The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, June 06, 1918, Image 1

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No. 1
56e Cleveland Tractor
Motorj Four cylinder, 3 j in. liore Track: length side 50 in.,
"j eiroKe. i roieeieu wi.un in.
overhead valves.
Horsepower: 12 at draw -bar; 20
at belt pulley.
Length : in.
Width: 50 in.
Height: 52 in.
Weight: Lees than 3200 pounds.
Turning circle: 12 ft.
Traction sirl'aee: Mure than tl(H)
square inches'.
Center to center of tracks: lis in.
Clearance: 12 in.
Beit pullev: Diameter, H in., face
ti in.
Suspension : three-p jiut.
Price $1600 f . o. b. Portland
Machine may lie wen at Delco Oarage at T he Dulles
Lawn Sprinklers
Lawn Hose
Lawn Mowers
Hand Seeders
Hand Weeders
Wheel Hoes
Lawn Rakes
Lawn Grass Seed
Lawn Edgers
Screen Doors
Screen Windows
Window Screen
A complete stock of
together with our ser
vice, makes this an
ideal place to pur
chase your tire re
quirements. DeWITT MOTOR CO.
Orchard Hay Rakes, Mowers, Disc Plows, Harrows.
Winona Wagons. Orchard Trucks.
KELLY BROS- Distributors.
Phone 1401.
Maximum The very Istest for
Cloth-Lined our boys at the
Rubber Gloves Front
for Spraying Relax Air Pillows
Jonteel Talcum I Klenzo Dental
Jonteel r Cream makes the
Face Powder Mouth feel so Cool
Jonteel Face Cream and Clean
Tw Ijj&xaM Store
Come in and hear the latest Mav Records
Give us your order at once so that you can depend upon
your supplies for this season.
Kelly Bros.
Phone 1401
Urgent Call to
We again urge you to make up your mind
whether you are going to need an IDEAL
FRUIT GRADER this season. For it will be
impossible to get help to harvest your crop as
you should.
By using an IDEAL GRADER you can
cut the cost of packing greatly, and expedite
your work to such an extent as to make up the
cost of the GRADER, which is less than one
half the price of others. And the IDEAL
has given perfect satisfaction to all who have
used it on past seasons.
We have a machine all set up and ready to
operate at our packing house any time. We
will be pleased to have you call and see us and
allow us to place you on our list; for we are
not going to be able to fill late orders, on ac
count of lack of help.
Ideal Fruit & Nursery Co.
We have just installed an additional
section of Safety Deposit Boxes
the rental is only
$2.00 per Year
1 1
Member Federal Reserve System
will be best to exitriment hy photo
graphing the sun with different exprs
i ure times, and possibly with different
pnn 111 I nCT ' s,"l's lefore the dav i.f the eclipse. If
rl IK hi I I l'r I K lass plates are used thev should be
the slowest obtainable.
Others Plan The Dalles Trip to Avoid
Clouds Astronomer Gives Sug
gestions for Observers
I Numerous Hood River people are
' making preparations for viewing the
i total eelipse of the sun here next Sat-
urday. Many w ill go to the high points
I around the valley. A number of fam
I ilies have planned to motor to Wasco
j county points in case clouds obscure
the heavens here. Others have planned
Ion a trip to Glenwood and Trout I.ake
near the centre of the zone of totality.
The moon w ill begin to cross the sun at
Hood River at about 3 o'clock, present
i daylight saving time. The total eelipse,
lasting about a minute, will be seen
from Hood River at just about 4
To those who wish to observe the
eclipse, the following information,
taken from an article written lor the
University of Denver Bulletin by Dean
Herbert A. Howe, professor of astron
omy, will be ot interest:
At first one sees a slight flattening
of the sun's round disc on the right
hand side below the centre, as if it had
been smitten by a mighty sledge ham
mer. This flattening grows, and it
soon becomes plain that the advancing
circular edge of the moon is slowly
eating into the sun's face. The heav
ing billows on the sun's surface toss
about in their usual fashion. Great
storms, which we call sun spots, rage
with their accustomed tury. 1 he jag
ged mountains on the edge of the moon
push their way onward, hiding the so
lar storms from our vision. The ad
vancing sphere is no longer, as Shelley
describes it -
"That orbed maiden, with white fire
Whom mortals call the
For the softly
Queen of Night has
visage as black as Death, which moves
forward with a relentlessness which
betokens the entire extinction of the
King of Day.
