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And keep in mind that approval
of the bonds requires a two-thirds
majority \ote.



Beautiful

New

Golden

Gate

Park

Waterfall

By W. M. Strother



jNE of the most elaborate and
beautiful of the more recent ef-
fects in landscape architecture pro-
duced by Park Superintendent John
McLaren, is the new waterfall and
its adjuncts on the Main Drive in
Golden Gate Park. While the falls
have been in operation since June,
the project continues to grow with
new features.

The water drops from near the
foot of the Drake Prayerbook Cross,
over the face of an old rock quarry
through a series of cascades, for a
distance of sixty or seventy feet,
into a little lake beside the drive-
way. The natural wavy stratifica-
tion of the rock is itself a thing of
beauty and this has, where neces-
sary, been reinforced with colored
concrete in imitation of it to pre-
serve it from disintegration- Be-
sides this. Superintendent McLaren
has had hundreds of rock plants
and some trees set out over the face
of the clifif to add a decorative ef-
fect of green.

To enhance the beauty of the falls
at night there have been installed
seven groups of a new type of elec-
tric projector, donated by the Gen-




eral Electric Company, a total of
seventy-six lights in six different
colors, all submerged beneath the
water. A concealed flasher con-
trols the lights, showing the six
separate colors in rotation- — red,
blue, green, amber, gold and silver
— and also blending these into many
combinations. The eflfect is one of
superb beauty.

In the lake at the foot of the falls,
additional projectors have been
placed and an aeroplane beacon-
light illuminates the stream running
from the lake and the fern-bordered
ba^-Qu extending from it.

The water for the falls is pumped
from LloA'd Lake by means of a
pumping plant cleverly concealed
among the bamboos at the lakeside,
through a great iron pipe to the top
of the hill upon which the Drake
Cross stands. It then flows out of
a rock grotto on the top of the hill
and cascades into the lake below.

From this lake it flows westward
down beside the driveway in a rock
and green-bordered rivulet ; backs
up into an inlet thick with ferns
and brakes ; passes through a pipe
under the Transverse Drive ;



emerges on the other side into the
rivulet and flows down to Lloyd
Lake again, into which it tumbles
in a smaller waterfall.

The new falls at the quarry were
suggested by Herbert Fleishhacker,
president of the Park Commission,
after his round-the-world trip of a
year or so ago. On this trip he ad-
mired the beauty of a falls in the
Bois de Boulogne, the great park in
Paris. The design of the falls in
Golden Gate Park is Superintend-
ent McLaren's and has been worked
out by him and his aide. Earl Cle-
ments. Foreman Albert Chaquette
has had the direction of the men in
the planting of flowers and shrub-
l)ery and the rock eflfects. Boulders
for this work were secured from the
tearing down of a hill in the Sun-
set District on Nineteenth Avenue. ,

Brakes and ferns for the beautiful
shaded little cove extending back
from the rivulet were obtained from
the Russian River country, Salada
Beach and the San Pedro Ranch,
and the tree ferns used were raised
in the park from spores secured in
New Zealand and Hawaii.



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September



San Francisco to Vote On

$4,000,000 Airport Plan



E



NDORSEMENT from every
flyer and aviation company in
San Francisco is expected in the
campaign for a bond issue of $4,-
000,000 to complete the San Fran-
cisco Municipal Airport. The bond
proposal will be submitted to the
voters at the November election, the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
has decided.

In placing the bond issue on the
ballot the board followed the recom-
mendation of the Airport Commit-
tee, composed of E. Jack Spaulding,
chairman, Carl Miles and Jefferson
E. Peyser. Plans for the develop-
ment of the field have been drawn
by the city engineer's office, under
the supervision of Captain Roy
Francis, veteran Army pilot and
pioneer in Pacific Coast aviation,
who has been manager of the muni-
cipal airport for the past year.

"San Francisco will have the first
airport in the world when the pro-
posed development is completed,"
declared Supervisor Spaulding. "Like
her magnificent harbor, San Fran-
cisco's airport will be known
throughout the world. And if we
are to keep pace with the new mode
of transportation we must have this
airport.

