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THE HOOD RIVER tiZWS
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 14
HOOD RIVER, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1913
SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
White Salmon Growers
Are in Favor of Union
An enthusiastic meeting was held in
White Salmon by the White Salmon
Valley Fruit U rowers' Union lust week.
The matter under consideration was
the consolidation of the union with
the Hood Kiver Fruit Growers' Union,
National Apple Company of Hood Kiv
er, and the Davidson Fruit Company.
The combined district Is to be known
as the Greater Hood River division of
the North Pacific Fruit Distributing
Association. One reason given for the
unsatisfactory prices received for ap
ples this year was the poor distribu
tion of boxed fruit. Another point
brought out was the fact that shippers
put on the market early in the seaao.i
apples of the late ripening varieties
and of the extra fancy grade. These
apples were shipped East and were
in competition with apples of the
earlier varieties. Had they been held
in storage until their season, better
prices would have been realized. The
White Salmon vote was unanimous for
TWO EXPERTS WILL
BE STATIONED HERE
Two experts will be maintained here
for work in connection with the ex
periment station. This Ueclsioa was
reached at the conference held last
week bet've?n ine county court ;ied
Professors Cordley and Lewis pi Ihe
State Experiment Station. Oflicis
have been rented on I lie second floor
of the Heilbronner hulldmj and th
two experts will be stPt as soon as
possible from the O. A. C. One will be
a horticulturists and the ctuir a p.Vh
oloElst. An entymoloelal will also bo
sent here as occasion may demand.
Professor Lewis spent several days
here last week arranging for experi
mental work with cover crops In io.al
orchards. Professor Lewis is a
firm believer in the value of cover
crops and has been for a numbe,- ol
years. He will make a number of
demonstrations here and it is antici
pated that his work will be of great
value to local orcharding, who are
more favorably disposed towards cov
er crops than ever before.
Ily the arrangement made the state
appropriation of $3000 will be aug-
nynted by a fund of $2000 annually
appropriated by the county, making a
total of $5000 available for the experi
mental work. It Is regretted by quite
a number that Professor Lawrence
cannot be retained. In reality the
work he has been doing will now be in
the hands of three or four men, John
Castner having been appointed fruit
Inspector and the two men coming
from Corvallis, besides other O. A. C.
men who will make occasional visits
here to study various phases of the
CAPT. McGAN BUILDS
Capt. C. P. McCan, formerly of this
place, who recently purchased the race
track and grounds of the Washington
County Fair Association at Forest
Grove, has let the contract for the con
struction of a handsome club building,
upon which work will begin this week.
The structure will be situated near
the head of the home stretch and in
addition to olllce and clubrooms is to
contain a well appointed lunch coun
ter and dining room. The roof will
be of the gable variety with a wide
covered gallery running across the
front for the use of owners and their
families. A private stable containing
eight stalls, for the exclusive use of
Captain McCan's string, has been fin
ished and work Is proceeding upon 40
additional stalls for the uso of breed
ers and trainers. Plana have been
drawn for a unique entrance gate of
rustic design, upon which work will
begin within the next few weeks. The
Oregon Electric railroad has complet
ed a survey for a spur track, and this,
with a platform for the accommoda
tion of passengers, will be completed
by the first of May.
At the Other End
An irascible old gentleman was hav
ing trouble with his telephone. He
could hear only a confused Jumble of
sound, and, In exasperation he shout
ed Into the transmitter.
"Is there a blithering Idiot at the
end of this line?"
"Not at this end," came the re
sponse In a cool feminine voice.
For prompt delivery
Taft Transfer Company.
Consolidation. A selling force will be
organized by a larger organization to
handle the 1913 crop, an extensive ad
vertising campaign will be carried on
and a uniform pack will be established
for all divisions, including Wenatchee,
Yakima, Rogue River, Spokane and
Greater Hood River.
