Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on January 17, 1912 · Page 110
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 110

Oakland, California
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Wednesday, January 17, 1912
Page 110
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January, 1912 OAKLAND TRIBUNE Annual Number wmt mrf$Ff THE FORUM CAFE Concrete is Much Tougher Than Rock t 5 u r i Ul 4! - in ,1 4 i! Concrete buildings are permanent to an extent never before realized by California architects. Office buildings have a life of twenty, thirty, forty years, at the case may be, and then, if they are built of brick or stone or terra-cotta, they fall into the wrecker's hands, and are removed with little difficulty but much dust. to let oner and greater buildings rise in their stead. But with concrete buildings, say the Construction News, the case Is different. - To induce the concrete to release its hold on the reinforcing rods of steel Is no easy matter. The steel rods are wound in and out of the mass, crossing and recrossing and lapping over each other until thoroughly tangled, like the hairs in my lady's coiffure, and much harder to separate. The use of modern reinforced concrete for building construction, now so common in Los Angeles; goes back hardly twenty years, and there are few buildings of the most approved type that are ten years old. For this reason knowledge of the lasting; qualities ef cement cannot be said to be complete, but from what Is known it is believed that the ordinary house of brick or stone is at the peak of its efficiency the moment it is completed. From that time it begins to deteriorate. The peak of efficiency in the case of a concrete house has not yet been determined. As concrete gets older. It becomes harder and more durable, that Is, of course, if the concrete is properly made. The usual means of wrecking a house have not the slightest effect on concrete. The sledge-hammer, the drill and dynamite must be used. Acids might be used to disintegrate the concrete, but the expense would be enormous. The only thing to do Is to loosen the material with explosives and then break it free from the steel re-enforcement with sledge-hammers. i . . San Diego's Plans For Its Exposition ILMI IliiJlillJl 8 ' liiil I' ju!jiMiiia!imi4 ....I...JL, JiJ-j.-iwii.iih ii mini ' J" S""" "';"r-"""-'"l h n THE POWUM CAFE. V 4i sn jasssw'wr,! - ; ,. , r .S liiMv x '"Mi ftj kli.iTKslilaanpi hiMisiiiM' sjittjs? f) sswilllWMIsssl Ml MilnrT lj sssssssssP . 1 iff- . 1-J I '" JTf I GUSTAV MANN Manager To give an account of Oakland and her various business Industries) without some mention of Oakland's premier cafe, "The Forum," would be omitting ene of the most important adjuncts of the social and business life of this city. It is conceded to be one of the handsomest In America, an institution Of the city in which centers the social, business and political activities. It Is magnificently appointed for such purposes and figures as the setting for dinners, luncheons and other functions which are a feature of Oakland life. It is in the evening that it presents a fascination with Its gay throngs of diners, which continues until the last of those who linger at the after-theater suppers take up their departure. A. Vander Naillen School of Practical Engineering. The White-Wallace Company 7 Of all the great world's fairs and International ex positions, the Panama-California Exposition, ' to be held the entire year 1916 at San Diego. Is to be original and unique. It will open its doors January 1, 1I1S, and wlfi remain open until midnight of December II, 1915, the climatic conditions here making this one of the few places in the world where this can fee done. This exposition will specialise in its exhibits. Four features have been selected for exploitation, reclamation, Irrigation, conservation and colonization. The country to be represented, the huge southwestern por tion of the United States, the northwestern portion of Mexico and the Pacific Coast of North and South America are in their infancy in commercial development More potential markets are in these territories than in any other In the world. The Panama-California Exposition will contain entertaining and unique exhibits of archeology and ethnology. There will be a lack of glittering generalities In the different buildings of this exposition and a wealth of the new and up-to-date products of human ingenuity never before seen at a great exposition. Individuals of every Indian tribe In North and South America will be brought here. A superlatively attractive feature of this exposition will be the horticultural display to be made In the open air. Millions