The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, April 17, 1913, Image 8

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! At the Cera
hot cakes, made with
ROYAL Baking Powder
arc delicious, health
ful and easily made.
New York, April 10, litis.
Editor Glacier: 1 am in receipt of a
clipping from a llf od Kiver newspaper,
which piotes Mr. Hoot's criticism of
llooil Kiver apples which found tlii'ir
way to New Yoik markets Ho-' wirrlt r.
Jn view of the ail-ril.sorhihg interest
attached to this jmrt iiul;ir phase of ttie
proposed umnlttninat'oi., may I ai-k fnr
the privilege "t a low remarks on my
own ohserv::tioh'.'
I am a i ed - in-the wool ai.d jatd
wide ht 1 if v r in the in-nclici lit results
ohtaineel fron' eating upples. ror
years 1 have eaten two, tliree and rrwre
npilfl daily. Strictly speaking, ti c
fact that 1 own a ranch in llm.d Kiver
is directly traceable to this predilection
for the apple. For, in former years,
whenever 1 asked the fruit dealer,
"Where do the best applet come from?"
he would promptly say, "Krom Hood
Itivcr, Oregon." And when I finally
got sufficiently interested tu look more
closely into the matter, and put the
same question to the large eommisHion
houses, mid the unswer was invariably
"from Hood Kiver." And the apples
pent out from Hood River certainly did
bear out the information in every in
stance. I'aek, grade, color, everything
was perfect. Next, I determined to
ascertiin tlio cause of this remarkable
fame of Hood Kiver as an apple grow
ing loeulity. I soon realized that very
good apples were being raised else
where, in Washington, in Virginia, in
fact in my own state of New York.
Hut nowhere did the growers enjoy so
perfect an organization as in lined
And thus, in spite of the excessive
prices charged for Hood liiver land as
compared to prevailing prices in Vir
ginia or New York slate, 1 bought my
ranch in the Middle Valley. I argued
that although I could secure equally
good apple lard in New York state at
one-third, or one-quarter, of Hood
Kivcr's prices, I probably would never
live to see the day, when the product
of my New York orchard would be
handled by an organization such iih I
found in Hood Uiver; and that in con
sequence, 1 could never hope to realize
one half hh much for my New York
product as for my Hood Kiver product
despite the enormous difference in
freight charges. I dare say that the
majority of eastern people who now
own Hood Kivre ranches were uetuated
by similar motives.
Hut if 1 had not looked into the apple
ranch proposition until this or last
winter, I certainly should not have
been tempted to even pay Hood Kiver
a visit on a possible inspection tour.
For and it pains me to state the cold
factthe majority of Hood Kiver packs
which came under tny observation were
beneath criticism. Like Mr. Knot, 1
again and again have seen apples
marked "Extra Fancy" which in the
east would be fed to the pigs. On the
other hand, 1 have not come across a
Hinglo box of tipples raised elsewhere
which did not come up to the highest
standards concerning pack, color, uni
form size, etc. As a BUre and swift
retribution, the average dealer, com
pelled by bis customers, has "changed
about face" and is now tillering for
Bale, line, very line, apples mined part
ly in other parts of Oregon, but princi
pally in other slates. Upon inquiry, he
will inform you that his customers no
longer will accept the Hood Uiver
product. Of course, there are excep
tions; thus, for instance, hut yester
day, 1 bought some Hood Kiver valley
Yellow Ncwtowns, winch were marked
"Special" anil packed by the fruit
growers' association, which fully caint
up to the old Hood Uiver standard.
(I'arentheticallv, 1 ought to state ric,ht
hero, that none of the poor stull 1 saw
Hero had been packed by the ussocin
1 said above, that I certainly would
riot have settled in Hood Kiver h
keen such poor npplea from the valley
earlier. 1 will go farther ninl add,
that 1 most surely will sell my ranch
even at a loss, rather than remain in a
community which is so blind to its own
interests, as to throw to the winds that
precious distinction of being the "arin
tocratic ' apple producing dihtrict of
the world as though such tlist inction
were jutst so much rubbish. This does
not mean to say that Hood Kiver can
not worry along without me. Hut it
does mean that unless old standards
are re established, and that right soon,
the earnest ulfnrts of the Commercial
club in inducing desirable, w ide awake
people to locate in Hood Kive r must of
necessity be defeated.
r to be still more to the point; it
means that 1, personally, who have
been si iging the praises of Hood Kiver
and its apples on every possible and
impossible occasion, can no longer
conscientiously do bo. 1 note that Mr.
