In this February 1940 view the Hood River News press room looks unusually clean and orderly for a working newspaper. Perhaps they had just moved into these offices?
The Hood River News has occupied many different spaces downtown. Where is this? Hint: The scent of ink and newsprint is long gone, replaced by freshly ground coffee beans. Yes, this space is now home to Dog River Coffee.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Adam Lapierre on 19th May 2011 @ 7:55am
Is that door in the same location as today? If so it means that wall on the right side is not there anymore.
andrew b on 19th May 2011 @ 10:38am
Correct, Andrew. There is another picture in the series that verifies the space was partitioned differently back then. Nate says you can see signs from the old walls in the concrete floors at Dog River Coffee.
Arthur on 20th May 2011 @ 3:03pm
In the 1950's the News was set up a little differently, though in the same location, basically.
It could be a very noisy place when things were running. The typesetter for many, many years was Stewart Turnbull and the noise didn't bother him at all, as he was totally deaf.. It was interesting to watch how fast that man could work.
Charlott on 17th June 2011 @ 7:37pm
That's interesting that the typesetter was deaf. I wonder if he learned his trade at a state training school for the deaf. Oregon must have one. The Utah State Deaf School is in the town where I live now, and when I worked at the local paper, several of our typesetters were deaf, and had been trained locally. My first day on the job, my supervisor warned me not to talk about them, because they read lips, and despite the noise of the presses, they could catch anything anybody said if they could see their faces. The other men in the "back shop" referred to those colleagues as "the dummies," I am sorry to say. Not meaning any disrespect, but the term "deaf (or deef) and dumb" was what they were called.
Barbara Parsons Bernstein on 24th March 2013 @ 10:43am