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Arcadia Bulletin (Newspaper) - September 5, 1940, Arcadia, California Volume 2, Number 49 Arcadians Home Newspaper” Arcadia, California, Thursday, September 5, 1940 $1 per year—single copy 5c RETIRES; STEWART TAKES PLACE Saturday Captain Thomas A. Grant, postma'ster, wrote "finis” to his work in the local postoffice, which began in 1923. The 70-year-old postal employe has received a letter from Jas. A. Parley* pc^stmaiter general, at Washington, D. C., complimenting him on his many years of ”1niyal and faithful service to your government.” He extendedle personal congratula-ions, also enclosed an autographed photograph. In 1924 the postoffice became second class and Grant predicts that within the next three years it will have first-class rating. (Serving as clerk for .13 years, retiring postmaster assumed full charge of the office in 1936 when he was appointed by Washington officials. Since entering the service, postoffice receipts—in 1923, $3600, have grown to last year’s high of $37,775. A farewell dinner was given by the local staff, at which time Capt. Grant was presented a birthday cake with a minature mail box on one side and the words ”U. S. Mail” on the other. Co-workers also gave him a handsome traveling case. Those participating were: Capt. and Mrs. Grant,, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hefferon, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rishworth, Leo P. and Ted Mauch, Frank Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Macln-nis, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy (Schaium-leffel, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mills-paugh, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Harold )S. S. Stubbs, Herman D. M. Groninger, Mr. and Mrs. George Sornberger, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neikebauer, Mrs. Anna J. Mason, and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bradley. In reaching his 70th milestone, Captain Grant automatically qualified for honorable discharge. School Children To Visit the Fair September 20 Friday, September 20, is the day set for children in the Arcadia City .School District to visit the County Fair at Pomona. The fair management is again issuing free tickets to all pupils of the district to attend. Each pupil ‘will receive his ticket Friday before dismissal. The Board has authorized a minimum school day on Friday to allow parents to take their children for afternoon and evening attendance. Primal^ grades will be dismissed at 1:45 and upper grades at 2:40. RECORD SET IN I Hegg, Slick, Buge, Weiss, Arcadia construction activity [for August topped all summer records for residential building ’signing off’ Saturday with better than a quarter-million— $250,183. Of this amount $245,858 was for 41 houses and the remainder for additions, retaining wall, and incidental building. Mrs. Rena Peck Anderson took out a permit for $35,000 for house and garages at 1145 Singing Wood drive; E. V. Winter at 965 Fallen Leaf road is building a $14,000 home and Dr. William Heidenreich obtained a permit for $16,000 for a residence at 1110 Rodeo road. For the eight months’ period Building Inspector Glenn B. Watson has issued at the city hall building department, 395 permits totaling$l,333,683 as compared with 285 permits amounting to $939.800 for the same period last year. I New Postmaster In Charge "I know I am following in the footsteps of a very efficient postmaster and hope to carry on in the same competent manner. With the assistance of the well trained and able force, I feel in assuming my duties that I will qualify,” stated William R. Stewart who became Arcadia’s new postal chief upon retirement Aug. 31 of Capt. Thomas A. Grant. Postmaster Stewart has resided in Arcadia since January, 1926. with his v/ife and son, William R jr., 18, at 702 E. Camino Real. Engaging in the poultiy business, Stewart was field man for the Albers Milling Co. for many years and received widespread recognition for chemical research work which was based on his earlier experience in the drug business. A World war veteran, the postmaster saw one year’s active service in France with the signal corps. He is commander of Arcadia - Monrovia Veterans of Foreign Wars organization and Mrs. Stewart is president of the V. W. W. auxiliary. He is also active in local Masonic circles, being a member of Arcadia F. & A. M. lodge. A staff of 18 postal employes— carriers, clerks and assistant postmaster—greeted their new chief when he officially took “over the reins" Tuesday. Republican Club To Open Headquarters In Arcade Building