In about an hour the sun is reduced
to a narrow crescent, like the moon
radiant face of the
given way to a
when it hangs low in the west. As the
sunlight dickers through the leaves of
the trees, tiny crescents, like baby
moonlets, shimmer and dance upon the
green turf below. Faint and curious
shadows run in rows along the 'ground
and up the sides of houses. A swift
larkness descends upon the earth.
Away in the northwest the shadow of
the moon rushes toward the observer
with frightful velocity over the hills
and valleys. It even climbs the steep
of the Bky. The light blue of the
heavens turn to indigo and stray cloud
lets are engulfmed in sudden night.
The indigo dome overhead rests on a
lurid reddiBh yellow base around the
horizon, and the whole immense struc
ture seems to be falling toward the
The sun gives a last expiring Hash of
rosy light, and the moon, now of inky
blackness, is encircled by a pearly
aureole of softly gleaming radiance.
A chill like that ot night comes on.
The faces of the beholders grow ashen,
and their tongues are hushed in awe.
A few stars and plantets, Udder than
the rest, peer down through the un
canny darkness. Perchance tinv gusts
of wind flirt about in disconcerting
fashion ; at times, however, there is a
dead calm, as if nature herself were
holding her breath.
Suddenly there comes a Hash of light
from the sky. The observers whirl
about to see the shadow leaping away
toward the southeast. Their lips burst
into joyous exclamations of delight.
fhe landscape lights up- the birds be
gin to carol. iNature gramnuiy re.
sumes its wonted aspect, and men go
about their wonted occupations.
While the sun is only partially cov
red up one may look at it through a
pinhole in a piece of paper, or through
a dark glass. A glass may be easily
smoked by a candle or oil lamp. It is
best to have the glass so opaque that
the sun looks rather dim through it.
If one uses an opera glass or spy glass,
the dark glass should be placed be
tween the eye and the telescope. One
must be very careful to have the glass
so dark that the sun does not dazzle
the eye at all.
During the short time when the shin
ing body of the sun is entirely obscured
by the moon, one may see small red
dish flames shooting up at a few points
around the sun's disc. These are called
solar prominences and are largely exu
dations of hvdrogen gas. The entire
sun will be seen to be surrounded with
a halo of glory stretching out irregu
larly in all directions. Near the sun
this is quite bright and is likely to be
brighter than the full moon in a cloud
less evening sky; but it lanes away
rapidly as it extends outward. It is
called the corona and is so attenuated
that comets have been known to
plunge through it without appreciable
change of their velocity. It is safe to
look at the corona and prominences
without any dark glass, even if one
uses a small telescope, which should be
so mounted or held that it will not
tremble. If an opera glass or spy
glass be simply held in the hands, it
will not be sufficiently steady to give
the best view. One may see the faint
outlying portions of the corona by
looking a little to one side of them,
instead of straight at them.
When the first flash of sunlight
comes at the close of the totality the
eyes should be instantly turned away
or closed until they can be protected
by a dark glass.
During totality the planet Jupiter
may be seen just above and at the left
of the sun, at a distance of five de
grees, or ten times the moon's diam
eter. Twice as far away, below the
sun and at the right at a distance of
ten degrees, the ruddy star Aldebaran
will appear. Ten degrees to the right
and below Aldebaran, the coy planet,
Mercury, rarely seen by cas'ial star-
gazers, will shine forth. Nineteen de
i grees at the left of the sun and a little
lower down Betelgeuse, the giant star
is one shoulder of Orion, will be visi
ble. Almost directly above Belelgeuse
and 35 degrees from the sun may be
seen the twins, Casto and Polux.
Before the sun is entirely covered up,
and also after totality, it will be inter
esting to take snapshots of the sun, es
pecially when it is a narrow crescent.
The smallest stop should be used. As
photographic outfits vary so much it
While the strawberry crop is of trie
best quality, the protracted cool weath
er will cut the yield to tio ier cent of
normal, it was stated Saturday bv C.
W. McCullagh. Growers from White
Salmon and Underwood districts report j
that the cold weather has taken an i
even heavier toll.
Despite the chilly weather of the
past several days, fruit of Lower Val
ley fields is ripening in sufficient !
quantities for the assembling of large
daily express shipments, Carlot ship-1
ments from Hood River, Underwood
and White Salmon, to be handled
jointly, will be sold to h North Dakota :
concern, who distribute the berries
through the Rocky Mountain and north
middle western states.
