The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 14, 1922, Image 1

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VOL. xxxiv
No. 20
IV-8I i i
Kodaks and Cases - Symphony Lawn Stationery !
Johnston & Liggett's Chocolates
' Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pens ,
Eversharp Gold and Silver Pencils - Cigars in Xmas Packages
Pyralin Ivory, Purses, Candles, Manicure and Toilet Sets
Complete Line of Chriftmas Cards and Folders
We carry only Standard and Quality Merchandise
Prominent Exponent of Water Develop
ment Here to Address Members'
of Pomona Grange
sometimes Just" as tiring as any
other business.
jz? We want to remind the ladies of
Hood .River ot the room provided
for their comfort and convenience
In the First National Bank.
j& Break the strain of the next shopping trip
; with a short rest In this comfortably furnished
I quiet room. Remember too,1 that whenever
we can assist you with your financial problems,
i the courtesy and special attention of our
; officers is at your service.
infill ns
The First National Bank
Include Yonr Savings
In Your Budget
Here's something worth thinking about. We
are coming up to the first of another year when
we all like to turn over a new leaf and forget a
lot of mistakes; which is a very proper proceed
ure provided we profit by those mistakes.
The value of the Budget System in both public and private
life is fast receiving the recognition it deserves, and "SPEND
WISELY" is a slogan of merit.
A 1923 Budget built on "SPEND WISELY" lines should
include an item of SAVING.
All you need to do is to make up your mind how much you .
are determined to save each month, then tell us to charge that
amount against your checking account, on a given d,, teach
month, and enter it as a deposit in your savings account. ""T
The Plan is Perfectly Simple
and Simply Perfect
Member Federal Reserve System
This is our fourth season handling KING
COAL exclusively and each year has shown
a large increase in tonnage.
This verdict of the public that highest
quality coal is cheapest, is the foundation
of our coal business,
KING COAL is not cheaper per ton but it
Phone 2181 Fourth and Cascade
Thankful !
Shay's SERVICE Shop
Shop 1211
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Ladies, It's safe to say that we see four-fifths of the men on
your shopping list at least twice a month.
We know what he likes-even down to his hose. And if
the truth were known, he is secretly thanking us right now
for urging you to come here for Christmas gifts.
Tomorrow we open another golden opportunity of eight
hours. See the windows.
Ladies' Hose
Men's Slippers
Ties-Everything New.
The Hood River Machine
Works announces the in
stallation of a Marvel Cylin
der Re-boring Machine.
Let us figure with you on
your cylinder re-boring.
Free inspection-satisfacftion
UNGER & LENZ, Props.
Tel. 3173
flood River folk have asked the aid
of J. N. Teal, for years one of the
Northwest's most ardent promoters of
weteiway transportation, in develop
ing more adequate facilities for hand
ling apple freight from here to Fort
land. Mr. Teal, who Wednesday of
last week addressed the county Pomona
Grange, held a conferenco with apple
It was shown to Mr. Teal while here
that an average of 5,000 boxes of ap
ples per day for the past several weeks
has been moving down over the river.
Local apple shippers, however, in or
der to avail themselves of this service,
were compelled to join with river boat
lines and employ a dredge to open a
ehannel from mid-stream to the local
dock sites.
The meeting was reported as follows
by Mrs. J. K. Forden :
Library hall was filled to capacity to
hear J. N. Teal on "Transportation
and Waterways." Mr. Teal told that
there was great activity on the Colum
bia liver during the 80s and early 90s
when the railroads were less in evi
dence. At the present time, large car
goes of freight could be carried on the
liver because time is not a ptimary
element as in travel.
He compared the Columbia and
Rhine livers and showed that the com
mercial development of Germany has
been largely due to the improvement
and intelligent use of its rivers as car
riers. Sault Ste. Marie canal on the
Great Lakes with the St. Lawrence
makes a waterway which carries the
greatest tonnage in the world. In 1920
79,000,000 tons went by this route and
8.000,000 tons via the Panama canal.
The rate is 1.33 mills on heavy freight
while other liver rates on all freight
is 11J mills. The success of the steel
industry is a direct result of this cheap
Swift currents make the up-stream
trip too expensive even for empty
boat. If the Cascade Locks were
building now the heavy current below
woud be eliminated. Canalization by
means of dams, 20 or 30 miles apart,
create rerervoirs for irrigation. 'Elec
tric power could be developed which in
turn wnud pump the water on the Ixnd.
