Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 30, 1924 · Page 15
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f A A THURSDAY EVENING Dablantr Crfbune OCTOBER 30, 1924 15 MASS MEETINGS I CALLED TO WORK HOR ITER BONOS ' Story of Mokelumne Project ;J iWiU Also Be Broadcast From Tribune Station. Last night a large crowd of East Bay citizens, men and women, crowded the Oakland 'Municipal Auditorium theater to learn firsthand why the $39,000,000 water 1onds Issue must carry at the election Tuesday. Tonight at 8 o'clock a mass meeting of Berkeley and Albany citizens will be held In tho auditorium of the Berkeley High chool. Tomorrow noon the Oakland League of Women Voters will hold a luncheon at the Hotel Oakland with Aruhtr P. Davis, chief1 engineer and general manager of the East Bay Municipal Utility Dls-trlcet, as the principal speaker. The story of the Mokelumne WaterAouroe and the water bonds will be put on the air tomorrow night, when W. Herbert Craham, a member of the executive committee of tho Citizens' Committee of Fifty, which Is leading tho good fight for the bonds, will speak over KLX. the TRIBUNE radio broadcasting station on the top of the tower. Radio fans of the Eastbnv will be told why the bonds should carry. These are a few high lights on the activities of the earnest men and women who prefer pure, mountain water to filtered sewage wnter from th lower Sacramento river at Hlo Vista, which the East Bay Water Company plans to develop at once, should the $39,000,000 bond issue fall. WHAT HOXDR MKAV. Proponents of the water bonds re driving home those facts: The success ' of the bond Issue November 4 means pure mountain water. It means that the Eastbav will b able to take care of tha indus- I tries that are now going to- Is . Angeles because we liuve not suf.'i- J "i t mrr to meet their needs at a price they ran reasonably pay. It means that when the system ! In operation our water rates will be reduced. That the acquisition of the Mokelumne water project can be I financed .without the increase of I one penny to the tax rate. j . That failure of the bond Issue will moan that we -will be served with the filtered sewage water of the Sacramento river. That our water rates will be higher. The stveakers at the Berkeley mass meeting tonight will be Arthur 1'. Davis, chief engineer and general manager of the district; .Louis Bartlett, director and candidate for re-election from district No. I, The Oakland League of Women Voters' luncheon at Hotel Oakland Friday promises to draw a big attendance. Chief Engineer Davis will Illustrate his talk with maps and data. ENDORSEMENT fnVE.V. The widspread support that the water bonds are receiving is well xempllfied In the endorsements of the following organizations: Contra Costa Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Central Labor Council, Building Trades Council of Ala-medn. County. Jefferson Parent-Teachers' Association, Mutual BuBlne.s Club of Oakland. Richmond Lions' club. Oakland Lions' club, 8an Lcandro Chamber of Commerce, Ashby Community Club, Htate Housewives' League, Downtown Association. Uptown Association, Alameda Chamber of Commerce, Clenview Improvement Club. Alameda City Council, Holden Gate Improvement club, Rockrldgo Improvement club, Highland Terrace club, Lakevlew Improvement Club, Merchants' Exchange of Oakland, Builders' Exchange of Alameda county, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Oakland Federation rarent-Teachers' Association, Business and Professional Women's Club, West Oakland Boosters' Club, Alameda County Commuter's Club, Alameda Improvement Club. American League, Inc., College Avenue Improvement Club, Optomlst Club, Daniel Webster Improvement Club, j Alameda Housewives league, Kl-wanls Club. Soropoetomlst Club, Women's Club, I'arent-Teachers' Association of Berkeley, Community Club, and others. The Committee of Fifty urges the voters against confusing the water bonds ballot with the water and power act. The latter appears on the State ballot. The water bonds appears on. a separate ballot. This ballot contains the names Of the directors of the Water district up for election and the $39,-00,000 water bonds proposition.'' A two-thirds majority is necessary to carry the bonds. Women's Masonic Club to Give Tea BERKELEY, Oct. 30. The flint formal tea of the semester will be given by the Women's Masonic club of the University of California will be given at 4 o'clock tomorrow. Invitations have been sent to all atudenta with Masonic affiliation!! and to all student organizations on the campus. Members of tho Eastern, Star chapters in the Eaatbay are incited to be present and inspect the new quartern of tho club, at Bow-ditch and Bancroft streets. The hostesses are: Miss Stella Linscott, past grand matron of the Order Of Eastern Star of the State of California; Mies Theron Zeiss, Mrs. Sallle Tease, Dr. Ruby