Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 28, 1930 · Page 81
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 81

Oakland, California
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Sunday, September 28, 1930
Page 81
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SUNDAY JDa&anD Crf&tme SEPTEMBER 28, 1930 M- 3 APARTMENT TD CONTAIN 1,1! HEW FEATURES Graystone Has Latest Designs for Aid of , Occupants The Graystone apartments, now under construction at 288 Lenox avenue, are rapidly nearlngr com pletion, states Albert Kroll.. then builder. A description ot the build-In reads: "Situated In a section of Oakland's residential district that includes the homes of many of the elty's leading cltiiens, the Gray-stone commands a panoramic view of Lake Merritt, and the surrounding hills. Six stories in height, it will contain thirty-six apartments of two, three and four rooms, embodying every modern convenience. The rooms are unusually spacious with adequate closet space, and will include such conveniences as fall automatic Monarch electric ranees, genuine Frlgidaires, latest type wallbeds, etc. Built-in fixtures Of special design are being Installed in the kitchenette by the Concealo ixture company, and in order to Insure sufficient heat and hot water at all times, a Johnson on Burner, manufactured by the S. T. Johnson company of this city, has been Installed. A full automatio elevator of the latest apartment house type is being installed by the Bpencer Elevator company. Architecturally, the Graystone will take Its place with Oakland's finest apartment houses. It was designed by Willis Lowe, local architect." Albert Kroll, the builder, has Identified with local apartment house bulldjng ror several years and during that time haa constructed many of this city's modern and successful apartments. "The Graystone," he states, "will be ready tor occupancy about October 11." Bay Cities Score In Vital Records Four bay cities, Oakland, Ban Francisco, Berkeley and Alameda, held their places in the front ranks of the nation in the 1928 report of Infant mortality, released by the state department of health. Based on ratios of deaths per 1000 births for cities in its classifi cation, San Franelsco was third with 4; Oakland was first in the nation for cities in its category with 47; Berkeley was first in the 60,000 to 100,000 population class with SI, and Alameda was first in the 25,000 to 60,000 population division with 25. Extension Courses In New Building Oakland's adult education center, the new University of California Extension Division building now completed at 1710 Franklin street, has inaugurated a series of "open to the public" courses. The building, specifically designed by the university to serve the Eastbay In adult, education, replaces much smaller rented offices where classes formerly were held. Ten classrooms and a lobby and office are included in the two stories of the new structure. , In Oak Knoll Home A glimpse of the artistic and home-like interior of the latest home to be constructed at Oak Knoll. The residence was built by Alfred E. Peterson and ii located in the Fairway Estates section of Oak Knoll. 'MM p ft F 1 Growth of Natural Gas Use Told by Official By LEB H. NEWBEKT (pivlsloir. Manager,, rscific. Gas and Electrlo Company) Just a year ago a new phase of of the new fuel created a demand PRINTING INKS. .WASHINGTON, D. C. The Bureau of the Census anounces that, according to data collected in the Census of Manufactures taken in 19S0, the total shipments or deliveries of printing inks by manufacturers engaged primarily In the production of such inks in 1929 was valued at $0,J85,9iV."an increase of 16.7 per cent as compared with 114,617,898 reported for 1927, the last preceding census year. This Industry, as defined for cen-sus purposes, embraces establishments engaged wholly or principally in the manufacture of printers' inks of various colors, gold and bronze Ink, and lithographers' Inks. industrial development brgan in the San Francisco bay reglan with the ' advent of natural gas from K it tleman Hills, On August 16 1929, high press ure t ran errils-sion linesof the Pacific Oas and E 1 e o t r ic company c a r r i e d their first load of the fuel if" I ' : i I into this ' A - I J territory. j? Oakland f was the ; fir at bay ; J city to re- j C. ...... . ... ceive nam- M. ral gas, the new pipe line going into service here one day before it was turned on in San Franolsco. The first service from the new lines in these two cities was to the P. O. and E. steam electrlo generating plants, where natural gas was substituted for enormous quantities 'of Oil formerly burned. From these first Installations, the natural gas system was rapidly extended thronh the whole gas service network in the bay cities. By March of this year, most of the consumers ot this area were receiving natural gas. Since that time the exiting system has been widely extended to take care of industrial plants and residential centers where the advantages for gas service. Six months of experience with natural gas have fulfilled the high expectations of Northern California homes and industries. The new gas has proved more efficient In every way than the artificial gas it supplanted. 