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HOOD RIVER NEWS
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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 8
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1912
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
Both City and County
Assistance of Local Organizations, Including Com
mercial Club, heights Club and Woman's Club, Is
Sought In Order to Get More Clerks and Carriers
to Handle Growing Business.
That botli city and county have
grown ho rapidly an to demand a
substantial Increase In the postortlce
facilities and additional carrier for
cltv and rural routed. In announced
by Postmaster J. I'. Lucas In a com
munication which he haw just ad
dressed to the Commercial Club and
to the Heights Club.
Lust week the Height Club sent
a deleKatlon to Mr. Lilian with a re
quest that he make kuown bis opln
loii relative to a better carrier serv
Ice and lu hit) reply he made a nuni
ber of Important recommendations
for the bettermeut of the service gen
erally. Although application has
Is-en made to the postofliee depart
ment for relief, thin has been refused
and It Is now planned to obtain the
co-operation of the Heights Club,
Woman's Club und Commercial Club
In getting an Improved service.
Postmaster Lucas letter follows:
"Having Ist'U asked fur an expres
sion as to the needs of the city rela
tive to letter carrier service, I will
say that I am very glad to give my
opinion in reference to the matter.
"I will say that I llnd that It Is a
physical Impossibility for the present
force to give the service needed.
"L'ver since I have had charge of
the post 1 1 Ilice In this city I have de
plored the lack of sulliclent carrier
'In my opinion, there is a great
need for one additional carrier and a
proper re-dlstrlctlng of the clly.
"I favor extending the delivery
limits to nil portions of the city, as
chaiiKt's have been constantly taking
place In the city since the free deliv
ery went Into effect.
'Besides, the continual growth of
the city lu population, as well as lu
area, and the consequent Increase In
the bulk of the mall handled renders
this necessary, In my opinion.
"I believe In a complete twlee-a-lay
service for the enttre city.
"Owing to Increased bulk of mall
handled at this office, and winding to
Is uble to properly handle It. I es
pecially desire another clerk, as the
present force Is Inadequate, and It Is
my desire to be able to keep the de-
MR. KAUFFMAN HAS
Necretnry Horace O. Kauffman of
the Commercial Club has tendered
his resignation to the board of direc
tors with the understanding that It
hall tike effect on March l." unless
arrangements for his successor shall
not have been arranged.
Mr. Kauffman accepted the secre
taryship of the club upon the resig
nation last fall of .1. C. Skinner and
entered upon his duties In October.
The board of directors, as well ns
those meinbera of the club who have
Is-en Informed of Mr. Knuffman's
resignation, have Ihtii unanimous In
their expressions of regret. Mr.
Kauffman has lecn a capable secre
tary, but HI health makes It ad visi
ble for him to seek a change of cli
mate. With Mrs. Kauffman, he Is
planning to return to his former
home In Oregon, 111.
At the meeting of the clly council
Monday evening then) was consider
able discussion as to what disposi
tion shall be made of the power am
und telephone wires In the city. An
h result the Judiciary committee was
Instructed to prepare and submit
ordinances providing that all wires
shall Im placed underground within
the lire limits ami that outside of the
Are limits all ehvtrle wires shall Is
placed on one side of the street and
the telephone wires on the other.
The telephone and power companies
are said to favor the proposition of
putting their wires underground
within the lire limits.
A tentative ordinance dealing with
this subject was submitted by lr.
llroslus and referred to the Judiciary
Neat and natty Job printing quick
executed at the News olllce.
livery window open while distribut
ing the malls that are coming lu ito
often during the day, often off sched
"I find that the business of this
office for the first six months of the
present fiscal year exceeds that of
the corresponding period of the last
"The post ollice at The Dalles has
six clerks, that at Hood Klver three
clerks, each second class offices, and
the business done at these offices
docs not warrant the difference In
the olllce force.
"Relative to rural mtlU I will say,
that It Is said that the average
weight of rural malls hauled
throughout the country Is 22 pounds
per carrier, while In this county the
average weight per load is l.V)
pounds, which Is evidence to my
mind that, owing to the growing
mall demanded by the reading pub
lic, such as we have In this county,
we also need another rural route to
operate from Odell postofflce.
