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HwgfflafiaBEBa THE ONTAEIO ARQUS. ONTARIO, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1920 Baaem iE iS Your Welfare Is JLJ.I. volved Rvoryono realizes wlmt mi itnportniiL part puny plays in tho dovelopment oi'siny n power coin- lomtory. It makes possible ihe growth of industrial mid affrieultur- al enterprises, and it, improves living conditions'. In i! wry se-jso 'l!io word, the Idaho Power Company any power r.oMp.iny in fad U. simply the agent of ifs customers. It Mipplics a needed service and must receive from its. customers using this service, sufficient money to pay for the labor and supplies required in operating its plants and system, to pay taxes, to make necessary replacements, audio pay-interest on the money required for new development, which 'tuo increasing, demand for power' made imperative. THE PROBLEM THAT CONFRONTS US But' the expense of everything- which goes into the productit n of power labor, supplies, tuxes, and cost of money has advanced to.the point where it b impossible for us to provide the needed development or even maintain 100 per ant seruicc, with our present income. Wo have in force I every possible economy in the operation of our property, b.it under present rates we cannot operate advantageous ly either to ourselves or our customers. RATES FIXED BY LAW State Laws demand that wo give 100 per cent service; they fix our rates and control our franchises, and they are supposed to allow us a fair rate of interest on tho money invested in our properly. How ever, under present conditions we aie making pi actually nothing on our investment. Let us show you why:' INCREASED COST Our records show that the percentage of increased cost in the past four years is as follews: Wages have, advanced ., GG Supplies .80 to 100 Taxes M6 Cost of Money 40 As there has been no increase in our rates since 191C except the 10 per cent increase granted in June of this year, it must be appaient to everyone that our present income is entirely inadequate tc take care of our increased cost of operation and maintenance. NEAR THE DANGER MARK In 1919, almost the total capacity of our existing system was required to answer the demands of our customers for power. Every year our load increase, so it is evident that wc must continue development to jjivo 100 per cent service. But at tho pMcat ratej development cannot be financed. Our costs are out of proportion to our income. We arc doing everything possible to maintain our service, but the problem is a difficult one. Therefore we come to you with this problem, for it is our duty, as a public utility, to explain the danger that confronts us. YOUR INTERESTS AND OUR INTERESTS ARE IDENTICAL We must work toward a basis on which wo can continue to give you 100 per cent service a basis that will work for the welfare of all. Therefore, it is our purpose to present to you in a series of statements honestly and fairly, the situation that the Idaho Power Company is facing. It is our purpose, to show you how this situation involves you and the future development of Idaho, and to ask you to help solve the problem. IDAHO POWER COMPANY LOCAL AND PERSONAL Mr. unci Ales. 0. M. Tuggurt spent Sunday in Vulo. I'M HolghtBiiiuu ami family spent Sunday In Vulo. A, A. Heed of Itrogiin wiiii mi On tario v I h 1 1 o r hut Saturday. Tliu Uli I'm Sowing Club will moot Frlduy tit -:au tit llio High School. Miss Kill th Fulgor teturncd Thurn day evening from h visit to Tncoiiiit. Mm. V. I. Hobor ami daughter. Lemma, spent tho week-end In Caldwell. t. M. Lents and Uuo. W. Luttlg of Oregon Slope wore Ontario visitors on .Saturday. Mm. A. A. Uiown wont to Holse Wednesday for u visit with hor son, Harry llrown. Muster Flrmln Hcholes loft Tuos day for a two weeks vacntlou at iUnntpollor, Idaho. Frauds nml Holla Holder left Tuesday evening tor a two weeks visit In the John Day country. Don Halt came down from tin 'iiIIIn wlioro ho Is I uniting a baud of fchcen, to spend a few days In On tario. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Cuslday and son Kenneth returned Baturiluy from ( Portland whnro limy ha.vo spent tho Vast month. 1 Mr, mid Mrs. Harry II. Cock rum nud family aro spending their vaca tion In tho roo'lni; breoxes of tho Wnllowu Lukes, Mrs. I.. I. Fryo of Nyssu was In Ontario snvunil time this week to shop and visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Finer. I'ctor Tonsen of Nyssu wuh In On tario Inst Saturday to ultend tho meeting of the Farm Durcau and transact business In town. Mm, Smile Luudlnghnm left Sat in day ovonlng for l'ortluud whoro mIio will spend u mouth visiting hoi daughter, Mrs. Tomlliison. John Hum who has been a way from O.itarlo for a year past, re turned to the city last Friday, lie expects to remain here for soino time. Thuron Mel'arlln Oough Is the iiauio given tho new sou who arrived at the homo of Mr, and Mrs. 