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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1920
No. 19
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Since the Days of the
Goldsmiths
The goldsmiths of olden times, with whom bank
ing had its beginning, undertook only to safeguard
money and valuables entrusled to their care.
Banks have increased their activities since that
time until they have become an indispensable factor
in the finance and commerce of all civilized nations.
The modern business man who makes full use of
his bank looks upon it as an institution dealing in
business intelligence as well as money and credit.
We invite business men to make use of all our
facilities for service.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HOOD RIVER, ORKGON
Eversharp Pencils and
Waterman's Fountain Pens
FOR SCHOOL USE
w -has
September Records
Kresse Drug Co.
The ji&XcdlL Store
Style Plus Clothes
TTHEY need no introduction for the quality and
popular price is known to every magazine
reader.
Every merchant in the entire country sells
them for the given retail price, and for genuine
value and up-to-dateness they have no equal.
We are showing the New Fall Styles money
back if not satisfied.
$35.00 to $50.00
J. G. VOGT
BORDEAUX PASTE
Freshly Prepared.
Will Save You Time and Trouble.
Milestone Lime Arsenate of Lead
"FRIEND" SPRAYERS
It Will Pay to Order Early.
Hood River Spray Company
Phone 2421
If its for Spraying we can furnish it
Remember Last Winter?
When Coal was parcelled out by the City
Officials in 50 lb. Lots ?
Prospects for next Winter are
not any brighter.
Stock up now while Coal is
available and before new freight
rates drive up price.
Hood River Fuel Co.
Phone 2181
Fourth and Cascade
SPECIAL PRODUCTION
Ufa Liberty
Friday and Saturday
OCTOBER 8 and 9
HOUSE PETERS
in
"Silk Husbands and
Calico Wives"
No advance in prices
FRESH
MEAT
We are now handling
Fresh Meat for the
Fall Trade.
Sanitary and Refrigerated
Meats supplied by
Mt. Hood Meat Co.
NOW OPEN EVERY EVENING
PINE GROVE STORE
A. F. BICKFORD, Prop.
H. S. GEORGE
&fe Electric Kitchen
" The Place to Eat"
CIGARS. TOBACCO, PIPES
BILLIARDS AND POOL
Tel. 1191 Hood River, Oregon
WHY swelter in the
heat, arid shiver in
the cold, when you can
combine the activity and
thrift of the open car with
true homelike comfort
in the Oakland Sensible
Six Sedan? Nowhere
does an automobile invest
ment pay higher returns
than in this moderately
priced and efficient car.
We are exhibiting the
Oakland now at our
salesroom, fe
OAKLAND
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HEIGHTS GARAGE
RAIL OFFICIALS
ARE IMPRESSED
GROWERS AND SHIPPERS CONFER
Conference Held With Railway Executives
In Appeal for Modification of
Freight Increase
if fruit-
rates dm-
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In the opinion of K. W. Kelly, mem
ber of a delegation of apple shippers
and growers who were at Yakima the
first of last week to attend a confer
ence of orchardists ami shippers with
exectives of railways penetrating the
Northwest, the sessions will have a
beneficial effect. H. F. Davidson says
that the railway official! expressed a
sympathy with the appeals
a rowers, who declare the
criminatory and harmful to the apple
industry.
"The consideration we received from
the railway officials," declares Mr.
Davidson, "was gratifying in the ex
treme. They, however, could give us
no promises of any modification of the
increased frieght rate. They will pre
sent our data to a conference of heads
of eastern and western railways to be
held at Chicago Tuesday. We are
hopeful of getting some beneficial re
suits irom mis tnicago meeting.
Mr. Davidson, who read one of the
most comprehensive reports ot the ap-
le conditions presented to the Yakima
meeting, according to nis lenow uoi-
gates, (juahhed to testily on me iruit
usiuess by saying that he has DOT
ngaged as an orchardidt in Mood
tiver since ana is now me prim-1-
il factor in ownership and operation
of 10(1 acres of orchard in Oregon. lie
has charge of 120 additional acres.
