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"YOU IX. CENTRAL SCHOOLS NEW EQUIPMENT .Secures Three More Teach ers and Additional Li brary and Apparatus Nearly All Last Year's Students to Return and Prospect Good for En rollment of Many New Ones — Gram mar Building to be Remodeled For . Central Union Institution. ) Preparations for the opening of tin; second year of the Central Union High School have been in progress during the past week. Prof. B. C. Nichol<, principal of the school, returned with his wife, on Friday of last week, after .a summer vacation spent in Los An geles and Long Beach, and he imme diately began the work of equipping the new school quarters for tne op ening of. the year's work on Septem ber 20. The school this year will be quar tered in tne old grammar school build ing on Commercial street. Six rooms will be available for the school this year, instead of three, as was the ■ case last year. A general rearrangement of the building Is in progress. The enclos- | ure of the west porch is being re- j moved. The main west room is to I be arranged for an assembly hall, ' which will seat sixty students. Wh.it was the east room is divided into two ! apartments, one for a chemical labora- I tory* and the other for a recitation i room. One room will be arranged for the principal's office, and the others • will be fitted for recitation rooms. Much New Equipment Much new equipment has been or dered and will be placed during the ensuing week. This includes outfits for the study of physics, botany and drawing, and the library has been nearly doubled. Seats for seventy , students have been ordered. ; .| A new feature, and one which will -doubtless prove highly popular, is to be added this year. Physical culture for girls is to be instituted on a basis of regular credits, with classes three times a week. ' It is planned to ar range shower baths and dressing rooms for the girls. This work will ( be in charge of Miss Foster, one of the new members of the faculty. This year Prof. Nichols will have an • entirely new corps of assistants, all of whom are specialists in their par- ' ticular lines of instruction. The school i will have six teachers. Prof. Nichols, whose last year's work I was so highly satisfactory to patrons j of the school, and who placed the' institution on an enviable basis, will j continue his general work of supervls- j ion and will teach mathematics. j Miss Sue M. Gregory, who comes from Monterey, wtfll leach English! and Spanish. Miss Gregory has bßen j in the high school work for two years j at Monterey and is a graduate of the University of California. Miss Eva hunter comes from Min nesota, and has had several years of service in high school work. She has taken post-graduate work In tho i University of California, and w!!l ! teach science here. Miss Helen V. Campbell, who will teach Latin and history, is a gradu- j ate of Pomona College and has taken a post graduate course at the Lelaud Stanford University. She Is a daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell of thin city. Miss Hilda Foster comes from 1 lad lock, Washington, and will teach mu sic and history. She Is a graduate of Leland Stanford University, and was - formerly a member of tho Board of Education of San Bcnito county in • this Stale. Miss Garnet ituo Davis, of this city. ~ will be special teacher of drawing. 'Official Popor of Imperial County and City of 131 Centro. EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909. reading and penmanship. She will al so he a special teacher In the El Cen tro grammar schools. Entrance Examinations Examinations for entrance to tho High School will be nerd In El Centro on September 15 and 16. These ex aminations will, cover the regular grammar school subjects as outlined in the Imperial County course of study, those who have completed the seventh grade work are entitled to take this examination. The prospect for a large attendance at the beginning of the second year of the Central Union High School Is gratifying. Nearly allf of last year's are to return, and many will enter from the grammar grades of I he seven districts which comprise this district. It is also certain that with the influx of newcomers this fall nu merous high school students will be added to the enrollment. Last year'i enrolment was forty-one. This year will doubtless bring an increase of 100 per cent, in the enrollment. The school will continue to parti cipation in the Inter- sonolistlc Ath letic League events, including base ball, tennis and track events. The outlook for an interesting season of athletic events is promising. Prof. Nichols will be pleased to meet any prospective students to give gen eral information about the school work, and may be found at his resi dence at the west, end of Broadway. YUMA COUNTY POOR FARM Five tracts have been offered the Board of Supervisors of Yunia county for a poor farm, and a board of ap praisers consisting of Nicholas Lar son, .1. M. Speese and J. R. Breedlove has been appointed. DELTA COMPANY WILL RUILD Plans Large Warehouse for Lots on Fifth Street, and Later May Erect Store on Front of Property. The Delta Implement Company, which has been an important factor in El Centro business circles since its establishment here less than a year ago, has plans for accommodat ing its increasing business which in clude the erection of a large ware house and later a store. During the ensuing fall the com pany proposes to erect on the east end of lots 1 and 2 of block 17, on Fourth street, between Main and Broadway, a warehouse which will cov roadway, a warehouse which will cov er the entire eastern half of the lots. The company has a lease for two years on the Blacklnton block, but eventually it expects to erect a store building on its Fourth-street front age. Trackage will be laid along the easterly end of these lots to facilitate the handling of shipments in large lots from wholesalers. The Delta Company, which has a branch store at Holtville, is now es tablishing a branch at Brawley, and has sent three carloads of implements to that |K?inl. I). 