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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THTILSDAY, JlTXE 13, 191 S
EVERY DOLLAR invested in
WAR SAVINGS STAMPS is a
SILVER BULLET to help end
This Bank is an agent for the
sale of Government securi
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve System
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
COMMITTEEMEN TO MEET SATIRDAY
A complete stock of
together with our ser
vice, makes this an
ideal place to pur
chase your tire re
quirements. DeWITT MOTOR CO.
Harry Lauder's own song! And a cheery
one it is, as it pictures the return of the troops
from the greatest war in history, amid the
ringing of bells and the songs of victory.
Harry wrote it, and he sings it in a way that
nobody else in the world could do it.
VictorDmceRecords m'ililots ofuJai2
Two numbers by the original Dixieland
Jazz Band that not merely invite, but almost
compel you to dance. Doth distinctly differ
ent, yet each abounds in rhythm and melody.
At the Jazz Band Call One-Step
Outrlth Walk - Fox Trot
Come i i tt.nl let .s r y i tSei fit ctions, or any of lh
New Victor Records for June
THE KRESSE DRUG CO.
Come in and hear the latest June Records
Urgent Call to
Eight Cents Cash
for Field Pick
We can use all you have
FRUIT GROWERS EXCHANGE
Telephone 2221 .
THE HIGHLAND MILLING CO.
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Poultry and Stock Feeds
We extend a cordial invitation to the orehardists of the
Hood River Valley to visit our new plant, now open at the
foot of State Street.
J. P. & L. B. APLIN
Telephone 1751 HOOD RIVER
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
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.
GUIGNARD & ROSIGER
OLIVER CHILLED PLOWS.
Orchard Hay Rakes, Mowers, Disc Plows. Harrows.
Winona Wagons. Orchard Trucks.
KELLY BROS., Distributors.
HOUSE PLASTER, CEMENT
ARSENATE OF LEAD SPRAY
Give us your order at once so that you can depend upon
your supplies for this season.
n order that Hood River county will
attain pledges for her quota of War
Savings Stamps in the sum of $1(0,IU0
before June 28, a campaign will he
waged, beginning next week, with as
much ginger and enthusiasm as that
characterizing the recent Liberty bond
drive and other patriotic activities.
Chairman v aughan, in charge of
ounty saleB of the small securities.
declares that he expects to le able to
announce that Hood Riv,er has gone
over the top several days before June
28. Mr. Y'aughan has railed a meeting
of district War Savings Stamps com
mittees, composed of more than M citi
zens, at the Commercial club rooms
Saturday afternoon at one o'clock,
when final plans will be outlined.
Already, says Mr. Vaughan, a
renewed interest is being shown in the
War Stamps. Purchases are picking up
right along, despite the fact we have
not yet started our solicitation. One
man came in Monday and purchased
stamps to the value of $200, declaring
that he wished to do this much toward
bringing Hood River to her full quota."
A total of more than $:)2,000 stamps
have already been sold through county
postotiices and banks.
Merchants are helping materially
wjth the work. R. 15. Pengo is in
harge of an advertising campaign be
ing published in the county papers.
Appealing copy was paid for last week
by the papers and the banks. This
week Perigo & Son and E. A. Franz
Co. join the papers in making possible
TOTAL ECLIPSE WAS
And Saturday afternoon, w hen the
moon's shadow came in contact with
; the sun, Mr. Child s. instead of gazing
f 1 Ifri i I1T TiTf 1 n tuw'J tne western heaven, was ab
I A III PA lll l r A It sorted in noting the effect of the w;,rj
Vnilll niUll nLillll intr daylight on the insects. Just as
the approaching darkness sent the
chickens to roost, Mr. Childs says the
moths observed the eclipse by immedi
ately becoming active and beginning
their deposit of eggs. He was in his
cage again at nightfall, and again, he
says, the codling moth female resumed
her activity, interrupted a few hours
before, when the sun's rays again
broke forth in startling radiance. An
application of spray Sunday, Mr. Childs
thinks, would have destroyed a record
day's deposit of codling moth eggs.