of plants and vines and flowers of all descriptions will be used for decorative effects. The huge park in which the fair will be built is to be ornamented by the use of parterres of flowers, an infinite variety of color effect being used. The preliminary landscape work and the immense labor of propagating these plants is already well under way. , Alameda owns Its own electric light plant, a handsome profit earner and a model plant in every way. Alameda Is to build this year a $15,000 municipal wharf lor municipal and general public use. The Alameda public library has a unique attraction la the way or a men's smoking room. A lot In Alameda is as safe investment as a jovern- meni sona ua wm earn wrger pronis. Alameda's new cross-line electric trains carry caa- sengem to the very heart of the Oakland retail district In less than ten minutes. ,- Liko to row, like to sail, like to swim, like to hunt? Alameda has rowing clubs, yachting clubs, swimming clubs ahootinar cluba. Alameda has a live Chamber of Commerce and four improvement clubs. The Chamber of Commerce is spending IJ000 this year In advertistnr the cJtv. There has never been a single scandal In Alameda's city government The citizens elect good men to of- lice, then demand good government Alameda's sandy loam makes gardening a pleasure and insures success, even for the least experienced of gardening tyros. Alameda possesses one of the crack companies of guardsmen making up the Fifth regiment, N. Q. (L The members are young men of good family and steady habits. j The social life of Alameda Is one of the chief charms of existence In the Island city. There is always some thing stirring to Keep auve me social interest and en tertain those who like society. Alameda churches are progressive and modern. They have unaerranens, gymnasiums, baseball teams, hand, ball teams, and plenty of other physical attractions for both the young ana their eiders. The Alameda County Driving- Club owns a five-mile track on the Alameda marsh. Its springy trackway Is easy on on horses' feet and the club members are square sportsmen ana gooa norse nanaiera The leading Alameda women's club owns a handsome, modern building, i especially constructed for the club's numerous activities. There are a dozen flourish' Ing women's clubs In the city. The Alameda Elks own 16000 clubhouse: the Pvth lan. Odd Fellows and Free Masons own handsome Prop erties, and the Eagles and the Moose are to build slml- lar homes this rear. The Southern Pacific spent over $3,000,000 In Alameda Improving the local train service. There may be othcr services of the kind as food la America, but there, axe none better. a m w a F1? . . .. V Among the opportunities of Greater Oakland is the well-known A. Vander Naillen School of Engineering, located at Fifty-first and Teleffraph avenue. Founded In 1114 in Pittsburgh. Pa., by A Vander Naillen, It met with immediate success and three years later, de siring a larger field, the school was moved to Chicago, where It was widely known, and here it grew rapidly. The big fire of 1871 destroyed the school in its en tirety and the founder, seeing the possibilities of the great West, came to Ban Francisco, where he again established himself. Here the school flourished until the great fire of 1906 again destroyed It. Since then Oakland has been its home, where it has, and Is, continually fitting men for the positions of Civil, Klectrical, Mining, Mechanical. Structural and Hydraulic Engi neers. Its large list of graduates occupying positions of Importance In engineering, architecture, surveying, assaying, cyanldlng, etc., attest the value of this institution as a means of fitting men for all branches of engineering. The school Is thoroughly equipped with modern machinery, thereby giving the student the practical training and through Its method of Individual instruction can give a complete course in one year. Its graduates number some 20,000, among whom are engineers of world-wlda fame, and its assayers and surveyors are to be found in every county in this and adjacent States. Since the late reorganiration of th school Professor A. Vander Naillen, the founder of the institution h become its consulting president. He is widely known as an author and scientist, and It Is to him that the honor belongs of having Introduced wireless telegraphy Into the United States. The school U under the direct supervision of K. L. Vander Naillen. who is one of the most practical and well-known civil engineers on this Coast. flip"""" : The Optimo Cafe There are many things that rnntriht. tw. UUon of any community and one of the principal Items vu Kv.iuiugu.uw anoraea by the restaurants and hotels. Among