Cunningham, Marlon Brandt. Ruth Turner, Ruth McCormlck and Helen Baker. Husband of Mttntered Woman Hangs Self BELVIDEUE, N. J., Oct. 30. Frank Thomas, railroad worker, held in Jail here as a material witness In the murder 6f his wife, Grace, whose nude body was found In an abandoned mine shaft near here, hanged himself in his jail cell during the night. He was found dead today. Folly to Suffer WithPIIco etep Into. any drug store, ret a 9-cent pkr. of Pyramid PJUvboid-Dosttoriea and stop the soreness, in. Itching and bleeding. Thousands declare it a wonder, many saved from operations.. tlr -f mills rely npon Pyramid and teom .Bind Utn to their friends, Vote Water Bonds, Urge Speakers at Mass Rally (Continued cause Rio Vista Is closer than any other source, the engineers frown upon In the report. SALINE FAULT BANS KIO VISTA SOURCE. Above Rio Vista the water re ceives the sewage from several towns including oacrameinu, states the report. "The quality of water is bad at the present time and will continue to grow worse. While 'it Is possible by filtration and chemical treatment to render the water practically harmless, it Is not possible to remove the salts. While the source would furnish water and would keep the people In the district from suffering, it would hardly be satisfactory to Industries that require pure, soft water of a uniform quality. We believe It certain that, if the lower Sacramento at Rio Vista should be adopted as a source, it would be unsatlbfactory and . soon there would be a clamor for the con struction of a new system to secure water from a pure mountain source and tho investment In the lower Sacramento would be largely wasted.' "This Is their judgment and it Is my judgment. The people of the Eastbay district cannot afford to spend the rest of their years apol ogizing for. thclr water supply, when industrial prospects come Into our midst and ask where we obtain our water. 'It is inevitable that San Fran cisco and Los Angeles will draw Insidious comparisons, pointing out that they furnish to Industries, to homeseekers. pure mountain water, while Oakland and the Eastbay draw their supply from a river Into which flows the sewage of Sacramento and other towns. Explain to them that you can make It pure," tho opponents say. Yes, but cun wo afford to be on the defensive all the rest of our lives? I ba,ve found through a somewhat wide political experience that when you begin to explain you are generally lost. "To the majority of those now opposing the bonds. It would have made no difference whnt source was recommended they would have found fault with nny report. Why Is It that the opposition fails to come out Into the open? Why strike in the dark? Why anonymous slides In the theaters? Why the whimpering? Why not stand out In the open and declare for whom you speak? Donf slab your city in the back Onder the cavr of darkness. "Defeat of the bonds will be the first backward step the Eastbay has taken, In a decade. lxak at the overwhelming vote cast by Los Angeles for Its water bonds. Keep In mind the big vote In Ran Francisco. Do we want to herald to the people of the country that this fast growing community, whose industrial progress is known all over the globe, has refused to safeguard Its commanding position by preparing for an adequate and pure supply of water to meet the needs of the future? Don't strike at our Industrial growth at the moment when our prospects nre the brightest, when our fame is most widespread, and when the factor of water Is so vital in our competition with other localities. HOLDS CONFIDENCE IN EXPERTS' REPORT. "I am willlnc- to trust Vi . perts. It Is unthinkable that these f men General Goethals, with whom I came Into personal-con tact as a member of congress, and of the committee handling canal legislation during the years that the Panama canal was building; or William Mulholand would affix their signatures to a report so vital to our future, and the future of. our children, if they did , not feel convinced the it was the very best project for thi great and growing Eastbay region. Vote for the bonds and tho only serious handicap that menaces our future growth and prosperity will be removed." Charles Summers Young of the Post-Enquirer, declared that it was significant that while the newspapers ft Oakland might have their differences, that they were united on the subject of the water bonds. He pointed out that the Chambers of Commerce, the Merchants' Exchange, the labor organizations, the civic and the service clubs were as a unit in advocating the bonds. "The question which the voters are called upon to answer next Tuesday Is an exceedingly slmnlo one," he declared. "Do we In the Eastbay communities want pura mountain water or do we want tha filtered sewage of the Sacramento river? As it has been said, 'Perhaps It's a mere matter of taste.' Where do wo want to stand?