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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 192
Christmas Cheer for All Let Your Own Judgment Decide
When practically without exception the artists who draw the largest audiences in opera or in
concert, whose names in every land are synonymous with artistic achievement, make records for
one particular talking machine, there is only one reasonable conclusion, namely that that instru
ment is, in the opinion of these artists, the one best medium through which their art may be
perpetuated. When, in addition, the public, final judge of all human enterprise, confirms the
artists' choice, there is little room for argument.
Any instrument listed will afford proportionately more musical satisfaction than is obtainable
from any other source.
Come and see our display of new machines.
KRESSE DRUG CO.
Come and hear the December Victor Records.
from a man's store
for a man
See the special window exhibits.
J. G. VOGT
Nationally Known Merchandise.
WOMEN ARE THE SPENDERS
OF THE NATION BUT
they are the savers too. Many a man
will tell you he never saved money un
til he was married.
Modern women have a checking ac
count and pay their household expenses
We shall be &lad to discuss checking
accounts with you.
USE ALL OF OUR SERVICE.
Were You Ready
For The Big Snow?
Or were you one of dozens who phoned
anxiously for fuel the day after the
storm, when deliveries were almost
Right now is the time to prepare for
the next storm by laying in a supply
of wood or coal. Call us for four
foot or 16 -inch slab wood or body
fir, nut or lump Coal. Special rates
on KING COAL direct from the car.
C IQL )
Emry Lumber & Fuel Co.
Succeeding Hood River Fuel Co.
Phone 2181 Fourth and Cascade
:? v, The First
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ilooD River, Ore
What happens if
do not make a will ?
It' I leave a widow and one or two children,
what part of my estate may each receive?
If I leave a widow and my mother, but no chil
dren, what part of my estate may each receive?
If I leave a brother and my father, what part
will each take?
If I leave a widow and one child and make
and hold a deed to my wife for all my property
to be delivered after my decease?
If I leave minor heirs will there be expense or
inconvenience that a will miht obviate.
The subject of "Descent and Distribution of
Property" is full of possibilities and the pru
dent man puts his house in order while he is in
good health and of "sound and disposing mind
Our charter permits us to serve as executor,
administrator or trustee and we commend to
you this important part of Bank Service.
BUTLER BANKING COMPANY
Member Federal Reserve System
Does a moment's happiness over cheap price
outweigh the lasting satisfaction of a good job?
YOU DON'T GET BOTH
I am turning out vW jobs at a fair price
day after day.
Bring in your troubles and let me help yu
in any way I can.
is what you need; why not get it at
Shay's SERVICE Shop
Shop 1201 Rf ll
Fairbanks-Morse Engines - Hayes Spray Machines
Domestic Electric Systems - Water Systems
Machine Shop work by skilled mechanics.
Automobile Repair Work.
First and State Sts. Tel. 3173
COMMEN r ON
C. R. BONK MAKES
way. reported meeting two motor
cyclists, who had left Portland at 4
a. m., en route to The Dalles. The
men, whose names were not learned by
I the officer, passed through Hood Kiver
at 11.30 o'clock. Thev had heen forced
t) take to the O. W. R. & N. track,
ciiff pctiav 'e-v Rta,ed, at various pnints because
Si (ilir.Sl ION the Highway grade was covered with
TO HAVE TREE
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION PLANNED J
tacit Purchaser of Land, says Pioneer jyyQ FAST TRAINS
uoeioper, anomu lane ooin im
proved and Cncleared Acreage
An article recently written by C. C,
Crew, secretary of the Commercial
club, for the series being run by the
Portland Telegram for the put pose of
stimulating community upbuilding,
has attracted wide attention here, Mr.
Crew's suggestions having been re
printed in the lilaner aid tnis given
the widest dissemination.
The local commercial club secretary,
while he offers no solution, other than
to suggest that the clearing of logged
olF land might be stimulated by apply
ing the principal of national or state
aid as in reclamation through irriga
tion, cites that one of the greatest
needs of the Hood Kiver valley is for
an additional population and the clear
ing of logged off lands. For nearly a
decade orchard development has re
mained practically at a standstill. The
clearing of new land each year has re
Mr. Crew's article was noted bv C.
K. Bone, pioneer orchard developer,
who is especially (ualilied to indulge
in expert comment. Mr. Hone, who
since he began '2X years ago to set out
young apple trees, to care for them
until they hud progressed to the point
of returning living profit to purchas
ers and then to sell them to prospec
tors attracted to the pursuits of horti
culture in the Hood Kiver valley's en
virons, appealing from the standpoint
of climate and surrounding natural
scenery, says that those promoting
sales of valley landhave erred in push
ing exclusive sales of improved land.
