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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 1935 SAN JOSE BOOSTS WILLOW GLENN ANNEXATION ENGAGED Need for Sewagi; SyMenis anil Other Benefits Cited liy Proponents of .Movement SAN JOSE, March 9.—A strong movement to annex the City of Willow Glen and the unincorporated Burbank district, both adjoining t San Jose and having a total popu-! Nation of 10,000 persons, was under ' •way here today, depending largely i on whether Congress passes the: Federal work relief bill for $4,800,-1 000,000. ' Both Willow Glen and Burbank district are without their own sewer systems, and the use of septic tanks In the rapidly growing communities is becoming an acute health problem. Officials of San Jose and "Willow Glen and representative citizens of the Rnrbank district have conferred several times recently, and have agreed that if the work relief bill passes, both suburbs should come into San Jose to avai themselves of sewer facilities whicl would be available. New sewci systems, connecting with San Jose's outfall sewer empting into the bay could be constructed at a minimum ot expense under the proposed work relief bill. Conferring on the matter are Mayor William Puterbaugh of Willow Glen, City Manager C. B. Goodwin of San Jose, City Engineer W L Popp of San Jose, and a committee of Burbank district residents headed by F. K. T,orcnz. \Development p ji [Meeting Set |]| ft Contra G'M;i Sujipr\i>nrs lo Di.-rtJ." Prnhlfinp of Work THE TKUTH ABOUT EP.OSION I Gordon Valley Project and Suit Aro Disr.iifsnd at Alcetin" Held at [''airfield Rhubarb Crop Harvest Near • WAYWARD. March 0. — With prospects better than they have been for several years, rhubarb growers of Southern Alarnccla •. County today wore preparing for - the start of harvest operations. Delayed somewhat by inclement weather, shipments arc expected to get under way within the next week, and brokers anticipate mov- - Ing about 300 carloads from the dis- . tricl. Length of the season will be •; directly dependent on the condition of the Eastern markets, with har- •• vesting continuing as long ns the demand assures favorable prices. Though slightly later than in thn ••• past, the crop is expected to be heavy and should yield a fair return, according to .1. J. Smith, prcs- . ident of the Central California Illni- . . barb Growers' Association, which " comprises about 1)0 growers having .. approximately 950 acres planted to the crop. The total rhubarb acreage for the district is estimated at 1600 acres. No labor shortage is anticipated. Smith said, in view of the fact that ' rhubarb is the only crop being k handled at this time. Vallejo Merchants To Get Year's Report VALLEJO, March n.—Presentation of the annual report of the Vallejo Merchants' Association and election of Ihree directors t" serve three-year terms will form (he agenda of the association's meeting Monday night, March 11 at n p. m. in Casa de Vallejo. The report will ho presented by George Peacock, secretary. W. A. Cockburn, president, will preside. Directors whose tenns end this •week are: H. L. FrcudcnbcrB. vice- president; Gus RosenburR and Roy Bragg. Incumbent directors who will still serve on the dircctoralc are: C. N. Bessae, treasurer; Louis F. Bauer, Luther E. Gibson, Jack Madigan and Al Luchsinger. Hayward Foresters To Welcome Chief HAYWARD, March. 9.—Plans were being formulated by members of the Hayward Circle of Companions of Foresters today lor a special program on March !!11 iu observance of the official visit of Mrs. Emma Pereria, grand chief companion. The affair will be held at Veterans' Memorial Hall, and arrangements committees will be appointed shortly by Miss Albina Paulas, chief companion of the local unit. Hatfield to Speak At San Jose Meeting SAN JOSE. March 9. - Hon. George J. Hatfield. Licutcnam-Gov- ernor of California, v.ill he principal speaker at the annual San Jose Merchants' Association dinner at Hotel Sainte Claire at 11:30 o'clock Monday evening. He accepted an invitation tendered by a special Miss W i I m « I, u c i I e Belcher of Marline/ wlm is to become the hmle of I'red Butt. — l-fanwwnd plinlo 7HO' HID [fl EE MAHTINKZ. March !). -- The be- Irotlial of Miss Wilma Lucilc Belcher, daughter of Mrs. Leon J. Krohn, and Fred Bull, was revealed here this week nl a dinner party at (he Krohn home on Green Street to a group of friends of the young couple. The bride-elect is a graduate of Alhntnbrii Union High School, class (if 1!)32 and for the past two years has been a member of the staff of the Contra Costa Title Company. Bull is the son of Mrs. Hose Bull and a graduate from Alhambra High with the class of 1031. He has lieen employed as a pharmacist by the Marline/. Drug Companj' for the iiast eight years. Date for the wedding has not been set. Guests at the announcement dinner included Miss Mary Eleanor Loubct of Berkeley, Miss Catherine Kenney, Miss Helen Allie. Robert Mullen, .Tack Donia, Van McCurdy. the honorecs and Mr. and Mrs. Krohn. 