our restaurants, prominent mention! must be made of the Optimo Caf at ma vik This place has been established five years and it has come to be known as one of the best places In the city to eat Only the best foods that can be obtained iu u, ''":. r Bervea " most dainty manner and cooked in the most appetizing style. mis caie nas a sealing canac tv nf 170 of large and handsome main dining room and a number of cozy private family dining rooms Mr. John Mltrovlch. the head of this business Is an old-time restaurant man who has catered to 'the wants of the Oakland people for the last seventeen years, and the popular manner In which he Is conducting the Optimo Cafe leaves no doubt that he Is one of the best and most experienced restaurant men on the Pacific Coast e Hanureos of people who were sick and delicate a few years ago are today thanking the White-Wallace Company, whose place of business is located at 1152 Webster street, Oakland, for being well and strong. Don't gt the wrong idea now, for the White-Wallace Company is not a medical concern. They make tents, awnings, portable houses, etc. These portable houses are the health-makers. In fact, people who have never had any tubercular trouble in many cases, prefer this sort of a fresh air home to the most fashionable hotel life. It goes without saying that fresh air is the mak ing of healthy bodies for men and women. The White-Wallace Company must have known this to be true, for since they started in business a few years ago their business has grown by leaps and bounds. in far-off Manila. In Mexico, In Canada and, in fact, from everywhere, this firm Is receiving orders for the tent-houses. These houses have many Improvements over those manufactured in the past While they are designed as a portable house, they are really a home to satisfy the most fastidious. The frames of these house-tents are made of select surfaced Ore gon pine, built in sections and held together by means of bolts and screws, making It possible to put together and take apart easily. The walls are ( feet t Inches high. The lower t feet of wall of rustic extends from floor on all sides, and Is so arranged as to preclude all possibility of dampness or water entering the house. A space between 3-foot wall and eave on sides is cov ered with galvanized screen. No. U-l$ feet along ridge extending I inches down on each side, also cov ered with galvanized screen, making a perfect ventilation. The high-grade flooring is matched tongue end groove uregon pine. Panel doors and screened windows are provided for each room, the inner window sash covered with gal vanized wire screen, the outer with canvas, and can be raised or lowered to serve as awning. The body of the tent ran be white, blue, brown or nlaln stripe canvas. The fly or outer roof, which extends one foot over tent on sides and ends. Is made of especially prepared white waterproof canvas. Rooms are divided by canvas partition and panel doors. These tent-houses are water-. proof, and can be fitted with electric lights, telephones, water, etc., thereby making a most comfortable home for those In search of health or pleasure. The White-Wallace Company also manufacture tents, camp furniture, awnings, canvas bags Of ell descriptions, sans for ships and yachts, hammocks, wagon end buggy top covers, flags, etc., etc. They are the largest manufacturers Of goods of this nature in this part of the State and wherever you go you see the name of White-Wallace on good tents. Mr. White says the reason the business has grown so fast is because he has always charged reasonable prices for the goods he has manufactured. A look at the catalogue prices convinced the writer that Mr. White was speaking the truth. The picture shown herewith is of one of their new fresh air cottages that there is so much talk about One of these house-tents Is on exhibition at tuberculosis society's rooms on Eighteenth street. NOT THE SAME. "Queen Mary," said the teacher to the class in the history lesson, "loved France so much that she d clared the word Calais would be found written on her heart after she was dead." "iien on her "Pausing a moment the teacher looked at steadily. "Jimmy Smith," she said, "you were not listening" "Oh, yes, I was," Jimmy replied. "Well, what did Queen Mary say would be written across her heart T" "Kelly," was Jimmy's triumphant reply. Tit-Bit boy found A TONGUE TWISTEIt. Sir Robert (as sudden scurry is heard) What was at? Loader O-only that Nervous Punch. robert. Sir Rabbit! AT TIIIS SEASON. "What is this price of peace they talk so much about?" "Just now It is a set of furs." Louisville Courier-Journal. iil ,4!

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