Van Nuys News And Van Nuys Call, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1915, Van Nuys, California THE VAN NUYS NEWS AND THE VAN NUYS CALL VOIUME V VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1915 NUMBER 2 RECENT ADDITIONS TO OUR POPULATION ASKS CITY COUNCIL TO OUTLINE POLICY FOR VflLLEY lalks; and Heads of Schools and Growers Weignts for Products Urged The Chamber of Commerce meeting held in Whitson hall Monday evening made up in importance w'Aat it lacked in attendance. Monday being a holi- day, many of the citizens were out of town and there were only about fifty present when President Houghtou called the meeting to order. The prin- cipal -matter considered- was the im- -portance of having the Los Angeles city council adopt a definite policy in The population at Van Nuys contin- ues to grow, and houses for rent are becoming scarcer than ever, according tn reports from the local real estate men. This week, L. L. Whttson rented :ho Cochrau house on East E street :'o J. A'. Alderman, who will represent :he Los Angeles Water Department in this vicinity. He also rented an apart- ment in the Shinners Building to Mr. Stead, who will take the place of Mr. 3cptt with the Southern California Ed- ison Company. Through the R. P. Biggart agency, Mr. Fulton, who will represent the Standard Oil Company here, rented the Lawrence Brown bungalow on West F street, and Mr. Phillips, of Oxnard, an engineer with the A. B. Sugar Com- pany, rented Dr. Mather's residence, corner Seventh and Bonnie Brae. George Alcock and family, recent ar- rivals from Wisconsin, will soon move into their newly-acquired home on East Eighth street. DR. CALLENDER'S CAR STOLEN IN LOS ANGELES regard to the administration of the affairs of rural annexed territory. Mr. Houghton, in his opening re- marks, pointed out' some of the things that need improve- ments, resurfacing South Sherman 'Way, care of the parking along Sher- man Way, equipment for a volunteer fire company, policing for protection to property and to enforce traffic regu- lations, and an ordinance excepting the rural sections from many of the provisions.of city ordinances and regu- lations in effect in the more densely populated parts of the city. ADDITIONAL It was reported that a letter had been sent to the council calling atten- tion, to some of these needs and the action of the president and secretary in sending the letter was endorsed by unanimous vote. N. BY.Smith, principal of the Van Nuys schools, reported that the. city board of education had authorized the completion of the high school grounds according to the plans .of the landscape artist employed' by .the local school trustees before annexation. This work Will- include the -baseball grounds, the running track, tennis and basketball courts and gravel walks, and is now being advertised for bids.' Upon request of. several, Mr. lo-iry to sticui'tj tts-iji-uau.a, .ubw ;Ut..tiiti high school, pur- poses as possible! A; J. Boulariger, secretary of the Growers and Canning an interesting account of the develop- ment of the association in its different phases of endeavor. Much valuable knowledge and experience had been gained in the marketing of melons this season, and another, year, in Mr. Bou- langer's opinion, would see the asso- ciation shipping.carload lots to eastern markets for weeks after the Imperial valley season had closed, instead of depending entirely on the local mar- kets. An important point brought out in this talk was in reference to the leasing of lands owned by non-resi- dents. Mr. .Boulanger thought that these lands should be leased to parties resident in the tract and who are also owners of land in the tract, for the reason that outsiders are of no prac- tical use to the community or associa- tion and in many cases are detrimental. Work was reported stopped tempor- arily on the Van Nuys cannery build- ing in order to allow the full working force to rush the Owensmouth building to completion, so that the bean cleaner, which has been purchased, can be in- stalled in time to take care of this sea- ,son's large crop. The Van Nuys build- ing, when completed, may be used this winter for storage of crops, if the as- sociation decides to hold any for better prices. Early next year the equipment will be installed for canning. The secretary of the chamber re- ported that Dr. Powers, head of the city 'health bureau, and one of his in- spectors had visited Van Nuys Satur- day and recommended the need of gar hage disposal. On motion, the secre tary was authorized to submit a re- quest to council asking that provision be made to give Van Nuys a' wagon to take away the garbage once a we'ek. Another rural postal route from the Van Nuys office to take care of North Van Nuys and other contiguous terri- tory was recommended and referred to the committee on mercantile affairs. The matter of an improved road to connect Van Nuys with territory north- west was left in