"San Francisco became a great
city because of the harbor on which
it was located. She cannot afford to
sacrifice her supremacy as the ter-
minal of Pacific commerce by fail-
ing to provide for the air traffic that
is coming.

"Less than two years ago there
was but one air mail plane daily
across the continent. Today that
schedule has been doubled and now
every day and every night a plane
leaves for New York with a cargo
of San Francisco mail. Already the
transcontinental mail and passenger
traffic warrants the establishment of
two new lines, the Post Office De-
partment has decided. Both of these
routes will terminate in Los An-
geles. The air mail poundage con-
tinues to show an increase each
month and passenger traffic has
shown a steady growth throughout
1930.

"The day is near when all import-
ant mail will go by air and when
our existing passenger services will
be multiplied many times. If San



Men Who Direct San Francisco's Airport




Francisco is to remain on the main
route of air travel when that day
comes we must build an airport
now that is capable of hundreds of
planes daily."

"The plan for the new San Fran-
cisco Airport calls for a two-unit
field that will permit 2000 planes
to be handled without runway con-
gestion," Captain Francis said in ex-
plaining the proposed development.
"The field will be built around a
central runway 5700 feet in length
with cross runways and taxi lanes
leading from the center. All run-
ways are sufficiently long that land-
ing planes will come to a stop be-
fore they reach the center of the
field. Planes taking off would taxi



to the center and take off from the
other half of the runway, allowing
two way traffic at all times without
congestion or delay. As a ship lands
it taxis directly to the hangar apron
to discharge passengers and cargo.

"If an exceptionally large or
heavily loaded ship desired to take
off the entire runway could be
cleared for the few minutes neces-
sary for it get into the air. Until
ships are increased considerably in
size, however, this would not be
necessary.

The advantage of this system,
Captain Francis points out, will be
two-fold. Traffic may move smoothly
and continuously over the field. All
operators will appreciate the econ-



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fRANCISCO



Sketch of Projected

Development On

1150 Acre Site




281



San Francisco $ p^y^ million dollars will be asked for improvement of
Civic Center San Francisco Municipal Airport in a bond issue to
be voted on at the November election. The illustra-
tion shows the contemplated development. The field will be built around a
central runway, 5,700 feet long and 400 feet wide. Traffic control will be
systematized so that planes land on the windward half of each runway and
take off on the other half simultaneously, permitting continuous movement
of planes on the airport. A seaplane base and harbor for small boats will
be built where the field borders the bay.



omies of eliminatingf taxiingf back
and forth on the runways.

Major traffic operations at the
field will be connected at the west-
ern side where the administration
building and the commercial hang-
ars will be located. On the opposite
side of the field the hangars for pri-
vate owners will be built. Seaplane
hangars and a seaplane fairway will
be established at the east end where
the field is bordered by San Fran-
cisco Bay. Nearby a yacht harbor
will be built.

Five hundred acres of the site will
be reserved for industrial develop-
ments.

With three years of experience be-
hind them in' the operation of the



airport the municipal authorities are
satisfied that the present site is the
best location for the field. Comple-
tion of the Bay Shore highway has
placed the airport on the main boule-
vard between San Francisco and the
peninsula cities. It is now accessible
bv regular motor bus sers-ice from
the business district, the trip being
made in twenty minutes between the
field and downtown. The right of
way for the new peninsula line of
the Western Pacific railroad borders
the field on the west, giving spur
track facilities at the field.

Meteorological conditions at the
field have been checked daily for
more than two years by weather ob-
servers and have met every require-



SAN FRANCISCO

MUNICIPAL

AIRPORT



Proposed Plan For Additions
«nd Improvements to

MILLS FIELD

ment of prevailing wind, good vis-
ibility and clear approach essential
to regular flying.

The funds needed for improve-
ment of the field are apportioned as
follows :

For purchase of 1,002 acres of land
from Mills Estate in addition to the 110
acres now owned by the city. $945,000.

For purchase of 1.080 acres of tide-
lands, lying east of the airport, $108,000.

Construction of a rip-rap dike, $449,000.