I hus. he declares, 1 have nan
he oprtunity to observe and expen-
nce the results ot periods 01 unproni
ble operation of apple orchards.
Mr. Davidson showed that the pres
nt actual cost to a grower here, of
delivering a box for shipment, aliow-
ng lor a reasonable interest and de
ireciation charge and under present
ist conditions, reached $2.(12 per box.
He reached this conclusion by using
ost figures found bv the Department
f Agriculture in 1915 and adding the
subsequent increase in coBt. of produc-
Hon and harvesting. Mr. uaviuson
says :
J o keen an apple oretiaru in a con
tinuous productive condition and main
tain its value, the owner must have a
sufficient amount of cash to enable him
to make diligent, practical application
f the most scientific and practical
methods of pruning, spraying, cultiva
tion, fertiliaztlon and irrigation, which
he can employ through his own person-
knowledge and experience together
with such assistance as he can secure
from the agricutlural colleges, exieri
ment stations and other institutions
and bureaua which are supported by
the government and states for assist
ance of this industry. It goes without
saying that conditions are quite similar
ri a the iirincilial northwestern iruit
growing districts in these particulars.
It has been demonstrated maioren-
ard trees are highly perishable them
selves, because of the multitudes or
liseases and insects which attacK now
fruit and trees, consequently neglect
for only a short period of time is reas-
inably certain in permanent injury
which cannot be repaired. Apple pro
duction in the Pacific Northwest has
not reached the high maximum that
was estimated on a basis of the plant
ed acreage which was growing in 1911!,
for the reason that there were several
unprofitable Beasons since 1912 and
many growers were unable financially
to give their orchards the necessary
are and were compelled to abandon
them entirely while many growers
BJtfered substantial loss in productive
ness of their orchards, which is still
apparent.
"Orchard plantings nave ueen very
limited since the low price reason o-t
the 1912 crop (the Irs! unprofitable
season during the pint e 'ring peric.d)
Consequently practically all the apple
trees of the Northwest that are now
planted have reached the bearing age,
and nature seems to have made a pro
vision that a new apple tree cannot be
succestllliy grown on me same ," "
where another apple tree has already
grown to maturiy. Therefore, ln-ess
f trees in the future win ne ior me
most part permanent both to ine onwer
if the owner of the orchard and a con
sequent loss ot tonnage to transporta
lion companies.
On account of several unprofitable
seasons during the past eight years it
is very unlikely that much, if any, new
acreage will he planted in the Pacific
Northwest for several years, as it win
take a number of fairly profitable sea
sons to establish confidence in being
able to market the product from the
incieised acreage at prices that will
warrant newplanting. !"o any losses
sustained for some years to come are
apt to be permanent to the industry.
It is fair to stale that apple trees are
considered to reach full bearing state
at 10 to 12 years old and that trees be
gin to show depreciation at 12 to 16
vcars. ir the owner nas sum lent in-
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-,m in warrant mm in kivihi: ms
trees the necessary care, he can keep
them in good bearing condition from 2U
to 26 years thereafter, which would
make the orchard 35 to 40 years old at
that time.
If a railroad tie rots out or a rail
wears out, it can be replaced at me
cost of labor and material and made
mmediately as good as new. 1 he
same rule applies in manufacturing in
dustries. Hut this is not true of an
apple orchard. When the orchard is
depleted the owner must get into tome
other lines of business. - j'lcnru
the loss of an apple tree ia a perma
nent loaa.
"lumber tonnage is very heavy frnm
an acre of tittilier, but when the crop. is
ow
1'oultry awards : Mrs. Jesse Thomas.
Mrs. H. L Sumner, Mrs. A. E. Shull.
E. F. batten, Mrs. Roy Kamsbv. Floyd
Dixon, a D. McKelson. H. T. Regnell,
M. H. Isenberg, B. Sentar, F. Fen
wick, B. Hebard, A. L. Page, L. E.