the hands of the com- mittee on streets and roads. B. R. Holloway called attention to several instances where poultrymen in this section had received short weight, in marketing live poultry to peddlers. The practice is to hold the scales in such a position that they do not regis- ter the true weight. Attractive prices are offered, but the buyers more than offset any advance in regular prices by this short weight. He cautioned the poultrymen to be on the lookout and help get the goods on these men Mr. Holloway received a letter from Charles M. Fuller, county sealer of weights and measures, in whihc he ad vises poultrymen "to purchase scales which have been tested and sealed. The extension of the 5-cent fare radius for Van Nnys on the Pacific Electric railway was referred to the transportation committee to investi gate and report at the next meeting A motion was passed instructing th agricultural commutes to confer with the Van Nuys Realty Board in regard A Ford automobile belonging to Dr. IvI. N. Caieiuuer was stoleo. last Satur- day evening from street, in Los Angeles, near the Majestic The- atre. Dr. and Mrs. Callender had gone into the theatre, and when they came out the car was gone. A large car owned by Mrs. Anita Baldwin was taken from near the same place on the same evening. The lat- ter car was recovered Tuesday, and four boys arrested in connection with the theft, but so far no trace has been found of the Callender. car. Nine Fords were reported missing at Police TAX RATE THIEVES SECURE TWO VAN NUYS SUITCASES IAUIED TUMI mine ULH10 LUIILil IIIH11 VAN NUYS PROPERTY OlERS BENEFIT BY ANNEXATION TO THE CITf OF LOS ANGELES Total Bate Is on All Property ia Han Nuys-QHensmoutli Tract and Enclo Increase ID Valuation of Lighting District Due to Levy by County for Flood City Tax for Valley Tnls Year Headquarters Saturday evening. TEACHER' FOR HIGH SCHOOL Miss Elaine Anderson has been as- signed by the city Board of Education as a teacher in the Van Nuys High School. EMPLOYERS DISCUSS PUN TO REDUCE INJURIES ADVANCED RULES MAY BECOME PART OF STATE LAW Van Nuys Tax All Payable to County Tax City Tax General County Levy Salaries and General County Hgghway Bonds---------------- .04 Rood .007 High School General_____.....------ .145 Common -17 Special County (Outside municipalities) County Free Library---------------------- -02 Special School District (Los Angeles City) High Elementary Schools----------------------- -30 Kindergartens------------------------------ -06 Interest and Sinking Fund--------------- -12 Van Nuys Lighting Total Rate for-All Purposes----- 0.42 0.69 .44 Mrs. J. C. Lennox and daughter, Cathryn, lost two valuable suitcases, filled with wearing apparel, in Los An- gles last week, to two slick strangers. They uaii jutji. lotuiiibd Fiau- cisco, and were carrying the suitcases from the Southern Pacific station to the street car, when they were accost- ed by two well-dressed young men who volunteered io lift the cases on the car. The ladies graciously accepted the favor and entered the car, noting that the men had put down the cases in the rear. They had only gone a short dis- tance, however, when they observed that the men who had assisted them had gotten off the car, and investiga tion showed that the suitcases had gone with them. The police were no- tified and a search made, but the cases were not recovered. REPRESENTATIVE OF WATER DEPT. TO COLLECT RENTALS The water collections in the San Fernando Valley will be made monthly by a representative from the Los An- geles Water Department, according to information received Wednesday. This collector will make a house-to house canvass. It is possible that ar rangements will be made to have de- linquent payments made at the First National Bank of Van Nuys. Collections for August will be made the latter part of this week or early next week. TO BE MY FREE GREAT TRADING CONTEST INSTITUTED BY LOCAL GROCERy Otte Valuable Peison Hay Enter- Rules of Contest and Date of Conienee- ment to be talced Next A large crew men are now at work on the State Highway, between South Sherman Way and Chalk Hill, laying stone for the widening of ;he road. Two feet on either side will 3e, added, thus making ample room for the passing of cars along this pleas- ure drive. Industrial Accidents Reported to Commission in the Past Eight- een Months, With Temporary Injuries The 1915-16 tax rate for Van Nuys high school law at. the last session and all. the .property included in the the legislature, requiring all counties a K AD to levy a general tax on.the property of'the county sufficient to provide a fund-fioual to ner unit of average, 'purposes' and is 43 In the- high schools. This Van.Nuys-Owensinouth tract and the Enciho ranch will be This rata LOS ANGELES, Sept. the safeguarding of all fac- tory, shop and mill workers in Cali- fornia will become a part of the laws of the state If the tentative general safety orders prepared by the