-San Francisco and Los Angeles are our business and industrial rivals. Do we want to give them the upper hand? Our Eastbay, communities are now well on their way to second place in importance among the cities of California. When the word goes out that we have voted for the Mokelumne water, supply we will have started toward first place. UNDERCURRENT OP OPPOSITION SEEN.. "I want to warn you that there s an undercurrent against the bonds and I want to call upon you to exert every effort between now and Tuesday to see thnt the bonds carry, it would be nothing short of criminal to have them, full. Make sure that the issues are not confused j the minds of yor frlondi. Sell them the Idea nnd get them to the polls and see that they vote.'' Thompson declared that organized labor stood 100 per cent back of the bonds. "The men "and worn, en of organized labor are home owning folk." he said. "Accordingly an effort has been made to. make them think that their taxes will be Increased If tha bonds carry. This Is propaganda pure and simple and tho' rank and fllo of or ganized labor know and under stand this. I hope that ths other from Page I ) classes that go to make up this community understand It fully as well. Organized labor stands for municipal ownership of public utilities and organized labor is back of the water bonds to a man. I think I am safe In saying that it is one of the few projects to be voted upon at the polls upon which organized labor- will vote as a solid unit." Arthur r. Davis, engineer and general manager Eastbay Municipal Utility District, said: "The source Anally selected, after careful compaction. Is the Mokelumne river, to be utilized by the construction of a high dam a few miles- above the village of Lancha Plana. Such a dam would store about 200,000 acre feet of water and would raise" the level of the reservoir to an elevation where It would overflow and naturally di vert into Jackson creek, tributary of Dry creek. Below Us Junction with Dry creek is a fine reservoir site which might nt reasonable cost bo built to a capacity of more than 1,000,000 acre feet. It would thus be feasible to make a practically complete conservation of the waters of the Mokelumne river at Dry creek and thu provide water for the satisfaction of all prior lights in thn valley of the river and to greatly extend such uses. The project, therefore, would assist and stimulate the development of irrigation and be free from legitimate criticism in its relation to local Interests. "Recognizing this fact, the city of Stockton hag voluntarily withdrawn her own water tiling in order to clear the way for the construction of this project. "The water would be brought in pressure pipes from the Lancha Plana reservoir to the service reservoirs in the district and used without nitration. The basin is practically devoid of settlement or other development, and, being included in nalional forests, will never be settlod and will remain unpolluted for alllnie. , "It is difficult to exaggerate the Importance Industrially, and In the reputation of this district, of having an abundant supply of pure, soft mountain water. SYSTEM WILL BE . BUILT IN THREE UNITS. "The system planned will be built In throe units. The storage i eservolr' and the tunnels will be built large enough to provide the district' with 20U.000.OUO gallons daily. , The long pipeline, which Is the most expensive portion of the project, will be at first built to a capacity sufficient to deliver 60,-000,000 gallons daily, and when an additional supply Is required an additional pipeline will be built paralleling the first, with a capacity of 75.000,000 gallons daily. When this becomes insufficient a third line conveying 75,000,000 gallons daily will be built, making a total of 200,000,000 gallons daily. In this way It is possible to postpone the expenditures for the second and third units and to save the ihter-est on these Investments. "The reservoir and lirst unit of development are estimated to cost $39,000,000. The second and third units, when required, will each Involve an expenditure of about $20,-000,000. making a total development of $79,000,000. which will deliver water enough to supply a population of nearly 2,000,000. "It Is estimated that the mountain water can be delivered into reservoirs now serving the district within a period of four years from the time construction begins. Delays in such delivery may possibly occur from legal difficulties, but these are not expected, and it may be regarded as a certainty that within four years we can have the mountain water, though it may require some months beyond this to complete the reservoir to its ultimate height. "This project will bring pure water to the district In less time and for leses money than any other project proposed." Dry Leader Lauds His Running Mate VIRDEN, 111., Oct. 30. Herman P. Farls of Missouri, prohibition