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SPECIAL EDITION COMMUNITY BUILDERS' SERIES NO.. 2
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ONTARIO, MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON, TJ I U1JSDAY, FKHKUARY 12, 15)20
NO. 1.1.
DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF THE AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL AND COMMUNITY INTERESTS OF THE MALHEUR AND SNAKE
RIVER VALLEYS. GIVING THE HISTORY AND GROWTH OF THE INDIVIDUALS AND FIRMS PROMOTING THE INTERESTS OF THIS GREAT
BUT PARTIALLY DEVELOPED EMPIRE. OTHER EDITIONS WILL FOLLOW.
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HALL AT CAIRO Tl'liS.
DAY MOHXIXO; DIX-
XKR AT XOOX
CAIRO TO ORGANIZESATURDAY
OwIiir to Illness of .Many Prospective
Members McollnR Scheduled for
Lust Saturday XIrIiI Was INt
pniicd for Work.
Final Mops toward tlio organlzn
ttou of tlio Mnlliour County Farm
Iluronu will lio mkon nt tlio Orange
I lull nt Cnlro, next TuoBduy Thin
wus tlio decision reached at a moot
Iiik f tli temporary county roinnilt
leo of tlio Iluronu hold nt tlio City
Hull ltiHl Snturdny.
Tlio t'arlo niootliiB hns Iiooii railed
for 10:00 ,n in. with a illnuor at
noon, following which unfinished
tiiiHluoKK will lio completed.
At tlio mootliiR liuro lns Sntunlny
V. V. Hlckox, temporary cluilrmnn
of tlio urRtinltntlon. nppolntoil tlio
followliiK committee to make ur
rniiRomontH for tlio. county nicetine:
MeHHrH.ltorrlott of Vnlo; Ilcnunumt.
of Ailrlnu; OuttrlilRO of OroRou
Hlopo; Patch, of lllvonlnlo; Toiihoii,
of NyHHn, nml Hlckox of Cnlro.
At tlio TuoBiluy meetlnR. beside
tlio adoption of tlio proRrnm for tlio
county for tlio yonr, tlio pormummt
orgonlntloii will lio porfoctod. tlio
constitution nndl))IfiwTr ilotermlnul
upon, or nt IoiihI a commlttoo ap
pointed to draft tliom, and surli
otlior IiuhIiiohh us would naturally lio
cmiHldorod.
Tlio county liuronu will start with
six district, bureaus In operatlon:
OroRon Slopo, Itlvordalo. Nyssu.
Adrlun.. Vnlo nml Cnlro.
Tlio Vnlo lmronu, tlio Intent addi
tion to tlio number, wns cotnplotml nt
nu enthusiastic moetliiR Inst Friday
ovenliiR at which some of tlio host d
ilniMw on farm proliloinii ovor hoard
In Ilia county woro inndo and much
enthrHlasm was shown.
Cairo to Organize Saturday
OwIiir to tlio prevalence of tlio flu
on tho Iloulovnrd last weok tlio or
ganisation ineotliiR for the Cnlro
Iluroi.u, Hchoduled for Inst Saturday
nlRht, was poHtponod, after the
Argun of last wook was prlntod. Tlio
nieotl.iR will bo hold Snturdny evon
Iiik in tho GnuiRO Hull. Tho meot
Iiik U called for 7:30 and an Inter
esting proRrnm hns boon nrrnngod,
Including a number of ouUldo speak
ers. Aftor tho mooting n luncheon
will bo sorved.
SPECIAL SERIES IS
APPROVED BY HOFER
Head of Large Industrial Hiii-miii
Takes .Vote of l,rt)R'ss ItelnR
Made In Ontario Wnnf.
Mon liifot iiiatiou.
The following letter from Colonel
J Infer of Snlom take noto of the spe
elal million of the Argus and Indi
cate tho fact that progress In this
section Is being watchod by author
ities on tho outside Colonel Hofor
says:
"Was muoh ploasod to receive a
copy of your paper, Special .Edition
Community Builders Series No. 1. I
notice also your odltorlal on Gov
ernor Olcott. Tho Snako River val
ley papers seem to rosent tho notion
of the governor. I Hke the appear
ance of .your paper very much. It is
all homo print and the pages are
well balanced with advertising and
roudlnR niattor. I shall take tho
copy I have along to the Bugeno
nowspanor. conference Feb. 20-21.
and show them what you are doing
for your aefltlan.
