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Van Nuys News And The Van Nuys Call, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1913, Van Nuys, California i For Htu I of Onr Town J and Valley THE VAN A PAPER For the PEOPLE AND THE VAN CALL VOLUME III VAN NUMBER 7 MORE ACTIVITY IN POULTRY BUSINESS NEW CHICKEN RANCHES START AROUND VAN Arrival of Gives Fresh Impetus to the Prospects Very Bright VAN BUSINESS BUILDINGS FILL UP Reports of new auditions to the ranks of the poultry men continue to come and the influence of the movement for a chicken colony in the Van district is being felt in ad- joining sections of the San Fernando For the San Fernando Press Johnson of owner of a ten-acre ranch one mile west of San has let the contract for the erection of a new house on the Mr. Johnson intends to establish a ern chicken As published in the News a short time William McGann a chicken ranch on his ten acres north of Van this Max who has a place on the boulevard west Van also plans to put in poultry this winter and is making his preparations The coming of D. W. Batchelor from Petaluma has given an impetus to poultry Mr. Batchelor is an expert in the real estate end of the business and a red-hot live wire as a business He will occupy quarters in the Tract Office at Van jointly with Lemay and work in conjunction with them He plans to erect a resilience on North Van acres as soon as sible and will make his home Work on O. B. Hubbell's home at North Van Acres is progressing satisfactorily and the walls are up and the contractors rushing their op- In this connection it may be re- marked that prospective chicken 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 from the start expensive losses through All he needs to do is to follow in- for Mr. places his years of ex- at the disposal of all en men in this absolutely without Another of the new ranches to be started here soon will be that of Mr. son of Oscar 0. Koeppel of As Mr. Koeppel motored over the boulevard through Marian that he became interested and purchased ten acres at Marian for the younger Mr. which he will put into a. conducted poultry and pigeon In this connection it may be re- marked that the Van men are not taking special interest in the coming poultry show in Los Angeles this The Van chicken ranches are primarily com- and commercial poultry does not cut much figure at the poultry But it is in the egg market Van will be heard from One of the significant indications of the growth of Van is found in the filling up of the vacant store Four of the vacant store rooms have been occupied within the last two another has been rented and several inquiries have been made for store rooms within tiie last few The double brick between C and D on Sherman Way belonging to tier has been leased by T. H. and his appears in this J. F. O'Donnell has rented the Miles building and opened a barber George C. Smith has opened a shoe and harness repair shop in the man building on West C and his appears this The Consolidated Lumber Company has decided to open an in Van and may later decide to put in a yard W. R. formerly with the Hammond Lumber will have and his wide acquaintance with Van people should insure the new com- pany doing its share of J. P. Tyler of Los Angeles has un- der consideration the establishing of a branch of his electrical goods store and a Mr. France of Los An- geles looked over the ground here with regard to starting a photograph Van is growing in a business way and prospects for a still more rapid growth are VAN HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS HONORED IN HOLLYWOOD HIGH Considering number of pupils Van full attending Hollywood High from this town is getting its share of Cecil Forbes is playing on the ball team and has just been elected class president of the Junior Miss Catherine Lennox has been elected president of the D. A. BEVIS WINS MATRIMONIAL RACE BEATS ANDREW AND JOHNSTON TO MISS BESSIE DELZELL OF AT LOS ANGELES TUESDAY TO START MOVING r i nf 17 1UA1 ORGAN COMPANY TO USE IMMENSE CAVALCADE OF HEAVY AUTO TRUCKS ON Will Have About Worth of Work to Start Out With in Their New Factory of Workmen and Mechanics Coming Moving the machinery and ment of the Johnston Organ and Pi- ano company into its new factory building will commence next and before thirty days the company will be operating in its new 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 and to that end it is able that one department will be moved at a Trucks and auto vans will be used for the and if plans suggested are carried will look like the old days of the almost forgotten These plans contemplate having all the vans loaded at once and then travel from Los Angeles to Van in with sides decorated with banners advertising Van and the ston Organ For weeks past the company's force in the city factory has been working until late at night finishing up orders now in in preparation for the The company is now laying off 25 per cent of its men for four or five to allow them to have a chance to visit Van and try to get As soon as one section gets back to work the next section is laid off. It is very that