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THE HOOD RIVER NEWS
Job Vr fating
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 24
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1912
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
SIEG CHOSEN MANAGER OF UNION
Local Co-operative Association Succeeds in Securing
Services of Eastern Fruit Man who Has National
Reputation in His Line Will Assume Duties Here
This Month Work on Big Storage Warehouse Is
Progressing and Building Will Be Completed in Time
for the Big Apple Crop This Fall.
Wllmer Sleg has lieen elected in a li
nger Of tln Hood Klver Apple (row
em Union. Announcement of Mr.
Mfr'm eh-Mlon which whm made the
Uiac r We week, wan received wuu
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Mr. Sleg I a man of long and suc
cessful experience, with a reputation
for ability which extend to moHt of
the large selling organization
throughout the country and espee
lully In the L'ast.
Mr. Sleg ha for the putt 24 year
lieen a niemtier of the A. Grossen
bach Company, one of the Urgent
wholesale fruit compnnle of the
Kant, with headquarter :it Milwau
kee. llehaH lieen general manager
of thin company, which has done a
large apple bu1 ness, dealing espce
tally In box apple during the past
Mr. Sleg' standing In the fruit
trade of the Kant I further hIiowii
by the fact that he wa elected presl
dent of the National league of Oom
mlHHlon Merchant and wa the only
man who held that otfice for two
term. The league Include In It
memlMTihlp most of the representa
tlve organization engaged In the
Imndllng of fruit throughout the
country. On account of occupying
thl ponltlon and because of hi long
connection with thl line, the Union'
new manager I Bald to be jiersonul
ly acquainted with a many. If not
more, men In the trade than any
other fruit handler In the country.
Thl I vouched for by the many tele
gram of ooiigratiibuloii which have
Isen received by the director of the
Union since Mr. Sleg' election wa
From a civic a well a a commerc
ial standpoint, Mr. Sleg' acceptance
of the position Is a distinct gain for
Hood Klver. Information which. ha
Ix-eu obtained shows that he ha
alway taken an active Intercut In
civic affair la Milwaukee and he ha
contributed actively to many of the
project which have added much to
Milwaukee' prosperity, lie I a
man of plcalng peronallty, possess.
Ing Hhrewd business sense and strong
Mr. Sleg ha traveled extensively
through the Northwet and ha
thereby acquainted himself with the
ail vantage of the different ectlon.
When nked to conlder the position
a manager of the local Union, he at
once spoke of the trong attraction
CHILD IS CRUSHED
IN WATER WHEEL
Caught lu a 2tl-horsc power water
wheel, the little six-year old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mr. .1. T. Nealelgh
barely ecaped death Sunday after
iiooii and It wa only through the
quick wit of her 1'-' year-old brother
that her life wa aved.
Several children were playing
around the water wheel, through
which no water wa panning at the
time. They had Iteen warned not to
turn on the water, but In thelreager
ne to show their playmate how
the wheel worked, ome of the older
children turned the water through
the lufceway. In the meantime the
little girl wa playing la the wheel.
Suddenly It Htarled and whe wa car
ried down anil crushed under (he
The lit tle girl brother, levt, nw
tier danger. He called lo hi play
mate to turn off the water, but they
could not vlng the gate agabiHt
the stream. He tried to lift the
wheel, biit could not. move It. Then
he ran to the dam and tore away
Hiilllclcnt earth to divert the water
from the Hlulceway, Then he ran to
the houe for help.
It wa found neceary to aw
away a portion of the wheel before
the child could In- taken out. She
wa Hcverely crushed, but an exami
nation dlcloed that no bone were
broken. Unle Internal Injurle de
velop, It I now believed that he
which Hood Klver had for him. He
admitted that he had hoped event
ually to make hi home In (lie Went
uud Htated that he would prefer
Hood Itlver over any other mccIIoii
which he hu v lulled.
The new manager will arrive and
take up the dutle of hi position
here not later than July 1.
Among the telegram of congratu
lation which the Union received
Monday were the following:
From Stelnhnrdt & Kelly: "We
heartily congratulate the Union on
iH'Ing able to Hecure the service of
Wllmer Sleg a manager. Sleg ha
been favorably known to u (or a
large number of year anil we know
nobody who could more ably ami
consclentously take care of the busi
ne of the Union than WtlmerSieg."
From J. 15. C'ancelmo, I hlludel
phla: "Congratulation on your
having Mecured Wllmer Sleg a liian
nger. Hope to handle a very large
quantity of lux apple tlii eaon
and expect to make thl our bautier
Crenshaw llrothors A: Saffold,
Tampa, Florida: 'Congratulation
upon election of Wllmer Sleg a man
ager of Apple Growers' Union. We
extend Mr. Sleg and Union our ls't
wishes for big thing. To tart the
ball rolling Mr. Sleg will plcnc book
u for future car of fancy, large, red
From ('. P. Ayer of ('. II. Love &
Company, Chicago: Congratula
tion upon having ecureil the ser
vice of ho able a man hi Mr. Wllmer
Sleg. Von have made no mlHtake."
