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   San Marino Tribune (Newspaper) - January 10, 1930, San Marino, California                                 M  MiRINO TRIBUNE  te-Devoted ic ihe Prcqress avd Prosperity of San Marino  A'OL II, No. 43  San Marino, California, Friday, January 10, - J ^  5c per Copy, $2.00 per Year  ity Club  Directors Delib erat e  Tuesday Night Session Produces Good Results.  San Marino's Brilliant Record  Report of Building Inspector Cronshey Makes  Eloquent Reading  A well attended session of the directors of the City Club at the grammar school on Tuesday evening dispatched business with a vim. The new president, Lawrence  Gibbs, was in the chair.  A much needed explanation of Boy Scout work, rules and regulations, was presented by Tallman Trask, who spoke very interestingly along these lines.  Resolution was made to submit recommendations for the approval of the City Club at its next meeting.  The remainder of the meeting was given over to the appointment of committees, of whicK the following is the list:  1. Committee for coming dinner: R. N. Richardson, chairman; L. B. Gibbs and N. D. Huntoon, associates.  2. Welfare committee: A. D. Edwards, chairman; R. W. Meath-eringham and Harry Heffner, associates.  3. Float committee: L. B. Gibbs, chairman; A. D. Edwards associate, with remainder of committee to be chosen later.  4. Civic committee: Ron Stev-er, chairman; Mr. Stever to select his associates.  Publishing committee: P. L. Cowherd, chairman; Clyde Hurley, N. D. Huntoon associates.  The next meeting of the club will occur on the evening of January 21, at the cafeteria of the grammar school building, and promises to be a pronounced success. An excellent program is being prepared.  Members are responding to the notices sent out, and a fine year for the club is nrediclod.  The reprt of Building Inspector Cronshey for the year 1929, as recapitulited last week, is fine reading for San Marinans and contiguous territory as well.  Include) in it is a resume of building operations for the past five vears, which we herewith present:  Number of dd buildings up to Feb. 1, 1925........ 192  Approxmate valuation of same ................ $1,995,400.00  Number of lew buildings for 1925 .................... 139  Total valuation of same ...........................................1,625,379.00  Number of new buildings for 1926 ................ 191  Total valuation of same ...........................................2,185,176.29  Number of aew buildings for 1927 .................... 271  Total -aluation of same ............................^ 3,213,135.25  Number of new buildings for 1928 ................206  Total i-'aluation of same ............................ ^ 2,326,445.20  Number ofnew buildings for 1929 .............207  Total r-aluation of same ......................................................2,850,813.52  Whereit Trustee Valentine does a little figuring; and shows that this r:presents a 5-year increase in the number of buildings of 528 pel cent, and in the value of buildings of 606 per cent.  Buildng Permits Start WUh Bing  New Scbol Building Permit Issied, With Con-stru<tion Starting.  Walter J. Miller Duly Installed  Head of San Marino Realty Board Makes  Walter J. Miller was duly installed as president of the San Marino Realty Board at the annual meeting of the Alhambra District Realty Board held Monday evening; at the Alhambra Athletic club. It is the custom to install ^ officers of city realty boards at the first meeting of the year of the district of which the city is a ^ member.  ''The San Marino Realty Board pledges itself, both as a unit and as individuals,'-' stated Mr. Miller, "to. during the year 1930, devote itself untiringly to the furthering of id<-ais personified by the city of San Marino. This city is a com-"^^^-ity with high ideals that are ^ rarelv fonnH in. QTi-./»rvrvvTnnTJif.V'  The graii-ing of a permit for the constructioi of the new supplementary elr ientary school at Granada and .cisquilito, to cost $71,-000.00 Jaiuary"4, started the new year's quoa of building off with a bang. Thi major portion of the excavatior has already been completed, aid actual construction work will .tart immediately.  By the terms of the contract three rooris of-the structure must be ready for occupancy by the first of A>ril.  The ar.hitects and builders are Marsh, Snith and Powell.  1930 gves promise of exceeding the mark set by 1929, if the estimate of Building Inspector Cronshey is c'rried out. This is .based on the nformation of builders, realtors nd others who are interested in uilding.  Inasmch as the building permits of )ur nearest neighbor «on the sout, Alhambra, for the year 1929, id short of San Marino's showingby nearly. $300,000, we have reson for self-congratulation.  Moreaer, the principal- portion of the prmits granted during the year, jus closed were for . residences ad during the past three years th total is close to $10,-nnn nnn '  Mass Meeting Orders Purchase  Junior High Site  Additional Land Purchase Calls for Expenditure of $33,000.  ILLNES OF MRS.  U rn Al/IT CrkM  Mrs. I.' C. Wilson, daughter of Mr. andMrs. Alma Jensen of the San Maino Pharmacy, has been ill for the past week, but is slowly convaler.ing.  large c small, with or without traditio s. -  "Altbagh San Marino has only been inorporated few years, there are cerain fundamental principles and trditions that were given it by its iunder, Henry E. Huntington. Tie fame of San Marino has spread throughout the world =33» being te home of the Huntington  Hearing no objections or protests at the mass meeting called for the purpose by the Board of Education, the South Pasadena High School Board voted on January 7th, in favor of going forward with the purchase of additional acreage for the proposed San Marino Junior High School site on Huntington drive at Fletcher avenue.  