"The community itself would be bet
ter off today and buyers of property
would have fared better," says Mr.
Hone, "if each purchaser had been en
couraged to take along with his acre
age of improved land a percentage of
uneleared property. The b artng acre
age would at once furnish an income,
and the purchaser would be able to ap
ply all surplus time and resources to
ward clearing that portion of his prop
erty still in the rough.
"Indeed, this prinicple "is our only
salvation today. We can hope for no
immediate relief from such reclama
tion project as Mr. Crew suggests.
Orcharding is still attractive to many
men of limited means, if they could
support themselves during the long
period of developing fruit tracts. If
we adopt a plan of selling bearing
acreage along with plots of adjoining
uncleared land, we may see much of
the logged-off areasjof the Upper Val
ley coming into cultivation within the
next few years. If we take hold of
the proposition in a constructive way
we may find a place in our newer
orchard belts for a fair percentage of
the ex-soldier popluation, who are in
position to benefit from tne state
bonus measure. Most of the large
scale land colonization schemes for ex
service men, call for the application of
heavy percentage of the loan money in
tiding the beneficiary of the bonus law
over his first few years of develop
ment. In the local case, where the
soldier would own an acreage of bear
ing orchard, which would begin im
mediately to return an income, he
would be free to apply a greater por
tion of his funds to the. actual purchase
price, and utilize his ready returns fot
current expenses and perhaps as an aid
in clearing up his acreage of rough
"Not only have we logged off land in
the Upper Valley, but we also have a
considerable area of willow brush land,
which can be cleared with compara
tively little expense. This land is sec
ond Lto none for the development of
strawberries, which will bring in im
mediate cash returnB. Our Upper
Valley country, where most of our
available raw land is situated, has
proven itself as commercially success
ful in the past few years. Especially
have growers who have planted heavily
the earlier varieties of apples found
their returns gratifying. Hut, leaving
apples absolutely out of our considera
tion, it offers excellent opportunity for
pears. This species of fruit seems es
pecially adapted to the area of avail
able logged otl land, l'ear culture, too,
has inducements that seem to be re
sulting in making it more popular here
at present than the planting of applet.
Growers, as they observe the immense
area of commercial apples in nearly
every section of the country, fay that
fatal diseases and climatic conditions
have practically limited commercial
pear growing to the Pacific coast.
Oread fire blight and similar disi-a.-es.
which have rendered pear culture M -profitable
in the eastern area of the
nation, have been kept out of the sec
tions west of the Kockies.
"The Upper Valley laid will be
profitable if planted only ' potatoes
or to hay. Jt is practically all under
irrigation, and irrigation systems have
been constructed at comparatively
nominal cost. As a region for suet ess
ful hay and grain farming the Upper
Valley offers more Mattering induce
ments than does any eastern or central
Oregon section. I do not see why
some enterprising man could not turn
this uncleared area into a profitable
Mr. Hone, in his 25 years as an i I ih
ard developer here, has probably r. -pared
and sold to different individuals
an aggregate of about S00 acres of
bearing tracts. He ended his com
ments by say ing :
'We must practice, with regard to
our land, the tame policy that apple
sales concerts have adopted. They
make their extra fancy apples aid in
the selling of thetr fancy and C-grade
stocks. W hen a buyer calls for a car
load of apples, he is made to pay a
good premium, if he demands the
higher grade exclusively. He is en
couraged to take along with the extra
fancies, some of the lower grades in
each car. If we have prospective set
tlers who demand exclusively land that
has already been developed, let therri
have it. but make them pay a
premium. I.et's encourage, however,
the policy of having the buyer take
si rre of our uncleared land along with
the income producing, full - bearing
COLLIDE AT CELILO
One of the worst railroad wrecks in
the history of the state occurred short
ly after midnight last Thursday morn
ing when the eastbound Spokane train
No. 12 and westbound Oregon -Washington
limited, No. 17, met in a head
on collision a half-mile east of f'elilo.
Ten persons were killed and till hurt in
the resultant terrible wreckage.
The bodies of six trainmen and pas
sengers were identified and removed to
the morgue at The Dalles.
