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Van Nuys News And The Van Nuys Call, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1913, Van Nuys, California i For Htu I (Substantial Develou- Wnt of Onr Town J and Valley THE VAN NUYS A PAPER For the PEOPLE AND THE VAN NUYS CALL VOLUME III VAN NUYS, CALIFOKNIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBKR NUMBER 7 MORE ACTIVITY IN POULTRY BUSINESS NEW CHICKEN RANCHES START AROUND VAN NUYS Arrival of D.W.Batchelor fromPetaluma Gives Fresh Impetus to the Prospects Very Bright VAN NUYS BUSINESS BUILDINGS FILL UP Reports of new auditions to the ranks of the poultry men continue to come in, and the influence of the movement for a chicken colony in the Van Nuys district is being felt in ad- joining sections of the San Fernando Valley. For example, the San Fernando Press says: "Mr. Johnson of Holly- wood, owner of a ten-acre ranch one mile west of San Fernando, has let the contract for the erection of a new house on the property. Mr. Johnson intends to establish a mod- ern chicken ranch." As published in the News a short time ago, William McGann will'start a chicken ranch on his ten acres north of Van Nuys this winter. Max Pfafflnger, who has a place on the boulevard west .of Van Nuys, also plans to put in poultry this winter and is making his preparations now. The coming of D. W. Batchelor from Petaluma has given an impetus to poultry affairs. Mr. Batchelor is an expert in the real estate end of the business and a red-hot live wire as a business man. He will occupy quarters in the Tract Office at Van Nuys jointly with Lemay Bevis, and work in conjunction with them He plans to erect a resilience on North Van Nuys acres as soon as pos- sible and will make his home here. Work on O. B. Hubbell's home at North Van Nuys Acres is progressing satisfactorily and the walls are up and the contractors rushing their op- erations. In this connection it may be re- marked that prospective chicken rais- ers are apparently just beginning to grasp the fact that a novice can go into the business here with the best chance in the world for succeeding! from the start wuiioui expensive losses through inexperience. All he needs to do is to follow in- structions, for Mr. Hubbell, recog- nized expert, places his years of ex- perience at the disposal of all chick- en men in this section, absolutely without charge. Another of the new ranches to be started here soon will be that of Mr. Koeppel, son of Oscar 0. Koeppel of Portland. As Mr. Koeppel motored over the boulevard through Marian that he became interested and purchased ten acres at Marian for the younger Mr. Koeppel, which he will put into a. (scientifically conducted poultry and pigeon ranch. In this connection it may be re- marked that the Van Nuys poultry- men are not taking special interest in the coming poultry show in Los Angeles this winter. The Van Nuys chicken ranches are primarily com- mercial propositions, and commercial poultry does not cut much figure at the poultry shows. But it is in the egg market Van Nuys will be heard from season. One of the significant indications of the growth of Van Nuys is found in the filling up of the vacant store buildings. Four of the vacant store rooms have been occupied within the last two weeks, another has been rented and several inquiries have been made for store rooms within tiie last few days. The double brick between C and D on Sherman Way belonging to Bout- tier has been leased by T. H. Talbot, and his ad. appears in this issue. J. F. O'Donnell has rented the Miles building and opened a barber shop. George C. Smith has opened a shoe and harness repair shop in the Honey- man building on West C street, and his ad. appears this week. The Consolidated Lumber Company has decided to open an oilice in Van Nuys and may later decide to put in a yard here. W. R. MacWilliams, formerly with the Hammond Lumber Company, will have charge, and his wide acquaintance with Van Nuys people should insure the new com- pany doing its share of business. J. P. Tyler of Los Angeles has un- der consideration the establishing of a branch of his electrical goods store here, and a Mr. France of Los An- geles looked over the ground here with regard to starting a photograph studio. Van Nuys is growing in a business way and prospects for a still more rapid growth are excellent. VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS HONORED