candidate for president, told audiences here and at Carllnville today that his running mate. Miss Marie C. Brehm of California, "is the peer of any candidate now running, although she doesnf wear a skull cap or smoke an upside down pipe." illMlfis Brehm was for five years Illinois president of the W. C. T. V. "Both dominant parties," Faris declared, "are still dominated by the wet interests." MR. CUFF MISKA Salesman For Skin Cream Learns How To Clear Up . Pimply Complexion .'Mr. Cliff Miska, of 59S Ninth Avenue, Astoria, L. I., writes: "I was a salesman of creams for .healing pirn- ?les, blcm slics, etc., but when my acc broke out' with blotches, pimples, and blackheads I tried one salve after another , with no permanent results. I found it as impossible to sell skin cream as a bald headed man finds selling hair tonic Finally I decided I would have to get at the cause the blood. 1 was amazed to find that within a few days after taking Carten's Little Liver Pills, . my skin took on a new healthful look, blemishes started to disappear, and I felt like a new person all around. Now I know what to do when 1 have a pimply akin, you bel" This old reliable remedy treats such complaints in a safe way. It has been used all over the world for 67 vears. -i 25c at All druS ,ofe,--'' ' TYPHOID TRACED JO RIVER WATER "BY SACRAMENTO Health Officer Tells Davis . of Many Cases He Found. Further proof of the polluted nature of the waters of e Sacramento river Is found In a letter received today by Arthur P. Davis, chief engineer and general manager of the East Bay Municipal Utility District from W. J. Hanna, M. D health officer of Sacramento, In which ho tells how many cases pf typhoid fever have been traced to the waters of that river. Bavls declared that thlB provides a strong argument against the Eastbay cities ever, attempting to use water from Rio Vista, and urged the public to vote for the Mokelumne wa er bonds next Tuesday. Dr. Hanna's letter follows: "During the year 1920 sixty-four cases of typhoid fevor were reported to the health department, of which number sixteen -o from inside sources, and eleven of this number were caused from drinking Sacramento river water; this condition occurred in aplte of the fact thut as much as five pounds of chlorine to the million gallons were used. "in Vital Statistics for August, 1920 you will note what the health department had to contend with in regard to the pollution of the Sacramento river, and the city - extremely fortunate in avoiding an rildemlc of typhoid fever. "Chlorlnutlon is certainly .educing the ii mber of typhoid fever cases, but our 1 20 experience shows that thispuse is not an absolute preventative on account of the difficulties of Bterilizlng such a large volume of water. Ralph Hil-scher, director of the bureau of sanitary engin ring, Berkeley, made an elaborate reptrt on the w'tcr condition in Sacramento last summer, which was a great assistance to the health officer in handling the "l'Oblem." Given On r igures Water Project Cost The right of way for the Mokelumne Kiver water project for the Eastbay will cost $770,000, and purchase of the necessary water rights will cost an additional $4,-COO.000, according to a preliminary estimate by engineers in rhargeof the work, which was made public today. Other estimated costs include storage in the Lancha Plana reservoir, $6,000,000; tunnels, $3,175,-000; which, with otier details of construction, will bring the cost of the first unit up to $34,541,000. The second unit, according to these estimates, will cost $20,320,-000, and the third, $20,063,000, making a total of $74,924,000. , . Alameda Body and Safety Council Merge ALAMEDA, Oct. 30. Member ship in the local safety eoujicil hav ing reached 600, tho organization will nierye with the East Bay Safety council, according to de cision reached last night. The an nual report of the body, which was filed with Mayor Otio and signed bv Herbert D. Clark as president and H. C. Bennett s secretary. commended the city manager and chief of police for their successful efforts in reducing accidents. Berkeley Police to Chaperon Goblins BERKELEY. Oct. 30.- To guard against Hallowe'en pranks the en tire Berkeley police devartmeni wHl be on duty tomorrow night, according to orders . ifsued today by Chief August Vollmer. All children on the streets without adults after 9 o'clock will be taken into rlistodv. COFFEE PERCOLATORS I I Tm Sir of d J Grecian Urn Percolator Set One pf the most beautiful of the Westinghouse Percolator Sets. Paneled Seven-cup capacity, strong and durable with beautifully paneled sides. If your dealer cannot supply you have him order for you from the FOBES SUPPLY CO. 10th and Alice Sts., Oakland, Calif. Phon Lakeside 9610. E- RALLY SCHEDULED TOMORROW NIGHT Automobile Parade to Precede Wind-up Meeting at Auditorium. Forming at 7:30 at the city hall, a parade of