The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, August 04, 1921, Image 1

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No. 10
We are as near you
When you can't come to this
bank in person
Send your checks and drafts for deposit by the
mail man and we will credit them to your
account and return a receipt promptly.
See us before buying
Arsenate of Lead
We handle
The Universal Insecticide
Orchard Supplies
International Harvester Supplies
The Hood River Fruit Co.
Now is the time to place your or
der for slab wood so as to allow time
for proper seasoning during the
summer months. W& handle the
entire local output of the Dee mill.
Special prices on car load lots of
ten to twelve cords. F. 0. B. car
shipments to ranchers at points on
Mt. Hood Line.
PHONE 218!
We are constantly adding to our improvements.
Last week we Installed the most modern refrig
erated show case on the market.
Hood River patronage deserves the best, and -are
oin to try and supply it. We will welcome
any suestlon that will help our service.
This is picnic time. Come in and let us supply
you with ood things for your lunch Uisket.
The Hood River Market
A. F. lVKPORT. Prop.
Phone 4311
as your mail box.
The First
National Bank
Hood River, Ore
Successors to
The New "Eveready" Spotlight
with the 300 foot range
The Light that says, "There it is
Fit and Improve All Flashlights we have
a complete stock.
The jl&XcdZJL Store
Come in and hear the
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High Grade Mortgages
We have some very desirable applica
tions for first mortgage loans on Im
proved Hood River property, both City
.md Valley.
These loans will net the investor elht
per cent and we will l;e lad to fur
nish further particulars to anyone who
may be Interested.
Member Federal
O t Lit HA,
We will open for business in our
New Location
Cor. Second and Oak Sts.
Try the new main entrance on
-it is there for your convenience.
Visit Us on Opening Day
"Always At
"The Home of Quality Groceries"
John C. Duckwall
Wish to announce that they will be cash bttj ?rs of
the principal varieties of apples and pears t.s sea
son and load from all points in the Valley.
We furnish growers' supplies and maten s.
Apple and Pear Boxes
Spray Materials
We will have a small supply of the specially
prepared oil paper to prevent scald on th a late
keeping varieties and recommend a limited ise of
it this season.
August Victor Recor.
Reserve System
Your Service'
Wm. S. Du kvvall
Phone- 22S Odell
Lumber Industry and Irrigation Systems
On a Large Scale Impress Vis
itors cenery Inviting
Every Oregonian with an automobile
should not consider his touring knowl
edge of the great commonwealth com
plete until he has journeyed to the
metroHlit of central Oregon, the
flourishing city of Bend, already
nationally famed for its amazirtg pro
duction of lumber and the excellency
of its hostelry. The Pilot Butte Inn.
Much has been written of Bend and
Deschutes county, of the fascination of
inspecting the mechanical perfection
of the city's Kfeat sawmills, than
which there are none larger anywhere
of the world's last outpost of m at
nine forests, of the district s gigantic
irrigation and reclamation project!
The casual reader may think he com
prebends the v aptness ot the region
and the emprise of its citizenry, but
a journey into the juniper covered des
ert, some of which today, reclaimed by
application of water, flourishes like
garden spots that the ancients record
ed in their historical lore, by automo
bile is reuuired before one can fully
Understand the true immensity of the
central uregon country.
Bend, two weeks ago, was the goal
for members of the Oregon Editorial
Association, bound for their annual
convention, and those present of
the publishers and editors, out with
their families for the summer vaca
tion, journeyed there mostly by
automobile. For those who had not
motored through central Oregon be
fore, the trip was a revelation, and
Bend and her environs will shine with
new luster from the knowledge gained
by those who shape Oregon's publicity
policies. Editors motored in from the
east as far away as Ontario. They
came from southern Oregon and the
Willamette valley, and they left with a
true appreciation of The Dalles-California
Highway, of Bend as an indus
trial and agricultural center and of the
future prospects of the town as a tour
ist center, placed as it is within easy
journeying distance of five snow peaks
and a chain of trout-tilled lakes as
beautiful as the famed lochs about
vhich Scottish song and story have
been builded.
Accompanying Mr. and Mrs. A. I).
Moe, the writer motored from Hood
Kiver to Bend. A choice of two unites
is available after one leaves The
Dalles. The greater part of the traffic
through central Oregon now goes b)
way of Wasco and Grass Valley. The
worst feature of this route is a bad
stretch of the detour, around a suction
of the Columbia Kiver Highway under
construction, on the west side of the
Deschutes canyon. Our party chose to
go bv way of Dufur, Kingsley and
Maunin over the route selected for the
north end of The Dalles-California
Highway. The road from The Dalles
to Dufur is one of the worst bits to be
negotiated on this route. Dust-tilled
ruts make driving hard. The five mile
grade down into Tygh Valley should be
taken with care, as tourists are few
and the road in spota in rough. The
motorist wonders, as he travels up or
down this long grade why county auth
orities do not expend a comparatively
small sum and construct more turn
outs. Points a plenty, where excava
tion would be easy, are available, and
a crew in a few days could construct
wide turnouts at frequent intervals.