ORGANIZEON
IIAMSII HOLLIMt SKATFS
FROM lll'MIXKHS DISTRICT
Hollor HkntliiR Is furulHhliii:
bo much plonMtiro for the boyi
unci girls those HprliiR iIii.vh that
Marshal J I. C. Farmer Is loath
to curtail that Joy--but nine"
Home of the Iio.vh nml girls are
ROttliiR carulosfl and dovelopliu:
speed it Iiiih become nocossury
to prohibit skatliiR In the busi
ness district.
Already several Occidents
huvo taken place. Ono boy
knocked Undo Dick Rutherford
down, another ran Into n woman
rnrryltiR a nby, nml several
smnll chlldrou have been bowled
over by skaters. Thuroforo the
Marshal linn lsHiiod nn order re
stricting tho HkntliiR to reel
doucu NldownlkH, and even there
tho hoys and girls must bo care
ful an dellmlnnte racing and
strenuous tug gume.
A. .A. (iiiltilifge or OicROU.SInpe
Knriu Hurcjiii Discusses .Weil for
Constant Wink to .'Moun
tain Soil.
(Ily A. A. Outtrldgo.)
Soil Improveiuout and Irrigation
oxo so closely allied as to pruutlrally
morgo Into ono subject, an tho ncees
slty of kooplrig the soil In the best
tilth to permit tho penetration of
plnnt roots nocoesltntes u careful
study of tho soil to determine the
prober aft"Ji' t water ueoded to
procure this condition. Which Is
found to ho between the point of
lento capillarity and maximum
capacity, or, In what Is termed
"field capacity," which state should
ho mulntalnod during n certain part
of tlio growing stage. This to be di
tormlued by the producer, aud.ns the
plant cannot rugulnto the (imiitlty of
water taken up by its roots nor con
trol transpiration, nud as rr.,-"
xrowliiR plants may. dove'oi batt
by linvlnR Incrrasod r.ucwtStlen or
wnter durliiR certain " 'f de-'
volopniont whilst tnoro slnwlr im.w-
log plants will do host with a w .slier
rogulur allowance. It Is up lu.tv
agrioiiturlst to detonulue theso : ;i . 1
otlior Important matters perlalnlii"
to success In this branch nf Induslp '
Here also the question of soil tem
perature must enter. It has been
found that wnter hi quantity not far
-romoHHl from tho point 'of euay pene
tration la that at which boat movos
I most readily through tho soil, that
I too, little or too much water nr
equally dangorous as those oxtremc
will each hinder the diasoluiloi. u.
soil constitute, thus depriving tho ;
l plnnt 'of nu abundance of fond
Assuming you to have a wc': Lul-
ancod Mil, diversified farming with
ih system of high crop rotation so
, rogtilated that the urgent demand
for groet nuantltlea of wate- will
occur at different periods f the
season would become an ecommleal
use of water and prevent a hlgl peak
load of powor. thus reducing ater
oost.aml what Is groater oonaequenee,
i. e., sucli n system will also lcome
productive of Ineroascwl yield lwcause
of the soil not being Impoverished by
the constant demand of one individ
ual plant roquVoments. Thus It Is
easily ooncelvnablo that It la within
the producer power to lnerea:e the
yield and improve soil conditions
simultaneously, as loglmous idants
contribute to tljo requlrewe .la of
othors. If this be true the c st of
water Is but a minor ooneidei itlon.
with modern raetbode of ugrlc ilture
the paramount issue. Wtiic'i Is a
varv stroiie areuaient in fa- or of
The American Farm Ilureau I'mler -
atlon.'
IIAIt.VKV COUXTV MUX HKItlJ
John Tuekey and J. II. Stock of
Harney county, are Iti Ontario tkis
weok looking for opportunities to got
a Malheur ooanty raneh to rent.
They called at the Arse as one or
their firm mm Ih wuinmujjtt
wits Dili tMeUion.
WHO WILL FURNISH
LAND FOR CITY PARK?
Coniuicii'lnl Chili Hems Landscape
Ai (lilted Discus Me.ms of Mak
ing; Ontario A Rotter Town
lit Which to Live
Ontario now has no ndoiiuato pub
lic park, no play ground for Its
children, no place of recreation and
rest for Its citizens during, the hot
summer days or evenings, no space
for the growth of lis public school
system.
Furthermore all tlieoo needH
could lie sorved by uniting In secur
ing a park near the High School and
grade school ami thus secure n beau
tiful civic center for the city. This
was the concensus of opinion ex-
'pressed at a mottling of the Commer
cial ciub lust night, followliiK n talk
on possibilities for Ontario's lm
Iprovomeul by II. K. Hurdotte, a
laudscnpo architect of Portland, for
, merly it niombor of tho faculty at
I Washington State College nt Full
I man.