"My fondest aim will be to give,
not only to the city of Mood Klver,
but the entire county within the de
livery of this olllce, the best possible
service, and with that end In view
will respectfully request the aid and
co-oierat1on of the Hood Klver
Heights Development league, that
of the Hood Klver Commercial Club
and the Woman's Club, all of which
may be. If so disposed, of great as
sistance In the betterment of this Im
portant service, and I earnestly hope
that you may see Ht to lend your aid
by considering the suggestions
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Preach
ing services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Themes, morning, "The Sure Foun
dation;" evening, "The I'pward
Look." Junior Ingue at 3 p. in.
Kpworth Ieague at fi:30 p. m. Prayer
meeting on Thursday evening at 7:30
o'clock. All are cordially Invited to
attend these services. Strangers
made welcome. W. II. YouDg.pastor.
F.ven the Presidential election can't
prevent Hood Klver from harvesting
a bumper crop thU year.
SOUTH DAKOTAN RUYS
THE NICHOLSON PLACE
(I. Y. Kd wards & Co. last week
closed the sale for lots N and 9, East
Itelmont, containing 10 acres, to K.
K. Kugg, Sr., formerly of South Da
kota. This property Is known as
the "Old Nicholson" place and Is one
of the landmarks of the IUimont
Mr. Kugg, who took Immediate
possession of the proKrty, will make
some extensive Improvements on the
place this spring by the erection of
some new buildings and planting
D'AnJoii pears on all of the land
which Is not now In apple orchard.
Mr. Kugg, who came from South
Dakota last spring looking for a lo
cation for himself ami several grown
sons, has decided that Hood Klver
climate can't lie lettered and has
evidenced his faith In the commercial
future of the valley by Investing In
several different tracts.
MAY TEACH LATEST
DANCE STEPS HERE
Professor Ileggs, the dancing In
structor, will belli Hood Klver next
Friday nfternoon and evening when
he will meet all those who want In
struction In dancing. He has been
conducting several classes lu Port
land ami Is kept very busy teaching
some of the popular new dances
which are making such n hit. Prof.
Ileggs Is a great favorite In Hood
Klver, having taught some of the
liest dancers here. Ills friends are
trying to get htm to start n class
here and that Is the object of his
visit here Friday. He will attend
the young married people's dance
Friday evening and will be at Hell
bronncr hall from l::h to (1 Friday
afternoon where he will be glad to
meet nil of his old time friends.
Kev. W. M. Proctor of Pacific t'nl
verslty will occupy the Cong, pulpit
Sunday In the absence of the pastor.
A large and cordial hearing Is requested.
WANT A HIGHWAY
Congress now has under consider
ation the matter of an appropria
tion for the wagon and automobile
road proposed aud now being par
tially projected across the Cascade
Forest Keserve between Sandy river
and the West Fork of Hood river.
This road would connect Hood Klver
and Multnomah counties on the
south, aud a concerted effort to have
the necessary appropriation passed
Is to be made In this county. The
appropriation now asked is $l."0,0O0.
Judge Culbertsoti has written letters
on the matter to Senators Itourue
and Chamberlain and has also en
listed the assistance of the local Com
mercial Club. In his letters he pre
sented the matter as follows:
"The wagon and automobile road
proposed and now being partially
projected across the Cascade Forest
Keserve between Saudy river In
Multnomah county and the West
Fork of Hood river, formfng a con
nection overlund between Eastern
and Western Oregon, Is In my opin
ion a very worthy betterment and
one of much practical Importance to
the development of these two sec
tions of our state, besides promising
very material aid to the forestry
service In the proper patrol of the
reserve, and I should like to add my
request to that of many other Inter
ested Oregon citizens who have
doubtless written you upon the sub
ject, for your active support of the
pending appropriation In Congress
to effect the completion of this road.
The people of Hood Klver county, as
well as of Multnomah county, are
almost unanimously In favor of this
road and I am sure will greatly ap
preciate your kindly efforts In Its
THE LOCAL INDIANS
Chief Stwlre S. Waters, a former
resident of White Salmon and now
of the Yakima reservation, who has
Just returned from the convention of
North American Indians at Wash
ington, was In the city the last of the
week organizing the local Indians as
a branch of the North American fed
eration of Indian tribes which Is
being effected as a result of the con
ference at Washington.