From A. I). Call of lluffalo, N. Y.:
"My congratulation to you upon
having secured connection with one
o t lion Highly qualllied and compe
tent and with Mich an extended ac
quaintance a Mr. Wllmer Sieg for
manager, who will bean honor and
credit to your awHoclation "
From Alfr-d W. Otis of ItoMton:
"My congratulation on having ne
ciired ho able a man."
From Scobel & May of New York:
"Thank for your telegram announc
ing the election of our friend, Wllmer
Sleg, for your new manager. We ex
tend bent wlnhcHtoyou and Mill for
mutual huccchh. A In the pant, no
In the future we will do our bent for
Mr. Sleg and your unnoclutlon."
From S. O. Calmer of Mlnneapolln:
"We heartily congratulate your anno
elation on the election of Wllmer
Sieg a manager. In our judgment
you ha ve made a wine Detection nnd
we are ure Mr. Sleg will make good
In every way. Wenntlclpate for yon
a very natlnfactory neanon."
Many other congratulatory mes
sagen of similar tenor were received
from large eantern concern with
which the Union ha had bunlnen
Twenty-live available men were
considered by the director of the
Union before they selected Mr. Sleg.
Of the Week
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dlnnnpolls In (1 hours 21 minutes, creating n new world's record. Mexican federals under the command of Uciierul Hncitii tHk iKissession of the cities of
Jluilnea nnd Par rid after sharp skirmishing. John D. Ibxkefeller was a witness lu a suit brought against the Sluudard Oil company lu New York.
He wa the only one to whom the
ponltlon wa offered.
In the meantime the Union I spar
ing no effort In preparing to handle
the big fruit crop thl Full. Work
on the excavation for the new stor
age building will lie completed next
week, at which time construction
work will lie started. The structure,
which will be 40xIM feet In size, will
lucreanethe capacity of the Union's
building to 17.i,(XH) boxes
LOCAL TEAMS EACH
CAPTURE A GAME
Kuch of the local team won a
game Sunday, but the Heights, play
ing a double header with White
Salmon, lost the second of the two
game played on the local diamond.
The Hood Klver team played The
Halle at the latter place and, In a
clone game, carried off the honor by
the score of S-4. (illl and Large n
battery did effective work. Kent
started the hitting with a home run
In the (Irnt of the second. In the first
Kent Started the Scoring with a Homer
of the eighth Inning the team were
tied, each having made four run
in that Inning, however. Hood Klver
found The Dalle twlrler for a unru
lier of hit and brought In four run.
In the first game played here be
tween the Height and White Sal
mon the local won by the ncore of
" 0. The battery was Hart and
Hall, with Uroughton and Keefover
for White Salmon. In the second
game Tate and Hall were the local
battery and did some clever work,
but Tate wa given poor support In
the field. Overbaugh and Shearer
were the White Salmon battery dur
ing the siroud game. So far a the
batteries were concerned, the local
had the better of It, but error In the
Held lost thl game for the Height
by j lie wore of 4 :!.
The city team and the Height will
meet on the local ground next Sunday.
President Oonies of Culm requested President 'liift nut to Issue orders of Intervention until It w:is absolutely necess.iry. (Ie l:ir
Ing thnt Culm cculd overcome the uprising herself. tJencml M.mtengudo Is In cominiind if the federal forces mid Admiral
Hugo Osterhmm I In charge of the Ainerlcnn Meet. The C.erin.in cruiser Moltke, Itrenieu snd Stettin arrived in New York
hnrlior on their olllclal visit to thl country. Joe lmwson, drlvlaB n National enr, won the otHi mile Memorial ilav rue nt lu-
ican of Today
I Poor Specimen
I Pilgrim Ancestor;!
By Senator PORTER J.
M'CUMBER of North
r TTTTTT TtTTT T T T
ITEN I 8ee murderes3e3
the footlighta to assail our sense of decency, the MOIJ
SPIRIT RAMPANT, the muckraker TEARING
DOWN OUR BELIEF in business institutions, I prav
for a return to tho old pilgrim philosophy and their integrity of char
acter as tho only conservator of American liberties.
Our present tendency i3 to drift away from the ideals of self gov
ernment. The American peoplo must return to the CAL.M, SODER,
SELFCONTROL OF PILGRIM DAYS or conditions hero a hun
dred years henco would be analogous to tho social unrest manifested
in Europe today.