This cheap power would save millions
annually in running trains and would
change the current of life on our farms
and in our homes. The city of Seattle
has developed the Skagit river at great
expense, for power purposes. The St.
Lawrence was developed chiefly for
power but for navigation as well. '
A desert of 670,000 acres lies along
the' Columbia from Celilo to Priest
Kaprns. Ine" fcftiott - rodvoa jack
rabbits, coyotes and sage brush. Fifty
years from now people will wonder
why we allowed this land to remain a
desert and the great river to flow idly
tu the sea. The federal government is
bound to develop navigation, the state
wants its land irrigated, and the peo
ple want cheaper power than they are
getting now. Fifteen thousand people
now live and produce wealth in the
Yakima country because of irrigation
and power development.
It is not overproduction but wrong
methods of distribution, expensive
transportation and burdensome taxes
that are the cause of the present un
happy plight of the farmer. If we are
overproducing we should be driving
people from Oregon instead of attract
ing them here.
The freight rate on wheat shipments
from Lewistcn to Portland has in
creased 41 per cent since 1913. River
transportation to Portland, shipment
from there through the Panama canal
to Atlantic seaboard and Europe would
be of great advantage. Three years
ago no apples were shipped through
the canal. This year over a million
boxes will pass through it. Hood
River has the waterway but a closed
gateway because of no wharfage facilities.
We were reminded that it is easy to
allow our rights and privileges to be
taken from us. In answer to a ques
tion about the price of power, Mr.
Teal said that he did not advocate
turning water power over to private
interests. Our Northwest cities ought
ti.have cheap power because of their
situation. As a nation we cannot com
pete with other nations having cheaper
electric power.
The great Columbia river basin, ly
ing in three states with marvelous pos
sibilities for navigation, irrigation and
power gives us a hgh motive for en
deavor. "Where there is no vision the
people perish." We may work, not
for ourselves alone, but for future gen
vice president.
The financial report of Secretary
Crew showed that the club now needed
an approximate $625 to pay bills for
the rent of quarters and miscellaneous
hills. Over $900 of delinquent dues is
Retiring President Olmsted, who
was given a rising vote of thanks by
the club members, gave a report show
ing that the organization had func
tioned in many matters of civic and
public importance the past year. One
of the most important of its actions was
participation with fruit shipping or
ganizations in raising funds to secure
a dredgefor opening a channel from
the mid-stream of the Columbia to lo
cal docks, in order that the river might
be used to relieve the car shortage tit
Retiring members of the club direc
torate were t. n. Bfackman, Dr. J.
D. Guttcry and AI W. Peters. Hold
over members are Leroy Childa, Geo.
R. Wilbur, R. J. Mclsaac and F. A.
I. R. Acheson and Floyd Arnold
were appointed as an auditing commit
tee to check over the club's books.
Addresses on the impoitance of a
traffics department for the Commercial
Club were made by P. F. Clark, presi
dent of the local traffic association,
and C. Leland Smith, manager of the
organization. Mr. Clark cited the im
portance of such a body in collecting
claims and in securing a fair allotment
of refrigerator cars. He declared that
local growers would lose hundreds of
thousands of dollars this season as a
result of the car shortage. California,
he declared, bad received more than a
just portion of "reefers."
The club was addressed by J. A.
Kroll, new owner of the Hood River
Bakery, and W. A. Osburn and W. G.
Carlson, who recently purchased the
Bradley Bakery. The men asked the
cooperation of the commercial organis
ation in meeting competition of Port
land bakeries. It was estimated that
Hood River spends over $60,000 yearly
for bread in Portland. It was sug
gested that motor trucks delivering
bread over the Columbia River High
way be taxed by ritv ordinance. Club
members pledged their support to the
home bakeries, urging the owners to
turnout quality products consistently
and thus win popularity with the
. Leslie Butler announced that he had
received a letter from the Portland
Welfare Committee, asking for gifts
of apples from local growers to be
used as gifts for poor children in Port
land. It was suggested that such gifts
could he handled through the Hood
River Traffic Association, which has
agreed to handle the gift (f a carload
of apples for the children of Astoria.