South of Tygh Valley a cut-ofr route
through the Warm Springs Indian Kes
ervation, the road intersecting the
main route again at Gateway, is avail
able. This reservation road, however,
is avoided, as those who have negoti
ated it declare it exceedingly rough
and steep.
The road lietween Maupin and Ante
lolie is in excellent shape, although
unsurfaced. The smooth earth surface
is broader than the paving of the Co
lumbia Kiver Highway, and the motor
ist can make just as much spued as he
desires. We proceeded dow.i through
Trout Creek canyon, where the road is
slightly rough and a little narrow,
traveling as long as daylight lasted.
At it.H0 o'clock we were just 120 miles
from home, and were pitching camp in
the shelter of poplars beside a farm
Clamping out is a pleasant venture
while on a central Oregon motor trip.
Just try it and you will become an en
We were up at daybreak Friday
morning, and after an appetizing
breakfast, cooked over sagebrush
branches, were on our way. From
Metolius on into Kedmond, while sec
tions of the highway, freshly treated
with loose crushed rock, bid fair 10 be
very inviting after they are packed l
the winter rains, they are now difficult
to travel and arc wearing on tires. At
some points this rock surface was ap
plied a year ago, at d here the hard
packed road is fine. One of the rear
tires of Mr. Moe's car picked up a nail
near Metolius and t tie wheel was soon
fiat. At the time the car was traveling
over this loose stone, and the flat tire
was not detected for some time. V a
lost an hour and a half at Kedmond,
while having the punctured inner tabs
vulcanized It was found, however,
that the short journey over those loose
stone without air had practically
ruined the tube. Motorist on such
roads would do well to inspect their
tires at frequent intervals.
The lb miles of highway letween
Kedmond and Bend, w title it is compar
atively good now, will be better next
year. It is mrfaced with gravel,
which remains unpleasantly loose the
most of the distance. The winter's
rains will leave this section well
parked, and with a little maintenance
It will be like a boulevard. D -; Ma
our delays we drew up to the Pilot
Butte Inn a few minutes after t .Mm.
This central Oregon hostelry doesn't
need any additional publicity to add to
ita popularity. No lea a glolie tn.tter
than Irvin S. Cobb has charactcriaed
it as one of the beat hotels in the
world. The Ion i fares of small kjlll
as well aa some that claim metropolj
tan proportions ought to hold a con
vention at Bend and get a taste of ser
vice at the Pilot Butte.
As Hood Kiver has become a hub for '
activity in viewing scenic attractions,'
of the mid-Columbia Cascade district, 1 '
so has Bend becoene the center of such ; 1
moveoarnt on the part of ti-urista wh-
travel to see the Cascades in the vicin-
ity of those beautiful snow peaks, the
Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mount
Jefferson. Highland meadows and a
chain of lakes extend all the way '.own
the Cascades from Mount Hood to
Crater Lake. Odell, Elk and Cold
lakes are perhaps talked ol most
around Bend. The sport ' n, en
camped on their shores, is in a para
dise. Marvelous are the stori I told
of catches of trout. While tin fk bar
men from the outside visit Elk and
Odell lakes for the most jrt, the
liend angler plays Cold lake as I is fa
vorite this year.
While the motorist crossing Central
Oregon and visiting Bend for i i ly a
day or two can get an eyeful of thrills
i and feast on vast expanse any way he
turns, this empire of natural resource
I and scenic aUiaction deserves a more
leisurely visit, lhe mere, brief l lay
whets one's appetite for a return.
The Dalles-California Highway pro
ceeds from Bend over logged oh" land,
left in the wake of crews of the
Brooks - Scan Ion and Shevlin - Hixon
Lumber companies, on into the virgin
forest, yet untouched by the axe, to
La Pine. For 50 miles the way is
through these great trees. Tl e under
brush is scant, and the traveler can
imagine he is riding through a park.
Since a visit of Steven T. Mathier,
chief of the national parks departlM ,,s
of the government three years ago,
Band citizens and civic bodies have
been working toward the preservation
of a strip of pines the full length of
the highway. County Judge Robert
W. Sawyer, editor of the Lend Bulle
tin, has been accomplishing gratifying
results, and the Brooks-Scanlon Lum
ber Co. has agreed to leave a strip of
timber WMl feet wide on each side of
the highway. Judge Sawyer is a keen
good roads enthusiast, an arch-boost at
for Bend and Deschutes county and
sincerely imbued with the preservation
of the region's scenic assets. He is
watching with interest a bill that has
been introduced in Congress by Kepre
tentative Sinnott, providing for the
transfer, in part payment to the gov
ernment for ripe timber in the national
forest, of logged-off land. The lull
contemplates the inclusion of portions
of the logged-otr area in the national
finest and its reforestation.