all of the men are not going to be able to secure houses as there are several times as many families as there are vacant places in the To accommodate those who will have to livs in the city or those who own their homes there desire to sell if possible before they the company will an aufu bus and Van night and for the time so that employes who must go back and forth to work will have the advantage of the 5-cent city This will not be a permanent The building was turned over to the company's representatives by ihe Engstrum the last The officials of the company have been out here several times this week looking over the and declare themselves highly especially with the big show which has acoustic properties possessed by no other similar room of which any of the organ people 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 and the third will be the engine 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 that next CHURCH NOTES Regular services Sunday at the Rev. T. A. Hull will preach .at 11 a. m. and p. in. Sunday school at 10 a. Epworth league meeting at p. m. You are cor- invited to all the prayer service day evening at led by the fo which nil ami friends of the church are asked to at- Bible study class at the church day evening at in charge of Mr. The study will be in Come and bring your When Dell Bevis bade William An- drew and Robert Johnston bon voyage on their recent departure for the east search of he jocularly re- marked that he might them to But it was said so casually that uc one who heard it took him But he kept his Last day evening he slipped out to Los met Miss Dessie of 111., at the depot at the next and they were quietly married by the Rev. White of Los An- geles at 11 Mr. Andrew will be married Presbyterian services next Sunday o'clock a. m. Morning o'clock a. m. C. E. prayer o'clock p.m. Evening service after C. 1C. Rev. Robert B. McCain will both morning and A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend these An offering for Homo Missions will taken Sunday November 2nd. row and Mr. Johnston will become a benedict It was no hasty Mr. Bevis had been acquainted with Miss Delzell for many long years in his home town of nnd a Mr. of Chicago and he had monopolized the company of zell for nearly two when he left for fornia to go into business and sie Delzell became Mrs. and to it left her ter decidedly That is not saying that Mr. Bevis was not homesick and the joint result was a series of letters that ed up in telegrams nnd a journey half across the continent by the young lady to become Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Bevis returned to Van Wednesday and took up their quarters in the Shinners where they gave a tion Thursday evening to their Tt was n that was ao corded them by the Van young but afterward the occasion be- came a very pleasant social Mr. Bevis has purchased lots 7, S and 17, in block 18. running through from Seventh to G between and Van and will build himself a nice residence next The bride was Miss ter of 11 r. and Mrs. George Delzell of 111., her father being a contractor of The brothers are ers to Van but in the brier time since they entered business they have made a large number of Mr. and Mrs. have been busy receiving congratulations since their home and The News joins in them a long and happy ried IMPRESSIONS OF A NON-RESIDENT INVESTOR When I first visited the able San Fernando valley and the city of Van I was indeed pleased beyond my power to This much I will after having visited all of the great valleys of all of the western mountain I be- lieve without a question of doubt that the possibilities of this great its close proximity to the NUMBER OF LOS ANGELES TIMES est growing the Los MANY AUCTION Quite a large number of Van people attended the auction at Zelzah Wednesday of the personal farm property of J. who has sold his lease and is about to remove to Sonoma The horses and mules brought only a fair lull some of the ments and other articles brought prices that were considered very according to those who attended I lie was to good remarked one of the was fixed up to look i hat was the secret of the high is sure to make it one of the richest spots earth for its And as a of this self and familj took advantage of what I think a great opportunity and bought a few acres on Sherman near your beautiful town of Van It is our purpose to hold this ment as a sort of nest I cannot refrain from saying that the efforts of the Suburban Homes Company in developing this great 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 ple have done and will continue to do you can't stop are also to have the Owens River I feel confident that your population will increase at a rate that will tonish the closest I have been getting your paper since last so that I could keep in touch with your 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 spirit that you are showing and putting forth from time to time tor the betterment of your people and Witli a perpetuation of this with all goes to make up your wonderful I bespeak for the citizens of section a growth the like of which has not boon seen in the great state of More could be said along these but why need a non-resident en- tor into a general discussion of the merits of the 1 am sure all of your people abundantly under- So. in view of all that you have in this favored together with what 1 observed when there last 1 am forced to the conclusion I. N. Oct. 7. 