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Van Nuys News And The Van Nuys Call, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1911, Van Nuys, California Sutntantial Develop- ment of Our Town sal y.tt.y THE VAN NUYS. NEWS A PAPER For the PEOPLE AND THE VAN NUYS CALL VOLUME I VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, 'FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1911 NUMBER 16 CONSOLIDATION DEFEATED SEPARATE HIGH SCHOOL DIS- TRICT FOR VAN NUYS INVESTIGATION BY WORKS TO HELP VETERANS Volets of This School District Vote to lie of No Other District For High School Purposes Last Saturday, at the special elec- tion held in tie temporary school room, and which was the first ever held in Van Nuys, a light vote was polled, on the proposition whether Van Nuys should be consolidated with the San Fernando Union High School District or whether it should be part of no high school district. Seventeen votes were cast, all of which were against consolidation. 'This will make the Van Nuys District a separate high school district, which will be much more convenient and satisfactory than etherise when the proper comes to establish a high school here. Many, of the voters of the district were confused on account of the dif- ference in time between the election on Saturday and on Monday, and came during the afternoon to cast their bal- lots, the polls having closed at o'clock p. m. The election was conducted by the s School Trustees, .Tas. Lyon, M. Gib- son and Wm. B. Lane, and the proper returns were made to the County Su- perintendent of Schools, Mark Keppel CLOSE OF DECIDUOUS FRUIT SEASON. WASHINGTON, Dec: 6. Nation- wide reorganization o! the soldiers' homes may follow an Investigation of the treatment accorded impovcriahed and disabled vetTfms now being car- tied on by Senator Works of Califor- nia. lompiaintE are being made that the policy followed by the national boai'fl vhich governs soldiers' homes Is wrong in that tha rapidly decreasing number of veterans are treated in the lomes as paupers, without proper food, and under harsh military regulations which make the homes anything but places of comfortable abode. plea is made that the men who helped to save the nation should be jiTen every comfort the country can provide before their few remaining days are ended. The herding of the veterans in barracks, the discipline which arouses them in the morning and sends them to bed at 9 o'clock at night, the poor food and lack of individual comfort and attention are all subjects of complaint under in- vestigation. If the facts develop suffi- ciently, Senator Works will ask an investigation by congress and propose legislation to make conditions more suitable for the old soldiers. the shipments for available. In 1910 SACRAMENTO, Dec. de- ciduous -fruit season closed on Nov 30, except for apples. The totals on the season are fruit shipments from the state numberea 11936 cars These figures are exclusive of apples and do not include citrus fruits. Ship ments for this season numbered cars'. The .cars of 1911, how ever, .weighed thirteen tons instead o twelve. Hence the 1911 total is real ly twelve-ton cars. The prin cipal varieties of deciduous fruits which were shipped from California this season were cherries, apricots phims, peaches-, pears and grapes. A were shipped: Pomegranates, per VAN NUYS WE ERECT NEW SCHOOL BUILDING BOND ISSUE CARRIED BY A VOTE OF TO 0. Board of Trustees Will Procwj4 at Once to Prepare Plans and Arrange for the ConstructiW of the Building as Soon as Possible. To be Modern in All Respects EDUCATOR SCORES HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SACRAMENTO, Deo. history as it Is taught fa the .public schools of the United States today is strongly denounced by H. A. Adrian, one of the speakers before the County School Teachers' institute, now in ses- sion here. Adrian asserted that Great -Britain had not performed one tyran- nical act to provoke the Revolutionary war; that the Boston massacre was not.the terrible slaughter.it was sup- posed to be; that the stamp acts were justified, and that the. colonists' re- fusal to obey them was actuated by their desire to slide out of a just pro- portion of the expense of a govern- ment in this county, and .that "the banner .of St. George flying in the breeze was always the flag of free- dom." Adrian's, attack was strongly resent- ed by the teachers, many of .whom have taught the history