The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, April 18, 1918, Image 1

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Our Boys
We may spare them the Supreme Sacrifice!
By individual Self-Denial.
By stopping every extravagance.
By placing every penny and dollar where it is
needed most.
Don't only think ACT!
Buy Thrift Stamps: every quarter oils our fighting
Aid the cause of Liberty.
Help end Ruthlessness.
Hasten the homecoming of the Boys.
Buy War Savings Stamps-NOW!
First National Bank
Member Federal Reserve System
Hood River, Ore.
I i 1
... . . Corosive
Water Glass
for Eggs for Spuds
Victrolas Kodaks
and and
Records Supplies
The t&xalt Store
Come in and Lear the latent April Records.
Did you hear the stirring mes
sage which Dr. Kerr brought from Washington
to the people of Hood River last Friday evening ?
Are you measuring up to the one hundred per
cent responsibility that rests at this critical
moment on every loyal citizen of the United
States ?
Have you done the things you ought to have
done and have you left undone the things you
ought not to have done ?
Liberty Bond?i:
-And have you faithfully observed the food
regulations of the Government?
(Th' spuce contributed by Htillrr Hunkinu Company)
Clf i : i?hi t-'" IT JS
in the attitude of
an investment
The Chevrolet Motor Company considers a
motor car purchase from the standpoint that it is
an important investment.
They have built with this idea in mind, with
a full realization that the car itself must make the
distinction between investment and liability.
The Chevrolet is an investment, not alone
because of its moderate price, but because of the
little it costs after its purchase. In low upkeep
especially, does the price of the Chevrolet qualify
as an investment rich in economical service returns.
That the Chevrolet has become a world-wide
favorite is not haphazard success, but the merited
result of a conscientious manufacturing policy.
It is a common thing for a Chevrolet "Four
Ninety" to travel twenty-five miles on a gallon of
It's a pleasure to demonstrate a Chevrolet for
you. May we io it?
Price $787.50
F. 0. B. Hood River war tax included.
The Orchardist
in the market for a grader and apple sizing
machine will save money by seeing me at
the earliest opportunity.
My machine is no experiment.
After severest tests with competing ma
chines, my sizer has won the approval of all
fruit districts.
Just yesterday I had an order for four
graders from Idaho.
Ideal Fruit and Nursery Co.
will make you money because of the low
cost of original investment as compared with
other machines, and another item its cheap
ness of operation.
Tel. 5832
Seed Potatoes For Sale
American Wonder, White Rose, Early Rose,
Burbank and Pride of Multnomah Seed
Half Price. Send your order.
We buy or will handle for you Apples. Potatoes. Beans,
Dried Fruit. Hogs, Mutton, Reef. Chickens, Turkeys,
Geese, Ducks (live or dressed). Ship by boat if possible.
Prompt returns daily. Write for tags.
(Capital Stock, $20,000.00)
151 Front Street PORTLAND, ORE.
Educator Appeals for Active fooporation
f apt. Humphreys Warn Against
German Propaganda
Hood River Garage
Second and Cascade Streets
Phone 4444
At the old Gust Westerburg Ranch
at Bloucher Station
One farm wagon, complete; feed grinder, corn sheller, sin
gle horse plow, potato plow, garden seeder, cross-cut saw,
platform scales, hoes, picks, mattocks, crowbar, corn knife,
hand sickles, scythes, brush hook, wagon jack, wire stretch
er, tile spoon, powder auger, eight-foot pruner, large and
small pruning shears, pruning saw, picking buckets and
sacks, picking ladders, box nailing press, Sharpless separa
tor, milk cans and pail, four extra cow stanchions, set dou
ble harness, four horse blankets, halters, two extra collars,
125 orchard boxes, three cows and a calf, -one three-year-old
work horse, one pony.
These articles are priced at the place and will be sold there.
See W, F, HAMMER at the ranch. Phone Odell 1 8, or
Hood River Abstract & Investment Company
RHONE 1331
Hood River people who crowded the j
city's largest auditorium Friday night
to hear Dr. W. J. Kerr,- president of
Oregon Agricultural College who is on
a tour of the Northwestern states as a
representative of the national govern
ment, to inform the people of the seri
ousness of the war situation, returned
to their homes sobered, with renewed
determination and with high resolves
to actively cooperate with the country's
leaders in every work necessary for
winning the war.
Although punctuated by frequent
applause, both in greeting of the
forceful appeals of the well known
educator and of the rousing speech of
Capt. L. W. , Humphreys, Portland
attorney, who was assigned from Camp
Lewis, where he commands a company
of the new National army, to tour
Oregon for the liberty bond campaign,
the meeting was characterized by the
absence of levity and the presence of
an all pervading breath of purpose.
