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THE ONTAltlO AIM US, ONTARIO, OREGON, TJIUKSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1920.
The Ontario A rgus O. K. AIKEN, Editor, nnd Publisher Published Thursdays at Ontario, Oregon, and ontorod at tho Ontario post offlco for distribution as 2nd class mutter. flUDHCUIPTIONS Ono Year J1.C0 A OHOWINO (TIT DurliiR tho jrnut thrco years On v tarlo Iioh grown, not In opoulutlon w'nly, UiO that has been tt no. but In tlio oxtont of Its Imslnww Interests. The most marked Indication of tho city's wldeuluK Influence In tho ex pansion of tho buslnoHH of Its pro Kresslvo mon and farmers. From Ontatlo oach day thero Is shipped tliousunds of dollars worth of nier clintii'lio to distant points, north, south, oast and west. It Is truo that most of this shipping Is destined for liolntt to tho west of tho city, to that creat Interior country In whoso de velopment Ontario has nlways taken nn uctlvo and personal Interest. Thn comunlty of nlms which tho towns nud tho country lmvo Is sorved In one way only, thru tho actlvo work of their men and women. Tkcso men mid women In tliolr various associa tions can tho bettor work when thoy know each other, get acquainted and lmvo that nmmnrdarlo that carries them on In tho great effort to bring about tho realization of tho possi bilities of thin region. It has long been tho purposo of tho Argus to carry on such a program, as n part of Its work In promoting tho growth of this region. Tho measuro of tho shccom of this series will bo dependent upon that spirit of co operation on tho part of tho men concerned, that Is certain. Wo u ro offering this sorvlco, with lis pictures of thu men who nro tak ing au actlvo pari In tho upbuilding of this city, nud tliolr support to every movement for tho growth of tho country about tho city, so that tho Argus readers, when thoy pass this way will fool better acquainted, ho that when they urn Interested In any given movement thoy will know to whom to turn for nsslKtanco; In oilier words that you may know On tario nud Its mon, and women, mid thru thorn tho spirit that pormcatos this city; tho spirit of progress for this entlro section, tlio great unde veloped Knstorn Oregon and Wont (rn Idaho, Wo lind hoped to print In this ' Issuo tho story of n number of On tario's municipal .awnts, her fluo water system nud sownrngo system for tho protection of tho health of tho city; but IIIiiohm proveuted and that will bo donn In an early Iwtuo. Other Iimiuoh to follow will tell of our city's xcIioor, Its churchos, fuclorlw, sloros, hanks and Its community life. DISAPPOINTING A CO.M.Ml'MTV When Governor Hen Olcott applied tlio veto to tho various road bills and among them killed tho measuro that would lmvo mmlo possible tho con struction of tho Sussor Creek road to Jordan Valley ho was following, no doubt, tho general prlnclplo outlined In his moesngo and leaving all such matters to tho Highway Commission. Hut ho did u decided dlsservlco to tho people of a deserving community. Tho Qovomor can not get behind tho commission to escape tho blnmo for thus Injuring Jordan Valley and Malheur county, for It must be con ceded that his offlco among other tiling requires tho use of jugdmout. It Is prostipposcd thnt tho chief ex ecutive of tho slnto hns tho power to dlscrlmluato betweon that which U worthy and that which Is not. Iffid tho (lovarnor acted loss pre cipitously, had ho really pondered on tho merits of tho sovcral road bJHs Individually, ho would no doubt lmvo acted differently. Ho mmlo no dis crimination. This cdulil not have been truo had ho oven looked at thu road map of tho Highway Commis sion. This Is to bo regretted. Thero Is no reason for abandoning the hope thnt tho Jordan Valley road will bo built. Tho fact that Itepro sontntlvo Gallagher succeeded after a hard fight to pass tho measuro In tho Houso and Hcnntor llurlly put It thru tho Sonato Is reason for hopo. It Indicated thnt tho worthiness of tho project commends Itself to those who would Investigate. It must ho remembered In this connection that this hill wuh