Chief Waters, who Is known to the
older Inhabitants here, was proud of
having met President Taft lu the
The Indians have made a plea to
be permitted to hunt and fish with
out licenses aud to lie permitted to
use the reserves for grazing. They
also have organized lu order to regu
late the distribution of Indian
There were chiefs representing
sixty-five different tribes at Wash
ington and Chief Waters represented
the Yaklmu tribe, which also In
cludes the Klickitat aud Cascade In
dians. He made a lengthy speech at
the convention, which van well re
ceived. The Indians want the treaty
of IS.V1 to lie continued lu effect, and
Chief Waters says he believes that
they will receive all their rights.
He described President Tnft's phys
ical dlmeustous with a number of
expressive and sweeping gestures.
Fine weather this
week has leen
Hood Klver Is
the kind for which
.y fj HIAGflkV
NIAGARA tMflpGt yJr
Of the Week
possibilities of the aeroplane In war were atiikhtgly Illustrated when Adrian C IulT. n stall photurmpher of the American Press Association, took several
picture! of New York hnrbor from the passenger sent of Frank Coffyn'a hydroaeroplane while In full flight. The state department warned oil Americans
to leave Mexico aa e result of the recent uprldng Ueuernl Duncno and his troops were ordered U uatrol the border
APPLE BOX BILL
A dispatch from Washington states
that Kepresentatlve Sulzcr of New
York has Introduced In the House a
bill similar to the Lafean bill of the
last Congress, which attempts to
standardize the size of boxes used In
shipping apples, the purpose being
to discriminate against Oregon and
other western apples that now dom
inate eastern markets and command
prices far la excess of those paid for
The Sulzer bill does not stipulate
the dimensions of apple boxes, but
says that the "stundard boxes shall
have a capacity of not less than 'IT2
As the agriculture committee In
the last Congress, after hearings, re
fused to report the Lufean bill, Sul
xer has had bis bill referred to the In
terstate commerce committee aud
couDts upon the support of the Dem
ocratic majority to get It favorably
If the bill was confined solely to
fixing the size of standard boxes.lt
would have no diltlculty, but It also
undertakes to fix standard grades of
apples, and this feature of the bill
may operate to defeat the measure.
"Votes for Women, Then
Prohibition" --Ghaf in
Former Candidate for President Addresses County
Convention for Prohibitionists Here and Declares
Women Will Get Suffrage This Fall, After Which
State of Oregon Will Go Dry.
That Oregon will give women the
rlghttovoteattheelecti.nl thin fall
and that prohibition will carry the
state the first time the women have
a chance to mt c: '
:i held here
the pred s
Hon can :
v in ((
. t',e ,
1. a !
tliot the liquor question Is so tbor
oughly entrenched lu politics and lu
the law of the land that the only
way It can lie eradicated Is through
a political party. He stated that
the two cxlst'ng parties have been
trying In vain to solve the problem
for the past forty years and during
that time the consumption of liquor
per capita In the Putted States has
Increased from about fifteen to
According to Mr. Chafin's Idea, the
only possible way In which the
liquor question can be solved Is by
nation-wide prohibition. He said
It was a monumental fallacy to sup
pose that a different code of morals
can be made to exist In different com
munities. In other words, his argu
ment was that this country cannot
exist half wet and half dry. He fur
ther declared that the liquor Interests
have so firmly enteiiched themselves
In the two dominant parties that
they have nothing to fear so long ns
either the Itcptihltcati or Democrats
remain In power. That this Is the
worst "whiskey administration" the
country has yet seen, was another
of the statements made by Mr.
Cafin, and he used this assertion In
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The grent natural Ice bridg nt Ninpiru Falls disintennitcd. niul 11 wumm und two men were carried Into the r;ipiiW mid
drowned. Owing to a severe Illness Kobert M. I.a Follette was practically forced to withdraw from the presidential race My
ron T. llerrlck, former governor of Ohio, was nominated as ambassador to France to succeed Roln-rt Hacon. who recently re
signed. The one hundred and third anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln was celebrated from const to coast The
0. A. C. CONCERT IS
A crowded house greeted the O. A.