Those who attended the apple grow
ers' meeting Tuesday says the White
Salmon Enterprise came out of Odd
Fellows' Hall far more optimistic than
tney went in, for the speeches by
Davidson and Sleg, two of the best
shippers In the country, had told of
marketing plans which mean much for
the Northwest, and resulted in a res
olution by White Salmon Union mem'
bers to join the Hood River district
and become part of the North Pacific
Fruit Distributors Association, re
cently organized by Northwest grow
ers. The Hood River District will com
prise Hood River, White Salmon, Un
derwood, Mosler and Lyle apple dis
tricts and H. F. Davidson will prob
ably be its tepresentative. Mr. David
son is one of the three on the Execu
tive Committee and Mr. Robblns of
North Yakima is chairman and mana
ger of the association at a salary of
$10,000 a year. Hood River la federat
ing Its four apple shipping concerns
and it Is estimated that it will save
thereby over $35,000 the first year in
Roth gentlemen talked as masters
of the apple selling business. Mr.
Sleg pleaded strongly for co-operation
all along the line, saying that their
consolidation plans had as their fou na
tion the grower, a purely growers' or
ganization. He said it was a mistake
to have two Unions so close together
as White Salmon and Underwood and
they should get together.
Mr. Davidson covered much the
same ground, explaining the big sell
ing agency, one of the provisions of
which Is a charge of $15 a carload for
handling, which would come out of
and would offset local expenses for
the regular Union charge of 10c a fcox
telegraphing, correspondence, etc., In
"They are federating the Unions.
Now get busy on the churches," says
ihe White Salmon Enterprise. "Rev.
Tate of the Congregational church and
an apple grower of Hood River says
that if they will federate, which is
the sensible and the Christian thing
to do, he will be willing to close his
study door permanently and leave in
order to bring about federation. His
attitude is commendatory. Here Is a
church where there apears to be no
stumbling block in the way of a get
together movement. We may be
wrong on this church federation idea,
but It strikes us that if Christ were to
come to hue Salmon we would all
be flocking to hear Him, not caring
how we got there, nor where He spoke
and It ought to be as good to all get to
gether In His name right now. Christ
is religion, not creed nor dogmas nor
ecclesiastical leaders who tend to sep
arate instead of unite. Let's have this
unity. It Is as good for this old world
as It is in Heaven. As some one has
aptly said, the over-production of little
churches In small towns is more a
Btmggle for existence than a struggle
For the benefit of students who have
not sufficient means to meet their ex
penses at the college, a loan fund has
been established, upon which any wor
thy student might draw, paying the
money back when he has completed
his course, plus a small rate of Inter
est. At the present time there Is $1188
In the fund. President Kerr annoum ed
that R. A. Root he of Eugene, who es
tablished the fund, will pay an addi
tional $500 If the students raise $1000.
Toward this end the College Folk Club
will stage an entertainment, the pro
ceeds of which will be turned Into the
fund, and C. H. Chapman of Portland
will give a reading at Corvallis.
The pessimist who thinks all folks
are crazy because they do not agree
with him really has optlmlsMc mater
ial at hand In disguise.
Read the News. It tells It all.
MEN CAUGHT HERE
Two men, believed to be Chad wick
and Tracy, former employees of the
Northwestern Company on the White
Salmon dam, were arrested here by
I Sheriff Johnson Thursday on a charge
of highway robbery, alleged to have
been committed on William Clayton,
while the latter was riding In a box
car on a North Bank freight train be
tween Cascade station and Stevenson.
Clayton, who is from California and on
his way to Eastern Washington, had
$97.50, although beating his way.
When the train stopped at Ca-rado
station, the two men, who since the
Electric Company laid off its force,
have been living in a camp there,
boarded the train and finding Clayton,
went through his clothes and stole the
money. They dropped off the train at
Stevenson, but at the point of a re
volver, forced Clayton to remain on
the train. They then threw away
their blanket rolls, and crossed the
river on the ferry to Cascade Locks,
on the Oregon side. There they pur
chased tickets for Hood River.
