The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 08, 1910, Image 1

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Do you need Good Rubbers? gJ yQ
The only Rubber warranted to wear. NOT MADE BY A TRUST
J. C. Johnsen, The Shoe Man
Hood River, Oregon
uo you want 10 ouy
Orchard Property
Hotel Oregon Bldg.
For Sale
1 1 acres under cultivation
5 acres in apples, Spitz and
Newtowns, 3 and 4 years
Water free for irrigation.
Good 7-room house. One and
one-half miles from town.
Near school.
An opportunity to buy a
good place at the right
price. $7,000.00. Terms.
D. E. RAND, Owner
Phone 328 X
Christmas Holiday
City of
Via The
Southern Pacific Company
December 11th and 12th, 1910
San Francisco, Dec. 14, 1910
rwistine of Observation Car, Pullman Vestibuled Sleeping Cars, Smok
fnTcar an,lDin n8 Car will leave Third, and Townsend Street,. Sau
Francisco via the Coast Line. The excursion is run under the ausp.ces
of the Suthern Pacific, National Lines of Mexico, Internat.onal and
Great Northern, G. H. and S. A. and Santa Fe.
$104 From Portland $104
Correspondingly low rates from other O. R. & N. and S. P. points.
InterSg side trips on the return trip, including the Grand Canyon,
mav to S. Final return limit 60 days from date of sale ,Eiu,Pmhennt
Tn this train will be limited and no more passengers w.ll be taken than
CB ferTr'ther and illustrated booklet on
"Mexico" call on any 0. B. & N. or S. P. Agent or write to
WM. McMURRAY, General Passenger Agent, Portland.
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We have for sale and can show you orchard lands in all stages of development
from the raw sate to the full bearing orchards, including some of the fines!:
bearing orchards in the Hood River Valley. If you want to see the besl
properties on the market at the mosl reasonable prices, let us show you and
you will be convinced.
N & Fl
Transfer and
Livery Co.
j j The World's Prize
are grown on land that we are selling.
For a limited time we are offering some of
the besl East Side properties at prices
much below the market. You can save
several thousand dollars by buying land
this Fall. See us when you want the besft.
J. H. Heilbronner & Co.
The Reliable Dealers
X Davidson Building
H-H .M..H"H"M"H-t"I"H"l i H i M
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Hood River, Oregon
Nichol . HadlocK
High Class
Orchard Lands and
City Realty
Basement Brosius Bldg Phone 98
Bentley, the Builder
Christmas Shopping
Made Easy
We have made elaborate preparations for this
season's holiday business. Our stock is very com
plete in all lines, especially in the medium and popular
priced goods, while at the same time we have not
As usual we maintain our high standard of quality
and invery case OURS will be found to be the very
best in their class. Our prices are just a LITTLE LOW
ER than can be obtained elsewhere for like quality.
F. H. Coolidge
Winning Apples
Hood River.Oregon f
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Hood River, as Usual, Carries Off About
All the Prizes at the Portland
Apple Show.
"If Hood River and Mosier had not
been represented at the meeting of the
State Horticultural Society at Port
land last week, the exhibition of ap
ples would have been rather slim ami
of very ordinary quality," remarked n
Hood River man after his return.
As usual, Hood River took all the
prizes for which she competed, at the
Portland show. The Hood River ex
hibit of over 600 boxes was the attrac
tion of the show, and when it came to
the awards, it was mostly a contest
between the different Hood River
growers rather than any outside com
petition. The Mosier exhibit was in
our class, but was ruled out on ac
count of size, the apples being too
large according to the rules laid down
by the judges. We lost out on the
three box Spitzenburg exhibit for
the same reason.
It was the best show that Portland
ever had. The location in the heart
of the city was a great factor in swel
ling1 the attendance, and the advertis
ing' which the show received through
the city papers each day aroused much
Hood River maintained her reputa
tion against all comers as was ex
pected her, and it any doubt remained
in the minds of the people from any of
the other districts which claim to
grow apples "as good as Hood River"
they ought to be convinced. An im
provement was noted in the quality of
the pack from some of the other dis
tricts, however, and emphasizes the
fact that Hood River must keep up
the lead in the future. A close imi
tation of Hood River methods is mak
ing an improvement in all the box
apple sections. Our pack can be
closely imitated, and we will have to
maintain out lead not only on pack,
but color, size, grading and keeping
qualities. We cannot afford to lose.
I he exhibition of the Hood River
exhibit at Portland alongside the ex
hibits from other sections will do
much good in an advertising way.
While the majority of the attendance
was trom Portland and of a class
which are not particularly interested
in tne different fruit sections, yet
there were a good many strangers and
others particularly interested in seek
ing new locations who will be con
vinced that Hood River can deliver
the guods.
