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   Van Nuys News, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1920, Van Nuys, California                               THE VAN NUYS VAN NUYS. CALIFORNIA. FRIDAY. APRIL 9, 1920 EXPANSION BY NEWJANNERY VAN NUYS COMPANY BUYS SANTAANA_PLANT Moving Equipment to New Plant GiveavTon Capac- ity for Ready for Season Further expansion of the nSw plant of the Van Nuys Canning Company on East Bessemer street is now in prog ress as the result an important deal fanning Plant, of the Caiifomia To Delegates of the League South- west Convention enjoyed a trip through the Van Nuys section, Sunday afternoon, and were high in their praise of the town and community. The paily left the Trinity Audito- rium at in went irst to Mercury Aviation field, in Hol- ywood, where several made flights in the aeroplanes. They reached the val- ley about four o'clock, and were pi- loted over Sherman Way to Marian and hack over the State highway by G A HuUaker, who represented the Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce, and who had provided his large Packard car to haul a number of the delegates Among the party were: Governor and Mrs. Davis of Idaho, Attorney Gen eral Keyes of Colorado, Judge Otis J Baughn of Arizona, Judge Jayne of Arizona, Lyman Farwell, and many other officials of Utah, Colo- rado, Arizona and California. PROTECTION PLANS CTOJ. IN THE AIR M> JL JLJMJMI THREE METHODS PROPOSEDBK1TY ENGINEER ARE NOT FAVOREDJBK.OFOIRECTORS Request Filed For Additional Data on Old Plan of Diversion-Super- visors Order Construction of Dam in Will Help Solve Problem LAVIGNE-WEAVER WEDDING AT DU PLESSIS HOME tfce prinejpai ob. {o visitors cannng pan mato Growers' Association located at Santa Ana, and will move all of the machinery and equipment to Van Nuys to? use in its plant here. The build- ing at Santa Ana will be PoM- This addition to former plans of the company will give a capacity of hand- ling 50 tons of tomatoes daily, which will make it one of the largest tomato packing plants in Southern California. The transfer of the equipment IB now under way and is being installed 'as rapidly as possible. Mr Gammon, president of the com- pany, stated Wednesday that they ex- pected to have the plant ready for the fruit pack very' soon. He looks for the first apricots to come in about June 15 this year, which will be three weeks earlier than last year. The company has already contracted for a large amount of fruit and ex- pects to. run to capacity throughout the season. A dehydrating machine of the lates model will be installed to operate on number 2 apricots and peaches. OFFICERS FOR YEARJHOSEN BRHOllOWAY RE-ELECTED COFCPRESIDENT landing Committees George B. Jess Elected to Board Membership -Ap- proved Agreement The newly elected directors of the Chamber of Commerce met in the city hall Monday evening, and completed their organization for the coming WEDDING AT HOME OF MR. AND MRS. MARK SNYDER A simple house wedding of interes to Van Nuys people took place las Saturday morning at the home ot and Mrs. Marx Snyder, on North She man when their niece, Mis Esther C. Snyder, of Holly wa united in marriage to ilr. R. A. Walcr- hv th Three different methods of con- trolling the storm waters of the Pacoima, which have been presented to the city council by Engineer Grif- fin, were considered at the directors' meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Monday evening, and none of t..e plans met with approval. All of them were rejected upon a motion made by A E Streeter, and it was decided to investigate further the feasibility of a plan of diversion which hnrt once before been considered and for which a preliminary survey had been made by the city engineering department. The plans rejected were as follows: No plan contemplated the paving with concrete of Kester and Hazeltine avenues a distance of 7.2 miles, to a width of 40 feet, depressing the centers and providing curbs with a maximum height of 18 inches. Also an additional channel to carry a por- tion of the water into the Tejunga wash by an easterly course. The ob- ection to this plan was the excessive damaged by such a course were pres ent to protest against the plan, an- Emil Lavigue and Miss Elsie Weav- er, two popular young people well known in Van Nuys society, were united in marriage Saturday evening, April 3d, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E