THE SPORTY AMERICAN OF TODAY IS A POOR SPECIMEN BE
SIDE HIS PILGRIM ANCESTOR. WHAT WE NEED MORE THAN
ANYTHING ELSE IS A SAFER, 8ANER AMERICAN CHARACTER. WE
HAVEN'T THE SAME REGARD FOR LAW AND ORDER. FOR LIVING
QUIETLY AND DECENTLY.
In every American city today is manifested this regard for the
superficial, for the flamboyant and the unstable things.
SOME LOCAL NOTES
FROM THE U. OF 0.
Sidney Henderson I the only Hood
Klver student to graduate from the
Udl versify thl yesr.
.1. Kllwood Luciey will probably
complete hi course th'.s summer In
the Summer School, he wa com
pelled to drop out th' tecoud semes
ter of thin, hi Setdor jeur.
Ixna Newton, who graduated from
Hood Klver In 'O'.t, rendered some of
the mont pleasing selection of the
evening nt a recital of the Unlvernlty
of Oregon School of Munlc held June
Karl (Inthank, recently elected edi
tor of the Oregon Kmeruld, I making
extensive preparation for a bigger
and better Umerald for next year.
Most of the Hood Klver students
nt the Unlvernlty will be home for
the summer vacation by Juue 1.
Mln Flora Uunham, the editor
elect of the Oregon Monthly for next
year, I developing plan for making
the fimt monthly next fall a cam
paign numlHT. Thl lnnue will be
out by the 14th of October and an
effort will be made to place n copy
In the hand of every voter of the
state before the November elections.
Will Cass, of Hood Klver, as the
only male member of the staff, will
be In charge of considerable of the
political portion of the lnnue.
W. I .,. Clarke, V. ('. Krock and I, on
Henderson have been appointed a
committee by the Commercial Club
to Investigate and report on the
state road bills to be voted on this
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LIFTED TO STARDOM behind
ODD FELLOWS HOLD
In memory of their departed broth
ers, members of Idlewllde Uodge, No.
107. I. O. (). I'., held their annual
memorial services at the Congrega
tional church Sunday eveulng. Mem
bers of the lodge attended the service
In their regalia and presented a line
appearance. Many of their friends
were also present.
Kev. U. A. Harris, himself an Odd
Fellow, conducted the services and
preached a sermon which was par
ticularly appropriate to I he occasion.
Ills theme wan "Keverence," ami In
an able manner he showed the need
whkh there Is for greater reverence
In tLls age when no many are Inclin
ed to treat of solemn matters in a
tltppunt way. He showed th" need
of this iiiallt. among children, who
do not have a proper regard for the
schools and other Institutions. He
also showed the need for It In the
social and political life of today, de
claring that there Is too great a ten
dency for every man to hold himself
up as being just as good as any oth
er man, no matter how superior In
wisdom the latter may be.
Mrs. Ilenney, accompanied by Miss
F.va Krock. rendered an appropriate
solo during the evening.
The committee which arranged the
service-Included I'.. S. Mayes. Arthur
Vincent and Ashley Wilson.
Frank Chandler. Mrs. A I. Mo-,
.1. K. Carson and Mrs. curl Hove
were among the Masons ami mem
bers of the I'.astern Star who attend
ed the convention In Portland this
Special Train to Bring
Elks to Sec This Valley
Opportunity Will Be Given Members of the Antlered
Herd who Flock to Oregon Next Honth to See the
Pearl of the Northwest--Local Committee Will
Entertain Several Hundred Brothers July 12th.
I'.lk who will (lock to Portland
next month from every state In the
country will le given an opportuni
ty to see Hood Klver Valley the
peurl of the Northwest -before tak
ing the train for home next month
The local herd ha been busy and It
was announced yesterday that their
efforts have been crowned with suc
cess, the O.-W. It. i N. Company
having consented to run a special
F.lks' excursion from Portland to
Hood Klver on Friday, July 12.
Here the visiting F.Ik, who will
doubtless number several hundred,
will be met by the local F-lks and
other citizen and will be shown the
valley by both automobile and rail.
The special from Portland will
probably arrive about 11 a. m. Ar
rangements will be made by the
local hotels and ladle' Hocletle to
provide them with luncheon.
The train will return to Portland
In time for the visiting F.Iks to attend
the grand ball there In the evening.
The local committee of F.Ik which
Is making arrangements for the re
ception of their brothers here Is a
Hood River's New County Judge
(Jeorge K. Castner, whose appoint
ment by Governor West ns county
judge was announced In the News
last week, took the oath of otlice the
!X K i)
GUOROi: K. CASTNLR
following day, his commission dat
ing from June 4. Mr. Castner has
been a resident of Hood Klver coun
ty for the past l years. He Is a na
tive of New York state. He moved
from that state to Michigan with
his parents when 17 years old and
remained there until coming to Hood
Ulver. He Is a veteraii of the Union
Army, having enlisted on the last
call, serving for several mouths In 'ii..