1913. forthcoming edition of the in- Midwinter Number of the Los Angeles Times to be issued January 1, 1914, promises to surpass all previous issues of this intensively and beautifully illustrated It will graphically describe and realistically picture the climatic charms and scenic grandeur of sun-kissed Southern and will be redolent of the fragrance and which here abound throughout the The achievements of the splendid men and women who are building an empire in the Southwest will be de- and the unprecedented and progress made by ern California in art and civic growth will be enlarged 1914 Midwinter Number of the Los Angeles comprising five magazine aggregating 160 will be out January 1, and it will contain more authentic and worthy information about exploit its marvelous resources to greater and describe more line or VAN BEATS FAST GLENDALE BALL TOSSERS Stung by the fact of two successive the Van went into the game with Glendale last redeem their and the amount of exhibited by the home players was The game was the best seen on the local grounds and ended by a score of 4 to 1 in favor of Van With Harry the second back in his old the local boys showed their spirit and confidence by a snappy preliminary and this spirit was kept up all through the After blanking the visitors in their half of the opening Van went right out after Capt. the first man picked out a nice one and lifted it over the head of the Glendale taking two stations on the Then he stole third on the next ball and when the ing overthrew third in an fort to catch the cap- tain scampered Apparently this cyclone style of at- tack took the heart out of the ing for failed tn for more than four while their twirler was touched up for three of which were gers by Clever and Smock scored in the fourth Arrellanes in the fifth and in the Glendale's single tally was made in the fifth by Gibson played a steady game at varied by a couple of successful stabs for wild throws that were Smock distinguished himself by a catch of a hard fly back of after a swift rush to reach it. The GREAT PROBLEM BEFORE VALLEY ANNEXATION OR A WATER DIS- TO BE DECIDED New Annexation Commission of City Issues of Best Legal Advice by Valley Committee a condition precedent to any outside territory securing the Owens River is an ultimatum laid down at a meeting of the new Annexation Commission of Los An- held Tuesday evening in the of Mayor This was the first meeting of the which is composed of Mayor Councilman E. R. George former entire team played splendid In J. F. O'Donnell Van is for- in securing an umpire who knows the is rate and exceptionally BENEFIT DANCE FOR FIRE BOYS NEW PIANO FACTORY BUILDING ORCHESTRA WILL FURNISH THE LADIES HAVE MENTS IN GOOD TIME SURE Plans for a benefit dance tor tne newly organized volunteer fire ment promise to result in a that will eclipse the ball given by the baseball club some months The new piano factory building has been and this afford accommodations for golden opportunities in every human endeavor than any other azine ever offered to the This comprehensive cial edition will be invaluable to every resident of this It will point the way to happiness and fortune to people in other sections of the country whose eyes are turned 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 which in will be the master uct of American Tlie price is 10 cents a ped for postpaid 15 MAKING LONG AUTO TRIP L. K. of who is now interested in the Van tract left Tuesday evening new auto to make the trip overland to Van the last few months Mr. Rankin has made many trips between the two using rail and so this will lie a new experience and give him a bettor chance to compare values with his Van Six houses were cut in on the new extension of the company on Kast C street last The bouses were those of Messrs. Orrell and The has long been needed on C and tills improvement is very welcome to residents of that As extension R. M. FATHER DIES IN MICHIGAN HOME e work on is completed th company will begin work on street extension and pu The plans have all boon j prepared and so that noth ing stands iu the wny of its speedy const Word was recently received by R. M. editor of the mouth of the death of his Henry C. at ills home in Hat tic at I lie ago of SO lacking a few Deceased was n retired business a and his death ends a life that had been exemplary and filled witli useful Mr. will have the sympathy of in his the The Masonic hall was un- comfortably crowded when the ball dance was but the crowd at the ball is expected to be Because of the fact that the com- pany was planning to move into the building at haste was but the members of the department have worked hard to give the sary publicity in the short time and guests are expected to be present from a number of the boring The ladies have taken charge of the and they