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Covina Argus (Newspaper) - January 24, 1930, Covina, California THE CO VINA AEG US ALLWAYS 11NIFQRM San Gabriel Valley Milling Company Caterers to Chickens Phone 25211 BUSINESS HE EXERCISED REMARKABLE INFLUENCE ON COVINA VALLEY PROGRESS By MATTHEWS Citizens of Covina city and valley Her death was a great blow who have resided here more than fifteen years remember no the marvelous display of roses each spring at the ranch planted out aad George whose death was recorded briefly in the Argus last The passing of this friend and coworker of other days came at a time when the newspaper could give but a mention of arid a more extended account was necessarily postponed until this Among Covina valley the life of George Griffiths merits ex tended as he left his niark for progress on many things having MISSION THEATRE LENDO FRIDAY and 232425 WARNER BAXTER in Romance of the Rio Grande Comedy News SUNDAY and 2627 NANCY CARROLL and JACK OAKIE in SWEETIE Comedy News TUESDAY and 2829 MARY PHILiiN in GIRL OVERBOARD Double Comedy Bill News to do with the city and The very stones bear bis one friend said last alluding to the fact that the sidewalks and some of the many of the buildings in Covina show the stamp of his name in the concrete that he much of it with his own George Griffiths was possessed of an unusual amount of coupled with real ability and imag For years engaged in dry farming of several thousand acres on the south of where Valencia Heights and West Covina are now flourishing Some of this time he was associated with his their opera tions were always on a very large They made a success of this method of judging from the scale of success of those and in Griffiths Brothers founded the grain mill in which is now the San Gabriel Valley Milling FKOM STALKS TO BISCUITS A feature that oldtimers will re and which is characteristic of George is the From Stalk to Biscuits story that went all over the United States in the At a time when the grain was George conceived the idea of reap ing a small quantity of bring ing it to his grinding it into flour and making biscuits in the shortest possible and this he achieved in fortyfive minutes from the time the growing grain was har vested until the hot biscuits were being served to his friends on the This story pleased the fancy of editors and it was to and he never was quite as active in local affairs after be His second not so well known to people in this proved to be a most and devoted and was his main standby during the long illness resulting from which end ed in his death Janu ary at 200 Trolley in Ven George had been incapacitated for several a trnly sad condi tion for a man who had been so active and ambitious all his It would be impossible to remeri ber and recount all of the activities of this remarkable man at this but it is enough to say that while George Griffiths was actively engag ed in business in Covina he was an outstanding a man consulted in all matters affecting and always willing and eager to put his shoulder to the A DAM Many remember his advocacy of the building of a dam in the Pud dingstone canyon near San Dimas where now the flood control dam and conservation reservoir of Los An geles county is With James Hodges and he put up several thousand dollars for pre liminary as Hodges said at the meeting of the old timers in the Womans clubhouse last Friday January the project would have been a success had they not been induced to include the bringing of water by tunnel from Cattle which made the scheme too large for local capital to swing As it has turned the county has built a dam on the exact point where the original survey was and the cost came within a few thousand dollars of the estimate made by the original LOVED FLOWERS With all his shrewd business abil George Griffiths was a lover of New Models in Majestic Radios oh Local Display Radios latest the Colotura which reproduces accurately every musical tone and inflection of the human is now being demonstrated by Harold local Majestic at 143 North Citrus The MOW Colotura which has been si named because of the colorful tone it ia a de velopment of the GrigsbyGrunow manufacturers of Majestic and is incorporated in all the 1930 Prosperity Two new models and a new cab inet in a third model have been add ed to the 1930 line of Majestic ra each equipped with the new A new low price model Be gins the which is known as Model Then comes the Model the and the Model 92 the A new model is the which is of English design in Ameri can walnut with matched butt walnut Side and top rail are of Australian The escut cheon plate is of old The next model in the line isthe De Luxe Then follows