The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, August 12, 1920, Image 5

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Do You Wish to Enjoy the Luxurious Warmth
of a
For Fall and Winter
at a nominal cost?
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The Largest, Newest and Best Assortment of
Plush and Cloth Coats ever in Hood River, now on
display in our store.
These Coats are made up of Silk Plush and Sealskin Plush. Cloth Coats
are Polo Cloth, Silvertone, Bolivia Cloth and Velour, at prices that will be a
pleasant surprise for you.
Owing to the successful buying of our
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York Market, we are enabled
18 picked buyers on the New
to give vou the newest and best in stvle.
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material and workmanship the market affords at unequalled prices.
Plush Coats priced $29.75 to $94.75
Cloth Coats priced 18.50 to 52.50
Make your selection NOW while the stock is complete, at the
We have a Child's
Coat for every
The House of Courteous Service
We have the larg
est stock of School
Clothes in the City
Box Nails Camp Stoves
Box Hatchets Ranges
Pruning Compound Detroit Vapor Oil Stove
Screen Doors
Kitchen Ware
(Successors to STEWART HARDWARE CO.)
Rice Terraces Are World's Masterpieces
ENLIST in a real cause
fight for pure foods.
Come to think of it, you
don't have to fitfht for it.
All you have to do is to
visit this grocery and
leave jour order. We'll
do the rest.
We have a fresh supply
of goodies for that picnic.
Ask about them.
We give double S. & H.
Green Trading Stamps
every Wednesday.
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Representative John E. Raker, of
California, member of tba eungression
al committee investigating the Pacific
coast Japanese situation, motored here
last Friday over the Highway to study
j at h'srt hand local conditions. He was
j accompanied by the Ifolowing: K. P.
Ronham, in charge of the Portland im
I migration office , I. Oyama, secretary
of the Japanese Assciation of Oregon,
i and I). Takeoka, Portland Japanese
j broke-. He interviewed (ieo. It. Wil
bur, Rojf 1. Smith, K. K. Scott and
M. Yasui.
There are in Oregon 8488 adult Jai -
anese who own 28i5 acres of land and
j lease 7,!lll acres more, according to an
i article in the Oregonian last week.
! business investments of Japanese in
j the state have a value of $Ht0,(00.
Since 1913 there has been a nominal
decrease in realty holdings of the Jap
anese ot &Yo acres.
Such are the figures compiled by the
Japanese association of Oregon and
I submitted to the congressonal commit'
I tee on immigration and naturalization,
which has been holding investigations
in California and Washmgtin dealing
with the problem of admission and
land tenancy of Orientals. The Japan
e ;e association report is said to have
been corrected up to June of this year.
With but minor omissions, the de
tailed report of the association, of
which T. Abe, of Portland, is presi
dent, is here quoted :
Men, 8,681 ; women, St',2 ; boys under
16 years of agp, 487; girls under Hi
years of age, 4 r()4. As the result of
tne working oi me gentlemen a agree
ment the number of Japanese men in
this state has greatly decreased within
the past 10 years, and it is was only
by the increase of women and children
that the Japanese tiopulatiun has main
tained its size, without substantial de
crease. Japanese farm hands are paid at
present $5 per day on an average.
some ot thtm receiving as hitrh as $ti
In all these lines Japanese laborers are
paid the same wages as those of other
nationalities, and in certain instances
they receive higher wages than white
The total amount of capital invested
by Japanese in various lines of busi
ness, including stores, hotel and room
ing nouses, bath houses, laundries, res
taurants, barber shops, etc., is esti
mated as $860,000, while the totaljgross
receipts oiirmg the Year 1919 are
plactd at 1900,000.
The status of Japanese farmers in
Oregon follows : Number of farms,
230; land owned (a) 2186 a res ; land
leased (b) 7911 acres; (a) includes the
lands bought on contract, for which
only part of the purchase price has
been paid and (b) includes lands culti
vated on shares with the owners of
As to the land recently purchased in
central Oregon jointly by Americans
and California Japanese, its acreage iB
not ouiainauie ami is not included in
the above hgures.
The statistics taken at the close of
the year 1913 give the figures of the
land owned by Oregon Japanese as
3060 acres and. compared with those
ligures of the present statistics, the
Japanese holdings of land infthia state
show a decrease of 875 acres.
This is due to the fact that during
the past few years, while there have
been a number of new purchases by
Japanese on one hand, several large
tracts held by Japanese residents on
the other hand, were at different times
sold to American farmers as follows:
Wheat land in Wasco countv. Kill)
acres ; hop ranch in Marion county, 166
acres; in Willamette valley, 135 acres;
in Hood River, 50 acres.