C. (ilee ami Mandolin Clubs when
they gave a concert In this city Fri
day evening. A delightful program,
full of snap ami gusto, was given by
t lie clubs and this, the Inltlul ap
pearance of thejclubs In this city, was
a complete success.
The program was a varied oue,
consisting of both classical and pop
ular music. It Included "Barcarolle,"
by the glee dub and "The Spring
Maid," by the maudolln club, while
Mr. Coursen's rendition of Chopin's
"Polonaise" on the piano was given
a hearty encore. Mr. Woodcock's
trombone solo was thoroughly en
joyed and Mr. Kussell made good as
the "Hurry Lauder of the West" In
the monologue "She's Ma Daisy."
After the musical program the floor
was ciea'ed and dancing was en
Incidentally the present concert
tour of the agricultural colllege mu
sicians furnishes a valuable reminder
of the fact that at the college are a
large number of wholesome, bright
young fellows who are being trained
Into high efficiency along practical
( his effort to prove that everybody
j who would see the traffic absolutely
j eliminated should join the prohibi
tion party aud vote lor Its Candi
da ten at the polls In the fall.
The speaker alluded to the recent
decision of the supreme court that
liquor might be expressed Into dry
territory and declared that It makes
local option no more than n farce.
At the morning session of the con
vention Ernest E. Taylor, state sec
retary, made an eloquent address on
the "Out to Win" campaign that
lias been started lu this state. This
v;is followed by discussion.
A permanent organization was ef
fected and the following otticers were
elected: O. L. Walters, chairman;
Kev. .1. II. Parsons, first vice presi
dent; Frank C. Sherrleb, second vice
president; A. T. Allen, secretary,
Leslie Liutler, treasurer. Delegates
were also chosen to attend the state
convention to be held In Portland
A delightful Valentine party was
given by the Young People's Sunday
Evening Club nt the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Hershuer last Wednesday
evening. The decorations, refresh
ments and games would have done
credit to people twice their years.
Kev. E. A. Harris Is accompanying
thetirand Master of the state In an
official visit through the southern
part of the state to the Odd Fellow
lodges at Halsey, Eugene, Koseberg,
Meilford ami Ashland, where lie will
give his lecture on "The (ienlus of!
the Ilrr.therhood." He will occupy j
pulpits In Ashland and Medford next j
Would Have IVlarliet Plan
Include All Northwest
Committees from Hood River, Rogue River and Cash
mere fleet at Portland and Hold All-Day Session
All Favor Arrangement Whereby Co-operation
Would Take in All Sections.
Committees from Kogue Klver,
Cashmere and Hood Klver met at
Portland Thursday and held an all
day's session at which the proposi
tion of combining the fruit districts
of the Northwest In a marketing ar
rangement was thoroughly dis
cussed. Those who participated In
the meeting are not yet prepared
to announce all that was accom
plished. Kesolutlous were adopted,
however, which Indicate that an ef
fort will be made to unite all the
fruit sections, If possible, Including
Yakima and Wenatchee. The reso
lutions were as follows:
Whereas, the committees from
Kogue River, Cashmere and Hood
Klver, In Joint session In Portland,
February 13, are unanimously In fa
vor of the cooperation of the large
fruit sections of the Northwest, and
Whereas, the tonnage represented
at this meeting Is only a small por
tion of the entire output of the
Northwest, therefore be It
Kesolved, that the committees give
this Information to the various or
ganizations which they represent
and recommend that permanent
committees be Immediately appoint
ed from Kogue Klver, Hood Klver,
Wenatchee and Yakima to consider
this question further, and that these
committees be urged to take up this
Important work at the earliest con
It Is understood that the sense of
the meeting was that the liest results
can be obtained only If nil the sec
tions are Included In the arrange
ment, whatever Its nature may lie.