automobiles filled with stalwart Republicans will escort tho distinguished speakers to the Municipal Auditorium theater' tomorrow evening, where the Alameda county central committee is to hold its big Coolldge and Dawes rally and so wind up with a brilliant finish the intensive campaign which has been under way for the past seven weeks. . Headed by a brass band, the parade-will move' south on Washington to Twelfth, east on Twelfth to Broadway, north on Broadway to Fourteenth, thence east on Fourteenth to the Auditorium theater. The speakers will be Senator Samuel M. Shortrldge of San Fran cisco, Joseph Scott of Los Angeles and Charles A. Magee of Oakland. Magee formerly lived in Wisconsin and was a friend and backer of the Socialist candidate. Joseph Scott is one of the eloquent speakers of tho southland. To the people of this county Senator Shortrldge needs no introduction. He Is famous for his clear arguments and his ability to hold his audience spellbound. This resume of the men who will talk to Alameda county tomorrow night was given by Edwin K. Strobridge, chairman of the county central committee, which is sponsoring the rally. The vice-chairmen of tho rally will be: W. G. Gannon, Edwin K. Strobridge, Frank W. ' Hally, Charles E. Armstrong, William Buntain, Harry N. Forrest, E. B. Clark, Mary B. Forest, John T. De-laney, Ida M. Blackmail, Blanche Morse, Emanuel George, Ilarry'A. Jiochert, L. M. Kins, Ernest G. Austin, H. Robert Anderson, N. T. Hempstead. George B, Cox, Gerald M. Lawler, Edward Hadlen, Will J. French, Elmer N. Nichols; W. T. Knightly. Ralph T. Boyd, Ernest .1. Probst, W. C. Allen, James W. Brougham. William F. Bilger, A. Vander Naillen Jr.. Edward J. Carey, Walter J. Taylor, Edward F. Hanna, C. A. Jackson, A-.L.. Perkins, Joseph S. Roderick, Frank J. Cummings, Charles William Bunta, W. E. Dean, R. J. Bird,' Edith M. Edwards, Freda M. Brown; Manuel A. Silva, Winifred H. Merrlman, J. Daley, Dr. John Louis Lohse, Harmon Bell, O. H. Fischer, Mrs. Duncan McDuffle, James Traverse, A. S. Lavenson, Mrs. Annie Little Barry, Hon. Frank Carr, Judge W. H. Donohue, Capt. John Tibbitts, Mrs. Frank Boren, ' Edward W. Engs, J. Cal Ewlng, M. J. Kelly, Joseph F. Carlston, Hon. A. .H. Breed, Wm. Nat Friend, George S. Pierce, M. C. Chapman, L B. Parsons, David Oliphant, Mrs. Frank Burckhalter, Frank J, Cummings, Hon. T. C. West, Dr. Charles A. Dukes, Louis Scheellne, Dr. Lillian Shields, Ralph Richmond, Chas. Gale, August Duck, Jos. M. Kelley, Hon. victor H. Metealf, Mrs. Wallace Alexander, Col. David P. Barrows, Mies Annie Florence Brown, Hon. George C. Pardee, Mrs. Aaron Schloss, R. B. Ayer, J. J. Allen Jr., Mrs. George A. Rigff. Joseph R. Knowland, Harry A. Mosher, C. D. Bates, Arthur W. 'Moore, Stuart S. Hawley, Sherman McDowell, E. H. Christian, Thos. Norris, W. E. Strel, Hon. Edgar S. Hurley, Charles R. Erwln, W. H. Noe, S. J. Donohue, If. C. .Capwell, Dr. .Pauline Nus-baumbe'r, Max Horwlnskl, Roscoe D. Jones, Mrs. Wra. Nat Friend. E. J. Carey, Mrs. F. V. Vollmer, Wm. Fitzmaurice, Hon. J.. H. MacLaf-ferty, A. J. La Coste, J. V. Eccles-ton, Fred E. Reed, Horace P. Brown, Mrs. L. G. Leonard, Fred T. Wood, Ivor Williams, W. H. Parker, Edgar ,H. Barber, L. G, Reno, Roy S. Milligan, Mrs. R. E. Danford, George G. Prytz, Norman De Vaux, Charles L. Smith, H. F. Morrish. F: E. Caldwell. Percolator This Style Coffee percolator is especially attractive. Extra fine finish. Reasonably priced. 01 DAWES Barrows and Pardee Urge Bonds for Pure Water In ifour- big meetings yesterday. Col. Barrows and Dr. Pardee continued their active campaign to acquaint the citizens throughout the district with the real issues of the campaign. Beginning' at a noonday meeting of 300 employees of the Durant Star motor plant near the San Leandro end of the district. Col. Barrows made a strong case for bonds for bringing in Mokelumne water, urging the men In the interest of their own welfare to support the project for municipal ownership of a water supply. He pointed out that only through securing an adequate supply of water could the values of their own homes and the growth of our industrial plants be maintained. He also emphasised that through municipal ownership great savings could be effected through saving in interest paid on borrowed money and in the saving of the heavy taxes paid by the East Bay Water company and which the district would not have to pay. In the afternoon at Unity-hall In Berkeley, before a large meeting of the Berkeley Center of the California League of Women Voters, all the candidates for the utility district presented their appeals in four-minute speeches. Prof. Samuel C. May spoke in the Interest of Col. Barrows, pointing out his many years of public service and his superb training and ex perlence for handling this huge water project. FOR MOKELUMNE PROJECT. Former Governor George C. Pardee spoke as follows: "Why