Tuesday, January 13, 1931

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The city of Arcadia was awarded 3,500 acre feet' of water. Other allocations from the Santa Anita are as follows: “ Application No. 3498, permit No. 3G19, Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, 3,000 feet. Application No. 3997, permit No. 3620, Security-First National Bank 3,000 acre feet. Application No. 4039, permit No. 3G17, the City of Monrovia, 3,500 acre feet. Application No. 4053, permit No. 3618, City of Sierra Madre, 2,000 acre feet. Sometime ago, the city of _ Monrovia made an ’application for an -allocation of the water from the Santa Anita creek on »the grounds of vested rights as the Santa Anita dam is within the city limits of Monrovia.^ The application was denied at that time, but upon a reconsideration the request was granted. " ' The communication states that the amount granted is greater than the actual flow at present, but it is probable the water from the storage dam will be released periodically, thus increasing the annual flow.     c At present engineers are checking the water, flow back of the Big Santa Anita dam to ascertain data for the purpose of determining if the flow will assure the quantity allocated. An executive meeting of the council was held Wednesday night to discuss the matter in detail. It is understood that Arcadia will likely join Sierra Madre in the cost of surveys this side of the dam, preliminary to the construction of ’pip4 lines carrying the water from a point near the dam to the city limits of both cities. It is known that Sierra Madre desires to co-; operate with Arcadia along this ' line, thus saving duplication of , posts. /i&4§J?ngineers have not yet been able, to 'figure out the exact requirements' in the matter of pipe line construction, but this and related subjects will be taken up at >  conferences between the Councils of the two cities, both of which are impressed with the necessity of /quickly deciding upon a program .which can be initiated before the deadline specified in the permits issued by the State Department of Public Works. Construction of a diversion dam in the stream below the dam is r ne This newspaper has not had anything to say for several weeks concerning the recall movement, accordingly numerous inquries have been made at the office as to the present status of the movement. In reply to these inquiries, the Journal can state that so far as we have been able to learn, there is no longer any concerted movement under way for the recall of any of the councilmanic officials. It is the opinion of this newspaper, as conditions now stand, that the plan has been abandoned. WILLIS JONES’ WATER REPORT IS NOT YET READY Another Delay in Survey and Analysis of Water Needs of City CHAMBER SEEKS NEW MEMBERS Director Earl Busse Interviewing Local Business Men This Week Earl Busse, a director of the local chamber of commerce, is interviewing local business and professionl men and women this week, who are not members, explaining to them the need of their moral and finan-*•*» cial support, and urging their membership for this year. Mr. Busse is handing out a card which reads: 1 -■    .4 We invite your co-operation for not only a bigger and . Contrary to expectations, Willis Jones failed to submit his report on Arcadia’s water needs at the meeting of the council Wednesday night. Mayor Walshe brought the matter again to the attention of the council, but none seemed to know when the report will be ready. The city is under contract to pay $25 per day to Mr. Jones for the study, survey and report. Mr. Jones is not working continuously on the report, it is said, as he has other and larger water problems to which he is devoting the major portion of his time. The proposed water bond issue for $200,000 is awaiting Mr. Jones’ report. In fact the election will not be called until the report is received and analyzed, according to members of the council. Mr. Jones is an expert in that v,     % line. He is studying all phases of the city’s water requirements, not only for the present, but for the future when all the city's huge territory is. filled with hornet and people. In all probability, what Mr. Jones recommends will be accepted and submitted to the voters for Protest Improvement of Walnut St., East Of City Limits 111 ❖ Protests were filed with the county board of supervisors last week against the improvement of Walnut avenue from the cast city limits of Arcadia to Peck road, either under the Mattoon Act or under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles county. The protest petition was signed by E. A. Mothershead and six other property owners. The petition also states they are opposed to the improvement at all, under present conditions. It is claimed that Mr. Mothershead had signed the original petition a few years ago, seeking the improvement of Walnut. County officials state that considerable money has already been expended in preparation for the improvement, and there is no likelihood that plans will be changed now. HOFFEDITZ ASKS MAYOR TO CORRECT ERRONEOUS REPOT Says Oakwood Syndicate is Not Delinquent, Having Paid Tax in Full ■ better, but a united Arcadia.” We need more members. We j their approval or rejection, need more muiiey. We must have both if the chamber functions advantageously for the city,” said Mr. Busse today to a Journal reporter. “The directors plan to operate in u niso n on all civic matters. Everything will be laid on the table for examination, investigation and discussion,” he said. BRIDGE ISSUE BOBS UP AGAIN County Surveyors Say the West Approach May be Eliminated It is positively 'known that more larger mains will be required; that more reservoirs will have to be built; that additional pumping plants must be installed and that more water bearing land must be acquired if the city expects to supply an adequate supply of water for its rapidly increasing population. It is also known that unless more water is secured and larger mains constructed with