The Sbevlin-Hixon Company has a
tract of timber approximately (ill miles
long and an average width of 11 miles,
enough to run their big mill, which has
a capacity of 1100,000 feet daily, for the
next 40 years. The Brooks-Scanlon
Company has suflicient timber to oper
ate a like period. The latter mill,
however, has a capacity 60 per cent
smaller than the first named company.
A large tract of pine, privately owned
by another large syndic-ate, lies otr to
the northwest of Hend. Huge areas
of timber In the national forest will
ripen and be available by the time the
Bend companies have cut their last
stiimpage. Thus Hend cap look to at
leaal half century of activity as one
of the nation's largest lumber centers.
While agricultural activity in the
Immediate vicinity of Bend is neglig
ible, because of topographic conditions,
the center of irrigation activity for the
country to the north, because of these
same topographic conditions, must re
main around Hend. The water has to
be diverted from the Deschutes to the
south of Hend. Already two large
systems are supplying life-giving water
and turning the desert into productive
fields of alfalfa, grain anil potatoes.
The region has gained a wide fame the
past few years for its potatoes, which
grow to perfection in the vicinity of
Kedmond and Band, Growers are ap
plying rigfd inspection of seed and be
cause of the freemtss from disease of
thuir tubers, they have created a Pa
cific Coastwide demand for their out
put tot seed purposes. The potatOQI
of this section being a premium on the
market over those of most other sec
The irrigation concerns of this sec
tion cover areas of 100,000 acres, fig
ures gigantic in comparison with the
water systems of the Rood Kiver val
ley, the largest of which supplies only
13,000 acres. A system larger than
any already in operation is reaching
the .point where actual construction on
a huge dam seems imminent. This is
known as the licnham Falls project.
It will water the country around Mad
ras. The sheep industry in the immediate
vicinity of Bend reaches no small pro
portions, and the traveler is impressed
by the great numbers of herds grazing
in the district. The- impression is not
a tavoraPIc one when ne nas lo travel
through a blinding dust clow raised by
the woollies. The cattle industry
thrives in the sections otf to the north
of Bend, and the W. K. & N. Co.
recently began its annual Sunday
schedule, moving out trainloads of fat
steers to Portland.
The motorist in t lie Bend country
wonders where all of the cinders, used
in surfacing many roads are obtained.
I'hey appear identical with those
drawn from the ash pit of a locomotive
or coal-burning boiler. The Deschutes
county road building material, how
ever, is derived from a butte to the
south of the city. I he deposit was
made by process of some volcanic up
heaval. Just south ol Mend, too, par
alleling the Klamath rails highway
for a short distanc e, is a wide deep
cleft in the earth'? surface. It is ex
pastaed aa an earthquake fault, it ex
tends far dow n toward the California
line. Numerou- e iclences of volcanic
action and 1 1
in the country, l
jecta of intercut
hand. Benham 1
it is said, PBBttll I
was blocked by a
v of lava is observed
m! gc i log ists find ob
ng -tudy on every
' t he I leschutep.
id v hen the arteam
if lava across
Its curse. A -I tl lial UMa above tl
falls Spring ri
Pout a mile in
length. Mows into
large stream flows
two or three huge
and ice cold.
In pioneer til;
eled acrusa the
wagon train to th,
city of Bend. Th
at which th
chutes. tlnw.
deep canyon. Th
large butte. aris
plains, and ti ;
chutes. This
the eaith in
crvgtal clear
met B?ekera trav
orush plains hy
sat site of the
- the only point
c ross the le
olher points in a
ie guided by a
could look ta
silver thread a
: came to call it
it was called T
the section t-.d
The biir Be
Bend. Later
id pioneers of
rJiiy growing
Dairying has
I .tiiiue on 1-ut Fafe)
(lovcrnor Olcott Commends Proposal After
Ascent Young Matron Remains
Over Night on Summit
So successful was the first anno
ascent of Mount Hood under auspic
of the Hood River Post of the Ann T7
can Legion last Sunday that the o "
inal suggestion of members of O
Post, who initiated plans for the : '
ational stunt, to develop a yewrl a
ture of national American ac
tivities has been confirmed. . ion
Bust of all parts of the natior - I be
invited to participate in 1922
American Legion accent of Oregon's
most accessible snow-capped and gla-cier-girOed
peak. Dr. J. W. Sifton,
who is delegate to the approaching na
tion;.! convention, will carry a formal
invitation to be presented to the body.