IN HOLLYWOOD HIGH Considering number of pupils Van full attending Hollywood High from Nuys, this town is getting its share of honors. Cecil Forbes is playing on the foot- ball team and has just been elected class president of the Junior class. Miss Catherine Lennox has been elected president of the Girls' Chorus. D. A. BEVIS WINS MATRIMONIAL RACE BEATS ANDREW AND JOHNSTON TO MISS BESSIE DELZELL OF NEWTON, ILL., AT LOS ANGELES TUESDAY TO START MOVING r i nf 17 E.MLI 1UA1 ORGAN COMPANY TO USE IMMENSE CAVALCADE OF HEAVY AUTO TRUCKS ON "MOVING DAY" Will Have About Worth of Work to Start Out With in Their New Factory of Workmen and Mechanics Coming Moving the machinery and equip- ment of the Johnston Organ and Pi- ano company into its new factory building will commence next week, and before thirty days elapse, the company will be operating in its new quarters. The officials and head men of the company are bending every energy to perfect the moving plans so thai there will be as little derangement of the work and as little interruption as possible, and to that end it is prob- able that one department will be moved at a time. Trucks and auto vans will be used for the moving, and if plans suggested are carried out, "moving day'1 will look like the old days of the almost forgotten "wagon shows." These plans contemplate having all the vans loaded at once and then travel from Los Angeles to Van Nuys in company, with sides decorated with banners advertising Van Nuys and the John- ston Organ company. For weeks past the company's force in the city factory has been working until late at night finishing up orders now in hand, in preparation for the moving. The company is now laying off 25 per cent of its men for four or five days, to allow them to have a chance to visit Van Nuys and try to get located- here. As soon as one section gets back to work the next section is laid off. It is very apparent, however, that all of the men are not going to be able to secure houses here, as there are several times as many families as there are vacant places in the town. To accommodate those who will have to livs in the city tempo- rarily, or those who own their homes there ,and desire to sell if possible before they move, the company will iiiu an aufu bus bc-twceu IIo'uyv.OGcl and Van Nuys night and morning, for the time being, so that employes who must go back and forth to work will have the advantage of the 5-cent city fare. This will not be a permanent arrangement, however. The building was turned over to the company's representatives by ihe Engstrum company, the contractors, last Monday. The officials of the company have been out here several times this week looking over the structure, and declare themselves highly pleased, especially with the big show room, which has acoustic properties possessed by no other similar room of which any of the organ people know. Three other buildings are to be started west of the main building as soon as the company can get to it. Two will be large stock rooms, and the third will be the engine room. The Johnston company will start operations in the new building with nearly worth of contracts on the books and with other prospects for big work in sight. that next CHURCH NOTES Methodist. Regular services Sunday at the church. Rev. T. A. Hull will preach .at 11 a. m. and p. in. Sunday school at 10 a. m.; Epworth league meeting at p. m. You are cor- dially invited to all the services. Mid-week prayer service Wednes- day evening at o'clock, led by the fo which nil rnnmbnrs- ami friends of the church are asked to at- tend. Bible study class at the church Fri- day evening at o'clock, in charge of Mr. Imbach. The study will be in Epiicsians. Come and bring your Bibles. When Dell Bevis bade William An- drew and Robert Johnston bon voyage on their recent departure for the east search of wives, he jocularly re- marked that he might "beat them to it." But it was said so casually that uc one who heard it took him seri- ously. But he kept his word. Last Mon- day evening he slipped out to Los Angeles, met Miss Dessie Delzell, of Newton, 111., at the depot at the next morning, and they were quietly married by the Rev. White of Los An- geles at 11 o'clock. Mr. Andrew will be married tomor- Presbyterian Csual services next Sunday. Sunday school, o'clock a. m. Morning service. o'clock a. m. C. E. prayer meeting, o'clock p.m. Evening service after C. 