Clayton dropped off the train at the
first stop and returned to Stevenson
to make the complaint, and the sheriff
at once left for Hood River on the
track of the two men. The descrip
tion given by Clayton of the men who
robbed him tallied with the descrip
tion given by the ferrymen of the
men he took across the river. They
were apprehended by Sheriff Johnson
as they got off the train here and
were later turned over to the sheriff of
CLUB OUSTS STATE
. At the annual election of officers of
the Multnomah Anglers' Club, R. E.
Clanton, Master Fish Warden of the
State of Oregon, was expelled from the
club. This action, it was announced,
wag taken because of the stand Mr.
Clanton had taken on House Bill 123,
which passed the recent Legislature,
allowing the Oregon City fishermen to
catch salmon with nets 500 feet from
the fish ladder. Heretofore the law
compelled the net fishermen to keep
1000 feet from the ladder.
The Multnomah club sent a deleea-
tion to Salem protesting against the
passage of this bill, but it was passed
The members of the Anglers' Club de
clared their belief that Mr. Clanton
was responsible for the bill's passage.
They appointed Dr. E. C. McFarland
to notify the Master Fish Warden of
Oregon that he was no longer a mem
ber of the club.
NEW SHOW HOUSE
FOR HOOD RIVER
It is being planned to erect a new
brick block on the Oak street property
of Sherman Frank opposite to the
Franz Hardware Company. The new
structure will be 100x100 feet and
probably two stories In height. Mr.
Frank has several propositions offered
him for a lease on the new building,
but has not yet decided which he will
accept. It is probable that an up-to-date
moving picture show house will
occupy a portion of the block. The
Bhow house will be built and fitted for
this purpose at the time of construc
tion and will have every convenience
of comfort and safety.
AID IS OFFERED BY
THE UPPER VALLEY
One of the first districts of the state
to volunteer assistance for the strick
en populace of the storm swept cities
of the East, was the Upper Hood River
Valley. When It became known that
there were thousands In lack of food
the call was Issued for volunteer con
tributions of potatoes, apples or other
was made. Word was sent down to
Secretary Scott of the Commercial
Club the last of the week that a car
load of provisions could be supplied.
The Mt. Hood Railroad volunteered to
transport the car over Its line free
of charge. The car was to have been
dispatched as soon as word came that
It could be used.
Grace U. 6. Church
Sunday School at 10 a. m., O. A.
Partis, superintendent. Preaching by
the pastor at 11 a. m.; C. E. at 6:30,
W. H. North, president. Discourse at
7:30 p.m., subject "Man's Mortgage
Lifter." Everybody welcome. J. B.
HEARING Oil PHONE
TOLL CHARGE HELD
The Upper Valley was represented
by a number of citizens at the bear
ing held at Hood River Monday when
the matter of the toll charge for phone
service to and from the Upper Valley
was up for consideration before the
State Railroad Commission. Ward
Cornell represented the Upper Valley
Progressive Association. Others who
testified Included Rea Babson, J. W
Simmons and J. F. Thompson. In the
course of the hearing it was suggest
ed that an arrangement which would
probably be satisfactory to all parties
would be toe harge a flat rate in the
Upper Valley of $1.60 a month, with
a limit of 15 calls to the lower valley.
For all in excess of this number there
would be a charge of not to exceed 10
cents a call. This was only a tenta
tive proposition to be considered by
the commission in the light of the oth
The telephone company testified
that the charging of tolls decreased
the flat rate charge and Improved ser
vice by restricting unnecessary con
versations to the lower valley. The
Upper Valley residents declared that
it constituted a hardship during the
berry and apple shipping seasons
when it is necessary to call Hood Riv
er frequently. After the hearing the
commission went over some of the
phone company's books In order to be
fully informed as to the revenue
from the Upper Valley system and to
determine upon what basis it can be
Ques. How are the new books se
lected? Ans. The list is made by the li
brarian and the book committee. The
library committee of each station is
invited to suggest books they may
wish or to send a representative to
meet with the committee.