Total value of crop raised by Japan
ese farmers in this state during the
vear 1919 is approximaely $700,000 and
the total amount invested by Japanese
farmers in stock, cattle and horses,
automobiles, trucks, farm implement.-,
etc., is estimated at 6688.000.
In the Hood River valley there are
about 70 Japanese farmers who own
about 1200 acres, of which a consider
able part is still in timber or rough
land and held under leases or on a
share basis with the owners about.
The reason why the Japanese hold
ings in Hood River are comparati velv
largej- than those in other parts of the
state is said to be that originally the
Japanese were invited to come there
iy American land owners who
Some Do-Some Don't
Some do and some do not know that we have one
of the best Battery Charging and Repairing Shops
in the State. We have a special Battery man who
understands your Battery. Bring it to us and we
will convince you that we
you are looking for THE
do the kind of work
All Japanese children are sent to the
public schools here as soon as thev at
tain school age They take to Englifh
readily; their relations with white
children are amicable ;'innocent lips of
Japanese school children will disclose
to anyone who questions them their
fondness for their schools ; the Japan
ese children born in this country are
not much interested in the things of
the country of their parents.
Concerning the eduowtion of the Jap
anese children, this association made
early in this year a declaration of the
principle, following the adoption of a
resolution by its board of directors,
that the teaching of the Japanese lan
guage to Japanese children in this
country must stop.
As its result, the Japanese'school,
in which some Japanese children were
taught the Japanese language each day
after the close of the ieular hours in
the public school, was abolished; and
at the present time the schools
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wnicn Japanese cnnuren receive pre
liminary education for the public
scnuois are now ma ntamed by the Jai
anese people in this state.
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1 and, as
now hold
the result, in many cases,
were given the tracts they
in exchange for their labor.
In certain districts in the Hood Riv
r valley, Japanese went first into the
iarts wiere very few farms existed.
The lands were mostly either loweri
iff or brush lands, and it was after
icars of incessant hard labor that they
lurceeded in clearing these tracts and
iroduced many farms on which white
parmers later settled and now outnum-
J. H. Fredricy, accompanied by (ieo
I. Slocom, A. K. ( ruikshank and G. A
Molden, returned Sunday night, from i
strenuous journey to Rainy and North
lakes in the southwestern part of the
county. The week end hike from the
old Stanley-Smith Lumber Co.. mill al
Oreen I'oint, where the party motored
Saturday night, was made to acertain
fishing conditions of the lakes, stocked
two years ago when trout fry wen
carried for two miles over rough coun
try on pack horses. Plenty of six and
eight-inch fish ere found. The men,
however, believe that parties coming
uo from Wyeth are fishing the lakes
without regard to size.
The party intended to visit Soutr;
lake, another remote body of water of
the timbered district. They were an
able to find landmarks, however, am
were forced to return without having
ascertained conditions there.
Judson Q, Ruggles, local dahlia fan
cier, declares that moles have a keen
discrimination as to their sen M of taste.
Mr. Ruggles. whose collection of rare
dahlias is probably the largest in the
valley, has been studying mold for
several years.
I he rodents have a taste for mv
finer bulbs," he says. "Last vear at
considerable expense I secured a rare
bulb anil a mole ate it up before the
plants bad bloomed. This season I
tried another bulb of the same variety.
While my less rare specimens went un
touched again a mole made a dinner
from my fine bulb. "
This Is a photograph of trip Ifuran '.gormt rice terraces, which are inmni
the most remarkable of their kind In th world They ere one of the manj
mnneloTU eight for the tourist to eee In the Philippine Island and are to b
found la the Ifugsn district of the Mountain province. Northern Loron
The height of these terraces, which are held up by tone wall. I? from 4
to 16 feet, averaging 8 feet Ugh. It Is estimated there are 12.121 sjMIe of
eight-foot stone walls la the Ifugao terrsoes, which Is approximately half
the distance around the world.
terraces are skillfully Irrigated by water brought la tto-jchs
over lone distance.
In other nails of the state where
Japanese own the farm land, large
parts of such lands are still in timber
or brush, which need tt be cleared by
their labor.
Of the lands, whether owned or
leased, now cultivated by Japanese
farmers, nine-tenths are devoted to
vegetables and berries. These crops
reejuire a stooping posture on the part
of the workers, and while such work is
not favored by white farmers, the Jap-
inese are particularly adapted to it on
CCSMIlt of their short stature.
ror ceitun kinds of farm work Jap
anese tarmera obtain white farm hands
and during the harvest season many
white nersons are employed on manv
Japanese farms.