1C. meet- ing. Rev. Robert B. McCain will preacli both morning and evening. A cordial invitation is extended to all new-comers to attend these ser- vices. An offering for Homo Missions will taken Sunday morning. November 2nd. row and Mr. Johnston will become a benedict next' Tuesday. It was no hasty wedding, however. Mr. Bevis had been acquainted with Miss Delzell for many long years in his home town of Newton, nnd a Mr. Muslienrow of Chicago and he had monopolized the company of "the Del- zell twins" for nearly two years. Therefore, when he left for Cali- fornia to go into business and Tres- sie Delzell became Mrs. Muslienrow and movpd to Chicago, it left her sis- ter decidedly lonely. That is not saying that Mr. Bevis was not homesick either, and the joint result was a series of letters that end- ed up in telegrams nnd a journey half across the continent by the young lady to become Mrs. Bevis. Mr. and Mrs. Bevis returned to Van Nuys Wednesday afternoon, and took up their quarters in the Shinners apartments, where they gave a recep- tion Thursday evening to their friends. Tt was n nnjpy Avelronlp that was ao corded them by the Van Nuys young men. but afterward the occasion be- came a very pleasant social function. Mr. Bevis has purchased lots 7, S and 17, in block 18. running through from Seventh to G street, between Fig- ueroa and Van Ness, and will build himself a nice residence next spring. The bride was Miss Delzell. daugh- ter of 11 r. and Mrs. George Delzell of Newton. 111., her father being a suc- cessful contractor of that. city. The Beviri brothers are recoil' cool- ers to Van Nuys. but in the brier time since they entered business 'iie'.'o they have made a large number of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Ilevis have been busy receiving congratulations since their home coming, and The News joins in vishinsr them a long and happy mar- ried life. IMPRESSIONS OF A NON-RESIDENT INVESTOR Vfln Nnvc Wpwq When I first visited the incompar- able San Fernando valley and the city of Van Nuys, I was indeed pleased beyond my power to tell. This much I will say, after having visited all of the great valleys of all of the western mountain states: I be- lieve without a question of doubt that the possibilities of this great valley, its close proximity to the fast- M1DWINTER NUMBER OF LOS ANGELES TIMES est growing the world, Los MANY A.TTENDED AUCTION Quite a large number of Van Nuys people attended the auction at Zelzah Wednesday of the personal farm property of J. I'. Wright, who has sold his lease and is about to remove to Sonoma county. The horses and mules brought only a fair figure, lull some of the imple- ments and other articles brought prices that were considered very high, according to those who attended I lie "It was to good remarked one of the spectators. "Everytliir.K was fixed up to look good. i hat was the secret of the high prices." Angeles, is sure to make it one of the richest spots or. earth for its size. And as a seque! of this belief, my- self and familj took advantage of what I think a great opportunity and bought a few acres on Sherman Way, near your beautiful town of Van Nuys. It is our purpose to hold this invest- ment as a sort of nest egg. I cannot refrain from saying that the efforts of the Suburban Homes Company in developing this great val- ley and the towns they have built along Sherman Way eclipse anything 1 have seen or heard of. When it is remembered that in addition to what that company and the Van Nuys peo- ple have done and will continue to do you can't stop are also to have the Owens River water, I feel confident that your population will increase at a rate that will as- tonish the closest observers. I have been getting your paper since last spring, so that I could keep in touch with your growth, and it has been a source of great satisfaction to read from week to week of the tilings that you are doing in your city and the valley in general. optiinistTc spirit that you are showing and putting forth from time to time tor the betterment of your people and community. Witli a perpetuation of this spirit, with all that, goes to make up your wonderful valley. I bespeak for the citizens of that, section a growth the like of which has not boon seen in the great state of Cali- fornia. More could be said along these linos, but why need a non-resident en- tor into a general discussion of the merits of the proposition. 