Ques. Where are the books pur
Ans. Lists of book to be purchas
ed are sent to several dealers includ
ing the local dealers. The books are
t'hen purchased from the lowest bid
Ques. Of what does the library
Ans. Following are some of the
different subjects in the training
course: Cataloging, classification,
reference, book selection, library ad
ministration, children's work includ
ing work with schools, subject biblio
graphy, trade bibliography, library
news, notes and samples, history of
libraries, history of printing.
Ques. What! are the requirements
for entrance to a library school?
Ans. The New York State Library
School and Illinois State Library
School require college degrees for en
trance. The library course is two
years in length, making six years in
all. The degree Bachelor of Library
Science (B. L. S.) is given at the
completion of the course. Admission
to other library schools is by examina
tion In history, current events, litera
ture and German. The courses are us
ually one year in length. No degree Is
given at the completion of the course.
Ques. Where did our present li
brarian get her training?
Ans. She has the degree B. L. S.
from the Illinois State Library School.
Ques. What is the present cost of
Ans. Following are the County and
City Budgets :
Appropriation two-tents of a mill
amounting to $2000.
Traveling expenses and trans
portation of books 75
Printing and supplies 150
Snlnrles . .200
Miss Grace Stewart of the Belmont
district, who has been spending the
past year and a half In Minnesota, re
turned a few days ago.
GROWERS OF IDAHO
Idaho will be an important link in
the plan under way by fruit men of
the Northwest to handle the fruit crop,
judging from the enthusiastic meeting
at Boise last week of the state commit
tee of the "North Pacific Disributors'
Association. W. N. Yost, who attenl-
ed the meeting of the association at
North Yakima, where the assocttion
was perfected recently, appeared be
fore the Idaho growers at their meet
ing and outlined the plans. The report
of the meeting says:
Already 10,000 cars of apples have
been pledged to the North Pacific As
sociation for distribution next fall and
Idaho's many fruit belts will contrib
ute no small amount towards this
number. Fruit growers of Idaho are
enthusiastic and not only have they
pledged their crops this year, but have
become active members of the associa
tion. It is predicted that the North Paci
fic Association will be stronger than
the woolgrowers' association of the
West and bigger than the combina
tion of cotton growers of the South.
Every fruit section of Idaho Is to be
perfectly organized under the juris
diction of the association.
The Idaho sub-central committee
has set the dates for the various fruit
districts when organization under the
plans of the association will be con
ducted and fruit crops of the present
year will be pledged.
OF REAL ESTATE
N. W. Gray to M. E. Welch, part of
block 8, Winans' Addition, north and
east of Lovers Lane.
Elijah Chapman to Lizzie M. Wiley,
one acre south of town.
Frank E. Deem to Clara C. Bickford,
10 cres at Pine Grove.
United States to Joseph Erwin, 160
acres in Upper Valley.
United States Cashier Company to
Frank Menefee, lots 1, 2, 6, 7 and part
of lot 3, Roberts' Subdivision on East
R. J. Mclcaac to Charles T. Early,
160 acres In Upper Valley.
Howard P. Davis to Mart Horn and
Livis Horn, 30 acres at Oak Grove,
John Fulton and wife to Allen R.
Graham, lots 4 and 9, block 3, Cascade
W. V. Glasscock to C. A. Duncan,
15 acres east of Winans.
Anna B. Reed and husband to B. F.
Wall, 68 acres at Fir.
John A. Willis to Frledrich Peterson
lot 7, block 3, Ildewilde, $350.
BIG ORCHARD CO.