17 Roads to Get Resurfacing Jobs SAN JOSE, March 9. — Sevcn- .cen short roads and avenues in Su- )crvisorial District No. Five, ly- ng in the North and West sides of he county, will be immediately im- irovcd after being made a part of he county road system by a vote of the Board ot Supervisors, on motion of Supervisor C. P. Cooley. Thoroughfares to be improved are: Morse Avenue, Fair Oaks Avenue, iorrages Avenue, St. Joseph Ave- itie, Dolores Avenue. "B" Street, Bruce Avenue. "A" Street. Elena Avenue. West Parr Avenue, Magda- i Avenue, Loyola Drive, Alex- mder Avenue, Santa Rita Road, .,ouis Road, jioranda Avenue, Fish- Avrnue and Parr Avenue. FAIRFIELD, March 9. - Suisun Valley ranch owners who met Wednesday night to confer with their attorneys relative to future action on the Gordon Valley water rights suit, failed to take definite action upon a proposal to construct a $750,000 irrigation system. The irrigation district proposal was revealed in Sacramento when Ole Nelson, one of the water suit plaintiffs, filed an application with thn Department of Public Works Division of Water Resources for per- inissicui to divert lfi.000 acre feet a year from Woodan Valley C'ritok, Nelson's application paid \ii- was j ncling as trusfre for n dislricl yH to be formed. SERVE SUISUX VALLEY According lo Nelson's application, the water would be diverted from the creek n short distance above its confluence with Gordon Valley Creek, through a system of canals and flumes which would serve 35,000 acres of Suisun Valley. Approximately 5000 acres were represented by Suisun Valley riparians who were plaintiffs in the famous Gordon Valley suit against the City of Vallejo. Nelson explained (hat the application did not mean that the project as outlined would actually be put in operation. Sutsun Valley ranchers faced the problem of nn uncertain water table when the State Supreme Court on January .11 reversed a lower court verdict in (he Gordon Valley suit and gave the City of Vallejo the right to continue impounding water in Lake Curry. WATER SHORTAGE With only one year of normal rainfall out of the past H, and an increase of 100 per cent in pumping for irrigation purposes thrtMighout the valley, the possibility of a serious water shortage has been pressing. The heavy rainfall of this Win- fpr is expected to replenish the walrr level considerably. A number of ranchers in the valley favor negotiating /or inclusion of a Solano Canal project in the Central Valley water project, which would bring fresh water from one of the Sacramento River sloughs through Solano County, emptying into the bay at Benicia. San Jose Plans Port District Felled Mail Boxes Jail Auto Owner S A N TA CLARA, March 9. — Charqed with knocking down rural nail boxes of five neighbors when hey refused to aid him in starting lis stalled automobile, Manuel D. inc. 21, faces trial Monday on ma- icious mischief charges before Tuslice of the Peace Forrest L. Rcntzien. M. It. Barcellos, one of hose whose mailboxes was asserl- ;dly knocked down, swore to the •omplaint on which Constables .Tack Trunx and Tom Maloney arrested tim. Local police say Pine has been rrested several times on peace dis- urhanro charges. Santa Clara Officials Unopposed in Vote SANTA CLARA, March fl.—Wilh be candidates' filing deadline set or Monday, no opponents have np- icared so far to the City Arfminis- . ration, which seeks rc-rloction on | April 1. C'onnrilmon A. J. Roll and Julius Rmis, Mayor Palrick C'oncaunon, Cily Trcnsurrr R. A. Fat jo and Chief of Police fl. P. Fallen havr filed pel it 10115. So fnr no others havr appeared lo oppose them. All are veteran local public, officials. CAMP FIRE MEKT1NG MILL VALLEY. March fl.—Camp Fire Girl? of Marin County will RAM JOSE. March 9.