VOL. XXVII HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27; 19J6 No. 35 First National Bank New Business This is the time of year to consider and plan the cam paign in all lines of industry. The officers of this strong bank are always glad to assist in your plans and convince you of the advantages of a savings or checking account with us. A. D. MOE President TCWerybody is talking -"- about the wonderful over coats we are offering but, man alive, do not over look our splendid assortment of Men's and Young Men's suits mane by the same makers of quality clothes of character The House of Kuppenheimer The young chap here is wearing The Wayne, a style that Young Men will take to, like a duck takes to water. You will find your ideas about clothes in de COPVBIOHT 1tS. THI HOUSE OF KUPPENHEIMER LADIES ATTENTION! Special Introductory Sale As a means of introducing our we will make to $40.00 Suits for $45.00 Suits for $50.00 Suits for $55.00 Suits for $60.00 Suits for These suits will be tailored in our thereby enabling us to give you a DALE & 108 QThird Tailors to Men E.O. BLANCH AR Cashier finite form at our store, whether they be up-to-the-minute, conservative or half way between. And say, we have an enormous lot to choose from at $20 J. G. Vogt Ladies Tailoring Department, your measure . $35.00 37.50 40.00 45.00 50.00 own shop by skilled tailors, perfect fit and satisfaction. MEYER Street Tailors to Women MAUD POWELL Maud Powell, the wonderful violinist, who will play at the Congregational chtirch, Friday evening, January 21, makes records only for the Victor you should have at least one of these Powell Records. At the Brook (Rene de Boisdeffrej 4103 Barcarolle Tales of Hoffman .-. . . .(Offenbach) 84437 Finale from E Minor Concerto, Opus 64 (Mendelssohn) 74020 Polonaise, Opus 26 64028 Menuett (Mozart) 64078 The Bee ". (Schubert) C4076 Le Cygne (The Swan) 64265 Twilight (Massenet-Powell) 74408 Largo , (Handel) 74412 Ave Maria (Schubert) 74177 Maud Powell Victrola Concert SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 4 to 5 P. M. Victrolas S 15.00 to Kresse Drug Co. THE REXALL STORE Victor Victrolas and Records Eastman Kodaks and Supplies Come in and Hear the January Records Seeds Burpee's best by test. Burbank's wonders. Our stock will be most complete ever offered. Our prices' same as you would pay the grower packets, pounds, bushel or by sack. Catalogues Leaflets, Free Furniture Persistent care has se cured for us a most complete assortment of new goods at prices surprising low. This consignment includes Lino leum, Oil Cloth, Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Shades, etc. Stewart Hardware 4 Furniture Co. Your Credit Is Good. You may pay cash and save 5 per cent The Only Place to get Accurate Abstracts of Land in Hood River County is at the office of the Hood River Abstract Company Insurance, Conveyancing, Surety Bonds Cold Weather Salads No need to do without salads because green stuff is scarce. Asparagus Tips (Salad Points) 20c, 3 for 50c Shrimps 15c Lobsters 30c Crab 25c Sockeye Salmon 15c, 20c,-25c Pimientos, 2 for 25c The best salad dressings Premier Mayonnaise 15c, 30c Diamond W Salad Dressing 25c and 35c Durkee's Salad Dresting 30c And the finest Pure Olive Oil in the world is Pompeian Olive Oil 25c, 50c, $1.00, $1.90, $3.50 Star Grocery Perigo & Son "GOOD THINGS TO EAT" Rubber Stamps makes records only for the VICTOR S350.00 - Easy Terms Automobiles Are you tired after a ride? Franklin owners ride to rest Does your gasoline bill seem high? Franklin's average 32. OS miles to gallon. How is your oil costs? Franklin's average over 800 miles on gallon. You think the year's re pair high ? Franklin repair shops loose money. .You cannot afford not to own a Franklin. Hardware The advancing market finds our stock so complete that we can fill your every want at saving prices. STOVES have gone up, but we will continue our standard prices a $79 home comfort range for $50. AT THE GLACIER OFFICE HOOD, MECCA U LAST WEEK PORTLAND FOLK SPORT IN SNOW Jaunts of Snowshoe Club and Ski Club Men Made Pleasant by Courtesies of Railway Men For the past two years members oi the Portland Y. M. C. A. Ski Club have extolled the play fields on the snow on the north base of Mount Hood. Since the winter of 1910 the Portland Snowshoe club has journeyed in a body to the snug winter clubhouse, which, constructed of hewn logs well mortised together, stands near Cloud Cap Inn like some Colonial blockhouse or fort ress, except that the boles in the walls for sharpshooters have been elimin ated. However, to judge of the pleasures that the members of both organiza tions who returned to Portland Sunday afternoon by special car over the O. W. It. & N. line, have experienced on their annual jaunt to the snowflelds this week, the popularity of winter sports week, the popularity of winter sports on the mountainside will be made greater than ever before. And in years to come it is predicted that it will be just as much "the thing" to see the giant snow drifts, the ice cas cades of the glaciers, and seraces and the snow bridge-covered crevasses by winter as by Bummer. The Snwoshoe Club men journeyed to their annual mid-winter retreat on Wednesday of last week, after having spent a time in training on the tobog gan and steep hillsides near Homer A. Rogers' Mount Hood Lodge. For three days they were buried in the National forest, cut off from communication from the outside world, but withal ex tremely comfortable at their club quarters, discussing in the evening by trie roaring log fire the thrills of the day or the beauties of wintertime nat ure that mortals Icbs bold have. not been privileged to see. The Y. M. C. A. party arrived at Rogers' Lodge on Thursday aftenroon. The members of the outing party declare that their first trip was made doubly pleasant because of the courte sies extended them by the officials of the O.