1.. Morrison is to be in charge of the Brawley branch. A PATRIOTIC SOCIETY It is probable (hat as soon as the people have returned from their suh; mer vacations steps will be taken to organize at El Centre n society which shall be auxilliary to the work of the Grand Army of (he Republic. It has been found that tho veterans of the Civil War In Imperial Valley are too scattered to make it practicable to keep up regular post meetings at any one point, hut it is believed that enough persons who huve heretofore affiliated with the Woman's Relief Corps or the Ladlos of the G. A. H. are located in thin vicinity to main tain a patriotic organization to which valley veterans mfiy add their mem bership. < HUNDRED-FOOT HIGH TOWER AND TANK Proposed Plans for Municipal Water System to Give a High Pressure Eight-Inch Distributing Main to be Tapped by Four-Inch and Six-Inch Laterals — Sixty- Four Fire Hydrants to be Located — Bond Election to be Called Soon. When the El Centro Board of City Trustees meets next Tuesday night it is expected that enough members will be back- from their summer vaca tions to adopt by tne required vote the ordinance calling election on a proposed bond issue for the acquiring of a municipal water system. As rapidly as possible the legal steps will be taken, and rt is hoped that the actual work of construction may be in progress by the first of the new year. The project includes the sinking of a test well at a point north of Rail road Avenue and between Fifth street and, the Southern Pacific railroad, in the immediate vicinity of the present settling basins. This well is to have a diameter of twelve inches at 1000 feet, if it proves necessary to go so far to get water. The general plans made by City Engineer H.-B. Pearson, Jr., are for a steel tank and tower 100 feet high to be located at the north end of Fifth street. The tank is to have a capacity of 125,000 gallons and will give a pressure of forty pounds to the square inch. The distributing system proposed,' and which will doubtless be adopted by the City Trustees, provides for an eight-inch main connecting with this tank and running south on Fifth street to the alle^ between Brighton avenue and Orange street. From this foin inch laterals are to extend through each alley east and west, except the alleys either side of Main street, and these are to have six-inch laterals ! These two six-inch laterals are to con- j verge at Fourth and Main streets and i to run east on Main street to 'l'hird street and north on Third street to Commercial and thence to Fifth street, connecting with the eight-inch main.! This distributing system will cover practically all of the townsite west of the Southern Pacific railroad, and it will also extend to the industrial district east of these tracks. A later al will also extend to the Central Hospital, on Sixth street. The plans also call for the location of fifty-four tire hydrants located in all sections covered by the distribut ing system.. At least two cement settling basins will be installed, and It is proposed to have these arranged so that they may be readily (lushed out. A system of chemically treating the water so as to secure the settling of sediment will probably be adopted. PERMANENT BARRACKS HERE. Captain of Salvation Army Planning For Erection of Hall and Work ers' Quarters in El Centro Capt. C. 1). Stiles, who has been in charge of the Salvation Army work in Imperial Valley towns since last January, with headquarters at 101 Cen tro, is maturing plans for the erectlou in this city of a permanent barracks, to Include a public hall and quarters for tho army workers. He Is making an appeal to valley citizens for aid in this enterprise, and hopes to be able to erect the build ing'this full. El Centro will continue to be the headquarters for the valley work, which will be carried in each of the valley towns. During the past two months Capt. SI lies has not conducted public meet ings, with the exception of the Sun day school, but with the return of the people from their summer vacations the regular work of the Army at all the valley towns will be resumed. Any person desirous of helping the Salvation Army in its enterprise of providing for its work a permanent headquarters can address Capt. Stiles at box 31, El Centro. ADDITION TO FACULTY The Imperial Valley Collegiate In stitute is to have a strong addition to its faculty the ensuing year. How ard H. Bliss is to be the fourth mem ber of the faculty. He comes from the engineering department of the University of California and will teach science subjects and irrigation engi neering. Arthur G. Paul, from Occi