— Willi the Chamber of Commerce Deep Water Port Committee having decided to KO ahead with -.formation of a port district, aid of County Surveyor Robert U. Chandler in working out details was sought by J. S. C. Ross, "'. of C. president, and J. M. Silvey, manager. Tentative plans for the district's boundaries call for including San Tose, Santa Clara, Mountain View. innyvale and Alviso and all rural territory north of the San Fran- I cisco 101 Highway in the port area. Definite details are expected .to be announced late next week, with committee composed of (J. \V. Gull), 'hold their crand council fire in the chairman; Aaron Richards and Wil- j gymnasium of Tamalpais High Jiam A. Baylor. Hatfiold's subject | Srhnol on thr evening of March Ranks and has not been announced. Music for the dinner will be provided by the San Jose State College Orchestra. l.i. Ranks and special honors will br conferred at the ceremony to be followed by citizenship. a short pageant on Art Winners Announced in Stockton School Showing STOCKTON, March I).—With. Norval Gill of Slwklon winning ilr:t prize for oil paintings :uid Leila Sanders first prize for walcr colors, winners in the fourlh annual McKec competition for art students of school ape werr announced today by Harry Noyos Pratl, curator of Haggin Memorial Gallery and Museum. Harrison McIntosh won second for oil paint ings and MifS -Jocrlyn Camp was second in water colors. Winners in other classes follow: pictorial drawing, Marion Akers, Stockton; pencil work, Miss Camp; pen and ink, Gill; pastel and crayon. Akers; block print work. Harrison Mclntosh; commercial drawing, Ransomo McCarty, Stockton; black and while design, Hayden Iroy, Lorii; color design, Lois Deadricli, Tracy; poster, McCarty; applied design, Mary Engelham. Lodi; cut paper, Gertrude Lisrn- her. Ripon; drcnralive panels, .lime Ishii, Slorklon; weaving, Vrra Ronnell, Ripon; batik work, Mary Engelham. Lodi; leather work, Max- the San Jose Deep Port Association having indicated final approval of district boundaries will be voted within two weeks. 5000 at Santa Cruz Loose Vote Rights SANTA CRUZ, March 9. —Five thousand names have been cancelled from the Santn Cruz County Great Register in the past two years for failure to vote in accordance with requirements of the State permanent, registration law, County Clerk Harry E. Miller had revealed. Miller said that only 150 of that number had died in the past Iwo years. The others have failed lo vote. From the Great. TU-gisiur of last November, beari ng '2 1,591* names. 15 per cent were stricken for failure to vole. In the presidential election of 19^2, 1R23 names were cancelled, few of whom cvrr bothered to reregister, he declared, i •-- • —- - i Minister to Seek School Board Posti SANTA CRUZ, March 0.—The i "Rev. J. C. Colyar. retired Baptist I minister, has announced his can- [ didacy fnr the schon] board nice- | tion of March 29. Colyar will be I At Sr^iniH on LAFAYETTE. March 9.—Development of county roads and the problems confronting the board of supervisors in building them will be (the subject of a talk to be made j before the Lafayette Improvement ' Club Wednesday, March 13, by County Supervisor II. L. Cummings. Matters lo come before a business meeting of the club include cooperation with the Lafayette School Hoard in nn attempt to enlarge the school building, and the securing of PWA funds for the building of a town' hall and headquarters for the fire department. Anticipating future growth of Lafayette, the school board feels the need of erecting a two-room addition to the school. II is planned to take advantage of the SF.RA labor possibilities providing SERA officials agree that enlargement of the school is justified at this limo. A committee composed of M. H Stanley, fire commissioner; Edward Morrison, fire chief; Vincent Davi, Attil'ion B. Transano and J. W. Hammond, has made application for a PWA grant of 511,000 fnr thp town hall and fire department building. The'application was made through William .7. Buchanan, chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. "A deed to your farm won't hold ' That will call /or work, bul it will EST SE Sft fiT .HAS CUT SALINAS, March fl. — A partial retrenchement in Ihc relief program of the- Monfcrey SERA has been announced by Frederick BcchdoH, di- rccfor, upon being notified of a reduction or approximately 