Interest in Campaign is Already
Shown, Purchasers Buying in
A thin film of downy clouds, almost
invisible until the sun's eclipse was
total, flashed forth in a brilliant color
ing from the corona when the moon's
shadow totally obscured the sunlight
Saturday afternoon, Stars, above and
below the cloud patches, became visi
ble for the brief moments, and the
wight was impressive. Night birds
were brought from their retreats and
swished through the air in pursuit of
W hen the shadow contact was total,
rooster crowed and the call was
taken up and sent back and forth over
the valley by other rulers of barnyard
harems. When the visible sun s area
had decreased to a tiny crescent, crews
of men engaged on the Ruthton hill
section of tihe Highway fired a series
of mighty blasts. They had been pre
paring for days to herald the notable
event, and the opposite crescent
marked the waning eclipse before the
echoes had ceased reverberating up and
down the Columbia's gorge. Manv
thought the eclipse was being accom
panied by an electrical display.
More than 00 fort landers were here
to witness the phenomenon. Preceding
the eclipse the visitors were enter
tained by a motor trip over the valley.
HOOD RIVER IS
THE RED CROSS WILL HAVE CHARGE
Numerous amusing incidents accom
panied the total eclipse. Celilo Indians,
engaged in the berry harvest, had not
been informed of the phenomenon, and
when the heavens were darkened by
the approach of totality the Redskins
sought the aid of an old buck, known
for his prowess as a medicine man.
Despite explanations of the w hites the
Indians are still perturbed over the
A Japanese berry grower was deliv
ering his day s pick Saturday night at
the Apple Growers Association.
"What did you think of the eclipse.'
asked A. W. Isbell, of the receiving
"What you say?" inquired the Nip
ponese rancher, his interest still un
aroused because of his ignorance of the
word. Mr. Isbell began an explanation
and the Japanese's face fairly shown.
"Oh," he said, "I wonder what mat
ter with him about four o'clock."
HELP WITH HARVEST
prominent part in the harvest of
the strawberry crop is being played by
members of the United States Roys'
Working Reserve Corps, of Portland.
The first camp was established Thurs
day in the Oak Grove district, w here
the enthusiastic youths, who aro super
vised by officials of the Portland V. .L
C. A., without loss of a moment's
time, pitched their camp in a beautiful
wooded grove. The following day the
volunteer workers were engaged in
saving one of the fruit district's chief
crops. With a labor shortage prevailing,
the arrival of the Hoys' Reserve has
prevented growers from suffering pos
sible heavy financial loss.
While a semi-military discipline is
enforced at the camps of the boy work
ers, all rules, with the exception of a
few general laws pertaining to conduct
and safety as established by the Y. M.
C. A., are made by the youths them
selves. The camps are strictly self
governed and the first duty following
the establishing of the camp was an
election of officers. Respective leaders
were named as follows: John Piper,
governor; Arthur Clark, judge : Jacob
Holznian, prosecuting attorney; Emilio
Piluso, sheriff; Tom McMullan, deputy
sheritr ; John Thomas, Charles Bennett,
I. eland Chapin, Newton I.angernian and
Robert Hoggs, council.
The camp was established under su
pervision of H. D. Huggii;s, of the
Portland Y. M. ('. A. Raymond Cox
has now taken charge, and Mr. Mug
gins has left for Dee, where he estab
lished the second camp. Mr. Cox'is
assisted by ('has. Holmstedt and E.
Bumniert in his supervision of the hoys.
It is now planned to establish a total
of five camps of Hoys' Reserve work
ers in the fruit districts, three of them
to he in the l.'pper Valley. The num
bers at the camps will average 25, it
WOMEN ARRIVE TO
The labor shortage alfecting the
Hood River strawberry districts will
be felt most actutely by growers who
are indifferent to the comfort of their
pickers, according to (). K. Baldwin,
here Monday establishing camps of
Oregon Women's Farm Rosen e Corps.
It is said that some of the Portland
people who have come here recently,
at a great personal sacrifice, have been
so disappointed at conditions on ranch
es, that they have returned. Some
growers, it is asid, want to hold their
pickers all the tune, and yet only fur
nish them with a few hours of work
We are going to forget the tele-
hone numbers of those fellows who
don't want to treat their help right,"
said Mr. Baldwin.
Forty-one girls, in charge of Mrs. A.
Ella S. Stearns and Mrs. MaithaWink
lenian, of the Oregon Women's Farm
Reserve, arrived here Monday and
were taken to a camp established in
the Dee Flat district. Twanging uke
leles and singing, no happier lot has
recently been seen in Hood River than
the pretty young girl harvest bands.