E 13u Plessis. Rev. V. M. Egas, D.D..' of the rnthoHt: rtn.fli, performed the ceremony. Only immediate members of top immediate families were present, the list of guests including Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Lavigne, parents of the groom; Mr and Mrs. Frederick Martin, Mr. and Mrs. G. Brady, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, relatives of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. Du Plessis. Mrs. Du Plessis is a sister of Mr. Lavigne The bride wore a charming blue taffeta dress with hat to match, and Florence Du Plessis, the little flower girl, wore white net over pink silk. The young couple are spending thei honeymoon at Catalina and on thei WOMANS CLUB ENTERTAINS RECIPROCITY DAY AN EN- JOVABIE EVENT rtany Visitors From Other a wedding present from the groom' _ jpf in the presence of the family and a few intimate friends. Following the cere- mony, a luncheon was served, after the bride and groom -left for Mt Lowe for a few days. They will leave Los Angeles, Wednesday, for Chicago, and will visit relatives in orga year Eleven of the fifteen directors were present. The officers chosen were: B R Holloway, president; William Andrew, vice-president; F. M. Keffer, secretary; L. E. Bliss, treasurer; Paul F Shepard, financial secretary. 'it was decided to do away with al standing committees and to have all matters in the future handled'by spe cial committees, where required. The agreement reported by the pres ident and secretary for the employ ment ot flood' control matters was approved. A resolution was adopted, creating one more membership on the board of di- rectors and George B. Jess, whose name was left off the membership list, through an error, when the ballots eCLlUll LU LLUB n." cost, which is estimated at ind would be prohibitive. No plan consists of aeqmr- ng a right of way 60 feet wide along he rear of the property lines between Kester and Saugus avenues and..ex- tending southerly from the bend in the Pacoima to the Los Angeles river, .and the construction of concrete hnec channel of sufficient capacity to carry the entire flow of the Pacoima. The cost is estimated at which was also considered prohibitive. No. No. 3 contemplated a channel through the highly developed Bungalow Homes tract extending from the intersection of Raymer street, and Kester avenue southeasterly to .the The estimated cost of this ent to proiesL honeymoon at uuu theii protest was sustained by the, etura wjn make tlleir temporal') directors. I home with Mr. and Mrs. Du Plessi It is the aim to have a report on untu they a home on a chmc the alternate plan as soon as possible acfg Qn Bast sberman Way which wa and A. D. Hiteheoek, who has beer, era- Q wedfl ployed by the Chamber to look auei the matter, will camp on the trail until it is thoroughly investigated and its feasibility determined. Good news in connection with the flood control problem was received Wednesday when it was announced that the supervisors of the county had definitely ordered the construction of the Hutchins dam in the Pacoima canyon and that work will be started as soon as possible. This decision of. the supervisors followed a trip on Tuesday by the board-over the course of the Pacoima channel and to the site of the proposed dam in the can- This dam will cost over of which is immediately avail- able in the county flood control dis- trict's fund. It will be 350 feet high and will impound 9000 acre feet of -i-jiiB dam will materially assist in reducing the crest in times of very heavy rainfairand will practically cut off all flow in the Pacoima during nor mat rains. In view of the large cost that wil be necessary to construct any diver sion channel for local protection, it has. been suggested by some that it miKht be possible to build additional dams in the canyon sufficient to catch enough of the water in flood time to remove practically all the menace to Ihetandi in the valley. Whether such considered by Five Program by Members-- Guests Welcomed by Mrs C. B. Barkla TALKS ON THE JAPQUESTION INTERESTING MEETING HELD BY AMERICAN LEGION Speakers From Los icanization Meeting Scheduled for June-Post Giving Van Nnys a Real Service Ccago, a Wisconsin, after which they will make their home in Wis., where the groom is in the employ of the Great Northern Railroad. The bride has been a frequent guest at the home of her uncle, and is known to many Van Nuys