10 per cent hi (he allocation of funds fnr March by the State Relief Headquarters at San Frnnciyco. The Monlerey County allotment was sot. at $fif),00n, about $11,000 less than the fund Kranlc'd for February. In order to conform with the limited funds, a general reduction in budgets of workers on the relief ml Is hns been ordered. Budgets will average about $30 a month per person. Administrative costs will lie pared to meet, the reduction. Those receiving salaries of. $35 weekly or more will Ix; given a 10 per cent reduction, \vhile a five per cent reduction will be applied to salaries between $22 and $35. Projects arc now fioinp forward on normal schedule, but only a limited number will bo accepted in the future under the restrictions now in force, and llio.se will be given careful scrutiny by officials before being considered, BcchdoH said. Yacht Harbor Plans Made at Stockton STOCKTON, March !). — Plans for Stockton's proposed municipal yacht harbor in MrLrnd's Lake are ncarinn concrete form, under direction of the coordinated yacht committee. U Is planned to have a orins basin with a spread ranp- from 500 to 700 feet, which would provide safe maneuvering space for Ihc largest of yachts. It is also planned for connecting boat houses of uniform construction bordering on Banner Island, the western boundary of the harbor. If. is estimated that development of the harbor will cost about $40.000 and a PWA loan and Rrant will be sought through cooperation of the Stockton Port Commission. It is estimated thai rentals would pay off the indebtedness in a few years and cventanlly make the project self-liruiidalinK. P.-!T. A. Pays Honor To School Mothers HAYWAttD. March 9.—Mothers of new students will be honored at a special fen and reception to be held in conjunction with the St. Patrick's party of the Edward Markham P.-T. A. Wednesday afternoon at flic school. Planned by ,. executive board of the unit, ar- rnnEcmrnts for the affair are being made by committees working under Ihe supervision of Mrs. Gcorpe Baker, president. Preparations arc being marie also for a social dance to bo held at (he Durbnnk School nn March .10. Modesto Legion Post one of six persons in the race for) Increases Number S positions now hold by W. I,. Mnore and Philip P. Bliss, senior members I of the board. Other contestants are j John H. Leonard. Harry Lord and | Dr. Charles Hadden Parker. j Brandy Distillery \ Plans Announced SUNNYVALE. March 9. — M. L. Levy and associates today advised the City Council that they plan to shortly open a largo brandy distillery, employing a largo number of mm and using $150.0(10 worth of Santa Clara Valley fruits annually. The old Gardner'nuildiiiR will lie remodeled. City Coum-ilmen have : ordered fire hydrants installed in j the region of the plant. Debate Coach Is \ Ordained as Cleric STOCKTON, March 9.— Prof, j Dwayne Orton, debalr conch at the [ College of flu 1 Pacific and head of the junior college division, was MODESTO. March P.—The Mo- de?ln American Lotion Post has pa?pcd its membership quota for 1035. it was announced today by Commander Maurirr Phillco. Membership now is 30-1 and the quota was 207. Credit was given the membership committees for the exceeding of the quota. Hoy? Arc Formed Into Jr. Kescrvns and Sworn Into Service by Captain Kike ALVARADO, March 9—The newest unit of the Junior Traffic Reserves in Alameda County went on duty here Thursday morning after having received their commissions at a ceremonial hrld at the local grammar school Wednesday night. The boys wore- sworn into service by Captain L. A. Kike, head of the California State Highway Patrol in Alameda County. Justice of the Peace Allen G. Norris of Center- vine presided and made a brief talk to the boys. Paul Jackson, representing the California State Automobile Association, several members of the board of trustees of the school and representatives of service organi/Dlums Ihroughnnt Southern Alamo-da County which are sponsoring .Junior Traffic Reserves spoke. Thn Alvaiado Parent-Teacher Association provided a musical program in connection with the installation. According to J. C. Wasley, principal of the school, the board of trustees decided to form the unit after one qf the pupils had been struck by an automobile while crossing the street in front of the school a few weeks ago. The board is sponsoring the organization and