guarantee at least from that so that the fire boys believe that they will realize a good sum to aid them in ting fire The department has already re- its first Secretary F. M. Keffer of the Chamber of Com- merce received a letter from John J. Shinners enclosing a check for for the and when ihe fire in recognition of the presented him with mentary tickets to the he handed them back with the don't want that Give me the other Thereupon he pulled out a and remarked he he would department had its first tice run Monday when this AT- BALL GAME SATURDAY Van and the Los Trust and Savings Bank teams will cross bats on the local diamond afternoon at and will be the for Van The tine game put up by our boys last Saturday should insure a large turn out of PHONES ARE CONNECTED WITH VAN Five telephones wore connected with Van Tho Mercantile tho Woods Lumber the Hammond Lumber ihe and Ben T. J Kast Sherman has also been put on the Van councilman Ralph Ora George Dunlop and J. A. Organization was effected by ing Councilman temporary chairman and C. E. Mayor Rose's as temporary After considering and discussing the various phases of the matter of annexing outside Monnette was responsible for action instructing Special Counsel Hewitt to draft a resolution declaring it to be the sentiment of the tion commission that annexation shall be u condition precedent to supply Owens River water to outside At a meeting of the commission held the important question of how much of the city's bonded in- should be borne by an- territory was In order to complete its work promptly the commission may decide to hold daily In face of this expressed sentiment for annexation on the part of the city petitions have been prepared and are being circulated in some parts 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 nf Mission Land Co. This latter petition is scheduled for a hearing next but may be postponed until a later It is the opinion of some of the most prominent attorneys of Los Angeles that the act under which the tion of the irrigation district is be- ing is and that to petition to be included in the district would only invite legal The petitions to unite with the San Fernando as were drawn as the result of action taken by the general water committee of the San Fernando at a ing several weeks At this ing a proposition to employ an ney to act for and advise the tee was so at present the committee is in the shape of a ship without a Van is ly interested in this great water It has presented so many phases that only the very legal advice can guide the property owners in tile method of securing the Owens River water for their There lias been complaint by many that the efforts to secure the water have dragged along and nothing lias In answer to 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 outlined its So far the a per inch per has been The action of the annexation as above practically decides that the icy of the city council will be believed that So. in view of these the general committee of the Van transfer team took the hose which is handling the down to the piano and the proceed as any wrong boys made n connection and had water move at this time would greatly re- playing in throe and one-half VISITS VALLEY FOR FIRST TIME IN TWENTY YEARS tard the one great that it. J. who lived in tlie San Fernando valley years visited Van last and got He tried to find some of the old ranches and other well-known but the changes were so great that he was baffled and could not get his lie has not boon in this end of the valley for twenty if they'd there would ever be paved boulevards and electric lights and telephones and towns like said Mr. waving his hand toward the business street of Van have sent Lyster was major domo for the ter K ranch people in the early days and also ran a thresher around the He knew Van and the for whom towns wore and remembers when that firm ranchers pastured 2fi.flflO sheep over the present site of Van Mr. lives in Long Beach now ami rides in an auto in- stead of riding a He bought Long Beach at an acre and sold for AH of securing the water for the Let the which is nosed mostly of select a com- petent attorney before circulating the petitions for an irrigation district and be by Ms whether such a district shall be formed or whether tho territory in tile valley wishing the water shall annex the The water is in the valley It was turned over the cascade at the lower San Fernando reservoir Wednesday in its full but en- ough to be used in The full volume will be turned on November when the great celebration will bo held at the water will soon be available and when it is once spread over the fertile acres of our it will blossom with such abundance that it will be one of the greatest integral factors in the growth and expansion of steam j whether as an irrigated suburb or as a part and parcel of that great ROBERT BIGGART INJURED While working on a ladder K. P. Biggart striking on a cement walk and breaking the bone in his Dr. Patten was called and dressed Ihe It will be eral weeks before Mr. Biggart will abio without the aid
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