The Hood River News, Hood River, OR., August 29, 1930, page 4


     At last there is a prospect of the Hospital Association reaching a definite conclusion as to the site for the projected new hospital, and at the time of writing, there is so much outside enthusiasm over the latest site that it will be something more than surprising if definite and conclusive action is not taken immediately.
     The new site offered to the Association, we understand, is that of the former Chautauqua ground fronting on May street road and embracing an area sufficiently large not only for hospital grounds for many years to come, but also affording splendid opportunities for the development, at minor cost, of spacious and semi-isolated grounds, just the type that will appeal to the convalescent. While there may be some question as to the right of the city council to donate this property to the Hospital Association as at present constituted, we think this detail could be easily adjusted. For it is obvious that this tract of land, at present used mostly for petting parties, could be turned to splendid use for the entire county if it was the site of a modern hospital. So we join issues with all who believe that that this site will best serve the hospital needs of the community and, because it will be donated, will make an even larger sum than heretofore possible available for much needed modern hospital buildings.

©  Jeffrey L. Elmer