providing all of the necessary equipment. George Ban-on of the State Highway Patrol, trained the unit, which is made up of five squads with a total membership of 17. Richard Munger is captain of the organ- iznliun. Serving under him will be Marion Cordoba, Bruno Orsetti. Raymond Diaz, Edward Olivencia. Warren Silva. Albert Hinkley, Frederick Joyce. Edward Martinez, James Wasley. John Ziegler, Kvcr- ett Alnmeda, Tony Pirndcs, Cyril Flores, Charles Mirino, Joe Lewis and Berf Johnson. the soil." Now, contrary to the usual case, that's not a Chinese proverb. i The Chinese nrc famous for their proverbs, but they didn't think of that one, and it's too bad that they didn't, because in China today there are millions of acres barren and uninhabited that once were fertile and productive. It took nn up-and- coming young farmer from Missouri to think of this bit of boiled down wisdom, and the Chinese will have- to go some to top it. Today we promised lo lake a look at your farm, and the first thing that we'll look for is a flnrk of fat Plymouth Rook roosters. You don't have any idea how thu squawking of a fat rooster about 11 a. m. affects an erosion investigator, especially if some one drops a hint that ihrre is going to be hot biscuits to j'.o with it. Now, we'll do a little real erosion re ring for ;i rhnnpe. FOOTHILL FARMS Yours is a lypical foothill California farm. The twenty down near the liver is devoted to alfalfa that's doing well on the light, sandy soil-. Up near the house the soil is heavier, and you're raising walnuts, or prunes, or oranges (according to the locality) with beans or tomatoes between the rows. Beyond there you have forty acres that sweep back into the foothills, and you have been farming tomatoes, or beans, on that, with hay or beans on'up the slope until it becomes too steep for anything but sage and yucca. Now, let's see about your problems of erosion. There's not likely lo be any such problem connected with the twenty devoted lo alfalfa, because the roots of alfalfa form one of nature's best soil binders, but how about that barranca that Building Boom Seen at Crockett CROCKETT. March fl.—Prospects for a building boom in this community this Spring are the brightest in years, according to Karl S. Koller, general contractor and Chamber of Commerce member. One of a number of modern new homes planned here is that of Mr, and Mrs. Louis Affclli of Martinez. This will be a five-rc.om residence with stucco exterior and tile roof and will be built on Baldwin Avenue in Tenncy Terrace. The Affclli's formerly lived in Crockett. There has been a strong demand for homes here for several years, Koller slated, with prospective citizens being forced fo live elsewhere through lack of suitable dwellings. Elements conducive to a wave of home building are Ihc assured returning of better times, improvement of many streets and (he opening up of new and highly desirable residential a reap, Koller explained. Baby Bond Sale In Hayward Increases 11AYWARD. March P. — Popularity of the Federal Government's new issue of "Raby Rnmls" was attested today by Postmaster Anthony ,1. Foster, who said that $750 worth of the issue was taken here during the first three clays of sale. The initial purchase was made by Frank E. Scares, postoffice foreman. Postal savings now on deposit at the local office amount to more than $72.000, according to a report compiled by Foster, and there was a marked gain in postal receipts during January and February as compared with the same period last year. StoclrtonYTiVLC. A. Officials Elected STOCKTON, March 9. — B. C. Wallace has been re-elected president of the board of directors of the Stockton Y. M. C. A. Elected to serve with Wallace are Dr. K. Y. Ferguson, vice-president; W. R. Zurcher, secretary; Harry Bray, treasurer; J. F.. Lumly, Ernest Beagle, Bert Ferguson. A. E. Remboldt. William Morris. J. H. Jonto. Robert Burns and Ray MrGinlry. director?. '• also pay dividends and dividends | are what we're after. Strip crop with grass and forage crops at intervals, depending upoi. the slope, and they will catch your fleeing top soil and wrest it away from the water and - ri t the same time allow the water to sink in the ground. | Plant soil holding clover crops be- j tween the contour rows and never. ! never run a subsoiler, or even a disc or plow, straight down the hill. I We've all heard of