1( Is cleaner,' hotter, and more' economical than either the former gas supply or the other fuels for which It has been widely substituted. BILLS REDUCED Predictions ITiWt consumers bills would be materially reduced have been amply fulfilled. Because natural gas contains twice as many heat units as artificial gas, the amount required for a given operation is substantially less. Comparison of bills for various classes of service, commercial, industrial. and domestlo, shows that - bills have been running notably lower since the change-over to the new fuel InVthe spring, - Evidence of the satisfaction natural gas is creating is to be seen in the large number of new In stallatlons made during the past few months. Since natural gas has been available In Oakland sixty-six large industrial plants have made arrangements for us ing gas. An estimated oonsuirTp tlon of S. 724. 899 cublo feet an nually by these newly connected plants will displace approximately 700.000 barrels of oil and eumin ate large quantities of smoke In the Eastbay. In addition to offering substan tlal economies to established fac torles of the Eastbay, the avail ability of natural gas has proved a strongly persuasive force in draw ing new industries to this region. To other advantages such as low-priced factory sites, plentiful labor supply, and accessibility to rail and water transportation, the East- FLOWER SHOW S AID BUILDING E- 1 uru a d CQUmUY CLUB - - ( t J ' iffw,1 1 i 't Demonstrates ill Of iO: HMgf 1 Economy . li ii4t fiTriTr.-5-irrrrrrii I i Iirjllllllll Built by Alfred E. Peter ton n Ul llll Furnished by Anderton Interior Furnithingi HE new country club home, just opened in the Fairway Estates section of Oak Knoll, demonstrates the possibility of living in a fine residential section in the heart of the country club district with only a modest investment. Both the residence 'itself and the manner in which it is furnished show what careful planning and artistic selection can accomplish with a limited amount of money. , Open from 10 A. M. to 8 P. M. Daily and Sunday Easily reached via Golf Links Road (at Eighty-second Avenue and East Fourteenth Street), or Hopkins Street and Mountain Boulevard direct to Oak KnolL Follow th arrows. OAK KNOLL LAND CORPORATION 1450 Harrison Street ' Telephone LA UmUe 4008 J TRktt OFFICE: Oak Knoll and Mountain Bird's. Phone TR inidad 1368 40,000 Visit Spring Exhibit and 100,000 Expected At Next Display By GEORGE O. v ROEDING, JR. The residents of the Eastbay section-were fortunate this year in having had a succession of flower shows that were equal to any staged, in the United States. Many excellent small shows were held by specialists, among which the gladiolus show was an outstanding success. The main attractions, however, from the standpoint of the average-flower lover were the Spring Flower Show staged in the Earle C. Anthony building earlyin May and the California Flower Festival which was held in San Leandro on September 6-6-7. The Spring Flower Show had an attendance of over 40,000 during the three days it was open. It was such., a remarkable success that, when 4he 1931 show is held it will undoubtedly draw more than 100,000 garden lovers to enjoy its beauties. GARDEN SnOW. This Spring Show is essentially a garden show, practically every exhibit being arranged as a garden unit with the various units combined to give the impression ot one lovely terraced garden. The value ot such an exhibit cannot be overestimated. Here in one building were specimens of practically all the shrubs and trees that grow successfully in the Eastbay section. Here also were most of the spring flowering bulbs fend plants. The flower lover seeking something new or unusual for. his garden, found here a wealth of material from which to make his choice and he had th advantage of being ablejto obtain authentic first-hand information in regard to the ears of the plants in which he was. interested. One of the features of this show, for which the management should be commended, was the careful, uniform labeling of every plant. This labeling required a great deal of work but it made the show very helpful to those who wished to prepare lists of plants for future ref-erenc SAN IiEANDRO SHOW. The California Flower Festival at San Leandro was held In 6 large tents this year. This is the largest expanse of canvas ever erected in the' state of California for an exhibit of this kind. More than 125,-000 people attended this show. In 1929 the attendance was slightly over 40,000. This large increase In attendance Is proof that there Is a real Interest In these flower shows. This year one large teni was given over to nursery exhibits. These exhibits were in the form of gardens and because of the apace available they Were exceptionally complete In every detail. Hock and desert gardens, lily poois, opaniou patios, formal gardens and collections of native plants were shown in this tent. One tent was occupied by industrial