He will exhibit a large number of
photographs taken on the excursion of
last Sundav. The Pacific Legion,
organ of ex-service men, and other Le
gion publications will promote the out
ing. The Post will organize a perma
nent committee lo arrange for the rec
reational feature.
All of the 150 members of the party,
who camped Saturday night and Sun
day, the Btajer portion of them ascend
ing the mountain Sunday, enthusiastic
ally approve the plan. Governor Ol
cott, who with Secretary of State Sam
A. Kozer, accompanied the party to
the top of tho peak, declares the
scheme one of great promise, not only
as a recreational feature of the Ameri
can Legion, but as a boosting asset for
Oregon's scenic attractions. The ne
cessity of hiking a mile and a half
from the end of the road to the ramD
near Cooper's Spur made this year's
excurison a very strenuous one. The
completion, however, of the Mount
Hood Loop and a spur into the snow
line will make it possible to start on
the climb unfatigued by any long hike
tO camp.
"It has been ono of the most won
derful experiences of my life," said
Governor Olcott," as he dusted snow
from his clothing after a slide of 2,000
feet down the snowtields Sunday after
noon. Mr. Kozer smiled second to
the governor's motion and both of the
high officials proceeded to buy alpen
stocks from Guide Mark Weygandt in
preparation for future mountain
While nBBIBOra Of the party suffered
mountain sickness and were forced to
turn back after reaching a compara
tively high elevation, no accident
marred the party. The sensation of
the event occurred when Mrs. Beatrice
Crawford Nvweomh, young matron of
Buffalo, N Y., who is spending the
summer with her mother, Mrs. John
Crawford, of Salem, became so ill on
the summit that she was unable to
return. Mrs. Crawford remained over
night at. the lookout house manned by
Forest Bangers' Harry Smyth and
Clam Hlakeny. She soon recovered
and is unstinted in her praise for the
care given her by the rangers. Mrs.
Hlakeny returned her to Cloud Cap Inn
Monday and Tom Lethlean, Baker le
gionaire, and C. L. Woodrum. of Sa
lem, met her with an automobile. She
returned home none the worse for the
thrills. Mrs. Newcomb says:
"I am a native- Oregonian and have
been ambitious since a small child to
ascend the mountain. We had planned
a half dozen parties for this summer,
and something always happened. The
Legion announcement here seemed an
opportunity. Saturday I arrived too
late to join the cars bound for the
camp. I finally secured transportation
and did not get to the camp until 2.20
Sunday morning. We were up again
at four, and 1 was in no physical con
dition, of coume, to attempt the
climb. It was too much for me. But
the views of a sunset and a sunrise
from Hood's top were worth all of the
discnm forts."
The Saturday night campfire waa a
feature of the event. Mike Hrennan led
songs. Adjutant General White sang
French solos. Oliver Houston gave
some vocal numbers and Capt. Geo K.
Wilbur instructed the prospective
climbers on their Settsna for the fol
lowing day.
Harry Sines, old cook of 12th Com
pany. Orgon Coast Artillery, who
came up from fmlsW especially to take
charge of the mess camp, won the
hearts of all by his treats of substan
tial foods and innumerable daintiea.
Nobody went hungry.
The stars of the climb were Miss
Marian Butler, 1 5 -year c Id daughter of
Mr. and M:s. Truman Butler, and
Mi 4 Bessie Wittenberg. Both reached
toe- summit without apparent difficulty
and fresher than many veteran hikers.
Fred W. Donnerherg and Dr. V. R.
Abraham, led by W. A. Langille. ex
perieMCed mountaineer, formed a pho
tographing i arty. Although these men
it rted around the line of climbers,
visit me various pinnacles and points
of vantage for photographs, they did
not tie in until they bad reached an
elevation nf 10,000 feet Then, in spite
of lh ' fact that they had traveled
mud greater distance than the lines.
they led the way over the summit at
1.15 p m. Sunday. Mr. Langille. al
though Sundaj waa the hrst time he
had elifl i I the mountain in 24 years,
was on this 50th ascent.
The laUowing is the list of those
who registered at the top of the peak :
W. A LangiHe, Dr. V. K. Abraham.
Fred Dor nerlierg official photographer.
Company A: rk Weygandt. guide;
C. M. Huriburt. Gov. olcott. Secre
tary of State Koaer. ; Capt. Lyman G.
Rica, E. F. Goodrich, Kent Shoemak
er, CL A. K. Wilbur. Hub
bird Tavl r C. E K lars. A. C. JoOn
sen Bert Head. Marian Butler. A. W.
Su.i.l.en a, .: C tc Sr.. i -rd. all of
d. Eari
.loyd Caroer
K. Kelsey.
ibhe, L. A.
ot Huod
Gonipany C: H. I- Shoemaker, Joa
Winchell. " H. W. Johnson, Don Mett-
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