Mr. Ilurdftto Is In Ontario for lha
1 purpose of plunulux thu Improve
ment of the KroumlR mi the Ij. I.
, Hlrsch residence ami that of
I'llerschul Ilrowuu aiid hurue lllaok
iiiby, all of which occupy a Mock on
I Third street, S. W. Mr. Illrch
'brought him to the meeting for thu
purposo of prosontlug his bless ol
how Ontario might add to Us np
ponrnuco. .
"At a convention of real ontnt
agents nt llnltlmoro Inst your," saIiI
Mr. lluidutte, "It whs iiKteed thm
triHMt and shrubbery add tUlrly-tlu-tv
por rent to tho value of property,
ami therefore bountiful aurroumllnm
for u homo pay in a financial man
ner as well us in tb uild.nl pleasure
they give to (Iiimh who live within
them.
"Tho host method of protdur to
oure the Improvement of a city's
nppfcirnnoe li by city ordlnnuo le
Mnlnr wh.-t h!::J c? .:?. ! t plantwl
on u Riven at rot, tha dials .ce spun
th".v alumltt w , lantiMl. Till' ropuliet
iknowlmlRO or Hie soil comlitloua au.t
ol,or (mtn that ia neceaaaiy lfor
,u;: ,, CHII jw ork"d out. but
(hi .L.iied on Last I'.iro.
)
TELEPHONE BOOTH AT
IS
('oiiimcrclal Club Also Would Like
to llae Mall lt Tlieie, Too,
for Coueiilenct of 'fun cl
ing Piddle.
In order that the oonveilenVe of
the traveling public may b served
the CoHierolal olub, thru Ita secre
tary. P. Leslie Hotly, has taken up
tho question of bettor accommoda
tions at the passenger station.
' One of the first things hoiih'iI is
the Installation of a party t dpb.ii'
booth nud pay station in the depot .
that persons waiting for a delayed
train may Inform their fai illles f
delays, etc.
Also Mr. Podv has undertaken t
have mail lioxee placed at the depot
for outgoing mall. Tho action ou
the part of the club, Mr. Hotly credits
to suggestions made by members of
the Woman's club.
ALLKOHD HOItSICTIIIUI' WILL
I'K.MIT KXTItADITlOX TO COFNTV
A. V. Vametta, who Is alleged to
have stolen a pair of mares ueloag-
llag to It. X. Stan field' from a pas
ture n oar Kyssa and to have mort
gaged them to the marshal at Parma,
was arrested at Jerome. Idaho. Tues
day on a warrant IssMed by Sheriff
tae N'oe. District Attorney It V
Swagler was notified that Vstueita
gave notleo at Jerome tkat lis would
ftgkt extradition, m a reNiUlos oh
taut Ouveraor of Idaho, hftf kH
ought to bring him Iwak for imri.
WILL TRY NEW GRAIN
ON DRUID RANCHES,
District Atlorne. It. W. SuurIci
loins With Itaiichers to ICpei I-
incut With Outs anil It.H'ley
On Dead () l-'lnt.
Among the Ontarlnus who believe
absolutely that In tho dry land
roncho of Malheur county Ilea the
hope of groat agricultural develop
ment is District Attorney It. W.
Swugler, nud with a number of
ranchers who have been successful In
that region Mr. Swaglur Is going to
endeavor to demonstrate that these
lands can produce results.
After a consultation with County
Agent L. It. Hrolthniipt, who con
ducted tho state experiment station
In Harney county for si years, Mr.
Swaglor sunt to the Morrow qounty
experiment station for a quantity of
Smyrna hurley ami lleldl barley.
Those and somo fiO day oats secured
from tho same place will he planted
within rabbit proof fields.
Mr. Swaglor also sent to the Uni
versity of Minnesota Agricultural
college for some DO day oats to bo
need In iiuothor field. Mr. Ilrol
tliuupt rocommondod early Hart
wheat ns the host variety for spring
planting on dry lauds, ami Turkey
Red for fall seeding. Mr. Swagler,
however, has not gone In for the
wheat nxporlmonts ns yet.
In speaking of this offort Mr.
Swaglor seld: "There remain In
.Mnlliour county only one or two big
Irrigation districts possible of de
velopment. Those will add say one
hundred thousand acres to (lie ami
I'liltuilil land of the eoifflty. while
there tiro hundreds of thousand of
dry lands, which If wo can find the
right varieties of grain for thuin will
add materially to tho wealth and
prosperity of tho region.