people, whose good will follow her to her new wishes home. MRS F. D. HUDSON HOSTESS AT CHARMING LUNCHEON Mrs F D Hudson entertained a num- bor of ladies at her home, on West Sherman Way, last Friday. The hos- tess had her beautifully deco- rated in iris, ferns and roses, and the afternoon passed merrily with games, dancing and guessing contests. Mrs. J S Martin, -who won first prize in the birthday guessing. A dainty lunch was served informally, and the varied fea- n of property ownta to ld DC ley. h than in the val- .1 were printed, was the unanimous se- lection to fill the place. Applications for the position of sala- ried secretary were considered and a selection was held over until some of the applicants could be personally in- terview. Mr. KefEer will serve until the selection is made. The matter of a crossing over the Pacific Electric tracks at the junction of Sherman Way and North Sherman Way was presented by George Beales, and a motion was passed, en- dorsing the petition filed by property owners some time ago, asking for this improvement. The crossing is neces- sary to allow traffic from North Sher- man Way to reach the south side of Sherman Way without detouring for about a half mile. Plans for organizing the community into a large and effective Chamber of Commerce to meet the needs were con- sidered, and it was decided to take this matter up in detail on Friday One of CaHfornia, most industries, bean growing, is being men- carried throughout the aced by the constantly increasing im- seasou untn the consumer is ready for The Japanese immigration problem which is engaging the attention o California people on account of the growing population of the Japanese in the state, was presented at an open meeting the Fernando Valley Post American Legion, held in Masonic hal1 on Wednesday evening. The speakers were George J. Bruns of Highland Park, who has made a exhaustive study of the question, an Albert Chappelle, of Los Angeles, foi merlr connected with the District A torney's office of the county as a sp ciali investigator.... .Both, Gulick Bill, now before Con- was attacked by both speakers, who claimed that it was fostered by men under the influence of Japanese propoganda and who had wrong con- ceptions of the actual menace facing this state and the nation. J P. Inglis, president of the local post, stated in introducing the speak- ers, that the meeting had been called to gain information on the subject. It was expected that there would be a large attendance of the farmers of the community, but only a few were pres- ent. portation of Oriental beans. S hould Sci veu UlUT-tSr up m tures of the entertainment provideo a j n 9thj whcn Ejgar p. very pleasant afternoon. Among those noted expert in this iinBi win present were: Mesdames Armstrong tn TOith tne directors presen WCJG. and Stewart, of Tropico; Mrs: Edward Walker, Fresno; Mrs. E. Woodruff, of Los Angeles; Mrs. Marguerite Bo- Tee of Hollywood; Mesdames Martin, Schilling, Wetstein, Crow Graham, West, Holloway, Young, Wolf, Wil- liams, Slike. Walker, Hansen, Cole, Manny, Dirkey. Attix. Phillips and Hudson. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. George Crowe and Mrs. Ann- be present to confer with the directors and to offer suggestions. A general invitation is extended to all citizens who may be interested to attend this meeting, which will be held in the branch city hall at 8 o'clock out and take part in this impor tant conference. strong. VAN NUYS WINS FROM VAN NUY5 SCORE 0F 7-2 The first ball game on the Tu-Tock- A-Nula Ranch diamond was played Sunday afternoon, and the Tu-Tocks were beaten by the Van Nuys team by a score of 7-2. _ Brown pitched for Van Nuys. A good-sized crowd saw the contest. The Tu-Tocks were resplendent in natty new uniforms, furnished by Mrs. H E. Whitley, proprietor of the ranch. Another game will be played next Sun- day between the same teams on the ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULED FOR VAN NUYS HIGH SCHOOL Local and outside talent will appear together in three interesting enter- tainments scheduled by the High School for the remainder of the school year The first will be given Friday night, April 16th, when the Junior class will stage a short comedy, "A Proposal Under and Dr. hey continue to arrive in the same volume as during the past three years, and no relief is given by Congress m ,he way of an adequate tariff, it may mean