am I a candidate? Frankly and bluntly, this is the story: "I have always favored a public-owned water-supply for tho East-bay, and helped wage many an unsuccessful battle looking to that end. I helped pass the law that makes this district possible, and also helped to organize the district. I am for the bonds and the Mokelumne. But. going about the district before and ' after the Mokelumne was proposed. I found many people In all walks of life, in all parts of the district, who said that they were in favor of public ownership and the Mokelumne, but thattney would vote against any bond issue, if there were nobody but certain members of the present board of directors to vote for. "The Justice or injustice, the wisdom or the folly of these voters cuts no figure; they are a condition and not a theory. There are and were so many other voters who said that they were opposed to public ownership, or to all but this or that or the other one of a half dozen sources of supply, that It appeared certain that the bonds and public ownership woyld oe both defeated if certain members of the present board had no opponents. "I was Importuned to become a candidate, but peremptorily refused. However, I busied myself trying to find someone else to run. For various reasons, want of time, 111 health, refusal to submit to the unpleasantnesses of running for office nobody would run. So, I decided to do It myself, hoping thereby to Induce at last a few of the negative-minded voters to change their minds and vote for the bonds. These are the reason and the only reasons why I am a candidate. BOTH INDEPENDENT. "Finally, let me say that I re sent, as entirely and maliciously false, the more than Insinuations that have been semi-publicly and privately made that I am the candidate of thei East Bay Water company, or was Induced to become a candidate .by anybody connected. with the company or representing It, or by anybody who Is opposed to Every Person Benefited By This Achievement JQ O powW. shortage in P. the spirit G. and E. territory de- among the spite the long drought; service provided for every new consumer; a twelve per cent increase in demand supplied ; and all without any increase in rates; that is the an-nouncement made with justifiable pride by the P. G., and E. For that result, so important to every industry and home, we thank our devoted and efficient organization, comprising 11,600 employes, always on their toes, guided by initiative and foresight, and ambitious to maintain the. unfailing standards of, Pacific Service. ', .... " But the result could hardly have been achieved without PACIFIC: GAS AND public - ownership - of - the - Mokel umne, or by anybody other, than myself for the reasons stated. And I am quite sure that Colonel Barrow's candidacy is as independent as my own. "As for telling you about myself, I had much rather leave the recital of my few virtues and my many faults to those who know me better than I know myself, to my friends and those whom I can not catalogue as such." In the evening both Col. Barrows and Dr. Pardee addressed a large meeting in Alameda at the council chambers In the city hall. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Barrows-Pardee club of Alameda, of which E. S. Babue is president and Frank W. Hally is secretary. VEARS OF EFFORT. Col. Barrows detailed the years of effort that had been necessary to secure tho passage by the state legislature of the enabling utility district act of 1915. on which our present amended act was founded. He brought out that as one of the pioneers In the movement for municipal ownership of our water supply, his work started In 1912 when he was president of the Berkeley City club. Through that active organization, he continued to work on the water problem, and in 1914 as .chairman of the executive committee of sixty-two improvement clubs and civic organizations throughout the Eastbay, he was instrumental In the drafting, and later the successful passing of the measure that became known as the Utility District Act of 1915. By reason of his pioneer work on the water problem, he stated, he was greatly . Interested at this time to do all he could if elected to help carry out In a big constructive way thfs project which is the biggest enterprise the Eastbay will have to, develop In this generation. INCREASED SAVING. Dr. Pardee developed the point that the district would effect a large and yearly increasing saving by bonding itself for its gwn supply. Instead of leaving it to the privately owned water company. Following the Alameda meeting, Col. Barrows made a brief address before the Oakland Carmen's union at Castle hall. He' emphasized to them, as In his other addresses, the vital Importance of supporting the proposal for the district to own Its own water supply. Both Col. Barrows and Dr. Pardee will continue their active speech making until the campaign