George E. Crum, member of the Da
kota commission firm, who is just back
from California, where he participated
extensively in the Florin berry deal,
is optimistic over prices for fruits.
The chief worry for all fruit interests,
he says, is a possible car shortage.
Mr. ( rum says the car situation re
mains an unknown quantity.
Sizing up the fruit outlook of differ
ent Pacific coast fruit districts, most
if which he has recently vioiteit, Mr.
Crum, here Saturday, said :
"The Kennewick berry crop is pret
ty fairly cleaned up. ft will all be
practically moved this week. In Yak
ima, except for Jonathans, the yield of
which will be somewhat lighter than
usual, apples of all varieties will yield
heavily. The Yakima peach and cher
ry crops w ill be 50 per cent of normal.
The prune crop is good. All deciduous
fruits of California will yield heavily
this year. While 1 have not been to
Wenatchee, reports we receive from
there indicate a heavy yield of all
kinds of fruit. 1 am told that, the
cherry crops of The Dalles and Mosier
districts will be light. The Lew is ton,
Ida., fruit crop will be good this
Mr. McCullagh says that his organ
ization is preparing to handle straw
berries in freight cars, in case express
refrigerators are not available. The
Clark Seedling berry will stand pro
longed shipment, it is said, better than
any other variety.
w. s. s.
Counth Has Already Sold $30,000 of the
Small Securities - Chairman Vaughan
is Confident of Success
With all Hood River merchants and
district committeemen, appointed by
Chairman Vaughan, leading, a cam
paign has been launched to pledge the
sale of worth of War Savings
Stamps in this county during June.
Mr. Vaughan says that'he is confident
that he will be able to report to state
headquarters liefore July 1 that the
county has reached the goal To date
$30,ooo worth of the small securities
have been sold here.
"Hood River county has exceeded
every quota in the raising of Liberty
Ijoans and other war funds," says Mr.
Vaughan, "and w e are determined that
we shall not be lagging in the sale of
War Stamps.
"I know that all of the orchardists
and business men of the city and val
ley are exceedingly busy at the present
time, but they should also realize that
w e w ho are engaged in this war work
are even busier than they. We would
appreciate it if all would" learn before
hand just what they propose to pledge,
so they will be prepared to sign up at
once. It would facilitate matters if
pledgers would learn over the telephone
points at which they could make their
pledges, and then act accordingly."
While the per capita quota is $20, it
will be necessary for those who are
able to buy several hundred dollars'
worth of stamps, since many will be
limited to smaller purchases. All
school districts have been given re
vised quotas, based on population and
assessed valuation.
Mr. Vaughan calls attention to the
fact that the nation has figured the
$2,000,000,000 War Savings Stamp al
lotment in its budget. If the securi
ties are not sold, it will be necessary
to raise the funds by taxation.
Oregon's remaining quota to be
raised in the second draft is 5158 men.
Official announcement of this figure
has been made from the War Depart
ment in Washington,
In the first draft, Oregon's net quota
was 717 men. Since the filling of this
quota, the state has furnished in vari
ous draft calls a total of 'ihi'A men.
The announcement from Washington
states that all these men will be cred
ited against the state's gross quota on
the second draft of !,.'!!'.! men, leaving
a net (junta still to be raised of 5,15s
These men will not be called out all
at one time, but will be inducted into
service as calls are received from
Washington for draft increments of
various sizes. At the rate inductions
are now being made, however, it will
not be long before they are all inducted
into the service.
This county's quota still to be filled
under the second draft is ;il.
A large crowd was present at the
station Friday afternoon to bid good
bye to six National Army men, who
will be assigned to Fort McDowell,
Calif., for duty. J. H. Crenshaw, of
Dee, who has served in the army, was
placed in charge of the local delega
tion. Men leaving here were as fol
lows :
Sid R. Coleman, Edgar Kile, George
H. Thomas, James 11. Crenshaw, James
Elmer McCuistion, Charles Wesley Al
len. Homer K. Mays, of Hillsboro,
was inducted by the local board. Four
other local men were inducted from
other Northwestern points.