horse-sense, haven't wo? Did you ever notice the way a horse works his way up a hill if left alone? I wonder now if it's horse sense or laziness that makes them follow a contour line instead of going straight up and straight down and thereby invite j erosion to do its stuff. STEEPER HILLSIDES j Now for the steeper side hills. ! You're probably raising hay on i those steeper slope?, and I won't j a;;k you whether you are actually ; making money by it or not, he; cause after all, you're Ihe nn^ who j has to meet the tax collector when j he comes around- But here's some- j thing you might think about. Marginal land is often thought (o he profitable, when it actually isn't, because we figure the production on an area including a bit of level land, and the good soil on the flats lies itself blue in the face for its poor relation on the hillside. Marginal land on hillsides is liable to be "farmed out" or have its good soil eroded away in seven to 12 years if cultivated, and then it becomes the birth place of gullies— Ihe soil's second most greedy enemy. Marginal, or steep cultivated hill lands, loose their top soil, then just lo accommodate the hungry rains, donate huge quantities of sand or clay to be distributed County Agonis Say That Ycarf To Be One of Host State Has Known for Decade? STRIP CROPPING- RNCi CONTOUR PLOWIN&. farlhrr do-.vn on the fertile, produc- MODESTO, March 9.-The 1935 farm outlook today is the best in years, according to A. A. Jungerman, County Farm Advisor. Speaking to a large gathering at the Waterford Farm Bureau Center meeting recently, Jungerman de* flared the agricultural outlook Is j dependent upon three things, re- j covcry of foreign markets, improvement in general business conditions, and increase in factory and industrial activity. In his opinion, the United States as a whole was affected by the di ought in the Middle West, which will affri-t the market. He antici- | pates dairy products to climb higher throughout the ypar. H w;is noted that condition? for County dairymen are now (he host in year.'. The Farm Advisor advised the spraying of vine? to control Spanish measles within the next frw days. He said it is rather early to spray peaches because they are not far along. However, where they wor« not sprayed last Fall, especially such varieties as Albertas and Hales, subject to curl leaf, they should b« sprayed before the buds open, he advised. If growers sprayed in the Fall, they were advised lo wait unlil partial bloom for a more effcc- . tive control of worms. The Farm Bureau will discuss a proposed 1935 peach marketing plan at the March 19 meeting, according lo E. F. Perry, who presided at the Waterford session. Members of Ihft Grange, which also is working on a peach pact, will be askod to confer with the Farm Bureau group. Optimistic viewpoints cuncernina Stanislaus County's 1935 agricultural income were given by various speakers at the meeting. conies down along it's thirty fret deep your water table is certainly going to be less than thirty feet below the ground, because the barranca acts as a drain. What about the runoff outlets from your irrigation water? Have you got ow-dou'n most sleep hillside land, and farmers arc finding out that a good Golf Schedule Is Announced STOCKTON. March 9.—Schedule of Spring events for the San ,loa- quin Golf Club at the Municipal Links was announced today by K, W. Brown. The program will open with the club championship March 16 and will close with the city championships June 20. The, schedule follows: March 16-21—-Qualifying rounds H club championship. March 24—First and second rounds. March •'!! — Semi-finals. April 7—Finals. April 14—Match with Stockton it flumcd down to (he floor of the SHEET KKUSlOiV barranca and spilling out on an j Today we've made a rather hasty apron? ;.survey of a farm just lo show you ItOYAIj GORGE j how to si/.e up your own from an An improperly constructed run- jerosional point of view. From now pasture is worth more in the lona Guif an(i Cmmlry CIub ori country run than a poverty crop from a starved hillside. off outlet into that barranca will present you with a miniature Royal Gorge in your alfalfa fir-ld in a few year?, if you don't \valch out. Your alfalfa field is practically immune to sheet erosion, and gullying, but it can't prevent the fields above from eroding, and a good head of storm water can bury your