READY TO CLEAR
Frank P. Hough and H. L. Dean
who arrived here last week from Minn
eapolis, state that they are ready to
begin the clearing of a large block of
their 1120acre tract In the Green
Point district. Mr. Hough, who Is
president of the company, was here
for only a few days. However, Mr,
Dean, a graduate of the Maryland Ag
ricultural College, who Is superintend
ent of the company, will remain here
and have active charge of the work.
They expect to have over 100 acres
ready for orchard by the end of sum
mer. The new company plans to clear Its
land and to sell in small tracts, the
company caring for the tracts for a
period of from four to five years. Mr.
Dean, who Is accompanied by his wife,
expects to build in the Green Point
district. He Is at present making his
headquarters at the Hotel Oregon.
WOMAN'S CLUB ENTERTAINS
About thirty members of the Wo
man's Clubs of White Salmon and Un
derwood attended the last meeting of
the Hood River Woman's Club on
March 26. " The readings from Shake
speare by Mrs. Todd and Miss Green
of the Shakespeare Club of Portland
furnished a delightful entertainment
for the occasion which was enjoyed
by the hundred women present as well
as was the social hour and the refresh
ments which followed.
The next meeting of the club will be
held on April 9 and will be under
the supervision of the civic committee.
The Japanese Savings Association
of Hood Kiver was Incorporated last
week. It has a capital of $50.000.stock
to be sold in shares of $10 each. The
Incorporators are M. Yasul, T. Kuga.,
V. Oda and K. Chikuo.
Hope for Prompt Action
A meeting of the executive board
of the North Pacific Distributors was
held in Spokane Saturday and a form
of contract! was adopted for use be
tween the main organization and the
local sub-centrals in the different dis
tricts. The forms will be printed and
ready for execution In a few days.
If the different districts accept the
plan and sign up their product prompt
ly the organization will be prepared to
handle all kinds of fruits grown in
the four states covered, and as some of
these fruits will be moving within 60
days it is important that all of the
districts interested act at once in
eirher accepting or rejecting the pro
position, or in recommending such
amendments to the proposed plan as
they deem proper.
A charge of $15 per car for handling
was fixed and an additional charge of
1 cent per box on apples, pears and
At the request of the Commercial
Club the hearing on the proposed In
crease In rates for electric service was
postponed by the Railroad Commis
sion Monday until Monday, April 21.
The club feels that citizens are inter
ested to an extent which justifies the
club in taking part in. the hearing.
Secretary Scott appeared for the club
Monday; Attorney John F. lng for
the Hood River Gas & Electric Com
pany and N. C. Evans for the Hydro
Electric Company. The companies
made no objection to the postpone
ment The commission suggested that in
the meantime the representatives of
the Commercial Club and electric com
panies get together and thresh out
the matter as far as possible. The
commission would then confine the
hearing to points of disagreement.
The commissioners were all here
Monday Frank J. Miller, Thomas K.
Campbell and Clyde B. Aitchison.
JURORS ARE DRAWN
County Clerk Hanson has drawn the
list of jurors to serve at the term of
court which will convene on April 7.
The list follows:
E. Reeve Claxton, A. J. Trow, J. A.
Davidson, V. C. Brock, D. D. Ballard,
S W. Arnold, A. S. Day, F. H. Blagg.
J. R. Johnson, O. M. Bailey, C E. Gove,
M. Hawthorne, W. H. Davis, G. C.
Gladen, J. H. Gill, F. J. Howard. Wil
son Fike, C. F. Gilbert, Henry Lage,
W. L. Clarke, G. S. Johnson, W. D.
Allen, H. P. Allen, A. Hukari, C. B.
Jensen, J. D. Day, L. M. Blowers, C. K.
Benton, E. L. McClain, Robert Orr and
A. B. Coulter.
An organization is being effected
throughout the state to invoke the
referendum upon the university appro
priation measures passed at the last
Legislature and to initiate a bill to
consolidate the State University at
Eugene with the O. A. C. at Corvallis.