greater pressure that fire insurance rates will ad-vance sharply. Only a limited supply of watita is now in storage ready for useUin case of emergency, and it behooves OBJECT TO ANY PLAN THAT CAUSES REMOVAL T R E E S Walnut Avenue Property Owners Wish to Retain Beautiful Palm Trees The county road department is now preparing the necessary zoning maps for the Longden avenue project, which will be completed about February 1st. The resolution of intention will then be prepared for publication. This improvement will start at the east citv limits of Alhambra, thence east through San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia and a strip of county territory east of the city limits to Peck road where this.link will connect with the Las Tunas link of the Arrow Highway. The. improvement of Longden and its i.vnnecty.jg streets—San Joaquin and Walnut through Arcadia may necessitate the widening of both these streets and the removal of long rows of trees, however, property owners are already W. L. Hof l’editz, engineer for the Oakwood Syndicate, in a letter to Mayor John M. Walshe, denies that the Oakwood Syndicate is delinquent in its taxes, stating that they have paid their taxes in full. The letter to the mayor follows: January 9, 1931 Mayor John M. Walshe, Arcadia, California. Dear Sir:- In the Arcadia News issue of January 9, 1931 there appears an article by you summarizing City affairs for 1931, wherein the paper quotes you as follows: “It is unfortunate that this year of all years, when our City budget has* been so carefully compiled and every effort put forth by your council to cut our tax rate to the “bone” that Mrs. Baldwin and Oakwood Syndicate should be compelled to allow their taxes to become delinquent. This delinquency alone will cut nearly $20,000 from the City’s income.” You are informed that the Oak-wood Syndicate taxes are paid in full, and were not delinquent, and we would appreciate a correction of this article in the local newspaper. Yours truly, W. L. HOFFEDITZ Engineer. . Surveyors from the county road department were here recently and made a thorough survey of the Huntington Drive bridge across the Santa Anita wash with reference to its widening, and reported to Mayor Walshe and the council that the west approach to the bridge can be eliminated, thus giving a direct access from Fifth avenue to Huntington Drive, without acquisition of any land. Moreover, if the west approach is eliminated, the entire bridge will be within the incorporate limits of Monrovia, which removes any responsibility from Arcadia in the future. Aa is well known, all of Fifth the city to meet actual conditions 1 offering objections to the removal frankly as soon as possible, and of- j of trees, which may delay the proj-ler the citizens an opportunity to ect, or prevent the widening plans remedy the matter at the polls at | altogether. as early a date as possible. BREAKFAST CLUB FORM NEW PLANS Meeting to be Held Thursday to Outline Program for the Year A business meeting will be held at the Foothill Breakfast Club in the Santa Anita Clubhouse next Thursday morning, according to A. avenue, although we^t of the wash, N. Multer, secretary of the orpan- js in the Monrovia city limits, and all the bridge will actually be east of Fifth avenue, providing the west approach is removed by shortening of the known necessities. From . the bridge. this dam waters will be piped. if ? * Looks .as if this year’s crop of rabbits had been attending clinics ; at least there have been no reports of tularemia.     K It h believed that the expense of widening the bridge will be comparatively small, if the latest suggestion of the ‘ounty surveyors is followed—and this is a possibility, according to Mayor Walshe. iza 4 ion. At this meeting a tentative program for th<* new year will be outlined Othv’r imp'ortani matters will be discussed ut the meeting. During the Ch?isti.}as holidays the breakfast meetings were temporarily suspended. All members of the ciub are urged to attend the meeting next Thursday morning. Longden now terminates at Baldwin avenue m Arcadia, where it connects with San Joaquin. According to plans, San Joaquin and Walnut will be- extended thru a small tract of the Stocker Estate and converge at El Monte avenue and Walnut. At present San Joaquin and Walnut terminate at Lovell avenue. However, Walnut starts again at El Monte Road and runs east thru the city to the east city limits. MRS. BELINDA McCLELLAN CENTENARIAN, IS ILL TO CHANGE TIME COUNCIL MEETING City Attorney Preparing Ordinance Providing for Tuesday Nights The city council has authorized City Attorney Walter F. Dunn to prepare an ordinance changing the time of meetings from Wednesday until Tuesday evenings, and also changing the place of meetings' from the first floor to the auditorium on the second floor. The ordinance will be ready to present the council at the next session, If the ordinance is adopted, with a rider, the change can become effective immediately after its adoption, otherwise it will be sixty days after its adoption before the changes can become operative. It is likely the rider will be attached, it is said. ANNOUNCE REGISTRATION FOR NEXT SEMESTER Mrs. Belinda McClellan, who recently et'lwbmtcd her 100th birthday anniversary at the home of her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs, Curt McClellan, 723 East Valnett street, has been in ill health for several weeks. Mr«. McClellan 1ms ei.joyed good health all of her life until recently. Be not envious of your neighr bor’s new car. He's much less like-J ly to back into yours. j* The new semester at the Arcadia schools opens Monday, January 26th, Parents of Kindergarten or First ■ Grade pupils who are entering • school for the first time are urged to or.oil them at the office of the Superintendent «^r at the respective school. Children are eligible to enfcer the First Grade at the age of live years and nine months or over, and the Kindergarten at four years pine months or over. • » ! f ’S, £ . A < -- e