( barges are sometimes made that
the dwellings occupied by Japanese
farmers are p- o ar.d unsightly. It is
true in certain inatances; but the
blame for such conditions cannot be
placed entirely on the Japanese farm-
i ers, localise esiieciallv in the case of
; leased lands, they have to take as. their
dwellings those that are built by the
I landlord on the premises.
However, Japanese farmers desire
to improve their conditions ef living as
I far as circumstances allow; a great
I difference - is noticeable between the
conditions existing among them ten
years ago and those now found there.
Japanese births and deaths in Ore
! gon are as follow a:
Year 1115. U2 births, W desths; vear
1916, lift) births, 32 deaths; year 1917.
j 1M9 births, 36 deaths; year 1917, 19K
birth', deaths, vear Wit, 16 births
74 deaths; year 1919. 190 births, 64
deaths ; total, 807 births, 245 deaths. j
Average sge of the Japanese rhil- 1
dren. 4 years. Average age of Japan
ese adult in Oregon: Male adults, :ii
years ; female adults, 28 years.
The average ages of Japanese fath
ers and mothers in Oregon Are : Fath
ers. 40; mothers, 29.
The present Japanese birth rate i
high, owing to the fact that nearly all
Jafianeae families now in Oregon are
at the ataaje of highest productivity.
Therefore, in the aest ten years the
hirth rte of the Japre -will surely
decline, as Japanese men attd women
grow older and there is no immigration
of younger people to tskr their place.
Following a tour of :;ivestigation by
J, H. Fredricy, Geo. J. Slocom. G. A
Molden and A. R. Cruikshank the State
rish and Game Commission will proba
bly be asked to close North, Rainy and
r-inutn Lakes, located near Green I'oint
to all fishing.
"We found a most regrettable condi
tion, says Mr. Fredricy. "Parties
have evidently visited the lakes recent
ly and have been taking fish without
regard lo bize. We found at least nil
undersized dead trout in the water
edge. We stocked the lake in order
that the fish might spawn and maki
the remote bodies of water a fisher
man s paradise. Unless the lakes are
closed our ends will be defeated."
Hugh (. Hall claims that he had
enough excitement Sunday to last out
the year. Mr. Hall, accompanied by
U H. Aplin, was approaching trojt
ixiols of Hood river through the barn
lot of John llakel, Oak Grove orchard
ist. when the latter'a Durham bull es
pied them. The men were cut off from
returning to a fence, and they proceed
ed down a steep trail leading to the
water's edge. Mr. Aplin took the ui
stream trail, while Mr. Hall rushed
downstream. The bull seemed to dis
play esnecial antagonism to the news
paiier man. whm he followed, and Mr.
Hall, in order to elude the angry brute,
was forced to take to deep water and
wade behind a mass of rock. The bull
followed far out into the stream and
Mr. Ball was kept prisoner in the lee
stream until the brute grew tired and
left for his herd of cows.
Apple Season
will soon be here
How are you fixed
Mr. Grower for
your Fall Supplies
We are now delivering
Box Nails
Cutler Box Presses
Wenatchee Picking Bags
Northwest Ladders
Dick Smith Nail Strippers
If you have not placed
your order do so now,
so we may protect you
against shortage and
higher prices.
E. A. Franz Co.
Price Going Up
On September 1, the price of the
will advance.
But we stijl have an allotment of Six
It will pay you to make a deposit and
protect yourself against the raise.
Rait fishing is impossible and the
sportsman has little success with salm
on en" s on me r,ast fork, ac
cording U J. H. Fredricy, who with
Olin K Spaulding spent Sunday on the
remote upier reaches of the stream.
The Kast f-ork.Jaceording to Mr. Fred
ricy, is vervmuddy as a result of a
heavy flow of melted glaciers the past
several days.
The Cascade Garage
Numerous fishermen have k illed rat
tlesnakes the past week on the west
side of Hood river on (mm. Is U-low the
Hood River irrigation ditch. Chas. W.
Read, who narrowly escaped leing bit
ten by the snake, killed a rattler with
ten rattles. No snakes are ever seen
on the east side of the river, and the
fir district between the West and Mid
dle Forks is free from rattlers.
Berry Plants in Demand
Indicstions notat to a heavy planting
of Clark Seedling strawberries the
coming fall. Already Gladwyn Davis
is endesvoring to secure I5.0UH plants
for s. tiu.g an sere. It is feared that
new acreage may be limited by lac of !
plants. High prices of Clark Seedling j
bvries, the average price per crate i
having been about U ' the pest see
son, is rausiig many orchardists of
lower levt I- to utilise small uncleared
plot for berr tracts.
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