Hoot feels as 1 do. Very likely, there
are many others in a similar unpleas
ant frame of mind. And can a com
inunity thrive when its wn members:
have lost their enthusiasm?
Sincp locating in Hood Kiver a year
Mid a half ago, I have spent thousands
of dollars tn iniprovemens, etc., most
of which money remained right in Hood
Kiver. If I remain, 1 undoubtedly shall
upend many thousands more, before my
apple trees come into bearing. By in
lerence, then, tins is not only a ques
tion of successful or unsuccessful apple
raising; rattier, :i is a vital questior
for the whole valley, the whole com
munity, for every merchant, every
mechanic, every laborer, every bank,
every hotel, 'lake the fame of Hood
Kiver away and what have you left? A
lot of mortgaged ranches, on which the
poor ranchman can't even pay the in
terest, much less pay oil" his mortgage;
Mores which can't pay expenses ; ho
tels, which go into the hands of the
receiver, etc. Hut it is not too late to
call a halt! Even now, the clerks (not
the owners) at the fruit stores will tell
you that his line Wenathte am) Y'akima
npples are from Hood Kiver, although
the labels on the box prove him to lie
a liar; so strong even to this day is
the spell of the old Hood Kiver fame.
I have related what I found without
exaggeration. 1 love the valley for its
matchless beauty, and I grealy admire
the class of people who make up the
Hut one ear not raise Rppk-s profit
nhlv rclvinv on scenic beauty. Arid, I
i for'one, could r, it !!"nl to raise a pies
i at a loss. I'rohubly there are others.
And unless those staialards are re
established on which the txct ssive
values in Hood Kiver were based, and
IhiIv himerl the bieh investment will
! no longer be justiliid by' the returns,
i Then what? 1 oevit aluy, land values
will collapse, and, pending the process
! of rc-adjustme nt, every man, woman
I i.d child in the valley will l.a'.e to pay
the heavy penalty lor the
squandering of Hood Kivcr's enviable
fame, which has gone on unchecked for
tw; years past. Yours truly,
F. X. Anns.
John II. Gait Dies at The Dalit s
John li. Goit, ex-county surveyor of
Wasco county, died at his home in The
Dalles Wednesday afternoon ol last
week, ufter a lingering illness with
Hright's disease. He was born in
(irafton, Wis., October '!, 1 St;r. and
nuroi, ti rir,.rr,in in l'l(l ri'M if ! i II 1 I WO
years in l'ortland. where the was em- i daughter and Dale
ployed at his profession, that of civil
engineer. In 1W2 he came to Wasco
county, locating on a homestead in the
Wapinitia country, where he resided
until elected county surveyor in IK'.lli,
being re-elected in S'M and WOO. On
November ,1, IWMt, he was married to
Miss Arta l.eona Ha vis in Portland,
who with a son and daughter, John M.
and l.aura Edna, survive him. Mr.
(ioit was a member of the local lodge
of Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World
and Moose. The funeral was con
ducted by the Odd Fellows Sunday
Hood Kiver county was a portion of
Wasco when Mr. (ioit was county as
sessor and he is well known to older
residents here.
The program at the Gem today is as
follows: "The Vengeance of Durand,"
or, "The Two Portraits." A Vitagraph
Uu reel special. The vengeance which
he nurtured for another enters his own
suil. The weapon which he sharpened
with jealuusy and hatred and placed in
his daughter's hand, is turned against
himself, ile is cut down in the fury
of his wrath.
"The lender Hearted Boy," a Bio
graph arama.
"The Elusive Kiss." A Bathe com
edy. Friday and Saturday: "The Cowboy
M.llionaire," Selig's great western
masterpiece in two reels. A story of
the Inarnond S ranch. Hulldogging,
bucking bronchos, fancy roping, etc.
'lhis is a close equal tu the Pendleton
roundup. A comedy from start
to finish.
