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DRIVING CLUB
PLANS BIG CARD
—————— /
EIGHT EVENTS SCHEDULED
FOR TUESDAY
— • X
WILL BE FAREWELL MEET AT
' AGRICULTURAL PARK
Arrangements Are Made with Owners
of Santa Anita Park for Use •
of That Racing
Plant
The Los Angeles Driving club has
arranged its banner meet of the season j
for Washington's birthday at Agri- !
cultural park, when eight, events are;
to make up the program. As this may \
be the last meet for some time, with
the possible exception of a meet on
St. Patrick's day, the club officials |
have extended themselves to make the ,
last racing on that track, which is the ]
landmark of the first racing days in
Southern California, and which is dcs- ;
tined to be torn away on the first of
April, a fitting farewell to that mile
course, which has furnished such good j
sport in the past.
Until the completion of the new race
course, with the other improvements
planned for Agricultural park, and to
occupy the southern portion of that
acreage, the Los Angeles Driving club
will hold Its meets at the Arcadia
track, arrangements having been made
ulready to that effect.
s. The entries and events of Tuesdays
meet are as follows:
First race, match race—Alcar.ar, I*. .T. Chris
topher owner. C. Sadler driver; J. W., J. W.
Snowden owner ana driver.
Second race, 8:80 trot—Lenora M., R. O. More
head owner and driver; California Hoy, L. E. j
McLcllan owner and driver; Bonnie Ted. D.
W. Thomas owner and driver; Julie Clay,
.Xesmith & ■ Sons owners, William Nesmlth
Third race, 2:23 tret—Armes, Joe Wllllanw
owner and driver; Ranch" del Paso. L,. J.
Christopher owner. 11. T. Hewett driver; Doc
tor Mayo. John Haker owner. C. W. Thompson i
driver; Wick! Wlckl, W. J. Durfeo owner and I
driver
Fourth race, 2:30 pace—Dotty, Charles Hm- |
barter owner and driver; Halbert, .7. C. Mosh- I
r r owner, Alex Blair driver; Colonel Mac, L. I
K. McLellan owner and driver; Blanche. W. I
<! Durfea owner. C. W. Berry driver.
Fifth race, 2:20 trot— Sea Girl, Charles Llne
bargor owner and driver; Paul W., Porter
Brothers owner, John Baker driver; Directum
Psmra, C. . W. Lawrence owner, W. G. Durfee ;
'"sixth race, £:25 pace—Hal Me. J. W. McClaln I
owner and driver; Zomwolsey, B. E. Shir- j
wood owner, W. O. Durfeo driver.
Seventh race, exhibition to boat 8:10 pacing— i
Lady Me. James Stevart owner, J. W. Mc-
Claln driver.
KiKhth —Novelty.
The features of this last event as
yet have not been divulged, but it is
assured that it will be a fitting cli- ;
max to the day's good card.
Judges—C. A. Canfleld. L. J. Christopher and j
William Garland. Timers—W. A. Kewberry,
Edward LJoyd and Godfrey Fritz. Announcer
—Henry Berry. Starter—E. J. Delorey.
BLUE AND WHITE IS
GREATLY HANDICAPPED
Loss of Dawson and Geissler Proves
Serious, Materially Lessening
Their Chances to Beat
Claremo'nt
When tho Los Angeles high school I
track squad tries conclusions with Po- I
mona on the Claremont field next Sat- j
urday afternoon they will be hand
icapped by tho los of Don Dawson and ,
i telssler, and with these two crack ath- :
letes out of It their hope of annexing
another victory dwindles to one chance
in a thousand. With their beat candi
dates In the field, tho high school won
from Occidental by the narrow margin
of five point, and lost to the University
Of Southern California. Now, with two ;
him h point winners as Dawson and
Geissler out of it, and slacking up \
against so strong a team as the Clare
monters, the high shool boys assuredly i
are up against it light. Coach Noble, j
although hoping for a victory, said last i
night; . I
"We hardly expect to win, but we do
intend to make a good showing. Gelss
ler. dropping from the squad for the re
mainder of the season, is a hard loss to |
overcome, and Don Dawson, competing i
in the Hotel Virginia tennis tourna
ment at Long Beach next Saturday,
will make, I am afraid, our attempt to
wrest a victory from the Claremonters
a rather weak one. We hardly expect
'"Nevertheless, the blue and white
squad Is going Into the meet sturdy of
heart and with the right spirit.