Swinging full force into the Willkie-for-President campaign, the local Republican Club will open campaign headquarters in the Arcade Building next Monday, according to LeRoy Owen, president of the club. A telephone will be installed and volunteer workers from the Womans’ Republican Study Club will be on duty during the campaign. ’’These headquarters are being maintained so that district leaders and workers cam confer together (Continued on page eight) TAX RATE SET AT $1.40; SAME AS LAST YEAR Arcadia’s tax rate for the current fiscal year will be $1.40 per $100 assessed valuation, the same as last year, the city council decided at Tuesday’s regular meeting. This allows for five per cent delinquencies although the 1939-40 delinquency was less than three per cent. Last year’s total budget of $205,-389 was pared to $199,356 by the finance committee—Mayor Albert Perkins, Ernest W. Leeper and Martin H. Ormsby. The general fund rate was reduced from $1 to 84 cents. Further fund division is library, 9 cents with the bond and interest 47 cents. The tax rate will raise the following estimated revenue: General fund, $140.308.74; library, $9580; bond-interest. $49,-467.61 and street improvement $5900. Twenty-one firms presented bids for the proposed reservoir in the Rancho property, their estimates ranging from a low of $17,787 to high $29,959. All were turned over to the water superintendent for consideration and a report at the next council meeting, Sept. 17. Ralph E. F'lynn of 1105 S. Mayflower st. was granted a year’s permit to slake lime at this address. In answer to a recent request by the council for “less speed and less whistle noise” while passing through Arcadia, Supt. D. H. Wilson of the Santa Fe railroad in a letter signified the company’s intention to cooperate with the city, cutting down the speed and shrieking of train whistles. Charged to the city exploitation fund will be $150 which councilmen allowed the Santa Anita Golf club upon presentation of request from President William A. Murphy (former councilman). This fund is to be used during the golf tournament Oct. 17-18-19-20 at Arcadia County park, for amateur contestants’ prizes. Transporting of uncovered garbage through Arcadia city streets will soon be unlawful. An ordinance prepared by City Attorney James C. Bone and given its firs*' reading declared that: “Any garbage, manure, dead animals, olfal or offensive substance transported through the streets by truck or any other vehicle, must be tightly covered and vehicle must be clean and non-offensive.” This is a health regulation. Former First Ave\ u Hot Spot” Razed By w recking Crew The old Clara Villa Hotel at North First Avenue and> St. Joseph Street, once one of Arcadia’s! most notorious night spots, today I is a heap of ashes and crumbled stones as workmen completed the razing of the old landmark, and burning the debris not worth I moving. I The building was constructed in \ 188^ for Mrs. Clara Baldwin Stocker, oldest daughter of E. J. “Lucky” Baldwin, the hotel and roof garden flourishing until the passing of the old Santa Anita Race Track in 1909 soon after Baldwin’s death. The hotel, little more than a block away from the famous Oak-wood Hotel, which burned in 1912, is being razed at request of present owners. It is said the property is to be used as a market site. The building has been vacant for the past few years. COMEDIAN DIES Eddie Collins, the sad faced little man with the rubber mouth, who rose from a roadshow performer to one of Hollywood’s top-flight comedians, died Sunday at hi’s Arcadia home of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Church of the Holy Angels, with hundreds of the little man’s friends in attendance. Requiem was officiated over by Father Gerald O’Keeffe, and funeral arrangements were made by Glasser & Johns. Collin|s pasfeed a varied life as bookkeeper, roadshow manager and player, lawyer, and burlesque comedian before ris-(Continued on back page) Local Horseman Wins Silver Cud m More than 80.000 persons attended the recent Hynes hay and dairy fiesta and that many saw art Arcadian, Bernard Rissi, 20-year-old son of Mrs. K. L. Morse, 340 Las Flores ave. take first honors, a'j beautiful filver loving cup, in the plain western parade staged. Rissi was one of 50 entrants. Prof. Howell of the Kellogg Institute of Husbandry, was the judge. This is the 24th trophy Rissi has gleaned for ( his riding prowess in similar events during the past few years High School Offers Many New Courses Cutting When school opens September 16, we will have many new improvements in both equipment and courses of study to offer