condemned for years. DEFICIT CAUSED BY NEW STATE TAX LAW LAND SHOW'S I AW DATES New Records for Transcontinental Travel Are Expected .to Be. Estab- lished Next Month. The voters of the Van Nuyb School District expressed their appioval of ;ood school facilities last Monday? when, by the unanimous vote of 'or, and none against, a bond, issue for was carried, the proceeds of: which are to be used in "purchasing school lots for building or purchasing one or more school buildings, lor suring the same, for supplying the same with furniture and necessary ag-j paratus, and for improving the, grounds." Immediate action will be taken by; the Board of'School. Trustees of thfcj district, namely, James Lyon, D. -MS The proposed location of the build- ing is on East Broadway, covering.lots number 1 to G. and 19 to 24, inclusive, in Section 19. and will be 300 leet square. The site is an ideal one, and very centrally located. The Van Nuys School District com- i'l-ises the entire acres of the Van Nuys-Lankershim lands, includ- OFFICE OPENED IN VAN NUYS. American Beet Sugar Co. Establishes Headquarters in the Syndicate Block This Week. In line with the announcement irsde !n of Nov. 2'-. American Beet Sugar Company opened their office this week in the room just south of that occupied by W. E. An- drew, the hardware man. This office wii'i be headquarters for the exten- sive operations of that company in this field, and which will employ a small army of help. Miss Francis Taylor, of Oxnard, who has been in the employ of the company for a number of years, will be in charge of the office, and will han- dle ail the clerical work. Maj. 1. A. Driffell, Maj. Carr, W. A. Connolly and Miss Taylor were all here on Monday, completing details for hand- ling their business here. STREETCAR SERVICE DEC. 16 BASEBALL TEAM FOR VAN NUYS? Nucleus of a Good Team Among the Local Players. It has been suggested that a base- }ir. oreanlsrd is; "an ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY PACIFIC ELECTRIC CO. Will be Ready to Handle Through fu- senger and Freight Traffic on That Date. Hourly Passenger Service Announcement has been made by the Pacific Electric Company that the new line from Hollywood to Van Nuys, a distance of 10.9 miles, will be completed and placed in operation for handling through passenger and freight traffic between Los Angeles and Van Nuys by way of .Hollywood and Uinkershim on Saturday, Dec. 16. The passenger station in Los Angeles will be that of the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad at No. 431 South Hill Street, and the freight station will be located at North Broadway and Sunset Boule- vard. test tier of people now in the district, the] to defend the championship of the Sanj car over tne ijne to Van Nuys tomor- nmny who are building homes and ex- [Fernando Valley. pect to locate here, and the many more who are daily selecting this val: ley as their home, it is assumed that at least an eight or ten-room building be selected lo provide facilities and Wm. E. lane, for the fo th t growtn of the bonds, or such part as will Van Nuys has rapidly outgrown the to carrv out the plans of van nas raPla'J outgrown a oSed above. temporary facilities provided lor its eboar-d as oed above. It is understood that deSniig plans for the building have been' adopted as yet, and that the ill make a thorough and capable .iffi spection of neighboring school buiiif George G..Hunter, as insp ings which have been erected "W. E. Bechtelneimer and the lmit of the. board's means, their endeavor to give Van Nuys the benefit of the best and most moderij; improvements along this Hue. ;J' school purposes, but upon the com- Uletion of this new building tbis town will take its proper place in the fine educational system of California, .pector, and d Wm. E. Young, as judges, conducted the elec- tion, which' was held in the tem- porary school room in the Si'ndicate Block. There is plenty of good talent among the boys now located here, and no doubt a creditable showing could be made. Among the players now in our midst who have made good on other teams, ,and the positions they 'have- played, are: Bectelheiraer and Young, pitchers; Mm void and Merrill, catchers; Gibson, first JIcWH- liams, second base; Taylor, shortstop; Abrams, third base, and McAllister, fielder. No doubt there are many others The "News" will be glad to co-op- erate with any move to establish grounds and organize a team, as there is nothing iike the' national game to create local patriotism in a town. SACRAMENTO, Dec. the discovery by State: Senator C. P. Cut- ten chairman of the senate finance committee, that the state faces a deficit of nearly this year from the operation of the new law di- viding state and county taxes, plans are being made for calling another spe- cial session of the legislature at the close of the present extra session. Not only does it appear from Mr. Cutten's figures that the actual deficit in the state revenues will be 162.75 for the year ending June 30. 