This means the expenditure of approximately $33,000 for this purpose, the money to be taken from the general funds of the district. Superintendent of Schools George C. Bush acted as secretary of the meeting, while President Heath of the school board served as chairman, which meeting was attended by M. O. C. Hull of the San Marino Board of Education and other citizens of San Marino.  The purchase of this property is to be made in accordance with a "gentleman's agreement" made in 1927 with the Huntington Land Company,'owner of the land in question, at which time pne^half of the property was purchased.  The motion for the purchase of the land was made by. Mr. Hull, w^ho asserts that the land is worth more than $150 per front foot and is rapidly increasing in value.  "There 3vill be no additional tax burden on the citizenry of the district," declares President Heath, who further states "that the land is worth far more than it was at the date of the option in 1927."  Superintendent Bush went on record as saying no action of the present board can bind or circumscribe the action of any future  board with respect to the type of "i'rt  OT AMC ciroDiTAovr  Miss Sarita Miller has named Feb. 7 as the date of her marriage to William Valentine, son of Mri and Mrs. W. L. Valentine, 1421  W^ilwTi- nxroiario ■ QQTI'TUTa-r-i-ri  San Marino p. T.A. Listen  To Educator  Mrs. .W. T. Campbell Elected to Serve on Committee.  The P. T. A. of San Marino held  their first session of the new year  at the grammar school auditorium  on Tuesday afternoon, the meeting  being addressed by Dr. J. Howard Williams, of the University of California, whose subject was "Achievement Tests."  Dr. Williams is well-versed on the subjects which he presents and made it additionally interesting by illustrations of the practicality of the tests in their values to the teacher and the pupil.  Mrs. William B. Campbell, w^ho heads the motion picture section, was elected to serve on the nomination committee for the council.  Under the capable direction oi Miss Thelma Frerking, a short Scotch play was given by the children of the fifth grade which proved especially pleasing.  The musical numbers presented by Mrs. Inez Belle Rowe of South Pasadena, graduate of Alter Beim Conservatory of Music in Ohio, and Abram Golfarb, violinist, as well as the senior quartette of the South Pasadena High School Boys' Glee Club added great inspiration to a very successful meeting. The attendance was excellent.  The amount of money on hand after paying all expenses is $167.43.'  The meeting adourned to meet in February with the South Pasadena schools in a Joint Founders Day program, Tuesday, February 18, at 2 p. m., in the South Pasadena Junior High Scliool auditor-  im-n "  CITY POLICE CHIEF WARNS PEOPLE TO  RRWARF OF FA1CFP<?  Ben F. Parker, chief of police wishes to warn the people of Sar Marino against fraudulent solicitors and to investigate thoroughly the representative and his wares before giving any money to him.  Edwin Alt en, a magazine solicitor, was arrested recently on Euclid avenue, and is awaiting trial at the San Marino city hall, foi impersonating an officer in order tc influence the people of the community to subscribe to a magazine, His trial is set for ripvt TnA^Hnv  POST OFFICE IN SAN MARINO ELECTRIC  f^HOP nif;rnNTiisii tftì  Mr. Don Oster of the San Marine Electric Shop, 2495 Mission street, has discontinued the post office which he has operated heretofore in conjunction with his electrical business. He has found that with his steadily increasing business ii is impossible for him to take care  City Trustees Face New Year Confidently  Session Wednesday Night Full of Real  Interest.  The City Trustees met on -Wednesday night to listen to repdits from city officials and transact considerable business.  Building Inspector Cronshey's report was read, excerpts from which are published in another column.  Fire Chief Copley made his annual report, showing 42 calls with a total fire loss of $4500.  Chief of Police Parker, in connection with his report, recommended certain legends at important crossings reducing speed to 20 miles per hour. His recommendations were referred to the street department.  Five protests were received and read from taxpayers relative to the Los Robles street extension.  Those protesting were Thadeus Lowe, Roy T. Mason, Lewis R. Click, Morris H. Wells. These protests, after careful consideration, ?.nd aft-^r listening to st.ntement of Mr. Mapes, the special assessment agent, were overruled.  The matter of the bonding of the city employees on behalf of the city was considered, and Walter J. Miller of the San Marino Realty Company was heard concerning the plan of blanketing them, or bonding them separately. Mr. Valentine was asked to investigate and advise the council as to the best plan.  Bids were presented to cover this matter by Mr. Miller.  City Engineer Chalmers reported the contract between San Marino and the city of Pasadena relative to the Los Robles sewer as having been signed, and he was duly instructed to wait upon the City Manager of Pasadena in the interests of exneditinp' thp wnrV  Two PermitSiAre Issued ForHomes  San Marino Has Good 1930 Building  Permits amounting to nearly $30,000 have already been issued for homes to be constructed here. Lawrence B. Gibbs of 272Y  Fleur drive was issued a permit to erect an 8-room, 2-story residence with a shingle roof at 1164 Adair street. The cost to be $16,000. Benjamin S. Parker of San Marino is the architect and Mr. Gibbs is the contractor.  Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Valentine were issued a permit to erect a 9-room, 1-story residence with a slate roof at 585 Winthrop road at a cost of $13,500. , The architect and contractor is the Lincoln  MoT+cacP nnTnrtnnv   

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