BIG MAIN CRUSHED
WATER SHORTAGE ON
After the eclipse was on, an educated
Indian man in charge of a crew of
strawberry pickers on at the Staten
place in Frankton, spurned a smoked
glass for viewing the phenomena.
"Come here," he told one who prof-
ered him a piece ot opaque glass, mo
tioning toward an irrigation ditch.
The Indian pointed to a perfect re
flection of the moon-curtained sun made
bv the water. Smoked glasses lost fa
vor with observers in that spot after
A series of photographs was made of
the eclipse by Joe D. Thomison. The
roll of films was left on a table in the
living room of the Thomison home
Sunday morning a sad after chapter
was played when Mr. and Mrs. Thomi
son 's elder daughter, Becky Ann, ap
nroached her mother and called on her
for an explanation of the peculiar roll
of pauer she had found. She had un
sealed the undeveloped films and had
exposed them to the light. Methods
adopted were meant to impress on
Becky Ann's memory that children
should carefully avoid an investigation
of unusual packages.
While leading figures in the world of
science were busy Saturday engaged in
perfecting the last details of arrange
ments for observing the total eclipse of
the sun, Leroy Childs, who has recent'
ly won marked recognition for his study
of the codling moth, one of the most
destructive of orchard insects, was just
as busy, not, however, preparing for a
view of the obscured sun.
For a week Mr. Childs, who has
found that the female moth, at this sea
son of the year, begins her daily egg
laying at twilight, had been construct
ing a screened-in cage around a small
fruit tree in his backyard, in order that
the little ligh't-mauve colored moths
might be watched in natural surround
ings. Saturday morning he completed
the arrangement of entomological par
aphernalia, magnifying glasses and
cameras. Pad and pencils were at hand
The break Monday of a main from
Tucker's Springs, furnishing a million
gallons daily and Hood River's chief
source of water supply, has brought a
temporary water famine. With the
hottest days of the year on, an official
warning has been issued, placing a ban
on irrigation. Mayor Humble, in order
that sufficient water may be conserved
from the old city spring for fire protec
tion, has appealeu to citizens to use a
little water as possible for household
The main was crushed by the set
tling of an earth fill that is being
thrown across Indian creek gorge by J.
G. Faitfowl, doing the work under con
tract from the county.
The break destroyed nearly 1,0(1(1 feet
of the big wooden-stave pipe main.
While the city kept on hand repairs for
sections of the pipe, the destruction
was of such extent that Supt. Price
had to go to Portland to secure addi
tional pipe. He thinks that the repairs
may be completed by Saturday night.
Supt. Price says that some do not
realize the seriousness of the damage.
and are continuing their irrigation, de
spite the official warning. 1 he city is
now getting absolutely no water trom
Tucker Springs, and the Heights sec
tion for a part of the time is without
water for household purposes. Unless
the requests of the city officials are
complied with, arrests may follow.
Chief Athletic Event Will Be Tug of War,
With Teams from Neighboring
Logging t'amps Contesting
With the Red Cross Chapter in ex
clusive charge. Hock! River is already
preparing for the town's most glorious
Independence Day celebration. Invi
tations have been extended to neigh
boring towns of the mid-Columbia,
both in Oregon and Washington. AU
concessions have been granted the
Chapter by the city council, and it is
expected that the Chapter will be rich
er by more than $1,000 following the
The big athletic event of the cele
bration w ill be a tug of war. A plat
form will be erected on the main busi
ness street, and teams fom all adjoin
ing logging camps, the city and orch
ard communities will participate.
The committee has made the follow
ing announcement :
The celebration will be under the di
rect supervision of the Hood River
Chapter of the American Red Cross,
assisted by every civic and fraternal
organization in the community. It will
be in the form of a big carnival, in
cluding a children's pageant and sports,
patriotic exercises in the forenoon and
a blood stirring championship tug-of-war
contest in the afternoon. In the
evening there will be the various at
tractions and dancing at the al fresco
Last week the ways and means com
mittee of the Chapter issued an invita
tion to all the various organizations in
the city to appoint delegates to assist
the Red Cross committee is perfecting
an organization to take general charge
of the celebration. This resulted in
the formation of the following general
committee: John R. Norton, chair
man, representing the Red Cross ; I).
G. Cruikshank, C. F. Gilbert and C. D.
Hoyt, representing the Commercial
club; Mrs. C. O. Huelat and Mrs. C.
