Development of Claremont Pines Begins
DEVELBPMENT OF CLAHEMONT PINES BEGUN Paving Firm Starts Work Upon Streets, Which Are to Be Fully Completed. Claremont Pines was transformed yesterday trom an Idyllic 50-acre 50-acre 50-acre wooland to a busy scene of steam shovels, men and teams hewing the first rough outlines of winding driveways through the trees. Coincident with the start of ac tual development came an an- an- juncement from the Claremont fnes corporation, which will spend a quarter million dollars, iaccording to A. H. Braly, one or the members, carrying the street, utility and beautificatlon program through to early completion. Money for all Improvements has i been placed in escrow with the Metropolitan Trust company of Los Angeles," declared Braly, "and con tracts were tet SM) days ago. The Oakland Paving company has the contract for street improvements, tirst activity in our program of making Claremont Pines ready for actual home construction at an early date." . Claremont Pines, formerly the P. E. 'Bowles .estate, adjoining the Claremont Golf and Country club on I Broadway Terrace, was formally opened last Sunday.,- Sunday.,- During the past week many visitors have explored explored the grounds. ' - r The group ot financiers com prising the Claremont Pines corporation corporation represent a substantial background," said Braly. "In choosing choosing the York Company, Inc.. lor exclusive sales agents, we have real ized that the ultimate success of every great development " depends primarily upon the sales organization organization . : . ... "In conceiving Claremont Pines as a place of beautiful artd distinc tive environment, unsurpassed In the whole Sari' Francisco bay re- re- I gion, we have provided a unique homes section for discriminating people. "The Claremont Pines corporation will pay for all utility improvements I at Claremont Pines. The nature ot these improvements have already been made public by the York company company officials the rolledvcurbs, the fi alrparlvf studied contours, the artistic en semble of all that which fastidious home builders demand The members of the corporation are Charles B. Hopper, A. H. Braly, H. H. Braly and J. K. Pinkhm. They are well known in banking and real estate activities In southern southern California. I - The Bowles Home in Claremont Pines ' The former residence of P. E. Bowles, in the beautiful estate adjoining the Claremont Country club is the center about which the development of Claremont Pines revolves. This home, the scene of many social functions, has been adapted by the York Company Inc. for their main of fice for tract sales. Road machinery will start operations in CUremont Pines Monday" on a quarter million dollars of im I provements. The Offver Chilled Plow company .has just completed-negotiations completed-negotiations completed-negotiations for ... . . ' . i. - the lease of the property of the old Westgate Metal Products company company at Forty-seventh Forty-seventh Forty-seventh avenue and East Tenth street, Oakland, which comprises approximately 50,000 square feet of floor space. With the removal' of this company's company's Pacififl coast headquarters from San Francisco, where It has been In. operation for forty years, , , r-r r-r r-r Radio Tubes Must Past Test Now Even the "delicate process of test ing radio tubes before they leave the factory is no longer done by hand. The new tester Is a product product of the Ingenuity of an elec trical engineer who could determine mechanical details of the machine and arrange a wiring system for It that would give the ordinary mortal mortal a- a- headache. With it in operation,. operation,. 30,000- 30,000- tubes are tested in a day by two girls instead of 4000 the two formerly could test, by hand, and there are few error. The machine Carries a rotating wheel faced with a series of sockets. The two operators feed , the newly manufactured tubes into, the sockets as fast as their skillful hands will work as the wheel re-. re-. re-. volves. Each- Each- tube moves past el-" el-" el-" ectrical contacts connected with circuits, broken filaments, gasslness emission, high and low plate current current and -all -all of the other weak-' weak-' weak-' nesses that might exist. If a tube fails to pass the machine's unvarying unvarying test, a plunger forces It out ' or tne socket through an ejecting tube instead of delivering it o. k.