The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., December 6, 1906, page 1

Petition Circulators Report
The Sentiment is the Valley Is Strongly in Favor of County Division

     A meeting was called at the Commercial club rooms Saturday afternoon for the circulators of the petition for county division to meet and report. The majority of them reported, and the results of their canvas was very gratifying. Some reported that they had not met with a single refusal to sign, and none of those who returned petitions had met with more than a few refusals.
     The sentiment is growing very strongly in favor of county division, and many supporters are found among those who opposed the measure before. There can be no question that the new county will be a benefit to those who will live in it, for many reasons, and but few of the doubters who have taken the trouble to investigate the matter, are still opposed to the division.
     The opposition to the measure has only appeared in isolated quarters, and is having such a small following that but little attention is being paid to it. The arguments against division are falling so far short of those in favor of it, that the opposition is gradually going over to the popular side, and signing the petitions for Cascade county.
     Another meeting of the petition circulators will be held at the club rooms Saturday afternoon, and it is hoped that everyone who has a petition out will be present and report.

©  Jeffrey L. Elmer