He has been fruit Inspector In this
county slni e '. and Is a man well
ipialliied to till the position to which
he has been appointed.
OF REAL ESTATE
The following sales of real estate
are reported (or the past week:
F. II. Irwin to Hiram I,. Irwin, un
divided one half of 2o acres In Oak
i irove section.
Tyler Carman to Fanny Carmau,
his wife, lot i:!. block 2, St ranahan's
S. M. Plowers to I'.thel Hansen, lot
2:1, block Klvcrvlew Park Addition.
I'rvln Kline nnd others to A White
head, 2" acres on W illow Flat.
Fred Hies and wife to .1. 1". Thomp
son. 2i acres at Furkdale, Jimoo,
I.ottl" May dolies to Flmer I'.
Mink, her Interest In a Ten In I p
Mathilda .lone and two,ns to
F.bner 1'. Mink, their Interest In same
John hu. ketl and Ife to I. l.
UavN, bl ai res on the Fast lde.
W. . M, hoi and wife to Charles
Hall, ti 1-1 ! 1 b feet of lots 1 and 2.
I I.ii kain.is I'lllei oinpaiiN toSelnri
M. Schemi-f 21' acres tn Upper alley.
The News tells It all.
representative fnie and Includes the
following: J. H. Fredrlcy. C. A.
Bell, .1. 15. Hunt, M. M. Hadlock.
Mayor K. (). P.lauchar and Charles T.
MAKES GOOD AS AN
AUTHOR AND ARTIST
Herman F,. Struck, on of Mr. nnd
Mr. Uud wig Struck, I achieving
success ns an author and artist. Mr.
Struck, who Is a graduate of the lo
cal high school, Is now following hi
profession In San Francisco. HI
many friend here have been much
Interested In reading a story en
titled "The Capture of the lk-sert
Witch," which Mr. struck contrib
uted to the June number of the
"Overland Monthly." This story,
which deals In the adventurous side
of Western life, Is Illustrated by two
products of Mr. Struck' brush. The
pictures as well as the story are full
of action and are ably executed.
LOCAL PLAYERS ARE
"CHAMPS" AT TENNIS
Several tennis players from The
Dalle spent Sunday 00 the local
courts. On their arrival at 1 o'clock
they were taken out to Mr. Fpplng's
for lunch. The matches were started
early In the afternoon, both on the
club courts In town and Mr. Kp
plug's court In the valley. The sets
were very close and the play exceed
ingly fast. The Hood Klver men
had n little advautage over the visi
tor la that they have had more
practice this season, so won most of
The score lu sets:
Dewltt and McKny leat Itlount
and Simmons four out of five set.
Itlount nnd Simmons won two out
of four sets from Fpplng and Pal
lard. Cram and Franz In-at Hopkins and
Ureen two out of three sets.
ram uud Franz won two sets
from Goode and Llttln.
shlnn and Weaver beat Goode and
I.ltten two out of three "ts.
Goode and I.ltten won two sets
from Smith and I.ucas.
Weaver and Uemmoti won two
out of three sets from Hopkins and
lA'tnmon and Thompson beat
Hopklus and Goode two sets.
Thompsoti and Shlnu beat Good"
and Llttln two sets.
Accompanying The Dalles player
were Mr. Lang. Mrs. Green, Miss
I'.ennett and Miss Smith from The
Dalles, and Miss P.oothbv from Port
land. The visitors left on the li:2i train,
having had a most ple-mant day.
They expect to entertain the Hood
Klver playrs In the near future.
WITH COVER CROPS
Professor Lawrence is conducting
extennl-e experiments this s'jmmer
with shade crops for the orchards.
Differ. -nt varieties of legumes are be
ing used In the experiment and the
professor will determine which of
the varieties give the best results
w hea used for shade and cover crops.
He secured a luge number of needs
and these have been planted In dll'fi r
I parts of the valley. Including the Up
'per Valley. The effect 1 if t he legumes
j on the sol! and t heir ellieleiiey tl.
trogen gatherers will be determined
J There has been some spray Injurv
t o t he lea ves during t he past couple
I of weeks, following the rains, and
j professor Lawn tiee is now study-big
I this Injury w It h a ie w to pre veil 1 1 11
' Its nvurranee.
; Mrs I lei rge II a dinger atld two
; lit tie sous w ent to I'orllmd vesler
May to bdt ft lends for -1 few das.
I'. '. l'oane. will li en otl t he I'.el
nioiit road. HMt-lv ampul it-d the
little linger of Ids I- M I, 111 I the Lot
; of t he week. 11 f his horsi s fell
Into a pit. Mr. D miie .t irie I to 1 ni
off the liarniss, w Ie 11 tin- lie- hor-i-
i suddenly jumped up and the kino-
' almost e ered the linger.