The following is the list of prizes
awarded :
Sweepstakes First prize, G. R. and
John Castner, of Hood River, $250;
second prize, The Dalles Business
Men's League, $175; third prize,
Hillsboro Hoard of Trade, $25.
Louis W. Hill prize of $250-Won
by The Dalles Business Men's League.
Howard Elliott prize of $250 -Won
by Hillsboro Board of Trade.
Twenty-five box lots First prize,
Lawrence & Smith, Hood River, $100;
second, F. C. Dethman, Hood River,
$75; third, L. A. Herman, Hood River
$50; fourth, J. L. Carter, Hood River,
Best five boxes (not more than two
boxes of each variety) First, Law
rence & Smith, Hood River, $50;
second, Peter Mohr, Hood River, silver
medal, third, J. L. Carter Hood River,
bronze medal.
The prizes awarded for the bent
single boxes of given varieties were
as follows:
Best packed Willamette Valley 1st,
H. O. Rumbaugh, Albany; second, I).
C. Van Dorn, Dayton ; 3rd, Ernest
Olson, Gresham.
Best box Spitzenburg 1st, Peter
Mohr, Hood River; 2nd, F. A. Sho
gren, Moiser; 3rd, M. M. Hill, Hood
Best box Yellow Newtowns -1st,
Lawrence & Smith, Hood River; 2nd,
F. P. Friday, Hood River; 3d, R. A.
McCully. Hood River.
Best box .Jonathans 1st W. Fike
Hood River; 2nd, H. Struckmier,
Thomas; 3rd, B. Lois, Beavcrton.
Best Jbox Jof Baldwins 1st, Home
Orchard Company, Hood River; 2nd,
H. Struckimer, Thomas; 3rd, K. T.
Chase, Mosier.
Best Baldwin grown west of Cas
cades west of Hood River County 1st,
F. L. Waite, Eugene; J. Beebe,
Eugene; 3rd, 1). C. Van Dorn, Dayton.
Best Ben Davis 1st, Epping &
Rahles, Hood River; 2nd, L. E.
Clark, Hood River; 3d, B. Leis,
Best box Arkansas Blacks -1st.
Lawence & Smith, Hood River; 2nd,
Ed. F. Reeves, Mosier; 3d., I). C.
Van Dorn, Dutyon.
Best Grimes Golden -1st, Henry
Struckmier, Thomas; 2nd, W. K.
Newell, Gaston.
Best box of Hydes King-1st,
Lawrence & Smith, Hood River; 2nd,
Epping & Rahles, Hood River.
Best Northern Spy- 1st, Epping &
Rahles, Hood River; 2nd, H. F. Mo
Cormick, Eugene; 3rd. W K. Newell,
Best Winter Banana -1st, Hume
Orchard Company, Hood River; 2nd,
W. Walther, The Dalles.
Best UolHous -1st, W. E. Sherman,
Hood River.
Best Gano 1st. Lawrence & Smith,
Hood River ; 2nd, B. Leis, Beaverton ;
3rd, Ed F. Reeves, Mosier.
Best Kings -1st, D. C. Van Dorn,
Dayton; 2nd, H. G. Rumpaugh, Al
bany. Best Red Cheek Pippins-lst, John
Ross, Mosier; 2nd, D. C. Van Dorn
Dayton ; 3rd, B. Leis, Beaverton.
Best Rome Beauty 1st, W. K.
Newell, Gaston; 2nd, J. F, Danger
field, Scappoose; 3rd, F.A.Gregory,
Best Vanderpool Red -1st, H. G.
Rumbaugh, Albany.
Best Winesap-L. E. Clark, Hood
Fifty dollars offered by Hood River
Commercial Club for Hood River
apples :
Best box Spitzenburgs-lst M. M.
Hill, Hood River; 2nd, L. E. Clark,
Hood River; 3rd, W. Fike, Hood
Best box Yellow Newtowns 1st,
Home Orchard Co., Hood River; 2nd,
W. Fike, Hood River; 3rd F. P. Fri
day, Hood River.
Special best box any variety First,
0. H. Ehrck. Hood River; second,
James Carnentor. Mosier.
Special best box of any variety
grown out oi uregon r irsi, ii. t
Lamb, Woodland, Wash ; sceond, Wil
liam H. Aherns, White Salmon.
Best five boxes of Spitzenburgs
First J. L. Carter, Hood River, $50;
second, F. A. Shogren, Mosier, silver
meuai; third, I'eter Mohr, Hood
River, bronze medal.
Best five boxes Yellow Newtowns
First, Home Orchard Company, of
Hood Rvier, $50; second, F. B. Fri
day, silver medal; third, F. C. Deth
man, bronze medal.