tho first or tho road bills, and was Introduced on tho first day of tho session and was fought thru on Its merits nud was not rail roaded In tho rush of tho last day as woro tho othors. With tho publicity that tho country has had over this road, with tho mer its that argue for It, In tho name of Justlcd for a deserving people, tho fight for tho Jordan Valley road must go on. Cortalniy It tlio proposed in- creiiHo lii'tho limit for bonded In- deblodness for high ways pass tho Commission should bo Importuned to consider tho road. It Is to ho hoped that thu commlMtlon will act before Jordan Valley anil Its peoplo are ou tranged from Oregon entirely and annexed bodily by Idaho. Hides, Furs and Pelts Ranchers, Stockmen, Trappers: If you have any hides, furs or pelts send them to us. We pay the highest market prices. We pay cash. Rogers & Company, Ontario, Oregon Telephone 185-W How Easily You Can Buy An Electric Washer or Cleaner 1 ii-i ywwn i" " ' ' "7"' ' , Own One of Your Own soOL-t-cL Toy Millmade Ready-Cut Homes 3y ordering a mill-made ITome you SAVE TIME and MONEY. Oct an absolute double constructed Home, made of first grade material throughout; Hardware, Paint, and all mill work furnished with a complete set of Plans. A largo number of designs to select from. Al ways glad to show you. Call GO-W H. L. POORMAN, Agent Ontario, Oregon. Kll.lt TIM! CltOWH It Is hard to placo an exact ontl mate on tho amount of damage that has been douo to tho raiichers of this section thru tho activity of tho crows Tint that tho toll Is Indeed one that Is of consideration may bo Imagined when tho slco of thoso birds and tliolr number Is considered. It U oNtlmato that tliuro nro fully two hundred thousand of them Host ing on what Iiiih come to ho known us Crow Island. That tliey have each eaten regularly may bo Judged by their appearance. Tliolr meals lmvo been taken to a largo degree at tho opeuso of the ranclicirn What they have iNileu might bettor h.wo been fed to people or to stock, but so long as the crows sleep on Crow Island thoy will get their breakfast, lunch and dinner somewhero In tlili neighborhood. Just how many apple, pearhr , prunes and oliorrlo were Injured so that I be crows might bo fattened nud , InrroTHri we do not know, but one erow, 'en a buy una, may be count ed ii n to liae ruined more than ono pi o of fruit Mich day. Multiply that I v tho daya of tho growing sensou and tlio total, wo liollrve, would i o sufficient to warrant action agalir I tho marauder. Tin i birds are not fumlllar with the political divisions of this section They mo not discriminating in their flight . save that being good rustlers thoy work ovor on tho Krultland bench during tho fruit season, large ly, for thero nro "oaslor pickings" over (bare, and In tho fall and win ter thoy enjoy tho Oregon side Slme they work both wni over tlio Hue carrying their food thoy should be made amenable to tho Interstate commerce act, or something llko that Anyway their extermination should become nn Interntato duty Idaho Is as greatly lutorosted, or should be, In their extermination as Is Oregon. Therefore wo suggest that the of ficials of tho counties Involved, Mai ben and I'ayotto, unite to muko tills fight, under tho direction of tho United States Illologlcnl uroy, which properly would tako cog nlzauco of tho Intor-stato character of tho malefactors. Oh Boy, Look Who's Coming DREAMLAND THEATRE ONE NIGHT ONLY FRIDAY, FEB. 6, The Colonial Minstrel Maids T lie Show with IhcJPcp and Jazz In the first place, Electric Ranges, Cleaners and Washers are not expensive; and in the second place, you can make a small cash payment and' pay the rest a little each month With your light bill. Think of the weary hours of household work you will save each month. Come to our store and operate the appliance your self. Note tjie simplicity and durability. Wo can mako immediate delivery of Eloctric Rangos, Washors and Cleaners The Electric Shop Idaho Power Co. Top Repairing.;.. We make a specialty of this branch of the industry. ford OwnersT... 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