Filling 13.510,000 cubic yards, $1,351,000.

Runway construction, §308.000.

Grading, dressing and seeding the field,
$270,000.

Concrete aprons and strips, 338,000
square feet, $101,499.

Roads and parking spaces, $56,000.

Hangars, administration building, pumps
and draining and night lighting system,
$421,600.



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September




Exterior Fageol Bus



NEW BUSES FOR MUNICIPAL
RAILWAY



It had been said that the inhabi-
tants of that great western metrop-
olis, San Francisco, are the most in-
dustrious people in the world. Cer-
tainly for year-'round "vim and
vigor," San Franciscans cannot be
equalled.

To transport these busy toilers
about their daily interests — world
trade, finance, bargaining — the Mu-
nicipal Railway has added to its
fleet of buses three more Fageol 28-
passenger safety coaches. Specifi-
cations for the construction of these
coaches embodied every considera-
tion for the comfort, health and
safety of the passengers they were
to carry.

In addition to their riding com-
fort, their interior furnishings are
of the type that will retain their
sanitary cleanliness indefinitely.
Specially designed "wind-breaks"
have been installed just inside the
entrance doors to protect passen-
gers from chill drafts.



The designer's first thought was
of the convenience of the patrons as
evidenced bj' the fact that these



coaches are so constructed that they
can draw close up to the curb and
take on and discharge passengers
directly onto the sidewalk. Me-
chanically, they embody those char-
acteristics and improvements that
make bus transportation dependable
and above all safe.

These new buses will be used on
route No. 1, which connects with
car lines A, K, L and N, from Tenth
.\venue and Fulton Street, via
Golden Gate Park. Ninth A\enue.
Judah Street, Seventh Avenue, La-
guna Honda Boulevard, Portola
Drive, Miraloma Drive, Yerba
Buena Avenue, Plymouth Avenue,
and Monterey Boulevard to Edna
Street, a trip of 23 minutes.










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NEW LIBRARY FOR
RICHMOND DISTRICT



CHARITIES GET $145,945 FROM
STATE BUDGET



RECORDER'S MONTHLY
STATEMENT



Members of the Board of Educa-
tion recently announced they would
provide the Board of Library Trus-
tees with a site in the Richmond
district for a branch library there.

The library is to be built at a cost
of approximately $75,000 as soon as
a site is made available. M. C. Sloss.
one of the trustees, told the school
board late Wednesday.

Sloss asked the Board of Educa-
tion to deed to the trustees a piece
of property between Thirty-sixth
and Thirty-seventh avenues, and
Geary and Anza streets.

The board took his request under
advisement and instructed J. M.
Gwinn, superintendent of schols, to
make a survey and recommend a
site.



City Appropriates More Than

$1,000,000, Auditor's

Report Shows



The state's contribution toward
San Francisco charity enterprises
amounted to $145,945.95 during the
final six months of the fiscal year,
1929-30, Benning Wentworth, audi-
tor, announced recently.

The report showed 'an increase
from 39 to 660 for needy aged un-
der the newly enacted pension law.
The sum was divided as follows :
Juvenile Court, $66,926 for depend-
ent children ; widow's pensions, $50,-
037; needy blind, $11,912; and
needy aged, $17,069.

The city appropriates more than
$1,000,000 annually for the same
jnirpose.



Cash receipts for Recorder's fees,
August, 1930, $10,331.05. Receipts
for same month, 1929, $11,861.10.

Salaries for August, 1930, $9,-
141.66. Surplus for the month.
$1,189.39.

Papers filed for record during the
month of August, 1930, 5,381. Same
month, 1929, 6,458.

During the month a total of 529
marriage certificates were recorded
as follows: White, 516; colored, 5;
Chinese, 4; Japanese, 5; miscellan-
eous, 1. For the same period in
1929, the total was 534.

The religious subdivision, where
indicated, was as follows: Protes-
tant, 215; Catholic, 136; Hebrew.
24; Civil, 149; miscellaneous, 5.
EDMOND GODCHAUX,

Recorder.