IMPERIAL VALLEY OIL AND
COTTON COMPANY FORMED
EL CKNTRO, Feb. 16.— Seventy-five
Imperial valley cotton growers met at
Xl Centro today and organised the Im
perial Valloy OH and Cotton company,
with a capital of $150,000, in shares of
$15 each. Shares are to be issued only
to growers Of cotton in payment o£
seed at the rate of $15 a ton.
No stock is to be sold for cash, but
with the cotton seed pledged by grow
ers in payment for stock the company
will be enabled to raise funds for the
election of cotton seed oil mill, operate
••Ins and warehouses. The company Is
to be operated by growers for their own
exclusive benefit, and no others may
become shareholders. Estimates place
the cotton acreage in Imperial valley
at from 20,000 to 30,000 acres, and the
bulk of this was represented at this)
meeting and $24,000 of stock was sub
scribed. Directors for the new compa
ny are: Joseph K. Ix>ftus, Los Angeles;
X X Wills, Brawley; H). E. Bennett,
Calexico; CJ. Carter, El Centro; I. L.
Viond, Holtville; I* F. Larnsworth,
Imperial; 1.. E. Srack, Heber; Ira
\ten El Centro; A. F. Andrade, repre
senting Interests In Mexico. Steps will
be taken at once to forward plans for
the erection of oil mill and warehouses
at El Centro.
SANTA MONICA BEER WAR
STARTED BY BREWERIES
SANTA MONICA, Feb. 16.— Following closely
upon the agitation against the high prices of
food stuffs, a "beer war" has been started by
agents of rival breweries selling their product
here. The agents in the last two days have
slashed their prices considerably, and If the
same proportion is continued for a week beer
may be obtained practically for a song.
The war Is said to have been caused by the
attempt of a brewery heretofore not repre
sented in the local field to dispose of goods
here Consumers of beer are raid to be hus
banding their spare change with the Intention
of laying in a large supply when the price
reaches a lower figure. ,
PRESS COMPANY TO BUILD
RIVERSIDE, Feb. 16.—The Press Printing
company has purchased 43 feet adjoining .Its
building on the east. This gives the company
73 feet on Eighth Btret. The consideration
was J10.600. ' There la. a one-story building-on
the property, which was secured partly for
"Investment and partly to provide for futuro
r-xpmii'lon. More substantial buildings will be
greet' don the 10t.., . . .
WINTER BASEBALL
JAMES C. REINHART, mogul in
chief of the schoolmasters' ball
team, has released a schedule for
, the first part of his series as follows:
West Jefferson Street Merchants at Ag
, l ieultural park FeDruary 20; U. S. C.
Law school, February 22, at Chutes
park; San Pedro high sctiool at San
Pedro February liG; Long Beach high
! school at Long Beach March 0; Comp
ton high school at eompton March V;
Echo Park at Echo park March ltf.
These games have been arranged pro
viding tne principals do not enter the
j Tri-CUy league.
Arrangements were made late last
night with Manager Hogan of tne hard
hitting Teddy Bears to try conclusions
Wasaington's birthday with the fast
Itedondo team on the Kedondo Beach
Held. The Bean will receive 60 or 40
per cent of tho Kate receipts. Both
' teams will put up a fair exnibitlon of.
the national game, as two of tne best
i twirlers in Southern California, will be
pitted against each other In Babe Has
kell and Seaton.
Manager Jack Wade of the national
homo at Santa Monica desires to make
arrangements for a game with a ftst
team for Saturday afternoon. Any
club desiring a game can complete ar
rangements by calling today at 210
Lissner building and seeing Red Per
kins.
Two baseball games have been ar
ranged for the Union Hardware and
the Oil Well Supply company and the
Echo Parks and the Alhamhra team.
The first game will be contested at
Jack Doyle's pasture and the second at
Alhambra.