-W. R. & N. Co. arid the Mt. Hood Railway Co. On Thursday morn ing the outing party were the guests of William McMurray, genreal passen ger agent of the former company, aboard his private car here. Mr. Mc Murray accompanied the pleasure seek ers as far as Parkdale. Ashley Wilson, superintendent of the local line, also accompanied the Y. M. C. A. party, providing every available comfort. The Mt. Hood line furnished a special train for the Snowshoe club from this city to Parkdale last Tuesday. On Thursday, when the Ski Club members were en route from Parkdale to the Mount Hood Lodge, traveling in a battery of sleighs, a halt was called at the Valley Crest school, taught by Miss Margaret Macnamara, of Port land. Because of the deep snow and frigid weather but eight of the hardier students of Miss Macnamara were in attendance. Without formality the Portland men filed in at the schoolhouse door and took their seats at the empty desks. Unabashed by the presence of so many visitors, Miss Macnamara re linquished her rod of authority to A. m. unlley, physical director oi ine x. M. C. A., who took temporary charge of the school aud delivered a short speech to the eight faithful students. "Jhis incident, "declares k. h. At kinson, city ticket agent of the O.-W. K. & IS. Co. at Portland, "was one oi the pleaeantest of the entire trip, and to most of us brought back, vividly, memories of our own childhood spent in some rural district." The Ski club members spent Friday on short excursoina in the neighborhood of the Lodge, relieveing "Charlie hors es" contracted on the day before and training for the long hike to Cloud Cap Inn yesterday, when a visit was made to the clubhouse of the snowshoe men and thence to the scenic vantage points at the foot of Eliot glacier. One of the worst sufferers from a "charlie horse" was W. J. Hoffman. The Y. M. C. A. party had three pop ular mascots: Mrs. Gordon Raymond, Lloyd Jaeger and Allen Hoffman. The personnel of the Ski club party was as follows: A. M. Grilley, E.J Webb, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Raymond, Robert E. Hitcbie, J. Harold Miner, N. A. Coleman. M. H. Barnes, Chas. W. Warner, F. H. Kiser, Arthur M. Prentiss, C. W. Howard, R. H. Atkin son, J. P. Jaeger and son, Lloyd, J. P. Placeman, Harold L. Wald and W. J. Hoffman and son, Allen. The following were the members of the Snowshoe club: J. Wesley Ladd, Dom Zan, Wal ter B. Honeyman, Horace Mecklim, R. P. Effiner, J. A. Doughtery. Guy W. Talbot, Rodney L. Glisan, D. H. Ste phenson, Herbert Nichols, C. E. Ore lie, 11. C. Lewis nad D. T. Honeyman. A remarkable feat was accomplished by Mr. Wald, a member of the Y. M. C. A. party, who, on his arrival here from Portland at 1 :B5 Thursday morn ing, set out immediately for Parkdale on skis, arriving at 8:30 o'clock thor oughly exhausted - from his 30-mile jaunt. PAULIIAMUS GIVES VIEWS ON COUNCIL To delegates to the growers' council: This is the time designated for the an nual meeting of the Growers' council hut in conference with Truman Butler of Hood River, one of the members of the Executive Committee, we have de cided that in our judgement it would be best to hold our meeting in abey ance until Messrs. Bassett, Moomaw and Kerr, of the Department of Mar kets, have completed their Jinvestiga- tion and make report or what they believe is the best method of handling our apple marketing problem. Aa you know, the Growers Council movement was called into existence for the sole purpose of endeavoring to obtain the right cooperative working agreement between the selling agencies and that there in really very little that the Growers Council can accomplish except to look after the genera) health and welfare of their industry. While a erower shinning through one of the selling agencies would have' the right to consultwith that particular telling agency as to the methods of marketing fi.ii product, yet De would not oe jusw fled in asking any questions of tny other selling agency and our experience in the past has been that sometimes the selling agency through which the individual grower ia marketing bit products, 'claims that the low pricea prevailing were attributable to the actions of competing selling agencies. This may or may not . be the correct solution, but if all the growers bad an organization which would permit them to send a committee representing all of the growers to all of the telling agen cies to investigate the methods of not only one of the selling agencies but all of the selling agencies, there would be some possibility of getting results. I have been disappointed in the re sults that we have been able to obtain up to date for the Growers Council. Most of the selling agencies have ex pressed a willingness to work in har mony with the executive committee of the Growers Council but I fail to And that I am