exhibits. A large tent was filled with out flowers of many varieties. The werk of the professional florists in this tent was very interesting. Many new dahlia and riariinlus introductions are ex hibited at this show each year. A new and very worth while feature was the tent devoted to garden club axhlhlt. In passing through the show one noticed that a large percent- r of the visitors were busy witn note books jotting down names of plants for future rererence. exhibitors were kept busy answering inquiries on garden subjects. The nature of these questions dlsclosoa the fact that in this section we have an unusually largo percentage of well Informed amateur garaen It is understood that the Spring irinw.i Rhnw and the Flower Festival are to be annual events in the future. At San Leandro Flower Show A view of the artistic exhibit of the California nursery at the recent Flower show of San Leandro. The comprehensive exhibit was viewed by many thousands of visitors. v -'W i .-. CQUrJTRY GLUG HDISPUKi; - Considerable traffic Interest is reported In the las est of a series of model country club residences being built In tin Fairway Estates section ot Oak Knoll. The Oak Knoll Land corporation stages: "The present model hono demonstrates that an attractive, well-furnished, and artistically decorated home in keeping with the country club, atmosphere that is so characteristic of Oak Knoll does not call for a large investment. The policy of aiding home ownership, as inaugurated by the Oak Knoll Land corporation, makes a borne in Oak Knoll, in many cases, much soorner a reality than might otherwise be possibles The company is desirous of attracting to Oak Knoll the most, desirable type of home-owners, and is making every effort to accomplish this objective." The model home was built by Alfred E. Peterson and furnished by Anderson's interior furnishings. SALES 1 ' aw&J ' - bay has added a fuel supply which compares with the best in the world. USED IN INDUSTRY Among the nW-'plants which hsva haen established here during the last year making extensive use of natural gas are the new Shell Chitmlral nlant and the Haiel-At- 1ns Olass company factory. Other' large industries which have made large new gas Installations Include Bherwln-Wllliams company; Llbby, MoNelU and Llbby Westlnghouse Electrlo and Manufacturing Company, Frultvale station of the Southern Pacifio company, Holly Sugar company, Standard Sanitary Manufacturing company, Dalrigold Milk company, and a long list of other Important members of local Industrial communities. Domestic installations evidence a .Imllnr Increase in use of gas. New gas Installations In the lastDay tor heating ajone inciuae. to five hundred new gas furnaces, annroxlmately 1400 conversion hurners. transforming other types of fuel-burning equipment into gas heaters. Economy and efficiency have been responsible for the domestic popularity of natural gas as well as its industrial popularity. in addition to finding the new fuel clean and convenient, home owners have discovered that it. saves money and makes money. IN BUILDINGS Apartment houses are finding the same conveniences and economies in the use of gas heating equipment that have made It so popular in the home. Office hiillrilnra and hotels have adopted Igas widely for their boiler Installa tions. Call iaiit.iau of gas-heated buildings includes the Russ building. Hunter-Dunn building, and the Palace, St. Fran cis, and Whltcomb, hotels. Today natural gas service, which only six months ago was an inno vation, is relied upon as one of the basic facilities available to this region. In this short time the use of gas has been widely extended. and it is to be expected that the months to follow will see continued -and rapid expansion. One of the finest reatures or Northern California's gas supply is Its vast resource lor meeting whatever increase In demand may develop for many years. At Ket-tleman Hills fclone. the major source of natural gas for the Pacific Gas and Electric company system, the supply is great enough to produce 400,V00,O08 cubic (eet a day for 7S years. This capacity is approximately It times the av erage amount of manufactured gas distributed -dally during oy the P. G. and E.. which served about 98 per cent of all gas used in Northern and Central California. In addition to the Kettleman Hills field, which since its sensational discovery late in 1928 has provVa to be California's greatest RETAIL CHIEF NAMED Announcement is made by H. W. KIngsley, western territorial officer of SearS.Roebtiok On., of the ap- p ointment l Mmnml'TS of RUIr t i Nolan, district manager in the comb ined San Fran-ci s c o and Salt L a k e districts- o t the company, The will place Nolan in direct ch a r g e of all S e a r a' stores in North ern C a 1 lfornia, Nevada ana Utah, V o r t h e n a. t vetur S O 1 a n has OLAM HOtAH. , been district manager of the Southern California stores. He is well-known in Paolfio coast retail circles, having served in executive positions in several of the largest retail department stores In Northern California. Nolan said: "Soars, Roebuck are anticipating