Jack Doyle of tho "Vprnon Diamond
last night gave out Ifie information
that he would place bleachers on the
outer diamond for the accommodation
of the fans who patronize the games in
the Saturday afternoon league. Water
also will be piped to this diamond and
the field placed In first-class condition.
Santa Barbara, champions of the
California Winter league series, has
received from the Goldsmith sporting
goods firm a felt pennant with a silk
trimming. On the face of the pennant
is a representation of a ball player in
action, with the Inscription "Cham
pionship California Winter league
series. Won by Santa Barbara," Tho
size of the pennant is 4%x5V4.
Percy Halbritor has gone into part
' nership with George M. Ward in the
j agency of the Goldsmith firm, and with
I such a bright young athlete this firm
i should prosper in the sporting line
j among the interscholastic ranks in
! Southern California.
Crowley and Ballinger would like to
get on with some good team as a bat
tery for Washington's birthday. Call
10211 on the Home phone or answer
through The Herald.
There was no meeting of the Inter
urban league lost night a« scheduled,
owing to a vital question regarding a
player, and on this account the next
meeting will be held next Wednesday
evening at 1037 South Broadway.
Catcher Crittenden and Third Base
man Newland of the McCormlck club
are slated to enter professional ball
this summer in the middle west. These
two boys have been making good in
the semi-professional ranks and will
ho doubt show well in their new berth.
Herman Whltrow, the popular little
pitcher, has secured a position as
house man with McCormiek during the
week days, and will play with the
Westminster and the National Homo
team on Saturdays.
At tho meeting of the directors of
the Southern State league last night at
210 Lissner building, the Dyas-Cllne
team resigned from tho organization
because this club was not receiving the
full benefit of the games promised them
in tho series. Tho sporting goods team
was compelled to lay off three Sundays
and when the directors asked them to
lay off again next Sunday Captain
Nallry withdrew his team from the or
ganization and stated hereafter he
would play independent ball. His team
is open for a game next Sunday. Call
Bill Goodman at Dyas-Cline for fur
ther information.
Two protests were presented and not
GARDEN GROVE MAN IS
BURIED IN COFFIN HE
MADE MANY YEARS AGO
GARDEN GROVE, Fob. IC—The funeral of
Thelisnier Orlando Wightman occurred yes
terday from the resldcnco, and the burial was
made at Alamltos cemetery.
Mr. Wightman had arranged every detail for
his funeral. His peculiar notion* have long
been a matter of Interest to hie neighbors. He
awaited death for many years, although up
and around each day. More than forty years
ago he made his own coffin out of redwood.
It was at hia own request he wasr laid away
in the rough coffin ho had made bo many
years ago.
A simple funeral servlco was conducted, his
wife and hia youngest daughter being the
only relative! present, the daughter having
arrived from the east recently to care for tho
aged father. Another daughter and a son
reside in Ohio.
Mr. Wightm;m was 90 years old and arrived
in the little town of Garden Grove In 1884,
built himself a cottage in tho heart of the
village and had remained here since that
time. He kept a diary since 1847 and a re
ligious Journal was started, but wus left un
finished.
For sixty years he had not taken any med
icine and only ate two meals a day and a
great part of tho time only one meal was
taken. He ate no meat, but only ground
wheat, olives, goat milk and sugar.
The above diet, Mr. Wightman stated, was
tho cause of hia living so many years.
FORMER SEN. ANOROUS DIES
POMONA, Feb. 16.—Tho death of former
Stato Senator Major S. X. Androus occurrej
at his home here early this morning after
an illness of several months, part of which
time he was confined to his bed. Major
Anilrouß came here with hia family from
Detroit, Mich., over twenty years ago. He
has owned several ranches here, whew he
has -been prominent In public life. Ho was
successively elected to the California etate
assemhly and to tho senate, representing
his district for several terms. Later he
was in>^t master here. Major Androus was
a veteran of tho Civil War. a member .of
the Loyal Legion and of the Maeonlc order.
The deceased wan 73 years old, and la sur
vived by a widow and three sons. Lewis S..