able to point to very much assistance rendered by many of the selling agencies; that their talk is stronger than their action. If the office of markets of the department of agriculture is willing to join with the growers in helping solve the marketing problem, it occurs to me that it would be very advisable for the growers to stand back of the office of markets in working out a satisfactory solution. Possibly the experience had during the past year in working out a plan will be extremely helpful to the growera and the department of markets in getting a correct solution of the problem. In other words by the experience of the past year, we have all learned of the absolute necessity of all of the growers taking an active interest in the Grow ers Council movement, or other similar movement, that will give them a fairly good understanding of their own busi ness. Many of the delegates to the Tacoma convention did not organize their dis tricts in a manner necessary to produce results in other words, the selling agencies will listen to the growers just so long as the growers show a disposi tion to demand attention but it appears that the selling organizations are very largely in control of the situation rather than the growers themselves, when, in truth, it is the growers' busi ness and until such time as the grower takes general supervision over his own business, he cannot expect it to be en tirely successful. I received a letter from Messrs. Bas set, Moomaw and Kerr, under date of January 14, advising that they bad decided upon a plan and had started for Washington, D. C, to submit the same to the Federal Trade Commission and the office of markets for approval. If this approval is granted and they come back to the Pacific Northwest with a plan, 1 believe that we should all get back of them and help put it through. Of course, this particular plan may not meet with 100 per cent approval in the minds of the growers, but I don't be lieve that we should expect such a plan, but any plan will be better than no plan at all, as now exists, there fore, 1 believe it will be advisable to accept their plan so that we can all unite upon some one plan and try it out for a year, after which the wrin kles can be ironed out. W. H. Paulhamus, chairman. SEEDLINCS GROWN FIRST AT MT. TABOR The Clark Seedling strawberry, the famous fruit grown throughout the Mid-Colmubia fruit district, according to Geo. T. Prather, was propagated by a man by the name of Clark, a farmer of the Mt. Tabor district near Port end. The first of the berries ever grown here were planted by the late B. War ren, whose family now resides in Port and. "Mr. Warren brought the berry plants here in either 1878 or 79," says Mr. f rather. "! was acquainted with Mr. Clark. whose initials I have forgotten. T. K. Loon later brought the fruit into commercial prominence." the yield of Clark seedling straw berries of the Hond River Valley and the Underwood and White Salmon dis tricts of Washington will reach more than 125 carloads during the coming spring and summer. The berries are distributed as far east as Chicago. The snowfall of the past three weeks, protecting the plants from the exceeding cold weather, will also in sure a plenty of moisture, and growers are expecting a bumper yield and a berry of excellent quality the coming season. GRANGE MINSTRELS GET BIG APPLAUSE The entertainment staged at Pine Grove Friday evening under the aus pices of the grange and the manage ment of F. L. Davidson was a success. and there was not a dull moment from the time the curtain arose until the last number was finished. The first number was a solo by E. E. House, who has an excellent voice and is ap preciated by all who have the good for tune to hear him. Next came the hit of the evening, a monologue by J M. Taylor, in a black face. His "get up" was so good that scarcely any in the audience of over two hundred recog nized him. He was followed by two popular young people, Wm. Hsskins and Elizabeth Lacey, who showed ex cellent talent in the act they put on. A Xylophone duet by Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Howland was well rendered and enjoyed by all present. A. J. Graff and Harold Sexton appeared in black face and kept the audience in a roar. They were brought back four times and were a whole show by themselves and worth going miles on a stormy evening to hear. A solo by Mrs. ,. U. Dutro was excellent and any commun ity with such talent as hers ia certainly fortunate. F. L. Davidson appeared in the coBtume of a clown. With bis singing, jokes and dancing everyone forgot they ever had a worry or care. When it comes to entertaining Frank is on a par with the best professionals. Mrs. E. f. Foils and Miss Gladys Clark played the piano accompaniments and were largely responsible for the suc cess of the program. i The last but not least number on the program was a drill and dsnce by five pickaninnies and the boys certainly did fine. After the last number the floor was cleared and for about three hours dancing was enjoyed by many present. tChas. T. Early left laat week for Salt Lake City on a business trip. GOVERNMENT WILL ASSIST STANDARD GRADES ARE PROMISED Weather Conditions and Marketing Re forril Cause Coming Year to be Viewed Optimistically Except for shipments of export fruit that have been sent out to catch Trans Atlantic steamers, business has been at a standstill here for the past two weeks of extreme cold weather. While cars have been well lined and equipped with insulated, flooring, Wilmer Sieg, sales manager of the Apple Growers Association, fears slight frost damage. "We do not use a heater service." he says, "for this service is only available as far as Chicago, and very severe weather is encountered between that city and the far eastern points." 