1912, but a comparison with the reve- nue which would have been received under the old system shows that the new law has cost the state over for the current fiscal year. TAFT'S MESSAGE TO DEAL SOLELY WITH TRUSTS. WASHINGTON. Dec. President Tuft's message to the next session of congress will deal almost exclusively with the trusts, it was learned todaj an authoritative source. A high ofWSal who is in a position to know told the correspondent of the Herald that. President Taft had been persuaded by his cabinet to adopt this method in his messages hereafter, that the messages, being shorter, will be more widely read than formerly. Probably the lowest rates ever given on the Pacific Coast for an ex- position will be accorded the Pacific Land and Products Exposition's "Land Show Beautiful of which will be held in this city March 12 to I ill he the first timfi since 1RS7 thai a president's i.iessage has dealt willi only one subject. President Taft, it is understood, will send six other messages to congress during the coming session. Each will deal as nearly as possible with only one subject, and all will be short. BEGIN TRIAL FOR MEN BLAMED FOR HOLOCAUST NEW YORK, Dec. final chapter in one of the greatest trage- dies of. recent Triangle Shirtwaist factory begin Monday, when Isaac Harris and Max Blanck. proprietors of the company, po on trial before Judge Crain in gen- eral sessions, charged with first de- gree manslaughter in connection with the deaths of the 14G persons, mostls young girls, who were burned n leaped to their death during the holo- caust. Low rates have been asked of all the transcontinental railroads entering Los Angeles and subsidiary lines throughout the West. Arrangements are being perfected for bringing the largest crowds of .tourists and colo- nists to Los Angeles next March that have ever been known in the history of Pacific Coast travel. Assurances have been received by the exposition officials thai the railroads will co-op- erate in every way and that the low- est possible rates wili be made for the Land Show. During the Land Show last year the railroads gave a rate of one and one- third fare for round trip from all points in California. Arizona, XJtah and Nevada, but next year the Trans- continental Passenger Association in Chicaao will be asked 10 make lower rates "and thst all. of the territory west of the Missouri River be includ- ed. So great is the interest in the coming Land Show that it is prac- tically a foregone conclusion that the low colonist rates which are usually srrnntefl by HIP. Transcontinental Pas- senger Association at the end of February, ami which extend from March 15 to April 15, will be granted next year without any dissension on the part of connecting northwestern railways. Arrangements are being made by the land Show officials for special excursions during the exposition from Denver, Salt I.ske City, Spokane, Seattle. Portland, Ogdea Sail Francisco. San Joaquin and Sac- ramento Valley points, also from cities in Nevada, Arizona. Now Mexi ico, Texas and the west coast of Mex- row to determine the a p e d possibilities, preliminary to making up the schedule of CITRUS SHIPMENT TO BE CARS LOS ANGELES, Dec. shippers will send not less than carloads of oranges and lemons out of this state during the coming season. The California Fruit Growers' ex- change issued this statement today. A preliminary estimate was but the fact that shipments depend on the size of the oranges used for the space occupied makes the mark seem closer to what is considered cor- rect today. The oranges and lemocs both swell when rain comes at the proper time, but the former crop is the more valuable. Growers through- out the state assert that their orchards are prospering and showing unusually big, healthy citrus growths. 