H. Brown and Harold H.. all of this city
Funeral services will be held here on Fri
day afternoon at 2 o'clock.
PROTESTS AGAINST JETTIES
SANTA MONICA. Feb. IB Repeating the
protest of the city council against the con
struction of the proposed Jetties at HoMtster
avenuo and Ocean front. City Attorney Taft
today sent a formal communication to Lieuten
ant I.*ecls, local engineer for the war depart
ment. The city attorney's protest is based
upun the grounds that the construction of tho
Jetties will interfere . with navigation, which
Includes the operation of pleasure and fishing
boats her* 1. Favorable action on the protest is
expected to bo token by tho department.
VENICE MOVING PICTURE TAKEN
VENICE, Feb. 18.—A moving picture com
pany had a theatrical. troupe at Venice today
going through various scenes In a play which
Included among Its features Venetian canals,
gondolas and bridges,' a happy setting I for
which Is to be found here. The sight of a
score if I actors In ancient Italian costumes
parading the shores of canals, - dashing fran
tically across bridges and riding peacefully in
gondolas attracted a large crowd of citizens. :,
XOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORIfING, FEBRUARY 17. 1910.
allowed. The first was from the cap
tain of the Santa Monica club on the
ground that Andy Briswalder did not j
receive his official release from the i
Whlttler team, and the second by j
James Davis of San Pedro on the ■
ground that Edward Halght had not
his release from Long Beach.
The signed contract of Elmer Criger,
the southpaw pitcher drafted from |
Jackson in the South Michigan league,
was received yesterday by Hen Berry. |
Manager George M. Ward of the
Santa Barbara club will stage a series j
of two games next Saturday and Sun
day on the Santa Ana field. On Satur
day for the Channel City club Schafer
and Whaling will be the battery and
for Santa Ana Hendricks and Meats
will be in the points. Sunday's con
test will see Walter Johnson of the
Washington club and Meats respec
tively as pitcher and backstop for the
celery team, and Hunt, who goes to
the Sacramento club, and Whaling will
officiate for the others.
Walter Johnson, who is wintering at
Fullerton and playing on the Santa
Ana team, has made a remarkable
record for himself in the strikeout col
umn, having fanned sixty-eight men
in the six games in which ho- has
twirled. . :
Frank Abbot desires to hoar from
Jack Wade regarding playing the ini
tial station for the Soldiers' home
team, on Saturday afternoon. Abbot
can be reached by calling Boyle 825, or
through The Herald.
The Tufts-Lyon club will play the
Gateway team next Sunday on the
Dolgeviile diamond. A good contest
should develop, as the clubs are evenly
matched.
Catcher Ray Wiesel of the Covlna
team reports the loss of his mitt, and
would be pleased to have the same re
turned.
Wachob, catcher of the Pasadena
team, has been approached by Dan
Tobey, representative of the Nebraska
Indians, and will In all probability be
with that team this season if he re
ceives the consent of his parents.
Mike Bell, a new arrival from the
east, desires to get on as" shortstop
with any club. Bell played with the
Passaic team of New Jersey and is
said to be fast. Write Bell, 132 South
Olive, or answer through The Herald.
George Reeves, a local semi-profes
sional, may be given the opportunity
of making good playing the half way
station with the Vernon club this sea
son. Rumor has it that Hogan has
told this promising inflelder to report
for practice. Reeves is president of
the Southern State league and is con
nected with one of the clubs In that
organization. " /
The Directories ball team desires a
game for Sunday afternoon. Call Ab
bott, Boyle 825, or answer through The
Herald. '. _
Fred Snodgrass and Artie Shafer,
connected with the New York Nation
als will leave in the course of a few
days for training quarters. Both lads
were here with semi-professional
teams a year ago and advanced rap
idly into big company.
N Arrangements were made yesterday
for the Tiger ball nine to play the
Covina team on the country diamond
next Sunday. ' - . „ \
Grand Avenue All-Stars is the name
of a new Saturday organization that
has entered the field and Is open for
challenges 6- rail ' F3145 or answer
through The Herald.