alfalfa under rix inches of sand as sharp as plaster's mud if you rave made no preparation to take rare of it. That's that for now regarding the alfalfa. Let's move on up fo the on we're going fo gel down to brass lacks and dig into just one phase of erosion control at a time. Next week we'll give "Sheet Erosion — The Sneak-Thief" the works. This is number four of a series of articles about erosion control that has been prepared by Harry E. Reddick, Regional Director of the U. S. Soil Erosion Service f' California. Reddick has requested the Oakland Tribune to cooperate with his organization in presenting the tragic truth of erosion to the p°ople. The Club course. May 5— "Nuts and Bolts" tournament. May 12— Inlerclub match at Sacramento. May 26— Mixed two-ball foursome. June 2— Match wifh Stockton Golf and Country Club on municipal link?. June 8-13— Qualifying rounds in city championship. June IR — First and second rounds. June 23— Semi-finals. June 30 Finals of city championships. orchard land. Your slope in this 'Oakland Trioune is glad to publish piece averages around five to 12 [these articles in the interests of its per cent. How are your trees planted — in straight rows up and ; down the slopes, or on a contour? I "What does it matter?" you ask, and j that's our cue lo quote a few facts j and figures and do a bit of general I philosophizing. SLOW WATER DOWN First off let's agree on one thing: the whole idea behind erosion control is to make running water walk, or stop the raindrops where they fall. That's the story in a nutshell. Slow the water down and it seeps into the ground and raises your wa- arm readers. S.F. To Modesto MODESTO. March 9.-Police Chief William J. Quinn of San Francisco stressed the need for abolishing "crook politicians from police administrations" in a tall: to members of the Modesto Lions and Exchange Clubs hero. lie told about Kessel and Stevens, two paroled convicts, who, he declared, endangered the parole system of California by smuggling guns into San Quentin Prison for the recent break by four convicts. Name in Concrete NILES. March 9. — As its next project fo advertise Niles. the local Junior Chamber of Commerce is to lay "Niles" in 12-foot concrete letters across the side of one ot the most prominent hills which form a background for the town. The hill, on the Walpert Ranch, is visible from practically every section of Washington township and according to Sam Kerns, president of the organization, will not only serve as an aid to motorists in finding their way to Niles but it. will he so conspicuous from the air as to become a landmark for aviators. Crops Unaffected Bv Low Temperature HAYWARD, March 9.-Intermit- j tent low temperatures during the ; past few days have not caused serious dnmape lo the local apricot To Elect Officers ; crop in " 1C opinion of ' 03di " E SERA Entertainers To Give Program VALLEJO. March 9.—SERA Entertainers* Project of Oakland, under the auspicrs of flic American Red Crn.sj.. will present a six-act vaudeville show at 2:30 p. m. Sunday afternoon to thr Mare Island Hospital Theater. A nine-piece Spanish orchestra will accompany the performance. ler table. Slow the water down and it doesn't cut ditches. Slow the water down and it doesn't pick up the nitrogen and the humus. and the dollar-a-sack fertilizer from the soil, or dump box car loads ] ,_.,. _•_ „ of washed sand on your alfalfa j Hlll-V alley down below. j Contur farming is the planting i 1O jC/ICCf \JTTICGTS , r j CU lturislF. While the thermometer of your tree rows so that the verti- j HAYWARD. March fl.—Election i dropped to 27 df«ree.= three weeks of officers will feature the twenty- i ago, and some damage was reported, fifth anniversary program of the \ (j ic ]owe=t lemperalure since that Hill and Valley Club on March '~ ' ' ' cal drop from tree to tree will go gradual; and so that the rain will sink into the soil or follow the rows slowly as it runs off. Experiments prove (hat the tame amount of rain will run off a three per cent. March 18. j (j m <j has been 31 degrees, according according to Mrs. George D. Hovcy. j to data compiled by F. P. Johnson, president. Entertainment will be I principal of Hayward Union Hich Bartenders at Salinas Get First Charter Under Union grade about six times a? fas it will from land that is approxi mately level, unless it is a ver porous soil. Experiments