Heater is easy to carry about. Lights at the touch of a match gives In stant heat. No smoke, no odor. Economical. Pearl Oil is refined and re refined by our special process which makes It clean burnlnc. For sale In bull: by dealers everywhere, the same hlch. quality kerosene as the Pearl Oilsoldinflve-calloncans. There is a saving by buying in bulk. Order b name Pearl OH, Wo recommend Perfection OU Heaters. PEARL OIL (KnnoscNO HEAT AND LIGHT STANDARD OIL COMPANY O. II. TI-4T, Hpcclnl Agent Ontnrlo, Oregon Omgzn Ha&Gi Nmw&xi ixesou APPROXIMATELY one-third of all the water power in the United States is within the Columbia River Rasin. The water power resources of Oregon are roughly estimated to be ,fi()0,000 horse power. This is a great asset. It means that Oregon will eventually be come a great manufacturing center. Nature has done much. Rut you must do your bit. Encourage the rapid growth of Oregon industries by purchasing Oregon products. Associated Industries of Oregon i o CATHOLIC ClIUltCH OF TIIK iim:h.hi:i) hacramknt. Rev. J. II. Mnlonoy, Pastor. 8:. 10 a. ill., Low Mass. 10:30 n. ni.p High Mass. 0.30 a. m,, Catochlsm for tho boys and girls. Visitors respectfully Invited. 1IAPTIHT CilimClI Illbto school 10:00. Morning Worship 11:00. Oospol Hervlco 8:00. Prnyor Sorvlco Wednesday 8:00. NAKAItKNi: CHUUCH I. M. Wines, Pastor. 10:00 a. m. Sunday School. 11:00 n. in. Preaching. 8:00 p. in. Thursday, Prayer Meeting In tho Church. Evorybody urged to attend nil services. 10:00, blblo school. 11:00, public worship. Sermon subject, "Tho Iilblo School." 7:30, worship. Sormon subject, tho sovonth commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Coinmltt Adultery." W. E. Cochran, Minister feat rces I ' 1 Mi.Tiioninr cntiitcii Sunday Hen Ire. 10 a. m. Sunday school. 11 a. in. Prcnchlng; "Our Ito- sources." CMC p. im Epworth Longuo. 7:30 p. in. Preaching: "Drifting tho Wrong Wny." W. J. LUSCOMI1E, Pastor, Professional Cards M. W. 0. HOWE r ' DENTIST Tol. 117 Ontnrlo, Ora. r ElllTII THOItLKV-noWLINO INSTIIUCTOU Veice: Italian Method Plana! 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