dental College, Los Angeles, is to be come financial agent for the Collegiate Institute, beginning his work on the first of October. The school will op en its first semester for the year oi. September 22. Work on the new ad ministration building is to begin next week. REPAIRING 3. P. MAIN LINE A force of men has b< j en ongaged for the i>:isi two weeks in repeairlng the- road bed of the Southern Pacific':? main 1 line through Imperial county, which was so badly damaged by the storm which swept the desert and tied up traffic on the road. At least ten days more will be required to put tho track in us good condition as it was before the storm. NEW SWITCH TRACKS Southern Pacific Plans to Lay Two More Long Sidings and May Locate' a "Ladder" For Industrial District. When Superintendent Averill was in 151 Centro last week he made an in spection of the local railroad yards for the purpose of deciding upon pro posed changes and extensions, which will givo this city one of the best switch yards in Southeastern Califor nia. It is proposed to lay two long sid ings to the east of the present long sidetrack, known as the storage tracK. These are to accommodate cars for the valley produce movement and to give a passing track for long train.?. A plan is also on foot to locate a "ladder" or stub to the west of the main line, from which will branch out lines for the various industrial concerns which are to be located in that district this fall and winter. While these changes are In prog ress it is also probable that the track now leading to the Holton Interurban Railroad machine shops will be ex tended, or a new one laid, so as to connect with the property in the block between Main and Commercial streets", Fourth street and the S. P. road. Tlfis property is to contain warehouses. VETERANS AT SALT LAKE Imperial Valley was represented by two Civil War veterans at tne forty third national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at Salt Lake in August. Hoth of these veter ans are El Centro men, E. H. Turk, of Company H, Forty-seventh lowa ! Volunteers, and John Strunk, of tbe i 144 th Wisconsin Volunteers. Both ! men returned to the valley last Bat | urday and report having had a most enjoyable time. MEXICAN ADJUDGED INSANE Miguel Yeruugo, a Mexican laborer at tho Laguntl Oam, Pot Holes, was ad judged lueann lust week by Judge Colo, and has been sent (o the Stii'o Hospital at Pattou. No. 22 COOPERATIVE UNION ASSEMBLES TODAY County Body to Elect Perma nent Officials at This Meeting I Delegate Body to Consist of Sixty Rep resentatives of Locai Union, But Many Others Will Be Drawn to El Centro — Will Meet at Opera House, at Ten O'Clock This Morning. A meeting of much importance will be held in El Centro today. From all parts of the valley will gather here delegates representing eleven local un ions of the Farmers' Educational and Co-Operative Union of Imperial Coun ty. It is probable that 200 men will be in attendance at this gathering. The , basis of representation calls for about sixty delegates, but it is certain that many who have not been elected aa delegates will also be in attendance. This gathering is to elect permanent ofllcers for the County Union and to select a board of control. On the ac tion of this body today will depend in a very large measure the future success of this movement to unite the producers of Imperial Valley in one common co-operative movement and to free them from the thraldom of the commission men. The fact that the machinery of the union provides for "a ' secret ballot and the opportunity to make nominations without limit places within the hands of the body which will meet today the power to reject from consideration for its officiary any man on whbm suspi cion rests as being a "stool pigeon" or secret agent for the commission men. The meeting will convene at 10 o'clock this morning in the Holt Op era House. INSIGNIA FOR S. D. & A. R. Design Adopted For Marking of Cars and Stationery of Spreckels Railroad — Rimmed Letters Arrow Pierced. From numerous designs worked out and submitted for his inspection. President John D.^Spreckels has ap proved an insignia drafted by the company's engineer for the new S»n Diogo and Arizona railroad. It is in the form of an oblong shield. An ar row is thrust through the entire length of the shield bearing the let ters, "S. D. & A." The letters are to be emblazoned on all cars and will be used on all stationery and adver tising matter as a trade mark of the company. The letters are to be black on A white background, wherever used on the company's cars. All box or flat cars to be used by the company as its own property are to be painted a Tuscan red. Cabooses are to b« cardinal red. The insignia of the company is to be stamped on every box and flat car. as well as on the cabooses. In the offices of the oper ating and executive departments tho same insignia will be used on all writing material. The letters of the trade mark are significant of San Diego for the rea sons that tin; initials "S. D." stand for San Diego, while the "A." repre sents the Arizona end of the lino- While every important railroad sys tem in the United States has a trade mark of some individual design, it was not until recent years that tho system has been perfected so as to include distinguishing marks that aru not easily duplicated.— San Diego Trl buue.