Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 26, 1908 · Page 26
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 26

Covina, California
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Saturday, December 26, 1908
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THE HIGHER REFINEMENT OF INTENSIVE CULTURISTS As the Orange Demands Treatment Due an Aristocrat, so Does It Become Surrounded by Aesthetic People. There is hardly such a thing as a "rural community" in the slate of Cali fornia. My the word "rural." the writei wishes to convey the populat impression which this v.ord has come to govern nisi icily and unsoph's!I- cater! simplicity. In the small cities and towns of Souiliein Calil'oini i espe cially, the delight 1 ; of UK- countiy l!f< are to lie lotind, enjoyable and tractive as any country district It world, but Die people who mak the population of Southern Cal farming and fruit dlstri/'is ai "rural" In the sense that ihisword ha:-: come lo convey. Cosmopolitan as th< population is In HH ensemble, it embraces a larger percentage of Ihe educated arid sophisticated than the vli lagc life of any country, for li cannot be otherwise, Inasmuch as intcnslv fruit culture and advanced farming i( far and utterly removed from the a pa Ihetlc and trustful methods of the a v erage tiller of the soil, Pioneer courage and aesthetic edii caiion do noi, by any means, alway; go hand In hand, but the man and wo man In any walk of life, who posses; the courage lo strike I heir lenls fron out a land which shows the corroHim of retrogression and lo take up th( trek to a country of greater promise have the foundation for lite building wealth levels education and advant- igcs of every nature, and when it l.« possible for a whole family lo spend i summer In Kiiroj e from the income of fifteen acre; of oringcs, it will he seen thai a high status of socle! y may he maintained. Farmers' Organization. In Ihe Covitir'i valley \H established a, club of orange growers and farmers, '.vhich deal:; exclusively with the business ol the soil. 'I'hc Karrnors' ("lub. as II Is ktiovsn, embraces nearly every rancher In (lie vicinliy of Covina, working for and with his intercuts The meetings are all held with thu Idea of disseminating Instruction to 'he tiller of Ihe soil, and Homo of Ihe most famous educators in Hie United Hlales have addressed IlH gatherings. The 01 gani/.al Ion IH a valuable one lo Ihe farmer, and for thin reason re- ceiveH Ihe hearty support of every Interested person in the valley. This present year Mr. li. I 1 '. Thorpe IH prosl- deni, a. man of broad ideas In fruit culture, and one possessing expert knowi- dgc in the trade of preparing orchards for Irrigation, his huslnesH being Proposed Episcopal Church (Holy Trinity). the progress of any community as man. Music and Art. The Amphion Society, composed of musical and artistic people, emliraces Ihc entire, valley in the vicinity of f'o- vina. The object of the society Is to promote education in iniislc rind Ihe ariH. One evening ouch month the club meets with some member, and the program IK usually r|iiilc elaborate HO that these affairs are looked forward lo by everyone, and have become essentially a part of Ihe social life. Talent in miiHic has Ihc balance strongly In favor of the Indies, but I here are a few rric.n in the. valloy who line aflinlH from an iiiHtriinio.nial outsidf: of C.'ovina had ever hoard of her. The. nlghls when she appears at the Amphion are Ihe banner (-vcnlnKH of tli(! ,v<;ar. liep iri[) to 10tiro|»e last . year cut. short, her visit lo her home in f'ovina, and a ^reat many pi ople were hot able, to hear her sin^Carnegie's Gift. The Andrew Carnegie public library was opened lo the public in December, Hin.'i, a handsome building of white concrete, fronting Covina's one hundred foot boult'vard. A public rece]:- lion was held on Ihe evening of its ( liening which was made a memor- -ib'e affair. The arehiiocture is a com- binalion of !he Romanesque and Colonial, with an interior finishing of oal\. On the main floor is a general reading room, with directors' room and office, and the librarian's desk- is sot in such a manner (hat the entire room may be under supervision at all times. There is a large room in (lie upper story which will be used for the shelving of books when (ho patronage has increased to that degree, but which is now used as storage for the tons of ni'JgaxlncH which acrMuiutlate from year to year. The basement also will be finished when it becomes necessary, for an extra reading room. On (ho main floor there is accommodation for 10,000 volumes. Over one hundred weekly and monthly periodicals are received arid placed at the disposal of the patrons. The library is open on week days from 12:30 to 9, and on Sundays from 2 to 0 p.m. Any person coming into the town for a long or short stay is welcome at. this home of literature, and will receive the same attention and privileges that a resident, or taxpayer may receive. Mayor IS. H. Lahee is president and personal supervisor of the library work, and Mrs. H. M. Faulder is librarian. The building is one of the many lasting memorials to the generosity of Andrew Carnegie, and perhaps no feature of the town's attractions is so universally enjoyed. Continued on seventh page Methodist Episcopal (First). of higher progression In their characters. And then again, the re ison why the I'nlled KlnlcH Is lo becnnie greater ihan any nation Is because of the amalgamation of all