K. Marshall, representing the Wo
man's club; U. P. Dabney and Alva
Day, representing the Odd Fellows;
J as. H. Hazlet, and C. C. Anderson,
representing theKnights of Pythias;
Harry Farrell and Peter Mohr, Jr., the
Knights of Columbus ; H. F. Davidson
and J. K. Carson, the Masonic Lodge;
Marie Berry and Katherine Baker, the
French Orphan Relief club.
1 he chief event of the day will be
the tug of war championship between
specially picked teams from among the
timbermcn and loggers of the various
lumbering centers in this part of the
state. E. E. Ellsworth, manager of
the big mill at Cascade Ijoeks has tele
phoned that his team would outpull
"anything that walks on two legs.
S. Morgan, who is organizing the
team at Wyeth, modestly proclaims
that the Wyeth team will "at least
outpull Cascade Locks," so there you
tie. 1 he big camp of the Oregon
Lumber Co. at Dee is preparing to en
ter six giants as championship contend
ers, and the Phillips mill in Post Can
yon notified the committee Monday
that they would have a team ready to
pull all comers on the Fourth.
! long, narrow platform five feet in
height will be erected on Oak Btreet
between Fouith and Fifth, so that the
struggles of the teams will be in con
stant view of everyone in the crowds.
It is expected there will be eight teams
in the contest.
To accommodate the crowds from
Cascade Locks and Wyeth a special ex
cursion has heen arranged with the
steamer Tahoma, coming up from the
Locks in time for the forenoon events
and returning in the evening at 8.30.
The round trip fare will be $1.10.
Among the carnival attractions will be
a minstrel show staged under the per
sonal direction of 0. F. Gilbert of the
once famous teamnt Llarke & Gilbert;
special show will be staged by the
Odd Fellows: the Fish Pond, where
suckers will be hooked ad lib by pretty
maids; the rerris wheel; Soak the
Kaiser" shooting gallery; "hot dogs"
and many others now m process of in
cubation by the committee. The entire
proceeds of every show and concession
will go into the funds of the Hood
River Red Cross Chapter.
The city council has granted the Red
Cross the exclusive use of Oak street
between Fourth and Fifth streets and
has further authorized the closing to
all vehicle and motor traffic of Oak
street from Second to Fifth streets and
from Cascade to State street between
the hours of 7 a. m. and 12 p. m. on
Parkdale on I p Grade
Parkdale, terminus of the Mt. Hood
R. R. Co., in the l.'pper Valley, con
tinues to grow. J. M. Demmon, who
has operated a machine and blacksmith
shop at the chief Upper Valley town
for the past several years, has com
pleted the construction of an ;up-to-date
garage. Because of the splendid
scenery of the community and the easy
access to Mount Hood, Parkdale is the
goal of scores ot motorists from many
outside points as- well as Hood River
during the summer season.
Japanese Baby Buried
The body of Ray, the infant son of
Mr. and Mrs. Yochichi Nishioka, was
buried Sunday afternoon at Idlewilde
cemetery, following services held at
the Partner" chapel. A Japanese
priest ftfom Portland officiated. The
infant 8?ed Saturday.
JOHN CLUCK HAS
GIVEN RECORD SUM
Proportionate to his earnings, it is
likely that no individual in the United
States has contributed more heavily to
the Red Cross than John Gluck, aged
50 and one time soldier of the Austrian
empire. Gluck, who earns his living
as a laborer on county roads, Saturday
gave Secretary Ravlin the sum of $3H,
bringing his total donations since the
war began to an even $100.
Many have attempted to get the
story of this man, but he is marked by
his reticence. His few expressions dis
play an abiding loyalty to and faith in
the principles of his adopted country.
He says, too, that a strong love re
mains with him for the land of his
birth, whose peoples, he declares, will
receive the greatest blessing of their
national existence when America
makes possible the decisive defeat of
the armies of the Central powers.
Preparations are being made for an
elaborate Chautauqua here this season.
At a meeting last night, the following
executive committee was appointed to
arrange for the event, lasting through
the week of July H-Ri : R. E. Scott, A.
F. Howes, G. A. Molden, S. E. Bart
mess and A. G. Lewis. Mrs. Ifwis
will appoint two other members of the
Woman's club to assist with the work.
The Chautauqua will be held at the
open air theatre "in the city park,