Tonight the City league will convene
fe^ue" B^meeS w!l7be Th r eldC'£
210 Lissner building.
Downey baseball team wants a game
for next Sunday, the Directories pre
ferred Call Home phone 57 at
Downey. .. j ■
The "Hat Box" ball team is the lat
esTtddUlon Centering a bal. club In
through The. Herald. .
LONESOME LOON SAVED
FROM OILY FATE BY
AUTOMOBILE PARTY
OCEAN PARK, Feb. 16.—With its
webbed feet hopelessly stuck together
with petroleum, into which it unluckily
swam, a poor lonesome loon was found
by an automobile party from tins city
this afternoon a short distance south
of the long wharf. The bird was seen
struggling on the beach unable to walk
OIFor some time a coating of oil has
been noticed on the water in the vicin
ity of tho long wharf. It is thought
to have seeped through from the land.
When any of the sea fowl happen into
the oil it invariably results in their
The loon'was placed in the automo
bile and brought to this city. The im
portance of the automobile in rescue
work was again demonstrated, when
the gasoline tank was opened and a
quantity of the liquid utilized to re
move the oil from the loon. When this
■was accomplished the loon was taken
to the beach and set free, whereupon
it made a bee line in the direction of
the Mallbu. _
ORATORIO SOLOISTS SECURED
RIVERSIDE, Feb. 16.—Tho following solo
ists have been secured for the presentation or
the oratorios of "The Messiah" and fell-
Jah " which will be given here next month:
Frank C» Collier, bass, soloist tn the First
Church of Christ, Pasadena; J. B. Pou In,
tenor, choirmaster of the Temple Bart st
church, Los Angeles; Miss Kle Julie Chr »
tin, nololst of the West Lake Methodist
church, I.o» Angeles, and Mrs. GiiUford btad.
den. soprano, soloist of the First Methodist
church also of Los Angeles. Ray H. Hast
ings organist of the Writ Methodist church
of Los Angeles, will take part In the pro
duction.
BELIEVES LETTER A HOAX
SAN BERNARDINO, Feb. 16.—A mysterious
letter now In the hands of the sheriff, and
ostensibly written by the Highland bank rob
bers. Is puzzling the officers. The writer seeks
to give the Impression that the men implicated
in the robbery are all residents of the valley,
and challenges the officers to make a capture.
He states that he had two pals and that each
secured as his share 1500. Th« handwriting
plainly U disguised. The letter may be merely
a hoax, but the sheriff in investigating. It
wan sent to the city marshal at Redlands.
NATIONAL
AUTOMOBILE CO.
. Distributors, 1230-1188 So, Olive St.
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AUTO TRACK IS
GIVEN TRYOUT
MANY MACHINES TEST MOTOR
DROME'S STRENGTH
WORK BEING RUSHED ON NEW
RACE COURSE
Motorists Now Visiting Florida to
Participate in Speed Contests
Will Be Drawn to Lot
Angeles
"All roads may lead to Rome," but
certain it is that every auto entnuslast
who left Los Angeles going beachward
yesterday morning was bound for the
site of tne new motordrome at Del Key,
and at noon there were more "Romans"
of the auto racing gam* gathered to do
honor to Manager Muscovies, Jack
Prince and otner promoters of this
additional attraction for Los Angeles
than ever graced a similar preliminary
opening event in the history of auto
mobiling; for it was on the invitation
of the motordrome management that
this crowd of more than a hundred as
sembled to inspect and test the work
already done on the great enterprise.
It is just eight days since the first
active work of construction was begun,
and the working force of nearly ZOO
men has thu frame work up on four*
fifths of the mile circular track the
staging all placed for the grand stand
(md bleachers, and a goodly portion of
three-eighths of a mile of the timbered
part of the track in readiness for use—
which was later demonstrated by act
ual tests participated in by sixteen ma
chines. - There can be no doubt as to
tho stability of the structure, for with
in a space of 130 feet long by 22 feet
wide these cars were massed for the
benefit of the newspaper photographers.
The combined weight of Uie machines
and occupants exceeded twenty-five
tons, which is a harder strain than any
portion of the track will have to bear
In speed contests. The entire track
when finished will have a width of for
ty feet framework and forty feut dirt
track, and will be absolutely the fastest
and safest track in America. The pre
diction is freely made by every man
there yesterday that every race track
record will be broken on the motor
drome track.