1 he cold weather, however, Mr. Sieg and other officials of the Association think, will be a benefit to the apple and pear crop. "It will tend to keep the buds dormant a longer period." says Mr. Sieg, "and will probably take us past those late frosts that cause us damage here on some seasons. The local peach crop may be injured, but plantings of this fruit are very negli gible." Because of these propitious weather conditions and proposed reforms in the grading oi Northwestern box fruits next season, the local apple men are optimistic. According to Mr. Sieg the government will take a hand in the standardization of grades, and through the Bureau of Chemistry, which will enforce the rulings that are to be made, buyers can be assured that ap ples shipped from the Northwest in 1916 will be up tn grade. "Ihe government has recognized be yond doubt the standardization of pack and grade, and the Department of Ag riculture will accept as the standard the rules adopted by the majority of the Northwestern districts," says Mr. Sieg. "The rulings will be strictly adhered to and worked out by the or ganization that will take the place of the present Shippers' League, which has postponed any reorganization until the report and recommendations of the Office of Markets and Federal Trades Commission has been received." "The Northwest," continued Mr. Sieg, "wants to hold out to buyers an absolute assurance of quality, and the united states government is going to cooperate with us to this end. ' During the past shipping season rep resentatives of the larger shipping concerns declare that an irreparable damage has been caused the North western box apple by the shipment of offgrade fruit. Scores of carloads of wormy and undergrade apples were shipped to Texas points from Wenat- chee, causing an avalanche of disaster for the shippers, themselves, and bringing into disrepute the district sending out the fruit. Hood River, according to Mr. Sieg, has suffered this season because of oft grade apples having been shipped to England by individuals of the Mid-Co-lumbia district. With tne exception of a few carloads of first grade Newtowns, the Fruit Growers' Exchange reports that its apple holdings of the 191b crop have been practically cleaned up. During the past week several carloads have been shipped to California and the Middle West. "While we are not meeting with any better offers," says H. M. Huxley, of the Exchange, "we are finding the demand is getting much beter. Kenneth McKay, manager of the Exchange, has been spending the past two weeks in Seattle and other coast cities, conducting a selling campaign. MAUD POWELL BUYS MACKINAWS HERE Accompanied by her husband, H. Godfrey Turner and her accompanist, Arthur Lnesser, Maud Powell last Sat urday visiud the store of Frank A. Cram, where she purchased two mack inaws to be sent to friends at White field, Mass., where her summer home is located. "I have never seen a better lot of stores in a small town in my life," said Madame Powell, after walking down Oak street. "You have as nice assortment of things that appeal to the shopper as I have seen in all my trav els," she told Mr. Cram. "1 have been intending to send my friends some mackinaws for snme tiaie. 1 have seen no coats that pleased me more than yours." Mr. Turner and Mr. Loesser both bought bills of goods. The shopping here of the national characters was due to the loyalty of Fred Bailey to his home town. On frriday Mr. Turner was accom panying Fred and Harry Bailey on a journey around the city. They had planned to entertain him at lunch and it was proposed that they go to one of the hotels. "No," said Mr. Turner, "I want to eat right where you men take your meals every day." So all three went to L. V. Driscoll's Mer chant Lunch, Harry Bailey's custom ary lunching place. Mr. Turner liked it so well that he and his wife returned to the Merchant's Lunch after the concert of Friday evening. Ihey also went back on Sat urday morning and presented to Mr. Driscoll and his assistants as souvenirs two dimes to he worn as wstch charms. Because of the assistance rendered Fred Bailey in his preparations for the concert by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hsrry Bailey, Madame Powell pre sented her with a handsome autograph picture and a gorgeous lot of flowers. While the breakfast was being cooked Saurday morning, Madame Powell was a close inspector. It will be remem bered that Driscoll installed electric ranges at bis place. "1 am going to have iust such a kitchen as that in stalled at my home," said Madame Powel. "I haven't seen anything quite so convenient." Sidewalks Damaged Frost has badly damaged numerous stretches of concrete sidewalks in the city, water aoaked joints of the side walks having been lifted as Qiuch aa four inches in places by expansion. In places the sidewalks have the ap pearance of roofs of houses, and the edges of the composition of cement and rock are crumbling away.