Workmen engaged in clearing the
mass of wreckage later came upon the
bodies of four men near the forward
end of train No 17. Thev were be
lieved to have been transients beating
their way on the westbound train and
it was considered probable that posi
tive identification might never be
Eighteen of the more seriously in
Hired were brought to Portland in a
hospital car of a special train which
was made up at The Dalles. They
were met at the union station by am
bulances and taxicabs and removed to
St. Vincent's hospital, where railroad
physicians and surgeons cared for
Three others were 'taken to a hos
pital at The Dalles, while still other.-'
were able to return to their homes or
other destinations af ter their injurit a
had been bandaged.
News of the wreck was learned I y
local folk on reaching tovn Thursday
morning. It wa9 at first feuredjthat
Mrs. L. C. Baldwin, en route from
Portland to Staidield, to join her hus
band, might have been on No. 12.
friends of Kev. and Mrs. W. P. Kirk,
who were returning from eastern Ore
gon points, feared they might have
been on the train. One of the worst
worried or local people however, was
H. L. Fengle, who had received a tel
egram from his wife, announcing that
"he would leave Pendleton on No. 17.
He spent nearly all Thursday taring o
reach her by wire and finally learned
that she hud not caught the ill-fated
Those killed instantly or who died
while being rescind were:
Mrs. J. W. Walling. Amity, Or.
L. J. Kirk, St. Paul, Or.
A. H. Mc Bride, murine mail car
guard on train No. 12. unsigned from
the Spokane marine oltice.
George Hristnw, A06 Going street,
Portland, fireman on train No. 17.
Jack Cole, aged f, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Cow, of McMinnville, and
grandson of Mrs. J. W. Walling, also
a wreck vict m.
C. J. Yartirotrgh, 71.1 S uth Second
Street, Portland, negro porter on the
train No. 12.
The mere seriously injured were:
Mrs. Lloyd Cole, McMinnville, both
arm-i anil legs fractured and Internal
injuries; condition critical. She is the
mother of Jack Cole, who was instant
A. M. Ashe, aged 34, !) Fast Mad
ison street. Portland, injuries to leg.
It. J. Frye, Hged ;(2, Heppner, Or.,
injuries to head and note.
F. S. Kode.levv, Minneapolis, injuries
to fare and note.
Klmer Colburn, mail clerk of Spo
kane, both legs injured.
John I). Ca.-ey. Meat-ham, right
K v HodgCS, aged II, of Slanlield,
Or., injuries to head, chest and legs.
John C, Gardner, engineer on train
No. 17, fractured let l leg and right
Tom M. Allen, engineer on train No.
12, leg injuries and lacerated nnc.
W. C. Thompfon, 'MKi Misissippi ave
nue, Portland, right ankle scalded and
Mux Keppler, Kamsey. Mont., in
juries to head, nose and shoulder.
S. H. Stevens, Condon, Or., Fcalp
and leg wounds.
Mrs. Joseph Duncan, fi(3 Kast Four
teenth street, Portland, injuries to
chest, w rist and eye.
C. D. Jngersoll, Minneapolis, injur
ies to nose and hesd.
Antone Cercely, Terrebonne, Or., in
juries to back and head.
it. K. Folsorn. Minneapolis, injuries
to back and nose.
Mervil Terry, Visalia, Cal., injuries
A. Adam.'on, Portland, right hip
All of these vert taken to St. Vin
With the Kagle creek bridge out, the
through O.-W. K. & N. trains were be
ing detoored over the North Bank line.
No. 12 had left the bridge of vhe S. P.
& S line across the Columbia and was
The system i:t double tracked at the
M : t. where the wreck occurred. No.
17 was occupying the track next to
the bluff, contrary to custom, having
been given this right of wav, as a
freight wa on the track next to the
river. Ordinarily No. 12 would have
been proceeding properly on the inside
By his own admissions at the hear
ing before the interstate commerce in
spectors and officials of the railroad
company at a public investigation last
Friday night. Conductor Allison, of
train No. 12. was shown to have de
parted frnm the junction at the south
end of the S. P. & S. bridge without
pecific orders from the dispatcher's
office in The I'alles, according to the
Chronicle, of that city.
From MstJeSss by the interstate
commerce n -p tors and neao omciai
of the system, as shown in the tran
script of evidence, it was apparent
that the c n it., tor, w h has I t en k Mi
the comi any ft r .'t2 years, was held at
fault, although no finding have been
made by any agency, and the investi
gation wil' t be completed, it is said,
until tl e fin ! tei-timony is taken from
It is Proposed That Kiddies of the City1
Be Given a Time They Will
John Baker stopped at the Glacier
i Bice the other day and proposed that
the good fellows of the city shculi get
together .and arrange plans for carry
ing as much real Christmas spirit as
possible to the children of the town.