"The High Cost of Keduetion," and
"Kissing Kate," two good Kiograph
comedies. "The Koomerang," a Ka
lem drama.
Special matinee 2 o'clock Friday and
Sunday: "What a Change of Clothes
Did. a Vitagraph drama featuring
Maurice Costi ilo.
"The Power of Sleep." Edison. A
great big lazy hulk of a man who had
made his little wife's life ceaseless
drudgery, is startled into a complete
change of attitude by a fearful dream.
" I he I'nlilled Oath." a Pathe drama. :
"Making a Baseball Hug." Lubin.
D f'u Harrow, chief clerk in the Jones
Manwifacturing Co., is a typical base
bull fan. lie is in love with Jones'
daughter, Helen, and induces her to
piomise to go to a game. Papa Jones
objects as he has no use for the popular
game. Dale goes along and roots for
the home team. In the ninth inning a
home player makes a home run, the
hall clears the fence and goes through
a window of the Jones Co.'s cilice.
The ball strikes a burglar, who is rob
bing the safe, senseless. Dale discov
ers the thief and phones for the police
arid Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones, gives a re
ward to the home player and the next-;
day buys three tickets for the game,
one tor hunseil and me others lor his
The Spring and Summer Styles for Men are in now, and they certainly do look
good to us. HANNAN & SONS, BOSTONIANS and O'DONNELLS. These are the
lines that produce the Best Styles as well as the Best Value, every pair sold has our
Club Entertained by Indian Lore
The Tuesday Evening dull was en
tertained at the home of Mrs. C. K.
Marshall. After the business session,
F. L. Smith was introduced and for an
hour entertained the club right royally
with his stories of Indian legends and
folk lore. Mr. Smith, having heard
these stories directly from the Indians,
was able to give them the real touch of
that makes them so interesting. 'I he
legends were principally those sur
rounding the Columbia river and the
vicinity of Hood Kiver, and the next
time the club members travels along
the river, the various places of interest
will be filled with new meanings and
the glories will neuin more wonderful.
It was an evening long to be remem
bered and Mr. Smith was extended a
earty vote of thanks for the pleasure
he had given each member.
St. Mark's Church
Word lias been received that the new
minister, Kev. MacNamara, will not be
able to be here for next Sunday, but
he will arrive from lilendive, Mont.,
the last of the month.
Hishop Paddock will arrive today,
Thursday. He will conduct a baptis
mal service for infants at live o'clock
this afternoon. There will be evening
services with address this evening at H
o'clock, lloth of today's services have
been changed fnwn tomorrow.
Continuation services will be held
Sunday with Hishop Paddock in charge.
These services will begin at 111:110
o'clock instead of at 11 as usual.
II. li. II. S. Triumphant Over Alumni
Although the score was very close,
lit to -Ifi, the high school track team
Tuesday afternoon defeated the alumni
of the institution, who are here from
the University of Oregon spending the
Hiring vacation. A large crowd of
high school students witnessed the
meet. 'The University was represented
by "l!i!l"Cass, Donald Onthank, Chet
Hoggins and Koger Moe. Walter Shay
in d Harry Clapp, high school alumni,
also participated.
Servant Problem Worries
Many Hood liiver housewives have
been worried by the servant problem.
Indeed, there is no town, perhaps, in
the state that has such a lack of ser
vant girls. However, this reputation
has been made known throughout the
state through the press, and Secretary
Scott, of the Commercial club, is re
ceiving letters from girls and women
looking for situations. He recently
received a letter from a young stenog
rapher in Portland, who is desirous of
getting a place as domestic servant in
a ranch home.
Masons to Visit Portland Lodge
Members of the local Masonic lodge
will journey to Portland on the evening
of Saturday, A pril l!t, when a team of
the local lodge will confer the degree
of Master Mason at the Washington
lodge, the members of which will be
hosts for the evening. All of those
who expect to attend the Portland
gathering should hand in their nanus
by Saturday night to Ceo. K. Castoer,
master of the local lodge that he may
make arangements for the trip.