The little black dog belonging to
children of Joe D. Thomison.came near
being mascot for the drafted men. A
score of the eastern Oregon toys
aboard the train spied the dog and
made a rush for him. Running like a
jackrabbit, the dog beat a retreat, the
rookies pursuing.
"The Underwood district with a Red
Cross quota of $150, has subscribed
more than $400," writes Henry K.
Love, of Hear Springs ranch.
A solicitor who visited the camp of
the Climax Lumber Co.,in which Judge
Derby, of this city, is interested, dur
ing the recent drive met a most en
thusiastic and generous response from
the millmen and loggers. With few
exceptions the men each subscribed a
day's pay to the fund, the total amount
raised being $173.70.
The Climax men are proud of the
fact that they alone subscribed more
than the quota for the whole district.
Mrs. C. A. Hell, who recently visited
Camp Lewis in company with Mr. Bell
and members of the Northwestern Ho
telmen's Association, returns home
with highest praise for the work that
is being done by the Hostess House as
conducted by the Y. W. C. A.
"1 was a member of a local commit
tee that solicited funds for the Hostess
House here last winter," says Mrs.
Hell. "If I had known then what the
place means to the soldiers, their fam
ilies, friends and sweethearts, I would
have been a great deal more enthusias
tic in my appeals for money. 1 want
to tell those who gave to the Y. W. C.
A. fund that their money is doing a
grand work.
Aside from the large reception room
the Hostess House has cafeterias,
where the soldier and his friends mav
purchase a meal such as he might find
at home, for reasonable prices.
"We spent four hours driving over
the grounds of Camp Lewis. Every
where one was impressed with the
neatness and orderliness of things. We
saw the practice trenches. Ihe bar
racks and the bath houses established
for the soldiers. We were made to re
alize the value of the Y. M. C. A. and
K. of C. huts. The boys have entered
into the spirit of keeping the camp in a
neat condition. They have planted
narrow parkings in front of the prin
cipal buildings to grass, which is kept
neatly trimmed. In front of a Red
Cross hut a pebble mound, on which
appears the symbol of the organiza
tion, has been reared."
Miss Dorothy Wissinger, their niece,
had charge of the Mount Hood hotel
while Mr. and Mrs. Bell were away.
Provided the links of the Highway,
on which crews of men are now rush
ing work, are completed in time to
make possible a round trip automobile
tour from Portland here in a day, the
Northwestern Hotelmen's Association
may visit the valley October 7. As
sembling in Portland, the members of
the greeters' organization, according
to C. A. Bell, who has just returned
from a tour of the Puget Sound coun
try with members of the organization,
will go to Los Angeles, Calif., for a
meeting October 11.
"1 find that all of the hotelmen were
keen for the Hood River tiip," says
Mr. Hell, "and I hope the Highway
will be in shape for arranging for it.''
The visitors, in case they come here,
will be given luncheon by the Hood
River people.
Marshall Wilder Pineo, former high
school student and son of Geo. W,
Pineo, of this city, was killed in ac
tion in France May 1U. Lieut. H. D.
W. Pineo brought the news here to his
father last week. Because of the elder
Mr. Pineo's poor health Lieut. Pineo
feared telegraphng him, and he made
the journey here to break the sad news.
Marshall Pineo has been residing in
British Columbia for the past several
years and had enlisted in a Canadian
hospital corps. He had been in F rance
j less than a month. It is presumed that
t he was killed when a hospital was be
. ing bombed.
The registration of German alien fe
males, to begin Monday, June 17, and
end Wednesday, June 20, will be con
ducted in cities or municipalities hav
ing 5,0oo population or over by the
police officials. In communities having
a population of less than 5, OIK) the reg
istration will be handled by postmast
ers. In general the plan of registration is
the same as that followed in the regis
tration in February of German alien
males. Each person who must register
will be required to register her finger
prints. This method of identification is
also used in the military and naval ser
vices of the United States.
13 Men in Next Draft
To fill a draft quota of Oregon to be
entrained between June 24 and 29,
Hood River county will be called on to
furnish Hi men. Men listed by the lo
cal board to answer the call are as fol
lows: t"
Ralph Waldo Arens.WilhamB. Snow
d'n, Lewis J. Audrain, Hans K. Hocr
lein, John ().. Kelly, William W. Coch
ran, Weino Annala, David R. Cooper,
Herbert R. Field, Ixuie William Preg
e, Emmet H. Thomas, Am Hnkari,