Page, M. J. Folev and Charles Carnes,
Jr.
Those who exhibited and were
awarded premiums in the woman's sec
tion were : Mrs. C. S. Field, Mrs.
Ralph Root, Mrs. D. L Pierson, Mrs.
S. Sinton, Mrs. B. Veatch, Mrs. Paul
Blowers, Mrs. W. B. Tewksbury, Mrs.
C. C. Paddock, Mrs. B. W. Gladden.
Mrs. Maude HasBrouck, Miss Alta Wal
ters, Miss Florence Carson, Mrs. C. A.
Cass, Mrs. LeRoy Taft, Mrs. A. S.
Keir, Mrs. Val. W. Tomkins (Cascade
locks), Mrs. W. E. Kissinger, Mrs.
Henry C. Peters, Mrs. Sam Samuelson,
Mrs. Anna Belshe. Mrs John Hake),
Mrs. J. E. McNutt and Mrs. A. J. Gil
lespie. HIGHWAY WINS
PARK TOUR FOLK
RAINS DELAY
APPLE HARVEST
SEASON'S BEGNINING NOT NORMAL
Pioneer Orchardists Say Raiss are Most
Persistent in Valley Season
Of "93 Cited
New superlatives in expressing sen
sations on viewing the Highway were
uttered Wednesday of last week by Col
orado and California men. members of
the National Parks Caravan, guests at
a luenheon by Hood River citizens on
their arrival from Portland.
"Although the eulogies which Frank
Branch Riley has voiced cannot begin to
depict the views 1 saw today, " declared
Harry A. Burhams, execuive secretary
of the Denver Tourist Bureau, "and the
one thought I had when 1 arrived here
was the opimrtunity you have ot capi
talizing on your magnificent scenery.
Portland is overlooking a real good bet.
In 1915, with our Rocky Mountain Na
tional Park, no further from Denver
than your Mount Hood, our tourist bus
iness, which, it is declared, has become
Colorado's greatest individual industry,
returned us $90,000,000. We started in
a small way with one hotel. Today we
have 40. You have the greatest drive
on tlg North American continent. Port
land can branch out, too, toward the
sea. Oregon's metropolis has Hood
Rivet in the Mountains and Astoria on
the Pacific. San F'raneieso and Los
Angeles need to be aroused to the op
poi tunity they have for selling their
Hcenery. '
Mr. Burhams outlined plans of tin
Park Association to ask congress for an
appropriation of $5,000,000 for an inter
national advertising campaign. Gus
Holm's. head of the Park to Park Tour
ist Association, rebuked citizens of the
Pacific coat sections for allowing stories
to get circluated that their roada were
impasable. He declared that hundreds
of automobiles had been shipped from
Seattle to Lob Angeles last year be
cause motorists were given to under
stand that highways were impassable.
"In fact," he said, "only short
stretches were difficult of negutiation."
Mr. Holm's declared that transcoriti
ental lines of highways muBt be devel
oped a well as roads up and down the
Pacific coast. Then, he declared, the
need that will become obvious for the
stretches we need to connect the na
tioal parks. Many sections, he wild,
are not able financially to build their
individual links of the promised great
national park highway of about 5,000
miles.
Other speakers at the luncheon were
Mayor Scohee; W. J. Hofmann, of
Portland, president of the Pacific North
west Tourist Association; F. B. Owens,
representing the Los Angeles Chamber
of Commerce on the Caravan ; iesne
Butler and Frank Branch Riley. The
visitors, before returning to the fort
land Automobile I lub. where they were
guests at a dinner given by W. v. Mc-
Kent.ey, president or the oiun, were
taken for' tours of the orchards, where
hey witnessed harvest scenes. Their
automobiles were loaded down with ap
ple?. The party was accompanied by a
White motor truck which has been
driven the entire distance of 23X) milea
so far covered bv R. M. Davis, assist
ant manager of the Denver branch of
the company. If the snow is too deep
for passenger automobile traffic when
the caravan raeches Medford all mem
bers will journey to ("rater Lake aboard
the truck, according to present plans.