a combination radiophonograph without doors known as anc a second radiophonograph combina tion known as All sets have the new speaker Tone and performance is virtually equal in all the sets which come equipped with Majestic Al Majestic radios and radiophonograph combinations in 1930 will be equip ped completely with Majestic tubes which have been developed especiall to suit the radio frequency cireui used on Majestic Seeks Office of the something of a dream and devoted to When he planted out his orange ranch at the point where Ellen street turns to join the boulevard to Pu he bordered the entire ranch with rare rose and in a few The Covina a Worth It I years the magnifiieent in full flower about Easter week of each attracted thousands of visitors to the Pictures of this remarkable rose hedge were printed in many newspapers His ranch also was noted for many rare and erotic plants in Southern Pacific Cuts OneWay Fares East connection with this story the auto mobile figured George I the third automo TiileYbrot to and fhjs little car aided in cutting dawn the time in the stalk to AN EARLY BUILPEB George Griffiths built five of the largest and most pretentious houses in as well as many smaller and these include the present residences of Houser and Jacob He was always en thusiastic and able as a leader in all civic taking a leadership in chamber of commerce and to be counted on to be in the forefront in connection with road and flood control His charming first wife was beloved by everyone here in the and was a devoted church worker and social tne garden PKOGBESSIVE SPIRIT It is difficult to do more than to just touch upon the activities of this but his contemporaries will Frosts Store We Sell for Less Regular Special Price Price Rexall Russian Mineral 73c Papes 47c Woodbiirys New Complete 78c Stella Vitae Star of Life for 78c 79c 30c 29c Williams Jersey Cream lie Klenzo 37c Wildroot Bouquet 59c 79c Creme de Camella Face 19c Orphos Tooth 27c Klenzo Mouth 39c Aristocrat 5c Mennens Shaving Cream 50c 39c Vegetable 98c Woodburys Face Powder 50c 39c Hufflaiids Stomach Bitters Dewitts Syrup Figs with 43c Double Green Stamps Every Friday agree that he exercised a very mark ed influence for progress on the en tiro valley for more than twenty five George Griffiths was a good liberalhearted perhaps to a a leader by force of en thusiasm and and his death is lamented by all who knew him and loved Covina city and val ley enjoys a prosperity today that can be traced in a large measure to the public spirit of this outstanding Church Filled As Final Tribute i To L Covina Pioneer In effect February ist to March 2nd THESE drasticallyreduced fares good only in 1 Enjoy scenic at lowest the sensible way to when you want to save time and Suppose you are going to Regular oneway fire is Reduced fare is Saving on fare Additional saving of Pullman berth coft Total saving Southern Pacific offers service to more eaftern desti nations than any other And only Southern Pacific offers you a choice of Examples of the reduced oneway fares eaSt Des Iowa El Fl Kansas Little New NEW YORK CITY Oklahoma City San Similar reJuftiont to many other plttt Southern Pacific Agent Telephone 11441 business associates and a large number of people who had been closely identified with him in his church gathered at the Church of the Brethren Saturday January to pay final tribute to and beloved citizen of Covina city and who died Thursday January at the age of within a few days of seVentyone The funeral was conducted by George Chemberlen and Leland with appropriate music given by the choir members of the and tye was laid at rest in the family plot in Oakdale The church was filled to capacity to honor this man who had been so long a figure of quiet power in the com and who was recognized by all to be one of the most sincere and dependable citizens the valley had A remarkable tribute to his life and work was given by the and his many friends and relatives contributed a wealth of flowers as mute expression of their love and BORN IN MARYLAND John Luther son of George and Buann was born Janu ary near Mary Had he lived until the coming Monday he would have been seventy two years of In he left and moved to Reno While there he met and married on March Amanda To this union were born five Collen Rinda Motter and Mary Motter All of with their sur and were present to comfort and help in their fathers last His Lucile who has lived with bar grandparents for many and who was his nurse in his last mourns hia His his and his seven grand children wore all present at the fun a Motter is also survived by five Martha Line Mary Etta McGonigle and Liz zie Fahrney of Barbara Swain and Mollie