As an outcome of the meeting It Is
lelleved that the tendency will be,
lor the present at least. to strengthen
the local union In every way possible
It having been demonstrated as a re
sult of the Investigation that the
union here Is getting In shape to do
excellent work In handling the crop
this year und It Is the opinion of
those connected most Intimately
with the Investigation that Hood
Klver will best protect her Interests
by strengthening the local organiza
tions, whatever arrangement may
be subsequently made with the other
Fire Department for
Heights Is Organized
New Organization Composed of Twenty-five Stalwart
Fire Fighters Is Affiliated with Organization of
City Proper Officers Are Elected and Plans for
Active and Systematic Work Are Hade.
At a meeting of the lire depart
ment held last week an atlillatlon
was effected between the newly-
organized Heights department and
the department representing the city
proper. Those from the heights
who were elected to membership In
the department Included the follow-
districts looking towards coopera
tion In marketing.
The committee from here which
attended the meeting at Portland In
cluded P. S. Davidson, W. IJ. Dicker
sou and Truman liutler. They will
make a full report to the stockhold-.
ers of the local union at an early
W. H. Lawrence has been sending
out to orchardlsts a bulletin which
reads In part as follows:
During the spring of 1010 fire blight
first made Its appearance in the
Hood Klver Valley and spread over
more than 3000 acres. At consider
able expense the disease has appar
ently been eradicated. There Is great
danger, however, that It may be
present In some of the orchards.
This Is the opportune time to get the
greatest results at the lowest cost.
Systematic and careful work will ac
complish the results. In order to
avoid expense and to give the county
the greatest service, this office re
quests each owner or person In
charge of fruit trees to carefully ex
amine each and eve ry one and report
any abnormal condition observed.
By this method the fruit inspector Is
also notified by the parties desiring
asslstuuce. In making the report
kindly give all the troubles you have
observed In both trees and fruit.
Now Is the time to examine every
tree. Let the Inspector know what
you have found as soon as you have
finished the work. Pe very cautious
not to overlook fire blight If It Is In
some of the trees. An epidemic of
this disease has been known to erad
icate the fruit Industry (pear) In
some of the most Important fruit
growing regions of the west. There
Is no proof that the same loss may
not occur In apple growing regions.
This section Is also admirably adapt
ed to the growing of the pear. We
must eradicate fire blight In order
that the pear may We grown success
fully. lug: K. M. Ilolmnn, W.J.Holman.
W. H. Shrum, H. Itangle. J. K.
White, XV. L. Carson. XV. L. Mctiarln.
A. K. Smith, H. Taylor, XV. K.
Carnes, K. Koontz. Kzra XVall, H. V.
Morse, J. II. Hunt, Frank Kootitz,
Harry Stutz, l.arl Holman. XVUllam
Haker, A. L. Carmtciiael, George XV.
Hunt and Allen Hart.
The annual election of otticers was
held and resulted as follows: Presi
dent, XXilliam Hanger; vice-president,
Koln'rt Husbands; secretary, Walter
Ford; treasurer, ('. S. Jones; chief.
William Uaugcr; assistant chief, XV.
II. McUuIre; foreman of Hose Com
pany No. One, K. It. I'erlgo; foreman
of Hose Company No. Two, W.
Coulter, foreman of the hook and
ladder company, A. L. ' lucent ; fore
man of the heights hook -ind ladder
company, II. Taylor; chief engineer,
K. M. Holm 111; plugmeii, F. C.
Wright and XV. I". Colby; tire mar
shals, K. T. Lewis and II H. Ualley;
marshal on the heights, Allen Hart.
In anticipation of the openlmff
dub rooms In the near future, w ,s
decided to purchase the uthli t;,- ,..ir
aphernalbi of the old athl il ' isi 1
atlon. , eommltti-e wis n'- u
pointed to arrange a ( : -tatuineiit.
The llewctt M. ivlng I t .ir- 1 ni
j pan v opened t' 1 1 g I li !- Mm
day night 11 ml pr'H'ii!i-d 1 1 t - - r mi
consisting ( ' m nhiiC p'ri'iri'i. m
Illllsliins .I'll i Mill I M 1 '1.1 I li'-
Hewetts n nni'ii iV- ',. '-v M ! .
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