He especially urged that no poor fam
ily, with kiddies, be overlooked.
Just the week before, Henri Thiele
had proposed that he would erect at
the Columbia Gorge hotel a huge
Christmas tree and would welcome the
folk of town and valley to the hosterly
the afternoon and evening of Friday,
December 2.'1. It was suggested to Mr.
Baker that all of the children, and es
pecially the poorer ones, be escorted to
the big new hotel on the afternoon of
Mr. Thiele's Christmas tree. Mr.
Baker passed the suggested plans on
to Truman Butler and the matter was
broached to Mr. Thiele Tuesday when
the Lunch club was at the hotel for
the noon meal.
"Just bring all of them along," said
Mr. Thiele. "Your plana will be my
And now a number of loral folk are
tentatively arranging to make Friday
afternoon an occasion that children of
the town will not soon forget. In
deed, it is likely that the event will
reach the point where adults will be
attracted, and the big hotel will prob
ably be thronged by more than on
opening day last July.
COME IN NUMBERS
Christmas shopping is in full swing
in Hood Kiver. Kept uway from town
for about two weeks by the snowstorm
and blocked roads, residents of outly
ing points the past several days have
been coming to Hie city in large num
bers and the activity around stoies has
been gratifying. Mercantile establish
ments have laitl in large stocks of holi
day goods, and show windows and
helves are no burdened with attrac
The holiday spirit is already in the
atmosphere everywhere. The remain
ing .snowbanks but add a touch of the
necessary winter to make ..Christmas
seem all the closer.
MT. HOOD LINE
Because of a seexnd washout on the
line at Neal creek, where a section of
Bll was carried away by a clogged cul
vert, the Mt. Hood K. K. Company's
line will b.- elated for the rest of the
week. A work train and crew began
repairs Monday on the Neal creek
Orewsof the Pacific P iwer & Bight
Co and the rail line began Tuesday to
1 ei. or the portion of guide washed out
lu-t week by Hood waters of Hood
river. The break occurred at a point
wi'iere a dam of the power company
spans the river, the Rom waters eating
out the embankment at the end of the
dam. Repairs will be mads by blast
ing off a rocky point jutting over the
LOCAL MEN MAKE
GOOD IN METROPOLIS
Two Hood River boys who are mak
ing good in New o'k City are Donald
Nickelsen, son of Senator and Mrs. J.
It. Nickelsen, and Sigurd Nelson, son
of Mr. anil Mrs. Peter Nelson. The
former is a surgeon and physician, who
is prominently associated with several
of the large metropolitan hospitals.
Mr. Nelson, possessed of a mellow bass
voice, who has been studying under
New York masters, has recently return
ed from studies in Kuropean cities.
Dr. Nichols OW, who is a graduate of
the University of Oregon and Kush
Medical College, is surgeon and cap
tain of the Ninth Kegiment of the
New York. National Guard, surgeon for
one of the large liability insurance
companies and connected as surgeon
with several of the larger hospitals.
He is an operating surgeon at Bellevue
ami spends a portion of each week
studying radium effects on cancer at
ths New York Graduate Hospital. Dr.
Nickelsen, who left here Sunday fol
lowing a vacation with his parents, is
a member of numerous New York City
Mr Nelson won his first recognition
as a singer while a member of the glee
club, of Whitman College.
CIT! DADS MAKE
Members of the council in the psst
vcar, according to Mayor Scobee, who
at a rreeting of the body Monday
night, have engaged in too much indi
vidual work hi the discharge of their
tasks. Members of.important commit
tees, according to the mayor, who gsve
council members a spirited lecture in
urging reform, when confronted with
appeals have acted on their own initi
ative without taking fellow commit
teemen into thcrr confidence. The
mayor's appeals resulted in the cujn
cilmen expressing a willingness to sub
scribe to a New Yta 's resolution to
act the coming year only on fuii com-
ses who ere in the hospital at
formal investigation of the
was again taken up at Salem
Motoroclists Negotiate Highway
Vernon Murrrjr, who Monday ncre I
trated as far as Vient over tbe High-
ra:l line f
Chri'tmss car ls in an
Oosbo dosigos at tbe Glaci
The council in session Monday night
adopted a budget as tentatively drawn
and which will require a total tax levy
The council is now engaged in form
alities preliminary to esablishing a
sewer district on the Height reside ce
s-ction. While the p p 1 at on in the
a-ea is not hesvy at preenta it is one
of the fastest growing re idence dis
tricts in town.
C. 0. Huelat was s bust
in Portland last week.