Growers to Contribute Fruit for Kiddies'
Christmas Business Folk Will
Paj Freight Charges
A. W. Stone was designated Satur
day by the Hood River Traffic Associa
tion to represent Hood Kiver Valley at
a conference of Northwestern applets
fbipperi and deciJuoijs awd ritrus ship
ners of California to he htM f.t Parra-
Imento, Calif., the Rtu asi
month.. The California meeting of
fruit shipping interests will be' a fea
ture of the annual meeting of the
State Fruitgrowers and Fatmers.
The need of reforms in transporta
tion will be the chief topic of discus
sion at the California meeting, Jt is
Plans are under way for the rehabil
itation of the Hood River Commercial
Club and its amalgamation with the
recently organized Hood River Traffic
Association. It is proposed that the
manager of the traffic association,
which represents practically all of the
apple tonnage of the valley, be also
the executive secretary of the commer
cial organization.
Some weeks ago, according to a re
port made Monday night by Truman
Butler, member of a committer of 10
appointed to devise means for provid
ing a paid secretary for the orgniza
tion the coming year, this committee
became active. It bas since held a
number of meetings and has made an
inve? tigation of secretarial material.
The traffic organization came into be
ing after the original commercial plans
were originated, and Mr. Cutler de
clared that he considered the new
plans of combining the work of the
t o crzanizations particularly fortun
ste. Ihe final adjustments of plans
are being worked out by a committee
romp-fed cf C. H. Castner and Walter
R. Wo; lpert. rf the traffic association,
ad F S Kelly and E. O. Blanc-har, of
the cinh.
At .Mcrdsy night's meeting of the
lub new directors were elected as fol-I'-jrt:
F. S. Kelly, O. C Hughes and
C H. Castiier. Leroy Child, retiring
vice president, was elected rreBident
for tb er.iuirg year, and F. S. Kelly,
The Colombia Gorge Hotel will close
for the winter season tomorrow. The
last social affair of the year at the
tourist hostelry will be a dance by the
Masonic lode tcnight. The hotel will
reopen around April 15 or May 1 next
spring, it was announced.
The hotel had a liberal patronage
throughout the summer and fall
months. Snow on the Highway and
winter weather, however, have cut
travel to a minimum and the guest list
bas been negligible for some weeks. :
No Oregon catastrophe has ever so
touched Hood River as the Astoria fire,
first news of which was received at
daybreak Friday by families owning
interests at the Clatsop capital. Over
20 local families have relatives in As
toria and the local long distance oper
ator was kept busy seeking connec
tions with points from which authentic
information could be secured.
This city stands ready to aid Astoria
in every way possible. Mayor Scobee
Friday night wired Mayor Bremner as
"Personally and on behalf of the
people cf Hood River 1 wish to extend
sincere sympathy over the misfortune
that has befallen your fair city. Please
know that Hood River is ready to re
spond to any call for aid that you may
need in this hour of distress."
Earlier in the day State Commander
Wilbur, of the American Legion, rec
ommended to the executive committee
that the body spare no expense in aid
ing the stricken city. Dr. 1. L. Mur
phy, chairman of the local Red Cross
Chapter, said Friday night that the
chapter awaited instructions from
state headquarters. The local chap
ter, be said, would respond immediate
ly to any call made.
Mayor Scoree Tuesday received from
Mayer Bremner. of Astoria, a letter of
appreciation ofiHood River's olTer of
"I w ish to t'.ank vou on behalf cf
the people of Astoria,' wrote Mayor
Bremner. "I am turning over your
offer of aid to the relief committee,
and they will chI! on you for whatever
need may aiise."
The Krithts of Pyth'as Band will
hold its annual ball on New Year's
night. Members of the organisation
are plainirg to make the occasion a
gala one. Tre big Pythian Temple
will be attractively decorated, and the
New Year i'i be welcomed with a
number cf novel sturts, artordirgto
L. F. Biazesu, the manager of the
Judge Hasbrouck Monday wirad the
de facto government that apple grow
ers of Hood River county wished to
present the kiddies cf Astoria with a
carload of apples as a Christmas gift.
The apples will be forwarded as As
toria directs.
The apples will bo assembled from
growers through the newly organized
Hood River Traffic Association, with
which is affiliated every cooperative and
independent shipping concern of the
valley. Citizens of the city will bear
the freight charge on the gift apples.