'J'. Me l'arlln Dough at Payette last Tues day. Misses Delia and Wllma Mllos and Katherlno Troxnll returned Monday from Sonsldo, OroKtin, whore thoy have boon visiting for tho past three wcoks. Miss Kloiiuor Whculon who has been tho guest of her uncla and aunt Mr, and Mrs. J. H. Ilusmusson re turned this week to hor homo In Po cntollo. Mrs. Davis of Orogou Slope who Ih tho only woman mombor of tho county executive committee of tho Farm Ilureau was In Ontario Satur day morning. William Simon, general munagor nf tho Alexander stores spout Tues day afternoon In Ontario, Ho camo down mi tho pony and returned to Holse on No, 6. Mlsa Helen Illggs of Maker Is n Kiiest at the homo of Dr, nud Mrs W, J, Wooso, having comn down to bo present at tho Wood-Hlggs wod ding last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. II. I,, Potorson and family hied thomsolvoH to tho higher altitudes of tho Idaho mountains, to take tholr vacation on tho shnrns of Payette Lakes. Mr. and Mrs. William Jones and daughter Katherlno loft this week for the Puyotto Lukes to esrapa tho heat of the Rnuko river valley Thoy expect to bo in lliu hills for sovor.il weeks. V C. Oxmnu of Willow crook. Vulo and tho upper country, drovo to Ontario Monday morning. Ho cumo down with Thomas Norwood who also operutes a ranch In tho Willow river country. Dr, Thomas IHggs of Odessa, Mis souri Is visiting his brother and sister Judge Dalton Illggs and Mrs. W. J. Weeso. Ho arrived In time for the Wood-Hlggs wedding last Thurbdny and will be hero for some time. Mrs, H. 0. Druuo returned last Thursday from Des Molnos, Iowa, whero she has boon visiting her motlior, She wuh accompanied home by her sister, Miss Josephine Lou nan who will visit hero for somo tlmo Mr, and Mrs, Larue Illackaby aro seeking relief from tho effects of vising tomneraturos on an outing trip to tho Piiyetto Iikos. During their iihsoiiro Miss Kttn MrCrefght Is engaged at the Illackaby Jnwelory Store. Mr and Mrs. B. A. Flfer aro mini )iered among tho Ontario colony va cationing ut Payette Lakes. They 'went up on Monday. Mrs. Flfer uud I he children will remuln for some time, but Mr, Fifer, like most of the hi on vacationists will return to tend to business tho latfic part Ot - tlid week. 8. I' Orithatn who luiicjiert, abovo tiie when he la not over in Wallowa county looking after his stock rnnch was In Ontario on Snturduy to attond the Farm HuroAii excciitlvn com Jnltloo meeting. Jos. Dn-ii and Thoron Northrup we it to La Orando Hiindiiy evening on No. 10 and drovo back Monday In O. M. Cmiloimiu's cur. Mr. Ciistleinan expects Mrs. Ciistloinnu and tholr daughter to Join him hero In Ontario during tho latter part of tho month. Thuron Northrup Is greeting old friends from th buck of tho count ers in the Ontario Pharmacy. While a student t.i High School, In tho pre war days and utter his return from the so . ke mid before ho entered tho Unl- rslty Thaion whs a member of Hid it""j'8 force. I. I. Dean who Is prosldont of tho Mullic- r Coiintv Fair Hoard, and who as president of tho Nyssn Com mercial Club, tho Nyssu school board and othor organizations In Nyssa, and 'thus iiuntlflos as thn most prosl denied man In thn county, porhups, u an Ontario business visitor hero Aituidny. Mrs. Dean nud their dntigh tors 'wmn with him. Tho Ontario Outing Club Is again enconsod In Its community quarters on the shore of Payette Lukes. L. Adam proceeded the party to the Lnko to not things In shlp-shnpo and 'us followed by Mrs. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. 8. I). Dornian. Mr.i. Frank Hniler and e .1 Harrison hist week. This weok, Frank- Hador nml K, C. Van Potion made tholr escape from tho torrid li'iuperiituro of Ontario and nro fri'iinentlng their fnvnrlti .EEEXRBrcMfl fishing nhd loilting places at the Lakos. Mrs. Van Petten will go up tutor In tho week. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Athey and sou arrived In Ontario Monday from Nobraskn whero thoy upent the past liionth visiting relatives. Thoy nro linw enrouto to their new homo In Hornlcln, C.illfornln, one of the bay bltieni whero Mr. Athey is a tele grapher for the Southern Pacific Prior to their dcpaiture from On tario, three years ago, Mr. Athey was employed by tho Short Lino and for several yours was h member of the local post office force. "Wo hard ly recognized Ontario wlt'i Its paved streets and Its nhsouco of vacant buildings," said Mr. Athey, to Tho Argus, "and certainly Outnrlo has mode progress slnco wo left." After transacting some business nml visit lug friends .Mr. and .Mi a. Athey wilt continue on tholr hoinownrd Journey frrl-WiM'ltly Sei'xlri' to Uikc. Ontario folks who reek tho cooling breezes of the Payette 1nkes and who do not drive tholr own motor cars enn nifV reach their destination on a passenger train thrco times per week, Hy Inking tliu morning pony on Tuesday. Thurrday or Saturday the travelers reach McCall at I 30 p m. Hctumlng Monday, Wednesday and Friday tho train leaves McCall at tt o'clock reaching Ontario on tho evening pony. Homl nows, Tho Ontario Argus fo Mu lt It's printing, wc can do II KZZSS The- Old Reliable Cooiiercial Creamery Company Ontario, Oregon YOUR BEST FRIEND Wc Want Ail Your Cream And Produce Top Price Spot Cr.Eh Correct v o'crhtM O--" Accurate Tcj ts MISS A IJCIC FOX, ArI. Phone 182 pnassmn Freell For two weeks wc will give FKEE a new grey lube with each HORSE SHOE fabric casing sold, and a heavy ItcCord Tube with every Cord casing sold. Parker's Tire Shop Phone 177 Ontario, Oregon HM444Hi'4444H444M$44 When You Want Expert JEWELRY WORK See HENRY MILLER ywMW He is the man who can do it. And What is More at Reasonable Prices. That Odd Job That Has been bothering you can Be Fixed Now Bring it in We will fix any piece of Jewelry or gold and silverware. HENRY MILLER At McDowell's Furniture Store Ontario, Orejron vHV44"H4-4-H''S4-$"'M''34' n4" .r".