Covina Argus from Covina, California on May 8, 1909 · Page 1
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Covina, California
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Saturday, May 8, 1909
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s k F. H.FABRICK HARDWARE - H. FABRICK-PLUMBING LEADING NEWSI3UP VOL. 3T COVINA, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1909. PROFESSIONAL CARDS PR. STEVENS OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Phone 298—Argus Block Dr. Olinda K. Stevens Tuesdays and Fridays . J. C. GOODEU* OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Office, First National Bank Bldg. Hours 9 to 4. Phones: Res. 250. Office 175. & JENNINGS, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS J. D. R«BD 0. D. JBNNINGS 8-10 a m 10-12 m 2-4 p m, 7-8 p m ' 4-6 p m Offices in Reed blk., Phone 40. Residence of Dr. Reed E. Badillo st. Phone 48; Residence of Dr. Jennings on Reynolds addition, E. Badillo St. Phone 299. COVINA, CAL. p, J. CLJNE, —DENTIST— Office hours: 8:30 to 12, 1 to 4. Home Phone 47 Office: Bank Blk., - Covina, Cal. DR. W. W. SCHIFFMAN DENTIST Ov$r Argti*Office ^<8feifi<»ii Covina, Cal. [.^^'"tf*** v^«;;f^f FIRST OF MAY A GREAT DAY OF BUSINESS AND FESTIVITY Thousands Out to Witness All-Day Program of Sports. Track Events, Tennis and Ball Games all Good. Trading Brisk. A May-Day festival such as has gladdened the hearts of many a girl and boy In the far eastern states and In the olden countries across the water, was held in Covina on the first of May with the streets thronged with people throughout the day. It was the most enjoyable festival the town has ever participated in, not excepting the big barbecue when the Pacific Electric car line came in, for this affair was made up of home people and from our neighbors in the surrounding villages. It took upon itself the nature of a general spring reunion. Sports followed each other rapidly from ten in the morning until the sun disappeared behind the wall of the Sierra Madre mountains. The affair attracted some of the best amateur athletes of the colleges of Southern California, and the prizes, generously contributed by merchants of 'Covina, were eagerly striven for. The day was also given over to shopping, each merchant in town offering bargains for the. day. Many Notary Pulic Phone 1039 Reed Block Covina, Cal. QEO. L. SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW Offices 325-333-335 Wilcox Building, Telephone, Hotne 425 LOS ANGELES, CAL. **##*###*##******* « « * * m * * # * * * * * * * WE CAN FIND YOU A BUYER For Orange Groves Alfalfa Lands or City Property List your property with us. * # * * * * * * * # * * J Covina Realty Co. % ######*###*#***#** COVINA Shoe Repairing (o. FINE SHOE REPAIRING REASONABLE PRICES Citrus Avenue JEROME REYNOLDS REAL ESTATE Orange Groves, City Property Walnut and Alfalfa Ranches CALI, AND r.IST YOL'K f KOPKKTY Office v.ith A. M. Pence, Reed Blk. CO VINA. CAL. ^ Crowned Queen o*'^fie IWay, Miss Hazel Houser, Covina's most popular and most beautiful school girl, reigned supreme over the festivities of the occasion, attended by her fair maids of honor. That It is a most signal honor for this girl to have been chosen from out of the beauty of the San Gabriel valley girls is evident to anyone who has looked upon the fresh loveliness of the "girls of the golden groves." The contest for May Queen was sharply fought in the spirit of jolly rivalry, was not until the votes were all counted on Friday night that the result showed the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Ifouser to have been the choice of the children and the people. It proved to be a fitting choice. Queen Hazel sat In a bower of flowers and vari-colored streamers beneath the California peppers at the school campus, while the charming sprites of the May danced the pretty invitation to the fairies about the whirling May pole. This observance, as old aa the earliest, civilization of the Saxons, deemed preeminently in keeping with the wealth of fruits and flowers that flood the valley at this time of the yoar. To the teachers who assiduously worked to make this portion of the program the splendid