"Wo have almost as much rain
here as they have In Umatilla coun
ty; aa muoh as they huvo In Morrow
county, ami aa much as they have In
Harney county, with this advantage,
we have an earlier growing season
We oan plant hern weeka before they
ran In Harney or Morrow counties,
and if that Is true, as I believe It to
he, then I feel 'certain that It Is
worth while to experiment with u
sixty dny out nml barley crop.
MOTION FOR DELAY
I
IN HEARING DENIED
Ktutcof Idaho luHii s In CI roil or
Idaho Power Cuiiipain to Ki'ciiiv
Ini'imsi'il Hates Healing Will
He Held In Ontario Later.
Deolarlug that the provisions of
tho Idaho law had not been complied
with, the attorney gtoieia! of Idaho.
Intervening on behalf or the aUate,
askod a postponement of the hearing
of the Idaho Power oomimny's re
quest for Increased rates for Irrigat
ing powar,( when the session opened
beforo the' Idaho Public Utilities
Commission Tuesday. The motion
was denied ami tho hearings are to
continue. This Is the report of tho
status of the oase hrot to Ontario by
Manager Ivan IS. Oakee and P. J.
Oaliagher. who went from here to
represent looal ditch companies.
Commissioner Corey of the Oregon
Public Service commission, Is sitting
with the Idaho commission, sad it is
the understanding of Mr. Oakas tlmt
the Idaho Power company will later
'fllo the Inventory of Ita equipment
after presenting Its esse, and that
then, the hearing will he held In On
tario and Other points In this sstlon
and that both commissions will meet
In Helso to make their findings.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. lUwls and
family who were victims of the Uh
are able Ut he up Main.
.Mb CftMlla Otillagtier is sHwly
r4QYYlng tram a sster HUswk af
Hit flu, tho not yet uhlo to bo up.
I Itl'ITLAND HtltKJATION CO.
L.WWCIIKD lli:iti: IN ONTAItlO
For the purposo of Irrigating some
700 acres located a!oe the Fanners
Ditch on the Nov Plymouth road,
three miles south of FruitlHml. a
company was orgnnlred at tho office
of It. W. Swaglor on Tuesday even
ing. The company will pump wnter
for the laud from the Fnrniors Ditch.
Other laud owners adjoining the
project are seeking to have their
property Included. At tho 'present
time these lands are all within the
proposed Pluck Canyon Project.
FULL COUNT IN CITY
If Von I line Xot llecn Counted (,V
MhiuKs nt (he Olflce or Comuicr. .
cliil Club Sect etnry This
Is liiipni'tnnl.
Census Supervisor Terrall of the
Second District come to Ontario Mon
day at tho request of the Commercial
club to see that all of thu people of
the city were counted before the re
port of the enumerators woro turned
In to his office.
Aftor learning that Mrs. Muxoii
who was designated to take the ceu
siis of the city, hud been III mid had
not finished her work on the West
side nml hud not visited the F.nst
side, Mr. Terrall arranged to have
Mrs. J. It. (Iregg am) Alfred Holland,
census ouiimeratora for outside dis
tricts whoso work wuh completed, In
assist Mrs. Mnxou In concluding the
count,
Hate Von Keen Omulcd?
Dosplto this effort It Is believed
that (hero are somo Outaiians who
have not been counted duo to the Ill
ness nf the enumerator nml Illness In
the homes where 'one of the enum
erators could find no one at homo to
give tho data. Therefore a further
extension of time has been granted
ami a supply of blanks hns been left
with Secretary F. Leslie Hody of the
Commercial club. Anyone who he
lliioa ho or she has not been counted
should get Into.toiich with Mr. Hody,
or with W. F. Ilotuaii, chairman of
tho club's census committee nml
make out the necessary blank. This
Is of such Importance In the city that
everyone concerned should net at
on co.
BUYERS SOUGHT FOR
IRISH LIBERTY LOAN
Malheur Coiiu( Orguiiljitlon Hd'l.s
Subscriptions to smiih Count) V
Ounlit Pliiinlat )t.1,lHMi,Mi
V. P. Mclii'iiiui Is Cliiilriiiiiii
For the purpose of tocurlug sub-
acrlptlona to the proposed IhiiiiI Issue
for the "Irish Itepuhllc," a ooiii
mlttee headed by V. P. MeKeuua of
this city bus begun a campaign In
speaking of the proposed loan Mr
Mcftenua says:
"The Irish Parliament haa author
ised the elected (lovoiniuiiul of the
Republic of Ireland to Issue bond
certificates of the Republic of Ire
laud, for subscription, lu Ireland
United States, and other countries
. "The National quota has been
placed at $10,000,000. Oregon's
quota at 1100,000.00, of this amount
fS. 000.00 has been allotod to Mal
heur County. auibseiiptlnus are ox
iweted only from those who seek to
serve a fair ami Jmt on use, not f.'oin
those who expoot to derive Immediate
pecuniary profit.