itues here. The humble peasant woman of sunny southern llaiy, possessing nothing visibly, save the mark of thousands of years of social and civic degradation, ((mien lo thin country and accepts the home life in conjunction with another Americanized foreigner. equally humble, "bowed with Ihe weight of centuries," and from this union often comes offspring which, under our splendid social and educational systems, are able lo sing, or play, or palnl, or assume leadership In stale, on a plain 1 equal with I hi 1 world's greal artists and statesmen. The process of elimination Is going on In Ihe far east of I'nllod Slates and Ihe middle west each day, when those who are llllest, decide upon a journey In search of a home beyond the Uockles. in the New Land of New Desire. This Is one of Ihe secrets of California's progress. thai of manufacturing cement pipe for Irrigation purposes, The (''armors' (!luh has also become extremely popular through Ihe many line entertainments it has afforded the ] enplc of Ihe community. Organized Women. The Woman's Club, as Ihe large organization of ladles is called, conducts a vllal program throughout the year tor the beiiermcnl of Hie city In general, socially, and even having considerable inlluence In civic mailers, but ostensibly existing for Ihe henelll of the ladles. The Woman's Club Is the largest factor in social life, and their j beautiful building, owned solely by Ihe I organl/al ion. Is titled with all ibe conveniences n!' a small ojera house. It Is here, In this building lhal the high class enlerlaltinienls are held by all organl/al Ions In the community. During the past year the club ha.-i in leresled Itself In beautifying the city. Prominent educators along these lines have heel) secured by the club from lime lo lime, to lecture on the suli- Tetra/inl, home, for Mrs. H. K beautiful or vocal ritandpoinl. lOllon Beach Yaw, the great soprano who now rivals looks upon Covina as her II is here that her sister Thorpe, resides, and the singer is always present once, while at home, ah the meeting's of Ihe Amphion society. Kllen Ueae.h Yaw is known in this community not. only for her wondrous voice, but. for her love of the home life, her sim- pllc.lty and rare persona.! charm, Ihe charm of the unaffected and unspoiled. I'cople drive for miles to hoar her concerts, but during her visit to her home, she remains the same simple girl that she used lo be when only a few people Carnegie Library. Church of Brethren. It (hi 1 homertet'ker, Sout briel in run.iug to ern California, to the San (la \allev, in Co\ina, is not i-mbm-d tin' ilcsiie lii grow broader ami r and better \viih new advant- hi fails We haxe a few such in w. Tlie\ :ne the denial slogai. the reimsped failures ii the in- ones on whose l:ps th "Hack K:-'.si," is heard, i V e shihbolel li (it I esl le as there is a dilferelic" bet v\ dilferetit labor of the cuitun mill ihe higher class of the slice manuiac lining industry, so there i.-, a decided gap between the nrdliiar.v farming nid i hat of intensive fruit cult ui e. t le growing of cilrils and deciduous liuil^ lor ihc eastern market. This has at Maded a class of families to the San C.ahricl valley that ir.aUes fur success in ibis industry, and a communii> -lu'Aing. out of this iudustis may sale ,.. hiMSI of a belter glade of inhabit ithis ihan localities where more euiii- imui products arc raised. Orange grow eis are ire r: ol some wealth This jcets of landscape gaiddiiir.; and the beautifying of public thoroughfares ami buildings, and the effect has been awaken interest among the towns lhal much is beiin 1 . dune u lo i lie cil v . Now he: e an i bis be c 11 r'ed i in d effect as in Soillh and this lad is being t lie ladies u! l h i.-. club ,111! h i f Nov ember. I lie Don't HaVe to Be Wealthy to Become Wealthy ladies began sighth thing which result u hen I he a crusade against tin ; wiihiu the city limits d in a "('lean I'p" da> tiiy untied din. in eluding ihe cilv otticials and dtv i.-iiii.-i. and a general cit.v cleaning vva< indulged in with much iolliiv, t'ullaweu b> ,1 big fid dinner in the Woman':, ctllhhuiihc. with etltd r.illimelH aliil uuinl lellovvship vviihuui .stint. The da 1 , was an euiillelills stlives.slul ul.e ill e\er> wav This crusade is only om of i lie inanv acihuies indulgeil in b> the ladies, showing that the woman lias as much in du with tlie • i * • • i We want to show you something. We are in a position to do it. When we convince you, then you get your California home, and we make one more friend. The George E. Gotfert Company Has Orange and Lemon Land for sale for $1,800 per acre or for $100 per acre. We have 2,700 Acres Of the finest orange land in California with plenty of water for irrigation. Hundreds of Eastern families are taking advantage of this new orange country. Good land is getting harder to buy every day. This land is in Porterville, in the center of California. It is selling rapidly for $100 per acre. Nort Here Is the Comparison Orange lands in Covina, where success has been prepared for you by the ability and toil of others, are worth from $1,000 to $2,000 per acre. From fifteen to twenty per cent, profit on your investment. Start at Porterville and build up a ranch like the Covina district, or buy one in Covina. That's your choice. • • • • A • Communicate with The George E. Covert Company COVINA, CALIFORNIA. $100,000 Worth of Property Sold in October by Our Firm.

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