closes. In spite of the distraction due to the presidential campaign, both speakers note a growing interest in the vitally Important water Erb'em as evidenced by the many questions asked at all their public meetings. The public is becoming aroused to the need of big men for this huge Job. . Realty Body Officer To Report Conclave BERKELEY, Oct. 30. A report on the annual convention of the State Real Estate Association at Pasadena this year by Secretary Eugene E. Stephenson, Berkeley's delegate, will feature the next 'regular meeting- of the Berkeley j Realty Board Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the Chamber of Commerce rooms on Allston way. The resumption of the regular , weekly luncheons has again been postponed until November 10, as the result of difficulty' in deciding on a place of meeting. The next j luncheon speaker will be Kellogg Van Winkle, president of the city planning commission. His subject will be "Zoning," a question of vital concern to the realtor. of California who, for the sake of the public service, fed! one another from time to- time with surplus power, so that not a kilowatt of current , went to waste. An important factor was ... the diversity of demand in the wide territory served by. the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the largest hydro-electric companies in the United States, drawing power from numerous sources. No single plant,' serving one community, : : could have met the situation. A true servant of the pub- i lie the P. G. and E., whose 30,000 owners are nearly all Californians. ELECTRIC COMPANY, TARIFF AIDS Ml ' STATE INDUSTRIES E Secretary Says California 1$ in Need of Constructive Ideas of Coolidge. LOS" ANGELES. Oct. 30. America, progressive in business, in tha advancement of science and industry, in the building of homes and cities, and in social thought and political ideals, demands a new test of Its political candidates a test of who is constructive. Declaring that the "usual stage makeup" of political campaigns with Its clamor over who is a ralcal and who a reactionary worn and ob viously out of date, Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce, In his address here last night, spoka for the constructive statesmanship of Calvin Coolidge and called upon California to stand by the man and the party who have Insured prosperity here by tariff protection to the slate's rich and diverse crops. "We must stick to tho practical and reject the impractical," ha said. "And the beating of tomtoms, throwing of mud. malice and hate and lies, slinging of phrases and slogans are no contribution to national advancement. Furthermore each section of the United States must examine these proposals in relation to its own Problems, for thus, only, can it test the truth from Its own daily experience." "STREET" AGAINST TARIFF. In this light. Secretary Hoover, examined the tariff question with its saving effects upon California agriculture. After calling attention t ostatement of La Follette aand Davis the the Fordney tariff was the product of "Wall Street and a citadel of privilege, 'the speaker said: "It is a curious fact, known to every stuent of economnics, that Wall Street is for free trade, and everyono who wishes to examln the question has only to study the three or four dally and wekly journals which emanate from that center. Wall Street certainly has na Interest in keeping up the tariff on California products. If there Is any 'citadel that will maintain this protection to every one of California's fundamental ndustries, I am for California keeping her representation In that citadel. "Let us make no mistake as to what this means to the people of (jaiiiornia. caurornia s prouuciion of agricultural commodities, protected by Republican tariff, amounts to $440,000,000 annually out of a total .of $448. 000,000 of California's annual agricultural produce. Articles which are free of duty represent the large majority of what the farmer buys, The truth Is. that 'this is an act to Increase the price of everything tha California farmer sells and reduce the price of what he buys.' If there is a citadel the California farmer is sitting in the middle of it.' The competition of California are In the Mediterranean and th great market for California agricultural lies within 500 of the Atlantic seaboard. "It is that market, in the congested populations of tha United, States, that makes the prices for California produce. Of the fruit shipped by California, 63 per cent goes there. Yet transportation from the heart of the Mediterranean to the heart of that market Is less than from California, "Removal of the tariff means to California poorer schools: It means poorer homes: It means larger burdens and longer hours of labor; It means the degradation of our Tipnnlo." of co-operation power companies HOOVER XPL S

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