Mrs. Terry Steenson
News was received here Saturday by
E. K. am! Willis Hradley of the death
of their sister, Mrs. Terry Stevenson,
at Hlaine, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Stev
enson were residents of Hood Kiver
for about two years. Willis Hradley
left Saturday evening to attend the
funeral services of his sister. In ad
dition to her husband Mrs. Stevenson
leaves several children to mourn her
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I i izen i tic. i.uuin. nan mil nas
the Creek terrorized, but Pete Green,
: a tenderfuot, thinks that Hill is a blutf.
! Pete makes himself up as a Lad man
! and goes for Hill and puts him out of !
; the running. Another tenderfoot tack- j
les Pete with success and he has to i
seek the quiet of the Chinese cafe. I
Apple Shippers Select Cleveland J
Hecauso it could not furnish the nec- j
essary accommodation at the required j
time, Atlantic City has lost the com- j
ing convention of the International
Apple Shippers' Association, and ;
Cleveland has secured the coveted
The convention will be held on Aug.
fi, 7 and H. The necessity of altering
the place of meeting from the New
Jersey seaside resort to Cleveland be
came apparent to President Loomis
and Secretary Phillips when they vis
ited Atlantic City several weeks ago
and canvassed the situation. The
change, however, was not decided on
until Friday, March 21, when the exec
utive committee met at the new Salter
hotel in Cleveland and voted unani
mously in favor of Cleveland for the
next convention.
Burglars Enter Young's Meat Market
A window of the Central Meat Mar
ket operated by P. C. Young on Oak
street was smashed Saturday or Sunday
night, a wire screen cut anil the build
ing entered. However, the burglars
did not secure any money or provisions.
It seems that they were frightened
away and made a hasty exit.
Mr. Young found some kind of yellow
powder scattered over the floor, which
be thinks may have been some kind of
an explosive with which the burglar
intended blowing his safe. Ho was
advised by friends Monday to apply
a match to see if it would shoot.
However, ho refused to experiment
with the powder.
Four Gettysburg Veterans Here
Four veterans of the Union army
who paricipated in the decisive conflict
at (iettysburg, the tiltieth anniversary
of which will be celebrated this year
lij a reunion of both the soldiers of the
North and South, are now residing in
the Hood Kiver valley. 'The veterans
are: Fred Dietz, James Wallace, Joel
Straub and J. M. Morse. Unless Mr.
Wallace decides to make the journey
back to the historic liold, none of the
four old soldiers from this city will at
tend the reunion.
The Shoe that Needs
No Breaking In
This cut shows our Korn
Killer Last the shoe with
plenty of Toe Room, this
last is growing in favor
every season.
There's a Reason
as our customers are find
ing out that when they
want a shoe that is com
fortable as well as a good
looker Our Korn Killer
Last fills the bill.
Genuine Kangaroo $6.00
Cunmetal Valour Calf 5.00
Cunmetal Box Calf 4.00
This cut shows the Eng
lish Hookless Bal. with
the pointed toe, the last
word in Shoe Styles,
doncher know.
Russia Grain Calfskin
This Cut Shows Our
Good Friend Round Toe
the conservative, good fitting-,
good looking and
good wearing shoe that
pleases so many men. This
shoe is also made in Button
and Tan as well as Black,
$3.00 $4.00 $4.50 $5.00
Straight Lasts Narrow Widths
We have a good line of
these in both Black and
Tan at Popular Prices.
Buy Armor Plate Socks, Knit to Fit.
Armor Plate Socks at 15c, 25c and 35c are best.
Armor Plate Indestructoe Sox have linen toe and heel, the best
25c sox we have ever handled. Silk Lisle 35c.
Phoenix Guaranteed
Silk Sox, black and tan, $2.00
for box of 4 pair. Silk Socks
that really wear.
A very charming little spring coa
tume is illustrated here, that is sim
plicity itself, yet hears the unmistak
able mark of the latest mode, and is,
above evervthinir else, highly becoming
in its cut audRtaceful lines. It shows
a delightful eiiect.and the little tucked
guimp with the cute little collar is
very prelty. A soft ribbed silk in old
blue or rose color with white mull or
chiffon can be used most elTeetively
for develuping this attractive model.
Pendleton Round-l'p Sopt. 11-13
Pates for the Pendleton Hound-up
have been fixed definitely for Septem
ber 11-13. The former successes of
this typically western show are ex
pected to be repeated, or even outdone,
since greater preparations are being
made for the coming event than ever
Putter Wrapper printed at this office.