"If weather conditions would per
mit," said Judge Hasbrouck, "we
would also offer a carload of Upper
Valley potatoes. Because of the deep
snow, however, it would be imposible
now to transport the tubers to loading
Mrs. Chas. II. Castner, worthy grand
matron of the grand chapter of the
Oregon Order of the Eastern Star, in
an interesting address to the Hood
River Lunch Club Tueay, told of her
recent visit to Washington, where she
participated in the triennial interna
tionaljconvention of the Eastern Star.
The Oregon delegation traveled east
in a private Pullman car. Mr. Castner
presented the delegates with a box of
Hood River's best Delicious apples.
At Ontario, the husband of a delegate
presented eight China pheasants, which
formed the piece de resistance of a
The Oregonians stopped at Denver,
and there, Mrs, Ca?tner said, they had
their first oppottunity of seeing worn
en smoking in public dining rooms.
This sight was seen more frequently as
the party progressed further east.
Mrs. Catner declared that no Amer
ican citizen could visit or remain in
Washington without a feeling of rever
ence, the convention, she stated, was
held in the great Scottish Rite Cathed
ral there. It was the first time women
had ever been allowed to enter the
building. Presentation of the flags of
different nations, and the playing of
the national anthems, she said, was an
interesting feature of the session.
Mrs. Castner with the Eastern Star
delegates visited the great amphithe
atre at the tomb of America a Un
known Soldier. This white marble
construction with its hue simple slab,
beneath whih the unknown soldier
sleeps, she declared very impressive.
. furs.'- Cititner expressed an apprecia
tion for tho c.iurtesies shown the Ore
gon delgation by j. D. Adam, secre
tary of Senator b'cartield.
"1 was interested," said Mrs. Cast
ner, "in noting Yakima Delicious ap
ples offered for sale by push cart ped
dlers on Pennsylvania avenue. They
charged 25 cents for two of the apples.
That seems like a very heavy pricfl in
view of the prices that growers are re
ceiving. We also had to pay 15 cents
each for copies of Portland newspa
pers." Mrs. Custner slated that the election
of officers of the international fra
ternal body and the business of the
final day made her think of stories she
had heard cf final sessions of the legis
lature. "The clock wa". turned back many
hours for us," she said, "and at 6
o'clock the next morning men and
women delegates of the convention
might have been seen at Chillis' res
taurants eating their breakfast in their
evening clothes.
"1 was glad to make this visit to
Washington and represent Oregon at
the great convention. But I was glad
to return, thinking more of Oregon
and Hood River than ever before."
Officers of the Hood River Post,
American Legion, were elected for the
ensuing year last week as follows: E.
Banks Mortimer, commander; Berke
ley H. Snow, vice-commamW ; W. Ray
Lee, adjutant; George Mellon, finance
officer; Don Metzgus, chaplain; Dr.
H. D. W. Pineo. historian, and Dr.
V. Ii. Abraham and C. M. Hurlburt,
members of the executive committee.
The post at its meeting observed
American Education Week. An ad
dress was delivered by City School
Superintendent A. M. Cannon, urging
the legionnaires to take a greater in
terest in the primary public school.
Geo. R. Wilbur, commander of the
Oregon Department, recounted briefly
incidents of the national convention at
New Orleans.
The annual meetirg of Riverside
Community church will be he! 1 tomor
row riiK'ht when the men of the cor.gre
pntion will serve a dinner. The meal
will be j-rc psred and served entirely
bv rren. F. L. Skir.rer. with a corps
of under Cfxiks, will be head chef de
cuisir.e. C A. Reed is in charge of
general rreparatkins. I. R. Achefon
will be head waiter, and Tn;rr,sn But
ler ha" been desigrc-d cs chief carver. ;
Follow irg the re I as t a'l church offic
ers and two members t f the board of
trustees will be elected.'.r'.rg
members of the bra'd are: Ceo. M.
Callaway and Truman Cutler. Music!
numbers and vocal soU t will be ten-
derel. Ernest C .mith will deliver
an address aid Mr. Bodiy will sum cd
the work cf the past year and outline
plans for the future.
Oscar Carl-on. veteran employ cf
the stxte tih hMcherv at Ikrrevihe,
was killed last Friday rv'ght while er
escred in rletrirg a roof. He came ia
contact with a fcvh vo!tce iectr;
wire and was electrocuted i:.itart'.y.
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