"Already a large amount of the
quota has been sulsscrlbed locally.
P. J. Connolly, prominent, lueal sheep
raiser heading the list with suh
scrlptlon of 1600.00.
'lh'Qresfln olub bag Invitations
nt for ylHUu( UHiiiM tomorrow
itguliiH, at Km olub roomj.
FIRE TRUCK IS GIFT
L. I. HlltMCII AXNOUXCI'.S WILL-
IXCXKSS TO DOXATK MOIlKltN
COMIIIXATIOX lllti: THICK
AND CIIKMICAI, llXtJl.NH
TO CITV.
T
Deputy Htute Fire Mm-sliiiN Making
Hiirwy of City Decline Present
Kqnlpini'nl Innileqiialo - It'ediu
I lou in liisiicauce Promised,
If the City Council will comply
with the rocommomhitloua of Hie
duputy Htute fire marshals who, are
making a survey of the city this
week, L. I. Illrsch, whoso generoslt
has already been market! towaid
Ontario, will give the city $ I, Mill
with which to purchase a modern
combination fire truck ami olmmlcnl
engine for tho flro department.
This most generous nud ptiblli
spirited offer 'was made nt the Com
morolal club meeting lust night fol
lowing the addresses on flro line
r.ards nml flro prevention, made by
the three visiting officials, Captain
(leo. W. Stokes, Horace Sykos and
(lilhert W. Allen, lu turn these men
told the few business men proscui
somo pointed facts about, coudlllonx
In Ontario that are sadly lu iiued of
betterment.
They did not mlneo niattor. Cup
tutu Stokos declared Hint "all On
tarlo bus now la sojiwi lumu, flro iiok
r.liw nml a chemical engine that post
lively will not work." Mr. Allen de
dared that tho city has no flro or
dliiuncon worth mentioning. Tln
fire limits are not regarded, there
are no adequate regulations for gas
nllno, tho electric wiring ordinance l
nil right us fur us It moos hut Is not
complete; there Is no adequate Hiv
escape ordinance or lights for exits
from puhllo buildings; ami the con
dltlou which penults rubbish to at
cumulate creates a huiuuird that must
bo eliminated. ,
Mr. Allen declared Hint while It
was the duty of the stale department
to prevent fires tlmt tho department
must huv the co-operation of puhlb
sentiment, for thu chief olsitaelu to
proper fire regulations lu most olllo
and towns Is tho timidity of the clt
authorities who seem loath to main1
oucinloh by enforcing rmisouuble rug
ulntlons
l.uws Musi Ho Untuned
He declared, however, that If the
city council would adopt tho ordlu
nuces which the dmrtnient would
propose that he would return to the
(Continued From Page I)
KXOAOHMIJXT OF MISS
D'AHMOXD AXXOUXCICD
At tho homo nf Mr. and Mrs. !l
do ArmnmJ above Vale last 8alurda
a dinner whs given at which an
iiotiucemout waa made of the engage
iiieut of Miss Hlanche de Armonil
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. It. II de
Aruioud, to Dr W- II. aUeelhaminci
of Vale The iiiinnuiirenieNt dinner
was also the oolebratlon of the eighth
anniversary of the wedding of, Mr
and Mrs. Hoy de Aruioud. Among
those present at the dtuner were Ml
N'ola de Aruioud or Ontarie: Mr an)
Mrs. Jullen Hurley, Mr end Mrs II
15. Young. Mr and Mrs. Win Hei
rlott, Dr and Mrs Hall and Cuilsei.
Mueller of Vale, and Miss de Arniond
and Dr. Hteelhamiuer
POSTPOXH DATU I'Olt CAM. OK
ItKITHLICAX CKXTHAL COM.
Following the publication of the
call for the meeting of the llepubll
ohm central committee whlsh vw an
uounced last week as set for Pebru
ary it. the aommitte st Vale uoted
that this date falls og in inlay this
year, therefore it was deurmiaed to
PuatimiiH the wUhc Ui 'Ituaaday.
FehruBry i.

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