Motter of EARLY PIONEER Motter was one of the valley having come to Covina with his family in On October he united the Church of the and has ever been an consecrated1 After his election to the office of deacon in he took even more interest in the affairs of the church and and was for many years the foreman of the deacon board of the Covina At the time of his he was president and superintendent of the Contract Water and also a member of the board of directors of the Covina Irrigating HARRY CHAMBEBLIN Senator Harry Chamberlin has formally and officially announced his candidacy for the Republican nom ination as lieutenant goverror of The former in a brief and clearly expressed state bases his candidacy entirely upon his record and experience of fourteen consecutive years as a mem ber of the California the last twelve years of which he serv ed as a member of the state ParentTeachers to Hold Benefit Party Azusa Banks Show Growth at Meeting With a large the an nual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Azusa and the Azusa Valley Savings Bank was held Tuesday morning of last wcck in the directors room of the president of the two both of which are show ing a steady presided at the the principal business of aside from reviewing the business of the two institutions tor ihe past was the election of oiuccrs and directors for the com ing All of the ofiicers of each bank were The December statement of the First National Bank showed total deposits of while the statement of the Azusa Valley Savings for the same date showed total deposits of At the meeting of the grammar school on a benefit card party was planned for February The will be held in the kindergarten room of the grammar The meeting was distinguished by a talk by Superin tendent of Schools Ben Miliikan on grading in the He stated the teachers are vorking among the ower grades for efficiency in Varney gave a talk on school thrift and Next Wednesday will be banking day at the grammar when each child is urged to bring some sum of money which when amounting to one will be banked for Another highlight of the meeting was the presentation to the organi zation of a wooden gavel by Miss Hazel Towner in behalf of the high the gavel having been made by members of the woodshop Music was furnished by the 4A and a play was presented by members of the Safety depicting tie dangers of playing in the Six Oclock Wedding for Couple RALPH and LES SSSU Citrus Covifla Phone 10011 DRUGSTORE Why Fret and Worry A good start in life and your brooding is over One week old Good Start Four weeks old Good Start Six weeks old Good Start Quantity prices on 100 per cent pullet count See us about Custom Brooding Better Than Weather is made to order for our Temperature and humidity is maintained at a healthful degree by steam The ventilat ing system provides fresh air every four Uniformity of weather is maintained by automatic devices of every Everything clean and The only Mammoth Battery Brooding System installed by the Buckeye Incubator in Southern Our plant te new and te Come and see jOUU GILRUTHS GOOD START CHIX GOOD START PULLETS CUSTOM BROODING 1922 Valley ROSEMEAD Phone 587SW Argus Want Ads Bring Immediate Results The marriage of Samuel Alden son of and Jones of and Miss Angie Margaret daughter of and Poush of Cypress ave occurred at the home of the bride Saturday evoning of last week at six Only the immediate families and closest friends were present for the performed by Crewdson of the Christian The ceremony was followed by a after which the couple loft for Long whera they will spend a few They will soon take up residence in where Jones was em Jones is employed in BETTER AND MORE DELICIOUS NEW VARIETIES OF FRUITS FRUITS YOU CANT BUY ON THE MARKET Grow your own and have something different NEW PEACHES exceedingly juicy rich spicy white flesh Ripe July yellow ripens with early but much better The most delicious yellow peach we have yet Delicious EARLY days earlier than that famous in San Fernando Yellow freestone late filling the gap between Lovell and Better than INDIAN BLOOD flesh TOSSETTI LATE larger and ten days later than SIMMS and new better than Orange Lemon cling or Tuscan SHAMROCK most delicious canned peaches ripens in late when you are back from vacation and the cooler weather makes canning more of a NEW PLTJMS blood plum like hut July BLACK NEWELLS pink flowers and lots of de licious purple fruit for eating or Pretty enough for the front UNCLE of October and Sweeter than Green NEW PRUNE only prime that will bear heavily and regularly in southern GET THESE AND MANY OTHER FANCY FRUIT Pioneer Nursery of Monrovia California Opposite Santa Fe Myrtle and Duarte Road Phone Main 421 ;