the practical annihilation of one of the largest and most important agri- cultural industries in California. The situation is becoming very acute, and, according to those who have made a study of the question, unless a tariff of at least 4 cents a pound is passed, we will see the passing of an Industry j which will mean the loss of millions of dollars annually, in addition to the abandonment of thousands of acres of land to less productive and less valu- able crops. The organized bean growers of Cali- fornia have presented to Congress an application for a tariff upon foreign- grown beans of 4 cents a pound. At the present time it is 25 cents a busliel. The committee, vrhicli went to Well- ington last October, offered m support of its request the following facts: During the past four years the cost of production of beans has more than doubled, and in California is in excess of 6% cents a pound, while in the Orient the average cost does not ex- ceed 2 cents a pound. The average normal production of beans in tne "United States is approximately tiuuauu uuni them, and is also the only important! food product which has been sold at prices materially lower than that of the previous two years, and the only one that has been sold below the cost of production. There are many reasons why Lalitor- nia as well as'other bean-producing states should have this protection. California has grown nearly one-half ot the beans produced in the United States; the crop has been second in ilue to only one other agricultural product in the prouc n to the state as high as of new wealth in one year. In many of our counties it is the most important crop and thousands of acres of the richest lands are unsuited to othei _ crops. The bean is the greatest aid in I Kronman gave adding fertility to the soil and proposal uiiuci Silas Evans will give his popular lec- ture, "Work, Play and Other Things. Members of the Woman's Club who heard Dr. Evans there a year ago will testify that he is a speaker of distinc- tion and charm, stimulating anu easy to listen to. The program will be com-, fpl.n and has brought BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR OUR LOCAL TAILOR party on "bTihat theEaster Sunday rttt the would cause great loss and harm to banks, merchants and business men generally and its effect would be felt in every channel of trade. The indus- ttry can be saved only through a pro- tective tariff sufficient to cover the dif- ference of the cost of production in America and Asia. Those who are in- terested in the general welfare of the United otaiea is LCIVDI.CU 000 bushels while that of the Orient is state and its industries should use about bushels. The field every means to acquaint their repre- about bushels, laborer of Asia receives less than rthday of her husband, Mr ......_-_an, at their home on East Gilmore street. The guests were relatives and close friends of the family and included Mr. and Mrs. Herbert F. Platt and son George H. Platt, Mrs. Brady and daughter Frances of Santa Ana, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. H. Bergman and two children of Los Angeles. Mr. Kronman appreciated the pleas- ant surprise and the many handsome gifts he received Thirty clubs of the Los Angeles Federation of Woman's Clubs were represented at the delightful Reci- procity Day meeting of the Van Nuys Club given Wednesday afternoon, March 31st, and in the entertainment of the many guests, the local club once more did itself proud. The address of welcome was given by Mrs. C. B. Barkla, president of the Van Nuys Club, and the spirit of the occasion was well summed up closing quotation which fitted in nicely with the exceptional beauty of this ;casan, as shown by the rich oolnrin? f the' wild flowers and the warmth nd the cheer of the day: To give of your joy like a sacred cup, hat the hearts around us may be brimmed up; .nd to hold to the struggling, wherere we stand 'he comfort and strength of a helping hand." The chairman of program being m- apacitated, the program for the after- noon was graciously and efficiently >rovided by Mrs. G. H. Wetzstein, hairman of the music section. After chorus singing of "America he following numbers were heartily enjoyed as attested by the rousing encores: _j Piano Wetzstein and Mrs. Lusk. Georgia Limoges. of Music Section. Interpretive Dor- othy Brown and Leona Christensen. Piano Wetzstein and Mrs. Lusk. Mrs Exley, the charming