21 POTATOES IN ONE HILL REPRESENTATIVE TYPE OF HOMES BEING ERECTED IN VAN NUYS BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS GOVERNMENT SAVES MILLION BY FLOOD The street work is progressing rapidly on C, D and E Streets. Mrs. Thomas' house on I Street is being painted by Mr. Will Vincent. C. T. Miller is putting the finishing touches to the roof of his hew house. Work has been started on the residence of W. C. Patterson, vice- president of the First National Bank of Los Angeles, who will locate here. "Ye Plnuary" Building Company of Los Angeles has the contract. Work on G. L. Bowe's residence, corner D and Bonnie Brae, is pro- gressing nicely under the direction of .T. W. Miles. This home will have] five rooms, screen porch and cement tne "lant ls A THRIVING INDUSTRY. The E. W. Pack Lumber Company, which recently bought the plant for- merly operated by G. A. Huffaker, is making rapid strides in the business world of Van Nuys. This company carries r. full line of building supplies, lumber, lath, lime, shingles, sash, doors, roofing paper. Cotton's cement and Arden plaster, cellar, and will cost about L. R. De Mert started excavation! this week for his new store building on Sliormau Way. Dr. Mathers' residence is well under way. and will be ready for occupancy in a short time. The roof is now being put on tlie new garage being built by .Mr. Cyri- acks on Sherman Way. Mr. C. Hope, of Pomona, is in Van Nuys, preparing to erect a six-room modern bungalow. This structure will be erected near Mr. Bowe's new home, and will be a fine addition to this res- jdential and vertical pine flooring will be laid to cover an area of 1.2GU square feet. Wonderful Growth of Sweet Potatoes Made in San Fernando Valley. The residence of Mr. R. P. 1'iggart is well under way. The floor space of this house will cover 2.fi40 square feet. The dining room is to be finished in imitation mahogany. The reception hall, living room and den will be of slash grain Oregon pine and The hotel building being erected on i ceilings. There will Sherman Way for J. W. Donnelly by j ue a basement with a furnace, a pool .1. W. Miles is now up to me second roonli a sleeping porch, and large and commodious porches. Mr. Riggart is sparing nothing to make his home J. W. Akyroyd is pushing the work comfortable and convenient. on Mrs. Sanford's house, and to complete it within ten (lays or two weeks. NEW INDUSTRIES. BELL1NGHAM. Wash.. Dec. A SAYS ENGLAND WILL ASK FOR NAVY Dec. tnai SIMWO.nnn! ami possibly more, wil be raised supplemental to the usual naval estimates, the Pall Mall Gazette has again revived the possibility of a big naval loan. It is pointed out that in view of 'he oampnism in Germany in fnvor of a bigger navy, Great Brita'n must neces- sarily show she is determined to pre- serve the "tw> to one" standard. One thing is certain, and that Is that Eng- land will have to make heavy expendi- tures to adequate docks tor the dreadnaught battleships. freak of the flood in the Skagit river has done in twenty-four hours, with- out a cent of expense, work contem- plated by the Uuitsii States govern- ment at a cost of a million dollars and a year's labor of engineering crews. The stream cut through Sterling Bend, above Mount Vcrnon. where a chan- nel now runs SOO feet wide and 20 feet deep. For seventeen years the federal government has this im- provement, and many surveys have been made. The ciu-uil is through n :ieck of laud eighty rods wide, it shortens the distance from Mount Vernon to Sedro-Woolley three and a half miles, giving a steamboat 'here a long and dangerous on existed before. Fred Eddenscr will foon p on his new residence on Kester Street. Mrs. A. V. Anable and daughter have opened a store in the Synfli'-atr- It on Sherman Way. in connection Mr. Doolittle will have charge of which there will be a circulating building. Mr. Ben. Zeitler commenced construction of his residence week, and will spare no pains to H nent. attractive and hninpiiUp. (lie this new office building of tile con- struction is being added to the Na- tional Lumber Company's to take care of their increasing business. Vorl; on the seven-room house of W. S. McFaddan. manager of tho Xa- lioiij: i.uium-r Company, is progress- ing nicely, and when completed will be 'edit to this community of beau- tiful modern homes. library .and a free reading room. They will carry a full line of choice can- dies, toys, genjs' furnishing goods and dry goods. R. D. Owens will open a barbershop equipped with a planer, cut-off saw and other machin- ery