"Your support of your government,"
declared lr. Kerr, "should not be con
fined to a mere acquiescence and a
declaration of confidence in your lead
ers, but it calls for the active cooper
ative assistance of all the American
Dr. Kerr with five other prominent
men from various points of the country
were called to Washington for a con
ference that lasted several days. As
he explained last Friday night, all
facts of the serious situations that
face America and her allies were
placed face up, and those attending
the conference were detailed to tour
the states and give the truth to the
Dr. Kerr by the presentation of a
convincing array of figures and statis
tics pointed out to his hearers the
famine that stalks over the allied
countries. He showed how Russia, the
civil population demoralized by hunger
and weakened for the poisonous attack
of German propaganda, collapsed be
hind the battle lines, crumbling with
it the morale of the Russian army. He
showed how a similar attempt of Ger
many had been made on the Italians.
How the lack of food had broken the
spirit of the Italian civilian imputation,
how the distressing situation bad made
itself felt in the army, and how the
Germans, taking advantage of such a
condition had poured masses of Ger
man and Austrian armies down into
Italy to sweep the Italians back from
the ground they had gained.
"Victory will go to the combattants
who are best fed," said Dr. Kerr,
reading from a recent official British
bulletin, "and best nourished. Even
von Hindenburg not so long ago dared
to send to the kaiser a message declar
ing that he must have a larger supply
of fats and oils for his munition work
ers and soldiers or he would not be
responsible for the consequences."
Dr. Kerr showed how the shortage
of supplies, of breads and meats, must
be made up for the allied countries
from America and Canada. Because
of the lack of ships, it was pointed out
how these products could not be
shipped from Argentine, India or Aus
tralia. He presented figures showing
that, the shortages of cereals in the
allied countries was greater than the
annual consumption had normally been
in America.
Dr. Kerr paid the highest tribute to
the people of France, whose faith and
hope and spirit have been maintained
despite the fact that they have cut and
cut and cut in their rationing. With a
( per cent cut in their food, the
French soldier, engaged in the greatest
battle of the world, has been holding
the German, not only from his own
land but back from the American
"France had a population of $5,000,
000 people," said Dr. Kerr, "of which
2,000,000 are now in territory conquered
and occupied by the Germans. Yet
France has raised and equipped an
armv of 7.000.000 men."
Dr. Kerr turned to the Belgian
atrocities, of their unspeakable tern
"Those people over there so close to
Belgium and northern France, he
said, "know what they have to fight.
Thev know that they are fighting not
only for their national existence but
for the very protection ot their women
and their children.
Dr. Kerr declared that France had
reached the limit of her endurance.
He declared as ridiculous and nonsen
sical that idea that America could
starve Germany by the operation of an
embargo. He pointed out the occupa
tion of Russian territory, a territory
nine times the size of Oregon and
populated by .16,000,000 people. The
American people, he appealed, must
arouse and consider with more serious
ness their undertaking. Should trance
collapse, Italy would follow within
24 hours.
"And you know the Oerman pro
gram, said Vi. Kerr, -it is raris,
London and America, it nas Deen me
German plan to make America pay
back to Germany and Austria every
dollar those two countries have ex
pended. Which no we prefer, liberty
bonds or bonds of German slavery?
Let me close with those inspiring
words of the Marseillaise, March on,
March on, All hearts uniting on
victory or death.' "
Captain Humpreys, who had the
highest praise for the men of the
National army, warned the civilian
population to be wary of attacks of
propaganda that would be directed at
"The Hun. he said, "is not only
going to attack us soldiers with bullets
but he is going to try to overcome you
people back here at home with the
poison gas of his rumors. He is going
to work from every standpoint. He
will play on your prejudices. Forget
them until 'after the war.' He will
play upon your heartstrings in . an
effort to break your spirit."
Captain Humphreys recalled that old
rumor, which he characterized as hav
ing hml its origin in Berlin and started
with German money, of the Red Cross
sweater which had been purchased by
an Alaskan fisherman.
"I'll tell you what has become of
those sweaters," he declared. "Up at
Camp Lewis we have 256 men and offi
cers in my company. Every one of us
is wearing one of those sweaters, and
we are mighty thankful to you Red
Cross women for knitting them."
The Liberty- Bond double quartet,
Mrs. Geo. 1. Slooom accompanying,
furnished music for the meeting.
In his short talk of introdurtion.