1 am sure all of your people abundantly under- stand. So. then, in view of all that you have in this favored spot, together with what 1 observed when there last winter. 1 am forced to the conclusion I. N. PAUL. Perry, la.. Oct. 7. 1913. forthcoming edition of the in- Midwinter Number of the Los Angeles Times to be issued auoui January 1, 1914, promises to surpass all previous issues of this intensively inteiesting and beautifully illustrated magazine. It will graphically describe and realistically picture the climatic charms and scenic grandeur of happy, sun-kissed Southern California, and will be redolent of the fragrance and .uty which here abound throughout the year. The achievements of the splendid men and women who are building an empire in the Southwest will be de- tailed, and the unprecedented devel- opment and progress made by South- ern California in commerce, manuiac- turing, agriculture, science, art and civic growth will be enlarged upon. The" 1914 Midwinter Number of the Los Angeles Times, comprising five magazine sections, aggregating 160 pages, will be out January 1, and it will contain more authentic and trust- worthy information about California, exploit its marvelous resources to greater extent, and describe more line or VAN NUYS BEATS FAST GLENDALE BALL TOSSERS Stung by the fact of two successive defeats, the Van Nuys "Boosters" went into the game with Glendale last redeem their reputation, and the amount of ''pep" exhibited by the home players was surprising. The game was the best seen on the local grounds and ended by a score of 4 to 1 in favor of Van Nuys. With Harry Clever, the second baseman, back in his old position, the local boys showed their spirit and confidence by a snappy preliminary practice, and this spirit was kept up all through the game. After blanking the visitors in their half of the opening round, Van Nuys went right out after blood. Capt. Nordvold, the first man up, picked out a nice one and lifted it over the head of the Glendale centerfielder, taking two stations on the clout. Then he stole third on the next ball pitched, and when Marple, the visit- ing catcher, overthrew third in an ef- fort to catch him, the "Booster" cap- tain scampered home. Apparently this cyclone style of at- tack took the heart out of the oppos- ing tpp.m for thpy failed tn rellanes for more than four hits, while their twirler was touched up for eight, three of which were two-bag- gers by Nordvold, Clever and Arrel- lanes. Smock scored in the fourth inning, Arrellanes in the fifth and Eniory in the seventh. Glendale's single tally was made in the fifth by Marple. Gibson played a steady game at first, varied by a couple of successful stabs for wild throws that were bril- liant. Smock distinguished himself by a catch of a hard fly back of short, after a swift rush to reach it. The GREAT PROBLEM BEFORE VALLEY ANNEXATION OR A WATER DIS- TRICT TO BE DECIDED New Annexation Commission of City Issues of Best Legal Advice by Valley Committee Annexation, a condition precedent to any outside territory securing the Owens River water, is an ultimatum laid down at a meeting of the new Annexation Commission of Los An- geles, held Tuesday evening in the oflice of Mayor Rose. This was the first meeting of the commission, which is composed of Mayor Rose, Councilman Betouski, E. R. Hewitt, George Harrison, former entire team played splendid ball. In J. F. O'Donnell Van Nuys is for- tunate in securing an umpire who knows the game, is impartial, accu- rate and exceptionally satisfactory. BENEFIT DANCE FOR FIRE BOYS NEW PIANO FACTORY BUILDING ORCHESTRA WILL FURNISH THE MUSIC- LADIES HAVE REFRESH- MENTS IN CHARGE- GOOD TIME SURE Plans for a benefit dance tor tne newly organized volunteer fire depart- ment promise to result in a "func- tion" that will eclipse the ball given by the baseball club some months ago. The new piano factory building has been secured, and this afford accommodations for golden opportunities in every human endeavor than any other mag- azine ever offered to the public. This elaborate, comprehensive spe- cial edition will be invaluable to every resident of this commonwealth. It will point the way to happiness and fortune to people in other sections of the country whose eyes are turned Westward. California cannot be advertised in a better or more effective way than by sending to out-of-town friends a copy of the forthcoming Midwinter Number of the Los Angeles Times, which in ever-.