The site for this great track and
aviation field is ideal. Situated just
far enough from the ocean to got full
benefit of the ocean breezes, and the
grand stand is so placed that patrons
can enjoy the marine view in the in
terim between heats. The railroad fa
cilities furnished by the Los Angeles-
Pacific railway will be ample, and a
service maintained when races are on
that will caro for the largest crowds;
for it is to be remembered that the ca
pacity of tho grand stand is 15,000 and
the motordrome field will accommodate
20,000 more.
To still further impress one that the
projected motordrome is a magnificent
structure, it will require 3,000,000 feet of
lumber and one and a half carloads of
nails in the construction, and as the
major portion of the material is on the
grounds, the work will be rushed to
completion.
Many Cars on Hand
yesterday's demonstration at the mo
tordrome track was participated In by
the following cars: Isotta, Apperson
(two) Cole (two), Marmon, Modine,
Bulck.Franklin, Kline, E-M-P, Knox,
Autocar, Vlole, Sterling and Thomas
Flyer; some aa stripped ehasses, oth
ers in their full equipment, driven by
track veterans and loaded to full ca
pacity with auto enthusiasts of both
local and national reputation. In ad
dition to those who motored down, the
Los Angeles-Pacific railway tendered j
tho courtesy of a private car for press i
representatives and other invited
guests. The junket was in charge of
Mr. Fairall, secretary to the general
manager of the L. A.-P. railway, and
those occupying the car were Manager
Muscovies of the motordrome, Winfleld
Hogaboom of the Associated Press,
Frank Garbutt, Walter Hemphill, Geo.
B. Harrison, the famous drivers, RyaJl
and Soule, and several newspaper men.
As a glad-hander and entertainer
Manager Muscovies is par excellence,
A m.\r, ■% American Motor Car Agency,
Amcncan 12101212 south ohv o
American-Simplex. BtktasC"ey "KTSfSi.
k -1 Bekins-Corey Motor Car Co.,
AliuS Pico and Flowei
r» I-X---* California Automobile Co.,
V'dl.lOrnid Tenth and Main
Hnrric Bosbyshell-Carpenter Co.,
l/OITIS 1226-1228 South Olive
Hlirnrar Durocar Manufacturing Co.,
I/UI UvOI 929 South Los Angeles
FmitirA Munns Auto Co.,
Lllipil " 13S1 s outh Main
Fnr/I Standard Automobile Co.,
I 0111 Twelfth and Olive
Orodt Western 1130-1132 south onve
HalWay-lsotta Mot"Cat lmp°" Si o«™
I ana a a mar Factory Branch 804 So- olive-
LdllC OlOdlllCl j. A. Tuthill, Representative.
P^f jarxnn Pico Carriaee Co-
I dICI SUII Pico and Main
Patral Williams Automobile Co.,
I Cllvl 1806 South Mair
pll W. K. Cowan,
IXUITIUItT 1140-1142 South Hope
C, I; A. N. Jung Motor Car Co.,
OlcninQ 1213 South Main
Tsini'ic-f California Automobile Co.,
I OUllvSl Tenth and Main
1/ Ij Standard Automobile Ca,
Veil© Twelfth and Olive
f /intinrknf al Angelus Motor Car Co.,
UUniinulUdl 1242-1244 South Flower
Pi/lar I AU/ic Angelus Motor Car Co.,
mUUr-LuWIS 1242-1244 South Flower
and the good fellowship engendered be
tween dealers, drivers and the show di
rectorate by his affable, genial man
ner, after only a few weeks' acquaint
ance in the city. Is a guarantee of his
satisfying the public, in evvy race to
be held on the mammoth track. Fol
lowing tha inspection of the motor
drome all guests were invited to a well
ordered lunch at the Ship Hotel, Ven
ice, after which short speeches were in
order. Mr. lluacovics' frankness In
outlining the prospects and policy to
be observed by the management of the
motordrome carried conviction that the
auto racing game in Los Angeles would
at all times be without criticism, and
would enlist the hearty support of the
entire racing world. Prank Garbutt
gave an interesting resume of auto j
racing from the days of the old steam- ;
ers. Mr. Bush, as a director of the i
A. A. A., promised tho hearty support I
of that association. Mr. Hogaboom
spoke on the attitude of the press;
Messrs. Hemphill, Hamlin, Harroun
and others added their encomiums to
the general praises; and then it was up
to Jack Prince to give a full history I
of the motordrome enterprise, which |
was well received, and the credit for
the plan's inception was generously ac
corded to Mr. Prince. Jack, a blunt,
straightforward fellow, has been the
most consistent booster of motor and j
bicycle racing since tho first tracks j
were built. He himself has designed j
some of the fastest tracks In the world. I
As an apt illustration that persistent |
I application along one line will win, i
many remember when Mr. Prince first |
came to Los Angeles some fifteen years I
ago to ride against another champion j
bicycle rider, and but few at the motor- |
drome yesterday knew that his former i
champion competitor was driving nails i
in the planks of the track that Jack
Prince is building at Del Key today.