greater immediate development and prosperity in the central coast seo-tlon than in any other part of the wi,!.,. miutnm Anil T hA.V hften placed in thto-flrstrlct to prepare eur stores taWtor serve the needs of the communities we are located in, and asaSt in doing our share In the building progress ot this notion." Nolan's headquarters will be in San Francisco. . Potash and Borax Plant Expanding Construction of a new unit, a powerhouse and cottages for em ployees of the American Potash and Chemical corporation plant at Trnna. at a Cost of 4,BOO,000 is under way, Tha project, one of the largest In the history of the Mojava desert, will Increase by B0 per cent the plant's output, which is 40 per cent of the world's supply of borax and 20 per cent of the potash consumed in the United States. The property at.Trona, with the Callfornl4 giant plant, comprises one or Ban , r-..n n .Unn. wnatamt Inn imrrlAR. ai though perhaps slightest known. It la located on Searles Lake, about 60 miles from Death Valley. The present plant was so " constructed ami iinnlcned as to permit the building of another unit without interrupting its operation. The output averages 2500 tons of potash .v.rv tn riav and 1500 tons of borax, of which approximately XOO tons Isn-eflned. - The potash is used almost exclusively in the manufacture ot com-maftrlai fertilisers marketed throughout the United States. The production or Trona reaucea irom the mineralised water pumped from a deposit of chemicals, Is the oniv nntash produced in commer cial quantities in the United States. The borax is utilized in scores oi manufactures, including porcelain, iron and steel, and is marketed In the leading countries of the world, the American Potash and Chemical corporation maintaining a wide distributing organization. At Trona, the corporation maintains a village of 1000 population, Including the 700 employees of the plant and their families. A $2,800,000 sugar beet crop is nn Ita wav to bav area mills. It Is being harvested in- central California and the crop of $00,000 tons represents an enormous increase over that of 1929, which was 186.000 tons. nlied from Buttonwlllow fields in the southwestern part of the Ban Joaquin valley. ' From these two fields, the Pa cific Gas and Electrlo company has constructed an interconneoted natural gas system of approximately 800 miles ot hlgh-preseur transmission main, networking the Pacific Service territory of North ern and Central California. This main has a dally capacity of more than 200,000,000 cubic feet capacity, .and another in Oakland ot 8,000,000 cubic feet. The total Investment in this project to make natural gas available In this part of the state was $27,000,000. Two main lines lead north from the gas fields. The bay line leads vie panoche Pass through the Coast Ranee mountains to Milpltas where it branches, one. line con tinuing along the peninsula Into San Francisco, while the other goes op the east side or n ran- clsco bay through "Oakland to Richmond. The second line, known as the Valley Line, leads directly ud the west side of the San Joa quin valley, curving from Tracy to ward pitteburg and tnence arouna Sulsun and San Pablo Bays to Join the end ot the first pipe liner at Richmond. Branch lines shoot off from these mains to serve coastal territory and the Fresno district, and cross the Carqutnez straits to eervs Vallejo and Petaluma. An extension of the valley line goes into the Sacramsnfb Valley, and la pro jected aa far as Chico. Natural gas Is now available ss far north as C 0$ik tfOJP' Si We , family of health and happiness , Why go throiigh this Winter without wherTreal heat comfort is j ; ; f t so easily obtained at such oee tne Latest LOW good Cost? for .lifer f$$.i HUTIN3 fflMm) V equipment that is made for long years of efficient and clear! heating. Heat ly pushing a button or turning a valve that j Convenience, i Let your family remain kt home with this assurance of healthful warmth. To Insure CORRECT HEATING Consult a "Bonded Heating" Dealer He will show you the very latest ii modern C Heating' equipment and will explain .he , "BONDED HEATING" protects the buyer. You'll be xu. -prised how reasonable a modern Gas Heatinsf installatib.: is. in cost. Any o th following "Bonded Heating" concerns will gladly a. f o r -tentative to plan and estimate a correct gae heating eyetem for j.j t : '. obligation or annoying ealet methode. Ruud Heater Co 320 13th St CLencourt C7! . , fIla-eagr;ve C Areata . AUaa Heating and Ventilating Co.. .32nd and Louise. .LAkes'Jj 1 Ke-ip-co HeateY Co. 132 14th St ...HI ghjilj : Pacific Gat Appliance Co. . 19th & Market St. . . . .HI :. Superior Metal jProducta Co. . 44th & Market St. .PI edrr.cr t I Airport Sheet Metal Work . . 4333 East 14th St ..... . FR u'.tv : h Aladdin Heating Corporation. 5107 Broadway ....... .CL yr " : Dickion c Holbrook 210 Dwight Yay, Eerk..E2 1! ' FciraceDealers'Asscchticncf Urrl'icrnC1 HARRY O. LOTH"OP Tecrrfjry c-! - Builders'' Exchrrn-s " TV oll,;And gas field, gas is also sup- Koseville and Woodland,

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