Prof. Gibson, chairman of the meeting,
urged the ieople to impose the strict
est confidence and faith in their lead
ers and the honesty of their purpose,
and to follow to the letter their in
structions. "No great thing is gained w ithout
determination and effort," said I'rof.
Gibson, "and the Cnited States is now
climbing the steepest grade and the
roughest road in her history."
Purchase of Home-Made Products Helps
to Relieve the Congestion of
Rail Transportation
At a meeting of the Commercial
club Monday night city and valley res
idents voted unanimously to instruct
the council to proceed with the pur
chase of a two acre plot of ground on
the Heights to be used for an auto
mobile camping park. The motion
also urges that the county court assist
the city government in the develop
ment of the property by the installa
tion of ovens, electric lights and con
necting the location with the city
sewer and water system.
W hue opposition against the pro
posed camping park was expressed
early in the meeting, when it was
shown that the owner, A. A. Schenck,
of Omaha, Nebr., was willing to sell
the plot for $1,000, giving the city 2n
years, at six percent interest, to pay
for the site, and when the benefits that
would accrue to the town were pointed
out. the motion made by C. H.
Vaughan, was adopted without a dis
senting vote.
J. R. Norton, chairman of the civic
committee of the club, who has been
at work for several months on an auto
park, reported that it was estimated
that the park could be equipped for
campers at a maximum expense of
The members of the council at the
Monday night meeting, while no ofii
cial action was taken, participated in
an informal discussion of the proposed
auto park. A sentiment was expres.-.ed
that the purchase would not be neces
sary this year, since, as it was stated,
the Highway would not likely be open
lor any length ot time this season.
What promises to lie an unusually
good literary will be given by the
Skookum Literary society Thursday,
this, evening. Hitherto these literar-
tes have been open to the public, free
of charge. An exception is to be made
in this case and the nominal sum ot IE
cents admission will bo charged. The
proceeds are to be used to pay for the
new service Hag. It is hoped that
there will be a good response from the
community at large.
1 he chief number on the program
will be a little play entitled. "Mr.
Bob." It is composed of scores of
humorous situations, comical dialogues
and interesting bits of action. Wher
ever the play has been produced it has
won a hearty applause. Ihere is not a
dull moment in it. The high school
iovs and girls have been working hard
the past few weeks and have an assur
ance that the play will meet its usual
standard. The characters have all
been chosen with care and are as
follows :
Marion Bryant, alias "Bob", Bessie
I'atty, Clara Haas.
Katherine, Georgia Lynn.
Aunt Becky, Betty Kpping.
Philip Koyson, Carl Epping.
Mr. Brown, Myron Hoyt.
Jenkins, Vernon Garrabrant.
In addition, there will be several
songs hits and (lances on the program.
One particular feature will be the
rendition of "O, Vere, O Vere Has
Mine Beetle Dog Gone," the words of
which were composed by Miss Anne
Chas. Filz, listed as carpenter's
mate aboard the collier Cyclops, is
well known here. Completing a term
in the navy at Manila in 1916, Mr.
Filz, who had won the title of welter
weight champion of the Orient, came
here for a visit with his brother, W. J.
Filz. He remained here until last
summer, when he returned to Apple
ton, Wis., for a visit with his parents
before re-enlisting.
The big collier is long overdue from
a South American port. She carried a
cargo of manganese. Navy officials
express Jgrave alarm overher mysteri
ous disappearance. Several explana
tions have been offered, none of them
satisfactory. It is feared that a huge
submarine may possibly have crossed
the Atlantic and have sunk the collier
without leaving a trace. Other ex
planations name the trouble as a poS'
Bible explosion. The Cyclops was
known to have one of her engines dis
abled. It may be that she was struck
by one of those sudden, fierce torna
does that sweep the southern oceans.
The naval authorities have detailed
patrols to search all trade paths and to
call at the numerous groups of islands
in the southern waters.
The Woman's Club is observing this
week Western Women's War Service
week. The members of the Club are
urging the purchase of home products
during the period of the war, in order
that congestion of railway transporta
tion may be relieved thus.
"It is our hope," says Mrs. W. H.
McCIain, in charge of the activities of
the coming week, "that such a habit
formed during the war, will last after
ward." As a feature of the week's celebra
tion, all merchants of the city are par
ticipating in a competitive window dis
play. I'remiums will be awarded the
mercantile establishments making the
most attractive displays of Oregon
made products.
Mrs. McCIain says: "In buying home
products we are helping Hood River to
grow ; in buying Oregon products we
are helping the state to maintain its
first place among northwestern states.
Oregon is first in all war activities.
Boost Oregon to make her first in in
dustrial lines."