Weather condition were perfect the
day of the junket here.
C. W. MeCullagh presided at the
luncheon. Mr. Butler in his talk an
nounced that he had received word
from the Slate Highway Commission
that the Loop Highway around Mount
Hood was now an assured tact. Mr
Riley referred to Hood River as a Cin
derella who had remained unknown in
her Isolation until barriers were broken
down by the Highway. Now. he said.
Hood River is hostess to the world.
Mr Owens conirittulated Oregon on
her wonderful natural scenery. Cali
he said, has only artificial seen
she makes the most of it in a
Apple harvest has been inaugurated
this year under far from normal condi
tions. Picking to date has been ac
complished between showers. Pioneer
orchardists say they have never seen a
season characterized by such persistent
rainstorms as have prevailed through
out September and ushered in October,
the month during which 90 per Cent of
the a. -pies here are picked. In 1898, it
is said, rainy weather prevailed, but
not to such an extent as during the
last four weeks. During the fall of
the eastern Oregon wheat crop was
ruined by rain.
The persistent, rains have not onjty
hampered growers in their pu nig, but
it has militated against them in eecur
ing harvest help. Fall weather here.it
ideal for ramping, and many families
make of apple harvest a kind of self
supporting vacation. The rainstorms
this season, however, growers, state,
have driven many harvest hands away.
On places where growers are well
equipped to take care of their help,
crews have been waiting for the past
10 days to start work.
Resulting from the weather condi
tions and the reports that ate said to
have been circulated In Portland to the
effect that the crop would be light, the
heavy (licking season is at hand and a
shortage of all classes of help prevails.
HOOD RIVER WINS
FIRST AT SALEM
fornia,
ery, but
commer
Hofmann Praises Hood River
Writing to Ieslic Butler alaiut the
luncheon eiven last week to the Park
to Park caravan W. J. Hofmann, of
Portland, says :
"I saw the national park to park
hiirhwav crow I off for Salem this morn
ing, and they are mighty well pleased
with their reception in Oregon. You
folks at Bead Uuer made them feel
good and our committee, which accom
pan wed them, certain I v was pleased
with the wav you fc Iks handled it.
That was a delightful luncheon and the
little trip overlooking the valley and
the tunnel made the m all express the
thought that here was the place for
future touriat development.
"It was a delightful party to enter
tain and 1 r. a'ly hated to see them go
away this mort-ing in fact. 1 wanted
to go with then, south. They are ac
companied south by Mr. McKenney
president of the Autoseobile Club and
Mr. Chambers, the secretary. They
will escort them to Crster Lake end the
California line, awl Phil Mebtehan will
Several little improptu celebrations
were held here Tuesday when P. L.
Manser, with Ralph Davies, came home
with a blue ribbon awarded Hood Riv
er county at the state fair for a dis
play entered in competition with coun
ties classed aa chiefly fruit growing.
It was not known that the local exhibit
had won a first prize until Mr. Manser
reached home.
"When it ia considered that we had
only $150, appropriated by the county
court, to work with and that the ex
hibits were prepared iu just two days'
time, our victory is remarkable," says
Mr. Manser. "John Koberg, owner
of the Twentieth Century Truck Farm,
deserves unstinted praise for loading
his own motor truck With vegetables
and bringing them down to Salem. We
were unable to enter any apples com
petitively, as we reached Salem with
only two boxes of any one kind, whin
the regulations required three.
Mr. Manser says that Heod River re
ceived some admirable publicity from
the exhibit. It was witnessed by
scores of thousands of people. and much
literature waH distributed, the truic
displayed was sold the last day. One
box of the apples , was purchased for
presentation to Henry Ford.