TS lialiies Aboard One Car I
Many colonists are coming from the 1
middle west this year, bringing with
them their entire families. Mrs. Har
rison Miller, who arrived here Sunday
morning from Spokane, to spend the j
summer with her father, I). 1. Stone, J
states that there were li;l little babies
on one of the ears of the Sou-Spokane i
train. ;
Mr. Stone and his family will leave '
the city soon for their ranch on the j
West Fork of the Hood river in the!
Lost Lake district. j
Picplow May Inherit Fortune
"While I cannot put, much trust in
what he says," slates T. A. Picplow,
local operator of the Western Union
Telegraph Co., "I have received a let
ter from my brother in Texas, who
tells me that our uncle, who has been
living in Australia, is dead, and that
he has left a fortune valued at a half
million dollars.
"1 cannot help but foe I that my
brother is joshing me, but I am wait
ing to hear further from him."
Christian Science Services.
Christian Science Services will be Ind'1
in the Koom 2, Davidson liuildiug, Sun
day, at. 1 1 :00 a. in. .Subject: "DoUrine
of Atonement."
Sunday School at HI a. m.
Wednesday service, S p. m.
The reading room is open dailv from
to.'i p. in., room L', Paviil-"!! LuiMiiii:.
Congregat ional Church
Rev. II. I.. Snider, of Ohnmite, Kan
sas, will occupy the pulpit Suintay
morning at 11 o'clock. In the evening
Kev. Miles II. Kisher, of San Knuu i o
the Sunday school cxpt rt of the Con
gregational denomination for the west
ern coast, will preach. A special invi
tation is extended to the public to hear
these visitors.
' Julius llahneman
; The body of Julius llahneman, who
died last Friday at his home at the tc;
of the Davidson hill, was interred Sat
urday at ldlewild cemetery, after fun
eral services conducted at the I-,, one.
Mr. llahneman left surviving a wi iow.
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The Surest Sign
Tbat You Are a
Progressive Farmer
Is the Ownership ol a
DAVENPORT Roller-Bearing Steel Wagon
p You know a farmer by the implements he uses. And the surest sien
of progressiveness is in the Davenport Roller-Bearing Steel Wagon.
Some day every farmer will own a Steel Wagon, But the far-sighted,
money-making farmer of today is using the Davenport now is benefiting from its many advantages
now. He's setting the pace hi3 neighbors will soon follow but he's getting the extra satisfaction now.
Vou know how much easier it is to roll a log than It la to drag It. The ordinary wagon ia little mow than dragged In
comparison with the Davenport. That makes the wonderful difference in the draft. Think of your horse when you buy
your next wagon. Remember also that Roller-Bearings mean more trips, easier trips, with fewei horses.
The Davenport owner knows the value of these features: The all-steel construction which means lifetime service. The
guaranteed capacity of 5000 pounds which assures safety under heavy loads. The geari of solid steel rolled into its
strongest forms and trussed like a bridge, which combines lightness and strength. The wheels of steel, with strong,
round spokes forged solidly into the hubs and hot-riveted in the tires, which means that there's nothing to dry apart,
snrniK, i ox or worn loose, ine KUI.LLK-m lKlMi: insure 30 v to w lighter draft.
No tires to set; no breakdowns; no repairs and the automobile hub enables
him to oil without removing the wheels,
The Roller Bearing.
: Fr iiikton Wins Tennis Tournament
Two very fast games of .tennis weie
' r-layi i with Harrett on the Frankton
h-tnds cuu't Friday afternoon, when
N i;-1, t ; en and Anderson won the men's
iloui ic fn m Jacobson and Berry with
ihe sinrc (i -3, and Miss Ehy and Miss
N"h!e defeated Miss Oxborrow and
M s Miller in the ladies' doubles by
ri ".
Nt iiher school having had as much
pia.-.uv aS might be they figure on
'I mi i: even better work when Frank
tun I'l ivs the two return games next
1- i n!., v afternoon.