district president, extended greetings from, the district. A social hour followed when de- licious home-made cakes, salad and coffee were served. Among the guests were Mr. Thomp- son of" Canada, a. brother of Ernest S'e'tdn" Thompson, and his-charming wite, wno were vismmfc mcuuo.." Many happy memories which follow so naturally when such groups with mutual aims and interests meet, were: carried away by the departing guests. At the meeting next Wednesday afternoon the club will have as its speaker, Frank G. Tyrrell, who will de- liver an address on "Mutual nterests. of Capital and Labor." Mr Tyrrell, who is a well known lecturer and orator, will appear under the auspices of the Commercial Fed- oration of California, an organization, which is promoting a better under- standing of American citizenship and harmonious relation between em- ployer and employees. The men of the Van Nuys community are invited o attend this meeting, which will be held at in the afternoon. OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON WATER LINE EXTENSIONS Relative to the recent advance in the charge to be made by the Public ervice Commission for water line er- tensions, the following excerpt from the official ordinance is given for the benefit of our readers: "Extensions not exceeding 200 feet of water main will be made to serve applicants with water for permanent improvement in said districts; fof ex- tensions in excess of 200 feet a deposit of per lineal foot will be re- quired, returnable at the same rate whenever a water supply is furnished to additional permanent consumers fronting on the same extension of water main; provided, however, that no return shall be muue in excess 200 feet for each additional consumer. It was announced by Mr. Inglis that the next meeting of the Post would be a n the nature of a business, meeting pioyer and employees. The mea ot .inmminiltV flTfi and smoker, and that another open meeting would be arranged for June, when the subject of Americanization would be presented to the Van Nuys people by a very prominent speaker. The policy which has been adopted by the local post in planning these educational meetings is highly praise- worthy and beneficial, and the boys should receive encouragement by the large attendance of our people. The post is in a flourishing condition, and is growing in influence by its demon- strated intention of being an organiza- tion of service. BIQ Registrations for the May primary closed Saturday, and there was a regu- lar rush at the offices of the local reg- istrars, Mrs. Lisle Morehous and R.. W Huntley. Both worked all day, and. _ .1. sentatives in Washington of the impor- laborer Ol Asia leuenes cents a day against ?4.00 a day in this tance of the subject and bring every wintry. i to bear ln demandms the pa3" -It is stated that the Oriental pro- 3age ot an adequate tariff. imitation of nearly every-------- to listen 10. pleted with organ numbers. The dates of the other two entertainments are ranch grounds. Mana-er Leslie Taylor, of the Van jiay 14th and June 4th. Nuys team, has about completed the work on the Organ Factory grounds, and will have them in fine condition for the opening game there one weeK from Sunday. Brown and Gearhart, the old reliables, will be the Van Nuys batters' this season, and a strong team will be gathered to back them up. BUSINESS LICENSES FOR SECOND QUARTER ARE DUE can in thig the Kotenashi bean being identical with the Small White, which ronFti- itutes 42 percent of this country's pro- Chapter A. -V I auction. The Kotenashi bean was sold j funy entcrtainc( 3 BOOK REVIEW AT P. E. O. MEETING WEDNESDAY fts he received. I W. Huntley. Both worKeu an uuy, auu All present had a most enjoyable Mr. Huntley stayed on the job till 10 time and in leaving the guests wished j p. m., in the evening. Mr. Kronman many more happy birth- Over 300 people in the Van Nuya days. 'precincts were registered during the --------------------jday, bringing the total registrations HENRY BOULANGER MARRIES i close to 1000. LOS ANGELES GIRLi IVAN NUYS LIBRARY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED Henry Boulanger, a veteran of tho, in France, and who served witli; distinction in the A. E. F., and Miss i Mrs. A. M. Van De Carr has resigned Marie Kins, of Los Angeles, were mar-; as custodian of the Van Nuys branch FREE LECTURE, DANCE I  to   

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