prove that the crop . -• yield on contoured land where tcr- ; racrs have developed is almost ' double that on land of an equal slope with rows running up and down the hillside and where erosion has been active. By far the greater per cent of the value of your land is in the lop soil. Erosion in one storm has taken as much as one-third of the top soil from an up and down hill-planted orchard. when contour or terraced presented by members of the dram- ] School. Charles S. Long. Jr., prorr.i- . atir serJion of t : .io organization, i nrnt orchard!?!, today expressrd fh<» under the direction of Mr?. H. Mor- ! belief that the present state of ton Manson. arrangements chair- , blooms points toward a "good aver* man. j age crop" this year. ...."• 0"M"n>- ine Pelflrson, Ripon. j Rational faith in lh<- l-'ii-'l Cnnqrr- Jurtgcs were Marcy Woorls. Law- catinnnl Church hcvr. Thr nrrlinn- rencc Hosmer nnd Oscar Galgiani. The *xhibit« will be on display at the gallery-museum ' h?rs until Mnrch 13. tion followed i Orion's honor. riinne: in Prnf Official? of Baptist, ! , M e t h n d i R t and Congregational j Churches attended, SAUNAS. Maivh 9.—The Har- tomli-rs' Union of Salinns today was in po^rssion of the first charier of its kind in California. Salinns Lornl No. !vl, r i became Iho first chapter in Ihc Slate to revert lo Ihe prc-prohihition status of ne- hiK a b.irlcurlers' orE.inizalion alone. In Ihc old dry days, Ihe bartenders affiliated "'itii hotel and restaurant ,>mnl".••<•,-. and their or.sanizalion v.-.-m cnllrd Ihr Hotel and RoMati- rnnl Kinnlc.voes Inlenialinnal Alliance and Rarlendci's International eaque of America. "Those were sad day*. lnd«d," ished George Silvn. newly elected president of the local as he polished a highball class with a practiced flourish. "Things are now looking up, however. Yes. sir. our neu- charter enables us to be called Ihc Bartenders' International Lenpue of America, and instead of hnnRinc a 'union house' sicn up behind a soda fountain, we now can place n 'union bar' sign rir;h! next tu Ihe ca.-h rcei«tcr." Some of the union members snjz- scsted Ihnl they affiliate with Ihc restaurant workers in an informal way, pointing out that the duties o( a bartender now call for culinary, as well as drink-mixing skill. Hayward to Continue to Furnish Water Service HAYWARD, March 9,—Assurance* permission to discontinue service that the City of Hayward will con- j and plans to cease operations on tinue to furnish water to Hayward ; March H. In its plea to the com- Highlands. threatened with discon-' mission, the company claimed that tinuance of its supply by propored the system operates at n loss of dissolution of the system now sell-'. $1200 a year and thai it is unable I planting would have prevented the i major part of the loss. There arc _ the pros and con? re: irdinfl the j ing water in the distiict, at least to continue to bear the burden. value of contour planting and terracing in oichards, and you can draw your own conclusions. n,ANTKD WRONG WAY "Bui what's the out when my orchard is already planted the wrong way?" you want to know. There are H number nf filings you can do F.Mabii-hcd contnur lines regardless nf the troc rows ia farm level will jet you back 520 and Ihr Department, of Agriculture Bulletin Number IfifiD will fell you how to use it) and do your sub-soiling and cultivating along the established lines. until the service problem is solved. The company will be asked to was given today by Mayor Don M. continue operations beyond that Lcidig. ; date, the council indicatr-d, and in The agreement mad? by the City | Ihe event the proposal is not ap-A Council following a conference with i proved, the city will furnish water™ residents of the- district is only • until such time as a water district temporary in nature, he said, and i is formed or another solution to Ihe city will not assume permanent • the problem devised. The concern liability for serving the section, i purchases water at wholesale rates which is outside the cify limils. i from the city and jells it at. a Action was taken as the result I minimum rate of S1.SO a month, and of notification (hat the Suburban j discontinuance nf the service would Development Company, which affect a district of 85 homes having operates the system, has applied to a population of approximately 250 the Slate Railroad Commission for i people.