I i! ktun had added more school
''! .1 t! tir already large number and
" ; "f these were as good as any wt re ever given.
liWra Right For Yakima Fete
le iricot blossoms arelueginning
. w in the lower valley, the condi-
f the friut buds near North
nui indicate that the dates selected
he iinnual blossom festival. May 1
:. hHve been well chosen, for un
iiupected warm weather comes
m the next week, the fruit dist-
r i i- this city will be looking
ttiest on those dates.
tci !:
fur :
and .
it, ; To Mr. and Mrs. Matthew
Mmvi :,i,I, of Belmont, Saturday, April
a mil.
I'll'1. To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mack,
1 1 tiaL 'irove.Tuesday, April 15, a son.
I n. r.t To Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Dunn,
ef t lleights, Sunday, April 6, a son.
To my cicililors in IKvsl Kiver. I
to say if they ill call mi liinler r,nn
ing Co., 1 will sii:n notes rounm: hie
amount!) 1 owe, payiU'lo at that hmk.
1-. I'. mu;ki
M. E. Church Services
'! iv school at 10:30 a. m. Treach'
ice nices at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m,
l i ., "Th Methodist Far
Iim.nt." evening. "As We Have
Sow :i " Epworth League at 6:30 p.m.
I'rhur meeting on Thursday evening at
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..)' 0 CIOCK. ' ' '"'"'"'V
W. B. Young, l'astor.
' j Tinting at the Glacier office. ,
W. F. Laraway
Doctor of
Over 30 years' ex- f,.-j
Eyes Tested and
Glasses Ground
Reference: Over 2,000 fitted in Hood River, U.S. A-
Small Apple an Outlaw
(By Hymun Cohen)
The extremely small apple has no
place in the market. It is an outcast,
and whenever it enters the trade is
much of an outlaw and thoroughly de
moralizes conditions. It is just as
much of an outlaw as Jthe man who
holds another up anil takes his money.
While the highwayman takes your
money iifyour sight, the small apple is
never worth the price, no matter who
it is.
The apple market is ending its sea
son, and thereis one feature that is
most prominent in the minds of those
that that are in closest touch with the
situation. There is no place in the
trade for the smallest sizes. Beyond
the 4J tier there is absolutely no need
to try to market an apple. Smaller
than 4J tier the'apple marketjwill not
respond to a price that will be suffici
ently high to enable the shipper and
producer to secure a profit.
The history of the apple market dur
ing the season was nothing but grief.
1; was grief to all that had anything
U do with the market It was fully as
unprotfiable for the man who bought
or resold he apples as it was for the
producer although up to this time the
latter has considered that he alone was
the man who was hurt by the ruinous
values that have been in effect all sea
son. There was just one thing wrong
with the apple market during the sea
son. It stands out;prominently above
everything else in the trade. It can
be distinguished as the demoralizer of
the piice and demand by anyone who is
willing to t.ike a look.
The small apple stands convicted of
the crime of ruining the trade of the
entire world during the season. There
were not too many apples produced. It
was not the big crop that caused a
general stagnation in the demand at
all leading world's centers. It was
through no lack of the public's appre
ciation of the value of apples as a
food. It was the wee bit of an apple
that run five tier, or even more, to
the box that created havoc with the
trade generally. Any apple dealer will
tell you that the hardest job be ever
encountered was the selling of small
sized apples during the last season.
There is always a demand for good
si2es, but it is extremely a rare occur
rence when the public will buy small
sized fruit. The small apple is the
outlaw of the trade, and is treated as
such. Producers made their greatest
mistake during the year when they
made any decided effort to market
their small sized apples in boxes. The
fruit should never have been offered to
consumers at all in its original sttte.
The small apple should have gone ta
the cider mills and to the vinegar
plants. They would bring as much
there as any of the fruit, while in the
markets thej are not wanted at all.
Some producers and shippers know this
to their sorrow, because they are in
some instances being called upon to
make good to the seller a portion of
the freight charge. In the open mar
ket they netted the producer a loss and
the handler a crop of trouble that
caused his hair to grow prematurely
Notice to Water Users
All land owners in the East Fork Irri
gation District are notified to make their
written applications for irrigating water
for the season of 1913 as soon as possible.
Applications are in the bands of Supt.
J. . McDonald, or may be found at the
office of C. R. Bone, President, corner of
3rd and Oak Sts., Hood River, Ore.
alOtf Board of Directors.