J. P. 1 homsen won in an individual
showing with corn in the sheaf, taking
second premium. C. J. Magnuson, or
Park dale, won a third prite on Ameri
can Wonder iiotatoes.
Mr. Manser saya that Hood River
would probably have scored more heav
ily in individual exhibits had they un
derstood the system of entries. It was
thought that the products could not be
entered in individual classes where
shown collectively.
once removed it is from 50 to 100 ears
to the nexW crop. An apple orcnara a9 far H, .salera in his Dug.
continues to furnish tonnage to the "Again let me thank you, your son,
transportation company year after ! Trymar Mr M-' 'jllagh end the rest of
Year. It is dclnered at convt nieni ; , h Hixxt Kner irootl scouts, i am
sidings, already constructed, and ooes
r ot require extending branch lines into I
out of the way places, necessary in de
veloping lumber areas."
Other fruit men at the Yakima
meeting were A. W. Peters, E.
Ireland and C. V
MeCullagh.
Additional Premiom List
The correct list of winners in poultry
entries and winners in domestic arts
were not included in the recent lists of
premiums of the county fair. They
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coming up mere some uin) mi
noon and spend Sunday,, and it is going
to be in the near future, too."
Workman Hnrt at Tunnel
Jar-.
gaged in
bruises
arms '
rocks
l.vnch. member of a crew en
lining the twin tunnels be-
here and Hosier, sustains
and la rations about the bead,
nd leg when struck by falling
uesdsy. He was rushed to the
TOTAL OF 61 GET
TRAFFIC FINES
For the month of September Record
er Howe reported 52 fines of (6 each
assessed for breach of traffic rules in
the city limits. Most of the rases
were for failure to observe regulations
against parking in the congested busi
ness district. JusticeJof the Peace On
thank assessed nine fines, all for $6
except one for $. Only one alleged
offender, Percy T. Shelley, charged
with speeding, fought the charge. His
case was held before Justice Onthank
Friday.
Names of persons flaying goes to the
city fur Septeaiber and not previously
reported were: Howard Mcllroy, L
6. Byron, muflier open ; W. W. Clark.
K. A. Olmstead. Glen Wilson, G. Elli
ott, Rufua Sumner. Hood River Gar
age. Walter Mayes. C. O. Hoonsel, C.
Strain. C. B. Mohr. M. A. Mohr. H.
E. Wiley, parking In restricted dis
trict; C. O. Hughes. A. Leioux. no
tail light: L. S. Benrwtt, ear left
standing with motor running; J. H.
JeHrey. A. Harkui, N. Vsnnier park
ing too near fire hydrant.
MARKET ROAD PAV
ING PROGRESSING
Crews of men sre making rapid pro
gress on the paving InOfc!!. Already
the paving has been Isid to connect the
heavy-bearing Willow Fast district with
(hl. ll warehouse, and the entire strsteh
will t laid in the next two weeks,
weather permitting.
The countv court has joet recsivsd s
letter from Kennth S. Hsdt. testing en
geneer for the highway commission, who
rates the cement used in the work as
far better than required. Two wesks
ago Mr. Hall's associate. E. W. La
selle, gave the cemesst se kow a test
that State Engineer Nmm declared it
worthless for road paving The court,
however, proceded with the work on
receiving a favorable tost frees the city
of Portland.
Cottage hospital,
en.
No bones were brok
Apsfc Umm Vis Ban
The following representatrses ef the
l.ibhv. McNeil A Libby csassng plant,
of The Dalles, were here Tbursdsy to
sire up the cull aptle situstion : H. S.
Mathison. Geo. E. Gibson, Ed KuiU.
I. H. Ijdte and K. R Wilcex. The
rarn. however, offered no statement as
to whet the price would be for the
higher class of culls, other than to ex
press the opinion that they would be
much lower than last seaeec when $20
per ton was paid. The censers tsted
that their peck weuld be much smaller
this seai on also,0-