Best three boxes of Spitzenburgs -First,
Fred Jacobs, $25; second, Law
rence & Smith, Hood River, silver
medal; third, J. L. Carter, bronze
Best three boxes of Ortleys First,
Peter Mohr, Hood River, $20; second,
Butterfield Bros., silver medal.
Best three boxes of Wageners- First,
John Hake!, Hood River, silver cup,
value $20; second, H. G. Rumbaugh,
Albany, silver medal.
Best three boxes in Mosier district
First, McCargar & Nordby, Mosier
$20; offered by Portland Hotel;
second, F. A. Shogren, Mosier, silver
medal; third, James E. Carpenter,
Dayton, bronze medal.
Best three boxes in Willamette
Valley First, Edwin Hamer, Salem,
$20; second, N. C. Jorgenson, Salem,
silver medal; third, D. C. Van Dorn,
Dayton, bronze medal.
Best two boxes, one of each variety
C. J. Tidcombe, of Scappose, $20;
second, N. C. Jorgenson, Salem, silver
medal ; third, J. Beebe, Eugene, bronze
Prizes offered by the Corvallis Com
mercial Club for the various exhibits
from Benton County were awarded a
follows: Best box of Spitzenburgs,
Baldwins, Northern Spys, Kings,
Wagoners, Ben iDavis, and best decor -aUd
box H. G. Rumbaugh, Albany,
$5 each.
Lane County awards were: For the
best box in Lane County : First, F.
L. Waite, Eugene, $10; second, J.
Beebe, Eugene, $5.
For Linn County the awards were
Best exhibit, Albany Commercial Club,
$35; second, Henry Struckmeir,
Thomas, $15.
Prestdent Atwell's Address.
Thu past year has been an unusually
prosperous one tor Oretton I rait grow
ers, t'ruiies mid applet have yielded
abundently. Prices have liedi good,
especially of prunes. Apple iiiarkvU
east, have been dull, owing to luck of
concert among shippers.
Interest in uppie tree planting has
been great throughout entire Pacific
Northwest. Many large areas have
been purchased and sub-divided for
that purpose. Extent of such exploita
tion litis led to frequent suggestion!) of
over-production of applet.
It is a pertinent puesiion, me that
we should not avoid, ll is however,
an old question, one that is raised,
whenever there is extraordinary activ
ity in any line of production. I do not
think we need feel apprehensive on this
subject. Generally speaking, it m:iv
be suid that there has never lieen mum
than temporary over-supply of any
staple. Apples are as taple. Moreover two
facts.'may be cited parctially to allay our
(ears' one, that thousands of acres are
being planted which ought not to be
planted, and which will never seriously
figure in market; the other, 'hat pro
duction of best apples calls (or qualities
of character which all do not posses'.
In spite of these conditions, howover,
and in view of immense plan ing now
going on, or in contemplation, over
production will soon confront iiJ. unless
a wi ll coiisodrred system of marketing
is provided Probability that Ill s will
be effected affords strongest bunts of cm
lidmice that over-production will not
In this connection it seems to me
thnt investment of large capital, in ex
ploitation of apple lauds, in an en
couraging bign, rather than otherwise.
Largo CHiiiUl can accomplish, in or
ganized and co-operation, what great
numbers of snail umirators. ucling in
dependent,, can not accomplinli. More
over, such investments lead to group-
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uig oi uiokc eiigHgt'u in muni! miu oi
production. This grouping renders co
operative effects comparatively easy. It
makes possible practice ot unci, Dull
ness methods as will insure most sala
ble product, and most efficient distri
bution thereof. One who wishes t en
gage in apple-growing should bear this
fact in mind, lie should stuv out of
the industry unless be is sure that
large number of his neighbors intend
to grow apples. Time if ill soon come
w hen the isolated grower will be out of
the race.
It seems to me vitally important that
a comprehensive selling organization be
worked out before output from tlie
orchards bein to feck outlet. Present
time is none too early. Sufficient acre
age is now bearing to give such organ
ization plenty to do.
1 believe a well-ulgh perfect model
for such organization is presented In
California Fruit Growers' Exchange, to
which I have often alluded ou this floor
and elsewhere. Opportunity wasofford
ed me, during a visit in California lust
winter, to study its operations in some
California Frnlt Urowern' Exchange
ships about sixty percent of thu citrus
fruits of California. Growers, whose
fruit it handles, number about (our
thousand, and are scattered over ter
ritory five hundred miles long. It
has sold fifteen million dollars worth
of fruit in a year, without losing a
penny in collection. It spends fifty
thousand dollars a year for advertising
California fruits, pays its mauager
eight thousand dollars a yeur, and lias
several eastern representatives, at
annual salaries of five thousand dollars.
It has secured reduction in freight
rates east, and increase of tariff on
lemons. All this it has accomplished,
at an expense to growers never reaching
three per cent of grom sales.