- respect, will be the master prod- uct of American journalism. Tlie price is 10 cents a copy, wrap- ped for mailing; postpaid 15 cents. MAKING LONG AUTO TRIP L. K. Raukiu of Petoluma, who is now interested in the Van Xuws tract left Petolumn Tuesday evening in' new auto to make the trip overland to Van Nuys. DiiriiiK the last few months Mr. Rankin has made many trips between the two towns, using rail and boat. so this will lie a new experience and give him a bettor chance to compare values eiirouto with his Van Nuys holdings. Six houses were cut in on the new extension of the Kdison company on Kast C street last Friday. The bouses were those of Messrs. Wilson. Smofk. Price. Goodhue, Orrell and Welling. The "juice" has long been needed on C street, and tills improvement is very welcome to residents of that sec- tion. As street, extension R. M. LAMOREAUX'S FATHER DIES IN MICHIGAN HOME e work on tin.1 is completed th company will begin work on Kighth street extension and pu through. The plans have all boon j prepared and approved, so that noth ing stands iu the wny of its speedy const ruction. Word was recently received by R. M. Lamoreaux, editor of the Owens- mouth Gazette, of the death of his father. Henry C. l.amorenux, at ills home in Hat tic Creek, Mich., at I lie ago of SO years, lacking a few days. Deceased was n retired business man. a Christian, and his death ends a life that had been exemplary and filled witli useful labor. Mr. Lam- oreaux will have the sympathy of manv frionds in his loss. the crowd. The Masonic hall was un- comfortably crowded when the base- ball dance was given, but the crowd at the firemen's ball is expected to be bigger. Because of the fact that the com- pany was planning to move into the building at once, haste was necessary, but the members of the department have worked hard to give the neces- sary publicity in the short time al- lowed, and guests are expected to be present from a number of the neigh- boring towns. The ladies have taken charge of the refreshments, and they guarantee at least S10 from that source, so that the fire boys believe that they will realize a good sum to aid them in get- ting fire equipment. The department has already re- ceived its first donation. Secretary F. M. Keffer of the Chamber of Com- merce received a letter from John J. Shinners Tuesday, enclosing a check for ?2o for the department, and later. when ihe fire boys, in recognition of the act, presented him with compli- mentary tickets to the ball, he handed them back with the remark: "I don't want that kind. Give me the other kind." Thereupon he pulled out a bill and remarked he ihought he would The' department had its first prac- tice run Monday evening, when this AT- BALL GAME SATURDAY Van Nuys and the Los Trust and Savings Bank teams will cross bats on the local diamond Sat- urday afternoon at o'clock, roiloues and Nordvold will be the tcry for Van Nuys. The tine game put up by our boys last Saturday should insure a large turn out of fans. OWENSMOUTH PHONES ARE CONNECTED WITH VAN NUYS Five Owensmoiith telephones wore connected with the. Van Nuys switch- lioard wL'ek. Tho tip1 Owensmouili Mercantile company, tho Woods Lumber company, the Hammond Lumber company, ihe Owcnsmoutli C.ifo and Ben Atkinson. T. J W.itdlow, Kast Sherman Way, has also been put on the Van Nuys switchboard. flnrl Ar-1 councilman Xiles Gresory. Ralph Cris- weil, Ora Mounette, George Dunlop and J. A. Anderson. Organization was effected by elect- ing Councilman Betouski temporary chairman and C. E. Mayor Rose's secretary, as temporary secre- tary. After considering and discussing the various phases of the matter of annexing outside territory, Commis- sioner Monnette was responsible for action instructing Special Counsel Hewitt to draft a resolution declaring it to be the sentiment of the annexa- tion commission that annexation shall be u condition precedent to supply Owens River water to outside terri- tories. At a meeting of the commission held Thursday, the important question of how much of the city's bonded in- debtedness should be borne by an- nexed territory was considered. In order to complete its work promptly the commission may decide to hold daily sessions. In face of this expressed sentiment for annexation on the part of the city officials, petitions have been prepared and are being circulated in some parts o[ the San Fernando valley for a great part of the valley to be included in the irrigation district for the formation ot which a petition was recently pre- sented to the supervisors by the land vrtprs nf Mission Land Co. tract. This latter petition is scheduled for a hearing next Monday, but may be postponed until a later date. It is the opinion of some of the most prominent attorneys of Los Angeles that the act under which the forma- tion of the irrigation district is be- ing contemplated, is unconstitutional, and that to petition to be included in the district would only invite legal complications. The petitions to unite with the San Fernando district, as proposed, were drawn as the result of action taken by the general water committee of the San Fernando Valley, at a meet- ing several weeks ago. At this meet- ing a proposition to employ an attor- ney to act for and advise the commit- tee was defeated, so at present the committee is in the shape of a ship without a rudder. Van Nuys is deep- ly interested in this great water prob- lem. It has presented so many phases that only the very jjest legal advice can guide the property owners in tile method of securing the Owens River water for their lands. There lias been complaint by many that the efforts to secure the water have dragged along .very slowly, and ihat nothing lias beer, accomplished. In answer to this, it is only fair to the committee to state that any action by the property owners in the valley is impossible until the city has defi- nitely outlined its policy. So far the rate, a cent, per inch per hour, has been established. The action of the annexation commission, as above slated, practically decides that the pol- icy of the city council will be "an- believed that So. in view of these considerations, the general committee of the valley, Van Nuys transfer team took the hose which is handling the negotions, down to the piano factory, and the proceed carefully, as any wrong boys made n connection and had water move at this time would greatly re- playing in throe and one-half minutes. VISITS VALLEY FOR FIRST TIME IN TWENTY YEARS tard the one great consumation, that it. J. Lyster. who lived in tlie San Fernando valley forty-live years ago. visited Van Nuys last weok and got lost. He tried to find some of the old ranches and other well-known spots, but the changes were so great that he was baffled and could not get his bearings, lie has not boon in this end of the valley for twenty years. "Why. if they'd a-saiil 'hat there would ever be paved boulevards and electric lights and telephones and towns like this." said Mr. l.ystor. waving his hand toward the business street of Van Xuys. "we'd have sent Lyster was major domo for the Por- ter K Maclav ranch people in the early days and also ran a thresher around the valley. He knew Van Nuys and Lankershim, the pio- neers for whom tb? towns wore named, and remembers when that firm r-f ranchers pastured 2fi.flflO sheep over the present site of Van Nuys. Mr. l.ysicr lives in Long Beach now ami rides arounA in an auto in- stead of riding a pinto. He bought Long Beach at an acre and sold ;t for AH aero. of securing the water for the valley. Let the committee, which is corn- nosed mostly of laymen, select a com- petent attorney before circulating the petitions for an irrigation district and be miided by Ms advice, whether such a district shall be formed or whether tho territory in tile valley wishing the water shall annex to' the city. The water is in the valley now. It was turned over the cascade at the lower San Fernando reservoir Wednesday af- ternoon, not. in its full bulk, but en- ough to be used in sluicing. The full volume will be turned on November when the great celebration will bo held at the reservoir. Tlii? water will soon be available and when it is once spread over the fair, fertile acres of our valley, it will blossom with such abundance that it will be one of the greatest integral factors in the growth and expansion of steam j i.os Angeles, whether as an irrigated suburb or as a part and parcel of that great city. ROBERT BIGGART INJURED While working on a ladder Tues- day, K. P. Biggart fell, striking on a cement walk and breaking the bone in his heel. Dr. Patten was called and dressed Ihe injury. It will be sev- eral weeks before Mr. Biggart will abio to.walk without the aid of, crutches.
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