feature it became, belongs the credit. Mrs. Gilmoro, physical and elocutionary instructor, drilled the fairies, assisted by MJBH Wld- ney and Miss Doylo. True to the old custom, the nearest ones in the contest for supremacy of quoon on that day, becanif! .Misw Hazel's maids of honor. Theat; wen> tlu- MIHBOH Minnie Sisson, Julia Hashor, Marian Warren, Marie Aiulr;rson, and Ruth AHr-hmi- t>renner, dressed in the fantastically beautiful gaib that cliaractori/.os the festival of the coining Hpringtlmo. The little ones who performed I lie intricate maze about the May pole were: Lucille King, Mary f.'onley, Margaret Matthews, ilekui Hood, Hutii Doughty, Paul Lewis, Henry Hepner, Adria .Veil, Norman Devol, Oien Buz/aril, Klise Kerckhoff. Elsie Aaher, 1'hyMla Brunjes, Emogene Arthur, Kmily McKee. Wesley Leightori, Charley Morris, Onyx Suavely, Howard Wilson, Fred Goldsberry. All the little oneH of- the schools are looking forward already to a repetition of the festival the coming year, and the townspeople also desire tliar. it be made a feature em h year, which wui undoubtedly be done. The May Day festivals in Covina bid fair to become famous in the ' valley. Much of the success of the May-Divy event is due to the enthusiastic work of the teachers in the public schools. Professors Collins, Leebrick and Hursey worked untiringly. The spontaneity with which the townspeople responded is evidenced in the subscriptions for the two class cups given for tennis and the 220 yard relay race. Special credit is due City Marshal Mehnert for the splendid manner in which he handled the good-natured crowds which thronged the streets throughout the day. CELEBRATE THE FOURTH. Success in the arrangement of the festival has stirred the townspeople to further endeavor. Fourth o' July comes this year on a Sunday. It will be celebrated in Covina on Saturday, the third, when one of the most elaborate programs obtainable will be assembled for the people. Major C. F.<Clapp of the Covina Cantons has already made arrangements for a grand drill of the Cantons of Southern California, , Major Clapp' states that big. parade of 'apng Pasadena, Pomona, Covina and possibly San Diego. This will make a splendid showing. It is practically the same alignment which was seen at Long Beach at the nintieth anniversary of the order of Oddfellows. Besides this event the Fourth O' July committee will arnange a big list of sports, music, dinner and speech making by the best orators to be obtained in the state. Promptly at JO o'clock the lengthy program of events was started off. The first was the sack race, and after considerable preparation and joking, a good string of entries lined up at the barrier. The Argus editor was a hot favorite, and would undoubtedly have won had he been able to have lit oftener. Bob Phllleo of the high school bagged first place however; Grant Chapman bounding In a good second. The grammar school boys came next and were prepared to put up good exhibitions in the sprinting events. The 100 yard dash was* nip and tuck for the first fifty, but In the last half Earl Coolnuin precised ahead, taking first place handily from Georgo Daniels. Lewis Hodges wan third. In the HO yard distance Hank-lB jjresB- ed the advantage of Ills quick get away .uid won from Coolmun by a scant margin. While tlieiift performances were in progrosH a bevy of young girls were 1 circling the outnUlrtH of the crowd IdreHsetl in athletic aiUre. Wbfii the starter called for tie entries in the irnunuiar school gii'ln' fifty yanln, u full score of young "Dianas" prepared to do their be.