What tho motordrome will mean to
Los Angeles prosperity is not to be lost .
sight of. Many men of wealth who \
now spend their winters in Florida do i
so solely because attracted to the Or- j
monde races. Southern California, with
its more genial climate, will In future :
seasons divert sucli travel this way,
and more hotels will be necessary to i
properly caxe for such valued tourist
patronage.
It is now squarely up to the people of
Los Angeles to boost the motordrome, !
for its promoters have given tangible ,
evidence that every promise will be
carried out.
READY TO OPEN
BIG AUTO SHOW
Cars Must Be Moved in Tomorrow,
and Private View of Exhibit
Will Then Be Af.
forded
Where less than two short weeks
ago the soccer football players kicked
the ball over a barren field there has
grown a giant redwood forest of over
150 trees. Under the largest tent ever
erected In this country Los Angeles is
housing one of the most picturesque
woodland sights Californlans have
ever had the opportunity of seeing.
A mighty transformation has taken
place at Fiesta park, where the big
show of licensed automobiles Is to open
Saturday night, and the thousands who
visit the park at the opening or dur
ing the week following will see the
most beautifully decorated building or
park the city has ever known. Los
Angeles has become the city of big
things, and on such an enormous scale
is this automobile »how being con
ducted that it is already attracting na
tional attention. Manager J. S. Con
well has received hundreds of letters
and telegrams from eastern manufac
turers, and every detail of the show
will be watched with the greatest in
terest.
This has been a busy week at the
park and among the dealers who are
to exhibit. A crew of men worked all
last night putting down the carpet
which is to cover the entire 80,000
square feet of space, and by this morn
ing when the first of the exhibits are
moved In, the big arena will be ready
with the 1000-foot scene in place, every
tree and branch perfect and all the
lights in place.
Work of hanging tho signs started
yesterday and will be completed today.
Cars will all be in by tomorrow night,
when there will be a private exhibit
for members of the press.
i
I The Big
Auto
Show
LICENSE! CAES
Fiesta Park [
(Pico and Grand Avenue)
= OPENS =====
Saturday
See Giant Redwood Forest
See 200 Licensed Gars
School Children's Matinee
Feb. 22, Washington's Birthday
Admission This Date 12t06p.m. 25c
General Atalssioi - 50c
Thnreday Night sSg? $1
The Following Licens
ed Cars Will Exhibit
Atlas Marmon
Babcock Electric Mercer
Baker Electric Mitchell
Buick Mora
Cadillac Oakland
Carter Car Oldsmobile
Chalmers-Detroit Overland
Columbia Packard
Corbin n . c .
Palmer-Singer
Detroit and
Columbus Electrics Peerless
E. M. F. '30' Pierce-Arrow
Elmore Pope-Hartford
Everitt '30' Premier
Flanders 70' Pullman
Franklin Rapid Trucks
Glide Regal
Hudson Simplex
Jackson Steams
Knox Stevens-Duryea
Locomobile Stoddard-Dayton
Lozier Studebaker
Mathewson Thomas and Moline
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