September



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283



THE BRAND IN DEMAND

REGISTERED

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Coats, Vests, Pants, Gowns, Caps, Aprons, Towels, Napkins



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SAN FRANCISCO



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Phone MArket 4622 3074 17th Street



SAN FRANCISCO HOG COMPANY

Dealers in

LIVESTOCK
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Cotnplete and up-to-date facilities and equip-
ment in every respect make it possible for the S.
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regarded by many as the standard of efficiency and
beauty.

And yet White's charges are no higher than for
service in which this efficiency and completeness
may be lacking.

For Prompt, Courteous and Efficient

Service, call "WHITE'S SERVICE"

WEst 0770

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question: Which furring nail do you
use? Why?



BECAUSE: Tests prove Zed-
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weight and 65% less cracks;
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of cement plaster; seals nail
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KINDEL & GRAHAM

(THE HOUSE OF NOVELTIES)
Importers, Dislribulors and Manufacturers

NOTIONS, TOYS, NOVELTIES & PREMIUM SUPPLIES
782-784 Mission Street

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.



Studios
804 Mission St.



Factory

751 Florida St.



Wholesale Notions, Ribbons, Fancy Goods,
Underwear, DMC, FLEISHER YARNS

Best Wishes to Mayor Rolph

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September



Pure Food



ExccUcDi Service



MALLOS' GRILL

Moose Bldg. Phone MArket 7322

1625-27 Market Street

DAY & NIGHT



John C. Schroder George J. Schriefer

Telephone GArfield 3923

POPPY BUFFET LUNCH
SOFT DRINKS

101 Sixth Street Cor. Mission

SAN FRANCISCO



Eureka Tamale Parlor

T. SMITH, Prop.

558 Castro Street



PIONEER MARKET

Makers of Picnic Brand Corn Beef and Pork

We supply many Arehouses. etc., with pigs
feet, pigs tails, neck bones, etc.

Official Supplier to Con Collonans

St. Patrick's Day Corn Beef Feeds

ASK BUTCH GEGGUS

L. F. ARMKNECHT
3318 Mission St. Mission 5520



TELEPHONE DAVENPORT 6666-6667



Otzen Packing Co.

Packers of Dried Fruits

52 Washington Street
SAN FRANCISCO



ROMA
MACARONI FACTORY

MANUFACTURERS SINCE 1875

Bologna Style Noodles, Butterflies
and Daisies

Office and Factory

Cor. Francisco Street and Grant Ave.

Teleplionei: DOuglai 2071; DOuglas 2072

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GEO. OSTERTAG


CALIFORNIA INN


RATHSKELLER


Restaurant and Grill


BOWLING


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Phone DElaware 36S0


Pacific Coast Dairy


Quality Milk and Cream


From Producer to Consumer


Wholesale and Retail


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Near Silver Avenue


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AUTO ACCESSORIES

AT

POPULAR PRICES

Levins Auto Supply Co.

Everything for the Auto

11 VAN NESS AVENUE
at Oak Street



PHONE WEST 6866



F. BAYLACQ

FRENCH LAUNDRY

Laces, Lace Curtains, Silks and Flannels

Washing Called for and Delivered



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SAN FRANCISCO



SANTA MARIA BROS., Props.
Phone DAvenport 2440

NEW FILIPINO
EMPLOYMENT AGENCY

Capable Filipino or Chinese Help for
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ALLSKIL

Civic Center Golf Course

McAllister and Hyde Streets

SAN FRANCISCO

Perfectly smooth fairways of ce-
ment, covered with felt, make this
course a real test of skill.



CITY EMPLOYEES ENJOY
PLAYING ON

Hollywood Greens

NEAR CITY HALL
No Wind, Cement Fairways, Felt Greens

Corner Polk and Eddy Streets

San Francisco, California

California's Classic Course



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PineLark Golf Course

The City's Largest Putting Fairways

Pine and Larkin Streets
SAN FRANCISCO

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September



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285



O'BRIEN RESIGNS FROM
POLICE COMMISSION



THOMPSON. BROS, INC.