-it to win a bat or H box of candy. Hilda Andcrrion of Co- viua and Ada Cluu>;rbuck of Charter Oak were the loadi;ig opponents, the latter finishing ahead. In the h!i<li school dash Cor girls, Ksther Kcoflf-.ld was easily the winner. Her nearest competitor, Murlul Hlierwood, WUH di»- tanced by yards. The 100 yard dash, free for all, was the prize attraction of the forenoon. .Jackson, the speedy rolored boy from Azuna, was entered, and figured to put any local talent out of bu»ineHH. The excitement, however, was too strong for some of the old war horsf-H. and a few of them lined up on lite mar' L. Martin of the l.'niverslty of Sou ?rn California was the only oth« man of proved ability. J;i< k- son >t away like lightning at the '•rack of the gun, and had Martin a good five yard* in the flrnt tjuarter. The C. 8. C. boy barely had his stride ut the fifty, arid at. forty feet from the Tape Jackson was ahead; the crowd was yelling frantically to the white man to come through, and that is what happened, for Martin passed like a flash, taking the string three yards to tlio good. The brand jump for grammar school boys, and the girls' long distance baseball throw were the two remaining, features of the forenoon. Earl Coolman made a splendid leap of 18 feet, 8 inches in the former oven, a good distance in n grammar school contest. But the way In which some of the young ladies whizzed the, baseball down Citrus avenue made the crowd stand back to a respectful distimce, after just one trial. Edith Hull and Grace Butler of the high school handled the leather apliero In big league style. The former won the event, at 143 feet, 8 inches; but five inches better than the best mark of Miss Butler. Ada Clutterbuck of Charter Oak was third. This completed the morning series and a great part of the crowd waited in line at the Snudgrass building to enjoy some of the good things to eat, that the high school girls had prepared. The afternoon was the strenuous portion of the day. Things were shoving all forenoon, but the galay of performances slated to come off l>etwoen 1 o'clock and l>:30 was simply astounding. There was a grand tug o' war, and a high jump. Then the crowd .moved to the school grounds for the May-pole dance. Tennis was go- Ing on at the high school court; while Joe Amon was pitching himself |p,;,f£l<i«,4n ft great .'taorjiestiae poutest, jviore Jumps and races followed, and at last the grand finale, the 880 yard relay race for the beautiful silver trophy cup. Tug o' War. There were two teams In the big strength contest, the Mclnt.urff'H and the Layman's. In the first pull the first named team won; Layman's team proved stronger in the second, but. the deciding trial came with a big "yo heave" to the Mcluturff'H. The winners gorged themselves on big bananas, while the vanquished consoled themselves with a box of General Arthurs. Before the crowd went to thn ball game Sam Allison and Howard Doug- ins were pitted against each other In the high Jump, the latter winning at f> feet, si Inches. Their from 2 o'clock to 4 Queen Hazel held sway In her rose bower, and her little subjects tripped the pretty May dance. Over on the diamond the nioHt. exciting bnsebiill game played HO far In the high school league series, took place. Downey, with a Ht.nilght record of clean victories, put up a cumppy practice, and seemed confident of winning, but. everyone had caught the "big Idea" and the way the boyn got In anil played to win for Covina WUH good to sec. When the Dual score of ', \.t> ,'i was liuim up the delighted crowd naturally moved back to Citrus avenue HO as to lie mire not to inistt any of the big events. The broad lump wan the first contest. Howard Douglas t(,olc this at !'.» feet, \ Incline). Ham AlllHon wan second. The three,legged race went to the Hiniilles' boys In it, I toy Klstler and Walter llcpner, coming out ahead, while many of the other teams lay fallen alonn the route, The high Hciiool 100 yanla brought out a big list of entries on account of the beautiful prized offered. The start wan perfect and the held was well bunched at half way, but a few yards from the finish, Kleins pulled ahead, and took the tape from Allison in I) seconds. Relay Race. The big silver trophy cup was carried from Wolfarth'H jewelry store, tied with high school red and white, and WUH held in readiness for the beat, quartet of sprinters In the high school. Heed, '<>'•>; Hell, 'I!*; Cheinberlen, 'II; and (ioodell, '12, lined up on Hie start. The Mist start was bad, necen Hatli-g another trial. This ti;u<: they all got away in line whape and raced down the avenue to where each man had uii anxious team-mate anxiously (Continu'-d to last page; The Beech-Nut Line. appeals to every thoughtful housekeeper. 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