safety department of the .industrial accident lommission are approved. Representing the commission at the conference were Will J. French and Col. Harris Weinstock from.the north; H. H.. Kinney, Los Aiigeles, secretary; John R. Brownell, superintendent. of safety, and H. L. Boyd, safety engineer. The orders being considered are in the form finally approved at a-similar conference in San Francisco. As an incentive to advanced action on the safety orders, Commissioner French presented at the opening of the conference some recent statistics gathred by the commission. In the last eighteen months, he said, there had been reported to the commis sipn a total of industrial acci- dents in 'California, of which resulted in temporary Injuries to em- ployes, in permanent injuries, and S26 in fatal injuries. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1914, and ended June the com- mission's reports showed a total ol industrial accidents, of which 557 resulted in fatal injuries, 982 in permanent injuries, and tern porary injuries. As compensation for these injuries he commission's records show a to- al of was paid in the iscal year. Qf.th's sum, J959.59? was laid to injured and ;S1.59 paid for medical attention. Of the total number of temporary njuries reported, the records show hat were the result of acci [ents in manufacturing industries, 15, .96 in transportation, in construe .ion, in the extraction of min erals, in the trades, In ser ice, and in agriculture. Of the injuries resulting in death 118 were the result of collisions o cars and other vehicles, and 108 from falling rock or earth. Power-drivei machinery was responsible for 37fi o :he permanent injuries, falling object 'or 168, and 144 were due to the catch ing of feet or hands under object whine were being moved. to establishing an exhibit of Van Nuy products in the P. E. station. It wa pointed out that such an exhibit woul be of great benefit to the communit by setting forth to visitors what ca be grown here. This meeting of the ohamber shoiil be the forerunner of an active winte campaign. It is the hope of the dire f Fred Gillespie, janitor, who has had .hem in charge.--A beautiful lawn has >een developed; the trees and shrub- bery, by careful watering, have made remarkable growth; the courts and walks are all in fine shape. Mr. Gil- espie is deservedly proud of his work, and is anxious to have the citizens :ome and inspect it at the opening of school next Monday. IN CITRUS FRUITS MARKETED IN YEAR LOS ANGELES, Sept. marketed carloads of citrus fruits, worth more than in the fiscal year just closed, according to a report made by G. Harold Powell, general manager of the California Fruit Growers' exchange. While the crop -was larger this year than in the 1913-1914 season, gen- erally adverse conditions encountered throughout the country proved a set- back to the gorwers. To Improve mar- keting conditions and create a large) demand for California oranges am lemons, the exchange, which repre- sents 62 per cent of the growers o! the state, in the coming season wil wage a great advertising campaign to educate the consumers in the valui and various uses to which oranges and lemons may be put. TRICK ON REV. BAKER Since coming to the pastorate of the Van Nuys Baptist Church, Rev. F. Nelson Baker has become imbued with desire to combine poultry-raising with his other duties. He started.out ast week to purchasei a few pullets, but found none the local poultry- men willing to sell. He finally reached F. Heath, who said that he would see that he was supplied. Imagine the Reverend's surprise when, early Tuesday morning, a truck loaded with lumber, chicken wire and twelve choice Leghorn pullets arrived at his home, and several neighbors ap- peared on the scene to start the con- struction of a corral. No bill for the chickens, material or labor was ren- dered, nor would any compensation be accepted. So now Rev. Baker is well started in the poultry game. Those contributing to this agreeable surprise were Messrs. Heath, Holloway, Young Lindeman, Bliss, J. T. Coleman, Ren naker, J. M. Frazer and A. A. Kunert The sincere thanks of Rev. Baker are extended to these gentlemen for their kindness. tfnrntnrt Givpn Chief EntomolftaiRt of United States Department of Agriculture Is Will Be Redoubled SACRAMENTO, Sept. given by Dr. L. O. Howard, chief ento- mologist of the United States depart- ment of agriculture, that a more rigid Quarantine against Hawaiian horticul- tural products must be imposed to keep out the. much feared Mediterranean fly, has been heeded. While the federal and state quaran- tine' laws have been strictly enforced at all California ports for several years, it is understood that the is to be redoubled. It is possible also that the embargo hat has been placed on certain Ha- waiian fruits and plants may be ex- ended to others, with a view to keep- ng them out of this state altogether. The reason given for this