right on the grounds. Mr. Pack is spending about in improvements which will make his plant up-to-date in all respects. Only the best grade of lumber is carried, is bought direct from the north. Five hundred thousand feet were or- clork. All fin isbptl lumber is Iciln-riried. This company is located on the east side of Sherman Way, almost opposite the railroad station, and visitors to the plant xrn at all times welcome. SOUTHERN PACIFIC EXHIBIT IN STRO.NG FAVOR. During the first six days of the Land Show at Chicago people attend- ed the Southern Pacific fixhibil. One hundred lectures have been delivered. On California Day, as well as Kansas Day. it was i-.ecessary for the mnn- ascment to give over the lecture room for the entire days to those states, and the statement was made by the management that more than 70 per cent of the people who attended this show visitod the Southern Pacific lee- lures ;ind lecl'.ire room. Thos" Ice turcs and exhibit have been in strong favor with the entire show. Various Exhibitors and delegates from outside states award great, praise to the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific for the enterprise and lib ernlity shown by them. The result to the states served by A display of sweet potatoes, grown the Van Nuys-Lankershim soil, and shown by the Janss Investment Com- pany at "their offices, may be'produc- tive of giving Los Angeles the pres- tige of furnishing the seed potatoes for all of the Southwest. Inquiries have been numerous for tubers from, the stock that showed as high as twenty-one potatoes to a root, when the average is from five to six. W. G. Barnett, who raised the un- usual "spuds" on his ranch near Lan- kershim, received an order for 2.00r' pounds of seed sweet potatoes from a grower in the Coachelia Valley. An-' other inquiry came from the San Joa- qnin Valley. Scores of others came from around Imperial and certain parts of Texas. One man from Geor- gia is desirous of getting potatoes of this variety and sending them to his Southern plantation. Yesterday Barnett brought to the Janss oflict-s a potato weighing five ancl a h.ilf pounds and seventeen inches in length. It was perfectly shaped and came from a root that produced many other large tubers. The size was attributed to the fact that the next hill was not planted, and this particular potato had room to spread out. FELL BANANA TREES TO PREVENT FEVER SPREAD in a few days in the new addition toj this system will be ot the greatest ad the J. .T. siiinner's Building on Vir- vantage, ginia Street, near the drug store, which is bein.s rushed to completion by the contractor, W. E. Young. SAN" FRANCISCO, Dec. lulu, "Pearl of the has fallen on evil days. To guard the city against the dan- ger of contagion from a single case of yellow fever, the federal and terri- torial health authorities have felled 150.000 banana trees, and the work of destruction is still going on, in spite of court injunctions issued on peti- tions signed by protesting property owners. A squad of belligerent medical men, assisted by half a hundred non-coin- misisoned officers and 700 hirer! work- men, ranging here and 'here through the island metropolis, cutting and slashing wherever they find a ba- nana tree or any of its allies. And on (op of it all there is held out tho threat that before they cease the health officials will have deflowered entirely the far-famed carital of the land of languor. BOARD REFUSES TO DIVULGE FINDINGS IN MAINE PROBE "The System." B. A. son, proprietor, has occupied Keefe nulldlni; on Slifnnan Wny. find will carry A full line of electrical sup- plies and fixtures, do first-class wiring and contracting. Seven Bitten by Mad Dog LOS ANGEI.KS, Dec. Bac- teriologist Durfy has discovered that tlm Hnsr which bit seven persons last week in the neighborhood of Temple street nml Uike obore avenue hnd rabies i.i sr. advar.ced stage, and the persons who were bitten were noti- fied to this effect ibis morning. HAVANA, Dec. se- cret cast up by a ciose of the remains of the battiefiir A'iilne, the board of inquiry appointed b.r the aovernment to determine the cewa of, the explosion that sunk the- famous old battleship left today for Washing-, ton via Key West. The board gave out no inlding of what its report would be. But the Ha- vana press practicaliy asreed in the btlief that it would hold to blame for the vessel's destruction.
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