Gov. Withycombe says :
"In time of peace it should be a
matter of local pride and interest for
the people of Oregon to patronize the
home industries of our state. In the
existing conditions when the necessity
of serving of our war needs is the first
of the nation and the first duty of the
individual citizen, a double responsi
bility rests UKn the eople of Oregon
to use Oregon products."
Mrs. C. H. ( astner has sent letters
to the Woman's Clubs of the state ask
ing them to cooperate in the "Buy at
Home" movement. She says: "For
the past two years the Woman's Clubs
have been observing each spring a
Western Club Woman's Consumers'
Week, spreading information about
western and Oregon-made goods, and
as a state federation used as our slo
gan, 'Buy at home and get the habit.'
"Women are the home makers and the
home spenders of this nation. There
are very few women who do not take
the responsibility of the household fi
nances ; thus she spends nine-tenths of
the money. Upon the women, there
fore, is placed the task of giving to
our own merchants the business they
are entitled to.
"If we have a subscription paper,
tickets for a concert, a church supper
or any other worthy cause for which
we are asking funds, we visit the mer
chant first --and are never disappoint
ed, for we are always well received
and the money is willingly contributed.
Let us h: Iovhi to these merchants
and help build up our town. Increased
business means better and larger
stocks from which to select."
Completing work begun last sum
mer, the Pacific Power & Light Co.
Tuesday put into commission a cable
line, spanning the Columbia and con
necting up its Oregon system with the
plant of the Northwestern Llectric Co.
and its own plant on the White Salmon
river in Klickitat county, Washington
Almost two miles long, the six-cable
line across the Columbia is attached to
steel towers on either bank and rests
on a tower rising from a small island
Cutting in on the new cable, which
will insure the concern s patrons con
tinuous sertice, was effected without
ostentation. But for the short inter
ruption, while linemen spliced wires,
local people would not have known of
the trans-Columbia connection.
With 62 stars, the service flag of
the Barrett district will bo dedicated
Friday night at a meeting to be held
at the Valley Christian Church un
der the auspices of the following or
ganizations: Patriotic; League, Par
ent-Teacher Association and Park
Grange. Directed by Miss Lillian.
Brock, the children of. the Barrett
school will shut patriotic songs.
The program has been arranged aa
follows: Singing of "The Star
Spangled Bauuer," address of wel
come by Hoy 1). Smith, song, "The
Battle Hymn of the Rppubllc," by
Miss Gladys lieavis; address by
Judge Fred W. Wilson of The Dal
les; singing of "Columbia, the Gem
of the Ocean" by school children;
presentation of flag by L. B. Gibson,
county school superintendent; sing
ing of "When Johnny Comes Mareh
Ig Home" by school children; "Amer
ica" by all.
The little daughter of Captain and
Mrs. C. M. Hurlburt will unveil the
Those on the honor roll are a
follows: Joel C. Abbott Tolvo Anna
la, Corbett Alexander, Leonard Arm
strong, George F. Alsup, Lloyd Bish
op, Roy Bruno, Harry Barker, Fred
Broughtou, Frank Baubain, August
Bosse, DeVValt Bonebrake, Carl Ber
ry, Sidney Carnino, Arne Copple,
Clarence Dornhecker, Paul Dix, Har
old Ingalls, Ray Furrow, Gus Fors
berg, Charles and Albert Gibbons,
Will Coodcnough, Raymond Glass,
Hubert Hasbrouck, C. M. Hurlburt
William Hukari, Sidney Hook, How
ard Hodges, Garland Hollowell, Wil
fred, Jenkins, Harold Jenkins, Carl
ton Kibbey, Edward Krieg, Paul Lan
caster, Ellis Morse, Howard Mer
riam, Lee Markley, Realt and Vir
gil Meyers, Arthur Mo3es, Miles
McFarland, Ixjwell Nickelsen, Van
N'order, Harry Post, Wado Robbing,
Kirby Ross, Walter Regnell, Glen
Shoemaker, Ralph Sherrieb, Kent
Shoemaker, Delbert Slutz, Fred
Schall, Stanley Shere, Elvis Staten,
Lee Sehi'knecht, Bert Thornsbury,
Chas. Van Blarlcom, Perry Williams,
Edward Wrenn, John Winn and Rob
ert L. Paddock.
The ladies of the Altar Society of
the Catholic church will give a card
party at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Theo. Haas on Montcllo Avenue next
Wednesday, April 24, at eight p. m.,
for the benefit of the Red Cross.
L'ght refreshments will be served.
All are cordially Invited.
W. S. Kaestner, who has been ill in
Portland, returned home last week.