Daniel J. O'Brien, former police
chief of San Francisco, resigned
September 9 from the Police Com-
mission due to ill health. O'Brien
has been in poor health since 1928
when, on the advice of his physi-
cian, he resigned from the office of
police chief.

Joseph J. Tynan Sr., vice-presi-
dent of the Bethlehem Steel Co.,
was named by Mayor James Rolph
Jr. to succeed O'Brien.



AIR FERRIES SUCCESSFUL



The success of short air services
operating at the frequency of trolley
cars was proven by the first half-
year report of Air Ferries, Ltd. The
company is shown in the unique po-
sition of carrying the largest num-
ber of passengers ever transported
on a scheduled air route, with the
lowest fares in the history of air
transportation.

Approximately 46,000 paying pas-
sengers were carried in the six-
month period ended July 31 by the
fleet of four Keystone-Loening am-
phibians, crossing San Francisco
Bay every 20 minutes and serving
the neighboring cities of Oakland.
Alameda and \'allejo.

These figures show an average of
254 passengers daily, or one pasen-
ger for every 2.2 minutes of opera-
tion. One peak day registered 947
passengers, or five for every three
minutes.

Gross revenues for the period ap-
proximated $91,000 from all sources.
These include the passenger fares,
which range from the $1.50 trans-
bay fare to the $6 San Francisco
Bay and Golden Gate scenic flight,
the delivery service which is main-
tained in conjunction with West-
ern Union, express, commutation
"scrip," charter trips, and the ten-
cent taxi service which carries pas-
sengers between the terminals and
the uptown districts of San Fran-
cisco and Oakland.



MUNICIPAL RECORD,

September
Attention, City Employees —

Edward I. Landau announces
special rates for San Francisco
city employees in departmen-
tal "pee-w?ee golf" tournaments
at the Portola Golf Course,
2480 San Bruno Avenue. An
invitation is extended to all
city employees to visit this
course.



Thompson Bros., Inc., was estab-
lished September 11, 1905, and al-
though they are now the exclusive
distributors of Mohawk Quality
Tires, they are also one of the larg-
est drayage, rigging, and warehouse
concerns in San Francisco, having
in past years acquired by consoli-
dation several other well-known
old-time draying companies. Cap-
tain Chadwick Thompson, president
of the firm, is a retired sea captain
and for several years was master of
some of Mayor James Rolph's fath-
er's ships, and ha? therefore always
been a close friend and staunch sup-
porter of the mayor and his admin-
istration for years. Associated with
Captain Thompson are three broth-
ers: Thornton, Vernon and Cranch
Thompson, who actively handle the
drayage department of the firm.




Ten years ago, Thompson Bros..
Inc., took over the Pacific Coast
distribution of Sewell Cushion
\\'heels. which they pionered and
established with nearly every large
fleet-owner of trucks. The City of
San Francisco equipped many ve-
hicles in various departments with
these wheels. The corporation eight
years ago drifted into the tire busi-
ness at which time Thompson
brothers took the California distri-
bution of Swinehart tires on a
strictly wholesale basis. Then three
years ago they established their
own retail store at 120 Eleventh
Street near Mission and are now-
distributing exclusively throughout
San Francisco the well-known Mo-
hawk Tire. Their business is grow-
ing yearly and is now w-ell estab-
lished, mainly because of their con-
sistent policies of offering only high
quality tires, giving prompt and ef-
ficient services, and handling their
trade in a courteous and fair-dealing
manner.

Walter Schlichtmann. general
manager of their tire business, has
successfully operated it for the firm
since its inception and states that
many citv employees in various de-
partments ("as well as the City it-
self) are using Mohawk tires exclu-

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sively. He states that it has al-
ways been their policy to sell tires
to city employees at the City's own
price so as to save such employees
considerable money. Also that they
give such city employees free instal-
lation services, switching of tires,
checking air inflations, providing
free tire covers, etc. Mr. Schlicht-
mann particularly recommends that
his customer purchase tires now, as
they are cheaper at present than at
any previous time and because there
is possibility' of a raise in tire prices
in the near future.



NEW MANAGEMENT AT

MILLS FIELD LUNCH



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