These results are apparently so re
markable that I trust you will allow
me to refer to somo details of their sys
tem. The unit of organization of Cali
foini.'i citric fruitgrowers is the local,
co-opera. iive association, of which there
are about ninety. The local associa
tion picks and packs its members' fruit
and labels it with its individual associa
tion brand.
Above the local associations are thir
teen incorporated district exchanges,
each having a capital of only one dol
lar, and each composed of representa
tives of local associations within a cer
tain district.
Each of the thirteen district ex
changes elects a delegate to the general
exchange, the corporation known as
California Fruitgrowers' Exchange.
The only stockholders the latter has are
these thirteen delegates from district
exchanges and these thirteen consti
tute its board or directors, inus it
will be seen seen that the organiza
tion which is accomplishing the vast
results I have mentioned is not a pri
vate company but a cooperative ma-
All the Balance of the Old Ticket is
Re-elected -Hardest Fought
Election in Years.
Mayor McDonald went down to de
feat at the city election Tuesday, owing
to the combined efforts of the opposi
tion centered upon him, making use of
personalities where effective, and ig
noring the water question almost en
tirely. Mayor McDonald and the ad
ministration ticket stood for re-election
entirely on the water question and the
improvements of streets and other
matters which are under way, while
the opposition, more "especially the
private water company interests, used
every method, including scurrilious at
tacks on individuals and "mud sling
ing" to gain their point.
The result gives the opposition a
mayor and one councilman. This may
result in a change in some of the ap
pointive officers of the city, it being
the prerogative of the mayor to make
new appointments if he sees fit, sub
ject to the confirmation of the council.
The election was the hardest fought
political battle which the city has
had in years. It was mostly a "gum
shoe" campaign, there being no public
meetings and but little public work in
the way of circulars through the mails.
The result of the election still leaves
the city government in good hands,
and it is to be hop 'a that the new ad
ministration will work together har
moniously for the good of the city.
The following is the vote:
D. McDonald 20t
E. II. Uartwg 218
; . voi'NcaMKN :
F. C. Brosius 230
Geo. I Slocom 192
L. II Hugirin 242
II. O Smith 2IH
C. K Marshall 197
J. A. Sir.innliitii ,,.,.100
K. . Itlanchar 23
0. A.Casn 18
H. B. l-aiigille 210
A. T. Allen 206
chine, controlled by representatives
chosen by the great body of individual
growers, acting in local assoc'ations.
It charges no commision, makes no
profit, and does the businesa of four
thousand growers at actual cost.
Cars rackel by local eisociations,
whethtr in San Diego or Sacramento,
are shipped on order bv tolephone from
office of general txchanie, are con
signed to latter at point where it has a
representative, and proceeds of salei
are rendered direct to shipping associa
tion. 'In this system advantages of superior
fruit and pack, and use of local brand,
are preserved to the local association.
Advertising and marketing are central
ized in a body that can command suffi
cient funds and brains to secure the
greatest efficiency and widest know
ledge of market conditions.
Is there any peculiarity In the -climate
of California that makes such
business organization impossible to
apple-growers of the Pacific North
west? I mhould like to see action
taken at this meeting looking toward
the organization of such a system here.
We may congratulate ourselves that
the Lufean apple box bill, which con
tained so much of menace to apple
growers of the Pacific Coast, has been
laid on the congressional table. I
fear, however, that the respite is but
temporary, and that similar legisla
tion will be urged in the next congress.
In this connection, permit me to read
an extract from a letter which I re
cently received from Representative
Willis C. Hawley. Mr. Hawley sayi:
"In compliance with the suggestion
made by you recently relative to the
Lafean apple box bill, I respectfully
suggest that, while the bill is at
present laid on the table, and I do not
believe any attempt will bo made to
revive it at the coming short session of
Congress, such an attempt may be
made at a future congress, as there is
a powerful interest behind the bill. It
seems advisable to me that the horti
cultural interests of the Northwest
should adopt plans for concerted ac
tion, either entirely to defeat any
measure of that nature, or to submit
in lieu of the present bill, a substitute
measure. At present I understand it
is the desire of the fruit-growing in
terests of the Northwest to have no
legislation on the subject, and I shall
endeavor hereafter to defeat any such
measure in the same manner as I did
the Lafean apple box bill, with the co
operation of our growers, but it may
be advisable to be prepared with a
substitute measure."
Apple-growers of the throe Pacific
Coast states, as well as those of Idaho
and Colorado are vitally concerned in
preventing legislation adverse to the
system of packing and labeling, on
which prosperity of our apple industry
rests. It is a matter in which every
association engaged in interstate ship
ment of apples should take a wide
awake interest. 1 should be glad to
see you take some action, at this ses
sion, tending to bring together all such
associations into militant alignment
against such adverse legislation.