The purpose of the referendum on
appropriation measures Is to permit
the further improvements on the
grounds by the addition of new build
ings until a consolidation can be effect-
d. The movement is receiving strong
impetus in Hood River.
CHAPLAIN IN PRAYER
In a prayer to the Almighty last
week the Rev. Seaborn Crutehflold,
chaplain of the State Senate of Ari
zona prayed that God might chasen
newspapermen and other busybodies,
who, he declared, wore stirring up
strife between the two houses of the
Legislature. This is certainly a com
pliment to the efficiency of the mem
bers of the Third House.
V. T. Beauregard's insurance has
already been paid by the Milwaukee
Mechanics Company represented hero
by J. M. Culbertson & Company. The
company made a prompt adjustment
the loss on Mr. Beauregard's house,
which was destroyed by fire.
strawberries and one-half cent per
box on all fruit packed in smaller
packages for a specla 1 advertising
fund to be kept separate and used ex
clusively for advertising and introduc
It was agreed that unless practical
ly all the districts accepted the plan
as now proposed or as It might be
amended that the movement would be
abandoned and we will have a few
more years of demoralization such as
the season we are now finishing ex
cept that as the production Increases
conditions will be proportionately
The plan of the executive committee
is that each district will maintain its
identity, ship its product under its
own label, have its product marked
through established trade as far as
possible and do its packing according
to the rules adopted by the Distribu
No district would lose anything K
now has of value and would hive
the benefit of wider and more econom
ic distribution at the lowest possible
cost. The local organizations will be
to much less expense and can well af
ford to pay the $15 charges out of
their present charges and make a
saving by so doing as their expenses
will be lessened more than this
amount, the main object being to
avoid the disasters of glutting some
markets while others are not supplied
to encourage legitimate profits by
good and responsible dealers and to
eliminate all unnecessary profits and
The concern will be whatever the
growers wish to make it.
H. F DAVIDSON,
Director of Hood River District.
MASS MEETING WILL
In order that all may vote intelli
gently upon the library proposition to
be submitted at a' special election
Thursday, April 10, a mass meeting
will be held next Tuesday evening,
April 8, at the Commercial Club. May
or E. O. Blanchar will preside. All
legal voters, women as well as men,
are invited to the meeting. There will
be a number of speakers and com
plete information will be given con
cerning the purpose of the election
and the Intentions of the library com
mittee. The election will be held with a view
to amending the city charter so as to
authorize the council to incur an In
debtedness not to exceed $7000 for li
brary and park purposes. Figures
have been compiled which show that
the burden to the individual taxpayer
would be small. The assessed valua
tion of Hood River City is $2,050,550.
The additional tier of lots would coBt
$4,000. The cost per $1,000 of assess
ed valuation, if paid for in cash, would
be 19' cents. If bonded for it would
cost less than one and one-fifth cents
The Woman's Club, which has been
active in working for the library and
park, is planning au active campaign
ad it is believed that public sentiment
wll prove overwhelmingly In favor of
GUARD PUBLIC FROM
In order to eliminate as far as pos
sible danger to the public while In
public halls and amusement resorts.
the council at Its meeting Monday con
sidered an ordinance which requires
that every place of public gathering
In the city shall provide sufficient exits
In case of fire and that each one shall
be plainly marked. The council has
already seen to It that all public build
ings In the city are equipped with fire
escapes and this Is a further step to
wards eliminating the ever constant
danger from fire in public halls. The
ordinance passed its second reading.
Card of Thanks
We w ish publicly to express our deep
gratitude for the kindness shown us by
neighbors and friends In our emer
gency. We met with a serious loss
In the burning of our house, but
through the generosity of our towns
men, we are helped In our present
need, and encouraged to build up our
home again. Our hearts are warmed
by so tniirh uulookeil for helpfulneHU,
and we thank one and all.
V. T. Beauregard and family.