students,” was the statement today of A. K. Wilson, local high school superintendent, in announcing the openingi of school a week fi’om Monday, In order to meet the demand for more practical work in mechanics,, an/ additional shop building was iconslructedi with W, P. A. help this summer, and several new courses will be added for those students whose interest is along mechanical lines. With the addition of several up-to-date lathes, and other equipment, beginning courses in machine shop practice, general shop, sheet metal work and electricity will be offered. Arcadia B-L Association I A course in salesmanship will , be added to the commercial department, according; to Wilson. Typing for personal use will I also be an added feat/Ure, supplementing the» more itechnical commercial typing courses. The Junior business training classes will be completely revised, and new text books added. In the music department, a junior boys’ glee club, and a junior band for less experienced ¡musicians will be organized, it was learned. The course in orientation, required of each freshman, will be revised to make it more comprehensive, and a unit of safety instruction, compulsory with each student, will also be added. Another new addition will be a course in Physical Science Institution for students not majoring in science and mathematics. It will be a college preparatory offering, with a minimum of techncal work. In the physical education department, more attention will be given to tennis, tumbling and apparatus work for boys, and tennis and rhythmical activities for the girls. A new feature of the coming year’s courses will be an extensive program of continuation and part time education for students who work part time, yet desire to continue study. The director of this new program will act as a coordinator between the school and the job, thus making the work of the school more valuable to the student» ----- • -......................L T Will help you finance SEPTEMBER 16 Bringink to a close three months of well-earned vacation, Aroadia elementary school children will troop back to classrooms on Monday, September 16, according to the announcement made this week by ‘Superintendent E. E. Wes-terhouse. (Pupils will enroll Wednesday, September 11. Arcadia Elementary schools, including Firjt Avenue school and Holly Avenue school , will open Monday, September 16. Regular full day sessions will be in operation. The oaferter-ias will serve regular meals. Each school will have a kindergarten. All kindergarten children are requested to report to the kindergarten in their respective district. All seventh and eighth grade pupils will attend rft First Avenue school. Pupils in grades one to six livingi south off Huntington Drive and west of Santa' Anita avenue, including Rancho Santa Anita, south of Colorado boulevard, will attend Holly avenue school. All other pupils in grades one to six will attend First Avenue school. Pupils will be admitted to the kindergarten if they will be five years of age by December 16. Pupils may be admitted to the first grade if they will be six years of age by December 16. It is expected that parents of kindergarten pupils will accompany them on the opening day, at which time announcements will be made to parents regarding the transportation of kindergarten children ancV the session which they will attend. All pupils of grades one to eight, also kindergarten, WHO WERE NOT IN ATTEND AN C Ef IN ARCADIA SCHOOLS during the spring semester are requested to enroll at the office of District Superintendent, First Avenue school, 301 South First avenue, between 8:00 a. m. and 4:00 p. m. on Wednesday, September 11. An early registration of these pupils will be appreciated, since a large enrollment is expected. Information concerning bus routes will appear in next week’s issue. The general staff of the district include: E. E. Westex*house Dist. Supt. (Continued on back page) Small Girl Receives Severe Burns From Ashes in Street Caroline Fitzgerald, 7, of 821 Mulhall avenue, El Monte, late Sunday afternoon received first, second and third degree burns on her left foot by stepping in a pile of hot ashes. Walking south on Santa Anita ave. with her brother phillip, both barefooted, after swimming in the plunge, the children saw a pile of ashes at the corner of Santa Anita ave. and Duarte road which had been left by the street department after burning tree cuttings. Hearing the child scream, a passerby called the police who in turn took the child to a physician for treatment, then returned her to her home. Your old or new Home
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