vigilance the fact that the Mediterranean ruit fly, scientifically known as the Ceratitis Capitata, is the most feared of pests that threaten citrus fruits. Through the efforts of the federal and state governments and the Citrus 'rotective league, the dangerous fruit fly has been kept clear of California citrus groves. Every possible source of danger, and particularly exports :rom Hawaii, where the fly is known :o exist, have been watched with the ;reatest of care. The quarantine now in force abso- utely prohibits the importation of the losts of the Mediterranean fruit fly. As for plants or fruits that may be shipped from Hawaii, they are admit- ted only after being carelully inspect- ed. As a double guard against an in- vasion by the pest, horticultural ex- perts visit every ship that arrives in Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego from Hawaii and inspect even :he hand baggage of passengers. So far as is known, there have been no artificial means devised for combat ing the fly, once it gains a foothold in any territory. The fly itself works from the inside of the fruit, and products that may have every outward appearance of be- ing firm and good may have the inte- rior structure almost entirely de- stroyed. Being free of the flies and having the barriers up, California citrus fruit growers have little to fear, but, never- theless, will not relax their vigil to keep their groves free from the enemy. The University of California has sent notices out to the effect that cor- respondence courses will be given in the following lines: Apple, pear, peach, plum, cherry, wal- nut, almond, grape, date; cit- rus fruit and semi-tropical fruits. TTieid bean, corn, po- tato, wheat, oat, barley and rice culture. .Animal swille, Buetjp, uem, puiiito tiuu keeping. Other ground .ornamentation, home floriculture, rural lic health, canning and preserving, 'egetable gardening, child and adult nutrition, infant and invalid nutrition, ind care of the farm home. Full, in- ormatlon will be sent upon request o the Division of Agricultural Educa- ion, College of Agriculture, Berkeley, ial. REVEREH.Q LANE TO FILL PULPIT SUNDAY Rev. H. P. Lane will return to hii pulpil in the Presbyterian Church ncx Sunday for the first time since his re cent illness. He will preach at the morning service, but in the evening a special song service has been arranged by the young people. The lawn social and fesfival held iy the ladies of the Presbyterian Jhurch Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Kellogg, was a success in every way and i largely attended. The grounds vere attractively decorated with 'apanese lanterns and electric lights, and tables with floral centerpieces were spread on all parts of the awn. The Van Nuys Band furnished .he music for the occasion and ren- dered a delightful, program of operatic md popular airs. Many newcomers ,o our Valley were present and seemed o thoroughly enjoy their first glimpse of a typical Van Nuys gathering. The Aid Society netted about which will be applied to the building fund. The ladies wish to express their .hanks to Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg, the band, and all others who in any way assisted. MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY HOLDS PICNIC SEPT. 18 Fall reunion of the Michiganders will be held at Sycamore Grove, Satur day, Sept. 18th. The program will in elude music, oratory and good coffee thousands of Michigan folks from al over the southern part of the state wil bo there 1" greet you and to renew ol< acquaintanceship. Bring your dinner and stay as long as you wish. Coffee will be served free to all who buy a badge. Both the red and yellow cars will get you there. LAWN SOCIAL A PLEASANT EVENT MRS. FRANK MAYO PASSES FROM LIFE Mrs. Frank Mayo died Tuesday even-. ing, September 7th, at_her home on lastro avenue, near Eighth street. Mrs. Mayo had been ill for several years, suffering from pulmonary tuber- culosis. She was aged thirty-one years. One of the early settlers around Van Nuys, she was well known and had many friends who will mourn her death. The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church, at Thursday afternoon, and were in charge of the Van Nuys Furniture and Undertaking Company. Burial was made at the Hollywood Cemetery. Mrs.'Mayo is survived by her., hus- band. There were no children. INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT 'FORMED IN VAN NUYS An ordinance was adopted by the City Council Wednesday, creating an industrial district for Van Nuys. By this action- the large distributing sta- tion of the Standard Oil Company is assured. VIM TRUCK FOR THE HARRIS GROCERY ARRIVES A' new delivery truck has been pur-- chased for the Harris Grocery, to re- place the old Ford, which outlived its usefulness as a means delivery. The Vim is the name of the machine. It is made in Philadelphia. This makes the second track of this kind in use in the Valley.